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Certificate
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Minor
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Minor
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Minor
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Minor, Arabic
Minor, Chinese
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Certificate, Chinese
Certificate, Japanese
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Minor
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Certificate, Spanish
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Critical Languages

332 Anderson Hall
215-204-8268
www.temple.edu/critlang

 

Louis Mangione, Chair
347 Anderson Hall
215-204-8247
mangione@temple.edu

Michelle A. Pugliese, Administrator
429 Anderson Hall
215-204-5628
michelle.pugliese@temple.edu

Peggy Shadding, Coordinator
330 Anderson Hall
215-204-8267
peggy.shadding@temple.edu

 

Certificate of Specialization in Arabic

Minor in Arabic
Certificate of Specialization in Chinese

Minor in Chinese

Certificate of Specialization in Japanese

Minor in Japanese

 


 

Critical Languages offers courses in Arabic, Chinese, Hebrew, Hindi, Japanese, Korean, and Vietnamese. Students enroll in these courses for a variety of reasons, which include career goals, personal interest, preparation for study abroad, and the desire to fulfill college graduation requirements.

For students in any major, Critical Languages offers many courses taught in English, including:

  • General Education courses in Chinese and Japanese literature, film, and popular culture—all given in translation—invite students from any major to develop familiarity with Chinese and Japanese culture.
  • Israeli literature as well as Hebrew literature from the Diaspora.  Thematically, these courses explore contemporary Israel and its relations to its region and the world as well as the Jewish historical experience and the cultural heritage. 
  • Courses are offered in Arabic literature and film.  These courses invite students from any major to develop familiarity with the cultures of countries and regions where Arabic is used as the primary language of communication.

Within Critical Languages, students can earn a major in Japanese (at TUJ only - see the Temple University Japan menu at the bottom of the CLA menu on left), a Minor in Japanese, or Certificates of Specialization in Arabic, Chinese, or Japanese. Critical Languages courses also count toward many of the requirements and electives of the Asian Studies major and minor.  Students are encouraged to study Japanese language and culture at Temple University in Japan.  Contact the Office of International Programs for more information.

 


 

Minor in Arabic

The minor in Arabic focuses on intermediate and advanced language skills and an understanding of contemporary Arabic culture. Students who already have a grounding in Arabic and are interested in languages, literature, film, and culture will find this minor of particular interest. This program is ideal for students considering careers in international business, government service, or other professions where foreign language proficiency is important. Students who place out of one or more of the Arabic language courses may replace those requirements with independent study or electives as approved by the Arabic faculty advisor.

 

Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
Arabic 2002 Arabic Intermediate II 3  
Arabic 3001 Arabic Advanced I 3  
Arabic 3002 Arabic Advanced II 3  
Elective   Selected in consultation with the Arabic faculty advisor. 3  
Select two from: 6  
Arabic 2012 Contemporary Arabic Literature (in Translation)    
Arabic 2021 Contemporary Arab Society in Film (in Translation)    
Arabic 0868 World Society in Literature and Film    
Total     18  

 

 

Certificate of Specialization in Arabic

A Certificate of Specialization in Arabic focuses on learning language skills and developing a strong foundation for the effective use of Arabic socially and professionally. This program should be of particular interest to students considering careers in international business, government service, or other professions where foreign language proficiency is important. This program has two tracks: one for undergraduate students who enter Temple University with little or no previous background in Arabic; and one for students who enter Temple University with a previous background in Arabic.  The curriculum consists of six developmentally-sequenced semesters of instruction in Arabic.  Students with no background in Arabic will begin the six-course sequence with Arabic 1001.  Students who enter the program with a placement above Arabic 1001 will need to complete the six-course requirement by taking either or both Arabic 4183 and 4283.  A grade of C- or higher must be earned in all required courses to qualify for the certificate.

 

Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
Arabic 1001* Arabic Elements I 4 LC
Arabic 1002* Arabic Elements II 4 LC
Arabic 2001 Arabic Intermediate I 3 LC
Arabic 2002 Arabic Intermediate II 3  
Arabic 3001 Arabic Advanced I 3  
Arabic 3002 Arabic Advanced II 3  
Total     18-20  

 

*Students who place above Arabic 1001 will need to complete the six-course requirement by taking either or both Arabic 4183 and 4283.

 

 


 

Minor in Chinese

The minor in Chinese focuses on learning Chinese language, literature, film, and culture. This program should be of particular interest to students considering careers in international business, government service, or other professions where foreign language proficiency is important. This program also contributes to meeting the diverse language needs of students with personal or academic interests in China and its culture. A grade of C- or higher must be earned in all required courses.

 

Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
Chinese 2002 Chinese Intermediate II 3  
Chinese 3001 Chinese Advanced I 3  
Chinese 3002 Chinese Advanced II 3  
Elective   Selected in consultation with the Chinese faculty advisor. 3  
Select two from: 6  
Chinese 2011 Pre-Modern Chinese Literature    
Chinese 2022 Contemporary Chinese Urban Film and Fiction in Translation    
Chinese 0868 World Society in Literature and Film    
Total     18  

 

 

Certificate of Specialization in Chinese

A certificate of specialization in Chinese focuses on learning language skills and developing a strong foundation for the effective use of Chinese socially and professionally. This program should be of particular interest to students considering careers in international business, government service, or other professions where foreign language proficiency is important. This program also contributes to meeting the diverse language needs of students with personal or academic interests in China and its culture. A grade of C- or higher must be earned in all required courses.

 

Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
Chinese 1001 Chinese Elements I 4  
Chinese 1002 Chinese Elements II 4 LC
Chinese 2001 Chinese Intermediate I 3 LC
Chinese 2002 Chinese Intermediate II 3  
Chinese 3001 Chinese Advanced I 3  
Chinese 3002 Chinese Advanced II 3  
Total     20  

 


 


Minor in Japanese

The Minor in Japanese emphasizes language study while also recognizing the importance of learning about Japan through work in fields such as literature, history, anthropology, religion, and geography and urban studies. A grade of C- or higher must be earned in all courses for the minor.

Students who place out of 2002 will need one additional elective; those who place out of 3001 will need two additional electives; those who place out of 3002 will need three additional electives.

 

Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
Japanese 2002 Intermediate Japanese II 3  
Japanese 3001 Advanced Japanese I 3  
Japanese 3002 Advanced Japanese II 3  
         
Select one course from the following list: 3  
Japanese 2096 or 2996 Japanese Popular Culture & Literature   WI
Asian Studies 2098 Japanese Popular Culture & Literature   WI
Japanese/Asian Studies 2021 Japanese Literature in Film    
Japanese/Asian Studies 2011 Survey of Japanese Literature: Pre-Modern    
Japanese/Asian Studies 2012 Modern & Contemporary Japanese Literature in Translation    
         
Select any two CLA courses that focus exclusively on Japan 6  
         
Total     18  

 

Certificate of Specialization in Japanese

 

A Certificate of Specialization in Japanese focuses on learning language skills and developing a strong foundation for the effective use of Japanese socially and professionally. This program should be of particular interest to students considering careers in international business, government service, or other professions where foreign language proficiency is important. This program also contributes to meeting the diverse language needs of students with personal or academic interests in Japan and its culture. A grade of C- or higher must be earned in all required courses.

 

Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
Japanese 1001 Japanese Elements I 4 LC
Japanese 1002 Japanese Elements II 4 LC
Japanese 2001 Intermediate Japanese I 3 LC
Japanese 2002 Intermediate Japanese II 3  
Japanese 3001 Advanced Japanese I 3  
Japanese 3002 Advanced Japanese II 3  
Total     20  

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