The critical Hmong studies certificate program at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire 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 or those who interact with Hmong communities on a professional basis.
Throughout the certificate program, you'll study topics like language, Hmong history, culture and society, and critical race theory. A portion of the certificate is made up of courses chosen by you, allowing you to explore the topics that most interest you. You could gain a better understanding of the Hmong language, explore Hmong traditions and customs or analyze practices that promote dignity, social justice and equality. Classes are taught by professors from a variety of disciplines providing you with a well-rounded and diverse education.
Opportunities to travel. While pursuing the critical Hmong studies certificate, you'll have the opportunity to participate in travel seminars focused on Hmong studies. These programs count for credit and allow for more in-depth, personal connections and experiences.
Distance-learning options. Throughout the program, you'll also find distance-learning options. Collaborate with other institutions and UW campuses focused on Hmong studies, all while earning course credit.
Personalized studies. Half of the critical Hmong studies certificate requirements are made up of course electives, allowing you to customize your studies and explore classes that best align with your interests or career goals.
- Hmong American Experiences in the U.S.
- Intersectionality: Critical Approaches to Identity and Injustice
- Social Foundations: Human Relations
- Beginning Hmong I and II
- Indigenous Theory and Methodologies
- Topics in American Ethnic Literature
Learn more about the critical Hmong studies certificate in the UWEC course catalog.
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