Extended deadline for cross-divisional co-taught course proposals

January 21, 2022

Dear colleagues,

Due to the disruptions that occurred at the end of the fall term, we have set a new deadline for cross-divisional course proposals. You may submit proposals for cross-divisional courses for the 2022-23 academic year until Friday, February 11. Please email your proposals to fas.dean@yale.edu.
Please see the original announcement below for further details.

October 19, 2021

[Summary: FAS faculty are invited to submit proposals for cross-divisional, co-taught courses that bridge the humanities and sciences, broadly defined. Courses must be taught by teams of two ladder faculty members, each from a different academic division of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences. Courses are to take place during the 2022-2023 academic year. The deadline for proposals is December 13, 2021.]

To: FAS Ladder Faculty
cc: FAS Steering

In 2020 and 2021, in an effort to promote cross-disciplinary collaboration and curricular innovation, we invited proposals for new co-taught Yale College courses that bring together the humanities, sciences, and social sciences
In Spring 2021, we offered three courses through this initiative, and an additional two courses are scheduled for Spring 2022. These courses represented exciting collaborations that cut across the humanities, social sciences, and sciences:
Asian Americans in STEM (Spring 2022)
Mary Lui (American Studies and History) and Reina Maruyama (Physics and Astronomy)
Blood: Science, Culture, and Society (Spring 2022)
Moira Fradinger (Comparative Literature) and Claudia Valeggia (Anthropology)
Choice Theory and its Critics (Spring 2021)
Daniel Greco (Philosophy) and Larry Samuelson (Economics/Management)
Cinema and Physics: When the Birth of Cinema and the Scientific Revolution Met (Spring 2021)
Francesco Casetti (Humanities and Film Studies) and Michel Devoret (Applied Physics)
Racial and Economic Justice in Transgender Health (Spring 2021)
Greta LaFleur (American Studies) and Ronica Mukherjee (Nursing)
You can read faculty reflections on the experience of teaching a cross-divisional course here.
We are delighted to offer this opportunity again and we invite your proposals for co-taught undergraduate courses for the 2022-23 academic year that bring together the humanities and the sciences.
The proposed courses should be taught by teams of two ladder faculty members, each from a different academic division of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences. In exceptional cases we may consider collaborations between an FAS faculty member and a faculty member from one of Yale’s professional schools. Proposed courses should bridge humanistic and scientific disciplines, approach topics of common interest to different disciplines in the humanities and sciences, or otherwise investigate the interface between humanistic and scientific inquiry. We broadly construe the sciences to include the biological and physical sciences, as well as the social sciences.
Courses are to be taught during the 2022-23 academic year. Each successful team will be awarded a $10,000 stipend for course development and each team member will receive full teaching credit for the course. We expect to fund three proposals.
Course proposals should include a course description of 300 words or less, a provisional reading list, and a brief description of proposed assignments. We encourage collaborative student projects that pair students working across divisions.
Proposals are due on December 13, 2021. We will notify those selected early in 2022.
To apply, submit a proposal via email to fas.dean@yale.edu.
Best wishes,
Tamar Gendler
Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Marvin Chun
Dean of Yale College