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Philosophy challenges students to move beyond uncritical patterns of thought, to recognize problems, and to exchange a more naive world view for a more considered and justifiable one. In doing so, students learn to think in ways that are simultaneously both disciplined and imaginative.
PPE is an Interdisciplinary Program designed around the historical, methodological and theoretical connections between philosophy, politics and economics. Students who major in PPE undertake a rigorous and partly self-designed course of study that explores the theoretical foundations of political and economic thought and relates them to contemporary affairs.
The Department of Physical Education provides students with the opportunity to gain the knowledge and skills to help future generations improve their physical and mental wellbeing through programs of athletics, physical education, and recreation. The Physical Education Center includes a wide range of facilities, which are utilized by students for classes, research, athletics, and recreation.
The study of physics at Denison is distinguished by advanced laboratories, where students design and conduct individualized experiments; and by student participation in internationally recognized research with our faculty; and by a strong foundation in both physics and the liberal arts to best prepare students for a wide range of opportunities.
The Political Science curriculum allows students to explore political theory and issues in the United States and around the world through courses ranging from the U.S. Congress or Presidency to courses on Russia or Terrorism to politics of developing nations, human rights or the global environment. Students can explore issues in international relations, foreign policy, constitutional law or the role of religion in politics.
The provost is Denison’s chief academic officer. The Office of the Provost oversees the curriculum, the faculty, the registrar, and the directors of the Athletics Department, Denison Museum, Information Technology, and Doane Library.
The psychology faculty at Denison are actively involved in exploring various aspects of human and animal functioning through their own research, and an important component of a student’s training at Denison is direct involvement in psychological research. Denison students also gain experience in applied psychology through the department’s Field Experience course, through the Organizational Studies program, or through individual work with faculty members.