Gen Ed

Inelastic Demand
College

Students Criticize New Ec 10 Textbooks; Mankiw Defends

Students in the College’s introductory economics class are criticizing the new textbook. But the course’s professor and the textbook’s author said the new system is worth the pricetag.

Shopping Ec10
College

Crowded Classrooms Signal Start of Shopping Period

A number of courses were packed with students Wednesday as the College's fall shopping period kicked off.

Spring Faculty Meeting
Gen Ed

Faculty Consider Vision for New Gen Ed Courses

The chair of the General Education standing committee Edward J. Hall, also chair of the Philosophy Department, presented a vision for ideal courses and discussed opportunities and challenges for faculty teaching new Gen Ed courses.

College

Students in Gen Ed Transition Will Choose Between Programs

During the transition to the revamped Gen Ed program, students will choose to fulfill requirements under either the new or the old system, according to Faculty of Arts and Sciences Registrar Michael P. Burke.

College

Administrators Eye Fall 2018 for Launch of New Gen Ed

Administrators are considering a fall 2018 launch for the revamped General Education program, according to Gen Ed committee chair Edward J. Hall, a move that could make access to the new program a possibility for current freshmen.

College

Student Leaders Surprised at Gen Ed Change

Student leaders expressed surprise regarding recent changes to the new General Education program, approved by a vote of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences on Tuesday, though they were quick to voice support for the alterations.

University Hall
FAS

Faculty Approve General Education Overhaul

The Faculty of Arts and Sciences voted Tuesday to approve a new General Education program that would allow students to take as many as half of their requirements pass-fail.

College

Faculty to Vote on Music, Gen Ed Programs

Members of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences will vote on a dual degree music program and on new legislation for the College’s program in General Education at Tuesday’s Faculty meeting.

FAS

New Sexual Ethics Course Offered Amid Campus Discussions

Amid ongoing discussions about sexual assault and consent on campus, the new General Education course Ethical Reasoning 42: “Sexual Ethics as Ethical Reasoning” asks students to challenge their preconceived notions about sex and morality.

FAS

History Department Divided Over Potential Loss of 'Study of the Past'

Members of the History Department remain divided over the absence of a “Study of the Past” requirement in the General Education Review Committee’s final report released in January.

FAS

FAS Stresses Smooth Gen Ed Transition

​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.

FAS

After Gen Ed Proposal, Teaching Campaign Looks Ahead

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.

BSC Open Forum
College

Committee on Undergraduate Education Discusses Gen Ed Transition

​Undergraduates who have taken General Education courses under current categories will receive credit for those classes after the Faculty of Arts and Sciences rolls out a revamped program, according to Stephanie H. Kenen, the Administrative Director for Gen Ed.

College

Ec 10b is Largest Course for Third Consecutive Spring

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.

FAS

Faculty Council Disscuses Gen Ed Legislation, Jazz Music Program

​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.