ACADEMIC PROGRAMS AND CONCENTRATIONS

 

A program is a sequenced course of study designed by faculty to focus on a particular area of knowledge or a particular approach to an area.  Each program establishes requirements for Moderation, course work, and Senior Projects.  The required courses can be either specifically designed courses or menus of courses, and may be offered by the program or by other programs.  All students must establish their major in a program and transition from the Lower College to the Upper College through the process of Moderation, usually by the end of the sophomore year. 

A concentration is an optional course of study consisting of a cluster of related courses on a clearly defined topic.  Concentrations may only be pursued in conjunction with a primary program of study.  To complete a concentration, a student must moderate, fulfill all course requirements, and produce a Senior Project that combines the interdisciplinary theories and methods of the concentration with the disciplinary theories and methods of the program

 

1.  Division of the Arts

   Art History

   Dance

   Film and Electronic Arts

   Music

   Photography

   Studio Art

   Theater and Performance

 

2.  Division of Languages & Literature

   Literature (works written in English and world literature in translation)

   Written Arts

   Foreign Languages, Cultures & Literature

Arabic

Chinese

French

German

Hebrew

Italian

Japanese

Russian

Spanish

 

3. Division of Science, Mathematics and Computing

   Biology

   Chemistry

   Computer Science

   Mathematics

   Physics

   Psychology

 

4.  Division of Social Studies

   Anthropology

   Economics

   Historical Studies

   Philosophy

   Political Studies

   Religion

   Sociology

 

5.  Interdivisional Programs

   American Studies

   Asian Studies

   Classical Studies

   Environmental & Urban Studies 

   French Studies

   German Studies

   Global and International Studies

   Human Rights (also available as a concentration)

   Italian Studies

   Medieval Studies

   Middle Eastern Studies

   Russian and Eurasian Studies

   Spanish Studies

 

6.  Multidisciplinary Studies

Programs initiated and designed by students to integrate material from different programs and Divisions (requires the support of faculty advisers and approval by the Faculty Executive Committee).

 

7.  Interdivisional Concentrations

   Africana Studies

   Experimental Humanities

   Gender and Sexuality Studies

   Global Public Health

   Human Rights (also available as a primary program)

   Irish and Celtic Studies

   Jewish Studies

   Latin American and Iberian Studies

   Mind, Brain & Behavior

   Science, Technology and Society

   Theology

   Victorian Studies