Humanities
Your Academic Journey
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.

Concentration Only
Arabic
ARAB-315
This course is an introduction to the culture of the Arab world. It aims at giving a comprehensive picture about Arabs and their culture....
Arabic
ARAB-199
A general category used only in the evaluation of transfer credit....

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.

Concentration Only

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-299
A general category used only in the evaluation of transfer credit....
Chinese
CHIN-340
With the aid of modern critical theories, students will study the most representative works of Chinese cinema since the mid-1980s....
Classics
CLAS-301
Seminar course on a particular era or topic in Greco-Roman antiquity....
Classics
CLAS-452

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-200
An introduction to literary types, this course will emphasize close interpretive reading of poetry, fiction and drama....
English
ENGL-341
This course will explore the English novel by studying special thematic topics, its evolution, and/or developmental influences....
B.A.
French
FREN-312
Introduction to major literary and cultural movements and figures with readings from representative authors. Conducted in French....
French
FREN-361

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-299
A general category used only in the evaluation of transfer credit....
German
GERM-321
A study of the works of Novalis, Tieck, Brentano, Gunderrode, Eichendorff, Hoffmann, and Heine....
B.A.
Greek
GRK-363
Prerequisite: GRK 211 or consent of instructor....
Greek
GRK-199
A general category used only in the evaluation of transfer credit....

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-362
History
HIST-290
This proseminar serves as an introduction to the study of history....
Concentration Only
Japanese
JAPN-212
Prerequisite: 211 or consent....
Japanese
JAPN-311
The two Advanced Japanese courses introduce students to a number of complex, essential grammatical structures, notably sentence modifiers (relative...

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-211
Readings from ancient and medieval Latin....
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-275
Feminism can radically challenge traditional ways of doing philosophy....
Philosophy
PHIL-392
(Not offered 2014-2015)...
Concentration Only
Portuguese
PORT-112
A continuation of Portuguese 111. The course will continue developing the basic language skills with an emphasis on speaking, reading and writing....
Portuguese
PORT-362

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-102
This course primarily focuses on religious ethics in our contemporary society....
Religion
REL-199
A general category used only in the evaluation of transfer credit....
B.A.
Spanish
SPAN-435
Students will study and discuss in depth a selected topic, artist, creative work or cultural period in Latin America....
Spanish
SPAN-230
Students are introduced to important cultural characteristics and productions from both Latin America and Spain....

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.