Advocacy & Public Engagement

Advocacy & Public Engagement

Liberal Arts & Professional Studies

Public Anthropology affirms the role of students and scholars as active citizens, community leaders, and partners in empowerment. This program encourages student activism by offering a critical, cross-cultural perspective on major public issues, and demonstrates how to effect change by drawing on political forces outside the discipline.

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.

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Liberal Arts & Professional Studies


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Full-Time, Part-Time


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General


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Concurrent, Consecutive, Direct


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Fall, Winter, Summer


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