Undergraduate Course Catalog 2015-2016
Special University 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 and an international travel insurance 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 at the time of application and throughout the study abroad program;
- 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 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. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org, (603) 862-3962, 116 Murkland Hall, or visit cola.unh.edu/belize-field.
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 cola.unh.edu//belize-mapping.
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 Sheila Adams at firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit cola.unh.edu/belize-teacher.
University of São Paulo Ribeirao Exchange Program
Focused studies in all aspects of music with immersion in Portuguese language and Brazilian culture. This exchange with University of São Paulo Ribeirão Preto grew out of collaborations between UNH’s and USP-RP’s Departments of Music, and offers small group interaction with professors and Brazilian students, and participation in extra-curricular activities, including Filarmônica, Jazz Band, Grupuri (percussion group), and several choirs. This is an ideal exchange for independent students wanting to travel abroad and continue work on their music major. Ribeirão Preto is a city in the northeastern region of the state of São Paulo, Brazil, nicknamed Brazilian California because of its wealth, agribusiness and high-tech economy, and year-round sunny weather. Ribeirão Preto is a city of immigrants (in large part Italian) known for its coffee and sugar cane farms, basketball, outstanding theater venues, and, of course, its university. The University of São Paulo Ribeirão Preto (USP-RP) is a modern campus of 10,000 students located two miles from the city center. Contact the Center for International Education, Hood House, (603) 862-2398, email email@example.com or visit www.unh.edu/cie.
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.
Chengdu Spring Program
Semester study of Chinese language and culture at Chengdu University. Upper-level students in the Chinese language program as well students in other colleges will spend a full semester in China learning Chinese language and culture first-hand. Chengdu has a population of 14 million! It is one of the most advanced metropolises in China's southwest. Students immersed in such a city for a semester will not only improve their language skills but will also gain insights beyond what they could learn in classrooms in the U.S. They will have a chance to see the challenges and opportunities facing Chengdu and to compare and contrast China policies and practices with those in U.S. 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 cola.unh.edu/china.
Chengdu Summer Program
This summer short-study program (just under three 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 email@example.com, (603) 862-3962, 116 Murkland Hall, or visit cola.unh.edu/china-summer.
Chengdu University 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 by directly enrolling 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 firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.unh.edu/cie.
Costa Rica Summer Program (San Joaquin de Flores)
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 cola.unh.edu/costa-rica.
Agriculture and Development in the Neotropics (SAFS 510)
This course is designed as a three-week immersion into tropical agriculture and Costa Rican ecology and culture. Agriculture plays a pivotal role in Costa Rica's history and in shaping current events. Production of horticultural and agronomic crops occurs on a variety of scales ranging from large export-based systems, to mid-sized operations for domestic sales, and sustenance-based home gardens. Examples of all systems will be visited and discussions will focus on their overall sustainability. Sustainability is a broad concept and requires consideration of socio-cultural, environmental, and economic factors. Agriculture and agricultural products infuse the culture as seen by large participation in farmers markets and appreciation for a wide variety of fruits and vegetables prepared in myriad ways. An appreciation for nature also infuses the culture and is embodied by the country's extensive system of national parks and protected reserves along with the national philosophy of "Pura Vida." At the same time, there exists a delicate balance between agricultural development and preservation of biodiversity. Through visits to Costa Rica's major bioregions, the course explores their major agricultural activities and how those activities interface with local ecological systems, cultures, and economies.
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 all UNH students. 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: Exploring Culture, Poverty, Human Rights, and Social Justice in a Developing Caribbean Nation (SW 697/897)
This course examines issues of culture, poverty, social development, and social justice in the Dominican Republic through direct service learning work and preparatory and reflective class sessions and discussions. Students will have the opportunity to examine development issues that have plagued the island nation for years and current efforts to address these concerns. During spring break, students and a UNH faculty member embark on a service learning adventure to work in the bateys of the Dominican Republic. Past projects have included the building of schools, clinics, community centers, and residential houses. Additionally, students will be working in local schools, orphanages, and child welfare centers. Afternoons and evenings will be spent learning about social services in the DR from community leaders and activists, participating in cross-cultural activities with community members, learning about Dominican life and history, and reflecting upon the days’ activities. Students will visit other local Haitian immigrant communities (bateyes), spend an evening in Santo Domingo, spend a night with a local family, and much more.
