Introduction

Welcome to the website of GE 449 Engineering and Society (Section 04). Here you will find the files associated with the lecture notes, the lecture schedule as it progresses, a desription of the assignments, and all class announcements will be posted here.

 
Class Information
Course Instructor: Dr. Kerry Mazurek (Office: Room 2B44 Engineering, Ph: (306) 966-5477; e-mail: Kerry.Mazurek@usask.ca)
Class Time:

TR 2:30-3:50 p.m.

Class Location Engineering 1B71
Office Hours: W 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. TR 4:00-5:00 p.m. *Additionally, appointments outside of office hours can be scheduled by emailing the instructor at Kerry.Mazurek@usask.ca
 
Announcements (updated April 12, 2017)
Final Exam Format and Content (posted April 12, 2017): The final exam will be closed book; no outside materials are allowed.  Just bring some pens to the exam.  The exam will be on 8.5 by 14 inch (legal size paper) and you will write on the exam itself to answer questions, just like for the midterm exam.  The exam will be more open-ended in nature with more open-ended questions.  From my workings with the other GE 449 instructors, it looks like they may be some matching and multiple-choice questions added to the exam - I will email the class once this is settled. Content can cover all aspects of course keep in mind these will be open-ended questions so we will be looking for big ideas vs. repeating of facts.  With respect to the presentations, we will be testing on those. You should be familiar with all the presentations. We can ask about the following aspects if they apply to that project: economic, social/cultural, health, safety, legal, and moral/ethical.
Final Exam Time and Location (posted April 12, 2017): The final exam for GE 449 will be held on Tuesday, April 25th from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m in PAC Gym in Rows 1-25 ODD.  Our section's (Section 04) rows will be in the middle of the gym.  Each GE 449 section will have a slightly different exam.  Look for the picture of the golden retreiver puppy on the front of the Section 04 Exam to make sure you have the correct exam.
Presentation Grades (posted April 12, 2017): The presentation grades were handed out in the last class to all the groups.  The average on the presentations was 80.8%.
Interview Assignment (posted April 12, 2017): The average grade on the interview assignment was 86.6%.  Good work! If you have not picked up your interview assignment, please stop by my office at 2B44.
Midterm Exam (posted April 12, 2017): The average grade on the midterm exam was 76.4%.  Any midterms that were not picked up are available from the instructor in Room 2B44 Engineering.
Course Outline (posted January 5, 2017): The course outline is available here: Course Outline
Textbook (posted January 5, 2017): The textbook for the course is Fleddermann, C.B. (2012). Engineering Ethics, 4th edition. Pearson Prentice Hall.: Upper Saddle River, New Jersey, USA, ISBN-10: 0-13-214529-9. It is highly recommended but not required.
Course Enrollment Limit Override (posted January 5, 2017): If you are unable to register for the course due to class or lab limits on enrollment, please see the course instructor. Bring with you the override form that is available from the Student Services office of the College of Engineering (2nd floor).

Midterm Exam (posted January 5, 2017): The midterm exam will be held on Thursday, February 16, 2017 from 2:30-3:50 p.m. in Room 1B71 Engineering.