Humanities
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Humanities

The humanities are comprised of academic disciplines that study the human experience from the perspective of people everywhere in the world, during every period of history.

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Arabic
ARAB-111
This is an introductory course to Arabic language and culture....
Arabic
ARAB-299
A general category used only in the evaluation of transfer credit....

More than 350 million people in 22 nations speak Arabic. Understanding the language, culture, history, economics, and roles in the global community can be a vital 21st-century skill.

Concentration Only

The Multimedia Language Lab is open 24/7. It’s designed not only for individualized instruction but also for group work and small seminars that use a variety of digital materials for class discussion.

Chinese
CHIN-362
Readings in Chinese texts....
Chinese
CHIN-362
Readings in Chinese texts....
Classics
CLAS-301
This is a seminar course on a particular historical, social or cultural topic related to classical antiquity....
Classics
CLAS-362

The study of classics entails an education in the languages, literature, history and culture of ancient Greece and Rome. It encompasses all that is best in a liberal arts education.

B.A.

Each year, through the Beck Series for Visiting Writers, students have a special opportunity to meet and work one-on-one with such writers as Andrea Barrett, W.S. Merwin, Tobias Wolff and many more.

English
ENGL-349
Selected works in translation from the Middle Ages through the 20th century....
English
ENGL-375
Studies in the production, reception and sociopolitical context of British drama from roughly 1660 to 1800....
B.A.
French
FREN-362
French
FREN-451

Students in Denison’s Intensive French Program in Martinique spend four weeks exploring contemporary society on this Caribbean island, whose history was shaped by France’s colonial policies and politics.

B.A.

Thanks to the Patty Foresman Fund, the Department of Modern Languages can provide its students with exceptional experiences usually available only through study abroad programs.

German
GERM-312
A close study of works by Mann, Kafka, Hesse, Boll, Grass and others....
German
GERM-111
A comprehensive introductory course in German develops the four basic skills: aural comprehension, speaking, reading and writing....
B.A.
History
HIST-223
This course surveys the history of women in the United States from 1848 to the present....
History
HIST-224
This course will cover selected topics in Southern history from the establishment of the Southern colonies in the 17th century to the civil rights ...
History
HIST-103
A survey course on European civilization during the high and later Middle Ages, 1000-1453....
Concentration Only
Japanese
JAPN-273
This course uses film and modern literature to consider responses to political, economic, and sociological changes in Japanese society over the cou...
Japanese
JAPN-361

Are you brand new to the study of Japanese? Beginning courses concentrate on correct pronunciation, an active vocabulary of 500-1000 words, and basic grammatical patterns.

Modern Languages

Faculty in the Department of Modern Languages incorporate many technological resources. There are three important electron spaces that we use frequently: the Foresman Lounge, the Multimedia Language Learning Center, and Higley 028.

Learn about the typical career areas and the types of employers that hire people with a foreign language major.

Each semester a series of Philosophy Coffees is held, with informal discussions among students and professors, centering on a different question or issue each time.

Humanities
PHIL-210
This course considers a range of conceptual issues connected with the understanding and practice of science....
Philosophy
PHIL-250
Does law have an intrinsic connection with the moral order, or is it whatever a legislature or judge says it is?...
Concentration Only
Portuguese
PORT-112
A continuation of Portuguese 111. The course will continue developing the basic language skills with an emphasis on speaking, reading and writing....
Portuguese
PORT-211
A course focused on the development of oral and wirting skills....

The Language and Culture House is an exciting residential option that gives second-, third-, and fourth-year students a special environment where they can hone their language skills and participate in special cultural events.

The Goodspeed Lectureship enables the Religion Department—often in conjunction with other departments and programs—to bring to Denison scholars related to Religious Studies, to deliver an all-campus lecture.

Religion
REL-202
The course is an inquiry into the nature of Judaism....
Religion
REL-227
What is women's spiritual activism in our contemporary society?...
B.A.
Spanish
SPAN-230
Students are introduced to important cultural characteristics and productions from both Latin America and Spain....
Spanish
SPAN-435
Students will study and discuss in depth a selected topic, artist, creative work or cultural period in Latin America....

Students may study in a pre-approved summer program that is at least six weeks long and 45 hours minimum. One course will transfer towards a major/minor from summer study.