Below is a sample 4-year plan for students pursuing the BA in African and African-American Studies with a concentration in African-American Studies. To view the list of courses approved to fulfill KU Core Goals, please visit the KU Core website.

Freshman
FallHoursSpringHours
ENGL 101 (Goal 2.1 (2 crs req), BA Writing I)13ENGL 102 (Goal 2.1 (2 crs req), BA Writing II))3
MATH 101 (Goal 1.2 Quantitative Reasoning)3Quantitative Reasoning (Goal 1.2, BA Quantitative Reasoning)23
1st Semester Language (BA Second Language)52nd Semester Language (BA Second Language)5
First Year Seminar (Goal 1.1 Critical Thinking)3Goal 2.2 Communication3
AAAS 104 (Goal 4.1 US Diversity, Major Requirement)3AAAS 106 (Goal 4.1 US Diveristy, Major Requirement)3
 17 17
Sophomore
FallHoursSpringHours
3rd Semester Language (BA Second Language)34th Semester Language, or 1st semester of Another Language (BA Second Language)3-5
Goal 3 Social Science3AAAS 306 (Major Requirement)3
Goal 3 Natural Science3AAAS (Af-Amer Focus) Elective 300+ (Major Requirement)33
Lab Science (BA Lab Science)1-2Elective or possible minor course (Total Hours)3
Elective or possible minor course (Total Hours)3Elective or possible minor course (Total Hours)3
 13-14 15-17
Junior
FallHoursSpringHours
Goal 3 Humanities3Goal 5 Social Responsibility & Ethics3
AAAS 300 (Major Requirement)3AAAS (Af-Amer Focus) Elective 300+ (Major Requirement)33
AAAS (Af-Amer Focus) Elective 300+ (Major Requirement)33AAAS (Af-Amer Focus) Elective 300+ (Major Requirement)33
Goal 4.2 Global Awareness3Elective or possible minor course 300+ (Total Hours)3
Elective or possible minor course 300+ (Total Hours)3Elective or possible minor course 300+ (Total Hours)3
 15 15
Senior
FallHoursSpringHours
AAAS 550 (Goal 6 Integration & Creativity, Major Requirement)3AAAS 496 (Goal 6 Integration & Creativity, Major Requirement) or3
AAAS (Af-Amer Focus) Elective 300+ (Major Requirement)33 
EPSY 5751-5Elective or possible minor course 300+ (Total Hours)3
Elective or possible minor course (Total Hours)3Elective or possible minor course 300+ (Total Hours)3
Elective or possible minor course (Total Hours)3Elective or possible minor course 300+ (Total Hours)3
 LA&S 492 (Job Search Strategies (Total Hours))1
 13-17 13
Total Hours: 118-125
1

The BA requires completion of two courses of collegiate-level writing instruction. Students who test out of Composition will still need to complete ENGL 102 (or equivalent) and one additional Goal 2.1 course. 

2

Visit this website for a list of courses that fulfill the BA Quantitative Reasoning requirement.

3

See the Degree Requirements tab for a list of courses that fulfill this major requirement. 

Please note:

All students in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences are required to completed 120 total hours of which 45 hours must be at the Jr/Sr (300+) level, and 100 hours must be from within the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

The same course cannot be used to fulfill more than one KU Core Goal.