UNH Managed Faculty-led Short-term Programs
The following programs are less than one-month in duration and offered during Spring Break and Summer.
ANSC510: Integration of Culture and Agriculture in
Ireland: Past, Present, and Future
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, fisheries, and forestry. 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 topograhpy of Ireland. Students will immerse themselves in local history and culture as they tour working agricultural farms, university research facilities, and cultural landmarks.
For more information, contact Patty Bedker at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ANSC520: Classical Dressage Experience in Portugal
2-credit class with a weekly seminar preparing students for 1 week in Portugal to receive Classical dressage training at L'Escola de Equitação de Alcainça during spring break or at the end of spring semester after exams. Learn more.
ANTH 675: Summer Four-week Archaeological Field School in Belize (summer session 2013 has been cancelled)
The archaeological field school in Belize (ANTH 675) offers undergraduate students hands-on training in field and lab techniques. This is a Center for International Education (CIE) program offered to UNH students under the direction of UNH Professor Eleanor Harrison-Buck (email@example.com) in the Dept. of Anthropology. Learn more.
CHIN 400: Summer Short-Study Chinese Program in Chengdu
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.
880/780: Belize - New Hampshire Teacher Program
This program is open to graduate students in education, upper-level education majors, and professional teachers earning continuing education credits. The 4-graduate credit class offered in the spring semester. Participants will attend pre-trip workshops 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. Learn more.
KIN 444A: Risk & the Human Experience (4
credits; fulfills Discovery SS/INQ)
This course takes place on an Institute for Shipboard Education ship that sails to England, Norway, Sweden, Russia, Latvia, Denmark and Germany. The class will explore the evolution of risk’s historical origins, specifically tying the concept of freedom and of purpose to the consideration of the dialogue topic of “Live Free or Die.” Historical and contemporary perspectives of risk will be examined through social science “lenses” (disciplines) designed to illustrate how risk influences every aspect of the human experience. Details are online at http://www.unh.edu/discovery/inquiry-sea.
Application deadline is FEBRUARY 15, 2013.
For more information contact, Michele Holt-Shannon, Discovery Program, at Michele.Holt-Shannon@unh.edu.
SW 785/885: Comparative Social Welfare Systems in Dublin
and Belfast, Ireland
4/3 credits in which students study social welfare history, child/family services, and peace and reconciliation in Ireland and Northern Ireland. In June, students will spend 9 days in the heart of Dublin, 1 day long visit to Belfast: touring the city, learning about child welfare policy and services as well as peace and reconciliation from an international perspective. View flyer.
Contact: Martha Byam, Martha.firstname.lastname@example.org or Robert Jolley Robert.email@example.com
SW 897/797: Social Action in the Dominican Republic
3-graduate credits 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 our Dominican hosts, lectures, discussions, and assignments during UNH’s spring break. Open to graduate students in Social Work and undergraduate students studying social work and Spanish language. View flyer.
Contact Matthew Toms, course instructor, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
599: European Art History Tour(s)
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. Learn more.
Contact Dr. Andrew Laurie Stangel, study-tour leader/instructor, at email@example.com.
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