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Undergraduate Course Catalog 2016-2017

University of New Hampshire at Manchester


Humanities Minor

The humanities minor is an interdisciplinary program where students can combine humanities courses and courses from other disciplines that form a multidisciplinary theme or topic. The humanities minor is an excellent way to add breadth of perspective to specialized study in particular disciplines. Many professions encourage students to develop skills and knowledge outside their area of professional interest. The humanities minor can meet this objective and make college education a more enlightening and rewarding experience. Students selecting a minor in humanities should, in consultation with a faculty adviser in humanities, identify a general theme or topic for the minor.  

To earn a minor in humanities, students must complete 20 credits with no individual grade lower than C in minor courses. 

1. There is one required courses in the minor: students must complete either HIST 500 or ENGL 419, which provide an introduction to the methodology and content of the humanities.

2. Students must take at least two courses in the humanities (HUMA). 

3. To complete the minor’s fourth and fifth courses, students, in consultation with a faculty adviser in humanities, may choose more courses in the humanities (HUMA) or choose complementary courses from other disciplines, such as history, English, philosophy, communication arts, politics and society, or business, which contribute to the student’s multidisciplinary theme or topic.   

For more information, contact Jack Resch, minor supervisor, at or (603) 641-4134.