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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-335
An introduction to theory and practice in composition and an opportunity to apply theories in Denison's Writing Center or nearby classrooms....
Black Studies
BLST-451

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-362
East Asian Studies
EAST-341
An examination of the basic Confucian texts of the East Asian cultural tradition that define the distinctive traits of what makes us human, and wha...
Environmental
ENVS-362
Environmental Studies
ENVS-291
A study of humanity's relationship with and shifting conceptions of the nonhuman world....

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-250
A mid-level topics course that allows students to build upon concepts and theories introduced in INTL-100 and 200....
Latin Caribbean
LACS-325
Survey of literary genres, periods and movements in Latin American from 1492 to the present....
Latin Caribbean
LACS-220
Reading and discussion of literary works from the Spanish-speaking world....

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-452
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-301
This course reviews psychological research and theories on women....
Queer Studies
QS-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
WMST-310
This course examines both scientific methods and social analysis based on empirical research and the interpretive strategies that have developed ou...
Women Studies
WMST-352
This topics seminar is cross-listed with a course in the Arts and satisfies the arts distribution requirement 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.