ECE 210 is the first mathematically oriented course in the electrical and computer engineering curricula. The course begins by building on the circuit analysis concepts you learned in ECE 110 and then progresses into the more abstract world of Fourier and Laplace transforms. Much of what we will do will rely on your background in calculus. Our goal will be to apply mathematical tools to the analysis and design of signal processing systems, culminating in a thorough understanding of an AM radio receiver and the ability to design simple filters. ECE 210 deals with the processing of continuous-time, or analog signals. The follow-on course, ECE 310, covers the processing of sampled, or digital signals. Full description, including course goals and instructional objectives, can be found here.

ECE 211 is the first half of ECE 210. Students in ECE 211 should attend lectures approximately through Friday, October 14 (Chapters 1 through 6 in the course textbook). Full description, including course goals and instructional objectives, can be found here.

Course information in course explorer: ECE 210, ECE 211,

 Section: ECE 210 AL1 ECE 211 B ECE 210 AL2 ECE 211 C ECE 210 AL3 ECE 211 E ECE 210 AL4 ECE 211 F Instructor: Christopher Schmitz slides Juan Alvarez slides Andrey Mironov slides Lara Waldrop Lectures: MTW F 10-10.50 a.m. ECEB 1015 MTW F 11-11.50 a.m. ECEB 1013 MTW F 12-12.50 p.m. ECEB 1013 MTW F 2-2.50 p.m. ECEB 1013 Contact: 3066 ECEB cdschmit@ 3046 ECEB alvarez@ 2064 ECEB amirono2@ 5052 ECEB lwaldrop@

## COURSE MATERIALS

Textbook: Kudeki & Munson, Analog Signals and Systems Prentice Hall, 2009. Daily reading assignments are shown in the Course Calendar .

Corrections to the text book (errata)

Useful tables (Fourier series, Fourier transform, convolution, delta function, and Laplace transform)

Slides: each instructor might provide lecture slides and can be found in the lectures section of this website.

## DISCUSSION

Active participation in your learning environment is vital to your success in this course.

Campuswire: For discussions and questions regarding course material. Code to join: 6947

Student online behavior: In any social interaction, certain rules of etiquette are expected and contribute to more enjoyable and productive communication. The following are tips for interacting online via e-mail or discussion board messages, adapted from guidelines originally compiled by Chuq Von Rospach and Gene Spafford (1995):

• Remember that the person receiving your message is someone like you, deserving and appreciating courtesy and respect.
• Be brief; succinct, thoughtful messages have the greatest effect.
• Your messages reflect on you personally; take time to make sure that you are proud of their form and content.
• Be careful when you use humor and sarcasm; absent the voice inflections and body language that aid face-to-face communication, Internet messages are easy to misinterpret.
• When making follow-up comments, summarize the parts of the message to which you are responding.
• Avoid repeating what has already been said; needless repetition is ineffective communication.

It is the student's responsibility to check that the correct grades are entered in CANVAS.

The final grade will be calculated as follows:

 Grading for ECE 210: 3 Midterm exams.................. 45% Final Exam............................ 25% Quizzes................................. 10% Weekly homework................ 10% Labs...................................... 10% Grading for ECE 211: Final Exam (Exam 2)............. 35% 1 Midterm exam..................... 30% Quizzes................................... 20% Weekly homework................. 15%

In order to account for sickness, travel or internet issues, your two lowest homework grades will be dropped (only one for ECE 211).

As a rough guideline, we intend to award letter grades as indicated below, where 'm' is the mean and 's' is the standard deviation.

• some type of A if
• some type of B or better if
• m < grade < m+s
• some type of C or better if
• m-s < grade < m
• some type of D or better if
• max(45,m-2s) < grade < m-s
• F

## HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENTS

Homework assignment policy:

• Homework assignments constitue 10% of the course grade.

• Homeworks will be posted every Tuesday in Gradescope and Canvas and will be due the following Tuesday by 11.59pm. The first homework will be due on Tuesday, August 30 by 11.59pm.

• Submissions will be made via Gradescope. You can join the course there with the entry code 8NEND8, use your UIN as your Student ID #.
• Gradescope now has a mobile app to make it easier to upload.
• Instructions on how to scan the pdf of the solutions in Android are here.
• Instructions on how to scan the pdf of the solutions in MacOS are here.