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 director is Dennis Britton. For more information, contact email@example.com, (603) 862-3962, 116 Murkland Hall, or visit cola.unh.edu/cambridge.
Lancaster University 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 firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.unh.edu/cie.
The London Program offers students the chance to spend either the fall or spring semester at Regent’s University in the heart of London, choosing from courses in British studies, the arts, humanities, social sciences, business, 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 email@example.com, (603) 862-3962, 116 Murkland Hall, or visit cola.unh.edu/london.
The London Experience
This course provides 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. The course offers insight into the politics, society and culture of London and the United Kingdom as students walk, tube, and double-decker bus their way through 2000 years of history. The course can be taken for either 2 or 4 credits. The 4-credit option fulfills the Fine and Performing Arts Discovery requirement. This program is administered by the COLA Center for Study Abroad, and the faculty director is David Kaye. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org, (603) 862-3962, 116 Murkland Hall, or visit cola.unh.edu/london-experience.
London Travel Writing
Travel writing is for the adventurous. In three weeks, students will learn to navigate London, one of the world’s greatest cities, and craft compelling, vivid essays about what they’ve discovered. Through curiosity, research, and writing they will transcend from tourist to traveler, gaining a confidence in their ability to master the unfamiliar as well as pen publishable stories about place. Prerequisite of ENGL 501 or permission of instructor. This program is administered by the COLA Center for Study Abroad, and the faculty director is Susan Hertz. For more information, contact email@example.com, (603) 862-3962, 116 Murkland Hall, or visit cola.unh.edu/london-writing.
Study Abroad: Comparative Social Welfare Systems, SW 775/885
Students studying abroad on SW 775/885, 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 Ireland, England, Scotland, and Latvia.
The Dijon Program offers students the chance to spend their junior year or a spring semester in Dijon, France. Students enroll directly in the Université de Bourgogne (University of Burgundy), where they will take courses alongside French students, or at the CIEF (Centre International d'Etudes Françaises), which hosts students from around the world. Students generally live with French families in the heart of this historic city. Credit for all work completed successfully will be automatically transferred to UNH up to 16 credits. The program is 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 program is administered by the COLA Center for Study Abroad, and the faculty director is Claire Malarte-Feldman. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org, (603) 862-3962, 116 Murkland Hall, or visit cola.unh.edu/dijon.
Dijon Summer Program
The Dijon Summer Program provides the opportunity to spend four or eight weeks in Dijon, France, taking the equivalent of one or two of the following courses at the Centre International d'Etudes Françaises (CIEF): FREN 503, 504, 631 or 632. An eight-week summer option is also available in the form of FREN 691 to French double majors who cannot spend a semester abroad for documented reasons. The pre-requisites for FREN 691 are FREN 631,632, 651 and 652. This course is worth 8 credits and consists of eight weeks of intensive French literature, culture, and civilization courses at the CIEF at the Université de Bourgogne in Dijon, France. 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 cola.unh.edu/dijon.
EcoGastronomy International Experience, Spring Semester in Dijon, France
All students who declare the dual major in EcoGastronomy spend a full semester abroad, most likely during their junior year. The table is set spring semester in Dijon, where students will study the links between food cultures, sustainably-focused agriculture, and the policies and issues impacting the food system. Courses include: French Art of Living, Wine Product and Tasting, Food and Wine Tourism, Entrepreneurship, and French as a Foreign Language. EcoGastronomy study abroad programs are open to all UNH students.
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 cola.unh.edu/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's faculty contact 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 cola.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 immersive, 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.
