Bachelor of Arts in Modern Jewish Studies – HIST or POLS 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 either an AA-T in History or an AA-T in Political Science. All lower division GE requirements 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
Major Core – See List 3
Major Elective 1 3
University GWAR 2 3
Complementary Studies 3
GE Area A: Written English Communication II (A4) 2 3
or University Elective if A4 was met before transfer
Second Semester
Major Core – See List 3
Major Elective 1 3
Complementary Studies 3
GE Area UD–B: Upper Division Physical and/or Life Sciences 3
U.S. and California Government 3
or University Elective if US/CA Government met before transfer
Third Semester
Major Core – See List 3
Major Elective 2 3
Complementary Studies 3
University Elective – Take Two 6
Fourth Semester
JS 600
or Independent Study
Major Core – See List 3
Major Elective 1 3
Complementary Studies 3
University Elective 3
 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: 9–18 Units

  • ENG 214 or equivalent A4 course (0–3 units) if not taken before transfer.
  • American Institutions (0–6 units): US History, US Government & CA State and Local Government requirements if not taken before transfer.
  • Upper division GE (9 units): Many courses in the major also satisfy UD-C or UD-D. Students should attempt to enroll in a UD-B course in the first or second semester in order to complete the upper division GE requirement.
  • Students entering this major with the AA-T in History or the AA-T in Political Science 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.

Modern Jewish Studies Major:  30 Units

  • Core (12 units)
  • GWAR course (3 units) – Select from any discipline or department with approval of a Modern Jewish Studies department advisor
  • Electives (12 units) – Must be upper division. May be selected from the Core list, but courses cannot double-count for both Core and Elective requirements. Up to 6 units outside Jewish Studies may be applied to the major with approval of a department advisor.
  • Culminating Experience (3 units)

University Electives: Nine or More Units

Depends 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. Upper division electives recommended in order to meet the minimum 40-unit requirement.

Major Core

JS 280Introduction to Jewish Studies3
JS 301Judaism, An Introduction 33
JS/I R/PLSI 430Israeli Democracy: Politics, Institutions, and Society 43
JS/CWL 437/ENG 533Holocaust and Literature 33
JS/HIST 449American Jewish History 3,53
JS/CWL 480European Jewish Writers 33
JS 540Anti-Semitism 33
JS/HIST 632Jewish History I: Beginnings to 1650 33
HEBR 101First Semester Modern Hebrew3
HEBR 102Second Semester Modern Hebrew3
HEBR 201Third Semester Modern Hebrew3
HEBR 202Fourth Semester Modern Hebrew3