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Faculty and students say the curriculum redesign is necessary to keep pace with broader changes in the field and continue to attract new students.
The digital humanities initiative will expand to local television and will feature influential figures discussing poetry.
Martin Puchner said the fall offerings unite the academic study of dramatic literature with practical experience.
Evelyn B. Higginbotham received the 2014 National Humanities Medal for her research in African American history.
"I am delighted to see the students that are interested in this important pathway into the study of the humanities, and we will continue to do our best to support it," said Arts and Humanities Dean Diana Sorensen. Students crowded into Fong Auditorium on Thursday morning to attend the first lecture of Humanities 10a: A Humanities Colloquium: From Homer to Descartes.
Philosophy professor Alison Simmons introduces students to Humanities 10a. The two-semester course serves as an introduction to the study of the humanities and can now fulfill the College’s expository writing requirement.
A new policy permits students to enroll in introductory course Humanities 10 and earn Expository Writing credit.
During the first CS50 lecture, David J. Malan '99 explains the concept of binary.
Posters for the #notCS50 campaign cover the publication rack in Quincy House. The posters appeared in houses and class buildings all over campus on Wednesday.
Colleagues remember the late Slavic and Comparative Literature professor as an avid writer and artist whose work was known around the world for its transformative power.
After decades of administrative shutdown, the College is set to launch its first formal program in Latino Studies, but many are calling for something more.
As universities nationwide experience a crisis in the humanities, Harvard embarks on its first major fundraising campaign for the arts.
At a panel introduced by University President Drew Faust, three College alumni discussed their work in creating "Whiplash," a film about a jazz student and his instructor.