Below is a sample 4-year plan for students pursuing the BA in African and African-American 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
AAAS 100+ Introductory core3AAAS 100+ Introductory Core3
Goal 3 Social Science3Goal 3 Arts & Humanities3
First Year Siminar or Goal 1.13Elective or possible minor course (Total Hours)3
 15 15
Sophomore
FallHoursSpringHours
Goal 2.23Goal 4.13
AAAS 300+ Advanced Core (Historical)3AAAS 300+ Advanced Core (Contemporary)3
African Language Semester 1 (Major Requirement)5African Language second semester (Major Requirement)5
Goal 3 Natural Science3AAAS 100+ Elective3
BA Lab Requirement1Elective or possible minor course (Total Hours)1
 15 15
Junior
FallHoursSpringHours
Goal 53AAAS Elective 300+ (Major Requirement)33
AAAS 300+ Elective3AAAS Elective 300+ (Major Requirement)33
African Language 3rd semester (Major Requirement)3African Language 4th Semester (Major Requirement)3
Elective or possible minor course 300+ (Total Hours)3Goal 4.23
Elective or possible minor course 300+ (Total Hours)3Elective or possible minor course 300+ (Total Hours)3
 15 15
Senior
FallHoursSpringHours
AAAS 690 or 496 (Goal 6.1 Integration & Creativity, Major Requirement)3AAAS 550 (Goal 6 Integration & Creativity, Major Requirement)3
AAAS Elective 300+ (Major Requirement)33Elective 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 (Total Hours)3
Elective or possible minor course (Total Hours)3Elective or possible minor course (Total Hours)3
 15 15
Total Hours 120

Please note:

All students in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences are required to complete 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.