General Studies Major Requirements

Declaration in or after Fall 2009

Last update: August 2016

Major Coordinator

Sachiko Horiguchi (shorigu@tuj.temple.edu)

Major Overview

Students at TUJ 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 B.A. in general studies. A general studies 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.

University and College of Liberal Arts Requirements

Students will follow College of Liberal Arts Baccalaureate (B.A.) Degree Requirements.

Major Requirements

Major Concentration

Select five (5) courses in one discipline from either the Social Science or Humanities division within the College of Liberal Arts. At least three (3) of these five (5) courses must be upper level (2000+). Consult with the academic advisor for details.

  Course Title Credits
Select five of the following: 15
Major Concentration Course (upper level)    
Major Concentration Course (upper level)    
Major Concentration Course (upper level)    
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. 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+). Consult with the academic advisor for details.

  Course Title Credits
Select seven of the following: 21
Interdisciplinary Elective    
Interdisciplinary Elective    
Interdisciplinary Elective    
Interdisciplinary Elective    
Interdisciplinary Elective    
Interdisciplinary Elective    
Interdisciplinary Elective    

Opposite Division Electives

Select three (3) courses from the division opposite from the selected concentration. All three (3) courses selected for this requirement area must be upper level (2000+). Consult with the academic advisor for details.

  Course Title Credits
Select three of the following: 9
Opposite Division Elective (upper level)    
Opposite Division Elective (upper level)    
Opposite Division Elective (upper level)    

Humanities

Social Science