College of Liberal Arts Program Descriptions
Following is information about programs and majors offered in the College of Liberal Arts. Listed under each degree program are the courses students must successfully complete to earn that particular B.A. or B.S. degree. These required courses are in addition to the University Core Curriculum requirements and the College's requirements. See Core Curriculum and Requirements for the Bachelor of Science (B.S.) and Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) Degrees.
AFRICAN AMERICAN STUDIES
Sonja Peterson-Lewis, Acting Undergraduate Director
AAS W051 - Introduction to African American Studies
Five additional courses are needed. At least three must be above the 0100 level. Two of these three upper level courses may be chosen from courses having substantial relevant content from history, sociology, political science, English, anthropology, geography and urban studies, economics, psychology, American studies, or speech communication. Students should clear any outside courses to be used for the major with the department adviser prior to registration. Senior Seminar (W398) is the designated writing capstone in the major.
AAS W051 - Introduction to African American Studies
Two additional courses in African American Studies are needed above the
Miles Orvell, Director
The American Culture and Media Arts major combines faculty and courses from the American Studies Program in the College of Liberal Arts and the Film and Media Arts Department in the School of Communications and Theater. Students can choose this major from either school. Majors will develop critical thinking skills relating to an understanding of the place of film, television, photography and print media in our society. They will also develop skills in historical and contemporary research. Students graduating with the American Culture and Media Arts major can expect to pursue careers in media-related organizations, e.g. film, video, and radio production; archival and library positions; public relations jobs in media; museum research positions supporting exhibitions and media; writing about media for publications. Graduates can also pursue advanced training at the graduate level in documentary film production.
The program and its requirements are described in full in Intercollegial
Miles Orvell, Director
American Studies is an interdisciplinary program that focuses on major issues in the United States, such as work, technology, and the role of the media and the arts; that is, on important themes that will continue to shape much of American life and which sophisticated professionals must know. American Studies provides students with a solid understanding of the culture of the United States through courses originating in this department organized around broad topics and through carefully selected courses from other specific disciplines. All must approach the study of life in the United States from a variety of perspectives, not just one discipline. American Studies courses are known as demanding and rigorous and many of them double as Temple University Honors courses. The major stresses development of reading, writing and analytical skills that are necessary for successful careers in various professional fields.
All majors must complete five American Studies core courses, one out of each group below.
American Biography and Work
Students must also complete nine additional credits in American Studies. These can include choices from the AS core courses as well as choices from all other American Studies courses. Finally, students must complete the capstone course AS W393 or AS W394 and at least 12 credits outside of the major selected in consultation with the American Studies director and congruent with an American Studies focus. Six of these credits should be in American history and literature.
American Studies Minor
To complete a minor in American Studies a student must complete six American Studies courses (18 s.h.), at least three of which must be from three different American Studies core areas.
Asian American Minor
Kathy Uno, Coordinator
This new, interdisciplinary minor focuses on Asian American history, culture, and contemporary issues as well as their Asian roots and American context. The Asian American Minor is 6 courses (18 s.h.), 5 in American Studies and 1 in Asian Studies, as distributed below. Besides regular courses, students can earn credits through fieldwork and independent study under a professor's guidance. This minor is a useful credential for majors in education, journalism and communication, social administration, health science, social science, humanities, history, pre-law studies, and business fields like personnel and marketing.
Leonard Greenfield, Advising Coordinator
General Anthropology Major
The undergraduate major in general anthropology (as distinguished from the Human Biology and the Visual Anthropology Tracks) is intended to give students a foundation in all of the 4 subfields associated with the discipline of anthropology: Cultural Anthropology, Archaeology, Biological Anthropology and Linguistic Anthropology). Each of the subfields requires the development of a number of skills including formulating hypotheses, developing research programs and proposals, applying theories to the interpretation of data, including artifacts, and gathering ethnographic information through participant-observation.
With its focus on human diversity and its emphasis on cultural relativism, anthropology prepares students well for the issues they are likely to encounter in today's workplaces. At Temple, we offer a number of courses on such topics as the Anthropology of Policy, Medical Anthropology and Urban Anthropology, which prepare students for careers in: public administration, social work, health policy, urban planning and other aspects of public policy-related work, in addition to professional careers in fields such as business, law and medicine. Anthropology students are also well-prepared to participate in activities which call for cultural sensitivity and an understanding of cultural differences such as the teaching of English as a foreign language and other work with immigrant communities or work in the global marketplace.
One introductory course from the following:
One capstone course: Anthropology W301 History of Anthropological Theory
One methods course, to be chosen from the following nine courses:
Five elective courses to be chosen from all the other 0100-level, 0200-level, and 0300-level Anthropology courses. Note: One 300-level Methods course is required; others may be taken as electives.
The minor in Anthropology consists of 18 credits.
One introductory course from the following:
Two fundamentals courses from the following:
Human Biology Track
Students preparing for medicine, dentistry, physical therapy, optometry, and podiatry sometimes find the traditional science majors too restrictive. In addition to taking the required science courses, they would like to develop the well-rounded liberal arts background for which many health-related professional schools look. This program, like those at Stanford, Michigan, and Harvard, allows students to pursue interests in human population biology, biologically-related courses in psychology, sociology, history, and political science.
Students will officially major in anthropology, but, instead of the normal anthropology program, in addition to those science courses required for admission to medical/dental/optometry/podiatry school, human biology students will be required to take five courses in biological anthropology, four courses in biology, two electives, and one course in cultural anthropology.
Interested students should contact the pre-med adviser at Sullivan Hall or the Anthropology Advising Coordinator.
Two of the following:
One of the following:
Choose any two of the following:
* Topics vary and students may take this course more than once. Topics include Human Osteology, Primate Anatomy, and Forensic Anthropology.
Visual Anthropology Track
This track allows students to combine the intellectual pursuits of cultural anthropology and visual communication, and to obtain a well-rounded liberal arts background. This course of study enables students to pursue the broad interests articulated above with the study of the theory and practice of ethnographic film and to gain a fuller understanding of the world's varied systems of visual representation.
Interested students should contact the Visual Anthropology Adviser,
Benedict Stavis, Director
Web site: http://www.temple.edu/asian_studies
Asian Studies draws on the resources of many departments to provide a comprehensive program of study on Asia (especially East Asia). Majors may concentrate on a selected geographic area or subject matter. By combining language with the study of politics, history, society, art, religion and philosophy, and literature, each student can construct a major suited to individual interests. Temple's campus in Japan can provide students a live-abroad experience while taking their course work.
Major Requirements (30 s.h. and language)
0115, Introduction to East Asia: China
Ralph B. Taylor, Department Chair
The mission of the Undergraduate Program in Criminal Justice is to foster a comprehensive understanding of the nature of crime, criminals, and criminal law; the goals, organizations, occupations, and rules that make up the criminal justice system; and the methods of learning that are utilized by scholars of crime and criminal justice. The Bachelor of Arts program will enable students to learn how different academic disciplines approach the study of crime and criminal justice and to understand the kinds of questions and problems that are shaping developments in research, practice, and reform.
