Posted: 1/05/23

This Spring at TAMIU, New Signature Courses, A ‘Human Library' and Travels to Singapore


Dr. Barbara Hong

This Spring 2023, Texas A&M International University’s (TAMIU) University College (UC) will offer a variety of Signature Courses including Living Life on the Edge, What Do You Meme?, Murder on the Border and Portraits of Feminism, to name a few.

Signature Courses reinforce self-determination skills learned in UNIV 1201. Signature Courses are led by UC faculty with dynamic guest speakers from other Colleges/Schools, giving students an insightful, well-rounded experience and the opportunity to engage with their major’s professor earlier in their studies.

Signature Courses culminate with a Community Engagement Consortium opportunity for students to showcase projects. Students in Signature Courses will participate in TAMIU’s first-ever Community Engagement Day on March 29, 2023 with activities and community partners in various campus locations.

UC also welcomes the return of The Human Library. Last year’s event was quite popular with Laredo community members and TAMIU students serving as books and readers.

Reading the Globe (RTG), now celebrating its 15th Anniversary, will build upon its success from last year’s trip to Argentina. This year, the application process was tied to students’ final personal responsibility essay they completed in UNIV 1201. Students wanting to participate in the selection process completed a short questionnaire, uploading their essay to the RTG website. The University plans to select 15 - 20 students to travel to Singapore during Maymester 2023.

See an interview with Dr. Barbara Hong, Dean of University College as she shares additional insight on Spring 2023.

Registration for TAMIU’s Spring Semester 2023 is underway online. A special online preview of the Spring Semester at TAMIU is available at: https://www.tamiu.edu/newsinfo/spring-preview.shtml

The University will observe the Martin Luther King Holiday on Monday, Jan. 16, 2023.

Spring Semester Classes begin Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2023. Late registration continues through Jan. 23. For registration information, visit the Registration hub at https://go.tamiu.edu/registration.

For those wanting to recall the past year, digital and print versions of the 2022 edition of TAMIU’s Annual Report are now available and shared on social media channels. To read or access a downloadable PDF file, go to: https://www.tamiu.edu/annualreport/

More on the University’s story is available at tamiu.edu and on the University’s social media channels on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter and YouTube.