Listed here are some background resources available in electronic format. They DO NOT replace the assigned readings and may explain concepts in a different way than the textbooks assigned. Remember to cite this and other resources correctly if you use them in your homework or projects.
Are you interested in the changes that the BP Oil Spill in the Gulf of Mexico might bring to the field of chemical engineering? Tragedy in the Gulf: A Call for a New Engineering Ethic may be interesting to you. Read it and other texts from the series Synthesis Lectures on Engineers, Technology and Society from Morgan and Claypool through a library purchase.