B.A. Major Requirements
Criminal Justice majors must complete the following requirements of the major:
a. Major Core -- Criminal Justice
C050 Introduction to Criminal Justice
b. Major Electives -- An additional 24 semester hours of courses offered by the department, selected in consultation with an adviser.
Students wishing to minor in Criminal Justice must complete the following
Criminal Justice Practicum
The Department of Criminal Justice offers internship experience (CJ
0303-0304) with criminal justice agencies, rehabilitation and prevention
programs, and community organizations dealing with crime. The course allows
students to clarify career interests, to synthesize prior knowledge from the
classroom with direct experience, to critically examine the criminal justice
system in operation, and to sharpen analytical and observational skills. This
course is optional with the CJ 0303 (Practicum) credits counting toward the
major and the CJ 0304 (Practicum Lab) credits counting as free electives.
Prerequisites: CJ Majors/Minors: minimum junior status, minimum 2.5 GPA in
major, and completion of CJ C050, CJ 0130, and CJ W145.
John B. Means, Director
The Center for Critical Languages offers courses in several of the less commonly taught languages, principally, though not exclusively, of the East Asian and Mediterranean regions (e.g., Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Hindi, Modern Greek). These courses are open to students in any major at Temple.
The Class Schedule should be consulted for a complete listing of Critical Languages courses and levels of instruction offered each semester.
The Center for Critical Languages offers certificate programs in Japanese and Chinese, and an undergraduate "minor" in Japanese. However, the Center does not offer a major in any foreign language area. Its language programs are offered in various instructional formats for four hours of undergraduate credit at the elementary level, and three hours at more advanced levels. Students may pursue a concentration in Japanese language, literature, and culture with a "major" in Asian Studies.
The programs in languages other than Chinese and Japanese normally consist of a six semester sequence of course work stressing the spoken and written forms of the language. The Japanese and Chinese programs are much more extensive, and more detailed information is available from the senior professor of each language.
Critical Languages courses are somewhat more difficult (or more demanding of time and energy) than a course in a Western European language. Each student in the Critical Languages Program must work on a daily basis with electronic materials (audio and/or video) corresponding to the texts for the course.
Students should expect to spend a minimum of 8-10 hours per week throughout the semester in language study at home (working with texts and tapes) or in the Language Resource Center, in addition to the hours each week devoted to the class sessions . Students unable to make a long-term commitment to rigorous and disciplined daily language study are not encouraged to register for Critical Languages courses.
Participation in regular tutorial sessions (in small groups with a native-speaker), normally two or three hours per week, is expected for languages other than Chinese and Japanese (which meet four times per week). Those drill sessions listed as "arranged" in the Class Schedule will not be scheduled until the first week of the semester, and each student must contact the Center's office for program orientation and tutorial session arrangements on the first day of the semester. At the end of the semester, an outside specialist will be responsible for evaluating each student's language skills, assessing oral and written proficiencies. Knowing the degree of proficiency that each student should have attained, the examiner will assign a semester grade for the course. Work in Chinese and Japanese is evaluated more frequently by the faculty in those programs.
Additional Specialization in Chinese
The Chinese language curriculum offers a full 10 semester (five-year) sequence of courses, principally in the standard classroom mode of instruction.
The Specialization in Chinese consists of the following requirements:
Additional Specialization in Japanese
The Japanese language curriculum offers a full 10-semester (five-year) sequence of courses, principally in the standard classroom mode of instruction.
The Specialization in Japanese consists of the following requirements:
William Holmes, Advising Coordinator
The major in economics exposes a student to the economist's way of thinking about social problems and behavior. The major helps a student understand the economic aspect of current events and public policy, and is good preparation for careers in law and business.
B.A. Major Requirements
Majors in the College of Liberal Arts:
Statistics C021 and C022
Economics 0201, 0202, and W302
Four electives in economics at the 0200 level or above. Finance 0101 may be substituted for one of these.
Two additional electives. These may be courses in economics at the 0200 level or above or courses in the College of Liberal Arts related to the student's program in economics to be chosen in consultation with an adviser.
Minor Requirements (For Liberal Arts and all other colleges allowing a minor in Economics)
To minor in economics, a minimum of 18 credit hours must be completed
Cooperative Education Program
Through this program students earn income while gaining valuable work experience which can enhance their job market prospects upon graduation. By completing an academic research project under the guidance of a faculty member, Co-op students may earn credit for Economics 0288.
In cooperation with the Department of Mathematics, the Department of Economics offers a special concentration leading to a B.A. degree in Mathematical Economics.
Certificate in Political Economy
A joint program of the Department of Economics and the Department of Political Science leading to a certificate of specialization in political economy. The purpose of the political economy program is to provide undergraduate students with the opportunity to study more intensely the relationship between the political and economic spheres of society. The program is based on the belief that a focused examination of this relationship provides us with a better understanding of several social phenomena: Chief among these is a better understanding of public policy choices and the policymaking process, as well as a better understanding of how government actions affect the process of economic change and vice versa.
The Political Economy program is open to all matriculated undergraduate students. Applicants need not be declared majors in either economics or political science. The political economy program provides an excellent preparation for graduate study in the social sciences and for the study of law.
The program and its requirements are described in full in the "Intercollegial Programs" section of this Bulletin.
Management Career Certificate
This certificate program is designed for students who intend to seek employment in the business or nonprofit sectors of the economy. It is designed to provide students with skills that complement those acquired through a traditional liberal arts education and to make the students more appealing to potential employers.
Requirements for the Certificate
B.A. Major Requirements
Requirements for a major are 36 semester hours in upper-level English courses, distributed as follows.
Students may choose to structure their seven upper-level courses by taking three or more courses in one of the following optional tracks:
More information about tracks and courses is available in the Undergraduate English office, 1030 Anderson Hall.
At least six upper-level courses in English for a minimum of 18 semester hours. Two of these courses must be chosen from among the four surveys of British and American literature (English 0114, 0115, W116, 0117). Students are expected to design, with an English Department adviser, a sequence of courses appropriate to their educational and professional goals.
Certificate of Specialization in Writing
Matriculated students interested in broadening their experience in writing, developing skill in various kinds of writing tasks, and deepening their understanding of how writing works are eligible for the Certificate in Writing. Students interested in the Writing Certificate are urged to seek advice on their goals and course choices from the Language, Literacy, and Rhetoric faculty, including Professors Goldblatt, Lebofsky, Parks, Siegel, and Wells. Students earn the certificate by receiving an average of B or above in five of the writing courses listed below, including at least one from each of the three certificate areas: Advanced Expository and Professional Writing, Creative Writing, and Writing Theory.
