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Vg 496: Professional Ethics


Course description: Introduction to the nature of professional responsibilities and engineering ethics.  Students become acquainted with the basic ethical demands made by their future profession.  They learn how to critically examine their role in society and how to independently make decisions on an ethical basis.  They improve their ability to work in teams and to make presentations to fellow professionals and to the public.  Specific topics include engineering codes of ethics, safety, possibilities of dissent, and cross-cultural issues.I
Credit hours: 2 credits.
Pre-requisites: Vg100, Junior or Senior standing
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