Prospective Students

Explore History & Literature

Interested in learning more? Here are steps you can take to explore History & Literature:

  • Take one of our HL90 Seminars to get to know the concentration. 
  • Browse the lists of Courses that Count for concentration credit to see the wide range of departments and programs where our concentrators study. 
  • Contact our Peer Advisors, current students who are eager to share their experiences in the concentration.
  • Sign up for concentration advising with our most experienced academic advisers.

Declare History & Literature

  • Declare History & Literature on my.harvard! You do not need to choose a field of study within the concentration until the end of your sophomore year.
  • Upon declaring, you will be invited to schedule an advising meeting with History & Literature faculty advisers. This is the first of many advising meetings that form the backbone of the concentration. 
  • You will also submit the Advising Form for Declaring History & Literature as we begin to get to know you and your interests.

Switch into History & Literature

Every year a few students switch into History & Literature in the sophomore spring or junior fall. If you are considering switching concentrations, contact us to schedule an advising meeting and we will help you find the right concentration.