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Department of History, Political Science, Geography and African-American Studies

Major Requirements
Minor Requirements
Bachelor of Arts in History
Bachelor of Science in History


The Department of History, Political Science, Geography, and African American Studies is organized to encourage interdisciplinary instructional delivery, curriculum planning, and evaluation.

The primary objective of the department is to provide all students and faculty with the opportunity and the supportive environment for excellence in study, learning, teaching, research, and service.  Focusing on significant social, historical, political, geographical, and economic issues and problems, students utilize the best available theoretical framework and empirical research in acquiring functional knowledge for understanding problems of the human condition.

The department offers both undergraduate and graduate study.  Undergraduate degrees which may be earned are the Bachelor of Arts and the Bachelor of Science.  The graduate degree is the Master of Applied Social Science.  Specific information about undergraduate degree programs follows.  Detailed information about the Master of Applied Social Science degree may be found in the catalog under the section labeled “Graduate Studies.”

Faculty

Professor Emeriti: Neyland, Leedell
Professors: Brown, Titus; Eidahl, Kyle; Inamete, Ufot; Jackson, Jr., David H.; Simmonds, Keith
Associate Professors:  Cohen, Sylvester; Gaston, Juanita; Malik, Rashid; Paul, Gary; Wright, Larry L.

History

The program in History is committed to the development of a versatile course of study designed to prepare students for careers in history, as well as to provide pre-professional training for a variety of other fields.  The department offers programs leading to the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science in History.

Major Requirements:
All students majoring in History are required to earn 30-36 semester hours in History.  However, students enrolled in the Bachelor of Arts program must complete twelve (12) hours of foreign language in a single language, typically Spanish or French.  Also, they must earn a minor of 18 hours in a second area of concentration.  All students earning a major in the area must have at least a 2.00 GPA overall to qualify for graduation with a degree in the program.  Also, students must pass all classes other than the natural sciences with a grade of “C” or better.  Students should see their academic advisor for course sequences in: mathematics, social science, humanities, statistics, and computers.

Minor Requirements:

Those interested in earning a minor in history are required to complete a minimum of eighteen (18) hours.  The following courses are required: AMH 2010 or AMH 2020, HIS 3104, HIS 3150, and nine (9) hours of 3000-4000 level history electives.  Students earning a major or minor in history must earn at least a  2.00 GPA (“C”) in each history course completed.

CLAST Requirements: Effective July 1, 2011, CLAST scores nor CLAST alternatives are not required for graduation.

Foreign Language Requirement: All students are required to have completed two years in high or eight semester hours (or the equivalent) at an accredited institution in one foreign language or American Sign Language prior to graduation.

Bachelor of Arts in History
Freshman YearSem. Hrs.
ENC 1101, 1102 Communication Skills I, II6
MGF 1106 and MGF 1107 Liberal Arts Math I, II6
HUM Elective Humanities Elective (HUM, ARH, REL, PHI or PHH3
POS 1921 Intro. to Professional Development1
WOH 1012 World History to 15006
SYG 2000 Intro. to Sociology or ANT 2000 Intro. to Anthropology3
PSY 2012 Introduction to Psychology3
AMH 2091 Introduction to African-American History or
AFA 3104 African American Experience

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Sophomore YearSem. Hrs.
*AMH 2020 U.S. History 1865-Present3
CGS 2060 or CAP 3505 Computer Applications3
BSC 1005 Biology3
PSC 1121 Introduction to Physical Science or AST 1002 Astronomy3
GEA 2000 Geography (GEO or GEA Elective See Advisor3
HIS 1921 Introduction to Professional Development (History)3
PHI 1100 or 2101 Critical Thinking or Intro. to Logic3
WOH 1022 World History 1500-Present3
GEO 3421 Cultural Geography or GEA 36003
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Junior YearSem. Hrs.
Foreign Language (in a single language)                                             8
AMH 3571 or AMH 3572,  African-American History3
HIS 3104 Nature of History3
HIS 3150 Historiography3
*AMH 2010 U.S. History3
Minor Course Requirement9
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Senior YearSem. Hrs.
AFH 4100 History of Africa from Origins to 1800 or AFH 42003
POS 4703 Scopes & Methods3
AMH 4202 20th Century America3
AMH 4420 History of Florida3
ASH 4300 Far East History or AFH 42003
EUH Elective European History Elective5
Foreign Language4
Minor Requirements9
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*This is a State Common Prerequisite. Substitutes indicated in the State Common Prerequisite Manual at www.facts.org will be accepted.

