Academic West BuildingProgrammatically, Academic West houses seven departments within the Social Sciences (International Relations, Political Science, Latin American Studies, Economics, Sociology and Anthropology, Environmental Science and Geography) as well as the Bucknell Institute for Public Policy and Field Research Teaching Lab. In addition to offices and related support facilities for faculty and staff, the building also houses nine classrooms, ranging in size from 70 persons to 42 persons; conference, seminar and meeting rooms; three research labs; and numerous hearth spaces intended to foster interactive learning among students, faculty and staff.