Africana Studies

Major Requirements (SF State Bulletin: Degree Requirements)

Roadmap (SF State Bulletin: Roadmap)

Your major advisor answered a few questions to assist you with your first semester courses — see below.

General Information

What are some of the highlights and features to know about this major?

Yes, the bulletin online should reflect changes to our minor requirement, they are currently available on the university bulletin.  Student should be reminded to save the research methods course for their junior or senior year. 

They should also be made aware of our new Africana Studies Student Organization called the Black Vanguard.

When should I first meet with my major department?

Immediately during your first semester.

It is expected that you meet with your faculty advisor at least once a semester to discuss your specific program of study and post-graduation/career plan.

How will I be assigned to a major advisor and how do I contact them?

You must choose a faculty advisor. Browse the faculty to select yours. You can contact the faculty member by email or visiting their office hours. 

Faculty advisors must have Assistant Professor, Associate Professor or Professor in their title.

Where can I find information about major advising? EP 103 and africana.sfsu.edu
Does this major require any pre-work from me before I attend orientation or register for classes? None.
What should I do if my major core and/or prequisite courses are full? Contact the professor teaching the course to inquire about an add code and make them aware of your major or minor status.
Is there anything else I need to know about starting in this major? Please see new bulletin posted on university website [see Major Requirements link above].

Transfer Student Info

What upper division courses should I take in my first semester as a transfer student for this major? AFRS 300/303/345 and/or 375.
Are there any prerequisites to these upper division courses for the major? None.
Are there any registration blocks or holds in the system for this major, and if so, what do I do/who do I contact to clear them? None, the professor can accept any student on discretion for upper-division courses, but our dept. policy is to make space for majors and minors if the student announces this to the professor before the semester begins or on the first day.
Does this major have an approved Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT) roadmap? Yes.

Freshmen Student Info

Are there any courses I should take first as a Freshman to get started in this major and/or are there any lower division GE course requirements that I can take that will also count toward this major? AFRS 101, 200 and 210.  However, the AFRS roadmap reflects the first and second year courses as well.
Are there entry or prerequisite requirements for these Freshmen courses?

No prerequisites for those classes.

Can any of my AP or IB tests count toward requirements in this major? None.

College of Ethnic Studies Student Engagement Center (SEC)

Services provided for: undergraduate students in the College of Ethnic Studies majors, minors and courses.

Services include: Advising for general education, non-major graduation requirements, major requirements, graduation check (GE and major/minor), academic probation, study abroad, academic scholarship and honors.

Phone: (415) 338-6162
Website: ethnicstudies.sfsu.edu/sec
Email: https://ethnicstudies.sfsu.edu/sec
Location: EP 117