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ENGR 102: Engineering Freshman AcademyFall 2020Section (s): 28518DDay/Time: W 3:00-4:50PM Location: ONLINEInstructor Brent J. LiuAssociate ProfessorDRB 264/(213) [email protected] Alyse Barlow (ISE)(425) 753-3677 [email protected] Madnani (CHE) (424) 366-3621 [email protected] Goals & Objectives:The primary goal of the Engineering Freshman Academy is to introduce beginning engineeringstudents to various aspects of engineering, including the technical, political, ethical and societalimpacts of the engineering field. To that end, emphasis in this course will be on the NationalAcademy of Engineering (NAE) Grand Challenges for engineering. Each section will focus on oneof the NAE 14 Grand Challenges or related topics. Such focus will provide an essential contextfor the class and frame the specific content for the course learning objectives. Upon completionof the Engineering Freshman Academy course, students will:1. Demonstrate an ability to think like an engineer: Engineers are problem-solvers usingan iterative problem solving cycle and will consider the societal relevance for thesolutions they develop.2. Identify the societal and historical context of contemporary engineering and explainhow history has informed contemporary engineering practice.3. Compare the potential of the engineering profession to other contemporary careers.4. Identify and describe ethical dilemmas in engineering, for example by using the GrandChallenge context. 5. Demonstrate a general understanding of engineering and its potential, for example byunderstanding the NAE Grand Challenges. 6. Demonstrate specific understanding of one of the 14 Grand Challenges on which thesection of the course has been focused.Textbook and Assigned Readings/Materials There is no textbook for the course, howevercomprehensive reading materials and other course resources will be posted onBlackboard and/or provided in class.1Class Requirements, Structure & Grading PolicyThis course includes one lecture/discussion per week (Wednesday 3:00PM-4:50PM ONLINE).The course may also include team and total class discussions, team activities or projects, andlectures by experts. The course will be graded with letter grades (A-F), according to thefollowing:(1) Participation & Attendance (20%)Students are required to participate in discussions, respond to email requests, and actas responsible team members and colleagues to others in the class. Completion of all in-class assignments and attendance is MANDATORY. If you plan on missing a classmeeting or activity, please provide advance notice to your course instructor. You areresponsible for any information covered in a class you don’t attend. (2) All-Academy Lectures (10%)There will be three all-academy lectures during the semester. You are required to attend two out of the three lectures, and brief summary write-up will be required for each academy lecture by the next scheduled class period. Each attended lecture and associated write-up will be worth 5% of your final grade, and two lectures and write-upsare required.(3) Outside-the-class activities (30%)The academy coaches will be organizing four out-of-the-class activities throughout the semester. You are required to attend three out of the four, along with a brief write-up required by the subsequent class period. Each activity and write-up will be worth 10% each. Attendance of additional activities is encouraged but will not result in extra percentage points towards your final grade. These activities consist of the following:- Two one-on-ones/two-on-ones with their coaches throughout the semester- Two USC/Viterbi events from the following list: USC Visions and Voices event; Viterbi Career Connections or USC Career Center event; Viterbi/Department lecture, symposium, colloquium, or showcase; or a similar approved event(4) Homework (10%)Homework assignments will be required, due prior to the start of each class via submission on Blackboard or other means as determined by your faculty. The homework assignments will be based upon the NAE Grand Challenge focus. Please follow USC’s guidelines on academic integrity across the entire content of the class (from homework assignments to exams). (5) Final Project (30%)A collaborative, team oriented design project will be completed during the semester, that is aligned with one of the 14 NAE Grand Challenges. This project will determined bythe class/group in discussion with one another and in consultation with the course 2instructor and the course coaches. There will be NO homework assignments other than the collaborative work on the group project.(6) Replacement for ONE Homework assignmentStudents may substitute one homework assignment with participation in one or more career related event sponsored by the office of Student Engagement and Career Connections. Students will be required to submit a reflective paper describing the career focused event and have it signed off by the appropriate Career Connections staff. Check with your academy coach for recommendations!Statement for Students with DisabilitiesAny student requesting academic accommodations based on a disability is required to register with Disability Services and Programs (DSP) each semester. A letter of verification for approved accommodations can be obtained from DSP. Please be sure the letter is delivered to the instructor (or to the coach) as early in the semester as possible. DSP is located in STU 301 and is open from 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, (213) 740-0776Statement on Academic IntegrityUSC seeks to maintain an optimal learning environment. General principles of academic honesty include the concept of respect for the intellectual property of others, the expectation that individual work will be submitted unless otherwise allowed by an instructor, and the obligations both to protect one’s own academic work from misuse by others as well as to avoid using another’s work as one’s own. All students are expected to understand and abide by these principles. Scampus, the Student Guidebook, contains the Student Conduct Code in Section 11.00, while the recommended sanctions are located in Appendix A: http://www.usc.edu/dept/publications/SCAMPUS/gov/. Students will be referred to the Office of Student Judicial Affairs and Community Standards for further review, should

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