Co-Curriculum

Constellations provides funding and support to create rich experiences inside and outside of the humanities classroom. We develop high-impact co-curricular experiences for students at both the program- and course-level. Generally, these out-of-the-classroom opportunities are optional, but they provide students with ways to enhance their academic and professional skills.

A Constellation = Core humanities Course + Co-Curriculum 

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HUMANITIES AFTER DARK

Our Humanities After Dark programming takes place in the evenings and is a way of delivering co-curricular experiences to students when they don’t typically have classes. It also provides an enriching nighttime alternative to drinking culture. See our Humanities After Dark page for events in this series.

HUMANITIES FOR PRE-MED STUDENTS

All Constellations classes support students in the intensive writing requirement for the UW School of Medicine. To learn more, see Humanities for Pre-Med Students.

GRAPHIC MEDICINE EVENTS

During the 2019-20 academic year, we developed a co-curriculum for Prof. Jenell Johnson’s Health & Inequality Constellation that will serve as the model for how to enrich our humanities classes going forward. Constellations purchased copies of MK Czerwiec’s graphic novel, Taking Turns, for each student in Communication Arts 317: Rhetoric and Health. We also brought the author to campus to give a guest lecture, public talk, and host a graphic medicine workshop. Learn more about our Graphic Medicine Events and student projects pages!

PATHWAYS TO CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS

Constellations is a collaborative program that serves to connect students to humanities opportunities across campus. In the spirit of connecting, not competing, all of our classes count toward established certificate programs.