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|SH||LEC||1700 - 1850||W||1002 ECE Building||Erhan Kudeki
|Official Description||Discussions of educational programs, career opportunities, and other topics in electrical and computer engineering. Course Information: Approved for S/U grading only. For Computer Engineering and Electrical Engineering majors only.|
|Subject Area||Undergraduate Project, Seminar, and Thesis|
|Detailed Description and Outline
This seminar course is required once per year for James Scholars.
This course is a zero credit hour seminar devoted to topics of interest to an ECE undergraduate. The course is required of James Scholar students once per year. The course coexists with ECE Explorations, the ECE undergraduate seminar series. We encourage all ECE students to come to as many lectures as they are able, regardless of whether they have enrolled in the course. The course lasts for approximately 12 weeks. Most weeks refreshments are served afterwards.
The intellectual goals of the course are to introduce ECE students to the major areas of electrical engineering and computer engineering through seminars by faculty (approximately 50% of the talks) and industry (50%). The topics vary widely across the many areas of intellectual and commercial interest related to Electrical and Computer Engineering. The advising goals of the course are to give students an opportunity to whet their curiosity, to help them choose upperclass electives, and to give them a basis upon which to pursue a career.
The spirit of the course meets ABET outcomes goals f (professional and ethical responsibility -- explicitly one lecture per year), h (broad education to understand the impact of engineering -- lecturers usually emphasize applications, opportunities, and social implications), i (lifelong learning -- a constant theme of speakers), and j (knowledge of contemporary issues -- e.g., the changing applications and business environment for ECE related products and ideas).