ELTN 130 introduces students to the field of electronics, with emphasis on devices and circuits, and the theoretical background on application of these components. Theories covered in lectures include atomic structures, electric charge, current, voltage, alongside concepts central to real-world circuit building. Students will learn basic lab skills such as reading schematic diagrams, prototyping circuits, and operating common lab equipment including digital multimeters, power supplies, oscilloscopes, and signal generators. Students who complete the course will understand common circuit component behavior for the purposes of evaluating real-world applications. They will also receive an introduction to microprocessors, digital circuits, and basic motor controls.

Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs)

  1. Effectively communicate technical information both verbally and in written material using appropriate electronics terminology.
  2. Demonstrate the use of critical thinking skills to evaluate electronics problems at the appropriate level.
  3. Analyze electronics problems and formulate ideas and concepts leading to their solutions.
  4. Demonstrate appropriate physical hands-on skills and tool usage required in the electronics industry.