B.A. in English: Concentration in Linguistics and M.A. in English: Concentration in Composition 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
Complementary Studies or SF State Studies or University Elective - Take Two 4 6
 Units15
Spring Semester
ENG 218 Literature Is Not A Luxury: Writing For Self and Community (Major Lower-Division Core, E) 3
ENG 250 Topics in Literature and Culture (Major Lower-Division Core, C2) 3
GE Area A 3
GE Area B: Physical Science (B1) and Laboratory Science (B3) 5 3-4
Complementary Studies or SF State Studies or University Elective 4 3
 Units15-16
Second Year
Fall Semester
GE Area B: Life Science (B2) and Laboratory Science (B3) 5 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
GE Area F ± 3
Complementary Studies or SF State Studies or University Elective - Take Two 4 6
 Units15
Third Year
Summer Semester
Complementary Studies or SF State Studies or University Elective - Take Two 4 6
 Units6
Fall Semester
ENG 420 Introduction to the Study of Language (Major Upper-Division Core, UD-C, GP) 3
ENG 480GW Writing in English: GWAR Seminar (Major Upper-Division Core) 3
Major Electives (9 units) - Take One 6 3
GE Area UD-B: Upper-Division Physical and/or Life Sciences (Consider SF State Studies Course) 3
U.S. and California Government 3
 Units15
Spring Semester
ENG 402 Introduction to Professional Writing and Rhetoric (Major Upper-Division Core) 3
ENG 421 Syntax (Major Concentration) 3
ENG 424 Phonology and Morphology (Major Concentration) 3
ENG 583 Shakespeare: Representative Plays (Major Upper-Division Core) 3
Major Electives (9 units) - Take One 6 3
 Units15
Fourth Year
Summer Semester
Complementary Studies or SF State Studies or University Elective - Take Two 4 6
 Units6
Fall Semester
ENG 425 Language in Context (Major Concentration) 3
ENG 461 Literature in English Since 1800 (Major Upper-Division Core) 3
ENG 640 Global Texts and Practices (Major Upper-Division Core, GP) 3
ENG 702 Introduction to Graduate Study of Composition, Linguistics, and TESOL (Graduate Core) 3
ENG 709 Seminar in Teaching Integrated Reading and Writing (Graduate Concentration) 3
 Units15
Spring Semester
ENG 422 History of the English Language (Major Capstone) 3
ENG 707 Topics in Language Analysis (Graduate Core) 3
ENG 710 Course Design in Composition and Post-Secondary Reading (Gradaute Concentration) 3
Major Electives (9 units) - Take One 6 3
GE Area UD-D: Upper-Division Social Sciences (Consider SF State Studies Course) 3
 Units15
Fifth Year
Fall Semester
ENG 700 Introduction to Composition Theory (Graduate Concentration) 3
ENG 733 Seminar in Student Teaching (Graduate Core) 3
Concentration Elective (6 units total) - Select One 7 3
 Units9
Spring Semester
ENG 728 Topics in Sociolinguistics (Graduate Core) 3
Select One (Culminating Experience): 3
Field Study or Applied Research Project  
Master's Thesis  
Concentration Elective (6 units total) - Select One 7 3
 Units9
 Total Units150-152