Engaged Scholarship in General Education (Gen Ed)

Focusing on urgent problems and enduring questions, General Education (Gen Ed) courses are unusually explicit in connecting the subjects you study to the people you will become and the world beyond the classroom. Transcending disciplinary divisions, they demonstrate the value of embedding what you will learn in your concentrations within the broader context of the liberal arts.

The spirit of engaged scholarship (ES) courses at Harvard support the mission of Gen Ed courses in connecting the real-world to the classroom. For a guide on how engaged scholarship can be integrated into Gen Ed courses, see the following examples.