Northern Exposure

Grant Helps UNH Launch Canadian Studies Minor

By Tracy Manforte
UNH News Bureau

DURHAM, N.H. -- Beginning this fall the University of New Hampshire will offer an undergraduate minor in Canadian studies. Thanks to a grant from the Canadian Embassy, existing courses will be complemented by field trips, guest speakers, an expanded library collection, faculty development and workshops. In addition, UNH will continue as a partner in exchange programs with Nova Scotia and Quebec.

Students in the program will learn about Canadian culture, history, geography and natural resources, and will have the opportunity to study abroad and conduct research with Canadian studies faculty, whose expertise crosses academic disciplines. According to program coordinator Debra Straussfogel, associate professor of geography and natural resources, 23 faculty and staff members from 10 different departments have been identified to participate in the program.

Offered through the UNH Center for International Education, the new minor is a first step in building a larger program in Canadian studies at UNH. For more information, contact Professor Straussfogel at 603-862-1930.

February 22, 2000

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