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June 2, 2017
In 1943, in the middle of the Second World War, the Yale historian George Pierson published a report entitled “A Planned Experiment in Liberal Education.” Pierson noted the “...
April 4, 2017
The headline from The New York Times announcing the success of Yale’s Directed Studies program nearly 70 years ago. Directed Studies (DS), which began in the 1940s as “...
April 3, 2017
The Directed Studies program celebrated its 70th anniversary this past weekend with seminars, five panels and a special exhibit at the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript...
April 3, 2017
Democratizing the Great Books At a time when many of the values that underpin our democracy are under threat, educators of whatever political disposition should...
November 22, 2016
The Humanities Program is proud to announce that two of Yale’s three Rhodes Scholarships this year went to students who completed Directed Studies. Congratulations to Hannah...
November 15, 2016
World-renowned English classicist Mary Beard delivered a lecture last Friday on Tacitus, a Roman senator and historian, as a part of the annual Directed Studies Colloquium...

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