History Requirements (State of Georgia Legislative Requirements)

Update - OTA Program: Core requirements regarding the Legislative exams have been waived for this semester. Any student continuing the program in Fall 2020 will have the option to take their Legislative Exam(s) during the Fall semester, and must have the credits completed before beginning the Spring 2021 semester.

If you require any of the Legislative Courses to Graduate in Summer or Fall 2020, please email testingservices@mga.edu as soon as possible.

If you require any of the Legislative Course Exams but are NOT applying for graduation in Summer or Fall 2020, we ask that you please wait until the campus has resumed normal on-site operations to register for your exam. Please continue to monitor your MGA email and the Testing Services website for updates.

 

Students must satisfy the Georgia legislative requisites of demonstrating proficiency in United States and Georgia history.

Students must meet the United States and Georgia history requirement in one of the following ways:

  • Successfully completing History 2111 or History 2112 at Middle Georgia State University, OR
  • Transferring in an equivalent course from a University System institution, which designates that course as fulfilling the history requirement, OR
  • Transferring in an equivalent course from a private institution in Georgia, whose catalog specifically indicates that the course satisfies the Georgia legislative history requirement.

Students have satisfied only the United States component of the history requirement under the following circumstances and must still successfully pass an examination on Georgia history:

  • Transferring in a United States history course from an out-of-state institution.
  • Transferring in a United States history course from a private institution in Georgia whose catalog does not specify that the course meets the requirement.
  • Obtaining credit for History 2111 and/or History 2112 through Advanced Placement or CLEP exams.

Students needing to take the Georgia history must register in advance and this can be done online.

Students are limited to two attempts at passing the U.S. and Georgia history exams. After that, students must enroll in either History 2111 or History 2112.

Georgia History Examination

  • The Georgia history test consists of 50 multiple-choice questions.
  • Subject areas range from colonial Georgia to twentieth-century Georgia.
  • A passing score is 60% or higher. One retest is allowed.
  • Georgia History Test Preparation: Georgia History in Outline by Kenneth Coleman. This text is available for purchase in the Middle Georgia State University campus store.

U.S. History Examination

  • The U.S. history test consists of 50 multiple-choice questions.
  • Subject areas range from pre-colonization to the 1990s.
  • A passing score is 60% or higher. One retest is allowed.
  • U.S. History Test Preparation:
    • America : A Narrative Survey, 2 Volumes (Vol. 1 to 1877 and Vol. II since then) by George Tindall and David Shi. On reserve in Middle Georgia State University Library.
    • Any history textbooks associated with History 2111 and History 2112 courses or their equivalents should familiarize students with the subject matter.

Legislative Visual Aid

Does the course or exam in the left column meet the Georgia Legislature's graduation requirement for
Course/Exam US History GA History US Government GA Government
Passing any USG HIST 2111 or 2112 course YES YES - -
Passing an equivalent HIST 2111 or 2112 course outside of USG YES NO 1 - -
Passing CLEP US History I or US History II exams YES NO 1 - -
Receiving AP Credit for History 2111 and/or HIST 2112 YES NO 1 - -
Passing any USG POLS 1101 course - - YES YES
Passing any equivalent POLS 1101 course outside of USG - - YES NO 2
Passing CLEP American Government exam - - YES NO 2

Notes:

  1. Students must pass the local GA History test offered in the testing center to satisfy the graduation requirement.
  2. Students must pass the local GA Constitution-Government test offered in the testing center to satisfy the graduation requirement.
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