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Welcome

DearStudentsinHarvardCollege:

Foralmostfourcenturies,HarvardCollegehasbeeneducatingresponsiblecitizensand
citizenleadersforoursociety.WhenyoujointheHarvardcommunity,youareembarkingona
liberalartsandscienceseducationthatismeanttobetransformativeacademically,socially,
andpersonally.TheHandbookforStudentsisdesignedtoorientyoutoHarvardCollegeas
youbeginthisjourney.Itcontainsinformationontheacademic,social,andpersonal
developmentopportunitiesavailabletoyouandthemanyresourcestohelpyoufindadvice
andmakegoodchoices.

TheHandbookcanbeyourguidetoacademicrequirements,ourresidentialsystem,andthe
manyactivitiesthattakeplaceoutsidetheclassroom.Youwillalsofindinthesepagesthe
broadoutlinesoftheconcentrationsandsecondaryfieldsofferedbytheCollege.Importantly,
theHandbookclarifiesthevaluesandstandardsweholdasacommunityandthatweexpect
youtohonorinyourconductasastudentintheCollege.Ifyoueverhavequestionsabout
anyofthesestandards,pleasedonothesitatetoreachouttoyourprofessors,TFs,tutors,
proctors,orAllstonBurrAssistantDeanorResidentDeanofFreshmen.Asmembersofan
academiccommunitycommittedtothesearchfortruthandknowledge,weallsharethe
responsibilityforupholdingthesestandards.Tothatend,theCollegehasadoptedanhonor
code,whichgoesintoeffectthisfall.TheHonorCodeistheresultofaseveralyearsofopen
discussionandcollaborationbetweenstudents,facultyandstaff.Acopyofthecodecanbe
foundonthelastpageofthisbookletandontheHonorCodewebsite.

AsyoureadthisHandbook,Ihopeyouwillconsiderthenumerouspossibilitiesitsuggests.
Thenextfouryearsprovidethebestpossibleopportunityforyoutostretch,takeachance,in
yourcurricularandextracurricularlife.ThereisnoonebestwaytodoHarvard,and
studentswhoareopentonewexperiencesgetthemostfromtheirtimehere.Youryearsat
Harvardwillbewellspentifyouventurebeyondyourcomfortzonesbothinsideandoutside
theclassroom.Taketimetoreflectonwhoyouareandwhoyouaretryingtobecome.Take
classesinsubjectsthatintroduceyoutofieldsandideasoutsideofyourconcentrationand
helpyoudevelopnewwaysofthinkingandunderstanding.Participateinactivitiesyouhave
nevertried.Andmostimportantofall,reachouttoandconnectwithpeoplewhoaredifferent
fromyou.TheHarvardcommunityisstaggeringlydiverseininterests,talents,backgrounds,
demography,andvalues.Ourabilitytomeaningfullyengageinadiversecommunitycanset
thepatternsforthechangeswewanttoseeinourlargersociety.

LifeattheCollege,asanywhere,canbeconfusingandfeeloverwhelming.Rememberthat
therearemanypeopleavailableheretohelpyouworkthroughthesemomentsandthink
throughyourchoices,bothacademicandotherwise.Seekoutadvisersyoulikeandtrust,and
neverbeafraidtoaskforsomeoftheirtime.WehopethatyouwillreadthisHandbook
carefullyanduseittofindthesupportyouneed.Youdonthavetoearntherighttoaskfor
help.EveryoneattheCollegewantsyoutoflourish.

Ilookforwardtomeetingmanyofyouatfunctionsbothformalandinformal.Pleasefeelfree
tocometomyofficehourstodiscussanyissuesofconcerntoyou,orjusttogetacquainted.
Ifyouseemeoncampus,pleaseintroduceyourself.Youcanalsoemailmeat
rkhurana@fas.harvard.edu.

IfthereisanythingweintheCollegeofficescandotohelpyoubetternavigateyourcollege
life,Ihopeyouwillletmeknow.Wewantyoutofeelapartoftherichandvariedcommunity
thatisHarvard.Iwishyouahappy,healthy,andfruitfulyear.

RakeshKhurana

DanoffDeanofHarvardCollege

MarvinBowerProfessorofLeadershipDevelopment,HarvardBusinessSchool

ProfessorofSociology,HarvardUniversity

UniversityHall,119

6174951560orrkhurana@fas.harvard.edu

Introduction
NoticetoStudents

TheMissionofHarvardCollege

ABriefHistoryofHarvardCollege

NoticetoStudents
ThiswebsitecontainsareviewoftherulesandproceduresofHarvardCollegewithwhich
studentsareexpectedtobefamiliar.IncludedaretheCollegewiderequirementsfortheAB
andSBdegrees.Specificrequirementsforeachofthefieldsofconcentrationandsecondary
fieldscanbefoundundertheFieldsofConcentrationandSecondaryFieldsheadings.Also
includedhereisinformationonanumberoftheservices,programs,andorganizationsthat
havebeencreatedtobringassistanceandenrichmenttoastudentsundergraduate
experience.Throughoutthiswebsite,theRegistrarreferstotheOfficeoftheRegistrarofthe
FacultyofArtsandSciences.

HarvardUniversitymakesalldecisionsconcerningapplicants,students,faculty,andstaffon
thebasisoftheindividualsqualificationstocontributetoHarvardseducationalobjectivesand
institutionalneeds.Discriminationonthebasisofrace,color,sex,sexualorientation,gender
identity,religion,age,nationalorethnicorigin,politicalbeliefs,veteranstatus,ordisability
unrelatedtojoborcourserequirementsisinconsistentwiththepurposesofauniversityand
withthelaw.Harvardexpectsthatthosewithwhomitdealswillcomplywithallapplicable
antidiscriminationlaws.

InJuneof2014,thecompletionorgraduationrateforstudentswhoenteredHarvardCollege
asfreshmeninSeptember2008was98percent.

Reviewofacademic,financial,andotherconsiderationsleadstochangesinthepolicies,
rules,andregulationsapplicabletostudents.TheFacultyofArtsandSciencestherefore
reservestherighttomakechangesatanytime.Thesechangesmayaffectsuchmattersas
tuitionandallotherfees,courses,degreesandprogramsoffered(includingthemodification
orpossibleeliminationofdegreesandprograms),degreeandotheracademicrequirements,
academicpolicies,rulespertainingtostudentconductanddiscipline,fieldsorareasof
concentration,andotherrulesandregulationsapplicabletostudents.

Whileeveryefforthasbeenmadetoensurethatthisbookisaccurateanduptodate,itmay
includetypographicalorothererrors.Changesareperiodicallymadetothispublicationand
willbeincorporatedinneweditions.
MichaelBurke,Registrar
NolBisson,AssociateDeanofUndergraduateEducation
LaurenBrandt,AssistantDeanofAcademicIntegrityandStudentConduct
LaurenRaece,DepartmentAdministrator,OfficeofUndergraduateEducation
ElizabethGlatzer,CaseManager,OfficeofAcademicIntegrityandStudentConduct

TheOfficialRegisterofHarvardUniversity
PublishedbytheOfficeoftheDeanofHarvardCollege6174951560or
hcdean@fas.harvard.edu

TheMissionofHarvardCollege
HarvardCollegeadherestothepurposesforwhichtheCharterof1650wasgranted:The
advancementofallgoodliterature,arts,andsciencestheadvancementandeducationof
youthinallmannerofgoodliterature,arts,andsciencesandallothernecessaryprovisions
thatmayconducetotheeducationoftheyouthofthiscountry.Inbrief:Harvardstrivesto
createknowledge,toopenthemindsofstudentstothatknowledge,andtoenablestudentsto
takebestadvantageoftheireducationalopportunities.

Totheseends,theCollegeencouragesstudentstorespectideasandtheirfreeexpression,
andtorejoiceindiscoveryandincriticalthoughttopursueexcellenceinaspiritofproductive
cooperationandtoassumeresponsibilityfortheconsequencesofpersonalactions.Harvard
seekstoidentifyandtoremoverestraintsonstudentsfullparticipation,sothatindividuals
mayexploretheircapabilitiesandinterestsandmaydeveloptheirfullintellectualandhuman
potential.EducationatHarvardshouldliberatestudentstoexplore,tocreate,tochallenge,
andtolead.ThesupporttheCollegeprovidestostudentsisafoundationuponwhichself
relianceandhabitsoflifelonglearningarebuilt:Harvardexpectsthatthescholarshipand
collegialityitfostersinitsstudentswillleadthemintheirlaterlivestoadvanceknowledge,to
promoteunderstanding,andtoservesociety.

ABriefHistoryofHarvardCollege
Harvardwasfoundedin1636byvoteoftheGreatandGeneralCourtoftheMassachusetts
BayColonyandnamedforitsfirstdonor,theReverendJohnHarvard,wholefthispersonal
libraryandhalfhisestatetothenewinstitution.Althoughnothingremainsofitsearliest
buildings,brassmarkersinthemiddleofMassachusettsAvenuenowindicatewherethe
GoffeandPeyntreeHousesoncestood.ThechartergrantedtoHarvardbytheColonyin
1650,withamendmentsandJohnAdamssfurtherdefinitioninthefifthchapterofthe
MassachusettsConstitutionof1780,istheauthorityunderwhichtheUniversityoftoday
operates.

Likeanyinstitution,Harvardhasarichandcomplexhistory.Manyofourgraduatesand
facultymembers,asscholarsandcitizens,haveshapedthepolitical,social,andeconomic
landscapeofournationincountlesswaysthathavecontributedtothewellbeingofsociety
andhumanity.Asahumaninstitution,wehavealsosometimesfallenshortofouraspirations.
Therearepartsofourhistorythatwecanandshouldlearnfrom.Ourfallingshortinnoway
detractsfromthepowerofourideals.Rather,ourfailuresremindusthatweshouldnever
takeforgrantedwhatwedoandhowwedoitwemustrecognizethatasacommunity
devotedtolearning,ourworkisnevercomplete.

TheEarlyCenturies

ForitsfirsttwohundredyearsHarvardCollegefollowedasetcurriculumconsistentwiththe
instructionalstyleoftheperiod.Itemphasizedrhetoricalprinciples,rotelearning,and
constantdrilling.Thefacultywasverysmall,yetalreadydistinguished.JohnWinthrop(AB
1732),whoheldtheHollisProfessorshipandtaughtmathematicsandnaturalphilosophyfrom
1738to1779,wasoneofAmericasgreatestmenofscienceinthecolonialera.

Harvardsoldestbuildingsdatefromtheeighteenthcentury.MassachusettsHall(1720),
WadsworthHouse(1726),andHoldenChapel(1744)aretheearliest.HollisHallhasbeena
dormitorysinceitwasbuiltin1763.HarvardHall(1766)standsonthesiteofaseventeenth
centurybuildingofthesamename.Itburneddownonewintrynightin1764,destroyingthe
5,000volumecollegelibrary(thenthelargestinNorthAmerica),andthescientificlaboratory
andapparatus.OldStoughtonCollegesufferedsomuchdamagefromoccupationby
ContinentaltroopsduringtheRevolutionthatithadtobetorndownin1781.AnewStoughton
Hall(1805),HolworthyHall(1812),andUniversityHall(1815)formtheoutlineoftheoriginal
Yard.

Establishedtoprovidealearnedministrytothecolonies,Harvardonlylatercreatedgraduate
programsbeginningwithmedicalstudiesin1782lawanddivinitydidnotbecomegraduate
departmentsuntil1816and1817,respectively.Evenso,theCollegedidnottakeonthe
aspectofatrueuniversityuntilmidcentury,whenalibrarybuilding(1841),anobservatory
(1846),ascientificschool(1847),achemistrylaboratory(1857),andanaturalhistory
museum(1860)werebuilt.

TheComingoftheModernUniversity

UnderthepresidencyofCharlesWilliamEliot(18691909)thenumberandvarietyofcourses
multiplied,thelecturesystemsupplantedtheoldermethodofrecitation,andstudentswere
permittedafreechoiceofcourses.However,longbeforehesucceededEliotaspresidentof
theUniversity,A.LawrenceLowellcametobelievethattherewastoomuchteachingandtoo
littlestudyinginHarvardCollege.Accordingly,throughouthispresidency(19091933),
Lowellemphasizedscholarshipandhonorswork,eventuallyintroducingthesystemof
concentrationanddistribution,togetherwithgeneralexaminationsandtutorials,which
continuesessentiallyunchangedtoday.

Earlyinthetwentiethcenturytheprofessionalschoolseachacquiredanewbuilding:
Medicinein1906,Lawin1907,andBusinessAdministrationin1926.Thegreatcentrallibrary
building,namedforHarryElkinsWidener,datesfrom1915,thepresentFoggMuseumfrom
1927,theMallinckrodtchemicallaboratoryfrom1929.Asimilarburstofphysicalexpansion
markedtheconcludingyearsofJamesBryantConantspresidency(19331953)andthe
entiretermofNathanMarshPusey(19531971).

PuseyandBok:TheGrowthoftheUniversity

DuringthePuseyperiod,governmentsubsidyforsciencemadepossiblethebuildingand
renovatingofmajorfacilitiesintheareasofmedicine,publichealth,andthebasicandapplied
sciences.Fundraisingcampaignsimprovedthefacultysalarystructureandrelatedbenefits,
increasedstudentfinancialaid,andcreatedmanynewprofessorships.

PuseyssuccessorwasDerekCurtisBok,whosetwentyoneyearpresidency(19711991)
wasaperiodofunprecedentedgrowthfortheUniversity.AtthebeginningofBoks
presidency,areductioningovernmentassistanceandtheeffectofinflationonoperatingcosts
begantotaketheirtoll.Itwasnecessarytoseekprivatesourcesofsupportinorderto
achievethePresidentsgoals.UnderBoksaegis,acapitalcampaignwascompleted.

Itincludeda$350millionefforttoimprovetheCollegeandstrengthentheFacultyofArtsand
Sciences,theGraduateSchoolofArtsandSciences,andprogramsinpublicservice.Crucial
totheseeffortswasthedevelopmentofpoliciesthatencouragedtherecruitmentand
appointmentofoutstandingwomenandminorityscholarstopermanentfacultypositions.
Moreover,whendissatisfactiongrewovertheGeneralEducationprogram,inplaceinthe
undergraduatecurriculumfornearlythirtyyears,PresidentBok,aidedbyDeanoftheFaculty
HenryRosovsky,oversawitsreplacementbytheCoreCurriculum.Whilereaffirmingthe
principlethateveryHarvardundergraduateshouldbebroadlyeducated,theCore
emphasizedthestudyofapproachestoknowledgeinsevenareasconsideredindispensable
tothecontemporarystudent:ForeignCultures,HistoricalStudy,LiteratureandArts,Moral
Reasoning,QuantitativeReasoning,Science,andSocialAnalysis.

HarvardintotheTwentyFirstCentury:Rudenstine,Summers,andFaust

NeilL.Rudenstine,Harvards26thpresident,tookofficein1991.Heconcludedhistenureas
presidentinJune2001,afteradecadeofservice.TheRudenstineyearsweremarkedby
effortstostrengthencollaborationamongthedifferentpartsofHarvard,toadvanceanarray
ofprogrammaticinitiativesacrosstheartsandsciencesandtheprofessionalschools,to
expandHarvardsinternationalagenda,toadapttheUniversitytothenewinformationage,
andtokeepHarvardsdoorsopentooutstandingstudentsfromacrosstheeconomic
spectrum.Rudenstineiscredited,amongotherthings,withhavingfosteredanumberof
interfacultyacademicinitiatives,insuchareasastheenvironment,LatinAmericanstudies,
andMind,Brain,andBehaviorwithguidingthecreationofthenewRadcliffeInstitutefor
AdvancedStudy,bornofthemergerofRadcliffeCollegewithHarvardwithinitiatingsteps
towardaneventualnewHarvardcampusintheAllstonsectionofBostonwithvigorous
advocacyoftheeducationalimportanceofstudentdiversityandwithleadingan
unprecedentedUniversitywidecampaignthatraisedarecord$2.6billionforstudentfinancial
aid,newprofessorships,newandrenovatedbuildings,andawiderangeofeducationaland
researchprograms.

InJuly2001,LawrenceH.Summers,(PhD1982),becameHarvards27thpresident.The
formerNathanielRopesProfessorofPoliticalEconomyatHarvard,healsoservedina
numberofprominentpublicpolicyroles,includingVicePresidentofDevelopmentEconomics
andChiefEconomistoftheWorldBank,andSecretaryoftheU.S.Treasury.Inhisfiveyears
asHarvardspresident,Summersspurredattentiontorenewingtheundergraduate
experience,guidedthelaunchofinnovativeinterdisciplinaryinitiativesinthesciencesand
beyond,andstronglyexpandedHarvardsinternationalagenda.Underhisleadership,the
Universityreachedouttomanymoreundergraduatesfromlowincomefamiliesandalso
strengthenedfinancialaidforgraduateandprofessionalstudentspursuingcareersinpublic
service.Harvardalsoachieveddramaticfacultygrowth,undertookmajorinvestmentsinan
arrayofnewfacilities,andtookthefirststepstowardbuildingHarvardsextendedcampusin
AllstonduringSummerspresidency.SummerssteppeddowninJune2006,andbecamea
UniversityProfessor.InJuly2006,DerekBokreturnedtotheofficeasinterimpresidentwhile
asearchforanewHarvardpresidentwaslaunched.Asinterimpresident,Bokdevoted
himselftobringingtoasuccessfulconclusionanongoingreviewofundergraduateeducation,
planningforthedevelopmentofUniversitylandinAllston,andidentifyingorganizational
changesnecessarytopromoteinterdisciplinaryresearch,suchasreformoftheacademic
calendar.Someoutcomesofthatreviewareanewfocusonstudyabroad,thecreationof
secondaryfields,andthePrograminGeneralEducation,whichreplacedtheCore
Curriculum.

DrewGilpinFausttookofficeasHarvards28thpresidentonJuly1,2007.Faust,ahistorian
oftheCivilWarandtheAmericanSouth,isalsotheLincolnProfessorofHistoryinHarvards
FacultyofArtsandSciences.PreviouslyshehadservedasfoundingdeanoftheRadcliffe
InstituteforAdvancedStudy,apostshetookuponJanuary1,2001.Asthefirstdeanofthe
RadcliffeInstitute,FaustguidedthetransformationofRadcliffefromacollegeintoawide
ranginginstituteforadvancedstudy.Underherleadership,Radcliffeemergedasoneofthe
nationsforemostcentersofscholarlyandcreativeenterprise,distinctiveforits
multidisciplinaryfocusandtheexplorationofnewknowledgeatthecrossroadsoftraditional
fields.BeforecomingtoRadcliffe,FaustwasAnnenbergProfessorofHistoryanddirectorof
theWomensStudiesProgramattheUniversityofPennsylvania,wheresheservedfor25
yearsonthefaculty.

RadcliffeandHarvard
RadcliffeCollegehadbeenfoundedin1879tofurnishinstructionandtheopportunitiesof
collegiatelifetowomenandtopromotetheirhighereducation.Fromitsinception,oneaspect
ofRadcliffescommitmenttothatgoalwastoprovidewomenaccesstotheHarvardfaculty.
From1879to1943,HarvardprofessorsrepeatedtoRadcliffestudentsthelecturestheygave
atHarvard.In1943,theinstructionofRadcliffeundergraduatesbecameaformal
responsibilityoftheHarvardFacultyofArtsandSciences.Threeyearslaterallcourseswere
madecoeducational,exceptforsomeofthelargefreshmancourses,whichremained
segregatedforseveralmoreyears.Then,inthe1960sthepaceofintegrationquickened.
HarvarddegreeswereawardedtoRadcliffestudentsforthefirsttimein1963,andinthe
sameyearwomenwereadmittedtotheGraduateSchoolofArtsandSciences.In1967the
doorsofLamontLibrarywereopenedtowomen.However,itremainedforDerekBoktomake
themostdramaticinitialstepsintheprocessofintegration.In1975thetwoColleges
combinedtheirseparateadmissionsofficesandanequalaccessadmissionspolicywas
adopted.In1977,HarvardandRadcliffeagreedthatRadcliffewoulddelegatetoHarvardall
responsibilityforundergraduateeducationofwomenandthemanagementofundergraduate
affairs.Afterthe1977Agreement,RadcliffeCollegedevotedincreasingattentiontocultivation
anddevelopmentofresearchandpostgraduateprograms,havingturnedoveralmostall
responsibilityforcollegiateaffairstoHarvardCollege.AunifiedHousesystembrought
coeducationallivingintobeing,usingbothRadcliffesHousesintheRadcliffeQuadrangleand
theRiverHousesofHarvard.

OnSeptember14,1999,thegoverningbodiesofHarvardandRadcliffecompletedthemerger
ofthetwoinstitutions.HarvardCollegeassumedfullresponsibilityfortheeducationof
undergraduatewomen.AtthatpointHarvardCollegecreatedtheAnnRadcliffeTrust,aset
ofprogramsforHarvardundergraduatesthatseekstoraisetheawarenessofwomenand
womensissuesatHarvard.Infall2006theHarvardCollegeWomensCenteropenedin
HarvardYard,providingaspacebothformeetingsandforrelaxation.TheCenterabsorbsthe
AnnRadcliffeTrustandcontinuestheworkofdevelopingandimplementingacomprehensive
outreachandsupportstructureforundergraduatewomenindividually,andfortheirstudent
organizations.

Asaresultofthemerger,theRadcliffeInstituteforAdvancedStudywasestablished.
BuildingonRadcliffescurrentprograms,toquoteitsmissionstatement,anditscontinuing
commitmenttothestudyofwomen,genderandsociety,theRadcliffeInstituteisan
interdisciplinarycenterwhereleadingscholarscanpromotelearningandscholarshipacrossa
broadarrayofacademicandprofessionalfieldswithinthesettingofamajoruniversity.The
instituteoffersnondegreeinstructionandexecutiveeducationprograms.Itwastheintention
tocreateacenterforadvancedstudyofthefirstrank.

HarvardToday

TodayHarvardcomprisesaFacultyofArtsandSciences,includingHarvardCollege,the
GraduateSchoolofArtsandSciences,theDivisionofContinuingEducation,andtheSchool
ofEngineeringandAppliedSciences.Thereareeightotherfaculties:Business
Administration,Design,Divinity,Education,Government,Law,Medicine(includingDental
Medicine),andPublicHealthandtheRadcliffeInstituteforAdvancedStudy.Itstotalcampus
areaoccupiesabout500acres,concentratedinCambridgeandBoston.Itsfacultyandstaff
numberabout20,000individuals,manyofthemparttime.TheUniversityhasaregular
enrollmentof17,000plussome30,000otherstudentswhotakecreditcourses,noncredit
courses,andseminarsinUniversityExtension,theSummerSchool,andotherprogramsin
continuingeducation.

AcademicCalendar
AcademicYear20152016
FutureAcademicCalendars

ExaminationScheduling

ExaminationandStudentDeadlineGroupsandDates

AcademicYear20152016
FallTerm

August25,Tuesday

Dormitoriesopenforfreshmenat7am.

August29,Saturday

Housesopenforupperclassstudentsat9am.

August30,Sunday

AllHousedininghallsopenfordinnerregularmealservicebegins.

REGISTRATION
FortimesandplacesofRegistration,refertotheRegistrarswebsite.

August17,Monday

Onlineregistrationopens.

September1,Tuesday

Lastdayforallundergraduatestoregisteronline.

September2,Wednesday

Academicyearbegins.
ClasseswillfollowaMondayscheduleonWednesday,September2.OnThursday,
September3,classeswillfollowthenormalschedule.Thefirstmeetingofclassesthat
meetonlyonWednesdayswillbeSeptember9.

September7,Monday

UniversityHoliday:LaborDay.

STUDYCARDDEADLINE

September10,Thursday

Completedstudycardsforallstudents(upperclassmen,freshmen,visiting
undergraduates,andnewtransferstudents)aredueby5pm.
Studentsmustsubmitenrollmentsfortheirminimumcourseloadtypicallyfour
coursesonmy.harvard.eduby5pm.Studentswhodonotsubmitenrollmentsbythis
timewillbechargedafee.
Afterthisdatestudentsmustobtainpermissionfromallinstructorstoenrollincourses.
September10,Thursday

LastdayuponwhichundergraduatesmayregisterlateforthefalltermintheFacultyof
ArtsandSciences.
Lastdayuponwhichundergraduatesmaycanceltheirregistrationforthefallterm
withoutpaymentoftuition.
PlansofStudy/DeclarationofConcentrationduefortransferstudentswhoenteredinfall
2014withsecondsemesterSophomoreorJuniorclassstanding.

September14,Monday

MakeupExaminationsfor20142015begin.

September18,Friday

Lastdayuponwhichundergraduatesmaysubmitcrossregistrationpetitions.Notethat
someschoolshaveearlierdeadlinescheckwiththerelevantschool.
FinaldegreeapplicationsforNovember2015degreecandidatesdue.

September21,Monday

Lastdayuponwhichundergraduatesmaydroporaddanycoursewithoutafee.

October1,Thursday

Applicationsfordegreecreditforstudyoutofresidenceforthespringtermaredueat
theOfficeofInternationalEducation.

October2,Friday

StudentsleavingtheCollegebythisdatearechargedonequarteroftuitionandthe
StudentServicesFee.Afterthisdate,studentswillbechargedonehalfofthosecosts.
SeethechartunderFinancialInformationfordetailsofroomandboardcharges.

FIFTHMONDAY

October5,Monday

Nocoursemaybedroppedfromoraddedtoastudentsrecordafterthisdate.
NocoursemaybechangedfromlettergradedtoPass/FailorfromPass/Failtoletter
gradedstatusforthefalltermafterthisdate.

October12,Monday

Universityholiday:ColumbusDay.

October16,Friday

Deadlineforapplyingforspringhousingifyouwerenotlivinginstudenthousingduring
thefallterm.TheReturningStudentHousingApplicationcanbefoundhere.

SEVENTHMONDAY
October19,Monday

Lastdayuponwhichstudentsmaywithdrawfromafalltermcourse,anotationofWD
willbepermanentlyrecordedonthetranscript.Afterthisdatestudentsareresponsible
forallcoursesinwhichtheyareenrolled.

October23,FridaythroughOctober24,Saturday

FreshmanParentsWeekend.

October30,Friday

StudentsleavingtheCollegebythisdatearechargedonehalfoftuitionandtheStudent
ServicesFee.Afterthisdate,studentswillbechargedthreequartersofthosecosts.
SeethechartunderFinancialInformationfordetailsofroomandboardcharges.

November9,Monday

DeadlineforstudentsinthefalltermtonotifytheCollegetheyarenotreturningtothe
Collegehousingforthespringtermwithoutfinancialpenalty.
DeadlinetosubmitaHousingContractCancellationformforstudentswhohave
submittedaReturningStudentHousingApplicationforthespringtermwithoutfinancial
penalty.
DeadlinetosubmitaspringtermInterHouseTransferApplication.

November11,Wednesday

Universityholiday:VeteransDay(observedforstaff).Classeswillbeheldonaregular
WednesdaySchedule.

November12,Thursday

PlansofStudy/DeclarationofConcentrationdueforclassof2018.

November16,Monday

FinaldegreeapplicationsforMarch2016DegreeCandidatesdue.
LastdaytochangeconcentrationforMarch2016DegreeCandidateswithout
AdministrativeBoardapproval.
LastdayuponwhichMarch2016DegreeCandidatesmaysubmitanapprovedforeign
languagecitationstudyplantotheOfficeoftheRegistrar.
LastdayuponwhichMarch2016DegreeCandidatesmaysubmitanapprovedpetition
forasecondaryfieldtotheOfficeoftheRegistrar.
AdvancedStandingeligiblestudentsplanningtograduateaftersixorseventermsin
March2017,ortobeginafourthyearAMprograminspringterm2016,mustfilean
AdvancedStandingActivationFormbythisdate.

November25,Wednesday,throughNovember29,Sunday

Thanksgivingrecess.

December3,Thursday

Lastdayoffalltermclasses.
StudentsleavingtheCollegeafterthisdatearechargedfullhousing/roomfees.

December4,Friday
StudentsleavingtheCollegebythisdatearechargedthreequartersoftuitionandthe
StudentServicesFee.Afterthisdate,studentswillbechargedthefullamountofthose
costs.SeethechartunderFinancialInformationfordetailsofroomandboardcharges.
Lastdayinthefalltermuponwhichundergraduateswillordinarilybegrantedaleaveof
absencefromtheCollege.

READINGPERIOD

December4,Friday,throughDecember10,Thursday

EXAMINATIONPERIOD
SeetheRegistrarswebsiteforexamtimesandlocationsforfalltermcourses.

December11,Friday,throughDecember21,Monday

December22,Tuesday

AllFreshmanstudentsmustvacatethedormsby3pm.
UpperclassstudentsmustvacatetheHousesby5pm.
Studentsnotcontinuinginresidenceforspringterm2016mustleavetheirroomsby
noon.
StudentstransferringfromoneHousetoanothermustmoveonthisdayafternoon.
CheckwithyournewHouseAdministratorforaspecifictime.

December22,2015,Tuesday,throughJanuary24,2016,Sunday

Winterrecess.

January15,Friday,throughJanuary24,Sunday

Wintersession.

January15,Friday

AllHousesandDormsopenat9amforthespringterm.

January18,Monday

UniversityHoliday:MartinLutherKingDay.

SpringTerm

REGISTRATION
Forspecifictimesandlocations,refertotheRegistrarswebsite.

January20,Wednesday

Onlineregistrationopensonmy.harvard.edu

January25,Monday
Lastdayforallundergraduatestoregisteronline.

January25,Monday

Springtermbegins.Firstmeetingofspringtermclasses.

STUDYCARDDEADLINE

January29,Friday

Completedstudycardsaredueforallstudentsby5pm.
Studentsmustsubmitenrollmentsfortheirminimumcourseloadtypicallyfour
coursesonmy.harvard.eduby5pm.Studentswhodonotsubmitenrollmentsbythis
timewillbechargedafee.
Afterthisdatestudentsmustobtainpermissionfromallinstructorstoenrollincourses.

January29,Friday

LastdayuponwhichundergraduatesmayregisterlateforthespringtermintheFaculty
ofArtsandSciences.
Lastdayuponwhichundergraduatesmaycanceltheirregistrationforthespringterm
withoutpaymentoftuition.

February8,Monday

Lastdayuponwhichundergraduatesmaydroporaddanycoursewithoutafee.
Makeupexaminationsfor20152016falltermbegin.
DeadlinetosubmitafalltermInterHouseTransferApplication(Round1).
DeadlinetosubmitaReturningStudentHousingApplicationforfallhousingifyouwere
notlivinginstudenthousingduringthefallterm.TheReturningStudentHousing
Applicationcanbefoundhere.

February12,Friday

Lastdayuponwhichundergraduatesmaysubmitcrossregistrationpetitions.Notethat
someschoolshaveearlierdeadlinescheckwiththerelevantschool.

February15,Monday

Universityholiday:PresidentsDay.

FIFTHMONDAY

February22,Monday

Lastdayuponwhichacoursemaybedroppedfromoraddedtoastudentsrecord.
NocoursemaybechangedfromlettergradedtoPass/FailorfromPass/Failtoletter
gradedstatusforthespringtermafterthisdate.
Lastdayuponwhichstudentsmaypetitiontodivideayearlongindivisiblecoursewith
approval

February26,Friday
StudentsleavingCollegebythisdatearechargedonequarteroftuitionandtheStudent
ServicesFee.Afterthisdate,studentswillbechargedonehalfofthosecosts.Seethe
chartunderFinancialInformationfordetailsofroomandboardcharges.

February26,Friday,throughFebruary27,Saturday

JuniorParentsWeekend.

March1,Tuesday

Applicationsfordegreecreditforstudyoutofresidenceforthefalltermaredueatthe
OfficeofInternationalEducation.

SEVENTHMONDAY

March7,Monday

Lastdayuponwhichstudentsmaywithdrawfromaspringtermcourse.Lastdayupon
whichstudentsmaywithdrawfromayearlongcourse.AnotationofWDwillbe
permanentlyrecordedonthetranscript.Afterthisdatestudentsareresponsibleforall
coursesinwhichtheyareenrolled.

March12,Saturday,throughMarch20,Sunday

Springrecess.

March25,Friday

StudentsleavingtheCollegebythisdatearechargedonehalfoftuitionandtheStudent
ServicesFee.Afterthisdate,studentswillbechargedthreequartersofthosecosts.
SeethechartunderFinancialInformationfordetailsofroomandboardcharges.

March28,Monday

FinaldegreeapplicationsforMay2016DegreeCandidatesdue.
LastdaytochangeconcentrationwithoutAdministrativeBoardapprovalforMay2016
andNovember2016DegreeCandidates.
LastdayuponwhichMay2016andNovember2016degreecandidatesmaysubmitan
approvedforeignlanguagecitationstudyplantotheOfficeoftheRegistrar.
AdvancedStandingeligiblestudentsplanningtograduateaftersixorseventermsin
May72017orNovember2017,ortobeginafourthyearAMprograminfallterm2017,
mustfiletheAdvancedStandingActivationFormbythisdate.
LastdayuponwhichMay2016andNovember2016DegreeCandidatesmaysubmitan
approvedpetitionforasecondaryfieldtotheOfficeoftheRegistrar.

April1,Friday

Applicationsfordegreecreditforstudyoutofresidenceforthesummeraredueatthe
OfficeofInternationalEducation.

April7,Thursday

Deadlinefortheclassof2019toreportadvisingconversations.

April27,Wednesday
Lastdayofspringtermclasses.
StudentsleavingtheCollegeafterthisdatearechargedfullhousing/roomfees.

April28,Thursday

Lastdayinthespringtermuponwhichundergraduateswillordinarilybegrantedaleave
ofabsencefromtheCollege.
StudentsleavingtheCollegebythisdatearechargedthreequartersoftuition,andthe
StudentServicesFee.Afterthisdate,studentswillbechargedthefullamountofthose
costs.SeethechartunderFinancialInformationfordetailsofroomandboardcharges.

READINGPERIOD

April28,Thursday,throughMay4,Wednesday

EXAMINATIONPERIOD
SeetheRegistrarswebsiteforexamtimesandlocationsforspringtermcourses.

May5,Thursday,throughMay14,Saturday

May13,Friday

DeadlinetosubmitafalltermInterHouseTransferApplication(Round2).
DeadlinetosubmitaHousingContractCancellationformforthefalltermwithout
financialpenalty.

May15,Sunday

Nongraduatesmustvacatetheirroomsbynoon.

May26,Thursday

HarvardUniversityCommencement.

May27,Friday

Graduatingseniorsmustvacatetheirroomsby5pm.

May30,Monday

Universityholiday:MemorialDay.

LateFees
Feesforlatehousingcancellation,lateregistration,latestudycardsubmission,andchange
ofcoursepetitionsarewaivedonlywhentheUniversityisresponsibleforthedifficultyor
whenthesituationinvolvesaseriousillnessofthestudent(usuallyincludinghospitalization)
oradeathinthestudentsimmediatefamily.

Registration
AnystudentintheFacultyofArtsandScienceswhofailstoregisterbytheprescribed
registrationdaywillbecharged$50.Additionally,theDeanofHarvardCollegemayplacea
studentoninvoluntaryleaveofabsenceforfailingtoregisterasrequiredatthebeginningof
theterm.

StudyCards
Astudentwhofailstosubmithisorherstudycardonorbeforetheprescribeddaywillincura
latefeeof$40perweek.Anoverduestudycardwillmakethestudentliablefordisciplinary
action,includingrequirementtowithdraw.

AfterthefifthMondayoftheterm,theAllstonBurrAssistantDeanorResidentDeanof
Freshmensapprovalisalsorequired.NostudycardhandedinafterthefifthMondaymay
addaPass/Failcoursetothestudentsschedule.

CourseChanges
Anystudentadding/dropping/withdrawingfromacoursewillbechargedaccordingtothe
followingschedule.Studentsarenotchargedforanydrop/addsubmissionscompletedbythe
thirdMondayoftheterm.Allstudentspaya$10feefordrop/addsubmissionsbetweenthe
thirdMondayandthefifthMondayoftheterm.AfterthefifthMonday,drop/addpetitionsmay
nolongerbefiled.WithdrawalsubmissionsfiledbetweenthefifthMondayandtheseventh
Mondayalsocost$10.AnotationofWDwillbepermanentlyrecordedonthestudents
transcript.WithdrawalpetitionsmaynotbefiledaftertheseventhMondayoftheterm.There
isnochargeforchangingthegradestatusofacourse.

Correctionstodrop/addpetitionsafterthefifthMondayofthetermandtowithdrawalpetitions
aftertheseventhMondayofthetermmustbeapprovedbytheAdministrativeBoardandwill
incurachargeof$25inadditiontothe$10changeofcoursefee.

PlanofStudy
AnoverduePlanofStudywillmakethestudentliableforalatefeeof$25forthefirstweek,
$50thereafter,andfordisciplinaryaction,includingrequirementtowithdraw.

FutureAcademicCalendars
Forfutureacademiccalendars,visittheRegistrar'sOfficewebsite.

ExaminationScheduling
AnExamandStudentDeadlineGroupformostcoursesispublishedasanArabicnumber
withinthecoursedescriptioninmy.harvard.edu.ExamandStudentDeadlineGroups
ordinarilycorrespondtoclassmeetingtimesandchangeifthemeetingtimechanges.
Occasionally,theRegistrarwillassignanExamGroupthatdoesnotcorrespondtothe
meetingtimeofthecourse.

ManyfactorsmustbeconsideredwhenschedulingeighteenExamandStudentDeadline
GroupsinaninedayExaminationPeriod,includingstudentconflicts,roomavailability,and
personnelresources.Unfortunately,theRegistrarisunabletoaccommodateindividual
requeststoassignalternativeExamGroupstocourses.

Sincethedaysandhoursforcoursesaresubjecttochange,officialdatesandtimesfor
examinationsarepublishedontheFinalExaminationSchedulethatispostedonline
approximatelytwoweeksaftertheStudyCarddeadline.Thispostedscheduleissubjectto
change.
Inselectingcourses,studentsshouldunderstandthattwoExamandStudentDeadline
Groupswillbescheduledonthesameday.Studentswhowanttoavoidhavingtwoexamson
onedayshouldconsulttheFinalExamSchedulewhenenrollingincourses.

Studentswhohavetwoexamsscheduledforthesametimewillbereassignedanexamtime
otherthantheonepostedforoneofthecourses.Studentswillbeinformedofthisalternate
examtimeatleastoneweekpriortothefirstdayofexams.Ifstudentshavequestions
regardinganexamconflicttheyshouldcontacttheRegistrarsOfficeat
exams@fas.harvard.edu.

ExaminationandStudentDeadlineGroupsandDates
ThetablebelowshowsthedatesoffinalexaminationsassociatedwitheachofthefinalExam
andStudentDeadlineGroups.Formostcourses,anExamandStudentDeadlineGroupis
postedonmy.havard.eduwithinthecoursedescription.ExamandStudentDeadlineGroups
correspondtocoursemeetingdaysandtimesandordinarilychangeifthecoursemeeting
daysandtimeschange.Occasionally,theOfficeoftheRegistrarmayneedtoassignanExam
Groupthatdoesnotcorrespondtothemeetingdaysandtimesofacourse.Allstudentsare
thereforeadvisedthattheyshouldnotmakeanytravelplansuntiltheofficialFinal
ExaminationScheduleispublished.Studentsareexpectedtobeinresidencefortheduration
oftheFinalExaminationPeriod.Forthefallterm,theFinalExaminationPeriodisFriday,
December11throughMonday,December21.Forthespringterm,theFinalExamination
PeriodisThursday,May5throughSaturday,May14.

ExaminationGroup FallFinal/MidyearExamination SpringFinalExamination

1 Friday,Dec.11 Thursday,May5

2 Friday,Dec.11 Thursday,May5

3 Saturday,Dec.12 Friday,May6

4 Saturday,Dec.12 Friday,May6

5 Monday,Dec.14 Saturday,May7

6 Monday,Dec.14 Saturday,May7

7 Tuesday,Dec.15 Monday,May9

8 Tuesday,Dec.15 Monday,May9
9 Wednesday,Dec.16 Tuesday,May10

10 Wednesday,Dec.16 Tuesday,May10

11 Thursday,Dec.17 Wednesday,May11

12 Thursday,Dec.17 Wednesday,May11

13 Friday,Dec.18 Thursday,May12

14 Friday,Dec.18 Thursday,May12

15 Saturday,Dec.19 Friday,May13

16 Saturday,Dec.19 Friday,May13

17 Monday,Dec.21 Saturday,May14

18 Monday,Dec.21 Saturday,May14

AcademicInformation
TheBachelorofArtsandBachelorofScienceDegrees

RegistrationandCourseEnrollment

GradesandHonors

AcademicPerformance

Attendance,Absences,ReadingPeriod,Examinations,andExtensions

LeavesofAbsence

EducationRecords

TheBachelorofArtsandBachelorofScienceDegrees
RequirementsfortheDegree

CreditRequirementsfortheDegree
RequirementsfortheDegree

TheFacultyofArtsandSciencesoffersundergraduatesawiderangeofcoursestosatisfy
individualobjectivesandinterests.IndefiningtherequirementsfortheBachelorofArtsand
BachelorofSciencedegrees,theFacultyhassoughttoaccommodatethoseobjectivesand
interestsand,atthesametime,toestablishaframeworkforstudyintheCollegethatensures
involvementwithimportantareasofgeneralknowledge(theGeneralEducationrequirements)
andindepthstudyofonespecificarea(theconcentrationrequirement).Inaddition,students
mustdemonstratecompetenceincertainskillsreflectiveofthecomplexdemandsofmodern
society(writingandforeignlanguagerequirements)andachieveasatisfactorylevelof
performanceintheirwork.Eachoftheserequirementsissetforthindetailbelow.(Forthe
rulesconcerningtheBachelorofSciencedegree,see"EngineeringSciences".)Everystudent
isresponsibleforknowingtherulesthatapplytohisorhercandidacyfortheABorSB
degree.

ExceptionstotherulesmaybemadeonlybyspecialvoteoftheAdministrativeBoardof
HarvardCollege(hereafterreferredtoastheAdministrativeBoard)orbythoseadministrative
officersorcommitteestowhichtheFaculty,forcertainmatters,hasdelegatedauthoritytoact
onitsbehalf.

CreditRequirementsfortheDegree

AllcandidatesfortheBachelorofArtsortheBachelorofSciencedegreemustpass128
credits(theequivalentofthirtytwo4creditcourses)andreceivelettergradesofCorhigher
inatleast84creditsofthem(atleast96creditstobeeligibleforadegreewithhonors).A
courseisequivalentto4creditsandnormallyisthelengthofasemesteracourseis
equivalenttothehalfcoursedesignationinearlierHandbooks.Theonlynonlettergrade
thatcountstowardtherequirementof84satisfactorylettergradedcreditsisSatisfactory
(SAT)onlyone(8credit)seniortutorialcoursegradedSatisfactorymaybesocounted.
Creditstakeneitherbycrossregistrationoroutofresidencefordegreecreditwillnotbe
countedtowardthelettergradedcreditrequirementunlesstheyareappliedtoward
concentrationrequirementsortherequirementsfortheUndergraduateTeacherEducation
Program(UTEP).

Fortyeightoftherequired84lettergradedcreditsshouldnormallyhavebeencompletedby
theendofthesophomoreyear.Ordinarily,nofreshmanorsophomoremaytakefewerthan
threelettergradedcourses(4creditspercourse)inanyterm.

AdvancedStandingstudentsgraduatinginsixsemestersandsophomoretransferstudents
(16creditsgranted)mustpass96creditsatHarvardandreceivelettergradesofCorhigher
inatleast60ofthem(atleast72tobeeligibleforadegreewithhonors).AdvancedStanding
studentsgraduatinginsevensemestersmustpass112creditsatHarvardandreceiveletter
gradesofCorhigherinatleast72ofthem(atleast84tobeeligibleforadegreewith
honors).Juniortransferstudents(64creditsgranted)mustpass64creditsatHarvardand
receivelettergradesofCorhigherinatleast40ofthem(atleast48tobeeligiblefora
degreewithhonors).Alldegreerecipientsmusthavebeendegreecandidatesforatleastfour
regularsemestersandhavepassedatleast64creditsasdegreecandidatesduringregular
terms(fallorspringsemester)inHarvardCollege.Theprecisenumberoflettergraded
creditswithCorhigherrequiredoftransferstudentswillbesubjecttoevaluationatthetime
ofmatriculationatHarvard.

AccessibleEducationOffice
TheUniversitydoesnotdiscriminateagainstqualifiedindividualswithdisabilitiesinadmission
oraccesstoprogramsandactivities.Federallawdefinesadisabilityasaphysicalormental
impairmentthatsubstantiallylimitsorrestrictsthecondition,manner,ordurationunderwhich
apersoncanperformamajorlifeactivity,suchaswalking,seeing,hearing,speaking,
breathing,learning,working,reading,concentrating,ortakingcareofoneself.

TheAccessibleEducationOffice(AEO)servesasthecentralcampusresourceforHarvard
College,theGraduateSchoolofArtsandSciences(GSAS),andtheSchoolofEngineering
andAppliedSciences(SEAS)studentswithdocumentedphysical,mentalhealth,ADHD,and
learningdisabilities.Somestudentsmaysimplywanttodiscussdifficultsituationsandnot
requestanyservicesatall.TheprocessofservingstudentswithdisabilitiesinUniversity
sponsoredprogramsandactivitiesisacollaborativeone,withstudentsexpectedtotakethe
leadinselfdisclosingtoAEOinatimelymanner,providingrequesteddocumentationtoAEO,
assumingresponsibilityforbecomingfamiliarwithAEOandUniversitypolicies,aswellas
overseeingtheeffectivenessandqualityofresourcesandservices.

StudentsareencouragedtomakeinitialcontactwithAEOuponadmissionorassoonas
healthrelatedconcernsarise.Confidentialdiscussionsshouldoccurbetweenstudentsand
AEOassoonaspossibletoavoidservicedelays.Studentsmaywanttolearnmoreabout
permanentortemporaryacademicorhousingaccommodations,accessibletransportation,
adaptivetechnology,andotheracademicadjustmentsconsistentwithUniversitypoliciesby
reviewingthewebsiteandcontactingAEOdirectly.Foramorecomprehensivedescriptionof
AEOservices,policiesanddocumentationrequirements,visittheAEOwebsite,contactAEO
ataeo@fas.harvard.edu,orcall6174968707.Studentswhoaredissatisfiedwiththeir
accommodationsmaywishtoexercisetheirrighttosubmitagrievanceandmayrefertothe
AEOwebsitefordetailsaboutthegrievanceprocedure.

PrograminGeneralEducationRequirement
PrograminGeneralEducation

PrograminGeneralEducationPolicies

PrograminGeneralEducation
Harvardhaslongrequiredthatstudentstakeasetofcoursesoutsideoftheirconcentrationin
ordertoensurethattheirundergraduateeducationencompassesabroadrangeoftopicsand
approaches.ThePrograminGeneralEducationalignstheserequirementswiththe
educationalneedsofHarvardCollegestudentsatthedawnofthetwentyfirstcentury.
GeneralEducationseeksexplicitlytoconnectastudentsliberaleducationthatis,an
educationconductedinaspiritoffreeinquiry,rewardinginitsownrighttolifebeyond
college.Inaddition,theProgramseekstoprovidenewopportunitiesforstudentstolearn
andforfacultytoteachinwaysthatcutacrosstraditionaldepartmentalandintraUniversity
lines.

Complementingtherestofthecurriculum,thisprogramaimstoachievefourgoalsthatlink
theundergraduateexperiencetothelivesstudentswillleadafterHarvard:

topreparestudentsforcivicengagement
toteachstudentstounderstandthemselvesasproductsof,andparticipantsin,
traditionsofart,ideas,andvalues
toenablestudentstorespondcriticallyandconstructivelytochangeand
todevelopstudentsunderstandingoftheethicaldimensionsofwhattheysayanddo.

StudentsmustcompleteonelettergradedcourseineachofthefollowingeightGeneral
Educationcategories.Additionally,oneoftheseeightcoursesmustengagesubstantiallywith
theStudyofthePast:

AestheticandInterpretiveUnderstandingCoursesinAestheticandInterpretive
Understandingfocusonthedevelopmentofaestheticresponsivenessandtheabilityto
interpretformsofculturalexpressionthroughthestudyofliteraryorreligioustexts,paintings,
sculpture,architecture,music,film,dance,decorativearts,etc.Studentslearntoengage
intelligentlyandcriticallywiththeworldofart,literature,andideasbyanalyzingworksina
theoreticalframework.

CultureandBeliefCoursesinCultureandBeliefdevelopanunderstandingofand
appreciationforthewaysthatsocial,political,religious,economic,andhistoricalconditions
shapetheproductionandreceptionofideasandworksofart,eitherwithinoracrosscultural
boundaries.Studentsinthesecoursesexaminehowculturesandbeliefsaffecttheidentities
ofindividualsandcommunities.Coursesinthiscategorydrawconnectionsbetweenthe
materialcoveredinthecourseandculturalissuesofwideconcernorinterest.

EmpiricalandMathematicalReasoningCoursesinEmpiricalandMathematical
Reasoningteachtheconceptualandtheoreticaltoolsusedinreasoningandproblemsolving,
suchasstatistics,probability,mathematics,logic,anddecisiontheory.Studentsdevelopthe
abilitytoapplyabstractprinciplesandtheoriestoconcreteproblems.Theyalsolearnhowto
makedecisionsanddrawinferencesthatinvolvetheevaluationofdataandevidence,and
howtorecognizewhenanissuecannotbesettledonthebasisoftheavailableevidence.
Studentswillbecomeawareofthemanymistakeshumanbeingsarepronetomakingintheir
reasoningandcometounderstandhowtoavoidcommonpitfallsininferencemaking.

EthicalReasoningCoursesinEthicalReasoningteachstudentstoreasoninaprincipled
wayaboutmoralandpoliticalbeliefsandpractices,andtodeliberateandassessclaimsfor
themselvesaboutethicalissues.Studentsexaminethecompetingconceptionsandtheories
ofethicalconceptssuchasthegoodlife,obligation,rights,justice,andlibertywithafocuson
developingtheabilitytoassessandweighthereasonsforandagainstadoptingthemto
addressconcreteethicaldilemmas.Studentsinthesecoursesmayencountervaluesystems
verydifferentfromtheirownthatcallattentiontotheirownethicalassumptions.

ScienceofLivingSystemsCoursesinScienceofLivingSystemsteachcentralconcepts,
factsandtheoriesinthelifesciencesandengineering,andrelatethemtoproblemsofwide
concern.Thesecoursesmayexplorearangeoftopicsrelatingtounderstandinglifeits
origins,thewayitadaptstoandchangestheenvironment,andthewaysinwhichhuman
interventionscanaffectitstrajectory.Thesecoursesprovidestudentswiththetoolsto
evaluatescientificclaims,consideralternativeaccountsforempiricalfindings,andappreciate
theambiguitythatoftensurroundssuchfindings.Wheneverpossible,studentsexaminethe
natureofexperimentsonlivingsystemsthroughlaboratory,field,orotherhandson
experiences.

ScienceofthePhysicalUniverseCoursesinScienceofthePhysicalUniverseteach
scientificconcepts,facts,theories,andmethodsinthephysicalsciencesandengineeringand
relatethemtoproblemsofwideconcern.Thesecoursesmayexplorediscoveries,inventions,
andconceptsinthephysicalsciencesthathaveledtoorunderlieissuesaffectingsocieties
acrosstheglobeincludingrelianceonfossilfuels,theexplorationofspace,theproliferationof
nuclearweapons,climatechange,andprivacyinanageofdigitalcommunication.The
coursesprovidestudentswiththetoolstoevaluatescientificclaims,consideralternative
accountsforempiricalfindings,andappreciatetheambiguitythatoftensurroundssuch
findings.Wheneverpossible,studentsexaminethenatureofexperimentsinthephysical
sciencesandengineeringthroughlaboratory,field,orotherhandsonexperiences.

SocietiesoftheWorldCoursesinSocietiesoftheWorldprovidestudentswithan
internationalperspectivebyacquaintingthemwithvalues,customs,andinstitutionsthatdiffer
fromtheirown,andhelpstudentstounderstandhowdifferentbeliefs,behaviors,andwaysof
organizingsocietycomeintobeing.Thesecoursesmayfocusprimarilyonasinglesocietyor
region,ortheymayaddresstopicsthattranscendnationalboundaries,analyzingtheflowand
transformationofmoney,goods,people,resources,information,orideasbetweenandamong
differentsocieties.Thecoursesmaytakeavarietyofdisciplinaryapproaches,andmaytreat
topicsfromacontemporaryperspectiveorahistoricalone.Studentswilldevelopan
awarenessofthediversityofwaysinwhichhumanbeingshaveorganizedtheirsocial
existence.

UnitedStatesintheWorldCoursesinUnitedStatesintheWorldexamineAmerican
social,political,legal,cultural,and/oreconomicpractices,institutions,andbehaviorsfrom
contemporary,historical,and/oranalyticalperspectives.Thesewillhelpstudentsto
understandthiscountryasaheterogeneousandmultifacetednationsituatedwithinan
internationalframeworkbyexaminingideasaboutwhatitmeanstobeanAmerican,about
thepersistenceanddiversityofAmericanvalues,andabouttherelationsamongdifferent
groupswithintheUnitedStatesandbetweentheUnitedStatesandtherestoftheworld.
CoursesmaycomparetheAmericansituationtoothersocietiesoftheworld,orshowchange
overtimewithintheUS.Thesecoursespreparestudentsforcivicagencybyprovidingcritical
toolstounderstandtheseissuesinahistoricaland/orcomparativecontext.

Ingeneral,studentsshouldplantotakeoneGeneralEducationcourseperterm.Thereare,
however,noconstraintsregardingthetimingoftherequirementsaslongasallarecompleted
bygraduation.FirstyearstudentsoftenfindthatGeneralEducationcoursesareusefulfor
exploringpotentialconcentrations.OtherstudentsusetheGeneralEducationrequirementsto
addsomevarietytotheircourseofstudy.

PrograminGeneralEducationPolicies
StatementofPrinciples

MinimumGeneralEducationRequirement

AdvancedStanding

TransferStudents

TermTimeStudyAbroad

SummerSchool

StatementofPrinciples

Inallcases,thesepoliciesaredesignedtoprovidestudentswithflexibilitytopursueavariety
ofeducationalopportunities.Ingeneral,GeneralEducationrequirementswillbeproportional
tothenumberoftermsastudentspendsinresidenceatHarvard.Studentsmaynotreduce
theirrequirementsbymorethanonecategoryinspecifiedclusters,thusmaintainingbreadth
intheiroverallprogram.ThePrograminGeneralEducationhastheauthoritytoapproveor
denyrequestsforexceptions.

MinimumGeneralEducationRequirement

Inallcases,studentsmustcompleteaminimumoffourcoursesinGeneralEducationthrough
regularcourseworkatHarvardCollege,oneofwhichmustengagesubstantiallywiththe
StudyofthePast.

AdvancedStanding

TheGeneralEducationrequirementwillbereducedbyonecoursepertermofHarvard
CollegecreditforstudentswhohaveactivatedAdvancedStanding.Nostudentmayreduce
hisorherrequirementsbymorethanonecategoryinthefollowinggroupings:(Forexample,
nostudentwillbeexcusedfrombothAestheticandInterpretiveUnderstandingandCulture
andBelief.)

AestheticandInterpretiveUnderstandingCultureandBelief
EmpiricalandMathematicalReasoningEthicalReasoning
ScienceofLivingSystemsScienceofthePhysicalUniverse
SocietiesoftheWorldUnitedStatesintheWorld

TransferStudents

TheGeneralEducationrequirementfortransferstudentswillbereducedbyonecourseper
termofHarvardCollegecreditgrantedforpriorcoursework,uptofourcourses.Students
stayingatHarvardforanextratransfertermmusttakeanadditionalGeneralEducation
requirement.Nostudentmayreducehisorherrequirementsbymorethanonecategoryin
thefollowinggroupings:(Forexample,nostudentwillbeexcusedfrombothAestheticand
InterpretiveUnderstandingandCultureandBelief.)

AestheticandInterpretiveUnderstandingCultureandBelief
EmpiricalandMathematicalReasoningEthicalReasoning
ScienceofLivingSystemsScienceofthePhysicalUniverse
SocietiesoftheWorldUnitedStatesintheWorld

NOTE:TransferstudentsadmittedpriortoSeptember2009maynotswitchfromCoreto
GeneralEducationrequirements.

TermTimeStudyAbroad

TheGeneralEducationrequirementwillbereducedbyonecoursepertermofHarvard
Collegecreditearnedfortermtimestudyabroad.Nostudentmayreducehisorher
requirementsbymorethanonecategoryinthefollowingGeneralEducationgroupings(i.e.,
nostudentmaybeexcusedfrombothAestheticandInterpretiveUnderstandingand
CultureandBelief):

AestheticandInterpretiveUnderstandingCultureandBelief
EmpiricalandMathematicalReasoningEthicalReasoning
ScienceofLivingSystemsScienceofthePhysicalUniverse
SocietiesoftheWorldUnitedStatesintheWorld

NOTE:AstudentmusttakeonecoursetomeetrequirementsinthePrograminGeneral
Educationforeachsemesteroncampus,uptoeightcourses.Thus,astudentwhohas
studiedabroadforonetermandissubsequentlygrantedaninthtermintheCollegemust
meetthefullcomplementofGeneralEducationcourserequirements.

SummerSchool

DesignatedHarvardSummerSchoolcoursesmaycountforGeneralEducation.Ordinarily,
coursescountiftheyareidenticaltocoursesthatreceiveGeneralEducationcreditduringthe
academicyearandaretaughtbythesameHarvardfacultymemberswhoteachthemduring
theacademicyear(orbyamemberofthesamedepartment).Othercoursesmaycount,as
determinedbytheCommitteeonGeneralEducation.HarvardSummerStudyAbroadcourses
willbesubjecttothesamerules.

Forquestions,studentsshouldcontacttheGeneralEducationOffice
(gened@fas.harvard.edu,6174952563,SmithCampusCenterFourthFloor).

TheCoreCurriculumRequirement
AllstudentswhoenteredHarvardCollegepriortoSeptember2009mustmeetthe
requirementsoftheCoreCurriculuminordertograduate,unlesstheychoosetoswitchtothe
PrograminGeneralEducation.StudentsshouldconsulttheGeneralEducationOffice
(gened@fas.harvard.edu,6174952563,SmithCampusCenterFourthFloor)todiscuss
optionsforcompletingCoreCurriculumrequirementsorforswitchingtoGeneralEducation
requirements.

TheConcentrationRequirement
ChoosingaConcentration

ChangingConcentrations

JointConcentrations

SpecialConcentrations

Tutorial

GeneralExaminations

Alldegreecandidatesmustfulfilltherequirementsofoneoftherecognizedfieldsof
concentration,anapprovedjointconcentration,oranapprovedspecialconcentration.A
studentsconcentrationishisorhercommitmenttoaparticulardiscipline,field,or
specialization.Allconcentrationsprovidestudentswithopportunitiesforappreciating,
assimilating,andmakingapplicationsofacoherentbodyofknowledge.

Harvardcurrentlyoffersmorethanfortyfieldsofconcentration,someofwhichhavemultiple
tracks.EachconcentrationisoverseenbyafacultymemberservingastheHeadTutororthe
DirectorofUndergraduateStudies.Overviewsofeachconcentration,itsspecific
requirements,andhowtoobtainmoreinformationabouttheconcentrationareincludedin
FieldsofConcentrationandSecondaryFields.

Inmanyconcentrations,studentsmaypursueeitherabasicprogramoronethatmakesthem
eligibleforhonorsinthefield.Honorseligibleprogramsgenerallydifferfrombasicprograms
inthattheyrequireaseniorthesisand/oradvancedcoursework.Tobeawardedthedegree
withhonorsinthefieldofconcentration,thestudentmustcompletethehonorsrequirements
withintheconcentration,receiveanhonorsrecommendationfromthedepartmentor
committeethatsupervisestheconcentration,andmeettheCollegewiderequirementsforan
honorsdegree.Studentsshouldunderstandthatcompletingthedegreerequirementsforan
honorseligibleprogramdoesnotguaranteethattheywillgraduatewithhonors(see
"RequirementsforHonorsDegrees).

Severalconcentrationsmaylimitenrollmentbyselectingtheirconcentratorsfromthose
studentswhoapply.TheseconcentrationsincludeEnvironmentalScienceandPublicPolicy
HistoryandLiteratureComparativeLiteratureSocialStudiesandVisualandEnvironmental
Studies.Eachoftheseprogramsattemptstoselectthosestudentswhoseneedsand
interestswillbestbeservedbyitsofferingsandwilladmitasmanystudentsasitsteaching
resourcesallow.

ChoosingaConcentration

Thechoiceofaconcentrationisanimportantdecision,requiringinquiryandreasoned
judgmentandsomecreativeresearchonthepartofthestudent.Freshmanadvisers,
sophomoreadvisers,otherresidentadvisers,concentrationadvisers,andfacultyare
availabletohelpstudentsmakethisdecision.FieldsofConcentrationandSecondary
Fieldsliststhenamesofindividualswhocanprovidespecificinformationabouteach
concentration.StudentsmayalsoconsulttheAdvisingProgramsOfficewebsiteforuptodate
contactinformation.

Studentsshouldplantheirconcentrationprogramwitharepresentativeoftheconcentration
whowillapprovetheDeclarationofConcentrationandPlanofStudy.Thisprocedure
constitutesofficialadmissiontothefieldofconcentration.Studentsordinarilymustfulfill
concentrationrequirementsastheyweredefinedinFieldsofConcentrationandSecondary
FieldstheyearthePlanofStudywasapproved,althoughinthosesituationsinwhicha
concentrationsubsequentlychangesitsrequirements,theHeadTutororDirectorof
UndergraduateStudiesmayallowstudentstosubstitutethenewrequirements.

Studentswhoenteredasfreshmeninthefallof2006orlatermustsubmitacompleted
DeclarationofConcentrationandPlanofStudyneartheendofthefalltermoftheirsecond
year(seeAcademicCalendarforspecificdeadlines).Studentswhoareoutofsequence
becauseofleavesorwithdrawalsmustsubmitacompletedDeclarationofConcentrationand
PlanofStudynolaterthantwoweeksbeforetheendofclassesoftheirthirdtermof
enrollment.Anoverduesubmissionofthisformwillmakethestudentliableforalatefeeof
$25forthefirstweek,$50thereafter,andfordisciplinaryaction.

Aspreparationforchoosingaconcentration,everystudentisrequiredtohaveadocumented
advisingconversationwitharepresentativefromoneormoreprospectiveconcentrationsnear
theendofthesecondtermofenrollment.Inordertofacilitatetheseconversations,the
AdvisingProgramsOfficeworksinconjunctionwiththeconcentrationstoholdadvising
conversationeventsduringAdvisingFortnight,whichbeginsoneweekaftertheconclusionof
springrecess.Theseadvisingconversationsdonotindicateanybindingdecisiononthepart
ofthestudent.Concentrationschoosetheirowncriteriafordefiningtheseadvising
conversations,sotheformandcontextmayvaryfromprogramtoprogram.Pleaseconsult
theAdvisingProgramsOfficeformoreinformationatadvising@fas.harvard.edu.

ChangingConcentrations

AftersubmittingaDeclarationofConcentrationandPlanofStudy,studentsmaychange
concentrationsoraddordeleteafieldthatformspartofajointconcentrationbyfilingan
approvedChangeofFieldofConcentrationpetitionwiththeRegistrar.Becausethereare
implicationswithrespecttoastudentsoverallacademicprogramwhenchangingthefieldof
concentration,studentsshouldconsultwithandhavethepetitionapprovedbyboththeHead
TutororDirectorofUndergraduateStudiesoftheproposednewconcentrationandtheir
AllstonBurrAssistantDeanbeforeformallyfilingachangeofconcentration.

AchangeoffieldonthestudentrecordandtranscriptisnotcompleteuntiltheRegistrarhas
receivedtheapprovedChangeofFieldofConcentrationpetition.

AfterthedeadlinefordegreeapplicationsinastudentsfinaltermintheCollege,achangeof
concentrationwillbegrantedonlywiththeapprovaloftheAdministrativeBoard.Ordinarily,
approvalwillbegrantedtofacilitateastudentscompletionofdegreerequirements,butnotto
enhancethelevelofhonorsawarded.

JointConcentrations

Everyyear,somestudentsfindthattheirinterestsarebestaccommodatedbypursuingajoint
concentrationthatcombinestwofields.Thetwofieldscombinedinajointconcentrationmust
eachbeanundergraduateconcentrationofferedinitsownright.Ajointconcentrationis
meanttointegratethetwofieldsintoacoherentplanofstudyandordinarilyculminatesinan
interdisciplinarythesiswrittenwhileenrolledinthethesistutorialofoneconcentrationonly.
Someconcentrationsdonotparticipateinjointconcentrationprograms.Studentsshould
consultwiththeHeadTutororDirectorofUndergraduateStudyintherelevantfieldsformore
information.
Forstudentswhodonotwishtointegratetheworkoftwoseparatefieldsintoonecoherent
program,butwishstilltopursueaseconddisciplinaryarea,asecondaryfieldoptionmaybe
moreappropriate(seeFieldsofConcentrationandSecondaryFields).

StudentswhowishtocombinetwofieldsinajointconcentrationmustfilewiththeRegistrara
DeclarationofConcentrationandPlanofStudythatdesignatesthetwofieldsandhasbeen
approvedbybothconcentrations.Oneoftheconcentrationsisdesignatedtheprimary
concentration.Tograntapproval,bothoftheparticipatingconcentrationsmustbesatisfied
withthecoherenceandmeritofthestudentsplanandbepreparedtosupervisetheprogram
indetail.Nevertheless,studentswhoundertakejointconcentrationsoftenfindthatthey
themselvesmusttakesomeinitiativeinensuringcommunicationbetweentheadvisersofthe
twofieldsandinkeepingtheseadvisersapprisedoftheirprogressandtheirneeds.Any
studentcombiningfieldswhowishestochangeoreliminateoneofthefieldsmustfilea
ChangeofFieldofConcentrationpetitionwiththeRegistrarbythedegreeapplication
deadlineinthestudentsfinaltermattheCollege.

SpecialConcentrations

Eachyearthereareafewstudentswhoseparticularobjectivesrequirethattheypursuea
programoftheirowndesign.UndertheguidanceofanAllstonBurrAssistantDeanand
facultyadvisers,andwiththecooperationoftheappropriatedepartments,thesestudentsmay
proposeconcentrationprogramstotheFacultyStandingCommitteeonDegreesinSpecial
Concentrations(seeSpecialConcentrationsinFieldsofConcentration).Inmakingits
decisions,thecommitteelooksforcoherenceintheprogramaswellasanappropriate
balanceofbreadthanddepth,thestudentsabilitytothriveoutsidethestandardconcentration
structures,andtheavailabilityofappropriateacademicresources.Studentsoftenfindituseful
toentersuchprogramsinthejunioryearafterspendingpartofthesophomoreyearinoneof
theestablishedconcentrations.

StudentsinterestedinpursuingaSpecialConcentrationshouldconsultwiththeDirectorof
UndergraduateStudiesforSpecialConcentrations,whocanprovideadviceabout
constructingaplanofstudyandabouttheapplicationprocess.Thecommitteemeetsto
considerapplicationsthreetimesperyear.Thosestudentswhoseapplicationsareaccepted
mustregisteraChangeofFieldofConcentrationpetitionwiththeRegistrar.

Tutorial

Eachfieldofconcentrationhasjurisdiction,withinFASguidelines,overitsowntutorial
program.Theseprogramsareoutlinedundertheindividualrequirementsforeachfieldin
FieldsofConcentrationandSecondaryFields.Exceptforthosetutorialcoursesgraded
SAT/UNS(seeNonLetterGradesformoreinformation),lettergradesordinarilyarereported
fortutorialsgivenforcredit.Afieldofconcentrationmaybaranystudentfromthetutorial
programbecauseofunsatisfactorywork.

Ordinarily,theworkinaseniortutorialcentersonthewritingofathesis.Astudentwhodoes
notcompletethethesisbutneverthelesswishestoreceivecreditforthetutorialcoursemay
berequiredbytheconcentrationtosubmitapaperorothersubstantialpieceofworkbefore
anycreditcanbeawarded.Studentsareadvisedtolearninadvancewhethertheir
concentrationhassucharequirement.

GeneralExaminations

SomeconcentrationsrequirethatstudentspassaGeneralExaminationbeforebeing
recommendedforthedegreeorbeingrecommendedforthedegreewithhonorsinthefield.
Theseexaminationsareoftendesignedtotestastudentsunderstandingoftheentirefieldof
concentrationratherthandetailedknowledgeofthesubjectmatterofsuchcoursesashave
beentakeninthatfield.Throughtheircourses,independentreading,oranyothereffective
means,studentsareexpectedtohaveattainedagraspoftheintellectualapproaches
underpinningtheirfieldofconcentrationandtobeabletoapplythatthinking.Nostudent
concentratinginafieldwhereGeneralExaminationsarerequirediseligibleforthedegree,
whateverthestudentsrecordincoursesmaybe,untilheorshehaspassedthisexamination
tothesatisfactionoftheconcentration.

StudentsinconcentrationswithGeneralExaminationsshouldconsultwiththeconcentration's
tutorialofficeabouttheschedulingoftheseexaminations.Insomecases,General
Examinationsarescheduledforthespringtermonly.Asaresult,studentswhowillcomplete
allotheracademicrequirements(includingthethesis)inthefalltermanddonotplantoenroll
forthespringtermmayneedtopetitionforthestatusofregisteredsolelyforthecompletion
ofrequirements(RSCR)inordertositfortheGeneralExamination.ThepetitionforRSCR
statusrequiresapprovalofthefieldofconcentrationandmustbefiledwiththeRegistrar
beforetheendofthefinalterm.

OtherRequirements
WritingRequirement

LanguageRequirement

ResidenceRequirement

WritingRequirement

Degreecandidatesadmittedasfreshmenmustenrollduringtheirfirstyearofresidenceina
prescribedcourseinexpositorywritingofferedbytheHarvardCollegeWritingProgram.A
finalgradeofDorbetterinExpositoryWriting20ordinarilyfulfillsthewritingrequirement
however,theDirectoroftheHarvardCollegeWritingProgrammayrequireparticularstudents
todoadditionalworkduringthefollowingterminordertosatisfytherequirement.Neither
coursestakenonaPass/FailbasisnorHarvardSummerSchoolcoursesinexpositoryor
creativewritingmaybeusedtofulfilltheHarvardCollegewritingrequirement.

Alltransferstudentsareexpectedtosatisfythesamewritingrequirementasstudents
admittedasfreshmenunlesstheyhavedemonstratedsuperiorwritingabilityintheEnglish
languagebeforetheyarriveatHarvard.Transferstudentswhoseekexemptionfromthe
writingrequirementmustprovidetheDirectoroftheHarvardCollegeWritingProgramwitha
substantialsampleoftheirownwrittenworkinthesummerbeforematriculationatHarvard.
Suchasampleshouldincludeatleasttwentydoublespaced,typewrittenpages.Papers
submittedtoandevaluatedbyafacultymemberatthecollegethestudentattendedbefore
comingtoHarvardconstituteanappropriatesample.TheDirectorwillevaluatethepapers
anddecideifanexemptionshouldbegranted.Transferstudentsseekingexemptionshould
contacttheHarvardCollegeWritingProgramat6174952566orexpos@fas.harvard.edufor
moreinformation.

Anystudentwhofailstocompletethewritingrequirementduringthefirstyearofresidence
mustenrollinanappropriateExpositoryWritingcourseduringeachsubsequenttermof
residenceuntiltherequirementismet.

LanguageRequirement

Degreecandidatesmustmeetaforeignlanguagerequirementinalanguagewithawritten
componentthatistaughtatHarvardorforwhichanappropriateexaminationwithawritten
componentcanbegiven.Therequirementcanbesatisfiedinoneofthefollowingways:

Earningaminimumscoreof700onaCollegeEntranceExaminationBoard
SATIITestthatincludesareadingcomponent
Earningapassingscoreasdeterminedbythedepartmentonaplacement
examinationadministeredbycertainlanguagedepartments
Passingwithalettergradeoneappropriateyearlongcourse(8credits)or
twosemesterlongcourses(4creditseach)inonelanguageatHarvard,or
theequivalentasdeterminedbytheappropriatelanguagedepartment.
Thesecoursesmaynotincludeforeignliteraturecoursesconductedin
English
Passingwithalettergradealanguagecourseorcoursesattheappropriate
leveltakeninHarvardprogramsabroad,asapprovedbytheappropriate
languagedepartment.Studycompletedatotherinstitutionsmayalsofulfill
therequirementifapprovedbytheappropriatelanguagedepartment
whetherthroughexaminationoronthebasisofachievingaminimumgrade
Astudentwhosehighschooleducationwasconductedinalanguageother
thanEnglishmaysatisfythelanguagerequirementwithevidenceofthe
officialhighschooltranscript.

Inaddition,studentswhohaveearnedscoresonlanguageexaminationsthatwouldnormally
counttowardAdvancedStanding(forexample,aminimumscoreof5onaCollegeBoard
AdvancedPlacementExaminationoraminimumscoreof7onanInternationalBaccalaureate
HigherLevelExamination)willbedeemedtohavesatisfiedthelanguagerequirement,
regardlessofwhethertheyhaveasufficientnumberofsuchscorestoqualifyforAdvanced
StandingandwhethertheychoosetoacceptAdvancedStanding.

AstudentwhosenativelanguageisnotEnglishmaysatisfythelanguagerequirement
throughsatisfactorycompletionofanexaminationintherelevantlanguage.

Detailsonlanguageplacementexams,includingtheprocessforregisteringfortheseexams
andFAQs,canbefoundonthePlacementExamsInformationwebsite.

Anystudentwhohasnotmetthelanguagerequirementuponentranceordinarilyisrequired
toenrollinandcompletewithapassinglettergradeanappropriateyearlonglanguage
course(8credits)ortwosemesterlonglanguagecourses(4creditseach)inasingle
languagebeforethestartofthejunioryear.(Anappropriatecourseisoneforwhichastudent
qualifiesbypreviousinstructionorplacementtest.)Mostintroductorycoursesinalllanguages
taughtatHarvardmaycounttowardsfulfillmentofthelanguagerequirementexceptionsare
notedinthecourselistingsinmy.harvard.edu.

Exceptionstotheordinarymeansofsatisfyingtherequirement,ortothetimingofthe
requirement,canbegrantedonlybytheAdministrativeBoarduponrecommendationofthe
DeanofFreshmenorupontherecommendationofthestudentsAllstonBurrAssistantDean.
Studentswhofailtomeettherequirementbythebeginningofthejunioryear,orinthe
timeframespecifiedbytheAdministrativeBoard,aresubjecttodisciplinaryaction.

Placementexamsinafewlanguageswillbeavailableonlinetoenteringstudentsoverthe
summerbeforetheyarriveatHarvardstudentslookingtoplaceintocoursesinthese
languages,orwhoplantosatisfythelanguagerequirementintheselanguages,arestrongly
encouragedtotaketheexamoverthesummerbeforethestartoftheirfreshmanyear.A
studentwhosescoreontheonlineexamindicatessufficientmasteryofthelanguagetosatisfy
therequirementwillneedtotakeabrief,proctoredfollowupexamafterarrivingoncampus
andbeforestudycardsaredue.Placementexamsintheselanguages,aswellasmany
others,willalsobeadministeredtofreshmenatadesignatedtimeduringOpeningDays.
Upperclassmeninterestedintakingalanguageplacementexamshouldbeintouchwiththe
relevantdepartmentpriortothestartoftheterm.

StudentswishingtofulfillthelanguagerequirementinalanguageforwhichtheCollegedoes
notprovideastandardplacementexamwillneedtoconsultwiththeFreshmanDeansOffice
assoonaspossibleuponadmissiontotheCollege.Studentsmayrequesttotakeaspecial
examinationinanylanguageinwhichanappropriateexamination,includingawritten
component,canbegivenbyamemberoftheFacultyfamiliarwiththestandardsofthe
languagerequirement.Speciallanguageexaminationswillordinarilybescheduledbytheday
thatstudycardsaredue,butstudentsshouldplantotakeeitheraplacementexaminationin
anotherlanguageifpossibleorafirstyearcourseinanotherlanguagetomaximizetheir
optionspendingtheresultofthespecialexamination.Studentswhoplantofulfillthelanguage
requirementbyspecialexaminationshouldconsultwiththeirResidentDeanofFreshmenor
theirAllstonBurrAssistantDeanpriortothesubmissionofstudycards.

Studentswhoplantocontinuelanguagestudybeyondtherequirementlevelmaywishto
qualifyforacitationinthatlanguage(seeCitationsinForeignLanguage.)

ResidenceRequirement

StudentswillnotordinarilyberecommendedfortheABorSBdegreewithouthavingpaidfor
eighttermsofresidence.(AnystudentcurrentlyregisteredintheCollegeisconsideredhere
tobeinresidence,regardlessofactualdomicile.)Exceptionstotheresidencerequirements
aremadeforstudentswhograduateinfewerthaneighttermsbyexercisingAdvanced
Standingorwhomatriculatedwithtransfercredit.SomestudentsmaycompleteHarvard
degreerequirementsinfewerthaneighttermsasaresultofcourseworkdoneelsewherethat
isapprovedinadvanceandcountedbyHarvardtowarddegreerequirements(see
RequirementsfortheDegree),orasaresultofcourseworkdoneattheHarvardSummer
School(seeHarvardSummerSchool),orasaresultofhavingworkedatarateofmorethan
sixteencreditsperterm.Studentswhohaveworkedatarateofmorethansixteencreditsper
termareconsideredtohaveacceleratedandaresubjecttoadditionaltuitionfees(seeGift
AidforAccelerationFees).

NostudentwillberecommendedfortheABortheSBdegreewhohasnotcompleteda
minimumoffourregulartermsintheCollegeasacandidateforthatdegreeandpassedat
leastsixtyfourcreditsduringregulartermsinHarvardCollege.

Studentswhohavenotcompletedthedegreerequirementswithintheallottednumberof
terms(lostdegree"candidates)maycompletedegreerequirementsonlybyenrollinginthe
HarvardSummerSchool,bysuccessfullypetitioningtheAdministrativeBoardforan
additionalterm(seeAdditionalTerm),or,ifeligible,byenrollinginaprogramofstudy
approvedbytheCommitteeonEducationAbroad(seeStudyAbroad).

OtherAcademicOpportunities
SecondaryFields

StudyAbroad

OptionsforStudyAbroad
ProceduresforEarningDegreeCreditforStudyAbroad

CitationsinaForeignLanguage

AdvancedStanding

AdvancedPlacement
AdvancedStanding
ForeignCredentials

StudyatOtherBostonAreaInstitutions

TheUndergraduateTeacherEducationProgram(UTEP)
HumanSubjectsResearch

ResearchandTeachingInvolvingAnimalSubjects

SecondaryFields

Secondaryfieldsprovidetheopportunityforfocusedstudy(fourtosixcourses)outsideofthe
primaryareaofconcentration,buttheyareentirelyoptionalandarenotrequiredfor
graduation.Asecondaryfieldmaycomplementtheprimaryareaofstudyintheconcentration,
oritmaybeentirelyseparate.Unlikeajointconcentration,nointegrativeworkbetweenthe
secondaryfieldandtheprimaryconcentrationisrequired.Thesuccessfulcompletionofa
secondaryfieldwillappearonastudentstranscript.Nostudentmayreceivecreditformore
thanonesecondaryfield.

WhilesecondaryfieldsprovidenewopportunitiesforHarvardCollegestudents,theyalso
comeatacost.Studentswhopursueasecondaryfieldwillhavefewerfreeelectivesandmay
havetogiveupsomeadvancedworkorresearchopportunitiesintheconcentration.
Interestedstudentsshoulddiscussthepossibilitiesofworkinasecondaryfieldwiththe
relevantadviserinthesponsoringprogram.Theyarealsoencouragedtodiscusstheirplans
withtheHeadTutororDirectorofUndergraduateStudiesintheirownconcentration,withtheir
AllstonBurrAssistantDean,orwithotheracademicadvisersbeforeembarkingona
secondaryfieldprogram.

Eachsecondaryfieldprogramhasitsownsetofrequirements,andsomeprogramsoffer
multipleoptionsforasecondaryfield.Afewrules,however,applytoallprograms:onlyone
course(4credits)maycountsimultaneouslytowardsasecondaryfieldandtheconcentration
coursestakenthroughcrossregistration(ifallowedbythesecondaryfieldprogram)willnot
counttowardstheCollegegradepointaverageandstudentsmustadheretotheguidelines
andproceduresforobtainingcreditforstudyabroadinordertocountsuchcoursesfora
secondaryfield.

Nostudentmaysignupforasecondaryfieldbeforedeclaringaconcentration.Studentsare
responsiblefornotifyingsecondaryfieldsoftheirinterestintheprogram,fortrackingtheir
requirements,forobtainingrequiredsignatures,andforsubmittingallelectronicinformation
andsignedpaperworktotheOfficeoftheRegistrarnolaterthanthedeadlinepublishedin
thisHandbook.

SeeSecondaryFieldsforalistofprogramsandtheirrequirements.Theonlinetoolfor
trackingrequirementsandsendingelectronicinformationtotheRegistrarisalsoavailableon
thissite.

StudyAbroad

Harvardviewsstudyabroadasaninvaluablepartofeverystudentsundergraduate
education,andencouragesstudentstoexplorethepossibilitiesofearningdegreecredit
studyinginanothercountry.DetailsabouttermtimestudyabroadmaybefoundontheOffice
ofInternationalEducation(OIE)website.

OptionsforStudyAbroad

Risingsophomores,juniorsandseniorsmaystudyabroadataforeignuniversity,ina
programsponsoredbyaU.S.university,orinfieldbasedprograms.Studentsmayenroll
directlyinthebestuniversitiesintheworld,orworkinthefieldunderleadingresearchers.
PleasefindthelistofapprovedprogramsontheOIEwebsite.

Uptoafullyearofcreditmaybegrantedthroughtransfercredit,forstudyatanaccredited
institutionapprovedbyHarvardUniversity.Nomorethan16creditsmaybeearnedforterm
timestudyabroad,andnomorethan8creditsmaybeearnedforsummerstudyabroad.A
totalof32creditsmaybetransferredtoHarvardfromstudyabroad.

Studentsmayearnconcentrationandelectivecredit,reduceuptotwooftheirGeneral
Educationrequirements,andearncredittowardalanguagecitationorsecondaryfieldfroma
Harvarddepartmentthroughacademicworkcompletedabroad.Specificinformationabout
theseoptionsisprovidedontheOIEwebsite,theGeneralEducationwebsite(seeTermTime
StudyAbroad),andthroughtheundergraduateadvisersinthelanguagedepartments.

StudentsplanningtostudyabroadincountrieswhereEnglishisnotthefirstlanguageare
encouragedtocompleteatleastoneyearofstudyinthehostcountryslanguagebefore
studyingabroad.Aspartoftheiracademicprogramduringeachtermabroad,studentsin
nonAnglophonecountrieswilloftenbeexpectedtotakeeitheralanguageinstructioncourse
oracoursetaughtentirelyinalanguageofthehostcountry.

ProceduresforEarningDegreeCreditforStudyAbroad

Itisimportanttobeginthestudyabroadplanningprocessearly:firstyearstudentsare
encouragedtobeginthinkingabouthowtoincorporatethisinternationalexperienceintotheir
studies.AstudentshouldseekassistancefromtheOfficeofInternationalEducationaswell
astheirconcentrationHeadTutor,DirectorofUndergraduateStudies,andtheirAllstonBurr
AssistantDeanorResidentDeanofFreshmen.

Applicationsforstudyabroadtransfercreditmustbecompletedandsubmittedbeforethe
programbegins.OnlineapplicationinstructionsandmaterialsareavailableontheOIE
website.Thedeadlinesforsubmittingapplicationsareasfollows:

FallTerm:March1
SpringTerm:October1
Summer:SummerFunding,earlyFebruary
General,April1

StudentsshouldmonitorcarefullytheOIEandHarvardSummerSchoolwebsitesstudents
arestronglyencouragedtobegintheapplicationprocessearly.Tobeapprovedforstudy
abroad,astudentmustbeingoodacademicanddisciplinarystandingduringtheterm
immediatelyprecedingtheproposedperiodofstudy.Unlessgrantedpermissionbythe
AdministrativeBoardinadvance,astudentcannotbegranteddegreecreditforcoursework
thatbeginswhenthestudentisonprobationforanyreason.

OIEsuggeststhatstudentsconsulttheofficewebsitefordetailedguidanceontheprocessfor
obtainingcreditforstudyabroad,andforlinkstovariouselectronicresources.

TheHarvardCollegePolicyonUndergraduateTravelAbroadclarifiesspecificsregarding
creditandsponsorshipforundergraduateswishingtotravelinternationally.Studentscanfind
thispolicyaswellaspredeparturehealthandsafetyrequirementsontheHarvardGlobal
SupportServiceswebsite.

StudentseligibleforfinancialaidmustsubmitaFinancialAidSupplementtotheGriffin
FinancialAidOffice,andconsulttheirdesignatedfinancialaidofficerformoredetailed
information.Allstudentsearningcreditabroadduringtheacademicyearwillbeassessedthe
studentservicesfeestudentswillalsoautomaticallybebilledforhealthinsurance,whichmay
bewaivedbythedeadlinewithproofofcomparablecoverage.Studentsabroadwillmaintain
theirHarvardUniversityIdentificationNumber(HUID)andPersonalIdentificationNumber
(PIN),andwillretainaccesstoHarvardlibrariesandservices.

StudentsmayconsulttheOfficeofCareerServices,andtheFundingSourcesDatabasefor
moreinformationaboutsummerfundingopportunities.

Itisexpectedthatstudentswhostudyabroadforasemesteroracademicyearwilltakeafull
courseload,asdeterminedandapprovedbytheOIE,andconsistentwiththeCollege's
policiesforstudentsstudyinginresidence.Astudentstudyingabroadduringthefallorthe
springtermwillreducebyonethenumberoftermsforwhichheorshemayregisterat
HarvardCollege.

IndependentStudywithamemberoftheHarvardFacultywhileastudentisstudyingfor
degreecreditoutofresidenceisgovernedbythesamepoliciesasIndependentStudyin
residence,exceptthattheIndependentStudypetitionmustbereviewedaspartoftheoverall
applicationforstudyoutofresidence.

HarvarddoesnotordinarilygrantcreditforstudyoutofresidenceatotherU.S.institutions,
exceptinrarecaseswhensuchstudyisjudgedtoofferaspecialopportunityunavailableto
thestudentatHarvard.Informationontheprocessforpetitioningforcreditforstudyoutof
residencewithintheU.S.canbeobtainedfromthestudentsResidentDeanofFreshmenor
AllstonBurrAssistantDeanifthestudentspetitionisapprovedbytheAdministrativeBoard,
theOIEwillbenotifiedbytheappropriateDeanandwillinstructthestudentonhowtoapply
fortransfercredit.

CitationsinaForeignLanguage

Advancedtraininginaforeignlanguageisavaluablecomponentofaliberalartseducationit
allowsstudentstoemployanotherlanguageinculturalexchange,research,andwork.To
fostersuchtraining,manyofthelanguageandliteratureandlanguageandcivilization
departmentsofferprogramsinwhichundergraduatesmayearnacitationinamodernor
ancientlanguage.Thoselanguagesinwhichcitationsareofferedandthespecific
requirementsforeacharelistedbelow.Theawardofaforeignlanguagecitationwillbenoted
onthetranscriptatthetimedegreesarevoted,andwillbeincludedinthecommencement
program.Studentswillalsoreceiveprintedcitationsalongwiththeirdiplomas.

Eachlanguagecitationprogramconsistsoffourcourses(4creditspercourseorequivalent)
oflanguageinstructionbeyondthefirstyearleveland/orcoursestaughtprimarilyinthe
foreignlanguage.Atleasttwoofthesecoursesmustbeatthethirdyearlevelorbeyond.
Appropriatecoursestakeninapprovedprogramsofstudyoutofresidenceforwhichthe
studentreceivesHarvarddegreecreditmaybecountedtowardacitation.Coursesthatsatisfy
therequirementsforacitationmayalsobecountedtowardGeneralEducation,Secondary
Field,and/orconcentrationrequirements,asappropriate.

StudentsmustcompleteallcoursestocounttowardthecitationwithlettergradesofBor
better.RegardlessofthelevelatwhichastudententersalanguageprogramatHarvard,all
citationsrequirethecompletionoffourcourses(4creditspercourseorequivalent)takenat
HarvardorcountedforHarvarddegreecredit.Languagecoursesthatmeetthesecriteriabut
arebracketedonthetranscriptmaybecountedtowardalanguagecitation.Someprograms
requirethatcoursesbetakeninaparticularsequencestudentsshouldconsulttherelevant
languageadvisersformoreinformation.

Studentswhoplantosatisfytherequirementsforaforeignlanguagecitationmustcompletea
ForeignLanguageCitationStudyPlanwiththeHeadTutororDirectorofUndergraduate
StudiesoftherelevantdepartmentandfilethisformwiththeRegistrarnolaterthanthe
deadlinefordegreeapplicationsintheirfinaltermintheCollege.Studentsareencouragedto
filetheirintentionstosatisfytherequirementsforaforeignlanguagecitationasearlyasthe
declarationofaconcentrationsothattheymaybenefitfromadvisingbythedepartmentthat
willprovidetherecognition.Studentswillbenefitfromplanningaheadandtakingcoursesin
consecutiveterms,soasnottolosegroundbetweenlanguagecoursesthisisespecially
importantattheearlystagesoflanguagestudy.Studentsplanningtheircoursesaroundstudy
undertakenwhileabroadmustconsultwithrelevantadvisersandobtainpreapprovalofall
coursestheyhopetocounttowardsthecitation,assuchcoursesmustbetakenforHarvard
degreecredit.Thosestudentswholaterdecidenottocompletetherequirementsforacitation
inaforeignlanguageareaskedtocompleteanewPlanofStudyindicatingthisfactinorder
toinformtherelevantdepartmentandtheRegistrar.

Concentrators,includingjointconcentrators,inAfricanandAfricanAmericanStudies,the
Classics,EastAsianStudies,GermanicLanguagesandLiteratures,NearEasternLanguages
andCivilizations,RomanceLanguagesandLiteratures,SlavicLanguagesandLiteratures,or
SouthAsianStudies,whoseconcentrationworkisbuiltonaparticularlanguageorsetof
languages,arenotalsoeligibleforcitationsinthoselanguages.

AfricanLanguages(SeeGikuyu,Igbo,Swahili,Twi,Yoruba,Zulu)

ForallotherAfricanlanguages,pleaseconsulttheDirectoroftheAfricanLanguageProgram.

ClassicalArabic

Fourofthefollowingcourses:ArabicBa,130a,130b,140,141,160r,240r,245r,248r.

OthercoursestaughtprimarilyinArabicorcoursestakenoutofresidenceforHarvarddegree
creditmaybesubstitutedfortheabovecourseswiththepermissionoftheDirectorof
UndergraduateStudiesfortheNearEasternLanguagesandCivilizationsconcentration.

ModernStandardArabic

Fourofthefollowingcourses,includingatleasttwofromthethirdyearorbeyondlist:

Secondyearlevel:Arabic110,Bb.

Thirdyearorbeyond:Arabic131a,131b,241a,241b.

OthercoursestaughtprimarilyinArabicorcoursestakenoutofresidenceforHarvarddegree
creditmaybesubstitutedfortheabovecourseswiththepermissionoftheDirectorof
UndergraduateStudiesfortheNearEasternLanguagesandCivilizationsconcentration.

Catalan

Cataln20plusthreetermsofCataln91r(conductedinCataln),asanequivalentoffour
coursesbeyondthefirstyearoflanguagestudy.Twocoursesmustbeatthethirdyearlevel
orbeyond.OtheradvancedCatalncoursestakenoutofresidenceforHarvarddegreecredit
(ifconductedinCataln)maybesubstitutedforthesecourseswithpermissionoftheDirector
ofLanguageProgramsfortheDepartmentofRomanceLanguagesandLiteratures.Inthe
caseofsummerstudy,thecoursemustlastsixweeksorconsistofatleast50classhoursin
addition,studentsmustsubmitcopiesofsyllabiandcopiesofgradedwrittenworkdonefor
thecourse.

Chinese

Fourcoursesbeyondthefirstyearlevel.Choosecoursesfromthefollowing,ofwhichatleast
twomustbeatthethirdyearlevelorbeyond:

Secondyearlevel:Chinese120a,120b,123xb(Chinese125abmaycountastwocoursesat
thesecondyearlevel).

Thirdyearlevelorbeyond:Chinese130a,130b,130xa,130xb,140a,140b,150a,150b,163,
166r,168r,183,187,197.

ChineseBa,BbandBxdonotcountforalanguagecitation.
OthercoursestaughtprimarilyinMandarinChineseorcoursestakenoutofresidencefor
Harvarddegreecreditmaybesubstitutedfortheabovecoursesonlyafterassessmentviaa
Chineseplacementtestinthebeginningofthefallsemesterandwiththepermissionofthe
EastAsianLanguageCoordinator(eal@fas.harvard.edu).

StudentswhoplantosatisfytherequirementsforaforeignlanguagecitationinChinesemust
completeaForeignLanguageCitationStudyPlanwiththeLanguageProgramCoordinatorin
EALC(5BryantSt.,Room205,eal@fas.harvard.edu).

LiteraryChinese

Chinese106a,106b,107a,and107b.

MoreadvancedcoursestakenoutofresidenceforHarvarddegreecreditmaybesubstituted
forthesecourseswiththepermissionoftheEastAsianLanguageCoordinator(eal@
fas.harvard.edu).

StudentswhoplantosatisfytherequirementsforaforeignlanguagecitationinLiterary
ChinesemustcompleteaForeignLanguageCitationStudyPlanwiththeLanguageProgram
CoordinatorinEALC(5BryantSt.,Room205,eal@fas.harvard.edu).

Czech

CzechB(IntermediateCzechformerlySlavicCcandCd)andtwotermsofCzechCr
(AdvancedCzechformerlySlavicCr).

CoursestakenoutofresidenceforHarvarddegreecreditorSlavic91r(ifconductedin
Czech)maybesubstitutedforthesecourseswiththepermissionoftheDirectorof
UndergraduateStudiesfortheSlavicLanguagesandLiteraturesconcentration.

French

Fourofthefollowingcourses,includingatleasttwofromthelistlabeledthirdyearlevelor
beyond:

Secondyearlevel:FrenchCand30.

Thirdyearlevelorbeyond:Frenchcoursesnumberedatthe40to60level,oranyFrench
coursenumberedatahigherlevelconductedinFrench.Studentsshouldconsultthe
departmentforinformationoncitationcreditforliteraturecoursesnumbered100199.
Studentsmaytakenomorethantwocoursesnumberedateachofthe50levelor60level.

Studentswillnotreceivecredittowardalanguagecitationforcoursestakenoutofsequence.
Thatis,studentsmaynottakeasecondyearorathirdyearcourseafterhavingtakena
courseatthe70,90,or100level.StudentswillreceiveneitherHarvardnorcitationcreditfor
anycoursedesignatedasequivalenttoonetheyhavealreadytaken.

StudentswhoenrollinaFrenchlanguagesection(i.e.discussions,readings,andwritten
assignmentsallinFrench)ofaliteratureorGeneralEducationcoursegiveninEnglishwill
receive2creditstowardacitationuponcompletionofthecourse.Thismeansthatstudents
enrollinginFrenchlanguagesectionsintwoclassesgiveninEnglishwillreceivecreditfor
onecourse(4credits)towardthefourrequiredforacitation.

AmaximumoftwocoursestakenoutofresidenceforHarvarddegreecreditmaybe
substitutedfortheabovecourseswiththepermissionoftheundergraduateadviserinFrench.
CoursestakenoutofresidencewillcounttowardacitationinFrenchifthecourseistaught
entirelyinFrenchasindicatedinthesyllabusorcoursedescription,and,inthecaseof
summerstudy,thecourselastsfourweeksorconsistsofatleast40classhoursinaddition,
studentsmustsubmitsomegradedwrittenworkdoneforthecourse.

StudentswhoplantosatisfytherequirementsforaforeignlanguagecitationinFrenchmust
completeaForeignLanguageCitationStudyPlanwiththeDirectorofLanguageProgramsin
RomanceLanguagesandLiteratures(BoylstonHall436,6174952524).

German

Fourofthefollowingcourses:GermanCa,Cb,50,61,62,67,71,72,orany100levelor200
levelcourseconductedinGerman.GermanDabearns8credits.

OthercoursestaughtprimarilyinGermanorcoursestakenoutofresidenceforHarvard
degreecreditmaybesubstitutedfortheabovecourseswiththepermissionoftheDirectorof
UndergraduateStudiesinGerman.

Gikuyu

Theequivalentoffourcoursesselectedfromamongthefollowing:GikuyuB(ayearlong
course8credits),Gikuyu101ar,Gikuyu101br,orAAAS90r(ifconductedinGikuyu,with
permissionfromtheDirectoroftheLanguageProgram).

OtheradvancedcoursesinGikuyutakenoutofresidenceforHarvarddegreecreditorAAAS
91r(ifconductedinGikuyu)maybesubstitutedforthesecourseswithpermissionofthe
DirectorofUndergraduateStudiesfortheDepartmentofAfricanandAfricanAmerican
Studies.Inthecaseofsummerstudy,thecoursemustlastsixweeksorconsistofatleast50
classhoursinaddition,studentsmustsubmitsomegradedwrittenworkdoneforthecourse.

Greek

Fourcourseschosenfromthefollowing:GreekBa,Bb,H,K,orany100levelGreekcourse,
includingthoseinByzantineGreek.

OtheradvancedcoursesorcoursestakenoutofresidenceforHarvarddegreecreditmaybe
substitutedforoneormoreoftheabovewiththepermissionoftheDirectorofUndergraduate
StudiesfortheClassicsconcentration.

ModernGreek

Fourcourses(orequivalent)chosenfromthefollowing:ModernGreekB(ayearlongcourse
8credits),100,oranyother100levelcourseinwhichthereadingisdoneinModernGreek.

OtheradvancedcoursesorcoursestakenoutofresidenceforHarvarddegreecreditmaybe
substitutedforoneormoreoftheabovewiththepermissionoftheDirectorofUndergraduate
StudiesfortheClassicsconcentration.

ClassicalHebrew

Fourofthefollowingcourses:ClassicalHebrew120a,120b,130ar,130brHebrew150a,
150b,153,165,168,171,174,176.

MoreadvancedcoursesorcoursestakenoutofresidenceforHarvarddegreecreditmaybe
substitutedforthesecourseswiththepermissionoftheDirectorofUndergraduateStudiesfor
theNearEasternLanguagesandCivilizationsconcentration.

ModernHebrew

Fourofthefollowingcourses:ModernHebrew120a,120b,130r,131r,orNearEastern
Civilizations91riffocusedoncontemporaryIsraeliliteratureandcultureandconductedin
modernHebrewatthethirdyearlevelorbeyond.

CoursestakenoutofresidenceforHarvarddegreecreditmaybesubstitutedfortwoofthese
fourcourseswiththepermissionoftheDirectorofUndergraduateStudiesfortheNear
EasternLanguagesandCivilizationsconcentration.

HindiUrdu

Theequivalentoffourtermsselectedfromamongthefollowing:HindiUrdu102(afull
course),103a,103b,104,105r,106.

CoursestakenoutofresidenceforHarvarddegreecreditorotheradvancedcoursesmaybe
substitutedwiththepermissionoftheDirectorofUndergraduateStudiesforSouthAsian
Studies

Igbo

FourtermsofAAAS90r(conductedinIgbo),beyondthefirstyearoflanguagestudy.Two
coursesmustbeatthethirdyearlevelorbeyond.

OtheradvancedIgbocoursestakenoutofresidenceforHarvarddegreecreditorAAAS91r
(ifconductedinIgbo)maybesubstitutedforthesecourseswithpermissionoftheDirectorof
UndergraduateStudiesfortheDepartmentofAfricanandAfricanAmericanStudies.Inthe
caseofsummerstudy,thecoursemustlastsixweeksorconsistofatleast50classhoursin
addition,studentsmustsubmitsomegradedwrittenworkdoneforthecourse.

Italian

Fourofthefollowingcoursesincludingatleasttwofromthelistlabeledthirdyearlevelor
beyond:

Secondyearlevel:ItalianCand30

Thirdyearlevelorbeyond:Italiancoursesnumberedatthe40or50level,oranyItalian
coursenumberedatahigherlevelconductedinItalian.Studentsshouldconsultthe
departmentforinformationoncitationcreditforliteraturecoursesnumbered100199.

Studentswillnotreceivecredittowardalanguagecitationforcoursestakenoutof
sequence.Thatis,studentsmaynottakeasecondyearcourseafterhavingtakenathird
yearcourse,orathirdyearcourseafterhavingtakenacourseatthefourthyearlevel,as
indicatedbythefirstdigitofthecoursenumber.StudentswillreceiveneitherHarvardnor
citationcreditforanycoursedesignatedasequivalenttoonetheyhavealreadytaken.

StudentswhoenrollinanItalianlanguagesection(i.e.discussions,readings,andwritten
assignmentsallinItalian)ofaliteratureorGeneralEducationcoursegiveninEnglishwill
receive2creditstowardacitationuponcompletionofthecourse.Thismeansthatstudents
enrollinginItalianlanguagesectionsintwoclassesgiveninEnglishwillreceivecreditforone
coursetowardthefourrequiredforacitation.

OthercoursestaughtprimarilyinItalianoramaximumoftwocoursestakenoutofresidence
forHarvarddegreecreditmaybesubstitutedfortheabovecourseswiththepermissionofthe
undergraduateadviserinItalian.Coursestakenoutofresidencewillcounttowardacitationin
ItalianifthecourseistaughtentirelyinItalianasindicatedinthesyllabusorcourse
description,and,inthecaseofsummerstudy,thecourselastsfourweeksorconsistsofat
least40classhoursinaddition,studentsmustsubmitsomegradedwrittenworkdoneforthe
course.

StudentswhoplantosatisfytherequirementsforaforeignlanguagecitationinItalianmust
completeaForeignLanguageCitationStudyPlanwiththeDirectorofLanguageProgramsin
RomanceLanguagesandLiteratures(BoylstonHall436,6174952524).

Japanese

Fourcoursesfromthefollowing:Japanese120a,120b,130a,130b,140a,140b,150a,150b.

OthercoursestaughtprimarilyinJapaneseorlanguagecoursestakenoutofresidencefor
Harvarddegreecreditmaybesubstitutedforthesecoursesonlyafterassessmentviaa
JapaneseplacementtestandwiththepermissionoftheEastAsianLanguageCoordinator
(eal@fas.harvard.edu).

StudentswhoplantosatisfytherequirementsforaforeignlanguagecitationinJapanese
mustcompleteaForeignLanguageCitationStudyPlanwiththeLanguageProgram
CoordinatorinEALC(5BryantSt.,Room205,eal@fas.harvard.edu).

Korean

Fourcoursesfromthefollowing:Korean120a,120b,130a,130b,140a,140b,150a,150b.

MoreadvancedcoursesorlanguagecoursestakenoutofresidenceforHarvarddegreecredit
maybesubstitutedforthesecoursesonlyafterassessmentviaaKoreanplacementtestand
withthepermissionoftheEastAsianLanguageCoordinator(eal@fas.harvard.edu).

StudentswhoplantosatisfytherequirementsforaforeignlanguagecitationinKoreanmust
completeaForeignLanguageCitationStudyPlanwiththeLanguageProgramCoordinatorin
EALC(5BryantSt.,Room205,eal@fas.harvard.edu).

Latin

Fourcourseschosenfromthefollowing:LatinBa,Bam,Bb,H,K,orany100levelLatin
course,includingthoseinMedievalLatin.

OtheradvancedcoursesorcoursestakenoutofresidenceforHarvarddegreecreditmaybe
substitutedforoneormoreoftheabovecourseswiththepermissionoftheDirectorof
UndergraduateStudiesfortheClassicsconcentration.

Persian

Persian120a,120b,140ar,140br.

MoreadvancedcoursesorcoursestakenoutofresidenceforHarvarddegreecreditmaybe
substitutedforthesecourseswiththepermissionoftheDirectorofUndergraduateStudiesfor
theNearEasternLanguagesandCivilizationsconcentration.

Polish

PolishB(IntermediatePolishformerlySlavicDcandDd)andtwotermsofPolishCr
(AdvancedPolishformerlySlavicDr).

CoursestakenoutofresidenceforHarvarddegreecreditorSlavic91r(ifconductedinPolish)
maybesubstitutedforthesecourseswiththepermissionoftheDirectorofUndergraduate
StudiesfortheSlavicLanguagesandLiteraturesconcentration.

Portuguese

FourcoursesinPortugueseattheClevelandaboveandthatareconductedinPortuguese.
Studentsshouldconsultthedepartmentforinformationoncitationcreditforliteraturecourses
numbered100199.

Studentswillnotreceivecredittowardalanguagecitationforcoursestakenoutofsequence.
Thatis,studentsmaynottakeasecondyearcourseafterhavingtakenathirdyearcourse,or
athirdyearcourseafterhavingtakenacourseatthefourthyearlevel,asindicatedbythe
firstdigitofthecoursenumber.Courseshavingthesameprerequisites,however,maybe
takeninterchangeably.Inunusualcases,theundergraduateadviserinPortuguesemay
approveanexceptiontothisrule.

OthercoursestaughtprimarilyinPortugueseoramaximumoftwocoursestakenoutof
residenceforHarvarddegreecreditmaybesubstitutedfortheabovecourseswiththe
permissionoftheundergraduateadviserinPortuguese.Coursestakenoutofresidencewill
counttowardacitationinPortugueseifthecourseistaughtentirelyinPortugueseas
indicatedinthesyllabusorcoursedescription,and,inthecaseofsummerstudy,thecourse
lastsfourweeksorconsistsofatleast40classhoursinaddition,studentsmustsubmitsome
gradedwrittenworkdoneforthecourse.

StudentswhoplantosatisfytherequirementsforaforeignlanguagecitationinPortuguese
mustcompleteaForeignLanguageCitationStudyPlanwiththeDirectorofLanguage
ProgramsinRomanceLanguagesandLiteratures(BoylstonHall436,6174952524).

Russian

Theequivalentoffourtermsselectedfromamongthefollowing:RussianB(twoterms
formerlySlavicB8credits),RussianBt(twoterms8credits),orRussianBab(theequivalent
oftwoterms,8creditsinonesemesterformerlySlavicBab)Russian101(formerlySlavic
101)Russian103(formerlySlavic103)Russian102r(formerlySlavic102r)orany
advancedRussianlanguagecourses(Russian111,112,113,114,115formerlySlavic111,
112,113,and115respectively).

OtheradvancedcoursesinRussian,coursestakenoutofresidenceforHarvarddegree
credit,orSlavic91r(ifconductedinRussian)maybesubstitutedforthesecourseswiththe
permissionoftheDirectorofUndergraduateStudiesfortheSlavicLanguagesandLiteratures
concentration.

Sanskrit

Sanskrit102ar,102br,andanytwocoursesinSanskritbeyond102br.

CoursestakenoutofresidenceforHarvarddegreecreditorSanskrit91rmaybesubstituted
forthesecourseswiththepermissionoftheDirectorofUndergraduateStudiesforSouth
AsianStudies.

SlavicLanguages

SeeCzech,Polish,Russian,andUkrainian.

ForinformationaboutstudyingotherSlaviclanguages(forexample,Bosnian,Croatian,and
Serbian),pleasespeakwiththeDirectorofUndergraduateStudies.

Spanish

Fourofthefollowingcourses,includingatleasttwofromthelistlabeledthirdyearlevelor
beyond:

Secondyearlevel:SpanishCand30.

Thirdyearlevelorbeyond:Spanishcoursesatthe40,50,60,and65leveloranySpanish
coursenumberedatahigherlevelconductedinSpanish.Studentsshouldconsulttheonline
departmentforinformationoncitationcreditforliteraturecoursesnumbered100199.

Studentswillnotreceivecredittowardalanguagecitationforcoursestakenoutofsequence.
Thatis,studentsmaynottakeasecondyearorathirdyearcourseafterhavingtakena
courseatthe70,90,or100level.StudentswillreceiveneitherHarvardnorcitationcreditfor
anycoursedesignatedasequivalenttoonetheyhavealreadytaken.

StudentswhoenrollinaSpanishlanguagesection(i.e.discussions,readings,andwritten
assignmentsallinSpanish)ofaliteratureorGeneralEducationcoursegiveninEnglishwill
receive2creditstowardacitationuponcompletionofthecourse.Thismeansthatstudents
enrollinginSpanishlanguagesectionsintwoclassesgiveninEnglishwillreceivecreditfor
onecourse(4credits)towardthefourrequiredforacitation.

OthercoursestaughtprimarilyinSpanishoramaximumoftwocoursestakenoutof
residenceforHarvarddegreecreditmaybesubstitutedfortheabovecourseswiththe
permissionoftheundergraduateadviserinSpanish.Coursestakenoutofresidencewill
counttowardacitationinSpanishifthecourseistaughtentirelyinSpanishasindicatedinthe
syllabusorcoursedescription,and,inthecaseofsummerstudy,thecourselastsfourweeks
orconsistsofatleast40classhoursinaddition,studentsmustsubmitsomegradedwritten
workdoneforthecourse.

StudentswhoplantosatisfytherequirementsforaforeignlanguagecitationinSpanishmust
completeaForeignLanguageCitationStudyPlanwiththeDirectorofLanguageProgramsin
RomanceLanguagesandLiteratures(BoylstonHall436,6174952524).

Swahili

Theequivalentoffourtermsselectedfromamongthefollowing:SwahiliB(ayearlong
course8credits),Swahili101ar,Swahili101br,orAAAS90r(ifconductedinSwahili,with
permissionfromtheDirectoroftheLanguageProgram).

OtheradvancedcoursesinSwahilitakenoutofresidenceforHarvarddegreecreditorAAAS
91r(ifconductedinSwahili)maybesubstitutedforthesecourseswithpermissionofthe
DirectorofUndergraduateStudiesfortheDepartmentofAfricanandAfricanAmerican
Studies.Inthecaseofsummerstudy,thecoursemustlastsixweeksorconsistofatleast50
classhoursinaddition,studentsmustsubmitsomegradedwrittenworkdoneforthecourse.

Swedish

SwedishBaandBbr,ortheequivalenttakenoutofresidenceforHarvarddegreecreditand
approvedbytheDirectorofUndergraduateStudiesinScandinavian.

TwotermsofSwedishlanguageandculturecoursesatthethirdyearlevelorabove.These
mayconsistofanytutorialor100levelcourseconductedinSwedish,SupervisedReading
andResearchcoursesconductedinSwedish(Scandinavian91r),orcoursestakenoutof
residenceforHarvarddegreecreditandapprovedbytheDirectorofUndergraduateStudies
inScandinavian.

Tamil

Tamil102a,102b,andanytwocoursesbeyond102b.

CoursestakenoutofresidenceforHarvarddegreecreditorotheradvancedcoursesmaybe
substitutedwiththepermissionoftheDirectorofUndergraduateStudiesforSouthAsian
Studies.

Thai
Thai102a,102b,103a,and103b.

CoursestakenoutofresidenceforHarvarddegreecreditorotheradvancedcoursesmaybe
substitutedwiththepermissionoftheDirectorofUndergraduateStudiesforSouthAsian
Studies.

ClassicalTibetan

Tibetan102a,102b,andanytwo200levelcoursesinTibetan.

CoursestakenoutofresidenceforHarvarddegreecreditorotheradvancedcoursesmaybe
substitutedwiththepermissionoftheDirectorofUndergraduateStudiesforSouthAsian
Studies.

Turkish

Fourofthefollowingcourses:Turkish120a,120b,130a,130b,149.

MoreadvancedcoursesorcoursestakenoutofresidenceforHarvarddegreecreditmaybe
substitutedforthesecourseswiththepermissionoftheDirectorofUndergraduateStudiesfor
theNearEasternLanguagesandCivilizationsconcentration.

Twi

Theequivalentoffourtermsselectedfromamongthefollowing:TwiB(ayearlongcourse8
credits),Twi101ar,Twi101br,orAAAS90r(ifconductedinTwi,withpermissionfromthe
DirectoroftheLanguageProgram).

OtheradvancedcoursesinTwitakenoutofresidenceforHarvarddegreecreditorAAAS91r
(ifconductedinTwi)maybesubstitutedforthesecourseswithpermissionoftheDirectorof
UndergraduateStudiesfortheDepartmentofAfricanandAfricanAmericanStudies.Inthe
caseofsummerstudy,thecoursemustlastsixweeksorconsistofatleast50classhoursin
addition,studentsmustsubmitsomegradedwrittenworkdoneforthecourse.

Ukrainian

UkrainianBr(IntermediateUkrainianformerlySlavicGr)andtwotermsofUkrainianCr
(advancedUkrainianformerlySlavicGr).

CoursestakenoutofresidenceforHarvarddegreecreditorSlavic91r(ifconductedin
Ukrainian)maybesubstitutedforthesecourseswiththepermissionoftheDirectorof
UndergraduateStudiesfortheSlavicLanguagesandLiteraturesconcentration.

Urdu(seeHindiUrdu)

Vietnamese

Vietnamese120a,120b,130a,130b,140,and140b.

LanguagecoursestakenoutofresidenceforHarvarddegreecreditmaybesubstitutedfor
thesecoursesonlyafterassessmentviaaVietnameseplacementtestandwiththe
permissionoftheEastAsianLanguageCoordinator(eal@fas.harvard.edu).

StudentswhoplantosatisfytherequirementsforaforeignlanguagecitationinVietnamese
mustcompleteaForeignLanguageCitationStudyPlanwiththeLanguageProgram
CoordinatorinEALC(5BryantSt.,Room205,eal@fas.harvard.edu).