Global E3 Engineering Exchange Program
Global E3 allows engineering students to enjoy a fulfilling study abroad experience at one of 31 international member institutions. Through participation in the program, Global E3 graduates gain the necessary foreign language ability, cross-cultural skills, and professional experience to excel in the multinational/multicultural business environment of the 21st century. Global E3 students pay tuition at their home institution, and enjoy the benefits of attending an overseas one. Students can study abroad for the fall semester, spring semester, or the entire school year. At some member universities, Global E3 students are able to take on a supplemental internship after their study abroad experience. Member institutions include some of the best universities in Argentina, Australia, Austria, China, Denmark, France, Germany, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, The Netherlands, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, and United Kingdom. For more information, contact Caitlin Baldwin, Academic Counselor, firstname.lastname@example.org, Phone: 603-862-1783.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, (603) 862-3962, 116 Murkland Hall, or visit cola.unh.edu/budapest-justice.
Humanities Spring 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 the humanities, and 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 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. The program is administered by the COLA Center for Study Abroad, and the faculty director is Stephen Trzaskoma. For more information, contact email@example.com, (603) 862-3962, 116 Murkland Hall, or visit cola.unh.edu/budapest-humanities.
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 about this program, please contact Professor Bruce Elmslie at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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, economic, and religious influences on Ireland's agriculture. The crowning experience of the course, a 10-day study abroad in late May, provides students with a window to the world as they experience the culture, agriculture, and topography of Ireland. Students will immerse themselves in local Irish history and culture as they tour working agricultural farms and significant landmarks. For more information, contact Patty Bedker at email@example.com.
Study Abroad in Athletic Training
This UNH study abroad program is open to athletic training majors who are interested in expanding and enhancing their athletic training education while also gaining an appreciation of a different culture. Students will be taking courses in the bachelor of science (honours) in sports rehabilitation and athletic therapy program at the Institute of Technology at Carlow. The increased emphasis on manual therapy application and skill by therapists in Ireland will provide the visiting UNH student with a unique opportunity to develop abilities far-beyond what they may learn in the U.S. Students may earn up to 16 credits applicable to their UNH graduation requirements. Students pay their normal UNH tuition (in-state or out-of-state as appropriate) as the tuition to study in Ireland.
The Institute of Technology at Carlow has a student body of approximately 4,000 and an academic staff of 200. The mission of the Institute is to combine a stress-free location with top-level instructors and facilities that are a leading edge in a number of key disciplines both nationally and internationally. The Institute is just five-minutes walk from the center of town. Located on the banks of the River Barrow, Carlow town is a bustling market center serving a large rural area. Multiple trains and buses travel between Carlow and Dublin daily.
Interested students 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 Stephen Brunet. For further information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org, (603) 862-3962, 116 Murkland Hall, or visit cola.unh.edu/unhinitaly.
Summer Program. UNH-in-Italy offers five different summer options. Painting in Italy (4 credits), Music and Language in Italy (7 credits), Intensive Italian (8 credits), Explorations in Nutrition and Culture (8 credits), and EcoGastronomy (9 credits—students participate in the Explorations in Nutrition and Culture Program then spend an extra week earning 1 extra credit in EcoGastronomy). Students live in apartments in the historic center of the city. The program is administered by the COLA Center for Study Abroad, and the faculty director is Stephen Brunet. For more information, contact email@example.com, (603) 862-3962, 116 Murkland Hall, or visit cola.unh.edu/llc/program/italy-ascoli.
EcoGastronomy International Experience, Fall Semester in Ascoli Piceno, Italy
All students who declare the dual major in EcoGastronomy spend a full semester abroad, most likely during their junior year. The table is set fall semester in Ascoli Piceno, Italy, where students will study the links between food cultures, sustainably-focused agriculture, and the policies and issues impacting the food system. Courses include: Food Aesthetics in Italy, Food Technology Processes in Italy, Italian Language, Italian Cinema, The Making of Modern Italy, and Modern and Contemporary Italy. EcoGastronomy study abroad programs are open to all UNH students.
Rome J-Term Program
The Rome Program provides the opportunity 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 firstname.lastname@example.org, (603) 862-3962, 116 Murkland Hall, or visit cola.unh.edu/rome.
The UNH Manchester Florence Summer Program
The UNH Manchester Florence Summer Program enables UNH students to earn 8 credits 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 take two courses, one of which is the UNH course, POLT 557: Politics in Italy. Students choose their second course from the offerings of the Institute at Palazzo Rucellai's distinguished faculty. All courses except Italian language and literature are taught in English. Contact Melinda Negron-Gonzales for more information at email@example.com, (603) 862-4364.
