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Humanities
Certificate

12 credits, 200+ course options

Why a humanities certificate?


Employers seek out graduates who possess specialized skills within their area of study, but they also look for a broader set of skills that signify a well-rounded individual who will grow and flourish within their organization.

Earning a humanities certificate demonstrates the ability to think broadly, collaborate creatively and act boldly in an increasingly complex, global society.

Understood by many leaders within the private and public sectors as the best preparation for long-term career success, completing humanities coursework helps instill strong communication skills, emotional intelligence, global perspectives and cultural sensitivity, among other valued traits.

Bring yourself to the next level of critical thinking. Study humanities.

Employers view broad learning as essential to long-term career success.

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agree that the ability to think critically, communicate clearly and solve complex problems is more important than a major.

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feel students should have experiences that teach them how to solve problems with people whose views differ from their own.

Earn a certificate in five steps


1) Meet with one of the co-coordinators listed below and alert them of your desire to complete the certificate. They will help you pick a certificate advisor.

2) Speak with an advisor at the Undergraduate Advising Resource Center to officially declare the certificate program.

3) Meet with your certificate advisor to talk through your career goals, and craft a 12-credit plan tailored to your interests. Many students have already taken classes that count toward the certificate!

4) Complete 12 credits choosing from at least four disciplines.

5) Fulfill a capstone reflection coordinated with your certificate advisor.

Choose from more than 200 courses across five areas of the humanities.

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English

  • English 314: 19th Century American Novel
  • English 319: African American Literature II
  • English 324: Gender in Literature
  • English 332: Early Women Writers
  • English 333: British Poetry
  • English 334: Wisconsin in Literature
  • English 336: Bible as Literature
  • English 340: Arthurian Legend and Romance
  • English 342: Literature of the Romantic Era
  • English 344: Milton 38-346: Chaucer and His Age
  • English 347: Shakespeare I 38-351: Medieval Literature
  • English 353: Early Modern British Literature
  • English 356: Special Topics in British and/or Irish Literature
  • English 358: Postcolonial Literature
  • English 362: British Literature of the Long 18th Century
  • English 363: 18th Century English Novel 2
  • English 364: 19th Century English Novel
  • English 365: Modern British Fiction
  • English 367: African Literature
  • English 370: Native American Literature II
  • English 371: African American Women Writers
  • English 372: American Short Story
  • English 374: American Romanticism
  • English 375: American Realism and Naturalism
  • English 376: 20th Century Literature
  • English 377: Major Figures of American Literature
  • English 378: Modern American Novel
  • English 379: American Poetry
  • English 380: Modern Drama
  • English 390: Film and Literary Studies
  • English 391: Gay and Lesbian Literature
  • English 392: Special topics in Literature
  • English 394: Multiethnic Literature
  • English 396: Literature and History

Art, Music and Theatre

  • Art 209 Art History Survey I (HU)(XC)(GC)
  • Art 210 Art History Survey II (HU)(XC)(GC)
  • Art 311 Art History, Medieval Art (GS)
  • Art 312 Gothic Art and Architecture (GS)
  • Art 313 Art History: Italian Renaissance Art (GS)
  • Art 314 Northern Renaissance Art (GS)
  • Art 315 Art History, European Baroque and Rococo Art
  • Art 322 Art History, Contemporary
  • Art 323 Art History, American Art
  • Art 324 Art History, Photography
  • Art 325 Greek and Roman Art and Architecture (GS)
  • Art 321Art History Modern
  • Art 316 Dutch and Flemish Art History

  • THTR 202 Culture and Styles
  • THTR 102 Script Analysis
  • THTR 204 Survey of Theatre History
  • THTR 340 American Musical Theatre

