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2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Anthropology Research Certificate

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Program: Research Certificate
Department of Anthropology and Sociology  
College of Arts and Sciences

Kettler Hall G11A ~ 260-481-6272

Pursuing a research certificate provides opportunities to engage in active learning situations integrating original research and the undergraduate curricula.  You will learn research methods and tools appropriate to your discipline, and research interests within the discipline; the foundations of research relating to the history, philosophy, and theory of the discipline; and advanced communications skills.  You will apply knowledge learned by designing and executing a research study or project and communicating the results to others.  The certificate can be earned and awarded independent of other degree(s).

Courses in anthropology provide an understanding of the nature of cultures and help you assess various explanations of human behavior; they also assist in the development of analytical and critical abilities. The curriculum is structured to include studies in the history and theory of anthropology, in four anthropological fields (ethnology, archeology, bioanthropology, and linguistics), in at least two different world ethnographic areas, and in topical specializations. The program helps you prepare for graduate study, for teaching, and for careers in which the understanding of various cultures is an asset.

Student Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of this certificate, students will:

  • achieve familiarity with different cultures in at least two regions of the world
  • know the major anthropological approaches to understanding the human condition
  • be able to explain societies in a holistic manner
  • achieve competency in writing
  • demonstrate critical thinking
  • acquire quantitative skills for analysis
  • demonstrate a willingness to engage learning and scholarship as a life-long endeavor

Declaring this Certificate:

  • Declare this certificate within the Department of Sociology and Anthropology or through your major department if you are pursuing another degree

Program Requirements:

  • A minimum GPA of 2.00 or higher is required for graduation
  • At least 8 credits must be earned as resident credit

To earn the Anthropology Research Certificate, you must fulfill the following requirements in addition to those noted above:

Research Writing: Credits 3

History, Philosophy, or Theory of the Discipline: Credits 3

Cognate Research Tools: Credits 3

  • Any STAT course or one of the following:

Research Methods and Supervised Individual Research: Credits 6

  • Each student must present their research in a professional forum approved by the Anthropology faculty.

Total Credits: 15

Student Responsibility

You are responsible for satisfying the graduation requirements specified for your selected program.  Thus, it is essential that you develop a thorough understanding of the required courses, academic policies and procedures governing your academic career.  All requests for exceptions to specific requirements must be made in writing and may be granted only by written approval from the appropriate chair or dean.

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