Skip to main content
Department of Anthropology

Certificate in Global Human Diversity

Students on Summer 2019, Fall 2019, or Spring 2020 requirements GLHMDVACRT
This certificate explores the cultural, biological, linguistic, and historical diversity of human societies worldwide. It prepares students to address major problems of identity, race, conflict, power, and access to resources using perspectives from all four subfields of anthropology. Students may earn a certificate as part of completing the bachelor's degree and in addition to completing requirements for a major. The Certificate in Global Human Diversity is available only to students outside the anthropology major.


The certificate requires at least 24 credit hours, including the requirements listed below.
  1. Introductory course. One (1) course:
    • ANTH-A 122 Interpersonal Communication when taken Summer 2024 or later
    • ANTH-E 101 Sustainability and Society when taken Summer 2024 or later
    • ANTH-E 105 Culture and Society
    • ANTH-E 210 Rethinking Race Globally
  2. Intermediate courses. Two (2) courses:
    • ANTH-B 200 Bioanthropology
    • ANTH-E 200 Social and Cultural Anthropology
    • ANTH-L 200 Language and Culture
    • ANTH-P 200 Introduction to Archaeology
  3. Thematic courses. Two (2) courses:
    • ANTH-B 370 Human Variation
    • ANTH-E 230 American Ethnic Diversity
    • ANTH-E 400 Undergraduate Seminar (approved topics only; see academic advisor)
    • ANTH-E 490 Development and Anthropology
    • ANTH-P 409 Archaeological Ethics
  4. Regional courses. Two (2) courses:
    • ANTH-B 472 Bioanthropology of Aboriginal America
    • ANTH-E 320 Indigenous Populations of North America
    • ANTH-E 321 Peoples of Mexico
    • ANTH-E 322 Peoples of Brazil
    • ANTH-E 340 Indigenous Populations of Mexico and Central America
    • ANTH-E 387 The Ethnography of Europe
    • ANTH-E 397 Peoples and Cultures of the Middle East
    • ANTH-E 398 Peoples and Cultures of Central Asia
    • ANTH-E 417 African Women
    • ANTH-L 313 Intermediate Lakota (Sioux) Language II (Also take ANTH-L 310)
    • ANTH-L 320 Native American Languages
    • ANTH-P 210
    • ANTH-P 310 Prehistory of Europe and Asia
    • ANTH-P 361 Archaeology of the Midwestern United States
    • ANTH-P 370 Archaeology of the Andes
  5. Internship. One (1) course:
    • ANTH-X 478 Practicum in Anthropology (or as part of another course)
  6. Certificate GPA, Hours, and Minimum Grade Requirements.
    1. At least 9 credit hours in the certificate must be completed in courses taken through the Indiana University Bloomington campus or an IU-administered or IU co-sponsored Overseas Study program.
    2. At least 9 credit hours in the certificate must be completed at the 300–499 level.
    3. Except for the GPA requirement, a grade of C- or higher is required for a course to count toward a requirement in the certificate.
    4. A GPA of at least 2.000 for all courses taken in the certificate—including those where a grade lower than C- is earned—is required.
    5. Exceptions to certificate requirements may be made with the approval of the department's Director of Undergraduate Studies, subject to final approval by the College of Arts and Sciences.