A one-credit course to assist new international students in successfully adjusting to Trinity University. It will provide: 1)an overview of the U.S. higher education system, including basic student and faculty roles; 2)a review of key academic differences with other educational systems from around the world; 2)an introduction to cultural adjustment and culture shock; and 4)a review of laws and legal structures that affect immigration status. Assignments may include readings, interviews of students, staff members, and faculty, and brief reports and reflexive essays. The course is required of all incoming, first-year international students who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Must be taken Pass/Fail.
1 credit
Lower Division