Interdisciplinearity LO22762

Steve Eskow (
Tue, 28 Sep 1999 22:32:32 -0600

Replying to LO22754 --

Tom, I need for you to return to the failure you're trying to undo, or the
problem you're thinking might be overcome with a different kind of

Is the problem that graduates of our engineering schools are bad
engineers? Bad human beings? Unable or unwilling to join with other
experts to work on projects that require the talents of the physicist, the
engineer, the sociologist, and the political scientist?

Or is that engineers who focus too intensely on technical courses and
technical issues are inadequate citizens, inadequate human beings,
workaholics who don't appreciate a sunset or a fugue?

Do you think they would be better engineers, or better team players, or
better husbands and voters if they took more humanities?

Again: what's the problem that you see or sense that you think needs
solving, and to which interdisciplinarity might contribute?



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