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Hammond Hall 201
600 Park Street 
Hays, KS 67601 
Phone: 785-628-4291 
Toll Free: 800-628-FHSU 
Fax: 785-628-4037
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Certificate in Cultural Anthropology and Globalization

The pace at which cultures change seems ever increasing, along with ever increased rates of globalization among and within societies around the world. Courses in this certificate area will increase the student's awareness of historic world cultures, contemporary world cultures, culture change, and they will do so in the context of rapidly increasing forms of social interconnectedness between world cultures. This is a 12 credit-hour certificate.

Required Courses

Choose any of the four:

  • SOC 145 Principles of Culture (3 Credit Hours)
  • SOC 333 Global Forces in a Changing World (3 Credit Hours)
  • SOC 335 Changing Faces of Culture (3 Credit Hours)
  • SOC 460 Comparative Cultures and Societies (3 Credit Hours)
  • SOC 647 Comparative Cultural Anthropology (3 Credit Hours)


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. Simply highlight and copy the portions of the unofficial transcript that lists the courses necessary to meet the certificate requirements. The student may then paste that copied text that is his/her unofficial transcript into an e-mail message to the certificate coordinator. The student's e-mail note to the coordinator should begin with an expression of the certificate(s) earned, followed by the unofficial transcript.

Contact Information

Dr. Pelgy Vaz
Fort Hays State University
Rarick Hall 321
600 Park Street
Hays, KS 67601-4099
Phone: (785) 628-5359
Web: sociology/indexSociology

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