Colorado
School of Mines
2003–2004
Undergraduate Bulletin

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Colorado School of Mines
Undergraduate Bulletin
2003–2004

Contents
Academic Calendar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Military Science . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72
Section 1–Welcome. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Mining Engineering. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73
Mission and Goals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Petroleum Engineering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75
The Academic Environment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Physical Education and Athletics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78
Student Honor Code . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Physics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79
History of CSM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Section 6–Description of Courses . . . . . . . . . . . 82
Unique Programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Course Numbering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82
Location . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Student Life. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82
Accreditation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Core Areas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82
Administration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Bioengineering and Life Sciences . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84
Chemical Engineering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86
Section 2–Student Life . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Chemistry and Geochemistry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88
Facilities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Economics and Business . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90
Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Engineering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93
Activities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Environmental Science and Engineering . . . . . . . . 99
Student Honors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Geology and Geological Engineering . . . . . . . . . . 101
Section 3–Tuition, Fees, Financial Assistance,
Oceanography . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104
Housing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Geophysics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105
Tuition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Liberal Arts and International Studies . . . . . . . . . 108
Fees . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Materials Science . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 116
Descriptions of Fees and Other Charges . . . . . . . . 15
Mathematical and Computer Sciences . . . . . . . . . 118
Housing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
McBride Honors Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122
Payments and Refunds. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Metallurgical and Materials Engineering. . . . . . . . 123
Residency Qualifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Military Science (AROTC). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 128
Financial Aid and Scholarships . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Mining Engineering. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 130
Financial Aid Policies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Petroleum Engineering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 134
Section 4–Living Facilities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Physical Education and Athletics . . . . . . . . . . . . . 136
Residence Halls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Physics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 137
Dining Facilities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Section 7–Centers and Institutes . . . . . . . . . . 141
Mines Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Section 8–Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 146
Fraternities, Sororities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Arthur Lakes Library . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 146
Private Rooms, Apartments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Computing and Networking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 146
Section 5–Undergraduate Information . . . . . . . 24
Copy Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 146
Admission Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
CSM Alumni Association . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 146
Admission Procedures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Environmental Health and Safety . . . . . . . . . . . . 147
Academic Regulations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Green Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 147
Grades . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
INTERLINK Language Center (ESL) . . . . . . . . . . 147
Academic Probation and Suspension. . . . . . . . . . . 29
LAIS Writing Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 147
Access to Student Records . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Office of International Programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . 147
General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Office of Technology Transfer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 147
Curriculum Changes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Office of Women in Science, Engineering and
Undergraduate Degree Requirements . . . . . . . . . . 32
Mathematics (WISEM) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 148
Undergraduate Programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Public Relations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 148
The Core Curriculum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Research Development . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 148
Combined Undergraduate/Graduate Programs . . . 35
Research Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 148
Bioengineering and Life Sciences . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Special Programs and Continuing Education
Chemical Engineering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
(SPACE) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 148
Chemistry and Geochemistry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Telecommunications Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 148
Economics and Business . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
Directory of the School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 150
Engineering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
Policies and Procedures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 163
Environmental Science and Engineering . . . . . . . . 54
Affirmative Action . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 163
Geology and Geological Engineering . . . . . . . . . . . 53
Unlawful Discrimination Policy and Complaint
Geophysics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
Procedure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 163
Liberal Arts and International Studies . . . . . . . . . . 60
Sexual Harassment Policy and Complaint
Mathematical and Computer Sciences . . . . . . . . . . 64
Procedure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 166
McBride Honors Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67
Personal Relationships Policy. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 169
Metallurgical and Materials Engineering. . . . . . . . . 68
Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 171
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Academic Calendar
Fall Semester
2003
Confirmation deadline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Aug. 18, Monday
Faculty Conference . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Aug. 18, Monday
Classes start (1) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Aug. 19, Tuesday
Graduate Students—last day to register without late fee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Aug. 22, Friday
Labor Day (Classes held) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sept. 1, Monday
Last day to register, add or drop courses without a “W” (Census Day) . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sept. 3, Wednesday
Fall Break Day . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Oct. 13, Monday
Midterm grades due . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Oct. 13, Monday
Last day to withdraw from a course—Continuing students/All graduate students . . . . . . . Oct. 28, Tuesday
Priority Registration Spring Semester . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Nov. 10–14, Monday–Friday
Thanksgiving Break . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Nov. 27–Nov. 30, Thursday–Sunday
Last day to withdraw from a course—New undergraduate students . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Nov. 26, Wednesday
Classes end . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dec. 4, Thursday
Dead Day . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dec. 5, Friday
Graduating students’ lowest possible grades due . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dec. 9, Tuesday
Final exams . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dec. 6, 8–11, Saturday, Monday–Thursday
Semester ends . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dec. 12, Friday
Midyear Degree Convocation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dec. 12, Friday
Final grades due . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dec. 15, Monday
Winter Recess . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dec. 14–Jan. 6, Saturday–Tuesday
Spring Semester
2004
Confirmation deadline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jan. 6, Tuesday
Classes start (1) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jan. 7, Wednesday
Grad Students—last day to register without late fee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jan. 9, Friday
Last day to register, add or drop courses without a “W” (Census Day) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jan. 23, Friday
Midterms grades due . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . March 1, Monday
Spring Break . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . March 13–21, Saturday–Sunday
Last day to withdraw from a course– . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . April 6, Tuesday
All students except new undergraduates & 2nd semester freshmen
E-Days . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . April 1–3, Thursday–Saturday
Priority Registration Field, Summer, Fall Terms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . April 5–9, Monday–Friday
Last day to withdraw from a course—new undergraduates & 2nd semester freshmen . . . April 26, Monday
Classes end . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . April 29, Thursday
Dead Day . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . April 30, Friday
Graduating students’ lower possible grades due . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . May 4, Tuesday
Final exams . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . May 1, May 3–6, Saturday, Monday–Thursday
Semester ends . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . May 7, Friday
Commencement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . May 7, Friday
Final grades due . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . May 10, Monday
Field/Summer Sessions
2004
First Field Term First Day of Class, Registration (1) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . May 10, Monday
Last day to register, add or drop courses without a “W”—Field Term (Census Day) . . . . . . May 14, Friday
Memorial Day (Holiday—No classes held) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . May 31, Monday
Last day to withdraw from First Field Term . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . June 4, Friday
First Field Term ends . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . June 18, Friday
Field Term grades due . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . June 21, Monday
Summer School First Day of Class, Registration (1). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . June 21, Monday
Last day to register, add or drop courses without a “W”—Summer School . . . . . . . . . . . . June 28, Monday
(Census Day)
Independence Day (Holiday—No classes held) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . July 5, Monday
Second Field Term begins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . July 12, Monday
Last day to register, add or drop courses without a “W”—Second Field Term . . . . . . . . . . . July 16, Friday
Last day to withdraw from Summer School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . July 16, Friday
Last day to withdraw from Second Field Term . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . August 6, Friday
Summer School ends . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Aug. 13, Friday
Summer School grades due . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Aug. 16, Monday
Second Field Term ends . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Aug. 20, Friday
Second Field Term grades due . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Aug. 23, Monday
(1) Petition for changes in tuition classification due in the Registrar’s office for this term.
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Section 1 - Welcome
Mission and Goals
The Colorado School of Mines is consequently committed
Colorado School of Mines is a public research university
to serving the people of Colorado, the nation, and the global
devoted to engineering and applied science related to
community by promoting stewardship of the Earth upon
resources. It is one of the leading institutions in the nation
which all life and development depend. (Colorado School
and the world in these areas. It has the highest admission
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 dedi-
We strive to fulfill this educational mission through our
cated itself to responsible stewardship of the earth and its
undergraduate curriculum and in an environment of commit-
resources. It is one of a very few institutions in the world
ment and partnership among students and faculty. The com-
having broad expertise in resource exploration, extraction,
mitment is directed at learning, academic success and pro-
production and utilization which can be brought to bear on
fessional growth, it is achieved through persistent intellectual
the world’s pressing resource-related environmental prob-
study and discourse, and it is enabled by professional cour-
lems. As such, it occupies a unique position among the
tesy, responsibility and conduct. The partnership invokes
world’s institutions of higher education.
expectations for both students and faculty. Students should
The school’s role and mission has remained constant and
expect access to high quality faculty and to appropriate aca-
is written in the Colorado statutes as: The Colorado School
demic guidance and counseling; they should expect access to
of Mines shall be a specialized baccalaureate and graduate
a high quality curriculum and instructional programs; they
research institution with high admission standards. The
should expect to graduate within four years if they follow
Colorado School of Mines shall have a unique mission in
the prescribed programs successfully; and they should expect
energy, mineral, and materials science and engineering and
to be respected as individuals in all facets of campus activity
associated engineering and science fields. The school shall
and should expect responsive and tactful interaction in their
be the primary institution of higher education offering ener-
learning endeavors. Faculty should expect participation and
gy, mineral and materials science and mineral engineering
dedication from students, including attendance, attentive-
degrees at both the graduate and undergraduate levels.
ness, punctuality and demonstrable contribution of effort in
(Colorado revised Statutes, Section 23-41-105)
the learning process; and they should expect respectful inter-
Throughout the school’s 127 year history, the translation
action in a spirit of free inquiry and orderly discipline. We
of its mission into educational programs has been influenced
believe that these commitments and expectations establish
by the needs of society. Those needs are now focused more
the academic culture upon which all learning is founded.
clearly than ever before. We believe that the world faces a
CSM offers the bachelor of science degree in Chemical
crisis in balancing resource availability with environmental
and Petroleum Refining Engineering, Chemistry, Economics,
protection and that CSM and its programs are central to the
Engineering, Engineering Physics, Geological Engineering,
solution to that crisis. Therefore the school’s mission is elab-
Geophysical Engineering, Mathematical and Computer
orated upon as follows:
Sciences, Metallurgical and Material Engineering, Mining
Colorado School of Mines is dedicated to educating stu-
Engineering, and Petroleum Engineering. A pervasive insti-
dents and professionals in the applied sciences, engineering,
tutional goal for all of these programs is articulated in the
and associated fields related to
Profile of the Colorado School of Mines Graduate:
the discovery and recovery of the Earth’s resources,
◆ All CSM graduates must have depth in an area of special-
their conversion to materials and energy,
ization, enhanced by hands-on experiential learning, and
their utilization in advanced processes and products,
breadth in allied fields. They must have the knowledge
and
and skills to be able to recognize, define and solve prob-
the economic and social systems necessary to ensure
lems by applying sound scientific and engineering princi-
their prudent and provident use in a sustainable global
ples. These attributes uniquely distinguish our graduates
society.
to better function in increasingly competitive and diverse
technical professional environments.
This mission will be achieved by the creation, integration,
and exchange of knowledge in engineering, the natural
◆ Graduates must have the skills to communicate infor-
sciences, the social sciences, the humanities, business and
mation, concepts and ideas effectively orally, in writing,
their union to create processes and products to enhance the
and graphically. They must be skilled in the retrieval,
quality of life of the world’s inhabitants.
interpretation and development of technical information
by various means, including the use of computer-aided
techniques.
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◆ Graduates should have the flexibility to adjust to the ever-
History of CSM
changing professional environment and appreciate diverse
In 1865, only six years after gold and silver were discov-
approaches to understanding and solving society’s prob-
ered in the Colorado Territory, the fledgling mining industry
lems. They should have the creativity, resourcefulness,
was in trouble. The nuggets had been picked out of streams
receptivity and breadth of interests to think critically
and the rich veins had been worked. New methods of
about a wide range of cross-disciplinary issues. They
exploration, mining and recovery were needed. A number
should be prepared to assume leadership roles and possess
of men with names like Loveland, Berthoud, Arthur Lakes,
the skills and attitudes which promote teamwork and
George West and the Episcopal Bishop Randall proposed a
cooperation and to continue their own growth through
school of mines. In 1874 the Territorial Legislature passed
life-long learning.
an appropriation of $5,000 and commissioned W.A.H.
◆ Graduates should be capable of working effectively in an
Loveland and a Board of Trustees to found the Territorial
international environment, and be able to succeed in an
School of Mines in or near Golden. Governor Routt signed
increasingly interdependent world where borders between
the Bill on February 9, 1874. With the achievement of state-
cultures and economies are becoming less distinct. They
hood in 1876, the Colorado School of Mines was constitu-
should appreciate the traditions and languages of other
tionally established. The first diploma was awarded in 1882.
cultures, and value diversity in their own society.
As CSM grew, its mission expanded. From a rather
◆ Graduates should exhibit ethical behavior and integrity.
narrow initial focus on nonfuel minerals, it developed pro-
They should also demonstrate perseverance and have pride
grams as well in petroleum production and refining. More
in accomplishment. They should assume a responsibility
recently it has expanded into the fields of materials science
to enhance their professions through service and leader-
and engineering, energy and environmental engineering,
ship and should be responsible citizens who serve society,
and economics as well as a broader range of engineering
particularly through stewardship of the environment.
and applied science disciplines. CSM sees its mission as
education and research in engineering and applied science
Student Honor Code
with a special focus on the earth science disciplines in the
Preamble: The students of Colorado School of Mines
context of responsible stewardship of the earth and its
(Mines) have adopted the following Student Honor Code
resources.
(Code) in order to establish a high standard of student
CSM has always had an international reputation in
behavior at Mines. The Code may only be amended through
resource fields. Graduates have come from nearly every
a student referendum supported by a majority vote of the
nation in the world and alumni can be found in nearly
Mines student body. Mines students shall be involved in the
every nation.
enforcement of the Code through their participation in the
Student Judicial Panel.
The student body was predominantly white male for
many years, reflecting the demographics of the industries
Code: Mines students believe it is our responsibility to
it served. The School gave one of the early engineering
promote and maintain high ethical standards in order to
degrees for women to Florence Caldwell in 1897 but there
ensure our safety, welfare, and enjoyment of a successful
were many subsequent years when there were no female
learning environment. Each of us, under this Code, shall
students. This has changed and today approximately 25%
assume responsibility for our behavior in the area of aca-
of the overall student body are women and 15% of the
demic integrity.
undergraduates are underrepresented minorities, thanks to
As a Mines student, I am expected to adhere to the highest
strong recruiting efforts and the opening up of traditionally
standards of academic excellence and personal integrity
white male industries.
regarding my schoolwork, exams, academic projects, and
research endeavors. I will act honestly, responsibly, and
Unique Programs
above all, with honor and integrity in all aspects of my aca-
Colorado School of Mines is an institution of engineering
demic endeavors at Mines. I will not misrepresent the work
and applied science with a special focus in the resource
of others as my own, nor will I give or receive unauthorized
areas. As such, it has unique programs in many fields. This
assistance in the performance of academic coursework. I
is the only institution in the world, for example, that offers
will conduct myself in an ethical manner in my use of the
doctoral programs in all five of the major earth science
library, computing center, and all other school facilities and
disciplines: Geology and Geological Engineering,
resources. By practicing these principles, I will strive to
Geophysics, Geochemistry, Mining Engineering and
uphold the principles of integrity and academic excellence at
Petroleum Engineering. It has one of the few Metallurgical
Mines. I will not participate in or tolerate any form of dis-
and Materials Engineering programs in the country that
crimination or mistreatment of another individual.
still focuses on the complete materials cycle from mineral
processing to finished advanced materials.
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In addition to these traditional programs which define
Accreditation
the institutional focus, the school is pioneering programs in
Colorado School of Mines is accredited through the
interdisciplinary areas. One of the most successful of these
doctoral degree by the Higher Learning Commission of
is the Engineering Division program, which currently claims
the North Central Association, 30 North LaSalle Street,
more than one-third of the undergraduate majors. This
Suite 2400, Chicago, Illinois 60602-2504 – telephone
program combines civil, electrical, environmental and
(312) 263-0456.
mechanical engineering in a nontraditional curriculum that
The Engineering Accreditation Commission of the
is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission
Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology,
of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology,
111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202-4012 –
111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202-4012 –
telephone (410) 347-7700, accredits undergraduate degree
telephone (410) 347-7700. It serves as a model for such pro-
programs in Chemical Engineering, Engineering, Engineer-
grams here and elsewhere.
ing Physics, Geological Engineering, Geophysical
While many of the programs at CSM are firmly grounded
Engineering, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering,
in tradition, they are almost all undergoing continual evolu-
Mining Engineering and Petroleum Engineering. The
tion. Recent successes in integrating aspects of the curricu-
American Chemical Society has approved the degree pro-
lum have spurred similar activity in other areas such as the
gram in the Department of Chemistry and Geochemistry.
geosciences. There, through the medium of computer visual-
ization, geophysicists and geologists are in the process of
Administration
creating a new emerging discipline. A similar development
General management of the School is vested by state
is occurring in geoengineering through the integration of
statute in a Board of Trustees, consisting of seven members
aspects of civil engineering, geology and mining. CSM has
appointed by the governor. A nonvoting student member is
played a leadership role in this kind of innovation over the
elected annually by the student body. Financial support
last decade.
comes from student tuition and fees and from the state
through annual appropriations. These funds are augmented
Location
by government and privately sponsored research, private gift
Golden, Colorado has been the home for CSM since its
support from alumni, corporations, foundations and other
inception. Located 20 minutes west of Denver, this commu-
friends.
nity of 15,000 is located in the foothills of the Rockies.
Skiing is an hour away to the west. Golden is a unique com-
munity that serves as home to CSM, the Coors Brewing
Company, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, a
major U.S. Geological Survey facility that also contains the
National Earthquake Center, and the seat of Jefferson
County. Golden once served as the territorial capital of
Colorado.
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Section 2- Student Life
Facilities
students. SDAS houses a library of over 300 books and other
Student Center
materials for checkout, and is home to CSM’s Engineers
The Ben H. Parker Student Center has recently under-
Choosing Health Options (ECHO), promoting wise and
gone a four million dollar renovation and addition. The
healthy decision making regarding students’ use of alcohol
building contains the offices for the Vice President of
and other drugs.
Student Life and Dean of Students, the Director of Student
Counseling: Experienced, professional counselors offer
Life, Housing, Conferences Reservation Office, Student
assistance in a variety of areas. Personal counseling for
Activities and Greek Advisor, ASCSM Offices, and Student
stress management, relationship issues, wellness education
Groups. The Student Center also contains the student dining
and/or improved self image are a few of the areas often
hall, the I-Club, a food court, game room, bookstore, and
requested. Gender issues, personal security, and compati-
student lounges and TV room. There are also a number of
bility with roommates are also popular interactive presenta-
meeting rooms and banquet facilities in the Student Center.
tions. SDAS works closely with other student life depart-
Another addition was completed during the summer of 2001
ments to address other issues.
which contains meeting rooms and banquet facilities as well
Academic Services: The staff often conducts workshops
as the Admissions, Financial Aid and Registrar’s Offices,
in areas of interest to college students, such as time manage-
Career Services, International Student Services, the
ment, learning skills, test taking, preparing for finals and
Cashier’s Office, and Student Development and Academic
college adjustment. Advising on individual learning skills
Support Services.
is also available.
Services
Tutoring and Academic Excellence Workshops: Free
Academic Advising
walk-in tutoring is available to all CSM students for most
Freshmen are advised under the Freshman Mentor
freshmen and sophomore courses. Tutoring in some upper
Program, designed
division courses is available. Weekly academic excellence
◆ to ease the transition from high school or work to
workshops in introductory calculus, chemistry, and physics
college,
are provided as well.
◆ to provide quality academic advising,
International Student Affairs
◆ to provide a resource/contact person for critical periods
International student advising and international student
during the freshman year, and
services are the responsibility of International Student
◆ to give students an opportunity to get to know a cam-
and Scholar Services, located in the Student Center. The
pus professional.
International Student and Scholar Services Office coordi-
Each mentor, who is a member of the faculty or profes-
nates the Host Family Program. Orientation programs for
sional staff, advises approximately 10 students. Undecided
new international students are held at the beginning of each
transfer students are advised by the Admissions Office dur-
semester. Visas and work permits are processed through the
ing their first year. Upperclass students and transfer students
International Student Advisor at the International Student
who have declared a major are advised by an advisor in their
and Scholar Services Office.
option department.
Office of International Programs/Study Abroad
Questions concerning work in a particular course should
The Office of International Programs (OIP) located in
be discussed with the course instructor. General academic
Stratton Hall, room 109, develops international opportunities
program scheduling and planning questions can be answered
for students and faculty at CSM, including study abroad
by the student’s advisor or mentor. The advisor’s or mentor’s
programs. For information about the international activities
signature is required on the early registration form filed by
of OIP, see p. 111.
every student. A student meets with the mentor or advisor
English as a Second Language Program
before registration. An advising hold is placed on the student
The INTERLINK program at Colorado School of Mines
before registration until the student’s advisor clears the
combines intensive English language instruction with train-
advising hold.
ing in skills necessary for successful academic and social
Office for Student Development and Academic
life at an American engineering university. Designed to
Services
address the special linguistic needs of students in the fields
The Student Development and Academic Services Office
of science and technology, its curriculum focuses on reading,
(SDAS), located in the Student Center, serves as the person-
writing, grammar, listening, conversation, pronunciation, and
al, academic and career counseling center. Through its vari-
study skills. Instruction is offered in 9-week sessions at five
ous services, the center acts as a comprehensive resource
levels of proficiency. At the successful completion of the
for the personal growth and life skills development of our
fifth level, a qualified student can understand, take notes on
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academic lectures, make oral presentations, read scholarly
Career Center (Placement and Cooperative
books and journals, conduct library research, and write
Education)
essays and research papers.
The Career Center assists and advises students in their
Admission to the program is open to adults who have
search for engineering-related employment. Each year indus-
completed secondary school in good standing (grade point
try and government representatives visit the campus to inter-
average of C+ or above) and are able to meet their educa-
view students and explain employment opportunities. Fall is
tional and living expenses. For further information contact
the major recruiting season for both summer and full-time
INTERLINK Language Center (ESL) at Colorado School
positions, but interviews take place in the spring as well.
of Mines, Golden, CO 80401; call (303) 273-3516 or
Students must be registered with the Career Center in order
FAX (303) 273-3529.
to interview, which is accomplished by submitting resumes
and signing a card giving the Center permission to dissemi-
Identification Cards
nate student materials.
All new students should have an identification card made
as early as possible their first semester. Identification cards
A Career Manual is available to students to help in
are made in the Student Activities Office in the Student
resume writing, interviewing and off-campus job search.
Center. In subsequent semesters, validation stickers may
Staff members offer individual critiques of resumes and
also be obtained from the Student Activities Office. Lost,
letters, and personal job search advice. A small library of
stolen or damaged identification cards will be replaced for
directories and other job search materials is available for
a small fee. The identification card is required to check
check-out. Many workshops are offered throughout the year
material out of the CSM Library and various other CSM
on job search topics, and video-taped practice interviewing
activities may require its presentation. All students are
is available.
required to carry their ID at all times while on campus.
The Career Center sponsors a Career Day each fall and
Student Health Center
spring to allow students to explore career options with exhibit-
The Student Health Center, located at 17th and Elm, pro-
ing employers. A Shadowing Program is available for students
vides primary health care to CSM students and their spouses.
who wish to visit a local professional in order to clarify
Students pay a $45 fee each semester which entitles them
career goals. For students undecided about which engineer
to unlimited visits with a physician or nurse as well as pre-
or science career to pursue, career counseling is provided.
scription and over the counter medications. The health center
The Cooperative Education Program is available to stu-
also provides wellness education, immunizations, allergy
dents who have completed three semesters at CSM (two for
shots, flu shots, nutrition counseling and information regard-
transfer students). It is an academic program which offers
ing a wide range of health concerns. Staff members are also
3 hours of credit in the major for engineering work experi-
available to provide health-promotion events for students
ence, awarded on the basis of a term paper written following
groups and residence hall program. The Students Health
the CO-OP term. The type of credit awarded depends on
Center is open Monday through Friday 8-12 and 1-4:45 P.M.
the decision of the department, but in most cases is additive
It is staffed by RN’s throughout the day. Physicians coverage
credit. CO-OP terms usually extend from May to December,
is provided by family practice physicians who are on site for
or from January to August, and usually take a student off-
two hours daily and on-call at all times.
campus full time. Part-time CO-OP is also possible if a
Dental services are also provided at the Student Health
student is working 20 hours per week for several semesters.
Center. These services are provided by a dentist who has
Students must register for CO-OP while on the job (a no
scheduled hours two days per week four hours per day.
credit, no fee class), and must write learning objectives and
Basic services such as x-rays, cleanings, fillings and
sign informal contracts with their company’s representative
extractions are available.
to ensure the educational component of the work experience.
To be eligible for care, students must be enrolled in four
