Single Variable Calculus I

The concepts of differential and integral calculus are developed and applied to the elementary functions of a single variable. Limits, rates of change, derivatives, and integrals. Applications are made to problems in analytic geometry and elementary physics.

Introductory Chemistry for Engineers

The principles and applications of chemistry are tailored to engineering students. Topics include stoichiometry, chemical equations and reactions, chemical bonding, states of matter, thermochemistry, chemical kinetics, equilibrium, acids and bases, electrochemistry, nuclear chemistry, and descriptive chemistry of the elements. For engineering students, but may be used as a prerequisite for further courses in chemistry. Three class hours.

Introductory Chemistry for Engineers Laboratory

Surveys the practice of chemistry as an experimental science, the development of skills in laboratory manipulation, and laboratory safety. Topics include observation, measurement and data analysis, separation and purification techniques, and qualitative and quantitative analysis. Three and one-half laboratory hours. Meets every other week

Introduction to Engineering

Provides an overview of the engineering profession and the disciplines and functions within engineering. Introduces students to engineering design, and the role of creativity in the solution of open-ended (design) problems. The conceptual understanding and skills needed to apply the engineering method are integrated into a significant, hands-on, case study project. This project, which is intended to be both fun and challenging, focuses on a realistic problem, requiring a balance of engineering analysis and the economic, cultural, political and other considerations needed to achieve a successful solution. In addition to the fundamental role of engineering analysis and optimization, students also develop computer skills using spreadsheet and math solver applications and apply these to engineering problem solving.

Science, Technology, & Society

This course introduces students to contemporary issues involving science, technology, and engineering as well as the core ideas of STS. Emphasis is on three ideas: a) engineering is a social endeavor; b) technology shapes and is shaped by society; and c) technologies are sociotechnical systems. The course also teaches writing and public speaking, skills needed in engineering.