Below is a sample 4-year plan for students pursuing the BGS in English - Rhetoric, Language, and Writing Track. To view the list of courses approved to fulfill KU Core Goals, please visit the KU Core website.

Freshman
FallHoursSpringHours
Goal 2.1 Written Communication (First Course, 2 Crs Required) 3Goal 2.1 Written Communication (Second Course, 2 Crs Required)3
Goal 1.2 Quantitative Literacy 3Goal 2.2 Communication3
Goal 1.1 Critical Thinking3Goal 3 Natural Science 3
Goal 3 Social Science3Elective (Total Hours)3
Elective (Total Hours)3Elective (Total Hours)3
 15 15
Sophomore
FallHoursSpringHours
Goal 3 Humanities 3Goal 4.1 US Diversity3
ENGL 200-level course (Recommended for majors)13ENGL 300+ from English Language or Rhetoric Category (Major Requriement)2, 43
ENGL 300+ from Individual Authors or Movements Category (Major Requirement)2, 33ENGL 300+ from Literary Theory Category (Major Requirement)23
Elective (Total Hours)3Elective (Total Hours)3
Elective (Total Hours)3Elective (Total Hours)3
 15 15
Junior
FallHoursSpringHours
Goal 4.2 Global Awareness3Goal 5 Social Responsibility and Ethics3
ENGL 300+ from Transcultural Approaches to Lang, Lit, or Writing Category (Major Requirement)2, 4, 53ENGL 300+ from Literary History Category (Major Requirement)23
ENGL 300+ RLW course from Writing Category (Major Requirement)2, 4, 53ENGL 300+ from Forms and Genres Category (Major Requirement)2, 3, 53
Required Minor Course (BGS Requirement)63Required Minor Course 300+ (BGS Requirement)63
Required Minor Course (BGS Requirement)63Elective (Total Hours)3
 15 15
Senior
FallHoursSpringHours
ENGL 300+ from Literary History Category (Major Requirement)23ENGL Elective 500+ (Goal 6 Integration & Creativity, Major Requirement)2, 73
ENGL RLW Elective 500+ (Major Requirement)2, 43ENGL RLW 300+ Elective, as needed2, 3, 43
Required Minor Course 300+ (BGS Requirement)63Required Minor Course 300+ (BGS Requirement)63
Elective #300+ (Total Hours)3Required Minor Course 300+ (BGS Requirement)63
BGS Career Prep Course (BGS Requirement)3Elective (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.