English: Concentration in Linguistics

Major department advisors answered a few questions to assist you with your first-semester class selection. 

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?

http://english.sfsu.edu/content/linguistics-program

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 prequisite 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 core courses (ENG 420, ENG 480GW, ENG 583/584, ENG 461, 462)

Any courses in the concentration: ENG 421, 424, 425

Are there any prerequisites to these upper division courses for the major? Any two lower-division courses in English literature.
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? None.
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? Any two lower-division courses in English literature.  For GE and Written English proficiency requirements, you will need to complete ENG 114 & ENG 214 (or equivalent).
Are there entry or prerequisite requirements for these Freshmen courses?

None.

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 and A4.

AP English Literature and Compositionscores of 3 or higher can count toward GE requirements Area A2, A4 and C2.

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