In extending the length of the class, the professors added a wider selection of books to the syllabus, which they tweak slightly each year.
The Advanced Standing program will undergo significant changes in 2020 to permit College students to graduate with an undergraduate and master’s degree in four years.
The Faculty of Arts and Science will likely vote on a proposal to amend current guidelines for the College’s Advanced Standing program at their monthly meeting this week.
About a hundred astronomers and visiting scholars gathered at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics to hear a presentation on astronomy's latest advancements.
Graduate students and faculty said early semester fluctuating enrollments in their classes can cause challenges for course staff, who often face uncertain schedules as a result.
A "tiny" percentage of students use Advanced Standing at Harvard. But across the country at Stanford, one in five undergrads take advantage of a similar program.
General Education program director Kenen said designing the types of courses that achieve program goals is difficult and is taking the College longer than expected.
Council member David L. Howell called the meeting of the Faculty Council—the Faculty of Arts and Sciences' highest governing body—"happily routine."
With a week to try out any course ahead of Friday's registration deadline, students in the College braved rain and overcrowded halls during their first day of classes.
Harvard seniors Terrens Muradzikwa ’18 and Mandela Patrick ’18 will continue their studies abroad at Oxford as international Rhodes Scholars.