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The Florida State University confers at the bachelors level the bachelor of arts, bachelor of fine arts, bachelor of science in nursing, bachelor of music, bachelor of music education, and the bachelor of science degrees, the requirements for which are described in detail below. Students may find requirements for all graduate degrees (masters, specialist, professional, and doctoral) in the Graduate Bulletin.
Students pursuing a baccalaureate degree at The Florida State University must meet a number of state and University wide degree requirements as they progress through their course of studies. In general, freshman and sophomore students in most majors emphasize work in a broad-based liberal arts curriculum, described below as the Liberal Studies Program, and in consultation with their advisers select a major concentration. By the end of the sophomore year, all students should have completed at least half of the Liberal Studies Program including the composition and mathematics requirements in Areas I and II and passed the Florida College Level Academic Skills Test (Florida CLAST) or approved alternative.
At about the end of the sophomore year, students formally select a major and request acceptance by the college or school in which the major is taught. Students transferring into the University with an associate in arts (AA) degree from a Florida public community college or university, or transferring fifty-two (52) or more semester hours of credit, are admitted directly into the college or school of their choice.
Students at the junior and senior level complete the requirements of their chosen major and often of a minor field. They may also have to fulfill additional requirements specific to their college or school and/or certification requirements to engage in a particular profession for which their undergraduate major is preparatory.
Understanding these degree requirements is crucial to the smooth progression to graduation. Students are encouraged to consult with their academic advisers regularly throughout their undergraduate years to ensure that they are making appropriate progress toward their degree and to consult their academic deans offices, the Undergraduate Academic Advising Center, and the Office of the University Registrar for assistance and clarification of degree requirements.
The Florida State University will confer the bachelors degree when the following conditions have been met. Restrictions may be found under Transfer Credit in the Academic Regulations and Procedures section of this General Bulletin.
1) Satisfactory completion of The Florida State Universitys Liberal Studies Program, thirty-six (36) semester hours, as follows:
2)Satisfactory completion of FAC Rule 6A-10.030, the Gordon Rule, requiring specific course work in composition and mathematics. Students are expected to demonstrate proficiency in the use of spoken and written English in all of their University activities;
3) Satisfactory completion of the Florida CLAST or approved alternative;
4) Satisfactory completion of major requirements in a chosen degree program, including additional requirements set by the college or school offering the degree. The students degree program will appear on the baccalaureate diploma. If a student satisfies the requirements for two majors, both degree programs may appear on the diploma;
5) A minimum adjusted grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 on all course work taken at The Florida State University and an overall 2.0 average on all college-level work attempted;
6) Successful completion of a minimum of one hundred twenty (120) unduplicated semester hours, only two (2) hours of which may be in physical education activity courses;
7) Completion of at least forty (40) semester hours in courses numbered 3000 and above;
8) Completion of the last thirty (30) credit hours in residence at this University. In cases of emergency, a maximum of six (6) hours of the final thirty (30) hours may be completed by correspondence or residence at another accredited senior institution with the approval of the academic dean. College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) credit earned may be applied to the final thirty (30) hour requirement provided that the student has earned at least thirty (30) hours credit at The Florida State University;
9) Sixty (60) hours of the work credited toward a baccalaureate degree must be earned in an accredited senior institution;
10) Students who have entered a university in the State University System with fewer than sixty (60) hours of credit in the fall of 1976 or any time thereafter are required to earn at least nine (9) hours prior to graduation by attendance at one or more summer terms in one of the ten State University System senior institutions. The University President may waive the application of this rule in cases of unusual hardship to the individual. Students wishing waivers submit written requests giving the details of their hardships through their academic deans to the Dean of the Faculties.
Note: for the purpose of establishing residency, the various summer terms are considered one semester.
Following is a full discussion of state- and University-wide degree requirements at the undergraduate level. Requirements specific to a particular college or school may be found in the section of this General Bulletin describing that college or school. Major and minor requirements may be found under the appropriate department in the departmental listings.
The Division of Undergraduate Studies is responsible for the supervision and monitoring of all state and University wide degree requirements as well as University-wide academic support offices. Overseen by the Dean of Undergraduate Studies, the division includes the Office of Undergraduate Studies (the academic home of most freshmen and sophomores), the Undergraduate Academic Advising Center, Minority Academic Programs, the University Honors Program, and the Center for Retention and Academic Support. For further information on these academic support offices see: Honors Program in the University Honors Program and Honor Societies section, and Undergraduate Academic Advising Center, Minority Academic Programs, and The Center for Retention and Academic Support in the Academic Advising and Support Services section of this General Bulletin.
Freshmen and sophomores have their programs and course work supervised by the Office of Undergraduate Studies. Exceptions to this placement are students accepted into the School of Music or into the bachelor of fine arts (BFA) program in theatre or dance. Students in these performance majors are advised and supervised directly within their own schools or departments. For all other freshman and sophomore students, the Office of Undergraduate Studies is the deans office that administers their academic and advisement program, regardless of intended major.
