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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-225
This course will examine the history of African-Americans in the United States from 1619 to the present with an emphasis on the processes by which ...
Black Studies
BLST-234
This course will explore the historical development of African-American gospel music in the 20th Century....

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-101
Many of the most pressing problems in the world can be addressed with data....
Data Analytics
DA-301
Utilizing Denison as a model of society, this practicum set in a seminar will explore questions of collective import through the analysis of ne...
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-341
An examination of the basic Confucian texts of the East Asian cultural tradition that define the distinctive traits of what makes us human, and wha...
East Asian Studies
EAST-348
Japan's military occupation of most of Pacific Asia halted with Japan's unconditional surrender in 1945....
Environmental
ENVS-284
This course examines a variety of local environmental planning processes and issues, focusing primarily on the communities surrounding Denison (Gra...
Environmental Studies
ENVS-212
A study of the chemistry of the atmosphere, natural water, and soils with a special focus on acid precipitation, greenhouse gases, ozone depletion,...

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-301
The course explores the determination of exchange rates and global interest rates and how they can be affected by national monetary policies....
International Studies
INTL-250
A mid-level topics course that allows students to build upon concepts and theories introduced in INTL-100 and 200....
International Studies
INTL-250
A mid-level topics course that allows students to build upon concepts and theories introduced in INTL-100 and 200....

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-325
Survey of literary genres, periods and movements in Latin American from 1492 to the present....
Latin Caribbean
LACS-201
A comprehensive introduction to the nature of the problem of the Latin American society....

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-290
An introduction to the field of Women's and Gender Studies, this interdisciplinary course considers the socio-political meanings and practices...
Queer Studies
QS-245
A study of selected works by and about bisexual, gay, lesbian and transgender people....

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-162
This course is for women to learn basic self-defense techniques to prevent sexual assault....
Women Studies
WGST-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...