Below is a sample 4-year plan for students pursuing the BA in Slavic Languages and Literatures with a concentration in Russian 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
RUSS 104 or 110 (Major Pre-requisite)5-10RUSS 108 or 110 (Major Pre-requisite)5-10
Elective or possible minor course (Total Hours), or3Elective or possible minor course (Total Hours)3
SLAV 144 (Recommended for majors)
  
 17-22 17-22
Sophomore
FallHoursSpringHours
Goal 3 Humanities3RUSS 208 (Major Pre-requisite, BA Second Language)5
Goal 3 Social Science3Goal 3 Natural Science3
RUSS 204 (Major Pre-requisite)5Lab Science (BA Lab Requirement)1-2
Elective or possible minor course (Total Hours)3Elective or possible minor course (Total Hours)3
 14 12-13
Junior
FallHoursSpringHours
Goal 4.1 US Diversity3Goal 4.2 Global Awareness3
RUSS 504 (Major Requirement), or33Goal 5 Social Responsibility & Ethics 3
 RUSS 508 (Major Requirement), or33
Russian Linguistics Elective 300+ (Major Requirement)43 
Elective or possible minor course 300+ (Total Hours)3Russian Literature Elective 400+ (Major Requirement)43
Elective or possible minor course 300+ (Total Hours)3Elective or possible minor course 300+ (Total Hours)3
 15 15
Senior
FallHoursSpringHours
Major Required Elective 300+ (Major Requirement)53Goal 6 Integration & Creativity63
LA&S 490 (Recommended, or elective)3Major Required Elective 300+ (Major Requirement)53
Elective or possible minor course 300+ (Total Hours)3Major Required Elective 300+ (Major Requirement)53
Elective or possible minor course 300+ (Total Hours)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: 118-129
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 Russian emphasis requires completion of one of the following combinations: RUSS 504 & RUSS 508, or RUSS 512 & RUSS 516. 

4

One course is required from the list of Linguistics electives and one course from the list of Literature electives. See the degree requirements tab for a list of approved courses.

5

The Russian emphasis requires 3 courses (9 hours) of electives. Visit the degree requirements tab for a list of approved electives.  

6

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.