Below is a sample 4-year plan for students pursuing the BA in Humanities with a concentration in Civilizations in Global Context. 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)3HUM 110 or 111 (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 Science3HWC 250 (Goal 3 Humanities, Major Requirement)3
HUM 206 (Goal 1.1 Critical Thinking, Major Requirement)3Goal 3 Natural Science3
Elective or possible minor course (Total Hours)3Lab Science (BA Lab Requirement)1-2
Elective or possible minor course 300+ (Total Hours)3Major Elective: Cultures of Western Civilization (Major Requirement)33
 15 13-16
Junior
FallHoursSpringHours
HUM 430 (Goal 4.2 Global Awareness, Major Requirement)3Goal 4.1 US Diversity3
Major Elective: Cultures of Western Civilization (Major Requirement)33Goal 5 Social Responsibility & Ethics 3
Elective or possible minor course 300+ (Total Hours)3Major Elective: Cultures of Non-Western Civilization (Major Requirement)43
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
HWC Elective: Cultures of Western Civilization (Major Requirement)33HUM 424 (Goal 6 Integration & Creativity, Major Requirement)3
Major Elective: Cultures of Non-Western Civilization (Major Requirement)43Major Elective: Cultures of Non-Western Civilization (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)3LA&S 492 (Job Search Strategies, or elective)1
 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 one additional Goal 2.1 course. 

2

Visit this website for a list of courses that fulfill the BA Quantitative Reasoning requirement. 

3

6-9 hours (2-3 courses) in aspects of the cultures of Western Civilization, 1 of which must be an HWC course, is required.

4

6-9 hours (2-3 courses) in aspects of the cultures of Non-Western Civilization is required.

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.