Below is a sample 4-year plan for students pursuing the BA in English, General 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 (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
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
 Goal 3 Natural Science3
 Lab Science (BA Lab Requirement)1-2
 14 18-19
Sophomore
FallHoursSpringHours
3rd Semester Language (BA Second Language)34th Semester Language, or 1st semester of Another Language (BA Second Language)3-5
Goal 4.1 US Diversity3Goal 4.2 Global Awareness3
ENGL 200+ Level Course/from Writing category (Writing Category: Major Requirement)3, 43ENGL 300+ from English Language or Rhetoric Category (Major Requirement)43
ENGL 300+ from Literary History Category (Major Requirement)4, 63Elective or possible minor course (Total Hours)3
Elective or possible minor course (Total Hours)3Elective or possible minor course (Total Hours)3
 15 15-17
Junior
FallHoursSpringHours
ENGL 300+ from Literary Theory (Major Requirement)43Goal 5 Social Responsibility & Ethics 3
ENGL 300+ from Literary History (Major Requirement)4, 63ENGL 300+ from Forms & Genres (Major Requirement)4, 73
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)3
Elective or possible minor course 300+ (Total Hours)3Elective or possible minor course 300+ (Total Hours)3
 15 15
Senior
FallHoursSpringHours
Goal 3 Social Science3ENGL Elective 500+ (Goal 6 Integration & Creativity, Major Requirement4, 83
ENGL 300+ from Individual Authors/Movements (Major Requirement)43ENGL 300+ Transcultural Approaches to Lit, Lang, or Rhet (Major Requirement)43
ENGL 500+ Elective (Goal 6 Integration & Creativity, Major Requirement)4, 83Elective or possible minor course 300+ (Total Hours)3
LA&S 492 (Recommended, (or elective))3Elective or possible minor course 300+ (Total Hours)3
Elective or possible minor course 300+ (Total Hours)3LA&S 492 (Job Search Stategies, or elective)1
 15 13
Total Hours 120-123

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.