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Intercollegial Programs
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Goals and Objectives

Intercollegial programs at Temple include a national honor society and a growing number of interdisciplinary academic programs that involve students and departments in more than one of the University's schools and colleges.  These programs provide students with opportunities to cross the boundaries of traditional academic disciplines, combine a variety of  perspectives, and take advantage of faculty expertise in different departments and colleges.  They are designed to accommodate students' interests and prepare students for success in a variety of career fields. The schools and colleges collaborating in these societies and programs are indicated in each description. Each colleges' degree requirements are described in the college sections of this Bulletin.  Students should consult  the contact person for an intercollegial society or program for more information about both collegial policies and requirements and the society or program itself.

Special Programs

Phi Beta Kappa

Membership in the society is open only to students enrolled in the College of Liberal Arts and the College of Science and Technology. Eligibility for membership is considered each Spring. At this time, juniors and seniors who are candidates for the B.A. or B.S. degree are eligible for consideration if their undergraduate record fulfills the following minimum requirements:

  1. The candidate shall be majoring in a department or program in those colleges and be taking a course program expected to include not less than 95 hours of letter graded liberal arts and sciences courses (including courses transferred to Temple as arts and sciences courses) among the hours required for the B.A. or B.S. degree.
  2. During the semester in which eligibility is considered, 
    1. The candidate must either have completed or be in the process of completing 60 semester hours of courses in CLA or CST at Temple University (Students transferring to Temple from a college housing a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa will have CLA or CST equivalent courses counted as if they were taken at Temple); 
    2. The candidate must have taken 12 semester hours per semester for at least 4 semesters that may include the current semester and/or two consecutive summer sessions;
    3. The candidate must have completed or be enrolled in 2 full-time semesters at one of the Philadelphia campuses of the University.
  3. For election as a junior, the candidate shall have completed not less than 75 nor more than 89 semester hours of college work. The caliber of the candidate's work should be of exceptional distinction, including, for all graded work in CLA/CST courses, a GPA of at least 3.80. The minimum CLA/CST GPA needed for a candidate to be considered for election as a senior is 3.50. Candidates who have achieved this minimum CLA/CST GPA at Temple and who have transferred to Temple 30 or more semester hours of course work, will have their CLA/CST GPA recalculated to include grades received at the transfer institution(s) in liberal arts and sciences equivalent courses.
  4. Candidates shall have demonstrated a knowledge of mathematics and of a foreign language at least minimally appropriate for a liberal education. Candidates shall have completed at least one college level mathematics course. (This would include only courses in the Mathematics Department numbered 55 or above or Statistics 11 and 12.) Candidates shall also have completed at least one semester of a foreign language at the second year level. At Temple, this generally means completion of a foreign language course numbered 61 or above that was taught in the foreign language. (Courses taught primarily in English do not fulfill the requirement.) Students for whom English is a second language will be exempted from this requirement, provided that a notation to this effect appears on the "events" screen of the student's DARS document. It is the student's responsibility to make sure that this notation is made prior to the semester in which eligibility will be considered.

  5. Weight shall be given to the breadth of the program of each candidate as shown by the number, variety, and level of CLA/CST courses taken outside the major. (Generally, breadth is indicated by two upper level courses taken outside the division of the major.) Weight shall also be given to the balance and proportion in the candidate's degree program as a whole.

Faculty Officers of Phi Beta Kappa:

Carolyn Adams (Geography and Urban Studies)

Robert Caserio (English)

Frank Thornton (Mathematics)

Program Descriptions



Carolyn Kitch, Director



The American Culture and Media Arts Program is a joint major between the School of Communications and Theater and the American Studies Program in the College of Liberal Arts.  The major is a response to the fact that mediated culture - film, television, radio, photography, print journalism - has come to dominate the experience of Americans, while at the same time American values and traditions inform our creation and reception of the media.

Students in the program take coursework in both CLA and SCAT.  Those classes provide a foundation for critical awareness as well as preparation for a variety of media-related careers, including:  research positions in film and video production; archival and library positions in media institutions; public relations jobs in media; museum research positions supporting exhibitions and media; and writing about media for publications.

36 credits are required for the major.


FMA 0102      The Production of Media Culture                 3 s.h.
JPRA C055     Introduction to Mass Media                        3 s.h.

At least five courses from the following list:
FMA Courses:
FMA X155      Introduction to Film and Video Analysis     3 s.h.
FMA 0202       Production of Research & Development   4 s.h.
FMA 0203       Theories of  Media Culture                       4 s.h.
FMA W360      History of  Documentary                         4 s.h.
FMA W368      History of Narrative Film                         4 s.h.

