First Year Students

 What’s Your Story?
A First Year’s Guide to English

 

Advising Fortnight: Extended Office Hours

Tuesday 3/28
Leah Whittington
lwhittington@fas.harvard.edu
Office: Barker 275
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12:00 PM 1:00 PM
Derek Miller
dmiller@fas.harvard.edu
Office: Barker 071
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12:00 PM 1:00 PM
Henry Vega Ortiz
henryvegaortiz@fas.harvard.edu
Office: Barker 158
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12:00 PM 2:00 PM
Stephen Greenblatt
greenbl@fas.harvard.edu
Office: Barker Center 154
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1:00 PM 2:00 PM
Jim Engell
jengell@fas.harvard.edu
Office: Barker Center 272
2:00 PM 4:00 PM
Wednesday 3/29
Lauren Bimmler
lbimmler@fas.harvard.edu
Office: Barker 159
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10:00 AM 12:00 PM
Derek Miller
dmiller@fas.harvard.edu
Office: Barker 071
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12:00 PM 1:00 PM
Andrew Warren
warren@fas.harvard.edu
Office: Barker 151
3:00 PM 5:00 PM
Thursday 3/30
Lauren Bimmler
lbimmler@fas.harvard.edu
Office: Barker 159
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10:00 AM 12:00 PM
Derek Miller
dmiller@fas.harvard.edu
Office: Barker 071
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12:00 PM 1:00 PM
Kelly Rich
rich@fas.harvard.edu
Office: Barker 069
4:00 PM 5:00 PM
Tuesday 4/4
Henry Vega Ortiz
henryvegaortiz@fas.harvard.edu
Office: Barker 158
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10:00 AM 12:00 PM
Lauren Bimmler
lbimmler@fas.harvard.edu
Office: Barker 159
______________________
10:00 AM 12:00 PM
Derek Miller
dmiller@fas.harvard.edu
Office: Barker 071
12:00 PM 1:00 PM
Wednesday 4/5
Andrew Warren
warren@fas.harvard.edu
Office: Barker 151
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3:00 PM 5:00 PM
Thursday 4/6
Derek Miller
dmiller@fas.harvard.edu
Office: Barker 071
______________________
12:00 PM 1:00 PM
Kelly Rich
rich@fas.harvard.edu
Office: Barker 069
4:00 PM 5:00 PM
Friday 4/7
Lauren Bimmler
lbimmler@fas.harvard.edu
Office: Barker 159
______________________
10:00 AM 12:00 PM
Henry Vega Ortiz
henryvegaortiz@fas.harvard.edu
Office: Barker 158
10:00 AM 12:00 PM

Advising Fortnight: Events

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What does concentrating in English look like? Check out our previous concentrator pathways.

Future Screenwriter
Creative Thesis, Secondary Field in Film Studies

FALL SPRING
Freshman
Year
English 125s: Shakespeare
and Identity
English 110: An Introductory Humanities Colloquium (now Hum10)
French Aa: Beginning
French
French Ab: Beginning
French II
History 79i: Breaking
Headlines: The
History of News
Expos 20: Expository
Writing
Freshman Seminar 31j:
Skepticism and Knowledge
Freshman Seminar
32u: H. P. Lovecraft

FALL SPRING
Sophomore
Year
English 166: American Modernism
English 170a: High
and Low in Postwar America
VES 70: The Art of Film VES 59: The Science of
Fiction
French C: Intermediate
French
French 30: Advanced Language Review
SLS 20: Psychological
Science
CB42: Communism and the Politics of Culture

FALL SPRING
Junior
Year

English 98r: Half-Told Tales: Representing
the Unnarratable

English 66: Migrations: Narrative Setting

English Clr: Screenwriting
Workshop

English Calr: Advanced Screenwriting Workshop

Hist & Lit 90at: The
Postwar American Road
Narrative

ER 37: Adam and Eve

 

