Undergraduate Bulletin Updated for 1997-1998

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How to Use this Updated version of the 1996-98 Bulletin

(Undergraduate Bulletin Updated for 1997-1998)

Updated material has been put into the 1996-98 Undergraduate Bulletin to provide more current information for students entering Temple in the Fall of 1997. These areas are in maroon print. Check with your advisor and department for other updates.

The Undergraduate Bulletin is prepared every two years (the most recent is 1996-98 Undergraduate Bulletin) by the Office of the Provost to present specific information about undergraduate academic programs and general information about Temple University. Although every effort is made to provide complete and accurate information, the descriptions of programs and policies are announcements only and in no way serve as a contract. Because the Bulletin's publishing process must begin months prior to the beginning of the academic year, programs, courses, and other information are subject to change.

Temple students are the largest group of Bulletin readers, but it also is used by prospective students, their families, and Temple faculty and administrators. Additional information is available in other University publications. In the Bulletin, these are referred to in italics. References to other sections in the Bulletin are made in bold type.

If you are a prospective student, you also should read the Undergraduate Admission Application and the Prospectus or brochure from the Temple school or college in which you are interested. These are available from the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. See Undergraduate Admissions.

If you are a new student at Temple this year, you have obtained this Bulletin at your New Student Workshop. You should retain it since it contains the requirements of programs into which you will be enrolling. For that reason, your advisers may refer to these years, 1996-1998, as your "Bulletin year."

New and current students as well as other Temple people will find information in the Bulletin useful for many reasons. A glance at the Table of Contents will show how the material is presented.

Next is information about Academic Programs and Policies. A chart, titled Programs Offered lists both the undergraduate and the post-baccalaureate programs, indicating at which campuses they may be completed and where in the Bulletin details about them may be found.

General Information is important to all undergraduates. Students also will find information about admissions, registration, financial aid, and campus life and student services in the Undergraduate Admissions Application, the Undergraduate Financial Aid Application Packet, the Directory of Classes, published each semester by the Office of the Registrar, and the Student Handbook.

In addition to information about academic opportunities, this section also describes Academic Support Resources -- offices and individuals who want to help students not only with academic difficulties but also to achieve academic excellence.

The third major section of the Bulletin contains specific information about each of Temple's Schools and Colleges. Readers can learn about the history and goals, admissions requirements and other regulations of each school, and detailed academic information -- the graduation requirements and program descriptions and requirements. This information will be of particular interest to students as they decide which major to select. Readers again may want to refer to each school and college's Prospectus or brochure, available in the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.

Included with each school and college are the Course Descriptions of all courses offered during academic years 1996-1998. These are listed by department. University Honors courses are described in a separate section. Students will want to read these descriptions to learn what subject matter will be explored in a particular course. **  **  **