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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
(215) 204-1996

Major Requirements

AAS W051 - Introduction to African American Studies
AAS 0052 - Introduction to African Aesthetics
AAS 0100 - African Civilization
AAS 0151 - Mass Media and the Black Community
AAS 0155 - Introduction to Research Methods

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, ge ography 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 writ ing capstone in the major.

Minor Requirements

AAS W051 - Introduction to African American Studies
AAS 0052 - Introduction to African Aesthetics
AAS 0100 - African Civilization
AAS 0151 - Mass Media and the Black Community
AAS 0155 - Introduction to Research Methods

Two additional courses in African American Studies are needed above the 0100 level.

AMERICAN STUDIES

Philip Yannella, Director
(215) 204-1491

Regina Bannan, Co-Director
(215)204-7351

Major Requirements

All majors must complete five American Studies core classes, one out of each group below.

American Biography and Work

  • C051/H091 - American Lives
  • C062/H092 - Work in America
American Culture
  • 0104/H194 - The Arts in America
  • 0107 - Leisure in America
  • 0126 Documentary Film and American Society
  • 0125 - Photography in America
  • 0127 - Mass Media and American Popular Culture
Place in American Life
  • 0103/H195 - American Places: Home, City, Region
  • 0128 - Philadelphia Neighborhoods
  • 0131/H196 - American Frontiers
Diversity in America
  • 0108/H198 - Immigrant Experiences in America
  • R112 - African-American Experiences
  • W118/H192 - American Woman: Visions and Revisions
  • R136 - Asian-American Experiences
  • 0137 - Italian/American Literature and Culture
  • 0148 Puerto Ricans in Philadelphia
  • H197 Quest for the American Dream
Change in America
  • 0102/H193 - Technology and American Culture
  • 0105/H199 Ideal America: Reform, Revolution, and Utopia
  • 0106 - Literature and Political Change
  • 0109/H109 - Courtroom in American Society
  • 0121 - America in the 1950s
  • 0124/H191 - Political Protest and Culture in the 60's
  • R134 - Literature of American Slavery
  • W140/H190 - Radicalism in the United States

AS 0100, Topics in American Culture, may meet one or more of the above requirements with permission of director. Students must also complete nine additional credits in American Studies. These can include additional choices from the AS core classes as w ell as choices from all other American Studies classes. In addition, students must complete the capstone class AS W393 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.

Minor Requirements

Six courses in American Studies (18 s.h.) at least three of which must be from three different American Studies core areas.

Distinction in Major

American Studies majors may graduate with distinction in the major if they have a GPA of at least 3.5 in the major and a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0.

ANTHROPOLOGY

Leonard Greenfield, Advising Coordinator
(215) 204-1489

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: Cult ural 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 Anthropolog y 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 fiel ds 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 ot her work with immigrant communities or work in the global marketplace.

Major requirements

One introductory course from the following:

Anthropology

R060 Introduction to Anthropology
C061 Cultures of the World
H091 Cultures of the World
C064 American Culture
C065 Origins of Cultural Diversity

Four fundamentals courses (introductions to the four subfields):

Anthropology

    W120 Fundamentals of Cultural Anthropology
    0124 Fundamentals of Archaeology
    0125 Fundamentals of Biological Anthropology
    0127 Fundamentals of Linguistic Anthropology

One capstone course: Anthropology W301 History of Anthropological Theory

One methods course, to be chosen from the following nine courses:

Anthropology

0306 Linguistic Field Methods
0307 Theory & Methods in Linguistics
0308 Research in Visual Anthropology
0310 Fieldwork in Ethnography
0314 Agencies & Services in Philadelphia Communities
0320 Field Session in Archaeology
0321 Methods in Archaeology (Variable topic course: Soils, Geomorphology, & Stratigraphy or Ceramic Analysis orLithic Analysis or Field Methods
0326 Methods in Physical Anthropology
0334 Anthropological Problems in Visual Production

Five elective courses to be chosen from all the other 100-level, 200-level, and 300-level Anthropology courses. Note: One 300-level Methods course is required; others may be taken as electives.

Minor Requirements

The minor in Anthropology consists of 18 credits.

One introductory course from the following:

Anthropology
R060 Intro. to Anthropology
C061 Cultures of the World
C062 Dev. of an International Perspective
C064 American Culture
C065 Origins of Cultural Diversity

Two fundamentals courses from the following:

Anthropology
W120 Fundamentals of Cultural Anthropology
0124 Fundamentals of Archaeology
0125 Fundamentals of Biological Anthropology
0127 Fundamentals of Linguistic Anthropology

Three additional Anthropology electives at the 0100 level or above.

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 fi ve 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.

Required Courses

Anthropology

W120 Fundamentals of Cultural Anthropology

0125 Fundamentals of Biological Anthropology

Two of the following:

    Anthropology
    • 0161 Human Paleontology
    • 0162 Human Biology
    • 0163 Human Population Genetics
    Biology
    • 0103 Intro to Biology I
    • 0104 Intro to Biology II or
    • C083 General Biology I
    • C084 General Biology II and
    • 0233 Mammalian Anatomy
    • 0234 Mammalian Physiology or
    Physical Education
    • 0100 Human Anatomy
    • 0101 Human Physiology

Upper Level Courses

One of the following:
Anthropology

0212 Medical Anthropology
0220 Environmental Physiology
0248 Introduction to Primates
0326* Methods in Physical Anthropology

One Capstone:
W323 Medical Anthropology Seminar
or
W324 The Genetic Basis of Human Variation
or
W325 Biocultural Adaptation
or
W380 Evolutionary Biology Seminar

Electives

Choose any two of the following:

Anthropology

0212 Medical Anthropology
0220 Environmental Physiology
0248 Introduction to Primates
0326* Methods in Physical Anthropology

* Topics vary and students may take this course more than once. Topics include Human Osteology, Primate Anatomy, and Forensic Anthropology.

