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