Undergraduate Course Catalog 2015-2016
University of New Hampshire at ManchesterAmerican Sign Language and Deaf Studies Minor
To earn a minor in American Sign Language and deaf studies, students must complete 24 credits, with no individual grade lower than C-.
Students must take the following courses:
ASL 435, American Sign Language I
ASL 436, American Sign Language II
INTR 438, A Sociocultural Perspective on the Deaf Community
Three elective courses chosen from the following:
ASL 531, American Sign Language III
ASL 532, American Sign Language IV
INTR 539, Comparative Linguistic Analysis for Interpreters
ASL 599, Special Topics in ASL/Deaf Studies
ASL 621, Advanced ASL Discourse I
ASL 622, Advanced ASL Discourse II: Deaf Culture
The minor in art consists of five courses (20 credits) chosen from the offerings of the department, two of which must be at the 500 level or above.
A maximum of two courses (8 credits) may be transferred from another accredited institution, provided UNH has accepted them as transfer credits. Transfer courses must be a minimum of three credits. Students with transfer courses that are accepted with less than four semester credits must still meet the credit requirement for completion of the minor.
The minor in business allows students to pursue their interests in the liberal arts and sciences while building a foundation of business skills and adding a valuable credential to their portfolio and resume. The minor in business requires successful completion of five business courses or 20 credit hours from the courses listed below.
The three required courses:
BUS 400, Introduction to Business
BUS 532, Introduction to Financial Accounting
ECN 412 or 411, Introduction to Microeconomics or Macroeconomics
Two courses from the following list are required (at least one of which must be at the 600 level or above):
BUS 430, Business Statistics
BUS 533, Managerial Accounting
BUS 601, Financial Management
BUS 610, Marketing Principles & Applications
BUS 620, Organizational Behavior
ECN 650, Economics for Managers
Other 600- or 700-level courses in business (BUS) or economics (ECN) may be substituted for courses listed above with permission of the business program coordinator. This may include an Internship course (UMST 500), Special Topics courses (BUS 675/685), or an Independent Study in Business (BUS 695).
Students must complete the five courses (20 credits) with a cumulative minimum grade point average of 2.0 and with no grade below a C- grade. Transfer course approval for the minor is limited to at most, two relevant courses successfully completed at another accredited institution, subject to syllabi review and approval. Students must complete a minimum of 20 credits for the minor, with a maximum of eight credits transferred from accredited institutions and a minimum of 12 credits completed in residence at UNH.
Communication Arts Minor
The communication arts minor allows students in other majors to broaden their understanding of human communication while also developing deeper knowledge and practical skills that can enhance their professional lives and complement their major field of study.
The communication arts minor requires completion of five courses (20 credits), according to the requirements below. A minimum GPA of 2.0 in minor courses is required, with no individual grade lower than a C-. Courses taken on a pass/fail basis may not be used for the minor. Students should work with their major advisers to ensure that any prerequisites for CA courses have been met, or that permission to enter the course has been granted by the appropriate course instructor. Courses used to satisfy Discovery Program requirements may also be used to satisfy CA minor requirements. No more than 8 credits used by a student to satisfy major requirements may be used for the minor. At the discretion of the minor coordinator, transfer credits may be used to satisfy minor requirements, but no more than 8 credits (or 2 of 5 classes) should be transfer credits.
I. Breadth Courses
Select any two courses, as long as they are NOT from the same category.
CMN 457, Introduction to Interpersonal Communication
CMN 455, Introduction to Media Studies
CA 502, Image and Sound
CMN 456, Propaganda and Persuasion
CA 450, Introduction to Public Speaking
II. Depth Courses
Select any three 500-level (or above) CA courses, except CA 501.
Note: Students who use CA 502 as a “breadth” course may not use it as a “depth” course.
Computer Information Systems Minor
The minor requires five CIS courses (20 credit hours). Students must earn grades of at least C- in each course and maintain an overall GPA of 2.0 in minor courses. Transfer students may transfer up to two courses, subject to the approval of the minor supervisor. Courses taken on a pass/fail basis may not be used for the minor. No more than 8 credits used by the student to satisfy major requirements may be used in the minor.
Three courses from the following:
COMP 411, Introduction to Computer Applications
COMP 405, Introduction to the Internet and Web Authoring
COMP 415, Mobile Computing First and For Most
COMP 425, Introduction to Programming
COMP 510, Fundamentals of Computer Information Systems
COMP 515, Multimedia: Introduction and Applications
Two courses from the following, at least one of which must be at the 600 level or above:
COMP 505, Advanced Web Authoring
COMP 520, Database Design and Development
COMP 542, Operating System Applications
COMP 550, Networking Concepts
COMP 620, Network Administration and Maintenance
COMP 630, Advance Application Programming
COMP 640, Human Computer Interaction
COMP 705, Web Applications Development
COMP 715, Information Security
COMP 720, Database Application Development
Other 600- or 700-level courses in CIS may be substituted with the permission of the CIS program coordinator. Students must seek permission of the minor supervisor to enroll in courses that have prerequisites.
