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Frequently Asked Questions

Why two terms?

The range of time and texts we cover is enormous. Two Dartmouth quarters allow barely enough time.  Hence the sequence.

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

Humanities 1 and 2 fulfill the First-Year Writing  requirement, in place of taking Writing 5 and a First-Year Seminar.

Do I have to take both terms?

No, you may leave after Humanities 1, receiving credit for Writing 5.  There may also be limited spaces available in HUMS 2 for students who have taken Writing 5 in fall term. If you are interested please contact Professor Andrea Tarnowski (Humanities.I.and.II@Dartmouth.edu).

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 to the Director by August 15, 2014.

The first class of Humanities 1 will meet on Monday September 15, 2014. 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 during First-Year Orientation or contact Professor  Andrea Tarnowski (Humanities.I.and.II@Dartmouth.edu).

Who are this year’s faculty?

Fall, 2014: Suzanne Brown (English), Paul Carranza (Spanish & Portuguese), Andrea Tarnowski (French & Italian).  

Winter 2015: Pramit Chaudhuri (Classics), Paul Carranza (Spanish & Portuguese), Andrea Tarnowski (French & Italian).

Last Updated: 4/11/14