Texas Tech University - La Ventana Yearbook (Lubbock, TX)

 - Class of 1985

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Candy Mathers 174 — College of Arts and Sciences

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HJi U- Research and public service Agriculture College A tiding to the agricultural base upon which Texas Tech was built, the College of Agri- cultural Sciences boasts eight departments, 14 ma- jors and plenty of practical experience in Tech ' s agri- cultural operations pro- grams. Agriculture students have access to farms in New Deal, Amarillo and Lubbock. The Pantex farm operation in Amarillo in- volves 5,890 acres, but " most of that is grassland that ' s leased out. " said Jim Bacon, assistant director of The New Deal farm and the main campus farm each provide stu- dents with about 350 acres of farm- land to work with. agricultural operations. The New Deal farm and the main campus farm each provide students with about 350 acres of farm- land. The New Deal farm also is composed of dairy cattle, swine, sheep and horse centers, a beef cattle teaching herd, a feedmill and a feedlot. The Research Livestock Center is " strictly research and used for students, " said Bacon. " We and A M are the only ones that have a complete system. " he said. In addition to farms, a campus greenhouse com- plex is available to agricul- Research labs in the Range and Wildlife building are available for Tech agriculture majors. ture students. The College of Agricul- tural Sciences, with an en- rollment of about 1,400, consists of the following de- partments: agricultural economics, agricultural ed- ucation, agricultural en- gineering and technology, animal science, entomolo- gy, plant and soil science and range and wildlife man- agement. The three main areas of teaching, research and pub- lic service are stressed, and special emphasis is placed on the rising growth and technology of farms and ranches. — Camillc Wheeler Candv Mathers College of Agricultural Sciences — 173



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II.- », ■ • pzz Something for everyone College of Arts and Sciences he College of Arts and Sci- ences , the largest on Tech ' s cam- pus, offers 27 departments and 67 separate undergrad- uate degree programs. " We ' re the largest in terms of number of majors and in terms of what we call semester credit hours. " said associate dean Dr. Otto Nelson. " We wind up teaching about two-thirds of all the courses offered on campus. " For example. Nelson said that in the 1984 spring semester, the College of Arts and Sciences taught more than 60 percent of all Tech courses. More than 19,000 stu- dents are enrolled in the college. Departments in- clude biblical literature, Three hours of standing and mix- ing ingredients is worth it if you get the chemical reaction you ' re looking for. biological sciences, mass communications, mathe- matics, philosophy, physi- cal education and theatre arts. A recent department change involves the addi- tion of two degrees to the department of chemistry and biological chemistry (previously the chemistry department.) " We ' re very pleased with this new pro- gram, ' ' said Nelson. " That ' s a rapidly moving field, and one we think will enhance both biochemistry and biological sciences. " The College of Arts and Sciences seeks primarily to teach thinking and com- munication skills and to provide a liberal education. — Camille Wheeler Word processors aid English stu- dents in the typing of papers. The terminals can be found on the sec- ond floor of the English building. Various art works can be seen around campus. Many of these were done by Tech art students. Candy Mathers Candy Mathers College of Arts and Sciences — 175

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