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Dartmouth College
Hanover, NH 03755

Frequently Asked Questions

Baker Tower

Why two terms?

We cover a great range of eras and texts. Two Dartmouth quarters allow barely enough time.  Hence the sequence.

If I am accepted, do I have to take both terms?

No, you may simply complete Humanities 1 in the fall and receive credit for Writing 5 (Note: If you start off by taking Writing 5 in the fall term and then decide you would like to apply for Humanities 2 in the winter term, you may do so if there are spaces available).

What do I need to know about the First-Year Writing Requirement?

Humanities 1 and 2 fulfill the First-Year Writing requirement; Humanities 1 replaces Writing 5 and Humanities 2 replaces a First-Year Seminar.

Which General Education requirements are met by taking Humanities 1 and 2?

Humanities 2 fulfills the Literature Distributive, as well as the Western category of the World Culture Requirement (Humanities 1, being equivalent to Writing 5, carries no additional distributives).

What dates do I need to know?

Applications are due by 4:00PM on August 1, 2016. Apply at

The first class of Humanities 1 will meet on Monday, September 12, 2016. Humanities 1 is scheduled at the 12 hour.

Who are this year’s faculty?

Fall, 2016:   Paul Carranza (Spanish & Portuguese), Jane Carroll (Art History), Michelle Clarke (Government), Dennis Washburn (Asian Studies).

Winter 2017:  Ellis Shookman (German Studies), Dennis Washburn (Asian Studies), Jane Carroll (Art History).

Last Updated: 10/25/16