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The First Semester Abroad (FSA) program offers students the unique opportunity to spend their first semester of college abroad! Students on the FSA program spend the fall semester exploring new customs, cultures, and cuisines before returning to FSU main campus in the spring with new-found friends and great memories. This program is a great option for students offered Seminole Pathways or summer admission to FSU who are eager for a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Getting Started

  • Step 1: Read the FAQs at the bottom of the First Year/First Semester Home Page. Those admitted to FSU for the summer term or as part of the Seminole Pathways program are required to take an online course over the summer in lieu of main campus courses. See the Seminole Pathways FAQ for details.

  • Step 2: Choose your Study Center. Use the garnet tabs below to explore each location, its course offerings, program fee & financial aid details, visa information, and program dates & important documents. Also, check out “Which Study Center is right for me?"

  • Step 3: Apply to your chosen study center location using the garnet pencil under the Description tab! If the application link is not available, check the garnet Dates & Docs tab below to find out when applications will open.

Contact our dedicated Freshmen Programs Team via email (IP-Freshmen@fsu.edu) or phone (850) 644-3272, with any questions or for assistance choosing a location.

Program Description

Florence, Italy

CodeTermStart DateEnd DateFeeApply
FS04Fall FSA 202109/02/2112/16/21$14,695.00 Applications open .

Study Center

Founded in 1966, FSU Florence is one of the oldest U.S. study abroad programs in Italy and one of the few located in the historic, medieval heart of this remarkable city. The study center is located in the 16th century Bagnesi Palace on Via de Neri, one of the city’s most famous streets and a paradise for foodies. FSU Florence is only two blocks away from the Ponte Vecchio, the Uffizi Gallery, the Galileo Museum, and one of Europe’s most renowned outdoor spaces, the Piazza della Signoria. The study center features an atrium with coffee bar, glass-ceiling library & courtyard, interior & exterior student lounges, nine classrooms, two computer labs, state-of-the-art textiles and media labs, as well as a Tuscan-style tasting & learning kitchen. On-site security means students, staff, and faculty alike can use the study center as a safe and secure gathering spot for both academic and social activities.

Click here to read more about FSU’s new Florence Study Center and see renderings of the Bagnesi Palace.

Housing

Students studying at FSU Florence are housed in shared Florentine-style apartments within a 20-minute walk of the study center along beautiful cobblestone streets. Each residence includes security, furnished living spaces, a kitchenette and shared kitchen space, washing machines, Wi-Fi, air conditioning, safes, and a weekly cleaning service with a change of bed linens and towels. Students receive meal vouchers that can be redeemed at dozens of local cafes and restaurants throughout Florence. Overnight guests are not allowed in program housing. Please click here for a listing of recommended hotels in Florence.

Excursions & Group Activities

Cultural immersion and social events planned for this program may include the following. Group activities and excursions vary per session and may change due to unexpected events and/or new opportunities.

  • Overnight Excursions

    Rome: Colosseum, Pantheon, Forum, St. Peter’s, Sistine Chapel, Vatican Museum
    Venice: Burano, Torcello, St. Mark’s Basilica, Gallerie dell’Accademia, and Peggy Guggenheim
    Naples & Amalfi Coast: Mt. Vesuvius, Pompeii, Herculaneum, Greek temples of Paestum
    Verona & Lake Garda: Romeo and Juliet’s house, ancient Roman amphitheater

  • Day Excursions

    Pisa, San Gimignano, Siena, San Galgano, organic vineyard, Castellina in Chianti

  • Class Excursions

    Ferragamo Museum, Galileo Museum, Gucci Museum, Uffizi Gallery, Accademia Gallery, Machiavelli’s house, Dante’s house, archaeological sites, churches, artisan workshops

  • Other Activities

    • Sunset Arno River Boat tour
    • Leather tour
    • Gelato tour
    • Ceramic-making
    • Fiorentina Series A Soccer Game
    • Volunteer opportunities at the women’s shelter, Advancing Women Artists Foundation, and Senior Culture Center

Program Fees

Include:

  • All registration fees
  • Instructional costs for up to 17 credit hours (fall); instructional costs for the Global Foundations course offered the summer semester prior to studying abroad
  • Welcome orientation
  • Housing
  • 10 meal vouchers per week while school is in session (each worth approximately 5 euros)
  • Group meals including welcome dinner, dinner on group trips, Carnival dinner, Thanksgiving dinner (Fall), “Last Supper”
  • Program-planned excursions/group activities
  • AC Fiorentina Soccer game (Fall & Spring)
  • Full-time academic support
  • Health insurance
  • 24/7 student support
  • IP t-shirt
  • Universal travel adapter
  • Luggage tag

Do Not Include:

  • Round-trip international airfare
  • Passport
  • Food (except as noted)
  • Books and supplies
  • Personal travel/activity money
  • Personal spending money
  • University-assessed fees (e.g., technology fee)

London, England

CodeTermStart DateEnd DateFeeApply
LS04Fall FSA 202109/01/2112/16/21$15,145.00 Applications open .

Study Center

The FSU London Study Centre is housed in a series of historic 16th century rowhouses located in the heart of the historic Bloomsbury district – just a block away from the British Museum! Students can visit a variety of historic and cultural sites within walking distance, such as Covent Garden, Trafalgar Square, Piccadilly Circus, and countless other landmarks & events in this capital city. The study center features a library, computer lab, conservatory & student lounge, theatre lab, classrooms, and administrative offices. Security is our top priority with swipe card access, 24/7 reception, and on-site Program Assistants available to assist students at any time.

Housing

Students studying at FSU London live in shared flats in the center of London. Short walks and easy access to city buses and the London Underground allow students to safely explore this fascinating city. All flats are located either above the study center or in nearby buildings. Amenities include fully equipped kitchens, furnished living areas, Wi-Fi, cable TV, and a weekly cleaning service with a change of bed linens and towels. Students have 24-hour secure access to FSU London’s library, computer labs, laundry facilities, conservatory & student lounge, classrooms, and administrative offices. Overnight guests are not allowed in program housing. For a list of hotels near the campus, please click here.

Excursions & Group Activities

Cultural immersion and social events planned for this program may include the following. Group activities and excursions vary per session and may change due to unexpected events and/or new opportunities.

  • London Excursions

    Tower of London, Westminster Abbey, Kew Palace and Gardens, St. Paul’s Cathedral, Greenwich, Kensington Palace and street markets

  • Overnight Excursions

    St. Andrews, Bruges and Ypres, Bath and Stonehenge, Liverpool and North Wales, Chester & the Lake District, Yorkshire, Cornwall and Edinburgh

  • Day Excursions

    Harry Potter Studios, Hampton Court Palace, Windsor Castle, Cambridge, Oxford, Brighton, Bristol, Stratford-upon-Avon, Dover Castle, Canterbury, Hatfield House

  • Class Excursions

    British Museum, National Portrait Gallery, Tate Modern, Churchill War Rooms, Victoria & Albert Museum, Natural History Museum, Charles Dickens' House, Hyde Park, Houses of Parliament, Old Bailey, Harrods, Museum of London, Bank of England, Royal Albert Hall, Bletchley Park, Abbey Road, Sherlock Holmes Museum, Wellcome Collection

  • Other Activities

    • Theatre performances in the West End, Shakespeare’s Globe, the Minack in Cornwall, and Stratford
    • Guided coach and walking tours of London
    • Boat trips on the River Thames
    • Afternoon tea at the National Gallery
    • Opportunity to participate in London Scholars’ Program (Spring/Fall)
    • Events for charity, movie nights, and pub quizzes

Program Fees

Include:

  • All registration fees
  • Instructional costs for up to 17 credit hours (fall); instructional costs for the Global Foundations course offered the summer semester prior to studying abroad
  • Welcome orientation
  • Housing
  • Continental breakfast on class days
  • Weekly pizza & salad dinners at the study center
  • Monthly group meals (Spring/Fall)
  • West End & Off West End Theatre performances
  • Program-planned excursions/group activities
  • Full-time academic support
  • 24/7 student support, including staff who live on-site
  • Health insurance
  • Scheduled group airport pick-up
  • London transport pass
  • IP and London Study Centre t-shirts
  • Universal travel adapter
  • Luggage tag

Do Not Include:

  • Round-trip international airfare
  • Passport
  • Food (except as noted)
  • Books and supplies
  • Personal travel/activity money
  • Personal spending money
  • University-assessed fees (e.g., technology fee)

Panama City, Republic of Panama

CodeTermStart DateEnd DateFeeApply
PS04Fall FSA 202108/18/2112/11/21$13,495.00Applications open .

Study Center

Situated within the City of Knowledge across from the Panama Canal, FSU Panama offers the amenities of a full campus. With students studying from all over Latin America and the Caribbean at FSU Panama, there is a unique opportunity to meet FSU students from a variety of diverse backgrounds. The City of Knowledge houses various international, non-profit, and government organizations as well as a food court, swimming pool, basketball court, gym, and other amenities available to students. FSU Panama features classrooms, study spaces, science labs, as well as a library and a bookstore. The student lounge & terrace on the top-floor provides views of the Panama Canal and is the perfect place to spend time with friends. Between classes, students can sit and enjoy views of the rainforest and an empanada from the small café. On-site security provides a safe and secure learning environment for all FSU Panama students.

Housing

Students studying at FSU Panama live in a newly constructed, dormitory-style residence within the City of Knowledge complex. Located just a short walk or shuttle ride away from FSU Panama, each room is equipped with air conditioning, Wi-Fi, TV, mini-fridge, study-space, and balcony. On their floor, students have access to a kitchenette with a microwave, coffee maker, and refrigerator. Fingerprint entry grants students access to a fully equipped kitchen, coin-operated laundry room, vending machines, and student lounge on the main floor. A selection of small restaurants and a nearby convenience store makes it easy for students to purchase household items, grab a bite to eat, or enjoy a leisurely meal with other students and City of Knowledge residents. Overnight guests are not allowed in program housing.

Excursions & Group Activities

Cultural immersion and social events planned for this program may include the following. Group activities and excursions vary per session and may change due to unexpected events and/or new opportunities.

  • Overnight Excursions

    Bocas del Toro, Achiotines tuna fish research laboratory, liquor distillery, turtle hatching expedition, highlands of Panama with visit to coffee plantation/processing plant, San Blas Islands

  • Day Excursions

    Indigenous communities of Embera Indians, countryside excursion, certified agro-touristic farm, Toboga/Contadora Islands, Portobelo/San Lorenzo fortress, Isla Grande, Saboga Island, Viveros Island, Playa Blanca and Pollera Conga festival, Diablos and Congos festival, Jungle safari tour with beach and zoo visit

  • Panama Excursions

    Panama Canal Locks and Visitor Center, exploration of Colonial/Old/Cosmopolitan Panama, Colón Free Zone, Eco-Canal tour

  • Other Activities

    • Welcome dinner
    • Farewell dinner

Program Fees

Include:

  • All registration fees
  • Instructional costs for up to 17 credit hours (fall); instructional costs for the Global Foundations course offered the summer semester prior to studying abroad
  • Welcome orientation
  • Housing
  • Some breakfast items
  • Two pizza nights and two group dinners
  • Program-planned excursions/group activities
  • Full-time academic support
  • 24/7 student support
  • Health insurance
  • Scheduled group airport pick-up
  • IP t-shirt
  • Universal travel adapter
  • Luggage tag

Do Not Include:

  • Round-trip international airfare
  • Passport
  • Food (except as noted)
  • Books and supplies
  • Personal travel/activity money
  • Personal spending money
  • University-assessed fees (e.g., technology fee)

Valencia, Spain

CodeTermStart DateEnd DateFeeApply
VS04Fall FSA 202109/02/2112/16/21$14,695.00Applications open .

Study Center

Positioned behind the iconic Torres de Serranos, FSU Valencia is located in the heart of Valencia’s historic district. The study center brings history to life with exposed 10th century Moorish walls and glass floors that showcase 14th century leather tanning tanks. Modern comforts, including classrooms, a computer lab, study spaces, and administrative offices blend in seamlessly with the historic learning environment. A beautiful river-bed park is just steps away from the study center, and the futuristic City of Arts and Sciences is within walking distance. 24/7 reception and swipe card access provide safety & security for students.

Housing

Students studying at FSU Valencia are housed in shared apartments in the historic district of the city. Apartments are located either above the study center or in nearby buildings. Amenities include fully-equipped kitchens, lounge space, cable TV, laundry facilities, weekly cleaning service with a change of bed linens and towels, and secure access to the study center’s library, computer lab, and study spaces. Students receive meal vouchers that can be redeemed at restaurants across Spain. Overnight guests are not allowed in program housing. Overnight guests are not allowed in program housing. For a list of hotels near the campus, please click here.

