Yale Center for Teaching and Learning


These resources are specific to the humanities, including: anthropology, classics, English, foreign languages (modern), history, and women’s, gender, and sexuality studies.

Much of the pedagogical literature in Anthropology focuses on how culture can be understood and used as a resource for teaching. Recent literature has developed the link between adopting productive community and cultural practices in the classroom and serving ethnic minority communities as instructors. Teaching literature in anthropology addresses these and other topics such as diversity, gender and race, field work, and service learning.
Classics instructors have access to an extensive array of resources for teaching Ancient Latin and Greek language, literature, culture, and history. The field’s inherent multidisciplinarity has fostered the development of diverse teaching strategies and numerous pedagogical perspectives, including technology in the classroom, feminist pedagogies, specific strategies for teaching Latin language and Roman history, and general approaches.
There are a variety of teaching-related journals for the English literature and composition classroom. English departments also share vast resources, and instructors can find a variety of strategies focused on critical pedagogy, race, gender, inclusive teaching, and the intersection of English with other disciplines.
Instructors of modern languages have an abundance of resources at their disposal, ranging from scholarship on linguistics to language- and dialect- specific learning resources, with a variety of journals for specific subdisciplines and approaches.
History instructors have access to an extensive array of resources for teaching history at the university level, focused on the development of history pedagogy, innovations for introductory level history survey courses, and active learning and service learning strategies for history classrooms.
A variety of journals and papers explore teaching and learning topics in women’s, gender, and sexuality studies (WGSS). Topics include sensitive classroom conversations, anthropological study in the classroom, and impact of WS teaching in learning and campus climate.