JPRA Courses (all 3 s.h.)
JPRA 0060       Introduction to Visual Communication 
JPRA 0222       Introduction to Magazines 
JPRA 0226       Introduction to Advertising 
JPRA 0320       Race and Racism in the News 
JPRA 0335       History of Journalism 
JPRA 0352       Gender and American Mass Media 
                         (Cross Listed with AS 0127)

At least five courses from the following list:
American Studies Courses  (all 3 s.h.)
AS  0102             Technology and American Culture 
AS  0103             American Places:  Home, City, Region 
AS  0104             The Arts in America 
AS  0105             Ideal America:  Reform, Revolution and Utopia 
AS  0108             Immigrant Experiences in America 
AS  R112            African American Experiences
AS  W118           American Women:  Vision & Revision
AS  0124             Political Protest and Culture in the 60s
AS  0125             Photography in America
AS  0126             Documentary Film and American Society
AS  0127             Mass Media and American Popular Culture
AS  0128             Philadelphia Neighborhoods
AS  R136            Asian American Experience
AS  W140           Radicalism in the U.S.

Senior Thesis or Fieldwork Option
This capstone course is to be taken either in SCAT or CLA and arranged with an ACMA-affiliated faculty member.


Robert J. Mason, Director
(215) 204-5918


Students will be equipped with the scholarly background and intellectual
skills to understand a wide range of pressing environmental issues, and
they will come to appreciate the physical, economic, political, demographic, and ethical factors that define those issues. Among the many environmental problems central to our program are groundwater contamination, suburban sprawl, river basin management, environmental justice, and the greening of abandoned urban spaces.

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.

B.A. Requirements 
Prerequisites s.h.
Math C055 - College Math 3
Geology C050 - Introduction to Geology 
Economics C051/C052 - Macro/Micro Economics
Total Prerequisites 13 
Envt. St./Geog. & Urban Studies C050 - Environment & Society
Biology C083 - General Biology
Biology C084 - General Biology 4

Geology C081- Environmental Resources (Prereq. Geol. C050)


Envt. St./Geog. & Urban Studies C052 - The Physical Environment (Prereq. Geol. C050)


Math CO67 - Elements of Statistics (Prereq. Math C055)


Statistics C021 Statistical Methods & Concepts (Prereq. Math C055)

Economics 255/W255 - Energy, Ecology, & Economy (Prereq. Econ. C051 & C052)
Environmental Studies W300 - Senior Research Seminar
Total Core 24 

Electives for the B.A. 
In addition to the required courses and their prerequisites, B.A. majors must take five (5) courses from the list of approved electives. One of these courses must be a policy course and one must be from the natural sciences.
 B.S. Requirements
Prerequisites s.h.
Geology C050 - Introduction to Geology
Chemistry C071/C072 - General Chemistry 8
Chemistry 0121 - Organic Chemistry 4
Economics C052 - Micro Economics

Math C075/0076 - Calculus


C085/0086 Calculus


Total Prerequisite 27 
Envt. St./Geog. and Urban Studies C050 - Environment and Society
Biology 0103 - Introduction to Biology (w/lab)
Biology 0104 - Introduction to Biology (w/lab)
Biology 0227 - Principles of Ecology (Prereq. Bio. 103/104)  4
Geology 0210 - Hydrology 4
Envt. St./Geog. and Urban Studies C052 - The Physical Environment (Prereq. Geol. C050)
Statistics C021-Statistical Methods and Concepts (Prereq. Math C055, C075, or C085)
Economics 255/W255 - Energy, Ecology, and Economy (Prereq. Econ. C052) 
Environmental Studies W300 - Senior Research Seminar
Total Core 32

Electives for the B.S.
In addition to the required courses and their prerequisites, B.S. majors must take four (4) courses from the list of approved electives. One of these courses must be a policy course and an additional one must be from the social sciences.  Because Biology 0227 and Geology 0210 are required for the B.S., they cannot be double -counted as electives.
 Requirements for the Minor
Envt. St./Geog. and Urban Studies C050 - Environment and Society
ONE of the following:
Biology 0227 - Principles of Ecology 
(Prereq. Bio. 0103/0104)
Geology 0210 - Hydrology (Prereq. Geol. C050) 4
Envt. St./Geog. and Urban Studies 262- Fundamentals Geographic Information Systems  (Prereq. GUS C052 or permission)
Economics 0255/ W255 - Energy, Ecology, and Economy (Prereq. Econ. 51 & 52) 3
One policy course from list of approved electives
Three additional topics courses from list of approved electives 9-12
 Total for Minor 18-22 