Bachelor of Science in History

Freshman YearSem. Hrs.
*AMH 2010 U.S. History 1492 – 18653
AMH 2091 or AFA 3104 African American History3
ENC 1101, 1102 Communication Skills I, II6
WOH 1012 World History to 15003
HUM Elective  Humanities Elective (HUM, ARH, REL, PHI, or PHH3
MGF 1106 and MGF 11076
POS 1921  Introduction to Professional Development1
PSY 2012  Introduction to Psychology3
SYG 2000 or ANT 2000, Introduction to Sociology or Anthropology3
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Sophomore YearSem. Hrs.
*AMH 2020 U.S. History 1865-Present3
BSC 1005 Biology                                                                            3
CGS 2060 or CAP 3505 Computer Applications3
GEA 2000 Geography (GEO or GEA Elective See Advisor3
GEO 3421 Cultural Geography or GEA 36003
LIT 2110 Literature3
PHI 1100 or PHI 2101 Critical Thinking/Introduction to Logic3
PSC 1121 Introduction to Physical Science  or AST 1002 Astronomy3
WOH 1022 World History 1500 - Present3
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Junior YearSem. Hrs.
AMH 3571 or AMH 3572 African American History3
ASH 4300 Far East History or AFH 42003
ECO 2013 & 2023 Principles of Economics, I, II6
ENC 2300 or 3320 Improved Writing3
HIS 3104  Nature of History3
HIS 3150 Historiography3
Minor Course Requirement                                                                9
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Senior YearSem. Hrs.
AFH 4100 History of Africa to 18003
POS 4703 Scopes & Methods3
AMH 4202 20th Century America3
AMH 4420 History of Florida3
EUH Elective European History Elective (3000-4000 Level3
HIS 1921 Introduction to Professional Development (History)3
History Elective5
Minor Course Requirement                                                              9
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The bachelor of science degree in African-American Studies is an interdisciplinary program, utilizing the resources and faculty of several departments.  The program is designed to prepare students for careers in teaching, research, social service agency employment, as well as provide pre-professional training for graduate study.

Major Requirements:
A major in African-American Studies is required to take thirty-six (36) semester hours of interdisciplinary African-American course cognates.  Students earning a major or minor in African American Studies must earn at least a 2.00 GPA (“C”) in each course completed in their African American studies discipline.  All students earning a major in the area must have at least a 2.00 GPA overall to qualify for graduation with a degree in the degree program.  Also, all classes other than natural sciences must be passed with a grade of “C” or better.  See your advisor for course sequences in: mathematics, social science, humanities, statistics, and computers.

Minor Requirements:
African-American Studies minors must take eighteen (18) hours of interdisciplinary African-American courses, inclusive of AMH 3571, AMH 3572, PUP 3313, SOC 4720, and nine (9) hours of other 3000-4000 level African-American Studies courses.

Bachelor of Science in African-American Studies
Freshman YearSem. Hrs.
AMH 2010 U.S. History to 18653
AMH 2091 Intro. to African American History3
ENC 1101, 1102 Communication Skills I, II6
HUM Elective Humanities elective (HUM, ARH, REL, PHI, or PHH3
MGF 1106 and MGF 11076
POS 1921 Introduction to Professional Development1
PSY 2012 Introduction to Psychology3
SYG 2000 Introduction to Sociology3
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Sophomore YearSem. Hrs.
WOH 1022 History of Civilization3
BSC 1005 Biology Sciences3
CGS 2060 or CAP 3505 Computer Applications3
ECO 2013 Principles of Economics I3
ENC 2300 or 3320 Improved Writing3
GEA 2000 or GEO 3421 Geography3
GEA 3600 Geography of Africa3
POS 2041 American National Government3
PSC 1121 Introduction to Physical Science or AST 1002 or PHY 34643
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Junior YearSem. Hrs.
AMH 2020 U.S. History3
AFH 4100 History of Africa I3
AMH 3571 African American History to 18653
AMH 3572 African American History 1865-Present3
HIS 3150 Historiography or POS 4703 Scope & Methods3
AML 4610/4276 African American Novel3
PUP 3313 Blacks in the Political Process3
Minor Course Requirement                                                                  9
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Senior YearSem. Hrs.
AFA 4936 Seminar in African-American Studies3
AFA or AMH Elective (3000-4000) African-American Studies or AMH Elective8
AFH 4200 History of Africa II3
Minor Course requirement9
POS 4923 Advanced Professional Development3
SOP 3724 Psychology of Race and Prejudice3
SYD 4730 Soc. of the Black Experience3
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There are no prerequisites for African-American Studies; however, it is suggested that students earning the A.A. degree complete AMH 2010: U.S. History 1492-1865 (3) and AMH 2010: U.S. History 1865. Present as part of their lower division courses.


