The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire's global and comparative history certificate is designed for students interested in gaining a deeper understanding of the history of global interactions.
Dive into coursework full of variety and exciting topics with a focus on the historical development and interactions among nations, regions and global institutions. The majority of the certificate consists of courses chosen by you. With more than 30 history electives to choose from, you are easily able to customize your studies and focus on topics that most interest you or align with your career goals.
The global and comparative history certificate is open to all non-history majors, but those studying world politics, business, economics, religion, geography, and women's, gender and sexuality studies may find this certificate particularly useful in enhancing their degree.
Fascinating, personalized curriculum. Study the origins of current world conflicts. Learn more about the history of World War II. Or examine strategies for preventing and combating genocidal hatred. With dozens of courses to choose from, where you take your studies is up to you.
Study abroad opportunities. One of the best ways to better understand where we come from is to see where we are today. Whether you study abroad, participate in our National Student Exchange program or enroll in the university’s Central European Travel Seminar, you'll find countless opportunities to step outside your comfort zone and make the most of your time at UWEC.
From ancient civilizations to the modern era, your courses within the global and comparative history certificate will open doors to the unique experiences of — or viewpoints on — past events. Select the courses of most interest to you and your goals to recognize continuity and change over time, describe the consequences of historical developments and compare local and global histories.
What classes do global and comparative history students take?
Your classes may cover topics like:
- Origins of current world conflicts
- Modern Germany
- History of empire building
- Public history in Great Britain
- The age of Reformation
- Roots of contemporary world problems
- World history
Learn more about the global and comparative history certificate in the UWEC course catalog.
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