Yiddish
Theequivalentoffourtermsselectedfromamongthefollowing:YiddishB,Ca,Cb,102r,
103r,105,200r,202r,204.

OthercoursestaughtprimarilyinYiddishorcoursestakenoutofresidenceforHarvard
degreecreditmaybesubstitutedfortheabovecourseswiththepermissionoftheDirectorof
UndergraduateStudiesfortheNearEasternLanguagesandCivilizationsconcentration.

Yoruba

Theequivalentoffourtermsselectedfromamongthefollowing:YorubaB(ayearlong
course8credits),Yoruba101ar,Yoruba101br,orAAAS90r(ifconductedinYoruba,with
permissionfromtheDirectoroftheLanguageProgram).

OtheradvancedcoursesinYorubatakenoutofresidenceforHarvarddegreecreditorAAAS
91r(ifconductedinYoruba)maybesubstitutedforthesecourseswithpermissionofthe
DirectorofUndergraduateStudiesfortheDepartmentofAfricanandAfricanAmerican
Studies.Inthecaseofsummerstudy,thecoursemustlastsixweeksorconsistofatleast50
classhoursinaddition,studentsmustsubmitsomegradedwrittenworkdoneforthecourse.

Zulu

FourtermsofAAAS90r(conductedinZulu),beyondthefirstyearoflanguagestudy.Two
coursesmustbeatthethirdyearlevelorbeyond.

OtheradvancedZulucoursestakenoutofresidenceforHarvarddegreecreditorAAAS91r
(ifconductedinZulu)maybesubstitutedforthesecourseswithpermissionoftheDirectorof
UndergraduateStudiesfortheDepartmentofAfricanandAfricanAmericanStudies.Inthe
caseofsummerstudy,thecoursemustlastsixweeksorconsistofatleast50classhoursin
addition,studentsmustsubmitsomegradedwrittenworkdoneforthecourse.

AdvancedStanding

FullinformationconcerningAdvancedStandingisfoundonthewebsitefortheOfficeof
UndergraduateEducation.QuestionsabouttheprogramshouldbeaddressedtotheAllston
BurrAssistantDeanortheAdvancedStandingadviserintheOfficeofUndergraduate
Education.

AdvancedPlacement

FreshmenwhoareeligibleforAdvancedStandingusingAdvancedPlacementExaminationor
InternationalBaccalaureatescores,shouldbemindfulthatinthecaseofafewoftheexams
ourfacultyhavedeterminedthatthematerialcoveredbytheexamoverlapswithcontent
taughtinacorrespondingcourseatHarvard.TheAPorIBcourseandHarvardcourseare
deemedtobeequivalentinthecontextofAdvancedStanding,andtheCollegewillnotgive
astudentcreditforboththeexamandtheequivalentcourseifthestudentweretoactivate
AdvancedStandingusingthatscore.NotallAPorIBexamshaveequivalentcoursesat
Harvard,butstudentsconsideringAdvancedStandingshouldbeawareofthispossibilityand
consulttheirplacementandscorerecordsinmy.harvard.eduandtheAdvancedStanding
sectionofthewebsitefortheOfficeofUndergraduateEducation.

CollegeBoardAdvancedPlacementexamscanbehelpfulindicatorsforlevelplacementin
certainsubjects.StudentsareencouragedtosendtheirscorestoHarvardCollegethrough
theRegistrarsOffice.Inmostinstances,studentswillbeexpectedtotakeplacementexams
eveninsubjectsinwhichtheymayhavetakenanAPexam.Theplacementexamscoreand
APscoreareoftenconsideredtogetherinthedeterminationofplacementrecommendations.

AdvancedStanding
Newstudents,exceptingallthoseadmittedastransferstudents,willbeeligibleforAdvanced
StandingiftheyhavereceivedcredittowardAdvancedStandingatHarvardbyreceiving
qualifyingscoresontheCollegeBoardAdvancedPlacementexaminations,International
Baccalaureateexaminations,orcertaininternationalexaminations.ConsulttheOfficeof
UndergraduateEducationandtheAdvancedStandingadviserfordetails.Asmallnumberof
HarvarddepartmentalexamsmaybeusedincombinationwithAPexamscorestomeet
AdvancedStandingcriteriaconsulttheOfficeofUndergraduateEducationwebsite.

AdvancedStandingisdesignedforstudentswhowishtoacceleratetheirstudyandforthose
readytoundertakespecializedworkearly.AneligiblestudentwhowishestouseAdvanced
StandingtograduateafteronlysixorseventermsintheCollegeor,ifaccepted,remaina
fourthyeartopursueoneofseveralspecificmastersdegreeprograms,mustactivate
AdvancedStandingbytheadvertiseddeadlinefordegreeapplicationsduringthethirdterm
beforethestudentintendstocompletetheundergraduaterequirements(consultthis
webpage,andAcademicCalendarfordetails).

StudentseligibleforAdvancedStandingwhoareconsideringpursuingtheAB/AMdegree
programmay,withthepermissionoftheAdministrativeBoard,bracketcertaincoursesintheir
second,third,orfourthyear.Bracketedcoursesarenotcountedtowardthebachelors
degree,GPAcalculations,orhonorsrecommendations,butcounttowardthemasters
degree.(Bracketedcoursesaresocalledbecausetheyappearinbracketsonthetranscript.)
ThelastdateforbracketingcoursesisthefifthMondayoftheterminwhichthecourseis
beingtaken.Petitionstoretroactivelybracketcoursesmaybeconsideredbythe
AdministrativeBoardfromcandidatesadmittedfortheAMorSMdegreeaspartoftheAB/AM
program.IfastudentdoesnotenrollintheAB/AMprogram,ordoesnotcompletetheAB/AM
program,anycoursesthatheorshemayhavebracketedearlierwillbeautomatically
unbracketed.

Forspecificinformationonthenumberoflettergradedcoursesandthetotalcredit
requirementsforthedegreerequiredofAdvancedStandingstudents,seeCredit
RequirementsfortheDegree.

ForeignCredentials

Studentspresentingforeigncredentials(e.g.,BritishAlevels,FrenchBaccalaurat,Swiss
Maturitscores)maybeeligibleforAdvancedStandinguponevaluationofindividual
credentials.StudentswhohaveearnedtheInternationalBaccalaureatediplomawithscores
of7onthreeHigherLevelexaminationsmayalsoqualify.Forfurtherinformation,please
consulttheAdvancedStandingadviserintheOfficeofUndergraduateEducation.

StudyatOtherBostonAreaInstitutions

Fromtimetotime,studentswithstrongacademicplanswishtoincorporateinthoseplansone
ormorecoursesatalocalcollegeoruniversitywithwhichHarvarddoesnothaveacross
registrationagreement,whilecontinuingtobeenrolledandtakecoursesintheCollege.(The
FacultyofArtsandScienceshascrossregistrationagreementswiththeotherHarvard
FacultiesandwithMITseeCrossRegistration.)Withtheexceptionofstudentswhomaybe
enrolledinthedoubledegree(AB/MM)programbetweentheCollegeandNewEngland
Conservatory,HarvardundergraduateswishingtoearnHarvarddegreecreditduringagiven
termupto8creditsthatarenotavailableatHarvardmustdemonstratethatthesecourseswill
contributetoacompellingacademicplantiedtotheirconcentration.Thisplanmustbe
endorsedbythestudent'sHeadTutororDirectorofUndergraduateStudies,andthenthe
studentmaypetitiontheAdministrativeBoardbytheappropriatedeadlineforthetermin
whichthestudentwishestoincludecourseselsewhereintheirplansofstudy.Harvard
CollegestudentswhoareenrolledinHarvard'sdoubledegree(AB/MM)programwithNew
EnglandConservatorymaypetitiontheAdministrativeBoardbytheappropriatedeadlinein
ordertobeallowedtotakeupto8creditsinagiventermatNewEnglandConservatory.The
doubledegreestudentmustdemonstratethatthecoursewillcontributetoacompelling
academicplantiedtohisorherworkinthedoubledegreeprogramandthatthecourseisnot
offeredatHarvard.Thestudent'splanmustbeendorsedbytheadvisertothedoubledegree
programinHarvard'sDepartmentofMusic.

Itiseachstudentsresponsibilitytogainadmissiontoandpayfortheinstructionattheother
institutionandtopresentatranscriptfromtheotherinstitutionfortheworkcompletedatthe
endoftheterm,followingtheusualproceduresforstudyoutofresidence.Harvardtuitionis
reducedforthesestudentsonapercoursebasisforeachcoursetakenelsewherefor
Harvarddegreecredit,andthosestudentseligibleforfinancialaidmayapplytheiraidtothe
costsofstudyingattheotherinstitution.ProvidedthattheircombinedprogramatHarvardand
theotherinstitutionaddsuptoafullload,studentsmaycontinueinCollegehousingsubject
totheordinaryeligibilityrules.Allotheradministrativeproceduresandlimitationsonthe
overallamountofcreditastudentmayearnoutofresidencefollowthepoliciesforfulltime
studyoutofresidence(seeProceduresforEarningDegreeCreditforStudyAbroad).For
moreinformation,astudentshouldconsulthisorherResidentDeanofFreshmenorAllston
BurrAssistantDean.

TheUndergraduateTeacherEducationProgram

TheUndergraduateTeacherEducationProgram(UTEP)isafourcoursesequence(16
credits)thatpermitsastudenttoobtainalicense(orcertificate)toteachinmiddleand/or
secondarypublicschoolsinMassachusettsandthe40+stateswithwhichMassachusettshas
reciprocity.UTEPisnotaconcentrationinitselfbutmeanttocomplementaconcentration.

ParticipationintheprogramrequiresapprovaloftheUTEPadmissionscommittee,which
considersapplicationsfromstudentsasearlyasthespringtermintheirsophomoreyear,or
aslateasthefalltermintheirsenioryear.Theadmissionsprocessincludesaninterviewand
submissionofanapplication,academicrecords,recommendations,arsum,andaPlanof
Study.StudentsshouldhaveaBorhighercumulativegradepointaveragewhentheyapply,
andshouldalsohavesomeexperienceworkingwithyouth(e.g.,asacampcounselor,tutor,
coach).

TobeeligibleforlicensurethroughUTEP,studentsmustfulfillthefollowingrequirements:

ThreePerspectivesCourses:Onecourseaddressingpsychologicalperspectivesonhuman
developmentonecourseaddressingeducationalperspectivesonschools,curricula,and
teachersandonecoursefocusedonplanningcurriculainthesubjectforwhichthestudentis
seekingalicense.AlistofeligiblecoursesisavailableintheTeacherEducationProgram
Office,LongfellowHall,Room310A,GraduateSchoolofEducation,orontheUTEPwebsite.

FieldWork(prepracticum):Onetermofweeklyclassroomobservations(sixhoursperweek
78hourstotal)inanapprovedpublicschoolsetting.

StudentTeaching(practicum):360hoursofsupervisedstudentteaching.Thisexperience
countsasonehalfcourseandmustbetakenattheGraduateSchoolofEducationafter
satisfyingtheprepracticumfieldworkrequirements.

SubjectMatterBackground:AllUTEPcandidatesmusthavecontentexpertiseinan
academicfieldtaughtinmiddleorsecondaryschools.UTEPofferspreparationtoteach
biology,chemistry,earthscience,English,generalscience(middleschoolonly),history,
mathematics,physics,andpoliticalscience/politicalphilosophy(socialstudies).

Ideally,allUTEPcoursesandfieldworkshouldbecompletedwithinthejuniorand/orsenior
year.StudentsenrolledintheUndergraduateTeacherEducationProgram(UTEP)may
receivecreditforsummercoursestakenintheGraduateSchoolofEducationinorderto
satisfyUTEPprogramrequirements.Studentsmayalsoapplyforspecialstudentstatusinthe
HarvardGraduateSchoolofEducationtocompletethestudentteachingandcurricular
planningrequirementsinthefirsttermaftergraduation.ThisisknownastheTermAfter
Option.UTEPisalsopilotinganotheroptionforcompletingtheprogramrequirements.This
wouldrequirestudentstospendasummerstudentteachingattheCambridgeHarvard
SummerAcademy,alongwithrelevantcourseworkattheGraduateSchoolofEducation.This
wouldbefollowed,inthefallsemester,bythepracticum,teachingmethodscourse,andthe
courseoneducationalperspectives.ThisallowsundergraduatestocompletetheUTEP
requirementswithaslittledisruptionaspossibletotheircollegecoursework.

Interestedstudentsareencouragedtoinquireabouttheprogramatanytime.Questions
shouldbedirectedtotheUTEPDirector,whoisresponsibleforadvisingprogramparticipants.
Forfurtherinformation,pleasecontacttheUndergraduateTeacherEducationProgramOffice
attheGraduateSchoolofEducation,LongfellowHall,Room310A,6174952783,orvisitthe
UTEPwebsite.

HumanSubjectsResearch

Universityregulationsandfederalrulesrequirethatnoresearchinvolvinghumansubjects
maybeginuntilithasbeenreviewedandhasbeenissuedeitheranapprovaloranexemption
determination.TheFacultyStandingCommitteeontheUseofHumanSubjectsinResearch
(CUHS)isthereviewingbodyforFAS.Facultyandstudentscontemplatingaresearchproject
involvinghumansassubjects,whetherornottheworkisexternallyfundedandregardlessof
theareaofacademicdiscipline,shouldascertainwhethertheprojectrequiresreview.Please
consulttheCUHSwebsiteformoreinformation.

FacultyStandingCommitteeontheUseofHumanSubjects

TheFacultyStandingCommitteeontheUseofHumanSubjectsinResearch,theFacultyof
ArtsandSciencesfederallymandatedInstitutionalReviewBoards(IRBs),isresponsiblefor
reviewingproposedstudiesfromFASthatinvolvehumansasresearchsubjects.Noresearch
involvinghumansubjectsmaybeginuntilithasbeenreviewedbyCUHSandCUHShas
issuedeitheranapprovaloranexemptiondetermination.Applicationsmustbesubmitted
throughtheElectronicSubmission,TrackingandReportingsystem(ESTR).Pleaseconsult
theCUHSwebsiteorcontactCUHSat6174962847orcuhs@fas.harvard.edutofindout
moreinformationabout

ThetypesofresearchthatrequireIRBreview
Theprocessforsubmittingapplications
ThetrainingrequiredforinvestigatorsandtheirFacultySponsors
Thestandardsthattheresearchmustmeet
Appropriateforms,templates,andguidancedocuments

ResearchandTeachingInvolvingAnimalSubjects

ResearchAdministrativeServices

IACUCWebsitePINaccesswithpermission

OfficeoftheViceProvostforResearch

Theuseofliveanimalsinresearchandteachingisasocietalandindividualprivilegethatis
takenseriouslyatHarvardandisahighlyregulatedactivity.Universitypoliciesand
governmentregulationsrequireadvancereviewandapprovalofallvertebrateresearchprior
toitscommencement.TheFacultyofArtsandSciencesfederallymandatedInstitutional
AnimalCareandUseCommittee(IACUC),isresponsibleforreviewingandapproving
proposedstudies.
IACUCadministrativeservicesareprovidedbystaffintheFASResearchAdministration
Services(RAS)office.Allindividualsusingvertebrateanimalsinresearchand/orteaching
mustparticipateintheinstitutionsoccupationalhealthprogram,completeassignedtraining
courses,andattendorientationthatacquaintstheparticipantswithHarvardpoliciesaswellas
federal,state,andCityofCambridgeregulationsregardingtheuseofanimals.

TheOfficeofAnimalResources(OAR)istheunitresponsibleforthehousing,dailycareand
healthofvertebrateanimalsusedoncampusintheFAS.Allmammalsandotherselect
vertebrateshousedinOARmanagedfacilitiesmustbeorderedthroughtheOARsAnimal
Orderingsystemquestionsregardingordersmaybesenttoanimalorders@fas.harvard.edu).

Anyconcernsorquestionsaboutthecareanduseoflaboratoryanimalsshouldbedirected
promptlytoanyofthefollowingcontactslistedbelow.InaccordancewiththeUniversitys
WhistleblowerPolicy,theUniversitywillprotectfromretaliationmembersoftheHarvard
communitywhomakegoodfaithreportsofsuspectedviolationsoflaworUniversitypolicy.
TheUniversitysComplianceHotlineisaresourceformembersoftheHarvardcommunity
whoareuncomfortablereportingthroughtherecommendedcontactsandpreferto
anonymouslyreportanysuspectedviolationsoflaworHarvardpolicy.

CraigP.Hunter,PhD,ProfessorofMolecularandCellularBiologyandChair,HU/FAS
StandingCommitteeontheUseofAnimalsinResearchandTeaching:(617)4958309
orcraig_hunter@harvard.edu
LeslieA.Kirwan,DeanforAdministrationandFinanceoftheFacultyofArtsand
Sciences,InstitutionalOfficialoftheAnimalCareandUseprogram:(617)4968729,
leslie_kirwan@harvard.edu
StevenM.Niemi,DVM,AttendingVeterinarianandDirectoroftheOfficeofAnimal
Resources:(617)3849576,sniemi@fas.harvard.edu
DeniseM.Moody,SeniorDirectorofResearchCompliance:(617)4963090,
denisemoody@fas.harvard.edu
InstitutionalAnimalCareandUseCommitteeadministrativeoffice:
iacuc@fas.harvard.edu
ComplianceHotline:8776942275

RegistrationandCourseEnrollment
Registration

Studentsarerequiredtoregisteronlineattheopeningofeachtermbythedatedesignatedin
theacademiccalendar.Astudentwhofailstoregisterbytheprescribeddateissubjectto
disciplinaryactionandwillincura$50charge.Registrationinformationisavailableonthe
Registrarswebsite.Ordinarily,nostudentswillbeallowedtoregisterafter5pmonthe
Mondayfollowingthestudycarddeadline.(Foradditionalregistrationinformation,seethe
AcademicCalendarandStudyCards.)

Checkmy.harvard.edutoseewhatholdsyoumayhaveonyourstudentaccountthatmay
preventyoufromenrollingincourses.Afinancialholdindicatesthatthestudentmustclear
hisorheraccountwiththeStudentAccountsOfficebeforebeingallowedtoregister.A
medicalholdusuallyrequiresthesubmissionoffurtherimmunizationdocumentationto
MedicalRecordsatHarvardUniversityHealthServices.TheInternationalOfficemayalso
placeaholdontheregistrationofaforeignstudentifthestudenthasnotyetpresentedhisor
hercredentialstothatoffice.Holdsmayalsobeplacedifastudenthasadisciplinarycase
pendingbeforetheAdministrativeBoard.Studentsshouldvisittheappropriateofficeand
makearrangementstoclearthehold.

AstudentwhohasfailedtoenrollincoursesbytheStudyCarddeadlineissubjectto
disciplinaryactionandwillincura$40weeklycharge.Informationaboutholds,registration,
andenrollingincoursesisavailableontheRegistrarswebsite.Ordinarily,nostudents,
includingthosewhohavenotbeenabletoclearholdsforfinancialreasons,willbeallowedto
enrollincoursesafter5pmontheMondayfollowingthedateprescribedforthesubmissionof
thattermsstudycard.

ChoiceofCourses
EverystudentisrequiredtoselectFAScoursesfromthoselistedinmy.harvard.edu,withthe
guidanceofafreshmanadviser,sophomoreadviser,orconcentrationadviserortutor.(For
enrollmentinnonFAScourses,seeCrossRegistration.)Selectionshouldbemadewitha
viewtowardsatisfyingconcentrationandGeneralEducationrequirementsandotherdegree
requirementsnotalreadymet.Studentsmustqualifyforeachselectedcourseaccordingto
thecoursesguidelinesandprerequisitesstatedinmy.harvard.eduorotherwisesatisfythe
instructorthattheyareproperlypreparedtoenrollinit.

CoursesintheFacultyofArtsandSciencesarenumberedaccordingtothefollowingscheme:

199or910999:PrimarilyforUndergraduates
100199or10001999:ForUndergraduatesandGraduates
200299or20002999:PrimarilyforGraduates
300399or30003999:GraduateCoursesofReadingandResearch

Coursesnumberedinthe100sor1000sorbelowandcoursesdesignatedbycapitalletters
ordinarilyareopentoallstudentswhohavemettheprerequisitesunlesstheinstructors
permissionisrequired(indicatedonmy.harvard.edu),orunlessenrollmentisrestrictedbythe
sizeoftheroomorbysimilarlimitationsofresources.Undergraduatesmaynotenrollin
coursesnumberedinthe300sor3000s.Theappropriatecourselevelisindicatedinthe
courserecord(forundergraduates,forundergraduatesandgraduates,etc.)Exceptionsare
AdvancedStandingstudentsintheirfourthyearofresidencewhoarecandidatesforthe
mastersdegree.Theymayenrollinsuchcourseswiththeinstructorspermission.

Itisinappropriateforastudenttoreceivecreditforthesameworkforwhichheorsheis
financiallycompensated.Thus,anundergraduatecourseassistantmaynotreceiveacademic
creditinanyform,includingIndependentStudyandSupervisedReadingandResearch
coursecredit,forcourseswithwhichheorsheisassisting.Researchforwhichastudent
receivesagrantmayinformhisorheracademicwork.Researchperformedforotherfinancial
compensationmayinformacademicworkinsubsequentsemestersonly,andonlywiththe
expresspermissionoftheemployer,includingalaboratoryhead.

StudyCards
Priortoenrollingincourses,studentsmustmeetwiththeirfreshman,sophomore,or
concentrationadvisor.Afterthemeeting,theadvisorwillreleasetheadvisinghold.Students
officiallyenrollincoursesbysubmittingthemonlineatmy.harvard.edu.Registrationisnot
completeuntilstudentshaveenrolledintheirminimumrequiredcourseloadtypically16
creditsandanyrequiredpetitionsforcrossregistrationorIndependentStudyhavebeen
approved.

Studycardsubmissionmaybeheldforavarietyofreasons,suchasunpaidtermbills,
immunization,ormeetingwithadvisor.Failuretocleartheholdbythestudycarddeadlineis
notalegitimatereasonforalatestudycardfeewaiver.

ThestudycarddeadlinesappearintheAcademicCalendar.Astudentwhofailstosubmita
studycardontimewiththeminimumrequiredcourseload(typically16credits)willincura
chargeof$40perweekuntilthestudycardissubmitted.Anoverduestudycardalsomakes
thestudentliablefordisciplinaryaction,includingrequirementtowithdraw.Studentsenrolling
afterthestudycarddeadlinewillneedtofollowtheaddprocess,meaningthatthe
permissionofeachinstructorisrequired.AfterthefifthMondayoftheterm,theAllstonBurr
AssistantDeanorResidentDeanofFreshmensapprovalisalsorequired.Thedeadlinefor
Pass/FailcoursesremainsthefifthMondayoftheterm.

Itisthestudentsresponsibilitytoconfirmhisorhercourseenrollmentforthatterm.Astudent
isconsideredregisteredonlyforthosecourseslistedinMyClassesonmy.harvard.eduforthe
currentterm.Astudentmaynotsignanyotherpersonsnameorinitials,orfalsifyinanyway,
aPlanofStudy,changeofcoursepetition,registrationform,oranyotherofficialformor
petition,hardcopyorelectronic.Violationofthisrulemakesthestudentsubjecttodisciplinary
action,includingrequirementtowithdraw.

CourseCreditWithoutLetterGrades
FreshmanSeminars(GradedSAT/UNS)

CoursesTakenbyCrossRegistration

CoursesGradedPass/Fail

CoursesGradedSAT/UNS

IndependentStudy(GradedPass/Fail)

Studentsenrollingincourseswithoutlettergradesareremindedofthefollowing
requirements:

1.Eachtermstudentsmusttakeforcreditatleastonelettergradedcourseofferedbythe
FacultyofArtsandSciences.CoursestakenintheGraduateSchoolofEducationunder
theUTEPProgramconstituteanexceptiontothisrule.
2.Ofthe128creditsstudentsmustpasstoreceivethedegree,atleast84credits(96
creditsforadegreewithhonors)mustbelettergradedCorhigherandbegivenbythe
FacultyofArtsandSciences.Theonlynonlettergradethatcountstowardsthe
requirementof84satisfactorylettergradedcreditsisSatisfactory(SAT)onlyoneyear
long(8credit)seniortutorialcoursegradedSatisfactorymaybesocounted.SATgrades
aregiventheFreshmanSeminarsandcertaintutorials.Coursestakeneitherbycross
registrationoroutofresidencefordegreecreditwillnotbecountedtowardtheletter
gradedcreditrequirementunlesstheyareappliedtowardconcentrationrequirementsor
therequirementsfortheUndergraduateTeacherEducationProgram(UTEP).
3.GeneralEducation,writing,foreignlanguage,andcertainconcentrationrequirements
canonlybesatisfiedbylettergradedcourses.
4.Ordinarily,nofreshmanorsophomoremaytakefewerthanthreelettergraded
courses(4creditspercourse)inanyterm.

TransferandAdvancedStandingstudentsshouldseeCreditRequirementsforthe
Degreeandotherprevioussectionsreferringtothem.

FreshmanSeminars(GradedSAT/UNS)

FreshmenadmittedtoFreshmanSeminarsmayearnnonlettergradecredituptoamaximum
of2courses(4creditspercourse).FreshmenmaynotordinarilyenrollinbothaFreshman
Seminarandanothernonlettergradedcourseinanyoneterm.

CoursesTakenbyCrossRegistration

(SeeCrossRegistration)
CoursesGradedPass/Fail

Anyundergraduatemay,withthepermissionoftheinstructor,enrollinacourseonaPass/
Failbasis.ThereisnolimitonthenumberofcoursesastudentmaytakePass/Failaslongas
thestudentsatisfieshisorherrequirementsforlettergradedcoursesasoutlinedabove.To
enrollinacourseonthisbasis,astudentmustsubmitaPass/FailformtotheRegistrars
Officeandobtainthesignatureofthecourseinstructorbythedeadlineindicatedontheform.
Refertohttp://registrar.fas.harvard.eduformoreinformation.Nocoursemaybeadded
Pass/FailnormaythegradingstatusofacoursebechangedafterthefifthMondayofthe
term.

CoursesGradedSAT/UNS

Certaintutorialcourses(seeNonLetterGrades),andFreshmanSeminarsaregradedSAT/
UNS.Inaddition,HouseSeminarsmaybegradedSAT/UNSattheoptionofthecourse
instructorandwiththeapprovaloftheCommitteeonFreshmanSeminars.Whensograded,
HouseSeminarswillnotcounttowardthe84satisfactorylettergradedcreditrequirement.

IndependentStudy(GradedPass/Fail)

IndependentStudyisdesignedtoprovidecreditforfieldresearch,academicstudynot
availableinregularcoursework,orpracticeorperformanceinthearts.Itisnotsuitablefor
groupinstruction,paidwork,oractivitiesoutsidethecompetenceorconcernofoneof
Harvardsdepartments.

Forexample,studyingthefinancialaccountingsystemofabusinessfirmmightbean
appropriateproject,butworkinginanaccountingofficetogainbusinessexperiencewouldnot
byitselfmeritacademiccredit.Investigatingchilddevelopmentthroughobservationinaday
carecentercouldqualify,butsimplytutoringachildwouldnot.Analyzingtheorganizationofa
politicalgroupmightbeasuitablesubject,whereasorganizingapoliticalcampaignwouldnot
alonesuffice.Ineachcasewhatdistinguishesthesuitableprojectistheapplicationof
analyticalskillstotheobjectoftheIndependentStudy,nottheintrinsicworthinessor
instructivenessoftheexperienceitself.

Anysophomore,junior,orseniorwhosepreviousrecordissatisfactorymaypetitionto
undertakeIndependentStudyfornonlettergradedcredit.Astudentmaypetitiontotakeupto
atotalof16creditsofIndependentStudy.IndependentStudycoursesaresubjecttothesame
rulesfordroppingandwithdrawingasanyothercourse.

ApetitiontoundertakeIndependentStudy,availableontheOfficeofUndergraduate
Educationwebsite,requirestwosignatures:

1.Thatofaqualifiedadviser(ordinarilyavotingmemberofaHarvardFaculty)whomust
beanofficeroftheUniversity,andwhoseprofessionalcompetenceisappropriatefor
thesubjectareaoftheIndependentStudy.Inthoseexceptionalcaseswheretheadviser
isnotaFacultymemberforexample,ateachingfellowthepetitionmustalsobe
supportedbyanappropriateacademicdepartmentorunit.
2.ThatoftheAllstonBurrAssistantDeanwhichsignifiesthattheproposalsatisfiesthe
guidelinesandhasbeensignedbytheadviser.

Thepetitionalsorequiresanoutlineofthestudentsproposedproject.Itmustbesubmittedto
theAllstonBurrAssistantDeanforapproval,ordinarilyinthefirstweekoftheterm.In
addition,theAllstonBurrAssistantDeanmustapprovethecourse.Aseparatepetition,
properlycompleted,mustbefiledforeachIndependentStudycourse.

TheadviserwillassistthestudentinthedevelopmentofaplanforIndependentStudyand
provideguidancebutnotregularinstruction.IndependentStudydoesnotimplyregularformal
instructionandshouldnotbeconfusedwithtutorialsorHouseSeminarsorSupervised
ReadingandResearchcoursesofferedbyseveralacademicdepartmentsandcommittees.A
studentenrolledinIndependentStudymustundertaketoworkindependently.Classroom
work,regularinstruction,andgroupprojectsareinadmissible.Studentswhoseprojects
includeinterviewsorresearchinvolvinghumansubjectsshouldcontacttheFacultyStanding
CommitteeontheUseofHumanSubjectsinResearchbeforesubmittingtheirIndependent
Studypetition.

Theadviserwillsubmitamidtermprogressreportbasedonapreliminarywrittenreportbythe
studentofhisorheractivities.BythefourthdayofReadingPeriod,thestudentmustsubmit
totheadviserananalyticalpaperconcerningthetermswork.Asimpledescriptionorreportof
thetermsactivitiesisnotbyitselfadequate.Inthecaseofartisticpracticeorperformance,
evidenceofsubstantialaccomplishmentshouldbesuppliedinlieuofwrittenwork.

Thegrantingofcreditwillbedeterminedbytheadviser.Inthosecaseswheretheadviseris
notavotingmemberofaHarvardFaculty,theChairorHeadTutor/DirectorofUndergraduate
Studiesofthedepartment,orequivalentofficerwithvotingmembershipinaHarvardFaculty,
mustreviewandapprovethepetitionandthegradeassignedbytheadviser.Independent
StudyisgradedPassorFail.Theadviserwillsubmitacopyofthestudentspaperanda
briefstatementabouthisorherworkforinclusioninthestudentsfolderintheAllstonBurr
AssistantDeansoffice,ordinarilybythefirstdayoftheExaminationPeriod.

IndependentStudyisnotcountedtowardGeneralEducationrequirementsandisnotnormally
countedtowardconcentrationorsecondaryfieldrequirements.

FirstyearstudentsmaynotenrollinIndependentStudy.Theymay,however,seekspecial
permissionfromtheFreshmanDeansOfficetoenrollinoneSupervisedReadingand
ResearchcoursewithintheFacultyofArtsandSciences(91rand910rlevelcourse
category)ifanappropriatememberoftheFacultyofArtsandScienceshasindicateda
willingnesstosupervise.

SimultaneousEnrollment
TheFacultybelievesthatfullparticipationinaclassroomsettingisessential.Therefore,a
studentmaynotenrollincoursesthatmeetatthesametimeoroverlappingtimes.Itisthe
studentsresponsibilitytoensurethatthereisnooverlapinthemeetingtimesofhisorher
courses.ExceptionstothisrulemaybegrantedonlybytheAdministrativeBoardandwillbe
consideredonlyiftheinstructorsinbothoverlappingcoursesagreeandonlyinoneormore
ofthefollowingcircumstances:

1.Whentheheadofthecoursewhereclasstimeisbeingmissedandtheperson(s)
providingtheinstructionduringtheregularclassmeetingagreetoprovidehourforhour
directandpersonalcompensatoryinstruction.Availabilityduringregularofficehoursor
timewithadifferentpersondoesnotsatisfytherequirementfordirectandpersonal
contact.
2.Wheninstructioninoneofthecoursesisavailableonvideotape,providedthat(1)the
courseheadagreesthatthevideotapesmaybeusedforthispurpose(2)thelectures
thatarevideotapedordinarilydonotprovideopportunitiesforclassroomdiscussion(3)
thevideotapeswillbeavailableinatimelyfashionsothattheycanbeviewedbeforethe
nextclassperiod(4)thestudentwillmissattendingpartorallofnomorethan1/3of
theinstructionalperiodsinthecourse(notincludingsectionsorlabs)[N.B.ifastudent
willmissanypartofadayslecture,itisasthoughheorshewillmissallofit]and(5)
theinstructorinthecourseinwhichthelecturesarevideotapedagreestoofferanyhour
examinationsorotherinclassexercisesatatimethatwillnotprecludethestudentfrom
attendingthesecondcourse.Inthosecoursesthatdonotusetheblackboardorother
visualaids,courseprovidedaudiotapesmaybesubstitutedforvideotapes.
3.Whenaseniorcanmeetdegreerequirementsonlybytakingthetwoparticularcourses
inquestionandwillhavenootheropportunitytoenrollinthecoursesbeforegraduation.
Insuchcircumstances,theAdministrativeBoardmayapprovereasonable
accommodationsinconsultationwiththeinstructorsofthecoursesinvolved.

CrossRegistration
Regulations

Grading

ROTC

StudentswhowishtoenrollincoursesofferedbyHarvardsprofessionalschoolsorMITmay
starttheonlinepetitionprocessonthewebsitemy.harvard.edu.Inadditiontosubmittingan
onlinepetition,freshmenarealsorequiredtosendastatementofinterestbyemailtotheir
AllstonBurrAssistantorResidentDeanofFreshmen.Thestatementshouldexplainwhythe
studentwantstocrossregister,howthecoursefitsintohisorhercurricularplans,andwhyno
othercourseswithintheFacultyofArtsandScienceswillmeetthoseneeds.TheHarvard
BusinessSchooldoesnotordinarilyallowundergraduatestocrossregisterinitscourses.

Inordertocrossregister,astudentsimmediatelypreviousacademicrecordordinarilymust
besatisfactory.ExceptionsmustbeapprovedbytheAllstonBurrAssistantDeanorthe
FreshmanDeansOffice(seeHarvardSummerSchoolforinformationonregistrationinthe
HarvardSummerSchool).

Underspecialconditionsitmaybepossibleforastudenttoearndegreecreditforcourses
takenatanotherlocalinstitutionprovidedthatthosecoursescontributetoacompelling
academicplantiedtohisorherconcentrationseeStudyatOtherBostonAreaInstitutions.

Regulations

Allundergraduateregulations,includingthoseregardingthedeadlinesfordroppingand
withdrawing,makeups,andextensionsoftimeapplytocrossregistrationcourses,even
thoughotherfacultiesmayuseadifferentcalendar.Theseregulationsalsoapplyto
undergraduatescrossregisteredincoursesthatmaybeapplicabletograduatedegree
requirements.HarvardCollegestudentsareexpectedtofollowthedeadlinesandprocedures
ofboththeCollegeandtheotherfacultyoruniversity.Whentwodeadlinesconflict,theearlier
oneapplies.

StudentsmustcompleteallcourseworkbythelastdayofFASexaminationsunlessthey
receiveapprovalfromtheAdministrativeBoardforanextensionoftime(seeExtensionsof
TimeforWrittenorLaboratoryWork).Studentsmustbringexaminationconflictscausedby
crossregistrationtotheattentionoftheappropriateregistrarsassoonaspossible.Students
requestingamakeupexaminationinacrossregistrationcoursemustreportthistotheir
AllstonBurrAssistantDeanortheFreshmanDeansOffice,asusual,andmustalsopetition
theRegistraroftheFacultyofferingthecoursetoarrangethemakeup,which,ifapproved,will
begivenundertherulesofthatFaculty.

Tomeetgraduationdeadlines,secondtermseniorsshouldnotifytheinstructorthatgradesfor
degreecandidatesmustbereceivedbytheFASRegistraratleasttendayspriorto
Commencement.StudentsgraduatinginMayareadvisedagainsttakingclassesatMITin
theirfinalsemestersincethatinstitutionsclassesfinishlaterthanHarvards.HarvardCollege
studentscannotgraduateifgradesaremissing.

StudentsmaynotcrossregisterintoJanuarytermcoursesnormaytheyreceivecreditfor
Januarytermcourses.
ConcentrationCredit

Studentswhowanttopetitiontoreceiveconcentrationcreditforacoursetakenthrough
crossregistrationshouldcontacttheirundergraduateprogramadministratortocompletethe
petitionprocessnolaterthanthefifthMondayoftheterminwhichthecourseistaken.
Studentswhohavenotyetdeclaredaconcentrationmaypetitionforcreditretroactivelyno
laterthanthefifthMondayofthefourthterminresidence.Contactyourprogramadministrator
formoreinformation.

Grading

Whencrossregistrationcoursestakenbyundergraduatesareevaluatedintermsnot
equivalenttogradesusedbytheFacultyofArtsandSciences,theFASRegistrarwill
translatetheseevaluationsintoCreditorNoCredit,asappropriate.SinceIncomplete
cannotbeacceptedasagradeforanundergraduate,suchgradeswillbeconvertedtoNo
Credit(afailinggrade)unlessanextensionoftimeisvotedbytheAdministrativeBoard.
StudentsmaytakecrossregisteredcoursesforalettergradeorPass/Failunlessaspecific
gradingoptionisrequiredforthecourse.

CoursestakenbycrossregistrationthatarenotcountedtowardconcentrationorUTEP
requirementswillnormallybeequatedtoFAScoursesforthepurposeofcalculatingrateof
work(seeRateofWork)butwillnotbecountedtowardthelettergradedcreditrequirementor
anyhonorsdegreerequirements.Afailinggradeortheequivalentearnedinacross
registeredcoursewillbeincludedinhonorsdegreecalculationsandgradepointaverage.
Harvardwillnotcounttowardtheundergraduatedegreeanycoursesthathavebeencredited
towardotherdegreesalreadyconferred.

ROTC

ROTCcoursesmaybetakenonlyonanoncreditbasisandonlybycrossregistrationatMIT.
FreshmenmaycrossregisterinROTCcourses,butmustfollowthepetitionprocess
establishedaboveforfreshmen.Specificnavalseminarcoursescanbetakenbycross
registrationandcounttowardtheundergraduatedegree.Studentsshouldbeawarethatthere
maybecertainacademicrequirementsforeligibilityinreceivingROTCscholarshipaid.

ChangeofCourse
Coursesmaybeaddedordroppedatmy.harvard.edu.Withdrawalpetitionsareavailableon
theRegistrarswebsiteathttp://registrar.fas.harvard.edu.

Itisthestudentsresponsibilitytoreviewthecoursereportcarefully,andtofiletheappropriate
changeofcoursepetitionifcorrectionsarenecessary.Ifacoursewaslistedproperlyonthe
studycardoriginally,thereisnochargeforthecorrection.Corrections(asopposedto
changes)tostudentrecordsmadeaftertheestablisheddeadlinesofthefifthorseventh
MondayofthetermmustbeapprovedbytheAdministrativeBoardandwillincurachargeof
$25inadditiontothechargeof$10forcorrectionofstudenterrorsmadeonthestudycard.
Thestudentcanconfirmtherecordingofdrop/addpetitionsbycheckingthestudentrecord
online.

Dropping/AddingCourses

StudentsmayaddacourseuntilthefifthMondayofthetermwiththepermissionofthe
instructor.StudentsmaydropacoursefromtheirrecordonlyuntilthefifthMondayofthe
term.

StudentsarenotchargedforanyaddingordroppingbythethirdMondayoftheterm.All
studentspaya$10feeforaddingordroppingcoursesafterthethirdMondaybutbythefifth
Mondayoftheterm.

WithdrawingfromCourseswithoutCredit

Astudentmaypetitiontowithdrawfromacourse.Suchapetitionmustbesubmittedbythe
seventhMondayofaterm.Whenapetitiontowithdrawfromacoursehasbeenapproved,
thestudentsrecordwillcarrythenotationWDforthecourse.Thetranscriptstates:WD
indicatespermissiontowithdrawfromthecoursewithoutcompletingrequirementsandcredit
forthecourse.Allstudentspaya$10feeforwithdrawalpetitionsfiledbytheseventh
Mondayoftheterm.

Astudentwhodoesnotreceivepermissiontodroporwithdrawfromacoursebythefifthor
seventhMonday,respectively,andwhoisabsentfromaregularlyscheduledfinal
examination,duringtheFinalExaminationandProjectPeriod,willreceiveagradeofABS
(Absent)inthecourse.AnunexcusedABSisequivalentinallrespectstoafailinggrade.

ChangingLetterGradedorPass/FailStatusofCourses

AcoursemaybeaddedPass/Fail,changedfromlettergradedtoPass/Fail(withthe
instructorsapproval),orchangedfromPass/FailtolettergradeduntilthefifthMondayofthe
term.Afterthatday,nochangesinthegradingstatusofanycoursecanbemade.Thereisno
feeforchangingthegradingstatusinacourse.(SeeCrossRegistrationandYearlong
Courses.)

YearLongCoursesDivisibleandIndivisible
DivisibleYearlongCourses

EnteringtheCourseintheSpringandCompletingItintheFallTerm
ContinuingfortheSecondTermwithanUnexcusedAbsence
ChangingLetterGradedorPass/FailStatus

IndivisibleYearlongCourses

SuspendingCredit
DividingwithCreditatMidyear
LeavinganIndivisibleCourseatMidyearBecauseofAbsencefromtheCollege
ChangingLetterGradedorPassFailStatus

201516FASCourseCreditChange

StartingFall2015,theFacultyofArtsandScienceswillchangethecreditsforitscoursesto
thefollowingscheme:

Fullcourse=8credits(Seesectionbelow.)

Halfcourse=4credits

Quartercourse=2credits

AsmallnumberofcourseofferingsinFASareyearlong,whichmeansthattheyextendfrom
SeptembertoMayandordinarilycountforeightcredits.Someyearlongcoursesaredivisible
theycanbedividedatmidyearwithfourcredits.Otheryearlongofferings,suchascertain
seniortutorialsandfirstyearlanguagecourses,areidentifiedasindivisible.Ordinarilythese
maynotbedividedwithcredit.

DivisibleYearlongCourses
EnteringtheCourseinthespringandCompletingItinthefallTerm

Yearlongcoursesthatareconsidereddivisiblearetwodistinctcoursesofferedinthefalland
springwithseparategradesforeachtermthatbothfactorintotheGPA.Studentswhoenroll
inthefalltermwillbeautoenrolledinthespringtermbutmaydropthecourseduringthe
springstudycardprocess.Completionofthefalltermisaprerequisiteforenrollinginthe
springtermthereforestudentswhowishtoenrollinthespringtermwithouthavingtakenthe
falltermwouldneeddepartmentalapproval.

ContinuingfortheSecondTermwithanUnexcusedAbsence

Astudentwhohasanunexcusedabsence(gradeofABS)inayearlongcourseatmidyear
andwhowishestocontinueinitforhalfcredit(ordinarily4credits)forthespringtermmust
fileapetitionwiththeRegistrar.Theinstructorspermissionisrequired.Nocreditforthefall
termisgrantedinsuchcases.

ChangingLetterGradedorPass/FailStatus

Thefalltermgradingstatusofayearlongdivisiblecoursemaybechangeduptothefifth
Mondayofthefallterm.Thegradingstatusforthespringtermmaybechangeduntilthefifth
Mondayofthespringterm.Pass/Failgradingstatusalwaysrequirestheinstructors
permission.

IndivisibleYearlongCourses

Studentswhoenrollinthefalltermforanindivisibleyearlongcoursewillbeautoenrolledfor
thesecondpartofthecourseinthespringandmaynotdropthecourseafterthefifthMonday
ofthefallterm.Studentswillbegrantedamidyeargradeforthecourseattheendofthefall
termwithanotationthatitisamidyeargrade.Uponcompletionofthespringtermthefall
gradewillbereplacedonthetranscriptwiththespringgradeandthatgradewillbeusedto
calculatetheGPA.

Yearlongindivisiblecoursesaresubjecttothedropandwithdrawaldeadlinesofthefallterm.

SuspendingCredit

Shouldastudentneedtoleaveanindivisiblecourseattheendofonetermandplanto
completethesecondhalfatalaterdates/hemay,withthepermissionoftheinstructor,
suspendthefirsthalfuntilthecourseiscompleted.Thedeadlineforfilingapetitionto
suspendistheseventhMondayofthesubsequentterm.Astudentmaytakethesecondhalf
ofthecourseatalatertimeandthesuspendedgradeforthefallwillbereplacedbythe
springtermgradeofthesecondhalfofthecourse.Insomecaseswhenthefacultymember
ofeitheriterationofthecoursedeemsitappropriate,thestudentmayberequiredtodivide
thecoursewithcreditasopposedtosuspendingit.

Anysuspendedcoursethathasnotbeencompletedordividedforcreditbytheseventh
MondayofthestudentsfinalterminresidencewillautomaticallybeconvertedtoWithdrawby
theRegistrar.

DividingwithCreditatMidyear

Studentsmayonlydivideayearlongindivisiblecoursewithhalf(ordinarily4credits)credit
withthewrittenconsentoftheinstructorandtheapprovaloftheRegistrar.Studentsshould
consulttheRegistrarsOfficeforadditionalinformationaboutthisoption.Nostudentshallbe
allowedtodividewithcreditafterthefifthMondayofthespringterm.

LeavinganIndivisibleCourseatMidyearBecauseofAbsencefromtheCollege
WhenastudentwhoisenrolledinanindivisiblecourseleavestheCollegeatmidyear,the
Registrarautomaticallysuspendsthecourseifthestudenthasearnedapassingmidyear
grade.Ifthestudenthasafailingmidyeargrade,heorshewillbewithdrawnfromthecourse
however,thefailinggrademakesthestudentsrecordforthattermunsatisfactory,andthe
studentwillbesubjecttoacademicreviewbytheAdministrativeBoard.Uponreturntothe
College,thestudentmaychangeanautomaticsuspendtoawithdrawal.

ChangingLetterGradedorPass/FailStatus

ThefalltermgradingstatusofayearlongcoursemaybechangeduptothefifthMondayof
thefallterm.Astudentwhoisenrolledinayearlongcourseduringthefalltermmaychange
thegradingstatusofthatcourseforthespringtermbyfilinganappropriatechangeofgrade
petitionbythefifthMondayofthespringterm.Pass/Failgradingstatusalwaysrequiresthe
instructorspermission.Whenthegradingstatusofayearlongcourseisdifferentforthefall
andspringterms,themidyeargradewillappearonthetranscriptasafallterm(4credit)
grade.

RepeatingCourses
Studentswhowishtorepeatacourseforwhichtheyhavereceivedapassinggrademaydo
so.Theseconditerationofthecourseanditsgradewillappearonthetranscriptinbrackets
andwillnotcountinanywaytowarddegreerequirements,determinationofhonors,orgrade
pointaverage.Occasionally,twocourseswithdifferentnumberswillpresentmaterialthat
overlapsincontenttoasignificantdegree,andinsuchinstancestherulesforrepeatinga
coursewillpertainifastudentwishestotakebothcourses.Coursesthataredeterminedto
overlaptoasignificantdegreeareidentifiedbythedepartment(s)offeringthemandareso
notedinmy.harvard.edu.

Studentsarenormallyallowedtorepeatfailedcoursesforbothgradeandcredit.Note,
however,thatthefailinggradereceivedwhenthecoursewastakenthefirsttimeremainsa
permanentpartoftheCollegerecord,andbothremainfactoredintothegradepointaverage.

Coursesdesignatedwithanr(suchas91r)inmy.harvard.edumayberepeatedforcredit
withoutpetition.

RateofWork
TheFacultyofArtsandSciencesawards4creditstoasemesterlongcourseanddoesnot
assignextracreditgrantedforcourseswithlaboratorywork.Thenormalrateofworkis16
creditsperterm,atleast4creditsofwhichmustbetakenfordegreecreditandalettergrade
andofferedbytheFacultyofArtsandSciences.CoursestakenintheGraduateSchoolof
EducationunderUTEPmaybesubstitutedforalettergradedcourseintheFacultyofArts
andSciences.

Ordinarily,studentsmaytake20(5courses,4creditspercourse)creditseachterm.Any
studentwishingtotakemorethan20creditsinatermmustobtaintheapprovalofhisorher
AllstonBurrAssistantDeanorResidentDeanofFreshmen.Anyfreshmanwhowishesto
takemorethan16credits(4courses,4creditspercourse)inhisorherfirsttermmustobtain
theapprovalofhisorherResidentDeanofFreshmen.Studentsmaynotenrollinmorethan
24credits(6courses,4creditspercourse)inonetermwithoutAdministrativeBoard
approval.

Ordinarily,nostudentmayworkataratelessthannecessarytomaintainayearlyaverage
rateof32creditspassed(i.e.,bytheendoffreshmanyear,atleast32creditscompletedby
theendofsophomoreyear,atleast64creditscompletedandbytheendofjunioryear,at
least96creditscompleted).Bytakingextracourses,studentsmayaccumulatecreditthat
maybeusedtoreducetheirrateofworkinasubsequenttermorterms,providedthatthe
overallaveragerateof32creditsperyearismaintained.Anyfreshmanwhowishesto
completefewerthan16creditspertermmustobtaintheapprovalofhisorherResidentDean
ofFreshmen.Studentswhodonotproceedtowardthedegreeatasatisfactoryrateare
subjecttoAdministrativeBoardaction,includingdenialofpermissiontoregisterfor
subsequentterms.

TuitionCharges

Tuitionadjustmentforthosepermittedtoworkatlessthanthenormalratewillbedetermined
onacasebycasebasisbytheAdministrativeBoard.Noremissionoftuitionisallowedwhen
astudenthasbeenexcludedfromacourse(seeTheGradingSystemandExclusionfroma
Course).

Astudentwhotakesmorethan16creditsinanytermandwhousestheextracourse(s)to
accelerateprogresstowardthedegreewillbechargedforeachextrafourcreditcoursethus
used.Thesechargesarebilledafterthestudentappliesforthedegree,atthetuitionrate
prevailinginthetermwhenthefinalcourseworkforthedegreewascompleted(see
Acceleration).

VisitingUndergraduateStudentswillbechargedatapercourserate.Coursesdroppedor
withdrawnwillbechargedonaproratedtermfollowingthetuitionrefundschedulefor
studentswithdrawingfromtheUniversity.

ResidenceRequirement

NostudentwillberecommendedfortheABorSBdegreewithouthavingcompletedatleast
asmanytermsinresidenceatHarvardaswouldhavebeenrequiredhadthestudentworked
continuouslyatasixteencredit(4coursesperterm,4creditspercourse)rate.Astudentwho
hascompleteddegreerequirementsinfewertermsthanwouldhavebeenrequiredhadheor
sheworkedcontinuouslyatthesixteencreditratemaypetitiontheAllstonBurrAssistant
Deanforwaiveroftheresidencerequirement.Ifthispetitionisgranted,thestudentmaybe
chargedextracoursefees(seeAcceleration).

AdditionalTerm
Inexceptionalcases,andonlytomeetspecificdegreerequirementsfortheABdegree,
studentsmaypetitiontheAdministrativeBoardforpermissiontoremainintheCollegeforone
termbeyondtheendofthesecondtermoftheirsenioryear.StudentsundertakingtheSB
degreewhorequireadditionaltimeintheCollegeinordertomeettherequirementsofthat
degreemustpetitiontheEngineeringUndergraduateCommitteebytheappropriatedeadline.
Tuitionforanadditionaltermischargedatapercourserate.Ordinarily,studentsinan
additionaltermarenoteligibleforCollegehousingorfinancialaid.Beforepetitioningthe
AdministrativeBoardortheEngineeringUndergraduateCommitteeforanadditionalterm,
studentsshouldconsultwiththeirAllstonBurrAssistantDeanabouttheirproposedacademic
program,tuitionandfees,andeligibilityforCollegehousingandfinancialaid.TheBoardor
theCommitteewillweightheacademicrecordandperformanceinthecommunitywhen
consideringthesepetitions.UndernocircumstanceswilltheBoardgrantastudentpermission
formorethanoneadditionalterm.

ExtraTransferTerm
Thesystembywhichintercollegiatetransferstudentsreceivecreditforworkdoneattheir
previouscollegesmayunderestimatetheamountoftimeastudentneedsatHarvardto
completeasoundandappropriateprogramforthedegree.Therefore,tomeetspecificdegree
requirements,transferstudentsmaypetitiontheAdministrativeBoardforanextratransfer
terminadditiontotheallottednumberoftermstheyweregrantedonadmission.Transfer
studentsareeligibleforonlyoneextratransferterm.

Studentsgrantedanextratransferterm:

enrollandpayatthesixteencredit(4coursesperterm,4creditspercourse)rate
mustfulfillanadditionalGeneralEducationrequirementwiththeexceptionthatjunior
transferswhoremainforafifthtermdonotneedtotakeafifthGeneralEducation
course
areentitledtohousingintheCollege,providedtheyhavenotalreadylivedinCollege
housingforsixterms,inwhichcasetheymayapplyforhousingonaspaceavailable
basisand,
mayapplyforfinancialaidtohelpdefraythecostsoftheextratransferterm.

Iftransferstudentsneednomorethantwoadditionalcoursestocompletetheiracademic
programs,theymaypetitionforanadditionalterm.Studentsmaypetitionforanadditional
termfollowinganextratransferterm(above),orwithouthavingcompletedanextratransfer
term.Sincethesestudentsdonotenrollinmorethantwocourses,theydonotincuran
additionalGeneralEducationrequirement.Theyare,however,subjecttoalltheusual
additionaltermprovisions.

HarvardSummerSchool
DegreecreditwillbegrantedonlyforsummerschoolcoursesofferedbytheHarvardSummer
School,exceptthatunderspecialcircumstancescreditforcourseworkdoneatother
institutionsmaybeawardedprovidedthatadvanceapprovalhasbeenobtained(see
ProceduresforEarningDegreeCreditforStudyAbroad).Studentsenrolledinthe
UndergraduateTeacherEducationProgram(UTEP)mayreceivecreditforsummercourses
takenintheGraduateSchoolofEducationinordertosatisfyUTEPprogramrequirements.

AllnumberedorletteredcoursesannouncedintheHarvardSummerSchoolcatalogcountas
workdoneinresidenceiftakenpriortograduationunderthecreditcategory,unlessstated
otherwiseintheHarvardSummerSchoolcatalog(seethesectionHarvardUniversity
Studentsinthatcatalog).Thesecoursesandgradesarealwaysenteredonthestudents
Collegerecordandcountedaccordingly,providedoneormoreofthecoursestakencanfulfill
degreerequirements.Notethefollowingexceptions:

CoursestakenbeforematriculationasadegreecandidateinHarvardCollegewillbe
addedtotheCollegerecordonlybyvoteoftheAdministrativeBoardsuchavoteisfinal
andtheBoardwillnotsubsequentlyapproveapetitiontoremovesuchcoursesfroma
studentsCollegerecord.Studentsshouldordinarilypetitionforsuchcreditduringtheir
freshmanyear.Note:PetitionsgrantedbytheAdministrativeBoardafterthedeadlinefor
thestudentsdegreeapplicationwillpostponethestudentsdegreeuntilthenextdateon
whichdegreesarevotedbytheFaculty.
CoursestakenafterthelastterminresidencewillnotbeaddedtotheCollegerecord
unlessoneormorearenecessarytomeetdegreerequirements.
StudentsmaynotreceivecredittowardadegreeforaSummerSchoolcoursethatis
essentiallythesamecourseasonetakenpreviouslyforcredit,eitherinSummerSchool
orduringtheacademicyear,whetherornotthetwocoursenumbersortitlesare
identical.
NotethatHarvardCollegestudentsmaynotcountonlineSummerSchoolcourses
towardtheirHarvardCollegedegrees.

StudentscannotberelievedfromacademicprobationonthebasisofSummerSchoolwork.

TheminimumHarvardSummerSchoolprogramis4creditsandtheregularHarvardSummer
Schoolprogramis8credits.OnlywiththepriorpermissionoftheAllstonBurrAssistantDean
orResidentDeanofFreshmenmayanyundergraduateenrollin12creditsinSummer
School.TheAllstonBurrAssistantDeanorResidentDeanofFreshmenwhograntsthis
permissionsubmitstheapprovaldirectlytotheSummerSchool.

Newfreshmanstudents,admittedforSeptember,arestronglyurgedtoconsultwiththe
FreshmanDeansOfficeaboutthecontentoftheirsummerprograms.Newtransferstudents
arelikewiseurgedtoconsultwiththeAdvisingProgramsOffice.

TheSummerSchooldoesnotattempttoprovidecoursesthatHarvardCollegestudentsmight
berequiredtotakeinordertomeetdegreerequirements.Forexample,coursestomeet
particularconcentrationorGeneralEducationrequirementsmaynotbeofferedbythe
SummerSchool.

Studentswhoplantocompletedegreerequirements(includinglostdegreecandidates)in
theSummerSchoolarerequiredtosonotifytheRegistraroftheFacultyofArtsand
Sciences.Thesestudentsareremindedtobecertainthatthecoursesinwhichtheyare
enrollingdo,infact,completetheirremainingdegreerequirements.

NostudentmayenrollinIndependentStudyduringthesummer,butstudentsmaypetitionto
enrollinSupervisedReadingandResearchcoursesortutorialcourses(90and900level
courses)intheHarvardSummerSchool.Thesecoursesrequireaspecialenrollmentform,
obtainableintheSummerSchoolOffice,whichmustbesignedbytheHeadTutororDirector
ofUndergraduateStudies(orequivalentofficer)inthefield,bytheinstructorwhoisto
supervisethecourse,andbytheRegistraroftheSummerSchool.TheusualSummerSchool
coursefeeischargedforallcoursestakeninthesummer,andtheworkinthecoursemustbe
completedbeforetheendoftheSummerSchoolExaminationPeriod.

NonCompletionandequivalentgradesreceivedinSummerSchoolcourseswillbeconverted
toNoCredit(NCR),afailinggrade,unlessanextensionhasbeengrantedbythe
AdministrativeBoardoftheHarvardSummerSchool.

StudentswhoregisterforHarvardSummerSchoolwhoareonleaveofabsenceorwhohave
beenrequiredtowithdrawfromHarvardCollegeforanyreasonmustsubmittotheSummer
SchoolanAllstonBurrAssistantDeanApprovalFormsignedbytheirAllstonBurrAssistant
Dean.Nostudentwhofordisciplinaryreasonshasbeenrequiredtowithdrawforthesecond
andfinaltimeordismissedfromHarvardCollegemayordinarilyenrollintheHarvardSummer
School.

AnyviolationofHarvardSummerSchoolacademicanddisciplinarypolicyissubjecttoreview
anddisciplinaryactionbytheSummerSchoolAdministrativeBoardandinadditionmay
triggeractionbytheHarvardCollegeAdministrativeBoardorHarvardCollegeHonorCouncil
asappropriate.

GradesandHonors
TheGradingSystem

LetterGrades
NonLetterGrades

TheGradingSystem

TheFacultyofArtsandSciencesusesthefollowingsystemofletterandnonlettergradesto
evaluateundergraduatestudentwork:

LetterGrades
A,AEarnedbyworkwhoseexcellentqualityindicatesafullmasteryofthesubjectand,in
thecaseofthegradeofA,isofextraordinarydistinction.

B+,B,BEarnedbyworkthatindicatesagoodcomprehensionofthecoursematerial,a
goodcommandoftheskillsneededtoworkwiththecoursematerial,andthestudentsfull
engagementwiththecourserequirementsandactivities.

C+,C,CEarnedbyworkthatindicatesanadequateandsatisfactorycomprehensionofthe
coursematerialandtheskillsneededtoworkwiththecoursematerialandthatindicatesthe
studenthasmetthebasicrequirementsforcompletingassignedworkandparticipatingin
classactivities.

D+,D,DEarnedbyworkthatisunsatisfactorybutthatindicatessomeminimalcommandof
thecoursematerialsandsomeminimalparticipationinclassactivitiesthatisworthyofcourse
credittowardthedegree.

EEarnedbyworkwhichisunsatisfactoryandunworthyofcoursecredittowardsthedegree.

NonLetterGrades

ABSStudentswhomissaregularlyscheduledmidyearorfinalexaminationaregivena
failinggradeofAbsent(ABS),whichwillbechangedonlyifthestudentisgrantedandtakesa
makeupexamination.Unexcusedabsencesarecountedasfailures(seeFinalExaminations).

CR/NCRCR/NCRisusedonlyforcertaincrossregistrationcourses.ThegradeofCredit
representslettergradesfromAtoDthegradeofNoCreditrepresentsthelettergradeofE.

EXLDAnotationofExcluded(EXLD)indicatesthatthestudentwasnotpermittedtocontinue
inthecoursebyvoteoftheAdministrativeBoardorHonorCouncil,andreceivednocredit.
Exclusionfromacourseisequivalentinallrespectstofailingitandinandofitselfmakesthe
studentsrecordforthetermunsatisfactory.

EXTInstructorsmayallowstudentsextensionsoftimetocompletecourseworkuptothelast
dayoftheExaminationPeriod.Afterthatdate,onlytheAdministrativeBoardmaygrant
extensionsoftimeforundergraduatestocompletecoursework.Untilthedateofextension,
thestudentisgivenagradeofExtension(EXT).EXTisonlyatemporarynotationafinal
grademustbegiveniftheAdministrativeBoarddoesnotgrantadditionaltimeor,ifadditional
timeisgranted,upontheexpirationoftheextension(seeExtensionofTimeforWrittenor
LaboratoryWork).

PA/FLThegradeofPassrepresentslettergradesofAtoDthegradeofFailrepresents
thelettergradeofE.Certaincoursesmay,withtheinstructorspermission,betakenona
Pass/Failbasis.IndependentStudyisalwaysgradedPA/FL.

SAT/UNSThegradeofSatisfactoryincludeslettergradesfromAtoCthegradeof
UnsatisfactoryrepresentsworkbelowCandisconsideredafailinggrade.Nostudents
enrolledincoursesgradedSAT/UNSmayreceivelettergradesinthosecourses.The
followingjuniorandseniortutorialsmustbegradedSAT/UNS:

AfricanandAfricanAmericanStudies99
AppliedMathematics99r
Chemistry91r,98r,and99r
English99r
FolkloreandMythology99
French99
German99
Government99r
History99
History&Literature99
HistoryofArtandArchitecture99
HistoryofScience99a,99b
Italian99
LatinAmericanStudies99
Linguistics99aand99b
Literature98a,98b,99a,and99b
Mathematics60r
Portuguese99
Psychology985,990,992,and993
Religion99
RomanceStudies99
Scandinavian99
Slavic99aand99b
SocialStudies99
Sociology99
SouthAsianStudies99
Spanish99
SpecialConcentrations99
StemCellandRegenerativeBiology99
StudiesofWomen,Gender,and
Sexuality99aand99b

FreshmanseminarsarealwaysgradedSAT/UNS.HouseSeminarsmaybegradedSAT/UNS
attheoptionofthecourseinstructorandwiththeapprovaloftheCommitteeonFreshman
Seminars.

Approximatelysixbusinessdaysaftertheendofthefinalexaminationperiod,studentscan
viewtheirfinalandmidyeargradesatmy.harvard.edu.However,studentswhocomplete
onlineevaluationsforallcoursesinwhichtheywereenrolledforthetermwillbeprovided
earlyonlineaccesstotheirfinalcoursegrades.

Astudentmayrequestthattheinstructorreviewagradethathasbeenreceivedandmayalso
asktoconsultwiththechairofthedepartmentorcommitteeofinstructionofferingthecourse.
However,finalauthorityfortheassignmentofgradesrestswiththeinstructorinchargeofthe
course.OnceagradehasbeenreportedtotheRegistrar,itcanbechangedonlyuponthe
writtenrequestoftheinstructortotheRegistrar,actingonbehalfoftheDeanofHarvard
College(ortheDeanoftheGraduateSchoolinthecaseof200or300levelcourses).The
Registrarmustbesatisfiedthatallstudentsinthecoursewillhavebeentreatedequitably
beforeauthorizinganygradechange.

GradesofCorhigher,aswellasthegradesofCR,PA,andSAT,arepassingand
satisfactorygrades.GradesofD+throughDarepassingbutunsatisfactorygrades.Grades
ofE,ABS(Absent),NCR(NoCredit),FL(Fail),UNS(Unsatisfactory),andEXLD(Excluded)
arefailinggrades.

ThegradeofINCOMPLETE(INC)cannotunderanycircumstancesbegivento
undergraduates.

GradePointAveragesforUndergraduates
TheFacultyofArtsandSciencesaveragesitslettergradeswitha4pointscale:A=4.00,A
=3.67,B+=3.33,B=3.00,B=2.67,C+=2.33,C=2.00,C=1.67,D+=1.33,D=1.00,
D=0.67.E,ABS,NCR,FL,UNS,EXLD=0.Thegradepointaverageisthenumerical
averageofallgradesreceivedinlettergradedcoursestakenundertheFacultyofArtsand
Sciencesfordegreecredit.Inaddition,thegradepointaverageincludesallfailedcourses
(includingfailingandunsatisfactorygradesincoursestakenPass/FailandSAT/UNS),
coursestakenforcreditintheHarvardSummerSchool,andcrossregistrationcoursesas
appropriate.Passinggradesreceivedforcoursestakenthroughcrossregistrationwillnotbe
usedincomputingastudentsgradepointaverageexceptwhenthecoursesarecounted
towardconcentrationrequirementsortakenintheGraduateSchoolofEducationaspartof
UTEP(seeCrossRegistration).Gradesreceivedforcourseworkdoneoutofresidencewill
notbeusedincomputingthegradepointaverage.Gradepointaveragesarecalculatedon
bothacumulative,semesterly,andannualbasis.Studentsofthesophomore,junior,and
seniorclassesinthetop5percentoftheirrespectiveclasseswillbedesignatedJohnHarvard
Scholars,basedonthegradepointaverageofthepreviousacademicyear.Studentsofthe
sophomore,juniorandseniorclassesinthetop10%oftheirrespectiveclasseswhoarenot
designatedJohnHarvardScholarswillbedesignatedHarvardCollegeScholars.

Promotion
Astudentwillordinarilybepromotedattheendofanytermuponthebasisofthenumberof
termscompletedorforwhichcredithasbeengiven,asfollows:

Forsophomorestanding 2termscompleted
Forjuniorstanding 4termscompleted
Forseniorstanding 6termscompleted

RequirementsforHonorsDegrees
SummaCumLaudeinaField

MagnaCumLaudeinaField

CumLaudeinaField

CumLaudefortheoverallrecord

Alldegreecandidatesmustsatisfytherequirementsofanapprovedfieldofconcentrationand
meetallotherdegreerequirements.TherearetwotypesofhonorsintheCollege:English
honors(ordepartmentalhonors)aredeterminedbythedepartment,committee,school,or
programthatoverseestherelevantconcentrationandarebasedsolelyonworkdoneinthe
concentrationLatinhonors(orCollegehonors)arebasedontheentiretyofthestudent
record,andrecommendationsforLatinhonorsaremadetotheGoverningBoardsofthe
UniversitybytheFacultyofArtsandSciences.

TheFacultyofArtsandSciencesrecommendsbachelordegreesforpresentationtothe
GoverningBoardsoftheUniversityasfollows:regulardegreecumlaudeonthebasisofthe
studentsoverallrecordcumlaudeinafieldmagnacumlaudeinafieldmagnacumlaude
withHighestHonorsinafieldorsummacumlaudeinafield.Facultyandconcentration
standardsforhonorsmaychangewithoutnoticebothsetsofstandardsmustbemet.

Allcandidatesfordegreeswithhonorsmusthavesatisfactorylettergrades(Corhigher)ina
minimumof96lettergradedcredits(proratedappropriatelyforstudentsgraduatingwithfewer
than128creditspassedatHarvard).Gradepointaveragesarebasedonallcompletedletter
gradedcoursestakenwhileatHarvardincludingallfailedcourses,coursestakenforcreditin
HarvardSummerSchool,andbycrossregistrationonlyasappropriate(seeGradePoint
Averages).
TherelevantconcentrationwilldeterminethelevelofEnglishhonors,ifany,foran
undergraduatewhocompletestherequirementsforhonorseligibilityinthatfield.If
departmentalhonorsareawarded,thestudentmaythenberecommendedtotheCollegefor
adeterminationofLatinhonors.Thus,theawardingofdepartmentalhonorsforworkina
concentrationisapreconditionfortherecommendationbytheCollegeofLatinhonorsina
field.Itispossiblethatastudentwhohascompletedtherelevantrequirementsforhonorsina
concentrationwillhavehisorherrecordjudgedunworthyofhonorsinthefieldbutstillworthy
ofadegreesuchastudentmaythenberecommendedbytheFacultyofArtsandSciences
foraregulardegree,subjecttothegeneralregulations,or,ifqualified,forthedegreecum
laude.Whenapplicable,bothEnglishhonorsandLatinhonorsarenotedontheofficial
transcript.OnlyLatinhonorsaredesignatedonthediploma.

TheFacultywillawarddegreeswithhonorsbasedonthecriteriabelow:

SummaCumLaudeinaField

ForthedegreesummacumlaudetheFacultyofArtsandScienceswillconsiderrecordsof
onlythosestudentswhoaredesignatedbytheirconcentrationtoreceiveHighestHonorsina
field.ThedeterminationofHighestHonorsisaseriousmatterrequiringthecollective
considerationofthefacultyaffiliatedwiththeconcentration.Inreachingthisdecisionthe
facultymaychoosetoevaluatenotonlythecandidatesgradesinconcentrationcourses,but
alsothelevelandrigorofthosecourses,andotherindicatorsofthecandidatesmasteryof
thefield,suchasperformanceonathesisorcomparablepieceofindependentworkand/or
onawrittenororalgeneralexamination.

Thedegreesummacumlaudeisgiventothetop5percentofthegraduatingclass,drawn
fromthosedesignatedforHighestHonors.ThestandardsofeachMaywillbeappliedat
subsequentdegreemeetingsuntilthefollowingMay.

MagnaCumLaudeinaField

AcandidatemayberecommendedbytheFacultyforthedegreemagnacumlaudeina
concentrationorjointconcentrationprovidedheorshehasbeendesignatedbythe
concentrationtoreceiveHighHonorsorHighestHonors.ForMaydegrees,thetotalnumber
ofdegreessummacumlaudeandmagnacumlaudecombinedwillbenomorethan20
percentofallMaydegreecandidates.TheFacultywillrecommendformagnacumlaude
thosestudentswiththehighestgradepointaverageswhohavenotalreadybeen
recommendedforthedegreesummacumlaude.Candidatesinthiscategorywhoreceived
HighestHonorsfromtheirconcentrationbutwerenotawardedsummacumlaudewillbe
recommendedforthedegreemagnacumlaudewithHighestHonorsinaField.Theminimum
gradepointaveragethatisawardedadegreemagnacumlaudeeachMaywillconstitutethe
standardtobeappliedforthatdegreeatsubsequentdegreemeetingsuntilthefollowingMay.

CumLaudeinaField

AcandidatemayberecommendedbytheFacultyforthedegreecumlaudeina
concentrationorjointconcentrationprovidedheorshehasbeendesignatedbythe
concentrationtoreceiveHonors,HighHonors,orHighestHonors.ForMaydegrees,thetotal
numberofdegreessummacumlaude,magnacumlaudeandcumlaudeinfieldsumto50
percentofallMaydegreecandidates.TheFacultywillrecommendforcumlaudeinfield
thosestudentswiththehighestgradepointaverageswhohavenotalreadybeenawardedthe
degreesummacumlaudeormagnacumlaude.Theminimumgradepointaveragethatis
awardedadegreecumlaudeinfieldeachMaywillconstitutethestandardtobeappliedfor
thatdegreeatsubsequentdegreemeetingsuntilthefollowingMay.

CumLaudefortheoverallrecord
Acandidatenotdesignatedtoreceivehonorsinaconcentrationmayberecommendedbythe
Facultyforthedegreecumlaudeonthebasisofoverallgradepointaveragealoneifhisor
hergradepointaverageisatorabovetheminimumgradepointaverageawardedthedegree
magnacumlaude.InanyMay,ifthenumberofcandidateswithasufficientgradepoint
averageexceeds10percentofallMaydegreecandidates,onlythosewiththehighestgrade
pointaveragestotaling10percentofallMaydegreecandidateswillbeawardedthedegree
cumlaudeonthebasisofoverallgradepointaveragealone.Theminimumgradepoint
averagethatisawardedadegreecumlaudeeachMaywillconstitutethestandardtobe
appliedforthatdegreeatsubsequentdegreemeetingsuntilthefollowingMay.

Prizes
TheawardingofprizesatHarvardcanbetracedbacktoEdwardHopkins,aLondon
merchantwhocametoAmericain1637.HisbequestcontinuestoprovideprizesforHopeful
youthinthewayofLearningforthepublickServiceoftheCountryinfuturetimes.

Today,over200differentprizesareawardedeachyearinrecognitionofacademicexcellence,
achievementinaparticularfield,oroutstandingindividualqualities.TheBowdoinPrizes,
establishedbythebequestofGovernorJamesBowdoin,AB1745,areamongmany
noteworthyprizesforwhichstudentssubmitessays,theses,orotherscholarlyworks.

Formoreinformation,includingprizedescriptions,eligibilityrequirements,andlistsofpast
winners,pleaseseethewebsiteforthePrizeOfficeoftheFacultyofArtsandSciences.
FurtherinformationisavailablefromthePrizeOffice,UniversityHall,GroundFloor(617495
4780orfasprize@fas.harvard.edu).Informationonathleticprizesmaybeobtainedfromthe
DepartmentofAthletics.

PhiBetaKappa

PhiBetaKappaisanacademichonorssocietycommittedtothepromotionofscholarshipin
theliberalartsandsciencesamongthestudentsofAmericancolleges.AlphaIotaof
MassachusettsatHarvard,foundedin1781,istheoldestchapterofPhiBetaKappain
continualexistence.Undergraduatemembers,selectedfromapoolofcandidateswiththe
highestcumulativenumericalgradepointaveragesintheiracademicdivisions,areelectedon
thebasisoftheirscholarlyachievementandbreadthofintellectualinterest.Twentyfour
juniorsareelectedeachspring,fortyeightseniorsareelectedeachfall,andinthefinal
election,beforeCommencement,asufficientnumberofdegreecandidatesareelectedto
bringthetotalmembershiptonomorethantenpercentofeachgraduatingclass.Students
electedtoPhiBetaKappahavetypicallychosenthemostchallengingcoursesavailable,
pursuedindependentresearchaspartofanhonorsconcentration,achievedexcellencein
courseworkacrossallacademicdivisions,andattainedoutstandinggradesinallcourses.

TheundergraduatemembersofAlphaIota,ledbyfourPhiBetaKappaMarshals,decideon
thePhiBetaKappaawardsforteachingexcellencegiventothreemembersoftheFacultyof
ArtsandSciencesattheLiteraryExercisesduringCommencementWeek.Thechapteralso
awardsgrantsforindependentresearchtoanumberofjuniorseachspring.Formore
informationseetheHarvardCollegePhiBetaKappawebsite.

AcademicPerformance
Allstudentsarerequiredtomaintainasatisfactoryacademicrecordandmeettheobligations
ofthecoursesinwhichtheyareenrolled.FailuretodosowillbedealtwithastheFacultyand
itsdesignatedBoardsshalldetermine.Inallcases,midyeargradesinyearlongcourseswill
beconsideredalongwithallothergradesinthecalculationsforminimumrequirementsand
satisfactoryrecords.
MinimumRequirements
Tomeettheminimumacademicrequirementsinanyterm,astudentmayhaveatmostone
failinggrade,whichmaynotbeaccompaniedbyanotherunsatisfactorygradeandatleast
twosatisfactorygrades,oneofwhichmustbealettergradeinanFAScoursetakenfor
degreecredit(orinacoursetakenbycrossregistrationandcountedtowardconcentrationor
UTEPrequirements).Astudentwhofailstomeettheminimumrequirementsordinarilywillbe
requiredtowithdrawfortwoterms,whetherornothisorherpreviousrecordwas
unsatisfactory.

SatisfactoryandUnsatisfactoryAcademicRecords
Therequirementsforasatisfactoryacademicrecordaresatisfactorygradesinallcourses,
andatleastonelettergradeinanFAScoursetakenfordegreecredit(orinacoursetakenby
crossregistrationandcountedtowardconcentrationorUTEPrequirements).Howeverfor
freshmenintheirfirstterm,anacademicrecordwillbeconsideredsatisfactoryifallgrades
arepassing,atmostonegradeisunsatisfactory,andatleastonegradeisasatisfactoryletter
grade.Astudentwhoserecordisunsatisfactoryisordinarilyplacedonprobation.Astudent
withtwoconsecutiveunsatisfactoryrecordsordinarilywillberequiredtowithdrawfortwo
terms.

TheAdministrativeBoardwillhavethediscretiontoconsiderenrollmentintheHarvard
SummerSchoolasatermforthepurposesofthepreviousparagraph.

ExclusionfromaCourse
Astudentwhoneglectsanycoursemay,afterwrittenwarningbytheinstructor,beexcluded
fromthecoursebytheinstructorwiththeapprovaloftheAdministrativeBoard.Thewarning
shouldspecifythestepsthestudentmusttakeinordertobeallowedtocontinueinthe
course.AstudentmayalsobeexcludedfromacoursebytheHonorCouncilifthestudent
hascommittedacademicdishonestyinthecourse.Exclusionfromacourseisequivalentinall
respectstofailingitandinandofitselfmakesthestudentsrecordforthetermunsatisfactory.
AnotationofEXLD(excluded)onthetranscriptindicatesthatthestudentwasnotpermitted
tocontinueinthecourseandreceivednocredit.Astudentmaynotwithdrawfromacourse
fromwhichheorshehasbeenexcluded.Studentsexcludedfromacoursearedeniedany
righttofurthercourseevaluation,includingfinalandmakeupexaminations.

SubmissionofWrittenWork
Studentsareresponsibleforensuringthatrequiredwrittencourseworkissubmittedand
receivedontime.Writtenworkshouldnotbeleftinopenmailboxesorotherunattended
placesbutrathergivenpersonallyanddirectlytotheheadofthecourseortoaresponsible
personactingonhisorherbehalf.Papersthataremailedtoinstructorsshouldbesentby
certifiedmail,andareceiptofdeliveryshouldberequestedfromthePostalService.The
studentshouldkeepboththepostalreceiptandacopyofthepaper.Ifworkissubmitted
electronically,studentsareresponsibleforconfirmingreceipt.

AcademicIntegrityandAcademicDishonesty
HarvardCollegeHonorCode

PlagiarismandCollaboration

SubmissionoftheSameWorktoMoreThanOneCourse
TutoringSchoolsandTermPaperCompanies

OfficialFormsandPetitions

HarvardCollegeHonorCode

MembersoftheHarvardCollegecommunitycommitthemselvestoproducingacademicwork
ofintegritythatis,workthatadherestothescholarlyandintellectualstandardsofaccurate
attributionofsources,appropriatecollectionanduseofdata,andtransparent
acknowledgementofthecontributionofotherstoourideas,discoveries,interpretations,and
conclusions.Cheatingonexamsorproblemsets,plagiarizingormisrepresentingtheideasor
languageofsomeoneelseasonesown,falsifyingdata,oranyotherinstanceofacademic
dishonestyviolatesthestandardsofourcommunity,aswellasthestandardsofthewider
worldoflearningandaffairs.

StudentswillbeaskedtoaffirmtheirawarenessoftheHonorCodeandadherencetothe
standardsofacademicintegrityatvariouspointsduringtheacademicsemester.Thegoalof
thisaffirmationistoreinforcethecentralityofscholarlyintegritytostudentsmembershipin
ouracademiccommunity,aswellastoremindstudentsthattheyhavealreadyagreedto
adheretothesestandards.

TheAffirmationwilltakeseveralforms,dependingonthestudentsstatusandparticular
assignments.

Freshmen

Inthesummerpriortoarrivingoncampusfreshmenwillbeaskedtorespondbrieflytoa
promptabouthowtheywillupholdthevaluesoftheHonorCode.Studentswillbeableto
accesstheirstatementsthroughouttheirtimeatHarvardandwillhavetheopportunityto
updateandrevisethemperiodically.

AllStudents

Duringthebiannualelectronicregistrationprocess,allstudentswillbeaskedtoreadthe
HonorCodeandtosigntheirnameindicatingtheirawarenessoftheCodeandadherenceto
thestandardsofacademicintegrity.

Atseatedfinalexams,allstudentswillbeaskedtoreadandsignthefollowingstatement
includedontheexamattendancesliporprintedontheexamitself:Iattesttothehonestyof
myacademicworkandaffirmthatitconformstothestandardsoftheHarvardCollegeHonor
Code.

Onallculminatingassignmentsincludingfinalprojects,takehomeexams,andinclassfinals,
aswellasonseniortheses,studentswillbeaskedtoincludeastatementofaffirmationofthe
HonorCodeatthetimeofsubmission.Thefollowingtextisrecommended:Iattesttothe
honestyofmyacademicworkandaffirmthatitconformstothestandardsoftheHarvard
CollegeHonorCode.

PlagiarismandCollaboration

TheCollegerecognizesthattheopenexchangeofideasplaysavitalroleintheacademic
endeavor,asoftenitisonlythroughdiscussionwithothersthatoneisfullyabletoprocess
informationortocrystallizeanelusiveconcept.Therefore,studentsgenerallyareencouraged
toengageinconversationswiththeirteachersandclassmatesabouttheircourses,their
research,andeventheirassignments.Thesekindsofdiscussionsanddebatesinsomeways
representtheessenceoflifeinanacademiccommunity.Andyet,itisimportantforall
scholarstoacknowledgeclearlywhentheyhaverelieduponorincorporatedtheworkof
others.Toensuretheproperuseofsourceswhileatthesametimerecognizingand
preservingtheimportanceoftheacademicdialogue,theFacultyofArtsandSciences
adoptedthefollowingpolicy:

Itisexpectedthatallhomeworkassignments,projects,labreports,papers,theses,and
examinationsandanyotherworksubmittedforacademiccreditwillbethestudentsown.
Studentsshouldalwaystakegreatcaretodistinguishtheirownideasandknowledgefrom
informationderivedfromsources.Thetermsourcesincludesnotonlyprimaryand
secondarymaterialpublishedinprintoronline,butalsoinformationandopinionsgained
directlyfromotherpeople.Quotationsmustbeplacedproperlywithinquotationmarksand
mustbecitedfully.Inaddition,allparaphrasedmaterialmustbeacknowledgedcompletely.
Wheneverideasorfactsarederivedfromastudentsreadingandresearchorfroma
studentsownwritings,thesourcesmustbeindicated(seealsoSubmissionoftheSame
WorktoMoreThanOneCoursebelow.)

Studentsmustalsocomplywiththepolicyoncollaborationestablishedforeachcourse,as
setforthinthecoursesyllabusoronthecoursewebsite.Policiesvaryamongthemanyfields
anddisciplinesintheCollege,andmayevenvaryforparticularassignmentswithinacourse.
Unlessotherwisestatedonthesyllabusorwebsite,whencollaborationispermittedwithina
coursestudentsmustacknowledgeanycollaborationanditsextentinallsubmittedwork
however,studentsneednotacknowledgediscussionwithothersofgeneralapproachestothe
assignmentorassistancewithproofreading.Ifthesyllabusorwebsitedoesnotincludea
policyoncollaboration,studentsmayassumethatcollaborationinthecompletionof
assignmentsispermitted.Collaborationinthecompletionofexaminationsisalways
prohibited.

Theresponsibilityforlearningtheproperformsofcitationlieswiththeindividualstudent.
StudentsareexpectedtobefamiliarwiththeHarvardGuidetoUsingSources.Studentswho
areinanydoubtaboutthepreparationofacademicworkshouldconsulttheirinstructorand
AllstonBurrAssistantDeanorResidentDeanofFreshmenbeforetheworkispreparedor
submitted.

Studentswho,forwhateverreason,submitworkeithernottheirownorwithoutclear
attributiontoitssourceswillbesubjecttodisciplinaryaction,uptoandincludingrequirement
towithdrawfromtheCollege.Studentswhohavebeenfoundresponsibleforanyviolationof
thesestandardswillnotbepermittedtosubmitaQevaluationofthecourseinwhichthe
infractionoccurred.

SubmissionoftheSameWorktoMoreThanOneCourse

Itistheexpectationofeverycoursethatallworksubmittedforacourseorforanyother
academicpurposewillhavebeendonesolelyforthatcourseorforthatpurpose.Ifthesame
orsimilarworkistobesubmittedtoanyothercourseorusedforanyotheracademicpurpose
withintheCollege,thepriorwrittenpermissionoftheinstructormustbeobtained.Ifthesame
orsimilarworkistobesubmittedtomorethanonecourseorusedformorethanone
academicpurposewithintheCollegeduringthesameterm,thepriorwrittenpermissionofall
instructorsinvolvedmustbeobtained.Astudentwhosubmitsthesameorsimilarworkto
morethanonecourseorformorethanoneacademicpurposewithintheCollegewithoutsuch
priorpermissionissubjecttodisciplinaryaction,uptoandincludingrequirementtowithdraw
fromtheCollege.

StudentsareurgedtoconsulttheirAllstonBurrAssistantDeanorResidentDeanof
Freshmenortheinstructorsinvolvedwithquestionsconcerningthisimportantmatter(see
alsoPlagiarismandCollaborationabove).

TutoringSchoolsandTermPaperCompanies

Inkeepingwiththeprinciplethatallmaterialsubmittedtoacourseshouldbethestudents
ownwork,anyundergraduatewhomakesuseoftheservicesofacommercialtutoringschool
ortermpapercompanyisliabletodisciplinaryaction.Studentswhoselllectureorreading
notes,papers,ortranslations,orwhoareemployedbyatutoringschoolortermpaper
company,aresimilarlyliableandmaybesubjecttodisciplinaryaction,uptoandincluding
requirementtowithdrawfromtheCollege.Ifastudentwishestoacceptcompensationfor
privatetutoringinHarvardcourses,priorwrittenpermissionoftheDeanoftheCollegeis
required.

OfficialFormsandPetitions

Studentsshouldunderstandthatprovidingfalseormisleadinginformationorsigningany
otherpersonsnameorinitialsonastudycard,PlanofStudy,changeofcoursepetition,
registrationform,oronanyotherofficialformorpetition(hardcopyorelectronic)willmake
themsubjecttodisciplinaryaction,uptoandincludingrequirementtowithdraw.

Attendance,Absences,ReadingPeriod,Examinations
andExtensions
Regardingattendanceinclassandforexaminations,Massachusettslawprovidesasfollows:

Anystudentinaneducationalorvocationaltraininginstitution,otherthanareligiousor
denominationaleducationalorvocationaltraininginstitution,whoisunable,becauseofhis
religiousbeliefs,toattendclassesortoparticipateinanyexamination,study,orwork
requirementonaparticulardayshallbeexcusedfromanysuchexaminationorstudyorwork
requirement,andshallbeprovidedwithanopportunitytomakeupsuchexamination,study,
orworkrequirementwhichhemayhavemissedbecauseofsuchabsenceonaparticular
dayprovided,however,thatsuchmakeupexaminationorworkshallnotcreatean
unreasonableburdenuponsuchschool.Nofeesofanykindshallbechargedbythe
institutionformakingavailabletothesaidstudentsuchopportunity.Noadverseorprejudicial
effectsshallresulttoanystudentbecauseofhisavailinghimselfoftheprovisionsofthis
section.(MassachusettsGeneralLaws,Chapter151C:Section2B).

Attendance
Regularattendanceatcoursemeetingsandrelatedeventsisexpectedofallstudents.
Furthermore,studentsareexpectedtoremainintheimmediatevicinityofCambridgeduring
theExaminationPeriods,ReadingPeriods,andtermtimewiththeexceptionofscheduled
vacationsandholidays.Studentsmaynotbeabsentfromtheareaforextendedperiodsof
timeduringthetermwithoutthepermissionoftheirAllstonBurrAssistantDeanorthe
ResidentDeanofFreshmen.

Astudentonprobationisrequiredtoattendallacademicexercises.Unexcusedabsencebya
studentonprobationrendershimorherliabletorequirementtowithdrawfromtheCollegeat
anytime.

ByvoteoftheFacultyofArtsandSciencesinstructorsarerequiredtoholdtheirregular
classesonthedaysprecedingandfollowingholidaysandvacations.Theyarenotpermitted
toallowtemporarytransferofstudentsfromsectiontosectionortoexcusestudentsatthese
times.

RestrictedAttendance

Withtheexceptionofthefirstweekofclasses,whenanyregisteredstudentmayattenda
class,onlystudentsenrolledinacourseandauditorswhohavebeengivenspecific
permissionbytheinstructorordinarilymayattendcoursemeetings.Fromtimetotime,
instructorsmaypermitotherguests,suchascolleagues,parents,alumnae/i,orprospective
students,toattendindividualclassmeetingshowever,instructorsarealwaysfreetorestrict
attendanceataclassmeetingormeetingstoregularlyenrolledstudentsandauthorized
auditors.

AbsencefromClasses
Astudentshouldreportallabsencesthatmayhaveasignificanteffectonhisorherstatusto
hisorherAllstonBurrAssistantDeanorResidentDeanofFreshmenandtotheinstructor(s)
ofthecourse(s)concerned.Astudentwhoiscalledawayinanemergencyorisotherwise
unavoidablyabsentfromCollegeshouldnotifyhisorherAssistantorResidentDeanboth
beforedepartureanduponreturn.AbsencefromCollegewithoutsuchnotificationmayleadto
requirementtowithdraw.AstudentwhoissickmayconsulteitherHarvardUniversityHealth
Servicesorhisorherownphysicianbutshouldreportallcasesofseriousillnesspromptlyto
HarvardUniversityHealthServiceseitherinpersonorbytelephone(6174955711).

Absencefromacademicexercises,forwhateverreason,includingrepresentingtheCollegein
extracurricularandathleticactivities,doesnotrelieveastudentfromresponsibilityforanypart
oftheworkinthecourserequiredduringtheperiodofabsence.

StormandEmergencyConditions
TheFacultyofArtsandSciencesrarelycancelsclassesduetoweather.However,thefaculty
andsectionleaderswhoneedtocommuteshouldnotputthemselvesindangerduring
seriousstorms,andmaychoosetocanceltheirindividualclasses.Studentsmayfindthe
followinginformationhelpful:

Forthemostpart,undergraduatestudentsareinresidenceandareexpectedtoattend
classes.Undergraduatestudentswhodecidethattheycannotmakeittoclassshould
consultthecoursematerialsforinstructionsoninformingthecoursesinstructionalstaff
ofplannedabsencesfromclass.Ifsuchprocedureshavenotbeenprovided,thenthe
studentshouldinformtheinstructorortheteachingfellowoftheplannedabsenceby
emailorbytelephone.
Similarly,studentsmayfindinstructionsinthecoursematerialsthatindicatehowthe
instructionalstaffwouldinformstudentsofthecancellationofaclassorsectionmeeting.
Forexample,manycoursesinformstudentsofthecancellationviaanannouncement
postedatthecourseshomepageontheweb,viaanemailtotheclassattendees,orby
leavingamessageonthevoicemailsystemofacentralizeddepartmentaltelephone.
FASofficesandacademicdepartmentswillbeopendependingonstaffavailabilityand
whethertherearecriticalfunctionsinprogress.Callthecentralnumberforthatoffice
beforegoingthere.
Finalexaminationsandmakeupexaminationsarerarelycancelledandstudentsshould
reporttotheirexamroomsontime.
OntheveryrareoccasionwhenFASdecidestocancelclasses,anannouncementof
thecancellationwillbepostedattheCollegehomepageandonmy.harvard.edu.

HourandMidtermExaminations
Theadministrationofhourandmidtermexaminations(notmidyear)istheresponsibilityofthe
instructorordinarily,suchexamsshouldbescheduledduringregularclassmeetingtimes.In
accordancewithMassachusettslaw,studentswhoareunabletoparticipateinanhouror
midtermexaminationasaconsequenceoftheirreligiousbeliefsshallbeprovidedwithan
opportunitytomakeuptheexamination,withoutpenalty,providedthatthemakeup
examinationdoesnotcreateanunreasonableburdenontheCollege.Itistheresponsibilityof
thestudentsconcernedtoprovideinstructorswiththedatesonwhichtheywillbeabsent
becauseofaconflictwiththereligiousholidaystheywillbeobserving.
Ifaninstructorissatisfiedthatanabsenceforareasonotherthanreligiousobservationis
necessaryandthatomittingagradeforthemissedhourormidtermexaminationwillnotaffect
thestudentscoursegrade,finalevaluationofthestudentsworkinthecoursemaybe
determinedfromtheremainderofthecoursework.Theinstructormayalsoelecttogivea
makeupexamination.Theresponsibilityforsuchdecisionsrestswiththeinstructoronly,and
notwiththeDeansOfficeortheAdministrativeBoard.

Althoughinstructorsareobligatedtooffermakeupexamsonlyinthecaseofabsenceforthe
observanceofareligiousholiday,studentswhohaveobtainedproperHarvardUniversity
HealthServices(HUHS)documentationofillnessmaynotbepenalizedfortheirabsence
fromhourandmidtermexaminations.TheappropriateformmustbesignedbyaHUHS
medicalprofessionalandgiventothestudentsAssistantorResidentDean,whowillwritethe
studentaletterthatacknowledgesreceiptoftheHUHSform.Thislettermaybepresentedto
theinstructorascertificationofthestudentsillness.

ReadingPeriod
Attheendofeachterm,aperiodofsixorsevendayspriortothestartoffinalexaminationsis
designatedasReadingPeriod.ReadingPeriodisintendedtobeatimeforstudentstoreflect,
review,andsynthesizewhattheyhavelearnedduringthesemester.

Inordertoprotectthiseducationalpurpose,thefollowingrulesapplyduringReadingPeriod:

Withtheexceptionofdesignatedintensivelanguagecourses,noregularinstructionmay
takeplaceduringReadingPeriod.Sectionsandreviewsessionsmaytakeplaceduring
ReadingPeriodasmayclasssessionsthatmustbemadeupduetoweatherorother
emergencies.
CoursesmaynotassignnewmaterialduringReadingPeriod.
Allseatedfinalexaminations,ofwhateverduration(uptothreehours)orscope,must
takeplaceduringtheexamslotasassignedbytheOfficeoftheRegistrar.(See
alsoFinalExaminationandProjectPeriod.)
Finalpapers,takehomeexams,projects,presentations,andotherculminatingcourse
assignmentsdueaftertheendofregularclassesmustbedueonorbeforethedayof
eachcoursesassignedExaminationGroup,butnoearlierthanthefourthdayof
ReadingPeriod.Finalprojectsthatincludeindividualorgrouppresentationsmaybe
scheduledbeginningonthefourthdayofReadingPeriodandmayextendthroughthe
FinalExaminationandProjectPeriod.*
Short,regularassignmentsthataddressmaterialcoveredinthelasttwoweeksof
classes(suchasproblemsetsorresponsepapers)maybedueduringthefirstthree
daysofReadingPeriod.

RegardlessofwhetheraclassmeetsduringReadingPeriod,thattimeisanintegralpartof
theterm.StudentsareexpectedtoremainintheimmediatevicinityofCambridgethroughout
thisperiod.

*Eachcoursewillbeassignedafinalexam/studentdeadlinegroupinordertospreadout
studentdeadlinesandtoestablishgradingduedates.Whileinstructorsmayestablishearlier
deadlinesperfacultylegislation,thespiritofthislegislationistospreadstudentsfinal
assignmentdeadlinesacrosstheentireexamperiodtoavoidhavingallassignmentsdueat
thesametime.Ifaninstructordecidestouseanearlierdeadlineitisveryimportantthat
studentsarewellinformedaboutthischangefromtheposteddeadline.

FinalExaminationPeriod
ExaminationRules
LateArrivaltoExamination

IllnessesDuringtheExamination

AbsencefromExaminations

AbsencesforReligiousReasons

MakeupsforExaminations:ExcusedAbsences

ExaminationsinAbsentia

CoursesthatwillculminateinaseatedfinalexaminationscheduledbytheRegistrarwillhold
theirexamsduringthedesignatedFinalExaminationPeriod.Examinationsscheduledduring
theFinalExaminationPeriodarethreehoursinlength.Therearetwoexamsessionseach
day.Morningexamsbeginat9amandafternoonexamsbeginat2pm.Theschedule
indicatingtheexactdate,timeandlocationforeachthreehour,seatedexamispostedonline
withinapproximatelytwoweeksafterStudyCardDayeachterm.Thepostedscheduleis
subjecttochange.

Toseekaccommodationsforafinalexamonaccountofdisabilities,undergraduatesmust
directtheirpetitiontotheAccessibleEducationOffice.TheAccessibleEducationOfficewill
workwiththefacultymemberandtheExamsOfficetomakearrangementsfor
accommodationswhenappropriateandwillcontactthestudentdirectlyaboutthe
accommodations.Formorespecificinformationaboutfinalexamspleaseconsultthewebsite
oftheAccessibleEducationOffice.

Studentsareresponsibleforlearningthetimesandlocationsofexamsintheircoursesand
forarrivingattheirexamsontime.Studentswhomissanexamandwhoarenotgranteda
makeupexamwillreceiveapermanentABS(unexcusedabsence),whichisequivalentinall
respectstoafailinggrade.

Mostinstructorsreturnexaminationbooklets,papers,andotheracademicworktothe
studentsenrolledintheircourses.Bylaw,studentshavetherighttoreviewallmaterials
submittedtoacourse,includingfinalexaminationbooklets,andforareasonablechargemay
havecopiesofanyoriginalsnotreturnedtothemwithin45daysofthedateoftheoriginal
request.

ExaminationRules

Studentsshouldadheretothefollowingrulesduringtheadministrationofregularlyscheduled
midyearorfinalexaminations.

Duringbathroombreaks,studentsshouldnotusecomputerterminals,telephones(land
lineorcellular),orothercommunicationsdevices.
Inordertoavoidanypossiblesuggestionofimproperbehaviorduringanexamination,
undergraduatesshouldrefrainfromcommunicationwithotherstudentswhileanexamis
inprogress.
Studentsshouldalsonotretainorrefertoanybooksorpapersduringanexamination
exceptwiththeexpresspermissionoftheinstructororteachingstaff.
Eatinganddrinkingarenotpermittedinanyexaminationroom.
Personalbelongingsshouldbeputawayandallcellphones,beepers,andpagers
shouldbeturnedoff.
Intheeventofafire,studentsshouldtaketheirpersonalbelongingsandtheirexamand
bookletsandmeetinthelocationannouncedatthebeginningoftheexam.Students
shouldnotleavetheexamsiteortheemergencymeetinglocationwithanyexam
materials,norshouldtheydiscusstheexamwithotherstudentsduringtheemergency
procedures.Forviolationoftheexaminationrulesordishonestyinanexaminationa
studentmayberequiredtowithdrawfromtheCollege.Studentswhofailtoobey
instructionsareliabletodisciplinaryaction.

LateArrivaltoExamination

Astudentwhoislateforanexammayberefusedadmissionandreportedasabsent.
Studentswhoarelateforafinalexamshouldreportdirectlytotheexamroom.Noonewillbe
admittedtoanexaminationmorethan30minutesafterthestartoftheexam.Ordinarily,
latecomerswillnotbeallowedtomakeuplosttime.

IllnessesDuringtheExamination

Astudentwhoispresentforanypartofanexaminationisneverentitledtoamakeupexam.
Anystudentwhobecomesillduringanexam,however,shouldreporttheillnessimmediately
totheinstructor.AnillstudentwillbesenttoHUHS,wherethestudentwillbekept
incommunicadountilabletoresumetheexamination.Uponresumptionoftheexamination,
thestudentwillbeallowedonlythebalanceoftimeremaining.

AbsencefromExaminations

Toobtaincreditforasemesterlongcoursehavingafinalexamination,astudentmusthave
attendedtheexamination(oritsequivalentapprovedmakeup).Toobtaincreditforayearlong
coursehavingfalltermandspringtermexaminations,astudentmusthaveattendedboth
exams(orequivalentapprovedmakeup).Astudentwhoisabsentwithoutexcusefromthe
finalexamination(ortheequivalentapprovedmakeup)ofayearlongcoursefailstheentire
courseandreceivesnocreditforeitherhalfofit.

Anystudentwhohasanunexcusedabsenceatthefalltermfinalexaminayearlongcourse
musteitherpetitiontowithdrawfromthecoursewithoutcredit(nolaterthantheseventh
Mondayofthespringterm)orpetitiontobeallowedtocontinueinitinthespringtermforhalf
creditonly,inwhichcasethefailinggradeofABSispermanentlyrecordedforthefallhalfof
thecourse(seeContinuingfortheSecondTermwithanUnexcusedAbsenceonYearlong
CoursesDivisibleandIndivisible).

Astudentmaypetitionforamakeupexaminationbecauseofillnessonlyiftheillnessis
documentedbymedicalstaffatHUHSwithinthe24hourperiodbeforethebeginningofthe
examination.Inanemergency,astudentsillnesscouldbereportedtoHUHSbyaprivate
physician,beforethebeginningoftheexamination.Theprivatephysicianmustalsosupplya
writtenstatementtoHUHS.

Unavoidableabsencefromanexaminationresultingfromcausesotherthanillnessshouldbe
reportedandexplainedinadvancetotheappropriateAllstonBurrAssistantDeanorResident
DeanofFreshmen.

Astudentwhoserecordisunsatisfactorybecauseofanunexcusedabsencefromafinalor
makeupexaminationordinarilywillbeplacedonprobationor,iftherecordasawholeso
warrants,requiredtowithdraw(seeProceduresoftheAdministrativeBoard).

AbsencesforReligiousReasons

Asmentionedaboveregardingattendanceandexaminations,inaccordancewith
Massachusettslaw,studentswhoareunabletoparticipateinafinalexaminationasa
consequenceoftheirreligiousbeliefsshallbeprovidedwithanopportunitytomakeupthe
examination,withoutpenalty,providedthatthemakeupexaminationdoesnotcreatean
unreasonableburdenontheCollege.Studentswhoanticipateanyreligiousconflictswith
examsarerequiredtosubmittheReligiousOutofSequenceExamRequestFormonthe
Registrarswebsite,thirtydaysbeforethestartofExamPeriod.Conflictsreportedafterthat
timemaynotbepossibletoaccommodateormayresultinamakeupexamscheduledforthe
followingterm.

MakeupsforExaminations:ExcusedAbsences

TheAdministrativeBoardhasjurisdictionovergrantingmakeupexaminations.Noinstructor
maygrantorgiveamakeupexaminationtoanystudentwhomissedafinal
examinationwithouttheexpressauthorizationoftheRegistrarandtheAdministrative
Boardnormayamakeupexaminationbegivenatanytimeorplaceotherthanthat
specifiedbytheRegistrar.Astudentgrantedamakeupexamisnottherebygrantedan
extensionoftimetocompleteotherwrittenworkforthecourse.Suchanextensionisgranted
onlybyspecialvoteoftheAdministrativeBoard(seeExtensionofTimeforWrittenor
LaboratoryWork).

PetitionsformakeupexamsaredueintheofficeoftheAllstonBurrAssistantDeanor
FreshmanDeansOfficeassoonaspossibleandnolaterthanoneweekaftereach
examination.StudentshavingamedicalexcusewillfilloutthepetitionformatHUHSandtake
theformpersonallyanddirectlytotheAllstonBurrAssistantDeanorResidentDeanof
Freshmen.StudentswishingtobeexcusedforotherreasonsshouldseetheirAssistantor
ResidentDean.

AstudentwhosepetitionforamakeupexaminationhasbeengrantedbytheAdministrative
Boardmusttakethemakeupexaminationatthenextregularlyscheduledmakeupperiod.
Typically,themakeupperiodisthethirdweekofthefollowingterm.Nootheropportunityto
taketheexaminationwillbeallowed.Itisthestudentsresponsibilitytolearnexactlywhen
andwherethemakeupexaminationswillbegiven.

ThebeginningdatesforfallandspringtermMakeupExaminationPeriodsarelistedinthe
AcademicCalendar.TheRegistrarnotifiesstudentsviaemailwhohavebeengranted
permissiontotakeoneormoremakeupexams.Theemailnotificationspecifiesthescheduled
timeandplaceoftheirmakeupexamination(s).Ifstudentsdonotreceiveanemailnotification
aboutamakeupexam,itistheirresponsibilitytoobtainsuchinformationfromtheRegistrarat
leasttwoweeksbeforethebeginningofthemakeupExaminationPeriod.

AstudentwhohasbeengrantedamakeupexambytheAdministrativeBoardbuthasneither
takenitnorcanceleditinwritingtotheRegistrarwithacopytotheAllstonBurrAssistant
DeanorResidentDeanofFreshmenatleastoneweekinadvanceofthebeginningofthe
MakeupExaminationPeriodwillordinarilybeadmonishedbytheAdministrativeBoard.A
studentwhohasmissedafinalexamandnotbeengrantedpermissionforamakeupwillbe
giventhefailinggradeofAbsent(ABS)forthecourseandisthuseligibletobeplacedon
probationorrequiredtowithdraw,dependingonhisorheracademicrecordfortheterm.

Studentsgrantedmakeupexaminationsand/orextensionsoftimebeyondtheendofthe
ExaminationPeriodintwoormorecourseswillnotbeallowedtoregisterforthenextterm
exceptbyspecialpermissionoftheAdministrativeBoard.Astudentgrantedamakeup
examinationisnoteligibletoreceivethedegreeuntilafterfinalgradeshavebeenreportedfor
allofhisorhercourses.

ExaminationsinAbsentia

Inexceptionalcases,studentswhocannotbeinCambridgeatthetimeofafinalormakeup
examinationmayrequestpermissionfromtheAdministrativeBoardtotaketheexaminationin
absentia.ApplicationsareavailablefromtheRegistrar.

PetitionsforinabsentiaexamsfrommembersofHarvardCollegeathleticteamsparticipating
intournamentcompetitionsandstudentswhoareeitheronleaveorstudyingelsewherefor
HarvarddegreecreditmaybeapprovedbytheRegistrar.Otherrequestsrequirepermission
oftheAdministrativeBoard.Beforepetitioningtotakeanexaminationinabsentia,students
shouldconsulttheirAssistantorResidentDean.

Studentsareresponsibleforanyfeesincurredintheadministrationofaninabsentia
examination,includingproctoringfees,postage,andanyextraordinarycostsincurredinthe
deliveryoradministrationthereof(roomrentals,mediarentals,etc.).

ExtensionofTimeforWrittenorLaboratoryWork
Studentswhoencounterunexpecteddifficultiesincompletingtheirworkshouldimmediately
consulttheirAllstonBurrAssistantDeanorResidentDeanofFreshmen.

ExtensionsoftimeuptotheendoftheExaminationPeriodmaybegrantedbytheinstructor.
Ordinarily,thestudentmusthavereceivedtheconsentoftheinstructorbeforethefinal
examination(orbeforethefinalmeetingofacourseinwhichthereisnofinalexamination).
NoinstructormayacceptworkfromastudentinanytermaftertheendoftheExamination
PeriodwithouttheexpressauthorizationoftheAdministrativeBoard.

AnextensionoftimebeyondtheendoftheExaminationPeriodcanbegrantedonlybyvote
oftheAdministrativeBoardandonlyinexceptionalcircumstances.Astudentwho,formedical
reasons,failsduringanytermtocompletetherequiredworkinacourse,including
laboratories,problemsets,orpapers,maypetitiontheAdministrativeBoardthroughthe
AllstonBurrAssistantDeanorResidentDeanofFreshmenforanextensionoftime
commensuratewiththetimemissedtomakeupthework.

StudentsgrantedextensionsoftimebeyondtheendoftheExaminationPeriodand/or
makeupexaminationsintwoormorecourseswillnotbeallowedtoregisterforthenextterm
exceptbyspecialpermissionoftheAdministrativeBoard.Astudentgrantedanextensionof
timeisnoteligibletoreceivethedegreeuntilafterfinalgradeshavebeenreportedforallof
hisorhercourses.

ThenotationIncomplete(INC),usedinthegradingofgraduatestudents,cannotunderany
circumstancesbegiventoundergraduates.InthosecaseswheretheAdministrativeBoard
hasinadvancevotedapprovalofanextensionoftime,thetemporarynotationEXTwillbe
madeforthedurationoftheextensionvotedbytheAdministrativeBoard.EXTisonlya
temporarynotationafinalgrademustbegivenupontheexpirationoftheextensionas
approvedbytheAdministrativeBoardorifadditionaltimeisnotgrantedbytheAdministrative
Board.

LeavesofAbsence
VoluntaryLeavesofAbsence(GrantedbyPetition)

UseofCollegeServicesandFacilities
CourseWorkDoneOutofResidence
ReturningtoCollege

InvoluntaryLeavesofAbsence

VoluntaryLeavesofAbsence(GrantedbyPetition)

Studentswhowishtointerrupttheirstudiesatanytimebeforegraduationmustpetitionthe
AdministrativeBoardforaleaveofabsence.TopetitiontheBoard,thestudentandhisorher
AllstonBurrAssistantDeanorResidentDeanofFreshmenworktogethertodeterminewhat
pertinentinformationtopresenttotheBoardwiththepetition,andthentheAssistantDeanor
ResidentDeanbringsthepetitiontotheBoardonthestudentsbehalf.

Studentswhosepreviousacademicanddisciplinaryrecordissatisfactoryandwhohave
petitionedbytheseventhMondayofthetermwillnormallybegrantedaleaveofabsence.
StudentswhopetitionaftertheseventhMondayofthetermwillnormallybegrantedaleave
ofabsencelateintheterm.Studentswhoarenotingoodstandingmaybegrantedaleave
ofabsenceonprobation.Studentswhopetitionforaleaveofabsenceafterthetenth
Mondayofthetermordinarilywillnotbeallowedtoregisterinthenextacademicterm.No
petitionsforaleaveofabsenceforanytermwillordinarilybeconsideredafterthefirstdayof
ReadingPeriodforthatterm.

Astudentwhoisgrantedaleaveofabsenceduringtheacademicyearischargedtuition,
roomrent,theStudentServicesFee,andboardtotheendoftheperiodinwhichheorshe
leaves,asindicatedonthechartStudentsFinancialObligationsintheEventofaLeaveof
AbsenceorRequirementtoWithdrawandinHousingPoliciesandDeadlines.

StudentswhohavesignedaroomcontracttoliveinCollegehousingandsubsequently
decidetotakealeaveofabsencemustnotifytheOfficeofStudentLife,UniversityHall,
GroundFloor,inwritingoftheirintentionnottotakeupresidence.Thepurposeofthispolicy
istoenableHousestomakeunoccupiedroomsavailabletootherstudentsasearlyas
possible(fordeadlines,seeHousingPoliciesandDeadlines).

Allundergraduatesgoingonleavebeforetheendofatermmustsubmittheproper
paperworktotheirHouseOfficeortheFreshmanDeansOffice.Cancellationofboard
chargesiscontingentuponthesubmissionoftheformfailuretodosowillresultina
continuedassessmentofboardchargesuntiltheendoftheterminwhichtheleaveoccurs.A
studentgrantedaleaveisexpectedtovacateUniversitypropertyassoonaspossibleandno
laterthanfivebusinessdaysafterthedateoftheAdministrativeBoardvotegrantingthe
leave.TheroomkeymustalsobeturnedintotheHouseOfficeorbuildingmanagersoffice.
StudentswhoareonleavemaynotstoreanybelongingsattheUniversity.

StudentsleavingaftercompletionofthefalltermshouldconsultthesectionYearLong
CoursesDivisibleandIndivisibleandtheirAllstonBurrAssistantDeanorResidentDeanof
Freshmenconcerningdividingorwithdrawingfromanyyearlongcoursesinwhichtheywere
enrolled.

Studentsshouldupdatetheiraddressesatmy.harvard.edu.Studentswhohavecompetedon
anintercollegiateteamorintendtocompeteononeforthefirsttimeupontheirreturnshould
arrangeforan"exitinterview"withtheAssociateDirectorofAthleticsinchargeofeligibility
beforeleavingCambridge.

StudentsreceivingscholarshiporotherfinancialaidshouldconsulttheGriffinFinancialAid
Officeconcerningthefinancialimplicationsofgoingonleave.PriortoleavingCambridge
thosewhohaveborrowedmoneyorreceivedfinancialaidfromHarvardmustalsohavean
exitinterviewattheGriffinFinancialAidOffice,86BrattleStreet.Studentswhoreceive
veteranseducationalbenefitsshouldreporttoSmithCampusCenter953.Foreignstudents
shouldconsulttheInternationalOfficeconcerningtheirstatus.

Studentsgoingonleaveareremindedthatalldegreecandidates,whethercurrently
registeredornot,areexpectedtomaintainasatisfactorystandardofconduct.

UseofCollegeServicesandFacilities

StudentsareencouragedtoconsulttheOfficeofCareerServices,whichmaybeableto
assisttheminmakingplansfortheirtimeawayfromtheCollege.Studentswhohavebeen
grantedaleaveofabsencemayatanytimeconsulttheirAllstonBurrAssistantDeanor
ResidentDeanofFreshmen.

Studentsingoodstandingwhoareonavoluntaryleaveofabsencemaybepermittedto
applyforHarvardfunding,includingbutnotlimitedtosummergrants,providedthattheyhave
obtainedtheAdministrativeBoard'spriorapproval.Inmakingthisdetermination,the
AdministrativeBoardwillconsidertherelevantcircumstances,including,forexample,the
circumstancesthatledtothestudent'sleaveofabsence.

Thedatethestudentgoesonleavewillaffectthestudent'shealthinsurancethroughHarvard.
Fordetails,reviewtheLeaveofAbsencepolicyontheHUHSPwebsite,orcontactthe
StudentHealthInsuranceOffice,MemberServices,at6174952008or
mservices@huhs.harvard.edu.

