Eligible Courses

These Fall 2024 undergraduate courses are eligible to be counted toward the Undergraduate Certificate. Cross-listed courses are listed only once. Some encompass more than one Zone, though for the purposes of the distribution requirement, you can count them only once. Graduate-level courses with a MDVL number may also be counted toward the Certificate. Depending on reading and coursework, other Yale College courses may also be eligible for the certificate; if you have questions about whether and how a course might count, please speak to a Certificate Adviser. For previous Certificate-eligible courses, see the course archive


ANTH 232: Ancient Civilizations of the Andes

ANTH 264: Aztec Archaeology and Ethnohistory

East Asian Languages and Literatures

EALL 221: Introduction to Chinese Buddhist Literature (Zone 1 – E Asia)


ENGL 150: Old English (Zone 4 – Europe)

ENGL 205: Medieval Songlines (Zone 4 – Europe)

ENGL 302: Chaucer (Zone 4 – Europe)

ENGL 317: The Gawain Poet (Zone 4 – Europe)


HIST 219: Jews and the World: From the Bible through Early Modern Times (Zone 3 or 4)

HIST 232J: Medieval Jews, Christians and Muslims in Conversation (Zone 3 or 4)

HIST 280: The Catholic Intellectual Tradition (Zone 4 – Europe)

HIST 321: China from Present to Past (Zone 1 – E Asia)

History of Art

HSAR 150: Introduction to the History of Art: Art and Architecture of the Sacred

HSAR 210: Asian Art and Culture (Zone 1 – E Asia)

HSAR 252: The Mexican Codices: Art and Knowledge

HSAR 348: Arts of Japan I (Zone 1 – E Asia)

HSAR 457: Japanese Gardens (Zone 1 – E Asia)

Italian Studies

ITAL 162: Introduction to Italian Literature: From the Duecento to the Renaissance (Zone 4 – Europe)

ITAL 310: Dante in Translation (Zone 4 – Europe)


MUSI 240: The Performance of Early Music (Zone 4 – Europe)

MUSI 350: History of Western Music: Middle Ages and Renaissance (Zone 4 – Europe)

MUSI 412: Theorizing Musical Time in the Medieval Islamicate World (Zone 3 – Near East)

Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations

NELC 128: From Gilgamesh to Persepolis: Introduction to Near Eastern Literatures (Zone 3 – Near East)

NELC 132: The Islamic Near East from Muhammad to the Mongol Invasion (Zone 3 – Near East)

NELC 135: Masterpieces of Arabic Literature (Zone 3 – Near East)

NELC 444: Classical Persian Lyric

Religious Studies

RLST 108: Introduction to the Occult Sciences (Zone 3 or 4)

Spanish and Portuguese

SPAN 261: Critical Contexts in Medieval and Early Modern Iberia (Zone 4 – Europe)