History and Humanities
Programs in the humanities, history, languages and writing to enrich your experience as a lifelong learner.
At a Glance
What: Experience the world through lectures and conversations on history, literature, and culture.
Who: Taught by leading historians, scholars, and educators from UW-Madison and across the region.
Certification: Most history and humanities are noncredit personal enrichment courses and earn Continuing Education Units (CEUs) which may be accepted toward professional development. A certificate of attendance may be requested. Contact Christopher Moore at email@example.com or 608‑262‑7389.
Students wishing to obtain an official transcript must complete a transcript request form and pay a transcript fee. Contact UW-Extension Student Records at 608-262-1953 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Questions? Contact program coordinator Christopher Moore at email@example.com or 608‑262‑7389.
“Racism is reviving in a big way all over, in our own country as well as in Europe.” – George L. Mosse, 1991 WHA interview. We examine how European society constructed “others” and “outsiders” between 1890-1945. Follow two of Professor Mosse’s ongoing questions: How did individuals and political movements cultivate and advocate a hatred of “outsiders?” Why were liberal democratic systems unable to adapt to mass movements or counter extremist political ideologies?
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Great Composers: Buxtehude, Elgar, Mahler, Bernstein
September 14 - November 9, 2020
Madison in the '60s: Urban Renewal and Civil Rights
October 8-29, 2020
October 29 - November 19, 2020
Pandemics and the Environment: Reading News and Fiction
October 28 - November 18, 2020
Explore different cultures and ways of thinking through many world languages. Online and in-person experiences improve skills for conversation, travel, or business.
The Odyssey Project
A life-changing course in the humanities for adult students facing economic barriers to college.