History and Humanities
Experience the world through lectures and conversations on history, literature, and culture. Wander through a variety of times, places, and topics with courses ranging from a single lecture to multiple weeks.
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 Lori O’Neill at email@example.com or 608‑263‑6322.
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 Lori O’Neill at email@example.com or 608‑263‑6322.
History and Humanities offerings:
Santa Fe Opera
August 12-16, 2018
Evolution: Origins and Contemporary Questions
April 5-26, 2018
The Intersection of Art and History in Washington, D.C.
April 4-18, 2018
A Brief History of England
April 3-24, 2018
She Sings the Blues
March 8 - April 5, 2018
Emeritus Faculty Lectures: Eloquence and Eminence
Celebrating 24 years of award-winning lectures by retired University of Wisconsin faculty known for their teaching excellence and scholarship. Free and open to the public. No registration required. The lectures are Sunday afternoons 2-3pm in the Pyle Center.
Journeys & Discoveries
Make some discoveries this year! Learn a language for a trip abroad, explore the world through a history class, or share an epiphany in a writing course.
Tuesday Morning Booktalks
Join other book lovers for exciting discussions of world literature.
The Odyssey Project
A life-changing course in the humanities for adult students facing economic barriers to college.
From 4-day weekends to several weeks overseas, UW–Madison Continuing Studies educational cultural tours focus on performing arts, theatre, visual arts, history, archaeology, and more.
Explore different cultures and ways of thinking through many world languages. Online and in-person experiences improve skills for conversation, travel, or business.