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Academic Program Guide


Russian and East European 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 Russian Studies major requires 36 hours beyond General Education requirements. 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
CGS2060 Computer Literacy3
Elective3
Milestones 1
Complete ENC1101 ( ≥ C minus )
Term 2 hrs
ENC2135 Research, Genre, and Context 3
2nd GE Mathematics or Statistics3
GE Core Social Science3
GE Core Humanities/Cultural Practice3
Elective3
Milestones 2
Complete ENC2135 ( ≥ C minus )
Complete 1st GE Mathematics course ( ≥ C minus ) *see advisor*
Term 3 hrs
GE Core Natural Science w/ Lab4
Foreign Language4
GE Social Science3
GE Humanities/Cultural Practice3
Milestones 3
Complete 2nd GE Mathematics or Statistics course ( ≥ C minus )
Oral Communication Competency strongly recommended (SPC1017, SPC2608)
Term 4 hrs
Russian/East Europe area specific course
GE Ethics
GE Natural Science
Foreign Language
Oral Communication Competency
Milestones 4
Start Foreign Language course (reccomended)
Complete one major Area-Specific course
Complete General Education requirements
Term 5 hrs
Foreign Language course4
Russian/East Europe area specific course3
Russian/East Europe Concept & Theory course3
Elective3
Elective 3
Milestones 5
Continue Foreign Language requirements
Complete two Area-Specific courses
Complete one Concept & Theory course
Begin 3000/4000-level courses
Term 6 hrs
Russian/East Europe area specific course3
Russian/East Europe area specific course3
Russian/East Europe Concept & Theory course3
Elective 3
Milestones 6
Complete four Major Area-Specific courses
Complete Foreign Language requirement
Request Registrar graduation check
Request Social Sciences graduation check
Term 7 hrs
Russian/East Europe area specific course3
Russian/East Europe area specific course3
Russian/East Europe area specific course3
Elective3
Elective 3
Milestones 7
Complete seven Major Area-Specific courses
Complete two Concept & Theory courses
Complete 30 hrs 3000/4000-level credit
Complete one additional Major course
Term 8 hrs
Russian/East Europe area specific course3
Russian/East Europe area specific course3
Russian/East Europe area specific course3
Elective3
Elective 3
Milestones 8
Complete eight Major Area-Specific courses
Complete two additional Major courses
Complete Diversity/Multicultural requirement
Complete Oral Communication/Speech
Complete Writing requirement
Apply for graduation in 1st three weeks of semester
Overall GPA 2.00 or higher

Employment Information
Representative Job Titles Related to this Major: Foreign Service Specialist, Intelligence Specialist, Teacher, Journalist, Import/Export Trade Specialist. Graduates of the Russian and East European Studies program are prepared for work similar to those in the broad field of International Affairs, but obviously in a specialized area. Government, Teaching, and Business are the primary employers.

Representative Employers: U.S. Government (including the State Department, Defense Department, Defense Intelligence Agency, Central Intelligence Agency, National Security Agency, International Communications Agency). Multinational Corporations, Educational Institutions, Nonprofit 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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