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Language Course Placement & Advising

If you believe you are due placement credits after completing a language class, see your language instructor to process them and get them on your record. A grade of B or higher is required in your placement course.

Language Advising:  Dr Sandra Boschetto-Sandoval, of the Humanities Department,  Walker 321, smbosche@mtu.edu. For help with Language Placement Info.  See the language instructor for Minor Requirements or Full Sections.

A level 3000+ language course may be taken in lieu of UN1025, Global Issues.


Repeating a Course

One of the easiest ways to improve your GPA is by repeating courses (official rules)

  • If you fail a required course, you will have repeat and pass the class for your major.
  • No more than 3 attempts are allowed. (“W” does not count)
  • Students may repeat courses with a grade of CD or lower.
  • The most recent grade is used in your GPA calculation, even if it is lower than the prior grade in the course.
  • Third and Final Attempt: Complete a petition to the Dean Of Students, your academic advisor and Financial Aid for the 3rd & final attempt. Petition for a Third and Final Attempt form.
  • If a course you wish to repeat no longer exists, see your academic advisor. (dissimilar repeat may be possible)

Last Day to DROP

Fall 2013:
Last day to drop a full-term course with a REFUND (if applicable) is Wednesday, Sept. 11th.

Friday, Sept. 20, by 5:00 PM  :  Last day to drop a full-term course without a grade appearing on your transcript. NO REFUND.

Last day to switch a course to “Audit” is Wednesday, Sept. 11th.

Courses dropped after Sept. 20 through Nov. 8th, will record “W“.

Classes may not be dropped after Friday, Nov. 8th by 5:00 PM.  In cases of extenuating circumstances, go to the Dean of Students Office. 906-487-2212

All drops after Week 1 must be done in the Student Services Center – Admin Bldg.


2013 Spring Sophomore & Beyond Advising

Have your flowchart handy, take notes and learn about Gen Ed changes, Course Changes for next year; Electives; Engineering Design Options; Minors; Certificates; Co-op; Study-abroad; Transfer Credits, Accelerated Masters(NEW) and more: Write down your questions.

Sophomore/Junior ECE Students’ Advising meeting is a downloadable powerpoint presentation, approximately 20 minutes, lieu of going out on a COLD  night to a classroom for an hour+. View your presentation soon, take notes and email me or see me if you have questions.  If you don’t have a computer with Powerpoint, go to a lab (EERC 7th Floor).

Audio:  Speakers On          Software: Microsoft PowerPoint

Have PATIENCE: It takes a couple minutes to load. Click this link when you have 30+ minutes to listen in a quiet room, and choose to open it:

EE majors:   EE Soph+ 2013 Spring Advising (~20 min.)

CpE majors:  CpE Soph+ 2013 Spring Advising (~16 min.)

If it does not start playing automatically, click “Slide Show” at top, center, then click “From Beginning” at far left.

E-mail eceadvise@mtu.edu if you have questions.


Social Responsibility & Ethical Reasoning list

(Also called: SBS List or Goal 8): Select one Sophomore Core course. Applies to catalog years 2013-2014 and later. Course may be used in place of UN2002, Institutions, for prior catalog years.

EC2001 Principles of Economics  (fall, spring, summer)
PSY2000 Introduction to Psychology   (fall, spring, summer)
SS2100 World Peoples and Environments   (fall, spring, summer)
SS2200 Prehistory and Archaeology   (fall, spring, summer)
SS2400 Introduction to Human Geography  (fall, summer)
SS2500 Introduction to History: U.S. to 1877  (Alternating falls beginning fall 2014)
SS2501 Introduction to History: U.S. since 1877  (Alternating falls beginning fall 2013)
SS2502 Introduction to History: Europe to 1650   (Alternating falls beginning fall 2012)
SS2503 Introduction to History: Europe since 1650   (Alternating springs beginning spring 2014)
SS2504 Introduction to History: World to 1500  (Alternating springs beginning spring 2013)
SS2505 Introduction to History: World since 1500   (Alternating springs beginning fall 2014)
SS2600 American Government and Politics  (fall)
SS2700 Introduction to Sociology   (fall, summer)

Check catalog and schedule of classes for latest information regarding course offerings.


