Below is a sample 4-year plan for students pursuing the BA in Literature, Language, & Writing. A 4-year plan for the BGS in Literature, Language, and Writing is coming soon. 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
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 3 Natural Science3
Goal 3 Social Science3Lab Requirement (BA Lab Science)1-2
 17 15-16
Sophomore
FallHoursSpringHours
3rd Semester Language (BA Second Language)34th Semester Language, or 1st semester of Another Language (BA Second Language)3-5
Goal 2.2 Communication3Goal 4.2 Global Awareness3
Goal 3 Humanities3ENGL Writing Elective 300+ (Major Requirement)43
Goal 4.1 US Diversity3Elective or possible minor course 300+ (Total Hours)3
ENGL Literature Before 1900 300+ (Major Requirement)33Elective or possible minor course 300+ (Total Hours)3
 15 15-17
Junior
FallHoursSpringHours
ENGL Writing Elective 300+ (Major Requirement)43Goal 5 Social Responsibility & Ethics 3
ENGL British or American Lit 300+ (Major Requirement)53ENGL British or American Lit 300+ (Major Requirement)53
Elective or possible minor course 300+ (Total Hours)3ENGL Elective 300+ (Major Requirement)63
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
ENGL Literature Before 1900 300+ (Major Requirement)3, 73ENGL Writing Elective 300-500+ (Major Requirement4, 83
ENGL Elective 300-500+ (Major Requirement)6, 73ENGL Elective 300-500+ (Major Requirement)6, 83
LA&S 490 (Recommended, or elective)3LA&S 492 (Job Search Strategies, or elective)1
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 13
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

Majors are required to complete two courses (6 hours) from courses that cover Literature Before 1900

4

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

5

Majors must complete one course each in British and American Literature

6

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. 

7

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

8

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 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.