Saitama University Exchange Program
Accelerated Japanese language learning on Saitama University’s park-like campus, just outside Tokyo. With its moderate size (9,000 students), generous scholarship opportunities, dynamic student life and recreation facilities, Saitama is an ideal fit for UNH students interested in Japanese language and culture. The university also has a wide variety of courses taught in English, which draws students from around the world. Saitama is known as the "Oasis of Tokyo"—a historic city whose forests were planted centuries ago by peace-loving Samurais who nurtured the land instead of living by the sword. Saitama is the famous backdrop for Japanese animated films. Located in the Okubo neighborhood of Saitama City, the university’s tree-lined campus is an enjoyable place to study. From campus, you can view the skyscrapers of Saitama’s city center, the majestic peak of Mt. Fuji and the Chichubu Mountains, and you can easily take the train to Tokyo to enjoy the amazing cultural offerings of this world-class city, less than an hour away. Contact the Center for International Education, Hood House, (603) 862-2398, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.unh.edu/cie.
Special Topics: Global Health in Nepal (N794)
Independent Study: Global Health in Nepal (N894)
This 2-credit course provides for an immersive, active learning experience in the Nepali health care system. The course will examine the health status of individuals, families, and communities through the lens of culture and the social determinants of health, in addition to the Western medical model. The course objectives include: understanding the major causes of morbidity and mortality in Nepal; critically examining the health care system in Nepal for its strengths and weaknesses in addressing the major causes of morbidity and mortality; analyzing the influence that culture and the social determinants of health have on the health status of individuals, families, and communities in Nepal; interacting with health care workers in Nepal to understand their clinical challenges and successes. This short-term study away course aims to immerse students in the culture and health care system of Nepal, offering an experiential learning opportunity to meet the course objectives.
Utrecht University Exchange Program
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. Contact the Center for International Education, Hood House, (603) 862-2398, e-mail email@example.com, or visit www.unh.edu/cie.
University College Utrecht Exchange Program
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 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 one 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. For more information go to http://www.equine.unh.edu/ANSC520.
This is a four-week summer program in Russian language, culture, mythology, and propaganda in Moscow, St. Petersburg, and on the Trans-Siberian Railway. Studying in the current and former capitals 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. 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. Upon return, students will complete their work on Blackboard and on a project. Students will earn 8 credits through Russian 425 (Discovery World Cultures) and Russian 525 (Discovery Historical Perspectives). The program is administered by the COLA Center for Study Abroad, and the faculty director is Arna Bronstein. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org, (603) 862-3962, 116 Murkland Hall, or visit cola.unh.edu/russia.
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 was 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 email@example.com.
The Granada Program is a spring semester program in Granada, Spain. The program is designed for those who have completed SPAN 631 or its equivalent and have a B average in Spanish, but may be open to intermediate-level students by petition. Many of the courses taught by professors from the University of Granada fulfill requirements for the Spanish major and minor and UNH 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 firstname.lastname@example.org, (603) 862-3962, 116 Murkland Hall, or visit cola.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.
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.
Cardiff University Exchange Program
Study abroad at one of the UK's "Ivy League" universities while paying UNH tuition. Founded in 1883, Cardiff University is recognized as one of the leading research and teaching universities in the United Kingdom and a member of the Russell Group, the UK’s “Ivy League” of world-class universities. Spend a semester or academic year studying at Cardiff and benefit from learning with professors who are pioneers in their fields. Over 27,000 students have been drawn to Cardiff University, coming from Wales, the rest of the UK and more than 100 countries. UNH students can enroll in a wide range of courses and are guaranteed housing in student halls of residence, living among British and other international students. The University boasts over one hundred clubs, sporting teams, and societies. Cardiff University is located in the center of the capital of Wales, an exciting and diverse city and the heart of Welsh history, culture, street life, and politics. There is something for everyone in the Welsh capital, with the excitement of the small city campus located just minutes from the beautiful coastlines, hills, walking trails, and green countryside for which Wales is famous. Interested students should contact the Center for International Education, Hood House, (603) 862-2398, or email@example.com.