spring 2012 syllabus(1)

spring 2012 syllabus(1) - BME 333T Engineering...

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BME 333T: Engineering Communication Spring, 2012 Instructor: Dr. Randi Voss BME 4.202C Office hours: Tuesday 11:00-12:00; Thursday 12:00-1:00; and gladly by appointment [email protected] TA: Julie Rytlewski BME 4.420 Office hours: Monday 10:30am-12:00pm; Wednesday 2:00-3:30pm; and (also gladly) by appointment [email protected] Overview: Welcome to BME 333T, the communication course for biomedical engineering majors. Welcome whether you are from BME or another engineering major. In this class we will study communication across several dimensions and explore relationships between engineering and the social world. The main dimensions of communication covered are written, interpersonal/interactive (including leadership and working as part of a team), visual, presentational, and cultural. The course anticipates the main forms of communication used in engineering, medicine, 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 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 physicians 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. This course carries a Writing Flag and an Ethics Flag Books: Richard Carlson, Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff—and It’s All Small Stuff Stone, Difficult Conversations: How to Discuss What Matters Most Diana Hacker, The Bedford Handbook Carlson and Stone are available at the University Co-op. Other readings will be posted on Blackboard. Syllabus for BME 333T, Spring, 2012, Voss, The University of Texas at Austin 1
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Course Objectives: 1. To learn the rhetorical principles that underlie writing clearly, presenting confidently, designing professional graphics, and communicating face-to-face and
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