Introducing Trojan Advocates for Political Progress (TAPP)

Want to advocate for change, engage the student body, and work on campaigns? Check out Trojan Advocates for Political Progress (TAPP), a new multi-partisan student activism group. Our focus is on policy and awareness rather than party politics as we strive to represent student interests at the political level. Join us as we host contact your representative events, organize trips to a rallies, write articles and more. If you want to see increased political engagement and awareness on campus we hope you’ll join our team! If interested, please fill out this interest form. Check us out at usctapp.org and our Facebook page!

 

Jumpstart & Rossier Minor Info Session!

The Rossier School of Education is offering two exciting opportunities for undergraduate students – our minor program and Jumpstart. We invite you to join us at one of our info sessions to learn more about exploring education both in the classroom and in the community. Pizza will be served!

Date: Thurs, August 25th
Time: 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Location: SOS B49

Date: Tues, August 30th
Time: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Location: SOS B49

Date: Wed, August 31st
Time: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Location: WPH 403

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New Minor in Human Security and Geospatial Intelligence

The Spatial Sciences Institute (SSI) will offer a new minor in Human Security and Geospatial Intelligence this Fall 2016. This interdisciplinary minor aims to educate future leaders in location-based analytics to gather, interpret and implement actionable intelligence to provide human security. It will teach students how to address threats both from natural disasters and human origin.

This minor has an inherent appeal to students in a number of majors including Political Science, International Relations, Environmental Studies, Middle East Studies, GeoDesign, PPD and any ROTC and interested students should contact Director of Undergraduate Studies Darren Ruddell (ruddell@usc.edu) or Academic Advisor Ken Watson (watsonke@usc.edu) if they are interested in learning more.

The curriculum for this minor is comprised of some new and many existing courses. SSI will be offering two new courses in the undergraduate curriculum. SSCI 214: Human Populations and Natural Hazards will satisfy GE Category C and the lower division elective requirement. The course will begin this Fall and is being taught by Darren Ruddell. The other new course will be SSCI 401: Geospatial Intelligence which will fulfill one of the three core requirements (the other two being SSCI 301: Maps and Spatial Reasoning and IR 381: Introduction to International Security). A full list of requirements can be found on the SSI website here: http://spatial.usc.edu/index.php/undergraduate/human-security-geospatial-intelligence-minor/.

 

LGBTQ Studies Pizza Lunch

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 albert.park@rossier.usc.edu 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 albert.park@rossier.usc.edu or 213-740-2178.

**Courses are now live for students to register. Here is the direct link where you can find the courses, https://classes.usc.edu/term-20153/classes/educ/ ) **