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Fall 2011-2012
* CEE 102A / EGR 102A / MAE 102A (HA)  

Engineering in the Modern World

David P. Billington
Gordana Herning
Michael G. Littman

Lectures and readings focus on bridges, railroads, power plants, highways, airports, harbors, automobiles, aircraft, computers, and the microchip. Historical analysis provides a basic for studying urban problems by focusing on scientific, political, ethical, and aesthetic aspects in the evolution of engineering over the past two centuries. The precepts and the papers will focus historically on engineering ideas including the social and political issues raised by these innovations and how they were shaped by society as well as how they helped shape culture.

Sample reading list:
D. P. Billington, The Innovators
D. P. Billington and D. P. Billington Jr, Power, Speed and Form
See instructor for complete list

Reading/Writing assignments:
This section of CEE102 has approximately 40 pages to read out of the course text(s) each week, along with an additional 30 to 40 pages of special readings for precept each week. Students also complete a set of homework problems every other week.

Requirements/Grading:
Mid Term Exam - 15%
Final Exam - 25%
Term Paper(s) - 30%
Class/Precept Participation - 20%
Problem set(s) - 10%

Equivalent Courses:
CEE 102A, CEE 102B are considered equivalent courses and cannot be taken multiple times for credit.

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
20363 L01 11:00 am - 11:50 am M W   McDonnell Hall   A02   Enrolled:76 Limit:96
P01 2:30 pm - 3:20 pm Th   Friend Center   202   Enrolled:13 Limit:15
P02 3:30 pm - 4:20 pm Th   Friend Center   202   Enrolled:12 Limit:15
20366 P03 2:30 pm - 3:20 pm Th        Enrolled:0 Limit:0 Canceled
P04 10:00 am - 10:50 am F   Friend Center   202   Enrolled:8 Limit:15
P05 10:00 am - 10:50 am Th   Friend Center   202   Enrolled:14 Limit:15
P06 11:00 am - 11:50 am F   Friend Center   202   Enrolled:10 Limit:15
P07 11:00 am - 11:50 am F   Friend Center   203   Enrolled:11 Limit:12
P08 11:00 am - 11:50 am Th   Friend Center   204   Enrolled:8 Limit:12