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Founding Documents in the College of Arts and Sciences

The College of Arts and Sciences enriches the educational experience of students throughout the University of South Carolina through the documents that shaped American Heritage. Seven courses have been redesigned to meet the undergraduate requirement for courses on America’s founding documents and works about African Americans’ struggles for freedom. See those courses here.  

Looking for a Founding Documents Course?

All USC undergraduate students entering in Fall 2021 or later must pass a three-credit course (or its equivalent) covering the founding documents and works that are foundational to the African American struggle for freedom. 
Carolina Core Courses That Meet the Founding Documents Requirements .



Do you have questions about the Founding Documents requirements? Are you teaching a Founding Documents course and interested in more resources?  We’d like to hear from you. 

James Risk
Founding Documents Faculty Associate



Read the Founding Documents with USC Students

Select Freedom Struggle Primary Documents 


The Reinforcing College Education on America's Constitutional Heritage Act became law in South Carolina on April 28, 2021.

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