Courses That Count

The following courses count for concentration credit in the fields of History & Literature. In most cases, this means that at least 50% of the material in the course relates directly to a distribution requirement or field.

If you find a course that you think is well-suited to your own particular course of study, but that does not appear on the list, you may submit a Petition. If you have any questions about courses or concentration credits, please speak with one of the Assistant Directors of Studies.

All History & Literature concentrators, regardless of field, may count one Arts & Humanities course (including Humanities Pathways, Frameworks, Colloquia: Essential Texts, Essential Questions, and Studio) OR one HL90 Seminar not in the student’s field for concentration credit as an elective.

  • The Humanities Colloquium courses include:
    • Humanities 10a. Essential Works in the Western Tradition 1. Alison Simmons, Kathleen Coleman, Jay Harris, Jonathan Bolton, Racha Kirakosian. 2015 Fall.
    • Humanities 10b. Essential Works in the Western Tradition 2. Amanda Claybaugh, Richard Moran, Stephen Osadetz, Leah Whittington. 2016 Spring.
  • The Frameworks in the Humanities courses include:
    • Humanities 11a. The Art of Looking. Robin Kelsey. 2016 Spring.
    • Humanities 11b. The Art of Listening. Alexander Rehding. 2015 Fall.
    • Humanities 11c. The Art of Reading. Julie Buckler. 2016 Spring.
  • The Pathways in the Humanities courses include:
    • Humanities 12. Masterpieces of World Literature. David Damrosch and Martin Puchner. 2016 Spring.
    • Humanities 52. Human History. Maya Jasanoff and Niall Ferguson, 2016 Spring.
    • Humanities 53. Revolution, Reform and Conservatism in Western Culture. William Simpson. 2015 Fall.
    • Humanities 54. The Urban Imagination. Julie Buckler. 2015 Fall.