CAHSA College of Arts and Humanities Student Advising

Department Information

Majors

English

407-823-5596
english@ucf.edu

  • English - Creative Writing (B.A.) introduces students to fiction, poetry, and non-fiction prose through the appreciation of existing texts as well as the production of their own texts in these three genres. Students learn the craft of writing creatively through the study of theory and the close analysis of their own practice.
  • English - Literature (B.A.) helps students develop the ability to read discerningly, think critically, and write clearly. The study of literature in its historical, cultural, and theoretical contexts helps to reveal to students the ways of people and society while encouraging the lifelong pleasure to be found in this art form.
  • English - Technical Communication (B.A.) prepares students to fill the communication needs of the business and scientific community. Students learn how to apply the principles of written, spoken, and visual communication to a wide variety of situations, using state-of-the-art software and hardware in the departmental Technical Writing Laboratory.

History

407-823-2225
history@ucf.edu

  • History (B.A.)
  • History - Accelerated Undergraduate-Graduate (B.A.) allows highly qualified undergraduate majors in history to begin taking graduate-level courses which will count towards their master’s degree while completing their baccalaureate degree program. Participation will enable completion of a B.A. and M.A. in five instead of six years for students enrolled in full-time course work.

Latin American Studies

407-823-1173
latinamerica@ucf.edu

  • Latin American Studies (B.A.) provides students with the necessary tools and relevant knowledge to understand, study, and work with Hispanic populations. Students gain a broad and thorough understanding of the Americas in terms of their historical, cultural, social, economic, and political dimensions. They also develop a basic proficiency in Spanish.

Modern Languages and Literatures

407-823-2472
flfacult@ucf.edu

  • French (B.A.)
  • Spanish (B.A.)

Music

407-823-2869
ucfmusic@ucf.edu

  • Music (B.A.) combines general training in music with the core of a liberal arts degree. The program is the typical preparation for a broad range of careers in Music Theory, Musicology, Music Librarianship, Music Business and Industry, Church Music, and Recording Technology.
  • Music - Jazz Studies (B.M.) integrates performance with dissemination of knowledge. The Jazz Workshop ensembles perform and develop a repertoire and improvisational techniques.
  • Music - Music Composition (B.M.) is a professional music degree with areas in music performance (instrumental or vocal), jazz studies, and composition.
  • Music - Music Performance (B.M.) suited to students interested in professional performance careers.
  • Music Education (B.M.E.) geared toward students interested in careers in public school education.

Philosophy

407-823-2273
philosophy@ucf.edu

  • Humanities & Cultural Studies (B.A.) exposes students to culturally significant objects (both past and present), systems of thought and belief, and practices. The goal is that students should be able to place themselves within their world, and understand the influences on and meaningful aspects of their world and the worlds of others.
  • Philosophy (B.A.) provides students with opportunities to investigate the connections between intellectual pursuits and moral and public virtue. This program aims to provide students with the theoretical skills and knowledge to engage with the complex issues of our time.
  • Religion and Cultural Studies (B.A.) is an interdisciplinary program, providing students with the knowledge base and intellectual, communication, and interpersonal skills essential to success in any career. More specifically, knowledge of religion - and the ability to think clearly and communicate effectively about it.

Theatre

407-823-2862
theatre@ucf.edu

  • Theatre (B.F.A.) offered for students who, upon graduation, plan to pursue a specialized career in professional theatre.
  • Theatre Studies (B.A.) offers a thorough foundation in theatre while providing flexibility and opportunity for interdisciplinary study with a required minor.
  • Theatre, B.F.A.: Musical Theatre serves students interested in a career on the musical theatre stage.

