I honestly did not expect the caliber of learning to be set this high here at Temple. I talk to my friends who go to various other colleges, and seem to be in "harder" majors than I am, yet I am ALWAYS doing homework. I have two majors, Theatre and Political Science, and I would feel stomped with homework even if I only had one. I have homework for my major classes and my Gen Ed classes. Even so, the Dean's List qualifications are set extremely high compared to other state schools in Pennsylvania. I feel like people do not realize the difficulty in academics here at Temple. Expect to participate in every class you're in, it usually is a big part of your grade. Students are competitive but are also supportive. Class sizes are good (usually 25 students to one professor), and they are usually available and helpful, but the course load is overbearing... even for an overachieving student. I have some professors that I have grown to like and have helped with more than my academic goals, but have provided comfort when I was unsure of if my major/attending Temple was/is right for me.
I am an English Major. My favorite classes were the Surveys of English Literature and American Literature because we learned so much more than literature. We studied the lives of the authors and the historical background. It made the stories we read and discussed much more interesting. Most of the students participated in class. Differing opinions were expressed and respected.
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Academia can range from anything between hella easy to insanely difficult, and that's saying something. Figure out which teachers have your style of teaching- the ones who go over every detail, or the ones who give you the big picture and resources to figure out the rest on your own. None of the classes here are ones that you can play around in and pass, so remember that. There's a lot of work to be done on your own terms, and you'd better have a planner if you're not good at remembering important dates.
Academics at Temple University are diverse, but there is a definite afro-centric undercurrent in all departments.
I am no longer in college. I have graduated with a B.A. in Communications.
I liked music study courses because I really like music, and also foreign language courses such as Chinese or Korean. My least favorite classes are math. I was surprised we still have to learn math in university, because at Japanese schools we finish learning math at High School. and I don't really like math. Class participation is common and school is very strict about missing lectures. Students are very competitive and that's a good thing. My major is called "general studies", which you can choose what you want to study and focus on it. I liked the idea because not all people have their future career goal set and it can be helpful figuring out while studying at the university. I didn't really spend time with professors outside of class and I think that's what I should've done to make my grade higher.
I now attend Capella University. I love the school and the professors are helpful.
The professors are very hands on they like to see initiative and are always available to talk to and work with after class. They are very nurturing and like to see students grow and will willing assist you however possible. I have actually enjoyed every class I have taken. My favorite has been grant writing because my professor broke down the process for me and allowed me to see how I could best get my information across to positively affect a community. I study typically a week before a test , the amount of hours vary per student. Class participation and competitiveness are common in any classroom. The most unique class I have taken was a philosophy class on Asian behavior and thought which encompassed religion and taught me new ways that people got closer to "God" or the "Divine Power" they believed in. I am a Public Health major and my department has professors that teach undergrad and grad level classes. I like this because I feel it allows you to handle more rigorous levels of work. I spend a lot of time out of class with my professors because they also advise organization on campus related to my program that I am involved in. My schools requirements are fair and allow to experience new things outside of your major classes. The program prepares you to learn and apply the knowledge in the workforce through internships and professional development classes.
Academics are great at Temple. There are different opportunities for students to learn. We have campuses around the world. Because Temple is such a huge institution, different schools have different demands.
Academics at Temple are very important. More often than not, professor will know your name, and grade your papers personally. I've had two classes with TA's in all my time here. It is not the kind of school where you feel like you have to study 24/7, but it has a good balance between when to study, and when to have fun which I appreciate. In class, you will often see people participating pretty often, especially within my major, and teachers have very available and open office hours. I feel like depending on your major, at Temple you will leave with an internship, like I am, or you will leave and have learned a lot but not have any opportunities. It is up to the student to make the right decisions.
