VAST 241

Engineering and Law as Learned Professions

Instructor: James Lennertz

Office: 208 Kirby

Office Phone: (610) 330-5391


This course may be used to fulfill the ES 225 requirement.

Course Description: A cross-disciplinary course going well beyond a review of professional/ethical codes of engineers and lawyers. This course prepares students for lives within the learned professions as communities of practitioners, called to honorable fiduciary service on behalf of worth public purposes, and rooted in rich intellectual traditions. The course will encourage collaborative learning, placing emphasis on critical reading, discussion, process writing, and interactive simulations. The course considers the moral and ethical issues raised by challenging, concrete, and open-ended case studies.