Get an Anthropology Certificate

Are you fascinated by human societies and cultures and their development? In this course, you will receive a comprehensive introduction to the discipline of anthropology: the study of what makes us human.

Through an exploration of research methods, theories, and themes such as indigenous experiences and social inequality, this course will equip you with a strong foundation in anthropology.

What Happens in the Anthropology Certificate Course

The Anthropology Certificate Course is an online learning program with recommended readings from the textbook (Introduction to Anthropology). This course is self-directed, which means you may study and complete assignments at times that are most convenient for you from the comfort of your own home.

This part-time Anthropology Certificate Course has a recommended completion date of 9 weeks from the start of the program, however, you may choose to complete the course in as little as 6 weeks or as long as 18 weeks, depending on your schedule.

The Anthropology Certificate Course has been created to allow you to complete it without teaching assistance. However, if you have questions or need assistance, you can receive help from a Faculty Member throughout the 9 weeks of the course. Your Faculty Member is a valuable resource person who can provide you with personal teaching assistance to help you succeed in the course.

Course Topics

The Anthropology Certificate Course has been developed to meet high academic standards, ensuring that as a graduate you can display with pride the Anthropology Certificate you will earn from the International Association of Professions Career College (IAP Career College).

What is Anthropology?

  • The Study of Humanity, or “Anthropology is Vast”
  • The Four-Field Approach: Four Approaches within the Guiding Narrative
  • Overcoming Ethnocentrism
  • Western Bias in Our Associations about Humanity
  • Holism, Anthropology’s Distinctive Approach
  • Cross-Cultural Comparison and Cultural Relativism
  • Reaching for an Insider’s Point of View

Methods: Cultural and Archaeological

  • Archaeological Research Methods
  • Conservation and Naturalism
  • Ethnography and Ethnology
  • Participant Observation and Interviewing
  • Quantitative and Qualitative Analysis
  • Collections

Culture Concept Theory: Theories of Cultural Change

  • The Homeyness of Culture
  • The Winkiness of Culture
  • The Elements of Culture
  • The Aggregates of Culture
  • Modes of Cultural Analysis
  • The Paradoxes of Culture

Biological Evolution and Early Human Evidence

  • What is Biological Anthropology?
  • What’s in a Name? The Science of Taxonomy
  • It’s All in the Genes! The Foundation of Evolution
  • Evolution in Action: Past and Present
  • What is a Primate?
  • Origin of and Classification of Primates
  • Our Ancient Past: The Earliest Hominins

The Genus Homo and the Emergence of Us

  • Defining the Genus Homo
  • Tools and Brains: Homo habilis, Homo ergaster, and Homo erectus
  • The Emergence of Us: The Archaic Homo
  • Tracking Genomes: Our Human Story Unfolds

Language and Communication

  • The Emergence and Development of Language
  • Language and the Mind
  • Language, Community, and Culture
  • Performativity and Ritual
  • Language and Power

Work, Life and Value: Economic Anthropology

  • Economies: Two Ways to Study Them
  • Modes of Subsistence
  • Gathering and Hunting
  • Pastoralism
  • Plant Cultivation: Horticulture and Agriculture
  • Exchange, Value, and Consumption
  • Industrialism and Postmodernity

Authority, Decisions and Power: Political Anthropology

  • Colonialism and the Categorization of Political Systems
  • Acephalous Societies: Bands and Tribes
  • Centralized Societies: Chiefdoms and States
  • Modern Nation-States
  • Resistance, Revolution, and Social Movements

Social Inequalities

  • Theories of Inequity and Inequality
  • Systems of Inequality
  • Intersections of Inequality
  • Studying In: Addressing Inequities within Anthropology

The Global Impact of Human Migration

  • Peopling of the World
  • Early Global Movements and Cultural Hybridity
  • Peasantry and Urbanization
  • Inequality along the Margins

Forming Family through Kinship

  • What Is Kinship?
  • Defining Family and Household
  • Reckoning Kinship across Cultures
  • Marriage and Families across Cultures

Gender and Sexuality

  • Sex, Gender, and Sexuality in Anthropology
  • Performing Gender Categories
  • The Power of Gender: Patriarchy and Matriarchy
  • Sexuality and Queer Anthropology

Religion and Culture

  • What Is Religion?
  • Symbolic and Sacred Space
  • Myth and Religious Doctrine
  • Rituals of Transition and Conformity
  • Other Forms of Religious Practice

Anthropology of Food

  • Food as a Material Artifact
  • A Biocultural Approach to Food
  • Food and Cultural Identity
  • The Globalization of Food

