Review Comment

[ELEN E3701] Intro to Communication Systems

May 22, 2015

Kalet, Irving Silver_nugget
[ELEN E3701] Intro to Communication Systems

Irving Kalet is the man. I would say this class is one third a history lesson. Kalet loves to bring context to the material he teaches, which I really enjoyed. I felt like he genuinely wanted to share his love of communications with his students. He manages to bring up Picasso in a EE class and cannot stop talking about how Hedy Lamar is "the most beautiful woman in the world". I also live for every time he brings up cellular communications. He ALWAYS asks for a student's phone, holds it up, points at it a few times, talks a bit more about cellular communications, then returns it. Priceless.
I highly recommend this class. In the EE course flow, you're given the option between Computer Networks and Intro to Communication systems. If you're at all interested in Communication Systems and want an easier class, definitely take E3701.

Workload:

The workload is relatively low. Kalet assigns problem sets once a week and the TA basically just checks that you wrote something down. The problem sets are graded based on "effort". There is one midterm and one final. If you do worse on the midterm than the final, Kalet will drop your midterm grade. Kalet also gives multiple practice tests for both the midterm and final. He usually puts similar material every year, so the tests aren't difficult.

Directory Data

Dept/Subj Directory Course Professor Year Semester Time Section
ELEN / ELEN ELEN ELEN E3701: Intro to Communication Systems Irving Kalet 2012 Spring TR / 4:10- 5:25 PM 1
ELEN / ELEN ELEN ELEN E3701: Intro to Communication Systems Irving Kalet 2011 Spring TR / 4:10- 5:25 PM 1
ELEN / ELEN ELEN ELEN E3701: Intro to Communication Systems Irving Kalet 2010 Spring TR / 4:10- 5:25 PM 1
ELEN / ELEN ELEN ELEN E3701: Intro to Communication Systems Irving Kalet 2009 Spring TR / 4:10- 5:25 PM 1
ELEN / ELEN ELEN ELEN E3701: Intro to Communication Systems Irving Kalet 2008 Spring TR / 4:10- 5:25 PM 1
ELEN / ELEN ELEN ELEN E3701: Intro to Communication Systems Irving Kalet 2005 Spring TR / 1:10- 2:25 PM 1
ELEN / ELEN ELEN ELEN E3701: Intro to Communication Systems Irving Kalet 2004 Spring TR / 1:10- 2:25 PM 1
ELEN / ELEN ELEN ELEN E3701: Intro to Communication Systems Edward Coffman 2002 Fall MW / 9:35-10:50 AM 1
ELEN / ELEN ELEN ELEN E3701: Intro to Communication Systems Ed Coffman 2001 Fall MW / 9:35-10:50 AM 1