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Critical Hmong Studies Certificate

Explore Hmong language, history and culture

The Critical Hmong Studies Certificate program is designed for students who have a strong interest in studying Hmong history, culture, society, language, and contemporary issues. This certificate also offers a great opportunity to students who are interested in academic areas beyond their major discipline, or those who interact with Hmong communities on a professional basis. The certificate consists of 6 core credits and between 6-7 elective credits, depending on the course combination selected.

UW-Eau Claire students celebrate Hmong New Years.

Of the minimum 15 credits required, six would need to be at the 300-400 level (including electives).  Elements of the certificate would include (1) Language; (2) Hmong History, Culture, & Society; (3) Critical Race Theory (CRT); (4) Electives.

Core credits: 10
HMNG 130 Hmong American Experiences in the U.S.  3
Or HUMS 110

Hmong Civilization, Culture, and Contemporary Issues1

HMNG 101 Beginning Hmong I 4
ES 385 Social Foundations: Human Relations 3
Electives: 5-8
HMNG 102 Beginning Hmong II 4
AIS 444 Indigenous Theory and Methodologies 3
ENGL 368

Topics in American Ethnic Literature2


HUMS 110 has been deactivated as of the Fall 2018 semester.
When course is focused on Critical Hmong Studies.

Variable credit options:

- Travel seminars focused on Hmong Studies
- Various courses with either Hmong or Hmong-American content or CRT or indigenous approach
- Other distance learning options, in collaboration with other institutions/UW campuses when focused on Hmong Studies

Note: Courses cannot be counted in both the major and the certificate program.
For advising, contact Dr. Kong Pha at (Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program).

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