Advocacy and Public Engagement Training
Department of Anthropology
The Minor/Certificate in Advocacy and Public Engagement affirms the role of students and scholars as active citizens, community leaders, and partners in empowerment. This minor draws on the Department’s long-standing strengths in Applied Anthropology, or Public Anthropology as it is more generally known today. This sub-field encourages student activism by offering a critical, cross-cultural perspective on major public issues, and demonstrates how to effect change by drawing on political forces outside the discipline.
Current York students may complete the requirements of the certificate while they pursue degrees in other York programs.
The certificate program is also open to students who have already completed a university degree program.
Applicants without prior university education may apply to be admitted to the direct-entry certificate program through York University’s mature student application process.
Graduating with a certificate: except where otherwise stated, a minimum cumulative grade point average of 4.00 is required to satisfy certificate requirements. Students must also submit an application to graduate from a certificate program. Applications should be obtained from and filed with the unit administering the certificate program. Transcript notation that the requirements for a certificate have been completed will be made once the Registrar’s Office has received notice from the unit administering the program. Certificates will not be conferred until candidates have successfully completed an undergraduate degree program if they are simultaneously enrolled in a degree and a certificate program. The Faculty does not award certificates retroactively. Refer to the Academic Standards section for details of the undergraduate certificate minimum standards.
The Honours Minor in Advocacy & Public Engagement Training must be pursued jointly with an Honours BA program in the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies or any other Faculty.
Entry requirements: Students have to complete 30 credits in Anthropology and a total of 120 credits.
Minor credits: 30 credits