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

To obtain the certificate, the student must complete, with a minimum grade point average of 2.500, at least 18 credits in approved Hmong diaspora studies courses as indicated below. Of the 18 required credits, 12 must be taken in the College of Letters and Science, and at least six of them should be 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. Courses for the certificate may not be taken on a credit/no credit basis.

Independent study courses focusing on Hmong cultural groups may be accepted with the approval of the certificate program committee. Other courses that are not on the lists below but relevant to the study of Hmong people in the US and other parts of the world may be accepted with the approval of the certificate program committee.

Credits earned at other institutions equivalent to courses in the certificate program may be accepted in partial fulfillment of the program requirements with the approval of the certificate program committee. Students currently enrolled at UWM who have fulfilled some of the program’s requirements prior to the creation of the program may have their credits applied retroactively to the certificate program.

Required
ETHNIC/HMONG 265Hmong Americans: History, Culture, and Contemporary Life3
Select 1 semester of Hmong language and/or literacy3
Select one of the following:3
HIST 287
The Vietnam War
HIST 402
Topics in Asian History: (with appropriate subtitle; consult Program Coordinator)
Electives
Select 9 credits from the list of approved courses 19
Total Credits18

Approved Elective Courses

Primary Focus on Hmong Cultural Groups

ENGLISH 192First-Year Seminar: (Hmong American Life Stories)3
ENGLISH 277Introduction to Ethnic Minority Literature: (Hmong-American Literature)3
ETHNIC 265Hmong Americans: History, Culture, and Contemporary Life3
ETHNIC 350Advanced Topics in Comparative Ethnic Studies: (Hmong Diasporic Communities)3
ETHNIC 299Ad Hoc: (with Hmong-related subtitle)1-6
ETHNIC 499Ad Hoc: (with Hmong-related subtitle)1-6
ETHNIC 699Advanced Independent Work1-3
FLL 103First Semester of an Uncommonly-Taught Language: (Hmong)1-4
FLL 104Second Semester of an Uncommonly Taught Language: (Hmong)3-4
FLL 203Third Semester of an Uncommonly Taught Language: (Hmong)3-4
FLL 204Fourth Semester of an Uncommonly Taught Language: (Hmong)3-4
HIST 297Study Abroad: (Exploring Laos – History and Culture)1-12
HIST 377Modern China (Exploring Laos – History and Culture)3
HMONG XXXAll courses in the Hmong curricular area

Secondary Focus on Hmong Cultural Groups

ANTHRO 150Multicultural America 13
ANTHRO 250Women's Roles in Cross-Cultural Perspective3
ARTHIST 386Art, Ritual, and Ethnicity of China3
ENGLISH 150Multicultural America 13
ENGLISH 192First-Year Seminar: (Southeast Asian American Life Stories)3
ETHNIC 102Transnational Migrations: Asian-, Arab-, Euro-American and Latino Identity3
ETHNIC 250Selected Topics in Ethnic Studies: (with appropriate subtitle)3
HIST 150Multicultural America 13
HIST 269Asian Americans in Historical Perspective3
HIST 287The Vietnam War (if not selected above)3
HIST 372Topics in Global History: (with appropriate subtitle)3
HIST 402Topics in Asian History: (with appropriate subtitle) (if not selected above)3
HIST 436Immigrant America Since 18803
SOCIOL 150Multicultural America 13
WGS 150Multicultural America 13