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American Culture

Courses in American Culture introduce Temple students to the serious study of those aspects of our culture that are uniquely American. Some courses deal with American culture in general, while others focus on particular aspects of American life. A portion of all courses in this category is devoted to the unique experiences, achievements, and contributions of ethnic minorities and women in American life.

Requirement: One 3-credit course from this list.

Note: Core courses no longer offered by departments have been removed from this list, but students who took them will receive Core credit, as indicated in their DARS document. Questions about Core courses can be answered by the Office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Studies.

Course # Course Name Credits
African American Studies    
1268 African American History since 1900 3
American Studies    
1001 American Lives (cross-listed with Community & Regional Planning 1007) 3
1042 Work in America 3
1901 Honors American Lives 3
2901 Honors Quest for the American Dream 3
1064 American Culture 3
Community and Regional Planning    
1007 People and Places (cross-listed with American Studies 1001) 3
1176/1196 Education and Schooling in America 3
1301 American Literature 3
1904 Honors American Literature 3
Geography and Urban Studies    
2071 Geography of United States and Canada 3
1101 U.S. History to 1877 3
1102 U.S. History since 1877 3
1901 Honors U.S. History to 1877 3
1902 Honors U.S. History since 1877 3
Legal Studies    
1002 Racial Discrimination under the Law 3
Music Studies    
1704 Music in American Society 3
1063 American Thinkers 3
Political Science    
1101 American Political System 3
1911 Honors American Political System 3
1003 Religion in America 3
1903 Honors Religion in America 3
Social Work    
2003 History and Values of Social Welfare 3
1476/1496 American Ethnicity 3
1676/1696 Men and Women in American Society (cross-listed with Women’s Studies 1676/1696) 3
Strategic and Organizational Communication    
2296 Campaigns and Movements in America 3
2996 Honors Campaigns and Movements in America   3
Tourism and Hospitality Management    
1496 Leisure in American Culture 3
1197 Art, Race, and the American Experience  3
Women’s Studies    
1101/1197 American Women’s Lives 3
1676/1696 Men and Women in American Society (cross-listed with Sociology 1676/1696) 3

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