Biology

0203 Genetics
0254 Animal Behavior
0320 Human Genetics
0329 Development Genetics

Chemistry

0375 Biochemistry

History

0137 History of Biology
0257 American Medicine: A Social History

Political Science

0132 Biology, Society, and Politics

Psychology

0103 Brain Behavior Relationships
0105 Learning and Motivation
0108 Cognitive Processes
0131 Developmental Psychology
0150 Psychopathology

Sociology

0252 Sociology of Medicine

Physical Therapy**

0115 Human Physiology
0144 Kinesiology and Biomechanics
0311 Human Anatomy
0313 Neuroanatomy
0318 Clinical Neurology and Neurophysiology

**Only for students admitted into Temple PT in the senior year.

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 abo ve 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.

Students will officially major in anthropology, and will be required to take 12 anthropology courses, six at the beginning level, three at the middle, and three at the advanced level that are appropriate for their concentration. In addition, students c an take courses in the departments of Broadcasting, Telecommunications, and Mass Media (BTMM), Communication Sciences, Film and Media Arts (FMA), and Speech Communications in the School of Communications and Theater, depending on classroom space availab ility; and English.

Interested students should contact the Anthropology Advising Coordinator.

Undergraduate Visual Anthropology Course List

There are 12 courses (36 s.h.) required - minimum of eight upper level courses. Distribution as follows:

Beginning Courses
(six required)

Anthropology

0158 Fundamentals of Culture and Visual Communication
W120 Fundamentals of Cultural Anthropology
0125 Fundamentals of Physical Anthropology
0127 Fundamentals of Linguistics
0124 Fundamentals of Archaeology

FMA

0100 The Communication Arts

BTMM

0020 Mass Media and Society and Anthropology

Middle Level Courses
three courses from the following (two must come from anthropology)

Theory
FMA

0101 Applied Communication

Communication Science

0150 Communication and Cultural Difference

Production
FMA

0200 Video
0210 Film Description

Anthropology

0242 Anthropology and Mass Media
0332 Photography and Anthropology
0333 Film and Anthropology
0336 The Anthropology of Feature Films
0337 Pictorial Lives

American Studies

0125 Photography in America
0127 Mass Media and American Popular Culture

English

0170 The Art of Film

Advanced Courses
three from the following (at least two from 0300 level anthropology courses or any other relevant anthropology course):

Studies/Research
Anthropology 0330 Methods in Culture and Communication
0331 Communicational and Interactional Anthropology
0240 Visual Communication
0241 Visual Anthropology

FMA

0260 TV Criticism
0262 Independent Film and Video
0275 History of Popular Entertainment
0391 Topics in Film Study
0362 American Direct Cinema
0363 TV Aesthetics
0364 Film Theory and Aesthetics

BTMM

0314 Mass Media Research

Speech Communication

0311 Communication and Popular Culture
0370 Conversational Analysis

English

0270 Advanced Film (Japanese Film)

Production
Anthropology 0334 Problems in Production
0335 Advanced Problems in Production

BTMM

0278 TV Workshop (summer only)

FMA

0241 Experimental Video
0353 Film Workshop

ASIAN STUDIES

Benedict Stavis, Director
(215) 204-7793

Asian Studies draws on the resources of several 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 poli tics, 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

Majors must complete 30 semester hours, six of which must come from the Asian Studies Core (0115, 0116, C086, C084, or an equivalent as approved by adviser). In addition, students must take W300, the capstone writing course in the major. The remaining 21 semester hours may be chosen from an extensive list which is revised annually. Courses must be selected with a coherent geographical and/or subject-matter focus, including courses from at least three disciplines. In addition, majors must complete the f ourth semester of Chinese or Japanese (or another Asian language approved by the adviser). The language requirement may also be satisfied by examination.

Minor Requirements

Minors must complete 18 semester hours, six of which must come from the Asian Studies Core (0115, 0116, C086, C084, or an equivalent as approved by adviser). The remaining 12 semester hours shall be selected in consultation with the Asian Studies advis er from the same list as used in the major. In addition, minors must complete the second semester of Chinese or Japanese (or another Asian language approved by the adviser). The language requirement may also be satisfied by examination.

Distinction in Major

Asian Studies majors may graduate with distinction in the major if they have a GPA of at least 3.5 in the major and a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0.

CRIMINAL JUSTICE

M. Kay Harris, Department Chair
Patricia Jenkins, Undergraduate Chair
Raeshon S. Fils, Coordinator, Office of Criminal Justice Student Services
(215) 204-7919
Stephen Smith, Ambler Program Coordinator
(215) 283-1532
Jon E. Clark, Administrator, Criminal Justice Training Program
(215) 204-7930

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 kind s 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
0130 Nature of Crime
W145 Planned Change in Criminal Justice
0150 Introduction to Criminal Justice
0160 Introduction to Criminal Justice Research
0161 Criminal Justice Research and Analysis

b. Major Electives -- An additional 24 semester hours of courses offered by the department, selected in consultation with an adviser.

Minor Requirements

Students wishing to minor in Criminal Justice must complete the following requirements:
a. Criminal Justice C050, 0130, W145, 0150.
b. Any three Criminal Justice courses above the 0100 level.
c. One seminar (0300 level) course.

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 inte rests, 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) credit s 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.

CRITICAL LANGUAGES

John B. Means, Director
332 Anderson Hall
(215) 204-8268

The Center for Critical Languages offers courses in several of the less commonly taught languages, principally, though not exclusively, of the Afro-Asian and East European regions (e.g., Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Hindi, Modern Greek). These co urses are open to students in any major at Temple.