Librariesandotherfacilitiesmaynormallybeusedonlybystudentswhoarecurrently
registered.Studentsonleaveorrequiredtowithdrawmaynotparticipateinextracurricular
activities.Exceptionstothisrulemustbespecificallyapprovedinadvancebythe
AdministrativeBoard.

CourseWorkDoneOutofResidence

Studentsingoodstanding(seeActionsoftheAdministrativeBoard)whoaregrantedaleave
ofabsenceandwhowishtoenrollincoursesgivenbyanotherinstitutionforHarvarddegree
creditshouldconsultProceduresforEarningDegreeCreditforStudyAbroad.Tobegranted
degreecreditforcourseworkdoneoutofresidence,astudentmustapplytotheOfficeof
InternationalEducationbeforestudybegins.Anystudentwhohasreceivedabachelors
degreefromanotherinstitutionisnoteligibletoenrollorreenrollinHarvardCollegeasan
undergraduate.

ReturningtoCollege

Astudentingoodstandingwhohasbeengrantedaleaveofabsencemayordinarilyreturnfor
anytermheorshewishesbynotifyingtheAllstonBurrAssistantDean(orResidentDeanof
Freshmen,forstudentswhoweregrantedaleaveduringtheirfirstterm)twelveweeksin
advanceofthatterm.Ordinarily,freshmentakingaleaveofabsenceatanypointduringtheir
firsttermwillnotbeallowedtoregisterbeforethefalltermofthenextacademicyear.

Astudentwhohasbeengrantedaleaveofabsencelateinthetermoraleaveofabsence
onprobationmustpetitiontheAdministrativeBoardforpermissiontoregisterandmust
providetheBoardwithevidencethatheorsheisreadytoresumecollegestudies.Such
evidencemustincludeawrittenstatementdescribinghowthestudentstimeawayhasbeen
spentandoftenincludesasubstantialperiodofregularemploymentatanonacademicjob
andasuitableletterofrecommendationfromtheemployeroremploymentsupervisor.A
studentwhohasbeengrantedaleaveofabsenceformedicalreasonsmayberequiredto
consultwithamemberofHarvardUniversityHealthServicesandtoallowaclinical
assessmenttobesharedwiththeAdministrativeBoardaspartofhisorherpetitiontobe
allowedtoregister.TheAdministrativeBoardordinarilywillnotapprovethereturnofastudent
forthefalltermwhoseexperienceintheHarvardSummerSchoolintheprevioussummerhas
beenunsuccessfulorunsatisfactory.

AllstudentsintendingtoreturntotheCollegemustobtainaReturningStudentHousing
ApplicationfromtheOfficeofStudentLife,UniversityHall,GroundFloor.Theseapplications
areduequiteearlyintheprecedingterminordertopermittheCollegetoprovidehousingfor
asmanystudentsaspossible(seeHousingPoliciesandDeadlinesandtheAcademic
Calendarforapplicationdeadlinesandotherinformation).

StudentswhodonotfiletheReturningStudentHousingApplicationbytheappropriate
deadlinewillbehousedonaspaceavailablebasisonly.Studentsdeniedhousingonthis
basiscanreestablisheligibilityforguaranteedhousingbylivingoffcampusfortwoterms
whileenrolledandbyfilingaReturningStudentHousingApplicationbeforetheappropriate
deadline.Studentswhoseleaveshaveextendedbeyondtwoyearsarenotguaranteedon
campushousingupontheirreturntotheCollegebutwillbehousedonaspaceavailable
basis(seeThoseWhoWillOrdinarilyBeHousedandThoseWhoWillbeHousedOna
SpaceAvailableBasisOnly).

AstudentwhohasfiledaReturningStudentHousingApplicationforonetermbut
subsequentlydecidestoreturnforthefollowingterminsteadmustsubmitanewapplication
forthatfollowingtermorrequestoftheOfficeofStudentLife,inwriting,thattheinitial
applicationbereactivated.

StudentsreturningfromaleavewhowishtoapplyforfinancialaidmustnotifytheCollege
GriffinFinancialAidOfficeat6174951581andfilethenecessaryapplicationforms(see:the
GriffinFinancialAidOfficewebsite)bymidAprilforthefollowingfallterm,andbyOctober1
forthefollowingspringterm.Lateapplicantscannotbeassuredthattheiraidwillbeavailable
intimeforregistrationpaymentdeadlines.

StudentswhohavebeengrantedaleaveandwhohaveborrowedmoneythroughHarvard
mustsubmitanannualloandefermentformtotheStudentLoanOfficeupontheirreturnto
Harvard.DefermentformsmaybeobtainedthrougheithertheStudentLoanOfficeorthe
GriffinFinancialAidOfficeandmustbecompletedandcertifiedbytheRegistrarimmediately
followingRegistration.Failuretofileadefermentformuponreturnwillcausepaymentstobe
dueonloansandcouldaffectfutureborrowingeligibility.

AstudentwillnotbeallowedtoregisterintheUniversityagainuntilallprevioustermbilland
telephonechargeshavebeenpaidandnoloanisindefault.

StudentswhohavebeenawayfromtheCollegeforfiveormoreyearsmustpetitionthe
AdministrativeBoardforpermissiontoregister.ThoseplanningtoreturntotheCollegeaftera
periodoffiveormoreyearswillordinarilynotbeeligibleforscholarshipaidfrominstitutional
sources.Petitionsforreadmissionafteranintervaloffiveormoreyearsmustinclude
evidenceoffinancialresourcesnecessarytomeetallCollegeexpenses.

InvoluntaryLeavesofAbsence

TheDeanofHarvardCollegemayplaceastudentoninvoluntaryleaveofabsenceforthe
followingreasons:

1.Medicalcircumstances:(a)Thestudentposesadirectthreattothehealthorsafetyof
thestudentorothersorhasseriouslydisruptedothersinthestudentsresidential
communityoracademicenvironmentand(b)thestudentsbehaviororthreateningstate
isdeterminedtobetheresultofamedicalcondition,orthestudentrefusestocooperate
witheffortsdeemednecessarybyHarvardUniversityHealthServicestoevaluatethe
causeofthestudentsbehaviororthreateningstate.Insomecircumstances,thelevelof
careandaccommodationmayexceedtheresourcesorappropriatestaffingcapabilities
ofaresidentialcollegeormaybebeyondthestandardofcarethatacollegehealth
servicecanbeexpectedtoprovideormonitor,inwhichcasecontinuedenrollmentmay
constituteaseriousdisruptionoftheresidentialcommunityortheacademic
environment,justifyinganinvoluntaryleaveofabsence.
2.Allegedcriminalbehavior:Thestudenthasbeenarrestedonallegationsofserious
criminalbehavior,orhasbeenformallychargedbylawenforcementauthoritieswith
suchbehavior.
3.Risktothecommunity:Thestudenthasallegedlyviolatedadisciplinaryruleofthe
CollegeandtheDeanconcludesthatthestudentposesasignificantrisktothesafetyor
educationalenvironmentofthecommunity.
4.Indebtedness:ThestudentowestheUniversitymoneyfortermbillortelephone
charges.
5.Failuretosubmitproofofimmunizations:Thestudenthasnotprovidedmedical
documentationasproofofrequiredimmunizations.
6.Coursesnotcompleted:Thestudenthasbeengrantedmakeupexaminations,or
extensionsoftimebeyondtheendoftheterm,intwoormorecourses.
7.Unfulfilledrequirements:Thestudenthasfailedtomeetaspecifiedacademic
requirement(expositorywritingorlanguage)onschedule,andhasnotenrolledin
coursesneededtosatisfythoserequirements.
8.Failuretoregister:Thestudenthasnotregisteredasrequiredatthebeginningofeach
term.

Priortoplacingastudentoninvoluntaryleaveofabsence,theDeanofHarvardCollegewill
consultwiththestudentsAllstonBurrAssistantDeanorResidentDeanofFreshmenand,as
appropriate,withotherofficersoftheUniversity(forexample,withtheofficeoftheDirectorof
HarvardUniversityHealthServicesinthecaseofleaveformedicalreasons)orwiththe
AdministrativeBoard.

Thestudentwillbenotifiedinwritingofthedecisiontoplacehimorheroninvoluntaryleave
ofabsence.ThestudentmayasktheDeanortheDeansdelegate,inwritingorinperson,to
reconsiderthedecision.Ifthedecisionremainsunchanged,thestudentmaypetitionthe
AdministrativeBoardthroughthestudentsAllstonBurrAssistantDeanorResidentDeanof
Freshmen.

Placementoninvoluntaryleaveofabsenceisnotdisciplinary,andastudentwhowishesto
takeavoluntaryleaveofabsenceratherthanbeingplacedoninvoluntaryleaveofabsence
willordinarilybeallowedtodoso.Transcriptsandotherexternalreportswillnotdistinguish
betweenvoluntaryandinvoluntaryleaveofabsence.However,anincidentthatgivesriseto
aninvoluntaryleaveofabsencemaysubsequentlyresultindisciplinaryaction.Asisthecase
forvoluntaryleaves,officialCollegelettersofrecommendationwillnoteanyunresolved
disciplinarymatterthatispending(seeAdministrativeBoardActionsandLettersof
Recommendation).

Astudentwhohasbeenplacedoninvoluntaryleaveofabsenceissubjecttothesamerules
regardingfinancialaidandfinancialobligations(room,board,tuition,etc.)thatapplytoan
undergraduategrantedavoluntaryleaveofabsence.Thestudentmaynotparticipatein
studentactivitiesuntilofficiallyallowedtoregister.Anystudentonaleaveofabsencemust
remainawayfromHarvardifsoinstructedbytheDeanortheAdministrativeBoard.

Astudentwhohasbeenplacedoninvoluntaryleaveofabsenceandwhosubsequently
petitionstoreturntotheCollegewillberequiredtodemonstratetotheAdministrativeBoard
thatthecircumstancesthatledtotheplacementonleaveofabsencehavebeensatisfactorily
addressed.Anydisciplinarymattermustberesolvedbeforeastudentonleaveofabsence
willbeallowedtoreturn,andifastudentisrequiredtowithdrawwhileonleaveofabsence,
theconditionsforreturnafterarequirementtowithdraw(seeReadmissionafterRequirement
toWithdraw)willhavetobesatisfiedinorderforthestudenttobereadmitted.Iftheleavewas
formedicalreasons,evidenceforthestudentsreadinesstoreturnwillincludeconsultation
withHarvardUniversityHealthServicessothattheHealthServicesmayadvisetheBoard
whetherthemedicalconditionthatresultedinthebehaviororthreateningstateisunder
controlthroughtreatmentornolongerexists.Evidencemayalsoincludeasubstantialperiod
ofemploymentatanonacademicjobandasuitableletterofrecommendationfromthe
employeroremploymentsupervisor.

ThedecisionwhethertoallowastudenttoreturntotheCollegerestswiththeAdministrative
Board.

EducationRecords
EducationRecords
Access
DirectoryInformation
OtherDisclosuresPermittedunderFERPA
StudentRightsUnderFERPA

TheFamilyEducationalRightsandPrivacyActof1974,asamended(FERPA)isafederal
lawthatgivesstudentscertainrightswithrespecttotheireducationrecords.

EducationRecords

HarvardsFacultyofArts&Sciences(FAS),whichincludesbothHarvardCollegeandthe
GraduateSchoolofArtsandSciences,routinelymaintainsrecordsforitsstudentsthat
describeanddocumenttheirworkandprogress.Theseeducationrecordsgenerallyinclude
recordssuchaspermanentandlocaladdresses,admissionsrecords,enrollmentstatus,
coursegrades,reportsandevaluations,completionofrequirementsandprogresstowardthe
degree,recordsofdisciplinaryactions,lettersofrecommendation,andothercorrespondence
withorconcerningthestudent.

Access

Tobeuseful,studentsrecordsmustbeaccurateandcomplete.Theofficialswhomaintain
themarethoseinchargeofthefunctionsreflectedintherecordsandtheofficeswherethe
recordsarekept.TheseordinarilyincludetheRegistrarofFAS,aswellascertainofficersof
theGraduateSchoolofArtsandSciencesandHarvardCollege,including,forexample,the
DivisionalDeans,theChairsofacademicdepartmentsand/orconcentrationcommittees,the
DirectorofAdmissions,theDeanofFreshmen,theAllstonBurrAssistantDeans,andthe
HeadTutorsorDirectorsofUndergraduateStudies.Allstudentshaveaccesstotheirown
educationrecordsandmaycontributetothemiftheyfeelthereisneedforclarification.
StudentswishingaccesstotheireducationrecordsshouldcontacttheFASRegistrarsOffice.
Ordinarily,studentsareaskedtosubmitawrittenrequestthatidentifiesthespecificrecordor
recordshe/shewishestoinspect.Accesswillbegivenwithin45daysfromthereceiptofthe
request.Whenarecordcontainsinformationaboutmorethanonestudent,thestudent
requestingaccessmayinspectandreviewonlytheportionoftherecordrelatingtohimorher.
Studentsalsoarenotpermittedtoviewlettersandstatementsofrecommendationtowhich
theywaivedtheirrightofaccess,orthatwereplacedintheirfilebeforeJanuary1,1975.

Studentsshoulddirectanyquestionstheyhaveabouttheaccuracyofrecordstotheperson
inchargeoftheofficewheretherecordsarekept.Ifquestionsstillremain,themattermaybe
referredtotheAssociateRegistrarforEnrollmentServicesintheFASRegistrarsOffice.
Shoulditbenecessary,ahearingmaybeheldtoresolvechallengesconcerningtheaccuracy
ofrecordsinthosecaseswhereinformaldiscussionshavenotsatisfactorilysettledthe
questionsraised.

DirectoryInformation

TheFacultyofArts&Sciencesregardsthefollowinginformationasdirectoryinformation,
thatis,informationthat,underFERPA,canbemadeavailabletothegeneralpublic:fullname,
reporteddateofbirth,datesofattendance,concentration,classyear,digitizedimage(please
notethatwhileHarvardclassifiesphotosandimagesasdirectoryinformation,thesearerarely
releasedtopartiesoutsidetheUniversitywithoutthestudent'spermission),localorcampus
residenceaddressandtelephonenumber,universityemailaddress,secondaryschool(for
Collegestudents),undergraduatecollege(forGSASstudents),hometownorcityatthetime
theapplicationforadmissionwasfiledbythestudent,originalclassattimeofmatriculation,
degreecandidatestatus,dateofgraduation(actualorexpected),rateofstudy,degree(s)
receivedwithfieldofconcentrationandlevelofhonorsgranted(ifany),departmentofstudy,
Universityprizes,fellowships,andsimilarhonorsawarded,and,incertaincases,students'
andparents'orguardians'homeaddressesandtelephonenumbers.ForHarvardCollege,
directoryinformationalsoincludes:Houseaffiliation,andheightandweightofmembersof
athleticteams.PleasenotethatHarvardUniversitysdefinitionofdirectoryinformation,
foundat[www.security.harvard.edu/enterprisesecuritypolicy]mayincludeelementsin
additiontothoseusedbyFAS,andthatrequestsfordirectoryinformationreceivedatthe
Universitylevelthusmayresultindisclosureofsuchadditionalelements.

StudentsmaydirectFASnottodisclosetheirdirectoryinformation,usuallyknownasputting
inplaceaFERPABlock.Todoso,astudentmustinformtheFASRegistrar'sOfficein
person,andsignaformrequestingthattheinformationbeblocked.Studentsshouldbeaware
ofthepossibleconsequencesofputtinginplaceaFERPABlock,suchasmissedmailings,
messages,andannouncements,nonverificationofenrollmentordegreestatus,andnon
inclusionintheHarvardCommencementbooklet.Studentswhohavepreviouslychosento
putinplaceaFERPABlockmaydecidetoreversethisdecision,alsobyinformingtheFAS
RegistrarsOfficeinwriting.

OtherDisclosurespermittedunderFERPA

Parentsorlegalguardiansofstudentsareordinarilyinformedofimportantchangesofstatus,
suchasleavesofabsence,probation,andrequirementtowithdraw.Undercertain
extenuatingcircumstances,astudentmayrequestanexceptiontothisrule.

Inadditiontopermittingthedisclosureofdirectoryinformation,assetforthabove,FERPA
permitsdisclosureofeducationalrecordswithoutastudentsknowledgeorconsentunder
certaincircumstances.Forexample,disclosureispermittedtoHarvardofficialswitha
legitimateeducationalinterestintherecords,meaningthatthepersonneedstheinformation
inordertofulfillhisorherprofessionalresponsibilities,includinginstructional,supervisory,
advisory,administrative,academicorresearch,staffsupportorotherduties.Harvard
officialsinclude:facultyadministratorsclericalemployeesprofessionalemployeesHarvard
UniversityHealthServicesstaffmembersHarvardUniversityPoliceDepartmentofficers
agentsoftheUniversity,suchasindependentcontractorsperformingfunctionsonbehalfof
FASortheUniversitymembersofHarvardsgoverningboardsandstudentsservingonan
officialFAS,College,GSASorUniversitycommittee,orassistinganotherHarvardofficialin
performinghisorhertasks.Astudentseducationrecordalsomaybesharedwithparties
outsidetheUniversityundercertainconditions,including,forexample,insituationsinvolving
ahealthandsafetyemergency.Inaddition,theFASRegistrarsOfficewillforwardastudents
educationrecordstootheragenciesorinstitutionsthathaverequestedtherecordsandin
whichthestudentseeksorintendstoenrollorisalreadyenrolledsolongasthedisclosureis
forpurposesrelatedtothestudent'senrollmentortransfer.

IfeitherHarvardCollegeortheGraduateSchoolofArtsandSciencesfindsthatastudenthas
committedadisciplinaryviolationinvolvingacrimeofviolenceoranonforciblesexoffense,
thenFASalsomay,iflegallypermittedandappropriateinthejudgmentofHarvardCollegeor
theGraduateSchoolofArtsandSciences,disclosecertaininformationaboutthedisciplinary
case.Thedisclosuremayincludethestudentsname,theviolationcommitted,andthe
sanctionimposed.

StudentRightsunderFERPA

Assetforthabove,underbothHarvardpolicyandFERPA,studentsandformerstudentsmay
inspectandreviewcertainoftheireducationrecordsthataremaintainedbyHarvard.They
alsohavetherightto:exerciselimitedcontroloverotherpeoplesaccesstotheireducation
recordsseektocorrecttheireducationrecordsiftheybelievethemtobeinaccurate,
misleadingorotherwiseinviolationoftheirFERPArightsfileacomplaintwiththeU.S.
DepartmentofEducationiftheybelieveHarvardhasnotcompliedwiththerequirementsof
FERPAandbefullyinformedoftheirrightsunderFERPA.Complaintsregardingalleged
violationofrightsofstudentsunderFERPAmaybesubmittedinwritingwithin180daystothe
FamilyPolicyComplianceOffice,USDepartmentofEducation,400MarylandAvenue,S.W.,
Washington,DC202025920.
GeneralRegulations
ConductWithintheCommunity

StandardsofConductintheHarvardCommunity

TheAdministrativeBoardofHarvardCollege,TheHarvardCollegeHonorCouncilandthe
StudentFacultyJudicialBoard

ConductWithintheCommunity
AfundamentalgoaloftheCollegeistofosteranenvironmentinwhichitsmembersmaylive
andworkproductivelytogether,makinguseoftherichresourcesoftheUniversity,in
individualandcollectivepursuitofacademicexcellence,extracurricularaccomplishment,and
personalchallenge.InthewordsoftheResolutiononRightsandResponsibilitiesadoptedby
theFacultyofArtsandSciencesonApril14,1970,Byacceptingmembershipinthe
University,anindividualjoinsacommunityideallycharacterizedbyfreeexpression,free
inquiry,intellectualhonesty,respectforthedignityofothers,andopennesstoconstructive
change.

Forthisgoaltobeachieved,thecommunitymustbeatolerantandsupportiveone,
characterizedbycivilityandconsiderationforothers.Thereforethestandardsand
expectationsofthiscommunityarehigh,asmuchsointhequalityofinterpersonal
relationshipsastheyareinacademicperformance.

Discrimination
Discriminationbasedonrace,color,sex,genderidentity,sexualorientation,religion,creed,
nationalorigin,age,ancestry,veteranstatus,disability,militaryservice,oranyotherlegally
protectedbasisiscontrarytotheprinciplesandpoliciesofHarvardUniversity.

ComplaintsofDiscrimination

DiscriminationontheBasisofSex,SexualOrientation,andGenderIdentity

TheUniversityandtheCollegehavedevelopedpoliciesandproceduresforcomplaintsof
discriminationbasedonsex,sexualorientation,orgenderidentity.Genderbasedandsexual
harassment,includingsexualviolence,areformsofsexdiscrimination.TheCollegepolicies
andproceduresconcerningcomplaintsofdiscriminationbasedonsex,sexualorientation,or
genderidentityaredescribedintheHandbooksectiononHarassment.

DiscriminationonOtherBases

TheCollegehasalsodevelopedproceduresforrespondingtoincidentsofallotherformsof
discrimination.Theseproceduresaredescribedbelow:

Ordinarily,studentsshoulddirecttheirinitialinquiriestotheirAllstonBurrAssistantDeanor
ResidentDeanofFreshmenortotheOfficeoftheDeanofHarvardCollege.Studentscan
alsoreportanincidentofbias,harassmentand/ordiscriminationbyemailing
reportbias@fas.harvard.edu.

Anundergraduatewhofeelsthatheorshehasbeensubjectedtodiscriminationmaywish
firsttoseekaresolutionoftheproblemthroughtheirAssistantDeanorResidentDean.These
officersmayconsultwithothersintheCollegeandtheFacultyofArtsandSciences,
including,forexample,theOfficeoftheDeanofHarvardCollege,ortheDirectorofthe
AccessibleEducationOffice,dependingonthenatureoftheconcern.
Ifthemattercannotberesolvedsatisfactorilybyinformalmethods,moreformalroutesare
available.ThestudentmaylodgeacomplaintwiththeOfficeoftheDeanofHarvardCollege.
Dependingonthecircumstances,andinconsultationwiththestudentmakingthecomplaint,
thatofficermayrequestthattheDeanofHarvardCollegeappointaspecialcommitteeto
resolvetheproblemormayreferittotheappropriateagencyorofficeofHarvardCollegeorof
theFacultyofArtsandSciencesforresolution.Suchagenciesinclude,amongothers,the
AdministrativeBoard,theFacultyCouncil,andtheDeanoftheFaculty.

Ifthemattercannotberesolvedsatisfactorilythroughordinarychannels,eitherthestudentor
theDeanofHarvardCollegemayreferittotheDeanoftheFacultyforfinalresolution.The
DeanoftheFacultyholdsauthorityoveralldepartments,committees,commissions,and
councilswithintheFacultyofArtsandSciences.ThedispositionoftheDeanoftheFaculty
willbefinal.

Harassment
InformationandAdvice

RacialHarassment

SexualandGenderBasedHarassment

Recognizingthatharassment,includingonthebasisofrace,sex,sexualorientation,and
genderidentity,constitutesunacceptablebehavior,theUniversity,theFacultyofArtsand
Sciences,andtheFacultyCouncilhaveissuedanumberofdocumentssettingforththe
positionoftheCollegeonthesematters,aswellastheproceduresthatareavailableto
studentswhobelievethattheyhavebeentheobjectofsuchharassment.

Itisimportanttonoteherethatspeechnotspecificallydirectedagainstindividualsina
harassingwaymaybeprotectedbytraditionalsafeguardsoffreespeech,eventhoughthe
commentsmaycauseconsiderablediscomfortorconcerntoothersinthecommunity.The
Collegestilltakessuchincidentsseriouslyandwilltry,whenappropriate,tomediateandhelp
studentsinvolvedtoresolvethesituationsinaninformalway.Ontheotherhand,anyuseof
electronicmailorthetelephonetodeliverobsceneorharassingmessageswillbetreatedasa
seriousmatterandordinarilywillresultindisciplinaryactionbytheCollege(seealso
ElectronicCommunicationandObsceneorHarassingTelephoneCalls).

InformationandAdvice

TheCollegeencouragesundergraduateswhobelievethattheyhavebeentheobjectof
harassmenttoseekinformationandadviceconcerningapplicableharassmentpolicies,
informalresolutionandformalcomplaints,andcounselingandotherservices.

Incasesofracialharassment,studentsmayalwaysseektheassistanceoftheirAllstonBurr
AssistantDeanorResidentDeanofFreshmen,HouseMaster,orRacialHarassmentHearing
OfficerintheOfficeoftheDeanofHarvardCollege.

Incasesofsexualorgenderbasedharassment,undergraduatestudentsareencouragedto
contacteitheraTitleIXCoordinatorwithinFASoramemberoftheOfficeforSexualand
GenderBasedDisputeResolution(ODR).AlthoughdifferentTitleIXCoordinatorshave
differentareasofparticularexpertise(College,GSAS,DCE,Faculty,Staff),anyTitleIX
CoordinatorcanprovidebasicadviceorcontactotherFASorUniversityofficersfor
assistance,asappropriate.StudentsmayalsoseektheassistanceoftheirAllstonBurr
AssistantDeanorResidentDeanofFreshmen,HouseMaster,HouseorYarddesignated
tutors/proctorsforsexualharassment,theBGLTQtutors/proctors,ortheSexualHarassment
HearingOfficerintheOfficeoftheDeanofHarvardCollege.
AlltheseFASofficerswilltreatinformationtheyhavereceivedwithappropriatesensitivity,but
theymay,incertaincircumstances,needtosharecertaininformationwiththoseatthe
Universityresponsibleforstoppingorpreventingharassment.Personswishingtohave
confidentialconversationsthatwillnotbereportedtoothersmay,asapplicable,contactthe
OfficeofSexualAssaultPreventionandResponse(OSAPR),theBureauofStudyCounsel,
CounselingandMentalHealthServices,orHarvardChaplains.OSAPRalsomaintainsan
onlineguidetotheconfidentialitylevelofvarioussupportresources.

FacultyPolicyStatementonRacialHarassment

FacultyPolicyStatementonRacialHarassment

TheFacultypolicystatementonracialharassmentissetforthbelow:

HarvardCollegeseekstomaintainaninstructionalandworkenvironmentfreefromracial
harassment.TheCollegedefinesracialharassmentasactionsonthepartofanindividual
orgroupthatdemeanorabuseanotherindividualorgroupbecauseofracialorethnic
background.Suchactionsmayinclude,butarenotrestrictedto,usingracialepithets,
makingraciallyderogatoryremarks,andusingracialstereotypes.Anymemberofthe
Collegecommunitywhobelievesthatheorshehasbeenharassedonaccountofraceis
encouragedtobringthemattertotheattentionofhisorherAllstonBurrAssistantDeanor
ResidentDeanofFreshmenorthedesignatedracerelationsadviserintheirHouseor
FreshmanYard.

TheCollegesinvestigationandadjudicationprocessisdesignedtobecarefulandfair.No
personwillbereprimandedordiscriminatedagainstinanywayforinitiatinganinquiryor
complaintingoodfaith.Therightsofanypersonagainstwhomacomplaintislodgedwillbe
protectedduringtheinvestigation.

ProceduresforInformalandFormalResolutionofAllegationsofRacialHarassment

TheCollegesinvestigationandadjudicationprocessesaredesignedtobecarefulandfair.
Nopersonwillbereprimandedorretaliatedagainstinanywayforraisinganallegationof
harassment,forcooperatinginaninvestigationofsuchacomplaint,orforopposing
discriminatorypractices.Therightsofanypersonagainstwhomacomplaintislodgedwill
beprotectedduringaninvestigation.

InformalResolution

Astudentmayconsultanyadviseroradministratorasdescribedaboveinordertoobtain
helpinclarifyingandresolvingasituationofperceivedracialharassment.Throughoutthe
advisingprocess,informationwillbetreatedwithappropriatesensitivityandinmany
circumstanceswillbekeptprivatebytheadviser.

Somereportedincidentsofharassmentinvolvestereotypingorinsensitiveoroffensive
behaviorthatistheresultofmiscommunicationorlackofcommunicationratherthan
maliciousintent.Callingthemattertotheattentionofthepersonorgroupengagedinsuch
behaviorisoftenenoughtobringastoptoit.Apersonseekingresolutionwiththehelpof
anadvisermayasktheadvisertointerveneinordertomaketheoffenderawareofhisor
herbehavior.Thisinterventionmayresultinanapologytotheoffendedperson,changesin
behavior,andclosureoftheincident,thusprovidingthedesiredresolution.Wherean
instructionalrelationshipexistsbetweentheparties,changingthatrelationshipmayalsobe
helpful.Ontheotherhand,iftheoffensivebehaviorcontinues,interventionmaybeonlythe
beginningofalonger,morecomplexprocessofresolutionandremedy.

Throughouttheprocessofinformalresolutiontherewillberegularcommunicationbetween
theadviserandthepersonmakingtheinquiry.Inaddition,theoffendedpersonwillreceive
supportforhandlingtheemotionalorothereffectsoftheincidentorinquiry.TheCollege
stronglyencouragesthosewithquestionsorconcernstobringthemtotheattentionofan
appropriateadviser.

FormalComplaint

Whenaformalcomplaintofracialharassmentismadeagainstastudent,thematteris
referreddirectlytotheAdministrativeBoardofHarvardCollege,theStudentFacultyJudicial
Boardorthedisciplinarybodyofthegraduateorprofessionalschoolasappropriate.When
aformalcomplaintofracialharassmentismadeagainstafacultyorstaffmember,itis
handledaccordingtotheprocessdescribedbelow.

Insuchasituation,thedesignatedRacialHarassmentHearingOfficercanprovideadvice
andassistancetothecomplainant,bothinpresentingthecaseand,whereappropriate,by
referringhimorhertootherhelpfulsourcesofadviceandcounsel.

IndividualswhowishtofileacomplaintshouldcontacttheRacialHarassmentHearing
OfficerintheOfficeoftheDeanofHarvardCollegeortheirResidentDeanofFreshmenor
AllstonBurrAssistantDean.Merelydiscussingacomplaintwithoneoftheofficersdoesnot
commitonetomakingaformalcharge.However,themattermaybepursuedbyoneofthe
officersoftheFacultyifthebehaviorisdeterminedtobeacommunitymatter.

Formalproceduresareinitiatedbyfilingawrittenandsignedcomplaintthatmaybeshown
totheaccusedperson.TheHearingOfficerwillconsultwiththecomplainantandwiththe
personnamedinthecomplaintinordertoascertainthefactsandviewsofbothparties.The
HearingOfficerortheDeanoftheFacultyofArtsandSciencesmayatanypointdismissa
complaintifitisfoundtobewithoutmerit.Ifsuchanactionistaken,thecomplainantand
theaccusedwillbeinformedofthisdecision.If,however,theevidenceappearstosupport
thecomplaint,theHearingOfficerwillconductaninquiryandprepareareportfor
submissiontotheDean,summarizingtherelevantevidence.Adraftofthereportwillbe
showntothecomplainant,totherespondent,andtotheDean,inordertogivethemthe
opportunitytorespondbeforethefinalreportismade.Thefinalreportsummarizingthe
findingswillbesenttothecomplainant,therespondent,andtheDean.Boththe
complainantandtherespondentwillhavetheopportunitytocommentonthereportina
writtenstatementtotheDean.

Uponconsiderationofthefinalreport,theDeanoftheFacultymaytakewhateveractionis
warrantedorasktheinvestigativeofficertodiscussthematterfurtherandtosubmita
supplementaryreport.FinalactionbytheDeancompletestheprocedureintheFacultyof
ArtsandSciences.

SexualandGenderBasedHarassmentPolicyandProceduresfortheFacultyofArts
andSciences

TheFacultyofArtsandSciences(FAS)iscommittedtofosteringanopenandsupportive
communitythatpromoteslearning,teaching,research,anddiscovery.Thiscommitment
includesmaintainingasafeandhealthyeducationalandworkenvironmentinwhichno
memberofthecommunityisexcludedfromparticipationin,deniedthebenefitsof,or
subjectedtodiscriminationinanyUniversityprogramoractivityonthebasisofsex,sexual
orientation,orgenderidentity.Becausesexualandgenderbasedharassmentincluding,
butnotlimitedto,sexualviolenceinterferewithanindividualsabilitytoparticipatefullyin
orbenefitfullyfromUniversityprogramsoractivities,theyconstituteunacceptableformsof
discrimination.

TheUniversityPolicyappliestoallHarvardstudents,faculty,staff,Harvardappointees,and
thirdparties.TheUniversityProceduresgovernallegationsofsexualandgenderbased
harassmentinvolvingHarvardstudents,includingundergraduatestudentsintheCollege.

SexualandGenderBasedHarassmentPolicy

TheFASPolicyadoptstheUniversityPolicyandincorporatestheUniversityProcedures,
includingforpurposesofstudentdiscipline.TheUniversityPolicyisreproducedinits
entiretyhere.PleaseseetheentireSexualandGenderBasedHarassmentPolicyforthe
FacultyofArtsandSciencestoviewadditionalsectionsofthePolicynotreproducedhere
thatrefertoadditionalconductprohibitedbytheFAS.

PolicyStatement

HarvardUniversityiscommittedtomaintainingasafeandhealthyeducationalandwork
environmentinwhichnomemberoftheUniversitycommunityis,onthebasisofsex,sexual
orientation,orgenderidentity,excludedfromparticipationin,deniedthebenefitsof,or
subjectedtodiscriminationinanyUniversityprogramoractivity.Genderbasedandsexual
harassment,includingsexualviolence,areformsofsexdiscriminationinthattheydenyor
limitanindividualsabilitytoparticipateinorbenefitfromUniversityprogramsoractivities.

ThisPolicyisdesignedtoensureasafeandnondiscriminatoryeducationalandwork
environmentandtomeetlegalrequirements,including:TitleIXoftheEducation
Amendmentsof1972,whichprohibitsdiscriminationonthebasisofsexintheUniversitys
programsoractivitiesrelevantsectionsoftheViolenceAgainstWomenReauthorization
ActTitleVIIoftheCivilRightsActof1964,whichprohibitsdiscriminationonthebasisof
sexinemploymentandMassachusettslawsthatprohibitdiscriminationonthebasisofsex,
sexualorientation,andgenderidentity.Itdoesnotprecludeapplicationorenforcementof
otherUniversityorSchoolpolicies.

ItisthepolicyoftheUniversitytoprovideeducational,preventativeandtrainingprograms
regardingsexualorgenderbasedharassmenttoencouragereportingofincidentsto
preventincidentsofsexualandgenderbasedharassmentfromdenyingorlimitingan
individualsabilitytoparticipateinorbenefitfromtheUniversitysprogramstomake
availabletimelyservicesforthosewhohavebeenaffectedbydiscriminationandtoprovide
promptandequitablemethodsofinvestigationandresolutiontostopdiscrimination,remedy
anyharm,andpreventitsrecurrence.ViolationsofthisPolicymayresultintheimpositionof
sanctionsupto,andincluding,termination,dismissal,orexpulsion,asdeterminedbythe
appropriateofficialsattheSchoolorunit.

Retaliationagainstanindividualforraisinganallegationofsexualorgenderbased
harassment,forcooperatinginaninvestigationofsuchacomplaint,orforopposing
discriminatorypracticesisprohibited.Submittingacomplaintthatisnotingoodfaithor
providingfalseormisleadinginformationinanyinvestigationofcomplaintsisalso
prohibited.

NothinginthisPolicyshallbeconstruedtoabridgeacademicfreedomandinquiry,
principlesoffreespeech,ortheUniversityseducationalmission.

Definitions

SexualHarassment

Sexualharassmentisunwelcomeconductofasexualnature,includingunwelcomesexual
advances,requestsforsexualfavors,andotherverbal,nonverbal,graphic,orphysical
conductofasexualnature,when:(1)submissiontoorrejectionofsuchconductismade
eitherexplicitlyorimplicitlyaconditionofanindividualsemploymentoracademicstanding
orisusedasthebasisforemploymentdecisionsorforacademicevaluation,grades,or
advancement(quidproquo)or(2)suchconductissufficientlysevere,persistent,or
pervasivethatitinterfereswithorlimitsapersonsabilitytoparticipateinorbenefitfromthe
Universityseducationorworkprogramsoractivities(hostileenvironment).

Quidproquosexualharassmentcanoccurwhetherapersonresistsandsuffersthe
threatenedharm,orthepersonsubmitsandavoidsthethreatenedharm.Bothsituations
couldconstitutediscriminationonthebasisofsex.

Ahostileenvironmentcanbecreatedbypersistentorpervasiveconductorbyasingle
severeepisode.Themoreseveretheconduct,thelessneedthereistoshowarepetitive
seriesofincidentstoproveahostileenvironment.Sexualviolence,includingrape,sexual
assault,anddomesticanddatingviolence,isaformofsexualharassment.Inaddition,the
followingconductmayviolatethisPolicy:

Observing,photographing,videotaping,ormakingothervisualorauditoryrecordsof
sexualactivityornudity,wherethereisareasonableexpectationofprivacy,without
theknowledgeandconsentofallparties
Sharingvisualorauditoryrecordsofsexualactivityornuditywithouttheknowledge
andconsentofallrecordedpartiesandrecipient(s)
Sexualadvances,whetherornottheyinvolvephysicaltouching
Commentingaboutorinappropriatelytouchinganindividual'sbody
Requestsforsexualfavorsinexchangeforactualorpromisedjobbenefits,suchas
favorablereviews,salaryincreases,promotions,increasedbenefits,orcontinued
employment
Lewdorsexuallysuggestivecomments,jokes,innuendoes,orgestures
Stalking

Otherverbal,nonverbal,graphic,orphysicalconductmaycreateahostileenvironmentif
theconductissufficientlypersistent,pervasive,orseveresoastodenyapersonequal
accesstotheUniversitysprogramsoractivities.Whethertheconductcreatesahostile
environmentmaydependonavarietyoffactors,including:thedegreetowhichtheconduct
affectedoneormorepersonseducationoremploymentthetype,frequency,andduration
oftheconducttherelationshipbetweenthepartiesthenumberofpeopleinvolvedandthe
contextinwhichtheconductoccurred.

UnwelcomeConduct

Conductisunwelcomeifaperson(1)didnotrequestorinviteitand(2)regardedthe
unrequestedoruninvitedconductasundesirableoroffensive.Thatapersonwelcomes
somesexualcontactdoesnotnecessarilymeanthatpersonwelcomesothersexual
contact.Similarly,thatapersonwillinglyparticipatesinconductononeoccasiondoesnot
necessarilymeanthatthesameconductiswelcomeonasubsequentoccasion.

Whetherconductisunwelcomeisdeterminedbasedonthetotalityofthecircumstances,
includingvariousobjectiveandsubjectivefactors.Thefollowingtypesofinformationmaybe
helpfulinmakingthatdetermination:statementsbyanywitnessestotheallegedincident
informationabouttherelativecredibilityofthepartiesandwitnessesthedetailand
consistencyofeachpersonsaccounttheabsenceofcorroboratinginformationwhereit
shouldlogicallyexistinformationthattheRespondenthasbeenfoundtohaveharassed
othersinformationthattheComplainanthasbeenfoundtohavemadefalseallegations
againstothersinformationabouttheComplainantsreactionorbehaviorafterthealleged
incidentandinformationaboutanyactionsthepartiestookimmediatelyfollowingthe
incident,includingreportingthemattertoothers.

Inaddition,whenapersonissoimpairedorincapacitatedastobeincapableofrequesting
orinvitingtheconduct,conductofasexualnatureisdeemedunwelcome,providedthatthe
Respondentkneworreasonablyshouldhaveknownofthepersonsimpairmentor
incapacity.Thepersonmaybeimpairedorincapacitatedasaresultofdrugsoralcoholor
forsomeotherreason,suchassleeporunconsciousness.ARespondentsimpairmentat
thetimeoftheincidentasaresultofdrugsoralcoholdoesnot,however,diminishthe
RespondentsresponsibilityforsexualorgenderbasedharassmentunderthisPolicy.

GenderBasedHarassment

Genderbasedharassmentisverbal,nonverbal,graphic,orphysicalaggression,
intimidation,orhostileconductbasedonsex,sexstereotyping,sexualorientationorgender
identity,butnotinvolvingconductofasexualnature,whensuchconductissufficiently
severe,persistent,orpervasivethatitinterfereswithorlimitsapersonsabilitytoparticipate
inorbenefitfromtheUniversityseducationorworkprogramsoractivities.Forexample,
persistentdisparagementofapersonbasedonaperceivedlackofstereotypicalmasculinity
orfemininityorexclusionfromanactivitybasedonsexualorientationorgenderidentityalso
mayviolatethisPolicy.

Jurisdiction

ThisPolicyappliestosexualorgenderbasedharassmentthatiscommittedbystudents,
faculty,staff,Harvardappointees,orthirdparties,wheneverthemisconductoccurs:

1.OnHarvardpropertyor

2.OffHarvardproperty,if:

a)theconductwasinconnectionwithaUniversityorUniversityrecognizedprogramor
activityor

b)theconductmayhavetheeffectofcreatingahostileenvironmentforamemberofthe
Universitycommunity.

MonitoringandConfidentiality

AvarietyofresourcesareavailableattheUniversityandintheareatoassistthosewho
haveexperiencedgenderbasedorsexualharassment,includingsexualviolence.

IndividualsconsideringmakingadisclosuretoUniversityresourcesshouldmakesurethey
haveinformedexpectationsconcerningprivacyandconfidentiality.TheUniversityis
committedtoprovidingallpossibleassistanceinunderstandingtheseissuesandhelping
individualstomakeaninformeddecision.

Itisimportanttounderstandthat,whiletheUniversitywilltreatinformationithasreceived
withappropriatesensitivity,Universitypersonnelmaynonethelessneedtosharecertain
informationwiththoseattheUniversityresponsibleforstoppingorpreventingsexualor
genderbasedharassment.Forexample,Universityofficers,otherthanthosewhoare
prohibitedfromreportingbecauseofalegalconfidentialityobligationorprohibitionagainst
reporting,mustpromptlynotifytheSchoolorunitTitleIXCoordinatoraboutpossiblesexual
orgenderbasedharassment,regardlessofwhetheracomplaintisfiled.Suchreportingis
necessaryforvariousreasons,includingtoensurethatpersonspossiblysubjectedtosuch
conductreceiveappropriateservicesandinformationthattheUniversitycantrackincidents
andidentifypatternsandthat,whereappropriate,theUniversitycantakestepstoprotect
theHarvardcommunity.ThisreportingbyUniversityofficerswillnotnecessarilyresultina
complaintrather,theSchoolorunitTitleIXCoordinator,inconsultationwiththeTitleIX
Officer,willassesstheinformationanddeterminewhataction,ifany,willbetaken.
InformationwillbedisclosedinthismanneronlytothoseattheUniversitywho,inthe
judgmentoftheTitleIXOfficerorSchoolorunitTitleIXCoordinator,haveaneedtoknow.
Shouldindividualsdesiretodiscussanincidentorotherinformationonlywithpersonswho
aresubjecttoalegalconfidentialityobligationorprohibitionagainstreporting,theyshould
askUniversityofficersforinformationaboutsuchresources,whichareavailablebothatthe
Universityandelsewhere.Universityofficersareavailabletodiscusstheseotherresources
andtoassistindividualsinmakinganinformeddecision.

ViolationsofotherRules

TheUniversityencouragesthereportingofallconcernsregardingsexualorgenderbased
harassment.Sometimesindividualsarehesitanttoreportinstancesofsexualorgender
basedharassmentbecausetheyfeartheymaybechargedwithotherpolicyviolations,such
asunderagealcoholconsumption.BecausetheUniversityhasaparamountinterestin
protectingthewellbeingofitscommunityandremedyingsexualorgenderbased
harassment,otherpolicyviolationswillbeconsidered,ifnecessary,separatelyfrom
allegationsunderthisPolicy.

OtherSexualandGenderBasedMisconductPursuanttotheFASPolicy

TheFacultyofArtsandSciences,includingtheCollege,shareanadditionalcommitmentto
trainingourstudentstobecitizensandcitizenleaderswithinalargercommunitybeyondthe
bordersofourcampus.Forthisreason,itistheexpectationoftheFacultyofArtsand
Sciencesthatallstudents,whetherornottheyareoncampusorarecurrentlyenrolledina
degreeprogram,willbehaveinamatureandresponsiblemanner.Consistentwiththis
principle,sexualandgenderbasedmisconductarenottoleratedbytheFASevenwhen,
becausetheydonothavetheeffectofcreatingahostileenvironmentforamemberofthe
Universitycommunity,theyfalloutsidethejurisdictionoftheUniversityPolicy.Because
sexualandgenderbasedmisconductareindirectoppositiontoourcommunityvalues,
casesinvolvingsuchconductmaybereferredbytheAdministrativeBoardtotheHarvard
UniversityOfficeforSexualandGenderBasedDisputeResolution(ODR)forinvestigation
inaccordancewiththeUniversityProceduresandtheFASPolicyandProcedures.

Toreadmoreaboutothersexualandgenderbasedmisconduct,includingConductin
RelationshipsbetweenIndividualsofDifferentUniversityStatus,pleaseseesectionsIII
andIVoftheSexualandGenderBasedHarassmentPolicyfortheFacultyofArtsand
Sciences.

ProceduresforImplementingthePolicy,IncludingforDiscipline

FASProceduresforImplementingtheSexualandGenderBasedHarassmentPolicy,
IncludingforDiscipline

Introduction

Harvardstudents,faculty,staff,andotherHarvardappointees,orthirdpartieswishingto
reportaviolationofthisPolicy,shouldbeginbycontactingtheHarvardUniversityOfficefor
SexualandGenderBasedDisciplineResolution(ODR)ortherelevantFASTitleIX
Coordinator.IntheeventthatthefirstFASofficercontactedbyanInitiatingPartyisnotthe
appropriateTitleIXCoordinator,itisthatFASofficersresponsibilitytoforwardthematter
eithertoODRortotheappropriateTitleIXCoordinator.

InterimMeasures

AssetforthintheFASProceduresandintheUniversityProcedures,interimmeasures
designedtosupportandprotecttheInitiatingPartyortheUniversitycommunitymaybe
consideredorimplementedatanytime,includingduringarequestforinformationoradvice,
informalresolution,oraformalcomplaintproceeding.ConsistentwithFASpolicy,interim
measuresmightinclude,amongothers:restrictionsoncontactcoursescheduleorwork
schedulealterationchangesinhousingleavesofabsenceorincreasedmonitoringof
certainareasofthecampus.Interimmeasuresaresubjecttoreviewandrevision
throughouttheprocessesdescribedbelow.

RequestsforInformationandAdvice

AnyFASstudentorstafforFacultymemberwhohasaconcern,inquiry,orcomplaint
regardingsexualorgenderbasedharassmentormisconductshouldfeelfreetoseek
informationandadviceconcerningapplicablepolicies,informalresolution,theformal
complaintprocess,andcounselingandotherservices.

Forinformationandadvice,membersoftheFAScommunityareencouragedtocontact
eitherODRoranyTitleIXCoordinatorwithinFAS.

YourCollegeCoordinatorsare:

EmilyMiller

TitleIXCoordinator,HarvardCollege
emilymiller@fas.harvard.edu
6174963336
SmithCampusCenter,Suite470
1350MassachusettsAvenue
Cambridge,MA02138

JeffBerg

AssistantDirector,PostgraduateandNationalFellowshipsOffice,HarvardCollege
TitleIXCoordinator,HarvardCollege
jmberg@fas.harvard.edu
6174955050
77DunsterStreet
Cambridge,MA02138

VisitthiswebsitetofindthefulllistofFASTitleIX
Coordinators:http://www.fas.harvard.edu/sexualgenderbasedharassment
policyresources

PleaseusethefollowinginformationtocontactODR:
OfficeforSexualandGenderBasedDisputeResolution
odr@harvard.edu
6174953786
SmithCampusCenter,Suite935
1350MassachusettsAvenue
Cambridge,MA02138

TitleIXCoordinators

Whotheyare

TitleIXCoordinatorsareindividualsresponsibleforworkingtocoordinatean
institutionscompliancewithTitleIX,afederalcivilrightslawthatprohibits
discriminationonthebasisofsexineducationalinstitutionsthatreceivefederalfunding.
AtHarvard,theCollegehastwoCoordinatorsforstudents(listedabove).These
individualsreceiveongoingtrainingandarecommittedtoaddressingcomplaintsof
sexualdiscriminationinourcommunity.Theyarearesourceavailabletoallstudentsat
HarvardCollege.Ifyouhaveconcernsabouteventsyouwereinvolvedin,anincident
youobserved,oranincidentthatyouweretoldaboutinvolvinganothermemberofthe
community,weencourageyoutohaveaconversationwithaTitleIXCoordinator.
Additionally,ifyouhavequestionsabouttheinvestigativeprocessorgenerallywantto
learnmoreabouttherelevantpoliciesandprocedures,pleasedonothesitateto
contactoneofyourCoordinators.

Whattheycandoforyou

Provideaccurate,consistentinformationabouttheresourcesandoptionsavailable
tostudentsbothoncampusandinthebroadercommunity
Helptoarrangeinterimmeasures,thesupportstohelpcontinuewithstudiesand
participateinallaspectsofcampuslifeatHarvardand,
HelpstudentsaccessODRand/orlearnmoreaboutthecomplaintprocess.

DiscretionandSensitivity

TitleIXCoordinatorsaretrainedtohandlesensitiveinformationwithappropriate
discretion.Althoughnotaconfidentialresource,theyrespectandprotectprivacytothe
greatestextentpossible,sharinginformationonlyonaneedtoknowbasis,for
example,toevaluateinterimmeasuresortoenabletheUniversitytotakeactionto
ensurethesafetyofthecommunity.

ProceduresConcerningAllegedHarassmentbyStudents(PleaseseeSectionVI
oftheFASPolicyformoreinformationontheproceduresbrieflydescribed
below)

InformalResolution

AnindividualwhoisconcernedaboutsexualorgenderbasedharassmentbyanFAS
StudentmaymakearequestforinformalresolutiontoanFASTitleIXCoordinatoror
theTitleIXOfficerwithinODR.

FormalComplaints

AnInitiatingPartymayfileaformalcomplaintagainstaStudent,directlywithODR,
allegingaviolationofthisPolicy.IfanInitiatingPartyfilesaformalcomplaintwithaTitle
IXCoordinator,theTitleIXCoordinatorwillforwardtheformalcomplainttoODR.

TheFASProceduresareintendedtosupplementtheUniversityProceduresand
detailtheFASroleatmomentswhentheUniversityProceduresrefertoactions
takenordecisionsmadebytheSchoolorunit.YoucanfindtheFASprocedures
here.Section(VI)C,setsoutprocedurespertainingtoallegationsofsexualor
genderbasedharassmentcommittedbyastudent,includingastudentatHarvard
College,GSAS,andboththeExtensionSchoolandtheSummerSchoolwithin
DCE.Sections(VI)DandE,setoutprocedurespertainingtoallegationsofsexual
orgenderbasedharassmentcommittedbyFacultyandstaff.

FacultyResolutions
OnApril14,1970,theFacultyofArtsandSciencesapprovedtheResolutiononRightsand
Responsibilities,printedbelowinitsentirety(membersofthecommunityshouldalsobe
awareoftheFacultysFreeSpeechGuidelines,availableatsecfas.fas.harvard.edu).

ResolutiononRightsandResponsibilities

Thecentralfunctionsofanacademiccommunityarelearning,teaching,researchand
scholarship.ByacceptingmembershipintheUniversity,anindividualjoinsacommunity
ideallycharacterizedbyfreeexpression,freeinquiry,intellectualhonesty,respectforthe
dignityofothers,andopennesstoconstructivechange.Therightsandresponsibilities
exercisedwithinthecommunitymustbecompatiblewiththesequalities.

TherightsofmembersoftheUniversityarenotfundamentallydifferentfromthoseofother
membersofsociety.TheUniversity,however,hasaspecialautonomyandreasoneddissent
playsaparticularlyvitalpartinitsexistence.AllmembersoftheUniversityhavetherightto
pressforactiononmattersofconcernbyanyappropriatemeans.TheUniversitymust
affirm,assureandprotecttherightsofitsmemberstoorganizeandjoinpolitical
associations,conveneandconductpublicmeetings,publiclydemonstrateandpicketin
orderlyfashion,advocate,andpublicizeopinionbyprint,sign,andvoice.

TheUniversityplacesspecialemphasis,aswell,uponcertainvalueswhichareessentialto
itsnatureasanacademiccommunity.Amongthesearefreedomofspeechandacademic
freedom,freedomfrompersonalforceandviolence,andfreedomofmovement.
Interferencewithanyofthesefreedomsmustberegardedasaseriousviolationofthe
personalrightsuponwhichthecommunityisbased.

Furthermore,althoughtheadministrativeprocessesandactivitiesoftheUniversitycannot
beendsinthemselves,suchfunctionsarevitaltotheorderlypursuitoftheworkofall
membersoftheUniversity.Therefore,interferencewithmembersoftheUniversityin
performanceoftheirnormaldutiesandactivitiesmustberegardedasunacceptable
obstructionoftheessentialprocessesoftheUniversity.Theftorwillfuldestructionofthe
propertyoftheUniversityorofitsmembersmustalsobeconsideredanunacceptable
violationoftherightsofindividualsorofthecommunityasawhole.

Moreover,itistheresponsibilityofallmembersoftheacademiccommunitytomaintainan
atmosphereinwhichviolationsofrightsareunlikelytooccurandtodevelopprocessesby
whichtheserightsarefullyassured.Inparticular,itistheresponsibilityofofficersof
administrationandinstructiontobealerttotheneedsoftheUniversitycommunitytogive
fullandfairhearingtoreasonedexpressionsofgrievancesandtorespondpromptlyandin
goodfaithtosuchexpressionsandtowidelyexpressedneedsforchange.Inmaking
decisionswhichconcernthecommunityasawholeoranypartofthecommunity,officers
areexpectedtoconsultwiththoseaffectedbythedecisions.Failurestomeetthese
responsibilitiesmaybeprofoundlydamagingtothelifeoftheUniversity.Therefore,the
Universitycommunityhastherighttoestablishorderlyproceduresconsistentwith
imperativesofacademicfreedomtoassessthepoliciesandassuretheresponsibilityof
thosewhosedecisionsaffectthelifeoftheUniversity.

NoviolationoftherightsofmembersoftheUniversity,noranyfailuretomeet
responsibilities,shouldbeinterpretedasjustifyinganyviolationoftherightsofmembersof
theUniversity.Allmembersofthecommunitystudentsandofficersalikeshoulduphold
therightsandresponsibilitiesexpressedinthisResolutioniftheUniversityistobe
characterizedbymutualrespectandtrust.

Interpretation

ItisimplicitinthelanguageoftheStatementonRightsandResponsibilitiesthatintense
personalharassmentofsuchacharacterastoamounttogravedisrespectforthedignityof
othersberegardedasanunacceptableviolationofthepersonalrightsonwhichthe
Universityisbased.

CommissionofInquiry

Anystudent,facultymember,oradministrativeofficerwhohasacomplaintoraninquirymay
addressittotheCommissionofInquiry,c/oSecretaryoftheFacultyofArtsandSciences,
UniversityHall,FirstFloor(6174954780).TheCommissionwillredirectthecomplaintor
querytotheappropriateagencyoftheFacultyofArtsandSciences.Whensuchanagency
doesnotexist,theCommissionitselfwillattempttoaidinresolvingthematter.Occasionally,
theCommissionisinstrumentalinestablishinganewagencyforhandlingrecurrentissues.
AlthoughtheCommissionhasnopowertomakerulings,itcanplayanadvocacyrolein
pressingfortheresolutionofissues.

Ordinarily,theCommissionreportstothecommunityonthematterswhichcomebeforeit,and
indoingso,attemptstokeepthecommunityinformedaboutfactualbackgroundmaterialand
theresolutionofmattersofcommunityconcern.

UniversityOmbudsmanOffice
TheUniversityOmbudsmanOfficeisanindependentresourceforproblemresolutionserving
theacademiccommunity.TheofficeisavailabletoallHarvardfaculty,students,postdocs,
researchpersonnel,andstaff.Theofficesupplementsbutdoesnotreplaceanymechanisms
foraddressinggrievanceswithintheCollegeandotherpartsoftheUniversity.Theofficehas
nopowertoadjudicate,arbitrate,ortomakeformalinvestigations.Theombudsmanis
confidential,neutral,andindependent.Avisitorcandiscussissuesandconcernswiththe
ombudsmanwithoutcommittingtofurtherdisclosureoranyformalresolution.The
ombudsmanmayassistindividualsinfindingsolutionsforproblemsthattheymayhavebeen
unabletoresolveusingexistingchannels.Theombudsmancanhelpanalyzeandassess
avenuesforconflictresolution,includingassistancewithbothwrittenandverbal
communications.Nextstepsarealwaysdeterminedbythevisitor,dependingonthe
circumstancesandcomfortwithpossibleoptions.Providedallpartiesagree,theombudsman
mayfacilitateconversationsthroughshuttlediplomacy,informalmediation,orbepresentina
discussionasaneutralparty.Typicalissuesmayincludeacademicandresearchdisputes,
advisorstudentrelationships,harassment,inappropriatebehavior,unprofessionalconduct,
disabilityorillness,problematicworkclimate,andresourcereferral.

TheUniversityOmbudsmanOfficeofficiallyreportstotheExecutiveVicePresidentwitha
dottedlinetotheProvostbutisindependentofanyUniversityadministrativestructure.Office
operationsareconsistentwiththecodeofethicsandthepracticesofTheInternational
OmbudsmanAssociation.TolearnmoreabouttheOmbudsmanOffice,pleasevisitthe
websitefortheUniversityOmbudsmanOffice.

StandardsofConductintheHarvardCommunity
TherulesandregulationsaffectingundergraduateshavebeenestablishedbytheFacultyof
ArtsandSciences.Studentsareexpectedtobefamiliarwiththoseregulationscoveredinthis
Handbookthatapplytothem.TherulesofHarvardCollegeprovideaframeworkwithinwhich
allstudentsarefreetopursuetheirwork,underthesafestandmostequitableconditionsthe
Collegecancreate.Theserules,then,serveastheguidelinesformingtheprotectionofeach
individualswellbeing.Wheneverviolationsoftherulesoccur,theCollegewilltreatthemas
mattersofseriousconcernbecausetheydisrupttheindividuallivesofstudents,andthe
sharedlifeofthiscommunity.

ItistheexpectationoftheCollegethatallstudents,whetherornottheyareoncampusorare
currentlyenrolledasdegreecandidates,willbehaveinamatureandresponsiblemanner.
Thisexpectationformatureandresponsibleconductalsoencompassesaccountabilityfor
onesownwellbeing,includingresponsibledecisionmakingregardingphysicalandmental
health.Further,theCollegeexpectseverystudenttobefamiliarwiththeregulations
governingmembershipintheHarvardcommunity,setforthinthepagesthatfollow.Because
studentsareexpectedtoshowgoodjudgmentandusecommonsenseatalltimes,notall
kindsofmisconductorbehavioralstandardsarecodifiedhere.TheCollegetakesallthese
diverseprinciplesveryseriouslytogethertheycreateafoundationfortheresponsible,
respectfulsocietythatHarvardseekstofosteramongitsstudents,faculty,andstaff.

CarefulnoteshouldbetakenthattheUniversityisnot,andcannotbeconsideredas,a
protectororsanctuaryfromtheexistinglawsofthecity,state,orfederalgovernment.

PhysicalViolence
HarvardCollegestrivestomaintainasafeandsecureenvironmentforallmembersofthe
communityandthusdoesnottoleratephysicalviolenceusedbyoragainstthemembersof
thecommunity.Studentsareexpectedtoavoidallphysicalconflicts,confrontations,and
altercationsunlesstheirownsafetyorthatofanotherisatextremejeopardy.Failuretodoso
willordinarilyresultindisciplinaryaction,includingbutnotlimitedtorequirementtowithdraw
fromtheCollege(seealsoSexualAssaultandOtherSexualMisconduct).

Honesty
TheCollegeexpectsthatallstudentswillbehonestandforthcomingintheirdealingswiththe
membersofthiscommunity.Further,theCollegeexpectsthatstudentswillanswertruthfully
questionsputtothembyaproperlyidentifiedofficeroftheUniversity.Failuretodoso
ordinarilywillresultindisciplinaryaction,includingbutnotlimitedtorequirementtowithdraw
fromtheCollege.

Allstudentsarerequiredtorespectprivateandpublicownershipinstancesoftheft,
misappropriation,orunauthorizeduseofordamagetopropertyormaterialsnotonesown
willordinarilyresultindisciplinaryaction,includingrequirementtowithdrawfromtheCollege.

SexualMisconduct
FASsSexualandGenderBasedHarassmentPolicythatadoptstheUniversityPolicyand
incorporatestheUniversityProcedures,includingforpurposesofstudentdiscipline,coversall
formsofsexualharassment,includingsexualmisconduct.Asexplainedinthepolicies,sexual
violence,includingrape,sexualassault,anddomesticanddatingviolence,isaformofsexual
harassment.

LegalRecourse

RapeandindecentassaultandbatteryarefeloniesintheCommonwealthofMassachusetts,
andanystudentwhobelievesthatsheorhehassufferedarapeorindecentassaultand
batteryisstronglyencouragedtoreporttheincidenttotheHUPDimmediately(617495
1212).Oncetheincidentisdocumented,thevictimcanthenpursuelegalremediesandmay
alsochoosetoinitiateacomplaint.Formoreinformation,visittheUniversitysTitleIX&
GenderEquitywebsite.

ComplaintswithintheUniversitymaybepursuedwhetherornotacomplainantchoosesto
prosecutethecase.Counselingandconsultationsregardingemotional,legal,and
administrativeconcernsareavailabletothosestudentswhowishtopursueeitherUniversity
orlegalprocesses,orboth.
Resources

Harvardandthelocalcommunityprovidemanyresourcestosupport,advise,andassist
victimsofrapeandsexualassault.Allofthefollowingresourceshavehadtrainingtodeal
effectivelywithsexualassault.InadditiontoHUPDandHUHS,HarvardCollegehas
administrativeofficersandcounselorsavailabletohelp.Someresourcesareasfollows:

UniversityResources:

SexualHarassment/AssaultResponseandEducation

share.harvard.edu

TheSexualHarassment/AssaultResourcesandEducation(SHARE)webportalprovidesa
centrallocationforinformationaboutsupport,safety,medical,andreportingresourcesforthe
Harvardcommunity.ThroughSHARE,Harvardcommunitymemberscanconnectwithtimely
andconfidentialcounseling,contact24/7emergencyservices,findsafetransport,consider
filingacomplaint,andspeakwithtrainedstaffaboutpossibleacademic,housing,workplace,
orotheradjustments.

OfficeofSexualAssaultPrevention&Response(OSAPR)

731SmithCampusCenter
617495910024hours

HUHSBehavioralHealthServices

HUHSMedicalAfterHoursService
SmithCampusCenter6174955711nightsandweekends

HUHSCounselingandMentalHealthServices
SmithCampusCenter
6174952042

BureauofStudyCounsel
5LindenStreet
6174952581

RESPONSE (peercounselingforsexualassault)
LowellHouseBasementE013 61749596008pm7am

HarvardChaplains

HarvardUniversityPoliceDepartment(HUPD)
SensitiveCrimesUnit
61749517968am4pm
Afterthesehours,HUPD,6174951212

HarvardCollegeTitleIXCoordinators

EmilyMiller,TitleIXCoordinator,HarvardCollege
Contact:emilymiller@fas.harvard.edu,6174963336,SmithCampusCenter,Suite470

JeffBerg,AssistantDirector,PostgraduateandNationalFellowshipsOffice,HarvardCollege
TitleIXCoordinator,HarvardCollege
Contact:jmberg@fas.harvard.edu,6174955050,77DunsterStreet,Cambridge,MA02138

UniversityTitleIXOfficer:MiaKarvonides

CommunityResources:

BethIsraelHospitalEmergencyRoom(WestCampus)(formedicalevidencecollectionwithin
5daysofasexualassault)
ClinicalCenter,PilgrimRoad,Boston
6177542400

BethIsraelDeaconessMedicalCenterRapeInterventionProgram
6176678141

BostonAreaRapeCrisisCenterHotline
99BishopAllenDrive(CentralSquare)Cambridge
617492RAPEor6174927273

CambridgeHospitalVictimsofViolenceProgram
CentralStreetHealthClinic,Somerville
6175916360

OutsideAgencies:

U.S.DepartmentofEducation,OfficeforCivilRights(OCR)

U.S.EqualEmploymentOpportunityCommission(EEOC)

MassachusettsCommissionAgainstDiscrimination(MCAD)

IfastudentdoesnotwishtousetheseHarvardorCommunityresources,HUPDandthe
Collegeencourageanystudentwhohasbeensexuallyassaultedtoidentifyatrustedfriend,
familymember,counselor,orothersourceofsupporttohelpdealwiththeemotionaltrauma
heorshemayexperience,andknowthatatanytime,thereareadditionalresources
available.

Ideally,agoodsourceofsupportwillallowasurvivorofsexualassaultorrapetomake
decisionsandtakecontroloverthechoicestheymakeaftertheassault.Foradditional
informationaboutUniversitysupportandresourcesforsexualviolence,visittheHarvard
UniversityPoliceDepartmentwebpageonRapeandIndecentAssaultandBattery.

DrugsandAlcohol
HealthConcerns

ReferralsforConsultation/TreatmentRegardingAlcoholand/orOtherDrugAbuse

GroundsforReferral

ReferralLetter

InitialAODSConsultation

MonitoringStudentCompliance

ResponsibleSocialEvents

SummaryofCity,State,andFederalLawsandRegulations

PrivatePartiesintheHouses

SocialEventsonCampus

StudentOrganizationLeaders
DisciplinaryAction

AmnestyPolicy

UsualResponses

StudentGroups

Harvardexpectsitsstudentsandemployeestomaintainanenvironmentthatissafeand
healthy.Theunlawfulpossession,use,ordistributionofillicitdrugsandalcoholbystudents
andemployeesonHarvardpropertyorasapartofanyHarvardactivityareviolationsof
Universityrulesaswellasthelaw.Possession,use,ordistributionofcertainnonprescription
drugs,includingmarijuana,amphetamines,heroin,cocaine,andnonprescriptionsynthetics
procurementordistributionofalcoholbyanyoneunder21yearsofageandprovisionof
alcoholtoanyoneunder21yearsofageareviolationsofthelawandofHarvardpolicy.

Collegepoliciesandproceduresalsoreflectadditionalexpectationsforstudentconduct
basedontheCollege'sconcernsabouthighriskdrinkingbehaviors,suchasbingedrinking
andtherapidorcompetitiveconsumptionofalcohol,andtheirmanyadverseconsequences
forstudents'healthandlives.Allstudentsareexpectedtocomplywiththelawsofthe
CommonwealthofMassachusettsandwithallCollegerulesgoverningpossessingorserving
alcohol.MoreinformationisavailableatyourHousewebsiteorthewebsitefortheOfficeof
StudentLife.TheUniversityholdsitsstudentsandemployeesresponsibleforthe
consequencesoftheirdecisionstouseordistributeillicitdrugsortoserveorconsume
alcohol.Additionally,themisuseofprescriptiondrugs(sharing,buying,orusinginamanner
differentthanprescribed)isaviolationofUniversitypolicy.

HealthConcerns

Theuseofillicitdrugsandthemisuseofalcoholorprescriptiondrugsarepotentiallyharmful
tohealth.Inparticular,syntheticallyproduceddrugsoftenhaveunpredictableemotionaland
physicalsideeffectsthatconstituteanextremehealthhazard.Studentsshouldalsoweighthe
seriousnessofpotentiallossoffunctionthatmaycomefromingestingillicitdrugsortoomuch
alcohol.Becauseoftheconsiderablehazardsinvolvedindrugandalcoholuse,
administrative,medical,andpsychiatrichelpforstudentshavingalcoholorotherdrug
problemsareavailableonaconfidentialbasisfromtheOfficeofAlcohol&OtherDrug
Services(AODS)andotherdepartmentswithinHarvardUniversityHealthServices(HUHS),
aswellfromAllstonBurrAssistantDeansorResidentDeansofFreshmenandotherofficers
oftheUniversity.AnymemberoftheUniversitymaymakeuseoftheHealthServicesonan
emergencybasis,dayandnight.

ReferralsforConsultation/TreatmentRegardingAlcoholand/orOtherDrugAbuse

ThefollowingproceduresoutlinetheprocessforobtainingconsultationforaHarvardCollege
studentwhoseknownorsuspectedalcoholordruguseisaffectinghisorherabilityto
functioneffectivelyasastudentand/orasamemberoftheHarvardcommunity.Referrals
maybemadebyaResidentDeanofFreshmenorAllstonBurrAssistantDeanbasedon
incidentsthatcometotheirattentionorasaresultofAdministrativeBoardaction.
ConsultationswithAODSarenotintendedtotaketheplaceofroutineadvisingconversations
betweenAllstonBurrAssistantDeansorResidentDeansofFreshmenandstudents.Rather,
theyprovideanopportunityforstructuredintervention,particularlyforthosestudentswho
maynotviewtheirsubstanceuseorrelatednegativeconsequencesasproblematic.The
proceduresandresourcesoutlinedbelowarefocuseduponthehealthandsafetyofthe
student.Theyarenotasubstitutefordisciplinaryaction.

GroundsforReferral
AnyofthefollowingconditionsmayleadanAllstonBurrAssistantDeanorResidentDeanof
FreshmenortheAdministrativeBoardtoreferastudentforaconsultationwithAODSabout
hisorherknownorsuspectedalcoholordruguse:

amedicalcomplicationresultingfromalcoholordruguse(e.g.,aspiration,traumatic
accident,alcoholpoisoning,seizure,blackout,overdose,infectionfromintravenous
use)
repeatedincidentsrelatedtoalcoholordrugusethatrequiremedicalintervention
aseriousbehavioralordisciplinaryproblemrelatedtoalcoholordruguse
disruptionintheresidentialcommunityoracademicenvironmentrelatedtoalcoholor
druguse
academicdifficultiesorotherproblemsinfunctioningrelatedtomisuseofalcoholor
drugsor
repeatedminorinfractionofrulesregardingalcoholordruguse.

ReferralLetter

TheAllstonBurrAssistantDeanorResidentDeanofFreshmenmakesthereferralforan
initialconsultationinwritingtothestudentwithacopytotheDirectorofAODSandacopyfor
thestudentsfile.Thereferralletterframesthereferralasaconsultationregardingthe
studentsalcoholordruguse,ratherthanastreatmentorcounseling.Thereferralletter
clearlycommunicatesthatthestudentisexpectedtoscheduleanappointmentwithanAODS
staffmemberandcompletethedesignatedprogramwithinaspecifiedtimeofreceivingthe
letter(ordinarily,nomorethanthreeweeks)andistocomplywithalloftheprovider's
recommendations.Itisalsomadeclearinthereferralletterthat,shouldthestudentchooseto
declinethereferral,theAllstonBurrAssistantDeanorResidentDeanofFreshmenand
seniorofficersoftheHouseandtheCollegewillassess,onthebasisofavailableinformation,
whetheritisappropriateforthestudenttocontinueinresidenceandremainenrolledinthe
College.Formoreinformationonthistopic,seetheHandbooksectiononLifeintheHarvard
Community,underthesubheadingConsultationsandInterventionsforBehavioral
DisturbancesDuetoAlcoholorDrugAbuseandPsychologicalDisturbances.

InitialAODSConsultation

TheAODSstaffmemberwillmeetwiththestudentindividuallyforBASICSoranIndividual
Consultationtodiscussthestudentssubstanceuse/abusehistoryandcircumstances
surroundingthereferral,andmaythendirectthestudenttooneormoreinterventions.
Interventionsinclude,butarenotlimitedto,alcoholeducation(BriefAlcoholScreening&
InterventionforCollegeStudents[BASICS]),furtherassessment,ongoingcounseling,and/or
substanceabusegroups,offeredthroughCounseling&MentalHealthServices.Thenatureof
theinitialAODSconsultationmayvary,dependinguponthenatureofthesubstanceuse
patternandthecircumstancessurroundingthereferral.Theconsultationisintendedto
determinethebestcourseofactioninaddressingthesubstanceuseissueonanindividual
basis.Ordinarily,studentswhoareadmittedtoHUHSforintoxicationarereferredfor
individualconsultationsstudentstreatedatahospitalforintoxicationarereferredtoBASICS
andcasesinvolvingmarijuanaarereferredtotheeCHECKUPTOGO(Marijuana)program.
ItshouldalsobenotedthatsupportisavailablefromHUHSwithorwithoutareferral
studentscanalsoaccessAODSservicesontheirown.

MonitoringStudentCompliance

Attheinitialconsultationmeeting,theAODSstaffmemberwillseekpermissionfromthe
studenttocontacttheappropriateCollegeofficer(typically,thestudentsAllstonBurr
AssistantDeanorResidentDeanofFreshmen)regardingthestudentsattendanceand
participationintheinitialconsultationandwhatfurtheraction,ifany,isrecommended.The
sameprocessisinvokedforotherinterventionssuchasBASICS,eCHECKUPTOGO
(Marijuana),andcertaingroupsstudentattendanceandrecommendationsforfurther
treatment/interventionarecommunicatedtotheAllstonBurrAssistantDeanorResidentDean
ofFreshmen.Authorizedreleaseformsareusedasnecessary.

ItistheresponsibilityoftheAllstonBurrAssistantDeanorResidentDeanofFreshmen,in
consultationwiththeDirectorofAODSandotherseniorCollegeofficials,tofollowupwiththe
studentuponnotificationofastudentsfailuretocomplywiththerecommendedassessment,
intervention,ortreatment.

ResponsibleSocialEvents

HarvardCollegeiscommittedtosupportingaresidentialandeducationalcommunitythatis
culturally,intellectually,andsociallyenrichingforourstudents.Ahealthyandsatisfyingsocial
lifeisanimportantaspectoftheundergraduateexperienceandplaysavitalrolein
developingthebondsoffriendship,collegiality,andcommunity.Whilealcoholmayhavea
placeinsocialactivities,itsroleisancillarytothemissionandpurposeofourresidentialand
educationalcommunity.

TheCollegeencouragesstudentstosocializeandinteractwitheachotherinsafeandhealthy
ways.Wefavoramultifacetedapproachtoalcoholeducation,policy,andpracticethat
prioritizesstudenthealthandsafetyandpromotesstudentwelfare.Weencourage
responsiblesocialbehaviorinavarietyofways,includingthroughpeereducationprograms
suchasDrug&AlcoholPeerAdvisers(DAPA)andConsentAdvocates&Relationship
Educators(CARE).WeimplementedtheAmnestyPolicytohelpensurethatstudentsseek
medicalcarefortheirpeers.Eachyear,wededicatesignificantresourcestosupportawide
rangeofalcoholfreeprogrammingalternativesattheHouse,Yard,andcampuswidelevels.

Atthesametime,weexpectstudentstomakeresponsiblechoices,particularlyiftheydecide
tousealcohol.Collegestudentsareadults,andtheCollegeexpectsthemtoexercisetheir
rightsandresponsibilitiesinaccordancewiththelawandHarvardpolicy.TheUniversityisnot
asanctuaryfromtheexistinglawsofthecity,state,orfederalgovernment.Studentsmust
recognizetheconsequencesoftheirpersonaldecisionsaswellastheimpactthosedecisions
canhaveonthemselves,others,andthewiderCollegecommunity.Theyareaccountablefor
theiractionsandareexpectedtoupholdthestandardsofdecencyandrespectthatgovern
ourcommunityofteachersandlearners.

SummaryofCity,State,andFederalLawsandRegulations

1.Thesale,delivery,orfurnishingofalcoholtopersonsundertheageof21isprohibited.

2.Thepossessionortransportationofalcoholicbeveragesbyindividualsundertheageof21
isprohibited.

3.Socialhostsmaybeheldliableforinjuriescausedbyguestswhoconsumealcoholatthe
hostspremisesandthenharmthemselvesorthirdparties.

4.Willfullymisrepresentingone'sageoraltering,defacing,orotherwisefalsifyingidentification
offeredasproofofage,withtheintentofpurchasingalcoholicbeveragesisprohibited.

5.Thereareheavypenalties,includingimprisonment,forpossessionordistributionofillicit
drugsandforsellingordeliveringalcoholto,orprocuringalcoholfor,anyoneunder21.

6.Theconsumptionofalcoholonpublicpropertyoronpropertyopentothepublicis
prohibited.

Allstudentsareexpectedtocomplywithallapplicablecity,state,andfederallawsand
regulationsaswellaswithallCollegerulesgoverningtheuseandpossessionofalcohol.The
Collegedoesnotpermittransportationorconsumptionofalcoholicbeveragesinopen
containersinpublicareasoncampus.
PoliciesandProceduresGoverningPrivatePartiesintheHouses

1.Studentswhoare21yearsofageorolderarepermittedtopossess,store,andconsume
alcoholintheirassignedrooms.

2.Studentswhowishtohostprivatepartieswithalcoholmustbeatleast21yearsofage.If
theprivatepartyistobeheldinasuite,thehostsmustberesidentsoftheroominwhichthe
privatepartywillbeheld.

3.AllprivatepartiesmustberegisteredwithandapprovedbytheHouse.Housesmay
determinethedeadlinesandmeansofsubmittingregistrationsprovidedthefollowing
minimumrequirementsaremet:

a.Studenthostsmustmeetwiththeirtutorpriortohostingtheirfirstprivatepartyofthe
academicyear.

b.Studenthostsmustdemonstrateasatisfactoryunderstandingofstrategiestocreatesafe
socialenvironmentsaswellastheirunderstandingoftheapplicablelawsandpolicies
governingalcohol,includingresponsibilitiesforsocialhosts.

c.Studenthostsmustacknowledgeresponsibilityforcompliancewithallapplicablelawsand
policies.

4.Privatepartiesarebypersonalinvitationonly.Whenchoosinghowmanystudentstoinvite,
ahostshouldbemindfulofthenumberofstudentspermittedtobepresentinthesuiteatone
time(seesection11below).Advertisingisprohibited.Useofsocialmediaisonlypermittedin
thecontextofprivateanddirectedinvitations.(e.g.privatemessagesonFacebook,direct
messageonTwitter).

5.Host(s)ofprivatepartiesmustbepresentfortheentireevent,monitortheevent,andmake
surethereisnounderageorunsafedrinking.

6.Amplewater,nonalcoholicbeverages,andfoodmustbeprovidedforthedurationofany
privatepartyoreventatwhichalcoholwillbeavailable.Waterandnonalcoholicbeverages
mustbeasvisibleandaccessibleasthealcoholicbeveragesthatarebeingserved.Adequate
foodalsomustbeprovided.Alcoholmaynotbeservedataneventuntilwater,nonalcoholic
beverages,andfoodarealsoavailablealcoholmaynotbeservedifthewater,nonalcoholic
beverages,orfoodbecomeunavailable.

7.Theamountofalcoholpurchasedmustbescaledforthereasonablyanticipatednumberof
attendeesoflegaldrinkingage.

8.Activitiesthatpromotehighriskdrinking,suchasexcessiveand/orrapidconsumptionof
alcohol,particularlyofacompetitivenature,arenotpermitted.Itisexpectedthathostswill
planpartieswheredrinkingisnotthecentralactivity.

9.TutorsorotherHouseresidentialstaffwillcheckinatleastoncethroughoutthecourseof
eachprivateparty.

10.Ifatutorhasconcernsthataprivatepartyisnotbeingmanagedwell,thenthetutorwill
speakwiththehost(s)abouttheconcerns,requirethatthehost(s)resolvetheconcerns,and
checktheeventagainafterashorttime.Iftheconcernsarenotproperlyaddressed,thenthe
tutorwilltakestepstoshutdowntheevent.

11.Privatepartiesarelimitedtothenumberofstudentsthatcanbesafelyinthesuite,as
determinedbytheHouse.

12.AtthediscretionoftheHouse,wherethearchitectureofstudentsuitesmakesthem
unsuitableforprivateparties,Housecommonspacesmaybeusedbystudentresidentswho
wishtohostprivateparties.Insuchcases,therulesprovidedinthissectionapply.

PoliciesandProceduresGoverningSocialEventsonCampus

1.Forthepurposeofthispolicy,socialeventsoncampusmeananyorganizedfunctions
heldinHousecommonareas(e.g.JuniorCommonRooms,DiningHalls,Grilles)ornon
residentialfacilities(e.g.theStudentOrganizationCenteratHilles,TicknorLounge)where
alcoholisserved.

2.Allsocialeventsoncampusmustberegisteredandapproved.SeeAdditionalPoliciesand
ProceduresRelatedtoSpecificTypesofSocialEventsforspecificregistrationandapproval
requirements.

a.Alcoholisgenerallypermittedonlyatsocialeventsthatarelimitedtomembersofthe
Harvardcommunityandtheirescortedguests.Incertainlimitedcircumstancesalcoholalso
maybepermittedatdayoreveningeventsthatareopentothepublic,butonlywithprior
approvaloftheOfficeofStudentLife.

b.Alcoholisneverpermittedatlatenightsocialeventsthatareopenandadvertisedto
attendeesbeyondtheHarvardcommunity.

3.Amplewater,nonalcoholicbeverages,andfoodmustbeprovidedforthedurationofany
socialeventatwhichalcoholwillbeavailable.Waterandnonalcoholicbeveragesmustbeas
visibleandaccessibleasthealcoholicbeveragesthatarebeingserved.Adequatefoodalso
mustbeprovided.Alcoholmaynotbeservedataneventuntilwater,nonalcoholic
beverages,andfoodarealsoavailablealcoholmaynotbeservedifthewater,nonalcoholic
beverages,orfoodbecomeunavailable.

4.AgeVerification,AlcoholService,andMonitoring

a.Properverificationofageisrequiredatsocialeventsoncampuswherealcoholisserved.

b.AcceptableidentificationforageverificationofHarvardaffiliatesisavalidstateor
governmentIDaccompaniedbyaHarvardUniversityID.Failuretohavebothofthesepieces
ofidentificationwillresultinarequestforadditionalformsofID,andmayresultinthedenial
ofalcoholservice.NonHarvardguestsmustshowatleasttwoformsofID,oneofwhichmust
beavalidstateorgovernmentID.

c.Abestpracticessystemformakingsurethatalcoholisprovidedonlytothosewhoareof
agemustbeestablishedandimplemented.Onesuchsystemistoidentifythosewhoare21
andolderbyanontransferableidentifier(e.g.wristbands).

d.Socialeventattendeeswillnotbeservedmorethanonealcoholicbeverageatatime.

e.Forsocialeventsoncampuswithalcoholthatarehostedbystudentorganizations,
Houses,orCollegeofficesorcenters,aStudentEventServices(SES)Team(comprisedof
TIPSTrainingforInterventionProcedurestrainedbartenders)mustbeengagedtohandle
bothageverificationandtheserviceofalcohol.WiththeapprovaloftheOfficeofStudentLife,
Collegeofficesorcentersmaychooseinsteadtousealicensedandinsuredvendorto
providebartendingservice.

f.InthecaseofsmallHouseeventswhereattendanceislimitedonlytotheresidentsofthe
hostHouse,eitheramemberoftheHouseresidentiallifestafforamemberofanSESTeam
mayhandleageverification.AmemberoftheSESTeam,theHouseresidentiallifestaff,or
thestudentorganizers(providedtheyareoflegaldrinkingage)mayservethealcohol.

g.Throughoutthedurationofallsocialeventsoncampus,thoseinchargeofageverification
andalcoholservicemustcontinuetomonitorandensurethatalcoholisnotprovidedto
studentswhoareunder21andthatstudentswhoareoflegaldrinkingagearenotover
served.Ifanynoncomplianceisnotcorrected,thentheeventwillbeterminated.

h.InthecaseofHouseevents,member(s)oftheHousestaffmustbepresentfortheduration
oftheevent.Ifastaffmemberhasconcernsthattheeventisnotbeingproperlymonitored
(forexample,IDsarenotbeingcheckedtoidentifythosewhoareoverorunder21,alcoholis
beingprovidedtothoseunder21,oralcoholisbeingconsumedbythoseunder21),thestaff
memberwillspeakwiththehost(s)abouttheseconcernsandensurethattheidentifiedissues
arecorrected.

5.QuantityandTypesofAlcohol

a.Theamountofalcoholpurchasedmustbescaledforthereasonablyanticipatednumberof
attendeesoflegaldrinkingage.

b.WiththeapprovalofHouseMasterorauthorizeddesigneeforHouseeventsandCollege
staffforothercampusevents,kegsaregenerallypermittedintheHousesandatCollege
events,althoughtheycontinuetobebannedatathleticfacilitiesandathleticevents.Students
mustcomplywithallHouseorotherprotocolsforregistration,storage,anddisposalofkegs.

c.Onlybeer,wine,andmaltbeveragesmaybeservedatsocialeventsoncampus.These
beveragesmustnothaveanalcoholcontentthatexceeds15percent.

d.BringYourOwnBeer/Booze(BYOB)eventsarenotpermitted.Allalcoholservedatan
eventmustbepurchasedandprovidedbytheeventhost(s).

6.ServingTimes

a.Theserviceofalcoholatsocialeventsoncampusmaynotlastlongerthanfivehours.With
theexceptionofeventsthataretwohoursorless,lastcallmustoccur30minutespriortothe
scheduledconclusionoftheeventandalcoholservicemustend15minutespriortothe
scheduledconclusionoftheevent.

7.Advertising

a.Printedandelectronicpostersforsocialeventsoncampusmaymentionalcohol,provided
theyusethefollowingspecificandapprovedlanguage:

i.Nonalcoholicbeveragesavailable.Beer21+

ii.Nonalcoholicbeveragesavailable.Beerandwine21+

b.OnlytheOfficeofStudentLifemayapprovevariationstothisstandardlanguagefor
campuswideadvertisements,regardlessofwheretheeventistobeheld.AHousemay
approvevariationstothestandardlanguageforeventstobeheldwithintheHouseand
advertisedonlywithintheHouse.Advertisementsmaycontainnootherreferencestoalcohol,
includingwithoutlimitation:priceofalcoholicbeveragestypesofbeers,wines,ormixed
drinksavailableorphotosorlogosofalcoholicbeverages.

8.Licenses

a.Iftherewillbeadirectcharge(suchasacashbar)orindirectcharge(suchasanevent
admissionfee)foralcohol,aonedayalcohollicensefromtheCityofCambridgeisrequired.

b.AnofficeroftheUniversitywillobtainalcohollicensesforCollegesponsoredevents.

c.SocialeventsoncampuslicensedbytheCityofCambridgemustconcludenolaterthan2
a.m.SocialeventsintheHousesnotrequiringalicensemustconcludeatareasonabletime,
asdeterminedbytheHouseMasterandHouseCommittee.Socialeventsinothercampus
locationsnotrequiringalicensemustconcludeatareasonabletime,asdeterminedbyOSL.

9.OtherRegulations

a.Activitiesthatpromotehighriskdrinking,suchasexcessiveand/orrapidconsumptionof
alcohol,particularlyofacompetitivenature,arenotpermitted.Itisexpectedthathostswill
planpartieswheredrinkingisnotthecentralactivity.

b.Alcoholcompanies,services,ordistributorsmaynotprovidesupport(i.e.monetary,giftsin
kind,products)forsocialeventsoncampus.

c.Tocomplywithfiresafetyregulations,eventsinspaceswithoutCertificatesofInspection
maynotexceedcapacityof49persons.

d.PolicesecurityisrequiredwhentheeventisopentothebroaderHarvardCollege
communityandmayotherwiseberequiredatthediscretionoftheHouseMaster,AllstonBurr
AssistantDeanorResidentDeanofFreshmen,orOSL.

AdditionalPoliciesandProceduresRelatedtoSpecificTypesofSocialEvents

Inadditiontothepoliciesandproceduressetforthabove,thefollowingpoliciesand
proceduresalsoapplytocertainsocialeventswithalcohol.

1.SmallHouseCommitteeandHouseEvents(e.g.SteinClubs,HappyHours,House
Dinners)

a.EventscanonlybeadvertisedinthehostHouseandmustfollowtheguidelinesoutlinedin
theHouseCommitteeEventsResource(availablethroughtheOSL).

b.EventsarelimitedtoHouseresidentsandtheirinvitedguests.Guestsmustpresenta
collegeorvalidgovernmentorstateIDandbesignedinbytheirhostsatthedoor.

2.LargeHouseEvents(e.g.Formals,HouseDances,HouseTheatre)

a.ApprovalforallsucheventsisrequiredfromboththeHouseandOSL.Theeventmustbe
registeredthroughtheOSLatrooms.college.harvard.eduandfollowallguidelinesrelatedto
eventregistration,ticketing,andmanagementintheHoCoEventsResource.

b.LargeHouseeventsareordinarilyheldinacommonareaofaHouse.Inspecialcases,
withtheapprovaloftheHouseMasterandOSL,aneventmaybeheldinanoutsidefacility,
butonlyifadequatearrangementsfortransportationhavebeenmadeandtheoffcampus
venueislicensedtoservealcohol,ifalcoholistobeserved.

c.EventsaregenerallylimitedtoHouseresidentsandtheirinvitedguests,butinsomecases,
atthediscretionoftheHouseandOSL,othermembersoftheHarvardcommunitymaybe
invited.GuestsmustpresentacollegeorvalidgovernmentorstateIDandbesignedinby
theirhostsatthedoor.

d.EventsmustbeticketedthroughtheHarvardBoxOfficeandmustfollowallapplicable
guidelinesforcapacity.

e.IftheeventisheldintheQuad,additionalshuttlesfromHarvardTransportationServices
willbeprovidedbyOSL.

f.TransportationbacktocampusisrequiredforlatenighteventssponsoredbytheCollege
andheldoffcampus.ThesponsoringHouse,Office,orCentermustarrangeandpayfor
transportation.

g.Eventsmustendnolaterthan11:00PMSundayThursday,and2:00a.m.FridaySaturday.
Theonlyexceptiontothisruleisthat,withpriorpermissionfromtheHouseMasterandOSL,
HouseFormalsheldSundayThursdaymayendatanytimeupto2:00a.m.

3.StudentOrganizationEvents:

a.StudentorganizationeventswithalcoholheldinHousecommonareasandnonresidential
facilitiesmustberegisteredwiththeOSL.AllHouseandfacilityspecificregistration
requirementsmustalsobemetinorderforsucheventstobeapproved.

b.SESBeverageServersarerequiredwhenalcoholisserved.SESEventSupervisorsmay
berequiredtomonitoreventstoensurethatstudenthostsareeffectivelyimplementingthe
EventPlanestablishedwiththeOSL.

c.PoliciesrelatingtoStudentOrganizationeventscanbefoundonlineattheOSLwebsite.

PILOTPROGRAMFOR20152016permittingmixeddrinksatHouseFormalsonly

Duringthe201516academicyear,theCollegewillagainpermitmixeddrinks(drinks
containinghardliquor)tobeservedatHouseformalsheldonoroffcampusonlyifthe
followingconditionsaremet:

a.ThekindsofmixeddrinkstobeservedmustbeapprovedinadvancebyboththeHouse
MastersandtheOSL.

b.Alldrinkscontaininghardliquormustincludemixersandmaynotcontainmorethanone
standardmeasureofalcohol.

c.ProfessionalbartendersfromalicensedandinsuredvendorapprovedbyOSLmustbe
hiredtomixandservedrinks.

d.Beer,wine,andmaltbeveragescanbeservedopenbar.Mixeddrinksmayonlybeoffered
forpurchaseorlimiteddrinkticketsystemdevelopedandapprovedbytheHouseMasters
andOSLtoensurethatappropriatelimitsareinplace.

StudentOrganizationLeaders

Officersofallstudentgroups(whetherornotsuchgroupisofficiallyrecognizedbythe
College)areleadersintheHarvardcommunity,andtheCollegeexpectsthatthey,likeany
othersocialhost,willcreatesafesocialenvironments.Tothisend,studentgroupofficersare
urgedtoparticipateinannualeducationeffortswiththeOfficeofAlcoholandOtherDrug
ServicesandOSL,whichmayinclude,trainingoneventplanning,riskreduction,andthe
responsibleserviceofalcohol.

DisciplinaryAction

TheUniversityrequiresallstudentstobecomefamiliarwiththeinformationondrugsand
alcoholdistributedatregistrationeachyear.Whencasesinvolvingdrugsandalcoholcometo
theattentionoftheCollege,theCollegemaytakedisciplinaryactionagainstastudent,
includingrequirementtowithdraw.However,theCollegehasalsoadoptedanamnesty
policy,assetforthbelow.

AmnestyPolicy

AnystudentmaybringanintoxicatedordrugimpairedfriendtoHarvardUniversityHealth
Servicesortoahospital,orseekassistancefromCollegeresidentiallifestafforHUPD,and
bydoingthis,neithertheynorthefriendwillfacedisciplinaryactionfromtheCollegefor
havingusedorprovidedalcoholordrugs.Further,iftheconsumptionofalcoholordrugstook
placeataneventheld,sponsored,organizedorsupportedbyastudentgroupandtheperson
whoseeksassistancefortheintoxicatedordrugimpairedstudentwasamemberorguestof
thestudentgroupinvolved,theCollegewillweighthisfactheavilyasamitigating
circumstancewithrespecttoanypotentialdisciplinaryactionwithrespecttotheother
membersofthegroup.Conversely,theCollegewillconsiderthefailuretoseekassistanceby
membersofthestudentgroupasafactorwhendeterminingtheappropriatenessofanysuch
disciplinaryaction.TheCollegealsomayconsiderasmitigatingfactorsthestudentgroups
participationintheCollegesannualeducationandtrainingaboutresponsiblesocialevents,
aswellasanyeffortsmadebythehostsorofficerstopreventtheharmfulorpotentially
harmfulsituationandtheircooperationwiththeCollegeinitsinvestigationofthesituation.

UsualResponses

OfficersoftheCollegemayinitiallyrespondtotheuseofillicitdrugs,underagepossessionor
consumptionofalcohol,servingalcoholtounderageindividuals,oroverconsumptionof
alcoholwithawarningand/orreferraltotheAODS.Apatternofbehaviorinviolationofrules
governingtheiruseorpossessionwillleadtowarningbytheHouseMasterorDeanof
Freshmen,admonitionbytheAdministrativeBoard,probation,orrequirementtowithdraw.
TheAdministrativeBoardwilltakeseriousaction,ordinarilyprobationorrequirementto
withdraw,inanycaseinvolvingthepossessioninquantityorthesaleordistributionofdrugs,
orwhencasesofdrugandalcoholuseengenderdangertoindividualsortothecommunityat
large.TheAdministrativeBoardwillalsotakeactionincasesinwhichastudentisinvolvedin
thefalsificationofidentificationwiththeintentofobtainingalcohol.

StudentGroups

Inaddition,whereseriousharm,orthepotentialforseriousharm,hascometoanypersonas
aresultofconsumptionofalcoholordrugsataneventheld,sponsored,organizedor
supportedbyastudentgroup,whetherornotsuchgroupisofficiallyrecognizedbythe
College(eitheroncampusoroffcampus),andtheindividualorindividualsdirectly
responsiblearenotidentified,thehostorhostsoftheeventmaybeheldpersonally
responsible.Ifthehostscannotbeidentified,theofficersoftheorganizationmaybeheld
personallyresponsible.Inconsideringsuchcases,theCollegewill,inallcircumstances,apply
theamnestypolicysetforthabove.

Ataminimum,whencasesinvolvingtheconsumptionofalcoholordrugsataneventheld,
sponsored,organizedorsupportedbyastudentgroupcometotheattentionoftheCollege,
thestudentgroupmaybeaskedtocometotheOfficeofStudentLifeforaconversationabout
theirproceduresforhostingresponsiblesocialeventsandmaybeaskedtoparticipatein
additionaleducationortrainingefforts.

StudentBusinessActivity
Harvardpermitsundergraduatestoundertakemodestlevelsofbusinessactivitiesoncampus.
Studentsmayberequiredtomovebusinessesentirelyoffcampusshouldtheydisrupt
residentiallife,compromisetheeducationalenvironment,orjeopardizethenonprofitstatusof
theUniversityoranyexemptionofitsincomeorpropertyfromfederal,stateorlocaltaxation.

Abusinessactivityisanyactivitycarriedonbyastudentthatisintendedtoordoes
generaterevenueortrade,whetherornotforprofit,andisnotanindividualemploymentor
independentcontractorrelationship.

Compliancewiththefollowinggeneralrestrictions,mentionedelsewhereintheHandbook,
alsoapplytostudentbusinessenterprises.UseoftheHarvardnameorlogoinconjunction
withabusinessenterpriseisprohibited(seeUseoftheHarvardNameandInsignia).All
regulationsconcerningsafetyandtheuseofroomsmustbeobserved(seeMeetingsand
Events).ThecompilationorredistributionofinformationfromUniversitydirectories(printedor
electronic)isforbidden(seePrivacyofInformation).Useoflibraryresourcesforcommercial
purposesisprohibited(seeTheUseofLibraries,ResearchSupportandUseofCollections).
Generalregulationsconcerninguseofcomputersandnetworksmustbeobserved(seeUse
ofComputersandNetworks).ExcessivedatatrafficonHarvardscomputernetworkisnot
allowed.

Inaddition,caremustbetakentoavoidexcessiveuseofUniversityresources,misuseof
UniversityfacilitiesandinformationprovidedprimarilyforHarvardsteachingandresearch
missions,andactivitiesthatmightjeopardizethetaxexemptstatusoftheUniversityorits
property.Studentsmustestablishameansofcommunicationwithcustomersseparatefrom
thoseprovidedbytheUniversityforeducationalpurposes.Nostudentmaylisthisorher
dormitoryaddress,campusmailingaddressortelephonenumber,HarvardemailorInternet
address,orHarvardwebsiteinconjunctionwithanybusinessenterprise,orinanyway
suggestthatHarvardendorsesorsponsorsthebusiness.Harvardreservestherightto
restrictorcontrolstudentbusinessuseofitsresources,facilities,academicproduct,
copyrightedmaterials,andinstitutionaldata.

StudentbusinessesareconsideredoutsidevendorsbytheCollegeandmustfollowthe
Handbookrulesconcerningsolicitationoncampus(seePublicityandSolicitation).Sales
activitiesarepermittedonlywithpermissionandatthediscretionoftheofficegranting
permission(e.g.theDirectorofStudentEmploymentortheOfficeofStudentLife).Distribution
ofmaterialsoncampusmustbeconductedthroughHarvardStudentAgencies.Student
businessesarenotallowedtoposterordoordroponcampus.

Otherareasofconcern,whichcouldcausetheCollegetoprohibitthestudentbusiness,
include:

ExcessiveuseofHarvardspapermailsystem.
Activitybyastudentasacorporateagentorcommercialsolicitorforabusiness.
OtheractivitiesthatcompromisetheeducationalcollegialityoftheHarvardcommunity
bycoloringwithaprofitmotivethedaytodayinteractionsamongstudents,faculty,and
otherCollegeofficers.
ExcessivefoottrafficormovementofgoodsintooroutofUniversitybuildings.
Activitiesthatinterferewithroommatesrightstousecommonspacesfortheirown
residentialpurposes.
Commitmentoftimeandefforttoacommercialactivitytoanextentthatcompromisesa
studentsacademicorpersonalwellbeing.

Studentbusinessesmayberequiredtoseekapprovalinadvanceforoperationsthatdirectly
impactUniversityoffices,operations,facilities,orresources.

OtherRegulations
Anystudentinpossessionofstolengoodsissubjecttodisciplinaryaction.

StudentsmaynotbringintotheUniversityoruseortransportanyradioactivematerialswithin
itspropertywithoutauthorizationoftheUniversitysDepartmentofEnvironmentalHealthand
Safety.

UseofthenamesandinsigniaofHarvardCollegeandHarvardUniversityoranyofitsunits
byanystudentispermittedonlyasspelledoutintheUniversityPolicyontheUseofthe
HarvardNamesandInsignia.Inparticular,referencetoHarvard,HarvardCollege,or
HarvardUniversity,orsuggestionsofaffiliationwiththeCollegeorUniversityinconnection
withanyorganization,publication,activity,orthirdpartyisallowableonlywithadvance
permissionoftheDeanofHarvardCollegeortheProvost.
Astudentwhocommitsanoffenseagainstlawandorderduringapublicdisturbanceor
demonstrationorwhodisregardstheinstructionsofaproctororotherUniversityofficerat
suchatimeissubjecttodisciplinaryactionandmayberequiredtowithdraw.

StudentsarerequestednottoengageonCollegepropertyinanygamesthatmightannoy
others,causedamage,orinjurepassersby.

Bicycles,rollerblades,andskateboardsmaynotberiddeninHarvardYardoronsidewalksor
otherwalkwaysandmaynotbeparkedonoradjacenttorampsprovidingaccesstothe
disabled.Moreover,violationofanymotorvehicleregistrationandparkingregulations(see
VehicleRegistrationandGeneralParkingRegulations)canleadtodisciplinaryaction.

Nostudentshallbeconnectedwithanyadvertisingmedium(includingthepress,theInternet,
orotherpublicforum)orpublicationthatmakesuseofthenameofHarvardorRadcliffeor
implieswithoutpermissionoftheUniversity,throughitstitleorotherwise,aconnectionwith
theUniversity.

Nofirm,agency,organization,orindividualshallsolicitinaUniversitydormitoryatanytime,
foranypurpose.ExceptionstothisrulemaybegrantedonlybytheCommitteeonCollege
Life.

DistributionofprintedmatterinCollegebuildingsmustbeapprovedbytheOfficeoftheDean
ofHarvardCollege,UniversityHall,FirstFloor(seePublicityandSolicitation).

AnystudentwhofailstopayhisorherUniversitybillsbytheprescribeddatewillbedeprived
oftheprivilegesoftheUniversityandnotallowedtograduate.

RegulationsConcerningtheUseofUniversityResources
TheUseofLibraries,ResearchSupportandUseofCollections

UseofComputersandNetworks

UseofFacilities

PrivacyofInformation

ElectronicCommunication

IntellectualPropertyandCopyrightedMaterials

HarvardUniversityIdentificationCards

MembershipintheUniversityaffordsstudentsaccesstoawidearrayofresourcesincluding
amongothersoneoftheworldsgreatestlibraries,extensivecomputingandnetworkfacilities,
laboratories,andworksofartandarchitectureofimmeasurablevalue.Accesstothese
resourcesmakestimeatHarvardaspecialprivilege,andstudentshavebothrightsand
responsibilitiesregardingtheiruse.Tosafeguardtheintegrityofsuchresources,the
Universityreliesonitsstudentstousethemwithcare,appropriately,andasauthorizedto
respecttherightsofotherswhoalsohaveaccessandtoobservetherulesgrantingaccess
to,anduseof,thoseresources.Failuretoabidebytherulesgoverningtheiruseordinarilywill
resultindisciplinaryaction.

TheUseofLibraries,ResearchSupportandUseofCollections

HarvardslibrariesservetheUniversitysstudents,faculty,staffandotherauthorizedmembers
ofthescholarlycommunity,supportingtheresearch,teachingandlearningofourcommunity
andthecreationofknowledgeintheglobalcommunity.

Toprotectthecollections,astudentwhoviolatestheuseandlendingpoliciesofanylibrary
maybesubjecttooverduechargesand/ordisciplinaryaction.Inparticular,removalofany
bookorobjectfromalibrarywithoutauthorization,orthemutilation,defacementorabuseof
libraryproperty,willresultindisciplinaryaction,whichcanincluderequiredwithdrawalfrom
theCollege.

TheHarvardCollegeLibraryPatronAgreementisoutlinedbelow.ByaccessingHarvard
CollegeLibrarysbuildingsorlibrarymaterials,usersagreetoabidebythePatronAgreement.

Inordertoprovideanenvironmentconducivetoresearch,topreservethecollections,andto
ensureongoingaccesstothem,usersareexpectedtorespecttheregulationsarounduseof
librarymaterialsandpropertyandtoassistintheprotectionoflibrarymaterials.TheHarvard
Collegelibrariespromoteanattitudeandatmosphereofmutualrespect,cooperationand
considerationamonglibrariansandstaff,andexpectthesamefromlibraryusers.

EveryuseroftheLibraryhasaresponsibilityto:

Safeguardtheintegrityoflibraryresources
Respecttherestrictionsplacedonaccesstoandtheuseofthoseresources
Reporttolibraryofficersthetheft,destruction,ormisuseoflibraryresourcesbyothers
Respecttherightsofotherstothequietuseofthelibrary
Respecttheauthorityofthelibrariansandstaffwhosejobitistoprotectlibrary
resources

Thefollowingactivitiesareprohibited:

Illegalcopying
Systematicexploitationforprofitoflibraryresourcesormaterials
Unauthorizedremovalofmaterialsorpropertyfromthelibrary
Destruction,defacement,orabuseoflibrarymaterialsorproperty
Useoflibraryprivilegesforreasonsotherthanpersonalresearch
Possessionofalcoholorothercontrolledsubstanceswithinthelibrary
Possessionofweaponsofanykindwithinthelibrary,including,butnotlimitedto,
firearms,knives,razorblades,mace,orpepperspray
Animalsarenotpermittedinthelibrary,withtheexceptionofserviceanimals

Students,staff,facultymembers,researchers,visitors,andotheruserswhofailtocomply
withlibraryrulesandregulationsaresubjecttorevocationoflibraryprivileges,disciplinary
action,andlegalprosecution.Alllibraryusersaresubjecttothefinesandpenaltiesofthe
UniversityaswellasthelawsoftheCommonwealthofMassachusetts.

FulldetailsaboutborrowingprivilegesintheHarvardCollegeLibraryareavailableat
hcl.harvard.edu/info/borrowing.

Foreveryacademicdepartmentorprogram,aLibraryLiaisonisavailabletohelpwith
questionsandtosupportyourstudiesandresearch.Staffisalsoavailabletohelpnavigate
digitalcollectionsandtools,tolocate,useandborrowmaterials,andforquestionsabout
lendingpoliciesacrossthemorethan70librariesinHarvardslibrarysystem.Fullinformation
aboutLibraryLiaisonsandresearchassistanceisavailableontheirwebsite.

UseofComputersandNetworks

UsingHarvard'snetworktodownloadorsharecopyrightedmusic,movies,televisionshowsor
gameswithoutthepermissionofthecopyrightownermayresultinlegalsanctions,network
termination,and/ordisciplinaryaction.
SomeversionsofBitTorrentorotherfilesharingprogramscantransmitfilesonyourcomputer
toothersinviolationofcopyrightlaws,withorwithoutyourknowledge.Iftheseprogramsare
onyourcomputer,youwillbeheldresponsibleforanycopyrightviolationsthatmayresult.

StudentswhoareprovidedaccesstoUniversitycomputerfacilitiesandtothecampuswide
communicationnetworkassumeresponsibilityfortheirappropriateuse.TheUniversity
expectsstudentstobecareful,honest,responsible,andcivilintheuseofcomputersand
networks.Thosewhousewideareanetworks(suchastheInternet)tocommunicatewith
individualsortoconnecttocomputersatotherinstitutionsareexpectedtoabidebytherules
fortheremotesystemsandnetworksaswellasthoseforHarvardssystems.

Beadvisedthat,inadditiontoviolatingCollegerules,certaincomputermisconductis
prohibitedbyfederalandstatelawandis,therefore,subjecttocriminalandcivilpenalties.
Suchmisconductincludesknowinglygainingunauthorizedaccesstoacomputersystemor
databasefalselyobtainingelectronicservicesordatawithoutpaymentofrequiredcharges
intentionallyinterceptingelectroniccommunicationsandobtaining,altering,ordestroying
otherselectronicinformation.Similarly,seriouslegalpenaltiesmayresultfromtheuseof
Harvardscomputersornetworktoviolatecopyrightlaws,asispossiblewiththeuseofpeer
topeerfilesharingprograms.Moreover,astudentmaybeheldresponsibleformisusethat
occursbyallowingathirdpartyaccesstothestudentsowncomputer,account,ornetwork
connection.

Thebasicrulesfortheappropriateuseofcomputersandnetworksareoutlinedbelow.Other
policiesmaybefoundontheHarvardUniversityInformationTechnologywebsite.Students
areexpectedtoabidebytheserulesandpoliciesandtoconsultanofficialofHarvard
UniversityInformationTechnologypriortoanyactivitythatwouldappeartothreatenthe
securityorperformanceofUniversitycomputersandnetworks.Failuretodosomayresultin
disciplinaryaction.

UseofFacilities

Computerandnetworkfacilitiesareprovidedtostudentsprimarilyfortheireducationaluse.
Thesefacilitieshavetangiblevalue.Consequently,attemptstocircumventaccounting
systemsortousethecomputeraccountsofotherswillbetreatedasformsofattemptedtheft.

StudentsmaynotattempttodamageortodegradetheperformanceofHarvardscomputers
andnetworksandshouldnotdisrupttheworkofotherusers.Studentsmaynotattemptto
circumventsecuritysystems,ortoexploitorprobeforsecurityholesinanyHarvardnetwork
orsystem,normaystudentsattemptanysuchactivityagainstothersystemsaccessed
throughHarvardsfacilities.Executionorcompilationofprogramsdesignedtobreachsystem
securityisprohibitedunlessauthorizedinadvance.Studentsassumepersonalresponsibility
fortheuseoftheiraccounts.Consequently,studentsmaynotdisclosetheirpasswordsor
otherwisemakeHarvardsfacilitiesavailabletounauthorizedindividuals(includingfamilyor
friends).Moreover,thepossessionorcollectionofotherspasswords,PINs,privatedigital
certificates,orothersecureidentificationinformationisprohibited.UseofHarvards
computersandnetworksforbusinessrelatedpurposeswithoutauthorizationisalso
prohibited.(SeeStudentBusinessActivity.)

PrivacyofInformation

Informationstoredonacomputersystemorsentelectronicallyoveranetworkistheproperty
oftheindividualwhocreatedit.Examination,collection,ordisseminationofthatinformation
withoutauthorizationfromtheownerisaviolationoftheownersrightstocontrolhisorher
ownproperty.Informationtechnologypersonnel,however,maygainaccesstousersdataor
programswhenitisnecessarytomaintainorpreventdamagetosystemsortoensure
compliancewithotherUniversityrules.
Computersystemsandnetworksprovidemechanismsfortheprotectionofprivateinformation
fromexamination.Thesemechanismsarenecessarilyimperfectandanyattemptto
circumventthemortogainunauthorizedaccesstoprivateinformation(includingbothstored
computerfilesandmessagestransmittedoveranetwork)willbetreatedasaviolationof
privacyandwillbecausefordisciplinaryaction.

Ingeneral,informationthattheownerwouldreasonablyregardasprivatemustbetreatedas
privatebyotherusers.Examplesincludethecontentsofelectronicmailboxes,theprivatefile
storageareasofindividualusers,andinformationstoredinotherareasthatarenotpublic.
Thatmeasureshavenotbeentakentoprotectsuchinformationdoesnotmakeitpermissible
forotherstoinspectit.

Onsharedandnetworkedcomputersystemscertaininformationaboutusersandtheir
activitiesisvisibletoothers.Usersarecautionedthatcertainaccountinganddirectory
information(forexample,usernamesandelectronicmailaddresses),certainrecordsoffile
namesandexecutedcommands,andinformationstoredinpublicareas,arenotprivate.
Nonetheless,suchunsecuredinformationaboutotherusersmustnotbemanipulatedinways
thattheymightreasonablyfindintrusiveforexample,eavesdroppingbycomputerand
systematicmonitoringofthebehaviorofothersarelikelytobeconsideredinvasionsof
privacythatwouldbecausefordisciplinaryaction.Thecompilationorredistributionof
informationfromUniversitydirectories(printedorelectronic)isforbidden.

HarvardUniversityPolicyonAccesstoElectronicInformation

EffectiveMarch31,2014,Harvardestablishedapolicythatsetsoutguidelinesandprocesses
forUniversityaccesstouserelectronicinformationstoredinortransmittedthroughany
Universitysystem.ThispolicyappliestoallSchoolsandunitsoftheUniversity.Harvard
Collegestudentsshouldbeawarethatthispolicyappliestothem.

ElectronicCommunication

Harvardneithersanctionsnorcensorsindividualexpressionofopiniononitssystems.The
samestandardsofbehavior,however,areexpectedintheuseofelectronicmailasintheuse
oftelephonesandwrittenandoralcommunication.Therefore,electronicmail,liketelephone
messages,mustbeneitherobscenenorharassing(seeHarassmentandObsceneor
HarassingTelephoneCalls).Similarly,messagesmustnotmisrepresenttheidentityofthe
senderandshouldnotbesentaschainlettersorbroadcastindiscriminatelytolarge
numbersofindividuals.Thisprohibitionincludesunauthorizedmasselectronicmailings.For
example,emailonagiventopicthatissenttolargenumbersofrecipientsshouldingeneral
bedirectedonlytothosewhohaveindicatedawillingnesstoreceivesuchemail.

IntellectualPropertyandCopyrightedMaterials

Computerprogramswrittenaspartofonesacademicworkshouldberegardedasliterary
creationsandsubjecttothesamestandardsofmisrepresentationascopiedwork
(seePlagiarismandCollaboration).Inaddition,attemptstoduplicate,use,ordistribute
softwareorotherdatawithoutauthorizationbytheownerisprohibited.

AllHarvardusersmustrespectthecopyrightsinworksthatareaccessiblethroughcomputers
connectedtotheHarvardnetwork.Federalcopyrightlawprohibitsthereproduction,
distribution,publicdisplay,orpublicperformanceofcopyrightedmaterialswithoutpermission
ofthecopyrightowner,unlessfairuseoranotherexemptionundercopyrightlawapplies.In
appropriatecircumstances,Harvardwillterminatethenetworkaccessofuserswhoarefound
tohaverepeatedlyinfringedthecopyrightsofothers,andmayalsotakedisciplinaryaction.

Informationabouttheapplicationofcopyrightlawtopeertopeerfilesharingofmusic,movies
andothercopyrightedworksisavailableatwww.dmca.harvard.edu.Studentswithquestions
aboutcopyrightorthispolicyareinvitedtoraisethosequestionswithanappropriatedean,
tutororacademicofficer.

