Interdisciplinary Series Tackles Politics
Written by Toni Salama
Ten faculty across four colleges have come together to form Texas Tech's first open-teaching program. A student who has a class with any of the participating professors may attend any of the lectures in the series.
In addition, several co-curricular events are open to the public.
The pilot program, called Teaching Diversity Across the Curriculum, opens the door to students who are seeking an interdisciplinary and cross-disciplinary education, said Aliza Wong, associate chair of the College of Arts & Sciences' Department of History. The program was made possible, in part, by the Cross Cultural Academic Advancement Center and its director, Jobi Martinez.
With an eye toward the Nov. 6 presidential election, the program is themed to "Politics, People, and the Popular: Global and Domestic Perspectives on the U.S. Political System," and designed to encourage critical thinking skills from the vantage points of diversity, multiculturalism, access and global citizenship, Wong added.
- CURTIS BAUER Assistant Professor, Department of English
- MIGUEL LEVARIO Assistant Professor, Department of History
- RON MILAM Associate Professor, Department of History
- EMILY SKIDMORE Assistant Professor, Department of History
- ALIZA WONG Associate Chair and Associate Professor, Department of History
- JACKI FITZPATRICKAssociate Professor, College of Human Sciences
- ARETHA MARBLEY Professor, College of Education
- FERNANDO VALLE Assistant Professor, College of Education
- ROBERT PEASLEEAssistant Professor, College of Media and Communication
- KENT WILKINSON Associate Professor, College of Media and Communication