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Certificate in the Ethnography of Communication (ETHCOMACRT)Department of Anthropology

Students on Summer 2018, Fall 2018, or Spring 2019 requirements.

Description

Students pursuing the certificate are introduced to theories, methods, and contexts essential to the comprehensive study of communication in cultural contexts. Students learn to navigate the vast diversity of cultural life in the world that exists simultaneously with a universal equality in the human capacity for thought, imagination, and expression. The certificate courses provide students with a foundation from which they can explore shifts, circulations, and innovations in public culture, particularly as it is manifested in language and practice in the emerging global arena as well as among local communities. This certificate involves the study of performance, language, and media as they engage the full range of communication, from the everyday to special forms, genres, and uses, and from face-to-face to mediated encounters.

Certificate requirements

The certificate requires at least 24 credit hours, including the requirements listed below.

  1. Introductory Sequence. Two (2) courses:
  2. Electives. Additional credit hours to complete remaining requirements (may include only one additional 200–299 level course) from the Electives list.
    • (approved topic: "Bad Language")
    • (approved topics: "Arts, Politics and Global Encounters"; "Sex, Drugs, Rock-n-Roll: Subversive Culture")
    • (approved topics only; see academic advisor)
    • (approved topics only; see academic advisor)
    • (approved topics only; see academic advisor)
    • (approved topics only; see academic advisor)
    • (approved topics only; see academic advisor)
    • (approved topics only; see academic advisor)
    • (approved topics only; see academic advisor)
    • 15 credit hours must be at the 300–499 level.
  3. Anthropology. 18 credit hours must be in Anthropology (includes the Introductory Sequence courses).
  4. Residency. 18 credit hours must be completed in courses taken though the Indiana University Bloomington campus or an IU-administered or IU co-sponsored Overseas Study program.
  5. GPA and Hours 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.