As one of its primary goals, a university education should foster in the student a spirit of free inquiry into humane values, while developing the mind as an instrument of analysis and synthesis. Essential to the students quest for knowledge and to responsible participation in society is an understanding of ones self and of the natural and social environment. The Liberal Studies Program is intended, therefore, to provide a perspective on the qualities, accomplishments, and aspirations of human beings, the past and present civilizations they have created, and the natural and technological world they inhabit. The Liberal Studies Program, designed to ensure breadth in the students academic experience, while at the same time affording flexibility in satisfying requirements, may be extended throughout the undergraduate years with the exception of Areas I and II. The five areas of liberal studies provide students with essential competencies and introduce the student to broad areas of knowledge.
Students are required to complete (or be exempted from with credit) a minimum of six (6) semester hours of mathematics and six (6) semester hours of English composition, six (6) to twelve (12) semester hours in social science/history, five (5) to eleven (11) semester hours in humanities/fine arts, and seven (7) semester hours in natural science (one course must be accompanied by a scheduled laboratory).
The liberal studies requirements must be met by completion of appropriate course work or by combination of course work and credit by examination within the limits set below:
Courses for the Liberal Studies Program shall be selected from the following five areas. Students should check departmental curriculum listings to determine prerequisites and course duplications prior to taking courses.
Note: some students will be required to take preparatory course work prior to enrollment in English composition and/or mathematics courses. See Required Preparatory Courses in the Office of the University Registrar section of this General Bulletin.
Students must complete (or be exempted from with credit) at least six (6) semester hours in mathematics. Eligible students will enroll, as space permits, in three (3) semester hours in the Department of Mathematics during their first regular length term on campus and continue with the course until it has been completed. All six (6) semester hours of the mathematics liberal studies requirement should normally be completed by the end of the sophomore year.
Students must complete three (3) semester hours in the Department of Mathematics and three (3) additional semester hours in the Department of Mathematics or the Department of Statistics, or take a course from a list approved by the Faculty Senate and maintained by the Office of Undergraduate Studies. All courses used to satisfy this requirement must be completed with a grade of C or higher.
Students must complete (or be exempted from with credit) at least six (6) semester hours in English composition. All students, with such exceptions as have been or may be established by the Faculty Senate, shall enroll in the required English writing course during their first semester at The Florida State University and be continuously enrolled in the required composition courses until all six (6) semester hours have been satisfactorily completed or must show exemption from six (6) semester hours of freshman writing courses before the completion of their freshman year. Each of these courses will require 6,000 words of writing. All courses used to satisfy this requirement must be completed with a grade of C or higher.
Students must complete either ENC 1101 or 1121 and a second course from the following list. Most students take ENC 1102 as the second course.
|ENC||1101W||Freshman Composition and Rhetoric (3)|
|ENC||1102W||Freshman Writing About Literature (3)|
|ENC||1121W||Freshman Composition and Rhetoric: Honors (3)|
|ENC||1122W||Freshman Writing About Literature: Honors (3)|
|ENC||1142W||Freshman Imaginative Writing Workshop (3)|
|ENC||1144W||Freshman Article and Essay Workshop (3)|
|ENC||1145W||Freshman Special Topics in Composition (3)|
|HIS||1003W||Writing for History (3)|
Additional courses may be approved and added to the above list from time to time.
Students must complete six (6) to twelve (12) semester hours, including a minimum of three (3) semester hours of history and three (3) semester hours of social science.
|AMH||1000W||American Civilization (3)|
|AMH||1005||The African American Experience in the United States (3).|
|AMH||2002y||The American Indians and the United States (3).|
|AMH||2096yW||Black Women in America (3)|
|AMH||2097yW||Nationality, Race, and Ethnicity in the United States (3)|
|ASH||1044xW||Middle Eastern History and Civilization (3)|
|ASH||3100xW||History of Asia (3)|
|EUH||2000W||Ancient and Medieval Civilizations (3)|
|LAH||1093xW||Latin America: A Cross-Cultural History (3)|
|WOH||1023W||Modern World to 1815 (3)|
|WOH||1030W||Modern World Since 1815 (3)|
|AFA||3101yW||Theory and Dynamics of Racism and Oppression (3)|
|ANT||2410x||Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (3)|
|ANT||3141x||World Prehistory (3)|
|ANT||3212x||Peoples of the World (3)|
|CPO||2002x||Introduction to Comparative Government and Politics (3)|
|ECO||2000||Introduction to Economic Thinking (3)|
|ECO||2013||Economics of the National Economy (3)|
|ECO||2023||Economics of the Price System (3)|
|FAD||2230||Family Relationships: A Life Span Development Approach (3)|
|GEA||1000x||World Geography (3)|
|GEO||1331||Environmental Science (3)|
|GEO||1400x||Human Geography (3)|
|INR||2002||Introduction to International Relations (3)|
|ISS||2937rW||Social Science Honors Seminar (3) For honors students only.|
|PAD||3003||Public Administration in American Society (3)|
|POS||1041||American Government: National (3)|
|POS||2001||Introduction to Political Science (3)|
|POT||3003||Introduction to Political Thought (3)|
|PSY||2012||General Psychology (3)|
|PUP||3713||Introduction to Public Policy (3)|
|SOP||3004||Social Psychology (3)|
|SYG||1000||Introductory Sociology (3)|
|SYG||2010y||Social Problems (3)|
|SYO||3100y||Family Problems and Social Change (3)|
|URS||1000||World Cities: Quality of Life (3)|
Students must complete five (5) to eleven (11) semester hours. One course must meet the literature requirement. Courses meeting the literature requirement are marked by an asterisk.
