BGS in English with concentration in Rhetoric, Language & Writing

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
ENGL 101 (Goal 2.1 Written Communication (1 of 2))3ENGL 102 (Goal 2.1 Written Communication (2 of 2))3
Goal 2.2 Communication3Goal 1.2 Quantitative Reasoning3
Goal 1.1 Critical Thinking3Goal 3 Natural Science 3
Goal 3 Social Science3Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours23
Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours23Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours23
 15 15
Sophomore
FallHoursSpringHours
Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours23Goal 4.1 US Diversity3
ENGL 200-level Course (Goal 3 Arts and Humanities, Major Requirement)33ENGL 300 (Major Requirement)3
Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours23Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours23
Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours23Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours23
Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours23Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours23
 15 15
Junior
FallHoursSpringHours
Goal 4.2 Global Awareness3Goal 5 Social Responsibility and Ethics3
ENGL 380 or 387 (Rhetoric, Composition, & Language Course, Major Requirement))3ENGL 300+ Rhetoric, Composition, & Language Course (RCL Course, Major Requirement)43
ENGL 300+ Elective (Major Requirement)3ENGL 300+ from Literature, Language, or Rhetoric before 1850 (Major Requirement)3
Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours2, 63Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours2, 63
Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours2, 63Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours23
 15 15
Senior
FallHoursSpringHours
ENGL 300+ from Diverse Identities, Communities, & Texts Area (Major Requirement)3ENGL Elective 500+ (Goal 6 Integration & Creativity, Major Requirement)73
ENGL 500+ Rhetoric, Composition, & Language Course (RCL Course, Major Requirement)43ENGL 300+ Elective (Major Requirement)3
BGS Career Prep Course (BGS Requirement)53Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours2, 63
Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours2, 63Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours2, 63
Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours23Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours23
 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.