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Graduate School of Arts and Sciences is founded as the “Department of Philosophy and the Arts,” offering seminars in chemistry and metallurgy, agricultural science, Greek and Latin literature, mathematics, philology, and Arabic. The Department is also the precursor of the Sheffield Scientific School and the School of Engineering, making it one of the first scientific schools in the United States. Today, the Graduate School offers courses in the arts, engineering, humanities, natural and physical sciences, and social sciences. 1847–48 Catalogue of the Officers and Students in Yale College.