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…….more

News

March 31, 2016
Twelve students from the DS Critical Theory reading group, organized by Dante DeBlasio and led by Prof. Paul North, discussed Frantz Fanon’s The Wretched of the Earth...
March 31, 2016
The Humanities Program launched three new initiatives for Directed Studies and the Humanities major. The “Living Texts” series gives students and faculty opportunities to...
March 31, 2016
Of the four Yalies to receive Gates and Rhodes Scholarships for 2016, two spent their freshmen year in Directed Studies. William (Will) Theiss (BK ’16) was awarded a Gates...

Literature

Fall 2015 and Spring 2016

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

Philosophy

Fall 2015 and Spring 2016

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

Historical & Political Thought

Fall 2015 and Spring 2016

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