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.

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Arabic
ARAB-199
A general category used only in the evaluation of transfer credit....
Arabic
ARAB-212
This course builds on the linguistic foundations started in Arabic 211....

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-206
Through close analysis of some of the most important recurrent themes, this course will examine how the Chinese and Japanese literary traditions re...
Classics
CLAS-202
A survey of Roman civilization from both an historical and cultural perspective....
Classics
CLAS-101
This is an introductory course in the history and culture of ancient Greece and Rome, focusing on particular topics relating to classical culture, ...

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-220
A survey of 20th century fiction....
English
ENGL-201
Theory and practice in essay and other academic writing, allowing students to concentrate on mastering styles appropriate to their own academic or ...
B.A.
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-322
An introduction to German, Swiss, and Austrian of the 19th and 20th century covering literary periods and drama theory with authors including, but ...
German
GERM-312
A close study of works by Mann, Kafka, Hesse, Boll, Grass and others....
B.A.
Greek
GRK-111
An introduction to the fundamental morphology and syntax of ancient Greek....
Greek
GRK-111
An introduction to the fundamental morphology and syntax of ancient Greek....

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-300
Intensive study of selected periods or topics in Ancient, Medieval, or Early Modern History at the advanced level. May be taken more than once....
History
HIST-326
An exploration of American philosophy, literature, religion, and social and political theory from the seventeenth century through the Civil War....
Concentration Only
Japanese
JAPN-452
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.

Humanities
LAT-312
Selections from the Odes of Horace, the elegies of Propertius, and Ovid's Amores....
Latin
LAT-341
An examination of a particular genre, theme, or topic in the Latin language or literature....
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-392
(Not offered 2014-2015)...
PHIL-231
An examination of some fundamental problems in Metaphysics (what there is) and Epistemology (how we come to know), in the context of the origin and...
Concentration Only
Portuguese
PORT-362
Portuguese
PORT-245
Topics in Portuguese (Portuguese-245)....

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-225
A critical analysis of the prospects of morality functioning within organizations and affecting their interactions with other groups....
Religion
REL-104
"Religions in India" is an introductory survey of the religious life of the South Asian subcontinent....
B.A.
Spanish
SPAN-215
Students will develop their writing skills through an intensive review of Spanish grammar....
Spanish
SPAN-323
Students learn about the cultures and varied history of Latino communities in the USA and use their Spanish language skills through service with lo...

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.