Undergraduate Course Catalog 2013-2014
Special University Programs
The UNH Fellowships Office provides information, counseling, and editorial support to high-achieving students applying for national and international fellowships and scholarships. The office also assists faculty members who serve as mentors and recommenders, and arranges for members of the faculty to take part in interviews and screening committees.
In recruiting, advising, and supporting students with exceptionally strong records of academic excellence, the office collaborates campus-wide with other offices and departments of the University, including the Honors Program, the Center for International Education, and the Hamel Center for Undergraduate Research, in support of the University’s Academic Plan.
The services of the Fellowships Office are available to undergraduates, graduate students, and alumni of the University. The Fellowships Office holds membership in the National Association of Fellowships Advisors. For more information, please contact Dr. Richard Parks, director, Fellowships Office, 207 Hood House, (603) 862-0733; e-mail: Richard.Parks@unh.edu.
In keeping with this research University’s mission to create and disseminate knowledge, UNH’s Hamel Center for Undergraduate Research offers undergraduates—working in concert with UNH faculty mentors—both funding and administrative support for individually designed academic projects ranging from laboratory research to humanist scholarship and fine and performing arts creations. Once completed, projects and their student authors may receive further support from the Hamel Center for presentations at national and international conferences and for online publication in the undergraduate research journal, Inquiry.
Initially known as UROP (Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program), the Hamel Center for Undergraduate Research currently offers year-round academic opportunities both in the U.S. and abroad via competitive grant applications. Undergraduate Research Awards (URAs) are available each semester, including January Term (research time commitment is flexible); Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships (SURFs) for the U.S. and abroad offer support for summer research between academic years; and the International Research Opportunities Program (IROP), a research summer abroad under the direction of both a UNH mentor and a colleague at the research location, offers nearly unlimited possibilities for exploration of any topic anywhere in the world..). Also, by registering for INCO 590, Student Research Experience, or INCO 790, Advanced Research Experience, students can work directly with faculty members while receiving academic credit and support for research expenses.
Grants from the Hamel Center for Undergraduate Research open doors on real-world disciplinary practice, graduate school, post-baccalaureate fellowships, and professional careers; undergraduate research develops first-hand knowledge of the world and one’s place in it. For information about all awards, programs, and Inquiry, contact the Hamel Center for Undergraduate Research, 209 Hood House, (603) 862-4323, or visit the website at www.unh.edu/undergrad-research.
The University Honors Program (UHP), established by the Academic Senate in 1983, recognizes the achievements and capabilities of outstanding students. The program enriches undergraduate education by offering a personal, intensive approach to learning through small classes of 25 or fewer students. UHP students take a minimum of four honors-designated courses in their freshman and sophomore years, one of which must be an honors 444 seminar. These courses count toward the Discovery Program requirements that all students must fulfill. Students also must complete their department's honors-in-major requirements in order to earn a "University Honors" designation upon graduation (see the "Honors-in-Major" description below).
Honors Discovery Program courses are listed in the Time and Room Schedule under "Honors." Enrolling in honors courses requires permission from the UHP Office, located at 211 Hood House. Honors courses are open with special permission to non-honors students with a 3.2 or higher GPA on a space-available basis.
Currently, there are more than 50 different departments from all five of the University's undergraduate schools and colleges offering honors-in-major programs. Academic work for honors in major requires a minimum of 16 credits, at least four of which will be devoted to a senior thesis project. Students should familiarize themselves with their departments' requirements and should meet with their departmental honors liaison (http://www.unh.edu/honors-program/liaisons.html). After successful completion of the program, students will earn an honors designation on their transcripts and diplomas.
Admissions and Aid
Students gain admittance into the UHP in one of two ways:
- The Office of Admissions identifies a number of qualified incoming freshmen to be admitted to the honors program.
- Freshman who demonstrate academic excellence are also invited to join the program.
To satisfy University Honors Program requirements, UHP students must meet designated grade-point average requirements. Students admitted to the program prior to the fall semester of 2008 must have a final cumulative grade-point average of 3.2, while students admitted to the fall semester of 2008 or thereafter must have a final cumulative grade-point average of 3.4. All students must meet the grade-point average requirements of their honors-in-major program.
Full-tuition and partial-tuition merit-based scholarships are available to a select number of incoming freshmen. Several partial-tuition scholarships are also awarded to upper-class students. For more information, contact Sean Moore, director, University Honors Program, 211 Hood House, (603) 862-3928, or visit the UHP website at www.unh.edu/honors-program.
Professor: Benjamin D. Chandran, Matthew Huber, Lynn M. Kistler, Martin A. Lee, Mark L. McConnell, Eberhard Möbius, Scott V. Ollinger, Joachim Raeder, James M. Ryan, Harlan E. Spence, Roy B. Torbert
Research Professor: Charles J. Farrugia, Terry Forbes, Stephen E. Frolking, Antoinette B. Galvin, Christopher W. Glass, Philip A. Isenberg, Paul H. Kirshen, Changsheng Li, Charles W. Smith III, Bernard J. Vasquez
Affiliate Professor: John D. Aber
Associate Professor: Heidi Asbjornsen, James Connell, Marc R. Lessard, James M. Pringle, Nathan A. Schwadron
Research Associate Professor: Jack E. Dibb, Erik A. Hobbie, Harald A. Kucharek, Richard Lammers, Clifford Lopate, Alexander A. P. Pszenny, Douglas C. Vandemark, Ruth K. Varner, Cameron P. Wake
Assistant Professor: Kai Germaschewski, Linda Kalnejais, Noé Lugaz, Wilfred M. Wollheim
Research Assistant Professor: Peter Forbes Bloser, Ulisse Bravar, Li-Jen Chen, Fatemeh Ebrahimi, Mary E. Martin, Michael W. Palace, Joseph Salisbury, Jingfeng Xiao
The Institute for the Study of Earth, Oceans, and Space (EOS) is UNH’s largest research organization and its first University institute. It brings together, under common themes, many well-established research programs focused in EOS’s three centers: the Earth Systems Research Center, the Ocean Process Analysis Laboratory, and the Space Science Center.
EOS scientists are exploring processes on the Sun, solar influences on Earth and its magnetosphere, the chemistry and dynamics of the atmosphere, changing climate, and large-scale terrestrial and marine ecosystems. Much of this research emphasizes complex impacts on and by human activities.
Research takes EOS investigators from the most distant energetic phenomena in the universe and Earth’s environment in space to tropical, temperate, and boreal forests; from the coast of New Hampshire and the Gulf of Maine to the world's great oceans; from the grasslands and agricultural fields of China to those of the American Midwest; from the great ice sheets of Greenland and Antarctica to the summit of Mount McKinley. EOS scientists and students use satellites, aircraft, ships, and computers to explore and investigate the most important processes in the universe and on our planet.
EOS's advanced research contributes substantively to the training and development of graduate students. This research is funded by major national and international organizations including the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, the National Science Foundation, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. EOS faculty also teach and mentor undergraduate students, and there are numerous opportunities for undergraduates to participate in the research activities of the Institute. Undergraduates interested in EOS activities should contact either EOS faculty in their academic departments, or e-mail the EOS director’s office, firstname.lastname@example.org.
The gerontology interdisciplinary minor provides students with the opportunity to examine and evaluate the aging process as it affects the individual and society within the United States. Through a multidisciplinary course selection, students develop an understanding of aging from a variety of perspectives. Students are encouraged to analyze the historical and philosophical foundation from which policies, programs, and professional activities affecting the aged are developed, implemented, and evaluated. The purpose of this minor is to prepare students as they enter their career fields on the effects that the growing elderly population will have in every component of modern life.
Students wishing to minor in gerontology are required to take a minimum of 20 credits (five courses) from an approved list; two of which must be GERO 500, I'm Old, So What! An Introduction to Gerontology and KIN 607, The Biology of Aging.
GERO 795, Independent Study is not a required course but is used by students and faculty as an option for creating an individual experience. GERO 795 must have a faculty person approve and oversee the student’s work. Additionally, the gerontology interdisciplinary coordinator must also approve of the area of study and retain a copy of the study’s proposal.
Other courses available to students are courses within the various University colleges containing a 75 percent focus on aging in the United States and approved by the gerontology interdisciplinary coordinator.
Students who wish to discuss or find out more about the minor may make an appointment with the gerontology coordinator, in the Department of Social Work within the College of Health and Human Services.
GERO 500, Introduction to Gerontology
KIN 607, Biology of Aging
Some of the accepted courses are:
NURS 535, Death and Dying
OT 501, Developmental Tasks of Adulthood
PSYC 582, Adult Development and Aging
PSYC 741, Cognitive Aging
SW 525, Introduction to Social Welfare Policy
SW 701, Women and Aging
An updated list of approved courses may be picked up in the gerontology coordinator's office in Pettee Hall.
Courses appearing in previous editions of this catalog under the caption INCO 404, Honors: Introductory Seminar, are offered this year with subject codes and the course number 444H. For more information, see University Academic Requirements. INCO 404 is reserved as a course designation for possible use in future years.
