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Academic Program Guide

Linguistics (General Linguistics, Linguistics & Languages)

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.

After taking two mandatory introductory courses in the field of linguistics (6 credits), students will take one course in each of the following four core areas of linguistics (12 credits): Phonetics/phonology, syntax, psycholinguistics of bilingualism and sociolinguists. The remaining 12 credits will come from elective courses in formal and/or applied linguistics, taught in English, or in another language (Arabic, Chinese, German, Italian, Japanese, Russian, or Spanish), with a few electives in other departments. The specific set of elective courses taken will allow the students to choose between two different majors in linguistics: General Linguistics, which consists of regular courses in linguistics; and Linguistics and Languages, which combines linguistics courses with additional language courses.

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 and Linguistics 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
ENC 1101 Freshman Composition3
1st GE Core Mathematics3
GE Core Social Science3
GE Core Humanities/Cultural Practice3
Language (Level I)4
Required Milestones: Term 1
Complete ENC 1101 ( ≥ C minus )
Begin Language requirement (if not at intermediate level of proficiency)
Sample Schedule: Term 2 hrs
ENC 2135 Research, Genre and Context3
2nd GE Mathematics or Statistics3
GE Natural Science3
GE History/Civic Literacy3
Language (Level II)4
Required Milestones: Term 2
Complete ENC 2135 ( ≥ C minus )
Complete 1st GE Mathematics course ( ≥ C minus )
Sample Schedule: Term 3 hrs
GE Core Ethics3
GE Natural Science w/Lab4
Oral Communication Competency3
Language (Intermediate level)4
Required Milestones: Term 3
Complete 2nd GE Mathematics or Statistics ( ≥ C minus )
Complete second level of Language requirement (if not at intermediate level of proficiency)
Sample Schedule: Term 4 hrs
GE Elective3
GE Elective3
Digital Literacy3
Scholarship in Practice3
Required Milestones: Term 4
Complete Foreign Language proficiency requirement through intermediate level.
Sample Schedule: Term 5 hrs
LIN 3041 Introduction to Linguistics I3
LIN 4623 Psycholinguistics of Bilingualism3
Linguistic/Language elective (1 of 4)3
Minor course3
Required Milestones: Term 5
Complete LIN 3041 ( ≥ C minus )
Complete additional core course, or Linguistic/Language elective, ( ≥ C minus )
Civic Literacy requirement
Sample Schedule: Term 6 hrs
LIN 3042 Introduction to Linguistics II3
LIN 4600 Sociolinguistics3
Linguistic /Language elective (2 of 4)3
Minor course3
Required Milestones: Term 6
Complete LIN 3042 ( ≥ C minus )
Complete two additional core courses, or Linguistic/Language electives, ( ≥ C minus ) in each
Request academic progress check from advisor
Sample Schedule: Term 7 hrs
LIN 4201 Sounds of the World’s Languages3
Linguistic/Language elective (3 of 4)3
Upper Division Writing course3
Minor course3
Required Milestones: Term 7
Complete five core courses, ( ≥ C minus ) in each
Complete three Linguistic/Language electives, ( ≥ C minus ) in each
Sample Schedule: Term 8 hrs
LIN 4512 Introduction to Syntax3
Linguistic/Language elective (4 of 4)3
Minor course3
Required Milestones: Term 8
Complete six core courses, ( ≥ C minus ) in each
Complete four Linguistic/Language electives, ( ≥ C minus ) in each
Apply for graduation in 1st two weeks

Employment Information
Representative Job Titles Related to this Major: Elementary and middle school teacher, Postsecondary teacher (colleges, universities, professional schools), Interpreter, Translator, Intelligence Specialist, Diplomat, Travel Agent, International Flight Attendant, Foreign Travel Escort Officer, International Relations Specialist, Linguist in tech companies such as Google, Amazon and Duolingo, some companies in the service industry, and media and communication studies, 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, Tech companies such as Google, Amazon and Duolingo, some companies in the service industry, and media and communication studies.

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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