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-211
This course continues building upon the linguistic foundations started in Arabic 111 and 112....
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-361
Readings in Chinese texts....
Chinese
CHIN-112
A comprehensive introductory course in modern standard Chinese through the four basic skills: aural comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing....
Classics
CLAS-440
This is a required course for senior majors in Classics, ancient Greek or Latin....

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-202
This course will teach students skills and materials that are important in literary studies today....
English
ENGL-210
An intensive study of selected writers, works, literary genres, or themes. May be taken more than once for credit....
B.A.
French
FREN-451
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-304
German culture in its historic context of the 19th century to 1933....
German
GERM-451
B.A.
Greek
GRK-302
Selected plays of Aristophanes and Menander....
Greek
GRK-363
Prerequisite: GRK 211 or consent of instructor....

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-337
This course explores the history of the ideology of Black Power and its various dimensions and incarnations from its origins in the early 20th cent...
History
HIST-391
For many, the history of slavery is synonymous with the southern United States....
Concentration Only
Japanese
JAPN-452
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.

Humanities
LAT-311
Selections from the works of major Roman historians: Sallust, Livy and Tacitus....
Latin
LAT-111
An introduction to the fundamental morphology and syntax of Latin....
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-250
Does law have an intrinsic connection with the moral order, or is it whatever a legislature or judge says it is?...
Philosophy
PHIL-431
An intensive study in a major figure in philosophic thought....
Concentration Only
Portuguese
PORT-362
Portuguese
PORT-361

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-202
The course is an inquiry into the nature of Judaism....
Religion
REL-207
This course explores the relationship between artistic expression and religious experience....
B.A.
Spanish
SPAN-362
Spanish
SPAN-430
Students will study and discuss in depth a selected topic, artist or creative work in the culture of Peninsular Spain....

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.