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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-334
This course explores the history of the African-American urban experience....
Black Studies
BLST-360
The goal of this course is to examine the historical experiences of African Americans in education and related aspects of life....

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-239
Genre fiction (sometimes called "commercial fiction") around the world has been broadly categorized as less-refined, or less literary....
Environmental
ENVS-240
This course gives students a chance to explore the realm of proactive change in the environmental arena....

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-299
A general category used only in the evaluation of transfer credit....
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...
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...
Latin Caribbean
LACS-200
Studies in Latin American and Caribbean Studies....

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-451
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-281
Theology is an attempt to understand ourselves and our world in relation to transcendent reality....
Queer Studies
QS-351
Intensive study of drama from 1956 to the present, with an emphasis on British and American playwrights....
Women Studies
WMST-325
Historical and contemporary African-American women's literature grounds an inquiry into black women's literary and intellectual tradition...
Women Studies
WMST-383
This course critically examines gender and sexuality in Latin America....

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.