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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-315
This course is an introduction to the culture of the Arab world. It aims at giving a comprehensive picture about Arabs and their culture....
Arabic
ARAB-199
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-340
With the aid of modern critical theories, students will study the most representative works of Chinese cinema since the mid-1980s....
Chinese
CHIN-305
This course examines a special group of Chinese texts that will not only enlighten, but also delight modern readers: ancient Taoist texts written i...
Classics
CLAS-452
Classics
CLAS-440
This is a required course for senior majors in Classics, ancient Greek or Latin....

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-240
A survey of 20th centrury drama, with emphasis on British and American Playwrights, and an eye to female and minority drmatists disenfranchised fro...
English
ENGL-200
An introduction to literary types, this course will emphasize close interpretive reading of poetry, fiction and drama....
B.A.
French
FREN-330
This course proposes the study of texts of French expression (taken in the broad definition, including the written text, film, music) through a the...
French
FREN-331
In this course, students will discuss and analyze texts of French expression (taken in the broad definition, including the written text, film, musi...

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-299
A general category used only in the evaluation of transfer credit....
German
GERM-441
Senior German majors register for this credit with a regularly scheduled 300-level class....
B.A.
Greek
GRK-361
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-303
An intensive research seminar that considers both the ecclesiastical reforms and cultural and intellectual revival that marked the "long twelf...
History
HIST-142
Beginning from an insider's view of how both prince and peasant saw the world around them before the encroachment of the West, this course ana...
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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...

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.

Latin
LAT-312
Selections from the Odes of Horace, the elegies of Propertius, and Ovid's Amores....
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-451
Philosophy
PHIL-199
A general category used only in the evaluation of transfer credit. Courses with this number do not count towards the major or minor in Philosophy....
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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-217
A study of new religious movements, cults, and sects in modern America, this course will investigate the sociological and religious dimensions of s...
Religion
REL-103
An introduction to the comparative study of religion, involving case study surveys of several of the major religious traditions of the contemporary...
B.A.
Spanish
SPAN-322
Was Inquisition an evil machine created by the Spaniards to terrorize the world?...
Spanish
SPAN-230
Students are introduced to important cultural characteristics and productions from both Latin America and Spain....

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.