Academics

Bias Free Language Guide

This guide is meant to invite inclusive excellence in our campus community. Each step of inclusion moves us closer to a full democracy. The text was prepared for faculty, staff and students of the UNH community to encourage the full range of contributions that we offer as individuals and members of various groups. The guide presents practical revisions in our common usage that can make a difference and break barriers relating to diversity.

Inclusive Classroom Syllabus Guidelines

The University of New Hampshire continues to expand its curriculum to include people of different racial and ethnic backgrounds, their history and culture. Programs at UNH that focus on this effort include:

The Race and Ethnic Studies minor (formerly the Race, Culture, Power minor) examines how racial and ethnic categories are created and maintained—politically, socially, and culturally.

The Africana and African American Studies minor provides students with an interdisciplinary approach to central issues in African, African Diaspora, Caribbean and African American history, literature, and culture. The minor permits students to concentrate in one of these areas or to combine courses from among the many offerings to create a distinctive program.

American Studies minor is the interdisciplinary study of American culture and life at the regional, national, and international levels. American Studies is a multi-dimensional hybrid of history, economics, sociology, politics, art, literature, and popular culture.

To appreciate the Asian peoples—their languages, their history, their society, their political/economic systems—and the Asian experiences in the United States, the Asian studies minor is designed to be broadly inclusive.

European Cultural Studies (ECS) is an interdisciplinary program in which students study the field of cultural analysis through an individually designed focus on a European topic. Each student will work in conjunction with an advisor and an ECS Committee to design a course of study that will best suit the student's interests and goals.

The Confucius Institute at UNH (CI-UNH) is a partnership between UNH and Chengdu University in China that engages the life of the University with the larger community both locally and globally.  The institute offers a full curriculum in Chinese language and culture.