Below is a sample 4-year plan for students pursuing the BA in East Asian Languages & Culture with a concentration in Japanese Language & Literature. 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 1.1 Quantitative Reasoning)3Quantitative Reasoning (Goal 1.2, BA Quantitative Reasoning)23
Goal 1.1 Critical Thinking3Goal 2.2 Communication3
JPN 104 (Major Pre-requisite)5JPN 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 4.1 US Diversity3
JPN 204 (Major Pre-requisite)5Goal 3 Natural Science3
Elective or possible minor course (Total Hours)3Lab Science (BA Lab Requirement)1-2
Pre-Modern Japan or East Asia course (Major Requirement)3JPN 208 (Major Pre-requisite, BA Second Language)5
 Modern Japan or East Asia course (Major Requirement)3
 14 15-16
Junior
FallHoursSpringHours
JPN 504 (Major Requirement)5JPN 508 (Major Requirement)5
Pre-Modern Japanese Literature course (Major Requirement)3Modern or Contemporary Japanese Literature or Film course (Major Requirement)3
Goal 5 Social Responsibility & Ethics (EALC 142 recommended)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
 14 14
Senior
FallHoursSpringHours
JPN 562 (Goal 6 Integration & Creativity (Major Requirment))3JPN 564 or EALC 570 (Major Requirement)3
Elective or possible minor course 300+ (Total Hours)3Modern Japan course (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)2
LA&S 490 (Recommended, or elective)3Elective or possible minor course 300+ (Total Hours)3
 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. 

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.