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Certificate in Advocacy and Public Engagement

The certificate program (30 credits) provides intensive training in the required skills of applied anthropology:

  • the ethics of advocacy and advocacy-based research;
  • formulating advocacy-based research questions;
  • the ethnographic/qualitative field methods to investigate these issues;
  • and the public engagement skills by which critical interventions on the basis of that research may be made.

This honours minor/certificate program in Applied or “Engaged” Anthropology requires 30 credits of which 24 credits are required courses. The program provides two high impact Experiential Education Community Based Research opportunities in which the applied anthropology skill set can be applied in real world context. There is one required course at each year level (2 through 4) plus an additional work placement capstone experience.

Course Requirements:

i) Core Requirements (24 credits total):

  • ANTH 2210 6.0 Advocate and Educate for Change: Applying Anthropology
  • ANTH 3110 6.0 Acquiring Research Skills
  • ANTH 4340 6.0 Advocacy and Social Movements
  • ANTH 4130 6.0 The Professional Anthropologist

ii) And 6 elective credits chosen from the following:

  • ANTH 3020 6.0 Race, Racism & Popular Culture
  • ANTH 3030 3.0 Discourses of Colonialism
  • ANTH 3080 6.0 Modes of Enablement: A Cultural Perspective on Physical Disability
  • ANTH 3240 6.0 Sexing the Subject: Sexuality from a Cross-Cultural Perspective
  • ANTH 3280 6.0 Anthropology & Psychiatry in Global Context
  • ANTH 3400 6.0 The Politics of Recognition: Citizenship & Civil Society
  • ANTH 3410 6.0 Race, Ethnicity and Nationalism: Us and Them
  • ANTH 3420 6.0 Indigenous Peoples & Indigenous Rights
  • ANTH 3560 3.0 Anthropology of the Senses
  • ANTH 3630 3.0 The Anthropology of Illicit Networks
  • ANTH 4160 6.0 Anthropology and Indigenous People's Health
  • ANTH 4240 3.0 Nature, Culture, Power: The Anthropology of Environment
  • ANTH 4330 3.0 Critical Issues in Medical Anthropology
  • ANTH 4410 3.0 The Anthropology of Human Rights
  • ANTH 4420 3.0 The Gendered Politics of War
  • ANTH 4430 6.0 The Anthropology of Reproduction, Personhood & Citizenship