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Certificate in Cultural Anthropology and Globalization (12 credit hours)

12 Credit Hours
On-campus & Online

The pace at which cultures change seems ever increasing, along with ever increased rates of globalization among and within societies around the world. Earning a Certificate in Cultural Anthropology and Globalization will increase your awareness of historic world cultures; contemporary world cultures, culture change, and you will do so in the context of rapidly increasing forms of social interconnectedness between world cultures.

Required Courses (choose four)

SOC 145 Cultural Anthropology (3)
SOC 335 Changing Faces of Culture (3)
SOC 460 Comparative Cultures and Societies (3)
SOC 647 Comparative Cultural Anthropology (3)

Total Credit Hours: 12

For more information, contact Dr. Pelgy Vaz (

Please Note: It is the responsibility of the student to inform the coordinator of the certificate program that he or she has completed the certificate requirements. Your certificate will not be awarded until you have completed the requirements and informed your coordinator of same. To ensure there is enough time to process your certificate, please inform your coordinator by the 21st day of the semester in which the certificate is to be awarded.

In order to verify certificate completion, the student must go into his/her TigerTracks account, where the unofficial transcript can be found. From the unofficial transcript available to students, copy and paste each course completed toward the certificate (with grade earned showing) into an e-mail to be sent to the coordinator of the certificate. The student's e-mail note to the certificate coordinator should begin with an expression of the certificate earned, followed by the courses completed as documented from the unofficial transcript. In addition, please provide the name that you would like printed on the certificate - as in first name, with or without a middle initial, last name, or any variation of such, and your mailing address.

In summary, please e-mail your certificate coordinator with:

  • The certificate name.
  • The courses completed from your unofficial transcript.
  • Your name presented as you like for your certificate.
  • Your mailing address.
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