Bachelor of Arts in Race and Resistance Studies – SJS Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT) Roadmap

This is a sample roadmap for students who transfer to San Francisco State University in the current Bulletin year with an AA-T in Social Justice Studies with 60 units in transfer. Three units in the major (RRS 100 or equivalent) and 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: 9 Units                                    

  • American Institutions (0 units): US Government, California State and Local Government and US History requirements are fulfilled by required courses.
  • Upper-Division GE, Areas B, C, and D (9 units): Courses required for the major may double-count if approved for UD GE.
  • Students entering this 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.

Race and Resistance Studies Major:  27-33 Units

  • Core (24)
  • Course taken for AA-T satisfies RRS 100 (C-ID SJS 110)
  • Electives (3-9 units)
  • In consultation with an advisor, lower-division transfer courses may satisfy up to 6 units.

University Electives: 21 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., UD GE and the major.

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterUnits
RRS 240 All Power to the People: Comparative Freedom Movements of the "Sixties" (Major Core, USH, D2, AERM, SJ) 3
RRS 250 Race, Ethnicity and Power in America (Major Core, USG/CSLG, AERM, SJ) 3
Select One (Major Core): 3
Disrupting Science Fiction: Race, Gender, and Alternative Futures (C2, AERM)
Sounds of Resistance: Race, Rhythm, Rhyme, and Revolution (C1, AERM, GP)
Race, Public Art, and Creative Resistance (F)
University Elective - Take Two 6
Second Semester
Major Elective (9 units total) - Take Two 1 6
GE Area UD-B: Upper-Division Physical and/or Life Sciences 3
University Elective - Take Two 6
Third Semester
ETHS 300GW Writing in Ethnic Studies - GWAR (Major Core) 3
Select One (Major Core): 3
Race and Comedy in the United States (AERM)
Youth Culture, Race and Resistance (UD-D, AERM, SJ)
Major Elective (9 units total) - Take One 1 3
University Elective - Take Two 6
Fourth Semester
Select One (Major Core): 3
Queer and Trans Ethnic Studies (UD-C, AERM, SJ)
Women, Race, and Class (UD-C, AERM, ES, GP, SJ)
RRS 590 Senior Capstone (Major Core) 3
Select One (Major Core): 3
Grassroots Organizing for Change in Communities of Color (UD-D, AERM, SJ)
Community Engaged Learning: Praxis in Race and Resistance Studies
GE Area UD-D: Upper-Division Social Sciences 3
or University Elective if already fulfilled
University Elective 3
 Total Units60

Major Electives - 9 units

Three RRS Courses - 9 units

At least six elective units should be upper-division.