Bachelor of Arts in English: Concentration in English Education Roadmap

120 Total Units Required
Minimum Number of Units in the Major: 53

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
GE Area C: Arts (C1) 3
GE Area D: U.S. History (D2) or U.S. and California Government (D3) 3
 Units15
Second Semester
Major Prerequisite (Two Total): Lower division Course in Literature in English – Take One 3
GE Area A: Oral Communication (A1) or Critical Thinking (A3) 3
GE Area B: Physical Science (B1) and Laboratory Science (B3) 3 3-4
Complementary Studies or SF State Studies or University Elective 4 5
 Units14-15
Third Semester
Major Prerequisite (Two Total): Lower division Course in Literature in English – Take One 3
GE Area B: Life Science (B2) and Laboratory Science (B3) 3 3
GE Area C: Humanities: Literature (C3) 3
GE Area D: Social Sciences (D1) 3
Complementary Studies or SF State Studies or University Elective 3
 Units15
Fourth Semester
Major Emphasis (12–22 Units Total) – Take One 5 3
GE Area C: Arts (C1) or Humanities (C2) 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 – Take Two 6
 Units15
Fifth Semester
Select One Mythology and Oral Traditions Course if not Taken as a Prerequisite Above 6 3
ENG 417 Academic Literacy and the Urban Adolescent 3
ENG 480GW Junior Seminar - GWAR 3
ENG 655 Literature and the Adolescent Reader 3
GE Area UD–B: Upper Division Physical and/or Life Sciences (Consider SF State Studies Course) 3
 Units15
Sixth Semester
ENG 419 Advanced Composition for Teachers 3
ENG 420 Introduction to the Study of Language 3
ENG 583
Shakespeare: Representative Plays
or Shakespeare: Selected Plays
3
Major Emphasis (12–22 units total) 5 3
GE Area UD–D: Upper Division Social Sciences (Consider SF State Studies Course) 3
 Units15
Seventh Semester
COMM 220
Introduction to the Performance of Literature
or Oral Interpretation of the First Person Voice
3-4
Select One: 3
Language in Context  
Second Language Acquisition  
Seminar in Sociolinguistics of Composition  
ENG 461 Literature in English II: 18th and 19th Centuries 3
Major Emphasis (12–22 units total) – Take Two 5 6
 Units15-16
Eighth Semester
ENG 462 Literature in English III: The Twentieth Century 3
ENG 688 Assessment in English Language Arts 1
Global Literature: A Course in Anglophone (composed in English) literature not from the U.S. or Britain. Courses in this section must be chosen with approval of advisor. 3
Major Emphasis (12–22 units total) or SF State Studies or University Electives – Take Three 5 9
 Units16
 Total Units120-122
1

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.

2

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.

3

Consider taking a class combined with a laboratory or a separate lab to fulfill B3 if not already satisfied.

4

Twelve units of complementary studies are required of all candidates in any of the four concentrations (Literature, Linguistics, English Education and Individual Major) in the Bachelor of Arts degree in English. These units must come from courses bearing a prefix other than ENG, and must not be cross-listed with ENG. English majors will be offered four pathways for satisfying this requirement; each pathway is designed to facilitate graduation in a timely manner.

  • Foreign Language: 12 units in a single foreign language;\
  • Second Major / Minor / Certificate: 12 units of course work taken as part of a second major, a minor or a certificate;
  • Study Abroad: 12 units of course work taken in an approved study abroad program (such as CSU Study Abroad);

Related Subjects: 12 units of course work in related disciplines with the approval of a English Department advisor.

Related subjects typically include (but are not limited to) Comparative and World Literature, Classics, Creative Writing, Ethnic Studies, Foreign Languages, History, Journalism, and Women and Gender Studies. For this option, 6 units must be from classes in a non-literary related field.

Depending on concentration within the major, CS pathway, and with approval of a departmental advisor, up to 12 units from courses with non-ENG prefixes that count towards the Complementary Studies requirement may also count as English electives in fulfillment of Major requirements.

5

Emphasis: Literature (12 units)
ENG 460 Literature in English I: Beginnings through the 17th Century
ENG 690 Senior Seminar (variable topics; see current Class Schedule)
Select one course in theory or criticism
Select one additional upper-division elective

Emphasis: Linguistics (12 – 15 units)
ENG 421 SYNTAX
ENG 422 History of the English Language
ENG 424 Phonology and Morphology
ENG 425 Language in Context  (if not used to satisfy Applied Linguistics above)
Select an additional linguistics elective with approval of advisor

Emphasis: Creative Writing (15 units)
C W 301 Fundamentals of Creative Writing
C W 302 Fundamentals of Creative Reading
Craft of Writing – Select one of the following:
C W 511GW Craft of Poetry - GWAR
C W 512GW Craft of Fiction - GWAR
C W 513GW Craft of Playwriting - GWAR

Upper-Division Creative Writing Electives 

Select two upper-division Creative Writing electives (workshop or creative process classes in Creative Writing)

Emphasis: Drama 5 (19 – 22 units)

Lower-Division Acting             

TH A 130 Acting Workshop I

TH A 230 Acting Workshop II

Stage Production, General and Technical Theatre        

TH A 205 Introduction to Technical Theatre and Design

Select one of the following:

TH A 310 Scenery and Properties Laboratory and Crew

TH A 312 Costuming and Makeup Laboratory and Crew             

TH A 313 Lighting and Sound Laboratory and Crew   

Theatre Backgrounds

Select one of the following:

TH A 401 Theatre Backgrounds: 500 B.C.-1642         

TH A 402 Theatre Backgrounds: 1642-1900

TH A 403 Theatre Backgrounds: 1900-Present            

Acting and Directing

Upper division courses — one may be used for Speech Performance above, which would reduce the English Education requirements by 1 unit)

6

Mythology and Oral Traditions

AIS 162 American Indian Oral Literature
CLAS 230 Ancient Epic Tales
CWL 250 Fables and Tales
CWL 260 Myths of the World
CWL 421 Celtic Literature
ENG 636 Greek and Roman Myth and Modern Literature
LTNS 435 Oral History Methods: Theory and Practice