Humanities
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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.

Concentration Only
Arabic
ARAB-212
This course builds on the linguistic foundations started in Arabic 211....
Arabic
ARAB-212
This course builds on the linguistic foundations started in Arabic 211....

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.

Concentration Only

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-111
A comprehensive introductory course in modern standard Chinese through the four basic skills: aural comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing....
Classics
CLAS-202
A survey of Roman civilization from both an historical and cultural perspective....
Classics
CLAS-362

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-400
A required course for seniors that is organized around a theme or topic....
English
ENGL-314
A study of selected works of major and representative writers working in the genre of the short story....
B.A.
French
FREN-211
A completion of an overview of the structure of French. Emphasis placed on developing skills in speaking, writing, listening, and reading....
French
FREN-399
A general category used only in the evaluation of transfer credit....

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-302
A seminar with an emphasis on culture and literature focusing on a specific theme or topic....
German
GERM-112
A comprehensive introductory course in German develops the four basic skills: aural comprehension, speaking, reading and writing....
B.A.
Greek
GRK-321
Study of either the Iliad or Odyssey of Homer....

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-451
Research in selected topics of History....
History
HIST-121
A survey of the American past from the Revolution through the Civil War....
Concentration Only
Japanese
JAPN-112
A comprehensive introductory course in modern Japanese develops the four basic skills: aural comprehension, speaking, reading and writing....
Japanese
JAPN-273
This course uses film and modern literature to consider responses to political, economic, and sociological changes in Japanese society over the cou...

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.

Latin
LAT-322
The epic genre as defined by Roman poets....
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.

Humanities
PHIL-192
(Not offered 2014-2015)...
PHIL-291
(Not offered 2014-2015)...
Concentration Only
Portuguese
PORT-111
An introductory course to the Portuguese language, and to Portuguese and Brazilian cultures....
Portuguese
PORT-111
An introductory course to the Portuguese language, and to Portuguese and Brazilian cultures....

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-206
This course explores the interplay between religion and American culture through the lenses of politics and law....
B.A.
Spanish
SPAN-399
A general category used only in the evaluation of transfer credit....
Spanish
SPAN-322
Was Inquisition an evil machine created by the Spaniards to terrorize the world?...

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.