UNH Courses That Include Sustainability

College of Engineering and Physical Sciences
Course # Course Description    
and Synthetic Fossil Fuels
CHE 705 Study of U.S. and foreign
reserves of coal, oil, and natural gas. Petroleum processing and refining.
Coal, oil shale, and tar sand. Gasification and liquefaction of coal. Lab.
and Environment
CHE410 Energy supply in this country
and the world; conventional fuel reserves: coal, oil, natural gas;
alternative sources: nuclear, solar, geothermal, et. Forecasts and strategies
to meet needs. Environmental pollution, sources, and economic and
environmental impacts. Methods for pollution control. Regulatory standards
for environmental protection. Prereq: good background in high school
chemistry. Honors option.
CHE761 Immobilized enzyme technology,
microbial biomass production, transport phenomena in microbial systems,
biological reactor design, process instrumentation and control, applications
in separation and purification processes. Lab.
to Nuclear Engineering
CHE 712 Development of nuclear reactors;
binding-energy; radioactivity; elements of nuclear reactor theory;
engineering problems of heat transfer, fluid flow, materials selection, and
shielding; environmental impacts.
Fundamentals of Air Pollution and Its Control CHE 809 The origin and fate of air pollutants. Fundamentals of atmospheric meteorology, chemistry, and dispersion phenomena. Control of air pollutants and the related equipment.    
to Civil Engineering
CIE 402 Introduction to the civil
engineering profession: structural, geotechnical, water resources, materials,
and environmental. Overviews the civil project process including the creative
design process, teamwork, bidding and construction. The relationship between
civil engineering works and society including ethics, earthquakes, failures,
successful signature structures, current events, and professional licensure.
The production of professional engineering documents including writing tasks
and calculations sets. Campus resources, the University system, and
relationship between required curriculum, student objectives, and the civil
engineering profession. Introduction to spreadsheet software, data analysis,
and probability and statistics.
and Mapping
CIE 505 Principles of land measurements
by ground, photogrammetric and satellite methods to model the environment.
Application of theory of measurements to perform and adjust engineering
survey. Conformal mapping and its application to state plane coordinates. Digital
mapping and Geographic Information Systems. Construction and cadastral
surveying. Pre- or Coreq: MATH 425 or permission. Lab. Writing intensive.
Soil Mechanics CIE 665 Soil classification and physical properties. Permeability, compressibility, consolidation, and shearing resistance are related to the behavior of soils subjected to various loading conditions. Prereq: CIE 622, 642, CIE/ENE major; or permission. Lab.    
Engineering Hydrology CIE 745 and 845 Hydrologic cycle, probability theory related to hydrology and the design of water resources structures, water flow, flood discharge prediction, hydrograph development, hydraulic and hydrologic river routing, reservoir routing, theory of storage, reservoir operations, hydropower development, modeling of watershed hydrology with program HEC-1, HEC-HMS, multipurpose projects.    
Ecohydrology CIE 750/850 Introduction to ecohydrological
concepts in terrestrial and riverine systems. Topics include the historical
practices, resource management impacts, hydrologic variability, and the
relationships among water and ecology, vegetation, biology, geomorphology,
and water quality. Prereq: CIE 745 or ESCI 705 or permission.
Transportation Engineering & Planning CIE 754 Fundamental relationships of traffic speed, density, and flow applied to public and private modes of transport. Principles of demand forecasting and urban systems planning. Prereq: permission.    
Environmental Engineering and Processes
CIE 757/857 Introduction to small amplitude
and finite amplitude wave theories. Wave forecasting by significant wave and
wave spectrum method. Coastal processes and shoreline protection. Wave forces
and wave-structure interaction. Design of coastal structures. Introduction to
mathematical and physical modeling. Prereq: CIE 642 or permission.
Management Designs
CIE 758 and 858 Historic review of stormwater
management leading up to the current regulatory framework. Overview of
stormwater management strategies, strategy selection, and the targeting of
specific contaminants, contaminant removal efficiencies, construction and
site selection, and system maintenance. Hydrologic concepts including
watershed and storm characteristics, design hydrology (peak flows, storm and
treatment volumes), hydrograph routing, and critical review of hydrology and
drainage reports. Design and sizing of treatment systems including:
conventional, BMPs, low impact development, and manufactured devices.
Rainfall runoff calculations with US SCS TR55 model. Prereq: CIE 642 or
permission. Also run as CIE 858
CIE 759 and 859 The assessment, planning,
design, engineering, and monitoring of stream and watershed practices
intended to protect and restore the quality and quantity of flowing surface
waters and stream corridors. Lecture material covers hydrology,
geomorphology, and ecosystems, with the intent of understanding the variables
associated with stream systems and their interplay. Students measure field
variables and then are challenged with actual designs. Examples of stream
restoration issues include: in-stream flow, dam removal, induced recharge,
improvements to fish habitat, and channel stabilization.
CIE 766/ 866 Soil composition and structure;
hydrogeology; attenuation and contaminant transport; containment design
including landfills, geo-synthetics for liners and covers, leachate
collection systems, vertical cutoff walls and stability analyses;
geo-environmental site characterization and investigation using geotechnical
and geophysical methods; ground water, soil and gas monitoring and sampling;
remediation including in situ and ex situ techniques and treatment methods.
Prereq: CIE 665 or permission. Also as CIE 866
River Mechanics CIE 942 Geomorphic principles, erosion and sediment transport problems, sediment transport mechanics in open channels, sediment measurement techniques, sediment sources and yields, control methods, effects of structures on riverine systems, design of hydraulic structures. Prereq: CIE 642 or permission.    
Field Seminar
ESCI 400 A field introduction for new or
prospective majors to New Hampshire's mountains, rivers, estuaries, and
beaches. Field excursions (approximately five) are scheduled on Friday
afternoons. Cr/F.
ESCI 401 In this course we study the
minerals, rocks and fluids which make up the Earth; the landforms on the
surface of the Earth such as mountains, flood plains and straovolcanoes; and
processes such volcanism, earthquakes, erosion and glaciation that create and
alter them. The rock cycle and plate tectonics are used to integrate activity
at the surface of the Earth with processes in the Earth's interior. Campus
field exercises. Special fee. Lab. Students may not receive credit for both
ESCI 401 and ESCI 409.
ESCI 402 Course provides knowledge and
skills necessary to interpret, understand, and appreciate the Earth's 4.6
billion-year history. The first third of the course introduces basic
principles, including geological materials, plate tectonics, geological time,
fossil preservation, and biological evolution. The remainder of the course
tells the story of Earth history through case studies that illustrate
scientific methods used to reconstruct critical events in our planet's
evolution through time. Topics include the origin of the Earth, the Cambrian
explosion of life, building of the Appalachians, assembly of Pangaea, the
rise and fall of dinosaurs, the formation of the Rocky Mountains, mammalian
evolution, human origins, and Pleistocene glaciation. Students gain experience
in making geological observations through laboratory exercises and during one
afternoon field trip. Special fee. Lab.
and the Environment
ESCI 409 Environmental impact of geologic
processes; natural hazards, landslides, earthquakes, volcanoes, flooding,
erosion, and sedimentation; land exploitation and site investigations;
environmental considerations of water-supply problems; the recovery of energy
and mineral resources. Special fee. Lab. Students may not receive credit for
both ESCI 401 and ESCI 409.
Water -
How Much is Enough?
ESCI 444 The natural distribution of
water is not adequate to sustain modern civilization. As water mining and
redistribution projects continue to grow in number and size, so do the
concomitant stresses on the environment. Through a detailed look at the
unique properties of water and the processes that drive the earth's
hydrologic cycle; this course will explore the concepts of water stress,
water scarcity, and safe yield.
to Oceanography
ESCI 501 Introduces students to the four
oceanographic disciplines: the geology of the ocean basins, including the
creation of oceans and continents. The physics of the seas, including the
origin of the ocean currents and their effect on the Earth's climate. The chemistry
of the ocean waters, including how the distribution of elements reflects
circulation and biology. The life in the ocean, including animals, plants and
microbes, and humanity's influence on them. Special fee. Lab.
to Climate
ESCI 514 The climate as a system
controlled by the fluid, chemical, geological, and biological dynamics of the
earth. Investigation of natural and man-made climate change over the period
of 100 to 100 million years, including the greenhouse effects, tectonic climate
forcing, astronomic (Milankovich) cycles, deep ocean circulation, and
biological feedback. How past climate is measured. Prereq: one introductory
course in Earth Sciences or permission.
Field Methods
ESCI 530 An introduction to basic
geologic field mapping of bedrock and surficial materials using pace and
compass, surveying and GPS techniques. Observational data plotted on
topographic maps and/or aerial photographs, accompanied with stratigraphic
measurements and sampling sites where appropriate, provide the basis for
interpretative maps, cross sections and written reports and a field context
for more advanced Earth sciences course work and independent research. One
weekend field trip to western or northern New England. Prereq: ESCI 401 or
409, 402. Special fee. Writing intensive.
in Environmental Sciences
ESCI 534 Elementary mapping and
monitoring methods. Map interpretation, preparation of maps; survey
techniques including pace and compass, leveling, and global positioning
systems; environmental monitoring. Field lab. Cannot receive credit if taken
after receiving credit for ESCI 530 or NR 542. Special fee.
ESCI 561 Course focuses on the processes
that shape the Earth's surface. Lectures discuss the development of
landscapes in a wide variety of climatic and geologic settings, with an
emphasis on understanding the process mechanics that create landforms and
surficial deposits. Labs involve topographic map interpretation, geomorphic
data analysis, and short field exercises. Course incorporates one weekend
field trip that explores the landscapes of Cape Cod. Students also gain
practical experience in geomorphic research by teaming up and completing a
required lab- or field-based project. Prereq: ESCI 401, 402, or permission.
Lab. Special fee.
ESCI 595 Special topics by means of
lectures, conferences, assigned readings, and/or field or laboratory work in
the areas of geology, hydrology, or oceanography. May be repeated up to a
maximum of 8 credits.
ESCI 596 Special topics by means of
lectures, conferences, assigned readings, and/or field or laboratory work in
the areas of geology, hydrology, or oceanography. May be repeated up to a
maximum of 8 credits.
Paleontology ESCI 652 Use of the fossil record to
address current problems in Earth history, paleoecology, and evolutionary
biology. Examples are drawn from both vertebrates and invertebrates. Lab
combines analytical paleontological methods with a systematic survey of
important fossil groups. Prereq: ESCI 402 or permission. Special fee. Lab.
Fate and
Transport in the Environment
ESCI 654 Introduces the basic processes
controlling the migration and transformation of chemicals in surface water,
groundwater, and the atmosphere; basic models of advection, dispersion,
retardation, and attenuation. Prereq: CHEM 404, MATH 426.
of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Dynamics
ESCI 658 Introduces the basic elements of
kinematics and dynamics, relevant to processes important in earth, ocean, and
atmospheric sciences. Reviews particle dynamics and introduces continuum
mechanics of the solid earth, hydrologic, and environmental fluid systems.
Includes biweekly laboratories and homework problem recitation sessions.
Prereq: MATH 426, PHYS 407.
Quantitative Methods for the Earth Sciences ESCI 658 Introduces quantitative tools necessary for upper level Earth Science courses. Includes basic statistical descriptions of spatially and temporally varying data, curve fitting, and time-series analysis with emphasis on atmospheric, oceanic and terresterial data sets. Students learn to construct simple numerical models of Earth Systems. Instruction in data and analysis and modeling in Matlab. Prereq: MATH 426, and ESCI 401, 402 or 501; or permission.    
of Hydrology
ESCI 705 Basic physical principles
important in the land phase of the hydrologic cycle, including precipitation,
snowmelt, infiltration and soil physics, evapotransportation, and surface and
subsurface flow to streams. Problems of measurement and aspects of statistical
treatment of hydrologic data. Field trips. Prereq: MATH 425 (or MATH 424) and
PHYS 402. Special fee. Lab. Writing intensive.
ESCI 710/810 Principles for fluid flow in
porous media with emphasis on occurrence, location, and development of
groundwater but with consideration of groundwater as a transporting medium.
Major topics include well hydraulics, regional groundwater flow, exploration
techniques, and chemical quality. Laboratory exercises involve use of fluid,
electrical, and digital computer models to illustrate key concepts. Prereq:
ESCI 705 or permission. Special fee. Lab.
Atmospheric Chemistry
ESCI 715/815 Introduction to the principles
of atmospheric chemistry and their relationship to biogeochemical cycles,
climate, and global change. Focus is on understanding the basic physical and
chemical processes that determine the trace gas distribution in the global
troposphere. An introduction to atmospheric vertical structure and global
circulation dynamics provides the foundation. Then chemical cycles of
important C, S, N molecules are examined, including their possible
perturbation by human activities. Basic photochemical processes are outlined,
particularly with respect to reactive nitrogen, hydrocarbons, and the
production/destruction of ozone. Prereq: one year chemistry.
Aerosol and Precipitation Chemistry
ESCI 716 Describes and examines the
processes determining the chemical and physical characteristics of
atmospheric aerosol particles and precipitation. Important foci include the
role of aerosol particles in the long-range transport and deposition of
geochemical materials, optical properties of these particles and their impact
on the global radiative balance, cloud mirco-physical processes relevant to
both radiative effects and precipitation scavenging, and heterogeneous
reactions at the solid-liquid, solid-gas, and liquid-gas interfaces in the
atmosphere. Major segments of the course are devoted to the removal of gases
and particles from the atmosphere by wet and dry deposition processes.
Focuses on processes active in the troposphere, but important differences
between the troposphere and stratosphere, radiative effects of stratospheric
aerosol particles, and exchange between the troposphere and stratosphere are
addressed. Prereq: one year college chemistry or permission.
Hydrology I
ESCI 717 Focus on the numerous roles of
water in the Earth system. Topics include the global water cycle, impacts of
the greenhouse effect and other anthropogenic disturbances, hydrologic
modeling, soil-vegetation-atmosphere transfer schemes, water quality, GIS and
water-related remote sensing tools, global freshwater resources. Course is
organized around formal lectures, in-class discussion, student presentations,
class projects. Prereq: ESCI 705 or permission. (Offered alternate years.)
Hydrology II
ESCI 718 A continuation of ESCI 717.
Students and instructor jointly select a research topic in macro-scale
hydrology to be analyzed in-depth during the course of the semester. A
primary goal is the preparation of a manuscript for publication in a refereed
scientific journal. Extensive library research, reading of recent and
relevant scientific literature, technical analysis and writing. Prereq: ESCI
717. (Offered alternate years.)
Geochemistry ESCI 741 Course focuses on the
application of chemical principles to solve problems in the Earth sciences.
Students learn the chemical tools of thermodynamics and kinetics, element
partitioning, conservation of mass, and isotope geochemistry. Explore
geochemical properties/processes in the deep Earth and the Earth surface,
atmosphere and marine systems, and cosmo-chemistry and investigate the
interactions between these components of the Earth system. Prereq: ESCI 512
or permission. Lab. Writing intensive.
ESCI 750 Biological processes of the
oceans, including primary and secondary production, trophodynamics, plankton
diversity, zooplankton ecology, ecosystems and global ocean dynamics. Field
trips on R/V Gulf Challenger and to the Jackson Estuarine Laboratory. Prereq:
one year of biology or permission of the instructor. (Also offered as ZOOL
750.) Special fee. Lab. (Not offered every year.)
ESCI 752 Water structure, chemical
composition and equilibrium models, gas exchange, biological effects on
chemistry, trace metals, and analytical methods. Prereq: permission. Optional
1 credit lab (see ESCI 752L).
Physical Oceanography
ESCI 758 Descriptive treatment of
atmosphere-ocean interaction; general wind-driven and thermo-haline ocean
circulation; waves and tides; continental shelf and near-shore processes;
instrumentation and methods used in ocean research. Simplified conceptual
models demonstrate the important principles. Prereq: college physics; ESCI
501;/or permission.
ESCI 762 Course provides a survey of
glacier dynamics and processes, with an emphasis on understanding the origin
and significance of glacial deposits and landforms. The first half of the
course examines the physics of glaciers, and the second half focuses on glacial
geologic processes. Lectures discuss glaciers and ice sheets as key agents of
large-scale geomorphic change, as well as their central role in the Earth's
past and present climate system. Labs involve analysis of glaciological data,
glacial-geologic map interpretation, and short field exercises. Course
incorporates one mandatory weekend field trip that explores the glacial
landscapes of New England. Prereq: ESCI 561 or permission. Special fee. Lab.
Writing intensive.
Analysis in Earth System Science
ESCI 764 Analytical and numerical methods
used to understand geospatial and time series data sets encountered in Earth
system science research. Students develop skills in data analysis, primarily
through writing and modifying their own computer programs, focused on
particular aspects of real data sets. Understanding various data types,
formats, and projections, and how to handle them, are also covered. Prereq:
one year calculus, one year chemistry, basic statistics;/or permission.
Paleoclimatology ESCI 765 Course reviews the study of past
changes in the Earth's climate system. Main discussion topics include
astronomical theories of ice ages, Quaternary dating methods, Antarctic and
Greenland ice core records, greenhouse gases, marine-based climate proxies,
glacial mega-floods, and linkages between ocean circulation and abrupt
climate change. Emphasis on climate variability during the Quaternary period
(the last approximately 1.8 million years), a time interval dominated by
cycles of global glaciation. Lectures include discussion of recent and
emerging scientific papers in order to keep pace with the latest findings in
paleoclimatic research. Writing intensive.
of Ocean Mapping
ESCI 770 Introduces the principles and
practice of hydrography and ocean mapping. Methods for the measurement and
definition of the configuration of the bottoms and adjacent land areas of
oceans, lakes, rivers, estuaries, harbors and other water areas, and the tides
or water levels and currents that occur in those bodies of water. Prereq:
PHYS 407-408. (Also listed as OE 770.) Lab.
and Positioning for Ocean Mapping
ESCI 771 The science and technology of
acquiring, managing, and displaying geographically-referenced information;
the size and shape of the earth, datums and projections; determination of
precise positioning of points on the earth and the sea, including classical
terrestrial-based methods and satellite-based methods; shoreline mapping,
nautical charting and electronic charts. Prereq: MATH 426, PHYS 408. (Also
listed as OE 771.)
in Earth System Sciences
ESCI 795 Geologic, hydrologic, and
oceanographic problems and independent studies by means of conferences,
assigned readings, and field or laboratory work fitted by ESCI faculty to
individual student needs; or new or specialized courses. Topics include
geochemistry; geomorphology; geophysics; glaciology; groundwater; structural
and regional geology; crystallography; mineralogy; petrology; thermodynamics;
ore deposits; earth resource policy; paleontology; sedimentation;
stratigraphy; water resources management; chemical, physical, and geological
oceanography; earth systems. Also, senior synthesis and earth science
teaching methods.
Technology from Nature
ECE 444 Bionics is the study of living
systems with the intention of applying their principles to the design of
useful technology for mankind. Students learn strategies to discover
bio-inspired technology. The student investigates the fields of bio-inspired
cyborgs, defense and attack mechanisms in biology leading to military
applications including non-lethal weapons, bio-inspired sensors including
brain-computer interfaces, bio-inspired robots, and animal and plants that
generate energy for technology. Writing Intensive. Laboratory.
Engineering Lectures I
ENE 400 Introduces the profession, the
environmental engineer as planner, designer, problem solver, and
interdisciplinary team player; and the goals of the environmental engineering
curriculum. Lectures by faculty and practitioners. Introduction to computer
skills required for environmental engineering. Engineering ethics. Cr/F.
Engineering Lectures II
ENE 401 Introduces the concept of
integrated design and project planning and management in environmental
engineering. Field trips to environmental engineering sites and projects.
Prereq: ENE 400. Cr/F.
Seminar ENE 521 1 credit. Introduces the
fundamentals of environmental and occupational health, water quality
modeling, and atmospheric systems and air pollution control. Prereq: ENE 520,
MATH 426, CHEM 404, PHYS 407.
Aspects of Environmental Engineering
ENE 645 Application of fundamental
concepts of mass balance in treatment processes. Physical, chemical, and
biological aspects of pollution control, and design concepts for operations
and processes used in environmental engineering are discussed. Concepts of
engineering ethics are presented. Students participate in a design project
that involves an oral presentation and written report. Prereq: CHEM 404, CIE
642, ENE 520; or permission. Writing intensive
Experience in Environmental Engineering
ENE 696 Based on appropriate
career-oriented work experience in environmental engineering. Student can get
one credit for field experience. A written final report is required as well
as permission of student's adviser.
in Environmental Engineering
ENE 697 Off-campus work in the
environmental engineering field for on-the-job skill development. Needs to be
supervised by an environmental engineering faculty member; and a proposal for
the internship must be submitted and have permission of the ENE faculty prior
to the start of the internship. Prereq: permission. IA (continuous grading).
of Air Pollution and its Control
ENE 709 The origin and fate of air
pollutants. Fundamentals of atmospheric meteorology, chemistry, and
dispersion phenomena. Control of air pollutants and the related equipment.
Current issues. Prereq: MATH 527; CHEM 404. Lab.
Health Engineering
ENE 740 Proper application of
environmental engineering and sanitation principles in disease prevention and
control is discussed. Special emphasis given to rural communities and areas
of the world where communicable and related diseases have not yet been
brought under control, and to what can happen in the more advanced countries
when basic sanitary safeguards are relaxed. Topics covered: vector-borne
diseases and control, safe water supply development and treatment, and
on-site wastewater disposal systems. Prereq: MATH 425, ENE 520.
and Hazardous Waste Engineering
ENE 742/CIE 842 A thorough examination of the
problems that exist in hazardous and solid waste management are presented in
terms of the current regulations and engineering approaches used to develop
solutions. Topics include risk-based decision making, transport and fate of
contaminants, and the fundamental physical, chemical, and biological
concepts, which make up the basis for technological solutions to these waste
management problems. Case studies are used throughout the course to highlight
key concepts and provide real-world examples. Pre- or Coreq: ENE 645 or
Sampling and Analysis
ENE 743 Theory of analytical and
sampling techniques used in environmental engineering. Topics include
potentiometry, spectroscopy, chromatography, automated analysis, quality
control, sampling design, and collection methods. Methods discussed in
lecture are demonstrated in labs. Prereq: CHEM 404 and ENE 645 or permission.
Lab. Writing intensive.
Treatment Design
ENE 744 Selection, design, and
evaluation of advanced unit processes employed in physicochemical treatment
of waters, wastewaters, and hazardous wastes. Discusses preparation of
alternative designs and economic analysis. Emphasizes treatment schemes based
on experimental laboratory or pilot studies. Prereq: ENE 645, 749 or
permission. Lab.
Engineering Design
ENE 746 Selection, design, and
evaluation of unit processes employed in biological treatment of waters,
wastewaters, and hazardous wastes. Preparation of engineering reports,
including developing design alternatives and economic analysis, is required.
Prereq: ENE 645 and ENE 756 or permission. Writing intensive.
to Marine Pollution and Control
ENE 747/CIE 847 Introduces the sources, effects,
and control of pollutants in the marine environment. Dynamic and kinetic
modeling; ocean disposal of on-shore wastes, shipboard wastes, solid wastes,
dredge spoils, and radioactive wastes; and oil spills. Prereq: ENE 645 or
and Hazardous Waste Design
ENE 748 Selection, design, and
evaluation of unit processes employed in the treatment of solid wastes and
hazardous wastes will be studied. Topics include design of materials recovery
facilities, landfills, waste-to-energy facilities and hazardous waste site
remedial technologies. A group term project taken from a real-world project
will be required. An oral presentation by the group and preparation of a
final written engineering report including alternative evaluation, permits,
scheduling and economic analysis will be required from each group. Prereq:
ENE 742 or permission. Writing intensive.
Dynamics and Control
ENE 752 Dynamic behavior of chemical
engineering processes described by differential equations, feedback control
concepts and techniques, stability analysis, application in pollution
control. Lab. (Also listed as CHE 752.)
Engineering Microbiology
ENE 756/CIE 856 Concepts of environmental
engineering microbiology. Topics include taxonomy of species important in
environmental engineering processes; microbial metabolism, interaction, and
growth kinetics in environmental treatment processes; biogeochemical cycling
in water; and effects of environmental parameters on environmental
engineering microbial processes. Laboratories focus on microbiological
methods and laboratory-scale biological treatment experiments. Prereq: ENE
520 and CIE 642 or permission. Lab. Writing intensive.
Processes for Water and Air Quality Control
ENE 772 Origin and characterization of
pollutants. Controls, including filtration, sedimentation, coagulation and
flocculation, absorption and adsorption. Applied fluid mechanics, mass
transfer, and kinetics. Thermal pollution, chemical treatment, oil spills on water,
and aeration. Lab.
to Project Planning and Design
ENE 784 Part one of a two part sequence.
Student groups develop a project statement to address a significant
environmental engineering system design. Each team prepares a project plan to
be executed in ENE 788, part two of this sequence. Cr/F.
Planning and Design
ENE 788 Student groups formed in
multidisciplinary design teams to prepare a design plan for a large-scale
environmental engineering system including consideration of budgetary
constraints, regulatory requirements, and environmental impacts. Each team
prepares a final written report and gives a formal presentation. Prereq:
senior environmental engineering major or permission. Writing intensive.
Seminar and Practicum in Environmental Education ENED 900 This course is the capstone experience for students in the MA Program in Environmental Education. It combines a field placement in environment education with a Practicum Seminar to give students the opportunity to put what they have learned into practice in a context that is appropriate for their professional development and career goals. The Practicum also provides students with support in completing the Program Portfolio requirement for the master's degree.    
of Stuff
MS 401 Materials Science is a
relatively new and fast growing field that studies all types of materials,
including metals, ceramics, polymers, semiconductors, and composites.
Material Science explores how stuff is put together, how to change stuff and
make it better, the properties and applications of stuff, and even how to
make totally brand new stuff. This course explores materials from various
topic areas, including sports, forensics, medicine and health, fashion,
architecture and construction, music and art, food and transportation from
the perspective of materials science. Students explore additional materials
independently as well as practice the process of science through simple
experimentation and data analysis. Special fee.
and Misconceptions about Nuclear Science
PHYS 444 The discoveries of nuclear
physics have spawned the nuclear power plant and bomb, but also many far
reaching, though less recognized applications of nuclear science in medicine,
research, and our everyday lives. This course examines the underlying physics
of nuclear science, the resulting technological applications and dangers, and
some of the implications for public policy. In the process, we dispel many of
the popular myths and misconceptions that surround nuclear science and
radiation in the public's mind and the media. You may be surprised! Topics
are wide ranging and inherently interdisciplinary. They include nuclear
stability and radioactivity, natural sources of radioactivity, the effects of
radiation on living things, particularly people, nuclear medicine, nuclear
science in fields such as biology, archeology, geology and engineering,
nuclear chain reactions, nuclear reactors and energy, nuclear accidents,
radioactive waste, nuclear weapons and proliferation, nuclear energy in
stars, and the origin of the elements. Be prepared to actively participate.
Ocean Research Project
TECH 797 Students work as members of
interdisciplinary project teams on contemporary ocean-related problems under
the guidance of a faculty adviser. Student team defines problem, prepares a
budget, conducts literature surveys, engages in dialogue with experts in the
community, deals with vendors, designs, and builds a working engineering
model, gathers analyzes scientific data or conducts a comprehensive study,
makes interim reports, and defends the results before a jury of experts.
Prereq: normally senior standing and permission of the program director. A
yearlong effort: 2 credits each semester, 4 credits total, an IA (continuous
course) grade given at the end of the first semester. Writing intensive.