Excursions & Group Activities

Cultural immersion and social events planned for this program may include the following. Group activities and excursions vary per session and may change due to unexpected events and/or new opportunities.

  • Overnight Excursions

    Madrid: El Prado Museum, Toledo, Segovia, Salamanca, Alcalá de Hernares
    Barcelona: Dalí Museum and Sagrada Familia
    Andalucia: Granada’s Alhambra, Sevilla, Córdoba, Flamenco activities
    Pyrenees: River water activities, mountain activities, medieval castles, and monasteries

  • Day Excursions/Valencia Excursions

    Roman city of Sagunto, Xátiva Castle, wineries of Requena, mountain walks, historical locations, special interactive museum visits

  • Class Excursions

    Visits and/or tours of theaters, operas, museums, and markets

  • Other Activities

    • Sports events
    • Language exchange conversation meetings
    • Food tastings
    • Group dinners
    • Weekly events with Club de Español

Program Fees

Include:

  • All registration fees
  • Instructional costs for up to 17 credit hours (fall); instructional costs for the for the Global Foundations course offered the summer semester prior to studying abroad
  • Welcome orientation
  • Housing
  • Breakfast on class days (fall/spring)
  • 4 meal vouchers per week while school is in session (each worth approximately 8 euros)
  • Group meals
  • Program-planned excursions/group activities
  • Full-time academic support
  • 24/7 student support, including staff who live on-site
  • Health insurance
  • IP t-shirt
  • Universal travel adapter
  • Luggage tag

Do Not Include:

  • Round-trip international airfare
  • Passport
  • Food (except as noted)
  • Books and supplies
  • Personal travel/activity money
  • Personal spending money
  • University-assessed fees (e.g., technology fee)

Courses

Course offerings are listed below by semester and location. Incoming freshmen considering the First Year or First Semester Abroad programs are encouraged to contact IP-Freshmen@fsu.edu before applying with questions about how course offerings in each location align with your intended major.

Current FSU students abroad can make an appointment to discuss courses with their academic advisor or the International Programs academic advisor via Campus Connect.

Pathway and Summer Admits

Incoming freshmen admitted to FSU for the summer term or through the Seminole Pathways program must enroll in an online course, Global Foundations, offered by International Programs during the Summer C semester prior to going abroad (Late June – Early August). After successful completion of the course (grade of “C” or better), students begin in-person coursework abroad for the fall semester. 

Session PS04Fall FSA 2020
(08/24 - 12/11)
CourseTitleSatisfiesCredits
ANT2100Introduction to Archaeology (online)

This course is an introduction to modern anthropological archaeology. The course introduces students to the interdisciplinary scientific approaches employed in contemporary archaeological research and provides students with an overview of the origins and evolution of human social and economic systems.
3
ANT2100LIntroduction to Archaeology Lab (online)

The course is conducted as a hands-on laboratory in archaeological methodology. Each week, students have a series of laboratory exercises designed to teach specific analytical techniques, including paleozoological analysis, paleobotanical analysis, geophysical prospecting techniques, and GIS.
1
BSC2010Biological Science I (online)

This course is the first part of a two-semester introductory biology course designed for those interested in pursuing a career in life sciences. The course provides the building blocks necessary for a student to gain a strong foundation in general biology. Topics covered provide an overview of biological processes and function at the molecular, cellular and organismal level.
3
BSC2010LBiological Science I Laboratory (online)

This course introduces basic chemistry, energetics, metabolism, and cellular organization; molecular genetics and information flow; animal and plant function.
1
CHM1045General Chemistry I (online)

This course includes topics such as chemical symbols, formulas, and equations; states of matter; reactivity in aqueous solution; electronic structure, bonding, and molecular geometry. Students taking CHM 1045 after taking CHM 1020 and/or CHM 1032 may register for reduced credit, as indicated in the department's policy on reduced credit.
3
CHM1045LGeneral Chemistry I Laboratory (online)

This laboratory offers an introduction to quantitative techniques and to the chemical laboratory. Topics include stoichiometry, atomic spectra, gases, as well as acids and bases.
1
CTE4937Introduction to Italian Fashion and Culture (online)

This course covers the evolution and future perspectives of the global fashion system with an emphasis on European fashion, Italian fashion and the Made in Italy. The critical analysis is based on comparing and contrasting Italian fashion system values with those of the most important fashion capitals: New York, Paris, and London. It looks at fashion styles in relation to art, society, politics, economy, environment, gender, communication, performing arts in a European, and global context. Future fashion trends are emphasized based on interaction with designers, brands, stylists, and professionals, providing students with insights about the future of fashion. Guest speakers from the industry, virtual tours, exclusive presentations, and projects in collaboration with Italian firms provide a unique experiential learning approach to understand the fashion system, and where it’s heading.
3
ECO2013Principles of Macroeconomics (online)

This course explores aggregate economics and national income determination, money and monetary theory, present macroeconomic conditions, and aggregative policy alternatives; theory of international trade and the balance of payments; economic growth and development.
3
EGN1004LFirst Year Engineering Lab (Face to Face - Wednesday 1:15-3:15)

This laboratory includes an emphasis on student time management, a variety of products and processes, and computer-aided problem solving. Product/process involves sketching and drawing pertinent diagrams by hand, and learning the history and engineering concepts involved. This is a hybrid course. Scheduled meetings will be on Wednesdays from 1:15-3:15.
3
ENC1101Freshman Composition and Rhetoric (online)

This course includes drafting and writing of expository essays and a journal for a total of 7,000 words. May not be taken by students with credit in ENC 1149. No auditors.
3
ENC2135Research, Genre, and Context (online)

This course focuses on teaching students research skills that allow them to effectively incorporate outside sources in their writing and to compose in a variety of genres for specific contexts.
3
EUH320519th Century Europe (online)

This course is an introduction to key themes and problems in the social, political, and cultural history of Europe from the era of the French Revolution to the outbreak of World War I. Although this is an upper-level course, no prior background in European history is required.
3
GEB3213Business Communication (online)

This course is designed to help business students develop the writing, verbal, and interpersonal skills that are necessary for a successful business career.
3
HUM2020The Art of Being Human (online)

In this course, students gain an overview of the development of Western culture from Antiquity to the present as it is expressed through the arts (painting, sculpture, architecture, literature, music, film and the performing arts), and especially through literature. The course examines the human condition through culture and the arts to better understand how the humanities are interconnected.
3
HUM2235From the Renaissance to the Enlightenment (online)

This course explores the cultural roots of western societies through the readings of works by Boccaccio, Machiavelli, Thomas More, Galileo, Shakespeare, Voltaire, and other seminal authors who have contributed to affirm the values of freedom and tolerance. Their works will be examined within a historical and artistic context following the fine thread that links humanistic ideals from the Italian Renaissance through the Scientific Revolution of the seventeenth century to the Enlightenment; the age and ideas that gave birth to the American nation.
3
HUM3930Special Topics: Culture & Civilization of Spain (online)

Spain is a complex and vivacious country with a rich and hybrid cultural background. In this course we will study the history, culture and civilization of the different peoples and events that have contributed to the formation of this progressive and beautiful European nation from its origin to the present. Students will also research historical sites, monuments, museums, churches and other places of cultural interest from around Spain in general and Valencia, Spain in particular. This course will also make use of select films to enhance our analysis of Spanish culture. This course counts as a Core Course for the Iberian Studies minor. NOTE: THIS COURSE IS TAUGHT IN ENGLISH. This course counts as a Core Course for the Iberian Studies minor. This course may be repeated to a maximum of six (6) semester hours.
3
HUM4931Topics in the Civ. of Britain: British Life & Culture (online)

This course offers students a practical understanding of contemporary Britain in order to enrich their time spent living and studying abroad. It is an interdisciplinary course that fuses history, sociology and media studies to explain the events and trends that have shaped modern Britain and the lives of its varied citizens. It encourages students to draw on their academic knowledge and life experiences of the United States in order to compare British and American life in the modern era - the differences, similarities and cross-influences between the two nations. Ultimately, this course aims to provide the student with a fresh and lasting perspective on contemporary America through a better understanding of the country with which it reputedly has a ‘Special Relationship’. Costs: Students should maintain a topped-up Oyster Card and allow up to £30 for additional class fees.
3
HUN1201Science of Nutrition (online)

This course focuses on the elements of nutrition and factors influencing the ability of individuals to maintain good nutrition status.
3
IDS2411The Italian Mafia from Corleone to the Globalized World

A description is not currently available for this course.
3
IDS2432Political Participation in the 21st Century: From Indigenous Communities to On-Line Democracy (online)

This course addresses the many experimental forms of political participation that developed in recent years around the world which challenge traditional politics. It deals with social movements, online communities, forms of protests and identity politics among other things. Its approach is multidisciplinary and requires no previous knowledge of politics.
3
IDS2464Crossing the Atlantic: Lorca in America, Hemingway in Spain (online)

Federico García Lorca and Ernest Hemingway are two of the most internationally recognized literary and cultural figures of the 20th century. That is, not only are they viewed with great interest and even division and controversy in their birth countries of Spain and the United States respectively, but they continue to cast a long shadow across the globe and especially over the Atlantic. Furthermore, not only did each of these two compelling figures leave a deep footprint in the other´s country, but they were also influenced and greatly inspired by the socio-cultural patrimony of the other´s homeland. By studying and analyzing Lorca in America and Hemingway in Spain students will explore an inter-cultural journey that reaches the core of how many Spaniards view America and how many Americans view Spain to this day. In this course we will engage, explore and envision Lorca in America and Hemingway in Spain within the enriching comparative context regarding a number of points of analysis: socio-cultural identity and customs, the environment, ethnicity, sexual identity, religion, geography, the artistic merit versus the ethical complexities of the bullfight, human rights and the cruelties of warfare.
3
IDS3435Please Please Me: Anglo-American Youth Culture from the 1950s to the Present (online)

A description is not currently available for this course.
3
ITA1120Elementary Italian I (online)

This introductory course gives the student basic grammatical structures to enable speaking, understanding, reading, and writing at the elementary level. May not be taken by native speakers. May not be taken concurrently with ITA 1111, 1121 and/or 2220.
4
ITA1121Elementary Italian II (online)

This course builds upon the students ability to speak, understand, read, and write Italian at an elementary level. May not be taken by native speakers. May not be taken concurrently with ITA 1111, 1120 and/or 2220.
4
ITA2240Conversation

This course stresses development of conversational skills at the third-year level. May not be taken by native speakers.
3
ITT3500Italian Civilization

This course is an introduction to artistic, intellectual, social, and political trends in Italy from pre-Roman times to the Age of Romanticism with specific reference to Medieval and Renaissance Italy as a center of culture in Europe. Offered in English.
3
ITT3523Italian Cinema (online)

This course will focus on Italian cinematic history and examine its contribution to the development of world cinema, more specifically to Hispanic cinema. One of the course's principal aims is to assess the nature of the relationship between Italian and Hispanic cinema and the culture and society which so many of the filmmakers were depicting. We will examine the basic elements of formal film narrative and learn how to see a representation of the physical reality of what has been photographed. We will also explore some sociological issues such as: politics, ethnicity, religion, and class as manifested in film; and how movies express hidden ideas about gender and sexuality. We will view and discuss examples of post-World War II Neorealism, the Commedia all’italiana of the 1950-60s, and the new film narratives of auteurs such as Federico Fellini and Michelangelo Antonioni. We will acquaint ourselves with the ideologically and politically charged landscape of the 1970s and we will explore more recent cinematographic achievements by the Italian directors Roberto Benigni and Paolo Sorrentino, the Mexican and Spanish filmmakers Alfonso Cuarón, Pedro Almodovar, and Guillermo del Toro among others.
3
MAC1105College Algebra (online)

This course is a review of algebraic operations, equations and inequalities; functions and functional notation; graphs; inverse functions; linear, quadratic, rational function; absolute value; radicals; exponential and logarithmic functions; system of equations and inequalities; applications. On the basis of test scores the student may be required to take a community college course before MAC 1105.
3
MAC1114Analytic Trigonometry (online)

This course covers trigonometric functions, inverse trigonometric functions and their graphs; identities and conditional equations; solution of triangles; trigonometric form of complex numbers; DeMoivre's theorem and nth roots; introduction to plane vectors.
3
MAC1140Pre-Calculus Algebra (online)

