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African American studies

Glendola A. Mills, Undergraduate Director
(215) 204-8480

Major Requirements

Five additional courses are needed. At least three must be above the 0100 level. Two of these three upper level courses may be chosen from courses having substantial relevant content from history, sociology, political science, English, anthropology, geography and urban studies, economics, psychology, American studies, or speech communication. Students should clear any outside courses to be used for the major with the department adviser prior to registration.

Minor Requirements

Three additional courses in African American Studies above the 0100 level.

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American Studies

Patricia Bradley, Director
(215) 204-3419

Major Requirements

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

  1. American Biography and Work
  2. American Culture
  3. Place in American Life
  4. Diversity in America
  5. Change in America

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 well as choices from all other American Studies classes. In addition, students must complete the capstone class AS W393 or Senior Independent Study AS W394 and at least 12 credits outside of the major selected in consultation with the American Studies director and congruent with an American Studies focus. Six of these credits should be in American history and literature.

The American Studies Program also offers sub-tracks with concentrations in Anthropology and Art History. Students should consult with the director to plan an individual program of study.

Minor Requirements

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

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Anthropology

Leonard Greenfield, Advising Coordinator
(215) 204-1489

Major Requirements

Minor Requirements

The minor in Anthropology consists of 18 credits.

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 anthro-pology program, in addition to those science courses required for admission to medical/dental/optometry/podiatry school, human biology students will be required to take five courses in biological anthropology, four courses in biology, two electives, and one course in cultural anthropology.

Interested students should contact the pre-med adviser at Sullivan Hall or the Anthropology Advising Coordinator.

Required Courses

Upper Level Courses

One of the following:
Anthropology

One Capstone:

Electives

Choose any two of the following:
Anthropology

* Topics vary and students may take this course more than once. Topics include Human Osteology, Primate anatomy, and Forensic Anthropology.
Biology Chemistry History Political Science Psychology Sociology Physical Therapy**
**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 above with the study of the theory and practice of ethnographic film and to gain a fuller understanding of the world's varied systems of visual representation.

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 can take courses in the departments of Broadcasting, Telecommunications, and Mass Media (BTM), Communication Science, Film and Media Arts (FMA), and Speech Communications in the School of Communications and Theater, depending on classroom space availability; 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

FMA BTM and
Anthropology or

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

  1. Theory
    FMA Communication Science
  2. Production
    FMA
  3. Description
    Anthropology American Studies English

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

  1. Studies/Research Anthropology FMA BTM Speech Communication English
  2. Production Anthropology BTM FMA

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Art

Marilyn Holsing, Advising Coordinator
(215) 204-7191

Major Requirements

A student must complete the following minimum studio and art history requirements.

To receive transfer credit for studio credits taken at other institutions a student must present a portfolio for each course. An evaluation will determine whether equivalent, elective, or no credit is to be awarded. The department will accept a maximum of 24 s.h. of transfer studio credits toward the major.

Students with a major in art must take at least 68 semester hours in CAS courses.

Courses taken in the major count toward the requirement to take 45 semester hours in upper-level courses.

Minor Requirements

To minor in art, a minimum of seven courses must be successfully completed, including the following:
Art

One of the following Printmaking courses:
Art Two additional studio electives at the 0100 level:
Art

To receive transfer credit for studio courses taken at other institutions, a student must present a portfolio for each course. An evaluation will determine whether equivalent, elective, or no credit is to be awarded. The department will accept a maximum of 6 s.h. of transfer studio credits towards the minor.

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Art History

Cynthia Lawrence, Adviser
(215) 204-7837

Art history courses may be used to fulfill the arts area of the Core; specific courses may be used to fulfill international studies or American culture Core curriculum requirements.

College of Arts and Sciences requirements: a minimum of 45 semester hours in CAS upper level courses (numbered 0100 and above) must be completed with a passing grade. All of the upper level art history classes will be counted towards the 45 semester hour minimum. Students will also need to fulfill CAS upper level distribution requirements: see Bachelor of Arts Requirements: Distribution Requirements.

Major Requirements

Two introductory art history courses from C051, C055, C056. One advanced lecture course of four semester hours from five of the following six groups: (1) Ancient, (2) Medieval, (3) Renaissance, (4) Baroque, (5) 19th Century, (6) 20th Century; a minimum of 12 additional hours in art history to be approved by the adviser; and one studio art course.

Departmental honors requires completion of the major requirements with a 3.5 or better GPA.

Minor Requirements

CAS: 19 semester hours in art history, including one introductory course (C051, C055, or C056) and four upper level courses (0100 or above), with the approval of the undergraduate adviser.

Tyler School of Art: 24 semester hours in art history, including two introductory courses (0055 and 0056) and four upper level courses (0100 or above), with the approval of the undergraduate adviser.

Junior Year Abroad

Students declaring a major in art history may, with the approval of the adviser, spend a semester or a year at Temple University Rome or Temple University Japan taking courses in art history and other subjects appropriate to the curriculum. Applications should be made early in the second semester of the sophomore year, or, at the latest, at the outset of the junior year for study abroad in the sixth semester at the University.

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Asian Studies

Benedict Stavis, Director
(215) 204-1644

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 politics, history, society, art, religion and philosophy, and literature, each student can construct a major suited to individual interests.

Major Requirements

Majors must complete 30 semester hours, six of which must come from the Asian Studies Core (AS 0115, 0116, C086, C084, or an equivalent as approved by adviser). In addition, students must take AS 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/departments. In addition, majors must complete the fourth 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 (AS 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 adviser 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.