VES 173: Visual Music

AAAS 10: Introduction to
African American Studies

Anthro 1010: The Fundamentals of Archaeological Methods & Reasoning


FALL SPRING
Senior
Year
English 99r: Senior Thesis Tutorial English 99r: Senior Thesis Tutorial
English 40: Arrivals: British Literature 700-1700 English 50: Poets: Ode, Elegy, Epigram, Fragment, Song
VES 71: Silent Cinema VES 90: The Horror Film
SPU 27: Science & Cooking VES 179f: Furious Cinema: 1968-1979
Future English Graduate Student
Critical Thesis

FALL SPRING
Freshman
Year
English Cakr: Advanced Playwriting Workshop
Expos 20: Expository Writing
Freshman Seminar 33x. Complexity in Works of Art: Ulysses and Hamlet ER 26: The Ethics of Atheism: Marx, Nietzsche, Freud
Slavic Aab: Beginning Russian (intensive) Slavic Bab: Intermediate Russian (intensive)

Fall Spring
Sophomore
Year
English 91r (Old English) English 91 (Old English)
English Cbbr: Intermediate
Poetry Workshop
English 210: Early
Middle Identities:
Graduate Seminar
AI 37: Introduction to
the Bible in the Humanities
and the Arts
English 59: The American Lyric
Slavic 101: Advanced Intermediate Russian Slavic 178: Trauma: Representation, Theory, Experience
CS 1: Great Ideas in Computer Science

FALL SPRING
Junior
Year
Old Norse-Icelandic
Literature and Language
Old Norse-Icelandic
Mythology
(Junior Tutorial
Old High German Old English Philosophy
The Exeter Book
Shakespearean Tragedies

FALL SPRING
Senior
Year
English 166: American Modernism English 170a: High
and Low in Postwar America
VES 70: The Art of Film VES 59: The Science of Fiction
French C: Intermediate
French
French 30: Advanced Language Review
SLS 20: Psychological
Science
CB42: Communism and the
Politics of Culture
Future Poet
Creative Thesis

FALL SPRING
Freshman
Year
Seminar 37m. American Dissent English Chcr: Advanced Poetry Workshop
Music 2: Foundations  of Tonal Music I Expos 20:  Expository Writing
SLS 20: Psychological Science Stat 104: Introduction
to Quantitative  Methods for Economics
Gov 20: Foundations of Comparative Politics Phil 8: Introduction  to Early  Modern Philosophy

FALL SPRING
Sophomore
Year
English Cbbr: Intermediate
Poetry Workshop
English Cpwr: Poetry Workshop

English 52: Poets: Personal and Impersonal Lyric: Shakespeare, Herbert, Blake, Keats
English 90qp: 20th-Century American Poetry
Spanish C: Intermediate
Spanish
Spanish 30: Advanced
Spanish Language
Psych 18: Abnormal
Psychology
Music 167r: Introduction to Electroacoustic Music
Soc Std 10a: Introduction to Social Studies Phil 8: Introduction  to Early  Modern Philosophy

FALL SPRING
Junior
Year Abroad
English 111: Epic Chaucer and his Literary Background
English 90dm: Shaw, Beckett, Pinter, Stoppard History of the English Language since Chaucer
SPU 14: How to Build a Habitable Planet Shakespeare
Independent Study The Modern Period II (Junior Tutorial)

FALL SPRING
Senior
Year
English 99r: Senior
Thesis Tutorial
English 99r: Senior
Thesis Tutorial

English 68: Migrations:
American Immigrant Literature
English 41: Arrivals:
British Literature 700-1700
English 157: The Classic Phase of the Novel Religion 1802:
Introduction to Islamic
Mysticism: The Sufi Tradition
ER 15: If There is No God,
All is Permitted: Theism
and Moral Reasoning
HAA 10: The Western
Tradition: Art Since the
Renaissance
Religion 1722: Buddhist Ethics

Pre-Med Student
Critical Thesis, Secondary Field in OEB
FALL SPRING
Freshman
Year
Math Ma: Intro: Functions and Calculus I Math Mb: Intro: Functions and Calculus II
LS 1a: An Integrated
Introduction to the Life Sciences: Chemistry, Molecular Biology, and Cell Biology
Phy Sci1: Chemical Bonding, Energy, and Reactivity: An Introduction to the Physical Sciences
FS 26v: Blood: From Gory to Glory Expos 20: Expository Writing
ER 15: If There is No God,
All is Permitted: Theism
and Moral Reasoning
Arabic A: Elementary Arabic