|AFA||2000W||Introduction to the Afro-American Experience (3)|
|*AML||2011W||American Authors to 1875 (3)|
|*AML||2600yW||Introduction to African-American Literature (3)|
|*AML||3024W||American Authors Since 1875 (3)|
|*AML||3311W||Major Figures in American Literature (3)|
|*AML||3630yW||Latino/a Literature in English (3)|
|*AML||3680yW||American Multi-Ethnic Literature (3)|
|*AMS||3310W||Changing Concepts of the American Character (3)|
|AMS||3810W||The Life of the Mind in America (3)|
|ARH||2000W||Art, Architecture, and Artistic Vision (3)|
|ARH||2090||Great Discoveries in World Archaeology (3)|
|ARH||3050W||History and Criticism of Art I (3)|
|ARH||3051W||History and Criticism of Art II (3)|
|ARH||3130W||Survey of Greek Art and Archaeology (3)|
|ARH||3150W||Art and Archaeology of Ancient Italy (3)|
|ARH||3530W||The Arts of Asia (3)|
|ART||2003CW||Survey of Studio Art Practices (3)|
|ART||2521CyW||Survey in African-American Art and Aesthetics (3)|
|*CLA||2010W||Introduction to Greek and Roman Civilization (3)|
|*CLA||2110W||The Greek Way: Introduction to Greek Civilization (3)|
|*CLA||2123W||The Roman Way: Introduction to Roman Civilization (3)|
|CLA||3501W||Gender and Society in Ancient Greece (3)|
|CLA||3502yW||Women, Children, and Slaves in Ancient Rome: The Roman Family (3)|
|CLT||3041W||Word Building: Greek and Latin Elements in English Vocabulary (3)|
|*CLT||3370W||Classical Mythology (3)|
|*CLT||3378xW||Ancient Mythology: East and West (3)|
|*CLT||3380W||Classical Drama and Its Influence (3)|
|CRW||3410W||Dramatic Technique (3)|
|DAN||2100W||Introduction to History and Appreciation of Dance (3)|
|DAN||3113W||History and Philosophy of Dance (3)|
|DAN||3114W||History and Philosophy of Dance (3)|
|DAN||3115W||History and Philosophy of Dance (3)|
|ENG||3110W||Film Genres (3)|
|ENG||3115W||Film Theory and Criticism (3)|
|*ENL||2012W||British Authors: Beginnings to the Augustans (3)|
|*ENL||2022W||British Authors: Early Romantics to the Present (3)|
|*ENL||3334W||Introduction to Shakespeare (3)|
|FIL||2001||Introduction to Film (3)|
|FOW||3240yW||Literature and Sexuality (3)|
|FRW||3391r||French Cinema (3)|
|*GET||3130yW||Masterpieces of German Literature in Translation (3)|
|GEW||3391rW||German Cinema (3)|
|*HUM||2221W||Humanities: Homer to Gothic (3)|
|*HUM||2236W||Humanities: From the Renaissance to the Enlightenment (3)|
|*HUM||2250W||Humanities: 18th-Century Romanticism to Postmodernism (3)|
|HUM||2937rW||Humanities Honor Seminar (3) For honors students only.|
|HUM||2944r||University Honors Colloquium (1) For honors students only.|
|HUM||3321yW||Multicultural Dimensions of Film and 20th-Century Culture (3)|
|*HUM||3324xW||Cultural Imperialism (3)|
|*HUM||3413xW||Humanities: South Asian (3)|
|*HUM||3416xW||East Asian Humanities (3)|
|*HUM||3800W||Humanities: Principles of Criticism and Appreciation (3)|
|*ITT||3430W||Masterpieces of Italian Literature in Translation (3)|
|ITW||3391rW||Italian Cinema (3)|
|*LIT||2020W||Introduction to the Short Story (3)|
|*LIT||2081W||Contemporary Literature (3)|
|*LIT||2189xW||Postcolonial Literature in English (3)|
|*LIT||3043W||Modern Drama (3)|
|*LIT||3383yW||Women in Literature (3)|
|MUH||2011||Introduction to Music History:18th and 19th Century Music Appreciation (3)|
|MUH||2012W||Music in Western Culture, 19thand 20thCenturies (3)|
|MUH||2019||Modern Popular Music (3)|
|MUH||2051xW||Music Cultures of the World: Music of Tribal and Folk Cultures (3)|
|MUH||2052xW||Music Cultures of the World: Ritual and Art Music of the Non-Western World (3)|
|MUH||3053yW||Minority Musics of North America (3)|
|MUH||3211W||Survey of Music History:Antiquity to 1750 (3)|
|MUH||3212W||Survey of Music History: 1750 to the Present (3)|
|MUL||2110||Survey of Music Literature (2)|
|MUN||XXXX||Any undergraduate music ensemble with the prefix MUN. Credit toward the liberal studies requirement is limited to one (1) semester hour in each ensemble course.|
|MUT||1011||Music Theory for the Non-Music Major (3)|
|PHH||3130W||Plato and His Predecessors (3)|
|PHH||3140W||Aristotle to Augustine (3)|
|PHH||3400W||Modern Philosophy (3)|
|PHI||2010W||Introduction to Philosophy (3)|
|PHI||2100W||Reasoning and Critical Thinking (3)|
|PHI||2630W||Ethical Issues and Life Choices (3)|
|PHI||3400W||History and Philosophy of Science (3)|
|PHI||3800W||Philosophy of the Arts (3)|
|*PHI||3882W||Philosophy in Literature (3)|
