Humanities (Minor)

Humanities (Minor)

humanities minor

Add a breadth of perspective to your degree with an understanding of the human condition through art, music, history, literature and more

What is humanities?

The humanities ask, “What does it mean to be human?” As a student in the humanities minor, you’ll explore that fundamental question of existence. For answers, you’ll look everywhere from Greek tragedies, postmodern novels and High Renaissance sculpture to pop art, baroque music and contemporary psychological and social theories. Humanities students are in the company of scientists, artists, musicians, historians, revolutionaries, philosophers and writers who, for thousands of years, have been engaged in the same quest. You can combine the humanities minor with majors from across UNH Manchester, from liberal arts to the social sciences to the sciences.

Why study humanities at UNH Manchester?

The humanities minor at UNH Manchester complements your main area of interest while helping you develop your analytical writing and critical thinking skills. The minor in humanities is an excellent way to add breadth of perspective to specialized study in particular disciplines. Many professions encourage students to develop skills and knowledge outside their area of professional interest. The humanities minor can meet this objective and make college education a more enlightening and rewarding experience.

Potential career areas

  • Communications
  • Content strategy
  • Intelligence analysis
  • Law
  • Marketing
  • Nonprofit organizations
  • Writing

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Curriculum & Requirements

The humanities minor is an interdisciplinary program where students can combine humanities courses and courses from other disciplines that form a multidisciplinary theme or topic. The minor in humanities is an excellent way to add breadth of perspective to specialized study in particular disciplines. Many professions encourage students to develop skills and knowledge outside their area of professional interest. The humanities minor can meet this objective and make college education a more enlightening and rewarding experience. Students selecting a minor in humanities should, in consultation with a faculty advisor in humanities, identify a general theme or topic for the minor.

To earn a minor in humanities, students must complete 20 credits with no individual grade lower than C in minor courses.

Requirements
ENGL 419How to Read Anything4
Select at least two courses in the humanities (HUMA)8
Select more courses in humanities (HUMA) or choose complementary courses from other disciplines, such as history, English, philosophy, communication arts, politics and society, or business, which contribute to the student's multidisciplinary theme or topic 18
Total Credits20

For more information, contact Susanne Paterson, minor supervisor, at susanne.paterson@unh.edu.

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