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Janet Davis <[log in to unmask]>
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Also FWIW, Harvey Mudd College considers itself a liberal arts college 
as well as an engineering school:
https://www.hmc.edu/about-hmc/

Janet

Joel Adams wrote:
>
> Also in the FWIW category: Calvin offers a 4-year BSE (Bachelor of
> Science in Engineering):
>
> http://www.calvin.edu/academic/engineering/
>
> It’s a general engineering degree with concentrations in Chemical,
> Civil/Environmental, Electrical/Computer, and Mechanical Engineering.
> Students in the program take the same set of courses their first two
> years and then take specialty courses for their concentrations their
> final two years.
>
> Cheers,
>
> -Joel Adams.
>
>
> On Mar 17, 2016, at 3:13 PM, Scot Drysdale <[log in to unmask]
> <mailto:[log in to unmask]>> wrote:
>
>>
>> For what it is worth, Dartmouth offers a Bachelor of Arts major in
>> Engineering. To get a B.E. normally takes an additional year.
>>
>> Scot Drysdale
>>
>>>
>>> On Mar 17, 2016, at 9:04 AM, Douglas Baldwin <[log in to unmask]
>>> <mailto:[log in to unmask]>> wrote:
>>>
>>> There was some really good discussion about what "liberal arts"
>>> means that now seems to have died down, so I'll try to summarize:
>>>
>>> One key idea was that a liberal arts education has broad goals,
>>> i.e., it's for a career but also for membership in community, civic
>>> life, etc. Another take on breadth, from the perspective of
>>> curricula or student experiences, is that a liberal arts program
>>> provides room for second majors, minors, and interdisciplinary
>>> interests. Within computing programs, breadth is reflected in early
>>> exposure to the variety of computing topics and cross-disciplinary
>>> connections. What makes something a "liberal arts" program is that
>>> it's goals reflect such desires for breadth; "liberal arts" is *not*
>>> defined by size of institution or where a program is housed within
>>> an institution. All in all, this definition is very close to the one
>>> offered in the committee goals and focus statement.
>>>
>>> So it looks to me like we're pretty comfortable with the idea that
>>> the sorts of computing programs we'll focus on are ones that have a
>>> central goal of broad education. On lifelong timescales, this means
>>> preparing students for their community/civic roles and personal
>>> well-being as well as for careers; on course-of-study timescales,
>>> this means breadth of computing and its applications, and
>>> opportunities for study outside of computing per se. Is this indeed
>>> a notion of "liberal arts" that we're willing to use going forward?
>>>
>>> (PS. I also thought it was neat how many of the foregoing liberal
>>> arts values appeared in Villanova's College of Engineering mission
>>> statement Boots quoted. I sometimes have this heretical idea that
>>> there really could be such a thing as a liberal arts engineering
>>> program if someone wanted it.)
>>>
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> Joel C. Adams, PhD
> Chair, Dept of Computer Science
> Calvin College
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