Ethnic studies courses explore the position of ethnic and racial minorities in the history, culture and society of the United States. The courses in this certificate develop philosophical insights and theoretical tools that encourage further exploration of the entire spectrum of society and culture in the U.S. Completing a sequence of Ethnic Studies courses will challenge students to think critically about the roles that race and ethnicity have played in the development of American history, culture and society. Students will analyze aesthetic values, investigate historical processes and study how race and ethnicity are connected to issues that at first may seem unrelated.
To be awarded Madison College's Ethnic Studies certificate, students need to successfully complete at least one course from each of the three academic areas: Literature, History and Social Sciences, plus complete an independent research project under the supervision of the Ethnics Studies director.
Prior to applying for this certificate, contact Ethnic Studies Director John Luke Matthews at (608) 258-2438 to discuss your course path and independent research project.
Students earning the Ethnic Studies certificate can attend full or part time.
Ethnic Studies certificate classes may be offered at these Madison College campuses:
Some of the courses for this program may be available online.
View the admission requirements for application deadlines, materials and requirements.
Once you are admitted into your program, review the Start of Semester Checklist to prepare for your first day of classes at MATC.
Contact the Enrollment Center at EnrollmentServices@madisoncollege.edu or (608) 246-6210.
Prospective program students, the information below reflects the basic requirements for students admitted for the 2018-2019 academic year. To learn more about Madison College, visit us.
Current program students (including newly admitted), go directly to your Degree Progress Report (also referred to as an Advising Report or Academic Requirements) to view:
If you have questions after reviewing your report, please see Advising Services.
After completing the Ethnic Studies Certificate at Madison Area Technical College, you will be able to: