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Academic Program Guide

Asian Studies

ACADEMIC MAP (Effective Summer 2022 and after)

*Please Note: Face-to-face/in-person instruction of this program is available ONLY at the main campus in Tallahassee, FL. This program is NOT available via Online/Distance Learning.*

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 diversity 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 Off-track) 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 Asian Studies major consists of 36 hours beyond General Education. In addition, a foreign language up to the intermediate level is required.

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Sample Schedule

Term 1 hrs
ENC1101 Freshman Composition3
1st GE Core Mathematics3
GE History3
Digital Literacy course3
Milestones 1
Complete ENC1101 ( ≥ C minus )
Term 2 hrs
ENC2135 Research, Genre, and Context 3
2nd GE Mathematics or Statistics3
GE Core Humanities/Cultural Practice3
GE Core Social Science3
Milestones 2
Complete ENC2135 ( ≥ C minus )
Complete 1st GE Mathematics course ( ≥ C minus )
Term 3 hrs
GE Core Natural Science with Lab 4
GE Humanities/Cultural Practice3
GE Social Science 3
Foreign Language course I4
Milestones 3
Complete 2nd GE Mathematics or Statistics Course ( ≥ C minus )
Begin Foreign Language course
Term 4 hrs
GE Ethics 3
GE Natural Science 3
Oral Communication Competency3
Foreign Language course II4
Asian Studies Area-Specific course3
Milestones 4
Complete General Education requirements
Complete 3 hours of Asian Studies Area-Specific courses
Term 5 hrs
Foreign Language course III4
Asian Studies Area-Specific course3
Asian Studies Area-Specific course3
Asian Studies Concepts & Theory course3
Elective 3
Milestones 5
Complete 9 hours of Asian Studies Area-Specific courses
Complete one Concepts & Theory course
Civic Literacy requirement
Term 6 hrs
Asian Studies Area-Specific course 3
Asian Studies Area-Specific course3
Asian Studies Concepts & Theory 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
Milestones 6
Complete 15 hours of Asian Studies Area-Specific courses
Complete two Concepts & Theory courses
Complete Foreign language
Term 7 hrs
Asian Studies Area-Specific course3
Asian Studies Area-Specific course3
Milestones 7
Complete 21 hours of Asian Studies Area-Specific courses
Complete 30 hours of 3000/4000-level credit
Term 8 hrs
Asian Studies Area-Specific course3
Asian Studies course 3
Asian Studies course 3
Milestones 8
Complete 24 hours of Asian Studies Area-Specific courses
Complete 6 hours of Asian Studies courses
Complete Diversity/Multicultural requirements
Complete Oral Communication (speech) requirement
Apply for graduation in 1st two weeks

Employment Information
Representative Job Titles Related to this Major: Sinologist, Foreign Service Officer, Teacher

Representative Employers: U.S. Government (including the State Department, Defense Department), Defense Intelligence Agency, Central Intelligence Agency, National Security Agency, International Communications Agency), State Government, Multinational Corporations, Educational Institutions, Non-profit Organizations.

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:

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.

View Asian Studies Program Guide