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-299
A general category used only in the evaluation of transfer credit....
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.

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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-312
This course further develops students' basic skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing) in mandarin Chinese....
Chinese
CHIN-299
A general category used only in the evaluation of transfer credit....
Classics
CLAS-101
This is an introductory course in the history and culture of ancient Greece and Rome, focusing on particular topics relating to classical culture, ...

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-326
A study of Native American literature that will provoke considerations of Native American cultural and religious traditions, historical and legal s...
English
ENGL-202
This course will teach students skills and materials that are important in literary studies today....
B.A.
French
FREN-330
This course proposes the study of texts of French expression (taken in the broad definition, including the written text, film, music) through a the...
French
FREN-330
This course proposes the study of texts of French expression (taken in the broad definition, including the written text, film, music) through a the...

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-214
Intensive review of grammar and writing skills which aims to increase oral and written accuracy. Conducted in German. Prerequisite: 211 or consent....
German
GERM-321
A study of the works of Novalis, Tieck, Brentano, Gunderrode, Eichendorff, Hoffmann, and Heine....
B.A.
Greek
GRK-199
A general category used only in the evaluation of transfer credit....

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-141
The civilization of China, Japan and Korea from classical times to 1600 C.E....
History
HIST-451
Research in selected topics of History....
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Japanese
JAPN-361
Japanese
JAPN-452

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.

Latin
LAT-312
Selections from the Odes of Horace, the elegies of Propertius, and Ovid's Amores....
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-298
This course will involve a study and discussion of the basic concepts of Existentialism as they have developed primarily in the 19th and 20th Centu...
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Portuguese
PORT-361

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-105
A historical and thematic survey of the Buddhist tradition from the time of Siddhartha Gautama, the Buddha, until the present....
B.A.
Spanish
SPAN-415
Language is an extremely complex natural phenomenon that has inspired countless artists, philosophers, scientists, pundits, and comedians over the ...
Spanish
SPAN-361

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.