Dec 05, 2019  
2017-2018 Undergraduate Academic Catalog 
2017-2018 Undergraduate Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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EB 2100 - BioMolecular Engineering Sophomore Seminar

1 lecture hours 0 lab hours 0 credits
Course Description
As the first in a series of three BioE seminar courses, this sophomore BioE seminar course highlights exciting new areas being advanced by biomolecular engineers and other relevant topics. One of the goals of the course is to assist students in acquiring skills such as critical thinking, communication, public speaking and participation in discussion of controversial ideas. Students attend the seminar, engage in related reading and participate in pre- and post-seminar discussions facilitated by the course instructor(s). Attendance is required for sophomores while BioE freshman are encouraged to attend three of these seminars to earn extra credit in a future EB-course. (prereq: EB 1001 )
Course Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  • Apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
  • Start understanding professional and ethical responsibility
  • Start understanding the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context
  • Start recognizing the need for, and an ability to engage in, life-long learning
  • Start having knowledge of contemporary issues
  • Learn more about biomolecular engineering applications in today’s society
  • Be introduced to professional communication in the form of formal presentations by invited speakers
  • Learn what professional routes exist for graduates with a B.S. in biomolecular engineering, including careers in industry, research academia and graduate school
  • Be able to relate to program alums as role models

Prerequisites by Topic
  • No prerequisites by topic appended

Course Topics
  • Introduction to the course and team formation
  • Pre-seminar discussion on reading and concepts relevant to the seminars
  • Invited speakers-topics vary from year to year
  • Post-seminar discussion on reading and concepts relevant to the seminars
  • Open group discussions
  • Course learning assessment survey and questionnaires

Eryn L. Hassemer

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