HUFA list (Humanities/Fine Arts)

HUFA List:  Select one Sophomore gen ed core course for catalog year 2013-2014 and later.  HUFA course may be used in place of UN1001, Perspectives on Inquiry, for prior catalog years.

FA2330 Art Appreciation  (on demand)
FA2520 Music Appreciation  (fall, summer)
FA2820 Theater Appreciation   (fall, spring)
HU2130 Introduction to Rhetoric   (fall, summer)
HU2501 American Experience in Literature   (fall, spring)
HU2503 Literary Survey A (fall, spring)
HU2504 Literary Survey B (fall, spring)
HU2538 British Experience in Literature   (fall, spring: Alternating years, beginning 2002-2003)
HU2700 Introduction to Philosophy   (fall, spring)
HU2820 Communication and Culture  (fall, summer)
HU2910 Language and Mind   (fall, summer)

Check catalog and schedule of classes for latest information on course offerings.


General Education Changes

Students who began prior to Fall 2013:

The last offerings of UN1001, UN1002, UN1003, UN2001, and UN2002 were Summer 2013. Transfer credit may be used for UN1001, UN1002, UN2001, and/or UN2002 if you miss a UN course. UN1003 and first-year language courses are offered in summer.

2012 Freshmen will take UN1015 in place of UN2001, and take an SBS course in place of UN2002. Update your flowcharts accordingly.

Students using catalog year 2012-2013 or earlier:
If you missed UN1001, Perspectives, Take a course from the HUFA List in place of UN1001:
FA2330, FA2520, FA3820, HU2130, HU2501, HU2538, HU2700, HU2820, or HU2910

If you missed UN1002 or did not take UN1003 and 1st language course by summer 2013:
Take UN1025, Global Issues, or use the new modern language rule in place of World Cultures/Global Issues. (students may take one level 3000 or higher language course in place of UN1002/UN1025 beginning fall 2013. 1 credit free elective needed.)

If you missed UN2001, Composition, take UN1015, Composition.

If you missed UN2002, Institutions, take one course from the SBS List in place of UN2002:
EC2001, PSY2000, SS2100, SS2200, SS2400, SS2500, SS2501-SS2505, SS2600, SS2700


HASS HUFA SBS Lists

HASS distribution course list can be found on the Registrar’s website, the General Education website and the ECE undergraduate Advising page.

May use one HUFA course in place of UN1001:
HUFA List: FA2330, FA2520, FA2820, HU2130, HU2501, HU2538, HU2700, HU2820, HU2910, HU2503, HU2504

May use on SBS course in place of UN2002:
SBS List:  EC2001, PSY2000, SS2100, SS2200, SS2400, SS2500-SS2505, SS2600, SS2700


Minors

Check out our list of Minors Offered in the undergraduate catalog. Includes links to minor requirements pdfs.

Degree Services – requirements for minors (audit form) for all catalog years.

To add a minor, complete a Curriculum Add/Drop form with the department that offers the minor.

List of minor advisors (scroll to bottom).

Complete a Minor Audit Form with the minor’s department/advisor before your last semester.

Beginning Fall 2016, CpE majors and CpE/EE double-majors may not pursue an minor in EE nor CS. ECE Department rule as of Spring 2016.


Photonics changes for 2012-2013 and beyond

The Photonics course sequence has changed and some courses are offered in different semesters than what the flowcharts for 2011 and earlier show.

EE3090, Introduction to Geometric and Wave Optics, is offered in fall semesters.  EE3090 replaces EE2190, Introduction to Photonics.  Complete Diff Eq and PH2200 prior to EE3090.  Take EE3140 along with EE3090.

EE3190, Optical Sensing and Imaging will be offered in spring semesters beginning Spring 2014.

EE3291/3391 will be offered in fall semesters beginning Fall 2014.

EE4441, The Laser, will and have a lab beginning Spring 2015. 4 credits.

Updated flowcharts are available on the ECE Advising page.

Cool Beams.