Advertisement

Folklore and Mythology

Committee Funding
FAS

‘Steering Your Own Ship’: Committee Concentrations Forge Unique Paths for Students and Faculty

In addition to the full departments under the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, 10 nondepartmental degree programs overseen by Standing Committees of the FAS offer undergraduate concentrations. Both faculty on these committees and students under these concentrations acknowledge the unique characteristics of pursuing one’s studies under such an administration.

Barker Center
College

Despite Decrease in Concentrators, Students and Faculty Alike Defend the Humanities

Of the 18 concentrations in the Arts and Humanities division, 10 have experienced significant decreases in numbers of concentrators, six remained relatively steady, and two saw slight increases between 2015 and 2019.

Toxicity with Folklore and Mythology
FAS

Folk and Myth Holds Symposium on Environmental, Racial Issues

At the event, titled "Toxic Tales, Body Burdens, and Climatic Conundrums," speakers ranging from professors to current students spoke about issues like climate change, ecotourism, and race relations.

Toxicity with Folklore and Mythology
College

Toxicity with Folklore and Mythology

The Folklore and Mythology department hosted a symposium called Toxic Tales, Body Burdens and Climactic Conundrum in the Thompson Room on Saturday.

Moiya in the Warren House
Science

Moiya A.S. McTier

Moiya McTier is a joint concentrator in two of the most different fields from one another: Astrophysics and Folklore & Mythology.

Soman Chainani
College

Harvard Grad Chainani Discusses Fantasy Book Series

​New York Times bestselling author Soman S. Chainani ’01 shared his experiences as a writer and discussed his children’s fantasy trilogy “The School For Good and Evil” on Tuesday during a Folklore and Mythology class.

Humanities for Hire
College

The Humanities at Work

The universe of higher education often bemoans a "crisis" in the humanities, with supposedly dwindling numbers and few job prospects. At Harvard, humanities concentrators face a crisis of choice, attempting to balance their passions with factors like stability and employment. For Harvard graduates, the question is not so much whether you’ll get a job with a humanities degree—it’s where.

College

A Look Inside: Warren House

​On the outskirts of Harvard Yard lies an incongruous yellow house. Lacking the domineering sophistication of the Faculty Club and the Barker Center’s frenetic influx of students, the yellow farmhouse is comparatively modest, with nothing but a small placard on the door to inform you that you are inside Warren House. ​

College

Snow Days by Concentration

Now that everyone has frolicked sufficiently, snow days have become a time for learned contemplation. FM considers how students of various concentrations can best use their time off.

Venn Diagram: PTP vs. PCP
UHS

Venn Diagram: PTP vs. PCP

Both are useless for decision-making.

Venn Diagram: PTP vs. PCP
Folklore and Mythology

Venn Diagram: PTP vs. PCP

Venn Diagram: PTP vs. PCP

FlyBy Image
Folklore and Mythology

Courses You Should Have Taken

Another Fifth Monday has come and gone, and everyone’s schedules have been finalized. While some of us are already regretting not dropping Math 21a, others are more than thrilled with their schedules. A select group of students had the ingenuity to choose courses that are truly out-of-the-box.

Scrutiny

Same Story, New Book: Repackaging Humanities at Harvard

Recently, national news outlets have declared a crisis of the humanities. But at Harvard, the plot gets more complicated. The challenges facing Harvard's humanities necessitate changes to course offerings far more than the core of the humanistic enterprise.

Concentration Advising Fair
Advising

How To Pick the Right Concentration

If you’re a sophomore, you’re probably freaking out about having to declare your concentration by mid-November (and by even earlier for some programs). To help you avoid picking the wrong one, Flyby compiled a cheat sheet detailing some possible areas of study.

Computer Science

Image

The folklore and mythology concentration saw two of its seven junior concentrators make PBK's "Junior 24," while large concentrations like government and economics saw just one concentrator apiece make the list.

Advertisement