Arts and Humanities

Theater, Dance & Media

Brief Description of Concentration

Theater, Dance, and MediaTheater, Dance & Media (TDM) combines historical and theoretical study of live and digital arts with the practice of those arts. Taught by FAS Faculty, and by practitioners from the American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) and...

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Special Concentrations

Brief Description of Concentration

special concentrationsSpecial Concentrations is a unique program at Harvard College, in which students may design their own concentration.  Students with intellectual goals that cannot be accommodated within the existing concentration...

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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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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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Brief Description of Concentration

musicThe concentration in Music exposes students to a wide variety of musical styles, sounds, and musical traditions in order to develop their critical understanding of music in diverse cultural and historical contexts. The concentration also provides a solid foundation in...

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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...

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Folklore and Mythology

Brief Description of Concentration

people dancingFolklore and Mythology is a liberal education in and of itself. The program encourages the study of any given community through its language and culture, offering an array of choices for drawing on a variety of disciplines in the...

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EnglishBrief Description of Concentration

Humans use stories to cope and thrive, from oral poetic traditions to novels, screenplays, and hip hop rhymes. The English Department hones your expertise as a maker and interpreter of stories. By studying English literature, you will learn how to analyze...

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