Bachelor of Arts in Asian American 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. Additional units in the major may 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
Select One: 3
History of Asians in the United States 1  
Contemporary Asian Americans  
Asian Americans and American Ideals and Institutions  
Select One: 4
Asian Americans and Mass Media  
Introduction to Asian American Literature  
Asian American Culture  
AA S 214 Second Year Written Composition: Asian American Studies 3
or University Elective if A4 met before transfer
 
AA S 591 Asian American Community Health Issues 2 3
Any AA S 300 level course 3 3
 Units16
Second Semester
AA S 210
History of Asians in the United States 1
or Asian Americans and American Ideals and Institutions
3
ETHS 300GW Writing in Ethnic Studies - GWAR 3
Any AA S 300 level course - Take Two 3 6
University Elective 3
 Units15
Third Semester
AA S 210
History of Asians in the United States 1
or Asian Americans and American Ideals and Institutions
3
AA S 681 Asian American Community Changes and Development 3
AA S 696 Critical Approaches to Asian American Studies 3
GE Area UD–C: Upper Division Arts and/or Humanities – also fulfills Major panethnic requirement – See List 3
Any AA S 500-level course 4 3
 Units15
Fourth Semester
AA S 697 Proseminar in Asian American Studies 3
Any AA S 300-level course – Take Two 3 6
GE Area UD–D: Upper Division Social Sciences – also fulfills Major ethnic-specific requirement – See List 3
University Elective 3
 Units15
 Total Units61
1

If US History and US/CA Government not taken before transfer, take AA S 210 for US History or AA S 213 for US/CA Government. Otherwise, take University Elective.

2

AA S 591 satisfies GE Area UD–B: Upper Division Physical and/or Life Sciences.

3

Major ethnic-specific requirement.

4

Major pan-ethnic requirement.

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: 3–18 Units

  • AA S 214 or equivalent A4 course (0–3 units) if not taken before transfer
  • American Institutions (0–6 units): US History, US Government, California State and Local Government requirements if not taken before transfer
  • University Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement (GWAR) (3 units): ETHS 300GW
  • Upper division GE (9 units): See grid above for courses that satisfy both UD GE and 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.

Asian American Studies Major: 39 Units

  • Introduction to Asian American Studies (6 units)
  • Ethnic (15 units): Select 5 courses from at least 4 different categories of specific ethnic groups.
  • Panethnic (9 units)
  • Additional Courses Required for the Major (9 units)

University Electives: Six or More Units

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. in both UD GE and the major.

GE Area UD–C: Upper Division Arts and/or Humanities – also fulfills Major panethnic requirement

AA S 512Asian American Children's/Adolescent Literature3
AA S 514Asian American Community Arts Workshop3
AA S 516Asian American Photographic Explorations3
AA S 540South Asians in the United States3
AA S 582Asian American Women's Literature and the Arts3
AA S 585Asian American Religiosities3
AA S 588Asian American Media Workshop3

GE Area UD–D: Upper Division Social Sciences – also fulfills Major ethnic-specific requirement

AA S 301Asian Americans of Mixed Heritages3
AA S 320Chinese in the United States3
AA S 323Chinese American Identities3
AA S 330Nikkei in the United States3
AA S 333Japanese American Identities3
AA S 350Filipina/os in the United States3
AA S 353Filipina/o American Identities3
AA S 360Koreans in the United States3
AA S 370Vietnamese in the United States3
AA S 373Vietnamese American Identities3