Welcome

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…..

Application Information

Applications to Directed Studies for 2018-19 are now open until June 3, 2018.

Questions? Contact Director of Undergraduate Studies Kathryn Slanski at kathryn.slanski@yale.edu.

What's Happening in DS

News

Makayla Haussler ’19
April 13, 2018
Makayla Haussler ’19 has been selected as one of 59 Truman Scholars in the 2018...
February 26, 2018
DS is delighted to congratulate Malina Simard-Halm, whose work in the ethics...
February 9, 2018
The Q Brothers Collective, a hip-hop theatre group, on Thursday afternoon...
November 20, 2017
Join us in congratulating former DSer, Daniel Judt A current Yale undergraduate...
June 2, 2017
In 1943, in the middle of the Second World War, the Yale historian George...

Literature

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

Philosophy

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

Historical & Political Thought

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