UNH Managed January Term Programs

ANTH674: Archaeological Survey and Mapping in Belize
4-credit class offers students hands-on training in survey and mapping techniques, as well as digital cartography using ArcGIS mapping software. This is a UNH managed program under the direction of Dr. Eleanor Harrison-Buck who is an Assistant Professor of Archaeology in the Department of Anthropology at UNH. More information is available on the Department of Anthropology website.
Contact Dr. Eleanor Harrison-Buck, Assistant Professor of Archaeology, at belize.fieldschool@unh.edu.

CLAS 510: Building Rome in Italy
4-credit course designed to teach students about the development of the Roman city both in its broad aspect (urban planning) and its architecture and art history. Students will have a 4-day mini course on-line, aimed at preparing for the on-site portion of 9 days in the field in Rome, Paestum, and Pompeii. There, the instructors will lecture at major monuments and museums, and the students will be asked to perform several on-site investigations. CLAS 510 fulfills the Discovery Fine Arts requirement. More information is available on the College of Liberal Arts website.
Contact R. Scott Smith, Coordinator Classics Program, Co-Director UNH J-term in Rome at rss3@unh.edu.

ENGL 703/803: England: London Travel Writing
4-credit course in which 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 traveller, gaining a confidence in their ability to master the unfamiliar as well as pen publishable stories about place. For this 3-week course, students will spend 2 weeks in London. More information is available on the COLA Center for Study Abroad website.
Contact Sue Hertz, Associate Professor of English, at susan.hertz@unh.edu or Lisa Mulvey, COLA Study Abroad Coordinator, at cola.studyabroad@unh.edu.

HMGT 698: Cruise Ship Management
4-credit course that 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.
Contact Carl E. Lindblade, Affiliate Professor, UNH Paul College, Department of Hospitality Management at Carl.Lindblade@unh.edu.

MEFB 616: Tropical Wetland Plant Ecology in Grenada, West Indies
4-Credit course 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. 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. More information is available on the Department of Biological Sciences website.
Contact Gregg Moore in the Dept of Biological Sciences at gregg.moore@unh.edu for more information.

MKTG 798/598: Perspectives on the Business Environment in the Dominican Republic
4-credit course with 40 contact hours. Paul College students enroll in MKTG 798; students in other colleges enroll in MKTG 598. Students will participate in a 12-day visit to the Dominican Republic, one of the commercial hubs of the Caribbean. The course includes two pre-trip 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 4 hours of each weekday will be devoted to meeting with business owners and managers from a variety of industries who discuss business practices. Upon return to Durham, a final 3 hour class will be held early 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 Audrey.Ashton-Savage@unh.edu.

N794 Special Topics: Global Health in Ghana
2 credits course provides for an immersion, 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 gene.harkless@unh.edu.

RUSS 525M - Russia: Mythology and Propaganda in Moscow
4-credit class that explores the relationship between mythology and culture as a part of the cultural identity of the Russian people, before the 1917 Revolution, during the Communist period, and since the fall of the Soviet Union. Focus on pre 1917 Slavic pagan, Christian, and folk mythology vis-a-vis Western mythology, on 20C propaganda and control of the "public mind" designed to reshape national identity and on the current deconstruction, reform, and rebirth of the old mythology. Prior to departure, students will work on Blackboard with readings and films. In Moscow, there will be field trip classes and special lectures, as well as 15 hours of "survival Russian" language classes. Upon return, students will complete their work on Blackboard and on a project. Russ 525M satisfies the same General Education and Discovery category requirement. More information is available on the Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures website.
Contact Aleksandra Fleszar, Moscow Program Director Russian Program, at moscow.program@unh.edu for more information.

SAFS510: Agriculture and Development in the Neotropics
4 credit course that provides 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. Through visits to Costa Rica’s major bioregions we will explore their major agricultural activities and how those activities interface with local ecological systems, cultures, and economies.
Contact Andrew Ogden in the Department of Biological Sciences, at andrew.ogden@unh.edu for more information.

THDA 531: London Experience: Discovery (4 credit Fine and Performing Arts Discovery course)
THDA 532: London Experience
(2 credit elective course)
A ten-day experience of exploring the theatre, art, music and architecture of London as a lens to examine the politics, history, and culture of one of the greatest cities in the world.  The course begins as a two-week online class before we wing our way to the United Kingdom for an action filled ten days. Choose from a four-credit course that fulfills the Fine and Performing Arts Discovery requirement (THDA 531) or a two-credit version of the course (THDA 523) with all of the activities but half of the academic workload. Either way, the program packs in a busy schedule visiting amazing sights all over London as well as special trips to Oxford, Stratford upon Avon and Hampton Court.  This ten-day adventure is filled with trips to castles, cathedrals, phenomenal museums, and more, all while also enjoying some of the best theatre in the English speaking world! More information is available on this COLA Center for Study Abroad page.
Contact David Kaye, Director of Acting and Directing, at djk@unh.edu or Lisa Mulvey, COLA Study Abroad Coordinator, at cola.studyabroad@unh.edu.