Below is a sample 4-year plan for students pursuing the BA in Slavic Languages and Literatures with a concentration in Polish 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)23
First Year Seminar (Goal 1.1 Critical Thinking)3Goal 2.2 Communication3
PLSH 104 (Major Pre-requisite)5PLSH 108 (Major Pre-requisite)5
Elective or possible minor course (Total Hours)3Elective or possible minor course (Total Hours)3
 17 17
Sophomore
FallHoursSpringHours
PLSH 204 (Major Pre-requisite)3PLSH 208 (Major Pre-requisite, BA Second Language)3
Goal 3 Humanities3Goal 3 Natural Science3
Goal 3 Social Science3Lab Science (BA Lab Requirement)1-2
Elective or possible minor course (Total Hours)3Elective or possible minor course (Total Hours)3
Elective or possible minor course (Total Hours)3Elective or possible minor course (Total Hours)3
 15 13-14
Junior
FallHoursSpringHours
Goal 4.1 US Diversity3Goal 4.2 Global Awareness3
PLSH 504 (Major Requirement)3Goal 5 Social Responsibility & Ethics3
SLAV 506 (Major Requirement)3PLSH 508 (Major Requirement)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
Major Elective 300+ (Major Requirement)33Goal 6 Integration & Creativity43
Major Elective 300+ (Major Requirement)33Major Elective 300+ (Major Requirement)33
Major Elective 300+ (Major Requirement)33PLSH 675 (Major Requirement)3
LA&S 490 (Recommended, or elective)3LA&S 492 (Job Search Strategies), or elective1
Elective or possible minor course 300+ (Total Hours)3Elective or possible minor course 300+ (Total Hours)3
 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

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

3

The Polish emphasis requires 4 courses (12 hours) of electives. Visit the degree requirements tab for a list of approved electives. 

4

Typically Goal 6 is fulfilled with a major course. If a major course is not approved for Goal 6, plan to take a course outside of the major. A free elective may need to be used to fulfill pre-requisites.

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.