Fulfilling Aesthetics & Culture

Aesthetics & CultureThis requirement is only for students graduating after 2018

Starting in Fall 2018, students can fulfill the new General Education Aesthetics & Culture requirement only by taking a course that has been approved for this perspective.  In summer 2018, a listing of academic year offerings that satisfy this General Education requirement will be available in my.harvard.edu

When all students are moved to the new requirements in Fall 2018, anyone who has already fulfilled the current General Education Aesthetic & Interpretive Understanding requirement or the current General Education Culture & Belief requirement will automatically have fulfilled the new General Education Aesthetics & Culture requirement.  Anyone who has already fulfilled both Aesthetic & Interpretive Understanding and Culture & Belief will automatically have fulfilled the new General Education requirement for Aesthetics & Culture and the new distribution requirement for the Arts & Humanities. 

Departmental courses students take in Fall 2018 or later cannot fulfill the new General Education requirements, but might fulfill the new distribution requirement.  For example, if a student takes Music 1 before Fall 2018, she will get General Education Aesthetic & Interpretive Understanding credit, and, once she is moved to the new requirements, will have fulfilled the new General Education Aesthetics & Culture requirement.  If she takes Music 1 in Fall 2018 or later, this  course can fulfill only the new Arts & Humanities distribution requirement and cannot fulfill the new General Education Aesthetics & Culture requirement.