Liberal Arts at Texas A&M University at Qatar plays a critical role in encouraging students to broaden their academic horizons, integrating a diverse range of studies that develop analytical and critical thinking skills. The disciplines within liberal arts help provide a balanced curriculum for every student to grow both intellectually and socially.
The Liberal Arts Program gives students the opportunity to delve into critical social sciences like history, political science, and English studies. In addition to the core courses offered, the program also provides support for students undertaking research projects for their respective engineering degree.The program is determined to provide a strong humanities and social sciences curriculum in order to help students better understand the context of their degree in the wider world.
Liberal Arts also supports the four Texas A&M University at Qatar engineering programs in the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) process by ensuring that students can use research strategies, apply documentation techniques appropriately, compose formally correct academic essays in varying genres, critically analyze texts and rhetorical situations to understand the factors that influence successful writing, and write grammatically and mechanically correct essays in Standard Written English.
Students will also use their knowledge of the writing and speaking process to adapt writing and documentation for varying audiences, formats, and purposes, use appropriate and effective style, graphics and design in their documents, apply course concepts when writing documents related to their discipline, and use a variety of technology tools to support online communication and the drafting of technical documents.