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Internship programs at various schools and colleges provide students with opportunities to gain experience in their chosen profession before they graduate from college. Internships not only give students a chance to practice the skills acquired in the classroom but also help them strengthen their résumé and establish contacts in their professions. For further information on available opportunities, students should contact their respective school or college.
The Office of the Senior Vice Provost for Undergraduate Studies also provides information about internship opportunities. For more information, go to www.temple.edu/vpus/opportunities/index.htm.
Michele O’Connor, Assistant Vice Provost for First-Year and Transfer Programs
500 Conwell Hall
Community-Based Learning (CBL) is a pedagogy that links necessary work conducted in community contexts to academic study in a rigorous, intentional, and meaningful fashion. It heightens the relevance of academic subjects by directly linking classroom learning to experiences in communities which may be defined by geography, affinity, or organization. Examples include: service learning; community-based research; community-based planning and design; community-based performance, and other artistic initiatives.
This pedagogy is designed to foster civic responsibility and dialogue, encourage personal growth and critical reflection, create relationships across difference, and enhance academic learning for college students. CBL must always benefit community members and organizations in a spirit of mutual partnership. (Adapted from AAHE materials 1993)
Monica Hankins-Padilla, Assistant Director for Community Relations
Office of Community Service
Community Education Center
1509 Cecil B. Moore Avenue, Second Floor
Temple Volunteers, the university's Office of Community Service, is dedicated to providing students with the resources and guidance necessary to immerse themselves in action for positive social change. As a team of administration, staff, and student leaders, we work to establish strong relationships within and beyond the Temple campus through community service. Temple Volunteers offers everything from one-day service activities to long-term opportunities and alternative break programs. For more information, visit www.temple.edu/community_service.
Michele O’Connor, Assistant Vice Provost for First-Year and Transfer Programs
500 Conwell Hall
First-Year (Freshman) Student Seminars
First-Year (Freshman) Student Seminars are academic courses designed to support student learning and development in the critical first semester of college. University Seminar 1001, First Year Seminar I can be taken as part of a Learning Community or as a stand-alone course. College-specific seminars are offered by the College of Science and Technology and the School of Communications and Theater.
University Seminar 1001, First Year Seminar I, is a 1-credit academic course that introduces first-year students to the opportunities and rigors of higher education, as well as to the skills needed to use academic resources successfully in college. The topics covered in the seminar help first year students articulate and reach their academic goals.
University Seminar 1002, First Year Seminar II, is a 1-credit academic course that introduces first-year students to the opportunities to discover major interests through applied learning and other career-oriented experiences. The course exposes students to career paths and encourages major exploration through discussions with faculty, informational interviews, readings, and opportunities to practice skills needed to be a more effective student.
University Seminar 2001, Sophomore Experience: Life after Temple, is a 2-credit academic course that provides sophomores opportunities to work on professional planning and development. Topics will include individual strengths exploration, academic majors, potential career paths, internship preparation, research opportunities, campus involvement, graduate school preparation, and career transition preparation.
University Seminar 2002, Transfer Seminar: Planning for Success is a 2-credit academic course that introduces new transfer students to the opportunities and resources at Temple University. The course is designed to assist students in their transition as well as assist in preparing them for their future career/educational plans. In addition, this seminar provides opportunities for students to work on professional planning and development. Topics include individual strengths exploration, academic majors, potential career paths, internship preparation, research opportunities, campus involvement, graduate school preparation, and career transition preparation.
University Seminar 3001, Junior Seminar: Pre-Professional Preparation, is a 1-credit academic course that will provide junior-level students with an opportunity to work on pre-professional planning and development. It will focus specifically on preparation for post-graduate educational opportunities and entrance exams for graduate and professional programs.
A Learning Community consists of two or more linked courses designed to provide students with a more integrated and meaningful learning experience. Learning Communities foster an intellectual environment where learning can flourish and help smooth the transition to college by providing an opportunity for students to form bonds with fellow first-semester students who are in these same classes.
