An engineering curriculum nourished by literature: a dream or a necessity?
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CitationSayin, G. (2017). An engineering curriculum nourished by literature: a dream or a necessity? IEEE Antennas and Propagation Magazine, 59(3), 128-130. https://dx.doi.org/10.1109/MAP.2017.2686081
Examines the need to include literature and the humanities in engineering education. How can an engineering student benefit from literature? Many important engineering problems require a wide range of problem-solving skills, including those that the literary perspective can provide. Otherwise, as Abraham Flexner said to the American Society of Electrical Engineers in 1919, “The narrow technical education makes the engineer just instrumentally proficient; only if his training extends out into the cultural tangle, will he get a voice in determining the lane that social evolution shall take, only then will he be creator of the future and not merely a tool of the present”.