Constellations are humanities classes amplified.
Deeply engage with vital questions & themes critical to your academic goals while fulfilling general education requirements!
Launched in spring 2019, Constellations is an initiative designed to demonstrate the relevance of the humanities to all majors and career trajectories. Constellations are open to all UW-Madison undergraduates, but are particularly suitable for STEM students looking for highly-complementary humanities credits. Each Constellation equips students with innovative humanities-based methods and tools to solve pressing contemporary questions, bring coherence to their undergraduate experience, and prepare them for the challenges of a complex world.
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.