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RELIGION ACADEMIC MAP (Effective Summer "C" 2014 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 Liberal Studies and Elective courses must be selected to satisfy all area, literature, lab, 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 Offtrack) 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.

To complete a major in Religion, a student will need 30 hours of coursework with grades of C- or better. Religion courses are divided into the following three distribution areas: Western, Asian or African, and Issues & Approaches. Majors must complete one course from each area. In addition, at least six courses must be at the 3/4000 level. Finally, majors must take REL4044 (Majors Colloquium: "What is Religion?"), as well as one course with seminar-style format.

Mapping Coordinator: Shellie Camp   Email: scamp@fsu.edu

Sample Schedule
Milestones
Term 1 Hrs.
ENC1101 or higher English 3
LS Mathematics 3
LS History 3
LS Natural Science 3
CGS2060 or 2100 3
Total hours 15
TERM 1
Complete ENC1101
TERM 2 Hrs.
ENC1102 or other second English 3
LS Mathematics 3
LS Hist/Social Science 3
LS Natural Science w/lab 4
Elective 3
Total hours 16
TERM 2
Complete ENC1102 or other second English
Complete LS Mathematics course
TERM 3 Hrs.
Foreign Language 4
LS Humanities Literature 3
LS Elective 3
LS Elective 3
Elective 3
Total hours 16
TERM 3
Complete LS Math or Statistics course
TERM 4 Hrs.
Foreign Language 4
Religion/LS Humanities 3
LS Elective 3
Oral Communication Competency 3
Elective 3
Total hours 16
TERM 4
(no milestones)
TERM 5 Hrs.
Foreign Language 4
Major course at 3000 level 3
Major course in a second distribution area 3
Minor 3
Elective 3
Total hours 16
TERM 5
Complete one REL course at 3000 or higher
TERM 6 Hrs.
Major course 3
Major course 3
Major course 3
Minor 3
Elective 3
Total hours 15
TERM 6
Complete REL distribution requirement
TERM 7 Hrs.
REL4044 3
Major course 3
Minor/Elective 3
Minor 3
Elective 3
Total hours 15
TERM 7
Complete REL4044
TERM 8 Hrs.
Religion seminar 3
Major course 3
Minor 3
Elective 3
Total hours 12
TERM 8
Apply for Graduation in 1st two weeks


Employment Information
The religion major trains students in critical thinking and effective communication and gives students knowledge of diverse cultural traditions. Recent graduates have successfully used these skills to pursue a variety of careers: higher education, secondary education, law, business, ministry, medicine, social work, and the military.

International Opportunities
International study is available for all students and may include opportunities for internships or taking course work towards various minors. International study may have an impact on the MAP; therefore, it is important to consult with the academic advisor for this major before participating in an International Programs opportunity. Interested students should also contact the Office of International Programs.

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.