College of Liberal Arts
Course # Course Description    
Orleans: Place, Meaning, and Context
AMST 444B Course uses literature, essays,
film, music, debate, and discussion, to explore the topics of place, history,
people, politics, art and literature, and music. Lectures, discussion,
assignments, and group projects will touch on issues regarding race, poverty,
power, social mobility, gender roles, crime, corruption, energy, and the
environment. Writing intensive.
Behind Everyday Life
AMST 444D This interdisciplinary course
focuses on the history and culture of the United States at the turn into the
twentieth century: the period from 1885-1915. Emphasis is as much on the
methods of historical studies as on the material itself: we'll approach culture
from a variety of different disciplines: history, sociology, literature, art,
architecture, music, film. Writing intensive.
to American Studies
AMST 501 An introduction to the basic
methods used in the interdisciplinary study of history, literature, arts, and
other aspects of the life and culture in the United States, with a special
focus on a local New England sub-region: the Piscataqua river, Manchester,
Boston, Portland, and the White Mountains, with an emphasis on the
multiracial, multilingual, and multiethnic nature of New England culture.
Disciplinary approaches drawn from literature, history, environmental
studies, folklore, material culture, art history, architecture, film,
anthropology, and sociology. May include guest lectures, field work, trips.
Required for students minoring in American studies. Writing intensive.
to African American Literature and Culture
AMST 502 An introduction to
African-American literature in the context of a variety of cultural
perspectives. Course topics may include: major writers, literary genres,
historical periods, Harlem Renaissance, Black Arts Movement, fine and folk
arts, religion, music, and film. (Also offered as ENGL 517.) Writing
and American Culture
AMST 604 Interdisciplinary study of the
perception, representation, and/or construction of nature. Topics vary from
year to year and may include: landscapes in nineteenth-century literature and
art, colonial mapping of the Americas (traditions of writing and cartography),
Native American traditions of land perception, and the twentieth-century
emergence of eco-criticism. Writing intensive.
Artists and Writers 1850-Present
AMST 608 Studies the impact of gender on
the lives and works of selected American artists. Considers lesser known
figures such as Fannie Fern, Lily Martin Spencer, and Mary Hallock Foote as
well as better known artists such as Willa Cather and Georgia O'Keefe. Prereq:
permission, or one of the following: WS 401, HIST 566, ENGL 585, 586, 685,
785, or a 600-level art history course. (Also offered as ARTS 608, ENGL 608,
HIST 608, and HUMA 608.) Not offered every year. Writing intensive.
American Experience in the 20th Century
AMST 609 Investigates the music,
literature, and social history of African American America in the period of
the Harlem Renaissance, in the Great Depression, World War II, and in the
1960's. Special attention to the theme of accommodation with and rejection of
dominant white culture. (Also offered as ENGL 609, HUMA 609.) Writing
England Culture
AMST 610 An interdisciplinary course
investigating some of the major contributions New England has made to
American life. Focuses on periods such as the Puritan era 1620-90), the
Transcendentalist period (1830-1860), late nineteenth-century industrialism,
and the contemporary era. New England places are also featured, such as
Boston, Newport, Salem, the Connecticut River Valley, and rural northern New
England. Course materials are drawn from the literature, history, art
history, and material culture. (Also listed as ARTS 610, ENGL 610, HIST 610,
HUMA 610.) Writing intensive.
Periods in
American Culture 
AMST 612 Intensive multidisciplinary
study of the art, literature, material culture, and the social, political,
and cultural movements of a specific period in the American past. Periods
vary from year to year. Examples: the 1890's, the 1690's, the 1770's, the 1950's.
May be repeated for credit if subject matter is different.
American Studies Topics
AMST 614 The multidisciplinary study of
the histories, cultures, and representations of indigenous peoples. Topics
vary and may include Native American/Euro-American interactions under
colonialism, the so-called "Era of Assimilation," and contemporary
issues of sovereignty. May be repeated for a maximum of 8 credits if the
subject matter is different.
American Studies Topics
AMST 615 The multidisciplinary study of
Asian American literature, culture, theory, and history. Perspectives may be
drawn from gender studies, anthropology, cultural studies, film studies, and
medicine. Topics vary and may include the study of contemporary fiction and
film, representations of gender, of race and cultural pathologies, and of the
ethnic body. May be repeated for a maximum of 8 credits if the subject matter
is different.
in American Studies
AMST 620 Supervised internship with a
governmental agency, private corporation, philanthropic institution, library,
archives, museum, historical society, publishing company, or other
institution seeking individuals interested in historical research, community
development, or careers in education. Repeatable for a maximum of 8 credits.
Permission required. Cr/F.
American Environmental Philosophy
AMST 665 Applying the philosophical
theory underlying environmental studies and approaches to environmental
conservation. Students conduct critiques of extensive readings and write
papers creatively analyzing aspects of selected philosophical works. Major
research manuscript required. (Also offered as NR 665.) Writing intensive.
Topics in American Studies
AMST 696 Focused study of an issue,
problem, or theme in American Studies. Topics vary. For example: Black
Protest in the 1960's, the rise of consumer culture, domestic art, architecture and
suburban planning. Barring duplication of subject,
course may be repeated for credit. For details see the coordinator. Prereq:
AMST 501, and another AMST course, or permission. Writing intensive.
in American Studies
AMST 697 Open to qualified juniors and
seniors, with permission of the coordinator and the instructor. Intensive
study of a specialized topic that varies from year to year. Enrollment in the
seminar is limited to 15 so that all students can take an active part in the
discussion and work closely with the instructor on their papers. Barring
duplication of subject, course may be repeated for credit. For details see
the coordinator. Prereq: a grade of B or better in AMST 501, completion of at
least two other courses in the minor, permission. Not offered every year.
Perspectives on the Human Condition: An Introduction to Anthropology
ANTH 411 By providing a global
perspective on the human experience, this course helps us think about the
issues that confront students as citizens of the world. Gleaning lessons from
cultures past and present this course examines what it means to be human.
Whether humans are violent or peace-loving, egalitarian or hierarchical is
linked to specific ways of life, rather than reflecting a fixed human nature.
The course examines the economic, political, and social forces that shape
human behavior and the global forces that people around the world currently
confront. From an anthropological perspective it addresses pressing social
issues such as sustainable development, hunger and poverty, population
growth, religion and changing world views, racism, urbanization, co
modification, and movements for social co modification, and movements for
social justice
Global Perspectives on the Human Condition: An Introduction to Anthropology
ANTH 411H By providing a global
perspective on the human experience, this course helps us think about the
issues that confront students as citizens of the world. Gleaning lessons from
cultures past and present this course examines what it means to be human.
Whether humans are violent or peace-loving, egalitarian or hierarchical is
linked to specific ways of life, rather than reflecting a fixed human nature.
The course examines the economic, political, and social forces that shape
human behavior and the global forces that people around the world currently
confront. From an anthropological perspective it addresses pressing social
issues such as sustainable development, hunger and poverty, population
growth, religion and changing world views, racism, urbanization, co
modification, and movements for social co modification, and movements for
social justice
to Race, Culture, and Power
ANTH 450 Race, culture, and power
intersect at a social space where those in that space experience differing
opportunities and access to social and economic privileges, resources, and
power. This course explains the way race functions today as a social and
cultural category to justify systematic inequality and differences in power
and to obscure the functioning of the global economy. The course draws on
emerging literature on Blackness, Whiteness, and Minorities and on analyses
of the differential implementation of social welfare policies in the United
States. (Also listed as INCO 450.)
and Cultures of the World
ANTH 500 A) North America; B) South
America; C) Middle East and North Africa; D) Sub-Saharan Africa; E) South
Asia; F) Southeast Asia; G) Oceania; I) Caribbean; Z) Other. Characteristic
ecological, historical, and socio-cultural factors in the major ethnographic regions
of the globe. Analysis of selected societies and institutions. Offered in the
following sections as staff is available and student needs dictate. North
America: Study of the economy, society, religion, art, and ideas of North
American Indians from pre-colonial times to the present. South America: A
survey of the indigenous cultures and selected studies of the relationship
between environment and culture. Changes in culture and social organizations
since the 16th century will be considered where historical data permit.
Middle East and North Africa: The role of ecological, social, cultural, and
historical factors in shaping Middle Eastern and North African culture today.
Special attention will be paid to family, values, and religion; to nomadic, village,
and urban ways of life; and to issues of unity, diversity, colonialism, and
culture change. Sub-Saharan Africa: Study of Sub-Saharan economy, society,
and culture from pre-colonial times to the present. South Asia: Emphasis on
India, Sri Lanka, and Nepal. Traditional and changing South Asian cultures,
including caste, family, economy, and religious traditions of Hinduism and
Buddhism. Southeast Asia: Geographical, historical, ethnic, and
socio-cultural factors characteristic of the region. Impact of Indian,
Chinese, Islamic, and European civilizations. Analysis of selected indigenous
social, political, economic, and religious institutions. Oceania: Study of
the economy, society, religion, art, and ideology of Pacific Island cultures
from pre-colonial times to the present. Caribbean: The history and
contemporary situation of diverse cultures of the Caribbean are examined
using ethnography, music, and film. The mixture of cultural roots from
Africa, Europe, and Asia are investigated and the dynamic and fluid nature of
these cultures is stressed. Race as an experience of oppression and
resistance is discussed.
ANTH 501 A) North America; B)
Mesoamerica; C) South America; D) Near East; E) Other. The development of
prehistoric culture in various areas of the world. Offered in the following
sections as staff is available and student needs dictate. North America:
Archaeology of the Indians north of Mexico from earliest evidence of
settlement to European contact. Diversity of cultures from ecological and
evolutionary perspectives. Emphasis on the Eastern Woodlands, the Plains, and
the Southwest. Mesoamerica: Cultural development from earliest cultures
through the Spanish conquest. Emphasis on origins of agriculture and rise of
Olmec, Teotihuacan, Mayan, Toltec, and Aztec civilizations. Stress on factors
critical to the development of complex societies. South America: Cultural
development from earliest migrations through Inca Empire. Focus on major
regions of South America. Consideration of Intermediate Area, Amazon Basin,
and Central Andes as core regions for foundations of civilization. Near East:
From earliest cultures to the development of agriculture and settled village
life. Examines the processes that gave rise to the world's first
Concepts in Anthropology
ANTH 511 This course introduces students
to the core concepts and paradigms of contemporary anthropology. Students
will learn how anthropology approaches the study of family. kinship,
community, gender, economic relationships, political systems, religion,
social change and globalization. Ethnographic material from a variety of
cultures will illustrate the concepts of social structure and the cultural
construction of categories such as race and ethnicity. Foundation course
required of anthropology majors in first year of declaring their major.
Writing intensive.
and Contemporary Issues
ANTH 515 Anthropological approaches to
current world issues such as racism, poverty, religious movements,
revolution, and environmental stress. Selected topics examined in the context
of both western and nonwestern societies.
of Migration
ANTH 520 The question of immigration, an
issue of great concern throughout the world, is addressed along with the
movement of people as a historical, economic, and cultural process. Life
experiences of people in motion are examined. Using case studies, past and present
migrations are compared. The racial, ethnic, and national identities of
migrants are explored. Distinctions between immigrants, refugees, sojourners,
internal and international migration, and legal and undocumented migrants, as
well as the history and current status of attacks on immigrants are
critiqued. While most of the course material is drawn from the U.S.
experience, the perspective on migration is global.
in Popular Culture
ANTH 601 This course explores the
anthropology of popular culture using film, novels, and other media as well
as widely disseminated texts. The course focuses on myths about culture and
human behavior which become part of the global cultural mainstream, and counterposes
popular stereotypes with data from cultural anthropology and archaeology. A)
Native Americans and Popular Culture B) Archaeology and Popular Culture C)
Popular Culture and Physical Anthropology D) Poverty and Popular Culture E)
Gender and Popular Culture F) Other. May be repeated but not in duplicate
Culture, and Society
ANTH 614 This course explores the
different ways that humans have earned their livelihood, from foraging and
agriculture to industrial capitalism. Emphasis is placed on the social and
cultural correlates of different economic strategies, with particular
attention to the consequences of the spread of capitalism. Consideration is
given to issues of equality, gender, sustainability, and the utility and
limits of a "globalization" perspective. Prereq: ANTH 411 and ANTH
511, or permission. Operates on a seminar format. Writing intensive.
Culture, and Society
ANTH 616 Major anthropological theories
of religion; analysis of religious beliefs as symbolic systems and their
interrelations with ritual and other social institutions. Detailed study of
specific religions. Operates on a seminar format. Writing intensive.
in Africa
ANTH 627 Explores the process of
urbanization and describes the creation of urban culture in sub-Saharan
Africa by investigating the effects of urbanization on socio-economic and
cultural conditions. An attempt is made throughout the course to study
urbanization and urban life within the context of broader societal, economic,
cultural, and political relations in order to understand the dynamics
inherent in these processes. Urbanization is discussed in the context of
colonialism, post-colonialism, and other social relations of dependency that
continue to shape urban life and urban-rural relations.
and Culture
ANTH 670 Investigates the relationship
between language and culture and how their interpenetration produces meaning.
Special attention to the issues of class, gender, and ethnicity and the ways
in which inequality is maintained through culturally patterned speech styles
and associated prejudices. Speech communities in the United States are
Development, and Poverty
ANTH 680 This course considers the
phenomenon of globalization, a term that has come into use since the 1980s to
describe the ever-intensifying networks of cross-border human interaction
which increasingly tie the world together. Tracing the relationship between the
increasing interconnectedness of the world, the processes of economic
development and change, and world poverty, the course demonstrates that the
consequences of globalization are neither the same nor positive in every
country. Through the use of case studies of different development processes,
students gain an understanding of why and how globalization is creating
differential effects in different parts of the world. This course is the
first course of a suggested two course sequence, ANTH 680 and ANTH 780.
Writing intensive.
Sexuality and HIV/AIDS in Sub-Saharan Africa
ANTH 685 AIDS is spreading rapidly in
sub-Saharan Africa. Course explores the factors that are behind this rapid
transmission, including poverty, gender inequality, culture and sexuality.
Operates on a seminar format. Writing intensive.
Globalization and Global Population Health ANTH 695 This course considers the phenomenon of globalization and its impact on health of populations across cultures and nations. The term globalization has come into use since the late 1980's to describe the over-intensifying network of cross border human interaction that increasingly ties the world together. At most abstract level, glaobalization is characterized by vast constant movement of capital goods and jobs across borders usually under decisions made by multinational corporations and global financial lending institutions. Studies show that this process of social change tends to increase economic opportunities but without distributing them equally with deleterious consequences on people's health. Writing intensive.    
ANTH 715      
and Routes: Migration and Globalization
ANTH 720 Migrations are changing the
nature of national identities, cultures, and concepts of citizenship. Many
migrants live their lives across borders, keeping their homeland identities
while becoming significant actors in their new lands. At the same time, people
who are the descendants of immigrants are exploring their family genealogies
and discovering their roots. In this course we ask why migration is a global
phenomenon, who is moving, and why. The course compares the new migrations
and life experiences of migrants to the migration of the previous few
centuries as a way of highlighting the nature of contemporary migration and
globalization. We link migration to disparities of wealth and power within
and between states. Prereq: sophomore level, ANTH 411 or an
introductory-level course in social science or history. Operates on a seminar
format, open only to juniors and seniors.
of Globalization
ANTH 780 The central question of the
Anthropology of Globalization is the following: "What is happening to
the life ways of people and identities around the world as a result of
contemporary globalization and why?" To answer this question we begin
the course by exploring the global processes behind images of untouched
cultures presented through tourism. We explore contemporary co modification
of culture. This course develops a definition of globalization by examining
the relationship between contemporary and past periods and processes of
globalization, reviewing the ways in which cultures and identities were
constructed through processes of globalization. We include in our exploration
changing values, social relationships, racial, ethnic, and national
identities, gender constructions, and the nature of social protest. Juniors
and seniors only. (Students are encouraged to first complete ANTH 680,
Globalization, Development, and Poverty.) Operates on a seminar format, open
only to juniors and seniors. Writing intensive.
Topics in Anthropology
ANTH 797 Advanced or specialized courses
presenting material not normally covered in regular course offerings. May be
repeated, but not in duplicate areas. Course descriptions on file in the
department office during registration. A) Social Organization; B) Economic
Anthropology; C) Anthropology of Religion; D) Political Anthropology; E)
Social Impact Analysis; F) Cultural Ecology; G) Prehistoric Archaeology; H)
Historic Archaeology; I) Cultural Resources Conservation; J) Lithic Analysis;
K) Ceramic Analysis; L) Faunal Analysis; M) Human Evolution; N) Human
Variations; O) Anthropological Theory. Prereq: ANTH 411 or 412 (as
appropriate)/ or permission. Operates on a seminar format, open only to
juniors and seniors.
and The Arts
ARTS 444A This seminar explores the impact
of technology, industrialization, and socialism on ideas about the creation
of utopias and dystopias in the twentieth century. Focuses on specific
movements in art, architecture, photography, film, and science fiction--such
as Expressionism, Cubism, Futurism, and the New Urbanism--that demonstrate
either a rejection of the past in order to build a new future, or the
dissolution of the future into chaos. Writing intensive.
Itro to Art History ARTS 480 Analysis of the central forms and meanings of art history through intensive study of selected artists and monuments. Includes works of architecture, sculpture, painting, and the graphic arts. Topics will vary but might include the Parthenon, Chartres Cathedral, Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel ceiling, Rembrandt's self-portraits, Monet's landscapes, Picasso's Guernica, Frank Lloyd Wright's Falling water, Georgia O'Keeffe's abstractions, ukiyo-e prints, and Benin sculpture.    
and Images in Art
ARTS 487 Examination of one or two
central ideas embodied in the imagery of painting, sculpture, architecture,
and other arts across a wide cultural spectrum. Stress on the interconnection
between visual forms and the symbolic and philosophical concepts they express.
Papers and essay examinations are required. A) Classicism and its
Discontents; B) Nature and Culture in Art; C) Primitivism and Modern Art; D)
Major Mythic Images of Women; E) Symbols of Innocence and Experience in the
New World; F) Abstraction and Ideology; H) Portrait, Self, and Society. J)
Themes and Images: 20th Century Europe. Special fee for section J only.
(Section J also listed as ECS 400.) Descriptions of sections available in the
Art and Art History Department Office. No more than one section of the course
may be taken for credit. Writing intensive. Honors option.
Artists of the 19th and 20th Centuries
ARTS 690 Examination of the works of
women artists of the past two centuries. After considering current
scholarship related to some of the theoretical issues involved in studying
art by women, the works of women artists from the Middle Ages through the
early 19th century will be surveyed briefly. Focus will then shift to works
by women artists of the past 150 years and their relationship to and impact
on major movements in modern art. Prereq: one art history and another
appropriate course. Writing intensive.
to Chinese Culture and Society
CHIN 425 Taught in English. Aspects of
the political, social and cultural life of China through readings,
discussion, papers, and film. Strongly recommended for students planning an
Asian Studies minor. Special fee.
and Society in the Ancient World
CLAS 444 This class examines one of the
major issues faced by people throughout history, whether and under what
circumstances an individual should act against the wishes of society. The
great philosophical and historical works of the ancient world shed light not only
on how the Greeks and Romans approached the idea of personal responsibility
but also on the assumptions we today make about human nature and the
relationships on which society depends. No prior knowledge of the ancient
world required. All readings are in English. Writing intensive.
Women in
CLAS 550 The impact of women on society
in Greece and Rome throughout Antiquity. The role of women in public,
religious, and private life as well as their legal status through law codes.
Men's views of women in different literary texts. Especially concentrating on
the few existing texts written by women. All readings are in English. No
prerequisite. Special fee. Writing intensive.
and Persuasion
CMN 456 Introduction to theories of
propaganda and persuasion. Examination of symbolic strategies designed to
secure or resist social and institutional change. Attention given to case
studies of social, political, economic, and religious reformation. Special
consideration of the ethical ramifications of such efforts.
to Group Communication Processes
CMN 503 Introduction to the theoretical
and empirical foundations of group communication processes in a variety of
settings. Comparison of approaches to defining and understanding the
pervasiveness, complexity, and diversity of group communication and
multi-party interaction in the many spheres of social life. Students
undertake hands-on observation, recording, transcription, and analysis of
naturally occurring group communication in and out of class. Prereq: CMN 457
with C or better, or by permission.
of Popular Culture
CMN 505 Locates the development of
popular cultural artifacts and practices within the 20th-century social
history of the U.S. Examines the political-economic forces that underpinned
the commercialization of art, leisure, sports, and other elements of culture
in industrial and postindustrial America. Prereq: CMN 455 with C or better,
or by permission.
and Communication
CMN 583 Consideration of the
construction of gender through various linguistic and non-linguistic
interpersonal communication practices. Topics include linguistic marking of
gender, socialization and communicative management of gender identity,
cultural change and variation in the communicative construction of gender,
the contestation of gender stereotypes through communication, and a critical
examination of theoretical and empirical approaches to gender and
communication. Prereq: CMN 457 with C or better, or by permission.
on Culture and Communication
CMN 680 Critical interpretation of
culture focused on the communication practices and resources of diverse
groups. Examination of the reciprocal relationship between communication
practices, forms of culture, and cultural identity. Exploration of the
conditions necessary for dialogue between differing cultural groups. Emphasis
on the role of communication in constructing race, power, cultural
domination, and globalization. Prereq: CMN 455, 456, and 457 with C or better
and any required 500-level interpersonal studies course with a C- or better,
or by permission. Writing intensive.
Europe ECS 400 Introduction to the European
Cultural Studies major. Outlines the general patterns of change and explores
some of the local themes and variations in different parts of Europe.
Students become aware of the social, political, literary, artistic and
cultural issues that contributed to Europe's identity formation. Special fee.
Be the
Change You Want to See: Active Citizenship in a Multicultural World
EDUC 444B This is a first-year inquiry
course intended primarily for students participating in the Common Purposes
residential living program. The course offers multidisciplinary content
focused on active citizenship in a pluralistic democracy. The primary organizing
concept of the course is community; assignments focus on deliberative
dialogue, public reasoning , collective action, and social justice. The
course is taught as a seminar and includes on-campus and off-campus applied
of Food and Fiber in Third World Countries
EDUC 630 The world food situation and the
role of agriculture and education in development of third-world agrarian
systems. Identifies constraints on food production, technology transfer,
advantages and disadvantages of different agriculture systems, agricultural
marketing, and career opportunities in international agriculture.
Perspectives on the Nature of Education
EDUC 705 2-4 Credits. Students formulate,
develop, and evaluate their own educational principles, standards, and
priorities. Alternative philosophies of education; contemporary issues. A)
Contemporary Educational Perspectives; B) Controversial and Ethical Issues in
Education; D) Concepts of Teaching: Differing Views; E) Curriculum Theory and
Development; F) Readings on Educational Perspectives; G) Philosophy of
Education; I) Education as a Form of Social Control; K) Schooling and the
Rights of Children; L) Education, Inequality, and the Meritocracy; M)
Readings and Philosophies of Outdoor Education; N) Alternative Perspectives
on the Nature of Education; O) Classrooms: The Social Context; P) Teaching:
The Social Context; Q) School and Society. 2-credit and 4-credit courses are
offered. Candidates for teacher licensure must choose either 4-credit course
705A, 705B, or 705Q. Prerequisite for teacher licensure: EDUC 500 and junior
status. Prerequisite for students not seeking teacher licensure: instructor
permission and junior status. Writing intensive.
Teacher Program
EDUC 780 International course involving
teams of teachers from Belize and New England. The program offers teachers in
both countries the opportunity to work collaboratively on developing
effective teaching practices, develop an understanding of each other's cultural
and educational perspectives, extend the experience to other teachers and
students upon return. Special fee.
ENGL 444D Explores the historical causes
and literary effects of emigration from Ireland to other regions in the North
and South Atlantic. Considers the political and economic conditions of
Ireland itself and asks how Irish identities are first formed dialectically
through contact with indigenous others and then nostalgically constituted
through the experience of migration. Writing intensive.
and Tigers and Books
ENGL 444E Course asks students to consider
their personal experience of the relationship between humans and animals in
the light of theoretical investigations from the fields of biology,
psychology, philosophy, literature, and the arts. Students read fundamental cultural
texts (Darwin, Freud, the Bible) and great literary works (Moby Dick,
"The Metamorphosis"), in combination influential contemporary works
(Peter Singer, Animal Liberation) and popular nonfiction works that offer a
multidisciplinary view of human history and identity. Appropriate for
students with ambitions in scientific fields who maintain a strong interest
in the liberal arts. Writing intensive.
ENGL 521 Fiction, poetry, and nonfiction
books on the natural environment. Such books as Thoreau's Walden or Maine
Woods, Leopold's Sand County Almanac, Boston's Outermost House, Dillard's
Pilgrim at Tinker Creek--books by naturalists who observe nature vividly and
knowingly and who write out of their concern for the environment. Writing
to Native American Studies
ENGL 540 Introduces the major critical
and research methods in Native American literature, history, and culture.
Course topics may include literary genres, historical periods, a focus on one
particular tribe or culture area, art, and film. (Also offered as AMST 503.)
Writing intensive.
in America: The African American Experience in the 20th Century
ENGL 609 Investigation of the music,
literature, and social history of African American America in the period of
the Harlem Renaissance, in the Great Depression, World War II, and in the
1960s. Special attention to the theme of accommodation with and rejection of
dominant white culture. (Also offered as AMST 609, HUMA 609.) Writing
to African Literatures in English
ENGL 681 In-depth study of writers,
literary movements, political contexts, and historical pressures that have
shaped and continue to shape African literatures in the colonial and
postcolonial periods. Primary focus on Anglophone texts but possibly some
literature in translation. Writing intensive.
to African American Literature in America
ENGL 690 Selected prose, fiction, drama,
and poetry. Individual works and historical-cultural background. Course
varies from year to year. Writing intensive.
Issues in
ENGL 723 This upper-level seminar focuses
on the shifts in technology and public perception that are changing the
definition of excellence in journalism. Special attention to legal and
ethical issues reshaping journalism's public service role. Prereq: Grade of B
in ENGL 621 and written permission. May be repeated once for credit with
permission of the journalism director. Special fee. Writing intensive.
Topics in
Asian American Studies
ENGL 738 Study of the literature,
history, scholarship, and current thought by and about Asian America.
Representative works from among Japanese Americans, Chinese Americans, Korean
Americans, Southeast Asian Americans, and South Asian Americans. (Also listed
as AMST 615.) Writing intensive.
Indian Literature
ENGL 739 Close study of traditional
and/or contemporary American Indian literature and folklore with historical
and cultural background. Writing intensive.
New England
ENGL 740 An interdisciplinary
introduction to the literatures, histories, and cultures of indigenous people
located in what is now called New England. Course topics may include U.S.
American Indian policy, tribal government structures and resistance, the
history and forms of indigenous literacy, contemporary sovereignty struggles,
popular culture, and film. Curricular activity with regional Native people
required such as a visit to a Native community, work with tribal guest
speakers, participation in a lecture or film series. Special fee. (Also
offered as AMST 611.) Writing intensive.
On Environmental Criticism ENGL 797      
Geography of the Western World
GEOG 401 An introduction to the people,
places, and problems of six Westernized regions of the world -- Europe,
Russia, Latin America, the Caribbean, North America, and Australia and
Oceania. The course emphasizesfive themes: environmental geography,
population and settlement, cultural coherence and diversity, geopolitical
framework, and economic and social development.