|PHM||2300xW||Introduction to Political Philosophy (3)|
|PHM||3123yW||Philosophy of Feminism (3)|
|REL||2000xW||Introduction to Religion (3)|
|REL||2121yW||Religion in the United States (3)|
|*REL||2213W||Introduction to the Old Testament (3)|
|*REL||2243W||Introduction to the New Testament (3)|
|REL||2300xW||World Religions (3)|
|*REL||3112W||Religion and Literature (3)|
|REL||3145yW||Gender and Religion (3)|
|REL||3170xW||Religious Ethics and Moral Problems (3)|
|REL||3505W||The Christian Tradition (3)|
|REL||3600W||The Jewish Tradition (3)|
|*RUT||3110yW||Russian Literature in English Translation (3)|
|*SPT||3130xW||Latin American Literature in Translation (3)|
|SPW||3391r||Hispanic Cinema (3)|
|*THE||2100W||Introduction to Theatre History: Greeks to Present (3)|
|THE||3000||Introduction to the Theatre (3)|
|THE||3061W||Introduction to Theatre in London (3)|
|WST||3251yW||Women in Western Culture: Images and Realities (3)|
Note: on credit limit for music series MUH 20512052 and for dance series DAN 3113 3114 3115; credit toward liberal studies requirements will be given for only one course in each series.
Students must complete a minimum of seven (7) semester hours. One of the courses must be accompanied by a corresponding laboratory.
|ANT||2511x||Introduction to Physical Anthropology and Prehistory (3)|
|AST||1002||Planets, Stars, and Galaxies (3)|
|AST||1002L||Introductory Astronomy Laboratory (1)|
|AST||3033W||Recent Advances in Astronomy and Cosmology (3)|
|BSC||1005||General Biology for Non-majors (3)|
|BSC||1005L||General Biology Laboratory for Non-majors (1)|
|BSC||2010||Biological Science I (3) For science majors.|
|BSC||2011||Biological Science II (3) For science majors.|
|BSC||2011L||Biological Science II Laboratory (2) For science majors.|
|CHM||1020||Chemistry for Liberal Studies (3)|
|CHM||1020L||Chemistry for Liberal Studies Laboratory (1)|
|CHM||1030||Survey of General Chemistry (3)|
|CHM||1045,||General Chemistry I , II (3, 3)|
|1046||For science majors.|
|1046L||Laboratories I, II (1, 2)|
|1051||Chemistry I, II (3, 3) For science majors.|
|CHM||1050L,||Honors General Chemistry|
|1051L||Laboratories I, II (1, 2) For science majors.|
|CHM||2200C||Survey of Organic Chemistry (4)|
|GLY||1000||Dynamic Earth (3)|
|GLY||1000L||Dynamic Earth Laboratory (1)|
|GLY||1004||Planetary Geology (3)|
|GLY||1007||Living on the Water Planet (3)|
|GLY||1040||How to Build a Habitable Planet (3)|
|GLY||1103||Dinosaurs and Disasters on an Evolving Earth (3)|
|GLY||1892W||Environmental Issues in Geology (3)|
|GLY||2010C||Physical Geology (4) For science majors.|
|GLY||2100||Historical Geology (3)|
|GLY||2100L||Historical Geology Laboratory (1)|
|HUN||1201||The Science of Nutrition (3)|
|ISC||2003x||Global Change: Its Scientific and Human Dimensions (3)|
|ISC||2937rW||Natural Science Honors Seminar (3) For honors students only.|
|MET||1010||Introduction to Atmosphere (3)|
|MET||1010L||Introductory Meteorology Laboratory (1)|
|MET||2101||Physical Climatology (2) For science majors.|
|MET||2700||General Meteorology (2) For science majors.|
|OCE||1001||Elementary Oceanography (3)|
|PCB||2700||Human Physiology (3)|
|PHY||1020||Fundamentals of Physics (3)|
|PHY||1020L||Fundamentals of Physics Laboratory (1)|
|PHY||2048C,||General Physics A , B (5, 5)|
|2049C||For science majors.|
|PHY||2053C,||College Physics A , B (4, 4)|
|2054C||For science majors.|
|PSB||2000||Introduction to Brain and Behavior (3)|
|PSC||2800C||Earth Science for EC/EE Teachers (4)|
|PSC||2801C||Physical Science for EC/EE Teachers (4)|
Note: certain restrictions exist regarding the allotment of course credit for the chemistry and geology courses listed above. Students should refer to the course descriptions of each department for specific credit information before registering for these courses.
The Office of Undergraduate Studies evaluates transfer credits as they apply to the Liberal Studies Program. A liberal studies check sheet is prepared by this office for each undergraduate transfer student, and copies are distributed to the student, the students academic adviser, and the appropriate academic dean. Students with the AA degree or General Education Statement from a Florida public senior or community college or other colleges with which The Florida State University maintains an official articulation agreement are exempted from the above evaluation.