The Schedule of Classes 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 va rious instructional formats for four hours of undergraduate credit at the elementary level, and three hours at more advanced levels.

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. Certa in Critical Language programs do not offer extensive linguistic study, except to the extent that textual materials include pertinent grammatical explanations of language structures.

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 prerecorded materials (audio and/ or video) corresponding to the textual materials for the course.

Students should expect to spend a minimum of 10-12 hours per week throughout the semester in language study at home (working with texts and tapes) or in the Educational Technology 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 Directory of Classes 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 no later than the second 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 seme ster grade for the course. Work in Chinese and Japanese is evaluated more frequently by the senior professor in those programs.

Most courses offered through the Critical Languages Center are evaluated by examiners of the National Association of Self-Instructional Language 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:

  • A minimum of 20 credit hours or six courses completed in Critical Languages Chinese courses with a minimum GPA of 2.8 in these courses.
  • The Specialization in Chinese may be undertaken in conjunction with a baccalaureate degree program or by students who have already completed work toward a baccalaureate.
  • A student who is an Asian Studies major may use Chinese Specialization courses to satisfy the Asian Studies foreign language requirement, but may not use the same courses to fulfill other Asian Studies requirements (as determined through consultation with the Asian Studies adviser).
  • The Specialization in Chinese is administered through the Center for Critical Languages and will be attested to by a notation on the student's transcript. In addition, the director of Chinese language study will prepare a separate document describing the particular program of study which the student has completed, and the College of Liberal Arts will issue a document attesting to completion of Certificate requirements.

Students interested in this program should contact the Director of Chinese Language Studies, Room 347, Anderson Hall, (215) 204-8247.

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:

  • A minimum of 20 credit hours or six courses completed in Critical Languages Japanese courses with a minimum GPA of 2.8 in these courses.
  • The Specialization in Japanese may be undertaken in conjunction with a baccalaureate degree program or by students who have already completed work toward a baccalaureate.
  • A student who is an Asian Studies major may use Japanese Specialization courses to satisfy the Asian Studies foreign language requirement, but may not use the same courses to fulfill other Asian Studies requirements (as determined through consultation with the Asian Studies adviser).
  • The Specialization in Japanese is administered through the Center for Critical Languages and will be attested to by a notation on the student's transcript. In addition, the director of Japanese language study will prepare a separate document describin g the particular program of study which the student has completed, and the College of Liberal Arts will issue a document attesting to completion of Certificate requirements.

Students interested in Japanese should contact the director of the Japanese language program, room 332 Anderson Hall, (215) 204-4492.

ECONOMICS

William Holmes, Advising Coordinator
(215) 204-8175

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:

Economics C051 and C052
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.

Students preparing for graduate study in economics or in an economics-related area are strongly encouraged to take Economics 0240 (Mathematical Economics), Economics 0241 (Introduction to Economics), and courses in calculus and linear algebra in the Ma thematics Department.

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 including:


Economics C051 and C052
Economics 0201 or 0202
Three electives in economics at the 0200 level or above.

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 cr edit for Economics 0288.

Mathematical Economics

In cooperation with the Department of Mathematics, the Department of Economics offers a special concentration leading to a B.A. degree in Mathematical Economics.

Political Economy

In cooperation with the Department of Political Science, the Department of Economics offers an interdisciplinary program leading to a B.A. degree in Economics with additional specialization in Political Economy. See description under Political Science.

ENGLISH

Paula Robison, Undergraduate Director
(215) 204-8509
Roland Williams, Advising Coordinator
(215) 204-85101030 Anderson Hall

B.A. Major Requirements

Requirements for a major are 36 semester hours in upper-level English courses, distributed as follows.

English 0114, Survey of English Literature Beginning to 1600
English 0115, Survey of English Literature after 1660
English W116, Survey of American Literature I
English 0117, Survey of American Literature II
Seven upper-level English courses
One W300 level seminar, the capstone course

Students may choose to structure their seven upper-level courses by taking three or more courses in one of the following optional tracks:

American Literature
International Literature & Film
Language, Literacy, and Rhetoric
Rereading the Canon

Minor Requirements

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 114, 115, W116, 117). No more than two of the six courses may be writing courses. Students are expected to design, with an English Department adviser, a sequence of introductory, intermediate, and advanced courses appropriate to their educational and professional goals.

Certificate 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 Linguistics, Literacy, and Rhetoric faculty, including Professors Goldblatt, Parks, Lebofsky, Siegel, and Wells. Students earn the certificate by receiving an ave rage 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
English W101--Developing Prose Style
English W102--Technical Writing
English W104--Writing for Business and Industry
English W112--Technologies of Writing
English 0200--Career Internship
English 0201--Advanced Composition
English 0205--Writers at Work

Creative Writing
English W107--Creative Writing: Poetry
English W108--Creative Writing: Fiction
English W109--Creative Writing: Plays
English W202--Advanced Creative Writing: Fiction
English W203--Advanced Creative Writing: Poetry
English 0204--Advanced Creative Writing: Plays

Writing Theory
English W105--Literacy and Society
English W106--Texts and Cultures of Science
English W212--Linguistics and Grammar
English 0284--Theories of Discourse
English W310--Senior Seminar in Linguistics, Literacy, and Rhetoric

FIRST-YEAR WRITING PROGRAM

Dennis Lebofsky, Director
(215) 204-1820

Michael Donnelly, Associate Director
(215) 204-2072
1046 Anderson Hall
website: http://www/english/fywp.html

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.

FRENCH

Ruth P. Thomas, Adviser
(215) 204-1758

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.