Geography of the Non-Western World
GEOG 402 Major culture areas of the
non-Western world and the unique interaction of human and physical phenomena
that produces the distinctive character of these areas. Emphasizes the manner
in which people of different cultures have made use of opportunities and
solved problems existing in the major regions occupied by non-Western
cultures: the Middle East and North Africa, Africa south of the Sahara,
Oriental Asia and the Pacific Islands.
Elements of Weather GEOG 473 Basic principles of weather phenomena and the physical processes underlying these phenomena. Emphasis on weather patterns of New England. Lab.    
of New England
GEOG 510 An introduction to the physical
and human geography of New England, including landforms, climate and
vegetation, population and settlement, urban patterns, culture and identity,
political geography, natural resources, and economic development.
of the United States and Canada
GEOG 514 An introduction to the physical
and human geography of the United States and Canada, including landforms,
climate and biogeography, environmental issues, population and settlement,
culture and identity, political geography, urban patterns, natural resources
and economic development. Course content alternates between topics that are
large in scope and scale, and others that are more narrowly focused.
of the Middle East
GEOG 540 Environmental, cultural,
political-geographic, and ecological foundations of the Middle East. Selected
regional problems and issues, e.g., geographical dimensions of the
Arab-Israeli conflict, oil, urbanization, population growth, and nomadism.
(Not offered every year.)
of Japan
GEOG 541 Examination of Japan's
environmental setting, historical geographic evolution, distinctive cultural
geographic patterns, population and settlement characteristics, internal
spatial differentiation, economic growth, political geographic structure, and
global importance. (Not offered every year.) Writing intensive.
of Sub-Saharan Africa
GEOG 550 Overview of major physical
features and human patterns, with an emphasis on the interaction between
people and place and the dynamic issues and challenges facing contemporary
African societies. Environmental and resource issues, historical impacts on
development, culture and social characteristics, rural and urban
organization, industrialization and trade, and prospects for the future.
of Natural Hazards and Disasters
GEOG 560 A survey of naturally occurring
processes that have an adverse affect on human life, property, and
activities. The environmental setting, mechanics, and geographic distribution
of natural processes that result in human disasters are explored. Topics include
the human response to earthquakes, volcanoes, landslides, severe weather, and
floods. The geographic distribution of vulnerability to hazardous natural
processes is also examined. The human perception of risk is a common theme.
Climatology GEOG 570 General survey of climate
classification and the geographical distribution of climate types,
interpretation and applications of climate data, climate change over geologic
time, and issues of global warming. (Not offered every year.) Prereq: GEOG
473 or ESCI 405.
GEOG 572 Basic principles underlying the
study of landforms. Emphasis is place on their spatial distribution and the
processes that shape the landscape. Special fee. (Not offered every year.)
Geography of the Natural Environment GEOG 572 (01) Provides an introduction to geography of the natural environment, including landforms, weather and climate, water resources, and biogeography. Examines the processes that shape the different elements of the environment and the relationships between them.    
Biogeography GEOG 573 Explores the introductory
concepts of plant geography and biogeography, two interconnected disciplines
that document and explain the changing distributions of plants and animals
from both a spatial and temporal context. Gives equal emphasis to ecology (biomes,
climates, soils), evolution (migration, speciation, dispersal), and applied
biogeography and plant geography.
GEOG 582 Investigates the manner in which
resources and space have been organized for the production of goods and
services: agriculture, the extractive industries, manufacturing, and the
tertiary sector. Empirical studies, theories of location, and location models.
Major contemporary problems and issues in agriculture and food supply, energy
sources, industrial readjustment, and the global economy. (Not offered every
year.) Writing intensive.
GEOG 583 Spatial structure of cities and
the city system. Emphasizes the North American city and its problems: land
use, transportation, political fragmentation, physical environment, and
residential patterns. Trends in urbanization in the developed and developing
worlds. Global cities. (Not offered every year.)
GEOG 584 Interactions between geographic
and political phenomena at the sub-national, national, and international
levels. Emphasis on geographical aspects of current political problems within
and between states. (Not offered every year.) Writing intensive.
of Food
GEOG 588 Explores the geography of what
people eat around the world. Examines the factors that shape food traditions
in particular places and regions, including geographical differences in the
environment, population patterns, cultural characteristics, political processes,
economic conditions, and history. Considers how diets are changing today in
response to globalization and other forces. Emphasis will be on common,
everyday foods eaten by regular people. Organized regionally. Special fee.
Climatology GEOG 670 An introduction to the study of the Earth's climate. Examines the influences on long-term global and regional average temperate and precipitation through climate data interpretation and analysis. Such analysis serves as the basis for climate classification and characterization of climate variability.    
GEOG 673 Survey of the interactions
between humans and earth's physical environments. Attention focused on the
geographical distribution of environmental problems. Topics include resource
utilization, economic factors, population growth, food supplies, and air and
water pollution. (Not offered every year.) Writing intensive.
of Population and Development
GEOG 685 A regional approach to the study
of population geography with concern for the interaction between the focus of
economic growth and the components of population change and development.
Considers the environmental impact of developing trends in the developed and
developing worlds and the relationship of these trends to sustainable growth
and population patterns. Writing intensive.
Economy and Globalization
GEOG 686 Emphasizes the spatial
development of the world economy and the evolution into today's
"globalized" economy. Topical emphasis includes the processes of
global economic production changes, the role of transnational corporations,
and the role of the state in globalization.
Geography of Third World Development GEOG 690 Explores the geography of development in the Third World (Africa, Asia, Latin America, and Oceania). Addresses factors that affect development spatially and temporally. Emphasis on geographic scale (local, national, regional, and global). Students write and present critical thinking papers that address the interactions of development factors at different scales.    
Interpretation and Photogrammetry
GEOG 757 Practical and conceptual
presentation of techniques for using remote, sensing, specifically aerial
photographs, in natural resources. Includes photo measures of scale, area,
parallax and object heights; flight planning; photo geometry; an introduction
to the electromagnetic spectrum; and photo interpretation and mapping.
Concludes with an introduction to digital remote sensing including
multi-spectral scanners, radar, and thermal imagery and a brief discussion of
geographic information systems (GIS). Applications to forestry, wildlife,
land-use planning, earth sciences, soils, hydrology, and engineering. Prereq:
algebra. Special fee. Lab. (Also offered as GEOG 757.)
Information Systems in Natural Resources
GEOG 760 Introduces the use of geographic
information systems (GIS) for use with natural resources including data
input, manipulation, storage, analysis, and display. Accuracy of spatial data
and use of digital elevation models. Discussion of practical applications.
Use of PC Arc/Info software. Prereq: permission. Lab. (Also listed as NR
American History
HIST 505 Experiences, aspirations, and
contributions of black Americans from their ethnic origins in Africa to the
present American crisis in race relations; comparative study of cultures and
institutions. Colonial America to the Civil War. Writing intensive.
History of
New Hampshire
HIST 511 From pre-settlement times to the
present, emphasizing the use of locally available materials and sources.
Writing intensive.
Introduction to Latin America and the Carribean
HIST 531 The thirty-three countries of
the region are important trading partners and resource suppliers for the
United States. Examines the history, culture, politics, economics, social
structures, and the international relationships of this region. Ranges from the
macro-level discussion of economics, to personal and family issues, to key
moments in history, to aspects of local and transnational cultures.
Individual community and country examples illustrate larger processes
affecting the whole region. Stereotypes and generalizations challenged by
stressing the human face of national development, military rule,
democratization, migration, urbanization, color, class, identity, women's
roles, religion, popular culture, sovereignty, revolution, and the impact of
migrants from the region on the United States.
of Industrial America
HIST 612 Investigates the economic
transformation of 19th-century America from a rural, agricultural society to
an urban, industrial one. Explores the sweeping economic changes and focuses
on such topics as change in work and leisure, westward expansion and its effects
on Native Americans, shifts in gender roles, growth of a consumer culture,
rise of the labor unions, Populism, immigration, reform and regulation
movements, growth of American imperialism, and intellectual developments.
Environmental History
HIST 618 Examines how nature has been a
factor in American history and how Americans have wrestled with the concepts
of nature and culture. Topics include industrialization, evolution,
conservationism, environmentalism, and environmental diplomacy.
States Since World War II
HIST 616 United States since 1941;
cultural, political, and social factors causing major changes in American
of Brazil
HIST 631 Brazil has the fifth largest
territory, the sixth largest population, and the eighth largest industrial
economy in the world. Its colorful history has many distinctive features: the
only country in the Americas to have been the capital of a European monarchy
and then to have its own emperor for most of the last century; an outwardly
peaceful image masking internal violence and turmoil; a suspicion of
foreigners balanced by a desire to be accepted by them as equals; seemingly
benevolent racial attitudes that serve to keep people of color on society's
lower range; a tremendous cultural creativity that has given the world samba,
film star Carmen Miranda, composer Heitor Villa Lobos, songwriter Antonio
Carlos Jobim, poet Vinicius de Morais, and novelist Jorge Amado. Includes an
examination of the roles of various elites; political, social, economic,
military, cultural, and religious. HIST 531, 532 recommended
Themes in
Women's History
HIST 665 In-depth examination of a
selected topic in women's history. Topics may include Women and Health, Women
in Modern European Political Theory, Comparative History of Women and
Revolution. See Time and Room Schedule of history department newsletter for
the specific topic. May be repeated for credit with permission of instructor.
History of Northwest Atlantic Commercial Fisheries
HIST 666 After centuries of
ground-fishing humans have radically transformed the northwest Atlantic
marine ecosystem, creating a tragedy for both fish and fisherman. This marine
environmental history course considers the changing technology, ecology, and
sociology of the commercial fishery off New England and the Canadian maritime
from 1500 to the present.
HIST 679 It is all but impossible to
think or talk about contemporary legal and moral controversies without
invoking the idea of "rights." Yet few of us can claim a clear
understanding of this pivotal concept. Historically, how have particular
claims, preferences, and socio-economic interests attained the status of
publicly-recognized "rights" Are there other ways to conceptualize
and prioritize rights, other forms of "rights talk," than the ones
we currently employ? History 679 takes as its point of departure the enormous
expansion in rights claimed by both individuals and groups in recent decades
-- the "rights revolution." This development has elicited both
praise and alarm, and we will examine the philosophical, moral, and political
dimensions of each.
American Environmental History HIST 818 This course examines how nature has been a factor in American history and how Americans have wrestled with the concepts of nature and culture. Topics include industrialization, evolution, conservationism, environmentalism, and environmental diplomacy.    
Environmental History of Fishing HIST 866 After centuries of ground-fishing humans have radically transformed the northwest Atlantic marine ecosystem, creating a tragedy for both fish and fisherman. This marine environmental history course considers the changing technology, ecology, and sociology of the commercial fishery off New England and the Canadian maritime from 1500 to the present.    
Wright's Native Son and the American 1930s and 1940s
HUMA 444B This inquiry course uses Richard
Wright's groundbreaking novel, Native Son, to explore ways in which
literature can reflect, interact with, and change the world out of which it
arises. After a careful reading of the novel, we consider how a writer's comments
on his art can help us understand the art, how a novel's composition and
reception affect our understanding, how the historical context of a work can
help us reflect upon the relationship of literature and history, how other
media such as film versions of the novel interpret it, and how social and
philosophical interpretations of experience are reflected in the narrative.
World: An Interdisciplinary Introduction
HUMA 510 What is a human being? How
should we explain or understand what happens to us? How ought we to live?
This team-taught course examines these important questions by focusing on the
literature, art, philosophy, and science of ancient Greece and Rome. Writing
World: An Interdisciplinary Introduction
HUMA 511 What is the soul and how is its
health related to temptation and also to specifically Christian virtues? How
closely does the medieval definition of an eternal God determine good and
evil in daily life? To what extent does the hope of immortality affect the
practice of writing literature, making art, studying philosophy, and
investigating science? This team-taught course examines these important
questions by focusing on the literature, art, philosophy, and science from
the collapse of the classical world to the rise of capitalism. Writing
Century, 1945-1999: An Interdisciplinary Introduction
HUMA 515 Examines the relationships of
literature, art, philosophy, and science since the middle of the twentieth
century. Topics include the philosophical and literary implications of the
Holocaust and nuclear weapons, movements in the arts and literature since World
War II, the rise of the sciences of life and information, and postmodernism.
Students study the works of such figures as Arendt, Turing, Beckett, and
Studies of
Freedom and Liberty
HUMA 622 Principles of freedom and
liberty that helped to form Western culture from the Renaissance to the
present. Topics include concepts of human nature, theories of government and
society. Readings include Machiavelli, Locke, Paine, Mill, Marx, Freud,
Sartre, and Marcuse.
and Science: The Nature of Scientific Creativity
HUMA 651 Interdisciplinary modular course
examines the historical and intellectual foundations of the physical,
biological, and human sciences. Students take three successive five-week
modules during the semester. (Not offered every year.) Writing intensive.
Study of
Contemporary Issues
HUMA 796 Current social and political
issues with focus on recent developments in public policy, science, and
business, and their impact of social values. Prereq: junior status or
permission. (Normally offered every other year.) Writing intensive.
England Culture: Roots and Branches
HUMA 680 nterdisciplinary examination of
the richness, variety, and significance of selective periods of New England
culture using literature, history, art and photographic images, music,
artifacts, and oral histories. Subjects include Native American lore, European
American contributions to regional culture, New England's literary tradition
and influence on American culture.
Food Technology in Italy ITAL 645 Food Technology in Italy introduces students to modern and traditional technologies employed in the Marches region in the industrial processing of foods. The course examines the environmental impact as well as sustainability in terms of the production of healthful quality food products. It is offered through UNH-in-Italy Program in Ascoli Piceno.    
to Japanese Culture and Civilization
JPN 425 Taught in English and designed
for students interested in exploring Japanese culture and society. Learning
by means of lectures, discussions, guest speakers, selected readings, and
multimedia. Does not fulfill B.A. foreign language requirement, but does fulfill
the Group 5 foreign culture general education requirement. Also counts toward
the Asian Studies Minor. Special fee. Writing intensive.
and the European Union in a Global World
LLC 444B Encourages students in their
freshman year of college-level education to move beyond the US borders, to
make connections with the diversity of European cultures, and to think as
citizens of a global world. This introductory course focuses on contemporary
France from the perspective of a long European historical and cultural
tradition, as well as in the new context of post-May 29, 2005. (French vote
against the EU Constitution) The icons on both sides of the Euro banknotes
serve as illustrations of the scope of this course: bridges will be
established between European countries, and windows will open onto 21st
Century France at a critical crossroad. This course ultimately leads students
to ask themselves new questions about their own history, identity and
culture. Special fee. Writing intensive.
and Soc Change in America
MUSI 444 Focuses on music in the United
States during the early to mid-twentieth century as it alternately reflected
and led movements for social change. Course work consists of listening to
selected repertoires, reading scholarly and popular essays about those repertoires,
and extensive in-class (and on-line) discussion about issues raised by the
listening and reading. The goal of the course is twofold: 1) to heighten
critical listening skills so as to become more aware of ways in which music
can express social attitudes; and 2) to introduce the social, cultural, and
political issues surrounding the music being studied. Writing intensive.
Introduction to Philosophy
PHIL 401 Depending upon the instructor,
emphasizes basic philosophic problems, recurrent types of philosophies, or
selected readings from the history of philosophy.
Philosophical Reflections on Religion phil 417 Introduces philosophy of religion to help students become critically aware of philosophical issues involved in various forms of religious belief and some of the persisting philosophical understandings of those issues.    
Technology and Society
PHIL 424 Critical study of principles and
arguments advanced in discussion of current moral and social issues. Possible
topics: violence, rules of warfare, sexual morality, human rights,
punishment, abortion.
and Morals
PHIL 430 Critical study of principles and
arguments advanced in discussion of current moral and social issues. Possible
topics: violence, rules of warfare, sexual morality, human rights,
punishment, abortion.
Nature and Evolution
PHIL 435 Philosophy of biology and the
evolutionary process. Readings of scientists and philosophers' commentary on
scientists. Examination of the differences between scientific debate and
philosophic debate. Philosophical study of scientific theory stressing humans'
place in the natural world and the ethical implication of humans as natural
beings in the evolutionary process.
and Political Philosophy
PHIL 436 Examines social and political
thought that may include texts from ancient through contemporary times,
addressing topics such as natural rights, revolution, law, freedom, justice,
power. Questions may include: What is a community, and how are individuals related
to communities? Can any particular form of government be morally justified,
and if so, what kind of government? Can anarchism work? Is there something
wrong with a society in which there is private ownership of property? What is
oppressive? What is freedom, and are we free? What roles should different
forms of power play in a society? Could and should there be a genderless
society? Is ethnic diversity valuable? Writing intensive.
Nature/The Ethics and Politics of Genetic Engineering
PHIL 444 Examines the biological,
ethical, social, and political issues raised by genetic engineering.
Students, acting as an "Advisory Council on Bioethics," formulate
policy recommendations about whether or not there should be a Federal ban on
research involving cloning of human embryos and genetically modifying plants
and animals for food. Writing intensive.
of Self
PHIL 444A An inquiry into the nature of
the self and into the conditions under which it may best flourish. Is the
self fundamentally biological, spiritual, or social?. Draws on a variety of
perspectives in an attempt to answer these questions, including East Asian as
well as Western philosophical ideas, feminist theory, Existentialism, and
others. Writing intensive.
and Feminism
PHIL 510 Focuses on the philosophical
issues in feminism primarily through the work of historical and contemporary
philosophers. Topics include the question of the nature of women, feminism as
an ethical and political theory, feminism as an exploration and transformation
of the self, feminism as a philosophical methodology, the institutions of
marriage and motherhood. Writing intensive.
PHIL 530 Critical examination of the
development of philosophical thinking regarding human values, rights, and
of Race and Racism
PHIL 540 Investigates the concept of race
and how different understandings of race underlie racist and anti-racist
politics; explores how racism is interlocked with gender, economic, and other
forms of oppression. Questions may include: What is racism? Do racial categories
(such as black, white, Latino) have any scientific basis, or are they
socially constructed? If race is socially constructed, is it still
"real" and should it be treated as such? Should public policies be
"color-blind" with respect to race? Is whiteness a problematic
racial identity and what can white people do about it? How is racism built
into the structure of the state? Can popular racial discourse serve to
support racist policies or attitudes even when it does not contain explicitly
racist claims?
in the Philosophy of Science
PHIL 631 Philosophical problems raised by
the physical, biological, and social sciences. Content will vary. Topics may
include the nature of scientific explanation, the role of mathematics in
science, the relations of science to common sense, the relation of theory to
observation, the nature of historical changes in scientific world view, claim
to objectivity in the natural and social sciences, the role of values in
scientific research, the relation of the logic of science to the philosophy
and history of science. Prereq: two courses in history of philosophy;/or
permission. Writing intensive.
Philosophy and Policy
PHIL 755 Explores philosophical and moral
issues, principles, and perspectives involved in human behavior toward, and
treatment of, the natural environment and their implications for
environmental policy. Various historical and contemporary ethical
perspectives compared and evaluated, e.g., utilitarianism, natural law
tradition, deep ecology, anthropocentrism, eco-feminism, as well as other
social and religious approaches. Prereq: one course on environmental issues
(PHIL 450 or NR 435) or permission. Writing intensive.
States in World Affairs
POLT 403 Introduction to United States
foreign policy since the end of World War II examining the foundations of
American policy, the origins and conduct of the Cold War and the dilemmas of
the post Cold War era. Explores contemporary problems facing United States
foreign policy such as international economy and transnational global issues.
and Policy in a Warming World
POLT 444 Uses the issue of climate change
to explore the relationships between scientific and technical research and
debate, policymaking at the international and domestic (U.S.) levels and
public understanding and interpretation of complex technical issues. The course
is interdisciplinary. Writing intensive.
Opinion in American Politics
POLT 512 Relationship of mass and elite
opinion within the context of American political culture. Impact of public
opinion on American governmental policies, especially with respect to major
issues facing the President and Congress. Appraisal of responsiveness to
influence and responsibility to lead. Writing intensive.
Rights and
the Political Community
POLT 521 Human rights and the quality of
communities as expressed in Hobbes, Locke, Mandeville, Rousseau, and others.
POLT 525 Issues of concern generated from
an attention to and appreciation of our diverse cultural identities. As a
theory course in political framework, we approach multiculturalism as a new
attempt to respond to the challenges that difference poses in democratic
to Democracy
POLT 544 Parting from analysis of the
Third Wave of worldwide democratization in the 1980s and 1990s, focuses on
understanding how and why these regime changes came about, the ongoing trials
of democratic consolidation faced by many of these nations, and movement
toward democracy by some of the world's remaining authoritarian regimes.
Writing intensive.
Government and Society
POLT 550 Concepts for comparing modern
political systems, such as ideologies, institutions, social movements, and
various forms of states, from democracies to authoritarian regimes.
Illustrates concepts with examples from Western-style democracies, former
communist regimes, and the developing world. Writing intensive. Cross-listed in Spring 2014 with HIST 595.
Urban Politics
POLT 551 Examines the social, economic,
demographic, and political processes of cities around the globe. Topics
include population growth, theories of urbanization, urban economic
development, urban policies toward transportation, environment, employment,
housing, land, water supplies, sanitation, solid-waste disposal, and
infrastructure. Comparisons are made between cities of the developed and less
developed nations of the world. Structures of urban and national social
stratification, structures of urban and subnational governments, and
political participation examined. Writing intensive.
European Politics
POLT 552 Politics and governments in
Western Europe, with attention to both basic characteristics of political
life in different countries and current issues of politics. Writing
in the Developing World
POLT 553 Considers patterns of political
and economic development in the context of globalization. Part one addresses
why much of the world has not kept pace with the industrialized democracies;
part two addresses nation-building and development efforts, with case studies
from Central Asia, Latin America, the Middle East, and Sub-Saharan Africa.
POLT 560 Examines the structures,
processes and issues that shape contemporary international relations. Topics
include: the rise and fall of the nation-state system and its current
prospects, national and international security in the post Cold War era,
problems of the international political economy, international conflict
resolution, human rights, and global environmental politics.
to International Political Economy
POLT 561 Designed for students with
little or no knowledge of economics; the course develops the relationships
between political and economic policy and behavior in international affairs.
A major focus is on the conflict between the primary values of the international
economic system (efficiency and growth) and other societal and political
values. Among the topics are: international trade and finance, economic and
non-economic globalization, growth and human development, illicit trade, and
economic governance.
Topics Am Politics
POLT 580 Special topics such as politics
and public affairs in New Hampshire, women in politics, and civil liberties.
Not offered every semester. See departmental listings for semester offerings.
Writing intnesive. 4 cr.
Comparative Revolutions: From Sea Beggars to Marx POLT 588 Cross-listed with HIST 595    
Topics Intl Politics
POLT 592 Examines specialized issues in
international politics. Topics may include ethnic conflict,
non-proliferations and global security, economic and political globalization,
etc. Not offered every semester. See department listings for semester
offerings. Writing Intensive. 4 crs.
Urban and
Metropolitan Politics
POLT 703 An eclectic approach to the
study of urban and metropolitan politics. Topics include urban politics,
forms of local government, migrations, urban development, intergovernmental
relations, community power structure, urban policy making, urban service delivery,
crime and law enforcement, urban bureaucracy, urban decay, and
revitalization. Writing intensive.
Public Policy 
POLT 705 Examination of public policy
formation, agenda-setting, decision-making, implementation. Focuses on
theories, models, concepts, actors, and case study examples.
of Poverty
POLT 750 Examines economic development to
understand causes of international inequality in the distribution of wealth.
of International Relations
POLT 760 Theoretical approaches of
international politics, international organization and international
political economy with particular emphasis on systems theories, domestic
determinants of foreign policy and theories of decision making. Writing
POLT 778 Various forms of cooperation
among nations on security, economic, environmental and social issues through
international organizations such as the United Nations, NATO, the World Trade
Organization, and other global and regional bodies. Examines the role and
influence of non-governmental international organizations. Writing intensive.
Environmental Politics, Policy, and Law
POLT 780 Explores international/global
environmental politics and policymaking, multilateral negotiations, the role
of science and technology in policymaking, state capacity, the making of
international law, implementation, and compliance. Other issues include climate
change, marine pollution, long-range air pollution, United States leadership
in the global political arena, North-South divisions in global politics,
environmental justice, sustainable development, and the role of the United
Nations and other international organizations. Writing intensive.
Political and Social Change in Developing Countries PS 509 Overview of the pressing social, political, and economic issues in the developing world. Analysis includes: political development, including different forms of authoritarianism and democracy; international political economy and models of macro-economic development; international and national aid programs aimed at reducing poverty. Case studies include China, India, Iraq and more.    
Behaviorism, Culture, and Contemporary Society PSYC 722 Introduces behaviorism as a philosophy of science. Concentration on modern behaviorism as exemplified in the works of B.F. Skinner. Implications of behaviorism for the development and evolution of cultures. Consideration of societal issues (for example pollution, overpopulation, conflict, drug abuse) from a behavioral framework. Prereq: PSYC 402; 502; 521;/or permission. No credit for students who have completed PSYC 522. Writing intensive.    
PSYC 763 Examines the sub-field of
community psychology, which grew out of clinical psychology but is different
from it. Theoretical and research perspectives on prevention, diversity,
empowerment, resilience, community intervention, and ecological
understandings of behavior. Causes of and interventions in social issues such
as interpersonal and community violence and homelessness. Prereq: PSYC 401;
402; 502; 552, 553, or 561;/or permission. Writing intensive.
Mobility and Social Change
SOC 444 Uses a multidisciplinary
perspective to examine the major social and economic trends that have
affected American mobility patterns since the 1950s. The primary goal of the
course is to help students ask and answer questions about the processes of
social mobility and social change. Students learn how social scientists
formulate research questions, how they collect and analyze data to answer
those questions, and how their findings shape scholarly debates and public
policy. Writing intensive.
Society in
the Arctic
SOC 444A Introduction to societies of the
far North today, from Alaska and Canada through Greenland, Iceland, northern
Scandinavia and Russia. Reviews interconnected issues of social change,
environment, sustainable development, local control, and modernization vs.
traditions. Arctic dilemmas highlight some basic questions facing all
societies in the 21st century. Writing intensive.
Race and
Ethnic Relations
SOC 530 Majority-minority group
relations; special attention to nature and results of black-white and ethnic
group relations in the United States.
SOC 540 Relation of customs and
institutions to such social problems as crime, delinquency, alcoholism,
physical and mental disease, sexual deviance, poverty, old age, broken
families, and racial and religious prejudices. Especially for non-majors.
Private Troubles, Public Issues:  Contemporary Social Problems SOC 540 This course introduces students to the study of major social problems in contemporary society, including poverty, discrimination, inequality, crime, violence, and environmental degradation. Explores how and why people come to view certain social conditions as problematic. Also explores the consequences of and possible solutions to contemporary social problems. This course fulfills the requirement in the Social Science category of UNH's Discovery Program.    
of Gender
SOC 630 Gender examined as (1) socially
constructed differences between the sexes, and (2) a system of social
relations, which are part of the fabric of our social institutions. Topics
include gender socialization, gender and education, gender and employment, and
work-family intersections. Attention paid to the issue of gender inequalities
and to the intersection of class, culture, race-ethnicity, age, and sexual
orientation with gendered experience and gendered institutions. Focuses
primarily on the contemporary United States.
Status and Power
SOC 645 Focuses on the major dimensions
of inequality, including class, gender, and race, by exploring the
distribution of economic, political, and social resources within contemporary
Terrorism SOC 656 Terrorism as consequence, in
large part, of non-renewable (non-sustainable) energy dependence, including
topics like Saudi Arabia, Algeria, US depletion of resources after
WWII,Colombia, Japan and WWII, Caspian Sea politics, etc.