  • Music 218 Survey of American Music

Global Languages and Cultures & Anthropology

  • French 110 Introduction French I
  • French 111 Introduction to French II
  • French 203 Intermediate Structure and Expression I
  • French 204 Intermediate Structure and Expression II
  • French 301 Advanced Conversation
  • French 304 Advanced Composition
  • French 306 Contemporary France
  • French 308 Business French
  • French 309 French-Speaking Societies and Cultures
  • French 312 Advanced French Grammar
  • French 315 Medieval and Early Modern French Literature
  • French 318 French Literature of the 18th and 19th Centuries
  • French 321 French & Francophone Literature of the 20th Century to the Present
  • French 330 French Civilization
  • French 331 La Civilisation française à travers les arts
  • French 360 French Special Topics
  • French 405 Le Cinéma français
  • French 406 Francophone World and Minority Cultures of France

  • German 110 German Language and Culture*
  • German 111 Introductory German II
  • German 203 Intermediate Structure and Expression I
  • German 204 Intermediate Structure and Expression II
  • German 301 Advanced Composition and Conversation I
  • German 304 Advanced Composition and Conversation II 3
  • German 306 Landeskunde: Introduction to the German Speaking World
  • German 308 Introduction to German Literature
  • German 312 Advanced Grammar
  • German 313 Business German
  • German 315 Medieval and Early Modern German Literature
  • German 318 German Literature of the Late 18th and 19th Centuries
  • German 321 German Literature from the Twentieth Century to the Present
  • German 323 Multicultural Germany
  • German 325 German Mass Media and Current Events
  • German 327 The German Fairy Tale Tradition
  • German 330 German Civilization
  • German 360 Special Topics
  • German 361 Special Topics in Germanic Culture**

  • Japanese 110 Introduction to Japanese I
  • Japanese 111 Introduction to Japanese II
  • Japanese 210 Introduction to Japanese III
  • Japanese 211 Intermediate Japanese I
  • Japanese 310 Intermediate Japanese II
  • Japanese 311 Intermediate Japanese III
  • Japanese 315 Bilingual Approaches to Japanese Culture and Society
  • Japanese 320 Advanced Japanese I
  • Japanese 331 Learn Japanese Through Popular Culture 1
  • Japanese 332 Learn Japanese Through Popular Culture 2
  • Japanese 360 Special Topics in Japanese

  • Spanish 110 Introduction to Spanish I
  • Spanish 111 Introduction to Spanish II
  • Spanish 203 Intermediate Structure and Expression I
  • Spanish 204 Intermediate Structure and Expression II (Spanish)
  • Spanish 300 Conversaciones Culturales
  • Spanish 301 Advanced Composition I
  • Spanish 304 Advanced Composition II
  • Spanish 308 Business Spanish
  • Spanish 309 Advanced Spanish Conversation
  • Spanish 310 Spanish For Native Speakers I
  • Spanish 311 Spanish For Native Speakers II
  • Spanish 314 Introduction to Spanish & Latin American Literature
  • Spanish 315 Medieval and Early Modern Spanish Literature
  • Spanish 318 Spanish Literature 18th Century to the Present
  • Spanish 320 Latin American Literatures from the Pre-Columbian to Colonial Period
  • Spanish 325 Latin American Literatures from the 19th Century to the Present
  • Spanish 327 Hispanic Short Story
  • Spanish 332 Spanish Civilization
  • Spanish 334 Latin American Civilization
  • Spanish 341 Spanish for Medical Professions
  • Spanish 343 Spanish for Law Enforcement 4
  • Spanish 352 Latin American Women Writers
  • Spanish 372 Spanish in the US

  • ANT 123 Cultural Diversity in the U.S.
  • ANT 204 Intro Cultural Anthropology
  • ANT 206 Linguistic Anthropology
  • ANT 310 Anthropology Film
  • ANT 312 Native North America
  • ANT 314 Native American Women
  • ANT 342 Expressive Culture
  • ANT 344 Kinship, Gender, and Sexuality
  • ANT 360 Mesoamerican Culture

 

* New course title as of Spring 2020
** Course will begin approval process 4/2019. Language of instruction is English.