Full-time, part-time, summer and CO-OP jobs are pub-
or more hours; have paid the Health Center fee if they are
licized in the Career Center as well as on bulletin boards
part time and have a completed Health History Form on file
around the campus. Students are often contacted by the
at the Health Center. Supervised by Vice President and
Career Center regarding specific opportunities, and resumes
Dean of Student Life. Phone: (303) 273-3381; FAX: (303)
are sent by the Center directly to employers. CSM graduates
279-3155.
are eligible for the services of the Career Center for 18
months after graduation. Information on starting salaries,
Motor Vehicles Parking
summer salaries, job search success rates, and other topics
All students are permitted to bring motor vehicles on
is collected and available through the Center.
campus but they must be registered with CSM Public Safety.
Regulations for parking may be obtained from CSM Public
Standards, Codes of Conduct
Safety. Some parking space is restricted, and this must be
Every fall, each student is supplied with a Student
observed.
Handbook that lists all School regulations governing con-
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duct, including discrimination, alcoholic beverages, drugs,
Minority Engineering Program
academic dishonesty, and distribution of literature, as well as
The Minority Engineering Program is located at 1215
the process for filing a complaint. Anyone having additional
16th Street. The MEP meets the needs of minority students
questions concerning these regulations should contact the
by providing various student services, summer programs,
Dean of Students.
recruitment, academic/retention programs (academic advis-
Student Publications
ing, academic excellence workshops, counseling, tutoring
Two student publications are published at CSM by the
and peer study groups), professional/career development
Associated Students of CSM. Opportunities abound for stu-
(leadership workshops, career development, time manage-
dents wishing to participate on the staffs.
ment, study skills and national conferences), community
outreach and cultural and social activities.
The Oredigger is the student newspaper, published
weekly during the school year. It contains news, features,
Working through student professional societies—
sports, letters and editorials of interest to students, faculty,
American Indian Science and Engineering Society
and the Golden community.
(AISES), Asian Student Association (ASA), National
Society of Black Engineers (NSBE), and Society of Hispanic
The literary magazine, High Grade, is published each
Professional Engineers (SHPE)— the Office of Minority
semester. Contributions of poetry, short stories, drawings,
Engineering Program is a center for minority student activi-
and photographs are encouraged from students, faculty and
ties, and a place for students to become a community of
staff. A Board of Student Publications acts in an advisory
scholars with common goals and objectives in a comfortable
capacity to the publications staffs and makes recommenda-
learning environment.
tions on matters of policy. The Public Affairs Department
staff members serve as daily advisors to the staffs of the
The American Indian Science and Engineering Society
Oredigger and Prospector. The Liberal Arts and International
(AISES) chapter was established at the Colorado School
Studies Department provides similar service to the High
of Mines in 1992. It is a peer support group for Native
Grade.
American students pursuing science and engineering
careers. Its main goal is to help the students get through
Veterans Counseling
college so they can then use those new skills to create a
The Registrar’s Office provides veterans counseling serv-
better life for themselves and other Native Americans.
ices for students attending the School and using educational
Asian Students Association (ASA) - This is a branch of the
benefits from the Veterans Administration.
Minority Engineering Program which acknowledges the
Tutoring
Asian heritage by involvement in various school activities,
Individual tutoring in most courses is available through
social activities, and activities with the other Minority
the Office for Student Development and Academic Services.
Engineering chapters. ASA allows students with an Asian
This office also sponsors group tutoring sessions and Aca-
heritage or students interested in Asian heritage to assem-
demic Excellence Workshops which are open to all inter-
ble and voice shared interests and associate in organized
ested CSM students. For more information about services
group activities which include attending Nuggets games,
and eligibility requirements, contact the Student Develop-
bowling, ice skating and numerous other activities.
ment and Academic Services office.
National Society of Black Engineers - NSBE is a non-
Office of Women in Science, Engineering and
profit organization managed by students. It was founded
Mathematics (WISEM)
to promote the recruitment, retention and successful grad-
The WISEM office is located in 300 Guggenheim Hall.
uation of Black and other under-represented groups in the
The mission of WISEM is to enhance opportunities for
field of engineering. NSBE operates through a university-
women in science and engineering careers, to increase reten-
based structure coordinated through regional zones, and
tion of women at CSM, and to promote equity and diversity
administered by the National Executive Board. The local
in higher education. The office sponsors programs for
chapters, which are the center of NSBE activity, create
women students and faculty and produces the Chevron
and conduct projects in the areas of pre-college student
Lecture Series. For further information, contact: Debra K.
interaction, university academic support mechanisms and
Lasich, Executive Director of Women in Science, Engineer-
career guidance programs. “We instill pride and add value
ing and Mathematics, Colorado School of Mines, 1500
to our members which causes them to want to give back
Illinois, Golden, CO 80401-1869, or call (303) 273-3097.
to NSBE in order to produce a continuum of success.”
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Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) -
provides comedians and other performing artists to the
SHPE is a non-profit organization that exists for the
campus on most Fridays throughout the academic year;
advancement of Hispanic engineering (sciences) students
Special Events which coordinates events such as the
to become professional engineers and scientists, to increase
annual Back to School Bashes, Discount Sport Nights at
the number of Hispanics entering into the field of engi-
Rockies or Avalanche Games, and one time specialty
neering, and to develop and implement programs benefit-
entertainment; and E-Days and Homecoming.
ing Hispanics seeking to become engineers and scientists.
Special Events
Anyone interested in joining may do so. SHPE is a nation-
Engineers’ Days festivities are held each spring. The
al organization with student and professional chapters in
three-day affair is organized entirely by students. Contests
nearly 100 cities across the country. The organization is
are held in drilling, hand-spiking, mucking, oil-field olympics,
divided into five regions representing 76 student chapters.
and softball, just to name a few. Additional events include a
The SHPE organization is governed by a National Board
huge fireworks display, the awarding of scholarships to out-
of Directors which includes representatives from all
standing Colorado high school seniors and an Engineers’
regions including two student representatives.
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
International Day is planned and conducted by the
a 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 enter-
of the recognized campus organizations or more information
tainment have come to be one of the campus social events
about any of these organizations, contact the Student
of the year.
Activities office.
Winter Carnival, sponsored by Blue Key, is an all-school
Student Government
ski day held each year at one of the nearby ski slopes.
Associated Students of CSM (ASCSM), is sanctioned
by the Board of Trustees of the School. The purpose of
Living Groups
ASCSM is, in part, to advance the interest and promote
Residence Hall Association (RHA) is a student-run
the welfare of CSM and all of the students and to foster
organization developed to coordinate and plan activities for
and maintain harmony among those connected with
students living in the Residence Halls. Its membership is
or interested in the School, including students, alumni,
represented by students from each hall floor. Officers are
faculty, trustees and friends.
elected each fall for that academic year.
Through funds collected as student fees, ASCSM strives
Social Fraternities, Sororities
to ensure a full social and academic life for all students
There are seven national fraternities and three national
with its organizations, publications, and special events.
sororities active on the CSM campus. Fraternities and
As the representative governing body of the students
Sororities offer the unique opportunity of leadership, service
ASCSM provides leadership and a strong voice for the
to one’s community, and fellowship. Greeks are proud of
student body, enforces policies enacted by the student
the number of campus leaders, athletes and scholars that
body, works to integrate the various campus organizations,
come from their ranks. Additionally, the Greek social life
and promotes the ideals and traditions of the School.
provides a complement to the scholastic programs at Mines.
Colorado School of Mines chapters are
The Graduate Student Association was formed in 1991
Alpha Phi
and is recognized by CSM through the student govern-
Alpha Tau Omega
ment as the representative voice of the graduate student
Beta Theta Pi
body. GSA’s primary goal is to improve the quality of
Kappa Sigma
graduate education and offer academic support for gradu-
Phi Gamma Delta
ate students.
Pi Beta Phi.
The Mines Activity Council serves ASCSM as the campus
Sigma Alpha Epsilon
special events board. The majority of all student campus
Sigma Kappa.
events are planned by the MAC committees. These
Sigma Nu
committees are: Friday Afternoon Club (FAC), which
Sigma Phi Epsilon
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Honor Societies
sional development outside the classroom through guest
Honor societies recognize the outstanding achievements
speakers, trips, and interactive discussions about the current
of their members in the areas of scholarship, leadership, and
activities in the profession. Additionally, many of the organi-
service. Each of the CSM honor societies recognize different
zations offer internship, fellowship and scholarship opportu-
achievements in our students. The Colorado School of Mines
nities. The Colorado School of Mines chapters are as follows:
honor societies, and their representative areas, are as follows:
American Association of Drilling Engineers (AADE)
Alpha Phi Omega - Service
American Association of Petroleum Geologists
Alpha Sigma Mu - Metals
(AAPG)
Blue Key - Service, Scholarship, Activities
American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE)
Kappa Mu Epsilon. - Mathematics
American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical &
Order of Omega
Petroleum Engineers (AIME)
Pi Epsilon Tau - Petroleum Engineering
American Institute of Professional Geologists
Tau Beta Pi - Engineering
American Ceramic Society (A. Cer. Soc.)
American Chemical Society
Interest Organizations
American Indian Science & Engineering Society
Interest organizations meet the special and unique needs
(AISES)
of the CSM student body by providing co-curricular activi-
American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
ties in specific areas. These organizations are:
American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
Amnesty International
American Society of Metals (ASM International)
Anime Club
American Welding Society
Association of Geoscience Students (AGS)
Asian Student Association (ASA)
Ballroom Dance Band
Association of Engineering Geologists (AEG)
Bioengineering Club
Association of General Contractors (AGC)
Campus Crusade for Christ
Institute of Electrical & Electronic Engineers (IEEE)
Capoeira Clubs
National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE)
Choir
Society of American Military Engineers (SAME)
CSM Ambassadors
Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)
Earthworks
Society of Economics and Business
Fellowship of Christian Athletes
Society of Economic Geologists (SEG)
Fellowship of Christian Cowboys
Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE)
High Grade
Society of Mining Engineers (SME)
Math Club
Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE)
Mines Little Theatre
Society of Physics Students (SPS)
Non Traditional Students
Society of Student Geophysicists (SSG)
Oredigger
Society of Women Engineers (SWE)
Prospector
The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society of AIME
Students for Creative Anachronism
Recreational Organizations
International Student Organizations
The recreation organizations provide the opportunity, for
The International Student Organizations provide the
students with similar interests to participate as a group in
opportunity to experience a little piece of a different culture
these recreational activities. Most of the recreational organi-
while here at Mines, in addition to assisting the students
zations compete on both the local and regional levels at tour-
from that culture adjust to the Mines campus.
naments throughout the year. These clubs are:
These organizations are:
Bicycle Club
Chinese Student Association
Bridge Club
International Student Organization
Caving Club
Japanese Student Association
Cheerleading
Kuwaiti Student Association
Ice Hockey Club
Middle Eastern Student Association
Kayak Club
Muslim Student Association
Kendo Club
Omani Student Association
Lacrosse Club
Taiwanese Student Association
Men’s Volleyball
Professional Societies
Outdoor Club
Professional Societies are generally student chapters of
Racquetball Club
the national professional societies. As a student chapter, the
Rugby Club
professional societies offer a chance for additional profes-
Shooting Club
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Ski Club/Team
Mary and Charles Cavanaugh Memorial Award. A cash
Tae Kwon Do Club
award given in metallurgy based on scholarship, profes-
Ultimate Frisbee
sional activity, and participation in school activities.
Water Polo Club
Colorado Engineering Council Award. A silver medal
Willie Wonka Boarders
presented for excellence in scholarship, high integrity,
Women’s Soccer
and general engineering ability.
Outdoor Recreation Program
Distinguished Military Graduate. Designated by the ROTC
The Outdoor Recreation Program is housed at 1224 17th
professor of military science for graduating seniors who
Street, across from the Intramural Field. The Program teach-
possess outstanding qualities of leadership and high moral
es classes in outdoor activities; rents mountain bikes, climb-
character, and who have exhibited a definite aptitude for
ing gear, backpacking and other equipment; and sponsors
and interest in military service.
day and weekend activities such as camping, snowshoeing,
Dwight D. “Ike” Eisenhower Award. Provided for by Mr.
rock climbing, and mountaineering.
and Mrs. R. B. Ike Downing, $150 and a medal with
Student Honors
plaque is awarded to the outstanding ROTC cadet com-
Awards are presented each year to members of the gradu-
missioned each year, based on demonstrated exemplary
ating class and others in recognition of students who have
leadership within the Corps of Cadets and academic
maintained a superior scholastic record, who have distin-
excellence in military science.
guished themselves in school activities, and who have done
Prof. Everett Award. A cash award presented to an out-
exceptional work in a particular subject.
standing senior in mathematics through the generosity
Robert F. Aldredge Memorial Award. A cash award, pre-
of Frank Ausanka, ’42.
sented in geophysics for the highest scholastic average in
Cecil H. Green Award. A gold medal given to the graduat-
geophysics courses.
ing senior in geophysical engineering, who in the opinion
American Institute of Chemists Award. A one year mem-
of the Department of Geophysics, has the highest attain-
bership, presented in chemistry and chemical engineering
ment in the combination of scholastic achievement, per-
for demonstrated scholastic achievement, leadership,
sonality, and integrity.
ability, and character.
The Neal J. Harr Memorial Outstanding Student Award.
Robert A. Baxter Award. A cash award, given for meritori-
Provided by the Rocky Mountain Association of Geolo-
ous work in chemistry.
gists, the award and rock hammer suitably engraved, pre-
Charles N. Bell, 1906, Award. A Brunton transit is awarded
sented in geology for scholastic excellence in the study of
for completing the course in mining to the student demon-
geology with the aim of encouraging future endeavors in
strating the most progress in school work during each year.
the earth sciences.
The Brunton Award in Geology. A Brunton transit is
Harrison L. Hays, ’31, Award. A cash award presented in
awarded in recognition of highest scholastic achievement
chemical and petroleum-refining for demonstrating by
and interest in and enthusiasm for the science of geology.
scholarship, personality, and integrity of character, the
general potentialities of a successful industrial career.
Hon. D. W. Brunton Award. A Brunton transit, provided for
by Mr. Brunton, is awarded for meritorious work in mining.
John C. Hollister Award. A cash award is presented to the
most deserving student in Geophysics and is not based
The Leo Borasio Memorial Award. A plaque and cash
solely on academic performance.
award presented each year to the outstanding junior in
the McBride Honors Program. Mr. Borasio was a 1950
Robert M. Hutchinson Award for Excellence in Geo-
graduate of the School of Mines.
logical Mapping. An engraved Brunton Compass given
in recognition of this phase of Geological Engineering.
Clark B. Carpenter Award. A cash award given to the
graduating senior in mining or metallurgy who, in the
Henry W. Kaanta Award. A cash award and plaque is
opinion of the seniors in mining and metallurgy and the
presented to a graduating senior majoring in extractive
professors in charge of the respective departments, is the
metallurgy or mineral processing for the outstanding paper
most deserving of this award.
written on a laboratory procedure or experimental process.
Clark B. Carpenter Research Award. A cash award present-
Maryanna Bell Kafadar Humanities Award. The award
ed in honor of Professor Clark B. Carpenter to a student or
is for the graduating senior who has excelled in the
students, undergraduate or graduate, selected by the
Humanities.
Department of Metallurgical Engineering on the basis of
Alan Kissock, 1912, Award. A cash award is presented
scholastic ability and accomplishment. This award derives
in metallurgy for best demonstrating the capability for
from an endowment by Leslie E. Wilson, E.M., 1927.
creativity and the ability to express it in writing.
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George C. Marshall Award. A certificate, an official biog-
The Thomas Philipose Outstanding Senior Award.
raphy of General Marshall and an expense paid trip to the
A plaque and cash award, presented to a senior in the
National Security Conference sponsored by the Marshall
McBride Honors Program in Public Affairs for Engineers
Foundation, is presented to the most outstanding ROTC
whose scholarship, character, and personality best exem-
cadet who demonstrates those leadership and scholastic
plify the ideals of the program as determined by the
qualities which epitomized the career of General Marshall.
Committee of tutors.
Metallurgical Engineering Faculty Award. An engraved
Physics Faculty Distinguished Graduate Award. Presented
desk set is presented from time to time by the faculty of
from time to time by the faculty of the department to
the department to a graduating senior who, by participa-
graduating engineering physics seniors with exceptionally
tion in and contribution to campus life, and by academic
high academic achievement in physics.
achievement, has demonstrated those characteristics of a
George R. Pickett Memorial Award. A cash award pre-
well-rounded graduate to which CSM aspires.
sented to a graduating senior on the basis of demonstrated
Evan Elliot Morse Memorial Award. A cash award is pre-
interests and accomplishments in the study of borehole
sented annually to a student in physics who, in the opinion
geophysics.
of the Physics Department faculty, has shown exceptional
President’s Senior Scholar Athlete Award. A plaque
competence in a research project.
presented to the graduating senior who has the highest
Old Timers’ Club Award. A suitable gift is presented to a
academic average and who lettered in a sport in the senior
graduating senior who, in the opinion of the Department
year.
of Mining Engineering, has shown high academic stand-
William D. Waltman, 1899, Award. Provided for by Mr.
ing in coal mining engineering and potential in the coal
Waltman, a cash award and suitably engraved plaque is
industry.
presented to the graduating senior whose conduct and
Outstanding Graduating Senior Awards. A suitably
scholarship have been most nearly perfect and who has
engraved plaque is presented by each degree-granting
most nearly approached the recognized characteristics of
department to its outstanding graduating senior.
an American gentleman or lady during the recipient’s
H. Fleet Parsons Award. A cash award presented for out-
entire collegiate career.
standing service to the School through leadership in stu-
H.G. Washburn Award. A copy of De Re Metallica by
dent government.
Agricola is awarded in mining engineering for good
Maxwell C. Pellish, 1924, Academic Achievement Award.
scholastic record and active participation in athletics.
A suitably engraved plaque presented to the graduating
Charles Parker Wedgeforth Memorial Award. Presented
senior with the highest cumulative grade point average
to the most deserving and popular graduating senior.
who has had a minimum of 6 semesters at CSM.
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Section 3 - Tuition, Fees,
Financial Assistance, Housing
Tuition and fees at CSM are kept at a minimum con-
Miscellaneous
sistent with the cost of instruction and the amount of state
New Student Orientation . . . . . . . . . . . . . $40.00
funds appropriated to the School. The following rates are in
New International Stu. Orient. . . . . . . . . . $60.00
effect for 2003–2004. Increases can be expected in subse-
(exempt from refund policy)
quent years.
Chem Lab Fee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $30.00
Engineering Field Session . . . . . . . . . . . . . $50.00
Tuition
Graduation (Bachelors) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $100.00
Full-time Students
Student Health Insurance - At publication 2003–2004
Resident
Non-resident
rates had not been determined.
$2,850/sem
$9,515/sem
Military Science
For more information see the CSM web site at
Lab Fee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $175.00
http://csmis5.mines.edu/tuition/.
Descriptions of Fees and Other
Fees
Charges
Regular Semester (Fall/Spring)
The following mandatory, non-waivable fees are charged
During a regular semester, students taking less than 4
by the Colorado School of Mines to all students enrolled for
credit hours are not required to pay student fees, except for
7.0 semester hours or more:
the Technology Fee. Any such student wishing to take part in
student activities and receive student privileges may do so by
Health Center Fee - Revenues support physician/Medical
paying full semester fees. All students carrying 4 or more
services to students. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $45.00/term
credit hours must pay full student fees as follows:
Associated Students Fee - Revenues support student organizations/
events/activities; e.g., newspaper, homecoming, E-days.
Health Center* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $45.00
Expenditures must be approved by ASCSM. . . . . . . $63.00/term
Associated Students . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63.00
Athletics Fee - Revenues support intercollegiate athletics and
Athletics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47.00
entitle student entrance to all scheduled events and use of the
Student Services. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 137.00
facilities. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $47.00/term
Student Assistance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14.50
Student Assistance Fee: funds safety awareness programs,
Technology Fee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60.00
training seminars for abuse issues, campus lighting, and
parking facility maintenance. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $14.50/term
Total . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $366.50
Student Services Fee - Revenues support bond indebtedness
*A health insurance program is also available. Health
and other student services; e.g., Placement/Co-Op, Student
insurance is a mandatory fee unless the student can prove
Development Center, Student Activities, Student Life, and
coverage through another plan.
services provided in the Student Center. . . . . . . . . . $137.00/term
Technology Fee: funds technology infrastructure and equipment
Summer Session
for maximum student use. The School matches the student fee
Academic Courses
revenues dollar for dollar. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $60.00/term
Health Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $22.50
The following mandatory, waivable fee is charged by the
Athletics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23.50
Colorado School of Mines to all degree seeking students,
Student Services. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68.50
regardless of full-time or part-time student status:
Technology Fee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30.00
Total . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $144.50
Student Health Insurance - Revenues contribute to a self-insurance
fund. At publication 2003–2004 rates had not been determined.
Field Term Courses
On-campus: Health Center
$17.00
The following are established fees that are case dependent.
Student Services
$51.00
Late Insurance Waiver Fee - Revenues provide funds for the
Total
$68.00
administration of the health insurance program. . . . . . . . . $60.00
Chemistry Lab Fee - Revenues provide a contingency against
Off-campus: Arrangements and payment for transporta-
breakage of laboratory equipment; e.g., test tubes, beakers,
tion, food, lodging, and other expenses must be made with
etc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $30.00/course
the department concerned. (Geology Department camping
Field Camp Fee - Revenues support the instructional activities/
fee is $160.)
services provided during Field session. . . . . . $100.00 - $800.00
depending on Dept
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Military Science Lab Fee - Revenues support the instructional
In all instances, the costs to collect these fees are not
activities of the Military Science Department. . . . $175.00 ROTC
reimbursed to the Student Receivables Office. The Colorado
New Student Orientation Fee - Revenues support the new student
School of Mines does not automatically assess any optional
orientation program provided to freshmen and transfer students
fees or charges.
at the start of the Fall and Spring semesters. This fee is exempt
from refund policy. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $40.00
Housing
New International Students . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $60.00
NOTE: Room and board charges are established by the
On-line Course Fee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $40.00/credit hour
Board of Trustees (BOT) and are subject to change. Payment
Summer Orientation Fee - Revenues support the Explore CSM
of room and board charges fall under the same guidelines as
programs provided to freshmen students and their parents
payment of tuition and fees. Rates below are in effect for the
during the summer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $40.00
2003-2004 Academic year. Included is a “flexible” meal plan
Transcript Fee - Revenues support the cost of providing transcripts.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $2.00/copy
which guarantees students a designated number of meals per
Add/Drop Charge - Revenues offset the cost of processing
week and gives them between $50.00 - $75.00 to spend as
Add/Drop registration. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $4.00 each
they wish on additional meals or in the deli at the Student
Late Payment Penalty - Revenues offset billing costs for late
Center. For more information, please contact the Student
payments. . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.5% per month of outstanding balance
Life Office at (303) 273-3350.
Housing Application Fee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $50.00
Rates for 2003-2004 (per year)
Damage Deposit, (Housing) - Revenues are used to repair or
replace damaged items/rooms in CSM housing units. Mines Pk
Residence Halls (Students must choose a meal plan)
& P.Village . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $400.00
Bradford and Randall Halls
Bike Locker Rental - Revenues go to provide and maintain locker
Double Room . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 3,150
facilities for residence hall student bicycles. . . . . . . . $40.00/sem
Single Room. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 3,750
Residence Hall Room Charge - Revenues support maintenance,
Double Room as Single . . . . . . . . . $ 4,080
improvements and residence hall administration. . . See Housing
Morgan and Thomas Halls
Rates on next page
Meal Plan Charges - Revenues provide meals and maintain
Double Room . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 3,300
cafeteria equipment for the students on meal plans.
Single Room. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 3,925
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . See Meal Plans on next page
Double Room as Single . . . . . . . . . $ 4,230
Residence Hall Association Fee - Revenues support social
WeaverTowers
activities for the residence hall students. . . . . . . . . . . $50.00/year
Double Room . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 3,580
Housing and Rental Fees - Rental fees for housing rentals go to
Single Room. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 4,180
maintain the rental properties, pay utility charges, and maintain
and improve properties. . . . . . . See Housing Rates on next page
Double Room as Single . . . . . . . . . $ 4,600
Tuition Paid-Out - CSM has advanced tuition to another school.
“E” Room, Single. . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 4,490
Charges are reimbursement request for those advances. Only
Residence Hall Association Fee . . . $50 included above
for sponsored students . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Paid by sponsor
02–03
03–04
Books/Supplies Fee - Advances made to or on behalf of the
Sigma Nu House . . . . . . . .$ 3,431
$ 3,570
student. Charges are reimbursement only. Only for sponsored
students . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Paid by sponsor
FIJI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$ 3,722
$ 3,905
Computer Usage Fees - Revenues assist in providing research
Prospector Village (Freshmen)
computing services. . . . . . . . . . . . $500.00/term Paid by sponsor
Charge will be no higher than Weaver Towers Double
Refunds or Advances - These charges are reimbursement requests
Room rate. Possibly less depending on availability of
for funds advanced to or on behalf of the student. Funds
received replace those advances. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . N/A
Cable TV, phone system, campus computing network,
Payments - CSM must repay to the bank any student funds for
laundry facilities, etc.
which a student becomes ineligible. Funds collected from the
Meal Plans (per year)
student replace those payments. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . N/A
19-meals + $50 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 2,912
Grants and Scholarships (Recalled) When students become
ineligible for grant, loan or scholarship money which they
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Plus $50 flex per semester
have received, the recall of those funds are reflected. . . . . . . N/A
15-meals + $100. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 2,912
Return Check - The amount of a student’s check which has been
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Plus $100 flex per semester
returned for insufficient funds. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . N/A
Field Session (Six weeks)
Returned Check Charge - Revenues offset bank fees for returned
Thomas Hall
checks. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $20.00
Double Room . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 345
Voicemail Fee: Assessed to students living in campus housing
who request voice mail services. (Optional) . . . . . . . $45.00/year
Single Room . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 600
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $22.50/sem
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Summer Session (Eight weeks)
Payments and Refunds
Thomas Hall
Payment Information
Double Room . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 450
A student is expected to complete the registration process,
Single Room. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 710
including the payment of tuition and fees, room, and board,
Meal Plans
before attending class. Students should mail their payment to:
Gold Card (declining balance) . . $ 330 minimum
Cashier
Mines Park
Colorado School of Mines
Family Housing
Golden, CO 80401-1887
1 Bedroom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 615
Please note your social security number on payment.
2 Bedroom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 700
Financial Responsibility
Apartment Housing
1 Bedroom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 615
It is important for students to recognize their financial
2 Bedroom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $824
responsibilities when registering for classes at the school.
3 Bedroom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 1,095
If students do not fulfill their financial obligations by pub-
lished deadlines:
Additional Rentals
✔ Late payment penalties will accrue on any outstanding
1220 17th Street . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 600
balance.
*Tenant pays gas and electricity only
✔ Transcripts will not be issued.
**CSM pays all public utilities, gas, electricity, water.
✔ Past due accounts will be turned over to Colorado
Tenant pays $18.50/month per phone line (optional). Tenant
Central Collection Services in accordance with
pays $45.00 per voice mail (optional) per year.
Colorado law.
✔ Collection costs will be added to a students account.
Residence Hall Application
✔ The student’s delinquency may be reported to national
Information and application for residence hall space are
credit bureaus.
included in the packet offering admission to the student.
Late Payment Penalties
Students desiring accommodations are requested to forward
A penalty will be assessed against a student if payment is
their inquiries at the earliest possible date.
not received in full by the official day of registration. The
The submission of a room application does not in itself
penalty is described in the schedule of courses for each
constitute a residence hall reservation. A residence hall con-
semester. If payment is not completed by the sixth week of
tract will be mailed to the student to be signed by the student
class, the student may be officially withdrawn from classes.
and his or her parents and returned to the Residence Life
Students will be responsible for all collection costs.
Office. Only upon receipt and written acknowledgement of
the residence hall contract by the Residence Life Office will
Encumbrances
the student be assured of a room reservation.
A student will not be permitted to register for future
classes, graduate, or secure an official transcript of his/her
Rooms and roommates are assigned in accordance with
academic record while indebted in any way to CSM.
student preference insofar as possible, with earlier applica-
Students will be responsible for payment of all reasonable
tions receiving priority.
costs of collection.
Advance Deposits
Refunds
An advance deposit of $50 made payable to Colorado
Refunds for tuition and fees are made according to the
School of Mines must accompany each application received.
following policy:
This deposit will be refunded in full (or in part if there are