This course covers functions and graphs, especially high degree polynomial, rational, exponential, and logarithmic functions; systems of equations; solutions of linear systems; matrix methods; determinants; sequences and series; induction; and the binomial theorem. The course also explores applications, approximation, and methods of proof. May be taken concurrently with MAC 1114.
3
MAC2233Calculus For Busines (online)

This course covers limits, continuity, first and higher derivatives, and the differential, with applications to graphing, rates of change, and optimization methods; techniques of integration and applications; introduction to multivariate calculus. Not open to students who have credit in MAC 2311 with a grade of "C-" or better.
3
MAC2311Calculus With Analytic Geometry I (online)

This course covers polynomial, trigonometric, exponential, and logarithmic functions; first and second derivatives and their interpretations; definition and interpretation of the integral; differentiation rules; implicit differentiation; applications of the derivative; anti-derivatives; fundamental theorem of calculus. This course must be taken for reduced credit by students with prior credit for some of the content.
4
MGF1106Math for Liberal Arts I (online)

This course covers set theory; symbolic logic; counting principles; permutations and combinations; probability; statistics; geometry; applications and history of mathematics. Recommended background: two years of high school algebra. Course is not intended for students whose programs require precalculus or calculus courses.
3
PGY2100cPhotography for Non-Art Majors (online)

This course serves as an introduction to creative exploration and expression through digital photography. Students will learn to create dynamic, professional-quality images with their smartphones and/or DSLR cameras by utilizing a wide variety of photographic image-making techniques. However, technical skills are best paired with imagination, so throughout the semester, we will combine the use of learned technical skills with individual interests and ideas. Objectives: 1. Develop a unique and personal photographic style through a variety of thematic projects and photographic “challenges” 2. Effectively use photography as a medium to expand critical and creative thinking and engage others through visual expression 3. Demonstrate how visual communication is affected by aesthetic choices, such as the use of lighting, composition, and editing 4. Constructively critique personal and peer artworks 5. Complete an ambitious photographic series that effectively communicates your ideas and reflects your personal style *NOTE: DSLR cameras are recommended but not required for this course.
3
PHI2010Intro to Philosophy (online)

This course introduces some of the central problems in philosophy. Students also learn how to construct and criticize arguments and develop their own philosophical positions.
3
PSY2012General Psychology (online)

This course is a broad overview covering important psychological principles and findings within the major subfields of psychology, and the basic scientific methods employed. A "bio-psycho-social" approach is emphasized throughout so that all behaviors (including how we think, feel, and act) are discussed in terms of biological, psychological, and social determinants and consequences.
3
SPC2608Public Speaking (online)

This course covers the principles of and the practical experience of public speaking. The course is required of all majors. The course is also available in hybrid format (mostly online, partly classroom).
3
SPN1120Elementary Spanish I (online)

This course is the first of a three-semester sequence of courses for students with no prior knowledge of the Spanish language, either at the high-school or native-speaker level. The course emphasizes oral communication and grammatical expertise, as well as listening comprehension. Students read short texts and write paragraphs and short compositions in Spanish. May not be taken concurrently with SPN 1121, 1124, and/or 2220. May not be taken by native speakers. Some sections may be computer-assisted.
4
SPN1121Elementary Spanish II (online)

This course emphasizes oral communication and grammatical expertise, as well as listening comprehension. Students read short texts, poems, and write compositions in Spanish. May not be taken concurrently with SPN 1120, 1124, and/or 2220 or be taken by native speakers.
4
SPN2220Intermediate Spanish I (online)

This course emphasizes oral communication and grammatical expertise, as well as listening comprehension. Students read short stories, poems, and articles, and write extended compositions and papers in Spanish. May not be taken concurrently with SPN 1120, 1121, and/or 1124 or be taken by native speakers.
4
SPN2240Intermediate Spanish II (online)

This course completes the intermediate Spanish skills sequence and finishes the review of the grammar sequence begun in SPN 2220. Students deepen their functional skills in comprehending, speaking, reading, and writing Spanish, and gain an overview of Hispanic culture in various countries. Not open to native or heritage speakers of Spanish.
3
SPN3300Spanish Grammar and Composition (online)

This course covers the theory and practice of Spanish grammar and its applications to compositions. Can be taken concurrently with SPN 3400.
3
SPN3400Spanish Reading and Conversation (online)

This course develops communicative proficiency and accuracy in both reading and writing Spanish. Can be taken concurrently with SPN 3300. Not open to native or heritage speakers of Spanish.
3
SPT3391Hispanic Cinema (online)

In this course we will study the enormous variety of Hispanic film while emphasizing films from Spain. One of the primary objectives of this course is to demonstrate that Hispanic film cannot be stereotyped as falling into a determined genre of film-making. The films we will view and analyze will make you laugh, maybe cry, cause you to feel uneasy, perhaps spark an interest to learn more about Spanish cultural history or explore the thorny dynamics of determined social issues, repel you yet intrigue you at the same time, and even baffle you! Another very important objective of this course is to show that film genres, artistic movements, history, politics, economics and social issues feed off of each other. NOTE: THIS COURSE IS TAUGHT IN ENGLISH. This class fulfills both the “HUM” and “X” requirements and is a Core Course for the Iberian Studies Minor. • Course materials comment: No book is required but students will conduct extensive Internet based research.
3
WOH1023Modern World To 1815 (online)

This liberal studies course deals with the origins and development of political, economic, social, and intellectual antecedents of the modern world from the end of the Middle Ages to 1815. Students who have previous college credit in Western civilization courses covering the same general chronological period cannot receive credit for WOH 1023. May not be taken by students with test credit in European history.
3
Session VS04Fall FSA 2020
(08/24 - 12/11)
CourseTitleSatisfiesCredits
ANT2100Introduction to Archaeology (online)

This course is an introduction to modern anthropological archaeology. The course introduces students to the interdisciplinary scientific approaches employed in contemporary archaeological research and provides students with an overview of the origins and evolution of human social and economic systems.
3
ANT2100LIntroduction to Archaeology Lab (online)

The course is conducted as a hands-on laboratory in archaeological methodology. Each week, students have a series of laboratory exercises designed to teach specific analytical techniques, including paleozoological analysis, paleobotanical analysis, geophysical prospecting techniques, and GIS.
1
BSC2010Biological Science I (online)

This course is the first part of a two-semester introductory biology course designed for those interested in pursuing a career in life sciences. The course provides the building blocks necessary for a student to gain a strong foundation in general biology. Topics covered provide an overview of biological processes and function at the molecular, cellular and organismal level.
3
BSC2010LBiological Science I Laboratory (online)

This course introduces basic chemistry, energetics, metabolism, and cellular organization; molecular genetics and information flow; animal and plant function.
1
CHM1045General Chemistry I (online)

This course includes topics such as chemical symbols, formulas, and equations; states of matter; reactivity in aqueous solution; electronic structure, bonding, and molecular geometry. Students taking CHM 1045 after taking CHM 1020 and/or CHM 1032 may register for reduced credit, as indicated in the department's policy on reduced credit.
3
CHM1045LGeneral Chemistry I Laboratory (online)

This laboratory offers an introduction to quantitative techniques and to the chemical laboratory. Topics include stoichiometry, atomic spectra, gases, as well as acids and bases.
1
CTE4937Introduction to Italian Fashion and Culture (online)

This course covers the evolution and future perspectives of the global fashion system with an emphasis on European fashion, Italian fashion and the Made in Italy. The critical analysis is based on comparing and contrasting Italian fashion system values with those of the most important fashion capitals: New York, Paris, and London. It looks at fashion styles in relation to art, society, politics, economy, environment, gender, communication, performing arts in a European, and global context. Future fashion trends are emphasized based on interaction with designers, brands, stylists, and professionals, providing students with insights about the future of fashion. Guest speakers from the industry, virtual tours, exclusive presentations, and projects in collaboration with Italian firms provide a unique experiential learning approach to understand the fashion system, and where it’s heading.
3
ECO2013Principles of Macroeconomics (online)

This course explores aggregate economics and national income determination, money and monetary theory, present macroeconomic conditions, and aggregative policy alternatives; theory of international trade and the balance of payments; economic growth and development.
3
EGN1004LFirst Year Engineering Lab (Face to Face - Wednesday 1:15-3:15)

This laboratory includes an emphasis on student time management, a variety of products and processes, and computer-aided problem solving. Product/process involves sketching and drawing pertinent diagrams by hand, and learning the history and engineering concepts involved. This is a hybrid course. Scheduled meetings will be on Wednesdays from 1:15-3:15.
3
ENC1101Freshman Composition and Rhetoric (online)

This course includes drafting and writing of expository essays and a journal for a total of 7,000 words. May not be taken by students with credit in ENC 1149. No auditors.
3
ENC2135Research, Genre, and Context (online)

This course focuses on teaching students research skills that allow them to effectively incorporate outside sources in their writing and to compose in a variety of genres for specific contexts.
3
EUH320519th Century Europe (online)

This course is an introduction to key themes and problems in the social, political, and cultural history of Europe from the era of the French Revolution to the outbreak of World War I. Although this is an upper-level course, no prior background in European history is required.
3
GEB3213Business Communication (online)

This course is designed to help business students develop the writing, verbal, and interpersonal skills that are necessary for a successful business career.
3
HUM2020The Art of Being Human (online)

In this course, students gain an overview of the development of Western culture from Antiquity to the present as it is expressed through the arts (painting, sculpture, architecture, literature, music, film and the performing arts), and especially through literature. The course examines the human condition through culture and the arts to better understand how the humanities are interconnected.
3
HUM2235From the Renaissance to the Enlightenment (online)

This course explores the cultural roots of western societies through the readings of works by Boccaccio, Machiavelli, Thomas More, Galileo, Shakespeare, Voltaire, and other seminal authors who have contributed to affirm the values of freedom and tolerance. Their works will be examined within a historical and artistic context following the fine thread that links humanistic ideals from the Italian Renaissance through the Scientific Revolution of the seventeenth century to the Enlightenment; the age and ideas that gave birth to the American nation.
3
HUM3930Special Topics: Culture & Civilization of Spain (online)

Spain is a complex and vivacious country with a rich and hybrid cultural background. In this course we will study the history, culture and civilization of the different peoples and events that have contributed to the formation of this progressive and beautiful European nation from its origin to the present. Students will also research historical sites, monuments, museums, churches and other places of cultural interest from around Spain in general and Valencia, Spain in particular. This course will also make use of select films to enhance our analysis of Spanish culture. This course counts as a Core Course for the Iberian Studies minor. NOTE: THIS COURSE IS TAUGHT IN ENGLISH. This course counts as a Core Course for the Iberian Studies minor. This course may be repeated to a maximum of six (6) semester hours.
3
HUM4931Topics in the Civ. of Britain: British Life & Culture (online)

This course offers students a practical understanding of contemporary Britain in order to enrich their time spent living and studying abroad. It is an interdisciplinary course that fuses history, sociology and media studies to explain the events and trends that have shaped modern Britain and the lives of its varied citizens. It encourages students to draw on their academic knowledge and life experiences of the United States in order to compare British and American life in the modern era - the differences, similarities and cross-influences between the two nations. Ultimately, this course aims to provide the student with a fresh and lasting perspective on contemporary America through a better understanding of the country with which it reputedly has a ‘Special Relationship’. Costs: Students should maintain a topped-up Oyster Card and allow up to £30 for additional class fees.
3
HUN1201Science of Nutrition (online)

This course focuses on the elements of nutrition and factors influencing the ability of individuals to maintain good nutrition status.
3
IDS2411The Italian Mafia from Corleone to the Globalized World

A description is not currently available for this course.
3
IDS2432Political Participation in the 21st Century: From Indigenous Communities to On-Line Democracy (online)

This course addresses the many experimental forms of political participation that developed in recent years around the world which challenge traditional politics. It deals with social movements, online communities, forms of protests and identity politics among other things. Its approach is multidisciplinary and requires no previous knowledge of politics.
3
IDS2464Crossing the Atlantic: Lorca in America, Hemingway in Spain (online)

Federico García Lorca and Ernest Hemingway are two of the most internationally recognized literary and cultural figures of the 20th century. That is, not only are they viewed with great interest and even division and controversy in their birth countries of Spain and the United States respectively, but they continue to cast a long shadow across the globe and especially over the Atlantic. Furthermore, not only did each of these two compelling figures leave a deep footprint in the other´s country, but they were also influenced and greatly inspired by the socio-cultural patrimony of the other´s homeland. By studying and analyzing Lorca in America and Hemingway in Spain students will explore an inter-cultural journey that reaches the core of how many Spaniards view America and how many Americans view Spain to this day. In this course we will engage, explore and envision Lorca in America and Hemingway in Spain within the enriching comparative context regarding a number of points of analysis: socio-cultural identity and customs, the environment, ethnicity, sexual identity, religion, geography, the artistic merit versus the ethical complexities of the bullfight, human rights and the cruelties of warfare.
3
IDS3435Please Please Me: Anglo-American Youth Culture from the 1950s to the Present (online)

