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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-345
This course is designed to present the foundation of nutrition as it relates to physical education, athletics and the active population....

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-311
This course explores the intersection between communication ethics and political communication in the context of democratic pluralism....
Economics
ECON-302
An examination of the basic assumptions and methods of analysis employed in microeconomic theory, including demand analysis, production and cost re...
Economics
ECON-426
This course will introduce, develop and analyze the types of and importance of the linkage between the regional economics and their urban subsystem...

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-220
Environmental education is a broad term, encompassing a large array of ideas concerned with the purpose of and approach to engagement with the phys...
Education
EDUC-330
In this seminar students will examine gay and lesbian issues in what is, arguably, the most central social institution in American culture....

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-161
Students will learn and practice the principles of progressive resistance exercise, with an emphasis on safety factors; warm-up and stretching; sel...
Physical Education
PHED-438
The primary purpose of this course is to study the effects of physical activity on human physiology....
Political Science
POSC-362
Directed studies are undertaken at the initiative of the student and may involve any topic acceptable to the student and an instructor....
Political Science
POSC-319
This course provides a venue in which to explore topics in American Politics at the advanced level....

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-217
This course investigates the relationship between religion and society, and the social dimension of religious truth-claims....
Sociology & Anthropology
SA-320
This course is an examination of the historical, ethnic and socio-cultural diversity of sub-Saharan Africa societies....

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.