English: Concentration in Literature
Major department advisors answered a few questions to assist you with your first-semester class selection.
|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?||https://english.sfsu.edu/student-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 prequisite 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 LD course requirement or is taking one or both of those LD requirements concurrently, 480 is appropriate for a first semester transfer student.
If other upper-division courses are possible, we recommend one of the survey courses too (ENG 460, 461, 462). These do not have to be taken in order.
|Are there any prerequisites to these upper division courses for the major?||Any two lower-division courses in 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?||ENG 214 or equivalent is required for all upper-division courses.|
|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?||Any two lower-division courses in Literature.|
|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 requirements Area A2 and A4.
AP English Literature and Composition scores of 3 or higher can count toward GE requirements Area A2, A4 and C2.