A description is not currently available for this course.
3
ITA1120Elementary Italian I (online)

This introductory course gives the student basic grammatical structures to enable speaking, understanding, reading, and writing at the elementary level. May not be taken by native speakers. May not be taken concurrently with ITA 1111, 1121 and/or 2220.
4
ITA1121Elementary Italian II (online)

This course builds upon the students ability to speak, understand, read, and write Italian at an elementary level. May not be taken by native speakers. May not be taken concurrently with ITA 1111, 1120 and/or 2220.
4
ITA2240Conversation

This course stresses development of conversational skills at the third-year level. May not be taken by native speakers.
3
ITT3500Italian Civilization

This course is an introduction to artistic, intellectual, social, and political trends in Italy from pre-Roman times to the Age of Romanticism with specific reference to Medieval and Renaissance Italy as a center of culture in Europe. Offered in English.
3
ITT3523Italian Cinema (online)

This course will focus on Italian cinematic history and examine its contribution to the development of world cinema, more specifically to Hispanic cinema. One of the course's principal aims is to assess the nature of the relationship between Italian and Hispanic cinema and the culture and society which so many of the filmmakers were depicting. We will examine the basic elements of formal film narrative and learn how to see a representation of the physical reality of what has been photographed. We will also explore some sociological issues such as: politics, ethnicity, religion, and class as manifested in film; and how movies express hidden ideas about gender and sexuality. We will view and discuss examples of post-World War II Neorealism, the Commedia all’italiana of the 1950-60s, and the new film narratives of auteurs such as Federico Fellini and Michelangelo Antonioni. We will acquaint ourselves with the ideologically and politically charged landscape of the 1970s and we will explore more recent cinematographic achievements by the Italian directors Roberto Benigni and Paolo Sorrentino, the Mexican and Spanish filmmakers Alfonso Cuarón, Pedro Almodovar, and Guillermo del Toro among others.
3
MAC1105College Algebra (online)

This course is a review of algebraic operations, equations and inequalities; functions and functional notation; graphs; inverse functions; linear, quadratic, rational function; absolute value; radicals; exponential and logarithmic functions; system of equations and inequalities; applications. On the basis of test scores the student may be required to take a community college course before MAC 1105.
3
MAC1114Analytic Trigonometry (online)

This course covers trigonometric functions, inverse trigonometric functions and their graphs; identities and conditional equations; solution of triangles; trigonometric form of complex numbers; DeMoivre's theorem and nth roots; introduction to plane vectors.
3
MAC1140Pre-Calculus Algebra (online)

This course covers functions and graphs, especially high degree polynomial, rational, exponential, and logarithmic functions; systems of equations; solutions of linear systems; matrix methods; determinants; sequences and series; induction; and the binomial theorem. The course also explores applications, approximation, and methods of proof. May be taken concurrently with MAC 1114.
3
MAC2233Calculus For Busines (online)

This course covers limits, continuity, first and higher derivatives, and the differential, with applications to graphing, rates of change, and optimization methods; techniques of integration and applications; introduction to multivariate calculus. Not open to students who have credit in MAC 2311 with a grade of "C-" or better.
3
MAC2311Calculus With Analytic Geometry I (online)

This course covers polynomial, trigonometric, exponential, and logarithmic functions; first and second derivatives and their interpretations; definition and interpretation of the integral; differentiation rules; implicit differentiation; applications of the derivative; anti-derivatives; fundamental theorem of calculus. This course must be taken for reduced credit by students with prior credit for some of the content.
4
MGF1106Math for Liberal Arts I (online)

This course covers set theory; symbolic logic; counting principles; permutations and combinations; probability; statistics; geometry; applications and history of mathematics. Recommended background: two years of high school algebra. Course is not intended for students whose programs require precalculus or calculus courses.
3
PGY2100cPhotography for Non-Art Majors (online)

This course serves as an introduction to creative exploration and expression through digital photography. Students will learn to create dynamic, professional-quality images with their smartphones and/or DSLR cameras by utilizing a wide variety of photographic image-making techniques. However, technical skills are best paired with imagination, so throughout the semester, we will combine the use of learned technical skills with individual interests and ideas. Objectives: 1. Develop a unique and personal photographic style through a variety of thematic projects and photographic “challenges” 2. Effectively use photography as a medium to expand critical and creative thinking and engage others through visual expression 3. Demonstrate how visual communication is affected by aesthetic choices, such as the use of lighting, composition, and editing 4. Constructively critique personal and peer artworks 5. Complete an ambitious photographic series that effectively communicates your ideas and reflects your personal style *NOTE: DSLR cameras are recommended but not required for this course.
3
PHI2010Intro to Philosophy (online)

This course introduces some of the central problems in philosophy. Students also learn how to construct and criticize arguments and develop their own philosophical positions.
3
PSY2012General Psychology (online)

This course is a broad overview covering important psychological principles and findings within the major subfields of psychology, and the basic scientific methods employed. A "bio-psycho-social" approach is emphasized throughout so that all behaviors (including how we think, feel, and act) are discussed in terms of biological, psychological, and social determinants and consequences.
3
SPC2608Public Speaking (online)

This course covers the principles of and the practical experience of public speaking. The course is required of all majors. The course is also available in hybrid format (mostly online, partly classroom).
3
SPN1120Elementary Spanish I (online)

This course is the first of a three-semester sequence of courses for students with no prior knowledge of the Spanish language, either at the high-school or native-speaker level. The course emphasizes oral communication and grammatical expertise, as well as listening comprehension. Students read short texts and write paragraphs and short compositions in Spanish. May not be taken concurrently with SPN 1121, 1124, and/or 2220. May not be taken by native speakers. Some sections may be computer-assisted.
4
SPN1121Elementary Spanish II (online)

This course emphasizes oral communication and grammatical expertise, as well as listening comprehension. Students read short texts, poems, and write compositions in Spanish. May not be taken concurrently with SPN 1120, 1124, and/or 2220 or be taken by native speakers.
4
SPN2220Intermediate Spanish I (online)

This course emphasizes oral communication and grammatical expertise, as well as listening comprehension. Students read short stories, poems, and articles, and write extended compositions and papers in Spanish. May not be taken concurrently with SPN 1120, 1121, and/or 1124 or be taken by native speakers.
4
SPN2240Intermediate Spanish II (online)

This course completes the intermediate Spanish skills sequence and finishes the review of the grammar sequence begun in SPN 2220. Students deepen their functional skills in comprehending, speaking, reading, and writing Spanish, and gain an overview of Hispanic culture in various countries. Not open to native or heritage speakers of Spanish.
3
SPN3300Spanish Grammar and Composition (online)

This course covers the theory and practice of Spanish grammar and its applications to compositions. Can be taken concurrently with SPN 3400.
3
SPN3400Spanish Reading and Conversation (online)

This course develops communicative proficiency and accuracy in both reading and writing Spanish. Can be taken concurrently with SPN 3300. Not open to native or heritage speakers of Spanish.
3
SPT3391Hispanic Cinema (online)

In this course we will study the enormous variety of Hispanic film while emphasizing films from Spain. One of the primary objectives of this course is to demonstrate that Hispanic film cannot be stereotyped as falling into a determined genre of film-making. The films we will view and analyze will make you laugh, maybe cry, cause you to feel uneasy, perhaps spark an interest to learn more about Spanish cultural history or explore the thorny dynamics of determined social issues, repel you yet intrigue you at the same time, and even baffle you! Another very important objective of this course is to show that film genres, artistic movements, history, politics, economics and social issues feed off of each other. NOTE: THIS COURSE IS TAUGHT IN ENGLISH. This class fulfills both the “HUM” and “X” requirements and is a Core Course for the Iberian Studies Minor. • Course materials comment: No book is required but students will conduct extensive Internet based research.
3
WOH1023Modern World To 1815 (online)

This liberal studies course deals with the origins and development of political, economic, social, and intellectual antecedents of the modern world from the end of the Middle Ages to 1815. Students who have previous college credit in Western civilization courses covering the same general chronological period cannot receive credit for WOH 1023. May not be taken by students with test credit in European history.
3
Session FS04Fall FSA 2020
(08/24 - 12/11)
CourseTitleSatisfiesCredits
ANT2100Introduction to Archaeology (online)

This course is an introduction to modern anthropological archaeology. The course introduces students to the interdisciplinary scientific approaches employed in contemporary archaeological research and provides students with an overview of the origins and evolution of human social and economic systems.
3
ANT2100LIntroduction to Archaeology Lab (online)

The course is conducted as a hands-on laboratory in archaeological methodology. Each week, students have a series of laboratory exercises designed to teach specific analytical techniques, including paleozoological analysis, paleobotanical analysis, geophysical prospecting techniques, and GIS.
1
BSC2010Biological Science I (online)

This course is the first part of a two-semester introductory biology course designed for those interested in pursuing a career in life sciences. The course provides the building blocks necessary for a student to gain a strong foundation in general biology. Topics covered provide an overview of biological processes and function at the molecular, cellular and organismal level.
3
BSC2010LBiological Science I Laboratory (online)

This course introduces basic chemistry, energetics, metabolism, and cellular organization; molecular genetics and information flow; animal and plant function.
1
CHM1045General Chemistry I (online)

This course includes topics such as chemical symbols, formulas, and equations; states of matter; reactivity in aqueous solution; electronic structure, bonding, and molecular geometry. Students taking CHM 1045 after taking CHM 1020 and/or CHM 1032 may register for reduced credit, as indicated in the department's policy on reduced credit.
3
CHM1045LGeneral Chemistry I Laboratory (online)

This laboratory offers an introduction to quantitative techniques and to the chemical laboratory. Topics include stoichiometry, atomic spectra, gases, as well as acids and bases.
1
CTE4937Introduction to Italian Fashion and Culture (online)

This course covers the evolution and future perspectives of the global fashion system with an emphasis on European fashion, Italian fashion and the Made in Italy. The critical analysis is based on comparing and contrasting Italian fashion system values with those of the most important fashion capitals: New York, Paris, and London. It looks at fashion styles in relation to art, society, politics, economy, environment, gender, communication, performing arts in a European, and global context. Future fashion trends are emphasized based on interaction with designers, brands, stylists, and professionals, providing students with insights about the future of fashion. Guest speakers from the industry, virtual tours, exclusive presentations, and projects in collaboration with Italian firms provide a unique experiential learning approach to understand the fashion system, and where it’s heading.
3
ECO2013Principles of Macroeconomics (online)

This course explores aggregate economics and national income determination, money and monetary theory, present macroeconomic conditions, and aggregative policy alternatives; theory of international trade and the balance of payments; economic growth and development.
3
EGN1004LFirst Year Engineering Lab (Face to Face - Wednesday 1:15-3:15)

This laboratory includes an emphasis on student time management, a variety of products and processes, and computer-aided problem solving. Product/process involves sketching and drawing pertinent diagrams by hand, and learning the history and engineering concepts involved. This is a hybrid course. Scheduled meetings will be on Wednesdays from 1:15-3:15.
3
ENC1101Freshman Composition and Rhetoric (online)

This course includes drafting and writing of expository essays and a journal for a total of 7,000 words. May not be taken by students with credit in ENC 1149. No auditors.
3
ENC2135Research, Genre, and Context (online)

This course focuses on teaching students research skills that allow them to effectively incorporate outside sources in their writing and to compose in a variety of genres for specific contexts.
3
EUH320519th Century Europe (online)

This course is an introduction to key themes and problems in the social, political, and cultural history of Europe from the era of the French Revolution to the outbreak of World War I. Although this is an upper-level course, no prior background in European history is required.
3
GEB3213Business Communication (online)

This course is designed to help business students develop the writing, verbal, and interpersonal skills that are necessary for a successful business career.
3
HUM2020The Art of Being Human (online)

In this course, students gain an overview of the development of Western culture from Antiquity to the present as it is expressed through the arts (painting, sculpture, architecture, literature, music, film and the performing arts), and especially through literature. The course examines the human condition through culture and the arts to better understand how the humanities are interconnected.
3
HUM2235From the Renaissance to the Enlightenment (online)