Another thing that I love about Temple and sometimes don't love is their high academic standards. For example, to be on the dean's list in my major/department, the requirement is a semester GPA of 3.67, last year, I missed it by just two points. I was upset, but at the same time, whenever I make it I'll appreciate it more because it made me work that much harder. My favorite class this semester is Broadcast Newswriting. It teaches you how to write for broadcasting(radio, tv, etc.) One thihng I love about my professor is that everything he teaches is so practical. He is also very open to our opinions, and he's even taken us on a field trip to a radio station. I didn't even know field trips existed in college. I think that students at Temple are very competitive, I know I am. I want to get all I can out of this experience and not waste my parent's money. The amount of study time depends on the student and the time of year so it varies. I generally study in three hour blocks and try not to drviate form that. My professors absolutel know my name, In a big university like this, you would think that's uncommon but it's really not. Some classes are really personalized. Class participation really depends on the class. I find that nobody participateds in math and science courses, outside from the students majoring in it. I absolutely LOVE the School of Communications and Theater. It is the home of my major, broadcast journalism. There are so many opportunities in every facet of the media industry. Whatever you want to do, they have an outlet for it. In addition, you get cool things like invites to media events, and tickets for the screenings of select movies. (I had the opportunity to see Disney's Real Steel before all of my friends for FREE. It was awesome. Another thing that I love is that the professors have experience in the industry. Any advice they give you can be directly applied to what you want to do because they've most likely been there. My professor that I had for audio-visual newsgathering, one of the first journalism classes I took at Temple, reported and produced for CNN which is one of my dreams. Temple absolutely prepares you to get a job in whatever you plan to do. There are so many resources and opportunities, it's amazing.
Temple is a phenomenal school in terms of academics. The Tyler School of Art is one of the top ranked art schools in the country. Our engineering and architecture programs also have outstanding reputations. As a future medical student, I believe Temple has prepared me for the next stage in my education. Class sizes are only large for intro classes, however, when you take electives the classes are smaller and professors are able to get to know you on a personal level. All the professors I had encourage me to attend their office hours to strengthen my knowledge on the subjects. Professors encourage class participation because they want students to interact and share their knowledge with their classmates.
Temple has a great honors program, which I am also a part of, that offers an honors alternative to required classes. The honors classes are smaller and often have the same people in them which provides you with the opportunity to meet your classmates.
There are many places to study. The tech center has over 700 computers where students of every major can utilize. They have specific rooms that cater to certain majors, i.e film, music, etc. The tech center also has breakout rooms that are useful for study groups.
Temple offers a plethora of interesting classes to fulfill the graduation requirements. Instead of the standard boring history class, I have taken religion in the world and justice in america. Both classes have provided an outlook into a specific aspect of history that would not be covered in a standard class. These classes make fulfilling the requirements interesting and exciting.
Although this is not the case for some other students, I have always experienced small classroom sizes because I am in the Honors program. The academics at Temple are vigorous, but most teachers are willing to help students in any way possible. Class participation has been very common in many of my courses, and professors often strive to make the material interesting.
Temple professors are great, helpful, and kind (in general: there will always be exceptions). A class I am taking at the current semester turns out to be greatly enjoyable. It is Management and Leadership. The teacher is over great. I adore the way she teaches and approaches the course material. I could characterize my studying as being moderate. Class participation is something that is almost required in each and every small class. Year by year, students are turning out to be more and more competitive as the selection and admission process is turning out to be more challenging. The academic requirements at Temple are pretty much challenging. Who doesn’t like to be challenged?
The main reason I chose Temple was because it had a renowned school for my major, The School of Communications and Theater. I really like the journalism program and the fact that I'm able to graduate on time (4 years). The electives I take are fairly easy and some can be interesting such as Digital Mapping where we learn about programs online such as Google Maps.I have a lot of classes that are lectures, but all of my major classes are smaller. If you want your teacher to remember your name, then you have to introduce yourself in lecture or participate a lot. My favorite class so far was Introduction to Advertising because we watched a lot of commercials most of the time. My least favorite was Macroeconomics just because that's not my cup of tea. Students aren't competitive with each other at all. If anything, students always want to make friends in classes so they have a study partner. Classes will even form study groups. As far as helping students get a job after college, teachers always bring in guest speakers to help students network. I've met a couple of Philadelphia editors just from my classes.
The teachers are most really good. They get to know you on a personal level and most of them really love to teach. There are a few that leave something to be desired. I’ve had one or two that treat you like children or that don’t really care how well you do. I recommend using the website Rate My Professor to find out who these are. Overall, though, the majority of them are really good. There are a lot of foreign teachers in the Math and Science departments. This can be really challenging for courses like Calculus where you really need to understand what they’re saying.
