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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-356
A study of representative samples of Black literature ranging from slave narratives to contemporary Black fiction....
Black Studies
BLST-334
This course explores the history of the African-American urban experience....

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-273
This course uses film and modern literature to consider responses to political, economic, and sociological changes in Japanese society over the cou...
Environmental
ENVS-240
This course gives students a chance to explore the realm of proactive change in the environmental arena....
Environmental Studies
ENVS-301
This keystone course is primarily for ENVS majors; minors are welcome....

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-361
Directed studies are undertaken at the initiative of the student and may involve any topic acceptable to the student and an instructor....
International Studies
INTL-400
This seminar integrates the three core courses, the four concentration courses, the off-campus experience, the language training, and the other maj...
Latin Caribbean
LACS-201
A comprehensive introduction to the nature of the problem of the Latin American society....
Latin Caribbean
LACS-212
Drawing together the histories of Europe, Africa, and the Americas, this course explores the origins, development, and meanings of the new Atlantic...

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-348
This course aims to compare key post Cold War foreign policy behaviors during crisis situations concerning the three "big" states in West...
PPE
POSC-207
This course examines the basic principles of Constitutional law in the United States from an interdisciplinary perspective....

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-240
This is a special topics course originating in the Dance Department....
Women Studies
WMST-327
"The personal is internationally political!" Whether we are aware or not, we live in the globalized world and our actions here and now af...
Women Studies
WMST-362

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.