Students who would be truly educated must have an appreciation of the interrelatedness of and the diversity within cultural traditions. The multicultural understanding requirement recognizes and reflects the full range of human groupings and cultural perspectives as well as the complex relationships among them. Its role is to enhance students self-understanding and their understanding of the contemporary cultural context, a context characterized by a rich diversity of cultures and experiences in which the Western European intellectual tradition figures as one among many.
Multicultural courses include cross-cultural studies (those courses marked with an x) and diversity in Western experience (those courses marked with a y). All students who enter the University with fewer than sixty (60) semester hours must complete at least one x and one y course. Students transferring to the University with sixty (60) credits or more must complete one multicultural course from either designation. These courses may be taken as part of the liberal studies requirement or as electives or as part of a students major.
The multicultural requirement must be complete prior to the receipt of the baccalaureate degree.
|AFH||1000||African History and Civilization (3)|
|AFH||4302||North African History: A Survey (3)|
|ANT||2410||Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (3)|
|ANT||2511||Introduction to Physical Anthropology and Prehistory (3)|
|ANT||3141||World Prehistory (3)|
|ANT||3212||Peoples of the World (3)|
|ARH||2090||Great Discoveries in World Archaeology (3)|
|ARH||2581||A Survey of Tribal Arts Past and Present (3)|
|ARH||3582||Arts and Cultures of the South Pacific (3)|
|ARH||4523||West African Art and the Diaspora: Brazil, Haiti, the United States and Suriname (3)|
|ARH||4583||The Arts of Oceania, Africa and Native America (3)|
|ARH||4585||Arts and Architecture of Polynesia (3)|
|ASH||1044||Middle Eastern History and Civilization (3)|
|ASH||3100||History of Asia (3)|
|ASH||4223||Modern Middle East (3)|
|ASH||4520||Traditional India (3)|
|ASH||4530||Modern India (3)|
|CLT||3378||Ancient Mythology: East and West (3)|
|CPO||2002||Introduction to Comparative Government and Politics (3)|
|CPO||3034||Politics of Developing Areas (3)|
|CPO||3303||Politics of Latin America (3)|
|CPO||3403||Comparative Government and Politics: The Middle East (3)|
|CPO||3520||Emerging Democracies in Northeast Asia: Korea, Taiwan, Japan (3)|
|CPO||3530||Political Development in East Asia (3)|
|CPO||3541||Politics of China (3)|
|CPO||3553||Politics of Japan (3)|
|CPO||3614||East European Politics (3)|
|CTE||3515||History of Clothing and Textiles I (3)|
|ECS||3003||Comparative Economic Systems (3)|
|ECS||4013||Economics of Development (3)|
|FRT||3140||Masterworks of French Literature in Translation (3)|
|GEA||1000||World Geography (3)|
|GEO||1400||Human Geography (3)|
|GEO||4420||Cultural Geography (3)|
|HOE||3330||Human Sciences and Human Development: Global Perspectives (3)|
|HUM||3324||Cultural Imperialism (3)|
|HUM||3413||Humanities: South Asian (3)|
|HUM||3416||East Asian Humanities (3)|
|HUN||2125||Food and Society (3)|
|ISC||2003||Global Change: Its Scientific and Human Dimensions (3)|
|LAH||1093||Latin America: A Cross-Cultural History (3)|
|LAH||3100||History of South America (3)|
|LAH||3203||History of Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean (3)|
|LAH||4430||History of Mexico (3)|
|LAH||4470||History of the Caribbean (3)|
|LAH||4600||History of Brazil (3)|
|LAH||4748||Social Revolutionary Movements in Latin America (3)|
|LIT||2189||Post-Colonial Literature in English (3)|
|MUH||2051||Music Cultures of the World: Music of Tribal and Folk Cultures (3)|
|MUH||2052||Music Cultures of the World: Ritual and Art Music of the Non-Western World (3)|
|MUH||2512||Music Cultures of the World I (2)|
|MUH||2513||Music Cultures of the World II (2)|
|Students must take MUH 2512 and MUH 2513 or one of them and MUN 2491 or 4494|
|MUH||4572||Music of Japan (3)|
|PHM||2300||Introduction to Political Philosophy (3)|
|REL||2000||Introduction to Religion (3)|
|REL||2300||World Religions (3)|
|REL||3170||Religious Ethics and Moral Problems (3)|
|REL||3340||The Buddhist Tradition (3)|
|REL||3350||Religious Traditions of East Asia (3)|
|REL||3363||The Islamic Tradition (3)|
|REL||4333||Modern Hinduism (3)|
|RUT||3500||Modern Russian Life (3)|
|SPC||4721||Interracial/Intercultural Communication (3)|
|SPT||3130||Latin-American Literature in Translation (3)|
|URP||4615||Planning for Developing Regions (3)|
|URS||1000||World Cities: Quality of Life (3).|
|AFA||3101||Theory and Dynamics of Racism and Oppression (3)|
|AFA||3395||Cultural Pluralism and Community Service (3)|
|AMH||1005||The African American Experience in the United States (3)|
|AMH||2002||The American Indians and the United States (3)|
|AMH||2096||Black Women in America (3)|
|AMH||2097||Nationality, Race and Ethnicity in the United States (3)|
|AMH||4561||Women in 19th Century America (3)|
|AMH||4562||Women in Modern America (3)|
|AMH||4571||Black America to 1877 (3)|
|AMH||4572||Black America Since 1877 (3)|
|AML||2600||Introduction to African-American Literature (3)|
|AML||3630||Latino/a Literature in English (3)|
|AML||3680||American Multi-Ethnic Literature (3)|
