Course Requirements

Requirements satisfied by Latina/Latino Studies courses

U.S. History and Government Requirement

The California State University system requires that students develop an informed understanding of the historical development of American institutions and ideals, the Constitution of the United States, the operation of representative democratic government under that Constitution, and the processes of California state and local government. Taking two three-unit courses at SFSU satisfies this requirement. Students select one U.S. History Requirement Courses and and one U.S. Government Requirement Course. The U.S. Government Requirement consists of both U.S. government and California state and local government.

Transfer students from private schools and schools outside of California often do not have a California government class and will therefore need to take a third course (List C) to complete the California state and local government requirement. Check the ASE or DARS for verification of completion of the entire requirement.

Graduation Requirements in the Bulletin.

List A: U.S. History Requirement Courses

List B: U.S. Government Requirement Courses

( Note: In addition to fulfilling the U.S. Government requirement, the courses listed below also satisfy the California State and Local Government requirement.


Segment I: Basic Subjects (12 Units)

All students must complete a minimum of twelve units in Segment I: Written Communication, Oral Communication, Critical Thinking, and Quantitative Reasoning. Check below for the Raza Studies courses that satisfy the Written Communication and Critical Thinking portions of Segment I.

 

Written Communication (3 units)


Segment II: Arts and Sciences Core (27 units total)

Physical and Biological Sciences Area

Behavioral and Social Sciences Area

Humanities and Creative Arts Area

 

Freshman Student Requirements

  1. In each Segment II Area, students must complete nine units and satisfy specific category requirements for the Area.
  2. In each Segment II Area, students must select courses from at least two different departments. Alternately, at least three units of the nine-unit minimum must have a different departmental prefix.
  3. Within Segment II, students must complete one course that fulfills the American Ethnic and Racial Minorities (AERM) requirement and one course that fulfills the Lifelong Development (LLD) requirement.

 

Transfer Student Requirements

  1. In each Segment II Area, students must complete nine units and are not held to category requirements within each Area, except as specified in the Physical and Biological Sciences Area.
  2. Within each Segment II Area, students must select courses from at least two different departments. Alternately, at least three units of the nine-unit minimum must have a different departmental prefix.
  3. Within Segment II, students must complete one course that fulfills the Lifelong Development (LLD) requirement.
  4. A minimum of 27 units is required in Segment II. Students on the six-unit system pattern for the Physical and Biological Sciences Area must make up any unit deficiencies by selecting courses in Segment II.

 

The following areas offer one or more Latina/Latino Studies courses to satisfy the Segment II requirement. For all other courses that satisfy the Segment II requirement, please check the SFSU Bulletin.

 



Physical and Biological Sciences Area (9 units)

Category C: Integrative Science



Behavioral and Social Sciences Area (9 units)

Category A: Individual In Social Context

Category B: Decision-Making and Social Policy at the Societal Level

Category C: History, Cross-Cultural, and Global Contexts



Humanities and Creative Arts Area (9 units)

Freshman Student Requirements

  1. Courses must be selected from at least three of the four categories.
  2. If Category D is chosen, at least two units must be from Category D.
  3. Courses from at least two different departments must be selected.

Transfer Student Requirements

  1. Courses need not be selected according to category requirements.
  2. Courses must be selected from at least two different departments.

Category A: Masterworks in the Humanities and Creative Arts

Category B: Disciplines and Interdisciplines

Category C: Historical/Social/Ethnic Contexts


SEGMENT III: RELATIONSHIPS OF KNOWLEDGE (9 units)

General requirements for satisfying the Segment III requirement.

  1. Complete at least nine units of upper division course work in residence at SFSU in one of the Segment III clusters listed below.
  2. Begin their Segment III course work during or after the semester in which upper division junior standing is achieved (i.e., 60 semester units), but NOT before.
  3. Begin their Segment III course work only after completing all General Education Segment I requirements.
  4. Meet all of the cluster's specific requirements.
  5. Complete at least one course in the Segment III cluster that is both outside the major department and outside the major program submitted on the student's Application for Graduation.
  6. Complete at least one course in the Segment III cluster that fulfills the Cultural, Ethnic, and Social Diversity (CESD) Requirement.

The following clusters will satisfy your Segment III requirement, Each includes one or more Raza Studies courses. For complete instructions and more listings, check the SFSU Bulletin

Human Expression: Diversity, Contradiction, Unity
Raza Immigrant Community in the San Francisco Bay Area
Latin America: Society and Culture
Poverty and Inequality
Women of Color in the United States

 

 Human Expression: Diversity, Contradiction, Unity (9 units)

Consult the requirements at the beginning of the Segment III in the SFSU Bulletin.

If choosing this category, students must select three courses with at least two different prefixes. At least one must be CESD.

 



Raza Immigrant Community in the San Francisco Bay Area (9 units)

Consult the requirements at the beginning of the Segment III in the SFSU Bulletin.
If choosing this category, students must select one course from each category.

Category A

Category B

Category C



Latin America: Society and Culture (9-10 units)

Consult the requirements at the beginning of the Segment III in the SFSU Bulletin.
Specific Requirements: Select one course from each category.

Category A

Category B

  • ANTH 471 The Ancient Maya [CESD]
  • HIST 500 Colonial Latin America [CESD] HIST 524 History of Mexico [CESD]
  • HIST 528 History of Brazil [CESD]
  • HIST/S S 550 Social Change in Modern Latin AmericaÊ[CESD]
  • IBUS 591 Doing Business with Latin America [CESD]
  • I R/PLSI 322 Latin American Policy AnalysisÊ(4)Ê[CESD]

Category C


Poverty and Inequality (9-11 units)

Consult the requirements at the beginning of the Segment III in the SFSU Bulletin.
Specific Requirements: Select one course from Category A, and two courses from Category B. One course must be a CESD course.

Category A

  • SOC 472 Social Inequality: Poverty, Wealth, and Privilege (4) [CESD] PHIL 330 Political Philosophy

Category B

  • ECON 512 Economics of Poverty and Discrimination
  • GEOG 667/Ê URBS 515 Race, Poverty, and the Urban Environment (4) [CESD]
  • HED/URBS 582 Homelessness and Public Policy
  • PLSI/URBS 560 Urban Poverty and Policy (4) [CESD]
  • LTNS 415 Economic Progress of Latinos in the US [CESD]
  • S W 301 U.S. Social Welfare II: Problems, Policies, and Programs Prerequisite: S W 300 or consent of instructor.
  • URBS 565 Social Policy and Family Systems (4) [CESD]


Women of Color in the United States (9-12 units)

Consult the requirements at the beginning of the Segment III in the SFSU Bulletin.
Specific Requirements: Select any three courses.