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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-239
This course critically examines the forms that racial and ethnic representations have taken in American media....
Black Studies
BLST-384
This course critically examines the history of the social construction of race and ethnicity in Latin America....

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-141
The civilization of China, Japan and Korea from classical times to 1600 C.E....
Environmental
ENVS-101
A systematic introduction to multifaceted environmental problems facing the world today, primarily through the lenses of both the social science an...
Environmental Studies
ENVS-291
A study of humanity's relationship with and shifting conceptions of the nonhuman world....

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-362
Directed studies are undertaken at the initiative of the student and may involve any topic acceptable to the student and an instructor....
International Studies
INTL-201
The required mid-level course is for all International Studies majors....
Latin Caribbean
LACS-201
A comprehensive introduction to the nature of the problem of the Latin American society....
Latin Caribbean
LACS-200
Studies in Latin American and Caribbean Studies....

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-452
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-245
A study of selected works by and about bisexual, gay, lesbian and transgender people....
Queer Studies
QS-400
This is a capstone course for the QS concentration during the spring semester, when it may also serve to help students apply Queer Theory to a seni...
Women Studies
WMST-252
This topics seminar is cross-listed with a course in the Arts and satisfies the arts distribution requirement for the Women's Studies major....
Women Studies
WMST-379
An interdisciplinary course designed to introduce students to historical and theoretical treatments of topics such as the essentialism vs....

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.