• Late homeworks will be deducted 12.5% per late hour, so after 8 hours, you will get zero, so please mark your calendar with the deadlines to avoid losing points.
Do not wait until the last minute to submit it and then run into internet issues.

• In order to account for sickness, travel or internet issues, your two lowest homework grades will be dropped (only one for ECE 211).

• Do not solve the HW directly on the provided pdf because there is not enough space for it.

• Make sure you box your final answers and match problem parts accurately in Gradescope, or you will be deducted 5% of the corresponding problem part.

• Make sure that your homeworks are neat enough to read. Graders has the flexibility to deduct points for lack of neatness.

• You will be expected to provide detailed explanations of your solutions in order to obtain credit in your homeworks. Graders should not have to guess or make assumptions about why you are using a certain equation, or how you came up with an equation, etc. Conversely, solutions lacking full explanations will receive zero credit even when the answer provided may be correct.

• Please report angles in radians and in the range (-pi,pi]. Failure to do so could result in loss of some credit.

• Homeworks constitute an essential component of your learning experience in the course and prepare you for your exams in effective ways. Investing time to do your homeworks with care will pay off when you are taking your exams.

• Solutions will be posted in Canvas 8 hours after the corresponding deadline.

## EXAMS

• Exams will be combined for all sections of ECE 210 and 211.
• ECE 210 students will take three evening exams and a final exam.
• Exams will be in person.
• ECE 211 students will take just the first two exams. The second exam will serve as the final exam for ECE 211 students.
• To compensate for the evening exams, lectures will be canceled exam days.
• Exams are closed notes. However, we will provide the following tables from the textbook: 6.1, 6.3, 7.1, 7.2, 9.1, 9.3, 11.1 and 11.2 (or 1-8 from the online table handout) as needed.
• Calculators and other electronics are not allowed
• DRES: Students with documented disabilities must notify Prof. Alvarez within the first 7 days of classes.

The exams dates/times are as follows:

• Exam 1:
• Wednesday, September 21, 7-8.15pm.
• Review: Tuesday, September 20, 7-9 p.m., 1015 ECEB.
• HKN Review: 9/18/2022, 3-5pm, ECEB 1002, slides.
• Coverage: Exam 1 will cover up to the end of Section 3.4.2 and homeworks 1-4.
• Students with last names starting with:
• Aa - Lv will go to room ECEB 1002
• Lw - Pf will go to room ECEB 1013
• Pg - Sh will go to room ECEB 1015
• Si - Vv will go to room ECEB 3017
• Vw - Zz will go to room ECEB 2017
• Exam 2:
• Wednesday, October 19, 7-8.15pm.
• Review: Tuesday, October 18, 7-9 p.m., 1015 ECEB.
• Coverage: Exam 2 will cover up to the end of Chapter 6 (except THD) and homeworks 1-8, with emphasis on material after exam 1. We will provide the Fourier series tables (6.1 and 6.3 from the textbook, or 1-2 from the online online table handout).
• HKN Review: Sunday, 10/16/2022, 3-5pm, in ECEB 1002, recording, slides.
• Students with last names starting with:
• Aa - Lv will go to room ECEB 1002
• Lw - Pf will go to room ECEB 1013
• Pg - Sh will go to room ECEB 1015
• Si - Vv will go to room ECEB 3017
• Vw - Zz will go to room ECEB 2017
• Exam 3:
• Wednesday, November 16, 7-8.15pm.
• Review: Tuesday, November 15, 7-9 p.m., 1015 ECEB, slides, recording.
• Coverage: Exam 3 will cover up to and including section 10.1 and homeworks 1-12, with emphasis on material after exam 2. We will provide the following tables: Fourier series, Fourier transform, convolution and impulse (6.1, 6.3, 7.1, 7.2, 9.1 and 9.3 from the textbook, or 1-6 from the online online table handout).
• HKN Review: Sunday, 11/13/2022, 3-5pm, in ECEB 1015, recording, slides.
• Students with last names starting with:
• Aa - Df will go to room ECEB 1013
• Dg - Hp will go to room ECEB 1015
• Hq - Kp will go to room ECEB 3017
• Kq - Zz will go to room ECEB 1002
• Final Exam:
• Monday, December 12, 7-10pm, location TBA.
• Review: Wednesday, December 7, 7-9pm, 1015 ECEB.
• Coverage: Exam will cover up to the end of Section 11.5 and homeworks 1-14. We will provide the following tables: Fourier series, Fourier transform, convolution, impulse and Laplace transform (6.1, 6.3, 7.1, 7.2, 9.1, 9.3, 11.1 and 11.2 from the textbook, or 1-8 from the online online table handout).
• We will offer a conflict exam for those of you who satisfy the requirements for a final conflict exam but you need to get Prof. Alvarez's approval in order to be able to take the conflict exam. If you satisfy the requirements for a conflict exam please complete this form by December 7.

