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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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  • Epidemics in Western Society Since 1600

    This course consists of an international analysis of the impact of epidemic diseases on western society and culture from the bubonic plague to HIV/AIDS and the recent...

  • European Civilization, 1648-1945

    This course offers a broad survey of modern European history, from the end of the Thirty Years' War to the aftermath of World War II. Along with the consideration...

  • Evolution, Ecology and Behavior

    This course presents the principles of evolution, ecology, and behavior for students beginning their study of biology and of the environment. It discusses major...

  • Faith and Globalization

    The impact of religious faith is profound in a world where political, economic, and social spheres are increasingly interconnected. Intentional and sustained reflection...

  • Financial Markets

    With the news media abuzz in recent months with cryptic terms like quantitative easing and asset-backed securities, a decent understanding of financial markets has...

  • Financial Theory

    This course attempts to explain the role and the importance of the financial system in the global economy. Rather than separating off the financial world from the...

  • Foundations of Modern Social Theory

    This course provides an overview of major works of social thought from the beginning of the modern era through the 1920s. Attention is paid to social and intellectual...

  • France Since 1871

    This course covers the emergence of modern France. Topics include the social, economic, and political transformation of France; the impact of France's revolutionary...

  • Fundamentals of Physics

    This course provides a thorough introduction to the principles and methods of physics for students who have good preparation in physics and mathematics. Emphasis...