Colorado
School of Mines
2001 – 2002
Undergraduate Bulletin
Colorado School of Mines
Undergraduate Bulletin
2001-2002
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Published by Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO 80401-1887
Colorado School of Mines Bulletin (USPS 391-690)
Correspondence
Address correspondence to: Colorado School of Mines Golden, CO 80401-1887
Main Telephone: (303) 273-3000 Toll Free: 1-800-446-9488
Inquiries to Colorado School of Mines should be directed as follows:
Admissions: A. William Young, Director of Enrollment Management
Student Housing: Bob Francisco, Director of Student Life
Financial Aid: Roger Koester, Director of Student Financial Aid
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Contents
Academic Calendar ............................... 4
Combined Undergraduate/
Graduate Programs ................................ 35
Section 1–Welcome .............................. 5
Chemical Engineering ................................. 37
Mission and Goals ......................................... 5
Chemistry and Geochemistry ...................... 39
The Academic Environment ........................... 5
Economics and Business ............................ 41
History of CSM .............................................. 6
Engineering ................................................. 45
Unique Programs .......................................... 6
Environmental Science and Engineering ..... 51
Location ........................................................ 7
Geology and Geological Engineering .......... 52
Accreditation ................................................. 7
Geophysics ................................................. 55
Administration ............................................... 7
Liberal Arts and International Studies .......... 58
Section 2–Student Life .......................... 8
Mathematical and Computer Sciences ........ 63
Metallurgical and Materials Engineering ...... 65
Facilities ........................................................ 8
Military Science ........................................... 68
Services ........................................................ 8
Mining Engineering ...................................... 70
Activities ....................................................... 11
Petroleum Engineering ................................ 72
Student Honors ........................................... 13
Physical Education and Athletics ................. 75
Section 3–Tuition, Fees, Financial Assis-
Physics ........................................................ 77
tance, Housing ................................. 15
Section 6–Description of Courses ....... 79
Tuition ......................................................... 15
Student Life ................................................. 79
Fees ............................................................ 15
Core Areas .................................................. 79
Descriptions of Fees and Other Charges .... 15
Chemical Engineering ................................. 80
Housing ....................................................... 16
Chemistry and Geochemistry ...................... 82
Payments and Refunds ............................... 17
Economics and Business ............................ 85
Residency Qualifications ............................. 18
Engineering ................................................. 87
Financial Aid and Scholarships .................... 19
Environmental Science and Engineering ..... 92
Financial Aid Policies ................................... 21
Geology and Geological Engineering .......... 95
Section 4–Living Facilities ................... 23
Oceanography ............................................. 98
Residence Halls .......................................... 23
Geophysics ................................................. 99
Dining Facilities ........................................... 23
Liberal Arts and International Studies ........ 103
Family Housing ........................................... 23
Materials Science ....................................... 113
Mines Park .................................................. 23
Mathematical and Computer Sciences ....... 115
Fraternities, Sororities ................................. 23
Metallurgical and Materials Engineering ..... 119
Private Rooms, Apartments ......................... 23
Military Science (AROTC) ......................... 123
Section 5–Undergraduate Information 24
Mining Engineering .................................... 126
Petroleum Engineering .............................. 129
Admission Requirements ............................ 24
Physical Education and Athletics ............... 132
Admission Procedures ................................ 25
Physics ...................................................... 133
Academic Regulations ................................. 26
Grades ........................................................ 27
Section 7–Centers and Institutes ...... 136
Academic Probation and Suspension .......... 29
Access to Student Records ......................... 30
Section 8–Services ........................... 142
General Information ..................................... 31
Directory of the School ...................... 146
Curriculum Changes .................................... 32
Undergraduate Degree Requirements ......... 32
Appendix ........................................... 159
Undergraduate Programs ............................ 33
Index ................................................. 167
The Core Curriculum ................................... 33
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Academic Calendar
Fall Semester
2001
Confirmation/Registration ................................................................................................. Aug. 20, Monday
Classes start (go to Monday classes) ................................................................................. Aug. 21, Tuesday
Labor Day - Classes in session ............................................................................................ Sept. 3, Monday
Last day to register, add or drop courses without a “W’ ................................................ Sept. 5, Wednesday
Fall Break ............................................................................................................................. Oct. 8, Monday
Mid-term grades due........................................................................................................... Oct. 15, Monday
Last day to withdraw from a course Continuing students/Grad students ........................... Oct. 30, Tuesday
Priority Registration Spring Semester ............................................................................ Nov. 5-9, Mon.-Fri.
Thanksgiving Recess .............................................................................................. Nov. 22-25, Thurs.-Sun.
Last day to withdraw from a course New undergraduate students ....................................... Nov. 30, Friday
Classes end ......................................................................................................................... Dec. 6, Thursday
Dead Day .................................................................................................................................Dec. 7, Friday
Seniors’ lowest possible grades due ................................................................................... Dec. 11, Tuesday
Final exams .................................................................................................. Dec. 8, 10-13, Sat/Mon.-Thurs.
Semester ends ....................................................................................................................... Dec. 14, Friday
Midyear Degree Convocation ............................................................................................... Dec. 14, Friday
Final grades due.................................................................................................................. Dec. 17, Monday
Winter Recess ....................................................................................................... Dec. 15-Jan. 1, Sat.-Tues.
Spring Semester
2002
Confirmation/Registration ................................................................................................ Jan. 2, Wednesday
Classes start ......................................................................................................................... Jan. 3, Thursday
Last day to register, add or drop courses without a “W’ ........................................................Jan. 18, Friday
Mid-terms grades due ......................................................................................................... Feb. 25, Monday
Spring Recess ............................................................................................................. March 9-17, Sat.-Sun.
Last day to withdraw from a course ................................................................................March 19, Tuesday
All except new undergrads & 2nd sem freshmen
Registration Field & Summer Terms ............................................................................. April 1-5, Mon.-Fri.
Priority Registration Fall Semester ............................................................................. April 8-12, Mon.-Fri.
Last day to withdraw from a course-new undergrads & 2nd sem freshmen ........................April 19, Friday
Classes end ...................................................................................................................... April 25, Thursday
Dead Day ..............................................................................................................................April 26, Friday
Seniors’ lower possible grades due ................................................................................... April 30, Tuesday
Final exams ......................................................................................... Apr. 27, 29-May 2, Sat./Mon.-Thurs.
Semester ends .......................................................................................................................... May 3, Friday
Commencement ....................................................................................................................... May 3, Friday
Final grades due.................................................................................................................... May 6, Monday
Field/Summer Sessions
2002
First Field Term, First Day of Class, Registration ................................................................ May 6, Monday
Last day to register, add or drop courses without a “W” - Field Term .................................. May 10, Friday
Memorial Day (Holiday) .................................................................................................... May 27, Monday
Last day to withdraw from First Field Term .......................................................................... May 31, Friday
First Field Term ends .............................................................................................................June 14, Friday
Field Term grades due ........................................................................................................ June 17, Monday
Summer School First Day of Class, Registration ............................................................... June 17, Monday
Last day to register, add or drop courses without a W -Summer School ........................... June 24, Monday
Independence Day (Holiday) ............................................................................................... July 4, Thursday
Second Field Term begins .................................................................................................... July 8, Monday
Last day to register, add or drop courses without a W -Second Field Term ......................... July 12, Friday
Last day to withdraw from Summer School .......................................................................... July 12, Friday
Last day to withdraw from Second Field Term ...................................................................... Aug. 2, Friday
Summer School ends .............................................................................................................. Aug. 9, Friday
Summer School grades due ............................................................................................... Aug. 12, Monday
Second Field Term ends ....................................................................................................... Aug. 16, Friday
Second Field Term grades due ...................................................................................... August 19, Monday
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Section 1 - Welcome
Mission and Goals
The Colorado School of Mines is consequently commit-
Colorado School of Mines is a public research university
ted to serving the people of Colorado, the nation, and the
devoted to engineering and applied science related to
global community by promoting stewardship of the Earth
resources. It is one of the leading institutions in the nation
upon which all life and development depend. (Colorado
and the world in these areas. It has the highest admission
School of Mines Board of Trustees, 2000)
standards of any university in Colorado and among the
The Academic Environment
highest of any public university in the U.S. CSM has
We strive to fulfill this educational mission through our
dedicated itself to responsible stewardship of the earth and
undergraduate curriculum and in an environment of
its resources. It is one of a very few institutions in the world
commitment and partnership among students and faculty.
having broad expertise in resource exploration, extraction,
The commitment is directed at learning, academic success
production and utilization which can be brought to bear on
and professional growth, it is achieved through persistent
the world’s pressing resource-related environmental
intellectual study and discourse, and it is enabled by
problems. As such, it occupies a unique position among the
professional courtesy, responsibility and conduct. The
world’s institutions of higher education.
partnership invokes expectations for both students and
The school’s role and mission has remained constant and
faculty. Students should expect access to high quality faculty
is written in the Colorado statutes as: The Colorado School
and to appropriate academic guidance and counseling; they
of Mines shall be a specialized baccalaureate and graduate
should expect access to a high quality curriculum and
research institution with high admission standards. The
instructional programs; they should expect to graduate
Colorado School of Mines shall have a unique mission in
within four years if they follow the prescribed programs
energy, mineral, and materials science and engineering and
successfully; and they should expect to be respected as
associated engineering and science fields. The school shall
individuals in all facets of campus activity and should
be the primary institution of higher education offering
expect responsive and tactful interaction in their learning
energy, mineral and materials science and mineral
endeavors. Faculty should expect participation and
engineering degrees at both the graduate and undergradu-
dedication from students, including attendance, attentive-
ate levels. (Colorado revised Statutes, Section 23-41-105)
ness, punctuality and demonstrable contribution of effort in
Throughout the school’s 126 year history, the translation
the learning process; and they should expect respectful
of its mission into educational programs has been influenced
interaction in a spirit of free inquiry and orderly discipline.
by the needs of society. Those needs are now focused more
We believe that these commitments and expectations
clearly than ever before. We believe that the world faces a
establish the academic culture upon which all learning is
crisis in balancing resource availability with environmental
founded.
protection and that CSM and its programs are central to the
CSM offers the bachelor of science degree in Chemical
solution to that crisis. Therefore the school’s mission is
and Petroleum Refining Engineering, Chemistry, Econom-
elaborated upon as follows:
ics, Engineering, Engineering Physics, Geological Engineer-
Colorado School of Mines is dedicated to educating
ing, Geophysical Engineering, Mathematical and Computer
students and professionals in the applied sciences, engi-
Sciences, Metallurgical and Material Engineering, Mining
neering, and associated fields related to
Engineering, and Petroleum Engineering. A pervasive
institutional goal for all of these programs is articulated in
x the discovery and recovery of the Earth’s resources,
the Profile of the Colorado School of Mines Graduate:
x their conversion to materials and energy,
x All CSM graduates must have depth in an area of
x their utilization in advanced processes and products,
specialization, enhanced by hands-on experiential
and
learning, and breadth in allied fields. They must have
x the economic and social systems necessary to ensure
the knowledge and skills to be able to recognize, define
their prudent and provident use in a sustainable
and solve problems by applying sound scientific and
global society.
engineering principles. These attributes uniquely
distinguish our graduates to better function in increas-
This mission will be achieved by the creation, integra-
ingly competitive and diverse technical professional
tion, and exchange of knowledge in engineering, the natural
environments.
sciences, the social sciences, the humanities, business and
their union to create processes and products to enhance the
x Graduates must have the skills to communicate
quality of life of the world’s inhabitants.
information, concepts and ideas effectively orally, in
writing, and graphically. They must be skilled in the
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retrieval, interpretation and development of technical
mission as education and research in engineering and
information by various means, including the use of
applied science with a special focus on the earth science
computer-aided techniques.
disciplines in the context of responsible stewardship of the
x Graduates should have the flexibility to adjust to the
earth and its resources.
ever-changing professional environment and appreciate
CSM has always had an international reputation in
diverse approaches to understanding and solving
resource fields. Graduates have come from nearly every
society’s problems. They should have the creativity,
nation in the world and alumni can be found in nearly every
resourcefulness, receptivity and breadth of interests to
nation.
think critically about a wide range of cross-disciplinary
The student body was predominantly white male for
issues. They should be prepared to assume leadership
many years, reflecting the demographics of the industries it
roles and possess the skills and attitudes which promote
served. The School gave one of the early engineering
teamwork and cooperation and to continue their own
degrees for women to Florence Caldwell in 1897 but there
growth through life-long learning.
were many subsequent years when there were no female
x Graduates should be capable of working effectively in
students. This has changed and today approximately 25% of
an international environment, and be able to succeed in
the overall student body are women and 15% of the
an increasingly interdependent world where borders
undergraduates are underrepresented minorities, thanks to
between cultures and economies are becoming less
strong recruiting efforts and the opening up of traditionally
distinct. They should appreciate the traditions and
white male industries.
languages of other cultures, and value diversity in their
own society.
Unique Programs
Colorado School of Mines is an institution of engineer-
x Graduates should exhibit ethical behavior and integrity.
ing and applied science with a special focus in the resource
They should also demonstrate perseverance and have
areas. As such, it has unique programs in many fields. This
pride in accomplishment. They should assume a
is the only institution in the world, for example, that offers
responsibility to enhance their professions through
doctoral programs in all five of the major earth science
service and leadership and should be responsible
disciplines: Geology and Geological Engineering, Geophys-
citizens who serve society, particularly through
ics, Geochemistry, Mining Engineering and Petroleum
stewardship of the environment.
Engineering. It has one of the few Metallurgical and
History of CSM
Materials Engineering programs in the country that still
In 1865, only six years after gold and silver were
focuses on the complete materials cycle from mineral
discovered in the Colorado Territory, the fledgling mining
processing to finished advanced materials.
industry was in trouble. The nuggets had been picked out of
In addition to these traditional programs which define
streams and the rich veins had been worked. New methods
the institutional focus, the school is pioneering programs in
of exploration, mining and recovery were needed. A number
interdisciplinary areas. One of the most successful of these
of men with names like Loveland, Berthoud, Arthur Lakes,
is the Engineering Division program, which currently claims
George West and the Episcopal Bishop Randall proposed a
more than one-third of the undergraduate majors. This
school of mines. In 1874 the Territorial Legislature passed
program combines civil, electrical, environmental and
an appropriation of $5,000 and commissioned W.A.H.
mechanical engineering in a nontraditional curriculum that
Loveland and a Board of Trustees to found the Territorial
is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission
School of Mines in or near Golden. Governor Routt signed
of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology,
the Bill on February 9, 1874. With the achievement of
111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202-4012
statehood in 1876, the Colorado School of Mines was
– telephone (410) 347-7700. It serves as a model for such
constitutionally established. The first diploma was awarded
programs here and elsewhere.
in 1882.
While many of the programs at CSM are firmly
As CSM grew, its mission expanded. From a rather
grounded in tradition, they are almost all undergoing
narrow initial focus on nonfuel minerals, it developed
continual evolution. Recent successes in integrating aspects
programs as well in petroleum production and refining.
of the curriculum have spurred similar activity in other areas
More recently it has expanded into the fields of materials
such as the geosciences. There, through the medium of
science and engineering, energy and environmental
computer visualization, geophysicists and geologists are in
engineering, and economics as well as a broader range of
the process of creating a new emerging discipline. A similar
engineering and applied science disciplines. CSM sees its
development is occurring in geo- engineering through the
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integration of aspects of civil engineering, geology and
for Engineering and Technology, 111 Market Place, Suite
mining. CSM has played a leadership role in this kind of
1050, Baltimore, MD 21202-4012 – telephone (410) 347-
innovation over the last decade.
7700, accredits undergraduate degree programs in Chemical
Engineering, Engineering, Engineering Physics, Geological
Location
Engineering, Geophysical Engineering, Metallurgical and
Golden, Colorado has been the home for CSM since its
Materials Engineering, Mining Engineering and Petroleum
inception. Located 20 minutes west of Denver, this
Engineering. The American Chemical Society has approved
community of 15,000 is located in the foothills of the
the degree program in the Department of Chemistry and
Rockies. Skiing is an hour away to the west. Golden is a
Geochemistry.
unique community that serves as home to CSM, the Coors
Brewing Company, the National Renewable Energy
Administration
Laboratory, a major U.S. Geological Survey facility that also
General management of the School is vested by state
contains the National Earthquake Center, and the seat of
statute in a Board of Trustees, consisting of seven members
Jefferson County. Golden once served as the territorial
appointed by the governor. A nonvoting student member is
capital of Colorado.
elected annually by the student body. Financial support
comes from student tuition and fees and from the state
Accreditation
through annual appropriations. These funds are augmented
Colorado School of Mines is accredited through the
by government and privately sponsored research, private gift
doctoral degree by the Higher Learning Commission and is
support from alumni, corporations, foundations and other
a member of the North Central Association. The Engineer-
friends.
ing Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board
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Section 2- Student Life
Facilities
personal, academic and career counseling center. Through
Student Center
its various services, the center acts as a comprehensive
The Ben H. Parker Student Center has recently
resource for the personal growth and life skills development
undergone a four million dollar renovation and addition.
of our students. SDAS houses a library of over 300 books
The building contains the offices for the Vice President of
and other materials for checkout, and is home to CSM’s
Student Life and Dean of Students, the Director of Student
Engineers Choosing Health Options (ECHO), promoting
Life, Housing, Conferences Reservation Office, Student
wise and healthy decision making regarding students’ use of
Activities and Greek Advisor, ASCSM Offices, and Student
alcohol and other drugs.
Groups. The Student Center also contains the student dining
Counseling: Experienced, professional counselors offer
hall, the I-Club, a food court, game room, bookstore,
assistance in a variety of areas. Personal counseling for
student lounges and TV room, and the Outdoor Recreation
stress management, relationship issues, wellness education
program office. There are also a number of meeting rooms
and/or improved self image are a few of the areas often
and banquet facilities in the Student Center. Construction
requested. Gender issues, personal security, and compatibil-
scheduled for completion during the summer of 2001 will
ity with roommates are also popular interactive presenta-
provide additional meeting rooms and banquet facilities for
tions. SDAS works closely with other student life depart-
the Student Center as well as space to accommodate the
ments to address other issues.
Admissions, Financial Aid and Registrar’s Offices, Career
Academic Services: The staff often conducts workshops
Services, International Student Services, and Student
in areas of interest to college students, such as time
Development and Academic Services.
management, learning skills, test taking, preparing for finals
Services
and college adjustment. Advising on individual learning
skills is also available.
Academic Advising
Freshmen are advised under the Freshman Mentor
Tutoring and Academic Excellence Workshops: Free
Program, designed
walk-in tutoring is available to all CSM students for most
x to ease the transition from high school or work to
freshmen and sophomore courses. Tutoring in some upper
college,
division courses is available. Weekly academic excellence
x to provide quality academic advising,
workshops in introductory calculus, chemistry, and physics
x to provide a resource/contact person for critical periods
are provided as well.
during the freshman year, and
International Student Affairs
x to give students an opportunity to get to know a
International student advising and international student
campus professional.
services are the responsibility of International Student and
Each mentor, who is a member of the faculty or
Scholar Services, located in the Student Center. The
professional staff, advises approximately 10 students.
International Student and Scholar Services Office coordi-
Undecided transfer students are advised by the Admissions
nates the Host Family Program. Orientation programs for
Office during their first year. Upperclass students and
new international students are held at the beginning of each
transfer students who have declared a major are advised by
semester. Visas and work permits are processed through the
an advisor in their option department.
International Student Advisor at the International Student
Questions concerning work in a particular course should
and Scholar Services Office.
be discussed with the course instructor. General academic
Office of International Programs/Study Abroad
program scheduling and planning questions can be an-
The Office of International Programs (OIP) located in
swered by the student’s advisor or mentor. The advisor’s or
Stratton Hall, room 109, develops international opportuni-
mentor’s signature is required on the early registration form
ties for students and faculty at CSM, including study abroad
filed by every student. A student meets with the mentor or
programs. For information about the international activities
advisor before registration. An advising hold is placed on
of OIP, see p. 111.
the student before registration until the student’s advisor
English as a Second Language Program
clears the advising hold.
The INTERLINK program at Colorado School of Mines
Office for Student Development and Academic
combines intensive English language instruction with
Services
training in skills necessary for successful academic and
The Student Development and Academic Services
social life at an American engineering university. Designed
Office (SDAS), located in the Student Center, serves as the
to address the special linguistic needs of students in the
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fields of science and technology, its curriculum focuses on
Motor Vehicles Parking
reading, writing, grammar, listening, conversation, pronun-
All students are permitted to bring motor vehicles on
ciation, and study skills. Instruction is offered in 9-week
campus but they must be registered with CSM Public Safety.
sessions at five levels of proficiency. At the successful
Regulations for parking may be obtained from CSM Public
completion of the fifth level, a qualified student can
Safety. Some parking space is restricted, and this must be
understand, take notes on academic lectures, make oral
observed.
presentations, read scholarly books and journals, conduct
library research, and write essays and research papers.
Career Center (Placement and Cooperative
Education)
Admission to the program is open to adults who have
The Career Center assists and advises students in their
completed secondary school in good standing (grade point
search for engineering-related employment. Each year
average of C+ or above) and are able to meet their educa-
industry and government representatives visit the campus to
tional and living expenses. For further information contact
interview students and explain employment opportunities.
INTERLINK Language Center at Colorado School of
Fall is the major recruiting season for both summer and full-
Mines, Golden, CO 80401; call (303) 273-3516 or FAX
time positions, but interviews take place in the spring as
(303) 273-3529.
well. Students must be registered with the Career Center in
Identification Cards
order to interview, which is accomplished by submitting
All new students should have an identification card
resumes and signing a card giving the Center permission to
made as early as possible their first semester. Identification
disseminate student materials.
cards are made in the Student Activities Office in the
A Career Manual is available to students to help in
Student Center. In subsequent semesters, validation stickers
resume writing, interviewing and off-campus job search.
may also be obtained from the Student Activities Office.
Staff members offer individual critiques of resumes and
Lost, stolen or damaged identification cards will be replaced
letters, and personal job search advice. A small library of
for a small fee. The identification card is required to check
directories and other job search materials is available for
material out of the CSM Library and various other CSM
check-out. Many workshops are offered throughout the year
activities may require its presentation. All students are
on job search topics, and video-taped practice interviewing
required to carry their ID at all times while on campus.
is available.
Student Health Center
The Career Center sponsors a Career Day each fall and
The Student Health Center, located at 17th and Elm,
spring to allow students to explore career options with
provides primary health care to CSM students and their
exhibiting employers. A Shadowing Program is available for
spouses. Students pay a $45 fee each semester which entitles
students who wish to visit a local professional in order to
them to unlimited visits with a physician or nurse as well as
clarify career goals. For students undecided about which
prescription and over the counter medications. The health
engineer or science career to pursue, career counseling is
center also provides wellness education, immunizations,
provided.
allergy shots, flu shots, nutrition counseling and information
The Cooperative Education Program is available to
regarding a wide range of health concerns. Staff members
students who have completed three semesters at CSM (two
are also available to provide health-promotion events for
for transfer students). It is an academic program which
students groups and residence hall program. The Students
offers 3 hours of credit in the major for engineering work
Health Center is open Monday through Friday 8-12 and 1-
experience, awarded on the basis of a term paper written
4:45 P.M. It is staffed by RN’s throughout the day. Physi-
following the CO-OP term. The type of credit awarded
cians coverage is provided by family practice physicians
depends on the decision of the department, but in most cases
who are on site for two hours daily and on-call at all times.
is additive credit. CO-OP terms usually extend from May to
Dental services are also provided at the Student Health
December, or from January to August, and usually take a
Center. These services are provided by a dentist who has
student off-campus full time. Part-time CO-OP is also
scheduled hours two days per week four hours per day.
possible if a student is working 20 hours per week for
Basic services such as x-rays, cleanings, fillings and
several semesters. Students must register for CO-OP while
extractions are available.
on the job (a no credit, no fee class), and must write learning
To be eligible for care, students must be enrolled in four
objectives and sign informal contracts with their company’s
or more hours; have paid the Health Center fee if they are
representative to ensure the educational component of the
part time and have a completed Health History Form on file
work experience.
at the Health Center. Supervised by Vice President and Dean
Full-time, part-time, summer and CO-OP jobs are
of Student Life. Phone: (303) 273-3381; FAX: (303) 279-
publicized in the Career Center as well as on bulletin boards
3155.
around the campus. Students are often contacted by the
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Career Center regarding specific opportunities, and resumes
retention of women at CSM, and to promote equity and
are sent by the Center directly to employers. CSM graduates
diversity in higher education. The office sponsors programs
are eligible for the services of the Career Center for 18
for women students and faculty and produces the Chevron
months after graduation. Information on starting salaries,
Lecture Series. For further information, contact: Debra K.
summer salaries, job search success rates, and other topics is
Lasich, Executive Director of Women in Science, Engineer-
collected and available through the Center.
ing and Mathematics, Colorado School of Mines, 1500
Standards, Codes of Conduct
Illinois, Golden, CO 80401-1869, or call (303) 273-3097.
Every fall, each student is supplied with a Student
Minority Engineering Program
Handbook that lists all School regulations governing
The Minority Engineering Program is located at 1215
conduct, including discrimination, alcoholic beverages,
16th Street. The MEP meets the needs of minority students
drugs, academic dishonesty, and distribution of literature, as
by providing various student services, summer programs,
well as the process for filing a complaint. Anyone having
recruitment, academic/retention programs (academic
additional questions concerning these regulations should
advising, academic excellence workshops, counseling,
contact the Dean of Students.
tutoring and peer study groups), professional/career
Student Publications
development (leadership workshops, career development,
Three student publications are published at CSM by the
time management, study skills and national conferences),
Associated Students of CSM. Opportunities abound for
community outreach and cultural and social activities.
students wishing to participate on the staffs.
Working through student professional societies—
The Oredigger is the student newspaper, published
American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES),
weekly during the school year. It contains news, features,
Asian Student Association (ASA), National Society of
sports, letters and editorials of interest to students, faculty,
Black Engineers (NSBE), and Society of Hispanic Profes-
and the Golden community.
sional Engineers (SHPE)— the Office of Minority Engi-
The Prospector is the student yearbook. Published
neering Program is a center for minority student activities,
annually in late spring, its staff strives to capture the essence
and a place for students to become a community of scholars
of a school year in pictures and print.
with common goals and objectives in a comfortable learning
environment.
The literary magazine, High Grade, is published each
semester. Contributions of poetry, short stories, drawings,
The American Indian Science and Engineering Society
and photographs are encouraged from students, faculty and
(AISES) chapter was established at the Colorado School
staff. A Board of Student Publications acts in an advisory
of Mines in 1992. It is a peer support group for Native
capacity to the publications staffs and makes recommenda-
American students pursuing science and engineering
tions on matters of policy. The Public Affairs Department
careers. Its main goal is to help the students get through
staff members serve as daily advisors to the staffs of the
college so they can then use those new skills to create a
Oredigger and Prospector. The Liberal Arts and Interna-
better life for themselves and other Native Americans.
tional Studies Department provides similiar service to the
Asian Students Association (ASA) - This is a branch of the
High Grade.
Minority Engineering Program which acknowledges the
Asian heritage by involvement in various school
Veterans Counseling
activities, social activities, and activities with the other
The Registrar’s Office provides veterans counseling
Minority Engineering chapters. ASA allows students with
services for students attending the School and using
an Asian heritage or students interested in Asian heritage
educational benefits from the Veterans Administration.
to assemble and voice shared interests and associate in
Tutoring
organized group activities which include attending
Individual tutoring in most courses is available through
Nuggets games, bowling, ice skating and numerous other
the Office for Student Development and Academic Services.
activities.
This office also sponsors group tutoring sessions which are
National Society of Black Engineers - NSBE is a non-
open to all interested CSM students. For more information
profit organization managed by students. It was founded
about services and eligibiliy requirements, contact the
to promote the recruitment, retention and successful
Student Development and Academic Services office.
graduation of Black and other under-represented groups
Office of Women in Science, Engineering and
in the field of engineering. NSBE operates through a
Mathematics (WISEM)
university-based structure coordinated through regional
The WISEM office is located in 300 Guggenheim Hall.
zones, and administered by the National Executive Board.
The mission of WISEM is to enhance opportunities for
The local chapters, which are the center of NSBE activity,
women in science and engineering careers, to increase
create and conduct projects in the areas of pre-college
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student interaction, university academic support mecha-
graduate education and offer academic support for
nisms and career guidance programs. “We instill pride
graduate students.
and add value to our members which causes them to want
The Mines Activity Council serves ASCSM as the campus
to give back to NSBE in order to produce a continuum of
special events board. The majority of all student campus
success.”
events are planned by the MAC committees. These
Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) -
committees are: Friday Afternoon Club (FAC), which
SHPE is a non-profit organization that exists for the
provides comedians and other performing artists to the
advancement of Hispanic engineering (sciences) students
campus on most Fridays throughout the academic year;
to become professional engineers and scientists, to
Special Events which coordinates events such as the
increase the number of Hispanics entering into the field of
annual Back to School Bashes, Discount Sport Nights at
engineering, and to develop and implement programs
Rockies or Avalanche Games, and one time specialty
benefiting Hispanics seeking to become engineers and
entertainment; and E-Days and Homecoming.
scientists. Anyone interested in joining may do so. SHPE
Special Events
is a national organization with student and professional
Engineers’ Days festivities are held each spring. The
chapters in nearly 100 cities across the country. The
three-day affair is organized entirely by students. Contests
organization is divided into five regions representing 76
are held in drilling, hand-spiking, mucking, oil-field
student chapters. The SHPE organization is governed by a
olympics, and softball, just to name a few. Additional events
National Board of Directors which includes representa-
include a huge fireworks display, the awarding of scholar-
tives from all regions including two student representa-
ships to outstanding Colorado high school seniors and an
tives.
Engineers’ Day concert.
Activities
Homecoming weekend is one of the high points of the
The Office of Student Activities coordinates the various
entire year’s activities. Events include a football rally and
activities and student organizations on the Mines campus.
game, campus decorations, election of Homecoming queen
Student government, professional societies, living groups,
and beast, parade, burro race, and other contests.
honor societies, interest groups and special events add a
International Day is planned and conducted by the
balance to the academic side of the CSM community.
International Council. It includes exhibits and programs
Participants take part in management training, responsibility,
designed to further the cause of understanding among the
and leadership development. To obtain an up to date listing
countries of the world. The international dinner and
of the recognized campus organizations or more information
entertainment have come to be one of the campus social
about any of these organizations, contact the Student
events of the year.
Activities office.
The Military Ball, a dinner and dance sponsored by the
Student Government
ROTC Battalion, is held each spring and is one of the most
Associated Students of CSM (ASCSM), is sanctioned by
colorful affairs of the year.
the Board of Trustees of the School. The purpose of
ASCSM is, in part, to advance the interest and promote
Winter Carnival, sponsored by Blue Key, is an all-
the welfare of CSM and all of the students and to foster
school ski day held each year at one of the nearby ski
and maintain harmony among those connected with or
slopes.
interested in the School, including students, alumni,
Living Groups
faculty, trustees and friends.
Residence Hall Association (RHA) is a student-run
Through funds collected as student fees, ASCSM strives
organization developed to coordinate and plan activities for
to ensure a full social and academic life for all students
students living in the Residence Halls. Its membership is
with its organizations, publications, and special events.
represented by students from each hall floor. Officers are
As the representative governing body of the students
elected each fall for that academic year.
ASCSM provides leadership and a strong voice for the
Social Fraternities, Sororities
student body, enforces policies enacted by the student
There are seven national fraternities and three national
body, works to integrate the various campus organiza-
sororities active on the CSM campus. Fraternities and
tions, and promotes the ideals and traditions of the
Sororities offer the unique opportunity of leadership, service
School.
to one’s community, and fellowship. Greeks are proud of the
The Graduate Student Association was formed in 1991
number of campus leaders, athletes and scholars that come
and is recognized by CSM through the student govern-
from their ranks. Additionally, the Greek social life provides
ment as the representative voice of the graduate student
a complement to the scholastic programs at Mines. Colorado
body. GSA’s primary goal is to improve the quality of
School of Mines chapters are
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Alpha Phi
These organizations are:
Alpha Tau Omega
Chinese Student Association
Beta Theta Pi
International Student Organization
Kappa Sigma
Japanese Student Association
Phi Gamma Delta
Kuwaiti Student Association
Pi Beta Phi.
Middle Eastern Student Association
Sigma Alpha Epsilon
Muslim Student Association
Sigma Kappa.
Omani Student Association
Sigma Nu
Taiwanese Student Association
Sigma Phi Epsilon
Professional Societies
Honor Societies
Professional Societies are generally student chapters of
Honor societies recognize the outstanding achievements
the national professional societies. As a student chapter, the
of their members in the areas of scholarship, leadership, and
professional societies offer a chance for additional profes-
service. Each of the CSM honor societies recognize
sional development outside the classroom through guest
different achievements in our students. The Colorado
speakers, trips, and interactive discussions about the current
School of Mines honor societies, and their representative
activities in the profession. Additionally, many of the
areas, are as follows:
organizations offer internship, fellowship and scholarship
Alpha Phi Omega - Service
opportunities. The Colorado School of Mines chapters are
Alpha Sigma Mu - Metals
as follows:
Blue Key - Service, Scholarship, Activities
American Association of Drilling Engineers (AADE)
Kappa Mu Epsilon. - Mathematics
American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG)
Order of Omega
American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE)
Pi Epsilon Tau - Petroleum Engineering
American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical & Petroleum
Tau Beta Pi - Engineering
Engineers (AIME)
Interest Organizations
American Ceramic Society (A. Cer. Soc.)
Interest organizations meet the special and unique needs
American Chemical Society
of the CSM student body by providing co-curricular
American Indian Science & Engineering Society (AISES)
activities in specific areas. These organizations are:
American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
Amnesty International
American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
Anime Club
American Society of Metals (ASM International)
Association of Geoscience Students (AGS)
American Welding Society
Ballroom Dance Band
Asian Student Association (ASA)
Campus Crusade for Christ
Association of Engineering Geologists (AEG)
Capoeira Clubs
Association of General Contractors (AGC)
Choir
Institute of Electrical & Electronic Engineers (IEEE)
CSM Ambassadors
National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE)
Earthworks
Society of American Military Engineers (SAME)
Fellowship of Christian Athletes
Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)
Fellowship of Christian Cowboys
Society of Economics and Business
High Grade
Society of Economic Geologists (SEG)
Math Club
Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE)
Mines Little Theatre
Society of Mining Engineers (SME)
Non Traditional Students
Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE)
Oredigger
Society of Physics Students (SPS)
Prospector
Society of Student Geophysicists (SSG)
Students for Creative Anachronism
Society of Women Engineers (SWE)
The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society of AIME
International Student Organizations
The International Student Organizations provide the
Recreational Organizations
opportunity to experience a little piece of a different culture
The recreation organizations provide the opportunity, for
while here at Mines, in addition to assisting the students
students with similar interests to participate as a group in
from that culture adjust to the Mines campus.
these recreational activities. Most of the recreational
organizations compete on both the local and regional levels
at tournaments throughout the year. These clubs are:
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Bicycle Club
The Leo Borasio Memorial Award. A plaque and cash
Billiards Club
award presented each year to the outstanding junior in the
BMOC (Big Men On Campus)
McBride Honors Program. Mr. Borasio was a 1950
Bridge Club
graduate of the School of Mines.
Caving Club
Clark B. Carpenter Award. A cash award given to the
Cheerleading
graduating senior in mining or metallurgy who, in the
Ice Hockey Club
opinion of the seniors in mining and metallurgy and the
Kayak Club
professors in charge of the respective departments, is the
Kendo Club
most deserving of this award.
Lacrosse Club
Men’s Volleyball
Clark B. Carpenter Research Award. A cash award
Outdoor Club
presented in honor of Professor Clark B. Carpenter to a
Racquetball Club
student or students, undergraduate or graduate, selected
Rugby Club
by the Department of Metallurgical Engineering on the
Shooting Club
basis of scholastic ability and accomplishment. This
Ski Club/Team
award derives from an endowment by Leslie E. Wilson,
Tae Kwon Do Club
E.M., 1927.
Willie Wonka Boarders
Mary and Charles Cavanaugh Memorial Award. A cash
Women’s Soccer
award given in metallurgy based on scholarship,
Outdoor Recreation Program
professional activity, and participation in school activities.
The Outdoor Recreation Program is housed at 1224 17th
Colorado Engineering Council Award. A silver medal
Street, across from the Intramural Field. The Program
presented for excellence in scholarship, high integrity,
teaches classes in outdoor activities; rents mountain bikes,
and general engineering ability.
climbing gear, backpacking and other equipment; and
sponsors day and weekend activities such as camping,
Distinguished Military Graduate. Designated by the
snowshoeing, rock climbing, and mountaineering.
ROTC professor of military science for graduating seniors
who possess outstanding qualities of leadership and high
Student Honors
moral character, and who have exhibited a definite
Awards are presented each year to members of the
aptitude for and interest in military service.
graduating class and others in recognition of students who
Dwight D. “Ike” Eisenhower Award. Provided for by Mr.
have maintained a superior scholastic record, who have
and Mrs. R. B. Ike Downing, $150 and a medal with
distinguished themselves in school activities, and who have
plaque is awarded to the outstanding ROTC cadet
done exceptional work in a particular subject.
commissioned each year, based on demonstrated
Robert F. Aldredge Memorial Award. A cash award,
exemplary leadership within the Corps of Cadets and
presented in geophysics for the highest scholastic average
academic excellence in military science.
in geophysics courses.
Prof. Everett Award. A cash award presented to an
American Institute of Chemists Award. A one year
outstanding senior in mathematics through the generosity
membership, presented in chemistry and chemical
of Frank Ausanka, ’42.
engineering for demonstrated scholastic achievement,
Cecil H. Green Award. A gold medal given to the
leadership, ability, and character.
graduating senior in geophysical engineering, who in the
Robert A. Baxter Award. A cash award, given for
opinion of the Department of Geophysics, has the highest
meritorious work in chemistry.
attainment in the combination of scholastic achievement,
Charles N. Bell, 1906, Award. A Brunton transit is
personality, and integrity.
awarded for completing the course in mining to the
The Neal J. Harr Memorial Outstanding Student Award.
student demonstrating the most progress in school work
Provided by the Rocky Mountain Association of
during each year.
Geologists, the award and rock hammer suitably en-
The Brunton Award in Geology. A Brunton transit is
graved, presented in geology for scholastic excellence in
awarded in recognition of highest scholastic achievement
the study of geology with the aim of encouraging future
and interest in and enthusiasm for the science of geology.
endeavors in the earth sciences.
Hon. D. W. Brunton Award. A Brunton transit, provided
Harrison L. Hays, ’31, Award. A cash award presented in
for by Mr. Brunton, is awarded for meritorious work in
chemical and petroleum-refining for demonstrating by
mining.
scholarship, personality, and integrity of character, the
general potentialities of a successful industrial career.
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John C. Hollister Award. A cash award is presented to the
Outstanding Graduating Senior Awards. A suitably
most deserving student in Geophysics and is not based
engraved plaque is presented by each degree-granting
solely on academic performance.
department to its outstanding graduating senior.
Robert M. Hutchinson Award for Excellence in Geologi-
H. Fleet Parsons Award. A cash award presented for
cal Mapping. An engraved Brunton Compass given in
outstanding service to the School through leadership in
recognition of this phase of Geological Engineering.
student government.
Henry W. Kaanta Award. A cash award and plaque is
Maxwell C. Pellish, 1924, Academic Achievement Award.
presented to a graduating senior majoring in extractive
A suitably engraved plaque presented to the graduating
metallurgy or mineral processing for the outstanding
senior with the highest cumulative grade point average
paper written on a laboratory procedure or experimental
who has had a minimum of 6 semesters at CSM.
process.
The Thomas Philipose Outstanding Senior Award. A
Maryanna Bell Kafadar Humanities Award. The award is
plaque and cash award, presented to a senior in the
for the graduating senior who has excelled in the
McBride Honors Program in Public Affairs for Engineers
Humanities.
whose scholarship, character, and personality best
Alan Kissock, 1912, Award. A cash award is presented in
exemplify the ideals of the program as determined by the
metallurgy for best demonstrating the capability for
Committee of tutors.
creativity and the ability to express it in writing.
Physics Faculty Distinguished Graduate Award.
George C. Marshall Award. A certificate, an official
Presented from time to time by the faculty of the
biography of General Marshall and an expense paid trip
department to graduating engineering physics seniors
to the National Security Conference sponsored by the
with exceptionally high academic achievement in physics.
Marshall Foundation, is presented to the most outstanding
George R. Pickett Memorial Award. A cash award
ROTC cadet who demonstrates those leadership and
presented to a graduating senior on the basis of demon-
scholastic qualities which epitomized the career of
strated interests and accomplishments in the study of
General Marshall.
borehole geophysics.
Metallurgical Engineering Faculty Award. An engraved
President’s Senior Scholar Athlete Award. A plaque
desk set is presented from time to time by the faculty of
presented to the graduating senior who has the highest
the department to a graduating senior who, by participa-
academic average and who lettered in a sport in the senior
tion in and contribution to campus life, and by academic
year.
achievement, has demonstrated those characteristics of a
William D. Waltman, 1899, Award. Provided for by Mr.
well-rounded graduate to which CSM aspires.
Waltman, a cash award and suitably engraved plaque is
Evan Elliot Morse Memorial Award. A cash award is
presented to the graduating senior whose conduct and
presented annually to a student in physics who, in the
scholarship have been most nearly perfect and who has
opinion of the Physics Department faculty, has shown
most nearly approached the recognized characteristics of
exceptional competence in a research project.
an American gentleman or lady during the recipient’s
Old Timers’ Club Award. A suitable gift is presented to a
entire collegiate career.
graduating senior who, in the opinion of the Department
H.G. Washburn Award. A copy of De Re Metallica by
of Mining Engineering, has shown high academic
Agricola is awarded in mining engineering for good
standing in coal mining engineering and potential in the
scholastic record and active participation in athletics.
coal industry.
Charles Parker Wedgeforth Memorial Award. Presented
to the most deserving and popular graduating senior.
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Section 3 - Tuition, Fees,
Financial Assistance, Housing
Tuition and fees at CSM are kept at a minimum
Off-campus:
Arrangements and payment for
consistent with the cost of instruction and the amount of
transportation, food, lodging, and other expenses must be
state funds appropriated to the School. The following rates
made with the department concerned. (Geology Department
are in effect for 2001-2002. Increases can be expected in
camping fee is $135.)
subsequent years.
Miscellaneous
Tuition
New Student Orientation ................ $25.00
Chem Lab Fee ................................ $15.00
Academic and Field Courses
Engineering Field Session .............. $50.00
Sem Hrs
Resident
Non-res
Graduation (Bachelors) ................. $75.00
Less than 10
$164/sem hr.
$535/sem hr.
Student Health Insurance
(undergraduate)
(2001-02 rates to be determined)
10 or more
$2,470/sem
$8,035/sem
Fall or Spring/Summer
Summer Only
Less than 10
$246/sem hr.
$803/sem hr.
Student only
$375.00
135.00
(graduate)
Spouse only
1203.00
401.00
These tuition rates apply to all academic sessions and
Child(ren) only
813.00
271.00
for undergraduate and graduate courses except First Field
Spouse & Child(ren)
1989.00
662.00
Session AY 2002.
The Spring Semester automatically includes Summer
First Field Session 2002:
Session coverage through August.
Resident, fewer than 10 credit hrs. undergrad.
$205/hr.
Military Science
Non-resident, fewer than 10 credit hrs. undergrad. $669/hr
Lab Fee ............................................ $35.00
Fees
Descriptions of Fees and Other
Regular Semester (Fall/Spring)
Charges
During a regular semester, students taking less than 4
The following mandatory, non-waivable fees are charged
credit hours are not required to pay student fees, except for
by the Colorado School of Mines to all students enrolled for
the Technology Fee. Any such student wishing to take part
7.0 semester hours or more:
in student activities and receive student privileges may do so
by paying full semester fees. All students carrying 4 or more
Health Center Fee - Revenues support physician/Medical services
to students. .............................................................. $45.00/term
credit hours must pay full student fees as follows:
Associated Students Fee - Revenues support student organizations/
Health Center* ............................... $45.00
events/activities; e.g., newspaper, homecoming, E-days.
Associated Students .......................... 58.00
Expenditures must be approved by ASCSM. ........ $58.00/term
Athletics ............................................ 44.00
Athletics Fee - Revenues support intercollegiate athletics and
Student Services ............................. 120.00
entitle student entrance to all scheduled events and use of the
Student Assistance ............................ 13.50
facilities. ................................................................. $44.00/term
Technology Fee................................. 60.00
Student Assistance Fee: funds safety awareness programs, training
Total .............................................. $340.50
seminars for abuse issues, campus lighting, and parking facility
*A health insurance program is also available. Health
maintenance. .......................................................... $13.50/term
insurance is a mandatory fee unless the student can prove
Student Services Fee - Revenues support bond indebtedness and
coverage through another plan.
other student services; e.g., Placement/Co-Op, Student
Development Center, Student Activities, Student Life, and
Summer Session
services provided in the Student Center. .............. $120.00/term
Academic Courses
Technology Fee: funds technology infrastructure and equipment for
Health Center .................................. $22.50
maximum student use. The School matches the student fee
Athletics ............................................ 22.00
revenues dollar for dollar. ....................................... $60.00/term
Student Services ............................... 60.00
Technology Fee................................. 30.00
The following mandatory, waivable fee is charged by the
Total .............................................. $134.50
Colorado School of Mines to all degree seeking students,
Field Term Courses
regardless of full-time or part-time student status:
On-campus:
Health Center $17.00
Student Health Insurance - Revenues contribute to a self-insurance
Student Services $43.00
fund. At publication FY 01-02 rates had not been determined.
.......................................................... $375.00/term (00-01 rate)
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The following are established fees that are case
Grants and Scholarships (Recalled) When students become
dependent.
ineligible for grant, loan or scholarship money which they have
received, the recall of those funds are reflected. ................. N/A
Late Insurance Waiver Fee - Revenues provide funds for the
administration of the health insurance program. ........... $40.00
Return Check - The amount of a student’s check which has been
returned for insufficient funds. ........................................... N/A
Chemistry Lab Fee - Revenues provide a contingency against
breakage of laboratory equipment; e.g., test tubes, beakers, etc.
Returned Check Charge - Revenues offset bank fees for returned
............................................................................. $15.00/course
checks. ............................................................................. $20.00
Field Camp Fee - Revenues support the instructional activities/
Voicemail Fee: Assessed to students living in campus housing who
services provided during Field session. .....................................
request voice mail services. (Optional) ................... $45.00/year
...................................... $100.00 - $800.00 depending on Dept
In all instances, the costs to collect these fees are not
Military Science Lab Fee - Revenues support the instructional
reimbursed to the Student Receivables Office. The Colorado
activities of the Military Science Department. ... $35.00 ROTC
School of Mines does not automatically assess any optional
New Student Orientation Fee - Revenues support the new student
fees or charges.
orientation program provided to freshmen and transfer students
at the start of the Fall and Spring semesters. This fee is exempt
Housing
from refund policy. .......................................................... $25.00
NOTE: Room and board charges are established by the
Summer Orientation Fee - Revenues support the Explore CSM
Board of Trustees (BOT) and are subject to change.
programs provided to freshmen students and their parents
Payment of room and board charges fall under the same
during the summer. .......................................................... $40.00
guidelines as payment of tuition and fees. Rates below are in
Transcript Fee - Revenues support the cost of providing transcripts.
effect for the 2000-2001 Academic year. Included is a
.................................................................................. $2.00/copy
“flexible” meal plan which guarantees students a designated
Yearbook Fee - Revenues support the publication of the CSM
number of meals per week and gives them between $50.00 -
yearbook, The Prospector. .......................................... $30.00/yr.
$75.00 to spend as they wish on additional meals or in the
Add/Drop Charge - Revenues offset the cost of processing Add/
deli at the Student Center. For more information, please
Drop registration. ..................................................... $4.00 each
contact the Student Life Office at (303) 273-3350.
Late Registration Fee - Revenues offset the cost of processing late
registration. Assessed after 5 days. ...... $100.00 (grad students)
Rates for 2001-2002 (per year)
Late Payment Penalty - Revenues offset billing costs for late
Residence Halls (Students must choose a meal plan)
payments. 1.5% per month of outstanding balance
Bradford and Randall Halls
Housing Application Fee ....................................................... $50.00
Double Room ................................. $ 2,845
Damage Deposit, (Housing) - Revenues are used to repair or
Single Room .................................. $ 3,389
replace damaged items/rooms in CSM housing units. Mines Pk
Double Room as Single ................. $ 3,652
& P.Village ..................................................................... $400.00
Morgan and Thomas Halls
Bike Locker Rental - Revenues go to provide and maintain locker
Double Room ................................. $ 2,872
facilities for residence hall student bicycles. ......... $35.00/term
Single Room .................................. $ 3,422
Residence Hall Room Charge - Revenues support maintenance,
improvements and residence hall administration. .....................
Double Room as Single ................. $ 3,687
................................................ See Housing Rates on next page
WeaverTowers
Meal Plan Charges - Revenues provide meals and maintain
Double Room ................................. $ 3,272
cafeteria equipment for the students on meal plans. ..................
Single Room .................................. $ 3,822
...................................................... See Meal Plans on next page
Double Room as Single ................. $ 4,210
Residence Hall Association Fee - Revenues support social activities
“E” Room, Single .......................... $ 4,105
for the residence hall students. ................................ $35.00/year
Residence Hall Association Fee ...... $70 included above
Housing and Rental Fees - Rental fees for housing rentals go to
Meal Plans (per year)
maintain the rental properties, pay utility charges, and maintain
Marble Plan (19-meal + plan) ........ $ 2,656
and improve properties. .......... See Housing Rates on next page
......................................... plus $50 declining balance
Tuition Paid-Out - CSM has advanced tuition to another school.
Diamond (19-meal plan) ................ $ 2,608
Charges are reimbursement request for those advances. Only for
sponsored students ........................................... Paid by sponsor
Granite (15-meal plan) ................... $ 2,541
Books/Supplies Fee - Advances made to or on behalf of the
Quartz (160-meal plan) .................. $ 2,437
student. Charges are reimbursement only. Only for sponsored
......................................... plus $75 declining balance
students ............................................................ Paid by sponsor
Field Session (Six weeks)
Computer Usage Fees - Revenues assist in providing research
Thomas Hall
computing services. ................... $500.00/term Paid by sponsor
Double Room .................................... $ 315
Refunds or Advances - These charges are reimbursement requests
Single Room ..................................... $ 550
for funds advanced to or on behalf of the student. Funds
Meal Plans
received replace those advances. ......................................... N/A
Gold Card (declining balance) ...... $ 250.00 minimum
Payments - CSM must repay to the bank any student funds for
which a student becomes ineligible. Funds collected from the
student replace those payments. .......................................... N/A
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Summer Session (Eight weeks)
Payments and Refunds
Thomas Hall Double Room .............. $ 395
Payment Information
Single Room ..................................... $ 625
A student is expected to complete the registration
Meal Plans .................................................
process, including the payment of tuition and fees, room,
Gold Card (declining balance) ........ $ 330 minimum
and board, before attending class. Students should mail their
Mines Park (per month)*
payment to:
Family Housing
1 Bedroom ........................................ $ 556
Cashier
2 Bedroom ....................................... $ 635
Colorado School of Mines
Apartment Housing
Golden, CO 80401-1887
1 Bedroom ........................................ $ 556
Please note your social security number on payment.
2 Bedroom ........................................ $ 746
Financial Responsibility
3 Bedroom ........................................ $ 993
It is important for students to recognize their financial
Prospector Village (per month)**
responsibilities when registering for classes at the school. If
2 Bedroom Apartment ...................... $ 560
students do not fulfill their financial obligations by
Additional Rentals
published deadlines:
1220 17th Street ................................ $ 520
✔ Late payment penalties will accrue on any outstand-
*Tenant pays gas and electricity only
ing balance.
** CSM pays all public utilities, gas, electricity, water.
✔ Transcripts will not be issued.
Tenant pays $18.50 per phone line (optional). Tenant pays
✔ Past due accounts will be turned over to Colorado
$45.00 per voice mail (optional)
Central Collection Services in accordance with
Residence Hall Application
Colorado law.
Information and application for residence hall space are
✔ Collection costs will be added to a students account.
included in the packet offering admission to the student.
Students desiring accommodations are requested to forward
✔ The student’s delinquency may be reported to
their inquiries at the earliest possible date.
national credit bureaus.
Late Payment Penalties
The submission of a room application does not in itself
A penalty will be assessed against a student if payment is
constitute a residence hall reservation. A residence hall
not received in full by the official day of registration. The
contract will be mailed to the student to be signed by the
penalty is described in the schedule of courses for each
student and his or her parents and returned to the Residence
semester. If payment is not completed by the sixth week of
Life Office . Only upon receipt and written
class, the student may be officially withdrawn from classes.
acknowledgement of the residence hall contract by the
Students will be responsible for all collection costs.
Residence Life Office will the student be assured of a room
reservation.
Encumbrances
A student will not be permitted to register for future
Rooms and roommates are assigned in accordance with
classes, graduate, or secure an official transcript of his/her
student preference insofar as possible, with earlier applica-
academic record while indebted in any way to CSM.
tions receiving priority.
Students will be responsible for payment of all reasonable
Advance Deposits
costs of collection.
An advance deposit of $50 made payable to Colorado
Refunds
School of Mines must accompany each application received.
Refunds for tuition and fees are made according to the
This deposit will be refunded in full (or in part if there are
following policy:
charges against the room) when the student leaves the
residence hall.
The amount of tuition and fee assessments is based
primarily on each student’s enrolled courses. In the event a
If a student wishes to cancel a residence hall reservation,
student withdraws from a course or courses, assessments
$25 of the deposit will be refunded if notice of the cancella-
will be adjusted as follows:
tion is received in writing by the Residence Life Office on
or before May 15 of the current year.
✔ If the withdrawal is made prior to the end of the add/
Contracts are issued for the full academic year and no
drop period for the term of enrollment, as determined
cancellation will be accepted after May 15, except for those
by the Registrar, tuition and fees will be adjusted to
who decide not to attend CSM. Those contracts separately
the new course level without penalty.
issued only for entering students second semester may be
✔ If the withdrawal from a course or courses is made
cancelled no later than December 15. After that date no
after the add/drop period, and the student does not
cancellation will be accepted except for those who decide
officially withdraw from school, no adjustment in
not to attend CSM.
charges will be made.
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✔ If the withdrawal from courses is made after the add/
Colorado the true home; and (2) living within the state for
drop period, and the student withdraws from school,
12 consecutive months immediately prior to the first day of
tuition and fee assessments will be reduced according
classes for any given term.
to the following schedule:
These requirements must be met by one of the following:
✔ Within the 7 calendar days following the end of
(a) the father, mother, or guardian of the student if an
the add/drop period, 60 percent reduction in
unemancipated minor, or (b) the student if married or over
charges.
22, or (c) the emancipated minor.
✔ Within the next following 7 calendar days, a 40
The home of the unemancipated minor is assumed to be
percent reduction in charges.
that of the parents, or if there is a legal guardian of the
student, that of such guardian. If the parents are separated
✔ Within the next following 7 calendar days, a 20
or divorced and either separated or divorced parent meets
percent reduction in charges.
the Colorado residency requirements, the minor also will be
✔ After that period, no reduction of charges will be
considered a resident. Statutes provide for continued
made.
resident status, in certain cases, following parents’ moving
from Colorado. Please check Colorado Revised Statutes
To comply with federal regulations surrounding student
1973, 23-7-103(2)(m)(II) for exact provisions. In a case
financial aid programs, the Director of Financial Aid may
where a court has appointed a guardian or granted custody,
modify this schedule in individual circumstances.
it shall be required that the court certify that the primary
The schedule above applies to the Fall and Spring
purpose of such appointment was not to qualify the minor
semesters. The time periods for the Summer sessions - Field
for resident tuition status.
and Summer - will be adjusted in proportion to the reduced
number of days in these semesters.
Nonresident Students
To become a resident of Colorado for tuition classifica-
Room and board refunds are pro-rated to the date of
tion under state statutes, a student must be domiciled in
checkout from the Residence Hall. Arrangements must be
Colorado for one year or more immediately preceding the
made with the Housing Office. Student health insurance
first day of class for the semester for which such classifica-
charges are not refundable. The insurance remains in effect
tion is sought. A person must be emancipated before
for the entire semester.
domicile can be established separate from the domicile of
PLEASE NOTE: Students receiving federal financial aid
the parents. Emancipation for tuition purposes takes place
under the Title IV programs may have a different refund
automatically when a person turns 22 years of age or
determined as required by federal law or regulations.
marries.
Residency Qualifications
The establishment of domicile for tuition purposes has
A student is classified as a resident or nonresident for
two inseparable elements: (1) a permanent place of
tuition purposes at the time admission is granted. The
habitation in Colorado and (2) intent to remain in Colorado
classification is based upon information furnished by the
with no intent to be domiciled elsewhere. The twelve-month
student. The student who, due to subsequent events,
waiting period does not begin until both elements exist.
becomes eligible for resident tuition must make formal
Documentation of the following is part of the petitioning
application to the Registrar for a change of status.
process to document physical presence: copies of rental
arrangements, rent receipts, copy of warranty deed if
A student who willfully gives wrong information to
petitioner owns the personal residence property and
evade payment of nonresident tuition shall be subject to
verification of dates of employment. Documentation of the
serious disciplinary action. The final decision regarding
following is part of the petitioning process to document
tuition status rests with the Tuition Appeals Committee of
intent: Colorado drivers license, motor vehicle registration
Colorado School of Mines.
(as governed by Colorado Statute), voter registration,
Resident Students
payment of Colorado state income taxes, ownership of
A person whose legal residence is permanently estab-
residential real estate property in the state (particularly if the
lished in Colorado may continue to be classified as a
petitioner resides in the home), any other factor peculiar to
resident student so long as such residence is maintained
the individual which tends to establish the necessary intent
even though circumstances may require extended absences
to make Colorado one’s permanent place of habitation.
from the state.
Nonresident students wishing to obtain further informa-
Qualification for resident tuition requires both (1) proof
tion on the establishment of residency or to apply for
of adoption of the state as a fixed and permanent home,
resident status should contact the Registrar’s Office. The
demonstrating physical presence within the state at the time
“Petition for In-State Tuition Classification” is due in the
of such adoption, together with the intention of making
Registrar’s Office by the first day of classes of the term the
student is requesting resident status.
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Financial Aid and Scholarships
Alumni Association Grants are awarded to students
Undergraduate Student Financial Assistance
who are children of alumni who have been active in the
The role of the CSM Financial Assistance Program is to
CSM Alumni Association for the two years prior to the
enable students to enroll and complete their educations,
student’s enrollment. The one-year grants carry a value of
regardless of their financial circumstances. In fulfilling this
$1,000. The students may also receive a senior award, based
role, the Office of Financial Aid administered over $28
on their academic scholarship, and the availability of funds.
million in total assistance in 1999-2000, including over $8
President’s Scholarships are awarded to incoming
million in grants and scholarships.
freshmen, and typically continue for four years (or eight
semesters) if the student continues to meet the academic
Applying for Assistance
requirements for renewal.
The CSM Application for Admission serves as the
application for CSM merit-based scholarships for new
Engineers’ Day Scholarships are available to Colorado
students (the Athletic, Music and Military Science Depart-
residents. Based on high school records and other informa-
ments have their own application procedures for their
tion, a CSM Student Government committee selects students
scholarships). Continuing students may be recommended by
for these four-year awards.
their major department for scholarships designated for
Specially named scholarships are provided by friends
students from that department. To apply for need-based
of CSM who are interested in assisting qualified students to
CSM, federal and Colorado assistance, students should
prepare for careers in science and engineering related to the
complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid.
energy industries and high technology. The generosity of the
After the student’s and family’s financial circumstances
following donors is recognized:
are reviewed, a financial aid award is sent to the student.
Scholarship/Donor
New students are notified beginning in late March, and
Adolph Coors Jr. Memorial
Various
continuing students are sent an award letter in early June.
Adolph Coors Foundation Minority Program
Types of Financial Assistance
Adolph Coors Foundation
Need-based assistance will typically include grants,
Alcoa Foundation
Alcoa Foundation
part-time employment, and student loans. Grants are
Robert L. Allardyce Endowment
Robert L. Allardyce
provided by CSM, by the State of Colorado (Colorado State
American Indian Fund
Jack Grynberg
Grants and Student Incentive Grants), and by the federal
Amoco CEPR
Amoco Foundation
government (Pell Grants and Supplemental Educational
Amoco Foundation Fund
Amoco Foundation
Opportunity Grants).
The S.E. Anderson ’32 Fund
S.E. Anderson
Work Study funds also come from CSM, Colorado and
Frank & Peter Andrews Endowed
the federal government. Students work between 8 and 12
Estate of P.T. Andrews
hours a week, and typically earn between $500 to $1,000 to
George & Marjorie Ansell Endowed
Dr & Mrs Ansell
help pay for books, travel, and other personal expenses.
ARA Fund
ARA
Student Loans may be offered from two federal
ARCO Foundation
ARCO Foundation
programs: the Perkins Student Loan, or the Stafford Student
ARCO Minority Scholarship
ARCO
Loan.
Supplemental student loans may also be offered through
ARCS Foundation
ARCS Foundation
private bank loan programs.
Benjamin Arkin Memorial
Harry and Betty Arkin
Timothy Ashe & Blair Burwell Endowed
Various
The Alumni Association of CSM administers a loan
program designed to assist juniors and seniors who have
R.C. Baker Foundation
R.C. Baker Foundation
exhausted their other sources of funds. These are short term
Barlow & Haun Endowed
Barlow & Haun
loans which require repayment within three years after
Paul Bartunek Memorial Estate of Paul Bartunek/Various
graduation, and have been made available through the
C.W. Barry Endowed
Various
contributions of CSM alumni.
Boettcher Foundation
Boettcher Foundation
Merit-based assistance is offered to recognize students
David S. Bolin Endowed
Various
who have special talents or achievements. Academic awards
BP Exploration Inc.
BP Exploration
to new students are made on the basis of their high school
Quenton L. Brewer Memorial Endowed Quenton Brewer
records, SAT or ACT test scores, academic interests, and
David C. Brown Fund
David C. and Yukiko Brown
extracurricular activities. Continuing students receive
Dean Burger Memorial Fund
Ben L. Fryrear
scholarships based on their academic performance at CSM,
Bruce Carlson Mining Fund
Various
particularly in their major field of study, and on financial
Michael E. Carr Endowed
Michael Carr
need.
Lynll Champion Endowed
Charles Champion
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Celcius Scholarship
Celcius
Hui Oi Chow Endowed
Stephen Hui
Chevron Corp. USA
Chevron
David C. Johnston Memorial
Geo R. Brown
Faculty/CR
Various
Kaiser Aluminum Fund
Kaiser Aluminum
Norman J. Christie Canadian Endowed
Various
Wm. Keck Foundation
Wm. Keck Foundation
Ted Christiansen Fund
Ted Christiansen
John V. Kline Memorial
Estate of John Kline/Various
Cleveland Cliffs Foundation Cleveland Cliffs Foundation
James A. Kohm Memorial
F. A. Kohm
Melvin F. Coolbaugh Award
Class ’33 Alumni
Richard & Marie Kuehl Scholarship
Class of 39 Endowed Athletic
Class of ’39/Various
Richard & Marie Kuehl
Class of 1942 Memorial
Various
Francis J. & Mary Labriola Endowed Mr. & Mrs. Labriola
Class of 1952 Endowed
Class of ’52/Various
Parker Liddell Memorial
Estate of Parker Liddell
Collester Endowed Fund
Stewart M. Collester
Linn Scholarship
Linn Family
Malcom E. Collier Endowed
Malcom Collier, Jr.
Frank Lindeman Jr. Memorial
Various
Combined
Various
George & Susan Lindsay
Susan Lindsay Trust
Coulter Foundation Undergraduate
John P. Lockridge Fund
John P. Lockridge
V.V. Coulter Foundation
Paul Cyrus Mann Memorial
Various
Cyprus Minerals Company
Cyprus
Marathon Oil Company
Marathon Oil
Chester Davis Chemistry
Chester Davis
B.E. Mares Trust Undergrad Scholarship in Petroleum
Lawrence S. DeMarco Memorial
Various
Engineering
B.E. Mares
Denver Gem & Mineral Guild
Denver Gem & Mineral
Barbara Jean Martinez Memorial
Denver Geophysical Society Denver Geophysical Society
Martinez Family/Various
Kuno Doerr, Jr. Memorial
Q.M. Fitzgerald
Math Undergraduate
Various
Tenney Cook DeSollar
Estate of Edythe Desollar
Vernon L. Mattson Fund
Alience M. Mattson
Philip F. Dickson Memorial
Family of P F. Dickson
Maxwell L. McCormick Memorial
Maxwell McCormick
Brian & Elizabeth Downward Memorial
Various
Joseph McNeil Memorial
Harry L. McNeill
Edna Dumke Memorial
Various
Thomas Mead Endowed
William Mead
Faculty, Division of Engineering
Various
Donald & Barbara Miller
Donald & Barbara Miller
Exxon Coal & Mineral Co.
Exxon
Minerals Industry Education Foundation Endowed
FMC Gold Student Support
FMC Foundation
Minerals Inc. Education Foundation
Charles F. Fogarty Fund
Mrs. Charles F. Fogarty
Faculty Mining Fund
Various
Foundry Educational Foundation
Minorco (USA) Scholarship
Minorco
Foundry Educational Foundation
Mobil Oil Corp
Mobil Oil
Frank C. Frischknecht Geophysics Fund
Rex Monahan Scholarship in Geology
Rex Monahan
Dr. Jaqueline Frischknecht
John Moore Endowed Scholarship
Florence Moore
C.A Freuauff Foundation
Charles Freuauff
James D. & Lois H. Mulryan Endowed
Maxwell E. Gardner Memorial
Various
James & Lois Mulryan
Garg Endowed Fund
Arvind & Om Garg
Earl H. Murchison Memorial
Irene Murchison
Faculty/Geochemistry
Various
Newmont Mining Corporation
Newmont Mining
Faculty/Geology
Various
Norwest Endowed Undergrad Regional Minority English
Robert L. Gibson Endowed
Estate of R.L. Gibson
Scholarship
Norwest Bank
Gulf Oil Foundation
Gulf Oil Foundation
Duane T. Nutter Estate
Bequest
Margaret & Al Harding Fund
Mr & Mrs Harding
Oryx Energy Company
Oryx
Charles J. Hares Memorial
Various
John W. Page Foundation
J.W. Page Foundation
George Robert & Robert Michael Harris
Robert Harris
Ben Parker & James Boyd Student Development
Scott W. Hazen Endowed Financial Aid
Dr. & Mrs James Boyd
Scott & Dorothy Hazen
Russell Barnett Paul Memorial
Lee Paul
H.H. Harris Foundation
H.H. Harris Foundation
Darlene Regina Pauli Memorial
Various
Hill Foundation
Hill Foundation
Pennzoil Student Financial Aid
Pennzoil
Robert E. Hochscheid Memorial
Various
Franklin H. Persse Scholarship
Franklin H. Persse
Edward C. Horne
Mr. Horne
Phelps Dodge NASP
Phelps Dodge
Charles Horvath Endowed
C. Horvath Estate
John S. Phillips Memorial Fund/Geology
D.R. Phillips
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Phillips Petroleum Co.
Phillips Petroleum
three years, based on the recommendation of the Athletics
Robert G. Piper/Wisconsin Centrifugal Endowed Fund
Department.
Wisconsin Centrifugal
Army ROTC scholarships are available from CSM and the
Paula S. Pustmueller
Various
U.S. Army for outstanding young men and women who
Ben M. Rastall
Ben Rastall
are interested in a military career. The one, two, three, and
Runners of the Rockies
Runners of the Rockies
four-year scholarships can provide up to full tuition and
Rocky Mtn. Coal Mining Institute
fees, a book allowance, and a monthly stipend for
Rocky Mtn Coal Institute
personal expenses. The CSM Military Science Depart-
Rocky Mountain Chapter ASM
ASM
ment assists students in applying for these scholarships.
Robert Sayre Endowed
Robert Sayre
U.S. Navy Scholarships through the Civil Engineering
Schlechten Fund
Daniel Delaney
Program, Nuclear Power Officer Program, and Baccalau-
reate Degree Completion Program are also available to
Schlumberger Collegiate Award
CSM students. The local Navy Recruiting District Office
Schlumberger Foundation.
provides information about these scholarships.
Viola Seaver Memorial
V. Seaver Estate
U.S. Air Force ROTC Scholarships are available from
Shell Foundation Incentive Fund
Shell
CSM and the U.S. Air Force. The three and four year
Robert Shipley Memorial
Ulsinternl Inc
scholarships can provide up to full tuition, fees, a book
SME-AIME Coal Division Fund
SME-AIME
allowance, and a stipend. Further information is available
Sonnenfeld PHD
Amoco
through the Department of Aerospace Studies at the
Eugene M. Staritzky Fund
Anna S. Stern
University of Colorado Boulder (the official home base
Ted P. Stockmar Fund
Holme Roberts Owen
for the CSM detachment).
Stoddard Endowed Memorial
Edna L. Stoddard
In addition to scholarships through CSM, many students
Jeanne Storrer & R. Charles Earlougher Endowed
receive scholarships from their hometown civic, religious or
Charles Earlougher
other organizations. All students are urged to contact
Ruth and Vernon Taylor Foundation
R & V Taylor
organizations with which they or their parents are affiliated
J. & M. Thompson Endowed Undergraduate - Mining
to investigate such scholarships.
J. & M. Thompson
Financial Aid Policies
Robert E. Thurmond
Robert Thurmond
General
H. Trueblood Foundation Geology
CSM students requesting or receiving financial assis-
Harry Trueblood Foundation
tance sponsored by the U.S. Government, the State of
Union Pacific Corporation
Union Pacific Corporation
Colorado, or the Colorado School of Mines are required to
Union Pacific Foundation
Union Pacific
report to the CSM Financial Aid Office all financial
United States Fund
Jack Grynberg
assistance offered or received from all sources including
University Science & Art
University of Science & Art
CSM immediately upon receipt or notification of such
Unocal Corp. Academic
Union Oil
assistance. For the purpose of this paragraph, “financial
C. Richard Wagner Memorial Endowed
Evelyn Wagner
assistance” shall include, but not be limited to, grants,
scholarships, fellowships, or loans funded by public or
Bill and Grace Waldschmidt
Various
private sources, as well as all income not considered taxable
Michael Colin Watts Fund
Kiwanis /Monta Vista
income by the Internal Revenue Service. Upon receipt of
G.C. Weaver
G.C. Weaver
this information, CSM shall evaluate, and may adjust any
Frederick L. (Fritz) and Virginia Weigand Scholarship
financial assistance provided to the student from CSM,
Fund
Frederick Weigand
Colorado, or federal funds. No student shall receive
Loren Weimer Memorial
Bob & Ruth Weimer
financial assistance from CSM if such student’s total
Frank & Mary Weiszmann
F. & M. Weiszmann
assistance from all sources exceeds the total cost of the
Anna Lee White Endowed
Mrs Anna Lee White
student’s education at CSM. For the purpose of this
Charles H. Wickman Memorial
Charles Wickman
paragraph, the “total cost of education” shall be defined to
John H. & Harriette Wilson Student Aid-Endowed
include the cost of tuition, fees, books, room and board,
Mr & Mrs John Wilson
necessary travel, and reasonable personal expenses.
Jerome Yopps Memorial
Various
Funds for the Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental
Educational Opportunity Grant, Federal College Work-
Athletic scholarships for up to full tuition may be awarded
Study Program, Federal Perkins Loan, Federal Stafford
to promising student-athletes in seventeen men’s and
Loan, and Federal Parent Loan for Undergraduate Students
women’s sports. The scholarships are renewable for up to
are provided in whole or part by appropriations of the
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2001-2002
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United States Congress. Funds for the Colorado Student
Study Abroad
Incentive Grant are provided jointly by appropriations of the
Students who will be studying abroad through a program
United States Congress and the Colorado General Assembly.
sponsored by or pre-approved for credit by CSM may apply
The Colorado General Assembly also provides funds for the
for all forms of financial assistance as if they were registered
Colorado Grant, Colorado Scholarship, Colorado Athletic
for and attending classes at CSM. Financial assistance will
Scholarship, Colorado Diversity Grant, Colorado Part-Time
be based on the student’s actual expenses for the program of
Student Grant, and Colorado Work-Study programs. These
study abroad.
programs are all subject to renewed funding each year.
For additional information about Study Abroad opportu-
Satisfactory Academic Progress
nities, contact the Office of International Studies, Stratton
CSM students receiving scholarships must make
109; (303) 384-2121.
satisfactory academic progress as specified in the rules and
Refunds
regulations for each individual scholarship.
If students completely withdraw from all of their classes
Students receiving assistance from federal, Colorado or
during a semester, they may be eligible for a refund (a
need-based CSM funds must make satisfactory academic
reduction in tuition and fees, and room or board if they live
progress toward their degree. Satisfactory progress is
on campus, and a return of funds to the financial aid
defined as successfully completing a minimum of 12 credits
programs from which the student is receiving assistance).
each semester with a minimum 2.000 grade average.
There will be no refund given after the date on which
Students who register part-time must successfully complete
students have completed at least 60% of the semester. The
all of the credits for which they register with a minimum
refund will be calculated as required by Federal law or
2.000 grade average. If students are deficient in either the
regulation, or by the method described in the section on
credit hour or grade average measure, they will receive a
“Payments and Refunds,” using the method that will provide
one semester probationary period during which they must
the largest reduction in charges for the student. For the
return to satisfactory standing by completing at least 12
purposes of this policy, the official withdrawal date is the
credits with a minimum 2.000 grade average. If this is not
date as specified on the withdrawal form by the student. If
done, their eligibility will be terminated until such time as
the student withdraws unofficially by leaving campus
they return to satisfactory standing. In addition, if students
without completing the check-out procedure, the official
totally withdraw from CSM, or receive grades of F in all of
withdrawal date will be the last date on which the student’s
their courses, their future financial aid eligibility will be
class attendance can be verified.
terminated. Financial aid eligibility termination may be
appealed to the Director of Financial Aid on the basis of
extenuating or special circumstances having negatively
affected the student’s academic performance.
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Section 4 - Living Facilities
Residence Halls
Mines Park
Colorado School of Mines has five residence halls for
The Mines Park apartment complex is located west of the
men and women. The traditional style includes Bradford,
6th Avenue and 19th Street intersection on 55 acres owned
Randall, Morgan, and Thomas Halls with primarily double
by CSM. Recently completed construction offers 1 & 2
bedrooms and a bathroom on each floor. There are a limited
bedroom units in family housing and 1, 2, & 3 bedroom
number of single rooms available. Weaver Towers features
units in other areas.
seven or eight person suites with each suite containing both
Units are complete with refrigerators, stoves, dishwash-
single and double bedrooms, a living/study room and two
ers, cable television and campus phone hook-ups and T-1
bathrooms. Each Residence Hall complex houses mailboxes,
connections to the campus network system. There is a
lounge areas, TV room, and coin operated washers and
community center which contains the laundry facility and
dryers. Each occupant has a wardrobe or closet, storage
recreational/study space.
drawers, mirror, a study desk and chair, and a wall book-
Rates are as follows:
shelf. All rooms are equipped with data connections, cable
TV (basic) service, a phone (campus, with optional voice
Prospector Village
Mines Park
mail), and upgraded electrical systems. The student is
2 bedroom
$560/mo
1 bedroom
$556/mo
responsible for damage to the room or furnishings. Colorado
2 bedroom
$635/mo
School of Mines assumes no responsibility for loss or theft
Apartment Housing
of personal belongings. Living in the CSM Residence Halls
1 bedroom
$556/mo
is convenient, comfortable, and provides the best opportu-
2 bedroom
$746/mo
nity for students to take advantage of the student activities
3 bedroom
$993/mo
offered on campus.
For an application to any of the campus housing options,
Dining Facilities
please contact the Housing Office at (303) 273-3350 or visit
Colorado School of Mines operates a dining hall in the
the Ben Parker Student Center.
Ben H. Parker Student Center. Under the provisions for the
Fraternities, Sororities
operation of the residence halls, students who live in the
residence halls are required to board in the School dining
A student who is a member of one of the national Greek
hall. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served Monday
organizations on campus is eligible to live in Fraternity or
through Friday, lunch and dinner on Saturday and brunch
Sorority housing. Most of the organizations have their own
and dinner on Sunday. Students not living in a residence hall
houses, and provide room and board to members living in
may purchase any one of several meal plans which best
the house. All full time, undergraduate students are eligible
meets their individual needs. No meals are served during
to join these organizations. For information, contact the
breaks (Thanksgiving, Christmas and Spring Break).
Student Activities office or the individual organization.
Family Housing
Private Rooms, Apartments
Prospector Village is a complex of 69 apartments located
Many single students live in private homes in Golden.
on the west edge of the campus. These units are two-
Colorado School of Mines participates in no contractual
bedroom apartments. Each apartment is approximately 800
obligations between students and Golden citizens who rent
square feet in size and is heated from steam, as is the rest of
rooms to them. Rents in rooming houses generally range
campus. Apartments are equipped with stove, refrigerator,
from $325 to $395 a month. Housing is also available in the
and draperies.
community of Golden, where apartment rental ranges from
$550 to $1,000 a month.
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Section 5 - Undergraduate Information
Admission Requirements
Aptitude Test (SAT) of the College Entrance Examination
Colorado School of Mines admits students who have
Board or the American College Test (ACT) battery.
demonstrated they can do the classroom and laboratory
Applications for either the SAT or ACT may be obtained
work and profit from our programs. The decision to admit a
from the high school counselors, or by writing to
student is based on his or her ability to earn a degree at
Educational Testing Service, P.O. Box 592, Princeton, NJ
CSM. Criteria considered in evaluating students include (1)
08541 for the SAT; or to the American College Testing
pattern of course work in high school or college, (2) grades
Program, P.O. Box 168, Iowa City, IA 52243 for the
earned in those courses, (3) rank in class, (4) ACT or SAT
ACT.
scores, and (5) other available test scores. No single
Transfer Students
criterion for admission is used; however, the most important
An applicant to CSM is considered to be a transfer
factor is the academic record in high school or college.
student if he or she has enrolled in coursework at another
The admission requirements below are minimum
college after graduating from high school. The minimum
requirements which may change after a catalog has been
admissions requirements for all transfer students are as
printed. The Board of Trustees, CSM’s governing board,
follows:
reserves the right to deviate from published admission
1. Students transferring from another college or university
requirements. In such cases, changes in admission policy
must have completed the same high school course
would be widely publicized.
requirements as entering freshmen. A transcript of the
applicant’s high school record is required. ACT or SAT
Freshmen
scores are not required if the student has completed a
The minimum admission requirements for all high school
minimum of 30 credit hours of college credit.
graduates who have not attended a college or university are
as follows:
2. Applicants must present college transcripts from all
colleges attended. Applicants should have an overall 2.5
1. An applicant must be a graduate of an accredited high
(C+) grade point average or better. Students presenting a
school.
lower GPA will be given careful consideration and acted
2. An applicant should rank in the upper third of the
on individually.
graduating class. Consideration will be given to appli-
3. An applicant who cannot re-enroll at the institution from
cants below this level on evidence of strong motivation,
which he or she wishes to transfer because of scholastic
superior test scores, and recommendation from principal
record or other reason will be evaluated on a case-by-case
or counselor.
basis.
3. The following 13 units of secondary school work must be
4. Completed or in progress college courses which corre-
completed in grades 9-12:
spond to those at CSM to meet graduation requirements
Algebra .......................................................................... 2
are eligible for transfer credit if the grade earned is not
Geometry ....................................................................... 1
lower than a C or its equivalent.
Advanced Mathematics (including Trigonometry) ........ 1
English ........................................................................... 4
Former Students
History or Social Studies ............................................... 2
The minimum admission requirements for those students
Laboratory Science ........................................................ 3
who have previously attended CSM are as follows:
One unit, including laboratory, must be either chemistry
1. Any student who has attended another college or
or physics. Second and third units may be chemistry,
university since last enrolling at CSM must apply for
physics, zoology, botany, geology, etc. with laboratory.
admission as a transfer student.
Both physics and chemistry are recommended for two of
2. Any student who did not complete the semester immedi-
the three required units. General Science is not accept-
ately preceding the beginning of the period for which he
able as a science unit, however it is acceptable as an
or she wishes to enroll must be re-admitted to CSM by
academic elective unit.
the Admissions Office.
4. Three additional academic units (social studies, math-
3. A former student, returning after a period of suspension,
ematics, English, science, or foreign language) are
must apply for admission to the Admissions Office and
required. These units must be acceptable to the
must furnish an approval for such re-enrollment from the
applicant’s high school to meet graduation requirements.
Readmissions Committee of Colorado School of Mines.
For applicants submitting GED Equivalency Diplomas,
Appropriate forms for admission application may be
these units may be completed by the GED test.
secured from the Admissions Office.
5. Applicants from the United States and Canada are
required to submit the scores of either the Scholastic
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International Students
Applications for undergraduate study cannot be accepted
The minimum admission requirements for those students
later than 21 days prior to the date of registration for any
who are not citizens of the United States or Canada are as
academic semester or summer session. Admission for any
follows:
semester or term may close whenever CSM’s budgeted
1. Students from outside the United States and Canada must
number of students has been met.
meet the specified unit requirements in secondary
High School Graduates
education for entering freshmen, or for students entering
Colorado high school applicants should obtain applica-
after having completed some college education. Students
tions from their high school counselor or principal or write
from countries using the English system of examinations
the Admissions Office. Out-of-state applicants should write
must have earned First Class or First Division rank on
the Admissions Office, Colorado School of Mines, Twin
their most recent examination to be eligible for admis-
Towers, 1811 Elm St., Golden, CO 80401-9951, for
sion.
application forms.
2. The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is
A student may apply for admission any time after
required of all international students whose native
completing the 11th grade. The application will be evaluated
language is not English. Information and application
upon receipt of the completed application form, a high
forms for this test, which is given four times each year all
school transcript showing courses completed, courses
over the world, may be obtained from the College
remaining to be completed, ranking in class, other pertinent
Entrance Examination Board, P.O. Box 592, Princeton,
data, and SAT or ACT scores. In some cases, the grades or
NJ 08541, U.S.A.
marks received in courses taken during the first half of the
3. If a TOEFL exam score indicates that the applicant will
senior year may be required. Applicants who meet freshman
be handicapped academically, as a condition for admis-
admission requirements are admitted subject to completion
sion the applicant may be required to enroll in the
of all entrance requirements and high school graduation.
INTERLINK Language program at CSM until the
Transfer Students
required proficiency is achieved. The INTERLINK
Undergraduate students at another college or university
Language program offers intensive English language
who wish to transfer to CSM should request an application
instruction and skills development for academic success.
for admission from the Admissions Office.
See the detailed description of INTERLINK in Section 8
A transfer student should apply for admission at the
of this Bulletin.
beginning of the final quarter or semester of attendance at
Nondegree Students
his or her present college. The application will be evaluated
A nondegree student is one who has not applied to
upon receipt of the completed application form, high school
pursue a degree program at CSM but wishes to take courses
transcript, transcripts from each university or college
regularly offered on campus. Such students may take any
attended, and a list of courses in progress. Admissions will
course for which they have the prerequisites as listed in the
then notify the student of his or her admission status.
CSM Bulletin or have the permission of the instructor.
Admission is subject to satisfactory completion of current
Transcripts or evidence of the prerequisites are required. An
courses in progress and submission of a final transcript.
applicant for admission to the undergraduate school who
Advanced Placement
does not meet admission requirements may not fulfill
Course work completed under the Advanced Placement
deficiencies through this means. Exception to this rule can
Program in a high school may be accepted for college credit
be made only by the Director of Enrollment Management. A
provided that the Advanced Placement Program Test grade
maximum of 12 hours of nondegree credit from Colorado
is either 5 (highest honors) or 4 (honors). For a score of
School of Mines may be transferred to an undergraduate
three (creditable) on the test, credit may or may not be given
degree program.
subject to a study of the A.P. test and related materials,
Admission Procedures
placement test data, high school record, and other test scores
All Applicants
available. No credit will be given if the test grade is 2 (pass)
Documents received by CSM in connection with
or 1 (fail).
applications for admission or transfer of credit will not be
In special cases, advanced placement may be granted for
duplicated, returned to the applicant, or forwarded to any
course work not completed under the College Entrance
agency or any other institution.
