SCEN103: Silicon, Circuits, and the Digital Revolution
Spring 2000

George Watson
 George Watson
Sharp Lab 232
(302) 831-6677
  Peer Tutors:

Diana Waxman

Scott Moser 

Office Hours:
I will generally try to be available in my office on Tuesday 1:30-2:30pm and Thursday 10:30-11:30am; other times are possible by prior arrangement. Please contact me via e-mail to confirm that I will be available during the scheduled office hours. I check my e-mail several times during the day and evening, so often a simple question can be answered without a visit. I am available to discuss course material, issues in science and technology, and university life in general.

Spring 1999 Course Pages

My Instructional Philosophy

Course Objectives

Pathways Courses and General Education Reform at UD

Problem-Based Learning

Working in Groups
      Assessment of Individual Performance in Groups

We use the course materials available at our course website
and other online materials rather than a textbook.

Grading Schedule:
Quizzes, Homework, and Group Work 40%
Group Website and Term Project 20%
Midterm Exam 20% April 26, 10:10am-11:00am, Gore 104
Final Exam 20% May 23, 10:30am-12:30pm, Gore 104

Some Thoughts on Grading

Other Matters:
Any students with disabilities who seek accommodations in this course are encouraged to speak with the instructor to make appropriate arrangements. UD's Academic Services Center should also be consulted.

Throughout the semester, you are invited to leave anonymous suggestions/comments for the instructor via the online form at our suggestion box. When possible these notes will be posted to a follow-up area along with clarifying comments, as appropriate.

Rules and Responsibilities for students at UD includes good descriptions of what constitutes plagiarism, fabrication, cheating, and academic misconduct. I try to avoid academic improprieties and I encourage you to do the same. You should also adhere to the Policy for Responsible Computing.

The approach of this course has been influenced by the Problem-Based Learning community at UD and the Institute for Tranforming Undergraduate Education, which promotes active learning and effective use of technology in the classroom. I would also like to acknowledge the financial support from the University of Delaware and the National Science Foundation (DUE 96-53663) for development of this course. The initial development of this course was supported by an Instructional Improvement Grant from UD's Center for Teaching Effectiveness.

SCEN103 Comments, suggestions, or requests to
Last updated July 12, 2000.
© George Watson, Univ. of Delaware, 2000.