Lecturer: Mary Wallace
The Center for International Education (CIE) offers undergraduate students the opportunity to pursue a dual major in international affairs (IA). The dual major requires completion of the interdisciplinary International Affairs Program and any other major. The purpose of the program is to expand students’ global horizons, enhance their disciplinary major, and expand their career opportunities into the international arena. The courses in the dual major program are multidisciplinary, taught by faculty from many different departments in the University. They are designed to help students appreciate the complex interrelationships and interdependencies among nations and peoples and to equip students with the analytical skills and broad perspectives necessary for both public and private sector international careers.
Students who wish to declare international affairs dual major must earn a C or better in IA 401, have declared (or be prepared to declare) a disciplinary major, and have a 2.5 cumulative grade-point average. After declaration, students are expected to maintain at least a 2.5 grade-point average, which is also the minimum required for study abroad at UNH.
IA Dual Major Requirements
For students who matriculated into UNH prior to fall semester 2010, please refer to the undergraduate catalog of your year of matriculation to see the IA dual major requirements that apply for you. For those who matriculated into UNH fall 2010 or later, please see below:
Required Core Courses (4 total)
IA 401, International Perspectives: Science, Geography, and Politics
IA 501, Global Issues in International Affairs
IA 701, Seminar in International Affairs
ECON 401A, Principles of Economics (Macro), or ECON 402A, Principles of Economics (Micro), or EREC 411
Please note: IA 401, a prerequisite for IA 501, should be taken no later than spring of the sophomore year. IA 501 should be taken prior to foreign experience.
Electives (3 total)
Choose one elective course from each category below:
Foreign Area (to be taken prior to foreign experience)
Science, Technology, and the Private Sector
Policy and Theory in International Affairs
Courses used to satisfy international affairs elective requirements must be from outside the student's disciplinary major(s). Students pursuing two disciplinary majors in addition to international affairs may count one of the courses in either disciplinary major as an international affairs elective. For any major with 14 or more required courses (or 56 or more required credit hours), the IA program permits counting a maximum of three courses or 12 credits from the major program as international affairs electives.
Competency in a Foreign Language
Functional reading, writing, and speaking ability equivalent to a third-year, second-semester college level (632)
Minimum of eight weeks.The international affairs foreign experience is ordinarily conducted in a country consistent with the student’s language study but may also be conducted in a select list of countries where English is an official language or where UNH does not offer language training. Students who desire to study in such a country must petition the Center for International Education. Plans of study must include rigorous local language training while in-country.
The foreign experience (usually completed during the junior year) and the foreign language requirement are completed before taking IA 701 in the senior year. To acquire the knowledge, skills, and experience that come from residence in a foreign culture, students may spend an academic year, semester, or summer in an academic institution, in an internship with a private or public organization, or in purposeful travel/research. All foreign experiences must be pre-approved by the IA major adviser or the University Committee on International Studies.
Beginning in the summer of 2012, IA students will have the opportunity to fulfill the foreign experience requirement (as well as some IA electives and Discovery requirements) through an eight-week, 10-credit CIE managed program in Costa Rica (ICDS) focusing on sustainability and human development. Please see the CIE website for details: www.unh.edu/cie.
The completion of the dual major requires no additional credits for graduation beyond the 128 required of all UNH students. All coursework required for international affairs must be completed with a grade of C or better. For information, contact the Center for International Education, Hood House, (603) 862-2398, www.unh.edu/cie.
*The Department of Civil Engineering has worked with the UNH Center for International Education to develop a dual-major program in civil engineering and international affairs. Civil engineering students participating in this program spend at least one semester studying abroad in a foreign language. Students can complete the international affairs dual major in five years or less and do not need to have pre-existing skills in a foreign language before coming to UNH. For more information, contact Ray Cook at (603) 862-1411 or by e-mail to email@example.com.
Professor: Kenneth C. Baldwin, David L. Berlinsky, Barbaros Celikkol, Wayne R. Fagerberg, Larry G. Harris, W. Huntting Howell, Aaron B. Margolin, Arthur C. Mathieson, Larry A. Mayer, Subhash C. Minocha, Christopher D. Neefus, Stacia A. Sower, M. Robinson Swift, Paul C. Tsang, Igor I. Tsukrov, Charles W. Walker, Colin Ware, Winsor H. Watson III
Research Professor: Janet W. Campbell, Christopher W. Glass, Raymond E. Grizzle, Michael P. Lesser, Yuri Rzhanov, Frederick T. Short
Affiliate Professor: Andrew Armstrong
Associate Professor: Mimi Larsen Becker, Jessica A. Bolker, Allen D. Drake, Diane L. Foster, Anita S. Klein, Thomas C. Lippmann, James M. Pringle, Robert A. Robertson, May-Win L. Thein, Martin M. Wosnik
Research Associate Professor: Lee Alexander, David M. Burdick, Brian R. Calder, Stephen H. Jones, Douglas C. Vandemark, Cameron P. Wake, Larry G. Ward
Assistant Professor: Joel E. Johnson, Linda Kalnejais
Research Assistant Professor: Gregg E. Moore, Thomas Weber
Clinical Assistant Professor: Elise R. Sullivan
Extension Professor: Julia M. Peterson
Undergraduate programs in marine science and ocean engineering at the University of New Hampshire reflect the diversity of the ocean itself and are enriched by easy access to a variety of natural laboratories, including tidal rivers, estuaries, coastal areas, and the open ocean.
Studies in marine science and ocean engineering are offered through various departments of the University. Students identify the discipline (ranging from zoology through earth sciences to mechanical engineering) they like best and pursue marine specializations related to that area of study. Studies can take place in research laboratories on campus as well as at various field stations or aboard UNH research vessels.
The Marine Program provides a campus-wide umbrella for marine activities and maintains specialized facilities to support efforts of faculty in individual departments and organized research units. Academic programs are focused broadly on marine biology, ocean engineering, and ocean science, and the Marine Program supports experiential learning opportunities beyond the formal classroom through three centers: the Center for Marine Biology, the Center for Ocean Engineering, and the Center for Ocean Sciences.
Estuarine research is pursued at the Jackson Estuarine Laboratory on Great Bay, which is designated a National Estuarine Research Reserve. The Coastal Marine Laboratory, a major running-seawater facility, is located in nearby Newcastle, N.H.. Research on salmonids and other freshwater animals is conducted at the Anadromous Fish and Aquatic Invertebrate Research Laboratory, located near the Durham reservoir. The Institute for the Study of Earth, Oceans, and Space is a major center for ocean sciences research. The on-campus Chase Ocean Engineering Laboratory houses both educational and research activities. Off-shore and coastal studies are carried out aboard the University’s 50-foot research vessel, the Gulf Challenger. During the summer, students may live and study at the Shoals Marine Laboratory on Appledore Island, one of the Isles of Shoals. There, UNH and Cornell University cooperatively offer undergraduate courses in marine sciences in a summer field laboratory setting. Each of the marine program facilities features modern, specialized equipment and opportunities for undergraduate students to work and carry out independent research.
Curricula in the Marine Sciences
There are currently two undergraduate majors and four minors in the marine sciences. The College of Life Sciences and Agriculture offers a B.S. in Marine, Estuarine, and Freshwater Biology and the Department of Earth Sciences offers an option in oceanography as part of its B.A. Earth Sciences Program. In addition to these offerings, students can declare a major in any established discipline and augment it with a minor in marine biology, ocean engineering, oceanography, or wetland ecology.
Students are encouraged to declare their intention to follow these programs as soon as possible.
Marine Biology Minor
See College of Life Sciences and Agriculture Interdisciplinary Programs: Marine Biology.
Ocean Engineering Minor
The ocean engineering minor allows undergraduate engineering students to acquire a nucleus of knowledge about engineering pertaining to the ocean and the coastal zone.
To meet the University minor requirement, students must satisfactorily complete a minimum of five courses from the following list: ESCI 501, Introduction to Oceanography; OE 690, Introduction to Ocean Engineering; ESCI 752, Chemical Oceanography; ESCI 758, Introductory Physical Oceanography; ESCI 759, Geological Oceanography; OE 710, Ocean Measurements Lab; OE 744, Corrosion; OE 765, Underwater Acoustics; OE 754, Ocean Waves and Tides; OE 756, Principles of Naval Architecture and Model Testing; OE 771, Geodesy and Positioning for Ocean Mapping; OE 795, Special Topics in Ocean Engineering; ENE 747, Introduction to Marine Pollution and Control; OE 757, Coastal Engineering and Processes; and TECH 797, Undergraduate Ocean Research Program. Ordinarily, students typically take ESCI 501, TECH 797, and OE 690 plus two additional engineering courses from the above list to complete the minor.
Students wishing to take the ocean engineering minor should indicate their interest to the ocean engineering minor adviser, Kenneth C. Baldwin, Kenneth.Baldwin@unh.edu, (603) 862-1898, Chase Ocean Engineering Laboratory, no later than the beginning of the junior year. During the final semester, students must apply to the dean to have the minor shown on their transcript.
