2015-2016 College Catalog 
    
    Aug 15, 2018  
2015-2016 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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CIV* K101 - Introduction to Civil Engineering and Materials


3 CREDIT HOURS
Corequisite: MAT* K172  or permission of the program coordinator.
This course will familiarize students to the field of civil engineering and engineering materials. The discussion of engineering materials past and present as well as the function of the civil engineer and how their role influenced history. Engineering materials such as aggregates, concrete, asphalt, steel, wood and other traditional as well as newer materials will be studied. Students will examine the physical prop­erties, the composition, and the many uses of engineering materials in our daily lives. Students will be introduced to the “greening” of civil engineering techniques and methodologies. Sustainable infra­structures as well as our landscapes will be explored. Students will learn about the important role that civil engineers play in our everyday lives and how civil engineers developed our infrastructure from the beginning of time to the present and beyond to meet the challenges of the future. Students will visit several sites throughout the semester and have guest speakers from agencies, private firms and industry.



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