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Interdisciplinary

Denison's interdisciplinary courses engage students in topics of study that span across traditional divisional structures to provide a comprehensive learning experience.

Black Studies
BLST-362

The Black Studies Program is designed to investigate the Black experience in the U.S., Africa and the Caribbean, drawing on the expertise of faculty members across academic disciplines.

Rising seniors and below may apply for summer research grants focused on the East Asian region. The research is guided by a faculty member and culminates in a project and a presentation.

East Asian Studies
EAST-231
An introduction to Japanese architecture, sculpture, painting and the decorative arts from prehistoric times to the 20th century, with an emphasis ...
Environmental
ENVS-284
This course examines a variety of local environmental planning processes and issues, focusing primarily on the communities surrounding Denison (Gra...
Environmental Studies
ENVS-361

The biological reserve, established by the Board of Trustees in 1966, encompasses 350 acres in three contiguous sections that are within easy walking distance of the campus.

Each February, the International Studies Program holds a Human Rights Film Festival. The 2013 films included Putin’s Kiss, Bidder 70, Call Me Kuchu, and Words of Witness.

International Studies
INTL-200
The required mid-level course for all International Studies majors....
International Studies
INTL-452
Latin Caribbean
LACS-200
Studies in Latin American and Caribbean Studies....
Latin Caribbean
LACS-451

In Latin American & Caribbean Studies, students explore, analyze, discuss, read and write about a variety of themes directly related to Latin America. This in turn encourages students to reflect on their own cultural...

Org Studies students develop an understanding of the human condition and the complex nature of systems and institutions, as well as the capacity for analysis that moves beyond simplistic solutions.

Organizational Studies

Download the Organizational Studies Application and Recommendation form for entry into the program.

Summer Session features the participation of exceptional Denison alumni, and focuses on the application of organizational skills. Students learn to interpret the problems faced by organizations in private and public sectors.

PPE
POSC-306
This course focuses on the history of the presidency with particular attention to the origins, development, and exercise of executive powers....
PPE
POSC-341
This course explores the evolution of U.S. foreign policy from the beginning of the Cold War to the present day....

Philosophy, Politics and Economics is an interdisciplinary program designed around the historical, methodological and theoretical connections between philosophy, politics and economics.

Concentration Only

Queer Studies examines the cultural, social and political implications of sexuality and gender from the perspective of those marginalized by the dominant sexual ethos.

Queer Studies
QS-315
This course examines various ways of understanding gender by looking at a variety of feminist theories....
Queer Studies
QS-275
Feminism can radically challenge traditional ways of doing philosophy....
Women Studies
WMST-223
This course surveys the history of women in the United States from 1848 to the present....
Women Studies
WMST-220
Historically, women have played an integral role in musical traditions around the world, although the extent of their contributions has only recent...

With the support of the Laura C. Harris endowment, the Women’s Studies Program has hosted internationally renowned scholars such as bell hooks, Cynthia Enloe, Carol Cohn and Spike Peterson.