Africana and Ethnic Studies SF State Scholars Roadmap

The San Francisco State Scholars program provides undergraduate students with an accelerated pathway to a graduate degree. Students in this program pursue a bachelor’s and master’s degree simultaneously. This program allows students to earn graduate credit while in their junior and/or senior year, reducing the number of semesters required for completion of a master’s degree.

This roadmap is a suggested plan of study and does not replace meeting with an advisor. Please note that students may need to adjust the actual sequence of courses based on course availability. Please consult an advisor in your major program for further guidance.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
Fall SemesterUnits
AFRS 101 Introduction to Africana Studies (Major Core, D1, AERM, SJ) 3
ENG 114 Writing the First Year: Finding Your Voice (A2) 1 3
GE Area A 2 3
GE Area C 3
Complementary Studies or SF State Studies or University Elective 3 3
 Units15
Spring Semester
AFRS 200 Introduction to Black Psychology (Major Core, D1, AERM, GP, SJ) 3
GE Area A 3
GE Area B: Physical Science (B1) and Laboratory Science (B3) 4 3-4
GE Area E 3
Complementary Studies or SF State Studies or University Elective 3 3
 Units15-16
Second Year
Summer Semester
Complementary Studies or SF State Studies or University Elective - Take Two 3 6
 Units6
Fall Semester
AFRS 210 Introduction to Africana Literature (Major Core, C2, AERM, SJ) 3
GE Area B: Life Science (B2) and Laboratory Science (B3) 4 3-4
GE Area D - Take Two 6
Complementary Studies or SF State Studies or University Elective 3 3
 Units15-16
Spring Semester
AFRS 266 Black Online: Cyberspace, Culture, and Community (Major Core, C2, AERM, GP, SJ) 3
GE Area B: Quantitative Reasoning (B4) 5,6 3
Complementary Studies or SF State Studies or University Elective - Take Three 3 9
 Units15
Third Year
Summer Semester
Complementary Studies or SF State Studies or University Elective - Take Two 3 6
 Units6
Fall Semester
AFRS 300 From Africa to Olmec America: Ancient African Prehistory and History (Major Core, AERM, GP) 3
AFRS 303 African American History (Major Core) 3
AFRS 345 Blacks in Urban America (Major Core) 3
AFRS 375 Law and the Black Community (Major Core, CSLG, USG, USH, AERM, SJ) 3
ETHS 300GW Writing in Ethnic Studies - GWAR 3
 Units15
Spring Semester
AFRS 515 Black Family Studies (Major Core, UD-D, AERM, ES, SJ) 3
AFRS 516 Research Methods (Major Core, UD-D, SJ) 3
Major Emphasis (9 Units Total) - Take One 7 3
GE Area UD-B: Upper-Division Physical and/or Life Sciences (Consider SF State Studies Course) 3
GE Area UD-C: Upper-Division Arts and/or Humanities (Consider SF State Studies Course) 3
 Units15
Fourth Year
Summer Semester
Complementary Studies or SF State Studies or University Elective - Take Two 3 6
 Units6
Fall Semester
AA S 800 Theory and History in Asian American Studies (Master's Core) 3
AFRS 705 Seminar in Africana Studies (Master's Core) 3
ETHS 710 Theories and Issues in Ethnic Studies (Master's Core) 3
Major Emphasis (9 Units Total) - Take One 7 3
Complementary Studies or SF State Studies or University Elective 3 3
 Units15
Spring Semester
AIS 701 Seminar in American Indian Studies (Master's Core) 3
ETHS 720 Research Methods in Ethnic Studies (Master's Core) 3
Major Emphasis (9 Units Total) - Take One 7 3
Complementary Studies or SF State Studies or University Elective 3 3
 Units12
Fifth Year
Fall Semester
Select One (Master's Core): 3
Ethnic Studies Community Practicum  
Graduate Projects in the Teaching of Ethnic Studies  
Select One: 3
Advanced Research Seminar in Ethnic Studies (Master's Core)  
Area of Emphasis Course 8
 
Graduate Elective 3
 Units9
Spring Semester
Select One (Master's Culminating Experience): 3
Field Study  
Master's Thesis  
LTNS 707 Seminar in Latina/o Studies (Master's Core) 3
 Units6
 Total Units150-152