College of Letters Open House

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Are you tired of academic monogamy? If you’re a freshman, COL might be just the right solution for you:

Freshmen: You are cordially invited to the COL Open House receptions on Monday Feb. 25 and Tuesday Feb. 26 at 4:15 pm!! COL majors, faculty, and cookies will be present to provide comfort, support, and answers to any major-related questions.

The College of Letters is a three year, interdisciplinary major for the study of European literature, history, and philosophy, from antiquity to the present.  During these three years, students participate as a cohort in a series of colloquia in which they read and discuss works together (in English), learn to think critically about texts in relation to their contexts and influences-both European and non-European—and in relation to the disciplines that shape and are shaped by those texts.  Majors also become proficient in a foreign language and study abroad in order to deepen their knowledge of another culture.  The COL, a unique college within the University, has its own library and workspace where students can attend lectures, study together, and meet informally with their professors, whose offices surround the library.  To learn more about the COL, and the application process please visit the COL website.

The major begins, unlike most majors, in the fall of the sophomore year, which is why application for it must be made in the spring of your first year.

This year the deadline for applications is Monday, March 25, the first day after the Spring vacation.  We have only a limited number of places, and our admission process has to be completed before the university’s preregistration procedures, so it is important to apply on time.  If all available places are filled by timely applicants, late applicants will automatically be placed on a waiting list.

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