HarvardUniversityIdentificationCards

AllstudentsreceiveaHarvardUniversityIdentificationCard.IDcardsarethepropertyof
HarvardUniversityandareintendedforUniversitypurposesonly.Thecardsarerequiredfor
admissiontomostHarvardactivitiesandfacilitiesincludinglibraries,museums,dininghalls,
athleticbuildings,andstudentresidences.Somefacilitiesmayalsorequireastickerforentry.
Thefrontofthecardandthemagneticstripesontheback,however,mustbekeptfreefrom
stickers.

FirsttermstudentsshouldsubmitanIDcardphotousingHarvardUniversitysIDCardPhoto
SubmissionWebApplication.Ifaphotoissuccessfullysubmitted,theStudentIDcardwillbe
printed.Whenthefirsttermstudentsarriveoncampus,theymustbringgovernmentissued
identificationstofacilitatephotoandidentityvalidationbeforetheycanreceivetheirHarvard
IDcards.IfaphotoisnotsuccessfullysubmittedusingtheIDCardPhotoSubmission
Application,studentswillreceiveinstructionsfromtheirschoolregardingwhenandwhere
theywillhaveanopportunitytohavetheirIDcardphototakenoncampus,aswellaswhen
theycanreceivetheirStudentIDcard.

EverystudentwillkeeptheirIDcardwhiletheyareenrolledatHarvardUniversityandis
responsibleforhisorherIDcardandtheconsequencesofitsmisuse.IDcardsarenot
transferableastudentmaynotallowanyotherpersontousehisorherIDcardforany
purpose.AstudentwhoaltersorfalsifieshisorherIDcardorproducesordistributesfalse
identificationcardsofanykindissubjecttodisciplinaryaction.Lostcardsshouldbereported
immediatelythroughthestudentsIDaccountattheCampusServiceswebsiteoratthe
HarvardUniversityCampusServiceCenter,SmithCampusCenter807.Thereisa
replacementfeeof$25everytimeareplacementcardisissued.

StudentsmustpresenttheirIDcardorotherwiseidentifythemselvesuponrequesttoany
properlyidentifiedemployeeoftheUniversity.SurrenderedIDcardswillbetransmitted
immediatelytothestudentsAllstonBurrAssistantDean,ResidentDeanofFreshmen,or
otherappropriateDean.

FireRegulations
Firealarms,smokedetectors,fireextinguishers,andsprinklersystemshavebeenplaced
throughouttheUniversityfortheprotectionofthosewholiveandworkinHarvardsbuildings.
Misuseofthesesystemsendangersbothlifeandpropertyandcanleadtodisciplinaryaction,
includingrequirementtowithdraw.Forthesamereason,violationofanyofthefiresafetyor
fireemergencyregulationslistedbelowmustbeconsideredaseriousoffenserequiring
seriousdisciplinaryaction.

Anyabuseof,ortamperingwith,firealarm,smokedetector,sprinkler,orextinguisher
systemsisstrictlyforbidden.Thereisafine,equaltothecostofreplacement,for
breakingtheglassthatcoversthelockofafirealarm.Similarly,thereisafine,equalto
thecostofreplacement,foranydamagetoasmokedetector.Thereisafine,equalto
thecostofreplacement,damages,andcleanup,forsprinkleractivationresultingfrom
negligence.
EmergencyexitdoorsintheHousesordormitoriesbetweenadjoiningsuitesmaybe
openedbyspecialarrangementwiththebuildingmanagerandonlywithwritten
agreementofalloccupantsofbothsuites.
Emergencyexitdoorsmustnotbeblockedoneithersidebyfurnitureorobstructionsof
anykind.
Fireescapesareintendedonlyforuseinafireanyotherusesareprohibited.
FlammableandcombustibleliquidsandflammablegasesarenotpermittedinHouses
ordormitories.
Falselypullinganyalarm,maliciouslysettingoffasmokedetectoralarm,ornegligently
activatingthesprinklersystemisillegalandmaybepunishablebyafineofupto$500
orimprisonment.
Corridorandstairwellfiredoorsmustbekeptshutatalltimes.
Useoffireplacesisprohibited.

ThreatsInvolving...
ThreatsInvolvingDeadlyWeapons,Explosives,Bombs,ChemicalorBiologicalAgents,
orOtherDeadlyDevicesorSubstances

ThefollowingprovisionofMassachusettslawconcerningcertainkindsofthreatsunderscores
whysuchbehaviormustbetreatedbytheCollegeasanactionableoffense:

Whoeverwillfullycommunicatesorcausestobecommunicated,eitherdirectlyorindirectly,
orally,inwriting,bymail,byuseofatelephoneortelecommunicationdeviceincluding,butnot
limitedto,electronicmail,Internetcommunicationsandfacsimilecommunications,throughan
electroniccommunicationdeviceorbyanyothermeans,athreatthatafirearm,rifle,
shotgun,machinegunorassaultweapon,asdefinedinsection121ofchapter140,an
explosiveorincendiarydevice,adangerouschemicalorbiologicalagent,apoison,aharmful
radioactivesubstanceoranyotherdevice,substanceoritemcapableofcausingdeath,
seriousbodilyinjuryorsubstantialpropertydamage,willbeusedataplaceorlocation,oris
presentorwillbepresentataplaceorlocation,whetherornotthesameisinfactusedor
present.shallbepunishedbyimprisonmentinthestateprisonfornotmorethan20years
orimprisonmentinthehouseofcorrectionfornotmorethan21/2years,orbyfineofnot
morethan$10,000,orbybothsuchfineandimprisonment.

Whoeverwillfullycommunicatesorcausestobecommunicatedsuchathreattherebycausing
eithertheevacuationorseriousdisruptionofaschool,schoolrelatedevent,school
transportation,oradwelling,building,placeofassembly,facilityorpublictransport,oran
aircraft,shiporcommoncarrier,orwillfullycommunicatesorcausesseriouspublic
inconvenienceoralarm,shallbepunishedbyimprisonmentinthestateprisonfornotless
than3yearsnormorethan20yearsorimprisonmentinthehouseofcorrectionfornotless
than6monthsnormorethan21/2years,orbyfineofnotlessthan$1,000normorethan
$50,000,orbybothsuchfineandimprisonment.

[MassachusettsGeneralLaws,c.269?14(b)(c)]

Intheeventthatastudentisthreatenedbyanyofthemeansabove,contacttheHUPDat
6174951212.

Firearms,Explosives...
Firearms,Explosives,CombustibleFuels,Firecrackers,andDangerousWeapons

Possessionand/oruseonUniversitypropertyoffirearmsorotherdangerousweapons(as
definedbelow),orammunition,explosives,combustiblefuels,firecrackers,andpotential
ingredientsthereofisforbiddenbyUniversitypolicy.TheCollegemaymakeoccasional
exceptions,onacasebycasebasis,forstudentswhowishtoparticipateinclubsportsthat
involvetheuseofdangerousweapons(asdefinedbelow),butinallsuchcasesadvance
approvalmustbeobtainedfromboththeHUPDandtheClubSportsOffice,andthe
participatingstudentsmustcomplywithanyandallCollegerulesandrequirementsforuse
andstorageoftheweapons.Collegerulesrequire,ataminimum,thatanyweaponsshallbe
storedinasecureplaceandnotinastudentsroom.TheapplicableMassachusettslawisas
follows:

Whoever,notbeingalawenforcementofficer,andnotwithstandinganylicenseobtainedby
himundertheprovisionsofchapteronehundredandforty,carriesonhispersonafirearmas
hereinafterdefined,loadedorunloadedorotherdangerousweaponinanybuildingoronthe
groundsofanyelementaryorsecondaryschool,collegeoruniversitywithoutthewritten
authorizationoftheboardorofficerinchargeofsuchelementaryorsecondaryschool,college
oruniversityshallbepunishedbyafineofnotmorethanonethousanddollarsorby
imprisonmentfornotmorethanoneyear,orboth.Forthepurposeofthisparagraph,firearm
shallmeananypistol,revolver,rifleorsmoothborearmfromwhichashot,bulletorpelletcan
bedischargedbywhatevermeans.

Anyofficerinchargeofanelementaryorsecondaryschool,collegeoruniversityorany
facultymemberoradministrativeofficerofanelementaryorsecondaryschool,collegeor
universityfailingtoreportviolationsofthisparagraphshallbeguiltyofamisdemeanorand
punishedbyafineofnotmorethanfivehundreddollars.

[MassachusettsGeneralLaws,c.269?10(j)]

UnderMassachusettslaw,thedefinitionofdangerousweaponsincludesmanyitems
designedtodobodilyinjury:

anystiletto,daggeroradeviceorcasewhichenablesaknifewithalockingbladetobe
drawnatalockedposition,anyballisticknife,oranyknifewithadetachablebladecapableof
beingpropelledbyanymechanism,dirkknife,anyknifehavingadoubleedgedblade,ora
switchknife,oranyknifehavinganautomaticspringreleasedevicebywhichthebladeis
releasedfromthehandle,havingabladeofoveroneandonehalfinches,oraslungshot,
blowgun,blackjack,metallicknucklesorknucklesofanysubstancewhichcouldbeputtothe
sameusewiththesameorsimilareffectasmetallicknuckles,nunchaku,zoobow,alsoknown
asklackersorkungfusticks,oranysimilarweaponconsistingoftwosticksofwood,plastic
ormetalconnectedatoneendbyalengthofrope,chain,wireorleather,ashurikenorany
similarpointedstarlikeobjectintendedtoinjureapersonwhenthrown,oranyarmband,made
withleatherwhichhasmetallicspikes,pointsorstudsoranysimilardevicemadefromany
othersubstanceoracestusorsimilarmaterialweightedwithmetalorothersubstanceand
wornonthehand,oramanrikigusariorsimilarlengthofchainhavingweightedends

[MassachusettsGeneralLaws,c.269?10(b)]

StudentsshouldrecognizethatevenwhentheyareawayfromtheUniversity,Massachusetts
lawrequiresapermitorfirearmsidentificationcardorcompliancewithotherspecializedrules
(dependinguponthetypeofweapon)forpossessionofanyfirearms.Thedefinitionof
firearmsisbroad,andincludespistolsorgunsoperatedbyair,carbondioxide,orothergases.
Carryinganyfirearm(evenifunloaded)inviolationofthelawispunishablebyimprisonment
withamandatoryminimumsentenceofeighteenmonths,whichcannotbesuspendedor
reduced.[MassachusettsGeneralLaws,c.269?10(a)].Studentsshouldconsultthelocal
policedepartmentinthecityortowninwhichtheyresideiftheyintendtopossessfirearmson
nonUniversityproperty,inordertoassurestrictcompliancewiththeapplicablestatutes.

BettingandGambling
StudentsareadvisedthatmanygamblingactivitiesareillegalunderMassachusettslaw.The
statemaybringacriminalactionrequiringthatthewinnerofabetforfeitdoublethevalueof
thewinnings,andanyonewholosesmoneyatcards,diceorothergamemayrecoverthe
lossesfromthewinnerthroughcivilaction.Bookmakingisillegal:thereareseverepenalties,
uptoafineof$3,000andthreeyearsinprison,forkeeping,occupying,orbeingfoundinany
placeusedforregisteringbets,orbuyingorselling[betting]pools,upontheresultofatrial
contestofskill,speed,orenduranceofman,beast,bird,ormachine,orupontheresultofa
game,competition,politicalnomination,appointmentorelection.Useofthetelephoneor
mailforgamblingactivitiesisalsoillegal.Provisionsoffederallawalsogovernorganized
gamblingactivities.TheCambridgeLicenseCommissiondictatesthatunderno
circumstancesarecasinonights,LasVegasnights,oranyothertypeofgamblingallowedin
theCityofCambridge.

UnderNCAABylaws,astudentathletewhoisinvolvedinbettingorgamblingactivities
relatingtointercollegiateathleticsriskslossofeligibility.Studentsparticipatingin
intercollegiateathleticsareexpectedtobefamiliarwiththeHarvardUniversityStudent
AthleteHandbook,whichisdistributedbytheDepartmentofAthletics.

Hazing
CollegePolicyonHazing

StudentsareadvisedthatMassachusettslawexpresslyprohibitsanyformofhazingin
connectionwithinitiationintoastudentorganization.Therelevantstatutesareprovided
below.Thelawappliestoallstudentgroups,whetherornotofficiallyrecognized,andto
practicesconductedbothonandoffcampus.Allsuchstudentgroups(includingnotonly
groupsofficiallyrecognizedbytheCollegebutalsofinalclubs,fraternities,sororities,andthe
like)mustprovidetheOfficeofStudentLifewithcontactinformationforallundergraduate
officersandmustsignandreturntotheOfficeofStudentLifetheCollegesnonhazing
attestationformbySeptember30.

Thetermhazing,underMassachusettslaw,means:anyconductormethodofinitiation
whichwillfullyorrecklesslyendangersthephysicalormentalhealthofanystudentorother
person.Thedefinitionspecificallyincludeswhipping,beating,branding,forcedcalisthenics,
exposuretotheweather,forcedconsumptionofanyfood,liquor,beverage,drugorother
substance,oranyotherbrutaltreatmentorforcedphysicalactivitywhichislikelytoadversely
affectthephysicalhealthorsafetyofanysuchstudentorotherperson,orwhichsubjects
suchstudentorotherpersontoextremementalstress,includingextendeddeprivationof
sleeporrestorextendedisolation.[MassachusettsGeneralLaws,c.26917]
Notwithstandinganyotherprovisionsofthissectiontothecontrary,consentshallnotbe
availableasadefensetoanyprosecutionunderthisaction.Thefailuretoreporthazingalso
isillegal,underMassachusettslaw.

Hazingisacrimepunishablebyfineand/orimprisonment.TheAdministrativeBoardofthe
Collegewillconsiderallreportsofhazinginthenormalcourseofthisoversight,taking
disciplinaryactioninappropriatecases,andwillreportconfirmedincidentstoappropriatelaw
enforcementofficials.Whereseriousharm,orthepotentialforseriousharm,hascometoany
personasaresultofhazingbymembersofastudentgroup,whetherornotsuchgroupis
officiallyrecognizedbytheCollege(eitheroncampusoroffcampus),andtheindividualor
individualsdirectlyresponsiblearenotidentified,thehostorhostsoftheeventoractivitywill
beheldpersonallyresponsible.Ifthehostsarenotidentified,theofficersoftheorganization
willbeheldpersonallyresponsible.Inconsideringsuchcases,theAdministrativeBoardwill
applytheCollegesamnestypolicy(setforthwithinthesectiononDrugsandAlcohol,
subsectionDisciplinaryAction),andalsomayconsiderasmitigatingfactorswithrespectto
possibledisciplinaryactiontheeffortsmadebythehostsorofficerstopreventtheharmfulor
potentiallyharmfulsituation,aswellastheircooperationwiththeCollegesinvestigationofthe
situation.AmemorandumdetailingthespecificsofthislawisavailableintheOfficeofthe
DeanofHarvardCollege(6174951558).

MassachusettsHazingStatute

Section17.Whoeverisaprincipalorganizerorparticipantinthecrimeofhazing,asdefined
herein,shallbepunishedbyafineofnotmorethanthreethousanddollarsorby
imprisonmentinahouseofcorrectionfornotmorethanoneyear,orbothsuchfineand
imprisonment.

Thetermhazingasusedinthissectionandinsectionseighteenandnineteen,shallmean
anyconductormethodofinitiationintoanystudentorganization,whetheronpublicorprivate
property,whichwilfullyorrecklesslyendangersthephysicalormentalhealthofanystudentor
otherperson.Suchconductshallincludewhipping,beating,branding,forcedcalisthenics,
exposuretotheweather,forcedconsumptionofanyfood,liquor,beverage,drugorother
substance,oranyotherbrutaltreatmentorforcedphysicalactivitywhichislikelytoadversely
affectthephysicalhealthorsafetyofanysuchstudentorotherperson,orwhichsubjects
suchstudentorotherpersontoextremementalstress,includingextendeddeprivationof
sleeporrestorextendedisolation.

Notwithstandinganyotherprovisionsofthissectiontothecontrary,consentshallnotbe
availableasadefensetoanyprosecutionunderthisaction.

Section18.Whoeverknowsthatanotherpersonisthevictimofhazingasdefinedinsection
seventeenandisatthesceneofsuchcrimeshall,totheextentthatsuchpersoncandoso
withoutdangerorperiltohimselforothers,reportsuchcrimetoanappropriatelaw
enforcementofficialassoonasreasonablypracticable.Whoeverfailstoreportsuchcrime
shallbepunishedbyafineofnotmorethanonethousanddollars.

Section19.Eachinstitutionofsecondaryeducationandeachpublicandprivateinstitutionof
postsecondaryeducationshallissuetoeverystudentgroup,studentteamorstudent
organizationwhichispartofsuchinstitutionorisrecognizedbytheinstitutionorpermittedby
theinstitutiontouseitsnameorfacilitiesorisknownbytheinstitutiontoexistasan
unaffiliatedstudentgroup,studentteamorstudentorganization,acopyofthissectionand
sectionsseventeenandeighteenprovided,however,thataninstitutionscompliancewiththis
sectionsrequirementsthataninstitutionissuecopiesofthissectionandsectionsseventeen
andeighteentounaffiliatedstudentgroups,teamsororganizationsshallnotconstitute
evidenceoftheinstitutionsrecognitionorendorsementofsaidunaffiliatedstudentgroups,
teamsororganizations.

Eachsuchgroup,teamororganizationshalldistributeacopyofthissectionandsections
seventeenandeighteentoeachofitsmembers,plebes,pledgesorapplicantsfor
membership.Itshallbethedutyofeachsuchgroup,teamororganization,actingthroughits
designatedofficer,todeliverannually,totheinstitutionanattestedacknowledgementstating
thatsuchgroup,teamororganizationhasreceivedacopyofthissectionandsaidsections
seventeenandeighteen,thateachofitsmembers,plebes,pledges,orapplicantshas
receivedacopyofsectionsseventeenandeighteen,andthatsuchgroup,teamor
organizationunderstandsandagreestocomplywiththeprovisionsofthissectionand
sectionsseventeenandeighteen.

Eachinstitutionofsecondaryeducationandeachpublicorprivateinstitutionofpost
secondaryeducationshall,atleastannually,beforeoratthestartofenrollment,deliverto
eachpersonwhoenrollsasafulltimestudentinsuchinstitutionacopyofthissectionand
sectionsseventeenandeighteen.

Eachinstitutionofsecondaryeducationandeachpublicorprivateinstitutionofpost
secondaryeducationshallfile,atleastannually,areportwiththeboardofhighereducation
andinthecaseofsecondaryinstitutions,theboardofeducation,certifyingthatsuch
institutionhascompliedwithitsresponsibilitytoinformstudentgroups,teamsororganizations
andtonotifyeachfulltimestudentenrolledbyitoftheprovisionsofthissectionandsections
seventeenandeighteenandalsocertifyingthatsaidinstitutionhasadoptedadisciplinary
policywithregardtotheorganizersandparticipantsofhazing,andthatsuchpolicyhasbeen
setforthwithappropriateemphasisinthestudenthandbookorsimilarmeansof
communicatingtheinstitutionspoliciestoitsstudents.Theboardofhighereducationand,in
thecaseofsecondaryinstitutions,theboardofeducationshallpromulgateregulations
governingthecontentandfrequencyofsuchreports,andshallforthwithreporttotheattorney
generalanysuchinstitutionwhichfailstomakesuchreport.

[MassachusettsGeneralLaws,c.26917,18and19]

TheAdministrativeBoardofHarvardCollege,The
HarvardCollegeHonorCouncil,andtheStudentFaculty
JudicialBoard
ThreeBoardsexisttohearthecasesorrequestsofHarvardundergraduates.Theyare
overseenbytheOfficeofAcademicIntegrityandStudentConduct.

TheAdministrativeBoardreviewsallundergraduaterecords,hearsallundergraduate
petitionsforexceptionstotheadministrativerulesoftheCollege,andhandlesany
undergraduatedisciplinarycaseinvolvingsocialmisconductforwhichthereisgoverning
facultylegislationand/orforwhichthereisprecedentforinterpretingandapplyingthe
rulesandstandardsofconductoftheCollege.
TheHarvardCollegeHonorCouncilreviewsallundergraduatedisciplinarycases
involvingviolationsoftheHonorCodeandacademicdishonesty.
TheStudentFacultyJudicialBoardhandlesonlydisciplinarycasesforwhichthereisno
cleargoverningprecedent,policy,orFacultylegislationforwhichtheproceduresofthe
AdministrativeBoardareinappropriateorthedispositionofwhichwillhaveprofound
effectsonthecommunityingeneral.

ThefollowingisabriefintroductiontotheseBoards.Foramoredetaileddescription,students
mayconsultwiththeirAllstonBurrAssistantDeanorResidentDeanofFreshmenorvisitthe
websitefortheOfficeofAcademicIntegrityandStudentConduct.

TheAdministrativeBoardofHarvardCollege
MembersoftheAdministrativeBoard

AdministrativeBoardPetitionsandCases

ProceduresoftheAdministrativeBoard

ActionsoftheAdministrativeBoard

AdministrativeBoardActionsandLettersofRecommendation

ReadmissionafterRequirementtoWithdrawforDisciplinaryorAcademicReasons

TheAdministrativeBoardwasestablishedbytheFacultyofArtsandSciencesin1890.The
BoardsauthoritytohandletheroutineCollegeadministrativeanddisciplinarymattersderives
directlyfromtheFaculty.AllmeetingsanddiscussionsoftheAdministrativeBoardare
confidential.

OveritshistorytheAdministrativeBoardhasdevelopedproceduresandpracticestoguideits
workanddecisions.Thesepracticesincludevariousopportunitiesandoptionstoassist
studentsintheirtransactionswiththeBoard.Amongothers,theseinclude:astudentsoption
toappealtheopportunitytomeetpersonallywithasubcommitteeoftheBoardinsome
disciplinarycasestheoptiontohavepresentduringapersonalappearanceatthe
subcommitteemeetinganadviserinadditiontoonesAllstonBurrAssistantDeanorResident
DeanofFreshmentheabilitytotakeupveryroutinematterswiththeRegistrarorHouseand
FreshmanDeansoffices.

MembersoftheAdministrativeBoard

Bydesign,themembersandpermanentguestsoftheBoardoccupypositionswellsuitedto
understandastudentspetitioninlightoftheCollegesstandardsandrules.Thus,they
includebothteachingmembersoftheFacultyandseveralsenioradministrators.However,
theAllstonBurrAssistantDeansandtheResidentDeansofFreshmenmakeupthemajority
oftheregularparticipantsoftheAdministrativeBoardandtogetherprovidestudentswitha
directlinktotheBoard.StudentsmayconsultwiththeirAssistantorResidentDeansabout
anyconcernstheyhave.Inadditiontoacademicquestions,suchaschoiceofconcentration
orchangesinprograms,studentsfrequentlyraisequestionsofamorepersonalnaturewith
theirAssistantorResidentDean.

AdministrativeBoardPetitionsandCases

TheAdministrativeBoardactsondifferenttypesofpetitionsandcases,categorizedas
routineandspecialpetitions,disciplinarycasesinvolvingsocialmisconduct,andacademic
review.StudentsmayrefertothewebsitefortheAdministrativeBoardformoreinformationon
thenumberofpetitionsandcases,categorybycategory,consideredbytheBoardinthe
previousfiveyears.

ThefullBoardhearsallacademicreviewcasesanddisciplinarycasesinvolvingsocial
misconduct.Violationofthestandardsforconductinthecommunityanddisruptivebehavior
aretypicalofthedisciplinarycasesithandles.Afterthecloseofeachterm,theBoardreviews
allunsatisfactoryacademicrecordsanddetermineswhataction,ifany,shouldbetaken.

ProceduresoftheAdministrativeBoard

TheAdministrativeBoarddecidesitscasesandpetitionsaccordingtowellestablished
standardsandthespecificrulesandpoliciesestablishedbytheFacultyandtheUniversity,
takingintoaccounttheBoardsunderstandingofthestudentsparticularcircumstances.All
Boardactionsfollowessentiallythesameprocedures.

Inarrivingatanydecision,theAdministrativeBoardpayscloseattentiontotheacademicand
personalgrowthofthestudents,bothasindividualsandasmembersofaresidential
academiccommunity.JustastheBoarddependsheavilyontheknowledgeableparticipation
oftheAllstonBurrAssistantDeansandResidentDeansofFreshmen,theBoarditselfmaybe
thesinglemostimportantresourceavailabletotheAssistantDeansandResidentDeanswho
routinelyassiststudentswithacademicandresidentialmatters.

Petitions

BoardactionsordinarilybeginwithadiscussionbetweenthestudentandtheAllstonBurr
AssistantDeanorResidentDeanofFreshmen.Atthattimethestudentandhisorheradviser
reviewthestudentsplansorsituationandthevariousoptionsavailable.Manymatterscanbe
resolvedthroughtheuseofpetitions.SomearesocommonthattheCollegehasastandard
formbywhichthestudentmayrequest(andtheBoardmaytake)actionspecialpetitionsmay
requirethatthestudentsubmitawrittenstatement,explainingtheparticularcircumstancesof
therequest.

Nonpeerandpeerdisputesthatdonotinvolveallegationsofsexualorgenderbased
harassment

Disciplinarycasesalsobeginwithaconversationbetweenthestudent,hisorherAllstonBurr
AssistantDeanorResidentDeanofFreshmen,andtheSecretaryoftheAdministrativeBoard
orhisorherdesignee,duringwhichtheydiscusstheincident,therelevantCollegerulesor
standardsofconduct,andpossiblecoursesofaction.SincetheBoardtakesgreatcarewith
disciplinarycases,theinitialconversationmayleadtoseveralsubsequentconversations.For
moreinformationonBoardproceduresvisitthewebsitefortheAdministrativeBoard.

OncethestudentandAllstonBurrAssistantDeanorResidentDeanofFreshmenhavea
soundunderstandinganddescriptionoftheincident,theypresentittotheBoardassoonas
possible.IfitislikelythattheBoardwilltakeformaldisciplinaryaction,thestudentmay
choosetoappearbeforeasubcommitteeoftheBoardpersonallywhenthecaseisdiscussed,
and,ifso,maychoosetohaveanotherofficeroftheUniversitywithanappointmentinthe
FacultyofArtsandSciencesattendashisorherpersonaladviser.Disciplinarycasesinwhich
thefactsareindisputeorwhichrequireinvestigationmaybereferred,atthediscretionofthe
DeanofHarvardCollege,toasubcommitteeoftheAdministrativeBoardwhichmayworkwith
theassistanceofafactfinder.

AcomplaintorallegationofwrongdoingagainstaHarvardundergraduatemaybefiledin
writingwithaResidentDeanofFreshmen,AllstonBurrAssistantDean,ortheDeanof
HarvardCollegebyamemberoftheFacultyorotherofficeroftheUniversity,orbyastaff
member,studentorothermemberofthecommunity.TheCollegewilldecidewhethertoissue
achargeand,ifso,againstwhomandforwhat.Complaintsmustordinarilybebroughttothe
Collegeinatimelymanner.TheBoardtypicallycannotresolvepeerdisputecasesinwhich
thereislittleevidenceexcepttheconflictingstatementsoftheprincipals.Therefore,students
areaskedtoprovideasmuchinformationaspossibletosupporttheirallegations.Basedon
thatinformationandanyotherinformationobtainedthroughinvestigation,theBoardwill
decidewhethertoissueacharge.Ifachargeisissued,theinvestigationwillcontinuefurther
andtheBoardwilldecidethecase.

TheAdministrativeBoardmayindependentlyinitiateachargeagainstastudent,andusually
doessowhenastudenthasbeenchargedwithacrimeinacourtoflaw.Whencourtactionis
pendingorinprogress,theAdministrativeBoardmaydelayorsuspenditsownreview
process,inrecognitionofthestudentscriminaldefenseinterests.

DisciplinarycasesareordinarilyconsideredbytheAdministrativeBoardasquicklyasis
reasonablypossible,giventheBoardsscheduleandtheneedtoinvestigatematterscarefully.
(TheBoarddoesnotmeetduringthesummermonths.)Adisciplinarymatterconcerninga
studentonleaveofabsencewillalsobehandledasquicklyaspossible,andnostudentona
leaveofabsencewillbeallowedtoregisteruntilanypendingdisciplinarymatterhasbeen
resolved.Inthecaseofallegedseriouscriminalbehavior,theCollegemayplaceastudent
involuntarilyonaleaveofabsence.Studentsareexpectedtocomplywithalldisciplinaryrules
frommatriculationuntiltheconferringofthedegree.Adegreewillnotbegrantedtoastudent
whoisnotingoodstandingoragainstwhomadisciplinarychargeispending.

SexualorGenderBasedHarassment

ThoughtheFacultyofArtsandScienceshasestablishedProceduresforinvestigating
violationsoftheUniversitysPolicyonSexualandGenderBasedHarassment,theCollege
remainsresponsibleforstudentdisciplinethroughtheAdministrativeBoard.Anydisciplinary
proceedingsagainstaCollegestudentbasedonallegationsofaviolationofthePolicymust
beconductedinamannerconsistentwiththeUniversityProcedures.Thedisciplinary
proceduresthatapplytoallegationsofsexualorgenderbasedharassmentbroughtagainst
anyundergraduatestudentmaybefoundinfullhere.

AcademicReview

Finally,whentheBoardreviewsallunsatisfactoryrecordsattheendofeachtermandthe
AllstonBurrAssistantDeansandResidentDeansofFreshmenpresenteachsuchrecordwith
adescriptionofthefactorsleadingtoit,thesepresentations,too,arebasedontheir
conversationswiththestudentsandusuallyincludesupportingorexplanatoryinformation
fromthecourseinstructorsorthestudentsadvisers.
ReconsiderationandAppeals

Incasesthatdonotinvolvesexualorgenderbasedharassment,astudentmayaskthatany
decisionoftheAdministrativeBoardbereconsideredwhenthereisadditionalornewrelevant
informationavailableorthereisreasonableevidenceofaproceduralerror.Astudenthasthe
optiontoappealsomedisciplinarydecisionsoftheAdministrativeBoardintheFaculty
Council.InformationonthisprocessmaybeobtainedfromthestudentsAllstonBurrAssistant
Dean,ResidentDeanofFreshmen,theSecretaryoftheAdministrativeBoard(UniversityHall,
GroundFloor),ortheSecretaryoftheFaculty(UniversityHall,FirstFloor).

Appealsinvolvingcasesofsexualorgenderbasedharassmentaredescribedinthe
UniversityProceduresaswellasintheFASProcedures.

ActionsoftheAdministrativeBoard

Itshouldbenotedthatastudentisconsideredingoodstandingwhenheorsheisnoton
probationandhasnotbeenrequiredtowithdraw,dismissed,orexpelledfromtheCollegefor
eitheracademicordisciplinaryreasons.Warningsandadmonitionsdonotaffectastudents
goodstanding.

Indisciplinarycases,iftheBoarddeterminesthatwrongdoingoccurred,itmaytakethe
followingactions:

1.WarnorAdmonish:areprimandtoastudentwhosebehaviorviolatestherulesor
standardsofconductofthecommunity.Awarningbecomespartofthestudentsofficial
record,butisnotconsideredaformaldisciplinaryaction.

3.DisciplinaryProbation:astrongwarningtoastudentwhoseconductgivesseriouscause
forconcern.ProbationisaformaldisciplinaryactionoftheCollegeandbecomespartofthe
studentsofficialrecord.

Duringtheperiodoftime(tobespecifiedbytheBoard)thatastudentisonprobation,any
furtherinstanceofmisconductwillcausetheBoardseriouslytoconsiderrequiringthestudent
towithdrawfromtheCollege.Astudentonprobationmustbeespeciallyconscientiousabout
hisorherbehaviorandresponsibilities.Iftheoffenseisrelatedtoparticipationin
extracurricularactivity,theBoardmayatitsdiscretionrestrictsuchparticipationincasesin
whichmanagementoftimeappearstocontributetotheproblem,theBoardmayrequirethat
thestudentobtaintheBoardspermissionforparticipationineachindividualactivity.The
Boardmayalsoattachadditionalrequirementstoprobation.ItistheBoardshopethatthe
structureimposedbyprobationwillhelpthestudentamendhisorherconductsoastomeet
thestandardsofthiscommunity.Failuretodosoisagravematter,ordinarilyleadingtofurther
disciplinaryaction,includingrequirementtowithdraw.Astudentplacedondisciplinary
probationisordinarilyrelievedofprobationattheendofasetperiodoftime(specifiedbythe
Boardinitsdecision),ifheorshehasmaintainedsatisfactoryconduct.

Astudentonprobationmaynotreceiveadegreeuntilsheorhehasbeenrelievedof
probationbytheAdministrativeBoard.

4.RequirementtoWithdrawforDisciplinaryReasons:actiontakeninseriousdisciplinary
casesindicatingthatthestudentsbehaviorisunacceptableinthiscommunity.Requirement
towithdrawisaformaldisciplinaryactionoftheCollegeandbecomespartofthestudents
officialrecord.Requirementtowithdrawordinarilyiseffectiveimmediatelyuponvoteofthe
AdministrativeBoard.

Forstudentswhohavebeenrequiredtowithdraw,therulesregardingfinancialaidand
financialobligations(roomrent,board,etc.)arethesameasforundergraduateswhogoon
leaveofabsence(seeStudents'FinancialObligations).Studentswhoarerequiredto
withdrawfromtheUniversityarenotentitledtoanidentificationcarduntiltheyhavebeen
officiallyreadmitted(seealsoHarvardUniversityIdentificationCards).

Astudentwhoisrequiredtowithdrawfordisciplinaryreasonsisnotingoodstandinguntil
readmitted,andmaynotparticipateinanyacademicexercisesorextracurricularactivities.A
studentmaynotreceiveadegreeuntilheorshehasbeenreadmittedtogoodstandinginthe
College.Inordertobereadmitted,thestudentordinarilymusthavebeenawayfromthe
Collegeforatleastonebutordinarilytwoormorefulltermsandmusthaveshownan
acceptablerecordofperformanceduringasubstantialperiod(atleastsixconsecutive
months)ofregularemployment.Employmentmustbefulltime,paid,supervisedand
evaluated,andnotinabusinessownedorcontrolledbythestudentsfamily.Without
exception,studentswhohavebeenrequiredtowithdrawmustpetitiontheBoardtobe
readmittedtotheCollege,andtheBoardsdecisionwilldependonitsjudgmentofthe
studentsreadinesstorejointheCollegecommunity(seealsoReadmissionafterRequirement
toWithdrawforDisciplinaryorAcademicReasons).Astudentwhohastwicebeen
requiredtowithdrawfromtheCollegewillordinarilynotbereadmitted.Nostudentwho
fordisciplinaryreasonshasbeenrequiredtowithdrawforthesecondandfinaltimeor
dismissedfromHarvardCollegemayordinarilyenrollintheHarvardSummerSchool
orintheExtensionSchool.

5.Dismissal:actiontakeninseriousdisciplinarycaseswherebyastudentsconnectionwith
theUniversityisendedbyvoteoftheFacultyCouncil.(TheactiontakenbytheBoardisa
voteofrequirementtowithdrawwitharecommendationtotheFacultyCouncilthatthe
studentbedismissed.)Dismissaldoesnotnecessarilyprecludeastudentsreturn,but
readmissionisgrantedrarelyandonlybyvoteoftheFacultyCouncil.Adismissedstudentis
notingoodstandinguntilreadmitted.

6.Expulsion:themostextremedisciplinaryactionpossible.Itsignifiesthatthestudentisno
longerwelcomeinthecommunity.ExpulsionmustbevotedbytheFacultyCouncil.(The
actiontakenbytheBoardisavoteofrequirementtowithdrawwitharecommendationtothe
FacultyCouncilthatthestudentbeexpelled.)Astudentwhoisexpelledcanneverbe
readmittedandrestoredtogoodstanding.

IncasesofacademicreviewtheAdministrativeBoardcantakeanyofthefollowingactions:

1.AcademicProbation:aseriouswarningtoastudentwhoseacademicperformanceforthe
termisunsatisfactory.AcademicprobationisaformalactionoftheAdministrativeBoardand
becomespartofthestudentsofficialrecord.

Duringthetimethatastudentisonacademicprobation,anyfurtherinstanceofunsatisfactory
academicprogresswillcausetheAdministrativeBoardtogiveseriousconsiderationto
requiringthestudenttowithdrawfromtheCollege,ordinarilyfortwoterms.Astudenton
probationmustattendallclassesandbeespeciallyconscientiousaboutallacademic
responsibilities.Iftheunsatisfactoryacademicrecordisrelatedtoparticipationin
extracurricularactivity,theAdministrativeBoardmayatitsdiscretionrestrictparticipationin
casesinwhichmanagementoftimeappearstobetheproblem,theAdministrativeBoardmay
requirethestudenttoobtaintheBoardspermissionforparticipationineachindividual
extracurricularactivity.TheBoardmayalsoattachadditionalrequirementstoprobation.Itis
thehopeoftheAdministrativeBoardthatthestructureimposedbyprobationwillhelpthe
studentresumesatisfactoryprogresstowardthedegree.Failureofthestudenttodosoisa
gravematterandwillordinarilyresultinrequirementtowithdraw.

Astudentplacedonprobationforacademicreasonsisrelievedofprobationattheendofthe
nextcompletedtermiftherecordissatisfactory(includingthepassingofatleastthree
courses).Astudentonprobationmaynotreceiveadegreeuntilsheorhehasbeenrelieved
ofprobationbytheAdministrativeBoard.
2.RequirementtoWithdrawforAcademicReasons:actionthatmaybetakeninthefollowing
circumstancesreflectingtheBoardsjudgmentthattherecordindicatesthatthestudent
shouldbegiventimetoreassesshisorheracademicgoalsandplans:

inthecaseofastudentwhohasfailedtohaveasatisfactoryrecordfortwoconsecutive
terms
atanyreturnofgradesinthecaseofanystudent,whetherornotpreviouslyon
probation,whoserecordfailstomeettheminimumrequirements(seealsoMinimum
Requirements)
inthecaseofseriousneglectofworkfollowedbyanunsatisfactoryrecordinanyterm,
eventhoughthestudenthasmettheminimumrequirements.
RequirementtowithdrawforacademicreasonsisaformalactionoftheCollegeand
becomespartofthestudentsofficialrecord.

Studentswhohavebeenrequiredtowithdrawforacademicreasonsshouldconsultclosely
withtheirAllstonBurrAssistantDeanorResidentDeanofFreshmenregardingfinancialaid
andfinancialobligations(roomrent,board,etc.),whichvaryincertainrespectsfromthe
obligationsforundergraduateswhogoonleaveofabsenceorwhoarerequiredtowithdraw
fordisciplinaryreasons.StudentswhoarerequiredtowithdrawfromtheUniversityarenot
entitledtoanidentificationcarduntiltheyhaveofficiallybeenreadmitted(seealsoHarvard
UniversityIdentificationCards).

Astudentwhoisrequiredtowithdrawforacademicreasonsisnotingoodstanding,andmay
notparticipateinanyacademicexercisesorextracurricularactivities.Astudentmaynot
receiveadegreeuntilheorshehasbeenreadmittedtogoodstandingintheCollege.Atthe
endoftheperiodofwithdrawal,thestudentmaybereadmittedon(academic)probation,and
relievedofprobationattheendofthattermprovidedtherecordissatisfactory(includingthe
passingofatleastthreecourses).Inordertobereadmitted,thestudentordinarilymusthave
beenawayfromtheCollegeforatleastonebutordinarilytwoormorefulltermsandmust
haveshownanacceptablerecordofperformanceduringasubstantialperiod(atleastsix
consecutivemonths)offulltimepaidemployment.Employmentmustbefulltime,paid,
supervised,andevaluated,andnotinabusinessownedorcontrolledbythestudentsfamily.

Withoutexception,studentswhohavebeenrequiredtowithdrawmustpetitiontheBoardto
bereadmittedtotheCollege,andtheBoardsdecisionwilldependonitsjudgmentofthe
studentsreadinesstorejointheCollegecommunity(seealsoReadmissionafterRequirement
toWithdrawforDisciplinaryorAcademicReasons).Astudentwhohastwicebeenrequiredto
withdrawfromtheCollegewillordinarilynotbereadmitted.AlthoughExclusionfroma
CourseisanactiontheBoardwillhavetakenpriortoacademicreview,suchevidenceof
neglectofworkresultinginafailinggradeweighsheavilyintheBoardsconsiderationofand
responsetounsatisfactoryrecords.

Shouldafirstunsatisfactoryrecordresultfromespeciallycompellingandwelldocumented
extenuatingcircumstances,theBoardcoulddecidetoTakeNoActionandwarnastudent
abouthisorheracademicrecordinsteadofplacinghimorheronacademicprobation.
However,anunsatisfactoryrecordremainssoregardlessoftheactiontakenbytheBoard.
Thereforeallstudentswhohaveanunsatisfactoryrecordmusttakecaretoensurethatthey
earnallsatisfactorygradesduringtheirnexttermintheCollegeorasecondunsatisfactory
recordmayresultinarequirementtowithdraw.

AdministrativeBoardActionsandLettersofRecommendation

TheAdministrativeBoardhasadoptedthefollowingpolicywithregardtorecommendations
forstudentsthatareprovidedonbehalfofHarvardCollege.

1.AllstonBurrAssistantDeans,ResidentDeansofFreshmen,andthoseactingontheir
behalfwillanswerhonestlyandfullyallquestionsaskedofthemonadmissionsand
fellowshipapplications.
2.AllstonBurrAssistantDeans,ResidentDeansofFreshmen,andthoseactingontheir
behalfwilladvisestudentsoftheirresponsibilitytoanswerhonestlyandfullyall
questionsaskedonadmissionsandfellowshipapplications.
3.Anyrequirementtowithdrawforacademicreasonsmustalwaysbementionedinall
recommendationsforstudentsprovidedonbehalfofHarvardCollege.
4.Anyrequirementtowithdraworprobationfordisciplinaryreasonsmustalwaysbe
mentionedinallrecommendationsforstudentsprovidedonbehalfofHarvardCollege.
5.AllstonBurrAssistantDeans,ResidentDeansofFreshmen,andthoseactingontheir
behalfwillamendanylettersofrecommendationprovidedonbehalfofHarvardCollege
toreflectanychangeinastudentsstatus.
6.Everyrecommendationmentioningoneormoreactionstakenfordisciplinaryor
academicreasonswillstatethatdoingsoismandatedbyCollegepolicy.Theletterswill
placesuchactionsinthecontextofthestudentsoverallundergraduateexperienceat
Harvard.
7.Ifadisciplinarymatterispendingatthetimealetterofrecommendationisprepared,the
letterwillstatethatadisciplinarymatterispending,andthatthisisbeingreportedasa
matterofCollegepolicy.

ReadmissionafterRequirementtoWithdrawforDisciplinaryorAcademicReasons

Studentswhohavebeenrequiredtowithdrawwillbereadmittedonlyiftheycanpresent
convincingevidencethattheyarelikelytoachievegoodstandingwithrespecttoboththeir
academicrecordandconductifgivenasecondopportunitytostudyatHarvard.Inallsuch
casesthestudentmustpetitiontheAdministrativeBoardtobereadmittedtotheCollege,and
theBoardsdecisionwilldependonitsjudgmentofthestudentsreadinesstoresumehisor
herstudiesandtorejointheCollegecommunity.

Studentsrequiredtowithdrawshouldnotassumethatreadmissionisautomatic.Rather,they
mustfulfilltothesatisfactionoftheAdministrativeBoardtheFacultysandtheBoards
minimumrequirementsforreadmissionlistedbelow,andtheymustalsomeetanyspecial
requirementssetbytheAdministrativeBoardorHonorCouncilanddescribedintheletter
sentthembytheAllstonBurrAssistantDeanorResidentDeanofFreshmenwhentheywere
requiredtowithdraw.Examplesofsuchadditional,specialrequirementsare(1)aspecified
levelofachievementinasessionoftheHarvardSummerSchool,and(2)morethantwo
termsspentawayfromtheCollegeandtheHarvardcampus.Incertaincases,astudentmay
alsoberequestedtoconsultwithHarvardUniversityHealthServicespriortoreturn.The
AdministrativeBoardwillnotordinarilyapprovethereturnofastudentforthefalltermwhose
experienceintheHarvardSummerSchoolintheprevioussummerhasbeenunsuccessfulor
unsatisfactory.Ifastudentisinanydoubtastotherequirementsforherorhisreadmission
followingarequirementtowithdraw,itisthestudentsresponsibilitytocontacttheAllstonBurr
AssistantDeanorResidentDeanofFreshmenforclarification.

StudentsrequestreadmissionthroughtheirAllstonBurrAssistantDeanorResidentDeanof
Freshmen,whopresentthestudentspetitionstotheAdministrativeBoard.Apetitionfor
readmissionisnotnormallyconsideredbeforeDecemberorMaypriortothetermforwhich
readmissionissought,andthepetitionmustordinarilybefiledatleasttwelveweeksin
advanceofthebeginningofthetermforwhichthestudentseeksreadmission.Earlier
deadlinesforhousingandfinancialaidapplicationswillpertaineventhoughpetitions
forreadmissioncannotbeconsideredbeforeDecemberorMay.

Minimumgeneralprerequisitesforreadmissionare:

1.Aspecifiedperiodoftime(attheveryleast,onefullterm)spentawayfromHarvard
CollegeandUniversityproperty.
2.BothresidenceandemploymentawayfromtheHarvardcampusfortheperiodof
withdrawalpriortoreadmissionunlessotherarrangementshavebeenspecially
approvedinadvancebytheAdministrativeBoard.
3.Anacceptablerecordofperformanceforaminimumofsixmonthsofcontinuous,
regular,fulltimepaidemploymentatonenonacademicjob,withasuitableletterof
recommendationfromtheemployeroremploymentsupervisor.
4.Asatisfactorystandardofconductduringtheperiodsincethestudentwasrequiredto
withdraw.
5.Indicationthatthestudenthasanunderstandingofthereasonsforpreviousdifficulties
intheCollege,particularlythoserelatedtohisorherrequirementtowithdraw.
6.Assurancethatthestudenthasadequatemotivationforresumingacademicworkand
anappropriateprogramofstudyinmind.

Note:StudentswhothroughtheirowndecisionoractionoftheAdministrativeBoardhave
beenawayfromCollegeforfiveormoreyearsmustpetitiontheBoardforpermissionto
register.ThoseplanningtoreturntotheCollegeafteranabsenceoffiveormoreyearswill
notordinarilybeeligibleforscholarshipaidfrominstitutionalsources.Petitionstoreturnafter
anintervaloffiveormoreyearsmustincludeevidenceoffinancialresourcesnecessaryto
meetallCollegeexpenses.

TheStudentFacultyJudicialBoard
In1987,recognizingthattherearesomeissuesthattheAdministrativeBoardsstandard
procedurescouldnotaddressappropriately,theFacultyestablishedtheStudentFaculty
JudicialBoardtohearthosedisciplinarycasesforwhichthereisnoclearFacultylegislation
oracceptedprecedentwithinthiscommunityforresponse.TheJudicialBoardhearsonly
disciplinarycasesandhasnoauthorityoveradministrativepetitionsoracademicreview.It
usesthesamerangeofsanctionsemployedbytheAdministrativeBoard.Studentsmayget
moreinformationabouttheJudicialBoardfromtheAllstonBurrAssistantDeansorResident
DeansofFreshmenortheFacultyofArtsandSciencespamphlet,StudentFacultyJudicial
Board,availablefromtheOfficeoftheSecretaryoftheFaculty,UniversityHall,GroundFloor.

MembersoftheJudicialBoard

AswiththeAdministrativeBoard,themembershipoftheJudicialBoardreflectsitsmission:
sincedecisionsofthisBoardwillbecometouchstonesofcommunitystandards,the
membershiprepresentsthecommunityatlarge.Thus,theJudicialBoardhastwelvevoting
memberssixfacultymembersandsixstudentswhoarechosenbylotaccordingto
guidelinesensuringthediversityanddistributionofmembership.Inaddition,theDeanof
HarvardCollegeandtheAdministrativeDeanoftheGraduateSchoolofArtsandSciences
areexofficiononvotingmembers.

AdmissionMaterials
Occasionallycandidatesforadmissionmakeinaccurateorincompletestatementsorsubmit
falsematerialsinconnectionwiththeirapplications.Inmostcases,thesemisrepresentations
oromissionsarediscoveredduringtheadmissionprocessandtheapplicationisrejected.Ifa
misrepresentationoromissionisdiscoveredafterastudenthasregistered,orregisteredand
completedcourses,theofferofadmissionordinarilywillberescinded,thecoursecreditand
gradeswillberevoked,andthestudentwillberequiredtoleavetheCollege.Ifdiscovery
occursafteradegreehasbeenawarded,theofferofadmissionordinarilywillberescinded,
andthecoursecredit,grades,anddegreewillberevoked.Suchcasesmaybereferredtothe
CommitteeonAdmissionsandFinancialAidratherthantotheAdministrativeBoardof
HarvardCollege.

TheHarvardCollegeHonorCouncil
MembersoftheHonorCouncil

HonorCouncilCases

ProceduresoftheHonorCouncil

ActionsoftheHonorCouncil

ReadmissionafterRequirementtoWithdrawforDisciplinaryorAcademicReasons

HonorCouncilActionsandLettersofRecommendation

TheHarvardCollegeHonorCouncilwasestablishedbytheFacultyofArtsandSciencesin
2014.TheCouncilsauthoritytohandleallundergraduatedisciplinarycasesinvolvingthe
HonorCodeandrulesonAcademicIntegrityandAcademicDishonestyderivedirectlyfrom
theFaculty.AllmeetingsanddiscussionsoftheHonorCouncilareconfidential.

ItisthepolicyoftheFacultythatwhileevaluationofacademicworkisentirelyinthehandsof
theinstructor,questionsofacademichonestyareadjudicatedbytheHonorCouncil.Students
havearighttoexpectthatgradingwillnotbeusedaspunishmentforallegedacademic
dishonestythathasnotbeenconfirmedbytheHonorCouncil.StudentsmayasktheCouncil,
throughtheirResidentDeanofFreshmanorAllstonBurrAssistantDean,toinvestigateand
resolveinformalallegationsofacademicdishonestythathavenotbeenbroughttothe
Councilsattentionbyafacultymember.

MembersoftheHonorCouncil

TheHonorCouncilismadeupofanequalnumberofHarvardCollegeundergraduatesand
FASFacultymembers,administrators,andGSASteachingfellows.Membersareselectedto
representtheacademiccommunityasbroadlyaspossible.

HonorCouncilCases

TheHonorCouncilhandlesdisciplinarycasesthatstemfromapotentialviolationoftheHonor
CodeorrulesonAcademicIntegrityandAcademicDishonesty.Theseincludepotential
plagiarism,inappropriatecollaboration,examcheatingandcopying,andotherviolationsof
theHonorCodeorrulesonAcademicIntegrityandAcademicDishonesty.

ConcernsaboutviolationsoftheHonorCodeorrulesonAcademicIntegrityandAcademic
DishonestymaybereferredtotheCouncilbyanymemberofthecommunity,includingan
undergraduatestudent,memberoftheFaculty,otherofficeroftheUniversity,staffmember,or
othercommunitymember.AcomplaintorchargecanbemadeinwritingdirectlytotheHonor
CouncilortotheAllstonBurrAssistantDeanorResidentDeanofFreshmen,ortheDeanof
HarvardCollege.AllcomplaintsmustbereferredtotheHonorCouncil.

Ifitisdeterminedthatapotentialdisciplinarymatterismostappropriatelyhandledbythe
course,theCouncilmayreturnthecasetothecourseforLocalSanctions.Pleasesee
ActionsoftheCouncilforamorecompleteexplanationofLocalSanctions.

CasesinvolvingviolationoftheHonorCodeorrulesonAcademicIntegrityandAcademic
DishonestyareordinarilyhandledbytheHonorCouncilasquicklyasisreasonablypossible,
giventheCouncilsscheduleandtheneedtoinvestigatematterscarefully.(TheCouncildoes
notmeetduringthesummer.)Adisciplinarymatterconcerningastudentonleaveofabsence
willalsobehandledasquicklyaspossible,andnostudentonaleaveofabsencewillbe
allowedtoregisteruntilanypendingdisciplinarymatterhasbeenresolved.Inthecaseof
allegedseriouscriminalbehavior,theCollegemayplaceastudentinvoluntarilyonaleaveof
absence.Studentsareexpectedtocomplywithalldisciplinaryrulesfrommatriculationuntil
theconferringofthedegree.Adegreewillnotbegrantedtoastudentwhoisnotingood
standingoragainstwhomadisciplinarychargeispending.

ProceduresoftheHonorCouncil

TheHonorCouncilpublishesitsprocedurestoprovidemembersoftheHarvardCollege
communitywithaguidetoitswork.ThoseproceduresarepresentedontheHonorCouncils
website.

ActionsoftheHonorCouncil

Inmakingadecision,theCouncilisguidedbytheeducationaldevelopmentofthestudent
andthestandardsoftheacademiccommunityassetforthintheHonorCode.Itshouldbe
notedthatastudentisconsideredingoodstandingwhenheorsheisnotonprobationand
hasnotbeenrequiredtowithdraw,dismissed,orexpelledfromtheCollegeforeither
academicordisciplinaryreasons.Warningsandadmonitionsdonotaffectastudentsgood
standing.

IftheCouncildeterminesthattheHonorCodeorrulesonAcademicIntegrityandAcademic
Dishonestyhavebeenviolated,itmaytakethefollowingactions:

1.WarnorAdmonish:areprimandtoastudentwhosebehaviorviolatestherulesor
standardsofconductofthecommunity.Awarningbecomespartofthestudentsofficial
record,butisnotconsideredaformaldisciplinaryaction.

2.ExclusionfromaCourse:anotationofEXLDonthetranscript,indicatingthatthestudent
wasnotpermittedtocontinueinthecourseandreceivednocredit.Exclusionfromacourseis
equivalentinallrespectstofailingitandinandofitselfmakesthestudent'srecordforthe
termunsatisfactory.

3.ReferralforLocalSanctions:areferraltothefacultymemberteachingthecourseinwhich
thefindingofacademicdishonestywasmadewitharecommendationthat"localsanctions"
(forexample:mandatorytutoring,acoursewarning,anungradedreworkoftheassignmentin
question,agradepenalty,orafailurefortheassignment)areappropriate.Suchsanctionswill
beimposedatthediscretionofthefacultymemberinconsultationwiththeCouncil.

4.DisciplinaryProbation:astrongwarningtoastudentwhoseconductgivesseriouscause
forconcern.ProbationisaformaldisciplinaryactionoftheCollegeandbecomespartofthe
studentsofficialrecord.

Duringtheperiodoftime(tobespecifiedbytheCouncil)thatastudentisonprobation,any
furtherinstanceofmisconductwillcausetheCouncilorAdministrativeBoardseriouslyto
considerrequiringthestudenttowithdrawfromtheCollege.Astudentonprobationmustbe
especiallyconscientiousabouthisorherbehaviorandresponsibilities.Iftheoffenseisrelated
toparticipationinextracurricularactivity,theCouncilmayatitsdiscretionrestrictsuch
participationincasesinwhichmanagementoftimeappearstocontributetotheproblem,the
CouncilmayrequirethatthestudentobtaintheCouncilspermissionforparticipationineach
individualactivity.TheCouncilmayalsoattachadditionalrequirementstoprobation.

ItistheCouncilshopethatthestructureimposedbyprobationwillhelpthestudentadjusthis
orherconductsoastomeetthestandardsoftheHonorCodeandthecommunity.Failureto
dosoisagravematter,ordinarilyleadingtofurtherdisciplinaryaction,includingrequirement
towithdraw.Astudentplacedondisciplinaryprobationisrelievedofprobationbypetitioning
theCouncilattheendoftheprobationaryperiod.Forthepetitioningprocedures,pleasesee
theHonorCouncilwebsite.

Astudentonprobationmaynotreceiveadegreeuntilsheorhehasbeenrelievedof
probationbytheCouncil.

5.RequirementtoWithdrawforDisciplinaryReasons:actiontakeninseriousdisciplinary
casesindicatingthatthestudentsbehaviorisunacceptableinthiscommunity.Requirement
towithdrawisaformaldisciplinaryactionoftheCollegeandbecomespartofthestudents
officialrecord.Requirementtowithdrawordinarilyiseffectiveimmediatelyuponvoteofthe
HonorCouncil.

Forstudentswhohavebeenrequiredtowithdraw,therulesregardingfinancialaidand
financialobligations(roomrent,board,etc.)arethesameasforundergraduateswhogoon
leaveofabsence(seeStudents'FinancialObligations).Studentswhoarerequiredto
withdrawfromtheUniversityarenotentitledtoanidentificationcarduntiltheyhavebeen
officiallyreadmitted(seealsoHarvardUniversityIdentificationCards).

Astudentwhoisrequiredtowithdrawfordisciplinaryreasonsisnotingoodstandinguntil
readmitted,andmaynotparticipateinanyacademicexercisesorextracurricularactivities.A
studentmaynotreceiveadegreeuntilheorshehasbeenreadmittedtogoodstandinginthe
College.Inordertobereadmitted,thestudentordinarilymusthavebeenawayfromthe
Collegeforatleastonebutordinarilytwoormorefulltermsandmusthaveshownan
acceptablerecordofperformanceduringasubstantialperiod(atleastsixconsecutive
months)ofregularemployment.Employmentmustbefulltime,paid,supervisedand
evaluated,andnotinabusinessownedorcontrolledbythestudentsfamily.Without
exception,studentswhohavebeenrequiredtowithdrawmustpetitiontheAdministrative
BoardtobereadmittedtotheCollege,andtheBoardsdecisionwilldependonitsjudgmentof
thestudentsreadinesstorejointheCollegecommunity(seealsoReadmissionafter
RequirementtoWithdrawforDisciplinaryorAcademicReasons).Studentswhoare
petitioningforreadmissionshouldconsultcloselywiththeirResidentDeanofFreshmenor
AllstonBurrAssistantDean,whowillbringthestudentspetitiontotheAdministrativeBoard.
AstudentwhohastwicebeenrequiredtowithdrawfromtheCollegewillordinarilynotbe
readmitted.Nostudentwhofordisciplinaryreasonshasbeenrequiredtowithdrawforthe
secondandfinaltimeordismissedfromHarvardCollegemayordinarilyenrollintheHarvard
SummerSchoolorintheExtensionSchool.

6.Dismissal:actiontakeninseriousdisciplinarycaseswherebyastudentsconnectionwith
theUniversityisendedbyvoteoftheFacultyCouncil.(TheactiontakenbytheHonorCouncil
isavoteofrequirementtowithdrawwitharecommendationtotheFacultyCouncilthatthe
studentbedismissed.)Dismissaldoesnotnecessarilyprecludeastudentsreturn,but
readmissionisgrantedrarelyandonlybyvoteoftheFacultyCouncil.Adismissedstudentis
notingoodstandinguntilreadmitted.

7.Expulsion:themostextremedisciplinaryactionpossible.Itsignifiesthatthestudentisno
longerwelcomeinthecommunity.ExpulsionmustbevotedbytheFacultyCouncil.(The
actiontakenbytheHonorCouncilisavoteofrequirementtowithdrawwitha
recommendationtotheFacultyCouncilthatthestudentbeexpelled.)Astudentwhois
expelledcanneverbereadmittedandrestoredtogoodstanding.

ReconsiderationandAppeals

Astudentmayrequestthather/hiscasebereconsideredwhenthereisadditionalornew
relevantinformationavailableorthereisreasonableevidenceofaproceduralerror.A
studenthastheoptiontoappealsomedisciplinarydecisionsoftheHonorCounciltothe
FacultyCouncil.InformationonthisprocessmaybeobtainedfromthestudentsAllstonBurr
AssistantDean,ResidentDeanofFreshmen,theOfficeofAcademicIntegrityandStudent
Conduct(UniversityHall,GroundFloor),ortheSecretaryoftheFaculty(UniversityHall,First
Floor).

ReadmissionafterRequirementtoWithdrawbytheHonorCouncilforDisciplinary
Reason

Withoutexception,studentswhohavebeenrequiredtowithdrawmustpetitionthe
AdministrativeBoardtobereadmittedtotheCollege,andtheBoardsdecisionwilldependon
itsjudgmentofthestudentsreadinesstorejointheCollegecommunity(seealso
ReadmissionafterRequirementtoWithdrawforDisciplinaryorAcademicReasons).Students
whoarepetitioningforreadmissionshouldconsultcloselywiththeirResidentDeanof
FreshmenorAllstonBurrAssistantDean,whowillbringthestudentspetitiontothe
AdministrativeBoard.

HonorCouncilActionsandLettersofRecommendation

TheHonorCouncilhasadoptedthefollowingpolicywithregardtorecommendationsfor
studentsthatareprovidedonbehalfofHarvardCollege.

1.AllstonBurrAssistantDeans,ResidentDeansofFreshmen,andthoseactingontheir
behalfwillanswerhonestlyandfullyallquestionsaskedofthemonadmissionsand
fellowshipapplications.
2.AllstonBurrAssistantDeans,ResidentDeansofFreshmen,andthoseactingontheir
behalfwilladvisestudentsoftheirresponsibilitytoanswerhonestlyandfullyall
questionsaskedonadmissionsandfellowshipapplications.
3.Anyrequirementtowithdraworprobationfordisciplinaryreasonsmustalwaysbe
mentionedinallrecommendationsforstudentsprovidedonbehalfofHarvardCollege.
4.AllstonBurrAssistantDeans,ResidentDeansofFreshmen,andthoseactingontheir
behalfwillamendanylettersofrecommendationprovidedonbehalfofHarvardCollege
toreflectanychangeinastudentsstatus.
5.Everyrecommendationmentioningoneormoreactionstakenfordisciplinaryreasons
willstatethatdoingsoismandatedbyCollegepolicy.Theletterswillplacesuchactions
inthecontextofthestudentsoverallundergraduateexperienceatHarvard.
6.Ifadisciplinarymatterispendingatthetimealetterofrecommendationisprepared,the
letterwillstatethatadisciplinarymatterispending,andthatthisisbeingreportedasa
matterofCollegepolicy.

LifeintheHarvardCommunity
ResidentialLife

PoliciesGoverningEnrollmentandResidencyintheHousesandDormitories

PolicyRegardingUndergraduateOrganizations

RegulationsforIndependentStudentOrganizations

ResidentialLife
OfficeofStudentLife
UniversityHall,GroundFloor
www.osl.fas.harvard.edu
Tel:6174951558Fax:6174951719
Mon.Fri.,9am5pm

TheOfficeofStudentLife,inpartnershipwiththeFreshmanDeansOfficeandHousesystem,
aimstopromotealivinglearningcommunitythatsupportstheintellectualandeffectivegrowth
ofHarvardundergraduates.Theofficealsoprovideshousingformsandinformationaboutall
undergraduatehousing,andadministerssystemwidepoliciesandproceduresrelatedto
housing.

OnCampusHousing
OnCampusHousing:TheSystemandAssignments

AllfreshmenareassignedtodormitoriesbytheFreshmanDeansOfficeduringthesummer
monthspriortotheirenrollment.TheyliveinoneofseventeendormitoriesinornearHarvard
YardandtaketheirmealsinAnnenbergHall.Thedormitoriesaredividedintofourareas,
eachheadedbyaResidentDean.TheseDeans,eachwithastaffoftwoseniorproctorsand
severalresidentproctors,overseetheacademicprogressandpersonalwelfareofthe
studentsintheirarea.TheDeanofFreshmenandhisstaffcoordinateandmonitorthis
systemthroughtheFreshmanDeansOfficeat6PrescottStreet.

Eachspring,currentfreshmenareassignedtooneofthetwelveresidentialHousesbya
randomlotterysystem.Thefeaturesoftheprocessarepublicizedwellinadvanceofthe
lotterysadministrationbytheOfficeofStudentLife,UniversityHall,GroundFloor.

ResidentupperclassstudentsliveinoneofthetwelveresidentialHouses.TheHouseSystem
istheproductofthevisionofAbbottLawrenceLowell,presidentofHarvardfrom1909to
1933,andisbasedonthemodelofOxfordandCambridgeColleges.EachHouse
accommodates360490studentsandhasadininghall,commonrooms,andfacilitiesfor
academic,recreational,andculturalactivities.HouseMastersareresponsiblefortheoverall
managementandwellbeingoftheHousecommunity.AsmembersofitsSeniorCommon
Room,eachHousealsohasanAllstonBurrAssistantDean,facultyassociates,tutors,and
affiliates,someofwhomresideintheHouse.Studentswithquestionsaboutthetutorsroles
shouldconsultthejobdescriptionsintheHouseOffices.Aprogramofseminars,social
serviceactivities,plays,concerts,lectures,specialdinnersandpartiesissponsoredbyeach
House.Housesalsofieldavarietyofsportsteamsthatcompeteinanintramuralprogram.In
effect,eachHouseformsasmallacademicandsocialcommunitywithinthelargercontextof
theCollegeandUniversity.AthirteenthHouse,DudleyHouse,servesnonresidentstudents
andalsohasgraduatestudentmembers.

Houseaffiliationandresidencefortransferstudentsaredeterminedbyarandomlotteryprior
tothestudentsarrival.

HousingAssignments

TheassignmentofroomsandroommategroupsforfreshmenismadebytheFreshman
DeansOffice.StudentsarenotifiedoftheseassignmentsinAugust.Questionsregarding
freshmanroomassignmentshouldbedirectedtotheFreshmanDeansOffice.

EachHousedeterminestheprocedureforroomassignmentsfortheupperclassstudents
assignedtoit.SophomoresbeginningresidenceinaHousereceiveroomassignmentsafter
roomsarefilledbyseniorsandjuniors.Questionsregardingroomassignmentforan
upperclassstudentshouldbedirectedtotheHouseAdministratoroftheappropriateHouse.

ChangesinroomassignmentwithinafreshmandormitoryorwithinaHousemustbe
approvedbytheappropriatestaff.AstudentmustnotifyhisorherAllstonBurrAssistantDean
orResidentDeanofFreshmenimmediatelyofanychangeinaddress.

TransferringBetweenResidentialHouses
Itisassumedthatstudentswilllive,fortheirthreeupperclassyears,intheHousetowhich
theyareassignedduringtheFreshmanLottery.
Occasionally,however,studentsmayseektotransfertoanotherresidentialHouse.Students
whostartedtheCollegeasfreshmenmaytransferaftercompletingtwotermsofresidencyin
theHousetowhichtheywereassigned.StudentswhotransferredtoHarvardCollegefrom
otherinstitutionsmayapplytotransferafteronetermofresidencyintheHousetowhichthey
wereassigned.Applicationsaremadeinthetermpriortowhenthetransferwouldtakeplace
(e.g.,studentswhowanttotransferinthefallapplyinthespring).SeetheAcademic
Calendarfordates.

RequestsforaninterHousetransferbasedonmedicalreasonsareevaluatedonan
individualbasisthroughouttheyear.PetitionsmustbedirectedtotheAccessibleEducation
Office(AEO).TransfersbetweenHousesformedicalreasonsarerare.

StudentsmaytransferresidencefromtheHousetowhichtheyhavebeenassignedonly
throughtheregulartransferprocessorbyhavingamedicalpetitionapproved.

HousingforStudentsRequiringAccommodation
Accommodationscanbemadeforstudentswithdisabilitiesand/ormedicalconditions.
StudentsrequiringassistanceneedtocommunicatedirectlywiththeAccessibleEducation
Office(AEO)immediatelyfollowingadmission,orassoonastheneedisclinically
documented.Inaddition,studentsbringingmedicalequipmentshouldinformtheAEOto
ensurethatadequateelectricalorotherconsiderationsaremade.Clinicaldocumentation
providedtotheAccessibleEducationOffice(AEO)isalwaysnecessarytorequesthousing
accommodations.SpecificguidelinesforsuchdocumentationmaybeobtainedfromtheAEO
website.TheUniversityreservestherighttochangeapreexistinghousingassignment,even
temporarily,ifadisabilityrelatedlifesafetyconcernexists.

GenderNeutralHousing
Risingsophomores,juniors,andseniorsmayrequesttoformmixedgenderroominggroups.
Alloccupantsmustvoluntarilyagreetothearrangements.Aswithallroominginquiries,
requestsformixedgenderroominggroupsshouldbemadetotheHouseAdministrator,and
willbeaddressedandmanagedonacasebycasebasis,takingintoaccountall
circumstances,includingspaceconstraints.

Formoreinformationaboutthispolicy,contactyourHouseAdministratorortheFreshman
DeansOffice.Ifyouhavegenderbasedneedsthatrequireaccommodationsbeyondthose
offeredbythispolicy,contacttheDirectorofBGLTQStudentLife(6174960335).

MarriedandFamilyStudentHousing
HarvardCollegedoesnotofferundergraduatehousingintheHousesordormstomarried
undergraduatesand/orundergraduateswithfamilies.However,studentswhoaremarried
and/orhavechildrenmaybeeligibleforHarvardaffiliatedhousingthroughHarvardUniversity
Housing(HUH)GiventheleasingperiodforHUHhousing,studentsarestronglyencouraged
tomakesucharequestduringthespringterm(betweenMarch1andMay1iftheyare
requestinghousingforthefollowingacademicyear.Requestscanbemadeatanytime,but
theabilitytoaccommodatesuchrequestsismorelimitedaftertheFebruary1deadline.
RequestsandinquiriesrelatedtothispolicyshouldbedirectedtotheDirectorofHousingand
ResidentialOperations(6174962774).

HousingAlternatives
TheDudleyCooperative
Commuters

StudentsWhoMoveOffCampus

VisitingUndergraduateStudents

WhileHarvardCollegeispredominantlyresidential,somestudentsdonotliveinCollege
housing.Nonresidentstudentsareheldtothesamestandardsofconductrequiredof
studentslivingintheHousesanddormitories.Theyareexpectedtobehaveinamatureand
responsiblemanner,andthatexpectationextendstotheiracademicperformancenolessthan
totheirsocialbehavior.

TheDudleyCooperative

TheDudleyCooperativeprovidesundergraduateswithanalternativetotheresidential
houses.StudentsliveinthetwoCooperativeHouseslocatedonMassachusettsAvenueand
SacramentoStreet.TheDudleyCoopsareasmallcommunityof32.Memberspaya
reducedroomrenttotheUniversityandareresponsiblefortheroomrentuntiltheendofthe
termeveniftheymoveoutoftheDudleyCooperative.Membersalsopayareducedboard
fee.Theselection,preparation,andqualityoffoodaretakenveryseriously.Vegetariansare
easilyaccommodated.Breakfasts,dinners,andweekendbrunchesareprepared
communallylunchesarepreparedindividually.Anumberofadditionalchoresaredivided
amongCoopmemberssuchaskitchenandlivingroomcleaningandfoodbuying.Each
memberofaCoopspendsanaverageofaboutsixhoursperweekonthesechores.
DecisionsabouttherunningoftheCooparemadebyalloftheCoopmembers,apractice
whichhelpstofosterasupportiveandtolerantatmosphere.Thereare29studentrooms,two
tutorrooms,alargeandwellequippedkitchen,andalivingroom.Moreinformationcanbe
obtainedfromtheDudleyHouseoffice.

UndergraduateslivingoffcampusmayelecttobemembersofDudleyHouse,whichalsohas
graduatestudentmembers.Thisoptionhasappealedtoanumberofstudents,including
marriedstudents,upperclassmenreturningfromextendedleavesofabsence,andstudents
whowishtobepartofafullynonresidentialcommunity.

StudentswhoelectmembershipinDudleyHouseareeligibleformealcontractsinDudley
HouseandareincludedinallsocialandculturalactivitiessponsoredbytheHouse.Theyare
deanedbytheAllstonBurrAssistantDeanforDudleyHouseandareadvisedforpurposes
offellowshipandprofessionalschoolapplicationbyDudleyHousetutors.

Commuters

Occasionally,Harvardadmitstothefreshmanclassastudentwhoisgrantednonresident
statusatthetimeofadmission.Thesestudentsareadvisedintheirfreshmanyearbythe
FreshmanDeansOfficeandparticipateintheactivitiesandsocialprogramsoftheYard.
ThesestudentsmaychoosetoliveoncampusassophomoresandwillreceiveaHouse
assignmentfromtheFreshmanLottery.Thosestudentswhocontinuetoliveoffcampuswill
affiliatewithDudleyHouse.

StudentsWhoMoveOffCampus

Allupperclassstudentswhochoosetoliveoffcampusafterhavinglivedintheirassigned
residentialHousemayapplyforaffiliationwithDudleyHouseormayremainaffiliatedwith
theirresidentialHouse.ChoiceofaffiliationmustbeindicatedontheHousingContract
Cancellationform.AllfreshmenwhocompletethefalltermmustentertheFreshmanLottery
toreceiveaHouseassignmentbeforerequestingapprovaltoliveoffcampus.Shouldthey
decidetoliveoffcampusintheirsophomoreyear,theywillautomaticallybeaffiliatedwith
DudleyHouse.StudentswhoelecttoliveintheDudleyCooparerequiredtoaffiliatewith
DudleyHouse.

VisitingUndergraduateStudents

ThosestudentswhoareadmittedtoHarvardasvisitorsforatermorayearareadmittedas
nonresidents.

PoliciesGoverningEnrollmentandResidency
PoliciesGoverningResidentialLife

DisciplinaryActions

RoommateRightsandResponsibilities

Noise

Guests

Smoking

ObsceneorHarassingTelephoneCalls

NonpaymentofTelephoneCalls

OtherResidences

CareofResidentialProperty

MaintenanceandEnergyConservation

Recycling

ResourceConservation

CareofFurnishingsandPersonalProperty

SecurityandAccess

HealthandSafety

FireSafetyRegulations,Instructions,andProcedures

CarbonMonoxide

StorageandVacateProcedures

VehicleRegistrationandGeneralParkingRegulations

PoliciesGoverningResidentialLife

DisciplinaryActions

DisciplinaryactionswithintheHousesanddormitoriesunderCollegesupervisioninclude
admonition,probation,andrequirementtoleavethepremises.Inthelatterinstance,awritten
warningwilldescribewhattheunacceptablebehavioris,thefactthattheHouseMasteror
DeanofFreshmenhastherighttorequirethestudenttoleave,andwhatstepsmustbetaken
bythestudentinordertoremaininresidence.Shouldthestudentbeunableorunwillingto
takethestepstoimprovethesituationandshouldthestudentcontinuetobehaveinamanner
thatisdetrimentaltothewellbeingoftheresidentialcommunity,theHouseMasterorDeanof
Freshmen,inconsultationwiththeDeanoftheCollege,maythenrequirethestudenttoleave
thepremiseseventhoughheorshemaycontinuetobeenrolledintheCollege.Astudent
requiredtoleaveaHouseordormitoryfordisciplinaryreasonswillnotordinarilyhavethe
opportunitytoreturntoaCollegeresidence.

RoommateRightsandResponsibilities

Personalissues,suchasacademicstress,alcoholabuse,depression,andeatingdisorders,
maystrainrelationshipsinalivingsituation.Itisbothastudentsrightandastudents
responsibilitytoseekhelpwhensuchissuesbecomedisruptive.

Studiesonalcoholabuseatcollegesanduniversitiesshowthattherearesignificant
secondaryeffectsforroommatesandfriendsofthosewhodrinkexcessively.Roommatesand
friendsreportthatsometimestheycannotstudyorsleepbecausetheyareworriedwhena
friendgetssodrunkheorshedoesnotreturnhomeuntilthenextmorning.Roommatesoften
babysitforthosewhocannotmakewisechoicesforthemselvesorwhoneedactual
medicalhelpduetointoxication.

Astudentsconcernaboutprotectingaroommatesprivacy,inthisandotherinstances,
shouldnotkeephimorherfromgettingsupportpersonallyorforthatotherperson.Ifa
studentisworriedaboutafriend,ifthisconcernaffectslivinghabits,heorshehastheright
andresponsibilitytoseekhelpbothpersonallyandforthatotherperson.Itmaybethatthe
studentsactionsparestheindividualpainfulconsequencesnoworlater.

Sourcesofhelp:

ProctorordeansattheFreshmanDeansOffice
OfficeofStudentLife
Houseresidenttutor,AllstonBurrAssistantDean,orHouseMaster
CenterforWellness,HUHS,SecondFloor,6174959629
BureauofStudyCounsel,5LindenStreet,6174952581
CounselingandMentalHealthServicesstaff,HUHS,FourthFloor,6174952042
MediationService,5LindenStreet,6174952581

Noise

Everystudentisresponsibleforrespectfultreatmentofneighbors,inthecommunityandin
theresidences.Inadditiontoeverystudentbeingresponsibleforthemaintenanceofgood
orderandreasonablequietinhisorherroom,studentsarealsoresponsibleformaintenance
ofgoodorderandreasonablequietintheneighborhoodsinandaroundcampus.Students
shallatalltimesshowproperregardforothers.Voices,radios,televisions,stereos,musical
instruments,andotheraudioequipmentshallbeadjustedsoasnottodisturbthecommunity.

Guests

AHarvardstudentnotregularlyassignedtoaparticulardormitoryorHousemaynotbe
lodgedinthatdormitoryorHouseformorethanabriefstay.Theconsentofotheroccupants
oftheroomisalwaysrequired.

StudentswhowishtohaveguestswhoarenotHarvardstudentsformorethantwonights
mustfirstalsoobtainpermissionoftheHouseMasterorDeanofFreshmen.Thehostsof
repeatedovernightguestswhoarenotHarvardstudentsmustmaketheirguestspresence
knowntotheBuildingManagerandsecuritypersonnelduetosafetyconsiderations.The
Collegereservestherighttoprohibitovernightguestswhenissuesofsecurityareinvolved.
Foodmaynotbesharedwithorgiventothosewhoarenotonaboardcontractorwhohave
notpaidforthemeal.

GuestMeals

GuestandinterHouserulesforeachHousearedeterminedbytheHouseMasterandthe
HouseCommittee.StudentsmayinvitemembersofotherHousesforanymealatwhich
guestsareallowed.Iftheguestisonboard,therewillnotbeacharge,althoughanHUID
mustbeshown.Guestsnotonamealplanortheirhostsmaypaythetransientratesthatare
postedatthecheckersdesk(cash,BoardPlusandCrimsonCashareacceptedforpayment).

Foodmaynotbesharedwithorgiventothosewhoarenotonaboardcontractorwhohave
notpaidforthemeal.

Smoking

SmokingisprohibitedinallUniversitybuildings.Thisincludes,withoutlimitation,inall
administrative,academic,andresidentialbuildingsandathleticfacilities.Smokingisalso
prohibitedwithin25feetofanyresidentialbuildingaswellasinanyresidentialcourtyardor
breezeway.StudentswhoviolatethispolicymaybebannedfromCollegehousingandalso
mayfacedisciplinarycharges.HarvardUniversityHealthServicesprovideseducationand
assistancetostudentswhowishtostopsmoking.StudentsmaycontactHarvardUniversity
HealthServices,CenterforWellnessat6174959629forfurtherinformation.

ObsceneorHarassingTelephoneCalls

Theplacementofanobsceneorharassingtelephonecallisacriminaloffense,punishableto
thefullextentofthelawinthecourts.Itistreatedasaseriousdisciplinaryissuewithinthe
College.

InformationfromtheHarvardPoliceisavailableintheFreshmanDeansOfficeandtheHouse
Officesforanyonereceivingsuchacall.

NonpaymentofTelephoneBills

ForcallsotherthanCentrexand911,telephoneservicemaybedeactivatedforaccountsthat
havepaymentsoverduebysixtydaysormore.ItisnotpossiblefortheUniversitytodeliver
messagestostudentswhoseservicehasbeendisconnected.Inresponsetotheconcernsof
parentswhomayattempttocallatelephonenumberthathasbeentemporarilydisconnected,
theUniversitywillinformthemthatthelinehasbeendisconnectedfornonpaymentand
advisethemtouseanalternatemeansofcommunication.Lifeordeathemergencieswillbe
referredtotheHarvardPoliceDepartment.TheUniversitydoesnotallowastudentto
graduateuntilallindebtednessissatisfied.

OtherResidences

BecauseCollegehousingislimited,astudentmaynotholdaroominaHouseordormitory
duringtermtimeifitisnothisorhermainresidenceforthatperiod.

CareofResidentialProperty

AspartofthecareofthebuildingsunderCollegesupervision,studentsmustobservethe
followingspecificregulations.

1.Residentsareresponsibleforreportinginwritinganydamagestotheirsuite(beyond
normalwearandtear)totheirBuildingManagerwithinoneweekfollowingregistration.
Anyunreporteddamagesfoundinthesuiteafterthistimewillbeassumedtobethe
responsibilityofthecurrentresidentsofthesuiteandtheywillbetermbilledtopayfor
thecostofanyrepairs.Residentsarenotpermittedtopainttheirroomsorsuites.
Studentswillbechargedontheirtermbillforthefullcosttorepaintasuitetoitsoriginal
color.Dependingonthecolorandtypeofpaintused,thecostcanexceed$200per
wall.
2.Whiledecoratingtheirroomsstudentsmustbecarefulnottoattachanythingtothewalls
ortoothersurfacesinawaythatcausesdamageorleavesanymarks.Uponrequest,
theBuildingManagerwillprovidestudentswithmoldinghooks,oranadhesivegum
(e.g.,Holdit).Studentsareadvisedthatuseofanyothermethods(tape,tacks,nails,
hooks,etc.)willresultinachargeonthetermbill.
3.Theinstallationofanytemporaryroompartitionmustconformwiththeregulations
outlinedintheOfficeofPhysicalResourcesstudentroompartitionpolicyandbe
specificallyauthorizedbytheBuildingManager.Unauthorizedpartitionswillberemoved
immediatelyandthestudentsresponsiblewillbetermbilledforthecostofremovaland
anyrelateddamage.
4.Roomswillbeinspectedperiodicallyduringtheyearandattheendofeachacademic
year.Chargeswillbeleviedforviolationsofrulesandrepair,includingremovalof
excesstrashandscrubbingofheavilysoiledwallsandfloorsthesechargeswillbe
addedtotheoccupantstermbill.Ifinthecourseofperforminginspections,repairsor
maintenanceinastudentsuiteastaffmembercomesacrossaprohibitedcooking
applianceorothersafetyhazard,heorshewillreporttheitemtotheBuildingManager.
TheBuildingManagerwillprovidethestudentwithnoticeoftheviolationandreinspect
theroomwithintwoweekstime.Iftheviolationremainsinthestudentroom,the
BuildingManagerwillremoveanddisposeoftheoffendingapplianceormaterials.

MaintenanceandEnergyConservation

AllbuildingmaintenanceproblemsshouldbereportedtotheBuildingManagersofficeforthe
Houseordormitory.IfthereisasecurityguardondutyintheHousewhentheproblem
occurs,heorsheshouldbenotified.Afterhours,andiftheBuildingManagerisnotavailable,
orincasesofseriousemergency,theproblemshouldbereportedtotheHarvardControl
Centerat6174955560.

Allstudentsareurgedtobeespeciallymindfulofenergyconsumptionasenergycostsarea
significantportionofannualroomfees.Thefollowingsimpleactionswillreduceenergy
consumption:usingcomputerpowermanagementsoftwareandturningoffcomputerswhen
notinuseturningofflightsandotherapplianceswhenlasttoleavearoomclosingwindows
andstormwindowsduringcoldweathermovingfurnitureawayfromradiatorsandadjusting
theradiator(mostradiatorsinHouseshaveadjustablevalvesthatallowcontrolofthelevelof
heatintheroom)toacomfortabletemperature.Occupantsshouldneverturnradiatorvalves
allthewaytotheoffpositionorleavewindowsopenduringcoldweather,sincetheymaybe
heldresponsibleifpipesfreezebecauseoftheseactions.

RoomsintheHousesordormitoriesthatareoverheatedorunusuallycoldshouldbebrought
totheattentionoftheBuildingManagersothatthenecessaryalterationscanbemadeby
FacilitiesMaintenance.SpaceheatersareprohibitedwithoutthepermissionoftheBuilding
Managersincetheyarefirehazardsandexpensivetooperate.

Recycling

RecyclingismandatoryinCambridge.Studentsmustbringalltrashandrecyclablestothe
designatedrecyclingareaineachHouseordormitory,andshoulddosoregularlythroughout
theterm.Materialsshouldbesortedintotrash,mixedpaper,commingledcontainer,and
batteryreceptacles.

Mixedpaperincludesnewspapers,magazines,phonebooks,whiteandcoloredoffice
paper,junkmailwithwindowenvelopes,paperwithmetalstaplesorspiralbindings,
paperwithsmallbitsofadhesivetapeandflattenedcardboard.Themixedpaperbagor
barrelshouldnotcontainfoodwrappers,tissues,cups,pizzaboxes,plasticwrappers,or
trash.Pleasemakeadedicatedefforttoreuseandrecyclepaper,aspaperisamajor
componentofUniversitywaste.
Commingledcontainersincludecans,jars,cardboardbeveragecontainersandbottles
madeofglass,metal,orplastic.Allcapsandlidsshouldbediscarded,andcontainers
shouldbeemptiedandrinsedbeforetheyaredepositedinthereceptacles.Liquids
remainingincontainerssignificantlycomplicaterecyclingandwastedisposal.
Batteriesofanykind,includingthoseforlaptops,cordlessphones,pagers,radios,Walk
mans,etc.mustberecoveredforsafedisposal.IntheYard,batteriescanbeleftatthe
batteryrecyclingbinineachtrash/recyclingroom.IntheHouses,batteriescanbeleftat
theBuildingManagersoffice.

Inadditiontorecycling,studentsareencouragedtoreducewastebypurchasingandprinting
carefullyandreusingpaper,mugs,furnishings,andotherequipment.Directbenefitsof
recyclingtostudentsincludecontributingtoUniversityfinancialsavingswhichcanbe
translatedintostudentprograms,raisingHarvardsstandinginnationalrecycling
competitions,formingsoundhabitsforthefuture,andcontributingtoacleanerandhealthier
world.

ForquestionsaboutrecyclingandwastereductionpleasecalltheUniversityOperations
ServicesRecyclingHotlineat6174953042orrefertotheUniversityOperationsServices
Recycling&SolidWasteRemovalwebsite.

ResourceConservation

UndergraduatesplayakeyroleinUniversityeffortstoreducegreenhousegasemissionsand
movetowardanenvironmentallysustainablecampus.Studentcooperationandleadershipin
areasofenergyusereduction,solidwastereductionandrecyclinghasandwillcontinueto
helpfurtherFASenvironmentalstewardshipgoalsforHousesanddorms.

Undergraduatesinresidenceareurgedtointegrateresourceefficiencyandenvironmental
responsibilityintotheirdailylifeintheHousesanddormitories.Abovementioned
expectationsinclude:recyclingallrecyclablecontainersandpapersproperlydisposingof
toxicmaterialssuchasbatteriesreportingleaksimmediatelyturningofflightsandappliances
whennotinuseandreducingheatwasteinthewinter.Othercommunitystandardsinclude:
usingcomputerpowermanagementsoftwarepurchasingenergyefficientappliancestaking
onlyasmuchfoodasonewilleatinthedininghallandusingwarmorcoldwaterratherthan
hotformostlaundryloads.ConsulttheHarvardGreenCampusInitiativeforfurther
informationoncampusgreeningactivities.

QuestionsaboutrecyclingmaybeaddressedtotheUniversityOperationsRecyclingHotline
at6174953042.

CareofFurnishingsandPersonalProperty

1.StudentsareresponsibleforallUniversityfurnitureprovidedintheirroomsor
apartments.IfstudentsintheHousesordormitoriesdecidenottousesomepiecesof
furniture,theymuststorethemwithinthebuildingatthedirectionoftheHouseBuilding
ManagerorthemanagerofFreshmanDormitories.IntheDeWolfeStreetbuildings,
furniturestorageisnotavailable.Writteninstructionsabouttheprocesswillbemade
availableduringmovein.Studentsarealsoresponsibleforreturninganystoredpieces
totheroombeforetheyvacateit.Failuretodosowillresultinamovingfee.
2.Studentsmayobtainabedboardorbunkbedguardrailforhealthorcomfortfromthe
HouseBuildingManagerorthemanagerofFreshmanDormitories.Thestudentmust
signaformagreeingtobechargedthecostofreplacingthebedboardorbunkbed
guardrailifitisnotreturnedbytheendoftheacademicyear.
3.WaterbedsareprohibitedinCollegebuildings.
4.FurnishingsfortheHouseanddormitorycommonareasmaynotberemovedfor
studentspersonaluse.BuildingManagerswillremovesuchfurnishingsfromstudent
roomswhenfound.Studentswillbeassessedthecostofremovingthearticles,andthe
incidentmaybebroughttotheattentionoftheAdministrativeBoardforappropriate
disciplinaryaction.
5.StudentswhobringarticlesofpersonalpropertyontothepremisesoftheUniversitydo
soattheirownrisk.TheUniversityassumesnoresponsibilityandshallnotbeliablefor
anyarticles,includingmailorparcelssenttostudentsthataredamaged,lost,stolen,or
leftbehindaftervacating.TheUniversityurgesstudentstoleavevaluablesathomeor
toobtainappropriatepropertyinsurance.TheUniversityrecommendsobtainingprivate
insuranceifyourbelongingsarenotcoveredbyyourfamilyshomeownersorrenters
insurancepolicy.YoumaycontacttheOfficeofRiskManagementforadviceregarding
insuranceoptionsavailabletoHarvardstudents.
Retrievalofpersonalproperty(jewelry,contactlenses,etc.)fromsink,shower,toiletand
bathroomdrainsisthefinancialresponsibilityofthestudentrequestingretrieval.Heor
shewillbetermbilled$75forthecostoftheplumberstimenecessarytoretrievethe
object.Thischargeapplieseveniftheplumberisunabletoretrievethelostitem.
6.Studentsmustmaintaintheirpersonalfurnishingsinadecentstateofrepair,and
removethemfromthesuiteatthetimeofvacating.Anyfurnishingsthatmightcausea
firehazardorinjurytothecleaningstaffmustberemovedonrequest.
7.Studentsmaykeeprefrigeratorsintheirroomsforpersonaluseiftheunitsmeetthe
followingspecifications:dimensionsnottoexceed36highx24widex24deep
weightnotgreaterthan85lbs.BuildingManagerswillhavealistofsomemodels
meetingtheguidelines.
8.Itisthestudentsresponsibilitytosupplytheirowntelephoneequipment,ortorentsuch
atthetimetheyapplyforservice.Allsuitesareequippedwithjacksthataccommodate
themodernplugin(modular)cords.
9.Bicycleracksareprovidedforactiveuse,notforlongtermstorage.Bicycleslefton
racksforextendedperiodsoftime,orwhichappeartobeunusablemayberemoved
frombikeracks.CheckwithyourBuildingManagerorQuadBikesforavailabilityof
seasonalstorage.

SecurityandAccess

Fortheprotectionofstudents,theirbelongings,andUniversityproperty,doorsmustbelocked
atalltimes.Studentsareremindedtoalwayslocktheirdoorsevenifleavingtheirroomfora
moment,neverpropopendoors,neverallowvisitorstopiggybackwiththemwhenentering
theirresidencehall,requestthatvisitorsidentifythemselvespriortoopeningthedoor,and
neverleavenotesindicatingonesabsence.Additionalcrimepreventiontipscanbefoundat
theHUPDWebsite.StudentsareencouragedtocalltheHUPDat6174951212ifthey
observesomeoneactinginasuspiciousmanner.

StudentswillbeaskedtosignareceiptforthecodedkeysissuedfortheirHouseordormitory
and,whenapplicable,theirmailbox.Studentsareresponsibleforreturningthesekeys,
ordinarilyinanenvelopeprovidedatthetimetheygiveupoccupancy.Studentsmustrequest
replacementsforlostkeysfromtheBuildingManager.Eachreplacementduringtheterm
costs$10.A$25chargeisassessedforeachkeynotreturnedinthemannerdetailedabove
whenastudentvacatesaroomorsuite.

Whenstudentslosetheirkeysalongwithsomeformofidentification,thelocktotheirsuitewill
ordinarilybechangedassoonasitisfeasibletodoso.Anexceptionwillbemadeinthose
caseswherethereisnopossibilitythatthekeyscanberetrieved.Studentswillbechargeda
feeof$150forthelockchange.ForthosestudentsresidinginDeWolfeapartments,these
chargeswillbeassessedbyHarvardUniversityHousing.

TheUniversitymusthaveaccesstoallstudentsuitesandtheroomswithinthem.Therefore,
studentsareforbiddentoinstalllocksoranyothersecuritydevice(e.g.,slidebolts,drop
chains,hookandeyes)toanydoorsoftheirsuite.
Unauthorizedorinappropriatepossessionofanykeyorpasskey,reproductionofanykeyor
passkey,orinterferencewithlocksorothersecuritydevicesisprohibitedandmakesastudent
liabletodisciplinaryactionbytheAdministrativeBoardand/orcriminalprosecution.

HealthandSafety

1.InaccordancewithCollegefiresafetypolicy,cookingappliancesareprohibitedinany
roomorapartmentnotequippedwithkitchenfacilities.Oneexceptiontothisruleis
madefortheproductcalledMicroFridge,whichcanbepurchasedfromthe
manufacturerwebsite.Models2.9MF7TP,2.9MF7TPSand2.9MF7TPWare
allpermittedinstudentrooms.
2.NostudentmaykeepananimalinabuildingownedorleasedbytheCollegewiththe
exceptionofapprovedserviceanimals.
3.Trashmustbeplacedatalltimesinappropriatecontainers.Studentsarerequiredto
disposeoftheirtrashaccordingtotheparticularguidelinesestablishedforeach
residentialbuildingbytheBuildingManagerandtheCustodialDivision.
4.Nochemicals,solvents,grease,paint,ortoxicorhazardoussubstancesmaybe
disposedofinthesink,toilet,orshowerdrains.StudentsmustcontacttheHouse
BuildingManagerregardingproperdisposalofsuchitems.
5.Studentsarenotallowedontheroofsoranyroofingsurfacesofanybuilding.
6.Studentsarenotallowedonfireescapesexceptinthecaseoffireorotheremergency.
7.Occupantsofroomsmustnotplaceobjects,including,butnotlimitedtoantennae,
satellitedishes,orplantsonoutsidewalls,windowsills,windowframes,roofs,fire
escapes,orledges.Decorationsareordinarilynotpermittedontheoutsideofbuildings.
ExceptionsrequiretheapprovaloftherespectiveHouseMasterorDeanofFreshmen
andBuildingManager.
8.Studentsmayuseelectricaldevices,suchashairdryersandelectricrazors,onlyifthey
complywiththestandardsoftheNationalElectricalCode,UnderwritersLaboratories,
andMassachusettslawsandregulations,andarenotcookingappliances,asstatedin
item1above.

Appliancesmustnotbeconnectedtolightsockets.
Donotdaisychainorplugmultipleoutletstripplugsorsurgeprotectorstogether.
Nosplicedcordsareallowed.
Extensioncordsandstereospeakerwiringmustbeingoodconditionandof
adequatewiregauge.
Extensioncordsandstereospeakerwiringmustnotbeattachedtowallorfloor
surfaces,runthroughdoorwaysorpartitions,orbecoveredbyrugs.

9.Refrigeratorsmaynotbeinstalledinclosetsorbathroomsorcoveredwithblanketsor
tablecloths.Cordsforrefrigeratorsmustcomplywithitem8above.

10.TheHouseBuildingManagermayrequestinspectionbyFacilitiesMaintenance
electriciansofanyelectricaldevicebroughttotheCollege.ShouldFacilitiesMaintenance
declarethedeviceunsafeforanyreason,itmustberemovedimmediatelyfromCollege
housing.

11.Theinstallationofairconditionersisforbiddenwithoutthewrittenapprovalofthe
AccessibleEducationOffice.

12.Studentsmayuseequipmentforcapturingdirectbroadcastsatellitesignalsonlyifthe
installationofthesedevicesdoesnotcausedamagetoCollegeownedpropertyandifthe
installationisperformedinaccordancewithitems5,6,and7above.Externalantennae,
dishes,etc.areprohibited.StudentswithquestionsshouldconsulttheHouseBuilding
ManagerorthemanagerofFreshmanDormitories.

13.Allhalogenfloorlampsareprohibited.
StudentsareurgedtobethoroughlyfamiliarwithFireSafetyRegulations,Instructions,and
Proceduresbelow.

FireSafetyRegulations,Instructions,andProcedures

Fire:911
UniversityPolice:6174951212

Regulations

Astudentwhoviolatesanyofthefiresafetyregulations(seeFireRegulations)orthefire
emergencyproceduresbelow,includingthosepertainingtotheabuseoffirealarm,smoke
detector,sprinkler,orfireextinguishersystems,willbesubjecttodisciplinaryaction,including
requirementtowithdraw.

FireEmergencyProcedures

Anysmokedetectorinastairwellorcorridorcaninitiateageneralalarmwhena
predeterminedconcentrationofsmokereachesit.Thisalarmhasthesamesoundasthe
alarmsinitiatedmanuallyandisasignaltoleavethebuilding.Eachroomorsuiteistypically
equippedwitha110voltACsmokedetector.Ifactivated,thealarmsoundsinthatroomonly.
Additionally,allofthedormsandHousesareequippedwithsprinklersystems,which,if
activated,produce1825gallonsofwaterperminute.Ifthereisafire,gotothenearestexit,
pullthefirealarmatthepullstation,andleavethebuilding.

IfYouFindaFire

1.SoundthealarmbyactivatingthenearestfirealarmpullstationandcalltheFire
Departmentat911fromasafelocation.Youcanalsocall6174955560,theUniversity
OperationsCenter,whowillnotifytheFireDepartment,HUPD,aUniversityfiresafety
mechanic,theBuildingManager,andotherkeypersonnel.
2.Alertyourneighborsonlyifyoucandosowithoutdelayingyourexit.
3.Leavethebuildingimmediately,closedoorsbehindyouasyouexitthebuildingand
proceedtothedesignatedemergencyevacuationmeetinglocation.
4.Ifyouhaveinformationonhowthefirestartedorhowthealarmwasactivated,reportit
totheFireDepartment.

Donottrytoputoutthefire.Useyourcommonsense.Yoursafetyismoreimportantthan
property.

IftheAlarmSounds

Donotdelayevacuationorassumethatthisisafalsealarm.Immediatelybegintoexitthe
building.

1.Feelthedoor.Ifitishot,donotopenit.Stayinyourroom.Putatowelorblanket
(preferablywet)underthedoortokeepthesmokeout.Ifyourtelephoneworks,callthe
CambridgeFireDepartmentat911.AlsocalltheHarvardUniversityPoliceDepartment
at6174951212toletthemknowwhereyouare.Attractattentiontoyourself.Hanga
sheetorsomethingoutthewindow.
2.Ifthedoorisnothot,openitslowly.Ifsmokeandheatfillthehall,closethedoor,stayin
yourroom,andcallforhelp.
3.Ifyoucansafelyleaveyourroom,takeyourkeyandcloseyourdoorbehindyou.Exitby
thenearestclearexitstairway.Donotusetheelevatoritmayfailinafireorbe
automaticallyrecalledtothegroundfloor.Failuretoleavewhenanalarmsounds,
unlesstherearesafetyreasonsfornotdoingso,isapunishableoffense.
4.Ifyouencountersmokeonyourwayout,staylowandcrawlifnecessary.Youaremore
apttofindbreathableairclosetothefloor.Coveryournoseandmouthwithawettowel
orwethandkerchief,ifpossible.
5.Sothatyoumaybeaccountedfor,gotothepredeterminedemergencyevacuation
meetinglocation.
6.DonotattempttoreenterthebuildinguntiltheFireDepartmentgivespermissiontodo
so.

FireSafetyInstructions

1.Donotoverloadwiring.Appliancesshouldbepluggedintowalloutlets,neverconnected
tolightsockets.ExtensioncordsshouldbeUnderwritersLaboratoriesorNational
ElectricCodeapprovedcordsingoodconditionandofproperrating.Donotsplice
extensioncordsneverrunthemthroughdoorwaysorpartitions,orcoverthemwith
rugs.
2.Usefireproofdraperies.Limitthenumberofflammabledecorationsandkeepyourroom
neatandclean.
3.TheuseofcandlesandothersourcesofopenflameisprohibitedinHouseand
dormitoryrooms.Anycandlesfoundduringroominspectionswillbeconfiscated.
MenorahsmaybelitonlyinHousecommonareasandonlywiththeapprovalofthe
HouseMaster.Theymustalwaysbeattended.
4.Itisillegaltousefireplaces,astheycanpresentasafetyhazardtoalloccupants.
5.Cookingequipmentisprohibited.TheCityofCambridgeforbidscookinginanyroom
orapartmentnotequippedwithpermanentcookingfacilities.
6.Knowemergencyescaperoutes:firedoors,windowexits,andfireescapes.Never
blockemergencyescaperoutesorblockopenorpropopenanyfiredoors.
Emergencyexitdoorswithinrooms/suitesshallnotbeblockedoneithersideby
furnitureorobstructionsofanykind.
7.Studentparticipationinannualfiredrillsismandatory.
8.Ifyouhaveinformationonthecauseofafirealarmactivation,reportinformationto
tutors,HouseMasters,ortheFireDepartmentrepresentatives.

Forfurtherinformation,contacttheDepartmentofEnvironmentalHealthandSafety,46
BlackstoneStreet,Cambridge,6174952060,orvisittheirfiresafetywebsite.

CarbonMonoxide

Selectroomsmaybeequippedwithcarbonmonoxidedetectors.Carbonmonoxide(CO)isan
invisible,odorless,tastelessandnonirritatinggascreatedwhenfuels(e.g.gasoline,propane,
naturalgas,oil,andwood)areburned.Improperlyventedappliancesusedforheatingand
cookingcanbesourcesofcarbonmonoxide.TheCommonwealthofMassachusettsrequires
residentialbuildingswithcarbonmonoxidegeneratingappliancestobeequippedwithcarbon
monoxidedetectiondevicesandalarms.

Commonsymptomsofcarbonmonoxidepoisoningareheadaches,runnynose,soreeyes,
andareoftendescribedasflulikesymptoms.Higherlevelexposuresymptomsmayinclude
dizziness,drowsiness,andvomiting.Extremeexposuretocarbonmonoxidecanresultin
unconsciousnessordeath.

CarbonMonoxideAlarmInstructions

Thecarbonmonoxidealarmwillsoundfourquickchirpseveryfewseconds,indicatingthat
carbonmonoxideispresent.

1.Everyoneintheimmediateareaofthealarmmustimmediatelymovetofreshair
outdoors.Ifanyoneisexperiencingsymptomsofcarbonmonoxidepoisoning,call911or
HarvardUniversityPoliceDepartment,6174951212.
2.Iftherearenosymptomsofcarbonmonoxidepoisoning,calltheUniversityOperations
Center,6174955560,forinstructionsandassistance.Remainoutsideuntildirectedby
thePoliceorFireDepartmentthatitissafetoreenterthebuilding.

StorageandVacateProcedures

1.BicyclesmaybestoredintheHousesanddormitoriesonlywithinguidelinesestablished
byeachHouseBuildingManager.Innocasemayabicycleobstructacorridor,stairway,
orpathofemergencyexit.
2.MotorcyclesorscootersarenotallowedinanyCollegebuilding.
3.Studentswhotakealeaveofabsenceorarerequiredtowithdrawmaynotstoreany
belongingswiththeUniversity.
4.Graduatingseniorsmustremoveallpersonalbelongingsbythedateestablishedbythe
Collegeadministration.ForseniorsgraduatinginMaythiswillordinarilymeanby5pm
oftheFridayfollowingCommencement.Anybelongingsleftafterthattimewillbe
disposedofbytheUniversity.
5.StudentslivingintheHousesordormitorieswhoareleavinginthespringandintending
toreturntoresidenceinthefallmaystorebelongingsindesignatedareasduringthe
summeronaspaceavailablebasis.

PleaseNote:StorageisnotavailableineveryHouse,andstudentsshouldcheck
withtheHouseBuildingManagertolearnifstorageisavailableintheirparticular
House.*
InthoseHouseswheresummerstorageisavailable,theamountofstoragespace
variesconsiderably,asdoesthenumberofboxesand/orpiecesoffurniturethat
studentsarepermittedtostore.Studentsmaynotstoretheirbelongingsina
Houseotherthantheirown.Studentsassumetheriskforallitemsstoredatthe
University.SincetheUniversitywillnotberesponsibleforanyloss,theftor
damage,studentsarestronglyurgednottostoreitemsofsignificantvalue,
importantclassnotes,etc.,ortoinsurethemiftheymustleavethem.Studentsare
notpermittedtostoreitemsthatarebannedfromuseintheHousesand
dormitoriessuchashalogenlamps,microwaveovensandanyothercooking
appliances.PerorderoftheCityofCambridgeFireDepartment,noitemsmaybe
storedinbasementhallways,stairwells,oranyotheremergencyegressroute.
Itemsleftinanyoftheseareaswillbedisposedofimmediately.
Nostorageisavailableforstudentswholivewithin150milesoftheCollege.

6.TherewillbenoaccesstostoredbelongingsuntiltheHousesofficiallyopeninthefall,with
thesingleexceptionofstudentsattendingHarvardSummerSchool.Storedarticleswillbe
helduntilStudyCardday(exceptindesignatedareasthatmustbeclearedbyStudyCard
day).Storedarticlesthatarenotremovedbytheappropriatedatewillbeconsidered
abandoned.TheUniversitywillthendonatetheitemstocharity,sellthem,orusethemfor
Housepurposes.

7.StudentsmovingoutofCollegehousingmustremoveallpersonalbelongingsatthetimeof
departure.Rentedrefrigeratorsmustbereturnedtotherentalagencybeforethestudent
leaves.Alltrashmustberemoved.Thecostofremovingexcesstrash,disposingof
abandonedfurnitureandbelongings,andperformingextraordinarycleaningofroomsafter
studentsdeparturewillbechargedtodepartingoccupants.

*Housesundergoingrenewalwillprovidestudentswithnewcommonroomfurnitureandwill
createnewsocialspacesinroomsformerlyusedforstorage,andsowillnolongerbeableto
offerstoragetotheirresidents.

VehicleRegistrationandGeneralParkingRegulations

HarvardUniversityisverywellservedbypublictransportation,allowingaccesstoSouth
Station,LoganInternationalAirport,downtownCambridgeandBoston,andmostpointsof
interest.Forinformationonpublictransportation,walking,bicyclingandbikeandcarshare
programsvisittheCommuterChoiceProgramwebsite.

StudentswhobringtheirvehiclestoschoolarerequiredtoregistertheircarswithParking
Services.TheUniversityassumesnoresponsibilityfordamagestoanyvehicleoritscontents
forreasonoffire,theft,vandalism,orothercause.

CampusServiceCenter
MondaythroughFriday,8am5pm
8thFloor,SmithCampusCenter,1350MassachusettsAvenue
Tel:6174967827Fax:6174959119
Email:parking@harvard.edu
www.parking.harvard.edu/

AllvehiclesparkedonHarvardUniversitypropertyrequireavalidparkingpermit.Students
whopurchasepermitsarepermittedtoparkonlyinthoseareasofficiallyassignedbyParking
Services.StudentsmustcomplywithallUniversityparkingregulations.Theseparking
regulationsareineffectatalltimesincludingnights,weekends,andholidays.Allvehiclesin
violationofUniversityparkingregulationsaresubjecttoticketingand/ortowing.

OnstreetCambridgeparkingisreservedforcityresidentswithCambridgevehicle
registrations.Formoreinformationonresidentstickers,pleasevisittheCityofCambridge
websiteorcall6173494700.

UndergraduateslivingoncampusmaypurchaseapermittoparkattheOneWesternAvenue
Garage.CommuterparkingisavailableattheOneWesternAvenueGarageonaspace
availablebasis.Applicationsareavailabletostudentsduringregistrationinthefall.

NonresidentStudentDriverStatementsandDecals

StatelawrequiresHarvardtopostthefollowingnoticetoallstudentswhoarenot
Massachusettsresidents:

ITISUNLAWFULFORANONRESIDENTSTUDENTTOFAILTOFILEANONRESIDENT
DRIVERSTATEMENTWITHTHEPOLICEDEPARTMENTLOCATEDINTHESAMECITY
ORTOWNASTHESCHOOLOFCOLLEGEATTENDED,INACCORDANCEWITH
SECTION3OFCHAPTER90OFTHEMASSACHUSETTSGENERALLAWS.FAILURETO
FILESUCHSTATEMENTISPUNISHABLEBYAFINENOTTOEXCEED$200.

UnderMassachusettslaw,ifoutofstatestudentsbringcarstocampusbutelectnotto
registerthemwiththeMassachusettsRegistryofMotorVehicles,thentheymustfilea
nonresidentdriverstatementwiththelocalpolicedepartment,whetherornottheyapplyfor
oncampusparking.Shortlyafterfilingthenonresidentdriverstatementwiththe
Cambridge/Boston[asapplicable]PoliceDepartment,studentswillreceiveanonresident
studentdriverdecalfromtheUniversityParkingOffice.Thisdecalmustbeprominently
displayedintheuppermostcenterportionofthevehicleswindshield.

HarvardParkingPermitPolicies

Inordertoregisterforparking,allstudentsrequestingparkingmustprovidethefollowing
information:

1.AvalidHarvardID,oradriverslicensewithproofofUniversityaffiliation.
2.Proofofresidency(e.g.,leaseorhousingagreementwiththestudentsnameand
addressonit).
3.Vehicleregistration,whichclearlystatesthestudents,parents,orspousesname.If
thelastnameontheregistrationdoesnotmatchstudentslastname,pleasebe
preparedtoshowdocumentationstatinglegalconnectionwiththevehicle(insurance
papersstatingstudentsnameandthevehicleplate,etc.)

ItistheresponsibilityofthestudentoperatingamotorvehicleattheUniversitytoinform
ParkingServicesofanyvehiclechangeorregistrationchangemadeduringtheacademic
year.Forthemostcurrentinformationonparkingtypesandrates,pleasevisittheParking
Servicesstudentwebsite.Allgarageoccupancyisonafirstcome,firstservedbasis.There
arenoassignedspacesinthestudentgarages.Prioritywillbegiventostudentslivingin
Harvardaffiliatedhousing.

Toeffectcancellationandreceiveacredit,astudentmustreturntheissuedhangtagand
accesscredentials(e.g.,transponders)totheCampusServiceCenterat8thFloor,Smith
CampusCenter,1350MassachusettsAvenueduringregularbusinesshours.Failuretoreturn
thehangtagandaccesscredentialswillresultinaccrualofparkingfees.

Allstudentyearlyparkingwillbeproratedonamonthlybasis.Pleasenotethatparkinghang
tagsandaccesscredentialsarenontransferable.

Tickets,Penalties,andAppeals

AllvehiclesnotdisplayingavalidHarvardUniversityparkingpermitaresubjecttoticketing
and/ortowingwithoutnoticeandattheownersriskandexpense.

Astudentwillbeheldresponsibleforanyviolationincidentaltotheoperationofthevehicle,
nomatterwhothedrivermaybe.Citationswillbeissuedforthefollowingparkingoffenses:
safetyviolations,regulatoryviolations,orviolationsofaccessibleparkingaccommodations.

Anyonewishingtoappealaparkingviolationmustdosoinwritingwithin21daysofreceiving
theviolationnotice.AppealscanbesubmittedonlinethroughtheneweBusinessportalor
sentdirectlytotheCampusServiceCenteratthe8thFloor,SmithCampusCenter,1350
MassachusettsAvenue,Cambridge,MA02138.

CitationscanalsobepaidonlinethroughtheeBusinessportalorbycheckmadepayableto
HarvardUniversitywithin21daysofviolationnoticeissuealatechargewillbeappliedtoall
violationsnotpaidwithinthatperiod.Unpaidviolationswillbeaddedtothestudentstermbill.

Whenanunauthorizedvehicleistowed,acitationalongwithatowfeeisaccrued.Students
whosecarsaretowedmustpickuptheirclaimchecksandpaytheirfinesattheCampus
ServiceCenterduringregularbusinesshoursorattheHarvardUniversityPoliceDepartment,
1033MassachusettsAvenue,afterhours.

AccessibleParking

Allparkingpolicyandparkingrequestsbasedondisabilityaremanagedjointlybythe
UniversityDisabilityServices(UDS)andParkingServices.EachschoolhasaLocalDisability
Coordinator,andstudentswithspecificneedsshouldfirstcontacttheLocalDisability
Coordinatorattheirschool.Studentsneedingcontactinformationfortheirschool'sLocal
DisabilityCoordinatorshouldcontactUDSat6174951859(voice)byemailat
disabilityservices@harvard.edu.TheLocalDisabilityCoordinatorwillrequestanymedical
documentationorotherverificationofdisabilityorinjurythatmaybenecessarypriortothe
authorizationofparkingorshuttleservices.Studentswhorequireaccessibleparkingasa
reasonableaccommodationwillnotberequiredtopaymorethantheyearlystudentratefor
comparableparkingtypes(takingintoaccounthoursofaccessandthenatureoftheparking
facility),regardlessofwhethersuchstudentsareassignedtoalotorgaragegenerally
reservedforfacultyorstaff.

VisitorParking

VisitorpermitsforselectcampuslotsmaybepurchasedattheCampusServiceCenter,8th
Floor,SmithCampusCenter,1350MassachusettsAvenue,MondaythroughFriday,during
regularbusinesshours.PermitsmayalsobepurchasedviatheOnlinePermitPurchase
System.AfterhoursvisitorscanpayandparkattheHarvardBusinessSchool.Pleasevisit
theParkingServicesvisitorwebsiteforthemostcurrentvisitorparkingrates.Parkingatall
visitorlotsisissuedonaspaceavailablebasis.