Minor Requirements

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
French 0052 - Elements II
French 0061 - Intermediate I
French 0062 - Intermediate II
French 0125 - French for Business and Travel
One of the following: French 0121 (Conversation I), French 0220 (Culture and Civilization), or an upper-level course approved by the program director.

Distinction in Major

To be considered for Distinction in Major in French, students must:

  • be recommended to the Chair of the Department by the French faculty adviser;
  • complete the requirements for the concentration in French with a GPA of at least 3.50;
  • have an overall GPA of at least 3.25.

Study Abroad

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 L anguage Certificate and in partial satisfaction of the International Studies requirement.

Students interested in study abroad should discuss their plans early with the faculty adviser in French.

GEOGRAPHY AND URBAN STUDIES

Marilyn Silberfein, Adviser
(215) 204-7625

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 in three categories: (1) theories/concepts of th e field; (2) issues/policies; and (3) skills/techniques useful to professionals working in this field.

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, environmental and man-environment relations, and th e 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.

At least six courses must be 0100 level or above.
Required Courses
GUS C050 - Environment and Society
GUS 0282 - Research Methods in Geography and Urban Studies
GUS R055 - Urban Society: Race, Class, and Community
or
GUS C060 - World Urban Patterns
Statistics course: Students may take either Sociology 0201 or Political Science 0103 to fulfill this requirement.

Electives in the Major

Students must take five electives in geography and urban studies, including at least one course from each of the following categories. At least two of the five must be advanced upper level (courses numbered 0200 or higher).

Theories/Concepts (at least one)

GUS

    C052 Introduction to Physical Environment
    W120 Urban Policy Analysis
    0130 Economic Geography
    0140 Urban Geography
    0200 City in History
    0212 Gender/Race/Class & City
    0239 Medical Geography
    0254 Energy Resources and Conservation
    0256 Environment and Development
    0274 American Place

Issues/Policies (at least one)

    0214 Urban Social Geography
    0215 Land Use Planning
    0225 Regional Development in the 3rd World
    0238 Environmental Problems in Asia
    0240 Economic Development Planning for Cities
    0244 Urban Housing
    0250 Environmental Policy Issues
    0252 Problems of Environmental Quality
    0257 Hazards Geography
    0278 Urban Crime Patterns
    0279 Urban Ethnicity

Skills/Techniques (at least one)

    0260 Fundamentals of Cartography
    0261 Cartographic Production
    0262 Fundamentals of GIS
    0263 Map and Air Photo Interpretation
    0265 Advanced GIS
    0280 Urban Planning Workshop

Cognate Field of Study

Each student is required to complete two courses in a cognate field. Normally, the student will choose one of the following: anthropology, history, political science, psychology, or sociology. It is possible, however, for students to develop, in consul tation with their adviser, a special cognate area designed specifically for their needs. Students are encouraged to explore offerings from a wide variety of sources to satisfy the cognate requirement, as the purpose of the cognate is to combine a set of r elated courses that, taken together, broaden the training achieved under the major. Majors have found that combinations of courses which include such diverse disciplines as medicine, environmental engineering, architecture, design, and information systems have yielded substantial benefits as cognate areas.

Minor Requirements

A minor is achieved by successfully completing six courses as follows:

    one of either GUS C050, C052, or C060 or R055;
    one of either GUS 0120, 0260, or 0282;
    and any four 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.

GERMAN

Maria-Luise Caputo-Mayr, Adviser
(215) 204-8282

B.A. Major Requirements

Prerequisites: German 0051, 0052, 0061, 0062. with B- work or equivalent placement. Ten courses (30 credits), including German W 0231-0232 and six courses at the 300 level. (five courses in literature and one in linguistics). Approval of the advis er is necessary.

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, W0231, 0232, and one course on the 300 level. It is intended to develop communications skills, both written and oral, and to provid e 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 who complete 20 s.h. in the following sequence in German are eligible for a special Foreign Language Certificate. The number of s.h. required may be reduced by equivalency or proficiency placement.

German 0051 - Beginning I
German 0052 - Beginning II
German 0061 - Intermediate I
German 0062 - Intermediate II
German 0120 - Business German
One of the following: German W0231 (Composition and Conversation) or German 0232 (Culture and Civilization)

Certificate of Proficiency

Testing site for the international business proficiency examinations, "Pruefung Wirtschafsdeutsch" and "Zertifikat Deutsch fuer den Beruf" (Goethe House, AATG); and for the Special International Proficiency Examinations in German issued by the Aust rian government European Council (OeSD - "Oestereichisches Sprachdiplom").

Honors in German

To be considered for Honors in German, a student must:

    1. be recommended to the Chair of the Department by the German faculty adviser,
    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.

Study Abroad

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 spec ial Foreign Language Certificates.

Students interested in study abroad should discuss their plans early with the faculty adviser in German.

GREEK, HEBREW AND ROMAN CLASSICS

Greek and Roman Classics Division

Martha A. Davis, Adviser
(215) 204-8202

Major Requirements

Prerequisites: One semester of Greek, Latin, or both of these languages.

  1. At least nine courses in Greek and/or Latin at and above the level of Greek or Latin 0052. Four of these courses must be advanced courses numbered above 0100.
  2. Three additional courses from any or all of the following categories:
    • a. Advanced courses in Greek and/or Latin.
      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 Major

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.

Minor Requirements

  1. Latin or Greek through the 0062 level.
  2. Either CC 0251 or 0252.
  3. Four additional courses (see under Major Requirements 2. a-c). Minimum of two of these courses must be above the 0100 level.