The minor in oceanography is available to all students in the University interested in obtaining a broad background in oceanography and is offered through the Department of Earth Sciences. The minor consists of a minimum of five courses with grades of C (2.0) or better and no pass/fail courses. No more than 8 major requirement credits may be used. All courses in the program are selected in consultation with the oceanography minor adviser, James Pringle, (603) 862-5000. Students should contact him to complete an Intent to Minor form no later than their junior year. Forms can be picked up in the Earth Sciences departmental office, 214 James Hall.
Required courses include 1) ESCI 501, Introduction to Oceanography; 2) two of the following courses: ESCI 750, Biological Oceanography; ESCI 752, Chemical Oceanography; ESCI 758, Introductory Physical Oceanography; or ESCI 759, Geological Oceanography; 3) any two of the following courses, or a suitable substitute approved by the minor adviser (at least one of these courses should be in the biological sciences): PBIO 625, 722; CIE 757; ENE 747, 753; ESCI 653, 658, 754, 756, 760, 770, 771; MICR 707; OE 690, 710, 753, 754, 757, 785; EREC 611; TECH 797; ZOOL 503, 560, 674, 720, 725, 730, 751, 753, 772, 775; or ZOOL/ESCI/750.
During the final semester, students should apply to the dean to have the minor shown on their transcript.
Shoals Marine Laboratory
The Shoals Marine Laboratory (SML), operated jointly by UNH and Cornell University, is located on Appledore Island seven miles off the coast of New Hampshire. SML focuses on undergraduate education in marine biology and related subjects.
Island teaching and research facilities support intense, hands-on college credit courses and internships ranging from field marine biology to underwater research, conservation, and marine vertebrates. Many classes fulfill UNH major requirements. The island campus includes labs with flow-through seawater, lecture space, dorms, dining hall, library, and a dive locker. The island's "green grid" incorporates a wind turbine and solar panels, making it a site for sustainable engineering projects as well as field studies in marine ecology, migratory bird and seabird banding, animal behavior, marine mammal surveys, and other areas.
UNH students have unique opportunities for dedicated UNH fellowships at SML and for application of SML courses to their degree requirements. SML courses may be taken for Honors credit by UNH students with permission.
Shoals also hosts UNH's unique "Marine Immersion" course for incoming freshmen interested in marine biology.
UNH has maintained an active research diving program for the past 36 years to provide assistance for faculty, staff, and students with both instruction and support for research diving, allowing many certified student divers to participate in University-sponsored underwater research projects. Today the UNH Diving Program consists of two areas: the academic portion where students, faculty, and staff may enroll in courses for academic credit (through the Department of Kinesiology), and the research portion, which supports faculty and student divers in University-sponsored underwater projects.
For further information about the UNH Diving Program as well as the offered workshops in rescue diving and diving accident management, contact Liz Kintzing (firstname.lastname@example.org), diving program officer, through the Diving Program Office at (603) 862-3896.
There are many opportunities for undergraduates to participate in marine research under the supervision of UNH faculty.
The University has a Sea Grant College Program that supports research, teaching, and service projects through numerous partnerships with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Marine research projects are also supported through the National Science Foundation, the Environmental Protection Agency, the Office of Naval Research, and other state and federal agencies, foundations and private donors.
Extensive research, interdisciplinary academic programs, and the extraordinary variety of marine environments and facilities allow students to observe and learn about the frontiers of science and technology being explored in the ocean. For further information about marine opportunities, contact the Marine Program Office in the Jere A. Chase Ocean Engineering Laboratory or through the Marine Program website at marine.unh.edu.
Professor: Kenneth C. Baldwin, Barbaros Celikkol, Larry A. Mayer, M. Robinson Swift, Igor I. Tsukrov, Colin Ware
Research Professor: James Irish, Yuri Rzhanov
Affiliate Professor: Andrew Armstrong, Christopher E. Parrish
Associate Professor: Allen D. Drake, Diane L. Foster
Research Associate Professor: Brian R. Calder, Thomas C. Lippmann, Larry G. Ward
Affiliate Associate Professor: David Monahan
Assistant Professor: Thomas Weber
Research Assistant Professor: Judson DeCew, Shachak Pe'eri
Affiliate Assistant Professor: John Kelley
Affiliate Research Associate Professor: Lee Alexander
Ocean Engineering Minor
The ocean engineering minor allows undergraduate engineering students to acquire a nucleus of knowledge about engineering pertaining to the ocean and the coastal zone.
To meet the University minor requirement, students must satisfactorily complete a minimum of five courses from the following list: ESCI 501, Introduction to Oceanography; OE 690, Introduction to Ocean Engineering; ESCI 752, Chemical Oceanography; ESCI 758, Introductory Physical Oceanography; ESCI 759, Geological Oceanography; OE 710, Ocean Measurements Lab; OE 744, Corrosion; OE 754, Ocean Waves and Tides; OE 756, Principles of Naval Architecture and Model Testing; OE 757, Coastal Engineering and Processes; OE 765, Underwater Acoustics; OE 771, Geodesy and Positioning for Ocean Mapping; OE 795, Special Topics in Ocean Engineering; ENE 747, Introduction to Marine Pollution and Control; and TECH 797, Undergraduate Ocean Research Program. Ordinarily, students typically take ESCI 501, TECH 797, and OE 690 plus two additional engineering courses from the above list to complete the minor.
Students wishing to take the ocean engineering minor should indicate their interest to the ocean engineering minor adviser, Kenneth C. Baldwin, (603) 862-1898, (Kenneth.Baldwin@unh.edu), Chase Ocean Engineering Laboratory, no later than the beginning of the junior year. During the final semester, students must apply to the dean to have the minor shown on their transcript.
This program of study enables students to develop critical perspectives on the ways in which cultural differentiation and racial formulations have been used to maintain social, economic, and political power and justify inequalities and injustices. Students will engage both U.S. and international perspectives and contexts as they examine how dominant powers use “culture” to maintain subordination and how subordinated peoples use “culture” to resist exploitation.
Students pursuing completion of the program will enroll in an interdisciplinary introductory course (INCO 450, Introduction to Race, Culture, and Power), which examines “race” through multiple lenses and explores how constructions of racial difference underpin and impact the organization of societal institutions, programs, and cultural norms around the U.S. and the world.
The Race, Culture, and Power minor consists of five courses. To complete a minor, students are required to enroll in INCO 450, the introductory course, and they must enroll in at least one approved elective at the 600/700 level. Students must earn a C- or better in each course, and must maintain a 2.0 grade-point average in courses taken for the minor.
Electives are approved by the coordinator and announced each semester in the Time and Room Schedule. Ordinarily, no more than two electives may be taken from the same academic department. A relevant internship may be substituted for one of the electives. Students should consult with the minor coordinator before registration. For further information, please contact Jessica Fish, Huddleston Hall room 322, (603) 862-0939, email@example.com. Or visit www.unh.edu/rcp for course listings and program details.
Under special circumstances, students may design their own majors. This option is offered for highly motivated and self-disciplined students who seek a course of study that is not available through existing programs at the University. It allows students, with the close supervision of faculty members, to cross department and college lines and to create educational experiences on and off campus as part of individual programs of study.
Student-designed majors are administered by a committee of elected faculty that operates through the Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs. Students who want to design their own majors are expected to give the committee evidence of careful thought and planning in a proposal submitted on or before October 15 during the student’s junior year. Spring submissions are due on or before February 25. The committee will convene soon after the deadline to review the proposals.
Submissions after this deadline are strongly discouraged, but if an application is late for reasons beyond the student’s control, the committee may review the application on a case-by-case basis.
Proposal guidelines are available in the Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs and on the Academic Affairs website, www.unh.edu/academic-affairs/student-designed-major-sdm. Click on "Academic Enrichment."
War is the scourge of humankind. Tribes, cities, and nations have gone to war against each other for as long as we have records; only here and there, among some small “precivilized” groups, has war been absent or strictly controlled. For as long as we have records, too, we find thoughtful people crying out against war and pleading for peace, arguing for principles to govern war’s conduct and laboring to mitigate war’s effects, imagining a world where war is abolished, and taking steps to bring that world about. As the scale of war has grown to a size now great enough to devastate the entire globe in a single conflict, more and more people have devoted themselves to preventing war and finding acceptable substitutes. In the nuclear era, age-old moral and religious discussion has joined with historical study and practical, even technical, research to produce a set of related disciplines sometimes called “war and peace studies.”
To meet the requirements for the war and peace studies minor, students must complete two core courses (8 credits) and 12 credits of elective courses with a grade of C- or better. Ordinarily, no two electives (or no more than 4 credits) may be taken from the same academic department. No elective may count for both a student’s major and the war and peace minor. A relevant internship may be substituted for one of the electives. As they are announced, other relevant courses may be added to the list of acceptable electives. Students may request others not so listed. Courses carrying fewer than four credits will be counted as partial satisfaction of an elective requirement. If a good case can be made for it, a departure from any of these rules may be approved by the adviser for the minor and the coordinator.
All students will be assigned an adviser from the membership of the Committee on War and Peace Studies, ordinarily one not in the student’s major department. The adviser will assist students in constructing a coherent program that suits their particular interests.
The core courses are INCO 401, War, and INCO 402, Peace. Occasionally, a new core course may be included.
