Bachelor of Arts in American Studies – Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT) Roadmap

This is a sample pathway for students who transfer to San Francisco State University in 2017–18 with an AA-T in Social Justice Studies. Six units in the major (electives) and all lower division GE requirements have been satisfied. Check with a major advisor about the most appropriate course sequence. 

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterUnits
AMST 310/HUM 485 The Arts and American Culture 3
AMST 410/HUM 450 California Culture 3
ENG 214 Second Year Written Composition: English 3
or University Elective (if A4 requirement was met in transfer)
 
Major Elective 3
University Elective 1 3
 Units15
Second Semester
AIS 460
Power and Politics in American Indian History
or History of People of Color in the U.S.
3
Major Required – also fulfills University GWAR – Take One 3
Writing in Ethnic Studies - GWAR  
HIST GWAR course
 
HUM GWAR course
 
U.S. and California Government Course 3
or University Elective (if US/CA Government met in transfer)
 
Major Elective 3
University Elective 3
 Units15
Third Semester
Major Required – Select One 3
Geography of Ethnic Communities  
Geography of the United States and Canada  
Geography of California  
Major Elective – Take Two 6
University Elective 3
GE Area UD–B: Upper Division Physical and/or Life Sciences (Consider SF State Studies Course) 3
 Units15
Fourth Semester
Major Elective – Take Two 6
University Elective – Take Three 9
 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: 3–9 units

  • ENG 214 if not completed prior to transfer (0–3 units)
  • American Institutions (0–3 units): US Government/California State and Local Government requirement if not completed prior to transfer. The AMST major includes one upper division History course, which also satisfies the US History requirement for graduation.
  • Upper division GE (3 units): Take a course to satisfy UD GE B. Courses approved for UD GE C and D also satisfy major requirements. See grid above.
  • 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.

American Studies major: 33 units [6 units from AA-T in Social Justice Studies can be applied to the Elective Courses area.]

  • Required courses (15 units) – includes GWAR-designated course
  • Elective courses (18 units) – Courses, by choice and advisement, on a topic of theme in American Studies, drawn from at least two disciplines. Consult University Bulletin for a list of appropriate departments.
1

Eighteen units or more, 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., both in UD GE and the major.