Engineering in Society at the USC Wrigley Institute on Catalina Island

Our curriculum aims to provide engineering students with a comprehensive understanding of the broader implications of their work in a societal context. While traditional engineering programs focus primarily on technical skills and problem-solving, this curriculum adopts a holistic approach that includes ethics, communication, and the societal ramifications of science and technology. Incorporating hands-on projects in partnership with community organizations, immersive experiences in global contexts, and in-depth analysis of ethical decision-making in and out of the classroom, these courses aim to prepare engineers who are not only technically proficient but also socially and ethically responsible.

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Courses with an ethics component
Courses with a communications component
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Courses with a global experience component
Courses with a social implications component
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Published on April 7th, 2017

Last updated on July 1st, 2024