The education minor consists of 20 credits in Education Department courses. A methods course taught in another department may be counted toward four of these 20 credits (e.g., ARTS 791 or 792, ENGL 792, MATH 708,709, etc.).
Courses used toward a minor in special education cannot be used toward a minor in education.
The following courses are strongly recommended (not required) for students interested in elementary or secondary education
|**EDUC 500, Exploring Teaching
EDUC 700, Educational Structure and Change
EDUC 701, Human Development and Learning: Educational Psychology
EDUC 703, Alternative Teaching Models (Methods Course)
EDUC 705, Alternative Perspectives on the Nature of Education
The following courses are strongly recommended (not required) for students interested in early childhood education
|**EDUC 500, Exploring Teaching
EDUC 701, Human Development and Learning: Educational Psychology
EDUC 734, Children’s Literature
EDUC 756, Supporting Families of Individuals with Exceptionalities
EDUC 760, Introduction to Young Children with Special Needs
** EDUC 500 can only be counted once (four credits) toward the minor.
** No more than two transferred courses in education or a closely-related area from another college or university may be used toward a minor in education. A three-credit course transferred from another school will count for three credits at UNH, not four credits.
For more information, contact: Cindy Glidden, email@example.com, 209 Morrill Hall, (603) 862-2311
For the English minor at UNH Manchester, students must complete 20 credits with a minimum 2.0 grade-point average in these courses overall and with no individual grade lower than a C-.
Two (2) English courses must be taken at the 500 level and three (3) courses must be taken at the 600 or 700 level.
Students may include in the English minor courses from the Writing Focus, which includes courses in creative writing and journalism.
For more information, contact Susan Paterson, English minor supervisor, at (603) 641-4115.
The entrepreneurship minor is designed for those students who are interested in starting their own business or enhancing a business in which they are currently working.
The course content of the minor is designed to meet the objective of developing the mindset, skills, competencies, and experiential learning that enable students to function as entrepreneurs or as productive members of emerging, entrepreneurial firms.
The entrepreneurship program integrates the knowledge and experiences gained in other disciplines, as well as from the field of entrepreneurship, into an understanding of the process of new venture creation and the management of entrepreneurial businesses. With the minor presenting entrepreneurial concepts from a generalist perspective, students will acquire knowledge to conceive, develop, and launch new ventures and to turn innovative ideas into products that can be brought to market. Emphasis is placed on the managerial, legal, and marketing aspects of start-up businesses. The program culminates with a juried business plan competition for financial backing and start-up funding support.
Ethical and legal—In addition to exploring legal issues associated with a small business, students will examine their own personal values and aspirations to help guide their entrepreneurial careers.
Knowing the numbers—Entrepreneurs must be intimately familiar with the financial health of their businesses, particularly in regard to cash flow and other limited resource management and forecasting.
Business model—Students will be expected to develop a full understanding of how to create and utilize a business model and transform it into a fundable business plan.
Selling the idea—Students must not only understand how to identify and evaluate potential investors, but also how to sell their business idea when the opportunity presents itself.
Managing growth in entrepreneurial companies—Students will learn the unique set of leadership and communication skills necessary to guide a company through its most perilous time period: rapid growth.
BUS 401, Introduction to Entrepreneurship
BUS 453, Leadership for Management
BUS 565, Sales and Sales Management
BUS 550, Business Law
BUS 600, New Venture Creation
Students will also be encouraged to take advantage of internship opportunities at the ABI Innovation Hub in Manchester. Entrepreneurship majors are strongly encouraged to become active members in the ENACTUS program, which focuses on helping entrepreneurs in the Manchester community.
To earn a minor in history, students must complete 20 credits with no individual grade lower than C- and a 2.0 grade-point average in minor courses. Students may take any five history courses (HIST), two of which must be 500 level or above. Up to eight transfer credits may be used toward the history minor.
For more information, contact John Cerullo, minor supervisor, at (603) 641-4109.
The minor in Homeland Security is designed to provide a professional experience to students not majoring in Homeland Security, but who are interested in aspects of the discipline. Students not majoring in Homeland Security will see how Homeland Security issues, challenges, and tools related to their specific major and how Homeland Security can be used to embellish their major.
