BA in Global and International Studies with concentration in Latin American and Caribbean

Freshman
FallHoursSpringHours
ENGL 101 (Goal 2.1 Written Communication/BA Writing I)13ENGL 102 (Goal 2.1 BA Written Communication/BA Writing II)13
Goal 1.2 Quantitative Literacy3BA Quantitative Reasoning (BAQR)23
1st Semester Language (BA Second Language)352nd Semester Language (BA Second Language)35
GIST 220 (Goal 1.1 Critical Thinking, FALL ONLY)3Goal 2.2 Communication3
 LAC 100 (Goal 4.2 Global Awareness)3
 14 17
Sophomore
FallHoursSpringHours
3rd Semester Language (BA Second Language)334th Semester Language (BA Second Language)33
Goal 3 Arts and Humanities3Goal 3 Social Science
Goal 3 Natural Science3LAC 300, 310, 332, or 3343
BA Laboratory/Field Experience1Upper-Division Latin American and Caribbean Studies Elective43
Upper-Division Latin American and Caribbean Studies Elective43Upper-Division Interdisciplinary Elective43
Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours51Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours53
 14 15
Junior
FallHoursSpringHours
Goal 4.1 US Diversity3Upper-Division Latin American and Caribbean Studies Elective43
Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours53Goal 5 Social Responsibility and Ethics3
Additional Language Course 300+ (Major Requirement)63Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours53
Upper-Division Interdisciplinary Elective43Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours53
Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours53Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours53
 15 15
Senior
FallHoursSpringHours
GIST 610 (FALL ONLY)3GIST 698 or 699 (Goal 6 Integration and Creativity, Major Requirement, SPRING ONLY)3
Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours53Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours53
Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours53Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours53
Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours53Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours53
Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours53Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours53
 15 15
Total Hours 120
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.

3

The Latin American & Caribbean Studies concentration requires 4th level language proficiency in Spanish or Portuguese.

4

A list of courses that fulfill the Upper-Division Latin American and Caribbean Electives, and the Upper-Division Interdisciplinary Electives may be found on the "Degree Requirements" tab for the major.

5

Hour requirements (incl. 45 jr/sr hrs) are typically met through KU core, degree, major, second area of study and/or elective hours.  Students completing the BGS with a major must choose a secondary area of study.  Individual degree mapping is done in partnership with your advisor.

6

This major requirement can be fulfilled by completion of one additional foreign language course (3 hours) beyond the 4th semester proficiency language requirement (300 level or above), or any available additional language course (3-5 hours).

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.