Study humanity, the human experience and what makes us us with a certificate in anthropology from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.
Offered by the geography and anthropology department, the anthropology certificate serves to enrich and deepen student learning in other disciplines and fields of study, especially those related to history, culture, social processes, geography, language, biology and human evolution. Courses explore a variety of topics, including human behavior, environmental adaptation, biocultural evolution, religious expression, rules and patterns for speech behavior, and cultural shifts.
While the program is beneficial to all majors, students pursuing majors like American Indian studies; Latin American and Latinx studies; women's, gender and sexuality studies — as well as those studying humanities, social sciences and natural sciences — may find this certificate extra advantageous.
Real-world learning. One of the reasons you may choose to study anthropology is because you love learning about people and exploring different cultures. And here at UWEC, we organize countless opportunities for you to do just that. Immerse yourself in different cultures via study abroad, participate in the National Student Exchange program, embark on meaningful field trips or enroll in cultural immersion experiences. All of these opportunities are available to you while you pursue your anthropology certificate.
Customized studies. The anthropology certificate at UWEC is intentionally designed so that you can choose half of the courses that make up the curriculum requirements. This allows you to customize your studies and focus on the topics that most interest you or best align with your career goals. Students may also elect to participate in independent study or directed studies courses during the certificate, providing even further flexibility and program personalization.
Curriculum in the anthropology certificate is designed to help you understand and analyze socio-cultural dynamics in local, global and comparative contexts. Through your coursework, you will learn about key anthropological concepts for explaining the human experience while also examining political and ethical issues of equity, diversity and inclusivity in societies past and present.
What classes do anthropology students take?
Your classes may cover topics like:
- Indigenous theory and methodology
- Museum curation
- Anthropology of law
- Culture and transnational dynamics
Learn more about the anthropology certificate in the UWEC course catalog.
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