Departmental elective courses will include courses such as these
AERO 681, National Security Forces in Contemporary American Society (3 cr.)
CMN 456, Propaganda and Persuasion
HIST 617, Vietnam War
HIST 537, Espionage and History
NR 435, Contemporary Conservation Issues and Environmental Awareness
POLT 562, Strategy and National Security Policy
POLT 778, International Organization
SOC 780, Social Conflict
Special offerings that may serve as electives
ANTH 797, Advanced Topics in Anthropology (e.g., War and Complex Society)
ECON 698, Topics in Economics (e.g., Economics of War and Peace)
ENGL 595, Literary Topics; ENGL 693, 694, Special Topics in Literature; ENGL 797, 798, Special Studies in Literature (e.g., Literature of World War I, Literature of the Vietnam War)
HIST 600, Advanced Explorations (e.g., Comparative Revolutions)
HUMA 730, Special Studies (e.g., Nonviolence, Thinking about War and Peace)
INCO 404P, Honors: Introductory Seminar (e.g., Understanding War)
POLT 660, Special Topics in International Politics (e.g., Arms Control and Disarmament)
For more information, contact Michael Ferber, Department of English, (603) 862-3973.
Many graduates of UNH attend law school. The faculty and staff advisers of the Prelaw Advising Committee work closely with students and alumni to identify interests and explore opportunities within legal education. The committee helps students undertake the best possible preparation for legal education while also bringing the excitement of law to UNH students. The committee achieves this goal through careful consideration of the American Bar Association’s (ABA) statement on preparation for legal education (found on the web at http://www.abanet.org/legaled/prelaw/prep.html).
In that statement, the ABA explains why no single major or course is required or recommended for students wishing to explore or prepare for legal study. The ABA does, however, describe certain skills and values that are essential to success in law school and to life as a lawyer. These include analytic and problem solving skills, critical reading abilities, writing skills, oral communication and listening abilities, general research skills, task organization and management skills, and the values of serving others and promoting justice.
Prelaw Advising implements the ABA statement by working with student interests and strengths to select UNH courses, internships, and experiences that will develop those skills and values. Programmatically, the committee provides a prelaw resource library, visits to local law schools, and sponsors discussions with law school students, admission and financial aid representatives, and with members of the legal community. The committee also provides support for LSAT preparation, law school search, writing personal statements, and the application and selection processes.
Interested students should register with the committee by contacting the Prelaw Advising Office, 106 Hood House, at (603) 862-2064. Additional information is available at www.unh.edu/prelaw-advising/.
The Preprofessional Health Programs Advising Office in Hood House provides advising for all students preparing for postgraduate careers in medicine, dentistry, optometry, chiropractic, podiatry, physical therapy, pharmacy, and physician assistant programs. There is no premedical or predental major at UNH. A student’s major is not considered in the application process and students from majors in all five UNH colleges have been admitted to postgraduate health professional programs. Though premedical/predental is not a major, interested students are expected to register with the Preprofessional Health Programs Advising Office in Hood House as soon as possible so as to be kept informed of important events, opportunities, and deadlines regarding preparation for application.
A premedical/predental program at UNH consists of the following:
1. Taking the prerequisite courses for admission to a health professional program. Medical and dental schools generally require biology, physics, general chemistry, and organic chemistry—all two semesters each with laboratory. A semester of biochemistry is also required. A year of English is required, as is one year of math including one semester each of calculus and statistics. Prerequisite courses can be taken as part of a student’s major curriculum, as part of the Discovery Program requirements, or as electives.
2. Gaining volunteer/health care experience. Applicants to health professional programs will be expected to demonstrate a sustained involvement in volunteer and community service. A significant portion of this experience must take place in a health professional setting and include direct patient contact. Most students gain this experience by volunteering at a hospital, though volunteer opportunities are available in a wide range of settings, including nursing homes and community clinics.
3. Preparing for the requisite entrance exam. Students applying to medical school are required to take the MCAT exam. Students applying to dental programs are required to take the DAT, and applicants to optometry programs take the OAT. The MCAT, DAT, and OAT are standardized, comprehensive exams that test students’ knowledge of biological and physical sciences as well as verbal reasoning and writing skills. Exams are usually taken by students no earlier than the spring of their junior year and should be taken only if the student has completed or is within a month of completing prerequisite coursework. Students applying for physician assistant and physical therapy programs may be required to take the GRE, a more general exam similar to the SAT in structure and content.
The Preprofessional Health Programs Advising Office works with the Premedical/Predental Advisory Committee—a body of 10-12 UNH faculty members with interest and/or experience in medical/dental education—to provide students with comprehensive, confidential evaluation services at the time of application. An orientation meeting is held each fall to outline the application process and establish timetables/deadlines. Students should note that the medical and dental school application process begins a full two years before matriculation; e.g., in the fall of a student’s junior year if they wish acceptance following graduation. However, a delay of a year or more between graduation and admission is neither unusual nor detrimental, and in many cases, students can use this time to improve their credentials by taking additional courses and/or gaining exposure to the profession.
It is important that students understand that in order to gain admission to a health professional program they must not only satisfy the prerequisite requirements, they must satisfy these requirements at a high level of achievement. The Preprofessional Health Programs Advising Office can provide students with information on competitive grade-point average and entrance exam scores for each of the postgraduate health professional programs.
The Preprofessional Health Programs Advising Office is located in Hood House and can be contacted by phone at (603) 862-2064 or by e-mail at Premed.Advising@unh.edu. The office also has a website at www.unh.edu/premed-advising.
Under the Student Exchange Program of the New Hampshire College and University Council (NHCUC), UNH, students may be eligible to enroll for one course per semester, one semester of courses, or a full year of coursework at a member school on a space-available basis. The NHCUC exchange allows matriculated undergraduates to use educational resources that are not available at the home campus and are considered appropriate for their degree programs. This exchange will be used only when academic reasons or other special circumstances warrant it. Approval of the UNH academic adviser and college dean is required, and students must meet all UNH Study Away eligibility standards. Schools in the NHCUC consortium include Colby-Sawyer College, Franklin Pierce University, New England College, Southern New Hampshire University, Rivier College, Saint Anselm College, UNH Durham, UNH Manchester, Keene State College, and Plymouth State University. Students will remain as degree candidates and continue to pay normal UNH tuition and fees, but must make their own room and board arrangements if they plan to spend a full semester at another consortium school. For more information and application forms, students should contact the National Student Exchange Office, Hood House, (603) 862-2064.
The University offers many opportunities for exchange study with other institutions within the U.S. The National Student Exchange program provides an educational experience in a different environment, within North America. It is hoped that students will develop new ways of viewing the country and expand their knowledge of our complex society.
Through the National Student Exchange (NSE), UNH students can study at one of more than 180 colleges and universities throughout the United States, U.S. territories (Guam, Puerto Rico, and U.S. Virgin Islands), and Canada. Several historically black colleges and universities are exchange members, and several are members of the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities. In addition, a one-semester or full-year exchange program is available with the University of California, Santa Cruz.
To qualify for exchange study, students must be full-time undergraduate degree candidates in good standing, with at least a 2.5 grade-point average, have earned at least 32 credits (16 of which must be from UNH at the baccalaureate level), have declared a major, receive permission from their college dean and academic adviser, and receive permission from the UNH NSE coordinator.
Students in exchange programs are expected to return to UNH to complete their studies. Participation in an exchange program does not disrupt the continuity of a student’s educational process. Exchange program participants continue to maintain their status as UNH students, even while temporarily located at another university. Students do not have to withdraw from UNH and later be readmitted. Maintaining UNH student status also facilitates reentry into classes, on-campus housing, and many other dimensions of University life.
Interested students should contact the National Student Exchange office in Hood House, (603) 862-2064, or visit www.unh.edu/nse.
In order to provide students at the New England land-grant universities with expanded access to unique programs and faculty expertise, the institutions have agreed to encourage student exchanges of one, but not more than two, semesters. To qualify, students must identify a course or combination of courses related to their area of academic interest and not available on their home campus, be degree candidates in good standing with at least a 2.5 grade-point average, be at least first-semester sophomores, and receive permission from the appropriate university exchange authorities at both the home and host institutions. Interested students should contact the National Student Exchange Office, Hood House, (603) 862-2064.
Matriculated students at the University of New Hampshire and the University of New Hampshire at Manchester may take UNH courses at either campus. Students must have permission from their academic advisers to cross register for the fall and spring semesters. Students may register at either Registration Office for the courses on a space-available basis during cross registration periods. For more information, students should contact Donna Reed, associate registrar, Stoke Hall, Durham or Doreen Palmer, associate registrar, UNH Manchester, 400 Commercial Street.
Study Abroad Programs
The University offers opportunities for full-time degree candidates meeting eligibility criteria to study abroad in many foreign institutions. UNH-managed and exchange programs are described in this section. Students may study abroad in other locations through UNH-approved programs by using the intercollegiate option (INCO). All students who study abroad pay a study abroad or exchange fee. For information on study abroad programs, students should contact the Center for International Education or the department identified in the UNH-managed program descriptions.
