Instructions for Meeting the Georgia History Legislative Requirement
To fulfill the State legislative requirement for Georgia history, students transferring into the University System of Georgia who have already taken a course in American History or World Civilization II or an equivalent course, must demonstrate an understanding of Georgia state history. To this end, the history faculty at Gainesville State College (GSC) has developed the following procedure.
A student is required to read James Cobb’s Georgia Odyssey. This book can be purchased at the GSC bookstore.
The exam is electronic, given through eLearning, and consists of 40 multiple choice questions based on the book. Students must complete the exam by the last day of classes of the Fall or Spring semesters or during the Summer semester (from the beginning of Maymester classes to the last day of summer classes in July). The exam is closed at all other times.
A student must achieve a minimum passing grade of 60% to fulfill the requirement. You may take the test as many times as is necessary to get a passing grade of 60%. You may take the test until the closing date of the exam each semester. If you fail to pass the test during any one semester, you must apply to retake it the following semesters until you do pass. This requirement must be satisfied in order to graduate from GSC. Completing the requirement at GSC also means that the requirement is met for other University System schools.
Grades for the Georgia History Exam will be posted on a student’s transcript by the Registrar a week after the Final Exams have been completed each semester.
Students should be aware that the GSC computer system is occasionally offline for routine maintenance or other problems. Students are responsible for passing the exam regardless of these types of usually brief service interruptions.
When prepared to take the exam, students must notify Dr. Jeff Pardue at email@example.com that s(he) is ready to take the exam. Dr. Pardue will provide the student with access to the electronic exam. If there are questions regarding the exam, Dr. Pardue can be reached by email at the address noted above.