CE-401
Civil Engineering Seminar

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Grades

 

The Essay Teams for Fall 2019 Are Provided At This Link:
Essay Teams

 

 

There appears to be some confusion about the
Josephson Six Pillars of Character and Ethical Decision-Making Model.
These PDFs May Help Clarify Some of These Issues

Six Pillars of Character Summary

Josephson's Ethical Decision-Making Model (Annotated)

 

 

IS COMMON SENSE REALLY SO UNCOMMON?

In the administration of CE-401, Let's apply a healthy dose
of Common Sense to our deliberations and discussions,
despite reports of the passing of Common Sense.

YOU SHOULD READ COMMON SENSE'S OBITUARY AT THIS LINK

before proceeding with the Seminar.

 

 

 

How to Do Things with Words - John Langshaw Austin

John L. Austin was one of the leading philosophers of the twentieth century. The William James Lectures presented Austin 's conclusions in the field to which he directed his main efforts on a wide variety of philosophical problems. These talks became the classic How to Do Things with Words .

 

 

 

WEEKLY DISCUSSION QUESTION ACTIVITIES

DISCUSSION QUESTION GROUP AND INDIVIDUAL ACTIVITES

For Week 09, there are 6 discussion questions, and each group will address 3 of the 3 in accordance with the group assignments shown below

Section 1

Section 2

 

For Week 08, there is 1 discussion question, and each group will address the question in accordance with the group assignments shown below

Section 1

Section 2

 

FONT COLOR LEGEND EXPLANATION

Non-bold Black Font -

Student has not made a timely post in the Group's Discussion Thread for the Question, or

The Group Leader has not posted the Group's consensus in the Group's Discussion Thread for the question, with a loss of 5 points for the leader.

Bold Black Font -

Student has made a timely post in the Group's Discussion Thread for the Question or

The Group Leader has posted a timely consensus for the Group in the Group's Discussion Thread for the Question.

Red Font - Student has not made a timely post in the Group's discussion Thread for the Question with loss of points on the question:

  • Non-bold Red Font = A post occurs AFTER the deadline for initial posting has passed but BEFORE the group leader posts the group's consensus with a loss of 20% of the points for that question

or

  • Bold Red Font = A post occurs AFTER the leader posts the group's consensus for the question with a loss of 60% of the points for that question.

or

  • Non-Bold Red Italicized Font = No post occurs by the student on the question with a loss of 100% of the points for that question

 

 

Follow the links below to specific information

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Links Related To Administration of CE 401

Grades

Downloads

Important Information About CE-401

Syllabus

Discussion Question Procedures

Essay Assignment

Consensus Building

Writing Tips and Suggestions

History of CE 401

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Links Related To Professions and The Professions' Role

Qualifications Based Selection (QBS)

Attributes of a Profession

Lifelong Learning

Public Policy Issues and Civil Engineering

Breaking News of Interest To Civil Engineers

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Links Related To Failures and Whistle Blowing

Whistle-Blowing

Whistle Blowing

Nice Guys Finish Last Follow-Up: (Challenger/Alaska Pipeline/Hanford)

Whistle Blowers In The News

Engineering and Engineered Construction Failures

Hyatt Regency, Kansas City, Missouri

Other Failures

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Links Related To Ethics, Ethical Duties, and Ethical Decision Making

Shame

Ethics, Ethical Decision Making:

Meet Michael Josephson

Josephson Institute Materials

ASCE's Ethics Training Materials

Other Ethics Resources

Ethics Theories and False Theories

Relevant Code of Ethics Considerations (Link Currently Inactive)

Global Principles of Professional Conduct

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Links Related To Engineering Ethics Case Studies

Incident At Morales

Truesteel Affair

Gilbane Gold

Testing Water ... and Ethics (Link Currently Inactive)

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Links Related To The Law, Legal Duties, and Dispute Avoidance/Resolution

The Legal System and The Law

Expert Witnesses

Tort Reform

Stella Awards

Unjust Enrichment

Loss Prevention Resources

Dispute Resolution Resources

Risk Management

Construction Jobsite Safety

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