Bachelor of Arts in General Program

(College of Liberal Arts)

Students at Temple University, Japan Campus may, in consultation with the Major Coordinator and the Academic Advising Center, design an interdisciplinary major in the humanities (art history, Chinese, English, Japanese, Korean, philosophy, religion) or the Social Sciences (American studies, Asian studies, economics, history, political science, psychology).

The successful completion of the approved sequence of courses will lead to a Bachelor of Arts in General Program. A General Program major allows students to benefit from all the academic fields available at the Japan campus and to create an area of study that embraces an intellectual theme, such as environmental and population control, human rights, war and peace, or moral and ethical responsibilities.

The Bachelor of Arts in General Program is awarded by the College of Liberal Arts.

Summary of Requirements for the Degree

  1. University and College of Liberal Arts (CLA) Requirements
    • All Temple students must take a minimum of two writing-intensive courses as part of the major.
    • Students must complete the General Education curriculum.
    • Students must follow CLA requirements as specified in the CLA College Requirements section of the Undergraduate Bulletin.
  2. Major Requirements (minimum 45 credits)
    Major Concentration
    Select five (5) courses in one discipline from either the Social Science or Humanities division within the College of Liberal Arts.15
    At least three (3) of these five (5) courses must be upper level (2000+). 1
    Consult with the academic advisor for details.
    Major Concentration Course (upper level) 1
    Major Concentration Course (upper level) 1
    Major Concentration Course (upper level) 1
    Major Concentration Course (any level)
    Major Concentration Course (any level)
    Interdisciplinary Electives
    Select seven (7) courses from either the Social Science or Humanities division to which the Major Concentration belongs.21
    Courses selected for this requirement area must be from at least (3) different disciplines, other than the Major Concentration, within the selected division.
    At least four (4) of these seven (7) courses must be upper level (2000+). 1
    Consult with the academic advisor for details.
    Interdisciplinary Elective (upper level) 1
    Interdisciplinary Elective (upper level) 1
    Interdisciplinary Elective (upper level) 1
    Interdisciplinary Elective (upper level) 1
    Interdisciplinary Elective (any level)
    Interdisciplinary Elective (any level)
    Interdisciplinary Elective (any level)
    Opposite Division Electives
    Select three (3) courses from the division opposite from the selected concentration.9
    All three (3) courses selected for this requirement area must be upper level (2000+).
    Consult with the academic advisor for details.
    Opposite Division Elective (upper level)
    Opposite Division Elective (upper level)
    Opposite Division Elective (upper level)
    Total Credit Hours45
    1

    Of the minimum seven (7) upper level courses selected for the Major Concentration and Interdisciplinary Electives requirements, at least two (2) courses must be writing intensive.

Suggested Academic Plan

Please note that this is a suggested academic plan. Depending on your situation, your academic plan may look different.

Bachelor of Arts in General Program

Requirements for New Students starting in the 2016-2017 Academic Year

Year 1
FallCredit Hours
ENG 0802 or 0812Analytical Reading and Writing [GW]4
GenEd Quantitative Literacy Course [GQ]4
GenEd Breadth Course3
Foreign Language 1001 (first level)4
 Term Credit Hours15
Spring
IH 0851Mosaic: Humanities Seminar I [GY]3
Foreign Language 1002 (second level)4
GenEd Breadth Course3
Major Elective 1xxx (Track Concentration Department)3
Major Elective 1xxx (Track Non-Concentration Department)3
 Term Credit Hours16
Year 2
Fall
IH 0852Mosaic: Humanities Seminar II [GZ]3
GenEd Breadth Course3
GenEd Breadth Course3
Major Elective 1xxx (Track Concentration Department)3
Select one of the following:3-4
Foreign Language (third level)
 
GenEd World Society Course
 
Internationally Focused Course from Approved List
 
 Term Credit Hours16
Spring
GenEd Breadth Course3-4
GenEd Breadth Course3
GenEd Breadth Course3
Major Elective 2000+ (Track Non-Concentration Department 2)3
One Elective in any School or College3-4
 Term Credit Hours16
Year 3
Fall
One CLA/CST 2000+ course3
Major Elective 2000+ (Track Non-Concentration Department 3)3
Major Elective 2000+ (Track Concentration Department)3
One CLA/CST 2000+ course3
One CLA/CST 0800-4999 Course3
 Term Credit Hours15
Spring
One CLA/CST 2000+ course3
Major Elective 2000+ (Track Non-Concentration Department X)3
Major Elective 2000+ (Track Concentration Department)3
One CLA/CST 2000+ course3
Major Elective 2000+ (Outside Track, SS for HU or HU for SS)3
 Term Credit Hours15
Year 4
Fall
Major Elective 2000+ (Track Non-Concentration Department X)3
Major Elective 2000+/96/97/98 (Track Concentration Department WI)3
Major Elective 2000+ (Outside track, SS for HU or HU for SS)3
One CLA/CST 0800-4999 Elective3
One CLA/CST 0800-4999 Elective3
 Term Credit Hours15
Spring
Major Elective 2000+/96/97/98 (Track Non-Concentration Department X WI)3
Major Elective 2000+ (Track Non-Concentration Department X)3
One 2000+ CLA/CST course3
Major Elective 2000+ (Outside Track, SS for HU or HU for SS)3
One Elective 0800-4999 in any School or College3
 Term Credit Hours15
 Total Credit Hours: 123