Bachelor of Arts in English: Concentration in Creative Writing Roadmap

120 Total Units Required
Minimum Number of Units in the Major: 42

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterUnits
GE Area A: Oral Communication (A1) or Critical Thinking (A3) 1 3
GE Area A: Written English Communication (A2) 2 3
GE Area B: Quantitative Reasoning (B4) 3 3
GE Area D: U.S. History (D2) or U.S. and California Government (D3) 3
Complementary Studies or SF State Studies or University Elective 4 3
 Units15
Second Semester
GE Area A: Oral Communication (A1) or Critical Thinking (A3) 3
GE Area A: Written English Communication II (A4) 3
 
GE Area B: Physical Science (B1) and Laboratory Science (B3) 5 3-4
GE Area C: Arts (C1) or Humanities (C2) 3
Complementary Studies or SF State Studies or University Elective 4 3
 Units15-16
Third Semester
GE Area A: Written English Communication II (A4) if not already satisfied 3
 
GE Area B: Life Science (B2) and Laboratory Science (B3) 5 3-4
GE Area C: Arts (C1) 3
GE Area D: U.S. History (D2) or U.S. and California Government (D3) 3
Complementary Studies or SF State Studies or University Elective 4 3
 Units15-16
Fourth Semester
GE Area C: Humanities: Literature (C3) 3
GE Area D: Social Sciences (D1) 3
Complementary Studies or SF State Studies or University Elective – Take Three 4 9
 Units15
Fifth Semester
C W 301 Fundamentals of Creative Writing 3
C W 302 Fundamentals of Creative Reading 3
Literature Course (9 units) 6 3
Theory and Language Studies – Select One 7 3
Complementary Studies or SF State Studies or University Elective 3
 Units15
Sixth Semester
GWAR Course – Select One 3
Craft of Poetry - GWAR  
Craft of Fiction - GWAR  
Craft of Playwriting - GWAR  
Literature Course (9 units) 6 3
Writing from the American Experience or Global Literatures in English (3 units) 8 3
GE Area UD-D: Upper Division Social Sciences (Consider SF State Studies Course) 3
Complementary Studies or SF State Studies or University Elective 4 3
 Units15
Seventh Semester
C W 510
The Creative Process
or Special Topics in Writing
3
Literature Course (9 units) 3
Creative Process Area and/or Workshop Area (15 units) 9 3
GE Area UD-B: Upper Division Physical and/or Life Sciences (Consider SF State Studies Course) 3
GE Area UD-C: Upper Division Arts and/or Humanities (Consider SF State Studies Course) 3
 Units15
Eighth Semester
C W 601 Work in Progress 3
Creative Process Area and/or Workshop Area (15 units) – Take Three 9
Complementary Studies or SF State Studies or University Elective 4 3
 Units15
 Total Units120-122