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Courses You Should Have Taken

Another Fifth Monday has come and gone, and everyone’s schedules have been finalized. While some of us are already regretting not dropping Math 21a, others are more than thrilled with their schedules. A select group of students had the ingenuity to choose courses that are truly out-of-the-box.


Same Story, New Book: Repackaging Humanities at Harvard

Recently, national news outlets have declared a crisis of the humanities. But at Harvard, the plot gets more complicated. The challenges facing Harvard's humanities necessitate changes to course offerings far more than the core of the humanistic enterprise.

Concentration Advising Fair

How To Pick the Right Concentration

If you’re a sophomore, you’re probably freaking out about having to declare your concentration by mid-November (and by even earlier for some programs). To help you avoid picking the wrong one, Flyby compiled a cheat sheet detailing some possible areas of study.

Computer Science


The folklore and mythology concentration saw two of its seven junior concentrators make PBK's "Junior 24," while large concentrations like government and economics saw just one concentrator apiece make the list.


Few Hit Jackpot In Course Lotteries

As the number of interested students in some already oversubscribed classes continues to grow and Pre-Term Planning data at times fails to accurately predict student interest, professors face the dilemma of how best to accommodate students while still maintaining the quality of their classes.

Folklore and Mythology

For Creative Concentrators, A New Happily Ever After

Folklore and mythology recently joined English; literature; studies of women, gender, and sexuality; and visual and environmental studies in offering some concentrators the option of working on a creative project as a senior thesis.

Computer Science

Pre-Term Planning Data Shows Increased Interest in CS

Pre-Term Planning data for Spring 2012 indicates an increased interest in computer science classes and suggests that a few courses with capped enrollments will be competitive.

On Campus

Two New Ghost Tour Companies Swoop into Cambridge

Harvard is haunted. Or at least, that’s what two separate companies claim in their guided ghost tours of Harvard’s campus.

On Campus


What is supposedly a ghost peeking through a window of Memorial Hall.

Harvard in the City

Tatar Discusses Development of Fairy Tales

Professor Maria Tatar, the chair of the Committee on Degrees in Folklore and Mythology, noted the historical evolution of fairy tales in a lecture Thursday at the Dudley branch of the Boston Public Library in Roxbury.


Read Across America Day: Happy Birthday to You, Dr. Seuss!

Read Across America Day: Happy Birthday to You, Dr. Seuss!

Folklore and Mythology

Folk and Myth Talks Grimm

As “Grimm Legacies” drew to a close on Saturday, attendees took one final look in the “magic mirror”—a prop that was the centerpiece of two days of discussions on topics such as violence in “Hansel and Gretel” and metamorphosis in “Beauty and the Beast.”


10 Tried and True Classes

If you're still unsure about classes, take a look at some of these steadfast courses that are popular year after year. Although they may not be the easiest, without fail, these classes consistently fill up lecture halls.


Hidden in Plain View: History's Mark on Harvard Buildings

Many of Harvard's most interesting architectural oddities can be seen right out in the open.



Professor Maria Tatar, John L. Loeb Professor of Germanic Languages and Literature and Chairman of the Harvard Program in Folklore and Mythology, speaks at the Brattle Theatre on Wednesday about her recent book, The Annotated Peter Pan.

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