Conflict exam requests:

• Our exam schedule was posted since the first day of the semester: September 21, October 19 and November 16, all from 7-8.15pm.
• Some of you either have classes, labs, or other exams that overlap with our exams. We will offer conflict exams for those of you who are in these situations but you need to get Prof. Alvarez's approval in order to be able to take the conflict exams.
• As indicated in the student code, conflict exams are to be granted if the student informs the instructor of the conflict within one week after being informed of the examination schedule. Priority will be given to the examination announced in class the earliest in the semester.
• If you have conflicts with one or more of our exams and want to request a conflict exam, you must complete this form by Tuesday, September 6.

Absences from exams:If you miss an exam due to illness, injury, family emergency or other reasons beyond your control, you will be asked to provide your professor with an absence letter from the Student Assistance Center in the Office of the Dean of Students. Documentation which validates the absence is required by the Dean's Office to provide the absence letter. The absence letter will serve to verify the reason for your absence from the exam. Prof. Alvarez will then take an appropriate action that may include offering an oral examination or written examination.

• Do not submit a regrade asking for more partial credit because you did so much work nor because you think something should be worth more/less that it does. Only regrades regarding inaccurate grading will be addressed.
• Regrades could be subjected a regrading of the entire exam, no just those parts you indicate. Therefore, your grade could go up or down as appropriate.
• You will get an email from the instructors after the exams are graded indicating when you can start submitting regrades and when the deadline to submit the regrades is.
• Make sure you submit regrade requests by the deadline indicated in that email, so do not wait until the last minute to submit it and then run into internet issues. No regrade requests will be accepted after the deadline.

Old exams for practice can be found here.

## QUIZZES

• Quizzes will be administered using PrairieLearn at CBTF over a 4 day period on the dates below.
• You must register for the quizzes through the PrairieTest website. You can register as early as two weeks before the quiz.
• ECE 210 students will take three quizzes.
• ECE 211 students will take just the first two quizzes.
• Quizzes are closed notes.
• Calculators and other electronics are not allowed
• DRES: Students with documented disabilities must notify Prof. Alvarez and CBTF within the first 7 days of classes.

The quiz dates/times are as follows:

• Quiz 1:
• September 7 - September 10.
• You can begin registering for the quiz through PrairieTest on August 25.
• Coverage: Quiz 1 will cover up until and including section 2.4.1 (superposition).
• Quiz 2:
• October 5 - October 8.
• You can begin registering for the quiz through PrairieTest on September 22.
• Coverage: Quiz 2 will cover up until and including section 4.2.3.
• Quiz 3:
• November 2 - November 5.
• You can begin registering for the quiz through PrairieTest on October 20.
• Coverage: Quiz 3 will cover up until and including Chapter 8. We will provide the following tables if needed: Fourier series and Fourier transform (6.1, 6.3, 7.1, 7.2 from the textbook, or 1-4 from the online table handout).

CBTF instructions:

• This course uses the Grainger College of Engineering's Computer-Based Testing Facility for its quizzes.
• The policies of the CBTF are the policies of this course, and academic integrity infractions related to the CBTF are infractions in this course.
• If you have accommodations identified by the Division of Rehabilitation-Education Services (DRES) for quizzes/exams, please submit your Letter of Accommodations (LOA) here before you make your first quiz reservation. This must be done each semester you use the CBTF.
• If you have any issue during a quiz, inform the proctor immediately. Work with the proctor to resolve the issue at the time before logging off. If you do not inform a proctor of a problem during the test then you forfeit all rights to redress.
• If you do not have a physical i-card, and therefore no ID photo with the i-card office, submit a photo to the CBTF as soon as possible to avoid problems when checking in for quizzes. Email photos to cbtf@illinois.edu.
• Review all instructions on the CBTF website before your first quiz: https://cbtf.illinois.edu/students

## LABS (only ECE 210 students)

Lab syllabus

Pre-labs and labs will be posted in Gradescope and Canvas. They are to be submitted via Gradescope.