Visual Arts and Design

407-823-1355
svadadvising@ucf.edu

  • Architecture (B.Des.) provides students an opportunity to earn the credentials needed to become a design professional or begin preparing for a career as an architect.
  • Art - Emerging Media (B.F.A.) allows students to integrate the multiple domains of art, storytelling, and technology. It is designed to provide a solid foundation in techniques and theory in one focused area of competence, as well as a broad understanding of related disciplines including arts, humanities, and technology. The program also offers extended experience in working in multidisciplinary teams on realistic problems.
  • Art - History (B.A.) offers undergraduate students an opportunity to acquire specific knowledge about art and architecture from prehistory to the present. The curriculum provides a foundation for the understanding of art, in all of its various forms, and encourages the development of visual literacy.
  • Art - Studio (B.A.) offers specializations including book arts, ceramics, drawing, drawing and printmaking combination, drawing and illustration combination, painting, photography, sculpture, and type and design.
  • Art - Studio Art (B.F.A.) prepares students for professional practices and is recommended for students who plan to attend graduate school. The degree provides a solid foundation in techniques and theory in focused areas of competence. Specializations include book arts, ceramics, drawing, drawing and printmaking combination, drawing and illustration combination, painting, photography, sculpture, and type and design.
  • Art - Visual Arts and Emerging Media Management (B.A.) The Art B.A. in Visual Arts and Emerging Media Management is an interdisciplinary degree that allows students that are interested in the arts outside of studio disciplines to study art and a variety of art-related topics.
  • Digital Media (B.A.) allows students to integrate the multiple domains of art, storytelling, and technology. It is designed to provide a solid foundation in techniques and theory in one focused area of competence, provide a broad understanding of related disciplines including arts, humanities, and technology.
  • Film (B.F.A.) focuses on film production and provides students with a grounding in the history, theory and aesthetics of film while developing their individual production skills, style and voice as entrepreneurial cinematic storytellers. The program involves the student in the technical, economic and artistic processes of film and encourages creative exploration of the medium and its potential.
  • Film - Cinema Studies (B.A.) offers courses in film theory, history and criticism. The aim of the program is to give students a broad and in-depth knowledge of these areas. The emphasis is on the aesthetics, styles and forms of film.
  • Photography (B.S.) offers advanced studies in studio and digital methodologies, editorial and narrative, aesthetics, the history and theories of photography and the application of all of those considerations towards creating bodies of work that a graduate can use as a stepping–stone to various avenues of image creation.

Writing and Rhetoric

407-823-2295
writingandrhetoric@ucf.edu

  • Writing and Rhetoric (B.A.) provides students with an in-depth training in the interrelated fields of writing, rhetorical, and literacy studies, preparing them for a range of writing-focused jobs that involved the analysis, creation, editing, adaption, and/or coordination of written, digital, and multimedia texts.

Minors

Africana Studies

407-823-0026
africana@ucf.edu

  • Africana Studies (Minor) presents a unique opportunity for students to explore the rich complexity and diversity of society. It provides a forum for students to understand the significant contributions blacks have made to world civilization and the American experiment.

CAH Dean

407-823-2251

  • American Studies (Minor)
  • Asian Studies (Minor)
  • Event Management (Minor) This program teaches students how to strategically promote various types of events and how to identify potential risk while planning and executing an event(s).

English

407-823-5596
english@ucf.edu

  • Creative Writing (Minor)
  • Digital Humanities (Minor) prepares students to deal with our changing world and “technology” from an interdisciplinary perspective. It offers a contextual and methodological understanding of the Internet, new media tools, and the emergence of digital information relative to database and social networking developments.
  • Florida Studies (Minor)
  • Linguistics (Minor)
  • Literature (Minor)
  • Medieval and Renaissance Studies (Minor) offers students a background of the history, literature, languages, art, music, and philosophy of the Middle Ages and Renaissance.
  • Technical Communication (Minor)

History

407-823-2225
history@ucf.edu

  • History (Minor)
  • Pre-Law in the Humanities (Minor)
  • Russian Studies (Minor)

Judaic Studies

407-823-5129
judaicst@ucf.edu

  • Judaic Studies (Minor) enables students to acquire a foundation of knowledge in Jewish history, the Hebrew language, Jewish philosophy, culture, religious beliefs, and political aspirations, and to understand the contribution of Judaism to Western civilization. The courses highlight major aspects of Jewish civilization, focusing on its interaction with other cultures and dwelling on the bodies of human knowledge upon which it draws.

Latin American Studies

407-823-1173
latinamerica@ucf.edu

  • Latin America Area Studies (Minor) promotes an understanding of Latin America and the Caribbean as well as Latino/Hispanic populations of the United States and provides students with knowledge and skills that can be applied in careers in social and community services, education, public relations, journalism, foreign service, and international commerce.

