Constellations are humanities classes, amplified.
Deeply engage with vital questions & themes critical to your academic goals while fulfilling general education requirements!

The Constellations humanities program demonstrates the relevance of the humanities to all majors and career trajectories through our undergraduate classes and high-impact co-curriculum. Our classes are open to all UW-Madison undergrads but are particularly suitable for STEM students looking for highly-complementary humanities credits. Each Constellation focuses on pressing contemporary questions, integrates out-of-the-classroom opportunities, and supports students in the pre-med intensive writing requirement.

What is a Constellation?

Celestial constellations don’t actually exist in space, they are human concepts that map meaning and patterns onto the visible stars in our sky. In that spirit, the Constellations program supports undergraduate courses, activities, and events that give shape to an idea that would not otherwise be discernible within traditional disciplinary boundaries. Each Constellation revolves around one core humanities course taught by our award-winning faculty that connects to special opportunities including: out-of-the-classroom experiences, workshops, events, and research and funding possibilities for students.

Contact Meridith Beck Mink, Constellations’ Associate Director: