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Academic Program Guide


English (Literature)


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 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 student may major in English with a concentration in Literature, Creative Writing, English Studies, or Editing, Writing & Media. A further option is an English major with emphasis in Business, a curriculum that combines broad training in liberal arts with specialized training in business for those who seek a business career. Only 12 hours of 2000-level courses count toward a major in English. Students planning the English-Business option should take micro- and macro-economics as part of their Social Science area.

This MAP is not intended to substitute for guidance from a departmental advisor.

Mapping Coordinator: Shellie Camp
Email: scamp@fsu.edu

Sample Schedule

Term 1 hrs
ENC1101 Freshman Composition3
1st GE Core Mathematics3
GE Core Social Science3
Computer Literacy3
GE Core Humanities/Cultural Practice3
Milestones 1
Complete ENC1101 ( ≥ C minus )
Term 2 hrs
ENC2135 Research, Genre, and Context 3
2nd GE Mathematics or Statistics 3
GE Social Science3
GE Natural Science3
GE History3
Milestones 2
Complete ENC2135 ( ≥ C minus )
Complete 1st GE Mathematics course ( ≥ C minus )
Term 3 hrs
GE Humanities/Cultural Practice3
GE Core Natural Science with Lab4
Foreign Language4
Elective3
Milestones 3
Complete 2nd GE Mathematics or Statistics course ( ≥ C minus )
Term 4 hrs
GE Ethics3
ENG3014 Critical Issues in Literary Studies3
Oral Communication Competency3
Foreign Language3
Elective 4
Milestones 4
(no milestones)
Term 5 hrs
3000/4000 Literature3
3000/4000 Pre-1800 British Literature3
Minor Course3
Foreign Language4
Elective 3
Milestones 5
Complete 6 hours of any English courses numbered 2000 level and above
Complete 1st level of Foreign Language or show CLEP/Placement scores
Term 6 hrs
3000/4000 American Literature3
3000/4000 Pre-1660 British Literature3
Minor Course3
English Elective3
Elective (non-business) 3
Milestones 6
Complete ENG3014 ( ≥ C minus )
Complete 2nd level of Foreign Language or show CLEP/Placement scores
Term 7 hrs
4000 Level Post-1800 British Literature3
ENG 4934 Senior Seminar 3
Minor Course3
Minor Course3
English Elective3
Milestones 7
Apply for a Pre-graduation Check
Complete 3 hours of British Literature 3/4000 level
Term 8 hrs
4000 Level English Elective3
English Elective/ENG 4905/ENC 49423
Elective or Minor3
Elective or Minor3
Elective or Minor3
Milestones 8
Apply for Graduation in 1st two weeks
Complete ENG 4934 or Honors equivalent ( ≥ C minus )

Employment Information
Representative Job Titles Related to this Major: Writer, Press Relations, Teacher, Critic, Personnel Officer, Archivist, Lawyer, Editor/Editorial Assistant, Researcher, Investigator, Administrative Officer, Reporter, Technical Writer, Management Trainee, Public Relations Specialist, Speech Writer, Legislative Assistant, Trainee, Information Specialist

Representative Employers: Local School Boards; Universities, Colleges, Junior Colleges; Businesses; Publishers of Magazines, Newspapers, Books. An English major can qualify for a variety of positions in Education, State and Federal Government, and private industry and business. English majors are attractive to employers because of their classroom training in analysis, research, and interpretation, and because they are expected to be able to communicate effectively on paper or in public

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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