SOC 660 Focuses on urban communities,
urbanization, and urban social issues. Covers the historical development of
cities; the differences between urban, suburban, and rural communities; urban
life styles; and the significance of poverty and race for understanding
contemporary American cities. Emphasizes American cities, with some
consideration to world patterns of urbanization and the growth, development,
and role of global cities. Writing intensive.
SOC 675 Seminar class addresses social,
political, emotional, and bioethical dimensions of HIV infection and AIDS.
Specific topics include the social epidemiology and etiology of AIDS,
stigmatization and the social construction of disease, community action, AIDS
prevention, and ethical issues in the health care of people with AIDS.
SOC 725 Social demography examines the
linkages between changes in the size, composition and distribution of the
population and changes in social, environmental, economic and political
factors. The course examines demographic methods and the materials and the analytical
techniques used by demographers to analyze population redistribution,
fertility, work, marriage, migration and mortality. The policy implications
of demographic change will be examined with attention to the U.S. as well as
the developed and developing world.
of Community
SOC 735/835 This course analyzes
"community" from a sociological perspective. Community is one of
the fundamental concepts in the sociological literature; this course covers
those aspects of the concept that are concerned with geographic communities:
neighborhoods, communities, cities, etc. It considers how American
communities have changed over time and what the current characteristics are,
and how these characteristics are related to the "quality of life"
in the communities. Students study theoretical and empirical approaches to
studying communities, particularly but not exclusively American communities.
Among specific areas of community research covered are: spatial inequality
and concentrated poverty; what housing research shows about the importance of
community to outcomes for families and children; the impact of community on
health; and community development as a strategy for community change.
and Social Policy
SOC 742 Social policy and public policy
defined: description of the policy making process. The political sociology of
the policy-making process; who makes policy and who influences policy, under
what conditions and with what effect. Definition of social policy research
and the various roles social scientists can adopt for policy-relevant work.
Students are responsible for critiquing the readings and for preparing a
substantial research paper.
Ethnicity and Inequality
SOC 745 Sociological perspectives on
race and ethnic relations for graduate and advanced undergraduate students.
Topics include the creation of racial and ethnic identities, the nature and
extent of segregation, education, employment, and wealth inequalities, and
the effects of state policy. The course emphasizes both theoretical and
empirical assessments. Prereq: SOC 530 or SOC 645, juniors and seniors only.
Dramatic Impact: Threatre and
Socio-political Change
THDA 444 This course that will examine to
what degree dramatic literature and theatre art has effected socio-political
change in the past, and in the present, through an in-depth exploration of
texts, artistic methods and theatrical techniques. Students will create
theatrical art related to various sociopolitical issues. Absolutely no
experience in theatre is necessary, as this course is built around the
premise that we all have the ability to create art and affect politics and
society. Special fee.
What's Old Becomes New:
Thereading Theatrical Themes into Societal Truths
THDA 444A To what degree does updating
theatrical themes contribute to societal norms and relevant commentary? This
course will examine how enduring dramatic ideas evolve by comparing plays
that are written in reaction to or as an extension of a provocative piece,
both carrying on similar themes but told in updated ways. Students also will
investigate the role these adaptations play in theatre history, why they are
done and whether they are justified as quality art.
Women in 20th  and 21st Century American Theatre THDA 762 A high-volume reading course
which introduces a sampling of American female playwrights starting with the
20th century. Focus is on the evolution of female theatre artists and how
roles of women are portrayed in various dramatic works. Reading lists may vary
according to the interests and needs of students. Students read and analyze
two to three plays/week. Prereq: THDA 436, 438, 450 or a History Gen. Ed., or
permission of instructor.
Introduction to Women's
WS 401 Interdisciplinary survey of the
major areas of women's studies: women's history, cross-cultural perspectives,
women in literature, psychology of women, etc. Basic principles and concepts
fundamental to more advanced women's studies research. Topics vary. Required
for major and minor. Writing intensive.
Gender, Power and Privilege WS 405 This course explores the
diversity of women's lives through the dynamics of status, power, privilege,
and inequality in contemporary United States. Students will examine women's
diverse experiences by using the theoretical framework of the social construction
of race, gender, economic class, and sexual orientation in historical
context. We will examine categories of difference and the processes,
philosophical developments, institutions, and conditions that lead to and
rely on power and privilege in modern American society.
WS 444A Class examines race categories
in the United States and how these historically changing categories shape our
diverse realities across racial, ethnic, gendered, classed, and national
identities. Students examine race as a category of difference and explore the
multiple ways that individuals claim racial identities. Specific attention
focuses on how diverse women have made history in their own lives and in the
lives of others by resisting the interlocking systems of oppression.
On the
Roads to Equality
WS444C Looking beyond what is
traditionally thought of as the women's rights movement in the United States,
this course remaps women's history and activism to include a diversity of
women's experiences. A multicultural examination of history focuses on
women's leadership and participation in immigrant rights, labor, the Black
Women's Club, economic justice, reproductive rights, self determination and
feminist movements during the 19th and early 20th centuries. Writing
 The Global Sex Industry: Exploring Transational Feminism, Ecocriticism and Sex Worker Rights  WS 505  This inter- and trans-disciplinary course explores the global sex trade through the lenses of transnational feminisms, sustainability studies and sex worker rights discourses. Since the 1970s, prostitution, pornography, and stripping have provoked contentious debate within the feminist movement, pitting “abolitionist” radical feminists against “pro-sex” feminists and sex worker rights advocates. Until recently, the globalizing trends in the sex industry have been mostly ignored or treated with the same heavy-handed, polemical moralizing as discussions of U.S.-based sex work. While this course seeks to explore multiple and divergent political perspectives, it aims to sidestep the now well-worn “sex wars” and focus on the sex industry through discussions of globalization, sex tourism, international labor and economics, and environmentalism. Questions to be interrogated include the intersection of sexual labor with health and the AIDS pandemic; capitalism and globalization; race, colonization, militarism and nation; eco-criticism and sustainability, and transnational feminist activisms and sex worker rights movements. We will also discuss issues of human consumption, victims of human trafficking versus migrant sex workers, and the impact of gender equality on creating sustainable and economically viable societies. Work for the course will include readings, required film screenings, short response papers, a class-wide project, an in-class presentation and a final research essay.    
Race, Gender and Environmental Justice WS 505 In this course students explore the relationship between the environment and social inequalities – including inequalities of race, class, gender, and region. Why do some have access to healthy and safe environments to live and work, and not others? Who decides, and why? We’ll begin with theories of the social and cultural construction of race, gender, and the environment and move to analyzing sustainability issues through the lens of social justice and inequality.    
College of Life Sciences and Agriculture
Course # Course Description    
and Society
ANSC 401 The use of animals in
agricultural production, for recreation, companionship, and research is
considered. The nutrition, genetics, diseases, and reproduction of domestic
animals are covered. Special fee. Lab.
and Science
ANSCI 415 The history of women in
sciences, beginning with the first women scientists to women scientists in
the 21st century. Exploration of a variety of topics in multiple disciplines
to acquire a better understanding of the issues, including: culture, society,
politics, economics, and gender; as well as race, class, and sexuality; which
have affected the advancement of women in science through the centuries.
Issues are examined to determine the status of women scientists and what the
future holds for women in the sciences. Writing intensive.
Animal Agriculture Today ANSC 421 This course provides an overview of the scope and diversity of animal agriculture at the global, national and local levels. It also provides an introduction to the animal sciences through which students 1) learn basic animal science terminology 2) acquire an appreciation of the objectives of various animal enterprises and 3) gain understanding of contemporary trends, challenges and opportunities within animal agriculture. Special fee.    
ANSC 432 3 Credits. Production and
utilization of New England forage crops. Selection of species and varieties;
cultural and harvesting practices for top production of excellent quality.
Combining uses for greatest efficiency in feeding various livestock classes.
and Science
ANSC 444 Are men really better than women
at science? Were so few scientific achievements attributed to women because
so few women participated in science? Were there so few women identified
because they produced so little to be significant? Or had women simply not
been recognized for their accomplishments in the sciences? This course
focuses on the history of women, beginning with the first women scientists to
women scientists in the 21st century. In addition this course will explore a
variety of topics in multiple disciplines to acquire a better understanding
of the issues, including: culture, society, politics, economics, and gender,
as well as race, class and sexuality, which have affected the advancement of
women in science through the centuries. These issues will be examined to
determine where women scientists are at this point in time and what the
future holds for women in the sciences. Writing intensive.
Ethics: Your Child or Your Pet
ANSCI 444A Human attitudes toward other
animals are generally divided into five categories: animal exploitation,
animal use, animal welfare, animal rights, and animal liberation. While all
five categories are examined, this course concentrates on the differences between
animal welfare and animal rights. These two categories differ fundamentally
on the basis of the ethical or moral status they give animals. Past human
societies have justified both the worship of animals and the torture and
sacrifice of animals to the gods. Animal rights believers rely on a
rights-based philosophy, while animal welfare advocates concentrate on a
utilitarian based set of values. Course concentrates on the application of
these two ethical philosophies to current uses of animals such as the use of
animals in research, the use of animals as food (factory farming), the
production and use of transgenic animals, and the use of animals as organ
donors for humans (xenotransplantation). Since animal rights is, in itself,
not a discipline, students depend on information from other disciplines
ranging from moral philosophy and ethics to history to genetics, production
agriculture, and ethology. Writing intensive.
Horse Power ANSC 444B Students explore the enduring bond between the horse and man and the effect of that bond on civilization by considering: How has the horse and man's use of the horse shaped civilization and contributed to societal change? How has the progress of civilization and societal change affected the horse and how its role in society? What does our use of the horse say about us as individuals and as a society? Writing intensive. Special fee.    
Integration of Culture and Agriculture in Ireland ANSC 510 What was the worst natural disaster in 19th century Europe? What characterizes Ireland's agriculture in the 21st century? In this interdisciplinary course, students examine the cultural, historical, political, economical, and religious influences on Ireland's agriculture, fisheries, and forestry. The crowning experience of the course, a 10-day study abroad in late May, provides students with a window to the world as they experience the culture, agriculture, and topograhpy of Ireland. Students will immere themselves in local history and culture as they tour working agricultural farms, university research facilities, and cultural landmarks. Permission required. Not open to freshmen. Special fee. Writing intensive. 2 or 4 credits.    
Rights and Society Issues
ANSC 602 To explore all aspects of
human-animal interaction and welfare, emphasizing social, ethical,
biological, historical and economic aspects of animal care and use. (Juniors
and seniors only.) Special fee. Writing intensive.
Cooperative for Real Education in Agriculture Management ANSC 694/8 CREAM (Cooperative for Real Education in Agricultural Management) is a 2-semester course in which students perform the work and make the financial management decisions associated with the CREAM dairy herd. Students assume complete responsibility for the management and care of the 25-cow herd for the entire academic year. CREAM provides students with a unique experiential learning model that will help them understand how to work together to manage and operate a small business, the decision-making skills required in production agriculture and the application of science to the management of a dairy herd. Two semesters of 4 cr. each are required. Prereq: AAS 244 or ANSC 409/410, or permission.    
Dairy Nutrition ANSC 710/810 Feeding management of dairy cattle. Emphasis on feedstuffs, nutritional requirements, and diet formulation for efficient production and optimum health. Prereq: ANSC 609 or NUTR 750; permission.    
Advanced Dairy Management I ANSC 727/827 Advanced management evaluation of milking procedures, reproduction, nutrition, mastitis, and calf and heifer management. Prereq: principles of nutrition, permission.    
Advanced Dairy Management II ANSC 728/828 Advanced management evaluation of dairy cattle, housing milking equipment, milk quality, record keeping, herd health, financial, personnel management, environmental issues. Visits to farms in the area to provide critical assessments of dairy farm businesses.    
of Biology II
BIOL 414 Lecture and laboratory survey of
the five kingdoms of life; physiology of cells, tissues, organs, and organ
systems; evolution; human impact on the biosphere. Required for students
majoring in the life sciences. Cannot be taken for credit after BIOL 412 or
equivalent. Special fee. Lab.
BIOL 415 2 credits. Project Watershed
Watch brings together several highly successful areas of excellence at UNH:
capabilities in satellite remote sensing and geographic information systems,
forest ecology, limnology and microbial ecology. Watershed Watch will recruit
up to 40 sophomores whose majors are currently undeclared to study watershed
interactions and relate them to established methods of monitoring the quality
of forest, lakes, and streams. Students will work along side faculty in an
authentic, experience-based, and hands-on learning environment. Prereq:
instructor approval.
Watch - Research Experience
BIOL 416 2 credits. This course builds
upon the experiences gained while conducting the field and laboratory
research from BIOL 415 (Watershed Watch Summer Institute). Students will be
expected to integrate the conceptual and hands-on components learned in BIOL
415 into their own independent scientific research projects conducted under
the mentoring of a faculty advisor from their college or university campus.
Using a seminar format, students will receive additional lecture and reading
materials (via distance-learning tools), compare their research progress
(e.g., problems and accomplishments) with the progress of other students on
other campuses, and will integrate their findings into the larger studies of
the Merrimack and Pasquotank River watersheds. Ultimately, students will
present their results at the UNH Undergraduate Research Conference at the end
of April. (IA grading). Prereq: BIOL 415 and instructor approval. May be
of Life in the Universe
BIOL 444 How did life begin? Is there
life on other planets? Can "synthetic" life be created in the
laboratory? An informed exploration of questions and theories about the
origin and nature of life, the mechanisms of evolution and diversification,
the possibilities of past and future dissemination of life in the universe,
and the growing power of human beings to understand and influence these
phenomena, including ethical issues. Writing intensive.
and Society
BIOL 444A The history and science of
biotechnology and genetic engineering of bacteria, plants, and animals
including humans. Applications of DNA technology, cloning and genetic
engineering to agriculture, biomedicine, industrial products and
environmental problems. Discussion of economic, social, environmental, legal,
and ethical issues related to the applications of biotechnology and genetic
engineering. No credit for students who have completed BSCI 422 (UNHM).
Current Controversial Issues in Biology BIOL 444B An inquiry into current controversial issues in biology and their scientific and technical basis, but with an emphasis on exploring the various perspectives or beliefs related to each topic and their social and environmental implications.    
BIOL 541 Physical and biological factors
affecting distribution, abundance, and adaptations of organisms. Population,
community, and ecosystem structure and function. Prereq: BIOL 411-412 or
equivalent. Special fee. Lab.
Biology of
BIOL 601 Structural and functional
biology of the plant organism, with emphasis on land plants. Evolution of
vegetative processes and sexual reproduction/breeding systems. Plant
adaptations to environmental challenges. Prereq: BIOL 411, 412 or ZOOL 412.
Development Perspectives
CEP 415 Introduces the concepts of
community development and issues that are facing contemporary communities as
they undergo change. Focus on strengthening communities through a process of
citizen participation and decision making which empowers citizens to direct
and control change that affects their lives in the local community. Emphasis
given to the roles and responsibilities of professional administrators and
individual citizens in the dynamic process of community policy formulation,
decision making, and administrative implementation.
Community Development
CEP 508 Students work in an actual
community, assisting individuals and groups to identify needs and problems,
establish attainable and objective goals, assess requirements and resources,
and formulate programs for development and methods of collection, analysis,
and integration of pertinent primary and secondary economic, social,
political, and physical data for community development. Prereq: CEP 415 or
permission. Lab
of Planning
CEP 614 Community planning process in
nonmetropolitan communities; practical application of planning techniques.
Communities' components: housing, jobs, schools, recreation, transportation,
community appearance, and the administrative structure for planning. Use of
planning tools: data gathering and analysis, the master plan, zoning and
subdivision regulations, community development programs. Prereq: EREC 411;
CEP 415;/or permission. (Offered every other year.) Writing intensive.
Natural Resource Management: Lessons from the Field
CEP 720 Guest lectures by extension
agents and practitioners from a variety of natural resource-based fields,
including: agriculture, forestry, marine resources, planning, and
community/economic development. Theoretical and practical aspects of
community outreach in the natural resources arena. Prereq: CEP 415, EREC 411,
NR 401 or permission from instructor. Participation in outreach project
Topics in
Community Planning
CEP 777 Advanced treatment of the
concepts and tools required for effective local and regional planning to
guide land use, capital investment in infrastructure, and organization for
service delivery. Prereq: CEP 614 or permission. (Also listed as RAM 877.)
(Offered every other year.) Writing intensive.
and Terrorism
EREC 409 Impacts of terrorism and natural
and non-natural catastrophes on infrastructure, public and private policy,
and the economy. Analysis of case studies and research data is emphasized.
Invited speakers complement lectures and assignments.
and Resource Economics Perspectives
EREC 411 Microeconomic theory and
analysis in resource management and use decisions. Survey of significant
resource problems from an economic perspective and the application of
economic analysis. Cannot be taken for credit after ECON 402 or equivalent.
Special fee.
and Natural Resource Product Marketing
EREC 501 Structure, organization,
strategies and performance of the business sector in agriculture, forestry,
and other local natural resource-based industries; commodity marketing
systems; demand estimation, pricing policies, consumer characteristics, and
related topics. Prereq: EREC 411 or equivalent;/or permission. (Offered every
other semester.)
Management for Natural Resource Firms
EREC 504 Planning, operation, and control
of natural resource-based firms with direct application to agriculture,
aquaculture, forestry, and recreational businesses. Emphasis on decision
making, problem solving, and operational strategies. Prereq: EREC 411 or equivalent.
to Natural Resource Economics
EREC 572 Introduces theory, methods of
analysis, and current literature of natural resource economics and policy.
Topics include multiple use, taxation, optimal harvest scheduling, market
failure, property rights, public goods, benefit-cost analysis, amenity values,
non-market resource services and natural resource policy. Topics applied to
forests and forestry, wildlife management, outdoor recreation, public lands,
agriculture, fisheries, water, energy and mining/nonrenewable resources.
in Natural and Agricultural Resources
EREC 595 Students pursue field,
laboratory, or library problems in natural and environmental resources that
are not covered by other courses. Faculty consultant and study topic must be
chosen before registration. In consultation with the faculty adviser,
students select the problem area, create a bibliography for reflection, and
pursue the topic. A professionally written paper is expected at termination
of the study. May be repeated once for credit. Prereq: permission.
Economic Perspectives: Uses, Policies, and Taxes
EREC 606 Economic and institutional
perspectives affecting human use of land resources; discussion of land
ownership patterns and uses; land rent, location, and resource use;
institutional constraints; partial ownership policies; and local planning for
more efficient use of land. Real estate markets, transfers, valuation, and
taxation. Prereq: EREC 411 or equivalent or permission. Special fee.
Environmental Economics for Non-Economists EREC 608 This course will examine different aspects of natural resource allocation and protection of environmental quality from an economic standpoint. The course will examine the economic factors which lead to environmental problems such as air and water pollution, the common property problem, and other areas where existing markets do a less than satisfactory job of resource allocation. Economic incentives for alleviating these environmental problems will also be surveyed. Specific topics covered will include benefit cost analysis, valuation of "nonmarket" goods, policy tools which have economic bases, and sustainable development. Where possible, guest lecturers from other disciplines and selected films will be used to present alternative viewpoints and stimulate discussion. Class participation is encouraged and expected. Students completing this course will gain an overview of key issues in environmental economics, and how economics can be used as an aid in policy decisions regarding natural resources. Prereq: EREC 411, ECON 401 or their equivalents or permission. Does not count toward major requirements for EREC electives.    
Resource Economics
EREC 611 Economic overview of the marine
environment; interactions/conflicts surrounding this multiple-use resource.
Economics of fisheries, marine recreation, offshore facilities, aquaculture,
waste disposal. Prereq: EREC 411 or equivalent or permission. (Offered every
other semester.)
EREC 627 Economic factors affecting
community and local government decisions. Emphasizes use of economic theory
for decision making and community problem solving. Prereq: EREC 411 or
of Travel and Tourism
EREC 633 Provides an understanding of
both the microeconomic and macroeconomic aspects of travel and tourism. Using
economics as a theory base, the course attempts to identify what is
significant or special about travel and tourism compared with other
activities. Special attention is given to issues such as resource immobility,
capacity constraints, seasonality, and consumers' inability to experience the
product before purchase. Prereq: EREC 411 or equivalent. (Also offered as
TOUR 633.)
and Food Policy
EREC 680 Analysis of issues that led to
government involvement in the agricultural and food sector. Application of
economic concepts and tools to the evaulation of public policies affecting
agriculture and food.
EREC 708/RECO 808 Environmental pollution, the
market economy, and optimal resource allocation; alternative control
procedures; levels of environmental protection and public policy; property
right issues. Prereq: intermediate microeconomic theory; permission. Writing
Seminar in
Environmental Resource Economics
EREC 710 eminars arranged to students'
needs and offered as demand warrants: A) Rural Development, B) Marine
Economics, C) Community Economics, D) Land and Water Economics, E)
Quantitative Methods, F) Recreation Economics, G) Small Business Economic and
Managerial Issues. In-depth treatment of area, including classic works. May
be repeated.
Rural and
Regional Economic Development
EREC 756 Concepts and methods of
delineating regional economies, methods of measuring activity, regional
development, and public policies. Emphasizes empirical research studies.
Prereq: intermediate economic theory or permission. Writing intensive.
in Environmental Resource Economics
EREC 795 Special assignments in readings,
investigations, or field problems. Topics may include agricultural marketing,
agricultural production and farm management, community development, economics
of human resources, economics of population and food, land economics, marine
economics, rural economic development, regional economics, water economics,
or teaching experience. Prereq: permission. May be repeated.
Frankenstein to Dolly and Beyond
MICR 407 This course is an
interdisciplinary introductory course designed specifically for first year
students. It seeks to stimulate and support student inquiry and exploration
of social and ethical issues associated with scientific research and
advances, the value-laden questions that they often precipitate, and their
impact on individuals, population groups, and society at large. (Also listed
as HMP 444.)
Disesase and Health
MICR 702 Principles underlying the nature
of infectious agents; the diseases they cause; pathogenic strategies;
response of the host; intracellular parasitism; epidemiology; control
measures including vaccines and chemotherapy; action of antimicrobial
chemotherapeutic agents; pharmacokinetics and drug metabolism. Ethical issues
in infectious disease covered. Well-established pathogens and newer, emerging
human and animal disease agents covered. Prereq: MICR 602; permission. (Not
offered every year.)
Health and Waterborne Diseases
MICR 714 Course has three sections: 1)
government, 2) disease and epidemiology, and 3) sources of anthropogenic (of
human origin) microbial pollution, control and disinfection. The overall
theme of the class is to understand how and why waterborne (virus, protozoal,
and bacterial) and some food-borne diseases are still prevalent within our
society. The class usually goes on at least two field trips, to a wastewater
plant and a drinking water plant; at times students may be asked to go to
town meetings or public hearings concerning water and pollution. In lab,
students do experiments and then analyze their data and share it with the
rest of the class by posting it on the class Web site. Prereq: MICR 503.
Special fee.
and Issues in Microbiology
MICR 718 Advances being made in the
biological sciences impact the need for scientific integrity. From guiding
students in the laboratory to scientific record keeping, from authorship and
peer review to potential conflicts of interest, from use of animals and humans
in research to genetic technology, scientists need to understand the ethical
issues that underlie their work. These and related issues are presented and
discussed in a format that encourages both an appreciation of established
guidelines and an opportunity to critically examine them. Writing intensive.
Perspectives in Natural Resources
NR 400 Lectures by departmental faculty
provide an informal look at the various natural resource disciplines and
professions represented by the Department of Natural Resources. These
presentations acquaint students with our faculty and inform them of some of
the exciting research being undertaken in the department. Students also learn
of opportunities for professional involvement. Required for all
first-semester Natural Resources majors. Cr/F.
to Natural Resources
NR 401 Overview of the history,
politics, economics, ethics, and ecology involved with the conservation and
management of living and non-living natural resources. Sets the stage for
subsequent natural resource courses by introducing the scientific basis for
natural resource conservation and management. Labs build confidence in map
and compass work and provide hands on field experience within the various
natural resource disciplines. Debates and discussions of natural resource
related hot topics provide opportunities to practice public speaking, problem
solving, and critical thinking skills. Restricted to NR majors or by
Permission. Lab. Special fee.
Intro to
Environmental Science
NR 403 A multi-disciplinary
introduction to Environmental Sciences, presenting basic concepts and
controversies in geology, meterology/hydrology, global biology and
biogeochemistry, integrated through the study of the Earth as system.
Intended primarily for declared or perspective majors in Environmental
Sciences and related programs. Combines lecture and discussion with discovery
and presentation experiences to address the history of ideas, and major
questions and controversies, both settled and active.
and Society
NR 410 Insects have had a major impact
on human culture throughout the centuries as source of food, an inspiration
in literature and art, and a driving force behind social change. We study
basic insect biology and ecology with a focus on their relationships to humans.
Special fee. Lab.
Biological Change
NR 415 Introduces the biological
aspects of global change. Includes historical and physical setting and
emphasizes current global biological issues including population growth, land
use and deforestation, biodiversity loss, introduced species, industrial N
fixation, changes to the carbon cycle, and important interactions between the
biosphere hydrosphere and atmosphere.
NR 425 Students study forest trees in
natural communities and urban settings. Identification and nomenclature of
important North American trees and shrubs is emphasized. Environmental
factors influencing tree growth, combined with study of disturbance history, provide
the context for understanding why tree species grow where they do. Students
are introduced to the major forest regions of North America. Restricted to NR
majors; others by permission. Special fee.
Science and Technology
NR 426 Wood microstructure and
identification: physical, chemical, and mechanical properties;
characteristics of wood including those produced by growth and form (e.g.,
knots, cross-grain) and those produced by degradation (e.g., stain, decay);
focused on native and local species of both softwoods and hardwoods; and the
role of forests in carbon storage. Special fee. Lab.
NR 433 Historical, biological,
ecological, and sociological factors influencing the wildlife resource and
its management. Concepts in populations, communities, habitat, and
contemporary wildlife issues. Special fee. Lab.
Species: A Bio-political Crossroad
NR 444 A freshman inquiry course that
provides students with a multidisciplinary perspective of endangered species
management in the United States. The sociological, economic, and biological
forces that influence policy and management of endangered species are explored
with guest lectures, student-led discussion, and case-study student seminars.
Writing intensive.
How to
Change the World: Engaging Students and Community Partners in Collaborative
NR 444A Exposes students to the breadth
of research opportunities at UNH, and engages them in collaborative research
projects to develop and disseminate new knowledge broadly for the benefit of
society. Through an integrated series of lectures and highly interactive work
sessions, students will learn the emerging foundations and examples of
Outreach Scholarship, are paired with a community partner to develop a
research proposal in an area that interests them, and learn critical
professional skills including proposal writing and presentation.
of a Changing Earth
NR 444C The history and dynamics of the
Earth as a system, considered in 4 general areas: 1. The Solid Earth (age of
the Earth, plate tectonics and meteor impacts), 2. The Climate System
(general circulation, ice ages, El Nino), 3. The Vegetated Surface (distribution
of biomes, biodiversity, human land use), and 4. Element cycles (carbon,
nitrogen, oxygen). The human role in modifying natural processes is a
crosscutting theme, leading to discussions of current environmental issues.
Writing intensive.
Why Hunt NR 444D Course examines hunting in
America from a multi-disciplinary perspective that addresses biology,
technology, history, culture, economics, politics, philosophy and more. The
goal is to move people away from their bias and learn/study/inquire of the
complexity of this human behavior. Students will look beyond personal and
ethical controversies of hunting, as well as the professional link of
wildlife management and hunting. Special fee.