Many learning communities include a section of University Seminar 1001, First Year Seminar I. Several Learning Communities meet Core, or foundational, academic requirements and are available in many undergraduate schools and colleges.
Learning Communities are designed primarily for the first semester college freshmen but are open to all first- or second-year students, including transfers. Some colleges or majors require freshmen to register for a community, while others strongly recommend it. During New Student Orientation, an academic advisor will help students select the learning communities which best meet their academic interests and needs.
In the fall 2003 edition of U.S. News and World Report's America's Best Colleges, Temple's Learning Communities Program was ranked fifth in the country as an exemplary academic program that leads to student success.
The newsletter, TRANSITIONS, is sent to new transfer students through Temple e-mail at the start of each semester. The newsletter provides an overview of policies, procedures, programs and academic opportunities that are available to all Temple students.
Dr. Dominique Monolescu Kliger, Director
The Distance Learning Program is designed to give students a remote, high-quality education, providing them more flexibility in when and how they attend classes. Courses are offered at both the undergraduate and graduate levels and also for continuing education students.
Matriculated students can register online via the OWLnet web site (http://owlnet.temple.edu). Non-matriculated students must register through the Office of Continuing Education at 1810 Liacouras Walk, First Floor, Room 101 (215-204-2500). Non-matriculated students can obtain their registration forms online (www.temple.edu/conted) and submit them by fax to 215-204-2516. For more information, check the Distance Learning Program web site.
Each week, a student will access Blackboard to view assignments, reading materials, and chat sessions for the week. Therefore, becoming familiar with the university's online interactive tools and with the library's online databases before enrolling in an online course is very helpful.
The Distance Learning Program provides access to over 150 courses via the internet or via videoconferencing formats. In addition to the Fox School of Business' online MBA program, the Physical Therapy Doctor's program and the Organizational Studies undergraduate program are now also available online.
For successful completion of an online course, students are recommended to have daily access to a computer with a fast internet connection (DSL or cable type of connections are recommended). Visit the Distance Learning Program's web site for more information.
Temple offers undergraduates a wide range of courses, programs of study, and majors that will contribute to their preparation for law school and for a career in the legal or a related profession. Beginning with special sections of the First-Year Seminar designed specifically for the pre-law student, Temple undergraduates will find numerous opportunities to sharpen their critical thinking, reading and writing skills, both in and out of the classroom. Interested students can participate in the Mock Trial Team, get involved in the pre-law organizations (Phi Alpha Delta and the Pre-Law Society), or undertake an internship in the Philadelphia area. Speakers on legal issues, on careers in law, and on preparing for the LSAT provide additional opportunities for the Temple student to learn more about the study of law and prepare for the intellectual challenges ahead.
Entering first-year students can apply for the Temple Law Scholars Program, an early assurance program offered by Temple University's Beasley School of Law. See the Special Admissions Programs section of the Bulletin for details.
Neida Perez, Ed.M., Director
Pre-Professional Health Studies Advising Center
1810 Liacouras Walk, Suite 100
The Pre-Professional Health Studies Advising Center at Temple University provides advising, counseling, and application support for students interested in preparing for a career in a health care profession. The center assists students in their academic and experiential preparation for programs in dentistry, medicine, optometry, pharmacy, podiatry, and veterinary medicine as well as with preparation for graduate study in Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy and Physician Assistant Programs. Beginning with special sections of the First-Year Seminar designed specifically for students interested in preparing for a career as a health care professional, Temple undergraduate students will find numerous opportunities both in and out of the classroom to develop the knowledge, skills, and experiences to prepare them for their future endeavors. Temple also offers research opportunities in a wide range of academic disciplines of interest to pre-professional health studies students, and funding is available to support undergraduate research and travel to conferences to present.
The Health Scholars Program
Offering specific tracks for Medical Scholars, Dental Scholars, Pharmacy Scholars, Physical Therapy Scholars, and Podiatry Scholars, the Health Scholars Program provides undergraduates pursuing careers in the health professions with academic and experiential learning opportunities that will prepare them to take leadership.