Here are the dates for the first lab of each section:

• AB1: Monday, September 19
• AB2: Monday, September 26
• AB3: Monday, September 19
• AB4: Monday, September 26
• AB5: Monday, September 19
• AB6: Monday, September 26
• AB7: Monday, September 19
• AB8: Monday, September 26
• AB9: Monday, September 19
• ABA: Monday, September 26
• ABB: Monday, September 19
• ABC: Monday, September 26
• ABD: Monday, September 19
• ABE: Monday, September 26
• ABF: Monday, September 19
• ABG: Monday, September 26
• ABH: Monday, September 19
• ABI: Monday, September 26
• ABJ: Monday, September 19
• ABK: Monday, September 26
• ABL: Wednesday, September 21
• ABM: Wednesday, September 28
• ABN: Wednesday, September 21
• ABO: Wednesday, September 28
• ABP: Wednesday, September 21
• ABQ: Wednesday, September 28
• ABR: Wednesday, September 21
• ABS: Wednesday, September 28
• ABT: Wednesday, September 21
• ABU: Wednesday, September 28

Lab kit:

• You will need an ECE 210 lab kit, which you should request starting on August 15 and before August 19. There will be no extensions to deadlines if you order/pick up your kit late.
• You can request it here. Only students registered in ECE 210 can request it, and there is no charge for it. However, if you drop the course, you will have to return it or you will be charged for it.
• All students should bring their last semester's kit with you to campus so components like ADALM, breadboard, and wirekit can be reused.
• If you already have an ADALM2000 because you took ECE 110 last semester, you will still need to order the 210 kit but you will not receive an additional ADALM, only the component kit and a larger breadboard.
• If you already have an ADALM2000 because you took ECE 210 last semester, you will cannot request another one.

An introductory Lab 0 plus five laboratory assignments will be given, beginning on September 19. You do not need to attend lab before then.

• Lab # 0 - Weeks of September 19/September 26.
• Lab # 1 - Weeks of September 26/October 3/October 10.
• Lab # 2 - Weeks of October 10/October 17/October 24.
• Lab # 3 - Weeks of October 24/October 31/November 7.
• Lab # 4 - Weeks of November 7/November 14/November 28 - Complementary files are in Canvas.
• Lab # 5 - Weeks of November 28/December 5

Lab Times (September 19 - December 7):

 Hrs. Monday Tuesday Wednesday 10am-11am Sections AB1/AB2 4072 ECEB Rakibul Islam/Yulun Wu 11am-12pm Sections AB3/AB4 4072 ECEB Rakibul Islam/Haofeng Sun 12-1pm Sections AB5/AB6 4072 ECEB Yulun Wu/Rakibul Islam 1-2pm Sections AB7/AB8 4072 ECEB Yulun Wu/Shiyi Yang 2-3pm Sections AB9/ABA 4072 ECEB Shiyi Yang/Haofeng Sun Sections ABL/ABM 4072 ECEB Danny Takikawa/Rakibul Islam 3-4pm Sections ABB/ABC 4072 ECEB Haofeng Sun/Yijin Wang Sections ABN/ABO 4072 ECEB Danny Takikawa/Yijin Wang 4-5pm Sections ABD/ABE 4072 ECEB Haofeng Sun/Binghui Wang Sections ABP/ABQ 4072 ECEB Yijin Wang/Danny Takikawa 5-6pm Sections ABF/ABG 4072 ECEB Rakibul Islam/Danny Takikawa Sections ABR/ABS 4072 ECEB Haofeng Wu/Binghui Wang 6-7pm Sections ABH/ABI 4072 ECEB Danny Takikawa/Binghui Wang Sections ABT/ABU 4072 ECEB Binghui Wang/Haofeng Sun 7-8pm Sections ABJ/ABK 4072 ECEB Binghui Wang/Danny Takikawa

Code Guide Resistors are color coded in ohms, inductors in microH, and capacitors (with digits) in picoF.

