Joint Concentrations

History & Literature welcomes joint concentrations, and it aspires to make the integration of two concentrations as seamless as possible. In past years, History & Literature students have pursued joint concentrations with:

Joint concentrators are expected to complete all History & Literature tutorials, but permission can be granted to substitute one semester of the History & Literature tutorial with a tutorial from the other concentration. Course requirements in the History & Literature portion of the joint concentration will be determined by the student and the Director of Studies. Courses in both the primary and allied programs are taken into consideration in calculating a joint concentrator's concentration GPA. Degree recommendations for joint concentrators will be determined in consultation with both concentrations in preparation for the senior oral exam. 

History & Literature must be the primary concentration in any joint plan of study, except when the student plans to pursue a creative senior project. In that case, the department providing artistic training may be the primary concentration. For example, to pursue a performance-based thesis as a joint concentrator in History & Literature and Theater, Dance, and Media (TDM), TDM would be the primary concentration, and History & Literature would be the allied field. The thesis would follow TDM’s process, with one modification: the written component should reflect History & Literature's methods of research, analysis, and argumentation. As such, it should be between 5,000 and 10,000 words, excluding notes and bibliography, to represent the substantial work undertaken in History & Literature. 

Secondary Fields

Students are also welcome to pursue a secondary field in addition to their concentration in History & Literature. Only one course may count for both the secondary field and the concentration. While students are welcome to discuss with their History & Literature tutors how a particular secondary field relates to their plan of study, secondary fields are ultimately administered by the granting department or program. In past years, History & Literature students have pursued secondary fields in: