Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Two women sitting under a tree on a summer day at UNH

Summer session is a great time to catch up or get ahead on credits. 

The dog days of summer are a great time to catch up or get ahead on credits, and UNH’s Summer Session has a lot to offer. Study wherever you please — online, on campus (all three) or abroad. Five-, eight- and 10-week terms begin soon.

Here’s a sampling of what's being offered.

HMGT 698 – Wedding Planning Management

May 22 - June 23
Instructor: Carl Lindblade
Format: Online course, no campus visits required

Wedding planning is a highly competitive and desired career, and for good reason: People never stop getting married. This course looks at the business side of wedding planning from the point of view of a planner. Students will learn about budgeting as well as the many contracts and services that planners must manage and coordinate, such as hiring a limo driver, ordering a cake, renting tents and many others. Senior lecturer of hospitality management Carl Lindblade provides local contacts for students who want to observe the wedding planning process and help volunteer.

MUSI 406 - Country Music  

May 22 - June 23
Instructor: Daniel Beller-Mckenna
Online course, no campus visits required

Associate professor Daniel Beller-McKenna, who considers himself a “Brahms scholar by day, pedal steel guitarist by night,” has always had a passion for country music, and now he's bringing his knowledge to the classroom. In this course, students will look at the tension between traditional and modern country music and how it reflects the American story, exploring artists from the early 20th century through now. In past years, McKenna has livestreamed interviews with country music performers, instrument builders, instrument museum curators and linedance instructors around New England; he hopes to do the same — from Nashville — this semester. 

KIN 540 - Top Rope Rock Climbing

July 5 - 9
Instructor: Nathan Fitch
Durham campus

Looking for adventure this summer while receiving course credit? Senior lecturer in kinesiology Nate Fitch’s top rope rock climbing course will give students an understanding of the equipment, techniques and procedures necessary for the effective setup and management of single-pitch top rope rock climbing and rappelling sites, including technical rescue skills. The course will focus on risk management fundamental climbing techniques, using Pawtuckaway State Park and other local sites for practice. Fitch is a graduate of UNH’s outdoor education program, has coauthored five books with Falcon Guides and is certified with the American Mountain Guides Association.

BUS 565 - Selling and Sales Management

July 6 - 20
Instructor: William Troy
Manchester campus 

The science and psychology behind selling is good to know whether you are pursuing a career in business or just want to hone your persuasion skills. Learn the strategies and tactics of selling in this course, which covers motivation and behavior, sales methodologies, closing the sale and many other sales topics. 

HDFS 697 - The Science of Happily Ever After

May 22 - June 23
Instructor: Tyler Jamison
Online course, no campus visits

Maybe you haven’t found that special someone, or maybe you have. Regardless, this course teaches the foundations of healthy, long-lasting relationships. Contrary to popular belief, “great relationships don’t just happen," says assistant professor Tyler Jamison, who has studied young adults' romantic relationships for almost 10 years. "Stable and happy relationships are built on a foundation of small, meaningful interactions with a partner.” Students will learn relationship maintenance strategies and partner selection processes that have been proven to have positive outcomes. 

MKTG 598 - Topics in Digital Marketing Communication

May 22 - June 23
Instructors: Peter Masucci 
Online course, no campus visits required

This course introduces students to the latest concepts and techniques used in digital marketing communications through new media channels made available through the internet and wireless mobile devices. The course explores topics such as online advertising, search engine optimization, web analytics and the use of social media sites for business marketing. Additionally, students will explore real-world business situations and learn how and where to apply digital marketing tools.

All Summer Session courses


Jeremy Gasowski | Communications and Public Affairs | jeremy.gasowski@unh.edu | 603-862-4465