2020-21 Graduate Catalog

School of Interdisciplinary Studies

TCU’s School of Interdisciplinary Studies tackles the world’s most pressing problems through multiple perspectives and methods. The school builds bridges that connect experts, ideas, and communities and fosters lateral collaboration to draw upon the expertise and innovations of multiple disciplines. Students engaged in interdisciplinary studies learn best practices for collaboration, develop creativity, flexibility, and empathy, as they refine their ability and desire to see things from another’s point of view. Studies show that interdisciplinary studies, as a model of the liberal arts in action, is highly effective academic preparation for the twentieth-first century workplace. The School of Interdisciplinary Studies offers certificates in Women and Gender Studies (WGST) and Comparative Race and Ethnic Studies (CRES). Alongside academic programming in the school are academic enhancing initiatives including elective undergraduate courses in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (for a TESOL Certificate) and in English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), the Intensive English Program, and The IdeaFactory.

The School of Interdisciplinary Studies is committed to establishing and evolving institutional frameworks that equitably incorporate the values, judgment, methods, and needs of people from historically disenfranchised communities.