Bachelor of Arts in American Studies – LPPS 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 Law, Public Policy and Society. Six units in the major [electives] 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): The AA-T in Law, Public Policy and Society Core includes courses that satisfy this requirement.
  • 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 Law, Public Policy and Society 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.

American Studies major: 33 units

  • Required Courses (15 units) – includes GWAR-designated course.
  • Elective Courses (18 units) – Courses, by choice and advisement, on a topic or theme in American Studies, drawn from at least two disciplines. Consult University Bulletin for a list of appropriate departments. Consult with department advisor about applying up to 6 units from the ADT.

University Electives: 24 units or more

Units depending 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. both in UD GE and the major.

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterUnits
AMST/LS 200 Self, Place, and Knowing: Introduction to Interdisciplinary Inquiry (Major Core, E) 3
HUM 450/AMST 410 California Culture (Major Core, UD-C) 3
Select One (Major Core): 3
The Arts and American Culture (UD-C, AERM)  
American Images: Photography and Literature (UD-C)  
Major Elective (18 units) - Take One 1 3
University Elective 3
Second Semester
Select One (Major Core): 3
Junior Seminar in American Studies - GWAR  
Junior Seminar Humanities Writing - GWAR  
Major Elective (18 units) - Take Two 1 6
University Elective – Take Two 6
Third Semester
Select One (Major Core): 3
Geography of Ethnic Communities (AERM, SJ)  
Geography of the United States and Canada  
Geography of California (UD-D, AERM, ES, SJ)  
Major Elective (18 units) - Take One 1 3
GE Area UD-B: Upper-Division Physical and/or Life Sciences 3
University Elective – Take Two 6
Fourth Semester
Major Elective (18 units) - Take Two 1 6
GE Area UD-D: Upper-Division Social Sciences 3
or University Elective if requirement already fulfilled
University Elective – Take Two 6
 Total Units60