Advanced Expository and Professional Writing
Robert J. Mason, Director
Students will be equipped with the scholarly background and
Offered jointly by the College of Liberal Arts and College of Science and Technology, Environmental Studies includes both B.A. and B.S. options. A minor also is offered and a Certificate of Completion is an option for those already holding an undergraduate degree in a different field.
The program and its requirements are described in full in Intercollegial Programs.
FIRST-YEAR WRITING PROGRAM
Dennis Lebofsky, Director
The First-Year Writing Program comprises English 0040, 0041, C050, C051, and R050. English 0040 is a four-credit course that focuses on writing within a single theme and disciplinary approach. English C050 is a three-credit course that takes a broader perspective, requiring students to explore a single theme from the point of view of at least two disciplines and meets the Core Composition requirement. English R050 is the same as C050 except that the readings focus on the study of race. R050 meets the Core Studies in Race requirement as well as the Core Composition requirement. English 0041 and C051 are courses designed to meet the needs of the ESL (English as a Second Language) learner, and the guidelines for English 0040 and English C050 are followed.
English 0040 and C050 form a year-long sequence to introduce students to academic discourse. Entering first-year students are either placed into the 0040-C050 sequence, in C050 only, or exempted from these courses entirely. Placement is based on a formula which takes into account the results of the placement exam, DTLS reading and writing scores, high school rank, and the SAT verbal score.
Until students have completed their English 0040/41 requirement, they
may not enroll in English C050/51. English C050/51 is a prerequisite for
Intellectual Heritage X051 and X052 and any upper level course in the
College of Liberal Arts. English C050/51 or R050 may not be taken for
credit by students who have successfully completed English H090.
Ruth P. Thomas, Adviser
B.A. Major Requirements
Prerequisites: French 0051, 0052, 0061, 0062, with C work or equivalent placement. Nine courses including: French 0223-0224, three literature courses at the 0300-level and no more than two courses at the 0100 level.
A minor in French consists of a minimum of 18 credits: six courses above the level of French 0051, including at least two courses at the 0100 level and one course at the 0200 level.
Special Foreign Language Certificate in French
Students who complete 20 s.h. in the following sequence in French are eligible for a special Foreign Language Certificate. The number of semester hours required may be reduced by equivalency or proficiency placement.
French 0051 - Elements I
Distinction in Major
To be considered for Distinction in Major in French, students must:
Students declaring a major in the department are permitted and encouraged to study abroad. Temple University has a summer program at the Sorbonne in Paris. The Temple Sorbonne Program may be used toward the French major, minor and special Foreign Language Certificate and in partial satisfaction of the International Studies requirement.
GEOGRAPHY AND URBAN STUDIES
Marilyn Silberfein, Adviser
The Department of Geography and Urban Studies offers a major in which students gain an understanding of this combined field by taking several basic required courses, supplemented by upper level electives.
Within these guidelines, it is possible for students to choose courses that focus chiefly on geographical studies, including the major distributions of physical and natural phenomena across the globe, the relationship of environment and society, and the concepts underlying spatial analysis and industrial location; or they may choose a program that emphasizes urban studies, exploring the social, political, economic, and historic aspects of urban life including international comparisons of urban society and the policies that governments have devised to address urban problems.
B.A. Major Requirements
Students must complete a total of 11 courses as follows.
GUS C050 - Environment and Society
Electives in the Major
Students must take five electives in geography and urban studies. At least four of the five must be upper level (courses numbered 0100 or higher).
Cognate Field of Study
1. Urban Issues
Double Major with the College of Education
It is now possible to become certified as a secondary school social studies teacher by combining a major in Geography and Urban Studies with a major in Social Studies Education. It is also possible to gain certification through a GUS major and education minor followed by a fifth year Master's Degree program in Education.
Certificates of Specialization in Travel and Tourism
Students may take a series of courses that examine the rapidly growing fields of tourism and recreation from an urban/geographical perspective. Two certificates are available:
Certificate of Specialization in the Geography of Tourism
The courses in this certificate program examine all the world's culture regions and the linkages among them. Courses can be selected based on a student's interest in domestic or international tourism. Additional courses would then be chosen to help the student acquire a sense of place as well as strategies for learning about new locations. Some students might also want to study geographical information systems (GIS) to assess the character of specific tourist destinations.
Requirements: 4 courses, 1 from each of the following groups:
1. GUS C062, Geography of World Affairs; GUS C050, Environment and Society; or GUS R055, Urban Society.
2. GUS C063, Geography of African Development; GUS C086, East and South Asia; or GUS C080, Geography of North America.
3. GUS 0225, Regional Development in the Third World; GUS 0238, Asian Environmental Problems; GUS 0274, American Place; or GUS 0262, Fundamentals of GIS. As new courses in GUS are developed in the area of international development, they will be added to this list.
4. GUS 229, Geography of Travel and Tourism.
Certificate in the Geography of Sports, Recreation and Tourism Planning
Students in this program who are interested in urban recreation and sports can take courses related to urban social and policy issues, while those interested in outdoor/rural recreation can take courses on environmental issues. The course on geographical information systems (GIS) is particularly relevant to tourism planning.
Requirements: 4 courses, 1 from each of the following groups
1. GUS C050, Environment and Society; GUS R055, Urban Society; or GUS C052, Physical Geography.
2. GUS 0120, Urban Policy Analysis; GUS 0212, Race, Class, and Gender in the City; GUS 0216, Urban Planning; or GUS 0240, Economic Development of Cities.
3. GUS 0250, Environmental Policy Issues; any other 200 level Environmental Course; or GUS 0262, Fundamentals of GIS.
4. GUS 0229, Geography of Travel and Tourism.
The Geography and Urban Studies Minor is designed to complement a range of concentrations by providing insights into urban processes and/or a geographic/ecological perspective. Students can also use the minor to acquire marketable skills such as mapping and spatial analysis.
A minor is achieved by successfully completing six courses as follows: one of the following: GUS C050, C052, C060 or R055; and any five additional upper level courses.
One of these courses may be replaced by two 2 s.h. courses in urban affairs (GUS 0070-0079); or one upper-division urban or geographically related course in a social science field other than the student's major.
Distinction in the Major
Geography and Urban Studies students can graduate with distinction if they fulfill the following requirements: A GPA of 3.5 in the major and overall 3.00 GPA, enrollment in at least one graduate or double-numbered course, the completion of an honors paper under the supervision of a faculty member, and the presentation of a paper in a public forum. Students who think that they may qualify for distinction should contact the undergraduate adviser by their junior year.
Gamma Theta Upsilon
Membership in the National Honorary Society in Geography is available to majors selected on the basis of GPA. Initiations are held each year and student members can submit articles to the GTU journal and apply for national scholarships.
Students are encouraged to apply their skills and knowledge in a credit-bearing internship that utilizes their academic training. Assignments at planning, social service and other agencies, as well as firms that specialize in mapping and geographic data analysis, have helped in securing employment opportunities.
