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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-228
This course examines the cultural continuities between African traditional religions and Black religion in the United States....
Black Studies
BLST-172
This course examines myths about Africa, the history of colonialism on the continent in the 19th and 20th centuries, the rise of primary resistance...

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.

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-141
The civilization of China, Japan and Korea from classical times to 1600 C.E....
Environmental
ENVS-361
Environmental Studies
ENVS-212
A study of the chemistry of the atmosphere, natural water, and soils with a special focus on acid precipitation, greenhouse gases, ozone depletion,...

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.

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.

International Studies
INTL-363
Written consent....
International Studies
INTL-250
A mid-level topics course that allows students to build upon concepts and theories introduced in INTL-100 and 200....
Latin Caribbean
LACS-201
A comprehensive introduction to the nature of the problem of the Latin American society....
Latin Caribbean
LACS-325
Survey of literary genres, periods and movements in Latin American from 1492 to the present....

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...

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.

PPE
POSC-353
In this course we will seek to understand the motives and objectives of Russian foreign and military policies....
PPE
POSC-324
This course explores contemporary issues in African political systems from a variety of theoretical perspectives....

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

Concentration Only

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

Queer Studies
QS-383
This course critically examines gender and sexuality in Latin America....
Queer Studies
QS-330
In this seminar students will examine gay and lesbian issues in what is, arguably, the most central social institution in contemporary American cul...
Women Studies
WMST-102
The purpose of this course is to explore personal narrative and autobiography as texts of resistance in Black women's lives....
Women Studies
WMST-225
Selected poetry and prose by women guide inquiries into writing and gender and into related issues, such as sexuality, history, race, class, identi...

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.