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College of Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities

Welcome to the College Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities at the University of West Florida. Our disciplines study people. They develop well-educated, imaginative, inquisitive, communicative, adaptable, and empathetic graduates. These skills endure and set students to demonstrate the 21st Century skills necessary to succeed in today's workplace and as lifetime learners. 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. Choose undergraduate studies in more than 25 major concentrations, 15 minor concentrations or graduate studies from six different disciplines.


Dr. Jamin Wells, assistant professor and director of the Public History Master’s Program at UWF on Jan. 15, 2021.

Two loves collide, leading history professor to UWF

Dr. Jamin Wells grew up in Rhode Island immersed in the maritime world. Alongside his father, who established one of the area's first police dive teams and later opened a dive shop, Wells began diving at age 10 in the cold, murky New England water and spent his youth spearfishing, racing sailboats and diving on shipwrecks. He worked as a dive instructor as an undergraduate and then paid for graduate school by dredging marinas and building docks.

Dr. Jamin Wells, assistant professor and director of the Public History Master’s Program, poses with his recent book, Shipwrecked: Coastal Disasters and the Making of the American Beach, at the College of Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities offices on Nov. 24, 2020.

UWF faculty member examines transformation of American beach in new book

Drawing on a broad range of archival material, Dr. Jamin Wells, assistant professor and director of the Public History Master’s Program at the University of West Florida, recently published his first book, "Shipwrecked: Coastal Disasters and the Making of the American Beach."

Exploration of maritime history available through efforts by UWF, partners

Exploration of the maritime history and heritage of the Gulf Coast is now readily available through the Gulf Coast Digital History Project, featuring a digital portal established by the University of West Florida and various partners. One touch of a screen or click of a mouse allows users to explore thousands of digitized photographs, maps and other historic documents, along with a curated list of books and articles.

CASSH Events

Thu, 22 Apr 2021 00:00:00 -0500
Thu, 22 Apr 2021 00:00:00 -0500

Build It!

Do you need to take a brick? If so this is the event for you. Come pick up your set of legos and try to match our example the best you can, and add your own flair! The top three creations will win a prize. Hopefully you know what to make of all this! Pick up your supplies from the Student Involvement office (The Commons, Room 244) from 4/19-4/22 between 10:00 am - 4:30 pm. Supplies are provided on a first come first serve basis.

Thu, 22 Apr 2021 00:00:00 -0500

Thu, 22 Apr 2021 16:00:00 -0500
Thu, 22 Apr 2021 16:00:00 -0500

Spring it On

UWF is celebrating the resilience, creativity and determination of all UWF students during this one-of-a-kind event. Attendees will enjoy the music, food, and fun provided by the Campus Activity Board.Graduating students can pick up merchandise, celebrate with their peers and connect with valuable resources through the Grad Fair. All attendees must follow UWF COVID-19 protocols, including the requirement of face coverings when social distancing is not possible.

Thu, 22 Apr 2021 16:00:00 -0500

Thu, 22 Apr 2021 19:30:00 -0500
Thu, 22 Apr 2021 19:30:00 -0500

UWF Theatre Department presents "Clybourne Park"

The University of West Florida Department of Theatre presents "Clybourne Park" a play by Bruce Norris. Performances will be streamed April 22, 23 & May 1 at 7:30 p.m. and May 2 at 2:30 p.m. Performances are free, but reservations for a stream pass are required. Stream pass tickets are available at Park is a 2010 play by Bruce Norris written as a spin-off to Lorraine Hansberry's play A Raisin in the Sun (1959). It portrays fictional events set during and after the Hansberry play, and is loosely based on historical events that took place in the city of Chicago. In 1959 white, middle-class Clybourne Park residents Russ and Bev, who lost their son Kenneth after his return home from the Korean War, are planning to sell their home when their neighbor, Karl, makes an unexpected visit to inform them that the family who is buying the house is black and that he is attempting to discourage the black family from moving into the neighborhood. In the same home, 50 years later, Clybourne Park has become a mostly black neighborhood. A white couple, Steve and Lindsey, are planning to buy the house, tear it down, and replace it with a new home, forcing a meeting to negotiate local housing regulations with Kevin and Lena, a black couple living in the area who have historic ties to the home.Director Marci Duncan leads the creative team consisting of UWF students and alumni: Brittany Barton, set design; Anastasiia Sennikova, Act I costume design; Cole Hudson, Act II costume design; Joshua Heming, lighting design; Kaziyl Shouse, wig design; and, Eleni Demos ('20), choreographer.

Thu, 22 Apr 2021 19:30:00 -0500

Featured Links

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General Education

The General Education program at the University of West Florida provides a coherent program of study that promotes the development of a broadly educated person.

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Prospective Undergraduate Students

Thinking of pursuing a liberal arts education with us? Here are some resources to help guide your inquiry.

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UWF Writing Lab

The UWF Writing Lab offers online and phone support and resources that helps keep writing and grammar skills sharp.

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Center for Fine & Performing Arts

UWF's Center for Fine & Performing Arts is home to UWF performances, exhibitions and guest artists. See information on performances, exhibitions, tickets and venue rentals.

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Archaeology Institute

The Archaeology Institute at the University of West Florida is an educational, research and service facility concerned with the prehistoric and historic archaeological resources of the northwest Florida region.

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Vantage Points

CASSH's Vantage Points showcases student and alumni stories, research and creative activities, and topics of public discourse from UWF's College of Arts, Social Science and Humanities.

College of Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities

Building 53, Room 206
11000 University Pkwy
Pensacola, FL 32514