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-199
A general category used only in the evaluation of transfer credit....
Arabic
ARAB-361

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.

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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-111
A comprehensive introductory course in modern standard Chinese through the four basic skills: aural comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing....
Classics
CLAS-452
Classics
CLAS-361

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-219
A survey of 20th century poetry....
English
ENGL-214
A study of selected works by men and women in the 18th centuries in England....
B.A.
French
FREN-330
Texts in French: Themes proposes the study of texts of French expression (taken in the broad definition, including the written text, film, music) t...

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-322
An introduction to German, Swiss, and Austrian of the 19th and 20th century covering literary periods and drama theory with authors including, but ...
German
GERM-315
Advanced language course with emphasis on commercial practices, business culture and economic sphere of German-speaking countries....
B.A.
History
HIST-362
History
HIST-210
Intensive study of selected periods or topics in Modern European History at the intermediate level. May be taken more than once....
History
HIST-151
A survey of the history of the Islamic World from the rise of Islam to the 1800's....
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Japanese
JAPN-312
The two Advanced Japanese courses introduce students to a number of complex, essential grammatical structures, notably sentence modifiers (relative...

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.

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-205
A study of reasoning in ordinary language and in contemporary symbolic languages with emphasis on the connections between the two....
Philosophy
PHIL-326
This course focuses on contemporary work in political philosophy concerned with justice, including that of philosophers such as Rawls, Dworkin, Noz...
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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-204
What does it mean to be "American" in the twenty-first century?...
Religion
REL-399
A general category used only in the evaluation of transfer credit....
B.A.
Spanish
SPAN-420
Study and discussion in depth of a selected topic, writer or work from Peninsular literature....
Spanish
SPAN-314
This course introduces students to the existing world of translation....

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.