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Fall 2016-2017
* 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.

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
20645 L01 11:00 am - 11:50 am M W   McDonnell Hall   A02   Enrolled:81 Limit:120
20651 P01 2:30 pm - 3:20 pm Th   Friend Center   202   Enrolled:12 Limit:15
20646 P02 3:30 pm - 4:20 pm Th   Friend Center   202   Enrolled:14 Limit:15
20650 P03 10:00 am - 10:50 am Th   Friend Center   202   Enrolled:12 Limit:15
20652 P04 10:00 am - 10:50 am F        Enrolled:0 Limit:0 Canceled
20653 P05 10:00 am - 10:50 am Th   Friend Center   205   Enrolled:7 Limit:15
20647 P06 11:00 am - 11:50 am F   Friend Center   202   Enrolled:13 Limit:15
20648 P07 11:00 am - 11:50 am F   Friend Center   203   Enrolled:10 Limit:15
20649 P08 11:00 am - 11:50 am Th   Friend Center   202   Enrolled:13 Limit:15