Humanities, Interdisciplinary

Degree:Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
Major:Interdisciplinary Humanities
Specializations:Arts Administration
Women’s Gender and Sexuality Studies
Minor: Women’s Gender and Sexuality Studies
College:Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities
CIP Code:24.0103
Semester Hours Required For Degree: 120

Arts Administration Specialization

Building Phone Website Email
Building 82, Room 231 (850) 857-6057 http://uwf.edu/cassh/interdisciplinary-global-programming/arts-administration-ba/ jbrisky@uwf.edu

Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Specialization

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Building 50, Room 228 (850) 474-2672 https://uwf.edu/programs/cassh/interdisciplinary-humanities-womens-gender-sexuality-studies-ba/ womens@uwf.edu

The B.A. in Interdisciplinary Humanities program affords students the opportunity to select one of two specializations: Arts Administration or Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. Students should note that courses taken for the chosen discipline may not be used to complete the requirements for additional majors or minors.

Program Requirements

In addition to the University’s general requirements, students seeking the B.A. in Interdisciplinary Humanities must meet the requirements listed below. A grade of “C” or higher must be earned in all courses used to fulfill major requirements. Additionally, Students must earn a 2.50 cumulative GPA in the major. No more than 24% of the program requirements for this degree may be in traditional business subjects.

Arts Administration Specialization

Students in Arts Administration will gain a broad understanding of the various administrative functions within any arts organization. These functions include but are not limited to Marketing, Fundraising and Management. The student also receives intensive training in the chosen artistic discipline including Art & Design, Music or Theatre. The program offers a solid foundation for either employment in a professional environment or additional graduate study in Arts Administration.

General Education

In addition to the General Education requirements listed on this page, students must satisfy all additional University requirements, including the Gordon Rule, multicultural, and foreign language requirements. With appropriate planning and coordination with an academic advisor, students may satisfy some of the general University requirements through the General Education curriculum. For a complete listing of general degree requirements, refer to the "University Requirements" section of this catalog.

General Education Curriculum: 

Recommend that students take the following to fulfill their General Education requirements in the following areas:

MMC 2000Principles of Mass Communication 13
SPC 2608Public Speaking 23
Choose one based on Fine or Performing Arts Concertration
ARH 2051Western Survey II: Renaissance to Contemporary 33
MUL 2010Music Appreciation3
THE 2000Theatre Appreciation 33

Multicultural Requirement

Civic Literacy Requirement

The 2017 Florida Legislature amended Section 1007.25, Florida Statutes, to require students initially entering a State University System (SUS) and/or Florida College System (FCS) institution in 2018-2019 and thereafter to demonstrate competency in civic literacy.  The 2021 Legislature further amended Florida Statutes, requiring students to complete both a civic literacy course and exam. As a result, there are three cohorts of students currently matriculating at Florida public institutions subject to varying requirements. As demonstrated in the table below, the exact civic literacy requirements are based on the academic term in which a student first enrolled in a Florida public institution.

Students Included in Cohort Civic Literacy Competency Requirement
Cohort 1: Students first entering the SUS or FCS prior to fall 2018 None
Cohort 2: Students first entering the SUS or FCS in fall 2018 – summer A 2021 Complete a course or exam
Cohort 3: Students first entering the SUS or FCS in summer B 2021 (on or after July 1, 2021) and thereafter Complete both a course and exam

Additionally, the 2021 Legislature made two additional exceptions: approving the use of accelerated mechanisms for meeting the course competency requirement and exempting high school students who pass the Florida Civic Literacy Exam in high school from the postsecondary exam requirement. These two changes are in effect for Cohort 3.

There are multiple ways to satisfy this requirement. Students should work with their academic advisor to determine which option is best for their degree requirements/degree plan. 

Additional information can be found on our Civic Literacy website.

*BOG 8.006s.1007.25(4,a-b) 

Common Prerequisites

State-mandated common prerequisites must be completed prior to graduation, but are not required for admission to the program. See the Common Prerequisite Manual for course substitutions from Florida colleges and universities.