## OFFICE HOURS

Faculty and TA Office Hours (August 29 - December 7, except September 5, November 8 and November 21-25):

There will be office hours in preparation for the exam on these dates/times:

• Thursday, December 8, 2-4pm in room ECEB 3015.
• Friday, December 9, 10-11am in room ECEB 3017 and 4-5pm in room ECEB 2015.

 Open office hours (lab questions might be referred to the open lab times). Office hours strictly for small study sessions (need to sign up in order to attend). More information below the table.
 Hrs. Monday except Sep 5, Nov 21 Tuesday except Nov 8, Nov 22 Wednesday except Nov 23 Thursday except Nov 24 Friday except Nov 25 9-10am Danny Takikawa ECEB 3036 Rakibul Islam ECEB 3036 10-11am Juan Alvarez ECEB 2036 Andrey Mironov ECEB 3034 Danny Takikawa ECEB 3036 Rakibul Islam ECEB 3036 11am-12pm Chris Schmitz ECEB 2036 Yulun Wu ECEB 3034 Juan Alvarez ECEB 3036 Danny Takikawa ECEB 3036 12-1pm Haofeng Sun ECEB 2036 Haofeng Sun ECEB 3034 Haofeng Sun ECEB 3036 Yulun Wu ECEB 3036 1-2pm Haofeng Sun ECEB 3036 Shiyi Yang. ECEB 3036 2-3pm Chris Schmitz ECEB 3036 Binghui Wang ECEB 3036 3-4pm Andrey Mironov ECEB 3036 Binghui Wang. ECEB 3036 4-5pm Yijin Wang Rakibul Islam ECEB 3015 Lara Waldrop Danny Takikawa ECEB 3015 Lara Waldrop ECEB 3036 5-6pm Yijin Wang Shiyi Yang. ECEB 3015 Rakibul Islam Binghui Wang. ECEB 3015 6-7pm Binghui Wang Haofeng Sun ECEB 3015 Danny Takikawa Rakibul Islam ECEB 3015

Open office hours

• Office hours on Monday and Tuesday are open hours where all types of questions are allowed, and we have found that students mostly use them to ask about the upcoming homework.
• Lab questions might be referred to the open lab times.

Small study session office hours

• We also have additional office hours each week of support for you by having small study sessions with course staff members to answer conceptual questions, provide additional examples, etc. but nothing related to that week's HW.
• These sessions will be available on Thursdays and Fridays by signing up via this online form before 8am each Thursday.
• The signup is voluntary but we do expect your attendance and participation regularly if you do sign up for a slot. Due to limited space, please avoid missing your slot. More than one missed attendance will prevent you from signing up for the remainder of the semester.
• You can add/remove yourself from the timeslot at any time before 8am on Thursday of the corresponding week.
• Once you sign up for a slot, it will be assumed that you will attend that slot from then on, so please remember to unregister if you will no longer attend.
• If you do not have specific questions, but you want to get some practice and help at the same time, you can can ask the staff member to provide some example to practice.

HKN late-night office hours

• HKN will be hosting late-night office hours for the rest of this semester Sunday-Thursday night from 8pm-12am.
• Here is the link to the schedule. It will be updated every week.

## COURSE STAFF

Instructors:

TA's:

Communication: It is the student's responsibility to attend lectures and check their email daily, in case there are announcements from course staff. Missing a lecture and/or not checking your email will not excuse complying with course deadlines and policies.

Please post your questions on the discussion board, Campuswire, instead of emailing the instructors or TAs directly because it is very likely that you're not the only one of enrolled in the course that has that same question. This way, others can take advantage of the responses to your questions, and other students might be able to assist you sooner.

## HONORS

ECE 210 Honors will introduce students to Python programming through modules in Jupyter notebook. As such, prior Python experience would be helpful, but definitely not required. We’ll teach everything from the ground up.

You do not have to be a James Scholar to sign up but you will only get the 'H' in your transcript if you are.

If you are a James Scholar, you must complete the corresponding HCLA form from the College and submit it before September 12.

The sessions will start the week of September 26.

There is more information and a signup form here. Please complete by September 12 if you want to participate.

