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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-219
This course includes in-depth studies of several representative genres of music from around the world, including their social or political contexts...
Black Studies
BLST-335
An introduction to theory and practice in composition and an opportunity to apply theories in Denison's Writing Center or nearby classrooms....

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.

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-241
Classical China left two legacies of lasting importance: a political system that maintained the same tradition for the next two thousand years, and...
East Asian Studies
EAST-131
An introduction to the art and visual culture of India, China, Japan and Southeast Asia focusing on historical, religious and social issues and the...
Environmental
ENVS-401
This course is required for ENVS majors with senior standing unless they are pursuing senior research (ENVS 451/452)....

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.

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.

International Studies
INTL-451
International Studies
INTL-362
Directed studies are undertaken at the initiative of the student and may involve any topic acceptable to the student and an instructor....
Latin Caribbean
LACS-200
Studies in Latin American and Caribbean Studies....
Latin Caribbean
LACS-220
Reading and discussion of literary works from the Spanish-speaking world....

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...

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.

PPE
POSC-347
The purpose of this course is to acquaint students with the political history, international significance, and the dimensions of political life in ...
PPE
POSC-199
A general category used only in the evaluation of transfer credit....

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

Concentration Only

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

Queer Studies
QS-215
This is a special topics course originating in the Biology Department....
Queer Studies
QS-416
This course will focus on the market and nonmarket contributions of women to the U.S. economy....
Women Studies
WMST-227
What is women's spiritual activism in our contemporary society?...
Women Studies
WMST-325
Historical and contemporary African-American women's literature grounds an inquiry into black women's literary and intellectual tradition...

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.