Major program: The College of Letters is a three-year interdisciplinary major for the study of European literature, history, and philosophy. The program consists of:
In all these contexts, much emphasis is put on the development of skills in writing and speaking. For this reason, letter grades are not given in courses taken for COL major credit, and COL seminars do not generally have final examinations. Instead, tutors write detailed evaluations of their students work at the end of each semester, and these are kept on record (and discussed with each student upon request).
Sample Courses: Laughter and Politics; German Romanticism in Art and Literature; Reading Theories; Tolstoy; Feminism After 1968: France, the United States, and in Between; Russia's Storyteller Playwrights
Number of Professors: 12
Professor of English and Comparative Literature, Professor of Letters