College of Arts, Social Sciences & Humanities (CASSH)
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These disciplines study people. They develop well-educated, imaginative, inquisitive, communicative, adaptable, and empathetic graduates ready to demonstrate the 21st Century skills necessary to succeed in today's workplace. Students work collaboratively with engaging faculty in small class settings to hone their critical thinking, oral and written communication, project management, and professional development. They spend time thinking and writing, reading and discussing, observing and performing -- qualities that set them apart from their peers in the marketplace. The College of Arts, Social Sciences, and Humanities believes these skills endure and set students up to be lifetime learners no matter where their journey beyond UWF takes them.
- Department of Anthropology
- Anthropology provides a broad base of information about human culture and what makes humans unique. Culture is the totality of what humans learn and the basis for how humans define the world. Anthropologists study all kinds of individual cultures, both living and dead and simple and complex, in order to gain an understanding of culture as a human phenomenon. The very nature of anthropology is multicultural and historical. This program is hands-on, and students regularly participate in faculty-directed research projects in the Pensacola area. The Department of Anthropology offers specializations in Archaeology, Biological Anthropology, Cultural Anthropology, and General Anthropology.
- Department of Art
- The Department of Art offered its first classes on the same day that the University of West Florida opened its doors, September 25, 1967. Dr. John Carey, chair of the Art Department, recruited faculty from the best art programs across the country. Classes included only juniors, seniors, and graduate students until the Fall of 1983, when the University first admitted its freshmen. Today, the Department of Art is housed in the Center for Fine and Performing Arts (Building 82), along with the Departments of Music and Theatre. Dr. Barbara Larson currently serves as the department chair.
- Department of Communication
- Mixing academic theory with project-oriented/skill building classroom assignments and hands-on experience, our graduates enter the professional world prepared to affect change and build successful careers in communication. We focus on fostering students' intellect and creativity in a relaxed, personal atmosphere that emphasizes quality work and high standards in the development of your professional communication skills. We supplement the academic work with real-world lessons to help you become productive and involved citizens in our society. The Department of Communication’s new curriculum reflects the integrated nature of the modern communication workplace.
- Department of History
- The University of West Florida Department of History seeks to provide a foundation for better understanding the world in which we live, to produce high quality scholarship that makes a significant contribution to the discipline and to serve community needs by providing a source for historical information and expertise crucial to preserving heritage, especially Northwest Florida.
- Reubin O'D. Askew Department of Government
- The Reubin O'D. Askew Department of Government at UWF offers a Bachelor of Arts degree with specializations in political science, political science pre-law, and international studies. They offer a Masters of Arts degree in political science. The Reubin O'D. Askew Department of Government also manages the World Languages Program at UWF.