bme 333T sum2 syllabus 2017.pdf

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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 disagreement on your assessment, we will discuss it individually in my office hours until we come to an agreement. You’ll assess your work and progress within five Course Strands (broad-level goals that cover a variety of skills) and you’ll gauge your experience across five Dimensions of Learning (measures that are common to
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