Undergraduate Course Catalog 2010-2011
Special University Programs
The University offers opportunities for full-time degree candidates meeting eligibility criteria to study abroad in many foreign institutions. UNH-managed 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:
1. be in good standing with the student conduct system;
2. 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;
3. 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;
4. 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:
1. 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;
2. 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.
National Student Exchange
Additional opportunities for exchange in Canada are available through the National Student Exchange (NSE) program. Nine campuses in six Canadian provinces are available for one semester or full-year exchange. Contact National Student Exchange Office, 106 Hood House, (603) 862-3485 or visit www.unh.edu/nse.
Cambridge Summer Program
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 take courses in English and history, taught by faculty from Cambridge University and UNH. Students live and study at Gonville and Caius College, one of the oldest colleges at Cambridge. 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. For more information, contact the director at the Department of English, Cambridge Program Office, 53 Hamilton Smith Hall, 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. Contact the Center for International Education, Hood House, (603) 862-2398 or e-mail email@example.com.
At Regent’s College in the heart of London, the University of New Hampshire sponsors courses in British studies, the arts, humanities, and a wide range of other basic subjects offered during the fall and spring semesters. 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. To be eligible, students must have successfully completed at least 32 credit hours with an overall grade-point average of at least 2.5, and declared a major. Interested students should contact the program coordinator, London Program Office, 53 Hamilton Smith Hall, www.unh.edu/london.
Summer French Language Program in Brest
Qualified students in any major may take the equivalent of FREN 503 and/or 504, the UNH intermediate French sequence; the equivalent of FREN 631 and/or 632; and/or FREN 695, a more advanced language course not offered on the UNH campus; or Fren 635, Intro. to Business French. See the UNH online catalogue for specific course prerequisites. A port city in the province of Brittany in western France, Brest is the sister city of Portsmouth, New Hampshire.
The courses are offered summer only in intensive four-week sessions at the Centre International d’Etudes des Langes (CIEL). Students generally live with local families and attend classes a total of 24 hours per week. Students receive UNH credit for these courses. For more information contact Barbara Cooper, Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, Murkland Hall, (603) 862-3771, or visit www.unh.edu/brest.
Junior Year Program in Dijon
The Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures sponsors a junior year and a spring semester abroad programs 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 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, with a 2.5 GPA or better. For more information, see Claire Malarte Feldman, Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, Murkland Hall, (603) 862-1303, 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. Most 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. Some programs accept students only for a full year. 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 Prior Approval 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.
Junior Year Program in Salzburg, Austria
Students who have completed GERM 504 or equivalent may enroll for one or both semesters at the University of Salzburg through the New England Universities Consortium. UNH faculty contact person is Mary Rhiel, (603) 862-0063.
Short-course in Berlin, Germany
The UNH German Program manages a two-week program in January and June in Berlin, Germany. Students earn 4 credits through German 586, designed to give students a short immersion experience in the German language and culture. In the course of two weeks, students will receive forty hours of intensive language instruction at the appropriate level at the BSI Private Language School in central Berlin. Each weekday afternoon, students will gather for cultural excursions and discussions with the on-site UNH faculty member. A required pre- and post-meeting at UNH will prepare for, and give closure to, 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. For more information, contact Mary Rhiel at (603) 862-0063, or visit firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 an unpaid 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.
Justice Studies Program in Budapest
The UNH Budapest Program in Justice Studies is designed to introduce students interested in the field to a broader appreciation of the cross-cultural perspective. Each fall, fifteen 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. 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, and have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5. Participating students will meet several times during the spring semester prior to the study abroad semester to prepare for the program. Interested students should contact the Budapest Program in the Justice Studies Office at (603) 862-1716, or visit www.unh.edu/budapest.
Engineering and Physical Sciences Exchange Program in Budapest
The College of Engineering and Physical Sciences has arranged an opportunity for its students to spend the fall semester of their junior year at the Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BME) in Budapest, Hungary. Courses at BME are taught in English and receive prior approval for degree credit. Students studying at Budapest, therefore, can graduate on schedule at UNH. A general education course on the language, geography, and culture of Hungary, taken at BME, is strongly suggested. The foreign student office at BME will appoint a Hungarian adviser for each student and will assist in obtaining housing either in dormitories, or in apartments. Further information is available from the college’s educational assistant and the college’s academic counselor, Bobbi Gerry; or Andrzej Rucinski, Foreign Exchange Program Coordinator, (603) 862-1381. For more information, visit the program’s Web site at www.ceps.unh.edu/academics/budapest.html.
WSBE in Budapest
The Whittemore School of Business and Economics has partnered with the Corvinus University of Budapest (formerly Budapest University of Economics Sciences and Public Administration) to offer students a unique opportunity to live and study in Budapest. This partnership allows WSBE students to take courses at Corvinus in the fall semester that directly transfers 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 last week of August. A WSBE 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, in the future a WSBE faculty member will be teaching at Corvinus during the study abroad semester. For more information, visit the program's Web site at www.wsbe.unh.edu/study-abroad-budapest.
UNH-in-Italy in Ascoli Piceno
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 either with Italian families or 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. Students must have a cumulative grade-point average of at least 2.5 and at least sophomore standing. For further information, contact Piero Garofalo, Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, Murkland Hall, (603) 862-3769, www.unhinitaly.unh.edu.
Summer Program. UNH-in-Italy offers three different summer options. One is a five-week, 4-credit workshop in painting. The second is a five-week, 8-credit program in Italian studies. The third is a five-week, 8-credit program in Nutrition and Culture. Students live in apartments in the historic center of the city. Field trips to such locations as Venice, Rome, Bologna, Perugia, Urbino, Florence, and Assisi are included. 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.
A six-week summer immersion program in Puebla, Mexico open to all students who are interested in taking summer courses at the Universidad de Las Américas. Students must have a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 and a good standing in conduct. Credit for courses completed successfully will be transferred to UNH. For more information, contact Lina Lee, Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures, Murkland Hall, (603) 862-3123, or go to www.unh.edu/puebla.
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.
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 17thsentury 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, nd bus, and, as the center of the Dutch rail system, 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, the UNH-EcoQuest director of admissions, (603) 862-2036.
Students may spend one or two semesters at one of nine campuses in Puerto Rico through the National Student Exchange (NSE) program. While having the opportunity to learn in a Latin American 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. Students must meet all UNH Study Away Eligibility requirements. Participants must provide proof of proficiency in Spanish. Students must contact Paula DiNardo, National Student Exchange Office, 106 Hood House, (603) 862-3485 or visit www.unh.edu/nse.
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. 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 administered by the Spanish program of the University of New Hampshire. Students may spend spring semester in a program designed for those who have completed SPAN 631 or its equivalent, have a B average in Spanish and a cumulative grade-point average of 2.5, and have at least sophomore status. Courses taught by professors from the University of Granada fulfill requirements for the Spanish major and minor and general education requirements in humanities areas. For further information, contact the Spanish program, Murkland Hall, or visit www.unh.edu/granada.