The Certificate in Language and Cross-Cultural Communication, offered by the Department of Anthropology, 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.

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.

Campus Location: Main

Program Code: LA-LCCC-CERT

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Please contact the College of Liberal Arts' Center for Academic Advising for more information on minors, certificates or other CLA programs.

Learn more about the undergraduate certificate in Language and Cross-Cultural Communication.


Five courses for a minimum of 15 credits.

Select five of the following:15
Language, Power, & Identity
Language and Culture
Honors Language and Culture
Maya Language and Culture
Language, Thought, and Reality
Language in the City
Language Socialization and Cultural Reproduction
Language and the Immigrant Experience
Language as Social Action
Research Methods in Culture and Communication
Total Credit Hours15