Much of the material being taught in a first course on control appears to have changed little over the last two decades. Whilst the basic theories on classical control in textbooks remain unchanged, there have been many new developments in the field of control theory in recent years. One such topic is the relatively recent development in methods to analyse systems with parametric uncertainty. The purpose of this paper is to show how some of these methods can be easily introduced into a typical first course on classical control. Copyright (C) 2000 IFAC.