The most unique class I took, and most fun, was Adventure Climbing. I didn’t need this for my major but took it because I thought I’d enjoy it and I really did.
The class sizes and quality are completely dependent on subject and level. For example, in my math class (for a Physics major) there's not a lot of students at all and my professor actually called my cell phone before the final to recommend sections for me to brush up on. In my gen ed astronomy class, though, there's 150 people in an enormous lecture hall and a debate over what language the professor lectures in. The level of studying is also dependent on context. I've met a senior in the college of education who claims never to have studied in his time at Temple; I've also have a close high school friend who lives in my building in the honors biochem program who rarely has time to leave her room because of her rigorous schedule. I would assume that somewhere there's intellectual conversations going on-- there's thousands of students, after all-- but I've never experienced one. The students are relaxed about pretty much everything and even the students who spend a lot of time studying tend to be nice to their peers. So far, my favorite class has been a linguistic anthropology gen ed course called 'Language and Society'. In the Physics program, there's a lot of individual attention and extra help for those who need it. Temple is pretty much what you make of it, so if you're aiming for a job there's a lot of resources on campus and if you want to just immerse yourself in academics, you can do that too.
Some students may be competitive but it's just a way for students to let their name be known across campus.
Communication between faculty and students is important. I strongly suggest becoming close with your professors because they will help you in any way possible to figure out what you want to do career wise.
The academics are outstanding. If you are struggling with a class, there are always tutor's that are willing to help you. This school provides an opportunity for every student to be successful, they just have to take advantage of it.
i'm not sure what academics are like in other majors but as a science major. it is very demanding. but, i would not trade my science classes for anything! you really get a good education out of your classes even though they are hard. some classes are super large but if your not too shy and stop by the professors tend to remember who you are. in such large classes its actually hard to have class participation,, so i suppose it is a down side, the best part is students are competitive. It's really fun. we all compete with each other, but in the end we're all friends. we share notes. and help each other understand the material. in the traditional science field it is all about learning for it's own sake, but I've noticed that some majors/fields are geared towards getting a job at the end.
At Temple, I am a communications major. I take classes in journalism, advertising, public relations, broadcasting, theater, and film, and basically get to create my own course action. Temple's Comm program allows me to fit my major to what I enjoy the most. This is important to me because I have many interests, and do not like when my education is chosen for me; I want to choose where I am going. One of my favorite classes I have take is Writing for Journalism. I actually had to go on and off campus to interview strangers so I could report a story. I was also taught how to write in journalistic style, which was something I had never known before. This class was an amazing experience for me considering most of the work was up to me to be done outside the classroom, like a real life job. Temple is also very big on studying abroad, which I plan to take advantage of. They offer semester or summer sessions in a variety of places such as Rome, Dublin, London, South Africa, Mexico and Los Angeles. I constantly feel like the work I do at Temple is geared toward what people in my desired occupation do everyday, and this makes going to classes for my major actually worth my while.
Generally, it depends on what major you are in. Some departments are better than others. Basically, Tyler School of Art, Fox School of Business, and the Medical School are fairly good. Again, academics are also a hit or a miss, depending on what teacher you get, etc. Classes can be extremely easy, or extremely hard. Hope for the best!
Several intelligent and scholarly teachers, dedication
Classes are engaging and I have had some awesome professors. I have also met many friendly students.
Maybe it's because I found my perfect major, but I love my classes. They are engaging and interesting. Many of my professors know my name. (Not as much in larger lectures.) Class participation is often encouraged, especially in honors classes. Students are competitive, and professors seem to want students to succeed. On several occasions I have met up with professors outside of class, for offsite trips to relevant museums, office hours, or an event related to the class.
Temple has many great academic courses and this is what made me decide to come. I initially didn't like the fact that we have to take so many Gen-Ed requirements but I actually took some pretty interesting classes like Human Sexuality, and Dramatic Imagination. These classes were really fun and allowed me to explore other interests I would not have even thought of.
I'm an Athletic Training major and the program here is unbelievable. My professors genuinely care about everyone in our program.They allow us many opportunities to network and get our feet in the door before we graduate. I feel confident that I will be competent in my profession and have many job opportunities by the time I graduate.
