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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-235
An introductory study of the Black experience in America, this course will survey the field by examining in series, the various social institutions...
Black Studies
BLST-340
In this course we explore social movements as a primary means of social change....

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-273
This course uses film and modern literature to consider responses to political, economic, and sociological changes in Japanese society over the cou...
Environmental
ENVS-291
A study of humanity's relationship with and shifting conceptions of the nonhuman world....
Environmental Studies
ENVS-200
A broad survey of the geologic aspects of environmental issues, emphasizing human interactions with the geologic environment....

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-400
This seminar integrates the three core courses, the four concentration courses, the off-campus experience, the language training, and the other maj...
International Studies
INTL-201
The required mid-level course is for all International Studies majors....
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...

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
PPE-452
Research in selected topics in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics....
PPE
PPE-451
Research in selected topics in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics....

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-383
This course critically examines gender and sexuality in Latin America....
Queer Studies
QS-215
This is a special topics course originating in the Biology Department....
Women Studies
WMST-276
This course aims to make feminist sense of contemporary wars and conflicts....
Women Studies
WMST-250
This course may satisfy one of the distribution requirements for the Women's Studies major....

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.