May 27, 2022

Temple University Libraries Launches Interdisciplinary Cultural Analytics Certificate, First Program Administered by the Library

From Temple University:

This fall, along with the opening of Temple’s premier Charles Library, a cutting-edge new graduate certificate program administered by Temple Libraries will launch with its first cohort.

The Cultural Analytics Graduate Certificate is intended to enhance graduate study for students across disciplines by providing them tailored courses to hone analysis methods skills. Temple is the first institution of higher education in the Philadelphia region to offer such a program.

We’re a little ahead of the curve,” said Professor of English Peter Logan, who serves as academic director of the Digital Scholarship Center and helped to design the certificate program. “We’re in good company with about two dozen other schools in the United States and Canada that offer such programs, but this

[Our emphasis] At Temple, this is the first program administered by the library, although the certificate, because it must be issued by a school or college within the university, is formally issued by Klein College of Media and Communication.


The certificate is interdisciplinary, with several schools and colleges coming together to help design its courses. Logan said that graduate students in various fields, from law to literature to geography and urban studies, would find use in the program. The certificate draws from numerous schools, colleges and units across the university, including the Center for the Performing and Cinematic Arts, the College of Education, the College of Liberal Arts, the College of Science and Technology, Klein College of Media and Communication, Temple University Libraries and the Tyler School of Art.

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See Also: Temple Libraries Digital Scholarship Center Website

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