The program in political science offers a broad selection of courses and activities adapted to the needs of students who plan careers in law; the several levels of government, including the foreign (diplomatic) service; international organizations; international business and industrial organizations; private enterprise; public relations; research; teaching; and active politics.

Students interested in other vocations will find the courses very beneficial.  Degree programs in 1) political science, 2) political science with a concentration in pre-law, 3) political science with a concentration in public administration, 4) political science with a concentration in urban studies and economic development, and 5) political science with a concentration in international relations include the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees.  The Bachelor of Arts degree is distinguished from the Bachelor of Science degree in that the former requires the completion of twelve (12) semester hours of foreign language. 

Major and Minor – A major in political science  consists of thirty-three (33) semester hours.  All political science majors must complete a minor of eighteen (18) hours in another academic field.  A major in political science with a public administration concentration consists of the same major requirements as political science except for the requirement of minoring in eighteen (18) hours of public administration instead of another academic field. 

Other students wishing to minor in political science, public administration, pre-law, urban studies and economic development, or international relations must complete 18 semester hours in one of the aforementioned fields.  A minor in political science must also include POS 2001, POS 2041 and PAD 3003.  Students earning a major or minor in political science must earn at least a 2.00 GPA (“C”) in each course completed in political science or public administration.  All students earning a major in the area must have at least a 2.00 GPA overall to qualify for graduation with a degree in any of the degree programs.  Also, all classes other than natural sciences must be passed with a grade of “C” or better.  See your advisor for course sequences in: mathematics, social science, humanities, statistics, and computers.

Bachelor of Arts in Political Science

Freshman YearSem. Hrs.
AMH 2010 or 2020 U.S. History3
AMH 2091 or AFA 3104 African American History3
ENC 1101 & 1102 Communication Skills I, II6
HUM Elective Humanities electives (HUM, ARH, REL, PHI, or PHH6
MGF 1106 and MGF 1107 Liberal Arts Math I, II6
POS 1921 Introduction to Professional Development1
PSY 2012 Introduction to Psychology3
SYG 2000 Introduction to Sociology3
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Sophomore YearSem. Hrs.
BSC 1005 Biology Sciences                                                                  3
*CPO 2002 Comparative Government3
ECO 2013 & 2023 Principles of Economics I, II6
*POS 2001 Introduction to Political Science3
*POS 2041  American National Government3
POS 2112 State & Local Government3
PHI 2010 Introduction to Philosophy3
PSC 1121 Introduction to Physical Science or AST 10023
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Junior YearSem. Hrs.
CGS 2060 or CAP 3505 Computer Applications3
Foreign Language Requirement (in a single language8
GEO 2370 or 3421 or GEA 2000 Georgraphy3
Minor Course Requirements6
PAD 3003 Introduction to Public Administration3
PAD 4223 Budgetary and Fiscal Management3
POS 3603 Constitutional Law3
POS 4703 Scope & Methods                                                   3
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Senior YearSem. Hrs.
Foreign Language Requirement4
Minor Course Requirements12
POS 4910 Senior Research Seminar3
POS 4936 Seminar In Political Science3
POS Elective Political Science Elective5
POT 4064 Contemporary Political Ideologies                                           3
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*This is a State Common Prerequisite. Substitutes indicated in the State Common Prerequisite Manual at www.facts.org will be accepted.


Bachelor of Science in Political Science

Freshman Year Sem. Hrs.
AMH 2091 or AFA 3104 African American History3
ENC 1101 & 1102 Communication Skills I, II6
HUM Elective Humanities electives (HUM, ARH, REL, PHI, or PHH6
MGF 1106 and  MGF 1107 Liberal Arts Math I, II6
POS 1921 Introduction to Professional Development1
PSY 2012 Introduction to Psychology3
SYG 2000 Introduction to Sociology3
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Sophomore YearSem. Hrs.
AMH 2010 or 2020 U.S. History3
BSC 1005 Biology Sciences4
ECO 2013 & 2023 Principles of Economics I, II6
LIT 2110 Literature3
*POS 2001 Introduction to Political Science3
*POS 2041  American National Government3
POS 2112 State & Local Government3
PHI 2010 Introduction to Philosophy3
PSC 1121 Introduction to Physical Science or AST 10023
 30

