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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2019 Books in COLA

2019 Books in COLA

A roundup of books published by College of Liberal Arts faculty and staff...

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Katie Titus in archaelogy lab with Amy Michael and Greg McMahon

Joining the Team

Joining the Team

Faculty mentors help undergraduate researcher make her mark at an archaeological dig site in Turkey...

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Not Everything Has to Be Practical for It to Be Important

Not Everything Has to Be Practical for It to Be Important

R. Scott Smith, professor of classics, humanities and Italian studies, on his career path...

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  • Humanities and Italian Studies Majors
    Camryn Luby has always had a passion for Italian studies, so when her high school didn’t offer it, she put together a plan: she would apply to UNH as a neuroscience major and later, if things worked out, add Italian as a second major or minor. Ah, sometimes the best laid plans . . . “In my freshman...
    Humanities and Italian Studies Majors
    Camryn Luby has always had a passion for Italian studies, so when her high school didn’t offer it, she put together a plan: she would apply to UNH as a neuroscience major and later, if things worked out, add Italian as a second major or minor. Ah, sometimes the best laid plans . . . “In my freshman...
  • Classics and Russian Majors | Owner of Linguistics Company
    What are you currently doing for work and how did you get to this point? After graduating Summa Cum Laude with a dual degree in classics and Russian and a minor in linguistics, I went on to earn my M.A. in translation from the University of Exeter in south England. From there, I worked as a...
    Classics and Russian Majors | Owner of Linguistics Company
    What are you currently doing for work and how did you get to this point? After graduating Summa Cum Laude with a dual degree in classics and Russian and a minor in linguistics, I went on to earn my M.A. in translation from the University of Exeter in south England. From there, I worked as a...
  • 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...