The history of race, gender, and society certificate explores the issues central to understanding contemporary culture, society and identity. Coursework will focus on the history of race, gender and society, and what that means for the world today. The 12-credit certificate consists of one three-credit history course and nine additional history credits chosen by you. This provides you with the unique opportunity to select the courses that most appeal to you and align with your professional goals.
This certificate is designed for non-history majors who are looking to enhance their field of study and/or future career options. Students who would most benefit from this certificate include those studying women's, gender and sexuality studies, social work, criminal justice, education and sociology, though the certificate is a marketable addition to any major.
Customized studies. With over 20 electives to choose from, the history of race, gender, and society certificate can be completely personalized to you and your career plans. Better understand American women's history, the history of U.S. racial/ethnic minorities, other cultures, the civil rights movement, or whatever else interests you.
Real-world experiences. 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 studies.
Through thoughtful analysis of diverse experiences from past events, you will construct arguments that explain how history can inform the present. Select courses within the certificate that most interest you, and keep an open mind as you examine the importance of individual agency, historical contingency and social change.
What classes do history of race, gender and society students take?
Your classes may cover topics like:
- American women’s history
- Civil rights and American memory
- Evolution of the American family
- Gender, sex and science in European history
- History of antisemitism
- Modern Africa
Learn more about the history of race, gender, and society in the UWEC course catalog.
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- American Indian Studies
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- Social Diversity
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