Scholars are eligible for the accelerated programs that allow them to complete their undergraduate degree with the coursework required in the first year of their professional school program.
Entering first-year students can apply for the Health Scholars Program at the health advising web site, www.temple.edu/healthadvising. See the Special Admissions Programs section of the Bulletin for details.
The Russell Conwell Center’s Ronald E. McNair Post-baccalaureate Achievement Program provides extensive pre-doctoral preparation for eligible undergraduate students. Students complete a faculty-mentored research project, assist in teaching an Intellectual Heritage course, receive exhaustive graduate school preparation, and present their research at multiple conferences. Students receive a stipend during their participation. For more information, contact Nathan Knispel at 215-204-8023, visit the McNair office at 617 Ritter Annex, or see the Academic Support section of the Bulletin.
Undergraduate students whose degree programs allow for free electives (those beyond required course credits needed to satisfy university General Education or Core, school or college, and major requirements) may be able to apply up to 12 credits of upper-division military science courses toward the total number of credits required for graduation. The allowable military science credits applicable toward graduation requirements include four upper-division courses at the 3000- and 4000-level in Aerospace Studies (Air Force ROTC), or Military Science (Army ROTC), or Naval Science (Navy ROTC).
The courses for which credits may be applicable to graduation include:
For more information about the applicability of ROTC, NROTC and AFROTC courses for graduation credit, please call the Office of the Senior Vice Provost for Undergraduate Studies (215.204.2044).
James P. Castelli, Major
Ritter Hall, Lower Level
Through a curriculum offered by the Temple Department of Military Science, qualified full-time students can earn a commission as an Active Duty, Reserve, or National Guard Officer, while concurrently satisfying academic requirements for a baccalaureate or graduate degree. Interested students not convinced that a career in the military is right for them can also learn more about how The Army of the United States selects and trains its future leaders and conducts operations on a day-to-day basis.
Military Science courses are open to all Temple students. There is no requirement for students taking Military Science courses to enroll in the commissioning program. Students taking Military Science courses are under no military service obligation of any kind if not enrolled in the commissioning program.
Students enrolled in the commissioning program incur either an active duty or reserve forces duty commitment commencing upon successful completion of the ROTC Advanced Course program and graduation from college. Temple's Department of Military Science offers both two-year and four-year curricula leading to a commission in the United States Army.
Army Reserve Officers' Training Corps (AROTC) Four-Year Commissioning Program
During the Advanced Course (normally the junior and senior years), the student receives instruction designed to enhance leadership abilities; reinforce managerial, supervisory, and accountability skills; and further develop the individual's foundation of military knowledge. The highlight of this instruction is the student's attendance at the five-week ROTC National Advance Leadership Course, usually during the summer between the junior and senior years. The camp is a series of rigorous leadership challenges in which the Temple student competes against students from 272 other colleges and universities. Advanced Course students (enrolled in the commissioning program) receive a tax-free stipend (juniors - $450.00 per month and seniors - $500 per month) each year of the Advanced Course. When students complete the Advanced Course, they are obligated to accept a commission as a Second Lieutenant and upon graduation from college, incur either an active duty or reserve forces duty service commitment in the United States Army.
Military Science Course Descriptions
For the full description of each course, please click on the following link: www.temple.edu/bulletin/ugradbulletin/ucd/ucd_military.html.
Enrollment is open to all students, but full participation in some of the military training is limited to students enrolled in the commissioning program. Contact the Military Science Department for details.
Military Science Faculty
James P. Castelli, Major, Chemical, Professor of Military Science, Battalion Commander, B.S. - RI Providence College, M.S. - University of Maryland University College (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org)
Marco Young, Lieutenant Colonel, Military Intelligence, Assistant Professor of Military Science/Battalion Executive Officer, B.S. - Drexel University (e-mail: email@example.com)
Leonard Wilson, Master Sergeant, Commandant of Cadets and Senior Military Instructor
Department of Aerospace Studies
AFROTC objectives are to:
Temple University offers a program of study leading to a commission as a Second Lieutenant in the United States Air Force by agreement with the Department of Aerospace Studies at Saint Joseph’s University. All Aerospace Studies courses are held on the Saint Joseph’s University campus. (Students wishing to have their AFROTC credits transferred to Temple should present their Saint Joseph's transcripts to the Office of the Senior Vice Provost for Undergraduate Studies, 500 Conwell Hall.) The AFROTC program enables college students to earn a commission as an Air Force officer while concurrently satisfying requirements for his or her baccalaureate degree.
