English: Concentration in Professional Writing and Rhetoric

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 Professional Writing & Rhetoric prepares students to work as writers in virtually every field of industry and public life, including high-technology industries, business, government, and research and nonprofit organizations. 
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.
How will I be assigned to a major advisor and how do I contact them? All PWR students are currently advised by Neil Lindeman, PWR coordinator. Email is the best way to reach Professor Lindeman: lindeman@sfsu.edu
Where can I find information about major advising? https://english.sfsu.edu/content/undergraduate-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?

Contact your advisor, Neil Lindeman.

Is there anything else I need to know about starting in this major? Please don't hesitate to contact your PWR major advisor with any questions that you have. Just send an email and you will receive a prompt response.

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? 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, English AA-T

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?

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 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.



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