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Yale University

Yale University is a private Ivy League research university located in New Haven, Connecticut. Founded in 1701 in the Colony of Connecticut, the university is the third-oldest institution of higher education in the United States. In 1861, the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences became the first U.S. institution to award the Ph.D. Yale became a founding member of the Association of American Universities in 1900. Yale's system of more than two dozen libraries holds 12.5 million volumes. 49 Nobel Laureates have been affiliated with the University as students, faculty, and staff. Yale has nurtured many notable alumni, including five U.S. Presidents, 19 U.S. Supreme Court Justices, and several foreign heads of state. Yale Law School is the most selective law school in the country.

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  • Atmosphere, Ocean and Environmental Change

    This course explores the physical processes that control Earth's atmosphere, ocean, and climate. Quantitative methods for constructing mass and energy budgets. Topics...

  • Autism and Related Disorders

    The Yale Seminar on Autism and Related Disorders is the United States' first undergraduate course of its kind. The class consists of a weekly seminar on diagnosis...

  • Capitalism: Success, Crisis and Reform

    In this course, we will seek to interpret capitalism using ideas from biological evolution: firms pursuing varied strategies and facing extinction when those strategies...

  • Cervantes' Don Quixote

    The course facilitates a close reading of Don Quixote in the artistic and historical context of renaissance and baroque Spain. Students are also expected to read...

  • Dante's Inferno, Purgatory and Paradise

    The course is an introduction to Dante and his cultural milieu through a critical reading of the Divine Comedy and selected minor works (Vita nuova, Convivio, De...

  • Death

    There is one thing I can be sure of: I am going to die. But what am I to make of that fact? This course will examine a number of issues that arise once we begin...

  • Early Modern England: Politics, Religion, and Society under the Tudors and Stuarts

    This course is intended to provide an up-to-date introduction to the development of English society between the late fifteenth and the early eighteenth centuries....

  • Environmental Entrepreneurship

    Select lectures from the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies on the topic of entrepreneurship, energy and the environment.

  • Environmental Politics and Law

    Can law change human behavior to be less environmentally damaging? Law will be examined through case histories including: environmental effects of national security,...

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