Philosophy and Global Religions

  • Phil. 205/206 Ethics in a Diverse Society
  • Phil. 207 Philosophy of Religion
  • Phil. 210 Ethics and Community
  • Phil. 215 Philosophy of Art
  • Phil. 220 Business and Ethics
  • Phil. 226 Philosophy in Literature
  • Phil. 230 Environmental Ethics
  • Phil. 231 Biomedical Ethics
  • Phil. 301 History of Ancient Western Philosophy
  • Phil. 303 Topics in the History of Philosophy
  • Phil. 305 History of Modern Philosophy
  • Phil. 306 Philosophy of Emotion
  • Phil. 309 Contemporary Philosophy
  • Phil. 312 Existentialism and Other Movements in Continental Philosophy
  • Phil. 315 Philosophy of Science
  • Phil. 319 Theory of Knowledge
  • Phil. 320 Metaphysics
  • Phil. 322 Philosophy of Language
  • Phil. 325 Social and Political Philosophy
  • Phil. 327 Philosophy of Mind
  • Phil. 329 Contemporary Ethical Problems
  • Phil. 335 The Philosophy of Sex
  • Phil. 345 Philosophy of Law
  • Phil. 350 Computing Ethics

  • RS 106 Bible and Current Events
  • RS 108 Introduction to Religious Studies
  • RS 203 Hebrew Bible
  • RS 204 New Testament 5
  • RS 210 Christianity
  • RS 215 Judaism
  • RS 222 Buddhism
  • RS 221 The Hindu Tradition
  • RS 265 Women and Religion
  • RS 314 Women and the New Testament
  • RS 318 Religion and Sexuality
  • RS 338 Comparative Religious Ritual
  • RS 340 Hindu Myth and Ritual
  • RS 354 Buddhist Myth and Ritual
  • RS 358 Popular Religion in Asia

History

Any 300-level history course


  • History 304: Early Middle Ages, 300-1050
  • History 305: The Later Middle Ages, 1050-1450
  • History 306: The Crusades
  • History 308: Renaissance Europe
  • History 310: Reformation Europe
  • History 311: Special Topic in American History
  • History 312: Special Topics in European History
  • History 313: Special Topics in Non-Western History
  • History 316: Romanticism and Revolution in Europe
  • History 318: Modernism and Nationalism in Europe
  • History 319: Europe Since 1914
  • History 322: Early Modern Europe
  • History 323: Old Regime, French Revolution and Napoleon, 1763-1815
  • History 326: American Environmental History
  • History 327: The History of American Cities
  • History 328: History of Sexuality in the United States
  • History 331: Germany from World War I to the Present
  • History 332: Rise and Fall of the Third Reich, 1919-1945
  • History 335: Nuclear America
  • History 336: History Study Tour
  • History 338: Steam Power and Globalization
  • History 339: Public History
  • History 341: History of Wisconsin
  • History 343: Religion in Modern Europe
  • History 344: Europe Since 1945
  • History 345: History of American Wilderness
  • History 348: Ancient and Medieval India
  • History 349: Modern India
  • History 350: Modern East Europe
  • History 355: Global Environmental History
  • History 357: The United States 1919-1945: Modernity, Crisis, and War
  • History 359: Africa: 1800-Present
  • History 360: South Africa: 1652-Present
  • History 361: Colonial North America
  • History 362: The American Revolution, 1760-1786
  • History 364: Early American Republic, 1787-1828
  • History 367: The Civil War Era
  • History 368: The Gilded Age and Progressive Era United States
  • History 369: America Since World War II
  • History 371: Modern Russia
  • History 383: Traditional Middle East, 330-1789
  • History 384: Modern Middle East 1789-1979
  • History 385: African American History
  • History 386: Women in the United States
  • History 395: War, the American Military& U.S. Foreign Relations, Colonial Era to 1918
  • History 396: America in the Sixties

For more information, contact one of these certificate co-coordinators.

Religious Studies & Anthropology

Dr. Kathleen Corley
corley@uwosh.edu

Art, Music, Theatre

Dr. Susan Maxwell
maxwell@uwosh.edu

English

Dr. Roberta Maguire
maguire@uwosh.edu

History

Dr. Stephen Kercher
kercher@uwosh.edu

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Global Languages & Cultures

Dr. Elizabeth Wade-Sirabian
wade@uwosh.edu

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Philosophy

Dr. Larry Herzberg
herzberg@uwosh.edu