Classics

Medieval Studies

Brief Description of Secondary Field

Medieval StudiesThe Committee on Medieval Studies is an interdisciplinary group of faculty who teach and study a thousand-year-long period of European, Near Eastern, and North African history and culture spanning the period between “Antiquity" (c. 1000 BCE -...

Read more about Medieval Studies

South Asian Studies

Brief Description of Concentration

south asian studiesA concentration in South Asian Studies enables students to develop a critical understanding of the diverse cultures, histories, languages and literatures of South Asia, which includes Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri...

Read more about South Asian Studies

Philosophy

Brief Description of Concentration

philosophyPhilosophy studies many of humanity’s fundamental questions: how should we live, what kind of society should we strive towards, what are the limits of human knowledge? What is truth? Justice? Beauty? These questions are central to our lives, because in...

Read more about Philosophy

History & Literature

Brief Description of Concentration

students and faculty of hist and litHarvard’s oldest concentration, History & Literature is an interdisciplinary humanities program where you work closely with outstanding faculty in small-group and one-on-one tutorials. Beyond these tutorials...

Read more about History & Literature

East Asian Studies

Brief Description of Concentration

east asian studiesThe concentration in East Asian Studies seeks to develop a critical understanding of the human experience in East Asia. To study East Asia is to be exposed to a world with different forms of political activity and social...

Read more about East Asian Studies

Comparative Literature

Brief Description of Concentration

booksComparative literature is the department for students who want to cross boundaries -- between languages, between cultures, between disciplines. We welcome students who are interested in studying literature in more than one national and linguistic...

Read more about Comparative Literature