charges against the room) when the student leaves the resi-
The amount of tuition and fee assessments is based
dence hall.
primarily on each student’s enrolled courses. In the
event a student withdraws from a course or courses,
If a student wishes to cancel a residence hall reservation,
assessments will be adjusted as follows:
$25 of the deposit will be refunded if notice of the cancella-
✔ If the withdrawal is made prior to the end of the
tion is received in writing by the Residence Life Office on
add/drop period for the term of enrollment, as deter-
or before May 15 of the current year.
mined by the Registrar, tuition and fees will be adjust-
Contracts are issued for the full academic year and no can-
ed to the new course level without penalty.
cellation will be accepted after May 15, except for those who
✔ If the withdrawal from a course or courses is made
decide not to attend CSM. Those contracts separately issued
after the add/drop period, and the student does not
only for entering students second semester may be cancelled
officially withdraw from school, no adjustment in
no later than December 15. After that date no cancellation will
charges will be made.
be accepted except for those who decide not to attend CSM.
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✔ If the withdrawal from courses is made after the
These requirements must be met by one of the follow-
add/drop period, and the student withdraws from
ing: (a) the father, mother, or guardian of the student if
school, tuition and fee assessments will be reduced
an unemancipated minor, or (b) the student if married or
according to the following schedule:
over 22, or (c) the emancipated minor.
✔ Within the 7 calendar days following the end of the
The home of the unemancipated minor is assumed to be
add/drop period, 60 percent reduction in charges.
that of the parents, or if there is a legal guardian of the
✔ Within the next following 7 calendar days, a 40
student, that of such guardian. If the parents are separated
percent reduction in charges.
or divorced and either separated or divorced parent meets
✔ Within the next following 7 calendar days, a 20
the Colorado residency requirements, the minor also will be
percent reduction in charges.
considered a resident. Statutes provide for continued resident
✔ After that period, no reduction of charges will be
status, in certain cases, following parents’ moving from
made.
Colorado. Please check Colorado Revised Statutes 1973,
To comply with federal regulations surrounding student
23-7-103(2)(m)(II) for exact provisions. In a case where a
financial aid programs, the Director of Financial Aid may
court has appointed a guardian or granted custody, it shall be
modify this schedule in individual circumstances.
required that the court certify that the primary purpose of
The schedule above applies to the Fall and Spring semes-
such appointment was not to qualify the minor for resident
ters. The time periods for the Summer sessions - Field and
tuition status.
Summer - will be adjusted in proportion to the reduced num-
Nonresident Students
ber of days in these semesters.
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 domi-
for the entire semester.
cile can be established separate from the domicile of the par-
ents. Emancipation for tuition purposes takes place automati-
PLEASE NOTE: Students receiving federal financial aid
cally when a person turns 22 years of age or marries.
under the Title IV programs may have a different refund
determined as required by federal law or regulations.
The establishment of domicile for tuition purposes has
two inseparable elements: (1) a permanent place of habita-
Residency Qualifications
tion in Colorado and (2) intent to remain in Colorado with
A student is classified as a resident or nonresident for
no intent to be domiciled elsewhere. The twelve-month
tuition purposes at the time admission is granted. The classi-
waiting period does not begin until both elements exist.
fication is based upon information furnished by the student.
Documentation of the following is part of the petitioning
The student who, due to subsequent events, becomes eligible
process to document physical presence: copies of rental
for resident tuition must make formal application to the
arrangements, rent receipts, copy of warranty deed if peti-
Registrar for a change of status.
tioner owns the personal residence property and verification
A student who willfully gives wrong information to
of dates of employment. Documentation of the following is
evade payment of nonresident tuition shall be subject to
part of the petitioning process to document intent: Colorado
serious disciplinary action. The final decision regarding
drivers license, motor vehicle registration (as governed by
tuition status rests with the Tuition Appeals Committee of
Colorado Statute), voter registration, payment of Colorado
Colorado School of Mines.
state income taxes, ownership of residential real estate prop-
erty in the state (particularly if the petitioner resides in the
Resident Students
home), any other factor peculiar to the individual which
A person whose legal residence is permanently estab-
tends to establish the necessary intent to make Colorado
lished in Colorado may continue to be classified as a resi-
one’s permanent place of habitation.
dent student so long as such residence is maintained even
though circumstances may require extended absences from
Nonresident students wishing to obtain further informa-
the state.
tion on the establishment of residency or to apply for resi-
dent status should contact the Registrar’s Office. The
Qualification for resident tuition requires both (1) proof
“Petition for In-State Tuition Classification” is due in the
of adoption of the state as a fixed and permanent home,
Registrar’s Office by the first day of classes of the term the
demonstrating physical presence within the state at the time
student is requesting resident status.
of such adoption, together with the intention of making
Colorado the true home; and (2) living within the state for
12 consecutive months immediately prior to the first day of
classes for any given term.
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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
CSM Alumni Association for the two years prior to the
to 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
$1,000. The students may also receive a senior award, based
this role, the Office of Financial Aid administered over
on their academic scholarship, and the availability of funds.
$28 million in total assistance in 2002-2003, including
President’s Scholarships are awarded to incoming fresh-
over $8 million in grants and scholarships. Additional infor-
men, and typically continue for four years (or eight semesters)
mation may be found at the CSM financial aid web site,
if the student continues to meet the academic requirements
www.finaid.mines.edu.
for renewal.
Applying for Assistance
Engineers’ Day Scholarships are available to Colorado
The CSM Application for Admission serves as the
residents. Based on high school records and other informa-
application for CSM merit-based scholarships for new
tion, a CSM Student Government committee selects students
students (the Athletic and Military Science Departments
for these four-year awards.
have their own application procedures for their scholarships).
Specially named scholarships are provided by friends of
Continuing students may be recommended by their major
CSM who are interested in assisting qualified students to
department for scholarships designated for students from
prepare for careers in science and engineering related to the
that department. To apply for need-based CSM, federal and
energy industries and high technology. The generosity of the
Colorado assistance, students should complete the Free
following donors is recognized:
Application for Federal Student Aid.
Scholarship/Donor
After the student’s and family’s financial circumstances
Adolph Coors Jr. Memorial
Various
are reviewed, a financial aid award is sent to the student.
Adolph Coors Foundation Minority Program
New students are notified beginning in late March, and con-
Adolph Coors Foundation
tinuing students are sent an award letter in early June.
Alcoa Foundation
Alcoa Foundation
Types of Financial Assistance
Robert L. Allardyce Endowment
Robert L. Allardyce
Need-based assistance will typically include grants,
Amoco CEPR
Amoco Foundation
part-time employment, and student loans. Grants are pro-
Amoco Foundation Fund
Amoco Foundation
vided by CSM, by the State of Colorado (Colorado State
The S.E. Anderson ’32 Fund
S.E. Anderson
Grants), and by the federal government (Pell Grants and
Frank & Peter Andrews Endowed
Estate of P.T. Andrews
Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants).
George & Marjorie Ansell Endowed
Dr & Mrs. Ansell
ARCO Foundation
ARCO Foundation
Work Study funds also come from CSM, Colorado and
ARCO Minority Scholarship
ARCO
the federal government. Students work between 8 and 10
ARCS Foundation
ARCS Foundation
hours a week, and typically earn between $500 to $1,500
Benjamin Arkin Memorial
Harry and Betty Arkin
to help pay for books, travel, and other personal expenses.
Timothy Ashe & Blair Burwell Endowed
Various
Student Loans may be offered from two federal
R.C. Baker Foundation
R.C. Baker Foundation
programs: the Perkins Student Loan, or the Stafford
Barlow & Haun Endowed
Barlow & Haun
Student Loan.
Paul Bartunek Memorial
Estate of Paul Bartunek/Various
Supplemental student loans may also be offered through
C.W. Barry Endowed
Various
private bank loan programs.
Boettcher Foundation
Boettcher Foundation
The Alumni Association of CSM administers a loan
David S. Bolin Endowed
Various
program designed to assist juniors and seniors who have
BP Exploration Inc.
BP Exploration
exhausted their other sources of funds. These are short term
Quenton L. Brewer Memorial Endowed
Quenton Brewer
loans which require repayment within three years after grad-
David C. Brown Fund
David C. and Yukiko Brown
uation, and have been made available through the contribu-
Dean Burger Memorial Fund
Ben L. Fryrear
tions of CSM alumni.
Bruce Carlson Mining Fund
Various
Michael E. Carr Endowed
Michael Carr
Merit-based assistance is offered to recognize students
Lynll Champion Endowed
Charles Champion
who have special talents or achievements. Academic awards
Celcius Scholarship
Celcius
to new students are made on the basis of their high school
Chevron Corp. USA
Chevron
records, SAT or ACT test scores, academic interests, and
Faculty/CR
Various
extracurricular activities. Continuing students receive schol-
Norman J. Christie Canadian Endowed
Various
arships based on their academic performance at CSM, partic-
Ted Christiansen Fund
Ted Christiansen
ularly in their major field of study, and on financial need.
Melvin F. Coolbaugh Award
Class ’33 Alumni
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Class of 39 Endowed Athletic
Class of ’39/Various
B.E. Mares Trust Undergrad Scholarship in Petroleum
Class of 1942 Memorial
Various
Engineering
B.E. Mares
Class of 1952 Endowed
Class of ’52/Various
Barbara Jean Martinez Memorial
Martinez Family/Various
Collester Endowed Fund
Stewart M. Collester
Math Undergraduate
Various
Malcom E. Collier Endowed
Malcom Collier, Jr.
Vernon L. Mattson Fund
Alience M. Mattson
Coulter Foundation Undergraduate
V.V. Coulter Foundation
Maxwell L. McCormick Memorial
Maxwell McCormick
Cyprus Minerals Company
Cyprus
Joseph McNeil Memorial
Harry L. McNeill
Chester Davis Chemistry
Chester Davis
Thomas Mead Endowed
William Mead
Lawrence S. DeMarco Memorial
Various
Donald & Barbara Miller
Donald & Barbara Miller
Denver Gem & Mineral Guild
Denver Gem & Mineral
Minerals Industry Education Foundation Endowed
Denver Geophysical Society
Denver Geophysical Society
Minerals Inc. Education Foundation
Kuno Doerr, Jr. Memorial
Q.M. Fitzgerald
Faculty Mining Fund
Various
Tenney Cook DeSollar
Estate of Edythe Desollar
Minorco (USA) Scholarship
Minorco
Philip F. Dickson Memorial
Family of P F. Dickson
Mobil Oil Corp
Mobil Oil
Brian & Elizabeth Downward Memorial
Various
Rex Monahan Scholarship in Geology
Rex Monahan
Edna Dumke Memorial
Various
John Moore Endowed Scholarship
Florence Moore
Faculty, Division of Engineering
Various
James D. & Lois H. Mulryan Endowed
Exxon Coal & Mineral Co.
Exxon
James & Lois Mulryan
FMC Gold Student Support
FMC Foundation
Earl H. Murchison Memorial
Irene Murchison
Charles F. Fogarty Fund
Mrs. Charles F. Fogarty
Newmont Mining Corporation
Newmont Mining
Foundry Educational Foundation
Duane T. Nutter Estate
Bequest
Foundry Educational Foundation
Oryx Energy Company
Oryx
Frank C. Frischknecht Geophysics Fund
John W. Page Foundation
J.W. Page Foundation
Dr. Jaqueline Frischknecht
Ben Parker & James Boyd Student Development
Maxwell E. Gardner Memorial
Various
Dr. & Mrs. James Boyd
Garg Endowed Fund
Arvind & Om Garg
Russell Barnett Paul Memorial
Lee Paul
Faculty/Geochemistry
Various
Pennzoil Student Financial Aid
Pennzoil
Faculty/Geology
Various
Franklin H. Persse Scholarship
Franklin H. Persse
Robert L. Gibson Endowed
Estate of R.L. Gibson
Phelps Dodge NASP
Phelps Dodge
Gulf Oil Foundation
Gulf Oil Foundation
John S. Phillips Memorial Fund/Geology
D.R. Phillips
Margaret & Al Harding Fund
Mr. & Mrs. Harding
Phillips Petroleum Co.
Phillips Petroleum
Charles J. Hares Memorial
Various
Robert G. Piper/Wisconsin Centrifugal Endowed Fund
George Robert & Robert Michael Harris
Robert Harris
Wisconsin Centrifugal
Scott W. Hazen Endowed Financial Aid
Paula S. Pustmueller
Various
Scott & Dorothy Hazen
Ben M. Rastall
Ben Rastall
H.H. Harris Foundation
H.H. Harris Foundation
Runners of the Rockies
Runners of the Rockies
Hill Foundation
Hill Foundation
Rocky Mtn. Coal Mining Institute
Rocky Mtn Coal Institute
Robert E. Hochscheid Memorial
Various
Rocky Mountain Chapter ASM
ASM
Edward C. Horne
Mr. Horne
Rowlinson Endowed
Norman Rowlinson
Charles Horvath Endowed
C. Horvath Estate
Robert Sayre Endowed
Robert Sayre
David C. Johnston Memorial
Geo R. Brown
Schlechten Fund
Daniel Delaney
Kaiser Aluminum Fund
Kaiser Aluminum
Schlumberger Collegiate Award
Schlumberger Foundation.
Wm. Keck Foundation
Wm. Keck Foundation
Viola Seaver Memorial
V. Seaver Estate
John V. Kline Memorial
Estate of John Kline/Various
Shell Foundation Incentive Fund
Shell
James A. Kohm Memorial
F. A. Kohm
Robert Shipley Memorial
Ulsinternl Inc
Richard & Marie Kuehl Scholarship
Richard & Marie Kuehl
SME-AIME Coal Division Fund
SME-AIME
Francis J. & Mary Labriola Endowed
Mr. & Mrs. Labriola
Sonnenfeld PHD
Amoco
Parker Liddell Memorial
Estate of Parker Liddell
Eugene M. Staritzky Fund
Anna S. Stern
Linn Scholarship
Linn Family
Ted P. Stockmar Fund
Holme Roberts Owen
Frank Lindeman Jr. Memorial
Various
Stoddard Endowed Memorial
Edna L. Stoddard
George & Susan Lindsay
Susan Lindsay Trust
Jeanne Storrer & R. Charles Earlougher Endowed
John P. Lockridge Fund
John P. Lockridge
Charles Earlougher
Paul Cyrus Mann Memorial
Various
Ruth and Vernon Taylor Foundation
R & V Taylor
Marathon Oil Company
Marathon Oil
J. & M. Thompson Endowed Undergraduate - Mining
J. & M. Thompson
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Robert E. Thurmond
Robert Thurmond
Financial Aid Policies
H. Trueblood Foundation Geology
General
Harry Trueblood Foundation
CSM students requesting or receiving financial assistance
Union Pacific Corporation
Union Pacific Corporation
sponsored by the U.S. Government, the State of Colorado,
Union Pacific Foundation
Union Pacific
or the Colorado School of Mines are required to report to the
Unocal Corp. Academic
Union Oil
CSM Financial Aid Office all financial assistance offered or
C. Richard Wagner Memorial Endowed
Evelyn Wagner
received from all sources including CSM immediately upon
Bill and Grace Waldschmidt
Various
receipt or notification of such assistance. For the purpose of
Michael Colin Watts Fund
Kiwanis /Monta Vista
this paragraph, “financial assistance” shall include, but not
G.C. Weaver
G.C. Weaver
be limited to, grants, scholarships, fellowships, or loans
Frederick L. (Fritz) and Virginia Weigand Scholarship
funded by public or private sources, as well as all income
Fund
Frederick Weigand
not considered taxable income by the Internal Revenue
Loren Weimer Memorial
Bob & Ruth Weimer
Service. Upon receipt of this information, CSM shall evalu-
Frank & Mary Weiszmann
F. & M. Weiszmann
ate, and may adjust any financial assistance provided to the
Anna Lee White Endowed
Mrs. Anna Lee White
student from CSM, Colorado, or federal funds. No student
Charles H. Wickman Memorial
Charles Wickman
shall receive financial assistance from CSM if such student’s
John H. & Harriette Wilson Student Aid-Endowed
total assistance from all sources exceeds the total cost of the
Mr. & Mrs. John Wilson
student’s education at CSM. For the purpose of this para-
Jerome Yopps Memorial
Various
graph, the “total cost of education” shall be defined to
Athletic scholarships for up to full tuition may be awarded
include the cost of tuition, fees, books, room and board,
to promising student-athletes in seventeen men’s and
necessary travel, and reasonable personal expenses.
women’s sports. The scholarships are renewable for up to
Funds for the Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental
three years, based on the recommendation of the Athletics
Educational Opportunity Grant, Federal College Work-Study
Department.
Program, Federal Perkins Loan, Federal Stafford Loan, and
Army ROTC scholarships are available from CSM and the
Federal Parent Loan for Undergraduate Students are pro-
U.S. Army for outstanding young men and women who
vided in whole or part by appropriations of the United States
are interested in a military career. The one, two, three, and
Congress. The Colorado General Assembly provides funds
four-year scholarships can provide up to full tuition and
for the Colorado Grant, Colorado Leveraging Educational
fees, a book allowance, and a monthly stipend for personal
Assistance Program, Colorado Merit Scholarship, Colorado
expenses. The CSM Military Science Department assists
Athletic Scholarship, and Colorado Work-Study programs.
students in applying for these scholarships.
These programs are all subject to renewed funding each year.
U.S. Navy Scholarships through the Civil Engineering Pro-
Satisfactory Academic Progress
gram, Nuclear Power Officer Program, and Baccalaureate
CSM students receiving scholarships must make satisfac-
Degree Completion Program are also available to CSM
tory academic progress as specified in the rules and regula-
students. The local Navy Recruiting District Office pro-
tions for each individual scholarship.
vides information about these scholarships.
Students receiving assistance from federal, Colorado or
U.S. Air Force ROTC Scholarships are available from
need-based CSM funds must make satisfactory academic
CSM and the U.S. Air Force. The three and four year
progress toward their degree. Satisfactory progress is defined
scholarships can provide up to full tuition, fees, a book
as successfully completing a minimum of 12 credits each
allowance, and a stipend. Further information is available
semester with a minimum 2.000 grade average. Students
through the Department of Aerospace Studies at the
who register part-time must successfully complete all of the
University of Colorado Boulder (the official home base
credits for which they register with a minimum 2.000 grade
for the CSM detachment).
average. If students are deficient in either the credit hour or
In addition to scholarships through CSM, many students
grade average measure, they will receive a one semester
receive scholarships from their hometown civic, religious
probationary period during which they must return to satis-
or other organizations. All students are urged to contact
factory standing by completing at least 12 credits with a
organizations with which they or their parents are affiliated
minimum 2.000 grade average. If this is not done, their eligi-
to investigate such scholarships. The Financial Aid Office
bility will be terminated until such time as they return to
reserves the right, unless otherwise instructed by the student,
satisfactory standing. In addition, if students totally with-
to release the student’s information to scholarship providers
draw from CSM, or receive grades of F in all of their courses,
for the purpose of assisting students in obtaining scholarships.
their future financial aid eligibility will be terminated.
Students receiving all F’s for a semester will have their
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financial assistance retroactively terminated unless they can
Refunds
prove class attendance. Financial aid eligibility termination
If students completely withdraw from all of their classes
may be appealed to the Director of Financial Aid on the
during a semester, they may be eligible for a refund (a reduc-
basis of extenuating or special circumstances having nega-
tion in tuition and fees, and room or board if they live on
tively affected the student’s academic performance.
campus, and a return of funds to the financial aid programs
Study Abroad
from which the student is receiving assistance). If a student
Students who will be studying abroad through a program
is receiving federal or Colorado assistance, there will be
sponsored by CSM may apply for all forms of financial
no refund given after the date on which students have com-
assistance as if they were registered for and attending classes
pleted at least 60% of the semester. The refund will be cal-
at CSM. Financial assistance will be based on the student’s
culated as required by Federal law or regulation, or by the
actual expenses for the program of study abroad.
method described in the section on “Payments and Refunds,”
using the method that will provide the largest reduction in
For additional information about Study Abroad opportu-
charges for the student. For the purposes of this policy, the
nities, contact the Office of International Programs, Stratton
official withdrawal date is the date as specified on the with-
109; (303) 384-2121.
drawal form by the student. If the student withdraws unoffi-
cially by leaving campus without completing the check-out
procedure, the official withdrawal date will be the last date
on which the student’s class attendance can be verified.
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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 bed-
bedrooms and a bathroom on each floor. There are a limited
room units in family housing and 1, 2, & 3 bedroom units in
number of single rooms available. Weaver Towers features
other areas.
seven or eight person suites with each suite containing both
Units are complete with refrigerators, stoves, dishwashers,
single and double bedrooms, a living/study room and two
cable television and campus phone hook-ups and T-1 connec-
bathrooms. Each Residence Hall complex houses mailboxes,
tions to the campus network system. There is a community
lounge areas, TV room, and coin operated washers and dryers.
center which contains the laundry facility and recreational/
Each occupant has a wardrobe or closet, storage drawers,
study space.
mirror, a study desk and chair, and a wall bookshelf. All
rooms are equipped with data connections, cable TV (basic)
Rates are as follows:
service, a phone (campus, with optional voice mail), and
Mines Park Family Housing
upgraded electrical systems. The student is responsible for
1 bedroom
$615/mo
damage to the room or furnishings. Colorado School of
2 bedroom
$700/mo
Mines assumes no responsibility for loss or theft of personal
Mines Park Apartment Housing
belongings. Living in the CSM Residence Halls is convenient,
1 bedroom
$615/mo
comfortable, and provides the best opportunity for students
2 bedroom
$824/mo
to take advantage of the student activities offered on campus.
3 bedroom
$1095/mo
Dining Facilities
For an application to any of the campus housing options,
Colorado School of Mines operates a dining hall in the
please contact the Housing Office at (303) 273-3351 or visit
Ben H. Parker Student Center. Under the provisions for the
the Ben Parker Student Center.
operation of the residence halls, students who live in the
residence halls are required to board in the School dining
Fraternities, Sororities
hall. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served Monday through
A student who is a member of one of the national Greek
Friday, lunch and dinner on Saturday and brunch and dinner
organizations on campus is eligible to live in Fraternity or
on Sunday. Students not living in a residence hall may pur-
Sorority housing. Most of the organizations have their own
chase any one of several meal plans which best meets their
houses, and provide room and board to members living in
individual needs. No meals are served during breaks (Thanks-
the house. All full time, undergraduate students are eligible
giving, Christmas and Spring Break).
to join these organizations. For information, contact the
Student Activities office or the individual organization.
Private Rooms, Apartments
Many single students live in private homes in Golden.
Colorado School of Mines participates in no contractual
obligations between students and Golden citizens who rent
rooms to them. Rents in rooming houses generally range
from $350 to $415 a month. Housing is also available in the
community of Golden, where apartment rental ranges from
$575 to $1,050 a month.
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Section 5 -
Undergraduate Information
Admission Requirements
Equivalency Diplomas, these units may be completed by
Colorado School of Mines admits students who have
the GED test.
demonstrated they can do the classroom and laboratory work
5. Applicants from the United States and Canada are
and profit from our programs. The decision to admit a stu-
required to submit the scores of either the Scholastic
dent is based on his or her ability to earn a degree at CSM.
Aptitude Test (SAT) of the College Entrance Examination
Criteria considered in evaluating students include (1) pattern
Board or the American College Test (ACT) battery. Appli-
of course work in high school or college, (2) grades earned
cations for either the SAT or ACT may be obtained from
in those courses, (3) rank in class, (4) ACT or SAT scores,
the high school counselors, or by writing to Educational
and (5) other available test scores. No single criterion for
Testing Service, P.O. Box 592, Princeton, NJ 08541 for
admission is used; however, the most important factor is the
the SAT; or to the American College Testing Program,
academic record in high school or college.
P.O. Box 168, Iowa City, IA 52243 for the ACT. You may
The admission requirements below are minimum require-
also register online at www.collegeboard.com (SAT) and
ments which may change after a catalog has been printed.
www.act.org (ACT).
The Board of Trustees, CSM’s governing board, reserves the
Transfer Students
right to deviate from published admission requirements. In
An applicant to CSM is considered to be a transfer
such cases, changes in admission policy would be widely
student if he or she has enrolled in coursework at another
publicized.
college after graduating from high school. The minimum
Freshmen
admissions requirements for all transfer students are as
The minimum admission requirements for all high school
follows:
graduates who have not attended a college or university are
1. Students transferring from another college or university
as follows:
must have completed the same high school course require-
1. An applicant must be a graduate of an accredited high
ments as entering freshmen. A transcript of the applicant’s
school.
high school record is required. ACT or SAT scores are not
required if the student has completed a minimum of 30
2. An applicant should rank in the upper third of the graduat-
credit hours of college credit.
ing class. Consideration will be given to applicants below
this level on evidence of strong motivation, superior test
2. Applicants must present college transcripts from all
scores, and recommendation from principal or counselor.
colleges attended. Applicants should have an overall 2.5
(C+) grade point average or better. Students presenting a
3. The following 13 units of secondary school work must be
lower GPA will be given careful consideration and acted
completed in grades 9-12:
on individually.
Algebra . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
3. An applicant who cannot re-enroll at the institution from
Geometry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
which he or she wishes to transfer because of scholastic
Advanced Mathematics (including Trigonometry) . . . . . . 1
record or other reason will be evaluated on a case-by-case
English . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
basis.
History or Social Studies. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Laboratory Science . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
4. Completed or in progress college courses which corre-
spond to those at CSM to meet graduation requirements
One unit of laboratory science must be either chemistry or
are eligible for transfer credit if the grade earned is not
physics. The second and third units may be chemistry,
lower than a C or its equivalent.
physics, zoology, botany, geology, etc. with laboratory.
Both physics and chemistry are recommended for two of
Former Students
the three required units. General Science is not acceptable
The minimum admission requirements for those students
as a science unit, however it is acceptable as an academic
who have previously attended CSM are as follows:
elective unit.
1. Any student who has attended another college or universi-
4. In addition to the previous 13 units, 3 units of academic
ty since last enrolling at CSM must apply for admission as
electives (social studies, mathematics, English, science, or
a transfer student.
foreign language) are also required. These units must be
2. Any student who did not complete the semester immedi-
acceptable to the applicant’s high school to meet gradua-
ately preceding the beginning of the period for which he
tion requirements. For applicants submitting GED
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or she wishes to enroll must be re-admitted to CSM by the
cated, returned to the applicant, or forwarded to any agency
Admissions Office.
or any other institution.
3. A former student, returning after a period of suspension,
A $45.00 non-refundable application fee is required from
must apply for admission to the Admissions Office and
all applicants. This includes applicants from Colorado, appli-
must furnish an approval for such re-enrollment from the
cants from out of state, and applicants who are not citizens
Readmissions Committee of Colorado School of Mines.
and who live outside of the United States.
Appropriate forms for admission application may be
Applications for undergraduate study cannot be accepted
secured from the Admissions Office.
later than 21 days prior to the date of registration for any
International Students
academic semester or summer session. Admission for any
The minimum admission requirements for those students
semester or term may close whenever CSM’s budgeted
who are not citizens of the United States or Canada are as
number of students has been met.
follows:
High School Graduates
1. Students from outside the United States and Canada must
Colorado high school applicants should obtain applica-
meet the specified unit requirements in secondary educa-
tions from their high school counselor or principal or write
tion for entering freshmen, or for students entering after
the Admissions Office. Out-of-state applicants should write
having completed some college education. Students from
the Admissions Office, Colorado School of Mines, 1600
countries using the English system of examinations must
Maple Street, Golden, CO 80401, for application forms.
have earned First Class or First Division rank on their
Applicants can apply online at www.mines.edu.
most recent examination to be eligible for admission.
A student may apply for admission any time after com-
2. The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)
pleting the 11th grade. The application will be evaluated
is required of all international students whose native
upon receipt of the completed application form, a high
language is not English. Information and application
school transcript showing courses completed, courses
forms for this test, which is given four times each year
remaining to be completed, ranking in class, other pertinent
all over the world, may be obtained from the College
data, and SAT or ACT scores. In some cases, the grades or
Entrance Examination Board, P.O. Box 592, Princeton,
marks received in courses taken during the first half of the
NJ 08541, U.S.A.
senior year may be required. Applicants who meet freshman
3. If a TOEFL exam score indicates that the applicant will
admission requirements are admitted subject to completion
be handicapped academically, as a condition for admission
of all entrance requirements and high school graduation.
the applicant may be required to enroll in the INTERLINK
Transfer Students
Language program at CSM until the required proficiency
Guaranteed Transfer
is achieved. The INTERLINK Language program offers
Colorado School of Mines is a signatory to the Colorado
intensive English language instruction and skills develop-
Statewide Engineering Articulation Agreement, which can
ment for academic success. See the detailed description
be viewed at www.mines.edu/admiss/ugrad/. Beginning with
of INTERLINK in Section 8 of this Bulletin.
admissions in 2003–2004, this agreement determines trans-
Nondegree Students
ferability for engineering students in the state of Colorado.
A nondegree student is one who has not applied to pur-
All students transferring into CSM under the terms of the state-
sue a degree program at CSM but wishes to take courses
wide agreement are strongly encouraged to be advised by the
regularly offered on campus. Such students may take any
CSM Admissions Office on their planned course of study.
course for which they have the prerequisites as listed in
Transfer by Review
the CSM Bulletin or have the permission of the instructor.
Undergraduate students at another college or university
Transcripts or evidence of the prerequisites are required.
who wish to transfer to CSM should request an application
An applicant for admission to the undergraduate school
for admission from the Admissions Office or apply online at
who does not meet admission requirements may not fulfill
www.mines.edu.
deficiencies through this means. Exception to this rule can
A transfer student should apply for admission at the
be made only by the Director of Enrollment Management.
beginning of the final quarter or semester of attendance at
A maximum of 12 hours of nondegree credit from Colorado
his or her present college. The application will be evaluated
School of Mines may be transferred to an undergraduate
upon receipt of the completed application form, high school
degree program.
transcript, transcripts from each university or college attended,
Admission Procedures
and a list of courses in progress. The Admissions Office
All Applicants
will then notify the student of his or her admission status.
Documents received by CSM in connection with applica-
Admission is subject to satisfactory completion of current
tions for admission or transfer of credit will not be dupli-
courses in progress and submission of a final transcript.
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Advanced Placement and International
Veterans
Baccalaureate
Colorado School of Mines is approved by the Colorado
Course work completed under the Advanced Placement
State Approving Agency for Veteran Benefits under chapters
Program in a high school may be accepted for college credit
30, 31, 32, 35, and 1606. Undergraduates must register for
provided that the Advanced Placement Program Test grade is
and maintain 12 credit hours, and graduate students must
either 5 (highest honors) or 4 (honors). For a score of three
register for and maintain 10 credit hours of graduate work in
(creditable) on the test, credit may or may not be given sub-
any semester to be certified as a full- time student for full-
ject to a study of the A.P. test and related materials, placement
time benefits. Any hours taken under the full-time category
test data, high school record, and other test scores available.
will decrease the benefits to 3/4 time, 1/2 time, or tuition
No credit will be given if the test grade is 2 (pass) or 1 (fail).
payment only.
In special cases, advanced placement may be granted
All changes in hours, addresses, marital status, or
for course work not completed under the College Entrance
dependents are to be reported to the Veterans Counseling
Examination Board Program. Students wishing such credit
Office as soon as possible so that overpayment or under-
may demonstrate competence by writing the Advanced
payment may be avoided. Veterans must see the Veteran’s
Placement Examination in the subject. Information can be
Counselor each semester to be certified for any benefits for
secured from the College Entrance Examination Board, P.O.
which they may be eligible. In order for veterans to continue
Box 592, Princeton, NJ 08541.
to receive benefits, they must make satisfactory progress as
defined by Colorado School of Mines.
Course work completed under the International Bacca-
laureate Program in high school may be accepted for college
Academic Regulations
credit provided that the International Baccalaureate Program
Deficiencies
Exam grade is a 5, 6, or 7 on selected standard and higher-
The curricula at Colorado School of Mines have been
level exams. In some cases, departmental approval is
especially designed so that the course work flows naturally
required before credit is granted.
from course to course and year to year. Thus, it is important
Declaration of Option
that deficiencies in lower numbered courses be scheduled in
The curriculum during the first two semesters at CSM
preference to more advanced work.
is the same for everyone; therefore, students are not required
Prerequisites
to choose a major before the end of the freshman year. All
It is the responsibility of each student to make certain
students must have declared a major by the beginning of the
that the proper prerequisites for all courses have been met.
junior year.
Registration in a course without the necessary prerequisite
Medical Record
may result in dismissal from the class or a grade of F
A health history prepared by the student, a medical
(Failed) in the course.
examination performed by the student’s physician and an
Remediation
updated immunization record completed by the student and
The Colorado Commission on Higher Education specifies
the physician, nurse or health authority comprise the medical
a remedial programs policy in which any first-time freshmen
record. A medical record is required for full time students
admitted to public institutions of higher education in Colo-
entering CSM for the first time, or following an absence of
rado with ACT (or equivalent) scores of less than 18 in
more than 12 calendar months.
reading or English, or less than 19 in mathematics, are
The medical record will be sent to the student after
required to participate in remedial studies. At the Colorado
acceptance for admission. The medical record must be
School of Mines, these remedial studies will be conducted
updated and completed and then returned to the Student
through required tutoring in Nature and Human Values
Health Center before permission to enroll is granted. Proof
for reading and writing, and Calculus for Scientists and
of immunity consists of an official Certificate of Immuni-
Engineers I for mathematics, and the consequent achieve-
zation signed by a physician, nurse, or public health official
ment of a grade of C or better.
which documents measles, mumps and rubella immunity.
Transfer Credit
The Certificate must specify the type of vaccine and the
New Transfer Students
dates (month, day, year) of administration or written evi-
Upon matriculation, a transfer student will receive the
dence of laboratory tests showing immunity to measles,
prescribed academic credit for courses taken at another
mumps and rubella.
institution if these courses are listed in a current articulation
The completed medical record is confidential and will be
agreement and transfer guide between CSM and that institu-
kept in the Student Health Center. The record will not be
tion. When an articulation agreement does not exist with
released unless the student signs a written release.
another institution, the transfer student may receive credit
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for a course taken at another institution, subject to review by
beyond the student’s control or withdrawal from school.
the appropriate CSM department head or designate to ensure
All add/drop are initiated in the Registrar’s Office.
course equivalency.
Independent Study
Continuing Students
For each semester credit hour awarded for independent
Students who are currently enrolled at CSM may transfer
study a student is expected to invest approximately 25 hours
credit in required courses only in extenuating circumstances,
of effort in the educational activity involved. To register for
upon the advance approval of the Registrar, the department
independent study, a student should get from the Registrar’s
head of the appropriate course, the department head of the
Office the form provided for that purpose, have it completed
student’s option, and the Vice President for Academic
by the instructor involved and the appropriate department/
Affairs. Upon return, credit will be received subject to
division head, and return it to the Registrar’s Office.
review by the appropriate department head. Forms for this
Absenteeism
purpose are available in the Registrar’s Office.
Class attendance is required of all undergraduates unless
Returning Students
the student is representing the School in an authorized
Students who have matriculated at CSM, withdrawn,
activity, in which case the student will be allowed to make
applied for readmission and wish to transfer in credit taken at
up any work missed. Students who miss academic work
an institution while they were absent from CSM, must obtain
(including but not limited to exams, homework, labs) while
approval, upon return, of the department head of the appro-
participating in school sponsored activities must either be
priate course, the department head of the student’s option, the
given the opportunity to make up this work in a reasonable
Registrar, and the Vice President for Academic Affairs.
period of time or be excused from such work. It is the
In all cases, requests for transfer credit are initiated in the
responsibility of the student to initiate arrangements for
Admissions Office and processed by the Registrar.
such work. Proof of illness may be required before makeup
of missed work is permitted. Excessive absence may result
Course Withdrawals, Additions and Drops
in a failing grade in the course. Determination of excessive
Courses may be added or dropped without fee or penalty
absence is a departmental prerogative.
during the first 11 school days of a regular academic term
The Office of the Dean of Students, if properly informed,
(first 4 school days of a 6-week field course or the first 6
will send a notice of excused absence of three days or more
school days of the 8-week summer term).
to faculty members for (1) an absence because of illness or
Continuing students may withdraw from any course after
injury for which documentation will be required; (2) an
the eleventh day of classes through the tenth week for any
absence because of a death in the immediate family, i.e.,
reason with a grade of W. After the tenth week, no with-
a spouse, child, parent, grandparent, or sibling. For excused
drawals are permitted except in cases of withdrawal from
absences students must be provided the opportunity to make
school or for extenuating circumstances upon approval by
up all missed work.
the Registrar. A grade of F will be given in courses which
are withdrawn from after the deadline without approval.
Withdrawal from School
A student may officially withdraw from CSM by process-
Freshmen in their first and second semesters and transfer
ing a Withdrawal from School form available in the Student
students in their first semester are permitted to withdraw
Development Office. Completion of the form through the
from courses with no grade penalty through the Friday prior
Student Development Office prior to the last day of sched-
to the last week of classes.
uled classes for that term will result in W’s being assigned to
All add/drop are initiated in the Registrar’s Office. To
courses in progress. Failure to officially withdraw will result
withdraw from a course (with a “W”) a student must obtain
in the grades of courses in progress being recorded as F’s.
the appropriate form from the Registrar’s office, have it ini-
Leaving school without having paid tuition and fees will
tialed by the instructor and signed by the student’s advisor/
result in a hold being placed against the transcript. Either of
mentor to indicate acknowledgment of the student’s action,
these actions would make future enrollment at CSM or
and return it to the Registrar’s Office by close of business on
another college more difficult.
the last day that a withdrawal is authorized. Acknowledg-
Grades
ment (by initials) by the division/department is required in
only 2 cases: 1. when a course is added after the 11th day
When a student registers in a course, one of the following
of the semester and 2. when the Registrar has approved, for
grades will appear on his academic record, except that if a
extenuating circumstances, a withdrawal after the last date
student registered as NC fails to satisfy all conditions, no
specified (a “late withdrawal”). Approval of a late with-
record of this registration in the course will be made. The
drawal can only be given by the Registrar.
assignment of the grade symbol is based on the level of per-
formance, and represents the extent of the student’s demon-
A $4.00 fee will be charged for any change in class
strated mastery of the material listed in the course outline
schedule after the first 11 days of class, except in cases
and achievement of the stated course objectives.
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A
Excellent
considered a completion and will not affect the actions
B
Good
below, regardless of when a “W” is received.
C
Satisfactory
NC Grade
D
Poor (lowest passing)
A student may for special reasons, with the instructor’s
F
Failed
permission, register in a course on the basis of NC (Not for
S
Satisfactory, C or better, used at mid-term
Credit). To have the grade NC appear on his/her transcript,
U
Unsatisfactory, below C, used at mid-term
the student must enroll at registration time as a NC student
WI
Involuntarily Withdrawn
in the course and comply with all conditions stipulated by
W
Withdrew, No Penalty
the course instructor, except that if a student registered as
T
Transfer Credit
NC fails to satisfy all conditions, no record of this registra-
PRG
In Progress
tion in the course will be made.
PRU
In Progress Unsatisfactory
INC
Incomplete
Grade Appeal Process
NC
Not for Credit
Student appeals on grades are to be heard by the Faculty
Z
Grade not yet submitted
Affairs Committee of the CSM Faculty Senate if they cannot
M
Thesis Completed
be resolved at a lower level. The appeal process leading to a
Incomplete Grade
hearing by the Faculty Affairs Committee is as follows:
If a student, because of illness or other reasonable
1. The student should attempt to work out the dispute with
excuse, fails to complete a course, a grade of INC
the faculty member responsible for the course.
(Incomplete) is given. The grade INC indicates deficiency
2. The student must appeal within two weeks of issuance of
in quantity of work and is temporary.
the grade; the Department Head/Division Director must
A GRADE OF INC MUST BE REMOVED NOT
appoint a faculty mediator within one week of receiving
LATER THAN THE FIRST FOUR WEEKS OF THE
the appeal, and the faculty mediator must submit a finding
FIRST SEMESTER OF ATTENDANCE FOLLOWING
within one week of being appointed.
THAT IN WHICH IT WAS RECEIVED. Upon failure to
3. The student must notify the Department Head/Division
remove an INC within the time specified, it shall be changed
Director within one week of receiving the faculty media-
to an F (failed) by the Registrar.
tor’s finding; the Department Head/Division Director must
Progress Grade
appoint an ad hoc committee within one week of receiving
The progress grade (PRG), carrying no point value, is
the notification, and the ad hoc committee must submit a
used primarily for multi-semester courses, such as thesis or
finding within two weeks of being appointed.
certain special project courses which are spread over two
4. The student must submit the case statement to the VPAA
terms. The progress grade will be awarded in MACS111,
within one week of receiving the ad hoc committee’s find-
MACS112, and PHGN100 to students completing the course
ing; the VPAA must obtain the written statements and
for the FIRST time who would otherwise have received a
submit the case to the Faculty Affairs Committee within
grade of “D” (an enrollment with a grade of “W” is not con-
one week of receiving the case statement, and the Faculty
sidered a completion). Subsequent to receiving a grade of
Affairs Committee must render a decision within two
“PRG,” a student must receive a grade of “D” or higher to
weeks of receiving the case.
move on to the next course in a sequence.
This schedule can be modified upon the mutual agree-
Forgiveness of “F” Grade
ment of the student, the Department Head/Division Director,
When a student completing MACS111 or MACS112 or
and the Vice President for Academic Affairs.
PHGN100 for the FIRST time
receives an “F” in the course but
1st Completion
2nd Completion
3rd Completion
Action Taken
subsequently receives a grade of
“D” or higher in that course, the
PRG
D or better