Academics at Temple are good over all, but it all depends on what type of classes you take. If you take a huge lecture with 200+ people, forget about your professor knowing your name unless you go to office hours. These lectures don't take attendance though. Smaller classes of 20 or 30 are more interactive, but these classes take attendance most of the time and you can only skip 2 or 3 times per semester. I'm majoring in Neuroscience and I love my courses besides chemistry. It is probably one of the most impossible courses at temple. If you take chemistry here, you are most likely going to have to teach it to yourself on your own time even if you go to all the lectures. I agree with most of Temple's academic requirements, but obviously everyone isn't going to like every class they need to take. I think an education from Temple will be very beneficial when it's time to find a job.
Some of the Gen Ed classes and most math, chem, and bio classes are large lecture classes so it is difficult for them to learn your name, but in the smaller classes, professors definitely make an effort to get to know their students. My favorite class was Phonetics and Phonology, which is a class on the sounds that make up the English language. My least favorite class was the Gen Ed Mosaic class because the professor made it unbearable. Students are constantly studying at Temple. Students who put more effort into school, get more out of it. Class participation depends on the nature of the class, some classes, mostly humanities are discussion based while other classes are based more on lectures. I am in the College of Health Professions and my major is Speech, Language, and Hearing Science. Speech is a great program and I would recommend it to anyone interested in the health fields. The professors within my major and I would imagine in other majors have ample time available to meet with and aid students in their studies. I enjoy most of my classes at Temple and most of my professors are great with a few exception.
There are two types of classes at Temple, lecture and classroom. Classroom professors will know your name within the first few weeks of classes because a lot of them are participation based. Professors want students to participate because it engages students and gets them to learn. Lecture halls are a different story. Lecture courses can have hundreds of students in them. A professor is only going to know your name if you take the initiative for them to learn it. Be active, raise your hand, answer questions. All of these things will help you to not only get a good grade but have the professor recognize you. In my opinion students do have intellectual conversations outside of the classroom. In my experience it has happened often. College students love to talk about what is going on in the world. I am a history and secondary education major and everyone in the education field talks about the problems that we see in the schools today. It is evident that something needs to be done. Even in my history classes we talk after class about politics or something we didn't know about history. I have even gone as far as met up with professors outside of class, during office hours, to meet and talk more about what we are learning in class. College is a lot different from high school, the courses are different and so are the professors. In the College of Education the stakes are high for students to stay academically sound. One cannot graduate without a 3.0 which may not sound so high to some high school students but when you are in college it is easy to skip class. The University as a whole has a totally different set of standards. If you do not keep a certain GPA you will be put on Academic Probation. Students cannot just slip by without passing work, in General Education courses students must receive a C to pass the classes. I think that I have been prepared for the real world from all of these requirements that Temple has set for me. I have learned a ton of information but I have also been set up with different internships that will help me with networking and pursuing a job after I graduate. It certainly has been a great experience so far and I am certainly a more educated person than I was three years ago when I started college.
Recitation and Lab professors know the names of the students. Favorite class was Math. Least favorite class was psychology. Class participation is required in small classes. Students have intellectual conversations outside of class. Students are very competitive. The average is usually high. Asian Behavior and Though was the unique class i have taken. Biology major under college of science and technology. They have Undergraduate Research Program which is good beginning for the research experience in science. School had very high and competitive academic requirements. The education at Temple is helpful for getting a job and learning or its own sake.
The overall academics at Temple are fantastic. I would say value wise, it is one of the best bangs for your buck you can get in college around the east coast. I am very bias because the business school is so good, but friends I have in other programs have nothing bad to say about the school either and have had no problem getting jobs with their degree. The professors I have had, had have all been amazing. A lot of my professors are coming directly from my field and bring a real life perspective to class which makes it a lot easier and more effective to learn. No matter how big my classes have been, I have always been able to get time to talk to a professor and establish a relationship. Once you get into upper level classes it is all smaller classes and a much more intimate experience in learning. The students for the most part I have seen are competitive with grades. I mean of course that depends, there is always some messed up kids no matter where you go. But I know at least for the business school it is a very intense and competitive atmosphere. I know for Film at Temple and Nursing it is the same way. People put in extra hours and have a lot of work to do always.
