English: Concentration in Literature
Major Requirements (SF State Bulletin: Degree Requirements)
Roadmap (SF State Bulletin: Roadmap)
GE Requirements (SF State Bulletin: General Education)
Your major advisor answered a few questions to assist you with your first semester courses — see below.
- General Information
- Transfer Student Information
- Freshman Student Information
- College Resource Center (Advising)
|When should I first meet with my major department?||As soon as possible; Literature advisors are named on the department website and students should visit one in their first semester at SF State.|
|How will I be assigned to a major advisor and how do I contact them?||We do not assign students to one major advisor. Students are free to consult with any listed on the department website.|
|Where can I find information about major advising?||http://english.sfsu.edu/content/advising|
|Does this major require any pre-work from me before I attend orientation or register for classes?||No.|
|What should I do if my major core and/or prerequisite courses are full?||Consult with an undergraduate major advisor.|
|Is there anything else I need to know about starting in this major?||We think it’s best for students to talk with an advisor (in-person or over email) every semester in order to track their progress through the major and plan their schedule for the coming semester.|
|What upper division courses should I take in my first semester as a transfer student for this major?||
The portal course for the Literature concentration is ENG 480: Junior Seminar (which is also the GWAR class for the major). As long as a transfer student has either completed the 6-unit lower-division course requirement or is taking one or both of those lower-division requirements concurrently, ENG 480 is appropriate for a first semester transfer student.
If other upper-division courses are possible, we recommend any of the English Core classes, 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 courses in Literature, or one Literature course and one writing-intensive English course (excluding freshman 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?||The two lower division courses should be taken before upper-division coursework, but there are no actual holds for this. Every new transfer student should meet with a major advisor to make sure you have those lower-division courses, though.|
|Does this major have an approved Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT) roadmap?||
Yes, from an AA-T in English.
|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?||English 250 (Variable topics) and ENG 218 (after taking ENG 114) both count for GE as well as the two lower-division requirements for the major.|
|Are there entry or prerequisite requirements for these Freshmen courses?||
|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 requirement 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.
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