Examination Board Program. Students wishing such credit
A $45.00 non-refundable application fee is required from
may demonstrate competence by writing the Advanced
all applicants. This includes applicants from Colorado,
Placement Examination in the subject. Information can be
applicants from out of state, and applicants who are not
secured from the College Entrance Examination Board, P.O.
citizens and who live outside of the United States.
Box 592, Princeton, NJ 08541.
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Credit for a CSM course may also be awarded after
Academic Regulations
academic department review for College Level Equivalency
Deficiencies
Program (CLEP) credit. Interested students should contact
The curricula at Colorado School of Mines have been
the appropriate department/division. The opportunity to
especially designed so that the course work flows naturally
challenge the content of a course is open to students. This
from course to course and year to year. Thus, it is important
option is at the discretion of the individual department, and
that deficiencies in lower numbered courses be scheduled in
credit for a particular course which is challenged is granted
preference to more advanced work.
upon recommendation of the head of the appropriate
department.
Prerequisites
It is the responsibility of each student to make certain
Declaration of Option
that the proper prerequisites for all courses have been met.
Since the curriculum during the first two semesters at
Registration in a course without the necessary prerequisite
CSM is the same for everyone, students are not required to
may result in dismissal from the class or a grade of F
choose a major before the end of the freshman year. By the
(Failed) in the course.
beginning of the junior year, all students must have declared
a major.
Transfer Credit
New Transfer Students.
Medical Record
A health history prepared by the student, a medical
Upon matriculation, a transfer student will receive the
examination performed by the student’s physician and an
prescribed academic credit for courses taken at another
updated immunization record completed by the student and
institution if these courses are listed in a current articulation
the physician, nurse or health authority comprise the
agreement and transfer guide between CSM and that
medical record. A medical record is required for full time
institution. When an articulation agreement does not exist
students entering CSM for the first time, or following an
with another institution, the transfer student may receive
absence of more than 12 calendar months.
credit for a course taken at another institution, subject to
review by the appropriate CSM department head or
The medical record will be sent to the student after
designate to ensure course equivalency.
acceptance for admission. The medical record must be
updated and completed and then returned to the Student
Remediation
Health Center before permission to enroll is granted. Proof
The Colorado Commission on Higher Education
of immunity consists of an official Certificate of Immuniza-
specifies a remedial programs policy in which any first-time
tion signed by a physician, nurse, or public health official
freshmen admitted to public institutions of higher education
which documents measles, mumps and rubella immunity.
in Colorado with ACT (or equivalent) scores of less than 18
The Certificate must specify the type of vaccine and the
in reading or English, or less than 19 in mathematics, are
dates (month, day, year) of administration or written
required to participate in remedial studies. At the Colorado
evidence of laboratory tests showing immunity to measles,
School of Mines, these remedial studies will be conducted
mumps and rubella.
through required tutoring in Nature and Human Values for
reading and writing, and Calculus for Scientists and
The completed medical record is confidential and will be
Engineers I for mathematics, and the consequent achieve-
kept in the Student Health Center. The record will not be
ment of a grade of C or better.
released unless the student signs a written release.
Continuing Students.
Veterans
Students who are currently enrolled at CSM may transfer
Colorado School of Mines is approved by the Colorado
credit in required courses only in extenuating circumstances,
State Approving Agency for Veteran Benefits under chapters
upon the advance approval of the Registrar, the department
30, 31, 32, 35, and 1606. Undergraduates must register for
head of the appropriate course, the department head of the
and maintain 12 hours, and graduate students must register
student’s option, and the Vice President for Academic
for and maintain 8 hours of graduate work in any semester
Affairs. Upon return, credit will be received subject to
to be certified as a full- time student for full-time benefits.
review by the appropriate department head. Forms for this
Any hours taken under the full-time category will decrease
purpose are available in the Registrar’s Office.
the benefits to 3/4 time, 1/2 time, or tuition payment only.
Returning Students.
All changes in hours, addresses, marital status, or
Students who have matriculated at CSM, withdrawn,
dependents are to be reported to the Veterans Counseling
applied for readmission and wish to transfer in credit taken
Office as soon as possible so that overpayment or underpay-
at an institution while they were absent from CSM, must
ment may be avoided. Veterans must see the Veteran’s
obtain approval, upon return, of the department head of the
Counselor each semester to be certified for any benefits for
appropriate course, the department head of the student’s
which they may be eligible. In order for veterans to continue
option, the Registrar, and the Vice President for Academic
to receive benefits, they must make satisfactory progress as
Affairs.
defined by Colorado School of Mines.
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In all cases, requests for transfer credit are initiated in the
given the opportunity to make up this work in a reasonable
Admissions Office and processed by the Registrar.
period of time or be excused from such work. It is the
Course Withdrawals, Additions and Drops
responsibility of the student to initiate arrangements for
Courses may be added or dropped without fee or penalty
such work. Proof of illness may be required before makeup
during the first 11 school days of a regular academic term
of missed work is permitted. Excessive absence may result
(first 4 school days of a 6-week field course or the first 6
in a failing grade in the course. Determination of excessive
school days of the 8-week summer term).
absence is a departmental prerogative.
Continuing students may withdraw from any course after
The Office of the Dean of Students, if properly informed,
the eleventh day of classes through the tenth week for any
will send a notice of excused absence of three days or more
reason with a grade of W. After the tenth week, no with-
to faculty members for (1) an absence because of illness or
drawals are permitted except in cases of withdrawal from
injury for which documentation will be required; (2) an
school or for extenuating circumstances upon approval by
absence because of a death in the immediate family, i.e., a
the Registrar. A grade of F will be given in courses which
spouse, child, parent, grandparent, or sibling. For excused
are withdrawn from after the deadline without approval.
absences students must be provided the opportunity to make
up all missed work.
Freshmen in their first and second semesters and transfer
students in their first semester are permitted to withdraw
Withdrawal from School
from courses with no grade penalty through the Friday prior
A student may officially withdraw from CSM by
to the last week of classes.
processing a Withdrawal from School form available in the
Financial Aid Office. Completion of the form through the
All add/drop and withdrawal procedures are initiated in
Student Development Office prior to the last day of
the Registrar’s Office. To withdraw from a course (with a
scheduled classes for that term will result in W’s being
“W”) a student must obtain the appropriate form from the
assigned to courses in progress. Failure to officially
Registrar’s office, have it initialed by the instructor and
withdraw will result in the grades of courses in progress
signed by the student’s advisor/mentor to indicate acknowl-
being recorded as F’s. Leaving school without having paid
edgment of the student’s action, and return it to the
tuition and fees will result in a hold being placed against the
Registrar’s Office by close of business on the last day that a
transcript. Either of these actions would make future
withdrawal is authorized. Acknowledgment (by initials) by
enrollment at CSM or another college more difficult.
the division/department is required in only 2 cases: 1. when
a course is added after the 11th day of the semester and 2.
Leave of Absence
when the Registrar has approved, for extenuating circum-
Students planning to be absent from Mines for one or
stances, a withdrawal after the last date specified (a”late
more academic semesters should request approval of a leave
withdrawal”). Approval of a late withdrawal can only be
of absence by completing the appropriate form available in
given by the Registrar.
the Registrar’s Office. Approval of the request will facilitate
re-enrollment upon return and permit, if desired, continu-
A $4.00 fee will be charged for any change in class
ance of insurance eligibility.
schedule after the first 11 days of class, except in cases
beyond the student’s control or withdrawal from school. All
Grades
add/drop and withdrawal procedures are initiated in the
When a student registers in a course, one of the
Registrar’s Office.
following grades will appear on his academic record, except
Independent Study
that if a student registered as NC fails to satisfy all condi-
For each semester credit hour awarded for independent
tions, no record of this registration in the course will be
study a student is expected to invest approximately 25 hours
made. The assignment of the grade symbol is based on the
of effort in the educational activity involved. To register for
level of performance, and represents the extent of the
independent study or for a “special topics” course, a student
student’s demonstrated mastery of the material listed in the
should get from the Registrar’s Office the form provided for
course outline and achievement of the stated course
that purpose, have it completed by the instructor involved
objectives.
and the appropriate department/division head, and return it
A
Excellent
to the Registrar’s Office.
B
Good
Absenteeism
C
Satisfactory
Class attendance is required of all undergraduates unless
D
Poor (lowest passing)
the student is representing the School in an authorized
F
Failed
activity, in which case the student will be allowed to make
S
Satisfactory, C or better, used at mid-term
up any work missed. Students who miss academic work
U
Unsatisfactory, below C, used at mid-term
(including but not limited to exams, homework, labs) while
WI
Involuntarily Withdrawn
participating in school sponsored activities must either be
W
Withdrew, No Penalty
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T
Transfer Credit
Credit). To have the grade NC appear on his/her transcript,
PRG In Progress
the student must enroll at registration time as a NC student
PRU In Progress Unsatisfactory
in the course and comply with all conditions stipulated by
INC Incomplete
the course instructor, except that if a student registered as
NC Not for Credit
NC fails to satisfy all conditions, no record of this registra-
Z
Grade not yet submitted
tion in the course will be made.
M
Thesis Completed
Grade Appeal Process
Incomplete Grade.
Student appeals on grades are to be heard by the Faculty
If a student, because of illness or other reasonable
Affairs Committee of the CSM Faculty Senate if they cannot
excuse, fails to complete a course, a grade of INC (Incom-
be resolved at a lower level. The appeal process leading to a
plete) is given. The grade INC indicates deficiency in
hearing by the Faculty Affairs Committee is as follows:
quantity of work and is temporary.
1. The student should attempt to work out the dispute with
A GRADE OF INC MUST BE REMOVED NOT
the faculty member responsible for the course.
LATER THAN THE FIRST FOUR WEEKS OF THE
2. The student must appeal within two weeks of issuance of
FIRST SEMESTER OF ATTENDANCE FOLLOWING
the grade; the Department Head/Division Director must
THAT IN WHICH IT WAS RECEIVED. Upon failure to
appoint a faculty mediator within one week of receiving
remove an INC within the time specified, it shall be changed
the appeal, and the faculty mediator must submit a finding
to an F (failed) by the Registrar.
within one week of being appointed.
Progress Grade.
3. The student must notify the Department Head/Division
The progress grade (PRG), carrying no point value, is
Director within one week of receiving the faculty
used primarily for multi-semester courses, such as thesis or
mediator’s finding; the Department Head/Division
certain special project courses which are spread over two
Director must appoint an ad hoc committee within one
terms. The progress grade will be awarded in MACS111,
week of receiving the notification, and the ad hoc
MACS112, and PHGN100 to students completing the
committee must submit a finding within two weeks of
course for the FIRST time who would otherwise have
being appointed.
received a grade of “D” (an enrollment with a grade of “W”
4. The student must submit the case statement to the VPAA
is not considered a completion). A student may appeal the
within one week of receiving the ad hoc committee’s
assignment of the “PRG” grade to the Dean of Students.
finding; the VPAA must obtain the written statements and
It is required that a student receiving a progress grade be
submit the case to the Faculty Affairs Committee within
re-registered in the same course in the next semester of
one week of receiving the case statement, and the Faculty
attendance. It is further required, in undergraduate courses,
Affairs Committee must render a decision within two
that a letter grade be given by the department at the end of
weeks of receiving the case.
that semester.
This schedule can be modified upon the mutual agree-
A student may not drop a course in which re-registered
ment of the student, the Department Head/Division Director,
for the purpose of completing a course in which a progress
and the Vice President for Academic Affairs.
grade was received the previous semester. If a progress
Quality Hours and Quality Points.
grade is received for a course taken in the spring semester,
For graduation a student must successfully complete a
the student may, with the permission of the department head
certain number of required semester hours and must
of the course, re-register in that course in the summer
maintain grades at a satisfactory level. The system for
session, in which case the letter grade must be given at the
expressing the quality of a student’s work is based on
end of the summer session.
quality points and quality hours. The grade A represents
Forgiveness of “F” Grade.
four quality points, B three, C two, D one, F none. The
When a student completing MACS111 or MACS112 or
number of quality points earned in any course is the number
PHGN100 for the FIRST time receives an “F” in the course
of semester hours assigned to that course multiplied by the
but subsequently receives a grade of “D” or higher in that
numerical value of the grade received. The quality hours
course, the “F” received for the first completion will be
earned are the number of semester hours in which grades of
changed to a “W”. (If an “F” is received the next time a
A, B, C, D, or F are awarded. To compute a grade-point
course is taken after getting a grade of “W”, it will be
average, the number of cumulative quality hours is divided
forgiven. However, for the purpose of this rule a prior
into the cumulative quality points earned. Grades of W, WI,
enrollment with a grade of “PRG” will be considered a
INC, PRG, PRU, or NC are not counted in quality hours.
completion and a subsequent “F” will not be forgiven.)
Transfer Credit.
NC Grade.
Transfer credit earned at another institution will have a T
A student may for special reasons, with the instructor’s
grade assigned but no grade points will be recorded on the
permission, register in a course on the basis of NC (Not for
student’s permanent record. Calculation of the grade-point
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average will be made from the courses completed at
3. may not run for, or accept appointment to, any campus
Colorado School of Mines by the transfer student.
office or committee chairmanship. A student who is placed
Semester Hours.
on probation while holding a position involving significant
The number of times a class meets during a week (for
responsibility and commitment may be required to resign
lecture, recitation, or laboratory) determines the number of
after consultation with the Dean of Students or the President
semester hours assigned to that course. Class sessions are
of Associated Students. A student will be removed from
normally 50 minutes long and represent one hour of credit
probation when the cumulative grade-point average is
for each hour meeting. Two to four hours of laboratory work
brought up to the minimum, as specified in the table below.
per week are equivalent to 1-semester hour of credit. For the
When a part-time degree undergraduate has attempted a
average student, each hour of lecture and recitation requires
total of 12 quality hours of credit with a cumulative grade-
at least two hours of preparation. No full-time undergradu-
point average of less than 2.0, the student will be placed on
ate student may enroll for less than 10 nor more than 19
academic probation by the Dean of Students. Should
credit hours in one semester. Physical education, advanced
students not earn a 2.0 grade-point average for the next
ROTC and Honors Program in Public Affairs courses are
semester of attendance, they will be subject to suspension.
excepted. However, upon written recommendation of the
Suspension.
faculty advisor, the better students may be given permission
A student on probation who fails to meet both the last
by the Dean of Students or Registrar to take additional
semester grade period requirements and the cumulative
hours.
grade-point average given in the table below will be placed
Grade-Point Averages
on suspension. A student who meets the last semester grade
Grade-Point Averages shall be specified, recorded,
period requirement but fails to achieve the required
reported, and used to three figures following the decimal
cumulative grade-point average will remain on probation.
point for any and all purposes to which said averages may
Total
Required
apply.
Quality
Cumulative
Last Semester
Hours
G.P. Average
G.P. Average
Honor Roll and Dean’s List
0-18.5
1.7
——
To be placed on the academic honor roll, a student must
19-36.5
1.8
2.0
complete at least 14 semester hours with a 3.0-3.499 grade
point for the semester, have no grade below C, and no
37-54.5
1.8
2.0
incomplete grade. Those students satisfying the above
55-72.5
1.9
2.1
criteria with a semester grade-point average of 3.5 or above
73-90.5
1.9
2.1
are placed on the Dean’s List.
91-110.5
2.0
2.2
Graduation Awards
111-130.5
2.0
2.2
Graduation awards are determined by the student’s
131-150.5
2.0
2.3
cumulative academic record at the end of the preceding
A freshman or transfer student who fails to make a
semester. Students achieving a final cumulative grade point
grade-point average of 1.5 during the first grade period will
average of 3.5 or higher, however, will have “with High
be placed on suspension.
Scholastic Honors” shown on their diplomas and on their
Suspension becomes effective immediately when it is
transcripts.
imposed. Readmission after suspension requires written
Good Standing
approval from the Readmissions Committee. While a one
A student is in good standing at CSM when he or she is
semester suspension period is normally the case, exceptions
enrolled in class(es) and is not on either academic or
may be granted, particularly in the case of first-semester
disciplinary probation. Provisional probation does not
freshmen and new transfer students.
affect a student’s being in good standing.
No student who is on suspension may enroll in any
regular academic semester without the written approval of
Academic Probation and Suspension
the Readmissions Committee. However, a student on
Probation
suspension may enroll in a summer session (field camp,
A student whose cumulative grade-point average falls
academic session, or both) with the permission of the Dean
below the minimum requirements specified (see table
of Students. Students on suspension who have been given
below) will be placed on probation for the following
permission to enroll in a summer session by the Dean may
semester. A student on probation is subject to the following
not enroll in any subsequent term at CSM without the
restrictions:
written permission of the Readmissions Committee.
1. may not register for more than 15 credit hours
Readmissions Committee meetings are held prior to the
2. may be required to withdraw from intercollegiate
beginning of each regular semester and at the end of the
athletics
spring term.
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A student who intends to appear in person before the
Access to Student Records
Readmissions Committee must register in the Dean of
Students at the Colorado School of Mines are protected
Students Office in person or by letter. Between regular
by the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974,
meetings of the Committee, in cases where extensive travel
as amended. This Act was designed to protect the privacy of
would be required to appear in person, a student may
education records, to establish the right of students to
petition in writing to the Committee, through the Dean of
inspect and review their education records, and to provide
Students.
guidelines for the correction of inaccurate or misleading
Appearing before the Readmissions Committee by letter
data through informal and formal hearings. Student also
rather than in person will be permitted only in cases of
have the right to file complaints with The Family Educa-
extreme hardship. Such cases will include travel from a
tional Rights and Privacy Act Office (FERPA) concerning
great distance, e.g. overseas, or travel from a distance which
alleged failures by the institution to comply with the Act.
requires leaving a permanent job. Appearing by letter will
Copies of local policy can be found in the Registrar’s
not be permitted for continuing students in January.
Office.
The Readmissions Committee meets immediately before
Directory Information. The school maintains lists of
classes start and the first day of classes. Students applying
information which may be considered directory information
for readmission must appear at those times except under
as defined by the regulations. This information includes
conditions beyond the control of the student. Such condi-
name, current and permanent addresses and phone numbers,
tions include a committee appointment load extending
date of birth, major field of study, dates of attendance,
beyond the first day of classes, delay in producing notice of
degrees awarded, last school attended, participation in
suspension or weather conditions closing highways and
officially recognized activities and sports, class, and
airports.
academic honors. Students who desire that this information
All applications for readmission after a minimum period
not be printed must so inform the Registrar before the end
away from school, and all appeals of suspension or
of the first two weeks of the fall semester the student is
dismissal, must include a written statement of the case to be
registered for. The following student records are maintained
made for readmission.
by Colorado School of Mines at the various offices listed
below:
A student who, after being suspended and readmitted
twice, again fails to meet the required academic standards
1. General Records: Undergraduate-Registrar; Graduate-
shall be automatically dismissed. The Readmissions
Graduate Dean
Committee will hear a single appeal of automatic dismissal.
2. Transcript of Grades: Registrar
The appeal will only be heard after demonstration of
3. Computer Grade Lists: Registrar
substantial and significant changes. A period of time
4. Encumbrance List: Controller and Registrar
sufficient to demonstrate such a charge usually elapses prior
5. Academic Probation/Suspension List: Undergraduate-
to the student attempting to schedule this hearing. The
Dean of Students; Graduate-Graduate Dean
decision of the Committee on that single appeal will be final
6. Advisor File: Academic Advisor
and no further appeal will be permitted.
7. Option/Advisor/Enrolled/ Minority/Foreign List:
Readmission by the Committee does not guarantee that
Registrar, Dean of Students, and Graduate Dean
there is space available to enroll. A student must process the
8. Externally Generated SAT/GRE Score Lists: Undergradu-
necessary papers with the Admissions Office prior to seeing
ate-Registrar; Graduate-Graduate Dean
the Committee.
9 Financial Aid File: Financial Aid (closed records)
Notification.
10. Medical History File: School Physician (closed records)
Notice of probation, suspension, or dismissal will be
Student Access to Records. The undergraduate student
mailed to each student who fails to meet catalog require-
wishing access to a record will make written request to the
ments.
Dean of Students. The graduate student will make a similar
Repeated Failure
request to the Dean of the Graduate School. This request
A student who twice fails a required course at Colorado
will include the student’s name, date of request and type of
School of Mines and is not subject to academic suspension
record to be reviewed. It will be the responsibility of the
will automatically be placed on “Special Hold” status with
student’s dean to arrange a mutually satisfactory time for
the Registrar, regardless of the student’s cumulative or
review. This time will be as soon as practical but is not to be
semester GPA. The student must meet with the Readmis-
later than 45 days from receipt of the request. The record
sions Committee and receive written permission before
will be reviewed in the presence of the dean or designated
being allowed to register. Transfer credit from another
representative. If the record involves a list including other
school will not be accepted for a twice-failed course.
students, steps will be taken to preclude the viewing of the
other student name and information.
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Challenge of the Record. If the student wishes to
all rules and regulations of Colorado School of Mines, but
challenge any part of the record, the appropriate dean will
they may not:
be so notified in writing. The dean may then (l) remove and
1. Live in student housing;
destroy the disputed document, or (2) inform the student
2. Receive financial help in the form of School-
that it is his decision that the document represents a
sponsored scholarships or grants;
necessary part of the record; and, if the student wishes to
appeal, (3) convene a meeting of the student and the
3. Participate in any School-recognized activity unless
document originator (if reasonably available) in the
fees are paid;
presence of the Vice President for Academic Affairs as
4. Take advantage of activities provided by student fees
mediator, whose decision will be final.
unless such fees are paid.
Course work completed by a part-time degree student
Destruction of Records. Records may be destroyed at
who subsequently changes to full-time status will be
any time by the responsible official if not otherwise
accepted as meeting degree requirements.
precluded by law except that no record may be destroyed
between the dates of access request and the viewing of the
Seniors in Graduate Courses
record. If during the viewing of the record any item is in
With the consent of the student’s department and the
dispute, it may not be destroyed.
Dean of Graduate Studies, a qualified senior may enroll in
Access to Records by Other Parties. Colorado School
500-level courses without being a registered graduate
of Mines will not permit access to student records by
student. At least a 2.5 GPA is required. The necessary forms
persons outside the School except as follows:
for attending these courses are available in the Registrar’s
Office. Seniors may not enroll in 600-level courses. Credits
1. In the case of open record information as specified in the
in 500-level courses earned by seniors may be applied
section under Directory Information.
toward an advanced degree at CSM only if:
2. To those people specifically designated by the student.
1. The student gains admission to the Graduate School.
Examples would include request for transcript to be sent
to graduate school or prospective employer.
2. The student’s graduate committee agrees that these
credits are a reasonable part of his graduate program.
3. Information required by a state or federal agency for the
purpose of establishing eligibility for financial aid.
3. The student provides proof that the courses in
question were not counted toward those required for the
4. Accreditation agencies during their on-camp review.
Bachelor’s Degree.
5. In compliance with a judicial order or lawfully issued
subpoena after the student has been notified of the
Course Substitution
intended compliance.
To substitute credit for one course in place of another
course required as part of the approved curricula in the
6. Any institutional information for statistical purposes
catalog, a student must receive the approval of the Registrar,
which is not identifiable with a particular student.
the heads of departments of the two courses, the head of the
7. In compliance with any applicable statue now in effect or
student’s option department, and the Vice President for
later enacted. Each individual record (general, transcript,
Academic Affairs. Forms for this purpose are available in
advisor, and medical) will include a log of those persons
the Registrar’s Office.
not employed by Colorado School of Mines who have
requested or obtained access to the student record and the
Change of Bulletin
legitimate interest that the person has in making the
It is assumed that each student will graduate under the
request.
requirements of the bulletin in effect at the time of first
enrollment. However, it is possible to change to any
General Information
subsequent bulletin in effect while the student is enrolled in
Academic Calendar
a regular semester.
The academic year is based on the early semester system.
The first semester begins in late August and closes in mid-
To change bulletins, a form obtained from the Registrar’s
December; the second semester begins in early January and
Office is presented for approval to the head of the student’s
closes in early May.
option department. Upon receipt of approval, the form must
be returned to the Registrar’s Office.
Part-Time Degree Students
A part-time degree student is defined as a matriculated
Students’ Use of English
degree student enrolled for less than 10 hours during the
All Mines students are expected to show professional
regular academic year or less than 5 hours in summer
facility in the use of the English language.
session.
English skills are emphasized, but not taught exclusively,
A part-time degree student may enroll in any course for
in most of the humanities and social sciences courses and
which he or she has the prerequisites or the permission of
EPICS. Students are required to write reports, make oral
the department. Part-time degree students will be subject to
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presentations, and generally demonstrate their facility in the
courses comprising the department course sequence in the
English language while enrolled in their courses.
candidate’s major.
The LAIS Writing Center is available to assist students
3. A minimum of 30 hours credit in 300 and 400 series
with their writing. For additional information, contact the
technical courses in residence, at least 15 of which are to
LAIS Division, Stratton 301; 273-3750.
be taken in the senior year.
4. A minimum of 19 hours in humanities and social sciences
Summer Session
courses.
The summer session is divided into two independent
units: a period not to exceed 6 weeks for required field and
5. The recommendation of their degree-granting department
laboratory courses and an 8-week on-campus summer
to the faculty.
school during which some regular school year courses are
6. The certification by the Registrar that all required
offered.
academic work is satisfactorily completed.
7. The recommendation of the faculty and approval of the
Dead Week
Board of Trustees.
All final examinations will take place during the
Seniors must submit an Application to Graduate two
examinations week specified in the Academic Calendar.
semesters prior to the anticipated date of graduation.
With the possible exception of laboratory examinations, no
Applications are available in the Registrar’s Office.
other examinations will be given during the week preceding
examinations week (Dead Week).
The Registrar’s Office provides the service of doing
preliminary degree audits. It is the ultimate responsibility of
Curriculum Changes
students to monitor the progress of their degrees. It is also
The Board of Trustees of the Colorado School of Mines
the student’s responsibility to contact the Registrar’s Office
reserves the right to change any course of study or any part
when there appears to be a discrepancy between the degree
of the curriculum in keeping with educational and scientific
audit and the student’s records.
developments. Nothing in this catalog or the registration of
All graduating students must officially check out of
any student shall be considered as a contract between
School. Checkout cards, available in the Dean’s Office,
Colorado School of Mines and the student.
must be completed and returned one week prior to the
expected date of completion of degree requirements.
Undergraduate Degree Requirements
No students, graduate or undergraduate, will receive
Bachelor of Science Degree
diplomas until they have complied with all the rules and
Upon completion of the requirements and upon being
regulations of Colorado School of Mines and settled all
recommended for graduation by the faculty, and approved
accounts with the School. Transcript of grades and other
by the Board of Trustees, the undergraduate receives one of
records will not be provided for any student or graduate who
the following degrees:
has an unsettled obligation of any kind to the School.
Bachelor of Science
Multiple Degrees. A student wishing to complete
(Chemical and Petroleum-Refining Engineering)
Bachelor of Science degrees in more than one degree
Bachelor of Science (Chemistry)
program must receive permission from the heads of the
Bachelor of Science (Economics)
appropriate departments to become a multiple degree
Bachelor of Science (Engineering)
candidate. The following requirements must be met by the
Bachelor of Science (Engineering Physics)
candidate in order to obtain multiple degrees:
Bachelor of Science (Geological Engineering)
1. All requirements of each degree program must be met.
Bachelor of Science (Geophysical Engineering)
2. Any course which is required in more than one degree
Bachelor of Science (Mathematical and Computer Sciences)
need be taken only once.
Bachelor of Science (Metallurgical & Materials Engineering)
3. A course required in one degree program may be used as
Bachelor of Science (Mining Engineering)
a technical elective in another, if it satisfies the restric-
Bachelor of Science (Petroleum Engineering)
tions of the elective.
Graduation Requirements
4. Different catalogs may be used, one for each degree
To qualify for a Bachelor of Science degree from
program.
Colorado School of Mines, all candidates must satisfy the
following requirements:
5. No course substitutions are permitted in order to
circumvent courses required in one of the degree
1. A minimum cumulative grade-point average of 2.000 for
programs, or reduce the number of courses taken.
all academic work completed in residence.
However, in the case of overlap of course content
2. A minimum cumulative grade-point average of 2.000 for
between required courses in the degree programs, a more
advanced course may be substituted for one of the
required courses upon approval of the head of each
department concerned, the Registrar and the Vice
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President for Academic Affairs. The course substitution
Economics. This option is recommended for sstudents
form can be obtained in the Registrar’s Office.
considering a major or minor in economics.
A student may not be a candidate for a graduate and an
In Physical Education, 2 semester hours.
undergraduate degree at the same time. To be a candidate
In Freshman Orientation and Success, 0.5 semester hours.
the student must first gain admission to one school and
Free electives, minimum 9 hours, are included within each
make satisfactory progress toward a degree offered by that
degree granting program. With the exception of the
school.
restrictions mentioned below, the choice of free elective
courses to satisfy degree requirements is unlimited. The
restrictions are
Undergraduate Programs
1. The choice must not be in conflict with any Gradua-
All programs are designed to fulfill the expectations of
tion Requirements (p. 32).
the Profile of the Colorado School of Mines Graduate in
2. Free electives to satisfy degree requirements may not
accordance with the mission and goals of the School, as
exceed three semester hours in concert band, chorus,
introduced on page 5. To enable this, the curriculum is made
studio art, Oredigger, Prospector, and physical education
up of a common core, eleven undergraduate degree granting
and athletics.
programs, and a variety of support and special programs.
The Freshman Year
Each degree granting program has an additional set of goals
Freshmen in all programs normally take the same
which focus on the technical and professional expectations
subjects, as listed below:
of that program. The common core and the degree granting
Fall Semester
programs are coupled through course sequences in math-
subject code** and course number
lec. lab. sem. hrs.
ematics and the basic sciences, in specialty topics in science
CHGN121 Principles of Chemistry I
3
3
4
and/or engineering, in humanities and the social sciences,
MACS111 Calculus for Scientists & Engn’rs I
4
4
and in design. Further linkage is achieved through a core
SYGN101* Earth and Environmental Systems 3 3
4
course sequence which addresses system interactions among
LIHU100* Nature and Human Values
4
4
phenomena in the natural world, the engineered world, and
CSM101 Freshman Success Seminar
0.5
0.5
the human world.
PAGN101 Physical Education I
0.5
0.5
Through the alignment of the curriculum to these
Total
17
institutional goals and to the additional degree-granting
Spring Semester
lec. lab. sem. hrs.
program goals, all engineering programs are positioned for
CHGN124 Principles of Chemistry II
3
3
accreditation by the Accreditation Board for Engineering
CHGN126 Quantitative Chemical Measurements 3
1
and Technology, and science programs are positioned for
MACS112 Calculus for Scientists & Engn’rs II 4
4
approval by their relevant societies, in particular the
EPIC151* Design I
2
3
3
American Chemical Society for the Chemistry program.
PHGN100 Physics I
3.5 3
4.5
The Core Curriculum
PAGN102 Physical Education II
2
0.5
Core requirements for graduation include the following:
Total
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In Mathematics and the Basic Sciences, 12 semester hours
* For scheduling purposes, registration in combinations
in Calculus for Scientists and Engineers and 3 semester
of SYGN101, LIHU100 and EPIC151 will vary between the
hours in Differential Equations (2 semester hours in
fall and spring semesters. In come cases the combinations
Differential Equations for Geological Engineering
may include taking EBGN211 in the freshman instead of the
majors); 8 semester hours in the Principles of Chemistry;
sophomore year, whereupon one of the * courses is shifted
and 9 semester hours in Physics.
to the sophomore year. Students admitted with acceptable
In Design, 6 semester hours in Design Engineering
advanced placement credits will be registered in accordance
Practices Introductory Course Sequence.
with their advanced placement status.
In Systems, 9 semester hours in Earth and Environmental
** Key to Subject Codes
Systems, Engineering Systems and Human Systems.
CHGC Geochemistry
In Humanities and the Social Sciences, 10 semester hours
LAIS Liberal Arts & International Studies
in Nature and Human Values, Principles of Economics,
CHGN Chemistry
Human Systems, and a restricted cluster of 9 semester
LICM Communication
hours in H&SS electives. Note that the Human Systems
ChEN Chemical Engineering and Petroleum Refining
course is inclusive in both the Humanities and Social
LIFL Foreign Languages
Sciences and the Systems core segments.
DCGN Core Science and Engineering Fundamentals
Note that the economics requirement can be satisfied by
LIHN Honors Program
taking the Microeconomics/Macroeconomics sequence
EBGN Economics and Business
(EBGN311 & EBGN312) instead of taking Principles of
LIHU Humanities
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EGES Engineering Systems (Engineering)
extensive library research and self-education in appropriate
LIMU Band; Choir
technical areas; they also require students to consider non-
EGGN Engineering
technical constraints (economic, ethical, political, societal)
LISS Social Sciences
in arriving at their solutions.
EPIC EPICS
Written and oral communications are studied and
MACS Mathematical & Computer Sciences
practiced as an integral part of the project work. Graphics
ESGN Environmental Science and Engineering
and computing skills are integrated with projects wherever
MNGN Mining Engineering
possible.
GEGN Geological Engineering
MSGN Military Science
Among the topics studied by students in EPICS are: use
GEGX Geochemical Exploration (Geology)
of the computer as a problem-solving tool, and the use of
MTGN Metallurgical & Materials Engr’ng
word-processing, graphics, spreadsheet and CAD packages;
GEOC Oceanography (Geology)
3-D visualization; audience analysis and the preparation of a
PAGN Physical Education and Athletics
variety of technical documents; oral communication in the
GEOL Geology
staff format; interpersonal skills in group work; project
PEGN Petroleum Engineering
management.
GOGN Geo-Engineering (Mining)
The EPICS program is required of all undergraduates.
PHGN Physics GPGN Geophysics
Division of Liberal Arts and International Studies
SYGN Core sequence in Systems
(LAIS) Writing Center
The Sophomore Year
The LAIS Writing Center located in room 263 of the
Requirements for the sophomore year are listed within
Green Center (phone: 303-273-3085) is a teaching facility
each degree granting program. Continuing requirements for
providing all CSM students with an opportunity to enhance
satisfying the core are met in the sophomore, junior and
their writing proficiency. The LAIS Writing Center faculty
senior years. It is advantageous, but not essential, that
are experienced technical writers and professional writing
students select one of the eleven undergraduate degree
instructors. The Center assists students with all their writing
programs early in the sophomore year.
needs, from course assignments, to scholarship applications,
Curriculum Changes
proposals, letters and resumes. This service is free to CSM
In accordance with the statement on Curriculum Changes
students and includes one-to-one tutoring and online
on page 31, the Colorado School of Mines is completing a
resources provided in a computerized, electronic classroom
phased period of curriculum revision. To confirm that they
which is used extensively by students in the required
are progressing according to the requirements of the new
freshman course, LIHU100 Nature and Human Values.
curriculum, students should consult their academic advisors
Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC)
on a regular basis and should carefully consult any Bulletin
To support the institutional goal in developing profes-
Addenda that may be published during this period.
sional communication skills, required writing and communi-
Special Programs
cation intensive courses are designated in both the core and
EPICS (Engineering Practices Introductory Course
in the degree-granting programs. The LAIS Writing Center
Sequence)
supports the WAC program.
EPICS is a two-semester sequence of courses for
In addition to disciplinary writing experience, students
freshman and sophomores, designed to prepare students for
also obtain writing experience outside their disciplines as
their upper-division courses and to develop some of the key
courses in the Division of Liberal Arts and International
skills of the professional engineer: the ability to solve
Studies are virtually all writing intensive. Writing intensive
complex, open-ended problems; the ability to self-educate;
courses are designated with (WI) in Section 6 of this
and the ability to communicate effectively.
Bulletin, Description of Courses.
An award-winning program, EPICS replaces the
The Guy T. McBride, Jr. Honors Program in Public
traditional core courses in introductory computing skills,
Affairs for Engineers
graphics, and technical communication. Whenever possible,
The McBride Honors Program, administered through the
instruction in these subjects is “hands-on” and experiential,
Division of Liberal Arts and International Studies, was
with the instructor serving primarily as mentor rather than
instituted in 1978 through a grant from the National
lecturer.
Endowment for the Humanities. Honors offers a 27-
Problem-solving skills are developed through “projects,”
semester-hour program of seminars and off-campus
open-ended problems which the students solve in teams.
activities that has the primary goal of providing a select
Starting with simple case studies, the projects grow in
number of students the opportunity to cross the boundaries
length and complexity to a final, full-semester project
of their technical expertise and to gain the sensitivity to
submitted by an external client. The projects require
prove, project, and test the moral and social implications of
their future professional judgements and activities, not only
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for the particular organizations with which they will be
ships and grants can be used to finance approved study
involved, but also for the nation and the world. To achieve
abroad programs. The Office of International Programs has
this goal, the program seeks to bring themes from the
developed a resource center for study abroad information in
humanities and the social sciences into the engineering
its office, 109 Stratton Hall, phone 303-384-2121. Students
curriculum that will encourage in students habits of thought
are invited to use the resource materials and meet with the
necessary for effective management and enlightened
Director of the Office of International Programs, Dr. R.
leadership.
Michael Haviland, to discuss overseas study opportunities.
This program, which leads to a certificate and a Minor in
Combined Undergraduate/
Public Affairs for Engineers, is described more fully under
the Division of Liberal Arts and International Studies.
Graduate Programs
Bioengineering and the Life Sciences
A. Overview
The Colorado School of Mines is introducing program-
Several degree programs offer CSM undergraduate
matic offerings in selected areas of Bioengineering and the
students the opportunity to begin work on a Graduate
Life Sciences with intended areas of special interest and
Certificate, Professional Degree, or Master’s Degree while
minor tracks in Biomedical Engineering, Pre-Medical and
completing the requirements for their Bachelor’s Degree.
Life Sciences, Biomaterials Engineering, Bio-Physics,
These are accelerated programs that can be valuable in fields
Environmental Biotechnology, and Bio-Mathematics,
of engineering and applied science where advanced
preceded by common course requirements in general
education in technology and/or management provides the
biology, cell biology and physiology, and an introduction to
opportunity to be on a fast track for advancement to
genetics. This program is under development, and interested
leadership positions. These programs also can be valuable
students should consult with the office of Professor Rahmat
for students who want to get a head start on graduate
Shoureshi, Brown Hall 330A, telephone 303 384-2032,
education. The combined programs at CSM offer several
rshoures@mines.edu, to confirm current offerings and the
advantages to students who choose to enroll in them:
status of the program.
1. Students can earn a graduate degree in a field that
Minor Program/Area of Special Interest
complements their undergraduate major or, in special
Established Minor Programs/Areas of Special Interest
cases, in the same field.
are offered by all of the undergraduate degree-granting
2. Students who plan to go directly into industry leave
departments as well as the Division of Environmental
CSM with additional specialized knowledge and skills
Science and Engineering, the Division of Liberal Arts and
which may allow them to enter their career path at a
International Studies, and the Military Science Department.
higher level and advance more rapidly. Alternatively,
A MINOR PROGRAM of study must consist of a minimum
students planning on attending graduate school can get
of 18 credit hours of a logical sequence of courses, only
a head start on their graduate education.
three hours of which may be taken in the student’s degree-
3. Students can plan their undergraduate electives to
granting department. An AREA OF SPECIAL INTEREST
satisfy prerequisites, thus ensuring adequate prepara-
must consist of a minimum of twelve credit hours of a
tion for their graduate program.
logical sequence of courses, only three hours of which may
4. Early assignment of graduate advisors permits students
be at the 100- or 200-level. No more than three credit hours
to plan optimum course selection and scheduling in
of the sequence may be specifically required by the degree
order to complete their graduate program quickly.
program in which the student is graduating. A Minor
5. Early acceptance into a Combined program leading to a
Program/Area of Special Interest declaration (which can be
Graduate Certificate or Non-Thesis Master’s Degree
found in the Registrar’s Office) should be submitted for
assures students of automatic acceptance into full
approval prior to the student’s completion of half of the
graduate status if they maintain good standing while in
hours proposed to constitute the program. Please see the
early-acceptance status.
Department for specific course requirements.
6. Students may receive both degrees at the same time,
Study Abroad
providing them access to both undergraduate and
Students wishing to pursue study abroad opportunities
graduate benefits (such as financial aid) while
should contact the Office of International Programs (109
completing their programs.
Stratton Hall), listed under the Services section of this
7. In many cases, students will be able to complete both
Bulletin, p.125. Colorado School of Mines encourages
Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in five years of total
students to include an international study/work experience
enrollment at CSM.
in their undergraduate education. CSM maintains student
Certain graduate programs may allow Combined
exchange programs with universities in Mexico, Western
Program students to fulfill part of the requirements of their
Europe, Australia, Japan, and China. In addition, study
graduate degree by including up to six hours of specified
abroad can be arranged on an individual basis at universities
course credits which also were used in fulfilling the
throughout the world. Financial aid and selected scholar-
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requirements of their undergraduate degree. Those courses
Upon achieving Senior standing, students may request
must meet all requirements for graduate credit, and their
admission to full graduate status. Admission will be
grades are included in calculating the graduate GPA. Check
automatic for students who have maintained good standing
the departmental section of the Bulletin to determine which
as defined below and who will be candidates for certificates
programs provide this opportunity.
or non-thesis degrees. Those students may submit their
At the time of publication of this Bulletin, Combined
requests to the Graduate Office by memo or email. Students
Programs were available leading to graduate certificates in
who have not maintained good standing or who will be
International Political Economy and leading to Master of
candidates for thesis degrees must submit a standard
Science or Master of Engineering degrees in Engineering
application package for the certificate or degree being
and Technology Management, Engineering Systems,
sought.
Materials Science, and Metallurgical and Materials
C. Requirements
Engineering. Additional programs may be added in the
In order to maintain good standing in the Combined
future, and students interested in Combined Graduate
Program:
Programs not listed here are encouraged to contact the
1. Students who have been granted Early Admission to
Graduate School or their department of choice for current
the Combined Program must register full time and
information.
maintain a minimum semester GPA of 3.0 during each
B. Admission Process
semester subsequent to admission, including the
Students may apply for Early Admission to the Com-
semester in which they were accepted.
bined Graduate Program any time after completing the first
2. Students who have been granted full graduate status
semester of their sophomore year at CSM. Applicants
must satisfy all requirements (course, research and
should submit the standard Graduate Application form
thesis credits, minimum GPA, etc.) of the graduate
indicating that they are applying for the Combined Graduate
program in which they are enrolled. Note that all
Program. GRE scores and letters of reference are not
courses, undergraduate and graduate, taken after full
required. Transcripts are required only if the applicants
admission count toward the minimum GPA required to
received part of their freshman/sophomore credits at another
be making satisfactory progress.
institution.
After students have been accepted into full graduate
Following Early Admission, students will be assigned
status, they will have dual status and will have all of the
graduate advisors in the programs in which they plan to
privileges and be subject to all expectations of both
receive their graduate certificates or degrees. Prior to
undergraduate and graduate programs. Students having dual
registration for the next semester, students and their
status may take both undergraduate and graduate courses,
graduate advisors will plan a strategy for completing both
may register for internship, research, or thesis credits as
the undergraduate and graduate programs as efficiently as
required for their graduate program and may have access to
possible. The students also will continue to have under-
financial aid available through both programs.
graduate advisors in the home department or division for
their Bachelor’s Degrees.
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CSM is exemplified by intensive integration of computer-
Chemical Engineering
aided molecular simulation and computer-aided process
JAMES F. ELY, Professor and Head of Department
modeling in the curriculum, and by our unique approach to
ROBERT M. BALDWIN, Professor
teaching of the unit operations laboratory sequence. The
ANNETTE L. BUNGE, Professor
unit operations lab course is offered only in the summer as a
ANTHONY M. DEAN, W.K. Coors Distinguished Professor
six-week intensive “field session”. Here, the fundamentals
RONALD L. MILLER, Professor
of heat, mass, and momentum transport and applied
E. DENDY SLOAN, Weaver Distinguished Professor
thermodynamics are reviewed in a practical, applications-
JOHN R. DORGAN, Associate Professor
oriented setting. The important subjects of teamwork,
J. THOMAS MCKINNON, Associate Professor
critical thinking, and oral and written technical communica-
J. DOUGLAS WAY, Associate Professor
tions skills are also stressed in this course.
DAVID W.M. MARR, Associate Professor
Facilities for the study of chemical engineering at the
CLARE McCABE, Assistant Professor
Colorado School of Mines are among the best in the nation.
COLIN A. WOLDEN, Assistant Professor
Our modern in-house computer network supports over 50
DAVID T. WU, Assistant Professor
workstations, and is anchored by an IBM SP-2 parallel
JAMES H. GARY, Professor Emeritus
supercomputer. Specialized undergraduate laboratory
JOHN O. GOLDEN, Professor Emeritus
facilities exist for the study of polymer properties, and for
ARTHUR J. KIDNAY, Professor Emeritus
reaction engineering and unit operations. In 1992, the
VICTOR F. YESAVAGE, Professor Emeritus
department moved into a new $11 million facility which
MICHAEL S. GRABOSKI, Research Professor
included both new classroom and office space, as well as
ROBERT D. KNECHT, Research Professor
high quality laboratories for undergraduate and graduate
SERGEI KISELEV, Research Associate Professor
research. Our honors undergraduate research program is
HANS-HEINRICH CARSTENSEN, Research Assistant Professor
open to highly qualified students, and provides our
Program Description
undergraduates with the opportunity to carry out indepen-
The field of chemical engineering is extremely broad,
dent research, or to join a graduate research team. This
and encompasses all technologies and industries where
program has been highly successful and Mines undergradu-
chemical processing is utilized in any form. Students with
ate chemical engineering students have won several national
baccalaureate (B.S.) chemical engineering degrees from
competitions and awards based on research conducted while
CSM can find employment in many and diverse fields,
pursuing their baccalaureate degree.
including: advanced materials synthesis and processing,
The program leading to the degree Bachelor of Science
product and process research and development, food and
in Chemical Engineering is accredited by the Engineering
pharmaceutical processing and synthesis, biochemical and
Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for
biomedical materials and products, microelectronics
Engineering and Technology, 111 Market Place, Suite 1050,
manufacture, petroleum and petrochemical processing, and
Baltimore, MD 21202-4012, telephone (410) 347-7700.
process and product design.
Program Goals (Bachelor of Science in
The practice of chemical engineering draws from the
Chemical Engineering)
fundamentals of chemistry, mathematics, and physics.
The goals of the Chemical Engineering program at CSM
Accordingly, undergraduate students must initially complete
are to:
a program of study that stresses these three basic fields of
science. Chemical engineering coursework blends these
x Instill in our students a high-quality basic education in
three disciplines into a series of engineering fundamentals
chemical engineering fundamentals;
relating to how materials are produced and processed both
x Develop the skills required to apply these fundamentals
in the laboratory and in large industrial-scale facilities.
to the synthesis, analysis, and evaluation of chemical
Courses such as fluid mechanics, heat and mass transport,
engineering processes and systems; and
thermodynamics and reaction kinetics, and chemical process
x Foster personal development to ensure a lifetime of
control are at the heart of the chemical engineering
professional success and an appreciation of the ethical
curriculum at CSM. In addition, it is becoming increasingly
and societal responsibilities of a chemical engineer.
important for chemical engineers to understand how
Curriculum
microscopic, molecular-level properties can influence the
The chemical engineering curriculum is structured
macroscopic behavior of materials and chemical systems.
according to the goals outlined above. Accordingly, the
This somewhat unique focus is first introduced at CSM
program of study is organized to include 3 semesters of
through the physical and organic chemistry sequences, and
science and general engineering fundamentals followed by 5
the theme is continued and developed within the chemical
semesters of chemical engineering fundamentals and
engineering curriculum via a senior-level capstone course in
applications. An optional ‘track’ system is introduced at the
molecular perspectives. Our undergraduate program at
junior year which allows students to structure free electives
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into one of several specialty applications areas. Courses in
Sophomore Year Spring Semester
lec.lab. sem. hrs.
the chemical engineering portion of the curriculum may be
MACS315 Differential Equations
3
3
categorized according to the following general system.
EBGN211 Principles of Economics
3
3
ChEN201 Mass and Energy Balances
3
3
A. Chemical Engineering Fundamentals
The following courses represent the basic knowledge
ChEN202 Chemical Process Principles Lab
1
1
component of the chemical engineering curriculum at CSM.
CHGN222 Organic Chemistry II
3 3
4
1. Mass and Energy Balances (ChEN201) 2. Computational
EPIC251 Design II
2 3
3
Methods (ChEN200) 3. Fluid Mechanics (ChEN307) 4.
PAGN202 Physical Education IV
2
0.5
Heat Transfer (ChEN308) 5. Chemical Engineering
Total
17.5
Thermodynamics (ChEN357) 6. Mass Transfer (ChEN375)
Junior Year Fall Semester
lec.lab. sem. hrs.
7. Transport Phenomena (ChEN430)
SYGN201/2 Engineering Systems
3
3
CHGN351 Physical Chemistry I
3
3
B. Chemical Engineering Applications
ChEN307 Fluid Mechanics
3
3
The following courses are applications-oriented courses
ChEN357 Chemical. Eng. Thermodynamics
3 1
3
that build on the student’s basic knowledge of science and
ChEN358 Chemical. Eng. Thermodynamics Lab
1
1
engineering fundamentals:
SYGN200 Human Systems
3
3
1. Unit Operations Laboratory (ChEN312 and 313)
Total
17
2. Reaction Engineering (ChEN418)
Junior Year Spring Semester
lec.lab. sem. hrs.
3. Process Dynamics and Control (ChEN403)
CHGN353 Physical Chemistry II
3 1
4
4. Chemical Engineering Design (ChEN402)
ChEN375 Chemical Eng. Mass Transfer
3
3
5. Molecular Perspectives in Chemical Engineering
ChEN308 Chemical Eng. Heat Transfer
3
3
(ChEN440)
ChEN421 Engineering Economics
3
3
LAIS/EBGN H&SS Elective I
3
3
C. Chemical Engineering Elective Tracks
Total
16
Students in chemical engineering may elect to structure
Summer Field Session
lec.lab. sem. hrs.
free electives into a formal Minor program of study (18
ChEN312/313 Unit Operations Laboratory
6
6
hours of coursework), an Area of Special Interest (12 hours)
Total
6
or a Specialty Track in Chemical Engineering (9 hours).
Senior Year Fall Semester
lec.lab. sem. hrs.
Minors and ASIs can be developed by the student in a
ChEN418 Reaction Engineering
3
3
variety of different areas and programs as approved by the
ChEN430 Transport Phenomena
3
3
student’s advisor and the Heads of the relevant sponsoring
ChEN440 Molecular Perspectives
3
3
academic programs. Specialty tracks in chemical engineer-
LAIS/EBGN H&SS Elective II
3
3
ing are available in the following areas:
Free Elective
3
3
Microelectronics
Total
15
Bio Engineering
Senior Year Spring Semester
lec.lab. sem. hrs.
Polymer and materials
ChEN402 Chemical Engineering Design
3
3
ChEN403 Process Dynamics and Control
3
3
Environmental
Free Electives
6
6
Petroleum and petrochemicals
LAIS/EBGN H&SS Elective III
3
3
Business and Economics
Total
15
Details on recommended courses for each of these tracks
Degree total
137.5
can be obtained from the student’s academic advisor.
Degree Requirements (Chemical Engineering)
Sophomore Year Fall Semester
lec.lab. sem. hrs.
MACS213 Calculus for Scientists & Engn’rs III 4
4
PHGN200 Physics II
3.5 3
4.5
DCGN209 Introduction to Thermodynamics
3
3
Programming Elective*
2
2
CHGN221 Organic Chemistry I
3 1
4
PAGN201 Physical Education III
2
0.5
Total
18
*ChEN200, MACS260, or MACS261
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Chemistry and
chemical engineering as an excellent preparation for
industrial careers.
Geochemistry
The instructional and research laboratories located in
Coolbaugh Hall contain extensive instrumentation for: gas
PAUL W. JAGODZINSKI, Professor and Department Head
chromatography (GC), high-performance liquid chromatog-
DEAN W. DICKERHOOF, Professor
raphy (HPLC), ion chromatography (IC), supercritical-fluid
DONALD L. MACALADY, Professor
chromatography (SFC), inductively-coupled-plasma-atomic
PATRICK MACCARTHY, Professor
emission spectroscopy (ICP-AES) field-flow fractionation
MICHAEL J. PAVELICH, Professor
(fff), mass spectrometry (MS, GC/MS, GC/MS/MS, PY/
KENT J. VOORHEES, Professor
MS, PY/GC/MS, SFC/MS, MALDI-TOF), nuclear magnetic
SCOTT W. COWLEY, Associate Professor
resonance spectrometry (solids and liquids), infrared
MARK E. EBERHART, Associate Professor
spectrophotometry (FTIR), visible-ultraviolet spectropho-
DANIEL M. KNAUSS, Associate Professor
tometry, microscopy, X-ray photoelectron spectrometry
KEVIN W. MANDERNACK, Associate Professor
(XPS), and thermogravimetric analysis (TGA).
E. CRAIG SIMMONS, Associate Professor
KIM R. WILLIAMS, Associate Professor
Program Goals (Bachelor of Science in
C. JEFFREY HARLAN, Assistant Professor
Chemistry)
DAVID T. WU, Assistant Professor
The B.S. curricula in chemistry are designed to:
DAVID M. UPDEGRAFF, Research Professor
x Impart mastery of chemistry fundamentals;
STEVEN F. DEC, Lecturer
x Develop ability to apply chemistry fundamentals in
JAMES F. RANVILLE, Research Assistant Professor
solving open-ended problems;
RAMON E. BISQUE, Professor Emeritus
x Impart knowledge of and ability to use moderns tools
STEPHEN R. DANIEL, Professor Emeritus
of chemical analysis and synthesis;
KENNETH W. EDWARDS, Professor Emeritus
GEORGE H. KENNEDY, Professor Emeritus
x Develop ability to locate and use pertinent informa-
RONALD W. KLUSMAN, Professor Emeritus
tion from the chemical literature;
DONALD LANGMUIR, Professor Emeritus
x Develop ability to interpret and use experimental data
GEORGE B. LUCAS, Professor Emeritus
for chemical systems;
MAYNARD SLAUGHTER, Professor Emeritus
x Develop ability to effectively communicate in both
THOMAS R. WILDEMAN, Professor Emeritus
written and oral formats;
JOHN T. WILLIAMS, Professor Emeritus
x Prepare students for entry to and success in profes-
ROBERT D. WITTERS, Professor Emeritus
sional careers;
CHARLES W. STARKS, Associate Professor Emeritus
x Prepare students for entry to and success in graduate
Program Description
programs; and
Chemistry provides fundamental knowledge critical to
x Prepare students for responsible contribution to
satisfying many of society’s needs: feeding and clothing and
society.
housing the world’s people, finding and using sources of
Curriculum
energy, improving health care, ensuring national security,
The B.S. chemistry curricula, in addition to the strong
and protecting the environment. The programs of the
basis provided by the common core, contain three compo-
Chemistry and Geochemistry Department are designed to
nents: chemistry fundamentals, laboratory and communica-
educate professionals for the varied career opportunities this
tion skills, and applications courses.
central scientific discipline affords. The curricula are
Chemistry fundamentals
therefore founded in rigorous fundamental science comple-
x Analytical chemistry - sampling, method selection,
mented by application of these principles to the minerals,
statistical data analysis, error sources, interferences,
energy, materials, or environmental fields. For example, a
theory of operation of analytical instruments (atomic
specific B.S. curricular track emphasizing environmental
and molecular spectroscopy, mass spectrometry,
chemistry is offered along with a more flexible track which
magnetic resonance spectrometry, chromatography and
can be tailored to optimize preparation consistent with
other separation methods, electroanalytical methods,
students’ career goals. Those aspiring to enter Ph.D.
and thermal methods), calibration, standardization,
programs in chemistry are encouraged to include under-
stoichiometry of analysis, equilibrium and kinetics
graduate research beyond the minimum required among
principles in analysis.
their elective hours. Others interested in industrial chemis-
try choose area of special interest courses in chemical
x Inorganic chemistry - atomic structure and periodicity,
engineering or metallurgy, for example. A significant
crystal lattice structure, molecular geometry and
number of students complete degrees in both chemistry and
bonding (VSEPR, Lewis structures, VB and MO
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theory, bond energies and lengths), metals structure and
x Communication - scientific reviews, seminar presenta-
properties, acid-base theories, main-group element
tions
chemistry, coordination chemistry, term symbols,
Applications
ligand field theory, spectra and magnetism of com-
x Area of special interest courses-application of
plexes, organometallic chemistry.
chemistry fundamentals in another discipline; e.g.
x Organic chemistry - bonding and structure, structure-
chemical engineering, environmental science, materials
physical property relationships, reactivity-structure
science
relationships, reaction mechanisms (nucleophilic and
x Internship-summer or semester experience in an
electrophilic substitution, addition, elimination, radical
industrial or governmental organization working on
reactions, rearrangements, redox reactions, photo-
real-world problems
chemical reactions, and metal-mediated reactions),
x Undergraduate research-open-ended problem solving
chemical kinetics, catalysis, major classes of com-
in the context of a research project
pounds and their reactions, design of synthetic
Degree Requirements (Chemistry)
pathways.
The B.S. curricula in chemistry are outlined below. The
x Physical chemistry - thermodynamics (energy, enthalpy,
restrictions specific to the environmental chemistry track are
entropy, equilibrium constants, free energy, chemical
labeled (env) while those specific to the other track are
potential, non-ideal systems, standard states, activity,
labeled (chm); those common to both tracks bear no label.
phase rule, phase equilibria, phase diagrams), electro-
In the environmental track the area of special interest must
chemistry, kinetic theory (Maxwell-Boltzmann
be in Environmental Science and Engineering (ESGN).
distribution, collision frequency, effusion, heat
Sophomore Year Fall Semester
lec.lab. sem. hrs.
capacity, equipartition of energy), kinetics (microscopic
MACS213 Calculus for Scientists & Engn’rs III 4
4
reversibility, relaxation processes, mechanisms and rate
PHGN200 Physics II
3.5 3
4.5
laws, collision and absolute rate theories), quantum
DCGN209 Introduction to Thermodynamics
3
3
mechanics (Schroedinger equations, operators and
CHGN221 Organic Chemistry I
3 3
4
matrix elements, particle-in-a-box, simple harmonic
PAGN201 Physical Education III
2
0.5
oscillator, rigid rotor, angular momentum, hydrogen
Total
16
atom, hydrogen wave functions, spin, Pauli principle,
Sophomore Year Spring Semester
lec.lab. sem. hrs.
LCAO method), spectroscopy (dipole selection rules,
CHGN222 Organic Chemistry II
3 3
4
rotational spectra, term symbols, atomic and molecular
SYGN201/2 Engineering Systems
3
3
electronic spectra, magnetic spectroscopy, Raman
MACS315 Differential Equations
3
3
spectroscopy, multiphoton selection rules, lasers),
CHGN335 Instrumental Analysis
3
3
statistical thermodynamics (ensembles, partition
CHGN201 Thermodynamics Laboratory
3
1
functions, Einstein crystals, Debye crystals), group
EPIC152 Design II
2 3
3
theory, surface chemistry, X-ray crystallography,
PAGN202 Physical Education IV
2
0.5
electron diffraction, dielectric constants, dipole
Total
17.5
moments.
Junior Year Fall Semester
lec.lab. sem. hrs.
Laboratory and communication skills
SYGN200 Human Systems
3
3
x Analytical methods - gravimetry, titrimetry, sample
CHGN428 Biochemistry
3
3
dissolution, fusion, quantitative spectrophotometry,
CHGN336 Analytical Chemistry
3
3
GC, HPLC, GC/MS, potentiometry, AA, ICP-AES
CHGN337 Analytical Chemistry Laboratory
3
1
CHGN351 Physical Chemistry I
3 3
4
x Synthesis techniques - batch reactor assembly, inert-
atmosphere manipulations, vacuum line methods, high-
Area of Special Interest Elective (chm**)
3
3
temperature methods, high-pressure methods, distilla-
ESGN - Environmental Elective (env**)
3
3
tion, recrystallization, extraction, sublimation,
Total
17
chromatographic purification, product identification
**specialty restrictions
Junior Year Spring Semester
lec.lab. sem. hrs.
x Physical measurements - refractometry, viscometry,
CHGN353 Physical Chemistry II
3 3
4
colligative properties, FTIR, NMR
CHGN341 Descriptive Inorganic Chemistry
3
3
x Information retrieval - Chemical Abstracts, CA on-line,
CHGN323 Qualitative Organic Analysis
1 3
2
CA registry numbers, Beilstein, Gmelin, handbooks,
EBGN211 Principles of Economics
3
3
organic syntheses, organic reactions, inorganic
Area of Special Interest Elective (chm**)
3
3
syntheses, primary sources, ACS Style Guide
CHGN302 Environmental Chemistry (env**)
3
3
x Reporting - lab notebook, experiment and research
LAIS/EBGN H&SS Elective I
3
3
reports, technical oral reports
Total
18
**specialty restrictions
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Junior-Senior Year Summer Field Session
lec.lab. sem. hrs.
Economics and Business
CHGN490 Synthesis & Characterization
18
6
Total
6
RODERICK G. EGGERT, Professor and Division Director
Senior Year Fall Semester
lec.lab. sem. hrs.
CAROL DAHL, Professor
CHGN495 Research
9
3
R. E. D. WOOLSEY, Professor
Area of Special Interest Elective (chm**)
3
3
GRAHAM A. DAVIS, Associate Professor
ESGN—Environmental Chemistry (env**)
6
6
WADE E. MARTIN, Associate Professor
LAIS/EBGN H&SS Cluster Elective II
3
3
MICHAEL R. WALLS, Associate Professor
Free elective
3
3
JANIS M. CAREY, Assistant Professor
Free elective (chm**)
3
3
SHEKHAR JAYANTHI, Assistant Professor
Total
15
IRINA KHINDANOVA, Assistant Professor
**specialty restrictions
ALEXANDRA NEWMAN, Assistant Professor
Senior Year Spring Semester
lec.lab. sem. hrs.
LUIS SOSA, Assistant Professor
CHGN495 Undergraduate Research
9
3
JAMES M. OTTO, Research Professor and Acting Director,
Institute for Global Resources Policy and Management
CHGN410 Surface Chemistry (env**)
3
3
ANN DOZORETZ, Instructor
Area of Special Interest Elective (chm**)
3
3
JOHN STERMOLE, Instructor
ESGN—Environmental Chemistry (env**)
3
3
DAVID E. FLETCHER, Professor Emeritus
LAIS/EBGN H&SS Cluster Elective III
3
3
ALFRED PETRICK, Jr., Professor Emeritus
CHGN401 Theoretical Inorganic Chem. (chm**) 3
3
ODED RUDAWSKY, Professor Emeritus
Free elective
3
3
FRANKLIN J. STERMOLE, Professor Emeritus
Total
15
JOHN E. TILTON, Coulter Professor Emeritus
Degree Total
137.5
JOHN A. CORDES, Associate Professor Emeritus
Chemistry Minor and ASI Programs
Program Description
No specific course sequences are suggested for
students wishing to include chemistry minors or areas of
The economy is becoming increasingly global and
special interest in their programs. Rather, those students
dependent on advanced technology. In such a world, private
should consult with the CHGC department head (or
companies and public organizations need leaders and
designated faculty member) to design appropriate se-
managers who understand economics and business, as well
quences.
as science and technology.
Programs in the Division of Economics and Business are
designed to bridge the gap that often exists between
economists and managers, on the one hand, and engineers
and scientists, on the other. All undergraduate students are
introduced to economic principles in a required course, and
many pursue additional course work in minor programs or
elective courses. The courses introduce undergraduate
students to economic and business principles so that they
will understand the economic and business environments,
both national and global, in which they will work and live.
In keeping with the mission of the Colorado School of
Mines, the Division of Economics and Business offers a
Bachelor of Science in Economics. Most economics degrees
are awarded as a Bachelor of Arts, with a strong liberal arts
component. Our degree, the only one of its kind in Colo-
rado, is grounded in mathematics, engineering and the
sciences. We graduate technologically literate economists
with quantitative economics and business skills that give
them a competitive advantage in today’s economy.
Economics students have a range of career options
following their undergraduate studies. Some pursue
graduate degrees in economics, business, or law. Others
begin careers as managers, economic advisors, and financial
officers in business or government, often in organizations
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that deal with engineering, applied science, and advanced
Junior Year Fall Semester
lec. lab. sem. hrs.
technology.
EBGN411 Intermediate Microeconomics
3
3
Program Goals (Bachelor of Science in
EBGN—Econ / Business Elective
3
3
MACS323 Probability and Statistics
3
3
Economics)
The goals of the undergraduate program in economics and
MACS—Elective in MCS
3
3
business are:
LAIS/EBGN H&SS Cluster Elective I
3
3
Free Elective
3
3
To provide economics majors with a strong foundation in
Total
18
economic theory and analytical techniques, taking
Junior Year Spring Semester
lec. lab. sem. hrs.
advantage of the mathematical and quantitative abilities
EBGN421 Engineering Economics
3
3
of CSM undergraduate students; and
EBGN—Econ / Business Elective
3
3
To prepare economics majors for the work force, especially
MACS—Elective in MCS
3
3
in organizations in CSM’s areas of traditional strength
LAIS/EBGN H&SS Cluster Electives II, III
6
6
(engineering, applied science, mathematics and computer
Free Elective
3
3
science), and for graduate school, especially in econom-
Total
18
ics, business, and law.
Summer Field Session
lec. lab. sem. hrs.
EBGN402 Field Session
6
3
Curriculum
Total
3
Within the major, students can (but are not required to)
Senior Year Fall Semester
lec. lab. sem. hrs.
choose special concentrations in Business, Global Business,
EBGN412 Intermediate Macroeconomics
3
3
or Resource Economics. All majors take forty percent of
EBGN425 Operations Res/Operations Mgmt
3
3
their courses in math, science, and engineering, including
EBGN490 Econometrics
3
3
the same core required of all CSM undergraduates. Students
Free Electives
9
9
take another forty percent of their courses in economics,
Total
18
business, and the humanities and social sciences more
Senior Year Spring Semester
lec. lab. sem. hrs.
generally. The remaining twenty percent of the course work
EBGN—Econ / Business Electives
6
6
can come from any field. Many students complete minor
Free Electives
9
9
programs in a technical field, such as computer science,
Total
15
engineering, geology, or environmental science. A number
Degree Total
138.5
of students pursue double majors, which requires that they
take approximately 39 hours of additional course work
Economics majors can, but are not required to, choose from one of
beyond their first major.
the following options:
Business Option
Degree Requirements in Economics
Junior Year Fall Semester
lec. lab. sem. hrs.
Sophomore Year Fall Semester
lec.lab. sem. hrs.
EBGN411 Intermediate Microeconomics
3
3
PHGN200 Physics II
3.5 3
4.5
EBGN—Business Elective
3
3
SYGN200 Human Systems
3
3
MACS323 Probability and Statistics
3
3
MACS213 Calc. for Scientists & Engn’rs III
4
4
MACS—Elective in MCS
3
3
EBGN311 Principles of Microeconomics*
3
3
LAIS/EBGN H&SS Cluster Elective I
3
3
Free Elective
3
3
Free Elective
3
3
PAGN201 Physical Education III
2
0.5
Total
18
Total
18
Junior Year Spring Semester
lec. lab. sem. hrs.
Sophomore Year Spring Semester
lec.lab. sem. hrs.
EBGN421 Engineering Economics
3
3
EBGN312 Principles of Macroeconomics*
3
3
EBGN—Business Elective
3
3
EPICS251 Design II
2 3
3
MACS—Elective in MCS
3
3
MACS315 Differential Equations
3
3
LAIS/EBGN H&SS Cluster Electives II, III
6
6
Free Elective
3
3
Free Elective
3
3
SYGN201/2 Engineered Systems
3
3
Total
18
PAGN202 Physical Education IV
2
0.5
Summer Field Session
lec. lab. sem. hrs.
Total
15.5
EBGN402 Field Session
6
3
* Students who complete the EBGN311/312 sequence are not
Total
3
required to take EBGN211. Instead, they take an additional free
Senior Year Fall Semester
lec. lab. sem. hrs.
elective, as authorized. For students pursuing a major in econom-
ics, EBGN211 is not a substitute for either EBGN311 or
EBGN412 Intermediate Macroeconomics
3
3
EBGN312.
EBGN425 Operations Res/Operations Mgmt
3
3
EBGN490 Econometrics
3
3
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Free Electives
9
9
Junior Year Spring Semester
lec. lab. sem. hrs.
Total
18
EBGN421 Engineering Economics
3
3
Senior Year Spring Semester
lec. lab. sem. hrs.
EBGN—Resource Economics Elective
3
3
EBGN—Business Electives
6
6
MACS—Elective in MCS
3
3
Free Electives
9
9
LAIS/EBGN H&SS Cluster Electives II, III
6
6
Total
15
Free Elective
3
3
Degree Total
138.5
Total
18
Global Business Option
Summer Field Session
lec. lab. sem. hrs.
EBGN402 Field Session
6
3
Junior Year Fall Semester
lec. lab. sem. hrs.
Total
3
EBGN411 Intermediate Microeconomics
3
3
Senior Year Fall Semester
lec. lab. sem. hrs.
EBGN—Global Business Elective
3
3
EBGN412 Intermediate Macroeconomics
3
3
MACS323 Probability and Statistics
3
3
EBGN425 Operations Res/Operations Mgmt
3
3
MACS—Elective in MCS
3
3
EBGN490 Econometrics
3
3
LAIS International Studies Cluster Electives I, II* 6
6
Free Electives
9
9
Total
18
Total
18
Junior Year Spring Semester
lec. lab. sem. hrs.
Senior Year Spring Semester
lec. lab. sem. hrs.
EBGN421 Engineering Economics
3
3
EBGN—Resource Economics Electives
6
6
EBGN—Global Business Elective
3
3
Free Electives
9
9
MACS—Elective in MCS
3
3
Total
15
LAIS International Studies Cluster Elective III* 3
3
Degree Total
138.5
LAIS—Global Business Elective
3
3
Free Elective
3
3
Economics and Business Electives
Total
18
Business Option.
Summer Field Session
lec. lab. sem. hrs.
Business Option students take 12 hours from the
EBGN402 Field Session
6
3
following list:
Total
3
EBGN 305 Financial Accounting
Senior Year Fall Semester
lec. lab. sem. hrs.
EBGN 306 Managerial Accounting
EBGN412 Intermediate Macroeconomics
3
3
EBGN 314 Principles of Management
EBGN425 Operations Res/Operations Mgmt
3
3
EBGN 345 Principles of Finance
EBGN490 Econometrics
3
3
EBGN 426 Manufacturing Management
Free Electives
9
9
EBGN 445 International Business Finance
Total
18
EBGN 455 Linear Programming
Senior Year Spring Semester
lec. lab. sem. hrs.
Global Business Option.
EBGN—Global Business Electives
6
6
Global Business Option students take 12 hours from the
Free Electives
9
9
following list of EBGN classes:
Total
15
EBGN 305 Financial Accounting
Degree Total
138.5
EBGN 345 Principles of Finance
*The LAIS Global Business electives listed below are taken
EBGN 441 International Trade OR
from the International Studies Cluster. Students specializing
EBGN 442 Economic Development
in Global Business are advised, but not required, to choose
EBGN 445 International Business Finance
the International Studies Cluster. If they choose another
Students also take 12 semester hours of courses from the
cluster, they must use their free electives to satisfy the LAIS
Division of Liberal Arts and International Studies (LAIS),
Global Business elective requirements.
of which 6 hours have a regional focus, chosen from:
Resource Economics Option
LISS 340 Political Economy of Latin America
Junior Year Fall Semester
lec. lab. sem. hrs.
LISS 342 Political Economy of Asia
EBGN411 Intermediate Microeconomics
3
3
LISS 344 International Political Economy of the Middle East
EBGN—Resource Economics Elective
3
3
LISS 440 Latin American Development
MACS323 Probability and Statistics
3
3
LISS 441 Hemispheric Integration in the Americas
MACS—Elective in MCS
3
3
LISS 442 Asian Development
LAIS/EBGN H&SS Cluster Elective I
3
3
The remaining 6 semester hours from LAIS present
Free Elective
3
3
global perspectives, chosen from:
Total
18
LISS 330 Managing Cultural Differences
LISS 335 International Political Economy
LISS 430 Globalization
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LISS 431 Global Environmental Issues
Area of Special Interest
LISS 432 Cultural Dynamics of Global Development
The area of special interest in Economics and Business
LISS 433 Global Corporation
requires that students complete either Principles of Econom-
LISS 434 International Field Practicum
ics (EBGN211) and 3 other courses in economics and
LISS 435 Political Risk Assessment
business chosen from the lists below for a total of 12 credit
LISS 436 Ethics of Global Development
hours; or Principles of Microeconomics (EBGN311),
LISS 439 Political Risk Assessment Research Seminar
Principles of Macroeconomics (EBGN312) and 2 other
LISS 598B Global Environmental Politics (instructor permission
courses chosen from the lists below, for a total of 12 credit
required)
hours. Students who complete the EBGN311/312 sequence
LISS 598C Global Political Geography (instructor permission
are not required to take EBGN211 to satisfy their core
required)
curriculum requirement. Economics courses taken as part of
Finally, students are responsible for demonstrating
the Humanities and Social Sciences cluster electives can be
competency in a foreign language equivalent to two
counted toward the area of special interest.
semesters of study at the college level.
Resource Economics Option.
Economics
lec.lab. sem. hrs.
Resource Economics Option students take 9 hours from
EBGN 409 Mathematical Economics
3
3
the following list (leaving 3 hours of EBGN electives that
EBGN 410 Natural Resource Economics
3
3
can be satisfied with any EBGN course):
EBGN 411 Intermediate Microeconomics
3
3
EBGN 410 Natural Resource Economics
EBGN 412 Intermediate Macroeconomics
3
3
EBGN 430 Energy Economics and Regulation
EBGN 430 Energy Economics and Regulation
3
3
EBGN 470 Environmental Economics
EBGN 441 International Economics
3
3
EBGN 442 Economic Development
EBGN 442 Economic Development
3
3
EBGN 470 Environmental Economics
3
3
Minor Programs
The minor in Economics and Business requires that
EBGN 490 Econometrics
3
3
students complete 6 economics and business courses, for a
Business
lec.lab. sem. hrs.
total of 18 credit hours. Of the 6 courses, at least two must
EBGN 305 Financial Accounting
3
3
be from Principles of Economics (EBGN211), Principles of
EBGN 306 Managerial Accounting
3
3
Microeconomics (EBGN311), and Principles of Macroeco-
EBGN 314 Principles of Management
3
3
nomics (EBGN312). The remaining 4 courses should be
EBGN 345 Principles of Finance
3
3
chosen from the lists below. Students who complete the
EBGN 421 Engineering Economics
3
3
EBGN311/312 sequence are not required to take EBGN211
EBGN 425 Operations Res/Operations Mgt
3
3
to satisfy their core curriculum requirement. Economics
EBGN 426 Manufacturing Management
3
3
courses taken as part of the Humanities and Social Sciences
EBGN 445 International Business Finance
3
3
cluster electives can be counted toward the minor.
EBGN 455 Linear Programming
3
3
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ing and Technology, 111 Market Place, Suite 1050,
Engineering
Baltimore, MD 21202-4012, telephone (410) 347-7700.
JOAN P. GOSINK, Professor and Division Director
Program Goals (Bachelor of Science in
D. VAUGHAN GRIFFITHS, Professor
Engineering)
ROBERT J. KEE, George R. Brown Distinguished Professor
x Graduates will understand the design and analysis of
of Engineering
engineering systems and the interdisciplinary nature of
ROBERT H. KING, Professor and Assistant Division Director
engineering.
MARK A. LINNE, Professor
x Graduates will have an appreciation for engineering
PANKAJ SEN, Professor
practice as it relates to the earth, energy, materials and
RAHMAT A. SHOURESHI, Gerard August Dobelman
Distinguished Professor of Engineering
environment.
JOHN R. BERGER, Associate Professor
x Graduates will have the engineering expertise and
WILLIAM A. HOFF, Associate Professor
lifelong learning skills to meet the present and future
PANOS D. KIOUSIS, Associate Professor
needs of society.
NING LU, Associate Professor
x Graduates will be able to incorporate non-technical
MARK T. LUSK, Associate Professor
constraints and opportunities (i.e. aesthetic, social,
NIGEL T. MIDDLETON, Associate Professor and
ethical, etc.) in their engineering practice.
Associate Vice-President for Academic Affairs
x Graduates will be well-prepared to assume entry level
DAVID R. MUÑOZ, Associate Professor
positions in industry or to enter appropriate graduate
GRAHAM G. W. MUSTOE, Associate Professor
programs.
KARL R. NELSON, Associate Professor
Curriculum
TERENCE E. PARKER, Associate Professor
During their first two years at CSM, students complete a
MARCELO GODOY SIMOES, Associate Professor
set of core courses that include basic sciences, to provide
CATHERINE K. SKOKAN, Associate Professor
knowledge about nature and its phenomena, and engineering
RAY RUICHONG ZHANG, Associate Professor
sciences, to extend the basic sciences through creative use of
RICHARD CHRISTENSON, Assistant Professor
laws of nature. Course work in mathematics is an essential
CHRISTIAN DEBRUNNER, Assistant Professor
part of the curriculum, giving engineering students essential
JEAN-PIERRE DELPLANQUE, Assistant Professor
tools for modeling, analyzing and predicting physical
LAXMINARAYAN L. RAJA, Assistant Professor
phenomena. A total of forty-six credit hours address the
DOUGLAS E. SMITH, Assistant Professor
important areas of mathematics and the basic sciences. The
JOHN P. H. STEELE, Assistant Professor
core also includes liberal arts and international studies
TYRONE VINCENT, Assistant Professor
which enrich the educational experience and instill a greater
SANAA ABDEL-AZIM, Lecturer
understanding of how engineering decisions impact human
RON KNOSHAUG, Lecturer
and social affairs.
CANDACE S. AMMERMAN, Instructor
HAROLD W. OLSEN, Research Professor
Engineering design course work begins in the freshmen
MICHAEL B. McGRATH, Emeritus Professor
year in Design I, and continues through the four-year
GABRIEL M. NEUNZERT, Emeritus Professor
curriculum. This experience teaches design methodology
Note: Faculty for the environmental engineering specialty are
and stresses the creative and synthesis aspects of the
listed in the Environmental Science and Engineering section of this
engineering profession. Three systems-oriented core
Bulletin.
courses demonstrate the linkages among earth and environ-
mental systems, human systems, and engineered systems.
Program Description
The Division of Engineering offers a design-oriented,
Students complete an advanced core that includes
interdisciplinary, accredited non-traditional undergraduate
electronics and circuit theory, engineering mechanics,
program in engineering with specialization in a branch of
advanced mathematics, thermodynamics, economics,
civil, electrical, environmental or mechanical engineering.
engineering design, and additional studies in liberal arts and
The program emphasizes fundamental engineering prin-
international topics. In their last two years of study,
ciples to provide a viable basis for lifelong learning.
students must choose a specialty, consisting of at least 18
Graduates are in a position to take advantage of a broad
credit hours in civil, electrical, environmental or mechanical
variety of professional opportunities, and are well-prepared
engineering, plus at least 9 credit hours of free electives.
for an engineering career in a world of rapid technological
These electives, at the student’s discretion, can be used to
change.
obtain an “area of special interest” of at least 12 semester
hours or a minor of at least 18 semester hours in another
The program leading to the degree Bachelor of Science
department or division.
in Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accredita-
tion Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineer-
All students must complete a capstone design course,
stressing the interdisciplinary nature of engineering systems.
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The projects are generated by customer demand, and include
based instrumentation systems, and the program makes
experiential verification to ensure a realistic design
extensive use of computer-based analysis techniques.
experience. Throughout their academic careers, students
The Division of Engineering is housed in George R.
will benefit from interaction with well-qualified faculty who
Brown Hall. Emphasis on hands-on education is reflected
maintain research and professional leadership.
in the division’s extensive teaching and research laborato-
Prospective students should note that this is an inte-
ries. Interdisciplinary laboratories include the IBM
grated, broad-based and interdisciplinary engineering
Automated Systems Laboratory, the Multidisciplinary
program. Specifically, the curriculum incorporates topics
Engineering Laboratories, the USGS Soil Mechanics
related to the minerals, energy and materials industries such
Laboratory, and environmental engineering laboratories in
as “Earth and Environmental Systems”, “Earth Systems
Coolbaugh Hall.
Engineering”, and “Materials Engineering Systems”, while
All students are encouraged to take the Fundamental of
excluding some of the subjects that might be taught in more
Engineering examination before graduation.
traditional majors in civil, electrical, environmental or
Degree Requirements in Engineering
mechanical engineering. We emphasize the analysis and
Sophomore Year Fall Semester
lec. lab. sem.hrs.
design of engineering systems with interdisciplinary
DCGN241 Statics
3
3
application for industrial projects, structures and processes.
SYGN201/202*
For example, our unique Multidisciplinary Engineering
Engineered Earth / Materials Systems
3
3
Laboratory sequence promotes life-long learning skills using
MACS213 Calc. for Scists & EngnÆrs III
4
4
state-of-the-art instrumentation funded through grants from
PHGN200 Physics II
3
3
4.5
the Department of Education/ Fund for the Improvement of
MACS260/261**Programming
2/3
2/3
Post-Secondary Education, the National Science Founda-
PAGN2XX Physical Education
2
0.5
tion, the Parsons Foundation, Chevron, Kennecott Mining,
Total
17/18
and Fluor Daniel.
*CE and Env. Specialty students take SYGN201, Engineered
The Civil Engineering Specialty builds on the applied
Earth Systems; EE and ME Specialty students take SYGN202,
mechanics principles of the core curriculum to focus in
Engineered Materials Systems.
geotechnics and structures. Students are required to take
**CE and Env. Specialty students take Fortran Programming,
courses in soil mechanics, foundations, structural theory,
MACS260 (2.0 credit hours); ME and EE Specialty students take
structural design and surveying. In addition, students must
Computer Programming Concepts (C++) (3.0 credit hours),
MACS261.
choose three electives from a list of civil oriented courses
Sophomore Year Spring Semester
lec. lab. sem.hrs.
which includes opportunities for individual study projects.
MACS315 Differential Equations
3
3
The Electrical Engineering Specialty has focused depth
PAGN2XX Physical Education
2
0.5
in the areas of electromechanical energy conversion, power
SYGN200 Human Systems
3
3
distribution, signal and system analysis, and instrumenta-
EGGN320 Mechanics of Materials
3
3
tion. The program includes microprocessor-based systems
DCGN381 Elect. Circuits, Elect. & Pwr.
3
3
design, electronic devices and systems, communications,
EGGN250 Multi-disc. Eng. Lab. I
4.5
1.5
signal processing, and control systems.
EPIC251 Design II
3
1
3
The Environmental Engineering Specialty introduces
Total
17
students to the fundamentals of environmental engineering
Civil Specialty
including the scientific and regulatory basis of public health
Sophomore-Junior Year
and environmental protection. Topics covered include
Summer Field Session
lec. lab. sem.hrs.
environmental science and regulatory processes, water and
EGGN 234 Field session - Civil
3
wastewater engineering, solid and hazardous waste
Total
3
management, and contaminated site remediation.
Junior Year Fall Semester
lec. lab. sem.hrs.
The Mechanical Engineering Specialty complements
MACS348 Engineering Mathematics
3
3
the core curriculum with courses that provide depth in
MACS323 Probability & Statistics
3
3
applied mechanics and thermosciences with an emphasis on
EGGN315 Dynamics
3
3
analytical methods and engineering design of machinery.
