State University System of Florida – Board of Governors 8.006 Civic Literacy

http://www.flbog.edu/documents_regulations/regulations/8.006%20Civic%20Literacy.pdf

The Civic Literacy requirement applies to students initially entering a State University System (SUS) and/or Florida College System (FCS) institution fall semester 2018 and thereafter.  Students must demonstrate competency in civic literacy through one of the following options prior to graduation:

(a) Successfully passing either POS X041 American Government or AMH X020 Introductory Survey Since 1877. Each of the courses must include the following competencies:

  1. Understanding of the basic principles and practices of American democracy and how they are applied in our republican form of government;
  2. An understanding of the United States Constitution and its application;
  3. Knowledge of the founding documents and how they have shaped the nature and functions of our institutions of self-government; and
  4. An understanding of landmark Supreme Court cases, landmark legislation and landmark executive actions and their impact on law and society.

(b) Achieving the standard score on one of the following assessments:

  • U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Naturalization Test – Civics (U.S. History and Government) with supplemental questions – Score 60
  • Advanced Placement Government and Politics: United States – Score 3
  • Advanced Placement United States History – Score 4
  • CLEP American Government – Score 50

TRANSFER STUDENTS: This requirement applies to transfer students who are initially entering a State University System (SUS) or Florida College System (FCS) institution starting in the 2018-19 academic year.  All degree-seeking students who transfer in from an institution outside the State University System (SUS) or Florida College System (FCS) starting in the 2018-19 academic year, and have not satisfied this requirement through an approved course or assessment, must complete this requirement prior to graduating.

NOTE: Students who earned an Associate in Arts degree prior to the 2018-19 academic year are not required to meet the competency because they are not initially entering a State University System (SUS) or Florida College System (FCS) institution in the 2018-19 school year.