All courses offered in the undergraduate programfall under the four divisional headings, in the interdivisional heading, and the Conservatory of Music. A student can expect a course listed to be taught at least once every four years. Every semester over five hundred courses are offered, about one-fifth as tutorials (often student designed) and the rest as seminars, studio courses, lectures, Senior Projects, and independent studies. The average class size is 16 in the Lower College and 12 in the Upper College.
Upper and Lower College Courses
- 100-level courses are primarily, though not exclusively, for first-year students;
- 200-level courses are primarily for Lower College students;
- 300- and 400-level courses are designed for Upper College students.
All courses carry four credits unless otherwise noted. There are several two-credit seminars; intensive language courses carry eight credits and immersion language courses 12 credits. A normal course load is 16 credits each semester.