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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.

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Gen Ed Proposals Could Increase Job Security for Humanities Ph.D.s

​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.”

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FAS

Teaching Fellows Praise New Gen Ed Targets

Teaching fellows reacted positively to a recent report by the committee tasked with reviewing the General Education Program.

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College

Final Gen Ed Report Released

Concentration courses could count for credit in the College’s revamped General Education program, a distinct change from a proposal introduced last fall, should the Faculty of Arts and Sciences approve a finalized version of the program released Tuesday.

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FAS

Students Praise Proposed Gen Ed, But Some Remain Skeptical

Though some undergraduates say they are on the whole satisfied with a new proposal to overhaul the College’s General Education program, others have expressed skepticism and say students were not adequately consulted during the review process.

College

FM Imagines: Breaking: New Gen Ed Categories Announced!

​Faculty opinions have made it clear that our current Gen Ed system is in radical need of improvement to meet students’ intellectual needs in our complex, changing world. As per request, we have pared students’ non-concentration requirements down to only four Gen Ed varieties, often combining old categories that are similar enough if we don’t overthink it; plus, an expository writing course and the study of a foreign language. ​

Before The Meeting
College

Faculty Praise Proposal To Overhaul Gen Ed Program

​Faculty members overwhelmingly praised a proposal for a renewed General Education program—a drastic overhaul of the program’s current structure—at the semester’s final meeting of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences on Tuesday.

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FAS

Report Outlines ‘Major Proposals’ for Gen Ed Overhaul

​Harvard undergraduates would be required to fulfill distribution requirements, complete a quantitative-based course, and take fewer general education courses in new, consolidated categories as part of a drastically altered General Education program, should members of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences vote to approve a new proposal in the coming months.

Crimson-UC Crossfire Debate
College

At Debate, UC Hopefuls Support Recognizing Single-Sex Groups

When asked how they would have voted on a proposed ballot referendum that called on administrators to restrict student membership in final clubs, all candidates said they oppose such a move.

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Gen Ed

What Gen Eds Have Helped Us With

Thus, it seems like an apt time to recount how this beloved system has aided us in our growth as students and responsible adults.

Louis Menand
College

Louis Menand

English professor Louis Menand, pictured here from 2013, chaired the previous Task Force on General Education that crafted the current Gen Ed program.

College

Students and Faculty Weigh Options for Gen Ed Overhaul

The General Education review committee has vetted tentative proposals to overhaul the program that a spring report deemed “​failing on a variety of fronts.”​

Faculty Meeting
College

Faculty Hear Emerging Details on Renewed Gen Ed Program

The Faculty of Arts and Sciences together heard emerging details of what a renewed program in General Education could look like in the aftermath of the release of a report that deemed the College’s foundational curriculum “failing on a variety of fronts.”

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