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 the current Bulletin year 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
History/Social Sciences - Select One: 3
History of Asians in the United States (D2, USH, AERM) 1  
Contemporary Asian Americans (D1, AERM, SJ)  
Asian Americans and American Ideals and Institutions (D3, CSLG, AERM, SJ) 1  
Humanities - Select One: 3
Asian Americans and Mass Media (C1, AERM)  
Introduction to Asian American Literature (C2, AERM)  
Asian American Culture (C2, AERM, GP, SJ)  
Ethnic Course (15 units total) - Take One 2,3 3
Panethnic Course (9 units total) - Take One 4,5 3
University Elective 3
 Units15
Second Semester
American Institutions - Select One 1 3
History of Asians in the United States (if not previously taken) (D2, USH, AERM)  
Asian Americans and American Ideals and Institutions (if not previously taken) (D3, USG, AERM, SJ)  
University Elective if requirement already satisfied
 
ETHS 300GW Writing in Ethnic Studies - GWAR 3
Ethnic Course (15 units total) - Take Two 2,3 6
Panethnic Course (Major Core) (9 units total) - Take One 4,5 3
 Units15
Third Semester
American Institutions - Select One 1 3
History of Asians in the United States (if not previously taken) (D2, USH, AERM)  
Asian Americans and American Ideals and Institutions (if not previously taken) (D3, USG, AERM, SJ)  
University Elective (if requirement already satisfied)
 
AA S 681 Asian American Community Changes and Development (Major Core, AERM, SJ) 3
AA S 696 Critical Approaches to Asian American Studies (Major Core) 3
Panethnic Course (Major Core) (9 units total) - Take One 4,5 3
GE Area UD-C: Upper-Division Arts and/or Humanities 6 3
or University Elective if requirement already satisfied
 
 Units15
Fourth Semester
AA S 697 Proseminar in Asian American Studies (Major Core) 3
Ethnic Course (Major Core) (15 units total) - Take Two 2,3 6
GE Area UD-B: Upper-Division Physical and/or Life Sciences 7 3
or University Elective if requirement already satisfied
 
GE Area UD-D: Upper-Division Social Sciences 8 3
or University Elective if requirement already satisfied
 
 Units15
 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: 3-18 Units

  • 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): Courses required for the major may double-count if approved for UD GE.
  • 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 five courses from at least four different categories of specific ethnic groups.
  • Panethnic (9 units)
  • Additional Courses Required for the Major (9 units)

University Electives: 9 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.