Certificate Requirements

To obtain the certificate, the student must complete at least 18 credits in approved Hmong Diaspora Studies courses, as indicated below, with a minimum grade point average of 2.50. Courses for the certificate may not be taken on a credit/no credit basis.

Of the 18 required credits, 12 must be taken in the College of Letters and Science, and at least six of them at the 300 level or above.

No more than nine credits from any one curricular area may count toward the certificate.

Twelve of the 18 required credits must be earned in residence at UWM. Of these 12 credits, nine must be taken at the 300 level or above.

A maximum of six credits in independent study may count toward program requirements.

Requirements

Total Hmong Credits

18 credits

Required Courses (6 credits)
  • Hmong 105 - First semester Hmong and/or demonstrated literacy, 3 credits
    or
    Hmong 107 - First semester of Hmong Literacy, 3 credits
  • Hmong 265 - Hmong Americans: History, Culture, and Contemporary Life, 3 credits
Southeast Asian History (3 credits)
  • Hist 287 - The Vietnam War, 3 credits
  • Hist 382 - Southeast Asia: The Age of Imperialism and Revolution Since 1880, 3 credits
  • Hist 402 - Topics in Asian History: (with appropriate subtitle) , 3 credits
Electives (9 credits)

Primary Focus on Hmong Cultural Groups: at least 6 credits selected from:

  • English 192 - First-Year Seminar: “Hmong American Life Stories” or “Southeast Asian American Life Stories”, 3 credits
  • Ethnic 265 - Hmong Americans: History, Culture, and Contemporary Life, 3 credits
  • Ethnic 350 - Advanced Topics in Comparative Ethnic Studies: "Hmong Diasporic Communities" subtitle, 3 credits
  • Ethnic 499 - Ad Hoc: (with Hmong-related subtitle)
  • Ethnic 699 - Advanced Independent Study
  • FLL 103 - First Semester of an Uncommonly Taught Language: “Hmong” subtitle, 3 credits
  • FLL 104 - Second Semester of an Uncommonly Taught Language: “Hmong” subtitle, 3 credits
  • FLL 107 - First Semester Hmong Literacy, 3 credits
  • FLL 108 - Second Semester Hmong Literacy, 3 credits
  • FLL 203 - Third Semester of an Uncommonly Taught Language: “Hmong” subtitle, 3 credits
  • FLL 204 - Fourth Semester of an Uncommonly Taught Language: “Hmong” subtitle, 3 credits
  • Hmong 106 - Second Semester Hmong, 3 credits
  • Hmong 108 - Second Semester Hmong Literacy, 3 credits
  • Hmong 299 - Ad Hoc: (with Hmong-related subtitle), 1-6 credits
  • Hist 297 - Study Abroad: “Exploring Laos – History and Culture” subtitle, 1 -12 credits
  • Hist 497 - Study Abroad: “Exploring Laos – History and Culture” subtitle, 1-12 credits
  • Hmong 499 - Ad Hoc: (with Hmong-related subtitle), 1-6 credits
  • Hmong 699 - Advanced Independent Study, 1-3 credits
  • Hmong xxx - All courses in the Hmong curricular area


Secondary Focus on Hmong Cultural Groups:
  • Anthro 150* - Multicultural America, 3 credits
  • Anthro 250 - Women’s Roles in Cross-Cultural Perspective, 3 credits
  • Anthro 323 - Peoples and Cultures of Southeast Asia, 3 credits
  • English 150* - Multicultural America, 3 credits
  • English 192 - First-Year Seminar: “Southeast Asian American Life Stories” subtitle, 3 credits
  • Ethnic 102 - Transnational Migrations: Asian-, Arab-, Euro-American, and Latino Identity, 3 credits
  • Ethnic 250 - Selected Topics in Ethnic Studies: (with appropriate subtitle), 3 credits
  • Hist 150* - Multicultural America, 3 credits
  • Hist 269 - Asian Americans in Historical Perspective, 3 credits
  • Hist 287 - The Vietnam War (if not selected above), 3 credits
  • Hist 372 - Topics in Global History: (with appropriate subtitle), 3 credits
  • Hist 382 - Southeast Asia: The Age of Imperialism and Revolution Since 1880 (if not selected above), 3 credits
  • Hist 402 - Topics in Asian History: (with appropriate subtitle) (if not selected above), 3 credits
  • Hist 436 - Immigrant America Since 1880, 3 credits
  • Sociol 150* - Multicultural America, 3 credits
  • WGS 150* - Multicultural America, 3 credits
* Students may count credits in just one of these courses toward the certificate.

Additional Requirements

Of the 18 required credits, 12 must be taken in the College of Letters and Science, at least six of them at the 300 level or above. No more than nine credits from any one curricular area may count toward the certificate. Twelve of the 18 required credits must be earned in residence at UWM. Of these 12 credits, nine must be taken at the 300 level or above. A maximum of six credits in independent study may count toward program requirements.

GPA Requirements

To obtain the certificate, the student must complete, with a minimum grade point average of 2.500. Courses for the certificate may not be taken on a credit/no credit basis.