Istvan Varkonyi, Adviser
B.A. Major Requirements
Prerequisites: German C061, 0062. with B- work or equivalent placement. Ten courses (30 credits), including German W231-0232. Approval of the adviser is necessary. Preparations include specifications for minor requirements. Documented study abroad with course certificates from language institutes and universities can count toward course requirements. See Certificates and Study Abroad below.
Requirements for the Minor in German Communication
The minor consists of a minimum of 18 credits: six courses above the level of German 0051, including at least 0120, W231, 0232, and one course on the 300 level. It is intended to develop communications skills, both written and oral, and to provide vocabulary for business and travel in addition to pertinent recent information on the cultural, intellectual, political, and business conditions of Central Europe. The most recent technologies (Web, Internet, Videotaping, etc.) are being integrated in most of the courses.
Special Foreign Language Certificate in German
Students may earn a Foreign Language Certificate in German by completing 20 credit hours in the following sequence.
German 0051 - Beginning I
Distinction in the Major
To be considered for Distinction in Major in German, a student must:
2. complete the requirements for the concentration in German with a GPA of at least 3.50;
3. have an overall GPA of at least 3.25.
Students declaring a major in the department are permitted and encouraged to study aboard. Temple University has programs at the Universities of Hamburg and Tuebingen in Germany. These programs may be used toward the German major, minor, and special Foreign Language Certificates.
Students interested in study abroad should discuss their plans early with the faculty adviser in German
GREEK, HEBREW AND ROMAN CLASSICS
Martha A. Davis, Adviser
b. Courses in Classical Culture (e.g., Classical Mythology)
c. Courses on aspects of the ancient Greek and Roman world offered in other Temple departments such as Art History, History, Religion and Philosophy, and approved by the department adviser.
Distinction in Greek and Roman Classics requires a senior thesis and a minimum GPA of 3.5 in Greek, Latin, and Greek and Roman Classics courses.
Greek and Roman Classics students are permitted and encouraged to study
abroad, particularly at Temple University Rome. The location and course
offerings of this campus make it extremely attractive to anyone interested
in the ancient world. Students interested in studying at this campus are
encouraged to consult with departmental faculty early in their career
Hebrew Classics Division
Hanoch Guy, Adviser
Prerequisite: 0051 or equivalent. 0052, C061, 0062, W101 and five Hebrew courses at the 0200/0300 level.
Hebrew 0051 and 0052 or Hebrew C061 and 0062. Advanced students will take two electives instead of the above courses. Two courses from the following: Hebrew 0236, 0242, 0245, 0248, 0279, 0379. Electives: Any two Hebrew courses above 0100 level.
Ancient Mediterranean Studies Minor
Students declaring concentration in the Division of Hebrew are encouraged to spend one year in one of the universities of Israel.
All courses are to be approved by the respective departments before the student's departure for Israel. Well-qualified students may be granted credit from Temple University after submitting proper credentials for established foreign study programs. Students interested in study in Israel should discuss their plans early with their faculty adviser and the Chairperson of the Department of Hebrew and Near Eastern Languages.
Distinction in Major in Hebrew
The requirement for admission to the Hebrew Honors Program is adequate fluency in the Hebrew language, demonstrated during an oral interview with the Hebrew Honors Seminar Director.
Graduation with Distinction in Major in Hebrew requires the completion
of at least four semesters or two years of Honors courses and submission
of a written report dealing with a Hebrew area in conjunction with a related
field (chronologically or by content) from a discipline other than Hebrew.
For Distinction in Major, students must also achieve a minimum GPA of
3.5 in all Hebrew courses and other courses required for the major.
David M. Jacobs, Advising Coordinator
B.A. Major Requirements
1. The major in history requires 36 hours, of which at least 24 must be at the 0100 level or more, including 12 at the 0200 and 0300 levels.
2. Courses are divided into 3 categories: a) Comparative, Global, and Third World; b) European; and c) US. Students must take a minimum of 2 whose predominant content is Third World, 2 whose predominant content is European, and 2 whose predominant content is US. Comparative and global courses can fulfill these requirements in whole or in part depending on their content. Students should work closely with departmental advisers in selecting their distributions.
3. Each major should take 4 courses that comprise an area of concentration based on some geographic or thematic intellectual rationale. The area of concentration should be defined in writing and approved by a departmental adviser, ideally at the start of the junior year and certainly no later than the start of the senior year.
4. Majors must take at least one writing seminar in their senior year (History W386 Writing Seminar in American History; W387 Writing Seminar in European History; or W388 Writing Seminar in Third World History) or History W397 Contemporary Theory and Practice of History.
5. History 0100 Introduction to History is not required of majors but is strongly recommended, especially if taken during the sophomore year. Students should enroll in History 0100 no later than the fall semester of their junior year.
The minor in history consists of 18 credits in history of which 6 may be numbered below 0100 and 6 must be numbered 0200 or above.
Distinction in History
To be eligible for a degree with distinction in history, a student must maintain a 3.5 GPA in history and a 3.25 cumulative GPA. In addition, the student must complete a suitable honors thesis under faculty supervision.
Phi Alpha Theta
Membership in the national History Honors Society is open to both history
majors and non-majors who have completed more than 12 credits in history
and achieved a history GPA of 3.25 and a cumulative GPA of 3.1.
INTELLECTUAL HERITAGE PROGRAM
Daniel Tompkins, Director
The Intellectual Heritage Program is a writing-intensive two-course sequence required as part of the University Core curriculum. Through encounters with some of the rich, complex, and historically significant texts that have shaped the culture we know in the United States today, students build reading, writing, and speaking skills and intellectual curiosity and engagement. Students become familiar with some of the key concepts and moments in Western and other intellectual traditions.
Intellectual Heritage is required of all entering undergraduate students.
Satisfactory completion of the Core Composition requirement is prerequisite
to IH X051. IH X051 is prerequisite to IH X052. Honors sections are offered
as IH X091 and X092, respectively.
Mariquita G. Noris, Adviser
B.A. Major Requirements
Prerequisites: Italian 0051, 0052 or equivalent placement, with a minimum
grade of C.
Students may earn a minor in Italian by completing six courses above Italian 0051, for a minimum total of 18 credit hours.
Special Foreign Language Certificate in Italian
Students may earn a Foreign Language Certificate in Italian by completing 20 credit hours in the following sequence.
Italian 0051 - Elements I
Distinction in Major
To be considered for Distinction in Major in Italian, students must: (1) complete the requirements for the concentration in Italian with a GPA of at least 3.50; (2) have an overall GPA of at least 3.25; (3) be recommended to the Chair of the Department by the Italian faculty adviser.
Students declaring a major or a minor in Italian are permitted and encouraged to study abroad. Temple has its own campus in Rome which offers courses in a variety of fields, including art, architecture, and international business. Each semester students from Temple and other universities study in Rome.
Laura Levitt, Director
Jewish Studies is an interdisciplinary field that allows students to sample courses across the liberal arts curriculum at Temple University. Central to Jewish Studies is an examination of the history, beliefs, customs, practices and languages of the Jewish people throughout the world from the beginnings of recorded history to the present day.