Lower Division Electives 

Students must complete sufficient 1000/2000 level electives to satisfy at least 60 sh in the lower division. Current UWF students may use elective courses at any level (1000-4000) to meet this elective requirement.22
Total Hours22

 Major

Arts Administration Core:

TPA 4504Performing Arts Administration +3
GRA 2111CIntroduction to Graphic Design3
or ADV 3216 Advertising Graphics I
Total Hours6

Capstone Experience

The Capstone Experience will consist of an internship in the administration department of a concentration appropriate nonprofit arts organization. Students will also be required to submit a paper outlining their internship at its conclusion.

HUM 4911Interdisciplinary Humanities Capstone3
Total Hours3

Fine or Performing Art Concentration

Students will choose a major concentration in Art & Design, Music or Theatre

Art & Design Track:
ARH 4830CMuseum and Gallery Studies +3
3000/4000 level advisor approved Studio Art or Art History Electives +15
Music Track:
MUH 3212History of Western Music II: 18th through 20th Centuries +3
3000/4000 level advisor approved Music Electives +15
Theatre Track:
TPA 3601Stage Management +3
THE 3092Theatrical Production & Performance 1, +3
3000/4000 level advisor approved Theatre Electives +12

Major-Related 

ACG 3082Accounting for Non-Majors +3
COM 3003Integrated Advertising & Public Relations Concepts +3
COM 2713Writing for the Communication Professions3
MAN 3025Management Fundamentals +3
MAR 3023Marketing Fundamentals +3
Choose one of the following:3
Writing for Public Relations +
Writing Critical Reviews +
Professional and Technical Writing +
Advisor Approved Communications Elective (ADV, COM, JOU, or PUR) +3
Total Hours21

Upper Division Electives 

Student must complete sufficient 3000/4000 level electives to meet UWF’s requirement of 48 semester hours in the upper division or complete all departmental requirements at the 3000/4000 level, whichever is greater.17

Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Specialization

UWF's Interdisciplinary Humanities programs promote excellence in education, personal growth, civic awareness, and unique learning experiences by offering cutting-edge curricula relevant to the needs of employers. Designed for students desiring exposure to issues that transcend a single discipline, interdisciplinary studies offer students the opportunity to raise questions, create new knowledge, and solve problems in ways that are not possible in a singular disciplinary context. In the Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies specialization, students critically and creatively explore the significance of gender in all areas of life, examining the social formation of human identities, practices, and institutions. This specialization requires the completion of an approved minor or double major and participation in the university’s annual Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Conference. The combination of this interdisciplinary specialization with a related minor or double major prepares students for a wide array of careers in community relations, law, criminal justice, politics, business, communications, counseling, social work, and teaching and provides students with an enhanced understanding of how gender operates in these professional environments. The Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies program also offers a host of co-curricular events and activities that help students to cultivate their professional skills and put theory into practice. Beyond the annual Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Conference, the students host art exhibitions, poetry open mic nights, and community reading groups and publish a national feminist student journal.

General Education

In addition to the General Education requirements listed on this page, students must satisfy all additional University requirements, including the Gordon Rule, multicultural, and foreign language requirements. With appropriate planning and coordination with an academic advisor, students may satisfy some of the general University requirements through the General Education curriculum. For a complete listing of general degree requirements, refer to the "University Requirements" section of this catalog.

General Education Curriculum:

Multicultural Requirement

Civic Literacy Requirement

The 2017 Florida Legislature amended Section 1007.25, Florida Statutes, to require students initially entering a State University System (SUS) and/or Florida College System (FCS) institution in 2018-2019 and thereafter to demonstrate competency in civic literacy.  The 2021 Legislature further amended Florida Statutes, requiring students to complete both a civic literacy course and exam. As a result, there are three cohorts of students currently matriculating at Florida public institutions subject to varying requirements. As demonstrated in the table below, the exact civic literacy requirements are based on the academic term in which a student first enrolled in a Florida public institution.

