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    The University of New Hampshire Discovery Program is the core curriculum established to provide students with a multifaceted liberal education. See more.
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    DISCOVERY FOUNDATION SKILLS: Inquiry courses prepare first-year students to succeed at the college level by helping them become active, independent thinkers who look at subjects and challenging problems from a number of viewpoints. All inquiry courses are small and involve experiential learning, e.g., learning by doing.
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    COGNATES! It’s not a Minor. It’s not a Major. It’s a Cognate! A cognate is a coherent set of courses in a discipline or interdisciplinary grouping aimed at enhancing career-oriented skills in high demand in the employment market. A cognate will typically consist of 12 or more credits.