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Fall 2014 Departmental Info Sessions

East Asian Studies | French

“Welcome to conversations about civics, civility, human rights, economics, history, law, morality, science, philosophy, justice, decency, inequality, art, love, government, the known … the unknowable. Welcome to Yale. Welcome home.”

— Dean Jonathan Holloway, “The Knowable and the Unknown,” at the Freshman Assembly (August 23, 2014)

Shopping Guide
  1. Fall 2014 L1 courses (all)
  2. Fall 2014 L3 courses (all)
  3. Fall 2014 L5 courses (all)
  4. Fall 2014 QR courses (all)
  5. Fall 2014 Readings in Translation courses (all)
  6. Fall 2014 WR courses (all)

Yale University Course Demand Stats website (daily enrollment statistics between Aug. 28-Sept. 10)

See ”Courses and Majors” or click on links, below, for up-to-date information on: 
  • BIOL 101-102 & 103-104 FAQs
  • ENGL 114a sections, times and descriptions
  • English introductory course section availability (updated daily during course selection period)
  • Freshman Seminar availability (updated daily during course selection period)
  • QR courses without prerequisites
  • Sc courses designed to be accessible to non-majors
  • Sc courses without prerequisites

Sophomores on Sophomore Year

“Sophomore year, and especially the summer after that, should be a time to explore different fields.” “Look ahead to junior and senior years because there are some provisions like studying abroad and class load in senior year that should be taken into account.”
“You can still join extracurricular groups in sophomore year. It’s a great time to try something new.” “It’s OK if you don’t have your entire life planned by now. Most will change their minds anyway.”
“The best advice I can give about ‘sophomore slump’ is just to stick it out. Don’t drop anything you’ve previously liked just because you’re feeling down. Chances are, when your situation improves, you’ll appreciate it even more. Be careful about making major decisions (changing a major, quitting an activity, etc.) when you know you’re not really at your best.” “Don’t be afraid to have fun! People get stressed out, but you should have a few nights when you just stay up watching movies with your friends. Make sure that you leave time for yourself in addition to all of your commitments. Also, sleep is good.”