Certificate Programs

Certificates may be earned by regularly matriculated or extended learning students and denote successful completion of a prescribed program of study designed to a) impart specified professional/vocational/career competencies; or b) produce mastery of the content of a sub-field of an academic major (discipline); or c) provide exposure to the range of materials in a traditional or emerging interdisciplinary field. Certain certificate programs contain 600-level courses as requirements and/or electives. These 600-level courses may not be taken by undergraduate students. Candidates must receive two-thirds of their certificate-applicable credit from the university. The transferring of credit or the substitution of courses may occur only after application to the appropriate campus authority. See Page 60 for additional certificate information.

Certificate in Applied Cultural Anthropology

Admission to the Certificate

  1. Consultation with a faculty advisor in anthropology is required before enrolling in upper-division courses.

Certificate Requirements (32 units)

  1. ANTH 102. Introduction to Anthropology: Culture and Society (4)
  2. A minimum of four units chosen from:
    • ECON 250. Statistics for Economists (4)
    • PSYC 210. Psychological Statistics (5)
    • SCM 210. Applied Business Statistics (4)
  3. ANTH 485. Applied Anthropology and Social Policy (4)
  4. ANTH 578. Internship in Applied Anthropology (2-5) for a total of (8)
  5. A minimum of twelve units of upper-division social and cultural anthropology courses chosen in consultation with an advisor.

Certificate in Archaeology

Certificate Requirements (35 units)

  1. ANTH 300. Archaeology (4)
  2. Five units chosen from:
    • ANTH 320. Archaeological Survey and Excavation (5)
    • ANTH 577. Internship in Archaeology (5)
  3. Five units chosen from:
    • ANTH 319. Experimental Archaeology and Ethnoarchaeology (5)
    • ANTH 321. Archaeological Laboratory Analysis (5)
  4. Eight units chosen from:
    • ANTH 302. African Archaeology (4)
    • ANTH 303. Prehistory of the Middle East and Europe (4)
    • ANTH 305. North American Prehistory (4)
    • ANTH 306. Aztecs, Maya and Their Predecessors (4)
    • ANTH 307. Incas and Their Predecessors (4)
    • May choose only one of the following two courses:
      • ANTH 312. Historical Archaeology (4)
      • HIST 312. Historical Archaeology (4)
    • ANTH 315. Archaeology of the Southwest and California (4)
  5. GEOG 201. Map Interpretation (4)
  6. GEOG 202. Introduction to Geographic Information Systems and Cartography (5)
  7. A minimum of four units chosen from:
    • GEOG 306. Remote Sensing of Environment (4)
    • GEOG 308. Advanced Geographic Information Systems (5)
    • GEOG 480. Geomorphology (4)
    • GEOL 301. Introduction to Geologic Mapping (4)
    • GEOL 330. Sedimentary Petrology (5)
    • GEOL 350. Paleontology (5)

Certificate in Latin American Studies

Certificate Requirements (32 units)

  1. Thirty-two units chosen from the following: (No more than twelve units may be taken from any one discipline.)
    • ANTH 306. Aztecs, Maya and Their Predecessors (4)
    • ANTH 307. Incas and Their Predecessors (4)
    • May choose only one of the following two courses:
      • ANTH 324. Pre-Columbian Art (4)
      • ART 324. Pre-Columbian Art (4)
    • ANTH 354. Cultures of Mexico and Central America (4)
    • ANTH 356. Cultures of South America (4)
    • ART 328. Mexican Art (4)
    • FLAN 320. Masterpieces of Literature (when topic pertains to Latin America) (4)
    • GEOG 390. Selected Topics in Geography: Tropical Geography (4)
    • HIST 390. History of Modern Mexico (4)
    • HIST 469. Colonial Latin America (4)
    • HIST 470. Modern Latin America (4)
    • HUM 460. Cultural Studies (when topic pertains to Mexico or Latin America) (4)
    • MUS 351. Latin American Music (4)
    • SSCI 304. Contemporary Latin America (4)
    • SPAN 440. Mexican Literature (4)

Certificate in Museum Studies

Certificate Requirements (34 units)

  1. Four units chosen from:
    • ANTH 316. Archival Practices (4)
    • HIST 316. Archival Practices (4)
  2. Four units chosen from:
    • ANTH 318. Museum and Archive Management (4)
    • HIST 318. Museum and Archive Management (4)
  3. Four units chosen from:
    • ANTH 375. Museum Methods (4)
    • HIST 375. Museum Methods (4)
  4. Four units chosen from:
    • ANTH 376. Exhibit Design (4)
    • HIST 376. Exhibit Design (4)
  5. ANTH 576. Internship in Museum Studies (2-5) for a total of (8)
  6. ART 345. Gallery Management (2)
  7. A minimum of eight units of electives, chosen from one of the following three groups of courses (A, B or C):

Group A

  • ANTH 300. Archaeology (4)
  • ANTH 302. African Archaeology (4)
  • ANTH 303. Prehistory of the Middle East and Europe (4)
  • ANTH 305. North American Prehistory (4)
  • ANTH 306. Aztecs, Maya and Their Predecessors (4)
  • ANTH 307. Incas and Their Predecessors (4)
  • May choose only one of the following two courses:
    • ANTH 312. Historical Archaeology (4)
    • HIST 312. Historical Archaeology (4)
  • ANTH 315. Archaeology of the Southwest and California (4)
  • ANTH 320. Archaeological Survey and Excavation (5)
  • ANTH 321. Archaeological Laboratory Analysis (5)
  • May choose only one of the following two courses:
    • ANTH 323. Native North American Art (4)
    • ART 323. Native North American Art (4)
  • May choose only one of the following two courses:
    • ANTH 324. Pre-Columbian Art (4)
    • ART 324. Pre-Columbian Art (4)

Group B

  • ANTH 351. Indians of North America (4)
  • ANTH 352. Indians of the Southwest (4)
  • ANTH 354. Cultures of Mexico and Central America (4)
  • ANTH 357. African Societies (4)
  • ANTH 358. Peoples of the Middle East (4)
  • ANTH 360. Peoples of Australia (4)
  • ANTH 361. Peoples of Micronesia, Melanesia and Polynesia (4)
  • ANTH 362. Peoples of Asia (4)
  • ANTH 365. Asian American Cultures (4)
  • ART 221. Art History: Prehistoric Times through the Middle Ages (4)
  • ART 222. Art History: Africa, Asia, the Americas and Oceania (4)
  • ART 223. Art History: Renaissance to the Present (4)
  • ART 306. Greek and Roman Art (4)
  • ART 311. Art of the United States to the End of the Nineteenth Century (4)
  • ART 314. The Art of Indigenous Peoples (4)
  • ART 316. Arts of the Ancient Near East and Egypt (4)
  • ART 321. Renaissance Art (4)
  • May choose only one of the following two courses:
    • ANTH 323. Native North American Art (4)
    • ART 323. Native North American Art (4)
  • May choose only one of the following two courses:
    • ANTH 324. Pre-Columbian Art (4)
    • ART 324. Pre-Columbian Art (4)
  • ART 327. Baroque and Rococo Art (4)
  • ART 328. Mexican Art (4)
  • ART 329. Chicano Art (4)

Group C

  • ART 410. Studies in Art History: Renaissance (4)
  • ART 423. Nineteenth Century European Art (4)
  • Any upper-division history course except HIST 318, 375, 376, 395, 396, 399, 575, 589 and 595.

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