Below is a sample 4-year plan for students pursuing the BA in Latin American & Caribbean 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)33
1st Semester Language (Major Pre-requisite, BA Second Language)252nd Semester Language (Major Pre-requisite, BA Second Language)5
First Year Seminar (Goal 1.1 Critical Thinking)3Goal 2.2 Communication3
Elective or possible minor course (Total Hours)3LAA 100 (Goal 4.2 Global Awareness, Major Requirement)3
 17 17
Sophomore
FallHoursSpringHours
3rd Semester Language (Major Pre-requisite, BA Second Language)34th Semester Language (Major Requirement, BA Second Language)3
Goal 3 Humanities3Goal 3 Natural Science3
Goal 3 Social Science3Lab Science (BA Lab Requirement)1-2
LAA 300 (Goal 5 Social Responsibility & Ethics, Major Requirement)3Society, Politics, & Economics Elective (Major Requirement)43
Elective or possible minor course (Total Hours)3Elective or possible minor course 300+ (Total Hours)3
 15 13-14
Junior
FallHoursSpringHours
Goal 4.1 US Diversity3Society, Politics, & Economics Elective (Major Requirement)43
Culture, Literature, & the Arts Elective (Major Requirement)43Culture, Literature, & the Arts Elective (Major Requirement)43
Society, Politics, & Economics Elective (Major Requirement)43Elective 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)3
 15 15
Senior
FallHoursSpringHours
Society, Politics, & Economics Elective (Major Requirement)43Culture, Literature, & the Arts Elective (Major Requirement)43
Culture, Literature, & the Arts Elective (Major Requirement)43LAA 450 (Goal 6 Integration & Creativity)3
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: 120-121
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

The Latin American & Caribbean Studies major requires 4th level language proficiency in Spanish or Portuguese. 

3

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

4

12 hours (4 courses) are required from each of the following categories: Culture, Literature, & the Arts, and Society, Politics, & Economics. For a list of approved courses for each category, see the degree requirements tab. 

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. 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.