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Humanities

The humanities are comprised of academic disciplines that study the human experience from the perspective of people everywhere in the world, during every period of history.

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Arabic
ARAB-300
This course will further develop students' basic skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing) in Modern Standard Arabic (MSA)....
Arabic
ARAB-300
This course will further develop students' basic skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing) in Modern Standard Arabic (MSA)....

More than 350 million people in 22 nations speak Arabic. Understanding the language, culture, history, economics, and roles in the global community can be a vital 21st-century skill.

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The Multimedia Language Lab is open 24/7. It’s designed not only for individualized instruction but also for group work and small seminars that use a variety of digital materials for class discussion.

Chinese
CHIN-362
Readings in Chinese texts....
Chinese
CHIN-361
Readings in Chinese texts....
Classics
CLAS-202
A survey of Roman civilization from both an historical and cultural perspective....
Classics
CLAS-451

The study of classics entails an education in the languages, literature, history and culture of ancient Greece and Rome. It encompasses all that is best in a liberal arts education.

B.A.

Each year, through the Beck Series for Visiting Writers, students have a special opportunity to meet and work one-on-one with such writers as Andrea Barrett, W.S. Merwin, Tobias Wolff and many more.

English
ENGL-355
An analysis of the interrelationship between the cultural phenomenon and the literature of the Harlem Renaissance, particularly the way in which th...
English
ENGL-453
This year-long project is required for a concentration in creative writing....
B.A.
French
FREN-330
This course proposes the study of texts of French expression (taken in the broad definition, including the written text, film, music) through a the...
French
FREN-112
A continuation in the development of the four basic skills: aural comprehension, speaking, reading and writing....

Students in Denison’s Intensive French Program in Martinique spend four weeks exploring contemporary society on this Caribbean island, whose history was shaped by France’s colonial policies and politics.

B.A.

Thanks to the Patty Foresman Fund, the Department of Modern Languages can provide its students with exceptional experiences usually available only through study abroad programs.

German
GERM-399
A general category used only in the evaluation of transfer credit....
German
GERM-312
A close study of works by Mann, Kafka, Hesse, Boll, Grass and others....
B.A.
Greek
GRK-363
Prerequisite: GRK 211 or consent of instructor....
Greek
GRK-362
Prerequisite: GRK 211 or consent of instructor....

Students have opportunities to participate in the on-campus classics organization Ludus, as well as the national honorary society in classics, Eta Sigma Phi.

B.A.

The Phi Alpha Theta history honorary society encourages the development of a community of historians by organizing meetings, film nights, and other academic and social events for students and professors.

History
HIST-321
A study of the economic, social, and political aspects of American History during the 17th and 18th centuries....
History
HIST-104
A survey of the political, religious, social, cultural, and intellectual developments in European history from the 1400s to the late 1700s....
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Japanese
JAPN-361
Japanese
JAPN-273
This course uses film and modern literature to consider responses to political, economic, and sociological changes in Japanese society over the cou...

Are you brand new to the study of Japanese? Beginning courses concentrate on correct pronunciation, an active vocabulary of 500-1000 words, and basic grammatical patterns.

B.A.

A classical education enables an individual to confront our rapidly changing world in all of its complexity, with a firm sense of identity and a critical sensibility.

Humanities
LAT-332
POETRY selections from the epigrams of Martial and the Satires of Juvenal....
Latin
LAT-332
POETRY selections from the epigrams of Martial and the Satires of Juvenal....
Modern Languages

Faculty in the Department of Modern Languages incorporate many technological resources. There are three important electron spaces that we use frequently: the Foresman Lounge, the Multimedia Language Learning Center, and Higley 028.

Learn about the typical career areas and the types of employers that hire people with a foreign language major.

Each semester a series of Philosophy Coffees is held, with informal discussions among students and professors, centering on a different question or issue each time.

Humanities
PHIL-232
An examination of the two fundamental philosophical traditions of the 17th and 18th centuries, Rationalism and Empiricism, and of Kant's attem...
PHIL-392
(Not offered 2013-2014)...
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The Language and Culture House is an exciting residential option that gives second-, third-, and fourth-year students a special environment where they can hone their language skills and participate in special cultural events.

The Goodspeed Lectureship enables the Religion Department—often in conjunction with other departments and programs—to bring to Denison scholars related to Religious Studies, to deliver an all-campus lecture.

Religion
REL-214
This course will examine the history, theology, practices, and politics of the so-called "Christian Right" in America....
Religion
REL-202
The course is an inquiry into the nature of Judaism....
B.A.
Spanish
SPAN-440
Students will engage in an in-depth study of selected topics in the frame of the Atlantic World, which addresses the relations between the cultures...
Spanish
SPAN-335
Students will analyze selected historical themes such as revolution, gender and sexual politics, Southern cone dictatorships, human rights, and mem...

Students may study in a pre-approved summer program that is at least six weeks long and 45 hours minimum. One course will transfer towards a major/minor from summer study.