REQUIREMENTS: 5 courses (20 credits)

The Committee offers two secondary field pathways: Ethnicity, Migration, Rights and Latina/o Studies. Students must complete five courses from the approved course list, which can be found in the course search in and on the EMR website.

Ethnicity, Migration, Rights

The general pathway in EMR requires five courses (20 credits).

  1. One Portal Course. Courses designated as Portal Courses are meant to give students an overview of one or more of our core areas and should be taught by Harvard ladder faculty. Many Portal Courses are taught by EMR committee members. On occasion, a student may be granted permission to use another course from the list as a Portal Course. Students wishing to discuss this option should do so with the Secondary Field Academic Adviser.
  2. Four additional courses must be taken, two of which must be above the introductory level.

Latina/o Studies Requirements

Additional Information

Four of the five courses must be taken for a letter grade and passed with a B- or better. One course, including approved Freshman Seminars, may be taken Pass/Fail or SAT/UNS.

Courses related to the fields of EMR from study abroad, Harvard Summer School, and other Harvard schools may count toward the secondary field with approval.

Harvard College policy states that only one course may be double-counted for concentration credit and secondary field credit. There is no limit to the number of courses that can be double-counted for secondary field credit and General Education credit.

Students should consult with the Secondary Field Academic Adviser for guidance in choosing appropriate courses or to request approval for course exceptions.