Religion 91r is a course of supervised reading and research on a special topic in the Study of Religion. The 91r permits individuals or small groups to examine subjects that cannot be studied in regular courses. It involves reading and written work, both of which are evaluated by the faculty director with a letter grade and written comments. Religion 91r is normally open only to concentrators. The director of the course must be a member of the Harvard faculty—though exceptions to this rule may, in some cases, be authorized by the Director of Undergraduate Studies.
Students who wish to enroll in a 91r must give the Director of Undergraduate Studies a petition, signed by the proposed faculty director, that describes the reading and written work to be completed. The 91r petition is available from the Director of Undergraduate Studies. All Religion 91r proposals must receive the approval of the Director of Undergraduate Studies prior to the deadline for handing in study cards.