Arts, Social Sciences, and Humanities

Studying the Past to Thrive in the Present and Build a Better Future

At UWF, we celebrate the arts, social sciences, and humanities as central to a cutting-edge education.

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.

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Tom Garner, Research Assistant

UWF Announces Luna Discovery

Site of First Multi-year European Settlement in the U.S. Identified by University of West Florida Archaeology Program

The University of West Florida archaeology program recently identified the archaeological site of the Luna settlement – the first multi-year European settlement in the United States – in a developed neighborhood in Pensacola. The artifacts discovered are evidence of the Spanish settlement by Tristán de Luna y Arellano from 1559 to 1561, the earliest multi-year European colonial settlement ever archaeologically identified in the United States.
Read more at the UWF Newsroom, and for full coverage, including the Luna history and the UWF Luna Settlement Media Kit, visit
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2014-2015 Year in Review

CASSH 2014-2015 Year in Review

The College of Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities proudly presents its 2014-2015 Year in Review. In this publication, we feature the faculty, students, programming and partnerships that make our college distinctive and have contributed to the successes of this past year. 

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A UWF Maritime Archaeology student conducts research on the Emanuel Point II shipwreck.

Archaeology Institute Recently Featured

The Spring 2015 edition of "Life on the Water" featured the work of UWF's Division of Anthropology and Archaeology and the historical Emanuel Point I and Emanuel Point II shipwrecks in Pensacola Bay. The Florida Division of Historical Resources recently awarded UWF's Archaeology Institute with a Special Category Grant of $290,000 to continue the excavation.  

"Sixteenth Century Spanish explorer and conquistador Tristan de Luna y Arellano would likely have given away the keys to the mythical city of El Dorado to see Jim Cantore standing in the middle of downtown Pensacola, lashed with wind and rain, warning of an incoming storm. Unfortunately, de Luna dispatched to present-day" ... Read More: Everything Old is New Again in Life on the Water 

View UWF's coverage in the UWF Newsroom.  

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