Ethnographic Studies (ETH) Certificate

Program in Ethnographic Studies Program

Welcome to Ethnographic Studies

The Anthropology Department offers a certificate in ethnographic studies for concentrators in other departments.

The Certificate Program in Ethnographic Studies (ETH) is intended for undergraduate students in all divisions (Humanities, Social Sciences, Natural Sciences and Engineering) as a supplement or complement to their department concentration or other certificate studies. It is especially designed for students who wish to integrate study abroad or international or domestic internships into their independent work, but it is open to all.

What is ethnography?
What can I expect to learn from ethnographic studies?
What does the ETH certificate program offer?

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Lessons from the Field

Read the essay by Professor Carolyn Rouse on "Lessons from the Field: Pragmatism, Design Thinking, and an Existential Reframing of Engagement" in the Journal of the American Anthropological Association. It is one of a collection of essays on why preserving the need for anthropologists and ethnographic work is so crucial to the future.

Congratulations to 2017 ETH certificate students

At graduation for the Class of 2017, certificates in Ethnographic Studies were awarded to Dylan Blau-Edelstein, Yun-Yun Li, and Stacey Park, departmental concentrators in Spanish and Portuguese, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, and Psychology, respectively.  Congratulations to this trio of first ever ETH certificate students!

ETH Program History

The ETH certificate program welcomes all interested students.  To learn about the program's history, click here.


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