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

  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

  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