Rossier: Undergraduate Minors

Dear USC Undergraduate Students,

We would like to take this time to share an exciting opportunity. Rossier School of Education will be offering two new minors for the coming 2015-2016 academic year. The two minors were developed to allow all students, including juniors and seniors, to complete the minor within an academic year.

**Rossier: Education and Society Minor **
The Education and Society minor seeks to examine education and its role in society. The minor is intended to help students develop broad perspectives on the purposes and forms of education and schooling including the purpose and history of schooling, the provision of equitable opportunities for all, the factors impacting teaching, learning and achievement, and the development of engaged citizenship for more just societies through education. Students enrolled in this minor will gain multiple perspectives on education locally, nationally, and internationally, including technology’s role in educational outcomes. The minor provides resources for students who may want to pursue careers in education after graduation—teaching, educational advocacy through non-profits or non-governmental organizations, university research, policymaking, or educational entrepreneurship. (no prerequisites)

The minor is developed to allow all undergraduate students, including juniors and seniors, to complete the program within one academic year. For additional information please contact Albert Park at or 213-740-2178.

**Rossier: Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages Minor**
The Rossier School of Education offers an interdisciplinary minor in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL). This minor is targeted to those undergraduates who wish to gain expertise in the field of English as a Second Language (ESL) or English as a Foreign Language (EFL) teaching. The minor in TESOL also prepares students for short and long-term careers in ESL and EFL teaching in both the US and international contexts. While students can combine the TESOL courses with any major, the curriculum will particularly benefit students in Linguistics, English, Foreign Languages, communication, international studies, and other related fields. However, with its emphasis on language and culture, as well as its focus on effective teaching and inquiry, minor in TESOL will complement almost any field of study. (no prerequisites)

The minor is developed to allow all undergraduate students, including juniors and seniors, to complete the program within one academic year. For additional information please contact Albert Park at or 213-740-2178.

**Courses are now live for students to register. Here is the direct link where you can find the courses, ) **

Roski School of Art and Design – Summer Student Affairs Assistant Position Available!

USC Roski Summer Student Affairs Assistant Position Available!
Salary Level:
May – August 2015
Desired Start Date:
May 18, 2015
Approximate Hours Per Week:
Up to 19 hours

The Student Affairs Office of USC Roski School of Art and Design is seeking a friendly individual to serve as a customer service/administrative assistant for Summer 2015 (position would start May 18th and end in mid to late August). Duties include: assisting students, faculty, guests, and other walk-in traffic at reception desk, as well as answering phone and email inquiries. Other tasks involve filing, scanning, and photocopying. Additional projects will be assigned as needed and will require familiarity with Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint). The pay rate is $10/hour.

Important: Summer Federal Work study award is REQUIRED as part of your financial aid package.

Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 9:00 to 3:00pm. You should be available for at least 50% of these hours.

All USC undergrad and/or graduate students who are eligible for summer work study are welcome to apply.

To submit an application: Please email your resume and cover letter to Nancy Trinh: by Monday April 27th.


Sociology Honors Seminar Application

The Sociology Honors Seminar will be unlike any class you have taken here.  It is an interactive seminar, with the collective focus on helping each student produce sociological research and knowledge. In this class, students do not sit back as consumers of sociological knowledge, but everyone is required to lean in and devise a research project. It’s an exciting and challenging process, one that requires creativity and self-discipline, but you are supported by the instructor, the seminar and an additional faculty mentor.  Over the course of two semesters, each student will develop and write an original research project that will serve as the senior sociology honors thesis.

Who should take this class?  Any Sociology senior with a strong GPA, a curiosity about the social world, and anyone wishing to engage in original research that will provide the type of writing sample that many graduate programs require as part of the admissions process.

Interested in seeing what this year’s Sociology Honors Seminar students have produced?  Come to HSH 201 on April 30 at 2pm, for the presentations.


SOCI Honors Seminar Presentations

Join us for the presentation of our SOCI Honors Seminar!
Thursday, April 30th, 2015 — HSH 201
Thesis presentations: 2:00-3:30pm
Reception: 3:30-5:00pm

Science TA position Open for JEP

JEP is searching for undergraduate students pursuing degrees in the sciences with at least one year to commit to the Young Scientists Program (YSP). The YSP Teaching Assistants will be placed at five elementary schools in our immediate USC community to teach hands-on science lessons that will support teachers and students in science education.

The deadline to apply is Friday, May 1st.

USC Paris Information Session Wednesday 4/22

Hello from Overseas Studies!

Join us this Wednesday, April 22nd from 12:00-1:00 in THH 309J for an information session on our signature USC Paris Program. Our Resident Director is currently visiting from France so this is a great opportunity to hear from the staff on the ground and ask any questions that you might have about the program. We look forward to seeing you soon!

The Overseas Studies Team

Break into Research: Fall 2015

break into research flyerInterested in doing research for the Fall 2015 semester? But don’t know how to start? Join The Undergraduate Research Consortium to find out how you can Break into Research for the upcoming Fall 2015 semester! The Undergraduate Research Consortium will host a stimulating and informative workshop on how to find research experiences at USC and abroad! Learn how to get a mentor, get funded and how research can help you in school and for your future career! The workshop will be held Tuesday April 21st in VKC 160 at 5pm.