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Fall 2014-2015
* CEE 102A / EGR 102A / MAE 102A (HA)   Graded A-F, P/D/F, Audit

Engineering in the Modern World

Michael G. Littman

Lectures and readings focus on bridges, railroads, power plants, steamboats, telegraph, highways, automobiles, aircraft, computers, and the microchip. Historical analysis provides a basis for studying societal impact by focusing on scientific, political, ethical, and aesthetic aspects in the evolution of engineering over the past two and a half 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 30 pages to read out of the course text(s) each week, along with an additional 20 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
20734 L01 11:00 am - 11:50 am M W   McDonnell Hall   A02   Enrolled:67 Limit:120
21625 P01 2:30 pm - 3:20 pm Th   Friend Center   202   Enrolled:11 Limit:15
20735 P02 3:30 pm - 4:20 pm Th   Friend Center   202   Enrolled:10 Limit:15
20739 P03 10:00 am - 10:50 am Th   Friend Center   202   Enrolled:7 Limit:15
21626 P04 10:00 am - 10:50 am F        Enrolled:0 Limit:0 Canceled
21627 P05 10:00 am - 10:50 am Th        Enrolled:0 Limit:0 Canceled
20736 P06 11:00 am - 11:50 am F   Friend Center   202   Enrolled:15 Limit:15 Closed
20737 P07 11:00 am - 11:50 am F   Friend Center   203   Enrolled:12 Limit:15
20738 P08 11:00 am - 11:50 am Th   Friend Center   202   Enrolled:12 Limit:15