Classics, Humanities and Italian Studies

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 and Italian Studies Majors
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