## TENTATIVE CALENDAR

 Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Aug. 22 Introduction & voltage, current power, KVL, KCL 0, 1.1-2 Aug. 23 Elements, sources, solutions of circuit problems, 1.3 Aug. 24 Complex numbers review 1.4, App. A, Resistor combinations 2.1 Aug. 25 Aug. 26 Source combinations, node voltage method 2.1-2 Aug. 29 Node voltage method 2.2 Aug. 30 Loop current method 2.3 Aug. 31 Linearity & superposition 2.4 Sept. 1 Sept. 2 Thevenin & Norton 2.4 Sept. 5 Labor day NO CLASS Sept. 6 Available power & max power transfer 2.5 Sept. 7 Op-amps & ideal op-amp approximations 3.1 Quiz I Sept. 8 Sept. 9 Linear op-amp ckts 3.1 Sept. 12 Differentiators & integrators 3.2 Sept. 13 Introduction to LTI systems 3.3 Sept. 14 1st order RC ckt response to constant inputs 3.4.1 Sept. 15 Sept. 16 RC & RL ckts with constant inputs 3.4.1-2 Sept. 19 RC & RL ckts with time-varying inputs 3.4.3 Lab 0 Sept. 20 Transient & steady-state response in LTI systems 3.4.3, 3.5 Sept. 21 NO CLASS Midterm Exam I Sept. 22 Sept. 23 Phasors & sinusoidal SS solutions of linear ODEs 4.1.1-2 Sept. 26 Impedance & phasors in sinusoidal steady state ckts 4.1.3, 4.2.1 Lab 1 Sept. 27 Post-review of Exam I Sept. 28 Phasor ckt analysis 4.2.2-3 Sept. 29 Sept. 30 Avg and available power 4.3 Oct. 3 Resonance 4.4 Oct. 4 Frequency response of dissipative LTI systems 5.1-2 Oct. 5 LTI system response to co-sinusoids & multi-frequency inputs 5.3-5 Quiz II Oct. 6 Oct. 7 Periodic signals 6.1 Oct. 10 Fourier series & its forms 6.2 Lab 2 Oct. 11 Fourier series examples 6.2 Oct. 12 LTI system response to periodic inputs 6.3.1 Oct. 13 Oct. 14 Avg signal power, Parseval's thm, harmonic distortion 6.3.2-3 Last day for ECE 211 Oct. 17 Fourier transform of aperiodic signals 7.1 Oct. 18 Fourier transform pairs and properties of FT 7.1 Oct. 19 NO CLASS Midterm Exam II Oct. 20 Oct. 21 Signal energy and bandwidth 7.2 Oct. 24 LTI system response using FT 7.3 Lab 3 Oct. 25 Modulation property, AM signal, coherent demodulation 8.1-2 Oct. 26 Post-review of Exam II Oct. 27 Oct. 28 Envelope detection, superhet AM receiver 8.3-4 Oct. 31 Convolution & FT convolution properties 9.1.1-2 Nov. 1 Graphical convolution 9.1.3 Nov. 2 Convolution examples 9.1.3 Quiz III Nov. 3 Nov. 4 Impulse & its properties 9.2 Nov. 7 FT of power signals 9.2-3 Lab 4 Nov. 8 Election dayNO CLASS Nov. 9 Sampling & analog signal reconstruction 9.4 Nov. 10 Nov. 11 Impulse response & BIBO stability 10.1-2 Nov. 14 Causality & LTIC systems 10.3-5 Nov. 15 Transfer function & Laplace transform 11.1 Nov. 16 NO CLASS Midterm Exam III Nov. 17 Nov. 18 Properties of Laplace Transform 11.1 Nov. 21 Thanksgiving breakNO CLASS Nov. 22 Thanksgiving breakNO CLASS Nov. 23 Thanksgiving breakNO CLASS Nov. 24 Thanksgiving breakNO CLASS Nov. 25 Thanksgiving breakNO CLASS Nov. 28 Inverse Laplace transform & PFE 11.2 Lab 5 Nov. 29 Inverse Laplace transform & PFE 11.2 Nov. 30 Post-review of Exam III Dec. 1 Dec. 2 s-domain ckt analysis, general response of LTIC systems 11.3, 11.4.1 Dec. 5 Zero-input response in LTIC ckts & systems 11.4.1-2 Dec. 6 Ckt initial value problems 11.4.3 Dec. 7 LTIC system combinations 11.5 Dec. 8Reading Day Dec. 9

COVID

There will recordings that will be available for students with excused absences. If you have an excused absence or you are feeling sick, please contact Prof. Alvarez at least one hour before the lecture you will miss. If it is due to an excused absence, please also provide the corresponding documentation.

