The Composition for Multilingual Students program is a University-wide undergraduate program through which non-native speakers of English meet the general education requirements for oral and written communication and the lower- and upper-division written English requirements. View the G.E. Baccalaureate Requirements: Oral and Written Communication for SF State Students (PDF).
We believe that you are the best person to choose which CMS writing course is best for you.
Our advising module will provide you with guidance to help you make the best choice possible.
There is no cost associated with our advising module; it is free of charge.
Please follow instructions sent to your SF State email address when you accept admission and/or visit our advising module to make your course selection.
CMS Office: Location, Contact and Hours, Faculty information
Monday - Thursday: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM; 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM; Closed on Fridays
Fall 2020 CMS faculty (name, email, office hours)
Barbara Cooper (email@example.com) Fri 1:00-2:00, and by appointment
Maureen Fitzgerald (firstname.lastname@example.org) Mon & Wed 12:00-12:45, and by appointment
Kirsten Hilbert (email@example.com)
Mary Warden (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Lisa Vicar (email@example.com) Tues & Thur 2:30 - 3:30
Lyn Motai (firstname.lastname@example.org) Tue 5:00-6:30pm, Thu 6:00-7:00pm, and by appointment
Julia Schulte (email@example.com)
Esther Chan (firstname.lastname@example.org) Mon Tue Thur 12:00-1:00, and by appointment
Learn answers to questions regarding graduation credit, CMS courses, transfer students, non-SF State students, tutoring, and graduate students by reviewing our CMS FAQS.
Before enrolling in any CMS course, a student should complete the Advising Module.
CMS Program Classes
Learn more about the CMS Program classes (PDF) and how they differ from the Composition classes.
CMS Class Schedule
Take a look at the SFSU Class Schedule.
CMS Course Descriptions
The program includes courses for, Oral Communication, First Year Writing and supportive Literacy and Grammar/Editing classes. View additional information on the CMS course descriptions.
CMS and GWAR
For more information on how CMS classes may benefit you or (if you are an instructor) your students. View additional information on CMS and GWAR.
CMS Faculty Contact Information
See the list of CMS faculty, including their office locations, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses.
CMS TA Application
Current MA TESOL students have the opportunity to apply to become teaching assistants (TAs) for CMS classes. View additional information on the TA application process.
Hiring Pool for Part-Time Lecturers in CMS Program
The Composition for Multilingual Students (CMS) Program accepts applications for their Part-Time Lecturer Hiring Pool during each spring semester. View additional information about the hiring process.