Eye of Newt and Toe of Frog NR 444E Course examines a variety of animal poisons and venoms in different contexts. Historical, cultural, physiological, pharmacological, and evolutionary viewpoints are explored. Readings, guest lectures, and peer blog entries are used to refine critical thinking skills and form the basis of in-class discussions.    
Studio Soils NR 501 An overview of physical,
chemical, and biological properties of soil. Sub-disciplines of soil
chemistry, soil physics, soil microbiology, soil genesis, and classification.
Prereq: CHEM 403 or equivalent. Special fee. Lab.
Ecosystems and Environmental Change
NR 502 Forest ecosystems cover a large
fraction of the Earth's land surface and account for most of its terrestrial
biological productivity. This course introduces forest ecosystems around the
world and explores both the natural processes that regulate them and the
environmental factors that cause change over time. Topics include tree growth
strategies, successional change, nutrient cycling, and human-induced
stressors such as air pollution and climate change. Special fee.
NR 504 Major determinants of freshwater
resources including hydrologic cycle and water balance, precipitation,
stream-flow measurement, pollution, water supply and sewage treatment, water
resource management and regulation. Special fee. Lab/field trips.
NR 506 Introduces insect biology,
behavior, ecology, and control, focusing on the forest environment. Labs
include identification to the family level and an insect collection. Special
fee. Lab. Writing intensive.
NR 527 Introduces basic and applied
ecology of forests, with emphasis on ecosystem processes, including water,
energy, and nutrient cycles; biological interactions, including biodiversity
and plant-plant, plant-animal, and plant-microbe relationships; and human
impacts, including forest management, land-use/land cover-change, and changes
in atmospheric chemistry. Prereq: PBIO 412 or BIOL 411. Restricted to NR
majors or by Permission. Special fee. Lab.
Measurement and Mapping
NR 542 Elementary measuring equipment
and techniques; preparation of maps; public land survey; court-house deed
search. (Forestry and Wildlife majors only.) Special fee.
Resources and Environmental Policy
NR 602 Contemporary natural resource
and environmental policy problems/issues are addressed from a policy sciences
perspective with emphasis on domestic policy solutions. Critical assessment
of major policy initiatives and their implementation toward sustainable
resource use and a healthy environment. Public policies are analyzed to
determine the extent to which their implementation strategies have succeeded,
and to assess their adequacy within a bioregional or ecosystem approach,
and/or capacity to integrate economic and environmental decisions. Cases
include national and local policies in their global context. Students apply
public policy analysis and decision tools in laboratory sessions. Prereq:
junior/senior; Restricted to NR majors or by Permission. Special fee. Writing
Landscape Ecology NR 603 This course focuses on the relationships between scale, spaital patterns and ecological processes. Through lecture, discussion and lab exercises students learn about scale and scalling techniques, the abiotic and biotic processes creating landscape patterns, how landscape patterns are characterized , and the application of landscape ecology theory to contemporary issues in conservation and management. Emphasis placed on landscape perspectives and practices as they relate to understanding and managing populations and communities. Prereq: BIOL 541, NR 527 or permission of instructor.    
Soil and
Land Evaluation
NR 607 Field and lecture course
emphasizing application of USDA Soil Taxonomy and Soil/Land-use
interpretations to soils, landscapes, parent materials. Students gain on-site
practice in preparing detailed soil descriptions, classifications, and
interpretations, and participate in collegiate soil judging meets. May be
repeated to a maximum of 4 credits. Prereq: NR 501. Special fee. Lab.
NR 615 Introduces animal-habitat
associations, including an examination of spatial and temporal features of
wildlife habitat, the evolution of habitat selection, and how habitat
suitability/productivity is evaluated. Prereq: woody plant identification;
limited to wildlife management majors and minors. Permission. Special fee.
Writing intensive.
Description of Soils
NR 621 Description of soils in the
field. Application of soils properties to forestry, plant science, and
community planning. Strong orientation to fieldwork. Special fee. Lab.
Physiological Ecology NR 625 Course examines the physiological mechanisms and adaptive responses of organisms that facilitate their survival in changing natural environments. Following an introduction to homeostasis and general physiological principles, topics focus on adaptations to the marine and freshwater environments, to estuarine challenges, and the specific requirements of terrestrial and aerial environments. Additional topics center on adaptations to extreme habitats and to parasitic life styles. Furthermore, the physiological bases of migrations, sleep, and mating/life history strategies are also explored. Examples are drawn from invertebrates, vertebrates, and plants. Prereq: one year college level biology.    
NR 636 Introduces research design
principles, protocols, and techniques for monitoring and managing wildlife
populations. Labs examine techniques for monitoring a variety of vertebrate
taxa. Prereq: one course in general ecology and statistics. Weekend field trips
may be required. Limited to Wildlife Ecology majors and minors. Permission.
Lab. Special fee. Writing intensive.
in Environmental Conservation
NR 637 Independent participation in an
environmental conservation activity in the area of the student's
specialization. Individual or group projects may de developed under the
supervision of any faculty member within or outside natural resources or with
supervisors in public and private agencies, upon approval of the course
instructor. Research projects not acceptable. Prereq: senior standing in the
environmental conservation program. Cr/F.
Population Ecology
NR 640 AN overview of the mechanisms
that influence the characteristics of terrestrial wildlife populations,
escpecially factors that infleunce rates of natality and morality. Additional
attention paid to community interactions (especially predation, competition,
and invasive species) the roles of exploitation and the influences of habitat
loss and fragmentation. The course concludes with an examination of
populations and efforts to restore them. Prereq: one course in general
ecology; wildlife major or permission of the instructor.
Introduction to Biogeography NR 642 Biogeography is an integrative field of inquiry that unites concepts and information from evolutionary biology, ecology, systematics, geology, and physical geography. Students are introduced to the distribution patterns of wild animals and plants and to the factors that determine these patterns. In this course, the emphasis is on evolutionary aspects of biogeography, biodiversity, and implications for conservation issues.    
of Forestry
NR 643 Intermediate-level analyses of
supply and demand for forest-based goods and services, managerial economics,
taxation, capital investments. Prereq: EREC 411 or ECON 402.
of Conservation Biology
NR 650 Examines the major issues
relevant to conservation of biodiversity from the genetic to the ecosystem
level. In addition to addressing ecological and biological principles, the
interdisciplinary nature and challenges of managing for conservation biology,
including the role of economic and social factors are examined. Prereq: one
semester of biology, botany, or zoology.
NR 655 Introduces the diversity and
evolution of vertebrates. Topics span the morphological, physiological,
behavioral, and ecological diversity among the major vertebrate taxa. Labs
stress identification of vertebrate taxa based on specimens and morphological
structures. Permission. Prereq: BIOL 411; 412; or equivalent. Special fee.
to Geographic Information Systems
NR 658 Introduces the use of geographic
information systems (GIS) for natural resources and related fields. Data
models/structures, map projections, data input/output/storage, data
analysis/modeling, interpolation, and data quality/standards. Hands-on lab
using ArcView 3.x GIS software. Restricted to NR majors or permission. (Also
offered as GEOG 658.)
and Biogeography of New Zealand
NR 660 Covers the principles of ecology
and biogeography, with a distinct focus on New Zealand. Students investigate
the processes that have shaped the New Zealand landmass and its biota. Impact
of human settlement on New Zealand's ecosystems is explored in-depth. Methods
and techniques of scientific research are incorporated in this course. Field
exercises focus on topical case studies in a variety of ecosystems and are
designed to strengthen students' conceptual knowledge, enable students to
apply this knowledge, as well as develop field skills including
classification systems, mapping, habitat assessment, field identification,
and sampling techniques. Prereq: junior/senior; permission. Coreq: NR 661, NR
662, and NR 663. Special fee.
Ecology and Ecosystem Management in New Zealand
NR 661 Current restoration projects and
strategies for management of natural resources in New Zealand form the
framework for this course. Solving problems related to introduced species,
changes in habitat, the preservation of ecological processes and watershed management
are the major foci of this course. Management of resources for multiple uses,
as well as primary and extractive industries is included. Field exercises
focus on tropical case studies in a variety of terrestrial and coastal-marine
ecosystems and include the identification of habitats and communities,
stresses on the environment, and risk analysis. Prereq: junior/senior;
Policy, Planning and Sustainabilityi in New Zealand
NR 662 Introduces students to politics
in New Zealand. Investigating policy pathways and planning forms part of the
curriculum. Students assess scope of legislation, including the Resource
Management Act (1991), for the economic and socio-political environment in
New Zealand. Government obligations to the Treaty of Waitangi, and customary
uses of resources are included as part of this course. Students are exposed
to diverse perspectives of local authority planners and policy makers, local
iwi (tribes), the Department of Conservation, and community groups. Students
examine case studies involving the resource consent process at several levels
of decision-making. Case studies provide a comprehensive overview of the
interactions between the environment and people and their cultural and
socio-economic needs. Prereq: junior/senior; permission. Coreq: NR 660, NR
661, and NR 663
Directed Research in New Zealand
NR 663 Working closely with faculty,
student teams investigate selected ecological, resource management or policy
issues. All projects have scientific and societal relevance, and contribute
to ongoing/existing projects in the region. Students use the scientific
method to design and carry out their projects. Development of rigorous field
investigations, experimental design, data analysis, and scientific writing
are emphasized. Students prepare a research report and present their findings
in a seminar that includes stakeholders and people from the local community.
Prereq: junior/senior; permission. Coreq: NR 660, NR 661, and NR 662. Writing
NR  664 Conservation genetics is the
application of genetics to preserve species as dynamic entities capable of
coping with environmental change. Includes genetic management of small
populations, resolution of taxonomic uncertainties, defining management units
within species, and the use of molecular genetic analyses to forensics and
the understanding of the biology of species. Topics include methods of
measuring genetic diversity in populations, identification of the units of
biodiversity to which conservation efforts are directed, genetics of
population fragmentation, genetic management of wild and captive populations,
reintroduction of organisms back into the wild, and the role of forensics in
enforcement and development of species recovery plans. Recitation. No credit
if credit received for GEN 705 or ZOOL 705.
American Environmental Philosophy
NR 665 Applying the philosophical
theory underlying environmental studies and approaches to environmental
conservation. Students conduct critiques of extensive readings and write
papers creatively analyzing aspects of selected philosophical works. Major
research manuscript required. (Also offered as AMST 665.) Writing intensive.
in Natural Resources
NR 702 Short-term courses (generally a
few days to two weeks) offered off campus, covering a broad variety of
environmental and natural resource topics. May be repeated. Special fee
required depending on topic. Prereq: permission required.
Water Quality Management
NR 703 Principles of land use as they
relate to water quality and quantity. Lectures focus on biogeochemical cycles
and the watershed approach to land and water resource management. Labs and
field trips focus on methods of water sampling and analysis.
NR 706/806 Examines the ecological
relationships between soil microorganisms and their biotic and abiotic
environment, with emphasis on the role of soil microorganisms in
biogeochemical cycling. Specific objectives are to examine the biodiversity
present in soil systems, factors controlling microbial community composition
and diversity, and linkages between soil microbial communities, soil physical
properties, and soil organic matter and nutrient cycling dynamics. Prereq:
BIOL 412 or PBIO 412, CHEM 403, or equivalent, or permission. Special fee.
Lab. Writing intensive.
NR 707 Environmental Modeling
introduces students to a range of key mathematical and computer modeling
concepts and the ways they can be used to address important scientific
questions. The course is divided into four topical sections: Population and
Community Ecology, Hydrology, Biogeochemistry, and Ecosystems. In each
section, modeling concepts and skills are presented together with
environmental information to emphasize the linkage between quantitative
methods and relevant scientific results.
Species Seminar
NR 710 rovides students with an
interactive class of student presentations and guest lectures by
endangered-species biologists. Emphasizes on biological, sociological,
economic, and political factors that influence endangered-species policy.
Prereq: basic ecology/biology; permission. Special fee.
Ecology and Management
NR 711 Analysis of the natural
resources of coastal and inland wetlands and environmental problems caused by
human use and misuse of these ecosystems. Groups collect field data to
summarize the structure and function of four wetland types within a
management context.
NR 713 Applied quantitative techniques:
basic concepts in probability and statistics applied to ecological systems,
population dynamics, spatial patterns, species abundance and diversity,
classification and ordination, production, and energy and nutrient flow. Additional
credit for in-depth mathematical analysis of a particular topic. Prereq:
intro. courses in calculus, statistics, and ecology. (Not offered every
year.) Writing intensive.
NR 716 Examines the soils, vegetation,
and hydraulic functions of coastal and central New England wetlands. Students
are responsible for the collection and identification of aquatic plant
species, description of wetland soils, and delineation of wetland boundaries.
Lectures and fieldwork. For juniors, seniors, and working professionals.
Field trips. Special fee. (Offered summer session only.)
Law of
Natural Resources and the Environment
NR 718/818 3 Credits. Federal and state
environment statutory and administrative law, its application, strengths and
weaknesses, and options for future amendment.
Restoration and Mitigation
NR 719 3 Credits. Assesses the problems
of wetlands loss and learning how to repair the damage. Asks what steps can
be taken. Does restoration work, can habitat value be replaced, what
constitutes equivalent mitigation? Field experience and theoretical background
in restoring marine and freshwater environments. First half of course
involves field trips to visit and sample mitigation and restoration sites.
Second half focuses on student projects using the scientific method to
address wetlands issues.
Environmental Politics and Policies for the 21st Century
NR 720 Students examine policies for
managing human activities to sustain the health of regional ecosystems and
planetary life-support systems. Selected problems of the international
commons (oceans, marine resources, atmosphere, migratory species); global and
regional carrying capacity (population, resource consumption),
internationally shared ecosystems (transboundary watersheds and waterbodies,
tropical forests); and the relevant international institutions and politics
for policy formation, conflict resolution, and implementation. Using a
policy-analytic framework, students develop case studies to assess
international policies and institutional arrangements to achieve the
objectives of Agenda 21--Earth Summit Strategy to Save the Planet. Prereq:
permission. Writing intensive.
Environmental Conflicts
NR 724 Theories and practices of
environmental dispute settlement. Roles of public, non-governmental and
governmental organizations. Effectiveness of public participation initiatives
in influencing public policy decisions and/or resolving environmental
conflicts. Alternative approaches to consensus (policy dialogues, joint
problem solving; strategic planning; negotiation, mediation) as well as
litigation. Specific cases are critiqued and evaluated; conflict resolution
skills are developed. Students observe and/or participate in ongoing local
decision processes. Prereq: second-semester juniors, seniors; permission.
Lab. Special fee. Writing intensive.
Silviculture NR 729 and 829 The science and art of
establishing, growing, and tending forests to meet multiple objectives.
Basics of forest stand dynamics applied to the problems of timber management,
wildlife habitat, water quality, and carbon sequestration. Prereq: NR 425 and
NR 527 or permission. Special fee.
NR 730/830 Processes controlling the
energy, water, and nutrient dynamics of terrestrial ecosystems; concepts of
study at the ecosystem level, controls on primary production, transpiration,
decomposition, herbivory; links to earth-system science, acid deposition, agriculture.
Prereq: NR 527and PBIO 412 or BIOL 411, or permission.
Based Governance: Policies and Management
NR 731 Human stresses have and are
taking their toll on the health and integrity of ecosystems worldwide. More
and more commentators are stressing the need to switch from traditional
top-down natural resource governance strategies to a broader ecosystem-based
management (EBM) approach. This class explores current strategies and trends,
examines EBM in theory and practice, and ultimately puts theory into practice
with a collaborative effort to design an EBM governance strategy for a
geographical region chosen by the class. Prereq: permission.
of Soils
NR 732 Chemical composition of soil;
structure of soil minerals; mineral solubility; contaminant sorption by
minerals and organic matter; cation and anion exchange processes; and organic
reactions in soil, their kinetics and their effects on soil properties. Prereq:
CHEM 403 or equivalent. Special fee. Lab.
Tropical Ecology NR 734 This course introduces students to the ecology of different tropical ecosystems, and involves students in analyzing and interpreting ecological field data and remotely sensed data. An important emphasis is to understand patterns and processes across scales - from individual plants to ecosystems and landscapes. The course also addresses important global issues in the tropics, including climate change, land use change, diverse ecosystem services, and sustainable resource management.    
Conservation Principles and Practices
NR 735 Students gain practical
knowledge, understanding and experience in land conservation planning and
implementation of options for land protection based on current practice in
New Hampshire. By interacting with practitioners, students learn what it
takes to implement successful land conservation projects, and conservation
stewardship requirements and practices. Prereq: senior standing in the
Department of Natural Resources and permission. Special fee. Lab.
Policy and Management
NR 738/838 Local, regional, and national
issues and strategies in policy and administration. Contemporary issues
including land management, commercialization of wildlife, overpopulation,
endangered species, wildlife diseases, and professionalism. Prereq: senior
wildlife majors or permission. Special fee. Lab. Writing intensive.
and Monitoring of Ecological Communities
NR 740 Provides an introduction to the
major concepts associated with monitoring change in ecological communities.
Students develop an appreciation for such issues as: identification of
appropriate baselines for comparison; use of indicator species; the tools used
to inventory common, rare, and secretive species; how trend data are
analyzed; and the implications of failing to detect an indicator species.
Restricted to senior wildlife majors others by premission. Special fee. Lab.
Methods in Conservation Biology and Wildlife Ecolcogy
NR 741 A survey of quantitative methods
used to characterize vertebrate populations. Emphasis placed on application
rather than theory. Estimators of survival, responses to exploitation, and
evaluation of physiological condition relative to carrying capacity are
reviewed. Atudents are also introduced to computer models that are used to
simulate age-, stage-, and spatially-structured populations, and how these
models can be used to evaluate population viability. Prereq: concurrent or
previous enrollment in a course in population ecology or conservation, one
course in statistics. Lab. Special fee.
Biogeochemistry NR 744 Examines the influence of
biological and physical processes on elemental cycling and geochemical
transformations from the molecular to the global scale, involving
microorganisms, higher plants and animals and whole ecosystems; factors that
regulate element cycles including soils, climate, disturbance and human
activities; interactions among the biosphere, hydrosphere, lithosphere, and
atmosphere; transformations of C, N, S, and trace elements. Prereq: one
semester biology and two semesters of chemistry or permission.
NR 745 Forest land ownership,
management objectives, forest inventory regulation and policy, forest
administration, professional responsibilities and opportunities. Restricted
to Natural Resources majors. Lab. Special fee.
Inventory and Modeling
NR 749 Applied sampling and statistical
techniques for assessing current forest conditions and predicting future
growth, yield, and structure. Topics include plot and point sampling,
ecological inventory, and evaluation of site quality and stand density.
Prereq: MATH 420 and BIOL 528. Special fee.
NR 751/851 Energy flow and nutrient cycling
in streams, rivers and lakes, with an emphasis on understanding the control
of primary productivity, decomposition and community structure by both
hydrologic and biotic drivers. Role of aquatic ecosystems in carbon and nitrogen
budgets at watershed, regional, and global scales. Impacts of environmental
changes such as global climate change and suburbanization on aquatic
ecosystems. Prereq: General Ecology.
Interpretation and Photogrammetry
NR 757 Practical and conceptual
presentation of techniques for using remote, sensing, specifically aerial
photographs, in natural resources. Includes photo measures of scale, area,
parallax and object heights; flight planning; photo geometry; an introduction
to the electromagnetic spectrum; and photo interpretation and mapping.
Concludes with an introduction to digital remote sensing including
multi-spectral scanners, radar, and thermal imagery and a brief discussion of
geographic information systems (GIS). Applications to forestry, wildlife,
land-use planning, earth sciences, soils, hydrology, and engineering. Prereq:
algebra. Special fee. Lab. (Also offered as GEOG 757.)
Image Processing for Natural Resources
NR 759 Introduces digital remote
sensing including multispectral scanners (Landsat and SPOT) radar, and
thermal imagery. Hands-on image processing including filtering, image
display, ratios, classification, registration, and accuracy assessment. GIS
as it applies to image processing. Discussion of practical applications. Use
of ERDAS image-processing software. Knowledge of PCs required. Prereq: NR 757
or equivalent and permission. (Also offered as GEOG 759.)
Information Systems in Natural Resources
NR 760 Theory, concepts, and
applications of geographic information systems (GIS) for use in natural
resources and related fields. Discussion of database structures, sources of
data, spatial data manipulation/analysis/modeling, data quality standards and
assessment, and data display/map production including many examples and
practical applications. Hands-on lab exercises using ArcGIS 8.x software.
Permission. Lab. (Also offered as GEOG 760.)
NR 765 Properties of biotic
communities, especially biodiversity. Effects of physical stress,
disturbance, competition, predation, positive interactions, and dispersal on
community properties. Community dynamics, including succession and stability.
Prereq: applied biostatistics and general ecology. Lecture and discussion.
System Science
NR 767 Introduces the study of Earth as
an integrated system. Investigates the major components (e.g., atmosphere,
biosphere, cryosphere, hydrosphere, and lithosphere), dynamics (e.g., energy
balance, water cycle, biogeochemical cycles), and changes within the earth
system. Emphasizes the interactions and feedbacks within the system. The
links between components are presented by examining present day processes and
selected events in Earth's history. The lab portion examines these concepts
through the development and use of computer models of Earth system processes.
Prereq: MATH 424B; MATH 425; or permission. Lab.
Forest Health
NR 782 and 882 Provides the field and remote
sensing tools and experience needed by students to assess forest conditions
at the individual tree and stand levels, as well as to conduct independent
research projects on specific topics of interest. May include assessing change-over-time,
landscape-level impacts of urban developments, severe weather events, and
other natural and anthropogenic perturbations affecting the health of
forests. Forest damage due to insects, air pollution (primarily ground-level
ozone), drought, the 1998 ice storm, and others are investigated. Lab.
Special fee. Permission.
Communities of New Hampshire
NR 783 A hands-on field course designed
to introduce students to the diverse forest community types of New Hampshire.
Topics include 1) field identification of forest types using different
classification systems and keys; 2) identification of characteristic plant
and animal species; 3) the roles of climate, geology, soils, natural
disturbance, forest management, and biotic factors in determining forest
community type; 4) primary and secondary succession, including old-growth.
Prereq: one course in ecology or environmental biology or permission. Special
Project in
Environmental Science I
NR 791 First part of a two-course
capstone project sequence for Environmental Science majors. Intended for
second semester Juniors, this course requires selection of a topic area, and
initial library and background research, leading to a statement of the problem
to be addressed. To be followed by NR 792. Restricted to Environmental
Science majors. Cr/F.
in Environmental Science II
NR 792 Second part of a two-course
capstone project sequence for Environmental Science majors. Intended for
first semester Seniors. In this course, students carry out the project
defined in NR 791. Results are summarized in a format appropriate for
professional presentation or publication. Students are expected to present
their results as part of the Undergraduate Research Conference the following
spring semester. Restricted to Environmental Science majors.
in Natural Resources
NR 795 nvestigations in Natural
Resources may include topics in environmental conservation, forestry, soil
and watershed management, ecosystems, and wildlife management. Permission
Topics in Natural Resources
NR 797 An experimental course for the
purpose of introducing a new course or teaching a special topic for a
semester in an area of specialization in natural resources. Permission
required. Special fee on some sections.
Coastal Challenges Sco-Policy NR 915 This seminar introduces TIDES students to the environment in which they will develop an understanding of the organization and workings of NOAA's Estuarine Research Reserve System, how this system serves the research needs of coastal communities and how the NERRS colloborate with other coastal and estuarine programs (e.g. Coastal Zone Management, National Estuarine Program), and develop strategies to solve coastal problems. The course involves field work at NERRS and other coastal aeras in ME, NH and MA. Permission.    
Linking Decision-making and Coastal Ecosystem Science NR 916 Integrating coastal ecosystem science, policy and management is the focus of this course, designed as an inquiry-based collaborative learning laboratory, with both classroom and field components. Students explore ways to effectively link knowledge to action(s) designed to address comlpex coastal and related watershed problems, including those related to climate change. We examine both theories and practices that are more likely to foster the production and use of salient, credible and legitimate knowledge that is trusted by scientists/technical experts, citizens and decision-makers and thus likely to meet the needs of and be used by the decision-makers. In addition to developing an understanding of criteria used to judge the adequacy of ecosystem-based knowledge and its relevance to support decisions, students are exposed to a range of models for analyzing complex problems, including the process of joint fact finding and other collaborative problem solving mechanisms. These are examined and tested by the students. Students develop specific problem assessment, communication, and process skills, and examine and evaluate a range of specific cases through in class simulations and practical applications relevant to real world initiatives. Original case studies of specific current coastal issues are undertaken to test their models. Permission required.    
Current Issues in Ecosystem Ecology NR 947 Examines current issues in ecosystem ecology and biogeochemistry by weekly discussion of primary research articles. Topics covered include elemental interactions in biogeochemical processes, mechanisms regulating nitrogen losses from terrestrial ecosystems, and hydrologic-chemical interactions in streams and groundwater. Cr/F.    
Community Ecology NR 965 This course inevstigates how community properties -- species richness, and abundance distribution -- are influenced by evolutionary history, landscape phenomena such as dispersal and migration, and local factors such as the physical environment, disturbance, competition, predation, and positive interactions. Mechanistic models of community dynamics, including succession, are discussed. The influence of species diversity on ecosystem function is discussed, and all aspects of the course are related to conservation science.    
Natural and Environmental Resources Seminar NR 993 Presentation and discussion of recent research, literature, and policy problems in the natural and social sciences influencing resource use.    
in Health and Well Being
NUTR 400 This course is designed to teach
the scientific principles of human biology using nutritional concepts to
promote personal health and well being. Special fee. Students cannot earn
credit for this course if they have taken ANSC 400 or NUTR 475.
Perspectives on Nutrition
NUTR 401 1 credit. This survey course
examines the many opportunities for dietitians and nutrition science
professionals, from farm to fork, to health and nutrition outcomes. Students
have the opportunity to meet and interact with department and university
faculty. They explore the many career paths and nutrition strategies used by
those in the food and nutrition science fields. Legal and ethical
considerations for these professionals are discussed. Content areas for
specialization in nutrition sciences, dietetics, nutrition and wellness are
reviewed as well as those topics explored via the Ecogastronomy dual major.
Prereq: NUTR major. Cr/F. (Fall semester only).
Food and
NUTR 405 Consideration of the cultural
significance of food, emphasizing historical, psychological, social,
political, and economic aspects. Also offered as ANSC 405. (Spring semester
only.) Writing intensive.
NUTR 476 Designed for the student who
plans to enter the health care profession. Introduces the concepts of
nutritional assessment and the practical application of these concepts in the
nutritional care of clients in clinical, community, and research settings. Prereq:
NUTR 400.
and Wellness
NUTR 506 This course assists students in
making informed decisions affecting personal ans societal wellness. It
emphasizes the dimensions of wellness, including the impact of psychological,
emotional and physical health, as well as environmental influences that affect
Science: Principles and Practice
NUTR 550 Principles of food composition
structure and properties and the chemical changes foods undergo in
preparation and processing. Study of the laws and regulations that are
applied to marketing food systems; principle and practice in food
preservation. Application of scientific principles and interpretations of
laboratory findings. Prereq: HMGT 403, NUTR 400, CHEM 403-404, and CHEM
545-546. Special fee. Lab. (Spring semester only.)
in Exercise and Fitness
NUTR 546 An in-depth look at the facts
and fallacies behind eating for optimal health and physical performance.
Topics include gaining and losing weight, nutritional supplements for optimal
performance, disordered eating, protein supplementation, and proper training
diets. Prereq: NUTR 400 or equivalent.
