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Academic Program Guide


Latin American and Caribbean Studies


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 Latin American and Caribbean Studies major consists of 36 hours beyond Liberal Studies. In addition, a foreign Language up to the intermediate level is required.

Mapping Coordinator: Lisha Stafford
Email: LStafford@fsu.edu

Sample Schedule

Term 1 hrs
ENC1101 Freshman Composition3
1st GE Core Mathematics3
GE History3
Elective3
CGS2060 Computer Fluency 3
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
Elective3
Milestones 2
Complete ENC2135 ( ≥ C minus )
Complete 1st GE Mathematics course ( ≥ C minus )
Term 3 hrs
GE Core Natural Science with Lab4
GE Social Science3
GE Humanities/Cultural Practice3
Foreign Language4
Milestones 3
Complete 2nd GE Mathematics or Statistics course ( ≥ C minus )
Term 4 hrs
GE Ethics3
GE Natural Science3
Oral Communication Competency Course3
Foreign Language4
LAC Area-Specific Course3
Milestones 4
Start Foreign Language Course (recommended)
Complete one LAC studies Area-Specific Course
Complete General Education Requirements
Term 5 hrs
Foreign Language Course4
LAC Studies Area-Specific Course3
LAC Studies Concepts & Theory Course3
Elective3
Elective3
Milestones 5
Continue Foreign Language Requirement
Complete two LAC Studies Area-Specific Courses
Complete one Concept & Theory Course
Term 6 hrs
LAC Studies Area-Specific course 3
LAC Studies Area-Specific course 3
LAC Studies Area-Specific course 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
Milestones 6
Complete five LAC Studies Area-Specific courses
Complete two Concepts & Theory courses
Complete Foreign Language requirement
Request graduation check from Registrar
Complete Social Sciences graduation check
Term 7 hrs
LAC Studies Area-Specific course 3
LAC Studies Area-Specific course 3
LAC Studies Concepts & Theory course 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
Milestones 7
Complete seven LAC Studies Area-Specific courses
Complete 30 hrs. of 3000/4000-level credit
Term 8 hrs
LAC Studies Area-Specific course 3
Elective3
Elective3
Elective 3
Elective 3
Milestones 8
Complete eight LAC Studies Area-Specific courses
Complete two LAC Studies courses
Complete Oral Communication Competency requirement
Complete Diversity & Multicultural requirement
Apply for graduation at Registrar in first 3 weeks of semester
Overall GPA 2.00 or higher

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: 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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