Teaching Excellence in Action: Spring 2016

Throughout the semester, CET Faculty Fellows open their classrooms to interested observers to share ideas, approaches and techniques for teaching in a collegial environment. Anyone may attend, provided the Fellow is emailed in advance to confirm the date.

Gene Bickers, email

BickersPHYS 161: Advanced Principles of Physics I (TTH 2:00pm-3:50pm, SLH 102, 90 students)
The statics and dynamics of particles and rigid bodies, wave motion, relativistic kinematics, and elementary thermal physics will be covered.
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PHYS 163: Advanced Principles of Physics III (TTH 12:00pm-1:50pm, SLH 102, 90 students)
Interference and diffraction of waves, special relativity, quantum mechanics, atomic physics, condensed matter physics, elementary particles.
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Sharon Carnicke, email


THTR 302: Shakespeare in His World (TTH 3:30pm-4:50pm, KAP 163, 40 students)
The plays and theatre of Shakespeare, the influences on his work and his contemporary world. 
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Gerald Davison, email


PSYC 361: Introduction to Clinical Psychology (TTH 10:00am-11:50am, VPD 110, 40 students)
Introduction to the scientist-practitioner model of clinical psychology, including research methods, psychological assessment and diagnosis, psychotherapeutic interventions, and treatment of special populations. 
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Geoffrey Middlebrook, email


WRIT 340: Advanced Writing for Social Sciences (TTH 9:30am-10:50am, GFS 112, 19 students)
Instruction in writing for various audiences on topics related to a student's professional or disciplinary interests, with some emphasis on issues of broad public concern. 
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Erin Moore, email


ANTH 101g: Illness and Healing: The Cross-Cultural Perspective (TTH 10:00am-11:50am, KAP 159, 50 students)
The body, illness and healing from a cultural perspective, including comparative studies of folk healing systems, curing rituals & Western biomedical practices.
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ANTH 330M: Culture, Gender and Politics in South Asia (TTH 2:00pm-3:20pm, GFS 104, 25 students)
Examination of violence, identity, law, religion, nationalism, development, caste, kinship, gender, and the South Asian diaspora.
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Krishna Nayak, email

Krishna Nayak

EE 301 - Linear Systems (TTH: 8:30 - 9:50am, KAP 140, LAB W 4:00-5:00pm OHE 230, 28 students)
Representation and analysis of linear time-invariant systems primarily for the continuous time case. Convolution, Fourier series and transform, Laplace transform, controls and communications applications.
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Oussama "Sam" Safadi, email

Oussama (Sam) Safadi

AME 403: Stress Analysis (MW: 2:00 -3:20pm, KAP 163, 40 students)
Course Outline: 1) Analysis of Stresses 2) Strain and Stress – Strain Relations 3) Two – Dimensional Problems in Elasticity 4) Criteria for Material Failure 5) Bending of Beams 6) Torsion of Prismatic Bars 7) Numerical Methods 8) Energy Methods 9) Elastic Stability
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AME 525: Engineering Analysis(TTh: 5:00 – 6:20 pm, Section 28885R (On Campus): OHE 122 Section 29055D (Off Campus), 100 students)
Course Outline: 1) Vectors and Vector Spaces 2) Matrices and Linear Systems 3) Determinants 4) Eigenvalues, Diagonalization, and Special Matrices 5) Systems of Linear Differential Equations 6) Vector Differential Calculus 7) Vector Integral Calculus 8) Complex Numbers and Functions 9) Complex Integration 10) Series Representations of Functions 11) Singularities and Residue Theorem
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AME 529: Aircraft Structures Analysis (TTh: 2:00 – 3:20 pm, Section 28890R (On Campus): OHE 132 Section 29060D (Off Campus), 40 students)
Course Outline: 1) Applied Elasticity: Fundamental Concepts 2) Introduction to Theory of Thin plates 3) Introduction to Finite Element Methods 4) Structural Stability: Fundamental Concepts 5) Introduction to Vibration of Continuous Systems
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Rachel Walker, email


LING 275Lg: Language and Mind (TTH 9:30am-10:50am, GFS 106, 120 students)
Language within cognitive science: speech physiology and acoustics, language acquisition, reading, language disorders, perception and mental representation of words, linguistic diversity and computer analysis of speech. 
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Travis Williams, email

Travis Williams

CHEM 565: Advanced Practical NMR (F 11:00am-1:50pm, SGM 307, 25 students)
This course is the laboratory complement to CHEM 625. It will provide detailed instruction in design, execution, and analysis of NMR techniques for chemical and biochemical research.
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