Double-T College Offers Students Taste of Texas Tech

The program is the latest in a long line of opportunities that Texas Tech has created to provide an enhanced learning experience for our students.


Double-T College
debuts Sept. 12, offering students an opportunity to experience topics that they are interested in, but not able to take as classes.

The program is free and offers no course credit, but student who attend all sessions will receive a certificate. Student IDs will be required to count attendance.

Double-T College has no tests or homework, only the opportunity to learn in a relaxed and fun environment. The program is the latest in a long line of opportunities that Texas Tech has created to provide an enhanced learning experience for our students.

"Texas Tech places a great deal of emphasis on providing innovative learning experiences to our students," said Provost Michael Galyean. "We have long prided ourselves on connecting students with faculty and staff both in and out of the classroom, as well as by providing exceptional extracurricular activities and opportunities for students to engage in various aspects of university life."

There are eight faculty members representing a wide variety of subject presenting lectures throughout the fall semester.

Topics for the fall 2017 semester:

Fact or Fake News? The Truth About Climate Change
Sept. 12 and 14 - 3 p.m.
Rawls College of Business Administration, Room 101
Katharine Hayhoe, professor of political science and climate scientist

Are You the Next Bill Nye? See Chemistry at Work
Sept. 25, 27, and 29 – 2 p.m.
Rawls College of Business Administration, Room 101
Dom Casadonte, professor of chemistry

The Magic of Music—40,000 Years of Dance, Song and History in One Hour
Oct. 2 and 4 – 3 p.m.
Rawls College of Business Administration, Room 101
Chris Smith, professor of music

So You Think You're Alone? How Bacteria Get Around and Make the World Go Around
Oct. 10 and 12 – 3 pm
Rawls College of Business Administration, Room 101
Michael San Francisco, professor of biology and dean of the Honors College

LinkedIn to Real Life—Make Your Brand Work for You
Oct. 17 and 19 – 3 p.m.
Rawls College of Business Administration, Room 101
Robert McDonald, professor of marketing

The Game of Chess: Where Women are Strong and Men are Weak
Oct. 30 and Nov. 13 – 4 p.m.
Rawls College of Business Administration, Room 101
Hal Karlsson, professor of geosciences and chess expert

Did This Cause That? How Disease Spreads
Nov. 7 and 9 – 3 p.m.
Rawls College of Business Administration, Room 101
Guy Loneragan, professor of animal science

So You Think Data Can't Dance – Re-presenting Femininity Through Performance
Nov. 28 and 30 – 3 p.m.
Rawls College of Business Administration, Room 101
Genevieve Durham DeCesaro, professor of dance and Elizabeth Sharp, professor of human development and family studies