I am apart of the Business School and I have to say, I LOVE IT! We are currently rank #55 in the country for 2011. A few of our programs are in the top 10.
All of my professors so far have been available during their office hours, and I've only had 2 lecture classes. Most of my other classes have between 6-25 students.
The classes are pretty easy and amazingly very few students seem to do well. That should give you a clue as to the intelligence level of the average student.
academics at temple is excellent, i actually was going to go to Drexel but they didn't have my major of actuarial science. their are plenty of scholarships like SROP and diamond, that are not that hard to get. also there's a program that if you want to do independent research, the school will provide you with $1000 and your department will match your grant. the professor's are pretty cool, most are liberal, but the ones in the economic department tend to be more conservative fiscally, i'm not sure about socially.
Temple academic requirements need one thing adjusted. I should not be limited on how many credits I can take in my major. It is my major for a reason. IT'S MY FUTURE CAREER. I would like to have as much diverse experience as I can get.
I do understand that Temple does want to make well-rounded individuals. I completely agree. Although, when I cannot finish my Theater minor (1 credit mind you) because I have reached the maximum credits allowed and would not be able to gradute, that is when I get infuriated.
I do not know what all students do when they look for colleges, but when I was picking mine the program and major was a huge factor. The fact that I had to limit myself definitely lowered the enjoyment and learning potential I could have had at Temple. Though I did gain much in my 4 years, I know that if I was permitted I could have made myself even more prepared to blast forward in my field. Now I have to do extra work to make up for the loss.
temple has a good academic program, good staff, and good ways to help you find your classes you need.
I am a Kinesiology major... I like the Kines classes I've taken so far and am looking forward to taking the rest. The professors are all very knowledgable and seem to enjoy what they do. For the most part, any I've had to deal with within the deptarment has been nice and helpful; the people I had a problem with are no longer a part of it. It is annoying that i have to take certain classes, but most schools i have looked at require the same thing, so it's hard to be too upset over that. One thing that i REALLLLLLYYYY hate is that to take summer classes at another school, it has to be 50 miles away from TU. This was veryyyyy frustrating bc i live in NJ and didn't want to commute to TU every day for my whole summer...but my community college isn't 50 miles away. luckily i had another option that worked out... but it still would have been easier to go to my community college.
Temple makes it really hard for you to graduate on time by making you take unnecessary amount of credits/classes. Way too many people are 5th year seniors.
Academics are very important here. The sports teams and most fraternities set GPA requirements, which shows the focus is still on school, rather than extracurriculars. Being a broadcasting major, the most interesting class I've had so far is Intro to Media Technology, because I'm learning all the tools that I'll need in the future for my career.
The classes are really engaging and while the cousre material may not be particularly hard it teaches a lot. The only thing i don't enjoy is that every class in some way goes back to relating to race or gender. temple's academics feel very career oriented which is very nice because you realize that you will actually use this knowledge at one point.
Class sizes are fairly small. Within the majors, professors know students' names. I feel the professors are great. The advertising department is great and provides alot of resources.
Overall I had a very positive experience with my academics at Temple. I had both huge (a few hundred students) and very small (a dozen students) classes. I didn't mind the large classes at all, as they were mostly core and lower level classes my freshman and sophomore years.
Most students that I noticed leave the work in the classroom, and as soon as they walk out of the classroom start talking about other things.
Though some people may not like big lectures, that's not all you have here. It is a big school, but once you get into your major classes you have smaller classes. I liked more professors than I dislike. Once you get the hang of college, it is so easy to figure out what professors want from you.
Temple is what you make of it, if you want to learn, and be noticed and get to know the professor, you have to take initiative and go to office hours, participate, and sit in the front of class.
my professors have all been pretty great for the most part. Everyones participates in class, its an open forum. Students at temple are not competitive, we are all on the same boat.
I, fortunately, have experienced some great professors. One of the reasons why I guess I'm glad I'm still here. The journalism program, for the most part, and some of the journalism clubs here are excellent.
Professors are very open and willing to help you whenever you need it. professors like to use class participation as a part of the grade because most like to get everybody involved.
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