FALL SPRING
Sophomore
Year
English 63: Migrations: The Global Bildungsroman English 199a: The Rules of the Game: The History of Literary Theory
English 154: Literature and Sexuality USW 19: American Food: A Global History
Math 1b: Calculus, Series and Differential Equations LS 1b: Genetics, Genomics and Evolution
Chem 17: Principles of Organic Chemistry Chem 27: Organic Chemistry of Life

FALL SPRING
Junior
Year
English 90xa: The Contemporary Novel in English English 98r: The 21st Century American Novel
AI 55: Shakespeare, the Early Plays CB 45: The History of the English Language
OEB 10: Foundations of Biological Diversity English 57: Metaphysical Poetry
Phy Sci 2: Mechanics, Elasticity, Fluids, and Diffusion Phy Sci 3: Electromagnetism, Circuits, Waves, Optics, and Imaging

FALL SPRING
Senior
Year
English 99r: Senior Thesis
Tutorial
English 99r: Senior Thesis Tutorial
Eng 102b: Old English: Introduction to Anglo-Saxon Language and Literature English 103d: Old English: Beowulf and Seamus Heaney
English 40: Arrivals: British Literature 700-1700 OEB 290: Microbial Sciences: Chemistry, Ecology and Evolution
 OEB 145: Genes and Behavior OEB 52: The Biology of Plants
 ER 18: Classical Chinese Ethical and Political Theory SW 24: Global Health Challenges: Complexities of Evidence-Based Policy

Pre-Med Student
Non-Thesis Honors
FALL SPRING
Freshman
Year
Math 21a: Multivariable
Calculus
His-Std A-27 (Core): Reason and Faith in the West
LS 1a: An Integrated
Introduction to the Life Sciences: Chemistry, Molecular. Biology, and Cell Biolog
LS 1b: Genetics, Genomics and Evolution
Spanish 50: Writing and Performance Spanish 71b: Introduction to Modern Latin American Literature
Freshman Seminar 25g: The Impact of Infectious Diseases on History and Society Expos 20: Expository Writing

FALL SPRING
Sophomore
Year
English 154: Literature and Sexuality English 122: Love and Its Alterations in the Renaissance Imagination
AI 26: Race, Gender, and Performance (Related) English 70: Shakespeare: Text, Performance, Film
Chem 17: Principles of Organic Chemistry Chem 27: Organic Chemistry of Life
MCB 80: Neurobiology of Behavior Phy Sci 1: Chemical Bonding, Energy, and Reactivity: An Introduction to the Physical Sciences

FALL SPRING
Junior
Year
English 180: Modern
American Crime Narratives
English 90ws: Wilde and Shaw
ER 22: Justice English 98r: Victorian Scandal: Immorality and Obscenity in Nineteenth-Century Literature
Life Science 2: Evolutionary Human Physiology and
Anatomy
English 51: Ballads, Sonnets, Literary History, and Poetic Form
Phy Sci 2: Mechanics,
Elasticity, Fluids, and Diffusion
Phy Sci 3: Electromagnetism, Circuits, Waves, Optics, and Imaging

FALL SPRING
Senior
Year
English 42: Arrivals, British Literature 700-1700 English 65: Migrations: Place, Space, Region
English 90lv: Consciousness from Austen to Woolf English 156: Crime and Horror in Victorian Literature and Culture
English 179: American Drama since 1945 WGS 1231: American Social Body
Stat 101: Introduction to Quantitative Methods for Psychology and the Behavioral Sciences SW 24: Global Health Challenges: Complexities of Evidence-Based Policy

 

Need one-on-one Advice?

Contact Derek Miller, Associate Director of Undergraduate Studies
Barker Center 071
dmiller@fas.harvard.edu
Office Hours: Tuesdays and Thursday 2:00-4:00 or by appointment
Academic advising for concentrators and prospective concentrators

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