History, Anthropology, and Philosophy
*Students will have 2 attempts per semester with 30 day waiting period in between the semester.
U.S. & Georgia History Legislative Requirements
A Georgia law requires that all candidates for a degree from an institution
supported by public funds shall pass an examination “of the History of United
States and the History of Georgia” and an examination “upon the provisions and
principles of the United States Constitution and the Constitution of Georgia.”
The requirements for instruction in the above areas can be met by satisfactorily
completing one of the following courses at NGCSU: HIST 2111, HIST 2112 or
POLS 1101 if taken at a Georgia college or university, or by passing the appropriate
test in each of the four areas.
If you took HIST 2111 or HIST 2112 or POLS 1101 at any institution in
the State of Georgia, you have met the mandated requirements and do not have
to take any exams. If you transferred one or more of these courses into NGCSU
from an out of state institution, you will have to take at least two exams to meet
the mandated requirements.
If you transferred from another state or received AP or CLEP credit for POLS
1101 & HIST 2111 or HIST 2112, you need to take the GA Constitution and the
GA History exam.
If you transferred from another state or received AP or CLEP credit for
POLS 1101, you need to take the GA Constitution, GA History and U.S. History
If you transferred from another state or received AP or CLEP credit for HIST
2111 or HIST 2112, you need to take the U.S. Constitution, GA Constitution and
GA History exams.
The Department of History, Anthropology, & Philosophy provides two exams, one in U.S. History and one in Georgia History, to meet the state mandate. Each exam consists of 40 multiple-choice questions. A passing score of 70 percent is required (28 correct out of 40).
History exams are administered (to NGCSU students only) in the Testing Center at NGCSU. There is no fee to take these exams. They are given throughout the semester up until 2 weeks prior to Academic Review Day. Students must present a valid government issued identification when taking the exam. Students wishing to take an exam must make an appointment by calling (706) 864-1799. The Testing Center is located in the Stewart Center, 2nd floor, Room 203.
A History of Georgia. Athens: University of Georgia Press, 1991. (ISBN: 082031269X) by Coleman, Kenneth, ed.
Georgia History in Outline. Athens: University of Georgia Press, 1978. (ISBN: 0820304670) by Coleman, Kenneth