Middle Eastern Studies

407-823-0512
hakan@ucf.edu

  • Middle Eastern Studies (Minor) designed to foster teaching, research and scholarship of the Middle East and Muslim world in particular. The program has a strong focus on the religious, political, historical and social forces shaping the region.

Modern Languages and Literatures

407-823-2472
flfacult@ucf.edu

  • French (Minor)
  • Italian (Minor)
  • Spanish (Minor)

Music

407-823-2869
ucfmusic@ucf.edu

  • Music (Minor) open to all students interested in music study, but who are not majoring in one of the music degree tracks.
  • Performing Arts Administration (Minor) Music & Theatre majors or other majors with experience/passion for the performing arts, admitted by an interview/portfolio review.

Philosophy

407-823-2273
philosophy@ucf.edu

  • Cognitive Sciences (Minor) provides an interdisciplinary approach to the study of mind, brain, and cognition, broadly construed. It complements the background of students intending to pursue graduate degrees in cognitive sciences, computer science, philosophy, psychology, biology, neuroscience, and medicine, as well as students with more immediate career goals in fields such as neural network modeling, neuroimaging, information technology, clinical or counseling psychology, biotechnology, and others.
  • Humanities and Cultural Studies (Minor) provides a rigorous study of the artistic and intellectual practices and products of human culture in the contemporary world and in the past, across world cultures.
  • Philosophy (Minor) provides a limited, yet substantive, introduction to philosophical themes related to knowledge, responsibility, and society.
  • Religion and Cultural Studies (Minor) provides a limited yet coherent range of courses which introduce the student to a range of religious institutions and ideas.

Theatre

407-823-2862
theatre@ucf.edu

  • Theatre - Dance (Minor) prepares pre-professional dancers in a dynamic environment conducive to the highest caliber of both practice and scholarship. The Dance Minor offers a foundation in dance techniques, dance history, composition, and performance.
  • Theatre - General (Minor) provides an excellent foundation in theatre as a complement to any field of study.

Visual Arts and Design

407-823-1355
svadadvising@ucf.edu

  • Art - Studio (Minor)
  • Art History (Minor)
  • Community Arts - PAVE (Minor)
  • Digital Media (Minor)
  • Film - Cinema Studies (Minor) provides students with a broad and in-depth knowledge of film theory, history and criticism with emphasis on the aesthetics, styles and forms of film.

Women's and Gender Studies

407-823-6502
womenst@ucf.edu

  • Women's and Gender Studies (Minor) focuses on the situation of women and gender relations in past and present societies, on women's contributions to their societies, on contemporary women's issues, and on theories concerning women and gender. The program aims to bring women's achievements and experience into traditional subjects, but also to broaden the underlying assumptions of existing scholarship and to open new areas of study.

Writing and Rhetoric

407-823-2295
writingandrhetoric@ucf.edu

  • Writing and Rhetoric (Minor) prepares students to rhetorically analyze, effectively participate in, and critically reflect about writing experiences in their disciplines, professional workplaces, and community and civic environments. The minor is best suited for students planning to enter writing-intensive professions such as law, publishing and editing, journalism, public relations, marketing, communications management, and new media development.

Certificates

Judaic Studies

407-823-5129
judaicst@ucf.edu

  • Judaic Studies (Certificate) enable students to acquire a foundation of knowledge in Jewish history, the Hebrew language, Jewish philosophy, culture, religious beliefs, and political aspirations, and to understand the contribution of Judaism to Western civilization. The courses highlight major aspects of Jewish civilization, focusing on its interaction with other cultures and dwelling on the bodies of human knowledge upon which it draws.

Modern Languages and Literatures

407-823-2472
flfacult@ucf.edu

  • Spanish for Health Professions (Certificate)
  • Spanish for the Legal World (Certificate)
  • Teaching English as a Foreign Language (Certificate)
  • Translation and Interpretation (Certificate)

Women's and Gender Studies

407-823-6502
womenst@ucf.edu

  • Gender Studies (Certificate) courses focus on the situation of women and gender relations in past and present societies, on women's contributions to their societies, on contemporary women's issues, and on theories concerning women and gender. The program aims to bring women's achievements and experience into traditional subjects, but also to broaden the underlying assumptions of existing scholarship and to open new areas of study.
CAHSA • College of Arts & Humanities at the University of Central Florida
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