ERIC Number: EJ990963
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Abstractor: As Provided
CURRICULUM: A Chemical Engineering Course for Liberal Arts Students--Indigo: A World of Blues
Piergiovanni, Polly R.
Chemical Engineering Education, v46 n4 p223-230 Fall 2012
Sophomore liberal arts and engineering students enrolled in a course to learn and practice some basic chemical engineering side by side. The course was developed around the theme of indigo dyeing, which has an interesting history, fascinating chemistry and is accessible to all students. The students participated in a variety of active learning exercises in the classroom and laboratory. At the end of the semester, assessments showed that the liberal arts students understood the basic chemical engineering principles as well as the engineering students.
Descriptors: Liberal Arts, Active Learning, Engineering Education, Interdisciplinary Approach, Student Evaluation, Textiles Instruction, Chemical Engineering, Science Laboratories, College Students, Instructional Effectiveness, College Instruction, Course Descriptions, College Science, Science Education
Chemical Engineering Education, Chemical Engineering Division of ASEE. P.O. Box 142097, Gainesville, FL 32614. Tel: 352-392-0861; Fax: 352-392-0861; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://www.che.ufl.edu/cee
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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