EGGN351 Fluid Mechanics
3
3
Topics such as heat transfer, advanced thermodynamics and
EGGN342 Structural Theory
3
3
advanced stress analysis are an important part of the
Civil Specialty Elective
3
3
mechanical engineering program, which also includes
Total
18
control theory, and vibrations.
Junior Year Spring Semester
lec. lab. sem.hrs.
LAIS/EBGN H&SS cluster elective I
3
3
Students in each of the four specialties will spend
EGGN371 Engineering Thermodynamics
3
3
considerable time in laboratories. The division is well
equipped with basic laboratory equipment, as well as PC-
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EGGN444/445 Design of
EGGN Electrical Specialty Elective
3
3
Steel or Concrete Structures
3
3
Total
18
EGGN361 Soil Mechanics
3
3
Degree Total
142.5
EGGN363 Soil Mechanics Lab
3
1
Environmental Specialty
Civil Specialty Elective
3
3
Junior Year Fall Semester
lec. lab. sem.hrs.
Total
16
MACS323 Probability & Statistics
3
3
Senior Year Fall Semester
lec. lab. sem.hrs.
MACS348 Engineering Mathematics
3
3
LAIS/EBGN H&SS cluster elective II
3
3
EGGN351 Fluid Mechanics
3
3
EGGN350 Multi-disc. Eng. Lab. II
4.5
1.5
EGGN371 Engineering Thermodynamics
3
3
EGGN491 Senior Design I
3
3
4
EGGN315 Dynamics
3
3
EBGN211 Principles of Economics
3
3
EGGN353 Environmental Sci. & Eng. I
3
3
EGGN413 Computer Aided Engineering
3
3
Total
18
EGGN464 Foundations
3
3
Junior Year Spring Semester
lec. lab. sem.hrs.
Total
17.5
LAIS/EBGN H&SS cluster elective I
3
3
Senior Year Spring Semester
lec. lab. sem.hrs.
EGGN350 Multi-disc. Eng. Lab. II
4.5
1.5
Free electives
9
9
EGGN413/407
LAIS/EBGN H&SS cluster elective III
3
3
CAE/Feedback Control Systems
3
3
EGGN492 Senior Design II
1
6
3
EGGN354 Environmental Sci. & Eng. II
3
3
EGGN Civil Specialty Elective
3
3
Free elective
3
3
Total
18
EGGN Environmental Specialty Elective
3
3
Degree Total
139.5
Total
16.5
Electrical Specialty
Junior-Senior Year
Junior Year Fall Semester
lec. lab. sem.hrs.
Summer Field Session
lec. lab. sem.hrs.
MACS323 Probability & Statistics
3
3
EGGN 335 Field Session Environmental
3
MACS348 Engineering Mathematics
3
3
Total
3
PHGN300 Modern Physics
3
3
Senior Year Fall Semester
lec. lab. sem.hrs.
EGGN382 Engineering Circuit Analysis
1
3
2
EGGN491 Senior Design I
3
3
4
EGGN388 Information Systems Science
3
3
Free elective
3
3
EGGN384 Digital Logic
3
3
4
EGGN Environmental Specialty Elective
6
6
Total
18
EBGN211 Principles of Economics
3
3
Junior Year Spring Semester
lec. lab. sem.hrs.
Total
16
LAIS/EBGN H&SS cluster elective I
3
3
Senior Year Spring Semester
lec. lab. sem.hrs.
EGGN351 Fluid Mechanics
3
3
Free elective
3
3
EGGN350 Multi-disc. Eng. Lab. II
4.5
1.5
LAIS/EBGN H&SS cluster elective II
3
3
EGGN371 Engineering Thermodynamics
3
3
LAIS/EBGN H&SS cluster elective III
3
3
EGGN385 Electronic Devices&Circuits
3
3
4
EGGN492 Senior Design II
1
6
3
EGGN389 Fund. of Electric Machinery
3 3
4
EGGN Environmental Specialty Elective
6
6
Total
18.5
Total
18
Junior-Senior Year
Degree Total
138.5
Summer Field Session
lec. lab. sem.hrs.
Mechanical Specialty
EGGN 334 Field session - Electrical
3
3
Sophomore-Junior Year
Total
3
Summer Field Session
lec. lab. sem.hrs.
Senior Year Fall Semester
lec. lab. sem.hrs.
EGGN 235 Field Session - Mechanical
3
LAIS/EBGN H&SS cluster elective II
3
3
Total
3
EGGN – Electrical Specialty Elective
3
3
Junior Year Fall Semester
lec. lab. sem.hrs.
EGGN450 Multi-disc. Eng. Lab. III
3
1
MACS323 Probability & Statistics
3
3
EGGN491 Senior Design I
3
3
4
MACS348 Engineering Mathematics
3
3
EBGN211 Principles of Economics
3
3
LAIS/EBGN H&SS cluster elective I
3
3
EGGN407 Feedback Control Systems
3
3
EGGN315 Dynamics
3
3
Total
17
EGGN371 Engineering Thermodynamics
3
3
Senior Year Spring Semester
lec. lab. sem.hrs.
EGGN388 Information Systems Science
3
3
Free electives
9
9
Total
18
LAIS/EBGN H&SS cluster elective III
3
3
Junior Year Spring Semester
lec. lab. sem.hrs.
EGGN492 Senior Design II
1
6
3
LAIS/EBGN H&SS cluster elective II
3
3
EBGN211 Principles of Economics
3
3
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EGGN351 Fluid Mechanics
3
3
Electrical Specialty
EGGN350 Multi-disc. Eng. Lab. II
4.5
1.5
Electrical specialty students are required to take two
EGGN407 Feedback Control Systems
3
3
from the following list of electrical technical elective
EGGN Mechanical Specialty Elective
3
3
courses:
Total
16.5
EGGN482 Microcomputer Architecture and Interfacing
Senior Year Fall Semester
lec. lab. sem.hrs.
EGGN483 Analog and Digital Communications Systems
EGGN450 Multi-disc. Eng. Lab. III
3
1
EGGN484 Power Systems Analysis
EGGN491 Senior Design I
3
3
4
EGGN485 Power Electronics
Free elective
3
3
PHGN361 Intermediate Electromagnetism
EGGN413 Computer-Aided Engineering
3
3
PHGN440 Solid State Physics
EGGN471 Heat Transfer
3
3
PHGN435 Microelectronics Processing Laboratory
EGGN411 Machine Design
3
3
4
EGES510 Image and Multidimensional Signal Processing
Total
18
EGES511 Digital Signal Processing
Senior Year Spring Semester
lec. lab. sem.hrs.
EGES512 Computer Vision
Free elective
6
6
EGES517 Theory and Design of Advanced Control systems
LAIS/EBGN H&SS cluster elective III
3
3
EGES521 Mechatronics
EGGN492 Senior Design II
1
6
3
EGES523 Design of Digital Control Systems
EGGN Mechanical Specialty Elective
6
6
EGES585 Advanced High Power Electronics
Total
18
Environmental Specialty
Degree Total
141.5
All students pursuing the Environmental Specialty are
Engineering Specialty Electives
required to take EGGN/ESGN353 and EGGN/ESGN354.
Civil Specialty
These courses are prerequisites for many 400 level in
Civil Specialty students are required to take three courses
Environmental Specialty courses. In addition students are
from the following list.
required to take five courses from the following focus areas.
EGGN333 Geographical Measurement Systems
At least one course must be taken from three of the focus
EGGN340 Cooperative Education (Civil)
areas:
EGGN353 Fund. of Environmental Science and Engineering I
Solid and Hazardous Waste Engineering
EGGN354 Fund. of Environmental Science and Engineering II
EGGN/ESGN457 Site Remediation Engineering
EGGN398 Steel Bridge/Concrete Canoe
ESGN462 Solid Waste Minimization
EGGN399 Independent Study (Civil)
ESGN463 Industrial Waste: Recycling and Marketing
EGGN422 Advanced Mechanics of Materials
EGGN442 Finite Element Methods For Engineers
Water and Waste Water Engineering
EGGN444/445 Steel Design or Concrete Design
EGGN/ESGN453 Wastewater Engineering
(one of the two courses is required; see Junior Spring Semester)
EGGN/ESGN454 Water Supply Engineering
EGGN451 Hydraulic Problems
ESGN440 Environmental Pollution: Sources, Characteristics,
EGGN453 Wastewater Engineering
Transport and Fate
EGGN454 Water Supply Engineering
Fluid Mechanics
EGGN455 Solid and Hazardous Waster Engineering
EGGN451 Hydraulic Problems
EGGN456 Scientific Basis of Environmental Regulations
EGGN473 Fluid Mechanics II
EGGN457 Site Remediation Engineering
GEGN467 Groundwater Engineering
EGGN465 Unsaturated Soil Mechanics
Applied Environmental Biology and Chemistry (a maximum of two
EGGN473 Fluid Mechanics II
courses in this category may be applied towards the required
EGGN478 Engineering Dynamics
Environmental Specialty Electives)
EGGN488 Reliability of Engineering Systems
ESGN301 Environmental Biology
EGGN498 Steel Bridge/Concrete Canoe
ESGN/ChGN302 Environmental Chemistry
EGGN499 Independent Study (Civil)
ESGN456 Scientific Basis of Environmental Regulations
EBGN421 Engineering Economics
MNGN321 Introduction to Rock Mechanics
ChGN462 Microbiology and the Environment
MNGN404 Tunneling
Mechanical Specialty
MNGN405 Rock Mechanics in Mining
Mechanical specialty students are required to take three
MNGN406 Design and Support of Underground Excavations
from the following list of mechanical elective courses:
GEGN467 Groundwater Engineering
EGGN400 Intro. to Robotics for the Minerals and Construction
GEGN468 Engineering Geology and Geotechnics
Industries
EGGN403 Thermodynamics II
EGGN422 Advanced Mechanics of Materials
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EGGN442 Finite Element Methods for Engineers
The courses listed below, constituting each program and
EGGN473 Fluid Mechanics II
the specialty variations, are offered as guidelines for
EGGN478 Engineering Dynamics
selecting a logical sequence. In cases where students have
CR/EBGN421 Engineering Economics
unique backgrounds or interests, these sequences may be
PHGN350 Intermediate Mechanics
adapted accordingly through consultation with faculty in the
MTGN/EGGN390 Materials and Manufacturing Processes
Engineering Division.
MTGN445 Mechanical Properties of Materials
General Engineering Program
MTGN450 Statistical Control of Materials Processes
A twelve (ASI) or eighteen hour (minor) sequence must
MTGN464 Forging and Forming
be selected from:
MNGN321 Intro. to Rock Mechanics
DCGN241 Statics
3 sem hrs.
Division of Engineering Areas of Special Interest
EGGN320 Mechanics of Materials
3 sem hrs.
and Minor Programs
EGGN351 Fluid Mechanics
3 sem hrs.
General Requirements
EGGN371 Thermodynamics
3 sem hrs.
A Minor Program of study must consist of a minimum
DCGN381 Electrical Circuits, Electronics and Power 3 sem hrs.
of 18 credit hours of a logical sequence of courses, only
EGGN315 Dynamics
3 sem hrs.
three hours of which may be taken at the 100- or 200- level.
EBGN421 Engineering Economics
3 sem hrs.
No more than six credit hours of the sequence may be taken
Note: Multidisciplinary Engineering Laboratories I, II
in the student’s degree granting department.
and III (EGGN 250, 350 and 450, respectively) may be
An Area of Special Interest (ASI) must consist of a
taken as laboratory supplements to DCGN 381, EGGN351
minimum of 12 credit hours of a logical sequence of
and EGGN320.
courses, only three hours of which may be taken at the 100-
Engineering Specialties Program
or 200-level. No more than three credit hours of the
Civil
sequence may be specifically required by the degree
A twelve (ASI) or eighteen hour (minor) sequence must
program in which the student is graduating.
be selected from:
A Minor Program / Area of Special Interest declara-
EGGN331 Photogrammetry
3 sem hrs.
tion (available in the Registrar’s Office) should be submitted
EGGN342 Structural Theory
3 sem hrs.
for approval prior to the student’s completion of half of the
EGGN361 Soil Mechanics
3 sem hrs.
hours proposed to constitute the program. Approvals are
EGGN363 Soil Mechanics Laboratory
1 sem hr.
required from the Director of the Engineering Division, the
EGGN444 Design of Steel Structures
3 sem hrs.
student’s advisor, and the Department Head or Division
EGGN445 Design of Reinforced Concrete Structures
3 sem hrs.
Director in the department or division in which the student
EGGN451 Hydraulic Problems
3 sem hrs.
is enrolled.
EGGN464 Foundations
3 sem hrs.
Programs in the Engineering Division
EGGN466 Construction Site Engineering
3 sem hrs.
The Engineering Division offers minor and ASI
Electrical
programs to meet two sets of audiences. The first is a
A twelve (ASI) or eighteen hour (minor) sequence must
program in General Engineering which is suited to students
be selected from a basic electrical program comprising:
who are not pursuing an engineering degree. This program
DCGN381 Electrical Circuits, Electronics and Power 3 sem hrs.
offers foundation coursework in engineering which is
EGGN250 Multidisciplinary Engineering Lab I
1.5 sem hrs.
compatible with many of the topics in the Fundamentals of
EGGN382 Linear Circuit Analysis
2 sem hrs.
Engineering examination. The second is a program in
EGGN388 Information Systems Science
3 sem hrs.
Engineering Specialties which is suited to students pursuing
EGGN385 Electronic Devices and Circuits
4 sem hrs.
an engineering degree, and who have therefore completed
and may be augmented with courses in a specific area:
much of the coursework represented in the General
Engineering program. Students may opt to pursue minors or
Controls, Signal-Processing and Communication
ASIs in civil, electrical, environmental or mechanical
EGGN407 Feedback Control Systems
3 sem hrs.
engineering within the Engineering Specialties program.
EGGN487 Engineering Control Laboratory
3 sem hrs.
EGGN483 Analog & Digital Communication Systems 4 sem hrs.
Students wishing to enroll in either program must satisfy
Power
all prerequisite requirements for each course in a chosen
EGGN389 Fundamentals of Electric Machinery
4 sem hrs.
sequence. Students in the sciences or mathematics will
EGGN484 Power System Analysis
3 sem hrs.
therefore be better positioned to prerequisite requirements in
EGGN485 Power Electronics
3 sem hrs.
the General Engineering program, while students in
engineering disciplines will be better positioned to meet the
Digital Systems
prerequisite requirements for courses in the Engineering
EGGN481 Advanced Electronics and Digital Systems 4 sem hrs.
Specialties.
EGGN482 Microcomputer Architec. And Interfacing
4 sem hrs.
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and electrical engineering electives which are offered
Five-Year Combined Engineering Physics
from time to time and are announced through the Division
Baccalaureate and Engineering Masters Degree
of Engineering and the Schedule of Courses.
The Division of Engineering in collaboration with the
Environmental
Department of Physics offers five year programs in which
A twelve credit ASI or eighteen credit minor sequence
students have the opportunity to obtain specific engineering
must be selected from:
skills to compliment their physics background. Physics
students in this program fill in their technical and free
EGGN353 Fund. of Environ. Science & Engineering I 3 sem hrs.
electives over their standard four year Engineering Physics
EGGN354 Fund. of Environ. Science & Engineering II 3 sem hrs.
BS program with a reduced set of engineering classes. These
ESGN440 Environmental Pollution: Sources,
classes come in one of two tracks: Electrical engineering,
Characteristics, Transport and Fate
3 sem hrs.
and Mechanical engineering. At the end of the fourth year,
EGGN453 Wastewater Engineering
3 sem hrs.
the student is awarded an Engineering Physics BS. Students
EGGN454 Water Supply Engineering
3 sem hrs.
in this program are automatically entered into the Engineer-
EGGN457 Site Remediation Engineering
3 sem hrs.
ing Systems Masters degree program. Just as any graduate
ESGN462 Solid Waste Minimization
3 sem hrs.
student, it is possible for them to graduate in one year (non-
ESGN463 Industrial Waste: Recycling and Marketing 3 sem hrs.
thesis option) with a Masters of Engineering in Engineering
Mechanical
Systems degree.
A twelve (ASI) or eighteen hour (minor) sequence must
be selected from:
Students must apply to enter this program in their mid-
Sophomore or beginning Junior year. To complete the
Thermal / Fluid Systems
undergraduate portion of the program, students must take
EGGN351 Fluid Mechanics
3 sem hrs.
the classes indicated by the “typical” class sequence for the
EGGN403 Thermodynamics II
3 sem hrs.
appropriate track, maintain a B average, find an appropriate
EGGN408 Intro. to Offshore Technology
3 sem hrs.
Senior Design project that can lead into a Masters report or
EGGN471 Heat Transfer
3 sem hrs.
a Masters thesis by the start of the Senior year, and find a
EGGN473 Fluid Mechanics II
3 sem hrs.
Division of Engineering advisor by the start of the Senior
Design
year and make sure that he/she agrees with the subject and
EGGN411 Machine Design
3 sem hrs.
scope of the Senior Design project. At the beginning of the
EGGN413 Computer-Aided Engineering
3 sem hrs.
Senior year, a pro forma graduate school application is
EGGN400 Introduction to Robotics
3 sem hrs.
submitted and as long as the undergraduate portion of the
EGGN407 Feedback Control Systems
3 sem hrs.
program is successfully completed, the student is admitted
EGGN422 Advanced Mechanics of Materials
3 sem hrs.
to the Engineering Systems graduate program.
For a minor in Design, 3 additional semester hours are to
Interested students can obtain additional information and
be selected from the Thermal / Fluid Systems area.
detailed curricula from the Division of Engineering or the
Physics Department.
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CHGN302 Introduction to Environmental Chemistry
Environmental Science
GEGN467 Groundwater Engineering
GEGN470 Ground-Water Engineering Design
and Engineering
GEOC407 Atmosphere, Weather and Climate
ROBERT SIEGRIST, Professor and Interim Division Director
GEOC408 Introduction to Oceanography
BRUCE D. HONEYMAN, Professor
GPGN494 Physics of the Earth
TISSA ILLANGASEKARE, Professor and
PHGN404 Physics of the Environment
AMAX Distinguished Chair
Students should review the restrictions currently placed
PHILIPPE ROSS, Professor
on all Minor and ASI programs at CSM by consulting the
RONALD R.H. COHEN, Associate Professor
Description of Undergraduate Programs; Minor Programs/
JOHN C. EMERICK, Associate Professor
Area of Special Interest section of this bulletin. Note
LINDA A. FIGUEROA, Associate Professor
particularly the limitations on the number of hours, which
KENNETH E. KOLM, Associate Professor
may be taken at the 100 or 200 level or in the students
DIANNE AHMANN, Assistant Professor
degree-granting department when planning a Minor
JUNKO MUNAKATA MARR, Assistant Professor
Program. In addition to ESGN courses and courses listed
ROBERT F. HOLUB, Research Professor
above one course from the list below may be applied to the
MICHAEL SEIBERT, Research Professor
ESE Minor program (the list below is not applicable to the
MARIA L. GHIRARDI, Research Associate Professor
ESE ASI Program):
MATTHIAS KOHLER, Research Associate Professor
EBGN470 Environmental Economics
Program Description
LISS364 Engineering, Science and Technology
LISS431 Global Environmental Issues
The Environmental Science and Engineering (ESE)
LISS460 Technology and Wilderness
Division offers specialty and minor programs in Environ-
LISS480 Environmental Politics and Policy
mental Science and Engineering. ESE provides an under-
LISS482 Water Politics and Policy
graduate curriculum leading to a Minor (18 hours) or an
Area of Special Interest (ASI) (12 hours).
Undergraduates considering the ESE Minor or ASI
Programs should note that hours applied to these ESE
Environmental Engineering Specialty in the
Programs may also satisfy general science, engineering,
Engineering Division
humanities or Senior Seminar requirements specific to your
See entries in this Bulletin under Engineering and the
degree-granting department. Undergraduates who choose to
degree program leading to the BS in Engineering with a
pursue an ESE Minor or ASI should complete a Minor
Specialty in Environmental Engineering. This undergraduate
Declaration form (available from the Registrar’s office).
Specialty is supported by the Environmental Science and
The Minor Declaration Form serves as a Curriculum Plan
Engineering Division.
for the ESE Minor and ASI Programs (this plan can be
Environmental Science and Engineering Minor
changed at any time with the approval of the students
and ASI
degree-granting department and the ESE Division). Further
details concerning the ESE Minor and ASI Programs can be
All students pursuing the ESE Minor or ASI are required
obtained from the ESE Division.
to take ESGN353 and ESGN354. Any course offered by the
ESE Division (all ESGN numbered courses) may be applied
to the ESE Minor or ASI. In addition, courses offered by
other academic departments may be applied, with approval,
to the ESE Minor or ASI. Examples of such courses are
listed below:
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Geology and Geological
out the four year program, beginning in Design I (Freshman
year) and ending with the capstone design courses in the
Engineering
senior year. The program is accredited by the Engineering
Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for
MURRAY W. HITZMAN, Professor, Charles F. Fogarty Professor
Engineering and Technology, 111 Market Place, Suite 1050,
of Economic Geology, and Interim Department Head
Baltimore, MD 21202-4012, telephone (410) 347-7700.
WENDY J. HARRISON, Professor
Students have the background to take the Fundamentals of
NEIL F. HURLEY, Professor, Charles Boettcher Distinguished
Engineering Exam, the first step in becoming a registered
Chair in Petroleum Geology
Professional Engineer.
KEENAN LEE, Professor
Graduates follow five general career paths:
EILEEN POETER, Professor
SAMUEL B. ROMBERGER, Professor
Engineering Geology and Geotechnics. Careers in site
A. KEITH TURNER, Professor
investigation, design and stabilization of foundations or
JOHN E. WARME, Professor
slopes; site characterization, design, construction and
RICHARD F. WENDLANDT, Professor
remediation of waste disposal sites or contaminated sites;
L. GRAHAM CLOSS, Associate Professor
and assessment of geologic hazards for civil, mining or
TIMOTHY A. CROSS, Associate Professor
environmental engineering projects.
JOHN B. CURTIS, Associate Professor
Ground-Water Engineering. Careers in assessment and
MICHAEL A. GARDNER, Associate Professor
remediation of ground-water contamination, design of
JERRY D. HIGGINS, Associate Professor
ground-water control facilities for geotechnical projects and
GREGORY S. HOLDEN, Associate Professor and Assistant
exploration for and development of ground-water supplies.
Department Head
JOHN D. HUMPHREY, Associate Professor
Petroleum Exploration and Development Engineer-
PAUL SANTE, Associate Professor
ing. Careers in search for and development of oil, gas and
ERIC P. NELSON, Associate Professor
coal and their efficient extraction.
JOHN E. McCRAY, Assistant Professor
Mineral Exploration and Development Engineering.
RICHARD H. DEVOTO, Professor Emeritus
Careers in search for and development of natural deposits of
JOSEPH J. FINNEY, Professor Emeritus
metals, industrial materials and rock aggregate.
THOMAS L.T. GROSE, Professor Emeritus
Geological Science. Students are also well prepared to
JOHN D. HAUN, Professor Emeritus
pursue careers in basic geoscience. Graduates have become
RICHARD W. HUTCHINSON, Professor Emeritus
experts in fields as divergent as global climate change, the
KARL R. NEWMAN, Professor Emeritus
early history of the Earth, planetary science, fractal
ROBERT J. WEIMER, Professor Emeritus
representation of ground-water flow and simulation of
Program Description
sedimentary rock sequences, to name a few. Careers are
A Bachelor of Science degree in Geological Engineering
available in research and education.
is the basis for careers concentrating on the interaction of
The curriculum may be followed along two concentra-
humans and the earth. Geological Engineers deal with a
tion paths with slightly different upper division require-
wide variety of the resource and environmental problems
ments. Both concentrations are identical in the first two
that come with accommodating more and more people on a
years as students study basic science, mathematics,
finite planet. Geologic hazards and conditions must be
engineering science, and geological science. In the junior
recognized and considered in the location and design of
year those students pursuing careers in ground-water
foundations for buildings, roads and other structures; waste
engineering, engineering geology and geotechnics, or
disposal facilities must be properly located, designed and
geoenvironmental engineering applications follow the
constructed; contaminated sites and ground water must be
Environmental, Engineering Geology and Geotechnics, and
accurately characterized before cleanup can be accom-
Ground-Water Engineering Concentration. Students
plished; water supplies must be located, developed and
anticipating careers in resource exploration and develop-
protected; and new mineral and energy resources must be
ment or who expect to pursue graduate studies in geological
located and developed in an environmentally sound manner.
sciences follow the Mineral and Fuels Exploration Engi-
Geological Engineers are the professionals trained to meet
neering Concentration.
these challenges.
At all levels the Geological Engineering Program
The Geological Engineering curriculum provides a
emphasizes laboratory and field experience. All courses
strong foundation in the basic sciences, mathematics,
have a laboratory session, and after the junior year students
geological science and basic engineering along with
participate in a field course, which is six weeks of geologic
specialized upper level instruction in integrated applications
and engineering mapping and direct observation. The course
to real problems. Engineering design is integrated through-
involves considerable time outdoors in the mountains and
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canyons of Utah and southwestern Colorado.
a technical capacity and communicating with others in an
international geoscience and geoengineering arena.
At the senior level, students begin to focus on a career
path by taking course sequences in at least two areas of
Graduates should practice ethical behavior and
geological engineering specialization. The course se-
integrity, and they should function such that their society
quences begin with a 4 unit course in the fundamentals of a
benefits from their work in the geosciences and
field of geological engineering which is followed by a 3 unit
geoengineering disciplines.
design-oriented course that emphasizes experience in direct
Program Requirements
application of principles through design projects.
In order to achieve the program goals listed above, every
Students interested in careers in Geological Engineer-
student working towards the Bachelor of Science Degree in
ing are encouraged to enroll in a one unit Spring course
Geological Engineering must complete the following
(GEOL 102) entitled “Careers in Geological Engineering”.
requirements:
The course, a series of presentations by faculty and outside
1. CSM Freshman Common Core - 33 sem hrs.
professionals on all aspects of these careers, is designed to
2. Mathematics, Physics and Computer Science (beyond
provide students with the background necessary to make
Freshman year) - 16.5 sem hrs.
informed career decisions. All students are invited to
3. Earth Systems Engr & Design II (GE Option) - 6 sem hrs.
participate.
4. Basic Geoscience - 19 to 23 sem hrs.
Program Goals (Bachelor of Science in
5. Basic Engineering Sciences - 12 sem hrs.
Geological Engineering)
6. Geological Engineering Field Methods - 8 sem hrs.
In addition to achieving the goals described in the CSM
7. Geological Engineering and related engineering topics -
Graduate Profile and the ABET Accreditation Criteria, the
24 to 28 sem hrs.
Geological Engineering Program at CSM has established the
8. Humanities & Social Sciences (beyond Freshman yr) - 15
following goals:
sem hrs.
Graduates of the Department should have depth and
9. Free Electives - 9 sem hrs.
breadth in one or more of the following fields: ground-water
Degree Requirements (Geological Engineering)
engineering, engineering geology and geotechnics, environ-
Sophomore Year Fall Semester
lec.lab. sem. hrs.
mental geology, and natural resource exploration and
SYGN201 Engineered Earth Systems
2 3
3
development. They should have the knowledge and
MACS213 Calc. for Scientists & Engn’rs III
4
4
experience to recognize problems and design solutions
PHGN200 Physics II
3.5 3
4.5
through application of scientific and engineering principles
DCGN241 Statics
3
3
and methods.
SYGN200 Human Systems
3
3
Graduates must have the communication skills which
PAGN201 Physical Education III
2
0.5
permit them to convey technical information, geoscience
Total
18
and geoengineering concepts, and results of technical
Sophomore Year Spring Semester
lec.lab. sem. hrs.
studies to peers and the lay public. Communication skills
EPICS251 Design II
2 3
3
include oral, written and graphic presentations, computer-
GEOL212 Mineralogy
2 3
3
based retrieval, manipulation and analysis of technical
GEOL201 Hist. Geology and Paleontology
3 3
4
information, and general computer literacy.
MACS312 Differential Equations
2
2
Graduates should appreciate and respect the characteris-
MACS261 Computer Programming Concepts
3
3
tics and worth of leadership and teamwork, and should
EGGN320 Mechanics of Materials
3
3
possess the attitude that teamwork and cooperation are
PAGN202 Physical Education IV
2
0.5
equally important values as leadership.
Total
18.5
Following the sophomore year, Geological Engineering students
Graduates should have the skills and desire, as well as
choose from one of two concentrations: 1. Minerals and Fuels
technical breadth and depth, to continue their personal and
Exploration Engineering 2. Environmental, Engineering Geology
professional growth through life-long learning. Graduates
and Geotechnics, and Ground-water Engineering
should have the understanding that personal and profes-
Minerals and Fuels Exploration Engineering Concentra-
sional flexibility, creativity, resourcefulness, receptivity and
tion
openness are crucial attributes to continued growth and
Recommended for students intending careers in explora-
success in increasingly diverse, multi-disciplinary technical
tion and development of mineral and fuels resources, or in-
environments.
tending careers in geoscience research and education.
Graduates should appreciate and respect diversity of
Junior Year Fall Semester
lec.lab. sem. hrs.
culture, language, religion, social-political-economic
GEOL221 Optical Mineralogy
2 4
3
systems, approaches toward thinking and analysis, and
GEOL309 Structural Geology
3 3
4
personal preference. They should feel capable of working in
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DCGN209 Introduction to Thermodynamics
3
3
Junior Year Fall Semester
lec. lab. sem. hrs.
EBGN211 Principles of Economics
3
3
GEGN342 Geomorphology
2
3
3
Tech Elective I *
3
3
GEOL309 Structural Geology
3
3
4
Total
16
DCGN209 Introduction to Thermodynamics * 3
3
Junior Year Spring Semester
lec.lab. sem. hrs.
EBGN211 Principles of Economics
3
3
GEOL307 Igneous & Metamorphic Petrology
3 6
5
EGGN361 Soil Mechanics
3
3
GEGN317 Geologic Field Methods
6
2
EGGN363 Soil Mechanics Lab
3
1
GEOL314 Stratigraphy
3 3
4
Total
17
LAIS/EBGN H&SS Cluster Elective I
3
3
*Students in this concentration may substitute EGGN
Tech Elective II *
3
3
371 for DCGN 209 with permission.
EGGN351 Fluid Mechanics
3
3
Junior Year Spring Semester
lec. lab. sem. hrs.
Total
20
GEOL306 Petrology
3
3
4
Summer Field Term
lec.lab. sem. hrs.
GEGN317 Geological Field Methods
6
2
GEGN316 Field Geology
6
6
GEOL314 Stratigraphy
3
3
4
Senior Year Fall Semester
lec.lab. sem. hrs.
LAIS/EBGN H&SS Cluster Elective I
3
3
GEGN4—Option Elective
3 3
4
MNGN321 Rock Mechanics
2
3
3
GEGN4—Option Elective
3 3
4
EGGN351 Fluid Mechanics
3
3
LAIS/EBGN H&SS Cluster Elective II
3
3
Total
19
GPGN311 Survey of Exploration Geophysics** 3 3
4
Summer Field Term
lec. lab. sem. hrs.
Free Elective
3
GEGN316 Field Geology
6
6
Total
18
Senior Year Fall Semester
lec. lab. sem. hrs.
**Other appropriate Applied Geophysics courses may be
GEGN468 Engineering Geology
3
3
4
substituted for GPGN311 with approval of GE Department.
GEGN467 Ground-Water Engineering
3
3
4
Senior Year Spring Semester
lec.lab. sem. hrs.
LAIS/EBGN H&SS Cluster Elective II
3
3
GEGN4—Design Elective
2 3
3
GPGN311 Survey of Exploration Geophysics** 3 3
4
GEGN4—Design Elective
2 3
3
Free Elective
3
3
LAIS/EBGN H&SS Cluster Elective III
3
3
Total
18
MACS323 Probability & Statistics
3
3
Senior Year Spring Semester
lec. lab. sem. hrs.
Free Elective
3
GEGN469 Engineering Geology Design
3
3
Free Elective
3
GEGN470 Ground-Water Engineering Design 3
3
Total
18
LAIS/EBGN H&SS Cluster Elective III
3
3
Degree Total
147.5
MACS323 Probability & Statistics
3
3
Option Electives:
Free Elective
3
3
Students must take TWO of the following four courses.
Free Elective
3
3
GEGN401 Mineral Deposits
4 credits
Total
18
GEGN438 Petroleum Geology
4 credits
Degree Total
147.5
GEGN467 Ground-Water Engineering
4 credits
Students in the Environmental, Engineering Geology
GEGN468 Engineering Geology & Geotechnics
4 credits
and Geotechnics, and Ground-Water Engineering Concen-
Design Electives:
tration may further specialize by utilizing their free elective
Students must take TWO design courses, corresponding
courses to emphasize a specific specialty. Suggested
in subject area to the Option Elective.
courses are presented below and should be selected in
consultation with the student’s advisor. The emphasis area
GEGN403 Mineral Exploration Design
3 credits
is an informal designation only and it will not appear on the
GEGN439 Multi-Disciplinary Petroleum Design
3 credits
transcript.
GEGN469 Engineering Geology Design
3 credits
Engineering Geology and Geotechnics Emphasis:
GEGN470 Ground-Water Engineering Design
3 credits
*Technical Electives I & II: Either MNGN 321 or EGGN 361 is
EGGN464 Foundations
required as ONE of the technical electives. An additional technical
MNGN404 Tunneling
elective must be selected so that the total technical elective credit
MNGN445/446 Open Pit Slope Design
hours are composed of a balance of engineering science and
EBGN421 Engineering Economics
engineering design.
EGGN454 Water Supply Engineering
Environmental, Engineering Geology and Geotechnics,
GEGN442 Advanced Engineering Geomorphology
and Ground-Water Engineering Concentration
GEGN475 Applications of Geographic Information Systems
Recommended for students intending careers in
GEGN499 Independent Study in Engineering Geology
geotechnical engineering, hydrogeology, or other environ-
mental engineering careers.
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Ground-Water Engineering Emphasis:
Geophysics
GEGN481 Advanced Hydrology
GEGN483 Math Modeling of Ground-Water Systems
TERENCE K. YOUNG, Professor and Department Head
EBGN421 Engineering Economics
THOMAS L. DAVIS, Professor
GEGN475 Applications of Geographic Information Systems
ALEXANDER A. KAUFMAN, Professor
GEGN499 Independent Study in Hydrogeology
KENNETH L. LARNER, Charles Henry Green Professor of
Exploration Geophysics
Geological Engineering Minor
GARY R. OLHOEFT, Professor
Students, other than Geological Engineering majors,
MAX PEETERS, Baker Hughes Professor of Petrophysics and
desiring to receive a minor in Geological Engineering must
Borehole Geophysics
complete 18 hours of Geology and Geological Engineering
PHILLIP R. ROMIG, Professor and Dean of Graduate Studies and
courses as follows:
Research
1. SYGN101 Earth and Environmental Systems
JOHN A. SCALES, Professor
2. At least one course from each of the following groups:
ROEL K. SNIEDER, Keck Foundation Professor of Basic
Exploration Science
Petrology/Mineralogy
ILYA D. TSVANKIN, Professor
GEOL210 Materials of the Earth or
THOMAS M. BOYD, Associate Professor
GEOL212 Mineralogy and
YAOGUO LI, Associate Professor
GEOL307 Petrology or
NORMAN BLEISTEIN, Research Professor
GEGN306 Petrology
MICHAEL L. BATZLE, Research Associate Professor
Structural Geology
ROBERT D. BENSON, Research Associate Professor
GEOL308 Applied Structural Geology or
VLADIMIR GRECHKA, Research Associate Professor
GEOL309 Structural Geology and
HENGREN XIA, Research Assistant Professor
Tectonics
TIMOTHY NIEBAUER, Adjunct Associate Professor
Stratigraphy
WARREN B. HAMILTON, Distinguished Senior Scientist
PIETER HOEKSTRA, Distinguished Senior Scientist
GEOL314 Stratigraphy or
THOMAS R. LAFEHR, Distinguished Senior Scientist
GEOL315 Sedimentology and Stratigraphy
MISAC N. NABIGHIAN, Distinguished Senior Scientist
3. One senior area elective course can be chosen from the
ADEL ZOHDY, Distinguished Senior Scientist
following:
FRANK A. HADSELL, Professor Emeritus
GEGN401 Mineral Deposits
GUY H. TOWLE, Professor Emeritus
GEGN438 Petroleum Geology
JAMES E. WHITE, Professor Emeritus
GEGN467 Ground-Water Engineering
Program Description
GEGN468 Engineering Geology & Geotechnics
Geophysics entails study of the Earth’s interior through
4. Elective Geology & Geological Engineering courses to
physical measurements collected either at the earth’s
total 18 credits. (Design electives listed below are
surface, in boreholes, from aircraft, or from satellites. Using
strongly recommended.)
a combination of mathematics, physics, geology, chemistry,
GEGN403 Mineral Exploration Design
hydrology, and computer science, both geophysicists and
GEGN439 Multi-Disciplinary Petroleum Design
geophysical engineers analyze these measurements to infer
GEGN469 Engineering Geology Design
properties and processes within the Earth’s complex interior.
GEGN470 Ground-Water Engineering Design
The Earth supplies all materials needed by our society,
Area of Special Interest
serves as the repository of used products, and provides a
An Area of Special Interest (ASI) consists of 12 or more
home to all its inhabitants. Therefore, geophysics and
hours of course work. To receive an ASI, a student must
geophysical engineering have important roles to play in the
take at least 12 hours of a logical sequence of courses, only
solution of challenging problems facing the inhabitants of
three credit hours of which may be at the 100- or 200- level.
this planet. Oil companies and mining firms employ
Additionally a total of not more than three credit hours of
geophysicists to explore for hidden resources around the
the sequence may be specifically required by the degree
world. Geophysical engineers assess the Earth’s near-surface
program in which the student is graduating. For Geological
properties when sites are chosen for large construction
Engineering, ASI students must satisfy item 2 of the
projects and waste-management operations. Geophysical
Geological Engineering minor requirements above, or gain
technology is used in environmental applications such as
written approval of an alternative program.
groundwater surveys and tracking the flow of contaminants.
On the global scale, geophysicists try to understand such
Earth processes as heat flow, gravitational, magnetic,
electric, thermal, and stress fields within the Earth’s interior.
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Founded in 1926, the Department of Geophysics at the
computer-aided instruction areas of the Department of
Colorado School of Mines is the largest department in the
Geophysics are located in the Green Center. The department
Western World that specializes in applied geophysical
maintains equipment for conducting geophysical field
research and education. Even so, with 20 active faculty and
measurements, including magnetometers, gravity meters,
an average class size of 10, students receive individualized
ground-penetrating radar, and instruments for recording
attention in a close-knit community where almost everybody
seismic waves. Students have access to the Department’s
knows each other by name. CSM’s Department of
petrophysics laboratory for measuring properties of porous
Geophysics is one of only two undergraduate geophysical
rocks. Undergraduate students also have their own room
engineering programs in the United States accredited by the
which is equipped with networked PCs and provides a
Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation
friendly environment for work, study, relaxation, and
Board for Engineering and Technology, 111 Market Place,
socializing.
Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202-4012, telephone (410)
Program Goals (Bachelor of Science in
347-7700. Given the interdisciplinary nature of geophysics,
the undergraduate curriculum requires students to become
Geophysical Engineering)
thoroughly familiar with geological, mathematical, and
Geophysical engineers and geophysicists must apply
physical theories in addition to the various geophysical
quantitative techniques to analyze an entity as complex as
methodologies.
the Earth. Geophysical graduates, therefore, require a
special combination of traits and abilities to thrive in this
Traditionally, the resource industry has been, and
discipline. In addition to achieving the goals described in
continues to be, the largest employer of CSM geophysics
the CSM Graduate Profile and the ABET Accreditation
graduates. Within this industry, graduates find employment
Criteria, the Geophysics Program at CSM strives to graduate
with the major oil companies, independent contracting
students who:
companies, and mineral exploration companies that carry
out field data acquisition, processing, and interpretation.
1. Think for themselves and demonstrate the willingness to
Graduates also find employment in engineering and
question conventional formulations of problems, and are
geotechnical industries, government agencies, and the
capable of solving these problems independently.
myriad of small contracting firms specializing in character-
2. Are creative and demonstrate the ability to conceive and
ization of the shallow subsurface of the Earth. For the past
validate new hypotheses, new problem descriptions, and
decade, 100% of CSM’s geophysics graduates have found
new methods for analyzing data.
employment in their chosen field, with about 20% choosing
3. Are good experimentalists and have demonstrated the
to pursue graduate studies.
ability to design and carry out a geophysical field survey
Geophysics Field Camp. Each summer, a base of field
or laboratory experiment and ensure that the recorded
operations is set up for four weeks in the mountains of
data are of the highest-possible quality.
Colorado for students who have completed their junior year.
4. Can deal rationally with uncertainty and have demon-
Students prepare geological maps and cross sections and
strated that they understand that geophysical data are
then use these as the basis for conducting seismic, gravimet-
always incomplete and uncertain; can quantify the
ric, magnetic, and electrical surveys. After acquiring these
uncertainty and recognize when it is not acceptable to
various geophysical datasets, the students process the data
make decisions based on these data.
and develop an interpretation that is consistent with all the
information. In addition to the required four-week program,
5. Have demonstrated qualities that are the foundation of
students can also participate in other diverse field experi-
leadership; know the importance of taking risks, and are
ences. In recent years these have included cruises on seismic
able to make good judgments about the level of risk that
ships in the Gulf of Mexico, studies at an archeological site,
is commensurate with their knowledge, experience, and
investigations at an environmental site, a ground-penetrating
chance of failure; realize that failure is unavoidable if you
radar survey in an active volcano in Hawaii, and a well-
want to learn and grow.
logging school offered by Baker Atlas.
Curriculum
Summer Jobs in Geophysics. In addition to the
Geophysics is an applied and interdisciplinary science,
summer field camp experience, students are given opportu-
hence students must have a strong foundation in physics,
nities every summer throughout their undergraduate career
mathematics, geology and computer sciences. Superim-
to work as summer interns within the industry, at CSM, or
posed on this foundation is a comprehensive body of
for government agencies. Students have recently worked
courses on the theory and practice of geophysical methods.
outdoors with geophysics crews in various parts of the U.S.,
As geophysics and geophysical engineering involve the
South America, and offshore in the Gulf of Mexico.
study and exploration of the entire earth, our graduates have
great opportunities to work anywhere on, and even off, the
The Cecil H. and Ida Green Graduate and Profes-
planet. Therefore, emphasis is placed on electives in the
sional Center. The lecture rooms, laboratories, and
humanities that give students an understanding of interna-
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tional issues and different cultures. To satisfy all these
Senior Year Spring Semester
Lec. Lab Sem. Hrs.
requirements, every student who obtains a Bachelor’s
GPGN432 Formation Evaluation
2
2
3
Degree in Geophysical Engineering at CSM must complete
GPGN494 Physics of the Earth
3
3
the courses in the CSM Core Curriculum plus the following:
**Electives
9
9
Total
15
Degree Requirements (Geophysical Engineering)
*The preferred semester for MACS261 is in the Fall. Students who
Sophomore Year Fall Semester
Lec. Lab Sem. Hrs
do not choose the Geophysics major until the Spring, however, can
EBGN211 Principles of Economics
3
3
take MACS261 in the Spring, in exchange with HSS-III.
MACS213 Calculus for Scientists
**Electives must include at least 9 hours in an approved HSS
& Engineers III
4
4
Cluster. The Department of Geophysics encourages its students to
*MACS261 Computer Programming Concepts 3
3
consider organizing their electives to form a Minor or an Area of
PAGN201 Physical Education
2
0.5
Special Interest (ASI). A guide suggesting various Minor and ASI
PHGN200 Physics II
3.5 3
4.5
programs can be obtained from the Department office.
SYGN201 Engineered Earth Systems
2
3
3
***Students must take at least one of the three Advanced
Geophysical Methods electives: GPGN414, GPGN422, and
Total
18
GPGN452.
Sophomore Year Spring Semester
Lec. Lab Sem.Hrs
****Differential Equations (MACS315) should be taken before or
EPIC251 Design II Earth Engineering
2 3
3
concurrently with Applied Mathematics for Geophysicists
GEOL201 Historical Geology & Paleontology 3
3
(GPGN249)
GPGN210 Materials of the Earth
3 3
4
*****Students are encouraged to substitute a second advanced GP
****GPGN249 Applied Math for Geophysics 3
3
methods for electrical circuits, DGGN381.
****MACS315 Differential Equations
3
3
******Take either GPGN439 or 438. The multidisciplinary design
PAGN202 Physical Education
2
0.5
course GPGN439 is strongly recommended for students interested
SYGN200 Human Systems
3
3
in Petroleum Exploration and Production. GPGN438 can be a 2
Total
19.5
semester course, in which case a PRG grade will be used at the end
Junior Year Fall Semester
Lec. Lab Sem. Hrs.
of the Fall semester, and 3 credit hours and a grade will be given at
GEOL309 Structural Geology and Tectonics
3
3
4
course completion.
GPGN303 Introduction to Gravity
Minor in Geophysics/Geophysical Engineering
and Magnetic Methods
3
3
4
Geophysics plays an important role in many aspects of
GPGN315 Field Methods for Geophysicists
6
2
civil engineering, petroleum engineering, mechanical
GPGN320 Continuum Mechanics
3
3
engineering, and mining engineering, as well as mathemat-
GPGN321 Theory of Fields I: Static Fields
3
3
ics, physics, geology, chemistry, hydrology, and computer
**Elective
3
3
science. Given the natural connections between these
Total
19
various fields and geophysics, it may be of interest for
Junior Year Spring Semester
Lec. Lab Sem. Hrs.
students in other majors to consider choosing to minor in
GEOL314 Stratigraphy
3
3
4
geophysics, or to choose geophysics as an area of specializa-
GPGN302 Introduction to Seismic Methods
3
3
4
tion. The core of courses taken to satisfy the minor
GPGN306 Linear Systems Analysis
3
3
requirement must include some of the following geophysics
GPGN308 Introduction to Electrical and
methods courses.
Electromagnetic Methods
3
3
4
GPGN210, Materials of the Earth
GPGN322 Theory of Fields II:
GPGN302, Seismic Methods
Time Varying Fields
3
3
Total
18
GPGN303, Gravity and Magnetic Methods
Summer Session
Lec. Lab Sem. Hrs.
GPGN308, Electrical and Electromagnetic Methods
GPGN386 Geophysics Field Camp
4
4
GPGN419, Well Log Analysis and Formation Evaluation
Total
4
Senior Year Fall Semester
Lec. Lab Sem. Hrs.
The remaining hours can be satisfied by a combination
*****DCGN381 Electrical Circuits
3
3
of other geophysics courses, as well as courses in geology,
GPGN404 Digital Systems Analysis
3
3
mathematics, and computer science depending on the
***GPGN Advanced Geophysical Methods
student’s major.
Elective
3
3
4
Students should consult with the Department of
******GPGN438/439 Senior Design/Thesis
3
3
Geophysics to get their sequence of courses approved before
**Electives
6
6
embarking on a minor program.
Total
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Liberal Arts and
The Liberal Arts and International Studies Division
provides students with an understanding of the cultural,
International Studies
philosophical, social, political, environmental, and eco-
nomic contexts in which science and engineering function.
ARTHUR B. SACKS, Professor and Division Director
LAIS offerings enable students to learn how their responsi-
ROBERT L. FRODEMAN,
bilities extend beyond the technical mastery of science and
2001-2002 Hennebach Visiting Professor
technology to the consequences for human society and the
CARL MITCHAM, Professor
rest of life on Earth. Because of those larger responsibili-
BARBARA M. OLDS, Professor and Associate Vice President
ties, the LAIS mission includes preparing students for
for Academic Affairs
effective political and social thought and action.
EUL-SOO PANG, Professor
Liberal arts exist for their intrinsic value. They are the
JAMES V. JESUDASON, Associate Professor
arts of the free mind developing its powers for their own
KATHLEEN H. OCHS, Associate Professor
sake; they are the basis for the free, liberal, unhindered
LAURA J. PANG, Associate Professor
development of intellect and imagination addressing
KAREN B. WILEY, Associate Professor
intrinsically worthy concerns. They are essential for
HUSSEIN A. AMERY, Assistant Professor
preserving an open, creative and responsible society. The
JUAN E. de CASTRO, Assistant Professor
liberal arts include philosophy, literature, language, history,
JOHN R. HEILBRUNN, Assistant Professor
political science, the creative arts and the social sciences
ROBERT KLIMEK, Lecturer
generally.
TONYA LEFTON, Lecturer
JON LEYDENS, Lecturer and Writing Program Administrator
International Studies applies the liberal arts to the study
JAMES LOUGH, Lecturer
of international political economy, which is the interplay
SUZANNE M. NORTHCOTE, Lecturer
between economic, political, cultural, historical, and
SANDRA WOODSON, Lecturer
environmental forces that shape the relations among the
BETTY J. CANNON, Emeritus Associate Professor
world’s developed and developing areas. International
W. JOHN CIESLEWICZ, Emeritus Professor
Studies focus especially on the role of the state and the
DONALD I. DICKINSON, Emeritus Professor
market.
WILTON ECKLEY, Emeritus Professor
The LAIS mission is crucial to defining the implications
PETER HARTLEY, Emeritus Associate Professor
of CSM’s commitment to stewardship of the Earth and to
T. GRAHAM HEREFORD, Emeritus Professor
the permanent sustainability of both social organization and
JOHN A. HOGAN, Emeritus Professor
environmental resources and systems that such a commit-
GEORGE W. JOHNSON, Emeritus Professor
ment requires. A good foundation in the subjects provided
ANTON G. PEGIS, Emeritus Professor
by the LAIS Division is essential for graduating men and
JOSEPH D. SNEED, Emeritus Professor
women who can provide the technical means for society’s
RONALD V. WIEDENHOEFT, Emeritus Professor
material needs in a manner that leaves posterity at an
THOMAS PHILIPOSE, University Emeritus Professor
undiminished level of both social and environmental quality.
Program Description
As a service to the CSM community, the LAIS Division
The Division of Liberal Arts and International Studies
operates the LAIS Writing Center, which provides students
(LAIS) does not offer an undergraduate degree, but instead
with instruction tailored to their individual writing prob-
offers a curriculum comprising a coherent sequence in the
lems, and faculty with support for Writing Across the
humanities and social sciences appropriate to a CSM
Curriculum.
education. The LAIS curriculum includes two core courses
Program Goals
(LIHU100, Nature and Human Values, and SYGN200
The course work in the Division of Liberal Arts and
Human Systems) and additional course work in one of four
International Studies is designed to help CSM develop in
thematic clusters (See Cluster Requirements). To complete
students the ability to:
the humanities and social science requirements of the core,
students also take EBGN211, Principles of Economics,
engage in life-long learning and
offered by the Division of Economics and Business. The
recognize the value of doing so by acquiring:
focus of the entire core is human-environment interactions,
the broad education necessary to:
and acknowledges that human systems are embedded in and
a) understand the impact of engineering solutions in
dependent on environmental systems. This theme is
contemporary, global, international, societal, and
consistent with the mission of CSM, with the mission of
ethical contexts;
LAIS, and with the goals of the CSM Graduate Profile. The
b) understand the role of Humanities and Social
three electives are organized in clusters designed to increase
Sciences in identifying, formulating, and solving
depth of learning.
engineering problems;
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c) prepare people to live and work in a complex world;
2. Three of the 9 credit-hours must be a 400-level LIHU or
d) understand the meaning and implications of
LISS course, or a 400-level EBGN course with a policy
“stewardship of the Earth;”
focus as indicated in the clusters lists.
e) to communicate effectively in writing and orally.
3. Single majors in Economics must take all 9 credit-hours
Curriculum
from LAIS.
Key to courses offered by the LAIS Division:
4. Students other than single majors in Economics may
take up to 6 credit-hours in EBGN.
LICM Communication
LIFL
Foreign Language
HUMANKIND AND VALUES
LIHU
Humanities
LIHU300 Journey Motif in Modern Literature
LIMU Music
LIHU301 Writing Fiction
LIHN
McBride Honors
LIHU310 Engineering as a Human Pursuit
LISS
Social Sciences
LIHU330 Western Civilization since the Renaissance
SYGN Systems
LIHU334Literary Heritage of the Western World
CSM students in all majors must take 19 credit-hours
LIHU338 Art, Architecture, and Cities
in humanities and social science courses. These courses are
LIHU339 Musical Traditions of the Western World
housed in the Division of Liberal Arts and International
LIHU375 Patterns of American Culture
Studies (LAIS) and the Division of Economics and Business
LIHU398 Special Topics (contact LAIS for qualifying
(EB). The student’s program in humanities and social
topics in a given semester)
sciences must demonstrate both breadth and depth and
LIHU401 The American Dream: Illusion or Reality?
cannot be limited to a selection of unrelated introductory
LIHU402 Heroes and Anti-Heroes
courses.
LIHU403 Mythology
LIHU404 Transcendent Vision
Ten of the 19 hours are specified: LIHU100, Nature
LIHU470 Becoming American: Literary Perspectives
and Human Values (4 credit-hours); SYGN200, Human
LIHU480 Urban Quality of Life
Systems (3 credit-hours); and EBGN211, Principles of
LIHU498 Special Topics (contact LAIS for qualifying
Economics (3 credit-hours). The remaining 9 credit-hours
topics in a given semester)
must be chosen from a thematic cluster area (see below.)
LISS300 Cultural Anthropology
Students in the McBride Honors Program must take
LISS312 Introduction to Religions
LIHU100 and EBGN211, but they are exempt from
LISS330 Managing Cultural Differences
SYGN200 and the clusters requirement (see Minor
LISS398 Special Topics (contact LAIS for qualifying
Programs below.)
topics in a given semester)
NOTE: Students may elect to satisfy the economics core
LISS410 Utopias/Dystopias
requirement by taking both EBGN311 and EBGN312
LISS415 Invisible Machine
instead of EBGN211. Students considering a major in
LISS432 Cultural Dynamics of Global Development
economics are advised to take the EBGN311/312
LISS461 Technology and Gender: Issues
sequence instead of taking EBGN211.
LISS474 Constitutional Law and Politics
LISS498 Special Topics (contact LAIS for qualifying
NOTE: Any LAIS course, including Communication and
topics in a given semester)
Music courses, may be taken as a free elective.
SOCIETY AND DECISIONS
NOTE: See the Foreign Languages (LIFL) entry in Section
EBGN311 Principles of Microeconomics
VI description of courses of this Bulletin for the CSM
EBGN312 Principles of Macroeconomics
foreign language policy.
EBGN410 Natural Resource Economics
Required Courses
EBGN430 Energy Economics
LIHU100
Nature and Human Values
4 sem hrs.
EBGN442 Economic Development
EBGN211
Principles of Economics
3 sem hrs.
EBGN470 Environmental Economics
SYGN200
Human Systems
3 sem hrs.
EBGN498 Special Topics (contact LAIS or EB for
LAIS/EBGN H&SS Cluster Electives
9 sem hrs.
qualifying topics in a given semester)
Total
19 sem hrs.
LIHU330 Main Currents in the History of the
Western World
Cluster Requirements
LIHU350 History of War
1. Undergraduate students are required to take a minimum
LIHU360 History of Science and Technology:
of 9 credit-hours from one of the following clusters:
Beginning to 1500
Humankind and Values; Society and Decisions;
LIHU398 Special Topics (contact LAIS for qualifying
Environment, Resources, Science, and Technology; and
topics in a given semester)
International Studies.
LIHU479 The American Military Experience
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LIHU498 Special Topics (contact LAIS for qualifying
INTERNATIONAL STUDIES
topics in a given semester)
EBGN311 Principles of Microeconomics
LISS335 International Political Economy
EBGN312 Principles of Macroeconomics
LISS340 International Political Economy of
EBGN441 International Trade
Latin America
EBGN442 Economic Development
LISS342 International Political Economy of Asia
EBGN498 Special Topics (contact LAIS or EB for
LISS344 International Political Economy of
qualifying topics in a given semester)
the Middle East
LIFLxxx
All LIFL (foreign language) COURSES
LISS351 The History of Eastern Europe and
LISS330
Managing Cultural Differences
Russia since 1914
LISS335
International Political Economy
LISS362 Science and Technology Policy
LISS340
International Political Economy of
LISS372 American Political Experience
Latin America
LISS375 Introduction to Law and Legal Systems
LISS342
International Political Economy of Asia
LISS398 Special Topics (contact LAIS for qualifying
LISS344
International Political Economy of the
topics in a given semester)
Middle East
LISS435 Political Risk Assessment
LISS398
Special Topics (contact LAIS for qualifying
LISS439 Political Risk Assessment Research Seminar
topics in a given semester)
LISS450 American Mining History
LISS430
Globalization
LISS455 Japanese History and Culture
LISS431
Global Environmental Issues
LISS474 Constitutional Law and Politics
LISS432
Cultural Dynamics of Global Development
LISS433
Global Corporations
LISS480 Environmental Politics and Policy
LISS434
International Field Practicum
LISS482 Water Politics and Policy
LISS435
Political Risk Assessment
LISS498 Special Topics (contact LAIS for qualifying
LISS439
Political Risk Assessment Research Seminar
topics in a given semester)
LISS440
Latin American Development
ENVIRONMENT, RESOURCES, SCIENCE,
LISS441
Hemispheric Integration in the Americas
AND TECHNOLOGY
LISS442
Asian Development
EBGN311 Principles of Microeconomics
LISS498
Special Topics (contact LAIS for qualifying
EBGN410 Natural Resource Economics
topics in a given semester)
EBGN430 Energy Economics
Minor Programs
EBGN470 Environmental Economics
The Division of Liberal Arts and International Studies
EBGN498 Special Topics (contact LAIS or EB for
offers four minor programs. Students who elect to pursue a
qualifying topics in a given semester)
minor usually will automatically satisfy their cluster
LIHU310 Engineering as a Human Pursuit
requirements. They will also need to use their free elective
LIHU338 Art, Architecture, and Cities
hours to complete a minor. Students may choose to pursue
LIHU360 History of Science and Technology:
an Area of Special Interest (ASI) in any of the minor
Beginning to 1500
programs except the McBride Honors Program. Minors are
LIHU398 Special Topics (contact LAIS for qualifying
a minimum of 18 credit-hours; ASIs are a minimum of 12
topics in a given semester)
credit-hours.
LIHU404 Transcendent Vision
LIHU480 Urban Quality of Life
Prior to the completion of the sophomore year, a student
LIHU498 Special Topics (contact LAIS for qualifying
wishing to declare an LAIS Minor must fill out an LAIS
topics in a given semester)
Minor form (available in the LAIS Office) and obtain
LISS398 Special Topics (contact LAIS for qualifying
approval signatures from the appropriate minor advisor in
topics in a given semester)
LAIS and from the LAIS Director. The student must also
LISS410 Utopias/Dystopias
fill out a Minor/Area of Special Interest Declaration
LISS415 Invisible Machine
(available in the Registrar’s Office) and obtain approval
LISS431 Global Environmental Issues
signatures from the student’s CSM advisor, from the Head
LISS450 American Mining History
or Director of the student’s major department or division,
LISS461 Technology and Gender: Issues
and from the LAIS Director.
LISS480 Environmental Politics and Policy
In addition to the McBride Honors Program, the other
LISS482 Water Politics and Policy
five minors or ASIs available and their advisors are:
LISS498 Special Topics (contact LAIS for qualifying
Environmental Policy Minor.
Dr. Karen Wiley
topics in a given semester)
Humanities Minor. Dr. Juan de Castro
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International Political Economy Minor.
Science, Technology, and Society Minor
Dr. Laura Pang
Program Advisor: Dr. Carl Mitcham. The Science,
Science, Technology, and Society Minor.
Technology, and society (STS) Minor focuses on science
Dr. Carl Mitcham
and technology (or technoscience) in a societal context: how
Undergraduate Individual Minor.
technoscience influences society, and how society influences
Advisor depends on field of study.
technosciences. Courses provide historical and analytical
Students should consult these advisors for the specific
approaches to questions inevitably confronting professional
requirements for these minors.
scientists, engineers, managers, and policy makers in both
Environmental Policy Minor
public and private sectors. Such questions concern, for
Program Advisor: Dr. Karen Wiley. The primary
example, professional ethical responsibilities, intellectual
objective of the Environmental Policy (EP) Minor is to give
property rights, science policy formation, appropriate
students some basic background in the primary skill and
regulatory regimes, assessments of societal impacts, and the
knowledge areas relevant to careers in environmental policy:
roles of technical innovation in economic development or
economics, politics, policy analysis, law, and ethics.
international competitiveness. Students work with the STS
Advisor to tailor a course sequence appropriate to their
Humanities Minor
interests and background.
Program Advisor: Dr. Juan de Castro. The focus in the
Undergraduate Individual Minor
humanities is the memorial record of the human imagination
Program Advisor: Dr. Karen Wiley. Students declaring
and intellect, discovering, recreating, and critically examin-
an Undergraduate Individual Minor in LAIS must choose 19
ing the essential core of experience that sustains the human
restricted elective hours in LAIS in accordance with a
spirit in all adventures of our common life. The making of
coherent rationale reflecting some explicit focus that the
this record appears in various forms of art, including
student wishes to pursue. A student desiring this minor
literature, visual arts, and music, as well as in philosophy
must design it in consultation with a member of the LAIS
and history. The Humanities (HU) Minor offers a variety of
faculty who approves the rationale and the choice of
opportunities to explore the wealth of our heritage.
courses.
Students work with the HU Advisor to design a minor
program appropriate to their interests and background.
The Guy T. McBride, Jr. Honors Program in Public
Affairs for Engineers
International Political Economy Minor
Program Advisor: Dr. Stephen R. Daniel. The McBride
Program Advisor: Dr. Laura Pang. The International
Honors Program (Honors), administered through the
Political Economy (IPE ) Program at CSM was the first
Division of Liberal Arts and International Studies, was
such program in the U.S. designed with the engineering and
instituted in 1978 through a grant from the National
applied science student in mind, and remains one of the very
Endowment for the Humanities. Honors offers a 27-
few international engineering programs with this focus.
semester-hour program of seminars and off-campus
International Political Economy is the study of the interplay
activities that has the primary goal of providing a select
among politics, the economy, and culture. In today’s global
number of engineering students the opportunity to cross the
economy, international engineering and applied science
boundaries of their technical expertise and to gain the
decisions are fundamentally political decisions made by
sensitivity to prove, project, and test the moral and social
sovereign nations. Therefore, International Political
implications of their future professional judgements and
Economy theories and models are often used in evaluating
activities, not only for the particular organizations with
and implementing engineering and science projects. Project
which they will be involved, but also for the nation and the
evaluations and feasibilities now involve the application of
world. To achieve this goal, the program seeks to bring
such IPE methods as political risk assessment and mitiga-
themes from the humanities and the social sciences into the
tion.
engineering curriculum that will encourage in students the
The IPE Program at CSM includes courses focusing on
habits of thought necessary for effective management and
Latin America, Asia, and the Islamic World; courses with a
enlightened leadership.
global focus; and foreign language study. Students may opt
Designed by teams of faculty members from the
for the 19-hour minor or a 22-hour certificate. The
humanities, social sciences, sciences, and engineering, the
certificate is identical to the minor, with the addition of an
curriculum of the McBride Honors Program features the
international field practicum in which the student works
following educational experiences:
abroad in a setting appropriate to his or her major field of
study. Students may also pursue an ASI in International
Small seminars guided by moderator from various
Political Economy.
disciplines.
An interdisciplinary approach that integrates domestic and
A graduate certificate in International Political Economy
global perspectives.
or in Interrnational Political Economy of Resources is also
available; consult the CSM Graduate Bulletin for details.
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Opportunity for one-to-one relationships between faculty
Although the educational experiences in the McBride
and students.
Honors Program are rigorous and demand a high degree of
Opportunity to develop and practice oral and written
persistence from the students, CSM graduates who have
skills.
completed the program have gained positions of their choice
Opportunity to meet and hear visiting scholars.
in industry more easily than others and have been quite
Opportunity to attend the Washington Public Policy
successful in winning admission to high-quality graduate
Seminar (one week in Washington, DC)
and professional schools.
Internship or overseas study.
Minor and Certificate: Students completing the
Social relationships and camaraderie.
program receive a certificate and are recognized as having
A central experience in the program is the Practicum (an
earned a Minor in Public Affairs for Engineers.
internship, overseas study, or public service), which comes
Studio Art: CSM and Red Rocks Community
during the summer following the junior year. Because
engineers and scientists will no doubt continue to assume
College
significant responsibilities as leaders in public and private
In addition to a one-credit elective course in studio art-
sectors, it is essential that CSM students be prepared for
painting offered at CSM through the LAIS Division, CSM
more than the traditional first jobs in industry. Leadership
undergraduate students are eligible to enroll in a broad
and management demand an understanding of the accelerat-
range of one-credit free elective studio art courses offered
ing pace of change that marks the social, political, and
by special, experimental arrangement with Red Rocks
economic currents of society. While the seminars in the
Community College (RRCC).
program are designed to nourish such an understanding, the
Credits earned in studio art courses, at CSM or RRCC,
goal of the internship is to put students into situations where
may not be applied toward meeting either the undergraduate
they may see firsthand the kinds of challenges they will face
“core” or “cluster” requirements in humanities and social
in their professional lives.
sciences at CSM. CSM undergraduates are eligible to take
Foreign study is also possible during the summer of the
as a free elective a maximum of one studio art course per
junior year, either through CSM-sponsored trips if interest
semester offered by RRCC. Tuition for CSM students is
warrants, or through individual plans arranged in consulta-
collected by CSM. No additional tuition is charged, but
tion with the Principal Tutor. The cost for any foreign study
students are required to pay all relevant student fees directly
is the responsibility of the student.
to RRCC.
The McBride Honors Program seeks to enroll students
Specific details concerning any given semester’s RRCC
who can profit most from, and contribute most to, the
studio art offerings, and applications for enrolling in such
learning experiences upon which the program is based, the
courses may be obtained from the Office of the CSM
idea being to bring bright young minds into situations where
Registrar. Students may enroll in the LAIS studio art
they will be challenged not only by the faculty, but also by
painting course, however, using normal registration
their colleagues. Whereas many more conventional honors
procedures to enroll in any regular CSM course.
programs admit students almost exclusively on the basis of
academic record, in the McBride Honors Program test
scores, grade point, and class rank form only part of the
criteria used in the admission process. Students must
demonstrate their leadership potential, versatility of mind,
and writing and speaking abilities through an essay and
through an interview with faculty members.
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program to engage high level undergraduate students in
Mathematical and
problems of practical applicability for potential employers.
Field session is designed to simulate an industrial job or
Computer Sciences
research environment; students work on a project in small
GRAEME FAIRWEATHER, Professor and Department Head
teams, make weekly project reports and present final written
BERNARD BIALECKI, Professor
and oral reports. The close collaboration with potential
JOHN DeSANTO, Professor
employers or professors improves communication between
WILLY A.M. HEREMAN, Professor
field session students and the private sector as well as with
RAGHU KRISHNAPURAM, Professor
sponsors from other disciplines on campus.
PAUL A. MARTIN, Professor
Mathematical and Computer Sciences majors can use a
ALYN P. ROCKWOOD, Professor
twelve credit hour block of free electives to take additional
JUNPING WANG, Professor
courses of special interest to them. This adds to the
BARBARA B. BATH, Associate Professor
flexibility of the program and qualifies students for a wide
TRACY KAY CAMP, Associate Professor
variety of careers.
MAARTEN V. de HOOP, Associate Professor
Any program of this type requires emphasis in study
DINESH MEHTA, Associate Professor
areas which utilize the special skills of the Department.
WILLIAM C. NAVIDI, Associate Professor
These areas are:
ROBERT G. UNDERWOOD, Associate Professor
ERIK S. VAN VLECK, Associate Professor
Applied Mathematics: Classical scattering theory,
JAE YOUNG LEE, Assistant Professor
dynamical systems, nonlinear partial differential equa-
BARBARA M. MOSKAL, Assistant Professor
tions, numerical analysis, seismic inversion methods,
LUIS TENORIO, Assistant Professor
symbolic computing, and mathematics education.
HUGH KING, Senior Lecturer
Applied Computer Sciences: Artificial intelligence, neural
TERI WOODINGTON Lecturer
networks, parallel processing, pattern recognition,
WILLIAM R. ASTLE, Professor Emeritus
computer vision, computer graphics, databases, and
NORMAN BLEISTEIN, Professor Emeritus
fuzzy set theory.
ARDEL J. BOES, Professor Emeritus
Applied Statistics: Stochastic modeling, Monte Carlo
STEVEN PRUESS, Professor Emeritus
methods, biostatistics, statistical genetics, statistical
RUTH MAURER, Associate Professor Emeritus
methods in cosmology, and inverse problems.
Program Description
Program Goals and Objectives (Bachelor of
The Mathematical and Computer Sciences Department
Science in Mathematical and Computer
(MCS) offers an undergraduate degree in which the student
Sciences)
may select a program in the mathematical and computer
Develop technical expertise within mathematics/
sciences. There are two tracks: one is Mathematical and
computer sciences, by
Computer Sciences with an emphasis on modeling, analysis
Designing and implementing systems and solutions
and computation, the other is the computer sciences option.
within mathematics/computer sciences;
Either track offers a unique opportunity to study mathemati-
cal and computer sciences in an engineering environment.
Using appropriate technology as a tool to solve
Both tracks emphasize technical competence, problem
problems in mathematics/computer sciences;
solving, team work, projects, relation to other disciplines,
Creating efficient algorithms and well structured
and verbal, written, and graphical skills.
programs.
Develop breadth and depth of knowledge within
The department provides the teaching skills and
mathematics/computer sciences, by
technical expertise to develop mathematical and computer
Extending course material to solve original problems;
sciences capabilities for all Colorado School of Mines
students. In addition, MCS programs support targeted
Applying knowledge of mathematics/computer
undergraduate majors in mathematical and computer
sciences;
sciences and also graduate degree programs relevant to
Identifying, formulating and solving mathematics/
mathematical and computer sciences aspects of the CSM
computer sciences problems;
mission.
Analyzing and interpreting data.
In the broad sense, these programs stress the develop-
Develop an understanding and appreciation of the
ment of practical applications techniques to enhance the
relationship of mathematics/computer sciences to other
overall attractiveness of mathematical and computer
fields, by
sciences majors to a wide range of employers in industry.
Applying mathematics/computer sciences to solve
More specifically, we utilize a summer “field session”
problems in other fields;
Working cooperatively in multi-disciplinary teams;
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Choosing appropriate technology to solve problems in
Junior Year Fall Semester
lec. lab. sem. hrs.
other disciplines.
MACS306 Software Engineering
3
3
Communicate mathematics/computer sciences effec-
MACS323 Prob. and Statistics for Engineers
3
3
tively, by
Free Elective
3
3
Communicating orally;
SYGN200 Human Systems
3
3
Communicating in writing;
Technical Area of Special Interest
3
3
Total
15
Working cooperatively in teams;
Junior Year Spring Semester
lec. lab. sem. hrs.
Creating well documented and well structured
MACS333 Intro. to Mathematical Modeling
3
3
programs;
MACS358 Discrete Math & Algeb. Struct.
3
3
Understanding and interpreting written material in
MACS—Mathematics Elective
3
3
mathematics/computer sciences.
LAIS/EBGN H&SS Cluster Elective I
3
3
Curriculum
Free Elective
3
3
The calculus sequence emphasizes mathematics applied
Technical Area of Special Interest
3
3
to problems students are likely to see in other fields. This
Total
18
supports the curricula in other programs where mathematics
Summer Field Session
lec. lab. sem. hrs.
is important, and assists students who are underprepared in
MACS370 Field Course (six weeks)
6
mathematics. Priorities in the mathematics curriculum
Total
6
include:
Senior Year Fall Semester
lec. lab. sem. hrs.
applied problems in the mathematics courses and
MACS401 Applied Analysis
3
3
MACS440 Parallel Comp. for Sci. and Eng.
3
3
ready utilization of mathematics in the science and
MACS461 Senior Seminar
1
1
engineering courses.
LAIS/EBGN H&SS Cluster Elective II
3
3
This emphasis on the utilization of mathematics and
MACS—Mathematics Elective
3
3
computer sciences continues through the upper division
Technical Area of Special Interest
3
3
courses. Another aspect of the curriculum is the use of a
Total
16
spiraling mode of learning in which concepts are revisited to
Senior Year Spring Semester
lec. lab. sem. hrs.
deepen the students’ understanding. The applications, team
MACS407 Intro to Scientific Computing
3
3
work, assessment, and communications emphasis directly
MACS462 Senior Seminar
1
1
address ABET criteria and the CSM graduate profile. The
MACS—Mathematics Elective
3
3
curriculum offers two study options, one in modeling,
LAIS/EBGN H&SS Cluster Elective III
3
3
analysis and computation, and the other in computer
Free Elective
3
3
science.
Technical Area of Special Interest
3
3
Total
16
Degree Requirements (Mathematical and
Degree Total
137.5
Computer Sciences)
Computer Sciences Option
Modeling, Analysis and Computation Option
Sophomore Year Fall Semester
lec. lab. sem. hrs.
Sophomore Year Fall Semester
lec. lab. sem. hrs.
MACS213 Calc. for Scientists & Engn’rs III
4
4
MACS213 Calc. for Scientists & Engn’rs III
4
4
MACS261 Computer Program’ng Concepts
3
3
MACS261 Computer Programming Concepts 3
3
EPIC251 Design II
3
1
3
EPIC251 Design II
2
3
3
PHGN200 Physics II
3
3
4.5
PHGN200 Physics II
3.5 3
4.5
EBGN211 Principles of Economics/
3
3
*EBGN211 Principles of Economics/
3
3
SYGN201/202
SYGN201/202
PAGN201 Physical Education III
2
0.5
PAGN201 Physical Education III
2
0.5
Total
18
Total
18
Sophomore Year Spring Semester
lec. lab. sem. hrs.
Sophomore Year Spring Semester
lec. lab. sem. hrs.
MACS262 Data Structures
3
3
MACS262 Data Structures
3
3
MACS315 Differential Equations
3
3
MACS315 Differential Equations
3
3
MACS332 Linear Algebra
3
3
MACS332 Linear Algebra
3
3
*SYGN201/202 Human Systems/EBGN211
3
3
*SYGN201/202 Human Systems/EBGN211
3
3
Free Elective
3
3
Free Elective
3
3
PAGN202 Physical Education IV
2
0.5
PAGN202 Physical Education IV
2
0.5
Total
15.5
Total
15.5
*Student can choose order of EBGN211 and SYGN201/202
*Student can choose order of EBGN211 and SYGN201/202
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Junior Year Fall Semester
lec. lab. sem. hrs.
MACS306 Software Engineering
3
3
Metallurgical and
MACS323 Prob. and Stat. for Engineers
3
3
MACS341 Mach. Org. & Assembly Lang. Prog. 3
3
Materials Engineering
SYGN200 Human Systems
3
3
JOHN J. MOORE, Trustees Professor and Department Head
Technical Area of Special Interest
3
3
GLEN R. EDWARDS, Professor
Total
15
JOHN P. HAGER, Hazen Research Inc.Professor
Junior Year Spring Semester
lec. lab. sem. hrs.
STEPHEN LIU, Professor
MACS442 Operating Systems
3
3
GERARD P. MARTINS, Professor
MACS358 Discrete Math & Algebraic Struct. 3
3
DAVID K. MATLOCK, Charles S. Fogarty Professor
Free electives
6
6
BRAJENDRA MISHRA, Professor
LAIS/EBGN H&SS Cluster Elective I
3
3
DAVID L. OLSON, John H. Moore Distinguished Professor
Technical Area of Special Interest
3
3
DENNIS W. READEY, Herman F. Coors Distinguished Professor
Total
18
JOHN G. SPEER, Professor
Summer Field Session
lec. lab. sem. hrs.
CHESTER J. VANTYNE, FIERP Professor
MACS370 Field Course (six weeks)
6
ROBERT H. FROST, Associate Professor
Total
6
HANS-JOACHIM KLEEBE, Associate Professor
Senior Year Fall Semester
lec. lab. sem. hrs.
IVAR E. REIMANIS, Associate Professor
MACS400 Princ. of Programming Languages 3
3
STEVEN W. THOMPSON, Associate Professor
MACS407 Intro to Scientific Computing
3
3
KELLY T. MILLER, Assistant Professor
MACS461 Senior Seminar
1
1
FREDERICK J. FRAIKOR, Research Professor
MACS Computer Science Electives
3
3
JOHN P. WISE, Research Assistant Professor
LAIS/EBGN H&SS Cluster Elective II
3
3
GEORGE S. ANSELL, President and Professor Emeritus
Technical Area of Special Interest
3
3
W. REX BULL, Professor Emeritus
Total
16
GERALD L. DePOORTER, Associate Professor Emeritus
Senior Year Spring Semester
lec. lab. sem. hrs.
GEORGE KRAUSS, University Professor Emeritus
MACS406 Dsgn. & Analysis of Algorithms
3
3
WILLIAM M. MUELLER, Vice President for Academic Affairs
MACS462 Senior Seminar
1
1
Emeritus and Professor Emeritus
MACS Computer Science Elective
3
3
Program Description
LAIS/EBGN H&SS Cluster Elective III
3
3
Metallurgical and materials engineering plays a role in
Free elective
3
3
all manufacturing processes which convert raw materials
Technical Area of Special Interest
3
3
into useful products adapted to human needs. The primary
Total
16
objective of the Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
Degree Total
137.5
program is to provide undergraduates with a fundamental
Minors in Mathematical and Computer Sciences
knowledge-base associated with materials-processing, their
For an Area of Special Interest in Mathematical
properties, and their selection and application. Upon
Sciences, the student should take the following:
graduation, students would have acquired and developed the
MACS323 Probability and Statistics for Engineers
necessary background and skills for successful careers in the
MACS332 Linear Algebra
materials-related industries. Furthermore, the benefits of
MACS333 Introduction to Mathematical Modeling
continued education toward graduate degrees and other
MACS407 Introduction to Scientific Computing
avenues, and the pursuit of knowledge in other disciplines
For the Minor, in addition the student should take:
should be well inculcated.
MACS261 Computer Programming Concepts
The emphasis in the Department is on materials
MACS4XX One additional 400-level course
processing operations which encompass: the conversion of
For an Area of Special Interest in Computer Sciences,
mineral and chemical resources into metallic, ceramic or
the student should take the following:
polymeric materials; the synthesis of new materials; refining
MACS262 Data Structures
and processing to produce high performance materials for
MACS306 Software Engineering
applications from consumer products to aerospace and
MACS341 Machine Organization and Assembly Language
electronics, the development of mechanical, chemical and
Programming
physical properties of materials related to their processing
MACS406 Design and Analysis of Algorithms or
and structure, the selection of materials for specific
MACS407 Introduction to Scientific Computing
applications.
For the Minor, in addition the student should take two
The metallurgical and materials engineering discipline is
400-level courses, which may not be computer languages
founded on fundamentals in chemistry, mathematics and
transferred from another university.
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physics which contribute to building the knowledge-base
Program Goals (Bachelor of Science in
and developing the skills for the processing of materials so
Metallurgical and Materials Engineering)
as to achieve specifications requested for a particular
The Metallurgical and Materials Engineering Program is
industrial or advanced product. The engineering principles
designed to support five primary educational goals.
in this discipline include: crystal structure and structural
x
analysis, thermodynamics of materials, reaction kinetics,
Provide a thorough knowledge of materials engineer-
transport phenomena, phase equilibria, phase transforma-
ing fundamentals.
tions, microstructural evolution and properties of materials.
x Provide experience in the applications of fundamental
materials-concepts to solve related problems.
The core-discipline fundamentals are applied to a broad
x Build written and oral communications skills in
range of materials processes including extraction and
conjunction with teamwork skills.
refining of materials, alloy development, casting, mechani-
x
cal working, joining and forming, ceramic particle process-
Impart the ability for self-acquisition of knowledge to
ing, high temperature reactions and synthesis of engineered
promote continued education.
materials. In each stage of processing, the effects of
x Impart a breadth of knowledge which enables a
resultant microstructures and morphologies on materials
choice of solutions to materials engineering prob-
properties and performance are emphasized.
lems.
Laboratories, located in Nathaniel Hill Hall, are among
Curriculum
the best in the nation. The laboratories, in conjunction with
The Metallurgical and Materials Engineering (MME)
class-room instruction, provide for a well integrated
curriculum is organized to provide three educational
education of the undergraduates working towards their
components: fundamentals of materials, applications of the
baccalaureate degrees. These facilities are well-equipped
fundamentals, and emphasis in one of three focus areas.
and dedicated to: particulate and chemical/extraction
A. MME Basics: The basic curriculum in the Metallur-
metallurgical-and-materials processing, foundry science,
gical and Materials Engineering Department will provide a
corrosion and hydro-/electro-metallurgical studies, physical
background in the following topic areas:
and mechanical metallurgy, welding and joining, forming
1. Crystal Structures and Structural Analysis: Crystal
and processing-and-testing of ceramic materials. Mechanical
systems; symmetry elements and miller indices; atomic
testing facilities include computerized machines for tensile,
bonding; metallic, ceramic and polymeric structures; x-
compression, torsion, toughness, fatigue and thermo-
ray and electron diffraction; stereographic projection and
mechanical testing. There are also other highly specialized
crystal orientation; long range order; defects in materials.
research laboratories dedicated to: robotics, artificial
2. Thermodynamics of Materials: Heat and mass balances;
intelligence, vapor deposition, and plasma and high-
thermodynamic laws; chemical potential and chemical
temperature reaction-systems. Support analytical-laborato-
equilibrium; solution thermodynamics & solution models;
ries for surface analysis, emission spectrometry, X-ray
partial molar and excess quantities; solid state thermody-
analysis, optical microscopy and image analysis, electron
namics; thermodynamics of surfaces; electrochemistry.
microscopy, including an analytical scanning transmission
3. Transport Phenomena and Kinetics: Heat, mass and
electron microscopy and the latest in scanning electron
momentum transport; transport properties of fluids;
microscopy, and micro-thermal-analysis/mass spectrometry.
diffusion mechanisms; reaction kinetics; nucleation and
Metallurgical and Materials Engineering involves all of the
growth kinetics.
processes which transform precursor materials into final
4. Phase Equilibria: Phase rule; binary and ternary systems;
engineered products adapted to human needs. The objective
microstructural evolution; defects in crystals; surface
of the Metallurgical and Materials Engineering program is
phenomena; phase transformations: eutectic, eutectoid,
to impart a fundamental knowledge of materials processing,
martensitic, nucleation and growth, recovery; microstruc-
properties, selection and application in order to provide
tural evolution; strengthening mechanisms; quantitative
graduates with the background and skills needed for
stereology; heat treatment.
successful careers in materials related industries, for
5. Properties of Materials: Mechanical properties, chemical
continued education toward graduate degrees and for the
properties (oxidation and corrosion); electrical, magnetic
pursuit of knowledge in other disciplines.
and optical properties: failure analysis.
The program leading to the degree Bachelor of Science
B. MME Applications: The course content in the
in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering is accredited by
Metallurgical and Materials Engineering Program empha-
the Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accredi-
sizes the following applications:
tation Board for Engineering and Technology, 111 Market
1. Materials Processing: Particulate processing, thermo-
Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202-4012, telephone
and electro-chemical materials-processing, hydrometallur-
(410) 347-7700.
gical processing, synthesis of materials, deformation
processing, casting and welding.
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2. Design and Application of Materials: Materials selection,
LAIS/EBGN H&SS Cluster Elective II
3
3
ferrous and nonferrous metals, ceramic materials,
Free Elective
3
3
polymeric materials, composite materials and electronic
Total
19
materials.
Senior Year Fall Semester
lec.lab. sem. hrs.
3. Statistical Process Control and Design of Experiments:
MTGN445 Mechanical Behavior of Materials
3 3
4
Statistical process-control, process capability- analysis
MTGN461 Trans. Phen. & Reactor Design
and design of experiments.
for Met. & Mat. Engs.
