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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-326
This course grapples with a basic but fundamental question that has been at the heart of much scholarship on Africa: how is southern Africa's ...

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-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-452
Environmental
ENVS-301
This keystone course is primarily for ENVS majors; minors are welcome....
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.

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-250
A mid-level topics course that allows students to build upon concepts and theories introduced in INTL-100 and 200....
International Studies
INTL-362
Directed studies are undertaken at the initiative of the student and may involve any topic acceptable to the student and an instructor....
Latin Caribbean
LACS-452
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-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-349
One of the primary ways that social power and control are exercised is through the establishment and enforcement of "norms": gender norms...
Queer Studies
QS-313
In this seminar we explore the ways in which race, ethnicity, social class and sexuality shape family/kinship structures in and beyond the contempo...
Women Studies
WMST-396
This course focuses on histories of women around the world since the eighteenth century in order to examine the various ways in which women have st...
Women Studies
WMST-274
We will frame Western concert dance as a complex political activity made public through various agendas of race, creed, national origin, sexuality,...

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.