B.A. Major Requirements
Jewish Studies majors may graduate with distinction if they have a GPA of 3.5 or better in the major, and a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better, and a grade of 3.5 or better in the capstone course (W342: Individual research project with a specific faculty member. Intended for majors in the final semester of coursework).
Subtracks with Concentrations in History or Religion
Interested students should consult with a Jewish Studies adviser to plan an individual program of study.
LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES
Rosario Espinal, Director
The Latin American Studies Center offers three academic programs for undergraduates: the Latin American Studies Major, the Latin American Studies Minor, and the Latin American Studies Semester (LASS).
B.A. Major Requirements
12 courses (36 semester hours) distributed as follows:
To obtain a minor in Latin American Studies, students must complete six courses (18 credits) in Latin American Studies. C050 (3 credits) or the LASS program (6 credits) is required to obtain the minor. Other courses must be taken at the 0100 level or higher. Students must also demonstrate a reading knowledge and speaking facility of Spanish or Portuguese either by taking a Spanish or Portuguese course numbered 0100 or above, by completing the LASS program, or by examination.
Latin American Studies Semester (LASS)
The Latin American Studies Semester (LASS) is offered each spring semester for a total of 15 hours of undergraduate credit. LASS provides a total immersion experience in the study of the Spanish language and Latin America. Students who participate in LASS, even if they are absolute beginners in the language, develop considerable fluency in Spanish in only one semester of concentrated study.
LASS students not only take an intensive Spanish language instruction, but they also take special courses on Latin America taught in Spanish.
A trip to a Latin American country during the spring recess is a major
feature of LASS. For the past several years, LASS has traveled to Merida
in the Yucatan region of Mexico. During the trip, students have the opportunity
to live with local families, to use their developing language skills,
and to experience Latin America firsthand.
Janet M. Yamron, Adviser
B.A. Major Requirements
All students who plan to enter the College of Liberal Arts for the music major (non-performing) curriculum must pass a Theory Entrance Examination before enrolling in the program. Contact Linda White, at the College of Music (215-204-8598), to arrange for the examination. Applications are processed by the College of Music.
The curriculum for music majors will generally be the following requirements:
Total: 123 credits needed for graduation.
*One additional course in Humanities 0100-0399 required; two Social/Natural Sciences or Mathematics 0100-0399 required.
Students with a major in music must take at least 60 semester hours in CLA courses.
Courses taken in the major count toward the requirement to take 45 semester hours in upper-level courses.
A minor in music consists of a minimum of 21 semester hours. Students wishing to minor in music must successfully complete Music Studies 0041 and C143. The remaining 16 credits may be chosen in the following distribution:
Regina Bannan, Director
Organizational Studies is a major designed for the adult student who wants to complete a bachelor's degree. Recently developed by Temple faculty, it is an innovative liberal arts degree with a business focus, building competencies in communications and technology as well as in critical thinking. Its intellectual center is the study of organizations in a social science framework, and it provides information about the workplace of the present and the future. Five foundation courses begin this interdisciplinary major, which can be completed by taking one of a wide range of courses to fulfill each of its advanced requirements, concluding with a research/writing capstone.
The delivery of Organizational Studies is also innovative. Temple courses can be taken online as well as in traditional classrooms at University campuses and at three community colleges: Bucks, Delaware, and Montgomery (Pottstown), and at workplaces of cooperating employers. Temple considers a student of 22 years of age or older to be an adult student, and accommodates the application process for them.
All students must complete five major foundation courses, one from each category:
HRA 0083--Organization & Management
ECON C050--Introduction to the Economy or ECON C051--Macroeconomic Principles or ECON C052-- Microeconomic Principles
PSYCH C050--Psychology as a Social Science
CIS C055--Computers and Applications
ANTHRO C061--Cultures of the World or SOC C050--Introduction to Sociology
All students must complete six advanced courses, one from each category:
Advanced Behavioral Science
ANTHRO 0211--Anthropology and Culture ChangeAdvanced Communications
BTMM W312--Organizational Communications SystemsAdvanced Business & Economics
ECON 0272--Women in the EconomyTools of Inquiry
PSYCH 0122--Inferential Methods for PsychologyTechnology
BTMM 0150--Introduction to CybermediaAdvanced Topics
AMST 0100--topics in American Culture, depending on topicAll students must complete one writing-intensive research course:
PSYCH W274--Research Methods in Social/Organizational Psychology
Richard Shusterman, Chair
The Philosophy Department offers a B.A. degree program. The program is designed to provide a solid foundation for various professions in business, government, and professional schools (such as law), as well as an excellent background for the further study of philosophy.
or 0191 Introduction to Philosophy
or C050 Philosophical Challenges to the Individual
or 0226 Classics in Moral Philosophy
or 0293 Pre-Law Tutorial
or 0294 Pre-Med Tutorial
To minor in philosophy, a minimum of 18 semester hours must be completed including:
Joseph Schwartz, Chair
The Department of Political Science offers a B.A. degree in a major designed to have two essential purposes. The first, reflected in the three required courses, is to expose the student to the principal intellectual concerns and sub-fields of the discipline. These include the subjects of American, comparative or international politics, and the distinctive intellectual orientations of political philosophy.
The second purpose of major requirements is then to allow students considerable flexibility to pursue subjects of their choice in more advanced courses in political science. In addition to the sub-fields named above, they may also take courses in public policy and urban politics.
The requirement for the political science major is 10 courses or 30 s.h. in political science including three required courses: Political Science C051 (American Political System), Political Science C052 (Foreign Governments and Politics) or Political Science C053 (International Politics), and Political Science W101 (Political Philosophy) which fulfills the department's capstone writing requirement. The additional seven political science courses may be selected from any of the total political science offerings numbered 0103 or above. Not more than two supervision-type courses (internships and independent study) may count toward the seven elective courses, and these include P.S. 0371, 0372, 0373, 0382, 0383, and 0384.
Students can specialize in their programs by concentrating their course work in one of the following six areas: American politics, comparative politics, international politics, political theory, public policy, and urban politics.
Students may earn a minor in political science by completing six s.h. of political science from C051, C052 or C053, W101, and 12 s.h. of political science at the level of courses numbered 0103 or above, for a total of 18 s.h.
Distinction in Major: Honors Program
The Honors Program in Political Science is open to departmental majors who exhibit particular promise in their field. The program enables majors to study in small, participatory seminars and to develop the analytic and research skills necessary for graduate or professional school and for careers in political research. Offerings rotate among faculty members and consist of advanced topics in one of the major fields of political science (international relations, American politics, political theory, comparative politics, and public policy).
