Integration of Social Sciences and Humanities into Mechanical Engineering Curriculum

Dubreta, Nikša (2014) Integration of Social Sciences and Humanities into Mechanical Engineering Curriculum. = Integration of Social Sciences and Humanities into Mechanical Engineering Curriculum. Interdisciplinary description of complex systems, 12 (4). pp. 137-150. ISSN 1334-4684. Vrsta rada: ["eprint_fieldopt_article_type_article" not defined]. . Točan broj autora: 1.

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Abstract

Atricle deals with ways in which social sciences and humanities have been integrated from the 1980s to the present day into curriculum of Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture at University of Zagreb, Croatia. After a brief review and summary of selected research and theoretical contributions to the subject theme, a specific research setting is indicated and contextualized. Elements of socio-historical approach are established primarily through analysis of corresponding documents: curriculums from the 1980s, 1990s and 2000s and from a key documents on strategic development of the Faculty. It is stressed that social sciences and humanities topics are continually represented in mechanical engineering study program as legitimate, but separate unit, poorly integrated in the main engineering courses. Together with more or less expressed orientation toward micro-social and micro-economical issues in industry and business, it points to the the main features in continuity of establishing the field of social sciences and humanities. Finally, it is shown that chances to widen and enrich aforementioned field are in close relation to the character of engineering and its social contextualization expressed in a key Faculty's strategic documents.

Item Type: Article (["eprint_fieldopt_article_type_article" not defined])
Keywords (Croatian): Engineering education, Engineering profession, Non-technical courses
Subjects: SOCIAL SCIENCES > Sociology
Divisions: 700 Department of Industrial Engineering > 730 Chair of Sociology
Indexed in Web of Science: No
Indexed in Current Contents: No
Date Deposited: 29 Jun 2016 15:15
Last Modified: 07 Feb 2018 10:56
URI: http://repozitorij.fsb.hr/id/eprint/6008

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