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[ELEN 1101] The Digital Information Age

January 30, 2014

Vallancourt, David Gold_nugget
[ELEN 1101] The Digital Information Age

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As someone who struggled daily in this course, I can firmly say that Professor Vallancourt is a great teacher and a great person. His lectures tend to be very engaging, even if he does speed through content. While he was hard to follow sometimes, Professor Vallancourt's office hours were incredibly helpful. I was there nearly all the time and I never felt like he got sick of seeing me confused all the time.

One thing that I didn't like about this class was that there was a lab component that never was successful. The lab option was just a waste of time, but thankfully it doesn't go towards your grade. I also didn't like that I NEVER knew who the TA was. He was grading my work but I never met him, nor was he ever present in class for questions or office hours.

Workload:

The course is divided by three non-cumulative quizes. At the end of the semester you have the option of retaking any of the quizes you didn't do well on. There's one major project at the end of the semester and about 7 homework assignments. If you're good with science, physics, and circuits then you'll do fine and probably get an A

April 15, 2009

Vallancourt, David Gold_nugget
[ELEN 1101] The Digital Information Age

Please keep in mind that this review is more than 5 years old.

As a science class to fulfill the Core, this is great. Professor Vallancourt is a great lecturer and the class is pretty easy. Just as long as you can remember basic Algebra, you're set. The subject matter is pretty cool too, an overview of modern digital techonology, giving you a rather nice understanding of how the Computer you're sitting at right now works, without getting into specifics. And isn't that what the core is all about, being able to sound in conversation at cocktail parties?

Workload:

-reading and homework assignment every week or so, which combined maybe take 3 hours max
-three pretty moderate quizzes. for my semester, he made the first one in-class and the second two take-home
-a final project. this can be in a variety of subjects from circuit design to computer programming to web programming. I spent maybe six hours total on mine.
-a optional final that replaces your grade on any of the quizzes if you weren't satisfied with your first grade

Directory Data

Dept/Subj Directory Course Professor Year Semester Time Section
ELEN / ELEN ELEN ELEN E1101: The Digital Information Age David Vallancourt 2012 Fall MW / 11:40-12:55 PM 1
ELEN / ELEN ELEN ELEN E1101: The Digital Information Age David Vallancourt 2010 Fall MW / 11:00-12:15 PM 1
ELEN / ELEN ELEN ELEN E1101: The Digital Information Age David Vallancourt 2009 Fall MW / 11:00-12:15 PM 1
ELEN / ELEN ELEN ELEN E1101: The Digital Information Age David Vallancourt 2008 Fall MW / 11:00-12:15 PM 1
ELEN / ELEN ELEN ELEN E1101: The Digital Information Age David Vallancourt 2007 Fall MW / 11:00-12:15 PM 1
ELEN / ELEN ELEN ELEN E1101: The Digital Information Age David Vallancourt 2006 Fall MW / 11:00-12:15 PM 1