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Undergraduate Course Catalog 2014-2015

University of New Hampshire at Manchester


American 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

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

For more information contact Jack Hoza, program coordinator, at (603) 641-4143 or

Art Minor

A minor in art consists of five ARTS courses (20 credits). Any combination of studio arts and art history courses can be used, but two of these must be 500 level or above. Students must earn a minimum grade of C- in all courses. A maximum of 8 transfer credit will be accepted. 

For more information contact the Academic Counseling Office, (603) 641-4170 or Jennifer Moses, Paul Creative Arts Center, (603) 862-2190,



Business 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.

For more information, contact Bill Troy, minor supervisor, at (603) 641-4345 or

Communication Arts Minor

The minor in communication arts provides students with a knowledge base that approximates the overall range of courses included in the communication arts major, but also gives students the opportunity to select several courses that are of special interest to them or directly complement their major field of study or enhance their professional interests.

The communication arts minor requires completion of five courses (20 credits), according to the requirements below. An overall average of 2.0 in minor courses is required, with no individual grade lower than a C-. Students should work with their major advisers to ensure that any prerequisites for 500-level 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.

I. Breadth Courses
Select any two courses, as long as they are NOT from the same category.

Category A
CMN 457, Introduction to Interpersonal Communication

Category B
CMN 455, Introduction to Media Studies
CA 502, Image and Sound

Category C
CMN 456, Propaganda and Persuasion
CA 450, Introduction to Public Speaking 

II. Depth Courses
Select any three 500-level CA courses, except CA 501.

Note: Students who use CA 502 as a “breadth” course may not use it as a “depth” course.

For more information, contact Jeff Klenotic, minor supervisor, at (603) 641-4130 or e-mail

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 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.

For more information, contact Michael Jonas, minor supervisor, at (603) 641-4352 or e-mail

Education Minor

A minor consists of 20 credits in education department courses. A methods course located in another department may be counted for four of these 20 credits (e.g., ARTS 791 or 792, ENGL 792, MATH 621, 701, 702, 791, etc.).

Although any 20 credits of education courses can be used toward a minor, the following courses are strongly recommended:

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

Note: EDUC 507, Mentoring Adolescents, is a 2-credit course with a full year commitment; therefore, students may use a total of 4 credits to count toward a minor in education.

Note: 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 3-credit course transferred from another school will count for 3 credits at UNH, not 4 credits.

For more information, contact the UNH Manchester Education Office at (603) 641-4163.

English Minor

For the English minor at UNH Manchester, students must complete 20 credits with a minimum 2.0 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 Deborah Brown, English minor supervisor, at (603) 641-4126.

Entrepreneurship Minor

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 and within the UNH Emerging Technology Center located on campus. Entrepreneurship majors are strongly encouraged to become active members in the ENACTUS program, which focuses on helping entrepreneurs in the Manchester community.

History Minor

To earn a minor in history, students must complete 20 credits with no individual grade lower than C- and a 2.00 average in minor courses. Students may take any five history courses (HIST), two of which must be 500 level or above.

For more information, contact John Cerullo, minor supervisor, at (603) 641-4109.

Humanities Minor

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.

To earn a minor in humanities, students must complete 20 credits with a minimum grade of C in each course. Students must take the following courses: HUMA 411, Humanities I; HUMA 412, Humanities II; one course in any humanities discipline at any level; one 600- or 700-level humanities course; HUMA 795, Humanities: Study of Creativity, or HUMA 796, Humanities: Study of Contemporary Issues.

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

Philosophy Minor

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

Substitutions are permitted by permission of minor supervisors, Tom Birch and Michael Contarino.

For more information, contact Michael Contarino at, or Tom Birch at (603) 641-4108.

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.

For more information, contact Michael Contarino at or Melinda Negron-Gonzales at or (603) 641-4364.

Psychology Minor

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 Gary Goldstein, minor supervisor, at (603) 641-4179.

Sociology Minor

The minor consists of 5 courses (20 credits) in sociology, completed with a C- or better in each course and a grade-point average of at least 2.00 in those courses.

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.