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Dartmouth College
Hanover, NH 03755

Frequently Asked Questions

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Why two terms?

The range of time and texts we cover is enormous. 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). If you are interested in applying for Humanities 1, please follow the application procedure described on the course website by August 1, 2016.

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?

Interested students should apply by August 1, 2016 at

The first class of Humanities 1 will meet on Monday,  September 12, 2016. Humanities 1 and 2 are both scheduled at the 12 hour.

How can I find out more about Humanities 1 and 2?

Attend the Open House.  If you've read the information on this website and applied for admission to the sequence, then attend the Open House during First-Year Orientation where you'll meet the professors and your classmates. Date and location to be announced.

 during First-Year Orientation.  

Who are this year’s faculty?

Fall, 2016: Pramit Chaudhuri (Classics), Dennis Washburn Asian Studies), Paul Carranza (Spanish & Portuguese), Michelle Clarke (Government).  

Winter 2017: Pramit Chaudhuri (Classics), Andrea Tarnowski (French & Italian), Ellis Shookman (German Studies).

Last Updated: 4/5/16