2 3
3
C. MME Focus Areas: There are three Focus Areas
MTGN450 Stat Process Control &
within the Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
Design of Experiments
3
3
curriculum. These are
MTGN—MTGN Elective
3
3
1. Physicochemical Processing of Materials
LAIS/EBGN H&SS Cluster Elective III
3
3
2. Physical Metallurgy
Free Elective
3
3
Total
19
3. Materials Engineering
Senior Year Spring Semester
lec.lab. sem. hrs.
D. MME Curriculum Requirements: The Metallurgi-
MTGN466 Design, Selection & Use of Mats
1 6
3
cal and Materials Engineering course sequence is designed
MTGN—MTGN Elective
3
3
to fulfill the program goals and to satisfy the curriculum
MTGN—MTGN Elective
3
3
requirements. The time sequence of courses organized by
DCGN381 Electric Circuits, Electronics & Power 3
3
degree program, year and semester, is listed below.
PHGN217 Analog Electronics and
Degree Requirements (Metallurgical and
Instrumentation Laboratory
3
1
Free Electives
6
6
Materials Engineering)
Sophomore Year Fall Semester
lec.lab. sem. hrs.
Total
19
DCGN209 Introduction to Thermodynamics
3
3
Degree Total
147.5
MACS213 Calculus for Scientists & Engnr’s III 4
4
Five Year Combined Metallurgical and Materials
PHGN200 Physics II
3.5 3
4.5
Engineering Baccalaureate and Master of
SYGN202 Engineered Materials Systems
3
3
Engineering in Metallurgical and Materials
MACS260 Fortran Programming
2
2
Engineering, with an Electronic-Materials
PAGN201 Physical Education III
2
0.5
Emphasis.
Total
17
The Departments of Metallurgical and Materials
Sophomore Year Spring Semester
lec.lab. sem. hrs.
Engineering and Physics collaborate to offer a five-year
MACS315 Differential Equations
3
3
program designed to meet the needs of the electronics and
PHGN300 Modern Physics
3
3
similar high-tech industries. Students who satisfy the
DCGN241 Statics
3
3
requirements of the program, obtain an undergraduate
EPIC251 Design II
2 3
3
degree in either Engineering Physics or in Metallurgical and
EBGN211 Principles of Economics
3
3
Materials Engineering in four years and a Master of
SYGN200 Human Systems
3
3
Engineering degree in Metallurgical and Materials Engi-
PAGN202 Physical Education IV
2
0.5
neering at the end of the fifth year. The program is designed
Total
18.5
to provide for a strong background in science fundamentals,
Summer Field Session
lec.lab. sem. hrs.
as well as specialized training in the materials-science and
MTGN272 Field Session
3
processing needs of these industries. Thus, the goal of the
Total
3
program is to provide students with the specific educational
Junior Year Fall Semester
lec.lab. sem. hrs.
requirements to begin a career in microelectronics and, at
MTGN311 Structure of Materials
3 3
4
the same time, a broad and flexible background necessary to
MTGN381 Phase Equilibria
2
2
remain competitive in this exciting and rapidly changing
MTGN351 Metallurgical &
industry. The undergraduate electives which satisfy the
Materials Thermodynamics
4
4
requirements of the program and an overall curriculum, are
EGGN320 Mechanics of Materials
3
3
outlined in an informational package “Enhanced Program
MACS—Advanced Mathematics Elective
3
3
for Preparation for Microelectronics” available from either
LAIS/EBGN H&SS Cluster Elective I
3
3
the Physics or Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
Total
19
Departments. A Program Mentor in each Department can
Junior Year Spring Semester
lec.lab. sem. hrs.
also provide counseling on the program.
MTGN334 Chemical Processing of Materials
3
3
MTGN348 Microstructural Develop. of Materials 3 3
4
Application for admission to this program should be
MTGN352 Metallurgical & Materials Kinetics
3
3
made during the first semester of the sophomore year (in
MTGN331 Particulate Materials Processing
3
3
special cases, later entry may be approved, upon review, by
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one of the program mentors). Undergraduate students
attendance at the AROTC Advanced Camp (normally
admitted to the program must maintain a 3.0 grade-point
attended during the summer after their Junior year). Cadets
average or better. The graduate segment of the program
also receive training in management, ethics and leadership,
requires the oral defense of a thesis or a case study,
as well as practical experience in performing as the leader in
submitted to the student’s Master of Engineering Commit-
a stressful environment. The senior level (MSIV) cadets
tee. Additional details on the Master of Engineering can be
receive training on how the Army functions at a higher level
found in the Graduate Degree and Requirements section of
by planning and executing many of the Cadet Battalion
the Graduate Bulletin. The case study is started during the
activities.
student’s senior design-project and completed during the
AROTC Credit. Military Science credits may be applied
year of graduate study. A student admitted to the program is
to the free elective portion of the degree programs, or used
expected to select a graduate advisor, in advance of the
in the Military Science minor program. Military Supplies.
graduate-studies final year, and prior to the start of their
Military Science textbooks, uniforms and accessories are
senior year. The case-study topic is then identified and
issued free of charge to students in the AROTC program.
selected in consultation with the graduate advisor. A formal
Students enrolled in Advanced Military Science courses also
application, during the senior year, for admission to the
receive a subsistence allowance of $250 per month for
graduate program in Metallurgical and Materials Engineer-
freshmen, $300 per month for sophomores, $350 per month
ing must be submitted to the Graduate School. Students who
for juniors, and $400 per month for seniors during the
have maintained all the standards of the program require-
regular school year. AROTC Scholarships. The United
ments leading up to this step, can expect to be admitted.
States Government offers qualified male or female appli-
cants
Military Science
AROTC Scholarships to attend the Colorado School of
Mines. AROTC Scholarships pay tuition and fees (within
(Army ROTC-AROTC)
the limits set by the law), provides a book allowance and
The Military Science Program at the Colorado School of
pay the cadets a subsistence allowance of $200 per month
Mines develops the qualities of citizenship and leadership in
during the school year for the duration of the scholarship.
the individual which are desirable in both military and
The student may pursue any 4-year degree program offered
civilian enterprises. Successful completion of the four-year
at CSM. Upon graduation, AROTC Scholarship cadets
program qualifies the student for a commission as a Second
receive commissions and will be required to serve in the
Lieutenant in the United States Army, Army Reserve or
military for four years of a active duty and four years of
Army National Guard. Full benefit of the program is
Reserve Forces duty, for a total of eight years. Individuals
achieved by participating in the four-year program;
interested in applying for AROTC Scholarships should
however, late entry may be possible by attendance at the
contact high school guidance counselors or the Professor of
summer Basic Camp.
Military Science, CSM, no later than the first month of the
senior year in high school. There are also 2-year and 3-year
Basic Course. (Freshman and Sophomore-level Military
AROTC Scholarships available to students already in
Science): No obligation is incurred by enrolling in any
college. A 2-year AROTC Reserve Forces Duty Scholar-
Freshman or Sophomore-level Military Science course
ship is available for cadets entering the Advanced Military
(except by Military Science Scholarship winners). Students
Science course who wish to pursue a Reserve Forces
receive training in military skills such as drill and ceremo-
military obligation. Another option available to cadets is the
nies, uniform wear, customs and courtesies of the service,
Department of the Army Scientific and Engineering AROTC
small unit tactics, and background information on the role
Cooperative Program (DASE AROTC CO-OP). DASE
and organization of the Army. Freshman cadets will receive
students are hired as Department of the Army civilians.
extensive training and practical experience in using a map
They receive the pay, insurance, sick leave and other
and compass to navigate cross-country. Sophomore cadets
benefits provided DA civilian employees. In addition, upon
will receive training in First Aid. Additionally, all cadets
successful completion of the program, students will have the
receive training, and have the opportunity to participate, in
opportunity for continued employment. Qualified students
several outdoor activities.
may receive financial assistance of up to $5,000 per year to
Advanced AROTC. Enrollment in the last two years of
cover cost of tuition, books and living expenses.
AROTC is both elective and selective for nonscholarship
students. Applicants must demonstrate academic profi-
Navy ROTC (NROTC)
ciency, leadership ability and officer potential. The
Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps
Advanced Course builds on the individual skills learned in
Colorado School of Mines students may pursue a
the Basic Course. During the Junior year (MSIII) cadets
commission as a officer in the U.S. Navy or Marine Corps
receive training in small unit tactics in preparation for their
through a cross town agreement with the Naval ROTC Unit
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at the University of Colorado, Boulder. NROTC offers two-
Air Force ROTC (AFROTC)
year and four-year scholarship programs and college (non-
Air Force Reserve Officer Training
scholarship) programs. Navy scholarships may be earned
through a national competition based on college board
Corps
exams and high school record, or while the student is
U.S. Air Force ROTC offers several programs leading to
enrolled in college based on college grades and military
a commission in the U.S. Air Force upon receipt of at least a
performance. Scholarship students receive tuition and fees,
baccalaureate degree.
books, and a $100 per month subsistence allowance during
Standard Four-Year Program
their last two years in the program (advanced standing).
This standard program is designed for incoming
NROTC students attending Colorado School of Mines
freshmen or any student with four years remaining until
must attend a weekly drill session at the University of
degree completion. It consists of three parts: the General
Colorado Boulder campus and fulfill other military
Military Course (GMC) for lower division (normally
responsibilities. Additionally, they must complete a series
freshmen and sophomore) students; the Professional Officer
of Naval Science courses at the Boulder campus by special
Course (POC) for upper division students (normally juniors
arrangement with the appropriate NROTC staff instructor.
and seniors); and Leadership Laboratory (LLAB—attended
Navy option students must complete course work in
by all cadets). Completion of a four-week summer training
calculus, physics, computer science, American military
course is required prior to commissioning.
history or national security policy, and a foreign language.
Modified Two-Year Program
Marine Corps option students are required to complete
courses in American military history or national security
All undergraduate and graduate students are eligible for
policy and a foreign language. Students should check with
this program. It is offered to full-time, regularly enrolled
their NROTC class advisor to determine specific course
degree students and requires at least two years of full-time
offerings which fulfill the above requirements.
college (undergraduate or graduate level, or a combination).
Those selected for this program must complete a six-week
Commissioned Service. The mission of the NROTC
field training program during the summer months as a
program is to provide regular and reserve officers to the
prerequisite for entry into the Professional Officer Course
fleet and Marine Corps for service in the “Unrestricted
the following fall semester.
Line” fields. Unrestricted Line officers specialize in one of
the following: Surface ships, submarines, aviation (Pilot or
Leadership Lab
Naval Flight Officer), Special Warfare (SEALs) or Special
All AFROTC cadets must attend Leadership Lab (1-1/2
Operations (Diving, Salvage, Explosive Ordnance Dis-
hours per week). The laboratory involves a study of Air
posal). Marine Corps officer commissionees enter a variety
Force customs and courtesies, drill and ceremonies, career
of fields including infantry, aviation, armor, and combat
opportunities, and the life and work of an Air Force junior
engineering. Regardless of the type of commission earned,
officer.
regular or reserve, virtually all NROTC graduates serve on
Other AFROTC Programs
active duty after commissioning. Men and women interested
Other programs are frequently available based on current
in these and other programs leading to commissions in the
Air Force needs. Any AFROTC staff member in Boulder
Naval Service are encouraged to contact the NROTC Unit at
(303 492-8351) can discuss best alternatives. Interested
492-8287 or in person at Folsom Stadium, Gate 6, Room
students should make initial contact as early as possible to
241, University of Colorado, Boulder.
create the best selection opportunity, as selection is on a
competitive basis. There is no obligation until a formal
contract is entered.
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2001-2002
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Mining Engineering
The program leading to the degree Bachelor of Science
in Mining Engineering is accredited by the Engineering
TIBOR G. ROZGONYI, Professor and Department Head
Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for
M.U. OZBAY, Professor
Engineering and Technology, 111 Market Place, Suite 1050,
LEVENT OZDEMIR, Professor and Director of
Baltimore, MD 21202-4012, telephone (410) 347-7700.
Earth Mechanics Institute
Program Goals (Bachelor of Science in Mining
BAKI YARAR, Professor
KADRI DAGDELEN, Associate Professor
Engineering)
MASAMI NAKAGAWA, Associate Professor
The education goals which the Mining Engineering
MARK KUCHTA, Assistant Professor
Department aspires to accomplish can be seen in the
MIKLOS D. G. SALAMON, Professor Emeritus
attributes of our graduates. The graduate is equipped with:
MATTHEW J. HREBAR, III, Associate Professor Emeritus
x A sound knowledge in the required basic sciences and
Program Description
engineering fundamentals;
x
Mining engineering is a broad profession which
Knowledge and experience in the application of
embraces all required activities to facilitate the recovery of
engineering principles to the exploitation of earth’s
valuable minerals and products from the earth’s crust for the
resources and construction of earth (rock) systems in
benefit of humanity. It is one of the oldest engineering
an engineering systems orientation and setting;
professions which continues to grow in importance. It has
x Ability to solve complex mining and earth systems
often been said: “If it was not grown in the field or fished
related problems;
out of the water, then it must have been mined.” An
x Capability for team work and decision making;
adequate supply of mineral products at competitive prices is
x Appreciation of the global role of minerals in the
the life-blood of the continuing growth of industrialized
changing world;
nations and the foundation of the progress for the develop-
x Desire for continuing education, intellectual and
ing countries.
professional development, analysis and creativity;
The function of the mining engineer is to apply knowl-
x Self confidence and articulation, with high professional
edge of pertinent scientific theory, engineering fundamen-
and ethical standards.
tals, and improved technology to recover natural resources.
Curriculum
Mining is a world-wide activity involving the extraction of
The mining engineering curriculum is devised to
nonmetallics, metal ores of all kinds, and solid fuel and
facilitate the widest employability of CSM graduates. The
energy sources such as coal and nuclear materials. In
curriculum is based on scientific engineering and geologic
addition to mineral extraction, the skills of mining engineers
fundamentals and the application of these fundamentals to
are also needed in a variety of fields where the earth’s crust
design and operate mines and to create structures in rock
is utilized. The construction industry, with its requirements
and prepare mine products for the market. To achieve this
of developing earth (rock) systems, tunnels and under-
goal, the curriculum is designed to ensure that the graduates:
ground chambers, and the hazardous waste disposal industry
x become broad based mining engineers who can tackle
are examples of such applications. These are expanding
the problems of both hard and soft rock mining,
needs, with a shortage of competent people; the mining
regardless of whether the mineral deposit requires
engineer is well qualified to meet these needs.
surface or underground methods of extraction,
The importance of ecological and environmental
x have an opportunity, through elective courses, to
planning is recognized and given significant attention in all
specialize in one or more aspects of the mining
aspects of the mining engineering curriculum.
engineering profession,
CSM mining engineering students study the principles
x are interested in an academic or research career, or
and techniques of mineral exploration and underground and
wish to pursue employment in related fields, have a
surface mining operations as well as mineral processing
sufficiently sound scientific and engineering founda-
technologies. Studies include rock mechanics, rock
tion to do so effectively.
fragmentation, plant and mine design, mine ventilation,
This purpose permeates both the lower and upper
surveying, valuation, industrial hygiene, mineral law, mine
division courses. Another important aspect of the curricu-
safety, computing, mineral processing, solution mining and
lum is the development of the students’ capabilities to be
operations research. Throughout the mining engineering
team members, with the added goal of preparing them for
curriculum, a constant effort is made to maintain a balance
leadership in their professional life. The curriculum focuses
between theoretical principles and their engineering
on the application of engineering principles to solving
applications. The mining engineering graduate is qualified
problems, in short, engineering design in an earth systems
for positions in engineering, supervision, and research.
approach.
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Degree Requirements (Mining Engineering)
Junior Year Spring Semester
lec. lab. sem. hrs.
Sophomore Year Fall Semester
lec. lab. sem. hrs.
DCGN381 Electrical Circuits, Elec. & Pwr
3
3
MACS213 Calc. for Scientists & Engn’rs III
4
4
MACS323 Probability and Stat. for Engn’rs
3
3
PHGN200 Physics II
3.5 3
4.5
LAIS/EBGN H&SS Cluster Elective I
3
3
EBGN211 Principles of Economics
3
3
MNGN316 Coal Mining Methods and Design 2
2
3
MNGN317 Statics/Dynamics
4
4
EBGN312 Macroeconomics
3
3
EPIC251 Design II
2
3
3
GEOL308 Structural Geology
2
3
3
PAGN201 Physical Education III
2
0.5
Total
18
Total
19
Senior Year Fall Semester
lec. lab. sem. hrs.
Sophomore Year Spring Semester
lec. lab. sem. hrs.
MNGN314 Underground Mine Design
2
3
3
EGGN351 Fluid Mechanics
3
3
MNGN414 Mine Plant Design
2
3
3
MACS315 Differential Equations
3
3
MNGN428 Mining Eng. Design Report I
3
1
GEOL210 Materials of the Earth
2
3
3
MNGN438 Introduction to Geostatistics
1
3
2
MNGN210 Introductory Mining
3
3
MTGN322/323 Intro. to Mineral Processing
3
3
4
SYGN201 Engineered Earth Systems
3
3
LAIS/EBGN H&SS Cluster Elective II
3
3
EGGN320 Mechanics of Materials
3
3
Free Elective
3
PAGN202 Physical Education IV
2
0.5
Total
19
Total
18.5
Senior Year Spring Semester
lec. lab. sem. hrs.
Summer Field Session
lec. lab. sem. hrs.
MNGN429 Mining Eng. Design Report II
3
2
MNGN300 Summer Field Session
5
MNGN433 Mine Systems Analysis I
3
3
Total
5
MNGN427 Mine Valuation
2
2
Junior Year Fall Semester
lec. lab. sem. hrs.
MNGN424 Mine Ventilation
2
3
3
EGGN371 Engineering Thermodynamics
3
3
LAIS/EBGN H&SS Cluster Elective III
3
3
MNGN308 Mine Safety
1
1
GEGN405 Mineral Deposits
2
2
MNGN309 Mine Operations Lab
8
2
Free Elective
3
MNGN312 Surface Mine Design
2
3
3
Total
18
MNGN321 Introductory Rock Mechanics
2
3
3
DegreeTotal
148.5
SYGN200 Human Systems
3
3
Free Elective
3
3
Total
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Petroleum Engineering
Computer Laboratory
A state-of-the-art computer laboratory is available for
CRAIG W. VAN KIRK, Professor and Department Head
general use and classroom instruction. Software includes
JOHN R. FANCHI, Professor
word processing and spreadsheet applications, programming
RICHARD L. CHRISTIANSEN, Associate Professor
tools, and more than $3.0 million in donated software used
RAMONA M. GRAVES, Associate Professor
by oil and gas companies and research labs around the
ERDAL OZKAN, Associate Professor
world.
TURKAN YILDIZ, Associate Professor
Drilling Simulator Laboratory
ALFRED W. EUSTES III, Assistant Professor
Rare on university campuses, this lab contains a full-
JON R. CARLSON, Research Professor
scale drilling rig simulator. It includes drilling controls that
MARK G. MILLER, Research Assistant Professor
can be used to simulate onshore and offshore drilling
BILLY J. MITCHELL, Professor Emeritus
operations and well control situations.
HOSSEIN KAZEMI, Adjunct Professor
SAMIH BATARSEH, Post Doctorate
Reservoir Characterization Laboratory
Properties of rock are measured that affect economic
Program Description
development of reservoir resources of oil and gas. Measured
The primary objectives of petroleum engineering are the
properties include permeability, porosity, and relative
environmentally sound exploration, development, evalua-
permeability. “Hands on” experiences with simple and
tion, and recovery of oil, gas, and other fluids in the earth.
sophisticated equipment are provided.
Skills in this branch of engineering are needed to meet the
world’s ever-increasing demand for hydrocarbon fuel,
Drilling Fluids Laboratory
thermal energy, and waste and pollution management.
Modern equipment enables students to evaluate and
design fluid systems required in drilling operations.
Graduates of the program are in high demand in private
industry, as evidenced by the strong job market and high
Fluids Characterization Laboratory
salaries. The petroleum industry offers a wide range of
A variety of properties of fluids from oil and gas
employment opportunities for Petroleum Engineering
reservoirs are measured for realistic conditions of elevated
students during summer breaks and after graduation.
temperature and pressure. This laboratory accentuates
Exciting experiences range from field work in producing oil
principles studied in lectures.
and gas fields to office jobs in small towns or large cities.
Petroleum Engineering Summer Field Sessions
Worldwide travel and overseas assignments are available for
Two summer sessions, one after the completion of the
interested students. In addition to exciting careers in the
sophomore year and one after the junior year, are important
petroleum industry, many Petroleum Engineering graduates
parts of the educational experience. The first is a two-week
find rewarding careers in the environmental arena, law,
session designed to introduce the student to the petroleum
medicine, business, and many other walks of life.
industry. Petroleum Engineering, a truly unique and exciting
The department offers a semester abroad opportunity in
engineering discipline, can be experienced by visiting
Austria through a formal exchange program with the
petroleum operations. Historically, the areas visited have
Petroleum Engineering Department at the Mining University
included Europe, Alaska, Canada, the Gulf Coast, the West
in Leoben, Austria. Qualified undergraduate and graduate
Coast and the Rocky Mountain Region.
students from each school can attend the other for one
The second two-week session, after the junior year, is an
semester and receive full transfer credit back at the home
in-depth study of the Rangely Oil Field and surrounding
university.
geology in Western Colorado. The Rangely Oil Field is the
Graduate courses emphasize the research aspects of the
largest oil field in the Rocky Mountain region and has
profession, as well as advanced engineering applications, all
undergone primary, secondary, and enhanced recovery
of which culminate in the preparation and written presenta-
processes. Field trips in the area provide the setting for
tion of an acceptable thesis by the student. Qualified
understanding the complexity of geologic systems and the
graduate students may earn the Master of Science, Master of
environmental and safety issues in the context of reservoir
Engineering, and Doctor of Philosophy degrees.
development and management.
A new lab wing was completed in 1993 and the existing
It is recommended that all students considering majoring
office and classroom building was renovated in 1994 at a
or minoring in Petroleum Engineering sign up for the
total project cost exceeding $10 million. New lab equipment
elective course PEGN 102 in the spring semester. Seniors
added during the past few years total more than $2 million.
may take 500-level graduate courses that include topics such
The department has state-of-the-art laboratories in a wide
as drilling, reservoir, and production engineering; reservoir
range of technical areas, including the following under-
simulation and characterization, and economics and risk
graduate labs:
analysis. See the department secretaries for the registration
procedure.
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The program leading to the degree Bachelor of Science
4. An understanding of ethical, social, environmental,
in Petroleum Engineering is accredited by the Engineering
and professional responsibilities
Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for
Following established Department and Colorado
Engineering and Technology, 111 Market Place, Suite 1050,
School of Mines honor codes
Baltimore, MD 21202-4012, telephone (410) 347-7700.
Integrating ethical and environmental issues into real
world problems
Program Goals (Bachelor of Science in
Awareness of health and safety issues
Petroleum Engineering)
5. Multidisciplinary team skills
The Mission of the Petroleum Engineering Program has
Integrated information and data from multiple sources
evolved naturally over time in response to the needs of the
Critical team skills
graduates; in concert with the Colorado School of Mines
Curriculum
Institutional Mission Statement and the Profile of the Future
All disciplines within petroleum engineering are covered
Graduate; and in recognition of accreditation requirements
to great depth at the undergraduate and graduate levels, both
specified by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of
in the classroom and laboratory instruction, and in research.
the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology.
Specific areas include fundamental fluid and rock behavior,
The Mission of the Petroleum Engineering Program is:
drilling, formation evaluation, well completions and
To educate engineers for the worldwide petroleum
stimulation, well testing, production operations and artificial
industry at the undergraduate and graduate levels, perform
lift, reservoir engineering, supplemental and enhanced oil
research that enhances the state-of-the-art in petroleum
recovery, economic evaluation of petroleum projects,
technology, and to serve the industry and public good
environmental and safety issues, and the computer simula-
through professional societies and public service. This
tion of most of these topics.
mission is achieved through proactive leadership in
The petroleum engineering student studies mathematics,
providing a solid foundation for both the undergraduate and
computer science, chemistry, physics, general engineering,
graduate programs. Students are well prepared for life-long
the humanities, technical communication (including report
learning, an international and diverse career, further
writing, oral presentations, and listening skills), and
education, and public service. The program emphasizes
environmental topics. A unique aspect is the breadth and
integrated and multidisciplinary teamwork in classroom
depth of the total program structured in a manner that
instruction and in research, and actively pursues interdisci-
prepares each graduate for a successful career from the
plinary activities with many other CSM departments,
standpoints of technical competence, managerial abilities,
particularly the Earth Science/Engineering programs.
and multidisciplinary experiences. The needs for continued
Individuals interested in the Petroleum Engineering
learning and professionalism are stressed.
program goals and objectives are encouraged to contact
faculty, visit the CSM campus, or visit our website:
The strength of the program comes from the high quality
www.mines.edu. The Petroleum Engineering program goals
of students and professors. The faculty has expertise in
and objectives can also be found posted in the hallway
teaching and research in all the major areas of petroleum
outside the department office. The specific educational goals
engineering listed above. Additionally, the faculty members
are outlines below:
have significant industrial backgrounds that lead to
1. Broad education
meaningful design experiences for the students. Engineering
CSM design and system courses
design is taught throughout the curriculum including a
Effective communication
senior design course on applying the learned skills to real
Skills necessary for diverse and international profes-
world reservoir development and management problems.
sional career
The senior design course is truly multidisciplinary with
Recognition of need and ability to engage in lifelong
students and professors from the Petroleum Engineering,
learning
Geophysics, and Geology departments.
2. Solid foundation in engineering principles
and practices
The program has state-of-the-art facilities and equipment
Society of Petroleum Engineers’ ABET Program
for laboratory instruction and experimental research. To
Criteria
maintain leadership in future petroleum engineering
Strong petroleum engineering faculty with diverse
technology, decision making, and management, computers
backgrounds
are incorporated into every part of the program, from
Technical seminars, field trips, and field sessions
undergraduate instruction through graduate student and
3. Applied problem solving skills
faculty research.
Designing and conducting experiments
Analyzing and interpreting data
The department is close to oil and gas field operations,
Problem solving skills in engineering practice
oil companies, research laboratories, and geologic outcrops
Working real world problems
of nearby producing formations. There are many opportuni-
ties for short field trips and for summer and part-time
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employment in the oil and gas industry in the Denver
Junior Year Spring Semester
lec. lab. sem. hrs.
metropolitan region or near campus.
GEOL308 Intro. Applied Structural Geology
2
3
3
Degree Requirements (Petroleum Engineering)
MACS323 Statistics for Geo-engineers
3
3
Sophomore Year Fall Semester
lec. lab. sem. hrs.
DCGN381 Electric Circuits, Elec. & Pwr.
3
3
SYGN201 Engineered Earth Systems
3
3
PEGN361 Well Completions
3
3
EBGN211 Principles of Economics
3
3
PEGN411 Mechanics of Petrol. Production
3
3
DCGN241 Statics
3
3
Free Elective
3
3
MACS213 Calculus for Scientists & Engn’rs III 4
4
Total
18
PHGN200 Physics II
3.5 3
4.5
Summer Field Session
lec. lab. sem. hrs.
PAGN201 Physical Education III
2
0.5
PEGN316 Summer Field Session II
2
2
Total
18
Total
2
Sophomore Year Spring Semester
lec. lab. sem. hrs.
Senior Year Fall Semester
lec. lab. sem. hrs.
EPIC251 Design II
2
3
3
PEGN481 Petroleum Seminar
2
2
DCGN209 Introduction to Thermodynamics
3
3
PEGN423 Petroleum Reservoir Eng. I
3
3
EGGN351 Fluid Mechanics
3
3
PEGN413 Gas Meas. & Formation Evaluation
6
2
PEGN308 Rock Properties
2 4.5
3.5
PEGN426 Well Stimulation
3
3
MACS315 Differential Equations
3
3
PEGN422 Econ. & Eval. Oil & Gas Projects
3
3
SYGN200 Human Systems
3
3
LAIS/EBGN H&SS Cluster Elective I
3
3
Total
18.5
Free Elective
3
3
Summer Field Session
lec. lab. sem. hrs.
Total
19
PEGN315 Summer Field Session I
2
2
Senior Year Spring Semester
lec. lab. sem. hrs.
Total
2
PEGN424 Petroleum Reservoir Eng. II
3
3
Junior Year Fall Semester
lec. lab. sem. hrs.
PEGN439 Multidisciplinary Team Design
2
3
3
GEOL315 Sedimentology & Stratigraphy
2
3
3
PEGN414 Well Test Analysis and Design
3
3
PEGN310 Petroleum Fluid Properties
2 4.5
3.5
LAIS/EBGN H&SS Cluster Elective II
3
3
PEGN311 Drilling Engineering
3
3
4
LAIS/EBGN H&SS Cluster Elective III
3
3
EGGN320 Mechanics of Materials
3
3
Free Elective
3
3
PEGN419 Well Log Anal. & Formation Eval.
2
3
3
PAGN202 Physical Education IV
2
0.5
Total
16.5
Total
18.5
Degree Total
145.5
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Physical Education and
includes a football/soccer field equipped with lights and a
steel-concrete grandstand and bleachers which seat 3,500
Athletics
spectators.
MARVIN L. KAY, Department Head, Professor and Athletic
Tennis Courts
Director
The Department maintains four tennis courts.
JENNIFER McINTOSH, Athletics Trainer
Swenson Intramural Complex
GREG JENSEN, Assistant Trainer
Two fields are available for intramural/recreation sports.
DAN R. LEWIS, Wrestling Coach, Associate Athletic Director
MICHELE L. HARRIS, Vollyball Coach, Senior Woman
Required Physical Education.
Administrator, Director of Physical Education
Every student at the Colorado School of Mines must
OSCAR BOES, Cross Country Coach
earn a minimum of two semester hours of physical educa-
PAUL CAPRIOTTI, Assistant Football Coach
tion credit taken in four separate semesters. This is a
VIC L. DOPERALSKI, Women’s Basketball Coach
graduation requirement. PAGN101 and PAGN102 in
TIMOTHY J. HARRISON, Men’s Basketball Coach
sequence are required. Exceptions: (1) a medical excuse
KACEY KINGRY, Sports Information Director
verified by a physician; (2) veterans, honorably discharged
BOB WRITZ, Golf Coach
from the armed forces; (3) entering students 26 years or
TBA, Swimming and Diving Coach
older or students holding a bachelor’s degree. Normally, it
FRANK KOHLENSTEIN, Soccer Coach
is fulfilled during the first two years of attendance. Transfer
MICHAEL MULVANEY, Baseball Coach
students should clear with the Admissions Offices regarding
MARK ROBERTS, Softball Coach
advanced standing in physical education. Students who
ROBERT STITT, Football Coach
transfer in as freshmen or sophomores without any PA
BEN TELESCA, Intramural & Club Sports Director
credits will be required to take PAGN101 and PAGN102.
SCOTT VANSICKLE, Track Coach
Participation in intercollegiate athletics may be substituted
SHAWN WEIGEL, Assistant Football Coach
for required semesters and hours of physical education.
STEVE WIMBERLY, Tennis Coach
ROTC students can waive the physical education require-
The Department of Physical Education and Athletics
ment when a similar physical activity is required in their
offers a four-fold physical education and athletics program
respective ROTC Programs.
which includes (a) required physical education; (b)inter
Upper-class students who wish to continue taking
collegiate athletics; (c) intramural athletics; and (d)
physical education after completing graduation requirements
recreational athletics.
may re-enroll in any of the regularly scheduled classes on an
A large number of students use the college’s facilities for
elective basis.
purely recreational purposes, including swimming, tennis,
All students enrolled in physical education shall provide
soccer, basketball, volleyball, weight lifting, softball, and
their own gym uniform, athletic shoes, and swimming suit.
racquetball.
A non-refundable fee is assessed for the required locker and
Russell H. Volk Gymnasium
towel service. Towels and lockers are also available to
students who are not enrolled in physical education classes
A tri-level complex containing a NCAA regulation
for the same fee.
swimming pool, a basketball arena, two racquetball/handball
courts, wrestling room, weight training facility, locker space,
Intercollegiate Athletics
and offices for the Physical Education Department.
The School is a charter member of the Rocky Mountain
Steinhauer Field House
Athletic Conference (RMAC) and the National Collegiate
Athletic Association (NCAA). Sports offered include:
A completely renovated facility of 35,000-sq. ft., which
football, men’s and women’s basketball, wrestling, men’s
provides for the needs of intercollegiate athletics, physical
and women’s track, men’s and women’s cross country,
education classes, intramurals and student recreation.
baseball, men’s tennis, men’s golf, men’s and women’s
Baseball Diamond
swimming, men’s soccer, and women’s volleyball and
Located west of Brooks Field and has seating accommo-
softball. One hour credit is given for a semester’s participa-
dations for 500 spectators.
tion in each sport.
Softball Field
Through a required athletic fee, all full-time students
Located adjacent to the baseball field.
attending CSM become members of the CSM Athletic
Brooks Field
Association, which financially supports the intercollegiate
athletic program. The Director of Athletics administers this
Named in honor of Ralph D. Brooks, former member of
program.
the Board of Trustees of the School of Mines, Brooks Field
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Intramural Sports and Club Sports
The club sport program is governed by the CSM Sport
The intramural program features a variety of activities
Club Council. There are 28 competitive groups currently
ranging from those offered in the intercollegiate athletic
under this umbrella. Some teams engage in intercollegiate
program to more recreational type activities. They are
competition at the non-varsity level, some serve as instruc-
governed by the CSM IM Council and CSM Sports Club
tional/recreational entities, and some as strictly recreational
Council. Current offerings may be viewed in the second
interest groups. They are funded through ASCSM. Some of
floor of theVolk Gymnasium on the IM board. All activities
the current organizations are Billiards, Caving, Climbing,
are offered in the following categories: Independent men,
Cheerleading, Ice Hockey, Karate, Kendo, Kayak, Judo,
organizational men, independent women, and co-ed.
Lacrosse, Men’s Rugby, Women’s Rugby, Shooting, Ski
Team, Snowboard, Women’s Soccer, Men’s Ultimate
Frisbee, Women’s Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball, Water Polo.
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Physics
discoveries are continually being put to practice. While the
engineering physicist is at home applying existing technolo-
JAMES A. McNEIL, Professor and Department Head
gies, he or she is also capable of striking out in different
F. EDWARD CECIL, Professor
directions to develop new technologies. It is the excitement
REUBEN T. COLLINS, Professor
of being able to work at this cutting edge that makes the
THOMAS E. FURTAK, Professor
engineering physics degree attractive to many students.
FRANK V. KOWALSKI, Professor
Career paths of CSM engineering physics graduates vary
FRANKLIN D. SCHOWENGERDT, Professor
widely, illustrating the flexibility inherent in the program.
JOHN U. TREFNY, Professor and President
Approximately half of the graduating seniors go on to
TIMOTHY R. OHNO, Associate Professor
graduate school in physics or a closely related field of
DAVID M. WOOD, Associate Professor
engineering. Some go to medical, law, or other professional
CHARLES G. DURFEE, Assistant Professor
post-graduate schools. Others find employment in fields as
JON H. EGGERT, Assistant Professor
diverse as electronics, semiconductor processing, aerospace,
UWE GREIFE, Assistant Professor
materials development, nuclear energy, solar energy, and
MARIET A. HOFSTEE, Assistant Professor
geophysical exploration.
ELI SUTTER, Assistant Professor
PETER W. SUTTER, Assistant Professor
The physics department maintains modern well-equipped
TODD RUSKELL, Lecturer
laboratories for general physics, modern physics, electron-
BRUCE H. MEEVES, Instructor
ics, and advanced experimentation. There are research
JAMES T. BROWN, Professor Emeritus
laboratories for the study of solid-state physics, surface
DON L. WILLIAMSON, Professor Emeritus
physics, materials science, optics, and nuclear physics. The
F. RICHARD YEATTS, Professor Emeritus
centerpiece of these facilities is an NSF-funded laboratory
WILLIAM B. LAW, Associate Professor Emeritus
for solar and electronic materials. The department also
ARTHUR Y. SAKAKURA, Associate Professor Emeritus
maintains well-equipped and -staffed electronic and
ROBERT F. HOLUB, Research Professor
machine shops.
VICTOR KAYDANOV, Research Professor
Program Goals (Bachelor of Science in
JEROME G. MORSE, Research Professor
Engineering Physics)
JAMES E. BERNARD, Research Associate Professor
The physics department embraces the broad institutional
Program Description
goals as summarized in the Graduate Profile. The additional
Engineering Physics
engineering physics program-specific goals are listed below.
Physics is the most basic of all sciences and the
All engineering physics graduates must have the factual
foundation of most of the science and engineering disci-
knowledge and other thinking skills necessary to
plines. As such, it has always attracted those who want to
construct an appropriate understanding of physical
understand nature at its most fundamental level. Engineer-
phenomena in an applied context.
ing Physics is not a specialized branch of physics, but an
All engineering physics graduates must have the ability
interdisciplinary area wherein the basic physics subject
to communicate effectively.
matter, which forms the backbone of any undergraduate
Throughout their careers engineering physics graduates
physics degree, is taken further toward application to
should be able to function effectively and responsibly
engineering. The degree is accredited by the Engineering
in society.
Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for
Five-year Combined Baccalaureate / Masters
Engineering and Technology, 111 Market Place, Suite 1050,
Degree Programs
Baltimore, MD 21202-4012, telephone (410) 347-7700. At
The Physics Department in collaboration with the
CSM, the required engineering physics curriculum includes
Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering and
all of the undergraduate physics courses that would form the
with the Engineering Division offers five-year programs in
physics curriculum at any good university, but in addition to
which students obtain an undergraduate degree in Engineer-
these basic courses, the CSM requirements include pre-
ing Physics as well as a Masters Degree in an Engineering
engineering and engineering courses, which physics majors
discipline. There are three engineering tracks and three
at other universities would not ordinarily take. These
physics tracks. The first two lead to a Masters degree in
courses include engineering science, design, systems,
Engineering with a mechanical or electrical specialty.
summer field session, and a capstone senior design sequence
Students in the third track receive a Masters of Metallurgical
culminating in a senior thesis.
and Materials Engineering with an electronic materials
This unique blend of physics and engineering makes it
emphasis. The Applied Physics tracks are in the areas of
possible for the engineering physics graduate to work at the
condensed matter, applied optics, and applied nuclear
interface between science and technology, where new
physics. The programs emphasize a strong background in
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fundamentals of science, in addition to practical experience
Sophomore Year Spring Semester
lec.lab. sem. hrs.
within an applied physics or engineering discipline. Many
MACS315 Differential Equations
3
3
of the undergraduate electives of students involved in each
SYGN201/2 Engineered Systems
3
3
track are specified. For this reason, students are expected to
PHGN300/310 Physics III–Modern Physics I
3
3
apply to the program during the first semester of their
DCGN381 Electric Circuits, Electronics and Pwr. 3
3
sophomore year (in special cases late entry can be approved
PHGN217 Analog Circuits
3
1
by the program mentors). A 3.0 grade point average must
Engineering Science Elective I
3
3
be maintained to guarantee admission into the appropriate
PAGN202 Physical Education IV
2
0.5
engineering or applied physics graduate program.
Total
16.5
Students in the engineering tracks must complete a
Summer Field Session
lec.lab. sem. hrs.
report or case study during the fifth year. Students in the
PHGN384 Summer Field Session (6 weeks)
6
applied physics tracks must complete a masters thesis. The
Total
6
case study or thesis should begin during the senior year as
Junior Year Fall Semester
lec.lab. sem. hrs.
part of the Senior Design experience. Participants must
PHGN315 Advanced Physics Lab I (WI)
3
1
identify an Engineering or Physics advisor as appropriate
MACS347 Engineering Mathematics
3
3
prior to their senior year who will assist in choosing an
LAIS/EBGN H&SS Cluster Elective I
3
3
appropriate project and help coordinate the senior design
DCGN209 Introduction to Thermodynamics
3
3
project with the case study or thesis completed in the fifth
PHGN317 Digital Circuits
2 3
3
year.
PHGN350 Intermediate Mechanics
4
4
Total
17
Interested students can obtain additional information and
Junior Year Spring Semester
lec.lab. sem. hrs.
detailed curricula from the Physics Department or from the
PHGN361 Intermediate Electromagnetism
3
3
participating Engineering Departments.
PHGN320 Modern Physics II
4
4
Minor and Areas of Special Interest
PHGN326 Advanced Physics Lab II (WI)
3
1
The department offers a Minor and Areas of Special
PHGN341 Thermal Physics
3
3
Interest for students not majoring in physics. The require-
Free Elective
3
3
ments are as follows:
Total
14
Area of Specialization: 12 sem. hrs. minimum
Senior Year Fall Semester
lec.lab. sem. hrs.
(includes 3 semester hours of PHGN100 or 200)
PHGN471 Senior Design I (WI)
1 6
3
Minor: 18 sem. hrs. minimum (includes 3 semester
PHGN462 Advanced Electromagnetism
3
3
hours of PHGN100 or 200)
Engineering Science Elective II
3
3
Two courses (one year) of modern physics:
LAIS/EBGN H&SS Cluster Elective II
3
3
PHGN300 Modern Physics I 3 sem. hrs. and
Free elective
3
3
PHGN320 Modern Physics II 4 sem. hrs.
Total
15
One course:
Senior Year Spring Semester
lec.lab. sem. hrs.
PHGN341 Thermal Physics 3 sem. hrs. or
PHGN472 Senior Design II (WI)
1 6
3
PHGN350 Mechanics 4 sem. hrs. or
Engineering Science Elective III
3
3
PHGN361 Electromagnetism 3 sem. hrs.
Engineering Science Elective IV
3
3
Selected courses to complete the Minor: Upper division
Free Elective
3
3
and/or graduate (500-level) courses which form a logical
LAIS/EBGN H&SS Cluster Elective III
3
3
sequence in a specific field of study as determined in
Total
15
consultation with the Physics Department and the student’s
Degree Total
134.5
option department.
Degree Requirements (Engineering Physics)
Sophomore Year Fall Semester
lec.lab. sem. hrs.
MACS213 Calculus for Scientists & Engn’rs III 4
4
PHGN200 Physics II
3.5 3
4.5
EPIC251 Design II
3
3
EBGN211 Principles of Economics
3
3
SYGN200 Human Systems
3
3
PAGN201 Physical Education III
2
0.5
Total
18
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Section 6 -
Description of Courses
integrate skills in teamwork, communications, and computer
Student Life
software to solve engineering problems. This section,
however, presents projects which require strategic planning
CSM101. FRESHMAN SUCCESS SEMINAR is a
and community interaction to expose design students to the
“college adjustment” course, taught in small groups,
challenges and responsibilities of leadership. Computer
designed to create an attitude among new CSM freshmen
applications emphasize information acquisition and
that will help them appreciate the value of higher education,
processing based on knowing what new information is
particularly that offered at CSM, and to acquaint them with
necessary to solve a problem and where to find the informa-
the techniques and School resources that will allow them to
tion efficiently. Students analyze team dynamics through
develop to their fullest potential at CSM. 8 meetings during
weekly meetings and progress reports. The course empha-
semester; 0.5 semester hours.
sizes oral presentations and builds on written communica-
Core Areas
tions techniques introduced in Design (EPICS) I. In
addition, these sections provide instruction and practice in
Design
team interactions (learning styles, conflict resolution),
Engineering Practices Introductory Course
project management (case studies, seminars), and policy
(multiple clients, product outcome, and impact). Prerequi-
Sequence (EPICS)
site: EPIC151. 4 semester hours.
ROBERT D. KNECHT, Design (EPICS) Program Director and
CEPR Research Professor
Systems
Freshman Year
SYGN101. EARTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL SYSTEMS
EPIC151. Design (EPICS) I introduces a design process that
(I, II, S) Fundamental concepts concerning the nature,
includes open-ended problem solving and team work
composition and evolution of the lithosphere, hydrosphere,
integrated with the use of computer software as tools to
atmosphere and biosphere of the earth integrating the basic
solve engineering problems. Computer applications
sciences of chemistry, physics, biology and mathematics.
emphasize graphical visualization and production of clear
Understanding of anthropological interactions with the
and coherent graphical images, charts, and drawings. Teams
natural systems, and related discussions on cycling of
assess engineering ethics, group dynamics and time
energy and mass, global warming, natural hazards, land use,
management with respect to decision making. The course
mitigation of environmental problems such as toxic waste
emphasizes written technical communications and intro-
disposal, exploitation and conservation of energy, mineral
duces oral presentations. 3 semester hours.
and agricultural resources, proper use of water resources,
Sophomore Year
biodiversity and construction. 3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 4
EPIC251. Design (EPICS) II builds on the design process
semester hours.
introduced in Design (EPICS) I which focuses on open-
SYGN200. HUMAN SYSTEMS (I, II) This is a pilot course
ended problem solving in which students integrate team-
in the CSM core curriculum that articulates with LIHU100:
work and communications with the use of computer
Nature and Human Values and with the other systems
software as tools to solve engineering problems. Computer
courses. Human Systems is an interdisciplinary historical
applications emphasize information acquisition and
examination of key systems created by humans - namely,
processing based on knowing what new information is
political, economic, social, and cultural institutions - as they
necessary to solve a problem and where to find the informa-
have evolved worldwide from the inception of the modern
tion efficiently. Teams analyze team dynamics through
era (ca. 1500) to the present. This course embodies an
weekly team meetings and progress reports. The course
elaboration of these human systems as introduced in their
emphasizes oral presentations and builds on written
environmental context in Nature and Human Values and will
communications techniques introduced in Design (EPICS) I.
reference themes and issues explored therein. It also
Design (EPICS) II is also offered during the first summer
demonstrates the cross-disciplinary applicability of the
field session in a three week format. Prerequisite: EPIC151.
“systems” concept. Assignments will give students contin-
3 semester hours.
ued practice in writing. Prerequisite: LIHU100. 3 semester
EPIC252. Leadership Design (EPICS) can be taken in lieu
hours.
of EPIC251. Leadership Design (EPICS) II builds on the
SYGN201. ENGINEERED EARTH SYSTEMS (I) An
design process introduced in Design (EPICS) I, which
introduction to Engineered Earth Systems. Aspects of
focuses on open-ended problem solving in which students
appropriate earth systems and engineering practices in
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geological, geophysical, mining and petroleum engineering.
Chemical Engineering
Emphasis on complex interactions and feedback loops
Sophomore Year
within and among natural and engineered systems. A case
ChEN200. COMPUTATIONAL METHODS IN CHEMI-
histories format provides an introduction to earth engineer-
CAL ENGINEERING Fundamentals of computer program-
ing fields. 2 hours lecture/seminar, 3 hours lab; 3 semester
ming as applied to the solution of chemical engineering
hours.
problems. Introduction to Visual Basic, computational
SYGN202. ENGINEERED MATERIALS SYSTEMS (I, II)
methods and algorithm development. Prerequisite:
Introduction to the structure, properties, and processing of
MACS112 or consent of instructor. 2 hours lecture; 2
materials. The historical role that engineered and natural
semester hours.
materials have made on the advance of civilization.
ChEN201. MATERIAL AND ENERGY BALANCES
Engineered materials and their life cycles through process-
Introduction to the principles of conservation of mass and
ing, use, disposal and recycle. The impact that engineered
energy. Applications to chemical processing systems.
materials have on selected systems to show the breadth of
Relevant aspects of computer-aided process simulation.
properties that are important and how they can be controlled
Prerequisite: MACS315 (corequisite), DCGN209,
by proper material processing. Recent trends in materials
ChEN200 or equivalent (as approved by ChEN Department
development mimicking natural materials in the context of
Head) or consent of instructor. Corequisite ChEN202.
the structure and functionality of materials in living systems.
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
Prerequisites or concurrent: CHGN124, MACS112,
PHGN100. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
ChEN202. CHEMICAL PROCESS PRINCIPLES
LABORATORY Laboratory measurements dealing with the
Distributed Core
first and second laws of thermodynamics, calculation and
DCGN209. INTRODUCTION TO THERMODYNAMICS
analysis of experimental results, professional report writing.
(I, II) Introduction to the fundamental principles of classical
Introduction to computer-aided process simulation.
thermodynamics. Application of mass and energy balances
Prerequisites: DCGN209; corequisites: ChEN201,
to a variety of systems. Entropy and the second law of
MAGN315 or consent of instructor. 3 hours laboratory; 1
thermodynamics. Introduction to phase equilibria and
credit hour.
chemical reaction equilibria. Ideal and nonideal solutions.
Junior Year
Electrochemistry. Prerequisites: CHGN121, CHGN124,
MACS111, MACS112, PHGN100. 3 hours lecture; 3
ChEN307. FLUID MECHANICS Theory and application
semester hours.
of momentum transport and fluid flow in chemical engineer-
ing. Fundamentals of microscopic phenomena and applica-
DCGN241. STATICS (I, II, S) Forces, moments, couples,
tion to macroscopic systems. Relevant aspects of computer-
equilibrium, centroids and second moments of areas,
aided process simulation. Prerequisite: ChEN201,
volumes and masses, hydrostatics, friction, virtual work.
MACS315. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
Applications of vector algebra to structures. Prerequisite:
Credit or concurrent enrollment in PHGN100, MACS112,
ChEN308. HEAT TRANSFER Theory and applications of
EPIC151 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
energy transport: conduction, convection and radiation.
Fundamentals of microscopic phenomena and application to
DCGN381. INTRODUCTION TO ELECTRICAL CIR-
macroscopic systems. Relevant aspects of computer-aided
CUITS, ELECTRONICS AND POWER (I, II, S) This
process simulation. Prerequisite: ChEN201, ChEN307,
course provides an engineering science analysis of electrical
MACS315, or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3
circuits. The following topics are included: DC and single-
semester hours.
and three-phase AC circuit analysis, current and charge
relationships. Ohm’s Law, resistors, inductors, capacitors,
ChEN312/313. UNIT OPERATIONS LABORATORY Field
equivalent resistance and impedance, Kirchoff’s Laws,
Session (I & II) (WI) Principles of mass, energy, and
Thevenin and Norton equivalent circuits, superposition and
momentum transport as applied to laboratory-scale
source transformation, power and energy, maximum power
processing equipment. Written and oral communications
transfer, first order transient response, algebra of complex
skills. Aspects of group dynamics, teamwork, and critical
numbers, phasor representation, time domain and frequency
thinking. Prerequisite: ChEN201, ChEN307, ChEN308,
domain concepts, effective and rms vales, complex power,
ChEN357, ChEN375 6 hours lab; 6 semester hours.
apparent power, power factor, balanced delta and wye line
ChEN340. COOPERATIVE EDUCATION Cooperative
and phase currents, filters, resonance, diodes, EM work,
work/education experience involving employment of a
moving charge in an electric field, relationship between EM
chemical engineering nature in an internship spanning at
voltage and work, Faraday’s and Ampere’s Laws, magnetic
least one academic semester. Prerequisite: consent of
reluctance and ideal transformers. Prerequisite: PHGN200.
instructor. 1 to 3 semester hours.
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
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ChEN350. HONORS UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH
ChEN408 NATURAL GAS PROCESSING Application of
Scholarly research of an independent nature. Prerequisite:
chemical engineering principles to the processing of natural
junior standing, consent of instructor. 1 to 3 semester hours.
gas. Emphasis on using thermodynamics and mass transfer
ChEN351. HONORS UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH
operations to analyze existing plants. Relevant aspects of
Scholarly research of an independent nature. Prerequisite:
computer-aided process simulation. Prerequisites:
junior standing, consent of instructor. 1 to 3 semester hours.
CHGN221, ChEN201, ChEN307, ChEN308, ChEN357,
ChEN375, or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture, 3
ChEN357. CHEMICAL ENGINEERING THERMODY-
semester hours.
NAMICS Fundamentals of thermodynamics for application
to chemical engineering processes and systems. Phase and
ChEN409. PETROLEUM PROCESSES Application of
reaction equilibria. Relevant aspects of computer-aided
chemical engineering principles to petroleum refining.
process simulation. Integrated laboratory experiments.
Thermodynamics and reaction engineering of complex
Prerequisite: DCGN209, ChEN201, MACS315, or consent
hydrocarbon systems. Relevant aspects of computer-aided
of instructor. Corequisite: ChEN358.
process simulation for complex mixtures. Prerequisite:
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
CHGN221, ChEN201, ChEN357, ChEN375, or consent of
instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
ChEN358. CHEMICAL ENGINEERING THERMODY-
NAMICS LABORATORY Laboratory measurement,
ChEN415. POLYMER SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
calculation and analysis of physical properties, phase
Chemistry and thermodynamics of polymers and polymer
equilibria and reaction equilibria and their application to
solutions. Reaction engineering of polymerization. Charac-
chemical engineering. Relevant aspects of computer-aided
terization techniques based on solution properties. Materials
simulation. Prerequisites: DCGN209, ChEN201,
science of polymers in varying physical states. Processing
MAGN315, or consent of instructor. Corequisite: ChEN357.
operations for polymeric materials and use in separations.
3 hours laboratory; 1 semester hour.
Prerequisite: CHGN221, MACS315, ChEN357, or consent
of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
ChEN375. MASS TRANSFER Fundamentals of stage-wise
and diffusional mass transport with applications to chemical
ChEN416. POLYMER ENGINEERING AND TECHNOL-
engineering systems and processes. Relevant aspects of
OGY Polymer fluid mechanics, polymer rheological
computer-aided process simulation. Prerequisite: ChEN201,
response, and polymer shape forming. Definition and
ChEN357, or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3
measurement of material properties. Interrelationships
semester hours.
between response functions and correlation of data and
material response. Theoretical approaches for prediction of
ChEN398. SPECIAL TOPICS IN CHEMICAL ENGI-
polymer properties. Processing operations for polymeric
NEERING Topical courses in chemical engineering of
materials; melt and flow instabilities. Prerequisite:
special interest. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. 1 to 6
ChEN307, MACS315, or consent of instructor. 3 hours
semester hours.
lecture; 3 semester hours.
ChEN399. INDEPENDENT STUDY Individual research
ChEN418. REACTION ENGINEERING (WI) Applica-
or special problem projects. Topics, content, and credit
tions of the fundamentals of thermodynamics, physical
hours to be agreed upon by student and supervising faculty
chemistry, and organic chemistry to the engineering of
member. Prerequisite: consent of instructor and department
reactive processes. Reactor design; acquisition and analysis
head, submission of “Independent Study” form to CSM
of rate data; heterogeneous catalysis. Relevant aspects of
Registrar. 1 to 6 semester hours.
computer-aided process simulation. Prerequisite: ChEN201,
Senior Year
ChEN307, ChEN308, ChEN357, MACS315, CHGN221,
ChEN402. CHEMICAL ENGINEERING DESIGN (WI)
CHGN351, or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3
Advanced computer-aided process simulation and process
semester hours.
optimization. Prerequisite: ChEN307, ChEN308,
ChEN420. MATHEMATICAL METHODS IN CHEMICAL
ChEN357, ChEN375, ChEN418 (co-requisite), or consent
ENGINEERING Formulation and solution of chemical
of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
engineering problems using exact analytical solution
ChEN403. PROCESS DYNAMICS AND CONTROL
methods. Set-up and solution of ordinary and partial
Mathematical modeling and analysis of transient systems.
differential equations for typical chemical engineering
Applications of control theory to response of dynamic
systems and transport processes. Prerequisite: MACS315,
chemical engineering systems and processes. Prerequisite:
ChEN201, ChEN307, ChEN308, ChEN375, or consent of
ChEN201, ChEN307, ChEN308, ChEN375, MACS315, or
instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
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ChEN421. ENGINEERING ECONOMICS Economic
Chemistry and Geochemistry
analysis of engineering processes and systems. Interest,
CHGN111. INTRODUCTORY CHEMISTRY (S) Introduc-
annuity, present value, depreciation, cost accounting,
tory college chemistry. Elementary atomic structure and the
investment accounting and financing of engineering
periodic chart, chemical bonding, properties of common
enterprises along with taxation, market evaluation and
elements and their compounds, and stoichiometry of
break-even analysis. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. 3
chemical reactions. Must not be used for elective credit. 3
hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
hours lecture and recitation; 3 semester hours.
ChEN430. TRANSPORT PHENOMENA Theory and
CHGN121. PRINCIPLES OF CHEMISTRY I (I,II) Study
chemical engineering applications of momentum, heat, and
of matter and energy based on atomic structure, correlation
mass transport. Set up and solution of problems involving
of properties of elements with position in periodic chart,
equations of motion and energy. Prerequisite: ChEN307,
chemical bonding, geometry of molecules, phase changes,
ChEN308, ChEN357, ChEN375, MACS315, or consent of
stoichiometry, solution chemistry, gas laws, and thermo-
instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
chemistry. 3 hours lecture and recitation, 3 hours lab; 4
ChEN435/PHGN435. INTERDISCIPLINARY MICRO-
semester hours.
ELECTRONICS PROCESSING LABORATORY (II)
CHGN124. PRINCIPLES OF CHEMISTRY II (I,II,S)
Application of science and engineering principles to the
Continuation of CHGN121 concentrating on chemical
design, fabrication, and testing of microelectronic devices.
kinetics, thermodynamics, electrochemistry, organic
Emphasis on specific unit operations and the interrelation
nomenclature, and chemical equilibrium (acid- base,
among processing steps. Prerequisites: Senior standing in
solubility, complexation, and redox). Prerequisite: Credit in
PHGN, ChEN, MTGN, or EGGN. Consent of instructor.
CHGN121. 3 hours lecture and recitation; 3 semester hours.
Due to lab space the enrollment is limited to 20 students.
CHGN126. QUANTITATIVE CHEMICAL MEASURE-
1.5 hours lecture, 4 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
MENTS (I,II,S) Experiments emphasizing quantitative
ChEN440. MOLECULAR PERSPECTIVES IN CHEMI-
chemical measurements. Prerequisite: Credit in or concur-
CAL ENGINEERING Applications of statistical and
rent enrollment in CHGN124. 3 hours lab; 1 semester hour.
quantum mechanics to understanding and prediction of
CHGN198. SPECIAL TOPICS IN CHEMISTRY (I, II)
equilibrium and transport properties and processes.
Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from
Relations between microscopic properties of materials and
special interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the
systems to macroscopic behavior. Prerequisite: ChEN307,
course is offered only once. Prerequisite: Instructor consent.
ChEN308, ChEN357, ChEN375, CHGN351 and 353,
Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
CHGN221 and 222, MACS315, or consent of instructor. 3
hours lecture; 3 semester hours
CHGN199. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Individual
research or special problem projects supervised by a faculty
ChEN450. HONORS UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH
member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a
Scholarly research of an independent nature. Prerequisite:
subject matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite:
senior standing, consent of instructor. 1 to 3 semester hours.
“Independent Study” form must be completed and submitted
ChEN451. HONORS UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH
to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
Scholarly research of an independent nature. Prerequisite:
CHGN201. CHEMICAL THERMODYNAMICS LABO-
senior standing, consent of instructor. 1 to 3 semester hours.
RATORY (II) Experiments in determining enthalpy, entropy,
ChEN498. SPECIAL TOPICS IN CHEMICAL ENGI-
free energy, equilibrium constants, vapor pressures,
NEERING Topical courses in chemical engineering of
colligative properties. Prerequisites DCGN209 or concur-
special interest. Prerequisite: consent of instructor; 1 to 6
rent enrollment. 3 hours lab; 1 semester hour.
semester hours.
CHGN221. ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I (I) Structure,
ChEN499. INDEPENDENT STUDY Individual research or
properties, and reactions of the important classes of organic
special problem projects. Topics, content, and credit hours
compounds, introduction to reaction mechanisms. Labora-
to be agreed upon by student and supervising faculty
tory exercises including synthesis, product purification and
member. Prerequisite: consent of instructor and department
characterization. Prerequisite: CHGN124, CHGN126. 3
head, submission of “Independent Study” form to CSM
hours lecture; 3 hours lab; 4 semester hours.
Registrar. 1 to 6 semester hours.
CHGN222. ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II (II) Continuation
of CHGN221. Prerequisite: CHGN221. 3 hours lecture; 3
hours lab; 4 semester hours.
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CHGN298. SPECIAL TOPICS IN CHEMISTRY (I, II)
CHGN341. DESCRIPTIVE INORGANIC CHEMISTRY
Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from
(II) The chemistry of the elements and periodic trends in
special interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the
reactivity discussed in relation to the preparation and use of
course is offered only once. Prerequisite: Instructor consent.
inorganic chemicals in industry and the environment.
Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
Prerequisite: CHGN222, DCGN209. 3 hours lecture; 3
CHGN299. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Individual
semester hours.
research or special problem projects supervised by a faculty
CHGN351. PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY: A MOLECULAR
member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a
PERSPECTIVE I (I) A study of chemical systems from a
subject matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite:
molecular physical chemistry perspective. Includes an
“Independent Study” form must be completed and submitted
introduction to quantum mechanics, atoms and molecules,
to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
spectroscopy, bonding and symmetry, and an introduction to
CHGN/ESGN302. INTRODUCTION TO ENVIRONMEN-
modern computational chemistry. Prerequisite: CHGN124,
TAL CHEMISTRY (II) Processes by which natural and
DCGN209, MACS315, PHGN200. 3 hours lecture; 3 hours
anthropogenic chemicals interact, react and are transformed
laboratory; 4 semester hours.
and redistributed in various environmental compartments.
CHGN353. PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY: A MOLECULAR
Air, soil and aqueous (fresh and saline surface and
PERSPECTIVE II ( II) A continuation of CHGN351.
groundwaters) environments are covered, along with
Includes statistical thermodynamics, chemical kinetics,
specialized environments such as waste treatment facilities
chemical reaction mechanisms, electrochemistry, and
and the upper atmosphere. Prerequisites: SYGN101,
selected additional topics. Prerequisite: CHGN351. 3 hours
DCGN209. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
lecture; 3 hours laboratory; 4 semester hours.
CHGN323. QUALITATIVE ORGANIC ANALYSIS (II)
CHGN398. SPECIAL TOPICS IN CHEMISTRY (I, II)
Identification, separation and purification of organic
Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from
compounds including use of modern physical and instru-
special interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the
mental methods. Prerequisite: CHGN222. 1 hour lecture; 3
course is offered only once. Prerequisite: Instructor consent.
hours lab; 2 semester hours.
Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
CHGN335. INSTRUMENTAL ANALYSIS (II) Principles
CHGN399. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Individual
of AAS, AES, Visible-UV, IR, NMR, XRF, XRD, XPS,
research or special problem projects supervised by a faculty
electron, and mass spectroscopy; gas and liquid chromatog-
member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a
raphy; data interpretation. Prerequisite: DCGN209,
subject matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite:
MACS112. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
“Independent Study” form must be completed and submitted
CHGN336. ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY (I) Theory and
to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
techniques of gravimetry, titrimetry (acid-base,
CHGN401. THEORETICAL INORGANIC CHEMISTRY
complexometric, redox, precipitation), electrochemical
(II) Periodic properties of the elements. Bonding in ionic
analysis, chemical separations; statistical evaluation of data.
and metallic crystals. Acid-base theories. Inorganic
Prerequisite: DCGN209, CHGN335. 3 hours lecture; 3
stereochemistry. Nonaqueous solvents. Coordination
semester hours.
chemistry and ligand field theory. Prerequisite: CHGN341
CHGN337. ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY LABORATORY
or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
(I) (WI) Laboratory exercises emphasizing sample prepara-
CHGN402. BONDING THEORY AND SYMMETRY (II)
tion and instrumental methods of analysis. Prerequisite:
Introduction to valence bond and molecular orbital theories,
CHGN335, CHGN336 or concurrent enrollment. 3 hours
symmetry; introduction to group theory; applications of
lab; 1 semester hour.
group theory and symmetry concepts to molecular orbital
CHGN340. COOPERATIVE EDUCATION (I,II,S)
and ligand field theories. Prerequisite: CHGN341 or consent
Supervised, full-time, chemistry-related employment for a
of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
continuous six-month period (or its equivalent) in which
CHGN410/MLGN510. SURFACE CHEMISTRY (II)
specific educational objectives are achieved. Prerequisite:
Introduction to colloid systems, capillarity, surface tension
Second semester sophomore status and a cumulative grade-
and contact angle, adsorption from solution, micelles and
point average of at least 2.00. 0 to 3 semester hours.
microemulsions, the solid/gas interface, surface analytical
Cooperative Education credit does not count toward
techniques, van der Waal forces, electrical properties and
graduation except under special conditions.
colloid stability, some specific colloid systems (clays, foams
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and emulsions). Students enrolled for graduate credit in
CHGN475. COMPUTATIONAL CHEMISTRY (II)
MLGN510 must complete a special project. Prerequisite:
Prerequisites: CHGN351, CHGN401. 3 hours lecture; 3
DCGN209 or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3
semester hours.
semester hours.
CHGN490. SYNTHESIS AND CHARACTERIZATION
CHGN422. POLYMER CHEMISTRY LABORATORY (I)
(WI) Advanced methods of organic and inorganic synthesis;
Prerequisites: CHGN221. 3 hours lab; 1 semester hour.
high-temperature, high-pressure, inert-atmosphere, vacuum-
line, and electrolytic methods. Prerequisites: CHGN323,
CHGN428. INTRODUCTORY BIOCHEMISTRY (I)
CHGN341. 6-week summer field session; 6 semester hours.
Introductory study of the major molecules of biochemistry-
amino acids, proteins, enzymes, nucleic acids, lipids, and
CHGN495. UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH (I, II, S)
saccharides- their structure, chemistry, biological function,
(WI) Individual research project under direction of a
and biosynthesis. Stresses bioenergetics and the cell as a
member of the Departmental faculty. Prerequisites:
biological unit of organization. Discussion of classical
Completion of chemistry curriculum through the junior year
genetics, molecular genetics, and protein synthesis.
or permission of the department head. Variable credit; 1 to 6
Prerequisite: CHGN221 or permission of instructor. 3 hours
credit hours.
lecture; 3 semester hours.
CHGN497. INTERNSHIP (I, II, S) Individual internship
CHGN430/MLGN530. INTRODUCTION TO POLYMER
experience with an industrial, academic, or governmental
SCIENCE (I) An introduction to the chemistry and physics
host supervised by a Departmental faculty member.
of macromolecules. Topics include the properties and
Prerequisites: Completion of chemistry curriculum through
statistics of polymer solutions, measurements of molecular
the junior year or permission of the department head.
weights, molecular weight distributions, properties of bulk
Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
polymers, mechanisms of polymer formation, and properties
CHGN498. SPECIAL TOPICS IN CHEMISTRY (I, II)
of thermosets and thermoplasts including elastomers.
Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from
Prerequisite: CHGN221 or permission of instructor. 3 hour
special interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the
lecture, 3 semester hours.
course is offered only once. Prerequisite: Instructor consent.
CHGN462. MICROBIOLOGY AND THE ENVIRON-
Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
MENT This course will cover the basic fundamentals of
CHGN499. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Individual
microbiology, such as structure and function of procaryotic
research or special problem projects supervised by a faculty
versus eucaryotic cells; viruses; classification of micro-
member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a
organisms; microbial metabolism, energetics, genetics,
subject matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite:
growth and diversity, microbial interactions with plants,
“Independent Study” form must be completed and submitted
animals, and other microbes. Additional topics covered will
to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
include various aspects of environmental microbiology such
as global biogeochemical cycles, bioleaching,
bioremediation, and wastewater treatment. Prerequisite:
Consent of instructor 3 hours lecture, 3 semester hours.
Offered in alternate years.
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company and demonstrates how to generate cost-accounting
Freshman Year
information to be used in management decision making.
EBGN198. SPECIAL TOPICS IN ECONOMICS AND
Prerequisite: EBGN305. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
BUSINESS (I, II) Pilot course or special topics course.
EBGN311. MICROECONOMICS (I, II, S) How markets
Topics chosen from special interests of instructor(s) and
for goods and services work. Economic behavior of
student(s). Usually the course is offered only once.
consumers, businesses, and government. Market structure
Prerequisite: Instructor consent. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit
and pricing. Efficiency and equity. Public policies. Students
hours.
may satisfy the economics core requirement by taking the
EBGN199. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Individual
EBGN311/312 sequence instead of EBGN211. Students
research or special problem projects supervised by a faculty
considering a major in economics are advised to skip
member. A student and instructor agree on a subject matter,
EBGN211 and begin with the EBGN311/312 sequence. 3
content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: “Independent Study”
hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
form must be completed and submitted to the Registrar.
EBGN312. MACROECONOMICS (I,II, S) Analysis of
Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
gross domestic output and cyclical variability, plus the
Sophomore Year
general level of prices and employment. The relationship
between output and financial markets that affects the level
EBGN211. PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS (I,II) The basic
of economic activity. Evaluation of government institutions
social and economic institutions of market capitalism.
and policy options for stabilization and growth. Interna-
Contemporary economic issues. Business organization.
tional trade and balance of payments. Students may satisfy
Price theory and market structure. Economic analysis of
the economics core requirement by taking the EBGN311/
public policies. Discussion of inflation, unemployment,
312 sequence instead of EBGN211. Students considering a
monetary policy and fiscal policy. Students may elect to
major in economics are advised to skip EBGN211 and begin
satisfy the economics core requirement by taking both
with the EBGN311/312 sequence. 3 hours lecture; 3
EBGN311 and EBGN312 instead of this course. Students
semester hours.
considering a major in economics are advised to take the
EBGN311/312 sequence instead of EBGN211. 3 hours
EBGN314. PRINCIPLES OF MANAGEMENT (S)
lecture; 3 semester hours.
Introduction of underlying principles, fundamentals, and
knowledge required of the manager in a complex, modern
EBGN298. SPECIAL TOPICS IN ECONOMICS AND
organization. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
BUSINESS (I, II) Pilot course or special topics course.
Topics chosen from special interests of instructor(s) and
EBGN345. PRINCIPLES OF FINANCE (II) Introduction
student(s). Usually the course is offered only once.
to financial markets and institutions, the investment process,
Prerequisite: Instructor consent. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit
and financial management. Included is the study of interest
hours.
rate determination, time value of money, security analysis,
portfolio construction, investment strategies, performance
EBGN 299. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Individual
evaluation, the corporate investment decision, capital
research or special problem projects supervised by a faculty
budgeting, financing decisions, dividend policy, and
member. A student and instructor agree on a subject matter,
working capital management. Prerequisite: EBGN305. 3
content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: “Independent Study”
hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
form must be completed and submitted to the Registrar.
Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
EBGN398. SPECIAL TOPICS IN ECONOMICS AND
BUSINESS (I, II) Pilot course or special topics course.
Junior Year
Topics chosen from special interests of instructor(s) and
EBGN305. FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING (I, II) Survey and
student(s). Usually the course is offered only once.
evaluation of balance sheets and income and expense
Prerequisite: Instructor consent. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit
statements, origin and purpose. Evaluation of depreciation,
hours.
depletion, and reserve methods for tax and internal
management purposes. Cash flow analysis in relation to
EBGN399. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Individual
planning and decision making. Inventory methods and cost
research or special problem projects supervised by a faculty
controls related to dynamics of production and processing. 3
member. A student and instructor agree on a subject matter,
hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: “Independent Study”
form must be completed and submitted to the Registrar.
EBGN306. MANAGERIAL ACCOUNTING (I, II)
Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
Introduction to cost concepts and principles of management
accounting including cost accounting. The course focuses
Senior Year
on activities that create value for customers and owners of a
EBGN402. FIELD SESSION (S) (WI) A capstone course
for students majoring in economics. The field session may
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consist of either an independent research project or an
EBGN425. APPLICATIONS OF OPERATIONS RE-
internship. In either case, a student prepares an analytical
SEARCH/ MANAGEMENT SCIENCE (I) Operations
research paper on a topic in the area of economics and
research methods for immediate application. Emphasis on
business. Specific research issues are arranged between
areas of production and inventory control. Principal aim of
students and the supervising faculty member. Prerequisite:
course is to equip students to use operations research
Consent of instructor. 3 semester hours.
methods to cope with day-to-day problems arising in
industry. Introduction to econometric modeling, break-even
EBGN409. MATHEMATICAL ECONOMICS (II) The
analysis, and elementary theory of the firm. Introductory
course applies mathematical tools to economic problems. It
applications of network, simulation, linear, and geometric
covers the mathematics needed to read published economic
programming methods. Prerequisite: MACS112. 3 hours
literature and to do advanced work in economics. It includes
lecture; 3 semester hours.
topics from differential and integral calculus, matrix algebra,
differential equations, and dynamic programming. Applica-
EBGN 426. MANUFACTURING MANAGEMENT (II) In
tions are taken from mineral, energy, and environmental
firms that produce goods (versus services), the manufactur-
issues, requiring both analytical and computer solutions
ing function typically manages the majority of the assets and
using such programs as GAMS and MATHEMATICA.
employs the most workers. Manufacturing managers are
Prerequisites: MACS112, EBGN311, EBGN312, MACS323
concerned with choices that lead to the efficient and
or MACS530, or graduate standing. 3 hours lecture; 3
effective utilization of these production resources. The effect
semester hours.
of these choices is reflected directly in the costs of doing
business and therefore, the ultimate profitability of the firm.
EBGN410. NATURAL RESOURCE ECONOMICS (I) The
Topics to be covered include forecasting, inventory
threat and theory of resource exhaustion; commodity
management, material requirements planning, aggregate
analysis and the problem of mineral market instability;
planning, capacity planning, facility layout. Special
cartels and the nature of mineral pricing; the environment,
emphasis will be placed on the role of uncertainty and
government involvement, and mineral policy issues;
methods for dealing with it. Prerequisite: EBGN425 or
international mineral trade. Prerequisite: EBGN211 or
consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
EBGN311. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
EBGN430. ENERGY ECONOMICS AND REGULATION
EBGN411. INTERMEDIATE MICROECONOMICS (I, II)
(I) Study of business and public policy issues related to the
(WI) A second course in microeconomics. Compared to the
regulation and deregulation of oil, natural gas, motor fuel,
earlier course, this course is more rigorous mathematically
and electricity markets. Topics include market power and
and quantitatively. It also places more emphasis on
antitrust, the political economy of deregulation, motor fuel
advanced topics such as game theory, risk and uncertainty,
and congestion taxes, competition in wholesale electricity
property rights, and external costs and benefits. Prerequisite:
markets, the development of organized energy spot, futures
EBGN311 and MACS112. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester
and derivative markets, environmental regulations, and
hours.
energy conservation. Prerequisites: EBGN211 or EBGN311.
EBGN412. INTERMEDIATE MACROECONOMICS (I, II)
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
(WI) Intermediate macroeconomics provides a foundation
EBGN441. INTERNATIONAL ECONOMICS (II) Theories
for analyzing the long-run and short-run effects of fiscal and
and determinants of international trade, including static and
monetary policy on aggregate economic performance.
dynamic comparative advantage and the gains from trade.
Special emphasis on interactions between the foreign sector
The history of arguments for and against free trade. The
and the domestic economy. Analytical models are developed
political economy of trade policy in both developing and
from the important schools of thought: Classical, Keynesian,
developed countries. Prerequisite: EBGN311. 3 hours
and New Classical. Prerequisites: EBGN311, EBGN312 and
lecture; 3 semester hours. Offered alternate years.
MACS112. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
EBGN442. ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT (II) Theories of
EBGN421 (CRGN421). ENGINEERING ECONOMICS
development and underdevelopment. Sectoral development
(II) Time value of money concepts of present worth, future
policies and industrialization. The special problems and
worth, annual worth, rate of return and break-even analysis,
opportunities created by an extensive mineral endowment,
applied to after-tax economic analysis of mineral, petroleum
including the Dutch disease and the resource-curse
and general investments. Related topics on proper handling
argument. The effect of value-added processing and export
of (1) inflation and escalation, (2) leverage (borrowed
diversification on development. Prerequisite: EBGN311.
money), (3) risk adjustment of analyses using expected
3 lecture hours; 3 semester hours Offered alternate years.
value concepts, (4) mutually exclusive alternative analyses
and service producing alternatives. 3 hours lecture; 3
EBGN445. INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS FINANCE An
semester hours.
introduction to financial issues of critical importance to
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multinational firms. Overview of international financial
Engineering
markets. The international monetary system. Foreign-
Freshman Year
exchange markets. International parity conditions, ex-
change-rate forecasting, swaps and swap markets. Interna-
EGGN198. SPECIAL TOPICS IN ENGINEERING (I, II)
tional investments. Foreign-direct investment. Corporate
Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from
strategy. The international debt crisis. Prerequisite:
special interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the
EBGN305. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
course is offered only once. Prerequisite: Instructor consent.
Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
EBGN455. LINEAR PROGRAMMING (I) Geometric
interpretation of linear programming problems, the simplex
EGGN199. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Individual
method, the revised simplex method, and the product form
research or special problem projects supervised by a faculty
of the inverse, duality theory, duel simplex, and applica-
member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a
tions, sensitivity analysis, complementary slackness and
subject matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite:
applications. The emphasis is on formulation of business
“Independent Study” form must be completed and submitted
and economic problems as linear programs, including
to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
production planning, scheduling, staffing, blending, and
Sophomore Year
product mix applications, and modeling and solving the
EGGN234. ENGINEERING FIELD SESSION, CIVIL
problems on the computer. Efficiency and implementation
SPECIALTY. (S) The theory and practice of modern
issues are discussed, and advanced topics include decompo-
surveying. Lectures and hands-on filed work teaches
sition methods for large-scale problems. The aim of the
horizontal, vertical, and angular measurements and
course is to equip students to formulate and solve real world
computations using traditional and modern equipment.
problems as linear programs. Prerequisite: EBGN409 or
Subdivision of land and applications to civil engineering
MACS112 or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3
practice, GPS and astronomic observations. Prerequisite:
semester hours.
None. Three weeks (6 day weeks) in summer field session. 3
EBGN470. ENVIRONMENTAL ECONOMICS (II) The
semester hours.
role of markets and other economic considerations in
EGGN235. ENGINEERING FIELD SESSION, ME-
controlling pollution. The effect of environmental policy on
CHANICAL SPECIALTY. (S) This course provides the
resource allocation. Benefit/cost analysis in decision making
student with hands-on experience in the use of modern
and associated problems of measuring benefits and costs.
engineering tools as part of the design process including
Prerequisite: EBGN211 or EBGN311. 3 hours lecture, 3
modeling, fabrication, and testing of components and
semester hours.
systems. Student use engineering, mathematics and
EBGN490. ECONOMETRICS (I) (WI) Introduction to
computers to conceptualize, model, create, test, and evaluate
econometrics, including ordinary least-squares and single-
components and systems of their creation. Teamwork is
equation models; two-stage least-squares and multiple-
emphasized by having students work in teams. Prerequisites:
equation models; specification error, serial correlation,
PHGN200/201, MACS260/261 and EPIC251. Three weeks
heteroskedasticity, and other problems; distributive-lag
in summer field session, 3 semester hours.
models and other extensions, hypothesis testing and
EGGN250. MULTIDISCIPLINARY ENGINEERING
forecasting applications. Prerequisite: EBGN411,
LABORATORY I (I, II) (WI) Laboratory experiments
MACS323. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
integrating instrumentation, circuits and power with
EBGN498. SPECIAL TOPICS IN ECONOMICS AND
computer data acquisitions and sensors. Sensor data is used
BUSINESS (I, II) Pilot course or special topics course.
to transition between science and engineering science.
Topics chosen from special interests of instructor(s) and
Engineering Science issues like stress, strains, thermal
student(s). Usually the course is offered only once.
conductivity, pressure and flow are investigated using
Prerequisite: Instructor consent. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit
fundamentals of equilibrium, continuity, and conservation.
hours.
Prerequisite: DCGN381 or concurrent enrollment. 4.5 hours
lab; 1.5 semester hour.
EBGN499. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Individual
research or special problem projects supervised by a faculty
EGGN298. SPECIAL TOPICS IN ENGINEERING (I, II)
member. A student and instructor agree on a subject matter,
Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from
content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: “Independent Study”
special interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the
form must be completed and submitted to the Registrar.
course is offered only once. Prerequisite: Instructor consent.
Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
Junior Year
EGGN315. DYNAMICS (I,II, S) Absolute and relative
motions. Kinetics, work-energy, impulse-momentum,
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vibrations. Prerequisite: DCGN241 and MACS315. 3 hours
as free elective credit hours if, in the judgment of the Co-op
lecture; 3 semester hours.
Advisor, the required term pxaper adequately documents the
fact that the work experience entailed high quality applica-
EGGN320. MECHANICS OF MATERIALS (I,II) Funda-
tion of engineering principles and practice. Applying the
mentals of stresses and strains, material properties. Axial,
credits as free electives requires submission by the student
torsion, bending, transverse and combined loadings. Stress
to the Co-op Advisor of a “Declaration of Intent to Request
at a point; stress transformations and Mohr’s circle for
Approval to Apply Co-op Credit toward Graduation
stress. Beams and beam deflections, thin-wall pressure
Requirements” form obtained from the Career Center.
vessels, columns and buckling, fatigue principles, impact
loading. Prerequisite: DCGN241 or MNGN317. 3 hours
EGGN342. STRUCTURAL THEORY (I, II) Analysis of
lecture; 3 semester hours.
determinate and indeterminate structures for both forces and
deflections. Influence lines, work and energy methods,
EGGN333. GEOGRAPHICAL MEASUREMENT
moment distribution, matrix operations, computer methods.
SYSTEMS. (I) The mensuration base for work in the 21st
Prerequisite: EGGN320. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
century; engineering projects with local and geodetic control
using theodolites and total stations. Civil engineering
EGGN350. MULTIDISCIPLINARY ENGINEERING
applications of work in the field (i.e. implementation on the
LABORATORY II (I, II) (WI) Laboratory experiments
ground), including road design and horizontal and vertical
integrating electrical circuits, fluid mechanics, stress
curve work, use of AutoCAD 2000–Land Development
analysis, and other engineering fundamentals using
software, engineering astronomy, and computer generated
computer data acquisition and transducers. Fluid mechanics
designs. Relationships between and interactions of the ôflat:
issues like compressible and incompressible fluid flow
and the ôcurvedö earth, including the mathematics of the
(mass and volumetric), pressure losses, pump characteris-
ellipsoids and goeid; reduction of GPS observation from the
tics, pipe networks, turbulent and laminar flow, cavitation,
orbital geometry to receiver position and its subsequent
drag, and others are covered. Experimental stress analysis
reduction into a coordinate plane; conceptual and math-
issues like compression and tensile testing, strain gage
ematical knowledge of applying GPS data to engineering
installation, Young’s Modulus, stress vs. strain diagrams,
projects. Prerequisite EGGN234. 2 hours lecture, 8-9 field
and others are covered. Experimental stress analysis and
work days; 3 semester hours.
fluid mechanics are integrated in experiments which merge
fluid power of the testing machine with applied stress and
EGGN334. ENGINEERING FIELD SESSION, ELECTRI-
displacement of material specimen.. Prerequisite:
CAL SPECIALTY. (S) Experience in the engineering design
EGGN250. Prerequisite or concurrent enrollment:
process involving analysis, design, and simulation. Students
EGGN351, EGGN320. 4.5 hours lab; 1.5 semester hour.
use engineering, mathematics and computers to model,
analyze, design and evaluate system performance. Team-
EGGN351. FLUID MECHANICS (I,II,S) Properties of
work emphasized. Prerequisites: EGGN382, EGGN388, and
liquids, manometers, one-dimensional continuity.
two of the following: EGGN384, EGGN385, and
Bernoulli’s equation, the impulse momentum principle,
EGGN389. Three weeks in summer field session, 3 semester
laminar and turbulent flow in pipes, meters, pumps, and
hours.
turbines. Prerequisite: DCGN241 or MNGN317. 3 hours
lecture; 3 semester hours.
EGGN335. ENGINEERING FIELD SESSION, ENVIRON-
MENTAL SPECIALTY. (S) The environmental module is
EGGN/ESGN353. FUNDAMENTALS OF ENVIRON-
intended to introduce students to laboratory and field
MENTAL SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING I (I) Topics
analytical skills used in the analysis of an environmental
covered include: history of water related environmental law
engineering problem. Students will receive instruction on
and regulation, major sources and concerns of water
the measurement of water quality parameters (chemical,
pollution, water quality parameters and their measurement,
physical, and biological) in the laboratory and field. The
material and energy balances, water chemistry concepts,
student will use these skills to collect field data and analyze
microbial concepts, aquatic toxicology and risk assessment.
a given environmental engineering problem. Prerequisites:
Prerequisite: Junior standing or consent of instructor. 3
EGGN353, EPIC251, MACS323. Three weeks in summer
hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
field session, 3 semester hours.
