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Civic Literacy 2019-2020 Catalog Year


Florida Board of Governors Regulation 8.006 Civic Literacy  

Consistent with Florida Board of Governors Regulation 8.006, baccalaureate degree-seeking students initially entering a state university fall semester 2018 and thereafter must demonstrate competency in civic literacy.  This requirement can be satisfied with one of the following mechanisms:

Assessment or Notation Minimum Score or Grade
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Naturalization Test-
Civics (U.S. history and government) with supplemental
Advanced Placement Government and Politics: United States 3
Advanced Placement United States History 4
CLEP American Government 50
POS X041 American Government* C
AMH X020 Introductory Survey Since 1877* C
Official Transcript from a State University System or Florida College
System institution with notation of Civic Literacy Met

 *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 action and their impact on law and society.