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    Online Bachelor of Science Degree in Social Science

    INSTITUTION INFORMATION Institutional Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Program Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Institutional Membership(s): SOC PROGRAM DETAILS Program Information: Bachelor of Science - Bachelor's Enrollment: 120 seats total Application Deadline: 11/1/2006 How Students and Instructors Communicate: Chat Room, E-mail, Threaded Discussion Board, Voice Subject: Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies METHOD OF COURSE INSTRUCTION

    The program is delivered primarily through internet

    Supplemental delivery formats include internet

    This course uses Blackboard

    The B.S. in Social Science with a major in Interdisciplinary Social Science (ISS) offers students a liberal arts education that helps them become informed citizens who understand the myriad issues emerging at every level of society. Rather than specializing in a particular content area, an ISS program emphasizes the application of critical thinking skills and cultural and international literacy to several disciplines. Students build on this foundation with concentrations in economics, geography, or sociology.
    Completed application, including official transcripts, must be received by the FSU Office of Admissions by the Admission deadlines which can be found on the website. You may reach the admissions office at 850-644-6200 for undergraduate admission questions, and 850-644-3420 for questions relating to Graduate, International & Non-Degree-Seeking Admissions
    To participate in FSU's online programs, you need access to certain technologies. To minimize technical problems you may experience, FSU provides online technical support.
    To be successful in your online class, you must have:
    Regular access to a computer
    An Internet connection (ISP or Internet Service Provider)
    An Internet browser
    An FSU/ACNS computer account, which includes your login/username, password, and email account
    For detailed recommended system requirements, please visit the Guide to Technology Requirements for Online Courses on the Online Learning @ FSU web site.
    If you plan to use computer equipment that you do not own for participation in the program, be certain that you have permission to use the equipment for course work purposes. You must also be sure that you have permission to save data to the local hard drive.
    Online students at FSU can find support for every aspect of the University experience. Your computer and an Internet connection link you to the most comprehensive electronic campus in higher education. The FSU library may be reached at: 850-644-2706. Currently enrolled students who are located 50 miles or more from Tallahassee can request materials to be sent to them. Some of your online courses may require you to purchase a Course Packet, which could include a study guide, textbooks, and/or media (video, audiotapes, CD-ROMs). Information about what, if any, course materials are required for your courses can be found through: Campus bookstores (FSU Bookstore and Bill抯 Bookstore), Departmental web sites, Course instructors, Academic Coordinators. Course materials can be ordered online and will be shipped directly to you. (You pay the cost of the course materials, plus shipping. The FSU bookstore can be reached at 1-800-255-3781. A mentor or teaching assistant is available online (and often by phone) to help clarify course materials and refer you to resources for all other aspects of the university experience. Visit the website for additional student resources information.
    Distance students enrolled in at least 6 semester hours have access to many of the same types of financial aid as residential students. If you need financial aid to help defray the costs of your education, begin to investigate the aid you may be eligible for as soon as possible. Office of Financial Aid, Suite 4400A University Center, Tallahassee, Florida 32306-2430, (850) 644-0539, Fax (850) 644-6404, Email ofacs@admin.fsu.edu FAFSA FSU Federal School, Code: 001489, For more information on Financial Aid opportunities, visit the web site.


    Students entering FSU with an AA degree from a Florida public institution have satisfied FSU's Liberal Studies and Gordon Rule requirements. Students without the Florida public institution AA degree should complete these requirements prior to beginning the online degree program as they are not available online.


    If your online course has been assigned a mentor, your mentor will contact you via email just prior to the beginning of classes. You most likely will have a different mentor for each online class. You should ask your mentor course-specific or general questions whenever you want more information or clarification.

    Your mentor will support your progress through the course by:

    Clarifying course content
    Giving feedback
    Contacting you regularly about your progress and concerns
    Mentors are carefully selected by the instructor, trained in student support skills, supervised during the facilitation of the course, and are evaluated at the end of each course. Mentors may be a professional in the field, a community college faculty member, or an advanced graduate student at FSU.
    Note: Up to 9 semester hours of courses that have been taken to meet Liberal Studies or Associate of Arts degree requirements may be used toward satisfying the 42 hours required for the ISS major.

    Students may be required to take proctored exams at their local community colleges or local libraries.
    It is suggested that Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, and Business Statistics be taken as recommended pre-requisites as these course are not offered online.


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