PD20: Engineering Workplace Skills I: Developing Reasoned Conclusions helps students develop the critical thinking and communication skills they need to succeed as engineers. Is it acceptable to admit you don’t know anything about a problem or a question? How do you collect information and confirm its legitimacy? Is there a difference between public and private morality? Students who take PD20 answer these questions and begin their professional development journey.
What do PD20 students do?
- Identify biases and real-world examples of errors in reasoning
- Evaluate the soundness of different kinds of arguments
- Reflect on their personal ethics and workplace communication style
How are PD20 students graded?
PD20 students complete a series of quizzes and tests over the course of the term. To pass the course, students must earn an overall grade of 60% or higher. Students can deepen their learning by completing a bonus assessment worth 5% during the term.
If you have a question about grading in PD20, contact the course team using the information in the sidebar.