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 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.
- 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.
- Any forms required by individual departments, the Honors Program, etc.
- The Sophomore Plan II, an opportunity to intentionally name and plan for a non-academic goal.