College Seminars

The Residential College Seminar program is designed to enhance the educational life of the residential colleges by offering innovative courses, for credit, that fall outside departmental structures.

The faculty for the seminar program is drawn from many backgrounds, including Yale faculty, both from Yale College and from other schools of the University; leading scholars from other institutions; and individuals from walks of life outside the university setting. Residential college seminars for the fall and spring terms are described on the College Seminar Program's Website. The online listings contain course titles, descriptions, and prerequisites. Course syllabi are available on Canvas @ Yale.

Students apply to college seminars before classes begin through an online tool on the program's website or through a link in the online course description. Students may apply to a maximum of two college seminars in a given term; choices are not ranked by order of preference. Students may enroll in no more than four college seminars total during their time at Yale. Auditing is not permitted in college seminars.