E E 398
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.
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Student learning goals
General method of instruction
Class discussion of issues raised in student essays and other points of view.
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.