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-362

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.

Concentration Only

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-361
Readings in Chinese texts....
Chinese
CHIN-361
Readings in Chinese texts....
Classics
CLAS-202
A survey of Roman civilization from both an historical and cultural perspective....

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-361
Offers the student an opportunity to develop, with the help of an interested professor, a special program of study in a given topic for one semeste...
English
ENGL-326
A study of Native American literature that will provoke considerations of Native American cultural and religious traditions, historical and legal s...
B.A.
French
FREN-211
A completion of an overview of the structure of French. Emphasis placed on developing skills in speaking, writing, listening, and reading....
French
FREN-211
A completion of an overview of the structure of French. Emphasis placed on developing skills in speaking, writing, listening, and reading....

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-213
Intensive practice in conversational skills on the intermediate level....
German
GERM-361
B.A.
Greek
GRK-111
An introduction to the fundamental morphology and syntax of ancient Greek....
Greek
GRK-112
Advanced study of ancient Greek grammar and language....

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-191
The processes initiated by Christopher Columbus's voyage in 1492 brought four continents and three "races" into interaction where th...
History
HIST-216
This course examines German history from the events leading up to the unification of the German state in 1871 through reunification in 1990....
Concentration Only
Japanese
JAPN-273
This course uses film and modern literature to consider responses to political, economic, and sociological changes in Japanese society over the cou...
Japanese
JAPN-309
In this course we will read extensively from the works of the four twentieth-century Japanese authors who have been elevated to the status of canon...

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.

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-321
We spend much of our time trying to answer such questions as: How ought we to act? What should we value? and What type of person should we be?...
Philosophy
PHIL-292
An inquiry into issues and problems that are now at the center of philosophical attention....
Concentration Only
Portuguese
PORT-112
A continuation of Portuguese 111. The course will continue developing the basic language skills with an emphasis on speaking, reading and writing....
Portuguese
PORT-245
Topics in Portuguese (Portuguese-245)....

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-225
A critical analysis of the prospects of morality functioning within organizations and affecting their interactions with other groups....
B.A.
Spanish
SPAN-315
Students will conduct an in-depth analysis of the Spanish grammatical system, which includes core areas of linguistics such as morphology, syntax, ...
Spanish
SPAN-425
Study and discussion in depth of a selected topic, writer or work from Latin America literature....

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.