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-311
The goal of Advanced Arabic I is to introduce students to authentic, unedited Arabic language materials ranging from short stories, poems, songs to...

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-362
Readings in Chinese texts....
Chinese
CHIN-311
This course is designed for students who have completed two years of college-level Chinese and are ready to move on from the intermediate to the ad...
Classics
CLAS-202
A survey of Roman civilization from both an historical and cultural perspective....
Classics
CLAS-452

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-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...
English
ENGL-199
A general category used only in the evaluation of transfer credit....
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....

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-312
A close study of works by Mann, Kafka, Hesse, Boll, Grass and others....
German
GERM-441
Senior German majors register for this credit with a regularly scheduled 300-level class....
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....
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-451
Research in selected topics of History....
History
HIST-200
Intensive study of selected periods or topics in Ancient, Medieval, or Early Modern History at the intermediate level. May be taken more than once....
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Japanese
JAPN-239
Genre fiction (sometimes called "commercial fiction") around the world has been broadly categorized as less-refined, or less literary....
Japanese
JAPN-361

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-211
Readings from ancient and medieval Latin....
Latin
LAT-332
POETRY selections from the epigrams of Martial and the Satires of Juvenal....
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-269
This course addresses issues in philosophical aesthetics both in relationship to the arts as well as to other domains of human life (e.g., nature, ...
Philosophy
PHIL-101
This course aims to introduce the student to the nature and concerns of philosophy by confronting fundamental issues in areas of philosophy such as...
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Portuguese
PORT-245
Topics in Portuguese (Portuguese-245)....
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-240
Religion in America has always been vital and diverse. Why? How have Americans practiced their faiths?...
Religion
REL-204
What does it mean to be "American" in the twenty-first century?...
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-420
Study and discussion in depth of a selected topic, writer or work from Peninsular 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.