Chinese: Concentration in Chinese Literature & Linguistics and Chinese MA SF Scholars Roadmap

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
GE Area A 2 3
GE Area B: Quantitative Reasoning (B4) 3 3
GE Area C 3
Complementary Studies or SF State Studies or University Elective 4 3
 Units15
Spring Semester
Civilization & Culture - Select One 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
Fall Semester
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 - Take Two 4 6
 Units15-16
Spring Semester
GE Area C 3
GE Area D 3
Complementary Studies or SF State Studies or University Elective - Take Three 4 9
 Units15
Third Year
Summer Semester
Complementary Studies or SF State Studies or University Elective - Take Two 4 6
 Units6
Fall Semester
CHIN 311 Conversation and Reading (GP, Hidden Prerequisite for Upper-Division Chinese Courses) 3
MLL 325 Linguistics for Foreign Languages (Major Core) 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
Spring Semester
CHIN 312 Speech and Writing (GP, Hidden Prerequisite for Upper-Division Chinese Courses) 3
Literature in Translation - Select One 7 3
GWAR Course (3 units) 8 3
or Chinese Elective 9
 
GE Area UD-C: Upper-Division Arts and/or Humanities (Consider SF State Studies Course) 3
Complementary Studies or SF State Studies or University Elective 4 3
 Units15
Fourth Year
Summer Semester
Complementary Studies or SF State Studies or University Elective - Take Two 4 6
 Units6
Fall Semester
CHIN 401 Advanced Chinese (Major Core, GP) 3
Media Literacy - Select One: 3
Building Chinese Media Literacy  
Media Chinese (GP)  
CHIN 822 Classical Chinese Literature (Graduate Core) 3
Modern Literature - Select One: 3
The Road To Modernity Part I: Chinese Literary Trends of the Late Imperial and Republican Periods  
Modern Chinese Literature  
GE Area UD-D: Upper-Division Social Sciences (Consider SF State Studies Course) 3
 Units15
Spring Semester
Select One (Major Core): 3
Introduction to Classical Chinese (GP)  
Readings in Literary Chinese  
Content Course - Select One 10 3
Graduate Electives (18 units) - Take Two 11 6
Complementary Studies or SF State Studies or University Elective 4 3
 Units15
Fifth Year
Fall Semester
Linguistics - Select One: 3
Semantics and Morphology  
Language Change and Dialect Variation  
Graduate Electives (18 units) - Take Two 11 6
 Units9
Spring Semester
CHIN 896EXM Culminating Experience Examination (Culminating Experience) 0-3
Graduate Electives (18 units) - Take Two 11 6
Language Acquisition - Select One 12 3
 Units9-12
 Total Units150-155