The Cultures & Communities Certificate Program is unique in having a core course that is offered by multiple departments. Every section of Multicultural America 150 requires that every student conduct 15-20 hours of service learning in the local Milwaukee community to accentuate the in-class, curricular experience. Each department joining the Program has designed a course that covers common issues of race, ethnicity, and diversity using materials and methods from its own disciplinary area. Multicultural America 150 is offered by the departments of Anthropology, Art and Design, English, Film, History, Sociology, Women’s Studies, Urban Planning, and Urban Studies. We welcome inquiries from other departments interested in creating a section.
Thus History 150 might examine the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II by exploring documents and photographs from the 1940s, while English 150 might assign stories and poems by camp survivors, and Art 150 analyze film and videos about it.