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 the current Bulletin year 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 3
AFRS 214 Second Year Written Composition: Africana Studies 3
or University Elective if A4 was met in transfer
AFRS 375 Law and the Black Community 1 3
Area of Emphasis (9 units) 2 3
Second Semester
AFRS 266 Black Online: Cyberspace, Culture, and Community 3
AFRS 210 Introduction to Africana Literature 3
AFRS 300 From Africa to Olmec America: Ancient African Prehistory and History 3
ETHS 300GW Writing in Ethnic Studies - GWAR 3
Area of Emphasis (9 units) 2 3
Third Semester
AFRS 303 African American History 3
AFRS 345 Blacks in Urban America 3
AFRS 515 Black Family Studies 3
Area of Emphasis (9 units) 2 3
GE Area UD–B: Upper Division Physical and/or Life Sciences 3
Fourth Semester
AFRS 516 Research Methods 3
GE Area UD-C: Upper-Division Arts and/or Humanities (Consider SF State Studies Course) 3
or University Elective if already satisfied
University Elective - Take Three 9
 Total Units60

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
  • 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)
  • 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.

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.