Ancient Mediterranean Studies Minor

  1. Greek, Hebrew or Latin C051-52
  2. One of these courses: GHR Classics 251 (Classical G&R Mythology); 252 (Comparative Mythology); 242 (Hebrew Myth and Legend); or 261 (Topics when offered as Classical Epic).
  3. Two units of GHR Classics 263, The Ancient City (cycle of five cities offered; Byzantium in Spring 1998; Periclean Athens in Spring 1999).
  4. One additional course at or above the 100 level from this department or from another department such as Anthropology, Art History, Religion, History or Philosophy, as approved by a GHR Classics department adviser.

Study Abroad

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 in terested in studying at this campus are encouraged to consult with departmental faculty early in their career at Temple.

Hebrew Classics Division
Hanoch Guy
, Adviser
(215) 204-8274

B.A. Major Requirements

Prerequisite: C051 or equivalent. 0052, 0061, 0062, W191 and five Hebrew courses at the 200/300 level, and one Bible course at the 300 level.

Minor Requirements

Hebrew 051 and 052 or Hebrew 061 and 062. Advanced students will take two electives instead of the above courses. Two courses from the following: Hebrew 236, 242, 245, 248, 279, 379. Electives: Any two Hebrew courses above 100 level.

Ancient Mediterranean Studies Minor

  1. Greek, Hebrew or Latin C051-52
  2. One of these courses: GHR Classics 251 (Classical G & R Mythology); 252 (Comparative Mythology); 242 (Hebrew Myth and Legend); or 254 (Classical Epic).
  3. Two units of GHR Classics 263, The Ancient City (cycle of five cities offered; Byzantium in Spring 1998; Periclean Athens in Spring 1999).
  4. One Additional course at or above the 100 level from this department or from another department such as Anthropology, Art History, Religion, History or Philosophy, as approved by a GHR Classics department adviser.

Year Abroad

Students declaring concentration in the Department of Hebrew and Near Eastern Languages 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. Stu dents 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.

Spoken Hebrew Ulpan

An intensive Hebrew course of 60 hours with exclusive emphasis on the spoken language will be offered during three weeks of the summer recess; four credits are granted.

The course is offered on three levels and makes extensive use of audiovisual aids including special tapes, records, transparencies, Hebrew broadcasts, etc. The course also utilizes Israeli newspapers in simplified Hebrew and contemporary Hebrew. The st udents learn in a pleasant Hebrew atmosphere that motivates them to progress rapidly without the pressure of a regular course.

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 co ntent) 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.

HISTORY

David M. Jacobs,

Advising Coordinator
(215) 204-7966
DJACOBS@VM.TEMPLE.EDU

B.A. Major Requirements

NOTE: Requirements for History are likely to change as of Spring 2000. Updated requirements will be available on the History Department's web page: http://www.temple.edu/histdept

36 credits (12 courses) in history, including at least 24 credits (8 courses) Upper Level (numbered above 100)

Foundation Courses: Any two History Courses numbered from 50 to 119

Distribution Courses: Two courses in each area: American, European, and Third World. In each geographic area one course must be Upper Level; the other course may be either Core or Upper Level One History Writing Seminar: W386, W387, W388 or W397

Optional Tracks: While completing the above requirements for a History Major or Minor, a student may choose to specialize in a specific area of concentration by selecting 5 Upper Level courses with the help of a History department faculty adviso r. Upon completion of the requirements for a track, a student will receive a certificate from the History department. Available tracks include: American history; European history; Third World history; military-diplomatic history and international relation s; comparative social and cultural history/urban history; women's history; and history of minorities.

Minor Requirements

18 credits (6 courses) including

Foundation course: one course numbered 50 to 119;

Upper level courses: 9 credits (3 courses)

Electives: two courses either Core or upper level

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

214 Anderson Hall
(215) 204-1770

The two semester Intellectual Heritage Program provides a unique commonality in the education of Temple University undergraduates: close reading and discussion of a common interdisciplinary syllabus based on primary texts and documents, reflecting valu es and seminal ideas that have influenced our thinking and helped shape our institutions, from ancient times to present.

Intellectual Heritage is required of all entering undergraduate students. Satisfactory completion of all English 40 requirements and English C050 is prerequisite to IH X051. IH X051 is prerequisite to IH X052. Honors sections are offered as IH X091 and X092, respectively.

ITALIAN

Mariquita G. Noris, Adviser
(215) 204-8278

B.A. Major Requirements

Prerequisites for the courses below:

Italian 0051, 0052, C061, C062, with C work or equivalent placement.

Required courses: Nine courses including: Italian 0223-0224, three literature courses at the 0300 level, and no more than two courses below the 0200 level.

Minor Requirements

A minor in Italian consists of a minimum of 18 credits: six courses above the level of Italian 0051, including at least one course at the 0100 level and two courses at the 0200 level.

Special Foreign Language Certificate in Italian

Students who complete 20 s.h. in the following sequence in Italian are eligible for a special Foreign Language Certificate. The number of s.h. required may be reduced by equivalency or proficiency placement.

Italian 0051 - Elements I
Italian 0052 - Elements II
Italian 0061 - Intermediate I
Italian 0062 - Intermediate II
Italian 0127 - Italian for Business and Travel
**One of the following: Italian W133 (Composition & Conversation), Italian 0220 (Culture and Civilization), W250 (Advanced Grammar) .

Honors in Italian

To be considered for Honors in Italian, students must: (1) be recommended to the Chair of the Department by the Italian faculty adviser; (2) complete the requirements for the concentration in Italian with a GPA of at least 3.50; (3) have an overall GPA of at least 3.25.

Study Abroad

Students declaring a major in the department are permitted and encouraged to study abroad. Temple has its own campus in Rome which offers courses in art, architecture, arts and sciences, and international business. Each semester upper class and MFA stu dents from Temple and other universities study in Rome in programs designed to take advantage of the city's rich resources.

