Bachelor of Arts in Africana Studies Roadmap

120 Total Units Required
Minimum number of units in the Major: 39

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterUnits
AFRS 101 Introduction to Africana Studies 3
GE Area A: Oral Communication (A1) or Critical Thinking (A3) 2 3
GE Area A: Written English Communication (A2) 3
GE Area B: Quantitative Reasoning (B4) 3
GE Area D: U.S. History (D2) or U.S. and California Government (D3) 3
 Units15
Second Semester
AFRS 200 Introduction to Black Psychology 3
AFRS 210 Introduction to Africana Literature 3
GE Area A: Oral Communication (A1) or Critical Thinking (A3) 3
GE Area A: Written English Communication II (A4) 3
 
GE Area D: U.S. History (D2) or U.S. and California Government (D3) 3
 Units15
Third Semester
AFRS 266 Black On-line: Cyberspace, Culture, and Community 3
Major Emphasis (9 Units Total) On Advisement – Take One 3
GE Area A: Written English Communication II (A4) if not already satisfied or SF State Studies or University Elective 3
GE Area B: Physical Science (B1) and Laboratory Science (B3) 3 3-4
GE Area C: Arts (C1) 3
 Units15-16
Fourth Semester
ETHS 300GW Writing in Ethnic Studies - GWAR 3
GE Area B: Physical Science (B1) and Laboratory Science (B3) 4 3-4
Complementary Studies or SF State Studies or University Electives – Take Three 9
 Units15-16
Fifth Semester
AFRS 300 From Africa to Olmec America: Ancient African Prehistory and History 3
AFRS 301 Africa in Global Perspective 3
GE Area UD–B: Upper Division Physical and/or Life Sciences (Consider SF State Studies Course) 3
Complementary Studies or SF State Studies or University Electives – Take Two 6
 Units15
Sixth Semester
AFRS 303 African American History (Major Core) 3
AFRS 345 Blacks in Urban America (Major Core) 3
GE Area UD–C: Upper Division Arts and/or Humanities (Consider SF State Studies Course) 3
Complementary Studies or SF State Studies or University Electives – Take Two 6
 Units15
Seventh Semester
AFRS 375 Law and the Black Community 3
AFRS 515 Black Family Studies 3
Major Emphasis (9 Units Total) On Advisement – Take One 3
Complementary Studies or SF State Studies or University Electives – Take Two 6
 Units15
Eighth Semester
AFRS 516 Research Methods 5 3
Major Emphasis (9 Units Total) On Advisement – Take One 3
SF State Studies or University Electives – Take Three 9
 Units15
 Total Units120-122
1

To avoid taking additional units, it is recommended that you meet LLD and SF State Studies requirements (AERM, GP, ES, SJ) within your GE or major.

2

ENG 114 can only be taken if you complete Directed Self-Placement (DSP) and select ENG 114; if you choose ENG 104/ ENG 105 through DSP you will satisfy A2 upon successful completion of ENG 105 in the second semester; multilingual students may be advised into alternative English courses.

3

Consider taking a class combined with a laboratory or a separate lab to fulfill B3.

4

Consider taking a class with a combined laboratory or a separate lab to fulfill B3 if the requirement has not already been met. You must take at least one GWAR (GW) course.

5

Serves as the culminating experience for the major.