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Fall 2017-2018
* 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 - 14%
Problem set(s) - 10%
Other (See Instructor) - 6%

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

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
21073 L01 11:00 am - 11:50 am M W        Enrolled:29 Limit:120
21079 P01 2:30 pm - 3:20 pm Th        Enrolled:2 Limit:15
21074 P02 3:30 pm - 4:20 pm Th        Enrolled:5 Limit:15
21078 P03 10:00 am - 10:50 am Th        Enrolled:3 Limit:15
22714 P04 10:00 am - 10:50 am Th        Enrolled:4 Limit:15
21080 P05 11:00 am - 11:50 am F        Enrolled:6 Limit:15
21075 P06 11:00 am - 11:50 am F        Enrolled:1 Limit:15
21076 P07 11:00 am - 11:50 am Th        Enrolled:8 Limit:15