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German

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

B.A. Major Requirements

German

0225 (Advanced German I) and 0226 (Advanced German II), 0231 (Composition and Conversation), 0232 (Culture and Civilization), six courses in German literature and/or language on the 0300 level, including German 0309 (History of the German Language) or an approved course in linguistics. All courses must be selected with the approval of the adviser. Mittelstufenprufung Zertifikat Deutsch - exams and Prufung Wirtschaftsdeutsch are available.

Minor Requirements

German Communications

This minor is intended to develop communications skills, both written and oral, from German into English, and vice versa. It will provide an adequate basic vocabulary for business and travel. The student will become acquainted with pertinent recent information on the cultural, intellectual, political, and business conditions in Central Europe. The internationally recognized proficiency test, Zertifikat Deutsch and Prufung Wirtschaftsdeutsch, are available to the student upon completion of the following course of study.

German

Total 21 s.h.

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Slavic

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

B.A. Major Requirements

Russian

0225 (Advanced Russian I) and 0226 (Advanced Russian II), 0231 (Conversation and Composition), 0232 (Culture and Civilization), five courses in Russian literature on the 0300 level, and a course in linguistics; a course in Russian or East European history. All courses must be selected with the approval of the adviser.

Total 21 s.h. If students test out of Russian C061-C062, they are requested to take courses on the 0200-0300 level to equal a minimum of 21 credits.

Minor Requirements

Russian

Total 21 s.h. If students test out of Russian C061-C062, they are requested to take courses on the 0200-0300 level to equal a minimum of 21 credits.

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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:
    1. Advanced courses in Greek and/or Latin.
    2. Courses in Classical Culture (e.g., Classical Mythology)
    3. 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.

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 interested 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: C062 or equivalent. Hebrew 0121, 0236, 0250, five Hebrew courses on the 0300 level (also acceptable, 0233), and one Bible course on the 0300 level.

Minor Requirements

Hebrew 0051 and 0052 or Hebrew C061 and C062. Advanced students will take two electives instead of the above courses. Two courses from the following: Hebrew 0129, 0130, 0236, 0242, 0245, 0248, 0250, and 0279. Electives include any two courses above 0100.

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. Students 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 students 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 content) 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.

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History

David M. Jacobs, Advising Coordinator
(215) 204-7966

B.A. Major Requirements

36 credits (12 courses) in history, including at least 24 credits
Upper Level (numbered above 100)
Foundation Courses: Any two history courses numbered from 50 to 119 (C060, C061, C062, C063, C065, C066, 101, 102, 103, 105, 106, 109, 110, 115, 116, 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 may be either Core or upper level.
One history writing seminar: W386, W387, W388, or W397
Optional Tracks: A history major (or minor) may choose to specialize in a specific area of concentration by selecting five upper level courses from recommended sequences or with the help of an adviser. 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 relations; 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.

Advising

Each history major is assigned a departmental adviser who acts as a mentor and helps the student choose appropriate courses.

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Intellectual Heritage Program

Stephen C. Zelnick, Director
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 values 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 ELECT requirements and Composition C050 is prerequisite to IH X051. IH X051 is prerequisite to IH X052. Honors sections are offered as IH X091 and X092, respectively.

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Italian

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

B.A. Major Requirements

Note: Italian literature courses in translation do not count toward major/minor.

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.

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 students 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.

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Jewish Studies

Norbert Samuelson, Advising Coordinator
(215) 242-4181

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

B.A. Major Requirements

  1. Language: Hebrew 0062 or its equivalent in fluency approved by a faculty adviser.
  2. 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

  1. Language: Hebrew 0061 or its equivalent in fluency approved by a faculty adviser.
  2. 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.

