College News

This is our life’s work—and we’re working to share our life’s next chapter with you. Temple College of Liberal Arts students, alumni and faculty are forging new paths every day in dozens of exciting disciplines, and we want you to know about them! Read about their discoveries, accomplishments and events here and please contact us if you have a story you think we should tell. From Africology to Criminal Justice, from Psychology to Spanish, the College teaches its students how to see the world from new perspectives and make a meaningful impact in their chosen field. Follow their adventures here and see where their journeys lead them next.

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Department of Africology and African American Studies Chair Molefi Kete Asante discusses the issues of race, racism, anti-racism and America’s “social contract” ahead of his department’s virtual seminar that will search for ways to redefine that contract.

Africology and African American Studies

A group of seven Political Science majors chose to take their professor up on an offer to change the focus of their capstone papers to examining COVID-19 and the pros and cons of having a strong federalist system versus a unified national government.

Political Science

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Psychology Professor Kathryn Hirsh-Pasek, an expert in developmental psychology and child development, discusses how parents, children and education systems are dealing with the new realities of childhood education created by the COVID-19 shutdown.


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The College of Liberal Arts’ Baccalaureate Awards are given out every year to students who excel academically in the college’s many disciplines. Please join us in celebrating 2020’s winners!

Every year, the College of Liberal Arts recognizes five outstanding members of our teaching faculty with the Teaching Awards. The ceremony, held over everyone’s favorite video conferencing app, looked a little different this year, but the faculty’s accomplishments were as impressive as ever. Perhaps even more so given the extraordinary conditions they had to overcome.

Intellectual Heritage, Neuroscience, Philosophy, Psychology, Sociology