Diet and Culture
NUTR 595 Is there a diet that allows one
to eat, drink, and still be healthy? While Americans struggle with rising
rates of obesity and related health conditions, inhabitants of the
Mediterranean region enjoy relatively low rates of heart disease, cancer, and
obesity. Offers a unique on-site experience in Ascoli Piceno, Italy to
investigate the cultural and scientific importance of the Mediterranean Diet.
Students review basic nutrition concepts as well as the history and evolution
of the Mediterranean diet. Combining lecture, discussion, and experiential
activities, NUTR 595 is offered through the UNH Italy Study Abroad Program
during the summer session.
NUTR 720 Solutions to the complex public
health nutrition problems require cost-effective, community-based
interventions that identify and address their multiple causes. From food
insecurity to the challenges of escalating obesity rates, the community
nutritionist is a key player in designing prevention, intervention and health
promotion programs and policies. Provides the skills and tools needed to
assess, implement, and evaluate community nutrition interventions. Prereq:
NUTR 400. Writing intensive.
From Seed to Sea: Examining Sustainable Food Systems NUTR 731 Food system structure and function from a coupled human and natural systems perspective. Topics include: an exploration of using natural resources to meet growing population demands; conflicting views on meeting food and nutrition requirements; impacts of increased stress on natural resources; inequities and discrimination in the food system; impact of dietary guidelines on the environment. Study of diverse human and natural system interactions are integrated to understand issues in food system sustainability.    
Issues in Nutrition
NUTR 780 Critical review and analysis of
controversial topics in nutrition; emphasis on developing oral and written
communication skills and analytical reasoning skills. Prereq: permission.
(Spring semester only.) Writing intensive.
and Treatment of Adult Obesity
NUTR 756 Overview of the risk factors
associated with obesity; evidence-based recommendations for assessment and
treatment of obesity. Counseling skills important to successful weight
management and non-diet approaches are also explored. Prereq: NUTR 400, ZOOL
507/508. Special fee.
and Gender Based Health Concerns 
NUTR 770 Offers a comprehensive review of
the health issues facing adult men and women today. Students read and
evaluate the current literature and document their reactions to group
discussion in reaction papers on the topic. Students also present a topic of
interest to the class.
NUTR 720 Solutions to the complex public
health nutrition problems require cost-effective, community-based
interventions that identify and address their multiple causes. From food
insecurity to the challenges of escalating obesity rates, the community
nutritionist is a key player in designing prevention, intervention and health
promotion programs and policies. Provides the skills and tools needed to
assess, implement, and evaluate community nutrition interventions. Prereq:
NUTR 400. Writing intensive.
and Gender Based Health Concerns 
NUTR 770 Offers a comprehensive review of
the health issues facing adult men and women today. Students read and
evaluate the current literature and document their reactions to group
discussion in reaction papers on the topic. Students also present a topic of
interest to the class.
Dietetics: Clinical Theory and Practice NUTR 931 This course is designed to integrate clinical theory and practice in dietetics care. Bi-weekly seminars, weekly on-line assignments and supplemental readings serve to provide a mechanism to examine the nutritional basis of diet and disease relationships and consider appropriate nutritional interventions. Between 500-600 of clinical rotations are planned and provide interns with the opportunity to explore the application of nutritional science principles and practices within inpatient and outpatient environments. Staff, relief, coupled with an in-depth case study presentation of a current patient with multiple nutrition risk factors will serve as the capstone practicuum project. Permission required. Special fee.    
and Civilization
PBIO 400 Global experience of human
interactions with plants and ways in which plants have contributed to the
development and flourishing of human societies. Includes role of plants in
providing sustenance, clothing and shelter, quest for spices and the
historical consequences of plant explorations and exploitations, the power to
heal or kill, plants in mythology and spiritual endeavors, plants that alter
consciousness, plant diseases and human history, plants as energy for
society, and the Green Revolution global change and feeding the world in the
future. Special fee.
PBIO 412 Plants in their natural
environments: their structure, function, growth, reproduction, and
evolutionary diversity. Special fee. Lab.
PBIO 421 Introduces horticultural
practices and principles affecting plant growth and development in garden,
landscape, greenhouse, and farm settings. Special fee. Lab.
PBIO 501 Fundamentals of general and
plant biochemistry for students in majors not requiring the biology core,
e.g., health sciences, agricultural sciences, environmental biology. (Will
not substitute for BCHM 658-659, BCHM 751-752.) Not open to first-year students;
not offered every year. Prereq: CHEM 403-404 or equivalent.
to Marine Biology
PBIO 503 Emphasizes the organization of
marine biological communities. Various marine environments pelagic, benthic,
temperate, tropical?and their characteristic communities. Major emphasis on
the approaches (e.g., analysis of energy flow and predator-prey interactions)
used to analyze marine communities as well as the sampling techniques
employed for each approach and the characteristic habitat type. Prereq: BIOL
411-412. Special fee. (Also offered as ZOOL 503.)
Soils, and Environment
PBIO 546      
PBIO 547 Effects of environmental factors
such as nutrition, light, and temperature on plant growth and development.
Hands-on learning of a scientific approach to plant production, with an
emphasis on producing high-quality greenhouse plants. Diagnosis of plant problems
related to environmental factors. Issues of environmental quality related to
intensive horticultural production. Special fee. Writing intensive.
PBIO 566 Scientific basis of plant
taxonomy and the identification and classification of major plant families,
native trees, shrubs, and wild flowers. Field trips, plant collection.
Prereq: BIOL 412 or PBIO 412. Lab. Special fee.
to Marine Botany
PBIO 625 Life history, classification,
and ecology of micro- and macroscopic marine plants, including phytoplankton,
seaweed, and salt marsh plants, and the interactions between humans and
marine plant communities. Occasional Saturday morning field trips. Prereq:
BIOL 412 or PBIO 412 or permission. Special fee. Lab.
Production Technologies
PBIO 650 Major technologies and systems
for intensive production of warm season vegetable crops, including
traditional and alternative tillage and fertilizer practices, irrigation
systems, storage systems, and use of various plasti-culture techniques
(mulches, row covers, high tunnels, and greenhouses) to extend the growing
season. Prereq: PBIO 421 or equivalent or permission; PBIO 546 and 547
recommended. (Not offered every year.)
PBIO 651 Nature, symptomatology,
etiology, epidemiology, and control of important plant diseases. Prereq: PBIO
412, BIOL 411-412, or equivalent. Lab.
Culture of
Vegetable Crops
PBIO 652 Origin, distribution, adaptation
and culture of major temperate and subtropical vegetable crops. Lectures
emphasize information on varieties, planting systems, cultivation, pest
control, harvesting, and storage for New England growing conditions. Prereq:
PBIO 421 or 412 or equivalent or permission; PBIO 546 recommended. (Not
offered every year.)
PBIO 679 Relates the principles of plant
growth and development to current theory and practice in the establishment
and maintenance of landscape plants. Plant selection, site assessment,
planting techniques, cultural practices and diagnosis of problems are addressed
with emphasis on environmental sustainability. Prereq: PBIO 421 or permission. Special fee. (Offered every
other year.)
Crop Management
PBIO 689 Production of annuals,
herbaceous perennials, and flowering bulbs. Hands-on learning of production
aspects including nutrition and irrigation management, and details of
specific floricultural crops. Business management for greenhouse and nursery
operations is covered, including use of computer spreadsheet tools. Prereq:
PBIO 547. Lab. Special fee. (Offered alternate years.)
PBIO 701 Structure-function relationship
of plants, internal and external factors regulating plant growth and
development, plant hormones, plant metabolism, water relations, and mineral
nutrition. Prereq: PBIO 412 or PBIO 421 or BIOL 411-412; CHEM 403-404; PBIO 501
or equivalent.
Stress Physiology
PBIO 709/809 Physiological and biochemical
mechanisms of plant responses to abiotic stresses, including drought, salt,
high and low temperature, visible and ultra-violet radiation, heavy metals,
and air pollutants. Current hypotheses, agricultural and ecological implications
are discussed.
of Photosynthesis
PBIO 713 Physiology and biochemistry of
photosynthesis in higher plants and microorganisms: light reactions, electron
transport, membrane structure and function, carbon assimilation pathways,
energy conservation, and metabolic regulation. Agronomic and ecological
aspects of photosynthesis are examined. Prereq: plant physiology or
biochemistry (Not offered every year.)
PBIO 717/817 Introduces the ecology of
freshwater systems with emphasis on lakes. Origins of lakes and the effects
of watersheds on lake chemistry and nutrient cycling are explored. Other
topics include the impact of human disturbances on productivity and aquatic
food webs and methods used for the management and restoration of lakes.
Comparisons are made of the structure and functions of lake ecosystems found
in temperate, tropical and arctic regions. Prereq: general biology. (Also
offered as ZOOL 717.)
Studies in Lake Ecology
PBIO 719/819 Ecology of lakes and other
freshwater habitats examined through field studies. Emphasizes modern methods
for studying lakes; analysis and interpretation of data; and writing of
scientific papers. Seminars on research papers and student presentations of class
studies. Field trips to a variety of lakes, from the coastal plain to White
Mountains; investigate problems, such as eutrophication, acidification,
biodiversity and biotoxins. Capstone experiences include interaction with
state agencies, lake stakeholders and the submission of written manuscripts
for publication. Prereq: introductory biology. (Also offered as ZOOL 719.)
Special fee. Writing intensive.
PBIO 720 Mineral nutrition of higher
plants, behavior of nutrients in the soil and in plants, environmental and
genetic factors that influence nutrient absorption and translocation, and
visual diagnosis and remediation of plant nutrient deficiencies and toxicities.
Prereq: CHEM 403-404; PBIO 701 or permission. Special fee.
PBIO 722 Identification, classification,
ecology, and life histories of the major groups of marine algae, particularly
the benthonic marine algae of New England. Periodic field trips. Prereq: BIOL
412 or PBIO 412 or 703. Lab. (Offered alternate years.) Special fee.
Plankton, and Seagrass: The Ecology and Systematics of Marine Plants
PBIO 723 Introduces the biology of marine
plants, with an emphasis on the macroalgae common to the Gulf of Maine and
found in abundance at the Isles of Shoals. Lecture topics include
productivity in the world's oceans, rocky shore ecology, commercial
cultivation of algae, and phytoplankton ecology, as well as molecular
analysis of the evolution and biogeography of marine plants. Field and
laboratory exercises include collection and identification of algae from
Appledore's intertidal and subtidal habitats, experimental design and data
analysis for field study, and tide-pool community surveys. Individual field
projects may involve studies of algae growth, productivity as it relates to
morphology, photosynthesis, and desiccation during low tide. Daily and
evening lectures, laboratories and field work. Prereq: field marine science
or one year of introductory biology. (Summers only, at Shoal's Marine Lab.)
PBIO 725 Marine environment and its
biota, emphasizing intertidal and estuarine habitats. Includes field,
laboratory, and independent research project. Prereq: general ecology;
permission. Marine invertebrate zoology, oceanography, and statistics are
desirable. (Also offered as ZOOL 725.) Special fee. (Offered alternate
Management: A Multidisciplinary Approach
PBIO 732/832 Lectures and seminars on
interpreting lake water quality, developing a natural history inventory for
lakes, the process of creating a lake management plan, and resolution of
conflicting uses of lakes. Students develop lake management plans in
cooperation with governmental agencies and lake associations. Guest speakers
from state agencies and non-governmental organizations. Introduces use of GIS
(Geographic Information Systems) methods for the analysis of lakes and
watersheds. Presents lake management issues from scientific and social
science points of view. Open to students from all disciplines. (Also offered
as ZOOL 732.) Special fee. Lab.
Plants in Restoration, Management, and Conservation 
PBIO 747 A field-intensive class focusing
upon freshwater and marine vascular plants with an emphasis on species
commonly associated with ecological restoration, the identification and
conservation of rare species, and the adaptations and management of invasive
species of aquatic habitats in New England. Field trips emphasize the flora
of various wetland habitats, including open water and vegetated fresh water
wetlands, as well as coastal and estuarine habitats. Lectures and readings
examine the current trends in research and management focusing upon specific
taxa and pertinent facets of their taxonomy, physiology, and natural history.
Prereq: PBIO 566 or permission.
Pest Management
PBIO 760/860 Students learn the principles of
integrated pest management, as they apply to insects (and some other
anthropods). Additionally, they learn to recognize the major orders of
insects, and some insect families that are important as natural enemies of
pests. Course incorporates a significant amount of writing, plus learning to
search the scientific literature. Prereq: BIOL 411 and BIOL 412 or
equivalent. Writing intensive.
A Phytogeographic Perspective
PBIO 761      
Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering
PBIO 774 Plant transformation and
regeneration, gene isolation and identification, structure and regulation of
plant genes, current applications of plant genetic engineering, environmental
and social implications. Prereq: BIOL 604 or permission. (Also offered as GEN
774.) (Not offered every year.)
in Plant Biology
PBIO 795 Topics may include systematic
botany, plant physiology, plant pathology, plant anatomy, plant ecology,
mycology, cell biology, phycology, botanical teaching, morphology, cell
physiology, scientific writing, micro-technique, cell and tissue culture,
history of botany, genetics, plant utilization, or teaching experience.
Individual projects under faculty guidance. Prereq: permission. (4 credit
maximum per semester for any single section.) May be repeated.
Topics in Plant Biology
PBIO 796 Occasional offerings in subject
matter not covered by existing courses. A) Systematic Botany, B) Physiology,
C) Plant Pathology, D) Anatomy, E) Morphology, F) Ecology, G) Mycology, H)
Phycology, I) Cell Biology, J) Genetics, K) Evolution, L) Plant Utilization,
M) Plant Molecular Biology, N) Developmental Plant Biology, O) Cell and
Tissue Culture, P) Physiological Ecology, Q) Plant Disease Control, R) Plant
Hormones, S) Crop Management, T) Biotechnology, U) Plant Nutrition, V)
Ecological Agriculture W) History and Philosophy. Prereq: permission. May be
repeated. No more than 4cr. maximum per semester for any single section.
Natural & Environ Resource Mgt RAM 911 Fundamental economic, aesthetic, and ethical principles involved in the management of natural resources. Ways to apply these principles in the formulation and evaluation of resource management policies, including the management of specific renewable resources, soils, water, forests, and wildlife. Prereq: permission. (Also offered as RECO 911.) (Offered every other year.)    
Rural & Regional Economic Development RECO 856 Concepts and methods of delineating regional economies, methods of measuring activity, regional development, and public policies. Emphasis on empirical research studies. Prereq: intermediate economy theory or permission.    
and Global Understanding
TOUR 510 Introduces ways in which tourism
can act as a vehicle to understanding foreign cultures. Responsible tourism,
has the potential to help bridge cultural and psychological distances that
separate people of different races, religions, and socio-economic classes.
Through responsible tourism we can learn to appreciate, trust, and respect
the human diversity that our world has to offer. Helps students gain an
informed acquaintance with other cultures and customs, and to understand the
central role of tourism in international and cross-cultural understanding.
Cr/F option.
Managing for the Environment
TOUR 705 Ecotourism embraces both the
environment and economics. Provides a comprehensive framework for planning
and managing ecotourism in order to both maximize potential benefits and
minimize potential costs for people and the environment. Seminar format. Case
studies used to assess the role of ecotourism in the sustainable development
of natural resources. Prereq: TOUR 400, juniors or seniors only
Impact Assessment
TOUR 767 Provides a cross-disciplinary
perspective on the issues, problems, and methods of Social Impact Assessment
(SIA). Provides analytic approach and theoretical framework for the
assessment of diverse events, including changes in the natural environment,
the local economy, or dominant technology. SIA is required of most U.S. and
Canadian federal- and state-sponsored projects that come under the National
Environmental Protection Act, as well as all projects funded by international
donor agencies. (Juniors and seniors only.) Writing intensive.
Sustainable Agriculture and Food Production SAFS 405 Introduces systems involved in sustainable agriculture with an emphasis on ecological and organic food production. Scientific and biological principles relating to sustainable and organic food production, and the role of sustainable agriculture within our communities. Special fee.    
A Taste of the Tropics SAFS 410 This course will expose students to the exciting world of tropical agriculture and the ways that people in the tropics utilize a diverse array of food crops. Our lives as consumers in the developed world are touched by tropical products every single day. Wether it's the cinnamon in your tea, the vanilla in your cookies, the black pepper on your salad, or your cup of hot coffee, you likely consume tropical crops whether you know it or not. Ever stop to wonder where these items are from and how they are produced? We will examine agriculture and food culture throughout the tropical world's four principle areas: Latin America, Tropical Asia, Tropical Africa, and the South Pacific. Production systems ranging from large scale modern high input operations to home subsistence gardens are explored. Tropical crops are examined in five major groups: grains and legumes, starchy roots, exotic vegetables, tropical fruit, and herbs, spices, medicinal plants. Cultual uses of these crops throughout the tropical world are given special emphasis.    
Field Experience SAFS 600      
Sustainable Landscape Design and Management SAFS 731 Students examine principles and trends in sustainable sites development and apply knowledge of ecological and biological systems in the design and maintenance of residential and commerical landscapes. Understanding woody plant structure and function and plant responses to environmental factors and horticultural practices are included as an integral part od sustainable landscape establishment. Each student completes a sustainable landscape renovation plan that creates an attractive human habitat and provides ecosystem services such as biodiversity and wildlife habitat, soil and water quality protection, nutrient recycling and microclimate modification. Prereq: SAFS 421.    
Investigations SAFS 795      
Fruit Crop Production SAFS 610 This course explores the origin, distribution, botany, and cultural practices of fruit crops. Fruit crops represent an important component of both our dietary needs and many agricultural production systems. Emphasis will be given to temperate fruit crops suitable for New England growing conditions. Other topics explored include integrating fruit crops into landscapes, organic and conventional cultural practices, and post-harvest handling. Sustainability related.    
Greenhouse Management and Operation SAFS 689 Course provides introduction to greenhouse construction, design, environmental control, and current trends in the industry. Fundamentals of starting a greenhouse business including safety and labor, marketing, and post-harvest considerations also covered. Efforts towards making the greenhouse industry more sustainable are explored alongside with certification options and procedures. Crops representative of current major New England crops are grown during lab. Students learn about crop selection and practices including IPM, irrigation, and fertility management. Prereq: PBIO 421 or permission of the instructor. Lab. Special fee. (Offered alternate years). Writing intensive.    
Professional Perspectives in Zoology ZOOL 400 Presentations by departmental faculty provide an informal overview of various zoological topics and professional opportunities. The course acquaints students with faculty, provides information on departmental research projects, and facilitates early research involvement for students. Required for all first-year zoology majors. (Fall only). Cr/F.    
ZOOL 408 Ocean sciences is a hands-on,
inquiry-based introduction to marine systems, focused primarily on marine
biology and ecology. Designed to introduce students to science as a way of
knowing and understanding the world around us, specifically the world's oceans
and their contributions to world food and oxygen supply, their role in
regulating climate, and their unfortunate overexploitation for our
technological world. Uses evolution as the unity common to many seemingly
different forms of life. Helps students discover the relevance of the topic
to their own lives and to the many problems that face us in the 21st century.
Engages students by helping them discover first-hand the joy and excitement
that comes from making discoveries using the scientific method. Prereq:
acceptance to Campus-to-Coast Fellowship Program.
ZOOL 410 An intensive 2-credit course for
incoming freshmen, surveying a range of marine-related fields (with an
emphasis on biology and ecology), research approaches, and organisms. The
course is based at the Shoals Marine Laboratory on Appledore Island, where students.
and some faculty, will be in residence. "Marine Immersion"
introduces students to the breadth, excitement, and challenges of marine
sciences through lectures, demonstrations, and field experiences offered by a
cohort of UNH faculty, and through short research projects carried out on the
island. It also introduces them to resources and opportunities available at
UNH, provides an opportunity to get to know some of their professors, and
lets them begin building a network among their peers even before they arrive
in Durham. Special fee.
Biology of
ZOOL 412 undamentals of modern animal
biology from cells to organisms, including structure, function, genetics,
development, ecology, and the diversity produced by animal evolution. Weekly
demonstrations and virtual e-labs provide a hands-on introduction to the animal
kingdom. Special fee. Lab. (Fall semester only.)
to Aquatic Invasive Species
ZOOL 444A This is an inquiry course for
first-year students interested in issues relating to the management of
aquatic invasive plants and animals based on an understanding of the ecology
and biology. Course is a combination of lectures, laboratory and field exercises
and discussions focusing on the selected freshwater and marine invasive
species and their management. Special fee.
to Marine Science
ZOOL 474 Allows non-biology majors to
experience the breadth of the marine sciences under field conditions at an
island (Appledore) laboratory, with excursions to seal and seabird colonies
on the neighboring islands and whale feeding grounds in the Gulf of Maine.
Involves field investigation, lab work, and lectures as well as reading,
independent research, and scientific writing. Topics include general marine
biology, intertidal ecology, plankton biology, fisheries, and benthic (sea
floor) communities. (Summers only at Shoals Marine lab.)
to Marine Biology
ZOOL 503 Organization of marine
biological communities in various marine environments pelagic, benthic,
temperate, tropical. Major emphasis on the approaches (e.g., analysis of
energy flow and predator-prey interactions) used to analyze marine
communities and on the sampling techniques employed for each approach and the
habitat type. Prereq: BIOL 411-412. (Also offered as PBIO 503.) Special fee.
ZOOL 510 Introduces field ornithology
focusing on the biology, ecology, and behavior of avifauna on the Isles of
Shoals. Includes such ornithological field methods as censuring techniques,
territory mapping, banding, behavioral observation, and creating a field notebook.
Fieldwork is designed to supplement many classroom concepts, including
territoriality, breeding biology, and survivorship. Prereq: one year of
college-level biology. Lab. (Summers only at Shoals Marine Lab.)
Ornithology ZOOL 542 Identification and biology of
birds, especially those of northeastern United States. Involves field trips,
laboratory work, and lectures. Prereq: one semester of biology. (Spring
semester only.)
ZOOL 545 Study of the factors affecting
distribution and abundance of organisms of coral reefs, mangroves, and
tropical dry and moist forest. Course conducted over winter break in the
Virgin Islands National Park, St. John, USVI. $250.00 deposit required at
registration. Program fee. Prereq: one biology course. Permission required.
ZOOL 547 Introduction to nature
photography emphasizing macro- and telephoto techniques, and photo
enhancement using Photoshop Elements.
Ecology and Bioclimates
ZOOL 570 Practically-oriented. Emphasizes
1) the definition, description and measurement of major abiotic factors
(e.g., radiation, temperature, atmospheric moisture and precipitation, and
winds and currents; 2) the role of both biotic and abiotic coastal environmental
factors with respect to plants and animals, including humans; and 3) the
fundamentals of dynamic meteorology and short-term weather prediction from
observations of natural coastal phenomena such as cloud and wind patterns.
Special attention is given to the terrestrial and littoral microclimate of
Appledore Island. Prereq: one year of college-level biology; some physics or
physical geography preferred. (Summers only at Shoals Marine Lab.)
of the Lobster
ZOOL 609 2 credits. An introduction to
the biology of the American lobster, Homarus americanus. The course includes
an overview of this ecologically and economically important species, and
covers several major topics in depth, each taught by a lobster biologist expert
in that field. Topics may include life history, larval development and
metamorphosis, anatomy, physiological adaptation, fisheries and fishing
methods, feeding mechanisms, ecology, and behavior. Lecture, laboratory,
discussion, and field work. Special fee. (Summers only at Shoals Marine Lab.)
Prereq: one year college level biology.
of Aquaculture
ZOOL 610 3 credits. Introduces the
culture practices employed for production of aquatic organisms. Topics
include ecological and environmental considerations, selective breeding,
nutrition, diseases, processing, and marketing. Emphasis on finfish. Prereq:
BIOL 411-412 or equivalent.
of Aquaculture Lab
ZOOL 611 Laboratory exercises in
aquaculture covering the use of chemical reagents to monitor water quality;
brood stock feeding and management; use of anesthesia and fish handling;
spawning marine finfish; culturing algae, rotifers and artemia for marine
larviculture; larviculture of marine finfish; assessing fish growth; hatchery
hygiene. Includes site visits to local production facilities. Prereq: BIOL
411-412 or equivalent. Coreq: ZOOL 610.
Invertebrate Evolution and Ecology
ZOOL 628 Stresses the rich diversity of
marine invertebrates by integrating phylogenetic trends with physiological
and behavioral adaptation, and with ecological and symbiotic interactions.
Offers a comparative survey of invertebrates from protozoans to protochordates;
deals with aspects of form and function, development, evolution,
classification, ecology, and natural history. Students work with live and
preserved animals. Extensive dissections and a field component are required.
Prereq: BIOL 411-412. Special fee. Lab. (Not offered every year.)
and Biology of Marine Invertebrates
ZOOL 630 An introduction to the biology
and evolution of the major invertebrate phyla, concentrating on marine
representatives. Emphasis placed on the evolution of form and function, and
the ecology, behavior, physiology, chemical ecology, and natural history of invertebrates.
Appledore Island's unique location provides an excellent venue for the study
of freshly collected and in situ representatives of most of the major phyla.
Special fee. (Summers only at Shoals Marine Lab.) Prereq: one year college
level biology.
Marine Science
ZOOL 674 8 credits. Introduces the marine
sciences with an emphasis on field work in natural habitats. Examines aspects
of the systematics, morphology, physiology, behavior, and ecology of marine
organisms, including intertidal plants and invertebrates, fishes, marine
mammals and birds; fisheries biology; oceanography, marine geology; and human
impacts on the marine environment. Sessions include lectures, discussions,
field work, experience aboard a coastal research vessel, and excursions to
distinctive habitats. Offered in cooperation with Cornell University.
Students may not take Field Marine Science after taking Field Marine Biology
and Ecology. Prereq: one full year of college-level biology. (Summers only at
Shoals Marine Lab.)
Marine Biology and Ecology
ZOOL 675 8 credits. Introductory marine
science course emphasizing field work in natural habitats with a focus on
marine ecology. Examines the ecology of the intertidal zone and the
ecological, evolutionary, and physiological adaptations of marine organisms.
Course includes lectures; discussions; field work, including quantitative
field sampling methods; experience aboard a coastal research vessel; and
excursions to distinctive habitats. Offered in cooperation with Cornell
University. Students may not take this course after taking Field Marine
Science. Prereq: one full year of college-level biology. (Summers only at
Shoals Marine Lab.)
Evolution ZOOL 690 Biological evolution is the
changes within populations of organisms that extend beyond the lifetime of
individuals. Darwin's mechanism of evolution by natural selection, and other
evolutionary forces, explain the diverse adaptations of organisms to different
environments. Topics include principles of heredity, sources and maintenance
of variation, adaptation, speciation, classification, development, the
history of life and the earth, and current controversies. Prereq: BIOL
411-412 or equivalent. Writing intensive.
ZOOL 708 Ecological relationships of
organisms in flowing water; streams as ecosystems. Lectures on physical and
chemical features of streams, floral and faunal communities, and factors
controlling populations and behavior of stream organisms. Lab exercises employ
both field and laboratory experimental techniques. Special fee. Lab. (Not
offered every year.)
Ichthyology ZOOL 710 Introduces the evolution,
systematics, anatomy, physiology, and ecology of fishes, with emphasis on New
England species. Prereq: principles of biology or equivalent. Lab. (Offered
in alternate years.)
ZOOL 711 Methods of sampling populations,
factors regulating temporal and spatial distribution, trophic interactions of
communities, role of zooplankton in the food web of lakes. Experimental
techniques employed in field trips to freshwater habitats; seminars examine
current research. Prereq: general biology. Special fee. Lab. (Not offered
every year.)