Study Abroad Eligibility
Students enrolled in UNH baccalaureate degree programs may participate in approved study abroad programs provided they meet the following eligibility criteria at the time of application:
- must be in good standing with the student conduct system;
- must have earned at least 32 credit hours, at least 12 of which must have been earned at the University of New Hampshire at the baccalaureate level;
- must have a minimum of 2.5 cumulative grade point average at the time of application to and at the time of departure for the study abroad program. Study abroad programs provided by UNH or other approved institutions may have higher minimum GPA requirements;
- must have a declared major.
Transfer students, including transfer students from the Thompson School of Applied Science (TSAS), are not eligible to study abroad during the first semester of their baccalaureate program at UNH.
Students enrolled in the degree programs of the Thompson School of Applied Science may participate in approved study abroad programs appropriate for two-year degree candidates. TSAS students must meet the following eligibility criteria:
- must have earned 32 credits, at least 12 of which must have been earned at the University of New Hampshire at the associate degree level;
- must have a minimum 2.5 cumulative grade point average at the time of application to and at the time of departure for the study abroad program. Study abroad programs provided by UNH or other approved institutions may have higher minimum GPA requirements.
The UNH Archaeological Field School in Belize
Offered in the summer, the UNH Archaeological Field School in Belize is a four-week program where students excavate ancient Maya sites and are trained in archaeological field and lab techniques. Students register for ANTH 675 and earn 8 credit hours. Assisted by program staff, each student chooses a topic of original field research to focus on (e.g., analyses of a particular artifact class, architecture, excavation, or survey results from the project). The program is directed by Eleanor Harrison-Buck, assistant professor of anthropology, who has worked on archaeological projects in Belize and Guatemala since 1992. The program is administered by the COLA Center for Study Abroad, and the faculty director is Eleanor Harrison-Buck. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org, (603) 862-3962, 116 Murkland Hall, or visit www.unh.edu/anthropology/belize.
Archaeological Survey and Mapping in Belize
A January-term course, Archaeological Survey and Mapping in Belize (ANTH 674), offers students hands-on training in survey and mapping techniques, as well as digital cartography using ArcGIS mapping software. This program is also administered by the COLA Center for Study Abroad and directed by Eleanor Harrison-Buck. For more information, contact email@example.com, (603) 862-3962, 116 Murkland Hall, or visit www.unh.edu/anthropology/belize..
New Hampshire Teacher Program
EDUC 880/780, Belize: Education, Culture, and Nature, is open to graduate students in education, upper-level education majors, and professional teachers earning continuing education credits. The 4-graduate credit class is offered in the spring semester. Participants will attend pretrip workshops (November – February) to learn about the educational, geographical, historical, and cultural background of Belize and design a project to integrate their personal interests and objectives with in-country activities. During February vacation, participants will spend 8–11 days in Belize. Contact Michael Middleton at firstname.lastname@example.org, or Sheila Adams at email@example.com.
National Student Exchange
Students may spend one or two semesters at one of ten campuses in Canada, through the National Student Exchange (NSE) program. While having the opportunity to learn in a Canadian environment, participants maintain their status as UNH students, pay UNH tuition, and will be able to graduate from UNH on schedule. The exchange is open to students from all UNH majors. Participants must provide proof of proficiency in French for Francophile campuses in Quebec. Interested students should contact Paula DiNardo, National Student Exchange Office, 106 Hood House, (603) 862-3485, or visit www.unh.edu/nse.
This summer short-study program (just under 3 weeks long) includes travel and intensive Chinese language study at both the beginner and advanced levels at Chengdu University in China. The city of Chengdu is the economic hub for China’s southwest. It is also the hometown for the giant Pandas. Forbes Magazine recently ranked the city of Chengdu as the No.1 city with the greatest potential. Students also visit the cities of Beijing and Xian. The program typically runs in late May and early June. It is open to all students; however, space is limited. The program is administered through the COLA Center for Study Abroad, and the faculty director is Yige Wang. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org, (603) 862-3962, 116 Murkland Hall, or visit www.unh.edu/confucius/study-abroad.
Chengdu Exchange Program
Chengdu University in Chengdu, Sichuan Province, China, is UNH’s partner in the Confucius Institute, a non-profit educational institution housed in the College of Liberal Arts that offers a full curriculum in Chinese language and culture. Out of this partnership grew an undergraduate exchange program in which UNH students have the opportunity to study Chinese language and culture in an immersive setting at Chengdu University. Located in the Shiling Historical and Cultural Scenic Area, the large, gated campus is beautifully landscaped with gardens, ponds, and tree-lined passages with easy access to downtown Chengdu. For more information, contact the Center for International Education, Hood House, (603) 862-2398, e-mail email@example.com, or visit www.unh.edu/cie.
Costa Rica Program
A three-week study abroad program offered during January term, the Costa Rica program is centered around the UNH 4-credit course, The Politics of Costa Rica, POLT 543. The program is designed to explore the many facets of Costa Rican exceptionalism. Under the direct onsite supervision of a UNH faculty member, students will combine the study of Costa Rican politics with field research in Costa Rica. Classes are held at the Universidad Latina de Costa Rica in San Jose. The program is administered by the COLA Center for Study Abroad, and the faculty director is Mary Malone. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org, (603) 862-3962, 116 Murkland Hall, or visit www.unh.edu/political-science/costarica.
San Joaquin de Flores Program
This six-week summer immersion program offers a variety of courses in language and culture taught by professors from the University of Costa Rica and the National University. The program combines two Spanish courses, cultural field trips, and weekend trips. Classes meet daily Monday through Friday. Students live with Costa Rican families. Upon the completion of the program, students earn the equivalent of up to 8 credit hours. The program is administered by the COLA Center for Study Abroad, and the faculty director is Lina Lee. For more information, contact email@example.com, (603) 862-3962, 116 Murkland Hall, or visit www.unh.edu/languages/costarica.
Sustainable Development in Costa Rica (IA 555)
Offered in the summer, this 10-credit immersion program enables international affairs students as well as those in ALL disciplines to spend eight weeks in Costa Rica. Students will register for IA 555; take three courses: Sustainable Human Development, Spanish language, and a hands-on community service learning course; live with a host family; and spend 2 nights at innovative Earth University. Courses will satisfy IA electives, IA foreign experience, and/or foreign language requirements. They also will satisfy the World Culture Discovery category and the ETS Discovery category. Interested students should contact Catherine D'Auteuil, Center for International Education, 223 Hood House, Catherine.DAuteuil@unh.edu, (603) 862-2366, or visit http://unh.edu/cie/studyabroad/costa-rica.html
Perspectives on the Business Environment in the Dominican Republic (MKTG 598/MKTG 798)
Offered in January term, MKTG 598/MKTG 798, Perspectives on the Business Environment in the Dominican Republic is a 4-credit course open to UNH students who have taken either MKTG 550 or ADMN 585. Students will participate in a 13-day visit to Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic, one of the commercial hubs of the Caribbean. The course will include two pretrip classes held in the fall, in which the students will learn about the business culture of the country, as well as a brief introduction to its history and current demographics. The group will travel to Santo Domingo where four hours of each weekday (32 contact hours) will be devoted to meeting with business owners and managers from a variety of industries who will discuss business practices. Upon return to Durham, a final three-hour class will be held in the spring semester to wrap up, assess the learning outcomes, and conclude the experience. Contact Audrey Ashton-Savage, the instructor for this course, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Social Action in the Dominican Republic (SW 897/797)
SW 897/797, Social Action in the Dominican Republic, is a 3-graduate credit or 4-undergraduate credit course in which students will examine the issues of race, culture, and social justice in the Dominican Republic through the mediums of service work alongside Dominican hosts, lectures, discussions, and assignments during UNH’s spring break. This course is open to students from a variety of disciplines, both graduate and undergraduate, who have an interest or experience in the subject matter. Contact Matthew Toms, course instructor, at email@example.com.
For six weeks each summer, students from across the United States have the opportunity to participate in the UNH Cambridge Summer Program held at Cambridge University in England. Program participants choose from courses in literature, writing, history, and humanities, taught by faculty from Cambridge University and UNH. Students live and study at Gonville and Caius College, one of the oldest colleges at Cambridge University, and travel on excursions throughout the UK. The program is open to students who have successfully completed at least one year of college. Participation fulfills UNH’s Discovery Program requirement in World Cultures. The program is administered by the COLA Center for Study Abroad, and the faculty directors are Michael Ferber (summer 2013) and Brigitte Bailey (summer 2014). For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org, (603) 862-3962, 116 Murkland Hall, or visit www.unh.edu/cambridge.
Lancaster Exchange Program
Lancaster University is a comprehensive university similar to UNH in size, setting, and program offerings. The program allows students to spend a semester or a year in Lancaster while still making normal progress toward their UNH degree. Lancaster enjoys a diverse campus and is centrally located for travel to Scotland, Wales, Ireland, and London. Contact the Center for International Education, Hood House, (603) 862-2398, e-mail email@example.com, or visit www.unh.edu/cie.
