University College grounds students in early academic college experiences, through First Year Experiences (FYE). Simultaneously, students interact and become aware of campus services available to support them as they complete their degree, as well as exposure to campus activities and events.
The goals of the FYE are:
Our academic support services are listed below. Each service is unique and available to students as they complete their degree. As part of the FYE, students visit each area as a way to learn, first-hand, about the academic services provided.
University College promotes non-academic offerings, too. Students are expected to become involved with TAMIU’s events and/or student organizations. Research tells us that engaged students succeed better than non-engaged students.
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Signature Courses are unique courses that intertwine varied disciplines so that an integrated inquiry is pursued. Signature courses are part of the Core Curriculum which provide opportunities for students to explore cross disciplinary topics through the development of rigorous intellectual skills expected of college students. These courses target freshmen students early in their college careers in an intellectually engaging multi-disciplinary experience, while exposing them to new areas of study and extraordinary faculty sharing their own areas of interest. Signature Courses cultivate skills that are needed to become successful in meeting academic rigor expected in postsecondary settings.
This course provides students the opportunity to examine ideas about gender and their origins. With shorter readings about the historical and modern-day context, the course will make particular use of media analysis and the study of marketing strategies by way of giving students the opportunity to develop skills in critical thinking and written and oral communication. We will consider the construction of femininity and masculinity as they impact the current world in which all of us live.
Senator Judith Zaffirini Student Success Center 222
The Advising and Mentoring Center (AMC) works with the Freshman, Sophomore, Student-Athlete, and Incoming Transfer Student populations to ensure a smooth transition and adjustment throughout their academic programs.
Senator Judith Zaffirini Student Success Center 201
The Testing Center provides a variety of exams to both TAMIU alumni as well as the community in a welcoming quiet environment.
Dr. Billy F. Cowart Hall 205
The University Learning Center provides the campus community an array of academic support programs such as one to one tutoring, supplemental instruction, group tutoring and exam preparation workshops.
The Common Reading Program is a University-wide initiative aimed at engaging all members of the university and surrounding community in a common curricular experience. Dubbed “Reading the Globe", the program has enabled all First Year students to engage a selected internationally focused book through their University Seminar during the Fall semester. After application, competitive essay and interview, a group of students is selected for a study-travel opportunity related to the setting of the Common Read utilized.Learn more about Reading the Globe