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Social Sciences

Denison advances the scientific study of human society and social relationships of individual members within society through its engaging and comprehensive Social Science curriculum.

Athletic Training
PHED-438
The primary purpose of this course is to study the effects of physical activity on human physiology....
Athletic Training
PHED-438
The primary purpose of this course is to study the effects of physical activity on human physiology....

Professionally recognized by the American Medical Association since 1990, athletic trainers are committed to enhancing the health care that is provided to individuals who lead physically active lives.

Communication Fellows are outstanding juniors and seniors who work closely with professors as research assistants. Fellows are selected on the basis of merit.

Communication
COMM-320
This course is based on an understanding that culture is maintained through systems of meaning, and that communication is the sharing of meaning be...
Communication
COMM-111
This course explores communication ethics from philosophical and applied perspectives in a variety of social contexts....
Economics
ECON-427
This course provides an examination of various economic issues facing business and government regarding the use of natural resources and the manage...
Economics
ECON-421
A study of the impact of governmental taxation and expenditures on the economy....

The Investment Club is open to any Denison student interested in learning how financial markets work. They get hands-on experience through the club’s management of two portfolios.

The Education Department is committed to thinking and acting ethically concerning social equality, justice, freedom of thought, peacemaking, and fair distribution of resources and opportunities.

Education
EDUC-220
Environmental education is a broad term, encompassing a large array of ideas concerned with the purpose of and approach to engagement with the phys...
Education
EDUC-390
In its examination of current pressing issues in U.S....
Physical Education
PHED-203
Successful completion of this course will lead to international certification as a PADI Open Water Diver....

The $38.5 million renovation and expansion of the Mitchell Center in 2013 is highlighted by the Trumbull Aquatics Center and the Crown Fitness Center, as well as new classrooms and gathering areas.

The Richard G. Lugar ’54 Program in Politics and Public Service welcomes former members of Congress to campus almost every year. Typically, we host two per visit, a Democrat and a Republican.

Political Science
POSC-180
An introduction to the art and science of political philosophy....
Political Science
POSC-383
Debating contemporary political theory through the work of such thinkers as Marx, Nietzsche, Dewey, Arendt, Fanon, Marcuse, Foucault, Rawls, Haberm...
Sociology & Anthropology
SA-350
This course provides experience in the design and implementation of field research....
Sociology & Anthropology
SA-316
Analyses of central theoretical questions in sociology/anthropology....

The Sociology/Anthropology department is, itself, an interdisciplinary program. It’s one of the few in the country to completely incorporate both disciplines in all aspects of the program.