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Academic Program Guide


Japanese


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.

The major in Japanese Language and Culture requires thirty (30) semester hours numbered above JPN2220, including a minimum of six (6) semester hours at the 4000-level. A maximum of nine (9) semester hours in Japanese culture and literature can count toward the thirty semester hour requirement. Majors must complete 12-18 hours for a minor. Students should consult with a Japanese advisor regarding major course requirements. All courses taken to fulfill the 30 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 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 any language proficiency must consult an advisor in the Department of Modern Languages for proper course placement. Total hours above 120 vary based on language proficiency level of student.

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

Sample Schedule

Term 1 hrs
ENC1101 Freshman Composition3
1st GE Core Mathematics3
GE Core Social Science3
GE Core Humanities/Cultural Practice3
JPN 1120 Elementary Japanese I4
Milestones 1
Complete ENC1101 ( ≥ C minus )
Complete JPN 1120 (If needed*)
Term 2 hrs
ENC2135 Research, Genre, and Context 3
2nd GE Mathematics or Statistics3
GE Natural Science3
GE History3
JPN 1121 Elementary Japanese II4
Milestones 2
Complete ENC2135 ( ≥ C minus )
Complete 1st GE Mathematics ( ≥ C minus )
Complete JPN 1121 (If needed*)
Term 3 hrs
GE Ethics3
GE Natural Science w/Lab4
CGS2060 Computer Fluency or accepted alternative3
JPN 2220 Intermediate Reading and Conversation 4
Milestones 3
Complete JPN 2220 (If needed*)
Complete 2nd GE Mathematics or Statistics course ( ≥ C minus )
Term 4 hrs
GE Social Science3
GE Humanities/Cultural Practice3
JPN 2300 Review Grammar and Syntax 3
Minor3
Elective3
Milestones 4
Complete E-Series Writing Course
Term 5 hrs
JPN 3202 Review Grammar and Syntax 3
JPN or JPT 3XXX3
Minor3
Minor3
Elective3
Milestones 5
Complete JPN 2300
Term 6 hrs
JPN 3XXX3
JPN 3XXX3
JPN or JPT 3XXX3
Minor3
Elective 3
Milestones 6
Complete Scholarship in Practice Course
Term 7 hrs
JPN 3250 Practical Skills in Japanese Communication (Oral Communication Competency)3
JPN 4XXX3
Minor3
Elective3
Elective3
Milestones 7
Complete a Pre-Graduation Check
Complete 3 hours of 4000-level Japanese language coursework (JPN)
Term 8 hrs
JPN 4XXX3
JPN or JPT 3XXX3
Elective3
Elective3
Elective3
Milestones 8
Apply for Graduation in 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, 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: 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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