Social/Behavioral Science Exploration
This course prepares students to critically understand and appreciate the implications of engineering and technology within the broader context of local and global societies and communities. It is through the help of critical readings/articles/essays and case studies that we will identify these impacts. We will discuss and understand professional and ethical responsibilities based on codes of ethics statements from discipline specific professional organizations and societies. Additionally we will study cases of engineering failures in order to integrate concepts of risk analysis into their discussion of ethics and professional responsibilities, especially as these failures relate to public health, safety, and whistle blowing.