This course explores the cultural roots of western societies through the readings of works by Boccaccio, Machiavelli, Thomas More, Galileo, Shakespeare, Voltaire, and other seminal authors who have contributed to affirm the values of freedom and tolerance. Their works will be examined within a historical and artistic context following the fine thread that links humanistic ideals from the Italian Renaissance through the Scientific Revolution of the seventeenth century to the Enlightenment; the age and ideas that gave birth to the American nation.
3
HUM3930Special Topics: Culture & Civilization of Spain (online)

Spain is a complex and vivacious country with a rich and hybrid cultural background. In this course we will study the history, culture and civilization of the different peoples and events that have contributed to the formation of this progressive and beautiful European nation from its origin to the present. Students will also research historical sites, monuments, museums, churches and other places of cultural interest from around Spain in general and Valencia, Spain in particular. This course will also make use of select films to enhance our analysis of Spanish culture. This course counts as a Core Course for the Iberian Studies minor. NOTE: THIS COURSE IS TAUGHT IN ENGLISH. This course counts as a Core Course for the Iberian Studies minor. This course may be repeated to a maximum of six (6) semester hours.
3
HUM4931Topics in the Civ. of Britain: British Life & Culture (online)

This course offers students a practical understanding of contemporary Britain in order to enrich their time spent living and studying abroad. It is an interdisciplinary course that fuses history, sociology and media studies to explain the events and trends that have shaped modern Britain and the lives of its varied citizens. It encourages students to draw on their academic knowledge and life experiences of the United States in order to compare British and American life in the modern era - the differences, similarities and cross-influences between the two nations. Ultimately, this course aims to provide the student with a fresh and lasting perspective on contemporary America through a better understanding of the country with which it reputedly has a ‘Special Relationship’. Costs: Students should maintain a topped-up Oyster Card and allow up to £30 for additional class fees.
3
HUN1201Science of Nutrition (online)

This course focuses on the elements of nutrition and factors influencing the ability of individuals to maintain good nutrition status.
3
IDS2411The Italian Mafia from Corleone to the Globalized World

A description is not currently available for this course.
3
IDS2432Political Participation in the 21st Century: From Indigenous Communities to On-Line Democracy (online)

This course addresses the many experimental forms of political participation that developed in recent years around the world which challenge traditional politics. It deals with social movements, online communities, forms of protests and identity politics among other things. Its approach is multidisciplinary and requires no previous knowledge of politics.
3
IDS2464Crossing the Atlantic: Lorca in America, Hemingway in Spain (online)

Federico García Lorca and Ernest Hemingway are two of the most internationally recognized literary and cultural figures of the 20th century. That is, not only are they viewed with great interest and even division and controversy in their birth countries of Spain and the United States respectively, but they continue to cast a long shadow across the globe and especially over the Atlantic. Furthermore, not only did each of these two compelling figures leave a deep footprint in the other´s country, but they were also influenced and greatly inspired by the socio-cultural patrimony of the other´s homeland. By studying and analyzing Lorca in America and Hemingway in Spain students will explore an inter-cultural journey that reaches the core of how many Spaniards view America and how many Americans view Spain to this day. In this course we will engage, explore and envision Lorca in America and Hemingway in Spain within the enriching comparative context regarding a number of points of analysis: socio-cultural identity and customs, the environment, ethnicity, sexual identity, religion, geography, the artistic merit versus the ethical complexities of the bullfight, human rights and the cruelties of warfare.
3
IDS3435Please Please Me: Anglo-American Youth Culture from the 1950s to the Present (online)

A description is not currently available for this course.
3
ITA1120Elementary Italian I (online)

This introductory course gives the student basic grammatical structures to enable speaking, understanding, reading, and writing at the elementary level. May not be taken by native speakers. May not be taken concurrently with ITA 1111, 1121 and/or 2220.
4
ITA1121Elementary Italian II (online)

This course builds upon the students ability to speak, understand, read, and write Italian at an elementary level. May not be taken by native speakers. May not be taken concurrently with ITA 1111, 1120 and/or 2220.
4
ITA2240Conversation

This course stresses development of conversational skills at the third-year level. May not be taken by native speakers.
3
ITT3500Italian Civilization

This course is an introduction to artistic, intellectual, social, and political trends in Italy from pre-Roman times to the Age of Romanticism with specific reference to Medieval and Renaissance Italy as a center of culture in Europe. Offered in English.
3
ITT3523Italian Cinema (online)

This course will focus on Italian cinematic history and examine its contribution to the development of world cinema, more specifically to Hispanic cinema. One of the course's principal aims is to assess the nature of the relationship between Italian and Hispanic cinema and the culture and society which so many of the filmmakers were depicting. We will examine the basic elements of formal film narrative and learn how to see a representation of the physical reality of what has been photographed. We will also explore some sociological issues such as: politics, ethnicity, religion, and class as manifested in film; and how movies express hidden ideas about gender and sexuality. We will view and discuss examples of post-World War II Neorealism, the Commedia all’italiana of the 1950-60s, and the new film narratives of auteurs such as Federico Fellini and Michelangelo Antonioni. We will acquaint ourselves with the ideologically and politically charged landscape of the 1970s and we will explore more recent cinematographic achievements by the Italian directors Roberto Benigni and Paolo Sorrentino, the Mexican and Spanish filmmakers Alfonso Cuarón, Pedro Almodovar, and Guillermo del Toro among others.
3
MAC1105College Algebra (online)

This course is a review of algebraic operations, equations and inequalities; functions and functional notation; graphs; inverse functions; linear, quadratic, rational function; absolute value; radicals; exponential and logarithmic functions; system of equations and inequalities; applications. On the basis of test scores the student may be required to take a community college course before MAC 1105.
3
MAC1114Analytic Trigonometry (online)

This course covers trigonometric functions, inverse trigonometric functions and their graphs; identities and conditional equations; solution of triangles; trigonometric form of complex numbers; DeMoivre's theorem and nth roots; introduction to plane vectors.
3
MAC1140Pre-Calculus Algebra (online)

This course covers functions and graphs, especially high degree polynomial, rational, exponential, and logarithmic functions; systems of equations; solutions of linear systems; matrix methods; determinants; sequences and series; induction; and the binomial theorem. The course also explores applications, approximation, and methods of proof. May be taken concurrently with MAC 1114.
3
MAC2233Calculus For Busines (online)

This course covers limits, continuity, first and higher derivatives, and the differential, with applications to graphing, rates of change, and optimization methods; techniques of integration and applications; introduction to multivariate calculus. Not open to students who have credit in MAC 2311 with a grade of "C-" or better.
3
MAC2311Calculus With Analytic Geometry I (online)

This course covers polynomial, trigonometric, exponential, and logarithmic functions; first and second derivatives and their interpretations; definition and interpretation of the integral; differentiation rules; implicit differentiation; applications of the derivative; anti-derivatives; fundamental theorem of calculus. This course must be taken for reduced credit by students with prior credit for some of the content.
4
MGF1106Math for Liberal Arts I (online)

This course covers set theory; symbolic logic; counting principles; permutations and combinations; probability; statistics; geometry; applications and history of mathematics. Recommended background: two years of high school algebra. Course is not intended for students whose programs require precalculus or calculus courses.
3
PGY2100cPhotography for Non-Art Majors (online)

This course serves as an introduction to creative exploration and expression through digital photography. Students will learn to create dynamic, professional-quality images with their smartphones and/or DSLR cameras by utilizing a wide variety of photographic image-making techniques. However, technical skills are best paired with imagination, so throughout the semester, we will combine the use of learned technical skills with individual interests and ideas. Objectives: 1. Develop a unique and personal photographic style through a variety of thematic projects and photographic “challenges” 2. Effectively use photography as a medium to expand critical and creative thinking and engage others through visual expression 3. Demonstrate how visual communication is affected by aesthetic choices, such as the use of lighting, composition, and editing 4. Constructively critique personal and peer artworks 5. Complete an ambitious photographic series that effectively communicates your ideas and reflects your personal style *NOTE: DSLR cameras are recommended but not required for this course.
3
PHI2010Intro to Philosophy (online)

This course introduces some of the central problems in philosophy. Students also learn how to construct and criticize arguments and develop their own philosophical positions.
3
PSY2012General Psychology (online)

This course is a broad overview covering important psychological principles and findings within the major subfields of psychology, and the basic scientific methods employed. A "bio-psycho-social" approach is emphasized throughout so that all behaviors (including how we think, feel, and act) are discussed in terms of biological, psychological, and social determinants and consequences.
3
SPC2608Public Speaking (online)

This course covers the principles of and the practical experience of public speaking. The course is required of all majors. The course is also available in hybrid format (mostly online, partly classroom).
3
SPN1120Elementary Spanish I (online)

This course is the first of a three-semester sequence of courses for students with no prior knowledge of the Spanish language, either at the high-school or native-speaker level. The course emphasizes oral communication and grammatical expertise, as well as listening comprehension. Students read short texts and write paragraphs and short compositions in Spanish. May not be taken concurrently with SPN 1121, 1124, and/or 2220. May not be taken by native speakers. Some sections may be computer-assisted.
4
SPN1121Elementary Spanish II (online)

This course emphasizes oral communication and grammatical expertise, as well as listening comprehension. Students read short texts, poems, and write compositions in Spanish. May not be taken concurrently with SPN 1120, 1124, and/or 2220 or be taken by native speakers.
4
SPN2220Intermediate Spanish I (online)

This course emphasizes oral communication and grammatical expertise, as well as listening comprehension. Students read short stories, poems, and articles, and write extended compositions and papers in Spanish. May not be taken concurrently with SPN 1120, 1121, and/or 1124 or be taken by native speakers.
4
SPN2240Intermediate Spanish II (online)

This course completes the intermediate Spanish skills sequence and finishes the review of the grammar sequence begun in SPN 2220. Students deepen their functional skills in comprehending, speaking, reading, and writing Spanish, and gain an overview of Hispanic culture in various countries. Not open to native or heritage speakers of Spanish.
3
SPN3300Spanish Grammar and Composition (online)

This course covers the theory and practice of Spanish grammar and its applications to compositions. Can be taken concurrently with SPN 3400.
3
SPN3400Spanish Reading and Conversation (online)

This course develops communicative proficiency and accuracy in both reading and writing Spanish. Can be taken concurrently with SPN 3300. Not open to native or heritage speakers of Spanish.
3
SPT3391Hispanic Cinema (online)

In this course we will study the enormous variety of Hispanic film while emphasizing films from Spain. One of the primary objectives of this course is to demonstrate that Hispanic film cannot be stereotyped as falling into a determined genre of film-making. The films we will view and analyze will make you laugh, maybe cry, cause you to feel uneasy, perhaps spark an interest to learn more about Spanish cultural history or explore the thorny dynamics of determined social issues, repel you yet intrigue you at the same time, and even baffle you! Another very important objective of this course is to show that film genres, artistic movements, history, politics, economics and social issues feed off of each other. NOTE: THIS COURSE IS TAUGHT IN ENGLISH. This class fulfills both the “HUM” and “X” requirements and is a Core Course for the Iberian Studies Minor. • Course materials comment: No book is required but students will conduct extensive Internet based research.
3
WOH1023Modern World To 1815 (online)

This liberal studies course deals with the origins and development of political, economic, social, and intellectual antecedents of the modern world from the end of the Middle Ages to 1815. Students who have previous college credit in Western civilization courses covering the same general chronological period cannot receive credit for WOH 1023. May not be taken by students with test credit in European history.
3
Session LS04Fall FSA 2020
(08/24 - 12/11)
CourseTitleSatisfiesCredits
ANT2100Introduction to Archaeology (online)

This course is an introduction to modern anthropological archaeology. The course introduces students to the interdisciplinary scientific approaches employed in contemporary archaeological research and provides students with an overview of the origins and evolution of human social and economic systems.
3
ANT2100LIntroduction to Archaeology Lab (online)

The course is conducted as a hands-on laboratory in archaeological methodology. Each week, students have a series of laboratory exercises designed to teach specific analytical techniques, including paleozoological analysis, paleobotanical analysis, geophysical prospecting techniques, and GIS.
1
BSC2010Biological Science I (online)

This course is the first part of a two-semester introductory biology course designed for those interested in pursuing a career in life sciences. The course provides the building blocks necessary for a student to gain a strong foundation in general biology. Topics covered provide an overview of biological processes and function at the molecular, cellular and organismal level.
3
BSC2010LBiological Science I Laboratory (online)

This course introduces basic chemistry, energetics, metabolism, and cellular organization; molecular genetics and information flow; animal and plant function.
1
CHM1045General Chemistry I (online)

