Classics, Humanities, and Italian Studies

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UNH students who study in Classics, Humanities and Italian Studies (CHI) gain a wide variety of skills through a combination of different disciplines, starting with linguistic training in Greek, Italian, Latin and other languages and critical interpretation of literature, history, art, philosophy and other humanities. Our faculty, drawn from CHI and many other Liberal Arts departments, cover a huge range of different time periods, places and cultures, giving students access to many different perspectives and sources of knowledge. We explore fundamental questions of human life and consider how they have been answered by others, while also helping to prepare students practically for meaningful, productive and successful careers in many fields. During their time with us, CHI students are part of a vibrant, student-centered learning environment with a wealth of co-curricular opportunities.

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  • Classics Major
    Ari Toumpas enjoyed a classic UNH education. Yes, he majored in the classics, but a major is only what you make of it, and Ari made the most of his. Let’s start in the classroom where Ari fell in love with the Introduction to Classical Myth. He took the course his first semester at UNH and was an...
    Classics Major
    Ari Toumpas enjoyed a classic UNH education. Yes, he majored in the classics, but a major is only what you make of it, and Ari made the most of his. Let’s start in the classroom where Ari fell in love with the Introduction to Classical Myth. He took the course his first semester at UNH and was an...
  • Art History and Italian Studies Majors | Graduate Student
    UNH was a place where I felt free to find what I was most passionate about. I also felt enormously supported by my professors, resident hall directors, bosses, and peers.
    Art History and Italian Studies Majors | Graduate Student
    UNH was a place where I felt free to find what I was most passionate about. I also felt enormously supported by my professors, resident hall directors, bosses, and peers.
  • Classics and History Majors | Business Consultant
    My name is Alex Johnson and I graduated from UNH in May 2011 with a BA in both Classics and History – I got the "Wow, so you REALLY want to teach!?" treatment – and when it comes to how I wound up in the Classics program and what I've done since, my path has been very zig-zaggy, for lack of a...
    Classics and History Majors | Business Consultant
    My name is Alex Johnson and I graduated from UNH in May 2011 with a BA in both Classics and History – I got the "Wow, so you REALLY want to teach!?" treatment – and when it comes to how I wound up in the Classics program and what I've done since, my path has been very zig-zaggy, for lack of a...
  • International Affairs and Humanities Majors | Senior Vice President, Avis Budget Group
    Following graduation from UNH I spent two years in Italy working in a law office in Rome--a wonderful experience though I realized how much more I could do with a law degree. Law school at Boston University was a rewarding and challenging experience. With the solid foundation provided by UNH and...
    International Affairs and Humanities Majors | Senior Vice President, Avis Budget Group
    Following graduation from UNH I spent two years in Italy working in a law office in Rome--a wonderful experience though I realized how much more I could do with a law degree. Law school at Boston University was a rewarding and challenging experience. With the solid foundation provided by UNH and...
  • Classics, History and Philosophy Majors | Research Fellow at Kobe University in Kobe, Japan
    Convinced that college was best spent exploring as many different paths as possible, Cory McKenzie (’15) of Hampstead, New Hampshire, followed many a rabbit trail during his years at the University of New Hampshire. Entering UNH as a history major, Cory dabbled in the histories of the Russian...
    Classics, History and Philosophy Majors | Research Fellow at Kobe University in Kobe, Japan
    Convinced that college was best spent exploring as many different paths as possible, Cory McKenzie (’15) of Hampstead, New Hampshire, followed many a rabbit trail during his years at the University of New Hampshire. Entering UNH as a history major, Cory dabbled in the histories of the Russian...

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