No grades are changed;
“F” received for the first com-
student can move on
pletion will be changed to a
PRG
F
D or better
No grades are changed;
“W”. If the student receives a
student can move on
“PRG” grade (see above), an
F
D or better

F is changed to a W;
“F” in any subsequent semester
student can move on
will not be forgiven.
F
F
D or better
First F is changed to a W;
The table to the right outlines
student can move on
different scenarios associated
with this policy. A “W” is not
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Quality Hours and Quality Points
Good Standing
For graduation a student must successfully complete a cer-
A student is in good standing at CSM when he or she is
tain number of required semester hours and must maintain
enrolled in class(es) and is not on either academic or disci-
grades at a satisfactory level. The system for expressing the
plinary probation. Provisional probation does not affect a
quality of a student’s work is based on quality points and quali-
student’s being in good standing.
ty hours. The grade A represents four quality points, B three, C
Academic Probation and Suspension
two, D one, F none. The number of quality points earned in
any course is the number of semester hours assigned to that
Probation
course multiplied by the numerical value of the grade received.
A student whose cumulative grade-point average falls
The quality hours earned are the number of semester hours in
below the minimum requirements specified (see table below)
which grades of A, B, C, D, or F are awarded. To compute a
will be placed on probation for the following semester. A
grade-point average, the number of cumulative quality hours is
student on probation is subject to the following restrictions:
divided into the cumulative quality points earned. Grades of W,
1. may not register for more than 15 credit hours
WI, INC, PRG, PRU, or NC are not counted in quality hours.
2. may be required to withdraw from intercollegiate athletics
Transfer Credit
3. may not run for, or accept appointment to, any campus
Transfer credit earned at another institution will have a
office or committee chairmanship. A student who is placed
T grade assigned but no grade points will be recorded on
on probation while holding a position involving signifi-
the student’s permanent record. Calculation of the grade-
cant responsibility and commitment may be required to
point average will be made from the courses completed
resign after consultation with the Dean of Students or
at Colorado School of Mines by the transfer student.
the President of Associated Students. A student will be
Semester Hours
removed from probation when the cumulative grade-point
The number of times a class meets during a week (for
average is brought up to the minimum, as specified in the
lecture, recitation, or laboratory) determines the number of
table below.
semester hours assigned to that course. Class sessions are
When a part-time degree undergraduate has attempted
normally 50 minutes long and represent one hour of credit
a total of 12 quality hours of credit with a cumulative grade-
for each hour meeting. Two to four hours of laboratory work
point average of less than 2.0, the student will be placed
per week are equivalent to 1-semester hour of credit. For the
on academic probation by the Dean of Students. Should
average student, each hour of lecture and recitation requires
students not earn a 2.0 grade-point average for the next
at least two hours of preparation. No full-time undergraduate
semester of attendance, they will be subject to suspension.
student may enroll for less than 10 or more than 19 credit
Suspension
hours in one semester. Physical education, advanced ROTC
A student on probation who fails to meet both the last
and Honors Program in Public Affairs courses are excepted.
semester grade period requirements and the cumulative
However, upon written recommendation of the faculty advi-
grade-point average given in the table below will be placed
sor, the better students may be given permission by the Dean
on suspension. A student who meets the last semester grade
of Students or Registrar to take additional hours.
period requirement but fails to achieve the required cumula-
Grade-Point Averages
tive grade-point average will remain on probation.
Grade-Point Averages shall be specified, recorded, report-
Total
Required
ed, and used to three figures following the decimal point for
Quality
Cumulative
Last Semester
any and all purposes to which said averages may apply.
Hours
G.P. Average
G.P. Average
Honor Roll and Dean’s List
0-18.5
1.7

