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Interdisciplinary

Denison's interdisciplinary courses engage students in topics of study that span across traditional divisional structures to provide a comprehensive learning experience.

Black Studies
BLST-265
This class explores Black women's leadership orientations in organizations....
Black Studies
BLST-357
Readings in literature and criticism from Asia, Africa, Latin American and the Caribbean, in response to the experience of colonialism....

The Black Studies Program is designed to investigate the Black experience in the U.S., Africa and the Caribbean, drawing on the expertise of faculty members across academic disciplines.

Data Analytics
DA-101
Many of the most pressing problems in the world can be addressed with data....
Data Analytics
DA-350
This course is designed to develop students' understanding of the cutting edge methods and algorithms of data analytics and how they can be...
Data Analytics
DA-350
This course is designed to develop students' understanding of the cutting edge methods and algorithms of data analytics and how they can be...

Rising seniors and below may apply for summer research grants focused on the East Asian region. The research is guided by a faculty member and culminates in a project and a presentation.

East Asian Studies
EAST-105
A historical and thematic survey of the Buddhist tradition from the time of Siddhartha Gautama, the Buddha, until the present....
East Asian Studies
EAST-305
This course examines a special group of Chinese texts that will not only enlighten, but also delight modern readers: ancient Taoist text written in...
Environmental
ENVS-236
What really causes deforestation? How is a fish 'cultural?' Why do Americans spend so much time and money on their lawns?...
Environmental Studies
ENVS-328
This course is about the theoretical, political, and practical problems associated with environmental action....

The biological reserve, established by the Board of Trustees in 1966, encompasses 350 acres in three contiguous sections that are within easy walking distance of the campus.

Denison announces a new major in global commerce — global commerce and trade are deeply rooted in the liberal arts.

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Denison students
CORE-101
This course provides an introductory focus to the elements of global commerce....
Denison student
CORE-101
This course provides an introductory focus to the elements of global commerce....
International Studies
INTL-250
A mid-level topics course that allows students to build upon concepts and theories introduced in INTL-100 and 200....
International Studies
INTL-100
Introduction to themes, concepts and approaches to International Studies from an interdisciplinary perspective....

Each February, the International Studies Program holds a Human Rights Film Festival. The 2013 films included Putin’s Kiss, Bidder 70, Call Me Kuchu, and Words of Witness.

In Latin American & Caribbean Studies, students explore, analyze, discuss, read and write about a variety of themes directly related to Latin America. This in turn encourages students to reflect on their own cultural background.

Latin Caribbean
LACS-124
This course will examine the role of race and politics in Latin America by examining concepts such as mesticagem or racial mixture and how that sha...
Latin Caribbean
LACS-325
Survey of literary genres, periods and movements in Latin American from 1492 to the present....

Org Studies students develop an understanding of the human condition and the complex nature of systems and institutions, as well as the capacity for analysis that moves beyond simplistic solutions.

Organizational Studies

Download the Organizational Studies Application and Recommendation form for entry into the program.

Summer Session features the participation of exceptional Denison alumni, and focuses on the application of organizational skills. Students learn to interpret the problems faced by organizations in private and public sectors.

Philosophy, Politics and Economics is an interdisciplinary program designed around the historical, methodological and theoretical connections between philosophy, politics and economics.

The Political Science curriculum explores political theory around the world through courses ranging from the U.S. Congress to courses on Russia or Terrorism to politics of developing nations, human rights or the global environment.

Denison's Department of Economics is ranked among the nation's top economics programs. The curriculum focuses on developing understanding of the institutional, analytic and empirical framework within economic decision-making.

Concentration Only
Queer Studies
QS-281
Theology is an attempt to understand ourselves and our world in relation to transcendent reality....
Queer Studies
QS-213
Through a series of drawing and printmaking projects, this studio art course seeks to explore and creatively express queer culture, aesthetics and ...

Queer Studies examines the cultural, social and political implications of sexuality and gender from the perspective of those marginalized by the dominant sexual ethos.

With the support of the Laura C. Harris endowment, the Women’s Studies Program has hosted internationally renowned scholars such as bell hooks, Cynthia Enloe, Carol Cohn and Spike Peterson.

Women Studies
WGST-110
This course examines critical conversations in the biology, politics, culture, and history of women's health....
Women Studies
WGST-162
This course is for women to learn basic self-defense techniques to prevent sexual assault....