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Student Learning Outcomes

Course Name: Engineering Critical Thinking
Course Number: ENGR 1C
Course Objectives:
  • Students will be able to understand and identify formal and informal fallacies of thought and language including those that are commonly found in technical practice.
  • Students will be able to illustrate and distinguish matters of fact from opinion or judgment and reach supported factual conclusions based on evidence.
  • Students will be able to analyze, advocate and criticize ideas and reach conclusions.
  • Students will be able to assess the discovery, critical evaluation, and reporting of information in engineering projects.
  • Students will be able to construct and evaluate logical arguments for client-centered design project presentations.
  • Students will be able to construct and evaluate arguments that utilize both the rational and creative faculties.
  • Students will be able to write reports (6000 words total per semester) that analyze, summarize and evaluate student design projects that employ such strategies as analysis and synthesis and require definition, analysis, interpretation and refutation.
  • Students will be able to complete team based projects, including stage of group formation and conflict resolution.
  • Students will be able to evaluate the performance of engineering design projects, including presentations.
  • Students will be able to produce high quality writing that is appropriate to a college level course.
  • Students will be able to connect critical thinking, writing and language skills to the daily practice of engineering.