Junior YearSem. Hrs.
CGS 2060 or CAP 3505 Computer Applications3
*CPO 2002 Comparative Government3
ENC 2300 or 3320 Improved Writing3
GEO 2370 or 3421 or GEA 2000 Geography3
Minor Course Requirement6
PHI 2101 Intro to Logic3
PAD 3003 Introduction to Public Administration3
POS 3603 Constitutional Law3
POS 4703 Scope and Methods                                            3
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Senior YearSem. Hrs.
Minor Course Requirements12
PAD 4223 Budgetary & Fiscal Management3
POS 4910 Senior Research Seminar3
POS 4923 Advanced Professional Development3
POS 4936 Seminar in Political Science3
POT 4064 Contemporary Political Ideologies                            3
POS Elective Political Science Elective5
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*This is a State Common Prerequisite. Substitutes indicated in the State Common Prerequisite Manual at www.facts.org will be accepted.


Bachelor of Science in Political Science with
Concentration in Public Administration
Freshman YearSem. Hrs.
AMH 2091 or AFA 3104 African American History3
ENC 1101 & 1102 Communication Skills I, II6
HUM Elective Humanities electives (HUM, ARH, REL, PHI, or PHH6
MGF 1106 and MGF 1107 Liberal Arts Math I, II 6
POS 1921 Introduction to Professional Development1
PSY 2012 Introduction to Psychology3
SYG 2000 Introduction to Sociology3
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Sophomore YearSem. Hrs.
AMH 2010 or 2020 U.S. History3
BSC 1005 Biology Sciences3
ECO 2013 & 2023 Principles of Economics I, II6
LIT 2110 Literature3
PAD 3003 Introduction to Public Administration3
*POS 2001 Introduction to Political Science3
*POS 2041  American National Government3
*POS 2112 State & Local Government                                           3
PSC 1121 Introduction to Physical Science3
 30

Junior YearSem. Hrs.
CGS 2060 or CAP 3505 Computer Applications3
*CPO 2002 Comparative Government3
ECP 4230 Labor Law3
GEO 2370 or 3421 or GEA 4602 Geography3
PAD 3413 Public Personnel Administration3
PAD 4024 Administrative Theory and Problems3
PAD 4223 Budgetary  and Fiscal Management3
PHI 2101 Introduction to Logic3
PHI 2010 Introduction to Philosophy3
POS 3603 American Constitutional Law3
 30

Senior YearSem. Hrs.
ENC 2300 or 3320 Improved Writing or Advanced Composition3
PAD 4404 Public Policy Management3
PAD 4834 Developmental & Comparative Administration3
POS 4703 Scope and Methods3
POS 4910 Senior Research Seminar3
POS 4923 Advanced Professional Development3
POS 4936 Seminar in Political Science3
POS Elective Political Science Elective5
POT 4064 Contemporary Political Ideologies3
PUP 4947 Public Affairs Internship3
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*This is a State Common Prerequisite. Substitutes indicated in the State Common Prerequisite Manual at www.facts.org will be accepted.


Bachelor of Science in Political Science with Concentration in Pre-Law

Pre-law is an approved minor for students in Political Science and other majors in the College of Arts and Sciences.  Six (6) courses are required to be selected from the list below.  A grade of “C” or better must be earned in all courses.  Courses required for the major cannot be used to fulfill minor requirements.

Bachelor of Science in Political Science (Pre-Law Minor)
Freshman YearSem. Hrs.
AMH 2091 or AFA 3104 African American History3
ENC 1101 & 1102 Communication Skills I, II6
HUM Elective Humanities electives (HUM, ARH, REL, PHI, or PHH)6
MGF 1106 and  MGF 1107 Liberal Arts Math I, II6
POS 1921 Introduction to Professional Development1
PSY 2012 Introduction to Psychology3
SYG 2000 Introduction to Sociology3
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Sophomore YearSem. Hrs.
AMH 2010 or 2020 U.S. History3
BSC 1005 Biology Sciences3
ECO 2013 & 2023 Principles of Economics I, II6
LIT 2110 Literature3
PHI 2010 Introduction to Philosophy3
*POS 2001 Introduction to Political Science3
*POS 2041  American National Government3
POS 2112 State & Local Government3
PSC 1121 Introduction to Physical Science or AST 10023
 30

