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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-339
This course focuses on the social, cultural and political life of the Caribbean area, especially the English- and French-speaking areas....
Black Studies
BLST-212
Contrary to the expectations of many modern social theorists, race and ethnicity continue to be important elements in the lives of contemporary peo...

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-348
Japan's military occupation of most of Pacific Asia halted with Japan's unconditional surrender in 1945....
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-200
The required mid-level course for all International Studies majors....
International Studies
INTL-361
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-200
Studies in Latin American and Caribbean Studies....
Latin Caribbean
LACS-201
A comprehensive introduction to the nature of the problem of the Latin American society....

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-351
Intensive study of drama from 1956 to the present, with an emphasis on British and American playwrights....
Women Studies
WMST-227
What is women's spiritual activism in our contemporary society?...
Women Studies
WMST-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...

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.