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Biochemistry

Frank Chang and William Brinigar, Advisers
(215) 204-8843/7156

B.S. Major Requirements

The Biochemistry Concentration consists of fundamental biology and chemistry courses plus biochemistry lecture and laboratory courses: Chemistry 0371 (Biochemistry I), Chemistry 0372 (Biochemistry II), and Biology 0344 (Research Techniques).

Freshman Year

1st Semester
Chemistry

or Mathematics

2nd Semester
Chemistry

or Mathematics

Sophomore Year

1st Semester
Chemistry

Biology Physics or

2nd Semester
Chemistry

Biology Physics or

* Mathematics C075 Calculus with Applications I, 0076 Calculus with Applications II, and 0117 Elementary Calculus with Applications III are also acceptable but not preferred.

Junior Year

1st Semester
Biology

Chemistry Chemistry

2nd Semester
Biology

Chemistry One of the following Advanced Biology courses:
Biology Others are acceptable with the concurrence of biochemistry adviser.

Senior Year

1st Semester
Chemistry

2nd Semester
Chemistry

Biology

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Biology

Shepherd K. Roberts, Adviser
(215) 204-8854

B.A. Major Requirements

Freshman Year - Chemistry C071C072 (General) and Mathematics C0750076 or C0850086 (Calculus).

Sophomore Year - Biology 01030104 (Introduction to Biology). The prerequisites for this sequence are Chemistry C071C072 and Mathematics 00750076 or C0850086; the corequisite is Chemistry 01210122 (Organic).

Junior Year - Biology 0203 (Genetics) and Biology 0204 (Cell Structure and Function). The prerequisite for this sequence is Organic Chemistry 01210122. Biology 0204 has a prerequisite of Physics 0121 and a corequisite of Physics 0122.

Senior Year - four biology electives above the 0204 level. If the student has taken the necessary prerequisite courses, some of the biology elective courses may be taken before the senior year. Graduate level courses, described in the Graduate Bulletin, are available with special permission.

B.S. Major Requirements

Same required courses for the first three years of the B.A. program (see above). In addition, seven elective courses above the 0204 level, of which five must be in the Biology Department. As many as two courses may be taken from the following: Statistics 278; Math 117 or 127; Chemistry 231 and 232; Physics 161; Electrical Engineering Technology 104 and 176.

Students interested in concentrating on a specific area of biology may select their electives from one of the following areas:

  1. Cell and Developmental Biology
  2. Genetics and Molecular Biology
  3. Neurobiology and Behavior
  4. Biology of Organisms

Students wishing a broader exposure to biology may choose electives from any of the areas. Additional information is available in the Biology Department Office or from biology advisers.

Minor Requirements

Students interested in acquiring basic knowledge in biology but not wishing to major in the subject may pursue a minor by taking Biology 0103-0104 (Introduction to Biology) plus three biology electives at the 0200 level or above. Biology 0203 (Genetics) and 0204 (Cell Structure and Function) may be substituted for two of the three electives. (Minimum of 18 credits.)

Distinction in Biology

Students interested in laboratory research are encouraged to participate in the Biology Research Program. Distinction in Biology is awarded on the basis of independent laboratory projects conducted under the supervision of a faculty member. Admission to the program is by application to the Biology Department during the first semester of the junior year.

Elective Courses in Specific Areas*

*Some electives are listed under two separate areas because their content is relevant to both.

Biology of Organisms

Biology

Neurobiology and Behavior

Biology

Cell and Developmental Biology

Biology

Genetics and Molecular Biology

Biology

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Chemistry

Donald D. Titus, Director of Undergraduate Programs
(215) 204-7127

All prospective majors should schedule an advisory appointment with the department to plan a program of study as early in their Temple career as possible.

B.A. Major Requirements

Chemistry --
C071-C072, C073-C074
or C081-C082, C083-C084
or H091-H092, H093-H094 0121-0122, 0123-0124
or 0181-0182, 0183-0184
or 0191-0192, 0193-0194
0129*
0231-0232
0213
1 Advanced Chemistry**

Mathematics
C075-0076-0117
or C085-0086-0127
Physics
C087-C088
or 0121-0122
1 Advanced Science***

B.S. Major Requirements

Chemistry
C071-C072, C073-C074
or C081-C082, C083-C084
or H091-H092, H093-J094 0121-0122, 0123-0124
or 0181-0182, 0183-0184
or 0191-0192, 0193-0194
0129*
0231-0232
0213-W214
W237
0301 2 Advanced Chemistry**
Mathematics
C075-0076-0117
or C085-0086-0127 Physics
C087-C088
or 0121-0122
2 Advanced Sciences***

Five-year Master's Program

Chemistry majors in their junior year may apply for admission to the fifth year M.A. Program. Upon admission to the program and satisfactory completion of the program requirements, the student is assured of having a master's degree at the end of the 5th year. Interested students should contact their adviser for details.

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Composition

Dennis S. Lebofsky, Director
(215) 204-8518

Composition courses teach the rhetorical skills students need for effective presentation of information and ideas at the college level. Students ordinarily take Composition C050, a three-credit course in expository writing, in their first year or as soon as they have satisfied ELECT writing requirements, as Composition C050 is a prerequisite for IH X051 and IH X052. Their scores on the Sophomore Proficiency Test determine whether students will be required to register for Composition 0045, a three-credit refresher course in expository writing and analysis of texts.

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