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Academic Program Guide


African American Studies


ACADEMIC MAP (Effective Summer 2017 and after)

This map is a term-by-term sample course schedule. The milestones listed to the right of each term are designed to keep you on course to graduate in four years. The Sample Schedule serves as a general guideline to help you build a full schedule each term. The General Education and Elective courses must be selected to satisfy all area and multicultural requirements unless your program meets these requirements with major courses. Milestones are courses and special requirements necessary for timely progress to complete a major. Missing milestones will result in one of two types of map registration stops. The first level (Degree Map Offtrack) is placed following grade posting if the student has missed a milestone (course and/or GPA) for the first time in the major. If a student is in non-compliance with milestones for two (2) consecutive semesters (excluding summers), a Major Change Required stop is placed on the student's registration.

The African American Studies major requires 36 hours from the recommended list of courses with a "C minus" or better in each course. A maximum of 6 hours from General Education can count towards the major hours. A modern foreign language up to the intermediate level is required for the Bachelor of Arts track.

Mapping Coordinator: Lisha Stafford
Email: LStafford@admin.fsu.edu

Sample Schedule

Term 1 hrs
ENC1101 Freshman Composition3
GE Mathematics (MAC1105 College Algebra for Economics track) 3
CGS2060 Computer Applications3
Elective3
GE History (recommended African American History3
Milestones 1
Complete ENC1101 ( ≥ C minus )
Term 2 hrs
ENC2135 Research, Genre, and Context 3
GE Mathematics (STA2023 Business Statistics for Economics track) 3
GE Natural Science 3
GE Core Humanities/Cultural Practice3
Elective3
Milestones 2
Complete ENC2135 ( ≥ C minus )
Complete 1st GE Mathematics course ( ≥ C minus )
Term 3 hrs
GE Humanities/Cultural Practice 3
GE Core Natural Science with Lab4
Oral Communication Competency 3
GE Core Social Science3
Elective3
Milestones 3
Complete 2nd GE Mathematics or Statistics course ( ≥ C minus )
Term 4 hrs
Core Course3
Elective (If BA, begin language)3-4
GE Social Science3
GE Ethics3
Elective3
Milestones 4
Complete General Education requirements
Complete one African American history course
Oral Communication/Speech course strongly recommended
Term 5 hrs
Core Course3
African American history course3
Specialty Track Course3
Elective (If BA, continue language)3-4
Elective3
Milestones 5
Complete one Core Course
Complete 3 hours towards specialty area
Complete two African American history courses
Begin taking 3/4000 level courses
Begin Foreign Language (strongly recommended)
Term 6 hrs
Core Course3
Specialty Area Course3
Specialty Area Course3
Elective (If BA, finish language)3-4
Elective3
Milestones 6
Complete two Core Courses
Complete 9 hours towards specialty area
Request Social Sciences graduation check
Request graduation check from Registrar
Declare Specialty Area
Term 7 hrs
Specialty Area Course3
Specialty Area Course3
Elective3
Elective3
Elective3
Milestones 7
Complete three Core Courses
Complete 15 hours towards specialty area
Complete 30 hours of 3/4000 level courses
Term 8 hrs
Specialty Area Course3
Specialty Area Course3
Elective3
Elective3
Elective3
Milestones 8
Complete 21 hours towards specialty area
Complete 3/4000 level requirement
Apply for graduation in 1st two weeks
Complete Specialty Area
Complete Diversity/Multicultural requirement
Complete Oral Communication/Speech

Employment Information
Representative Job Titles Related to this Major: Social Science Teacher, Researcher, Historian, College Professor, Legislative Aid, Administrator, Foreign Service Officer, and Economist.

Representative Employers: Federal Agencies, Educational Institutions, Non-profit Organizations, Private Corporations, Public or Private Think Tanks, International Organizations, Public School Systems.

International Opportunities: International study is available for all students and may include opportunities for internships or taking course work towards various majors and minors. International study may have an impact on the MAP; therefore, it is important to consult with the academic advisor before participating. Interested students can find information about international study, research, internships, and service opportunities at: global.fsu.edu/undergraduate-students/going-abroad.

This Map is not a contract, either expressed or implied, between the University and the student, but represents a flexible program of the current curriculum which may be altered from time to time to carry out the academic objectives of the University. The University specifically reserves the right to change, delete or add to any Map at any time within the student’s period of study at the University.



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