MissingPersonsPolicy
Asrequiredunderfederallaw,HarvardCollegeimmediatelywillrefertotheHarvard
UniversityPoliceDepartmentanymissingpersonsreportinvolvingastudentwholivesinon
campushousing.IfanymemberoftheHarvardcommunityhasreasontobelievethata
studentwhoresidesinoncampushousingismissing,heorsheshouldimmediatelynotify
HUPDat6174951212.IfHUPDdeterminesthatthestudenthasbeenmissingformore
than24hours,then,withinthe24hoursfollowingthisdetermination,theSchoolorHUPDwill:
(1)notifyanappropriateexternallawenforcementagency(2)contactanyonethestudenthas
identifiedasamissingpersoncontactundertheproceduresdescribedbelowand(3)notify
othersattheUniversity,asappropriate,aboutthestudentsdisappearance.Inadditionto
identifyingageneralemergencycontactperson,studentsresidinginoncampushousing
havetheoptiontoidentifyconfidentiallyaseparatepersontobecontactedbyHarvardinthe
eventthatthestudentisdeterminedtobemissingformorethan24hours.Studentsarenot
requiredtodesignateaseparateindividualforthispurposeandiftheychoosenottodoso
thenHarvardwillassumethattheyhavechosentotreattheirgeneralemergencycontactas
theirmissingpersoncontact.Studentswhowishtoidentifyaconfidentialmissingperson
contactshouldnotifytheRegistrar.Astudentsconfidentialmissingpersoncontact
informationwillbeaccessibleonlybyauthorizedcampusofficialsandbylawenforcementin
thecourseofaninvestigation.Inaddition,ifithasbeendeterminedthatastudentwhois
under18yearsofageandnotemancipatedhasbeenmissingformorethan24hours,then
theSchoolorHUPDwillcontactthatstudentscustodialparentorguardian.Studentsare
remindedthattheymustprovidetheRegistrarwithemergencycontactinformationand/or
confidentialmissingpersoncontactinformationiftheyhavenotalreadydoneso.

HousingPoliciesandDeadlines
HousingPolicy

ThoseWhoWillOrdinarilyBeHoused

ThoseWhoWillBeHousedonaSpaceAvailableBasisOnly

HousingContract

SummerOccupancyoftheHouses

OccupancyoftheDormsandHousesbetweenFallandSpringTerms

HousingPolicy

Allfreshmenarerequiredtoliveoncampus.MostupperclassstudentsalsoliveinCollege
housingthosewhochoosetoliveelsewheremustsubmittheHousingContractCancellation
formviatheResidentialPortal.

AllstudentslivinginCollegedormitoriesandHousesarerequiredtopurchasefullboard
contractsandbefamiliarwiththeundergraduatehousinglicensecontract.Belowis
informationaboutapplyingforandcancelinghousing:

1.AtthebeginningoftheirresidenceintheCollege,allstudentsarerequiredtosigna
HousingContract.Thiscontractremainsbindingforallthetermsastudentisinresidence,
andiscancelledbygraduationorbythesubmissionofaHousingContractCancellationform.
ItisrenewedbythetimelysubmissionofaReturningStudentHousingApplication.

2.Studentswhoareonaleaveofabsenceorrequiredtowithdrawandintendtoreturnto
CollegeHousesmustnotifytheOfficeofStudentLifeoftheirintentiontoreturnbycompleting
theReturningStudentHousingApplicationviatheResidentialPortalbythedatesgiven
below.Astudentwhohasfiledanapplicationtoreturntoresidentialhousingforonetermand
subsequentlydecidestoreturnforthefollowingtermmustsubmitanewHousingContract
CancellationFormandanewReturningStudentHousingApplicationviatheResidential
Portalbythedatesbelow.

3.Studentswho,whileregistered,havelivedoffcampusbychoiceandwishtoreturntotheir
previousHouseofaffiliationmustsubmitaReturningStudentHousingApplicationviathe
ResidentialPortaltotheOfficeofStudentLifebythedatesgivenbelow:

Deadlines ConsequencesofFailuretoNotify

October16ifstudentis Studentwillbehousedonaspaceavailablebasisonly,and
returningforthespring ineligibletoapplyforaninterhousetransferorenterahousing
term lottery.

February8ifstudentis
returningforthefallterm

4.AllstudentswhodecidenottoliveinCollegehousing,whetherornottheyarecurrently
registeredandwhetherornottheyhavesignedaHousingContract,mustinformtheOfficeof
StudentLifeoftheirintentbycompletingaHousingContractCancellationformviathe
ResidentialPortalbythedatesgivenbelow.SeeStudentsWhoMoveOffcampus.

Deadlines CancellationFee

May13ifnottakingupresidenceforthe Forcancellationfees,pleaseseethe
fallterm2016 FinancialObligationschart.

November9ifnottakingupresidencefor
thespringterm2016

5.AstudentmayleavetheHousesystemand/ortheCollegeduringtheacademicyearto
takealeaveofabsenceormoveoffcampus.PleaserefertothechartStudents'Financial
Obligationsfordetailedinformationaboutpaymentintheeventofaleaveormoveoff
campus.

ThoseWhoWillOrdinarilyBeHoused

1.StudentscurrentlyregisteredintheCollegeandlivinginaresidentialHouseor
freshmandormitorywhohavesignedaHousingContractbythedeadline.
2.StudentsonaleaveofabsencewhohavefiledaReturningStudentHousing
Application.
3.StudentscurrentlyregisteredintheCollegewhobychoicearelivingforatleastone
termoffcampusandwhowishtoreturntotheirHouseofpreviousresidence.A
ReturningStudentApplicationmustbefiledbytheappropriatedeadlines.

ThoseWhoWillBeHousedOnaSpaceAvailableBasisOnly

StudentswhosubmittheReturningStudentHousingApplicationaftertheappropriate
deadlinewillbeplacedontheirHousesSpaceAvailableWaitList.Studentsshouldconsult
theHouseAdministratorforspaceavailability.

HousingContract

LicenseeFirstName:
LicenseeLastName:
HUID#:
ClassYear:
Dorm:
SuiteAssignment:

I,theundersignedLicensee,herebyacceptfromHarvardUniversityalicensetooccupy,in
accordancewithandsubjecttotheHarvardCollegeHandbookforStudents,other
establishedrulesandusagesoftheUniversity,andtheconditionssetforthonthebackofthis
card,thelivingQuartersspecifiedaboveoranyotherQuarterstowhichImaybeatanytime
assigned(theQuarters),tobeoccupiedonlybymeandsuchotherpersonsasarefrom
timetotimeassignedtotheQuarters.Iunderstandthatthislicenseisgoodfortheentiretime
thatIaminResidenceatHarvardCollege.Forthislicense,Iherebyagreetopaytothe
Universityanundergraduateroom/studentservicesfeeasindicatedintheHarvardCollege
HandbookforStudentsfortheacademicyear.AndIherebyagreetobeboundbyandto
complywithsaidregulations,rules,usages,andconditions.

Ishallhavenointerestorestateintheland,butonlyalicensetooccupytheQuarters
assignedtome.TherighttooccupytheQuartersshallterminateuponmyceasingforany
reasontobeafulltimeregisteredundergraduatestudentpursuingacourseofinstructionat
HarvardUniversity,inwhichcasethefeeshallbeproratedinaccordancewiththeUniversitys
policythenineffect.

CONDITIONS

Onehalfofthefeeshallbeduewiththefirsttermbillforthefalltermandonehalfofthefee
shallbeduewiththefirsttermbillforthespringterm(unlessLicenseeusesanother
Universityapprovedpaymentplan).Licenseewillbeliableforthefeeforanentireacademic
year,unlesstheUniversityterminatesthelicense.TheUniversitymaycancelthislicenseand
reassigntheQuartersif(beforeStudyCardDayforupperclassstudents,beforeRegistration
forFreshmen)fortheapplicabletermLicenseehasnotstartedorresumedhisorher
occupancyofifLicenseehasbeengrantedpermissiontoliveoffcampus,ineitherofwhich
casetheremaybeacancellationfeeofuptoonequarterofthefeefortheterm.

TheUniversityreservestherighttoterminatethislicenseforanycauseitdeems
reasonable(includingwithoutlimitationwhenLicenseesconductjeopardizeshisor
herwelfareorthewelfareofthecommunity),makingandappropriateadjustmentofthe
fee.TheUniversitymayalsoreassignLicenseetootherQuartersatanytime.

TheUniversityshallbeundernoobligationtofurnishheatfortheQuartersduringany
academicvacation.IfLicenseechoosestooccupyandreceivespermissionfromtheHouse
OfficeorFreshmanDeansOfficetooccupytheQuartersduringanysuchvacation,thenany
temporarysourceofheatutilizedbyLicenseemustbefirstinspectedandapprovedbythe
University.

TheUniversityshallnotbeliableforanyinconvenience,loss,ordamagecausedby
insufficiencyofheatorirregularityinthesupplyofelectriccurrent,orforthelossortheftofor
damagetoanypropertyofLicenseeorLicenseesvisitors,whereversituated.Eachoccupant
oftheQuartersisresponsibleforthecareofUniversitypropertyintheQuarters,andthecost
oflossordamagewillbeassessedtoLicenseeandstudent(s)judgedbyUniversityofficialsto
beresponsible.Alloccupantsofasuiteorroommaybeheldjointlyresponsibleforanyloss
ordamagetothesuiteorroom.Licenseealsoshareswithotherresidentsjointresponsibility
forthecommonareasofthesuite,floor,entry,residencehall,orothercommonfacilitiesand
maybesubjecttojointassessmentintheeventlossordamagetosuchareaswhere
Universityofficialsconcludethatindividualresponsibilitycannotbeestablished.Adegreewill
notbegrantedtoLicenseeuntilsuchassessmentsarepaidinfull.

TheUniversityreservestherighttoentertheQuartersattimesitdeemsreasonablefor
standardsofsafetyand/orbuildingmaintenance.Forroutineinspections,studentswill
ordinarilybenotifiedinadvancebytheBuildingManager.

LicenseeSignature:
Date:

SummerOccupancyoftheHouses

IndividualstudentsmaynotresideintheHousesduringthesummerunlessenrolledin
programsconductedbytheSummerSchooloranotherCollegeaffiliatedprogram.

OccupancyoftheDormsandHousesbetweenFallandSpringTerms

Studentsareexpectedtoleaveattheendofthefalltermandnotreturntocampusuntilthe
Housesanddormsreopenatthestartofthespringterm.Duringthefirstpartofthisperiod,
fromDecember22,2015throughDecember31,2015,HarvardCollegewillbeclosed.
Thereafter,fromJanuary1throughJanuary14,onlystudentswitharecognizedandpre
approvedneedtobeoncampuswillbepermittedtoreturntoCollegehousing.Allstudents
continuingonforthespring2016termmaymovebacktocampusonJanuary15,2016.

FinancialObligations
Roomandboardcharges,aswellaslatecancellationfeesforthecurrentyear,arelistedin
TuitionandFees.

Astudentstotalfinancialobligationintheeventofaleaveofabsence,requirementto
withdraw,ormoveoffcampus,canbedeterminedfromthischart.Inadditiontothe
ReservationFee,roomandboardchargesareproratedandcontinuetothedayastudent
leavesCollegeresidence.Duringtheacademicyear,cancellationofroomandboardcharges
iscontingentuponsubmittingtheproperpaperworktotheOfficeofStudentLife.Students
whomoveoffcampusduringtheacademicyearmustsubmittheproperpaperworkviathe
onlineResidentialPortaltotheOfficeofStudentLifehowever,thecompleteStudentServices
feecontinuestobeassessed.Forstudentswhodonotfallintooneoftheabovecategories
(i.e.,aleaveofabsence,requirementtowithdraw,ormoveoffcampus)butwhoareabsent
fromCambridgeforwhateverreason,roomandboardchargescontinuetobeassessed
throughtheendoftheterm.Whenastudentmovesintooncampushousingfromoffcampus
duringtheacademicyear,roomrentandboardchargeswillbeassessedfromthedaythe
studenttakesupresidenceintheCollege.Fullboardchargesareproratedtothedaythatthe
studentmovesoncampus.
EffectofHealthIssues
EffectofHealthIssuesonDormitoryorHouseResidence

ResponsibilitiesofHealthandCounselingServices

CollegeResponsibilities

ProcedureforNoticeandConsultation

Asaresidentialcollege,Harvardtakesseriouslyitsobligationtosupportthewellbeingofall
itsstudents.Thischargeinvolvesnotonlymeetingtothegreatestdegreepossibletheneeds
ofstudentswhosecontinuedresidencemayrequirereasonableaccommodationsinphysical
spaceorotherarrangements,butalsosafeguardingtherightofallcommunitymemberstobe
freefromunduedisruptionintheiracademicandresidentiallives.Inaresidentialcollege,an
individualstudentsmedicalillnessorbehavioraldifficultiesaffectnotonlytheindividual,but
alsomayaffectothersinthecommunity.Howtheseissuesmayaffectastudentsenrollment
isdiscussedelsewhereinthisHandbook(seeInvoluntaryLeaveofAbsence).Theprinciples
ofconsultationoutlinedherearebasedonthecentralimportanceofpreservingsuitableliving
arrangementsforallresidents,whilerecognizingthateachsituationisunique,andthat
fundamentalprinciples,ratherthanironcladrules,mustgovernconsultationanddecision
makingonresidentiallife.

ResponsibilitiesofHealthandCounselingServices

Medicalcareandmedicaldecisionmakingaretheprovinceofclinicians.Thus,inconsultation
withpatients,cliniciansrecommendhospitalization,arrangeprocedures,prescribe
medications,conductpsychologicalevaluations,andrecommendandimplementongoing
treatment.HarvardUniversityHealthServices(HUHS)preservestherightstoprivacyand
confidentialityofstudentsunderitscare,communicatingwithothersaboutstudentsonlywith
thosestudentsknowledgeandconsent,exceptasnotedelsewhere(seeConfidentialityand
Consent).

Asstudenthealthandcounselingservices,HUHSalsoactsoccasionallyasconsultantstothe
College,advisingCollegeofficersaboutindividualstudentsneeds,ordinarilywithstudents
fullknowledgeandconsent.Twosituationsthatroutinelycallforclosecoordinationand
consultationbetweenHUHSandtheCollegeinvolverelieforaccommodationsforstudents
withdifficulties,andleaveofabsenceconsiderations.Astudentwithamedicalillnessor
exhibitingdisturbingbehaviorthataffectsfunctioningmayneedprofessionalevaluationofthe
conditiontodeterminetheappropriatenessoftemporaryorongoingarrangements,reliefor
exceptiontoacademicrequirements,oraccommodations,untiladequatefunctioningis
restored.InresponsetoarequestfromastudentsAllstonBurrAssistantDeanorResident
DeanofFreshmenortheAccessibleEducationOffice(AEO),HUHScliniciansmayevaluate
astudentsconditionandmakerecommendationstotheCollege.Inmakingsuch
recommendations,HUHSclinicianswillnotordinarilydiscloseinformationtheyknow
independentlyaboutastudentsmedicalormentalhealthconditionwithoutthestudents
consentand,inallcases,willnotdiscloseinformationaboutthestudentthatisnotrelevantto
therecommendations.

CollegeResponsibilities

TheCollege,inconsultationwiththeaffectedstudent,determineswhetheraninjuredorill
student,orastudentexhibitingdisturbingbehavior,maycontinueinresidence,andwhether
heorshemayreturntoresidenceafterashortorlongertermabsenceduetoaccident,
illness,orbehavioraldisturbance.Insituationswhereastudentsmedicalillnessorbehavioral
disturbanceraisesconcernsaboutthefeasibilityandappropriatenessofhisorherresidence
inadormitoryorHouse,theCollegevaluestheexpertadviceofHUHSandAEOinreaching
itsinformeddecisiononthestudentsremaininginorreturningtotheCollegeresidence.

Questionsaboutastudentsresidence(asopposedtoenrollment)mostoftenariseaftera
significantillnessorinjurythatrequiresshortorlongertermfollowupcare,butmayalsobe
promptedbysituationsinwhichastudentseriouslydisruptsothersintheresidential
community,orrequiressustainedservicesormonitoringbeyondthecapacityofacollegeto
provideorbeyondthestandardofcarethatcanbeexpectedofacollegehealthservice.Such
situationsincludebutarenotlimitedtothefollowing:

anyheadinjury
anyinjuryorillnessthataffectsvision,hearing,speech,memory,balance,physical
mobility,ormanualdexterity
anyillnessforwhichtreatmentincludesmedicationsnotreadilyselfadministered,or
requiringspecialequipmentforselfadministration(IVs,forexample)
anyphysicalormentalillnesswhosebehavioralmanifestationshavesignificantly
affectedroommatesorothersinthecommunity,orposeathreattotheindividualor
communitysafetyasassessedbyHUHSclinicians
anyconditionwhichrequiresfrequentprofessionalcrisisintervention.

Insuchcircumstances,studentsmaynotrequirehospitalizationforclinicalreasons,butthe
levelofcareandaccommodationessentialtotheirstabilizationmayexceedthephysical
resourcesortheappropriatestaffingresponsibilitiesofaresidentialcollegeand/orthe
standardofcarethatacollegehealthservicecanbeexpectedtoprovide.

ProcedureforNoticeandConsultation

Insuchcircumstances,officersoftheCollegewillconsultwithcliniciansatHUHSor,ifthe
studenthasbeentreatedelsewhere,cliniciansatotherfacilitiesorinprivatepractice,
ordinarilywiththestudentspermission.Dependingonalloftherelevantcircumstances,such
consultationmaybeinitiatedeitherbyappropriateofficersoftheCollegeorbycliniciansat
HUHS.NoticebyHUHSthatastudenthasbeenhospitalizedortreatedinanemergency
departmentofanareahospitalmayprompttheCollegetobeginaprocessofconsultation,
throughwhichitwilldecidewhetherandunderwhatcircumstancesthestudentmaycontinue
inorreturntodormitoryorHouseresidence(seeConfidentialityandConsent).TheCollege
mayalsoindependentlydecidethat,basedonitsobservationsorotherinformationithas
aboutastudent,itshouldinitiatetheprocessofconsultationwithHUHSclinicians,and
ascertainwhetherthatstudenthasbeenhospitalizedortreatedbyanemergencydepartment.
Consultationwillbefocusedupongeneralinformationregardingconcernsraisedbythe
studentsconditionorbehaviorandrequirementsforcontinuedcare,inordertofacilitatethe
Collegesdecisionaboutthestudentscapacitytomaintainresidence.Neitherthestudents
medicalnormentalhealthrecordwillbeavailabletoofficersoftheCollege.Collegeofficers,
whomayconsultwithotheraffectedstudentsandresponsiblestaff(onlyasnecessaryandin
accordancewithrespectfortheindividualstudentsrighttoprivacy),willthendetermine
whetheritisappropriateforthestudenttocontinueinorreturntoresidence.

AnimportantconsiderationintheCollegesdecisionwhetherastudentmaycontinueinor
returntoresidenceistheimpactofthestudentspresenceonthecommunity.TheCollege
regardsasunreasonabletheexpectationthatroommates,suitemates,friends,orresidential
staffwilltakeonhealthcareresponsibilitiesforotherstudents.Therefore,theCollegewill
considerunacceptableanyreturntoresidenceplanthatrequiresotherstudentstomonitora
studentsconditionorprovidecare.

Anystudentmayrefusetoallowconsultationbetweenhisorherclinician(s)andofficersofthe
College,butarefusaltoallowconsultationwillnotpreventtheCollegefrommeetingits
obligationtoreachadecisionregardingastudentsreturntoorcontinuationinresidence.In
somecircumstances,thelevelofcarerecommendedbycliniciansmaycausetheCollege
temporarilytochangeastudentsplaceofresidenceortodenyresidence,ifinthejudgment
ofCollegeofficersnecessaryandrecommendedcarecannotappropriatelybeprovidedina
studentresidentialsettingorisbeyondthecapacityandpurposeoftheCollegetoprovide.
Sinceappropriateresidentialaccommodationsandfollowuptreatmenttaketimetoarrange,
studentswhohavebeenhospitalizedshouldexpectthatconsultationbetweencliniciansand
officersoftheCollegewillneedtooccuratleasttwentyfourhourspriortoastudents
anticipatedreturntoresidence.BothcliniciansandCollegeofficerswillmakeeveryeffortto
resolvequestionspromptlyand,incaseofdisagreement,todiscussissuesimmediatelyand
openlywiththeaffectedstudent.Ordinarily,consultationwilloccurbetweenthestudents
attendingclinicianorHUHScasemanagerandthestudentsAllstonBurrAssistantDeanor
ResidentDeanofFreshmen.Intheeventofdisagreement,theclinicianorcasemanager,the
AssistantDeanorResidentDean,orthestudent,mayaskthattheappropriateChiefof
ServiceatHUHS,theHouseMaster,theDeanofFreshmen,oranotherseniorCollegeofficial
designatedbytheDeanofHarvardCollegebeinvolved.WhileHUHScliniciansandofficersof
theCollegewillendeavortorespectthewishesofstudentsregardingtreatment
recommendationsandresidentialarrangements,thefinaldeterminationaboutresidencein
HarvardhousingwillrestwiththeDeanofHarvardCollege.

ClearanceforReturn
ClearanceforReturntoResidenceand/orContinuedEnrollmentandParticipationin
HarvardRelatedProgramsorActivities

Afterahospitalizationoremergencyroomvisitbyoneofitsstudents,HarvardCollege
ordinarilywillnotpermitthatstudenttoreturntoresidenceorparticipationinanyHarvard
relatedprogramsoractivities,withoutmakingitsownassessmentofthesuitabilityofthe
studentsreturn.(SeeProcedureforNoticeandConsultationinEffectsofHealthIssueson
DormitoryorHouseResidence.)

Tobetterinformthatassessment,studentsareexpectedtonotifyHarvardUniversityHealth
Services(HUHS)ofanyhospitalizationoremergencydepartmentvisit.HUHSisavailable24
hoursadayand7daysaweekat6174955711.

ReasonforPolicy

AnimportantconsiderationintheCollegesdecisionwhetherastudentmaycontinueinor
returntoresidenceistheimpactofthestudentspresenceonthecommunity.Astudentwho
isinjured,ill,orexhibitingdisturbingordisruptivebehaviormayrequireongoingcare.Serious
alcoholordrugrelatedproblems,inparticular,havethepotentialtodisruptdormitorylifeand
lifeintheacademiccommunitysignificantlyandimpairastudentsabilitytofunction
academicallyandsocially.HarvardCollegeregardsasunreasonabletheexpectationthat
roommates,suitemates,friends,orresidentialstaffwilltakeonhealthcareresponsibilitiesfor
otherstudents.

Anystudentmay,ofcourse,refusetoallowconsultationbetweenhisorherclinician(s)and
HarvardCollege,butsucharefusalwillnotpreventtheCollegefrommakingadecision
regardingastudentsreturntoresidenceorcontinuedenrollment.

ConsultationsandInterventions
ConsultationsandInterventionsforBehavioralDisturbancesDuetoAlcoholorDrug
AbuseandPsychologicalDisorders

TheCollegesconcernforstudentswellbeingencompassesthepreservationofasafe
environmentandtheproactiveprovisionofhealthresources.TheCollegecommunicatesto
allstudentstheavailabilityofpsychological,psychiatric,andmedicalresourcesatHarvard
UniversityHealthServices(HUHS)forconsultation,assessment,education,intervention,and
possibleongoingtreatmentofbehavioraldisturbancesarisingfromalcoholordrugabuseand
psychologicaldisorders.TheCollegeencouragesstudentsvoluntaryuseoftheseconfidential
resources,andproctors,tutors,andAllstonBurrAssistantDeansorResidentDeansof
Freshmenroutinelyreferstudentstothemorremindstudentsoftheiravailability.

Occasionally,astudentwithpotentiallysignificantproblemsintheuseofalcohol,useof
drugs,orbehavioralmanifestationsofapsychologicaldisorderdoesnotvoluntarilyseekhelp
toamelioratethem.Theseproblemsoftenbecomeapparenttoresidentialstaff,Harvard
police,orotherUniversityofficersintheformofsignificantdisruptionof,forexample,lifein
theresidentialcommunity,disturbanceofpersonalrelationships,orthreatstothesafetyof
individualsorofproperty.Astudentsbehavioralproblemsresultingfromsubstanceuseor
psychologicaldisorderalsomayrecurorpersistovertime,andthusmayposeasignificant
threattohisorherownhealthandwellbeingorthehealthandwellbeingofothers.The
Collegemayinitiatedisciplinaryproceedingsinresponsetothestudentsconduct.Inaddition,
regardlessofwhetherdisciplinaryproceedingsareinitiated,whereastudenthasnot
voluntarilysoughthelp,thestudentsAllstonBurrAssistantDeanorResidentDeanof
FreshmenmayformallyreferthestudenttoHUHSforevaluationofsubstanceuseor
psychologicaldisorder,ideallyinconsultationandcooperationwiththestudent.

InthereferraltheAllstonBurrAssistantDeanorResidentDeanofFreshmenwill
communicatebothtothestudentandtotheclinicianthebasisoftheCollegesconcerns,and
willmakenoteofthereferralinthestudentsfile.Shouldthestudentchoosetodeclinethe
referral,thentheAllstonBurrAssistantDeanorResidentDeanofFreshmenandsenior
officersoftheCollegewillassessonthebasisofavailableinformationwhetheritis
appropriateforthestudenttocontinueinresidenceorremainenrolledintheCollege.The
DeanofHarvardCollegemay,ifhedeemsitnecessaryandappropriate,placesuchastudent
onaninvoluntaryleaveofabsencefromtheCollege.

Shouldastudentacceptthereferral,heorshewillmeetwithaHUHSclinician,whowill
assessthestudentsuseofalcoholorotherdrugsorpsychologicaldisorder,andmake
recommendationsoffurtherservicestothestudentonthebasisofthatassessment.Withthe
studentsknowledge,theclinicianwillinformtheAllstonBurrAssistantDeanorResident
DeanofFreshmenofthefactofthemeeting,butwillnotdisclosethesubstanceofthe
meetingunlesstheclinicianbelievesthatthestudentsorothershealthandwellbeingareat
significantrisk,orunlessthestudentagreesthatinformationbeshared.

Eitheratthattime,basedontheconcernsthatledtothereferral,orlater,shouldthestudents
problemsassociatedwithsubstanceuseorpsychologicaldisorderpersist,theDeanofthe
College,inconsultationwiththestudentsAllstonBurrAssistantDeanorResidentDeanof
FreshmenandwithHUHSmayconditionthestudentscontinuedresidenceorenrollmentin
theCollegeonthestudentsparticipationinongoingcounselingortherapy.Inthiscase,the
AssistantDeanorResidentDeanwillproposeaformalagreementwiththestudent,whichwill
summarizethereasonsfortheCollegesconcernandtherequirementthattheCollegebe
informedintheeventthatthestudentshouldfailtokeepappointments,interruptcounseling
againstclinicaladvice,orotherwiseunderminethetherapeuticprocess.Thestudentmust
signtheagreement,andacopywillbegiventoallmembersofthestudentstreatmentteam.
Anothercopywillbeplacedinthestudentsfile.

HUHSclinicianswilldeterminetheappropriatenatureandvenueofservicesforaddressing
thestudentssubstanceabuseorpsychologicaldisorder.Theseservicesmayinclude
individualcounselingortherapy,medicalevaluationbyaprimarycareclinician,ongoing
groupsforstudentswithsubstancesabuseorbehavioraldisturbances,and/orotherservices
availabletostudentsatHUHS.Aswithotherclinicalissues,incertaininstancesHUHSmay
deemitappropriatetomakeareferralofthestudenttoanoutsideclinicianorprogram.Inthe
eventthatthestudentreceivesongoingservicesfromanoutsideresource,thatclinicianor
programmustinformHUHSandtheCollegeifthestudentdoesnotcomplywithtreatment.
Shouldthestudentdeclinetoparticipateincounseling,failactivelytoengageinongoing
treatment,orcontinuetomanifestbehavioraldisturbance,theCollegewillassesswhetherthe
studentmayappropriatelyremainwithintheresidentialcommunityandwillreservetherightto
terminatethestudentsresidence,orenrollmentintheCollege,ifappropriate.Inthisinstance
too,theDeanofHarvardCollegemay,ifhedeemsitnecessaryandappropriate,placesucha
studentonaninvoluntaryleaveofabsencefromtheCollege.Astudentplacedonleavemay
requesttoreturntotheCollegewhencliniciansatHUHSareabletoconclude,withthe
studentsvoluntarycooperationwiththeirassessment,thatthestudentmayappropriately
resumehisorherparticipationintheCollegecommunity.

MedicalInsuranceandHUHS
HarvardUniversityHealthServices(HUHS)andMedicalInsurance

MassachusettsInsuranceRequirements

WaivingtheHUSHPStudentHealthInsurancePlan

DentalCoverageOptions

ConfidentialityandConsent

PatientAdvocate

SpecialNeeds

ImmunizationsandTravelHealth

HarvardUniversityHealthServices(HUHS)attheSmithCampusCenter
huhs.harvard.edu
75Mt.AuburnStreet,Cambridge,MA
6174955711,TTY:6174951211

HarvardUniversityStudentHealthProgram(HUSHP)
hushp.harvard.edu
75Mt.AuburnStreet,Cambridge,MA
6174952008
mservices@huhs.harvard.edu

MassachusettsInsuranceRequirements

Massachusettslawrequiresthatallstudentsenrolledinaninstitutionofhigherlearningin
Massachusettsparticipateinastudenthealthinsuranceprogramorinahealth
benefitplanwithcomparablecoverage.AllHarvardstudentsareautomaticallyenrolledinthe
HarvardUniversityStudentHealthProgram(HUSHP)andthecostoftheprogramisapplied
totheirstudentbill.

HarvardUniversityStudentHealthProgram(HUSHP)

hushp.harvard.edu

TheHarvardUniversityStudentHealthProgram(HUSHP)iscomprisedoftwoparts:

TheStudentHealthFeeisrequiredforallstudentswhoaremorethanhalftimeand
studyinginMassachusetts.ThisfeecoversmostservicesatHarvardUniversityHealth
Services(HUHS),includinginternalmedicine,mostmedical/surgicalspecialtycare,
mentalhealth/counselingservices,physicaltherapy,radiology,andurgentcare.
TheStudentHealthInsurancePlanprovideshospital/specialtycarethroughBlue
CrossBlueShieldofMassachusettsandprescriptiondrugcoveragethrough
Catamaran.Coverageincludesemergencyroomvisits,hospitalizations,diagnostic
lab/radiologyservices,ambulatorysurgery,specialtycareoutsideHUHS(limited),and
prescriptiondrugcoverage.Benefitlimitsandcostsharingmayapplyvisit
hushp.harvard.eduformoredetails.

WaivingtheHUSHPStudentHealthInsurancePlan

StudentsenrolledinacomparablehealthinsuranceplanmaybeeligibletowaivetheStudent
HealthInsurancePlan.Waiversmustbecompletedbytheappropriatedeadlineorthe
chargeswillremainonyourstudentbill.ThedeadlinetowaiveisJuly31,2015forthefall
term(orfullacademicyear)andJanuary31,2016forthespringterm.

Beforewaiving,carefullyevaluatewhetheryourexistinghealthplanwillprovide
adequate,comprehensivecoverageintheBostonarea.Visithushp.harvard.eduto
reviewthewaiverchecklistforguidance.Youwillbefullyresponsibleforallmedical
claimsandprescriptiondrugcostsifyouwaivetheStudentHealthInsurancePlan.
InternationalstudentsstudyingoncampusatHarvardarenoteligibletowaivethe
StudentHealthInsurancePlanwithforeigninsurance,includingthosewithaU.S.based
administrator.ThisisarequirementpursuanttotheMassachusettsstudenthealth
programregulations.

FordetailedinformationontheHarvardUniversityStudentHealthProgrampolicies,benefits,
limitations,andexclusions,visithushp.harvard.edu.

DentalCoverageOptions

Anoptionaldentalplanwillbeavailableforstudentsandtheireligibledependents.Rates,
enrollment,andbenefitinformationisavailableathushp.harvard.edu.Coverageiseffective
August1,2015July31,2016.Enrollmentandrenewalisnotautomaticthedeadlinefor
bothisSeptember30,2015.

Studentsareeligibleforaspecialpreventiveservicepackagepriceandadiscountonall
specialtyservicesattheHarvardDentalServiceiftheychoosenottoenrollintheoptional
studentdentalplan.

ConfidentialityandConsent

HUHSprotectstheconfidentialityofallhealthandhealthrelatedrecordstothefullextentof
thelaw.PatienthealthrecordsarestoredelectronicallyandareonlyaccessedbyHUHSstaff
membersdirectlyinvolvedinthecase.Eachandeverystaffmemberemployedbyoraffiliated
withHUHSmustparticipateinathoroughtrainingandorientationonhealthinformation
privacyandsecuritylawsandstandards,andsignaconfidentialitystatementagreeingto
maintainpatientprivacywithinandoutsidetheworkplace.Writtenauthorizationfromthe
studentisnecessarytoreleaserecordinformationtoanythirdparty,exceptinhighlyunusual
circumstancesasrequiredbylaw,orasindicatedinthefollowingparagraphs.Anyquestions
orconcernsaboutissuesofconfidentialityorpatientrightsatHUHSshouldbeaddressedto
thePatientAdvocateat6174957583orpatadvoc@huhs.harvard.edu.

TheCollegemaycalluponprofessionalstaffatHUHSforconsultationregardingtheimpactof
astudentsphysicaloremotionalhealthonresidence,onthenecessityofamedicalleaveof
absence,oronspecialacademicorresidentialarrangementsoraccommodations(seealso
EffectofHealthIssuesonDormitoryorHouseResidence,ClearanceforReturn,and
Attendance,Absences,ReadingPeriod,Examinations,andExtensions).If,aspartofthe
consultation,theCollegerequestsmedicalinformationfromHUHSaboutastudent,thenthat
informationmaybeprovided,inordinarycircumstances,onlywiththestudentspermission.
Wherepermissionisgiven,onlyrelevantinformationabouttheimpactofaphysicalillness,
disability,emotionaldifficulty,orotherhealthconditiononastudentsresidentialandacademic
lifeisdiscussedinformationthatisnotrelevanttothearrangementsofresidentialand
academicadjustmentsunderconsiderationwillnotbedisclosed.Whenastudentchoosesnot
toallowHUHStoprovidesuchinformationtotheCollegeregardingpendingacademicor
residentialarrangementsoraccommodations,thentheCollegewillproceedtomake
decisionsintheabsenceofthisinformation.Itisalsopossibleforstudentstoinitiatea
consultationbetweentheirhealthcareprovidersatHUHSandCollegeadministration.

IncertaincircumstancesitmaynotbepossibleoradvisableforprofessionalstaffatHUHSto
obtainastudentsconsenttoadisclosureofhealthorhealthrelatedinformation.Twosuch
circumstancesworthyofnoteincludethefollowing:

Dangertoselforothers

Oneexceptiontoobtainingastudentsconsentistherareinstanceinwhichastudents
medicalconditionorbehavioraldisturbanceposesadangertothestudentorthreattoothers
ortothecommunity.HUHSprofessionalstaffmaythendiscloseanyrelevantinformationto
anyappropriateperson,includingCollegeofficials,forthepurposeofprotectingthestudent,
others,orthecommunityfromharm.Generally,eveninthissituation,everyeffortismadeto
notifythestudentoftheneedtodiscloseandthereasonforsuchdisclosure.

Treatmentatareahospitalsormedicalfacilities

ItisthepolicyofHUHStonotifytheCollegeofstudenttransferstolocalemergency
departments.SuchnotificationisprovidedtotheappropriateAllstonBurrAssistantDeanor
ResidentDeanofFreshmen,andisdocumentedatHUHS.IfanAssistantDeanorResident
Dean,otherresidentialofficial,orCollegeadministratorhasreasontobelievethatastudentis
notinresidenceandmaybeinamedicalfacility,he/shemaycontactHUHSregardinga
studentswhereabouts.TheHUHSclinicianordinarilywilldiscloseonlythatthestudentis
safelyincare.When,inanHUHScliniciansmedicaljudgment,astudentisinalife
threateningcondition,orispsychologicallyunstable,orhassustainedanillnessorinjurythat
willlikelyresultinahospitaladmissionorrequirecareafterdischarge,thatclinicianwillnotify
thestudentsAllstonBurrAssistantDeanorResidentDeanofFreshmen,residentialofficial,
orCollegeadministrator.Onlyinformationregardingthefactoftheadmission/discharge,
locationofthestudent,generalmedicalcondition,andprospectsforreturntoresidenceis
sharedinformationregardingdiagnosisortreatmentisnotshared.Studentsreturningfrom
emergencycareorhospitalizationatareafacilitiesareexpectedtoupdateHUHSand
ordinarilywillbeassessedregardingsuitabilitytoreturntoresidence(SeeProcedurefor
NotificationandConsultation,andClearanceforReturn).

WhenHUHSisawarethatastudentwhohasbeenhospitalizedorreceivedemergency
treatmentdecidestoleaveamedicalfacilityagainstmedicaladvice,anHUHSclinicianmay
apprisethatstudentsAllstonBurrAssistantDeanorResidentDeanofFreshmenorother
appropriateCollegeofficialofthisdecision,ifinthecliniciansjudgmentthestudentsdecision
mayposeasignificantriskofphysicaloremotionaldangertothestudent,toroommatesor
suitemates,ortomembersoftheresidentialcommunity.Dependinguponthecircumstances,
theclinicianmayinformaCollegeofficialofthestudentslocation,decisiontoleaveafacility
againstmedicaladvice,riskoffurtherinjuryorrelapse,orpossiblethreattothestudentsown
safetyortothatofothers.

PatientAdvocate

ThePatientAdvocateisavailabletoassiststudentswithanyquestions,comments,or
concerns.Allcommunicationsareconfidential.
SpecialNeeds

HUHSispreparedtomeetthegeneralandspecialhealthcareneedsofstudents.Early
contactwithaprimarycarephysicianisadvisedtoestablishabaseforcontinuityofcare
duringastudentsactivestayatHarvard.Avarietyofaccessservicesareavailablethrough
theAccessibleEducationOffice(aeo.fas.harvard.edu),includingsignlanguageandoral
interpreters.ThePatientAdvocateisavailabletoassistindividualswithspecialneeds.

ImmunizationsandTravelHealth

RequiredImmunizations

Massachusettshasstrictimmunizationrequirementsthatyoumustmeetinordertoregister
forclasses.Immunizationshelpprotectyoufromillnessesandcontributetotheoverallwell
beingofourcommunity.Weencourageyoutoreceiveanyrequiredimmunizations
beforeyouarriveatHarvard,asmanyprivatehealthplanswillcoverthecost.Ifyouare
unabletoobtainthesepriortoyourarrivaloncampus,youmayarrangetogetimmunizations
atvariouslocationsinthearea,includingHUHS.Pleasenotethatyourhealthplanmaynot
coverimmunizationsyoureceiveatHUHS,inwhichcaseyouwillberesponsibleforthecost
oftheimmunizations.PleasenotethattheStudentHealthInsurancePlancoverspreventive
immunizationsonlyatHUHS.

AllstudentsarerequiredtocomplywiththeMassachusettsimmunizationregulationsand
submitacompleteimmunizationhistorytoHarvardUniversityHealthServicespriorto
registration.Incompleteoroverdueformsmaydelayregistration.

TravelHealthImmunizationsandInformation

HUHSprovidesimmunizationsandrelatedservices,includingexpertcounselingandadvice
forindividualtravelhealthneeds,onafeeforservicebasis.HUHSstronglyrecommends
schedulingtravelhealthappointmentssixtoeightweeksinadvanceoftravel.

PolicyRegardingUndergraduateOrganizations
StatementofPolicyRegardingUndergraduateStudentOrganizations

RecognizedIndependentStudentOrganizations

SponsoredStudentOrganizations

UnrecognizedorNonHarvardOrganizations

FundingandFinances

Hazing

HarvardCollegecategorizesstudentorganizationsinthefollowingway:

RecognizedIndependentStudentOrganizations(ISOs).ISOsreceivedesignated
benefitsfromtheCollege,areresponsibleformeetingfilingrequirementswiththeOSL,
andareaccountabletotheCollegeforresponsibleuseofthosebenefits.
SponsoredStudentOrganizations(SSOs):SSOsareled,organizedorsponsoredby
Universitydepartments,officesorunitsandthusdonotmeetthedefinitionof
recognizedIndependentStudentOrganizations.SSOsreceivedesignatedbenefits
affordedtoISOsandfilewiththeOSLtoobtainaccesstothosebenefits.
UnrecognizedorNonHarvardOrganizations(suchasFinalClubs,fraternities,
sororities,SocialClubs):Astheseorganizationsarenotrecognized,theCollegedoes
notprovidethemwithaccess,support,orbenefits.Individualstudentsinvolvedinsuch
organizationsofcourseremainsubjecttotheCollegespolicies.

RecognizedIndependentStudentOrganizations(ISOs)

Throughrecognizedundergraduateorganizationseachnewclassleavesitsspecialmarkon
thecultural,social,andintellectuallifeoftheCollege.IngrantingrecognitiontoIndependent
StudentOrganizations(ISOs),theintentionoftheCollegeistosupportstudentswhowishto
pursuetheirvariousinterestsandtalentsinwaysthatareseparatefromformalcoursestudy.
RecognitionofanISOisnotanindicationthattheUniversityapprovesorendorsestheISOs
goals,activities,orpointsofview.

ProvidedtheseISOsmeetandmaintaintheCollegesrequirementsforrecognition,the
Collegeiswillingtoprovidethemwithcertainbenefitsandprivileges.However,ISOsare
independentanddistinctfromHarvardUniversity.TheCollegesrecognitionof,andprovision
ofbenefitsandprivilegesto,anISOdoesnotmeanthattheISOisaunitoftheUniversityor
controlledbytheUniversity.TheUniversityisnotresponsibleforanISOscontractsorother
actsoromissions.

AnISOisdefinedasagroupofHarvardCollegestudentswhounitetopromoteorcelebratea
commoninterest.WhilethemembershipofanISOmayincludestudentsfromotherHarvard
graduateorprofessionalschools,themajorityofthemembersmustbeHarvardCollege
undergraduates.Faculty,staff,orcommunitymembers,asappropriate,mayparticipateinISO
activities,butmaynotholdleadershiproles.Onlycurrentlyenrolledundergraduatesatthe
CollegearepermittedtoserveasofficersofrecognizedISOs.

RecognizedISOsmustmaintainlocalautonomy.ThismeansthattheISOmustmakeall
policydecisionswithoutobligationtoanyparentorganization,nationalchapter,orcharter,and
withoutdirection,interferenceorpressurefromanysuchentity.

ISOsdonotqualifyforuseoftheUniversitystaxpayeridentificationnumberorthe
UniversitystaxexemptstatusinconnectionwithpurchasesorsalesbytheISO,giftsdirectly
totheISO,interestorotherincomeoftheISO,oranyotheractivityoftheISO.TheCollege
willconsiderrequeststoestablishanaccountcontrolledbytheCollegetowhichcontributions
mightbemadeforthebenefitofanISO.

BenefitsGrantedtoRecognizedIndependentStudentOrganizations

ISOsgrantedrecognitionbytheCommitteeonStudentLifemayreceivemanybenefits,which
include:

PlanEventsandActivitiesonCampus
AbilitytoreserveCollegerooms,concerthalls,andoutdoorspacesforeventsand
activities.
Permissiontopublicize,posterandreservesandwichboardsoncampusincluding
postingontheCollegeCalendar.
AccesstoticketingservicesprovidedbytheHarvardBoxOffice.
RecruitonCampus
Participationintheannualstudentactivityfairheldinthefall,aswellasan
opportunitytoenterthelotteryfortheactivityfairheldeachspringforprospective
students.
Inclusionintheonlinedirectoryofstudentorganizations.
AbilityforstudentstolisttheirISOorSSOaffiliationintheHarvardCollege
Yearbook.
UsetheHarvardCollegeName
PermissiontousetheHarvardCollegenameandtrademarks,inaccordancewith
Harvardguidelines.
ManageFinancesandFundraising
OrganizationbankingaccountattheHarvardUniversityEmployeesCreditUnion.
AbilitytoapplyforandreceivegrantsfromUniversitysources,suchasthe
President'sPublicServiceFund,theOfficefortheArts,andtheUndergraduate
Council.
AbilitytofundraisewithspecificpermissionfromOSL.
UpondemonstrationofausefulcontributiontotheHarvardCollegecommunity
throughtheactivitiesoftheISO,theCollegemaydeterminethatagiftor
endowmentaccountcontrolledbytheCollege,towhichtaxdeductible
contributionsmaybemade,maybeestablishedattheCollegeforthebenefitof
theISO.
AccessServicesandSupport
EmailandwebsiteorganizationaccountsthroughtheHarvardComputerSociety.
AdvisingandsupportservicesfromtheOSL.
AbilitytoarchiveorganizationalmaterialsinUniversityArchives.
Abilitytoapplyforand/orreceiveamailbox,office,orstoragespaceintheStudent
OrganizationCenteratHilles.

ResponsibilitiesofRecognizedIndependentStudentOrganizations

RecognizedIndependentStudentOrganizationsareexpectedtomeetthefollowing
requirementstoremainingoodstandingwiththeCollege:

Compliance
Complywithalllocal,state,andfederallawsandregulations,andwithHarvards
policiesandrequirements,assetforthintheHarvardCollegeHandbookfor
Students,theOSLwebsite,andanyotherwrittenmaterialsfromtheOSL.
OperateinamannerconsistentwiththegoalsandstandardsoftheUniversity.
ReregisterwiththeOSLeachfall.
FileacurrentconstitutionandbylawswiththeOSLmakingclearthattheISOdoes
notdiscriminateonthebasisofrace,creed,color,sex,genderidentity,sexual
orientation,orphysicaldisability.
FilenonhazingattestationformsannuallywiththeOSL,takeactivestepsto
understandhazingandidentifyhazingactivities,andundertakeonlyteambuilding
activitiesthatdonotinvolvehazing.
SubmittotheOSLacompletelistofofficersandmembersdemonstratingthatthe
ISOmeetstherequirementslistedbelow.NotifytheOSLpromptlywhenthereare
changesintherosterofofficers.
Allofficersandamajorityofthemembersmustberegistered
undergraduatesingoodstandingwiththeCollege.Aminimumoften
undergraduatemembersisrequired.
AllothermembersmustbestudentsfromotherHarvardgraduateor
professionalschools.
Attendallrequiredtrainingsessions,includingthoseheldannually.
Secureappropriateinsurancecoverage,whenapplicable,fororganizational
activities.
Communication
ConsultwiththeOSLwhenplanninganyactivitiesforwhichsignificantattendance
isanticipated(including,forexample,outdoorevents,conferences,parties,orlate
nightsocials)orwhenplanninganyothereventthatinvolvesunusualorpotentially
riskyactivitiesorelements.
ProvidetimelynotificationtotheOSLandtheCommitteeonStudentLifeofany
changesinitsconstitutionandbylawsandsubmitacopyoftheamended
documentsforapproval.InformtheOSLofanyotherchangeswithintheISOina
timelyfashion.
MaintainwiththeOSLanaccurateandcompletelistofofficersandmembers.
CommunicatewithUniversityofficesinatimelymanner.Whenservicesare
neededfromUniversityoffices,ISOsshouldassumethatatleastthreeweeks
priornoticeisrequired.
Leadership
ManageUniversityresourceswisely,ethically,andaccordingtoUniversityand
Collegeguidelines.
Developandensuresuccessfulofficertransitionsincludinggoodrecordkeeping
andnewofficerorientation.
Manageorganizationsfinancesresponsiblybymaintainingaccuratefinancial
records,implementingappropriateprocedures,andmeetingallfinancial
obligations.
AccurateRepresentation
ClearlyandaccuratelyidentifytheISOsrelationshipwiththeUniversityinprint
andelectronicpublications,onwebsites,andinpromotionalmaterials,fundraising,
contracts,andotheractivities.Inalldealingswiththirdpartiesandwritten
materials,theISOisrequiredtoincludetheappropriatedisclaimers.
Inallwrittenmaterials,ISOsshoulddescribethemselvesas:Astudentrun
organizationatHarvardCollege.
Inallcontracts,ISOsshouldincludethefollowingtwoprovisions:(1)Theparties
heretoagreeandunderstandthatHarvardUniversityisnotapartytothiscontract
andthatHarvardUniversityisnotresponsible,underanycircumstances,for
performinganyobligationsofthiscontractand(2)[ThirdParty]suseofthe
nameHarvard(aloneoraspartofanothername)inadvertisingorpromotional
materialsisnotpermitted.
LocalAutonomy
Maintainlocalautonomyinthegovernanceoftheorganization.Thismeansthat
theISOmustmakeallpolicydecisionswithoutobligationtoanyparent
organization,nationalchapter,orcharter,andwithoutdirection,interferenceor
pressurefromanysuchentity.ISOsthathavegraduatetrusteeshipsorother
advisingboardscomposedofresponsiblealumniordinarilywillbeconsideredto
beincompliancewiththisrule.
Advisers
HaveanadviserwhoisanemployeeoftheUniversityandpreferablyonewho
holdsapersonalinterestorprofessionalexpertisethatrelatestotheorganization
heorsheisadvising.Consultregularlywiththeadviserregardingtheactivitiesof
theorganization.

SponsoredStudentOrganizations

Somestudentorganizationsareled,organizedorsponsoredbyUniversitydepartments,
officesorunitsandthusdonotmeetthedefinitionofrecognizedIndependentStudent
Organizations.Thesesponsoredstudentorganizations(SSOs)generallyhavethefollowing
characteristics:

AUniversitydepartment,officeorunitacknowledgestheorganizationaspartofits
activitiesandworkscloselyinasupervisorycapacitywiththeorganization.
Themission,purpose,andgoalsoftheorganizationarealignedwiththoseofthe
Universitydepartment,officeorunit.
TheorganizationseventsandactivitiesarecarriedoutonbehalfoftheUniversity
department,officeorunit.
TheUniversitydepartment,officeorunitplaysaroleinselectingtheorganizations
members.
TheUniversitydepartment,officeorunitmayprovideadvisingandfinancialresourcesto
supporttheorganization.
FundingfortheorganizationsactivitiesisprovideddirectlybytheUniversity
department,officeorunit.
UnlikerecognizedISOs,theorganizationmaynotsigncontractsonitsownbehalf
instead,allcontractsmustbesignedbyanofficeroftheUniversity.
BenefitsGrantedtoSponsoredStudentOrganizations

PlanEventsandActivitiesonCampus
AbilitytoreserveCollegerooms,concerthalls,andoutdoorspacesforeventsand
activities.
Permissiontopublicize,poster,andreservesandwichboardsoncampusincluding
postingontheCollegeCalendar.
AccesstoticketingservicesprovidedbytheHarvardBoxOffice.
RecruitonCampus
Participationintheannualstudentactivityfairheldinthefall.
Inclusionintheonlinedirectoryofstudentorganizations.
AbilityforstudentstolisttheirISOorSSOaffiliationintheHarvardCollege
Yearbook.
UseoftheHarvardCollegeName
PermissiontousetheHarvardCollegenameandtrademarks,inaccordancewith
Harvardguidelines.
AccessServicesandSupport
EmailandwebsiteorganizationaccountsthroughtheHarvardComputerSociety
AdvisingandsupportservicesthroughtheOSL.
AbilitytoarchiveorganizationalmaterialsintheUniversityArchives.
Abilitytoapplyforand/orreceiveamailbox,office,orstoragespaceintheStudent
OrganizationCenteratHilles.
UseoftheUniversity'staxexemptandnonprofitstatus.

ResponsibilitiesofSponsoredStudentOrganizations

InorderfortheOSLtoprovideprivilegesandbenefitstoSSOs,thefollowingfiling
requirementsmustbemet:

Officerinformation
SponsorshipAttestationFormsignedbytheUniversityofficeordepartment
Nonhazingcomplianceform
Acurrentconstitutionandbylawsthatdonotdiscriminateonthebasisofrace,creed,
color,sex,genderidentity,sexualorientation,orphysicaldisability

UnrecognizedorNonHarvardOrganizations

TheregulationsforISOsrequirethattheymaintainlocalautonomy.Thismeansthatallpolicy
decisionsmustbemadewithoutobligationtoanyparentorganization.Inthisway,the
independenceandintegrityoftheCollegearemaintained.

Fromtimetotime,undergraduatesraisequestionsabouttheirmembershipinunrecognized
ornonHarvardorganizations.Itisimportantthatstudentsmakewellinformeddecisions
whenconsideringmembershipintheseorganizations.OrganizationssuchasFinalClubs,
fraternities,sororities,orSocialClubsarenotpermittedtoconductanyactivityatHarvard
eventhoughtheiractivitiesinvolveHarvardundergraduates.

However,inspecialcircumstances,unrecognizedstudentorganizationswhosemembership
consistsentirelyofHarvardCollegeundergraduatesmay,atthediscretionofaparticular
Harvardofficeordepartment,bepermittedtocosponsoreducationalprogramsorganizedby
thatofficeordepartment.

FundingandFinances

ISOsseekfundsfromavarietyofsourcesthatincludemembershipdues,feepayingevents,
advertising,alumni/aeendowments,andfriendsoftheorganization.Mostofthese
endowments,foundations,andfriendsgroupshavebeenestablishedtoperpetuatetheISO
andtoprovidefinancialsubsidyforprograms.Endowmentsareusuallyadministeredby
alumni/aegroupsinconsultationwiththeOfficeofStudentLife.TheCollegeencouragesthe
developmentofsuchfinancialarrangementsand,whenappropriate,willuseUniversity
resourcestoassistwithfunddrives.Suchfunddrivesmusthavethepriorapprovalofthe
OfficeofStudentLife.AnISOmustobtainpermissionthroughtheDeantosolicitsupportfrom
itsalumni/ae.

TheearningsofanyISOmaynotaccruetoindividualmembers.SomeISOspaysalariesto
membersforservicesperformedbythosemembers.ISOswishingtopaysuchsalariesor
otherformsofremunerationmustfirstreceiveapprovalfromtheOfficeofStudentLife.Itis
expectedthatsalarieswillordinarilyconformtocurrentstudentwageratesinstudent
employment,althoughspecialcompensationmaybegiventomanagersofISOs.

ISOsareresponsiblefortheirownfinancesandforkeepingtheirownfinancialrecords,and
theCollegeexpectsthattheywillbemanagedinaprudentfashion.TheOfficeofStudentLife
providestrainingforfinancialofficersandguidelinesforthemaintenanceoffinancialrecords
throughworkshopsheldeachyear.

Undertheconditionsofrecognition,financialofficerswillberequiredtoattendafinancial
seminar,ISOswillberequiredtopresentannualfinancialreportstotheOfficeofStudentLife,
andanauditofanISOsfinancesmayalsoberequired.

ISOsthatareMassachusettscorporationsandfederallytaxexemptareremindedofthe
requirementtofilespecialfinancialreportsannuallywiththeSecretaryofStateinthe
CommonwealthofMassachusettsandwiththeInternalRevenueService.

TheCollegemakesaconsiderablecontributiontostudentorganizationsuccessbyproviding:
studentorganizationofficesandlockersintheStudentOrganizationCenteratHillesrooms
formeetingsandotherfacilitiesresourcesformusic,debate,drama,anddanceinkind
contributionssuchasprofessionaladviceinfundraisingforexistingfoundations,friends
groups,andnewprojectshelpinticketingeventsthroughtheHarvardBoxOfficeevent
planningandsupportleadershiptrainingmailboxesandmaildeliveryforstudentgroups
negotiatedtransportationoptionsandmore.FormoreinformationonhowtheCollegecan
helpyourISO,feelfreetostopbytheOfficeofStudentLifeatUniversityHall,GroundFloor
Southoremailosl@fas.harvard.edu.

Hazing

ThelawsoftheCommonwealthofMassachusettsforbidanyformofhazinginconnection
withinitiationintoastudentorganization(seeHazing).AsaconditionofCollege
recognition,allstudentorganizationsmustfilenonhazingattestationformswiththeOfficeof
StudentLife.Studentsshouldalsoconsultanimportantguide,PreventingHazingatHarvard,
availableonlineattheOfficeofStudentLifewebsite,thatexplainstheCollegespolicies
regardinghazing,howtoidentifyhazingactivities,andsuggestionsforgroupactivitiesthatdo
notinvolvehazing.Thesepoliciesalsoapplytounrecognizedorganizationswhose
membershipismadeupofHarvardCollegestudents.Seehttp://osl.fas.harvard.edu/hazing.

RegulationsforIndependentStudentOrganizations
RecognitionofIndependentStudentOrganizations

Officers'Responsibility

GeneralRequirements

RecognitionofIndependentStudentOrganizations
TheCommitteeonStudentLifehastheauthoritytograntofficialrecognitiontoISOsandhas
establishedregulationsfortheirgovernanceassetforthintheHandbookforStudents,
includingwithoutlimitationundertheheadingsResponsibilitiesofRecognizedIndependent
StudentOrganizationsandRegulationsforIndependentStudentOrganizations.ISOsalsoare
expectedtoabidebytheregulationsoftheOfficeofStudentLifeavailableonlineat:theOSL
website.TheCollegeexpectsISOstocomplywithallapplicableregulations.IftheCommittee
onStudentLifedeterminesthatanISOhasfailedtodoso,itmayrevoketheISOscharter.
ISOsmustreregisterwiththeOfficeofStudentLifeeachacademicyearinordertocontinue
theirrecognition.ShouldanISOnotmeettheregistrationdeadline,failtoturninanyofthe
registrationdocuments,and/ornotreconciledebtswithoutsidevendors,thentheISOwillbe
placedonprobationbytheOfficeofStudentLife.Duringtheprobationaryperiod,theISOwill
beunabletoreservespaceoncampus,advertiseforevents,usetheHarvardname,and/or
participateinthevisitingprogramorfallactivityfairs.

TheofficiallistofISOsandrulesgoverningtheiractivitiesareavailablefromtheOfficeof
StudentLife.

AllofficiallyrecognizedISOshavetheprivilegeofusingHarvardCollegesnameandits
facilitiesinaccordancewiththelimitationsdetailedontheOfficeofStudentLifewebsite.
Completeinformationontheproceduresthatshouldbefollowedtoobtainrecognitionisfound
onlineattheOSLwebsite.

OfficialrecognitionfollowsuponrecommendationoftheStudentOrganizationRecognition
CommitteetotheCommitteeonStudentLife.Studentorganizationproposalsareevaluated
bytheCommitteeaccordingtothefollowingcriteria:

CompliancewithallapplicableHarvardpolicies.
DemonstratednonduplicationofthemissionofpreviouslyrecognizedISOsandlackof
clearsimilaritywithanotheralreadyrecognizedISO.
Clearlyarticulatedobjectivesandgoals.
Feasibilityoffundingthestatedgoals,projects,orpublications.
Demonstratedplanforsustainability.
Localautonomy(whetherallpolicydecisionswillbemadewithoutobligationtoany
parentorganization,nationalchapter,orcharter).
Atleasttenundergraduatemembers.Allofficersandamajorityofthemembersmustbe
registeredundergraduatesofHarvardCollege.
AdherencetotheUniversity'snondiscriminationpolicy.
Demonstratedbenefittothemembers,campus,and/orwidercommunity.
DemonstratedneedforrecognitionbasedonbenefitsprovidedtorecognizedISOs.

Tomaintainofficialstatus,ISOsmustregisteratthestartofeachacademicyearwiththe
OfficeofStudentLife.FailuretomeettheserequirementswillcauseanISOtobeplacedon
probationandtoloseallprivilegesgiventorecognizedISOs.

OfficersResponsibility

TheofficersofeachISOareresponsibleforknowledgeoftherulesgoverningindependent
studentorganizationsandareexpectedtokeepmembersoftheirorganizationinformedofall
suchrules.IfthereisanydoubtabouttheinterpretationorifanyISOwishesanexception
made,theOfficeofStudentLife,UniversityHall,GroundFloorSouth,shouldbeconsulted.
(MembersofISOsshouldnotethattheyareofcoursealsosubjecttoallexpectationsfor
conductsetforthintheHandbookforStudents.)OfficersofISOsareremindedoftheir
accountabilityundertheDrugandAlcoholPolicy(seeStandardsofConductintheHarvard
CommunityunderGeneralRegulations).Anyviolationoftherulesmayleadtothesuspension
orrevocationofanISOscharterbytheCommitteeonStudentLife.

TheofficersofeveryISOareexpectedtoregisterwiththeOfficeofStudentLifeatthestartof
eachacademicyearinordertoassumeactivitiesfortheacademicyearinquestion.Asnoted
above,ISOsthatfailtomeettherequirementsofregistrationwillbeplacedonprobation
and/orwilllosetheirrecognitionstatusbytheCollege.

GeneralRequirements

InadditiontotheResponsibilitiesofRecognizedIndependentStudentOrganizationssetforth
elsewhere,thefollowingrequirementsapplytoISOs:

OnlyISOsthathavereceivedapprovalfromtheDeanofHarvardCollegemayuse
HarvardCollegeintheirnames.ApprovalofthenameandrecognitionbytheDeans
Officeconstitutespermissiontousethatnameinnoticesofmeetingsandwritten
materials.AnyregularpublicationsponsoredbytheISOthatusesHarvardinitstitle
needsadvancepermission.PermissiontouseHarvardorHarvardCollegeinthe
nameofagroupappliestoundergraduateISOs,andnottoalumnigroups(seealsoThe
UseofHarvardUniversitysTrademarks(NamesandInsignia)orvisitthefollowing
website:http://trademark.harvard.edu).ExplicitadvancepermissionoftheOfficeofthe
DeanorProvostisneededbeforeanorganizationcangivepermissiontoathirdpartyto
usetheHarvardnameortoimplyconnectionwiththeCollegeorUniversity.
ISOsmustnotduplicatethemissionofpreviouslyrecognizedorganizations.
Collegepolicy(seeGeneralRegulationsandStandardsofConduct)requiresthat
studentsonprobationmaynotengageinanycompetitionoractivitythat,intheopinion
oftheAdministrativeBoard,mayinterferewiththeirCollegework.Astudenton
probationmustattendallclassesandbeespeciallyconscientiousaboutallacademic
responsibilities.Iftheoffenseorunsatisfactoryacademicrecordisrelatedto
participationinextracurricularactivity,theAdministrativeBoardmayatitsdiscretion
restrictparticipationincasesinwhichmanagementoftimeappearstobetheproblem,
theAdministrativeBoardmayaskthestudenttoobtaintheBoardspermissionfor
participationineachindividualextracurricularactivity.
Studentsonleaveofabsenceorrequiredtowithdrawmaynottakepartinstudent
activities,includingstudentorganizations.
FacultymembersmaynotbevotingmembersorofficersofundergraduateISOs.They
are,however,encouragedtoserveasadvisers,sponsors,orconsultants.
Noorganizationshallbeallowedtoappearonacommerciallysponsoredradioor
televisionprogram.
Noorganizationshallinanypublication,radioortelevisionbroadcast,public
performance,orothervenuepurporttorepresenttheviewsoropinionsofHarvard
University,oritsbody.
NoorganizationmayactsoastoendangerthetaxexemptstatusofHarvardUniversity.
Noorganizationmaybeconnectedwithanyadvertisingmedium,includingthepressor
otherpublicforum,thatmakesuseofthenameofHarvard(seealsoTheUseofthe
HarvardNameandInsigniaandhttp://trademark.harvard.edu/.)
Studentsandstudentorganizationsareexpectedtorespecttheprivacyofstudentsand
alumni/aeparticularlythosewithFERPAblocks.

Religion
Theabilitytoexpressonesviewsregardingreligionisasignificantfreedomofspeechthat
theCollegeupholds.Insomeinstances,thistypeofexpressionbecomesanavenuefor
persuasiontoaffiliatewithaparticularreligion.Discussioninthisveinisprohibitedwhenthe
educationalandworkenvironmentofanindividualorthecommunityisjeopardized.
Harassmentisdefinedasactionsonthepartofanindividualorgroupwhichdemeanor
abuseanotherindividualbecauseofreligiousbeliefsorthatcontinueaftertheaffected
individualhasrequestedaterminationofthattypeofdiscussion.Inallinstancesinwhicha
particularreligionsponsorsaneventordiscussion,theindividualorgroupinitiatingsuch
contactmustclearlyidentifyitssponsorshiporthesectarianreligiousnatureofitsagenda.
Onoccasion,studentshaveexpressedconcernsaboutfeelingpressuretojoinaparticular
religiousorganization.TheHarvardChaplains,theinterfaithassociationofchaplainsat
Harvard,areattunedtosomeoftheissuesrelatedtoreligiousrecruitmentthroughhigh
pressuretacticsandcanoffersuggestionsforinterventionandprevention.Moreinformationis
availableintheHarvardChaplainsOffice(6174955529)locatedinthebasementofthe
MemorialChurch.

Publications
Anorganizationorgroupofundergraduateswishingtocreateanewstudentpublicationmust
fileafulldescriptionoftheproposedpublicationwiththeOfficeofStudentLife,inadditionto
fulfillingrequirementsoutlinedunderRecognitionofIndependentStudentOrganizations.
Sufficientdetailsastofinancing,circulation,andauthorshipmustbeincludedinthe
descriptiontogiveassurancethatitisaHarvardCollegestudententerpriseandfinancially
responsible.

PublicityandSolicitation
DistributionofPrintedMatter

DistributionofprintedmatterintheHouses,dormitories,AnnenbergHall,oronHarvard
propertymustbeapprovedbytheOfficeofStudentLife.TheHouseMastersandtheDeanof
Freshmenhavetherighttoregulatethetime,place,andmannerofdistributionintheirareas.
Ineachoftheabovecases,permissiontodistributeprintedmattermaybegrantedupon
applicationtotheOfficeofStudentLife.Studentgroupsmayalsowishtousethedistribution
servicesofHarvardStudentAgencies(marketing.hsa.net/pages/distribution).Fordistribution
ofmaterialsoutdoors,allISOsmustregisterwiththeOfficeofStudentLife.

Shouldagroupofstudentsthatisnotarecognizedindependentstudentorganizationor
sponsoredstudentorganizationwishtodistributeprintedmatteroncampus,permissiontodo
somaybegrantedbytheOfficeofStudentLifeuponsubmissionofapetitionsignedbyten
registeredundergraduates.Distributioncannotoccuruntilapprovalhasbeenmadeexplicit.

Posters

Postersmaybeplacedonlyonbulletinboardsandkiosksandnotondoors,fences,entry
posts,gates,poles,wastecontainers,sidewalks,orothersimilarplaces.Organizations
violatingtheserulesmaybefinedupto$200perdailyviolationandmaylosepostering
privilegesbytheCollege.Thedefacementofsidewalksorbuildingswithposters,chalk,or
anyothermaterialisprohibited.

EveryrecognizedISOingoodstandingwiththeCollege,includingofficialHouse
organizations,hastheprivilegeofpostingonUniversitybulletinboardsandkiosks.
Restrictedbulletinboards(insideclassroomsorbuildings)arelimitedtotheuseof
designateddepartmentsororganizations.Theofficialrepresentativeoftherespective
departmentororganizationmustapproveuseofthesebulletinboards.
PriorpermissionoftheOfficeofStudentLifeisrequiredforposterslargerthan11x17.
PostersareremovedfrombulletinboardsandkioskseveryMondayandThursday,
staffingandweatherpermitting.
UnrecognizedstudentorganizationsmustobtainpriorpermissionoftheOfficeof
StudentLifetopostonUniversitybulletinboardsandkiosksandsuchpermissionwillbe
grantedonlyinexceptionalcases.
ThebottomrighthandcornerofallpostersmustclearlydenotetheISO'sofficialname
andincludedetailsonaccessibility.Formoreinformation,pleasevisittheOfficeof
StudentLifewebpageregardingaccessibilityconsiderations.
ItisagainstCityofCambridgeordinancestoaffixpostersandnoticestoutilitypoles.
Balloons

StudentorganizationsareprohibitedfromadvertisingeventsbyuseofballoonsinHarvard
Yard.Inrarecircumstances,permissionmaybegrantedbytheOfficeofStudentLife.

Solicitation

SolicitationinUniversitybuildingsandonUniversitypropertymusthavepriorapprovalofthe
properauthority.Permissionforeachofthefollowingactivitiesmustbeobtainedfromthe
indicatedoffice:

Salesofsubscriptionstorecognizedpublications,salesofticketstofunctionsgivenby
recognizedISOs,andsalesofrecordingsofrecognizedISOs(providedallsuchsales
areconductedintheimmediatevicinityofCollegeDiningHalls,SandersTheatre,orby
theScienceCenter):theOfficeofStudentLife.
Allothersales:DirectorofStudentEmploymentandtheOfficeofStudentLife.
Allsolicitationandcanvassingmustbecarriedoutbetweenthehoursof9amand9:30
pmonweekdaysonly.ExceptionsmaybegrantedbytheOfficeofStudentLife.
TheDeanofFreshmenorHouseMastersmaydenypermissiontocarryontheabovein
theirdormitoriesorHouses.
PermissionoftheOfficeofStudentLifemustbeobtainedinordertosolicitpriortothe
firstdayofclasses.

UseofHarvardUniversityTrademarks
TheUseofHarvardUniversitysTrademarks(NamesandInsignia)

TheTrademarkProgram(http://trademark.harvard.edu)ischargedwiththeprotectionand
licensingofHarvardstrademarksworldwideandtheadministrationoftheUniversitysinternal
UseofNamepoliciesandguidelines.Theofficealsoprovidesadvicetomembersofthe
Harvardcommunityonawiderangeoftrademarkrelatedissues.

Initsprotectionefforts,theofficeregistersHarvardsvarioustrademarksandworkstostop
theirunauthorizedusearoundtheworld.Throughitsdomesticandinternationallicensing
endeavors,theofficelicensestheUniversitystrademarks(e.g.,Harvard,HarvardUniversity,
HarvardCollege,HarvardMedicalSchool,HBS,HarvardFootball,theVERITASshield,etc.)
toqualifiedcompaniestoproduceavarietyofinsigniaitemsproceedsfromthesalesofthese
itemsareprovidedtotheFacultyofArtsandSciencesforundergraduatefinancialaid.The
officealsoadministersHarvardsUseofNamepolicies,whichwereestablishedbythe
UniversitytoensurethattheHarvardnameandinsigniasareusedappropriatelyand
accuratelybytheUniversitycommunityandinaccordancewiththeprinciplescontainedinthe
policies.

AllHarvardstudentgroupnamesincorporatinganyoftheUniversitystrademarksareowned
bythePresidentandFellowsofHarvardCollege(HarvardUniversity)andareusedby
permissionoftheUniversity.Inaddition,theuseofanyofHarvardsshields/logosbystudent
groupsisbypermissionoftheUniversity.Also,anyuseofHarvardsnames/logosbystudent
groupsorstudentsmustcomplywithallrelevantUniversitypolicies,includingthepolicyon
theUseofHarvardNamesandInsignias.

Development
AnyISOwishingtoraisefundsoutsidetheHarvardUniversitycampuswhetherfroman
individualorfromanorganizationmustreceivepriorapprovalfromtheOfficeofStudent
Life.ISOsmustalsoobtainpermissionoftheDeantosolicitsupportfromalumni/aeandmay
requestinformationonwaystoreachalumni/aeforthepurposeofdevelopmentthroughthe
OfficeofStudentLife.RegulationsregardingfundraisingcanbefoundonlineattheOSL
website.

MeetingsandEvents
Completeinformationregardingpoliciesandproceduresforplanningstudentorganization
eventsandactivitiescanbefoundonlineattheOSLwebsite.

OfficersofISOsandSSOsmustreceiveapprovalforconferencesandotherlargeevents
fromtheOfficeofStudentLifepriortoplanningsuchevents.Inaddition,officersofISOs
shouldalerttheOfficeofStudentLifebeforesigninganycontractswithvendors,hotels,
consultants,orperformers.(SSOsmaynotsigncontractsontheirownbehalf.)

IndoorMeetings

Collegeclassrooms,lecturehalls,andcertainotherroomsareavailabletorecognizedISOs
andSSOs,withtheunderstandingthat:

Roomswillbekeptneatandclean.
Therewillbenounnecessarynoiseoractionsthatmightdisturbotheroccupantsor
thoseinsurroundingbuildingsorinthestreetorofficebelow.
RoomReservationprivilegesarenontransferableandmaynotbereservedonbehalfof
unrecognizedorganizations,nonCollegeorganizations,orotherthirdpartyentities.

Permissiontouseoncampusspacesandvenuesmustbeprovidedbytheappropriateroom
scheduler.Foralistofvenuesandhowtomakeareservation,seetheOSLwebsiteatthe
OSLwebsite.

AnISOorSSOmaynotannounceitsmeetingplaceuntilithasreceivedofficialpermissionin
writingfortheuseofthatlocation.Meetingssponsoredjointlywithoutsideorganizationsare
notpermittedinUniversitybuildingswithoutexplicitpermissionfromtheOfficeofStudentLife.

Eventsopentothepublic("opentothepublic"isdefinedasopentoattendeesbeyonda
particularHousecommunity,ISOorSSOmembership)shouldbeplannedwithaccessibility
considerationsinmind.Organizersshouldconsiderwheelchairaccessibility,seating
arrangements,audiovisualaccessibility,alternativeprintoptions,podiumaccess,andsign
languageavailabilityastheyplanevents.Formoreinformationonaccessibility,ortoreceive
helpinplanningfortheseaccommodations,thereareseveralresourcesavailable.Pease
contacttheOfficeofStudentLife,refertotheOSLwebsite,orseektheassistanceofthe
AccessibleEducationOfficeat6174968707orUniversityDisabilityServices.

OutdoorMeetings/Events

OutdoorspacerequestformsmustbecompletedandapprovedbytheOfficeofStudent
Lifeforanyoutdoormeeting.
OnUniversityproperty,outdoormeetingsmaynotbeheldintheimmediatevicinityof
classroomsduringnormalclasshours,normaytheybeheldnearresidencebuildings
between9pmand9am.
Theuseofprivatepropertyalsorequiresthepermissionoftheowner.
MeetingssponsoredjointlywithoutsideorganizationsarenotpermittedonUniversity
property.
Theuseofcitystreetsorotherpublicpropertyalsorequireswrittenauthorizationfrom
andcompliancewithregulationsoftheCityofCambridge.

RestrictedDatesforEvents

Permissionwillnotbegiventoholdconcerts,dramaticperformances,debates,meetings,
rallies,contestsofanykind,etc.,duringExaminationPeriods.Latenightsocialeventsalso
willnotbeapprovedduringtheweekendoftheHeadoftheCharlesRegatta.Inaddition,
restrictionsmaybeplacedoneventsduringReadingPeriodsiftheyinterferewithresidential
areasandlibrarieswhereexampreparationisunderway.

PaidAdmissions

AllpubliceventsmustberegisteredandapprovedinadvancethroughtheOfficeofStudent
LifethroughtheEventRegistrationprocess.Inaddition,theEventRegistrationpolicymay
requirethepresenceofaUniversitypoliceofficerand/ortutorsorproctors,CityofCambridge
licenses,and/oranEventSupervisororBeverageServerthroughStudentEventServices.
TheEventRegistrationPolicyandappropriateformscanbefoundonlineattheOSLwebsite.
QuestionsaboutthisprocessmaybeansweredintheOfficeofStudentLife.

MotionPictures

AnystudentgroupororganizationintheCollegeandtheHousesborrowingcommercialfilms
mustfollowallcopyrightregulationsasoutlinedbelow.

Ifadmissionischarged,anysurplusrevenueshallbeusedtofurthertheeducational
goalsofthesponsoringorganization,asoutlinedinitscharter.
TheshowingofcommercialfilmsintheCollegeanditsHousesissubjecttothe
followingregulations:(a)advertisingmustberestrictedtotheHarvardcommunity(b)
theHouseCommittee,ISO,SSO,orotherappropriatecommitteewillordinarilybe
responsibleforthescreeningoffilmsandforfinancialarrangements.
Organizationsshowingfilmsmustconformtoallapplicablecityandstatefire
regulations.

CopyrightRegulations

TheFederalCopyrightActmakesitunlawfultoshowafilminpublicwithouttheexplicit
permissionofthefilmscopyrightowner.RentingorpurchasingaDVDatalocalvideostore
orelsewheregivesthecustomertherighttoviewthefilmbutnottoshowitinpublic.The
CopyrightActdefinespublicinthiscontextasanyplacewhereasubstantialnumberof
personsoutsideofanormalcircleofafamilyanditssocialacquaintancesisgathered.

SeveralmajorproductionanddistributioncompaniesColumbia,MGM,Paramount,Orion,
andothershavegivennoticethatarrangementstoshowtheirfilmspubliclyonuniversity
campusescanbemadebycallingSwankMotionPicturesofSt.Louis(3142892102).All
studentswhowishtoshowfilmsundercircumstancesthatarelikelytobeconsideredpublic
areurgedtocallthisorganizationtoarrangeforappropriatepermission.

PublicPerformances

GeneralRequirementsinRegulationsforIndependentStudentOrganizations.

Dances

Dancesmustendby2am,perCityofCambridgeordinance.Atanypublicdance,a
UniversityPolicedetailand/ortutors,proctors,orStudentEventServicesstaffmustbe
present.AcompletelistofguidelinesfordancesandtherequiredEventRegistrationformare
availableintheOfficeofStudentLife.

InvitationstoDistinguishedVisitors
Inordertofacilitatethenecessaryofficialcourtesiesfordistinguishedvisitors,theOfficeof
StudentLifemustbenotifiedinadvanceofanyinvitationandappropriateclearances
obtained.OnlythenmayinvitationstovisitHarvardasguestsofanundergraduateISObe
issuedtoheadsofstateorgovernments,pastorpresent,tocabinetmembers,and/orto
ambassadorsofforeignnations.TheUniversityMarshalsoffice,locatedatWadsworth
House,alsomustbeconsultedaboutplansfordistinguishedvisitors.

Offices,Lockers,Mailboxes
HarvardCollegevaluesandsupportsthepresenceandcontributionsofISOs.TheCollege
providesover50,000squarefeetofspaceintheStudentOrganizationCenteratHilles
(SOCH)tofacilitatetheproductiveworkofHarvardCollegeISOsandtoencourage
collaborationamongISOsinproximitytooneanother.TheSOCHoffersstudentorganization
offices,lockers,andmailboxes.Anorganizationdesiringofficespaceshouldfollowguidelines
outlinedintheontheSOCHwebsite.RecognizedISOsattheCollegeareeligibletoapplyfor
SOCHspacethroughanallocationprocessheldeachspringsemester.Allofficesandlockers
areallocatedbytheOfficeofStudentLifewiththeunderstandingthat:

Rooms/lockerswillbekeptneatandclean.
Therewillbenounnecessarynoiseoractionsthatmightdisturbotheroccupantsor
thoseinsurroundingbuildingsorinthestreet,office,orCambridgeneighborhood
nearby.
OrganizationswillabidebytheregulationsoftheOfficeofStudentLifeasdescribedon
thewebsitesoftheOfficeofStudentLifeandtheSOCH.
Studentswithauthorizedaccesstoindividualofficesmustberegisteredmembersof
thatorganization,aswellasregisteredstudentsofHarvardCollege.
ISOsmaynotallowothergroupsorindividualstousetherooms/lockersassignedto
themwithoutthewrittenpermissionoftheOfficeofStudentLife.
Nooffice/lockerkeysmaybeduplicatedwithoutthepermissionoftheOfficeofStudent
Life.
ISOswillnotholdtheUniversityresponsibleforpropertystoredintheirofficesthatis
stolenordamaged.
Personalitemsbelongingtoindividualstudentswillnotbestoredinofficespacesduring
summerbreaksoranytimeduringtheacademicyear.
Alcoholisnotallowedinstudentorganizationofficesorstoragespaceslocatedinthe
StudentOrganizationCenteratHillesorfreshmandormitories.
Privatepartiesmaynotbeheldinstudentorganizationofficeswithoutapprovalfromthe
OfficeofStudentLife.
MailboxesareavailableintheSOCHbyrequestforrecognizedorganizations.Officers
ofthegroupwillbeexpectedtopickupmailregularlyfromtheirassignedbox.
AnISOthatviolatestheaboveregulationsmayloseitsassignedoffice
space/locker/mailboxand/orbesubjecttodisciplinaryactionbytheAdministrative
BoardofHarvardCollege.

Exceptions
TheOfficeofStudentLifemaygrantexceptionstotherulesforadhocgroupsofregistered
studentswhowishtoholdoccasionalmeetingsinCollegerooms.Adhocgroupsofregistered
studentsmayalsopetitiontheOfficeforpermissiontoposteroncampus.Groupspetitioning
mustlistatleasttenregisteredstudentsandincludeacontactnameontheposter.

ItwillbeunderstoodthattheseadhocgroupsmustobservetheregulationsoftheCollege
andthepoliciesoftheFacultyintheuseofHarvardfacilitiesand,inparticular,mustbe
autonomousofoutsideorganizations.Theymaynotacttoendangerthetaxexemptstatusof
theUniversitynorfailtocomplywithitspoliciesregardingnondiscriminationandharassment.

ExceptionstotheRegulationsmaybegrantedonlybypetitiontotheOfficeofStudentLife.
UCStudentActivitiesFee
TheUndergraduateCouncilStudentActivitiesFeeof$75addedtoallCollegestudentsbills
isusedtofundstudentgroupsandsupporttheactivitiesoftheUndergraduateCouncil.In
ordertowaivetheUCStudentActivitiesFee,pleasewritealetteranddeliverormailitno
laterthanSeptember30,2015,to:

HarvardUniversityStudentAccountsOffice
SmithCampusCenter953
1350MassachusettsAvenue
Cambridge,MA02138

Includeyourfullname,HarvardID,andreasonforoptingout.Allrequestswillbehonored.
StudentschargedtheUCStudentActivitiesFeeinthespringsemestershouldcontactthe
StudentAccountsOfficeat6174952739byFebruary28,2016inordertowaivethefee.

FinancialInformation
TuitionandFees20152016

FinancialAid

TuitionandFees20152016

Tuition $41,632

Studentstakingmorethanfourcourses(16credits)pertermaspartof
anaccelerateddegreeprogrammayincuradditionaltuitionchargessee

RateofWorkandAcceleration.StudentsgrantedanAdditionalTerm
paytuitionatapercourserate(seeAdditionalTerm).

HarvardUniversityStudentHealthProgram(HUSHP)

StudentHealthFee $1,042

StudentHealthInsurancePlan $2,390

BlueCrossBlueShieldHospital/SpecialtyandCatamaran

PrescriptionDrugCoverage

Studentswithotherhealthinsurancemaybeeligibletowaiveoneor
bothpartsofHUSHPcoverage.Waiverrequestsmustbesubmitted

onlinebyJuly31forthefalltermorfullacademicyearandbyJanuary
31forthespringterm.Formoreinformation,visithushp.harvard.edu.
RoomRent $9,523

StudentServicesFee $2,604

Chargedtoallstudents(includingstudentsstudyingoutofresidence

duringthetermforHarvarddegreecredit).

Board $5,858

UndergraduateCouncilStudentActivitiesFee $75

AfeechargedtoallstudentstofundtheUndergraduateCouncilwillbe
usedforCounciloperationsandtofundundergraduateorganizations
(seeUCStudentActivitiesFee).InordertowaivetheUndergraduate
CouncilStudentActivitiesFee,studentsmustwritealetterrequestinga
waiverofthefeeandmailordeliveritto:HarvardStudentAccounts

Office,953SmithCampusCenter,1350MassachusettsAvenue,
Cambridge,MA02138bySeptember30thfortheFallsemester.For
studentsreturningfromleaveintheSpringsemester,theletter
requestingawaivermustbereceivedbyFebruary28thofthespring
semester.

LateFeesandFeesforSpecialPetitions
LateRegistration $50

ChangeofCourse(perpetition) $10

CorrectionofaCourseReport $25
AfterthefifthMondayofthetermifapprovedbytheAdministrativeBoardchargedin
additiontothefeeforlatechangeofcourse.

LateFilingofStudyCard(weeklychargeuntilcardisfiled) $40

ReplacementandLaboratoryFees
LaboratoryFees

Eachstudentenrolledinalaboratorycourseischargedfor
breakage,damage,lossofapparatus,andsuppliesused.

each
HUIDCard
$25
each
RoomKeys:replacementduringtermtime
$10

each
RoomKeys:notreturnedattimeofdeparture
$25

LockChange $100

PaymentProcedures
PaymentPolicy

MonthlyBillingStatements

MonthlyPaymentPlan

PaymentProcedures

LatePaymentofTermBills

InformationforDegreeCandidates

Acceleration

DishonoredPayments

InformationforStudentsLeavingtheCollege

PaymentPolicy

Studentsareresponsibleforpaymentoftheirbill.Thisresponsibilityincludesreviewingthe
billingstatementeachmonthandmakingsurethatpaymentsaremadebytheduedate.
Studentswhodonotpaytheirownbillmustensurethatparentsandotherswhopayontheir
behalfareabletoaccessthestudentbill.Tuitionandfeesmustbepaidinfullinorderfor
studentstoenrollinclasseseachterm.TheCollegemaydenyenrollmenttothosestudents
whosebillsarenotpaidbytheestablisheddeadlines.PaymentsforCommencementandthe
NovemberandMarchdegreeperiodsmustalsobemadebythedesignatedduedates.No
degreecanbeconferreduntilallindebtednesstotheUniversityispaidinfull.Additional
chargesthatmaybebilledafterdegreesareconferredmustalsobepaidinfull.

MonthlyBillingStatements

Monthlybillingstatementsincludeallchargesandcreditsthathavebeenpostedtothe
studentaccountbythebilldate.Onthebilldateanemailnotificationwithalinktothebillis
senttothestudent.StudentsarebilledforthefallsemesterinJuly.PaymentoftheJulybillis
dueinAugust.SpringsemesterchargesarebilledinDecemberanddueinJanuary.Upon
receiptofthefirstnotification,studentsareexpectedtoreviewthebillandsetupparentsand
allthose(notsponsors)whoneedaccesstothebillasauthorizedpayers.Oncesetup,
authorizedpayerswillalsoreceivemonthlybillnotifications.Moredetailedinformationabout
thebillandthebillingprocessisalsoavailableattheStudentAccountsOfficewebsiteorby
calling6174952739.

MonthlyPaymentPlan

TheUniversityoffersamonthlypaymentplanthatallowseligiblestudentstopaytuitionand
requiredfeesinfourmonthlyinstallmentseachterm.Underthisplan,fallterminstallments
aredueinAugust,September,October,andNovember.Springterminstallmentsareduein
January,February,March,andApril.Thereisa$35chargepertermforuseofthisplan.

Anybalanceduefromthepriortermmustbepaidinfullbeforestudentscanenrollinthe
paymentplan.Onceenrolled,paymentplaninstallmentsmustbepaidbytheduedate
indicatedonthemonthlystatement.Studentswhoarenegligentinmakingtheirmonthly
paymentsduringonetermmaynotbepermittedtousetheplaninsubsequentterms.

Studentswhowishtoenrollinthemonthlypaymentplancanemailtheirrequesttothe
StudentAccountsOfficeatstudent_billing@harvard.edumakingsurethat"MonthlyPayment
Plan"appearsinthesubjectline.The$35planfeeischargedtothestudentbillforthe
semester.Onceastudentisenrolled,continuedenrollmentintheplanisautomaticunlessthe
studentcallstocancel,hasapriorbalance,orotherwisebecomesineligibletoparticipate.

PaymentProcedures

DetailedinformationaboutacceptedformsofpaymentcanbefoundattheStudentAccounts
website.AllpaymentsmustbemadeinUScurrencyandelectronicpaymentsmustbedrawn
fromUSbanks.ChecksmadepayabletoHarvardUniversitycanbebroughtormailedtothe
StudentAccountsOfficeat953SmithCampusCenter,1350MassachusettsAvenue,
Cambridge,MA02138.Toensurethatallpaymentsareproperlycredited,checksshould
alwaysreferencethestudentHUID.

Paymentscanalsobemadebywiretransfertotheaddresslistedbelow.Thefullnameofthe
student,thestudentsHUID,andtheaddressofthesendershouldbeincludedonallwires.

ABA#026009593
BankofAmerica,100FederalStreet,Boston,MA02110
Account#9429263103
Accountname:President&FellowsofHarvardCollegeSRO
SwiftCode:BOFAUS3N

Pleasenotethatalthoughwiresaresometimessubjecttofees,neitherHarvardUniversitynor
itsbankchargesforthereceiptofwiretransfers.Internationalwiresaresubjecttoafeefrom
anintermediarybankbetweenthesendingandthereceivingbanks.Pleasecheckwithyour
banktodeterminewhatfeesmayapplytoyourwiretransferandbesuretoadjusttheamount
ofyourtransferaccordingly.

InternationalstudentscanalsomakepaymentsthroughWesternUnionasanalternativeto
wiretransfers.

LatePaymentofTermBills

Studentbillsmustbepaidinfullbythepublishedduedate.Anystudentwhoseindebtedness
totheUniversityremainsunpaidafterdesignatedpaymentduedatesmaybedeprivedofthe
privilegesoftheUniversity.Reinstatementispossibleonlyafterallbillshavebeenpaidand
consentoftheDeanisobtained.

AnystudentwholeavestheUniversitywithanamountdueontheirstudentbillthatisunpaid
forsixtydaysormoremaybesubjecttocollectionactivities.Thecostsassociatedwith
collectinganunpaidaccountwillbeaddedtothestudentsoutstandingdebtandmustbepaid
infull.

InformationforDegreeCandidates

Studentswhoarecandidatesfordegreesmustpayanyoutstandingamountduetothe
Universitybythedesignatedduedateinorderfordegreestobeconferred.Theduedateis
indicatedonthebillingstatementthatprecedesthedegreevote.Additionalchargesthatmay
bebilledafterdegreesareconferredmustalsobepaidinfull.

Acceleration

Astudentwhohascompleteddegreerequirementsinfewertermsthanthenumberrequired
hadheorsheworkedatanaveragerateof16credits(4coursesperterm,4creditsper
course)maypetitiontheAllstonBurrAssistantDeanforwaiveroftheresidencerequirement.
Ifthepetitionisgranted,thestudentwillbechargedextracoursefeesforeachcoursetaken
abovethenormalrateoffour.Suchcourseswillbecalculatedatonefourththefulltuitionrate
ineffectduringtheterminwhichthefinalcourseworkforthedegreewascompleted.(See
alsoResidenceRequirement,RateofWork,andStudyAbroad.)

Anaccelerateddegreeprogramhasseriousandsometimescomplexacademicandfinancial
implications.AstudentshouldhaveadiscussionwithhisorherAllstonBurrAssistantDean
beforeundertakingsuchaplan.

DishonoredPayments

A$50feeisassessedforthefirstpaymentreturnedbythebankunpaidanda$75feeis
assessedforanysubsequentreturnedpayments.Aftertheinitialreturn,theUniversitymay
alsorequirethatfuturepaymentsbemadebycertifiedcheckormoneyorder.Apaymentis
returnedunpaidbythebankduetoinsufficientfunds,nobankaccountbeingfound,or
becauseithasbeenstoppedbythepayer.

InformationforStudentsLeavingtheCollege

AstudentwholeavestheCollegeforanyreasonmustpayallchargesuponreceiptofabill
fromtheStudentAccountsOffice.Studentswholeaveduringtheacademicyeararecharged
tuitionandtheStudentServicesfeetotheendoftheperiodinwhichtheyleaveroomrent
andboardchargesarecalculatedonadailybasis(seeStudentsFinancialObligationsinthe
EventofaLeaveofAbsenceorRequirementtoWithdraw).

ThechartdoesnotincludeanychargesfortheHarvardUniversityStudentHealthInsurance
Program.Separatepoliciesapplytothesefeesadditionalinformationregardingchangesfor
StudentHealthServicesfeeorBlueCrossBlueShieldinsurancecanbefoundat
www.hushp.harvard.edu.RoomrentchargescontinuetothedaythestudentleavesCollege
residence.Fullboardchargeswillcontinuetothedaythestudentsubmitstheproper
paperworktohisorherHouseofficeortheFreshmanDeansOffice.Theroomkeymustalso
bereturnedtotheHouseOfficeorbuildingmanagersoffice.

Thefeeschedulealsoappliestothosestudentswhomoveoffcampusduringtheacademic
yearhowever,thecompleteStudentServicesFeecontinuestobeassessed.Forthose
studentswhodonotfallintothecategoryofaleaveofabsence,requirementtowithdraw,or
moveoffcampusbutwhoareabsentfromCambridgeforwhateverreason,roomandboard
chargescontinuetobeassessedthroughtheendofterm.

Students'FinancialObligationsintheEvent...
StudentsFinancialObligationsintheEventofaLeaveofAbsenceorRequirementto
Withdraw

IfStudentLeaves Tuition Room* S.S.Fee Board

FallTerm2015 0 0 0 0
OnorbeforeMay15

FromMay15toJuly1 0 250.00 162.75 0

FromJuly2toSept10 0 500.00 244.00 prorated

FromSept.11toOct.3 5,204.00 perdiem** 325.50 prorated

FromOct.4toOct.31 10,408.00 perdiem** 651.00 prorated

FromNov.1toDec.4 15,612.00 perdiem** 976.50 prorated

AfterDecember4 20,816.00 4,761.50 1,302.00 2,929.00

SpringTerm2016
0 0 0 0
OnorbeforeNov.10(10thMondayoftheterm)

FromNov.10toJan.1 0 250.00 162.75 0

FromJan.2toJan.29 0 500.00** 244.00 prorated

FromJan.31toFeb.27 5,204.00 perdiem** 325.50 prorated

FromFeb.28toMar.27 10,408.00 perdiem** 651.00 prorated

FromMar.28toApril30 15,612.00 perdiem** 976.50 prorated

AfterApril30 20,816.00 4,761.50 1,302.00 2,929.00

AllamountsareinUSdollars.Harvardinitssolediscretionreservestherighttochangethese
ratesatanytimeupon30dayspriornoticetostudents.Ifahousingdeadlinefallsona
weekend,thechangeofhousingstatusformswillbeconsideredontimeiftheyaredelivered
totheOfficeofStudentLifeontheMondayafterthedeadline.

Studentscancelingtheirhousingforafuturetermaresubjecttocancellationfeesiftheleave
ofabsenceisvoluntary.PleaseinquireintheOfficeofStudentLifewithquestionsabout
chargesforafutureterm.

*ForDudleyCooperativemealplancharges,inquireintheDudleyHouseOffice,LehmanHall
(6174952256).Thehousingchargesareapproximately70%oftheHousehousingcharges.

**Perdiemcalculationisderivedfromthepertermcostforhousingdividedbythenumberof
daysofclassesperterm.Theperdiemfor20152016is$51.75perday.

StudentServicesFee.

FinancialAid
CommitteeonAdmissionsandFinancialAid
Mon.Fri.,9am5pm
86BrattleStreet
Tel:6174951581Fax:6174960256
www.fao.fas.harvard.edu
faoinfo@fas.harvard.edu

TheCommitteeonAdmissionsandFinancialAidstrivestomakeaHarvardeducation
affordableforalladmittedstudents.Financialaidawardsareneedbasedandconsistof
grantsandemployment.

ConditionsGoverningFinancialAidAwards
1.Neithertheamountofinstitutionalfinancialaidgrantednortheamountlenttoany
studentshallbealteredduringanygivenacademicyearbecauseofchangesinthe
studentsacademicordisciplinarystatus,solongasthestudentispermittedtoremain
attheCollege.However,adjustmentsintheamountoffinancialaidawardedmaybe
madeatanytimeinresponsetounanticipatedchangesinastudentsfinancial
circumstancesoradditionalinformationreceivedaboutresourcesorexpenses.
2.Thenatureandamountoffinancialaidtobeawardedforthefollowingacademicyear
willbereviewedeachsummer,takingintoaccountthefinancialneedoftheindividual
studentandtheresourcesavailabletotheCommitteeonAdmissionsandFinancialAid.
3.Allfinancialaidawardsarebasedondemonstratedneed,andstudentsseeking
assistancemustfilearenewalapplicationeachyear.Renewalapplicationinstructions
areemailedtostudentsinFebruaryandcompletedapplicationformsaredueMay1st.
StudentsmustcomplywiththeMay1stdeadlineinordertobeassuredofcontinuing
financialaid,andthosewhodonotdosomayincurafinancialpenalty.TheCommittee
onFinancialAidwillnotconsiderapplicationsforassistanceafterAugust12withoutan
appealinwriting.
4.Ifanawardholdertakesaleaveofabsenceorisrequiredtowithdrawbeforecompleting
theperiodcoveredbytheaward,anadjustmentofhisorherawardwillbenecessary.
Thatpartoftheawardusedtocovereducationalcostsmayreduceastudentseligibility
forscholarshipaidinhisorherfinalterm.
5.Ifanawardholdertakesaleaveofabsenceafteranawardhasbeenmade,butbefore
registrationfortheacademicyear,theawardwillbecanceled.Astudentmayapplyfor
anawardwhenheorsheisreadytoreturntotheCollege.Returningstudentswillbe
expectedtoproducethestandardsummersavingsamounttowardstheirnextacademic
yearexpenses.Studentsreturningfromaleaveshouldbeawarethatallloan
repaymentsand/ortermbillobligationsmustbecurrentbeforeanyfinancialaidcanbe
granted.
6.StudentsreturningtotheCollegeafteranintervaloffiveormoreyearswillordinarilynot
beeligibleforscholarshipaidfrominstitutionalsources.Exceptionsbecauseofunusual
circumstanceswillbeconsideredbyacommitteecomposedofmembersofthe
AdministrativeBoardandtheGriffinFinancialAidOffice.Petitionsforanexception
shouldbemadethroughtheGriffinFinancialAidOffice.
7.AwardsareavailableonlyiftheholderisregularlyregisteredintheCollegeasan
undergraduate.TheCommitteewillnormallyreducetheamountoftheawardifthe
holderchoosestoliveatthehomeofhisorherparentsduringtheacademicyearstudy
abroadforcreditatareducedcostoriftheholderisgrantedpermissionbythe
AdministrativeBoardtoworkandpayatareducedcourserate.
8.Studentsmaynormallyreceivenomorethaneighttermsoffinancialaid.
9.AnawardholdermustnotifytheGriffinFinancialAidOfficeofanychangeinresidence
duringtheacademicyearforwhichheorshehasanaward.
10.AnawardholderisrequiredtonotifytheGriffinFinancialAidOfficeofanysubstantial
changeinhisorherfinancialresourcesfortheyear,suchasreceiptofadditional
outsidescholarshipassistance.TheCommitteereservestherighttoreviewtheawardin
theeventofachangeinthestudentsresources.
11.StudentswhohaveborrowedfromloanfundsmustreporttotheGriffinFinancialAid
Officeforanexitinterviewpriortograduationoratthetimeofaleaveofabsenceor
requirementtowithdraw.

BasisofOriginalAward
Scholarshipsareawardedtostudentswhoneedfinancialassistanceinordertopursuetheir
courseofstudies.AwardsarebasedsolelyonneedandtheCommitteeonFinancialAid
makesthefinaldeterminationoffamilyneed.Annualawardsrangefrom$500tomorethan
$64,000.

Allawardsaremadeannuallyonthebasisoffinancialneedasdemonstratedthrougha
varietyofforms,includingtheCollegeScholarshipServicePROFILEandtheFreeApplication
forFederalStudentAid.Financialneedisdeterminedinaccordancewithfederalguidelines,
andfollowingthegeneralproceduresoftheCollegeScholarshipServiceandtheassessment
guidelinesestablishedbytheCommitteeonFinancialAid.Detailedinformationregarding
financialaidawardsandprocedurescanbefoundonthefinancialaidwebsite.

ReapplicationofFinancialAidafterFreshmanYear
StudentsintheCollegemustfileanapplicationeachyeartoreapplyforfinancialaid.
Reapplicationmaterialsincludecopiesofthestudentsandtheparentsincometaxreturns.
Thenatureandamountoffinancialaidtobeawardedforthefollowingacademicyearwillbe
reviewedeachsummer,takingintoaccountthefinancialneedoftheindividualstudentand
theresourcesavailabletotheCommitteeonAdmissionsandFinancialAid.

Applicationsforaidareconsideredcarefullyeveryyearforchangesinfinancialneed,and
awardswillbeadjustedifthefamilyfinancialresourcesincreaseordecreasemarkedly.The
Committeeisreadyatalltimestoconsiderinitialoradditionalrequestsforassistancefrom
anystudentintheCollegewhosefamilyencountersfinancialhardship.

ExpectationsRegardingOtherContributions
ParentalContribution

TheCommitteeexpectsparentstoprovideasmuchassistancefrombothincomeandassets
asisfeasible,bydeterminationofinstitutionalneedanalysisguidelines.TheCommitteealso
expectsparentstoprovideassistanceforthestudentduringhisorherentireundergraduate
career.Whenastudentsparentsaredivorced,bothparentsareordinarilyrequiredtofile
financialstatementsandtoprovideaportionoftheparentalcontribution.Arbitrarywithdrawal
ofparentalsupportwillnotordinarilybemetwithincreasedscholarshipfunds.Studentsfacing
irreconcilabledifferenceswiththeirparentsshouldcontacttheirfinancialaidofficertodiscuss
theCollegesIndependentStudentPolicyguidelines.

ParentLoans

ParentsofstudentsinHarvardCollegehaveaccesstovariousloanplans.Informationis
availablefromtheGriffinFinancialAidOfficewebsite.

SummerEarnings

Indeterminingeligibilityforscholarshipassistance,theCommitteeexpectsthatstudentswill
savefrom$1,300to$2,600oftheirsummerjobearningstobecontributedtowardthe
educationalexpensesofthefollowingyear.Thisexpectationcannotbewaivedforstudents
choosingtovolunteerorparticipateinunpaidinternships.

StudentsOwnSavings

Inassessingstudentresources,theGriffinFinancialAidOfficewillordinarilyaskthatasmall
percentageofstudentssavingsatthebeginningofeachacademicyearbeusedtopayfor
collegecosts.

OutsideScholarships

StudentsreceivingscholarshipassistancearerequiredtoreporttotheGriffinFinancialAid
OfficeanyoutsidescholarshipstheyreceivethroughtheOutsideAwardReportingSystem
(OARS).NotifyinganotherofficeatHarvard(i.e.,theStudentAccountsOffice)ofthereceipt
ofanoutsideawarddoesnotsatisfythisrequirement.Outsidescholarshipsarefirstusedto
replacethejobexpectationinthefinancialaidpackage,andcanfullyreplacethesummer
savingsexpectation.Onlyiftheamountofoutsidescholarshipsexceedsthecombinedjob
andsummersavingsexpectationswilltheHarvardScholarshipbereduced.

Nonresident,Married,andOutofResidenceStudents
NonresidentStudents

ThechargesfornonresidentstudentsareTuitionandStudentServicesandHealthServices
Fees.StudentswhoreceivepermissiontoliveoffcampusareassumedbytheGriffin
FinancialAidOfficetohavethesameroom,board,andpersonalexpensesasstudentsliving
oncampus.Studentsdesiringtoliveoffcampusmaywanttoconsiderthefactthatactualoff
campuscostsmaybehigherthanoncampusexpenses.

MarriedStudents

TheCollegehasnoscholarshipfundswithwhichtoprovideextrahelptomarriedstudents.It
isthepolicyoftheGriffinFinancialAidOfficetotreatmarriedstudentsasiftheywere
nonresidentsinglestudents,expectingthestudentsparentsorspousetoprovidethe
necessaryextrasupport.Insomecases,additionalloanand/orjobassistancemaybe
available.

StudentsStudyingOutofResidence

Studentsstudyingatotherinstitutionsduringtheacademicyearwhoarereceivingcredit
towardHarvarddegreeswillordinarilybeeligibleforfinancialaidinaccordancewiththeusual
conditions.
SummerSchool
Studentseligibleforneedbasedscholarshipassistancewhowishtoacceleratethe
completionoftheirdegreerequirementsthroughtakingcoursesattheHarvardSummer
Schoolwillreceiveconsiderationforloanassistancethatwillbeforgivenoncetheyactually
graduateonanacceleratedschedule.Inaddition,studentswhoseattendanceatSummer
SchoolisapprovedbytheAdministrativeBoardmaybeeligibleforscholarshipaidtohelp
defraySummerSchoolcosts.LoanrequestsforHarvardSummerSchoolfromstudentsnot
acceleratingtheirgraduationwillbeconsideredonanindividualbasisbytheCommitteeon
FinancialAidwithcarefulconsiderationofreasonablecumulativedebtlimits.Students
choosingtoattendSummerSchoolarecautionedthattheCommitteewillnotwaivetheir
summersavingsexpectation.Somelimitedscholarshipfundingforsummerstudyabroadis
availablethroughtheOfficeofInternationalEducationwithlimitedneedbasedawards
coordinatedthroughtheGriffinFinancialAidOffice.

GrantAidforAccelerationFees
Scholarshipholderswillnormallybeconsideredforproportionalgrantassistanceindefraying
thecostofextracoursesusedtoaccelerateandgraduateearly.Presentpolicystipulatesthat
theamountawardedwillbeinproportiontotheamountofscholarshipassistancegranted
duringtheacademicyearinquestion.

RefundPolicy
Ifastudentwhoisreceivinganyformoffinancialaidtakesaleaveofabsenceorisrequired
towithdraw,therefundofinstitutionalfundswillbebasedontheamountoftuitionandfees
abatedandthatamountwillbereturnedtothefinancialaidfund.Aspecialrefundruleapplies
tothesefunds:FederalDirectStudentandParentLoans,FederalPerkinsLoans,FederalPell
Grants,FederalSupplementalEducationGrants,andMassachusettsStateGrants.These
TitleIVfederalandstatefundswillbereturnedtotheagenciesbasedontheamountfor
whichthestudentisnolongereligible.Copiesoftheserefundpoliciesareavailableupon
requestfromtheGriffinFinancialAidOffice.

FederalVerification
HarvardUniversityparticipatesintheUSDepartmentofEducationsFederalVerification
Programwhichmayrequireadditionaldocumentationofcertaindataelementsreportedona
studentsFAFSAform.

StatementofPrivacy
AllinformationsubmittedforthepurposeofsecuringfinancialaidisprotectedunderHarvards
EnterpriseSecuritypolicy,theFederalEducationalRightsandPrivacyActof1974(FERPA),
andtheGrammLeachBlileyActof2000(GLB).Undertheseprovisions,Harvardensuresthe
privacyandsafeguardingofallfinancialaidinformation.Foradditionalinformation,please
contacttheGriffinFinancialAidOfficeat6174951581.

FinancialAidSchedule20152016
September2:FirstDayofFallClasses

October

FreshmenattendFinancialAid101sessions.
Firsttimestudentloanborrowerssignelectronicmasterpromissorynotes.

November

Studentscontacttheiroutsidescholarshipdonorsiftheirfalltermawarddisbursement
hasnotbeenmadetotheirtermbill.
FinaldeadlinetosubmitmissingmaterialstotheGriffinFinancialAidOffice

January25:FirstDayofSpringClasses

StudentscheckonstatescholarshiprenewalapplicationswithstateorGriffinFinancial
AidOffice.

February

Harvardfinancialaidrenewalapplicationinstructionsemailedtostudents
AnticipatedFinancialAidremovedfromtermbills.

MidMarch

SummerFederalWorkStudyapplicationsavailableonlineattheStudentEmployment
Officewebsite.(StudentswithtermtimeWorkStudymustreapplyforsummer.)

April

Seniorswithloandebtattendtheirexitinterview,"MoneyManagement101"sessions.

April,May

Harvardfinancialaidapplicationsdueforreturningstudents.
Studentsreportexpectedreceiptofoutsideawardsfornextacademicyearthrough
OARS.
Seniorscompleteonlineloanrepaymentpromissorynotes.

June,July

Studentschecktobesurerenewalaidapplicationscompleted.
FinancialAidawarddecisionsavailablethroughmy.harvard.eduforreturningstudents,
whoarenotifiedofthisbyemail.

FieldsofConcentration
Startingwiththe20152016AcademicYear,theformer Africanand
terminologyof"halfcourse"and"fullcourse"nowcorresponds
to"4credits"and"8credits,"respectively,and"course"refersto
African
a4creditentityunlessotherwisespecified. American
AfricanandAfricanAmerican HumanDevelopmentaland Studies
Studies RegenerativeBiology
ProfessorIngrid
Anthropology HumanEvolutionaryBiology Monson,Director
ofUndergraduate
AppliedMathematics IntegrativeBiology Studies
Astrophysics Linguistics TheDepartmentof
BiomedicalEngineering Mathematics AfricanandAfrican
AmericanStudies
ChemicalandPhysicalBiology MechanicalEngineering bringstogether
scholarsand
Chemistry MolecularandCellularBiology scholarshipfrom
manydisciplinesto
ChemistryandPhysics Music explorethe
Classics NearEasternLanguagesand histories,societies,
Civilizations andculturesof
AfricanandAfrican
ComparativeLiterature Neurobiology descendedpeople.
ThefieldofAfrican
ComputerScience Philosophy andAfrican
Americanstudiesis
EarthandPlanetarySciences Physics notonly
interdisciplinarybut
EastAsianStudies Psychology
alsocomparative
Economics Religion,ComparativeStudyof andcrosscultural.
Africansandpeople
ElectricalEngineering RomanceLanguagesandLiteratures ofAfricandescent
havedeveloped
EngineeringSciences SlavicLanguagesandLiteratures culturalformsthat
haveprofoundly
English SocialStudies shapedthefinearts
EnvironmentalScienceand Sociology andpopularculture
PublicPolicy intheAmericasand
allaroundthe
FolkloreandMythology SouthAsianStudies planet.Comparative
andcrosscultural
GermanicLanguagesand SpecialConcentrations studiesofAfrica
Literatures anditsdiaspora
contribute
Government Statistics enormouslytoour
History Theater,Dance,andMedia understandingof
raceandethnicity,
HistoryandLiterature VisualandEnvironmentalStudies andideasabout
raceareamongthe
HistoryandScience Women,Gender,andSexuality, centralobjectsof
Studiesof studyinthefieldof
AfricanandAfrican
HistoryofArtandArchitecture Americanstudies.
Inaddressingthe
ethical,social,andpoliticalconsequencesofracialthinking,theAfricanandAfricanAmerican
studiesfacultyraisequestionsrelevanttotheexperiencesofallpeoples.

Thedepartmentofferstwodistinctcoursesofstudy:theAfricantrackandtheAfrican
Americantrack.Africantrackconcentratorscometotheprogramwithavarietyofinterests
(e.g.,theenvironment,publichealth,music,ethnicrelations,religion,politics,economic
development,andliterature).ComponentsoftheAfricantrackincludestudyintheAfrican
LanguagesProgram,requiredcourses,electives,andtheoptionofstudyabroad.The
departmentoffersseminarsandlecturecoursesonavarietyofAfricarelatedtopics.
ConcentratorsintheAfricantrackareencouragedtotakecoursesinavarietyofdepartments,
includinghistoryofartandarchitecture,music,economics,government,history,anthropology,
socialstudies,Romancelanguagesandliteratures,andreligion.CoursesintheDivinity
School,theGraduateSchoolofEducation,andKennedySchoolofGovernmentmayalsobe
availableforconcentrationcredit.

TheAfricanAmericantrackattractsstudentswithanequallywiderangeofinterests.There
aremanyreasonsstudentspursueAfricanAmericanStudies.First,AfricanAmericanmusic,
literature,andvisualartsaresignificantculturalachievementsworthyofstudyintheirown
right.Second,AfricanAmericanshaveplayedacrucialroleinthehistoryoftheUnitedStates,
participatingintheAmericanRevolution,theCivilWar,Reconstruction,womenssuffrage,and
theNewDealandtheyledthestruggleforequalityinthesecondhalfofthetwentieth
century.Third,becauseAmericanpoliticalliferemainsencumberedbyracismandits
historicallegacy,aproperhistorical,sociological,andeconomicunderstandingofrace
relationscontinuestobeessentialforthosewhoseektomakeorevaluatepublicpolicy.
Fourth,someofthesocialrelationsthathavedevelopedincountriessuchastheUnited
States,Cuba,Jamaica,Haiti,andBrazilprovideimportantexamplesofethnoracialconflict,
andthroughthestudyofthemitispossibletogaininsightintowhatremainsaproblemacross
theglobe.

ExploringAfricanandAfricanAmericanculturesrequiresustoexploreaspectsofthemany
otherculturesandpeoplesthathavecreatedthemosaicofthemodernworld.Thus,diaspora
studiesareintegraltoeachtrack.InmanypartsoftheCaribbeanandLatinAmerica,for
example,religionsandperformanceartsareinfluencedbytraditionalAfricanbeliefsystems
andpractices.TheculturesoftheAfricanAtlanticdiasporahavealsodevelopedininteraction
withotherpeoples:themanyNativeAmericanculturestheDutch,English,French,German,
Irish,Italian,Polish,Portuguese,Russian,Scandinavian,Scottish,Spanish,andother
Europeangroupsthatcamewithcolonistsandimmigrantsandwiththetraditionsthathave
comewithimmigrantsfromEastandSouthAsia.

StudentswhograduatewithaconcentrationinAfricanandAfricanAmericanStudiesgoonto
pursueadvanceddegreesinfieldssuchashistory,literature,politicalscience,andsociology.
Theyalsogoontoworkinawidevarietyofcareersineducation,business,medicine,
entertainment,law,publicpolicy,andtheartsandsciences.

