Certificate in Language and Cross-Cultural Communication

This certificate is designed to provide students with the anthropological and linguistic tools to understand and study the sociocultural foundations of language use and communication, including both forms of everyday and institutional communication.

This program fits well with the current institutional mission of Temple University to prepare students to work and thrive in an increasingly globalized world where language-related expertise, particularly cross-linguistic and cross-cultural knowledge, is a highly desirable skill. This program is also congruent with professional trends in language-related disciplines that currently emphasize programs that provide students with the sociolinguistic and cultural knowledge needed to solve language-related problems in the real world.


Five courses for a minimum of 15 credits.

ANTH 2507Fundamentals of Linguistic Anthropology3
or ANTH 2907 Honors Fundamentals of Linguistic Anthropology
Select 4 of the folllowing:12
Language, Power, & Identity
Maya Language and Culture
Language Socialization and Cultural Reproduction
Theory and Method in Linguistic Anthropology
ANTH 3536
Language as Social Action
Capstone in Linguistic Anthropology
Total Credit Hours15

Certificates are awarded only at the time of completion of the bachelor's degree and cannot be awarded either as a stand-alone program of study or after completion of the first bachelor's degree.