Humanities
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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-211
This is an intermediate level course in Arabic....
Arabic
ARAB-299
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-112
A comprehensive introductory course in modern standard Chinese through the four basic skills: aural comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing....
Chinese
CHIN-211
Development of conversational skills....
Classics
CLAS-301
This is a seminar course on a particular historical, social or cultural topic related to classical antiquity....
Classics
CLAS-201
An overview of Ancient Greek civilization from the Bronze Age to the period following the death of Alexander the Great....

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-214
A study of selected works by men and women in the 18th centuries in England....
English
ENGL-213
A study of selected works by men and women writing in the 8th through the 17th centuries....
B.A.
French
FREN-214
The course deals with the question: "What makes the French French?" by examining several aspects of French culture, such as child rearing...

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-111
A comprehensive introductory course in German develops the four basic skills: aural comprehension, speaking, reading and writing....
German
GERM-452
B.A.
History
HIST-301
A seminar that studies the crusading movement from different contemporary perspectives: crusader, eastern Christian, Muslim, and Jewish....
History
HIST-151
A survey of the history of the Islamic World from the rise of Islam to the 1800's....
History
HIST-430
Required of senior history majors....
Concentration Only
Japanese
JAPN-212
Prerequisite: 211 or consent....
Japanese
JAPN-112
A comprehensive introductory course in modern Japanese develops the four basic skills: aural comprehension, speaking, reading and writing....

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.

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-293
(Topic Spring 2016: Topics in Chinese Philosophy)...
Philosophy
PHIL-360
The nature of language and meaning has been a pivotal concern of twentieth-century philosophers....
Concentration Only
Portuguese
PORT-245
Topics in Portuguese (Portuguese-245)....
Portuguese
PORT-361

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-212
What we now have as the "New Testament" first appeared not as Christian nor even as "scripture," but as texts interpreting Isra...
Religion
REL-202
The course is an inquiry into the nature of Judaism....
B.A.
Spanish
SPAN-199
A general category used only in the evaluation of transfer credit....
Spanish
SPAN-330
Students will analyze how the different people of Spain conceive of and represent themselves, their attitudes, values and beliefs....

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.