List of Environmental Studies Electives

Policy electives

Envt. St. 0205/Anthropology 0205 - Heritage Management in Archaeology
Economics 0246 - Public Finance
Economics 0248 - Economics of State and Local Government
Economics 0281 - Government Regulation of Business
Envt.. Engineering Technology 0316 - Environmental Regulations
Envt. St. 0225 - Environmental Law and Regulation
Envt. St. 0250/Geography & Urban St. 0250 -Environmental Policy Issues
Envt. St. 0152/Political Science 0152 - U.S. Environmental Policy
Envt. St.0265/Political Science 0265 - International Environmental Policy

Topics electives

Envt. St. 0220/Anthropology 0220 - Environmental Physiology
Envt. St. 0222/Anthropology 0222 - Economic Anthropology
Envt. St. 0317/Anthropology 0317 - Seminar in Environmental Archaeology
Envt. St. 0320/Anthropology 0320 - Field Session in Archaeology
Envt. St. 0321/Anthropology 0321 - Methods in Archaeology
(Sediments, Soil, and Stratigraphy)
Envt. St. 0325/Anthropology 0325 - Biocultural Adaptations
Architecture 0172 - Introduction to Planning
Biology 0227 - Principles of Ecology (NOT a B.S. elective)
Biology 0236 - Freshwater Ecology
Biology 0237 - Marine Environments I
Biology 0238 - Marine Environments II
Biology 0245 - Marine Ecology
Biology 0316 - Tropical Marine Biology: Coral Reef Biology in Tropical Belize
Botany 0102 - Plant Ecology
Community and Regional Planning 0100 - Survey of Community and Regional Planning
Community and Regional Planning 0101 - Theory of Community and Regional Planning
Community and Regional Planning 0205 - Environmental/Site Planning
Envt. Engineering Tech. W312 - Industrial Hygiene and Safety
Envt. St. 0177/History 0177 - U.S. Enviornmental History
Envt. St. 0215/Geography and Urban St.0215 - Geographic Basis of Land Use Planning
Envt. St. 0238/Geography and Urban St. 0238
Asian St. 0238 - Environmental Problems in Asia
Envt. St. 0239/Geography and Urban Studies 0239 - Medical Geography
Envt. St. W252/Geography and Urban Studies W252 - Problems of Environmental Quality
Envt. St. 0254/Geography and Urban St. 0254 - Energy, Resources, and Conservation
Envt. St. 0256/Geography and Urban St. 0256 - Environment and Development
Envt. St. 0257/Geography and Urban St. 0257 - Hazards Geography
Envt. St. 0262/Geography and Urban St. 0262 - Fundamentals of Geographic Information 
Envt. St. 0280 - Special Topics in Environmental Studies
Envt. St. 0290 - Internship--Environmental Studies
Envt. St. 0295 - Independent Study--Environmental Geography
Geology 0210 - Hydrology
Geology 0211 - Facies Models
Geology 0261 - Introduction to Geochemistry 
Geology 0310 - Use of Micro-Computers in Geology: Remote Sensing
Geology W381/H381 - Environmental Seminar
Horticulture C236 - Soils
Horticulture 0310 - Landscape Management and Restoration
Horticulture 0318 - Sustainable Food Crops
Journalism 0350 - Health and Environmental Writing
Landscape Architecture 0206 - Environmental Land Planning
Landscape Architecture 0208 - Land Planning Studio
Landscape Architecture 0210 - Summer Field Ecology
Law X093 - Tobacco in America: From Pocahontas to Virginia Slim
Envt. St. W156/Philosophy W156 - Philosophical Perspectives on the Environment
Statistics 0278 - Statistics for Experiments