EGGN/ESGN354. FUNDAMENTALS OF ENVIRON-
EGGN340. COOPERATIVE EDUCATION (I,II,S)
MENTAL SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING II (II)
Supervised, full-time engineering-related employment for a
Introductory level fundamentals in atmospheric systems, air
continuous six-month period (or its equivalent) in which
pollution control, solid waste management, hazardous waste
specific educational objectives are achieved. Prerequisite:
management, waste minimization, pollution prevention, role
Second semester sophomore status and a cumulative grade-
and responsibilities of public institutions and private
point average of at least 2.00. 0 to 3 semester hours. Credit
organizations in environmental management (relative to air,
earned in EGGN340, Cooperative Education, may be used
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solid and hazardous waste. Prerequisite: Junior standing or
noise. Fourier, Lapalce, and Z transforms. Introductory
consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
applications in the analysis of dynamic data streams
EGGN361. SOIL MECHANICS (I, II) An introductory
emanating from mechanical, structural and electronic
course covering the engineering properties of soil, soil
systems, system diagnostics, data acquisition, control and
phase relationships and classification. Principle of effective
communications. Prerequisite: DCGN381 and MACS315.
stress. Seepage through soils and flow nets. One-dimen-
Corequisite: MACS348.
3 hours lecture; 3 semester
sional consolidation theory. Soil compressibility and
hours.
settlement prediction. Shear strength of soils. Pore pressure
EGGN389. FUNDAMENTALS OF ELECTRIC MACHIN-
parameters. Introduction to earth pressure and slope stability
ERY I (I, II) Magnetic circuit concepts and materials,
calculations. Prerequisite: EGGN320 . 3 hours lecture; 3
transformer analysis and operation, special transformers,
semester hours.
steady state and dynamic analysis of rotating machines,
EGGN363. SOIL MECHANICS LABORATORY (I, II)
synchronous and polyphase induction motors, fractional
Introduction to laboratory testing methods in soil mechan-
horsepower machines, laboratory study of external charac-
ics. Classification, permeability, compressibility, shear
teristics of machines and transformers. Prerequisite:
strength. Prerequisite: EGGN361 or concurrent enrollment.
DCGN381, EGGN250 or consent of department. 3 hours
3 hours lab; 1 semester hour.
lecture, 3 hours lab; 4 semester hours.
EGGN371. THERMODYNAMICS I (I,II,S) Definitions,
EGGN390/MTGN390. MATERIALS AND MANUFAC-
properties, temperature, phase diagrams, equations of state,
TURING PROCESSES (II) This course focuses on
steam tables, gas tables, work, heat, first and second laws of
available engineering materials and the manufacturing
thermodynamics, entropy, ideal gas, phase changes,
processes used in their conversion into a product or
availability, reciprocating engines, air standard cycles, vapor
structure as critical considerations in design. Properties,
cycles. Prerequisite: MACS213/223.
3 hours lecture; 3
characteristics, typical selection criteria, and applications are
semester hours.
reviewed for ferrous and nonferrous metals, plastics and
composites. The nature, features, and economics of basic
EGGN382. ENGINEERING CIRCUIT ANALYSIS (I,II)
shaping operations are addressed with regard to their
Frequency response, two port networks, network analysis,
limitations and applications and the types of processing
application of Laplace and Fourier transforms to circuit
equipment available. Related technology such as measure-
analysis. Laboratory experience, simulation study, evalua-
ment and inspection procedures, numerical control systems
tion, application and extension of lecture concepts.
and automated operations are introduced throughout the
Prerequisites: DCGN381 and EGGN250, co-requisite
course. Prerequisite: EGGN320, SYGN202.
3 hours
EGGN388. 1 hour lecture, 3 hours lab; 2 semester hours.
lecture; 3 semester hours.
EGGN384. DIGITAL LOGIC (I,II) Fundamentals of digital
EGGN398. SPECIAL TOPICS IN ENGINEERING (I, II)
logic design. Covers combinational and sequential logic
Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from
circuits, programmable logic devices, hardware description
special interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the
languages, and computer-aided design (CAD) tools.
course is offered only once. Prerequisite: Instructor consent.
Laboratory component introduces simulation and synthesis
Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
software and hands-on hardware design. Prerequisites:
DCGN381 or equivalent. 3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab, 4
EGGN399. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Individual
semester hours.
research or special problem projects supervised by a faculty
member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a
EGGN385. ELECTRONIC DEVICES AND CIRCUITS (I,
subject matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite:
II) Semiconductor materials and characteristics, junction
“Independent Study” form must be completed and submitted
diode operation, bipolar junction transistors, field effect
to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
transistors, biasing techniques, four layer devices, amplifier
and power supply design, laboratory study of semiconductor
Senior Year
circuit characteristics. Prerequisite: DCGN381 and
EGGN400/MNGN400. INTRODUCTION TO ROBOTICS
EGGN250 or consent of department. 3 hours lecture, 3
FOR THE MINERALS AND CONSTRUCTION INDUS-
hours lab; 4 semester hours.
TRIES (II) Focuses on construction and minerals industries
applications. Overview and introduction to the science and
EGGN388. INFORMATION SYSTEMS SCIENCE (I, II)
engineering of intelligent mobile robotics and robotic
The interpretation, representation and analysis of time-
manipulators. Covers guidance and force sensing, percep-
varying phenomena as signals which convey information
tion of the environment around a mobile vehicle, reasoning
and noise; a quantitative treatment on the properties of
about the environment to identify obstacles and guidance
information and noise, and the degradation of signal fidelity
path features and adaptively controlling and monitoring the
through distortion, band limitation, interference and additive
vehicle health. A lesser emphasis is placed on robot
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manipulator kinematics, dynamics, and force and tactile
theory. Thick-walled cylinders and contact stresses.
sensing. Surveys manipulator and intelligent mobile robotics
Prerequisite: EGGN320. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
research and development. Introduces principles and
EGGN442. FINITE ELEMENT METHODS FOR ENGI-
concepts of guidance, position, and force sensing; vision
NEERS (II) A course combining finite element theory with
data processing; basic path and trajectory planning algo-
practical programming experience in which the multi-
rithms; and force and position control. Prerequisite:
disciplinary nature of the finite element method as a
PHGN200/210. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
numerical technique for solving differential equations is
EGGN403. THERMODYNAMICS II (I, II) Thermody-
emphasized. Topics covered include simple ‘structural’
namic relations, Maxwell’s Relations, Clapeyron equation,
element, solid elasticity, steady state analysis, transient
fugacity, mixtures and solutions, thermodynamics of mixing,
analysis. Students get a copy of all the source code
Gibbs function, activity coefficient, combustion processes,
published in the course textbook. Prerequisite: EGGN320. 3
first and second law applied to reacting systems, third law of
hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
thermodynamics, real combustion processes, phase and
EGGN444. DESIGN OF STEEL STRUCTURES. (I,II) To
chemical equilibrium, Gibbs rule, equilibrium of multicom-
learn how to use the American Institute of Steel Construc-
ponent systems, simultaneous chemical reaction of real
tion/Load and Resistance Factor Design (AISC/LRFD)
combustion processes, ionization, application to real
design specifications, to develop understanding of the
industrial problems. Prerequisite: EGGN351, EGGN371. 3
underlying theory, and to learn basic steel structural member
hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
design principles to select the shape and size of structural
EGGN407. INTRODUCTION TO FEEDBACK CON-
member. Steel properties will be included, as well as basic
TROL SYSTEMS (I,II) System modeling through an energy
bolted and welded connection design, design of tension
flow approach is presented, and modeling of electro-
members, design of compression members (columns), and
mechanical and thermofluid systems are discussed.
design of beams. Prerequisite: EGGN342. 3 hours lecture; 3
Feedback control design techniques using pole-placement,
semester hours.
root locus, and lead-log compensators are presented. Case
EGGN445. DESIGN OF REINFORCED CONCRETE
studies using real-life problems are presented and analyzed.
STRUCTURES (II) Loads on structures, design of columns,
Prerequisite: EGGN388. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
continuous beams, slabs, retaining walls, composite beams,
EGGN411. MACHINE DESIGN (I, II) Introduction to the
introduction to prestressed and precast construction.
principles of mechanical design. Consideration of the
Prerequisite: EGGN342. 3 hours lecture, 3 hours design lab;
behavior of materials under static and cyclic loading; failure
3 semester hours.
considerations. Application of the basic theories of
EGGN450. MULTIDISCIPLINARY ENGINEERING
mechanics, kinematics, and mechanics of materials to the
LABORATORY III Laboratory experiments integrating
design of basic machine elements, such as shafts, keys, and
electrical circuits, fluid mechanics, stress analysis, and other
coupling; journal bearings, antifriction bearings, wire rope,
engineering fundamentals using computer data acquisition
gearing; brakes and clutches, welded connections and other
and transducers. Students will design experiments to gather
fastenings. Prerequisite: EPIC251, EGGN315, and
data for solving engineering problems. Examples are
EGGN320. 3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 4 semester hours.
recommending design improvements to a refrigerator,
EGGN413. COMPUTER-AIDED ENGINEERING (I, II)
diagnosing and predicting failures in refrigerators, computer
This course introduces the student to the concept of
control of a hydraulic fluid power circuit in a fatigue test,
computer-aided engineering. Analytical techniques and
analysis of structural failures in an off-road vehicle and
finite-element software are used to solve engineering design
redesign, diagnosis and prediction of failures in a motor/
problems. Emphasis is given to design projects that are
generator system.. Prerequisites: EGGN381, EGGN383,
aimed at developing skills for design process, including
EGGN250, EGGN352, EGGN350, EGGN351, EGGN320;
problem specification, modeling, analysis and visual display
concurrent enrollment in EGGN407. 3 hours lab; 1 semester
using computer-aided design equipment and software.
hour.
Prerequisite: EGGN320. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
EGGN451. HYDRAULIC PROBLEMS (I) Review of
EGGN422. ADVANCED MECHANICS OF MATERIALS
fundamentals, forces on submerged surfaces, buoyancy and
(II) General theories of stress and strain; stress and strain
flotation, gravity dams, weirs, steady flow in open channels,
transformations, principal stresses and strains, octahedral
backwater curves, hydraulic machinery, elementary
shear stresses, Hooke’s law for isotropic material, and
hydrodynamics, hydraulic structures. Prerequisite:
failure criteria. Introduction to elasticity and to energy
EGGN351. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
methods. Torsion of noncircular and thin-walled members.
EGGN/ESGN453. WASTEWATER ENGINEERING (I) The
Unsymmetrical bending and shear-center, curved beams,
goal of this course is to familiarize students with the
and beams on elastic foundations. Introduction to plate
fundamental phenomena involved in wastewater treatment
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processes (theory) and the engineering approaches used in
students. Prerequisite EGGN361. 3 lecture hours; 3
designing such processes (design). This course will focus on
semester hours.
the physical, chemical and biological processes applied to
EGGN471. HEAT TRANSFER (I, II) Engineering approach
liquid wastes of municipal origin. Treatment objectives will
to conduction, convection, and radiation, including steady-
be discussed as the driving force for wastewater treatment.
state conduction, nonsteady-state conduction, internal heat
Prerequisite: ESGN353 or consent of instructor. 3 hours
generation conduction in one, two, and three dimensions,
lecture; 3 semester hours.
and combined conduction and convection. Free and forced
EGGN/ESGN454. WATER SUPPLY ENGINEERING (I)
convection including laminar and turbulent flow, internal
Water supply availability and quality. Theory and design of
and external flow. Radiation of black and grey surfaces,
conventional potable water treatment unit processes. Design
shape factors and electrical equivalence. Prerequisite:
of distribution systems. Also includes regulatory analysis
MACS315, EGGN351, EGGN371. 3 hours lecture; 3
under the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA). Prerequisite:
semester hours.
EGGN353, or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3
EGGN473. FLUID MECHANICS II (I) Review of
semester hours.
elementary fluid mechanics and engineering. Two-dimen-
EGGN456. SCIENTIFIC BASIS OF ENVIRONMENTAL
sional internal and external flows. Steady and unsteady
REGULATIONS (II) A critical examination of the experi-
flows. Fluid engineering problems. Compressible flow.
ments, calculations and assumptions underpinning numeri-
Computer solutions of various practical problems for
cal and narrative standards contained in federal and state
mechanical and related engineering disciplines. Prerequisite:
environmental regulations. Top-down investigations of the
EGGN351 or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3
historical development of selected regulatory guidelines and
semester hours.
permitting procedures. Student directed design of improved
EGGN478. ENGINEERING DYNAMICS (I) Applications
regulations. Prerequisite: EGGN353, or consent of instruc-
of dynamics to design, mechanisms and machine elements.
tor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
Kinematics and kinetics of planar linkages. Analytical and
EGGN/ESGN457. SITE REMEDIATION ENGINEERING
graphical methods. Four-bar linkage, slider-crank, quick-
(II) This course describes the engineering principles and
return mechanisms, cams, and gears. Analysis of nonplanar
practices associated with the characterization and
mechanisms. Static and dynamic balancing of rotating
remediation of contaminated sites. Methods for site
machinery. Free and forced vibrations and vibration
characterization and risk assessment will be highlighted
isolation. Prerequisite: EGGN315; concurrent enrollment in
while the emphasis will be on remedial action screening
MACS315. 3 hours lecture, 3 semester hours.
processes and technology principles and conceptual design.
EGGN482. MICROCOMPUTER ARCHITECTURE AND
Common isolation and containment and in situ and ex situ
INTERFACING (I) Microprocessor and microcontroller
treatment technology will be covered. Computerized
architecture focusing on hardware structures and elementary
decision-support tools will be used and case studies will be
machine and assembly language programming skills
presented. Prerequisite: EGGN354, or consent of instructor.
essential for use of microprocessors in data acquisition,
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
control, and instrumentation systems. Analog and digital
EGGN464. FOUNDATIONS (I, II) Techniques of subsoil
signal conditioning, communication, and processing. A/D
investigation, types of foundations and foundation prob-
and D/A converters for microporcessors. RS232 and other
lems, selection of basis for design of foundation types.
communication standards. Laboratory study and evaluation
Open-ended problem solving and decision making.
of microcomputer system; design and implementation of
Prerequisite: EGGN461. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
interfacing projects. Prerequisite: EGGN481 or consent of
EGGN465. UNSATURATED SOIL MECHANICS. (I) The
instructor. 3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 4 semester hours.
focus of this course is on soil mechanics for unsaturated
EGGN483. ANALOG & DIGITAL COMMUNICATION
soils. Ii provides an introduction to thermodynamic
SYSTEMS (II) Signal classification; Fourier transform;
potentials in partially saturated soils, chemical potentials of
filtering; sampling; signal representation; modulation;
absorbed water in partially-saturated soils, soil phase
demodulation; applications to broadcast, data transmission,
properties and relations, stress state variables, measurement
and instrumentation. Prerequisite: EGGN388 or consent of
of soil water suction, unsaturated flow laws, measurement of
department. 3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 4 semester hours.
unsaturated permeability, volume change theory, and
EGGN484. POWER SYSTEMS ANALYSIS (I) Power
measurement of volume changes in partially saturated soils.
systems, three-phase circuits, per unit calculations, system
The course is design for seniors and graduate student in
components, stability cirteria, network faults, system
various branches of engineering and geology that are
instrumentation, system grounding, load-flow, economic
concerned with unsaturated soilÆs hydrologic and mechan-
operation. Prerequisite: EGGN389. 3 hours lecture; 3
ics behavior. A term project is required for graduate
semester hours.
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EGGN485. INTRODUCTION TO HIGH POWER
Environmental Science and
ELECTRONICS (II) Power electronics are used in a broad
Engineering
range of applications from control of power flow on major
Undergraduate Courses
transmission lines to control of motor speeds in industrial
ESGN198. SPECIAL TOPICS IN ENVIRONMENTAL
facilities and electric vehicles, to computer power supplies.
SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING (I, II) Pilot course or
This course introduces the basic principles of analysis and
special topics course. Topics chosen from special interests
design of circuits utilizing power electronics, including AC/
of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is offered
DC, AC/AC, DC/DC, and DC/AC conversions in their
only once. Prerequisite: Instructor consent. Variable credit;
many configurations. Prerequisites: EGGN385, EGGN389.
1 to 6 credit hours.
3 hours lecture, 3 semester hours.
ESGN199. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Individual
EGGN488. RELIABILITY OF ENGINEERING SYSTEMS
research or special problem projects supervised by a faculty
(I) This course addresses uncertainty modeling, reliability
member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a
analysis, risk assessment, reliability-based design, predictive
subject matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite:
maintenance, optimization, and cost- effective retrofit of
“Independent Study” form must be completed and submitted
engineering systems such as structural, sensory, electric,
to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
pipeline, hydraulic, lifeline and environmental facilities.
Topics include introduction of reliability of engineering
ESGN298. SPECIAL TOPICS IN ENVIRONMENTAL
systems, stochastic engineering system simulation, fre-
SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING (I, II) Pilot course or
quency analysis of extreme events, reliability and risk
special topics course. Topics chosen from special interests
evaluation of engineering systems, and optimization of
of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is offered
engineering systems. Prerequisite: MACS323. 3 hours
only once. Prerequisite: Instructor consent. Variable credit;
lecture; 3 semester hours.
1 to 6 credit hours.
EGGN491. SENIOR DESIGN I (I, II) (WI) The first of a
ESGN299. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I,II) Individual
two-semester course sequence giving the student experience
research or special problem projects supervised by faculty
in the engineering design process. Realistic, open-ended
member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a
design problems are addressed at the conceptual, engineer-
subject matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite:
ing analysis, and the synthesis stages, and include economic
Independent Study form must be complete and submitted to
and ethical considerations necessary to arrive at a final
the Registrar. Variable credit: 1-6.
design. The design projects are chosen to develop student
ESGN301. ENVIRONMENTAL BIOLOGY (I, II)
creativity, use of design methodology and application of
Organism structures, energy transformations, photosynthe-
prior course work paralleled by individual study and
sis, respiration, reproduction, and adaptation are covered.
research. Prerequisites: Permission of Capstone Design
Physiological processes of plants, animals and people are
Course Committee. 3 hours lecture; 3 hours lab; 4 semester
emphasized with respect to environmental issues. Examples
hours.
are: mineral nutrition, water, relations, growth, and
EGGN492. SENIOR DESIGN II (I, II) (WI) This is the
development. Prerequisites: ESGN200 or SYGN101. 3
second of a two-semester course sequence to give the
hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
student experience in the engineering design process.
ESGN302/CHGN302. INTRODUCTION TO ENVIRON-
Design integrity and performance are to be demonstrated by
MENTAL CHEMISTRY (I, II) Processes by which natural
building a prototype or model and performing pre-planned
and anthropogenic chemicals interact, react and are
experimental tests, wherever feasible. Prerequisite:
transformed and redistributed in various environmental
EGGN491 1 hour lecture; 6 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
compartments. Air, soil and aqueous (fresh and saline
EGGN498. SPECIAL TOPICS IN ENGINEERING (I, II)
surface and groundwaters) environments are covered, along
Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from
with specialized environments such as waste treatment
special interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the
facilities and the upper atmosphere. Prerequisites: ESGN200
course is offered only once. Prerequisite: Instructor consent.
or SYGN101. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
EGGN/ESGN353. FUNDAMENTALS OF ENVIRON-
EGGN499. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Individual
MENTAL SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING I (I, II) Topics
research or special problem projects supervised by a faculty
covered include history of water related environmental law
member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a
and regulation, major sources and concerns of water
subject matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite:
pollution, water quality parameters and their measurement,
“Independent Study” form must be completed and submitted
material and energy balances, water chemistry concepts,
to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
microbial concepts, aquatic toxicology and risk assessment.
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Prerequisite: Junior standing or consent of instructor.
EGGN/ESGN453. WASTEWATER ENGINEERING (I) The
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
goal of this course is to familiarize students with the
EGGN/ESGN354. FUNDAMENTALS OF ENVIRON-
fundamental phenomena involved in wastewater treatment
MENTAL SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING II (II)
processes (theory) and the engineering approaches used in
Introductory level fundamentals in atmospsheric systems, air
designing such processes (design). This course will focus on
pollution control, solid waste management, hazardous waste
the physical, chemical and biological processes applied to
management, waste minimization, pollution prevention, role
liquid wastes of municipal origin. Treatment objectives will
and responsibilities of public institutions and private
be discussed as the driving force for wastewater treatment.
organizations in environmental management (relative to air,
Prerequisite: ESGN353 or consent of instructor. 3 hours
solid and hazardous waste. Prerequiste: Junior standing or
lecture; 3 semester hours.
consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
EGGN/ESGN454. WATER SUPPLY ENGINEERING (II)
ESGN398. SPECIAL TOPICS IN ENVIRONMENTAL
Water supply availability and quality. Theory and design of
SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING (I,II) Pilot course or
conventional potable water treatment and processes. Design
special topics course. Topics chosen from special interests
of distribution systems. Also includes regulatory analysis
of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is offered
under the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA). Prerequisite
only once. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Variable
EGGN353 or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3
credit: 1-6 semester hours.
semester hours.
ESGN399. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Individual
EGGN/ESGN456. SCIENTIFIC BASIS OF ENVIRON-
research or special problem projects supervised by a faculty
MENTAL REGULATIONS (I) A critical examination of the
member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a
experiments, calculations and assumptions underpinning
subject matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite:
numerical and narrative standards contained in federal and
“Independent Study” form must be completed and submitted
state environmental regulations. Top-down investigations of
to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
the historical development of selected regulatory guidelines
and permitting procedures. Student directed design of
ESGN401. FUNDAMENTALS OF ECOLOGY (II)
improved regulations. Prerequisite EGGN353. 3 hours
Biological and ecological principles discussed and industrial
lecture; 3 semester hours.
examples of their use given. Analysis of ecosystem
processes, such as erosion, succession, and how these
EGGN/ESGN457 SITE REMEDIATION ENGINEERING
processes relate to engineering activities, including
(II) This course describes the engineering principles and
engineering design and plant operation. Criteria and
practices associated with the characterization and
performance standards analyzed for facility siting, pollution
remediaton of contaminated sites. Methods for site charac-
control, and mitigation of impacts. North American
terization and risk assessment will be highlighted while the
ecosystems analyzed. Concepts of forestry, range, and
emphasis will be on remedial action screening processes and
wildlife management integrated as they apply to all the
technology principles and conceptual design. Common
above. Three to four weekend field trips will be arranged
isolation and containment and in-situ and ex-situ treatment
during the semester. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
technology will be covered. Computerized decision-support
tools will be used and case studies will be presented.
ESGN440. ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTION:
Prerequisites: EGGN354 or consent of instructor. 3 hours
SOURCES, CHARACTERISTICS, TRANSPORT AND
lecture; 3 semester hours.
FATE (I) This course describes the environmental behavior
of inorganic and organic chemicals in multimedia environ-
ESGN462. SOLID WASTE MINIMIZATION &
ments, including water, air, sediment and biota. Sources and
RECYCLING (I) This course will examine, using case
characteristics of contaminants in the environment are
studies, how industry applies engineering principles to
discussed as broad categories, with some specific examples
minimize waste formation and to meet solid waste recycling
from various industries. Attention is focused on the
challenges. Both proven and emerging solutions to solid
persistence, reactivity, and partitioning behavior of
waste environmental problems, especially those associated
contaminants in environmental media. Both steady and
with metals, will be discussed. Prerequisites: EGGN/
unsteady state multimedia environmental models are
ESGN353, EGGN/ESGN354, and ESGN/CHGN302 or
developed and applied to contaminated sites. The principles
consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
of contaminant transport in surface water, groundwater and
ESGN463/MTGN462. INDUSTRIAL WASTE:
air are also introduced. The course provides students with
RECYCLING & MARKETING (II) This offering will
the conceptual basis and mathematical tools for predicting
illustrate process technologies converting industrial waste to
the behavior of contaminants in the environment. Prerequi-
marketable by-products, with particular emphasis on
site: EGGN353 or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3
locating and evaluation suitable consumers. Components of
semester hours.
a waste are matched with operations using similar compo-
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nents as raw materials. This course focuses on identifying
ESGN498. SPECIAL TOPICS IN ENVIRONMENTAL
customer needs for by-product materials generated by
SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING (I, II) Pilot course or
recycling processes, particularly product physical and
special topics course. Topics chosen from special interests
chemical specifications. Understanding user process
of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is offered
technologies facilitates negotiation of mutually satisfactory,
only once. Prerequisite: Instructor consent. Variable credit;
environmentally sound sales contracts. Prerequisites:
1 to 6 credit hours.
EGGN/ESGN353, and EGGN/ESGN354 or consent of
ESGN499. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Individual
instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
research or special problem projects supervised by a faculty
ESGN490. ENVIRONMENTAL LAW (I) Specially
member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a
designed for the needs of the environmental quality
subject matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite:
engineer, scientist, planner, manager, government regulator,
“Independent Study” form must be completed and submitted
consultant, or advocate. Highlights include how our legal
to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
system works, environmental law fundamentals, all major
US EPA/state enforcement programs, the National Environ-
mental Policy Act, air and water pollutant laws, risk
assessment and management, and toxic and hazardous
substance laws (RCRA, CERCLA, TSCA, LUST, etc).
Prerequisites: ESGN353 or ESGN354, or consent of
instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
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Geology and Geological Engineering
2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
Freshman Year
GEOL221. OPTICAL MINERALOGY (I) Petrographic
GEOL102. INTRODUCTION TO GEOLOGICAL
analysis of behavior of light in crystalline substances.
ENGINEERING (II) Presentations by faculty members and
Identification of non-opaque rock-forming minerals using
outside professionals of case studies to provide a compre-
oil immersion media and thin-section techniques; complete
hensive overview of the fields of Geology and Geological
treatment of crystal optics and petrogenetic significance of
Engineering and the preparation necessary to pursue careers
genetic groupings of minerals. Prerequisite: GEOL212.
in those fields. A short paper on an academic professional
2 hours lecture, 4 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
path will be required. Prerequisite: SYGN101 or concurrent
GEGN/GEOL298. SEMINAR IN GEOLOGY OR GEO-
enrollment. 1 hour lecture; 1 semester hour.
LOGICAL ENGINEERING (I, II) Special topics classes
GEGN/GEOL198. SEMINAR IN GEOLOGY OR GEO-
taught on a one-time basis. May include lecture, laboratory
LOGICAL ENGINEERING (I, II) Special topics classes
and field trip activities. Prerequisite: Approval of instructor
taught on a one-time basis. May include lecture, laboratory
and department head. Variable credit; 1 to 6 semester hours.
and field trip activities. Prerequisite: Approval of instructor
GEGN299. INDEPENDENT STUDY IN ENGINEERING
and department head. Variable credit; 1 to 6 semester hours.
GEOLOGY OR ENGINEERING HYDROGEOLOGY (I,
GEGN199. INDEPENDENT STUDY IN ENGINEERING
II) Individual special studies, laboratory and/or field
GEOLOGY OR ENGINEERING HYDROGEOLOGY (I,
problems in geology. Prerequisite: “Independent Study”
II) Individual special studies, laboratory and/or field
form must be completed and submitted to the Registrar.
problems in geological engineering or engineering
Variable credit; 1 to 6 semester hours.
hydrogeology. Prerequisite: “Independent Study” form must
GEOL299. INDEPENDENT STUDY IN GEOLOGY (I, II)
be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit;
Individual special studies, laboratory and/or field problems
1 to 6 credit hours.
in geology. Prerequisite: “Independent Study” form must be
GEOL199. INDEPENDENT STUDY IN GEOLOGY (I, II)
completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit;
Individual special studies, laboratory and/or field problems
1 to 6 semester hours.
in geology. Prerequisite: “Independent Study” form must be
Junior Year
completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1
GEGN306. PETROLOGY (II) Shares lectures and topics
to 6 credit hours.
with GEGN307. Laboratory is presented without use of
Sophomore Year
optical microscope. Prerequisite: GEOL212, GEOL314,
GEOL201. HISTORICAL GEOLOGY AND PALEON-
DCGN209. 3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 4 semester hours.
TOLOGY (II) Introduction to principles of historical
GEGN307. PETROLOGY (II) An introduction to igneous,
geology used in understanding evolution of the Earth’s
sedimentary and metamorphic processes, stressing the
lithosphere, hydrosphere, atmosphere, and biosphere
application of chemical and physical mechanisms to study
through geologic time. Consideration of the historical
the origin, occurrence, and association of rock types.
aspects of plate tectonics, the geologic development of
Emphasis on the megascopic and microscopic classification,
North America, and important events in biological evolution
description, and interpretation of rocks. Analysis of the
and the resulting fossil assemblages through time. Study of
fabric and physical properties. Prerequisite: GEOL212,
fossil morphology, classification and taxonomy, and
GEOL314, GEOL221, DCGN209.
applications in paleobiology, paleoecology, and biostratigra-
3 hours lecture, 6 hours lab; 5 semester hours.
phy. Prerequisite: SYGN101.
3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 4 semester hours.
GEOL308. INTRODUCTORY APPLIED STRUCTURAL
GEOLOGY (II) Nature and origin of structural features of
GEOL210. MATERIALS OF THE EARTH (II) Minerals,
Earth’s crust emphasizing oil entrapment and control of ore
rocks and fluids in the Earth, their physical properties and
deposition. Structural patterns and associations are
economic applications. Processes of rock formation.
discussed in context of stress/strain and plate tectonic
Laboratories stress the recognition and classification of
theories, using examples of North American deformed belts.
minerals and rocks and measurement of their physical
Lab and field projects in structural geometry, map air photo
properties. Prerequisite: SYGN101.
and cross section interpretation, and structural analysis.
2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
Course required of all PEGN and MNGN students.
GEOL212. MINERALOGY (II) Introduction to crystallog-
Prerequisite: SYGN101.
raphy; crystal systems, classes. Chemical and physical
2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
properties of minerals related to structure and composition.
GEOL309. STRUCTURAL GEOLOGY AND TECTON-
Occurrence and associations of minerals. Identification of
ICS (I) (WI) Recognition, habitat, and origin of
common minerals. Prerequisite: SYGN101, CHGN124.
deformational structures related to stresses and strains (rock
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mechanics and microstructures) and modern tectonics.
specific educational objectives are achieved. Prerequisite:
Structural development of the Appalachian and Cordilleran
Second semester sophomore status and a cumulative grade-
systems. Comprehensive laboratory projects use descriptive
point average of at least 2.00. 1 to 3 semester hours.
geometry, stereographic projection, structural contours, map
Cooperative Education credit does not count toward
and air photo interpretation, structural cross section and
graduation except under special conditions.
structural pattern analysis. Required of Geological and
GEGN342. ENGINEERING GEOMORPHOLOGY (I)
Geophysical Engineers. Prerequisite: SYGN101, GEOL201
Study of interrelationships between internal and external
and GEOL212 or GEOL210 or GPGN210.
earth processes, geologic materials, time, and resulting
3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 4 semester hours.
landforms on the Earth’s surface. Influences of geomorphic
GEOL314. STRATIGRAPHY (II) Lectures and laboratory
processes on design of natural resource exploration
and field exercises in concepts of stratigraphy and bios-
programs and siting and design of geotechnical and
tratigraphy, facies associations in various depositional
geohydrologic projects. Laboratory analysis of geomorphic
environments, sedimentary rock sequences and geometries
and geologic features utilizing maps, photo interpretation
in sedimentary basins, and geohistory analysis of sedimen-
and field observations. Prerequisite: SYGN101.
tary basins. Prerequisite: SYGN101, GEOL201.
2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 4 semester hours.
GEGN/GEOL398. SEMINAR IN GEOLOGY OR GEO-
GEOL315. SEDIMENTOLOGY AND STRATIGRAPHY
LOGICAL ENGINEERING (I, II) Special topics classes
(I) Lecture, laboratory and field exercises on the genesis and
taught on a one-time basis. May include lecture, laboratory
classification of sediments, sedimentary rocks, siliciclastic
and field trip activities. Prerequisite: Approval of instructor
and chemical depositional systems, lithostratigraphy, and
and department head. Variable credit; 1 to 6 semester hours.
biostratigraphy methods of correlation, and basin modeling.
GEGN399. INDEPENDENT STUDY IN ENGINEERING
Applications of sedimentology and stratigraphy in petro-
GEOLOGY OR ENGINEERING HYDROGEOLOGY(I, II)
leum exploration and production stressed throughout the
Individual special studies, laboratory and/or field problems
course.. Prerequisite: SYGN101.
in geological engineering or engineering hydrogeology.
2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
Prerequisite: “Independent Study” form must be completed
GEGN316. FIELD GEOLOGY (S) Six weeks of field work,
and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit
stressing geology of the Southern Rocky Mountain
hours.
Province. Measurement of stratigraphic sections. Mapping
GEOL399. INDEPENDENT STUDY IN GEOLOGY (I, II)
of igneous, metamorphic, and sedimentary terrain using air
Individual special studies, laboratory and/or field problems
photos, topographic maps, plane table, and other methods.
in geology. Prerequisite: “Independent Study” form must be
Diversified individual problems in petroleum geology,
completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1
mining geology, engineering geology, structural geology,
to 6 semester hours.
and stratigraphy. Formal reports submitted on several
problems. Frequent evening lectures and discussion
Senior Year
sessions. Field trips emphasize regional geology as well as
GEGN401. MINERAL DEPOSITS (I) Introductory
mining, petroleum, and engineering projects. Prerequisite:
presentation of magmatic, hydrothermal, and sedimentary
GEOL201, GEOL314, GEGN306 or GEGN307, GEOL309,
metallic ore deposits. Chemical, petrologic, structural, and
and GEGN317.
6 semester hours (Field Term).
sedimentological processes that contribute to ore formation.
Description of classic deposits representing individual
GEGN317. GEOLOGIC FIELD METHODS (II) Methods
deposit types. Review of exploration sequences. Laboratory
and techniques of geologic field observations and interpreta-
consists of hand specimen study of host rock-ore mineral
tions. Lectures in field techniques and local geology.
suites and mineral deposit evaluation problems. Prerequi-
Laboratory and field project in diverse sedimentary, igneous,
site: GEGN316 and DCGN209.
metamorphic, structural, and surficial terrains using aerial
3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 4 semester hours.
photographs, topographic maps and compass and pace
methods. Geologic cross sections maps, and reports.
GEGN403. MINERAL EXPLORATION DESIGN (II) (WI)
Weekend exercises required. Prerequisite to GEGN316.
Exploration project design: commodity selection, target
Prerequisite: GEOL201, GEOL314, GEOL309 or
selection, genetic models, alternative exploration ap-
GEOL308. Completion or concurrent enrollment in
proaches and associated costs, exploration models, property
GEGN210 or GEOL212 or GEGN306 or GEGN307.
acquisition, and preliminary economic evaluation. Lectures
1 hour lecture, 8 hours field; 2 semester hours.
and laboratory exercises to simulate the entire exploration
sequence from inception and planning through implementa-
GEGN340. COOPERATIVE EDUCATION (I,II,S)
tion to discovery, with initial ore reserve calculations and
Supervised, full-time, engineering-related employment for a
preliminary economic evaluation. Prerequisite: GEGN401
continuous six-month period (or its equivalent) in which
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GEGN467. GROUNDWATER ENGINEERING (I) Theory
2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
of groundwater occurrence and flow. Relation of groundwa-
GEGN404. ORE MICROSCOPY/ FLUID INCLUSIONS
ter to surface water; potential distribution and flow; theory
(II) Identification of ore minerals using reflected light
of aquifer tests; water chemistry, water quality, and
microscopy, micro-hardness, and reflectivity techniques.
contaminant transport. Laboratory sessions on water
Petrographic analysis of ore textures and their significance.
budgets, water chemistry, properties of porous media,
Guided research on the ore mineralogy and ore textures of
solutions to hydraulic flow problems, analytical and digital
classic ore deposits. Prerequisites: GEGN 306, GEGN401,
models, and hydrogeologic interpretation. Prerequisite:
or consent of instructor. 6 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
mathematics through calculus and differential equations,
structural geology, and sedimentation/stratigraphy, or
GEGN405. MINERAL DEPOSITS (I) Physical and
consent of instructor.
chemical characteristics and geologic and geographic setting
3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 4 semester hours.
of magmatic, hydrothermal, and sedimentary metallic
mineral deposits from the aspects of genesis, exploration,
GEGN468. ENGINEERING GEOLOGY AND
and mining. For non-majors. Prerequisite: GEOL210,
GEOTECHNICS (I) Application of geology to evaluation of
GEOL308 or concurrent enrollment.
construction, mining, and environmental projects such as
2 hours lecture; 2 semester hours.
dams, waterways, tunnels, highways, bridges, buildings,
mine design, and land-based waste disposal facilities.
GEGN438. PETROLEUM GEOLOGY (I) Source rocks,
Design projects including field, laboratory, and computer
reservoir rocks, types of traps, temperature and pressure
analyses are an important part of the course. Prerequisite:
conditions of the reservoir, theories of origin and accumula-
MNGN321 and concurrent enrollment in EGGN461/
tion of petroleum, geology of major petroleum fields and
EGGN463 or consent of instructor.
provinces of the world, and methods of exploration for
3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab, 4 semester hours.
petroleum. Term report required. Laboratory consists of
study of well log analysis, stratigraphic correlation,
GEGN469. ENGINEERING GEOLOGY DESIGN (II) (WI)
production mapping, hydrodynamics and exploration
This is a capstone design course that emphasizes realistic
exercises. Prerequisite: GEOL309 and GEOL314;
engineering geologic/geotechnics projects. Lecture time is
GEGN316 or GPGN386 or PEGN316. 3 hours lecture, 3
used to introduce projects and discussions of methods and
hours lab; 4 semester hours.
procedures for project work. Several major projects will be
assigned and one to two field trips will be required. Students
GEGN/GPGN/PEGN439. MULTI-DISCIPLINARY
work as individual investigators and in teams. Final written
PETROLEUM DESIGN (II) (WI) This is a multi-disciplin-
design reports and oral presentations are required. Prerequi-
ary design course that integrates fundamentals and design
site: GEGN468 or equivalent.
concepts in geological, geophysical, and petroleum
2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
engineering. Students work in integrated teams from each of
the disciplines. Open-ended design problems are assigned
GEGN470. GROUND-WATER ENGINEERING DESIGN
including the development of a prospect in an exploration
(II) (WI) Application of the principles of hydrogeology and
play and a detailed engineering field study. Detailed reports
ground-water engineering to water supply, geotechnical, or
are required for the prospect evaluation and engineering
water quality problems involving the design of well fields,
field study. Prerequisite: GE Majors: GEOL308 or
drilling programs, and/or pump tests. Engineering reports,
GEOL309, GEGN438, GEGN316; PE majors: PEGN316,
complete with specifications, analyses, and results, will be
PEGN414, PEGN422, PEGN423, PEGN424 (or concur-
required. Prerequisite: GEGN467 or equivalent or consent
rent) GEOL308; GP Majors: GPGN302 and GPGN303.
of instructor. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
2 hours lecture; 3 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
GEGN475. APPLICATIONS OF GEOGRAPHIC INFOR-
GEGN442. ADVANCED ENGINEERING GEOMOR-
MATION SYSTEMS (I) An introduction to Geographic
PHOLOGY (II) Application of quantitative geomorphic
Information Systems (GIS) and their applications to all areas
techniques to engineering problems. Map interpretation,
of geology and geological engineering. Lecture topics
photo interpretation, field observations, computer modeling,
include: principles of GIS, data structures, digital elevation
and GIS analysis methods. Topics include: coastal engineer-
models, data input and verification, data analysis and spatial
ing, fluvial processes, river engineering, controlling water
modeling, data quality and error propagation, methods of
and wind erosion, permafrost engineering. Multi-week
GIS projects, as well as video presentations. Prerequisite:
design projects and case studies. Prerequisite: GEGN342
SYGN101. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
and GEGN468, or graduate standing; GEGN475/575
GEGN476. DESKTOP MAPPING APPLICATIONS FOR
recommended.
PROJECT DATA MANAGEMENT (I,II) Conceptual
2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
overview and hands-on experience with a commercial
desktop mapping system. Display, analysis, and presentation
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mapping functions; familiarity with the software compo-
Oceanography
nents, including graphical user interface (GUI); methods for
GEOC407. ATMOSPHERE, WEATHER AND CLIMATE
handling different kinds of information; organization and
(II) An introduction to the Earth’s atmosphere and its role in
storage of project documents. Use of raster and vector data
weather patterns and long term climate. Provides basic
in an integrated environment; basic raster concepts;
understanding of origin and evolution of the atmosphere,
introduction to GIS models, such as hill shading and cost/
Earth’s heat budget, global atmospheric circulation and
distance analysis. Prerequisite: No previous knowledge of
modern climatic zones. Long- and short-term climate
desktop mapping or GIS technology assumed. Some
change including paleoclimatology, the causes of glacial
computer experience in operating within a Windows
periods and global warming, and the depletion of the ozone
environment recommended.
layer. Causes and effects of volcanic eruptions on climate,
1 hour lecture; 1 semester hour
El Nino, acid rain, severe thunderstorms, tornadoes,
GEGN481. ADVANCED HYDROGEOLOGY (I) Lectures,
hurricanes, and avalanches are also discussed. Microcli-
assigned readings, and discussions concerning the theory,
mates and weather patterns common in Colorado. Prerequi-
measurement, and estimation of ground water parameters,
site: Completion of CSM freshman technical core, or
fractured-rock flow, new or specialized methods of well
equivalent. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours. Offered
hydraulics and pump tests, tracer methods, and well
alternate years; Spring 1996.
construction design. Design of well tests in variety of
GEOC408. INTRODUCTION TO OCEANOGRAPHY (II)
settings. Prerequisites: GEGN467 or consent of instructor.
An introduction to the scientific study of the oceans,
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
including chemistry, physics, geology, biology, geophysics,
GEGN483. MATHEMATICAL MODELING OF
and mineral resources of the marine environment. Lectures
GROUNDWATER SYSTEMS (II) Lectures, assigned
from pertinent disciplines are included. Recommended
readings, and direct computer experience concerning the
background: basic college courses in chemistry, geology,
fundamentals and applications of analytical and finite-
mathematics, and physics. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
difference solutions to ground water flow problems as well
Offered alternate years; Spring 1997.
as an introduction to inverse modeling. Design of computer
models to solve ground water problems. Prerequisites:
Familiarity with computers, mathematics through differen-
tial and integral calculus, and GEGN467.
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
GEGN/GEOL498. SEMINAR IN GEOLOGY OR GEO-
LOGICAL ENGINEERING (I, II) Special topics classes
taught on a one-time basis. May include lecture, laboratory
and field trip activities. Prerequisite: Approval of instructor
and department head. Variable credit; 1 to 6 semester hours.
GEGN499. INDEPENDENT STUDY IN ENGINEERING
GEOLOGY OR ENGINEERING HYDROGEOLOGY (I,
II) Individual special studies, laboratory and/or field
problems in geological engineering or engineering
hydrogeology. Prerequisite: “Independent Study” form must
be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit;
1 to 6 credit hours.
GEOL499. INDEPENDENT STUDY IN GEOLOGY (I, II)
Individual special studies, laboratory and/or field problems
in geology. Prerequisite: “Independent Study” form must be
completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit;
1 to 6 credit hours.
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GPGN298. SPECIAL TOPICS IN GEOPHYSICS (I, II)
Freshman/Sophomore Year
New topics in geophysics. Each member of the academic
GPGN198. SPECIAL TOPICS IN GEOPHYSICS (I, II)
faculty is invited to submit a prospectus of the course to the
New topics in geophysics. Each member of the academic
department head for evaluation as a special topics course. If
faculty is invited to submit a prospectus of the course to the
selected, the course can be taught only once under the 298
department head for evaluation as a special topics course. If
title before becoming a part of the regular curriculum under
selected, the course can be taught only once under the 198
a new course number and title. Prerequisite: Consent of
title before becoming part of the regular curriculum under a
department. Credit - variable, 1 to 6 hours.
new course number and title. Prerequisite: Consent of
GPGN299 GEOPHYSICAL INVESTIGATION (I, II)
department. Credit – variable, 1 to 6 hours.
Individual project; instrument design, data interpretation,
GPGN199. GEOPHYSICAL INVESTIGATION (I, II)
problem analysis, or field survey. Prerequisites: Consent of
Individual project; instrument design, data interpretation,
department and “Independent Study” form must be
problem analysis, or field survey. Prerequisites: Consent of
completed and submitted to the Registrar. Credit dependent
department and “Independent Study” form must be
upon nature and extent of project, not to exceed 6 semester
completed and submitted to the Registrar. Credit dependent
hours.
upon nature and extent of project, not to exceed 6 semester
Junior Year
hours.
GPGN302. SEISMIC METHODS I: INTRODUCTION
GPGN210. MATERIALS OF THE EARTH (II) (WI)
TO SEISMIC METHODS (II) (WI) This is an introductory
Introduction to the physical and chemical properties and
study of seismic methods for imaging the Earth’s subsur-
processes in naturally occurring materials. Combination of
face, with emphasis on reflection seismic exploration.
elements to become gases, liquids and solids (minerals), and
Starting with the history and development of seismic
aggregation of fluids and minerals to become rocks and
exploration, the course proceeds through an overview of
soils. Basic material properties that describe the occurrence
methods for acquisition of seismic data in land, marine, and
of matter such as crystal structure, density, and porosity.
transitional environments. Underlying theoretical concepts,
Properties relating to simple processes of storage and
including working initially with traveltime equations for
transport through the diffusion equation (such as Fick’s,
simple subsurface geometries, are used to introduce general
Ohm’s, Hooke’s, Fourier’s, and Darcy’s Laws) as exhibited
issues in seismic data processing, as well as the nature of
in electric, magnetic, elastic, mechanical, thermal, and fluid
seismic data interpretation. The course introduces basic
flow properties. Coupled processes (osmosis, electromag-
concepts, mathematics, and physics of seismic wave
netic, nuclear magnetic relaxation). The necessity to
propagation (including derivation of the one-dimensional
statistically describe properties of rocks and soils.
acoustic wave equation and its solution in multi-layered
Multiphase mixing theories, methods of modeling and
medium), emphasizing similarities with the equations and
predicting properties. Inferring past processes acting on
physics that underlie all geophysical methods. Using
rocks from records left in material properties. Environmen-
analysis of seismometry as a first example of linear time-
tal influences from temperature, pressure, time and
invariant systems, the course brings Fourier theory and filter
chemistry. Consequences of nonlinearity, anisotropy,
theory to life through demonstrations of their immense
heterogeneity and scale. Prerequisites: PHGN200 and
power in large-scale processing of seismic data to improve
MACS112, or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture, 3
signal-to-noise ratio and ultimately the accuracy of seismic
hours lab; 4 semester hours.
images of the Earth’s subsurface. Prerequisites: PHGN200,
GPGN249. APPLIED MATHEMATICS FOR GEOPHYSI-
MACS213, MACS315, and GPGN210, GPGN249, or
CISTS (II) The course bridges the gap between skills
consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 4
acquired in mathematical courses and in skills required in
semester hours.
advanced geophysical courses. Moreover, it links both to the
GPGN303. GRAVITY AND MAGNETIC METHODS (I)
physical phenomena they represent and their importance in
Introduction to land, airborne, oceanographic, and borehole
geophysical applications. The course reviews mathematical
gravity and magnetic exploration. Reduction of observed
topics such as vector algebra and calculus; line, surface, and
gravity and magnetic values. Theory of potential-field
volume integrals; complex variables; series; sequences;
anomalies introduced by geologic distributions. Methods
Fourier series and integrals, and gives examples of how
and limitations of interpretations. Prerequisites: PHGN200,
these concepts are used for acoustic and electromagnetic
MACS213, MACS315, and GPGN210, GPGN249, or
wave propagation, magnetic and electrical fields, and
consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 4
spectral analysis. Prerequisites: MACS213, PHGN200, and
semester hours.
concurrent enrollment in MACS315. 3 hours lecture; 3
semester hours.
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GPGN306. LINEAR SYSTEMS (II) Beginning with simple
surveys. Prior exposure to computer applications such as
linear systems of coupled elements (springs and masses or
web browsers, spreadsheets, and word processors is helpful.
electrical circuits, for instance) we study linearity, superpo-
Prerequisites: MACS213, PHGN200, and SYGN101. 3
sition, damping, resonance and normal modes. As the
hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 4 semester hours.
number of elements increases we end up with the wave
GPGN315. SUPPORTING GEOPHYSICAL FIELD
equation, which leads, via separation of variables, to the
INVESTIGATIONS (I) Prior to conducting a geophysical
first signs of Fourier series. One of the unifying mathemati-
investigation, geophysicists often need input from related
cal themes in this course is orthogonal decomposition,
specialists such as geologists, surveyors, and land-men.
which we first encounter in the comfort of finite dimen-
Students are introduced to the issues that each of these
sional vector spaces associated with springs and masses.
specialists must address so that they may understand how
But the idea extends naturally to infinite dimensional spaces
each affects the design and outcome of geophysical
where it appears as a Fourier series. The course culminates
investigations. Students learn to use and understand the
in an exposition of Fourier series, integrals and transforms,
range of applicability of a variety of surveying methods,
both discrete and continuous. Throughout, these ideas are
learn the tools and techniques used in geological field
motivated by and applied to current geophysical problems
mapping and interpretation, and explore the logistical and
such as normal mode seismology, acoustic wave propagation
permitting issues directly related to geophysical field
and spectral analysis of time series. In addition to the
investigations. Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in
lectures, there will be classroom and laboratory demonstra-
GEOL309, or consent of instructor 6 hours lab, 2 semester
tions, and all students will complete a variety of computer
hours
exercises, using packages such as Mathematica and Matlab.
Prerequisites: PHGN200, MACS213, and MACS315, or
GPGN320. ELEMENTS OF CONTINUUM MECHANICS
consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
AND WAVE PROPAGATION (I) Introduction to continuum
mechanics and elastic wave propagation with an emphasis
GPGN308. INTRODUCTION TO ELECTRICAL AND
on principles and results important in seismology and earth
ELECTROMAGNETIC METHODS (II) This is an
sciences in general. Topics include a brief overview of
introductory course on electrical and electromagnetic
elementary mechanics, stress and strain, Hooke’s law,
methods for subsurface exploration. The course begins with
notions of geostatic pressure and isostacy, fluid flow and
a review of the factors influencing the electrical properties
Navier-stokes equation. Basic discussion of the wave
of rocks. Methods to be discussed are electrical methods
equation for elastic media, plane wave and their reflection/
with various electrode arrays for profiling and soundings,
transmission at interfaces. Prerequisites: MACS213,
and ground and airborne electromagnetic methods using
PHGN200. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
both natural (e.g. the magnetotelluric method) and man-
made (e.g. the time domain method) sources for electromag-
GPGN321. THEORY OF FIELDS I: STATIC FIELDS (I)
netic fields. Other techniques reviewed are self-potential,
Introduction to the theory of gravitational, magnetic, and
induced polarization and ground penetrating radar. The
electrical fields encountered in geophysics. Emphasis on
discussion of each method includes a treatise of the
the mathematical and physical foundations of the various
principles, instrumentation, procedures of data acquisition,
phenomena and the similarities and differences in the
analyses, and interpretation. These various methods are
various field properties. Physical laws governing the
employed in geotechnical and environmental engineering
behavior of the gravitational, electric, and magnetic fields.
and resources exploration (base and precious metals,
Systems of equations of these fields. Boundary value
industrial minerals, geothermal and hydrocarbons). The
problems. Uniqueness theorem. Influence of a medium on
laboratory will focus on demonstrating various methods in
field behavior. Prerequisites: PHGN200, MACS213, and
the field, and working through case histories. Prerequisites:
MACS315, and concurrent enrollment in GPGN249 or
PHGN200, MACS213, MACS315, GPGN210, GPGN249,
consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
and GPGN321, or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture, 3
GPGN322. THEORY OF FIELDS II: TIME-VARYING
hours lab; 4 semester hours.
FIELDS (II) Constant electric field. Coulomb’s law.
GPGN311. SURVEY OF EXPLORATION GEOPHYSICS
System of equations of the constant electric field. Station-
(I) The fundamentals of geophysical exploration are taught
ary electric field and the direct current in a conducting
through the use of a series of computer simulations and field
medium. Ohm’s law. Principle of charge conservation.
exercises. Students explore the physics underlying each
Sources of electric field in a conducting medium. Electro-
geophysical method, design geophysical surveys, prepare
motive force. Resistance. System of equations of the
and submit formal bids to clients contracting the work, and
stationary electric field. The magnetic field, caused by
collect, process, and interpret the resulting data. Emphasis is
constant currents. Biot-Savart law. The electromagnetic
placed on understanding the processes used in designing
induction. Faraday’s law. Prerequisite: GPGN321, or
and interpreting the results of geophysical exploration
consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
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GPGN414. ADVANCED GRAVITY AND MAGNETIC
Supervised, full-time, engineering-related employment for a
METHODS (II) Instrumentation for land surface, borehole,
continuous six-month period (or its equivalent) in which
sea floor, sea surface, and airborne operations. Reduction of
specific educational objectives are achieved. Prerequisite:
observed gravity and magnetic values. Theory of potential
Second semester sophomore status and a cumulative grade-
field effects of geologic distributions. Methods and
point average of 2.00. 0 to 3 semester hours. Cooperative
limitations of interpretation. Prerequisite: GPGN303, or
Education credit does not count toward graduation except
consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 4
under special conditions.
semester hours.
GPGN386. GEOPHYSICS FIELD CAMP (S) Introduction
GPGN419/PEGN419. WELL LOG ANALYSIS AND
to geological and geophysical field methods. The program
FORMATION EVALUATION (I, II) The basics of core
includes exercises in geological surveying, stratigraphic
analyses and the principles of all common borehole
section measurements, geological mapping, and interpreta-
instruments are reviewed. The course shows (computer)
tion of geological observations. Students conduct geophysi-
interpretation methods that combine the measurements of
cal surveys related to the acquisition of seismic, gravity,
various borehole instruments to determine rock properties
magnetic, and electrical observations. Students participate
such as porosity, permeability, hydrocarbon saturation, water
in designing the appropriate geophysical surveys, acquiring
salinity, ore grade, ash content, mechanical strength, and
the observations, reducing the observations, and interpreting
acoustic velocity. The impact of these parameters on
these observations in the context of the geological model
reserves estimates of hydrocarbon reservoirs and mineral
defined from the geological surveys. Prerequisites:
accumulations are demonstrated. In spring semesters,
GEOL309, GEOL314, GPGN302, GPGN303, GPGN308,
vertical seismic profiling, single well and cross-well seismic
GPGN315 or consent of instructor. Up to 6 weeks field; up
are reviewed. In the fall semester, topics like formation
to 6 semester hours, minimum 4 hours
testing, and cased hole logging are covered. Prerequisites:
GPGN398. SPECIAL TOPICS IN GEOPHYSICS (I, II)
MACS315, GPGN249, GPGN302, GPGN303, GPGN308.
New topics in geophysics. Each member of the academic
3 hours lecture, 2 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
faculty is invited to submit a prospectus of the course to the
GPGN422. ADVANCED ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRO-
department head for evaluation as a special topics course. If
MAGNETIC METHODS (I) In-depth study of the applica-
selected, the course can be taught only once under the 398
tion of electrical and electromagnetic methods to crustal
title before becoming a part of the regular curriculum under
studies, minerals exploration, oil and gas exploration, and
a new course number and title. Prerequisite: Consent of
groundwater. Laboratory work with scale and mathematical
department. Credit-variable, 1 to 6 hours.
models coupled with field work over areas of known
GPGN399. GEOPHYSICAL INVESTIGATION (I, II)
geology. Prerequisite: GPGN308, or consent of instructor.
Individual project; instrument design, data interpretation,
3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 4 semester hours.
problem analysis, or field survey. Prerequisites: Consent of
GPGN432. FORMATION EVALUATION (II) The basics of
department and “Independent Study” form must be
core analyses and the principles of all common borehole
completed and submitted to the Registrar. Credit dependent
instruments are reviewed. The course teaches interpretation
upon nature and extent of project, not to exceed 6 semester
methods that combine the measurements of various borehole
hours.
instruments to determine rock properties such as porosity,
Senior Year
permeability, hydrocarbon saturation, water salinity, ore
grade and ash content. The impact of these parameters on
GPGN404. DIGITAL SIGNAL ANALYSIS (I) The
reserve estimates of hydrocarbon reservoirs and mineral
fundamentals of one-dimensional digital signal processing
accumulations is demonstrated. Geophysical topics such as
as applied to geophysical investigations are studied.
vertical seismic profiling, single well and cross-well seismic
Students explore the mathematical background and practical
are emphasized in this course, while formation testing, and
consequences of the sampling theorem, convolution,
cased hole logging are covered in GPGN419/PEGN419
deconvolution, the Z and Fourier transforms, windows, and
presented in the fall. The laboratory provides on-line course
filters. Emphasis is placed on applying the knowledge
material and hands-on computer log evaluation exercises.
gained in lecture to exploring practical signal processing
Prerequisites: MACS315, GPGN249, GPGN302, GPGN303
issues. This is done through homework and in-class
and GPGN308. 2 hours lecture, 2 hours lab; 3 semester
practicum assignments requiring the programming and
hours. Only one of the two courses GPGN432 and
testing of algorithms discussed in lecture. Prerequisites:
GPGN419/PEGN419 can be taken for credit.
MACS213, MACS315, GPGN249, and GPGN306, or
consent of instructor. Knowledge of a computer program-
GPGN438. GEOPHYSICS PROJECT DESIGN (I, II) (WI)
ming language is assumed. 2 hours lecture; 2 hours lab, 3
Complementary design course for geophysics restricted
semester hours.
elective course(s). Application of engineering design
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GPGN494. PHYSICS OF THE EARTH (II) (WI) Students
in character, leading to an engineering report or senior thesis
will explore the fundamental observations from which
and oral presentation thereof. Choice of design project is to
physical and mathematical inferences can be made regarding
be arranged between student and individual faculty member
the Earth’s origin, structure, and evolution. These observa-
who will serve as an advisor, subject to department head
tions include traditional geophysical observations (e.g.,
approval. Prerequisites: GPGN302, GPGN303, GPGN308,
seismic, gravity, magnetic, and radioactive) in addition to
and completion of or concurrent enrollment in geophysics
geochemical, nucleonic, and extraterrestrial observations.
method courses in the general topic area of the project
Emphasis is placed on not only cataloging the available data
design. 1 hour lecture, 6 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
sets, but on developing and testing quantitative models to
describe these disparate data sets. Prerequisites: GEOL201,
GPGN439. GEOPHYSICS PROJECT DESIGN (II)
GPGN249, GPGN302, GPGN303, GPGN306, GPGN308,
GEGN439/PEGN439. MULTI-DISCIPLINARY PETRO-
PHGN200, and MACS315, or consent of instructor. 3 hours
LEUM DESIGN (II) This is a multidisciplinary design
lecture; 3 semester hours.
course that integrates fundamentals and design concepts in
geological, geophysical, and petroleum engineering.
GPGN498. SPECIAL TOPICS IN GEOPHYSICS (I, II)
Students work in integrated teams consisting of students
New topics in geophysics. Each member of the academic
from each of the disciplines. Multiple open-end design
faculty is invited to submit a prospectus of the course to the
problems in oil and gas exploration and field development,
department head for evaluation as a special topics course. If
including the development of a prospect in an exploration
selected, the course can be taught only once under the 498
play and a detailed engineering field study, are assigned.
title before becoming a part of the regular curriculum under
Several detailed written and oral presentations are made
a new course number and title. Prerequisite: Consent of
throughout the semester. Project economics including risk
department. Credit-variable, 1 to 6 hours.
analysis are an integral part of the course. Prerequisites: GP
GPGN499. GEOPHYSICAL INVESTIGATION (I, II)
majors: GPGN302 and GPGN303. GE Majors: GEOL308
Individual project; instrument design, data interpretation,
or GEOL309, GEGN316, GEGN438. PE majors:
problem analysis, or field survey. Prerequisite: Consent of
PEGN316, PEGN414, PEGN422, PEGN423, PEGN424 (or
department, and “Independent Study” form must be
concurrent). 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
completed and submitted to the Registrar. Credit dependent
GPGN452. ADVANCED SEISMIC METHODS (I)
upon nature and extent of project, not to exceed 6 semester
Historical survey. Propagation of body and surface waves in
hours.
elastic media; transmission and reflection at single and
multiple interfaces; energy relationships; attenuation factors,
data processing (including velocity interpretation, stacking,
and migration) interpretation techniques including curved
ray methods. Acquisition, processing, and interpretation of
laboratory model data; seismic processing using an
interactive workstation. Prerequisites: GPGN302 and
concurrent enrollment in GPGN404, or consent of instruc-
tor. 3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 4 semester hours.
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Liberal Arts and International Studies
engineering). The combination of these two courses is
Humanities (LIHU)
designed to help CSM students make appropriate connec-
LIHU100. NATURE AND HUMAN VALUES Nature and
tions between humanities and their technical work,
Human Values will focus on diverse views and critical
connections which will allow them to appreciate the
questions concerning traditional and contemporary issues
importance of humanistic understanding in their profes-
linking the quality of human life and Nature, and their
sional pursuits and in their lives. Courses in the program are
interdependence. The course will examine various discipli-
team-taught by an engineering faculty member and a
nary and interdisciplinary approaches regarding two major
humanities faculty member, each are expert in his/her own
questions: 1) How has Nature affected the quality of human
field, each knowledgeable of the other’s field. In this way,
life and the formulation of human values and ethics? (2)
students are exposed to the importance of humanistic
How have human actions, values, and ethics affected
considerations in solving complex technical problems.
Nature? These issues will use cases and examples taken
Note: LIHU310, ‘Connections between Humanities and
from across time and cultures. Themes will include but are
Chemical Engineering,’ can be take only in conjunction
not limited to population, natural resources, stewardship of
with CRGN201, not as a stand-alone course. Chemical
the Earth, and the future of human society. This is a writing-
engineering majors who apply and are selected to take
intensive course that will provide instruction and practice in
CRGN201 in this format will satisfy one of their LAIS mid-
both expository and technical writing, using the disciplines
level requirements by taking a combination of courses.
and perspectives of the humanities and social sciences. 4
Chemical engineering students interested in participating in
hours lecture/recitation; 4 semester hours.
the HumEn program should contact either the Department
of Chemical Engineering and Petroleum Refining or the
LIHU198. SPECIAL TOPICS IN HUMANITIES (I, II)
Division of Liberal Arts and International Studies for
Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from
application procedures. Prerequisite: LIHU100 and
special interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the
permission from instructor.. Prerequisite or corequisite:
course is offered only once. Prerequisite: Instructor consent.
SYGN200. 3 hours lecture/discussion; 3 semester hours.
Variable credit: 1 to 6 semester hours.
LIHU330. WESTERN CIVILIZATION SINCE THE
LIHU298. SPECIAL TOPICS IN HUMANITIES (I, II)
RENAISSANCE Major historical trends in Western
Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from
civilization since the Renaissance. This course provides a
special interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the
broad understanding of the historical events, issues, and
course is offered only once. Prerequisite: Instructor consent.
personalities which shaped contemporary Western civiliza-
Variable credit: 1 to 6 semester hours.
tion. Prerequisite: LIHU100. Prerequisite or corequisite:
LIHU300. THE JOURNEY MOTIF IN MODERN
SYGN200. 3 hours lecture/discussion; 3 semester hours.
LITERATURE This course will explore the notion that life
LIHU334. LITERARY HERITAGE OF THE WESTERN
is a journey, be it a spiritual one to discover one’s self or
WORLD A study of representative works that have
geographical one to discover other lands and other people.
contributed significantly to the literary heritage of Western
The exploration will rely on the major literary genres—
civilization. Selections read from various genres (drama,
drama, fiction, and poetry—and include authors such as
fiction, poetry, essay) range in time from ancient Greece to
Twain, Hurston, Kerouac, Whitman, and Cormac McCarthy.
the present. Prerequisite: LIHU100. Prerequisite or
A discussion course. Prerequisite: LIHU100. Prerequisite
corequisite: SYGN200. 3 hours lecture/discussion; 3
or corequisite: SYGN200.
semester hours.
3 hours lecture/discussion; 3 semester hours.
LIHU338 ART, ARCHITECTURE AND CITIES Combin-
LIHU301. WRITING FICTION Students will write weekly
ing history of art and architecture with social history, this
exercises and read their work for the pleasure and edifica-
course focuses on paintings, sculpture, buildings, and urban
tion of the class. The midterm in this course will be the
centers of the Western world, including Rome, Florence,
production of a short story. The final will consist of a
Venice, Paris, Vienna, Munich, Berlin, and New York.
completed, revised short story. The best of these works may
Principal goals, besides enjoyment of beautiful objects and
be printed in a future collection. Prerequisite: LIHU100.
spaces, are to differentiate the social, political, and religious
Prerequisite or corequisite: SYGN200. 3 hours lecture/
systems that created these objects, to recognize the values
discussion; 3 semester hours.
they represent, and to develop esthetic sensitivity to our
LIHU310. HUMEN: CONNECTIONS BETWEEN
contemporary world. Prerequisite: LIHU100. Prerequisite or
HUMANITIES AND CHEMICAL ENGINEERING This
corequisite: SYGN200. 3 hours lecture; 3 credit hours.
course is taught in conjunction with CRGN201, ‘Chemical
LIHU339. MUSICAL TRADITIONS OF THE WESTERN
Process Principles’(3 semester hours) and is part of an
WORLD An introduction to music of the Western world
integration program known as HumEn (humanities +
from its beginnings to the present. Prerequisite: LIHU100.
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Prerequisite or corequisite: SYGN200. 3 hours lecture/
Kerouac’s On the Road and Boyle’s Budding Prospects.
discussion; 3 semester hours.
Prerequisite: LIHU100. Prerequisite or corequisite:
SYGN200. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
LIHU350. HISTORY OF WAR History of War looks at war
primarily as a significant human activity in the history of the
LIHU402. HEROES AND ANTIHEROES: A TRAGIC
Western World since the times of Greece and Rome to the
VIEW This course features heroes and antiheroes (average
present. The causes, strategies, results, and costs of various
folks, like most of us), but because it is difficult to be heroic
wars will be covered, with considerable focus on important
unless there are one or more villains lurking in the shadows,
military and political leaders as well as on noted historians
there will have to be an Iago or Caesar or a politician or a
and theoreticians. The course is primarily a lecture course
member of the bureaucracy to overcome. Webster’s defines
with possible group and individual presentations as class
heroic as ‘exhibiting or marked by courage and daring.’
size permits. Tests will be both objective and essay types.
Courage and daring are not confined to the battlefield, of
Prerequisite: LIHU 100. Prerequisite or corequisite:
course. One can find them in surprising places—in the
SYGN200. 3 hours lecture/discussion; 3 semester hours.
community (Ibsen’s Enemy of the People), in the psychiatric
ward (Kesey’s One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest), in the
LIHU360. HISTORY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY:
military (Heller’s Catch-22), on the river (Twain’s The
BEGINNING TO 1500 Topics include: technology of
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn or in a “bachelor pad”
hunting and gathering societies, the development of
(Simon’s Last of the Red Hot Lovers). Prerequisite:
agriculture, writing, metallurgy, astronomy, mathematics;
LIHU100. Prerequisite or corequisite: SYGN200. 3 hours
Roman architecture and civil engineering, the role of
seminar; 3 semester hours.
technology in the development of complex societies in the
Near East and Mediterranean areas, Medieval military and
LIHU403. MYTHOLOGY This course is designed to give
agricultural technology and the rise of feudalism; the
students a familiarity with important Greek myths, espe-
movement of the economic center of Europe from the
cially in terms of their imaginative and dramatic appeal.
Mediterranean to the North Sea. Includes some discussion
Considerations regarding the nature of that appeal will
of archaeological method including excavation techniques
provide means for addressing the social function of myth,
and dating methods. Requires a 15-25 page analytical
which is a central issue for the course. The class will also
annotated bibliography or research paper, a 10-15 minute
examine various issues of anthropological and philosophical
oral presentation, and a 2-hour take-home exam. Prerequi-
significance pertaining to the understanding of myth,
site: LIHU100. Prerequisite or corequisite: SYGN200. 3
including the issue of whether science is a form of myth.
hours lecture/discussion; 3 semester hours.
The final assignment will provide an opportunity to address
either Greek or non-Greek myth. Prerequisite: LIHU100.
LIHU375. PATTERNS OF AMERICAN CULTURE A
Prerequisite or corequisite: SYGN200. 3 hours seminar; 3
survey of American cultural history through an examination
semester hours.
of significant works of literature and of social and intellec-
tual history. Works chosen may vary from year to year, but
LIHU404. TRANSCENDENT VISION Imagination can
the goal of the course will remain constant: the understand-
take us beyond the limits imposed by conventional mecha-
ing of those cultural aspects that help to define America.
nistic thinking about life and the universe. Spiritual vision
Prerequisite: LIHU100. Prerequisite or corequisite:
can reveal a living universe of great power, beauty, and
SYGN200. 3 hours lecture/discussion; 3 semester hours.
intrinsic value. Yet people accept existence in a world
supposedly built out of dead matter. To transcend ordinary
LIHU398. SPECIAL TOPICS IN HUMANITIES (I, II)
experience, we must set out on an adventure, a journey into
Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from
new and strange worlds. Works of imaginative literature
special interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the
provide gateways to new worlds in which the universe is a
course is offered only once. Prerequisite: Instructor consent.
transcendent experience that gives full meaning to existence.
Prerequisite or corequisite: SYGN200. Variable credit: 1 to
This course explores ideas and images of the universe as a
6 hours.
revelation of transcendent value. A major issue considered
Note: Students enrolling in 400-level courses are
in the course is the implication of comparing European and
required to have senior standing or permission of instructor.
Native American world views. Prerequisite: LIHU100.
Prerequisite or corequisite: SYGN200. 3 hours seminar; 3
LIHU401. THE AMERICAN DREAM: ILLUSION OR
semester hours
REALITY? This seminar will examine ‘that elusive phrase,
the American dream,’ and ask what it meant to the pioneers
LIHU410. ROMANTICISM TO IMPRESSIONISM
in the New World, how it withered, and whether it has been
Romanticism to Impressionism is a seminar on aspects of
revived. The concept will be critically scrutinized within
European (primarily French) cultural history of the
cultural contexts. The study will rely on the major genres of
nineteenth century. Emphasis is on art and literature from
fiction, drama, and poetry, but will venture into biography
the era of Napoleon I to that of the Third Republic. This is
and autobiography, and will range from Thoreau’s Walden to
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the age of industrial revolution, rapid growth of cities,
Systems (SYGN)
exploitation of the working class, the beginnings of
SYGN200. HUMAN SYSTEMS This is a pilot course in
socialism, and the triumph of capitalism. Artists to be
the CSM core curriculum that articulates with LIHU100,
covered range from Delacroix to Monet; authors include Sir
Nature and Human Values, and with the other systems
Walter Scott and Emile Zola. Prerequisite: LIHU100.
courses. Human Systems is an interdisciplinary historical
Prerequisite or corequisite: SYGN200. 3 hours seminar; 3
examination of key systems created by humans—namely,
semester hours.
political, economic, social, and cultural institutions—as they
LIHU470. BECOMING AMERICAN: LITERARY
have evolved worldwide from the inception of the modern
PERSPECTIVES This course will explore the increasing
era (ca. 1500) to the present. This course embodies an
heterogeneity of U.S. society by examining the immigration
elaboration of these human systems as introduced in their
and assimilation experience of Americans from Europe,
environmental context in Nature and Human Values and will
Africa, Latin America, and Asia as well as Native Ameri-
reference themes and issues explored therein. It also
cans. Primary sources and works of literature will provide
demonstrates the cross-disciplinary applicability of the
the media for examining these phenomena. In addition,
‘systems’ concept. Assignments will give students continued
Arthur Schlesinger, Jr.’s thesis about the ‘unifying ideals
practice in writing. Prerequisite: LIHU100.
and common culture’ that have allowed the United States to
3 hours lecture/discussion; 3 semester hours.
absorb immigrants from every corner of the globe under the
Social Sciences (LISS)
umbrella of individual freedom, and the various ways in
LISS198. SPECIAL TOPICS IN SOCIAL SCIENCE (I, II)
which Americans have attempted to live up to the motto ‘e
Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from
pluribus unum’ will also be explored. Prerequisite:
special interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the
LIHU100. Prerequisite or corequisite: SYGN200. 3 hours
course is offered only once. Prerequisite: Instructor consent.
seminar; 3 semester hours.
Variable credit: 1 to 6 semester hours.
LIHU479. THE AMERICAN MILITARY EXPERIENCE
LISS298. SPECIAL TOPICS IN SOCIAL SCIENCE (I, II)
A survey of military history, with primary focus on the
Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from
American military experience from 1775 to present.
special interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the
Emphasis is placed not only on military strategy and
course is offered only once. Prerequisite: Instructor consent.
technology, but also on relevant political, social, and
Variable credit: 1 to 6 semester hours.
economic questions. Prerequisite: LIHU100. Prerequisite
or corequisite: SYGN200. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester
LISS300. CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY A study of the
hours. Open to ROTC students or by permission of the
social behavior and cultural development of man. Prerequi-
LAIS Division.
site: LIHU100. Prerequisite or corequisite: SYGN200.
3 hours lecture/discussion; 3 semester hours.
LIHU480. URBAN QUALITY OF LIFE This course is
intended to engage students with the marvelous potential
LISS312. INTRODUCTION TO RELIGIONS This course
and appalling problems of some of the world’s cities.
has two focuses. We will look at selected religions empha-
Primary focus will be on cultural history and the designed
sizing their popular, institutional, and contemplative forms;
environment, including issues of traffic, housing, and
these will be four or five of the most common religions:
environmental quality. Emphasis will be on the humanistic
Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, Christianity, and/or Islam.
dimensions of a range of issues normally associated with
The second point of the course focuses on how the humani-
urban sociology. Prerequisite: LIHU100. Prerequisite or
ties and social sciences work. We will use methods from
corequisite: SYGN200. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
various disciplines to study religion-history of religions and
religious thought, sociology, anthropology and ethnography,
LIHU498. SPECIAL TOPICS IN HUMANITIES (1, II)
art history, study of myth, philosophy, analysis of religious
Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from
texts and artifacts (both contemporary and historical),
special interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the
analysis of material culture and the role it plays in religion,
course is offered only once. Prerequisite: Instructor consent.
and other disciplines and methodologies. We will look at the
Prerequisite or corequisite: SYGN200. Variable credit: 1 to
question of objectivity; is it possible to be objective? We
6 semester hours.
will approach this methodological question using the
LIHU499. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Individual
concept “standpoint.” For selected readings, films, and your
research or special problem projects supervised by a faculty
own writings, we will analyze what the “standpoint” is.
member. For students who have completed their LAIS
Prerequisite: LIHU 100. Prerequisite or corequisite:
requirements. Instructor consent required. Prerequisite:
SYGN200. 3 hours lecture/discussion; 3 semester hours
“Independent Study” form must be completed and submitted
LISS320. THE PSYCHOLOGY OF HUMAN PROBLEM-
to the registrar. Prerequisite or corequisite: SYGN200.
SOLVING Introduction to, and study of, basic concepts
Variable credit: 1 to 6 hours.
relating to self-development, group interactions, and
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interpersonal skills. Prerequisite: LIHU100. Prerequisite or
resulting efforts to democratize the former communist states.
corequisite: SYGN200.
Countries covered will include Russia, Poland, Hungary, the
3 hours lecture/discussion; 3 semester hours.
Czech Republic, Slovakia, Romania, Bulgaria, Albania,
Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia, Macedonia, and Serbia/
LISS330. MANAGING CULTURAL DIFFERENCES
Montenegro. The course is primarily lecture, with opportu-
Developing awareness and sensitivities of differences
nities for individual and group presentations and papers.
among cultures, their interrelationship; acquiring basic
Tests will be both objective and essay. Prerequisite:
cultural literacy; acculturation processes of ethics, values,
LIHU100. Prerequisite or corequisite: SYGN200. 3 hours
and behavior in the United States. Prerequisite: LIHU100.
lecture/discussion; 3 semester hours.
Prerequisite or corequisite: SYGN200.
3 hours lecture/discussion; 3 semester hours.
LISS362. SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY POLICY An
introductory survey of current issues relating to national
LISS335. INTERNATIONAL POLITICAL ECONOMY
science and technology policy in the U.S. Prerequisite:
International Political Economy is a study of contentious
LIHU100. Prerequisite or corequisite: SYGN200. 3 hours
and harmonious relationships between the state and the
lecture/discussion; 3 semester hours.
market on the nation-state level, between individual states
and their markets on the regional level, and between region-
LISS364. ENGINEERING, SCIENCE, AND TECHNOL-
states and region-markets on the global level. Prerequisite:
OGY: SOCIAL/ENVIRONMENTAL CONTEXT Social
LIHU100. Prerequisite or corequisite: SYGN200.
context and social effects of engineering, science, and
3 hours lecture/discussion; 3 semester hours.
technology, with strong emphasis on ecological
sustainability of resource use and of technological activity in
LISS340. INTERNATIONAL POLITICAL ECONOMY OF
general, from both social and comprehensively ecological
LATIN AMERICA A broad survey of the interrelationship
viewpoints. Examination of the relationship between social
between the state and economy in Latin America as seen
values and technological developments, and of how
through an examination of critical contemporary and
engineering alternatives imply social alternatives; engineer-
historical issues that shape polity, economy, and society.
ing as a means of ecological rationality. Prerequisite:
Special emphasis will be given to the dynamics of interstate
LIHU100. Prerequisite or corequisite: SYGN200. 3 hours
relationships between the developed North and the develop-
lecture/discussion; 3 semester hours.
ing South. Prerequisite: LIHU100. Prerequisite or
corequisite: SYGN200. 3 hours lecture/discussion; 3
LISS372. THE AMERICAN POLITICAL EXPERIENCE A
semester hours.
study of key elements in the American political system (e.g.,
the Constitution, the Presidency, federalism, public
LISS342. INTERNATIONAL POLITICAL ECONOMY OF
opinion), their historical development, and how they affect
ASIA A broad survey of the interrelationship between the
policy-making on controversial issues. Prerequisite:
state and economy in East and Southeast Asia as seen
LIHU100. Prerequisite or corequisite: SYGN200. 3 hours
through an examination of critical contemporary and
lecture/discussion; 3 semester hours.
historical issues that shape polity, economy, and society.
Special emphasis will be given to the dynamics of interstate
LISS375. INTRODUCTION TO LAW AND LEGAL
relationships between the developed North and the develop-
SYSTEMS Examination of different approaches to,
ing South. Prerequisite: LIHU100. Prerequisite or
principles of, and issues in the law in the U.S. and other
corequisite: SYGN200. 3 hours lecture/discussion; 3
societies. Prerequisite: LIHU 100. Prerequisite or
semester hours.
corequisite: SYGN200. 3 hours lecture/discussion; 3
semester hours.
LISS344. INTERNATIONAL POLITICAL ECONOMY OF
THE MIDDLE EAST A broad survey of the interrelation-
LISS398. SPECIAL TOPICS IN SOCIAL SCIENCE (I, II)
ships between the state and market in the Middle East as
Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from
seen through an examination of critical contemporary and
special interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the
historical issues that shape polity, economy, and society.
course is offered only once. Prerequisite: Instructor consent.
Special emphasis will be given to the dynamics between the
Prerequisite or corequisite: SYGN200. Variable credit: 1 to
developed North and the developing South. Prerequisite:
6 semester hours.
LIHU100. Prerequisite or corequisite: SYGN200. 3 hours
LISS 410. UTOPIAS/DYSTOPIAS This course studies the
lecture/discussion; 3 semester hours.
relationship between society, technology, and science using
LISS351. THE HISTORY OF EASTERN EUROPE AND
fiction and film as a point of departure. A variety of science
RUSSIA SINCE 1914 The course will trace the develop-
fiction novels, short stories, and films will provide the
ments in Eastern Europe and Russia from 1914 to the
starting point for discussions. These creative works will also
present, with emphasis on the development of communism,
be concrete examples of various conceptualizations that
World War II, the Cold War, the fall of communism, and the
historians, sociologists, philosophers, and other scholars
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have created to discuss the relationship. Prerequisite: LIHU
International Political Economy; all arrangements for this
100. Prerequisite or corequisite: SYGN200.
course are to be supervised and approved by the advisor of
3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
the International Political Economy minor program.
LISS415. THE INVISIBLE MACHINE Did an Invisible
Prerequisite: LIHU100. Prerequisite or corequisite:
Machine build the pyramids? Was the Invisible Machine
SYGN200. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
reassembled in the 17th century? Did astronomy provide the
LISS435. POLITICAL RISK ASSESSMENT This course
blueprint? Why was Louis XIV called the “Sun King?” Is
will review the existing methodologies and techniques of
modern technology a servant that obeys, or a mega-technical
risk assessment in both country-specific and global
system that dominates? Is human society becoming a
environments. It will also seek to design better ways of
technological paradise, or an urban nightmare? Why have a
assessing and evaluating risk factors for business and public
number of movies depicted the future as a nightmare city?
diplomacy in the increasingly globalized context of
Using selected readings plus films such as Metropolis and
economy and politics wherein the role of the state is being
Blade Runner, this course will address these and other
challenged and redefined. Prerequisite: LIHU100. Prereq-
significant questions. Prerequisite: LIHU100. Prerequisite
uisite or corequisite: SYGN200.
or corequisite: SYGN200.
3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
LISS439. POLITICAL RISK ASSESSMENT RESEARCH
LISS430. GLOBALIZATION This international political
SEMINAR This international political economy seminar
economy seminar is an historical and contemporary analysis
must be taken concurrently with LISS435, Political Risk
of globalization processes examined through selected issues
Assessment. Its purpose is to acquaint the student with
of world affairs of political, economic, military, and
empirical research methods and sources appropriate to
diplomatic significance. Prerequisite: LIHU100. Prerequi-
conducting a political risk assessment study, and to hone the
site or corequisite: SYGN200.
students analytical abilities. Prerequisite: LIHU100.
3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
Prerequisite or corequisite: SYGN200. Concurrent
LISS431. GLOBAL ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES Critical
enrollment in LISS435. 1 hour seminar; 1 semester hour.
examination of interactions between development and the
LISS440. LATIN AMERICAN DEVELOPMENT A senior
environment and the human dimensions of global change;
seminar designed to explore the political economy of current
social, political, economic, and cultural responses to the
and recent past development strategies, models, efforts, and
management and preservation of natural resources and
issues in Latin America, one of the most dynamic regions of
ecosystems on a global scale. Exploration of the meaning
the world today. Development is understood to be a
and implications of “Stewardship of the Earth” and
nonlinear, complex set of processes involving political,
“Sustainable Development.” Prerequisite: LIHU100.
economic, social, cultural, and environmental factors whose
Prerequisite or corequisite: SYGN200.
ultimate goal is to improve the quality of life for individuals.
