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Social Sciences

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-202
The purpose of this course is to train instructor candidates to teach water safety, including the Basic Water Rescue and Personal Water Safety cour...
Athletic Training
PHED-299
A general category used only in the evaluation of transfer credit....

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-229
In this class we will examine and evaluate the cultural construction and representation of gender and sexuality in contemporary American mass media...
Communication
COMM-409
This seminar examines the nature of information flows within and between nations, the issues raised by such communication, and the institutions inv...
Economics
ECON-404
Throughout the history of market economies, financial markets have periodically experienced rapid changes in the prices of financial assets, i.e., ...
Economics
ECON-422
This course examines corporate decision making as a function of the competitive environment in which the firm operates....

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-312
The purpose of this course is to explore reading and writing in schools, communities, and families....
Education
EDUC-280
The student may request to apprentice in a local school, social service agency, or non-profit organization with a teacher or other supervisor....

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

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-162
This course is for women to learn basic self-defense techniques to prevent sexual assault....
Political Science
POSC-355
This course introduces the theory and practice of international political economy....
Political Science
POSC-284
This class should be taken immediately after you complete POSC 201, Analyzing Politics in your sophomore year....

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.

Sociology & Anthropology
SA-224
This course examines the topics of human origins, human nature, evolution, and prehistory, emphasizing the interplay between biological and sociocu...

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.