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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-325
Historical and contemporary African-American women's literature grounds an inquiry into black women's literary and intellectual tradition...
Black Studies
BLST-337
This course explores the history of the ideology of Black Power and its various dimensions and incarnations from its origins in the early 20th cent...

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.

Data Analytics
DA-301
Utilizing Denison as a model of society, this practicum set in a seminar will explore questions of collective import through the analysis of ne...
Data Analytics
DA-350
This course is designed to develop students' understanding of the cutting edge methods and algorithms of data analytics and how they can be...
Data Analytics
DA-301
Utilizing Denison as a model of society, this practicum set in a seminar will explore questions of collective import through the analysis of ne...

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-142
Beginning from an insider's view of how both prince and peasant saw the world around them before the encroachment of the West, this course ana...
East Asian Studies
EAST-263
This course explores visual modes employed in the expression of time and space in the construction of narratives in Asian Art....
Environmental
ENVS-205
An investigation of the religious value of nature in Christianity and Buddhism, particularly in America and Japan....
Environmental Studies
ENVS-212
A study of the chemistry of the atmosphere, natural water, and soils with a special focus on acid precipitation, greenhouse gases, ozone depletion,...

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.

Denison announces a new major in global commerce — global commerce and trade are deeply rooted in the liberal arts.

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Denison students
CORE-101
This course provides an introductory focus to the elements of global commerce....
Denison student
CORE-101
This course provides an introductory focus to the elements of global commerce....
International Studies
INTL-201
The required mid-level course is for all International Studies majors....
International Studies
INTL-250
A mid-level topics course that allows students to build upon concepts and theories introduced in INTL-100 and 200....

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.

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 background.

Latin Caribbean
LACS-230
An introduction to the study of Hispanic cultures, both Peninsular and Latin American; this course presents the basic context of the customs, belie...
Latin Caribbean
LACS-124
This course will examine the role of race and politics in Latin America by examining concepts such as mesticagem or racial mixture and how that sha...

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.

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

The Political Science curriculum explores political theory around the world through courses ranging from the U.S. Congress to courses on Russia or Terrorism to politics of developing nations, human rights or the global environment.

Denison's Department of Economics is ranked among the nation's top economics programs. The curriculum focuses on developing understanding of the institutional, analytic and empirical framework within economic decision-making.

Concentration Only
Queer Studies
QS-101
A survey of the legal regulation of sexuality and gender in the 19th and 20th centuries and the emergence of modern civil rights movements of sexua...
Queer Studies
QS-290
An introduction to the field of Women's and Gender Studies, this interdisciplinary course considers the socio-political meanings and practices...

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

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.

Women Studies
WGST-329
This course focuses on (1) the role of interpersonal, social and political communication in the construction of gender expectations in American cul...
Women Studies
WGST-383
This course critically examines gender and sexuality in Latin America....