Below is a sample 4-year plan for students pursuing the BA in African and African-American Studies with a concentration in Arabic & Islamic 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
Elective or possible minor course (Total Hours)3AAAS 102 (Goal 3H or Goal 4.2 or Goal 32, 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 4.1 US Diversity 3Goal 3 Natural Science3
AAAS (Arabic or Islamic Focus) Elective 300+ (Major Requirement)33Lab Science (BA Lab Science)1-2
Elective or possible minor course (Total Hours)3AAAS 349 (Goal 3S or Goal 4.2, Major Requirement)3
Elective or possible minor course (Total Hours)3Elective or possible minor course (Total Hours)3
 15 13-16
Junior
FallHoursSpringHours
AAAS 433 (Goal 5.1 Social Responsibility & Ethics, Major Requirement)3AAAS (Arabic or Islamic Focus) Elective 300+ (Major Requirement)33
AAAS (Arabic or Islamic Focus) Elective 300+ (Major Requirement)33AAAS (Arabic or Islamic Focus) Elective 300+ (Major Requirement)33
Elective or Goal 3H, Goal 3S, or Goal 4.2 course as needed3Elective or possible minor course (Total Hours)3
Elective or possible minor course (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 496 (Goal 6 Integration & Creativity, Major Requirement) or3AAAS 543 (Goal 3S or Goal 4.2, Major Requirement)3
 AAAS 550 (Goal 6 Integration & Creativity, Major Requirement)3
AAAS (Arabic or Islamic Focus) Elective 300+ (Major Requirement)33Elective or possible minor course 300+ (Total Hours)3
LA&S 492 (Job Search Strategies, or elective)1Elective or possible minor course 300+ (Total Hours)3
Elective or possible minor course 300+ (Total Hours)3Elective or possible minor course (Total Hours)3
Elective or possible minor course 300+ (Total Hours)3 
 13 15
Total Hours: 120-123
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.