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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-211
This course continues building upon the linguistic foundations started in Arabic 111 and 112....
Arabic
ARAB-299
A general category used only in the evaluation of transfer credit....

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....
Classics
CLAS-451
Classics
CLAS-301
Seminar course on a particular era or topic in Greco-Roman antiquity....

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-454
This year-long project is required for a concentration in creative writing....
English
ENGL-362
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...
B.A.
French
FREN-418
Advanced study of special topics in language, literature or culture. Conducted in French. Prerequisite: one advanced course beyond 311-312....
French
FREN-362

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-322
An introduction to German, Swiss, and Austrian of the 19th and 20th century covering literary periods and drama theory with authors including, but ...
B.A.
Greek
GRK-312
Readings from the body of extant Greek elegy and lyric. Emphasis is on the context of oral performance of early Greek poetry....

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-320
Intensive study of selected periods or topics in Early American History at the advanced level. May be taken more than once....
History
HIST-103
A survey course on European civilization during the high and later Middle Ages, 1000-1453....
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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...
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-332
POETRY selections from the epigrams of Martial and the Satires of Juvenal....
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-362
Philosophy
PHIL-291
(Not offered 2014-2015)...
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Portuguese
PORT-362

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-211
An introduction to the Hebrew Bible and to the Early Christian (New Testament) interpretation of the Hebrew Bible....
B.A.
Spanish
SPAN-299
A general category used only in the evaluation of transfer credit....
Spanish
SPAN-211
Students further their knowledge of the Spanish-speaking world while developing a functional comprehension and use of spoken and written Spanish at...

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.