Students interested in these programs should discuss their plans early with the Italian faculty adviser.

JEWISH STUDIES

Laura Levitt, Director
(215) 204-4745

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 Je wish people throughout the world from the beginnings of recorded history to the present day.

B.A. Major Requirements

  • Language: Hebrew 0062 or its equivalent in fluency approved by a faculty adviser.
  • Coursework: Twelve courses drawn from the Jewish Studies curriculum, including one introductory course (JS 0110-0122), two courses in religion, two in history, two in Hebrew language or literature, and the capstone course (W342).

Distinction in Major

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.

Minor Requirements

  • 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 (JS110-122), one course in religion, one in history, and one in Hebrew language or literature.

LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES

Rosario Espinal, Director
(215) 204-7527

The Latin American Studies Center offers three academic programs for undergraduates: the Latin American Studies Major, the Latin American Studies Certificate, and the Latin American Studies Semester (LASS).

B.A. Major Requirements

12 courses (36 semester hours) distributed as follows:

  • Majors must take Latin American Studies C050 or the Latin American Studies Semester Program (LASS);
  • Majors must take four Latin American Studies courses (Not including LAS C050, LAS 0100 given only as part of LASS, or LAS W315, the capstone course);
  • Majors must take either Spanish 0230 or Spanish 0240 or any 0300 level Spanish-American literature course;
  • Six additional courses numbered 0100 or above to be chosen from a list of approximately 25 eligible courses maintained by the Latin American Studies faculty council;
  • Majors complete their requirements with the writing intensive Latin American Studies Seminar (LAS W315).

Minor Requirements

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 100 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 100 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 L ASS, 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.

MUSIC

Janet M. Yamron, Adviser
(215) 204-8301

Academic Advising Center
(215) 204-7971

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:

Freshman Year 1st sem. 2nd sem.
Aural Theory 0041, 0042 2 2
Intro. to Th. & Lit. 0045 2 0
Secondary Piano 0005, 0006 1 1
Choral Ensemble 1 1
Theory C143 3 3
Composition C050 3 0
Intellect. Heritage X051 0 3
Physics C067 3 0
Mathematics C055 0 3
Arts/Related Arts 3 3
15 16
Sophomore Year
Aural Theory 0141, 0142 2 2
Theory 0144, C243 3 3
Secondary Piano 0105, 0106 1 1
Choral Ensemble 1 1
Music in History 0160, 0161 2 2
Individual and Society 3 0
Intellectual Heritage X052 3 0
Related Arts 0 3
Music Elective 0 2
15 14
Junior Year
Choral Ensemble 1 1
Conducting 0123, 0124 1 1
Counterpoint 0343 0 2
Orchestration 0242 2 0
Music in History W260, W261 3 3
American Culture 0 3
Mathematics 0
Foreign Language 0061, 0062 3 3
*Academic Elective 3 0
Science B/Computer Application C315 0 3
16/17 16
Senior Year
International Studies 3 3
*Academic Elective 3 3
American Music C086 3 0
Hist. Am. Pop & Jazz 0135 0 3
Conducting 0330, 0331 2 2
Music Elective 3 3
Music Electives 0 2
Choral Ensemble 1 0
15 16

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.

Minor Requirements

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:

  • A minimum of seven credits must be chosen from the approved list of music history, music theory, and music literature courses.
  • As many as nine credits may be chosen from the approved list of applied (performing) music lessons and ensembles. However, the applied music courses are optional and are not required for the minor. These remaining nine credits can be selected from eit her or both of the two categories. Contact the Associate Dean for the list of approved courses.

PHILOSOPHY

Richard Shusterman, Chair

(215) 204-0109

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 st udy of philosophy.

Major Requirements

  • 0100 Introduction to Philosophy
    or 0191 Introduction to Philosophy
    or C050 Philosophical Challenges to the Individual
  • C066 Introduction to Logic
  • 0161 History of Philosophy-Greek
  • 0172 History of Philosophy-Modern
  • 0222 Contemporary Ethical Theory
    or 0226 Classics in Moral Philosophy
  • 0298 Senior Seminar
    or 0293 Pre-Law Tutorial
    or 0294 Pre-Med Tutorial
  • Six additional philosophy courses at the Arts and Sciences level.

Minor Requirements

To minor in philosophy, a minimum of 18 semester hours must be completed including:

  • 0100 Introduction to Philosophy or C050 Philosophical Challenges to the Individual
  • 0055 Critical Thinking or C066 Introduction to Logic
  • 0121 Introduction to Ethical Theory or 0222 Contemporary Ethical Theory or 0226 Classics in Moral Philosophy
  • 0161 History of Philosophy-Greek or 0172 History of Philosophy-Modern
  • Two additional philosophy courses numbered 0100 or above.

POLITICAL SCIENCE

Bernard Mennis, Department Chair

(215) 204-7536

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 subfields of the discip line. 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. Thus, in addition to the subfields named above, they may also take courses in public policy and administration and urban politics.

Major Requirements

The requirement for the political science major is 10 courses or 30 s.h. in political science including four required courses: Political Science C051 (American Political System), Political Science C052 (Foreign Governments and Politics) or Political Sc ience C053 (International Politics), 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 offer ings numbered 0103 or above. Not more than two supervision-type courses may count toward the six 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 administration, and urban politics.

Minor Requirements

Students may earn a minor in political science by completing six s.h. of political science from C051, C052 or C053, W0101, and 12 s.h. of political science at the level of courses numbered 0103 or above.

