Shilo Brooks is Director of the Engineering Leadership Program and an affiliated faculty member in the Herbst Program of Humanities in Engineering. His research, teaching, and writing focus on leadership, political theory, and the relationship between politics, science, and culture. His latest book, Nietzsche's Culture War, examines Friedrich Nietzsche's critiques of modern culture and modern science. Additional areas of research interest include American political thought, liberal education, and the history of science.
Political Philosophy and Theory, Leadership, History of Science, American Political Thought, Science and the Humanities, Continental Philosophy, Liberal Education
ENLP 2000 - Leadership, Fame and Failure
Examines the ambition, moral character, prudence and grit required for effective leadership. Common causes of leadership failure are also considered. A wide variety of ancient and modern leaders are studied in the disciplines of science and technology, politics, business and military affairs using primary source readings in history, philosophy and literature. Also explores whether leadership is a teachable art.
HUEN 1010 - Humanities for Engineers
Spring 2018 / Fall 2018 / Summer 2019
Explores a wide variety of challenging and interesting humanistic themes (love, responsibility, ambition, etc.) in many forms (fiction, philosophy, plays, poetry, art, music, etc.). In small discussion-based classes, emphasizes the writing, public speaking and critical thinking skills needed to excel as a professional engineer. Fulfills College of Engineering writing requirement for first-year freshmen only.
HUEN 3100 - Advanced Humanities for Engineers
Spring 2018 / Summer 2018
Explores what it means to be a fully human being:�through group discussion, closely examines individual works of culturally and historically significant philosophy, literature and art.�Includes extensive writing. Fulfills the College of Engineering & Applied Science writing requirement.�Department prerequisite: a minimum GPA of 3.0.