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 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: