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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-325
Historical and contemporary African-American women's literature grounds an inquiry into black women's literary and intellectual tradition...
Black Studies
BLST-365
A study of selected works of poetry, prose and drama from 1500-1660....

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-101
Many of the most pressing problems in the world can be addressed with data....
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...

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 ...
East Asian Studies
EAST-235
This course is designed to provide an introduction to modern Chinese and Japanese fiction for the student who has little or no background in the la...
Environmental
ENVS-223
This course is intended to give the student experience with advanced GIS applications....
Environmental Studies
ENVS-265
This course explores two on-going global debates among academics, activists and policy-makers within the concept of human rights: (1) To what exten...

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-301
The course explores the determination of exchange rates and global interest rates and how they can be affected by national monetary policies....
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-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...
Latin Caribbean
LACS-212
Drawing together the histories of Europe, Africa, and the Americas, this course explores the origins, development, and meanings of the new Atlantic...

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-330
In this seminar students will examine gay and lesbian issues in what is, arguably, the most central social institution in contemporary American cul...
Queer Studies
QS-108
This course introduces students to the many conflicted attitudes and images around men, women, and sexuality found in the Bible, from the very diff...

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-162
This course is for women to learn basic self-defense techniques to prevent sexual assault....
Women Studies
WGST-325
Historical and contemporary African-American women's literature grounds an inquiry into black women's literary and intellectual tradition...