19-36.5
1.8
2.0
To be placed on the academic honor roll, a student must
37-54.5
1.8
2.0
complete at least 14 semester hours with a 3.0-3.499 grade
55-72.5
1.9
2.1
point for the semester, have no grade below C, and no incom-
73-90.5
1.9
2.1
plete grade. Those students satisfying the above criteria with
91-110.5
2.0
2.2
a semester grade-point average of 3.5 or above are placed on
111-130.5
2.0
2.2
the Dean’s List.
131-150.5
2.0
2.3
Graduation Awards
A freshman or transfer student who fails to make a grade-
Graduation awards are determined by the student’s cumu-
point average of 1.5 during the first grade period will be
lative academic record at the end of the preceding semester.
placed on suspension.
Students achieving a final cumulative grade point average of
Suspension becomes effective immediately when it is
3.5 or higher, however, will have “with High Scholastic
imposed. Readmission after suspension requires written
Honors” shown on their diplomas and on their transcripts.
approval from the Readmissions Committee. While a one
semester suspension period is normally the case, exceptions
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may be granted, particularly in the case of first-semester
Notification
freshmen and new transfer students.
Notice of probation, suspension, or dismissal will be
No student who is on suspension may enroll in any regu-
mailed to each student who fails to meet catalog requirements.
lar academic semester without the written approval of the
Repeated Failure
Readmissions Committee. However, a student on suspension
A student who twice fails a required course at Colorado
may enroll in a summer session (field camp, academic ses-
School of Mines and is not subject to academic suspension
sion, or both) with the permission of the Dean of Students.
will automatically be placed on “Special Hold” status with
Students on suspension who have been given permission to
the Registrar, regardless of the student’s cumulative or semes-
enroll in a summer session by the Dean may not enroll in
ter GPA. The student must meet with the Readmissions
any subsequent term at CSM without the written permission
Committee and receive written permission before being
of the Readmissions Committee. Readmissions Committee
allowed to register. Transfer credit from another school will
meetings are held prior to the beginning of each regular
not be accepted for a twice-failed course.
semester and at the end of the spring term.
Access to Student Records
A student who intends to appear in person before the
Students at the Colorado School of Mines are protected
Readmissions Committee must register in the Dean of
by the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974,
Students Office in person or by letter. Between regular
as amended. This Act was designed to protect the privacy of
meetings of the Committee, in cases where extensive travel
education records, to establish the right of students to inspect
would be required to appear in person, a student may peti-
and review their education records, and to provide guidelines
tion in writing to the Committee, through the Dean of
for the correction of inaccurate or misleading data through
Students.
informal and formal hearings. Students also have the right
Appearing before the Readmissions Committee by letter
to file complaints with The Family Educational Rights and
rather than in person will be permitted only in cases of
Privacy Act Office (FERPA) concerning alleged failures by
extreme hardship. Such cases will include travel from a
the institution to comply with the Act. Copies of local policy
great distance, e.g. overseas, or travel from a distance which
can be found in the Registrar’s Office.
requires leaving a permanent job. Appearing by letter will
Directory Information. The school maintains lists of
not be permitted for continuing students in January.
information which may be considered directory information
The Readmissions Committee meets immediately before
as defined by the regulations. This information includes
classes start and the first day of classes. Students applying
name, current and permanent addresses and phone numbers,
for readmission must appear at those times except under
date of birth, major field of study, dates of attendance,
conditions beyond the control of the student. Such conditions
degrees awarded, last school attended, participation in offi-
include a committee appointment load extending beyond the
cially recognized activities and sports, class, and academic
first day of classes, delay in producing notice of suspension
honors. Students who desire that this information not be
or weather conditions closing highways and airports.
printed must so inform the Registrar before the end of the
All applications for readmission after a minimum period
first two weeks of the fall semester the student is registered
away from school, and all appeals of suspension or dis-
for. The following student records are maintained by Colo-
missal, must include a written statement of the case to be
rado School of Mines at the various offices listed below:
made for readmission.
1. General Records: Undergraduate-Registrar; Graduate-
A student who, after being suspended and readmitted
Graduate Dean
twice, again fails to meet the required academic standards
2. Transcript of Grades: Registrar
shall be automatically dismissed. The Readmissions Com-
3. Computer Grade Lists: Registrar
mittee will hear a single appeal of automatic dismissal. The
appeal will only be heard after demonstration of substantial
4. Encumbrance List: Controller and Registrar
and significant changes. A period of time sufficient to
5. Academic Probation/Suspension List: Undergraduate-
demonstrate such a charge usually elapses prior to the
Dean of Students; Graduate-Graduate Dean
student attempting to schedule this hearing. The decision
6. Advisor File: Academic Advisor
of the Committee on that single appeal will be final and no
further appeal will be permitted.
7. Option/Advisor/Enrolled/ Minority/Foreign List:
Registrar, Dean of Students, and Graduate Dean
Readmission by the Committee does not guarantee that
there is space available to enroll. A student must process the
8. Externally Generated SAT/GRE Score Lists:
necessary papers with the Admissions Office prior to seeing
Undergraduate-Registrar; Graduate-Graduate Dean
the Committee.
9. Financial Aid File: Financial Aid (closed records)
10. Medical History File: School Physician (closed records)
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Student Access to Records. The undergraduate student
General Information
wishing access to a record will make written request to the
Academic Calendar
Dean of Students. The graduate student will make a similar
The academic year is based on the early semester system.
request to the Dean of the Graduate School. This request
The first semester begins in late August and closes in mid-
will include the student’s name, date of request and type
December; the second semester begins in mid January and
of record to be reviewed. It will be the responsibility of the
closes in mid May.
student’s dean to arrange a mutually satisfactory time for
review. This time will be as soon as practical but is not to
Classification of Students
be later than 45 days from receipt of the request. The record
Degree seeking undergraduates are classified as follows
will be reviewed in the presence of the dean or designated
according to semester credit hours earned:
representative. If the record involves a list including other
Freshmen
0 to 29.9 semester credit hours
students, steps will be taken to preclude the viewing of the
Sophomore
30 to 59.9 semester credit hours
other student name and information.
Junior
60 to 89.9 semester credit hours
Challenge of the Record. If the student wishes to chal-
Senior
90 or more semester credit hours
lenge any part of the record, the appropriate dean will be
Part-Time Degree Students
so notified in writing. The dean may then (l) remove and
A part-time degree student is defined as a matriculated
destroy the disputed document, or (2) inform the student that
degree student enrolled for less than 10 hours during the regu-
it is his decision that the document represents a necessary
lar academic year or less than 5 hours in summer session.
part of the record; and, if the student wishes to appeal,
A part-time degree student may enroll in any course for
(3) convene a meeting of the student and the document
which he or she has the prerequisites or the permission of the
originator (if reasonably available) in the presence of the
department. Part-time degree students will be subject to all rules
Vice President for Academic Affairs as mediator, whose
and regulations of Colorado School of Mines, but they may not:
decision will be final.
1. Live in student housing;
Destruction of Records. Records may be destroyed
at any time by the responsible official if not otherwise pre-
2. Receive financial help in the form of School-sponsored
cluded by law except that no record may be destroyed between
scholarships or grants;
the dates of access request and the viewing of the record. If
3. Participate in any School-recognized activity unless fees
during the viewing of the record any item is in dispute, it
are paid;
may not be destroyed.
4. Take advantage of activities provided by student fees
Access to Records by Other Parties. Colorado School
unless such fees are paid.
of Mines will not permit access to student records by persons
Course work completed by a part-time degree student
outside the School except as follows:
who subsequently changes to full-time status will be accept-
1. In the case of open record information as specified in the
ed as meeting degree requirements.
section under Directory Information.
Seniors in Graduate Courses
2. To those people specifically designated by the student.
With the consent of the student’s department and the
Examples would include request for transcript to be sent
Dean of Graduate Studies, a qualified senior may enroll
to graduate school or prospective employer.
in 500-level courses without being a registered graduate
3. Information required by a state or federal agency for the
student. At least a 2.5 GPA is required. The necessary forms
purpose of establishing eligibility for financial aid.
for attending these courses are available in the Registrar’s
Office. Seniors may not enroll in 600-level courses. Credits
4. Accreditation agencies during their on-camp review.
in 500-level courses earned by seniors may be applied
5. In compliance with a judicial order or lawfully issued sub-
toward an advanced degree at CSM only if:
poena after the student has been notified of the intended
1. The student gains admission to the Graduate School.
compliance.
2. The student’s graduate committee agrees that these credits
6. Any institutional information for statistical purposes
are a reasonable part of his graduate program.
which is not identifiable with a particular student.
3. The student provides proof that the courses in question were
7. In compliance with any applicable statue now in effect or
not counted toward those required for the Bachelor’s Degree.
later enacted. Each individual record (general, transcript,
advisor, and medical) will include a log of those persons
Course Substitution
not employed by Colorado School of Mines who have
To substitute credit for one course in place of another
requested or obtained access to the student record and the
course required as part of the approved curricula in the
legitimate interest that the person has in making the request.
catalog, a student must receive the approval of the Registrar,
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the heads of departments of the two courses, the head of
Undergraduate Degree Requirements
the student’s option department, and the Vice President for
Bachelor of Science Degree
Academic Affairs. Forms for this purpose are available in
Upon completion of the requirements and upon being
the Registrar’s Office.
recommended for graduation by the faculty, and approved by
Change of Bulletin
the Board of Trustees, the undergraduate receives one of the
It is assumed that each student will graduate under the
following degrees:
requirements of the bulletin in effect at the time of first enroll-
Bachelor of Science (Chemical Engineering)
ment. However, it is possible to change to any subsequent bulle-
Bachelor of Science (Chemistry)
tin in effect while the student is enrolled in a regular semester.
Bachelor of Science (Economics)
To change bulletins, a form obtained from the Registrar’s
Bachelor of Science (Engineering)
Office is presented for approval to the head of the student’s
Bachelor of Science (Engineering Physics)
option department. Upon receipt of approval, the form must
Bachelor of Science (Geological Engineering)
be returned to the Registrar’s Office.
Bachelor of Science (Geophysical Engineering)
Bachelor of Science (Mathematical and Computer Sciences)
Students’ Use of English
Bachelor of Science (Metallurgical & Materials Engineering)
All Mines students are expected to show professional
Bachelor of Science (Mining Engineering)
facility in the use of the English language.
Bachelor of Science (Petroleum Engineering)
English skills are emphasized, but not taught exclusively,
Graduation Requirements
in most of the humanities and social sciences courses and
To qualify for a Bachelor of Science degree from
EPICS. Students are required to write reports, make oral
Colorado School of Mines, all candidates must satisfy the
presentations, and generally demonstrate their facility in
following requirements:
the English language while enrolled in their courses.
1. A minimum cumulative grade-point average of 2.000 for
The LAIS Writing Center is available to assist students
all academic work completed in residence.
with their writing. For additional information, contact the
LAIS Division, Stratton 301; 273-3750.
2. A minimum cumulative grade-point average of 2.000 for
courses comprising the department course sequence in the
Summer Session
candidate’s major.
The summer session is divided into two independent
units: a period not to exceed 6 weeks for required field and
3. A minimum of 30 hours credit in 300 and 400 series tech-
laboratory courses and an 8-week on-campus summer school
nical courses in residence, at least 15 of which are to be
during which some regular school year courses are offered.
taken in the senior year.
Dead Week
4. A minimum of 19 hours in humanities and social sciences
All final examinations will take place during the exami-
courses.
nations week specified in the Academic Calendar. With
5. The recommendation of their degree-granting department
the possible exception of laboratory examinations, no other
to the faculty.
examinations will be given during the week preceding
6. The certification by the Registrar that all required aca-
examinations week (Dead Week).
demic work is satisfactorily completed.
Full-time Enrollment
7. The recommendation of the faculty and approval of the
Full-time enrollment for enrollment certification for
Board of Trustees.
Veterans Benefits, athletics, loans, most financial aid, etc.
Seniors must submit an Application to Graduate two
is 12 credit hours per semester for the fall and spring semes-
semesters prior to the anticipated date of graduation.
ters. Full-time enrollment for field session is 6 credit hours,
Applications are available in the Registrar’s Office.
and full-time enrollment for summer session is 6 credit hours.
The Registrar’s Office provides the service of doing pre-
Curriculum Changes
liminary degree audits. It is the ultimate responsibility of
The Board of Trustees of the Colorado School of Mines
students to monitor the progress of their degrees. It is also
reserves the right to change any course of study or any part
the student’s responsibility to contact the Registrar’s Office
of the curriculum in keeping with educational and scientific
when there appears to be a discrepancy between the degree
developments. Nothing in this catalog or the registration
audit and the student’s records.
of any student shall be considered as a contract between
Colorado School of Mines and the student.
All graduating students must officially check out of
School. Checkout cards, available in the Dean’s Office, must
be completed and returned one week prior to the expected
date of completion of degree requirements.
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No students, graduate or undergraduate, will receive
Through the alignment of the curriculum to these insti-
diplomas until they have complied with all the rules and
tutional goals and to the additional degree-granting program
regulations of Colorado School of Mines and settled all
goals, all engineering programs are positioned for accredi-
accounts with the School. Transcript of grades and other
tation by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and
records will not be provided for any student or graduate
Technology, and science programs are positioned for
who has an unsettled obligation of any kind to the School.
approval by their relevant societies, in particular the
Multiple Degrees. A student wishing to complete
American Chemical Society for the Chemistry program.
Bachelor of Science degrees in more than one degree pro-
The Core Curriculum
gram must receive permission from the heads of the appro-
Core requirements for graduation include the following:
priate departments to become a multiple degree candidate.
In Mathematics and the Basic Sciences, 12 semester hours
The following requirements must be met by the candidate in
in Calculus for Scientists and Engineers and 3 semester
order to obtain multiple degrees:
hours in Differential Equations (2 semester hours in Dif-
1. All requirements of each degree program must be met.
ferential Equations for Geological Engineering majors);
2. Any course which is required in more than one degree
8 semester hours in the Principles of Chemistry; and
need be taken only once.
9 semester hours in Physics.
3. A course required in one degree program may be used as
In Design, 6 semester hours in Design Engineering Practices
a technical elective in another, if it satisfies the restrictions
Introductory Course Sequence.
of the elective.
In Systems, 10 semester hours in Earth and Environmental
4. Different catalogs may be used, one for each degree
Systems, Engineering Systems and Human Systems.
program.
In Humanities and the Social Sciences, 10 semester hours
5. No course substitutions are permitted in order to circum-
in Nature and Human Values (4), Principles of Economics
vent courses required in one of the degree programs, or
(3), Human Systems (3), and a restricted cluster of 9
reduce the number of courses taken. However, in the case
semester hours in H&SS electives. Note that the Human
of overlap of course content between required courses in
Systems course is inclusive in both the Humanities and
the degree programs, a more advanced course may be sub-
Social Sciences and the Systems core segments. Note that
stituted for one of the required courses upon approval of
the economics requirement can be satisfied by taking the
the head of each department concerned, the Registrar and
Microeconomics/Macroeconomics sequence (EBGN311
the Vice President for Academic Affairs. The course sub-
& EBGN312) instead of taking Principles of Economics.
stitution form can be obtained in the Registrar’s Office.
This option is recommended for students considering a
A student may not be a candidate for a graduate and an
major or minor in economics.
undergraduate degree at the same time. To be a candidate the
In Physical Education, 2 semester hours.
student must first gain admission to one school and make
In Freshman Orientation and Success, 0.5 semester hours.
satisfactory progress toward a degree offered by that school.
Free electives, minimum 9 hours, are included within each
Undergraduate Programs
degree granting program. With the exception of the
restrictions mentioned below, the choice of free elective
All programs are designed to fulfill the expectations of
courses to satisfy degree requirements is unlimited. The
the Profile of the Colorado School of Mines Graduate in
restrictions are
accordance with the mission and goals of the School, as
1. The choice must not be in conflict with any Graduation
introduced on page 5. To enable this, the curriculum is made
Requirements (p. 32).
up of a common core, eleven undergraduate degree granting
programs, and a variety of support and special programs.
2. Free electives to satisfy degree requirements may not
Each degree granting program has an additional set of goals
exceed three semester hours in concert band, chorus, stu-
which focus on the technical and professional expectations
dio art, Oredigger, Prospector, and physical education and
of that program. The common core and the degree granting
athletics.
programs are coupled through course sequences in mathe-
The Freshman Year
matics and the basic sciences, in specialty topics in science
Freshmen in all programs normally take the same sub-
and/or engineering, in humanities and the social sciences,
jects, as listed below:
and in design. Further linkage is achieved through a core
Fall Semester
course sequence which addresses system interactions among
subject code** and course number
lec. lab. sem.hrs.
phenomena in the natural world, the engineered world, and
CHGN121 Principles of Chemistry I
3
3
4
the human world.
MACS111 Calculus for Scientists & Engn’rs I
4
4
SYGN101* Earth and Environmental Systems
3
3
4
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LIHU100* Nature and Human Values
4
4
students select one of the eleven undergraduate degree pro-
CSM101 Freshman Success Seminar
0.5
0.5
grams early in the sophomore year.
PAGN101 Physical Education I
0.5
0.5
Total
17
Curriculum Changes
In accordance with the statement on Curriculum Changes
Spring Semester
lec. lab. sem.hrs.
on page 32, the Colorado School of Mines is completing a
CHGN124 Principles of Chemistry II
3
3
CHGN126 Quantitative Chem. Measurements
3
1
phased period of curriculum revision. To confirm that they
MACS112 Calculus for Scientists & Engn’rs II
4
4
are progressing according to the requirements of the new
EPIC151* Design I
2
3
3
curriculum, students should consult their academic advisors
PHGN100 Physics I
3.5
3
4.5
on a regular basis and should carefully consult any Bulletin
PAGN102 Physical Education II
2
0.5
Addenda that may be published during this period.
Total
16
Special Programs
* For scheduling purposes, registration in combinations
EPICS (Engineering Practices Introductory Course
of SYGN101, LIHU100 and EPIC151 will vary between the
Sequence)
fall and spring semesters. In come cases the combinations
EPICS is a two-semester sequence of courses for fresh-
may include taking EBGN201 in the freshman instead of the
man and sophomores, designed to prepare students for their
sophomore year, whereupon one of the * courses is shifted
upper-division courses and to develop some of the key skills
to the sophomore year. Students admitted with acceptable
of the professional engineer: the ability to solve complex,
advanced placement credits will be registered in accordance
open-ended problems; the ability to self-educate; and the
with their advanced placement status.
ability to communicate effectively.
** Key to Subject Codes
An award-winning program, EPICS replaces the tra-
ChEN
Chemical Engineering
ditional core courses in introductory computing skills,
CHGC
Geochemistry
graphics, and technical communication. Whenever possible,
CHGN
Chemistry
instruction in these subjects is “hands-on” and experiential,
DCGN
Core Science and Engineering Fundamentals
with the instructor serving primarily as mentor rather than
EBGN
Economics and Business
lecturer.
EGES
Engineering Systems (Engineering)
Problem-solving skills are developed through “projects,”
EGGN
Engineering
open-ended problems, which the students solve in teams.
EPIC
EPICS
Starting with simple case studies, the projects grow in length
ESGN
Environmental Science and Engineering
and complexity to a final, full-semester project submitted by
GEGN
Geological Engineering
an external client. The projects require extensive library
GEGX
Geochemical Exploration (Geology)
research and self-education in appropriate technical areas;
GEOC
Oceanography (Geology)
they also require students to consider non-technical con-
GEOL
Geology
straints (economic, ethical, political, societal) in arriving
GOGN
Geo-Engineering (Mining)
at their solutions.
HNRS
Honors Program
LAIS
Liberal Arts & International Studies
Written and oral communications are studied and prac-
LICM
Communication
ticed as an integral part of the project work. Graphics and
LIFL
Foreign Languages
computing skills are integrated with projects wherever
LIHU
Humanities
possible.
LIMU
Band; Choir
Among the topics studied by students in EPICS are: use
LISS
Social Sciences
of the computer as a problem-solving tool, and the use of
MACS
Mathematical & Computer Sciences
word-processing, graphics, spreadsheet and CAD packages;
MNGN
Mining Engineering
3-D visualization; audience analysis and the preparation of
MSGN
Military Science
a variety of technical documents; oral communication in
MTGN
Metallurgical & Materials Engr’ng
the staff format; interpersonal skills in group work; project
PAGN
Physical Education and Athletics
management.
PEGN
Petroleum Engineering
The EPICS program is required of all undergraduates.
PHGN
Physics GPGN Geophysics
SYGN
Core sequence in Systems
Division of Liberal Arts and International Studies (LAIS)
Writing Center
The Sophomore Year
Located in room 311 Stratton Hall (phone: 303-273-
Requirements for the sophomore year are listed within
3085), the LAIS Writing Center is a teaching facility provid-
each degree granting program. Continuing requirements
ing all CSM students with an opportunity to enhance their
for satisfying the core are met in the sophomore, junior
writing proficiency. The LAIS Writing Center faculty are
and senior years. It is advantageous, but not essential, that
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experienced technical and professional writing instructors.
Minor Program/Area of Special Interest
The Center assists writers with all their writing needs, from
Established Minor Programs/Areas of Special Interest are
course assignments, to scholarship applications, proposals,
offered by all of the undergraduate degree-granting depart-
letters and resumes. This service is free to CSM students
