Bachelor of Arts in American Studies Roadmap

120 Total Units Required
Minimum Number of Units in the Major: 39

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 C: Arts (C1) or Humanities (C2) 3
GE Area D: Social Sciences (D1) 3
GE Area D: U.S. History (D2) or U.S. and California Government (D3) 3
 Units15
Second Semester
GE Area A: Oral Communication (A1) or Critical Thinking (A3) 3
GE Area A: Written English Communication II (A4) 3
 
GE Area B: Quantitative Reasoning (B4) 3 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
GE Area A: Written English Communication II (A4) if not already satisfied 3
 
GE Area B: Physical Science (B1) and Laboratory Science (B3) 4 3-4
GE Area C: Humanities: Literature (C3) 3
SF State Studies or University Elective – Take Two 6
 Units15-16
Fourth Semester
Major Elective (24 units total) – Take One 5 3
GE Area B: Life Science (B2) and Laboratory Science (B3) 4 3-4
SF State Studies or University Elective – Take Three 9
 Units15-16
Fifth Semester
AMST 300GW Junior Seminar in American Studies - GWAR 3
Major Elective (24 units total) – Take One 5 3
GE Area UD–B: Upper Division Physical and/or Life Sciences (Consider SF State Studies Course) 3
SF State Studies or University Elective – Take Two 6
 Units15
Sixth Semester
HUM 450 California Culture 3
HUM 485
The Arts and American Culture
or American Images: Photography and Literature
3
Major Elective (24 units total) – Take One 5 3
GE Area UD–D: Upper Division Social Sciences (Consider SF State Studies Course) 3
SF State Studies or University Elective 3
 Units15
Seventh Semester
Select One Geography Course 3
Geography of Ethnic Communities  
Geography of the United States and Canada  
Geography of California  
Major Elective (24 units total) – Take Two 5 6
SF State Studies or University Elective – Take Two 6
 Units15
Eighth Semester
Major Elective (24 units total) – Take Three 5 9
SF State Studies or University Elective – Take Two 6
 Units15
 Total Units120-122