2.18.14 beacon flashback
Feb. 18, 1972
In the 84rd issue of its 7th volume, The Daily Beacon reported on the addition of the new human services major. The major was added to the department of social work and represented a new concept in education. The interdisciplinary major was designed to represent psychology, philosophy, zoology and sociology according to the then-Director of Human Services, Robert Kronick.
UT announced this year that starting in the fall of 2014, UT students will be able to major in cinema studies in addition to the minor created in the 80s. Also an interdisciplinary major, the program will include classes in the College of Communication and Information and the College of Arts and Sciences.
In other news, the Beacon also reported on the Moot Court at UT's College of Law, the goal of which was not to test their knowledge of law but their ability to apply facts in a case and build an argument. Today, UT Mock Trial and UT Speech and Debate Society offer similar preparation and enhancement of students' critical thinking and debate skills.
This Beacon Flashback was compiled by Online Editor Samantha Smoak.