Teaching Excellence in Action: Fall 2014

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.

Sharon Carnicke, email


THTR 301: Greek and Roman Theatre (TTH 3:30pm-4:50pm, KAP 163, 20 students)
Examines the function of theatre, production, and acting conventions, and the drama of classical Greece and Rome. 
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THTR 404: Acting Theory (TTH 2:00pm-3:20pm, MCC 111, 20 students)
Examination of the theoretical foundations of acting as an art form through the reading of primary historical texts.
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William Deverell, email


CORE 104: Change and the Future: Thematic Options Honors Program (MW 12:00-1:50pm, VKC 152, 42 Students)
Analysis of historical change; social and political theory and revolutionary thought; introduction to competing images of future states of affairs; the continuing process of change.

Erin Moore, email

Erin Moore

ANTH 305: Childhood, Birth and Reproduction (TTH 9:30-10:50am, GFS 228, 25 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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ANTH 370: Family and Kinship in Cross-Cultural Perspective (TTH 12:30-1:50pm, GFS 220, 25 students)
Comparative examination of family and kinship in tribal, peasant, and complex societies, emphasizing non-Western cultures, societal and normative consequences of forms and functions in family.
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Mark Redekopp, email

Mark Redekopp

EE 101: Introduction to Digital Logic (TTH 8:30-9:50am & 12:30-1:50pm, OHE 230, MW 6:00-7:20pm, SGM 601, 45 students)
Introducion to digital logic design basics which are fundamental to all computers and other digital hardware.
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Sam Safadi, email

Oussama Safadi

AME 201: Statics (TTH 12:30-1:50pm, SLH 102, 76 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 2:00-3:20pm, ZHS 163, 45 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 2:00-3:20pm, KAP 144, 46 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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Geoffrey Spedding, email

Geoffrey Spedding

AME 105: Introduction to Aerospace Engineering (MWF 9:00-9:50pm, 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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Armand R. Tanguay, Jr., email

Armand Tanguay

EE 105 - Introduction to Electrical Engineering (TTH 4-5:20PM, OHE 230, 60 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 3:30-4:50pm, OHE 100B, 21 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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