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Academic Program Guide


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.

The German major requires thirty (30) semester hours numbered above 2999, including GER 3400 and GER 3500. For students entering the major from GER 2220, GER 3400 is required to fulfill the composition component; students who enter with advanced proficiency take GER 4420. Students should consult with an advisor to ensure proper placement. Students should have a minimum of six semester hours of skills courses (e.g., GER 3310, GER 3400) and six semester hours of literature, film, and culture classes (e.g., GER 3500, GER 3930). A minimum of nine semester hours must be taken at the 4000 level. A maximum of nine semester hours from among the following coursework may count toward the thirty semester hour requirement: GET 3130, GET 3524, IDS 2467, IDS 3188 and/or IDS 3312. Majors must complete 12-15 hours for a minor (more if required by minor department). All courses taken to fulfill the 30 hours of major course work 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 only for French, German and Spanish. If you are placed above a milestone, it is important that you continue with the next milestone in its place. Students with prior proficiency in any language proficiency 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
GER 1120 Elementary German I4
Required Milestones: Term 1
Complete ENC1101 ( ≥ C minus )
Complete GER1120 (if needed*)
Sample Schedule: Term 2 hrs
ENC2135 Research, Genre, and Context 3
2nd GE Mathematics or Statistics3
GE Natural Science3
GE History3
GER 1121 Elementary German II4
Required Milestones: Term 2
Complete ENC2135 ( ≥ C minus )
Complete 1st GE Mathematics ( ≥ C minus )
Complete GER1121 (if needed*)
Sample Schedule: Term 3 hrs
GE Ethics3
GE Natural Science w/Lab4
CGS 2060, CGS 2100, or other University-approved Digital Literacy course3
GER 2220 Intermediate German 4
Required Milestones: Term 3
Complete GER2220 (if needed*)
Complete 2nd GE Mathematics or Statistics course ( ≥ C minus )
Sample Schedule: Term 4 hrs
GE Social Science3
GE Humanities/Cultural Practice3
GER 3310 German Grammar 3
Required Milestones: Term 4
No Milestones
Sample Schedule: Term 5 hrs
GER 3400 Composition and Conversation (Oral Communication Competency)3
Required Milestones: Term 5
Civic Literacy requirement
Sample Schedule: Term 6 hrs
GER 3500 German Studies 3
Elective 3
Required Milestones: Term 6
Complete Scholarship in Practice Course
Complete GER3400 or GER4420
Sample Schedule: Term 7 hrs
Required Milestones: Term 7
Complete a Pre-Graduation Check
Complete GER3500
Sample Schedule: Term 8 hrs
Required Milestones: Term 8
Apply for Graduation in 1st two weeks

Employment Information
Representative Job Titles Related to this Major: Political lobbyist, manager/production assistant in business and the arts, administrative assistant, publishing industry, military creative writer, travel industry, tour guides, banking, media and journalism, correspondent, environmental positions. (Master's Level or additional training): Professor, scientist, lawyer, marketing professional, foreign language and English teacher, translator/interpreter.

Representative Employers: School Boards, Travel Agencies, Airlines, Libraries, Museums, Colleges 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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