Teaching Excellence in Action: Fall 2015

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.

Jay Bartroff, email


MATH 307: Statistical Inference and Data Analysis I (TTh: 2:00pm–2:50pm, THH B10, 30 students)
This class provides instruction in both the mathematical basis for modern statistical tech- niques as well as their latest and most important applications 
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Gene Bickers, email


PHYS 162L: Advanced Principles of Physics (TTh: 2:00pm–3:50pm, SLH 100, 90 students)
This is the second course in a three–semester introductory honors sequence in physics. Electrostatics, magnetostatics, electrical circuits, electric and magnetic properties of matter, Maxwell's equations, electromagnetic waves, propagation of light will be covered this semester. 
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Steven Lamy, email

Steven Lamy

IR 341: Foreign Policy Analysis (MW Seminar: 2:00pm-3:20pm, THH 210, 60 students)
Basic concepts and analytical approaches in the study of decision-making at the international level. This is a case-based class, requiring participation of students in interactive discussions of decision forcing and retrospective foreign policy cases.
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Frank Manis, email

Frank Manis

PSY 366L: Developmental Psychology (MW: 2:00pm-3:50pm, THH 212, 72 students)
Child and adolescent behavior and associated theories; exploration of the continuity between child and adult behavior. Laboratory projects.
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Oliver Mayer, email

Oliver Mayer

THTR-365 62964: Playwriting 1 (T: 3:00pm-5:50pm ,THTR-365 62964, 20 students)
Essential elements of playwriting through weekly assignments, students' initiative, occasional productions of scenes, and extensive classroom analysis.
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Erin Moore, email

Erin Moore

ANTRHO 305: Childhood, Birth and Reproduction (TTh: 9:30am-10:50am, GFS 105, 19 students)
Cross-cultural analysis and comparison of the experience and cultural conception of birth, maternity, parenthood, and childhood in western and non-western societies.
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GSEM 130: “All Our Kin,” Family and Kinship in Cross-Cultural Perspective (TTh: 12:30pm-1:50pm, VKC 200, 17 students)
The study of kinship is a cross-cultural look at sex, courtship, marriage and family -- and the homogenizing effects of modernity. Kinship refers to whom we consider family: blood, marriage, cultural rules and personal choices (your pets, a lover?). It is not all biology.
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Oussama "Sam" Safadi, email

Oussama (Sam) Safadi

AME 201: Statistics (TTh: 11:00-12:20pm, ZHS 163, 49 students)
Analysis of forces acting on particles and rigid bodies in static equilibrium; equivalent systems of forces, friction, centroids and moments of inertia; introduction to energy methods.
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AME 204: Strength of Materials (MW: 2:00pm-3:20pm, Section 28719R, 50 students)
Stress, strain and deflection of mechanical elements due to tension, shear, bending, or torsion; combined loads; energy methods, statically indeterminate structures; strength-based design.
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AME 305: Mechanical Design (TTh: 2:00pm-3:20pm,VKC101, 40 students)
Design and analysis of mechanical elements including shafts, bearings, springs, screws, belts, and gears; strength, fatigue, and deflection considerations in machine design.
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Geoff Spedding, email

Geoff Spedding

AME 105: Introduction to Aerospace Engineering (MWF: 9:00am-9:50pm, VHE 206, 30 students)
Gateway to the Aerospace Engineering major. Introduction to flight vehicle performance and propulsion. Elements of the physics of gases. Laboratory: computers and graphics; model rocket and glider test flights.
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Mark Redekopp, email

Mark Redekopp

EE 109L: Introduction to Embedded Systems (Lecture TTh: 11am-12:20pm; Lecture T/Th: 2-3:20pm; Lab W: 3:30-4:20pm, VHE 205, 35 students)
This course introduces students to the fundamental concepts of computer systems using embedded systems as a vehicle. Concepts include information representations, embedded C language constructs, assembly programming, state machines, and fundamental circuit analysis.
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EE 209: Foundations of Digital System Design (Lecture MW: 10:00am-11:50am, GFS 207, 35 students)
Logic-function synthesis, state machines, combinational and sequential data-path components. Physical principles used to analyze and design digital integrated circuits.
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CSCI 104L: Data Structures and Object Oriented Design (TTh: 9:30am-10:50am, THH 114, 53 students)
This course introduces students to standard data structures (linear structures such as linked lists, (balanced) trees, priority queues, and hashtables), using the C++ programming language.
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Armand Tanguay, Jr., email

Armand Tanguay, Jr.

EE 105: Introduction to Electrical Engineering (MW 10:00am-11:20am; Lab TTH 4-5:20pm, OHE 230, 45 students)
Gateway to the majors in Electrical Engineering. An overview of modern electrical engineering; communications, computers, circuits, components, controls, electromagnetics, microelectronics; principles of commercial products such as FAX, modem, CD-ROM, ATM networks.
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EE 529: Optics(MW 3:30pm-4:50pm, OHE 100B, 30 students)
Basic graduate level optics including wave optics, foundations of geometric optics, optical elements, aberration theory, Hermite-Gaussian beams, multilayer structures, and matrix techniques.
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Travis Williams, email

Travis Williams

CHEM 322L: Organic Chemistry (MWF 9:00am-9:50am and MWF 1:00pm-1:50pm SMG124, 225 students)
Chemistry of the carbon compounds of the aliphatic and aromatic series; laboratory preparation of typical compounds of both series. Lecture, jointly with 325aL and 325bL, 3 hours; laboratory and discussion, 4 hours. For premedical and predental students, and some categories of biology majors and engineers.
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