Nov 24, 2020  
2020-2021 General Catalog 
  
2020-2021 General Catalog

American Multicultural Studies, B.A.


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Admission into the Major
Each student majoring in AMCS is assigned a faculty advisor and consults with the advisor on progress toward the degree. Upon acceptance into the major, a transfer student’s records will be reviewed to articulate the lower-division courses that are equivalent to those offered within the AMCS Department. A maximum of ten lower–division units may be transferred. Upper-division courses from four-year institutions may be transferred above and beyond the ten units of lower-division transfer towards the AMCS major, based on advisor approval. Students should use assist.org to view official articulation agreements between SSU and other California colleges.

  Degree Requirements Units  
  General education (50, 12-14 in major) 36-38  
  Major core requirements 20  
  Major electives 24  
  General electives 38-40  
  Total units needed for graduation 120  

Students graduating with a B.A. in American Multicultural Studies must take 20 units of core courses and an additional 8 upper-division AMCS courses plus 16 units from their chosen AMCS Pathway or the Concentration in Africana Studies.

Grading Minimums
Students must earn a grade of C- or above to get AMCS major credit. All courses graded below C- must be retaken in order to be eligible for major credit. Courses must be taken for a grade to be eligible for major credit. Courses for major credit may not be taken CR/NC.

Units


Core Course Requirements: 20

Concentration or Pathway: 8

Upper Division Electives: 16

Total in AMCS Major: 44

Pathways


Students who do not complete the concentration in Africana Studies will select one of the following pathways. The following courses are eligible toward each pathway. However, students can consult with their advisors and the department chair to request an unlisted course count toward the Pathway. All pathways must include at least 8 upper division units. Total units in the Pathway: 16 units.

Sample Four-Year Program


American Multicultural Studies, B.A., Pathway in Comparative Ethnic Studies


Freshman Year: 28-31 Units


Sophomore Year: 28-31 Units


Fall Semester (13-15 Units)

Junior Year: (28-32 Units)


Fall Semester (13-16 Units)

Spring Semester (12-16 Units)

  • Any UD SSU Course 
  • Any UD SSU Course 
  • Any SSU Course 
  • Any SSU Course 

Senior year: (28-32 Units)


Fall Semester (12-16 Units)

  • Any SSU Course
  • Any SSU Course
  • Any SSU Course 
  • Any SSU Course
Spring Semester (12-16 Units)

  • Any SSU Course 
  • Any SSU Course
  • Any SSU Course 
  • Any SSU Course 

Total Units: 120


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