Below is a sample 4-year plan for students pursuing the BA in East Asian Languages & Culture with a concentration in Chinese Language & Literature. 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
CHIN 104 (Major Pre-requisite)5Goal 2.2 Communication3
Goal 1.1 Critical Thinking3CHIN 108 (Major Pre-requisite)5
Elective or possible minor course (Total Hours)3Elective or possible minor course (Total Hours)3
 17 17
Sophomore
FallHoursSpringHours
CHIN 204 (Major Pre-requisite)5CHIN 208 (Major Pre-requisite, BA Second Language)5
Goal 3 Social Science3Goal 3 Natural Science3
ECIV 304 or 305 (Goal 4.2 Global Awareness, Major Requirement)3Lab Science (BA Lab Requirement)1-2
Elective or possible minor course 300+ (Total Hours)3Goal 4.1 US Diversity3
 Elective or possible minor course 300+ (Total Hours)3
 14 15-16
Junior
FallHoursSpringHours
Goal 3 Humanities3Goal 5 Social Responsibility & Ethics 3
CHIN 504 (Major Requirement)5CHIN 508 (Major Requirement)5
Chinese Literature or Culture in Translation (Major Requirement)33Pre-Modern China Course (Major Requirement)43
Elective or possible minor course 300+ (Total Hours)3Elective or possible minor course 300+ (Total Hours)3
 14 14
Senior
FallHoursSpringHours
CHIN 562 (Goal 6 Integration & Creativity, Major Requirement)3CHIN 544, 564, or EALC 572 (Major Requirement)3
CHIN 342 or 542 (Major Requirement)3Modern China Course (Major Requirement)43
LA&S 490 (Recommended, or elective)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
Elective or possible minor course 300+ (Total Hours)3Elective or possible minor course 300+ (Total Hours)2
 15 14
Total Hours: 120-121
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

One course in Chinese Literature or Culture in Translation is required. Visit the degree requirements tab for a list of courses. 

4

One course from each of the following categories is required: Pre-modern China, Modern China. Visit the degree requirements tab for an approved list of courses. 

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. However, overlap of a KU Core course with a major or degree-specific requirement is allowed. Overlapping is recommended to allow more opportunities to explore other majors and/or minors.