Yale College Courses that Use Preference Selection

Preference Selection (April)

See below (August) for the list of departments that will use preference selection for discussion sections, laboratories, and First-Year Seminars in August. Check back for updated information. Note that Chrome and Firefox are the recommended browsers.

Preference Selection opens on Tuesday, April 6 at 9:00 a.m.
Preference Selection closes on Wednesday, April 21 at 5:00 p.m.
Decisions will be available by Friday, April 30

College Seminars

  • CSBF 350, Technical Innovation and the Future of the American City
  • CSBK 350, The Role of Real Estate in the Economy and Society​
  • CSBR 350, Classical Storytelling and Modern Screenwriting
  • CSES 350, Coming of Age: Writing about Childhood Turning Points
  • CSGH 350, The Art of Storytelling
  • CSJE 350, Mastering the Art of Watercolor
  • CSMC 350, Game Theory in Action: From Poker to Business Negotiations
  • CSMY 350, Leadership as Behavior
  • CSPC 350, Power and Organizing in the City
  • CSSM 350, Heroes and Villains in Film and Literature
  • CSSY 350, Medicine and the Humanities: Certainty and Unknowing
  • CSTC 350, Innovation & Leadership in America
  • CSTD 350, Geo Engineering in Response to Climate Change



Information about applying to English courses that not listed here may be found on the English Department website or on Canvas.


  • FREN 110, Elementary and Intermediate French I
  • FREN 121, Elementary and Intermediate French II
  • FREN 130, Intermediate and Advanced French I
  • FREN 140, Intermediate and Advanced French II
  • FREN 150, Advanced Language Practice




For more information about the courses below, see the East Asian Languages and Literatures department website.


  • MATH 112, Calculus of Functions of One Variable I
  • MATH 115, Calculus of Functions of One Variable II
  • MATH 120, Calculus of Functions of Several Variables


Preference Selection (August)

Information to follow.

Preference Selection First-Year Seminars

A list of the seminars to be offered in fall 2021 will be available in Yale Course Search. Click “First Year Seminar ” under Yale College Attributes for a list of all first-year seminars.


Preference Selection for Discussion Sections and Laboratories