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Interim 2010


W80 Advanced Chemical Engineering. This course addresses essential advanced topics for design. Topics build on the foundational concepts from several earlier engineering courses. The course includes advanced topics from separations, heat transfer, and non-elementary kinetics. An introduction to mathematical modeling for advanced transport is considered. In addition, fundamental concepts of environmental, health, and safety issues, as well as corrosion and materials of construction for design are presented.  This is a required course for senior chemical engineering students. Prerequisites: ENGR 330, 331, 335, and senior standing.  J. J. VanAntwerp, J. VanAntwerp.  8:30 a.m. to noon.

W81 Finite Element Analysis. The finite-element method is a design and analysis tool widely used in many areas of engineering. In this course students consider the historical development, the fundamental principles, and the various applications of this method in the areas of structural mechanics and heat transfer. Exercises are assigned to orient the student to available general-purpose software. There is an in-depth focus on several design projects. Evaluation is based on the exercises, design-project reports, and a final presentation. This course may fulfill an elective requirement in the Engineering major. This course may fulfill a senior topics elective for engineering majors.  Prerequisite: ENGR 305 and senior standing in engineering or permission of the instructor. A. Si, R. Tubergen.  8:30 a.m. to noon.

W82 Stormwater Management.  Civil and Environmental Engineers today are frequently faced with the problem of managing the impacts of stormwater within both urban and rural environment.  Management involves addressing issues of both stormwater quantity and quality.  The first objective of this course is to introduce the basic principles, computational methods, and treatment approaches used to manage stormwater quantity and quality.  The second objective is to introduce the students to issues of professional practice through design projects. The projects will look at problems of both urban and rural stormwater management and treatment. Guest speakers and case study reviews are also used to emphasize basic principles and management techniques.  Course evaluation is based on problem assignments and design projects.  This course may fulfill a senior special topics interim for Engineering students. Prerequisite: ENGR 320 and 306 or permission of instructor.  R. Hoeksema, D. Wunder.  8:30 a.m. to noon.

W83 VHDL-Based System Design.  This course explores advanced digital system design techniques.  Hardware designs are developed through the use of VHDL (VHSIC Hardware Description Language). The course examines the VHDL design methodology and compares the behavioral, dataflow, and structural architecture description styles.  Syntax constructs for describing sequential and concurrent modules are studied in detail.  Verification techniques are covered along with project definition.  Students design a variety of circuits and modules using sophisticated CAD tools, implement microprocessor subsystems and microprocessor interface circuits in the lab, and demonstrate their understanding of VHDL design principles.  Evaluation is based on homework assignments, class participation, quizzes, and design projects. This course may fulfill a senior topics elective for engineering students. Prerequisites: ENGR 325 or permission of the instructor.  R. Brouwer.  2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

CAS 101 Oral Rhetoric.  This course is intended for only those students in the Engineering program. Students examine the principles of oral and visual rhetoric, with an emphasis on guided practice in the development of effective speeches.  The course leads students to understand the role of rhetoric in society, to think critically about rhetorical situations and practices, and to gain proficiency in the art of rhetoric.  Students must complete the following: three graded presentations, three short un-graded presentations, a written critique paper, and an exam. M. Steelman-Okenka. 8:30 a.m. to noon or 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

IDIS W10 Business & Engineering in China. C. Jen , L. Van Drunen.

IDIS W29 Management of Innovation. P. Snyder, W. Wentzheimer.

IDIS W42 Business, Engineering & Religion in the Context of European CultureG. Ermer, N. Nielsen.

IDIS W46 Transforming CambodiaL. De Rooy, D. Dornbos.