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 gra duate 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, compar ative 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 availabl e during each spring priority registration. Prerequisites are a 3.2 cumulative average, a 3.3 average in political science, completion of two of the four required political science courses, and admission by the departmental Honors Coordinator. Students ma y 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), earlie r admission insures a wider choice of seminar offerings over the course of a student's junior and senior year in the program.

Joint Program in Political Economy

Susan Wolcott, Contact person,
Economics
8th floor, Ritter Annex
(215) 204-8887

Richard Deeg, Contact person,
Political Science
4th floor, Gladfelter Hall
(215) 204-7123

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. By completing the six course sequence outlined below, students graduate with a certificate in political economy. Students also must complete all the requirements of a standard major; if that major be political science or economics, the relevant courses within the political economy sequence may also satisfy major requirements. 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 poli cymaking process, as well as a better understanding of how government actions affect the process of economic change.

For these reasons the political science and economics departments offer an interdisciplinary program leading to a B.A. degree with additional specialization in political economy. The program is open to all matriculated undergraduate students. Applicant s 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.

Requirements for Certificate in Political Economy

The political economy certificate consists of two components: required University Core courses at the lower-division level and elective courses at the upper-division level. In addition to taking the courses outlined below, graduating seniors receiving a certificate in political economy must also complete the requirements of a standard major (usually either political science or economics). Courses which satisfy the political economy requirement and also fulfill the student's major's requirements may c ount towards both.

University Core-all students must take the following core courses:

C051 (or H091) Macroeconomic Principles
C052 (or H092) Microeconomic Principles

OR in lieu of the above two courses students may take

C053 Economic Principles
C051 (or H091) The American Political System

AND either 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 corre spond to their own substantive interests. Students should plan their schedules well in advance, since many courses are not offered each semester.

Economics

0220 Economics of Development and Growth
0235 American Economic History
0237 European Economic History
0246 Public Finance
0248 Economics of State and Local Government
0255 (or W255) The Economics of Energy
0262 (or W262) Health Economics
0265 Social Economics
0270 Economics of Labor Markets
0271 Labor Market Institutions and Policies
0272 Women in the Economy
0281 Government Regulation of Business
0285 Urban Economics

Political Science

0135 Urban Politics and Problems
0141 The Politics of Inequality
0151 Public Policy Analysis
0152 Environmental Policy
0158 Business and Public Policy
0238 East Asia and the United States
0244 (or W244) Politics of Modern Capitalism
0261 Politics of Multinational Corporations
0273 Marxism and Politics
0276 Democracy, Capitalism, and Socialism

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 Quanti tative 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 G raduate Chair for admission procedures and current program information.

PSYCHOLOGY

Michael J. Lewis, Chair
(215) 204-7321

Margo A. Storm, Undergraduate Adviser
(215) 204-3409

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), Biol ogy 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
0141 Social Psychology
0150 Psychopathology
0151 Theories of Personality
0170 Industrial and Organizational Psychology

Group II/Prerequisites: (See individual course listings for prerequisites.)

0103 Behavioral Neuroscience
0104 Cognitive Neuroscience
0105 Learning and Motivation
0108 Cognition: Memory, Language, and Thought
0111 Sensation and Perception
0128 Measurement

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 p ermission.

W270 Series: Research Methods.

A:
W270 Learning and Motivation (0105)
W271 Sensation and Perception (0111)
W272 Measurement (0128)
W275 Behavioral Neuroscience (0103, 0104)
W276 Cognition (0108)

B:
W274 Personality and Social Psychology (0141, 0150, 0151, or 0170)
W278 Developmental Psychology (0131)

Group IV/Prerequisites: Completion of the requirements in Groups I and II.

0315 History and Systems
0320 Series: Topics in Psychology

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 sequences replaces one of the Group II courses and Psychology 0328 is also required for the Honors program.

Minor Requirements

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 90 credit hours.

Course Requirements for Cognitive Neuroscience Minor

Core Course: Psychology 104, Introduction to Cognitive Neuroscience (3 s.h.)

Required Disciplinary Core Courses (7 s.h.), Psychology 108, Cognition (3 s.h.) (Prerequisite: Psychology 51), Communication Sciences 235, Introduction to Neuroanatomy and Neurophysiology (4 s.h.)

Elective Courses (choose 3 for 9 s.h.) Biology 352, Neurobiology (3 s.h.) (Requires permission of instructor), Biology 356, Origin and Development of the Nervous system (3 s.h.) (Prerequisite: Biology 204 or permission of instructor), English 11 1/Communication Science 108, Introduction to Linguistics (3 s.h.) Philosophy 144, Philosophy of Mind (3 s.h.) Psychology 327/329, Topics in Psychology (3 s.h.) Psychology 290, Independent Study in Cognitive Neuroscience (3 s.h.) (Prerequisites: Psychology 67, 122)

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 104 and 108 toward both their major and minor, and if they elected to take Psych 327 or Psych 329 for their minor, they would be required to take another 300 level course for their major.

RELIGION

Vasiliki Limberis, Adviser
(215) 204-1746
limberis@astro.temple.edu

The religion major emphasizes study of many different religious traditions, and examines the nature of religion as a living phenomenon.

B.A. Major Requirements

Requirements are flexible, but students should plan their programs in consultation with the Director of Undergraduate Studies. All students must take two (2) introductory courses.

Students must take Rel. C050 and C051 or Rel. C053 and then Rel. C052.

Note: No credit will be given for Religion C053 if one has already taken Religion C050 or Religion C051. No credit will be given for Religion C050 or Religion c051 if one has already taken Religion C053.

Students must take eight more courses as follows:

Of these eight seven must be advanced courses, 0100 or above including at least one from each of the following areas: Asian and African religions (0100 or above), Western religions (0200 or above), and religion and contemporary issues (0300 or above).

