2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog


International Studies

INTL 30301 Exploring Global Citizenship I

This seminar provides study abroad students with theoretical frameworks and on-site application of the competencies needed for effective and appropriate engagement with people and issues in the world. Students will use their time abroad to interact with and reflect on the local community in unique ways as they develop the skillsets of global citizenship. The course also prepares students for INTL 30302, Exploring Global Citizenship II, upon their return. 

INTL 30302 Exploring Global Citizenship II

Prerequisite: INTL 30301 or permission of instructor. This course is intended as a capstone for students to use the knowledge and skills gained during their study abroad experience as a springboard for global citizenship. The course covers regions and issues of the world, contextualizing students' first-hand experiences within historical, geographical, cultural, and religious phenomenon and exploring global realities from multiple perspectives. Special attention is placed on defining global citizenship and personal responsibility in the world, including how to take the competencies developed abroad and apply them in engagement with global issues.

INTL 30341 Global Academy I: Exploration

1 credit hour. This seminar explores global issues from a variety of perspectives and prepares students for participation in the TCU Global Academy. A particular emphasis is placed on examining the tension between competing individual, cultural, and global forces. Solution-based approaches that address environmental, economic, and social sustainability will be explored. Topics may include health, education, clean water, social inequalities, wildlife preservation, and economic growth.

INTL 30342 Global Academy II: Collaboration

2 credit hours. Prerequisites: INTL 30341. This seminar challenges students to synthesize and apply learning as they engage with people and issues in the world through the TCU Global Academy. The course typically involves a component abroad utilizing onsite investigation, field trips and guest lectures to provide diverse global perspectives on the given topic. A particular emphasis is placed on examining the tension between competing individual, cultural, and global forces. Solution-based approaches that address environmental, economic, and social sustainability will be explored. Topics may include health, education, clean water, social inequalities, wildlife preservation, and economic growth.