ENGR 100                                                                                                                                                                                                  Fall 2004

Call No. 11734

S. F. Felszeghy

 

Introduction to Engineering

 

Text: Landis, Raymond B., Studying Engineering: A Road Map to a Rewarding Career, 2nd Ed., Discovery Press, 2000.

 

Purpose of Course:  To enhance your success as a student and as a person

 

Journal:  Please purchase a spiral notebook which will be used to document the following:

 

        All notes taken in class

        All course assignments

        Questions, issues, or perspectives you gained from the reading and would like to raise in class

        Your opinion of each section of the text

 

Grading:  The course will be graded CR/NC. A NC grade will result from any of the following:

1.     More than two absences

2.     An unsatisfactory grade on the journal you keep

3.     An unsatisfactory grade on class participation

4.     An unsatisfactory grade on the three multiple choice exams to be given during the course

Attendance:  As indicated, attendance is mandatory.  There will be no excused absences.  Students missing more than two classes will not receive credit for the course.

 

Class Participation:  Based on the reading, you should develop at least three questions, issues, or perspectives you would like to raise in class.  These should be documented in your journal.

 

Final Exam:  There will be no final exam.  Final journals must be turned in no later than the time of the scheduled final exam (Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2004, 4:30 p.m.).

 

NOTE: YOU ARE REQUIRED TO BRING YOUR TEXT AND YOUR JOURNAL TO EVERY CLASS MEETING

 

 

COURSE SYLLABUS AND ASSIGNMENTS

 

 

 

Class

Mtg.

Reading

Problems

Discussion Topics

Activities/

Quizzes

Group Discussion

#1

 9/23

 

 

* Purpose and philosophy of course

* What do you want/expect to get out of this course?

Name Game

 

#2

9/28

Secs. 1.1 thru 1.8

Chpt. 1, Prob. 1, 2, 3, 4, 9, and 10

* Keys to Success in Engineering Study

* Goal Setting

* Name Game

* Academic Skills Survey

Small group discussions of Chpt. 1, Prob. 2 and report out

#3

9/30

Secs. 2.1, 2.2, 2.5

Chpt. 2, Prob. 3, 9, 10, and 11

* Learning about engineering

* Rewards and Opportunities of Engineering Career

 

 

#4

10/5

Secs. 1.9 thru 1.12

Chpt. 1, Prob. 7, 21, 22, 23, 24, and 25

* Models for Viewing Your Education

* Assigned problems

Name Game

Small group discussions of Chpt. 1, Prob 19 and report out

#5

10/7

Secs. 2.3, 2.4, 2.6, 2.7, 2.8, 2.9, 2.10

Chpt. 2, Prob. 29, and 30

* Solar Eagle Video

* Boeing EE Alumnus

 

 

#6

10/12

Computer Handouts

 

Introduction to Microcomputers I

Multiple choice exam on Chpts. 1 and 2

 

#7

10/14

Secs. 3.1, 3.2, 3.3

Chpt. 3, Prob. 1, 3, 4, and 5

* Structure Your Life Situation

* Donít be Hung Up on the Idea of Seeking Help

* Collaborative Learning and Group Study

Journals collected at end of class

 

#8

10/19

Computer Handouts

 

Introduction to Microcomputers II

Journals returned at beginning of class

 

#9

10/21

Secs. 3.4, 3.5

Chpt. 3, Prob. 6, 7, 10, and 13

* Making Effective Use of Your Professors

* Using Tutors and Other Campus Resources

 

 

#10

10/26

 

 

 

Text Author: Ray Landis

 

#11

10/28

 

 

 

Library:  Ken Ryan

 

#12

11/2

Secs. 3.6, 3.7, 3.8

Chpt. 3, Prob. 15, 17, 19, 20, and 21

Develop Your Study Skills

 

 

#13

11/4

Secs. 4.1, 4.2, 4.5

Chpt. 4. Prob. 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 23, 24, and 25

* Receptivity to Change

* Behavior Modification

* Personal Assessment

 

 

#14

11/9

Sec. 4.6

Chpt. 4, Prob. 26, 27, and 28

Written Communications

 

Small group discussions on Prob. 26 and report out

#15

11/11

Secs. 4.3, 4.4

Chpt. 4, Prob. 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 19, 20, 21, and 22

* Understanding Yourself

* Hermann Brain Dominance Instrument

* Understanding Others

 

 

#16

11/16

Reread Sec. 4.6 (Oral Communications),

Secs. 4.7, 4.8

Chpt. 4, Prob. 31, 32, and 35

* Communication Skills

* Mental and Physical Wellness

* Motivation

 

 

Small group discussion on Prob. 35 and report out

#17

11/18

 

 

 

* Multiple choice exam on Chpts. 3 & 4

* Facilities Tour

 

#18

11/23

Secs. 5.1, 5.2

Chpt. 5, Prob. 1, 2, 4, and 6

Panel of Engineering Faculty and Student Organization Leaders

 

 

#19

11/30

Secs. 5.3, 5.4

Chpt. 5, Prob. 10, 11, 12, 20, and 21

* Pre-Professional Employment

* Putting Something Back

 

Small group discussions on Prob. 27 and report out

#20

12/2

Chpt. 6

 

General discussion of Chpt. 6

Multiple choice exam on Chpts. 5 and 6

End of term refreshments