Junior YearSem. Hrs.
CGS 2060 or CAP 3505 Computer Applications3
*CPO 2002 Comparative Government3
ENC 2300 or 3320 Improved Writing3
GEA 2000 or GEO 3421 Geography3
PAD 3003 Introduction to Public Administration3
PHI 2101 Introduction to Logic3
POS 3603 American Constitutional Law3
POS 3679 or 4695 Mock Trial or Law and the Consumer3
POS 3773 Introduction to Jurisprudence3
POS 4703 Scope & Methods3
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Senior YearSem. Hrs.
PAD 4223 Budgetary & Fiscal Management3
POS 3684 or 4694 Nature and Function of Legal System3
POS 3691, 4694, or 4696 Contemporary Legal Problems, Legal Problems of Poor, or Equal Opportunity Law3
POS 4910 Senior Research Seminar3
POS 4923 Advanced Professional Development3
POS 4936 Seminar in Political Science3
POS Elective Political Science Elective5
POT 4064 Contemporary Political Ideologies3
Pre-Law Elect. PLA 4103, CCJ 3200, or POS 46783
PUP 4947 Public Affairs Internship3
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*This is a State Common Prerequisite. Substitutes indicated in the State Common Prerequisite Manual at www.facts.org will be accepted.


Courses accepted for the Pre-Law minor
[select 18 hours (six courses)]:


CCJ 3024 Introduction to Criminal Justice3
CCJ 3200 American Court System3
PLA 4103 Legal and Scholarly Report Writing3
POS 3603 American Constitutional Law3
POS 3679 Mock Trial3
POS 3684 Nature & Functions of Legal System3
POS 3691 Contemporary Legal Problems3
POS 3773 Introduction to Jurisprudence3
POS 4678 Advanced Mock Trial3
POS 4922 Prof. Dev. & Verbal Reasoning3
PUP 4947 Public Affairs Internship3
POS 4696 Legal Problems of the Poor3
POS 4694 Equal Opportunity Law3
POS 4695 Law and the Consumer3

Bachelor of Science in Political Science with Concentration in Urban Studies and Economic Development

Urban Studies and Economic Development is an approved minor for students in Political Science and other majors in the College of Arts and Sciences.  Six (6) courses are required to be selected from the list below.  A grade of “C” or better must be earned in all courses.  Courses required for the major cannot be used to fulfill minor requirements.

Bachelor of Science in Political Science (Urban Studies and Economic Development Minor)
Freshman YearSem. Hrs.
AMH 2010 or 2020 U.S. History3
AMH 2091 or AFA 3104 African American History3
ENC 1101 & 1102 Communication Skills I, II6
HUM Elective Humanities electives (HUM, ARH, REL, PHI, or PHH6
MGF 1106 and MGF 1107 Liberal Arts Math I, II6
POS 1921 Introduction to Professional Development1
PSY 2012 Introduction to Psychology3
SYG 2000 Introduction to Sociology3
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Sophomore YearSem. Hrs.
BSC 1005 Biology Sciences3
CGS 2060 or CAP 3505 Computer Applications3
ECO 2013 & 2023 Principles of Economics I, II6
LIT 2110 Literature3
PHI 2010 Introduction to Philosophy3
*POS 2001 Introduction to Political Science3
*POS 2041 American National Government3
POS 2112 State & Local Government3
PSC 1121 Introduction to Physical Science or AST 10023
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Junior YearSem. Hrs.
*CPO 2002 Comparative Government3
ECO 4013 Econ. Of Lesser Dev. Countries (Minor3
GEO 2370 or 3421 or GEA 2000 Geography3
PAD 3003 Introduction to Public Administration3
PAD 4223 Budgetary  and Fiscal Management3
PHI 2101 Intro to Logic3
POS 3163 Local and Community Politics (Minor)3
POS 3603 Constitutional Law3
POS 4703 Scope and Methods3
POS 4910 Senior Research Seminar                                 3
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Senior YearSem. Hrs.
ECO 4054, GEO 4604, or PAD 4404 (Minor Elective)3
ECP 3203, GEO 3354, or POS 4154 (Minor Elective)3
ECP 4143 Black Economic Development (Minor)3
ENC 2300 or 3320 Improved Writing or Advanced Composition3
POS 4923 Advanced Professional Development3
POS 4936 Seminar in Political Science3
POS Elective Political Science Elective5
POT 4064 Contemporary Political Ideologies3
PUP 4947 Public Affairs Internship (Minor)3
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*This is a State Common Prerequisite. Substitutes indicated in the State Common Prerequisite Manual at www.facts.org will be accepted.

                                                                                                                            
Courses accepted for the Urban Studies & Economic Development minor:
ECO 4013 Econ. Lesser Developed Countries3
ECP 4143 Black Economic Development3
POS 3163 Local & Community Politics3
PUP 4947 Public Affairs Internship3
Elective, ECO 4054, GEO 4604, PAD 44043
Elective, ECP 3203, GEO 3354, POS 41543
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