Bachelor of Arts in Asian American Studies Roadmap

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterUnits
GE Area A: Oral Communication (A1) or Critical Thinking (A3) 1 3
GE Area A: Written English Communication (A2) 2 3
GE Area B: Quantitative Reasoning (B4) 3
GE Area D: U.S. History (D2) or U.S. and California Government (D3) 3
Complementary Studies or SF State Studies or University Elective 3 3
 Units15
Second Semester
Select One from Category A: History/Social Sciences 3
History of Asians in the United States  
Contemporary Asian Americans  
Asian Americans and American Ideals and Institutions  
GE Area A: Oral Communication (A1) or Critical Thinking (A3) 3
GE Area A: Written English Communication II (A4) 3
 
GE Area C: Arts (C1) 3
GE Area D: U.S. History (D2) or U.S. and California Government (D3) 3
 Units15
Third Semester
Select One from Category B: Humanities 3
Asian Americans and Mass Media  
Introduction to Asian American Literature  
Asian American Culture  
GE Area A: Written English Communication II (A4) if not already satisfied 3
 
GE Area B: Physical Science (B1) and Laboratory Science (B3) 4 3
GE Area C: Arts (C1) or Humanities (C2) 3
Complementary Studies or SF State Studies or University Elective 3 3
 Units15
Fourth Semester
GE Area B: Life Science (B2) and Laboratory Science (B3) 4 3
GE Area C: Humanities: Literature (C3) 3
GE Area D: Social Sciences (D1) 3
Complementary Studies or SF State Studies or University Elective – Take Two 3 6
 Units15
Fifth Semester
Ethnic Course (15 units total) – Take Two 5,7 6
Panethnic Course (9 units total) 6,7 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 Elective 3 3
 Units15
Sixth Semester
AA S 681 Asian American Community Changes and Development 3
Ethnic Course (15 units total) 5,7 3
Panethnic Course (9 units total) 6,7 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 Elective 3 3
 Units15
Seventh Semester
AA S 696 Critical Approaches to Asian American Studies 3
Ethnic Course (15 units total) 5,7 3
Panethnic Course (9 units total) 6,7 3
GE Area UD–D: Upper Division Social Sciences (Consider SF State Studies Course) 3
Complementary Studies or SF State Studies or University Elective 3 3
 Units15
Eighth Semester
AA S 697 Proseminar in Asian American Studies 3
Ethnic Course (15 units total) 5,7 3
SF State Studies or University Elective – Take Three 3 9
 Units15
 Total Units120
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

Complementary Studies

Bachelor of Arts students must complete 12 units of complementary studies outside of the primary prefix for the major and not cross-listed with the primary prefix for the major.

Students who complete two majors or a major and a minor automatically complete the complementary studies requirement.

Students in the Asian American Studies major may also satisfy the complementary studies requirement by completing one of the following options:

  • 12 units from an Asian Language Complementary Studies cluster.
  • 3 units from each of these prefixes: AFRS, AIS, LTNS, and RRS (may not be from courses that are cross-listed with AA S).
  • 12 units from one of these prefixes: AFRS, AIS, LTNS, or RRS (may not be from courses that are cross-listed with AA S).
  • 12 units as partial completion of a minor.
  • 12 units as partial completion of a certificate.
  • 12 units from an Asia-related study abroad program.
  • Upon advisement, a coherent group of courses complementary to the major.

With the approval of an advisor in the major, courses that fulfill the Complementary Studies requirement may be lower or upper division units, resident or transfer units.

4

Consider taking a class combined with a laboratory or a separate lab to fulfill B3 if not already satisfied.

5

Ethnic Courses (15 Units)
Select five courses representing at least four different ethnic groups.
Asian American of Mixed Heritages
AA S 301 Asian Americans of Mixed Heritages (3 units)
Cambodian American
AA S 377 Cambodians in the United States (3 units)
Chinese American
AA S 320 Chinese in the United States (3 units)
AA S 322 Chinese American Language and Literature (3 units)
AA S 323 Chinese American Identities (3 units)
Filipina/o American
AA S 350 Filipina/os in the United States (3 units)
AA S 352 Filipina/o American Literature, Art, and Culture (3 units)
AA S 353 Filipina/o American Identities (3 units)
Japanese American
AA S 330 Nikkei in the United States (3 units)
AA S 332 Japanese American Art and Literature (3 units)
AA S 333 Japanese American Identities (3 units)
AA S 337 ( units)
Korean American
AA S 360 Koreans in the United States (3 units)
Vietnamese American
AA S 370 Vietnamese in the United States (3 units)
AA S 372 Vietnamese American Literature (3 units)
AA S 373 Vietnamese American Identities (3 units)

6

Panethnic Courses (9 Units)
AA S 510 Asian Americans in California (3 units)
AA S 512 Asian American Children's/Adolescent Literature (3 units)
AA S 514 Asian American Community Arts Workshop (3 units)
AA S 516 Asian American Photographic Explorations (3 units)
AA S 540 South Asians in the United States (3 units)
AA S 541/RRS 657 South Asian Diaspora (3 units)
AA S 570 Southeast Asians in the United States (3 units)
AA S 581 Asian American Women (3 units)
AA S 582 Asian American Women's Literature and the Arts (3 units)
AA S 584 Asian American Sexualities (3 units)
AA S 585 Asian American Religiosities (3 units)
AA S 587 Asian Americans and Environmental Justice (3 units)
AA S 588 Asian American Media Workshop (3 units)
AA S 591 Asian American Community Health Issues (3 units)
AA S 595 Asian American Communities and Public Policy (3 units)

7

Other AA S 500-600 level courses are acceptable upon advisement. AA S 685, AA S 688, or AA S 699 may count for this area if the course content is panethnic (a maximum of three units from AA S 685, AA S 688, or AA S 699 can count towards the Asian American Studies major’s total unit requirement of 39). A lower division course may also substitute for three units with approval from an advisor.