Bachelor of Arts in Comparative and World Literature Roadmap
120 Total Units Required
Minimum Number of Units in the Major: 39
To avoid taking additional units, it is recommended that you meet LLD and SF State Studies requirements (AERM, GP, ES, SJ) within your GE or major.
ENG 114 can only be taken if you complete Directed Self-Placement (DSP) and select ENG 114; if you choose ENG 104/ENG 105 through DSP you will satisfy A2 upon successful completion of ENG 105 in the second semester; multilingual students may be advised into alternative English courses.
Depending on courses completed through Early Start, students in Pathway/Category 3 or 4 may be required to enroll in a support course to complement their Quantitative Reasoning/B4 requirement. There are multiple course options for this pathway. Before enrolling in a B4 course, students should verify their MATH Pathway/Category in their Student Center. Information regarding the courses that correspond with your MATH Pathway/Category can be found on the Developmental Studies Office Website.
Bachelor of Arts students must complete at least twelve units of complementary studies outside of the primary prefix for the major. (Note: Students may not use an alternate prefix that is cross-listed with the primary prefix for the major.)
Students who complete two majors or a major and a minor automatically complete the complementary studies requirement. Additional ways to complete complementary studies for students in the comparative literature major is completion of 12 units in a language other than English or in some other group of courses outside the CWL-prefix (and not cross-listed with CWL) that is approved by a major advisor (which may include, but is not limited to, languages other than English, units toward a minor or certificate, study abroad, and literature courses taught in other departments).
Students who have earned AA-T or AS-T degrees and are pursuing a similar B.A. degree at SF State are required to fulfill the Complementary Studies requirement as defined by the major department. Students should consult with a major advisor about how transfer units and/or SF State units can best be applied to this requirement in order to ensure degree completion within 60 units.
Consider taking a class combined with a laboratory or a separate lab to fulfill B3 if not already satisfied.
Program Electives (21 Units)
In consultation with departmental advisors, students select upper-division literature courses that reflect their chosen advising pathway6. These courses may be from departments other than CWL (maximum five courses from a single literature).
Note: Up to four courses (12 units) in lower division literature courses may be used toward the total courses/units in the major; two courses (6 units) of these may be in non-CWL literature courses.
Students following the Comparative Literature pathway are advised to take courses that meet the following distribution requirements:
Note: Students following the “Comparative Literature” pathway may count up to three units of a non-literature foreign language course toward their degree.
Students following the World Literature pathway are advised to take CWL 230 and upper division courses that meet the following: