Bachelor of Arts in Africana Studies – SJS Associate Degree for Transfer Roadmap

This is a sample pathway for students who transfer to San Francisco State University in 2017–2018 with an AA-T in Social Justice Studies. All lower division GE requirements have been satisfied. Check with a major advisor about the most appropriate course sequence. Degree completion guaranteed in 60 units; see the Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT) section for more information.

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterUnits
AFRS 101 Introduction to Africana Studies 3
AFRS 200
Introduction to Black Psychology
or Introduction to Africana Literature
3
AFRS 208 Introduction to African American History 1 3
or University Elective if US History was met in transfer
 
AFRS 214 Second Year Written Composition: Africana Studies 3
or University Elective if A4 was met in transfer
 
AFRS 326 Black Religion 1 3
 Units15
Second Semester
AFRS 200
Introduction to Black Psychology
or Introduction to Africana Literature
3
Core Requirement – See List – Select Two 6
AFRS 376 Government, the Constitution, and Black Citizens 2 3
or University Elective if US/CA Government met in transfer
 
ETHS 300GW Writing in Ethnic Studies - GWAR 3
 Units15
Third Semester
Core Requirements – See List – Select Two 6
AFRS 515 Black Family Studies 3
Major Emphasis (9 Units Total) See List 3
GE Area UD–B: Upper Division Physical and/or Life Sciences 3
 Units15
Fourth Semester
Core Requirements – See List – Select One 3
AFRS 516 Research Methods 3
Major Emphasis (9 Units Total) – See List – Take Two 6
University Elective 3 3
 Units15
 Total Units60
1

AFRS 208 and AFRS 326 also count towards AFRS Humanities emphasis.

2

AFRS 376 counts towards AFRS Behavioral and Social Sciences Emphasis.

3

Three or more units depending on course choices made at the community college, how transferred units are applied to the requirements above, and course choices at SF State. Some courses may meet more than one requirement, e.g., UD GE and the major.

To Do at SF State:

Enough total units to reach 120 minimum for graduation; 40 units minimum at the upper division level; to include the following:

 University-wide Requirements: 6–15 Units

  • AFRS 214 or equivalent A4 course if not completed prior to transfer (0–3 units)
  • American Institutions (0–6 units): US History, US Government, CA State and Local Government requirements. If not completed before transfer, recommended courses also satisfy specific major requirements. See notes.
  • University Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement/GWAR (3 units): ETHS 300GW
  • Upper division GE: Take three units to satisfy UD-B. Courses approved for UD-C and UD-D satisfy major requirements.
  • Students entering the major with the AA-T in Social Justice Studies are not required to fulfill SF State Studies requirements.
  • Complementary Studies: consult with a department advisor on how transfer units and/or SF State units can be applied to ensure degree completion within 60 units.

 Africana Studies major: 39 Units

  • Core Requirements (30 units) - see list below
  • Areas of Emphasis (9 units) – in consultation with a department advisor, choose three courses from either the Africana Humanities Emphasis or the Africana Behavioral and Social Sciences Emphasis. See list below.

University Electives: 3 or More Units

Depends on course choices made at the community college, how transferred units are applied to the requirements above, and course choices at SF State. Some courses may meet more than one requirement, e.g., in both UD GE and the major.

Core Requirements

AFRS 266Black On-line: Cyberspace, Culture, and Community3
AFRS 300From Africa to Olmec America: Ancient African Prehistory and History3
AFRS 303African American History3
AFRS 305Ancient Egypt3
AFRS 345Blacks in Urban America3
AFRS 375Law and the Black Community3

Africana Humanities Emphasis

AFRS 201Kemet, Afrocentricity, and the Dawn of Science3
AFRS 204Black Creative Arts3
AFRS 208Introduction to African American History3
AFRS 213Science and Spirituality in Ancient Africa3
AFRS 221African American Music: A 20th Century Survey3
AFRS 225Images and Issues in Black Visual Media3
AFRS 230African American Gospel Workshop3
AFRS 271Elementary Kiswahili Language and Culture3
AFRS 301Africa in Global Perspective3
AFRS 302Black Diaspora3
AFRS 305Ancient Egypt3
AFRS 312Kalifia: The Black Heritage of California3
AFRS 326Black Religion3
AFRS 400Black Arts and Humanities3
AFRS 411African and African American Literature3
AFRS 450African Philosophy and Cosmology3
AFRS 551Fieldwork in Africana Studies3
AFRS 525Black Child Development3
AFRS 665Black Journalism3

Africana Behavioral and Social Sciences Emphasis

AFRS 100General Studies Colloquium3
AFRS 111Black Cultures and Personalities3
AFRS 125Black Community Involvement Workshop3
AFRS 202Black Men's Studies3
AFRS 202Black Men's Studies3
AFRS 215Introduction to Black Family Studies3
AFRS 256Hip Hop Workshop3
AFRS 290Malcolm X in the Context of Black Nationalism3
AFRS 301Africa in Global Perspective3
AFRS 310Anthropology of Blackness3
AFRS 320Black Politics, Mass Movements, and Liberation Themes3
AFRS 335The Black Woman: A Cultural Analysis3
AFRS 350Black-Indians in the Americas3
AFRS 370Health, Medicine, and Nutrition in the Black Community3
AFRS 376Government, the Constitution, and Black Citizens3
AFRS 370Health, Medicine, and Nutrition in the Black Community3
AFRS 401Pan African Black Psychology: A North American, South American and Caribbean Comparison3
AFRS 600Proseminar in Africana Studies3
AFRS 646Frantz Fanon's Psychology of Violence, Negation, and Liberation3
AFRS 660Civil Rights Movement and Education3
AFRS 678Urban Issues of Black Children and Youth3
AFRS 705Seminar in Africana Studies3