Below is a sample 4-year plan for students pursuing the BA in African and African-American Studies with a concentration in African 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 101 (Goal 2.1 (2 crs req), BA Writing II)3
MATH 101 (Goal1.2 Quantitative Reasoning)3Quantitative Reasoning (Goal 1.2, BA Quantitative Reasoning)23
1st Semester Language (BA Second Language)52nd Semester Language (BA Second Language)5
AAAS 103 (Goal 3 Humanities, Major Requirement)3Goal 2.2 Communication3
Elective or possible minor course (Total Hours)3AAAS 105 (Goal 1.1 Critical Thinking or Goal 3 Humanities, 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 Science3Goal 3 Natural Science3
AAAS 305 (Goal 4.2 Global Awareness, Major Requirement)3Lab Science (BA Lab Science)1-2
Elective or possible minor course (Total Hours)5AAAS (African Focus) Elective 300+ (Major Requirement)33
Elective or possible minor course (Total Hours)3Elective or possible minor course (Total Hours)3
 17 13-16
Junior
FallHoursSpringHours
Goal 4.1 US Diversity3Goal 5 Social Responsibility & Ethics3
AAAS 300 (Major Requirement)3AAAS (African Focus) Elective 300+ (Major Requirement33
AAAS (African Focus) Elective 300+ (Major Requirement33AAAS (African Focus) Elective 300+ (Major Requirement33
Elective or possible minor course 300+ (Total Hours)3Elective 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 (African Focus) Elective 300+ (Major Requirement33 
EPSY 5751-5Elective or possible minor course 300+3
Elective or possible minor course3Elective or possible minor course 300+3
Elective or possible minor course3Elective or possible minor course 300+3
 LA&S 492 (Job Search Strategies (Total Hours))1
 13-17 13
Total Hours: 120-127
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.

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