One of the seven advanced courses may be taken outside the Religion Department, in a field of related study, provided that CLA credit is given for such a course.

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.

Minor Requirements

To minor in religion, a minimum of six courses must be completed as follows:

Students must take Rel. C050 and C051 or Rel. C053 and then Rel. C052.

Students must take four more courses. Of these, three must be advanced courses, including at least one from each of the following areas: Asian and African religions (0100 or above), Western religions (0200 or above), and religion and contemporary issues (0300 or above).

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.

RUSSIAN

Maria Swiecicka-Ziemianek, Adviser
(215) 204-1768

B.A. Major in Russian Requirements

Prerequisites: Russian 0051, 0052, 0061, 0062

Ten courses (30 credits), including Russian 149 or 150, Russian W231-0232,

Russian 225 or 226 and four courses at the 300 level. All courses must be selected with the approval of the adviser.

Minor Requirements*

A minor in Russian consists of a minimum of 18 credits.

Russian

0061 Intermediate Russian I 3 s.h.

0062 Intermediate Russian II 3 s.h.

Russian 149 or 150 Comparative Slavic Literature 3 s.h.

W231 Composition and Conversation 3 s.h.

0232 Culture and Civilization 3 s.h.

One course in Russian 225 or 226, 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 0100, 0200, or 0300 level to equal a minimum of the total number of credits required.

Special Foreign Language Certificate in Russian
Students who complete 20 s.h. in the following sequence in Russian are eligible for a special Foreign Language Certificate.

Russian 0051 - Beginning I 4 s.h.
Russian 0052 - Beginning II 4 s.h.
Russian 0061 - 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 ()232 (Culture and Civilization), or an upper-level course approved by the program director.

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.

SOCIOLOGY

David Elesh, Chair

Michelle Byng, Undergraduate Chair
(215) 204-7760 Fax: (215) 204-3352

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 Individual and Society (Core course)
X051 Comparative Societal Development (Core course)

Each of the three courses listed below:

0201 Statistical Methods in Sociology
0241 Development of Sociological Thought
0260 Research Design and Methods

One of the following advanced method courses:

0301 Doing Sociological Fieldwork
0302 Data Analysis

One of the following writing intensive capstone courses:

W248 Complex Organizations
W249 Class in Modern Society
W256 Political Sociology

Two of the following research - intensive courses:

0218 Socialization
0245 Sociology of the Family
0246 Sexuality & Gender
0251 Urban Sociology
0256 Political Sociology

Two other sociology courses at the 0200 level and above.

One other sociology course.

Two social science courses at the 0100 level and above selected from a department other than Sociology.

The sociology program is intended to provide a varied set of study areas and courses, with emphasis on theoretical understandings and applied research skills. Students are encouraged to choose courses that meet their particular needs. However, for thos e who desire a more specific career-oriented program, the following course guidelines are recommended for choosing electives in sociology. These lists show integrated areas of interest. They are not specialized programs and do not, therefore, confer on th e student any formal qualifications for specialized careers or job openings: Pre-Law: 0203, 0248, 0249, 0256, 0270, 0283. Social Work/Counseling: 0205, 0212, 0215, 0216, 0218, 0245, 0246, 0247, 0252, 0257. Applied Social Research: 0258, 0260, 0301, 0302. It is also recommended that students choose substantive courses such as 0212, 0232, 0245, 0248, and 0279, which rely heavily on research findings.

Minor Requirements

To obtain a minor in sociology, students must complete 18 hours of courses in sociology. Sociology C050 or C051 is required. Of the remaining 15 hours, 12 must be at the 0200 level or higher.

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
(215) 204-1707

B.A. in Spanish Major Requirements

A student has two options within a major in Spanish: I ( Language, Literature, and Linguistics); or II ( Language and Professional Studies).

Degree Requirements

  • University Core curriculum. All students admitted fall, 1990 and thereafter must successfully complete the University Core requirements.
  • College of Liberal Arts requirements. Please see CLA Requirements.

Prerequisites

For either option, students must complete Spanish C061 (Intermediate Spanish) or the equivalent.

Course Requirements

Students selecting the Spanish major must achieve competence in Spanish language skills in conjunction with qualification in either Literature/Linguistics or Professional Studies as outlined in Major Options I and II below. Spanish W215 (the capstone c ourse) is a requirement of all majors, and a prerequisite for all 300 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 o f 7 courses may be taken at the 100 and 200 levels and, of these, no more than 3 may be 100 level courses. Two Portuguese courses may be taken to substitute for one of the required 100 or 200 level Spanish courses. A minimum of 3 courses must be taken a t the 300 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 100 and 200 l evels; no more than three may be from the 100 level. Three business and translation courses are required at the 200 level as well as one of the following: 240, 241. Two Portuguese courses may be taken to substitute for one required 100 or 200 level Span ish course. A minimum of two courses must be taken at the 300 level.

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 co urses 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.)

Additional Specialization in Multilingual Business and Government Studies

The Department offers a 55 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 gov ernment 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 L atin 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. Students who work or those who are unable or do not desire to complete the entire program may take as many courses in it as they wish.

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 th e 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, com munication, government and social service. See your Advisor or contact the Department for more information.

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 Oc tober 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 stu dents 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 studen ts may be granted credit from Temple University after submitting proper credentials for established foreign study programs at institutions approved by the Department.

Students interested in a junior year abroad, or a summer school abroad, should discuss their plans early with their faculty adviser and the Chair of the Department.

WOMEN'S STUDIES

Rebecca Alpert, Advising Coordinator
(215) 204-6953

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 cultu ral 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 inc ludes 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. (See descriptions below.) 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.

Minor Requirements

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.

Women's Studies Courses

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.

Cognate Courses

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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