Bachelor of Arts in English: Concentration in Individual Major Roadmap

120 Total Units Required
Minimum Number of Units in the Major: 45             

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 Literature Course in English 3
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) 3 3-4
Complementary Studies or SF State Studies or University Elective 4 3
 Units15-16
Third Semester
Major Prerequisite (Two Total): Lower-division Literature Course in English 3
GE Area A: Written English Communication II (A4) if not already satisfied 3
 
GE Area B: Physical Science (B1) and Laboratory Science (B3) 3 3-4
GE Area C: Humanities: Literature (C3) 3
GE Area D: Social Sciences (D1) 3
 Units15-16
Fourth Semester
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 Three 4 9
 Units15
Fifth Semester
ENG 420 Introduction to the Study of Language 3
ENG 480GW Junior Seminar - GWAR 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 – Take Two 4 6
 Units15
Sixth Semester
ENG 421 SYNTAX 3
ENG 424 Phonology and Morphology 3
ENG 583
Shakespeare: Representative Plays
or Shakespeare: Selected Plays
3
Concentration Electives (Four Total with Approval of Advisor) – Take Two 6
 Units15
Seventh Semester
ENG 425 Language in Context 3
Major Core: Survey Course – Take One 5 3
Concentration Electives (Four Total with Approval of Advisor) – Take One 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
Eighth Semester
ENG 422 History of the English Language 3
Concentration Electives (Four Total with Approval of Advisor) – Take Two 6
Major Core: Survey Course – Take One 5 3
Complementary Studies or SF State Studies or University Elective – Take Two 4 3
 Units15
 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

Complementary Studies

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.

  1. Foreign Language: 12 units in a single foreign language;
  2. 2nd Major, Minor, or Certificate: 12 units of course work taken as part of a second major, a minor or a certificate;
  3. Study Abroad: 12 units of course work taken in an approved study abroad program (such as CSU Study Abroad);
  4. Related Subjects: 12 units of course work in related disciplines with the approval of an 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, six units must be from classes in a non-literary related field.

Depending on the concentration within the major, CS pathway, and with the 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.

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 to ensure degree completion within 60 units.

5

Major Survey Course
ENG 460 Literature in English I: Beginnings through the 17th Century (3 units)
ENG 461 Literature in English II: 18th and 19th Centuries (3 units)
ENG 462 Literature in English III: The Twentieth Century (3 units)