This course includes topics such as chemical symbols, formulas, and equations; states of matter; reactivity in aqueous solution; electronic structure, bonding, and molecular geometry. Students taking CHM 1045 after taking CHM 1020 and/or CHM 1032 may register for reduced credit, as indicated in the department's policy on reduced credit.
3
CHM1045LGeneral Chemistry I Laboratory (online)

This laboratory offers an introduction to quantitative techniques and to the chemical laboratory. Topics include stoichiometry, atomic spectra, gases, as well as acids and bases.
1
CTE4937Introduction to Italian Fashion and Culture (online)

This course covers the evolution and future perspectives of the global fashion system with an emphasis on European fashion, Italian fashion and the Made in Italy. The critical analysis is based on comparing and contrasting Italian fashion system values with those of the most important fashion capitals: New York, Paris, and London. It looks at fashion styles in relation to art, society, politics, economy, environment, gender, communication, performing arts in a European, and global context. Future fashion trends are emphasized based on interaction with designers, brands, stylists, and professionals, providing students with insights about the future of fashion. Guest speakers from the industry, virtual tours, exclusive presentations, and projects in collaboration with Italian firms provide a unique experiential learning approach to understand the fashion system, and where it’s heading.
3
ECO2013Principles of Macroeconomics (online)

This course explores aggregate economics and national income determination, money and monetary theory, present macroeconomic conditions, and aggregative policy alternatives; theory of international trade and the balance of payments; economic growth and development.
3
EGN1004LFirst Year Engineering Lab (Face to Face - Wednesday 1:15-3:15)

This laboratory includes an emphasis on student time management, a variety of products and processes, and computer-aided problem solving. Product/process involves sketching and drawing pertinent diagrams by hand, and learning the history and engineering concepts involved. This is a hybrid course. Scheduled meetings will be on Wednesdays from 1:15-3:15.
3
ENC1101Freshman Composition and Rhetoric (online)

This course includes drafting and writing of expository essays and a journal for a total of 7,000 words. May not be taken by students with credit in ENC 1149. No auditors.
3
ENC2135Research, Genre, and Context (online)

This course focuses on teaching students research skills that allow them to effectively incorporate outside sources in their writing and to compose in a variety of genres for specific contexts.
3
EUH320519th Century Europe (online)

This course is an introduction to key themes and problems in the social, political, and cultural history of Europe from the era of the French Revolution to the outbreak of World War I. Although this is an upper-level course, no prior background in European history is required.
3
GEB3213Business Communication (online)

This course is designed to help business students develop the writing, verbal, and interpersonal skills that are necessary for a successful business career.
3
HUM2020The Art of Being Human (online)

In this course, students gain an overview of the development of Western culture from Antiquity to the present as it is expressed through the arts (painting, sculpture, architecture, literature, music, film and the performing arts), and especially through literature. The course examines the human condition through culture and the arts to better understand how the humanities are interconnected.
3
HUM2235From the Renaissance to the Enlightenment (online)

This course explores the cultural roots of western societies through the readings of works by Boccaccio, Machiavelli, Thomas More, Galileo, Shakespeare, Voltaire, and other seminal authors who have contributed to affirm the values of freedom and tolerance. Their works will be examined within a historical and artistic context following the fine thread that links humanistic ideals from the Italian Renaissance through the Scientific Revolution of the seventeenth century to the Enlightenment; the age and ideas that gave birth to the American nation.
3
HUM3930Special Topics: Culture & Civilization of Spain (online)

Spain is a complex and vivacious country with a rich and hybrid cultural background. In this course we will study the history, culture and civilization of the different peoples and events that have contributed to the formation of this progressive and beautiful European nation from its origin to the present. Students will also research historical sites, monuments, museums, churches and other places of cultural interest from around Spain in general and Valencia, Spain in particular. This course will also make use of select films to enhance our analysis of Spanish culture. This course counts as a Core Course for the Iberian Studies minor. NOTE: THIS COURSE IS TAUGHT IN ENGLISH. This course counts as a Core Course for the Iberian Studies minor. This course may be repeated to a maximum of six (6) semester hours.
3
HUM4931Topics in the Civ. of Britain: British Life & Culture (online)

This course offers students a practical understanding of contemporary Britain in order to enrich their time spent living and studying abroad. It is an interdisciplinary course that fuses history, sociology and media studies to explain the events and trends that have shaped modern Britain and the lives of its varied citizens. It encourages students to draw on their academic knowledge and life experiences of the United States in order to compare British and American life in the modern era - the differences, similarities and cross-influences between the two nations. Ultimately, this course aims to provide the student with a fresh and lasting perspective on contemporary America through a better understanding of the country with which it reputedly has a ‘Special Relationship’. Costs: Students should maintain a topped-up Oyster Card and allow up to £30 for additional class fees.
3
HUN1201Science of Nutrition (online)

This course focuses on the elements of nutrition and factors influencing the ability of individuals to maintain good nutrition status.
3
IDS2411The Italian Mafia from Corleone to the Globalized World

A description is not currently available for this course.
3
IDS2432Political Participation in the 21st Century: From Indigenous Communities to On-Line Democracy (online)

This course addresses the many experimental forms of political participation that developed in recent years around the world which challenge traditional politics. It deals with social movements, online communities, forms of protests and identity politics among other things. Its approach is multidisciplinary and requires no previous knowledge of politics.
3
IDS2464Crossing the Atlantic: Lorca in America, Hemingway in Spain (online)

Federico García Lorca and Ernest Hemingway are two of the most internationally recognized literary and cultural figures of the 20th century. That is, not only are they viewed with great interest and even division and controversy in their birth countries of Spain and the United States respectively, but they continue to cast a long shadow across the globe and especially over the Atlantic. Furthermore, not only did each of these two compelling figures leave a deep footprint in the other´s country, but they were also influenced and greatly inspired by the socio-cultural patrimony of the other´s homeland. By studying and analyzing Lorca in America and Hemingway in Spain students will explore an inter-cultural journey that reaches the core of how many Spaniards view America and how many Americans view Spain to this day. In this course we will engage, explore and envision Lorca in America and Hemingway in Spain within the enriching comparative context regarding a number of points of analysis: socio-cultural identity and customs, the environment, ethnicity, sexual identity, religion, geography, the artistic merit versus the ethical complexities of the bullfight, human rights and the cruelties of warfare.
3
IDS3435Please Please Me: Anglo-American Youth Culture from the 1950s to the Present (online)

A description is not currently available for this course.
3
ITA1120Elementary Italian I (online)

This introductory course gives the student basic grammatical structures to enable speaking, understanding, reading, and writing at the elementary level. May not be taken by native speakers. May not be taken concurrently with ITA 1111, 1121 and/or 2220.
4
ITA1121Elementary Italian II (online)

This course builds upon the students ability to speak, understand, read, and write Italian at an elementary level. May not be taken by native speakers. May not be taken concurrently with ITA 1111, 1120 and/or 2220.
4
ITA2240Conversation

This course stresses development of conversational skills at the third-year level. May not be taken by native speakers.
3
ITT3500Italian Civilization

This course is an introduction to artistic, intellectual, social, and political trends in Italy from pre-Roman times to the Age of Romanticism with specific reference to Medieval and Renaissance Italy as a center of culture in Europe. Offered in English.
3
ITT3523Italian Cinema (online)

This course will focus on Italian cinematic history and examine its contribution to the development of world cinema, more specifically to Hispanic cinema. One of the course's principal aims is to assess the nature of the relationship between Italian and Hispanic cinema and the culture and society which so many of the filmmakers were depicting. We will examine the basic elements of formal film narrative and learn how to see a representation of the physical reality of what has been photographed. We will also explore some sociological issues such as: politics, ethnicity, religion, and class as manifested in film; and how movies express hidden ideas about gender and sexuality. We will view and discuss examples of post-World War II Neorealism, the Commedia all’italiana of the 1950-60s, and the new film narratives of auteurs such as Federico Fellini and Michelangelo Antonioni. We will acquaint ourselves with the ideologically and politically charged landscape of the 1970s and we will explore more recent cinematographic achievements by the Italian directors Roberto Benigni and Paolo Sorrentino, the Mexican and Spanish filmmakers Alfonso Cuarón, Pedro Almodovar, and Guillermo del Toro among others.
3
MAC1105College Algebra (online)

This course is a review of algebraic operations, equations and inequalities; functions and functional notation; graphs; inverse functions; linear, quadratic, rational function; absolute value; radicals; exponential and logarithmic functions; system of equations and inequalities; applications. On the basis of test scores the student may be required to take a community college course before MAC 1105.
3
MAC1114Analytic Trigonometry (online)

This course covers trigonometric functions, inverse trigonometric functions and their graphs; identities and conditional equations; solution of triangles; trigonometric form of complex numbers; DeMoivre's theorem and nth roots; introduction to plane vectors.
3
MAC1140Pre-Calculus Algebra (online)

This course covers functions and graphs, especially high degree polynomial, rational, exponential, and logarithmic functions; systems of equations; solutions of linear systems; matrix methods; determinants; sequences and series; induction; and the binomial theorem. The course also explores applications, approximation, and methods of proof. May be taken concurrently with MAC 1114.
3
MAC2233Calculus For Busines (online)

This course covers limits, continuity, first and higher derivatives, and the differential, with applications to graphing, rates of change, and optimization methods; techniques of integration and applications; introduction to multivariate calculus. Not open to students who have credit in MAC 2311 with a grade of "C-" or better.
3
MAC2311Calculus With Analytic Geometry I (online)

This course covers polynomial, trigonometric, exponential, and logarithmic functions; first and second derivatives and their interpretations; definition and interpretation of the integral; differentiation rules; implicit differentiation; applications of the derivative; anti-derivatives; fundamental theorem of calculus. This course must be taken for reduced credit by students with prior credit for some of the content.
4
MGF1106Math for Liberal Arts I (online)

This course covers set theory; symbolic logic; counting principles; permutations and combinations; probability; statistics; geometry; applications and history of mathematics. Recommended background: two years of high school algebra. Course is not intended for students whose programs require precalculus or calculus courses.
3
PGY2100cPhotography for Non-Art Majors (online)

This course serves as an introduction to creative exploration and expression through digital photography. Students will learn to create dynamic, professional-quality images with their smartphones and/or DSLR cameras by utilizing a wide variety of photographic image-making techniques. However, technical skills are best paired with imagination, so throughout the semester, we will combine the use of learned technical skills with individual interests and ideas. Objectives: 1. Develop a unique and personal photographic style through a variety of thematic projects and photographic “challenges” 2. Effectively use photography as a medium to expand critical and creative thinking and engage others through visual expression 3. Demonstrate how visual communication is affected by aesthetic choices, such as the use of lighting, composition, and editing 4. Constructively critique personal and peer artworks 5. Complete an ambitious photographic series that effectively communicates your ideas and reflects your personal style *NOTE: DSLR cameras are recommended but not required for this course.
3
PHI2010Intro to Philosophy (online)

This course introduces some of the central problems in philosophy. Students also learn how to construct and criticize arguments and develop their own philosophical positions.
3
PSY2012General Psychology (online)

This course is a broad overview covering important psychological principles and findings within the major subfields of psychology, and the basic scientific methods employed. A "bio-psycho-social" approach is emphasized throughout so that all behaviors (including how we think, feel, and act) are discussed in terms of biological, psychological, and social determinants and consequences.
3
SPC2608Public Speaking (online)

This course covers the principles of and the practical experience of public speaking. The course is required of all majors. The course is also available in hybrid format (mostly online, partly classroom).
3
SPN1120Elementary Spanish I (online)

This course is the first of a three-semester sequence of courses for students with no prior knowledge of the Spanish language, either at the high-school or native-speaker level. The course emphasizes oral communication and grammatical expertise, as well as listening comprehension. Students read short texts and write paragraphs and short compositions in Spanish. May not be taken concurrently with SPN 1121, 1124, and/or 2220. May not be taken by native speakers. Some sections may be computer-assisted.
4
SPN1121Elementary Spanish II (online)

This course emphasizes oral communication and grammatical expertise, as well as listening comprehension. Students read short texts, poems, and write compositions in Spanish. May not be taken concurrently with SPN 1120, 1124, and/or 2220 or be taken by native speakers.
4
SPN2220Intermediate Spanish I (online)

This course emphasizes oral communication and grammatical expertise, as well as listening comprehension. Students read short stories, poems, and articles, and write extended compositions and papers in Spanish. May not be taken concurrently with SPN 1120, 1121, and/or 1124 or be taken by native speakers.
4
SPN2240Intermediate Spanish II (online)

