Below is a sample 4-year plan for students pursuing the BGS in Literature, Language, & Writing. To view the list of courses approved to fulfill KU Core Goals, please visit the KU Core website.

The Literature, Language & Writing major is only available to Edwards campus students.

Freshman
FallHoursSpringHours
Goal 2.1 Written Communication (First Course, 2 Crs Required) 3Goal 2.1 Written Communication (Second Course, 2 Crs Required) 3
Goal 1.2 Quantitative Literacy3Goal 3 Natural Science3
Goal 1.1 Critical Thinking3Elective (Total Hours)3
Goal 3 Social Science3Elective (Total Hours)3
Elective (Total Hours)3Elective (Total Hours)3
 15 15
Sophomore
FallHoursSpringHours
Goal 2.2 Communication 3Goal 4.2 Global Awareness3
Goal 3 Humanities (Recommended ENGL 203, 209, or 210)3ENGL Writing Elective 300+ (Major Requirement)13
Goal 4.1 US Diversity3ENGL Literature Before 1900 300+ (Major Requirement)23
Elective or 200 level ENGL course (if not taken for Goal 3 Humanities) 3Required Minor Course (BGS Requirement)33
Elective (Total Hours)3Elective (Total Hours)3
 15 15
Junior
FallHoursSpringHours
ENGL Writing Elective 300+ (Major Requirement)13Goal 5 Social Responsibility and Ethics3
ENGL British or American Lit 300+ (Major Requirement)43ENGL British or American Lit 300+ (Major Requirement)43
Required Minor Course (BGS Requirement)33ENGL Elective 300+ (Major Requirement)53
Elective (Total Hours)3Required Minor Course 300+ (BGS Requirement)33
Elective (Total Hours)3Elective (Total Hours)3
 15 15
Senior
FallHoursSpringHours
ENGL Literature Before 1900 300+ (Major Requirement)23KU Core Goal 6 (if not already satisfied), ENGL Writing Elective 300-500 (Major Requriement)1, 6, 73
ENGL Elective 300-500+ (Major Requirement)53ENGL Elective 300-500+ (Major Requirement)5, 6, 73
Required Minor Course 300+ (BGS Requirement)33Required Minor Course 300+ (BGS Requirement)3
BGS Career Prep Course (BGS Requirement)3Required Minor Course 300+ (BGS Requirement)3
Elective 300+ (Total Hours)3Elective (Total Hours)3
 15 15
Total Hours: 120
1

Majors must complete 3 courses (9 hours) in writing and/or English language courses.

2

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

3

Please note that the Bachelor of General Studies degree requires completion of a single BGS major AND a secondary field of academic study (a second major, co-major, or minor). This sample plan is based on the completion of a minor. If a second major is selected instead, elective hours on plan will be needed for these additional major requirements.

4

Majors must complete one course each in British and American Literature.

5

Majors must complete 3 courses (9 hours) of junior/senior level ENGL courses. Up to 6 credits combined of ENGL 494 (Research Internship) or ENGL 495 (Directed Study) may be applied as major electives; they may not count as English core equivalents. Up to 3 credit hours of ENGL 496 (Internship) or ENGL 497 (Service Learning Internship) can be applied as major elective credit.

6

At least one major course must be taken at the 500+ level.

7

At least one major course should be chosen from the list of English courses approved to fulfill KU Core Goal 6.

Please note:

All students in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences are required to complete 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. 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.