The Department of Aerospace Studies offers curricula lasting two and a half to four years and leading to a commission as a second lieutenant in the Air Force. In the four-year curriculum, a student takes the General Military Course (GMC) during the freshman and sophomore years, attends a four-week summer training program, and then takes the Professional Officer Course (POC) in the junior and senior years. A student is under no contractual obligation to the Air Force until entering the POC or accepting an Air Force scholarship. In the shortened curriculum, a student may be required to attend an extended (five-week) summer training program and then enters the POC in the junior year. The subject matter of the freshman and sophomore years is developed from an historical perspective and focuses on the scope, structure, and history of military power, with the emphasis on the development of air power and its relationship to current events. During the junior and senior years the curriculum concentrates on the concepts and practices of leadership and management and the role of national security forces in contemporary American society.
In addition to the academic portion of the curricula, each student participates in a 2-hour Leadership Laboratory each week. During this period the day-to-day skills and working environment of the Air Force are discussed and explained. The Leadership Laboratory utilizes a student organization designed for the practice of leadership and management techniques.
Air Force ROTC offers scholarships up to 3.5 years on a competitive basis to qualified applicants. All scholarships are applied to tuition and lab fees, and include a textbook allowance, plus a tax-free monthly stipend which varies from $300 to $500, depending on graduation date.
Director, Naval Science Department
Temple students are eligible to participate in the Naval Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (NROTC) through a cross-enrollment agreement with the University of Pennsylvania. All naval science courses are held on the University of Pennsylvania campus. The NROTC Program enables a college student to earn a commission in the Navy or the Marine Corps while concurrently satisfying requirements for his or her baccalaureate degree. Scholarship and non-scholarship programs are available.
Navy-Option scholarship and College Program (non-scholarship) students must enroll in Naval Science (NAV SCI) 1001 and 1002 during their freshman year, NAV SCI 2001 and 2002 during their sophomore year, NAV SCI 3001 and 3002 in their junior year, and NAV SCI 4001 and 4002 in their senior year. Those seeking commissions in the Marine Corps will enroll in NAV SCI 1001 and 1002 during their freshman year, NAV SCI 2001 during their sophomore year; NAV SCI 3003 and 4003 can be taken in either their junior or senior year, NAV SCI 4002 during their senior year only. All students are required to enroll in NAV SCI 1003 during every semester they attend. Tailored programs are available for students wishing to join NROTC after the start of their freshman year and before the beginning of their junior year.
Navy scholarship program students must complete one year of calculus (recommended for College Program students, not required for Nurse Corps candidates), one year of calculus-based physics (recommended for College Program students, not required for Nurse Corps candidates), one course in cultural awareness (waivers for Nurse Corps candidates may be available on a case-by-case basis), one course in American military history or national security policy (not required for Nurse Corps candidates), and one year of English. College Program students must complete one year of college-level algebra, one year of physical science courses, one computer science course, and one year of English. Marine-Option students are only required to complete one course in American military history or national security policy. Students must check with their naval science instructors to determine specific courses that fulfill the above requirements.
In addition to the above, all students are required to attend Naval Science Drill (NAV SCI 1003), a 2-hour professional laboratory period scheduled on Wednesday afternoons (no academic credit) that emphasizes military drill, physical fitness, professional performance, and leadership topics.
For a full description of each course in Naval Science, please click on the following link: www.temple.edu/bulletin/ugradbulletin/ucd/ucd_naval.html.
