Directed Studies offers a select group of freshmen 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 more…..

What's Happening in DS

Sherry Turkle, MIT “Reclaiming Conversation”
December 7, 2016
Directed Studies Class of ’37 Colloquium – Sherry Turkle is the Abby Rockefeller Mauzé...
DS Gallery Talk: Art of Medieval Italy
December 8, 2016
Larry Kanter, Chief Curator and Lionel Goldfrank III Curator of European Art


November 22, 2016
The Humanities Program is proud to announce that two of Yale’s three Rhodes...
November 15, 2016
World-renowned English classicist Mary Beard delivered a lecture last Friday on...
Robert Pinsky
October 18, 2016
Robert Pinsky gave our first colloquium of the year on “Action in the Inferno...
October 15, 2016
Twenty current and former DS students attended a new play by Sarah Ruhl at the...
October 6, 2016
Susan Matheson, Molly and Walter Bareiss Curator of Ancient Art led a...
September 28, 2016
Sarah Nooter (University of Chicago) screened Pasolini’s Notes Toward an...


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


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

Historical & Political Thought

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