The Humanities Program is proud to offer a fantastic selection of offerings exclusively for first-year undergraduates. The Humanities Program is home to several wildly successful First-Year Seminars, as well as Directed Studies, an intensive interdisciplinary introduction to the seminal texts of the Western Intellectual Tradition.
The First-Year Seminar program offers first-year students the opportunity to enroll in small classes with some of Yale’s most distinguished faculty members. Some seminars provide an introduction to a particular field of study; others take an interdisciplinary approach to a selected topic. Whatever the subject and method of instruction, each seminar is designed specifically with first-year students in mind and provides an opportunity to work closely with faculty members and peers. Many classes feature visits to the Yale University Art Gallery, the Yale Center for British Art, the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, as well as field-trips to off-campus sites.
Interested students must pre-register before the start of each semester. Courses are capped at instructor’s discretion.