Southern New Hampshire University
School of Liberal Arts Southern New Hampshire University believes that a liberal arts education is the beginning of a lifelong pursuit of knowledge and understanding. The liberal arts programs include a structured foundation of general knowledge, a focused indepth study in the major area and the ﬂexibility to minor in another ﬁeld. For example, students choosing liberal arts majors may select a business minor, a cooperative work experience or a teacher certiﬁcation program. The liberal arts curriculum at Southern New Hampshire University encourages students to challenge themselves intellectually and experience the joy of learning at the same time that they prepare for careers.
The Liberal Arts Core The liberal arts core curriculum offers a structured approach to attaining the general knowledge necessary for meaningful study in the major area. Students in each major program will begin with the liberal arts core and add major courses, allied courses and free electives that match their individual needs and interests.
Liberal Arts Core Courses are 3 credits unless otherwise indicated. FAS
Introduction to the Humanities I: Greece through the Renaissance Introduction to the Humanities II: Baroque through Modern
Students may use either FAS 201 or FAS 202 to satisfy the FAS requirement of the B.A./B.S. Core and then substitute any FAS elective for the SLA Core requirement. LIT HIS
One 200 level or above LIT elective One 200 level or above HIS elective
Select one: ATH, GEO, GST, POL, PSY, SCS, or SOC Elective Select one of the following: MAT SCI
One MAT elective One SCI elective Total Core Credits: 18
Arts and Humanities Department Chair: Dr. Deborah Varat The Arts and Humanities Department encompasses art history, music, and the relationship between these disciplines and the humanistic legacy of history, politics, religion, philosophy, and literature. Courses in the arts and humanities help students develop their powers of reasoning, speaking, writing, and creativity, thus equipping them for the challenges of contemporary life. Ultimately, work in the arts and humanities instills in students a lifelong thirst for learning and a capacity for aesthetic growth.
Communication, Media Arts and Technology Department Chair: Prof. Harry Umen The Department of Communication, Media Arts and Technology offers several majors, including Communication, Advertising, Graphic Design, Digital Media, Game Design and Development, and Computer Information Technology. All majors emphasize the development of critical-thinking skills necessary for analyzing problems, creating solutions, and making responsible decisions in a professional context. Students are encouraged to participate in cooperative education experience and many receive hands-on training with real-world clients. The majors all combine theory and skills with a thorough grounding in the liberal arts.
Communication (Online/On Location) Coordinator: Prof. Justine Wood-Massoud The Communication major prepares students for a wide variety of ﬁelds in public relations, journalism, advertising, employee communications and training, government relations, leadership tasks, professional writing, and public speaking. At the same time, students are able to develop competencies in particular areas that may be highlighted by capstone projects or portfolio work for future employment.
Communication Curriculum Bachelor of Arts B.A./B.S. Core: Liberal Arts Core:
48 credits 18 credits
Major Courses Courses are 3 credits unless otherwise indicated. COM 126 COM 227 COM 230 COM 232 COM 235 COM 322 COM 421 ENG 220 COM/ENG
Introduction to Communication Public Relations Graphics and Layout in Print Media Desktop Publishing Introduction to Journalism Advanced Public Speaking Communication Theory and Research Business Communication Three COM or ENG electives Total Major credits: 33
Credits: 21 Total Credits: 120
Advertising Coordinator: Dr. Pat Spirou The advertising major at Southern New Hampshire University was developed in response to student demand and the growing number of career options available to students in this $400 billion-a-year industry. The program combines elements from the business, advertising, marketing and communication ﬁelds and allows students the ﬂexibility to tailor the major to their areas of interest.