Humanities (Minor)

Humanities (Minor)
Humanities Students

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. Students can combine the humanities minor with majors from across the university, from liberal arts to sciences to business.

Why study humanities at UNH?

The humanities minor at UNH complements your main area of interest while helping you develop your analytical writing and critical thinking skills. You’ll obtain a solid liberal arts education through regular coursework, small, intensive seminars and team-taught classes. You’ll also enjoy study-abroad opportunities that include a popular January-term course in Rome, and programs in Greece and Budapest.

Potential career areas

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

Curriculum & Requirements

There has never been a more exciting time to be human—or has there? What exactly does it mean to be a human being in the twenty-first century? How can you get the most out of your humanity? Find out by minoring in the humanities. It can help prepare you for a life you may not have considered, in ways you've never imagined.

The humanities minor consists of five courses for a total of 20 credits.

Select two courses from the following sequence:8
HUMA 510A/510B/510C/510D
Ancient Humanities: Cultures and Empires
HUMA 511A/511B/511C
Medieval Humanities: Rise of Global Empires
HUMA 512A/512B/512C
Modern Humanities: Colonies, Constitutions, and Capital
HUMA 513A/513B/513C
Global Humanities
Select two additional courses from other humanities program courses, one of which should be at the 600 level8
HUMA #700Seminar (or another approved course)4
Total Credits20

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