Bachelor of Arts in English: Concentration in Literature – ENGL Associate Degree for Transfer Roadmap

This is a sample pathway for students who transfer to San Francisco State University in 2017–2018 with an AA-T in English. Six lower division units in the major and all lower division GE requirements have been satisfied. Additional units in the major may have been satisfied. Check with a major advisor about the most appropriate course sequence. Degree completion guaranteed in 60 units; see the Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT) section for more information.

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterUnits
Select One: 3
Literature in English I: Beginnings through the 17th Century  
Literature in English II: 18th and 19th Centuries  
Literature in English III: The Twentieth Century  
ENG 480GW Junior Seminar - GWAR 3
US History 3
or University Elective if US History met before transfer
 
Upper Division GE: UD-B, UD-C, or UD-D 3
University Elective 3
 Units15
Second Semester
Select One: 3
Literature in English I: Beginnings through the 17th Century  
Literature in English II: 18th and 19th Centuries  
Literature in English III: The Twentieth Century  
ENG 583
Shakespeare: Representative Plays
or Shakespeare: Selected Plays
3
Major Concentration (Linguistics) 3
Major Concentration (Theory or Criticism) 3
U.S. and California Government 3
or University Elective if US/CA Government met before transfer
 
 Units15
Third Semester
Select One: 3
Literature in English I: Beginnings through the 17th Century  
Literature in English II: 18th and 19th Centuries  
Literature in English III: The Twentieth Century  
Major Concentration (Global Literatures) 3
Major Concentration (Elective) – Take Two 1 6
Upper Division GE: UD-B, UD-C, or UD-D 3
 Units15
Fourth Semester
ENG 690 Senior Seminar 3
Major Concentration (Elective) – Take Two 1 6
Upper Division GE: UD-B, UD-C, or UD-D 3
University Elective 3
 Units15
 Total Units60
1

Within the 12 units of electives, take one three unit course to satisfy the pre-1800 distribution requirement. However, if the ENG 690 topic addresses a pre-1800 literary subject, this can fulfill the pre-1800 distribution requirement instead.

To Do at SF State:

Enough total units to reach 120 minimum for graduation; 40 units minimum at the upper division level; to include the following:

University-Wide Requirements: 9–15 Units

  • ENG 214 or equivalent A4 course (0 units) – satisfied via completion of English AA-T.
  • American Institutions (0–6 units): US History, US Government, California State and Local Government requirements if not taken before transfer
  • Upper division GE, areas B, C and D (9 units): Check for literature courses approved for UD GE (C) that also satisfy major requirements.
  • Students entering this major with the AA-T in English are not required to fulfill SF State Studies requirements.
  • Complementary Studies: consult with a department advisor on how transfer units and/or SF State units can be applied to ensure degree completion within 60 units.

English (Literature) Major:  39 Units

Six lower division units met in transfer; see major advisor regarding how to apply these and additional units, if any.

  • Major Core/GWAR (15 units)
  • Major Concentration (9 units): one course each in linguistics, theory or criticism, and global literatures. Select in consultation with a major advisor.
  • Major Concentration/Electives (12 units): One elective course must be in literature before 1800. See Note 1 above.
  • Culminating Experience (3 units): ENG 690. Must be taken in one of the final two semesters. See Note 1 above.

University Electives: Six or More Units

Depends on course choices made at the community college, how transferred units are applied to the requirements above, and course choices at SF State. Some courses may meet more than one requirement, e.g. in both UD GE and the major.