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FALL 2010 CHEMICAL ENGINEERING AND SOCIETY Chemical Engineering 311 treats the main topics of ethics, environment (including energy production considerations), and safety in the context of societal and professional responsibility. Issues in these areas are prone to subjective differences of opinion and can be highly politicized; therefore, critical thinking and objective communication will be central to our course of study so that we become proficient at formulating fact-based and well-reasoned opinions and at presenting sound arguments for policies and practices. We will also touch on several other topics, which are important in professional practice, including leadership, teamwork, and valuing diversity. All of these topics are foundational to good engineering, and so we treat these early in the chemical engineering curriculum so that as you take other courses (e.g., Fluids, Heat Transfer, Kinetics, Plant Design) and learn chemical engineering science, your learning will develop upon this strong foundation. This course will have some lecturing, but will also have a strong “active-learning” and “cooperative-learning” flavor which will require students to come to class prepared to discuss and reason and even teach each other concepts and applications. This may distance you from your comfort zone, but I guarantee that it will increase your learning and your enjoyment of the class. Students are expected to 1- attend class 2- be on time 3- be prepared to participate 4- enthusiastically and respectfully contribute Course Objectives 1. To understand, commit to, and practice sound ethical behavior. 2. To understand, commit to, and gain experience in environmentally responsible engineering. 3. To understand, commit to, and gain experience in engineering safety. Instructor W. Vincent Wilding 350G CB Telephone: 422-2393 e-mail: [email protected] Office Hours: MF 9-11 Teaching Assistant Travis Schlappi 206 CB Hours: MWF 9-10, 11-12 [email protected] Karey Knackstedt 206 CB Hours: MWF 9-10, TTh 10-11:30 [email protected] Lectures MWF 8:00 - 8:50 a.m.; 256 CB Text Chemical Process Safety: Fundamentals with Applications, Second Edition, Daniel A. Crowl and Joseph F. Louvar, Prentice Hall, 2002. Note: There will be other required reading resources in the course.
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