Completion of the Distinction in Major Program involves taking two of the four honors seminars offered to juniors and seniors: PS 0291, 0292, 0391, and 0392. Listings of the specific seminar offerings and instructors for the next two years are available during each spring priority registration. Prerequisites are a 3.2 cumulative average, a 3.3 average in political science, completion of two of the three required political science courses, and admission by the departmental Honors Coordinator. Students may apply to the Honors Coordinator for admission beginning the spring of their sophomore year (for the fall junior semester). While applications will be accepted as late as spring of the junior year (in order to take the two senior honors seminars), earlier admission insures a wider choice of seminar offerings over the course of a student's junior and senior year in the program. The two Honors classes count toward elective credit in the major.
Joint Certificate in Political Economy
This is a joint program of the Department of Economics and the Department of Political Science leading to a certificate of specialization in political economy. The purpose of the political economy program is to provide undergraduate students with the opportunity to study more intensely the relationship between the political and economic spheres of society. The program is based on the belief that a focused examination of this relationship provides us with a better understanding of several social phenomena: public policy choices and the policymaking process, how government actions affect the process of economic change and vice versa.
The program is open to all matriculated undergraduate students. Applicants need not be declared majors in either economics or political science. The political economy program provides an excellent preparation for graduate study in the social sciences and for the study of law.
The program and its requirements are described in full in the "Intercollegial Programs" section of this Bulletin.
Experiential Learning in Political Science
The Political Science department offers a special 6 s.h. course every semester combining an academic seminar (for 3 s.h.) with an internship in a setting relevant to the subject matter of the course (for an additional 3 s.h.). The department's internship coordinator makes internship placements, and admission to these courses is strictly by application. While particular admissions requirements differ for each specific course, students generally must have good academic standing, have completed the required introductory level courses in political science, and be at least second semester sophomores. Preference is generally given to students closest to graduation because of the contacts made through the internship that can lead to job prospects. Recent offerings include Campaign 2000, Law and Society, and The Politics of Poverty, and are publicized each semester.
Five-year Master's Program
Political Science majors can graduate with both the bachelor's and master's
degrees in five years. Students in their junior year may apply for admission to
the M.A. program if they have a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA and 1100 on the GRE
Verbal and Quantitative Examinations. As seniors, they will take two graduate
Core courses for undergraduate credit and complete their undergraduate
requirements. This is followed by 24 s.h. of graduate courses and Comprehensive
Examinations. Students should contact the Graduate Chair for admission
procedures and current program information.
B.A. Major Requirements
35 semester hours in Psychology.
Courses required: Psychology C050 (Psychology as a Social Science), 0051 (Psychology as a Natural Science), C067 (Foundations in Statistical Methods) or equivalent, 0122 (Inferential Methods in Psychology), and either Biology C071 (Human Biology), Biology C083 (General Biology), Chemistry C071/C073 (General Chemistry), or Physics C085 (General Physics).
Further requirements include two courses from Group I, two courses from Group II, two courses from Group III -- one from A and one from B, and one course from Group IV.
Group I/Prerequisite: Psychology C050
0131 Developmental Psychology
Group II/Prerequisites: (See Undergraduate Course Description for
Group III/Prerequisites: Psychology 0051, 0122, and courses shown in parentheses.
Successful completion of prerequisite courses is necessary to register for Group III courses. Group III courses will not be counted towards graduation unless prerequisites have been completed. Any exceptions concerning prerequisites require written permission.
W270 Series: Research Methods.
Group IV/Prerequisites: Completion of the requirements in Groups I and II.
0315 History and Systems
Honors in Psychology
The Psychology Honors program allows students to do independent research and seminar work in each of their last three semesters under the Psychology 0391-0394 sequence. Application is made in the first semester of the junior year. An overall GPA of 3.5 is required. The Psychology 0391 through 0394 sequence replaces one of the Group II courses and Psychology 0328 is also required for the Honors program.
22 semester hours in Psychology.
Courses required: Psychology C050 (Psychology as a Social Science), 0051 (Psychology as a Natural Science), C067 (Foundations in Statistical Methods) or equivalent, and 0122 (Inferential Methods in Psychology).
Further requirements include one course from Group I, one course from Group II, and one course from Group III - from either A or B. Please see description of concentration requirements for lists of courses in each group.
Minor in Cognitive Neuroscience
Cognitive neuroscience focuses on a fundamental mystery of science: how the mind arises from the brain. Students in the College of Liberal Arts, as well as students in other colleges and schools, may choose to minor in this emerging, interdisciplinary field.
Interested students should fill out a form of declaration at the Academic Advising Center, Sullivan Hall, after accumulating 60 credit hours.
Course Requirements for Cognitive Neuroscience Minor
Core Course: Psychology 0104, Introduction to Cognitive Neuroscience (3 s.h.)
Required Disciplinary Core Courses (7 s.h.), Psychology 0108, Cognition (3 s.h.) (Prerequisite: Psychology 0051), Communication Sciences 0235, Human Neuroscience (4 s.h.)
Elective Courses (choose 3 for 9 s.h.) Biology 0352, Neurobiology (3 s.h.) (Requires permission of instructor), Biology 0356, Origin and Development of the Nervous system (3 s.h.) (Prerequisite: Biology 0204 or permission of instructor), English 0111/Communication Science 0108, Introduction to Linguistics (3 s.h.) Philosophy 0144, Philosophy of Mind (3 s.h.) Psychology 0327/0329, Topics in Psychology (3 s.h.) Psychology 0290, Independent Study in Cognitive Neuroscience (3 s.h.) (Prerequisites: Psychology C067, 0122)
Note: Students majoring in a given discipline can "double count" no more than two classes towards both their major and their minor. Thus, if a student majoring in Psychology were to count Psychology 0104 and 0108 toward both their major and minor, and if they elected to take Psych 0327 or Psych 0329 for their minor, they would be required to take another 300 level course for their major.
Vasiliki Limberis, Adviser
Religion is a pervasive, powerful, multifaceted, and enduring dimension of human experience. Religions have shaped complex cultures and countless individual lives. They are influential in the world today and will continue to be so in the future. The academic study of religion is multidisciplinary, drawing upon approaches from history, literary studies, philosophy, and the social sciences. It is multicultural, exploring the beliefs, practices, and development of particular religious communities in many different cultures. The Temple Religion Department is one of the most diverse in the university, with faculty members and students of many different religious traditions, cultures, and academic and personal perspectives. The richness of religious and cultural life in Philadelphia and the region provides a valuable context for the study of religion and of religious traditions and communities.
The Bachelor of Arts in Religion is a solid liberal arts degree, providing graduates with the knowledge base and the intellectual, communication, and interpersonal skills essential to success in any career. More specifically, knowledge of religion -- and the ability to think clearly and communicate effectively about it -- is valuable in fields that involve public affairs, international and cross-cultural relations, religious issues or groups, or interaction with diverse individuals and populations. While it provides insights into the role of religion in personal, group, and societal identity and conflict, studying religion does not require any particular religious background or commitment.
