How to Write a Sophomore Plan of Study
As a part of an application for a major, students are expected to prepare, with the assistance of their designated advisor, a reasoned plan for their last two years at Swarthmore. This plan is to be a thoughtful reflection of a student's educational objectives (in the form of a 1-2 page narrative) and should, therefore, include the following particulars:
(a) A brief description of the primary interests, purposes, and principles that organize the student's program of study, including major(s), minors, off-campus study, Honors, etc.
(b) A semester-by-semester list of courses and seminars which are central to the student's academic program. This list will assist planning for the next two years. Note: because of leave patterns and other factors, there is no guarantee that students will be admitted to all seminars and courses they list, even if their program is approved.
(c) Any forms required by individual departments, the Honors Program, etc.
(d) The Sophomore Plan II, an opportunity to intentionally name and plan for a non-academic goal.