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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-152
This course introduces students to the fundamentals of the game of power volleyball and strives to promote basic skill development, team play and s...

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-325
This course will examine how narrative and storytelling shape meanings and perceived values for personhood....
Communication
COMM-229
In this class we will examine and evaluate the cultural construction and representation of gender and sexuality in contemporary American mass media...
Economics
ECON-413
This course is a study of monetary interdependence among nations....
Economics
ECON-102
An introduction to the study of the forces of supply and demand that determine prices and the allocation of resources in markets for goods and serv...

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-330
In this seminar students will examine gay and lesbian issues in what is, arguably, the most central social institution in American culture....
Education
EDUC-367
This course examines U.S. Supreme Court cases that led to and followed the Brown v Board of Education decisions....
Physical Education
PHED-151
For players on every level. Students will learn basic skills, rules and strategy and apply them during game situations. (Offered spring semester)...
Physical Education
PHED-421
This lecture/laboratory course is designed to present the foundation of therapeutic exercises that are common to the area of injury rehabilitation....

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-324
This course explores contemporary issues in African political systems from a variety of theoretical perspectives....
Political Science
POSC-328
This course is about the theoretical, political, and practical problems associated with environmental action....
Sociology & Anthropology
SA-320
This course is an examination of the historical, ethnic and socio-cultural diversity of sub-Saharan Africa societies....
Sociology & Anthropology
SA-210
This course compares and evaluates a variety of theories which attempt to explain the origins, persistence and effects of gender in American societ...

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.