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Denison advances the scientific study of human society and social relationships of individual members within society through its engaging and comprehensive Social Science curriculum.

Athletic Training
PHED-162
This course is for women to learn basic self-defense techniques to prevent sexual assault....
Athletic Training
PHED-439
This course is a study of the anatomical and mechanical fundamentals of human motion....

Professionally recognized by the American Medical Association since 1990, athletic trainers are committed to enhancing the health care that is provided to individuals who lead physically active lives.

Communication Fellows are outstanding juniors and seniors who work closely with professors as research assistants. Fellows are selected on the basis of merit.

Communication
COMM-345
This course will critically engage with the phenomenon of the global circulation of culture....
Communication
COMM-239
This course critically examines the forms that racial and ethnic representations have taken in American media....
Economics
ECON-403
History and analysis of economic growth and development in the so-called advanced countries, primarily Western Europe and the United States....
Economics
ECON-401
A critical inquiry into the methodological and ideological foundations of modern economics through the study of development of economic thought fro...

The Investment Club is open to any Denison student interested in learning how financial markets work. They get hands-on experience through the club’s management of two portfolios.

The Education Department is committed to thinking and acting ethically concerning social equality, justice, freedom of thought, peacemaking, and fair distribution of resources and opportunities.

Education
EDUC-245
This course will explore a variety of technology (emphasis on multi-media and Web 2.0 tools) so students interested in the field of education will ...
Education
EDUC-312
The purpose of this course is to explore reading and writing in schools, communities, and families....
Physical Education
PHED-320
This course is designed to give students a comprehensive look at women in sport: past, present and future....
Physical Education
PHED-325
This course will explore the theoretical and empirical research pertaining to the psychological determinants of athletic performance....

The $38.5 million renovation and expansion of the Mitchell Center in 2013 is highlighted by the Trumbull Aquatics Center and the Crown Fitness Center, as well as new classrooms and gathering areas.

The Richard G. Lugar ’54 Program in Politics and Public Service welcomes former members of Congress to campus almost every year. Typically, we host two per visit, a Democrat and a Republican.

Political Science
POSC-381
Debating classical Greek and Roman thought through the works of thinkers like the Greek tragedians, Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, Cicero, Augustine o...
Political Science
POSC-326
What accounts for the emergence, persistence and demise of "radical" or "far right" political parties in Europe?...
Sociology & Anthropology
SA-224
This course examines the topics of human origins, human nature, evolution, and prehistory, emphasizing the interplay between biological and sociocu...
Sociology & Anthropology
SA-342
This course is a critical and inter-disciplinary examination of the role and consequences of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in the developme...

The Sociology/Anthropology department is, itself, an interdisciplinary program. It’s one of the few in the country to completely incorporate both disciplines in all aspects of the program.