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Academic Program Guide

Chinese and Japanese

ACADEMIC MAP (Effective Summer 2024 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.

A co-major in Chinese and Japanese consists of 42 total semester hours, including fifteen semester hours of each language numbered above 2200, plus twelve semester hours of 3000-level coursework in Chinese or Japanese culture and literature (CHT and/or JPT prefixes). Of the combined thirty hours of Chinese/Japanese coursework, at least six semester hours must be taken from two 4000-level courses in one language and three semester hours from a 4000-level course in the other language. Students should consult with the Chinese and Japanese advisors to select appropriate courses. All courses taken to fulfill the 42 hours of major coursework must be taken for a letter grade. A grade of C minus or better must be earned in each course applied toward any major or minor degree earned in the department.

Placement tests are available through the FSU Assessment & Testing Facility for French, German and Spanish. Students with prior proficiency in languages other than French, German, and Spanish must consult an advisor in the Department of Modern Languages for proper course placement. If you are placed above a milestone, it is important that you continue with the next milestone in its place. Total hours above 120 vary based on language proficiency level of student.

Mapping Coordinator: Shellie Camp

Sample Schedule and Required Milestones by Term

Sample Schedule: Term 1 hrs
ENC1101 Freshman Composition3
1st GE Core Mathematics3
GE Core Social Science3
GE Core Humanities/Cultural Practice3
Language A 11204
Required Milestones: Term 1
Complete ENC1101 ( ≥ C minus )
Complete CHI or JPN 1120 (if needed)
Sample Schedule: Term 2 hrs
ENC2135 Research, Genre, and Context 3
2nd GE Mathematics or Statistics3
GE Natural Science3
GE History3
Language A 11214
Required Milestones: Term 2
Complete ENC2135 ( ≥ C minus )
Complete 1st GE Mathematics course ( ≥ C minus )
Complete CHI or JPN 1121 (if needed)
Sample Schedule: Term 3 hrs
GE Ethics3
GE Natural Science w/Lab4
Language A 22204
Language B 11204
Required Milestones: Term 3
Complete 2nd GE Mathematics or Statistics course ( ≥ C minus )
Complete CHI or JPN 2220 (if needed)
Sample Schedule: Term 4 hrs
GE Social Science3
GE Humanities/Cultural Practice3
Oral Communication Competency3
Language B 11214
Language A 2XXX or 3XXX3
Required Milestones: Term 4
No Milestones
Sample Schedule: Term 5 hrs
CGS 2060, CGS 2100, or other University-approved Digital Literacy course3
Language B 22204
Language A 3XXX3
Required Milestones: Term 5
Complete 3 hours of 3000-level Chinese or Japanese language coursework (CHI/JPN)
Civic Literacy requirement
Sample Schedule: Term 6 hrs
Language B 2XXX or 3XXX3
Language B 3XXX3
Language A 3XXX3
Required Milestones: Term 6
Complete Scholarship in Practice Course
Sample Schedule: Term 7 hrs
Language A 4XXX3
Language B 3XXX3
Language B 3XXX3
Required Milestones: Term 7
Complete a Pre-Graduation Check
Complete 6 total hours of Chinese or Japanese language coursework (CHI/JPN)
Sample Schedule: Term 8 hrs
Language A 4XXX3
Language B 4XXX3
Required Milestones: Term 8
Apply for Graduation 1st two weeks

Employment Information
Representative Job Titles Related to this Major: Teacher in high school or junior college, College Professor, translator, Intelligence Specialist, Diplomat, Travel Agent, Interpreter, International Flight Attendance, Foreign Travel Escort Officer, International Relational Specialist, Customs Official, Business Representative.

Representative Employers: School Boards, Travel Agencies, Airlines, Libraries, Museums. College or Universities, Departments of Justice, State or Defense, United Nations, Publishers, ACTION, Peace Corps, International Business, CIA, FBI, USIA, AID, Social Service Agencies, State Governments.

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.

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