ments as well as the Division of Environmental Science and
and includes one-to-one tutoring and online resources (at
Engineering, the Division of Liberal Arts and International
http://www.mines.edu/Academic/lais/wc/writingcenter.html).
Studies, and the Military Science Department. A MINOR
Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC)
PROGRAM of study must consist of a minimum of 18 credit
To support the institutional goal of developing profes-
hours of a logical sequence of courses, only three hours of
sional communication skills, required writing and communi-
which may be taken in the student’s degree-granting depart-
cation-intensive courses are designated in both the core and
ment. An AREA OF SPECIAL INTEREST must consist of
in the degree-granting programs. The LAIS Writing Center
a minimum of twelve credit hours of a logical sequence of
supports the WAC program.
courses, only three hours of which may be at the 100- or
200-level. No more than three credit hours of the sequence
In addition to disciplinary writing experience, students
may be specifically required by the degree program in which
also obtain writing experience outside their disciplines as
the student is graduating. A Minor Program/Area of Special
courses in the Division of Liberal Arts and International
Interest declaration (which can be found in the Registrar’s
Studies are virtually all writing intensive. Writing intensive
Office) should be submitted for approval prior to the stu-
courses within the various degree-granting programs are
dent’s completion of half of the hours proposed to constitute
designated with (WI) in Section 6 of this Bulletin, Descrip-
the program. Please see the Department for specific course
tion of Courses.
requirements.
The Guy T. McBride, Jr. Honors Program in Public
Study Abroad
Affairs for Engineers
Students wishing to pursue study abroad opportunities
The McBride Honors Program offers a 24-semester-hour
should contact the Office of International Programs (109
program of seminars and off-campus activities that has the
Stratton Hall), listed under the Services section of this Bulletin,
primary goal of providing a select number of students the
p.144. Colorado School of Mines encourages students to
opportunity to cross the boundaries of their technical exper-
include an international study/work experience in their under-
tise and to gain the sensitivity to prove, project, and test the
graduate education. CSM maintains student exchange pro-
moral and social implications of their future professional
grams with universities in Mexico, Western Europe, Australia,
judgments and activities, not only for the particular organi-
Japan, and China. In addition, study abroad can be arranged
zations with which they will be involved, but also for the
on an individual basis at universities throughout the world.
nation and the world. To achieve this goal, the program
Financial aid and selected scholarships and grants can be
seeks to bring themes from the humanities and the social
used to finance approved study abroad programs. The Office
sciences into the engineering curriculum to develop in stu-
of International Programs has developed a resource center for
dents habits of thought necessary for effective management,
study abroad information in its office, 109 Stratton Hall,
social responsibility, and enlightened leadership.
phone 303-384-2121. Students are invited to use the resource
This program leads to a certificate and a Minor in the
materials and meet with staff in the Office of International
McBride Honors Program in Public Affairs for Engineers.
Programs to discuss overseas study opportunities.
Bioengineering and the Life Sciences (BELS)
Nine CSM departments and divisions have combined
Combined Undergraduate/
resources to offer a Minor Program and an Area of Special
Graduate Programs
Interest (ASI) in Bioengineering and Life Sciences (BELS).
The BELS minor and the ASI are flexible, requiring only
A. Overview
one common core course (BELS/ESGN 301, General
Many degree programs offer CSM undergraduate
Biology I). The rest of the courses can be chosen, in consul-
students the opportunity to begin work on a Graduate
tation with a BELS program advisor, from a broad list of
Certificate, Professional Master’s Degree, or Master’s
electives, allowing the student to concentrate their learning
Degree while completing the requirements for their
in areas such as Biomedical Engineering, Biomaterials,
Bachelor’s Degree. These are accelerated programs that
Environmental Biotechnology, Bio-Physics or Pre-Medical
can be valuable in fields of engineering and applied science
studies. Interested students should consult with the office of
where advanced education in technology and/or management
Dr. Rahmat Shoureshi, Brown Hall 330A, 303-384-2032,
provides the opportunity to be on a fast track for advance-
rshoures@mines.edu, or Dr. Philippe Ross, Coolbaugh
ment to leadership positions. These programs also can
Hall 136, 303-273-3473, pross@mines.edu.
be valuable for students who want to get a head start on
graduate education. The combined programs at CSM offer
several advantages to students who choose to enroll in them:
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1. Students can earn a graduate degree in a field that com-
B. Admission Process
plements their undergraduate major or, in special cases,
Students may apply for Early Admission to the Combined
in the same field.
Graduate Program any time after completing the first semes-
2. Students who plan to go directly into industry leave
ter of their sophomore year at CSM. Applicants should sub-
CSM with additional specialized knowledge and skills
mit a letter to the department or division indicating that they
which may allow them to enter their career path at a
intend to apply for the Combined Graduate Program.
higher level and advance more rapidly. Alternatively,
Following Early Admission from the department, students
students planning on attending graduate school can get
will be assigned graduate advisors in the programs in which
a head start on their graduate education.
they plan to receive their graduate certificates or degrees.
3. Students can plan their undergraduate electives to satis-
Prior to registration for the next semester, students and their
fy prerequisites, thus ensuring adequate preparation for
graduate advisors will plan a strategy for completing both
their graduate program.
the undergraduate and graduate programs as efficiently
as possible. The students also will continue to have under-
4. Early assignment of graduate advisors permits students
graduate advisors in the home department or division for
to plan optimum course selection and scheduling in
their Bachelor’s Degrees.
order to complete their graduate program quickly.
Upon achieving Senior standing, students must submit
5. Early acceptance into a Combined program leading to
the standard graduate application package for the graduate
a Graduate Certificate, Professional Master’s Degree,
portion of their combined program.
or Non-Thesis Master’s Degree assures students of auto-
matic acceptance into full graduate status if they main-
C. Requirements
tain good standing while in early-acceptance status.
In order to maintain good standing in the Combined
Program:
6. Students may receive both degrees at the same time,
providing them access to both undergraduate and grad-
1. Students who have been granted Early Admission to the
uate benefits (such as financial aid) while completing
Combined Program must register full time and maintain
their programs.
a minimum semester GPA of 3.0 during each semester
subsequent to admission, including the semester in
7. In many cases, students will be able to complete both
which they were accepted.
Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in five years of total
enrollment at CSM.
2. Students who have been granted full graduate status
must satisfy all requirements (course, research and the-
Certain graduate programs may allow Combined
sis credits, minimum GPA, etc.) of the graduate pro-
Program students to fulfill part of the requirements of their
gram in which they are enrolled. Note that all courses,
graduate degree by including up to six hours of specified
undergraduate and graduate, taken after full admission
course credits which also were used in fulfilling the require-
count toward the minimum GPA required to be making
ments of their undergraduate degree. Those courses must
satisfactory progress.
meet all requirements for graduate credit, and their grades
are included in calculating the graduate GPA. Check the
After students have been accepted into full graduate
departmental section of the Bulletin to determine which
status, they will have dual status and will have all of the
programs provide this opportunity.
privileges and be subject to all expectations of both under-
graduate and graduate programs. Students having dual status
may take both undergraduate and graduate courses, may
register for internship, research, or thesis credits as required
for their graduate program and may have access to financial
aid available through both programs.
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Bioengineering and Life
Sciences, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, and
Physics. Each division or department is represented on
Sciences (BELS)
both the Board of Directors and the Curriculum and
Research Committee, which are responsible for the
Minors and Areas of Special Interest Only
operation of the program.
PROFESSOR RAHMAT A. SHOURESHI, Acting Program Director
The mission of the BELS program is to offer Minors and
PROFESSOR PHILIPPE E. ROSS, Acting Associate Director
Areas of Special Interest (ASI) at the undergraduate level,
Department of Chemistry and Geochemistry
and support areas of specialization at the graduate level, as
PAUL W. JAGODZINSKI, Professor and Head
well as to enable research opportunities for CSM students in
KENT J. VOORHEES, Professor
bioengineering and the life sciences.
KEVIN W. MANDERNACK, Associate Professor
Bioengineering and the Life Sciences (BELS) are becom-
Department of Chemical Engineering and Petroleum Refining
JAMES F. ELY, Professor and Head
ing increasingly significant in fulfilling the role and mission
ANNETTE L.BUNGE, Professor
of the Colorado School of Mines. Many intellectual fron-
JOHN R. DORGAN, Associate Professor
tiers within the files of environment, energy, materials, and
Division of Engineering
their associated fields of science and engineering , are being
RAHMAT A. SHOURESHI, Gerard August Dobelman
driven by advances in the biosciences and the application of
Distinguished Professor of Engineering
engineering to living processes.
WILLIAM A. HOFF, Associate Professor
Program Requirements:
JOEL M. BACH, Assistant Professor
Minor in Bioengineering and Life Sciences:
JAMES CAROLLO, Assistant Research Professor
The Minor in BELS requires a minimum of 18 semester
Division of Environmental Science and Engineering
hours of acceptable coursework, as outlined under the
ROBERT L. SIEGRIST, Professor and Interim Director
Required Curriculum section which follows.
PHILIPPE E. ROSS, Professor
RONALD R. H. COHEN, Associate Professor
The Area of Special Interest (ASI) in BELS requires a
LINDA A. FIGUEROA, Associate Professor
minimum of 12 semester hours of acceptable coursework,
DIANNE AHMANN, Assistant Professor
as outlined under the Required Curriculum section which
JUNKO MUNAKATA-MARR, Assistant Professor
follows.
Department of Geology and Geological Engineering
Enrollments in the BELS Minor and ASI are approved
MURRAY W. HITZMAN, Professor and Head: Charles Franklin
by the Associate Director, who monitors progress and
Fogarty Distinguished Chair in Economic Geology
completion.
Division of Liberal Arts and International Studies
ARTHUR B. SACKS, Professor and Director
Required Curriculum:
Department of Mathematical and Computer Sciences
Both the Minor and the ASI require one core course (three
GRAEME FAIRWEATHER, Professor and Head
semester hours). The Minor requires 15 additional semester
DINESH MEHTA, Associate Professor
hours, and the ASI nine additional semester hours, from the
WILLIAM C. NAVIDI, Associate Professor
approved list of courses.
HUGH KING, Senior Lecturer
Core Course:
Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
BELS 3010/ESGN 301 General Biology I
JOHN J. MOORE, Trustees Professor and Head
Elective courses (including, but not limited to):
Department of Physics
BELS 303/ESGN 303 General Biology II
JAMES A. McNEIL, Professor and Head
BELS 321/ESGN 321 Intro to Genetics
THOMAS E. FURTAK, Professor
BELS 325/LIHU 325 Introduction to Ethics
JEFF SQUIER, Professor
BELS 402/ESGN 402 Cell Biology & Physiology
Programs Offered:
BELS 404 Anatomy and Physiology
BELS 420/EGGN 420 Intro to Biomedical Engineering
Minor in Bioengineering and Life Sciences
BELS 425/EGGN 425 Musculoskeletal Biomechanics
Area of Special Interest in Bioengineering and Life Sciences
BELS 430/EGGN 430 Biomedical Instrumentation
Program Description
BELS 433/MACS 433 Mathematical Biology
BELS 453/EGGN453/ESGN 453 Wastewater Engineering (I)
The program in Bioengineering and Life Sciences
CHGN 422 Intro to Polymer Chemistry Laboratory
(BELS) is administered jointly by the Divisions of
CHGN 428 Biochemistry I
Engineering, Environmental Science and Engineering,
CHGN 462/ESGN 580 Microbiology & the Environment
and Liberal Arts and International Studies, and by the
CHGN 508 Analytical Spectroscopy
Departments of Chemical Engineering and Petroleum
MLGN 523 Applied Surface & Solution Chem.
Refining, Chemistry and Geochemistry, Geology and
ESGN544 Aquatic Toxicology
Geological Engineering, Mathematical and Computer
ESGN 596 Molecular Environmental Biotechnology
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ESGN 545 Environmental Toxicology
Chemical Engineering
CHGN 563/ESGN 582 Microbiology and the Environment Lab.
ESGN 586 Microbiology of Engineered Environmental Systems
JAMES F. ELY, Professor and Head of Department
CHGN 221 Organic Chemistry I (for students whose major program
ROBERT M. BALDWIN, Professor
does not require it)
ANNETTE L. BUNGE, Professor
CHGN 222 Organic Chemistry II (for students whose major pro-
ANTHONY M. DEAN, W.K. Coors Distinguished Professor
gram does not require it)
RONALD L. MILLER, Professor
MTGN 570/MLGN570 Intro to Biocompatibility
E. DENDY SLOAN, Weaver Distinguished Professor
Premedical Students
J. DOUGLAS WAY, Professor
JOHN R. DORGAN, Associate Professor
While medical college admissions requirements vary, most
J. THOMAS MCKINNON, Associate Professor
require a minimum of:
DAVID W.M. MARR, Associate Professor
two semesters of General Chemistry with lab
CLARE McCABE, Assistant Professor
two semesters of Organic Chemistry with lab
COLIN A. WOLDEN, Associate Professor
two semesters of Calculus
DAVID T. WU, Associate Professor
two semesters of Calculus-based Physics
JAMES H. GARY, Professor Emeritus
JOHN O. GOLDEN, Professor Emeritus
two semesters of English Literature and Composition
ARTHUR J. KIDNAY, Professor Emeritus
two semesters of General Biology with lab.
VICTOR F. YESAVAGE, Professor Emeritus
CSM currently offers all of these requirements except the
MICHAEL S. GRABOSKI, Research Professor
two General Biology labs. These courses can be taken at
ROBERT D. KNECHT, Research Professor
other local universities and colleges.
SERGEI KISELEV, Research Associate Professor
ANGEL ABBUD-MADRID, Research Associate Professor
HANS-HEINRICH CARSTENSEN, Research Assistant Professor
ANDREW M. HERRING, Research Assistant Professor
JONATHAN FILLEY, Research Assistant Professor
GLENN MURRAY, Research Assistant Professor
JOHN M. PERSICHETTI, Lecturer
JOHN L. JECHURA, Adjunct Assistant Professor
CHARLES R. VESTAL, Adjunct Assistant Professor
Program Description
The field of chemical engineering is extremely broad,
and encompasses all technologies and industries where
chemical processing is utilized in any form. Students with
baccalaureate (B.S.) chemical engineering degrees from
CSM can find employment in many and diverse fields,
including: advanced materials synthesis and processing,
product and process research and development, food and
pharmaceutical processing and synthesis, biochemical and
biomedical materials and products, microelectronics manu-
facture, petroleum and petrochemical processing, and
process and product design.
The practice of chemical engineering draws from the
fundamentals of chemistry, mathematics, and physics.
Accordingly, undergraduate students must initially complete
a program of study that stresses these three basic fields of
science. Chemical engineering coursework blends these
three disciplines into a series of engineering fundamentals
relating to how materials are produced and processed both in
the laboratory and in large industrial-scale facilities. Courses
such as fluid mechanics, heat and mass transport, thermo-
dynamics and reaction kinetics, and chemical process
control are at the heart of the chemical engineering curricu-
lum at CSM. In addition, it is becoming increasingly impor-
tant for chemical engineers to understand how microscopic,
molecular-level properties can influence the macroscopic
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behavior of materials and chemical systems. This somewhat
Curriculum
unique focus is first introduced at CSM through the physical
The chemical engineering curriculum is structured
and organic chemistry sequences, and the theme is continued
according to the goals outlined above. Accordingly, the
and developed within the chemical engineering curriculum
program of study is organized to include 3 semesters of
via a senior-level capstone course in molecular perspectives.
science and general engineering fundamentals followed by
Our undergraduate program at CSM is exemplified by inten-
5 semesters of chemical engineering fundamentals and appli-
sive integration of computer-aided molecular simulation and
cations. An optional ‘track’ system is introduced at the junior
computer-aided process modeling in the curriculum, and
year which allows students to structure free electives into
by our unique approach to teaching of the unit operations
one of several specialty applications areas. Courses in the
laboratory sequence. The unit operations lab course is
chemical engineering portion of the curriculum may be cate-
offered only in the summer as a six-week intensive “field
gorized according to the following general system.
session”. Here, the fundamentals of heat, mass, and momen-
tum transport and applied thermodynamics are reviewed in a
A. Chemical Engineering Fundamentals
practical, applications-oriented setting. The important subjects
The following courses represent the basic knowledge
of teamwork, critical thinking, and oral and written technical
component of the chemical engineering curriculum at CSM.
communications skills are also stressed in this course.
1. Mass and Energy Balances (ChEN201)
Facilities for the study of chemical engineering at the
2. Computational Methods (ChEN200)
Colorado School of Mines are among the best in the nation.
3. Fluid Mechanics (ChEN307)
Our modern in-house computer network supports over 50
4. Heat Transfer (ChEN308)
workstations, and is anchored by an IBM SP-2 parallel
5. Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics (ChEN357)
supercomputer. Specialized undergraduate laboratory facili-
6. Mass Transfer (ChEN375)
ties exist for the study of polymer properties, and for reac-
7. Transport Phenomena (ChEN430)
tion engineering and unit operations. In 1992, the depart-
B. Chemical Engineering Applications
ment moved into a new $11 million facility which included
The following courses are applications-oriented courses
both new classroom and office space, as well as high quality
that build on the student’s basic knowledge of science and
laboratories for undergraduate and graduate research. Our
engineering fundamentals:
honors undergraduate research program is open to highly
1. Unit Operations Laboratory (ChEN312 and 313)
qualified students, and provides our undergraduates with the
2. Reaction Engineering (ChEN418)
opportunity to carry out independent research, or to join a
3. Process Dynamics and Control (ChEN403)
graduate research team. This program has been highly suc-
4. Chemical Engineering Design (ChEN402)
cessful and Mines undergraduate chemical engineering stu-
5. 400 Level Chemical Engineering Technical Elective
dents have won several national competitions and awards
based on research conducted while pursuing their baccalau-
C. Chemical Engineering Elective Tracks
reate degree.
Students in chemical engineering may elect to structure
The program leading to the degree Bachelor of Science
free electives into a formal Minor program of study
in Chemical Engineering is accredited by the Engineering
(18 hours of coursework), an Area of Special Interest
Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for
(12 hours) or a Specialty Track in Chemical Engineering
Engineering and Technology, 111 Market Place, Suite 1050,
(9 hours). Minors and ASIs can be developed by the student
Baltimore, MD 21202-4012, telephone (410) 347-7700.
in a variety of different areas and programs as approved by
the student’s advisor and the Heads of the relevant sponsor-
Program Goals (Bachelor of Science in Chemical
ing academic programs. Specialty tracks in chemical engi-
Engineering)
neering are available in the following areas:
The goals of the Chemical Engineering program at CSM
Microelectronics
are to:
Bio Engineering and Life Sciences
◆ Instill in our students a high-quality basic education in
Polymer and materials
chemical engineering fundamentals;
Environmental
◆ Develop the skills required to apply these fundamentals
Petroleum and petrochemicals
to the synthesis, analysis, and evaluation of chemical
Business and Economics
engineering processes and systems; and
Details on recommended courses for each of these tracks
◆ Foster personal development to ensure a lifetime of pro-
can be obtained from the student’s academic advisor.
fessional success and an appreciation of the ethical and
societal responsibilities of a chemical engineer.
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2003–2004
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Degree Requirements (Chemical Engineering)
Chemistry and
Sophomore Year Fall Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
MACS213 Calculus for Scientists &
Geochemistry
Engn’rs III
4
4
PHGN200 Physics II
3.5
3
4.5
PAUL W. JAGODZINSKI, Professor and Department Head
DCGN210 Introduction to Thermodynamics
3
3
DEAN W. DICKERHOOF, Professor
CHGN221 Organic Chemistry I
3
1
4
DONALD L. MACALADY, Professor
PAGN201 Physical Education III
2
0.5
PATRICK MACCARTHY, Professor
Total
16
KENT J. VOORHEES, Professor
SCOTT W. COWLEY, Associate Professor
Sophomore Year Spring Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
MARK E. EBERHART, Associate Professor
MACS315 Differential Equations
3
3
DANIEL M. KNAUSS, Associate Professor
EBGN201 Principles of Economics
3
3
KEVIN W. MANDERNACK, Associate Professor
ChEN201 Mass and Energy Balances
3
3
E. CRAIG SIMMONS, Associate Professor
ChEN202 Chemical Process Principles Lab
1
1
KIM R. WILLIAMS, Associate Professor
CHGN222 Organic Chemistry II
3
3
4
DAVID T. WU, Associate Professor
EPIC251 Design II
2
3
3
C. JEFFREY HARLAN, Assistant Professor
PAGN202 Physical Education IV
2
0.5
STEVEN F. DEC, Lecturer
Total
17.5
JAMES F. RANVILLE, Research Assistant Professor
Junior Year Fall Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
RAMON E. BISQUE, Professor Emeritus
SYGN201/2/3 Engineering Systems
3
3
STEPHEN R. DANIEL, Professor Emeritus
CHGN351 Physical Chemistry I
3
3
KENNETH W. EDWARDS, Professor Emeritus
ChEN307 Fluid Mechanics
3
3
GEORGE H. KENNEDY, Professor Emeritus
ChEN357 Chemical. Eng. Thermodynamics
3
1
3
RONALD W. KLUSMAN, Professor Emeritus
ChEN358 Chemical. Eng. Thermodynamics
DONALD LANGMUIR, Professor Emeritus
Lab
1
1
GEORGE B. LUCAS, Professor Emeritus
SYGN200 Human Systems
3
3
MICHAEL J. PAVELICH, Professor Emeritus
Total
17
MAYNARD SLAUGHTER, Professor Emeritus
Junior Year Spring Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
DAVID M. UPDEGRAFF, Professor Emeritus
CHGN353 Physical Chemistry II
3
1
4
THOMAS R. WILDEMAN, Professor Emeritus
ChEN375 Chemical Eng. Mass Transfer
3
3
JOHN T. WILLIAMS, Professor Emeritus
ChEN308 Chemical Eng. Heat Transfer
3
3
ROBERT D. WITTERS, Professor Emeritus
Elective*
3
3
CHARLES W. STARKS, Associate Professor Emeritus
LAIS/EBGN H&SS Elective I
3
3
Program Description
Total
16
Chemistry provides fundamental knowledge critical to
Summer Field Session
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
satisfying many of society’s needs: feeding and clothing and
ChEN312/313 Unit Operations Laboratory
6
6
housing the world’s people, finding and using sources of
Total
6
energy, improving health care, ensuring national security,
Senior Year Fall Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
and protecting the environment. The programs of the
ChEN418 Reaction Engineering
3
3
Chemistry and Geochemistry Department are designed to
ChEN430 Transport Phenomena
3
3
educate professionals for the varied career opportunities this
LAIS/EBGN H&SS Elective II
3
3
Electives*
6
6
central scientific discipline affords. The curricula are there-
Total
15
fore founded in rigorous fundamental science complemented
by application of these principles to the minerals, energy,
Senior Year Spring Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
ChEN402 Chemical Engineering Design
3
3
materials, or environmental fields. For example, a specific
ChEN403 Process Dynamics and Control
3
3
B.S. curricular track emphasizing environmental chemistry
Elective*
3
3
is offered along with a more flexible track which can be
LAIS/EBGN H&SS Elective III
3
3
tailored to optimize preparation consistent with students’
ChEN421 Engineering Economics
3
3
career goals. Those aspiring to enter Ph.D. programs in
Total
15
chemistry are encouraged to include undergraduate research
Degree total
135.5
beyond the minimum required among their elective hours.
*one of the electives must be a 400-level Chemical Engineering course.
Others interested in industrial chemistry choose area of spe-
cial interest courses in chemical engineering or metallurgy,
for example. A significant number of students complete
degrees in both chemistry and chemical engineering as an
excellent preparation for industrial careers.
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2003–2004

