Bachelor of Arts in History Roadmap

120 Total Units Required
Minimum number of units in the Major: 39

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterUnits
ENG 114
First Year Composition 2
or First Year Composition Stretch I
3
HIST 110
History of Western Civilization I
or World History to 1500
3
Area A: Oral Communication (A1) or Critical Thinking (A3) 1 3
Area C: Arts (C1) or Humanities (C2) 3
Area D: Social Sciences (D1) 3
 Units15
Second Semester
ENG 214
Second Year Written Composition: English
or First Year Composition Stretch II
3
HIST 111
History of Western Civilization II
or World History Since 1500
3
Area A: Critical Thinking (A3) or Oral Communication (A1) 3
Area B: Quantitative Reasoning (B4) 3
Area C: Arts (C1) 3
 Units15
Third Semester
HIST 120 History of the U.S. through Reconstruction 3
Written Communication II (A4) if not already satisfied or University Elective 3
Area B: Physical Science (B1) and Laboratory Science (B3) 3 3-4
Area C: Literature (C3) 3
Area D: Social Sciences: U.S. and California Govt. (D3) 3
 Units15-16
Fourth Semester
HIST 121 History of the U.S. since Reconstruction 3
Area B: Life Science (B2) and Laboratory Science (B3) 4 3-4
Complimentary Studies or SF State Studies or University Elective – Take Three 6
 Units12-13
Fifth Semester
HIST 300GW Seminar in Historical Analysis - GWAR 5 3
Upper Division Social Sciences: UD–D (Consider SF State Studies Course) 3
Major Field of Study (24 units total) See Note – Take Two 6
Complimentary Studies or SF State Studies or University Elective 3
 Units15
Sixth Semester
Upper Division Arts and/or Humanities: UD–C (Consider SF State Studies Course) 3
Major Field of Study (24 Units Total) See Note – Take Two 6
Complimentary Studies or SF State Studies or University Elective 6
 Units15
Seventh Semester
Upper Division Physical and/or Life Sciences: UD–B (Consider SF State Studies Course) 3
Major Field of Study (24 Units Total) See Note – Take Two 6
Complimentary Studies or SF State Studies or University Elective 6
 Units15
Eighth Semester
HIST 640
Proseminar: European History 6
or Proseminar: American History
or Proseminar in World History
3
Major Field of Study (24 Units Total) See Note – Take Two 6
Complimentary Studies or SF State Studies or University Elective – Take Two 6
 Units15
 Total Units117-119
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

2

ENG 114 can only be taken if you complete Directed Self-Placement (DSP) and select ENG 114 if you chooseENG 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

Consider taking a class combined with a laboratory or a separate lab to fulfill B3

4

Consider taking a class with a combined laboratory or a separate lab to fulfill B3 if the requirement has not already been met

5

 You must take at least one GWAR (GW) course.

6

HIST 640, HIST 642, HIST 644 serve as the culminating experience course for the major

Note: Fields of Study (24 units)

Option I:

Students should complete 12 upper division units in one field of study and 6 upper division units in each of two other fields of study.  U.S. History must be one of the three fields.

  • U.S. History
  • Choose two fields from among the following: Africa, Asia (may include the Middle East), Europe (either Europe before 1500 or Europe since 1500), or Latin America.

Option II:

Students may complete 6 units in each of the three fields of study, distributed geographically as above, and 6 elective units, so long as a minimum of 12 units fall under a theme approved on departmental advisement such as Empire and Imperialism; Gender, Sexuality and the Body; Religion and Society; or the Pre-modern World (applicable courses are listed in the department’s Undergraduate Advising Booklet).

Note: Complementary Studies

All candidates for the Bachelor of Arts in History are required to complete 12 units of complementary studies. The History department will accept complementary studies in any of four distinct paths outlined below from courses with a prefix other than HIST, and not cross-listed with HIST. These units can be earned in residence at San Francisco State, in a Study Abroad Program, or transferred.

  1. Within an established minor students will satisfy complementary studies by completing 12 units from a single minor. Of these 12 units, a maximum of 6 units may be lower division.
  2. Foreign Language Students must complete 12 units in a single foreign language.
  3. Study Abroad Students must successfully pass 12 units with any prefix on a CSU or SF State supported study abroad program.
  4. Flexibility Option Students, in consultation with an advisor, may choose 12 upper division units in courses with a prefix other than HIST, and not cross-listed with HIST.