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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-300
This course will further develop students' linguistic skills in Modern Standard Arabic (MSA)....
Arabic
ARAB-299
A general category used only in the evaluation of transfer credit....

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-206
Through close analysis of some of the most important recurrent themes, this course will examine how the Chinese and Japanese literary traditions re...
Chinese
CHIN-112
A comprehensive introductory course in modern standard Chinese through the four basic skills: aural comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing....
Classics
CLAS-221
This course is a study of the mythology of classical antiquity, with an emphasis on its representations in literature and art, and its relationship...
Classics
CLAS-221
This course is a study of the mythology of classical antiquity, with an emphasis on its representations in literature and art, and its relationship...

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-383
An advanced workshop course in fiction writing....
English
ENGL-400
A required course for seniors that is organized around a theme or topic....
B.A.
French
FREN-214
The course deals with the question: "What makes the French French?" by examining several aspects of French culture, such as child rearing...
French
FREN-213
Training and refining of all skills, with an emphasis on pronunciation and oral communication. Conducted in French. Prerequisite: 211 or placement....

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-213
Intensive practice in conversational skills on the intermediate level....
German
GERM-112
A comprehensive introductory course in German develops the four basic skills: aural comprehension, speaking, reading and writing....
B.A.
Greek
GRK-362
Prerequisite: GRK 211 or consent of instructor....
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-270
Intensive study of selected periods or topics in African History at the intermediate level. May be taken more than once....
History
HIST-210
Intensive study of selected periods or topics in Modern European History at the intermediate level. May be taken more than once....
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Japanese
JAPN-309
In this course we will read extensively from the works of the four twentieth-century Japanese authors who have been elevated to the status of canon...
Japanese
JAPN-451

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-111
An introduction to the fundamental morphology and syntax of Latin....
Latin
LAT-112
An introduction to advanced grammar and the idiomatic language of Latin....
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-391
(Not offered 2014-2015)...
Philosophy
PHIL-191
(Not offered 2014-2015)...
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Portuguese
PORT-361

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-220
This course explores two on-going global debates among academics, activists and policy-makers within the concept of human rights: (1) To what exten...
Religion
REL-220
This course explores two on-going global debates among academics, activists and policy-makers within the concept of human rights: (1) To what exten...
B.A.
Spanish
SPAN-230
Students are introduced to important cultural characteristics and productions from both Latin America and Spain....
Spanish
SPAN-299
A general category used only in the evaluation of transfer credit....

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.