The London Program offers students the chance to spend either the fall or spring semester at Regent’s College in the heart of London, choosing from courses in British studies, the arts, humanities, and a wide range of other basic subjects. Taught by British and American faculty members, many of the courses are specifically concerned with British studies or have a special British emphasis. The program allows students to spend a semester or year in London while still making normal progress toward their U.S. degrees. The program is administered by the COLA Center for Study Abroad, and the faculty director is Doug Lanier. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org, (603) 862-3962, 116 Murkland Hall, or visit www.unh.edu/london.
The London Experience
A wonderful opportunity to learn about one of the greatest cities in the world. Travel to the United Kingdom for nine nights/ten days during the January term. See the many amazing historical and cultural sights and take in some of the best theatre in the English-speaking world. A side trip to either Stratford upon Avon or Bath is also part of the itinerary. This two-credit course offers insight into the politics, society and culture of London and the United Kingdom as you walk, tube, and double-decker bus your way through 2000 years of history. This program is administered by the COLA Center for Study Abroad, and the faculty director is David Kaye. For more information, contact email@example.com, (603) 862-3962, 116 Murkland Hall, or visit www.unh.edu/theatre-dance/london. (Please note that because the London Experience is a two-credit class, the course does not fulfill the UNH Foreign Culture or Fine and Performing Arts Discovery requirements.)
EcoGastronomy International Experience
All students who declare the dual major in EcoGastronomy spend a full semester abroad, most likely during their junior year. The University of Gastronomic Sciences (UNISG) in Pollenzo, Italy, serves as the initial site for the international experience. The objective of the UNISG is: “…to create an international research and training center, working to renew farming methods, protect biodiversity, and maintain an organic relationship between gastronomy and agricultural science.”
Starting in the 2012 academic year, students will study in Ascoli Piceno, Italy (Fall semester) or Dijon, France (Spring semester).
Dual majors will complete at least 12 credits of upper level core courses such as history of cuisine and gastronomy, history of food, aesthetics, food law, food technology processes, cross-cultural comparisons and language.
Study Abroad: Comparative Social Welfare Systems (SW 785)
Students studying abroad on SW 785, Study Abroad: Comparative Social Welfare Systems, examine the historical development of social welfare in another country, including an analysis of the underlying values and attitudes that direct practice and policy decisions. This 4-credit class includes agency site visits, lectures, themed readings, and visits to important cultural sites. Prerequisites are SW 424 and SW 525. Previous programs have visited England, Scotland, and Latvia.
The UNH Manchester European Art History Tours(s) (UMST 599)
UMST 599 is a 4-credit one-week study-tour course(s) in Europe, conducted annually during spring break and summer by UNHM art-historian Dr. Andrew Laurie Stangel. Each European Art History Tour highlights a capital city, or an area, particularly rich in history, art, and culture and provides participants the opportunity to experience first-hand a close and personal look at many of the cultural treasures—paintings, sculpture, and architecture—which form an integral part of the European historical experience. This course will apply to your degree as general elective credit. Contact Dr. Andrew Laurie Stangel, study-tour leader/instructor, at firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit http://manchester.unh.edu/student/studyaway/art-history-study-tours.
The Dijon Program offers students the chance to spend their junior year, a spring semester, or a summer at the University of Burgundy in Dijon, France. Students generally live with French families in the heart of this historic city and take classes at the university with French students. Credit for all work completed successfully will be automatically transferred to UNH. The academic year, spring, and summer programs are open to those French majors who have completed FREN 631-632 and FREN 651-652 or equivalent, and to French minors who have completed FREN 631-632 and FREN 651 or 652 or equivalent. The summer program is only open to French double majors who cannot spend a semester abroad for documented reasons. The program is administered by the COLA Center for Study Abroad, and the faculty director is Claire Malarte-Feldman. For more information, contact email@example.com, (603) 862-3962, 116 Murkland Hall, or visit www.unh.edu/dijon.
Students may study for a semester or a full year through any approved American study abroad program or, in special cases, by applying directly to universities in Germany, Austria, or Switzerland. Many programs require a minimum grade-point average of 3.0 and a B average in the major. Programs vary greatly in academic focus, size, language of instruction, living arrangements, services, and extra-curricular programming provided, and cost. Study abroad goals and requirements should be discussed with a German adviser as early as freshman year. Program and application materials may be obtained through the Center for International Education in Hood House. For credit in the German major or minor, the program must be conducted in German. After consultation with the major adviser and the study abroad adviser to establish possible UNH course equivalents and fulfillment of major and/or Discovery Program requirements, students submit a planning form indicating the planned course of study abroad. To ensure proper credit transfer, especially if seeking to transfer credits directly from a university abroad without benefit of an American program, students should keep syllabi, course descriptions, and all written work. Students planning study at a university in Germany, Austria, or Switzerland should note major differences in academic calendar (winter semester October-February, summer session April-July), which may be shortened by the American sponsor university to accommodate U.S. academic calendars.
The Berlin Summer Program offers students the chance to spend five weeks in Berlin, Germany. Students earn 4 or 8 credits through German 586, designed to give students an immersion experience in the German language and culture. Students will receive eighty hours of intensive language instruction at the appropriate level (elementary, intermediate, or advanced) at the BSI Private Language School in central Berlin. No prior German language study is required. On designated weekday afternoons, students will gather for cultural excursions and discussions with the on-site UNH faculty member. Students enrolling for 4 credits can receive the UNH German Program language course equivalent of one semester of language study. Students enrolling for 8 credits will receive the UNH German Program language course equivalent of one semester of language study as well as engage in additional UNH faculty-guided cultural study, fulfilling German 525 (Discovery World Cultures) or other pre-approved courses. Students may fulfill the bachelor of arts language requirement by taking the equivalent of Intermediate German at the BSI Language School or by taking the equivalent of the first semester of Elementary German with the Program and then independently continuing language instruction at the BSI for one month beyond the Program study period, for a total of 8 weeks. Required pretravel meetings at UNH will prepare students for the Berlin experience. In line with UNH’s goals to educate students to become global citizens, this immersion experience will give students insight into what it means to experience a different culture and language. The Program is administered by the COLA Center for Study Abroad, and the faculty director is Mary Rhiel. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org, (603) 862-3962, 116 Murkland Hall, or visit www.unh.edu/languages/berlin.
Intensive Language Courses through the Goethe Institut
Students needing to advance rapidly in proficiency beginning at any level and at any time of year may enroll at a Goethe Institut center in Germany for courses ranging from eight to 16 weeks and receive UNH equivalent credit depending on level of exam passed upon completion of course. UNH faculty contact person is Mary Rhiel, (603) 862-0063, or the Center for International Education, (603) 862-2398, or email@example.com.
Students who have completed GERM 504 or equivalent may apply for a 4-8 credit internship placement in a German-speaking firm or organization. The internship does not alone fulfill the study abroad requirement for the major, but may count toward the minor and may be coupled with academic course work through UNH or any study abroad program to fulfill the major study abroad requirement. The faculty contact person is Mary Rhiel, (603) 862-0063.
The Ghana Program is a spring semester program at the University of Ghana, one of West Africa’s most prestigious universities. With more than 30,000 students at its campus in Legon, a suburb of Accra, Ghana’s capital city, the University of Ghana offers students a broad range of exciting educational and cultural opportunities. Politically stable, safe, and with English as its official language, Ghana provides an excellent vantage point for experiencing sub-Saharan Africa and for a rich and deep study-abroad experience. All courses are taught by University of Ghana faculty in English, and courses are available in a very wide range of fields. The program is administered by the COLA Center for Study Abroad, and the faculty director is Burt Feintuch. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org, (603) 862-3962, 116 Murkland Hall, or visit www.unh.edu/ghana.
Global Health in Ghana (N794)
Offered during January term, N794, Special Topics: Global Health in Ghana, is a 2-credit course that provides for an immersion, active learning experience in the Ghanaian health care system focusing on the challenges of rural care in the context of a rapidly developing country. This short-term study abroad course aims to immerse students in the culture and health care system of Ghana, offering an experiential learning opportunity to meet the course objectives. Contact Gene Harkless, chair of Nursing, at email@example.com.
McNair Abroad Ghana
McNair participants will conduct undergraduate research in the summer, investigating some aspect of challenges in the developing nation of Ghana. Students will enroll in one course as part of the McNair Abroad venture: INCO 740, McNair Research Abroad (6 cr). The course will center on the execution of a comprehensive research project, the cultural elements entailed in conducting research in a foreign country, and the overall undergraduate research experience. In addition, students will be asked to identify and explore a particular aspect of the nation’s customs and traditions. This research component is open to students not enrolled in the McNair Program, but permission is required. For more information on the program visit http://www.unh.edu/mcnair/abroad.html, or contact Antonio Henley, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Justice Studies Budapest Program
The Justice Studies Budapest Program, offered in the fall, is designed to introduce students to a broader appreciation of the cross-cultural perspective in justice studies. Each fall, twelve UNH students spend the semester in residence at the Corvinus University of Budapest in Hungary. Hungary offers students an opportunity to witness first-hand the evolution of a criminal justice system within a context of significant cultural, political, economic, and social change with a member of the justice studies faculty. Situated along the Danube in one of central Europe’s oldest cities, Corvinus offers a unique educational experience to students interested in the study of criminology, law, and society, and the administration of justice. Under the supervision of a UNH faculty member also in residence, students carry a four-course load, two of which are taught by the UNH faculty member. All courses are taught in English.
