College of Liberal Arts
Laurence Lyons Murphy
Ambler Executive Program Coordinator
University Academic Core Curriculum, required of all undergraduate majors
at Temple, is divided into categories that include using language
effectively, handling quantitative data as well as qualitative analysis,
understanding our cultural and political history, and developing an
understanding of a culture and/or a language other than our own.
The Core examines as well diversity in our own society as well as
the depth of knowledge and influences that shape our values, perspectives
and the character of the individual. Students
at Ambler can complete the Core Curriculum on Ambler Campus.
For more information on the Core, go to: http://www.temple.edu/ucc/
Intellectual Heritage, the most distinctive feature of Temple's Core
Curriculum, is a writing-intensive, two-semester course sequence which
introduces students to “seminal” as well as highly influential texts
in the intellectual tradition. Areas
of study range from ancient Greece to the Bible,
the Koran, the Bhagavad Gita, and Renaissance Studies in the first section, through
the Enlightenment, Romanticism, and Modernism in its second.
Such dynamic and influential social leaders, thinkers and artists
as Pericles, Plato, Sophocles, Aeschylus, Homer, Machiavelli, Galileo,
Shakespeare, Locke, Douglass, Darwin, Freud, Marx, Gandhi, and King are
examined. Novels, treatises,
drama, poetry, music, the arts as well as philosophical texts and sacred
literature are explored. A unique Intellectual Heritage Program is offered
exclusively at Ambler, and its mission is to learn from, as well as
encourage, edify, inform, and stimulate Ambler’s unique intellectual
collegial community and environment.
For more information on the Intellectual Heritage Program at Ambler
go to: http://island.temple.edu/ihambler/