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.

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)3Elective or possible minor course (Total Hours)3
 17 17
Goal 3 Social Science3Goal 3 Humanities3
CHIN 204 (Major Pre-requisite)5Goal 3 Natural Science3
ECIV 304 or 305 (Goal 4.2 Global Awareness, Major Requirement)3Lab Science (BA Lab Requirement)1-2
Elective or possible minor course 300+ (Total Hours)3CHIN 208 (Major Pre-requisite, BA Second Language)5
 Elective or possible minor course 300+ (Total Hours)3
 14 15-16
Goal 4.1 US Diversity3Goal 5 Social Responsibility & Ethics 3
CHIN 504 (Major Requirement)5CHIN 508 (Major Requirement)5
China in the Humanities course (Major Requirement)33China in the Social Sciences course (Major Requirement)33
Elective or possible minor course 300+ (Total Hours)3Pre-Modern China course (Major Requirement)33
 14 14
Modern China Course (Major Requirement)33Goal 6 Integration & Creativity53
EALC Elective 300+ (Major Requirement)43EALC Elective 300+ (Major Requirement)63
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

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. 


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


One course from each of the following categories is required: Pre-Modern China, Modern China, China in the Humanities, China in the Social Sciences. Visit the degree requirements tab for a list of approved courses for each category.


One elective course in EALC at the 300+ level is required. See a major advisor for assistance choosing a course.


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.


Satisfied by one course based on an East Asian country other than China.

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.