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Academic Program Guide


ACADEMIC MAP (Effective Summer 2023 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 Russian major requires thirty semester hours numbered above 2220, including RUS 2330, RUS 3400, RUS 3420 and at least twelve (12) semester hours of Russian and Slavic coursework at the 4000-level or above. 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 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 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 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
RUS 1120 Elementary Russian I 4
Required Milestones: Term 1
Complete ENC1101 ( ≥ C minus )
Complete RUS1120 (if needed)
Sample Schedule: Term 2 hrs
ENC2135 Research, Genre, and Context 3
2nd GE Mathematics or Statistics3
GE Natural Science3
GE History3
RUS 1121 Elementary Russian I I4
Required Milestones: Term 2
Complete ENC2135 ( ≥ C minus )
Complete 1st GE Mathematics ( ≥ C minus )
Complete RUS1121 (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
RUS 2220 Intermediate Russian 4
Required Milestones: Term 3
Complete RUS2220 (if needed*)
Complete 2nd GE Mathematics or Statistics course ( ≥ C minus )
Sample Schedule: Term 4 hrs
GE Social Science3
GE Humanities/Cultural Practice3
Oral Communication Competency3
RUS 2330 Russian Grammar and Popular Culture (May be taken concurrently with RUS2220 or RUS3400)3
Required Milestones: Term 4
No Milestones
Sample Schedule: Term 5 hrs
RUS 3400 Conversation and Composition 3
Required Milestones: Term 5
Complete 3 hours of Russian 3000 or 4000-level coursework (RUS, RUW)
Civic Literacy requirement
Sample Schedule: Term 6 hrs
RUS 3420 Russian Grammar and Composition 3
Elective 3
Required Milestones: Term 6
Complete Scholarship in Practice Course
Sample Schedule: Term 7 hrs
Required Milestones: Term 7
Complete Pre-Graduation Check
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(Bachelor's Level): Banking(finance), Administration/Office Management, Marketing, Logistics, Negotiations, Civil Service/Government(embassy and consulate), Dentistry, Education, High-tech, Immigration Services, Law and Contracts, Law Enforcement, Manufacturing, Media and Telecommunications, Medicine, Military, NGO Work and Advocacy, Nursing, Real Estate, Sales, Social Work, Tourism, Translation and Interpretation. (Master's level): Careers in CIA, FBI, NSA.

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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