Welcome

Directed Studies offers a select group of first-year students an intense interdisciplinary introduction to some of the seminal texts of Western civilization. Working in discussion seminars with top Yale faculty, DS students learn to analyze complex texts and to put them into conversation with one another across time and genre. DS helps students develop their abilities to engage in thoughtful discussions of fundamental human questions, and through frequent feedback from faculty and dedicated DS writing tutors, to write clear and persuasive analytic essays.

Literature

Lectures 
Monday, 11:35–12:25
Whitney Humanities Center, Auditorium 
(53 Wall Street)

Philosophy

Lectures 
Wednesday, 11:35-12:25
Whitney Humanities Center, Auditorium 
(53 Wall Street)

Historical & Political Thought

Lectures
Friday, 11:35–12:25
Whitney Humanities Center, Auditorium 
(53 Wall Street)