The concentrations within the major differ only in emphasis. Religion and Public Life prepares students for careers in law, public policy, human and social services, and medicine and healthcare. Religions in a Global Context is of special value to those looking toward careers in the international arena or involving religious diversity. Both concentrations are also excellent preparation for graduate work in religious studies, law, medicine, the humanities and the social sciences.
B.A. Major Requirements
To achieve the objectives of the Department, a major program in Religion has the following components:
Transfer students: No more than five religion courses taken at other institutions may be accepted for the major. The Director of Undergraduate Studies must determine that these courses meet the standards of the Department of Religion.
Religion and Public Life provides opportunities to explore and examine in depth the various dimensions and issues of public life that stem from religious beliefs, behaviors, and institutional legacies. By investigating the religious dimensions of a range of challenging issues, the student gains an awareness of the dilemmas and prospects religion offers to contemporary society.
C054 Religion and SocietyReligions in a Global Context provides opportunities to explore and examine in depth a variety of religious traditions. While investigating the philosophies, practices, history, and cultural implications of those traditions, the student gains insight into religion as a cross-cultural dimension of human experience.
0106/W106 Religions of IndiaMinor Requirements
A minor in Religion has the same objectives and offers the same kinds of opportunities for learning as the major, in a program designed for students concentrating in another academic field. It consists of:
Two of these introductory Religion courses:
While a concentration is not required for the minor, students may choose
Minor in Jewish Studies
Language: Hebrew 0061 or its equivalent in fluency approved by a faculty adviser.
Coursework: Seven courses drawn from the Jewish Studies curriculum, including one introductory course (JS 0110-0122), one course in religion, one in history, and one in Hebrew language or literature.
Distinction in Major in Religion
Students who wish to be admitted to Distinction in Major in Religion in either their junior or senior year must have an overall GPA of 3.00 in their first two or three years of study in CLA and an average of 3.50 in religion courses, or they must have successfully completed the first two years of the College Honors Program. For graduation with Distinction in Major, an overall GPA of 3.25 is required with 3.5 in Religion. Consult the departmental adviser for further guidelines.
Maria Swiecicka-Ziemianek, Adviser
B.A. Major in Russian Requirements
Prerequisites: Russian 0051, 0052
Ten courses (30 credits), including Russian C061, 0062, 0149 or 0150, Russian W231-0232, Russian 0225 or 0226 and four courses at the 300 level. All courses must be selected with the approval of the adviser.
A minor in Russian consists of a minimum of 18 credits.
C061 Intermediate Russian I 3 s.h.
One course in Russian 0225 or 0226, or one course on the 300 level.
Total 18 s.h.
* If students test out of 0051-0052, 0061-0062, they are requested to take courses on the 100, 200, or 300 level to equal a minimum of the total number of credits required.
Special Foreign Language Certificate in Russian*.
Russian 0051 - Beginning I 4 s.h. Russian 0052 - Beginning II 4 s.h. Russian C061 - Intermediate I 3 s.h. Russian 0062 - Intermediate II 3 s.h. Russian 0120 - Russian for Business and Travel 3 s.h.
One of the following: Russian W231 (Composition and Conversation) or Russian 0232 (Culture and Civilization), or an upper-level course approved by the program director.
* If students test out of 0051-0052, C061-0062, they are requested to take courses on the 0100, 0200, or 0300 level to equal a minimum of the total number of credits required.
Honors in Russian
To be considered for Honors in Russian, students must: (1) be recommended
to the Chair of the Department by the Russian faculty adviser; (2) complete
the requirements for the concentration in Russian with a GPA of at least
3.50; (3) have an overall GPA of at least 3:25.
B.A. Major Requirements
The following requirements apply to freshmen and transfer students entering in fall, 1988 and later.
A minimum of 11 full courses in sociology, including:
One of the following two introductory courses:
C050/X050 Introduction to Sociology (Core course)
Each of the three courses listed below:
0201 Statistical Methods in Sociology
One of the following advanced method courses:
0301 Doing Sociological Fieldwork
One of the following writing-intensive capstone courses:
W205 Sociology of Education
Two of the following research-intensive courses:
0209 Introduction to Population Studies: Demography
[By semester alternatives will be listed on the department's web-page prior to registration.]
Two other sociology courses at the 0200 level and above.
One other sociology course at any level.
Two social science courses at the 0100 level and above selected from a department other than Sociology.
The department regularly offers research intensive courses and a community research practicum that give students applied experience in data collection, analysis, and reporting. Additionally, in cooperation with the College of Allied Health Professions, the department offers a health track for sociology majors who are interested in working in the health care industry. Finally, students can participate in independent study and internship courses under the sponsorship of a sociology faculty member. Internships are specifically designed to have students apply a sociological perspective and research methodologies in a business, social, or community organization. Through required and elective courses, the sociology major has been structured to prepare students for professional employment and graduate study.
To obtain a minor in sociology, students must complete 18 hours of courses in sociology. Sociology C050/X050 or C051/X051 is required. Of the remaining 15 hours, 12 must be at the 0200 level or higher.
Health Track in Sociology
Gretchen Condran, Adviser
The Health Track in the Department of Sociology is a concentration of courses for majors in sociology who have special interest in medical sociology. The track is excellent preparation for students preparing for careers in medicine and the health care system, or in organizations carrying out research on health related topics. Pre-med students and others considering careers in Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Health Education, Health Administration and related fields are encouraged to explore this program.
The Health Track in Sociology will examine the practice of medicine and health care delivery, the place of the health-related professions and their role in shaping the larger society. Courses in this track will delineate the social contexts in which medical institutions are located, describe the nature of these institutions and the changes in them in response to policies relating to reimbursement, health insurance and managed care. Sociology majors in this track will develop skills in thinking critically about health care delivery systems. They will have experience in primary and evaluation research and will have the computer, statistical and analytic skills required to carry out and assess such research.
One of the following courses:
Each of the courses listed below:
One of the following advanced methods courses:
Two sociology courses from the following list of research intensive courses:
One of the following writing intensive courses:
Two additional Sociology courses at the 0200 level which might include:
One other Sociology course which might include:
Two courses at the 0100 level or above from the following list:
*Students in the Health Track must complete at least four of the starred sociology courses above in fulfilling their degree requirements.
Distinction in Major
To receive Distinction in Sociology, a student must receive, at a minimum, a
GPA of 3.5 in the combined aggregate of all courses required for the Sociology
major, as well as an average of 3.25 in all other courses.
SPANISH AND PORTUGUESE
Montserrat Piera, Spanish and Portuguese Adviser
B.A. in Spanish Major Requirements
A student has three options within a major in Spanish:
For options I and II, students must complete Spanish C061 (Intermediate Spanish) or the equivalent. For option III, students must complete Spanish 0052 or the equivalent.
Students selecting the Spanish major must achieve competence in Spanish language skills in conjunction with qualification as outlined in Major Options I, II, or III below. Spanish W215 (the capstone course) is a requirement of all majors, and a prerequisite for all 0300 level courses.
