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Martin Afromowitz
E E 398
Seattle Campus

Introduction to Professional Issues

Covers topics of interest to students planning their educational and professional path, including salaries, the value of advanced degrees, societal expectations of engineering professionals, the corporate enterprise, ethical dilemmas, patents and trade secrets, outsourcing, and the global market.

Class description

Textbook update: Our very inexpensive text will be available to students at a large discount through the EE Store during the first week of classes.

Student learning goals

General method of instruction

Class discussion of issues raised in student essays and other points of view.

Recommended preparation

Class assignments and grading

Articles will be distributed, and short essays will be assigned weekly. Two hours of homework per week should be expected. A final paper will be assigned on a subject to be researched and analyzed.

Weekly student essays and the final paper will be graded based on facts presented, analysis, style, proper English usage, spelling, grammar and punctuation. Final grade will be based on graded assignments as well as attendance and class participation. There will be no exams.


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Martin Afromowitz
Date: 09/24/2012