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School of Interdisciplinary Studies

Inherently problem based, Interdisciplinary Studies connects diverse experts and methods to address complex challenges. It invariably contains an integrative element (for example, race, gender, sexuality, class) that brings together and benefits from traditional disciplinary knowledge and tools.

Comparative Race and Ethnic Studies

In addition to examining the experiences of marginalized communities in the U.S. and beyond, students explore race and ethnicity as active social, political, historical and cultural processes and use race and ethnicity as categories of analysis across time and space.

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Women and Gender Studies

TCU’s Department of Women and Gender Studies puts women, gender, and sexuality at the center of academic investigation. Our programs promote inquiry into the intersections of gender with other identity categories; the workings of power in society; and the means of advancing social justice and equality.

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Intensive English Program

The aim of the IEP at TCU is to help students advance rapidly toward their academic, professional or personal English language goals. Advanced-level IEP students may enroll in TCU courses for degree credit while in the noncredit, certificate program.

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Interdisciplinary Inquiry

If your academic interests extend beyond traditional academic disciplines, the Interdisciplinary Inquiry major can help you achieve your academic and professional goals.

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The TCU IdeaFactory is dedicated to supporting the innovative spirit of TCU students, staff and faculty by providing an environment and resources where an idea can be advanced to a prototype, and potentially, beyond.

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Integrative Learning Initiatives

We create initiatives that help students reflect on their learning experiences and integrate ideas, insights, and experiences across the curriculum and co-curriculum.

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African American and Africana Studies

African American and Africana Studies (AAAS) minor is an interdisciplinary program that offers an introduction to the study of African intellectual heritages locally and globally.

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Latina/o Studies

Latina/o studies minors explore the multiple cultures and traditions of the Latina/o world in the United States, and their significance in American life.

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School of Interdisciplinary Studies News

Introducing a new Fall elective – Human Centered Design
Human Centered Design Course Flyer – 3 credits As human centered design and design thinking become more and more important in the marketplace, w...
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New Virtual Space
Pitch Your Passion – Virtually ! Every Friday at 2:30pm you are welcome to the virtual Idea Lab to pitch your idea for immediate feedback.  Our...
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3rd Annual Social Impact Design Challenge
What are you passionate about or how do you incorporate it into your life?  Well, TCU IdeaFactory gives every student an opportunity to pursue their...
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A Note from Dr. Karen Steele, Dean of the School of Interdisciplinary Studies
We enlist your support as educators, scholars, and students in resisting and addressing the racism, xenophobia, and nationalism that have emerged in t...
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Dr. Zoranna Jonesas the inaugural assistant dean for the School of Interdisciplinary Studies
Dr. Zoranna Jones
Dr. Zoranna Jones, inaugural assistant dean for the School of Interdisciplinary Studies Dr. Zoranna Jones as the inaugural assistant dean for the Scho...
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Dr. Monica Muñoz Martinez
Dr. Monica Muñoz Martinez The Department of Comparative Race and Ethnic Studies, in collaboration with the Mary Couts Burnett Library and the TCU Pre...
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Social Justice Christopher Hastings and Laura Jacob. Social Justice in English La...
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City of Inmates Hernandez, Kelly Lytle. City of Inmates Conquest, Rebellion, and the Rise of Human Caging in ...
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Queer representations, ideologies and identities in K-12 education
Whitney Neumeyer Roach, a PhD student in Curriculum Studies, Whitney Neumeyer Roach, a PhD student in Curriculum Studies, focuses on queer representat...
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Bringing Life Design to TCU
“What do you want to do when you graduate?” This is the most pressing question for most college students. Despite spending years preparing to get ...
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