Comparative and World Literature SF Scholars Roadmaps

The San Francisco State Scholars program provides undergraduate students with an accelerated pathway to a graduate degree. Students in this program pursue a bachelor’s and master’s degree simultaneously. This program allows students to earn graduate credit while in their junior and/or senior year, reducing the number of semesters required for completion of a master’s degree.

This roadmap is a suggested plan of study and does not replace meeting with an advisor. Please note that students may need to adjust the actual sequence of courses based on course availability. Please consult an advisor in your major program for further guidance.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
Fall SemesterUnits
ENG 114 Writing the First Year: Finding Your Voice (A2) 1 3
Any Lower-Division CWL Course Except CWL 214 (15 units) (Major Core) 3
GE Area A 2 3
GE Area B: Quantitative Reasoning (B4) 3 3
Complementary Studies or SF State Studies or University Elective 4 3
 Units15
Spring Semester
Program Electives (21 units) 5 3
GE Area A 3
GE Area B: Physical Science (B1) and Laboratory Science (B3) 6 3-4
GE Area D 3
GE Area E 3
 Units15-16
Second Year
Summer Semester
Complementary Studies or SF State Studies or University Elective 4 3
 Units3
Fall Semester
Program Electives (21 units) 5 3
GE Area B: Life Science (B2) and Laboratory Science (B3) 6 3-4
GE Area C 3
GE Area D 3
Complementary Studies or SF State Studies or University Elective 4 3
 Units15-16
Spring Semester
Program Electives (21 units) 5 3
GE Area C 3
GE Area D 3
Complementary Studies or SF State Studies or University Elective - Take Two 4 6
 Units15
Third Year
Summer Semester
Complementary Studies or SF State Studies or University Elective - Take Two 4 6
 Units6
Fall Semester
CWL 400GW Approaches to Comparative and World Literature - GWAR (Major Core) 3
Any CWL Course Except CWL 214 (15 units) (Major Core) 3
Program Electives (21 units) 5 3
GE Area UD-B: Upper-Division Physical and/or Life Sciences (Consider SF State Studies Course) 3
Complementary Studies or SF State Studies or University Elective 4 3
 Units15
Spring Semester
Any CWL Course Except CWL 214 (15 units) (Major Core) 3
Program Electives (21 units) - Take Two 5 6
GE Area UD-C: Upper-Division Arts and/or Humanities (Consider SF State Studies Course) 3
GE Area UD-D: Upper-Division Social Sciences (Consider SF State Studies Course) 3
 Units15
Fourth Year
Summer Semester
Complementary Studies or SF State Studies or University Elective - Take Two 4 6
 Units6
Fall Semester
CWL 800 Introduction to Graduate Study in Comparative Literature (Graduate Core) 3
Any CWL Course Except CWL 214 (15 units) (Major Core) 3
Program Electives (21 units) 5 3
Graduate Foreign Literature (9 units) 7 3
Complementary Studies or SF State Studies or University Elective 4 3
 Units15
Spring Semester
CWL 815 Seminar: Topics in Critical Theory (Graduate Core) 3
CWL 820 Topics in Comparative Literature (Graduate Core) 3
Any CWL Course Except CWL 214 (15 units) (Major Core) 3
Graduate Foreign Literature (9 units) 7 3
Complementary Studies or SF State Studies or University Elective 4 3
 Units15
Fifth Year
Fall Semester
CWL 825 Advanced Study in Comparative Literature (Graduate Core) 3
Graduate Foreign Literature (9 units) 7 3
Graduate Elective (6 units) 8 3
 Units9
Spring Semester
Select One (Culminating Experience): 3
Directed Reading in Comparative Literature  
Master's Thesis  
Graduate Elective (6 units) 8 3
 Units6
 Total Units150-152