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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-355
An analysis of the interrelationship between the cultural phenomenon and the literature of the Harlem Renaissance, particularly the way in which th...
Black Studies
BLST-343
In this course, we begin by reviewing current literature to clearly define the term, Demography....

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-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...
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-239
Genre fiction (sometimes called "commercial fiction") around the world has been broadly categorized as less-refined, or less literary....
East Asian Studies
EAST-305
This course examines a special group of Chinese texts that will not only enlighten, but also delight modern readers: ancient Taoist text written in...
Environmental
ENVS-222
This course is an introduction to the concepts and uses of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) with particular application to environmental issues...
Environmental Studies
ENVS-236
What really causes deforestation? How is a fish 'cultural?' Why do Americans spend so much time and money on their lawns?...

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-100
Introduction to themes, concepts and approaches to International Studies from an interdisciplinary perspective....

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-325
Survey of literary genres, periods and movements in Latin American from 1492 to the present....
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.

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Queer Studies
QS-238
This course explores issues in Queer Studies through weekly discussions, often but not exclusively centered around fiction and documentary films se...
Queer Studies
QS-275
Feminism can radically challenge traditional ways of doing philosophy....

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-275
Feminism can radically challenge traditional ways of doing philosophy....
Women Studies
WGST-275
Feminism can radically challenge traditional ways of doing philosophy....