Denise A. Connerty,
Director of International Programs
International education takes many forms at Temple: learning other languages; spending a summer, semester or year studying abroad; building an international concentration into a major; or enrolling in special programs such as the Latin American Studies Semester. Students are encouraged to consult their school/college and course descriptions for further information on international and language studies at Temple's Philadelphia campuses.
Study abroad is one of the most rewarding and beneficial experiences available to Temple students. The opportunity to gain firsthand understanding of other cultures and languages through study abroad is personally enriching, and adding an international dimension to one's education enables students to better understand and contextualize global issues and international events. Temple students have almost limitless options when it comes to studying abroad. Students may spend a semester, academic year or summer participating on one of Temple's numerous programs abroad, or they may choose to participate on an accredited non-Temple program through another university or study abroad provider. Students receiving financial aid can usually apply most, if not all, sources of aid to their study abroad fees. International Programs can provide students with further information about study abroad, as well as resources and guidance on choosing a program that is best suited to their academic needs and interests.
Scholarships for semester, academic year, and summer study abroad are available for qualified Temple students. A number of external scholarships, such as Fulbright and Vira Heinz, are also administered by International Programs. In addition, advising is available concerning a variety of other options for financing study abroad.
Semester and Academic Year Programs
Bruce Stronach, Dean
TUJ is the Tokyo campus of Temple University. Founded in 1982, TUJ is the oldest and largest foreign university in Japan and has developed into a nationally-recognized institution offering an extensive range of educational programs. With an enrollment of 3,150 students and a faculty of 173, TUJ offers B.A. degrees with majors in American studies, art, Asian studies, business management, communications, economics, general studies, international affairs, political science, psychological studies, and tourism and hospitality management. TUJ also offers A.A. degrees, a B.S. in International Business, an M.B.A., a Master of Science in Education and Doctor of Education in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages), and a Master of Laws.
American undergraduate students may study at Temple Japan for a semester, year and/or summer, choosing from a broad range of courses in Liberal Arts, Asian Studies, and Japanese language. Internships are also available. Temple faculty, on assignment from Philadelphia, teach in the program along with visiting professors from other universities and special faculty hired in Japan. All coursework, with the exception of Japanese language courses, is conducted in English.
To enrich the students' exposure to Tokyo and enhance their understanding of Japanese culture, TUJ organizes several optional field trips and excursions each semester. These include half-day excursions to sites in and around Tokyo, as well as day and overnight excursions to various locations throughout Japan.
TUJ is ideally located in central Tokyo in Minato-ku. Just 20 minutes walking distance from Roppongi, one of Tokyo's major entertainment districts, Minato-ku is home to several embassies, shops, and restaurants. Students have the option of securing their own housing or of taking advantage of housing offered by TUJ. A limited number of homestays with Japanese families are also available for students interested in complete linguistic and cultural immersion.
Information on application, costs, and financial aid can be obtained from International Programs. Temple charges regular tuition rates for the Japan program; additional costs include airfare, living expenses, medical insurance, and program expenses.
School of Communications and Theater
6 Annenberg Hall
The School of Communications and Theater offers both semester and summer programs in London. These programs are open to all Temple students, no matter what their major, as well as those from other universities. Recent course offerings have included British Mass Media, World of the Play, British Film, Political Communications, and Travel Writing. Internships are also available.
Accommodation in shared, self-contained flats is arranged by the program.
Kim D. Strommen, Dean
Temple's campus in Rome offers courses in architecture, landscape architecture, international business, liberal arts, and visual arts. Each semester, students from Temple and other universities around the U.S. study in Rome and take courses designed to take advantage of the city's rich resources.
The Temple University Rome dean oversees the academic program and arranges for student support services. A distinguished teaching faculty, both European and American, provide a first-rate educational experience. All courses are part of Temple's undergraduate and graduate curricula and carry full academic credit. Students who have not studied Italian previously must enroll in an elementary Italian language course while in the program in order to take best advantage of their stay in Italy.