Mammalogy ZOOL 712 Evolution, ecology, behavior,
physiology, and diversity of mammals. Focuses on conceptual issues such as
the relations of structure, function, physiology, and ecology of species;
reproductive physiology and life history strategies; and the evolution of mating
systems and social structure. Requires familiarity with mammalian groups to
the family level and identification of local fauna to species. Prereq: BIOL
411-412 or equivalent. Lab. (Not offered every year.) Special fee.
ZOOL 713 Introduces the naturalistic
study of animal behavior. Emphasizes the evolution, development, physiology,
and ecology of behavior. Topics include the genetic and acquired bases of
behavior, neuroethology and behavioral endocrinology, communication, orientation,
foraging strategies, reproductive ecology, and the evolution of altruistic
behavior. Prereq: BIOL 411-412 or equivalent. Lab. Writing intensive.
of Animal Behavior
ZOOL 714 An animal's behavioral patterns
represent its abilities to deal with the environment dynamically. Course
focuses on ecological and evolutionary significance of behavioral patterns
found in all organisms, particularly those animals that inhabit coastal marine
environments. Strong emphasis on methods of behavioral research and
interpretation of behavioral patterns using field observations of diverse
fauna of Appledore Island and surrounding waters. Prereq: introductory
biology; experience in psychology, animal behavior, or ecology is helpful.
(Summers only at Shoals Marine Lab.)
Invasive Species
ZOOL 721 Capstone course for a limited
number of biological science majors to work closely with and help teach a
Discovery course for non-majors in biology. Involves lectures, discussions,
and laboratory and field exercises and write-ups focusing on managing aquatic
invasive species based on an understanding of their ecology. Special fee.
ZOOL 725 Marine environment and its
biota, emphasizing intertidal and estuarine habitats. Includes field,
laboratory, and an independent research project. Prereq: general ecology;
permission. Marine invertebrate zoology, oceanography, and statistics are
desirable. (Also offered as PBIO 725.) Special fee. (Not offered every year.)
ZOOL 730 Hypothesis testing and
experimental design, theoretical and practical aspects of sampling, and
critiques of current research papers. Includes special problems of conducting
research underwater (diving physics and physiology, theory and use of diving
tables, hyperbaric medicine) and underwater techniques (underwater
photography and video, photo quadrates, tagging and marking, cages and
enclosures). Students must supply their own equipment. Students with special
research interests are encouraged to enroll in an additional third week of
independent underwater research. Prereq: recognized scuba certification, a
medical examination, one year of biology or other supporting science.
(Summers only at Shoals Marine Lab.)
ZOOL 733/833 Behavioral adaptations of
animals to their environment, including the evolution of behavior and
behavioral genetics; foraging and competition for resources; reproductive
ecology, mating systems and parental care; and the evolution of cooperative
behavior. Examples include both vertebrates and invertebrates. Emphasizes
critical understanding of concepts as exhibited in oral and written
exercises. Students conduct independent investigations. Prereq: ZOOL 713 or
permission. Lab. (Offered in alternate years.) Writing intensive.
of Fishes
ZOOL 734 Emphasizes the diversity of
fishes in two aspects: diversity of evolutionary solutions to problems faced
by fishes and the great diversity of different types of fishes that inhabit
the world. Prereq: one full year of college level biology; background in vertebrate
biology is recommended, but not required. Special fee. (Summers only at
Shoals Marine Lab.)
Biology and Conservation
ZOOL 741 3 credits. This course covers
advanced topics in the evolution, diversity, anatomy, functional morphology,
neurobiology, sensory systems, behavior, reproduction, development, and
conservation of cartilaginous fishes: the approximately 1000 species of sharks,
skates, rays and chimaeras, which collectively make up the group
Chondrichthyes. Sepcial fee. (Summers only at Shoals Marine Lab.) Prereq:
Anatomy, Ichthyology or permission.
Social Behavior
ZOOL 742 Introduction to the field of
study of animal social behavior, including natural selection and behavior,
levels of analysis, animal communication, territoriality, kin recognition,
orientation, and mating systems. Field study of the herring gulls that nest
on Appledore Island, including methods of measuring behavior and designing
experiments, and individual research. Studying The Herring Gull's World, the
classic book by Tinbergen, will augment students' understanding of the gull's
fascinating social world. Special fee. (Summers only at Shoals Marine Lab.)
Prereq: one year college level biology.
and Diversity of Insects
ZOOL 745 Study of the biology of insects,
the most diverse group of organisms, focusing on why they are unique, how
they have become so diverse, and the basis of their success. The laboratory
is designed to develop an understanding of insect diversity through utilization
of different sampling techniques in several habitats, sorting to
"morphospecies," and use of biodiversity indices. Prereq: BIOL
411-412 or equivalent. Special fee. (Not offered every year.)
ZOOL 750/850 Biological processes of the
oceans, including primary and secondary production, trophodynamics, plankton
diversity, zooplankton ecology, ecosystems and global ocean dynamics. Field
trips on R/V Gulf Challenger and to the Jackson Estuarine Laboratory. Prereq:
one year of biology or permission of the instructor. (Also offered as ESCI
750.) Special fee. Lab. (Not offered every year.)
in Marine Biology
ZOOL 751 6 credits. Introduces the
adaptations of organisms to marine environments and the role these
adaptations have in structuring marine communities using an experimental
approach. Emphasizes experimental design, implementation, data analysis, and
scientific presentations. Offered in cooperation with Cornell University.
Prereq: one year of college-level biology. Additional experience in ecology
or physiology is recommended. (Summers only at Marine Lab.)
ZOOL 753 Lectures, laboratory work, and
fieldwork on the systematics, ecology, and physiology of fishes, marine
reptiles, marine birds, and marine mammals of the Gulf of Maine. Offered in
cooperation with Cornell University. Prereq: field marine science or vertebrate
biology. (Summers only at Shoals Marine Lab.)
and Function of Marine Vertebrates
ZOOL 754 he course is designed to
introduce students to a comparative study of the principal organ systems of
vertebrates (i.e., fishes, sea turtles, marine birds, marine mammals) that
are specifically adapted to the marine environment. Rather than focusing only
on description of anatomical structure, the anatomy of structures are
investigated with function, biological role, and evolutionary relationships.
Laboratory exercises cover osteology, dissection, behavior and biomechanics.
Special fee. (Summers only at Shoals Marine Lab.) Prereq: one year college
ZOOL 772/872 3 credits. Principles of
fisheries science, with emphasis on techniques used to assess the biological
characteristics of exploited fish populations, and the use of such
information for fisheries management. Prereq: ZOOL 710 or equivalent;
permission. (Not offered every year.)
of Fish
ZOOL 773 Investigates the physiological
processes responsible for maintaining homeostasis in fishes. Focuses on the
function and regulation of the major organ systems during stress and
environmental adaptation. Topics include reproduction, osmoregulation,
digestion, endocrinology, and sensory perception. Prereq: ZOOL 625 or
equivalent;/ or permission.
Investigations in Zoology
ZOOL 795 Independent study in various
areas including but not limited to animal behavior, developmental biology,
ecology, endocrinology, evolution, ichthyology, genetics, history of biology,
invertebrate biology, neurobiology and behavior, protozoology, teaching practices,
underwater research, vertebrate biology, and biological techniques. Course
sections for advanced work, individual or group seminar. May include reading,
laboratory work, organized seminars, and conferences. Prereq: permission of
department chairperson and staff concerned.
College of Health and Human Services
Course # Course Description    
Deaf Culture
COMM 537 This course examines deaf
culture from a multidisciplinary perspective. The historical treatment of
deaf individuals is explored within a sociological and cultural context as a
backdrop to the emergence of deaf culture. Course content includes minority group
dynamics, education of the deaf, the deaf community as a linguistic and
cultural minority, and the importance of deaf culture.
Issues in Communication Disorders
COMM 637 The purpose of the course is to
allow students to become informed about the complexity and the ways in which
cultures differ. The students develop a comprehensive understanding of, cross
cultural sensitivity to, and competence of one's own culture and the
characteristics of the four major cultural groups in the United States. The
students also develop intercultural skills for assessing and counseling
individuals as mandated by our professional association policies and
positions on language diversity in the clinical management of clients from
diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds.
We Don't
All Play the Violin: Stories and Stereotypes of Asians in America
FS 444 An interdisciplinary course that
examines perceptions of difference and foreign culture through and
exploration of the process of emigration of Chinese, Japanese, Cambodian, and
Vietnamese families from Asia to America and their experiences here. Class considers
history, economics, state and national legislation and regulations, politics,
art, gender and generational differences, and family relationships, as well
as North American American reactions to the presence of Asians, how
stereotypes by both Asians and Americans were developed, and their impact on
family members. Writing intensive.
Schools and Community
FS 743 mphasizes the critical value of
effective family-school-community partnerships in enhancing the education of
young children. The literature assessing the interactive nature of parent and
school resources with cultural influences is examined. Current models of
family-school-community partnerships are explored. Students participate in
parent/school/community activities within early childhood education centers
and schools. Prereq: permission. Writing intensive.
Class, Gender, and Families
FS 757 Explores the intersection of
race, class, and gender in family life in the U.S. Theory, research, and
other relevant literature is used to examine the variety of family
configurations in our society today and the diverse experiences that families
have as a result of existing social, political, and economic institutions.
The strengths of various family types are considered, as well as the
particular challenges these families may encounter in contemporary society.
Prereq: seniors or graduate students only; permission. Writing intensive.
Perspectives on Children and Families
FS 773 An investigation of historical
and modern conceptions of children and families in selected African, Asian,
European, and Latin countries. Emphasis is placed on the contribution of
these populations to the changing ethnic portrait of America. Prereq: seniors
only. Writing intensive
The Right
to be Disasbled in the Extreme Makover Society
HHS 444 Explores how society's view of
disability, its "construction," is influenced by a variety of
cultural variables and the implications of that construction on institutions
such as medicine and health care, education, the arts, the legal system, architecture
and engineering, etc.
Health: Doing Well by Doing Good
HMP 400 2 credits. Acquaints students
with the administrative roles, functions, settings, and professional
expectations of health management professionals. Provides an overview of
health care organizations and services. Students visit selected health care
organizations and talk with professionals.
States Health Care Systems
HMP 401 Nature and functions of health
care services and health professionals; impact of social, political,
economic, ethical, professional, legal, and technological forces on health
care systems. Current health policy issues.
Management and Policy Critical Issues
HMP 402 The roles, functions, settings,
and professional expectations of Health Management Professionals. Explores
key topic areas of health management and policy, including financing the
health care system, the public health system, and function, the political process,
as well as current areas of interest. Prereq: HMP 401 major or permission.
to Public Health
HMP 403 Course presents an overview of
the structure, function, and organization of the public health
system/services (governmental, proprietary, and voluntary sectors) and how
they operate, emphasizing core functions and major divisions (public health
administration, epidemiology and biostatistics, environmental health, social
and behavioral health). Surveys contemporary problems facing society, e.g.,
workforce issues, bioterrorism, epidemics, and lifestyle choices contributing
to obesity, tobacco and alcohol use, violence and challenges students to
think critically about them. Introduces public health careers.
Medicine and Health
HMP 430 An overview of several systems
of medicine and health that employ a framework different from industrialized
Western medicine for understanding the nature and causes of disease and
approaches to treatment. To better understand the validity or legitimacy of
alternative systems, we will also examine current research on the outcomes,
effectiveness and efficacy of the various systems.
Frankenstein to Dolly, and Beyond
HMP 444 This course is an
interdisciplinary introductory course designed specifically for first year
students. It seeks to stimulate and support student inquiry and exploration
of social and ethical issues associated with scientific research and
advances, the value-laden questions that they often precipitate, and their
impact on individuals, population groups, and society at large. (Also listed
as MICR 444.)
and Community Medicine
HMP 501 The distribution and
determinants of disease, illness, and health in the community. Community
health and illness measures, health status, and source of data. Development
of hypotheses and study designs to reduce community health problems using
epidemiological reasoning, methods, and analyses. Lab.
Health: History and Practice
HMP 505 Blends a broad overview of the
historical development of public health with important areas of contemporary
public health practice. Traces the history and practices of public health
from classical times, through the Middle Ages, the Renaissance, and European
Enlightenment. Special emphasis on the historical evolution, development, and
future of public health in the U.S. The latter includes the organization of
public health in the U.S., its major functions and practices, its
infrastructure, its programs and services, and its future challenges.
Behavior and the Public Health
HMP 569 Provides a grounding in
fundamental concepts of the behavioral sciences as they illuminate public
health. Individual and community responses to prevention, identification of
symptoms, diagnoses, treatments, chronic ailments, and rehabilitation are
discussed. In each of these areas, the course explores the interaction
between community, family, patient, and health care provider.
HMP 642 Theoretical and empirical
analysis of the U.S. health care delivery sector. Topics include health
insurance markets and their effects on patients demand, uninsured populations
and their access to health care services, breakdowns in the principal/agent
relationship between patients and providers, competition in the medical
sector, technology, pharmaceuticals and the scope and effect of government
involvement in the delivery of health care. Prereq: ECON 402. (Also listed as
ECON 642.)
HMP 715 This course offers a general
introduction to environmental health from the community, regional, and global
perspective by addressing fundamental topics and current controversies such
as air pollution, water pollution, built environment/urban sprawl, food
safety, waste disposal, and occupational health. Students learn about
environmental health assessment methods. Major issues in environmental health
and related regulatory efforts and public health policy reform are examined.
Prereq: HMP 501.
Health Care Organizations
HMP 721 Organizational characteristics
of ambulatory, acute, and long-term care facilities. Management issues and
strategies involving governance, clinical services, human and fiscal
resources, and community-based services. Prereq: major or permission.
Ethics and Law
HMP 744 Ethical theories and
decision-making models; patients' rights and professional responsibilities;
social justice and resource allocation; critical issues facing clinicians,
managers, and health policy makers; managerial versus medical care conflicts.
Prereq: major or permission. Writing intensive.
HMP 746 Analysis of the public policy
process, the development of health policies in the U.S., and discussion of
specific health policy issues. Prereq: major or permission.
Policy Analysis
HMP 748 Public policy outputs analyzed
for effectiveness, efficiency, and equity, focusing on public policies in the
United States. Prereq: major or permission. Lab. Special fee
Risk and
Human Experience
KIN 444A Explores the construct of risk
in two phases: 1) knowledge building, focusing on the historical development
of risk and its current manifestations in contemporary society; and 2)
knowledge application, which focuses on applying conceptions of risk to various
case study examples. The second phase of the course employs a problem-based
learning approach with four distinct modules that ask students to apply,
experience, and evaluate risk in a variety of contexts. Each module includes:
a) a case study description, b) an experiential exercise, and c) a
collaborative debriefing of the experience and reflective application to
broader societal issues.
Foundations of Health and Fitness
KIN 527 Provides students with
practical, scientific, entry-level information relative to physical
conditioning, health, and wellness from childhood through adulthood. Students
are given theoretical information that will be followed by practical,
hands-on experiences offered through laboratory experiences. Special fee.
Writing intensive.
KIN 549 Introduces the methods and
techniques of wilderness navigation. Topics include map interpretation,
compass use, global positioning systems, and other navigation methods. A
variety of teaching styles are used to familiarize the students with each
topic area, and occur in both classroom and wilderness settings. Special fee.
Education Philosophy and Methods
KIN 550 Explores the philosophical basis
for experiential and outdoor education. Experiential exercises and readings
focus on the role of risk, traditional versus progressive education, role of
nature, ethics, models of learning and facilitation, and developing a
personal philosophy of outdoor education. Includes full-day outdoor education
laboratory experiences. Special fee. Writing intensive.
Programming: Backcountry Based Experiences
KIN 551 Introduces the leadership of
land-based backpacking programs. Students develop an understanding of
backpacking equipment, trip planning and organization, instruction of basic
camping skills, implementation of safety procedures and group management on
backpacking trips. Special fee. Lab.
Programming: Water Based Experiences
KIN 552 Introduces the leadership of
canoe expeditions. Students develop an understanding of necessary canoeing
equipment, trip planning and organization, instruction of basic canoeing
strokes, implementation of safety procedures, and group management on canoe expeditions.
Prereq: KIN 551. Special fee. Lab.
in Outdoor Education
KIN 650B xperiential learning in a
setting appropriate to the major option and to student's objectives. An 8
credit internship requires a minimum of 600 hours experience; fewer credits
will require proportionally fewer hours. Outdoor Education: Provides an
appropriate transition from undergraduate education and future employment in
the field of outdoor education. Generally done after students have completed
all other requirements for the option. Prereq: junior/senior major;
permission. Cr/F. May be repeated up to a maximum of 12 credits, with no more
than 8 credits taken in any given semester.
KIN 676 Provides teachers with the
technical, physical, and teaching skills necessary to instruct adventure
activities, initiatives, ropes course management, and orienteering. Prereq:
KIN: PE Pedagogy majors. Special fee.
Theory of
Adventure Education
KIN 681 An in-depth investigation of the
theories that underpin the professional practice of outdoor education.
Students examine program applications in corporate, therapeutic, and
educational settings, study advanced facilitation techniques, and analyze
pertinent outdoor education research. Prereq: KIN 550. Special fee. Writing
KIN 682 Leadership theories applied
through field experiences in adventure programming. Students will understand
a variety of leadership, teaching, and communication styles, decision-making
models, program planning and logistics, and risk management considerations
for planning and delivering adventure programs. May be repeated up to a
maximum of 8 credits. Prereq: KIN 541, 550, 551, 684, 685. KIN: OE majors or
instructor permission. Special fee.
Emergency Medical Care
KIN 686 Standards of practice for
professionals providing emergency medical care in remote areas. Consideration
of prolonged transport times, severe environments, and the use of portable
and improvised equipment. Topics include wilderness trauma and illness, search
and rescue operations, and environmental emergencies. Prereq: KIN 684, KIN
685. Special fee.
Theory of
Adventure Education
KIN 787 Provides an in-depth
investigation of the theories that underpin professional practice and
research in adventure education. Students examine program applications in
different settings, analyze pertinent outdoor education and social science
research, and independently complete a research or applied project. Prereq:
KIN 550 or permission of the instructor. Special fee. Writing intensive.
NURS 595 Examines women's health and
women's health care from historical, political, and social perspectives.
Discussion of societal and health-care constraints that hinder women from
achieving their full health potential. Also presents information on women's
health care practices, including the concept of self-care, and relates this
to development of educated consumerism in the health-care system.
and Wellbeing of Older Adults
NURS 601 This course focuses on
developing knowledge necessary for promoting healthy aging and wellness
across the lifespan. Multidimensional assessment skills are utilized to
develop appropriate evidence-based interventions to assist individuals and
families to maintain wellness and promote healthy lifestyles and enhance the
quality of life for older adults with acute and chronic conditions. Students
will explore nursing issues and principles of promoting wellness across the
health care continuum including end of life and palliative care. Prereq: NURS
500; majors only. Special fee.
and Healthcare Policy
NURS 617 Examines the nature and quality
of health care delivery systems and health related social programs from a
nursing perspective. Critical thinking skills and strategies needed by
professional nurses to participate in health care planning and health care consumer
advocacy for improved health services emphasized. Prereq: for R.N.s with at
least one year of clinical experience or permission.
Nursing in
the Community
NURS 624 Explores the role of community
health nursing in health promotion, disease prevention, and long-term care.
Analyzes contemporary community health problems with implications for
community health nursing. Explores a variety of clinical and population-focused
roles in primary, secondary, and tertiary prevention of health problems.
Prereq: second semester junior nursing major.
Leadership within Health Care Systems
NURS 705 The course explores the dynamic
nature of the healthcare system and practice environments that impact
nursing. Emphasis is placed on relationship of ethics, power, change,
conflict, communication and politics in health care systems. Focus is placed
on the use of models of leadership and management to effectively negotiate
change, providde safe quality care, and promote professional practice in the
delivery of relationship-centered care. Prereq: NURS 702; NURS 704; NURS
704C; majors only.
Health Care Systems and Leadership NURS 925 This theory course emphasizes the use of systems thinking and systems theory as a guide for analyzing and improving health systems. Careful consideration is given to the complex challenges of achieving quality care delivery and quality health outcomes for aggregates within specific environments. Course contents include systems theory, health systems analysis, shaping care delivery, research utilization, ethics, and leadership. Course fosters student integration of knowledge in preparation for clinical nursing leadership responsibilities. Prereq: NURS 900, NURS 905, NURS 908.    
Population Health Promotion and Risk Reduction NURS 944 Students examine the theoretical and empirical bases for health promotion and risk reduction assessment and interventions to improve population health outcomes. International and national health objectives provide the organizing framework for the consideration of health behaviors. Health promotion and risk reduction are examined within an ecological perspective, including critical social, political, racial/ethnic, cultural and economic environments. Students examine issues that impact individual, family, and community wellness throughout the lifespan.    
Movement and Environmental Effects on Everyday Occupants
OT 752 Integrates the student's
prerequisite knowledge of occupation. Develops skills required for
interpretation of biomechanical analysis for creating successful occupational
performance for individuals with varied musculoskeletal, cardiac and
respiratory dysfunction. Integration of the occupational therapy clinical
reasoning process and the use of occupations as a therapeutic mechanism for
change are emphasized. The analysis of environment as it relates to human
movement and participation in desired occupations is explored. Special fee.
Out: The Science and Nature of Human Stress
OT 513 The human stress response
system, research investigating the sequelae of stress on health, protective
strategies for stress, managing personal stress effectively, and strategizing
stress modulation as an intervention technique. Course format includes two
hours of weekly lecture/discussion followed by one hour of experiential
laboratory in which students research and/or apply new information. Special
Building a Culture of Peace RMP 444 Peace is more than just the absence of war. A culture of peace incorporates respect and dignity for all persons, stewardship of natural resources, a striving toward justice and equality, the non-violent resolution of conflicts, non-hierarchical decision-making and participatory community life. Students in this course explore the origins and concepts of peace culture. Students experience the elements of a culture of peace as they are empowered to create a peace culture within the classroom and as they share peace culture with a broader community through service learning projects.    
the "Dis" out of Disability
RMP 444A In contrast to the traditional
view of disability as a defect, students learn how disability provides a
unique vantage point on our world and can be perceived as an ordinary part of
the twists and turns of life. Examines the history of social responses to
disability, with an emphasis on the present day concepts of inclusion and
self-determination. Students explore expressions of the disability experience
through print and visual media. Writing intensive. 
& Leisure in Society
RMP 490 Examines the historical and
philosophical foundation of recreation and leisure. Emphasizes concepts,
theories, and the interrelationships between factors (social, economic,
political, and environmental), which influence people's leisure attitudes and
behavior. Explores implications of leisure for holistic and balanced living.
of Wilderness and Nature in American Society
RMP 511 Provides students with an
overview of the evolving relationship between wilderness/nature and American
society. Examines the philosophy, ethics, and societal values in American
society and its relationship to our natural wilderness. Recent issues are used
as case studies in order for students to articulate, defend, and critique the
ethical issues presented. Students are responsible for understanding and
applying philosophical approaches developed by philosophers, writers, and
activists associated with the wilderness, sustainability, biodiversity,
hunting, suburban sprawl, environmental activism, endangered species, organic
foods, and genetic engineering.
to Outdoor Recreation
RMP 561 The history, delivery system,
social and economic impacts, and management tools for outdoor recreation.
Includes identification of contemporary issues, problems, and opportunities
in recreation resource management. Lab.
Perspectives and Leisure
RMP 600 Explores the multicultural
issues within a pluralistic society both generally and as they are
specifically evident through leisure, recreation, and play behaviors, values,
and possibilities. Course topics and assignments applied to the exploration
of three questions: (1) How does leisure expression honor, value, and
preserve unique cultural and ethnic heritages? (2) Does and/or can leisure
expression create meaningful bridges across interpersonal and societal
differences? (3) What are the moral and ethical responsibilities and
opportunities for leisure services providers within a pluralistic society?
Writing intensive.
Resource Planning
RMP 667 Overview of site-planning
techniques and issues as currently practiced by recreation resource agencies
at local, state, and national levels. Relationship of planning to management,
policy, and practice; current trends in planning and likely future directions.
Extensive use of field trips to enable students to learn how to read
landscapes in order to use natural features in design as well as to enhance
visitor experiences. Prereq: RMP 490; RMP major or permission.
Resource Management
RMP 711/811 Examines the supply and demand
of natural resources for outdoor recreation uses, with emphasis on
relationships between public and private roles and responsibilities. Social,
environmental, and economic impacts of outdoor recreation use are discussed.
Current principles and techniques of recreation resource planning and
management are outlined. Prereq: seniors or permission.
and Environmental Interpretation
RMP 743 This course focuses on the
communication process and practices used by parks and recreation
professionals to explain and interpret the special characteristics of
cultural and environmental resource sites for visitors. Conceptual principles
for planning interpretative programs, as well as techniques for analyzing and
disseminating information and entertainment through various media (personal
interactions, verbal presentations, exhibits, publications, and other
programs) will be discussed. Delivery of interpretive messages across a
variety of audiences, strategies for programming interpretive services, and
the administration and evaluation of interpretive services in recreation
settings will be examined.
to Social Work
SW 424 ntroduces the learner to the
field of social work with emphasis on the "person-in-environment"
and attention to a range of practice approaches to understanding and
assisting of the human condition. An overview of the history, values, and
ethics of the profession. Includes various fields of practice in which social
workers are employed. 20 hour/semester service learning experience at
community social service agencies required. Special fee.
Welfare Policy: History of Social and Economic Justice
SW 525 An overview of the history and
current status of social welfare policy in the United States. Considers the
origins, development, and analysis of significant policies, values, attitudes
and other issues related to the social welfare system and the delivery of
service. Focuses on policy analysis from a social and economic justice
Welfare Policy in a Global Context
SW 625 Builds on the curricular content
covered in Introduction to Social Welfare Policy (SW 525). Both courses view
social welfare policy as the framework from which social work services are
developed and delivered. This course examines the macroeconomic context for
policy analysis and advocacy and integrates policy and practice through
student research and analysis of specific social problems. Policymaking is
analyzed in legislative, community, organizational, and global environments
emphasizing advocacy in the pursuit of social and economic justice. Prereq:
SW 424, SW 525. Special fee.
Women and
SW 701 Analysis of the major theories
about social conditioning of aging women and its effects in contemporary
society. Human service response. psychosocial, biological, legal, and
economic implications. Prereq: senior status or permission.
with Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender People
SW 715 Sexual minorities constitute the
minority group social workers most consistently encounter wherever they work.
Addresses practice with gay, lesbian, and bisexual people on both
professional and personal levels for the social worker. The readings include theoretical,
experimental, clinical, counseling, and personal perspectives, as well as
providing an introduction to the gay/lesbian/bisexual subculture. A unit on
gender minorities is included. Students are also required to explore and
examine their own attitudes and assumptions about gays, lesbians, bisexuals,
and gender minorities. Senior status only. (Also offered as SW 815.)
Abroad: Comparative Social Welfare Systems
SW 785 Students examine the historical
development of social welfare in another country including an analysis of the
underlying values and attitudes that dictate practice and policy decisions.
Includes agency site visits, lectures, themed readings, and visits to
important cultural sites. Prereq: SW 424 and SW 525. Special fee.
Social Welfare Policy SW 820 The history and development of social welfare systems in the United States. Origins and development of significant policies, values, attitudes, and other issues related to the social welfare system and the delivery of service. Basic social welfare concepts studied and economic inequality in the U.S. examined along with policy responses to this social issue.    