The minor requires five courses. Students must earn grades of at least C- in each course and an overall GPA of 2.0 in minor courses. Transfer students may transfer up to two courses, subject to the approval of the minor supervisor. Courses taken on a pass/fail basis may not be used for the minor. No more than eight credits to satisfy major requirements may be used in the minor.
All students must complete Introduction to Homeland Security.
Choose one from the following two courses:
Foundations of Information Security
Foundations of Corporate and Physical Security
Choose three courses from the following:
Fundamentals of Emergency Management
Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience
Homeland Security Law and Policy
Political Violence and Terrorism
Intelligence Systems and Structures
Strategic Planning and Decision Making
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.
A philosophy minor consists of five philosophy courses, completed with a C- or above, one of which must be at the 500 level or higher (PHIL 495 or 795 with special permission only).
For more information, contact the Philosophy Department in Durham in Hamilton Smith Hall at (603) 862-2060.
Political Economy Minor
Students interested in pursuing a career in government, public service, business, communications, or the law can add a breadth of perspective through the political economy minor.
The political economy minor consists of five courses (20 credits total). Students must take five of the following courses, with no more than THREE from the same designation (e.g., no more than three ECN or three POLT), and no more than THREE at the 400 level:
ECN 411, Introduction to Macroeconomic Principles
ECN 412, Introduction to Microeconomic Principles
ECN 635, Money, Banking, and Macroeconomic Activity
ECN 640, Business, Law, and Economics
ECN 650, Economics for Managers
POLT 401, Politics and Society
POLT 403, United States in World Affairs
POLT 560, World Politics
POLT 567, Politics of Global Resources
POLT 743, Comparative Political Economy
POLT 762, International Political Economy
PS 501, Social and Political-Economic Theory
HUMA 412, Humanities II
HUMA 660, Moral Dimension of Economic Life
BUS 701, Business, Government, and Society
Political Science Minor
The political science minor consists of five courses (20 credits total). These courses may be taken in any combination of the four fields and levels (400-700) offered. The fields to choose from are American politics, political thought, comparative politics, and international politics. It is recommended that no more than two courses be taken at the 400 level.
The minimum grade requirement is C- per course. Any grade lower than a C- will not count toward the minor. Students wishing to use transfer credits from abroad or other universities should meet with a political science adviser to determine eligibility toward the minor.
Professional Writing Minor
The interdisciplinary minor in professional writing will introduce students to various types of professional writing and will provide opportunities for them to develop their writing skills and to practice them in an internship setting.
Students must complete 22-24 credits for the minor. Courses must be completed with a minimum grade of C- unless otherwise specified, and a 2.0 overall GPA in courses used for the minor is required. A maximum of two transfer courses (3 or 4 credits each) may be applied to the minor. No more than 8 credits used by the student to satisfy major requirements may be used in the minor.
Students should select courses from the following subject areas:
English courses—students must select three courses from the following:
ENGL 501, Introduction to Creative Non-Fiction
ENGL 502, Professional and Technical Writing
ENGL 534, 21st Century Journalism
ENGL 621, Writing and Reporting the News
ENGL 631, Digital Journalism
Communication Arts courses—students must select at least one of the following:
CA 500, Media Writing
CA 512, Screenwriting
CA 514, Fundamentals of Video Production
CA 542, Social Media for Organizations and Business
Computing courses—students must select one of the following:
COMP 411, Introduction to Computer Applications
COMP 415, Mobile Computing 1st and 4most
Other course by permission
Internship—students must complete:
UMST 500 or another discipline-based internship approved by the minor supervisor
The minor in psychology consists of five psychology department courses (20 credits), including PSYC 401 and at least two courses at the 500 level or above. No more than four credits of PSYC 795 may be applied to the minor. Each course must be passed with a grade of C- or better, with an overall minimum grade point average of 2.0 for the five minor courses. No pass/fail or credit/fail courses may be applied toward the minor. Under no circumstances can more than 9 transfer credits be applied toward the minor.
For more information, contact Alison Paglia, minor supervisor, at (603) 641-4103.
Students from other majors may choose to diversify their academic experience by getting a minor in sociology. Although the sociological perspective will benefit students from all backgrounds, a sociology minor may be especially relevant for history, psychology, anthropology, political science, social work, or education majors.
Any five courses in sociology with a grade of C- or better.
2.00 or higher GPA for each of the five courses.
Submission of a completed "Certification of Completion of Minor" form to UNH Manchester Academic Counseling.
Courses taken pass/fail may NOT be used for a minor, but up to 8 credit hours of minor coursework may be applied toward a student's major. All minor courses taken outside of the student's major department can also double-count toward Discovery Requirements.
A student wishing to minor in sociology should contact the Academic Counseling Office at (603) 641-4170 or the Sociology Department undergraduate chair at (603) 862-2500.