An extensive field study program complements the traditional classroom and studio curricula. Classes make regular trips to museums, architectural sites, and other points of interest in Rome, and many courses include field trips to other parts of Italy and Europe. The Villa Caproni, located in the heart of Rome on the Tiber River, houses the Temple Rome program. The facilities at the Villa Caproni include a library with 15,000 volumes, classrooms, art and architecture studios, an art gallery, and complete technical facilities. Students have the option of securing their own housing or choosing Temple-arranged accommodations in the residence. The residence is a convenient 30-minute walk to the Villa Caproni and 5 minutes from one of the major outdoor markets in Rome. A limited number of homestays with Italian families are also available for students interested in complete linguistic and cultural immersion.
Information on application, costs, and financial aid can be obtained from International Programs. Temple charges regular tuition rates for the Rome program; additional costs include airfare, living expenses, medical insurance, and program expenses.
Dr. Jamie Durán, Program Director
Temple University's spring semester program in Spain was developed in response to the success of its existing summer session in Oviedo. Based at the University of Oviedo, the semester program is designed for students with at least three semesters of college level Spanish, or the equivalent, and who are committed to furthering their Spanish language skills.
Spain program participants are enrolled in the Cursos de Lengua y Cultura Españolas para Extranjeros program at the University of Oviedo's humanities campus, El Milán. All students enroll in one of two tracks, Intermediate or Advanced, depending on their Spanish language background, and choose from coursework in Spanish language, literature, translation, history and art. Courses are taught by native Spanish-speaking professors of the University of Oviedo, and by Temple University faculty member, Dr. Jaime Durán.
As a complement to academic courses, cultural programming opportunities and organized leisure activities are arranged throughout the semester to help students acquire in-depth knowledge of various aspects of Spanish and Asturian culture, as well as to strengthen students' Spanish language proficiency outside of a formal classroom setting. Additionally, for one week during the program, students participate in a non-credit enrichment workshop which, in the past, has included themes such as dance, short story, photography, cartoons and journalism. The university also hosts cultural activities, including film series, short story and photography competitions, and organized visits to sites of interest studied in class. Programs which facilitate connections between international and Spanish students, including a language partner conversation exchange, are also offered and organized by the university.
Accommodations are arranged with a local Spanish host family. Students are provided with three meals a day and laundry service. This living arrangement offers the best opportunity to practice the language in a natural setting and have direct access to local lifestyle, gastronomy and social life.
Information on application, costs, and financial aid can be obtained from International Programs. Temple charges regular tuition rates for the Spain program; additional costs include airfare, living expenses, medical insurance, and program expenses.
Temple University students may participate in any of Temple's university-wide exchange programs. Currently, exchange partnerships exist with the University of Puerto Rico at Rio Piedras; the University of Hamburg and Tübingen University in Germany; and the University of East Anglia, Norwich, England. Students selected for these programs must qualify academically and be fluent in Spanish or German, respectively, for study in Puerto Rico and Germany.
Applications to participate in these programs are due in the early spring. For further information, contact Temple's International Programs. Each exchange program can accommodate only a small number of students annually. Specialized exchange programs are also available through some schools and colleges. Check with your school or college advising office for a list of these programs.
Each year, a number of Temple faculty members direct summer programs abroad for academic credit. Some programs change on an annual basis; others have been part of Temple's summer curriculum for many years. The programs generally last four to six weeks, admit qualified students from Temple as well as other universities, and charge Temple's regular tuition rates for summer programs abroad. In recent years, summer programs have been conducted in Brazil, Costa Rica, France, Germany, Ghana, India, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Mexico, Senegal, Spain and the United Kingdom.
Ruth Ost, Director
Overseeing the program is a dedicated staff that provides holistic support services. They advise students on major choices, graduate and professional school applications, scholarship and fellowship opportunities, and career decisions.
Benefits of the program include the opportunity to reside in the Honors Living Learning Community within the "1300" residence hall. The Honors Program also offers student-run programming through the Honors Activities Board (HAB), as well as multiple community service and leadership development experiences.
