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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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IdeaFactory

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

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CRES News Digest Vol 3., Issue 3
October 1st – October 14th Welcome Message Welcome to the CRES News Digest!   We are eager to spread any good news that our faculty, staf...
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Latinx Heritage Month Opening Celebration
North Side Mariachi Band On Monday, September 16, 2019, TCU Latina/o Studies Program, in conjunction with the Department of Comparative Race and Ethni...
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Jane Mantey
Meet Comparative Race & Ethnic Studies’ New Associate Director: Jane Mantey
From Brooklyn, NY and Bayonne, NJ, by way of California, Dr. Jane Mantey worked over the last five years for the California state government, focusing...
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Janelle & Luis
Meet New Assistant Professors in Comparative Race and Ethnic Studies: Jeanelle Hope and Luis Romero
Dr. Jeanelle K. Hope completed her Ph.D. in Cultural Studies at the University of California, Davis. Her research examines how Afro-Asian solidarit...
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CRES News Digest Vol. 3, Issue 2
September 13th – September 26th Welcome Message Welcome to the CRES News Digest.   We are eager to spread any good news that our faculty...
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Peple walking fro Walk to Remember
SIS has a global impact through its IEP students from Rwanda.
SIS has a global impact through its IEP students from Rwanda. Sakina Usengimana continued her activism in Spring 2019. In Washington DC, she led the i...
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CRES News Digest Vol. 3, Issue 1
August 30th – September 12th Welcome Message Welcome to the first Fall 2019 installment of the CRES News Digest.   We are eager to sprea...
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Campus Reflections on DEI: Seventy-Seven Percent
By Claire A. Sanders, Ph.D., Senior Instructor Co-Chair DEI Subcommittee on Curriculum Co-Director of African American/Africana Studies Minor CRES/WG...
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WGST Undergraduate Spotlight: JR Hardy
  In May 2019, JR Hardy became the first TCU student to graduate with a degree (BS) in Women & Gender Studies, and the first undergraduate to...
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WGST Graduate Student Spotlight: NaShieka Knight
We sat down with NaShieka Knight, who studies Biblical Interpretation (Hebrew Bible) at Brite Divinity School, and is receiving her graduate certifi...
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