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Last approved: Sat, 26 Aug 2017 08:01:26 GMT

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CE (Civil Engineering)
548
002921
Dual-Level Course
No
Cross-listed Course
No
Engineering Properties Of Soils I
Engrg Prop Soils
College of Engineering
Civil Engineering (14CE)
Term Offering
Fall Only
Offered Every Year
Fall 2017
Previously taught as Special Topics?
No
 
Course Delivery
Face-to-Face (On Campus)
Distance Education (DELTA)

Grading Method
Graded/Audit
3
16
Contact Hours
(Per Week)
Component TypeContact Hours
Lecture3.0
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Course Is Repeatable for Credit
No
 
 
Brina Montoya
Assistant Professor
Full

Open when course_delivery = campus OR course_delivery = blended OR course_delivery = flip
Enrollment ComponentPer SemesterPer SectionMultiple Sections?Comments
Lecture1010NoOn Campus enrollment between 8-12 in recent semesters
Open when course_delivery = distance OR course_delivery = online OR course_delivery = remote
Delivery FormatPer SemesterPer SectionMultiple Sections?Comments
LEC1515NoTaught through EOL twice with about 15 EOL students enrolled each time
Prerequisite: CE 342
Is the course required or an elective for a Curriculum?
No
Significant soil properties in earthwork engineering, including soil elasticity and soil mineralogy, hydraulic conductivity, stress-strain relations and shear strength, compressibility and compaction. Evaluating laboratory work including plasticity, triaxial compression, permeability, consolidation and compaction tests.

The laboratory portion of the course has been removed and will be offered under a separate course number.  This will allow the lecture component to be offered online to our MCE distance students.  CE 548 has been a core course for the on campus MCE students, but was not available to the distance MCE students.  Now all MCE geotechnical students can take CE 548 as part of their plan of work.


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College(s)Contact NameStatement Summary
College of Engineeringn/an/a; existing course in the CE department
Will be part of the normal teaching load.

The main objective of CE 548 is to introduce graduate-level geotechnical engineering students to the fundamentals of laboratory testing, and to describe how to assess the accuracy and appropriateness of soil testing results.


Student Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, students will be able to…


…Analyze data from a variety of advance testing techniques (e.g., triaxial compression tests, one-dimensional compression tests, plasticity tests, direct shear tests, permeability tests, and compaction tests),


…Evaluate testing data for accuracy,


…Explain comprehensive soil behavior by synthesizing results of experiments with existing geomechanic theories,


…Formulate engineering recommendations in a profession format using appropriate technical terminology.


Evaluation MethodWeighting/Points for EachDetails
Written Assignment40%homework and written reports built around evaluating and interpreting laboratory data
Project15%research project
Quizzes10%quizzes based on assigned reading from the literature
Midterm15%midterm exam
Final Exam20%cumulative final exam
TopicTime Devoted to Each TopicActivity
Shear Strength8 weeksmultiple homework assignments
Compressibility4 weekshomework assignment
Index Properties3 weeksmultiple homework assignments
Evaluation of Subsurface Conditions1 weekhomework assignment
mlnosbis 5/31/2017: Syllabus looks good. Effective date may need to be changed to Spring 2018 if the action is not approved before Census Day for the Fall 2017 term. We do not edit course information if it is currently scheduled.

pjharrie - 7/03/2017 - I don't know if there is a plan to offer this course with an S/U option, but the statement in the syllabus just outlines the policy; there's nothing specific as to the expectations for this course. Also, based on the hours that course meets, I don't see a justification for making this a 3-hr course. It only meets for 75 minutes a week, so that's not even the requirement for a 2 hr-course. There is mention of a separate lab course, so: 1) Has the lab course made it through the system? 2) Will it be required for this course?

Response from bmmorten (7/5/17): In response to comments from pjharrie:

This course is not typically taken with S/U grading by students as it is usually part of the plan of work (POW); however, it is possible that a student and advisor deem it necessary to take the course but feel S/U would be fine, at that point the expectations would be clearly outline between instructor, student, and adviser. That is why only the university policy is stated in the syllabus.

The hours the class meets are Tuesday (T) and Thursday (H) from 11:45 am - 1:00 pm. Using the Provost Syllabus tool to create the syllabus, this is how I am forces to enter the data using the available dropdown menus. There are 3 hours of lecture each week, hence the 3 credit hours.

The associated laboratory course is complementary but not required. It is based on the decision of the student and their adviser when planning the POW. The course is currently offered as CE 593 and will be submitted through the system with the geotechnical group within the civil engineering dept. are satisfied with its development as a stand-all course.

ABGS Reviewer Comments:
-No concerns
rfillin (Mon, 31 Oct 2016 14:54:50 GMT): Rollback: Effective Date Fall 15? Please update. Instructional Resource statement needs to be provided. Can't be N/A. SLOs need to be written using action verbs acceptable by the GS. This have been previously shared with DGPs. Anticipated On-Campus Enrollment. The response here suggests that this course has been offered before.
ranji (Thu, 01 Dec 2016 05:51:40 GMT): I updated the Instructional Resource Statement, and the effective date to Fall 2017. The Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) need to be revised (see email with sample SLO statements).
ranji (Thu, 01 Dec 2016 05:54:46 GMT): Rollback: I updated the Instructional Resource Statement, and the effective date to Fall 2017. The Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) need to be revised (see email with sample SLO statements).
sarumug (Mon, 13 Feb 2017 17:28:27 GMT): Rollback: Let us revise based on what we discussed in the GPC.
ranji (Fri, 10 Mar 2017 18:25:23 GMT): Is the course required? It is listed as not required but the justification states that this course will be required to be included in POW. It is best to give the durations for the topics in terms of weeks than in terms of lectures
ranji (Fri, 10 Mar 2017 18:26:10 GMT): Indicate N/A for the Consultation
ranji (Fri, 10 Mar 2017 18:30:56 GMT): Make the Learning Outcomes similar in the syllabus and the course action.
sarumug (Fri, 10 Mar 2017 18:31:02 GMT): Change the potential number of enrollments in the EOL section as 15 as you had 15 students when you offered.
sarumug (Fri, 10 Mar 2017 18:32:19 GMT): Rollback: Please revise it based on the recent comments from me and Ranji. Thanks.
bmmorten (Wed, 05 Jul 2017 19:22:23 GMT): Have responded to comments within "Additional Comments" section.
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