Data and science are king—or president, rather—in Carlos E. Díaz Rosillo’s class on American presidential elections, Government 1359: “The Road to the White House.”
The South Asian Studies department, which replaced Sanskrit and Indian studies in 2010, is in the process of finalizing a list of candidates for its second ever tenure-track position.
Once the Faculty approve a new program in General Education, all students will choose Gen Ed courses from the same, revamped offerings, according to Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences Michael D. Smith.
After a committee reviewing General Education recommended a program-wide section target of 12 students, members of a graduate student campaign aimed at lowering section sizes are reevaluating their priorities.
Economics 10b: “Principles of Economics” is once again the largest course in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, marking the third consecutive year it has achieved that distinction, according to data from the registrar’s office.
A semester after the end of pre-term planning, Harvard faculty members remain divided on the merits of a course shopping week with no advanced registration of any kind.
Members of the Faculty Council on Wednesday heard proposals on new General Education legislation and a joint jazz program between Harvard and the Berklee College of Music, topics that will be presented at the faculty’s first meeting of the semester next week.
Twenty seniors are pursuing creative writing theses through the English department this year, double the number of students who wrote a creative writing thesis in 2013.
Professor Carla D. Martin gives the opening lecture for her class “Chocolate, Culture, and the Politics of Food” on Wednesday. Martin discussed the history of chocolate’s popularity as well as the industry’s use of child labor.
Computer Science concentrator Michael J. Woo ’16 reads a book in aisle 4 of the Harvard COOP bookstore, where many students purchase course books, on Wednesday afternoon.
Under no circumstances should you take five classes.
Every semester, Harvard students fight the ghosts of the overachievers they used to be that tell them taking 5 classes is a good idea. Flyby is here to help you out as you decide if 5 classes is the right choice for you.
Each semester, hundreds of students shop one of professor Shaye J.D. Cohen’s General Education courses on the Hebrew Bible, enticed by the possibility of fulfilling a requirement while receiving an “easy A.”
At Harvard, Computer Science 50 is known for its heavy workload of problem sets and quizzes, but at Yale, that may have come as more of a surprise.
During final exams, and on final papers and assignments, undergraduates have starting affirming their awareness of Harvard College’s first honor code, which went into effect this semester.