Circuit Measurements Laboratory
Professor Babaie is a baller. His TA, in the Fall 2011 quarter, Ahbijeet, was also a baller. To actually do the experiments quickly so you can leave lab early, actually pay attention to what he is lecturing about before he lets you start the experiment. I actually found this class helpful in EE 102 as you get to actually see what all this frequency response business is all about. The grade breakdown is: 1% - end of course EE Web survey 20% - participation, no clue how this is actually calculated aside from if you miss a lab you'll probably be heavily penalized for it here. Mysteriously 5/18 people in the class got 20/20 in this category while the rest got 17/20. 24% - 3 quizzes at 8% each. Study what is in the lab manual, as these 24% really determine your grade. 55% - lab reports, be sure to include your signed prelab and data from the experiment into here or you won't get full credit. As long as you put a good effort into the dreaded error analysis section of the lab reports, you should be able to pull 100's on the lab reports if you have Ahbijeet. Finally, when it sounds like he is saying "totem" or "tear ems" he is saying "theorems" and if he randomly makes a remark like "Oh!" he is saying "Ohms." His English is awesome aside from those 2 words though!
Fall 2023 - Class format included one lab report every week, and three 20-min quizzes (non-cumulative) spaced out through the quarter. Professor Mesghali is a pretty funny guy and a reasonable professor. I wouldn't say the class was easy, but I went in with most of my EE 100 memories forgotten, and with some elbow grease did well. (I have heard his circuits class is hard, but this lab is more about application than learning equations.)