Affiliated Faculty for Environmental Science 

Carolyn T. Adams (Geography and Urban Studies) 
Lynne M. Andersson (Human Resource Administration) 
Raymond M. Ankney (Journalism, Public Relations, and Advertising) 
Julie Becker (Health Studies) 
Michel Boufadel (Civil and Environmental Engineering) 
Sanjoy Chakravorty (Geography and Urban Studies) 
Richard S. Cohen (Mechanical Engineering) 
Stephanie Cohen (Landscape Architecture and Horticulture) 
S. Edgar David (Landscape Architecture and Horticulture) 
Thomas J. Dean (Religion) 
Trevor Douglas (Chemistry) 
Charles E. Dyke (Philosophy) 
Jeffrey P. Featherstone (Center for Sustainable Communities) 
David E. Grandstaff (Geology) 
Clara Haignere (Health Studies) 
Terry Halbert (Legal Studies) 
Patricia K. Hansell (Anthropology) 
C. Jeffrey Hardwick (History) 
Pauline Hurley-Kurtz (Landscape Architecture and Horticulture) 
Robert L. Kidder (Sociology) 
Grant R. Krow (Chemistry) 
Baldev Lamba (Landscape Architecture and Horticulture) 
Valencia Libby (Landscape Architecture and Horticulture) 
Robert J. Mason (Geography and Urban Studies) 
Michele Masucci (Geography and Urban Studies) 
Richard L. Miller (Biology) 
Priscilla Murphy (Journalism, Public Relations, and Advertising) 
Stuart E. Neff (Biology) 
Jonathan Nyquist (Geology) 
Robert M. Patterson (Civil and Environmental Engineering) 
Anthony J. Ranere (Anthropology) 
James M. Rogers (Political Science) 
Rickie Sanders (Geography and Urban Studies) 
Robert W. Sanders (Biology) 
Elizabeth A. Sluzis (Landscape Architecture and Horticulture) 
Woollcott K. Smith (Statistics) 
John A. Sorrentino (Economics) 
Michael Stewart (Anthropology) 
Ralph B. Taylor (Criminal Justice) 
Dennis Terry (Geology) 
Laura Toran (Geology) 
Gene C. Ulmer (Geology) 
Morris J. Vogel (History) 
Charles A. Weitz (Anthropology) 
George C. Whiting (Landscape Architecture and Horticulture) 
William J. Young (Geography and Urban Studies) 
Gerald Zeitz (Human Resource Administration) 


This is a joint degree B.A. program offered by the Department of Mathematics and the Department of Economics. All courses must be passed with a grade of C- or better. 

Three semesters of calculus (Mathematics C085, 0086, or 0127. 

One semester of computer programming (Computer and Information Sciences C059 or C061 or C071). 


W141 Basic Mathematical Concepts 
0147 Linear Algebra 
0233 Introduction to Probability 
0234 Introduction to Mathematical Statistics 
0253 Numerical Analysis I 


C053 Economic Principles 
0201 Intermediate Economic Analysis - Microeconomics 
0202 Intermediate Economic Analysis - Macroeconomics 
0240 Mathematical Economics 
0241 Introduction to Econometrics 
0287 Managerial Economics 
W302 Economics Writing Seminar 

In addition to these courses, every major in Mathematical Economics must take two additional mathematics courses numbered 0200 or higher and one additional economics courses as approved by the adviser. (Mathematics 0227 and Economics 0283 cannot both be counted toward the major.)



William Lynn Holmes, Department of Economics 

Richard Deeg, Department of Political Science 

A joint program of the Department of Economics and the Department of Political Science leading to 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 policy making process, as well as a better understanding of how government actions affect the process of economic change and vice versa.

For these reasons the Political Science and Economics departments offer an interdisciplinary certificate in Political Economy.  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 consists of two components; required core courses at the lower-division level and elective courses at the upper-division level.

Core - All students must take the following core courses:

C051 (or H091) - Macroeconomic Principles
C052 (or H092) - Microeconomic Principles
C051 (or H091) - The American Political System
One of the following:
C052 (or H092) - Foreign Governments and Politics
C053 (or H093) - International Politics

Elective Courses 

All students must successfully complete (grade of C- or better) four courses from the following list.  Two of the four courses must be in economics, and two courses must be in political science.  Students should select courses that correspond to their own substantive interests and are encouraged to take cognate areas (e.g., if you choose international politics courses, also choose international economics courses).  Students should plan their schedules well in advance, since many courses are not offered each semester.


Econ 0217 - History of Economic Theory
Econ 0220 - Economics of Development and Growth
Econ 0244 - The Economics and Management of Privatization
Econ 0246 - Public Finance
Econ 0248 - Economics of State and Local Governments
Econ 0250 - International Trade
Econ 0251 - International Monetary Economics
Econ 0255 (or W255) - Energy, Ecology, and Economy
Econ 0262 (or W262) - Health Economics
Econ 0270 - Economics of Labor Markets
Econ 0272 - Women in the Economy
Econ 0279 - Public Control of Business: Antitrust
Econ 0281 - Government Regulation of Business
Econ 0282 - Economics of American Industry

Political Science

PS 0135 (or W135) - Urban Politics and Problems
PS 0141 - Politics of Inequality
PS 0145 - American State and Local Politics
PS 0150 - U.S. Public Policy Making
PS 0151 - Public Policy Analysis
PS 0152 - U.S. Environmental Policy
PS 0158 - Business and Public Policy
PS 0215 - Comparative Politics: Developing Nations
PS 0238 - East Asia and the United States
PS 0244 (or W244) - Politics of Modern Capitalism
PS 0261 - Globalization and World Politics 
PS 0265 - International Environmental Policy
PS 0273 - Marxism and Politics
PS 0276 - Democracy, Capitalism, and Socialism