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Sociology and Anthropology

For more information see Certificate in Social and Cultural Diversity within the IU South Bend Campus Bulletin.

Certificate in Social and Cultural Diversity

To prepare students to live in the global village and to be successful in the increasingly diverse workplace, the Department of Sociology and Anthropology offers a Certificate in Social and Cultural Diversity.

The curriculum is designed to take advantage of the core strengths of the disciplines of sociology and anthropology, and of our faculty, to offer focused study of race, class, culture, gender, and sexuality; all fundamental factors that contribute to social and cultural diversity within and between societies.


Course Requirements (15 cr.)

All courses are 3 credit hours, unless otherwise designated.

  • ANTH-E 105 Culture and Society

Core Courses

Select two of the following:

  • ANTH-E 391 Women in Developing Countries; or
  • SOC-S 310 The Sociology of Women in America; or
  • SOC-S 338 Gender Roles; or
  • WGS-W 302 Topics in Gender Studies
    VT: Men and Masculinities
  • SOC-S 164 Marital Relations and Sexuality
  • SOC-S 317 Social Stratification
  • SOC-S 335 Race and Ethnic Relations

Culture Courses

Select one of the following:

  • ANTH-E 300 Culture Areas and Ethnic Groups
    VT: People and Cultures of Latin America
  • ANTH-E 310 Introduction to the Cultures of Africa
  • ANTH-E 397 Peoples and Cultures of the Middle East
  • SOC-S 362 World Societies and Cultures

Capstone Courses

One approved 400-level capstone course such as:

  • ANTH-A 460 Topics in Anthropology
    VT: Archaeology of Ethnicity
    VT: Diversity and Conflict
  • ANTH-E 402 Gender in Cross-Cultural Perspective
  • SOC-S 410 Advanced Topics in Social Organization
    VT: Transgender Studies
    VT: Sociology of Culture, Race, and Civil Rights
  • SOC-S 422 Constructing Sexuality
  • SOC-S 460 Topics in Non-Western Cultures
    VT: Gender and Work in the Globa Economy
    VT: International Inequalities