The instructional and research laboratories located in
◆ Organic chemistry - bonding and structure, structure-
Coolbaugh Hall contain extensive instrumentation for: gas
physical property relationships, reactivity-structure
chromatography (GC), high-performance liquid chromatog-
relationships, reaction mechanisms (nucleophilic and
raphy (HPLC), ion chromatography (IC), supercritical-fluid
electrophilic substitution, addition, elimination, radical
chromatography (SFC), inductively-coupled-plasma-atomic
reactions, rearrangements, redox reactions, photochem-
emission spectroscopy (ICP-AES) field-flow fractionation
ical reactions, and metal-mediated reactions), chemical
(fff), mass spectrometry (MS, GC/MS, GC/MS/MS, PY/MS,
kinetics, catalysis, major classes of compounds and
PY/GC/MS, SFC/MS, MALDI-TOF), nuclear magnetic
their reactions, design of synthetic pathways.
resonance spectrometry (solids and liquids), infrared spectro-
◆ Physical chemistry - thermodynamics (energy, enthalpy,
photometry (FTIR), visible-ultraviolet spectrophotometry,
entropy, equilibrium constants, free energy, chemical
microscopy, X-ray photoelectron spectrometry (XPS), and
potential, non-ideal systems, standard states, activity,
thermogravimetric analysis (TGA).
phase rule, phase equilibria, phase diagrams), electro-
Program Goals (Bachelor of Science in
chemistry, kinetic theory (Maxwell-Boltzmann distribu-
Chemistry)
tion, collision frequency, effusion, heat capacity,
The B.S. curricula in chemistry are designed to:
equipartition of energy), kinetics (microscopic
reversibility, relaxation processes, mechanisms and
◆ Impart mastery of chemistry fundamentals;
rate laws, collision and absolute rate theories), quantum
◆ Develop ability to apply chemistry fundamentals in
mechanics (Schroedinger equations, operators and
solving open-ended problems;
matrix elements, particle-in-a-box, simple harmonic
◆ Impart knowledge of and ability to use moderns tools
oscillator, rigid rotor, angular momentum, hydrogen
of chemical analysis and synthesis;
atom, hydrogen wave functions, spin, Pauli principle,
◆ Develop ability to locate and use pertinent informa-
LCAO method), spectroscopy (dipole selection rules,
tion from the chemical literature;
rotational spectra, term symbols, atomic and molecular
◆ Develop ability to interpret and use experimental data
electronic spectra, magnetic spectroscopy, Raman spec-
for chemical systems;
troscopy, multiphoton selection rules, lasers), statistical
◆ Develop ability to effectively communicate in both
thermodynamics (ensembles, partition functions,
written and oral formats;
Einstein crystals, Debye crystals), group theory, surface
◆ Prepare students for entry to and success in profes-
chemistry, X-ray crystallography, electron diffraction,
sional careers;
dielectric constants, dipole moments.
◆ Prepare students for entry to and success in graduate
programs; and
Laboratory and communication skills
◆ Prepare students for responsible contribution to society.
◆ Analytical methods - gravimetry, titrimetry, sample dis-
solution, fusion, quantitative spectrophotometry, GC,
Curriculum
HPLC, GC/MS, potentiometry, AA, ICP-AES
The B.S. chemistry curricula, in addition to the strong
basis provided by the common core, contain three compo-
◆ Synthesis techniques - batch reactor assembly, inert-
nents: chemistry fundamentals, laboratory and communica-
atmosphere manipulations, vacuum line methods, high-
tion skills, and applications courses.
temperature methods, high-pressure methods, distilla-
tion, recrystallization, extraction, sublimation, chro-
Chemistry fundamentals
matographic purification, product identification
◆ Analytical chemistry - sampling, method selection,
statistical data analysis, error sources, interferences,
◆ Physical measurements - refractometry, viscometry, col-
theory of operation of analytical instruments (atomic and
ligative properties, FTIR, NMR
molecular spectroscopy, mass spectrometry, magnetic
◆ Information retrieval - Chemical Abstracts, CA on-line,
resonance spectrometry, chromatography and other sepa-
CA registry numbers, Beilstein, Gmelin, handbooks,
ration methods, electroanalytical methods, and thermal
organic syntheses, organic reactions, inorganic synthe-
methods), calibration, standardization, stoichiometry of
ses, primary sources, ACS Style Guide
analysis, equilibrium and kinetics principles in analysis.
◆ Reporting - lab notebook, experiment and research
◆ Inorganic chemistry - atomic structure and periodicity,
reports, technical oral reports
crystal lattice structure, molecular geometry and bond-
◆ Communication - scientific reviews, seminar presenta-
ing (VSEPR, Lewis structures, VB and MO theory,
tions
bond energies and lengths), metals structure and prop-
erties, acid-base theories, main-group element chem-
Applications
istry, coordination chemistry, term symbols, ligand
◆ Area of special interest courses-application of chem-
field theory, spectra and magnetism of complexes,
istry fundamentals in another discipline; e.g. chemical
organometallic chemistry.
engineering, environmental science, materials science
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◆ Internship-summer or semester experience in an indus-
Junior Year Spring Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
trial or governmental organization working on real-
CHGN353 Physical Chemistry II
3
3
4
world problems
CHGN341 Descriptive Inorganic Chemistry
3
3
CHGN323 Qualitative Organic Analysis
1
3
2
◆ Undergraduate research-open-ended problem solving in
EBGN201 Principles of Economics
3
3
the context of a research project
Area of Special Interest Elective (chm**)
3
3
Degree Requirements (Chemistry)
Free elective
3
3
LAIS/EBGN H&SS Elective I
3
3
The B.S. curricula in chemistry are outlined below. The
Total
18
restrictions specific to the environmental chemistry track are
labeled (env) while those specific to the other track are
**specialty restrictions
labeled (chm); those common to both tracks bear no label.
Junior-Senior Year Summer Field Session
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
In the environmental track the area of special interest must
CHGN490 Synthesis & Characterization
18
6
be in Environmental Science and Engineering (ESGN) (see
Total
6
page 51).
Senior Year Fall Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
CHGN495 Research
9
3
Sophomore Year Fall Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
Area of Special Interest Elective (chm**)
3 3
MACS213 Calculus for Scientists & Engn’rs III 4
4
ESGN Area of Special Interest (env**)
6
6
PHGN200 Physics II
3.5
3
4.5
LAIS/EBGN H&SS Cluster Elective II
3
3
DCGN209 Introduction to Thermodynamics
3
3
Free elective
3
3
CHGN221 Organic Chemistry I
3
3
4
Free elective (chm**)
3
3
PAGN201 Physical Education III
2
0.5
Total
15
Total
16
**specialty restrictions
Sophomore Year Spring Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
CHGN222 Organic Chemistry II
3
3
4
Senior Year Spring Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
SYGN201/2 Engineering Systems
3
3
CHGN495 Undergraduate Research
9
3
MACS315 Differential Equations
3
3
CHGN410 Surface Chemistry (env**)
3
3
CHGN335 Instrumental Analysis
3
3
Area of Special Interest Elective (chm**)
3
3
CHGN201 Thermodynamics Laboratory
3
1
ESGN Area of Special Interest (env**)
3
3
EPIC251 Design II
2
3
3
LAIS/EBGN H&SS Cluster Elective III
3
3
PAGN202 Physical Education IV
2
0.5
CHGN401 Theoretical Inorganic Chem. (chm**) 3
3
Total
17.5
CHGN403 Environmental Chemistry (env**)
3
3
Free elective (chm**)
3
3
Junior Year Fall Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
Total
15
SYGN200 Human Systems
3
3
CHGN428 Biochemistry
3
3
Degree Total
137.5
CHGN336 Analytical Chemistry
3
3
Chemistry Minor and ASI Programs
CHGN337 Analytical Chemistry Laboratory
3
1
CHGN351 Physical Chemistry I
3
3
4
No specific course sequences are suggested for students
Area of Special Interest Elective (chm**)
3
3
wishing to include chemistry minors or areas of special
ESGN - Environmental Elective (env**)
3
3
interest in their programs. Rather, those students should con-
Total
17
sult with the CHGC department head (or designated faculty
**specialty restrictions
member) to design appropriate sequences.
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2003–2004

Economics and Business Program Goals (Bachelor of Science in
Economics)
RODERICK G. EGGERT, Professor and Division Director
In addition to the goals articulated in the Profile of the
CAROL DAHL, Professor
CSM Graduate (p. 5-6). The goals of the undergraduate pro-
R. E. D. WOOLSEY, Professor
gram in economics and business are:
GRAHAM A. DAVIS, Associate Professor
MICHAEL R. WALLS, Associate Professor
To provide students with a strong foundation in economic
JANIS M. CAREY, Assistant Professor
theory and analytical techniques, taking advantage of the
CIGDEM Z. GURGUR, Assistant Professor
mathematical and quantitative abilities of CSM undergrad-
SHEKHAR JAYANTHI, Assistant Professor
uate students; and
IRINA KHINDANOVA, Assistant Professor
DAVID MOORE, Assistant Professor
To prepare students for the work force, especially in
ALEXANDRA NEWMAN, Assistant Professor
organizations in CSM’s areas of traditional strength (engi-
LUIS SOSA, Assistant Professor
neering, applied science, mathematics and computer sci-
JAMES M. OTTO, Research Professor and Director, Institute for
ence), and for graduate school, especially in economics,
Global Resources Policy and Management
business, and law.
JOHN STERMOLE, Lecturer
ANN DOZORETZ, Instructor
Curriculum
DAVID E. FLETCHER, Professor Emeritus
Within the major, students can choose a special concen-
ALFRED PETRICK, Jr., Professor Emeritus
tration in Global Business or Technology. If students do not
ODED RUDAWSKY, Professor Emeritus
choose one of these options, they will complete the (default)
FRANKLIN J. STERMOLE, Professor Emeritus
Economics and Business option. All economics majors take
JOHN E. TILTON, Coulter Professor Emeritus
forty-five percent of their courses in math, science, and
JOHN A. CORDES, Associate Professor Emeritus
engineering, including the same core required of all CSM
Program Description
undergraduates. Students take another forty percent of their
The economy is becoming increasingly global and
courses in economics, business, and the humanities and
dependent on advanced technology. In such a world, private
social sciences more generally. The remaining fifteen
companies and public organizations need leaders and man-
percent of the course work can come from any field. Many
agers who understand economics and business, as well as
students complete minor programs in a technical field, such
science and technology.
as computer science, engineering, geology, or environmental
science. A number of students pursue double majors.
Programs in the Division of Economics and Business are
designed to bridge the gap that often exists between econo-
To complete the economics major, students must take 39
mists and managers, on the one hand, and engineers and sci-
hours of 300 and 400 level economics and business courses.
entists, on the other. All CSM undergraduate students are
Of these, 18 hours must be at the 400 level. At least 30 of
introduced to economic principles in a required course, and
the required 39 hours must be taken in residence in the home
many pursue additional course work in minor programs or
department. For students participating in an approved for-
elective courses. The courses introduce undergraduate stu-
eign study program, up to 19 hours of the 30 hours in resi-
dents to economic and business principles so that they will
dence requirement may be taken abroad.
understand the economic and business environments, both
Degree Requirements in Economics
national and global, in which they will work and live.
Economics and Business Option (default)
In keeping with the mission of the Colorado School of
Sophomore Year Fall Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
Mines, the Division of Economics and Business offers a
EBGN311 Principles of Microeconomics*
3
3
Bachelor of Science in Economics. Most economics degrees
PHGN200 Physics II
3.5
3
4.5
are awarded as a Bachelor of Arts, with a strong liberal arts
MACS213 Calc. for Scientists & Engineers III
4
4
component. Our degree, the only one of its kind in Colorado,
SYGN200 Human Systems
3
3
EPICS251 or EPICS252 Design II
2
3
3
is grounded in mathematics, engineering and the sciences.
PAGN201 Physical Education III
2
0.5
We graduate technologically literate economists with quanti-
Total
18
tative economics and business skills that give them a com-
petitive advantage in today’s economy.
Sophomore Year Spring Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
EBGN312 Principles of Macroeconomics*
3
3
Economics majors have a range of career options follow-
MACS315 Differential Equations
3
3
ing their undergraduate studies. Some pursue graduate
MACS332 Linear Algebra
3
3
degrees in economics, business, or law. Others begin careers
SYGN201/2/3 Engineered Systems
3
3
as managers, economic advisors, and financial officers in
PAGN202 Physical Education IV
2
0.5
business or government, often in organizations that deal with
Free Elective
3
3
engineering, applied science, and advanced technology.
Total
15.5
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Undergraduate Bulletin
2003–2004
43

