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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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  • Literary Theory

    This is a survey of the main trends in twentieth-century literary theory. Lectures will provide background for the readings and explicate them where appropriate,...

  • New Testament History and Literature

    This course provides a historical study of the origins of Christianity by analyzing the literature of the earliest Christian movements in historical context, concentrating...

  • Organic Chemistry

    This is the first semester in a two-semester introductory course focused on current theories of structure and mechanism in organic chemistry, their historical development,...

  • Philosophy and the Science of Human Nature

    Philosophy and the Science of Human Nature pairs central texts from Western philosophical tradition (including works by Plato, Aristotle, Epictetus, Hobbes, Kant,...

  • Roman Architecture

    This course is an introduction to the great buildings and engineering marvels of Rome and its empire, with an emphasis on urban planning and individual monuments...

  • The American Novel Since 1945

    In "The American Novel Since 1945" students will study a wide range of works from 1945 to the present. The course traces the formal and thematic developments...

  • The American Revolution

    The American Revolution entailed some remarkable transformations - converting British colonists into American revolutionaries, and a cluster of colonies into a confederation...

  • The Civil War and Reconstruction Era, 1845-1877

    This course explores the causes, course, and consequences of the American Civil War, from the 1840s to 1877. The primary goal of the course is to understand the...

  • The Early Middle Ages, 284-1000

    Major developments in the political, social, and religious history of Western Europe from the accession of Diocletian to the feudal transformation. Topics include...