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Unformatted text preview: E-190 PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES OF ENGINEERS PART A -COURSE INFORMATION 1. Course Description PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES OF ENGINEERS covers four aspects of the engineering profession: (1) Legal principles applicable to the engineering profession: contract law, agency, partnerships, corporations, real property, professional liability, products liability, intellectual property (patents, copyrights, trademarks, & trade secrets), and employment law (discrimination, retaliation & sexual harassment); (2) Ethical principles of the engineering profession; (3) Professional development and values; and (4) Verbal presentations. The class meets twice a week for a total of three hours per week. In addition, each student gives one verbal presentation in small sections that meet once a week with a Teaching Assistant. 2. Course Objectives a. To orient engineering students to the professional world they are about to enter. b. To introduce engineering students to the areas of law they will encounter in their profession: contracts, agency, partnerships, corporations, real property, professional liability, products...
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