Anthropology of Media

  • Putting the Mass into Media
  • Putting Culture into Media Studies
  • Visual Anthropology and Ethnographic Film
  • Photography, Representation, and Memory
  • News Media, the Public Sphere, and Nationalism
  • Community, Development, and Broadcast Media
  • Broadcasting Modernity and National Identity
  • Digital Media, New Socialities

Art, Music and Sport

  • Anthropology of the Arts
  • Anthropology of Music
  • An Anthropological View of Sport throughout Time
  • Anthropology, Representation, and Performance

Medical Anthropology

  • What is Medical Anthropology?
  • Ethnomedicine
  • Theories and Methods
  • Applied Medical Anthropology

Human-Animal Relationship

  • Humans and Animals
  • Animals and Subsistence
  • Symbolism and Meaning of Animals
  • Pet-Keeping
  • Animal Industries and the Animal Trade

Indigenous Anthropology

  • Indigenous Peoples
  • Colonization and Anthropology
  • Indigenous Agency and Rights
  • Applied and Public Anthropology and Indigenous Peoples

Anthropology on the Ground

  • Our Challenging World Today
  • Why Anthropology Matters
  • What Anthropologists Can Do

What Is Included in the Anthropology Certificate Course

This all-inclusive Anthropology Certificate Course Online package includes:

  • Registration for the Anthropology Certificate Course Online
  • Access to a Faculty Member to provide you with personal teaching assistance
  • Textbook: Introduction to Anthropology
  • Downloadable Anthropology Certificate personalized with your name and the seal of the International Association of Professions Career College which you may print
  • (Optional) Opportunity to order official certificates printed on fine linen paper and embossed with the gold seal of the college
  • (Optional) 2024 membership in the IAPO International Organization of Business Professionals for only $2.99 per month

Register for the Anthropology Certificate Course


SUMMER SPECIAL
Easy changes and cancellations
It’s easy to change or cancel your course registration. See our FAQ page for details.

You can have all this for an incredible price. It can cost hundreds, or even thousands, of dollars to take other programs. (We found courses based on old editions of our guides with registration fees of up to $999 and more.) We are able to offer you online courses at a significantly lower cost to you because of our expertise from over 20 years of producing the leading online guides for non-traditional careers.

Our online certificate courses have previously been offered for a registration fee of $297 U.S. and include a textbook and professional membership – a total value of almost $377.

SUMMER SPECIAL: This all-inclusive registration package for the Anthropology Certificate Course is priced as only $149.00 for the July 22, 2024 course.

Register today for the Anthropology Certificate Course. Enrollment is limited and registration is on a first come first served basis, so we recommend that you register early for the Anthropology Certificate Course online to avoid disappointment.

If the course is full, please email support@iapcollege.com to be notified when a new course date is scheduled.

To ensure your complete satisfaction all certificate courses are backed by our full 100% money back guarantee.

Anthropology and Your Career

Have you ever wondered why different cultures have unique customs, or how ancient civilizations lived and thrived? Are you curious about the biological evolution of humans, or fascinated by the ways language shapes societies?

If you answered ‘yes’ to any of these questions, our introductory anthropology course might be perfect for you!

This course provides a comprehensive overview of anthropology, exploring the vast diversity of human cultures. Through engaging readings and practical exercises, you’ll learn about ethnocentrism, cultural relativism, archaeological methods, human evolution, kinship, religion, and much more. Whether you’re looking to study anthropology in the future, or are simply pursuing a personal interest, this course is a great place to start.

If you do see yourself pursuing further education in anthropology, there are many exciting careers in store for you. With a background in anthropology, you can pursue career paths in academia, cultural resource management, international development, and public health. Anthropologists work in museums, research institutions, NGOs, and governmental agencies, contributing valuable insights into human behavior and cultural diversity.

Even if you’re looking to develop life and career skills without pursuing higher education, this course has a lot to offer. An anthropology background enhances skills in critical thinking, cultural sensitivity, and qualitative research, making it valuable in fields such as business, marketing, education, and healthcare, and in your everyday life.

Many career paths related to anthropology require some higher education. Before investing thousands of dollars and years of your time on advanced degrees, an introductory course such as this can give you insight into core concepts, equip you with valuable skills and knowledge, and ultimately help you decide what is next for you and anthropology!

For every student who takes this anthropology course from IAP Career College, we make a donation to textbook publisher OpenStax, part of Rice University, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit.

My experience with IAP Career College was exceptional! I loved how the courses get right to the main points and you learn so much in a short period of time.
Kari Miller, Ohsweken, Ontario

Why Get a Certificate?

