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February 18, 2010

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UT Tyler Offers International Travel Opportunity

UT Tyler President and Mrs. Rod Mabry center left and right, pose with students from last year's program trip.

UT Tyler President and Mrs. Rod Mabry (center left and right) pose with students from last year's program.
The University of Texas at Tyler offers students the opportunity to study in London this summer, Dr. Robert Sterken, assistant provost for international relations and associate professor of political science, announced. 

UT Tyler undergraduate and graduate students may earn six semester credit hours through the University of Southern Mississippi’s Summer 2010 British Studies Program. 

While in the program, students will travel to London July 1 – Aug. 1, 2010 and immerse themselves in specialized courses from a variety of academic disciplines. 

Applications are available in UT Tyler Ratliff Building South, room 2031. Registration deadline is Friday, May 7. A deposit of $250 is due upon registration.

All students must be in good academic standing. Undergraduates must carry a minimum 2.0 GPA and 28 completed semester hours. Graduate students also must submit the undergraduate transcript bearing proof of their undergraduate degree.

Three semester hours are satisfied through lectures taught by British professors, artists, business leaders and government officials and field excursions and seminars led by American professors. The remaining three semester hours are satisfied by supervised research.             

Courses offered include art, business, communication studies, economics, English, health, history, human performance and recreation, interior design, journalism, library science, music industry, political science, psychology, sociology and theater.

Financial aid is available.

For applications or more information, contact Sterken, 903.565.5908 or rsterken@uttyler.edu.

The British Studies Program, now entering its fourth decade, is organized by the University of Southern Mississippi through an academic consortium of 14 colleges and universities, including UT Tyler. The purpose of the consortium is to promote a more profound understanding of British culture and society among students and faculty through scholarly and education activities.

One of the 15 campuses of the UT System, UT Tyler offers excellence in teaching, research, artistic performance and community service. More than 90 undergraduate and graduate degrees are available at UT Tyler, which has an enrollment of more than 6,000 high-ability students at its campuses in Tyler, Longview and Palestine.


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