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The Applied Cultural Anthropology Certificate program prepares students for careers in fields in which cross-cultural or global perspectives are essential. Emphasis is on examining culturally related problems and policies, preparing research designs, and collecting and analyzing data. To qualify for the certificate, students must also meet the requirements for a bachelor’s degree (not necessarily in anthropology) at SOU. Students are required to complete the following courses or their approved transfer equivalents for this certificate.

Core Courses (12 credits)

Anth 301  (4)  Practicing Anthropology

Anth 360  (4)  Ethnographic Research Methods

Anth 460  (4)  Applied Anthropology

Cross-Cultural Perspectives (choose 4 credits from the following list)

Anth 310  (4)  American Culture

Anth 317  (4)  Pacific Cultures

Anth 318  (4)  Native North America

Anth 319  (4)  Cultures of the World

Anth 334  (4)  Anthropological Perspectives on the Native American Frontier

Soc 338   (4)  Contemporary Issues in Native North America

 

Skills (choose 4 credits from the following list)

WR 327   (4)  Technical Writing

WR 329   (4)  Grantwriting and Workplace Literacy

Geog 389 (4)  Introduction to Geographic Information Systems

Soc 327  (4)  Quantitative Data Analysis

Am 334   (4)  Design for Multimedia

Am 337   (4)  Web Authoring

 

There may be other appropriate courses that develop skills relevant to a student’s career goals in applied anthropology, and one of these may be substituted with an advisor’s permission.

 

Policy-Related Topics (choose 8 credits from the following list)

Anth 450  (4)  Culture Change

Anth 455  (4)  Anthropological Film 

Anth 464  (4)  Cultural Rights

Soc 310   (4)  Community Studies

Soc 320   (4)  Schools and Society

Soc 337   (4)  Racial and Ethnic Relations

Soc 345   (4)  Sociology of Globalization

Soc 444   (4)  Organizational Sociology

Geog 417  (4)  Geography of Tourism

Geog 439  (4)  Land Use Planning

 

Additional courses exist, as well, and may be substituted with an advisor’s permission.

 

Specialized Focus (8 credits)

Anth 409  (4)  Practicum

Anth 414  (4)  Capstone

 

The content of the required practicum and capstone should be consistent with each student’s focus and professional or career goals.

 

 

Certificate in Cultural Resource Management  (36 credits)


The Cultural Resource Management Certificate program prepares students for careers in the management and preservation of prehistoric and historic cultural sites located on public and private lands. Emphasis is on methods and the development and implementation of research designs. To qualify for the certificate, students must also meet the requirements of a bachelor’s degree (not necessarily in anthropology) at SOU. Students are required to complete the following courses or their approved transfer equivalents for this certificate. Note: Some of the following courses have one or more prerequisites.

 

Core Courses (12 credits)

Anth 211  (4)   Archaeology and Prehistory

Anth 370  (4)   Archaeological Research Methods

Anth 462  (4)   Cultural Resource Management

 

Knowledge and Skills (12 credits)

ES 386   (4)   Environmental Data Analysis

G 481     (4)   Geomorphology

ES 451   (4)   Introduction to Geographic Information Systems

 

Policy Perspectives (4 credits, choose one course from the following)

Anth 464  (4)   Cultural Rights

BI 383     (4)   Science and Advocacy in Environmental Policy Debates

BI 388     (4)   Conservation of Natural Resources

Geog 439 (4)   Land Use Planning

PS 340    (4)   Law, Science, and the Environment

PS 428    (4)   Environmental Policy

PS 441    (4)   Environmental Law and Policy

Soc 310   (4)   Community Studies

Soc 350   (4)   People and Forests

Soc 444   (4)   Organizational Sociology 

 

Practicum and Capstone

8 credits, to be taken in either ES or ANTH in consultation with major advisor