This course completes the intermediate Spanish skills sequence and finishes the review of the grammar sequence begun in SPN 2220. Students deepen their functional skills in comprehending, speaking, reading, and writing Spanish, and gain an overview of Hispanic culture in various countries. Not open to native or heritage speakers of Spanish.
3
SPN3300Spanish Grammar and Composition (online)

This course covers the theory and practice of Spanish grammar and its applications to compositions. Can be taken concurrently with SPN 3400.
3
SPN3400Spanish Reading and Conversation (online)

This course develops communicative proficiency and accuracy in both reading and writing Spanish. Can be taken concurrently with SPN 3300. Not open to native or heritage speakers of Spanish.
3
SPT3391Hispanic Cinema (online)

In this course we will study the enormous variety of Hispanic film while emphasizing films from Spain. One of the primary objectives of this course is to demonstrate that Hispanic film cannot be stereotyped as falling into a determined genre of film-making. The films we will view and analyze will make you laugh, maybe cry, cause you to feel uneasy, perhaps spark an interest to learn more about Spanish cultural history or explore the thorny dynamics of determined social issues, repel you yet intrigue you at the same time, and even baffle you! Another very important objective of this course is to show that film genres, artistic movements, history, politics, economics and social issues feed off of each other. NOTE: THIS COURSE IS TAUGHT IN ENGLISH. This class fulfills both the “HUM” and “X” requirements and is a Core Course for the Iberian Studies Minor. • Course materials comment: No book is required but students will conduct extensive Internet based research.
3
WOH1023Modern World To 1815 (online)

This liberal studies course deals with the origins and development of political, economic, social, and intellectual antecedents of the modern world from the end of the Middle Ages to 1815. Students who have previous college credit in Western civilization courses covering the same general chronological period cannot receive credit for WOH 1023. May not be taken by students with test credit in European history.
3

*/**/***/****/^ Courses followed by these symbols denote cross listing. Students may take one or the other, but not both.

Money Matters

Program Fees

The FSA program fee is comprehensive and includes a 3 credit hour online course during the summer prior to the program; up to 17 credit hours abroad; housing for the program’s duration; international health insurance; cultural excursions and activities; full-time administrative and academic support; some meals or vouchers (as described for each location); and visas (Florence, Panama, and Valencia). Students who take fewer than 17 credit hours are not entitled to a refund of any fees. The program structure, dates, and fees are dependent upon immigration laws of the host country and are subject to change.

Financial Aid

Almost all sources of Financial aid (Florida Prepaid, Bright Futures, Loans, Grants, VA funding, Scholarships) are applicable toward program fees. Read Understanding the Financial Aid Process for Students Studying Abroad and click the boxes below to learn more about each type of aid.

If you have any questions about Finances, contact the IP Financial Aid Coordinator at IP-financialAid@fsu.edu.

Florida Bright Futures

Florida Bright Futures scholarship funds may be used toward a semester abroad. The Bright Futures Academic Scholarship and Medallion Scholarships will be available for all terms. The Academic scholarship will also include a $300 textbook award for fall and spring only.

The Florida Department of Education website contains additional information concerning eligibility, renewal criteria, appeal processes and legislative updates.

Credit Hours Bright Futures Academic
$213.55 Per Credit Hour
Bright Futures Medallion
$160.16 Per Credit Hour
6 $1281.30 $960.96
7 $1494.85 $1121.12
8 $1708.40 $1281.28
9 $1921.95 $1441.44
10 $2135.50 $1601.60
11 $2349.05 $1761.76
12 $2562.60 $1921.92
13 $2776.15 $2082.08
14 $2989.70 $2242.24
15 $3203.25 $2402.40
16 $3416.80 $2562.56
17 $3630.35 $2722.72
18 $3843.90 $2882.88

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Florida Prepaid

Students receiving Florida Prepaid tuition, local fees and/or dorm benefits, may defer a portion of their Program Fee against Florida Prepaid funds. Completing and submitting the fee deferment request form will allow IP to bill Florida Prepaid and apply these funds toward the program fee balance. Completion and submission of the fee deferment request form allows this process to occur.

Students may complete the deferment process by selecting Deferment from the menu above.

To utilize a Florida Prepaid dorm account during the summer term, the purchaser of the Prepaid account must contact Florida Prepaid and complete the steps required to authorize use of the summer dorm plan for studying abroad.

Contact Florida Prepaid directly at 1-800-552-4723 or access their requirements online https://www.myfloridaprepaid.com/resources/forms/

Note: Eligibility for summer financial aid requires enrollment in at least six credits.

How much is my Florida Prepaid worth if I study abroad?

# of Credits Enrolled FPP Tuition FPP Local Fees* Dorm Rate
1 $115.08 $34.73 $3440.00
2 $230.16 $69.46 Per Term**
3 $345.24 $104.19
4 $460.32 $138.92
5 $575.40 $173.65
6 $690.48 $208.38
7 $805.56 $243.11
8 $920.64 $277.84
9 $1035.72 $312.57
10 $1150.80 $347.30
11 $1265.88 $382.03
12 $1380.96 $416.76
13 $1496.04 $451.49
14 $1611.12 $486.22
15 $1726.20 $520.95
  • * Please note the above tuition and fees are subject to change at any time.
  • ** Contact FPP for authorization instructions to use dorm account during a summer term: 850-309-1660 ext. 4134

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International Programs Scholarship Opportunities

As a member of the Generation Study Abroad campaign sponsored by the Institute for International Education, Florida State University is committed to the goal of doubling the number of our study abroad participants by 2020. As part of this commitment, International Programs awards an average of $200,000 in scholarships annually to about 100 students.

Current FSU students who have been admitted to an International Program can apply to IP scholarships through the FS4U portal (link below). Before applying, you should review the list of available scholarship opportunities as well as the application process instructions.

Please note: IP scholarships are not available to in-state/out-of-state students currently on the First Year Abroad (FYA) program or First Semester Abroad (FSA) program or those who are directly enrolled at FSU-Panama. Some scholarships may have additional eligibility criteria in addition to what is listed below. Please reference the Scholarship Application Instructions for complete details.

Scholarship Application Deadlines

Program Start Date Scholarship Open Date Scholarship Application Deadline Scholarship Award Decisions Communicated to Applicants
Spring 2020 June 10, 2019 September 11, 2019 Prior to September 25, 2019
Spring Break 2020 September 4, 2019 October 23, 2019 Prior to November 6, 2019
Summer 2020 September 12, 2019 December 4, 2019 Prior to January 15, 2020
Fall 2020 January 6, 2020 April 1, 2020 Prior to May 13, 2020
Spring 2021 April 16, 2020 September 9, 2020 Prior to September 23, 2020

Scholarships Administered by Other FSU Departments

Other departments at FSU also offer their own study abroad scholarship opportunities. You can review the list of scholarships administered by other FSU departments by following the link below.

As a member of the Generation Study Abroad campaign sponsored by the Institute for International Education, Florida State University is committed to the goal of doubling the number of our study abroad participants by 2020. As part of this commitment, International Programs awards an average of $200,000 in scholarships annually to about 100 students.

Current FSU students who have been admitted to an International Program can apply to IP scholarships through the FS4U portal (link below). Before applying, you should review the list of available scholarship opportunities as well as the application process instructions.

Please note: IP scholarships are not available to in-state/out-of-state students currently on the First Year Abroad (FYA) program or First Semester Abroad (FSA) program or those who are directly enrolled at FSU-Panama. Some scholarships may have additional eligibility criteria in addition to what is listed below. Please reference the Scholarship Application Instructions for complete details.

Scholarship Application Deadlines

Program Start Date Scholarship Open Date Scholarship Application Deadline Scholarship Award Decisions Communicated to Applicants
Spring Break 2020 September 4, 2019 October 23, 2019 Prior to November 6, 2019

Scholarships Administered by Other FSU Departments

Other departments at FSU also offer their own study abroad scholarship opportunities. You can review the list of scholarships administered by other FSU departments by following the link below.

Other Scholarship Opportunities

Follow the link below for a general listing of  scholarships that may be available for international study. These scholarships are available to both FSU students and Non-FSU students.

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Study Abroad Loans

Additional Discount Opportunities

Students who have completed 15 or more credit hours on programs administered by the IP office, earning at least a 3.0 average or above in course work at the international location(s), are eligible for discounts for subsequent IP programs. Discounts are $500 for summer sessions or $1,000 for fall or spring semesters. Note: These savings are built into the program fees for First Year Abroad program students.

Florida-Costa Rica Linkage Institute

The Florida-Costa Rica Linkage Institute, known as FLORICA, was created in 1986, authorized by the Florida Legislature in 1987, and formalized by an agreement signed by the State University System of Florida, the Florida Community College System and the Council of Rectors of Costa Rican Universities (CONARE). Since its beginning, FLORICA has been administered for Costa Rica by CONARE and on behalf of the State of Florida by The Florida State University and Valencia College, with co-directors appointed from each institution.

FLORICA has strong credibility both in Florida and Costa Rica as a stimulus and a catalyst. The Institute has interfaced broadly in Costa Rica with public and private institutions and agencies including all the public universities.

Costa Rican citizens who have applied and been accepted in a Florida public university or community college may apply for out-of-state tuition waivers through the Florida-Costa Rica Institute Non-Resident Tuition Exemption Program.

Co-Directors

Florida State University
Stephanie Tillman
Florida State University
282 Champions Way
University Center Building A
Office Suite A5500
Tallahassee, FL 32306-2420
Phone: 850.644.3272
Fax: 850.644.8817
Email: linkage-flcr@fsu.edu

In Partnership with Valencia College
Rocky Blesso
Florida-Costa Rica Linkage Institute
Valencia College
P.O. Box 3028
Orlando, FL 32802
Phone: 407.582.5287
Email: hblesso@valenciacollege.com

Florida-France Linkage Institute

The Florida-France Linkage Institute was created by the Legislature of the State of Florida in 1989. Over the years, the scope of activities and outreach of the Institute have grown considerably; in Florida, in France, and in the départments of the French Caribbean. The Florida-France Linkage Institute is administered by The University of South Florida in partnership with Florida State University and Miami-Dade College. The educational mission of each of these institutions lends an unusual and unique diversity to the joint co-sponsorship of the Florida-France Linkage Institute. The Florida-France Linkage Institute is supported on behalf of France by the office of the French Consulate-General in Miami.

The Florida-France Linkage Institute utilizes the resources of the State University System and the Community College System. The Institute also serves as a clearinghouse for inter-institutional and community networking to bring projects and activities to college and university campuses.

Thus, the Florida-France Linkage Institute places a high priority on its mission to serve as a facilitator for international tourism, trade, economic development, and business for the Office of Tourism, Trade and Economic Development (OTTED).

For more information about tuition waivers for the Florida-France Linkage Institute and to apply: http://www.usf.edu/world/centers/florida-france/index.aspx

Co-Directors

University of South Florida
Christine Probes
Florida-France Linkage Institute
International Affairs Center
University of South Florida
4202 E. Fowler Ave., CPR107
Tampa, FL 33620-5550
Phone: (813) 974-3104
Fax: (813) 974-4613
Email: probes@usf.edu

In Partnership with Florida State University
To be announced

In Partnership with Miami-Dade College
To be announced

FSU Fees

Technology Fee (Not Included in Program Fees)

Florida State assesses a technology fee which is NOT included in the International Programs fee. The technology fee rate for 2019-2020 is assessed at $5.25 per credit hour for all students, regardless of location of study.

After registration, the student must pay the applicable technology fee; this fee is paid directly to Florida State University Student Business Services. Failure to pay this fee will result in a late payment charge being assessed to the student by Florida State University Student Business Services. International Programs has no control over the fee or any associated late payment penalty.

Facilities & Equipment Fees (Not Included in Program Fees)

International Programs fees do NOT include Facilities and Equipment Fees, which are assessed each semester for some majors (Medicine, Motion Pictures Arts, Music, Nursing, Fine Arts, Dance, Digital Media Production, etc.) even though you are studying overseas. If you are in one of these colleges/majors, you will be assessed a fee. Details can be found on the Registration Guide, under Fees and Financial Information.

Financial Aid and Financing Study Abroad Workshops

Financial Aid & Financing Study Abroad Workshops will be held at the Askew Student Life Center. See dates and times of workshops below. WALK-INS WELCOME!

