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. (Undergraduate degree program candidates should visit the TCU Admission page at admission.tcu.edu. Successful completion of the Advanced-level IEP allows applicants to the undergraduate program to waive the TOEFL admission requirement.)
An IEP student begins at his/her own level and studies intensively at least 20 hours each week. This assumes that the individual starting into the IEP is indeed already a good “student” and that her or his “level” starts with some prior work in and study of the English language. Moreover, the program classes of instruction are limited intentionally to 18 “clock hours” weekly to allow for the students to spend at least 2 additional hours outside of classes studying. Outside of class, IEP students work in a computer learning lab, take standardized English exams, and meet one-to-one with conversation partners (native English speaking TCU students, staff or faculty members who speak with the IEP students in English and sometimes in another language known by the IEP student and being studied by the partner). Classes are organized into teams of 15 or fewer students. The average class size is 12 students.
The IEP sessions begin in January, March, May, July, August and October.
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Center for International Studies: Study Abroad
The Center for International Studies is responsible for managing much of the university’s international programming, both on and off campus. Our mission is to empower students to face global realities by providing quality international learning experiences. This includes study abroad, a diverse array of credit-bearing semester, summer, and short-term programs in 54 countries around the world; the TCU Global Academy, an interdisciplinary program that brings together students, faculty and staff to explore global issues; the Frost Foundation Lectureship for Global Issues, a lecture series dedicated to broadening international understanding by showcasing diverse cultural points of view; and Discovering Global Citizenship, a campus-wide initiative on comprehensive internationalization, which won the 2015 Heiskell Award for Innovation in International Education. We strive to foster openness, curiosity, discovery, resourcefulness, empowerment and multifaceted knowledge among the TCU Campus Community.
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Master of Liberal Arts
The Master of Liberal Arts program is designed to offer graduate level education in the broad areas of liberal studies. It is a multidisciplinary, non-career oriented program that seeks to offer a wide range of educational opportunities to students of diverse educational backgrounds. The intent of the program is to make available to all college graduates an opportunity to satisfy their intellectual curiosity and to broaden their knowledge. The MLA degree requires successful completion of 30 hours of course work. Twelve of the 30 hours must be in MLA courses designated “Perspectives on Society.” Courses so designated will relate a liberal arts discipline to a) issues of contemporary American society, b) issues of culture or cultural diversity in America, c) other world cultures and societies. No thesis is required. Most students complete the program in two to three years. However, it is possible to finish in less time with a heavier course load.
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The Ranch Management Program is uniquely designed to train students to meet the challenges of agricultural resource management. In the rapidly expanding job market for agricultural resource managers there are opportunities in many areas including commodity investment, agricultural marketing, international trade, as well as ranch management. Our goal at the Ranch Management Program is to prepare individuals to help shape the future of agricultural asset management.The faculty at the Ranch Management Program is dedicated to teaching the principles of managing soils, water, plants, animals, marketing, finance and people as they relate to the agricultural resources. The curriculum is designed to teach agricultural resource management by combining academics and practical experience. Our faculty strives daily to prepare individuals for a lifetime of productive and rewarding work.The Ranch Management Program is challenging and requires dedication, hard work, careful study and pride in one’s profession. I invite you to take a moment to explore our website and see what opportunities await you at the TCU Ranch Management Program.
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Women and Gender Studies
TCU’s interdisciplinary Women and Gender Studies Program puts women, gender, and sexuality at the center of academic investigation. The Program promotes 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. Through research, teaching and learning, and collaboration, the Program fosters feminist and interdisciplinary analysis across social, historical, cultural, and global contexts, products, and practices.
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