MAJOR OPTION I: (Language, Literature and/or Linguistics)
This option is designed for students who wish to develop advanced language skills in the study of (1) Latin American Literature, (2) Peninsular Literature, and/or (3) Linguistics. To complete this option a total of 10 courses is required. A maximum of 7 courses may be taken at the 0100 and 0200 levels and, of these, no more than 3 may be 0100 level courses. Two Portuguese courses may be taken to substitute for one of the required 0100 or 0200 level Spanish courses. A minimum of 3 courses must be taken at the 0300 level.
MAJOR OPTION II: Language and Professional Studies
This option is designed for students who wish to develop language and professional skills as well as an awareness of Hispanic culture. To complete this option a total of 10 courses is required. A maximum of 8 courses may be taken at the 0100 and 0200 levels; no more than three may be from the 0100 level. Three business and translation courses are required at the 0200 level as well as one of the following: 0240, 0241. Two Portuguese courses may be taken to substitute for one required 0100 or 0200 level Spanish course. A minimum of two courses must be taken at the 0300 level.
MAJOR OPTION III: Spanish for Education
This option includes the Spanish-language courses required for certification
in Spanish for Secondary Education in the School of Education at Temple, and
satisfies the requirements for the Spanish major in the College of
Distinction in Spanish
Distinction in Spanish is awarded to majors who graduate with a 3.75 in their Spanish courses and an overall GPA of at least 3.25.
Minor in Spanish
Prerequisite: Students must complete C061 (Intermediate Spanish) or the equivalent.
Course requirements: Complete a total of six Spanish courses at the 0100 level or higher. A maximum of three courses may be taken at the 0100 level. A minimum of three courses must be taken at the 0200 level or higher. All literature and linguistics courses at the 0300 level may be used.
Minor in Portuguese
Portuguese 0051 and 0052 (8 s.h.) with the remaining 12 s.h. in Portuguese intermediate or advanced courses. Two Portuguese courses must be at the 0300 level. (A student may substitute intermediate or advanced level courses for the beginning 0051 and 0 052.)
Certificate of Specialization in Multilingual Business and Government Studies
The Department offers a 54 hour program leading to a B.A. degree with an additional specialization in Multilingual Business and Government Studies. The program is designed for students who plan careers as interpreters and translators, employment in government agencies, or a career in business with firms that have import/export activities in Latin America. It consists of courses in the Spanish language, Business Spanish, Translation Skills, Business Administration and Economics, Political Science, and Latin American Studies.
The program is open to all students; applicants need not be Spanish majors and no background in business subjects is required. While these courses are normally taken within the 123 hours required for the B.A. degree in the College of Liberal Arts, the program is open to students in all colleges of the University. Students from most colleges who have the proper background can usually complete the program with careful schedule planning and use of electives.
A cumulative University average of 2.80 must be maintained. A maximum of 20 hours of transfer equivalency will be accepted. Students interested in the program should contact the Director of the Multilingual Business and Government Studies Program in the Spanish and Portuguese Department, 4th Floor, Anderson Hall (215-204-1701).
Certificate of Specialization in Spanish
A Certificate of Specialization in Spanish is also available. The certificate requires completion of six courses, beginning with Basic Spanish and advancing to more specialized study of Spanish designed to enhance career opportunities in business, communication, government and social service. See your adviser or contact the Department for more information.
Certificate of Specialization in Spanish and Latin American Studies for Business
This interdisciplinary certificate is designed to allow Temple students in business-related programs to develop skills and knowledge in two complementary areas so that they may compete more successfully in this growing job market.
The combination of courses in this certificate program is designed to make participants especially qualified to provide health and human services to members of the Latino community.
Two courses in Latin American Studies at Temple, including
C050--Perspectives on Latin America or 0100--LASS**Latin American Studies Semester Certificate and Program
Each Spring Semester the Spanish and Portuguese Department in conjunction with the Latin American Studies Center offers a 15-subject-hour immersion program in Latin American Studies and Spanish. The Program (LASS) combines 9 hours of intensive Spanish with 6 hours of study focusing on geography, history and culture in Latin America, and includes a two week trip to Mexico. Successful completion of the Program is awarded with a certificate of participation. Applications for LASS are received during October and November for the following spring. For information contact the Director of Latin American Studies (215-204-7527) or the Chair of Spanish and Portuguese (215-204-8285).
Summer Abroad in Spain: Spanish Language and Culture
Temple University offers a summer program in Girona, Spain, which provides students with the opportunity to learn the Spanish language while being immersed in that country's unique and diverse culture. The duration of the program is of 6 weeks and students can enroll for a total of six credits. For further information, contact Dr. Montserrat Piera at the Department of Spanish and Portuguese or the Office of International Programs at Temple University.
Junior Year and/or Summer School Abroad
Students declaring concentration in the department may, under certain conditions, spend the junior year studying abroad. Application for permission to study abroad may be made during the second semester of the sophomore year. Only well-qualified students may be granted credit from Temple University after submitting proper credentials for established foreign study programs at institutions approved by the Department.
Rebecca Alpert, Advising Coordinator
An interdisciplinary field, Women's Studies allows students to sample courses across the liberal arts curriculum, and in selected other colleges of Temple University. At the core of Women's Studies is an examination of the social, historical, and cultural roots of gender inequality and gender identity.
B.A. Major Requirements
Students must complete a total of 12 courses, three of which must be Women's Studies X051 or X091 (Introduction to Women's Studies); WS 0299, a field placement course which gives students the chance to enter a public or private agency whose mission includes women's advocacy; and the capstone course, W363, or 0393 (Feminist Theory). Of the nine remaining required courses, at least six courses must be Women's Studies courses, and the rest may be cognate courses. Majors must also choose to focus on social science or humanities. At least four W.S. and two cognate courses must be in the chosen track. See Undergraduate Course Descriptions.
A minor is achieved by successfully completing seven courses, one of which must be Women's Studies X051 or X091 (Introduction to Women's Studies) and four of which must be Women's Studies courses. Cross-college minors are permitted.
Certificate of Specialization
Designed for students outside the College of Liberal Arts who want to pursue a women's studies oriented career. Requirements for the certificate are:
This category includes all courses designated Women's Studies, courses cross-listed with Women's Studies, and selected courses in other departments: Anthropology 0255 (Sex Roles in Cross-Cultural Perspectives), Sociology 0247 (Sociology of Sex Roles), and Health Ed. 0310 (Women's Health Issues). A semester-by-semester list of these courses is prepared by the Women's Studies Director.
Courses are counted for cognate credit at the discretion of the Women's Studies Director and the advisory Council. For a list of these courses, see Departmental Adviser.
Distinction in Major
Women's Studies students may graduate with a distinction in the major if they have a GPA of 3.5 or better in the major, a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better, and successfully complete an honors thesis (minimum 4 credits) under the supervision of a faculty member from Women's Studies.
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