Galloway Cynthia M kfcmg00 at TAMUK.EDU
Sun Nov 8 21:40:55 EST 1998


I have just been talking with a professor at another University who is 
involed with writing a grant proposal for a  curriculum for preprofessional 
track students.  This is a multi-campus endeavor.  He was told that 
preprofessional students need only life skills  and Botany had no life 
skills so it could be removed from the curriculum.  When he asked what 
 a life skill was he was given an example of pH.  Two Universities had 
already removed Botany from their Intro Biology course.  Is this a 
growing trend or just continued ignorance on the part of nonbotanists?  
I'm a little steamed since I, as a Botanist, am expected to know lots of 
nonbotanical things. 

How do we defend our profession?


Dr. Cynthia M. Galloway
Associate Professor 
Dept. of Biology
Campus Box 158
Texas A&M University
Kingsville, TX 78363

FAX: 512/595-3409

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