|AML||4604||The African-American Literary Tradition (3)|
|AML||4680r||Studies in Ethnic Literature (3)|
|ARH||4610||Native American Arts and Architecture of the Southwest (3)|
|ARH||4680||American and Ethnic Folk Art (3)|
|ART||2521C||Survey in African-American Art and Aesthetics (3)|
|CLA||3501||Gender and Society in Ancient Greece (3)|
|CLA||3502||Women, Children, and Slaves in Ancient Rome: The Roman Family (3)|
|CTE||3516||History of Clothing and Textiles II (3)|
|EDF||2073||Diversity in and out of School: Multicultural Policies and Practices (3)|
|EDG||2701||Teaching Diverse Populations (3)|
|FOW||3240||Literature and Sexuality (3)|
|FOW||3541||Gender and Race in Literature (3)|
|GEA||4405||Latin America (3)|
|GET||3130||Masterpieces of German Literature in Translation (3)|
|HUM||3321||Multicultural Dimensions of Film and 20th Century Culture (3)|
|LEI||1186||Leisure and Recreation: A Cross-Cultural Approach (3)|
|LIT||3383||Women in Literature (3)|
|LIT||4329||African-American Folklore (3)|
|LIT||4385||Major Women Writers (3)|
|MUH||2019||Modern Popular Music (3)|
|MUH||3053||Minority Musics of North America (3)|
|MUH||4541||Music of Latin America (3)|
|MUH||4542||Music in Latin America II (3)|
|MUH||4543||Music in the Caribbean (3)|
|NUR||3040||Multicultural Factors and Health (3)|
|PHM||3123||Philosophy of Feminism (3)|
|REL||2121||Religion in the United States (3)|
|REL||3145||Gender and Religion (3)|
|REL||3370||Afro-Caribbean Religions (3)|
|RUT||3110||Russian Literature in English Translation(3)|
|SOP||3742||Psychology of Women (3)|
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Competency in oral communication is indicated by demonstrating the ability to transmit clearly ideas and information orally in a way that is appropriate to the topic, purpose, and audience. It also involves demonstrating the ability to discuss ideas clearly with others, to hear and respond to questions, and to assess critical response appropriately.
A student will satisfy the requirement for competency in oral communication in either of two ways:
1) Petition to have prior demonstration of oral communication competency accepted in place of an approved Florida State University course. Students may petition the Office of Undergraduate Studies to have prior demonstrations of oral communication competency accepted in place of a course at The Florida State University. Acceptable substitutes may include but not be limited to:
The need for specific oral communication skills (such as formal lecture/presentation, interviewing skills, or group dynamics) will vary from discipline to discipline, and while a minimum level of oral competency is required, means of assessing such competency must remain flexible. Thus, several courses will be identified as including basic tests of oral competency and students passing these courses with a grade of C or higher will automatically be assumed to have completed the requirement:
2) Earn a grade of C or better in a course which has been approved by the UPC for oral communication competence credit:
Departments may elect to require one of the three listed communication courses.
Regardless of the vehicle, to complete the oral communication competency examination successfully, the student must demonstrate the ability to:
Courses in the oral performance of literature will not satisfy this requirement.
All undergraduates at Florida State University must demonstrate basic computer competency prior to graduation. The computer competency requirement may be satisfied in one of two ways:
1) Take and pass a course (or course combination) which has been approved for computer competency credit:
2) Demonstrate existing computer competency through a skills certification procedure that is provided by departments offering a course that has been approved for certified computer competency.
The need for specific computer competency skills vary from discipline to discipline, and while a minimum level of competency is required, means of assessing such competency must remain flexible. Thus several courses will be flagged as basic tests of computer competency, and students passing these courses with a grade of C or higher will automatically be assumed to have completed the requirement. Students are encouraged to complete this requirement early in their academic career, preferably during the freshman year.
Regardless of the vehicle used to satisfy the computer competency requirement, students must demonstrate:
Two Florida statutes apply to the rules for academic progress to be followed by students in the state universities of Florida: the requirements of minimum communication and computation skills as stated in FAC 6A-10.030 and the Florida CLAST. The requirements of these rules follow.
Procedures. Students will satisfy the requirements of this rule by completing, with a grade of C or better in each course, the liberal studies requirements in Area I (mathematics), Area II (English composition) and four more liberal studies courses designated by the Undergraduate Policy Committee as requiring 3,000 words of writing (courses indicated with a W).These requirements must be completed prior to receipt of an associate in arts certificate from The Florida State University or admission to upper division.
