English: Concentration in Literature

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?  English Literature majors pursue a historically grounded study of British, American, and “post-colonial” Anglophone literatures, taking required courses in the core curriculum as well as elective courses that allow students to pursue their individual interests.
Does your department have a major planning sheet for me as a guide? No, we do not have a major planning sheet.
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.

Transfer Student Info

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? GE Area E, or equivalent.
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 (ENG 218 and ENG 250) should be completed before starting upper-division coursework, but there are no actual holds for this.  New transfer students should meet with a major advisor as soon as possible to be sure they have completed the equivalents of ENG 218 and ENG 250.
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? 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?

GE Area A2

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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