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.

Concentration Only
Arabic
ARAB-361
Arabic
ARAB-211
This course continues building upon the linguistic foundations started in Arabic 111 and 112....

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-111
A comprehensive introductory course in modern standard Chinese through the four basic skills: aural comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing....
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, ...
Classics
CLAS-362

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-363
Offers the student an opportunity to develop within a semester a wholly individualized program of study, to be supervised by an interested professo...
English
ENGL-364
Offers the student an opportunity to develop within a semester a wholly individualized program of study, to be supervised by an interested professo...
B.A.
French
FREN-213
Training and refining of all skills, with an emphasis on pronunciation and oral communication. Conducted in French. Prerequisite: 211 or placement....
French
FREN-311
Introduction to major literary and cultural movements and figures with readings from representative authors. Conducted in French....

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-441
Senior German majors register for this credit with a regularly scheduled 300-level class....
German
GERM-302
A seminar with an emphasis on culture and literature focusing on a specific theme or topic....
B.A.
Greek
GRK-302
Selected plays of Aristophanes and Menander....
Greek
GRK-301
Selections from the speeches of Lysias and Demosthenes....

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-205
An examination of the political, social, cultural, and intellectual developments in Italy during the Renaissance....
History
HIST-324
The early decades of the 19th century witnessed fundamental structural changes in the economy, society, and politics of the United States....
Concentration Only
Japanese
JAPN-361
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...

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.

Humanities
LAT-111
An introduction to the fundamental morphology and syntax of Latin....
Latin
LAT-322
The epic genre as defined by Roman poets....
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-293
(Not offered 2014-2015)...
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?...
Concentration Only
Portuguese
PORT-362
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-206
This course explores the interplay between religion and American culture through the lenses of politics and law....
Religion
REL-309
This seminar will concentrate on either a text or a group of texts or a theme that is important in the Hebrew Bible (or Old Testament)....
B.A.
Spanish
SPAN-361
Spanish
SPAN-325
Students will analyze texts from Pre-Columbian times to the present within their historical, sociocultural and artistic contexts....

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.