Dr. Melissa Danforth

Computer and Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department
California State University, Bakersfield

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CSUB 101: Roadrunner First-Year Experience (FYE) Seminar
Section 88 (Engineering Section) - Fall 2013
Course meets Friday 3:15pm - 4:55pm in Sci III 315

Course Description:
This seminar introduces first-time freshman students to important issues for academic and career success at CSUB, including, but not limited to, managing time, learning how to learn, reading/listening/taking notes, thinking logically and critically, communicating effectively, taking exams/writing papers, avoiding violations of academic integrity, growing personally and interpersonally, living healthy, and exploring majors and careers.

This section is specifically for Engineering and Computer Science majors, including Pre-Engineering majors. If you are not majoring in Engineering Sciences, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, or Pre-Engineering, see the instructor at the end of class on the first day to be moved to a more appropriate CSUB 101 section.

Required Materials:
Runner Life 2013-2014: The First-Year Experience Handbook by Dr. Brett Schmoll & Matthew Woodman. ISBN: 978-1490547008.
This text is available in the campus book store and through Amazon.com.

This year's Runner Reader book (which might also be required for your English course) is
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot. ISBN: 978-1-4000-5218-9.
This text is available through the campus book store, various local bookstores, Amazon.com and BN.com in both paper and electronic format.

Both books are on also reserve at the Walter W. Stiern Library. Bring your CSUB ID Card to the Check Out Desk to borrow a copy for two hours.

Direct Moodle Link
We will be using the CEE/CS Moodle website for this course instead of the campus Blackboard site. The direct link to the course in Moodle is http://moodle.cs.csubak.edu/moodle/course/view.php?id=74