Gov 1005 Counts for Methods Requirement

April 8, 2020

We have a new curriculum change to announce: Gov 1005 Data will fulfill the methods requirement for the Gov concentration, in addition to Gov 50 Political Science Research Methods.


New College-Wide Grading Policy for Spring 2020

March 27, 2020

Harvard College has announced that all undergraduate classes will switch to a new grading system for Spring 2020. Instead of letter grades, courses this term will utilize an "emergency satisfactory" (SEM)/"emergency unsatisfactory" (UEM) system. A full Q&A about this new policy can be found on the DSO website

This policy supersedes the Gov Dept's previously announced pass/fail policy for Spring 2020. The Department will count SEM...

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