REQUIREMENTS
AfricanStudiesTrack
BasicRequirements:12courses(48credits)

1.RequiredCourses:
1.AAAS11:IntroductiontoAfricanStudies.Studentsshouldtakethiscoursebythe
endoftheirsophomoreyear.(Studentswhotransferintotheconcentrationafter
theirsophomoreyearwillbepermittedtosubstituteforAAAS11acoursein
Africanstudiestheyhavealreadytaken,butonlyiftheycandemonstratetothe
DirectorofUndergraduateStudiesthattheyhaveestablishedabasicfamiliarity
withthematerialcoveredinAAAS11.)
2.AcourseinAfricanhistory.(Studentsmustselectfromapreapprovedlistof
coursesavailableontheDepartment'swebsiteorpetitiontheDirectorof
UndergraduateStudiesforasubstitution.)
3.TwocoursesinAfricanstudies,oneinthesocialsciencesandoneinthe
humanities.(Thesecoursesneednotbegiveninthedepartment.)
4.ThreeadditionalcoursesinAfricanstudiestakenaselectives.Thesemayinclude
relevantcoursesfromthePrograminGeneralEducation.Inselectingthesethree
courses,studentsshoulddeclareafocus.Somestudentswilldeclarea
disciplinaryfocusormoregeneralfocusinthehumanitiesorsocialsciences
otherswillchooseanareafocusorthematicmethodologicalorcomparativefocus
(e.g.,comparativeliteraryorhistoricalanalysis,comparativeeconomicand
politicaldevelopment).Thesearenottheonlypossibilities,butstudentsare
requiredtomakeacoherentcaseforthecourseofelectivestheychoose.
5.TwocoursesofanAfricanlanguage.Thelanguagerequirementismetbyattaining
alevelofcompetenceequivalenttotwocoursesofAfricanlanguagestudy.
Studentswhocanshowevidenceatthebeginningoftheirconcentrationthatthey
havealevelofcompetenceequivalenttotwocoursesofAfricanlanguagestudy
willberequiredtosubstituteothercoursesofferedinthedepartment.Language
coursestakenoutsideofHarvardmaybesubstituteduponapprovalbythe
DirectoroftheAfricanLanguageProgramandtheDirectorofUndergraduate
Studies.
6.OnecourseinAfricanAmericanstudies(USfocused).
2.Tutorials:
1.SophomoreTutorial:AAAS97:Race,Class,andColonialisminAfricaandthe
Americas.(Restrictedtoconcentratorsandothersbypermissionofinstructor.)
2.JuniorTutorial:AAAS98a,acourseindividualtutorialthatfocusesonanAfrican
studiestopic.
3.Otherinformation:
1.Pass/Fail:NocourseusedfortheconcentrationmaybetakenPass/Fail,withthe
exceptionofAAAS99.
2.Teaching:Concentratorsmaybeeligibletoobtaincertificationtoteachinmiddleor
secondaryschoolsinMassachusettsandstateswithwhichMassachusettshas
reciprocity.SeeinformationabouttheUndergraduateTeacherEducationProgram
(UTEP).
3.StudentscantakeAAAS11and97insucceedingtermsstartingintheirfreshman
orsophomoreyear,andthenproceedtodoindividualtutorialsinthejunioryear.
Nevertheless,thetutorialprogramisdesignedtoallowgreatflexibilitystudents
whodeclarelatemaytakeAAAS97concurrentlywithAAAS11,forexample.
ConcentratorsmaybepermittedtosubstituteforAAAS11,iftheydeclarelate.
4.StudyAbroad:Studentsareencouragedtoexploretheoptionsavailableforstudy
inAfrica,eitherduringtheregularacademicyearorthesummer.Itis
recommendedthatstudentsstudyabroadinthespringtermoftheirjunioryear.In
eithercasetheymustgetapprovaloftheirplanofstudyfromthedepartment's
DirectorofUndergraduateStudies.

RequirementsforHonorsEligibility:1214courses(4856credits)

1.Requiredcourses:SameasBasicRequirements.
2.Tutorials:
1.SameasBasicRequirements.
2.SameasBasicRequirements.
3.Senioryear:OneyearofAAAS99:SeniorThesisWorkshoprequired(seebelow).
3.Thesis:RequiredforeligibilityforHighandHighestHonors.Astudentwhohasnot
writtenathesisbuthasattainedaGPAofatleast3.9intwelveconcentrationcourses
mayberecommendedforHonors(butnotHighorHighestHonors).
4.Otherinformation:SameasBasicRequirements.

RequirementsforJointConcentration:8courses(32credits),includingthesis

1.Requiredcourses:
1.AAAS11:IntroductiontoAfricanStudies.
2.AcourseinAfricanhistory.(Studentsmustselectfromapreapprovedlistof
coursesavailableontheDepartment'swebsiteorpetitiontheDirectorof
UndergraduateStudiesforasubstitution.)
3.TwocoursesofanAfricanlanguage.Studentswhointendtoconductthesis
researchinAfricaareencouragedtocontinueAfricanlanguageinstructionbeyond
thefirstyear.
2.Tutorials:
1.SophomoreTutorial:AAAS97:Race,Class,andColonialisminAfricaandthe
Americas.(Restrictedtoconcentratorsandothersbypermissionofinstructor.)
2.JuniorTutorial:AAAS98aorjuniortutorialequivalentinprimaryconcentrationif
AfricanandAfricanAmericanStudiesisthealliedconcentration.
3.Senioryear:OneyearofAAAS99required,ifAfricanandAfricanAmerican
Studiesistheprimaryconcentration.IfAfricanandAfricanAmericanStudiesisthe
alliedconcentration,thestudentshouldregisterforthethesistutorialinthe
primaryconcentration.
3.Thesis:Required.Thesismustberelatedtobothfields.Bothdepartmentswill
participateinevaluatingthethesis.
4.Otherinformation:SameasBasicRequirements.

AfricanAmericanStudiesTrack
BasicRequirements:12courses(48credits)

1.Requiredcourses:
1.AAAS10:IntroductiontoAfricanAmericanStudies.Studentsshouldtakethis
coursebytheendoftheirsophomoreyear.(Studentswhotransferintothe
concentrationaftertheirsophomoreyearwillbepermittedtosubstituteforAAAS
10acourseinAfricanandAfricanAmericanstudiestheyhavealreadytaken,but
onlyiftheycandemonstratetotheDirectorofUndergraduateStudiesthatthey
haveestablishedabasicfamiliaritywiththematerialscoveredinAAAS10.)
2.Acourseinpre20thCenturyAfricanAmericanhistory.Thecoursemustgive
studentsindepthknowledgeofslaveryandthetransitionfromslaverytofreedom
intheUnitedStatesorintheAmericasmorebroadly.(Studentsmustselectfroma
preapprovedlistofcoursesavailableontheDepartment'swebsiteorpetitionthe
DirectorofUndergraduateStudiesforasubstitution.)
3.AAAS131:AfricanAmericanLiteraturetothe1950s.
4.TwocoursesinAfricanAmericanstudies,oneinthehumanitiesandoneinthe
socialsciences.(Thesecoursesneednotbegiveninthedepartment.)
5.FouradditionalcoursesinAfricanAmericanstudiestakenaselectives.Thesemay
includerelevantcoursesfromthePrograminGeneralEducation.Inpickingthese
fourcoursesstudentsshoulddeclareafocus.Somestudentswilldeclarea
disciplinaryfocusoramoregeneralfocusinhumanitiesorsocialsciencesothers
willchooseanareaoffocusinAfricanAmericanorAfroCaribbeanculturesstill
otherswillelectathematic,methodological,orcomparativefocus(e.g.,
comparativeethnicstudies,comparativeliteraryanalysis,urbanstudies).These
arenottheonlypossibilities,butstudentsshouldbepreparedtomakeacoherent
caseforthecourseofelectivestheyselect.
6.OnecourseinAfricanstudies.
2.Tutorials:
1.SophomoreTutorial:AAAS97:Race,Class,andColonialisminAfricaandthe
Americas.(Restrictedtoconcentratorsandothersbypermissionoftheinstructor.)
2.JuniorTutorial:AAAS98,acourseindividualtutorialthatfocusesonanAfrican
Americanstudiestopic.
3.Otherinformation:
1.Pass/Fail:NocourseusedfortheconcentrationmaybetakenPass/Fail,withthe
exceptionofAAAS99.
2.Teaching:Concentratorsmaybeeligibletoobtaincertificationtoteachinmiddleor
secondaryschoolsinMassachusettsandstateswithwhichMassachusettshas
reciprocity.SeeinformationabouttheUndergraduateTeacherEducationProgram
(UTEP).
3.StudentscantakeAAAS10and97insucceedingtermsstartingintheirfreshman
orsophomoreyear,andthenproceedtodoindividualtutorialsinthejunioryear.
Nevertheless,thetutorialprogramisdesignedtoallowgreatflexibilitystudents
whodeclarelatemaytakeAAAS97concurrentlywithAAAS10,forexample.
ConcentratorsmaybepermittedtosubstituteforAAAS10,iftheydeclarelate.

RequirementsforHonorsEligibility:1214courses(4856credits)

1.Requiredcourses:SameasBasicRequirements.
2.Tutorials:
1.SameasBasicRequirements.
2.SameasBasicRequirements.
3.Senioryear:OneyearofAAAS99:SeniorThesisWorkshoprequired(seebelow).
3.Thesis:RequiredforeligibilityforHighandHighestHonors.Astudentwhohasnot
writtenathesisbuthasattainedaGPAofatleast3.9intwelveconcentrationcourses
mayberecommendedforHonors(butnotHighorHighestHonors).
4.Otherinformation:SameasBasicRequirements.

RequirementsforJointConcentration(Honorsonly):8courses(32credits),including
thesis

1.Requiredcourses:
1.AAAS10:IntroductiontoAfricanAmericanStudies.
2.Acourseinpre20thCenturyAfricanAmericanhistory.Thiscoursemustgive
studentsindepthknowledgeofslaveryandthetransitionfromslaverytofreedom
intheUnitedStatesorintheAmericasmorebroadly.(Studentsmustselectfroma
preapprovedlistofcoursesavailableontheDepartment'swebsiteorpetitionthe
DirectorofUndergraduateStudiesforasubstitution.)
3.TwocoursesinAfricanAmericanstudies,oneinthehumanitiesandoneinthe
socialsciences.
2.Tutorials:
1.SophomoreTutorial:AAAS97:Race,Class,andColonialisminAfricaandthe
Americas.(Restrictedtoconcentratorsandothersbypermissionoftheinstructor.)
2.JuniorTutorial:AAAS98orjuniortutorialequivalentinprimaryconcentrationif
AfricanandAfricanAmericanStudiesisthealliedconcentration.
3.Senioryear:OneyearofAAAS99required,ifAfricanandAfricanAmerican
Studiesistheprimaryconcentration.IfAfricanandAfricanAmericanStudiesisthe
alliedconcentration,thestudentshouldregisterforthethesistutorialinthe
primaryconcentration.
3.Thesis:Required.Thesismustberelatedtobothfields.Bothdepartmentswill
participateinevaluatingthethesis.
4.Otherinformation:
1.Pass/Fail:NocourseusedfortheconcentrationmaybetakenPass/Fail,withthe
exceptionofAAAS99.
2.StudentscantakeAAAS10,and97insucceedingtermsstartingintheirfreshman
orsophomoreyear,andthenproceedtodoindividualtutorialsinthejunioryear.
Nevertheless,thetutorialprogramisdesignedtoallowgreatflexibility:students
whodeclarelatemaytakeAAAS97concurrentlywithAAAS10,forexample.
ConcentratorsmaybepermittedtosubstituteforAAAS10,iftheydeclarelate.

ADVISING

Beginninginthesophomoreyear,concentratorswillworkdirectlywiththeirindividualadvisers
andwiththeDirectorofUndergraduateStudiestocreateaplanofstudythatmeetstheir
academicinterests.Thedepartmentrequiresthatstudentsdevelopafocusaspartoftheir
declarationoftheconcentration.Thisplanofstudywilltakecognizanceofdisciplinary
requirementsandtheoptionofstudyabroad,yetitwillbeflexibleenoughtoaccommodate
studentsinpursuitoftheirownspecificintellectualinterests.Attheendofthesophomore
year,studentsareaskedtosubmita12pageConcentrationFocusStatementdescribingthe
mainarea(s)ofstudytheywishtoexplore.TheDirectorofUndergraduateStudieswillmeet
withstudents,iftheyrequest,inordertoassistthemintheformulationofthestatementof
concentrationfocus.

ForuptodateinformationonadvisinginAfricanandAfricanAmericanStudies,pleasesee
theAdvisingProgramsOfficewebsite.

RESOURCES

TheFranklinD.andWendyF.RainesLibrary,intheDepartmentofAfricanandAfrican
AmericanStudies,islocatedonthesecondflooroftheBarkerCenterandcontainsanon
circulatingcollectionofimportantbooks,academicandpopularperiodicals,andoffprints,as
wellasanextensiveaudioandvideocollection.Pastundergraduatethesesarealso
available.AnimportantresourceforAfricanStudiesconcentratorsistheCommitteeon
AfricanStudies,whichofferssummertravelgrantstoassistHarvardjuniorswithsenior
honorsthesisresearch.Pleaseseetheirwebsiteformoreinformation.Theycanalsoguide
youtoresourcesinteaching,research,andadvisoryworkonAfricainanumberof
departments,centers,andinstitutesatHarvard.HarvardsOfficeofInternationalEducation
hasapprovedstudyabroadinelevenAfricancountries.ToplantheirterminAfricastudents
shouldmeetwiththeDirectoroftheOfficeofInternationalPrograms.

HOWTOFINDOUTMORE

Studentsshouldconsultthedepartmentalwebsite,whichincludesinformationabout
concentrationrules,theseniorthesis,modelprograms,facultyinterests,anddepartmental
resources.AdditionalinformationisavailablefromtheDirectorofUndergraduateStudies
(imonson@fas.harvard.edu)ortheUndergraduateandGraduateProgramOfficer(617384
7767,cloutier@fas.harvard.edu).ThedepartmentislocatedonthesecondflooroftheBarker
Center,12QuincyStreet.

ENROLLMENTSTATISTICS
NumberofConcentratorsasofDecember

Concentrators 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014

AfricanandAfricanAmericanStudies 21 19 11 13 15 11 9

AfricanandAfricanAmericanStudies+
3 1 6 3 6 7 4
anotherfield

Anotherfield+AfricanandAfrican
8 5 6 8 10 15 14
AmericanStudies

Anthropology
Dr.RowanK.Flad,DirectorofUndergraduateStudies(DUS)

Anthropologybringsglobal,comparative,andholisticviewstothestudyofthehuman
condition,exploringtheenormousrangeofsimilaritiesanddifferencesacrosstimeandspace.
Itincludesthestudyofhowhumanbehaviorhasevolvedaswellashowlanguage,culture,
andsocietyhaveshapedandcontinuetoshapethehumanexperience.

AtHarvardtheAnthropologyDepartmentisdividedintotwoprograms:Archaeologyand
SocialAnthropology.

Archaeologyinvestigatesthepasthumanconditionprimarilythroughtheidentification,
recovery,andanalysisofthematerialremainsofancientpeoplesinthefieldandinthe
laboratory.Goalsofarchaeologyincludeunderstandingsuchdevelopmentsastheoriginsof
modernhumans,thebeginningsandspreadofagriculture,andtheriseandelaborationof
complexsocietiesaswellastherolesthatarchaeologicallydocumentedpastsplayinthe
modernworld.

SocialAnthropologyexaminesthesocialandculturaldiversityofcontemporaryhuman
experience,practice,andknowledge.Basedonethnographicfieldresearch,itprovidesa
criticalperspectiveontheunderstandingofeverydaylifeinaglobalizedworld,andthe
political,economic,andculturalinterconnectionswithinandamongthesocietiesoftheworld.
Allstudentsarestronglyencouragedtotaketheopportunitytostudyand/orcarryout
researchabroad,andgainabasicknowledgeofbothsubfields(ArchaeologyandSocial
Anthropology).Beyondthis,moststudentsfocustheirstudieswithinoneofthetwoprograms,
meetingtheconcentrationrequirementssetforwardbytheparticularprogramconcerned.
Somestudentsmaychoosetopursueacombinedfocusonbothapproaches,meeting
reducedconcentrationrequirementsforbothSocialAnthropologyandArchaeology.

Therequirementsforhonorseligibilityandtutorialsarealsodistinguishedbyprogram.In
SocialAnthropologycertainhonorsrecommendationsarepossiblewithoutathesis,butnotto
studentspursuingacombinedconcentrationinArchaeologyandSocialAnthropology.In
Archaeology,honorsrecommendationsrequireathesis.Seniorthesesaregenerally
supervisedwithinaprogram,andthetutorialsconcentrateonproblemsofresearchwithinthe
subfieldsofeachprogram.Anthropologyconcentratorsmay,however,taketutorialsforcredit
inbothprogramsiftheysochoose.Fieldandlaboratoryresearchareencouragedalthough
notrequired.

WhilespecializationineitherSocialAnthropologyorArchaeologyisthemostcommonpattern
ofstudy,theDepartmentalsoencouragesinterdisciplinaryworkacrossprogramsorbetween
Anthropologyandotherdisciplines.TheAnthropologyDepartmentallowsstudentstoarrange
jointconcentrationswithotherFASdepartmentswhenappropriateandpossible.Such
concentrationsarerestrictedtohonorscandidatesandculminateinaninterdisciplinarysenior
thesis.Ajointconcentrationinvolvesanindividualized,coherentplanofstudyapprovedby
bothofthedepartmentsinvolved.ThenumberofrequiredAnthropologycoursesandbasic
programrequirementsmaybereduced.

REQUIREMENTS
Archaeology
BasicRequirements:10courses(40credits),including2tutorials

1.Requiredcourses:
1.Anthropology1010(fallterm)
2.Area:OldWorldarchaeologycourse
3.Area:NewWorldarchaeologycourse
4.Topical/method/theorycourse
5.Researchseminar(graduatelevel)
6.Archaeologicalsciencecourse
7.SocialAnthropologycourse
8.CourseinhumanevolutionorrelatedArchaeologyorHumanEvolutionaryBiology
topic
2.Tutorials:
1.Sophomoreyear:Anthropology97x,SophomoreTutorialinArchaeology(spring
term).
2.Junioryear:Anthropology98xa,JuniorTutorialinArchaeology(fallterm).
3.Thesis:None.
4.GeneralExamination:None.
5.Otherinformation:
1.Pass/Fail:TwocoursesmaybetakenPass/Failandcountedtowardthe
concentration.AllAnthropologytutorialsarelettergraded.
2.Languages:Thedepartmentitselfhasnolanguagerequirement.However,the
importanceofmodernlanguagesforresearchinallbranchesofAnthropology
cannotbetoohighlystressed.Concentratorswhoexpecttodoworkin
AnthropologybeyondtheABdegreearemoststronglyurgedtodeveloptheir
languageskillsasundergraduates.
3.Statistics:ConcentratorsinArchaeologyareencouragedtotakecoursesin
statisticsand/orcomputerscience(includingGIS).Competenceinhandling
quantitativedataisextremelyimportantinanthropologicalresearch,andsuch
competenceisbestobtainedthroughformaltraininginstatistics.
4.StudyandResearchAbroad:ConcentratorsinArchaeologyareencouragedto
investigatethepossibilitiesforstudyingand/orcarryingoutresearchabroadduring
thesummerorduringtheacademicyear.IfastudenthasreceivedHarvard
degreecreditforcoursestakeninaHarvardapprovedoverseasstudiesprogram,
thatstudentmaypetitiontheDUSorADUSforpermissiontocountthesecourses
towardtherequirementsoftheArchaeologyconcentration.Ordinarilyuptotwo
coursespersemestermaybecountedforconcentrationcredit.

RequirementsforHonorsEligibility:13courses(52credits)

1.Requiredcourses:SameasBasicRequirements.
2.Tutorials:
1.Sophomoreyear:SameasBasicRequirements.
2.Junioryear:InadditiontoAnthropology98xa(falltermJuniorTutorial),
ArchaeologyhonorscandidatesenrollinAnthropology98xb,anindividualJunior
Tutorial,normallytakenspringterm,inwhichtheycarryoutstudyandresearch
relatedtothepreparationoftheseniorthesis.
3.Senioryear:Anthropology99x(yearlong8creditcourse,lettergraded),
culminatinginthesubmissionofaseniorthesisandrelatedposter,followedbyan
oralpresentationofandexaminationonthethesis.
3.Thesis:Yes.
4.GeneralExamination:None.
5.Otherinformation:SameasBasicRequirements.Honorscandidatesusuallycarryout
researchfortheirseniorthesesduringthesummerbetweentheirjuniorandsenior
years.

SocialAnthropology
BasicRequirements:10courses(40credits),including2tutorials

1.Requiredcourses
1.Anthropology1600:GroundingtheGlobal(fallorspringterm)
2.Anthropology1610:FieldworkMethods(fallterm)
3.FouradditionalSocialAnthropologycourses,anylevel.
4.OneadditionalcourseinSocialAnthropologyorArchaeology.
5.Onerelatedcourse:OneadditionalcourseinAnthropologyorinanysocial
sciencesfieldoradvancedforeignlanguage.Studentsmaysubstitutearelevant
courseinhumanitiesorsciencefieldswithapprovalfromtheDUSorADUS.
2.Tutorials:
1.Anthropology97z:SophomoreTutorialinSocialAnthropology(springterm).
2.Anthropology98za:JuniorTutorialinSocialAnthropology(fallterm).
3.Thesis:None.
4.GeneralExamination:None.
5.Otherinformation:
1.Pass/Fail:OnecoursemaybetakenPass/Failandcountedforconcentration
credit.Thiswillordinarilybeintherelatedcoursecategory.AllAnthropology
tutorialsarelettergraded.
2.Language:No(butstronglyencouraged).
3.StudyAbroad:Concentratorsarestronglyencouragedtoparticipateinstudy
abroadorinternshipprograms.IfastudenthasreceivedHarvarddegreecreditfor
coursestakeninaHarvardapprovedoverseasstudiesprogram,thatstudentmay
petitiontheDUSorADUSforpermissiontocountuptotwocoursespersemester
towardtherequirementsoftheconcentration.

RequirementsforHonorsEligibility:12courses(48credits)
THESISTRACK(Honors,HighHonors,andHighestHonorsattainable)

1.Requiredcourses:SameasBasicRequirements.
2.Tutorials:
1.SophomoreandJunioryears:SameasBasicRequirements.
2.Anthropology99z:SeniorTutorial(yearlong8creditcoursetutorial,letter
graded),culminatinginthesubmissionofaseniorthesisandanoralexamination
onthatthesis.
3.Thesis:Yes.
4.GeneralExamination:None.
5.Otherinformation:SameasBasicRequirements.Prospectivehonorscandidatesare
stronglyencouragedtoenrollinAnthropology98zb(springterm).Honorscandidates
usuallycarryoutresearchfortheirseniorthesesduringthesummerbetweentheirjunior
andsenioryears.

NONTHESISTRACK(Honorsonly)

AllgraduatingseniorsinSocialAnthropologywhoarenotthesiscandidatesmaybe
consideredforanonthesishonorsrecommendationofHonors(butnotHighorHighest
Honors),providedthattheirconcentrationgradepointaveragescalculatedattheendoftheir
nexttolastsemesterareamongthehighesttwentyfivepercentofnonthesiscandidatesin
theirgraduatingclass.

CombiningArchaeologyandSocialAnthropology
BasicRequirements:10courses(40credits),including2tutorials

1.Requiredcourses:
1.Programrequirements:Sixcoursesplustutorials(below),threeineachprogram.
ConsulttheDUSorADUS.
2.OnecourseinhumanevolutionorrelatedHumanEvolutionaryBiologytopic.
ConsulttheDUSorADUS.
3.Readingandrelatedcourses:Onecourse.
2.Tutorials:BoththeArchaeologyandSocialAnthropologySophomoreTutorials
(Anthropology97xand97z,twocourses,springterm).
3.Thesis:None.
4.GeneralExamination:None.
5.Otherinformation:
1.Pass/Fail:SameasBasicRequirementsforeachprogram.
2.Languages:SameasBasicRequirementsforeachprogram.
3.Statistics:Competenceinhandlingquantitativedataisextremelyimportantin
anthropologicalresearch,andsuchcompetenceisbestobtainedthroughformal
traininginstatistics.
4.StudyAbroad:Studyabroadisencouraged.ConsulttheDUSorADUS.

RequirementsforHonorsEligibility:12or13courses(48or52credits)

Nonthesishonorsarenotavailabletostudentsdoingacombinedconcentrationin
ArchaeologyandSocialAnthropology.Thesestudentsmaypursuehonorsviathethesistrack
only.IftheprimaryorientationistowardArchaeology,13courses(52credits)arerequiredif
theprimaryorientationistowardSocialAnthropology,12courses(48credits)arerequired.
ConsulttheDUSorADUS.

JointConcentrations

TheprogramsinArchaeologyandSocialAnthropologyoftheDepartmentofAnthropology
bothencourageajointconcentrationwithanyotherdepartmentthatpermitsajoint
concentration.TheAnthropologypartofthejointconcentrationcanserveaseitherthe
primaryoralliedfield.ConsulttheDUSorADUSandtheconcentrationadvisorintheallied
fieldfordetails.
ArchaeologyandanotherfieldoutsideofAnthropology

FortheArchaeologyportionofthejointconcentration,thereisasixcourserequirement.

1.Requiredcourses:
1.Anthropology1010(fallterm).
2.Anthropology97x:SophomoreTutorialinArchaeology(springterm).
3.Anthropology98xa:JuniorTutorialinArchaeology(fallterm).
4.CourseinNewWorldArchaeology.
5.CourseinOldWorldArchaeology.
6.Courseinatopicalsubjectorinmethod/theory.
2.Becauseajointconcentrationisanhonorsconcentration,ifArchaeologyisthe
primaryfield,thefollowingcoursesarealsorequired:
1.Anthropology98xb:JuniorTutorialinArchaeology(course,springterm),
2.Anthropology99x:SeniorTutorialinArchaeology(yearlong8creditcourse).

SocialAnthropologyandanotherfieldoutsideofAnthropology

TheSocialAnthropologyportionofthejointconcentrationconsistsofasixcourse
requirement.

1.Requiredcourses:
1.Anthropology1600:GroundingtheGlobal(fallorspringterm).
2.Anthropology1610:FieldworkMethods(springterm).
3.Anthropology97za:SophomoreTutorial(springterm).
4.Anthropology98za:JuniorTutorial(fallterm).
5.TwoSocialAnthropologycourses,anylevel.
2.Becauseajointconcentrationisanhonorsconcentration,ifSocialAnthropologyis
theprimaryfield,thefollowingcoursesarealsorequired:
1.OneSocialAnthropologycourse,anylevel.
2.OnecourseinSocialAnthropologyorArchaeology.
3.Anthropology99z:SeniorTutorial(yearlong8creditcourse).

ADVISING

AdvisingintheDepartmentofAnthropologyiscarriedoutbytheDirectorofUndergraduate
Studies(DUS),theAssistantDirectorofUndergraduateStudies(ADUS),faculty,senior
graduatestudents,andtheUndergraduateProgramCoordinator.TheDUShasoverall
responsibilityfortheacademicprogressofundergraduatesand,alongwiththeADUS,is
availablebyappointmentforadviceonacademicandadministrativematters.The
UndergraduateProgramCoordinatoralsoprovidesinformationondepartmentalandCollege
requirementsandonadministrativematters,particularlytoSocialAnthropologystudents.
Startinginthejunioryearanddependingontheirinterests,undergraduatesoftenbeginto
workmorecloselywithindividualfacultymembers,seniorgraduatestudents(especiallyin
SocialAnthropology),andmembersofthestaffofthePeabodyMuseum(especiallyin
Archaeology)withinthetutorialsystem.Choiceofafacultyadviserdependslargelyuponthe
academicandresearchinterestsofthestudent.

ForuptodateinformationonadvisinginAnthropology,pleaseseetheAdvisingPrograms
Officewebsite.

RESOURCES

PeabodyMuseumofArchaeologyandEthnology
Foundedin1866,thePeabodyMuseumisamongtheoldestarchaeologicalandethnographic
museumsintheworldwithoneofthefinestcollectionsofhumanculturalhistoryfound
anywhere.
AlfredP.TozzerMemorialLibrary
Foundedin1866,TozzerLibraryistheoldestlibraryintheUnitedStatesdevotedto
Anthropologyandcontainsmorethan250,000volumes,withaspecialemphasisonmaterials
relatingtotheindigenouspeoplesoftheAmericas.

ArchaeologicalResearchLabs
TheMesoamericanLabfocusesonMesoamericanarchaeology,ethnology,epigraphy,and
iconographytheZooarchaeologyLabfocusesontheresearchandanalysisofanimal
remainsformarchaeologicalsitestheJointUseLabprovidesfacilitiesandequipmentfor
materialsanalysisinArchaeologyandrelateddisciplines.

SensoryEthnographyLab(SEL)
AcollaborationbetweentheDepartmentsofAnthropologyandofVisualandEnvironmental
Studies,SELoffersinstructioninfilm,video,phonography,andphotographythatpromotes
innovativecombinationsofaestheticsandethnography.

AdditionalResources
Anthropologystraditionofcrossculturalunderstandingandmultidisciplinaryapproachtothe
studyofthehumanconditionhasfosteredstronglinkstomanyotherdisciplinesandresearch
centersacrossHarvardUniversity.SocialAnthropologistscanbefoundintheCenterfor
MiddleEasternStudies,theAsiaCenter,theHarvardYenchingInstitute,theFairbankCenter
forEastAsianResearch,theReischauerInstituteofJapaneseStudies,theSouthAsia
Institute,theDavidRockefellerCenterforLatinAmericanStudies,theDavisCenterfor
RussianandEurasianStudies,andtheFacultiesofMedicine,PublicHealth,andEducation,
aswellasinotherdepartmentsoftheFacultyofArtsandSciences.ThereareArchaeologists
inthedepartmentsofNearEasternLanguagesandCivilizations,Classics,andHistoryofArt
andArchitecture,aswellasaStandingCommitteeonArchaeologythatincludesindividuals
fromacrossFASwhoarepracticingarchaeologistsorforwhomuseoftheresultsof
archaeologicalstudyareintegraltotheirteachingandresearch.Fromtimetotime
distinguishedvisitingscholarsholdteachingappointmentsinthedepartment.Harvard
studentshaveaccesstoanexceptionallylargenumberofprofessionalanthropologists.

FIELDWORK

Fieldworkmaybetakenforcreditthroughanapproveduniversity.Althoughconcentratorswill
registerdirectlywiththeotheruniversity,theymustfirstobtainpermissionfromthe
DepartmentofAnthropologyatHarvard,andapplyforcreditthroughtheOfficeof
InternationalEducation.Uponcompletionofthisworkandreceiptoftheofficialtranscript,the
departmentwillmakearecommendationtotheOfficeofInternationalEducationregardingthe
amountofconcentrationcredittobegrantedtowardtheABdegree.

HOWTOFINDOUTMORE

Thedepartment'swebsiteaddressiswww.anthropology.fas.harvard.edu.Theundergraduate
officeisRoom103B,TozzerAnthropologyBuilding,21DivinityAvenue(6174953814).
MoniqueRiveraistheUndergraduateProgramCoordinator:anthrouc@fas.harvard.edu.The
DirectorforUndergraduateStudiesisDr.RowanK.Flad,PeabodyMuseum57G,11Divinity
Avenue(6174951966)archtut@fas.harvard.edu.TheAssistantDirectorofUndergraduate
StudiesisRamyarRossoukh,rossoukh@fas.harvard.edu.

ENROLLMENTSTATISTICS
NumberofConcentratorsasofDecember

Concentrators 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014


Anthropology 126 113 93 69 67 58 59
Anthropology+anotherfield 6 7 6 10 7 7 7

Anotherfield+Anthropology 6 2 6 4 5 5 8

AppliedMathematics
ProfessorMichaelBrenner,DirectorofUndergraduateStudies(FallTerm)

ProfessorYilingChen,CoDirectorofUndergraduateStudies(FallandSpringTerms)

ProfessorChristopherRycroft,CoDirectorofUndergraduateStudies(SpringTerm)

Dr.MargoLevine,AssociateDirectorofUndergraduateStudies

Dr.SarahIams,AssistantDirectorofUndergraduateStudies

Wecancharacterizewhatappliedmathematiciansshouldlearnbyexaminingwhattheydo.
Mathematicalmodelingisubiquitousthroughoutthephysical,biological,social,engineering,
andmanagementsciences.Mathematicalscientistswhoidentifythemselvesprimarilyas
appliedmathematiciansfunctionincomplementarydualrolesinvaryingproportions.First,
theydevelop,implement,andstudymathematical,statistical,andcomputationaltechniques
broadlyapplicableinvariousfields.Second,theybringmathematicalmodelingskillstobear
onparticularscientificproblems,throughjudiciousapproximationstoobtainnovelinsights
andpredictionswhentheunderlyingphenomenaarethoughttoberelativelysimpleandwell
understood,orthroughthecreationofconceptualframeworksforquantitativereasoningand
measurementwhentheunderlyingphenomenaarecomplicatedandlesswellunderstood.In
theirmethodologicalrole,theymayfunctiontemporarilyasmathematicians,statisticians,or
computerscientistsintheirphenomenologicalrole,theymayfunctiontemporarilyas
physicists,chemists,biologists,economists,engineers,andthelike.Inbothroles,theymust
possessrelevantknowledge,technicalmastery,andeducatedtasteclearlythisnecessitates
specialization.Avowedpractitionersofmathematicallyorientedsegmentsofotherdisciplines
equallymayfunctiontemporarilyasappliedmathematicians.

Therangeofactivitiescarriedonundertheaegisoftheprincipalprofessionalorganizationin
thefield,theSocietyforIndustrialandAppliedMathematics(SIAM),canserveasan
operationaldefinitionofthescopeofthediscipline.VariousSIAMpublicationsarereadily
accessibletoHarvardstudentsandstudentmembershipsareavailable.Ideally,applied
mathematiciansdemonstrateovertimesubstantiveinvolvementwithboththemathematical
andscientificaspectsoftheirdualroles.Inthelongrun,theircontributionsmustbeevaluated
basedonsomebalancedmeasureofbothmethodologicalandphenomenologicalimpact.
Insideacademia,theiractivitiesareusuallycarriedoutincollaborationwithstudentsor
colleaguesoutsideacademia,theyoftenserveaspartofamultidisciplinaryteamtackling
complexproblemsundertimeandresourceconstraints.Ineithercontext,apremiumisplaced
onoutstandingabilitytocommunicatewithfellowtechnicalprofessionals.Applied
mathematicsisinherentlyinterdisciplinary,inmotivationandinoperation.Thisvisioninforms
thedesignoftheconcentration.

TheAppliedMathematicsconcentrationinvolvesabroadundergraduateeducationinthe
mathematicalsciences,especiallyinthosesubjectsthathaveprovedvitaltoan
understandingoftheworldaroundus,andinsomespecificareawheremathematical
methodshavebeensubstantivelyapplied.Thegoalistoacquireexperienceatamature
level,consistentwiththenatureofaHarvardundergraduateeducation.Therequirementsare
flexible,butstructuredanddemanding.Individualprogramsarearrangedinconsultationwith
anadviser,andareapprovedbytheadviserandbytheDirector,AssociateDirector,or
AssistantDirectorofUndergraduateStudies.Theconcentrationisoverseenbyan
interdepartmentalCommitteeonUndergraduateStudiesinAppliedMathematics,and
administeredbytheSchoolofEngineeringandAppliedSciences(SEAS).

Generally,studentsselecttheconcentrationbecausetheylikemathematics,especiallythe
useofmathematicstosolverealworldproblems.Somewantadeeperinvolvementwithan
areaofapplicationthanmaybeprovidedwithinamathematics,statistics,orcomputer
scienceconcentration.Otherswantamoremathematicallyorientedapproachtoanareaof
applicationthanthatnormallyprovidedwithinthecorrespondingconcentrationmathematical
economicsisaprimeexample.Yetotherswantaspecialprogramnototherwiseavailable,
usuallyinvolvinganareaofapplicationinwhichmathematicalmodelingislesscommon.
Inevitably,therearetradeoffsandcompromisestobeworkedout.Appliedmathematics
programswilltypicallyinvolveabroaderrangeofstudywithinthemathematicalsciencesand
anarrowerrangeofstudywithintheareaofapplicationthanalternateprogramsofferedby
neighboringconcentrations.Withalittleforethought,itisordinarilystraightforwardtochange
thechosenareaofapplicationortotransferbetweenthisconcentrationandneighboringones
untiltheendofthesophomoreyear,andoftenbeyond.

Someconcentratorsgoontograduateworkortoemploymentintheirareaofapplication,or
inappliedmathematics.Othersgoontoprofessionalschoolsinlaw,medicine,orbusiness.
StudentsinterestedinenteringaPhDprogramshouldplantotakemoretechnicalelectives
thantheminimumrequiredforconcentration.

REQUIREMENTS
1415courses(5660credits)

Prospectiveconcentratorsareencouragedtomakeearlycontactwithconcentration
representatives.Studentswishingtoentertheconcentrationshouldreviewtheconcentration
requirementsandsubmitaproposedprogramofstudyatstudyplan.seas.harvard.edu/ug/.
StudentsareencouragedtomeetwiththeAssistant,Associate,orDirectorofUndergraduate
Studiestodiscusstheirproposedprogram.Studentsshouldbeawarethatinterdisciplinary
andinterdepartmentalprogramswillusuallybemoredemandingthanconventionalprograms
inanestablisheddiscipline.Prerequisiteorcorequisitecoursesnotincludedintheprogramof
studymaybeneededtoprovidebackgroundorperspective.

Inadditiontothecourseslistedspecificallybelow,moreadvancedcoursesmaybeapproved
bypetitioninthecontextofaparticularprogramofstudy.Apetitionmustpropoundinwritinga
coherentandpersuasiveargumentfortheintellectualmeritoftheproposalinquestion.In
certainareasofapplication,undergraduatesroutinelytakecoursesdesignatedasprimarilyfor
graduatestudents.Recommendationsorrestrictionsoncourseselectionmayflowfromthe
choiceofaparticularareaofapplication.

Totalcourserequirementsmaybereducedfromfifteentonolessthantwelvecoursesby
placementoutofbasiccourseslistedbelowinitem1a.Suchplacementisgrantedbasedon
anappropriateAdvancedPlacementexamination,theHarvardMathematicsPlacementTest,
oranequivalentcollegelevelcoursetakenelsewhere,providedthisbypassisvalidatedby
successfulcompletion(honorgrades)ofmoreadvancedcourses.Studentsseeking
placementbasedoncollegelevelworkdoneelsewheremustsubmitapetitiontotheDirector,
AssociateDirector,orAssistantDirectorofUndergraduateStudies,supplementedbysuitable
supportingmaterials.Transferstudentsfromothercollegeswillhavetheirprograms
consideredonacasebycasebasisinresponsetoapetitiondocumentingtheirprevious
preparation.

1.Requiredcourses:
1.Foundation:Twotofourcourses(seenote1.d.i)incalculus,linearalgebra,and
differentialequations.
1.Mathematics1a
2.Mathematics1b
3.AppliedMathematics21a,Mathematics19a,21a,23a,25a,or55a
4.AppliedMathematics21b,Mathematics19b,21b,23b,25b,or55b
2.Breadth:Sixorsevencourses(seeitem1.d.i,below)fromthefollowingseven
categories,includingatleastonecoursefromeachofthefirsttwocategories,and
onecoursefromatleastfivecategories.
1.Computation:AppliedMathematics111,205,207ComputerScience50,51,
61,205Statistics121,135,183
2.ProbabilityandStatistics:Statistics110orMathematics154orApplied
Mathematics101Statistics111,121,139,Mathematics117,Applied
Mathematics126,ComputerScience181
3.Algebra:
LinearAlgebra:AppliedMathematics120orMathematics121
AbstractAlgebra:AppliedMathematics106/206orMathematics122
Mathematics123,124
4.DifferentialEquationsandAnalysis:
DifferentialEquations:Mathematics110orAppliedMathematics105
AppliedMathematics147,202
Analysis:AppliedMathematics104,201,202Mathematics112,113,
114,115,118rStatistics171
5.Modeling:AppliedMathematics50,91r,115Economics985oranapproved
advancedtechnicalelective
6.Optimization:Mathematics116AppliedMathematics121
7.DiscreteMathematics:AppliedMathematics107Mathematics152,155r,
157ComputerScience121,124
3.Application:Fivecoursesfromanareaofapplicationinwhichmathematicshas
beensubstantivelyapplied,selectedtoprovideacoherentandcumulative
introductiontomathematicallyorientedaspectsofthefield.
4.Notes:
1.FourFoundationcoursesarerequiredforstudentsstartinginMathematics
1a,threearerequiredforstudentsstartinginMathematics1b,andtwoare
requiredforstudentsstartingin21a.Studentsstartingin21amaytake
eitherComputerScience20orMathematics101asathirdFoundation
coursethesestudentsarethenrequiredtotakeonlysixcoursesinthe
Breadthcategory.
2.Thetotalnumberofcoursesrequiredbytheconcentrationforstudents
startinginMathematics1b,21a,or21bis1415coursesarerequiredfor
studentsstartinginMathematics1a.StudentsenteringHarvardrequiring
Mathematics1borbothMathematics1aand1bneedtotakeonlysix
coursesintheBreadthcategory.
3.Honors:Tobeeligibleforhonors,studentsmustsatisfygradepointaverage
thresholdsinthecoursesincludedintheirfinalprogramofstudy,aswellas
satisfyingthemodelingrequirement.Thisisaproject,ordinarilydoneinan
undergraduateclass,inwhichamathematicalanalysisofaproblemis
undertaken.Papersdescribingtheprojectmustbeturnedintothe
concentrationforevaluation.Themodelingrequirementisautomatically
satisfiedwithaBorhighergradeinAppliedMathematics115.
4.RecommendationsforHighorHighestHonorsdependbothonthegrade
averageinthecoursesincludedinthefinalprogramofstudy,aswellas
completionandevaluationofaseniorthesis.
2.Thesis:Optional(seeitem1.d.iii).
3.GeneralExamination:None.
4.Otherinformation:
1.Pass/Fail:Allcoursescountedforconcentrationcreditmustbelettergraded.
2.ProgramofStudy:StudentsenteringtheconcentrationmustfileanApplied
Mathematicsprogramofstudy.Theprogrammustbereviewedwiththestudents
adviserandupdatedasnecessaryeachtermthereafterbeforethestudycardwill
besigned.Programsofstudyareinitiallyapprovedbytheadviser,andare
subsequentlyapprovedbytheDirector,AssociateDirector,orAssistantDirectorof
UndergraduateStudies.
3.JointConcentration:AppliedMathematicsmaynotbecombinedwithanyother
fieldofconcentrationbecauseofitsintrinsicallyinterdisciplinarynaturestudyof
anareaofapplicationisalreadyanessentialpartoftheprogram.

ADVISING

TheDirectors,AssociateDirector,andAssistantDirectorofUndergraduateStudies
ProfessorMichaelBrenner(6174953336,brenner@seas.harvard.edu)FallTerm,
ProfessorYilingChen(6174953298,yiling@seas.harvard.edu)FallandSpringTerms,
ProfessorChristopherRycroft(chr@seas.harvard.edu)SpringTerm,Dr.MargoLevine
(6174968129,mlevine@seas.harvard.edu),andDr.SarahIams(6174955935,
siams@seas.harvard.edu)serveasinterimadviserstoallstudentsenteringthe
concentration.Subsequently,anadviserisassigned.Specialarrangementsaremadefor
studentswhoseareaofapplicationismathematicaleconomics,incooperationwiththe
EconomicsDepartment.Ifstudentsdonotrequestachangeinadviser,theyordinarilywill
havethesameadviseruntiltheygraduate.However,ifanadviserbecomesunavailable,the
studentisreassignedtoanewadviser.StudentsmayseekfurtheradvicefromtheDirector,
AssociateDirector,orAssistantDirectorofUndergraduateStudiesatanytime.

ForuptodateinformationonadvisinginAppliedMathematics,pleaseseetheAdvising
ProgramsOfficewebsite.

HOWTOFINDOUTMORE

FurtherinformationandadviceisavailablefromtheOfficeofStudentAffairs,PierceHall110,
6174952833.

ENROLLMENTSTATISTICS
NumberofConcentratorsasofDecember

Concentrators 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014


AppliedMathematics* 101 159 177 196 226 244 275 *Applied
Mathematicsdoes
notparticipateinjointconcentrations.

Astrophysics
ProfessorEdoBerger,DirectorofUndergraduateStudies

TheconcentrationinAstrophysicsbuildsthefoundationfromwhichstudentsmayconsider
someofthedeepestquestionsofthephysicaluniverse.Whatwasthestateandcomposition
oftheUniverseatthemomentoftheBigBang?Whatisthenatureoftheforcethatcurrently
dominatestheexpansionoftheUniverse?Howdospaceandtimebehaveinthevicinityof
theblackhole?Howdogalaxiesform,andhowdostarsandplanetsformwithinthose
galaxies?Aretherehabitableworldsotherthanourown?

Thescienceofastrophysicsinvolvesthestudyofmatterandradiationintheuniverseas
understoodthroughthelawsofphysics.Astronomicalphenomenaexhibitanextremerange
ofphysicalconditions,fromsuperfluidneutronsinneutronstars,hightemperaturenuclear
reactionsinsupernovae,andstronggravitationalfieldsnearblackholes,totheuniquestate
oftheuniverseduringitsearliestphases.Theoreticalattemptstodescribetheseandmore
familiarphenomena(suchasstarsandgalaxies)haveachievedausefulunderstandingin
manycases.However,ouroverallknowledgeoftheuniverseisstillwoefullyincomplete,and
ourcontemporaryphysicalknowledgeisoftenstretchedtoitslimitsinattemptingto
understandphysicalconditionsthatcannotbereproducedinterrestriallaboratories.

TheconcentrationinAstrophysicsintroducesstudentstoabroadrangeofphenomena
throughaprogramofbothobservationalandtheoreticalcourses.Thisprogrambuildsfroma
foundationofmodernphysicstoageneralaccountoftheknowncontentsoftheuniverse.
Astronomy16and17provideacompleteintroductorysurveytothemajorfieldsof
astrophysics.Theresearchtutorial,Astronomy98,placesstudentsinclosecontactwiththe
widerangeofresearchactivitiesattheHarvardSmithsonianCenterforAstrophysics.
Undergraduatesarestronglyencouragedtopursueresearchprojects(conductedunderthe
mentorshipofmembersofthefaculty),whichculminateintheirjuniorpapersandoptional
seniortheses.Sincetheemphasisofastrophysicsisontheexplanationofphenomenainthe
universeintermsofphysicaltheory,theinitialstagesofaconcentrationinAstrophysics
closelyresemblethoseofthePhysicsconcentration,andthecoursesofferedbythe
DepartmentofAstronomyarereadilyaccessibletoanystudentwithagoodphysics
background.OurconcentrationoffersavenuessimilartoPhysicsforfutureemploymentand
researchopportunities.

Astrophysicsoffersjointconcentrationswithotherdepartments.Ingeneral,such
concentrationsinvolvemeetingrequirementsforhonorscandidatesinbothfields.Joint
concentrationscombiningAstrophysicswitheitherPhysicsorwithEarthandPlanetary
Sciencesareparticularlyencouraged,althoughvariousothercombinationsarecertainly
possible.StudentsinterestedinjointconcentrationsareencouragedtocontacttheDirectorof
Undergraduatestudies,ProfessorEdoBerger,at6174957914oreberger@cfa.harvard.edu.

Studentsinterestedincompletingamastersdegreeinastrophysicsduringtheirfourthyear
canfindmoredetailedinformationinoursectionoftheAdvancedStandingatHarvard
Collegebooklet,andshouldcontacttheAstronomydepartmentearlyintheirdegreeprogram.

REQUIREMENTS
12courses(48credits)

1.Requiredcourses:
1.Astronomy16and17(2coursessee7.a.below).
2.Physics15a,15b,and15c(3coursessee7.b.below).
3.Mathematics21aand21b,orMathematics23aand23b,orMathematics25aand
25b,orAppliedMathematics21aand21b(2coursessee7.c.below).
4.Astronomy98:ResearchTutorial,generallytakeninthespringsemesterofthe
junioryear(1course).
5.Twoadditionalcoursesinastronomy(2coursessee7.d.below).
6.Twoadditionalcoursesinastronomyorrelatedfieldstocompletetherequirement
of12courses(2coursessee7.e.below).
2.Tutorial:Required,see1.d.above.
3.HonorsEligibility:Studentswhowishtobeconsideredforhonorsmustsatisfy
requirements1.e.and1.f.bycompletingAstronomy99and/orcoursesatthe100level
orabove.Noneofthecoursessatisfying1.e.or1.f.maybetakenPass/Fail.Courses
thatmeetthisrequirementinclude:
1.Astronomy99,ayearlong8creditcourseleadingtotheseniorthesis.The
DepartmentofAstronomyislocatedwithintheHarvardSmithsonianCenterfor
Astrophysics,oneoftheworldslargestastrophysicalresearchinstitutes.The
CenterforAstrophysicsofferssignificantundergraduateresearchopportunities,
whichstudentsareencouragedtopursuethroughtheseniorthesis.
2.Any100levelor200levelcourseinastronomy.
3.Physics143a,143b,151,153,or181.
4.EarthandPlanetarySciences100,121,132,or150.
5.AppliedMathematics104,105,111,or115.
4.Thesis:Optional.Seeitem3above.
5.Jointconcentrations:Jointconcentrationsarepermittedtoenablestudentstopursue
studyattheinterfaceofAstrophysicsandanotherfieldsuchasPhysicsorEarthand
PlanetarySciences.StudentsmustmeetwiththeDirectorofUndergraduateStudiesto
developtheplanofstudy.
6.GeneralExamination:None.
7.Otherinformation:
1.Astronomy16and17:Togetherthesetwocoursesprovideacompleteintroductory
surveyofastrophysicsusingsinglevariablecalculusandfreshmanmechanics.
Thesecoursesarenotsequentialandthusmaybetakenineitherorder.
2.Physics:PhysicalSciences12aand12bmaybesubstitutedforPhysics15aand
15bprovidedstudentsfollowwithPhysics15c.Qualifiedstudentsmayreplace
Physics15awithPhysics16,tobefollowedbyPhysics15band15c.
3.Math:MathMa,Mb,1a,and1bnormallydonotcounttowardconcentrationcredit.
4.Studentsmaycountonecourseselectedfromthefollowinglistforconcentration
credit,providedthecourseiscompletedpriortoenrollinginothercoursesoffered
bytheDepartmentofAstronomy.
1.Astronomy2,
2.afreshmanseminarinAstronomy,or
3.acourseofferedintheScienceofthePhysicalUniversecategoryof
thePrograminGeneralEducationthatfocusesonastronomy.
5.Relatedfields:Includesalldepartmentalcoursesofferedinphysics,earthand
planetarysciences,mathematics,andappliedmathematicsthatcounttowardsthe
respectiveconcentrationrequirements.Appropriatecoursesinappliedphysics,
computerscience,chemistry,engineeringsciences,mathematics,andstatistics
maybecountedforconcentrationcreditwithpermissionfromtheDirectorof
UndergraduateStudies.
6.GraduateStudy:StudentsconsideringgraduatestudyshouldcontacttheDirector
ofUndergraduateStudiestoprepareastudyplantomeetthisgoal.
7.Pass/Fail:Atmostoneofthecoursescountedforconcentrationcreditmaybe
takenPass/Fail.

ADVISING

Uponjoiningtheconcentration,studentsareassignedafacultyadviserstudentscontinue
withthesameadviserthroughouttheirthreeyears,unlessthereisaparticularreasonfor
makingachange.Studentsmeetwiththeiradviseratleastoncepertermandatothertimes
asneeded.

ForuptodateinformationonadvisinginAstrophysics,pleaseseetheAdvisingPrograms
Officewebsite.

RESOURCES

TheDepartmentofAstronomyislocatedwithintheHarvardSmithsonianCenterfor
Astrophysics,whichalsocontainstheSmithsonianAstrophysicalObservatoryandHarvard
CollegeObservatory,at60GardenStreetand160ConcordAvenue,Cambridge.TheCenter
forAstrophysicshasalargestaffofscientistsandisamongthelargestinstitutionsdevotedto
astronomyandastrophysicsintheworld.Averybroadrangeofastrophysicalresearchis
conductedbythemanyscientistsattheCenter,initsdivisionsofAtomicandMolecular
PhysicsHighEnergyAstrophysicsOpticalandInfraredAstronomyRadioand
GeoastronomyTheoreticalAstrophysicsandSolar,Stellar,andPlanetarySciences.
Scientistsinthesedivisionsencouragestudentstoparticipateintheirresearch.Fulltime
summerandparttimeacademicyearemploymentisoftenavailableforHarvard
undergraduatesattheCenterpleasecontacttheDirectorofUndergraduateStudiesformore
information.

ThroughtheCenterforAstrophysicsstudentsmaymakeuseofawiderangeof
observational,experimental,andtheoreticalfacilities.Theseincludetwo6.5meterMagellan
TelescopesinChiletheMultipleMirrorTelescopeandthe1.5mand1.2mreflecting
telescopesoftheWhippleObservatoryonMountHopkins,ArizonaandtheSubmillimeter
ArrayonMaunaKeainHawaii.Inaddition,studentsmayparticipateintheanalysisofdata
fromanumberofnationalandinternationalobservatories,includingXraydatafromthe
ChandraXrayObservatory,ultravioletandopticaldatafromtheHubbleSpaceTelescope,
solardatafromSOHO,radiodatafromtheVeryLargeArrayandtheVLBInetwork,and
infrareddatafromtheSpitzerSpaceTelescope.

HOWTOFINDOUTMORE

TheDirectorofUndergraduateStudiesfortheconcentrationisProfessorEdoBerger.His
Observatoryofficeis60GardenStreet,RoomP320(6174957914)hisemailaddressis
eberger@cfa.harvard.edu.AmapshowingthelocationoftheObservatorycomplexcanbe
foundattheCenterforAstrophysicswebsite.TheAstronomydepartmentofficeislocatedat
thesameaddressinroomP243(6174953753).OnlineinformationabouttheAstronomy
departmentisavailableatthedepartment'swebsite.Ifyouareinterestedinstudyabroad,
pleasecontacttheDirectorofUndergraduateStudies.

ENROLLMENTSTATISTICS
NumberofConcentratorsasofDecember

Concentrators 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014


Astronomy 3 9 8 6 7 10 9

Astronomy+anotherfield 1 8 7 12 10 16 12
Anotherfield+Astronomy 5 7 10 8 6 6 7

BiomedicalEngineering
ProfessorDavidMooney,DirectorofUndergraduateStudies(FallTerm)
ProfessorRobertD.Howe,DirectorofUndergraduateStudies(SpringTerm)

Biomedicalengineeringliesattheintersectionofthephysicalandlifesciences,incorporating
principlesfromphysicsandchemistrytounderstandtheoperationoflivingsystems.Asin
otherengineeringfields,theapproachishighlyquantitative:mathematicalanalysisand
modelingareusedtocapturethefunctionofsystemsfromsubcellulartoorganismscales.An
educationinBiomedicalEngineering,andengineeringmorebroadly,enablesstudentsto
translateabstracthypothesisandscientificknowledgeintoworkingsystems(e.g.,prosthetic
devices,imagingsystems,andbiopharmaceuticals).Thisenablesonetobothtestthe
understandingofbasicprinciplesandtofurtherthisknowledge,anditplacesthis
understandinginthebroadercontextofsocietalneeds.

Inrecognitionofthepivotalimportanceofthelifesciencesandthetechnologiestheyinspire
tooursociety,Harvardiscommittedtobroadlyeducatingengineerswhowillbecomeleaders
inthedevelopingfieldofBiomedicalEngineering.Theobjectivesofthisconcentrationinclude
providingstudentsasolidfoundationinengineering,particularlyasappliedtothelife
sciences,withinthesettingofaliberalartseducation.Theconcentrationisflexiblystructured
foradiversityofeducationalandprofessionalobjectives.Itenablestheacquisitionofabroad
rangeofskillsandattitudesdrawnfromthehumanities,socialsciencesandsciences,in
additiontoengineering,whichenhanceengineeringknowledgeandwhichwillcontributeto
futureleadershipandtechnicalsuccess.

TheABdegreeconsistsof14courses(56credits).Thisdegreepreparesstudentsforthe
practiceofBiomedicalEngineeringandforgraduatestudyinengineeringandmedicine,andit
isanexcellentpreparationforcareersinotherprofessions(business,law,etc.)asitprovides
anidealframeworkforawellroundedtechnicalandscientificeducation.Thecurriculumis
highlystructured,withadvancedcoursesbuildingontheknowledgeacquiredinmath,
science,andintroductoryengineeringsciencecourses.Concentratorsareencouragedto
completethecommonprerequisitecoursesequenceintheirfirsttwoyearsatHarvard.This
includesMath(21aand21b,23aand23b,orAppliedMathematics21aand21b),Life
SciencesandChemistry(LifeSciences1aand1b),Physics(AppliedPhysics50aand50b
Physics11aand11b(nolongeroffered)or15aand15bor16and15b,orPhysicalSciences
2and3or12aand12b),andEngineeringSciences53.Studentsarecautionedthatitismore
importanttoderiveasolidunderstandingofthesebasicsubjectsthantocompletethem
quicklywithoutthoroughknowledgethismaterialisextensivelyusedinmanysubsequent
courses.Togetanearlysampleofengineeringcoursework,enteringstudentsarealso
invitedtoenrollinEngineeringSciences1(IntroductiontoEngineering).Thisintroductory
coursehasminimalprerequisites,andhasbeenverypopularwithprospectiveengineering
concentrators.TheSophomoreForumprovidesanopportunityforstudentstobecome
familiarwiththerangeofengineeringdisciplines,researchopportunitieswithintheSchool,
andtomakeindustrialcontactsinaninformalsetting.

Thetechnologiesthatengineerscreatearechangingatanamazingrate,butthefundamental
toolsofengineeringthatenabletheseadvancesremainmoreconstant.TheBiomedical
Engineeringcurriculumemphasizesasolidbackgroundinthechemicalandbiological
aspectsoftheBiomedicalEngineeringfield,withampleopportunitytolearnaboutstateof
thearttechnologies.Inparticular,studentswilltakecoursesinsystemsmodeling(ES53and
BE110)tobetterunderstandandmathematicallymodelnonlinear,complexbiological
systemsthermodynamics(ES181,ES164orMCB199)toappreciatethebasicdriving
forcesunderlyingbiologicalandchemicalsystemsthefundamentalprocessesofheatand
masstransport(ES123)thatoftencontroltheratesofsystemchangesandmolecularto
tissuelevelengineeringofbiologicalsystems(BE121,125orES221).Throughthis
courseworkstudentsalsogainexperienceintheengineeringdesignprocess,theengineering
activitythatrequirescreativesynthesisaswellasanalysis.

REQUIREMENTS
14courses(56credits)

1.Requiredcourses:
1.Mathematics:AppliedMathematics21aand21bMathematics21aand21bor
Mathematics23aand23b.
2.Physics:AppliedPhysics50aand50bPhysicalSciences2and3or12aand12b
orPhysics11aand11b(nolongeroffered),15aand15b,or16and15b.
3.Statistics:AppliedMath101orStatistics111.
4.OrganicChemistry:Chemistry17or20.
5.CellBiologyandGenetics:LifeandPhysicalSciencesAorLifeSciences1a,and
LifeSciences1b.StudentswhotakeLifeandPhysicalSciencesAshouldconsult
withtheDirectorofUndergraduatestudiestogetadviceonadvancedclass
selection.
6.EngineeringSciences(fivecourses):ES53BE110ES123oneofthefollowing:
ES181orMCB199oneofthefollowing:BE121,BE125,BE160,BE191,orES
227.
7.ApprovedElective(onecourse):BE121,BE125,BE130,BE160,BE191,ES
120,ES221,ES227,ES228,Chem27,30or160CS50MCB52or54(no
longeroffered)MCB80orOEB53,orany100or200levelengineeringcourses
bypriorapproval.ES91randBE91rcannotcountaselectives.
2.SophomoreForum:Sophomoreyear.Noncredit.Springterm.TheSophomoreForum
aidsinformingacommunityamongengineeringstudents,tostartaconversation
betweenstudentsandengineeringprofessionals,andtoanswerquestionsabout
courses.EachmeetingwillbehostedbyamemberofSEAS.Activitiesincludefaculty
talks,industrytalks,labtours,orgroupactivities.
3.Thesis:requiredforrecommendationsofhighhonorsandhighesthonors.
4.GeneralExamination:None.
5.Otherinformation:
1.Bypriorapproval,otheradvancedundergraduateorgraduatecourses,aswellas
coursesatMIT,canbeusedtosatisfygeneralrequirementsandspecialization
requirementsandelectives.Electivesalternativetothoselistedinthe
specializationsmaybecountedforcredituponpriorpetitionandapproval.
2.Pass/Fail:Allcoursesforconcentrationcreditmustbelettergraded.
3.PlanofStudy:ConcentratorsarerequiredtofileanapproveddepartmentalPlanof
Studyandtokeeptheirplanuptodateinsubsequentyears.PlanofStudyforms
maybeobtainedfromtheOfficeofStudentAffairs(Pierce110)orfromtheSchool
ofEngineeringandAppliedSciences(SEAS)website.
4.Inaddition,studentsarestronglyurgedtoconsidertakingES1,inordertoobtain
abroadoverviewofengineeringasafield.
5.IndependentProject:Studentsarerequiredtohaveasubstantialresearch
experienceinordertodeepentheirunderstandingofatleastoneaspectofthe
BiomedicalEngineeringfield,andtodevelophandsonexperienceinthescientific
methodand/ortechnologydevelopment.Thistypicallywouldbefulfilledthrougha
summerprojectresultinginasignificantwrittenreportalternatively,BE91r,ES
91r,orES100hfmaybeusedtofulfillthisrequirement.

ADVISING

StudentsinterestedinconcentratinginBiomedicalEngineeringshoulddiscusstheirplans
withtheAcademicProgramsAdministratortheFalltermDirectorofUndergraduateStudies,
ProfessorDavidMooney(mooneyd@seas.harvard.edu)orSpringtermDirectorof
UndergraduateStudies,ProfessorRobertD.Howe(howe@seas.harvard.edu)orthe
AssistantDirectorofUndergraduateStudies,Dr.SujataBhatia(sbhatia@seas.harvard.edu)
ortheUndergraduateAcademicProgramsAdministrator,KathyLovell
(klovell@seas.harvard.edu).

EachundergraduatewhoelectstoconcentrateinBiomedicalEngineeringisassigneda
facultyadviserfromtheCommitteeonUndergraduateStudiesinBiomedicalEngineering.If
studentsdonotrequestachangeinadviser,theyhavethesameadviseruntiltheygraduate.
Eachstudentisreassignedtoanotherfacultymemberwhilehisorheroriginalfacultyadviser
isonleave.ItisexpectedthatstudentswilldiscusstheirPlansofStudyandprogresswith
theirfacultyadviseratthebeginningofeachterm.Studentsmayalsoseekadvicefromtheir
facultyadviser,theDirectororAssistantDirectorofUndergraduateStudies,ortheAcademic
ProgramsAdministratoratanytime.

ForuptodateinformationonadvisinginEngineeringSciences,pleaseseetheAdvising
ProgramsOffice.

HOWTOFINDOUTMORE

FurtherinformationisavailablefromtheAcademicProgramsAdministratorintheSchoolof
EngineeringandAppliedSciencesOfficeofStudentAffairs,PierceHall110(6174952833).
UndergraduateTeacherEducationProgram:Concentratorsmaybeeligibletoobtain
certificationtoteachinmiddleorsecondaryschoolsinMassachusettsandthefortyone
stateswithwhichMassachusettshasreciprocity.SeeChapter2formoreinformationabout
theUndergraduateTeacherEducationProgram(UTEP).

ENROLLMENTSTATISTICS
NumberofConcentratorsasofDecember

Concentrators 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014


BiomedicalEngineering 17 41 48 56 52

BiomedicalEngineering+anotherfield 1 1 2 0
Anotherfield+BiomedicalEngineering 1 1 2 2

ChemicalandPhysicalBiology
ProfessorAdamCohen,CoHeadTutor
ProfessorRachelleGaudet,CoHeadTutor

TheChemicalandPhysicalBiology(CPB)concentrationprovidesstudentswithabroad
foundationinthephysicalandlifesciences.Thisconcentrationisdesignedforstudents
interestedinapplyingquantitativetools,physicalconcepts,andchemicalprinciplestothe
studyofbiology.

Remarkableprogressinthelastfourdecadeshasrevealedtheatomicstructureofproteins,
enzymes,andgenesthenatureofthegeneticcodeandhowgenescanbeturnedonoroff
inresponsetothedemandsoftheenvironment.Asourunderstandingoffundamental
biologicalprocesseshasincreased,sohasourappreciationthatthefocusoninformation
transferthroughnucleicacidsprovidesaninadequatebasisforunderstandinglivingsystems.
Theactivitiesofproteinsareregulatedbyposttranslationalmodificationschemicalchanges
inproteinstructureandareaffectedbysmallsignalingmolecules.Dissectingmetabolic
pathwaysandreconstructingcellularnetworksrequiressupplementingthetraditionalarsenal
ofmolecular,genetic,biochemical,andcellbiologicaltechniqueswithadvancesinchemical
andphysicalmethodsthatmakeitpossibletocharacterizethestateofabiologicalsystem
underagivensetofconditions.Chemicalandphysicalbiologyprovidesalinkbetween
classicalapproachestostudyingbiologyandthechemicaltoolsandphysicalmethods
requiredtounderstanddynamicchangesincomplexbiologicalsystems.

Studentswhoareinterestedinunderstandinglivingsystemsindetailwillrequireconsiderable
proficiencyinmathematicsandphysicsaswellasabroadbackgroundinbothchemistryand
biology.Initsemphasisonquantitative,physical,andchemicaltools,thisconcentration
representsasignificantdeparturefromtraditionalundergraduateprogramsofstudyinthe
biologicalandlifesciences.Ourgoalistoprovidethenextgenerationoflifescientistswiththe
backgroundneededtomakenewadvancesinthequantitativeunderstandingofliving
systems.TheCPBconcentrationisintendedprimarilyforstudentsconsideringcareersin
research.

Allstudentsarerequiredtoparticipateinatutorialunlessengagedinthesisresearch.
TutorialsforstudentsinbothChemicalandPhysicalBiologyandMolecularandCellular
BiologyareofferedbytheBoardofTutorsinBiochemicalSciences,whichwasestablishedin
1926.EachtutorholdsaPhDand/oranMDdegreeandmeetswithherorhisstudents,singly
orinsmallgroups,abouttwiceamonthtodiscusstopicstailoredlargelytoindividualinterests
andneeds.Tutorialsessionstypicallyconsistofreadingsselectedfromtheprimaryliterature
orrelevanttexts.Mentoringoncareerchoices,theresearchexperience,andotheracademic
issuesisalogicalextensionofthetutorial.Thetutorialisnottakenforcreditandtherefore
doesnotappearonthestudycardortranscript.Ahandoutthatdescribesthehistory,goals,
andformatofthetutorialprogramisavailableonline.

Allstudentsarerequiredtoobtainaminimumofonetermoflaboratoryresearchexperience.
Thisrequirementmaybefulfilledthroughaprojectlabcourse,atermoflaboratoryresearch
(ChemicalandPhysicalBiology91r),orresearchforaseniorthesis(ChemicalandPhysical
Biology99).
AthesisbasedonlaboratoryresearchisrequiredtobeeligibleforhonorsintheChemical
andPhysicalBiologyconcentration.Studentsareencouragedtobeginthesisresearchina
laboratorynolaterthanthestartoftheirjunioryear.

REQUIREMENTS
BasicRequirements:16courses(64credits)

1.Requiredcourses:
1.LifeSciences(2courses):LifeSciences1a(orLifeandPhysicalSciencesA)and
LifeSciences1b,orequivalent.
2.Biology(2courses):MCB60andoneadditionalcourseselectedfromMCB63,
MCB64,MCB65(formerlyMCB56),orMCB68.
3.Chemistry(2courses):Onecourseingeneralorinorganicchemistry(chosenfrom
PhysicalSciences1,10or11Chemistry40or160orasuitableequivalent)and
onecourseinphysicalchemistry(chosenfromChemistry60,Molecularand
CellularBiology65(formerlyMCB56)or199,Chemistry161,orasuitable
equivalent).
4.OrganicChemistry(2courses):Chemistry20and30,orChemistry17and27,or
equivalent.
5.Mathematics(2courses):Mathematics19aand19b,or21aand21b,orApplied
Mathematics21aand21b.
6.Physics(2courses):Onecourseinmechanics(chosenfromPhysics16or15a,
PhysicalSciences2or12a,orAppliedPhysics50a),andonecourseinelectricity
andmagnetism(chosenfromPhysics15b,PhysicalSciences3or12b,orApplied
Physics50b).StudentswhodonottakeatleastonecourseatthelevelofPhysics
15or16orPhysicalScience12musttakeacomputationalcourseasoneofthe
upperlevelcourses(seeitem1g,below)chosenfromCS50or109AppliedMath
111,115or126MCB111,131,or199orothercomputationalclassapprovedby
theHeadTutor.
7.Threeupperlevelcoursesinthenaturalsciences,engineering,and/or
mathematics.Coursesthatmeetthisrequirementincludeany100levelchemistry,
molecularandcellularbiology,orphysicscourse.Othercoursesthatmeetthis
requirementarepostedhere.
8.Studentswhodonotwriteathesisbasedonlaboratoryresearch(seeitem3
underRequirementsforHonorsEligibility)musttakeoneupperlevelprojectlab
course(suchasLifeSciences100rChemistry100r,135,or165)orenrollinone
termofChemicalandPhysicalBiology91r.
2.Tutorial:Requiredofallconcentratorsinsophomoreandjunioryearsunlessengagedin
thesisresearch.Tutorialsessionsarenoncredit(andthereforedonotappearonthe
studycardortranscript),takeplaceapproximatelytwicepermonth,andtypicallyconsist
ofreadingsselectedfromtheprimaryliteratureorrelevanttexts.Ahandoutthat
describesthehistory,goals,andformatofthetutorialprogramisavailableonline.

RequirementsforHonorsEligibility:16courses(64credits)

1.RequiredCourses:SameasBasicRequirements.
2.Tutorial:SameasBasicRequirements.
3.Thesis:Athesisbasedonindependentlaboratoryresearchisrequiredforhonors
eligibility.StudentsshouldthereforeenrollintwotermsofChemicalandPhysical
Biology99,oneofwhichcountstowardstheupperlevelcourserequirement(seeitem
1g,above).

ADVISING

ProfessorsAdamCohenandRachelleGaudetandDr.MartinSamuelsareavailableto
concentratorsandpreconcentratorstoprovideguidanceoncourseselection,laboratory
research,andthefulfillmentofconcentrationrequirements.Pleasecall54106oremail
lisa_fountain@harvard.edutoscheduleanappointmentwitheitherMartinSamuelsoroneof
theHeadTutors.AdvisingnotesforCPBconcentratorsarealsoavailableonline.

RESOURCES

AtutorialreferencelibraryishousedintheCPBConcentrationOfficeat7DivinityAvenue,
andcontainsbooksandjournalsfrequentlyusedfortutorialreading.

HOWTOFINDOUTMORE

FormoreinformationabouttheCPBconcentration,visit
http://lifesciences.fas.harvard.edu/cpbandclickonthelinkforChemicalandPhysicalBiology
underthe"concentrations"tab.TheCPBConcentrationOfficeislocatedinShermanFairchild
Room95,7DivinityAvenue(6174954106).

ENROLLMENTSTATISTICS
NumberofConcentratorsasofDecember

Concentrators 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014


ChemicalandPhysicalBiology 33 65 59 57 63 48 42
ChemicalandPhysicalBiology+another
22 0 0 1 0 0 0
field
Anotherfield+ChemicalandPhysical
0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Biology

Chemistry
ProfessorDanielKahne,DirectorofUndergraduateStudies
Dr.GreggTucci,CoDirectorofUndergraduateStudies

Chemistryisthescienceofthestructure,properties,andreactionsofmatter.Itisbothabasic
science,fundamentaltoanunderstandingoftheworldwelivein,andapracticalsciencewith
anenormousnumberandvarietyofimportantapplications.Knowledgeofchemistryis
fundamentaltoanunderstandingofbiologyandbiochemistryandofcertainaspectsof
geology,astronomy,physics,andengineering.

ThemostimportantmotivationforaconcentrationinChemistryisanintrinsicinterestinthe
subject.Careeropportunitiesinchemistryincludetheareasofbasicresearch,applied
researchanddevelopment,biotechnology,chemicalanalysis,manufacturing,andmarketing.
Inaddition,adegreeinchemistrycanbeanexcellentbackgroundforcareersinmanyrelated
fields,includinglaw,medicine,business,environmentalscience,andotherareasofscience.
BecauseofthediversityofinterestsofprospectiveChemistryconcentrators,theDepartment
ofChemistryandChemicalBiologyhasdesignedaveryflexibleprogramofrequirements
whichallowseachstudenttoselectanareaofemphasis.Coursesinorganic,physical,and
inorganicchemistryandbiochemistryareoffered.Afewofthesecoursesincluderequired
laboratorywork,andspeciallaboratorycoursesareavailabletoadvancedstudentsineach
area.Inaddition,concentratorsmayelecttopursueanindividualresearchprojectwithoneof
theresearchgroupsofthedepartment.Eachresearchgroupconsistsofadvanced
undergraduates,graduatestudents,postdoctoralfellows,andafacultymember.Inorderto
introducestudentstochemicalresearchandcurrenttopicsoffacultyinterest,thedepartment
offersanoncreditsophomoretutorialinthespringterm,aseriesoflecturesbyfaculty
membersontheircurrentresearch.Thislectureseriesservesastheprerequisiteforthe
juniortutorial,Chemistry98r,inwhichthestudentjoinsaresearchgroupunderthe
supervisionofafacultymember.Oftenthisworkiscontinuedthroughoutthesenioryearas
Chemistry99.Herethestudentbecomesassociatedwithcurrentresearchinaparticulararea
eitherbyreadingandstudyingrecommendedadvancedmaterialinthatareaorby
undertakinganindividualresearchproject.Suchprojectsoftenresultinpublications.

Allofthecoursesinthedepartmentareopentoproperlypreparedundergraduatesandmost
upperlevelcoursesdohavesomeundergraduates.Thecoursesemphasizefundamental
lawsandprinciples.Themoreadvancedcoursesaredesignedtoberelatedcloselytoactive
areasofresearchinchemistry.Currentresearchactivityisfurtherstressedinthenumerous
seminarsandcolloquiainorganic,physical,biophysical,andinorganicchemistry,someof
whichareheldjointlywithotherdepartmentsatHarvardaswellasatMIT.Mostresearch
groupshavemeetingsandinformalseminarsatwhichtopicsofinterestarediscussed.

Inadditiontoabalancedprogramofatleasteightcourses(32credits)inchemistry,
concentratorsareencouragedtotakecoursesinphysics,biology,biochemistry,applied
science,andmathematicsaspartoftheirconcentrationrequirements.Becauseofthe
sequenceofprerequisitesforchemistrycourses,thedepartmentstronglyrecommendssome
workinmathematicsaswellaschemistryinthefirstyear.Freshmencontemplatingthis
programareurgedtoconsulttheCoDirectorofUndergraduateStudiesoftheChemistry
concentrationinplanningtheirworkforthefirstyear.

REQUIREMENTS
BasicRequirements:1214courses(4856credits)

1.Requiredcourses:Twelvetofourteencoursesrequired,includingatleasteightcourses
inchemistry(seeitem5a):
1.Generalchemistry(twocourses):ChosenfromLifeandPhysicalSciencesA,Life
Sciences1a,PhysicalSciences1,PhysicalSciences10,andPhysicalSciences
11orsatisfactoryplacementoutoftherequirement.
2.Inorganicchemistry(onecourse):Chemistry40,orequivalent.
3.Organicchemistry(twocourses):Chemistry20and30,orChemistry17and27,or
equivalent.
4.Physicalchemistry(twocourses):ChosenfromChemistry160orequivalentand
Chemistry60,161,163,orequivalent.
5.Advancedlaboratory(onecourse):Chemistry100,135,145or165.Laboratory
workperformedinChemistry91r,98r,or99rmaynotbecountedinfulfillmentof
theadvancedlaboratoryrequirement.
6.Chemistrywithastrongbiologicalorientation(onecourse):LifeSciences1a,Life
andPhysicalSciencesAorChemistry27or170,orMolecularandCellular
Biology52,54(nolongeroffered),60,63,64,65orequivalent.(LifeSciences1a
andLifeandPhysicalSciencesAmaycountforboththisrequirementand1a
aboveChemistry27maycountforthisrequirementand1cabove.)
7.Mathematics(atleastonecourse):Mathematics21aorequivalent.(e.g.,
Mathematics19a,AppliedMathematics21a,Mathematics23a,etc.).Mathematics
21bisstronglyrecommended.
8.Physics(atleasttwocourses):PhysicalSciences2,3or12a,12bApplied
Physics50a,50borthe15a(16),15b,15csequence.Physics15aand15balone
donotconstituteacompleteoverviewofgeneralphysics.
9.Additionalcoursesasneededtomeetthetotaloftwelveinchemistryorinrelated
fields(13ifthestudentplacesintoMathematics1b14ifthestudentmusttake
Mathematics1a.)
2.Tutorial:
1.Sophomoreyear:Springterm.Optional,buthighlyrecommendedbeforeenrolling
inChemistry98r.Noncredit.Aseriesoflecturesbyfacultymembersontheir
currentresearch.Afewverywellpreparedsophomoresorfirstyearstudentswho
areacceptedforlaboratoryresearchworkmayregisterforChemistry91r,graded
SAT/UNSonly.
2.Junioryear:Chemistry98r,optional,forapprovedstudentsonly.GradedSAT/UNS
only.EachtermofChemistry98rinvolvesindividualreadingandresearchprojects
underthedirectionofamemberofthestaff.Juniorconcentratorsareadvisedto
consultwiththeiradvisersandtoinquireattheofficeoftheDirectorof
UndergraduateStudiesconcerningthetutorialprogram.Anystudentenrollingin
Chemistry98rmustregisterthenameofhisorherresearchmentorattheofficeof
theDirectorofUndergraduateStudieswhenstudycardsaresubmitted.
3.GeneralExamination:None.
4.Thesis:Notrequired.
5.Otherinformation:
1.Relatedfields,inthepresentcontext,includedepartmentalcoursesinphysicsand
mathematics,appliedphysicsandappliedmathematics,andupperlevel
departmentalcoursesinbiology,biochemistry,andearthandplanetarysciences
thatcarryachemistryprerequisite.Chemistrycoursesincludemanybiochemistry
courses.
2.Pass/Fail:TwocoursescountedforconcentrationcreditmaybetakenPass/Fail.
ThisdoesnotincludeSAT/UNSgradesgiveninChemistry91r,98r,or99r.

RequirementsforHonorsEligibility:1416courses(5664credits)

1.Requiredcourses:14coursesrequired,includingatleasteightcoursesinchemistry
(seeitem5a).
1.SameasBasicRequirements.
2.SameasBasicRequirements.
3.SameasBasicRequirements.
4.SameasBasicRequirements.
5.SameasBasicRequirements.
6.SameasBasicRequirements.
7.SameasBasicRequirements.
8.SameasBasicRequirements.
9.SameasBasicRequirements.
10.Twoadditionalcoursesinchemistryorbiochemistry,oratasuitableadvanced
levelinarelatedfield.Coursesthatmeetthisrequirementinclude:
1.MCB52,54(nolongeroffered),60,63.64,65.
2.LifeSciences1b.
3.Mathematics21b.
4.AppliedMathematics105a,105b.
5.Physics15c,143a,143b,151,153,181.
6.Othercoursessignificantlyrelatedtochemistrymayalsobeaccepted
onpetitiontothedepartment.
11.Totalprogrammustincludeatleastfourcoursesinchemistrynumbered100or
higher.PleaseconsultwithofficeoftheDirectorofUndergraduateStudiesfora
completelistofcoursesofferedbyotherdepartments(e.g.,MCB176,EPS133,
ES135,ES164)thatcanbeusedtosatisfythisrequirement.
2.Tutorials:
1.Sophomoreyear:SameasBasicRequirements.
2.Junioryear:SameasBasicRequirements.
3.Senioryear:Chemistry99r,optional,forhonorscandidatesonly.GradedSAT/UNS
only.Chemistry99rinvolvesindividualreadingandresearchprojectsunderthe
directionofafacultymember.AnystudentenrollinginChemistry99rmustregister
thenameofhisorherresearchmentorattheofficeoftheDirectorof
UndergraduateStudieswhenstudycardsaresubmitted.
3.GeneralExamination:None.
4.Thesis:Optional.StudentsenrolledinChemistry99rhavetheoptionofwritingathesis.
5.Otherinformation:SameasBasicRequirements.

ADVISING
TheCoDirectorofUndergraduateStudiesinitiallyservesasfacultyadviserfornew
concentratorsuntiltheyjoinresearchgroups,usuallythroughtheChemistry98rtutorial,or
otherwiseestablishaworkingrelationshipwithanotherfacultymemberwhoagreestoserve
asfacultyadviser.EithertheDirectororCoDirectorofUndergraduateStudiesoranother
facultyadvisermaysignstudycardsoradviseonconcentrationmatters.Studentsinterested
inconcentratinginchemistryshoulddiscusstheirplansofstudywiththeCoDirectorof
UndergraduateStudies.

ForuptodateinformationonadvisinginChemistry,pleaseseetheAdvisingProgramsOffice
website.

HOWTOFINDOUTMORE

FurtherinformationisavailableattheofficeoftheCoDirectorofUndergraduateStudiesin
Chemistry,Dr.GreggTucci,ScienceCenter114(6174964668),tucci@fas.harvard.edu.

ENROLLMENTSTATISTICS
NumberofConcentratorsasofDecember

Concentrators 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014


Chemistry 90 84 84 78 92 91 91

Chemistry+anotherfield 3 1 0 1 2 2 4
Anotherfield+Chemistry 1 0 0 1 0 2 1

ChemistryandPhysics
ProfessorHowardGeorgi,DirectorofUndergraduateStudies

TheconcentrationinChemistryandPhysicsissupervisedbyacommitteecomprisedof
membersoftheDepartmentsofPhysicsandofChemistryandChemicalBiology,andis
administeredthroughtheofficeoftheDirectorofUndergraduateStudies.Asthename
suggests,theconcentrationhasbeenestablishedtoservethosestudentsdesiringtodevelop
astrongfoundationinbothphysicsandchemistry.Becauseoftheneedtocoverawiderange
ofmaterialinconsiderabledepth,onlyanhonorseligibleprogramisavailableinthis
concentration.

TherequirementsoftheChemistryandPhysicsconcentrationaredesignedtoprovideasolid
foundationforfurtherstudyineitherorbothofthesetwocloselyrelatedsciences.
Concentratorshavegoneontograduateworkandcareersinchemistry,physics,andother
quantitativefields.Theconcentrationisalsooftenchosenbystudentswhosecareergoalslie
inmedicine.Inaddition,theintellectualdisciplinesinvolvedprovideasuitablebackgroundfor
careersinmanydifferentprofessions.

BecausetherequirementsoftheconcentrationliebetweenthoseofChemistryandof
Physics,itispossiblethatagivensetofcoursescouldsatisfytherequirementsofoneof
thoseconcentrationsaswellasthoseoftheconcentrationinChemistryandPhysics.Bythe
sametoken,atransfertoorfromoneoftheseconcentrations,evenaslateasthejunioryear,
normallycauseslittledifficulty.

Theconcentrationisstructuredtoassurethatallconcentratorsareintroducedtothecore
subjectsofchemistry(organic,inorganic,andphysical)ofphysics(mechanics,
electromagnetism,andquantumtheory)andofmathematics.Beyondthiscore,studentstake
additionalcoursesinchemistry,physics,orrelatedsciences,accordingtotheirpersonal
interestsandobjectives.

Tutorialorindividualstudyandresearchareoptional,andmaybeundertakenwithinthe
frameworkofPhysics90rand/or91r,orofChemistry98rand99r.

REQUIREMENTS
1316courses(5264credits)

1.Requiredcourses:
1.GeneralChemistry:LifeSciences1aandPhysicalSciences1,orPhysical
Sciences10and11,orsatisfactoryplacementoutoftherequirement.
2.InorganicChemistry:Chemistry40or158,orequivalent.
3.OrganicChemistry:Chemistry20and30,orChemistry17and27.Chemistry20
and30arestronglyrecommended,butChemistry17and27maybeapreferred
alternative,particularlyforstudentspreparingformedicalschool.
4.PhysicalChemistryorStatisticalMechanics:Chemistry60oroneofChemistry
161,Physics181,orEngineeringSciences181.Oneofthestatisticalmechanics
coursesisstronglyrecommended.
5.Mechanics,Electromagnetism,andWaves:Physics15a(orPhysics16),15b,and
15c.
6.QuantumMechanics:Physics143aorChemistry160.
7.Mathematics:TwocoursesatthelevelofMathematicsorAppliedMathematics
21a,21b,orabove.Whilenotrequired,takingoneormoreadditionalmathematics
coursesisstronglyrecommended.StudentsshouldconsiderespeciallyApplied
Mathematics104orMathematics113AppliedMathematics105orMathematics
110AppliedMathematics111orAppliedMathematics115Statistics110.
Studentsplanningtogointoresearchshouldconsidertakingacourseincomputer
scienceand/ornumericalanalysis.
8.Additionalcoursesfromthelistbelow,tocompletetherequirementof13to16
courses(seeitem5c).Itisstronglyrecommendedthatonecoursebealaboratory
course.Inallcases,thestudentmusttakeatleastfourphysicscoursesandfour
chemistrycourses.
1.Acourseofindependentresearchfromthefollowing:Chemistry91r,
98,99orPhysics90r.
2.Any100or200levelchemistrycourse.
3.Any100or200levelphysicsorappliedphysicscourse(see5h).
4.Any100or200levelmathorappliedmathcourse.
5.Anintermediateoradvancedlevelcourseinascience,engineering
sciences,orcomputersciencewithsignificantdirectapplicationto
chemistryorphysics.Thesecoursesshouldbeapprovedinadvance
bytheDirectororAssociateDirectorofUndergraduateStudies.To
fulfillparticularneeds,aconcentrator,withtheadvisersconsent,may
petitionthecommitteetouseotherintermediateoradvancedlevel
sciencecoursesforthisrequirement.
2.Tutorials:Optional.AdmissiontotutorialsrequirespriorapprovalbytheDirectorof
UndergraduateStudiesoftheDepartmentofChemistryandChemicalBiology.
1.Junioryear:Chemistry98r.
2.Senioryear:Chemistry99r.
3.Thesis:Optional.
4.GeneralExamination:None.
5.OtherInformation:
1.Satisfactorygrades(Corbetter)arerequiredinPhysics15a,15b,and15c(or
higherlevelsubstitutions).
2.Pass/Fail:TwocoursescountedforconcentrationmaybetakenPass/Fail,butnot
Physics15a,15b,15c,or16.
3.StudentswhoplantocountPhysicalSciences12a/borAppliedPhysics50a/bfor
theChemistryandPhysicsconcentrationshouldcontacttheDirectororAssociate
DirectorofUndergraduateStudies,whowillworkwiththemtodevelopacoherent
program.
4.Thenumberofrequiredcoursesisreducedbyonecourse(uptoamaximum
reductionofthreethenumberofrequiredcoursescannotdropbelow13)foreach
ofthecoursesMathematics1aand1bLifeSciences1aand/orPhysical
Sciences1thatastudentispermittedtoskipbyvirtueofhisorherperformance
ontheappropriateAdvancedPlacementExamination.
5.Substitutions:Studentscansubstituteamoreadvancedcourseforoneormoreof
therequiredelementarycoursesonthesametopics,providedtheyhavethe
writtenpermissionoftheDirectororAssociateDirectorofUndergraduateStudies.
However,thetotalnumberofconcentrationcoursestakenduringthestudents
collegecareer(includingstudyabroadortransfercredits)mustbeatleast13.
StudentswhosubstitutemoreadvancedcoursesforPhysics15band/or15cmust
completethelabcomponentofthesecourses,onapass/failbasis.Seethe
AssociateDirectorofUndergraduateStudiesforfurtherinformation.
6.AdvancedPlacement:StudentswhohaveAdvancedPlacementinphysicsshould
consulttheprerequisitesinCoursesofInstructionunderPhysics16forthe
conditionsofenteringthatcoursedirectly.
7.Teaching:Studentswhoareinterestedinreceivingeligibilityforthecertification
neededtoteachbothphysicsandchemistryinpublicschoolsareinvitedtolookat
DegreeinPhysicswithTeacherCertificationinbothPhysicsandChemistryunder
thePhysicsconcentration.CompletingtheChemistryandPhysicsconcentration
witheligibilityforteachercertificationinbothphysicsandchemistryrequirestaking
theUTEPprogram,inadditiontotherequiredcourseslistedinitems1ah.
8.IndividualStudyandResearchcourses:Physics90rand/or91r,andChemistry
91rareoptional.
9.Appliedphysicsandengineeringsciencecourseslistedintherequirementsforthe
PhysicsconcentrationascountingasphysicsforPhysicsconcentratorsarealso
countedasphysicscoursesintheChemistryandPhysicsconcentration.

ADVISING

StudentsinterestedinconcentratinginChemistryandPhysicsshoulddiscusstheirPlansof
StudywiththeAssociateDirectorofUndergraduateStudies.WhenPlansofStudyare
approved,eachundergraduatewhoelectstoconcentrateinthefieldisassignedafaculty
adviserfromeitherthePhysicsorChemistrydepartment.Ifstudentsdonotrequestachange
inadviser,theyhavethesameadviseruntiltheygraduate.Itisexpectedthatstudentswill
discusstheirprogramsandreviewtheirprogresswithfacultyadvisersatthebeginningof
eachterm.Studentsaretoldtoseekadviceatanytimeandcanseetheiradvisersat
regularlyscheduledofficehoursorbymakinganappointment.Studentsmayalsoseek
advicefromtheDirectororAssociateDirectorofUndergraduateStudiesorChairofthe
ChemistryandPhysicsCommitteeatanytime.

ForuptodateinformationonadvisinginChemistryandPhysics,pleaseseetheAdvising
ProgramsOfficewebsite.

RESOURCES

Theresourcesandfacilitiesavailabletothisconcentrationareessentiallythoseofthe
ChemistryandPhysicsdepartmentscombined.Hencethedescriptionsofthose
concentrationsshouldbeconsultedforfurtherinformation.

HOWTOFINDOUTMORE

ThepamphletTheSPSGuidetoPhysicsandRelatedFields,availablefromtheAssociate
DirectorofUndergraduateStudiesinLyman238,providesusefulinformationaboutthe
opportunitiesforthestudyofphysicsandphysicsrelatedareasatHarvard.Muchofthis
informationisalsorelevanttotheconcentrationinChemistryandPhysics.

Adviceandpersonalconsultationconcerningtheconcentrationcanbeobtainedfromthe
DirectorofUndergraduateStudies:ProfessorHowardGeorgi,Jefferson456,
georgi@physics.harvard.edu,6174968293andtheAssociateDirectorofUndergraduate
Studies,Dr.DavidMorin,LymanLaboratory238,morin@physics.harvard.edu,6174953257.
Forofficehours,checkthewebsite.StudentsshouldalsoseekadvicefromtheCoDirectorof
UndergraduateStudiesinChemistry:Dr.GreggTucci,tucci@fas.harvard.edu.

Officialacceptanceintotheconcentrationprogramismadeonlythroughtheofficeofthe
AssociateDirectorofUndergraduateStudies,whomustsignthePlanofStudy.

ENROLLMENTSTATISTICS
NumberofConcentratorsasofDecember

Concentrators 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014

ChemistryandPhysics 36 27 31 37 39 31 23
ChemistryandPhysics+anotherfield 4 5 5 5 1 7 4
Anotherfield+ChemistryandPhysics 1 2 2 2 4 4 1

Classics
ProfessorKathleenColeman,DirectorofUndergraduateStudies

TheDepartmentoftheClassicsencouragesitsstudentstoexplorethewholerangeofGreco
RomancivilizationfromtheBronzeAgethroughByzantiumandmedievalEuropetoModern
Greece.Itsfacultyprovideinstructioninallthemajorareasofclassicalstudies,including
languageandlinguistics,literature,archaeology,history,philosophy,andreligion.Moreover,in
conformitywithitsconvictionthatClassicsliesattherootofmanyimportantacademicfields,
thedepartmentwelcomesjointconcentrations.

Twoconcentrationoptionsareofferedwithinthedepartment:(1)ClassicalLanguagesand
Literatures,forstudentswishingtoemphasizethestudyofGreekandLatinliteratureinthe
originallanguages,and(2)ClassicalCivilizations,forthoseprimarilyinterestedinexploring
theconnectionsbetweenGrecoRomancultureanddisciplinessuchashistory,philosophy,
archaeology,andlinguistics.Concentratorsinbothtracksarerequiredtoacquireknowledge
ofGreek,Latin,orboth,butneithertrackpresumesanypriorknowledgeoftheselanguages.
Bothmaybepursuedasjointconcentrationswithotherdepartments.Inaddition,Classics
andHistoryofferaJointConcentrationinAncientHistory(GreekandRoman).The
departmentsflagshipcoursesinGreekcultureandcivilization,andRomancultureand
civilization(ClassicalStudies97aand97b),atleastoneofwhichisrequiredofall
concentrators,areprovidedasagatewaytoclassicalstudiesbroadlyconceived.Allstudents
havetheoptionofwritingathesisunderthesupervisionofafacultymemberintheirsenior
year.

InrecentyearsaClassicsconcentrationhasprovedrewardingforstudentswhogoonto
careersinlaw,medicine,divinity,journalism,business,finance,orthearts,aswellasthose
wishingtopursuefurtheracademicstudy.

OPTIONS:

ClassicalLanguagesandLiteratures
ClassicalCivilizations
REQUIREMENTS
ClassicalLanguagesandLiteratures
Basicrequirements:12courses(48credits)

1.TwocoursesprovidingabroadintroductiontoClassicalcivilization,normallyClassical
Studies97aand97b.
2.SixcoursesinGreekand/orLatin,atleasttwoofwhichmustbenumbered100or
above,andatleastoneofwhichmustbeselectedfromthefollowinglist:Greek112a,
Greek112b,Latin112a,Latin112b(orequivalentinthecaseofByzantine/Modern
GreekandMedievalLatin).
3.OnesemesterofClassics98,asmallgrouptutorial,isrequiredofallconcentratorsin
thejunioryear.Thetutorialemphasizesthedevelopmentofresearchskillsthrougha
closeexaminationofatopicinGreekandRomanliteratureand/orGrecoRoman
civilization.
4.ThreeadditionalcoursesfromamongthoselistedunderClassicsinthecoursesearch
incourses.my.harvard.edu,includingcrosslistedcoursesandeitherHumanities10aor
Humanities10b.OthercoursesmaybecountedwithapprovaloftheDirectorof
UndergraduateStudies.
5.Note:TwocoursescountedforconcentrationmaybetakenPass/Failor,inthecaseof
approvedFreshmanSeminars,SAT/UNS.
6.Honors:Studentswishingtobeconsideredforhonorsmustfulfillthebasicrequirements
asspecifiedabove,aswellasthefollowing:

Either

1.Aseniorthesis,togetherwithtwosemestersoftheseniortutorial,Classics99.
ThethesismustbesubmittedtothedepartmentofficeonorbeforetheFriday
beforethespringrecess.Thelengthofthethesisshouldbedecideduponbythe
studentandthethesisadviserbutshouldnotordinarilyexceed60pagesoftext.

Or

2.TwoadditionalcoursesinGreekorLatin,bothofwhichmustnormallybeletter
gradedwithagradeofAorbetter:

1.CandidatesforHonors:Any100levelcourseinGreekorLatin,plus
oneofthefollowingcourses:LatinH,KGreekH,K.
2.CandidatesforHighHonors:Twoofthefollowingcourses:LatinH,K
GreekH,K.
3.CandidatesforHighestHonors:BothLatinKandGreekK.

Note:ifastudentpursuesbothroutestoHonors,theDepartment'shonorsrecommendation
shallbebaseduponthehigherresultintheeligiblecategory.

Jointconcentration:ClassicalLanguagesandLiteraturesandAlliedField
Basicrequirements:Sevenlettergradedcourses(28credits)inClassics

1.ClassicalStudies97aor97b,andClassics98.
2.FourcoursesinGreekand/orLatin,atleasttwoofwhichmustbeatthe100levelor
above,andatleastoneofwhichmustbeselectedfromthefollowinglist:Greek112a,
Greek112b,Latin112a,Latin112b(orequivalentinthecaseofByzantine/Modern
GreekandMedievalLatin).
3.OneadditionalcoursefromamongthoselistedunderClassicsinthecoursesearchin
courses.my.harvard.edu,includingcrosslistedcoursesandeitherHumanities10aor
Humanities10b.OthercoursesmaybecountedwithapprovaloftheDirectorof
UndergraduateStudies
4.Additionalcourseworkasrequiredbythealliedfield.
5.Honors:Thesisrequired.TwosemestersofeitherClassics99ortheequivalentinthe
alliedfield,asappropriate.

ClassicalCivilizations
Basicrequirements:12courses(48credits)

1.TwocoursesprovidingabroadintroductiontoClassicalcivilization,normallyClassical
Studies97aand97b.
2.FourcoursesinGreekand/orLatin.Note:Studentswithadvancedlanguagepreparation
whochoosethistrackcanplaceoutofuptotwoofthesecoursesiftheywishtodoso.
Insuchacase,thenumberofconcentrationelectives(courseslistedunderitem5
below)isincreasedtofivecourses.
3.OnesemesterofClassics98,asmallgrouptutorial,isrequiredofallconcentratorsin
thejunioryear.Thetutorialemphasizesthedevelopmentofresearchskillsthrougha
closeexaminationofatopicinGreekandRomanliteratureand/orGrecoRoman
civilization.
4.ClassicalStudies112RegionalStudy,amultidisciplinaryandproblembasedindepth
surveyofaregionoftheancientMediterraneanworld,tobetakenatanystageinthe
Concentration,providedthatboth97aand97bhavebeencompletedorthesecondof
theseisbeingtakenconcurrently.
5.FouradditionalcoursesfromamongthoselistedunderClassicsinthecoursesearchin
courses.my.harvard.edu,includingcrosslistedcoursesandeitherHumanities10aor
Humanities10b.OthercoursesmaybecountedwithapprovaloftheDirectorof
UndergraduateStudies.
6.Note:TwocoursescountedforconcentrationmaybetakenPass/Failor,inthecaseof
approvedFreshmanSeminars,SAT/UNS.
7.Honors:Inadditiontothebasicrequirementssetoutabove,allconcentratorsin
ClassicalCivilizationswhowishtobeconsideredforhonorsmustwriteaseniorthesis
bycompletingtwosemestersoftheseniortutorial,Classics99.Thethesismustbe
submittedtothedepartmentofficeonorbeforetheFridaybeforethespringrecess.The
lengthofthethesisshouldbedecideduponbythestudentandthethesisadviserbut
shouldnotordinarilyexceed60pagesoftext.

Jointconcentration:ClassicalCivilizationsandAlliedField
Basicrequirements:Sevenlettergradedcourses(28credits)inClassics

1.ClassicalStudies97aor97b,andClassics98.
2.TwocoursesinGreekand/orLatin.
3.ClassicalStudies112RegionalStudy,amultidisciplinaryandproblembasedindepth
surveyofaregionoftheancientMediterraneanworld,tobetakenatanystageinthe
Concentration,providedeither97aor97bhasbeencompletedorisbeingtaken
concurrently.
4.TwoadditionalcoursefromamongthoselistedunderClassicsinthecoursesearchin
courses.my.harvard.edu,andeitherHumanities10aorHumanities10b.
5.Additionalcourseworkasrequiredbythealliedfield.
6.Honors:Thesisrequired.TwosemestersofeitherClassics99ortheequivalentinthe
alliedfield,asappropriate.

JointConcentrationinAncientHistory(GreekandRoman)
Basicrequirements:Fourteencourses(56credits)

1.FourcoursesinGreekand/orLatin.
2.History97.
3.ClassicalStudies97aor97b.
4.Classics98.
5.ClassicalStudies112(RegionalStudy).
6.OnecourseinnonWesternHistory.
7.OnecourseinModernHistory.
8.TwoadditionalelectiveswithinAncientHistory.Additionalnote:Oneofthehistory
coursesshouldbeinaseminarthatresultsinaresearchpaperandiscompletedbefore
theendofthejunioryear.
9.Seniorthesis.TwosemestersofeitherClassics99orHistory99.Studentsmayselect
eitherseminar.

Pleasealsonotethefollowinginformation:

Studentswhocompletethethesiswillbeeligibleforhonorsthedepartmentinwhichthe
studentchoosestotaketheseniortutorialwillberesponsibleformakingthefinal
determinationofhonors.

TwotypesofcoursescounttowardAncientHistory(GreekandRoman)concentration
requirements:

1.Courseslistedinthecoursecatalog's"History"sectionand"Classics"section,including
crosslistedcoursesand
2.CoursestaughtintheGeneralEducationand/orFreshmanSeminarprogramsbyfull
membersoftheHistoryorClassicsDepartmentFaculty.Studentswishingtocountsuch
coursestowardtheirconcentrationrequirementsshouldrequestapprovalfromthe
relevantDirectorofUndergraduateStudies.Studentsmayalsoapplytodoan
independentstudy,History91rorClassics93r,withamemberoftherelevant
DepartmentHistory91r/Classics93rcanbeusedtofulfilloneofthetwoelectivecourse
requirements.

ADVISING

AtthebeginningofeachtermconcentratorsmeetwiththeDirectorofUndergraduateStudies
todiscusstheirPlansofStudyandtheirprogressthroughtheconcentration.Inaddition,junior
andseniormembersofthedepartmentareavailablethroughouttheyeartoofferadviceon
particularacademicmattersastheneedarises.

ForuptodateinformationonadvisinginClassics,pleaseseetheAdvisingProgramsOffice
website.

RESOURCES

TheSmythClassicalLibrary,onthetopfloorofWidenerLibrary,isopentoallconcentratorsin
thedepartment.ItcontainsanextensiveanduptodatecollectionofGreekandLatinauthors,
principalcommentaries,worksofreference,corporaofinscriptions,andmajorbookson
classicalarchaeology,history,literature,andphilosophy.Thelibraryislockedatalltimes
becausethereisnoregularattendant.Keycardaccesswillbegrantedtoanyconcentrator
uponrequest.ItemsfromtheMcDanielcollectionofantiquitiesillustratingGreekandRoman
life,togetherwithanextensivecollectionofancientcoins,arehousedintheArthurM.Sackler
Museum.Theantiquitiesareavailableforstudybyqualifiedstudents.

HOWTOFINDOUTMORE

Forfurtherinformationabouttheconcentration,contacttheDirectorofUndergraduate
Studies,ProfessorKathleenColeman(classicsDUS@fas.harvard.edu,6174952024).

ENROLLMENTSTATISTICS
NumberofConcentratorsasofDecember

Concentrators 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014


Classics 34 41 42 36 39 38 37
Classics+anotherfield 4 4 4 4 1 6 5
Anotherfield+Classics 1 0 2 3 5 7 6

ComparativeLiterature
Dr.SandraNaddaff,DirectorofUndergraduateStudies

TheundergraduateconcentrationinComparativeLiteratureoffersstudentstheopportunityto
designaprogramofstudythatworksacrosslanguages,cultures,andmediainacomparative
andinterdisciplinarycontext.Theopen,flexiblenatureoftheconcentrationallowsstudentsto
developanindividualizedprogramofstudythatincorporatesliteraryandculturalanalysisin
theexplorationofanynumberoffieldsanddisciplinesbothwithinandbeyondthe
Humanities.Somestudents,forexample,developacurriculuminLiteratureandtheArts,
linkingthestudyofliteraturewithfilm,music,theater,digitalmedia,orcreativewriting.Others
designprogramsthatconnectliterarystudytocontemporaryconcernsanddisciplinesbeyond
theHumanities,focusingtheirworkontherelationshipbetweenLiteratureandMedicine,for
example,orLiteratureandLaw,orLiteratureandEthics.Stillotherstudentsfindinthestudy
ofComparativeLiteratureaplaceforthecomparativestudyofmultipleliteratures,World
Literature,andtranslation,ortheexaminationofaesthetics,philosophy,andliteraryand
culturaltheory.Inshort,theundergraduateprograminComparativeLiteratureprovidesan
idealhomeforstudentswhowishtocraftacomparativeandinterdisciplinaryconcentration
thatisembeddedintheHumanitiesbuthasthepotentialtoreachbeyond.

InconsultationwiththeDirectorofUndergraduateStudiesandthestudentsacademic
advisor,undergraduateconcentratorsdevelopanindividuallytailoredbutcarefullystructured
programofstudythatbringstogethertheirparticularinterestsandskillsandallowsthemto
takecoursesinavarietyofdepartmentsacrosstheHumanities.Centraltoeachstudents
curriculumisthetutorialprogram.Duringthesophomoreyear,studentsparticipateinasmall,
grouptutorialinwhichtheyareintroducedtovariousdisciplinarymethodologiesandformsof
literaryandculturalanalysisthroughthestudyofworksfromdifferentlanguages,periods,
genres,andmedia.Juniortutorialoffersstudentstherareopportunitytodesigntheirown
readingcourseinwhichtheyworkoneononewithatutor.Duringthefallsemester,students
readbroadlyaccordingtopersonalinterestandinclination,andexplorepossibleareasof
specialization.Attheendoftheterm,theydefinetheirspecialfieldofstudy,whichthey
exploreindepthduringthespringsemester.Seniortutorialisagainanindividualcourseof
studylargelydevotedtotheresearchandwritingoftheseniorthesis,whichisrequiredofall
students.Alltutorialsarereadingandwritingintensive,andformthecorearoundwhicha
studentdevelopsalargerfieldofstudy.Formoreinformationaboutstudentsspecialfields
andseniorthesisprojects,pleaseseetheUndergraduateConcentrationlinkonourwebsite,
www.complit.fas.harvard.edu.

Giventhecomparativenatureofourprogram,theknowledgeofmorethanonelanguageand
nationalliteratureisessential.OurstudentsworkinamultitudeoflanguagesHindi,French,
Spanish,Chinese,Hebrew,Italian,Latin,Arabic,Swahilitonamebutafew.Wewelcome
workinanylanguageinwhichastudenthasinterestandisabletotakeminimally3courses
inwhichtheyworkintheoriginallanguage.Incaseswhereastudentdoesnothavethe
necessarylinguisticcompetencetoundertakeliterarystudy,wearehappytohelpmake
arrangementstoacquirethenecessaryproficiencythroughcontinuedcourseworkorsummer
study.

StudentswithdegreesinComparativeLiteraturedevelophabitsofmindthatservethemwell
inanynumberofprofessionalendeavors.Theabilitytowritewell,toreadcritically,toargue
analytically,andtospeakeloquently,translatesfluentlytoavarietyoffields.Ourgraduates
includedoctors,lawyers,literaryscholars,culturalcritics,investmentbankers,actors,
novelists,consultants,andjournaliststonamebutafew.Forafullerlistofouralumni,please
consulttheLitalumnilinkonourwebsite,www.complit.fas.harvard.edu.

Inordertohelpstudentsdeterminewhethertheycanmeettheiracademicandintellectual
goalsinourdepartment,weaskinterestedstudentstoapplytotheconcentrationduringthe
fallofthesophomoreyear,althoughlaterapplicationswillalsobeconsideredwhenever
possible.Applicationincludessubmittingabriefstatementofinterestandessay,aswellasa
conversationwithtwomembersofthedepartment.

REQUIREMENTS
14courses(56credits)

1.RequiredCourses:
1.ComparativeLiterature97ComparativeLiterature98aand98bComparative
Literature99aand99b(seeitem2,Tutorials).
2.ThreecoursesfromamongthecourseslistedunderComparativeLiteratureinthe
coursesearchincourses.my.harvard.edu,includingthosecoursescrosslisted
underLiterature.EachofthesecoursesmustbepassedwithagradeofBor
above.
3.ThreecoursesinoneormorenonEnglishliteratures,eachpassedwithagradeof
Borabove.Note:AstudentmaypetitiontheDirectorofUndergraduateStudies
totakeonenonEnglishcourseattheadvancedlanguagelevelforconcentration
creditinthiscategory.
4.Threecoursesdrawnfromavarietyofrelateddepartments.Thesemayinclude,
butarenotlimitedto,additionalcoursesinComparativeLiteratureEnglish
literatureforeignorclassicalliteraturesorfolkloreandmythology(including
additionalcoursesintheliteraturechosenunder1cabove)philosophyvisualand
environmentalstudiesstudiesofwomen,gender,andsexualitylinguistics.
StudentsshouldconsulttheDirectorofUndergraduateStudiestodetermine
whetheraspecificcoursewillcountforconcentrationcreditinthiscategory.
2.Tutorials:
1.Sophomoreyear:ComparativeLiterature97.AgradeofBoraboveisrequired.
2.Junioryear:ComparativeLiterature98aand98b.GradedSAT/UNS.Agradeof
SATinbothsemestersisrequiredinordertocontinueonto
ComparativeLiterature99aand99b.
3.Senioryear:ComparativeLiterature99aand99b(thewritingoftheseniorthesis).
GradedSAT/UNS.InorderforastudenttoreceiveagradeofSATforthefirst
semesterofseniortutorial,onechapterofthethesismustbesubmittedbytheend
ofthesemesterinwhichthethesisworkisbegun.
3.Ajunioressayof5,0006,250wordsisrequiredofallstudentsinthejunioryear.
4.Aseniorthesisof11,25017,500wordsisrequiredofallconcentratorsinthesenior
year.
5.GeneralExamination:A60minuteoralexaminationattheendofthesenioryear.This
examwillincludeathesisdefense,aswellasdiscussionoftextsandtopicschosenby
thestudent.Theexaminationcommitteewillconsistofthreemembers,andwillideally
includethestudentsjuniortutorandonereaderoftheseniorthesis.
6.StudyAbroad:ComparativeLiteratureencouragesstudyabroadforonesemesterofthe
junioryear.Studentswhostudyabroadtakeonlyonetermofjuniortutorial,although
theymuststillcompletethejunioressayand14totalconcentrationcourses.

ADVISING

EachComparativeLiteratureconcentratorisassignedatutorwhoalsofunctionsasthe
studentsadviser.Inthesophomoreyear,thistutorisassignedbytheDirectorof
UndergraduateStudies,butinfollowingyearsastudentmayeitherrequestatutorfrom
amongthefacultymembersoftheDepartmentofComparativeLiteratureandtheTutorial
Boardorthestudentwillbeassignedatutor(generallyamemberoftheTutorialBoard)by
theDirectorofUndergraduateStudiesaccordingtohisorherinterests.Generally,thistutor
changesfromyeartoyearasthestudentsprogramandinterestschange.Incertaincases,
however,astudentmayrequestthesametutorformorethanoneyear.

Thedepartmentoffersavarietyofcoursesthatmightbeofinteresttofreshmenandfirst
semestersophomores,buthasnospecificcoursethatisaprerequisite.Studentswhoare
interestedintheprogrammightwishtotakeComparativeLiterature103:Groundsfor
Comparison,oranyoftheother100levelcourseslistedinComparativeLiteratureinthe
coursesearchincourses.my.harvard.edu.StudentsinterestedinComparativeLiterature
mightalsowishtotakealanguagecourseintheirlanguageofchoice,iftheywishtoimprove
theirforeignlanguagecompetency.

ForuptodateinformationonadvisinginComparativeLiterature,pleaseseetheAdvising
ProgramsOfficewebsite.

HOWTOFINDOUTMORE

FreshmeninterestedinfindingoutmoreaboutComparativeLiteratureshouldcontactDr.
SandraNaddaffbyemail(snaddaff@fas.harvard.edu)orshouldmakeanappointmenttosee
herduringofficehoursbycalling6174954186.

ForgeneralinformationcontactDr.SandraNaddaff,DirectorofUndergraduateStudiesor
Ms.IsaureMignotte,ComparativeLiteratureProgramCoordinator,atDanaPalmerHouse,
6174954186.

ENROLLMENTSTATISTICS
NumberofConcentratorsasofDecember

Concentrators 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014

Literature 48 38 41 40 39 33 26
Literature+anotherfield 1 1 2 1 2 5 4
Anotherfield+Literature 2 0 1 1 2 2 3

ComputerScience
ProfessorHarryR.Lewis,DirectorofUndergraduateStudies

Computerscienceisadynamic,versatilefield,fullofopenproblemsandopportunitiesfor
creativeinvention.Theconcentrationincomputerscienceisdesignedtoteachstudentsskills
theywilluseimmediatelyandideastheywillexploitinthefutureinwaysunimaginabletoday.
Becauseinformationtechnologyaffectseveryaspectofsociety,graduateswithcomputer
sciencedegreeshaveopentothemanenormousvarietyofcareersengineering,teaching,
medicine,law,basicscience,entertainment,management,andcountlessothers.

Computerscientistsmustknowbasicmathematics,thelinguafrancaofallthequantitative
sciencestheymustunderstandtheabstractmodelsthatdescribeuniversalcomputational
phenomenaandtheymustknowhowcomputersaredesigned,programmed,andused.
Concentrationrequirementsareintendedtoensurebalancedprogramswithemphasison
subjectsthatwillendurethroughrapidtechnologicalchange.Atthesametime,
therequirementsareflexibleandpermitstudentstochoosecoursesthatreflecttheir
individualinterests.
Studentsareadvisedtoobtaintheneededmathematicalbackgroundearlyintheircareers.
ComputerScience50servesastheintroductorycourseincomputerscienceideally
prospectiveconcentratorswilltakethiscoursefreshmanyear,butitisquitepossibletotake
ComputerScience50duringthesophomoreyearandstillcompletethehonorseligible
program.TheComputerScienceconcentrationisadministeredbythePaulsonSchoolof
EngineeringandAppliedSciences,anditisparticularlyeasytomoveintoComputerScience
fromtheotherSEASconcentrationsAppliedMathematicsandareasofEngineering.

REQUIREMENTS

TherearefourtypesofconcentrationsinComputerScience:Basicconcentration,Honors
Concentration,JointConcentration,andtheMind,Brain,BehaviortrackoftheComputer
Scienceconcentration.