Students Included in Cohort Civic Literacy Competency Requirement
Cohort 1: Students first entering the SUS or FCS prior to fall 2018 None
Cohort 2: Students first entering the SUS or FCS in fall 2018 – summer A 2021 Complete a course or exam
Cohort 3: Students first entering the SUS or FCS in summer B 2021 (on or after July 1, 2021) and thereafter Complete both a course and exam

Additionally, the 2021 Legislature made two additional exceptions: approving the use of accelerated mechanisms for meeting the course competency requirement and exempting high school students who pass the Florida Civic Literacy Exam in high school from the postsecondary exam requirement. These two changes are in effect for Cohort 3.

There are multiple ways to satisfy this requirement. Students should work with their academic advisor to determine which option is best for their degree requirements/degree plan. 

Additional information can be found on our Civic Literacy website.

*BOG 8.006s.1007.25(4,a-b) 

Lower Division Electives

Students must complete sufficient 1000/2000 level electives to satisfy at least 60 sh in the lower division. Current UWF students may use elective courses at any level (1000-4000) to meet this elective requirement.24
Total Hours24

Major

Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies 12
Human Sexuality and Culture
Introduction to Women's Studies +
Issues in Gender and Diversity +
Feminist Theory +
Capstone Experience: *3
Interdisciplinary Humanities Capstone +
Total Hours15

Major-Related

Choose two of the following:6
Sex Roles in Anthropological Perspective +
Black Women Writers +
Women in Art +
Gender Communication +
Medieval Women +
Sociology of Sex Roles +
The Family +
Choose two of the following:6
Family Crime and Violence +
Victimology +
Race, Gender, Ethnicity, and Crime +
Sex Offenses and the Offender +
Psychology of Workforce Diversity +
Family Law +
Psychobiology of Sexual Behavior +
Psychology and Gender +
Social Aspects of Family Violence +
Families and Family Treatment +
Choose two courses from any of the major-related courses above.6
Required Minor: +12-18
Total Hours30-36

Major-related courses may be substituted with courses by contract. Requirements for Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies courses by contract include:

  • Must be a 3000/4000 level course.
  • Permission by the course instructor and Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies program advisor to complete the course as by contract must be obtained by the student.
  • Student must complete a Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies By Contract Proposal in which the student submits the course syllabus and a 150-250 word summary signed by the instructor to the Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies advisor by the third week of the semester. 

Students must complete an advisor-approved minor (or double major) in a field related to the student’s career objectives.

Upper Division Electives

The remainder of the program will be comprised of electives that students can select without limitation. However, students will be advised to select additional 3000/4000 level courses to total at least 48sh at the 3000/4000 level if necessary. If students do not require additional 3000/4000 level courses, they may take 1000/2000 level courses at UWF.12-15
Total Hours12-15

Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

In the interdisciplinary Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Minor students creatively and critically explore the significance of gender in all areas of life, examining the social formation of human identities, practices, and institutions. Courses offer practical preparation for careers in community relations, law, criminal justice, politics, business, communications, counseling, social work, and teaching. Students can select classes from philosophy, literature, communications, fine arts, anthropology, government, history, legal studies, psychology, sociology, social work, and criminal justice. The Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies program also offers a host of co-curricular events and activities that help students to cultivate their professional skills and put theory into practice. Beyond the annual Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Conference, the students host art exhibitions, poetry open mic nights and community reading groups and publish a national feminist student journal.

To receive a Minor in the Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program, students must complete a total of 15 semester hours of upper-division course work including:

SYD 3810Introduction to Women's Studies3
Choose one of the following:3
Sex Roles in Anthropological Perspective
Black Women Writers
Women in Art
Gender Communication
Medieval Women
Issues in Gender and Diversity
Feminist Theory
Sociology of Sex Roles
The Family
Choose one of the following:3
Family Crime and Violence
Victimology
Race, Gender, Ethnicity, and Crime
Sex Offenses and the Offender
Psychology of Workforce Diversity
Family Law
Psychobiology of Sexual Behavior
Psychology and Gender
Social Aspects of Family Violence
Families and Family Treatment
Choose two additional courses from any of the courses above (6 hours).6
Total Hours15