Exemptions, Waivers, Advanced Placement. A student shall be allowed to satisfy the mathematics requirement of Rule 6A-10.030 through exemption in one of the following ways:
Any student who has satisfied CLEP requirements in mathematics and whose high school transcript shows successful completion of higher mathematics course work, including college algebra, trigonometry, and calculus shall be certified as having satisfied the computation requirement of Rule 6A-10.030, though the student may still be required to complete the mathematics requirement for liberal studies.
An Advanced Placement calculus score of 3 or higher will satisfy the second mathematics course for Rule 6A-10.030.
Students who score 650 or higher on the verbal portion of the Scholastic Assessment Tests (SAT-1) or 29 or higher on the English portion of the Enhanced American College Testing Program test (ACT)25 on the old testwill be granted three (3) semester hours of credit equivalent to ENC 1101.
Transfer Credits or Correspondence Credits. Students transferring to The Florida State University who have been certified by The Florida State University as having completed the requirements of the Liberal Studies Program by virtue of having received the AA degree from their previous institution will be deemed to have satisfied the requirements of Rule 6A-10.030.
Students transferring from other institutions which come under the provision of Rule 6A-10.030 but who have not received the AA degree will be deemed to have satisfied the requirements of Rule 6A-10.030 if the previous institution indicates, by notation on the transcript or by some other form of written certification, that the student has satisfied the rule before leaving that institution.
Transferring students who do not fall into either of the above categories will be required to satisfy The Florida State University Alternative Plan for Rule 6A-10.030.
Courses taken by correspondence will be treated in the same manner as courses accepted for transfer.
The Florida CLAST is required by Florida statutes and rules of the State Board of Education for the admission of students to upper-division status in the state universities of Florida. Students may take the Florida CLAST in the first term of enrollment or any term thereafter, but students who have completed or are completing their sophomore year in college and who are seeking admission to upper-division programs in state universities in Florida must present CLAST scores. Transfer students admitted directly to baccalaureate degree programs who have not completed the Florida CLAST must register for and take the Florida CLAST prior to or during the first term of enrollment.
Beginning January 1st, 1996, the following alternatives have been approved to meet statewide requirements of the Florida CLAST.
Individual student scores will become a part of the permanent record of the student. Passing scores for students taking the Florida CLAST during the period of August 1986 through July 1989 are as follows: Reading-270; English Language Skills-270; Computation-275; Essay-4. Passing scores for students taking the Florida CLAST during the period August 1989 through September 1991 are: Reading-295; English Language Skills-295; Computation-285; Essay-4. Passing scores for students taking the Florida CLAST during the period October 1991 through September 1992 are: Reading-295; English Language Skills-295; Computation-290; Essay-5. Passing scores for students taking the Florida CLAST after September 30, 1992, are: Reading, English Language Skills, Computation-295; Essay-6.
Note: because of a change in the grading scale, students not passing the Essay subtest prior to October 1, 1991 must earn a minimum score of 5 to complete the Essay subtest requirement.
All subtests of the Florida CLAST must be passed by the term a student earns ninety-six (96) semester hours of credit. Students exceeding ninety-six (96) semester hours without passing the Florida CLAST will not be able to continue in major course work until appropriate scores have been achieved.
Students must register for and take the Florida CLAST prior to completing their sophomore year. The following skills will be measured:
Most courses regularly taken by freshmen and sophomores involve the reading skills covered on the Florida CLAST. Writing skills are specifically addressed in the Liberal Studies Program by the courses in written communication listed under Area II, English Composition. Special instruction is available in the Reading/Writing Center of the Department of English. Many of the computational skills in arithmetic, geometry, and measurement should be mastered before the student enters the University, but assistance in reviewing these skills can be obtained through the Mathematics Help Center of the Department of Mathematics or through a community college course. All computational skills beyond that level are included in the following set of courses: MAC 1105, MAC 1140, MAC 1141; MGF 1106, MGF 1107, STA 1013, and CGS 3062. Note: MAC 1141 will continue to be offered in academic year 1998-1999, during the transition to the new mathematics curriculum. MAC 1141 will not be offered after spring semester 1999. For specific details about which skills are covered in particular courses, students should consult the Department of Mathematics. Special instruction in these skills is also available in the Mathematics Help Center.
Florida Statutes CH. 240.107(6) and State Board of Education rule 6A-10.0311(7) provide for a waiver of the passing score of a Florida CLAST subtest for students other than those with specific learning disabilities. A student is eligible to apply for a waiver of the passing score on the Florida CLAST if the student can demonstrate proficiency in the discipline of the appropriate subtest. A student who has failed a subtest of the Florida CLAST four (4) or more times but who also demonstrates proficiency in the discipline corresponding to the subtest may petition for a waiver with the students academic dean. If the academic dean believes the student has demonstrated proficiency in the area of the failed subtest, the academic dean may request that the Committee on CLAST Waivers consider the students appeal. The Florida State University President grants the waiver upon recommendation by the committee.
The Florida State University has adopted the following working definition of proficiency: proficiency in language ability generally means the ability to use the language acceptably and correctly in the four skill areas of listening, speaking, reading, and writing.
