Structure, Processing, and Properties of Civil Engineering Materials
Winter 2021 - Fun class with an abundance of useful information for any major relating with concrete. I would've, however, preferred the class to be more interactive (could've been a limitation of online learning). No required textbook, but there is a recommended one that you should read to expand on the lectures. The exams are closed notes and are tough for those who struggle with rote memorization, which is what I felt the exams mostly entailed. Let's just say every detail on the PowerPoint slides is fair game on the exam. It doesn't have to be word for word, but you should understand the slides and explain the concepts in a sentence to a short paragraph, or even a diagram. There are several short equations, and you should memorize those too. The only extra-credit is from tougher exam problems. You only have about 2 hours for each exam with ~10 questions with multiple parts. A tip to be successful: Convert every bullet on the slides to a potential exam question. Study enough so you can answer them all orally or draw a picture.