3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
The role of both the state and the market in development
LISS432. CULTURAL DYNAMICS OF GLOBAL
processes will be examined. Topics to be covered will vary
DEVELOPMENT Role of cultures and nuances in world
as changing realities dictate but will be drawn from such
development; cultural relationship between the developed
subjects as inequality of income distribution; the role of
North and the developing South, specifically between the
education and health care; region-markets; the impact of
U.S. and the Third World. Prerequisite: LIHU100. Prerequi-
globalization; institution-building; corporate-community-
site or corequisite: SYGN200.
state interfaces; neoliberalism; privatization; democracy;
3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
and public policy formulation as it relates to development
goals.. Prerequisite: LIHU100. Prerequisite or corequisite:
LISS433. GLOBAL CORPORATIONS This international
SYGN200. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
political economy seminar seeks to (1) understand the
history of the making of global corporations and their
LISS441. HEMISPHERIC INTEGRATION IN THE
relationship to the state, region-markets, and region-states;
AMERICAS This international political economy seminar is
and (2) analyze the on-going changes in global, regional,
designed to accompany the endeavor now under way in the
and national political economies due to the presence of
Americas to create a free trade area for the entire Western
global corporations. Prerequisite: LIHU100. Prerequisite or
Hemisphere. Integrating this hemisphere, however, is not
corequisite: SYGN200.
just restricted to the mechanics of facilitating trade but also
3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
engages a host of other economic, political, social, cultural,
and environmental issues, which will also be treated in this
LISS434. INTERNATIONAL FIELD PRACTICUM For
course. If the Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA)
students who go abroad for an on-site practicum involving
becomes a reality, it will be the largest region-market in the
their technical field as practiced in another country and
world with some 800 million people and a combined GNP
culture; required course for students pursuing a certificate in
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of over US$10 trillion. In the three other main languages of
Prerequisites: LIHU 100; three semesters of college-level
the Americas, the FTAA is know as the Area de Libre
Japanese or permission of instructor. Prerequisite or
Comercio de las Américas (ALCA) (Spanish), the Area de
corequisite: SYGN200. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
Livre Comércio das Américas (ALCA) (Portuguese), and
LISS460. TECHNOLOGY AND WILDERNESS A seminar
the Zone de libre échange des Amériques (ZLEA) (French).
on the values of wild nature in comparison to technological
Negotiations for the FTAA/ALCA/ZLEA are to be con-
values with a view to the impact on environmental manage-
cluded by 2005. Prerequisite: LIHU100. Prerequisite or
ment policies. Prerequisite: LIHU100. Prerequisite or
corequisite: SYGN200.
corequisite: SYGN200. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
LISS461. TECHNOLOGY AND GENDER: ISSUES This
LISS442 ASIAN DEVELOPMENT This international
course focuses on how women and men relate to technology.
political economy seminar deals with the historical
Several traditional disciplines will be used: philosophy,
development of Asia Pacific from agrarian to post-industrial
history, sociology, literature, and a brief look at theory. The
eras; its economic, political, and cultural transformation
class will begin discussing some basic concepts such as
since World War II, contemporary security issues that both
gender and sex and the essential and/or social construction
divide and unite the region; and globalization processes that
of gender, for example. We will then focus on topical and
encourage Asia Pacific to forge a single trading bloc.
historical issues. We will look at modern engineering using
Prerequisite: LIHU100. Prerequisite or corequisite:
sociological studies that focus on women in engineering. We
SYGN200.
will look at some specific topics including military tech-
3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
nologies, ecology, and reproductive technologies. Prerequi-
LISS450. AMERICAN MINING HISTORY This course
site: LIHU100. Prerequisite or corequisite: SYGN200.
asks the question, “how do we know what happened in the
3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
past?” using Western American mining history as the case
LISS474. CONSTITUTIONAL LAW AND POLITICS This
study. The course will include primary texts those written at
course presents a comprehensive survey of the U.S.
the time that the historical events occurred and secondary
Constitution with special attention devoted to the first ten
sources, scholars’ and popularizers’ reconstructions. We
Amendments, also known as the Bill of Rights. Since the
will look at several approaches: scholarly studies, such as
Constitution is primarily a legal document, the class will
labor, technology, quantitative, and social history. Oral
adopt a legal approach to constitutional interpretation.
history will be approached through song and video material.
However, as the historical and political context of constitu-
We will study industrial archaeology by visiting the Western
tional interpretation is inseparable from the legal analysis,
Mining Museum in Colorado Springs. The movie
these areas will also be covered. Significant current
“Matewan” illustrates how Americans make myths out of
developments in constitutional jurisprudence will also be
history. Students unfamiliar with mining can earn extra
examined. The first part of the course deals with Articles I
credit by a visit to the CSM experimental mine. In all these
through III of the Constitution, which specify the division of
cases, we will discuss the standpoint of the authors of
national governmental power among the executive,
primary sources and scholarly accounts. We will discuss
legislative, and judicial branches of government. Addition-
how we represent all different historical viewpoints and
ally, the federal nature of the American governmental
discuss how we know what is historically true–what really
system, in which governmental authority is apportioned
happened. Prerequisite: LIHU 100. Prerequisite or
between the national government and the state governments,
corequisite: SYGN200. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
will be studied. The second part of the course examines the
LISS455. JAPANESE HISTORY AND CULTURE
individual rights specifically protected by the amendments
Japanese History and Culture is a senior seminar taught in
to the Constitution, principally the First, Fourth, Fifth,
Japanese that covers Japan’s historical and cultural
Sixth, Eighth, and Fourteenth Amendments. Prerequisite:
foundations from earliest times through the modern period.
LIHU100. Prerequisite or corequisite: SYGN200. 3 hours
It is designed to allow students who have had three
seminar; 3 semester hours.
semesters of Japanese language instruction (or the equiva-
LISS480. ENVIRONMENTAL POLITICS AND POLICY
lent) to apply their knowledge of Japanese in a social
Seminar on environmental policies and the political and
science-based course. Major themes will include: cultural
governmental processes that produce them. Group discus-
roots; forms of social organization; the development of
sion and independent research on specific environmental
writing systems; the development of religious institutions;
issues. Primary but not exclusive focus on the U.S.
the evolution of legal institutions; literary roots; and clan
Prerequisite: LIHU100. Prerequisite or corequisite:
structure. Students will engage in activities that enhance
SYGN200. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
their reading proficiency, active vocabulary, translation
skills, and expository writing abilities. Text is in Japanese.
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LISS482. WATER POLITICS AND POLICY Seminar on
Usually the course is offered only once. Prerequisite:
water policies and the political and governmental processes
Instructor consent. Variable credit: 1 to 6 semester hours.
that produce them, as an exemplar of natural resource
LIFL221. SPANISH I Fundamentals of spoken and written
politics and policy in general. Group discussion and
Spanish with an emphasis on vocabulary, idiomatic
independent research on specific politics and policy issues.
expressions of daily conversation, and Spanish American
Primary but not exclusive focus on the U.S. Prerequisite:
culture. 3 semester hours.
LIHU100. Prerequisite or corequisite: SYGN200.
3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
LIFL321. SPANISH II Continuation of Spanish I with an
emphasis on acquiring conversational skills as well as
LISS498. SPECIAL TOPICS IN SOCIAL SCIENCE (I, II)
further study of grammar, vocabulary, and Spanish Ameri-
Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from
can culture. 3 semester hours.
special interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the
course is offered only once. Prerequisite: Instructor consent.
LIFL421. SPANISH III Emphasis on furthering conversa-
Prerequisite or corequisite: SYGN200. Variable credit: 1 to
tional skills and a continuing study of grammar, vocabulary,
6 semester hours.
and Spanish American culture. 3 semester hours.
LISS499. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Individual
LIFL222. ARABIC I Fundamentals of spoken and written
research or special problem projects supervised by a faculty
Arabic with an emphasis on vocabulary, idiomatic expres-
member. For students who have completed their LAIS
sions of daily conversation, and culture of Arabic-speaking
requirements. Instructor consent required. Prerequisite:
societies. 3 semester hours.
“Independent Study” form must be completed and submitted
LIFL322. ARABIC II Continuation of Arabic I with an
to the registrar. Prerequisite or corequisite: SYGN200.
emphasis on acquiring conversational skills as well as
Variable credit: 1 to 6 hours.
further study of grammar, vocabulary, and culture of Arabic
Foreign Languages (LIFL)
speaking societies. 3 semester hours.
A variety of foreign languages is available through the
LIFL422. ARABIC III Emphasis on furthering conversa-
LAIS Division. Students interested in a particular language
tional skills and a continuing study of grammar, vocabulary,
should check with the LAIS Division Office to determine
and culture of Arabic-speaking societies. 3 semester hours.
when these languages might be scheduled. In order to gain
basic proficiency from their foreign language study, students
LIFL223. GERMAN I Fundamentals of spoken and written
are encouraged to enroll for at least two semesters in
German with an emphasis on vocabulary, idiomatic
whatever language(s) they elect to take. If there is sufficient
expressions of daily conversation, and German culture.
demand, the Division can provide third- and fourth-semester
3 semester hours.
courses in a given foreign language. No student is permit-
LIFL323. GERMAN II Continuation of German I with an
ted to take a foreign language that is either his/her native
emphasis on acquiring conversational skills as well as
language or second language. Proficiency tests may be
further study of grammar, vocabulary, and German culture.
used to determine at what level a student should be enrolled,
3 semester hours.
but a student cannot receive course credit by taking these
tests.
LIFL423. GERMAN III Emphasis on furthering conversa-
tional skills and a continuing study of grammar, vocabulary,
Foreign Language Policy
and German culture. 3 semester hours.
Students will not receive credit toward their LAIS or
Free Elective graduation requirements for taking a foreign
LIFL224. RUSSIAN I Fundamentals of spoken and written
language in which they have had previous courses as per the
Russian with an emphasis on vocabulary, idiomatic
following formula:
expressions of daily conversation, and Russian culture.
3 semester hours.
If a student has taken one year in high school or one
semester in college, he/she will not receive graduation credit
LIFL324. RUSSIAN II Continuation of Russian I with an
for the first semester in a CSM foreign language course.
emphasis on acquiring conversational skills as well as
Likewise, if a student has taken two years in high school or
further study of grammar, vocabulary, and Russian culture.
two semesters in college, he/she will not receive graduation
3 semester hours.
credit for the second semester, and if a student has taken
LIFL424. RUSSIAN III Emphasis on furthering conversa-
three years in high school or three semesters in college, he/
tional skills and a continuing study of grammar, vocabulary,
she will not receive graduation credit for the third semester.
and Russian culture. 3 semester hours.
LIFL198. SPECIAL TOPICS IN A FOREIGN LAN-
LIFL225. FRENCH I Fundamentals of spoken and written
GUAGE (I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics
French with an emphasis on vocabulary, idiomatic expres-
chosen from special interests of instructor(s) and student(s).
sions of daily conversation, and French-speaking societies.
3 semester hours.
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LIFL325. FRENCH II Continuation of French I with an
tional skills and a continuing study of grammar, vocabulary,
emphasis on acquiring conversational skills as well as
and Japanese culture. 3 semester hours.
further study of grammar, vocabulary, and French- speaking
LIFL298. SPECIAL TOPICS IN A FOREIGN LAN-
societies. 3 semester hours.
GUAGE (I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics
LIFL425. FRENCH III Emphasis on furthering conversa-
chosen from special interests of instructor(s) and student(s).
tional skills and a continuing study of grammar, vocabulary,
Usually the course is offered only once. Prerequisite:
and French-speaking societies. 3 semester hours.
Instructor consent. Variable credit: 1 to 6 semester hours.
LIFL226. PORTUGUESE I Fundamentals of spoken and
LIFL299. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Individual
written Portuguese with an emphasis on vocabulary,
independent study in a given foreign language. Prerequisite:
idiomatic expressions of daily conversation, and Brazilian
“Independent Study” form must be completed and submitted
culture. 3 semester hours.
to the registrar. Variable credit: 1 to 6 hours.
LIFL326. PORTUGUESE II Continuation of Portuguese I
LIFL398. SPECIAL TOPICS IN A FOREIGN LAN-
with an emphasis on acquiring conversational skills as well
GUAGE (I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics
as further study of grammar, vocabulary, and Brazilian
chosen from special interests of instructor(s) and student(s).
culture. 3 semester hours.
Usually the course is offered only once. Prerequisite:
Instructor consent. Variable credit: 1 to 6 semester hours.
LIFL426. PORTUGUESE III Emphasis on furthering
conversational skills and a continuing study of grammar,
LIFL399. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I,II) Individual
vocabulary, and Brazilian culture. 3 semester hours.
research or special problem projects supervised by a faculty
member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a
LIFL227. CHINESE I Fundamentals of spoken and written
subject matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite:
Chinese with an emphasis on vocabulary, idiomatic
“Independent Study” form must be completed and submitted
expressions of daily conversation, and Chinese culture.
to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
3 semester hours.
LIFL498. SPECIAL TOPICS IN A FOREIGN LAN-
LIFL327. CHINESE II Continuation of Chinese I with an
GUAGE (I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics
emphasis on acquiring conversational skills as well as
chosen from special interests of instructor(s) and student(s).
further study of grammar, vocabulary, and Chinese culture.
Usually the course is offered only once. Prerequisite:
3 semester hours.
Instructor consent. Variable credit: 1 to 6 semester hours.
LIFL427. CHINESE III Emphasis on furthering conversa-
LIFL499. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Individual
tional skills and a continuing study of grammar, vocabulary,
research or special problem projects supervised by a faculty
and Chinese culture. 3 semester hours.
member. For students who have completed their LAIS
LIFL228. INDONESIAN I Fundamentals of spoken and
requirements. Instructor consent required. Prerequisite:
written Indonesian with an emphasis on vocabulary,
“Independent Study” form must be completed and submitted
idiomatic expressions of daily conversation, and Indonesian
to the registrar. Variable credit: 1 to 6 hours.
culture. 3 semester hours.
The Guy T. McBride, Jr. Honors Program in
LIFL328. INDONESIAN II Continuation of Indonesian I
Public Affairs for Engineers (LIHN)
with an emphasis on acquiring conversational skills as well
LIHN101A. HONORS SEMINAR ONE PARADOXES
as further study of grammar, vocabulary, and Indonesian
OF THE HUMAN CONDITION (II) Study of the paradoxes
culture. 3 semester hours.
in the human condition expressed in significant texts in
LIFL428. INDONESIAN III Emphasis on furthering
classics, literature, moral philosophy, and history
conversational skills and a continuing study of grammar,
(LIHN101A); drama and music, both classical and contem-
vocabulary, and Indonesian culture. 3 semester hours.
porary (LIHN101B); or history, biography, and fiction
(LIHN101C). The seminar will encourage a value-oriented
LIFL229. JAPANESE I Fundamentals of spoken and written
approach to the texts. Prerequisite: Freshman status in the
Japanese with an emphasis on vocabulary, idiomatic
McBride Honors Program. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester
expressions of daily conversation, and Japanese culture.
hours.
3 semester hours.
LIHN200A. HONORS SEMINAR TWO CULTURAL
LIFL329. JAPANESE II Continuation of Japanese I with an
ANTHROPOLOGY: A STUDY OF DIVERSE CULTURES
emphasis on acquiring conversational skills as well as
A study of cultures within the United States and abroad and
further study of grammar, vocabulary, and Japanese culture.
the behavior of people. The seminar will emphasize the
3 semester hours.
roles of languages, religions, moral values, and legal and
LIFL429. JAPANESE III Emphasis on furthering conversa-
economic systems in the cultures selected for inquiry.
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Prerequisite: Sophomore status in the McBride Honors
LIHN301B HONORS SEMINAR FIVE FOREIGN AREA
Program. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
STUDY (II) A survey of current public policy issues of a
selected country or region, based on a broad survey of
LIHN201A. HONORS SEMINAR THREE COMPARA-
history and culture as well as contemporary social, techno-
TIVE POLITICAL AND ECONOMIC SYSTEMS (II) This
logical, economic and political trends. The areas to be
course constitutes a comparative study of the interrelation-
studied will be in a three year rotation; Far East (China and
ships between political and economic systems in theory and
Taiwan or Hong Kong, Indonesia and/or Malaysia), Latin
practice. Totalitarianism, authoritarianism, democracy,
America (Brazil or Chile), Middle East/Africa (Turkey or
anarchy, socialism, and communism will be examined in
South Africa). Students taking this seminar in preparation
their historical and theoretical contexts and compared with
for a McBride sponsored trip abroad will be expected to
baseline concepts of what constitutes a political system.
take a brief intensive language course before departure. 3
Economics will be studied from a historical/developmental
hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
approach, examining classical and neo-classical economics
and theories of major western economists, including Smith,
LIHN400A. MCBRIDE PRACTICUM (SUMMER) An off-
Marx, and Keynes. Specific nation or area case studies will
campus practicum which may include an internship in a
be used to integrate concepts and to explore possible new
company, government agency, or public service organization
global conditions which define the roles of governments and
(domestic or foreign), or foreign study as a part of a
other institutions in the development, planning, and control
McBride group or individually. The practicum must have
of economic activities and social policy. Prerequisites:
prior approval of the Principal Tutor. All students complet-
Sophomore status in the McBride Honors Program;
ing a practicum are expected to keep an extensive journal
LIHN101, LIHN200 or permission of instructor. 3 hours
and write a professional report detailing, analyzing, and
seminar; 3 semester hours.
evaluating their experiences. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester
hours.
LIHN300A. HONORS SEMINAR FOUR INTERNA-
TIONAL POLITICAL ECONOMY International political
LIHN401A. HONORS SEMINAR SIX STUDY OF
economy is the study of the dynamic relationships between
LEADERSHIP AND POWER (I) An intellectual examina-
nation-states and the global marketplace. Topics include:
tion into the nature of leadership and power. Focuses on
international and world politics, money and international
understanding and interpreting the leadership role, both its
finance, international trade, multinational and global
potential and its limitations, in various historical, literary,
corporations, global development, transition economies and
political, socio-economic, and cultural contexts. Exemplary
societies, and developing economies and societies. Prerequi-
leaders and their antitypes are analyzed. Characteristics of
sites: EBGN211, LIHN201. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester
leaders are related to their cultural and temporal context.
hours.
This course will ask questions regarding the morality of
power and its uses. Leadership in technical and non-
LIHN300B. HONORS SEMINAR FOUR TECHNOL-
technical environments will be compared and contrasted.
OGY AND SOCIO-ECONOMIC CHANGE (I) A critical
Additionally, power and empowerment, and the complica-
analysis of the interactions among science, technology, and
tions of becoming or of confronting a leader are scrutinized.
American values and institutions. The seminar will study the
3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
role of technology in American society and will debate the
implications of technology transfer from developed to
LIHN402A. SENIOR HONORS SEMINAR SCIENCE,
developing nations. Students will learn to relate technologi-
TECHNOLOGY, AND ETHICS (II) A comprehensive
cal issues to socio-economic and religious aspects of society
inquiry into ethical and moral issues raised by modern
and explore the moral and social consequences of techno-
science and technology. Issues covered include: the
logical innovations. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
contention that science is value neutral; the particular sorts
of ethical problems faced by engineers in their public and
LIHN301A. HONORS SEMINAR FIVE U.S. PUBLIC
political roles in deciding uses of materials and energy; the
POLICY: DOMESTIC AND FOREIGN Detailed examina-
personal problems faced in the development of a career in
tion of United States public policy, using a case study
science and technology; the moral dilemmas inherent in
approach to guide students to understand the various aspects
using natural forms and energies for human purposes; and
of policy making and the participants in the process. As an
the technologically dominated modern civilization.
outcome of this seminar, students will have the ability to
Literature is used as case studies to illustrate these themes
engage in informed, critical analyses of public policy, and
and to bring them home personally to students. 3 hours
will understand the process and how they may become
seminar; 3 semester hours.
involved in it. Students may spend spring break in Washing-
ton, D.C., as part of this seminar. 3 hours seminar; 3
semester hours.
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Communication (LICM)
Music (LIMU)
Courses in communication do not count toward the LAIS
A cultural opportunity for students with music skills to
restricted elective requirement but may be taken for free
continue study in music for a richer personal development.
elective credit and to complete a communications minor or
Free elective hours required by degree-granting departments
Area of Special Interest (ASI).
may be satisfied by a maximum of 3 semester hours total of
LICM301. PROFESSIONAL ORAL COMMUNICATION
concert band (i.e., spring semester), chorus, or physical
A five-week course which teaches the fundamentals of
education and athletics.
effectively preparing and presenting messages. “Hands-on”
LIMU101, 102, 201, 202, 301, 302, 401, 402. BAND
course emphasizing short (5- and 10-minute) weekly
Study, rehearsal, and performance of concert, marching and
presentations made in small groups to simulate professional
stage repertory. Emphasis on fundamentals of rhythm,
and corporate communications. Students are encouraged to
intonation, embouchure, and ensemble. 2 hours rehearsal; 1
make formal presentations which relate to their academic or
semester hour.
professional fields. Extensive instruction in the use of
LIMU111, 112, 211, 212, 311, 312, 411, 412. CHORUS
visuals. Presentations are rehearsed in class two days prior
Study, rehearsal, and performance of choral music of the
to the formal presentations, all of which are video-taped and
classical, romantic, and modern periods with special
carefully evaluated. 1 hour lecture/lab; 1 semester hour.
emphasis on principles of diction, rhythm, intonation,
LICM304. PRACTICUM IN TUTORING Designed to
phrasing, and ensemble. 2 hours rehearsal; 1 semester hour.
provide an intensive training program for students who will
LIMU340. MUSIC THEORY The course begins with the
serve as peer tutors in the LAIS Writing Center. Course
fundamentals of music theory and moves into their more
emphasis will be on theoretical bases of tutoring as well as
complex applications. Music of the common practice period
practice. Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor. 1-3
is considered. Aural and visual recognition of harmonic
hours lecture/lab; 1-3 semester hours.
materials covered is emphasized. Prerequisite: LIHU 339 or
LICM 306. SELECTED TOPICS IN WRITTEN COMMU-
consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture/discussion; 3 semester
NICATION Information on courses designated by this
hours.
number may be obtained from the LAIS Division. Prerequi-
(See also LIHU339. MUSICAL TRADITIONS OF THE
site: Will depend on the level of the specific course. 1 - 3
WESTERN WORLD in preceding list of LAIS courses.)
hours lecture/lab; 1-3 semester hours.
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Materials Science
MLGN515/MTGN415. ELECTRICAL PROPERTIES AND
APPLICATIONS OF MATERIALS (II) Survey of the
(Interdisciplinary Program)
electrical properties of materials, and the applications of
The interdisciplinary Materials Science Program is
materials as electrical circuit components. The effects of
administered jointly by the Departments of Chemical
chemistry, processing, and microstructure on the electrical
Engineering and Petroleum Refining, Chemistry and
properties will be discussed, along with functions, perfor-
Geochemistry, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering,
mance requirements, and testing methods of materials for
Physics and the Division of Engineering. Each department is
each type of circuit component. The general topics covered
represented on both the Governing Board and the Graduate
are conductors, resistors, insulators, capacitors, energy
Affairs Committee which are responsible for the operation
convertors, magnetic materials, and integrated circuits.
of the program.
Prerequisites: PHGN200/210, MTGN311 or MLGN501,
Listed below are 400-level undergraduate courses which
MTGN412/MLGN512, or consent of instructor. 3 hours
are cross-listed with 500-level Materials Science courses.
lecture; 3 semester hours.
Additional courses offered by the Program Departments, not
MLGN516/MTGN416 PROPERTIES OF CERAMICS (II)
listed here, may also satisfy the course-requirements towards
A survey of the properties of ceramic materials and how
a graduate degree in this Program. Consult the Materials
these properties are determined by the chemical structure
Science Program Guidelines for Graduate Students and the
(composition), crystal structure, and the microstructure of
Program Departments course-listings. It should be noted
crystalline ceramics and glasses. Thermal, optical, and
that the course requirement for graduate-level registration
mechanical properties of single-phase and multi-phase
for a MLGN”500"-level course which is cross-listed with a
ceramics, including composites, are covered. Prerequisites:
400-level course-number, will include an additional course-
PHGN200/210, MTGN311 or MLGN501, MTGN412/
component above that required for 400-level credit.
MLGN512 or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3
MLGN502/PHGN440. SOLID STATE PHYSICS (II) An
semester hours
elementary study of the properties of solids including
MLGN517/EGGN422 SOLID MECHANICS OF MATERI-
crystalline structure and its determination, lattice vibrations,
ALS (I) Review mechanics of materials. Introduction to
electrons in metals, and semiconductors. Prerequisite:
elastic and non-linear continua. Cartesian tensors and
PHGN300 or PHGN325 and MACS315. 3 hours lecture; 3
stresses and strains. Analytical solution of elasticity
semester hours.
problems. Develop basic concepts of fracture mechanics.
MLGN505*/MTGN445. MECHANICAL PROPERTIES
Prerequisite: EGGN320 or equivalent, MACS315 or
OF MATERIALS (I) Mechanical properties and relation-
equivalent. 3 hours lecture; e semester hours. Semester to be
ships. Plastic deformation of crystalline materials. Relation-
offered: Spring
ships of microstructures to mechanical strength. Fracture,
MLGN519/MTGN419. NON-CRYSTALLINE
creep, and fatigue. Prerequisite: MTGN348. 3 hours lecture;
MATERIALS(II) An introduction to the principles of glass
3 hours lab; 3*/4 semester hours. * This is a 3 hour-credit
science-and-engineering and non-crystalline materials in
graduate-course in the Materials Science Program and a 4
general. Glass formation, structure, crystallization and
hour-credit undergraduate-course in the MTGN program.
properties will be covered, along with a survey of commer-
MLGN510/CHGN410 SURFACE CHEMISTRY (I)
cial glass compositions, manufacturing processes and
Introduction to colloid systems, capillarity, surface tension
applications. Prerequisites: MTGN311 or MLGN501,
and contact angle, adsorption from solution, micelles and
MLGN512/MTGN412, or consent of instructor. 3 hours
microemulsions, the solid/gas interface, surface analytical
lecture; 3 semester hours.
techniques, van der Waal forces, electrical properties and
MLGN522/PHGN441. SOLID STATE PHYSICS APPLI-
colloid stability, some specific colloid systems (clays, foams
CATIONS AND PHENOMENA Continuation of
and emulsions). Students enrolled for graduate credit in
MLGN502/PHGN440 with an emphasis on applications of
MLGN510 must complete a special project. Prerequisite:
the principles of solid state physics to practical properties of
DCGN209 or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3
materials including optical properties, superconductivity,
semester hours.
dielectric properties, magnetism, noncrystalline structure,
MLGN512/MTGN412. CERAMIC ENGINEERING (II)
and interfaces. Graduate students in physics cannot receive
Application of engineering principles to nonmetallic and
credit for MLGN522, only PHGN441. Prerequisite:
ceramic materials. Processing of raw materials and produc-
MLGN502/PHGN440. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
tion of ceramic bodies, glazes, glasses, enamels, and
Those receiving graduate credit will be required to submit a
cements. Firing processes and reactions in glass bonded as
term paper, in addition to satisfying all of the other
well as mechanically bonded systems. Prerequisite:
requirements of the course.
MTGN348. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
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MLGN530/CHGN430/CRGN415. INTRODUCTION TO
MLGN544/MTGN414 PROCESSING OF CERAMICS (II)
POLYMER SCIENCE (I) An introduction to the chemistry
A description of the principles of ceramic processing and
and physics of macromolecules. Topics include the
the relationship between processing and microstructure.
properties and statistics of polymer solutions, measurements
Raw materials and raw material preparation, forming and
of molecular weights, molecular weight distributions,
fabrication, thermal processing, and finishing of ceramic
properties of bulk polymers, mechanisms of polymer
materials will be covered. Principles will be illustrated by
formation, and properties of thermosets and thermoplasts
case studies on specific ceramic materials. A project to
including elastomers. Prerequisite: CHGN327 or consent of
design a ceramic fabrication process is required. Field trips
instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
to local ceramic manufacturing operations are included.
Prerequisites: MTGN311, MTGN331, and MTGN412/
MLGN531/CRGN416. INTRODUCTION TO POLY-
MLGN512 or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture;
MER ENGINEERING (II) This class provides a back-
3 semester hours.
ground in polymer fluid mechanics, polymer rheological
response and polymer shape forming. The class begins with
MLGN550/MLGN450. STATISTICAL PROCESS
a discussion of the definition and measurement of material
CONTROL AND DESIGN OF EXPERIMENTS(II) An
properties. Interrelationships among the material response
introduction to statistical process control, process capability
functions are elucidated and relevant correlations between
analysis and experimental design techniques. Statistical
experimental data and material response in real flow
process control theory and techniques will be developed and
situations are given. Processing operations for polymeric
applied to control charts for variables and attributes
materials will then be addressed. These include the flow of
involved in process control and evaluation. Process
polymers through circular, slit, and complex dies. Fiber
capability concepts will be developed and applied for the
spinning, film blowing, extrusion and coextrusion will be
evaluation of manufacturing processes. The theory and
covered as will injection molding. Graduate students are
application of designed experiments will be developed and
required to write a term paper and take separate examina-
applied for full factorial experiments, fractional factorial
tions which are at a more advanced level. Prerequisite:
experiments, screening experiments, multilevel experiments
CRGN307, EGGN351 or equivalent. 3 hours lecture;
and mixture experiments. Analysis of designed experiments
3 semester hours.
will be carried out by graphical and statistical techniques.
Computer software will be utilized for statistical process
control and for the design and analysis of experiments.
Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor. 3 hours lecture,
3 semester hours
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apply to solutions of differential equations. Prerequisite:
MACS112 or MACS 122. 4 hours lecture; 4 semester hours.
Freshman Year
MACS100. INTRODUCTORY TOPICS FOR ENGINEER-
MACS223. CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS AND
ING CALCULUS An introduction and/or review of topics
ENGINEERS III HONORS (II) Same topics as those
that are essential to the background of an undergraduate
covered in MACS213 but with additional material and
student at CSM. This course serves as a preparatory class
problems. Prerequisite: Consent of Department Head.
for the calculus curriculum and includes material from
4 hours lecture; 4 semester hours.
algebra, trigonometry, mathematical analysis and analytic
MACS224 CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS AND ENGI-
geometry. Topics include the formulation and solution of
NEERS III HONORS (AP) (I) Early introduction of
equations, functional representations of applied problems,
vectors, linear algebra, multivariable calculus with an
parameterization of applied problems, and right triangle
introduction to Mathematica. Vector fields, line and surface
trigonometry with an introduction to vectors. Cannot be
integrals. Prerequisite: 4 or 5 on the AP (BC) exam or
used for graduation from CSM. Prerequisite: none.
consent of Department Head. 4 hours lecture; 4 semester
1 semester hour.
hours.
MACS111. CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS AND
MACS260. FORTRAN PROGRAMMING (I,II) Program-
ENGINEERS I (I, II, S) First course in the calculus
ming techniques and program structure, debugging and
sequence, including elements of plane geometry. Functions,
verification of programs, data representation, computer
limits, continuity, and derivatives and their application.
solution of scientific and engineering problems using the
Definite and indefinite integrals; applications and numerical
Fortran 90 language. Prerequisite: none. 2 hours lecture;
approximations. Prerequisite: precalculus. 4 hours lecture;
2 semester hours.
4 semester hours.
MACS261. COMPUTER PROGRAMMING CONCEPTS
MACS112 CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS AND ENGI-
(I,II,S) Computer programming in a contemporary language
NEERS II (I, II, S) Vectors, computational linear algebra,
such as C++, using software engineering techniques.
and multivariable calculus. Prerequisite: MACS111 or
Problem solving, program design, documentation, debug-
Advanced Placement credit in Calculus AB or BC.
ging practices. Language skills: input/output, control,
4 hours lecture; 4 semester hours.
repetition, files, functions, recursion, arrays, pointers,
MACS121. CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS AND
abstract data types. Introduction to operating systems,
ENGINEERS I HONORS (I) Same topics as those covered
visualization, object-oriented programming. Application to
in MACS111 but with additional material and problems.
problems in science and engineering. Prerequisite: none.
Prerequisite: Consent of Department Head. 4 hours lecture;
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
4 semester hours.
MACS262. DATA STRUCTURES (I,II) Abstract data
MACS122. CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS AND
types, user-defined data structures, linked lists, stacks,
ENGINEERS II HONORS (I) Same topics as those covered
queues, graphs, trees, binary trees, binary search trees, hash
in MACS112 but with additional material and problems.
tables, searching and sorting. Prerequisite: MACS261.
Prerequisite: Consent of department. 4 hours lecture;
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
4 semester hours.
MACS298. SPECIAL TOPICS (I,II,S) Selected topics
MACS198. SPECIAL TOPICS IN MATHEMATICAL
chosen from special interests of instructor and students.
AND COMPUTER SCIENCES (I, II) Pilot course or
Prerequisite: Consent of Department Head. 1 to 3 semester
special topics course. Topics chosen from special interests
hours.
of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is offered
MACS299. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I,II) Individual
only once. Prerequisite: Instructor consent. Variable credit;
research or special problem projects supervised by a faculty
1 to 6 credit hours.
member; also, when a student and instructor agree on a
MACS199. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Individual
subject matter, content and credit hours. Prerequisite:
research or special problem projects supervised by a faculty
Independent Study form must be completed and submitted
member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a
to the Registrar. Variable Credit: 1 to 6 semester hours.
subject matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite:
Junior Year
“Independent Study” form must be completed and submitted
MACS306. SOFTWARE ENGINEERING (I,II) Top down
to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
program design, problem decomposition, iterative refine-
Sophomore Year
ment techniques, program structure, data types, and program
MACS213. CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS AND
modularity. Program file handling, use of text editors in
ENGINEERS III (I,II,S) Vector fields, line and surface
program development, and text manipulations. Extension of
integrals, techniques of integration and infinite series as they
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good programming practices to areas such as numerical
its solutions are useful in understanding the original
computations, string processing, linear data structures and
problem. Prerequisites: MACS315, or consent of instructor.
their applications, use of tree structures in problem solving.
3 hours lecture, 3 semester hours.
Prerequisite: MACS262. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
MACS340. COOPERATIVE EDUCATION (I,II,S)
MACS312. INTRODUCTION TO DIFFERENTIAL
Supervised, full-time engineering-related employment for a
EQUATIONS FOR SCIENTISTS & ENGINEERS (II) An
continuous six-month period (or its equivalent) in which
introduction to differential equations with special emphasis
specific educational objectives are achieved. Prerequisite:
on problems in the earth related fields. Topics include first
Second semester sophomore status and a cumulative grade
and second order ordinary differential equations, numerical
point average of at least 2.00. 0 to 3 semester hours.
methods of solution, solutions of non-homogeneous
Cooperative Education credit does not count toward
equations, and applications of second order equations.
graduation except under special conditions.
Prerequisite: MACS213 or MACS223.
MACS341. MACHINE ORGANIZATION AND ASSEM-
2 hours lecture; 2 credit hours.
BLY LANGUAGE PROGRAMMING (I,II) Covers the
MACS315. DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS (I,II,S)
basic concepts of both large and small computer architec-
Classical techniques for first and higher order equations and
ture, with special emphasis on the machines that are
systems of equations. Laplace transforms. Phase plane and
immediately available. Topics include machine level
stability analysis of non-linear equations and systems.
instructions and operating system calls used to write
Applications to physics, mechanics, electrical engineering,
programs in assembly language for the available machines.
and environmental sciences. Prerequisite: MACS213 or
This course provides insight into the way computers operate
MACS223. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
at the machine level; emphasis is on concepts and tech-
MACS323. PROBABILITY AND STATISTICS FOR
niques that can be extended to programming other comput-
ENGINEERS I (I,II,S) Elementary probability. Bayes rule,
ers. Prerequisite: MACS261. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester
discrete and continuous probability models, data reduction
hours.
and presentation, interval estimation, hypothesis testing, and
MACS347. ADVANCED MATHEMATICS FOR THE
simple regression with special emphasis on applications in
APPLIED SCIENCES I (I) Review of vectors, vector
mineral engineering. Prerequisite: MACS112 or MACS122.
differential calculus, line and surface integrals, integral
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
theorems, matrices and determinants. Prerequisite:
MACS324. PROBABILITY AND STATISTICS FOR
MACS315. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours. Credit is
ENGINEERS II (II) Continuation of MACS323. Multiple
allowed for only one of MACS347 or MACS349.
regression analysis, analysis of variance, basic experimental
MACS348. ADVANCED ENGINEERING MATHEMAT-
design, and distribution-free methods. Applications
ICS (I,II) The study of solutions of partial differential
emphasized. Prerequisite: MACS323 or consent of
equations in which physical phenomena are modelled
instructor 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
mathematically. Fourier Series.The study of the solutions of
MACS325. DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS HONORS (II)
sets of simultaneous equations. Numerical solution of partial
Same topics as those covered in MACS315 but with
differential equations. Prerequisite: MACS315.
additional material and problems. Prerequisite: Consent of
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
MACS349. ADVANCED MATHEMATICS FOR THE
MACS332. LINEAR ALGEBRA (I,II) Systems of linear
GEOSCIENCES (I) Vector algebra and calculus. Line,
equations, matrices, determinants and eigenvalues. Linear
surface, and volume integrals. Matrix theory and applica-
operators. Abstract vector spaces. Applications selected
tions. Introductory complex variables, series and sequences.
from linear programming, physics, graph theory, and other
Prerequisite: MACS315. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
fields. Prerequisite: MACS213 or MACS223. 3 hours
Credit is allowed for only one of MACS347 or MACS349.
lecture; 3 semester hours.
MACS358. DISCRETE MATHEMATICS & ALGEBRAIC
MACS333. INTRODUCTION TO MATHEMATICAL
STRUCTURES (I,II) This course is an introductory course
MODELING. (II) This course gives students the opportu-
in discrete mathematics and algebraic structures. Topics
nity to build mathematical models of real-world phenomena.
include: formal logic; proofs, recursion, analysis of
It considers several practical problems drawn from engineer-
algorithms; sets and combinatorics; relations, functions, and
ing and the sciences. For each, the problem is defined and
matrices; Boolean algebra and computer logic; trees,
then the student discovers how the underlying principles
grammars, and languages; semigroups; finite-state machines
lead to a mathematical model. The course concentrates on
and regular languages. Prerequisite: MACS213 or
difference and differential equation models. In each case,
MACS223. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
the student solves the model and analyze how the model and
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MACS370. FIELD COURSE (S) (WI) Experience with
a working knowledge of the LISP programming language.
industrial type problems involving design and modeling
The remainder of the course is devoted to exploring various
using engineering, mathematics, and/or computer science.
Artificial Intelligence applications such as computer vision,
Analysis of data. Team work emphasized. Field trips to
speech analysis, speech generation, robotics, reasoning,
government or industrial installations, when appropriate.
knowledge representation, natural language processing and
Prerequisite: Consent of Department Head. 6-week summer
expert systems. Prerequisite: MACS262, MACS358.
field session; 6 semester hours.
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
MACS398. SPECIAL TOPICS (I,II,S) Selected topics
MACS406. DESIGN AND ANALYSIS OF ALGORITHMS
chosen from special interests of instructor and students.
(I,II) Divide-and-conquer: splitting problems into subprob-
Prerequisite: Consent of Department Head. 1 to 3 semester
lems of a finite number. Greedy: considering each problem
hours.
piece one at a time for optimality. Dynamic programming:
considering a sequence of decisions in problem solution.
MACS399. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I,II) Individual
Searches and traversals: determination of the vertex in the
research or special problem projects supervised by a faculty
given data set that satisfies a given property. Techniques of
member; also, when a student and instructor agree on a
backtracking, branch-and-bound techniques, techniques in
subject matter, content and credit hours. Prerequisite:
lower bound theory. Prerequisite: MACS213 or MACS223,
Independent Study form must be completed and submitted
MACS262, MACS358. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
to the Registrar. Variable Credit: 1 to 6 semester hours.
MACS407. INTRODUCTION TO SCIENTIFIC COM-
Senior Year
PUTING (I,II) Roundoff error in floating point arithmetic,
MACS400. PRINCIPLES OF PROGRAMMING LAN-
conditioning and stability, contemporary mathematical
GUAGES (I,II) Study of the principles relating to design,
software for solutions of linear algebraic systems, curve and
evaluation and implementation of programming languages
surface fitting, zeros of nonlinear equations, adaptive
of historical and technical interest are considered as
quadrature, multivariate quadrature, initial value problems
individual entities and with respect to their relationships to
in ordinary differential equations. Codes and sample drivers
other languages. Topics discussed for each language
are provided. Emphasis is on problem solving and the study
include: history, design, structural organization, data
of mathematical software using existing packages. Prerequi-
structures, name structures, control structures, syntactic
site: MACS315 and knowledge of computer programming.
structures, and implementation of issues. The primary
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
languages discussed are FORTRAN, ALGOL, COBOL,
PASCAL, LISP, ADA, C/C++, JAVA, PROLOG, PERL,
MACS411. INTRODUCTION TO EXPERT SYSTEMS (II)
BASIC. Prerequisite: MACS262. 3 hours lecture;
General investigation of the field of expert systems. The first
3 semester hours.
part of the course is devoted to designing expert systems.
The last half of the course is implementation of the design
MACS401. APPLIED ANALYSIS (I) This course is a first
and construction of demonstration prototypes of expert
course in analysis that lays out the context and motivation of
systems. Prerequisite: MACS262, MACS358.
analysis in terms of the transition from power series to those
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
less predictable, especially Fourier series, and shows some
of the traps into which even great mathematicians have
MACS415. INTRODUCTION TO ROBOTICS AND
fallen. The course is taught from an applied perspective.
COMPUTER VISION (II) General introduction of Artificial
Differentiability, continuity, and convergence are studied in
Intelligence in robotics and computer vision at the under-
this setting. Prerequisite: MACS213 or MACS223, and
graduate level. Reactive robot architecture are studied in
MACS332. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
detail. The course will emphasize hands-on experience with
one or more mobile robots and sensors. Field trips are
MACS403. DATABASE MANAGEMENT (I,II) Design
arranged to local industries which manufacture or use
and evaluation of information storage and retrieval systems,
robots. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3
including defining and building a data base and producing
semester hours.
the necessary queries for access to the stored information.
Generalized database management systems, query lan-
MACS428. APPLIED PROBABILITY (II) Basic probabil-
guages, and data storage facilities. General organization of
ity. Probabilistic modeling. Discrete and continuous
files including lists, inverted lists and trees. System security
probability models and their application to engineering and
and system recovery, and system definition. Interfacing host
scientific problems. Empirical distributions, probability
language to database systems. Prerequisite: MACS262.
plotting, and testing of distributional assumptions. Prerequi-
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
site: MACS213 or MACS223. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester
hours.
MACS404. ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE (I) General
investigation of the Artificial Intelligence field. Approxi-
mately the first third of the course is devoted to developing
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MACS434. INTRODUCTION TO PROBABILITY (I) An
MACS454. COMPLEX ANALYSIS (I) The complex plane.
introduction to the theory of probability essential to applied
Analytic functions, harmonic functions. Mapping by
problems in probability and statistics encountered in the
elementary functions. Complex integration, power series,
physical and social sciences, as well as engineering. Topics
calculus of residues. Conformal mapping. Prerequisite:
covered include combinatorics, axioms of probability,
MACS315. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
conditional probability and independence, discrete and
MACS455. PARTIAL DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS (II)
continuous probability density functions, expectation,
Review of partial differentiation. Linear partial differential
jointly distributed random variables, Central Limit Theorem,
equations of the first and second order emphasizing the heat
laws of large numbers. Prerequisite: MACS 323.
equation, wave equation, and potential equation. Methods
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
including separation of variables with Fourier series, Sturm-
MACS435. INTRODUCTION TO MATHEMATICAL
Liouville techniques, and procedures to analyze forcing
STATISTICS (II) An introduction to statistical theory
functions. Prerequisite: MACS315. 3 hours lecture;
essential to applied problems in probability and statistics
3 semester hours.
encountered in the fields of pure and applied science, as
MACS461. SENIOR SEMINAR I (WI) Students present
well as engineering. Topics covered include sampling
topics using undergraduate mathematical and computing
distributions, methods of point estimation, methods of
sciences techniques, emphasizing critical analysis of
interval estimation, significance testing for population
assumptions and models. Prerequisite: Consent of Depart-
means and variances and goodness of fit, linear regression,
ment Head. 1 hour seminar; 1 semester hour.
analysis of variance. Prerequisite: MACS434.
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
MACS462. SENIOR SEMINAR II (II) (WI) 1 hour
seminar; 1 semester hour.
MACS440. PARALLEL COMPUTING FOR SCIENTISTS
AND ENGINEERS (I) This course is designed to introduce
MACS491. UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH (I)
the field of parallel computing to all scientists and engi-
Individual investigation under the direction of a department
neers. The students have access to state of the art
faculty member. Written report required for credit. Prerequi-
supercomputers, and are taught how to solve scientific
site: Consent of Department Head. 1 to 3 semester hours, no
problems on these machines. They are introduced to various
more than 6 in a degree program.
software and hardware issues related to high performance
MACS492. UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH (II)
computing. Prerequisite: Programming experience in C++.
Individual investigation under the direction of a department
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
faculty member. Written report required for credit. Prerequi-
MACS441. COMPUTER GRAPHICS (I,II) Data structures
site: Consent of Department Head. 1 to 3 semester hours, no
suitable for the representation of structures, maps, three-
more than 6 in a degree program.
dimensional plots. Algorithms required for windowing,
MACS498. SPECIAL TOPICS (I,II,S) Selected topics
color plots, hidden surface and line, perspective drawings.
chosen from special interests of instructor and students.
Survey of graphics software and hardware systems.
Prerequisite: Consent of Department Head. 1 to 3 semester
Prerequisite: MACS262 and 332. 3 hours lecture;
hours.
3 semester hours.
MACS499. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I,II) Individual
MACS442. OPERATING SYSTEMS (I,II) Covers the basic
research or special problem projects supervised by a faculty
concepts and functionality of batch, timesharing and single-
member; also, when a student and instructor agree on a
user operating system components, file systems, processes,
subject matter, content and credit hours. Prerequisite:
protection and scheduling. Representative operating systems
Independent Study form must be completed and submitted
are studied in detail. Actual operating system components
to the Registrar. Variable Credit: 1 to 6 semester hours.
are programmed on a representative processor. This course
provides insight into the internal structure of operating
systems; emphasis is on concepts and techniques which are
valid for all computers. Prerequisite: MACS262,
MACS341. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
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welding materials and processes selection, weld defects,
weld design, forms of corrosion protection, stainless steel,
Freshman Year
mechanical forming, aluminum and copper alloy systems,
MTGN198. SPECIAL TOPICS IN METALLURGICAL
and metal failure identification. This course is designed for
AND MATERIALS ENGINEERING (I, II) Pilot course or
students from outside the Metallurgical and Materials
special topics course. Topics chosen from special interests
Engineering Department. Prerequisite: Consent of instruc-
of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is offered
tor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
only once. Prerequisite: Instructor consent. 1 to 3 semester
hours.
MTGN302. FOUNDRY METALLURGY LABORATORY
(II) Experiments in the foundry designed to supplement the
MTGN199. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Independent
lectures of MTGN300. Co-requisite: MTGN300. 3 hours
work leading to a comprehensive report. This work may take
lab; 1 semester hour.
the form of conferences, library, and laboratory work.
Choice of problem is arranged between student and a
MTGN311. STRUCTURE OF MATERIALS (I) (WI)
specific Department faculty-member. Prerequisite: Selection
Principles of crystallography and crystal chemistry.
of topic with consent of faculty supervisor; “Independent
Characterization of crystalline materials using X-ray
Study Form” must be completed and submitted to Registrar.
diffraction techniques. Applications to include compound
1 to 3 semester hours.
identification, lattice parameter measurement, orientation of
single crystals, and crystal structure determination. Labora-
Sophomore Year
tory experiments to supplement the lectures. Prerequisites:
MTGN272. MATERIALS ENGINEERING (S) Field
PHGN200/210 and MTGN272 or MTGN212. 3 hours
session. Relationship of atomic structure and bonding to
lecture, 3 hours lab;4 semester hours.
mechanical, thermal, electrical and magnetic properties of
organic, ceramic, polycrystalline rock and metallic materi-
MTGN331. PARTICULATE MATERIALS PROCESSING
als. Materials selection and applications to a variety of
(I) Characterization and production of particles. Physical
engineering problems. Some laboratory work and industry
and interfacial phenomena involved in particulate processes.
visits will be included. Prerequisites: DCGN209 and
Process engineering. Applications to ores and powdered
PHGN200/210. 3 weeks; 3 semester hours.
materials - size reduction and aggregation, concentration,
liquid/solid separation. Prerequisite: DCGN209. 3 hours
MTGN298. SPECIAL TOPICS IN METALLURGICAL
lecture; 3 semester hours.
AND MATERIALS ENGINEERING (I, II) Pilot course or
special topics course. Topics chosen from special interests
MTGN334. CHEMICAL PROCESSING OF MATERIALS
of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is offered
(II) Development and application of fundamental principles
only once. Prerequisite: Instructor consent. 1 to 3 semester
related to the processing of metals and materials by
hours.
thermochemical and aqueous and fused salt electrochemical/
chemical routes. The course material will be presented
MTGN299. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Independent
within the framework of a formalism which will examine the
work leading to a comprehensive report. This work may take
necessary physical chemistry, thermodynamics, reaction
the form of conferences, library, and laboratory work.
mechanisms, and kinetics inherent to a wide selection of
Choice of problem is arranged between student and a
chemical-processing systems. Since the formalizism is
specific Department faculty-member. Prerequisite: Selection
general the course will develop the knowledge required for
of topic with consent of faculty supervisor; “Independent
its application to other systems not specifically covered in
Study Form” must be completed and submitted to Registrar.
the course. Prerequisite: MTGN351. 3 hours lecture;
1 to 3 semester hours.
3 semester hours.
Junior Year
MTGN340. COOPERATIVE EDUCATION (I,II,S)
MTGN300. FOUNDRY METALLURGY (II) Design and
Supervised, full-time, engineering-related employment for a
metallurgical aspects of casting, patterns, molding materials
continuous six-month period (or its equivalent) in which
and processes, solidification processes, risering and gating
specific educational objectives are achieved. Prerequisite:
concepts, casting defects and inspection, melting practice,
Second-semester sophomore status and a cumulative grade-
cast alloy selection. Prerequisite: PHGN200/210. Co-
point average of at least 2.00. 1 to 3 semester hours.
requisite: MTGN302 or consent of instructor. 2 hours
Cooperative Education credit does not count toward
lecture; 2 semester hours.
graduation except under special conditions.
MTGN301. MATERIALS ENGINEERING DESIGN AND
MTGN348. MICROSTRUCTURAL DEVELOPMENT (II)
MAINTENANCE (I) Introduction of the necessary
(WI) An introduction to the relationships between micro-
metallurgical concepts for effective mine maintenance.
structure and properties of materials, with emphasis on
Topics to include steel selection, heat treatment, mechanical
metals. Fundamentals of imperfections in crystalline
properties, casting design and alloys, casting defects,
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materials, phase equilibria, recrystallization and grain
MTGN398. SPECIAL TOPICS IN METALLURGICAL
growth, strengthening mechanisms, and phase transforma-
AND MATERIALS ENGINEERING (I, II) Pilot course or
tions. Laboratory sessions devoted to experiments illustrat-
special topics course. Topics chosen from special interests
ing the fundamentals presented in the lectures. Prerequisites:
of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is offered
MTGN311 and MTGN351. 3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab;
only once. Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor. 1 to 3
4 semester hours.
semester hours.
MTGN351. METALLURGICAL AND MATERIALS
MTGN399. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Independent
THERMODYNAMICS (I) Applications of thermodynamics
work leading to a comprehensive report. This work may take
in extractive and physical metallurgy and materials science.
the form of conferences, library, and laboratory work.
Thermodynamics of solutions including solution models,
Choice of problem is arranged between student and a
calculation of activities from phase diagrams, and measure-
specific Department faculty-member. Prerequisite: Selection
ments of thermodynamic properties of alloys and slags.
of topic with consent of faculty supervisor; “Independent
Reaction equilibria with examples in alloy systems and
Study Form” must be completed and submitted to Registrar.
slags. Predictions of phase stabilities. Thermodynamic
1 to 3 semeter hours.
principles of phase diagrams in material systems, defect
Senior Year
equilibrium and interactions. Prerequisite: DCGN209.
4 hours lecture; 4 semester hours.
MTGN403. SENIOR THESIS (I,II) Two semester indi-
vidual research under the direction of members of the
MTGN352. METALLURGICAL AND MATERIALS
Metallurgical and Materials Engineering staff. Work may
KINETICS (II) Introduction to reaction kinetics: chemical
include library and laboratory research on topics of
kinetics, atomic and molecular diffusion, surface thermody-
relevance. Oral presentation will be given at the end of the
namics and kinetics of interfaces and nucleation-and-
second semester and written thesis submitted to the
growth. Applications to materials processing and perfor-
committee for evaluation. Prerequisites: Senior standing in
mance aspects associated with gas/solid reactions, precipita-
the Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
tion and dissolution behavior, oxidation and corrosion,
and consent of the Head of Department. 6 semester hours
purification of semiconductors, carburizing of steel,
(3 hours per semester).
formation of p-n junctions and other important materials
systems. Prerequisite: MTGN351. 3 hours lecture;
MTGN412/MLGN512. CERAMIC ENGINEERING (II)
3 semester hours.
Application of engineering principles to nonmetallic and
ceramic materials. Processing of raw materials and produc-
MTGN381. INTRODUCTION TO PHASE EQUILIBRIA
tion of ceramic bodies, glazes, glasses, enamels, and
IN MATERIALS SYSTEMS (I) Review of the concepts of
cermets. Firing processes and reactions in glass bonded as
chemical equilibrium and derivation of the Gibbs Phase
well as mechanically bonded systems. Prerequisite:
Rule. Application of the Gibbs Phase Rule to interpreting
MTGN348. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
one, two and three component Phase Equilibrium Diagrams.
Application to alloy and ceramic materials systems.
MTGN414/MLGN544. PROCESSING OF CERAMICS (II)
Emphasis on the evolution of phases and their amounts and
Principles of ceramic processing and the relationship
the resulting microstructural development. Prerequisite/Co-
between processing and microstructure. Raw materials and
requisite: MTGN351. 2hours lecture; 2 semester hours.
raw materials preparation, forming and fabrication, thermal
processing, and finishing of ceramic materials will be
MTGN390/EGGN390. MATERIALS AND MANUFAC-
covered. Principles will be illustrated by case studies on
TURING PROCESSES (I,II,S) This course focuses on
specific ceramic materials. A project to design a ceramic
available engineering materials and the manufacturing
fabrication process is required. Field trips to local ceramic
processes used in their conversion into a product or
manufacturing operations are included. Prerequisites:
structure as critical considerations in design. Properties,
MTGN 311, MTGN 331, and MTGN 412/MLGN 512 or
characteristics, typical selection criteria, and applications are
consent of the instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
reviewed for ferrous and nonferrous metals, plastics and
composites. The nature, features, and economics of basic
MTGN415/MLGN515. ELECTRICAL PROPERTIES AND
shaping operations are addressed with regard to their
APPLICATIONS OF MATERIALS (II) Survey of the
limitations and applications and the types of processing
electrical properties of materials, and the applications of
equipment available. Related technology such as measure-
materials as electrical circuit components. The effects of
ment and inspection procedures, numerical control systems
chemistry, processing and microstructure on the electrical
and automated operations are introduced throughout the
properties. Functions, performance requirements and testing
course. Prerequisite: EGGN320 and MTGN212. 3 hours
methods of materials for each type of circuit component.
lecture; 3 semester hours.
General topics covered are conductors, resistors, insulators,
capacitors, energy convertors, magnetic materials and
integrated circuits. Prerequisites: PHGN200, MTGN311 or
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MLGN501, MTGN4l2/MLGN512, or consent of instructor.
MTGN432. PYROMETALLURGY (II) Extraction and
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
refining of metals including emerging practices. Modifica-
tions driven by environmental regulations and by energy
MTGN416/MLGN516. PROPERTIES OF CERAMICS (II)
minimization. Analysis and design of processes and the
Survey of the properties of ceramic materials and how these
impact of economic considerations. Prerequisite:
properties are determined by the chemical structure
MTGN334. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
(composition), crystal structure, and the microstructure of
crystalline ceramics and glasses. Thermal, optical, and
MTGN433. HYDRO- AND ELECTRO-METALLURGY
mechanical properties of single-phase and multiphase
LABORATORY (I) Experiments designed to supplement
ceramics, including composites, are covered. Prerequisites:
the lectures in MTGN431. Co-requisite: MTGN431 or
PHGN200, MTGN311 or MLGN501, MTGN4l2 or consent
consent of instructor. 3 hours lab; 1 semester hours.
of instructor. 3 hours lecture, 3 semester hours.
MTGN434. DESIGN AND ECONOMICS OF METAL-
MTGN417. REFRACTORY MATERIALS (I) Refractory
LURGICAL PLANTS (II) Design of metallurgical process-
materials in metallurgical construction. Oxide phase
ing systems. Methods for estimating process costs and
diagrams to explain the behavior of metallurgical slags in
profitability. Performance, selection, and design of process
contact with materials of construction. Prerequisite: Consent
equipment. Integration of process units into a working plant
of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
and its economics, construction, and operation. Market
research and surveys. Prerequisites: DCGN209, MTGN351
MTGN419/MLGN519. NON-CRYSTALLINE
or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
MATERIALS(II) An introduction to the principles of glass
science-and-engineering and non-crystalline materials in
MTGN436. CONTROL AND INSTRUMENTATION OF
general. Glass formation, structure, crystallization and
METALLURGICAL PROCESSES (II) Analysis of
properties will be covered, along with a survey of commer-
processes for metal extraction and refining using classical
cial glass compositions, manufacturing processes and
and direct-search optimization methods and classical
applications. Prerequisites: MTGN311 or MLGN501,
process control with the aid of chemical functions and
MLGN512/MTGN412, or consent of instructor. 3 hours
thermodynamic transfer operations. Examples from
lecture; 3 semester hours.
processes in physicochemical and physical metallurgy.
Prerequisite: MTGN334 or consent of instructor. Co-
MTGN422. PROCESS ANALYSIS AND DEVELOP-
requisite: MTGN438 or consent of instructor.
MENT (II) Aspects of process development, plant design
2 hours lecture; 2 semester hours.
and management. Prerequisite: MTGN331. Co-requisite:
MTGN424 or consent of instructor. 2 hours lecture;
MTGN438. CONTROL AND INSTRUMENTATION OF
2 semester hours.
METALLURGICAL PROCESSES LABORATORY (II)
Experiments designed to supplement the lectures in
MTGN424. PROCESS ANALYSIS AND DEVELOP-
MTGN436. Prerequisite: MTGN436 or consent of instruc-
MENT LABORATORY (II) Projects to accompany the
tor. 3 hours lab; 1 semester hour.
lectures in MTGN422. Prerequisite: MTGN422 or consent
of instructor. 3 hours lab; 1 semester hour.
MTGN442. ALLOYING AND PHASE STABILITY (II)
Phase equilibrium of solid solutions, primary and intermedi-
MTGN430. PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY OF IRON AND
ate phases, binary and ternary phase equilibrium diagrams,
STEELMAKING (I) Physical chemistry principles of blast
multi-component systems. Phase transformations in ferrous
furnace and direct reduction production of iron and refining
alloys, hardenability, heat treatment, surface modification,
of iron to steel. Discussion of raw materials, productivity,
alloying of steel, precipitation alloys and alloy design for
impurity removal, deoxidation, alloy additions, and ladle
cast irons, stainless steels, and tool steels. Prerequisite:
metallurgy. Prerequisite: MTGN334. 3 hours lecture;
MTGN348 or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture;
3 semester hours.
3 semester hours.
MTGN431. HYDRO- AND ELECTRO-METALLURGY (I)
MTGN445/MLGN505*. MECHANICAL PROPERTIES
Physical and chemical principles involved in the extraction
OF MATERIALS (I) (WI) Mechanical properties and
and refining of metals by hydro- and electrometallurgical
relationships. Plastic deformation of crystalline materials.
techniques. Discussion of unit processes in hyrdometallurgy,
Relationships of microstructures to mechanical strength.
electrowinning, and electrorefining. Analysis of integrated
Fracture, creep, and fatigue. Laboratory sessions devoted to
flowsheets for the recovery of nonferrous metals. Prerequi-
advanced mechanical-testing techniques to illustrate the
sites: MTGN334, MTGN351 and MTGN352. Co-requisite:
application of the fundamentals presented in the lectures.
MTGN461, MTGN433 or consent of instructor. 2 hours
Prerequisite: MTGN348. 3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 4/3*
lecture; 2 semester hours.
semester hours. *This is a 3 hour-credit graduate-course in
the Materials Science Program (ML) and a 4 hour-credit
undergraduate-course in the MTGN program.
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MTGN450/MLGN550. STATISTICAL PROCESS
MTGN456. Co-requisite: MTGN456. 3 hours lab;
CONTROL AND DESIGN OF EXPERIMENTS(I) An
1 semester hour.
introduction to statistical process control, process capability
MTGN461.TRANSPORT PHENOMENA AND REACTOR
analysis and experimental design techniques. Statistical
DESIGN FOR METALLURGICAL-AND-MATERIALS
process control theory and techniques will be developed and
ENGINEERS (I) Introduction to the conserved-quantities:
applied to control charts for variables and attributes
momentum, heat, and mass transfer, and application of
involved in process control and evaluation. Process
chemical kinetics to elementary reactor-design. Examples
capability concepts will be developed and applied for the
from materials processing and process metallurgy. Molecu-
evaluation of manufacturing processes. The theory and
lar transport properties: viscosity, thermal conductivity, and
application of designed experiments will be developed and
mass diffusivity of materials encountered during processing
applied for full factorial experiments, fractional factorial
operations. Uni-directional transport: problem formulation
experiments, screening experiments, multilevel experiments
based on the required balance of the conserved- quantity
and mixture experiments. Analysis of designed experiments
applied to a control-volume. Prediction of velocity,
will be carried out by graphical and statistical techniques.
temperature and concentration profiles. Equations of
Computer software will be utilized for statistical process
change: continuity, motion, and energy. Transport with two
control and for the design and analysis of experiments.
independent variables (unsteady-state behavior). Interphase
Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor. 3 hours lecture,
transport: dimensionless correlations friction factor, heat,
3 semester hours
and mass transfer coefficients. Elementary concepts of
MTGN451. CORROSION ENGINEERING (II) Principles
radiation heat-transfer. Flow behavior in packed beds.
of electrochemistry. Corrosion mechanisms. Methods of
Design equations for: Continuous- Flow/Batch Reactors
corrosion protection including cathodic and anodic
with Uniform Dispersion and Plug Flow Reactors. Digital
protection and coatings. Examples, from various industries,
computer methods for the design of metallurgical systems.
of corrosion problems and solutions. Prerequisite:
Laboratory sessions devoted to: Tutorials/Demonstrations to
DCGN209. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours
facilitate the understanding of concepts related to selected
MTGN452. CERAMIC AND METAL MATRIX COMPOS-
topics; and, Projects with the primary focus on the operating
ITES Introduction to the synthesis, processing, structure,
principles and use of modern electronic-instrumentation for
properties and performance of ceramic and metal matrix
measurements on lab-scale systems in conjunction with
composites. Survey of various types of composites, and
correlation and prediction strategies for analysis of results.
correlation between processing, structural architecture and
Prerequisites: MACS315, MTGN351 and MTGN352.
properties. Prerequisites: MTGN311, MTGN331,
2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
MTGN348, MTGN351. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours
MTGN463. POLYMER ENGINEERING (I) Introduction to
MTGN453. PRINCIPLES OF INTEGRATED CIRCUIT
the structure and properties of polymeric materials, their
PROCESSING (I) An introduction to the electrical
deformation and failure mechanisms, and the design and
conductivity of semiconductor materials; qualitative
fabrication of polymeric end items. Molecular and crystallo-
discussion of active semiconductor devices; discussion of
graphic structures of polymers will be developed and related
the steps in integrated circuit fabrication; detailed investiga-
to the elastic, viscoelastic, yield and fracture properties of
tion of the materials science and engineering principles
polymeric solids and reinforced polymer composites.
involved in the various steps of VLSI device fabrication; a
Emphasis on forming and joining techniques for end-item
presentation of device packaging techniques and the
fabrication including: extrusion, injection molding, reaction
processes and principles involved. Prerequisite: Consent of
injection molding, thermoforming, and blow molding. The
instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
design of end-items in relation to: materials selection,
manufacturing engineering, properties, and applications.
MTGN456. ELECTRON MICROSCOPY (II) Introduction
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture;
to electron optics and the design and application of
3 semester hours.
transmission and scanning electron microscopes. Interpreta-
tion of images produced by various contrast mechanisms.
MTGN464. FORGING AND FORMING (II) Introduction
Electron diffraction analysis and the indexing of electron
to plasticity. Survey and analysis of working operations of
diffraction patterns. Laboratory exercises to illustrate
forging, extrusion, rolling, wire drawing and sheet-metal
specimen preparation techniques, microscope operation, and
forming. Metallurgical structure evolution during working.
the interpretation of images produced from a variety of
Prerequisites: EGGN320 and MTGN348 or EGGN390.
specimens. Prerequisite: MTGN311 or consent of instructor.
2 hours lecture; 3 hours lab, 3 semester hours
Co-requisite: MTGN458. 2 hours lecture; 2 semester hours.
MTGN466. MATERIALS DESIGN: SYNTHESIS,
MTGN458. ELECTRON MICROSCOPY LABORATORY
CHARACTERIZATION AND SELECTION (II) (WI) The
(II) Experiments designed to supplement the lectures in
application of fundamental materials engineering principles
to the design of systems for extraction and synthesis, and to
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the selection of materials. Systems covered may range form
Military Science (AROTC)
those used for metallurgical processing to those used for
Freshman Year
processing of emerging materials. Microstructural design,
*Indicates courses that may be used to satisfy PAGN
characterization and properties evaluation will link the
semester requirements.
synthesis to applications. Selection criteria may include
*MSGN103. ADVENTURES IN LEADERSHIP I (I)
specific requirements such as corrosion resistance, wear and
Development of individual skills necessary to become an
abrasion resistance, high temperature service, cryogenic
effective small group leader. Training is challenging and
service, vacuum systems, automotive systems, electronic
encompasses a wide variety of skills. A major emphasis is
and optical systems, high strength/weight rations, recycling,
placed on map reading and land navigation principals,
economics and safety issues. Materials investigated may
including use of the lensatic compass, terrain interpretation,
include mature and emerging metallic, ceramic and
intersection, resection, and magnetic declination. Cadets
composite systems used in the manufacturing and fabrica-
also receive training in marksmanship, physical training
tion industries. Design activities will be conducted by teams
(PT), and military drill, and the Army organization. Lab Fee.
of students. Oral and written reports will be required.
1 hour lecture, 2 hours lab, 1 hour PT, and 80 hours field
Prerequisite: MTGN331, MTGN334, and MTGN348.
training; 2 semester hours.
1 hour lecture, 6 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
MTGN475. METALLURGY OF WELDING (I) Introduc-
*MSGN104. ADVENTURES IN LEADERSHIP II (II)
tion to welding processes thermal aspects; metallurgical
Continuation of MSGN103 training with increased
evaluation of resulting microstructures; attendant phase
emphasis on leadership. Training also includes small unit
transformations; selection of filler metals; stresses; stress
tactics, and First Aid training. Lab Fee. 1 hour lecture, 2
relief and annealing; preheating and post heating; distortion
hours lab, 1 hour PT, and 80 hours field training; 2 semester
and defects; welding ferrous and nonferrous alloys; and,
hours.
welding tests. Prerequisite: MTGN348. Co-requisite:
MSGN198. SPECIAL TOPICS IN MILITARY SCIENCE
MTGN477. 2 hours lecture; 2 semester hours.
(I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen
MTGN477. METALLURGY OF WELDING LABORA-
from special interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually
TORY (I) Experiments designed to supplement the lectures
the course is offered only once. Prerequisite: Instructor
in MTGN475. Prerequisite: MTGN475. 3 hours lab;
consent. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
1 semester hour.
MSGN199. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Individual
MTGN498. SPECIAL TOPICS IN METALLURGICAL
research or special problem projects supervised by a faculty
AND MATERIALS ENGINEERING (I, II) Pilot course or
member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a
special topics course. Topics chosen from special interests
subject matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite:
of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is offered
“Independent Study” form must be completed and submitted
only once. Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor. 1 to 3
to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
semester hours.
Sophomore Year
MTGN499. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Independent
*MSGN203. ADVENTURES IN LEADERSHIP III (I)
advanced-work leading to a comprehensive report. This
Continues the development of those individual skills taught
work may take the form of conferences, library, and
in MSGN103 and 104. Increased emphasis on the role of the
laboratory work. Choice of problem is arranged between
Leader/Trainer. Cadets receive training in First Aid. As with
student and a specific Department faculty-member.
MSGN103, the majority of the training is in the field. Lab
Prerequisite: Selection of topic with consent of faculty
Fee. 1 hour lecture, 2 hours lab and 80 hours field training;
supervisor; “Independent Study Form” must be completed
2 semester hours.
and submitted to Registrar. 1 to 3 semester hours.
*MSGN204. ADVENTURES IN LEADERSHIP IV (II) In
this course emphasis is on development of leadership skills
necessary in a small group environment. Students are
trained in the mechanics of small unit tactics, the required to
perform in various leadership positions. Cadets take an
increased role in the planning and execution of cadet
activities. Lab Fee. 1 hour lecture, 2 hours lab, 1 hour PT,
and 80 hours field training; 2 semester hours.
MSGN298. SPECIAL TOPICS IN MILITARY SCIENCE
(I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen
from special interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually
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the course is offered only once. Prerequisite: Instructor
MSGN399. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Individual
consent. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
research or special problem projects supervised by a faculty
Junior Year
member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a
subject matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite:
MSGN301. APPLIED PRINCIPLES OF LEADERSHIP
“Independent Study” form must be completed and submitted
AND COMMAND I (I) An introduction to the organization
to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
of the U.S. Army in the field. Application of leadership
principles in the command environment emphasizing
Senior Year
motivation, performance counseling, group development,
MSGN401. ETHICS, PROFESSIONALISM, AND
ethics, and attention to detail. Lab Fee. Prerequisite:
MILITARY JUSTICE (I) An introduction to military ethics
Enrollment in the AROTC Advanced Course or consent of
and professionalism with emphasis on the code of the
department. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
officer. A study of military justice and its application to
MSGN302. APPLIED PRINCIPLES OF LEADERSHIP
military life. Orientation to Army administrative, training,
AND COMMAND II (II) The theory and practice of small
and logistics systems. Pre-commissioning orientation.
unit tactical operations to include small unit tactics, military
Prerequisite: Enrollment in the AROTC Advanced Course
problems analysis, communications techniques, and troop
or consent of department. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
leading procedures. Prerequisite: Enrollment in the AROTC
MSGN402. THE AMERICAN MILITARY EXPERIENCE
Advanced Course or consent of department. Lab Fee. 3
(II) A study of the history of the United States military in
hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
order to better understand the role played by the armed
MSGN303. LEADERSHIP LABORATORY (I) Develop-
forces in American society today through a study of the
ment of military leadership techniques to include prepara-
origins and development of military policy, organization and
tion of operation plans, presentation of instruction, and
technology; relating these to political, social and economic
supervision of underclass military cadets. Instruction in
development during this period.
military drill, ceremonies, and customs and courtesies of the
MSGN403. LEADERSHIP LABORATORY (I) Continued
Army. Must be taken in conjunction with MSGN301.
development of leadership techniques by assignment in the
Prerequisite: Enrollment in the AROTC Advanced Course
command and staff positions in the Cadet Battalion. Cadets
or consent of department. Lab Fee. 2 hours lab, 1 hour PT,
are expected to plan and execute much of the training
80 hours field training; .5 semester hour.
associated with the day-to-day operations within the cadet
MSGN304. LEADERSHIP LABORATORY (II) Continued
battalion. Utilizing the troop leading and management
development of military leadership techniques with the
principles learned in previous classes, cadets analyze the
major emphasis on leading an Infantry Squad. Training is
problems which the battalion faces, develop strategies, brief
“hands-on”. Practical exercises are used to increase
recommendations, and execute the approved plan. Lab Fee.
understanding of the principles of leadership learned in
Prerequisite: Enrollment in the AROTC Advanced Course
MSGN302. Must be taken in conjunction with MSGN302.
or consent of department. 2 hours lab, 1 hour PT, and 80
Prerequisite: Enrollment in the ROTC Advanced Course or
hours field training; .5 semester hour.
consent of department. Lab Fee. 2 hours lab, 1 hour PT, 80
MSGN404. LEADERSHIP LABORATORY (II) Continued
hours field training; .5 semester hour.
leadership development by serving in the command and staff
ADVANCED CAMP (Fort Lewis, WA) A six (6) week
positions in the Cadet Battalion. Cadets take a large role in
Advanced Camp is required for completion of the AROTC
determining the goals and direction of the cadet organiza-
program. The camp should be attended between the junior
tion, under supervision of the cadre. Cadets are required to
and senior year. The emphasis at Advanced Camp is placed
plan and organize cadet outings and much of the training of
on the development of individual leadership initiative and
underclassmen. Lab Fee. Prerequisite: Enrollment in the
self-confidence. Students are rated on their performance in
AROTC Advanced Course or consent of department. Lab
various positions of leadership during the camp period. The
Fee. 2 hours lab, 1 hour PT, and 80 hours field training; .5
U.S. Army reimburses students for travel to and from
semester hour.
Advanced Camp. In addition, students receive approxi-
MSGN497. SPECIAL STUDIES IN LEADERSHIP AND
mately $600.00 pay while attending camp. Prerequisite:
SMALL GROUP DYNAMICS I (I) The course is specifi-
Enrollment in the AROTC Advanced Course and successful
cally geared to the unique leadership challenges faced by
completion of MSGN301 through 304.
individuals involved in CSM student government and other
MSGN398. SPECIAL TOPICS IN MILITARY SCIENCE
campus leadership positions. Instruction emphasis is on
(I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen
forces and dynamics which shape and define leader/
from special interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually
manager’s job in the campus environment. Prerequisite:
the course is offered only once. Prerequisite: Instructor
Currently appointed or elected leader of a recognized
consent. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
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student organization or consent of the department head.
the use of operational examples and historical Air Force
1 hour lecture and 5 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
leaders and will continue to develop their communication
skills. Leadership Laboratory is mandatory for AFROTC
MSGN498. SPECIAL TOPICS IN MILITARY SCIENCE
cadets and complements this course by providing cadets
(I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen
with followership experiences. 1 hour lecture, 1.5 hours
from special interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually
lab; 1.5 semester hours.
the course is offered only once. Prerequisite: Instructor
consent. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
AFAS104. DEVELOPMENT OF AIR POWER II A
continuation of DEVELOPMENT OF AIR POWER I. One
MSGN499. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Individual
1-hour lecture and one 1.5 hour lab per week; 1.5 semester
research or special problem projects supervised by a faculty
hours.
member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a
subject matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite:
AFAS105. AIR FORCE MANAGEMENT AND LEADER-
“Independent Study” form must be completed and submitted
SHIP I Two 1.5 hour seminars and one 1.5 hour lab per
to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
week. This course is a study of leadership, management
fundamentals, professional knowledge, Air Force personnel
(AFROTC)
and evaluation systems, leadership ethics, and communica-
AFAS100. AFROTC P/T .5 hours
tion skills required of an Air Force junior officer. Case
AFAS101. THE AIR FORCE TODAY I This course deals
studies are used to examine Air Force leadership and
with the US Air Force in the contemporary world through a
management situations as a means of demonstrating and
study of the total force structure, strategic offensive and
exercising practical application of the concepts being
defensive forces, general purpose forces, aerospacer support
studied. A mandatory Leadership Laboratory complements
forces, and the development of communicative skills. 1 hour
this course by providing advanced leadership experiences in
lecture, 1.5 hours lab; 1.5 semester hour.
officer-type activities, giving students the opportunity to
apply leadership and management principles of this course.
AFAS102. THE AIR FORCE TODAY II A continuation of
3 hours lecture, 1.5 hours lab; 3.5 semester hours.
The Air Force Today I. 1 hour lecture, 1.5 hours lab; 1.5
semester hour.
AFAS106. AIR FORCE MANAGEMENT AND LEADER-
SHIP II A continuation of AIR FORCE MANAGEMENT
AFAS103. DEVELOPMENT OF AIR POWER I One 1-
AND LEADERSHIP I. Two 1.5 hour seminars and 1.5 hour
hour lecture and one 1.5 hour lab per week. This course is
lab per week. 3 hours lecture, 1.5 hours lab; 3.5 semester
designed to examine general aspects of air and space power
hours.
through a historical perspective. Utilizing this perspective,
the course covers a time period from the first balloons and
AFAS107. NATIONAL SECURITY FORCES IN CON-
dirigibles to the space-age global positioning systems of the
TEMPORARY AMERICAN SOCIETY I. Two 1.5 hour
Persian Gulf War. Historical examples are provided to
seminars and one 1.5 hour lab per week. This course
extrapolate the development of Air Force capabilities
examines the national security process, regional studies,
(competencies), and missions (functions) to demonstrate the
advanced leadership ethics, and Air Force doctrine. Special
evolution of what has become today’s USAF air and space
topics of interest focus on the military as a profession,
power. Furthermore, the course examines several fundamen-
officership, military justice, civilian control of the military,
tal truths associated with war in the third dimension: e.g.,
preparation for active duty, and current issues affecting
Principles of War and Tenets of Air and Space Power. As a
military professionalism. Within this structure, continued
whole, this course provides the students with a knowledge
emphasis is given to refining communication skills. A
level understanding for the general element and employment
mandatory Leadership Laboratory complements this course
of air and space power, from an institutional doctrinal and
by providing advanced leadership and management
historical perspective. In addition, the students will continue
principles of this course. 3 hours lecture, 1.5 hours lab; 3.5
to discuss the importance of the Air Force Core Values with
semester hours.
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Mining Engineering
Prerequisite: MNGN210. 1 hour lecture; 1 semester hour.
Freshman Year
Should be taken concurrently with MNGN309.
MNGN198. SPECIAL TOPICS IN MINING ENGINEER-
MNGN309. MINING ENGINEERING LABORATORY (I)
ING (I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics
Training in practical mine labor functions including:
chosen from special interests of instructor(s) and student(s).
operation of jackleg drills, jumbo drills, muckers, and LHD
Usually the course is offered only once. Prerequisite:
machines. Training stresses safe operation of equipment and
Instructor consent. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
safe handling of explosives. Introduction to front-line
MNGN199. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Individual
management techniques. Prerequisite: MNGN210. 2
research or special problem projects supervised by a faculty
semester hours. Should be taken concurrently with
member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a
MNGN308.
subject matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite:
MNGN312. SURFACE MINE DESIGN (I) (WI) Analysis
“Independent Study” form must be completed and submitted
of elements of surface mine operation and design of surface
to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
mining system components with emphasis on minimization
Sophomore Year
of adverse environmental impact and maximization of
efficient use of mineral resources. Ore estimates, unit
MNGN210. INTRODUCTORY MINING (I,II) Survey of
operations, equipment selection, final pit determinations,
mining and mining economics. Topics include mining law,
short- and long-range planning, road layouts, dump
exploration and sampling, reserve estimation, project
planning, and cost estimation. Prerequisite: MNGN210.
evaluation, basic unit operations including drilling, blasting,
2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
loading and hauling, support, shaft sinking and an introduc-
tion to surface and underground mining methods. Prerequi-
MNGN316. COAL MINING METHODS (II) (WI) Devoted
site: None. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
to surface and underground coal mining methods and
design. The surface mining portion emphasizes area mining
MNGN298. SPECIAL TOPICS IN MINING ENGINEER-
methods, including pertinent design-related regulations and
ING (I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics
overburden removal systems. Pit layout and sequencing and
chosen from special interests of instructor(s) and student(s).
overburden equipment selection and cost estimation are
Usually the course is offered only once. Prerequisite:
presented. The underground mining portion emphasizes
Instructor consent. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
general mine layout; detailed layout of continuous,
MNGN300. SUMMER FIELD SESSION (S) Introuction to
conventional, longwall, and shortwall sections; layout of
and use of the department’s computing system, as well as
auxiliary systems such as ventilation and haulage; general
the application of various computer-aided mine design
cost and manning requirements; and production analysis.
software packages incorporated in upper-division mining
Federal and state health and safety regulations are included
courses. Classroom and field instruction in the theory and
in all aspects of mine layout. Prerequisite: MNGN210.
practice of surface and underground mine surveying. First,
2 hours lecture, 2 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
third and fifth weeks of the course are taught in the
MNGN321. INTRODUCTION TO ROCK MECHANICS
department’s computing laboratory on the CSM campus.
Physical properties of rock, and fundamentals of rock
Second and fourth weeks of the course are taught at the
substance and rock mass response to applied loads.
CSM Experimental Mine located in Idaho Springs, CO (20
Principles of elastic analysis and stress-strain relationships.
miles west of Golden). The course begins with the start of
Elementary principles of the theoretical and applied design
the first field session and continues for five weeks. Prerequi-
of underground openings and pit slopes. Emphasis on
site: Completion of Sophomore Year; Duration: First five
practical applied aspects. Prerequisite: DCGN241 or
weeks of summer term.
5 semester hours.
MNGN317. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
MNGN317. STATICS/DYNAMICS (I) For non-Engineer-
MNGN322. INTRODUCTION TO MINERAL PROCESS-
ing Division majors only. Forces, moments, couples,
ING (I) Principles and practice of crushing, grinding, sisze
equilibrium, centroids, moments of inertia and friction.
classification; mineral concentration technologies including
Absolute and relative motions, kinetics, work-energy,
magnetic and electrostatic separation, gravity separation,
impulse-momentum and angular impulse-momentum.
and flotation. Sedimentation, thickening, filtration and
Prerequisite: PHGN100/110 Corequisite: MACS213/223. 4
product drying as well as tailings disposal technologies are
hours lecture; 4 semester hours.
included. The course is open to all CSM students. Prerequi-
Junior Year
site: PHGN200/210, MACS213/223. 3 hours lecture; 3
MNGN308. MINE SAFETY (I) Causes and prevention of
semester hours.
accidents. Mine safety regulations. Mine rescue training.
MNGN323. INTRODUCTORY MINERAL PROCESSING
Safety management and organization.
LABORATORY (I) Experiments and assignments to
accompany MTGN322. Hands-on experience includes
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crushing, grinding, sizing, particle-size-determination,
MNGN406. DESIGN AND SUPPORT OF UNDER-
magnetic separation, gravity concentration, coal analysis,
GROUND EXCAVATIONS Design of underground
flotation and circuit analysis. Prerequisite: MTGN322 or
excavations and support. Analysis of stress and rock mass
concurrent enrollment. 3 hours lab; 1 semester hour.
deformations around excavations using analytical and
MNGN340. COOPERATIVE EDUCATION (I,II,S)
numerical methods. Collections, preparation, and evaluation
Supervised, full-time, engineering-related employment for a
of in situ and laboratory data for excavation design. Use of
continuous six-month period (or its equivalent) in which
rock mass rating systems for site characterization and
specific educational objectives are achieved. Prerequisite:
excavation design. Study of support types and selection of
Second semester sophomore status and a cumulative grade-
support for underground excavations. Use of numerical
point average of at least 2.00. 0 to 3 semester hours.
models for design of shafts, tunnels and large chambers.
Cooperative Education credit does not count toward
Prerequisite: Instructor’s consent. 3 hours lecture; 3
graduation except under special conditions.
semester hours. Offered in odd years.
MNGN398. SPECIAL TOPICS IN MINING ENGINEER-
MNGN407. ROCK FRAGMENTATION (II) Theory and
ING (I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics
application of rock drilling, rock boring, explosives,
chosen from special interests of instructor(s) and student(s).
blasting, and mechanical rock breakage. Design of blasting
Usually the course is offered only once. Prerequisite:
rounds, applications to surface and underground excavation.
Instructor consent. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
Prerequisite: EGGN320 or concurrent enrollment. 3 hours
lecture; 3 semester hours. Offered in odd years.
