Humanities
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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.

Concentration Only
Arabic
ARAB-362
Arabic
ARAB-112
This course builds on its prerequisite (Arabic 111). It continues to develop the four language skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing....

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.

Concentration Only

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-211
Development of conversational skills....
Classics
CLAS-301
Seminar course on a particular era or topic in Greco-Roman antiquity....

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-346
A study of the development of the English language and its dynamic presence in the world today....
English
ENGL-302
A study of major literary and cultural theories important to literary studies today....
B.A.
French
FREN-199
A general category used only in the evaluation of transfer credit....
French
FREN-112
A continuation in the development of the four basic skills: aural comprehension, speaking, reading and writing....

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-211
The course is designed to improve comprehension of spoken and written German and to advance conversational skills. Grammar will also be reviewed....
B.A.
Greek
GRK-322
A careful reading of one play by each of the three great tragic poets: Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides....
Greek
GRK-321
Study of either the Iliad or Odyssey of Homer....

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-390
Intensive study of selected periods or topics in Comparative History at the advanced level. May be taken more than once....
History
HIST-270
Intensive study of selected periods or topics in African History at the intermediate level. May be taken more than once....
Concentration Only
Japanese
JAPN-212
Prerequisite: 211 or consent....

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.

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-191
(Not offered 2014-2015)...
Philosophy
PHIL-101
This course aims to introduce the student to the nature and concerns of philosophy by confronting fundamental issues in areas of philosophy such as...
Concentration Only
Portuguese
PORT-245
Topics in Portuguese (Portuguese-245)....
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-308
This seminar will examine in depth either a text or group of texts or a theme that is important in the New Testament....
Religion
REL-308
This seminar will examine in depth either a text or group of texts or a theme that is important in the New Testament....
B.A.
Spanish
SPAN-211
Students further their knowledge of the Spanish-speaking world while developing a functional comprehension and use of spoken and written Spanish at...
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.