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Survival and Success Skills for Engineering Freshmen

Spring 2007

University of Arizona

Instructor: Dr. Paul Blowers Office Hours: by appointment

128 Harshbarger, 626-5319 blowers@engr.arizona.edu

Lecture: 5 pm - 5:50 pm Harvill 101

Course Description:

This course will introduce you some of the skills that will make it easier for you to be successful as an engineer, both here at the University and after you graduate. We will also see some of the cutting edge research being conducted at our university and talk about ways of becoming involved in undergraduate research projects.

Text: None.

Course Policy: Homework and written assignments (60 % of grade)

Homework is due at the beginning of the class on the day it is due.

Late homework will not be accepted.

Final exam: (40 % of grade). Final due on 5-5-06 at 5 pm in 128 Harshbarger or by email to blowers@engr.arizona.edu.

Class Schedule: (click here for a pdf format syllabus)

DateTopics HW 
1-15-07 MLK Day - no class no
1-22-07The Rubik's Cube and Algorithms in Engineering Education yes
1-29-07Algorithms and How to Develop Them (Logic Puzzle Example) yes
2-5-07Consensus Building and Teamwork (Multivoting Techniques) yes (time revisted)
2-12-07Presentation Skills: Tell Them3 yes
2-19-07 Interviewing Skills II: Practice with the Tough Questions no
2-26-07 Grad School and How to Get In yes
3-5-07 Leadership Opportunities and Ways to Build your Resume  
3-12-07Spring Break - no class no
3-19-07Presentation Skills: Good and Bad and In Between no
3-26-07 Search and Research: How Can you Get Involved? yes
4-2-07Question Day no
4-9-07Game and Teamwork Day no
4-16-07Mentoring and Aspects of It no
4-23-07Lifelong Learning yes
4-30-07Last Class - Course evaluations and goodbye (again) no
5-4-07Take Home Final Due to blowers@engr.arizona.edu by 5 pm. no

2007 Arizona Board of Regents for The University of Arizona