MNGN399. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Individual
research or special problem projects supervised by a faculty
MNGN414. MINE PLANT DESIGN (I) Analysis of mine
member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a
plant elements with emphasis on design. Materials handling
subject matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite:
systems, dewatering, hoisting, compressed air, and other
“Independent Study” form must be completed and submitted
power systems. Prerequisite: EGGN351 and DCGN381. 2
to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
Senior Year
MNGN421. DESIGN OF UNDERGROUND EXCAVA-
TIONS (II) Design of underground openings in competent
MNGN314. UNDERGROUND MINE DESIGN (I)
and broken ground using rock mechanics principles. Rock
Selection, design, and development of most suitable
bolting design and other ground support methods. Coal,
underground mining methods based upon the physical and
evaporite, metallic and nonmetallic deposits included.
the geological properties of mineral deposits (metallics and
Prerequisite: SYGN101, credit or concurrent enrollment in
nonmetallics), conservation considerations, and associated
EGGN320. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
environmental impacts. Reserve estimates, development and
production planning, engineering drawings for development
MNGN422/522. FLOTATION Science and engineering
and extraction, underground haulage systems, and cost
governing the practice of mineral concentration by flotation.
estimates. Prerequisite: MNGN210. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours
Interfacial phenomena, flotation reagents, mineral-reagent
lab; 3 semester hours.
interactions, and zeta-potential are covered. Flotation circuit
design and evaluation as well as tailings handling are also
MNGN404. TUNNELING (I) Modern tunneling tech-
included. Prerequisite: instructor’s consent.
niques. Emphasis on evaluation of ground conditions,
2 hours lecture; 2 semester hours.
estimation of support requirements, methods of tunnel
driving and boring, design systems and equipment, and
MNGN423. FLOTATION LABORATORY (I) Experiments
safety. Prerequisite: MNGN210, MNGN314.
to accompany the lectures in MNGN422. Corequisite:
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
MNGN421 or consent of instructor. 3 hours lab; 1 semester
hour.
MNGN405. ROCK MECHANICS IN MINING (I) The
course deals with the rock mechanics aspect of design of
MNGN424. MINE VENTILATION (II) Fundamentals of
mine layouts developed in both underground and surface.
mine ventilation, including control of gas, dust, temperature,
Underground mining sections includes design of coal and
and humidity; stressing analysis and design of systems.
hard rock pillars, mine layout design for tabular and massive
Prerequisite: EGGN351, EGGN371 and MNGN314. 2
ore bodies, assessment of caving characteristics of ore
hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
bodies, performance and application of backfill, and
MNGN427. MINE VALUATION (I) Course emphasis is on
phenomenon of rock burst and its alleviation. Surface
the business aspects of mining. Topics include time
mining portion covers rock mass characterization, failure
valuation of money and interest formulas, cash flow,
modes of slopes excavated in rock masses, probabilistic and
investment criteria, tax considerations, risk and sensitivity
deterministic approaches to design of slopes, and remedial
analysis, escalation and inflation and cost of capital.
measures for slope stability problems. Prerequisite:
MNGN321 or equivalent. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
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Calculation procedures are illustrated by case studies.
consent of instructor permitted. 3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab;
Computer programs are used. Prerequisite: Senior in
3 semester hours.
Mining, graduate status or consent of instructor. 2 hours
MNGN438. INTRODUCTION TO GEOSTATISTICS(I)
lecture; 2 semester hours.
Introduction to the application and theory of geostatistics in
MNGN428. MINING ENGINEERING EVALUATION
the mining industry. Review of elementary statistics and
AND DESIGN REPORT I (I) (WI) Preparation of phase I
traditional estimations techniques. Variograms, estimation
engineering report based on coordination of all previous
variance, block variance, kriging, and geostatistical concepts
work. Includes mineral deposit selection, geologic descrip-
are presented. Prerequisite: MACS323 or equivalent. 1 hour
tion, mining method selection, ore reserve determination,
lecture, 3 hours lab; 2 semester hours.
and permit process outline. Emphasis is on detailed mine
MNGN440. EQUIPMENT REPLACEMENT ANALYSIS
design and cost analysis evaluation in preparation for
(I) Introduction to the fundamentals of classical equipment
MNGN429. 3 hours lab; 1 semester hour.
replacement theory. Emphasis on new, practical approaches
MNGN429. MINING ENGINEERING EVALUATION
to equipment replacement decision making. Topics include:
AND DESIGN REPORT II (II) (WI) Preparation of formal
operating and maintenance costs, obsolescence factors,
engineering report based on all course work in the mining
technological changes, salvage, capital investments, minimal
option. Emphasis is on mine design, equipment selection,
average annual costs, optimum economic life, infinite and
production scheduling and evaluation. Prerequisite:
finite planning horizons, replacement cycles, replacement
MNGN427, 428. 3 hours lab; 1 semester hour.
vs. expansion, maximization of returns from equipment
MNGN431. MINING AND METALLURGICAL ENVI-
replacement expenditures. Prerequisite: MNGN427, senior
RONMENT This course covers studies of the interface
or graduate status. 2 hours lecture; 2 semester hours.
between mining and metallurgical process engineering and
MNGN445. OPEN PIT SLOPE DESIGN (II) Introduction
environmental engineering areas. Wastes, effluents and their
to the analysis and design of optimal pit slopes. Topics
point sources in mining and metallurgical processes such as
include: economic aspects of slope angles, rock mass
mineral concentration, value extraction and process
classification and strength determinations, geologic
metallurgy are studied in context. Fundamentals of unit
structural parameters, properties of fracture sets, data
operations and unit processes with those applicable to waste
collection techniques, hydrologic factors, methods of
and effluent control, disposal and materials recycling are
analysis, macrofab analysis, wedge intersections, monitoring
covered. Engineering design and engineering cost compo-
and maintenance of final pit slopes, classification of slides.
nents are also included for some examples chosen. The ratio
Prerequisite: MNGN321, GEOL308 or 309. 2 hours lecture;
of fundamentals applications coverage is about 1:1.
2 semester hours.
Prerequisite: consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3
MNGN446. SLOPE DESIGN LABORATORY (II)
semester hours.
Laboratory and field exercise in slope analysis and design.
MNGN433. MINE SYSTEMS ANALYSIS I (II) Applica-
Collection of data and specimens in the field for laboratory
tion of statistics, systems analysis, and operations research
determination of physical properties for determination of
techniques to mineral industry problems. Laboratory work
slope angle stability. Application of computer software to
using computer techniques to improve efficiency of mining
slope stability determination for hard and soft rock environ-
operations. Prerequisite: MACS323 or equivalent course in
ments. Prerequisite: MNGN321 and credit or concurrent
statistics; senior or graduate status. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours
registration in MNGN445. 3 hours lab; 1 semester hour.
lab; 3 semester hours.
MNGN452/552. SOLUTION MINING AND PROCESS-
MNGN434. PROCESS ANALYSIS Projects to accompany
ING OF ORES (II) Theory and application of advanced
the lectures in MNGN422. Prerequisite: MNGN422 or
methods of extracting and processing of minerals, under-
consent of instructor. 3 hours lab; 1 semester hour.
ground or in situ, to recover solutions and concentrates of
MNGN436. UNDERGROUND COAL MINE DESIGN (II)
value-materials, by minimization of the traditional surface
Design of an underground coal mine based on an actual coal
processing and disposal of tailings to minimize environmen-
reserve. This course shall utilize all previous course material
tal impacts. Prerequisite: Senior or graduate status;
in the actual design of an underground coal mine. Ventila-
instructor’s consent. 3 hours lecture, 3 semester hours.
tion, materials handling, electrical transmission and
Offered in spring.
distribution, fluid mechanics, equipment selection and
MNGN460. INDUSTRIAL MINERALS PRODUCTION II
application, mine plant design. Information from all basic
This course describes the engineering principles and
mining survey courses will be used. Prerequisite:
practices associated with quarry mining operations related to
MNGN316, MNGN321, MNGN414, EGGN329 and
the cement and aggregates industries. The course will cover
MNGN381 or MNGN384. Concurrent enrollment with the
resource definition, quarry planning and design, extraction,
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and processing of material for cement and aggregate
Petroleum Engineering
production. Permitting issues and reclamation, particle
Freshman Year
sizing and environmental practices, will be studied in depth.
PEGN102. INTRODUCTION TO PETROLEUM INDUS-
Prerequisite: MNGN312, MNGN318, MNGN322,
TRY (II) A survey of the elements comprising the petroleum
MNGN323, or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture;
industry- exploration, development, processing, transporta-
3 semester hours. Offered in spring.
tion, distribution, engineering ethics and professionalism.
MNGN482. MINE MANAGEMENT (II) Basic principles
This elective course is recommended for all PE majors,
of successful mine management, supervision, administrative
minors, and other interested students.
policies, industrial and human engineering. Prerequisite:
2 hours lecture; 2 semester hours.
Senior or graduate status or consent of instructor. 2 hours
PEGN198. SPECIAL TOPICS IN PETROLEUM ENGI-
lecture; 2 semester hours. Offered in odd years.
NEERING (I, II) Pilot course or special topics course.
MNGN498. SPECIAL TOPICS IN MINING ENGINEER-
Topics chosen from special interests of instructor(s) and
ING (I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics
student(s). Usually the course is offered only once.
chosen from special interests of instructor(s) and student(s).
Prerequisite: Instructor consent. Variable credit; 1 to 6
Usually the course is offered only once. Prerequisite:
semester hours.
Instructor consent. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
PEGN199. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Individual
MNGN499. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Individual
research or special problem projects supervised by a faculty
research or special problem projects supervised by a faculty
member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a
member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a
subject matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite:
subject matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite:
“Independent Study” form must be completed and submitted
“Independent Study” form must be completed and submitted
to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6 semester hours.
to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
Sophomore Year
PEGN298. SPECIAL TOPICS IN PETROLEUM ENGI-
NEERING (I, II) Pilot course or special topics course.
Topics chosen from special interests of instructor(s) and
student(s). Usually the course is offered only once.
Prerequisite: Instructor consent. Variable credit; 1 to 6
semester hours.
PEGN308. RESERVOIR ROCK PROPERTIES (II) (WI)
Introduction to basic reservoir rock and fluid properties and
their measurements. Topics include fluid flow in porous
media, capillary pressure, compressibility, phase behavior of
multi-component hydrocarbon systems, and pressure-
volume-temperature calculations of reservoir fluids.
Prerequisites: DCGN241. 2 hours lecture, 4.5 hours lab;
3.5 semester hours.
Junior Year
PEGN310. RESERVOIR FLUID PROPERTIES (I)
Properties of fluids encountered in petroleum engineering.
Phase behavior, density, viscosity, interfacial tension,
composition of oil, gas, and brine systems. Interpret lab data
for engineering applications. Flash calculations with k-
values and equations of state. Introduction to reservoir
simulation software. Prerequisites: DCGN209, PEGN308.
2 hours lecture; 4.5 hours lab; 3.5 semester hours.
PEGN311. DRILLING ENGINEERING (I) (WI) Study of
drilling fluid design, rig hydraulics, drilling contracts, rig
selection, rotary system, blowout control, bit selection, drill
string design, directional drilling, and casing seat selection.
Prerequisite: PEGN315, DCGN241, EGGN351.
3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 4 semester hours.
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PEGN315. SUMMER FIELD SESSION I (S) This two-
PEGN399. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Individual
week course taken after the completion of the sophomore
research or special problem projects supervised by a faculty
year is designed to introduce the student to oil and gas field
member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a
and other engineering operations. Engineering design
subject matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite:
problems are integrated throughout the two-week session.
“Independent Study” form must be completed and submitted
On-site visits to various oil field operations in the past
to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6 semester hours.
included the Rocky Mountain region, the Gulf Coast, the
PEGN408/EGES408. INTRODUCTION TO OFFSHORE
West Coast, Alaska, Canada and Europe. Topics covered
TECHNOLOGY (II) Introduction to offshore technology for
include drilling, completions, stimulations, surface facilities,
exploration drilling, production and transportation of
production, artificial lift, reservoir, geology and geophysics.
petroleum in the ocean. Practical analysis methods for
Also included are environmental and safety issues as related
determining environmental forces, structural response, and
to the petroleum industry. Prerequisites: PEGN308.
pipe flow for the design of platforms, risers, subsea
2 semester hours.
completion and pipeline systems, including environment-
PEGN316. SUMMER FIELD SESSION II (S) This two-
hydrodynamic-structure interactions. System design
week course is taken after the completion of the junior year.
parameters. Industrial practice and state-of-the-art technol-
An intensive on-site study of the Rangely Oil Field is
ogy for deep ocean drilling. Prerequisite: MACS315 or
undertaken. Emphasis is placed on the multidisciplinary
consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
nature of reservoir management. Field trips in the area
PEGN411. MECHANICS OF PETROLEUM PRODUC-
provide the opportunity to study eolian, fluvial, lacustrine,
TION (II) Nodal analysis for pipe and formation
near shore, and marine depositional systems. These field
deliverability including single and multiphase flow. Natural
trips provide the setting for understanding the complexity of
flow and design of artificial lift methods including gas lift,
each system in the context of reservoir development and
sucker rod pumps, electrical submersible pumps, and
management. Petroleum systems including the source,
hydraulic pumps. Prerequisite: PEGN308, PEGN310,
maturity, and trapping of hydrocarbons are studied in the
PEGN311, and EGGN351.
context of petroleum exploration and development.
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
Geologic methods incorporating both surface and subsur-
face data are used extensively. Prerequisite: PEGN315,
PEGN419. WELL LOG ANALYSIS AND FORMATION
PEGN361, PEGN411, PEGN419 and GEOL308,
EVALUATION (I) An introduction to well logging methods,
GEOL315. 2 semester hours.
including the relationship between measured properties and
reservoir properties. Analysis of log suites for reservoir size
PEGN340. COOPERATIVE EDUCATION (I,II,S)
and content. Graphical and analytical methods will be
Supervised, full-time, engineering-related employment for a
developed to allow the student to better visualize the
continuous six-month period (or its equivalent) in which
reservoir, its contents, and its potential for production. Use
specific educational objectives are achieved. Prerequisite:
of the computer as a tool to handle data, create graphs and
Second semester sophomore status and a cumulative grade-
log traces, and make computations of reservoir parameters is
point average of at least 2.00. 0 to 3 semester hours.
required. Prerequisite: PEGN308, PEGN310 and GEOL315.
Cooperative Education credit does not count toward
2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
graduation except under special conditions.
Senior Year
PEGN361. COMPLETION ENGINEERING (II) This class
is a continuation into completion operations building upon
PEGN413. GAS MEASUREMENT AND FORMATION
PEGN311, which covered the engineering behind drilling
EVALUATION LAB (I) (WI) This lab investigates the
operations. Topics are casing design, cement planning,
properties of a gas such as vapor pressure, dew point
completion techniques and equipment, tubing design,
pressure, and field methods of measuring gas volumes. The
wellhead selection, and sand control, and perforation
application of well logging and formation evaluation
procedures. Surface facility design for oil and gas systems
concepts are also investigated. Prerequisites: PEGN308,
include separator design, dehydration, and compression.
PEGN310, PEGN419. 6 hours lab; 2 semester hours.
Prerequisite: PEGN311, EGGN320.
PEGN414. WELL TEST ANALYSIS AND DESIGN (II)
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
Solution to the diffusivity equation. Transient well testing:
PEGN398. SPECIAL TOPICS IN PETROLEUM ENGI-
build-up, drawdown, multi-rate test analysis for oil and gas.
NEERING (I, II) Pilot course or special topics course.
Flow tests and well deliverabilities. Type curve analysis.
Topics chosen from special interests of instructor(s) and
Superposition, active and interference tests. Well test design.
student(s). Usually the course is offered only once.
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
Prerequisite: Instructor consent. Variable credit; 1 to 6
semester hours.
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PEGN422. ECONOMICS AND EVALUATION OF OIL
PEGN428. ADVANCED DRILLING ENGINEERING (II)
AND GAS PROJECTS (I) Project economics for oil and gas
Rotary drilling systems with emphasis on design of drilling
projects under conditions of certainty and uncertainty.
programs, directional and horizontal well planning. This
Topics include time value of money concepts, discount rate
elective course is recommended for petroleum engineering
assumptions, measures of project profitability, costs, state
majors interested in drilling. Prerequisite: PEGN311,
and local taxes, federal income taxes, expected value
PEGN361. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
concept, decision trees, gambler’s ruin, and monte carlo
PEGN439/GEGN439/GPGN439. MULTIDISCIPLINARY
simulation techniques. Prerequisite: MACS323.
PETROLEUM DESIGN (II) This is a multidisciplinary
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
design course that integrates fundamentals and design
PEGN423. PETROLEUM RESERVOIR ENGINEERING I
concepts in geology, geophysics, and petroleum engineer-
(I) Data requirements for reservoir engineering studies.
ing. Students work in integrated teams consisting of students
Material balance calculations for normal gas, retrograde gas
from each of the disciplines. Multiple open-ended design
condensate, solution-gas and gas-cap reservoirs with or
problems in oil and gas exploration and field development
without water drive. Primary reservoir performance.
are assigned. Several written and oral presentations are
Forecasting future recoveries by incremental material
made throughout the semester. Project economics including
balance. Prerequisite: PEGN316, PEGN419 and MACS315
risk analysis are an integral part of the course. Prerequisite:
(MACS315 only for non PEGN majors).
PE Majors: GEOL308, PEGN316, PEGN422, PEGN423.
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
Concurrent enrollment in PEGN414 and PEGN424; GE
PEGN424. PETROLEUM RESERVOIR ENGINEERING II
Majors: GEOL308 or GEOL309, GEGN438, GEGN316;
(II) Reservoir engineering aspects of supplemental recovery
GP Majors: GPGN302 and GPGN303.
processes. Introduction to liquid-liquid displacement
2 hours lecture; 3 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
processes (polymer, water, caustic, miscible, and surfactant
PEGN481. PETROLEUM SEMINAR (I) (WI) Written and
flooding). Gas-liquid displacement processes (lean gas, rich
oral presentations by each student on current petroleum
gas, and CO2). Thermal recovery processes (steam and in
topics. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
situ combustion). Introduction to numerical reservoir
2 hours lecture; 2 semester hours.
simulation, history matching and forecasting. Prerequisite:
PEGN498. SPECIAL TOPICS IN PETROLEUM ENGI-
PEGN423. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
NEERING (I, II) Pilot course or special topics course.
PEGN426. WELL COMPLETIONS AND STIMULATION
Topics chosen from special interests of instructor(s) and
(II) Completion parameters; design for well conditions.
student(s). Usually the course is offered only once.
Perforating, sand control, skin damage associated with
Prerequisite: Instructor consent. Variable credit; 1 to 6
completions, and well productivity. Fluid types and
semester hours.
properties; characterizations of compatibilities. Stimulation
PEGN499. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Individual
techniques; acidizing and fracturing. Selection of proppants
research or special problem projects supervised by a faculty
and fluids; types, placement and compatibilities. Estimation
member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a
of rates, volumes and fracture dimensions. Reservoir
subject matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite:
considerations in fracture propagation and design. Prerequi-
“Independent Study” form must be completed and submitted
site: PEGN311, PEGN361, PEGN411 and MACS315.
to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6 semester hours.
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
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Physical Education and Athletics
Intercollegiate Athletics
All students are required to complete PAGN101 and
Instruction and practice in fundamentals and mechanics
PAGN102 before they will be allowed to register in higher
of the selected sport in preparation for collegiate competi-
level activity classes. The only exceptions to this require-
tion. Satisfactory completion of any course fulfills one
ment are students enrolled in intercollegiate athletics and
semester of physical education requirements. Note: All
ROTC. (See Required Physical Education.)
courses shown below, numbered 151 to 182 inclusive are
likewise offered as junior, and senior courses. For freshmen
Freshman Year
and sophomores, they are numbered 151 to 182; juniors and
PAGN101. PHYSICAL EDUCATION (I) (Required) A
seniors, 351 to 382. Odd numbered courses are offered in
general overview of life fitness basics which includes
the fall, even numbered courses in the spring.
exposure to educational units of Nutrition, Stress Manage-
ment, Drug and Alcohol Awareness. Instruction in Fitness
PAGN151. BASEBALL (I)
units provide the student an opportunity for learning and the
PAGN152. BASEBALL (II)
beginning basics for a healthy life style.
PAGN153. BASKETBALL (I) A-men; B-women
PAGN154. BASKETBALL (II) A-men; B-women
PAGN102. PHYSICAL EDUCATION (II) (Required)
PAGN157. CROSS COUNTRY (I)
Sections in physical fitness and team sports, relating to
PAGN159. FOOTBALL (I)
personal health and wellness activities. Prerequisite:
PAGN160. FOOTBALL (II)
PAGN101 or consent of the Department Head.
PAGN161. GOLF (I)
Sophomore, Junior, Senior Years
PAGN162. GOLF (II)
Students may select one of several special activities
PAGN167. SOCCER (I)
listed below. Approved transfer credit may be substituted for
PAGN168. SOCCER (II)
the following classes:
PAGN169. SWIMMING (I)
PAGN170. SWIMMING (II)
PAGN205 through PAGN236. (Students enrolling in these
PAGN171. TENNIS (I)
courses may be required to furnish their own equipment.)
PAGN172. TENNIS (II)
Prerequisite: PAGN101 or PAGN102 or consent of
PAGN173. TRACK (I)
Department Head. 2 hours activity; .5 semester hour.
PAGN174. TRACK (II)
PAGN205A. SELF-DEFENSE
PAGN175. WRESTLING (I)
PAGN205B. TAE KWON DO
PAGN176. WRESTLING (II)
PAGN209. BEGINNING GOLF (I)
PAGN177. VOLLEYBALL (I)
PAGN210. BEGINNING GOLF (II)
PAGN178. VOLLEYBALL (II)
PAGN211. ADVANCED RACQUETBALL (I)
PAGN179. SOFTBALL (I)
PAGN212. ADVANCED RACQUETBALL (II)
PAGN180. SOFTBALL (II)
PAGN215. TENNIS (I)
Prerequisite: Consent of department. 1 semester hour.
PAGN216. TENNIS (II)
PAGN217. CO-ED WEIGHT TRAINING (I)
PAGN218. CO-ED WEIGHT TRAINING (II)
PAGN219. JOGGING (I)
PAGN220. JOGGING (II)
PAGN221. BADMINTON (I)
PAGN235. STEP AEROBICS (I)
PAGN236. STEP AEROBICS (II)
PAGN301A INTERMEDIATE BASKETBALL
PAGN301B INTERMEDIATE VOLLEYBALL
PAGN302B MOUNTAIN RECREATION
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Physics
covered include diodes, transistors (FET and BJT),
PHGN100. PHYSICS I - MECHANICS (I,II,S) A first
operational amplifiers, filters, transducers, and integrated
course in physics covering the basic principles of mechanics
circuits. Emphasis on practical knowledge, including
using vectors and calculus. The course consists of a
prototyping, troubleshooting, and laboratory notebook style.
fundamental treatment of the concepts and applications of
Prerequisite: DCGN381 or concurrent enrollment. 3 hours
kinematics and dynamics of particles and systems of
lab; 1 semester hour.
particles, including Newton’s laws, energy and momentum,
PHGN298. SPECIAL TOPICS (I, II) Pilot course or special
rotation, oscillations, and waves. Prerequisite: MACS111
topics course. Prerequisite: Consent of Department. Credit
and concurrent enrollment in MACS112/122 or consent of
to be determined by instructor, maximum of 6 credit hours.
instructor. 2 hours lecture; 4 hours studio; 4.5 semester
Junior Year
hours.
PHGN300. PHYSICS III–MODERN PHYSICS I (I, II, S)
PHGN110. HONORS PHYSICS I - MECHANICS (I, II) A
The third course in introductory physics for scientists and
course parallel to Physics 100 but in which the subject
engineers including an introduction to the special theory of
matter is treated in greater depth. Registration is restricted to
relativity, wave-particle duality, the Schroedinger equation,
students who are particularly interested in physics and can
electrons in solids, nuclear structure and transmutations.
be expected to show above-average ability. Usually an A or
Prerequisite: PHGN200/210; Concurrent enrollment in
B grade in MACS111/121 is expected. Prerequisite:
MACS315. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
MACS111 and concurrent enrollment in MACS112/122 or
PHGN310. HONORS PHYSICS III–MODERN PHYSICS
consent of instructor. 2 hours lecture; 4 hours studio; 4.5
(II) A course parallel to PHGN300 but in which the subject
semester hours.
matter is treated in greater depth. Registration is strongly
PHGN198. SPECIAL TOPICS (I, II) Pilot course or special
recommended for physics majors or those considering the
topics course. Prerequisite: Consent of Department. Credit
physics option, but is not required. Prerequisite: PHGN200/
to be determined by instructor, maximum of 6 credit hours.
210 and concurrent enrollment in MACS315 or consent of
PHGN199. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Individual
instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
research or special problem projects supervised by a faculty
PHGN315. ADVANCED PHYSICS LAB I (I) (WI)
member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a
Introduction to laboratory measurement techniques as
subject matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite:
applied to modern physics experiments. Experiments from
“Independent Study” form must be completed and submitted
optics and atomic physics. A writing intensive course with
to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
laboratory and computer design projects based on applica-
Sophomore Year
tions of modern physics. Prerequisite: PHGN300/310 or
PHGN200. PHYSICS II-ELECTROMAGNETISM AND
consent of instructor. 3 hours lab; 1 semester hour.
OPTICS (I,II,S) Continuation of PHGN100. Introduction to
PHGN317. SEMICONDUCTOR CIRCUITS- DIGITAL (I)
the fundamental laws and concepts of electricity and
Introduction to digital devices used in modern electronics.
magnetism, electromagnetic devices, electromagnetic
Topics covered include logic gates, flip-flops, timers,
behavior of materials, applications to simple circuits,
counters, multiplexing, analog-to-digital and digital-to-
electromagnetic radiation, and an introduction to optical
analog devices. Emphasis is on practical circuit design and
phenomena. Prerequisite: PHGN100/110, concurrent
assembly. Prerequisite: DCGN381 and PHGN217 or
enrollment in MACS213/223. 3 hours lecture; 1 hours
EGGN250, or consent of instructor.
recitation; 1.5 hours lab; 4.5 semester hours.
2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
PHGN210. HONORS PHYSICS II–ELECTROMAGNE-
PHGN320 MODERN PHYSICS II: BASICS OF QUAN-
TISM AND OPTICS (I, II) A course parallel to PHGN200
TUM MECHANICS (II) Introduction to the Schroedinger
but in which the subject matter is treated in greater depth.
theory of quantum mechanics. Topics include
Registration is restricted to students who show particular
Schroedinger’s equation, quantum theory of measurement,
interest and ability in the subject of physics. Usually an A or
the uncertainty principle, eigenfunctions and energy spectra,
B grade in PHGN110 or an A grade in PHGN100 is
angular momentum, perturbation theory, and the treatment
expected. Prerequisite: PHGN100/110, concurrent enroll-
of identical particles. Example applications taken from
ment in MACS213/223. 3 hours lecture; 1 hour recitation;
atomic, molecular, solid state or nuclear systems. Prerequi-
1.5 hours lab; 4.5 semester hours.
sites: PHGN300 or 310 and MAGN347.
PHGN217 ANALOG ELECTRONICS AND INSTRU-
4 hours lecture; 4 semester hours.
MENTATION LABORATORY (II) Introduction to
PHGN324. INTRODUCTION TO ASTRONOMY AND
methods of electronic measurements, particularly the
ASTROPHYSICS (II) Celestial mechanics; Kepler’s laws
application of oscilloscopes and computer based data
and gravitation; solar system and its contents; electromag-
acquisition. Laboratory experiences in the use of basic
netic radiation and matter; stars: distances, magnitudes,
electronic devices for physical measurements. Topics
spectral classification, structure, and evolution. Variable and
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unusual stars, pulsars and neutron stars, supernovae, black
PHGN398. SPECIAL TOPICS (I, II) Pilot course or special
holes, and models of the origin and evolution of the
topics course. Prerequisites: Consent of department. Credit
universe. Prerequisite: PHGN200/210. 3 hours lecture;
to be determined by instructor, maximum of 6 credit hours.
3 semester hours.
PHGN399. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Individual
PHGN326. ADVANCED PHYSICS LAB II (II) (WI)
research or special problem projects supervised by a faculty
Continuation of PHGN315. A writing intensive course
member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a
which expands laboratory experiments to include nuclear
subject matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite:
and solid state physics. Prerequisite: PHGN315. 3 hours lab;
“Independent Study” form must be completed and submitted
1 semester hour.
to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
PHGN340. COOPERATIVE EDUCATION (I,II,S)
Senior Year
Supervised, full-time, engineering-related employment for a
PHGN402. GREAT PHYSICISTS (II) The lives, times, and
continuous six-month period (or its equivalent) in which
scientific contributions of key, historical physicists are
specific educational objectives are achieved. Prerequisite:
explored in an informal seminar format. Each week a
Second semester sophomore status and a cumulative grade-
member of the faculty will lead discussions about one or
point average of at least 2.00. 1 to 3 semester hours.
more different scientists who have figured significantly in
PHGN341. THERMAL PHYSICS (II) An introduction to
the development of the discipline. Prerequisite: None. 1
statistical physics from the quantum mechanical point of
hour lecture; 1 semester hour.
view. The microcanonical and canonical ensembles. Heat,
PHGN404. PHYSICS OF THE ENVIRONMENT (II) An
work and the laws of thermodynamics. Thermodynamic
examination of several environmental issues in terms of the
potentials; Maxwell relations; phase transformations.
fundamental underlying principles of physics including
Elementary kinetic theory. An introduction to quantum
energy conservation, conversion and generation; solar
statistics. Prerequisite: DCGN209 and MACS347.
energy; nuclear power and weapons, radioactivity and
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
radiation effects; aspects of air, noise and thermal pollution.
PHGN350. INTERMEDIATE MECHANICS (I) Begins
Prerequisite: PHGN200/210 or consent of instructor.
with an intermediate treatment of Newtonian mechanics and
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
continues through an introduction to Hamilton’s principle
PHGN412. MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS (I) Mathematical
and Hamiltonian and Lagrangian dynamics. Includes
techniques applied to the equations of physics; complex
systems of particles, linear and driven oscillators, motion
variables, partial differential equations, special functions,
under a central force, two-particle collisions and scattering,
finite and infinite- dimensional vector spaces. Green’s
motion in non-inertial reference frames and dynamics of
functions. Transforms; computer algebra. Prerequisite:
rigid bodies. Prerequisite: PHGN200/210. Co-requisite:
MACS347. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
MACS347. 4 hours lecture; 4 semester hours.
PHGN419. PRINCIPLES OF SOLAR ENERGY
PHGN361. INTERMEDIATE ELECTROMAGNETISM
SYSTEMS(II) Theory and techniques of insolation
(II) Theory and application of the following: static electric
measurement. Absorptive and radiative properties of
and magnetic fields in free space, dielectric materials, and
surfaces. Optical properties of materials and surfaces.
magnetic materials; steady currents; scalar and vector
Principles of photovoltaic devices. Optics of collector
potentials; Gauss’ law and Laplace’s equation applied to
systems. Solar energy conversion techniques: heating and
boundary value problems; Ampere’s and Faraday’s laws.
cooling of buildings, solar thermal (power and process
Prerequisite: PHGN200/210 and MACS347. 3 hours
heat), wind energy, ocean thermal, and photovoltaic.
lecture; 3 semester hours.
Prerequisite: PHGN300/310 and MACS315.
PHGN384. APPARATUS DESIGN (S) Introduction to the
PHGN420. QUANTUM MECHANICS (I) Schroedinger
design of engineering physics apparatus. Concentrated
equation, uncertainty, change of representation, one-
individual participation in the design of machined and
dimensional problems, axioms for state vectors and
fabricated system components, vacuum systems, electronics
operators, matrix mechanics, uncertainty relations, time-
and computer interfacing systems. Supplementary lectures
independent perturbation theory, time-dependent perturba-
on safety and laboratory techniques. Visits to regional
tions, harmonic oscillator, angular momentum. Prerequisite:
research facilities and industrial plants. Prerequisite:
PHGN320 and PHGN350. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester
PHGN300/310, DCGN381 and PHGN217 or EGGN250.
hours.
Available in 4 or 6 credit hour blocks in the summer field
PHGN421. ATOMIC PHYSICS (II) Introduction to the
session usually following the sophomore year. The machine
fundamental properties and structure of atoms. Applications
shop component also may be available in a 2-hour block
to hydrogen-like atoms, fine-structure multielectron atoms,
during the academic year. Total of 6 credit hours required
and atomic spectra. Prerequisite: PHGN320. 3 hours lecture;
for the Engineering Physics option.
3 semester hours.
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PHGN422. NUCLEAR PHYSICS (II) Introduction to
a survey of numerical algorithms and packages for analyzing
subatomic (particle and nuclear) phenomena. Characteriza-
algebraic, differential, and matrix systems. The numerical
tion and systematics of particle and nuclear states; symme-
methods are introduced and developed in the analysis of
tries; introduction and systematics of the electromagnetic,
advanced physics problems taken from classical physics,
weak, and strong interactions; systematics of radioactivity;
astrophysics, electromagnetism, solid state, and nuclear
liquid drop and shell models; nuclear technology. Prerequi-
physics. Prerequisites: Introductory-level knowledge of C,
site: PHGN320. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
Fortran or Basic; MACS347. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester
PHGN423. DIRECT ENERGY CONVERSION (I) Review
hours.
of basic physical principles; types of power generation
PHGN460. PLASMA PHYSICS Review of Maxwell’s
treated include fission, fusion, magnetohydrodynamic,
equations; charged-particle orbit in given electromagnetic
thermoelectric, thermionic, fuel cells, photovoltaic,
fields; macroscopic behavior of plasma, distribution
electrohydrodynamic piezoelectrics. Prerequisite:
functions; diffusion theory; kinetic equations of plasma;
PHGN300/310. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
plasma oscillations and waves, conductivity, magnetohydro-
PHGN424. ASTROPHYSICS (I) A survey of fundamental
dynamics, stability theory; Alven waves, plasma confine-
aspects of astrophysical phenomena, concentrating on
ment. Prerequisite: PHGN300/310. 3 hours lecture;
measurements of basic stellar properties such as distance,
3 semester hours.
luminosity, spectral classification, mass, and radii. Simple
PHGN462. ADVANCED ELECTROMAGNETISM (I)
models of stellar structure evolution and the associated
Continuation of PHGN361. The solution of boundary value
nuclear processes as sources of energy and nucleosythesis.
problems in curvilinear coordinates; solutions to the wave
Introduction to cosmology and physics of standard big-bang
equation including plane waves, refraction, interference and
models. Prerequisite: PHGN320. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester
polarization; waves in bounded regions, radiation from
hours.
charges and simple antennas; relativistic electrodynamics.
PHGN435/ChEN435. INTERDISCIPLINARY MICRO-
Prerequisite: PHGN361. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
ELECTRONICS PROCESSING LABORATORY (II)
PHGN471. SENIOR DESIGN (I) (WI) The first of a two-
Application of science and engineering principles to the
semester program covering the full spectrum of experimen-
design, fabrication, and testing of microelectronic devices.
tal design, drawing on all of the student’s previous course
Emphasis on specific unit operations and the interrelation
work. At the beginning of the first semester, the student
among processing steps. Prerequisites: Senior standing in
selects a research project in consultation with the course
PHGN, CRGN, MTGN, or EGGN. Consent of instructor.
coordinator and the faculty supervisor. The objectives of the
Due to lab space the enrollment is limited to 20 students.
project are given to the student in broad outline form. The
1.5 hours lecture, 4 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
student then designs the entire project, including any or all
PHGN440/MLGN502. SOLID STATE PHYSICS (I) An
of the following elements as appropriate: literature search,
elementary study of the properties of solids including
specialized apparatus, block-diagram electronics, computer
crystalline structure and its determination, lattice vibrations,
data acquisition and/or analysis, sample materials, and
electrons in metals, and semiconductors. (Graduate students
measurement and/or analysis sequences. The course
in physics may register only for PHGN440.) Prerequisite:
culminates in a senior thesis. Supplementary lectures are
PH320. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
given on techniques of physics research and experimental
design. Prerequisite: PHGN384 and PHGN326.
PHGN441/MLGN522. SOLID STATE PHYSICS APPLI-
1 hour lecture, 6 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
CATIONS AND PHENOMENA (II) Continuation of
PHGN440/MLGN502 with an emphasis on applications of
PHGN472. SENIOR DESIGN (II) (WI) Continuation of
the principles of solid state physics to practical properties of
PHGN471. Prerequisite: PHGN384 and PHGN326.
materials including: optical properties, superconductivity,
1 hour lecture, 6 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
dielectric properties, magnetism, noncrystalline structure,
PHGN498. SPECIAL TOPICS (I, II) Pilot course or special
and interfaces. (Graduate students in physics may register
topics course. Prerequisites: Consent of instructor. Credit to
only for PHGN441.) Prerequisite: PHGN440/MLGN502, or
be determined by instructor, maximum of 6 credit hours.
equivalent by instructor’s permission. 3 hours lecture; 3
PHGN499. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Individual
semester hours.
research or special problem projects supervised by a faculty
PHGN450. COMPUTATIONAL PHYSICS (I) Introduction
member, student and instructor agree on a subject matter,
to numerical methods for analyzing advanced physics
content, deliverables, and credit hours. Prerequisite:
problems. Topics covered include finite element methods,
“Independent Study” form must be completed and submitted
analysis of scaling, efficiency, errors, and stability, as well as
to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
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Section 7 - Centers and Institutes
Advanced Coatings and Surface
Advanced Steel Processing and
Engineering Laboratory
Products Research Center
The Advanced Coating and Surface Engineering
The Advanced Steel Processing and Products Research
Laboratory (ACSEL) is a multi-disciplinary laboratory that
Center (ASPPRC) at Colorado School of Mines was
serves as a focal point for industry- driven research and
established in 1984. The Center is a unique partnership
education in advanced thin films and coating systems,
between industry, the National Science Foundation (NSF),
surface engineering, tribology, electronic, optical and
and Colorado School of Mines, and is devoted to building
magnetic materials. The laboratory is supported by an
excellence in research and education in the ferrous metal-
industrial consortium that holds semi-annual meetings
lurgy branch of materials science and engineering. Objec-
designed to maximize interaction between participants,
tives of ASPPRC are to perform research of direct benefit to
evaluate the research conducted by graduate students and
the users and producers of steels, to educate graduate
faculty, and provide direction and guidance for future
students within the context of research programs of major
activities. ACSEL provides opportunities for CSM faculty
theoretical and practical interest to the steel-using and steel-
and graduate students to visit and work in sponsor facilities,
producing industries, to stimulate undergraduate education
participate in technical meetings with sponsors, and for
in ferrous metallurgy, and to develop a forum to stimulate
CSM graduates to gain employment with sponsors.
advances in the processing, quality and application of steel.
Advanced Control of Energy and
Research programs consist of several projects, each of
which is a graduate student thesis. Small groups of students
Power Systems
and faculty are involved in each of the research programs.
The Advanced Control of Energy and Power Systems
Sponsor representatives are encouraged to participate on the
Center (ACEPS), based in the Engineering Division,
graduate student committees.
features a unique partnership consisting of industry, the
National Science Foundation (NSF), the Department of
The Center was established with a five-year grant of
Energy (DOE), the Electric Power Research Institute
$575,000 from the National Science Foundation, and is now
(EPRI), Colorado School of Mines (CSM) and several other
self-sufficient, primarily as a result of industry support.
universities. The mission of ACEPS is to conduct funda-
Center for Automation, Robotics and
mental research and applied research supporting the
technical advancement of the electric utility industry, their
Distributed Intelligence
customers, and component suppliers in the field of electric
The Center for Automation, Robotics and Distributed
power systems with special emphasis on the advanced/
Intelligence (CARDI) focuses on the study and application
intelligent control and power quality in the generation,
of advanced engineering and computer science research in
transmission, distribution, and utilization stages; using such
neural networks, robotics, data mining, image processing,
research as a means of advancing graduate education.
signal processing, sensor fusion, information technology,
distributed networks, sensor actuator development and
Center research projects focus on the development of an
artificial intelligence, to problems in environment, energy,
intelligent energy system that will employ advanced power
natural resources, materials, transportation, information,
electronics, enhanced computer and communications
communications and medicine. CARDI concentrates on
systems, new smart sensor and actuators, and smart
problems which are not amenable to traditional solutions
interactive utility/customer interface systems. Examples
within a single discipline, but rather require a multi-
include: electric vehicles and their impact on power quality,
disciplinary systems approach to integrate technologies. The
localized and adaptive monitoring systems for transmission
systems require closed loop controllers that incorporate
and distribution networks, and intelligent automatic
artificial intelligence and machine learning techniques to
generation control for transient loads.
reason autonomously or in cooperation with a human
Due to the strong interest shown by other institutions and
supervisor.
national and international utilities, ACEPS has been
Established in 1994, CARDI includes faculty from the
transformed into an NSF Mega-Center which includes ten
Division of Engineering, departments of Mathematical and
other universities and more than thirty industrial members.
Computer Science, Geophysics, Metallurgical and Materials
With this expansion, and given the electric power deregula-
Engineering, and Environmental Science and Engineering.
tion phase, the power center has become a key national
Research is sponsored by industry, federal agencies, state
resource for the Research & Development (R&D) needs of
agencies, and joint government-industry initiatives.
this major industrial sector.
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Interaction with industry enables CARDI to identify
tomorrow’s scientists and engineers requires that we look at
technical needs that require research, to cooperatively
student learning as a system. The principles of cognitive
develop solutions, and to generate innovative mechanisms
psychology and educational psychology provide the best
for the technology transfer. Enthusiastic and motivated
explanation of how this learning system works. Education
students are encouraged to join CARDI for education and
will be most effective when educational research, informed
research in the area of robotics and intelligent systems.
by the principles of cognitive and educational psychology,
along with the application of that research, and teaching, are
Center for Combustion and
linked and interrelated.
Environmental Research
The primary goals of the Center for Engineering
The Center for Combustion and Environmental Research
Education are
(CCER) is an interdisciplinary research and educational unit
specializing in the chemistry and physics of exothermic
¨ To conduct world-class research on teaching and
reacting flows. Specific research projects are varied, but
learning in science and engineering.
they fall into five core areas: detailed combustion chemical
kinetic modeling and experiment; combustion flow-field
¨ To use the results of that research to continually
modeling and experiment; combustion spray and aerosol
improve instruction at the Colorado School of Mines
modeling and experiment; optical sensing techniques in
to better support the learning process of our students.
combustion; and combustion emissions remediation.
¨ To support the educational needs of science and
Collaborative projects involve CSM’s Engineering
engineering instructors at the pre-college, college and
Division and Chemical Engineering and Petroleum Refining
graduate levels.
Department, and often include faculty and students from
other universities. Interaction with federal and industrial
Center for Environmental Risk
sponsors not only helps to guide the Center’s program, but
Assessment
offers students opportunities after graduation.
The mission of the Center for Environmental Risk
Assessment (CERA) at CSM is to unify and enhance
Center for Commercial Applications of
environmental risk assessment research and educational
Combustion in Space
activities at CSM. By bringing diverse, inter-disciplinary
The Center for Commercial Applications of Combustion
expertise to bear on problems in environmental risk
in Space (CCACS) is a NASA/Industry/ University space
assessment, CERA facilitates the development of signifi-
commercialization center based at the Colorado School of
cantly improved, scientifically-based approaches for
Mines. The mission of the Center is to assist industry in
estimating human and ecological risks and for using the
developing commercial products by conducting combustion
results of such assessments. Education and research
research which takes advantage of the unique properties of
programs within CERA integrate faculty and students from
space.
the departments of Chemical Engineering and Petroleum
The Center operates under the auspices of NASA’s
Refining, Environmental Sciences and Engineering,
Office of Space Product Development (OSPD), whose
Chemistry and Geochemistry, Economics and Business,
mission is to provide access to space for commercial
Mathematics and Computer Science, and Geology and
research and development activities by private industry. The
Geological Engineering.
focus of CCACS is on products and processes in which
Center for Intelligent Biomedical
combustion plays a key role and which can benefit from
knowledge to be gained through experiments conducted in
Devices and Musculoskeletal
space. Examples include combustors, fire suppression and
Systems
safety, combustion synthesis of advanced materials and
The multi-institutional Center for Intelligent Biomedical
sensors and controls. The Center involves faculty and
Devices and Musculoskeletal systems (IBDMS) integrates
students from the departments of Chemical Engineering,
programs and expertise from CSM, Rocky Mountain
Engineering, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, and
Musculoskeletal Research Laboratories (RMMRL),
Physics. For further information, contact CCACS Director
University of Colorado Health Sciences Center and the
F.D. Schowengerdt, Physics Department, CSM, (303) 384-
Colorado VA Research Center. Established at CSM as a
2091.
National Science Foundation (NSF) Industry/University
Cooperative Research Center, IBDMS is also supported by
Center for Engineering Education
industry and State organizations.
The CSM Center for Engineering Education marries
educational research with assessment, outreach and
IBDMS has become an international center for the
teaching. The Center serves as a focal point for educational
development of Bionic Orthopaedics, sports medicine,
research conducted by CSM faculty. Successfully educating
human sensory augmentation, and smart orthoses. Through
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the efforts of this center, new major and minor programs in
opportunity for students to work with industry and govern-
bioengineering and biotechnology are being established at
ment labs as they attempt to solve real world problems.
both the CSM graduate and undergraduate levels.
External contacts also provide guidance in targeting the
With its Industrial Advisory Board (IAB), IBDMS seeks
educational curriculum toward the needs of the electronic
to establish educational programs and long-term basic and
materials industry.
applied research efforts that improve U.S. technology.
Center for Wave Phenomena
IBDMS focuses the work of diverse engineering, materials
With sponsorship for its research by 28 companies in the
and medicine disciplines. Its graduates are a new generation
worldwide oil exploration industry, this interdisciplinary
of students with an integrated engineering and medicine
program, including faculty and students from the Math-
systems view, with increasing opportunities available in the
ematical and Computer Sciences and Geophysics Depart-
biosciences.
ments, is engaged in a coordinated and integrated program
Center for Research on Hydrates and
of research in inverse problems and problems of seismic
data processing and inversion. Its methods have applications
Other Solids
to seismic exploration, global seismology, ocean sound-
The Center for Research on Hydrates and Other Solids is
speed profiling, and nondestructive testing and evaluation,
sponsored by a consortium of fifteen industrial and
among other areas. Extensive use is made of analytical
government entities. The center focuses on research and
techniques, especially asymptotic methods and computa-
education involving solids in hydrocarbon and aqueous
tional techniques. Methodology is developed through
fluids which affect exploration, production and processing
computer implementation, based on the philosophy that the
of gas and oil.
ultimate test of an inverse method is its application to field
Involving over twenty students and faculty from five
or experimental data. Thus, the group starts from a physical
departments, the center provides a unique combination of
problem, develops a mathematical model that adequately
expertise that has enabled CSM to achieve international
represents the physics, derives an approximate solution
prominence in the area of solids. CSM participants interact
technique, generates a computer code to implement the
on an on-going basis with sponsors, including frequent
method, tests on synthetic data, and, finally, tests on field
visits to their facilities. For students, this interaction often
data.
continues beyond graduation, with opportunities for
employment at sponsoring industries.
Center for Welding, Joining and
Coatings Research
Center for Solar and Electronic
The Center for Welding , Joining and Coatings Research
Materials
(CWJCR) is an integral part of the Department of Metallur-
The Center for Solar and Electronic Materials (CSEM)
gical and Materials Engineering. The goal of CWJCR is to
was established in 1995 to focus, support, and extend
promote education and research, and to advance understand-
growing activity in the area of electronic materials for solar
ing of the metallurgical aspects of welding, joining and
and related applications. CSEM facilitates interdisciplinary
coating processes. The Center’s current activities include:
collaborations across the CSM campus; fosters interactions
education, research, conferences, short courses, seminars,
with national laboratories, industries, public utilities, and
information source and transfer, and industrial consortia.
other universities; and serves to guide and strengthen the
The Center for Welding, Joining and Coatings Research
electronic materials curriculum.
assists the Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
CSEM draws from expertise in the departments of
Department by providing numerous opportunities which
Physics, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Chemical
directly contribute to the student’s professional growth.
Engineering, Chemistry and Geochemistry, and from the
Some of these opportunities include:
Division of Engineering. The largest research activity is
Direct involvement in the projects which constitute the
directed at the photovoltaic industry. CSEM also supports
Center’s research program.
research in thin film materials, polymeric devices, electro-
Interaction with internationally recognized visiting
photography, encapsulants, electronic materials processing,
scholars.
and systems issues associated with electronic materials and
Industrial collaborations which provide equipment,
devices.
materials and services.
Graduate students in materials science and the above-
Research experience at industrial plants or national
mentioned departments can pursue research on center-
laboratories.
related projects. Undergraduates are involved through
Professional experience and exposure before nationally
engineering design courses and summer research. Close
recognized organizations through student presenta-
proximity to the National Renewable Energy Lab and
tions of university research.
several local photovoltaic companies provides a unique
Direct involvement in national welding and materials
professional societies.
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Colorado Advanced Materials Institute
mechanical properties of thin films. Current projects are
With a mission to coordinate and foster research in
supported by both industry and government and several
materials science and engineering leading to economic
students are performing their research through a collabora-
development, CAMI was established in 1984 by the State of
tion with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Colorado at CSM. Located at CSM, the Institute functions
located in Golden. Each project involves research leading to
as a consortium of state government, research universities
a graduate thesis of a student.
(CSM, CU, CSU, and DU), and private industries.
Colorado Institute for Fuels and High-
CAMI is funded by the Colorado Commission on Higher
Altitude Engine Research
Education and has several programs aimed at promoting
The Colorado Institute for Fuels and High Altitude
effective partnerships between Colorado industry and
Engine Research (CIFER) is an interdisciplinary research
universities. CAMI’s Seed Grant program provides grants to
institute involving faculty and students from several
faculty for exploratory work on materials technology
academic departments at the Colorado School of Mines.
problems of interest to industry in the state. These seed
CIFER was formed to assist industry, State and Federal
grants enable investigators to develop subsequent proposals
governments in developing and implementing clean air
for additional funding from federal and industry sources,
policy for the benefit of the U.S. and particularly for high
thus leveraging the state investment.
altitude communities through the development of newer,
The Institute also sponsored an Entrepreneur’s Technol-
cleaner burning fuels and the technology to properly use
ogy Assistance Program that enabled start-up technology-
fuels.
based companies to use the unique expertise and equipment
The overall objective of CIFER is to enhance air quality
available at the research universities. These grants to
through research, development and education in relation to
university/small business teams were designed to help the
heavy-duty mobile sources through its specific strengths in
entrepreneur develop his new technology into a commercial
fuels science, catalysis, materials, combustion science and
product or service. Currently CAMI has a similar program,
analytical chemistry.
the Colorado Tire Recycle Technology Assistance (Tire-
Tap), which promotes development of new technologies
Colorado Institute for Macromolecular
focused on recycling the huge amount of scrap tires rapidly
Science and Engineering
accumulating in the state.
The Colorado Institute for Macromolecular Science and
CAMI grants are solicited annually with a Request For
Engineering (CIMSE) was established in 1999 by an
Proposals (RFP) and subsequently awarded on a competi-
interdisciplinary team of faculty from several CSM
tive basis with reviews from a board of experts from
departments. It is sponsored by the National Science
Colorado Corporations, small business, academia, venture
Foundation, the Environmental Protection Agency, and the
capitalists, business incubators and government leaders.
Department of Energy.
These programs all provide an excellent opportunity for
The mission of the Institute is to enhance the training
undergraduate and graduate students to work on real
and research capabilities of CSM in the area of polymeric
problems of immediate concern to industry.
and other complex materials as well as to promote education
Colorado Center for Advanced
in the areas of materials, energy, and the environment.
Ceramics
Fourteen CSM faculty members from eight departments
The Colorado Center for Advanced Ceramics (CCAC) is
are involved with the Institute’s research. The research
developing the fundamental knowledge that is leading to
volume is more than $1 million and supports around 15 full-
important technological developments in advanced ceramics
time graduate students in polymers, colloids and complex
and composite materials. Established at CSM in April 1988
fluids. Current research projects include plastics from
as a joint effort between CSM and the Coors Ceramics
renewable resources, computer simulation of polymers,
Company (now CoorsTek), the Center is dedicated to
novel synthetic methods, and the development of new
excellence in research and graduate education in high
processing strategies from polymer materials.
technology ceramic and composite materials. The goal of
CIMSE works to improve the educational experience of
the Center is to translate advances in materials science into
undergraduate and graduate students in polymers and
new and improved ceramic fabrication processes and
complex fluids as well as maintain state-of-the-art lab
ceramic and composite materials. Current research projects
facilities. Currently CSM has the largest polymeric materials
cover a broad spectrum of materials and phenomena
effort in the State of Colorado. Materials are a dominant
including porous ceramics and metals for filters; nano-scale
theme at CSM, and CIMSE will play an important role in
powder preparation and mechanics; ceramic-metal compos-
ensuring that our students remain competitive in the
ites; fuel cell, solar cell and battery materials; high tempera-
workforce.
ture gas and plasma corrosion; glass fiber forming; and
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Energy and Minerals Field Institute
Engineering. IREG’s mission is to stimulate innovation and
The Energy and Minerals Field Institute is an educa-
support initiatives in integrated, multidisciplinary research
tional activity serving Colorado School of Mines students
and education of earth scientists and engineers for resource
and external audiences. The goal of the Institute is to
exploration and production, geo-engineering and applied
provide better understanding of complex regional issues
environmental geo-sciences.
surrounding development of western energy and mineral
IREG conducts interdisciplinary energy and environmen-
resources by providing firsthand experience that cannot be
tal restoration research projects for industry and govern-
duplicated in the classroom. The Institute conducts field
ment. Areas of expertise include: integrated geology,
programs for educators, the media, government officials,
geophysics, environmental science and petroleum engineer-
industry, and the financial community. The Institute also
ing; geohydrologic modeling; subsurface characterization;
hosts conferences and seminars throughout the year dealing
fate and transport; risk assessment; groundwater contamina-
with issues specific to western resources development.
tion and containment; remediation technologies testing;
Students involved in Institute programs are afforded a
geostatistics/modeling/neural networks. Current projects
unique opportunity to learn about the technological,
include site characterization, development of test beds to
economic, environmental, and policy aspects of resource
test proposed in situ remediation technologies, rapid
development.
identification of microbes, dust and aerosol characterization,
stratigraphic inversion at the Brent/Mesa Verde field, and
Excavation Engineering and Earth
development of geoscience inversion methods.
Mechanics Institute
The Excavation Engineering and Earth Mechanics
International Ground Water Modeling
Institute (EMI), established in 1974, combines education
Center
and research for the development of improved excavation
The International Ground Water Modeling Center
technology. By emphasizing a joint effort among research,
(IGWMC) is an information, education, and research center
academic, and industrial concerns, EMI contributes to the
for ground-water modeling established at Holcomb
research, development and testing of new methods and
Research Institute in 1978, and relocated to the Colorado
equipment, thus facilitating the rapid application of
School of Mines in 1991. Its mission is to provide an
economically feasible new technologies.
international focal point for ground-water professionals,
Current research projects are being conducted through-
managers, and educators in advancing the use of computer
out the world in the areas of tunnel, raise and shaft boring,
models in ground-water resource protection and manage-
rock mechanics, micro-seismic detection, machine instru-
ment. IGWMC operates a clearinghouse for ground-water
mentation and robotics, rock fragmentation and drilling,
modeling software; organizes conferences, short courses and
materials handling systems, innovative mining methods, and
seminars; and provides technical advice and assistance
mine design and economics analysis relating to energy and
related to ground-water. In support of its information and
non-fuel minerals development and production. EMI has
training activities, IGWMC conducts a program of applied
been a pioneer in the development of special applications
research and development in ground-water modeling.
software and hardware systems and has amassed extensive
Petroleum Exploration and
databases and specialized computer programs. Outreach
activities for the Institute include the offering of short
Production Center
courses to the industry, and sponsorship and participation in
The Petroleum Exploration and Production Center
major international conferences in tunneling, shaft drilling,
(PEPC) is an interdisciplinary educational and research
raise boring and mine mechanization.
organization specializing in applied studies of petroleum
reservoirs. The center integrates disciplines from within the
The full-time team at EMI consists of scientists,
Departments of Geology and Geological Engineering,
engineers, and support staff. Graduate students pursue their
Geophysics and Petroleum Engineering.
thesis work on Institute projects, while undergraduate
students are employed in research.
PEPC offers students and faculty the opportunity to
participate in research areas including: improved techniques
Institute for Resource and
for exploration, drilling, completion, stimulation and
Environmental Geosciences
reservoir evaluation techniques; characterization of
The Institute for Resource and Environmental Geo-
stratigraphic architecture and flow behavior of petroleum
sciences (IREG) was established to advance interdiscipli-
reservoirs at multiple scales; evaluation of petroleum
nary earth science research. Its board of directors is
reserves and resources on a national and worldwide basis;
comprised of the heads of the Departments of Engineering,
and development and application of educational techniques
Geology and Geological Engineering, Geophysics, Math
to integrate the petroleum disciplines.
and Computer Science, Mineral Economics and Petroleum
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Reservoir Characterization Project
W.J. Kroll Institute for Extractive
The Reservoir Characterization Project (RCP) works on
Metallurgy
the forefront of new multicomponent 4-D seismic technol-
A grant from the late W.J. Kroll, the inventor of the Kroll
ogy in the optimization of reservoir development. Multi-
Process for the production of Titanium and Zirconium,
component seismic data are recorded, processed and
enabled the establishment of an Institute for Extractive
interpreted to increase the fidelity of seismic data to define
Metallurgy in the Department of Metallurgical and Materials
structural and stratigraphic variations in the subsurface.
Engineering. Today the primary focus of the Institute is the
Application of the new integrated reservoir technologies
development of new technologies for the physical-chemical
leads to enhanced recovery of hydrocarbons from reservoirs.
processing of materials. This includes the production and
The RCP consortium was established in 1985 and
refining of metals, the processing of wastes and hazardous
includes 30 national and international companies. Faculty
materials, the recycling of materials, and the synthesis of
and students from the departments of Geophysics, Geology
advanced materials. The Institute supports the education of
and Geological Engineering, and Petroleum Engineering are
students through the awarding of Fellowships and Research
provided the opportunity to work closely with industrial
Assistantships, provides opportunities for Visiting Scholars,
contacts in areas both educational and research.
arranges for the teaching of short courses in subjects related
to the mission of the Institute, and undertakes a wide range
of sponsored research projects.
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Section 8 - Services
Arthur Lakes Library
include Unix systems which are available 24 hours per day
Arthur Lakes Library is a regional information center for
except for occasional maintenance.
engineering, energy, minerals and materials science, and
Workrooms in the Computing Center contain networked
associated engineering and science fields. The library
PCs and workstations. Also available are printers, scanners,
provides educational and research resources to support and
and digitizers. Aacademic departments which support
enhance the academic mission of CSM. The library staff is
specialized applications manage access to computer labs in
committed to excellence in supporting the information needs
their buildings. The Arthur Lakes Library has a computer
of the CSM community and providing access to information
cluster on the main floor of the building. Network access is
for library users.
also provided in residence halls and Mines Park for students
The library collections include more than 500,000
who bring their own computers to campus and modem pools
volumes; approximately 1800 serial titles; over 188,000
provide access to the network for off-campus residents.
maps; archival materials on western mining history and
It is important for all users of the Colorado School of
mineral fields; and several special collections. The library is
Mines computing resources to observe the CSM Policies for
a selective U.S. and Colorado state depository with over
Resource Usage (available on the web page or at the Front
600,000 government publications, including selected NTIS
Desk) and all legal and ethical guidelines for use of those
publications.
services.
Access to CSM collections is provided by Catalyst, the
Copy Center
on-line public access catalog and a computerized circulation
Located on the first floor of Guggenheim Hall, the Copy
system. Students and faculty also have access to nearly all of
Center offers on-line binding, printed tabs, and halftones.
the library’s electronic resources from any computer on the
Printing can be done on all paper sizes from odd-sized
campus network, including those in networked CSM
originals. Some of the other services offered are GBC and
residential facilities. Dial-up and Internet access is also
Velo Binding, folding, sorting and collating, reduction and
available from on and off-campus. The library’s web page at
enlargement, two sided copying, and color copying. We
http://www.mines.edu/library/ has more information and
have a variety of paper colors, special resume paper and
links to the electronic resources.
CSM watermark for thesis copying. These services are
Reference resources include specialized printed indexes
available to students, faculty, and staff. The Copy Center
and several hundred electronic databases. Reference
campus extension is 3202.
librarians provide instruction and personal help as needed,
conduct library research sessions for classes, and provide e-
CSM Alumni Association
mail and telephone reference service and computer-aided
(CSMAA) The Mines Alumni Association has served the
research services.
Colorado School of Mines and its alumni since 1895.
In addition to material that can be checked out from the
Services and benefits of membership include:
CSM library and other associated Colorado libraries,
Mines, a quarterly publication covering campus and
interlibrary loan service provides for efficient use of
alumni news; an annual directory of all Mines alumni;
materials from regional and world-wide libraries.
section activities providing a connection to the campus and
other Mines alumni around the world for both social and
Computing and Networking
networking purposes; connections to Mines through
The Computing Center, which is housed on the second
invitations to local and annual alumni meetings, reunions,
floor of the Green Center, provides computing and network-
golf tournaments and other special events; awards, including
ing services to meet instructional and research needs and to
the opportunity to nominate fellow alumni and be nomi-
support the academic mission of the Colorado School of
nated yourself; CSM library privileges to Colorado
Mines. Computer accounts and services are available to
residents; and e-mail forwarding services.
registered students and current faculty members and staff.
Benefits for the Colorado School of Mines and current
Information about services including activation of new
students are student grants; the Student Financial Assistance
accounts and the hours during which the Computing Center
Program; recognition banquets for graduating seniors/
is open is available in a brochure which may be picked up at
graduate students; assistance and support of School events
the Front Desk in Room 231 (303-273-3431) and on the
such as Homecoming; alumni volunteer assistance in
Computing Center’s web page at http://www.mines.edu-
student recruiting; and programs enabling alumni input in
Academic/computer/. Problem reports can be made at the
school programming.
Front Desk or emailed to support@mines.edu.
For further information, call 303 273-3295, FAX 303
The campus network provides access to campus
273-3583, e-mail csmaa@mines.edu, or write Mines Alumni
computing resources and to the Internet, including email
Association, 1600 Arapahoe Street, P.O. Box 1410, Golden,
and the World Wide Web. Centrally managed resources
CO 80402-1410.
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Environmental Health and Safety
LAIS Writing Center
The Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) Department
The LAIS Writing Center, located in Stratton Hall
is located in Chauvenet Hall. Five full-time employees in
(phone: 303 273-3085), is a teaching facility providing all
the EHS Department provide a wide variety of services to
CSM students, faculty, and staff with an opportunity to
students, staff and faculty members. Functions of the EHS
enhance their writing abilities. The LAIS Writing Center
Department include: hazardous waste collection and
faculty are experienced technical writers and professional
disposal; chemical procurement and distribution; assessment
writing instructors. The Center assists students with
of air and water quality; fire safety; general industrial safety;
everything from course assignments to scholarship and job
industrial hygiene; health physics; and recycling. The staff
applications. This service is free to CSM students, faculty,
of the EHS Department is ready to respond to requests for
and staff and entails one-to-one tutoring and online
information and services from parents and students. Please
resources.
call 303 273-3316.
Office of International Programs
Green Center
The Office of International Programs (OIP) fosters and
Completed in 1971, the Cecil H. and Ida Green Graduate
facilitates international education, research and outreach at
and Professional Center is named in honor of Dr. and Mrs.
CSM. OIP is administered by the Office of Academic
Green, major contributors to the funding of the building.
Affairs.
Bunker Memorial Auditorium, which seats 1,386, has a
The office works with the departments and divisions of
large stage that may be used for lectures, concerts, drama
the School to: (1) help develop and facilitate study abroad
productions, or for any occasion when a large attendance is
opportunities for CSM undergraduates and serve as an
expected.
informational and advising resource for them; (2) assist in
Friedhoff Hall contains a dance floor and an informal
attracting new international students to CSM; (3) serve as an
stage. Approximately 700 persons can be accommodated at
information resource for faculty and scholars of the CSM
tables for banquets or dinners. Auditorium seating can be
community, promoting faculty exchanges and the pursuit of
arranged for up to 550 people.
collaborative international research activities; (4) foster
international outreach and technology transfer programs; (5)
Petroleum Hall and Metals Hall are lecture rooms seating
facilitate arrangements for official international visitors to
125 and 330, respectively. Each room has audio visual
CSM; and (6) in general, help promote the internationaliza-
equipment. In addition, the Green Center houses the
tion of CSM’s curricular programs and activities.
modern Computing Center and the Department of Geophys-
ics.
OIP is located in 109 Stratton Hall. For more specific
information about study abroad and other international
INTERLINK Language Center
programs, contact OIP at 384-2121.
The INTERLINK Language program at CSM combines
intensive English language instruction with training in skills
Office of Technology Transfer
necessary for successful academic and social life at an
The purpose of the Office of Technology Transfer (OTT)
American engineering university. Designed to address the
is to reward innovation and entrepreneurial activity by
special linguistic needs of science and technology students,
faculty and staff, recognize the value and preserve owner-
its curriculum focuses on reading, writing, grammar,
ship of CSM’s intellectual property, and contribute to
listening, conversation, pronunciation, and study skills.
Colorado’s and the nation’s economic growth. OTT reports
Instruction is offered in nine-week sessions at five levels of
to the Dean of Graduate Studies and Research, and the
proficiency. At the successful completion of the fifth level, a
office works closely with the School’s Office of Legal
qualified student can understand, take notes on academic
Services to coordinate activities. The responsibilities of
lectures, make oral presentations, read scholarly books and
OTT include providing training for faculty and students on
journals, conduct library research, and write essays and
identification and protection of potentially valuable ideas.
research papers.
Office of Women in Science,
The program is open to adults who have completed
Engineering and Mathematics
secondary school in good standing (grade point average of
C+ or above) and are able to meet their educational and
(WISEM)
living expenses. For further information write INTERLINK
The WISEM office is located in 324 Guggenheim Hall.
Language Center at
The mission of WISEM is to enhance opportunities for
Colorado School of Mines,
women in science and engineering careers, to increase
1500 Illinois Street,
retention of women at CSM, and to promote equity and
Golden, CO 80401
diversity in higher education. The office sponsors programs
Call 303-273-3516 or FAX 303-273-3529.
and services for the CSM community regarding gender and
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equity issues. For further information, contact: Debra K.
The office teams with the Office of Research Services
Lasich, Executive Director of Women in Science, Engineer-
(ORS) and the Office of Technology Transfer (OTT) in
ing and Mathematics, Colorado School of Mines, 1500
developing and implementing training programs for faculty,
Illinois, Golden, CO 80401-1869, or call (303) 273-3097;
student, and staff development, as well as providing pre-
dlasich@mines.edu or www.mines.edu/Academic/affairs/
and post-award support for individual researchers, at all
wisem
levels, junior through senior, group and interdisciplinary
research entities. The ORD also helps identify, provides
Public Affairs
information to, and encourages collaboration with external
The Office of Public Affairs produces a number of
sponsors, including industry, state and federal governments,
campus publications, including:
other academic institutions, and nonprofit entities.
Mines, a quarterly magazine featuring campus and
As part of this role, ORD also provides start-up support
alumni news. This magazine is published jointly by
and equipment matching funds for new initiatives.
CSM and the CSM Alumni Association.
Research Services
Update, a research newsletter published twice each
semester and once during the summer
The Office of Research Services (ORS), under the Vice
President for Finance and Operations, provides administra-
Undergraduate and graduate bulletins, published each
tive support in proposal preparation, contract and grant
summer
administration, both negotiation and set-up, and close out of
Midyear and spring commencement programs
expired agreements.
Academic Calendar, published on the Web
In the Mines Tradition, a pocket guide to the campus,
Special Programs and Continuing
published each fall
Education (SPACE)
Campus in Brief, a weekly email newsletter for faculty
The SPACE Office offers short courses, special pro-
and staff.
grams, and professional outreach programs to practicing
To ensure quality and consistency, all publications
engineers and other working professionals. Short courses,
produced on campus are required to adhere to official
offered both on the CSM campus and throughout the US,
campus publications guidelines, which can be found on the
provide concentrated instruction in specialized areas and are
Public Affairs Web pages at www.mines.edu/All_about/
taught by faculty members, adjuncts, and other experienced
public. The guidelines contain a list of vendors that
professionals. The Office offers a broad array of program-
departments may use for publications services, such as
ming for K-12 teachers and students through its Teacher
writing, editing, design, photography, production, printing
Enhancement Program, the Denver Earth Science Project,
and distribution.
the National Science Academy, and Summer Investigations
Also included on the Public Affairs Web pages are the
for Middle/High Schoolers. The Office also coordinates
Experts Database and official CSM press releases.
educational programs for international corporations and
governments through the International Institute for
In other areas, the Office of Public Affairs plans special
Professional Advancement and hosts the Mine Safety and
events for the campus and maintains media and community
Health Training Program. The SPACE Office also offers a
relations. The CSM president has delegated to Public
variety of web-based distance delivery courses for off-
Affairs the responsibility of speaking for the institution in
campus audiences through Mines On-line. A separate
the day-to-day conduct of business.
bulletin lists the educational programs offered by the
Through committee participation, Public Affairs staff
SPACE Office, CSM, 1600 Arapahoe St., Golden, CO
members provide expertise to the campus in the areas of the
80401. Phone: 303 273-3321; FAX 303 273-3314; email
World Wide Web site, student publications, and emergency
space@mines.edu; website www.mines.edu/Outreach/
response and crisis communications.
Cont_Ed.
For more information, call 303-273-3326.
Telecommunications Center
Research Development
The Telecommunications Center is located at the west
Under the direction of the Dean of Graduate Studies and
end of the Plant Facilities building, and provides telephone
Research, the Office of Research Development (ORD) is
and voicemail services to the campus, residence halls,
responsible for nurturing and expanding CSM’s research
Sigma Nu house, and the Mines Park housing areas. The
experience and expertise to reflect the continually changing
Telecommunications Center also maintains a CSM Campus
internal and external environment in which we live and
Directory in conjunction with the Information Services
work.
department available anytime to faculty, staff, and students
on the Web at http://talus.mines.edu/directory .
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Local telephone service is provided, as part of the
Long distance rates for domestic calling are 0.10 per minute
housing rates (optional for Mines Park residence). The
24 hours a day, seven days a week. International rates are
Telecommunications Center provides maintenance for
available at the Telecommunications Center or through the
telephone lines and services.
Web at http://csmis5.mines.edu/telecomm/Students/
Voicemail service is provided as an optional service by
LongDistanceRates.html . Accounts are issued at the
subscription. The fee is $22.50 per semester, and subscrip-
beginning of the fall semester, or by request at any time.
tion cards are available in the Housing Office, the Telecom-
Monthly long distance charges are assessed to the student
munications Office, or the Web: http://csmis5.mines.edu/
accounts by the fifth of each month for calls made the prior
telecomm/Students/Voicemailsignup.html . The voicemail
month, and invoices are mailed directly to students at their
fee is nonrefundable, except in the case of departure from
campus address. Questions and requests for information for
the campus (refunded at a decreased, monthly prorated rate).
the above services should be directed to the Telecommuni-
cations Center (303) 273-3000 or 1-800-446-9488 and just
The Telecommunications Center provides long distance
say Telecommunications Center, or via the web at http://
services for the Residence Halls, Sigma Nu house, and
csmis5.mines.edu/telecomm/Students/students.html .
Mines Park housing areas through individual account codes.
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Directory of the School
BOARD OF TRUSTEES
PETER HAN, 1993-A.B., University of Chicago; M.B.A.,
JOHN K. COORS 16000 Table Mountain Parkway, Golden,
University of Colorado; Interim Vice President for Institu-
CO 80403
tional Advancement
FRANK ERISMAN Holme Roberts & Owen, 1700 Lincoln
PHILLIP R. ROMIG, 1969-B.S., University of Notre Dame;
St., Suite 4100, Denver, CO 80203
M.S., Ph.D., Colorado School of Mines; Dean of the Office
of Graduate Studies and Research, and Professor of
HUGH W. EVANS 768 Rockway Place, Boulder, CO 80303
Geophysics
KAREN OSTRANDER-KRUG Krug & Sobel, 621
NIGEL T. MIDDLETON, 1990-B.Sc., Ph.D., University of
Seventeenth St., Suite 777, Denver, CO 80293
the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg; Associate Vice President
F. STEVEN MOONEY Thompson Creek Metals Co., 945
for Academic Affairs; Associate Professor of Engineering,
W. Kenyon Ave., Englewood, CO 80110
P.E., S. Africa
DAVID D. POWELL, JR. Holland & Hart, LLP 555
BARBARA M. OLDS, 1982-B.A., Stanford University;
Seventeenth St., Suite 3200, Denver, CO 80202
M.A., Ph.D., University of Denver; Associate Vice
President for Academic Affairs and Professor of Liberal
DAVID. J. WAGNER David Wagner & Associates, P.C.,
Arts and International Studies
8400 E. Prentice Ave., Englewood, CO 80111
JAMES P. ALLEN, 1986-B.A., University of Colorado;
MATTHEW HUTCHINSON Student Representative
Manager of Software Implementation
EMERITUS MEMBERS OF BOT
LINDA J. BALDWIN, 1994-B.S., Iowa State University;
Ms. Sally Vance Allen
Continuing Education Program Coordinator
Mr. Leo N. Bradley
PAUL BARTOS, 2000-B.S., Wayne State University; M.S.,
Mr. Joseph Coors, Sr.
Stanford University; Geology Museum Curator
Mr. Joseph Coors, Jr.
Mr. William K. Coors
GARY L. BAUGHMAN, 1984-B.S.Ch.E., Ohio University;
Mr. Kenneth R. Fenwick
M.S., Ph.D., Colorado School of Mines; Director of Special
Mr. Jack Grynberg
Programs and Continuing Education and Associate
Mr. Don K. Henderson
Research Professor
Mr. Anthony L. Joseph
DAVID G. BEAUSANG, 1993-B.S., Colorado State
Mr. J. Robert Maytag
University; Computing Support Specialist
Mr. Terry P. McNulty
Mr. Donald E. Miller
JUDI A. BONACQUISTI, 1997-B.S., Colorado State
Mr. Randy L. Parcel
University; Assistant Director of the Minority Engineering
Mr. D. Monte Pascoe
Program
Mr. John A. Reeves, Sr.
RICHARD M. BOYD, 2000-B.S., Regis University;
Mr. Fred R. Schwartzberg
Director of Public Safety
Mr. Ted P. Stockmar
Mr. Charles E. Stott, Jr.
STEVEN L. BRIDGEMAN, 1995-B.S., Colorado State
Dr. John W Vanderwilt*
University; Controller
Mr. J. N. Warren
ERLING A. BROSTUEN, 1994-B.A., University of North
Mr. James C. Wilson
Dakota; Continuing Education Program Coordinator and
Mr. Russell L. Wood*
Director of the Energy and Minerals Field Institute
ADMINISTRATION
RONALD L. BRUMMETT, 1993-B.A., Metropolitan State
College; M.A., University of Northern Colorado; M.B.A.,
JOHN U. TREFNY, 1977-B.S., Fordham College; Ph.D.,
University of Colorado Denver; Director of CSM Career
Rutgers University; President, and Vice President for
Center and the Office for Student Development and
Academic Affairs and Dean of Faculty, Professor of Physics
Academic Services
HAROLD R. CHEUVRONT, 1976-84, 1985-B.S., M.A.,
TIMOTHY W. CAKE, 1994-B.S., Colorado State Univer-
West Virginia University; Ph.D., University of Northern
sity; M.S., Regis University; Director of Plant Facilities
Colorado; Vice President for Student Life and Dean of
Students
CAROL R. CHAPMAN, 1999-B.A., Wells College; M.P.A.,
University of Colorado; Executive Assistant to the Vice
ROBERT G. MOORE, 1995 -B.S., Northern Arizona
President for Academic Affairs
University; M.P.A., University of Colorado; Vice President
for Finance and Operations
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KATHLEEN CONNER, 1996-B.S., Indiana State Univer-
ROGER A. KOESTER, 1989-B.A., Grinnell College;
sity; M.A., University of Colorado at Boulder; Director of
M.B.A., Drake University; Director of Financial Aid
Outdoor Recreation
KATHLEEN LAMB, 1986-94, 1995 B.A., Harvard
HILLE L. DAIS, 1999-B.A., M.A., University of Minne-
University; B.A., Metropolitan State College; Computer
sota; B.S., Metropolitan State College of Denver; Associate
Support Specialist
Vice President for Finance and Operations
DEBBY PAGE LANE, 1993-A.A.S. Front Range Commu-
MARY C. DALE, 1984-B.A., Southwestern College; M.A.,
nity College; B.S., Metropolitan State College; M.P.A.,
University of Denver; Assistant for Collaborative Informa-
University of Colorado Denver; Director of Human
tion Development and Support
Resources
MARY DAVIS, 1998-B.S., Metropolitan State College;
DAVID LARUE, 1998-Computer Support Specialist
M.Ed., University of Colorado; Associate Director of
Financial Aid
DEBRA K. LASICH, 1999-B.S., Kearney State College;
M.A., University of Nebraska; Executive Director of the
THERESE DEEGAN-YOUNG, 1987-B.A., St. Louis
Women in Science, Engineering, and Mathematics
University; M.A., University of Colorado; Student Develop-
(WISEM) Program
ment Center Counselor
VIRGINIA LEE, 1996-B.A., M.A., Ph.D., University of
LOUISA DULEY, 2000-B.S., Western State College;
California at Irvine; Web Administrator
Internship Development Coordinator
EDWARD R. LIBERATORE, 1991-B.A., Georgetown
RHONDA L. DVORNAK, 1994-B.S., Colorado School of
University; J.D., Washington College of Law; Director of
Mines; Continuing Education Program Coordinator
Legal Services
ROBERT FERRITER, 1999-A.S., Pueblo Junior College;
CAIRN A. LINDLOFF, 1994-B.S., University of Nevada at
B.S., M.S., Colorado School of Mines; Director, Mine
Reno; M.Ed., University of South Carolina; Director of
Safety and Health Program
Student Activities and Greek Advisor
MELODY A. FRANCISCO, 1988-89, 1991-B.S., Montana
ROBERT A. MacPHERSON, 1988-B.S., United States
State University; Continuing Education Program Coordina-
Naval Academy; Radiation Safety Officer
tor
A. EDWARD MANTZ, 1994-B.S., Colorado School of
ROBERT A. FRANCISCO, 1988-B.S., Montana State
Mines; Director of Green Center
University; Director of Student Life
MICHAEL McGUIRE, 1999-Engineer of Mines, Colorado
GEORGE FUNKEY, 1991-M.S., Michigan Technological
School of Mines; Program Coordinator, SPACE
University; Director of Information Services
LEAH K. McNEILL, 1997-B.A., University of Mississippi;
LISA GOBERIS, 1998-B.S., University of Northern
M.A. University of South Carolina; Director of Public
Colorado; Assistant Director of the Student Center
Relations
KATHLEEN GODEL-GENGENBACH, 1998-B.A., M.A.,
MARY MITTAG-MILLER, 1998-Director of the Office of
University of Denver; Ph.D., University of Colorado;
Research Services
Assistant Director, Office of International Programs
BARBARA MORGAN, 2001-B.S., Montana State
BRUCE P. GOETZ, 1980-84, 1987- B.A., Norwich
University; M.S., University of Wyoming; Director of
University; M.S., M.B.A., Florida Institute of Technology;
Residence Life
Associate Director of Admissions
TRICIA DOUTHIT PAULSON, 1998-B.S., Colorado
SHARON HART, 1999-B.S., Colorado School of Mines;
School of Mines; Assistant Director of Admissions
M.A., University of Colorado; Director of Institutional
Research
ROGER PIERCE, 2000-B.S., Wisconsin Institute of
Technology; SPACE Program Coordinator
R. MICHAEL HAVILAND, 1995-B.A., Athenaeum of
Ohio; M.P.A., University of Pittsburgh; Ed.D., University of
MARY POTT, 1983-B.S., Colorado School of Mines;
Massachusetts; Executive Director, Office of International
Assistant Director of Adminissions and Alumni Association
Programs
Coordinator
MELVIN L. KIRK, 1995-B.S., M.A., University of
JAMES L. PROUD, 1994-B.S., University of Wisconsin,
Northern Colorado; Student Development Center Counselor
Whitewater; M.A., California State Polytechnic University;
Continuing Education Program Coordinator
ROBERT KNECHT, 1977-P.E., M.S., Ph.D., Colorado
School of Mines; Director of EPICS
CAROLYN L. REED, 1980-B.A., Regis University;
Executive Assistant to the President
Colorado School of Mines
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DANIEL ROBINSON, 1999-B.A., University of Colorado;
R. BRUCE ALLISON, B.S., State University of New York
Construction Coordinator
at Cortland; M.S., State University of New York at Albany;
MARIAN E. ROHRER, R,N, 1998-Director, Student Health
Emeritus Professor of Physical Education and Athletics
Center
WILLIAM R. ASTLE, B.A., State University of New York
PHILLIP ROMIG III, 1999-B.A., Nebraska Wesleyan
at New Paltz; M.A., Columbia University; M.A., University
University; M.S., University of Nebraska; Network
of Illinois; Emeritus Professor of Mathematical and
Engineer and Security Specialist
Computer Sciences
SYDNEY SANDROCK, 1995-Assistant to the Vice
HENRY A. BABCOCK, B.S., M.S., Ph.D., University of
President for Finance and Operations
Colorado; Emeritus Professor of Civil Engineering, P.E.
JAHI SIMBAI, 2000-B.S., M.B.A., University of Colorado
RAMON E. BISQUE, B.S., St. Norbert’s College; M.S.
at Boulder; Associate Director of Minority Engineering
Chemistry, M.S. Geology, Ph.D., Iowa State College;
Program
Emeritus Professor of Chemistry and Geochemistry
SUSAN A. SMITH, 1995-B.S., Oklahoma State University;
NORMAN BLEISTEIN, B.S., Brooklyn College; M.S.,
M.A., University of Tulsa; Registrar
Ph.D., New York University; Emeritus Professor of
Mathematical and Computer Sciences
RUTH A. STREVELER, 1994-B.A., Indiana University;
M.S., Ohio State University; Ph.D., University of Hawaii
ARDEL J. BOES, B.A., St. Ambrose College; M.S., Ph.D.,
Manoa; Director of Academic Services
Purdue University; Professor of Mathematical and
Computer Sciences
DON VELAZQUEZ, 1989-A.S., Idaho State University;
B.S., University of Idaho; Recruitment and Retention
AUSTIN R. BROWN, B.A., Grinnell College; M.A., Ph.D.,
Specialist, Minority Engineering Program
Yale University; Emeritus Professor of Mathematical and
Computer Sciences
ANNE STARK WALKER, 1999-B.S., Northwestern
University; J.D., University of Denver; Staff Attorney
JAMES T. BROWN, B.A., Ph.D., University of Colorado;
Emeritus Professor of Physics
CAROL L. WARD, 1993-B.S., Ohio State University;
M.A., Denver University; Computer Support Engineer
W. REX BULL, B.Sc., App. Diploma in Mineral Dressing,
Leeds University; Ph.D., University of Queensland;
LOUISE WILDEMAN, 1998-B.A., Smith College; M.A.,
Emeritus Professor of Metallurgical and Materials Engineer-
University of Wisconsin; Assistant Director of Career
ing
Planning and Placement
JERROLD J. BURNETT, A.S. in E.E., Arlington State
DEREK J. WILSON, 1982-B.S., University of Montana;
College; B.A., Texas A&M University; M.S., Texas A&I
Director of the Computing Center
College; Ph.D., University of Oklahoma; Emeritus Professor
A. WILLIAM YOUNG, 1974-B.S., North Carolina State
of Physics, P.E.
University; M.S., University of Denver; Director of
BETTY J. CANNON, B.A., M.A., University of Alabama;
Enrollment Management and Associate Vice President for
Ph.D., University of Colorado; Emeritus Associate
Student Life
Professor of Liberal Arts and International Studies
EDWARD A. ZITT, 1991-Manager of Financial Computing
W. JOHN CIESLEWICZ, B.A., St. Francis College; M.A.,
M.S., University of Colorado; Emeritus Associate Professor
EMERITI
of Slavic Studies and Foreign Languages
GEORGE S. ANSELL, B.S., M.S., Ph.D., Rensselaer
Polytechnic Institute; Emeritus President and Professor of
JOHN A. CORDES, B.A., J.D., M.A., University of Iowa;
Metallurgical Engineering, P.E.
