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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-300
This course will further develop students' linguistic skills in Modern Standard Arabic (MSA)....
Arabic
ARAB-315
This course is an introduction to the culture of the Arab world. It aims at giving a comprehensive picture about Arabs and their culture....

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.

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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-299
A general category used only in the evaluation of transfer credit....
Classics
CLAS-301
Seminar course on a particular era or topic in Greco-Roman antiquity....
Classics
CLAS-301
Seminar course on a particular era or topic in Greco-Roman antiquity....

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-341
This course will explore the English novel by studying special thematic topics, its evolution, and/or developmental influences....
English
ENGL-385
An advanced workshop in poetry writing....
B.A.
French
FREN-361
French
FREN-362

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-311
The goal of the course is to train the students in the techniques of reading, analyzing and responding to literary and non-literary texts such as, ...
German
GERM-399
A general category used only in the evaluation of transfer credit....
B.A.
Greek
GRK-111
An introduction to the fundamental morphology and syntax of ancient Greek....
Greek
GRK-312
Readings from the body of extant Greek elegy and lyric. Emphasis is on the context of oral performance of early Greek poetry....

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-396
This course focuses on histories of women around the world since the eighteenth century in order to examine the various ways in which women have st...
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Japanese
JAPN-235
This course is designed to provide an introduction to modern Chinese and Japanese fiction for the student who has little or no background in the la...
Japanese
JAPN-312
The two Advanced Japanese courses introduce students to a number of complex, essential grammatical structures, notably sentence modifiers (relative...

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-332
POETRY selections from the epigrams of Martial and the Satires of Juvenal....
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.

PHIL-361
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Portuguese
PORT-112
A continuation of Portuguese 111. The course will continue developing the basic language skills with an emphasis on speaking, reading and writing....
Portuguese
PORT-112
A continuation of Portuguese 111. The course will continue developing the basic language skills with an emphasis on speaking, reading and writing....

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-205
An investigation of the religious value of nature in Christianity and Buddhism, particularly in America and Japan....
B.A.
Spanish
SPAN-112
Students continue learning about the Spanish-speaking world while they solidify their Spanish linguistic skills at the ACTFL novice level in the fo...
Spanish
SPAN-211
Students further their knowledge of the Spanish-speaking world while developing a functional comprehension and use of spoken and written Spanish at...

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.