English: Concentration in Linguistics

Major Requirements (SF State Bulletin: Degree Requirements)

Roadmap (SF State Bulletin: Roadmap)

GE Requirements (SF State Bulletin: General Education)

Major Department Website

Your major advisor answered a few questions to assist you with your first semester courses — see below.

General Information

What are some of the highlights and features to know about this major? A major in linguistics provides students with the skills needed for careers in education, academia, tech industry and the non-profit sector.
When should I first meet with my major department? As soon as possible.
How will I be assigned to a major advisor and how do I contact them? According to concentration; for Linguistics, the advisors are Professor Lederer and Professor Smirnova; contact advisors via email or visit during office hours.
Where can I find information about major advising?


Does this major require any pre-work from me before I attend orientation or register for classes? None.
What should I do if my major core and/or prerequisite courses are full? Consult with Professor Lederer or Professor Smirnova

Transfer Student Info

What upper division courses should I take in my first semester as a transfer student for this major?

Any courses in the English major core, which can be found on our website here: https://english.sfsu.edu/content/undergraduate-program.

Are there any prerequisites to these upper division courses for the major? Any two lower-division Literature courses, or one Literature course and one writing-intensive English course (excluding First Year Composition/ENG 1A).
Are there any registration blocks or holds in the system for this major, and if so, what do I do/who do I contact to clear them? Though the two lower-division courses should be taken prior to the upper-division courses, there are no actual holds for this. All incoming transfer students should meet with a major advisor to check if they have these two courses, though.
Does this major have an approved Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT) roadmap?

Yes, from an AA-T in English.

[Click here for ADT Roadmap]

Freshmen Student Info

Are there any courses I should take first as a Freshman to get started in this major and/or are there any lower division GE course requirements that I can take that will also count toward this major? ENG 250 (Variable topics) and ENG 218 (after taking ENG 114) both count toward GE as well as the English major.
Are there entry or prerequisite requirements for these Freshmen courses?

ENG 114 is a prerequisite for ENG 218.

Can any of my AP or IB tests count toward requirements in this major?
None that will count toward major requirements.
AP English Language and Composition scores of 3 or higher can count toward GE requirements Area A2 (ENG 114).
AP English Literature and Composition scores of 3 or higher can count toward GE requirements Area A2 (ENG 114) and Area C2.

College of Liberal & Creative Arts Advising Resource Center (ARC)

Services provided for: Undergraduate students pursuing a major, minor or certificate in the College of Liberal and Creative Arts.

Services offered: Academic planning, general education advising, academic probation advising, petition consultation, career prep and planning, major career exploration, graduation check (GE and graduation requirements), study abroad, connecting with communities and discovering campus resources.

Phone: (415) 338-1486
Website: advisinglca.sfsu.edu
Email: achieve@sfsu.edu
Location: HUM 112