Race, Culture and Oppression SW 840 This foundation course is designed to increase students awareness of historical, social, political, economic and cultural aspects of micro- and macro-level oppression directed at minorities. Course materials focus on insidious societal forces that shape and profoundly alter life experiences of large numbers of people, with special attention to social relationships that promote the welfare of some, while limiting opportunities and choices for others, including racial and ethnic minorities, children, women, the poor, the handicapped, GLBTQ individuals, and others. Students consider practice issues in multicultural SW.    
 Human Behavior & Soc Environ I  SW 850  In this course, students learn about behavior and development and its context across the lifecycle. The semester addresses growth and development from the prenatal period through the end of life using social systems theory/person-in-the-environment as a conceptual framework. The different systems that impact individual development including family, community, and larger systems are examined. Human worth and social justice themes permeate course materials, class disucussions, and activities.    
Human Behavior and the Social Environment II SW 851 In this course, students learn about behavior and development and its context across the life cycle from a macro systems perspective. The macrosystems that impact individual development are examined. Societal forces that are often invisible shape and profoundly alter life experiences of larger numbers of people. HSBE II pays special attention to social relationships that promote welfare of some while limiting opportunities and choices for others. the semester explores the influence of class, gender, race, ethnicity, religion, age, sexual orientation, and other aspects of diversity on development and behavior of larger systems.    
Social Welfare Policy II SW 926 A continuation of the exploration of social policy issues begun in SW 820. Students review various methods of social policy analysis and apply these to issues of concern at the state, local, and agency levels. The course's key organizing concept is the integration of social policy concerns with social work practice and the promotion of client well-being. Prereq: SW 820.    
Thompson School of Applied Science
Course # Course Description    
Ethics in Business and Society ABM 240 A new look at the interface of managerial and ethical issues as they relate to workers, the workplace and the interface between business and society. Brings together concepts such as profit, values, community and, responsibility to consider a paradigm that meets the needs of an organization and the social environment in which it must exist. Helps students identify methodologies for sustaining business in its function as a responsible force for the betterment of wealth and well being in society.    
Science/Residential Construction
AM 275 The study of inter-relationship
of physical principles that affect the functionality and life span of a
building. The materials and methodologies of residential construction. 3
lec/2-hr lab. Special fee.
AM 270 Electrical principles, laws, and
installation with emphasis on the "National Electrical Code." While
modeled at the residential level, concepts and terminology will be applicable
to the commercial and light industrial sectors as well. Concepts and
methodologies will be supported with design and when appropriate, hands on
application to enhance the learning environment. 2 lec/2-hr rec. (half
semester course.)
to Animal Science
AAS 231 Survey of the dairy, equine,
livestock, and small animal industries; current issues and related
occupational opportunities are presented. Included is assistance in gaining
or improving the skills needed to be successful in college. Lecture/Lab or
and Facilities Management
AAS 234 3 credits. Operation of
agricultural equipment and maintenance of agricultural facilities as found in
New England. Development of the essential skills and technical information
needed to manage and supervise agricultural facilities and equipment. 2 lec/1
Large Animal Behavior & Handling AAS 421 Introduction to domestic large animal behavior and handling techniques. Cattle, horses, swine, and sheep are used in this course. Students perform routine health-related procedures and gain valuable hands-on skills and techniques which can be applied to the fields of veterinary medicine, animal research, commercial agriculture, and animal control. 1 lec/1 lab.    
Dairy Selection AAS 423 Selection techniques used in cattle for purchase, breeding, and genetic improvement through the use of visual evaluation, pedigrees, production, and progency information. 1 lec/1 lab.    
Intro to Dairy Herd Management AAS 425 The course explores economic, scientific and practical aspects of dairy herd management. The topics covered include history, cattle selection, nutrition, housing, milking, and disease prevention strategies. There are a number of field trips and weekly labs emphasizing management and hands-on experience.    
Introduction to Forage and Grassland Management AAS 432 Introduction to grasslands of the world and their management. Special emphasis on the identification, production, and utilization of New England forage crops for feeding domestic farm animals. The course includes the selection of local plant species and varieties, including their management and recommended harvesting practices. The course also includes a basic introduction to soils, as well as nutrient and fertility management.    
Equipment & Facilities Managmt AAS 434 Operation of agricultural equipment and maintenance of agricultural facilities as found in New England. Development of the essential skills and technical information needed to manage and supervise agricultural facilities and equipment. 2 lec/1 lab.    
Animal Business Applications AAS 546 Survey of the various elements of managing an animal and/or agricultural operation regardless of commodity. Topics include: financial statements, credit and interest, insurance considerations, labor management, marketing, promotions, advertising, and sales. 4 lec. Prereq: AAS 242 or ECON 401.    
Community Nutrition CAN 265 A study of community programs and agencies providing food and nutrition services to age groups throughout the life cycle. Emphasis is on community nutrition assessment, health promotion and disease prevention, life cycle nutrition, and the planning and delivery of nutrition education programs.    
to Surveying and Mapping
CT 233 3 credits. An introduction to
the field of surveying and mapping and its fundamental principles, theories
and methods. Specifically: horizontal and vertical distance measurements,
angle and direction measurements, determination of positions, areas and topographic
contours. Includes mapping, geographic information systems and the Global
Positioning System, measurement accuracy, and statistical analysis.
Soils and
CT 234 Subsurface exploration, soil
sampling, testing and evaluating subsurface materials, and their effect on
foundations, site development, and construction. Hands-on laboratory
component. Introduction to site excavation methods and foundation design.
2-hr rec/2-hr lab/rec.
Design and Regulations
CT 237 Hydrology of drainage and storm
water runoff, basic concepts of hydraulic flow in pipes and channels, and
overview of pump systems. Technical and regulatory requirements of designing
residential water supply and septic disposal systems. Review of federal,
state, and local ordinances with respect to construction and land
development. 2-hr lec/2-hr rec.
GIS Apps in Sustainability CT 250 Students gain an understanding of how modern Geographic Information Systems (GIS) can be used as a tool to better understand and address issues of sustainability, such as population growth, climate change, energy consumption and natural resources. While gaining a rich understanding of the complex nature of sustainability issues, students also develop competencies in GPS data collection, the essential functionality of GIS software and the application of GIS in decision making processes.    
Land Design and Regulations CT 437 Hydrology of drainage and storm water runoff, basic concepts of hydraulic flow in pipes and channels, and overview of pump systems. Technical and regulatory requirements of designing residential water supply and septic disposal systems. Review of federal, state, and local ordinances with respect to construction and land development. 2-hr lec/2-hr rec.    
to Community Service and Leadership
CSL 201 This course serves as the
foundation course for the Community Service and Leadership Program. Students
are introduced to current and historical definitions of community and
"service" to the variety of organizations providing service within
communities, and to the challenges facing leaders within community
organizations as they work to address key problems. All students will
participate in a variety of community placements during this course.
Change and Conflict in Communities
CSL 204 This course examines a variety
of approaches to promoting and responding to community change. Through active
participation and analysis of specific community initiatives, students will
explore such topics as issue-identification, planning for change, power
dynamics and conflict within diverse groups, strategies for action, lobbying,
and influencing political action. Prereq: CSL 201, permission.
within Communities
CSL 205 This course focuses on the ways
we influence--and are influenced by--others within the communities in which
we live and participate. Students have the opportunity to analyze how a
specific "real life" community issue is presented, interpreted, and
resolved through various written and oral mediums. Additional coursework
involves frequent writing and speaking assignments, with particular emphasis
on the forms of persuasion that most commonly shape "community
opinion." Students will also examine community newsletters and create at
least one newsletter as a service to a community organization. Prereq: COM
209, 210 or Coreq: COM 210.
and Community Internship
CSL 290 This internship is designed to
promote experiential learning about community service and leadership through
active involvement within a community organization. It provides students with
an opportunity to build upon their skills and interests while developing an
awareness of civic and community issues. In addition to participating in
community projects, students are expected to reflect upon their experiences
and to relate them to assigned reading. Each student will also complete a
research project based on a problem encountered at the service site. Prereq:
CSL 201 or permission of instructor. May be repeated for up to 8 credits.
Capstone Seminar CSL 210 This seminar provides the opportunity for students in their final semester to synthesize their learning and skills as they broaden their understanding of the political and social policy dimensions of community organizing and leadership. Each student will engage in a significant service project that will serve as the focal point for both skill application and issue analysis. Prereq: CSL 401, 402, 403, and CSL 405.    
in Community Service and Leadership
CSL 291 Students who have the ability
and adequate preparation to work independently may propose a contract to
design a course or research project on a topic not available through existing
course offerings. The purpose of this research is to explore new areas in the
student's field of study or to pursue course material in greater depth. Work
is supervised by an appropriate faculty/staff member and credit varies
depending on the proposed project/research. Areas may include a specific
community leadership/organizing topic. Prereq: CSL 201 or equivalent.
Studies in
Community Service and Leadership
CSL 292 See description for CSL 291.    
Managing Change and Conflict in Community CSL 404 This course examines a variety of approaches to promoting and responding to community change. Through active participation and analysis of specific community initiatives, students will explore such topics as issue-identification, planning for change, power dynamics and conflict within diverse groups, strategies for action, lobbying, and influencing political action. Prereq: CSL 401, permission.    
Communication Within Communities CSL 405 This course focuses on the ways we influence--and are influenced by--others within the communities in which we live and participate. Students have the opportunity to analyze how a specific "real life" community issue is presented, interpreted, and resolved through various written and oral mediums. Additional coursework involves frequent writing and speaking assignments, with particular emphasis on the forms of persuasion that most commonly shape "community opinion." Students will also examine on-line forms of communication such as web sites and e-newsletters and contribute to at least one of these as a service to a community organization.    
FSM 235 International Cuisine allows
students to explore different cultures and cuisines of the world. Students
study a different country or region each week and learn how history,
geography, and main ingredents influence the different cuisines. Students
prepare multi-course international menus one evening a week in the dining
room at Cole Hall. Prereq: FSM 201, 204, 214, 242, 243. Majors only. Pre-or
Coreq: FSM 244, 245. 2 hr lec/6 hr lab.
and Regional Cuisine
FSM 245 Students apply and enhance
skills in advanced aspects of a la carte cooking. Course introduces students
to foods available in the United States and prepare meals for service in
Stacey's restaurant. Students are also introduced to the art of pairing foods
with fine wines for special events. Prereq: FSM 201, 207, 214, 242, 243.
Majors only. 1 hour lecture/6 hour lab.
Dietetics Practice in the Community FSM 260 A supervised practice in programs and organizations that offer nutrition services to the community with a focus on federally/state funded programs with nutrition components, food insecurity, and health and wellness promotion. Students work with a variety of target groups throughout the life cycle. Prereq: FSM 201/207, NUTR 400/476. 90 hrs.    
Nutrition for Dietetic Technicians
FSM 265 A study of community programs
and agencies providing food and nutrition services to age groups throughout
the life cycle. Emphasis is on assessment of nutritional needs in the
community. Prereq: FSM 229; NUTR 510. Coreq: FSM 260. 2 lec.
FORT 260 2 Credits. Skill and efficiency
is developed in analyzing field survey data, plotting, lettering and
finishing topographic and planametric maps and road plans, both manually and
by Computer Assisted Drafting. Mapping work is closely coordinated with field
work accomplished in Forest Surveying (FORT 266.) 1 lec/1 3-hr lab.
Dendrology FORT 261 3 Credits. Identification and
nomenclature of forest trees and shrubs which are important to the ecology
and economy of the Northeastern forest. The identification of plant
relationships with other plants, animals, soil, and site regimes. 1 lec/1
2-hr lab.
FORT 263 2 Credits. The interactions of
forest trees with their environment, both as individuals and as tree
communities; environmental problems affecting plant communities; the history
and classification of North American forests. Study of soils as they affect forest
distribution and tree growth. 2 lec.
FORT 266 Provides instruction and
experience in running cruise lines and in the survey and identification of
rural property lines. The focus is on field surveying techniques and problem
solving of special importance to foresters. Use of magnetic survey data in rural
property measurement. Elementary office computations are taught. 2 lec/1 4-hr
Ecology and Conservation
FORT 269 3 Credits. Foresters directly
influence wildlife by manipulating habitat through silvicultural operations.
Course focuses on the ecology of New England wildlife species with emphasis
on their habitat requirements and the enhancement of habitat through silviculture
and the use of best management practices. 1 lec/1 4-hr lab.
FORT 270 Silvicultural practices in the
U.S. including reforestation systems. Improvement of forest stands, employing
the basic tending practices of weeding, thinning, and pruning. Marking of
stands prior to logging operations. Prereq: permission of instructor or FORT
261 and 263. 2 lec/1 4-hr lab.
Mensuration FORT 272 Field application of forest
inventory and timber cruising techniques. Measurement of tree form, volume,
quality, and defect. Growth prediction of individual trees and stands. Use of
basic statistical methods as a tool in cruising. Prereq: FORT 261 or instructor
permission. 2 lec/1 4-hr lab.
Operations and Analysis
FORT 273 3 Credits. Forest appraisal and
valuation methods, timber sale contracts, depreciation and depletion
calculations, forest taxation. Essentials of forest regulation and management
planning. 2 lec/1 2-hr lab.
Forest Management Tour
FORT 274 1 Credit. Concentrated field
experience and intensive observations of industrial, private, and federal
forest holdings; emphasizing forest management operations as currently
practiced in New England. One week of concentrated field study. Cr/F.
Field Practices
FORT 275 1 Credit. A week long
introduction to the various components of the forest industry of the
northeast. Students visit with members of the forest industry in the
work-place and learn how they are interrelated. Students gain background
experience that will prove beneficial in understanding their studies during
their second year in the Forest Technology curriculum. One week of
concentrated field study.
FORT 276 Basics of structure and
properties of wood as a raw material. Conversion of logs to lumber at
Thompson School sawmill (student operated). Lumber and log grading and
measuring. Studies in processing efficiency, lumber drying, and physical
plant operations. Introduction to paper, veneer, and chip products. Marketing
of forest products. 2 lec/1 4-hr lab.
Logging FORT 277 A study in harvesting methods
and their relation of forest management and silviculture of the state and
region. Theory and practice of conventional harvesting systems including
hands-on application of techniques with a strong emphasis on protection of the
environment and the safety and health of workers. Department permission for
non-majors. 2 lec/4-hr lab.
Insects and Diseases
FORT 278 2 Credits. An introduction to
the role of forest insects and microorganisms in the context of managing
woodlands. Students learn to recognize the signs and symptoms of insect and
disease damage in forest trees and products. They study the life cycles and
identify common forest insect and disease pests impacting North American tree
species. Pest management methods are introduced. 1 lec/3-hr lab.
Fire Control and Use
FORT 279 2 Credits. Instruction in forest
fire suppression methods. Interactions of forest fuels, topography, and
weather as they affect forest fire behavior. Use of controlled fire as a tool
in forest and wildlife management. 1 lec/1 2-hr lab.
Photography Interpretation
FORT 280 2 Credits. The use of aerial
photographic interpretation as it applies to the identification and
measurement of forest resources and applications in forest mapping. 1 lec/1
2-hr lab.
GIS for
FORT 281 2 Credits. Students learn the
use of geographic information systems software for a variety of natural
resource uses. GIS mapping skills are used in subsequent courses. 1lec/2-hr
Arboriculture FORT 464 Tree selection, care, and maintenance in the urban environment. Includes climbing, safety practices, pruning, transplanting, and removals. Prereq: FORT 263 or permission. 1 lec/1 4-hr lab.    
Forest Harvesting Systems FORT 477 A study in harvesting methods and their relation of forest management and silviculture of the state and region. Theory and practice of conventional harvesting systems including hands-on application of techniques with a strong emphasis on protection of the environment and the safety and health of workers. Department permission for non-majors. 2 lec/4-hr lab.    
People, Place
HT 205 2 Credits. An introduction to
the New England bioregion through exploration of the interrelationships of
plants and plant communities, humans and human culture, and the landforms and
natural systems of New Hampshire. Includes field identification of common
native and exotic plant species. Special fee. 1 lec/1 lab.
Soils and
Land Use
HT 215 2 Credits. Introduction to soils
with emphasis on physical, morphological, chemical, and biological
characteristics and their applications in horticultural land use decisions.
Includes soil genesis and classification and soil survey use. Special fee. 3
rec/1 lab/7 wks.
Facilities Management
HT 227A 2 Credits. Layout, construction,
management principles, and horticultural technique used on controlled growth
structures, including greenhouses, cold frames, and lath houses. Includes
practicum in daily operation of Thompson School horticultural facilities.
Special fee. 1 lec/1 lab.
Facilities Management
HT 227C 1 Credit. Layout, systems,
construction, management principles, and horticultural techniques used in
controlled growth structures, including greenhouses, propagation houses and
beds, cold frames, hoop houses, and lath houses. Includes practicum in daily operation
of Thompson School horticultural facilities, with second-year focus on
scheduling and supervision. 2 lab.
HT 234 Introduction to pests of
horticultural plants, including diseases, insects, and weeds. Symptoms,
morphology, identification, life cycles, impacts, and management measures.
Emphasis on integrated pest management. Special fee. 3 lec./1 lab.
HT 254 3 Credits. Design, installation,
and operation of irrigation systems in the greenhouse, nursery, field crops,
and landscape. Special fee. 1 lec/1 lab.
HT 256 2 Credits. Basic pruning
techniques for fruits and ornamentals: apples, peaches, raspberries,
blueberries, grapes; deciduous and evergreen shrubs and trees; herbaceous
materials. Prereq: HT 205 or equivalent. Special fee. 1 lec/1 lab.
Landscape Construction HT 263      
Garden Design and Culture HT 266 Design, installation, and maintenance of flower gardens in New England. Includes perennial, annual, herb, bulb, and combination gardens. Also covers business aspects of gardening, including estimating. Field trips. Coreq: HT 258. Special fee. 3 lec/1 lab/7 wks.    
Landscape Design Studio HT 272      
Fruit and
Vegetable Production
HT 286 3 Credits. Tree fruits (apple,
pears, and peaches) small fruits (strawberries, raspberries, grapes and
blueberries) and vegetables grown in New England will be covered. Information
will emphasize the growing, maintenance and the marketing of fruits and vegetables
from the garden center perspective. Special fee. 2 lec/1 lab.
Hotricultural Work Experience HT 297      
Soils and Land Use HT 415 Introduction to soils with emphasis on physical, morphological, chemical, and biological characteristics and their applications in horticultural land use decisions. Includes soil genesis and classification and soil survey use. Special fee. 3 rec/1 lab/7 wks.    
Soils and Plant Nutrition HT 417 Role of nutrition in plant health care. Macro- and micro-nutrient needs, nutrition deficiency symptoms, soil testing, and fertilizer application techniques in both soil and soil-less media. Special fee. 3 rec/1 lab/7 wks.    
SSCI 202 Study of social problems in
today's world. Particular emphasis on various viewpoints of their causes and
solutions. Issues covered range from individual to worldwide
Whittemore School of Business and Economics
Course # Course Description    
Management: Decision making
ADMN 703 Capstone course:
Problem-solving, decision-making, and strategic thinking relative to
managerial, economic, ethical, legal, political, social, and technological
aspects of an organization's environment. Integrates the functional
discipline skills within the role of the general manager as leader and chief
strategist, organizational builder and doer. Case discussion and analysis,
industry and competitive analysis, environmental scanning, industry
simulation, strategic audit, stakeholder analysis, values, ethics and social
issues management within the public policy process are important course
components. Open to WSBE majors only. Prereq: ADMN 601; ADMN 611; ADMN 640;
ADMN 651 and senior standing.
Principles of Economics (Macro) ECON 401 Basic functions of the United States economy viewed as a whole; policies designed to affect its performance. Economic scarcity, supply and demand, the causes of unemployment and inflation, the nature of money and monetary policy, the impact of government taxation and spending, the federal debt, and international money matters. ECON 401A emphasizes applications to the international economy. ECON 401H is open to students in the Honors Program. No credit for students who have received credit for ECON 401A, ECON 401H, ECN 411, or equivalent.    
Principles of Economics (Micro) ECON 402 Functions of component units of the economy and their interrelations. Units of analysis are the individual consumer, the firm, and the industry. Theory of consumer demand and elasticity, supply and costs of production, theory of the firm under conditions of perfect and imperfect competition, demand for and allocation of economic resources, general equillibrium, and basic principles and institutions of international trade. ECON 402A emphasizes applications to the international economy. ECON 402H is open to students in the Honors Program. No credit for students who have received credit for ECON 402A, ECON 402H, EREC 411, ECN 412, or equivalent.    
Life in
a Small Town: The Economics of Local Politics
ECON 444 Examines the economic
implications of public policy decisions made at the local level. Explores
questions such as: Why are property taxes so high in New Hampshire? Why does
everyone pay to support education? How do local zoning regulations contribute
to the high cost of housing in a town? Does local economic development
improve or harm the quality of life? Students apply basic economic analysis
to these and other questions.
History of the United States
ECON 515 U.S. economy from colonial times
to the present. Models of economic development applied to the U.S. How
social, political, technological, and cultural factors shape economy;
development and influence of economic institutions. Prereq: ECON 401 or
402;/or permission.
ECON 607 Analysis of efficiency, equity,
and growth issues in the economy and their links to environmental quality and
natural resources availability. Case studies of global warming, world hunger,
etc. Prereq: ECON 401 and 402. Writing intensive.
ECON 641 Alternative prescriptions and
explanations concerning the role of government in contemporary market
economies. General principles of public expenditure analysis. Selected case
studies of public spending programs, e.g., welfare, defense, education.
Analysis of various federal, state, and local taxes. Prereq: ECON 401; 605;/
or permission.
ECON 668 Theories of
development/underdevelopment. Trade, growth, and self-reliance. The role of
agriculture (land tenure, food crisis, Green Revolution). World Bank policy,
industrialization strategies. Role of the state. Prereq: ECON 401; ECON
402;/or permission. Writing intensive.
Women and
Economic Development
ECON 669 Examines the position, roles,
and contributions of women in economic development as interpreted though
different discourses (feminisms, modernity, post modernity) and in
theoretical conceptualizations (neoclassical integrationist, liberal
feminism, class and gender, feminist ecology). Applied analyses on Africa,
South Asia and Latin America. Prereq: permission. Writing intensive.
of Energy
ECON 670 The availability and use of
inanimate energy resources and their relation to economic activity.
Investigates energy demand, energy supply, the relation of energy to economic
growth, and energy policy. Prereq: ECON 605 or permission.
Growth and Environmental Quality
ECON 707 Analysis of the
interrelationships among economic growth, technological change, population
increase, natural resource use, and environmental quality. Application of
alternative theoretical approaches drawn from the social and natural
sciences. Focus on specific environmental problems, e.g., affluence and waste
disposal problems, and loss of biodiversity. Prereq: ECON 605; 611;/or
Seminar in
Economic Development
ECON 768 4 Credits. Advanced reading
seminar. Topics include methodologies underlying economic development theory,
industrialization and post-import substitution, state capitalist development,
stabilization policies, appropriate technologies, the capital goods sector,
agricultural modernization schemes, and attempts at transition to socialism.
Prereq: permission.
Environmental Valuation ECON 909 Focuses on the theory and methods for estimating the economic values of environmental resources and public goods (such as clean air and water, preservation of wetlands or coastal resources, etc.) many of which are not exchanged in established markets and therefore do not have prices associated with them. The valuation of environmental resources is an important component in benefit-cost analyses which are used in policy making. Provides a blend of theory and hands-on applications of methods and real data sets. Prereq: ECON 926, 927, 976.    
Food and Culture
HMGT 570/670 This course will focus on the
importance of location in the production, distribution and consumption of
food, inter-related with the hospitality management industry. The role of
where we come from is critical in understanding why we eat, and where we eat
it. For most people of the world, food is tied to group identity (religion,
culture), but globalization, migration, commoditization of culture, is tied
to group identity (religion, culture), but globalization , migration,
commoditization of culture, environmental sustainability, and technological
innovations have confused the relationship with food.
International Wine and Beverage HMGT 771 Includes guest speakers that discuss social responsibility/sustainability big picture and then within the beverage industry.    
Government, and Society
MGT 701 Managerial problem solving and
decision making relative to economic, ethical, legal, political, social, and
technological aspects of an organization's environment. Case discussion,
stakeholder analysis, managerial values and ethics, and social issues management
are important course components. Open to WSBE majors only. Prereq: ADMN 611;
at least two of ADMN 601, 640, and 651.
Special University Programs
Course # Course Description    
Peace INCO 401 Concentrated interdisciplinary
exposure to a particular culture or locale off campus during the winter term.
Includes anthropological, artistic, biological, cultural, environmental, or
geographical, historical, political, sociological, and other aspects of a
culture, country or locale. May be repeated to a maximum of 8 credits.
nvestigates (1) military deterrence in theory and practice; (2) alternatives
to military deterrence such as diplomacy, international law, and conflict
resolution, and nonviolent defense; (3) economic and environmental
interdependence of nations; and (4) political, cultural, ethical, and
religious conceptions of peace.
INCO 430 Advanced topics in selected
areas of science through interdisciplinary lectures, demonstrations, hands-on
laboratory experience, and field trips; the use of mathematical and computer
skills in science; social, economic, environmental, and ethical applications
and implications of recent advances in the selected area of science; the
process of research. Restricted to high school juniors and seniors by
permission only.
INCO 595 Concentrated interdisciplinary
exposure to a particular culture or locale off campus during the winter term.
Includes anthropological, artistic, biological, cultural, environmental, or
geographical, historical, political, sociological, and other aspects of a
culture, country or locale. May be repeated to a maximum of 8 credits.
Perspectives: Science, Business and Politics
IA 401 Examination of the interaction
of developments in science, economics, and politics as they shape
international affairs. Topics include science and technology; world trade and
investment; politics, cultural values, and ethics in world affairs.
Team-taught, modular course. Prereq: permission; IA major. Writing intensive.
Issues in International Affairs
IA 501 Introduce students to the
various relationships among peoples, states, and cultures within a global
environment. While built upon the general knowledge acquired in IA 401, IA
501 provides more in-depth study of particular issues involving a variety of
regions of the globe. This course is essential to preparing students for
study abroad and to equip them to conceptualize suitable research topics for
IA 701. Each student will be expected to put substantial time into developing
the reading, research, and analytical skills necessary for the study of
international affairs. Prereq: IA 401. Writing intensive.
Topics in International Affairs
IA 599 ubjects vary. Course
descriptions are available at the Center for International Education. Some
semesters, this course will satisfy specific requirements for the dual major
in international affairs. For specific information in a particular semester,
contact the Center for International Education.
Topics in
International Affairs
IA 699 Special topics course with
varying subject matter and format. Study of areas and subjects not covered by
existing courses. Center for International Education provides information on
current offerings. Recommended as a dual major elective.
 Graduate School        
Environmental Sustainability and Development DPP 904 Provides students working at a graduate level but lacking specific background in ecology with an applied perspective on challenges at the interface of rural development and environmental science. By the end of the course, students should be conversant in the languages of large-scale ecosystem, ecology, and conservation biology, and should have a basic working knowledge of the science of carbon and climate change, land use change and deforestation, and the impacts of land use on biodiversity and water quantity/quality.    
UNH Manchester        
Course Name Course # Course Description    
Green Goggles INQ444G In this course, we investigate the principles and practice of Green Chemistry. Green Chemistry is the field of science that uses a principle-based approach to design (or redesign) chemical reactions and processes to make them more sustainable. In exploring green chemistry, many of the fundamental concepts of a general chemistry course are investigated in order to understand how chemists "green" chemical reactions. A service learning project is a major component of this course, where students reach out to the community at large and practice discovering the world through their new "green goggles". Online technology is incorporated in this course to futher disseminate student projects and work.