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

This is a sample pathway for students who transfer to San Francisco State University in the current Bulletin year with an AA-T in Social Justice Studies. 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.

To Do at SF State:

Enough total units to reach 120 minimum for graduation; 30 units minimum at the upper-division level; to include the following:

 University-Wide Requirements: 3-12 Units

  • American Institutions (0-6 units): US History, US Government, CA State and Local Government requirements. If not completed before transfer, recommended courses also satisfy specific major requirements.
  • University Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement/GWAR (3 units): ETHS 300GW.
  • Upper-Division GE (9 units): Courses required for the major may double-count if approved for UD GE.
  • 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.

 Africana Studies Major: 39 Units

  • Core Requirements (30 units)
  • Areas of Emphasis (9 units) – in consultation with a department advisor, choose three courses from either the Africana Humanities Emphasis or the Africana Behavioral and Social Sciences Emphasis.

University Electives: 12 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.

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterUnits
AFRS 101 Introduction to Africana Studies (Major Core, D1, AERM, SJ) 3
AFRS 200 Introduction to Black Psychology (Major Core, D1, AERM, GP, SJ) 3
AFRS 375 Law and the Black Community (Major Core, CSLG, USG, USH, AERM, SJ) 3
Area of Emphasis (9 units) - Take One 1 3
University Elective 3
Second Semester
AFRS 210 Introduction to Africana Literature (Major Core, C2, AERM, SJ) 3
AFRS 266 Black Online: Cyberspace, Culture, and Community (Major Core, C2, AERM, GP, SJ) 3
AFRS 300 From Africa to Olmec America: Ancient African Prehistory and History (Major Core, F, AERM, GP) 3
ETHS 300GW Writing in Ethnic Studies - GWAR 3
Area of Emphasis (9 units) - Take One 1 3
Third Semester
AFRS 303 African American History (Major Core) 3
AFRS 345 Blacks in Urban America (Major Core) 3
AFRS 515 Black Family Studies (Major Core, UD-D, AERM, ES, SJ) 3
Area of Emphasis (9 units) - Take One 1 3
GE Area UD-B: Upper-Division Physical and/or Life Sciences 3
Fourth Semester
AFRS 516 Research Methods (Major Core, UD-D, SJ) 3
GE Area UD-C: Upper-Division Arts and/or Humanities 3
or University Elective if already satisfied
University Elective - Take Three 9
 Total Units60

Areas of Emphasis (9 units)

Select 9 units on advisement from one area below.

Africana Humanities Emphasis

AFRS 201 Kemet, Afrocentricity, and the Dawn of Science (3 units) (C2, AERM, GP, SJ)
AFRS 204 Black Creative Arts (3 units) (C1, AERM, GP, SJ)
AFRS 208 Introduction to African American History (3 units) (D2, USH, AERM, GP, SJ)
AFRS 213 Science and Spirituality in Ancient Africa (3 units)
AFRS 221 African American Music: A 20th Century Survey (3 units) (C1, AERM)
AFRS 230 African American Gospel Workshop (3 units) (C1, AERM)
AFRS 302 Black Diaspora (3 units)
AFRS 305 Ancient Egypt (3 units) (UD-C, AERM, GP, SJ)
AFRS 326 Black Religion (3 units) (UD-C, AERM, SJ)
AFRS 400 Black Arts and Humanities (3 units) (UD-C, AERM, SJ)
AFRS 411 African and African American Literature (3 units)
AFRS 525 Black Child Development (3 units) (F)
AFRS 551 Applied Africana Studies (3 units)
AFRS 665 Black Journalism (3 units) (UD-C, AERM)

Africana Behavioral and Social Sciences Emphasis
AFRS 100 General Studies Colloquium (3 units)
AFRS 111 Black Cultures and Personalities (3 units) (D1, AERM, SJ)
AFRS 125 Black Community Involvement Workshop (3 units)
AFRS 202 Black Men's Studies (3 units) (F, AERM, SJ)
AFRS 215 Introduction to Black Family Studies (3 units) (D1, AERM, GP, SJ)
AFRS 256 Hip Hop Workshop (3 units) (C1, AERM, ES, GP, SJ)
AFRS 290 Malcolm X in the Context of Black Nationalism (3 units) (F)
AFRS 320 Black Politics, Mass Movements, and Liberation Themes (3 units) (F)
AFRS 335 The Black Woman: A Cultural Analysis (3 units) (AERM, GP, SJ)
AFRS 350 Black Indians in the Americas (3 units) (UD-D, AERM)
AFRS 370 Health, Medicine, and Nutrition in the Black Community (3 units) (UD-D, AERM, ES, SJ)
AFRS 376 Government, the Constitution, and Black Citizens (3 units) (USG, USH, AERM, SJ)
AFRS 401 Pan African Black Psychology: A North American, South American, and Caribbean Comparison (3 units) (AERM)
AFRS 646 Frantz Fanon's Psychology of Violence, Negation, and Liberation (3 units)
AFRS 660 Civil Rights Movement and Education (3 units)
AFRS 678 Urban Issues of Black Children and Youth (3 units) (F)
AFRS 705 Seminar in Africana Studies (3 units)