  • Tuesday, January 21, 2020
    12:00 PM - 1:00 PM 101A Student Life Center
  • Thursday, January 23, 2020
    12:00 PM - 1:00 PM 101A Student Life Center
  • Wednesday, January 29, 2020
    12:00 PM - 1:00 PM 101A Student Life Center
  • Tuesday, February 4, 2020
    12:00 PM - 1:00 PM 101A Student Life Center

Deferment Forms

The online fee deferment is located in the International Programs Student Portal under the Money Matters area. Login here to access the portal.

First Semester Abroad Fee Liability (Including Withdrawal & Refund Policy)

Application Fee

All study abroad applicants are required to submit a non-refundable, non-transferrable $100 application fee in order to have their application reviewed by International Programs.

Commitment Fee

Once admitted to a study abroad program, a nonrefundable $1,500 Commitment Fee is required to confirm your participation in the program. FSU Applicants expecting to receive financial aid including scholarships, grants, and other sources of assistance have the option to submit a legally binding fee deferment form for all or part of the $1,500 commitment fee, with payment of the balance, if any. Non-FSU Students may not defer the Commitment Fee. Students whose offer of admission to Florida State University is rescinded after the commitment fee is paid will not be eligible to participate but remain fee liable for the commitment fee.

Applicants are fee liable for the entire $1,500 commitment fee on the date of receipt of the deferment form, payment of the fee or a combination of both, totaling $1,500.

Early Commitment Discount

Admitted applicants who pay or defer the entire $1,500 commitment fee by the Early Commitment Discount Date will receive a $250 reduction in the overall cost of their program.

Commitment Fee Payment Deadline

Admitted applicants who have not paid or deferred the non-refundable $1,500 commitment fee in full by the published commitment fee payment deadline will be canceled from their program and have no further fee liability. Applicants who apply to a program after the regular commitment fee payment deadline has passed must pay or defer the entire commitment fee to be eligible for admittance to a program.

Full Program Fee

All admitted applicants must pay or defer the full program fee in accordance with the published full payment date in order to avoid being canceled from the program.

  • Admitted applicants who have submitted a written request to cancel from the program by close of business on the full payment due date will be held liable for the $1,500 commitment fee but not the full program fee.
  • Admitted applicants who have not paid or deferred the full program fee or submitted a written request to cancel from the program as of the close of business on the full payment due date will be cancelled from the program and will retain liability for the commitment fee previously paid or deferred.
  • Fully paid or deferred admitted applicants who have submitted a written request to cancel from the program after close of business on the full payment due date will retain liability for the full program fee.

Refunds / Release of Liability of Program Fees

Refunds of program fees/release of liability for program fees will be granted when International Programs cancels a program.

Additionally, refunds of program fees/release of liability for program fees will be granted for student cancellations prior to the start of the program under the following circumstances, upon providing appropriate documentation:

  • Involuntary call to active duty
  • Death of the student or a death in the immediate family (parent, legal guardian, spouse, child, or sibling)

Partial Refunds / Release of Liability of Program Fees

Partial refunds/partial release of fee liability for program fees may be granted in instances of withdrawal prior to the start of the program under the following circumstances, upon providing appropriate documentation:

  • Illness of the student of such a duration or severity that it precludes overseas travel. The student will be required to submit all relevant medical records for review and evaluation by FSU’s University Health Services. University Health Services will advise International Programs’ refund committee of its recommendation. International Programs’ refund committee will notify the student of the decision.
  • Exceptional unforeseen circumstances beyond the control of the student, as approved by the International Programs refund committee.
  • Failure to meet or maintain admission requirements, including rescission of admission by the Florida State University Office of Admissions for failure to meet the conditions of one’s admission. Students whose admissions offer to Florida State University is rescinded after the commitment fee is paid remain fee liable for the entire commitment fee amount.

Refund and Release of Liability Policy Details

In evaluating requests, the refund committee considers the timeliness of the notification in relation to the event causing the need for withdrawal and timeliness in relation to the start of the program.

  • Refunds or release of liability cannot be granted, under any circumstances, in instances of withdrawal after a program has begun.
  • In no instance is a refund or release of fee liability request considered if it is after the end of the applicable program or semester, even if the cancellation or withdrawal occurred prior to the start of the program.
  • Applicants who apply and are accepted after published due dates remain liable for fees in accordance with the published dates.

Submitting Cancellations and Refund / Release From Fee Liability Requests

Submit all cancellations and requests for refunds or release from fee liability in writing via email to ip-cancel@fsu.edu. Applicants should include their last name and program code in the subject line of the email.

Alternatively, requests can be submitted in writing to International Programs at the following postal address:

Attention: Refund Committee
Office of FSU International Programs
A5500 University Center
282 Champions Way
P.O. Box 3062420
Tallahassee, FL 32306-2420

Visa Information

England

A visa is not required for US citizens participating on a study-abroad program under six months. Anyone wishing to partake in two consecutive semesters will likely be required to obtain a visa and should contact an Immigration Specialist at ip-visas@fsu.edu for assistance.

  • Passport Validity: Participants must hold a passport valid for at least six months beyond their intended departure from the UK containing at least two empty visa pages. Keep in mind that the last three pages of your passport are not visa pages.
  • Arrival in the UK: You will be issued an immigration letter before departing the US which explains that you will be partaking on a study abroad programme in the UK. Upon arrival, you must not use the eGates. Instead, you will need to see a Border Force Officer and present them your immigration letter to ensure you receive a short-term student stamp.
  • Flight Restrictions: Due to the relationship between the Republic of Ireland and the United Kingdom, you will not have the opportunity to obtain the necessary student stamp. Therefore, you cannot arrive on a flight that has a connection through Ireland.
  • Non-US Citizens: It is the responsibility of the participant to check the following link to determine if a visa is needed to partake in a study abroad programme in the UK: https://www.gov.uk/check-uk-visa. If a visa is required, please email an Immigration Specialist at ip-visas@fsu.edu and they will assist you to the best of their ability.
  • E.U. Citizens: Please be advised that if you possess dual citizenship with a European country, most countries require that you enter on your European passport. Check the expiration date to ensure it is valid for the duration of your time abroad and if it is not, you should renew it immediately.

Italy

A visa is required for U.S. citizens participating in a study abroad program longer than 90 days in Italy. A number of documents will need to be submitted in order for International Programs to apply for the visa on your behalf. Full visa information will be provided in a “Visa Packet”. Please take note of the following important visa requirements:

  • Passport Validity: Participants must hold a passport valid for at least six months beyond their intended departure from Italy containing at least two empty visa pages. Keep in mind that the last three pages of your passport are not visa pages.
  • Financial Support: The Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs require those applying for a semester-long student visa to have proof of financial support in the amount of $4,000. This must be in the form of an original recent bank statement (checking/savings only) or a notarized letter from the bank for an account either in the student’s or parent(s)’/guardian(s)’ names.
  • Travel Restrictions: You will be required to submit your passport for visa processing. As such, international travel prior to your program will be restricted. If you have preexisting travel arrangements, please contact ip-visas@fsu.edu.
  • Under 18 Years Old: Minors will be required to submit additional visa documentation. Please contact ip-visas@fsu.edu if you will be under 18 as of June prior to your program.
  • Non-U.S. Citizens: Non-U.S. citizens will be required to submit documentation proving the ability to return to the U.S. following their study abroad program. Further information will be provided in the Visa Packet.
  • E.U. Citizens: Please be advised that if you possess dual citizenship with a country in the European Union, you will likely be required to enter Italy on your European passport. Check the expiration date to ensure it is valid for the duration of your time abroad. If it is not, you should renew it immediately.

Republic of Panama

A Temporary Resident Permit is required for U.S. citizens participating in a study abroad program in Panama. While the majority of the application process will occur in Panama, please take note of the following important requirements:

  • Passport Validity: Participants must hold a passport valid for at least six months beyond their intended departure from Panama containing at least two empty visa pages. Keep in mind that the last three pages of your passport are not visa pages.
  • Police Background Check: Please be advised that a criminal background check is required as part of the visa process. International Programs can obtain this on your behalf.
  • Under 18 Years of Age: Minors will be required to submit additional visa documentation to International Programs prior to departure. Please contact ip-visas@fsu.edu if you will be under 18 upon arrival in Panama.
  • Non-U.S. Citizens: Depending on your country of citizenship, you may be subject to a different immigration process prior to departure. If you are a non-U.S. citizen, please contact ip-visas@fsu.edu and we will assist you to the best of our ability.

Spain

A visa is required for U.S. citizens participating in a study abroad program longer than 90 days in Spain. A number of documents will need to be submitted in order for International Programs to apply for the visa on your behalf. Full visa information will be provided in a “Visa Packet”. Please take note of the following important visa requirements:

  • Passport Validity: Participants must hold a passport valid for at least six months beyond their intended departure from Spain containing at least two empty visa pages. Keep in mind that the last three pages of your passport are not visa pages.
  • Financial Support: The Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs require those applying for a semester-long student visa to have proof of financial support in the amount of $2,600. This must be in the form of original financial aid award letters, an original recent bank statement (checking/savings only), or a notarized letter from the bank for an account either in the student’s or parent(s)’/guardian(s)’ names.
  • FBI Background Check: The Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs requires all students applying for a visa with a duration greater than six months to obtain an FBI Background Check. Please do not start the background check process until prompted.
  • Travel Restrictions: You will be required to submit your passport for visa processing. As such, international travel prior to your program will be restricted. If you have preexisting travel arrangements, please contact ip-visas@fsu.edu.
  • Under 18 Years Old: Minors will be required to submit additional visa documentation. Please contact ip-visas@fsu.edu if you will be under 18 as of June prior to your program.
  • Non-U.S. Citizens: Non-U.S. citizens will be required to submit documentation proving the ability to return to the U.S. following their study abroad program. Further information will be provided in the Visa Packet.
  • E.U. Citizens: Please be advised that if you possess dual citizenship with a country in the European Union, you will likely be required to enter Spain on your European passport. Check the expiration date to ensure it is valid for the duration of your time abroad. If it is not, you should renew it immediately.

Documents

Health & Safety

For sixty years, Florida State University's International Programs has been committed to providing a rewarding academic and cultural experience that enriches the lives of our students. Our highest priority is and always has been the welfare and security of our students.

Program directors maintain contact with our Tallahassee office, local authorities, and United States officials, both at home and abroad. Each program holds meetings with students in which safety procedures and precautions are detailed and regularly re-emphasized. Each program has an Emergency Plan which includes details about local health care facilities, meeting points and procedures, and contingency plans and funds should it ever become necessary to evacuate our students.

Students are reminded to inform International Programs of the details of their independent travel details via our online travel form, heed US State Department travel advisories, and take relevant emergency and US Embassy/Consulate contact information with them.

Students venture abroad to experience other cultures, and to gain a deeper appreciation of their role as American citizens in the world. FSU International Programs is fully committed to helping students realize these aspirations in a safe and secure learning environment.

Insurance

International Programs Insurance

All International Programs fees include international medical and evacuation insurance coverage through Cultural Insurance Services International (CISI). A link to our policy is provided below. The coverage will be effective for participants from the day the program starts until the day the program ends. Please note: this policy is NOT intended to replace your domestic coverage. For more information, visit studentinsurance.fsu.edu.

Travel Insurance Information

FSU International Programs encourages program participants to consider purchasing travel insurance. Travel insurance comes in many forms and can protect you in case you need to change your travel plans due to unforeseen circumstances. The coverage ranges from help with lost baggage to delay in flight plans to trip cancellation.

Travel insurance that covers fees associated with changing your airfare plans is especially helpful for those attending programs that require entry or student visas. Immigration approval can take months with regulations changing often that can cause the need to delay or cancel flight plans. Often airfare arrangements are non-refundable or cannot be changed without fee penalties. Certain types of trip cancellation insurance will reimburse you the cost of your airfare or penalty fees. Travel Insurance must cover failure to obtain visa.

You may wish to begin researching travel insurance and trip cancellation policies by using the Travel Insurance Review website. Their Travel Insurance 101: The Complete Guide to Travel Insurance section is particularly helpful for those just beginning their research. They also have a section that allows you to compare different policies.

Travel Resources

University Policies & Resources

Clery Act

In compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the Florida State University study center safety guides include institutional policies concerning campus security, such as policies concerning alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, sexual assault, and other matters. The report also contains statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus, in certain off campus buildings or property owned or controlled by The Florida State University; and on public property within or immediately adjacent and accessible from the campus. A paper copy is available upon request to FSU International Programs at A5500 University Center, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL 32306-2420, or by contacting FSU International Programs at (850) 644-3272 or (800) 374-8581.

Copies are also available from the study center administrative offices or you may download from the links below: