Distribution Requirements Applicable to Class of 2016 (entering August 2012) and later
Distribution Requirements Prior to Class of 2016
Complete all distribution requirements (formerly called "Core") as follows:
a. Literature—one course from among specified courses in the Departments of Chinese, Classics, English, French, German/Russian, and Spanish.
b. Fine Arts—one course from among specified courses in the Departments of Art, Music, and Theatre.
c. History—one course from specified courses in the Department of History.
d. Religion and Philosophy—two courses, at least one of which must be in Religion, from among specified courses in the Departments of Religion and Philosophy.
e. Natural Science and Mathematics—three courses from among specified courses in the Departments of Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, and Physics. At least one of the three must be a course in Mathematics or Computer Science and at least one must be a science course with a laboratory.
f. Social Sciences—two courses from among specified courses in the Departments of Anthropology, Economics, Education, Political Science, Psychology, and Sociology.
At least six of the ten distribution requirements must be completed for a student to enter the junior year. It is strongly recommended that the student complete all ten distribution requirements before entering the senior year.
The four-course Humanities sequence (150, 151W, 250, 251) satisfies the composition requirement and distribution requirements as follows: Literature; History; Religion and Philosophy (two courses). The two-course Humanities sequence (160-161W) satisfies the composition requirement and the distribution requirement in literature. A student who withdraws from either Humanities sequence after one semester receives one credit toward graduation, but neither distribution nor composition credit. A student who withdraws from the four-course sequence after the second semester receives credit only for HUM 151W, satisfying the composition requirement but no distribution requirement.