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.

 

 

PROGRAMS

 

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

         Economics and Finance

         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

         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).

 

 

CONCENTRATIONS

 

         Africana Studies

         Experimental Humanities

         Gender and Sexuality Studies

         Human Rights (also available as a primary program)

         Irish and Celtic Studies

         Jewish Studies

         Latin American and Iberian Studies

         Medieval Studies

         Middle Eastern Studies

         Mind, Brain & Behavior

         Science, Technology and Society

         Theology

         Victorian Studies