Welcome

Philosophy and the Science of Human Nature
with Tamar Gendler

"To understand the structure of the human soul we must understand the structure of society; to understand the structure of society we must understand the structure of the human soul."

Roman Architecture
with Diana E. E. Kleiner

"To construct soaring vaults out of concrete, to face them with brick, to create windows large enough to dematerialize the wall - to do that at this kind of scale is an incredible architectural feat."

Milton
with John Rogers

"In our collective cultural consciousness, whether we like him or not, we tend to think of John Milton as powerful."

Financial Markets (2011)
with Robert J. Shiller

"The moral dilemma is to prevent big, bad things from happening, and that takes a sort of entrepreneurship and big thinking to manage."

Hemingway, Fitzgerald, Faulkner
with Wai Chee Dimock

"Hemingway, Fitzgerald, and Faulkner are the iconic figures of American Literature."

Open Yale Courses provides free and open access to a selection of introductory courses taught by distinguished teachers and scholars at Yale University. The aim of the project is to expand access to educational materials for all who wish to learn.

  • All lectures were recorded in the Yale College classroom and are available in video, audio, and text transcript formats
  • Registration is not required
  • No course credit, degree, or certificate is available through the Open Yale Courses website. However, courses for Yale College credit are offered online through Yale Summer Online including OYC professors John Rogers and Craig Wright." 

Open Yale Courses provides free and open access to a selection of introductory courses taught by distinguished teachers and scholars at Yale University. The aim of the project is to expand access to educational materials for all who wish to learn.

  • All lectures were recorded in the Yale College classroom and are available in video, audio, and text transcript formats
  • Registration is not required
  • No course credit, degree, or certificate is available through the Open Yale Courses website. However, courses for Yale College credit are offered online through Yale Summer Online including OYC professors John Rogers and Craig Wright." 

A Welcome From Diana E. E. Kleiner
Founding Director and Principal Investigator
We welcome you to explore Open Yale Courses where you can discover a wide range of timely and timeless topics taught by Yale professors, each with a unique perspective and an individual interpretation of a particular field of study. We hope the lectures and other course materials, which reflect the values of a Yale liberal arts education, inspire your own critical thinking and creative imagination. We greatly appreciate your enthusiastic response to this initiative and hope you will stay in touch!

Open Yale Courses has been generously funded by:

Open Yale Courses is supported by:

The Center for Teaching and Learning