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Interdisciplinary

Denison's interdisciplinary courses engage students in topics of study that span across traditional divisional structures to provide a comprehensive learning experience.

Black Studies
BLST-384
This course critically examines the history of the social construction of race and ethnicity in Latin America....
Black Studies
BLST-102
The purpose of this course is to explore personal narrative and autobiography as texts of resistance in Black women's lives....

The Black Studies Program is designed to investigate the Black experience in the U.S., Africa and the Caribbean, drawing on the expertise of faculty members across academic disciplines.

Data Analytics
DA-101
Many of the most pressing problems in the world can be addressed with data....
Data Analytics
DA-350
This course is designed to develop students' understanding of the cutting edge methods and algorithms of data analytics and how they can be...
Data Analytics
DA-101
Many of the most pressing problems in the world can be addressed with data....

Rising seniors and below may apply for summer research grants focused on the East Asian region. The research is guided by a faculty member and culminates in a project and a presentation.

East Asian Studies
EAST-241
Classical China left two legacies of lasting importance: a political system that maintained the same tradition for the next two thousand years, and...
East Asian Studies
EAST-231
An introduction to Japanese architecture, sculpture, painting and the decorative arts from prehistoric times to the 20th century, with an emphasis ...
Environmental
ENVS-222
This course is an introduction to the concepts and uses of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) with particular application to environmental issues...
Environmental Studies
ENVS-236
What really causes deforestation? How is a fish 'cultural?' Why do Americans spend so much time and money on their lawns?...

The biological reserve, established by the Board of Trustees in 1966, encompasses 350 acres in three contiguous sections that are within easy walking distance of the campus.

Denison announces a new major in global commerce — global commerce and trade are deeply rooted in the liberal arts.

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Denison students
CORE-301
The course explores the determination of exchange rates and global interest rates and how they can be affected by national monetary policies....
Denison student
CORE-101
This course provides an introductory focus to the elements of global commerce....
International Studies
INTL-200
The required mid-level course for all International Studies majors....
International Studies
INTL-250
A mid-level topics course that allows students to build upon concepts and theories introduced in INTL-100 and 200....

Each February, the International Studies Program holds a Human Rights Film Festival. The 2013 films included Putin’s Kiss, Bidder 70, Call Me Kuchu, and Words of Witness.

In Latin American & Caribbean Studies, students explore, analyze, discuss, read and write about a variety of themes directly related to Latin America. This in turn encourages students to reflect on their own cultural background.

Latin Caribbean
LACS-325
Survey of literary genres, periods and movements in Latin American from 1492 to the present....
Latin Caribbean
LACS-325
Survey of literary genres, periods and movements in Latin American from 1492 to the present....

Org Studies students develop an understanding of the human condition and the complex nature of systems and institutions, as well as the capacity for analysis that moves beyond simplistic solutions.

Organizational Studies

Download the Organizational Studies Application and Recommendation form for entry into the program.

Summer Session features the participation of exceptional Denison alumni, and focuses on the application of organizational skills. Students learn to interpret the problems faced by organizations in private and public sectors.

Philosophy, Politics and Economics is an interdisciplinary program designed around the historical, methodological and theoretical connections between philosophy, politics and economics.

The Political Science curriculum explores political theory around the world through courses ranging from the U.S. Congress to courses on Russia or Terrorism to politics of developing nations, human rights or the global environment.

Denison's Department of Economics is ranked among the nation's top economics programs. The curriculum focuses on developing understanding of the institutional, analytic and empirical framework within economic decision-making.

Concentration Only
Queer Studies
QS-229
In this class we will examine and evaluate the cultural construction and representation of gender and sexuality in contemporary American mass media...
Queer Studies
QS-229
In this class we will examine and evaluate the cultural construction and representation of gender and sexuality in contemporary American mass media...

Queer Studies examines the cultural, social and political implications of sexuality and gender from the perspective of those marginalized by the dominant sexual ethos.

With the support of the Laura C. Harris endowment, the Women’s Studies Program has hosted internationally renowned scholars such as bell hooks, Cynthia Enloe, Carol Cohn and Spike Peterson.

Women Studies
WGST-416
This course will focus on the market and nonmarket contributions of women to the U.S. economy....
Women Studies
WGST-391
In its examination of current critical issues in U.S....