Eligible students must hold sophomore standing, have completed either SOC 515 or POLT 507, and one other course in the justice studies curriculum. Participating students will meet several times during the spring semester prior to the study abroad semester to prepare for the program. The program is administered by the COLA Center for Study Abroad, and the faculty director is Charles Putnam. For more information, contact email@example.com, (603) 862-3962, 116 Murkland Hall, or visit www.unh.edu/budapest.
Humanities Budapest Program
The Humanities Budapest Program, offered in the spring, is available to any undergraduate at UNH interested in living and studying in the historically rich city of Budapest. The program is designed to provide undergraduates with an intensive study abroad experience focusing on modern Hungarian and Central European history and culture. Students will earn 16 credits in courses taught by Hungarian and University of New Hampshire faculty, and through field trips to cultural sites in and around Budapest as well as other Central European cities. Courses fulfill various General Education and Discovery Program requirements. Students will be introduced to Hungary’s rich history and culture and to some of the most significant developments of the 20th and early 21st centuries, including the rise and fall of Soviet domination of Central Europe, revolution and democratizing in Hungary, and the significance of Hungary’s membership in the European Union. All courses are taught in English.
Students will meet several times prior to the Budapest Spring Semester to prepare for living and studying in Budapest and will meet on returning from the semester to reflect on their study abroad experience. The program is administered by the COLA Center for Study Abroad, and the faculty director is Stephen Trzaskoma. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org, (603) 862-3962, 116 Murkland Hall, or visit www.unh.edu/humanities-program/budapest.
Engineering and Physical Sciences Exchange Program in Budapest
The UNH/Budapest Academic Exchange program offers engineering and physical sciences students a rare opportunity to study abroad during their junior year for about the same price as a semester at UNH. Lost time toward graduation is avoided by offering courses juniors would normally study in their fall semester and assuring that credits are fully transferable. Courses at the Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BME) are taught in English. For more information, contact Caitlin Baldwin, CEPS Dean’s Office Academic Counselor, (603) 862-1783, Caitlin.Baldwin@unh.edu. You may also visit the CEPS study abroad website at http://www.ceps.unh.edu/study-abroad.
PAUL in Budapest
The Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics (PAUL) has partnered with the Corvinus University of Budapest to offer students a unique opportunity to live and study in Budapest. This partnership allows PAUL students to take courses at Corvinus in the fall semester that directly transfer into the core of the Business Administration or Economics degrees and into most business options. This ensures that students can study abroad and graduate on time. Moreover, Budapest is developing into a commercial and financial center for many U.S. companies; its importance for the U.S. economy is growing rapidly.
Students travel to Budapest in the third week of August. A PAUL faculty member meets students in Budapest and sets them up in apartments in the city that are close to the University. The school works to make the transition to life in a foreign culture as simple and easy as possible. Additionally, the program offers three major excursions to differing parts of Hungary and to Krakow, Poland and the Auschwitz concentration camps. For more information, visit the program's website at http://paulcollege.unh.edu/study-abroad-budapest.
Integration of Culture and Agriculture in Ireland: Past, Present, and Future (ANSC 510)
What was the worst natural disaster in 19th century Europe? What characterizes Ireland's agriculture in the 21st century? In this interdisciplinary course, students examine the cultural, historical, political, economical, and religious influences on Ireland's agriculture. The crowning experience of the course is a 10-day study abroad program in May. Students will immerse themselves in local Irish history and culture as they tour working agricultural farms and significant landmarks. This is a 4-credit writing-intensive course and meets the World Culture (WC) Discovery requirement.
Study Abroad in Athletic Training
Offered in the fall semester for athletic training majors, students on the Study Abroad in Athletic Training (KIN 690) program will take sport rehabilitation and athletic therapy courses at the Institute of Technology Carlow in Carlow, Ireland. Students will be able to learn and experience athletic training as it is practiced in the Republic of Ireland, as well as learn about Irish culture and society. UNH Students participating in this program will greatly enhance their manual therapy knowledge and skills and learn the holistic approach to medicine learned and practiced by non-U.S. athletic trainers/physiotherapists. Interested student should contact Daniel Sedory, Dan.Sedory@unh.edu, (603) 862-1831.
Students may participate in the UNH-in-Italy Program in the medieval city of Ascoli Piceno, for a semester, a year, or a summer session (see ITAL 685-686).
Academic Year Program. Students live in apartments in the heart of the city and take UNH courses, taught in English, by UNH faculty. Students with advanced language skills may take courses taught in Italian. Internships are possible. There is no language prerequisite. The program is administered by the COLA Center for Study Abroad, and the faculty director is Piero Garofalo. For further information, contact email@example.com, (603) 862-3962, 116 Murkland Hall, or visit www.unhinitaly.unh.edu.
Summer Program. UNH-in-Italy offers three different summer options. One is a 4-credit workshop in painting. The second is an 8-credit program in Italian studies. The third is an 8-credit program in nutrition and culture. Students live in apartments in the historic center of the city. For further information regarding the painting workshop, contact Scott Schnepf, Department of Art and Art History, Paul Creative Arts Center, (603) 862-2190. For further information regarding the Italian Studies program or the Nutrition and Culture program, contact Piero Garofalo, Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, Murkland Hall, (603) 862-3769, www.unhinitaly.unh.edu, or visit the College of Liberal Arts Center for Study Abroad, 116 Murkland Hall.
The Palermo Summer Program offers students the chance to spend four weeks in Palermo, Italy. Students earn 4 credits through Education 797/897, “Not the Sopranos:” Perceptions and Representations of the Mafia and Anti-Mafia in Literature, Education, Cinema, and the Law. Drawing on a range of primary sources such as works of legislation, and taking part in meetings with educators, anti-mafia activists, politicians, photojournalists, and relatives of mafia victims, students will study the emotional life of political dissent among anti-mafia activists in Sicily. Students will work closely with Addiopizzo, an organization founded in 2004 by a group of university students to extinguish the payment of the pizzo—or extortion fee. The program is administered by the COLA Center for Study Abroad, and the faculty director is Paula Salvio. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org, (603) 862-3962, 116 Murkland Hall.
The Rome Program offers students the chance to take a January term course in Rome, Italy. Students earn 4 credits through Classics 510, Building Rome. Experience the history, architecture, and art history of the ancient Romans the way they did—in Rome itself! Six days of study in the eternal city followed by two days in Pompeii and other sites will give students a sense of the majesty and miracle that was the ancient Roman empire. A five-day online component prepares students for the on-site portion so that they will be ready to soak in the monuments of the past. This course fulfills the Discovery category for Fine and Performing Arts. The program is administered by the COLA Center for Study Abroad, and the faculty director is Scott Smith. For more information, contact email@example.com, (603) 862-3962, 116 Murkland Hall, or visit www.unh.edu/languages/rome.
The UNH Manchester Florence Summer Program
The UNH Manchester Florence Summer Program enables UNH students to earn academic credit while living for six weeks in Florence, Italy, the birthplace of the Renaissance. The program is located in the beautiful and historic Rucellai Palace in central Florence, and is offered in collaboration with the Institute at Palazzo Rucellai. Students are housed in fully-furnished, centrally-located apartments, close to all of Florence’s most famous landmarks, such as the Duomo, the Ponte Vecchio, the Uffizi Gallery, and Piazza della Signoria. Students also may contact directly Professor Michael Contarino at firstname.lastname@example.org, or Professor Melinda Negron-Gonzales at email@example.com.
The Center for International Education administers an exchange program with Utrecht University, open to undergraduate and graduate students in all fields. Utrecht University is one of the top research universities in Europe, with the largest undergraduate population and the largest research budget in the Netherlands. The size, status, and international population of the university ensure that courses in all areas of study are offered in English; these include the humanities, social and behavioral studies, law, economics, governance, and geosciences. This is an especially good exchange for students wanting to combine a study abroad option with work in their majors. Contact the Center for International Education, Hood House, (603) 862-2398, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.unh.edu/cie.
University College Utrecht
An Honors exchange is available at the University College Utrecht (UCU), which is an international Liberal Arts and Sciences Honors College of Utrecht University. UCU's mission is to offer ambitious students an academic environment aimed at transforming their broad academic and social interests and their international orientation into academic excellence, intellectual independence, and world citizenship. Students have access to all academic, social, and recreational facilities that Utrecht University has to offer.
UCU specializes in undergraduate education. Students choose from courses in humanities, science, and social sciences, and they are educated in the spirit of liberal arts. Among the special characteristics are the College's small classes and individual attention.
Located in an especially lovely section of central Holland, Utrecht is the fourth largest city in the Netherlands. It has a classically old-Dutch city center with 17th century buildings, a medieval church, several high-quality museums, and terraced canals that encircle the old city. A university town since the medieval period, Utrecht has long enjoyed a vibrant student culture. Utrecht is easily navigable by foot, bicycle, and bus; the center of the Dutch rail system, it enjoys easy access to other cities in the Netherlands and Europe (Amsterdam is 35 minutes away; Paris three hours; London a day trip by plane). Interested students should contact the Center for International Education, Hood House, (603) 862-2398, or email@example.com.
