Experience a leader in online education
Join us for a free online course this summer and get to know the city we call home. UWM instructors share video lectures at the start of each week’s themed unit, followed by interesting readings and creative assignments (for example, you might be asked to write a poem or create a map). Everyone is invited to join, whether you’re a high school student, a college student or a member of the Milwaukee community.
UWM excels at online education. As Wisconsin’s leader in online education for more than a decade, UW-Milwaukee has hundreds of regularly scheduled online classes and more than 40 fully online programs and certificates. UWM also has been recognized as the state’s best online college by thebestschools.org.
Each week, we’ll dig into a major theme about Milwaukee, anchored in a prominent local feature. We’ll also explore a hidden UWM treasure.
- Week One (July 6–10): Great City by a Great Lake: Natural and Built Environments
- Week Two (July 13–17): Made in Milwaukee: Manufacturing, Industry and Labor in the Cream City
- Week Three (July 20–24): Milwaukee Fights for Freedom: From Turner Hall to the 16th Street Bridge
- Week Four (July 27–31): The City as Museum: Art, Culture and Community in Milwaukee
Frequently Asked Questions
Is this course really free?
Yes! There is no fee to take the Milwaukee: Past, Present, Future course.
Can I get college credit for this course?
One college credit was available at no cost to the first 100 students who elected to enroll in the class for credit. Our for-credit seats and our for-credit waitlist are both now full. We appreciate the great interest in this course, and we do plan to run it again in the future. You may still take the course for your own enrichment and to experience online learning at UWM.
When does the course meet?
The course is mostly asynchronous, meaning that students can do most of the work on their own time, at their own pace.
- Live Events: Each Wednesday at 7 p.m. central, we will host a live event, but the event will also be recorded for students who can’t attend.
- Deadlines: Students are expected to complete the week’s readings by Wednesday, and assignments are due on Friday and Sunday.
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Why We’re a Leader in Online Education
UWM has been rated a Best Online Bachelor’s Program by U.S. News & World Report and ranked best online college in Wisconsin by TheBestSchools.org.
Our award-winning faculty — the same professors you’ll find leading our classrooms and labs on campus — undergo additional curricular and technology training to make their online instruction as effective as possible. UWM also offers numerous resources designed to ensure student success.