BA in English

Below is a sample 4-year plan for students pursuing the BA in English. 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/BA Writing I)13ENGL 102 (Goal 2.1 Written Communication/BA Writing II)13
Goal 3 Social Science3Goal 1.2 Quantitative Reasoning23
1st Semester Language (BA Second Language)52nd Semester Language (BA Second Language)5
First Year Seminar (Goal 1.1 Critical Thinking)3Goal 2.2 Communication3
Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours61Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours61
 15 15
Sophomore
FallHoursSpringHours
3rd Semester Language (BA Second Language)34th Semester Language, or 1st semester of Another Language (BA Second Language)3
Goal 4.1 Human Diversity3Goal 4.2 Global Awareness3
ENGL 200+ (Major Requirement, Goal 3 Arts & Humanities)33ENGL 300 (Major Requirement)3
Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours63Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours63
Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours63Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours63
 15 15
Junior
FallHoursSpringHours
ENGL 300+ from Rhetoric, Language, or Writing studies (Major Requirement)3Goal 5 Social Responsibility & Ethics 3
ENGL 300+ elective (Major Requirement)43ENGL 300+ from Diverse Identities, Communities, & Texts (Major Requirement)3
BA Quantitative Reasoning23ENGL 300+ elective (Major Requirement)43
Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours63Goal 3 Natural Science3
Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours63BA Laboratory/Field Experience (LFE)1-2
 Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours63
 15 16-17
Senior
FallHoursSpringHours
ENGL 500+ required capstone (Major Requirement)53ENGL 500+ required capstone (Major Requirement, Goal 6 Integration & Creativity)4,53
ENGL 300+ from Literature, Language, or Rhetoric bef. 1850 (Major Requirement)3ENGL 300+ elective (Major Requirement)43
LA&S 490 (Total Hours, recommended)3LA&S 492 (Job Search Stategies, or elective)1
Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours63Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours63
Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours63Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours63
 Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours61
 15 14
Total Hours 120-121

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.