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-315
This course is an introduction to the culture of the Arab world. It aims at giving a comprehensive picture about Arabs and their culture....
Arabic
ARAB-315
This course is an introduction to the culture of the Arab world. It aims at giving a comprehensive picture about Arabs and their culture....

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.

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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-211
Development of conversational skills....
Classics
CLAS-452

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-210
An intensive study of selected writers, works, literary genres, or themes. May be taken more than once for credit....
B.A.
French
FREN-452

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-362
German
GERM-299
A general category used only in the evaluation of transfer credit....
B.A.
Greek
GRK-321
Study of either the Iliad or Odyssey of Homer....
Greek
GRK-332
Reading of one book of the Gospels or The Revelation of John....

Students have opportunities to participate in the on-campus classics organization Ludus, as well as the national honorary society in classics, Eta Sigma Phi.

B.A.

The Phi Alpha Theta history honorary society encourages the development of a community of historians by organizing meetings, film nights, and other academic and social events for students and professors.

History
HIST-152
This course examines the transformation of the Middle East in the 19th and 20th centuries....
History
HIST-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...
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Japanese
JAPN-311
The two Advanced Japanese courses introduce students to a number of complex, essential grammatical structures, notably sentence modifiers (relative...
Japanese
JAPN-362

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.

B.A.

A classical education enables an individual to confront our rapidly changing world in all of its complexity, with a firm sense of identity and a critical sensibility.

Humanities
LAT-312
Selections from the Odes of Horace, the elegies of Propertius, and Ovid's Amores....
Latin
LAT-111
An introduction to the fundamental morphology and syntax of Latin....
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-205
A study of reasoning in ordinary language and in contemporary symbolic languages with emphasis on the connections between the two....
Philosophy
PHIL-191
(Not offered 2014-2015)...
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Portuguese
PORT-361

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-101
Theology is an attempt to understand ourselves and our world in relation to transcendent reality....
Religion
REL-102
This course primarily focuses on religious ethics in our contemporary society....
B.A.
Spanish
SPAN-430
Students will study and discuss in depth a selected topic, artist or creative work in the culture of Peninsular Spain....
Spanish
SPAN-335
Students will analyze selected historical themes such as revolution, gender and sexual politics, Southern cone dictatorships, human rights, and mem...

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.