College of Liberal Arts (CLA)

Courses

CLA 5001. Language Study for Graduate Students. 3 Credit Hours.

Language Study for Graduate Students introduces students to the elements of grammar, syntax, style, and translation of languages necessary for graduate work in a variety of fields. Instruction is tailored to students' needs, and may include elementary grammatical study, reading comprehension of scholarly and literary texts in the target language, conversation, and prose and oral composition. This course is designed to assist graduate students who need further preparation for their required language exams, but it will not be used for credits towards degree requirements. Students must consult department chair/program director for proper language placement.

Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate.

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits.

CLA 5019. Introduction to Cultural Analytics. 3 Credit Hours.

This course introduces students to research methods used to study cultural objects in digital form. The shift from print to digital materials, and from museum-based artifacts to digital reproductions, has profound implications for research in human culture. It creates new possibilities for research questions by making it possible to employ computational research methods for the first time. This course teaches students to understand the strengths and limitations of each method. Using techniques like textual analysis, network analysis, GIS, 3D-modeling, virtual reality, and critical making, researchers can investigate different aspects of their materials and discover patterns that are imperceptible without computational analysis. It provides students an overview of research methods in cultural analytics and gives them the opportunity to explore the possibilities and limitations implicit in working with cultural objects in digital form. By the end of the semester, students will understand the range of data types used in cultural analysis, the different tool types available to work with them, and the major theoretical implications inherent in these new processes.

Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate.

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits.

CLA 5999. Research Experience. 0 Credit Hours.

Research Experience provides graduate students laboratory experiences/research practices prior to undertaking independent, directed, master project, master’s thesis, or dissertation research. This course allows graduate students the opportunity to learn to use laboratory equipment, designing and carrying out an experiment(s), collecting preliminary data, field experiences, and participation in laboratory meeting, etc. with faculty which may lead to identifying a faculty mentor. The course will be graded as Pass or Fail. The Research Experience is a non-repeatable course. After the completion of this Research Experience course, students will need to be enrolled in independent study, directed research, master’s research, master’s thesis, dissertation proposal, or dissertation if they continue in an active research program.

Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate.

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits.

CLA 8985. Teaching in Higher Education: Liberal Arts. 1 to 3 Credit Hour.

This course is required for any student seeking Temple's Teaching in Higher Education Certificate. The course introduces current research on learning and human development, best teaching practices, and reflective approaches to teaching. It includes experiential components, including peer review of teaching and syllabus creation. All topics are considered through the lens of teaching in the Liberal Arts. Students may enroll without prior teaching experience.

Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate.

Repeatability: This course may be repeated for a total of 3 credit.