SOAN: Sample 4-Year Plan

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

FALL - Semester 1

SOAN 130 and
SOAN 190 or SOAN 191 (level 1 course for major)
Math (as placed)
Dialogues coursework

SPRING - Semester 2

SOAN 130 if not taken yet
SOAN 190 or 191 if not taken fall semester (level 1)
2 or 1 Level 2 SOAN courses if available and Level 1 completed in fall semester
Math (as placed) OR STAT 190
Dialogues coursework

FALL - Semester 3

SOAN 130 if not taken yet
1 or 2 Level 2 SOAN courses if available
BS coursework
Dialogues coursework
Class toward minor or area of interest

SPRING - Semester 4

SOAN 360 or 361 if available and have completed two Level 2 SOAN courses
SOAN 380: Research Design
STAT 190 (if needed)
Level 2 SOAN (if needed)
Dialogues coursework
Class toward minor or area of interest

FALL - Semester 5

SOAN 381: Data Analysis & Reporting*
STAT 190 (if not yet taken)

Level 4 SOAN course (optional)
BS coursework
Dialogues 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
Dialogues coursework
Class toward minor or area of interest

FALL - Semester 7

SOAN 490: Career Preparation
Level 4 SOAN course
Class toward minor or area of interest
Dialogues coursework

SPRING - Semester 8

SOAN 491: Research Presentation
Level 4 SOAN course
Class toward minor or area of interest
Dialogues coursework

NOTES:
* SOAN 381 has a NEW PREREQUISITE/COREQUISITE of STAT 190 – Students need to be prepared for STAT 190 no later than the semester they take SOAN 381.

The Dialogues Curriculum requires a certain number of courses/credit hours in the following Perspectives: Social, Arts and Humanities, STEM, Communications, and Statistics. The exact number of courses a student will be required to take during their undergraduate career varies individually according to the credit transferred in.

Department Chair: Please contact the Center for Academic Excellence 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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