Anthropology Launches New Certificate in Cultural Competencies

Posted on 10/8/2019 3:54:58 PM

New for 2019–20, the Anthropology Department has launched a Cultural Competencies Certificate to help prepare students for life and professional practice in culturally diverse settings. The certificate includes core courses and electives that are designed to help students develop the knowledge, skills, and attitudes to increase their effectiveness in relating across cultural differences and in increasingly diverse environments at home and abroad.

This 12-credit certificate starts with the foundations to developing a critical and self-reflective approach to differences in race, ethnicity, gender, class, age, religion, ability, and sexual orientation. Electives allow students to explore the facets of diversity that will best prepare them for their global workforce and include classes addressing cultural diversity from a range of disciplines across campus.

Students interested in learning more about or enrolling in the certificate can find more information by picking up an application in the Anthropology Department (McElhaney G1), or contacting the Department of Anthropology chairperson, Ben Ford, at ben.ford@iup.edu.