Thenumberofcreditsrequiredforeachdegreedependsonthestudentsmathematics
placement.Therangesgivenheredependonwhetherthestudentstartsmathematicsatthe
Mathematics1a,Mathematics1b,orMathematics21alevel.(Withgoodplanningitisalso
possibletoearnaComputerSciencedegreestartingwithMathematicsMa.)Forexample,a
basicconcentrationrequires48credits(12courses),ofwhichMathematics1aand/or
Mathematics1bcanbewaived,dependingonplacement,toreducethenumberto44or40
credits(11or10courses).Nostudentmayreduceconcentrationrequirementsbyomitting
othercourses:anyrequiredcoursenottakenmustbereplacedbyasimilarcourseatamore
advancedlevel.

Thefourconcentrationoptionsshareacommonrequirementstructure,whichispart
RequiredandpartElective.

Required

Basicmathematics
Basicsoftware
Theory

Elective

Thebreadthrequirement
Otherelectives

BasicRequirements:1012courses(4048credits)

1.Requiredcourses:
1.Basicmathematics(24courses):
1.Mathematics1aandMathematics1b,ifneededaspreparation.
2.Multivariablecalculus:Mathematics21a,AppliedMathematics21a,
Mathematics23b,Mathematics25b,orMathematics55b.
3.Linearalgebra:Mathematics21b,AppliedMathematics21b,
Mathematics23a,Mathematics25a,orMathematics55a.

Inordertolimitto12themaximumnumberofcoursesrequiredfora
basicconcentration,astudentwhotakesallthreeofComputer
Science20andMathematics1aandMathematics1bisnotrequiredto
takeMathematics21a(orequivalent).(Mathematics21borits
equivalentisrequired,butdoesnothave21aasaprerequisite.)

Studentsusuallytaketwocourseswiththesamenumberinthenatural
sequence,butanycombinationispermitted,aslongasitincludesboth
amultivariablecalculusandalinearalgebracourse.Forexample,it
wouldbeappropriatetotakeMathematics23aandMathematics21a,
butitwouldnotbeappropriatetotakeMathematics21aandApplied
Mathematics21a.Studentswhofeeltheyhavebackgroundequivalent
toMathematics21aand/orMathematics21bpriortomatriculationmay,
withpriorconsultation,substitutemoreadvancedanalysisand/or
algebracourses,respectively.
2.Basicsoftware(2courses):Twooutofthefollowingthreecourses:Computer
Science50,ComputerScience51,andComputerScience61.SinceComputer
Science50isaprerequisiteforbothComputerScience51andComputerScience
61,studentswhoskipComputerScience50musttakebothComputerScience51
andComputerScience61.StudentswhotakeComputerScience50needtake
onlyoneortheother.
3.Theory(2courses):ComputerScience121andanyoneadditionaltheorycourse,
includingComputerSciencecoursesnumberedinthe120sand220s.Applied
Mathematics106,andAppliedMathematics107.
4.Technicalelectives(4courses):Coursesmaybedrawnfromthefollowinglist:

ComputerSciencecoursesnumberedgreaterthan50(including91r).A
studentwhotakesallthreeofComputerScience50,ComputerScience51,
andComputerScience61maycounteitherComputerScience51or
ComputerScience61asatechnicalelective.
Statistics110
Mathematics154
AppliedMathematics106,107,120,and121
EngineeringSciences50(oranyonemoreadvancedelectricalengineering
course)
ManybutnotallMITCourse6coursescanbeusedastechnical
electives.ConsulttheDUSbeforeenrolling.

BreadthRequirement:Inordertoensurebreadthintheprogramtwoofthe
fourtechnicalelectivesmustbeComputerSciencecoursesfromdifferent
coursegroupings,identifiedbythepenultimatedigitofthecoursenumber.
Forexample,ComputerScience61andComputerScience165have
penultimatedigit6.

3:EconomicsandComputation
4:HardwareandNetworks
5:ProgrammingLanguages
6:Systems
7:Graphics,Visualization,andUserInterfaces
8:ArtificialIntelligence

Notethattheorycourses(penultimatedigit2)donotcounttowardthe
breadthrequirement.

ComputerSciencecourseswithpenultimatedigit0,1,and2arevalid
technicalelectives,butdonotcontributetothebreadthrequirement.
However,noComputerSciencecoursenumberedlessthan20maybeused
inaconcentrationprogram,andComputerScience20onlyinhonors
programs.

2.Tutorial:Optional.AvailableasComputerScience91r.Thiscourseisrepeatable,but
maybetakenatmosttwiceforacademiccredit,andonlyonesemesterofComputer
Science91rmaybecountedtowardconcentrationrequirements.Studentswishingto
enrollinComputerScience91rmustfileaprojectproposaltobesignedbythestudent
andthefacultysupervisorandapprovedbytheDirectorofUndergraduateStudies.
3.Thesis:None.
4.GeneralExamination:None.
5.Otherinformation:
1.Approvedcourses:WiththeapprovaloftheDirectorofUndergraduateStudies,
coursesotherthanthoselistedabovemaybeusedtosatisfyrequirements.
Statistics121willbetreatedasequivalenttoComputerScience109.Tosatisfy
anyoftherequirements1A,1B,or1C,asubstitutedcoursemustbeinthesame
areaofmathematicsorcomputersciencebutmoreadvancedthanthestipulated
course.Studentsmustsecureadvanceapprovalforcoursesubstitutionsbyfilinga
PlanofStudytobeapprovedbytheDirectorofUndergraduateStudies.
2.Pass/FailandSat/Unsat:Noneofthecoursesusedtosatisfyconcentration
requirementsmaybetakenPass/Fail.WhileComputerScience50willcountfor
concentrationcreditifitistakenforagradeofSAT,studentsintendingto
concentrateincomputerscienceshouldtakethecourseforalettergrade.
3.Creditforpriorwork:Nocreditforpriorworkistypicallygiven,thoughstudents
withstrongcomputerprogrammingbackgroundmaybeabletoreplaceComputer
Science50withamoreadvancedsoftwarecourse.
4.Plansofstudy:ConcentratorsmustfileaPlanofStudyshowinghowtheyintendto
satisfythesedegreerequirements,andkeeptheirplanofstudyuptodateuntil
theirprogramiscomplete.Iftheplanisacceptable,thestudentwillbenotifiedthat
ithasbeenapproved.Topetitionforanexceptiontoanyrule,thestudentshould
fileanewplanofstudyandnotifytheDirectorofUndergraduateStudiesofthe
rationaleforanyexceptionalconditions.Approvalofaplanofstudyisthe
studentsguaranteethatagivensetofcourseswillsatisfydegreerequirements.

RequirementsforHonorsEligibility:1214courses(4856credits)

1.Requiredcourses:
1.Basicmathematics(24courses):SameasBasicRequirements.Note:forthe
Honorsrequirements,studentswhostartwithMathematics1amaynotreplace
Mathematics21awithComputerScience20.
2.Basicsoftware(2courses):SameasBasicRequirements.
3.Theory(2courses):SameasBasicRequirements.
4.Technicalelectives(6courses):Coursesmaybedrawnfromthefollowinglist:

ComputerSciencecoursesnumberedgreaterthan50(including91r).Note
thatastudentwhotakesallthreeofComputerScience50,Computer
Science51,andComputerScience61maycounteitherComputerScience
51orComputerScience61asatechnicalelective.
Statistics110
Mathematics154
AppliedMathematics106,107,120,and121
EngineeringSciences50(oranyonemoreadvancedelectricalengineering
course)
ManybutnotallMITCourse6coursescanbeusedastechnical
electives.ConsulttheDUSbeforeenrolling.

BreadthRequirement:

Inordertoensurebreadthintheprogram,threeofthesixtechnicalelectivesmust
beComputerSciencecoursesfromdifferentcoursegroupingsidentifiedbythe
penultimatedigitofthecoursenumber.Forexample,ComputerScience61and
ComputerScience165bothhavepenultimatedigit6.

3:EconomicsandComputation
4:HardwareandNetworks
5:ProgrammingLanguages
6:Systems
7:Graphics,Visualization,andUserInterfaces
8:ArtificialIntelligence

Notethattheorycourses(penultimatedigit2)donotcounttowardthebreadth
requirement.

ComputerSciencecourseswithpenultimatedigit0,1,and2arevalidtechnical
electives,butdonotcontributetothebreadthrequirement.However,noComputer
Sciencecoursenumberedlessthan20maybeusedinaconcentrationprogram,
andComputerScience20onlyinhonorsprograms.

2.Tutorial:SameasBasicRequirements.
3.Thesis:Optionalbutencouraged.Seehonorsrequirements.Studentswritingthesesare
oftenenrolledinComputerScience91r.Thiscourseisrepeatable,butmaybetakenat
mosttwiceforacademiccredit,andonlyonesemesterofComputerScience91rmaybe
countedtowardconcentrationrequirements.StudentswishingtoenrollinComputer
Science91rmustfileaprojectproposaltobesignedbythestudentandthefaculty
supervisorandapprovedbytheDirectorofUndergraduateStudies.
4.GeneralExamination:None.
5.Otherinformation:
1.Approvedcourses.SameasBasicRequirements.
2.Pass/FailandSat/Unsat:SameasBasicRequirements.
3.Creditforpriorwork:SameasBasicRequirements.
4.PlansofStudy:SameasBasicRequirements.

RequirementsforJointConcentrations:3644creditsforCSfield(911coursesforCS
field)

Jointconcentrationswithcertainotherfieldsarepossible.Thisoptionisintendedforstudents
whohaveinterestsintheintersectionoftwofields,notsimplyinthetwofieldsindependently
forexample,acombinedconcentrationincomputerscienceandlinguisticsmightbe
appropriateforastudentwithaspecialinterestincomputationallinguistics.Course
requirementsarethesameasfortheRequirementsforHonorsEligibility,exceptthatupto
threetechnicalelectivesmaybereplacedbycoursesintheotherfield,andComputer
Science91rmaybeusedtofulfillthebreadthrequirement.Suchcoursesmayalsobedouble
countedtowardstherequirementsoftheotherfield.Jointconcentrationsarenotdouble
majors.Jointconcentratorsshouldbeinterestedintheoverlapbetweentwofields,notsimply
inboth.Athesisintheintersectionofthefieldsisrequiredforjointconcentrators,readby
bothconcentrations.Thestudentistypicallyawardedtheminimumhonorsrecommendedby
thetwoconcentrationsseparately.Studentsinterestedincombinedprogramsshouldconsult
theDirectorofUndergraduateStudiesatanearlydate.Studentswithseparateinterestsin
morethanonefieldshouldconsiderasecondaryratherthanajointconcentration,orsimply
usingsomeoftheirelectivestostudyoneofthefields.

TheMind,Brain,andBehaviorProgram

Studentsinterestedinaddressingquestionsofneuroscienceandcognitionfromthe
perspectiveofcomputersciencemaypursueaspecialprogramofstudyaffiliatedwiththe
UniversitywideMind,Brain,andBehaviorInitiative,thatallowsthemtoparticipateinavariety
ofrelatedactivities.(SimilarprogramsareavailablethroughtheAnthropology,Historyand
Science,HumanEvolutionaryBiology,Linguistics,Neurobiology,Philosophy,andPsychology
concentrations.)Requirementsforthishonorsonlyprogramarebasedonthoseofthe
computerscienceRequirementsforHonorsEligibility,exceptthat:
Statistics110orComputerScience124replacesthesecondtheorycourse.Statistics
110isanoptionforthetheoryrequirementonlyintheMBBtrack.
Initem1d,thesixcoursescomprise:
MCB80,
oneapprovedbiologyorpsychologycourse,
anapprovedMBBjuniortutorial,
ComputerScience181or182,
andtwocoursesfromdifferentcoursegroupings,identifiedbythe
penultimatedigitofthecoursenumber(3,4,5,6,7,8).Computer
Science91rmayalsobeusedtosatisfythebreadthrequirement.(SLS
20isnotanapprovedcoursefortheComputerScienceMBBtrack.)
Initem3,acomputationallyorientedthesisonaMind,Brain,andBehaviorrelatedtopic
isrequired.StudentspursuingthesisresearchmaywanttoenrollinComputerScience
91runderitem1d.

StudentspursuingtheMind,Brain,andBehaviortrackareassignedanadviserinthefield
andareexpectedtoparticipateintheUniversitywideMind,Brain,andBehaviorresearch
milieu,includinganoncreditsenioryearseminarforMind,Brain,andBehaviorthesiswriters.
ToparticipateintheMBBtrack,studentsmustbothcompletetheComputerScience
concentrationPlanofStudyandregisteratthebeginningofeveryacademicyearontheMBB
website.InterestedstudentsshouldcontacttheComputerScienceliaisontotheMBB
program,ProfessorStuartShieber(shieber@seas.harvard.edu).

ADVISING

StudentsinterestedinconcentratinginComputerScienceareurgedtoconsulttheDirectorof
UndergraduateStudiesearlyandoftenforadviceonplacementincoursesandselection
amongcourses.TheDirectorofUndergraduateStudiesishappytotalkwithfreshmenand
sophomoresabouttheirPlansofStudyandtoanswerquestions.Whenastudententersthe
concentrationmidwaythroughthesophomoreyear,theDirectorofUndergraduateStudies
assignsaprofessortoserveasthestudentsfacultyadviser.Everyeffortismadetomatch
thestudentsspecialintereststotheexpertiseoftheadviser.Studentsshouldconsulttheir
advisersregularly,certainlyatthebeginningofeachterm.Whenafacultyadviserisonleave,
thestudentistemporarilyreassignedtoanewadviser.Studentsdesiringachangeofadviser
foranyreasonshouldcontacttheDirectorofUndergraduateStudies.TheDirectorof
UndergraduateStudiesisalsoavailabletodiscussproblemsorquestionsofanykindwith
studentsintheconcentration.

HOWTOFINDOUTMORE

StudentsinterestedincomputerscienceareinvitedtojointhemailinglistfortheComputer
ScienceNewsletter,whichcarriesannouncementsofnewcourses,colloquia,joband
internshipopportunities,andavarietyofgettogethersfortheHarvardcomputerscience
community.Informationaboutthenewsletterandothercommunityresourcescanbefound
ontheComputerSciencewebsite.

Forfurtherinformation,studentsshouldconsulttheDirectorofUndergraduateStudies,Harry
R.Lewis(csdus@seas.harvard.edu).

ENROLLMENTSTATISTICS
NumberofConcentratorsasofDecember

Concentrators 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014

ComputerScience 86 86 99 143 198 253 263


ComputerScience+anotherfield 4 7 10 13 17 22 32
Anotherfield+ComputerScience 4 8 10 15 7 18 21

EarthandPlanetarySciences
ProfessorJerryMitrovica,CoHeadTutor
ProfessorFrancisMacdonald,CoHeadTutor

HarvardoffersoutstandingopportunitiesforstudentswhowishtopursuestudiesinEarthand
PlanetarySciences(EPS).Thefieldencompassesabroadrangeofsciencedisciplines,
technology,andapplicationstoenvironmentalandeconomicendeavors.StudiesoftheEarth
involvestudentsinthedevelopmentandapplicationofnewtoolsandtechnologiessuchas
spaceprobesandsophisticatedinstruments,aswellasfieldworkinremoteandchallenging
settings.

TheseareintellectuallyexcitingtimesfortheEarthandplanetarysciences,whichareof
unprecedentedimportancetocontemporarysociety.Ourenvironmentisincreasinglysubject
tostressesplaceduponit.Asneverbefore,wemustunderstandtheconsequencesofhuman
activitiesfortheEarthsatmosphere,theoceans,thesolidEarth,andtheorganismsthatlive
onit.Exploringfor,extracting,andconservingnaturalresourcesarevitaltotheglobalpolitical
economy.Wemustmitigatetheilleffectsofearthquakes,landslides,volcaniceruptions,and
severeweatherbylearningtopredicttheirtimeandplace.

BecausetheEarthsnaturalsystems(atmosphere,ocean,biosphere,solidearth)are
interconnected,thetrainingofEarthscientistsbroadlyspanstheboundariesbetweenbiology,
chemistry,engineering,physics,mathematics,andtheEarthsciencesthemselves.This
intellectualbreadthisnotalwayspossibletoacquireinapurescienceprogram.The
departmenttrainsstudentsrigorouslyinthebasicsciences,typicallyinthesamefoundational
coursesasstudentsinAstrophysics,Chemistry,EngineeringSciences,andPhysics.These
foundationalcoursesarefollowedbyupperlevelcoursesthatfocusondisciplineswithin
Earthandplanetaryscience.WithintheEPSdepartmentstudentsmayfocusonatmospheric
andoceanscience,energyandclimate,environmentalgeoscience,geobiology,geochemistry,
geologicalscience,planetarysciences,andsolidearthgeophysics.

Alternatively,manystudentschoosetotakecoursesacrossthesedisciplines.Allstudentsare
encouragedtoparticipateindepartmentsponsoredfieldexperiences.Manystudents
completetheirstudieswithaseniorthesisthataffordstheopportunitytodooriginalresearch
undertheguidanceofdepartmentfaculty,ofteninvolvingfieldworkorstudiesoforiginaldata
orsamples.

CareeropportunitiesinEarthandplanetarysciencesarediverse,spanningtheprivate,
government,andacademicsectors.Governmentserviceincludesresearchand
administrationinNASA,theNationalOceanographicandAtmosphericAgency,theUS
GeologicalSurvey,theEnvironmentalProtectionAgency,andmanyotheragenciesand
departments.Earthscientistsworkinanddirectanumberofoilandmineralexplorationand
productioncompanies.Therealsoareabundantopportunitiesintheacademicworld.Many
opportunitiescontinuetogrowforentrepreneurswhobuildcompaniesspecializingin
resources,naturalhazards,wasterepositoriesandcleanup,andenvironmentalimpact.In
additiontoscientificcareerpaths,anundergraduatedegreeinEarthandPlanetarySciences
isanexcellentbackgroundforcontinuingstudyinlaw,business,publicadministration,and
medicine.

Theresearchenvironmentofthedepartmentisanunparalleledresourceforundergraduate
education.Concentratorsmayworkwithfacultyandgraduatestudentsonmajorresearch
projectsasaresearchorfieldassistant,inthecontextofcoursework,oraspartofan
undergraduateresearchproject.Classsizesaresmallandstudentprofessorcontactis
frequentandinformal.Eachgraduatingseniorbecomespersonallyacquaintedwithnumerous
facultymembersinthedepartment.Writingaseniorthesis,whichmaybebasedonfield,
laboratory,ortheoreticalresearch,providesstudentswiththeopportunitytoexplorebeyond
theelementarylevelinoneormoreofthesubspecialtiesofEarthandplanetarysciences.

REQUIREMENTS
Requirements:14courses(56credits)

1.Requiredcourses:
1.FoundationalEPScourses:EPS21and22(2courses).
2.Physics:(23courses):Optionsiandiiarepreferred.
1.PhysicalSciences12aand12b(formerlyPhysics11aand11b)
or
2.Physics15a,15b,and15c
or
3.AppliedPhysics50aand50b
or
4.PhysicalSciences2and3.
3.Chemistry:(12courses)
1.PhysicalSciences10and11
or
2.PhysicalSciences1(orapprovedequivalent)andoneadditional
courseinChemistry
or
3.OnecourseatthelevelofChemistry17orhigher,orEngineering
Sciences164.
4.MathematicsthroughoraboveAppliedMathematics21aand21borMathematics
21aand21b(2courses).
5.FouradditionalcoursesinEPS,atleastthreeofwhichmustbenumbered99or
above.
6.AdditionalcoursesinEPSorinrelatedfieldstocompletetherequirementofat
least14courses(ordinarily13courses).
2.Honorseligibility:EPS99r,SeniorThesisTutorial.Studentsmustcompleteatleastone
termofEPS99rtobeeligibleforhonors.EPS99rmustbetakenforalettergrade.One
semesterofEPS99rwillcounttowardconcentrationcreditin1af.Anoralpresentation
ofthethesisisrequired.
3.Tutorial:Required.(Generallytakeninthesophomoreyear.Noncredit.)
4.Thesis:Optionalforbasicconcentrationrequiredfordepartmental(English)honors.
5.GeneralExamination:None.
6.Substitutions:Advancedplacementmaybeusedtoallowstudentstocompletehigher
levelcoursesunder1b1dbutaminimumoftwophysics,onechemistry,andtwo
mathematicscoursesmustbecompletedtosatisfyconcentrationrequirements.
Studentsinterestedinsubstitutingacourseinplaceoftheaboverequirementsshould
consulttheirEPSconcentrationadviserandsubmitapetitiontotheCoheadTutors.
7.Otherinformation:
1.NoneofthecoursesrequiredforconcentratorsmaybetakenPass/FailandCis
normallytheminimumacceptablegrade.
2.StudentsmustcompletethetwointroductorycoursesEPS21and22bytheend
oftheirfirstyearintheconcentration(ordinarilynolaterthanthefirstsemesterof
thejunioryear).
3.SelectedsciencecoursesintheGeneralEducationcurriculum,iftakenbeforeany
EPScourse,willcountfortheconcentrationundercategory1aabove.Onlyone
suchcoursemaycount.
SPU12:NaturalDisastersmaysubstituteforEPS21
SPU14:HowtoBuildaHabitablePlanetmaysubstituteforEPS
21
SPU25:Energy:Perspectives,ProblemsandProspectsmay
substituteforEPS22
SPU29:ClimateEnergyChallengemaysubstituteforEPS22
SPU30:LifeasaPlanetaryPhenomenonmaysubstituteforEPS
21
SPU31:EnergyResourcesandtheEnvironmentmaysubstitute
forEPS21
4.Studentsarestronglyencouragedtoconsultwithafacultyadviserduring
freshmanyeartoplanappropriatechoicesofcourseworkinmath,chemistry,and
physics.
5.Relatedfields:IncludesmostdepartmentalcoursesofferedinApplied
Mathematics,Astronomy,Chemistry,ComputerScience,EngineeringSciences,
EnvironmentalScienceandPublicPolicy,Mathematics,Organismicand
EvolutionaryBiology,Physics,andStatisticswhichcounttowardstherespective
concentrationrequirements.CoursesofferedthroughtheGeneralEducation
programarenotadmissiblefortherelatedfieldrequirement,exceptasnoted
abovein7c.
6.MathMa,1a,1bLifeSciences1a,1bandLifeandPhysicalSciences
Anormallydonotcounttowardconcentrationcredit.
7.ThematicPlanofStudy:Studentsmustdiscussanddevelopindividualplansof
studytogetherwiththeirconcentrationadviser.Studentsarestronglyencouraged
tofocustheirdepartmentalcourseworkinathematicsubfield(atmosphericand
oceanscience,energyandclimate,environmentalgeoscience,geobiology,
geochemistry,geology,planetarysciences,orsolidearthgeophysics).
8.SummerSchool/StudyAbroad:Coursesfromstudyabroad,HarvardSummer
School,orotherHarvardschoolsmaycounttowardconcentrationcreditif
approvedbytheEPSUndergraduateCommitteepriortothestudentsenrollment
inthesecourses.Studentsmustpetitionforsuchcreditbycontactingthe
AcademicAdministrator.FreshmanSeminarsnormallydonotcountfor
concentrationcredit.
9.FreshmanSeminars:FreshmanSeminarsordinarilydonotcountforconcentration
creditbecausetheyareSat/Unsatcourses.
10.FieldTrips:AnimportantaspectoftheEPSconcentrationisparticipationinfield
tripsand/orsummerandJanuaryfieldcamps,supportedbythedepartment.

JointConcentrationRequirements:11courses(44credits)

1.RequiredCourses:
1.FoundationalEPScourses(2courses):EPS21andEPS22.
2.Physics(23courses):Optionsiandiiarepreferred:
1.PhysicalSciences12aand12b(formerlyPhysics11aand11b)
or
2.Physics15a,15b,and15c
or
3.AppliedPhysics50aand50b
or
4.PhysicalSciences2and3.
3.Chemistry:(12courses)
1.PhysicalSciences10and11
or
2.PhysicalSciences1a(orapprovedequivalent)andoneadditional
courseinChemistry
or
3.OnecourseatthelevelofChemistry17orhigher,orEngineering
Sciences164.
4.MathematicsthroughoraboveAppliedMathematics21aand21b,orMathematics
21aand21b(2courses).
5.ThreeadditionalcoursesinEPS,atleasttwoofwhichmustbenumbered99or
above.
6.FurthercoursesinEPSorinrelatedfieldstocompletetherequirementofatleast
11courses(01courses).
2.Honorseligibility:EPS99r:SeniorThesisTutorial,orsimilarcourseinthestudents
otherconcentration.Studentsmustcompleteatleastonetermaspartofthejoint
concentration.EPS99rmustbetakenforalettergrade.OnesemesterofEPS99rwill
counttowardconcentrationcreditin1af.Anoralpresentationofthethesisisrequired.
3.Tutorial:Required.(Generallytakeninthefirstyearofdeclaring.Noncredit.)
4.Thesis:Required.Anoralpresentationofthethesisisrequired.AnEPSfacultymember
mustserveasathesisreader.
5.GeneralExamination:None.
6.Substitutions:Advancedplacementmaybeusedtoallowstudentstocompletehigher
levelcoursesunder1b1dbutaminimumoftwophysics,onechemistry,andtwo
mathematicscoursesmustbecompletedtosatisfyconcentrationrequirements.
Studentsinterestedinsubstitutingacourseinplaceoftheaboverequirementsshould
consulttheirEPSconcentrationadviserandsubmitapetitiontotheCoheadTutors.
7.Otherinformation:SameasConcentrationRequirements.

ADVISING

Atthebeginningofthefirsttermofconcentrationeachstudentisassignedafacultyadviser.
Studentsnormallycontinuewiththesameadviserthroughouttheirconcentration,although
advisersmaybechangeduponstudentrequest.Forstudentswritingathesis,thesenior
thesisadviserwillalsoactasanadditionalconcentrationadviser.Studentsshouldmeet
individuallywiththeiradvisersatleastonceeachtermtodiscusscourseselectionsandother
academicmatters.StudentsmayalsoseekadvicefromtheCoheadTutorsatanytime.
Studentsseekingadditionaladvisingaboutcourseoptionsinchemistryareencouragedto
speakwithProfessorAnnPearson(HoffmanG13,3848392pearson@eps.harvard.edu).

ForuptodateinformationonadvisinginEarthandPlanetarySciences,pleasesee
theAdvisingProgramsOfficewebsite.

RESOURCES

TheDepartmentofEarthandPlanetarySciencesishousedpartlyintheHoffmanLaboratory
ofExperimentalGeology,whichisdirectlyconnectedwithdepartmentclassroomsandoffices
intheGeologicalMuseumonOxfordStreet.Physicaloceanographyandsomeofthe
atmosphericsciencesarehousedinPierceHall,justacrossOxfordStreetfromHoffman
Laboratory.BiologicaloceanographyandpaleontologyarehousedintheGeologicalMuseum,
withdirectconnectionthroughthemuseumtothepartsofthedepartmentlocatedinHoffman
Laboratory.

HOWTOFINDOUTMORE

Allessentialinformationabouttheconcentrationisincludedhereorinthe"Earthand
PlanetarySciences"sectionofCoursesofInstruction.Additionalinformationmaybeobtained
fromthedepartmentsAcademicOffice,onthefourthfloorofHoffmanLaboratory,orfromthe
CoheadTutors,oronourwebsite.OutsideoftheAcademicOffice,Hoffman4thfloor,isa
bulletinboardthatcontainsmanynoticesofjobopportunities,lectures,fellowships,andother
mattersofinterest.

CoHeadTutorProfessorJerryMitrovica,GeologicalMuseum203B,617496
2732,jxm@eps.harvard.edu
CoHeadTutorProfessorFrancisMacdonald,GeologicalMuseum204C,617496
2236,fmacdon@fas.harvard.edu

AcademicAdministratorChenowethMoffatt,HoffmanLaboratoryRoom402,617384
9760,moffatt@eps.harvard.edu.

ENROLLMENTSTATISTICS
NumberofConcentratorsasofDecember

Concentrators 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014

EarthandPlanetarySciences 24 27 17 17 16 12 18
EarthandPlanetarySciences+another
4 1 1 2 3 6 5
field

Anotherfield+EarthandPlanetary
5 7 6 7 8 5 5
Sciences

EastAsianStudies
ProfessorJamesRobson,DirectorofUndergraduateStudies

TheconcentrationinEastAsianStudiesseekstodevelopacriticalunderstandingofthe
humanexperienceinEastAsia.TostudyEastAsiaistobeexposedtoaworldwithdifferent
formsofpoliticalactivityandsocialrelations,religioustraditionsofgreatdepthand
philosophicalschoolswithenduringinsights,andliteraturesofunusualrangeandpower.Itis
alsotostudyaworldthatsincethe19thcenturyhascometoshareinthedilemmasof
modernitythatweallconfront.Forsomethisinquiryprovidesachallengingandsatisfying
additiontoaliberalartseducation.Forsomeitisanopportunitytorestoreconnectionstoan
ancestralpast.Forothersitleadstograduatestudies.Andformanyothersitisthebeginning
ofaprofessionalcareerwithanEastAsiancomponent.Theprogramprovidespreparationfor
avarietyoffieldsofworkandadvancedstudyaftergraduation.Studyabroadisencouraged.

Aconcentratordevelopsskillsinalanguage,participatesinthetutorialprogram,andselects
fromarichofferingoflecturecoursesandseminars.Theprogramallowsstudentstolearn
aboutEastAsiaasawholeandalsotopursuespecializedstudyofoneormoreEastAsian
societies:China,Japan,Korea,orVietnam.Whiletherearesomecommonalitiesamongthe
manyculturesandpeoplesofEastAsia,therearealsoinnumerabledifferencesthatmark
eachoftheseculturesandpeoplesasdistinctintheirownright.Thusaprimarygoalofthe
ConcentrationinEastAsianStudiesistoexposestudentstoboththeunityandthemultiplicity
ofthisvastandcomplexregion.

Theconcentrationoffersabroadrangeofpossibilitiesforstudentsinterestedinthesocial
sciencesorthehumanities.EASfacilitatescourseworkinsocialsciences,incorporating
approachestomodernEastAsiadrawnfrompoliticalscience,sociology,anthropology,
economics,andpsychology.Studentswithaninterestinthehumanitiescanchoosetostudy
modernandpremodernEastAsiafromtheperspectivesofhistory,literature,arthistory,
culturalstudies,religion,philosophy,andfolklore.EASfacultyaredrawnfromthe
departmentsofEastAsianLanguagesandCivilizations,Anthropology,Economics,
Government,History,HistoryofArtandArchitecture,SociologytheschoolsofBusinessand
LawandtheKennedySchoolofGovernment.Thesophomoretutorialintroducesavarietyof
perspectivesfromthehumanitiesandthesocialsciences,andoffersconcentratorsaforumto
interactwithHarvardsEastAsiafaculty.Attheendofthesophomoreyear,studentstypically
decideonadisciplinaryorareafocusorchooseacomparativeperspective(involvingoneor
morethanoneareaordiscipline)inconsultationwiththeDirectorofUndergraduateStudies
andtheirassignedfacultyadvisor.JuniorstakeanEAS98offeringoranapprovedcourseto
serveastheirjuniortutorial,andmaychoosetospendthesummerinEastAsiadoing
researchorinternships.Honorscandidatesusuallyspendthesenioryearresearchingand
writingthehonorsthesis.

TheEastAsianStudiesconcentrationwelcomesjointconcentrators.Primaryconcentratorsin
anotherfieldwhoareinterestedinlanguagestudytakesixcoursesoflanguage,the
sophomoretutorial,andtwoareacourses.Thoseinterestedinareastudiestakethe
sophomoretutorialandfiveadditionalcoursesonEastAsia.PleaseconsulttheEastAsian
Studiestutorialofficefordetailedrequirements.

REQUIREMENTS
BasicRequirements:12courses(48credits)

1.Requiredcourses:
1.Language:Atleastfour,andnomorethansix,coursesinChinese,Japanese,
Korean,Mongolian,Tibetan,orVietnameseoranapprovedcombinationof
coursesinvolvingtwoEastAsianlanguages.Thelanguagerequirementismetby
attainingalevelofcompetenceequivalenttofourcoursesoflanguagestudythus
itispossiblefortherequirementtobesatisfiedinpartbyworkdoneorexperience
gainedelsewherethaninformalcourseworkatHarvard.However,studentswho
areallowedtotakefewerthanfourcoursesoflanguageduetoprevioustrainingor
knowledgearerequiredtosubstituteothercourses.Nomorethansixcoursesof
languagemaybecountedforconcentrationcredit.
2.Tutorials:Twocoursesoftutorialorcoursesdesignatedasequivalents.See2a
and2bformoreinformation.
3.AreaCourses:FourtosixnonlanguagecoursesinEastAsianorrelatedsubjects,
selectedfromthelistavailableintheundergraduateoffice.Oneofthesecourses
mustbeoneofthefollowingsurveycourses:SocietiesoftheWorld12:China:
TraditionsandTransformations,SocietiesoftheWorld13:JapaninAsiaandthe
World,SocietiesoftheWorld27:TheTwoKoreas,orKorean111.Itis
recommendedthatatleasttwoareacoursesbeupperlevelseminars.The
numberofcoursesrequireddependsonthenumberofEastAsianlanguage
coursesthatastudentchooses.Togetherthesemusttotalten,soastudentwho
choosestocountsixcoursesoflanguagerequiresfouradditionalareacourses,
andastudentwhochoosestocountfourlanguagecoursesrequiressixarea
courses.
2.Tutorials:
1.EastAsianStudies97ab:SophomoreTutorial(maybetakeninsophomoreor
junioryear).
2.EastAsianStudies98:JuniorTutorial.WithpermissionoftheDirectorof
UndergraduateStudies,anapprovedreplacementcoursemaybesubstitutedfor
EAS98.
3.Thesis:None.
4.GeneralExamination:None.
5.Otherinformation:CoursescountedforconcentrationcreditmaynotbetakenPass/Fail,
exceptbyspecialpetition.EAS97abmaynotbetakenPass/Fail.GeneralEducation
classesonEastAsiacanbecountedforconcentrationcredit.Contentcoursestaughtin
anEastAsianlanguagecancounttowardthelanguageorareacourserequirement.A
contentcoursetaughtinanEastAsianlanguagemayalsocountasajuniortutorial
replacementcoursewiththewrittenpermissionoftheDirectorofUndergraduate
Studies.OneHumanitiesFrameworkscoursemaycounttowardsEASareacredit.

RequirementsforHonorsEligibility:13courses(52credits)

1.Requiredcourses:
1.Language:FourcoursesinChinese,Japanese,Korean,Mongolian,Tibetan,or
Vietnamese,oranapprovedcombinationofcoursesinvolvingtwoEastAsian
languages(seeBasicRequirements,item1a).
2.Tutorials:Fourcoursesoftutorialorcoursesdesignatedasequivalents.See2for
moreinformation.
3.AreaCourses:ThreetofivecoursesselectedfromamongEastAsianorrelated
subjects(seeitem1cofBasicRequirements),includinglanguagecourses
beyondBasicRequirements.Thenumberofcoursesrequireddependsonthe
numberofEastAsianlanguagecoursesthatastudentchooses.Together,these
musttotalnine,soastudentwhochoosestocountsixcoursesoflanguage
requiresthreeadditionalareacourses,andastudentwhochoosestocountfour
languagecoursesrequiresfiveareacourses.
2.Tutorials:SameasBasicRequirements.Plus:Senioryear:EastAsianStudies99(two
terms),preparationofthesis,required.Lettergraded.Theseniortutorialconsistsof
weeklymeetingswiththegraduatestudentadviserandregular(usuallybiweekly)
meetingswiththefacultyadviser.Therearealsoperiodicmeetingswithotherseniors
writingtheses.EAS99countstowardscourserequirements.
3.Thesis:Requiredofallhonorscandidates.
4.GeneralExamination:None.
5.Otherinformation:CoursescountedforconcentrationcreditmaynotbetakenPass/Fail,
exceptbyspecialpetition.EAS97abmaynotbetakenPass/Fail.GeneralEducation
classesonEastAsiacanbecountedforconcentrationcredit.Contentcoursestaughtin
anEastAsianlanguagecancounttowardthelanguageorareacourserequirement.A
contentcoursetaughtinanEastAsianlanguagemayalsocountasajuniortutorial
replacementcoursewiththewrittenpermissionoftheDirectorofUndergraduate
Studies.OneHumanitiesFrameworkscoursemaycounttowardsEASareacredit.

JointConcentrationinEastAsianHistory

StudentswhoseinterestinEastAsiancivilizationisprimarilyhistoricalshouldconsider
concentratinginEastAsianHistory.EastAsianHistoryisajointconcentrationcosponsored
bytheHistoryDepartmentandtheEastAsianStudiesconcentration.Itaimstotake
advantageofthestrengthsofbothconcentrations.Thegoaloftheprogramistointroduce
studentstothecraftofhistoricalstudythewayshistoriansmakesenseofthepast,andthe
skillsofhistoricalanalysis,writing,andresearchaswellastopromoteacritical
understandingofthehistoricalexperienceofEastAsiansocieties.Inadditiontoindepth
languagestudyandsubstantialcourseworkinthehistoryofEastAsia,studentsenrollingin
thisconcentrationwilldoonehalfoftheirtutorialworkintheHistoryDepartmentandtheother
halfintheEastAsianStudiesconcentration.ThesophomoretutorialinHistoryintroduces
studentstotheanalysisofhistoricalwritinginvariousgenres,whiletheEASsophomore
tutorialintroducesthehistory,literatureandintellectualtraditionsofChina,Japan,andKorea.
BytakingaHistorydepartmentresearchseminaroranEALCresearchseminar,studentsare
introducedtomethodsofhistoricalresearchandwritingandhavetheopportunitytoconduct
indepthresearchprojects.Inthesenioryear,jointconcentratorswillworkwithanappropriate
facultyadviserandgraduatestudenttutortowriteathesis,anoriginalworkinsomeaspectof
EastAsianhistory.

ADVISING

AllconcentratorsmeetindividuallywiththeDirectorofUndergraduateStudiesandthe
AssistantDirectorofUndergraduateStudiesduringthefirstweekofeachterm.Atother
times,studentsarewelcometodropinduringofficehoursasoftenasisdesiredornecessary.
Attheendofthesophomoreyear,studentsconsultwiththeDirectorofUndergraduate
StudiesandtheAssistantDirectorofUndergraduateStudiesregardingtheirchoiceof
disciplinaryandareafocus.Studentsarealsoencouragedtomakeappointmentstomeetwith
theDirectorofUndergraduateStudies,theAssistantDirectorofUndergraduateStudies,and
facultyadviserortocometotheirofficehours.

ForuptodateinformationonadvisinginEastAsianStudies,pleaseseetheAdvising
ProgramsOfficewebsite.

RESOURCES

StudentsofEastAsiaatHarvard,inwhateverprogram,benefitfromanumberofunusual
resources.AmongthesearethemagnificentcollectionsoftheHarvardYenchingLibrarythe
Chinesecollectionisperhapsthemostcomprehensiveintheworld,whilethoseonJapanand
Koreaalsoareimposing.TheHarvardYenchingInstitute,inadditiontoitssupportofthe
library,operatesprogramsthatbringyoungerEastAsianscholarsandgraduatestudentsto
Harvard.TheFairbankCenterforEastAsianResearchandtheReischauerInstituteof
JapaneseStudiesalsohaveanumberofscholarsonEastAsiainresidenceannually,and
sponsorworkshopsandotherenrichingactivities.Harvard,moreover,sponsorscertainstudy
programsabroad,andtheexistenceoftheseandotheropportunitieshasledtoanincreasing
numberofstudentsspendingoneoftheirundergraduateyearsinEastAsia.

HOWTOFINDOUTMORE

FreshmenorsophomoresinterestedinconcentratingonEastAsiashouldcontacttheDirector
ofUndergraduateStudies,JamesRobson,ortheCoordinatorforEAS,NicoleEscolas.They
canalsostopbytheEASofficeat9KirklandPlaceduringofficehours,cometotheoffice
hoursoftheDirectorofUndergraduateStudiesandtheAssistantDirectorofUndergraduate
Studies,ormakeappointmentswiththem.Acopyofourbrochure,EastAsianStudiesat
HarvardUniversity,AGuideforUndergraduatesisavailableontheEASwebsite.More
informationcanbeobtainedbyemailingeas@fas.harvard.eduorcalling6174958365.

ENROLLMENTSTATISTICS
NumberofConcentratorsasofDecember

Concentrators 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014


EastAsianStudies 40 32 31 41 46 39 28

EastAsianStudies+anotherfield 1 0 2 2 3 3 7
Anotherfield+EastAsianStudies 13 5 6 11 12 14 15

Economics
ProfessorJeffreyMiron,DirectorofUndergraduateStudies

Economicsisasocialsciencethatisatoncebroadinitssubjectmatterandunifiedinits
approachtounderstandingthesocialworld.Aneconomicanalysisbeginsfromthepremise
thatindividualshavegoalsandthattheypursuethosegoalsasbesttheycan.Economics
studiesthebehaviorofsocialsystemssuchasmarkets,corporations,legislatures,and
familiesastheoutcomeofinteractionsthroughinstitutionsbetweengoaldirected
individuals.Ultimately,economistsmakepolicyrecommendationsthattheybelievewillmake
peoplebetteroff.

Traditionally,economicshasfocusedonunderstandingprices,competitivemarkets,andthe
interactionsbetweenmarkets.Importanttopicssuchasmonopoliesandantitrust,income
inequality,economicgrowth,andthebusinesscyclecontinuetobecentralareasofinquiryin
economics.Recently,though,thesubjectmatterofeconomicshasbroadenedsothat
economiststodayaddressaremarkablevarietyofsocialsciencequestions.Willschool
vouchersimprovethequalityofeducation?Dopoliticiansmanipulatethebusinesscycle?
Whatsortoflegalregimebestpromoteseconomicdevelopment?Whydocitieshave
ghettos?Whatcanbedoneaboutgradeinflation?Whydopeopleprocrastinateinsavingfor
retirementorindoingtheirhomework?

Economicstodayisascientificdiscipline.Bringingtheirparticularperspectivetothequestions
ofsocialscience,economistsformulatetheoriesandcollectevidencetotestthesetheories
againstalternativeideas.Doingeconomicresearchinvolvesaskingquestionsaboutthe
socialworldandaddressingthosequestionswithdataandclearheadedlogic,employing
mathematicalandstatisticaltoolswheneverpossibletoaidtheanalysis.

Anundergraduateeducationineconomicsfocusesonlearningtoanalyzetheworldinterms
oftradeoffsandincentivesthatis,tothinklikeaneconomist.Studentsconcentratingin
economicsbegin,ordinarily,intheirfreshmanyear,withEconomics10aand10b,the
introductorycoursesineconomics.Becausemarginalconditionsholdacentralplaceamong
economists'analyticaltools,prospectiveeconomicsconcentratorsarerequiredtocomplete
mathatthelevelofMath1a.Studentswhohavealreadymetthisrequirementmaychooseto
continuetheirstudyofmathematicsinordertoprepareforcoursesthatassumefamiliarity
withmoreadvancedtopicsinmathematicsorforgraduatestudyineconomics.Students
hopingtograduatewithhonorsmustcompleteadditionalmathcoursesseethespecific
requirementsbelow.Freshmenarealsoencouragedtotaketherequiredintroductory
statisticscourse.Theabilitytointerpretquantitativedataandtounderstandstatistical
argumentsisessentialtounderstandingtheeconomy.Studentswhohavenotcompletedthis
requirementtheirfreshmanyearareadvisedtofulfillittheirsophomoreyear.

Concentratorsordinarilytakefourorfiveeconomicscoursesintheirsophomoreyear.Two
coursesmakeuptheintermediatetheorysequence:oneof1010aor1011a(Microeconomic
Theory)andoneof1010bor1011b(MacroeconomicTheory).Thesecoursesteachthe
analyticaltoolsthateconomistsuse.The1011coursesassumeamoreadvancedbackground
inmathematicsthanthe1010courses.Thethirdcoursetakeninthesophomoreyearis
Economics970,thesophomoretutorialtaughtinsmallgroupsofeighttotenstudents.The
sophomoretutorialisanintensiveexperienceaimedathelpingconcentratorsdevelopthe
abilitytounderstandthenatureofeconomicsresearch,todiscusseconomicargumentsboth
orallyandinwriting,andtostarttocarryouttheirownresearch.Finally,studentsareadvised
tofulfilltheeconometricsrequirement(Economics1123or1126)inthesophomoreyear.This
helpsstudentsgetthemostoutoftheirsophomoretutorialsastheyusethetoolslearnedin
econometrics.

Beyondthesefoundationalcourses,allconcentratorsarerequiredtotakethreeadditional
coursesintheeconomicsdepartment.StudentscanpursueHonorseitherbywritingasenior
thesisortakingthenonthesisAdvancedCourseTrack(ACT)seethespecificrequirements
below.Honorscandidatesmustalsotaketheeconomicshonorsexaminthespringoftheir
senioryear.

Inrecentyears,approximately25percentofeconomicsconcentratorshavechosentowritea
seniorthesis.Seniorthesistopicsusuallyspringfromaquestionofinterestfirstraisedina
fieldcourse.Studentsarethereforestronglyadvisedtotakecoursesbeforetheirsenioryear
inareasinwhichtheymightwanttowritetheirtheses.

Undergraduatesarewelcomeingraduatecoursesandoftendowellinthem.Because
coverageoftheprofessionalliteratureisaprimaryobjectiveofsuchcourses,theyare,asa
rule,demandingandtimeconsumingforundergraduates.

Amorecompletedescriptionoftheeconomicsdepartmentanditsrequirementscanbefound
inthehandbook,UndergraduateEconomicsatHarvard:AGuideforConcentrators,
availableonourwebsite.

REQUIREMENTS
BasicRequirements:11courses(44credits)
1.Requiredcourses:
1.Math1a(or,placementintoMath1borhigher,oranAPCalculusABorBCscore
of5).Studentswhoplaceoutofthiscoursedonotneedtoreplaceitwithan
additionalcourse.ThisrequirementappliestostudentsenteringinFall2010
onwards.Studentsinpreviousclassesmusthavemathpreparationatthelevelof
1abutarenotformallyrequiredtotake1aorplaceoutofit.Math1amustbe
takenforalettergrade.
2.Economics10aand10b(formerlythefullyearcourseEconomics10).Students
mayuseEconomicsAPscoresof5,orAlevelsorIBscoresof7,toplaceoutof
either/bothpartsofEc10.However,theymustreplaceeachhalfofEc10thatis
skippedwithonecourseelectiveinEconomics.Consulttheeconomics
concentratorguideoraconcentrationadviserfordetails.
3.Economics970:SophomoreTutorial.
4.Statistics100,104,or110orMath154Note:thefirststatisticsclassonyour
transcriptwillbetheonecountedfortheeconomicsconcentration.
5.Economics1010aor1011a.
6.Economics1010bor1011b.
7.Economics1123,1126,or1127.
8.Threeadditionalcoursesineconomicsthatinclude:
1.onecoursethatsatisfiesthewritingrequirement(seeitem5a).
2.onecoursethathasEconomics1010a,1010b,1011a,or1011basa
prerequisite.
Note:Somecoursescanbeusedtosatisfybothrequirements
simultaneously.However,atotalofthreeeconomicscoursesmuststillbe
taken.
2.Tutorials(lettergraded):
1.SophomoreTutorial:Economics970isrequired,asmentionedinitem1c.
3.Thesis:Nonerequiredforthebasictrack.
4.GeneralExamination:Nonerequiredforthebasictrack.
5.Otherinformation:
1.WritingRequirement:Alistofcoursesthatsatisfythewritingrequirementis
availablefromtheUndergraduateOfficeandonline.
2.Pass/Fail:ConcentratorsmaytakeuptotwocoursesPass/Fail,exceptfor(i)
thosecoursesusedtofulfillitems1agoftherequiredcourses,(ii)tutorials,and
(iii)coursesusedtomeetthewritingrequirementinitem1h.
3.JointConcentrations:Theeconomicsdepartmentdoesnotparticipateinjoint
concentrations.
4.Theoryreview:StartinginFall2014,concentratorsmustdemonstratetheir
commandofthebasictoolsofeconomicanalysisbyreceivingagradeofBor
higherinbothEconomics1010a/1011aandEconomics1010b/1011b.(Priorto
Fall2014,therequirementwasanaveragegradeofB/C+orhigheracrossthe
twocourses.PleaseseeaconcentrationadvisorforquestionsonEconomics
1010/1011abtakenpriortoFall2014.)StudentswhoreceivebelowaBin
1010a/1011amusteitherregisterfor975aortakeanextraeconomicselectivewith
1010a/1011aasaprerequisite.ThosewhoreceivebelowaBin1010b/1011b
mustregisterfor975bortakeanextraeconomicselectivewith1010b/1011basa
prerequisite.TheEconomics975abcoursesinvolveretakingthecorresponding
intermediatetheorycourse.Inallcases,studentsmustreceiveagradeofBor
higherinthemakeupcourse.Concentratorswillnotreceiveadegreein
economicsuntilthisrequirementismet.Economics975abdoesnotsatisfyany
Economicselectivesrequiredinitem1hhowever,itwillitbefactoredintothe
EconomicsGPAofstudentspursuinghonors.

RequirementsforHonorsEligibility:15courses(60credits)

1.Requiredcourses:SameasBasicRequirements,plus:
1.Math1bandoneofMath18,Math21a,AppliedMath21a.Studentswhoplaceout
ofMath1bontheHarvardMathPlacementExamdonotneedtoreplaceitwithan
additionalcourse.
2.ForThesisTrackhonors:Economics985(twoterms)or990(twoterms)and
completionofathesis.
3.ForAdvancedCourseTrack(ACT)honors:Twoadditionalcourses.Seeitem5aof
thissection.
2.Tutorials(Alllettergraded):SameasBasicRequirements,plus:
1.ThesisTutorial:Asdiscussedin1b,ThesisTrackhonorscandidatesmustenrollin
Economics985(twoterms)orEconomics990(twoterms)duringtheirfinaltwo
terms.Economics990isgenerallyforstudentswhoarecompletingtheirthesesin
thefallterm.
3.Thesis:RequiredforarecommendationforHighorHighestHonorsinField.Seeitem
5aofthissection.
4.GeneralExamination:Inthespringtermoftheirsenioryear,allhonorscandidatesmust
takeageneralexaminationcoveringmicroeconomics,macroeconomics,and
econometrics.
5.Otherinformation:SameasBasicRequirements,plus:
1.InordertobeconsideredforanhonorsrecommendationinEconomics,astudent
hastwooptions:
1.ThesisTrack:TobeconsideredforaHighorHighestHonors
recommendationinEconomics,astudentmustcompleteathesis,inaddition
totherequirementsspecifiedabove.
2.AdvancedCourseTrack:TobeconsideredforanHonorsrecommendationin
Economics,astudentcanpursuetheACT,whichisthenonthesishonors
option.Therequirementsarediscussedabove.Asdiscussedin1b,two
additionalcoursesineconomicsarerequired(beyondthethreecoursesthat
arerequiredunderitem1hintheBasicRequirements).Withinthistotalof
fivecourses,thestudentmustsatisfytheBasicRequirementsitem
1hplusanadditionalcoursethathasEconomics1010a,1010b,1011a,or
1011basaprerequisiteandanadditionalcoursethatsatisfiesthewriting
requirement.
2.AdocumentexplainingtheDepartmentofEconomicshonorscalculationsis
availableonourwebsite.

ADVISING

StudentsinterestedineconomicsareencouragedtovisittheEconomicsUndergraduate
AdvisingOffice,locatedonthefirstfloorofLittauerCenter,forinformationandadviceabout
economicscoursesandtheeconomicsconcentration.TheofficeisheadedbyJeffreyMiron
theDirectorofUndergraduateStudiesfourconcentrationadvisors,andtheUndergraduate
ProgramCoordinator.ConcentrationadvisorsareavailableintheEconomicsUndergraduate
AdvisingOffice(Littauer111116)onawalkinbasis,from10amto4pm,Mondaythrough
Fridayduringthesemestertheyarehappytorespondtoanystudentquestionsorconcerns.
ConcentrationAdvisorscansignplansofstudy,studycards,add/dropforms,and
advise/approvecoursesforconcentratorsfromstudyabroad.Moreimportantly,theycan
explaindepartmentrequirements,discussstudentsacademicandresearchinterests,offer
adviceoncoursechoices,anddiscussfutureplans,suchasjobpossibilitiesorgraduateor
professionalschool.

EachconcentratorhasanassignedadvisorbasedontheirresidentialHouse.Studentswill
hearfromtheirconcentrationadvisorperiodically,toinformthemofofficehours,important
deadlines,meetings,andrequirements.Studentsmay,atanytime,contacttheirconcentration
advisorforhelporforinformation.Studentsarealsowelcometoseekadvicefromanyofthe
advisorsduringwalkinadvisingofficehours.

Foruptodateinformationoneconomicsadvising,pleaseseetheEconomicsDepartment
website.

STUDYABROAD

TheEconomicsDepartmentpermitsstudyabroadforatermoranacademicyear.Itis
generallybestforstudentstostudyabroadduringtheirjunioryear.Studentsmayearn
concentrationcreditforonecoursetakenwhileabroad.StudentsmaypostponeEconomics
970(SophomoreTutorial)iftheychoosetogoabroadduringtheirsophomoreyear.

AfterchoosingauniversityandobtainingCollegeapprovalforplannedcoursesfromthe
OfficeofInternationalEducation,thestudentshouldmakeanappointmentwithhisorher
concentrationadvisorandbringcoursesyllabitothemeetingtohavetherequiredpre
departurequestionnaireapprovedandsigned.Theadvisorwillgrantcredittowardfulfilling
economicsconcentrationrequirementsforappropriatecourses(althoughsomestudents
choosenottofulfilleconomicsconcentrationrequirementswhileabroad).Tocountfor
concentrationcredit,acoursemustbeprimarilyeconomicincontentandmethodologyand
roughlyequivalentindifficultytoaHarvardEconomicsDepartmentcourse.Courseswithan
intermediatetheoryprerequisitemaycounttowardthetheoryprerequisiterequirement.
Studentswhowriteapaperlongerthan15pagesforacourseshouldsubmitthegraded
papertotheirconcentrationadviser,whomaygrantwritingrequirementcreditforthecourseif
thepaperhassubstantialeconomiccontent.

HOWTOFINDOUTMORE

Moreinformationisavailableonourwebsite.Amorecompletedescriptionoftheeconomics
departmentanditsrequirementscanbefoundinthehandbook,UndergraduateEconomicsat
Harvard:AGuideforConcentrators.

ENROLLMENTSTATISTICS
NumberofConcentratorsasofDecember


Concentrators 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014

Economics* 742 698 635 621 568 577 618

*Economicsdoesnotparticipateinjointconcentrations.

ElectricalEngineering
ProfessorEvelynHu,DirectorofUndergraduateStudies

ElectricalEngineeringhaslongplayedacriticalroleinundergirdingtheinnovationthathas
improvedqualityoflife,supportedeconomicgrowthandaddressedsocietalproblems.Its
emergenceasaseparatefieldofstudyinthelate19thcenturyparalleled,andwas
responsiveto,thelargescaleintroductionoftelegraphyandelectricallighting.Electrical
engineeringhascontinuedtoplayapivotalroleinpowerandenergydistribution,
communications,andcomputation,evenasthepowercarryingchannelshaveevolvedfrom
heavymetalcablestonanowiresoropticalfibers,thenetworksofcommunicationshave
evolvedfromwirestowirelesstoneurons,andelectricalswitcheshaveevolvedfromvacuum
tubestotransistorstocarbonnanotubes.Theessentialtechnologiesthatjoinusalltogether
mobilephones,laptops,wirelesscommunications,downloadedvideos,lightemitting
diodes,electronicdisplays,theelectricalpowergrid,andATMtransactionsareallevidence
oftheimpactandcontinualinnovationofelectricalengineering.

ElectricalEngineeringisabroadlydiversefieldthatencompasses,forexample,controls,
communications,signalprocessing,circuitdesign,computerengineering,andelectronicand
photonicdevices.ThisconcentrationrequiresacoregroupoffourcoursesincludingES52:
TheJoyofElectronicsPart1orES153:LaboratoryElectronics,ES154:ElectronicCircuits
andDevices,ES156:IntroductiontoSignalsandSystems,andoneofES173:Introduction
toElectronicandPhotonicDevices,CS141:ComputingHardware,orCS148:Designof
VLSICircuitsandSystems.Italsorequirescompletionofaminimumofthreeelectrical
engineeringelectivesandtwoadditionalengineeringelectives.

Theobjectivesoftheelectricalengineeringprogramaretoprovidestudentsasolidfoundation
inelectricalengineeringwithinthesettingofaliberalartscollegeforpreparationforadiverse
rangeofcareersinindustryandgovernment,orforadvancedworkinengineering,business,
law,ormedicine.Itenablestheacquisitionofabroadrangeofskillsandattitudesdrawnfrom
thehumanities,socialsciences,andsciencesinadditiontoengineering,whichenhances
engineeringknowledgeandcontributestofutureleadershipandtechnicalsuccess.

TheSBdegreeprogramrequiresaminimumoftwentycourses(80credits).Thecurriculumis
structuredwithadvancedcoursesbuildingontheknowledgeacquiredinmath,science,and
introductoryengineeringsciencecourses.Concentratorsarestronglyencouragedtocomplete
thecommonprerequisitecoursesequenceintheirfirsttwoyearsatHarvard.Thisincludes
Math(through1aand1bplus21aand21b,23aand23b,orAppliedMathematics21aand
21b),Physics(throughPhysicalSciences12aand12b,Physics15aand15b,orApplied
Physics50aand50b),andComputerScience50.Studentsarecautionedthatitismore
importanttoderiveasolidunderstandingofthesebasicsubjectsthantocompletethem
quicklywithoutthoroughknowledgethismaterialisextensivelyusedinmanysubsequent
courses.Ifindoubt,itmaybewisetoenrollintheMath1sequenceratherthanproceedto
Math21aor23awithmarginalpreparation.

TheSBprogramsinElectricalEngineeringandEngineeringSciencessharemanycourse
requirements,andthereissomeflexibilityinmovingbetweentheseprograms.Togetanearly
sampleofengineeringcoursework,enteringstudentsareinvitedtoenrollinEngineering
Sciences6(EnvironmentalScienceandEngineering),EngineeringSciences50(Electrical
Engineering),EngineeringSciences51(MechanicalEngineering),andEngineeringSciences
53(BiomedicalEngineering).Theseintroductorycourseshaveminimalprerequisitesand
havebeenverypopularwithprospectiveengineeringconcentrators.Engineering50and51
haveextensivehandsonlaboratorysections.

StudentswhoareinterestedinconcentratinginElectricalEngineeringshouldcontactKathy
Lovell(klovell@seas.harvard.edu)tosetupanappointmenttolearnmoreabouttheprogram.

REQUIREMENTS
20courses(80credits)

1)Requiredcourses:

a)Mathematics/ProbabilityandStatistics/AppliedMathematics(fourcourses):

1.Mathematics1aand1bAppliedMathematics21aand21b,Mathematics21aand
21b,orMathematics23aand23b.

2.ProbabilityandStatistics(onecourse):EngineeringSciences150.

3.AppliedMathematics(onecourse):AtleastoneofAppliedMathematics104,105,
106,107,or147(ifstartinginMathematics21aor23aorAppliedMathematics21a).

b)Physics(twocourses):AppliedPhysics50a,PhysicalSciences12a,orPhysics15aor
16andAppliedPhysics50b,PhysicalSciences12b,orPhysics15b.Appropriate
advancedlevelphysicscoursesmayalsofulfillthisrequirement(pleaseconsultwith
SEASadvisers).
c)IntroductoryScience(twocourses):LifeSciences1aorLifeandPhysicalSciencesA,
PhysicalSciences1or11,PhysicalSciences10,Physics15c,andotherrelevant
introductorysciencecourses(pleaseconsultwithSEASadvisers).

d)ComputerScience(onecourse):ComputerScience50,51,or61.

e)Note:ABETaccreditationrequiresthatallstudentscomplete8coursesinmathand
scienceand12coursesinengineeringtopics.StudentswhostartinMath1awillneedto
take21coursesinordertofulfill12coursesinengineeringtopics.ES150countsasa
courseinmath.Giventhenumberandcomplexityoftherequirements,students
interestedinpursuingElectricalEngineeringshouldconsultwiththeDirectorof
UndergraduateStudiesabouttheirplansofstudyasearlyaspossible.

f)EngineeringDesign(twocourses):EngineeringSciences96and100hf(seeitem3
below).

g)RequiredCore(fourcourses):EngineeringSciences52or153,154,156,andoneof
EngineeringSciences173,ComputerScience141,or148.

h)SuggestedElectricalEngineeringElectives(threecourses):

EngineeringSciences50,151,155,158,159,173,175,176,177
AppliedPhysics195
ComputerScience51(only2ofComputerScience50,51,61count
towardconcentrationrequirements),141,143,144r,146,148
Bypriorapproval,advancedlevelengineeringsciencecourses
relevanttoelectricalengineeringandadvancedlevelMITcoursesin
electricalengineering.

i)SuggestedEngineeringElectives(twocourses):

EngineeringSciences6,51,53,111,115,120,121,123,125,181,
190ComputerScience61(only2ofComputerScience50,51,61
counttowardconcentrationrequirements)

2)SophomoreForum:Sophomoreyear.Noncredit.Springterm.

3)Tutorial:Required.EngineeringSciences100hf.

4)Thesis:Required:Anindividualengineeringdesignprojectisanessentialelementofevery
SBprogramandisundertaken,ordinarily,duringthesenioryearaspartofEngineering
Sciences100hf.Facultysupervisedreadingandresearchisanimportantaspectofthis
requirement.

5)GeneralExamination:None.

6)OtherInformation:

a)EngineeringSciences6,50,51,and53:Nomorethantwoofthesecoursesmaycount
towardconcentrationcredit.EngineeringSciences6,50,and53canonlycountasan
engineeringelectivewhentakenduringthefreshmanorsophomoreyear.

b)Pass/Fail:Noneofthecoursesusedtosatisfytheconcentrationrequirementsmaybe
takenPass/Fail.

c)PlanofStudy:ConcentratorsarerequiredtofileanapproveddepartmentalPlanof
Studyduringtheirthirdterm(i.e.,thefirsttermoftheirsophomoreyear)andtokeeptheir
planuptodateinsubsequentyears.AllSBprogramsmustmeettheoverallABET
programguidelines,aminimumoffourcoursesinbasicsciences,fourcoursesin
mathematicsandtwelvecoursesinengineeringtopics.PlanofStudyformsmaybe
obtainedfromtheSchoolofEngineeringandAppliedSciencesOfficeofStudentAffairs,
PierceHall110,andfromtheSEASwebsite.

d)AdditionalTerms:Concentratorswhowishtoremainbeyondtheendofthesecond
termoftheirsenioryeartocompletetheSBrequirementsmustbeapprovedtodosoby
theUndergraduateEngineeringCommittee.Awrittenpetitionmustbesubmittedbythe
PreTermPlanningdeadlineofthestudent'sfifthsemester.Undernocircumstanceswill
theCommitteegrantastudentpermissionformorethantwoadditionalterms.Petitions
areonlygrantedinexceptionalcasesandonlytomeetspecificSBdegreerequirements.
MoreinformationcanbefoundontheSEASwebsite.

ADVISING

StudentsinterestedinconcentratinginElectricalEngineeringshoulddiscusstheirplanswith
theUndergraduateAcademicProgramsAdministrator,theDirectorofUndergraduateStudies,
ortheAssistantDirectorofUndergraduateStudies.Eachundergraduatewhoelectsto
concentrateinElectricalEngineeringisassignedafacultyadviserdependingonhisorher
areaofspecialization.ThefacultyadvisermightalsobeamemberoftheUndergraduate
EngineeringCommittee,whosemembershavetheresponsibilityforreviewingdepartmental
PlansofStudy.Ifstudentsdonotrequestachangeinadviser,theyhavethesameadviser
untiltheygraduate.Eachstudentisreassignedtoanotherfacultymemberwhilehisorher
originalfacultyadviserisonleave.ItisexpectedthatstudentswilldiscusstheirPlansof
Studyandprogresswiththeirfacultyadviseratthebeginningofeachterm.Studentsmay
alsoseekadvicefromtheirfacultyadviser,theDirectorofUndergraduateStudies,the
AssistantDirectorofUndergraduateStudies,ortheAcademicProgramsAdministratoratany
time.

HOWTOFINDOUTMORE

FurtherinformationisavailablefromtheDirectorofUndergraduateStudies,ProfessorEvelyn
Hu(ehu@seas.harvard.edu),theAssistantDirectorofUndergraduateStudies,Dr.
ChristopherLombardo(lombardo@seas.harvard.edu),ortheUndergraduateAcademic
ProgramsAdministrator,KathyLovell(klovell@seas.harvard.edu).

UndergraduateTeacherEducationProgram:Concentratorsmaybeeligibletoobtain
certificationtoteachinmiddleorsecondaryschoolsinMassachusettsandthefortyone
stateswithwhichMassachusettshasreciprocity.SeeChapter2formoreinformationabout
theUndergraduateTeacherEducationProgram(UTEP).

ENROLLMENTSTATISTICS
NumberofConcentratorsasofDecember

Concentrators 2012 2013 2014


ElectricalEngineering 16 38 47
ElectricalEngineeringwasanew
ElectricalEngineering+another concentrationin201213.
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field
Anotherfield+Electrical
EngineeringSciences
0 0 0
Engineering ProfessorToddZickler,Director
ofUndergraduateStudies

Engineeringinnovationhaslongplayedacriticalroleinenhancingsocialprogressand
bringingaboutanimprovedqualityoflife.Withinthepast50years,thepaceandimpactof
innovationhaveincreaseddramatically,facilitatingmodernhealth,energy,transportation,
communications,andcomputationalinfrastructuresthatknittogetherthecountriesofthe
world.Atthesametime,engineeringinnovationhasenableddramaticadvancesinbasic
science.Imagingandmanufacturingstructuresatthenanoscales,nearlosslesstransmission
ofinformation,andunprecedentedlevelsofcomputationalpowerhaveledtofantasticnew
discoveries.Thesetypesoftechnologies,forinstance,haveallowedustodecodethe
genome,understandtheformationofgalaxies,andmakecorrelationsbetweensocial
networksandunderlyinghumanpsychology.Inthe21stcentury,rapidandefficientaccessto
thenewinnovations,necessarytotackletoday'smyriadchallenges,hasbecomeevenmore
imperative.Equallyimportantistheneedtoeducateboththosewhowillbefutureengineering
innovatorsandthosewhowillusethoseinnovations,deploythem,andmakecriticallegaland
politicaldecisionsaboutthem.

Engineeringhasevolvedovertheyearstonotonlydivedeeplyintospecificfields,butalsoto
seekoutsolutionstorealworldproblemsbycombiningconceptsfromabroadrangeof
scientificinquiriesandinnovations.Forexample,roboticsisahighlyinterdisciplinaryfieldthat
straddlesmultipletraditionalengineeringdisciplinessuchasmechanical,electrical,and
materialsengineeringandcomputerscience.Whileroboticistshavetraditionallybeentrained
inspecificengineeringdisciplines,nextgenerationroboticistsmusttacklelargecomplex
systemscomprisingmultiplepartsthatspanmyriaddisciplinesfromthemechanical
underpinningsofthephysicaldevice,toelectroniccontrol,materialsproperties,andhighlevel
algorithmsallofwhichmustworkinconcerttoachievebroadlevelobjectiveswhileadhering
tonumerousconstraints.Alternativeenergyisanothergrowingandimmenselyimportantfield
thatrequiresintegrationofsolutionsacrossawiderangeofscienceandengineering
disciplines.Topicsrangefromunderstandingtheinherentpropertiesofmaterialsanddevices
thatharnessthesun'sraystothinkingaboutchallengesassociatedwithlargescale
productionanddistributionofelectricity,andaddressingboththesocietalandenvironmental
impactsofnewtechnologies.TheEngineeringSciencesconcentrationisideallypositionedto
providestudentswithboththebreadthanddepthofstudyneededtoexcelintheseandother
excitingintegrativeareasofengineeringwithintheliberalartssettingofHarvard.

HarvardofferstwodegreesinEngineeringSciences:theBachelorofArts(AB)andthe
BachelorofScience(SB).Thedegreerequirementsdifferforeachoftheseprograms:theAB
programrequiresbetween14and16courses(5664credits)andtheSBprogramrequires20
courses(80credits).StudentsintheEngineeringSciencesABprogramspecializeinoneof
fiveengineeringtracks:biomedicalsciencesandengineering,electricalandcomputer
engineering,engineeringphysics,environmentalscienceandengineering,ormechanicaland
materialsscienceandengineering.StudentsinterestedinanABdegreemayalsoconsider
theBiomedicalEngineeringconcentration,whichisalsolistedinthispublication.Students
pursuingtheSBdegreeintheEngineeringSciencesconcentrationtypicallyspecializeinone
oftwotracks:bioengineeringorenvironmentalscienceandengineering.Studentsinterested
inanSBdegreespecializinginElectricalEngineeringorMechanicalEngineeringshouldrefer
directlytothoseconcentrations,whicharealsolistedinthispublication.Studentsmayalso
applytoacrossdisciplinarytrackwithintheEngineeringSciencesSBprogram,which
providestheopportunitytolearnbetweenoracrosstraditionalengineeringareas.

TheSBdegreeprogramrequiresaminimumof20courses(80credits).Thecurriculumis
structuredwithadvancedcoursesbuildingontheknowledgeacquiredinmath,science,and
introductoryengineeringsciencecourses.Concentratorsareencouragedtocompletethe
commonprerequisitecoursesequenceintheirfirsttwoyearsatHarvard.ThisincludesMath
(through1aand1bplus21aand21b,23aand23b,orAppliedMathematics21aand21b),
Physics(throughAppliedPhysics50aand50b,PhysicalSciences12aand12b,orPhysics
15aand15b),andComputerScience50.Studentsarecautionedthatitismoreimportantto
deriveasolidunderstandingofthesebasicsubjectsthantocompletethemquicklywithout
thoroughknowledgethismaterialisextensivelyusedinmanysubsequentcourses.Ifin
doubt,itmaybewisetoenrollintheMath1sequenceratherthanproceedtoMath21aor
23awithmarginalpreparation.
TheSBandABdegreeprogramsinEngineeringSciencessharemanycourserequirements,
andthereissomeflexibilityinmovingbetweentheseprograms.Togetanearlysampleof
engineeringcoursework,enteringstudentsareinvitedtoenrollinEngineeringSciences6
(EnvironmentalScienceandEngineering),EngineeringSciences50(ElectricalEngineering),
EngineeringSciences51(MechanicalEngineering),andEngineeringSciences53
(BiomedicalEngineering).Theseintroductorycourseshaveminimalprerequisites,andhave
beenverypopularwithprospectiveengineeringconcentrators.EngineeringSciences50and
51haveextensivehandsonlaboratorysectionsandEngineeringSciences6and50satisfy
requirementsforthePrograminGeneralEducation.

StudentswhoareinterestedinconcentratinginEngineeringSciencesshouldcontactKathy
Lovell(klovell@seas.harvard.edu)tosetupanappointmenttolearnmoreabouttheprogram.

OPTIONS
BachelorofArtsinEngineeringSciences

BiomedicalSciencesandEngineering
ElectricalandComputerEngineering
EngineeringPhysics
EnvironmentalScienceandEngineering
MechanicalandMaterialsScienceandEngineering

BachelorofScienceinEngineeringSciences

Bioengineering
EnvironmentalScienceandEngineering
Crossdisciplinary

REQUIREMENTS
BachelorofArts(AB)inEngineeringSciences:1416courses(5664credits)

1.Requiredcourses:

a.Mathematics(fourcourses):Mathematics1aand1bAppliedMathematics21aand
21b,Mathematics21aand21b,Mathematics23aand23b,orhigherlevels.

b.Physics(twocourses):AppliedPhysics50a,PhysicalSciences12a,orPhysics15aor
16andAppliedPhysics50b,PhysicalSciences12b,orPhysics15b.Appropriate
advancedlevelphysicscoursesmayalsofulfillthisrequirement(pleaseconsultwith
SEASadvisers).

c.ComputerScience(onecourse):ComputerScience50,51,or61.

2.SophomoreForum:Sophomoreyear.Noncredit.Springterm.

3.GeneralExamination:None.

4.Thesis:Notrequired.

5.Tracks:

a.BiomedicalSciencesandEngineeringMechanicalSubtrack,ElectricalSubtrack,and
ChemicalandMaterialsSubtrack:

i.RequiredforallSubtracks(threecourses):

EngineeringSciences53andBiomedicalEngineering110
LifeSciences1a

ii.RequiredforMechanicalSubtrack(fourcourses):

EngineeringSciences120,123,and181

OnefromEngineeringSciences52,153,or154

iii.RequiredforElectricalSubtrack(fourcourses):

BiomedicalEngineering130

EngineeringSciences150,154,and156

iv.RequiredforChemicalandMaterialsSubtrack(fourcourses):

EngineeringSciences123,181,and190orBiomedicalEngineering191
(preferred)

PhysicalSciences1

v.ApprovedElectives(twocourses):

EngineeringSciences51,91r(onetermonly),120,123,128,181,190,211,
220,221,228,240

BiomedicalEngineering121,125,130,160,191

EitherAppliedMathematics101orEngineeringSciences150

OnefromEngineeringSciences52,153,or154

Physics136,140,143a,151,153

OnefromPhysicalSciences1,Chemistry17or20

AppliedMathematics104or105

b.ElectricalandComputerEngineering:

i.Required(fivecourses):

EngineeringSciences150,154,and156

TwofromComputerScience141EngineeringSciences151,173,177
EngineeringSciences52or153

ii.ApprovedElectives(fourcourses):

EngineeringSciences51,53,91r(onetermonly),120,121,123,159,173,
175,177,181,183,190

ComputerScience51,141,143,144r,146,148,175

AppliedMathematics104,105,147

AppliedPhysics195

Chemistry160
Physics143a,153

c.EngineeringPhysicsMaterials,Optoelectronics,andPhotonicsSubtrackandEarthand
PlanetaryPhysicsSubtrack:

i.RequiredforallSubtracks(fourcourses):

EitherPhysics143aorChemistry160

EitherEngineeringSciences181orPhysics181

EngineeringSciences190

OnefromAppliedMathematics104,105,147,EngineeringSciences111

ii.RequiredforMaterials,Optoelectronics,andPhotonicsSubtrack(threecourses):

EngineeringSciences173and177

EitherAppliedPhysics195orEngineeringSciences120

iii.RequiredforEarthandPlanetaryPhysicsSubtrack(threecourses):

OnefromEngineeringSciences123,131,132,162

OnefromEngineeringSciences120,EarthandPlanetarySciences161,166,
171

OnefromEarthandPlanetarySciences121,Astronomy110,189

iv.ApprovedElectives(twocourses):

EngineeringSciences51,53,91r(onetermonly),111,115,120,123,125,128,
131,132,153,162,173,175,177

AppliedMathematics104,105,120,147

AppliedPhysics195

Astronomy110,189

EarthandPlanetarySciences161,166,171

Physics140,153,175

d.EnvironmentalScienceandEngineering

i.Required(threecourses):

EngineeringSciences6

Chemistry:SelecttwofromPhysicalSciences11(recommended)orPhysical
Sciences1PhysicalSciences10(recommended)LifeSciences1aorLifeand
PhysicalSciencesA.

ii.Required(threecourseschosenfromthefollowing):

EngineeringSciences109,112,131,132,133,135,160,161,162,163,164,
165
iii.ApprovedElectives(threecourseschosenfromthefollowing):

EngineeringSciences91r(onetermonly),103,109,112,123,131,132,133,
135,137,160,161,162,163,164,165,169,181,220,265,267,268,269

EarthandPlanetarySciences134,136,186,187,208,236

NomorethanonefromEngineeringSciences50,51,53,orEarthand
PlanetarySciences22

NomorethanonefromEngineeringSciences52,153,154

NomorethanonefromEngineeringSciences111,115,121,150,Statistics
110,AppliedMath101,104,105,or147

e.MechanicalandMaterialsScienceandEngineering

i.Required(sevencourses):

EngineeringSciences120,123,125,181,and190

OnefromAppliedMathematics104,105,120,EngineeringSciences111

OnefromEngineeringSciences50,52,151,153,or154

ii.ApprovedElectives(twocourses):

BiomedicalEngineering110

EngineeringSciences51,52,53,91r(onetermonly),96,128,131,132,151,
156,159,162,173,175,177

AppliedPhysics195

Chemistry160

Physics143a

6.Otherinformation:

a.AdvancedPlacementcreditinMath1aor1bcanbeincludedinsatisfyingthe
requirementof16courses,thuspotentiallyreducingthenumberofrequiredcoursesto14
or15.CreditforadditionalcoursessuchasMath21aor21bdoesnotfurtherreducethe
numberofrequiredcourses.Moreover,incaseswhenacoursecansatisfybothan
electiveandarequirementofatrack,thetotalnumberofcoursesisnotreduced.Inthese
cases,additionalelectivesmustbetaken.

b.Bypriorapproval,otheradvancedundergraduateorgraduatecourses,aswellas
coursesatMIT,canbeusedtosatisfygeneralrequirementsandtrackrequirementsand
electives.Electivesalternativetothoselistedinthetracksmaybecountedforcreditupon
priorpetitionandapproval.

c.StudentstakingEngineeringSciences6or50duringthefreshmanorsophomoreyear
cancountoneofthesecoursesasanelectiveinanytrackthatdoesnotincludethat
courseasarequirement.

d.Pass/Fail:Noneofthecoursesusedtosatisfyconcentrationrequirementsmaybe
takenPass/Fail.
e.PlanofStudy:ConcentratorsarerequiredtofileanapproveddepartmentalPlanof
Studyandtokeeptheirplanuptodateinsubsequentyears.PlanofStudyformsmaybe
obtainedfromtheOfficeofStudentAffairs(PierceHall110)orfromtheSchoolof
EngineeringandAppliedSciences(SEAS)website.

BachelorofScience(SB)inEngineeringSciences:20courses(80credits)

Prospectiveconcentratorsareencouragedtomakeearlycontactwithconcentration
representatives.Studentswishingtoentertheconcentrationmustobtaintheappropriate
EngineeringSciencesSBplanofstudyandrelatedinstructionsfromtheOfficeofStudent
Affairs(PierceHall110)oronlineathttp://www.seas.harvard.edu/academics/undergraduate
andreviewmaterialsbeforemeetingwithanAssistantDirectorortheDirectorof
UndergraduateStudies.StudentsshouldbeawarethattheEngineeringSciencesSBdegree
ismoredemandingthantypicalABdegrees,requiring20courses(80credits).

Studentstypicallyfollowspecificguidelinesprovidedforoneoftwotracks:Bioengineeringor
EnvironmentalScienceandEngineering.StudentsinterestedinanSBdegreespecializingin
ElectricalEngineeringorMechanicalEngineeringshouldreferdirectlytothose
concentrations.Studentsmayalsoapplytoacrossdisciplinarytrackintheirjuniororsenior
years,whichprovidestheopportunitytolearnbetweenoracrosstraditionalengineering
areas.

Inadditiontothecourseslistedspecificallybelow,otherrelevantand/oradvancedcourses
maybeapprovedbypetitioninthecontextofaparticularplanofstudy.Apetitionmust
propoundinwritingacoherentandpersuasiveargumentfortheintellectualmeritofthe
proposalinquestion.

1.Requiredcourses:

1.Mathematics/ProbabilityandStatistics/AppliedMathematics(fourcourses):
1.Mathematics1aandbandAppliedMathematics21aand21b,
Mathematics21aand21b,orMathematics23aand23b.(Note:
StudentswhostartinMathematics1awillnotberequiredtosatisfy
eithertheprobabilityandstatisticsrequirementortheappliedmath
requirement.StudentswhostartinMathematics1bmusttakeacourse
thatsatisfiestheprobabilityandstatisticsrequirement.Studentswho
startinMathematics21a,23a,orAppliedMathematics21amust
completethecoursesinbothprobabilityandstatisticsandapplied
mathematics.)
2.ProbabilityandStatistics(onecourse):AtleastoneofApplied
Mathematics101,EngineeringSciences150,orStatistics110(if
startinginMathematics1b,21aor23a,orAppliedMathematics21a).
PleasenotethatES150ispreferredforstudentspursuingthe
ElectricalSubtrackoftheBioengineeringTrack.
3.AppliedMathematics(onecourse):AtleastoneofApplied
Mathematics104,105,106,or107(ifstartinginMathematics21aor
23aorAppliedMathematics21a).
2.Physics(twocourses):AppliedPhysics50a,PhysicalSciences12a,Physics15a
or16AppliedPhysics50b,PhysicalSciences12b,orPhysics15b.Appropriate
advancedlevelphysicscoursesmayalsofulfillthisrequirement(pleaseconsult
withSEASadvisers).
3.ComputerScience(onecourse):ComputerScience50,51,or61.
4.Engineeringdesign(twocourses):EngineeringSciences96andEngineering
Sciences100hf(seeitem4below).
5.Note:StudentsenteringHarvardwithsecondaryschoolpreparationthatplaces
thembeyondthelevelofanyoftherequiredcourseslistedabovemaysubstitute
appropriateadvancedlevelcourses.However,allSBprogramsmustincludea
minimumof20approvedcoursesandmeettheoverallABETguidelines.Given
thenumberandcomplexityoftherequirements,studentsinterestedinpursuing
engineeringshouldconsultwiththeDirectorofUndergraduateStudiesabouttheir
plansofstudyasearlyaspossible.

2.SophomoreForum:Sophomoreyear.Noncredit.Springterm.

3.Tutorial:Required.EngineeringSciences100hf.

4.Thesis:Required.Anindividualengineeringdesignprojectisanessentialelementofevery
SBprogramandisundertaken,ordinarily,duringthesenioryearaspartofEngineering
Sciences100hf.Facultysupervisedreadingandresearchisanimportantaspectofthis
requirement.

5.GeneralExamination:None.

6.Tracks

a.BioengineeringMechanicalSubtrack,ElectricalSubtrack,andChemicaland
MaterialsSubtrack

i.RequiredforallSubtracks(fivecourses)

EngineeringSciences53,BiomedicalEngineering110

EngineeringElectives(threecourses):Threecoursesfromthelistinitem7
(anyarea),withatleasttwoatthe100or200level.

ii.RequiredforMechanicalSubtrack

Biologyand/orChemistry(twocourses):Twoofthefollowing:LifeSciences
1aorLifeandPhysicalSciencesA,LifeSciences1b,PhysicalSciences1,
PhysicalSciences10,PhysicalSciences11,andotherrelevantintroductory
coursesinbiologyorchemistry(pleaseconsultwithSEASadvisers).

Mechanicalcore(fourcourses):EngineeringSciences120,123,181,and
EngineeringSciences190orBiomedicalEngineering191(preferred).

iii.RequiredforElectricalSubtrack

Biologyand/orChemistry(twocourses):Twoofthefollowing:LifeSciences
1aorLifeandPhysicalSciencesA,LifeSciences1b,PhysicalSciences1,
PhysicalSciences10,PhysicalSciences11,andotherrelevantintroductory
coursesinbiologyorchemistry(pleaseconsultwithSEASadvisers).

Electricalcore(fourcourses):BiomedicalEngineering130,Engineering
Sciences154,and156andanadditionalelectricalengineeringcourse(ES
52stronglyrecommended).

iv.RequiredforChemicalandMaterialsSubtrack

Biologyand/orChemistry(onecourse):LifeSciences1aorLifeand
PhysicalSciencesA,LifeSciences1b,PhysicalSciences1,Physical
Sciences10,PhysicalSciences11,andotherrelevantintroductorycourses
inbiologyorchemistry(pleaseconsultwithSEASadvisers).

OrganicChemistry(onecourse):Chemistry17or20.
Chemical&Materialscore(fourcourses):BiomedicalEngineering121or
125,EngineeringSciences123,181,andEngineeringSciences190or
BiomedicalEngineering191(preferred).

b.EnvironmentalScienceandEngineering

i.Chemistry(twocourses):Twofrom:PhysicalSciences11(preferred)or
PhysicalSciences1LifeSciences1aorLifeandPhysicalSciencesAPhysical
Sciences10.Studentsshouldbeawarethatmanyupperlevelcoursesinthe
EnvironmentalScienceandEngineeringtrackhavePhysicalSciences1or11as
aprerequisite.

ii.EnvironmentalScienceandEngineeringcore(fivecourses):

EngineeringSciences6

SelectfourfromEngineeringSciences103,109,112,123,131,132,133,
135,160,161,162,163,164,165,169

iii.Engineeringbreadth(threecourses):Oneupperlevel(>100)coursefrom
eachofthefollowingdepthareas(seeitem7below):

MechanicsandMaterials

Electrical

EngineeringPhysicsandChemistry

iv.Engineeringelectives(onecourse):Atleastonecoursefromthelistinitem7
(anyarea).Mustsatisfytheconditionsofitem8a.

c.Crossdisciplinary

Biologyand/orChemistry(twocourses):Twoofthefollowing:LifeSciences1a
orLifeandPhysicalSciencesALifeSciences1b,PhysicalSciences1or11
PhysicalSciences10andotherrelevantintroductorycoursesinbiologyor
chemistry(pleaseconsultwithSEASadvisers).Studentsshouldbeawarethat
manyupperlevelcoursesintheEnvironmentalScienceandEngineeringtrack
havePhysicalSciences1or11asaprerequisite.

Engineeringdepth(threecourses):Atleastthreecoursesfromoneareaof
engineeringsciences(seeitem7below).

Engineeringbreadth(threecourses):Atleastthreecoursesfromthreeother
areasofengineeringsciences(seeitem7below).

Engineeringelectives(threecourses):Atleastthreecoursesinengineering
sciencesorrelevantrelatedfieldswithengineeringtopics(seeitems7and8a
below).

7.EngineeringSciencescoursesorganizedbyarea:

a.Biomedical:EngineeringSciences53,211,221,227,228,BiomedicalEngineering110,
121,125,130,160,191

b.Computer:ComputerScience51,61,141,143,146,148,175

c.Electrical:EngineeringSciences50,52,151,153,154,155,156,158,159,173,175,
177,ComputerScience141,146,148

d.EngineeringPhysicsandChemistry:EngineeringSciences135,173,181,190

e.Environmental:EngineeringSciences6,103,109,112,123,131,132,133,135,160,
161,162,163,164,165,169

f.MechanicsandMaterials:EngineeringSciences51,120,123,125,128,181,183,190

8.Note:Studentsmaycountotheradvancedlevelengineeringcoursesafterconsultationwith
theSEASadvisers.

9.OtherInformation:

a.EngineeringSciences6,50,51,and53:Nomorethantwomaycounttowards
concentrationcredit.EngineeringSciences6,50,and53canonlycountasan
engineeringelectivewhentakenduringthefreshmanorsophomoreyear.

b.Pass/Fail:Noneofthecoursesusedtosatisfytheconcentrationrequirementsmaybe
takenPass/Fail.

c.PlanofStudy:StudentsenteringtheconcentrationmustfileanEngineeringSciences
SBplanofstudyandpresentanintellectuallycoherentplaninconsultationwithan
AssistantDirectorortheDirectorofUndergraduateStudies.Subsequentmodificationsto
theplanmustbereviewedbythefacultyadviserandarelevantAssistantDirectorof
UndergraduateStudies.AllSBprogramsmustmeettheoverallABETprogramguidelines
with12coursesinengineeringtopics.

d.CrossDisciplinaryTrackRequirements:Admissiontothecrossdisciplinarytrackisby
application.Toapplytothetrack,studentsmusthaveatleasta3.5Collegegradepoint
averageatthetimeofapplication.Applicationscanbesubmittednoearlierthantheend
ofsophomoreyear,andnolaterthanthePreTermPlanningdeadlineinNovemberofthe
student'sseventhsemester.

e.AdditionalTerms:Concentratorswhowishtoremainbeyondtheendofthesecond
termoftheirsenioryeartocompletetheSBrequirementsmustbeapprovedtodosoby
theUndergraduateEngineeringCommittee.Awrittenpetitionmustbesubmittedbythe
PreTermPlanningdeadlineofthestudent'sfifthsemester.Undernocircumstanceswill
theCommitteegrantastudentpermissionformorethantwoadditionalterms.Petitions
areonlygrantedinexceptionalcases,andonlytomeetspecificSBdegreerequirements.
MoreinformationcanbefoundontheSEASwebsite.

ADVISING

StudentsinterestedinconcentratinginEngineeringSciencesshoulddiscusstheirplanswith
theUndergraduateAcademicProgramsAdministrator,theDirectorofUndergraduateStudies,
ortheAssistantDirectorofUndergraduateStudies.Eachundergraduatewhoelectsto
concentrateinEngineeringSciencesisassignedafacultyadviserdependingonhisorher
track.ThefacultyadvisermightalsobeamemberoftheUndergraduateEngineering
Committee,whosemembershavetheresponsibilityforreviewingdepartmentalPlansof
Study.Ifstudentsdonotrequestachangeinadviser,theyhavethesameadviseruntilthey
graduate.Eachstudentisreassignedtoanotherfacultymemberwhilehisorheroriginal
facultyadviserisonleave.ItisexpectedthatstudentswilldiscusstheirPlansofStudyand
progresswiththeirfacultyadviseratthebeginningofeachterm.Studentsmayalsoseek
advicefromtheirfacultyadviser,theDirectorofUndergraduateStudies,theAssistantDirector
ofUndergraduateStudies,ortheAcademicProgramsAdministratoratanytime.
HOWTOFINDOUTMORE

FurtherinformationisavailablefromtheDirectorofUndergraduateStudiesforEngineering
Sciences,ProfessorToddZickler(esdus@seas.harvard.edu),DirectorofUndergraduate
StudiesforEnvironmentalScienceandEngineering,ProfessorZhimingKuang
(zkuang@seas.harvard.edu),ortherelevantAssistantDirectorofUndergraduateStudies:for
MechanicalandMaterialsScienceandEngineeringandElectricalandComputerEngineering,
Dr.ChristopherLombardo(lombardo@seas.harvard.edu)forEnvironmentalScienceand
Engineering,Dr.PatrickUlrich(pulrich@seas.harvard.edu)forBiomedicalSciencesand
EngineeringandBioengineering,Dr.SujataBhatia(sbhatia@seas.harvard.edu).Students
canalsocontacttheSEASUndergraduateAcademicProgramsAdministrator,KathyLovell
(klovell@seas.harvard.edu).UndergraduateTeacherEducationProgram:Concentratorsmay
beeligibletoobtaincertificationtoteachinmiddleorsecondaryschoolsinMassachusetts
andthefortyonestateswithwhichMassachusettshasreciprocity.SeeChapter2formore
informationabouttheUndergraduateTeacherEducationProgram(UTEP).

ENROLLMENTSTATISTICS
NumberofConcentratorsasofDecember

Concentrators 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014


EngineeringSciences 110 145 148 165 147 111 98
EngineeringSciences+another
2 1 5 4 6 2 4
field
Anotherfield+Engineering
1 1 0 0 0 3 3
Sciences

English
ProfessorJamesEngell,DirectorofUndergraduateStudies

Theundergraduateprogramintroducesstudentstothefullbreadthofimaginativeliterature
writtenintheEnglishlanguagefromtheeighthcenturytoitsmorerecentdispersalaroundthe
globe.WhetherengagedwithliterarygiantssuchasChaucer,Shakespeare,Milton,
Dickinson,Keats,andWoolforinexplorationoflessfamousauthors,studentsintheEnglish
programhavearareopportunitytocombineaestheticpleasure,intellectualstimulation,and
ethicaldeliberationintheirplanofstudy.Intheirfirstthreetermsconcentratorstakethree
commongroundcoursesthatintegrategenreandmodes,historicalperiods,andgeographic
dispersalinawaythatlendscoherencetoanotherwisevastfield.Becauseoftheirsmallsize,
thesecoursesofferstudentssustainedattentionthatcanhelpthemlearntouse
thevocabulary,andtheanalyticaltools,fordiscussingliteratureandforwritingcriticalessays.
Movingoutfromthisfoundationinthediscipline,studentsexploreEnglishliteratureand
languagethroughelectives,guidedintheirchoicesbyafacultyadviser.

AdegreeinEnglishpreparesstudentsforanyfieldinwhichcarefulreading,clearthinking,
andpersuasivewritingarevalued.Ourconcentratorsregularlygoontograduateschooland
tosuccessfulcareersinbusiness,law,education,medicine,andotherfieldstoonumerousto
list.Sharpeningonespowersofdiscernmentaswellaswideningonesintellectualhorizonsis
attheheartofaliberaleducation.Suchaneducation,towhichliteratureiscentral,prepares
thestudentforlifeasanengaged,intelligentlycaringcitizenoftheworld.

Theprogramoffersawidearrayofcreativewritingclassesinpoetry,fiction,nonfiction,and
workforthescreenandstage.Althoughstudentsareadmittedbyapplicationonly,theclasses
areopentoallundergraduates,includingnonconcentrators.
Concentratorswhopursueanhonorsdegreehavetheopportunitytowriteaseniorthesis,
whichmaytaketheformofaninvestigationofacriticaltopicoracreativewritingproject
(whichrequiresaseparateapplication).AllthesesaredirectedbyaprofessorintheEnglish
faculty.Honorsseniorswhochoosenottowriteathesishavetheoptionoftakingtwo
undergraduateseminarsinplaceoftheseniortutorial.

EnglishconcentratorscanpursueeithertheElectiveProgramortheHonorsProgram.The
ElectiveProgramallowsmorescopeforcourseselectionwithinandoutsidetheEnglish
Department.StudentsintheHonorsProgramengageinmoreintensivestudythrough
seminarsandthethesisoptions.Agradepointaverageof3.40orhigherintheconcentration
isrequiredintheHonorsProgram,beginninginthejunioryear.Athirdoption,forHonors
candidatesonly,isajointconcentration,whichculminatesinathesissupervisedjointlybya
memberoftheEnglishdepartmentandamemberoftheallieddepartment(seebelow.)A
gradepointaverageof3.60orhigherisrequiredforthejointconcentration.

REQUIREMENTS

ElectiveProgram:11courses(44credits)
HonorsProgram:14courses(56credits)
JointConcentration:8courses(32credits)inEnglish

AllEnglishconcentratorstakethreeCommonGroundcourses:

English4049:LiteraryArrivals,7001700
English5059:Poets
English6069:LiteraryMigrations:AmericainTransnationalContext

Electiveconcentratorstakeeightadditionalcourses:

OnemustinvolveShakespeare
Twomaybecreativewritingworkshops
TwomayberelatedcoursesfromoutsidetheEnglishDepartment

Honorsconcentratorstakeelevenadditionalcourses:

TheJuniorTutorial(English98r)
TheSeniorTutorial(English99r,twoterms)ortwoadditional90seminars
ForeignLiterature
Sevenelectives:onemustinvolveShakespeareonemustbea90seminartwomay
becreativewritingworkshopsandordinarily,twomayberelatedcoursesfromoutside
theEnglishDepartment

Jointconcentratorstakefiveadditionalcourses:

TheJuniorTutorial(English98r)
TheSeniorTutorial(English99r,twoterms)
ForeignLiterature
OnecourseinvolvingShakespeare

SeniorYear,HonorsConcentrators:Honorsstudentshavethreeoptionsforthesenior
year:

Criticalthesis:Thetwotermseniortutorial,English99,culminatesinacompleted
thesissubmittedinMarch.TheprocessbeginsinAprilofthejunioryearwithathesis
proposalof300to500words.
Creativethesis:Likethecriticalthesis,acreativethesisiscompletedinthetwoterms
ofEnglish99.Creativethesisproposalsbyhonorsjuniors(outofphasestudents
included)aresubmittedinFebruary.Studentsapplyingforacreativewritingthesis
ordinarilywillhavecompletedatleastonecourseincreativewritingatHarvardbefore
theyapply.QuestionsaboutcreativethesesshouldbedirectedtoBretJohnston,
DirectoroftheCreativeWritingProgram,ortoLaurenBimmler,UndergraduateProgram
Administrator.Creativewritingthesisinformationmaybefoundonthedepartmentweb
site.
Nonthesisoption:Honorsstudentswhowouldrathernotwriteathesismaychoose
theoptionoftakingtwoadditional90levelseminars.Studentswhochoosethisoption
willnotbeeligibletoreceiveadepartmentaldegreerecommendationhigherthanwith
honors.

OralExaminationforHighestDepartmentalHonors:Toberecommendedfor
highestdepartmentalhonors,eligibleseniorstakeafortyfiveminuteoral
examinationattheendofthesenioryear.

JointConcentration:

UponapprovalfromthedepartmentsUndergraduateProgramOffice,honors
candidatesmaycombineaconcentrationinEnglishwithaconcentrationinanother
department,supervisedbyadvisersineachdepartment.Itisachallengingundertaking,
inpartbecausejointconcentratorsareexpectedtotakemorecoursesthanother
students.Ordinarily,onlystudentswithaconcentrationGPAof3.6orabove,anoverall
strongrecord,andaclearlyformulatedprojectacrosstwodisciplineswillreceive
approval.Ajointseniorthesisisrequired.
JointconcentratorsmaydeclareEnglishtobeeithertheirprimaryorallied
concentrationtherequirementsarethesameforboth.Studentsareexpectedtotake
thejuniortutorialinEnglish.Theseniortutorialwillbeadministeredbytheprimary
department,butevenifEnglishistheallieddepartment,anEnglishfacultymemberwill
beajointadviserofthethesis.Decisionsabouteachtutorialandtheentireshapeofthe
jointdegreedependonclosecollaborationbetweenthetwodepartmentsateverystage.
Studentsinterestedindeclaringajointconcentrationmustcompleteachangeof
concentrationform,whichmustbesignedbybothdepartmentsandbythestudents
AllstonBurrResidentDean.ForfurtherinformationcontactLaurenBimmler
(lbimmler@fas.harvard.edu).

OtherInformation:

TheForeignLiteratureRequirementforhonorscandidatesgoesbeyondtheColleges
foreignlanguagerequirement.Insimpleterms,itaskshonorscandidatestotakeonecourse
inwhichworksofliteraturearereadintheoriginallanguage,andthusrulesoutbasic
grammarandcomprehensioncourses.Studentsmay,however,fulfilltherequirementby
takingtwotermsofOldEnglishwithintheEnglishDepartment,orbytakingtwotermsof
intermediatelevelcoursesinanotherlanguage.

Pass/FailandSAT/UNS:Coursescountingforconcentrationcreditmustbetakenforaletter
grade.TheonlyexceptionsaretheseniortutorialandoneFreshmanSeminar,whichare
gradedSAT/UNS.OnlyoneFreshmanSeminar,taughtbyamemberoftheEnglish
departmentfaculty,maybecountedforconcentrationcredit.

CreativeWritingCourses:Admissiontocreativewritingcoursesisbyapplicationonly.Only
twocreativewritingcoursesmaycounttowardthetotalnumberofrequiredcoursesforthe
concentration,althoughstudentsmayapplyforandenrollinasmanyastheirplanofstudy
canaccommodate.

ADVISING

TheEnglishDepartmentiscommittedtoprovidinghighqualityadvisingtoundergraduate
concentrators,prospectiveconcentratorsandanyHarvardstudentinterestedinthestudyof
Englishliterature.TheUndergraduateProgramOfficeassignseachsophomore,junior,and
seniorconcentratortoafacultyadviser.Allconcentratorsareencouragedtovisitother
membersoftheEnglishfacultyduringscheduledofficehours.ThestaffoftheUndergraduate
ProgramOfficeisalwaysavailableduringopenofficehourstodiscussspecificquestions
regardingtheprogram.

RESOURCES

ChildMemorialLibrary,locatedonthetopfloorofWidenerLibrary,istheEnglishDepartment
researchlibrary.Itsextensive,noncirculatingcollectioncomprisesworksfromallareasand
periodsofEnglishandAmericanliterature.Maintainedandstaffedbygraduatestudents,
ChildLibraryisdedicatedtoprovidinguptodate,scholarlyeditionsofauthors,aswellasa
crosssectionofrecentandinfluentialcriticism.

LibraryGuideforEnglishConcentrators.

HOWTOFINDOUTMORE

TheGuideforConcentrators,alongwithallworksheetsandforms,isavailableonthe
departmentwebsite.

QuestionsmaybedirectedtotheEnglishDepartmentOfficeat6174952533,orcontactany
memberofthestaff:

JamesEngell,DirectorofUndergraduateStudies,6174955055,
jengell@fas.harvard.edu
LaurenBimmler,UndergraduateProgramAdministrator,6174954252,
lbimmler@fas.harvard.edu
HenryVegaOrtiz,UndergraduateProgramAssistant,6174958443,
henryvegaortiz@fas.harvard.edu

ENROLLMENTSTATISTICS
NumberofConcentratorsasofDecember

Concentrators 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014

English 236 209 197 182 159 153 163


English+anotherfield 6 6 4 4 9 9 8
Anotherfield+English 3 3 1 1 4 2 6

EnvironmentalScienceandPublicPolicy
ProfessorPaulMoorcroft,HeadTutor

www.espp.fas.harvard.edu

TheconcentrationinEnvironmentalScienceandPublicPolicy(ESPP)isdesignedtoprovide
amultidisciplinaryintroductiontocurrentproblemsoftheenvironment.Itisfoundedonthe
premisethattheabilitytoformrationaljudgmentsconcerningmanyofthecomplex
challengesconfrontingsocietytodayinvolvingtheenvironmentrequiresbothan
understandingoftheunderlyingscientificandtechnicalissuesandanappreciationforthe
relevanteconomic,political,legal,historical,andethicaldimensions.Allstudentshaveto
satisfyacoreofrequirementsinthephysical,biological,andsocialsciencesand
mathematics.Dependingonpreparation,studentsmaybeencouragedtosubstitutemore
advancedcoursesfortheserequirements.Inconsultationwiththeirconcentrationadvisor,
studentsalsodevelopanindividualplanofstudyforaseriesofadvancedcoursesarounda
particularfieldofspecialization.Throughtheirfieldofspecialization,studentsdevelop
expertiseinaparticularfieldofstudyrelatingtotheenvironment.*

Inthejunioryear,studentstakeoneormoreseminarstocomplementtheirfieldof
specialization.Theseminarsareenvisagedasacentralintegratingcomponentofthe
concentration.Theseminarscoveranumberofcurrentenvironmentalissues,
comprehensivelyandindepth.Theyaretaughtbyfacultyfromanumberofdepartmentsin
theFacultyofArtsandSciencesandfromseveraloftheprofessionalschools,includingthe
KennedySchoolofGovernment,theSchoolofPublicHealth,andtheGraduateSchoolof
DesignandtheBusinessSchool.Topicscoveredchangefromyeartoyear,buthaveincluded
policyissuesrelatingtoenvironmentalhealth,ecologyandlanduse,renewableenergy,
conservationandbiodiversity,andenvironmentalcrises,climatechangeandpopulationflight.

Inthesenioryear,studentsundertakeacapstoneprojectinwhichtheyconductanindepth
examinationofaparticularenvironmentalissueconsistentwiththeirfieldofspecialization,
applyingskillsandknowledgegainedintheircoursesandtutorialexperiences.Forstudents
wishingtobeconsideredforhonors,thecapstoneprojectconsistsofayearlong8credit
courseseniorthesis,whilefornonhonorsstudentsthetypicalrequirementisaonecourse
termpaperorequivalent.

TheconcentrationisoverseenbyaCommitteeonDegreesfunctioningasaBoardofTutors
includingrepresentativesfromotherdepartmentsoftheFacultyofArtsandSciencesand
fromotherSchoolsasappropriatetoensuretherequisitebreadthoftheprogram.

*Tothelevelthatwouldenablethemtopursuegraduatelevelstudyintherelevant
discipline(s)iftheychoosetodoso.

REQUIREMENTS
BasicRequirements:13courses(52credits)

1.Requiredcourses:
1.IntroductoryCourse:Theintroductorycourseisdesignedtoprovideamulti
disciplinaryexaminationofaparticularcurrentenvironmentalchallenge.
1coursechosenfrom:
ESPP11.SustainableDevelopment
EPS22.TheFluidEarth:Oceans,Atmosphere,Climate,andEnvironment
SPU25.Energy:Perspectives,ProblemsandProspects
SPU29.TheClimateEnergyChallenge
SPU31.EnergyResourcesandtheEnvironment
SLS22.HumanInfluenceonLifeintheSea
SLS25.Trees,ForestsandGlobalChange
2.PhysicalSciences:PS1orPS11orEPS1351course
3.Mathematicsand/orStatistics:2courses
Minimum:Math1aandMath1b.Moreadvancedcoursesareencouraged.
4.BiologicalSciences:OEB10orLS1aorLS1borOEB551course
5.SocialSciences:ESPP77or781course
6.Economics:Ec1661orEc16871course(Dependingonastudents
background,anadditionalcourseinMicroeconomicsmayberequiredinorderto
takeEconomics1661or1687.)
7.AdvancedCourses:4coursesinthestudentsfieldofspecialization.
Atleastonecoursemustbefromthesocialsciences/policy,andatleastone
coursemustbechosenfromthenaturalsciencesorengineering.Onecourse
mustbeinEPSunlessastudenthastakenEPS22,SPU25,SPU29orSPU31
astheirIntroductoryCourse(see"a"above).
8.JuniorSeminar:ESPP901course,onecoursechosenfromESPP90junior
seminarofferings(consistentwithfocusfieldofspecialization)
9.CapstoneProject(nonhonors):ESPP91rSupervisedReadingandResearch1
courseinthecapstoneproject,studentsconductanindepthexaminationofa
particularenvironmentalissueconsistentwiththeirfieldofspecialization(the
typicalrequirementisatermpaperorequivalent).
2.Tutorials:JuniorYear,ESPP90seminarrequiredofallconcentrators.
3.Thesis:None.
4.GeneralExamination:None.
5.OtherInformation:
1.Studentsmustfileaconcentrationplanofstudyandidentifytheirfieldof
specializationbytheendoftheirsophomoreyear.Theplanofstudywillbe
developedinconsultationwiththestudentsadviser,andwillbereviewedand
approvedbytheESPPBoardofTutors.Theplanofstudyistoberevisedand
reviewedattheendofthejunioryear.
2.CourseSubstitutions.Studentsinterestedinsubstitutingacourseinplaceofthe
aboverequirementsshouldconsulttheirconcentrationadviserandsubmita
petitiontotheHeadTutor.

HonorsRequirements:14courses(56credits)

1.Requiredcourses:
1.SameasBasicRequirements.
2.SameasBasicRequirements.
3.SameasBasicRequirements.
4.SameasBasicRequirements.
5.SameasBasicRequirements.
6.SameasBasicRequirements.
7.SameasBasicRequirements.
8.SameasBasicRequirements.
9.ESPP99.SeniorTutorial/Thesis2courses
2.Tutorials:
1.JuniorYear:ESPP90Seminarrequiredofallconcentrators
2.SeniorYear:ESPP99SeniorTutorial/Thesis
3.Thesis:Required.WrittenaspartofESPP99.
4.GeneralExamination:None.
5.OtherInformation:SameasBasicRequirements.

ADVISING

Atthebeginningofthefirsttermofconcentration,theHeadTutorassignseachstudenttoone
ofthefacultymembersoftheESPPBoardofTutorswhowillactastheirconcentration
advisor.Theseassignmentsarebasedonthestudent'sinterestsandtheircurrentintended
fieldofspecialization.Formanystudents,theirinterestsandplannedfieldofspecialization
willevolveovertime.WeviewthisevolutionasanintegralpartoftheESPPadvisingprocess.
Ifdesired,studentsmaybesubsequentlyreassignedtoanadvisormoreappropriateforthe
student'sdevelopingfieldofspecialization.

Studentsareexpectedtomeetindividuallywiththeiradvisoratleastonceeachtermto
discusstheirplanofstudyandtheirresultingcourseselections,researchopportunities,and
otheracademicmatters.However,studentsareencouragedtomeetwiththeiradvisersmore
oftenthroughouttheyearastheirinterestsanddesiredfieldofspecializationdevelops.The
advisor'ssignatureonstudycardsisrequired.Studentsmayalsoseekadvicefromany
memberoftheBoardofTutorsinEnvironmentalScienceandPublicPolicy.

RESOURCES

TheconcentrationsphysicalandadministrativehomeislocatedintheHarvardUniversity
CenterforEnvironment.TheCenterservesthelargerHarvardcommunityandprovidesa
focusforinterdisciplinary,crossfacultyresearchandeducation.Thecenterdrawsitsstrength
fromfacultymembersandstudentsfromacrosstheUniversityandcomplementsthe
environmentaleducationandresearchactivitiesofthecommunityofscholarsbasedin
Harvardsacademicunits.StewardedbytheFacultyofArtsandSciences,theCenteris
designedtoservetheentireHarvardcommunitybydevelopingandfacilitatingprojectsand
activitiesintheareasofenvironmentaleducation,research,andoutreachaddingthevalue
ofanintegrated,collaborativeapproachtotraditionalacademicpursuits.

TheCenterswebsitewww.environment.harvard.eduprovidesawealthofinformation
resources,including:anonlineguidetoenvironmentalstudiescoursesstudentgroups
facultyandresearcherscentersatHarvardandelectroniclistservesforenvironmental
events.TheCenteralsosupportsaseriesofdistinguishedlectures,colloquia,andother
eventsthroughoutthecalendaryear.

HOWTOFINDOUTMORE

AdditionalinformationmaybeobtainedfromtheHeadTutor,ProfessorPaulMoorcroft
(paul_moorcroft@harvard.edu),orMs.LorraineMaffeo,UndergraduateProgram
Administrator,24OxfordStreet,Room315,(6174966995,maffeo@fas.harvard.edu),orby
visitingwww.espp.fas.harvard.edu.

ENROLLMENTSTATISTICS
NumberofConcentratorsasofDecember

Concentrators 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014


EnvironmentalScienceandPublicPolicy 52 45 48 40 38 33 36

EnvironmentalScienceandPublicPolicy
2 1 3 5 4 2 3
+anotherfield

Anotherfield+EnvironmentalScience
3 2 1 1 0 0 0
andPublicPolicy

FolkloreandMythology
ProfessorSteveMitchell,DirectorofUndergraduateStudies

ConcentrationinFolkloreandMythologyisaliberaleducationinandofitself.Theprogram
encouragesthestudyofanygivensocietythroughitslanguageandculture,offeringanarray
ofchoicesfordrawingonavarietyofdisciplinesinthehumanitiesandsocialsciences.To
focusonthefolkloreandmythologyofasociety(atregionalaswellasnationallevels)isto
understandhowthatsocietydefinesitselfthroughepics,music,folktales,legends,dramas,
dance,rituals,beliefs,proverbs,customs,lawcodes,festivalcelebrations,wisdom
literature,andmanyotherformsofexpressiveculture.Tostudythefolkloreandmythologyof
anygroupistodiscoverhowthatgroupidentifiesitselfinrelationtoothergroups.
Concentratorsconductindependentresearchontheoralorwrittenformsoffolkloreand
mythologyinavarietyofcultures,amongthemAfrican,NorthandSouthAmerican,Celtic,
Chinese,English,German,Greek,Indian,Japanese,Scandinavian,andSlavic.

Thepurposeofthebasiccoursesoutlinedbelowistoprovideconcentratorswithageneral
knowledgeofthematerialsoffolkloreandmythology,itsgenresanddivisions,andthevarious
kindsofintellectualapproachestothematerialsthathavebeen,andstillare,usedto
understandandinterpretthem.Thecourseonfieldworkandethnographycontinuesthis
purposeofprovidinggeneralbackgroundbycritiquingandapplyingvariousanthropological
methodsofinterpretingculturalexpressions.Inthesebasiccoursesandearlytutorials,
materialsfrommanyculturesareused.

Thespecialfieldsaredesignedtoassurethattheconcentratorhasanindepthknowledgeof
folkloreandmythologyinonegivenarea.Thereisconsiderablevariationinthespecialfields
administeredbytheCommitteeonDegreesinFolkloreandMythology,andthespecific
requirementsvaryfromfieldtofield.Theycanberoughlydividedbetweenthosethatare
languageandliteraturebasedandthosethatarenot,suchasmusicorsocialanthropology.
SampleprogramsfortheseveralspecialfieldsareavailablethroughtheHeadTutorsoffice,
buteachstudentshouldworkoutthedetailsofhisorherownPlanofStudywiththeHead
Tutororthecommitteememberormembersrepresentingtheparticularspecialfields.

Thetutorialsinthesecondhalfofthejunioryearandthroughoutthesenioryearareinthe
specialfield,theseniortutorialsbeingeitherdevotedlargelytodevelopingaseniorthesis,or
toaseniorproject.Duringthesenioryear,weexpectstudentsconcentratinginFolklore&
Mythologytodemonstratetheircommandofculturaltheoryandanalysis.Intheseniorproject
option,FolkloreandMythology96r,suchcompetencemaybedemonstratedthrough,for
example,aperformance,exhibit,orwrittenanalysis,usuallyinconnectionwithspecific
FolkloreandMythologycourses(orrelatedcoursesapprovedbytheHeadTutor).Students
whowishtobeconsideredforhighhonorsorhighesthonorswriteaSeniorHonorsThesis,an
extendedresearchprojectcarriedoutovertwosemestersasFolkloreandMythology99,
underthesupervisionofafacultyadviser.

StudentsinterestedinconcentratinginFolkloreandMythologyshouldmakeanappointment
withtheHeadTutortodiscusstheconcentrationandspecialfieldinterests.Joint
concentrationswithotherfieldsarepossibleandstudentsshoulddiscusstheirinterestsof
combiningfieldswiththeHeadTutorsorDirectorsofUndergraduateStudiesofbothFolklore
andMythologyandthealliedprogramtodiscussoptions.

