Not too easy. Not too difficult.
CBEE101 is a great course to ease into college. Dr. Skip does a great job at helping students get involved in engineering related clubs, research and even helps show possibilities of what students can do after college. He brought in many students and alumni to share their experiences doing undergraduate research, studying abroad, and participating in clubs. It was a great way for first year students to see the possibilities here at OSU.
The highlight of this course was that it wasn't strictly learning content and tests. Dr. Skip would show us videos and documentaries of what engineers actually do and opportunities to do hands on work while in undergraduate study. Most students go into college on edge about what they actually want to do. Some may not even fully understand what their major of study entails. In this course, you do learn engineering fundamentals and basics to chemical, biological and environmental engineering but it isn't overbearing.
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Advice for students:
Attend all lectures, labs and recitations. Although the content may seem a bit easy especially since notes are allowed on the exams, you'll never know if you'll miss out on something special. Most lectures include guest speakers such as former students or professors that talk about their experiences in engineering or possible research opportunities that might be of interest to you. Also, it is difficult to tell when attendance will be taken. It is highly beneficial to attend all lectures and labs for every class as a general rule of thumb in college.