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    Grinnell College
  Jan 18, 2018
2015-2016 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Divisions of Grinnell College


The College is organized into three divisions as follows:

Humanities: Art, Chinese and Japanese, Classics, English, French, German, Music, Philosophy, Religious Studies, Russian, Spanish, and Theatre.

Science: Biological Chemistry, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Library, Mathematics Laboratory, Mathematics and Statistics, Science Laboratory, Physics, and Psychology.

Social Studies: Anthropology, Economics, Education, History, Physical Education, Political Science, Reading Laboratory, Sociology, and Writing Laboratory.

Additional academic programs include:

  • Alternate Language Study Option (ALSO) Program
  • Foreign Language Across the Curriculum
  • General Literary Studies Program
  • Gender, Women’s, and Sexuality Studies, an interdivisional major program
  • General Science, an interdepartmental major program
  • Grinnell-in-London and Grinnell-in-Washington, D.C.
  • Humanities and Social Studies, divisional course offerings
  • Concentrations: American Studies, East Asian Studies, Environmental Studies, European Studies, Global Development Studies, Latin American Studies, Linguistics, Neuroscience, Policy Studies, Russian, Central, and Eastern European Studies, and Technology Studies
  • Tutorials

Courses listed in this catalog are subject to change through normal academic channels.

Division of Humanities

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Division of Science

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Division of Social Studies

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Interdisciplinary Areas of Study

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