History and Literature

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 -...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Classics

Brief Description of Concentration

Classics - StatueThe study of the Classics is an interdisciplinary enterprise involving critical engagement with the literature, art, material culture, and history of the Greco-Roman world. A concentration in the Classics equips students with all the tools...

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