HISTORY CHALLENGE EXAM INFORMATION
Students opting to meet the three BA degree requirements in History by examination, may prepare themselves by reading the following works:
For the U. S. CONSTITUTION requirement:
- James Q. WILSON, AMERICAN GOVERNMENT, Latest Edition/Brief Version.
For the U. S. HISTORY requirement:
- Keene, J., Cornell, S. O’Donnell, E., Visions of America: A History of the United States, Second Edition.
For the CALIFORNIA STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT requirement:
- Brian P. JANISKEE and Ken MASUGI, DEMOCRACY IN CALIFORNIA, Latest Edition.
Students may take EACH TEST a total of two times; each test may be taken only ONCE PER QUARTER. The California state and local government exam and the U. S. Constitution test each consist of 50 multiple choice questions and a one hour testing time is allowed for each; the U. S. History exam consists of 100 multiple choice questions with a 2 hour testing period.
U. S. HISTORY, U. S. CONSTITUTION,
CALIFORNIA STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT REQUIREMENTS
California law prescribes as a requirement for graduation, that each student demonstrate competence in understanding the Constitution of the United States; American history, institutions and ideals; and the principles of state and local government as established in California.
The requirement in U. S. Constitution may be met by completing one of the following: History 146; History 200 and 201, or 540; Political Science 203, 410 or 411.
The requirement in U. S. History may be met by completing any one of the following: History 146, 200, 201 or 540; Political Science 314.
The requirement in state and local government as established in California may be met by completing one of the following: History 370, Political Science 203, 330 or 332.
A student can meet the entire U. S. History, U. S. Constitution, and state and local government requirements, while fulfilling the general education requirements, by taking Political Science 203 and one of the following: History 146, 200 and 201 or 540.
The opportunity to meet the requirement by passing optional examinations which may each be repeated once (not in the same quarter) is given to students. Students must still complete 16 lower-division units in the social and behavioral sciences breadth area. The examinations are administered through the TESTING OFFICE. COME TO UH 368 TO REGISTER FOR THESE EXAMS.
If there is a discrepancy between this information and the University Bulletin, the Bulletin takes precedence.