Minimum Criteria for Eligibility for CLAST Waivers in the Communications Area for All Students
Minimum Criteria for Eligibility for CLAST Waivers in the Communications Area for Non-native English Speaking Students
Minimum Criteria for Eligibility for CLAST Waivers in the Computation Area for All Students
For progression to upper-division status at The Florida State University a student must meet the following minimum requirements:
Transfer from a lower-division major advisement program to an upper-division degree program is completed by the students baccalaureate dean after the student has declared a choice and has been declared eligible for transfer under the above requirements. Transfer from undergraduate studies directly into a baccalaureate degree program is accomplished between the Office of Undergraduate Studies and the appropriate baccalaureate dean under the same conditions.
All transfer students admitted to the University who do not meet the above requirements for admission to an upper-division degree program (except those students majoring in music, dance, or the BFA in theatre) and who have fewer than fifty-two (52) semester hours of transferable credit will be assigned to the Division of Undergraduate Studies. Students with fifty-two (52) or more semester hours of transferable credit will be assigned to the lower-division major advisement program under the appropriate baccalaureate dean unless they request assignment to the Division of Undergraduate Studies. Students requesting assignment to undergraduate studies must do so through the undergraduate admissions office at least one month prior to registration. All students including transfer students must have met the requirements for transfer from the Division of Undergraduate Studies by the time they have attempted a total of seventy-five (75) semester hours of college work.
For an upper-division student to change colleges or schools within the University, the student must meet the following requirements:
The associate in arts (AA) certificate is granted through the Division of Undergraduate Studies to students who have completed sixty (60) semester hours with an adjusted GPA of 2.0 or better at The Florida State University and an overall 2.0 GPA on all college work attempted. A minimum of twenty (20) of the last thirty (30) semester hours of work must be earned in residence. Successful completion of the Liberal Studies Program with a 2.0 GPA or better and passing Florida CLAST scores or approved alternative are required for the AA certificate. Students beginning their college program January 1983 or later must also meet the requirements of FAC 6A-10.030.
Students cannot apply for both an Associate in Arts certificate and a Bachelors degree to be awarded in the same semester. Also, the Associate in Arts certificate cannot be awarded once a Bachelors Degree has been conferred.
The awarding of the AA certificate does not alter the calculation of the cumulative GPA at The Florida State University. Certification for the AA certificate in no way affects the requirements of individual colleges/schools for the completion of the major/minor for a baccalaureate degree.
Students interested in receiving the AA certificate and who are completing or have completed all the requirements listed above must officially apply at the Office of Undergraduate Studies.
All students planning to matriculate in a teacher education program at The Florida State University must complete specified degree prerequisites, must meet certain admission criteria and must be formally admitted to teacher education during the first term after admission to a baccalaureate degree-granting college or school. For details on the criteria for admission to teacher education and procedures, refer to the Admissions and College of Education sections of this General Bulletin; for information regarding degree programs, refer to the specific department section of this General Bulletin.
The Florida State Universitys general requirements for all baccalaureate degrees (bachelors degrees) are listed at the beginning of this section under General Requirements.
All undergraduate students are encouraged to request a graduation check from the Office of the University Registrar, Graduation Section, A3900 University Center. This check will be an overview of university requirements needed for graduation. This request should be made at the time the student has earned ninety (90) semester hours of credit or two terms prior to the planned graduation date. Florida CLAST scores must appear on the transcript.
Request for a graduation check of major requirements must be made to the students academic dean one term prior to graduation.
Application for a degree must be made to the Office of the University Registrar by the date stated in the academic calendar in the Directory of Classes during the term in which the student expects to graduate. If the student is unable to graduate at the end of the term for which application was made and the diploma was ordered, the student must again make application for degree no later than the deadline for the next term in which the student expects to graduate. The student must also bear the expense of the second diploma request.
The bachelor of arts (BA) degree requires all the general criteria listed at the beginning of this section, and
Students may receive a second baccalaureate degree provided that 1) the requirements for the major/minor as well as individual school requirements for the second degree are satisfied; and 2) thirty (30) semester hours in residence are completed, in addition to the hours required for the first degree. The additional thirty (30) semester hours must be completed in residence after the completion of the first degree. Hours earned by the student during the completion of the first baccalaureate degree, over and above those extra credit hours actually required for the first degree, may not be included in the thirty (30) semester hours. There are no liberal studies or Florida CLAST requirements for the second degree.
Students should note the difference between a second major and a second baccalaureate degree. To obtain a second baccalaureate, one must meet all requirements of both colleges involved. To obtain a second major, one must meet all requirements of the college of the primary major but only the major requirements of the secondary major. For information about the second major see Second Majors and Academic Regulations in the Academic Regulations and Procedures section of this General Bulletin.
Three degrees of distinction are granted to graduating students, based on all college-level work attempted (excluding physical education activity courses) and including the terms work in which baccalaureate degree requirements are completed:
Cum Laude for an overall average of 3.50;
Magna Cum Laude for an overall average of 3.70; and
Summa Cum Laude for an overall average of 3.90.
Degrees with distinction are granted to transfer students who meet all three of the following requirements:
Students who complete and successfully defend upper-division honors theses or equivalent honors projects (as defined by individual departments offering honors in the major) will graduate with the designation With Honors. Students may graduate with one of the three degrees of distinction described above and With Honors. The University Honors Program and Honor Societies section of this General Bulletin fully describes the Honors in the Major Program.