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Denison advances the scientific study of human society and social relationships of individual members within society through its engaging and comprehensive Social Science curriculum.

Athletic Training
PHED-174
For players on every level. Students will learn and practice the basic skills, rules and strategies of a variety of indoor/outdoor sports....

Professionally recognized by the American Medical Association since 1990, athletic trainers are committed to enhancing the health care that is provided to individuals who lead physically active lives.

Communication Fellows are outstanding juniors and seniors who work closely with professors as research assistants. Fellows are selected on the basis of merit.

Communication
COMM-333
The world of communication continues to change rapidly, and with it, the cultural landscape....
Communication
COMM-224
This course provides students with an interpretive and critical perspective for investigating the process of our making social worlds....
Economics
ECON-403
History and analysis of economic growth and development in the so-called advanced countries, primarily Western Europe and the United States....
Economics
ECON-404
Throughout the history of market economies, financial markets have periodically experienced rapid changes in the prices of financial assets, i.e., ...

The Investment Club is open to any Denison student interested in learning how financial markets work. They get hands-on experience through the club’s management of two portfolios.

The Education Department is committed to thinking and acting ethically concerning social equality, justice, freedom of thought, peacemaking, and fair distribution of resources and opportunities.

Education
EDUC-330
In this seminar students will examine gay and lesbian issues in what is, arguably, the most central social institution in American culture....
Education
EDUC-220
Environmental education is a broad term, encompassing a large array of ideas concerned with the purpose of and approach to engagement with the phys...
Physical Education
PHED-203
Successful completion of this course will lead to international certification as a PADI Open Water Diver....
Physical Education
PHED-106
This class is designed for the student who wants to learn, firsthand, the benefits and methods of aquatic conditioning....

The $38.5 million renovation and expansion of the Mitchell Center in 2013 is highlighted by the Trumbull Aquatics Center and the Crown Fitness Center, as well as new classrooms and gathering areas.

The Richard G. Lugar ’54 Program in Politics and Public Service welcomes former members of Congress to campus almost every year. Typically, we host two per visit, a Democrat and a Republican.

Political Science
POSC-110
Is democracy workable in the United States?...
Political Science
POSC-374
This course examines the basic principles of the U.S. Constitutional framework from an interdisciplinary perspective....
Sociology & Anthropology
SA-350
This course provides experience in the design and implementation of field research....
Sociology & Anthropology
SA-244
This course analyzes the social causes and consequences of environmental change....

The Sociology/Anthropology department is, itself, an interdisciplinary program. It’s one of the few in the country to completely incorporate both disciplines in all aspects of the program.