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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 Spanish major requires thirty semester hours, distributed in the following manner: fifteen semester hours of 3000-level courses including SPN 3300, SPN 3400; SPT 3503; one SPW 3000-level literature course; a departmental linguistics course (usually LIN 3041). Required at the 4000 level are fifteen semester hours in SPN or SPW courses, including at least one senior seminar (SPN 4540, SPN 4930, SPW 4930, SPN 4700, SPN 4701, SPN 4780, SPN 4810, or SPN 4840). Heritage speakers must take SPN 3350 plus one additional 3000- or 4000-level SPN, SPW or SPT course (excluding SPN 3400) instead of the required SPN 3300 and SPN 3400. Majors must complete 12-18 hours for a minor. All courses taken to fulfill the 30 hours of major course work 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
SPN 1120 Elementary Spanish I4
Required Milestones: Term 1
Complete ENC1101 ( ≥ C minus )
Complete SPN 1120 (if needed*)
Sample Schedule: Term 2 hrs
ENC2135 Research, Genre, and Context 3
2nd GE Mathematics or Statistics3
GE Natural Science3
GE History3
SPN 1121 Elementary Spanish II4
Required Milestones: Term 2
Complete ENC2135 ( ≥ C minus )
Complete 1st GE Mathematics ( ≥ C minus )
Complete SPN 1121 (if needed*)
Sample Schedule: Term 3 hrs
GE Ethics3
GE Natural Science w/Lab4
CGS2060 Computer Fluency or other University-approved Digital Literacy course3
SPN 2220 Intermediate Spanish I4
Required Milestones: Term 3
Complete SPN 2220 (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
SPN 2240 Intermediate Spanish II 3
Minor Course3
Required Milestones: Term 4
No Milestones
Sample Schedule: Term 5 hrs
SPN 3300 Spanish Grammar and Composition 3
SPN 3400 Spanish Reading and Conversation 3
Minor Course3
Minor Course3
Required Milestones: Term 5
Complete SPN 2240 (if needed*)
Civic Literacy requirement
Sample Schedule: Term 6 hrs
LIN 3041 Introductory Linguistics for Foreign Language Majors3
SPT3503 Introduction to Hispanic Cultural Analysis 3
Minor Course3
Elective (Outside) (Must be 3000/4000-Level)3
Required Milestones: Term 6
Complete SPN 3300 or SPN 3400
Complete Scholarship in Practice Course
Sample Schedule: Term 7 hrs
4000-level Senior Seminar (SPN4540, SPN4930, SPW4930 or SPN4700)3
Minor Course3
Required Milestones: Term 7
Complete Pre-Graduation Check
Complete 3 hours of Spanish 3000/4000-level coursework (SPN, SPW)
Sample Schedule: Term 8 hrs
Elective 3
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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