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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-171
This survey course will introduce students to the history of Africa from the earliest times to 1880 - also known as pre-colonial African history....
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-332
This course is an introduction to Chinese visual culture from prehistoric times through the Mao era....
East Asian Studies
EAST-305
This course examines a special group of Chinese texts that will not only enlighten, but also delight modern readers: ancient Taoist text written in...
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-260
This course investigates the question of our ethical relations and responsibility to objects and systems in the natural world, including animals, o...

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-400
This seminar integrates the three core courses, the four concentration courses, the off-campus experience, the language training, and the other maj...
International Studies
INTL-364
Written consent....
Latin Caribbean
LACS-230
An introduction to the study of Hispanic cultures, both Peninsular and Latin American; this course presents the basic context of the customs, belie...
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-452
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-383
This course critically examines gender and sexuality in Latin America....
Queer Studies
QS-301
This course reviews psychological research and theories on women....
Women Studies
WMST-351
This topics seminar is cross-listed with a course in the Humanities and satisfies the humanities distribution requirement for the Women's Stud...
Women Studies
WMST-210
This course compares and evaluates a variety of theories which attempt to explain the origins, persistence and effects of gender in American societ...

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.