Below is a sample 4-year plan for students pursuing the BA in East Asian Languages & Culture with a concentration in East Asian Studies-Chinese Language. 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
Goal 1.1 Critical Thinking3Goal 2.2 Communication3
CHIN 104 (Major Pre-requisite)5CHIN 108 (Major Pre-requisite)5
Elective or possible minor course (Total Hours)3ECIV 304 or 305 (Goal 4.2 Global Awareness, Major Requirement)3
 17 17
Sophomore
FallHoursSpringHours
Goal 3 Social Science3Goal 3 Humanities3
CHIN 204 (Major Pre-requisite)5Goal 3 Natural Science3
Elective or possible minor course 300+ (Total Hours)3Lab Science (BA Lab Requirement)1-2
Elective or possible minor course (Total Hours)3CHIN 208 (Major Pre-requisite, BA Second Language)5
 East Asia course (Major Requirement)3
 14 15-16
Junior
FallHoursSpringHours
CHIN 504 (Major Requirement)5CHIN 508 (Major Requirement)5
Pre-Modern Chinese Literatire, Culture, or Language course (Major Requirement)3Modern or Contemporary Chinese Literature, Culture, or Language course (Major Requirement)3
Elective or possible minor course 300+ (Total Hours)3East Asia course (Major Requirement)3
Goal 5 Social Responsibility & Ethics (EALC 142 recommended)3Goal 4.1 US Diversity3
 14 14
Senior
FallHoursSpringHours
China or East Asia Course (Major Requirement)3Goal 6 Integration & Creativity33
Elective or possible minor course 300+ (Major Requirement)3Japan or Korea course (Major Requirement)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)3Elective or possible minor course 300+ (Total Hours)2
 15 14
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

Typically Goal 6 is fulfilled using a course required by the major. Review the list of Goal 6 courses that may apply to the major, or choose another course. A free elective may need to be used to fulfill pre-requisites if a course within the major is not chosen.

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.