How can you benefit with a certificate from the International Association of Professions Career College (IAP Career College)?

A certificate from the International Association of Professions Career College may give you:

  • Respect as a professional
  • A competitive advantage when marketing your services
  • A sense of achievement and confidence
  • A credential for your resume when applying for jobs
  • Assurance to clients of your professionalism
  • Evidence of your expertise
  • Higher earnings (according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in Certificates: A fast track to careers)

With the International Association of Professions Career College, you can earn a certificate online more quickly and affordably than many other educational options.

Why Choose IAP Career College?

The International Association of Professions Career College (also known as IAP Career College) aims to offer the finest in affordable online certificate programs for dream careers.

The textbooks for most of our courses were developed by our parent company, the leading online publisher of career guide books on how to get started in a dream career, with an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau.

Our guides have been used as textbooks for more than a decade, and you can find them in the career centers and library collections of many famed colleges and universities – from the University of Texas to the Fashion Institute of Technology – as well as in numerous public libraries in cities from Vancouver to New York.

It can cost hundreds, or even thousands, of dollars to take other certificate programs. When we discovered online courses based on old editions of our career guides costing over $1,000.00, we knew it was time to offer our own online certificate programs.

Now, the leader in online career guides for dream careers, along with a team of respected academics, have created online certificate programs through IAP Career College, allowing you to study and earn a certificate from the comfort of your own home.

Established online in 1999, the parent company of IAP Career College (known as FabJob) is an award-winning organization named “the #1 place to get published online” by Writer’s Digest. Our company and career guides have been featured in media ranging from ABC to Oprah’s newsletter and respected news sites ranging from CNN to the Wall Street Journal online.

We continue this tradition of excellence in online career education with the International Association of Professions Career College. Each of our career certificate programs has been developed to meet high academic standards, ensuring that as a graduate you can display with pride the certificate you will earn from the International Association of Professions Career College.

We invite you to learn more about the online certificate courses we offer you by visiting our Certificate Courses page. We are also happy to answer any of your questions to help you decide whether an online certificate course from the International Association of Professions Career College is right for you.

Have questions or need help?

Contact an Academic Advisor at International Association of Professions Career College:

support@iapcollege.com

Student Service Center
(For registered students only)
1-403-949-0037

If you are not a student you can email support@iapcollege.com or use live chat for inquiries.

Live Chat (24 hours a day)
Click on “Ask Us a Question” at the bottom of this screen.

About IAP Career College

IAP Career College, also known as the International Association of Professions Career College, is a private online career college affiliated with FabJob Inc, the leading online publisher of guide books on how to get started in a dream career, serving hundreds of thousands of career changers on six continents since 1999. Learn more about us.

Get a $10 discount code!

Your Privacy Is Protected

We protect your privacy. Privacy Policy

website security
Click for the BBB Review of IAP Career College
  • What is the Benefit of Learning Anthropology?
    With a background in anthropology, you can pursue career paths in academia, cultural resource management, international development, and public health. Anthropologists work in museums, research institutions, NGOs, and governmental agencies, contributing valuable insights into human behavior and cultural diversity. Even if you’re looking to develop life and career skills without pursuing higher education, this course has a lot to offer. An anthropology background enhances skills in critical thinking, cultural sensitivity, and qualitative research, making it valuable in fields such as business, marketing, education, and healthcare, and in your everyday life.
  • What is the Anthropology Certificate Course?
    IAP’s Anthropology Certificate Course is an online learning program with recommended readings from the textbook (Introduction to Anthropology). This course is self-directed, which means you may study and complete assignments at times that are most convenient for you from the comfort of your own home. This part-time Anthropology Certificate Course has a recommended completion date of 9 weeks from the start of the program, however, you may choose to complete the course in as little as 6 weeks or as long as 18 weeks, depending on your schedule. The Anthropology Certificate Course has been created to allow you to complete it without teaching assistance. However, if you have questions or need assistance, you can receive help from a Faculty Member throughout the 9 weeks of the course. Your Faculty Member is a valuable resource person who can provide you with personal teaching assistance to help you succeed in the course.
  • What is IAP Career College?
    The International Association of Professions Career College (IAP Career College) is a leading online career college offering affordable online certificate courses and professional certifications for non-traditional and "dream" careers. When you take a part-time online certificate course with IAP Career College, you can schedule your learning around your life - you can work at your own pace, at the best times for you and from the comfort of your own home. IAP Career College and affiliated company FabJob Inc (the leading online publisher of guide books on how to get started in a dream career) have served over half a million career changers on six continents since 1999.