The plan listed below is designed to provide suggestions for sequencing your major courses, but there are also other ways to sequence most majors. This plan is meant to provide aid in early, provisional planning. Please consult with your academic advisor to make strategic academic decisions about which courses to take each semester.

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Sample Four Year Plan: Sociology/Anthropology (BS or BA)

FALL - Semester 1

SOAN 130: New Majors Seminar in Sociology/Anthropology
SOAN 190: Sociological Inquiry or SOAN 191: Anthropological Inquiry (level 1 course for major)
Liberal Studies Program (LSP) coursework

SPRING - Semester 2

SOAN 190: Sociological Inquiry or SOAN 191: Anthropological Inquiry if not taken fall semester  (level 1)
2 or 1 Level 2 SOAN courses if available and Level 1 completed in fall semester
Liberal Studies Program (LSP) coursework

FALL - Semester 3

SOAN 130: New Majors Seminar in Sociology/Anthropology if not taken yet
1 or 2 Level 2 SOAN courses if available
Liberal Studies Program (LSP) coursework
Class toward minor or area of interest

SPRING - Semester 4

SOAN 360: Sociological Theory or SOAN 361: Anthropological Theory if available and have completed two Level 2 SOAN courses
SOAN 380: Research Design
Level 2 SOAN if needed
Liberal Studies Program (LSP) coursework
Class toward minor or area of interest

FALL - Semester 5

SOAN 381: Data Analysis & Reporting
Level 4 SOAN course (optional)
Liberal Studies Program (LSP) coursework
Class toward minor or area of interest

SPRING - Semester 6

Best semester for study abroad/internship/semester away
Level 4 SOAN course if on campus
Liberal Studies Program (LSP) coursework
Class toward minor or area of interest

FALL - Semester 7

SOAN 490: Senior Seminar I
Level 4 SOAN course
Liberal Studies Program (LSP) coursework
Class toward minor or area of interest

SPRING - Semester 8

SOAN 491: Senior Seminar II
Level 4 SOAN course
Liberal Studies Program (LSP) coursework
Class toward minor or area of interest

The program requires additional credit earned via any minor, 15 credits from one other area outside SOAN, or 15 credits on a unified theme as approved by advisor.

Department chair: please contact Jonathan Vieker with any updates to the plan above.

This is a sample course sequence to illustrate class offerings for this major. The Office of the Registrar is responsible for certifying completion of degree requirements based on requirements specified in Truman's Official Catalog.

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