Academic Offerings

Academic Offerings

The Department of African American Studies is an intellectual arena in which students learn to critically examine, analyze, interpret and affect the experiences, traditions, and dynamics of people of African descent, and by extension, to develop a fuller understanding of humankind.

Asian Studies draws on the resources of many departments to provide a comprehensive program of study on Asia (especially East Asia). The curriculum gives students a foundation for living or working in Asia, or continuing their studies through developing a cross-cultural sensitivity.

Jewish Studies offers students an interdisciplinary approach to the study of Jews, Jewishness, and Judaism.

Latin American Studies includes several programs that combine diverse, interdisciplinary curriculum with language, art, literature and religion courses.

Women's Studies extends to students across Temple. The program has more than 150 affiliated faculty members, a range of course.

The LGBTQIA minor is offered through the College of Liberal Arts and is an 18-credit minor.  Classes include subjects that cover gender, sociology and history.

Studies in Race helps students gain the knowledge and communications skills to help better understand a critical aspect of society and their own experience. Courses explore the different views of what race is and has been in the United States.

The Department of Religion is one of the first religion departments founded at a public university in the U.S. The department encourages the study and understanding of diverse cultures and practices in our community.

Race and Diversity courses develop a sophisticated understanding of race and racism as dynamic concepts, pointing to the ways in which race intersects with other group identifications such as gender, class, ethnicity, religion, age, sexual orientation and disability.