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Latin American Studies

Philip Evanson, 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:

  1. Latin American Studies C050 or the Latin American Studies Semester Program (LASS) serve as a prerequisite;
  2. Majors must take any four of seven Latin American Studies interdisciplinary courses (LAS 0129, 0130, 0145, 0160, 0167, 0170, 0189);
  3. Majors must take either Spanish 0230 or Spanish 0240 or any 0300 level Spanish-American literature course;
  4. 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;
  5. Majors complete their requirements with the writing intensive Latin American Studies Seminar (LAS W315).

Latin American Studies Certificate

The Latin American Studies Certificate is designed to be of particular value to students who intend to engage in technical, professional, non-profit, business, or governmental work involving Latin America. The multi-disciplinary approach fostered by the Center's diverse faculty enables the student majoring in a particular curriculum to expand the study of Latin America beyond the confines of any individual field of concentration. For the certificate, a student must complete seven 3 s.h. courses in subjects with a Latin American emphasis. Other than Latin American Studies, no more than three courses may be taken in any curriculum. Students must maintain a GPA of at least 3.0 in their Latin American content courses and demonstrate a reading knowledge and speaking facility of Spanish or Portuguese. In addition to courses on Latin America available in different departments through the University, the Latin American Studies Center offers the following courses:

Each semester, students may obtain from the Latin American Studies Center a list of courses being offered the following term which deal with Latin America and which will count toward completion of the certificate requirements.

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 LASS, 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 travelled 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.

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Linguistics

Louis Mangione, Director
(215) 204-8247

B.A. Major Requirements

Prerequisites
One survey of linguistics -

Two courses in a language other than English

Required Courses - One course in syntax and syntactic theory -

One course in phonology and phonological theory - Electives
A minimum of 24 credits including courses in linguistics independent study, foreign language courses (no more than two), or the linguistics-related courses chosen with the approval of an adviser.

Minor Requirements

Required Courses
(same as for Concentration in Linguistics)
English 0211 or Linguistics 0501
Communication Sciences 0209 or
Linguistics 0502
Electives
At least 12 semester hours in courses chosen from electives in consultation with adviser.

Departmental Distinction in Major

To graduate with Distinction in Major in Linguistics, a student must be a major and meet all of the four following criteria:

  1. Successful completion of at least one course in the honors program. (Includes English 0211, which is cross-listed as an honors course.)
  2. A grade of A in both the required syntax and phonology courses.
  3. A GPA of at least 3.6 for all courses in the linguistics program, including electives.
  4. A GPA of at least 3.25 for all college work.

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Mathematics

Orin Chein, Director of Undergraduate Mathematics
(215) 204-7846

Mathematics majors may select either the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) program, which includes foreign language study, or the Bachelor of Science (B.S.) program, which has a higher concentration of mathematics and science courses. Either program is suitable preparation for graduate study in mathematics. The B.S. program can be combined with the department's M.A. program, leading to the M.A. degree after five years of study.

The department offers a joint program with the Department of Physics leading to the B.S. degree, and a joint program with the Department of Economics leading to the B.A. degree. Students in the regular mathematics B.S. program can elect the applied track, with specialization in either Physics, Computer and Information Science, or Applied Science. Students who plan careers as secondary school mathematics teachers may choose to take a five year interdisciplinary program, offered jointly with the College of Education, that leads to a bachelor's degree in mathematics, teaching certification, and a master's degree in education.

Common Requirements

The following courses are required for all degree programs except the B.A. program in Mathematical Economics. All must be passed with a grade of C- or better.

Three semesters of calculus (Mathematics C085, C086, 0127). One semester of computer programming (Computer and Information Science C059 or C061 or 0071 or Physics 0161).

B.A. Major Requirements

In addition to the common requirements, the following courses are required for the B.A. program in mathematics. All courses must be passed with a grade of C- or better.

Two additional courses selected from the following:

**Mathematics 0227 and Economics 0283 cannot both be counted for credit for the major

B.S. Major Requirements

In addition to the common requirements, all students desiring a B.S. in Mathematics must complete the following courses with a grade of C - or better.

