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Interdisciplinary

Denison's interdisciplinary courses engage students in topics of study that span across traditional divisional structures to provide a comprehensive learning experience.

Black Studies
BLST-239
This course critically examines the forms that racial and ethnic representations have taken in American media....
Black Studies
BLST-334
This course explores the history of the African-American urban experience....

The Black Studies Program is designed to investigate the Black experience in the U.S., Africa and the Caribbean, drawing on the expertise of faculty members across academic disciplines.

Data Analytics
DA-350
This course is designed to develop students' understanding of the cutting edge methods and algorithms of data analytics and how they can be...
Data Analytics
DA-350
This course is designed to develop students' understanding of the cutting edge methods and algorithms of data analytics and how they can be...
Data Analytics
DA-101
Many of the most pressing problems in the world can be addressed with data....

Rising seniors and below may apply for summer research grants focused on the East Asian region. The research is guided by a faculty member and culminates in a project and a presentation.

East Asian Studies
EAST-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...
East Asian Studies
EAST-332
This course is an introduction to Chinese visual culture from prehistoric times through the Mao era....
Environmental
ENVS-236
What really causes deforestation? How is a fish 'cultural?' Why do Americans spend so much time and money on their lawns?...
Environmental Studies
ENVS-265
This course explores two on-going global debates among academics, activists and policy-makers within the concept of human rights: (1) To what exten...

The biological reserve, established by the Board of Trustees in 1966, encompasses 350 acres in three contiguous sections that are within easy walking distance of the campus.

Denison announces a new major in global commerce — global commerce and trade are deeply rooted in the liberal arts.

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Denison students
CORE-101
This course provides an introductory focus to the elements of global commerce....
Denison student
CORE-101
This course provides an introductory focus to the elements of global commerce....
International Studies
INTL-200
The required mid-level course for all International Studies majors....
International Studies
INTL-200
The required mid-level course for all International Studies majors....

Each February, the International Studies Program holds a Human Rights Film Festival. The 2013 films included Putin’s Kiss, Bidder 70, Call Me Kuchu, and Words of Witness.

In Latin American & Caribbean Studies, students explore, analyze, discuss, read and write about a variety of themes directly related to Latin America. This in turn encourages students to reflect on their own cultural background.

Latin Caribbean
LACS-220
Reading and discussion of literary works from the Spanish-speaking world....
Latin Caribbean
LACS-325
Survey of literary genres, periods and movements in Latin American from 1492 to the present....

Org Studies students develop an understanding of the human condition and the complex nature of systems and institutions, as well as the capacity for analysis that moves beyond simplistic solutions.

Organizational Studies

Download the Organizational Studies Application and Recommendation form for entry into the program.

Summer Session features the participation of exceptional Denison alumni, and focuses on the application of organizational skills. Students learn to interpret the problems faced by organizations in private and public sectors.

Philosophy, Politics and Economics is an interdisciplinary program designed around the historical, methodological and theoretical connections between philosophy, politics and economics.

The Political Science curriculum explores political theory around the world through courses ranging from the U.S. Congress to courses on Russia or Terrorism to politics of developing nations, human rights or the global environment.

Denison's Department of Economics is ranked among the nation's top economics programs. The curriculum focuses on developing understanding of the institutional, analytic and empirical framework within economic decision-making.

Concentration Only
Queer Studies
QS-349
One of the primary ways that social power and control are exercised is through the establishment and enforcement of "norms": gender norms...
Queer Studies
QS-213
Through a series of drawing and printmaking projects, this studio art course seeks to explore and creatively express queer culture, aesthetics and ...

Queer Studies examines the cultural, social and political implications of sexuality and gender from the perspective of those marginalized by the dominant sexual ethos.

With the support of the Laura C. Harris endowment, the Women’s Studies Program has hosted internationally renowned scholars such as bell hooks, Cynthia Enloe, Carol Cohn and Spike Peterson.

Women Studies
WGST-225
Selected poetry and prose by women guide inquiries into writing and gender and into related issues, such as sexuality, history, race, class, identi...
Women Studies
WGST-220
Historically, women have played an integral role in musical traditions around the world, although the extent of their contributions has only recent...