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.

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Arabic
ARAB-300
This course will further develop students' linguistic skills in Modern Standard Arabic (MSA)....
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-340
With the aid of modern critical theories, students will study the most representative works of Chinese cinema since the mid-1980s....
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-452

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-384
Creative Nonfiction Writing (ENGL-384) An advanced workshop in the writing of literary or creative nonfiction: the personal and lyric essay, memoir...
English
ENGL-199
A general category used only in the evaluation of transfer credit....
B.A.
French
FREN-418
Advanced study of special topics in language, literature or culture. Conducted in French. Prerequisite: one advanced course beyond 311-312....

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-199
A general category used only in the evaluation of transfer credit....
B.A.
Greek
GRK-311
Study of the works of Herodotus and Thucydides. Both are read as examples of Greek historiography and as sources for Greek history....
Greek
GRK-302
Selected plays of Aristophanes and Menander....

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-270
Intensive study of selected periods or topics in African History at the intermediate level. May be taken more than once....
History
HIST-383
This course critically examines gender and sexuality in Latin America....
Concentration Only
Japanese
JAPN-361
Japanese
JAPN-211
Comprehensive grammar will be the core of the course, along with further development of reading ability and more extensive oral practice....

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-341
An examination of a particular genre, theme, or topic in the Latin language or literature....
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-362
Philosophy
PHIL-121
This course explores the fundamental questions of ethical theory, asking how ethical judgments can be made, what justifications they may receive, w...
Concentration Only
Portuguese
PORT-362
Portuguese
PORT-362

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-101
Theology is an attempt to understand ourselves and our world in relation to transcendent reality....
Religion
REL-202
The course is an inquiry into the nature of Judaism....
B.A.
Spanish
SPAN-330
Students will analyze how the different people of Spain conceive of and represent themselves, their attitudes, values and beliefs....
Spanish
SPAN-330
Students will analyze how the different people of Spain conceive of and represent themselves, their attitudes, values and beliefs....

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.