Integrating Liberal Arts Foundations in the Engineering Undergraduate Experience


A three-year $400,000 grant from the Teagle Foundation, as part of its Liberal Arts in the Professions Initiative, supports curriculum change that better integrates the liberal arts and engineering education at UCLA. The grant also supports developing a standardized and transferrable introductory engineering course to be designed and piloted at seven community college partners and subsequently made available to all the two-year colleges in the California Community College System. The proposed curricular changes at UCLA include:

  • Establishing a required two-quarter course sequence for incoming first-year engineering students that emphasizes the interplay of technology and social issues and developing themed “tracks” to satisfy general education distribution requirements; and,

  • Engaging engineering students with the digital humanities. The first-year course sequence will serve as the basis for developing the community college engineering course.

Grant Title

Integrating Liberal Arts Foundations in the Engineering Undergraduate Experience

Amount

$400,000

Duration

February 2019-February 2022

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