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ERIC Number: EJ810746
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jun
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 40
ISSN: ISSN-0304-3797
Humanities and Social Science Courses in Undergraduate Engineering Curricula: The Case of the Arabian Gulf
Webb, M. J.
European Journal of Engineering Education, v33 n3 p367-380 Jun 2008
A comparative study was conducted between the minimum required number of humanities and social science credits for graduation at top-tier undergraduate universities in the US and similar, English-medium universities in the Arabian Gulf. It was found that on average the US universities required students to complete a higher proportion of humanities and social science courses than comparable institutions in the Gulf region. This finding is attributable to a range of social, cultural and pedagogical factors including, but not limited to, the traditional, conservative nature of societies in the Gulf. (Contains 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United States