REQUIREMENTS
14courses(56credits)

1.Requiredcourses:
1.CultureandBelief16.
2.FolkloreandMythology97,FolkloreandMythology98aandb,andeitherFolklore
andMythology96r(oneterm,repeatable)orFolkloreandMythology99(two
terms).Seeitem2below.
3.FolkloreandMythology90:OnecoursefromamongtheFolkloreandMythology
90series,oranapprovedsubstitute.
4.FivecoursesinaspecialfieldtobeselectedwiththeadviceoftheHeadTutorora
committeememberinthatfield.
5.Twocoursesoutsidethespecialfield,tobeselectedfromamongsuchcoursesas
thecommitteemaydesignate.
2.Tutorials:
1.Sophomoreyear:FolkloreandMythology97required.Lettergraded.
2.Junioryear:FolkloreandMythology98aandbrequired.Lettergraded.
3.Senioryear:FolkloreandMythology99(twoterms),gradedSAT/UNSorFolklore
andMythology96r(oneterm,repeatable),lettergraded.
3.ThesisorSeniorProject:Requiredofallconcentratorsinthesenioryear.
4.GeneralExamination:Requiredofallconcentratorsinthefinaltermofthesenioryear.
5.Otherinformation:
1.Pass/Fail:CoursescountingforconcentrationcreditmaynotbetakenPass/Fail,
exceptthatoneFreshmanSeminarmaybecountedforconcentrationcreditifthe
studentreceivedapositiveevaluationandifpermissiontodosoisobtainedfrom
theHeadTutor.
2.SpecialFields:Beforeorduringfalltermofthejunioryeareachconcentratormust
chooseaspecialfieldinconsultationwiththeHeadTutorandanappointed
adviser.
3.LanguageStudy:ProficiencyinalanguageotherthanEnglish,equivalenttothat
acquiredbytwoyearsofcollegestudy,ishighlyrecommended.Uptothree
coursesoflanguagestudymay,inindividualcasesandwiththeapprovalofthe
HeadTutorinconsultationwithanadviserintherelevantspecialfield,becounted
towardconcentration.Thespecificsoflanguagestudywithintheconcentration
shouldbediscussedatanearlystagewiththeHeadTutorandtheadviserinthe
concentratorsspecialfield.

ADVISING

StudentsplanningtoconcentrateinFolkloreandMythologyshouldseetheDirectorof
UndergraduateStudiesandafacultymemberinthestudentsprospectivespecialfield,
normallyamemberoraffiliatedmember,ofthecommittee.Concentratorsarerequiredtosee
theHeadTutoratthebeginningofeachtermaboutselectionofcoursesandtutorials,
preparationfortheseniorthesisorseniorprojectandgeneralexamination,andforher
signatureonstudycards.

ForuptodateinformationonadvisinginFolkloreandMythology,pleaseseetheAdvising
ProgramsOfficewebsite.

RESOURCES

TheMilmanParryCollectionofOralLiteratureisoneofthelargestandbestofitskindinthe
world.Itcontainsunpublishedepics,ballads,songs,tales,andotherkindsoflorefrom
Europe,Africa,Asia,andNorthAmericaintheoriginallanguages.Studentsinterestedinfolk
lifeorethnographywillfindthesuperbcollectionsinthePeabodyMuseumofvalue.The
ArchivesofWorldMusicintheMusicBuildingconstitutearichsource,notonlyfor
ethnomusicologistsbutforfolkloristsingeneral.

HOWTOFINDOUTMORE

StudentsareinvitedtoconsulttheDirectorofUndergraduateStudies,ProfessorSteve
Mitchell(samitch@fas.harvard.eduor6174954788),orDepartmentAdministratorHolly
Hutchison(hhutchis@fas.harvard.edu).

Pleaseseeourwebsite.

ENROLLMENTSTATISTICS
NumberofConcentratorsasofDecember

Concentrators 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014


FolkloreandMythology 13 18 10 14 12 14 9

*Anotherfield+FolkloreandMythology 3 1 2 0 0 1 1
*FolkoreandMythologyparticipatesinjointconcentrationsonlywhentheotherconcentration
istheprimaryconcentration.

GermanicLanguagesandLiteratures
ProfessorNicoleStterlin,DirectorofUndergraduateStudies,German

ProfessorStevenMitchell,DirectorofUndergraduateStudies,Scandinavian

TheDepartmentofGermanicLanguagesandLiteraturesoffersarichanddiverseprogramof
literaryandculturalstudies,includingfilmandmusic.Weofferstudentstheoptiontopursuea
concentrationinGermanStudies,ScandinavianStudies,orajointconcentrationinGerman
andanotherfield.Ourgoalistoprovidestudentswiththeenrichingexperienceofstudying
languages,literatures,andculturesdifferentfromtheirownsotheycangainnew
perspectivesontheirlanguagesandcountriesoforigin.Atthesametime,studentswilllearn
howtheGermanspeakingandNordiccountrieshaveinfluencedthedevelopmentofWestern
cultureandsociety.ByacquiringproficiencyinGermanoraScandinavianlanguage,students
willgainalastingskillusefulinmanyfieldsofendeavor.Theprogramisdesignednotonlyfor
studentswhowishtopursuegraduatestudyinGermanicstudies,butalsoforstudentswho
choosecareersinmedicine,law,government,scientificresearch,business,thearts,design,
andotherfields.

Ourdepartmenthasahighlyfavorableratiooffulltimefacultytoconcentrators,which
enablesthefacultytoprovidestudentswithindividualguidanceandsupport.Muchofthe
tutorialworkisdonebyfulltimefaculty,andallseniorswritingathesishavetheopportunityto
workindividuallywithaprofessor.Thedepartmentactivelysupportsbothworkandstudy
abroad,andallconcentrationoptionsaredesignedtoaccommodatethem.

Therearenoprerequisitesfortheconcentrationhowever,studentsshouldfirstdeveloptheir
languageskillstomeettherequiredlevelofproficiency.Germanlanguageisofferedfrom
beginningtoadvancedlevelsstudentswithpriorknowledgeofGermanshouldtakea
placementtest.StudentsmaybegintostudytheGermanlanguagewithGermanA
(elementaryGerman)orwithGermanBab(intensiveelementary).Mostconcentratorsin
GermantakethesequenceofGermanC(secondyear)andatleastone60levelcourse(third
year)inordertopreparethemforthe100levelcourses.Theintroductorysurveycourses,
German101and102(formerly71and72),countasthesophomoretutorialinGerman,
thoughstudentsarepermittedtopostponethissequenceuntiltheirjunioryear.Students
interestedintheScandinavianconcentration(ortheSwedishlanguagecitation)arelikewise
urgedtobegintheirlanguagestudyassoonaspossible.Studentswithpriorknowledgeofa
ScandinavianlanguageshouldcontactProfessorMitchellforplacement.Ourprogramoffers
Swedishcoursesthroughthesecondyearlevel,fromSwedishAa(BeginningSwedish
LanguageandLiterature)toSwedishBbr(SpecialTopicsinSwedishLiteratureandCulture),
aswellasOldNorse(Scandinavian160aand160br).Scandinavian91r(IndependentStudy)
isavailableforadvancedlanguagestudents.Danish,Finnish,modernIcelandic,and
Norwegianareavailableaslanguagetutorialcourses(Scandinavian90r.ac).Students
interestedintheselanguagesshouldcontactProfessorMitchellattheirearliestopportunity,
preferablypriortothestartoftheacademictermwhenthestudentwishestobeginhis/her
languagestudy.

Concentratorsdesiringtobeconsideredforhonorswriteathesisof40to50pages.The
thesisisdesignedtodemonstratethatacandidatecanreadandinterpretaliterarytextora
complexculturalorsocialphenomenonwithauthority,insight,andoriginality,andthats/heis
familiarwiththemajorcriticalwritingsonthesubject.Allseniorsarerequiredtopassaone
houroralorathreehourwrittenexamination.Thequestionsforthisexamination,designedto
givestudentstheopportunitytosynthesizetheknowledgetheyhavegainedfromtheir
studies,arebasedonindividualreadinglistssubmittedbyeachseniortoafacultycommittee.
Inaddition,allgraduatingseniorsarerequiredtotakeafinallanguageassessmentinallfour
skills:speaking,listening,writing,andreading.ThedepartmentoffersanAB/AMdegreeoption
forAdvancedStandingstudents.Informationcanbefoundonthedepartmentswebsite
studentsinterestedinthisoptionareencouragedtoconsultwiththeDirectorof
UndergraduateStudiesbythefalltermoftheirthirdyear.

OPTIONS:

GermanStudies
ScandinavianStudies

REQUIREMENTS
BasicRequirementsforAllOptions

1.Requiredcourses:SeeSpecificRequirementsforeachoption.
2.Tutorials:
1.Sophomoreyear:Optional,seeSpecificRequirements.
2.Junioryear:Optional,seeSpecificRequirements.
3.Senioryear:German99(twoterms)orScandinavian99(twoterms)requiredof
honorscandidates.GradedSAT/UNS.
3.Thesis:Requiredofhonorscandidatesonly.
4.GeneralExamination:Requiredofallconcentrators,includingjointconcentrators,inthe
senioryear.
5.Otherinformation:
1.Pass/Fail:NoneofthecoursescountedforconcentrationmaybetakenPass/Fail
exceptfor200levelcourses.
2.CoursescountedforconcentrationcreditmustbepassedwithagradeofBor
above.
3.Thedegreeofhonorsrecommendedisbasedontheresultsofthegeneral
examination,thegradeaverage,andthethesisevaluation.
4.OneoftheFrameworkscoursesintheHumanities(Hum11ac)maycounttoward
concentrationcredit.

GermanStudies
SpecificRequirements

1.Basicrequiredcourses:Ninecourses(36credits).
1.UptotwocoursesinGermanonthe60level(maybewaivedbyDirectorof
UndergraduateStudiesonthebasisofequivalentpreparation).
2.Atleastoneintroductorysurveycourse:German101and/or102(formerly71and
72).
3.FouradditionalcoursesinGermanonthe100levelorabove.

4.AnadditionalthreecourseseitherinGermanorinrelatedfieldswithsufficient
focusontheGermanaspectofthefield.InconsultationwiththeDirectorof
UndergraduateStudies,studentscoordinatethesecoursesintoacoherentbut
flexibleprogramofstudy.CoursesmaybeselectedfromsuchfieldsasEnglish
folkloreandmythologygovernmenthistoryhistoryofartandarchitecturehistory
ofsciencelinguisticsliteraturemusicphilosophypsychologyreligionvisual
andenvironmentalstudieswomen,gender,andsexualityandothers,including
Germanitself.

Uptothreecourses(combinedfromCandD)maybecoursesinwhichthe
instructionandreadingsareentirelyinEnglish.Together,thesecoursesshould
addressawidespectrumofGermanculturefromthemedievalperiodtothe
present,andatleastoneshouldaddressaliterarygenre.
2.Coursesrequiredforhonorseligibility:Elevencourses(44credits).SameasItem1,
plustwotermsofGerman99(ThesisTutorial).
3.Otherinformation:
1.TheconcentrationisdesignedtomakeitpossibletobeginwithElementary
German(GermanAorBab)inthefreshmanyearandtocompletethe
concentrationwithoutdifficulty.
2.Atthestudent'srequest,concentrationcreditisgranted,beyondthebasicrequired
courses,forsecondyearlanguagecourses(GermanCa,CbandDab).
3.OneoftheFrameworkscoursesintheHumanities(Hum11ac)maycounttoward
concentrationcredit.

JointConcentrationRequirements
ThisoptionisintendedforstudentswhowishtocombinethestudyofGermancultureand
literaturewiththestudyofoneotherfieldsignificantlyrelatedtosomeaspectofthelarger
fieldofGermaniclanguagesandliteratures.ProgramsinGermanandhistoryofartand
architecture,Germanandmusic,andGermanandphilosophyhavebeenapprovedbythe
departmentsconcerned.ProgramsinGermanandanotherliterature,orGermanandanother
fieldmaybesubmittedforapprovalofthedepartmentsconcerned.Forinformationabout
otherpossiblecombinations,consulttheDirectorofUndergraduateStudies.

Requiredcourses:Twelvecourses(48credits).

1.FivenumberedcoursesinGerman,whichshouldincludeGerman101or102(formerly
71or72).Onlyonemaybeanintroductoryorsurveycourse.
2.Fivecoursesintherelatedsubject.
3.German99(twoterms).Thesis.

ScandinavianStudies
SpecificRequirements

ThisoptionisintendedforstudentswhowishtocombinethestudyofScandinavianliterature
andculturewiththestudyofsomeaspectofWesterncivilizationcloselyrelatedtoaspecial
areaofthelargerfieldofScandinavianLanguagesandLiteratures.ProgramsinScandinavian
andotherliteratures(includingGerman),drama,folklore,history,linguistics,oranaspectof
thesocialsciencesmaybesubmittedforapprovalbytheDirectorofUndergraduateStudies.
Notethatthisisnotconsideredajointconcentrationandthatthelevelofhonorswillbe
determinedsolelybytheDepartmentofGermanicLanguagesandLiteratures.

1.Basicrequiredcourses:Tencourses(40credits).
1.SixcoursesinScandinavian(mayincludeScandinavian91randScandinavian97
and98).
2.Fourcoursesinrelatedsubjects.
2.Coursesrequiredforhonorseligibility:Twelvecourses.SameasItem1,plustwoterms
ofScandinavian99(ThesisTutorial).
3.Otherinformation:Foralistofapprovedrelatedcourses,seetheDirectorof
UndergraduateStudies,whomustalsoapproveeachconcentrator'scourses.Oneof
theFrameworkscoursesintheHumanities(Hum11ac)maycounttoward
concentrationcredit.

ADVISING

DepartmentaladvisingofconcentratorsinallthreeyearsiscarriedoutbytheDirectorsof
UndergraduateStudies.StudentsmeetwiththeDirectorofUndergraduateStudiesintheir
fieldregularlyatthebeginningofeachtermandthereafterasdesired(contactinformationcan
befoundbelow).

ForuptodateinformationonadvisinginGermanicLanguagesandLiteratures,pleasesee
theAdvisingProgramsOfficewebsite.

RESOURCES

WidenerLibraryoffersthemostcompleteresearchcollectioninGermanandScandinavian
literatures,history,andcivilizationavailableintheUnitedStates.Valuablemanuscriptsand
papersfromtheestatesofsuchdistinguishedGermanpoetsasHofmannsthal,Rilke,and
BrechtandofsuchdistinguishedScandinavianplaywrightsasHenrikIbsenandAugust
Strindberg,canbefoundinHoughtonLibrarytogetherwithmanuscriptsfrommedieval
GermanyandIceland.AuniqueandimportantresourceistheBuschReisingerMuseum,the
onlymuseumonthiscontinentdedicatedtoGermanicart.Themuseum,locatedwithinthe
FoggMuseum,wasestablishedatthebeginningofthiscenturybyKunoFrancke,a
distinguishedprofessorintheGermanDepartment,withtheintentionofacquaintinglanguage
andliteraturestudentswiththeartisticheritageoftheGermanspeakingpeoples.The
GoetheInstitutBoston(170BeaconStreet)offersawidevarietyoflectures,exhibitions,films,
andconcertsonallaspectsofGermanyanditspresentandpastculture,andthe
ScandinavianLibrary(206WalthamStreet,WestNewton)likewisehostslectures,aNordic
filmseries,andaweeklycoffeehour.Studentscangainadditionalpracticeinconversationby
attendingtheGermanandScandinaviantablesheldinthevariousHouses,aweekly
StammtischatTheQueensHead,oramonthlyKaffeestundeintheBarkerCenter.Harvardis
alsohometotheGermanClub,theHarvardCollegeScandinavianSociety,andtheHarvard
ClubofSweden.

HOWTOFINDOUTMORE

Moredetailedinformationonallconcentrationprogramscanbeobtainedbycontactingthe
DirectorofUndergraduateStudiesforGerman,ProfessorNicoleStterlin
(nsuetterlin@fas.harvard.edu,6174964924)ortheDirectorofUndergraduateStudiesfor
Scandinavian,ProfessorStevenMitchell(samitch@fas.harvard.edu,(617)4954788).They
areavailabletoanswerallquestionsregardingthedepartmentsconcentrations,andcan
providestudentswithreadingguides,listsofcoursesapprovedeachyear,copiesofpast
generalexaminations,etc.Allpotentialconcentratorsareencouragedtocontactthem.The
departmentsofficesarelocatedintheBarkerCenter.Additionalinformationisavailableon
ourdepartmentwebsite.

ENROLLMENTSTATISTICS
NumberofConcentratorsasofDecember

Concentrators 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014


GermanicLanguagesandLiteratures 3 6 4 4 4 5 5
GermanicLanguagesandLiteratures+
2 1 0 0 0 0 0
anotherfield
Anotherfield+GermanicLanguagesand
0 1 0 0 2 1 1
Literatures

Government
ProfessorCherylWelch,DirectorofUndergraduateStudies

TheDepartmentofGovernmentwasfoundedandnamedbyPresidentA.LawrenceLowellin
1910,butthefieldofpoliticalscienceintheancientworldcalledthemasterscienceis
mucholder.Moderndefinitionsarelessambitious,butofallthesocialsciences,political
sciencehasperhapstheleastdefiniteboundariesandthemostadventurousbordercrossers.
Becauseitconcernsitselfwithpowerinallofitsmanyformsandconsequences,political
sciencecoversmanysubjects.Theseincludethephilosophyandethicsofexercisingpower
andthehistoryofpoliticalideas(politicaltheory)theoperationanddistinctivenessofpolitics
intheUnitedStates(Americanpolitics)thediversityofpoliticalregimes,institutions,and
behaviorsinthecontemporaryworldandthesignificanceofthesedivergences(comparative
politics)andtheinteractionamonginternationalactors,thecausesofwarandpeace,andthe
rootsofglobalpovertyandprosperity(internationalrelations).Politicalscientistsworkinand
acrossthesedisciplinarysubfieldsusingalargeandvariedtoolkit:qualitativemethodssuch
ashistoricalandarchivalresearch,fieldwork,interviews,andtextualanalysisandvarious
quantitativemethodssuchasstatisticalanalysis,formalmodeling,andexperiments.Some
departmentsofpoliticalsciencespecializeinaparticularsubfieldormethodology.The
HarvardGovernmentDepartment,however,pridesitselfonitscomprehensiveness,diversity,
andvibrantpluralism,inwhichcollaborationandcontestationleadtoimaginative
breakthroughsinthestudyofpolitics.

WhatisitliketoconcentrateinGovernmentatHarvard?

ThedepartmentunderstandsthatundergraduatesconcentrateinGovernmentformany
reasons:somewithscholarlyintent,somewithapassionforpolicy,somewithaneyetoa
politicalcareer,andmanyjustwishingtoknowmoreaboutthisinescapablehumanconcern.
Nevertheless,wehavecommongoalsforallconcentrators.First,weaimtomakeallstudents
awareandcriticaloftheirfirstopinions(sincehumanbeingsareattheirmostopinionatedin
politics).Indeed,weuseourdiversitytomodelcivilwaysofnegotiatingfundamental
disagreements,beginninginGovernment97:SophomoreTutorialacourseinwhich
studentsthink,read,andtalkaboutthemeaningofdemocracyandhearfromfacultywho
studyitfromverydifferentperspectives.Governmentstudentslearntoanalyze,argue,and
persuade:outloudandonpaper.Second,wetrytoassurethatconcentratorsgraspthemain
approachesandtopicsinthedisciplineofpoliticalscience.Allstudentsarerequiredtotakea
basicliteracycourseinapproachestopoliticalscienceresearch(Government50:Introduction
toPoliticalScienceResearchMethods)andatleastonecourseineachofthefourtraditional
subfields.Finally,weoffereachstudentthepossibilityofsatisfyinghisorherparticular
intellectualbentandcuriositythroughaclusterofelectivesandarequiredseminar.Each
studenthasthefreedomtochoosehisorherparticularpaththroughtheGovernment
curriculum,butwewanttoassurethatchoicesarethoughtfulandinformed.Oftenstudents
clusterelectiveseitherinasubfield,ageographicalarea,oraparticularmethodological
approach,andenrollinaseminarthatallowsthemtothinkaboutframingaresearchquestion
usingtheirchosenfocus.

Governmenthastwotracks:standardandhonors.Theydifferinthathonorscandidatesare
requiredtotaketwoseminarsratherthanoneandtowriteaseniorthesis.Forhonors
concentrators,however,theconcentrationplan(i.e.,clusteringtheircoursesinaparticular
areaorapproach)helpstobringafocustoaseniorthesisproject.Honorsconcentratorsoften
usemultipleseminarstoexplorepossiblethesisdirections.Theyarealsostrongly
encouragedtotakeaspecialresearchpracticecourseGovernment61(ResearchPractice
inQuantitativeMethods),Government62(ResearchPracticeinQualitativeMethods),or
Government63(PoliticalTheory:TopicsandResources)toequipthemwiththetoolsto
undertakeanindependentthesisproject.Forthosewhochoosethestandardtrack,thereare
manywaystobringasenseofsummationtotheprograminGovernment:enrollingina
seminar,workingwithaprofessoronaresearchproject,orseekingatransitiontolifebeyond
collegebyjoiningapolitical,community,orbusinessproject.

Whatisthevalueofstudyingpoliticalscience?

Learningtothinkindependentlyandwithsomecriticaldistance,toweighalternatives,towrite
cogently,andtospeakpersuasivelyaboutpoliticalmattersareessentialskillsforresponsibly
democraticcitizenship.Weofcoursehopethatallourconcentratorswilltaketheimprintof
theGovernmentdepartmentwiththemintotheirciviclivesbeyondHarvard.Moreprosaically,
ourrecentgraduateshavepursuedcareersingovernment,business,journalism,and
education.Theyhavefoundedcompanies,launchednonprofits,andrunforoffice.Many
havealsoenrolledindoctoralprogramsinthesocialsciencesandinprofessionalschoolsin
law,medicine,business,publicpolicy,andinternationalrelations.

ArethereoptionsotherthanafullconcentrationinGovernment?

ManystudentspursueasecondaryfieldinGovernment,whichrequiresfivecourses,withno
morethantwoatthefoundationallevel.Forcluesabouthowstudentshaveusedsecondary
fieldsingovernment,pleaseconsulttheSecondaryFieldpageonourwebsite.

Governmentoffersafewstudentsthepossibilityofajointconcentration.Petitionsforjoint
concentrationsareentertainedtwiceayear:onceinSeptemberandonceinFebruary.For
moreaboutthisoption,seetheJointConcentrationpageonourwebsite,andnotethespecial
requirementsforjointconcentratorslistedbelow.

REQUIREMENTS

Forstudentsintheclassof2015andbeyond.

OtherstudentsshouldrefertotheFieldsofConcentrationfromtheyearinwhichthey
declaredtheirconcentration.

BasicRequirements:10courses(40credits)

1.Requiredcourses:
1.FieldRequirements:Onecourseineachofthefoursubfields.Theseneednotbe
foundationalcourses.Thefoursubfieldsare:
1.PoliticalTheory(foundationalcourse:Government10).
2.ComparativeGovernment(foundationalcourse:Government20).
3.AmericanGovernment(foundationalcourse:Government30).
4.InternationalRelations(foundationalcourse:Government40).
2.Government50:IntroductiontoPoliticalScienceResearchMethods.Statistics100
or104maybesubstitutedforGovernment50.IfaStatisticscourseissubstituted,
onemoreGovernmentelectiveisrequired.
3.GovernmentElectives:Threeadditionalcoursesingovernment,fourifsubstituting
Statistics100or104forGovernment50.Uptotwomaybefromalistofpre
approvedHarvardKennedySchoolcourses.
4.Tutorial:Government97:SophomoreTutorial.Lettergraded.
5.Seminar:OneUndergraduateSeminar(Government94).
2.Thesis:Notrequired.
3.GeneralExamination:Notrequired.
4.Otherinformation:
1.Pass/Fail:Onlyoneofthethreeadditionalcoursesingovernmentmaybetaken
Pass/Fail.Allothercoursescountedforconcentrationrequirementsmustbeletter
graded.
2.Government50andStatistics:StudentsshouldtakeeitherGovernment50ora
StatisticscoursetofulfilltheResearchMethodsrequirement.Ifastudenttakes
bothcourses,bothcourseswillcountintothestudentsconcentrationGPA,and
theStatisticscoursecannotcountasoneofthethreerequiredGovernment
electives.
3.AdvancedStanding:AdvancedStandingstudentsmayenrollinGovernment97:
SophomoreTutorialinthespringtermoftheirfirstyear.
4.TheonlycoursesthatmaycountforsubfieldcreditarethoseintheGovernment
sectioninthecoursesearchincourses.my.harvard.eduandcrosslistedcourses
taughtbyaGovernmentDepartmentfacultymember.

RequirementsforHonorsEligibility:13courses(52credits)

1.Requiredcourses:
1.FieldRequirements:Onecourseineachofthefoursubfields(sameasBasic
Requirements).
2.Government50:IntroductiontoPoliticalScienceResearchMethods.Statistics100
or104maybesubstitutedforGovernment50.IfaStatisticscourseissubstituted,
onemoreGovernmentelectiveisrequired(sameasBasicRequirements).
3.Electives:Threeadditionalcoursesingovernment,fourifsubstitutingStatistics
100or104forGovernment50.Uptotwomaybefromalistofpreapproved
HarvardKennedySchoolcourses(sameasBasicRequirements).
4.Tutorials:
1.Sophomoreyear:Government97.Lettergraded.
2.Senioryear:Government99r(twoterms),devotedtothewritingofa
thesis.GradedSAT/UNS.StudentsshouldconsulttheDirectorof
UndergraduateStudiesformoreinformation.
5.Seminars:TwoUndergraduateSeminars(Government94).Studentsmay
substituteoneResearchPracticecourse(Government61,62,or63)foroneofthe
requiredseminars.
2.Thesis:Requiredofallcandidatesforhonors.Astudentmaynotearncreditforthe
secondsemesterof99rwithoutsubmittingacompletedthesis.Toearncreditforthefirst
semesterof99r,astudentmustsubmitatleastthirtypagesofwrittenworkthatis
acceptabletothethesisadviserandmustbeenrolledintheseniorthesisworkshop.
3.GeneralExamination:Awrittengeneralexaminationisnotrequired.Anoral
examinationisrequiredundercertaincircumstances.
4.Otherinformation:
1.Pass/Fail:OnlyoneofthethreeadditionalcoursesinGovernmentmaybetaken
Pass/Fail.Allothercoursescountedforconcentrationrequirementsmustbeletter
graded.
2.Government50andStatistics:StudentsshouldtakeeitherGovernment50ora
StatisticscoursetofulfilltheResearchMethodsrequirement.Ifastudenttakes
bothcourses,bothcourseswillcountintothestudentsconcentrationGPA,and
theStatisticscoursecannotcountasoneofthethreerequiredGovernment
electives.
3.AdvancedStanding:SameasBasicRequirements.
4.TheonlycoursesthatmaycountforsubfieldcreditarethoseintheGovernment
sectionofCoursesofInstructionandcrosslistedcoursestaughtbyaGovernment
Departmentfacultymember.

JointConcentration
GovernmentasthePrimaryField:17courses(68credits)total
(11coursesinGovernment44credits)

1.Requiredcourses:
1.GovernmentFieldRequirements:onecourseineachofthefoursubfields(same
asBasicRequirements).
2.Tutorials:
1.Sophomoreyear:Government97.Lettergraded.
2.Senioryear:Government99r(twoterms),devotedtothewritingofa
thesis.GradedSAT/UNS.StudentsshouldconsulttheDirectorof
UndergraduateStudiesformoreinformation.
3.Government50:IntroductiontoPoliticalScienceResearchMethods.Statistics100
or104maybesubstitutedforGovernment50.
4.Electives:oneadditionalcourseinGovernment.
5.Seminars:TwoUndergraduateSeminars(Government94).Studentsmay
substituteoneResearchPracticecourse(Government61,62,or63)foroneofthe
requiredseminars.OnpetitiontotheDirectorofUndergraduateStudies,one
seminarmaybefromthealliedfield.
2.Thesis:Required.
3.GeneralExamination:Awrittengeneralexaminationisnotrequired.Anoral
examinationisrequiredundercertaincircumstances.
4.Otherinformation:
1.Petitions:Properlyqualifiedcandidatesforhonorsinterestedinpursuingajoint
concentrationmustpetitiontheFacultyConcentrationCommitteeforapproval,
eveniftheydonotintendGovernmenttobetheirprimaryfield.Furtherdetailsare
availableattheGovernmentUndergraduateProgramOfficeandonthe
departmentswebsite.

GovernmentastheAlliedField:6courses(24credits)inGovernment
1.Requiredcourses:
1.GovernmentFieldRequirements:twocoursesineachoftwoofthefoursubfields
listedunderBasicRequirements.
2.Government50:IntroductiontoPoliticalResearchMethods.Statistics100or104
maybesubstitutedforGovernment50.
3.Tutorial:Government97:SophomoreTutorial.Lettergraded.
2.Thesis:Required.
3.GeneralExamination:Awrittengeneralexaminationisnotrequired.Anoral
examinationisrequiredundercertaincircumstances.
4.Otherinformation:
1.Petitions:Properlyqualifiedcandidatesforhonorsinterestedinpursuingajoint
concentrationmustpetitiontheFacultyConcentrationCommitteeforapproval,
eveniftheydonotintendGovernmenttobetheirprimaryfield.Furtherdetailsare
availableattheGovernmentUndergraduateProgramOfficeandonthe
departmentswebsite.

STUDYABROAD

TheGovernmentdepartmentencouragesstudyabroadforaterm,anditisalsopossibleto
studyabroadforanentireacademicyear.Studentstakingstudyabroadmostoftengoduring
theirjunioryear,andremaininresidenceforsophomoreyearandforsenioryear,ifwritinga
thesis.Manystudentsuseatermabroadtofindathesistopicandtoconductresearch.The
Governmentdepartmentisveryflexibleingrantingcredittowardstheconcentration
requirementsforpoliticalsciencecoursestakenelsewhere,aslongastheyareequivalentto
coursesofferedatHarvard.StudentsmustreceiveagradeofB(orequivalent)orhigherin
ordertoreceivefinalapprovalforcoursestakenabroad.

ADVISING

ForinformationandadviceabouttheGovernmentconcentration,studentsareencouragedto
meetwiththeDirectorofUndergraduateStudiesandwiththeconcentrationadvisersinthe
Houses.Pleaseconsultthedepartmentswebsiteforalistingofadvisersandofficehours.

ForuptodateinformationonadvisinginGovernment,pleaseseetheAdvisingPrograms
Officewebsite.

RESOURCES

TheFunglibraryattheCenterforGovernmentandInternationalStudieshascollectionsof
booksandothermaterialsassociatedwiththeWeatherheadCenterforInternationalAffairs,
theDavisCenterforRussianandEurasianStudies,theFairbankCenterforEastAsian
Research,andtheReischauerCenterforJapaneseStudies.Therearealsolibrariesatthe
CenterforEuropeanStudies,theCenterforMiddleEasternStudies,theKennedySchoolof
Government,andtheJointCenterforUrbanStudies.TheInstituteofPoliticsattheKennedy
Schoolhasstudygroups,forums,andinformationaboutsummerinternships.Manyofthe
regionalandinternationalresearchcentersattheUniversity,alongwiththeInstituteof
Politics,havesummertravelgrants.Thedepartmentalsomaintainsadatacenterfor
computeranddataanalysiswork.Withalittleenterprise,studentswillfindmanyintellectual
andconvivialactivitiesoutsidetheircourses.

HOWTOFINDOUTMORE

ForfurtherinformationconcerningconcentrationinGovernment,studentsshouldvisitthe
GovernmentUndergraduateProgramOffice(6174953249).Theoffice,locatedatCGIS
KnafelBuilding,roomK151,1737CambridgeStreet,isopenMondaythroughFriday,9:30
5:30.Additionalinformationisalsoavailableonthedepartmentswebsite.
ENROLLMENTSTATISTICS
NumberofConcentratorsasofDecember

Concentrators 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014


Government 477 467 475 473 438 468 378

Government+anotherfield 8 1 3 8 8 7 2
Anotherfield+Government 3 0 3 5 2 9 2

History
ProfessorAnnBlair,DirectorofUndergraduateStudies

WhatisHistory,andhowdoweviewtheworld?

OurgoalinHistoryistofosterbothcriticalandresearchskillsinourstudents,acombination
thatwillenhancetheirentireHarvardexperienceandservethemfarbeyondtheircollege
years.Toachievethis,theHistoryconcentrationcombinesrigorwithflexibility,facilitatesclose
studentengagementwithourdiversefaculty,andsolicitsregularstudentinput.Finally,the
HistoryDepartmentfacultyteachcoursesthatseektounsettlestudentsencouragingthem
toconfrontunfamiliarideas,cultures,anderasandtoquestiontheirownassumptionsabout
theworldandtheirplaceinit.

WhatisitliketostudyHistoryatHarvard?

Studentsofhistoryarealwaysstudyingsomethingelsebeyondhistory.Historiansstudy
politicsandgovernmentdiplomacyandinternationalrelationsscienceandtechnology
financeandeconomicsreligionandphilosophyliteratureandartsculturalandsocial
changesandexchangesarchaeology,anthropology,evolutionarypsychology,andgenetics.
Interdisciplinarityisnativetohistoricalpractice.Ourstudentsfamiliarizethemselveswiththe
methodsandtheoreticalassumptionsofotherdisciplines,evenwhilelearninghowthese
methodsandtheoriesarejustasmuchproductsofhistoryasthequestionstheywere
developedtoaddress.Historymakesallyourinterestsmoreinteresting.

WhatisthevalueofstudyingHistory?

Historystudentsexamineissuescriticallyandcreatively,graspdetailswhileseeingthebig
picture,andthinkboldlybutflexiblyenoughtochangetheiropinionswhenchangeis
warranted.Thesearetheskillsofasophisticatedthinkerandaresponsiblecitizen.Theyare
alsovaluedincountlessfields.Graduatesmoveontolawschool,businessschool,academic
careersinvariousfields,teaching,journalism,government,andnonprofitwork.Students
windupinexcitingplacesduringcollegeaswell,throughsummerjobs,internships,academic
programs,serviceinitiatives,andtermsorschoolyearsabroad.

WhatarethegoalsoftheHistoryconcentration?

Historystudentsstudyhowsocietiesandpeopleactuallyfunctionedinthepastandinturn,
howthatcontextaffectsthepresent.Ourfacultyhelpstudentslearnhowtoanalyzecomplex
eventsinthepastandcraftoriginalargumentsfromlargeamountsofdisparateevidence.
Thiscapacityforresearchisoneofthecentralgoalsoftheconcentration,anditcreatesskills
thatcarryoverintoawidearrayofpostgraduateopportunities,especiallythosethatvaluethe
abilitytoprocessvastandcomplicatedamountsofinformation,totakemultipleperspectives
onthatinformation,andtocommunicateeffectivelyandconciselyaboutit.Studentsare
encouragedtofollowtheirowninterestswhilethedepartmentprovidesstructuredguidance
andrigoroustraininginresearchskills,criticalreading,oralcommunication,effectivewriting,
andproblemsolving.Thedisciplineenablesstudentstoengagewiththeunfamiliarwith
confidenceandcreativity.

DoIhavetowriteathesis?

Historyhastwotracks,basicandhonors.Theydifferonlyinthatthehonorstrackrequiresa
thesisaswellasenrollmentinHistory99,ouryearlongThesisSeminar.Whilewesupport
studenteffortstobeginformulatingathesisprojectasearlyasjuniorfall,ourprogramis
structuredsothatstudentscandecideaslateasseniorfallwhethertowriteathesis,andas
lateasseniorspringwhethertocontinuepursuingit.Meanwhile,therequirementtoproduce
asubstantialresearchpaperinoneofyourHistoryseminarsensuresthateitherway,youwill
produceanoriginalworkofhistoricalscholarshipthatcanbethecapstonetoyour
undergraduateacademiccareer.

Arethereotheroptionsinsteadofafullconcentration?

Ourrobustsecondaryfieldrequiresfivecourses,includingtwoseminars.Theseintroduce
studentstothepracticeofHistoryratherinadditiontostudyingeventsfromthepast.Our
facultyarewellrepresentedintheGenEdcourseofferingsandininterdisciplinarycourses
withavarietyofdisciplines.Hundredsofnonconcentratorseverysemestertakeclassesfrom
Historyfaculty,gaininganintroductiontothecriticalandcreativeskillshistoriansemphasize.
Nomatterwhatinterestsyou,Historyhassomethingtooffereverythinghasahistory,and
ourDepartmentteachesyouhowtorecover,recreate,interpret,anduseit.

REQUIREMENTS
BasicProgram:10courses(40credits)
ThesisProgram:12courses(48credits)

1.Requiredcourses:
1.OnecoursethatfocusessignificantlyonU.S.orEuropeanhistory.
2.OnecoursethatfocusessignificantlyonhistorybeyondtheU.S.andEurope.
3.Onecoursethatfocusessignificantlyonhistoricalsocietiesbefore1750.
4.Fouradditionalcoursesinhistory,tobechoseninconsultationwiththestudents
Houseadviser,whosignsthestudycard.EachconcentratormaypetitiontheDUS
toreceiveHistorycreditforonenondepartmentalcourse.Thisrelatedfieldmight
beacourseofanhistoricalnaturetaughtbyotherfacultyintheCollege,ora
courseprovidingauxiliaryknowledgeorskillsrelatedtotheconcentrators
historicalinterests.
2.Tutorials:
1.History97(offeredinspring):takenduringthefirsttermintheconcentration
(requiredandlettergraded).
2.TwoSeminars:Ordinarilytakenbytheendofthesecondtermofthejunioryear
(requiredandlettergraded).Inatleastoneofthesestudentsmustwritea
substantialresearchpaper.Forthesiswriters,thatresearchpapermustbe
completedbytheendofjuniorspring.
3.BasicProgram:Nothesis.
ThesisProgram:History99(yearlong8creditcourse,required,andgraded
SAT/UNS).
3.GeneralExamination:OralExaminationforhighest(departmental)honorscandidates.
4.Otherinformation:
1.Historycourses:ThecourseslistedunderHistoryinthecoursecatalog(including
crosslistedcourses)aswellasothercoursestaughtoutsidetheDepartmentby
membersoftheDepartmentofHistoryareavailableforHistorycreditwithout
petition.CoursesofanhistoricalnaturetaughtbyotherfacultyintheCollegein
relatedfieldsmaybetakenforHistorycreditbypetitiontotheDUS.
2.Pass/Fail:CoursestakenonaPass/Failbasismaynotbecountedfor
concentrationcredit.
3.AdvancedPlacement:ForstudentstakingAdvancedStandingstatus,Advanced
PlacementsinHistoryregularlycountforamaximumoftwocoursestowards
concentrationcourserequirements.
4.StudyAbroad:TheHistoryDepartmentencouragesstudyoutofresidenceand
urgesinterestedstudentstoconsulttheDUSabouttheirprogramsattheirearliest
convenience.Additionalinformationisavailableonthedepartmentswebsite.
5.FreshmanSeminars:FreshmanSeminarstaughtbymembersoftheHistory
DepartmentcounttowardconcentrationcreditasageneralruleotherFreshman
Seminarsdonot.IncaseofuncertaintypleasecontacttheUndergraduateOffice.

JointConcentrationsinEastAsian,NearEastern,andAncient(GreekandRoman)
History

StudentswhoseinterestinEastAsian,NearEastern,orAncient(GreekandRoman)
civilizationsisprimarilyhistoricalincharactershouldconsiderthejointconcentrationwhich
hasbeenpreapprovedineachoftheseareas.Thesejointhonorsconcentrationsareco
sponsoredbytheHistoryDepartmentandtheconcentrationsinEastAsianStudies,Near
EasternLanguagesandCivilizations,andtheClassicsrespectively.Theytreatneithersubject
asaprimaryorsecondaryconcentration,butaimtotakeadvantageofthestrengthsofboth
concentrations.Thegoalofeachprogramistointroducestudentstothecraftofhistorical
studythewayshistoriansmakesenseofthepast,andtheskillsofhistoricalanalysis,
writing,andresearchaswellastopromoteacriticalunderstandingofthehistorical
experienceofEastAsian/NearEastern/GreekandRomansocieties.Inadditiontoindepth
languagestudyandsubstantialcourseworkinthehistoryofEastAsia/theNearEast/ancient
GreeceandRome,studentsenrollinginoneofthesejointconcentrationswilldoonehalfof
theirtutorialworkintheHistoryDepartmentandtheotherhalfinEastAsianStudies,Near
EasternLanguagesandCivilizations,ortheClassics.History97introducesstudentsto
historicalargumentationonvariousthemes,whileEAS97,NELC97,orClassicalStudies97a
or97bintroducethehistory,literature,andintellectualtraditionsofEastAsian/Near
Eastern/ancientGreekandRomancultures.BytakingtwoHistoryseminarsinthesophomore
orjunioryear,studentsareintroducedtomethodsofhistoricalresearchandwritingandhave
theopportunitytoconductindepthresearchprojects.Inthesenioryear,jointconcentrators
writeanhonorsthesis,anoriginalworkofresearchinsomeaspectofEastAsian,Near
Eastern,orAncientGreekandRomanhistory.

AllEastAsian/NearEastern/Ancient(GreekandRoman)Historyjointconcentratorsare
requiredtotake14courses,includingeitherEastAsianStudies/NearEastern
Studies/Classics99orHistory99,theseniorthesistutorial.

ConcentrationrequirementsfortheJointConcentrationinEastAsianHistory:14courses(56
credits)

EastAsianLanguageCourses(4courses)

14.FourcoursesofstudyofanEastAsianlanguage.

AdditionalCoursework(8courses)

5.History97.

6.EastAsianStudies97.

Both97tutorialsareofferedinthespringtermonlystudentsmaychoosetotakeboth
duringtheirsophomorespring,ortotakeoneinthesophomorespringandtheotherin
thejuniorspring.
7.OneseminarculminatinginaresearchpaperfocusedonEastAsianHistoryand
resultinginaresearchpaper.Mustbecompletedbytheendofthejuniorspring,in
preparationfortheseniorthesis.

8.OnecoursethatfocusessignificantlyonU.S.orEuropeanhistory.

9.OnecourseinpremodernEastAsianHistory.

10.OnecourseinmodernEastAsianHistory.

1112.TwoadditionalelectiveswithinEastAsianHistory.

1314.SeniorThesis(2courses)

StudentswhowishtopursueajointconcentrationinEastAsianHistorymustwritea
SeniorThesis,whichalsorequiresenrollmentinoneoftwoyearlongSeniorThesis
Seminars:eitherHistory99orEastAsianStudies99.Studentsmayselecteitherseminar.

Pleasealsonotethefollowinginformation:

TwotypesofcoursescountautomaticallytowardEastAsianHistoryconcentration
requirements:

1.Courseslistedincourses.my.harvard.edu"History"coursesearch
(especially1600levelcourses)and"EastAsianLanguagesand
Civilization"section(especiallyunder"EastAsianStudies,"aswellas
"JapaneseHistory,""ChineseHistory,"and"KoreanHistory"),including
crosslistedcoursesand
2.CoursestaughtintheGeneralEducationand/orFreshmanSeminar
programsbyfullmembersoftheHistoryfacultyorhistoricalcourses
taughtbyfacultyinEastAsianLanguagesandCivilizations.Students
wishingtocountsuchcoursestowardtheirconcentrationrequirements
shouldconsulttheUndergraduateOffice,astheymayneedtofilea
petitionrequiringapprovalbytheDirectorofUndergraduateStudies.
Studentsmayalsoapplytodoanindependentstudy,orHistory91r,
withamemberoftheDepartmentHistory91rcanbeusedtofulfillone
oftheelectivecourserequirements.

ThejointconcentrationalsoregularlyacceptscreditfrombothStudyAbroadandAdvanced
Standingtowardconcentrationrequirements.WiththeexceptionofcertainFreshman
SeminarstaughtbyHistoryorEastAsianStudiesfaculty(seeabove),coursestakenon
Pass/Failbasismaynotbecountedforconcentrationcredit.

ConcentrationrequirementsfortheJointConcentrationinNearEasternHistory:14courses
(56credits)

NearEasternLanguageCourses(4courses)

14.FourcoursesofstudyofaNearEasternlanguage.

AdditionalCoursework(8courses)

5.History97.

6.NELC97.

Both97tutorialsareofferedinthespringtermonlystudentsmaychoosetotakeboth
duringtheirsophomorespring,ortotakeoneinthesophomorespringandtheotherin
thejuniorspring.

7.OneseminarculminatinginaresearchpaperfocusedonNearEasternHistoryoran
equivalenttypeofresearchseminarinNELCthatmeetswiththeapprovalofthe
UndergraduateOffice.Mustbecompletedbytheendofthejuniorspring,inpreparation
fortheseniorthesis.

8.OnecoursethatfocusessignificantlyonU.S.orEuropeanhistory.

9.OnecourseinpremodernNearEasternHistory.

10.OnecourseinmodernNearEasternHistory.

1112.TwoadditionalelectiveswithinNearEasternHistory

1314.SeniorThesis(2courses)

StudentswhowishtopursueajointconcentrationinNearEasternHistorymustwritea
SeniorThesis,whichalsorequiresenrollmentinoneoftwoyearlongSeniorThesis
Seminars:eitherHistory99orNearEasternStudies99.Studentsmayselecteither
seminar.

Pleasealsonotethefollowinginformation:

TwotypesofcoursescountautomaticallytowardNELC/Historyconcentrationrequirements:

1.Courseslistedinthecoursecatalogue's"History"sectionand
approvedcoursesinthecatalogue's"NearEasternLanguagesand
Civilizations"section.ForalistofapprovedNELCcourses,seethe
HistoryDepartmentundergraduatewebsite.
2.CoursestaughtintheGeneralEducationand/orFreshmanSeminar
programsbyfullmembersoftheHistoryorNELCDepartmentFaculty.
Studentswishingtocountsuchcoursestowardtheirconcentration
requirementsshouldconsulttheUndergraduateOffice,astheymay
needtofileapetitionrequiringapprovalbytheDirectorof
UndergraduateStudies.Studentsmayalsoapplytodoanindependent
study,orHistory91r,withamemberoftheDepartmentHistory91rcan
beusedtofulfilloneoftheelectivecourserequirements.

ThejointconcentrationalsoregularlyacceptscreditfrombothStudyAbroadandAdvanced
Standingtowardconcentrationrequirements.WiththeexceptionofcertainFreshman
SeminarstaughtbyHistoryorNELCfaculty(seeabove),coursestakenonPass/Failbasis
maynotbecountedforconcentrationcredit.

ConcentrationrequirementsfortheJointConcentrationinAncientHistory(Greekand
Roman):14courses(56credits)

ClassicalLanguageCourses(4courses)

14.Fourcoursesofstudyofoneortwoclassicallanguages.

AdditionalCoursework(8courses)

5.History97.

6.ClassicalStudies97aor97b.

History97isofferedinthespringtermonlyifcombiningwithClassicalStudies97b(on
Rome),alsoofferedinthespring,studentsmaychooseeithertotakebothduringtheir
sophomorespring,ortotakeoneinthesophomorespringandtheotherinthejunior
spring.

7.Classics98.Mustbecompletedbytheendofthejuniorspring,inpreparationforthe
seniorthesis.

8.OnecourseinnonWesternHistory.

9.OnecourseinmodernHistory.

10.RegionalStudy(course)taughtintheClassicsDepartment.

1112.TwoadditionalelectiveswithinAncientHistory.

Additionalnote:oneofthehistorycoursesshouldbeinaseminarthatresultsina
researchpaperandiscompletedbeforetheendofthejunioryear.

1314.SeniorThesis(2courses):eitherHistory99orClassics99.Studentsmayselect
eitherseminar.

Pleasealsonotethefollowinginformation:

Studentswhocompletethethesiswillbeeligibleforhonorsthedepartmentinwhichthe
studentchoosestotaketheseniortutorialwillberesponsibleformakingthefinal
determinationofhonors.

TwotypesofcoursescounttowardAncientHistory(GreekandRoman)concentration
requirements:

1.Courseslistedinthecoursecatalog's"History"sectionand"Classics"
section,includingcrosslistedcourses.
2.CoursestaughtintheGeneralEducationand/orFreshmanSeminar
programsbyfullmembersoftheHistoryorClassicsDepartment
faculty.Studentswishingtocountsuchcoursestowardtheir
concentrationrequirementsshouldrequestapprovalfromtherelevant
DirectorofUndergraduateStudies.Studentsmayalsoapplytodoan
independentstudy,History91rorClassics93r,withamemberofthe
relevantDepartmentHistory91r/Classics93rcanbeusedtofulfillone
oftheelectivecourserequirements.

ADVISING

StudentsareencouragedtocometotheHistoryUndergraduateOfficeinRobinson101for
informationandadviceabouttheHistoryconcentration.Itisparticularlyimportantforanyone
consideringaconcentrationinHistorytomakeanappointmentwiththeDirectorof
UndergraduateStudiesortheAssistantDirectorofUndergraduateStudiesthesoonerthe
betterandinanycaseinadvanceoftheconcentrationdeadline(midNovemberof
sophomoreyear).TheDirectorofUndergraduateStudiesisProfessorAnnBlair.Sheandthe
AssistantDirectorofUndergraduateStudiesbothholdweeklyofficehoursandseestudents
throughouttheyear.EachHousehasaHistoryAdviseronstaff(residentornonresident),
andeachHistoryconcentratorwhorequestsonewillbeassignedaFacultyAdviser.

FreshmeninterestedinexploringHistoryasaconcentrationareencouragedtotakeoneor
moreofthefollowinginthepreconcentrationperiod:aFreshmanSeminaroranyGenEd
courseofferedbyamemberofthedepartment,anylecturecoursedesignatedasabroad
surveyinthedepartment(whichcountsforGenEdcredit),and/orareadingseminarinthefall
ofthesophomoreyear.
ForlistsofPeerConcentrationCounselorsandHouseAdvisersinHistoryandotheruseful
links,pleaseseetheAdvisingProgramsOfficewebsite.

RESOURCES

InadditiontotheHistoryDepartmentLibrary,locatedonthesecondfloorofRobinsonHall,
manyothervaluableresourcesavailabletoundergraduatesarelistedinAStudentGuideto
theHarvardUniversityLibrary.

HOWTOFINDOUTMORE

PleasevisitthedepartmentswebsiteformoreinformationabouttheHistoryconcentration.
TheofficeisopenMondayFriday9:00am5:00pmandmaybereachedbytelephoneat617
4952157.StudentsmaysignupforanappointmentwiththeDirectorofUndergraduate
StudiesorAssistantDirectorofUndergraduateStudiesattheHistoryDepartment'swebsite
forundergraduates.

ENROLLMENTSTATISTICS
NumberofConcentratorsasofDecember

Concentrators 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014

History 231 216 184 170 156 174 156


*History+anotherfield 10 1 6 9 8 5 11
*Anotherfield+History 1 0 2 1 2 5 9 *Ordinarily,
Historydoesnot
participateinjointconcentrationsotherthanEastAsianHistory,ajointconcentrationwithEast
AsianStudiesNearEasternHistory,ajointconcentrationwithNearEasternLanguagesand
CivilizationsandAncientHistory(GreekandRoman),ajointconcentrationwiththeClassics.

HistoryandLiterature
Dr.LaurenKaminsky,DirectorofStudies

HistoryandLiteratureistheoldestHarvardconcentrationformanyyearsitwastheonly
concentration.ConceivedasanantidotetoPresidentEliots"electivesystem,"itservedasa
modelforthereconstructionofundergraduateeducationunderPresidentLowell,whohad
beenamongthefoundersofHistoryandLiterature.

Theinitialunderstandingwasthathistoryandliteratureweretobestudiedasquiteseparate
disciplines,butinawaythatilluminatedandenrichedastudentsunderstandingofboth.
ProfessorBarrettWendell,thefirstchairofHistoryandLiterature,insistedthatwriters"could
neverhavebeenwhattheywerebutforthehistoricalforcesthatsurgedaboutthem,"and
that,conversely,itisthroughtheliteraryvoicesofthepastthatthehistoriancomesto
understand"notonlybarefactsbutalsohowthosefactsmadethelivingmenfeelwhoknew
themintheflesh."

SinceWendellsday,therehavebeenmanyotherargumentsastowhyandhowliterature
andhistoryoughttobestudiedtogether.Theconcentrationpresupposesnosinglemodeof
integratingthetwodisciplinesindeedtheprimarygoaloftutorialsistointroducestudentsto
severalmeansofpursuinginterrelationships.Throughthisrangeofapproaches,
concentratorscometoseehistoryandliteraturenotastwosubjectsbutasone.

Attheheartoftheprogramaretutorials.WhilecourseworkinHistory,English,HistoryofArt
andArchitecture,andotherdepartmentsprovidestheindispensablegroundinginthe
disciplines,concentrationtutorialsareintendedtosupplyavenuesforsynthesis,opportunities
topursuespecifictopicsindepth,andageneralframeworkwithinwhichthedisparate
elementsinastudentsplanofconcentrationmaybeintegrated.Sophomoretutorialtaught
inthespringofthesophomoreyearinsmallgroupsunderthesupervisionoftwotutors
introducesstudentstointerdisciplinarymethodsandexploresasmallnumberoftopicsin
depth.Inthefallsemesterofjunioryear,studentswillbeassignedtoasmallgrouptutorial
and,withtheirtutorandtheirpeers,willcollaborativelydesignacourseofstudyforthefall
semester.Inthespringsemesterofjuniortutorial,studentswillfocusonresearchingand
writingtheirjunioressaysinconsultationwiththeirtutor.Theseniortutorialisaoneonone
tutorialdevotedprimarilytoresearchingandwritingthethesis.Writtenworkisanimportant
partofbothsophomoreandjuniortutorialandleadstothethesisinthesenioryear.While
studentsareencouragedtoidentifyandexploreareasofspecialinterestwithinthe
concentration,thefieldstructureensuresthatconcentratorsgainknowledgethatisbroadas
wellasdeep.HistoryandLiteraturethusaspirestopromotetheintegrationofthetwo
disciplinesandabalancebetweengeneralknowledgeandspecificexpertise.Itisa
demandingenterprise,butitisimmenselyrewardingaswell.

Concentratorsareencouragedtoconsiderstudyabroadasameansforaugmentingtheir
workintheconcentration.Advisersintheconcentrationworkcloselywithstudentswhoelect
tostudyabroadtohelpcraftplansofstudythatintegratecoursestakenoutofresidence.

TheHistoryandLiteratureprogramrequiresanapplicationsothatstudentswillgivecareful
thoughttotheirdecisiontopursueinterdisciplinaryworkinthehumanitiesandtotheirchoice
offieldwithintheconcentration.Studentsinterestedinexploringinterdisciplinaryworkin
HistoryandLiteratureareinvitedtoenrollinaHistoryandLiterature90seminar,opentonon
concentrators,inthefreshmanorsophomoreyear.

REQUIREMENTS
14courses(56credits)

Inthespringofsophomoreyear,eachHistoryandLiteratureconcentratorsubmitsafullPlan
ofConcentration.RevisedPlansaresubmittedinthejuniorandsenioryears.Aregularly
updatedlistofthecoursesthatcountinthevariousfieldsisavailableontheHistoryand
Literaturewebsite.Coursesingovernmenteconomicsorsubjectsrelatedtothestudent's
fieldinchronology,geography,ormethodmaybeacceptedforconcentrationcreditbythe
CommitteeonInstructiononanindividualbasis.

1.Requiredcourses:
1.Atleasteightcoursesinthefieldofstudy,normallydividedevenlybetweenhistory
andliterature.Specificperiodrequirementsexistinseveralofthefieldsofstudy.
DetailsonfieldsofstudyandtheirrequirementsareavailableontheHistory&
Literaturewebsite.Coursesmustbelettergradedtocountforconcentration
credit.
2.Languagerequirement:EachstudentmustreceiveagradeofBorhigherinat
leastonecourseinaforeignliteratureinwhichthetextsarereadintheoriginal
language.Anannuallyupdatedlistofthecoursesthatcountfortheforeign
literaturerequirementisavailableontheHistory&Literaturewebsite.Students
mayalsofulfilltheforeignliteraturerequirementbyreceivingaforeignlanguage
citation.
2.Tutorials:
1.Sophomoreyear:HistoryandLiterature97(onecourse)required.Lettergraded.
2.Junioryear:HistoryandLiterature98(twocourses)required.Lettergraded.
3.Senioryear:HistoryandLiterature99(twocourses)required.GradedSAT/UNS.
3.JuniorEssay:Arequired6,000wordresearchpaperisthefocusofthespringsemester
ofjuniortutorial.
4.SeniorThesis:10,00020,000words.Requiredofallconcentrators.Astudentenrolled
inHistoryandLiterature99whodoesnotcompleteathesiscanreceivecreditforthis
courseonlybycompletingapaperintherelevantfield.
5.SeniorHonorsOralExamination:Requiredofallconcentratorsexceptthosewhodonot
completethethesis.
6.Otherinformation:
1.FieldsofStudy:
1.America
2.LatinAmerica
3.PostcolonialStudies
4.ModernEurope
5.EarlyModernEurope
6.TheMedievalWorld
2.StudyAbroad:HistoryandLiteraturestronglyencouragesstudyabroad.Students
whostudyabroadinthejunioryeartakeonlyonesemesterofjuniortutorial,
althoughtheymuststillcompletethejunioressayand14totalconcentration
courses.
3.IndependentStudy:WiththepermissionoftheDirectorofStudies,concentrators
maybeallowedtotakeHistoryandLiterature91rforcreditinanyterm.

ADVISING

Eachstudentisassignedtoatutorwhoalsofunctionsasthatstudentsacademicadviser.
ThetutorandstudentworkcloselytogethertoassembleaPlanofConcentrationthatfitsthe
studentsintellectualinterestsandfulfillsconcentrationrequirements.Sincetherolesoftutor
andacademicadviserareperformedbyanexpertinthestudent'sareaofstudy,the
personalizedadvisinginHistoryandLiteraturegivesstudentsaflexible,individualized
educationalexperience.

HOWTOFINDOUTMORE

StudentsareinvitedtovisitHistoryandLiteratureinBarker122andonlineat
http://histlit.fas.harvard.edu.LaurenKaminksyistheDirectorofStudies.

ENROLLMENTSTATISTICS
NumberofConcentratorsasofDecember

Concentrators 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014

HistoryandLiterature 152 151 151 138 140 142 120


HistoryandLiterature+anotherfield* 6 4 5 7 11 7 7
*HistoryandLiteratureparticipatesinjointconcentrationsonlyastheprimaryfield.

HistoryandScience
ProfessorAnneHarrington,DirectorofUndergraduateStudies

TheHistoryandScienceconcentrationatHarvardisaflourishinginterdisciplinaryfieldof
study.Wearealsoasmallandfriendlyconcentration,witharealsenseofcommunity,andwe
prideourselvesonfindingwaystonurturestudentsindividualintereststhroughaflexible
curriculum,andopportunitiesforoneononeinstruction,internships,researchassistantships,
andspecialtravelprograms.

ConcentratorsinHistoryandSciencegenerallycombinecourseworkinthehistoryof
science,medicineortechnology(broadlydefined)withcourseworkfocusedinanyareaof
sciencetaughtintheCollege.Ourstudentsalsooftentakecoursesinglobalhealth,science
andreligion,medicalethics,sociologyofscience,philosophyofscience,anthropologyof
medicine,andmore.SpecialhonorsonlytracksMedicineandSociety,andMind,Brain,and
Behaviorservepremedicalstudentsandstudentswishingtopursuespecialcourseworkin
theneurosciences.Tutorialsareaimedatintroducingconcentratorstosomeofthemost
excitingquestionsinthefieldandtrainingthemwiththereading,research,andwritingskills
theyneedtodooriginalresearchoftheirown.Bythetimeofgraduation,allourconcentrators
possessadvancedsocialscienceresearchskills,andoftenproduceoriginalacademicwork
ofveryhighquality.

Intheirstudieswithus,studentsarechallengedinarangeofwaystoaskbigquestionsabout
science,medicine,andtechnologyacrosstime.Howhassciencecometobesuchan
authoritativesourceofknowledgeinthemodernworld?Whatarethesocial,ethical,political
andreligiousimplicationsofdifferentkindsofscientificunderstandings?Whatisthe
differencebetweenscienceandpseudoscience?Howdoscientificcontroversiesget
resolved?Intheirownwork,studentsfocusonmanytopicsandtimeperiods:19thcentury
understandingsofwomenshealththeriseofcomputerscience,controversiessurrounding
theriseofDarwinianevolutionpopularunderstandingsoftheEinsteinianrevolutionraceand
medicine,thehistoryofmodernpsychiatrytheriseofenvironmentalismandenvironmental
scienceandmuchmore.

Theconcentrationhasatwotrackstructurethatprovidesstudentswithhighlevelsof
flexibility.Bothofthetracksofferanhonorsandanonhonorsoption.

TheScienceandSocietytrackisdesignedforstudentswhohaveaninterestindoing
significantcourseworkinanareaofsciencebutwhoalsowanttostudyhowscience
developsandaffectstheworld:howitrelatestoindustry,policy,politicsandthebroader
culture.Studentscanbothdoscienceandanalyzehowsciencefunctionsintheworldof
humanaffairss.Aspecialfocuswithinthistrack,calledMedicineandSociety,allows
studentstofulfillmanyoftheirpremedicalschoolrequirementswhiledoingsustainedworkin
thehistoryofmedicine,healthpolicy,andmedicalethics.

TheHistoryofSciencetrackdoesnotrequirestudentstotakesciencecoursesbeyondthe
levelmandatedbyGeneralEducation(thoughsomemaychoosetodosoandreceive
concentrationcredit).Itoffersstudentsthepossibilityofstudyingthehistoryandsocial
relationsofsciencemorebroadly.Bytakingacombinationofcoursesfromourdepartment
andalsooutsideofit,studentscanlearnhowsciencesasdiverseastheoreticalphysicsand
economicsinteractwithotherareasofculturesuchasliterature,film,art,orgovernment.

EveryconcentratorwilltakeHistoryofScience100(KnowingtheWorld:AnIntroductiontothe
HistoryofScience),whichisofferedinthefallsemester.Inaddition,everyconcentratorwill
takeonesemesterofsophomoretutorialandonesemesterofjuniortutorial,taughtbyfaculty
membersandteachingfellowsfromtheDepartmentoftheHistoryofScience.

HistoryofScience97,thesophomoretutorial,isahandsoncoursethatintroducesstudents
tosomeofthemostexcitingandproductivequestionsinthehistoryofscience,technology,
andmedicine,whiledevelopingcriticalreading,presentation,anddiscussionskills.Students
workingroupstoexploredifferentaspectsofalargerthemeeachweekandshare
discoveriesinsessionsledbythefacultyinstructor.Thecourseisfurtherenhancedbya
seriesofsupervisedindividualgroupprojects.

HistoryofScience98,thejuniortutorial,isacoursedesignedtotrainstudentsinhistorical
research,fromhowtoworkinarchivestohowtomasterrelevanttheoreticalperspectives
neededtothinkwellaboutaresearchquestion.Allstudentsenrolledinthiscourseare
coachedthroughaprocessthatresultsina25pageindependentresearchpaper.

HistoryofScience99ab,theseniorthesistutorial,isanopportunitytospendasustained
periodoftimeworkingonaresearchproblem.Studentschoosingtowriteaseniorthesismay
besupervisedbyafacultymemberoranadvancedgraduatestudent,andarefreetopursue
adiverserangeoftopics.Someexamplesoftheseswrittenbystudentsintheconcentration
include:(Trans)valuation:TheCulturalandClinicalReassignmentofSexReassignment
Surgery,19521979,Sex,Science,andPoliticsintheSociobiologyDebate,Dioxininthe
Ground:TheDecisiontoUseAgentOrangeduringtheVietnamWar,ItsHumanHealth
Impacts,andtheEnsuingScientificControversy,1961present,HearingLife'sEngineers:
The1976CambridgeRecombinantDNAControversy,TheForeignFruitofParadise:A
HistoryofPineappleCultivationanditsEffectsontheHawaiianLandscape,18901930,
"'QuickeningTheirIntellectsandSofteningTheirHearts':AHistoryofChildren'sHospital
Boston,18691914""DustOff:TheEffectoftheVietnamWarontheSpecializationof
EmergencyMedicineinAmerica""Everybody'sMakingitUp:MedicalPractitioners'
NegotiationofTransgenderSexReassignment,19692011"UndertheRadar:Physics,
Engineering,andtheDistortionofaWorldWarTwoLegacy,andWildGooseChase:The
CommunalScienceofWaterfowlMigrationStudyinNorthAmerica,18801940."Manyofour
thesesgoontowinCollegeawards,andsomehaveevenbeenpublished.Studentsare
welcometolookthroughthecollectionofpastandpresentseniortheseswhicharelocatedin
theDepartmentoftheHistoryofScience.

Ourgraduatesfrequentlygoontosuccessfulcareersinmanyareas,includingmedicine,law,
journalism,government,business,finance,andacademia.Employersareincreasinglylooking
forgraduateswhoarenotjustliteratebutalsoscientificallyliterate,notjusttechnicallyskilled
inaspecialsubjectbutabletoseethelargercultural,social,andpolicyimplicationsand
impactofscientificandtechnicaldevelopments.Ifthiskindofbreadthofvisionappeals,our
concentrationmayberightforyou.

REQUIREMENTS
HistoryofSciencetrack
BasicRequirements:11courses(44credits)

1.Requiredcourses:
1.HistoryofScience100:KnowingtheWorld:IntroductiontotheHistoryofScience.
2.Sixcoursesinthehistoryofscience,medicine,andtechnology.Oneshouldbea
broadgatewaycourseandanotheroneshouldbeadepartmentconference
course(ora200levelcourse,withtheapprovaloftheinstructor).Onemay
includesupervisedreadingandresearch,oranotherspecialproject.
3.Twocourses,normallyoutsidethedepartment,designedtoallowstudentsto
connectspecialinterestsinthehistoryofsciencetorelevantcourseworkoffered
inotherdepartmentsexamplesincludecertaincoursesinhistory,filmstudies,
sociology,religion,medicalanthropology,philosophyofscience,andliterature.
2.Tutorials:
1.Sophomoreyear:HistoryofScience97(onecourse)required,grouptutorial.
Lettergraded.
2.Junioryear:HistoryofScience98(oneterm)required.Lettergraded.
3.Thesis:None.
4.GeneralExamination:None.
5.Otherinformation:
1.Pass/Fail:Twononlettergradedcourses,includingrelevantFreshmanSeminars
taughtbydepartmentfaculty,maycountforconcentrationcredit.
2.StudyAbroad:Studentsmayelecttostudyabroadduringtheirjunioryear.The
departmentwillcountuptotwoapprovedcoursesoutofresidencetowards
concentrationrequirements.Thereisalsothepossibilityofreceivingtwocourses
worthofcreditforparticipationinasummerstudyabroadprogramledbya
memberoftheDepartment.PleaseconsultwiththeDirectorofUndergraduate
StudiesortheManagerofStudentProgramsformoreinformation.

HistoryofSciencetrack
RequirementsforHonorsEligibility:13courses(52credits)
1.Requiredcourses:
1.HistoryofScience100:KnowingtheWorld:IntroductiontotheHistoryofScience.
2.Sixcoursesinthehistoryofscience,medicine,andtechnology.Oneshouldbea
broadgatewaycourseandanotheroneshouldbeadepartmentconference
course(ora200levelcourse,withtheapprovaloftheinstructor).Onemay
includesupervisedreadingandresearch,oranotherspecialproject.Nomorethan
twoofthecoursesmaybeintroductory,andonemustcoveraperiodoftime
before1800.
3.Twocourses,normallyoutsidethedepartment,designedtoallowstudentsto
connectspecialinterestsinthehistoryofsciencetorelevantcourseworkoffered
inotherdepartmentsexamplesincludecertaincoursesinhistory,filmstudies,
sociology,religion,medicalanthropology,philosophyofscience,andliterature.
2.Tutorials:
1.Sophomoreyear:HistoryofScience97(oneterm)required,grouptutorial.Letter
graded.
2.Junioryear:HistoryofScience98(oneterm)required.Lettergraded.
3.Senioryear:HistoryofScience99ab(twoterms)required(preparationofsenior
honorsthesis).GradedSat/Unsat.
3.Thesis:Required.
4.GeneralExamination:None.
5.Otherinformation:
1.Pass/Fail:Twononlettergradedcourses,includingrelevantFreshmanSeminars
taughtbydepartmentfaculty,maycountforconcentrationcredit.
2.StudyAbroad:Studentsmayelecttostudyabroadduringtheirjunioryear.The
departmentwillcountuptotwoapprovedcoursesoutofresidencetowards
concentrationrequirements.Thereisalsothepossibilityofreceivingtwocourses
worthofcreditforparticipationinasummerstudyabroadprogramledbya
memberoftheDepartment.PleaseconsultwiththeDirectorofUndergraduate
StudiesortheManagerofStudentProgramsformoreinformation.

NonThesisOption:12courses(48credits)

1.Requiredcourses:SameasBasicRequirements.
2.Tutorials:SameasBasicRequirements.
3.Thesis:None.
4.GeneralExamination:None.
5.Otherinformation:SameasBasicRequirements,plusthefollowing:
1.MinimumconcentrationGPA:StudentsmusthaveaconcentrationGPAequivalent
totheCollegewidecutofffordegreesMagnacumLaudeinField.Concentration
gradepointaverageswillbecalculatedfromastudentsbesttwelvecoursesthat
meettherequirements,includingfinalsemestergrades.
2.Onegraduatelevelcourse:Studentsmustsuccessfullycomplete(withaminimum
B+grade)atleastonegraduatelevel(i.e.,200level)coursetaughtbyamember
oftheHistoryofSciencefacultyorinanappropriateotherdepartment(e.g.,
History).Thisrequirementcanalsobemetbycompletingagraduateleveltrackof
work,asdeterminedbythefacultyinstructor,offeredwithina100levelcourse.
Therequirementisnormallyfulfilledinthesenioryear.
3.DeterminationofDepartmentalHonors:AdegreerecommendationofHonors(not
HighorHighestHonors)willbeawardedtostudentswhomeetthese
requirements.

ScienceandSocietyTrack
BasicRequirements:11courses(44credits)

1.Requiredcourses:
1.HistoryofScience100:KnowingtheWorld:IntroductiontotheHistoryofScience.
2.Fourcoursesinthehistoryofscience,medicine,andtechnology.Normally,at
leastthreeofthefourcoursesmustbeinthehistoryofscience.Onemayinclude
supervisedreadingandresearch,oranotherspecialproject.Historicallyoriented
coursesinotherfieldsmaybecountedtowardsthisrequirement(withtheapproval
oftheDirectorofUndergraduateStudies).
3.Fourcoursesinscience,allinonecoherentfield,thoughnotnecessarilyinone
department.Nomorethantwomaybeintroductory.Note:Coursesmaybedrawn
fromanyofthephysicalandbiologicalorlifesciences.
2.Tutorials:
1.Sophomoreyear:HistoryofScience97(oneterm)required,grouptutorial.Letter
graded.
2.Junioryear:HistoryofScience98(oneterm)required.Lettergraded.
3.Thesis:None.
4.GeneralExamination:None.
5.Otherinformation:
1.Twononlettergradedcourses,includingrelevantFreshmanSeminarstaughtby
departmentfaculty,maycountforconcentrationcredit.
2.Studentsmayelecttostudyabroadduringtheirjunioryear.Thedepartmentwill
countuptotwoapprovedcoursesoutofresidencetowardsconcentration
requirements.PleaseconsultwiththeDirectorofUndergraduateStudiesorthe
ManagerofStudentProgramsformoreinformation.

ScienceandSocietyTrack
RequirementsforHonorsEligibility:13courses(52credits)

1.Requiredcourses:
1.HistoryofScience100:KnowingtheWorld:IntroductiontotheHistoryofScience.
2.Fourcoursesinthehistoryofscience,medicineandtechnology.Normally,atleast
threeofthefourcoursesmustbeinthehistoryofscience.Onemayinclude
supervisedreadingandresearch,oranotherspecialproject.Historicallyoriented
coursesinotherfieldsmaybecountedtowardsthisrequirement(withtheapproval
oftheDirectorofUndergraduateStudies).Nomorethantwoofthecoursesmay
beintroductory,andonemustcoveraperiodoftimebefore1800.
3.Fourcoursesinscience,allinonecoherentfield,thoughnotnecessarilyinone
department.Nomorethantwomaybeintroductory.Note:Coursesmaybedrawn
fromanyofthephysicalandbiologicalorlifesciences.
2.Tutorials:
1.Sophomoreyear:HistoryofScience97(oneterm)required,grouptutorial.Letter
graded.
2.Junioryear:HistoryofScience98(oneterm)required.Lettergraded.
3.Senioryear:HistoryofScience99ab(twoterms)required(preparationofsenior
honorsthesis).GradeSat/Unsat.
3.Thesis:Required.
4.GeneralExamination:None.
5.Otherinformation:
1.Pass/Fail:Twononlettergradedcourses,includingrelevantFreshmanSeminars
taughtbydepartmentfaculty,maycountforconcentrationcredit.
2.StudyAbroad:Studentsmayelecttostudyabroadduringtheirjunioryear.There
isalsothepossibilityofreceivingtwocoursesworthofcreditforparticipationina
summerstudyabroadprogramledbyamemberofthedepartment.Please
consultwiththeDirectorofUndergraduateStudiesortheManagerofStudent
Programsformoreinformation.

NonThesisOption:12courses(48credits)

1.Requiredcourses:SameasBasicRequirements.
2.Tutorials:SameasBasicRequirements.
3.Thesis:None.
4.GeneralExamination:None.
5.Otherinformation:SameasBasicRequirements,plusthefollowing:
1.MinimumconcentrationGPA:StudentsmusthaveaconcentrationGPAequivalent
totheCollegewidecutofffordegreesMagnacumLaudeinField.Concentration
gradepointaverageswillbecalculatedfromastudentsbesttwelvecoursesthat
meettherequirements,includingfinalsemestergrades.
2.Onegraduatelevelcourse:Studentsmustsuccessfullycomplete(withaminimum
B+grade)atleastonegraduatelevel(i.e.,200level)coursetaughtbyamember
oftheHistoryofSciencefacultyorinanappropriateotherdepartment(e.g.,
History).Thisrequirementcanalsobemetbycompletingagraduateleveltrackof
work,asdeterminedbythefacultyinstructor,offeredwithina100levelcourse.
Therequirementisnormallyfulfilledinthesenioryear.
3.DeterminationofDepartmentalHonors:AdegreerecommendationofHonors(not
HighorHighestHonors)willbeawardedtostudentswhomeetthese
requirements.

MedicineandSociety
RequirementsforHonorsEligibility:14courses(56credits)

TheMedicineandSocietyfocusintheScienceandSocietytrackisappropriateforstudents
consideringacareerinmedicine,healthsciences,healthpolicy,orwhootherwisehavea
pronouncedinterestinthemedicalsciences.Itallowsstudentstocombinecourseworkin
manyofthescientificsubjectsrequiredformedicalschooladmissionwithacoherentprogram
ofcoursesthatlookathealthandmedicinefromarangeofhistorical,socialscientificand
humanisticperspectives.

1.Requiredcourses:
1.HistoryofScience100:KnowingtheWorld:IntroductiontotheHistoryofScience.
2.Fourcoursesinmedicalsciences.Nomorethantwocoursesmaybeintroductory.
Coursesshouldberelevantcoursesinchemistry,thelifesciences,thephysical
sciences,mathematics,molecularandcellularbiology,organismicand
evolutionarybiology,neurobiology,orhumanevolutionarybiology.
3.Fiveadditionalcourses:
1.Atleasttwocoursesmustbeinthehistoryofmedicineoritsallied
fields(includingthelifesciences,mindsciences,bioethics,and
biotechnology)andbetaughtbymembersoftheDepartmentofthe
HistoryofScience.
2.Twocourseswillnormallybedrawnfromotherdisciplinesconcerned
withthesocial,ethical,orhumanisticanalysisofmedicineandhealth
(e.g.,anthropology,economics,ethics,sociology).
3.Onecoursemaybeanopenendedelectivethatcanbefulfilledby
takinganyofthecoursesofferedbytheDepartmentoftheHistoryof
Science.
2.Tutorials:
1.Sophomoreyear:HistoryofScience97(oneterm)required,grouptutorial.Letter
graded.
2.Junioryear:HistoryofScience98(oneterm)required.Lettergraded.
3.Senioryear:HistoryofScience99ab(twoterms)required.Preparationofsenior
honorsthesisnormally,thiswilldealwithsomehistoricalquestiontodowith
medicineandhealth,broadlyunderstood.GradedSat/Unsat.
3.Thesis:Required.
4.GeneralExamination:None.
5.Otherinformation:
1.Pass/Fail:Twononlettergradedcourses,includingrelevantFreshmanSeminars
taughtbydepartmentfaculty,maycountforconcentrationcredit.
2.StudyAbroad:Studentsmayelecttostudyabroadduringtheirjunioryear.There
isalsothepossibilityofreceivingtwocoursesworthofcreditforparticipationina
summerstudyabroadprogramledbyamemberofthedepartment.Please
consultwiththeDirectorofUndergraduateStudiesortheManagerofStudent
Programsformoreinformation.

MoreinformationmaybefoundintheFocusinMedicineandSocietyguide,whichisavailable
intheUndergraduateOffice,ScienceCenter355.StudentsmayalsoconsulttheHistoryof
Sciencedepartmentwebsite.

Mind,Brain,andBehaviorSciences
RequirementsforHonorsEligibility:14courses(56credits)

Studentsinterestedinintegratingseriousstudyofthesciencesofmind,brain,andbehavior
withthoughtfulattentiontosociocultural,philosophical,andhistoricalquestionsraisedby
thosesciencesmaypursueaMind,Brain,andBehavior(MBB)focusinHistoryandScience,
developedincollaborationwiththeStandingCommitteeonNeuroscienceandtheUniversity
wideMind/Brain/BehaviorInterfacultyInitiative.(Mind,Brain,andBehaviortracksarealso
availableinHumanEvolutionaryBiology,ComputerScience,Linguistics,Philosophy,and
Psychology.)RequirementsforthisprogramarebasedonthoseoftheScienceandSociety
track,exceptthat:

1.Atleastthreeofthefivesocioculturalcoursesshouldbehistoricalinnature.Uptotwo
coursesmaybetakeninanauxiliaryarea,suchas:
1.HealthandSciencePolicy
2.MedicalAnthropology
3.ReligionandEthics
4.PhilosophyofMind&Behavior
2.ThefourcoursesinsciencemustincludeScienceofLivingSystems20theremaining
threecoursesinsciencemustincludeMCB80(ordinarilyinthesophomoreyear),and
atleasttwoadvancedsciencecoursesthatfocusinoneofthefollowingareas:
1.CognitiveSystems
2.Psychopathology
3.HumanEvolutionaryBiology
4.ChildDevelopmentandtheBrain
5.ComputationalNeuroscience
6.Neurobiology

Insomecircumstances,coursesfromtwoareasmaybecombined.

StudentspursuingtheMBBtrackarealsoexpectedtoparticipateintheUniversitywideMBB
researchmilieu,includinganoncreditsenioryearseminarforMBBthesiswriters.

ADVISING

ProfessorAnneHarringtonisDirectorofUndergraduateStudiesandhasoverallresponsibility
foradvisingintheconcentration.Sheisalsoavailableforindividualconsultation
(aharring@fas.harvard.edu).Studentsseekingadviceoncourseselection,oranyother
aspectoftheconcentration,shouldfirstcontactAliceBelser,theManagerofStudent
Programs(ajbelser@fas.harvard.edu).Facultyinchargeofstudentshistoryofscience
tutorialsalsofunctionasadvisers:sophomoresmayconsultwiththefacultyinchargeofthe
sophomoretutorialjuniorswithfacultyresponsiblefortheirjuniortutorialsandseniorswith
theseniortutorialcoursehead.

ForuptodateinformationonadvisinginHistoryandScience,pleaseseetheAdvising
ProgramsOfficewebsite.

HOWTOFINDOUTMORE
Formoreinformation,studentscanalsocontacttheManagerofStudentPrograms,Alice
Belser,ajbelser@fas.harvard.edu,6174953742,ScienceCenter355,ortheDirectorof
UndergraduateStudies,ProfessorAnneHarrington,aharring@fas.harvard.edu,617496
5234,ScienceCenter360.TheDepartment'smainwebsiteiswww.fas.harvard.edu/~hsdept/.

ENROLLMENTSTATISTICS
NumberofConcentratorsasofDecember

Concentrators 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014

HistoryandScience 109 116 135 118 121 102 108


HistoryandScience+anotherfield 4 1 1 3 5 7 2
Anotherfield+HistoryandScience 1 1 2 5 3 1 0

HistoryofArtandArchitecture
ProfessorJosephKoerner,DirectorofUndergraduateStudies

TheHistoryofArtandArchitectureconcentrationofferstraininginthehistoricalinterpretation
andcriticalanalysisofthevisualartsandarchitecture.Itdevelopstheskillsofvisual
discriminationandverbalexpressionfundamentaltoarthistoricalanalysis.

Encompassingmaterialfromthewidestrangeofgeographicandhistoricalorigins,arthistory
isitselfamultifaceteddisciplineembracingmanydifferentmethods,perspectivesand
interests.Sometimesitdeducesfromworksofartthetimeandplaceoftheirmaking,orthe
identityoftheirmakers.Sometimesitexamineshowconcepts,ideals,andsensibilitiesof
peopleofthepastareexpressedintheirart,andfurther,howthatartinfluencedwider
aspectsoftheirculture.Sometimesitexploreswithinlargescalefabrications(buildings,
towns,cities)thedynamicbetweenhumanandnaturalworlds.Theseandotherapproaches
arereflectedintheteachingandscholarshipoftheHistoryofArtandArchitecturefaculty.

Traininginthecriticalanalysisofartseekstoclarifytheperceptionandunderstandingof
howartworksrelatetothetechniquesandmaterialsusedintheirmaking,andtothe
environmentinwhichtheyareseen.Italsofosterstheabilitytomakeandexplainjudgments
ofqualityandvalue.InstructionincriticalanalysisisaidedbytheHistoryofArtand
Architecturedepartmentspartnershipwithoneoftheworldsgreatestteachingmuseums,
comprisingtheFogg,BuschReisinger,andSacklerMuseums.Thisoffersstudentsaunique
opportunityoffirsthandstudyoforiginalworksofartinmanymedia.

Concentrationrequirementsensurethatstudentsarewellversedinboththehistoricaland
criticalfacetsofthefield.Generally,courseworkofferscoverageofthehistoryofart,whilea
sequenceofsmallgrouptutorialsdevelopcriticalskills.Forstudentswithaspecialinterestin
architecture,theconcentrationofferscoursesonarchitecturalhistoryandurbanplanning,
whilealsohelpingtoadvisein,andcoordinate,relevantcourseworkundertakenbeyondthe
department.CoursesintheHistoryofArtandArchitectureundergraduatecurriculumare
structuredasathreetiersystem,consistingofasequenceofentrylevelandfieldspecific
introductorycourses,upperlevelcourses,andtutorials.

HistoryofArtandArchitecture(HAA)1,HAA10,andHAA11aregeneral,conceptual
introductions(toworldartfromprehistorytothepresent,historyoflaterwesternart,and
historyofworldarchitecture,respectively)eachofwhichcouldserveasapointofentryinto
thecoursesandconcentrationofHistoryofArtandArchitecture.

Tutorialsaresmallgroupseminarswhichdiscussthemethodologyofthedisciplineor
examineaspecificresearchtopicinthediscipline.Theseareintendedtoprovideincreasing
expertiseincriticalandanalyticalthinking,andserveasabasisforindependentsenior
researchprojects.Theseniorthesisoffersastudenttheopportunitytoapplyingreaterdepth
oneormoreofthemethodsandaimsdevelopedincoursesandtutorials,although,ofcourse,
thesesoftendealwithsubjectsnotincludedinclasswork.

TheconcentrationinHistoryofArtandArchitecturecanbepursuedinconjunctionwith
severalotherconcentrations,mostcommonlyVisualandEnvironmentalStudies,English,
Anthropology,Literature,areastudies,orRomanceLanguages.Togetherwiththe
departmentsoftheClassics,NearEasternLanguagesandCivilizations,andAnthropology,
theDepartmentofHistoryofArtandArchitectureinitiatesstudentsinthestudyof
archaeology.

ArchitectureStudiesisatrackwithintheHistoryofArtandArchitectureconcentration,jointly
administeredbytheHistoryofArtandArchitectureandtheGraduateSchoolofDesign.The
trackhasitsownrequirements,whicharedetailedbelow.Studentswishingtopursueother
specificinterestsmayreceiveadvisingfromappropriatefacultyasarrangedbytheDirectorof
UndergraduateStudies.

Requirementsforallconcentrators,jointandfull,provideexposuretoavarietyofareaswithin
arthistory,aswellasallowfortheselectionofamajorfieldfocusfromamongthefollowing:
African,Ancient(Egypt,AncientNearEast,Greece,Rome),Architecture,Baroqueand
Rococo,Byzantine,Chinese,Japanese,SouthAsian,Islamic,LatinAmerican/PreColumbian,
Medieval,ModernandContemporary,andRenaissance.

AHistoryofArtandArchitectureconcentrationisaneffectivecoretoaliberalartseducation,
andnotmerelypreprofessionaltrainingforfuturearthistorians.Thehistoryofartand
architectureisvirtuallyuniqueamongacademicdisciplinesinstudyingtheproductsof
societiesineverypartoftheworldovertheentirespanofhistory,fromthePaleolithiccave
paintingstotheworksofourclosestcontemporaries.

Studentsconcernedwithjointconcentration,creditforworkdoneelsewhere,andlatetransfer
intoHistoryofArtandArchitectureshouldconsultwiththeDirectorofUndergraduateStudies.
AllconcentratorsshouldarrangeadvisingappointmentswiththeDirectorofUndergraduate
Studiesatthestartofeachterm.

REQUIREMENTS
BasicRequirements:12courses(48credits)

1.Requiredcourses:
1.Fourcoursesfromofferedintroductorycourses,numberedHistoryofArtand
Architecture189.(Freshmenconsideringtheconcentrationshouldnormallytake
atleastoneoftheseintheirfreshmanyear,althoughthisisnotaprerequisitefor
theconcentration.)
2.Threecoursesinamajorfieldchosenfromthelistinitem5c.
3.Twocoursesintwodifferentareasoutsidethemajorfieldtobechosenfrom
courseswithtwoorthreedigitnumerationorofferingsinthePrograminGeneral
Education.
4.OnecourseofHistoryofArtandArchitecture97r(seeitem2a).
5.OnecourseofHistoryofArtandArchitecture98ar(seeitem2b).
6.OnecourseofHistoryofArtandArchitecture98br(seeitem2b).
7.Note:Ofthetwelvecoursesrequired,adistributionrequirementmustbefulfilled
asfollows:
1.Onecourseinitems1a,1b,1c,or1dmustbeinAsian,Islamic,
African,orLatinAmerican/PreColumbianifthemajorfieldisinany
areaofEuropeanorNorthAmericanartorarchitectureoronecourse
inEuropeanorNorthAmericanartorarchitectureifthemajorfieldis
Asian,Islamic,African,orLatinAmerican/PreColumbian.
2.Twocoursesintwodifferentperiodsotherthanthatofthemajorfield.
3.NomorethanfiveoftheseriesofcoursesnumberedHistoryofArtand
Architecture1089maybetakenforconcentrationcredit,exceptwith
theapprovaloftheDirectorofUndergraduateStudies.Thebalance
shouldbetutorialsandupperlevelcourses.
2.Tutorials:
1.Sophomoreyear:HistoryofArtandArchitecture97r(oneterm)required.Letter
graded.Grouptutorial,offersconcentratorsthechoiceofseveralstudygroups
investigatingaparticularfieldofarthistory.
2.Junioryear:HistoryofArtandArchitecture98ar(oneterm)andHistoryofArtand
Architecture98br(oneterm)required.Lettergraded.HistoryofArtand
Architecture98ar,facultytutorial,consistsofweeklymeetingswithdesignated
faculty,whereregularreadingandwritingassignmentsarefocusedonatopicof
mutualinterest.HistoryofArtandArchitecture98brisanintroductiontothe
methodsandresearchskillsofarthistory.HistoryofArtandArchitecture98arand
98brneednotbetakeninsequentialorder.
3.Thesis:None.
4.GeneralExaminations:None.
5.Otherinformation:
1.Historyofartandarchitecturecoursesmayinclude:GeneralEducationcourses
givenbymembersoftheDepartmentofHistoryofArtandArchitectureall
historicalcoursesinvisualandenvironmentalstudiesclassicalarchaeology
selectedcoursesinthePrograminGeneralEducation,thehumanities,
anthropology,andAfricanandAfricanAmericanstudiescertainofferingsofthe
GraduateSchoolofDesignandcertainFreshmanSeminars.Thedesignationof
anycoursetakenoutsidetheDepartmentofHistoryofArtandArchitectureasa
concentrationcourseissubjecttotheapprovaloftheDirectorofUndergraduate
Studies.Nomorethantwocoursesmaybeimportedintotheconcentrationby
petitionoverandabovethosewhicharealreadycrosslistedexceptionsfor
courseworkdoneaspartofstudyabroadprogramswillbeconsideredonacase
bycasebasis.
2.Pass/Fail:Normally,noworktakenPass/Failwillbeacceptedaspartofthe
concentrationhowever,theDirectorofUndergraduateStudiesmaymakean
exceptionfornotmorethanonecourseinstudioarts,oraFreshmanSeminar
(gradedSAT/UNS).
3.Majorfields:Studentselectoneofthecategoriesbelowasanareaoffocus.

African Ancient

Architecture BaroqueandRococo

Byzantine Chinese

SouthAsian Islamic

Japanese LatinAmerican/PreColumbian

Medieval ModernandContemporary

Renaissance

RequirementsforHonorsEligibility:14courses(56credits)

1.Requiredcourses:SameasBasicRequirements.
2.Tutorials:
1.SameasBasicRequirements.
2.SameasBasicRequirements.
3.SeniorYear:HistoryofArtandArchitecture99(twoterms)required.Graded
SAT/UNS.Inthefallterm,HistoryofArtandArchitecture99includesseveral
grouptutorialmeetingswiththeseniorhonorsadviser,whereassignmentsare
aimedatfacilitatingthewritingofaseniorthesis(Seeitem3).
3.Thesis:Required,ordinarilywrittenaspartofHistoryofArtandArchitecture99.A
studentwhodoesnotcompletethethesisbutwishestoreceiveyearlongcoursecredits
(8credits)orhalfyearcoursecredits(4credits)forHistoryofArtandArchitecture99
mustsubmitapaperorothersubstantialpieceofwork.Onlystudentswithaminimum
gradepointaverageof3.00withintheconcentrationareeligibletowriteathesis.
4.GeneralExamination:None.
5.Otherinformation:SameasBasicRequirements.

ArchitectureStudiesTrack
BasicRequirements:12courses(48credits)

ArchitectureStudiesisatrackwithintheHistoryofArtandArchitectureconcentration.Jointly
administeredbytheHistoryofArtandArchitecturedepartmentandtheGraduateSchoolof
Design,itpursuesthestudyofarchitecturewithinthespiritofaliberalartseducation.

Thetrackhasitsownrequirements,whicharedetailedbelow.Astatementofpurposeanda
proposedcourseplanisrequiredforentrancetotheArchitectureStudiestrack.Interested
studentsshouldcontacttheHAACoordinatorofUndergraduateStudiesforfurtherinformation
onthisprocess.

WithintheArchitectureStudiestrack,twobroadareasofemphasismaybechosen:(1)
HistoryandTheory,whichincludesthestudyofarchitecture,cities,landscapes,designed
objects,ornament,architecturalphotography,andmaterialculture,indiverseplacesandtime
periodsincludingAfrica,theAmericas,China,Europe,India,theIslamicworld,andJapan,all
fromantiquitytothepresentand(2)DesignStudies,whichincludesinvestigationsintothe
socialandaestheticdimensionsofcontemporaryarchitecture,landscapes,cities,and
territories,emphasizingissuesofsustainableenvironments,newformsofurbanism,andthe
useofdigitalmediaforvisualizationandanalysis.

BoththeHistoryandTheoryandtheDesignStudiesareasteacharchitecturewithinthe
largervisualculture.

1.Requiredcourses
1.HAA11,LandmarksofWorldArchitecture(course)orHAA22,theArchitectural
Imagination(course).
2.Threecoursesinarchitectureorarelatedfieldfromofferedcoursesnumbered
HAA1289and100199,adheringtothefollowingguidelines:atleastonecourse
inAsian,Islamic,African,SouthAsian,orLatinAmerican/PreColumbianartor
architectureonecourseinanyareaofEuropeanorNorthAmericanarchitecture
andonecourseinarchitecturebefore1800.SeeConcentrationRequirements:
SupplementforArchitectureStudiesontheHAAwebsiteforalistofapproved
courses.
3.HAA96a,ArchitectureStudio1:Transformations(course).Studiomaybetaken
sophomoreorjunioryear.Noprerequisite.Studiomeetsforsixhoursperweek.
4.HAA96b,ArchitectureStudio2:Connections(course).Studiomaybetakenjunior
orsenioryear.HAA96amustbetakenasaprerequisite.Studiomeetsforsix
hoursperweek.
5.OnecourseofHAA98ar(seeitem3a).
6.OnecourseofHAA98br(seeitem3b).
2.DistributionRequirementsforAreasofEmphasis
1.HistoryandTheory.Fourcoursesinarchitectureorarelatedfield,fromoffered
coursesnumberedHAA100299orrelatedcoursesattheGSDwithapprovalby
theDirectorofUndergraduateStudies(e.g.,GSD4121,4122,4223,4141,4142).
Coursesshouldbebalancedbetweenthetwodepartments.CoursesintheHAA
200rangerequirepermissionoftheinstructor.SeetheUndergraduate
Coordinatorforalistofapprovedcourses.OthercoursesfromtheHAAorGSD
rosters,orcoursesfromotherdepartments,maybesubstitutedwithapprovalof
theDUS(seeitem6a),Or
2.DesignStudies.Fourcoursesfromofferedcoursesthatinvestigatedesignmedia
andthesocial,ecological,andaestheticdimensionsofenvironments,numbered
HAA100199orrelatedcoursesattheGSDwithapprovalbytheDirectorof
UndergraduateStudies,9e.g.,GSD2223,3241,3242,3332)..Coursesshould
bebalancedbetweenthetwodepartments.GSDcoursesrequirepermissionof
theinstructor.SeetheUndergraduateCoordinatorforalistofapprovedcourses.
OthercoursesfromtheHAAorGSDrosters,orcoursesfromotherdepartments,
maybesubstitutedwithapprovaloftheDUS(seeitem6a).
3.Tutorials:
1.JuniorYear:HistoryofArtandArchitecture98ar(oneterm)required.Letter
graded.Tutorialledbyindividualfacultymember,offersconcentratorsthechoide
ofseveraltopicsinthefieldofartandarchitecturalhistory.
2.Junioryear:HistoryofArtandArchitecture98br(oneterm)required.Letter
graded.HistoryofArtandArchitecture98brisanintroductiontothemethodsand
researchskillsofarchitecturehistory.
4.Thesis:Nonerequired.
5.GeneralExaminations:None.
6.Otherinformation:
1.Thedesignationasaconcentrationcourseofanycoursetakenoutsideofthose
listedaboveorontheprogramslistofapprovedcoursesissubjecttotheapproval
oftheDirectorofUndergraduateStudies.Nomorethantwocoursesmaybe
importedintotheconcentrationbypetitionoverandabovethosewhichare
alreadycrosslistedexceptionsforcourseworkdoneaspartofstudyabroad
programswillbeconsideredonacasebycasebasis.
2.Pass/Fail:Normally,noworktakenPass/Failwillbeacceptedaspartofthe
concentrationhowever,theDirectorofUndergraduateStudiesmaymakean
exceptionfornotmorethanonecourseinstudioarts,oraFreshmanSeminar
(gradedSAT/UNS).

ArchitectureStudiesTrack
RequirementsforHonorsEligibility:14courses(56credits)andthesis

1.Requiredcourses:SameasBasicRequirements
2.Tutorials:
1.SameasBasicRequirements.
2.SameasBasicRequirements
3.SeniorYear:HistoryofArtandArchitecture99(twoterms).GradedSAT/UNS.In
thefallterm,HistoryofArtandArchitecture99includesseveralgrouptutorial
meetingswiththeseniorhonorsadviser,whereassignmentsareaimedat
facilitatingthewritingofaseniorthesis.(Seeitem3below.)
3.Thesis:Required,ordinarilywrittenaspartofHistoryofArtandArchitecture99.A
studentwhodoesnotcompletethethesisbutwishestoreceiveyearlong8creditor
halfyear4creditcoursecreditforHistoryofArtandArchitecture99mustsubmita
paperorothersubstantialpieceofwork.Onlystudentswithaminimumgradepoint
averageof3.00withintheconcentrationareeligibletowriteathesis.
4.GeneralExamination:None.
5.Otherinformation:SameasBasicRequirements.

JointConcentrationRequirements
StudentsapplyingforajointconcentrationwithArchitecturalStudiesmustconferwiththe
DirectorofUndergraduateStudiestoestablishawellconceivedthreeyearplan.

ADVISING

Departmentalacademicadvisingisprovidedbythefaculty,andbytheDirectorof
UndergraduateStudies,whomeetsindividuallywithconcentratorstodiscusscourse
selection,tutorials,andthesistopics(usuallyatthebeginningofeachtermandby
appointmentatothertimes).Studentsarereminded,however,thattheyareeachultimately
responsibleforthefulfillmentofconcentrationrequirements,andshouldcheckregularlyon
thecurrentstatusoftheirprogress.Proceduralinformationandadviceisavailablethroughout
theyearintheUndergraduateOffice.PleasecontacttheUndergraduateCoordinator,Thomas
Batchelder(SacklerMuseum,Room208,6174952310),whoisavailableonawalkinbasis
duringmostregularofficehours.

ForuptodateinformationonadvisinginHistoryofArtandArchitecture,pleaseseethe
AdvisingProgramsOfficewebsite.

RESOURCES

HistoryofArtandArchitectureconcentratorsbenefitfromtheunusuallyrichUniversity
collectionsofHarvardsfivemuseums:theFogg,Sackler,BuschReisinger,Semitic,and
PeabodymuseumscontainingWestern,Asian,andethnographicart.Concentratorsoften
haveanopportunitytobeinvolvedinaspectsofmuseumoperations,workingwithcurators
andmuseumstafftoresearchpiecesinthecollectionand/orshareinthemountingof
exhibitions.Harvardslibraryholdingsinartandarchaeologyincludemorethan250,000
booksandmorethan1,500,000photographsandslides.

TheMuseumofFineArts,theIsabellaStewartGardnerMuseum,andtheInstituteof
ContemporaryArtsarethreeofBostonsgreatculturalresources.Entrancetothese
institutionsisfreetoundergraduateswhoshowtheirHarvardIDcardsatthedoor.

HOWTOFINDOUTMORE

ForfurtherinformationregardingtheconcentrationcontacttheUndergraduateOffice,Sackler
MuseumRoom208,6174952310.Officehours:MondaythroughFriday,95.

ENROLLMENTSTATISTICS
NumberofConcentratorsasofDecember

Concentrators 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014


HistoryofArtandArchitecture 62 52 60 63 69 63 61

HistoryofArtandArchitecture+another
4 4 2 0 1 2 3
field

Anotherfield+HistoryofArtand
6 3 3 2 3 3 4
Architecture

HumanDevelopmentalandRegenerativeBiology
ProfessorKevinC.Eggan,CoHeadTutor
ProfessorDouglasA.Melton,CoHeadTutor

HumanDevelopmentalandRegenerativeBiology(HDRB)isalifescienceconcentrationthat
educatesstudentsonhowhumanbeingsdevelopfromafertilizedegg,aremaintainedand
repairedthroughoutadulthood,andagetilllifesend.Studentswillbegivenabroadeducation
inmodernlifesciencesbystudyingimportantbiologicalprincipleswithinthespecificrubricof
thedevelopingandregeneratingbody.Byaddinganexplicitandheavyemphasisonhands
onresearchopportunitiesinallfourundergraduateyears,HDRBwillengagestudentswithan
interestinresearchandtakeadvantageofHarvardsspecialstrengthsasateachingcollege
andresearchuniversity.

Totheextentthattranslationalorappliedresearchfocusesontheapplicationof
discoveriesmadeinmodelsystemstohumans,theHDRBconcentrationwillembracethe
oppositeapproach.Itsemphasiswillbeonrigorousbasicsciencewithafocusonwhatthe
studyofhumansrevealsaboutfundamentalbiologyandreciprocally,whatagreater
understandingofbiologyteachesusaboutourselves.Webelievethatafundamental
understandingofhowthehumanorganismdevelopsandmaintainsitselfrequires
foundationalknowledgeinlifesciences,chemistry,andphysicalsciences,whichareinturn
dependentonafundamentalknowledgeofmathematics.Therequirementsforthe
concentrationreflectthisview.

Studentsbegintheirstudyviafoundationalcoursesinthelifesciences.Ordinarily,students
nextwillenrollinStemCellandRegenerativeBiology(SCRB)10,whichisagatewaycourse
fortheHDRBconcentration.SCRB10introducesconcentratorstoconceptspresentedin
depthbylaterelectives.Studentswilldelvedeeperintomorefocusedtopicsthroughatleast
threeupperlevellectureorlaboratorycourses.SCRB91r,whichservesastheconcentration
tutorial,isordinarilytakeninthejunioryear.SCRB91risasemesterlongcourseof
independentlaboratoryresearch.HonorscandidatesmustalsoenrollinSCRB99andsubmit
athesis.

TheframeworkoftheconcentrationtakesadvantageoffacultystrengthinboththeFacultyof
ArtsandSciences,andHarvardMedicalSchoolthroughtheDepartmentofStemCelland
RegenerativeBiology.Thecurriculumprovidesarangeofcoursesthatwillbenefitstudents
interestedinmedicineandbiomedicalresearch,aswellasotherfieldsinwhicha
comprehensiveunderstandingofhumanbiologyisneeded.

REQUIREMENTS
BasicRequirements:13courses(52credits)

1.Requiredcourses:
1.LifeSciences(2courses):LifeSciences1a(orLifeandPhysicalSciencesA)and
LifeSciences1b.
2.QuantitativeScience(1course):AbovethelevelofMathematics1a.Ordinarily,
thisisfulfilledbyMath1b,Math19a,Math21a,orequivalent.Thiscanalsobe
fulfilledwithacourseinStatistics(Stat102,104,107,110,115,orequivalent).
3.Chemistry(1course):PhysicalSciences1,PhysicalSciences11,orequivalent.
4.HumanDevelopmentalandRegenerativeBiology(1course):SCRB10.
Concentratorswouldordinarilytakethiscourseinthefirstsemesteroftheir
sophomoreyear.
5.MolecularBiology(1course):MCB60,SCRB20,orequivalent.
6.Physics(1course):PhysicalSciences2orequivalent.
7.OrganicChemistry(2courses):Chemistry17andChemistry27,orChemistry20
andChemistry30.
8.Advancedcourses:Threecoursesabovetheintroductorylevel.Anyofthe100
levelSCRBcoursesmaybeusedtofulfilltheserequirements.Certainadvanced
coursesinmolecularandcellularbiology,chemistryandchemicalbiology,and
organismicandevolutionarybiologymayalsobeusedtofulfillthisrequirement.
Consulttheconcentrationofficeforalistofcoursescategorizedbyareaofinquiry.
9.Researchexperienceandtutorial:SCRB91r.Allconcentratorswillberequiredto
carryoutatleastonesemesterofsupervisedundergraduateresearchinthelabof
aSCRBfacultymember,HarvardStemCellInstitutePrincipalfacultymember,or
otherswiththepermissionoftheHeadTutor.Consulttheconcentrationofficefora
listofapprovedfacultymembers.Concurrentlywiththisresearchexperience,
studentswillmeetwiththeirundergraduateresearchadvisertwicepermonthto
discussprogressintheircoursework,theirresearch,andcurrentliteratureintheir
fieldofinquiry.Ordinarily,thesetwocomponentswillbecombinedinonetermof
SCRB91r,usuallytakeninthejunioryear.Studentscarryingoutthesisresearch
ordinarilyenrollintwotermsofSCRB99,oneofwhichmaybeusedtofulfillthis
requirement.
2.Thesis:None.SeeRequirementsforHonorsEligibility.
3.GeneralExamination:None.
4.Otherinformation:
1.Pass/Fail:CoursescountedforconcentrationcreditmaynotbetakenPass/Fail.
2.AdvancedPlacementcreditsmaybecounted(withorwithoutAdvanced
Standing),providedthetotalnumberofconcentrationcoursestakenatHarvard
doesnotfallbelowtwelvecourses,andprovidedthestudentdoesnotenrollina
courseforwhichtheadvancedplacementcreditwasgranted.Advanced
PlacementcreditforPhysicalSciences1mayordinarilybecountedifthestudent
beginswithChemistry17or20.
3.CertaincoursesofferedbytheSchoolofEngineeringandAppliedSciencesand
bytheDivisionofMedicalSciencesmayalsobecountedforconcentrationcreditif
appropriate.
4.CoursesrequiredtofulfillGeneralEducationsubjectareas(mostnotablyScience
ofLivingSystems)mayalsobecountedtowardconcentrationcreditwhere
appropriate.

RequirementsforHonorsEligibility:15courses(60credits)

1.Requiredcourses:SameasBasicRequirements.
2.Thesis:Required.StudentsenrollintwotermsofSCRB99duringthesenioryear.
3.See1IunderBasicRequirements.
4.GeneralExamination:None.
5.Otherinformation:SameasBasicRequirements.

ADVISING

TheHDRBConcentrationAdviser,Dr.BillAnderson,isavailabletoconcentratorsandpre
concentratorstoprovideguidanceoncourseselection,laboratoryresearch,andthefulfillment
ofconcentrationrequirements.Tolearnmore,visithttp://lifesciences.fas.harvard.edu/hdrb,or
contactDr.Anderson(william_anderson@harvard.eduor6174950950).

HOWTOFINDOUTMORE

TheCoHeadTutorsofHumanDevelopmentalandRegenerativeBiologyareProfessors
KevinEgganandDougMelton,andtheConcentrationAdvisorisDr.BillAnderson.Formore
informationabouttheHDRBconcentration,visithttp://lifesciences.fas.harvard.edu/hdrb.
StudentsmayalsocontactDr.BillAnderson(BauerLaboratoryRoom204,7DivinityAvenue
6174950950william_anderson@harvard.edu)formoreinformation.

ENROLLMENTSTATISTICS
NumberofConcentratorsasofDecember

Concentrators 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014


HumanDevelopmentalandRegenerative
50 95 141 146 159 176
Biology*
*HumanDevelopmentalandRegenerativeBiologydoesnotparticipateinjointconcentrations.
Theater,Dance,andMedia
Dr.DeborahFoster,DirectorofUndergraduateStudies

Theater,Dance,andMedia(TDM)combineshistoricalandtheoreticalstudywithcreativeart
making.TaughtbyexperiencedprofessionalsfromtheA.R.T.andtheDanceCenter,students
areintroducedtotherigoranddisciplinerequiredtomastertheinterlockingfieldsoutofwhich
theater,danceandmediapracticesarecomposed.However,thegoaloftheconcentrationis
notconservatorystyletrainingbutratheracognitiveapproachtoartmaking.Forthisreason,
studentsareencouragednottospecializeinonefield,buttorangebroadlyacrossthe
differentarts.Wealsoteachtheuseofdifferentmediapractices,especiallythoserelevantto
performance.

Ourstudiocoursesincludereadingorotheranalyticalcomponents,andthosearereinforced
inhistoricalandtheoreticalcourses.Inthosecourses,studentsalsostudyadjacentartforms,
suchasliterature,music,andthevisualarts,thatareimportanttotheperformingarts.The
concentrationemphasizescollaboration.Actors,producers,directors,choreographers,
writers,designers,stagemanagers,andsounddesignersnecessarilyworktogethertocreate
andproduceasuccessfulperformance.

Inadditiontotherequiredcoursework,studentspursuingtheTheater,Dance,andMedia
concentrationwillberequiredtoparticipateinatleasttwodepartmentalproductionsandtwo
additionalproductions.Studentswillalsobeexpectedtoobtaintechnicalskillsboththrough
workingonthecrewforadepartmentalshow,aswellasthroughstudiodesignclasses.

REQUIREMENTS

ElectiveProgram:11courses(44credits)

1.RequiredCourses:
1.Fourcoursesfocusedoncriticalandscholarlyapproachestotheateroffered
throughtheStandingCommitteeonTheater,Dance,andMediaorbyfacultyin
alliedfields,including,butnotlimitedto,thedepartmentsofComparative
Literature,English,Music,HistoryofArtandArchitecture,Visualand
EnvironmentalStudies,andFolkloreandMythology.Thesecoursesshouldnotall
betakeninasinglediscipline,forexampledramaticliterature,butrathershould
givethestudentarangeofexperienceinthevariousaspectsoftheatermaking.At
leastoneofthesecoursesmustspanasubstantialtimeperiodandinclude
variousgenresandformsoftheater,dance,andmedia.Thestudentwillconsult
withhisorherconcentrationadvisersandtheDirectorofUndergraduateStudies
(DUS)forcourseapprovalandtocompileasoundplanofstudytomeetthis
requirement.[Note:oneoftheeightcoursesineitherscholarlyorpracticedbased
approachesmustbeinnonWesterntheater/danceornontraditional
performance.]
2.Fourcoursesthatarepracticebasedorstudio.Coursescanincludedirecting,
design,artsentrepreneurship,acting,dance,choreography,playwriting,
dramaturgy,andworkinnewermedia.Thestudentshouldtakecoursesinmore
thanonediscipline.Thechoiceofcourseswillrequiretheapprovalofthe
studentsconcentrationadviserandtheDirectorofUndergraduateStudies(DUS).
[Note:oneoftheeightcoursesineitherscholarlyorpracticedbasedapproaches
mustbeinnonWesterntheater/danceornontraditionalperformance.]
3.Oneadditionalcourse,eitherstudioorcritical.
2.Tutorials:
1.Sophomoreyear:Theater,Dance,andMedia97:Drama,Theater,Theory.(one
term)required.Lettergraded.
2.Junioryear:Theater,Dance,andMedia98(oneterm)required.Lettergraded.
1.Thegoalofthejuniortutorialistotestinsightsgeneratedfromcritical
readinginthecontextofstudiopractice.Theresultofthejuniortutorial
canbeafinalperformancecombinedwithawrittenaccountofthe
relationbetweenreading,research,andstudiopracticethathas
occurredoverthecourseofthesemester,orawrittenprojectthat
includesreflectionsonstudiowork.
3.Thesis:None
4.GeneralExamination:None
5.OtherInformation:ThefollowingadditionalrequirementswillbegradedSAT/UNSand
mustbeapprovedbytherelevantconcentrationadviserandtheDUS.
1.DepartmentalProductions:Studentsmusttakepartinatleasttwodepartmental
productions.
2.AdditionalProductions:Studentsmustparticipateinatleasttwoadditional
productionsthatmaybedepartmentalorstudentorganizedproductions.
3.Technicalrequirement:Studentsmustobtaintraininginlightboardoperationand
othertheatermachineryincludingvideoprojectionandrecording.Thistraining
canbeacquiredeitherthroughstudiodesignclassesorthroughworkingonacrew
foratheaterproduction.
4.TheaterLabs:Studentsmustcompletetwotheaterlabswhichinvolveworkingon
departmentalshows,undertheguidanceofprofessionals,insuchcapacitiesas
stagemanagement,lightandsoundoperation,shop,masterelectrician,technical
director,hanginglights,andwardrobe.

RequirementsforHonorsEligibility:13courses(52credits)

1.Requiredcourses:SameasBasicRequirements
2.Tutorials:SameasBasicRequirements,plustwotermsofTheater,Dance,andMedia
99:SeniorTutorial(yearlong8creditcourse)required.GradedSAT/UNS
3.Thesis:Required.Honorscandidatesmaycompleteaperformancebasedorcritical
thesis.Thesesareproposedinthespringofjunioryearandmustbeapprovedbythe
studentsfacultyadviserandDUS.
4.GeneralExamination:None
5.OtherInformation:SameasBasicRequirements.

RequirementsforJointConcentration:ConsultDirectorofUndergraduateStudies

ADVISING

Duringthesophomoreyear,studentswillmeetwiththeDirectorofUndergraduateStudiesto
identifytwoadvisersonefocusingontheaterpracticeandoneoncriticalandhistorical
courses.TogetherwiththeDUS,theconcentrationadviserswillhelpstudentskeeptrackof
requirementsanddevelopacourseofstudythatiscoherentbutalsosuitedtothestudents
goalsandinterests.

HOWTOFINDOUTMORE

Formoreinformationabouttheconcentration,pleasecontacttheDirectorofUndergraduate
Studies,Dr.DeborahFoster,dfoster@fas.harvard.edu.Informationcanalsobefoundonthe
departmentwebsite.

ENROLLMENTSTATISTICS
NumberofConcentratorsasofDecember

Theater,Dance,andMediaisanewconcentrationin201516.

HumanEvolutionaryBiology
ProfessorDavidPilbeam,HeadTutor

Dr.CaroleHooven,CoHeadTutor

TheconcentrationinHumanEvolutionaryBiology(HEB)providesstudentswiththeskillsand
knowledgetheyneedtoinvestigateandanswerquestionsaboutwhoweare,howwegot
here,andwhatmakesusunique.Researchinhumanevolutionarybiologyisincreasingly
influencingmedicalscience,economics,linguistics,psychology,andpoliticalscience,and
HEBconcentratorslearnhowtouseanevolutionaryperspectivetohelpsolverealworld
problems.Humanevolutionarybiologistsusedataateverylevelofbiology,fromgenesto
bodiestopeopleintheirecologicalcontexts,toanswerquestionssuchas:

W