UNH-EcoQuest, New Zealand
In partnership with the UNH Department of Natural Resources and the Environment, the EcoQuest Education Foundation offers an intensive program of applied field studies in ecology, resource management, and environmental policy. New Zealand offers an ideal context for multidisciplinary, field-oriented studies, with its rich cultural traditions, diverse ecosystems, expansive natural areas, and history of innovative approaches to resource management. EcoQuest students engage hands-on in New Zealand’s restoration ecology and sustainable resource management initiatives. Semester participants have the opportunity to carry out directed research projects while working closely with a faculty mentor and in association with New Zealand research partners. The rural seaside campus is located about an hour’s drive southeast of Auckland. Students travel throughout New Zealand’s North and South Islands to learn more about the unique ecosystems and local culture.
Students may choose either a four-course, 15-week fall or spring term for 16 credit hours, or a two-course, five-week summer session for eight credit hours. The UNH-EcoQuest Academic Program Coordinator is Kimberly Babbitt. Contact Donna Dowal, EcoQuest Director of Admissions, at (603) 862-2036 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
International Service Learning in Nicaragua (COMM 525)
COMM 525, International Service Learning in Nicaragua, is a 4-credit class offered in fall and spring with trips in January and June. Students will be introduced to global, social, economic, health, educational and environmental issues that affect the peoples of Nicaragua through classroom projects and activities with an organization called Compas de Nicaragua. Students experience local community life through two homestays: on farms in the coffee triangle of Masaya and in the city of Managua. The course is open to students interested in Spanish language, sociology, psychology, health and nursing, communication sciences and disorders, deaf and hard of hearing students, economics, social work, or environmental sciences. The course meets World Culture Discovery category and fulfills the Latin American Studies requirement for the Spanish/Latin American Studies minor. Contact Pamela Broido, ASL Coordinator, at email@example.com for more information.
Classical Dressage Experience in Portugal (ANSC 520)
A faculty-led short-term program, students take ANSC 520: Classical Dressage Experience in Portugal, a 2-credit class with a weekly seminar preparing students for 1 week in Portugal where they receive classical dressage training at L'Escola de Equitação de Alcainça during spring break or at the end of spring semester after exams. Contact Sarah Hamilton Rigg at (603) 862-1356, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Studying in the capital of Russia and the largest city in Europe gives students a profound image of the country, its language and culture, as well as an overview of recent and ancient history. It is an opportunity for an intensive dose of authentic Russian culture. Russian 525M is as a January term or summer study abroad program in Moscow and St. Petersburg in the Russian Federation. Prior to departure, students will work on Blackboard with readings and films. In Moscow and St. Petersburg, there will be field trip classes and special lectures, as well as 15 hours of “survival Russian” language classes. Upon return, students will complete their work on Blackboard and on a project. RUSS 525M satisfies the Historical Perspectives General Education and Discovery categories. The program is administered by the COLA Center for Study Abroad, and the faculty director is Aleksa Fleszar. For more information, contact email@example.com, (603) 862-3962, 116 Murkland Hall, or visit www.unh.edu/languages/moscow.
Heriot-Watt University Exchange Program
College of Engineering and Physical Sciences students are eligible to participate in a spring semester exchange with Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, Scotland. Heriot-Watt has been named as Scottish University of the year 2011/12 by The Sunday Times. The current program is designed for civil and environmental engineering majors. For more information, contact Ray Cook at (603) 862-1411, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Inquiry at Sea (INQ 444)
This 4-credit course takes place on an Institute for Shipboard Education ship that sails for an enrichment voyage each May/June following the spring semester. Destinations and course requirements vary depending on the course and year but include locations such as England, Norway, Sweden, Russia, Latvia, Denmark and Germany, France, the Mediterranean, and more. The class will be taught by a UNH professor and fulfill Discovery Program requirements. Details are online at http://www.unh.edu/discovery/inquiry-sea. Application deadline is FEBRUARY 15. For more information contact, Amy Cunningham, Discovery Program, at Discovery.Program@unh.edu.
Cruise Ship Management (HMGT 698)
Offered in January term, this 4-credit course explores through text and on-board experience key areas of cruise ship management: food and beverage, HR, finance, yield management, front office, housekeeping, safety, security, sanitation, and interporting. Students will participate in a 12-day cruise that sails round trip from New York City, after brief class time in Durham during the Fall semester. HMGT 698 counts as an elective for majors and minors in hospitality management. For more information, contact Carl E. Lindblade, affiliate professor, Department of Hospitality Management at Carl.Lindblade@unh.edu.
The Granada Program is a semester-long program in Granada, Spain. The fall program is geared toward students at the beginner or intermediate Spanish language levels, and the spring a program is designed for those who have completed SPAN 631 or its equivalent and have a B average in Spanish. Many of the courses taught by professors from the University of Granada fulfill requirements for the Spanish major and minor and general education/Discovery Program requirements. Students generally live with host families and take courses at the Centro de Lenguas Modernas at the Universidad de Granada. The program is administered by the COLA Center for Study Abroad, and the faculty director is Lina Lee. For further information, contact email@example.com, (603) 862-3962, 116 Murkland Hall, or visit www.unh.edu/granada.
U.S. Territories (Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, and Guam)
Students may spend one or two semesters at one of 12 campuses in the U.S. Territories of Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, and Guam, through the National Student Exchange (NSE) program. Participants maintain their status as UNH students, pay UNH tuition, and will be able to graduate from UNH on schedule. The exchange is open to students from all UNH majors. Participants must provide proof of proficiency in Spanish for all campuses in Puerto Rico. For more information contact, Paula DiNardo, National Student Exchange Office, 106 Hood House, (603) 862-3485, or visit www.unh.edu/nse.
McNair Abroad UK
The five-week Northern Ireland/Cambridge program will allow McNair Fellows to investigate issues of access to higher education in the United Kingdom. Students will have the opportunity to interact with and learn from educational and political leaders in the UK. Students will enroll in INCO 740, McNair Research Abroad (6 cr), which facilitates the execution of the research agenda and focuses attention on the similarities and differences between college instruction in the U.S. and the UK. Students will participate in a conference sponsored by the Forum for Access and Continuing Education (FACE) in Northern Ireland. FACE includes a UK-wide network of practitioners and policy-makers involved in the expansion of learning for all. Altogether, the study abroad program challenges students to think critically about the dynamics of and solutions to the perplexing problems of higher education access and completion. With permission, this research component is open to students not enrolled in the McNair Program. For more information on the program visit http://www.unh.edu/mcnair/abroad.html, or contact Antonio Henley, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tropical Coastal Plant Ecology in Grenada, West Indies (MEFB 616)
Offered during January term, this 4-credit course is for students with an interest and background in botany, coastal ecology and restoration, and conservation. Prerequisites include BIO411/412. This field-based course taught in Grenada, West Indies, will provide an introduction to the physical, chemical and biological processes that form and sustain tropical coastal plant communities with an emphasis on mangroves and seagrasses. Plant adaptations to various environmental stresses will be examined over a range of habitats. As a dynamic ecosystem affected by both natural and anthropogenic disturbances from hurricanes to large-scale development, major environmental impacts and pressures will be examined first hand, and conservation and management actions will be discussed. A variety of on-going, community-based coastal habitat restoration and ecological monitoring sites will be visited throughout the island. Student participation in management actions will be encouraged through interaction with local students, volunteers, and representatives from governmental environmental agencies and several non-governmental organizations. Contact Gregg Moore in the Department of Biological Sciences at email@example.com for more information.
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Please refer to Reserve Officer Training Corps Programs for more information.
Students attending the University of New Hampshire may enroll in the Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFROTC) or in the Army Reserve Officer Training Corps (AROTC) at the University.
The Army ROTC and Air Force ROTC offer programs leading to a commission as a second lieutenant in their respective services. Students in either ROTC program may pursue any University curriculum that leads to a baccalaureate or higher degree.
Two- and four-year programs are available. The four-year program is open to freshmen, sophomores, and transfer students. The two-year program is open to students who have at least two academic years remaining in their college/university degree program. In addition to on-campus course requirements, students must attend an officer-preparatory training session for a part of one summer.
ROTC scholarships are offered on a competitive basis by both the Army ROTC and Air Force ROTC. Entering freshmen may compete for four-year scholarships during their last year of high school. Additionally, incoming students may compete for scholarships while already in college if they meet specific ROTC requirements. Scholarships may pay up to full tuition, mandatory fees, and required textbooks for college courses. Incoming students with either a four-year or three-year ROTC scholarship may receive a full or partial room and board grant for the entire time they are on an ROTC scholarship. In addition, all scholarship recipients receive a tax-free monthly subsistence allowance. Non-scholarship students in the last two years of the ROTC program also receive the tax-free monthly subsistence allowance.
Both ROTC programs have administrative and medical requirements, which must be met to qualify for a scholarship and a commission.
More specific information about ROTC programs may be obtained by contacting Army ROTC at (603) 862-1078 or Air Force ROTC at (603) 862-1480.