Ph.D., Colorado State University; Emeritus Associate
Professor of Economics and Business
THEODORE A. BICKART, B.E.S., M.S.E., D.Engr., The
Johns Hopkins University; Emeritus President and Professor
STEPHEN R. DANIEL, 1966-Min. Eng.- Chem., M.S.,
of Engineering
Ph.D., Colorado School of Mines; Emeritus Professor of
Chemistry and Geochemistry
GUY T. McBRIDE, JR. B.S., University of Texas; D.Sc.,
Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Emeritus President,
GERALD L. DEPOORTER, B.S., University of Washing-
P.E.
ton; M.S., Ph.D., University of California at Berkeley;
Emeritus Associate Professor of Metallurgical and Materials
JOHN F. ABEL, JR. E.M., M.Sc., E.Sc., Colorado School
Engineering
of Mines; Emeritus Professor of Mining Engineering
RICHARD H. DeVOTO, A.B., Dartmouth College; M.Sc.,
Thayer School of Engineering Dartmouth College; D.Sc.,
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Colorado School of Mines; Emeritus Professor of Geology,
JOHN W. HANCOCK, A.B., Colorado State College;
P.E.
Emeritus Professor of Physical Education and Athletics
DONALD I. DICKINSON, B.A., Colorado State Univer-
ROBERT C. HANSEN, E.M., Colorado School of Mines;
sity; M.A., University of New Mexico; Emeritus Professor
M.S.M.E., Bradley University; Ph.D., University of Illinois;
of Liberal Arts and International Studies
Emeritus Professor of Engineering, P.E.
J. PATRICK DYER, B.P.E., Purdue University; Emeritus
PETER HARTLEY,, B.A., M.A., University of Colorado;
Associate Professor of Physical Education and Athletics
Ph.D., University of New Mexico; Emeritus Associate
Professor of Liberal Arts and International Studies
WILTON E. ECKLEY, A.B., Mount Union College; M.A.,
The Pennsylvania State University; Ph.D., Case Western
JOHN D. HAUN, A.B., Berea College; M.A., Ph.D.,
Reserve University; Emeritus Professor of Liberal Arts and
University of Wyoming; Emeritus Professor of Geology,
International Studies
P.E.
KENNETH W. EDWARDS, B.S., University of Michigan;
T. GRAHAM HEREFORD, B.A., Ph.D. University of
M.A., Dartmouth College; Ph.D., University of Colorado;
Virginia; Emeritus Professor of Liberal Arts and Interna-
Emeritus Professor of Chemistry and Geochemistry
tional Studies
JOSEPH J. FINNEY, B.S., United States Merchant Marine
JOHN A. HOGAN, B.S., University of Cincinnati; M.A.,
Academy; M.S., University of New Mexico; Ph.D.,
Lehigh University; Professor of Liberal Arts and Interna-
University of Wisconsin; Emeritus Professor of Geology
tional Studies
EDWARD G. FISHER, B.S., M.A., University of Illinois;
MATTHEW J. HREBAR, III, B.S., The Pennsylvania State
Emeritus Professor of English
University; M.S., University of Arizona; Ph.D., Colorado
School of Mines; Emeritus Associate Professor of Mining
DAVID E. FLETCHER, B.S., M.A., Colorado College;
Engineering
M.S.B.A., Ph.D., University of Denver; Emeritus Professor
of Economics and Business
WILLIAM A. HUSTRULID, B.S., M.S., Ph.D., University
of Minnesota; Emeritus Professor of Mining Engineering
S. DALE FOREMAN, B.S., Texas Technological College;
M.S., Ph.D., University of Colorado; Emeritus Professor of
RICHARD W. HUTCHINSON, B.Sc., University of
Civil Engineering, P.E.
Western Ontario; M.Sc., Ph.D., University of Wisconsin;
Charles Franklin Fogarty Professor in Economic Geology;
JAMES H. GARY B.S., M.S., Virginia Polytechnic
Emeritus Professor of Geology and Geological Engineering
Institute; Ph.D., University of Florida; Emeritus Professor of
Chemical Engineering and Petroleum Refining, P.E.
ABDELWAHID IBRAHIM, B.S., University of Cairo;
M.S., University of Kansas; Ph.D., Michigan State
DONALD W. GENTRY, B.S., University of Illinois; M.S.,
University; Emeritus Associate Professor of Geophysics
University of Nevada; Ph.D., University of Arizona;
Professor of Mining Engineering, P.E.
GEORGE W. JOHNSON, B.A., University of Illinois;
M.A., University of Chicago; Emeritus Professor of English
JOHN O. GOLDEN, B.E., M.S., Vanderbilt University;
Ph.D., Iowa State University; Emeriti Professor of Chemical
JAMES G. JOHNSTONE, Geol.E., Colorado School of
Engineering and Petroleum Refining, P.E.
Mines; M.S., Purdue University; (Professional Engineer);
Emeritus Professor of Civil Engineering
THOMAS L. T. GROSE, B.S., M.S., University of
Washington; Ph.D., Stanford University; Emeritus Professor
THOMAS A. KELLY, B.S., C.E., University of Colorado;
of Geology and Geological Engineering
Emeritus Professor of Basic Engineering, P.E.
C. RICHARD GROVES, B.S., M.S., Purdue University;
GEORGE H. KENNEDY, B.S., University of Oregon; M.S.,
Emeritus Professor of Engineering
Ph.D., Oregon State University; Emeritus Professor of
Chemistry and Geochemistry
RAYMOND R. GUTZMAN, A.B., Fort Hays State College;
M.S., State University of Iowa; Emeritus Professor of
ARTHUR J. KIDNAY, P.R.E., D.Sc., Colorado School of
Mathematical and Computer Sciences
Mines; M.S., University of Colorado; Emeritus Professor of
Chemical Engineering and Petroleum Refining, P.E.
FRANK A. HADSELL, B.S., M.S., University of Wyoming;
D.Sc., Colorado School of Mines; Emeritus Professor of
R. EDWARD KNIGHT. B.S., University of Tulsa; M.A.,
Geophysics
University of Denver; Emeritus Professor of Engineering
FRANK G. HAGIN, B.A., Bethany Nazarene College;
RONALD W. KLUSMAN, 1972-B.S., M.A., Ph.D., Indiana
M.A., Southern Methodist University; Ph.D., University of
University; Emeritus Professor of Chemistry and Geochem-
Colorado; Emeritus Professor of Mathematical and
istry
Computer Sciences
Colorado School of Mines
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GEORGE KRAUSS, B.S., Lehigh University; M.S., Sc.D.,
GABRIEL M. NEUNZERT, B.S., M.Sc., Colorado School
Massachusetts Institute of Technology; University Emeritus
of Mines; (Professional Land Surveyor); Emeritus Associate
Professor of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, P.E.
Professor of Engineering
DONALD LANGMUIR, A.B., M.A., Ph.D., Harvard
ROBERT W. PEARSON, P.E., Colorado School of Mines;
University; Emeritus Professor of Chemistry and Geochem-
Emeritus Associate Professor of Physical Education and
istry and Emeritus Professor of Environmental Science &
Athletics and Head Soccer Coach
Engineering
ANTON G. PEGIS, B.A., Western State College; M.A.,
WILLIAM B. LAW, B.Sc., University of Nevada; Ph.D.,
Ph.D., University of Denver; Emeritus Professor of English
Ohio State University; Emeritus Associate Professor of
HARRY C. PETERSON, B.S.M.E., Colorado State
Physics
University; M.S., Ph.D., Cornell University; Emeritus
FRED R. LEFFLER, B.S.E.E., University of Denver; M.S.,
Professor of Engineering
Ph.D., Oregon State University; Emeritus Professor of
ALFRED PETRICK, JR., A.B., B.S., M.S., Columbia
Engineering, P.E.
University; M.B.A., University of Denver; Ph.D., University
V. ALLEN LONG, A.B., McPherson College; A.M.,
of Colorado; Emeritus Professor of Mineral Economics, P.E.
University of Nebraska; Ph.D., University of Colorado;
THOMAS PHILIPOSE, B.A., M.A., Presidency College-
Emeritus Professor of Physics
University of Madras; Ph.D., University of Denver;
GEORGE B. LUCAS, B.S., Tulane University; Ph.D., Iowa
University Emeritus Professor of Liberal Arts and Interna-
State University; Emeritus Professor of Chemistry and
tional Studies
Geochemistry
STEVEN A. PRUESS, B.S., Iowa State University; M.S.,
MAURICE W. MAJOR, B.A., Denison University; Ph.D.,
Ph.D., Purdue University; Emeritus Professor of Mathemati-
Columbia University; Emeritus Professor of Geophysics
cal and Computer Sciences
DONALD C.B. MARSH, B.S., M.S., University of
ODED RUDAWSKY, B.S., M.S., Ph.D., The Pennsylvania
Arizona; Ph.D., University of Colorado; Emeritus Professor
State University; Emeritus Professor of Mineral Economics
of Mathematical and Computer Sciences
ARTHUR Y. SAKAKURA, B.S., M.S., Massachusetts
SCOTT J. MARSHALL, B.S., University of Denver;
Institute of Technology; Ph.D., University of Colorado;
Emeritus Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering, P.E.
Emeritus Associate Professor of Physics
JEAN P. MATHER, B.S.C., M.B.A., University of Denver;
MIKLOS D. G. SALAMON, Dipl.Eng., Polytechnical
M.A., Princeton University; Emeritus Professor of Mineral
University, Hungary; Ph.D., University of Durham,
Economics
England; Emeritus Professor of Mining Engineering
FRANK S. MATHEWS, B.A., M.A., University of British
MAYNARD SLAUGHTER, B.S., Ohio University; M.A.,
Columbia; Ph.D., Oregon State University; Emeritus
University of Missouri; Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh;
Professor of Physics
Emeritus Professor of Chemistry and Geochemistry
RUTH A. MAURER, B.S., M.S., Colorado State Univer-
JOSEPH D. SNEED, 1980-B.A., Rice University; M.S.,
sity; Ph.D., Colorado School of Mines; Emeritus Associate
University of Illinois; Ph.D., Stanford University; Emeritus
Professor of Mathematical and Computer Sciences
Professor of Liberal Arts and International Studies
ROBERT S. McCANDLESS, B.A., Colorado State College;
CHARLES W. STARKS, Met.E., M.Met.E, Colorado
Emeritus Professor of Physical Education and Athletics
School of Mines; Emeritus Associate Professor of Chemis-
MICHAEL B. McGRATH, B.S.M.E., M.S., University of
try, P.E.
Notre Dame; Ph.D., University of Colorado; Emeritus
FRANKLIN J. STERMOLE, B.S., M.S., Ph.D., Iowa State
Professor of Engineering
University; Emeritus Professor of Chemical Engineering
BILL J. MITCHELL, B.S., M.S., Ph.D., University of
and Petroleum Refining/Mineral Economics, P.E.
Oklahoma; Emeritus Professor of Petroleum Engineering
ROBERT J. TAYLOR, BAE School of the Art Institute;
WILLIAM M. MUELLER, Met. E., M.S., D.Sc., Colorado
M.A., University of Denver; Emeritus Associate Professor
School of Mines; Emeritus Vice President for Academic
of Engineering
Affairs and Dean of Faculty and Emeritus Professor of
JOHN E. TILTON, 1985-B.A., Princeton University; M.A.,
Metallurgical Engineering, P.E.
Ph.D., Yale University; Coulter Professor of Mineral
KARL R. NEWMAN, B.S., M.S., University of Michigan;
Economics; Emeritus Professor of Economics and Business
Ph.D., University of Colorado; Emeritus Professor of
GUY H. TOWLE, Geol.E., Ph.D., Colorado School of
Geology
Mines; Emeritus Associate Professor of Geophysics
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FUN-DEN WANG, B.S., Taiwan Provincial Cheng-Kung
REUBEN T. COLLINS, 1994-B.A., University of Northern
University; M.S., Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana;
Iowa; M.S., Ph.D., California Institute of Technology;
Emeritus Professor of Mining Engineering
Professor of Physics
ROBERT J. WEIMER, B.A., M.A., University of Wyoming;
CAROL DAHL, 1991-B.A., University of Wisconsin;
Ph.D., Stanford University; Emeritus Professor of Geologi-
Ph.D., University of Minnesota; Professor of Economics
cal Engineering, P.E.
and Business
J. EDWARD WHITE, B.A., M.A., University of Texas;
THOMAS L. DAVIS, 1980-B.E., University of
Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Emeritus
Saskatchewan; M.Sc., University of Calgary; Ph.D.,
Professor of Geophysics, P.E.
Colorado School of Mines; Professor of Geophysics
WALTER W. WHITMAN, B.E., Ph.D., Cornell University;
ANTHONY DEAN, 2000-B.S., Springhill College; A.M.,
Emeritus Professor of Geophysics
Ph.D., Harvard University; William K. Coors Distinguished
RONALD V. WIEDENHOEFT, B.C.E., Cornell University;
Chair in Chemical Engineering and Professor of Chemical
M.A., University of Wisconsin; Ph.D., Columbia Univer-
Engineering and Petroleum Refining
sity; Emeritus Professor of Liberal Arts and International
JOHN A. DeSANTO, 1983-B.S., M.A., Villanova Univer-
Studies
sity; M.S., Ph.D., University of Michigan; Professor of
THOMAS R. WILDEMAN, 1967-B.S., College of St.
Mathematical and Computer Sciences
Thomas; Ph.D., University of Wisconsin; Emeritus
DEAN W. DICKERHOOF, 1961-B.S., University of Akron;
Professor of Chemistry and Geochemistry
M.S., Ph.D., University of Illinois; Professor of Chemistry
JOHN T. WILLIAMS, B.S., Hamline University; M.S.,
and Geochemistry
University of Minnesota; Ph.D., Iowa State College;
GLEN R. EDWARDS, 1976-Met. Engr., Colorado School
Emeritus Professor of Chemistry and Geochemistry
of Mines; M.S., University of New Mexico; Ph.D., Stanford
DON L. WILLIAMSON, B.S., Lamar University; M.S.,
University; Professor of Metallurgical and Materials
Ph.D., University of Washington; Emeritus Professor of
Engineering
Physics
RODERICK G. EGGERT, 1986-A.B., Dartmouth College;
ROBERT D. WITTERS, B.A., University of Colorado;
M.S., Ph.D., The Pennsylvania State University; Professor
Ph.D., Montana State College; Emeritus Professor of
of Economics and Business and Division Director
Chemistry and Geochemistry
JAMES F. ELY, 1991-B.S., Butler University; Ph.D.,
F. RICHARD YEATTS, B.S., The Pennsylvania State
Indiana University; Professor of Chemical Engineering and
University; M.S., Ph.D., University of Arizona; Emeritus
Petroleum Refining and Head of Department
Professor of Physics
GRAEME FAIRWEATHER, 1994-B.Sc., Ph.D., University
VICTOR F. YESAVAGE, 1973-B.Ch.E., The Cooper
of St. Andrews Scotland; Professor of Mathematical and
Union; M.S.E., Ph.D., University of Michigan; Emeritus
Computer Sciences and Head of Department
Professor of Chemical Engineering and Petroleum Refining
JOHN R. FANCHI, 1998-B.S. University of Denver; M.S.,
University of Mississippi; Ph.D., University of Houston;
PROFESSORS
Professor of Petroleum Engineering
ROBERT M. BALDWIN, 1975-B.S., M.S., Iowa State
University; Ph.D., Colorado School of Mines; Professor of
ROBERT FRODEMAN, 2001-B.S., M.S., Brigham Young
Chemical Engineering and Petroleum Refining
University; Ph.D., Cambridge University; Hennebach
Visiting Professor
BERNARD BIALECKI, 1995-M.S., University of Warsaw,
Poland; Ph.D., University of Utah; Professor of Mathemati-
THOMAS E. FURTAK, 1986-B.S., University of Nebraska;
cal and Computer Sciences
Ph.D., Iowa State University; Professor of Physics
ANNETTE L. BUNGE, 1981-B.S., State University of New
JOAN P. GOSINK, 1991-B.S., Massachusetts Institute of
York at Buffalo; Ph.D., University of California at Berkeley;
Technology; M.S., Old Dominion University; Ph.D.,
Professor of Chemical Engineering and Petroleum Refining
University of California - Berkeley; Professor of Engineer-
ing and Division Director
F. EDWARD CECIL, 1976-B.S., University of Maryland;
M.A., Ph.D., Princeton University; Professor of Physics
D. VAUGHAN GRIFFITHS, 1994-B.Sc., Ph.D., D.Sc.,
University of Manchester; M.S., University of California
JIN S. CHUNG, 1980-B.S.E., Seoul National University;
Berkeley; Professor of Engineering, P.E.
M.S., University of California at Berkeley; Ph.D., Univer-
sity of Michigan at Ann Arbor; Professor of Engineering
JOHN P. HAGER, 1965-B.S., Montana School of Mines;
M.S., Missouri School of Mines; Sc.D., Massachusetts
Institute of Technology; Hazen Research Professor of
Colorado School of Mines
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Extractive Metallurgy; Professor of Metallurgical and
Charles Henry Green Professor of Exploration Geophysics;
Materials Engineering
Professor of Geophysics
WENDY J. HARRISON, 1988-B.S., Ph.D., University of
KEENAN LEE, 1970-B.S., M.S., Louisiana State Univer-
Manchester; Professor of Geology and Geological Engineer-
sity; Ph.D., Stanford University; Professor of Geology and
ing
Geological Engineering
WILLY A. M. HEREMAN, 1989-B.S., M.S., Ph.D., State
MARK A. LINNE, 1989-B.S., University of Minnesota;
University of Ghent, Belgium; Professor of Mathematical
M.S., Ph.D., Stanford University; Professor of Engineering
and Computer Sciences
STEPHEN LIU, 1987-B.S., M.S., Universitdade Federal de
MURRAY W. HITZMAN, 1996-A.B., Dartmouth College;
MG, Brazil; Ph.D., Colorado School of Mines; Professor of
M.S., University of Washington; Ph.D., Stanford University;
Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, CEng, U.K.
Charles Franklin Fogarty Distinguished Chair in Economic
DONALD L. MACALADY, 1982-B.S., The Pennsylvania
Geology; Professor of Geology and Geological Engineering
State University; Ph.D., University of Wisconsin at
and Interim Department Head
Madison; Professor of Chemistry and Geochemistry
BRUCE D. HONEYMAN, 1992-B.S., M.S., Ph.D, Stanford
PATRICK MacCARTHY, 1976-B.Sc., M.Sc., University
University; Professor of Environmental Science and
College, Galway, Ireland; M.S., Northwestern University;
Engineering
Ph.D., University of Cincinnati; Professor of Chemistry and
NEIL F. HURLEY, 1996-B.S., University of Southern
Geochemistry
California; M.S., University of Wisconsin at Madison;
PAUL A. MARTIN, 1999-B.S., University of Bristol; M.S.,
Ph.D., University of Michigan; Charles Boettcher Distin-
Ph.D., University of Manchester; Professor of Mathematical
guished Chair in Petroleum Geology; Professor of Geology
and Computer Sciences
and Geological Engineering
GERARD P. MARTINS, 1969-B.Sc., University of London;
TISSA ILLANGASEKARE, 1998-B.Sc., University of
Ph.D., State University of New York at Buffalo; Professor
Ceylon, Peradeniya; M. Eng., Asian Instititue of Technol-
of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
ogy; Ph.D., Colorado State University; Professor and
AMAX Distinguished Chair in Environmental Science and
DAVID K. MATLOCK, 1972-B.S., University of Texas at
Engineering, P.E.
Austin; M.S., Ph.D., Stanford University; Charles F. Fogarty
Professor of Metallurgical Engineering sponsored by the
PAUL W. JAGODZINSKI, 2001-B.S., Polytechnic Institute
ARMCO Foundation; Professor of Metallurgical and
of Brooklyn; Ph. D., Texas A&M; Professor of Chemistry
Materials Engineering, P.E.
and Geochemistry and Head of Department
JAMES A. McNEIL, 1986-B.S., Lafayette College; M.S.,
ALEXANDER A. KAUFMAN, 1977-Ph.D., Institute of
Ph.D., University of Maryland; Professor of Physics and
Physics of the Earth, Moscow; D.T.Sc., Siberian Branch
Head of Department
Academy; Professor of Geophysics
RONALD L. MILLER, 1986-B.S., M.S., University of
MARVIN L. KAY, 1966-E.M., Colorado School of Mines;
Wyoming; Ph.D., Colorado School of Mines; Professor of
Professor of Physical Education and Athletics; Head of
Chemical Engineering and Petroleum Refining
Department and Director of Athletics
BRAJENDRA MISHRA, 1997-B. Tech. Indian Institute of
ROBERT J. KEE, 1996-B.S., University of Idaho; M.S.
Technology; M.S., Ph.D., University of Minnesota;
Stanford University; Ph.D., University of California at
Professor of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
Davis; George R. Brown Distinguished Professor of
Engineering; Professor of Engineering
CARL MITCHAM, 1999-B.A., M.A., University of
Colorado; Ph.D., Fordham University; Professor of Liberal
ROBERT H. KING, 1981-B.S., University of Utah; M.S.,
Arts and International Studies
Ph.D., The Pennsylvania State University; Professor of
Engineering
JOHN J. MOORE, 1989-B.Sc., University of Surrey,
England; Ph.D., University of Birmingham, England;
FRANK V. KOWALSKI, 1980-B.S., University of Puget
Trustees Professor of Metallurgical and Materials Engineer-
Sound; Ph.D., Stanford University; Professor of Physics
ing, and Head of Department
RAGHU KRISHNAPURAM, 1997-B. Tech. Indian
BARBARA M. OLDS, 1984-B.A., Stanford University;
Institute of Technology; M.S., Louisiana State University;
M.A., Ph.D., University of Denver; Associate Vice
Ph.D., Carnegie Mellon; Professor of Mathematical and
President for Academic Affairs and Professor of Liberal
Computer Sciences
Arts and International Studies
KENNETH L. LARNER, 1988-B.S., Colorado School of
Mines; Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology;
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GARY R. OLHOEFT, 1994-B.S.E.E., M.S.E.E, Massachu-
ARTHUR B. SACKS, 1993-B.A., Brooklyn College; M.A.,
setts Institute of Technology; Ph.D., University of Toronto;
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison; Professor of
Professor of Geophysics
Liberal Arts and International Studies and Division Director
DAVID L. OLSON, 1972-B.S., Washington State Univer-
JOHN A. SCALES, 1992-B.S., University of Delaware;
sity; Ph.D., Cornell University; John H. Moore Distin-
Ph.D., University of Colorado; Professor of Geophysics
guished Professor of Physical Metallurgy; Professor of
FRANKLIN D. SCHOWENGERDT, 1973-B.S., M.S.,
Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, P.E.
Ph.D., University of Missouri at Rolla; Professor of Physics
UGUR OZBAY, 1998-B.S., Middle East Technical
PANKAJ K. SEN, 2000-B.S., Jadavpur University; M.E.,
University of Ankara; M.S., Ph.D., University of the
Ph.D., Technical University of Nova Scotia. Professor of
Witwatersrand; Professor of Mining Engineering
Engineering
LEVENT OZDEMIR, 1977-B.S., M.S., Ph.D., Colorado
RAHMAT A. SHOURESHI, 1994-B.S., Sharif University
School of Mines; Director of Excavation Engineering and
of Technology; M.S., Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of
Earth Mechanics Institute and Professor of Mining
Technology; Gerard August Dobelman Distinguished
Engineering, P.E.
Professor of Engineering; Professor of Engineering
EUL-SOO PANG, 1986-B.A., Marshall University; M.A.,
ROBERT SIEGRIST, 1997-B.S., M.S., Ph.D. University of
Ohio University; Ph.D., University of California at
Wisconsin; Professor of Environmental Science and
Berkeley; Professor of Liberal Arts and International
Engineering and Interim Department Head, P.E., WI
Studies
E. DENDY SLOAN, JR., 1976-B.S.Ch.E., M.S., Ph.D.,
MICHAEL J. PAVELICH, 1977-B.S., University of Notre
Clemson University; Weaver Distinguished Professor in
Dame; Ph.D., State University of New York at Buffalo;
Chemical Engineering and Petroleum Refining and
Professor of Chemistry and Geochemistry
Professor of Chemical Engineering and Petroleum Refining,
MAX PEETERS - 1998-M. Sc. Delft University; Western
P.E.
Atlas Int’l Distinguished Chair in Borehole Geophysics/
ROEL K. SNIEDER, 2000-Drs., Utrecht University; M.A.,
Petrophysics; Professor of Geophysics
Princeton University; Ph.D., Utrecht University; W.M. Keck
EILEEN P. POETER, 1987-B.S., Lehigh University; M.S.,
Foundation Distinguished Chair in Exploration Science and
Ph.D., Washington State University; Professor of Geology
Professor of Geophysics
and Geological Engineering, P.E.
JOHN G. SPEER, 1997-B.S., Lehigh University; Ph.D.,
DENNIS W. READEY, 1989-B.S., University of Notre
Oxford University; Professor of Metallurgical and Materials
Dame; Sc.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology;
Engineering
Herman F. Coors Distinguished Professor of Ceramic
JOHN U. TREFNY, 1977-B.S., Fordham College; Ph.D.,
Engineering; Professor of Metallurgical and Materials
Rutgers University; Interim President and Vice President for
Engineering
Academic Affairs and Dean of Faculty, Professor of Physics
ALYN P. ROCKWOOD, 2001-B.Sc., M.Sc., Brigham
ILYA D. TSVANKIN, 1992-B.S., M.S., Ph.D., Moscow
Young University; Ph.D., Cambridge University; Professor
State University; Professor of Geophysics
of Mathematical and Computer Sciences
A. KEITH TURNER, 1972-B.Sc., Queen’s University,
SAMUEL B. ROMBERGER, 1974-B.S., Ph.D., The
Kingston, Ontario; M.A., Columbia University; Ph.D.,
Pennsylvania State University; Professor of Geology and
Purdue University; Professor of Geology and Geological
Geological Engineering
Engineering, P.E.
PHILLIP R. ROMIG, 1969-B.S., University of Notre Dame;
CHESTER J. VAN TYNE, 1988-B.A., B.S., M.S., Ph.D.,
M.S., Ph.D., Colorado School of Mines; Dean of the Office
Lehigh University; FIERF Professor and Professor of
of Graduate Studies and Research, and Professor of
Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, P.E., PA
Geophysics
CRAIG W. VAN KIRK, 1978-B.S., M.S., University of
PHILIPPE ROSS, 1998-B.Sc., McGill University; M.Sc.,
Southern California; Ph.D., Colorado School of Mines;
McGill University; Ph.D., University of Waterloo; Professor
Professor of Petroleum Engineering and Head of Depart-
of Environmental Science and Engineering and Division
ment, P.E.
Director
KENT J. VOORHEES, 1978-B.S., M.S., Ph.D., Utah State
TIBOR G. ROZGONYI, 1995-B.S., Eger Teachers College,
University; Professor of Chemistry and Geochemistry
Hungary; M.S., Ph.D., Technical University of Miskolc,
Hungary; Professor of Mining Engineering and Head of
JUNPING WANG, 1999-B.S., Hebei Teacher’s University,
Department
Shijiazhuang, China; M.S., Institute of Systems Science,
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Academia Sinica, Beijing; M.S., Ph.D., University of
JOHN B. CURTIS, 1990-B.A., M.S., Miami University;
Chicago; Professor of Mathematical and Computer Sciences
Ph.D., The Ohio State University; Associate Professor of
JOHN E. WARME, 1979-B.A., Augustana College; Ph.D.,
Geology and Geological Engineering
University of California at Los Angeles; Professor of
KADRI DAGDELEN, 1992-B.S., M.S., Ph.D., Colorado
Geology and Geological Engineering
School of Mines; Associate Professor of Mining Engineer-
RICHARD F. WENDLANDT, 1987-B.A., Dartmouth
ing
College; Ph.D., The Pennsylvania State University;
GRAHAM A. DAVIS, 1993-B.S., Queen’s University at
Professor of Geology and Geological Engineering
Kingston; M.B.A., University of Cape Town; Ph.D., The
ROBERT E. D. WOOLSEY, 1969-B.S., M.S., Ph.D.,
Pennsylvania State University; Associate Professor of
University of Texas at Austin; Professor of Economics and
Economics and Business
Business
MAARTEN V. DeHOOP, 1997-B.Sc., M.Sc., State
BAKI YARAR, 1980-B.Sc., M.Sc., Middle East Technical
University of Utrecht; Ph.D., Delft University of Technol-
University, Ankara; Ph.D., University of London; Professor
ogy; Associate Professor of Mathematical and Computer
of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
Science
TERENCE K. YOUNG, 1979-1982, 2000-B.A., Stanford
JOHN R. DORGAN, 1992-B.S., University of Massachu-
University; M.S., Ph.D., Colorado School of Mines;
setts Amherst; Ph.D., University of California Berkeley;
Professor of Geophysics and Head of Department
Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering and Petroleum
Refining
ASSOCIATE PROFESSORS
MARK EBERHART, 1998 - B.S., M.S. University of
BARBARA B. BATH, 1989-B.A., M.A., University of
Colorado; Ph.D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology;
Kansas; Ph.D., American University; Associate Professor of
Associate Professor of Chemistry and Geochemistry
Mathematical and Computer Sciences
JOHN C. EMERICK, 1980-B.S., University of Washington;
JOHN R. BERGER, 1994-B.S., M. S., Ph.D., University of
M.A., Ph.D., University of Colorado; Associate Professor of
Maryland; Associate Professor of Engineering
Environmental Science and Engineering
THOMAS M. BOYD, 1993-B.S., M.S., Virginia Polytech-
LINDA A. FIGUEROA, 1990-B.S., University of Southern
nic Institute and State University; Ph.D., Columbia
California; M.S., Ph.D., University of Colorado; Associate
University; Associate Professor of Geophysics
Professor of Environmental Science and Engineering, P.E.,
TRACY KAY CAMP, 1998-B.A. Kalamazoo College; M.S.
CA
Michigan State University; Ph.D. College of William and
ROBERT H. FROST, 1977-Met.E. Ph.D., Colorado School
Mary; Associate Professor of Mathematical and Computer
of Mines; S.M.,M.E., Massachusetts Institute of Technol-
Sciences
ogy; Associate Professor of Metallurgical and Materials
RICHARD L. CHRISTIANSEN, 1990-B.S.Ch.E., Univer-
Engineering
sity of Utah; Ph.D.Ch.E., University of Wisconsin;
MICHAEL GARDNER, 2000-B.A., University of Colorado
Associate Professor of Petroleum Engineering
at Boulder; Ph.D., Colorado School of Mines; Associate
L. GRAHAM CLOSS, 1978-A.B., Colgate University;
Professor of Geology and Geological Engineering
M.S., University of Vermont; Ph.D., Queen’s University,
RAMONA M. GRAVES, 1982-B.S., Kearney State College;
Kingston, Ontario; Associate Professor of Geology and
Ph.D., Colorado School of Mines; Associate Professor of
Geological Engineering, P.E.
Petroleum Engineering
RONALD R. H. COHEN, 1985-B.A., Temple University;
JERRY D. HIGGINS, 1986-B.S., Southwest Missouri State
Ph.D., University of Virginia; Associate Professor of
University; M.S., Ph.D., University of Missouri at Rolla;
Environmental Science and Engineering
Associate Professor of Geology and Geological Engineering
SCOTT W. COWLEY, 1979-B.S., M.S., Utah State
WILLIAM A. HOFF, 1994-B.S., Illinois Institute of
University; Ph.D., Southern Illinois University; Associate
Technology; M.S., Ph.D., University of Illinois-Champaign/
Professor of Chemistry and Geochemistry
Urbana; Associate Professor of Engineering
TIMOTHY A. CROSS, 1984-B.A., Oberlin College; M.S.,
GREGORY S. HOLDEN, 1978-B.S., University of
University of Michigan; Ph.D., University of Southern
Redlands; M.S., Washington State University; Ph.D.,
California; Associate Professor of Geology and Geological
University of Wyoming; Associate Professor of Geology
Engineering
and Geological Engineering
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JOHN D. HUMPHREY, 1991-B.S., University of Vermont;
WILLIAM C. NAVIDI, 1996-B.A., New College; M.A.,
M.S., Ph.D., Brown University; Associate Professor of
Michigan State University; M.A., Ph.D., University of
Geology and Geological Engineering
California at Berkeley; Associate Professor of Mathematical
PANOS KIOUSIS, 1999-Ph.D., Louisiana State University;
and Computer Sciences
Associate Professor of Engineering
ERIC P. NELSON, 1981-B.S., California State University at
DANIEL M. KNAUSS, 1996-B.S., The Pennsylvania State
Northridge; M.A., Rice University; M.Phil., Ph.D.,
University; Ph.D., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State
Columbia University; Associate Professor of Geology and
University; Associate Professor of Chemistry and Geochem-
Geological Engineering
istry
KARL R. NELSON, 1974-Geol.E., M.S., Colorado School
KENNETH E. KOLM, 1984-B.S., Lehigh University; M.S.,
of Mines; Ph.D., University of Colorado; Associate
Ph.D., University of Wyoming; Associate Professor of
Professor of Engineering, P.E.
Environmental Science and Engineering
KATHLEEN H. OCHS, 1980-B.A., University of Oregon;
YAOGUO LI, 1999-B.S., Wuhan College of Geology,
M.A.T., Wesleyan University; M.A., Ph.D., University of
China; Ph.D., University of British Columbia; Associate
Toronto; Associate Professor of Liberal Arts and Interna-
Professor of Geophysics
tional Studies
NING LU, 1997-B.S. Wuhan University of Technology;
TIMOTHY R. OHNO, 1992-B.S., University of Alberta;
M.S., Ph.D. Johns Hopkins University; Associate Professor
Ph.D., University of Maryland; Associate Professor of
of Engineering
Physics
MARK T. LUSK, 1994-B.S., United States Naval Academy;
ERDAL OZKAN, 1998-B.S., M.Sc. Istanbul Technical
M.S., Colorado State University; Ph.D., California Institute
University; Ph.D. University of Tulsa; Associate Professor
of Technology; Associate Professor of Engineering
of Petroleum Engineering
KEVIN W. MANDERNACK, 1996-B.S., University of
LAURA J. PANG, 1985-B.A., University of Colorado;
Wisconsin Madison; Ph.D., University of California San
M.A., Ph.D., Vanderbilt University; Associate Professor of
Diego; Associate Professor of Chemistry and Geochemistry
Liberal Arts and International Studies
DAVID W.M. MARR, 1995-B.S., University of California,
TERENCE E. PARKER, 1994-B.S., M.S., Stanford
Berkeley; M.S., Ph.D., Stanford University; Associate
University; Ph.D., University of California Berkeley;
Professor of Chemical Engineering and Petroleum Refining
Associate Professor of Engineering
WADE E. MARTIN, 1989-B.S., Southern Oregon State
IVAR E. REIMANIS, 1994-B.S., Cornell University; M.S.,
College; Ph.D., University of New Mexico; Associate
University of California Berkeley; Ph.D., University of
Professor of Economics and Business
California Santa Barbara; Associate Professor of Metallurgi-
cal and Materials Engineering
J. THOMAS McKINNON, 1991-B.S., Cornell University;
Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Associate
PAUL M. SANTI, 2001-B.S., Duke University; M.S., Texas
Professor of Chemical Engineering and Petroleum Refining
A&M University; Ph.D., ColoradoSchool of Mines;
Associate Professor of Geology and Geological Engineering
DINESH MEHTA, 2000-B.Tech., Indian Institute of
Technology; M.S., University of Minnesota; Ph.D.,
E. CRAIG SIMMONS, 1977-B.S., University of Kansas;
University of Florida; Associate Professor of Mathematical
M.S., Ph.D., State University of New York at Stony Brook;
and Computer Sciences
Associate Professor of Chemistry and Geochemistry
NIGEL T. MIDDLETON, 1990-B.Sc., Ph.D., University of
MARCELO G. SIMOES, 2000-B.E., M.S., Ph.D., Univer-
the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg; Associate Vice President
sity of Sao Paulo; Associate Professor of Engineering
for Academic Affairs; Associate Professor of Engineering,
CATHERINE A. SKOKAN, 1982-B.S., M.S., Ph.D.,
P.E., S. Africa
Colorado School of Mines; Associate Professor of Engi-
DAVID R. MUNOZ, 1986-B.S.M.E., University of New
neering
Mexico; M.S.M.E., Ph.D., Purdue University; Associate
STEVEN W. THOMPSON, 1989-B.S., Ph.D., The
Professor of Engineering
Pennsylvania State University; Associate Professor of
GRAHAM G. W. MUSTOE, 1987-B.S., M.Sc., University
Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
of Aston; Ph.D., University College Swansea; Associate
ROBERT G. UNDERWOOD, 1978-B.S., University of
Professor of Engineering
North Carolina; Ph.D., University of Virginia; Associate
MASAMI NAKAGAWA, 1996-B.E., M.S., University of
Professor of Mathematical and Computer Sciences
Minnesota; Ph.D., Cornell University; Associate Professor
ERIK S. VAN VLECK, 1993-B.S. University of Kansas;
of Mining Engineering
M.S., University of Colorado Boulder; Ph.D., Georgia
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Institute of Technology; Associate Professor of Mathemati-
JEAN-PIERRE DELPLANQUE, 1998-Diploma,
cal and Computer Sciences
ENSEEIHT France; M.Sc., National Polytechnic Institute of
MICHAEL R. WALLS, 1992-B.S., Western Kentucky
Toulouse France; M.Sc., University of California Irvine;
University; M.B.A., Ph.D., The University of Texas at
Ph.D., University of California Irvine; Assistant Professor
Austin; Associate Professor of Economics and Business
of Engineering
J. DOUGLAS WAY, 1994-B.S., M.S., Ph.D., University of
JÖRG DREWES, 2001-Ingenieur cand., Dipl. Ing., Ph.D.,
Colorado; Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering and
Technical University of Berlin; Assistant Professor of
Petroleum Refining
Environmental Science and Engineering
KAREN B. WILEY, 1981-B.A., Mills College; M.A.,
CHARLES G. DURFEE, III, 1999-B.S., Yale University;
Ph.D., University of Colorado; Associate Professor of
Ph.D., University of Maryland; Assistant Professor of
Liberal Arts and International Studies
Physics
KIM R. WILLIAMS, 1997-B.Sc., McGill University; Ph.D.,
JON H. EGGERT, 1996-B.S. Montana State University;
Michigan State University; Associate Professor of Chemis-
M.A., Ph.D., Harvard University; Assistant Professor of
try and Geochemistry
Physics
DAVID M. WOOD, 1989-B.A., Princeton University; M.S.,
ALFRED W. EUSTES III, 1996-B.S., Louisiana Tech
Ph.D., Cornell University; Associate Professor of Physics
University; M.S., University of Colorado at Boulder; Ph.D.,
Colorado School of Mines; Assistant Professor of Petroleum
XINDONG WU, 1998-B.Eng., M.Eng. Hefei University of
Engineering, P.E.
Technology; Ph.D. Edinburgh University; Associate
Professor of Mathematical and Computer Sciences
UWE GREIFE, 1999-M.S., University of Munster; Ph.D.,
University of Bochum; Assistant Professor of Physics
TURKAN YILDIZ, 2001-B.S., Istanbul Teknik University;
CHARLES JEFFREY HARLAN, 2000-B.S., Ph.D.,
M.S., Ph.D., Louisiana State University; Associate
University of Texas; Assistant Professor of Chemistry and
Professor of Petroleum Engineering
Geochemistry
RAY RUICHONG ZHANG, 1997-B.S., M.S., Tongji
JOHN R. HEILBRUNN, 2001-B.A., University of Califor-
University; Ph.D., Florida Atlantic University; Associate
nia, Berkeley; M.A., Boston University, University of
Professor of Engineering
California, Los Angeles; Ph.D., University of California,
Los Angeles; Assistant Professor of Liberal Arts and
ASSISTANT PROFESSORS
International Studies
DIANNE AHMANN, 1999-B.A., Harvard College; Ph.D.,
Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Assistant Professor
MARIET A. HOFSTEE, 1995-Drs., Ph.D., University of
of Environmental Science and Engineering
Groningen, the Netherlands; Assistant Professor of Physics
HUSSEIN AMERY, 1997-B.A., University of Calgary;
SHEKHAR JAYNANTHI, 1999-B.T., Institute of Technol-
M.A., Wilfrid Laurier University; Ph.D., McMaster
ogy - Banaras Hindu University; M.S., Southern Illinois
University; Assistant Professor of Liberal Arts and Interna-
University; Ph.D., University of Minnesota; Assistant
tional Studies
Professor of Economics and Business
JOEL BACH, 2001-B.S., SUNY Buffalo; Ph.D., University
JAMES JESUDASON, 2002-B.A., Wesleyan University;
of California at Davis; Assistant Professor of Engineering
M.A., Ph.D., Harvard University; Assistant Professor of
Liberal Arts and International Studies
JANIS M. CAREY, 1998-B.A., Princeton University; M.S.,
University of California, Davis; Ph.D., University of
IRINA KHINDANOVA, 2000-B.S., Irkutsk State Univer-
California, Berkeley; Assistant Professor of Economics and
sity; M.A., Williams College; Assistant Professor of
Business
Economics and Business
CHRISTIAN DEBRUNNER, 1996-B.S., M.S., and Ph.D.,
MARK E. KUCHTA, 1999-B.S., M.A., Colorado School of
University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign; Assistant
Mines; Ph.D., Lulea University of Technology, Sweden;
Professor of Engineering
Assistant Professor of Mining Engineering
JUAN DE CASTRO, 2000-B.A., California State Univer-
JAE YOUNG LEE, 2001-B.S., Seoul National University;
sity; M.A., Ph.D., University of Southern California;
M.S., Ph.D., University of Texas at Arlington; Assistant
Assistant Professor of Liberal Arts and International Studies
Professor of Mathematical and Computer Sciences
RICHARD CHRISTENSON, 2002-B.S., Ph.D., University
JUNKO MUNAKATA MARR, 1996-B.S., California
of Notre Dame; Assistant Professor of Engineering
Institute of Technology; M.S., Ph.D., Stanford University;
Assistant Professor of Environmental Science and Engineer-
ing
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CLARE M. McCABE, 2002-B.Sc., Ph.D., University of
SENIOR LECTURERS
Sheffield; Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering and
HUGH KING, 1993-B.S., Iowa State University; M.S., New
Petroleum Refining
York University; M.D., University of Pennsylvania; Ph.D.,
JOHN E. McCRAY, 1998-B.S., West Virginia University;
University of Colorado; Senior Lecturer of Mathematical
M.S., Clemson University; Ph.D., University of Arizona;
and Computer Sciences
Assistant Professor of Geology and Geological Engineering
LECTURERS
KELLY T. MILLER, 1996-B.S., Massachusetts Institute of
Technology; Ph.D., University of California Santa Barbara;
SANAA ABDEL AZIM, 1989-B.S., Cairo University; M.S.,
Assistant Professor of Metallurgical and Materials Engineer-
Ph.D., McMaster University; Lecturer of Engineering
ing
STEVEN DEC, 1995-B.S., University of Massachusetts;
DAVID W. MOORE, 2001-B.S., M.S., Ph.D., University of
Ph.D., University of Colorado at Boulder; Lecturer of
California, Berkeley; Assistant Professor of Economics and
Chemistry and Geochemistry
Business
ROBERT KLIMEK, 1996-B.A., St. Mary’s of the Barrens
BARBARA MOSKAL, 1999-B.S., Duquesne University;
College; M.Div., DeAndreis Theological Institute; M.A.,
M.S., Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh; Assistant Professor of
University of Denver; Lecturer of Liberal Arts and Interna-
Mathematical and Computer Sciences
tional Studies
ALEXANDRA NEWMAN, 2000-B.S., University of
RONALD KNOSHAUG, 1985-B.A., Eastern Washington
Chicago; M.S., Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley;
State College; M.A., Ph.D., Oregon State University;
Assistant Professor of Economics and Business
Lecturer of Engineering
JOHN A. PALMER, 1996-B.S., Brigham Young University;
TONYA LEFTON, 1998-B.A., Florida State University;
M.E., Ph.D., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; Assistant
M.A., Northern Arizona University; Lecturer of Liberal Arts
Professor of Engineering
and International Studies
LAXMINARAYAN L. RAJA, 1999-B.A., Indian Institute of
JON LEYDENS, 1997-B.A., M.A., Colorado State
Technology; M.S., Texas A&M University; Ph.D., Univer-
University; Director of Writing Center, and Lecturer of
sity of Texas at Austin; Assistant Professor of Engineering
Liberal Arts and International Studies
DOUGLAS E. SMITH, 1999-B.S., Illinois College; B.S.,
JAMES LOUGH, 2000-B.A., University of Colorado at
Washington University; M.S., State University of New
Boulder; M.A., San Francisco State University; Ph.D.,
York; Ph.D., University of Illinois; Assistant Professor of
University of Denver; Lecturer of Liberal Arts and Interna-
Engineering
tional Studies
JOHN P. H. STEELE, 1988-B.S., New Mexico State
SUZANNE NORTHCOTE, 1994-B.A., M.A., Hunter
University; M.S., Ph.D., University of New Mexico;
College; Lecturer of Liberal Arts and International Studies
Assistant Professor of Engineering, P.E.
TODD RUSKELL, 1999-B.A., Lawrence University; M.S.,
PETER W. SUTTER, 1998-M.S., Ph.D., Swiss Federal
Ph.D., University of Arizona; Lecturer of Physics
Institute of Technology; Assistant Professor of Physics
TERI WOODINGTON, 1998-B.S., James Madison
LUIS TENORIO, 1997-B.A., University of California,
University; M.S., Texas A&M; Lecturer of Mathematical
Santa Cruz; Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley;
and Computer Sciences
Assistant Professor of Mathematical and Computer Sciences
SANDRA WOODSON, 1999-B.A., North Carolina Central
TYRONE VINCENT, 1998-B.S. University of Arizona;
University; M.S., University of Montana; Lecturer of
M.S., Ph.D. University of Michigan; Assistant Professor of
Liberal Arts and International Studies
Engineering
INSTRUCTORS
COLIN WOLDEN, 1997-B.S., University of Minnesota;
CANDACE S. AMMERMAN, 1983-B.S., Colorado School
M.S., Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology,
of Mines; Instructor of Engineering
Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering and Petroleum
Refining
BRUCE MEEVES, 1999-B.S., Montana State University;
M.S., Washington State University; Instructor of Physics
DAVID TAI-WEI WU, 1996-A.B., Harvard University;
Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley; Assistant
DAVID K. MOSCH, 2000-B.S., New Mexico Institute of
Professor of Chemistry and Geochemistry/Chemical
Mining and Technology; Instructor of Mining and Experi-
Engineering and Petroleum Refining
mental Mine Manager
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COACHES/ATHLETICS FACULTY
LIBRARY FACULTY
PAUL CAPRIOTTI, 2000-B.A., University of Maine; M.A.,
DEANNA CAPORICCI, 2001-B.S., Colorado School of
Ohio State University; Instructor
Mines; M.L.S., Indiana University; Assistant Librarian
VICTOR L. DOPERALSKI, 1993-B.S., M.S. Kansas State
JANICE K. CHRISTOPHER, 1994-B.A., University of
University; Instructor
Wyoming; M..A., State University of New York Buffalo;
M.L.I.S., University of Texas Austin; Assistant Librarian
JENNIFER DWYER, 1996-B.S., Russell Sage College,
M.S., Chapman University; Athletic Trainer
LISA DUNN, 1991-B.S., University of Wisconsin-Superior;
M.A., Washington University; M.L.S., Indiana University;
MICHELE L. HARRIS, 1995-B.S., M.A., Adams State
Associate Librarian
College; Head Volleyball Coach
CHRISTOPHER HOOPER-LANE B.S., M.A., University
TIMOTHY J. HARRISON, 1998-B.A., University of
of Wisconsin, Madison
California at Santa Barbara; M.A., Saint Mary’s College;
JOANNE V. LERUD, 1989-B.S.G.E., M.S., University of
Head Men’s Basketball Coach
North Dakota; M.A., University of Denver; Librarian and
GREGORY JENSEN, 2000-B.S., M.S., Colorado State
Director of Library
University; Instructor and Assistant Trainer
LISA S. NICKUM, 1994-B.A., University of New Mexico;
KACEY KINGRY, 2000-B.A., University of Colorado;
M.S., University of North Carolina; Assistant Librarian
Sports Information Director
GITA PASSFIELD, 1996-B.A., University of Colorado,
FRANK KOHLENSTEIN, 1998-B.S., Florida State
Boulder; M.L.I.S., University of Denver; Assistant Librarian
University; M.S., Montana State University; Head Soccer
ROBERT K. SORGENFREI, 1991-B.A., University of
Coach
California; M.L.S., University of Arizona; Librarian
DAN R. LEWIS, 1992-B.S., California State University;
CHRISTOPHER J. J. THIRY, 1995-B.A., M.I.L.S.,
Head Wrestling Coach
University of Michigan; Associate Librarian
SHANNON SMITH, 2000-B.A., Doane College; M.Ed.,
HEATHER WHITEHEAD, 2001-B.S., University of
University of Nebraska; Instructor and Assistant Football
Alberta; M.L.I.S., University of Western Ontario; Assistant
and Track Coach
Librarian
ROBERT A. STITT, 2000-B.A., Doane College; M.A.,
University of Northern Colorado; Head Football Coach
BENITO A. TELESCA, 1998-B.S., Hunter College; M.E.,
Hardin-Simmons University; Adjunct Instructor and
Intramural Club Sports Director
SHAWN WEIGEL, 2000-B.A., Doane College; M.S., Texas
A&M; Instructor and Assistant Football Coach
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Appendix
Affirmative Action
participating in any manner in an investigation, proceeding,
Colorado School of Mines has instituted an affirmative
hearing, or lawsuit involving unlawful discrimination; or
action plan, which is available for perusal in numerous CSM
C. The Human Resources Director or an attorney from
offices including the Library, the Dean of Students’ Office,
the Office of Legal Services, if any of these individuals
and the Office of Human Resources.
deem it to be in the best interest of CSM to do so.
Any person feeling that a violation of the following
IV. Informal Complaint Resolution Process
policies has occurred should promptly refer the matter to the
At the written request of an individual who has come
Office of Human Resources, located in Guggenheim Hall
forward with a complaint alleging unlawful discrimination,
(2nd floor), for investigation.
hereinafter the “Complainant,” the Human Resources
Colorado School of Mines
Director shall assist in an attempt to resolve the complaint in
an informal manner. The informal unlawful discrimination
Unlawful Discrimination Policy and
complaint resolution process shall consist of an informal
Complaint Procedure
discussion between the Complainant and the individual or a
I. Statement of Authority and Purpose
representative of the entity accused of unlawful discrimina-
This policy is promulgated by the Board of Trustees
tion, hereinafter the “Respondent.” The Human Resources
pursuant to the authority conferred upon it by §23-41-
Director shall act as a mediator during this process, which
104(1), C.R.S. (1998) in order to set forth a policy concern-
shall be calculated to bring the complaint to the attention of
ing unlawful discrimination at CSM. This policy shall
the Respondent and elicit the voluntary cooperation of the
supersede any previously promulgated CSM policy which is
Respondent in settling the matter. By attempting to resolve
in conflict herewith.
the unlawful discrimination complaint in an informal
manner pursuant to the terms of this section, the Complain-
II. Unlawful Discrimination Policy
ant shall not waive any rights to subsequently pursue the
Attendance and employment at CSM are based solely on
complaint through the formal complaint procedure set forth
merit and fairness. Discrimination on the basis of age,
below.
gender, race, ethnicity, religion, national origin, disability,
and military veteran status is prohibited. No discrimination
V. Formal Complaint Procedure
in admission, application of academic standards, financial
A. Purpose
aid, scholastic awards, promotion, salary, benefits, transfers,
The purpose of the formal unlawful discrimination
reductions in force, terminations, re-employment, profes-
complaint procedure is to provide a formal mechanism for
sional development, or conditions of employment shall be
the prompt and fair internal resolution of complaints
permitted. The remainder of this policy shall contain a
alleging unlawful discrimination. The procedure outlined
complaint procedure outlining a method for reporting
below shall be the exclusive forum for the internal resolu-
alleged violations of this policy and a review mechanism for
tion of such complaints at CSM.
the impartial determination of the merits of complaints
B. Where to file a Complaint
alleging unlawful discrimination.
All complaints by non-students alleging unlawful
III. Persons Who May File an Unlawful
discrimination or retaliation shall be filed in writing at the
Discrimination Complaint
Office of Human Resources located on the second floor of
An unlawful discrimination complaint may be filed by
Guggenheim Hall. Complaints by students alleging
any individual described in one of the categories below:
unlawful discrimination or retaliation may be submitted to
the Human Resources Office, the Student Development
A. Any member of the CSM community, including
Center, the Dean of Students, any faculty member, or any
classified staff, exempt employees, and students as well as
Resident Assistant. Any recipient of such a student
any applicant for employment or admission, who believes
complaint shall promptly forward the complaint to the
that he or she has been discriminated against by CSM, a
Director of Human Resources for handling in accordance
branch of CSM, or another member of the CSM community
with the provisions set forth below.
on account of age, gender, race, ethnicity, religion, national
origin, disability, or military veteran status;
C. Time Limits
All complaints alleging unlawful discrimination or
B. Any person who believes that he or she has been
retaliation must be filed within ninety days from the date
threatened with or subjected to duress or retaliation by
upon which the incident, occurrence, or other action alleged
CSM, a branch of CSM, or a member of the CSM commu-
to constitute unlawful discrimination or retaliation occurred.
nity as a result of (1) opposing any unlawful discriminatory
However, if the alleged discrimination or retaliation is of a
practice; (2) filing a complaint hereunder; (3) representing a
continuing nature, a complaint may be filed at any time.
Complainant hereunder; or (4) testifying, assisting, or
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D. Contents of Complaint
Director shall provide the Complainant with a copy of the
A complaint alleging unlawful discrimination or
response as soon as practicable. If the response contains a
retaliation must be signed by the Complainant and set forth
denial of one or more of the allegations contained in the
specific factual matters believed to constitute unlawful
complaint, the process shall proceed with the selection of a
discrimination or retaliation. The complaint shall name as
hearing panel as set forth in subsection D below. If no
Respondent the individual or entity whom the Complainant
timely response is received, or if the response admits the
believes to have committed, participated in, or encouraged
allegations in their entirety, the matter shall be submitted to
the discrimination or retaliation. The complaint shall also
the President, who shall then issue a decision in accordance
include a brief statement describing the relief requested by
with subsection IX.D below.
the Complainant.
D. Selection of Hearing Panel
E. Fulfillment of Complaint Prerequisites
An initial hearing panel of ten individuals shall be
As soon as practicable after receipt of a complaint, the
selected at random in the following manner. Five initial
Human Resources Director shall submit the complaint to an
panel members shall be selected from the CSM group of
attorney from the Office of Legal Services, who shall
which the Complainant is a member, i.e., classified staff,
examine it and determine if the prerequisites outlined above
exempt employees, undergraduate students, or graduate
have been fulfilled. If the prerequisites have not been
students, and the five remaining initial panel members shall
fulfilled, the attorney shall inform the Complainant of the
be selected from the CSM group of which the Respondent is
specifics of such determination in writing. Unless the time
a member. The Complainant and the Respondent shall each
limitations set forth above have lapsed prior to the initial
disqualify two of the initial panel members. The disqualifi-
filing of the complaint, the Complainant shall have the
cations exercised by the parties shall proceed in an alternate
opportunity to correct any deficiencies and re-file the
fashion beginning with the Complainant. Of the remaining
complaint. If the prerequisites have been fulfilled, the
initial panel members, the one chosen last shall serve as an
complaint will be handled as set forth below.
alternate hearing panel member. The other five initial panel
F. Choice of Remedies
members shall constitute the hearing panel for the appeal.
Prospective panel members may be excused on account of
No Complainant shall be permitted to simultaneously file
conflict of interest, health, or unavoidable absence from
an unlawful discrimination claim under the CSM Unlawful
campus. An excused initial panel member shall be replaced
Discrimination Policy and Complaint Procedure and a
by another initial panel member chosen in a random
sexual harassment claim under the CSM Sexual Harassment
drawing prior to the exercise of any disqualifications by
Policy and Complaint Procedure against the same individual
either party.
arising out of an identical set of facts. In such a situation, a
Complainant shall be entitled to file his or her claim under
E. Selection of Chief Panel Member
either, but not both, of the above-mentioned policies.
After a hearing panel has been chosen, the panel
members shall elect a chief panel member from their number
VI. Pre-Hearing Procedures
who shall preside throughout the remainder of the case.
A. Notification to Proceed
As soon as practicable after a determination has been
1. Authority of Chief Panel Member
made that the complaint is sufficient pursuant to subsection
The chief panel member shall have the authority to (a)
V.E above, the reviewing attorney shall inform the Director
issue orders to compel discovery; (b) make rulings on
of Human Resources of that fact and the Director of Human
evidentiary objections; and (c) issue any other orders
Resources shall proceed with the notifications specified in
necessary to control the conduct of the hearing and prohibit
subsection B below.
abusive treatment of witnesses, including removal of
B. Acknowledgment of Complaint and Notification of
disruptive individuals from the hearing room.
Respondent
2. Role of Alternate Hearing Panel Member
As soon as practicable, the Director of Human Resources
The alternate hearing panel member shall observe, but
shall send a letter to the Complainant acknowledging receipt
not actively participate in, all of the proceedings in the case
of the complaint. At the same time, the Director shall
and be prepared to substitute for a panel member who
provide the Respondent with a copy of the complaint and
becomes unavailable during any stage of the case due to
notify the Respondent in writing of the requirements set
death, illness, or emergency.
forth in subsection C below.
F. Setting of Hearing Date
C. Response to Complaint
After a chief panel member has been chosen, a hearing
Within ten days from the date of receipt of a copy of the
date shall be set with reasonable consideration given to the
complaint, the Respondent shall file with the Director of
schedules of the participants. The chief panel member shall
Human Resources a response in which the allegations
set a date for the hearing, which shall occur no more than
contained in the complaint are admitted or denied. The
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ninety days after the date upon which the formal complaint
Respondent shall file a pre-hearing statement with the
was filed with the Director of Human Resources. Once set,
hearing panel and provide a copy to the opposing party no
the hearing date may be rescheduled only with the concur-
later than five days prior to the hearing date. If the hearing
rence of the Complainant, the Respondent, and the hearing
date is rescheduled, these time limits shall apply to the
panel.
rescheduled hearing date.
G. Participation of Attorneys
C. Limitations Imposed by Pre-Hearing Statements
Either party may engage the services of an attorney to
Neither party shall make an argument during the hearing
assist in document preparation or case preparation.
which is inconsistent with the arguments set forth in the
However, an attorney may not enter an appearance or
summary of the argument section of his or her pre-hearing
formally participate in the case on behalf of either party.
statement. Neither party shall introduce any witnesses or
H. Legal Advice for Hearing Panel
exhibits at the hearing which are not listed in his or her pre-
If the hearing panel desires legal advice at any time
hearing statement. All exhibits listed in the pre-hearing
during the case, the chief panel member shall request such
statements shall be deemed genuine and admissible unless
advice from the Office of Legal Services. An attorney from
successfully challenged prior to the hearing.
the Office of Legal Services shall provide the requested
D. List of Hearing Issues
advice unless all such attorneys are actively involved in the
After examining the pre-hearing statements of both
case on behalf of one of the parties. In such event, the chief
parties, the hearing panel shall prepare a list of issues to be
panel member shall request the desired legal advice from the
resolved through the hearing and distribute such list to the
Assistant Attorney General assigned to CSM, whose name
parties no later than two days prior to the hearing date. The
and telephone number shall be provided to the chief panel
panel may list issues contained in the pre-hearing statement
member by the legal office.
of either party or relevant issues not contained in the pre-
I. Pre-Hearing Discovery
hearing statement of either party. However, since the
Informal discovery, or the exchange between the parties
jurisdiction of the hearing panel is limited to hearing claims
of information relevant to the case, is encouraged. If the
of unlawful discrimination, only issues directly related to
parties cannot resolve such issues informally, either party
the Complainant’s claim of unlawful discrimination may be
may request the chief panel member up to ten days prior to
placed on the list of issues. The list of issues generated
the hearing date to enter an order compelling discovery
pursuant to this subparagraph shall be binding upon the
upon a showing of the relevance of the requested informa-
subsequent hearing and shall form the standard against
tion and the necessity of such information to case prepara-
which all relevancy arguments shall be weighed.
tion. The other party may oppose such request by showing
E. Amendments to Pre-Hearing Statements
that the requested information is irrelevant, unnecessary to
Up to two days prior to the hearing date, either party may
the requesting party’s case preparation, or privileged
request the chief panel member to permit amendments to his
according to law.
or her pre-hearing statement upon a showing of good cause
VII. Pre-Hearing Statements
and lack of prejudice to the opposing party. Any party filing
A. Contents of Pre-Hearing Statements
an amended pre-hearing statement shall provide a copy
thereof to the opposing party no later than the filing
Each party shall file a pre-hearing statement containing
deadline imposed by the order granting leave to amend.
the following components:
1. Summary of the Argument: A concise statement
VIII. Hearing Procedures
summarizing the case from the position of the submitting
A. Burden and Standard of Proof
party;
The Complainant shall bear the burden of proof
throughout the case. The standard of proof which the
2. List of Issues: A list of the issues which the submit-
Complainant must meet to sustain the burden of proof shall
ting party wishes the hearing panel to resolve;
be the preponderance of the evidence standard. The
3. List of Witnesses: A list of witnesses to be presented
preponderance of the evidence standard shall be deemed met
at the hearing along with a summary of the anticipated
if the panel believes that it is more likely than not that the
testimony of each witness; and
facts at issue occurred. The facts at issue shall include all
4. Photocopies of Exhibits: Photocopies of each exhibit
facts which are required to be proven by the party bearing
to be presented at the hearing.
the burden of proof in order for such party to prevail.
B. Deadlines for Pre-Hearing Statements
B. Order of Presentation
The Complainant shall file a pre-hearing statement with
Since the Complainant bears the burden of proof, that
the hearing panel and provide a copy to the opposing party
party shall present his or her case first. After the Complain-
no later than ten days prior to the hearing date. The
ant has finished, the Respondent shall present his or her
case.
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C. Outline of Hearing
2. Findings of Fact: A list of the relevant facts found by
The hearing shall proceed according to the following
the hearing panel upon which the recommendation is based;
general outline:
3. Legal Conclusions: A list of the legal conclusions of
1. Complainant’s Opening Statement
the hearing panel upon which the determination of the issue
2. Respondent’s Opening Statement (unless reserved) 3.
of unlawful discrimination is based; and
Complainant’s Case
4. Recommended Action: A statement regarding the
4. Respondent’s Opening Statement (if reserved)
relief for the Complainant, if any, that is being recom-
mended by the hearing panel.
5. Respondent’s Case
C. Issuance of Recommendation
6. Complaint’s Rebuttal Case (unless waived)
The recommendation of the hearing panel shall be issued
7. Respondent’s Rebuttal Case (only if Complainant
to the parties and delivered to the President along with the
presents a rebuttal case and unless waived)
case file within fifteen days after the conclusion of the
8. Complainant’s Closing Argument
hearing.
9. Respondent’s Closing Argument
D. Decision of President
10. Complainant’s Rebuttal Argument (unless waived)
The President shall examine the case file, consider the
recommendation of the hearing panel, and issue a final
D. Inapplicability of Strict Evidentiary Rules
written decision in the matter. The President shall possess
Strict legal evidentiary rules shall not apply during the
the authority to affirm, reverse, or modify the recommenda-
hearing. The chief panel member shall rule on the admissi-
tion of the hearing panel or to remand the matter to the
bility of disputed evidence with primary consideration given
panel for further proceedings or consideration. In the
to the relevance, reliability, and probative value of proffered
decision, the President may provide appropriate relief to the
evidence.
Complainant and may impose appropriate disciplinary
E. Witness Examination Procedure
action upon the Respondent. The decision of the President
Each witness shall be directly examined by the party on
shall be delivered to the parties and the hearing panel within
whose behalf the witness has appeared to testify. Upon the
fifteen days from the date of the President’s receipt of the
conclusion of the direct examination of each witness, the
recommendation and case file from the hearing panel, unless
opposing party shall be permitted the right of cross-
the President is unavailable for a significant amount of time
examination. The chief panel member may permit re-direct
during this period.
and re-cross examination. However, an identical examina-
E. Presidential Unavailability
tion procedure shall be utilized for all witnesses testifying in
The term “unavailable,” as utilized in this subsection and
a given hearing. Hearing panel members may interject
subsection X.D above, shall be defined to mean out of town,
questions at any time during the direct, cross, re-direct, or
medically incapacitated, or engaged in important CSM
re-cross examinations.
business to the extent that sufficient time cannot be devoted
IX. Post-Hearing Procedure
to decision making hereunder. If the President is unavail-
A. Recommendation of the Hearing Panel
able for a significant period of time during the decision
Within a reasonable time after the conclusion of the
making period, a letter shall be sent to the parties advising
hearing, the hearing panel shall confer among themselves
them of that fact as well as the anticipated date of presiden-
and vote upon a recommended course of action. The panel
tial availability. In such event, the decision shall be due
members holding a majority point of view shall designate
fifteen days from the date upon which the President
one of their number to write a recommendation reflecting
becomes available. The President shall be the sole judge of
their opinion. The panel members holding a minority point
presidential unavailability hereunder.
of view, if any, may issue a dissenting recommendation in a
F. Appeal of Presidential Decision
similar fashion.
There shall be no internal appeal from the final decision
B. Contents of Recommendation
of the President. A party aggrieved by the decision of the
The recommendation of the hearing panel shall include
President may file a complaint with the appropriate equal
the following components:
opportunity enforcement agency or pursue other available
legal remedies.
1. Statement Regarding Burden of Proof: A statement
regarding whether or not the hearing panel believes that the
Promulgated by the CSM Board of Trustees on March
burden of proof borne by the Complainant has been
13, 1992. Amended by the CSM Board of Trustees on June
sustained;
10, 1999. Amended by the CSM Board of Trustees on June
22, 2000.
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sion of the concept of sexual harassment is a factor in the
Sexual Harassment Policy and
offense, the Perpetrator can also be required to attend a
sexual harassment seminar or workshop.
Complaint Procedure
III. Persons Who May File a Complaint
I. Statement of Authority and Purpose
A sexual harassment complaint may be filed by an
This policy is promulgated by the Board of Trustees
individual described in one of the categories below:
pursuant to the authority conferred upon it by §23-41-
104(1), C.R.S. (1988 Repl. Vol.) in order to set forth a
A. Any person who believes that he or she has been
policy concerning sexual harassment at CSM. This policy
sexually harassed by a member of the CSM community,
shall supersede any previously promulgated CSM policy
including classified staff, exempt employees, and students;
which is in conflict herewith.
B. Any person who believes that he or she has been
II. Sexual Harassment Policy
threatened with or subjected to duress or retaliation by a
A. Definition of Sexual Harassment
member of the CSM community as a result of (1) opposing
Sexual harassment consists of unwelcome sexual
any perceived sexual harassment; (2) filing a complaint
advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or
hereunder; (3) representing a Complainant hereunder; or (4)
physical conduct of a sexual nature when (1) submission to
testifying, assisting, or participating in any manner in an
such conduct is made either explicitly or implicitly a term or
investigation, proceeding, hearing, or lawsuit involving
condition of an individual’s employment or scholastic
sexual harassment; or
endeavors; (2) submission to or rejection of such conduct by
C. The Human Resources Director or an attorney from
an individual is used as the basis for employment or
the Office of Legal Services, if any of these individuals
academic decisions affecting the individual; or (3) such
deem it to be in the best interest of CSM to do so.
conduct has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfer-
IV. Informal Complaint Resolution Process
ing with an individual’s work or school performance, or
At the request of an individual who has come forward
creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive working or
with a sexual harassment complaint, hereinafter the
studying environment.
“Complainant,” the Director of Human Resources shall
B. Policy Statement
assist in an attempt to resolve the complaint in an informal
CSM wishes to foster an environment for its students
manner. Although verbal requests to proceed with the
and employees which is free from all forms of sexual
informal complaint resolution process will be honored,
harassment, sexual intimidation, and sexual exploitation.
complainants are strongly encouraged to put such requests
Accordingly, CSM will not tolerate sexual harassment and
in writing. The informal sexual harassment complaint
will take all necessary measures to deter such misconduct
resolution process shall consist of an informal discussion
and discipline violators of this policy with appropriate
between the Complainant and the individual accused of
sanctions. Furthermore, retaliation in any form against an
sexual harassment, hereinafter the “Respondent.” The
individual for reporting sexual harassment or cooperating in
Director of Human Resources shall act as a mediator during
a sexual harassment investigation is strictly prohibited. Such
this process, which shall be calculated to bring the com-
retaliation shall be dealt with as a separate instance of sexual
plaint to the attention of the Respondent and elicit the
harassment. The remainder of this policy shall contain a
voluntary cooperation of the Respondent in settling the
complaint procedure outlining a method for reporting
matter. By attempting to resolve the sexual harassment
alleged violations of this policy and a review mechanism for
complaint in an informal manner pursuant to the terms of
the impartial determination of the merits of complaints
this section, the Complainant shall not waive any rights to
alleging sexual harassment.
subsequently pursue the complaint through the formal
C. Sanctions for Sexual Harassment
sexual harassment complaint procedure set forth below.
Appropriate sanctions may be imposed upon an
V. Formal Complaint Procedure
employee or student who has sexually harassed another. The
A. Purpose
term Perpetrator shall be utilized herein to refer to such a
The purpose of the formal sexual harassment complaint
person. The sanctions may include one or more of the
procedure is to provide a formal mechanism for the prompt
following: verbal reprimand and warning, written reprimand
and fair internal resolution of complaints alleging sexual
and warning, student probation, suspension from registra-
harassment. The procedure outlined below shall be the
tion, monetary fine, suspension without pay, expulsion, or
exclusive forum for the internal resolution of sexual
termination. In determining appropriate sanctions for the
harassment complaints at CSM.
offense, the decision maker shall consider the severity of the
B. Where to file a Complaint
offense, aggravating and mitigating factors, and the
All complaints by non-students alleging sexual harass-
Perpetrator’s previous history of sexual harassment offenses.
ment or retaliation shall be lodged with the Human
If the decision maker concludes that a lack of comprehen-
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Resources Office located on the second floor of
CSM Management Personnel shall refer to the President, the
Guggenheim Hall. Complaints by students alleging sexual
vice president in whose area the Respondent is employed or
harassment or retaliation may be submitted to the Human
enrolled, and, if applicable, the Respondent’s immediate
Resources Office, the Student Development Center, the
supervisor. However, if the President is the Respondent, the
Dean of Students, any faculty member, or any Resident
term CSM Management Personnel shall refer to the Board
Assistant. Any recipient of a student sexual harassment or
of Trustees, and if the Respondent is a vice president, the
retaliation complaint shall promptly forward such complaint
term “CSM Management Personnel” shall refer to the
to the Director of Human Resources for handling in
President.
accordance with the provisions set forth below.
H. Acknowledgment of Complaint and Notification of
C. Time Limits
Respondent
A complaint may be lodged at any time, but CSM
As soon as practicable after being informed of the
strongly encourages individuals who feel they have been
complaint pursuant to subsection V.G above, the vice
victims of sexual harassment to come forward as soon as
president shall send a letter to the Complainant acknowledg-
possible after the occurrence of the incident, event, or other
ing receipt of the complaint. At the same time, the vice
action alleged to constitute sexual harassment or retaliation.
president shall notify the Respondent of the complaint in
D. Contents of Complaint
writing, and if the complaint has been reduced to writing,
Although a verbal sexual harassment complaint will be
the vice president shall provide the Respondent with a copy
investigated, complainants are strongly encouraged to
thereof. If the President is the Respondent, the President of
submit sexual harassment complaints in writing. Written
the Board of Trustees shall perform the above duties. If the
complaints must be signed and must set forth specific
Respondent is a vice president, the President shall perform
factual matters believed to constitute sexual harassment or
these duties.
retaliation. The Complaint shall name as Respondent each
I. Investigation Authorization Form
individual whom the Complainant believes to have
Unless the complaint is initiated by an attorney from the
committed, participated in, or encouraged the sexual
Office of Legal Services or the Director of Human Re-
harassment or retaliation. The complaint shall also include
sources pursuant to subsection III.C above, the Complainant
a brief statement describing the relief requested by the
shall be required to execute a Sexual Harassment Complaint
Complainant.
Investigation Authorization Form prior to any investigation
E. Fulfillment of Complaint Prerequisites
of the complaint.
As soon as practicable after receipt of the complaint, the
J. Investigation of Complaint
Director of Human Resources shall submit the complaint to
An attorney from the Office of Legal Services and the
an attorney from the Office of Legal Services, who shall
Director of Human Resources shall jointly investigate the
determine if the prerequisites outlined above have been
complaint by examining relevant documents, if any, and
fulfilled. If the prerequisites have not been fulfilled, the
interviewing witnesses and other individuals designated by
reviewing attorney shall inform the Complainant of the
either party. The investigators will strive to conduct the
specifics of such determination in writing. The Complain-
investigation in a discrete and expeditious manner with due
ant shall have the opportunity to correct any deficiencies
regard to thoroughness and fairness to both parties.
and re-file the complaint. If the prerequisites have been
K. Confidentiality of Investigative Materials
fulfilled, the complaint will be handled as set forth below.
All materials and documents prepared or compiled by the
F. Choice of Remedies
investigators during the course of investigating a sexual
No Complainant shall be permitted to simultaneously file
harassment complaint hereunder shall be kept confidential
an unlawful discrimination claim under the CSM Unlawful
to the fullest extent of the law in order to protect
Discrimination Policy and Complaint Procedure and a
interviewees and promote candor.
sexual harassment claim under the CSM Sexual Harassment
L. Alternate Investigators
Policy and Complaint Procedure against the same individual
If either an attorney from the Office of Legal Services or
arising out of an identical set of facts. In such a situation, a
the Director of Human Resources is the Complainant or the
Complainant shall be entitled to file his or her claim under
Respondent hereunder, or is otherwise unavailable, the
either, but not both, of the above-mentioned policies.
President shall appoint an alternate investigator.
G. Notification of CSM Management Personnel
M. Report of Findings and Confidential Recommenda-
As soon as practicable after a determination has been
tion
made that the complaint is sufficient pursuant to subsection
As soon as practicable after the conclusion of the
V.E above, the Office of Legal Services shall notify CSM
investigation, the investigating attorney shall prepare and
Management Personnel of the complaint and provide them
submit a report of findings and a confidential recommenda-
with a copy thereof. For the purpose this policy, the term
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tion to CSM Management Personnel and the Director of
serious concern to CSM. Personal relationships which might
Human Resources. The report of findings shall be provided
be appropriate in other circumstances always pose inherent
to the Complainant and Respondent within a reasonable
dangers when they occur between an Instructor and a
time following the issuance of a decision pursuant to
Student, between a Person in a Position of Trust and a
subsection V.N below. The confidential recommendation
Student, and between a Supervisor and a Subordinate
shall not be released to the Complainant or the Respondent
Employee. Although both parties to the relationship may
without written authorization from the President. The
have consented at the outset, such relationships are
Director of Human Resources shall submit a separate
fundamentally asymmetric in nature. It is incumbent upon
recommendation to CSM Management Personnel which
those with authority not to abuse, nor appear to abuse, the
contains a statement of agreement or disagreement with the
power with which they are entrusted. Accordingly, codes of
findings and recommendation of the investigating attorney.
ethics promulgated by most professional regulatory
N. Resolution of the Complaint
associations forbid professional-client amorous, romantic, or
Following consultations with the President, the investi-
sexual relationships. The relationships prohibited by this
gating attorney, and the Director of Human Resources, the
policy shall be viewed in this context, and Instructors,
vice president shall issue a final written decision regarding
Persons in Positions of Trust, and Supervisors should be
the complaint. The decision shall be addressed to the
aware that any violation of this policy shall result in formal
Complainant and shall contain a statement of whether or not
disciplinary action against them.
sexual harassment was found to have occurred, the remedies
III. Definitions
to be provided to the Complainant, if any, and the sanctions
For the purposes of this policy, the following definitions
to be imposed upon the Respondent, if any. At approxi-
shall apply:
mately the same time, the decision shall be communicated to
A. Person in a Position of Trust: Any person occupy-
the Respondent in writing. If sanctions are to be imposed
ing a position of trust with respect to one or more students
upon the Respondent, the vice president shall also notify the
at CSM such that engaging in an amorous, romantic, or
Respondent of that aspect of the decision in writing. If the
sexual relationship with any student would compromise the
President is the Respondent, the President of the Board of
ability of the employee to perform his or her duties.
Trustees shall perform the above duties. If the Respondent
Examples of Persons in Positions of Trust at CSM are those
is a vice president, the President shall perform these duties.
employed in the Office of the Registrar, those employed in
O. Appeal of Final Decision
the Student Life Office, those employed in the Student
There shall be no internal appeal from the final decision
Development Office, those employed in Public Safety,
rendered pursuant to subsection V.N above. A party
resident assistants, and paper graders. The above examples
aggrieved by the decision may file a complaint with the
are provided for illustrative purposes only and are not
appropriate administrative agency or pursue other available
intended to be exhaustive listings or to limit the illustrated
legal remedies.
category in any manner.
Promulgated by the CSM Board of Trustees on March
B. Instructor: Any person who teaches at CSM,
13, 1992. Amended by the CSM Board of Trustees on March
including academic faculty members, instructional staff, and
26, 1998. Amended by the CSM Board of Trustees on June
graduate students with teaching or tutorial responsibilities.
10, 1999. Amended by the CSM Board of Trustees on June
C. Student: Any person who is pursuing a course of
22, 2000.
study at CSM.
D. Subordinate Employee: Any person employed by
Colorado School of Mines Personal
CSM who is supervised by another employee.
Relationships Policy
E. Supervisor: Any person employed by CSM who
occupies a position of authority over another employee with
I. Statement of Authority and Purpose
regard to hiring, administering discipline, conducting
This policy is promulgated by the Board of Trustees
evaluations, granting salary adjustments, or overseeing task
pursuant to the authority conferred upon it by §23-41-
performance.
104(1), C.R.S. (1988 Repl. Vol.) in order to set forth a
policy concerning certain personal relationships at CSM as
IV. Policy
addressed herein. This policy shall supersede any previously
A. Personal Relations Between Instructors and Students
promulgated CSM policy which is in conflict herewith.
in the Instructional Context
II. Preface
No Instructor shall engage in an amorous, romantic, or
Certain amorous, romantic, or sexual relationships in
sexual relationship, consensual or otherwise, with a Student
which the parties appear to have consented, but where a
who is enrolled in a course being taught by the Instructor, or
definite power differential exists between them, are of
whose academic work is being supervised by the Instructor.
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B. Personal Relationships Between Instructors and
C. Personal Relationships Between Supervisors and
Students Outside the Instructional Context
Subordinate Employees
In a personal relationship between an Instructor and a
No Supervisor shall engage in an amorous, romantic, or
Student for whom the Instructor has no current professional
sexual relationship, consensual or otherwise, with a
responsibility, the Instructor should be sensitive to the
Subordinate Employee who reports, either directly or
constant possibility that he or she may unexpectedly be
indirectly, to the Supervisor or is under the Supervisor’s
placed in a position of responsibility for the instruction or
direct or indirect authority.
evaluation of the Student. This could entail a request to
D. Personal Relationships Between Persons in Positions
write a letter of recommendation for the Student or to serve
of Trust and Students
on an admissions or selection committee involving the
Student. In addition, an awareness should be maintained
No Person in a Position of Trust shall engage in an
that others may speculate that a specific power relationship
amorous, romantic, or sexual relationship, consensual or
exists even when none is present, giving rise to assumptions
otherwise, with a Student.
of inequitable academic or professional advantage of the
(Promulgated by the CSM Board of Trustees on
Student. Even if potential conflict of interest issues can be
February 14, 1992)
resolved, charges of sexual harassment may arise. In such
situations, it is the Instructor who, by virtue of his or her
special responsibility, shall be held accountable for
unprofessional behavior.
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Index
A
F
Academic Advising 8
Fees 15
Academic Calendar 4, 31
Field House 75
Academic Probation 29
Financial Aid 19
Academic Regulations 26
Financial Aid Policies 21
Accreditation 7
Financial Responsibility 17
Administration 7
Foreign Language Policy 114
Admission Procedures 25
Foreign Languages 109
Admission Requirements 24
Fraternities 11, 23
Advanced Placement 25
G
Affirmative Action 159
AFROTC 125
Geology and Geological Engineering 52, 95
Air Force ROTC 69
Geophysics 55, 99
Alumni Association 142
Grade-Point Averages 29
Apartment Housing 23
Grades 27
Area of Special Interest 35
Graduation Requirements 32
Army ROTC 68
Green Center 143
AROTC 123
Guy T. McBride, Jr. Honors Program 34, 110
Gymnasium 75
B
H
Bachelor of Science Degree 32
Brooks Field 75
History of CSM 6
Homecoming 11
C
Honor Roll 29
Career Center 9
Honor Societies 12
Centers and Institutes 136
Honors Program in Public Affairs for Engineers 34
Change of Catalog 31
Housing 16
Chemical Engineering 37, 80
Humanities 103
Chemistry and Geochemistry 39, 82
I
Codes of Conduct 10
Communication 112
Identification Cards 9
Computing and Networking 142
Incomplete Grade. 28
Copy Center 142
Independent Study 27
Core Curriculum 33
Intercollegiate Athletics 75, 132
Counseling 8
INTERLINK 8
Course Withdrawals 27
INTERLINK Language Center 143
Curriculum Changes 32
International Day 11
International Programs 143
D
International Student Affairs 8
Dean’s List 29
International Student Organizations 12
Declaration of Option 26
Intramural Sports 76
Deficiencies 26
L
Dining Facilities 23
Directory of the School 146
LAIS Writing Center 32, 34, 143
Distributed Core 80
Late Payment Penalties 17
Leave of Absence 27
E
Liberal Arts and International Studies 58, 103
Economics and Business 41, 85
Living Groups 11
Encumbrances 17
M
Engineering 45, 87
Engineering Practices Introductory Course Sequence 79
Materials Science 113
Engineers’ Days 11
Mathematical and Computer Sciences 63, 115
English as a Second Language 8
McBride Honors Program 34
Environmental Science and Engineering 51, 92
Medical Record 26
EPICS 31, 34
Metallurgical and Materials Engineering 65, 119
Military Science 68, 123
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Mines Park 23
S
Mining Engineering 70, 126
Minor Program 35
Scholarships 19
Minority Engineering Program 10
Semester Hours. 29
Mission and Goals 5
Sexual Harassment Policy 163
Motor Vehicles 9
Social Sciences 105
Music 112
Sororities 11, 23
Special Programs and Continuing Education (SPACE) 144
N
Student Center 8
Navy ROTC 68
Student Development and Academic Services 8
O
Student Government 11
Student Health Center 9
Oceanography 98
Student Honors 13
Office of International Programs 8
Student Publications 10
Office of Women in Science, Engineering and Mathem
Student Records 30
10, 143
Study Abroad 22, 35
Outdoor Recreation Program 13
Suspension 29
P
Systems 79, 105
Parking 9
T
Part-Time Degree Students 31
Telecommunications Center 144
Payments and Refunds 17
The Military Ball 11
Personal Relationships Policy 165
Transfer Credit 26
Petroleum Engineering 72, 129
Tuition 15
Physical Education and Athletics 75, 132
Tutoring 10
Physics 77, 133
Private Rooms 23
U
Probation 29
Undergraduate Degree Requirements 32
Professional Societies 12
Undergraduate Programs 33
Progress Grade. 28
Unlawful Discrimination Policy 159
Public Affairs 144
Use of English 31
Q
V
Quality Hours and Quality Points 28
Veterans 26
R
Veterans Counseling 10
Recreational Organizations 12
W
Refunds 17, 22
Winter Carnival 11
Research Development and Services 144
Withdrawal from School 17
Residence Halls 23
Writing Across the Curriculum 34
Residency Qualifications 18
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