They must also complete one of the following four tracks:
  1. Traditional Track
  2. Physics Applied Track
    The student must take Mathematics 0351 and complete a minor in physics. Physics 184 may be substituted for Math 0351 but not be used in completing the physics minor.
  3. Computer and Information Science Applied Track
    Mathematics Computer and Information Science
  4. Applied Science Track
    The student is required to complete the requirements for the minor in Applied Science for mathematics majors, offered by the College of Engineering, and to take either Mathematics 0254 (Numerical Analysis II) or Mathematics 0350 (Applied Mathematics).

Interdisciplinary B.S. Degree in Mathematics and Physics

In addition to the common requirements, the student is required to complete, with a grade of C- or better, Mathematics 0205 (Modern Algebra), Mathematics W251 (Differential Equations I), Mathematics 0351 and the following physics courses:

The Combined B.S./M.A. Program

To participate in this five year program, a mathematics major should be enrolled in the traditional track mathematics B.S. program. Application to continue in the M.A. program is made to the Graduate Chair of the department no later than the second semester of the junior year, preferably when the student has earned between 70 and 90 credit hours. To be accepted by the M.A. program, a student must have a GPA of at least 3.25 in mathematics courses when the application is made.

B.S. Course Requirements

In the first four years of study, the student should complete the common require-ments, and the following additional courses.

Physics

Mathematics Two additional courses, selected from the following list:

If the Core requirements have also been met, the student will be awarded the B.S. degree at the conclusion of this portion of the program. All courses must be passed with a grade of C- or better.

Fifth Year Course Requirements

The student will take a total of six graduate level courses, numbered 0500 or above, or selected from the following list:

Examination Requirement

At the end of the fifth year, the student must either write and defend a master's thesis or pass one of the following examinations: the Master's Comprehensive Examination in Pure Mathematics, the Master's Comprehensive Examination in Applied Mathematics, or the Ph.D. Combined Comprehensive Examination (M.A. level pass).

B.A. in Mathematical Economics

This is a joint degree program offered with the Department of Economics. The required courses are as follows (it is not necessary to complete all of the courses listed above as common requirements). All courses must be passed with a grade of C- or better.

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

One semester of computer programming (Computer and Information Science C059 or C061 or 0071).

Mathematics

Economics In addition to these courses, every major in Mathematical Economics must take two additional mathematics courses numbered 0200 or higher, and two additional economics courses* as approved by the adviser.

*Mathematics 0227 and Economics 0283 cannot both be counted for credit for the major

Minor Requirements

Three semesters of calculus (Mathematics C085, 0086, and 0127).

One semester of computer programming (Computer and Information Science C059 or C061 or 0071 or 0161).

Linear algebra (Mathematics 0147).

Five additional mathematics courses numbered 0200 or above; or Mathematics W141 and four mathematics courses numbered 0200 or above.

Distinction in Mathematics

A student who wishes to graduate with Distinction in Mathematics should apply to the Director of Undergraduate Mathematics no later than the second semester of the junior year. The following requirements must be met.

  1. All requirements for the B.A. or B.S. degree in mathematics must be met with a GPA of at least 3.50 in the mathematics courses.
  2. At the time of graduation, the student's overall GPA, including all college level courses must be at least 3.25.
  3. The student must either give a 30 minute talk to the Mathematics Majors Association - with an audience including at least three faculty members - on a topic not part of his or her course of study; or pass a graduate course numbered 0500 or above with a grade of at least B-, and have the instructor of that course write a supporting letter. If the first option is selected, the faculty attending the talk should reach consensus on whether or not the talk merits distinction, and inform the Director of Undergraduate Mathematics of their decision; and in the case of the second option, the instructor of the graduate course should communicate a verbal evaluation of the student's performance to the Director of Undergraduate Mathematics.

The Mathematics Department Executive Committee will review all applications for graduation with Distinction in Mathematics, and forward its recommendations to the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences.

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