Here are the Univeristy's policies if you test positive for COVID.

Here is the information for quarantine and isolation.

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Student Code should is very important for you to know.

Students should pay particular attention to Article 1, Part 4: Academic Integrity. Academic dishonesty may result in a failing grade. Every student is expected to review and abide by the Academic Integrity Policy. Ignorance is not an excuse for any academic dishonesty. It is your responsibility to read this policy to avoid any misunderstanding. Do not hesitate to ask the instructor(s) if you are ever in doubt about what constitutes plagiarism, cheating, or any other breach of academic integrity.

Inclusivity

The effectiveness of this course is dependent upon the creation of an encouraging and safe classroom environment. Exclusionary, offensive or harmful speech (such as racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, etc.) will not be tolerated and in some cases subject to University harassment procedures. We are all responsible for creating a positive and safe environment that allows all students equal respect and comfort. I expect each of you to help establish and maintain and environment where you and your peers can contribute without fear of ridicule or intolerant or offensive language.

Disability Resources and Educational Services (DRES)

Students with documented disabilities must notify the instructor within the first 7 days of classes.

To obtain disability-related academic adjustments and/or auxiliary aids, students with disabilities must contact the course instructor and the Disability Resources and Educational Services (DRES) as soon as possible.

To contact DRES, you may visit 1207 S. Oak St., Champaign, call 333-4603, e-mail disability@illinois.edu or go to the DRES website.

If you are concerned you have a disability-related condition that is impacting your academic progress, there are academic screening appointments available on campus that can help diagnosis a previously undiagnosed disability by visiting the DRES website and selecting â€œSign-Up for an Academic Screeningâ€� at the bottom of the page.

FERPA

Any student who has suppressed their directory information pursuant to Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) should self-identify to the instructor to ensure protection of the privacy of their attendance in this course. Click here for more information on FERPA.

Sexual misconduct

The University of Illinois is committed to combating sexual misconduct. Faculty and staff members are required to report any instances of sexual misconduct to the Universityâ€™s Title IX and Disability Office. In turn, an individual with the Title IX and Disability Office will provide information about rights and options, including accommodations, support services, the campus disciplinary process, and law enforcement options. A list of the designated University employees who, as counselors, confidential advisors, and medical professionals, do not have this reporting responsibility and can maintain confidentiality, can be found here. Other information about resources and reporting is available here.

Support Resources and Supporting Fellow Students in Distress

As members of the Illinois community, we each have a responsibility to express care and concern for one another. If you come across a classmate whose behavior concerns you, whether in regards to their well-being or yours, we encourage you to refer this behavior to the Student Assistance Center (1-217-333-0050) or online. Based upon your report, staff in the Student Assistance Center reaches out to students to make sure they have the support they need to be healthy and safe. Further, as a Community of Care, we want to support you in your overall wellness. We know that students sometimes face challenges that can impact academic performance (examples include mental health concerns, food insecurity, homelessness, personal emergencies). Should you find that you are managing such a challenge and that it is interfering with your coursework, you are encouraged to contact the Student Assistance Center (SAC)in the Office of the Dean of Students for support and referrals to campus and/or community resources. The SAC has a Dean on Duty available to see students who walk in, call, or email the office during business hours. For mental health emergencies, you can call 911 or contact the Counseling Center.

Run, hide, fight.

Emergencies can happen anywhere and at any time. It is important that we take a minute to prepare for a situation in which our safety or even our lives could depend on our ability to react quickly. When weâ€™re faced with almost any kind of emergency â€“ like severe weather or if someone is trying to hurt you â€“ we have three options: Run, hide or fight.

Please be aware of people with disabilities who may need additional assistance in emergency situations

Other resources

• police.illinois.edu/safe for more information on how to prepare for emergencies, including how to run, hide or fight and building floor plans that can show you safe areas.