The Honors Program is open to students in any of the twelve schools and colleges of Temple University. No special application is required for first-year students - all incoming freshmen are automatically screened for Honors. However, current Temple students or transfer students wanting to be considered for the program must apply through the Honors web site (www.temple.edu/honors/applying). All applications are considered at the end of each semester after grades have been posted.
To remain in good standing in the program, students must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.25 after their freshman year, as well as complete ten honors courses - four of which must be above the 2000 level. Transfer students who are admitted to the Honors Program with over 60 credits must complete only six honors courses. Honors courses contain a "9" as the second digit of the course number and have "Honors" as part of the title. Students may take non-Honors courses and graduate courses for Honors credit with Honors and faculty approval. Students must show evidence of continued progress in completing requirements or will be demitted from the program.
Students in the Honors Program may additionally wish to complete an Honors Scholars Project during their senior year to earn special designation on their Temple transcript. The project is completed in conjunction with an independent study, research methods course, or capstone. Proposals for the Honors Project (which can be a research thesis, creative work, or other project in the major or a related field) are submitted to the Honors Program in the junior year. To earn Honors Scholars designation, the student must:
To see if your major has additional Honors requirements, please refer to your major in the Academic Programs section of the Bulletin.
Students may visit the Honors Office in Tuttleman Learning Center, Room 204, to meet with an advisor or discuss program requirements. Further information can be found on the Honors web site: www.temple.edu/honors.
Honors Interdisciplinary Major
Students in the University Honors Program may apply for a College of Liberal Arts Honors Interdisciplinary Major. They must complete the degree requirements of the B.A. in the College of Liberal Arts and the requirements for the Interdisciplinary Major as well as the requirements for the University Honors Program. Approval for this program must be obtained from the College of Liberal Arts Academic Advising Center and the University Honors Committee prior to the initiation of the last 60 semester hours of the degree. In addition, the proposed Major Program should include submission of an acceptable Honors Thesis to the University Honors Oversight Committee.
For more information on the College of Liberal Arts Honors Interdisciplinary Major, go to the College of Liberal Arts Graduation Requirements section of the Bulletin.
Diamond Peer Teachers Program
The Diamond Peer Teachers Program provides upper-level undergraduates at Temple University the opportunity to experience the challenges and rewards of college-level teaching, to work with faculty mentors to develop their own pedagogical skills, and to provide supplemental instruction in lower-level courses. Peer Teachers earn a stipend and one (1) internship credit. For more information, go to www.temple.edu/vpus/opportunities/index.htm#peer.
Diamond Research Scholars Program
The Diamond Research Scholars Program offers a seven-month long funded research experience under the direction of a faculty mentor. Participants receive a summer stipend of tuition remission for three (3) hours of research or independent study, and Honors credit for their research or creative arts project. Scholars are expected to participate in the annual undergraduate research conference, TURF-CreWS. For more information on the Diamond Research Scholars Program, go to www.temple.edu/vpus/opportunities/ResearchScholars.htm.
Temple Undergraduate Research Forum - Creative Works Symposium
The Temple Undergraduate Research Forum - Creative Works Symposium (TURF-CreWS) provides ambitious, intellectually-motivated undergraduate students the opportunity to present and defend their original research or creative work among colleagues, faculty, family, and friends. TURF-CreWS is open to all departments and all colleges. Through its emphasis on original research or creative work, from theory-driven critical analysis of significant social issues to the development of unique individual artistic talents, TURF-CreWS seeks to inspire undergraduate students to engage, analyze, critique, and advise the world around them, beginning with their own social, ideological or cultural communities, so that they may contribute ideas that make for a better society and world. For more information on TURF-CreWS, go to www.temple.edu/vpus/opportunities/TURF.htm.
Undergraduate Research Incentive Fund
The Undergraduate Research Incentive Fund (URIF) is available to any full-time undergraduate student enrolled at Temple who seeks financial support for research-related activities such as undergraduate research projects or participation in professional conferences. Awards from the URIF are dependent on the availability of matching funds from the students' own department, school and/or college. For more information, go to www.temple.edu/vpus/opportunities/URIF.htm.
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