Bachelor of Arts in Comparative and World Literature – ENGL or SPAN Associate Degree for Transfer Roadmap

This is a sample pathway for students who transfer to San Francisco State University in the current Bulletin year with the AA-T in English OR the AA-T in Spanish. Up to 12 lower-division units in the major and all lower-division GE requirements have been satisfied. Degree completion guaranteed in 60 units; see the Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT) section for more information.

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterUnits
CWL 400GW Approaches to Comparative and World Literature - GWAR (Major Core) 3
Program Electives (21 units) 3
US History 3
or University Elective if US History met before transfer
 
GE Area UD-B: Upper-Division Physical and/or Life Sciences 3
University Elective 3
 Units15
Second Semester
Any CWL Course Except CWL 214 (12-15 units) (Major Core) – Take Two 6
Program Electives (21 units) 3
U.S. and California Government 3
or University Elective if US/CA Government met before transfer
 
University Elective 3
 Units15
Third Semester
Any CWL Course Except CWL 214 (12-15 units) (Major Core) 3
Program Electives (21 units) – Take Two 6
GE Area UD-D: Upper-Division Social Sciences 3
University Elective 3
 Units15
Fourth Semester
Any CWL Course Except CWL 214 (12-15 units) (Major Core) 3
Any CWL Course Except CWL 214 (12-15 units) (Major Core) 3
or University Elective if Major Core is Complete
 
Program Electives (21 units) – Take Two 6
GE Area UD–C: Upper Division Arts and/or Humanities 3
 Units15
 Total Units60

To Do at SF State:

Enough total units to reach 120 minimum for graduation; 30 units minimum at the upper-division level; to include the following:

University-Wide Requirements: 9–15 Units

  • American Institutions (0–6 units): US History, US Government, California State and Local Government requirements if not taken before transfer.
  • Upper-Division GE Areas B, C, and D (9 units): Courses required for the major may double-count if approved for UD GE.
  • Students entering the major with the AA-T in English or Spanish are not required to fulfill SF State Studies requirements.
  • Complementary Studies: consult with a department advisor on how transfer units and/or SF State units can be applied to ensure degree completion within 60 units.

Comparative and World Literature Major:  27–36 Units

See department advisor regarding how to apply ADT units to the degree. Up to 12 literature and up to 3 Spanish language units may be applied.

  • Major Core Courses/GWAR (15–18 units): Up to 3 units from the ADT (literature) may be applied if approved.
  • Program Electives (12–18 units): Select in consultation with a department advisor. Up to 9 units from the ADT may be applied if approved.

Note: Students may follow one of two advising pathways: Comparative Literature or World Literature. Consult with a department advisor.

University Electives: 9 or More Units

Depends on course choices made at the community college, how transferred units are applied to the requirements above, and course choices at SF State. Some courses may meet more than one requirement, e.g., in both UD GE and the major.