Declare English

Declare English & join our community!

Sophomores, ready to declare English as your concentration?
Declarations for the Class of 2020 are due Thursday, November 09, 2017

Juniors and Seniors, ready to transfer into English?

Follow these steps:

1. Review our Guide for Concentrators and Honors Options to familiarize yourself with the English concentration requirements. See how your courses fit into our different tracks. These informal documents will help you complete the official Plan of Study document in Step 2.

Honors Program: Thesis Track (14 courses)
Honors Program: Non-Thesis Track (14 courses)
Elective Program (11 courses)
Honors Program: Joint Track (6-8 courses)

2. Complete the English Concentration Plan of Study & submit your concentration declaration request in my.harvard.

How to create a declaration or change of concentration request

3. Make an appointment with one of our undergraduate program advisors to review your plan of study. At this meeting, we’ll review your plan of study and approve your declaration request. Prospective joint concentrators must meet with Professor Warren.

Professor Andrew Warren
Director of Undergraduate Studies

Barker Center 151
warren@fas.harvard.edu
Office Hours: Mondays, 12:30-2:30 pm

Professor Kelly Rich
Associate Director of Undergraduate Studies

Barker Center 069
rich@fas.harvard.edu
Office Hours: Tuesdays 2:00-3:30 and Wednesdays 2:30-3:30 pm
or make an appointment online: Schedule

Lauren Bimmler
Undergraduate Program Administrator

Barker Center 159
lbimmler@fas.harvard.edu
Office Hours: Mondays – Fridays 10 am-12 pm, 2-4 pm

Henry Vega Ortiz
Undergraduate Program Assistant

Barker Center 158
henryvegaortiz@fas.harvard.edu
Office Hours: Mondays – Fridays 10 am-12 pm, 2-4 pm

Want to talk to a peer advisor first?

4. Upload your approved English Concentration Plan of Study form to my.harvard.

How to upload documents to my.harvard

5. Mark your calendar for our New Concentrator Advising Orientation: Monday, November 13, 4-6 pm, at the Queen’s Head Pub!

Once you join the English Department, we’ll work with you to find a faculty concentration advisor. To ensure a departmental experience rich in both breadth and depth, we encourage you to work with your faculty concentration advisor to explore your interests in depth and to explore as many subfields of English literature as possible:

Medieval (c. 700-1550)
Renaissance (c. 1550-1688)
Enlightenment (c. 1688-1800)
Romanticism (1780-1830)
Nineteenth Century British (c. 1815-1900)
Modern British (1900-present)
Early American (c.1700-1850)
American Renaissance & Post-Bellum (1850-1900)
Modern American (1900-present)
African American (1800-present)
Transnational Anglophone (c.1750-present)
Drama
Literary Theory
Creative Writing