In graduate seminars, students consider central conceptual and analytic themes, course design, and pedagogy while analyzing appropriate readings, primary materials, and laboratory work. This innovative model gives faculty interested in developing new courses the opportunity to construct the course via a graduate seminar in which all the essential questions of course design are carefully assessed.
Faculty interested in developing new General Education courses can submit a seminar proposal, which will be reviewed by a joint committee of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences and the Program in General Education. The Committee on General Education works with faculty to provide guidance as they develop the undergraduate course and provides access to course development resources.
Available Graduate Seminars in General Education can be found by searching the my.harvard course catalog. Students should contact the organizing faculty member for more information and check with their programs about whether these courses will fulfill degree requirements.