Transcription 1 I 2 College of Arts and Sciences The primary mission of the College of Arts and Sciences is to produce well-educated, competent, resourceful graduates who are capable of living active, independent, productive lives and who are properly prepared to launch successful careers and earn satisfactory livelihoods.
To accomplish this mission, the college provides opportunities for qualified students 1 to acquire the fundamentals of a liberal education, 2 to acquire a mastery of basic competencies and skills, 3 to obtain excellent preparation for professional and graduate study, and 4 to concentrate in several fields offered in the College of Arts and Sciences.
Organized into fourteen 14 degree-granting departments and the Department of Army ROTC, the college offers twenty-two separate majors leading to the bachelor of science, bachelor of arts, bachelor of criminal justice, and bachelor of social work degrees. Students enrolled in the College of Arts and Sciences are not limited to the several curricula offered by the college.
They may take courses offered in other colleges and schools of the University, which, with the approval of the department chairperson, may be included in the degree program, used as a minor field of concentration, or used as electives.
In order to graduate, undergraduate students are required to maintain a cumulative grade point average of 2. Some programs may require above the minimum for graduation. All directed individual study DIS courses must be approved by the supervising professor, the chairperson and the dean.
Prior approval of the dean is required for all transient credit. Requirements for Bachelor of Arts Degree I.
Completion of minimum of semester hours including the following courses: A. Any two courses in biology, chemistry, or physics, each with a laboratory chosen from approved natural sciences course list D.
Humanities-see individual departmental requirements E. AMH Introduction to African American History and non-history department approved social science course taken from approved social science list F.
Foreign Language G. Completion of major and minor see departmental requirement. Requirements for Bachelor of Science Degree I. Completion of minimum of semester hours, including the following courses: A.
Humanities see individual departmental requirements E. AFA African American Experience and non-history department approved social science course taken from approved social science list F. Free or Discipline Electives II.
Completion of major and minor see departmental requirements.
Requirements for Major Each candidate for the B. English 2. Music 3. Visual Arts, Humanities and Theatre 4.
Foreign Languages 5.
Mathematics 6. Physics 7.
Chemistry 8. Biology 9. Psychology Sociology and Criminal Justice Computer Information Sciences Social Work Economics Requirements for Minor In consultation with his or her advisor, each candidate for the B.
Requirements for a Second Major A student seeking a second major should consult with the chairperson of the department in which the second major is offered. To earn a degree in a second discipline, all requirements for the discipline must be met.
For example, a mathematics major who selects political science as a second major must complete all of the required political science courses, as well as required cognate courses, such as improving writing, speech, principles of economics and others.
A separate application for graduation must be approved and submitted by the appropriate department chairperson for each degree sought. The CLAST is a lower-division, college-achievement test measuring the attainment of college-level communication and mathematics skills.
Meeting CLAST alternatives or presenting passing scores on CLAST is required of all students who are awarded an associate of arts degree or who seek upper division status in a state university in Florida.
While enrolled in their general education mathematics and communication courses, students must meet a simulated CLAST test requirement. Students meeting the State alternatives for the mathematics section of CLAST may seek to be exempted from the mathematics section of the simulated test provided they meet the posted deadline for exemption consideration.
Students not meeting the simulated CLAST test requirement are subject to having to complete additional coursework. The seminars are conducted from the start of the semester to the week that the CLAST is administered. Reading with literal comprehension: 1.
Recognizing the main ideas in a given passage T T 2. Identifying supporting details T T 3. Determining the meaning of words on the basis of context T T B. Reading with critical comprehension: 1. Recognizing the author s purpose I T 2. Distinguishing between statement of fact and statement of opinion I T 3.
Detecting bias T 4. Recognizing author s tone T 5. Recognizing explicit and implicit relationships within sentences T R 6. Recognizing explicit and implicit relationships between sentences T R 7. Recognizing valid arguments T 8. Drawing logical inferences and conclusions I T C.
Listening with literal comprehension: 1.
Recognizing main ideas T T 2. Recognizing explicit relationships among ideas T T 4. Recalling basic ideas and details T T D. Listening with critical comprehension: 1. Perceiving the speaker s purpose T T 2. Perceiving the speaker s organization of ideas and information T T 3. Discriminating between statements of fact and statements of opinion T T 4.
Distinguishing between emotional and logical arguments T T 5.