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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-265
This class explores Black women's leadership orientations in organizations....
Black Studies
BLST-326
This course grapples with a basic but fundamental question that has been at the heart of much scholarship on Africa: how is southern Africa's ...

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-348
Japan's military occupation of most of Pacific Asia halted with Japan's unconditional surrender in 1945....
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...
Environmental
ENVS-328
This course is about the theoretical, political, and practical problems associated with environmental action....
Environmental Studies
ENVS-222
This course is an introduction to the concepts and uses of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) with particular application to environmental issues...

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-200
The required mid-level course for all International Studies majors....
International Studies
INTL-362
Directed studies are undertaken at the initiative of the student and may involve any topic acceptable to the student and an instructor....
Latin Caribbean
LACS-212
Drawing together the histories of Europe, Africa, and the Americas, this course explores the origins, development, and meanings of the new Atlantic...

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
PPE-451
Research in selected topics in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics....
PPE
PPE-451
Research in selected topics in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics....

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-329
This course focuses on (1) the role of interpersonal, social and political communication in the construction of gender expectations in American cul...
Women Studies
WMST-229
We will critically examine and evaluate the cultural construction and representation of gender and sexuality in contemporary American mass media, a...
Women Studies
WMST-383
This course critically examines gender and sexuality in Latin America....

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.