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BME 333T: Engineering Communication Summer, 2016 – Unique 75605 Instructor: Dr. Brandi DeMont Email: [email protected] Office: BME 4.202E Office Hours:  M 10-11am, and gladly by appointment     Teaching Assistant: Deepa Fadnis Email: [email protected] Learning Assistant: Amanda Meriwether Email: [email protected] Class meeting times: M-Th 11:30-1:30          Place: CMA 3.114 Overview Welcome to BME 333T, the communication course designed for biomedical engineering majors. We extend  this welcome whether you are from BME or another engineering major. In this class we will study  communication across several dimensions .  The main dimensions of communication covered are written,  interpersonal/interactive (including leadership and working as part of a team), presentational, and professional.  The course anticipates the main forms of communication used in engineering and research. This course will  show you ways to communicate effectively in a variety of professional and academic situations and give you  practice in doing so.  Just as important as skills in the course is the experience of speaking and writing as a means of discovering  what you think—especially about issues in your field. E.M. Forester wrote, “How do I know what I think until I see what I write.” Language is not only the clothing of thought—it  is  thought. So this course will provide many  varied opportunities to  explore what you think about issues  in (biomedical) engineering, how you think  researchers and engineers should act when faced with difficult ethical decisions, and what roles and  responsibilities engineers have in relation to their work and to the societies in which they work. You can expect  to explore yourself to some degree, as well. The Learning Record This course utilizes the Learning Record (LR). You will determine your course grade by monitoring your  progress against the grading criteria below over the course of the semester, and documenting your development  and achievements in a portfolio of work, frequent self-assessments, and a formal reflection on your work at the  beginning, middle, and end of the semester. The portfolio and observations will provide the evidence from  which you will build an argument about your performance in the class. After reviewing your argument, I will  either agree with or revise your self-assessment based on the evidence provided in your Learning Record. You  will submit your portfolios and Learning Record at the beginning, midterm, and the end of semester, but you are welcome to meet me in office hours anytime to brainstorm strategies for success in the course. If we are in 
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