Junior Year Fall Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
LAIS Technology Elective I
3
3
EBGN325 Operations Research
3
3
LAIS H&SS Cluster Elective II
3
3
EBGN411 Intermediate Microeconomics
3
3
Free Elective
3
3
EBGN412 Intermediate Macroeconomics
3
3
Total
18
EBGN Elective I
3
3
Summer Field Session
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
MACS323 Probability and Statistics
3
3
EBGN402 Field Session
3
3
LAIS H&SS Cluster Elective I
3
3
Total
3
Total
18
Senior Year Fall Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
Junior Year Spring Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
EBGN490 Econometrics
3
3
EBGN321 Engineering Economics
3
3
EBGN Technology Elective III
3
3
EBGN409 Math Econ. or EBGN455 Lin. Prog.** 3
3
LAIS Technology Elective II
3
3
EBGN Elective II
3
3
LAIS H&SS Cluster Elective III
3
3
LAIS Restricted Elective I
3
3
Free Electives
6
6
LAIS H&SS Cluster Elective II
3
3
Total
18
Free Elective
3
3
Total
18
Senior Year Spring Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
EBGN Technology Elective IV
3
3
Summer Field Session
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
LAIS Technology Elective III
3
3
EBGN402 Field Session
3
3
Free Electives
9
9
Total
3
Total
15
Senior Year Fall Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
Degree Total
138.5
EBGN490 Econometrics
3
3
EBGN Elective III
3
3
** Students must take either EBGN409 or EBGN455.
LAIS Restricted Elective II
3
3
Global Business Option
LAIS H&SS Cluster Elective III
3
3
Sophomore Year Fall Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
Free Electives
6
6
Same courses as in default option above.
Total
18
Total
18
Senior Year Spring Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
Sophomore Year Spring Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
EBGN Elective IV
3
3
Same courses as in default option above.
LAIS Restricted Elective III
3
3
Total
15.5
Free Electives
9
9
Junior Year Fall Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
Total
15
EBGN325 Operations Research
3
3
Degree Total
138.5
EBGN411 Intermediate Microeconomics
3
3
*Students who complete the EBGN311/312 sequence are not
EBGN412 Intermediate Macroeconomics
3
3
required to take EBGN201. For students pursuing a major in eco-
EBGN Global Business Elective I
3
3
nomics, EBGN201 is not a substitute for either EBGN311 or
MACS323 Probability and Statistics
3
3
EBGN312.
LAIS H&SS Cluster Elective I
3
3
**Students must take either EBGN409 or EBGN455.
Total
18
Technology Option
Junior Year Spring Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
Sophomore Year Fall Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
EBGN321 Engineering Economics
3
3
Same courses as in default option above.
EBGN409 Math Econ or EBGN 455 Lin. Prog.**3
3
Total
18
EBGN Global Business Elective II
3
3
Sophomore Year Spring Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
LIFL Foreign Language I*
3
3
Same courses as in default option above.
LAIS H&SS Cluster Elective II
3
3
Total
15.5
Free Elective
3
3
Total
18
Junior Year Fall Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
EBGN325 Operations Research
3
3
Summer Field Session
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
EBGN411 Intermediate Microeconomics
3
3
EBGN402 Field Session
6
3
EBGN412 Intermediate Macroeconomics
3
3
Total
3
EBGN Technology Elective I
3
3
Senior Year Fall Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
MACS323 Probability and Statistics
3
3
EBGN490 Econometrics
3
3
LAIS H&SS Cluster Elective I
3
3
EBGN Global Business Elective III
3
3
Total
18
LAIS Global Business Elective I
3
3
Junior Year Spring Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
LIFL Foreign Language II*
3
3
EBGN321 Engineering Economics
3
3
LAIS H&SS Cluster Elective III
3
3
EBGN409 Math Econ or EBGN 455 Lin. Prog.** 3
3
Free Elective
3
3
EBGN Technology Elective II
3
3
Total
18
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2003–2004

Senior Year Spring Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
LISS441 Hemispheric Integration in the Americas
EBGN Global Business Elective IV
3
3
LISS442 Asian Development
LAIS Global Business Elective II
3
3
LISS446 African Development
Free Electives
9
9
LISS461 Technology and Gender
Total
15
LISS462 Science and Technology Policy
Degree Total
138.5
Technology Specialization
*Must be in same language.
Technology specialization students take 12 hours from
**Students must take either EBGN409 or EBGN455.
the following list of EBGN courses, of which 3 hours must
Electives for the Economics Major Listed
be Economics and Technology, and at least 3 hours must be
by Specialization
a 400-level course that has EBGN411 and/or EBGN412 as
Economics and Business Specialization (default)
prerequisites.
Economics and Business specialization students take 12
EBGN314 Principles of Management
hours from the following list of EBGN electives, of which at
EBGN315 Business Strategy
least 3 hours must be a 400-level course that has EBGN411
EBGN320 Economics and Technology

and/or EBGN412 as prerequisites.
EBGN409 Mathematical Economics

EBGN455 Linear Programming
EBGN304 Personal Finance
EBGN495 Economic Forecasting
EBGN305 Financial Accounting
EBGN5XX††
EBGN306 Managerial Accounting

EBGN310 Environmental and Resource Economics
The eligible course is the one not taken as part of the EBGN core.
EBGN314 Principles of Management
††Seniors with at least a 2.50 cumulative GPA may take a 500-level
EBGN315 Business Strategy
course with the consent of their department and the Dean of
EBGN320 Economics and Technology
Graduate Studies.
EBGN330 Energy Economics
Technology specialization students take 9 hours from the
EBGN342 Economic Development
following list of LAIS courses. Courses used to satisfy the
EBGN345 Principles of Corporate Finance
EBGN401 History of Economic Thought
H&SS cluster requirements cannot be double counted.
EBGN409 Mathematical Economics†
LICM301 Professional Oral Communication
EBGN441 International Trade
LICM306 Selected Topics in Written Communication
EBGN445 International Business Finance
LISS364 Engineering, Science and Technology: Social and
EBGN455 Linear Programming†
Environmental Context
EBGN495 Economic Forecasting
LISS461 Technology and Gender
EBGN5XX††
LISS462 Science and Technology Policy
†The eligible course is the one not taken as part of the EBGN core.
Global Business Specialization
††Seniors with at least a 2.50 cumulative GPA may take a 500-level
Global Business specialization students take 12 hours
course with the consent of their department and the Dean of
from the following list of EBGN courses, of which at least
Graduate Studies.
3 hours must be a 400-level course that has EBGN411
Economics and Business specialization students take
and/or EBGN412 as prerequisites.
9 hours from the following list of LAIS restricted electives.
EBGN305 Financial Accounting
Courses used to satisfy the H&SS cluster requirements
EBGN306 Managerial Accounting
cannot be double counted.
EBGN314 Principles of Management
EBGN315 Business Strategy
LICM301 Professional Oral Communication
EBGN342 Economic Development
LICM306 Selected Topics in Written Communication
EBGN345 Principles of Corporate Finance
LISS330 Managing Cultural Differences

EBGN409 Mathematical Economics
LISS335 International Political Economy

EBGN455 Linear Programming
LISS340 International Political Economy of Latin America
EBGN441 International Trade
LISS342 International Political Economy of Asia
EBGN445 International Business Finance
LISS344 International Political Economy of the Middle East
EBGN495 Economic Forecasting
LISS351 The History of Eastern Europe and Russia since 1914
EBGN5XX††
LISS364 Engineering, Science, and Technology:

Social/Environmental Context
The eligible course is the one not taken as part of the EBGN core.
LISS375 Introduction to Law and Legal Systems
††Seniors with at least a 2.50 cumulative GPA may take a 500-level
LISS430 Globalization
course with the consent of their department and the Dean of
LISS431 Global Environmental Issues
Graduate Studies.
LISS433 Global Corporations
Global Business specialization students take 6 hours from
LISS437 Corruption and Development
LISS440 Latin American Development
the following list of LAIS courses. Courses used to satisfy
the H&SS cluster requirements cannot be double counted.
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LICM301 Professional Oral Communication
Area of Special Interest
LICM306 Selected Topics in Written Communication
The area of special interest in Economics and Business
LISS330 Managing Cultural Differences
LISS335 International Political Economy
requires that students complete either Principles of Eco-
LISS340 International Political Economy of Latin America
nomics (EBGN201) and 3 other courses in economics and
LISS342 International Political Economy of Asia
business chosen from the lists below, for a total of 12 credit
LISS344 International Political Economy of the Middle East
hours, or Principles of Microeconomics (EBGN311),
LISS351 The History of Eastern Europe and Russia since 1914
Principles of Macroeconomics (EBGN312) and 2 other
LISS375 Introduction to Law and Legal Systems
courses chosen from the lists below, for a total of 12 credit
LISS431 Global Environmental Issues
hours. Students who complete the EBGN311/312 sequence
LISS433 Global Corporations
are not required to take EBGN201 to satisfy their core cur-
LISS437 Corruption and Development
riculum requirement. Economics courses taken as part of the
LISS440 Latin American Development
Humanities and Social Sciences cluster electives can be
LISS441 Hemispheric Integration in the Americas
LISS442 Asian Development
counted toward the area of special interest.
LISS446 African Development
Economics Focus
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
Minor Program
EBGN310 Environmental and Resource Econ.
3
3
EBGN315 Business Strategy
3
3
The minor in Economics requires that students complete
EBGN320 Economics and Technology
3
3
6 economics courses, for a total of 18 credit hours. Minors
EBGN330 Energy Economics
3
3
are required to take Principles of Microeconomics (EBGN311)
EBGN342 Economic Development
3
3
and Principles of Macroeconomics (EBGN312). Students
EBGN401 History of Economic Thought
3
3
who complete the EBGN311/312 sequence are not required
EBGN409 Mathematical Economics
3
3
to take EBGN201 to satisfy their CSM core curriculum
EBGN411 Intermediate Microeconomics
3
3
requirement. If a student has already taken EBGN201 in
EBGN412 Intermediate Macroeconomics
3
3
addition to EBGN311 and EBGN312, he/she should choose
EBGN441 International Economics
3
3
EBGN490 Econometrics
3
3
3 additional courses from the lists below. If a student has not
EBGN495 Economic Forecasting
3
3
taken EBGN201, he/she should choose 4 additional courses
from the lists below. Students can choose courses from
Business
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
either the economics focus or the business focus list (or
EBGN304 Personal Finance
3
3
EBGN305 Financial Accounting
3
3
both). Regardless of their course selection, the minor
EBGN306 Managerial Accounting
3
3
remains “Economics and Business.” Economics courses
EBGN314 Principles of Management
3
3
taken as part of the Humanities and Social Sciences cluster
EBGN321 Engineering Economics
3
3
electives can be counted toward the minor.
EBGN325 Operations Research/Operations Mgmt3
3
EBGN345 Corporate Finance
3
3
EBGN445 International Business Finance
3
3
EBGN455 Linear Programming
3
3
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Engineering
Program Goals (Bachelor of Science in
Engineering)
JOAN P. GOSINK, Emerita Professor and Division Director
◆ Graduates will understand the design and analysis of
D. VAUGHAN GRIFFITHS, Professor
engineering systems and the interdisciplinary nature of
ROBERT J. KEE, George R. Brown Distinguished Professor of
engineering.
Engineering

ROBERT H. KING, Professor
Graduates will have an appreciation for engineering
MARK A. LINNE, Research Professor
practice as it relates to the earth, energy, materials and
NIGEL T. MIDDLETON, Professor and Vice-President for
environment.
Academic Affairs
◆ Graduates will have the engineering expertise and life-
GRAHAM G. W. MUSTOE, Professor
long learning skills to meet the present and future needs
PANKAJ SEN, Professor
of society.
JOHN R. BERGER, Associate Professor
◆ Graduates will be able to incorporate non-technical
JEAN-PIERRE DELPLANQUE, Associate Professor
constraints and opportunities (i.e. aesthetic, social, ethi-
WILLIAM A. HOFF, Associate Professor
cal, etc.) in their engineering practice.
PANOS D. KIOUSIS, Associate Professor
◆ Graduates will be well-prepared to assume entry level
NING LU, Associate Professor
MARK T. LUSK, Associate Professor
positions in industry or to enter appropriate graduate
DAVID R. MUÑOZ, Associate Professor
programs.
KARL R. NELSON, Emeritus Professor
Curriculum
TERENCE E. PARKER, 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
TYRONE VINCENT, Associate Professor
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
MICHAEL MOONEY, Associate Professor
tools for modeling, analyzing and predicting physical phe-
JOHN P. H. STEELE, Assistant Professor
nomena. A total of forty-six credit hours address the impor-
MONEESH UPMANYU, Assistant Professor
tant areas of mathematics and the basic sciences. The core
SANAA ABDEL-AZIM, Lecturer
also includes liberal arts and international studies which
CANDACE S. AMMERMAN, Lecturer
enrich the educational experience and instill a greater under-
HAROLD W. OLSEN, Research Professor
standing of how engineering decisions impact human and
MICHAEL B. McGRATH, Emeritus Professor
social affairs.
GABRIEL M. NEUNZERT, Emeritus Professor
Note: Faculty for the environmental engineering specialty are
Engineering design course work begins in the freshmen
listed in the Environmental Science and Engineering section of this
year in Design I, and continues through the four-year cur-
Bulletin.
riculum. This experience teaches design methodology and
stresses the creative and synthesis aspects of the engineering
Program Description
profession. Three systems-oriented core courses demonstrate
The Division of Engineering offers a design-oriented,
the linkages among earth and environmental systems, human
interdisciplinary, accredited non-traditional undergraduate
systems, and engineered systems.
program in engineering with specialization in a branch of
civil, electrical, environmental or mechanical engineering.
Students complete an advanced core that includes elec-
The program emphasizes fundamental engineering principles
tronics and circuit theory, engineering mechanics, advanced
to provide a viable basis for lifelong learning. Graduates are
mathematics, thermodynamics, economics, engineering
in a position to take advantage of a broad variety of profes-
design, and additional studies in liberal arts and international
sional opportunities, and are well-prepared for an engineer-
topics. In their last two years of study, students must choose
ing career in a world of rapid technological change.
a specialty, consisting of at least 24 credit hours in civil,
electrical, environmental or mechanical engineering, plus at
The program leading to the degree Bachelor of Science
least 9 credit hours of free electives. These electives, at the
in Engineering is accredited by the Engineering
student’s discretion, can be used to obtain an “area of special
Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for
interest” of at least 12 semester hours or a minor of at least
Engineering and Technology, 111 Market Place, Suite 1050,
18 semester hours in another department or division.
Baltimore, MD 21202-4012, telephone (410) 347-7700.
All students must complete a capstone design course,
stressing the interdisciplinary nature of engineering systems.
The projects are generated by customer demand, and include
experiential verification to ensure a realistic design experi-
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ence. Throughout their academic careers, students will bene-
The Division of Engineering is housed in George R.
fit from interaction with well-qualified faculty who maintain
Brown Hall. Emphasis on hands-on education is reflected in
research and professional leadership.
the division’s extensive teaching and research laboratories.
Prospective students should note that this is an integrated,
Interdisciplinary laboratories include the IBM Automated
broad-based and interdisciplinary engineering program.
Systems Laboratory, the Multidisciplinary Engineering
Specifically, the curriculum incorporates topics related to the
Laboratories, the USGS Soil Mechanics Laboratory, and
minerals, energy and materials industries such as “Earth and
environmental engineering laboratories in Coolbaugh Hall.
Environmental Systems”, “Earth Systems Engineering”, and
All students are encouraged to take the Fundamental of
“Materials Engineering Systems”, while excluding some of
Engineering examination before graduation.
the subjects that might be taught in more traditional majors
Degree Requirements in Engineering
in civil, electrical, environmental or mechanical engineering.
Sophomore Year Fall Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
We emphasize the analysis and design of engineering sys-
DCGN241 Statics
3
3
tems with interdisciplinary application for industrial proj-
SYGN201/202*
ects, structures and processes. For example, our unique
Engineered Earth / Materials Systems
3
3
Multidisciplinary Engineering Laboratory sequence pro-
MACS213 Calc. for Scists & EngnÆrs III
4
4
motes life-long learning skills using state-of-the-art instru-
PHGN200 Physics II
3
3
4.5
mentation funded through grants from the Department of
MACS260/261**Programming
2/3
2/3
Education/ Fund for the Improvement of Post-Secondary
PAGN2XX Physical Education
2
0.5
Total
17/18
Education, the National Science Foundation, the Parsons
Foundation, Chevron, Kennecott Mining, and Fluor Daniel.
*CE and Env. Specialty students take SYGN201, Engineered Earth
Systems; EE and ME Specialty students take SYGN202, Engineered
The Civil Engineering Specialty builds on the applied
Materials Systems.
mechanics principles of the core curriculum to focus in geo-
**CE and Env. Specialty students take Fortran Programming,
technics and structures. Students are required to take courses
MACS260 (2.0 credit hours); ME and EE Specialty students take
in soil mechanics, foundations, structural theory, structural
Computer Programming Concepts (C++) (3.0 credit hours),
design and surveying. In addition, students must choose
MACS261.
three electives from a list of civil oriented courses which
Sophomore Year Spring Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
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
EGGN320 Mechanics of Materials
3
3
distribution, signal and system analysis, and instrumentation.
DCGN381 Elect. Circuits, Elect. & Pwr.
3
3
The program includes microprocessor-based systems design,
EGGN250 Multi-disc. Eng. Lab. I
4.5
1.5
electronic devices and systems, communications, signal
EPIC251 Design II
3
1
3
processing, and control systems.
Total
17
The Environmental Engineering Specialty introduces
Civil Specialty
students to the fundamentals of environmental engineering
Sophomore-Junior Year
including the scientific and regulatory basis of public health
Summer Field Session
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
and environmental protection. Topics covered include envi-
EGGN 234 Field session - Civil
3
ronmental science and regulatory processes, water and waste-
Total
3
water engineering, solid and hazardous waste management,
Junior Year Fall Semester
lec. lab.
sem.hrs.
and contaminated site remediation.
MACS348 Engineering Mathematics
3
3
MACS323 Probability & Statistics
3
3
The Mechanical Engineering Specialty complements
EGGN315 Dynamics
3
3
the core curriculum with courses that provide depth in
EGGN351 Fluid Mechanics
3
3
applied mechanics and thermosciences with an emphasis
EGGN342 Structural Theory
3
3
on analytical methods and engineering design of machinery.
Civil Specialty Elective
3
3
Topics such as heat transfer, advanced thermodynamics
Total
18
and advanced stress analysis are an important part of the
Junior Year Spring Semester
lec. lab.
sem.hrs.
mechanical engineering program, which also includes con-
LAIS/EBGN H&SS cluster elective I
3
3
trol theory, and vibrations.
EGGN371 Engineering Thermodynamics
3
3
Students in each of the four specialties will spend con-
EGGN444/445 Design of Steel or
Concrete Structures
3
3
siderable time in laboratories. The division is well equipped
EGGN361 Soil Mechanics
3
3
with basic laboratory equipment, as well as PC-based instru-
EGGN363 Soil Mechanics Lab
3
1
mentation systems, and the program makes extensive use of
Civil Specialty Elective
3
3
computer-based analysis techniques.
Total
16
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Senior Year Fall Semester
lec. lab.
sem.hrs.
EGGN315 Dynamics
3
3
LAIS/EBGN H&SS cluster elective II
3
3
EGGN353 Environmental Sci. & Eng. I
3
3
EGGN350 Multi-disc. Eng. Lab. II
4.5
1.5
Total
18
EGGN491 Senior Design I
3
3
4
Junior Year Spring Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
EBGN201 Principles of Economics
3
3
LAIS/EBGN H&SS cluster elective I
3
3
EGGN413 Computer Aided Engineering
3
3
EGGN350 Multi-disc. Eng. Lab. II
4.5
1.5
EGGN464 Foundations
3
3
EGGN413/407
Total
17.5
CAE/Feedback Control Systems
3
3
Senior Year Spring Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
EGGN354 Environmental Sci. & Eng. II
3
3
Free electives
9
9
Free elective
3
3
LAIS/EBGN H&SS cluster elective III
3
3
EGGN Environmental Specialty Elective
3
3
EGGN492 Senior Design II
1
6
3
Total
16.5
EGGN Civil Specialty Elective
3
3
Junior-Senior Year
Total
18
Summer Field Session
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
Degree Total
139.5
EGGN 335 Field Session Environmental
3
Electrical Specialty
Total
3
Junior Year Fall Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
Senior Year Fall Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
MACS323 Probability & Statistics
3
3
EGGN491 Senior Design I
3
3
4
MACS348 Engineering Mathematics
3
3
Free elective
3
3
PHGN300 Modern Physics
3
3
EGGN Environmental Specialty Elective
6
6
EGGN382 Engineering Circuit Analysis
1
3
2
EBGN201 Principles of Economics
3
3
EGGN388 Information Systems Science
3
3
Total
16
EGGN384 Digital Logic
3
3
4
Total
18
Senior Year Spring Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
Free elective
3
3
Junior Year Spring Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
LAIS/EBGN H&SS cluster elective II
3
3
LAIS/EBGN H&SS cluster elective I
3
3
LAIS/EBGN H&SS cluster elective III
3
3
EGGN351 Fluid Mechanics
3
3
EGGN492 Senior Design II
1
6
3
EGGN350 Multi-disc. Eng. Lab. II
4.5
1.5
EGGN Environmental Specialty Elective
6
6
EGGN371 Engineering Thermodynamics
3
3
Total
18
EGGN385 Electronic Devices&Circuits
3
3
4
EGGN389 Fund. of Electric Machinery
3
3
4
Degree Total
138.5
Total
18.5
Mechanical Specialty
Junior-Senior Year
Sophomore-Junior Year
Summer Field Session
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
Summer Field Session
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
EGGN 334 Field session - Electrical
3
3
EGGN 235 Field Session - Mechanical
3
Total
3
Total
3
Senior Year Fall Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
Junior Year Fall Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
LAIS/EBGN H&SS cluster elective II
3
3
MACS323 Probability & Statistics
3
3
EGGN – Electrical Specialty Elective
3
3
MACS348 Engineering Mathematics
3
3
EGGN450 Multi-disc. Eng. Lab. III
3
1
LAIS/EBGN H&SS cluster elective I
3
3
EGGN491 Senior Design I
3
3
4
EGGN315 Dynamics
3
3
EBGN201 Principles of Economics
3
3
EGGN371 Engineering Thermodynamics
3
3
EGGN407 Feedback Control Systems
3
3
EGGN388 Information Systems Science
3
3
Total
17
Total
18
Senior Year Spring Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
Junior Year Spring Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
Free electives
9
9
LAIS/EBGN H&SS cluster elective II
3
3
LAIS/EBGN H&SS cluster elective III
3
3
EBGN201 Principles of Economics
3
3
EGGN492 Senior Design II
1
6
3
EGGN351 Fluid Mechanics
3
3
EGGN Electrical Specialty Elective
3
3
EGGN350 Multi-disc. Eng. Lab. II
4.5
1.5
Total
18
EGGN407 Feedback Control Systems
3
3
Degree Total
142.5
EGGN Mechanical Specialty Elective
3
3
Total
16.5
Environmental Specialty
Junior Year Fall Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
Senior Year Fall Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
MACS323 Probability & Statistics
3
3
EGGN450 Multi-disc. Eng. Lab. III
3
1
MACS348 Engineering Mathematics
3
3
EGGN491 Senior Design I
3
3
4
EGGN351 Fluid Mechanics
3
3
Free elective
3
3
EGGN371 Engineering Thermodynamics
3
3
EGGN413 Computer-Aided Engineering
3
3
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EGGN471 Heat Transfer
3
3
EGES521
Mechatronics
EGGN411 Machine Design
3
3
4
EGES523
Design of Digital Control Systems
Total
18
EGES585
Advanced High Power Electronics
Senior Year Spring Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
Environmental Specialty
Free elective
6
6
All students pursuing the Environmental Specialty are
LAIS/EBGN H&SS cluster elective III
3
3
required to take EGGN/ESGN353 and EGGN/ESGN354.
EGGN492 Senior Design II
1
6
3
These courses are prerequisites for many 400 level in
EGGN Mechanical Specialty Elective
6
6
Environmental Specialty courses. In addition students
Total
18
are required to take five courses from the following focus
Degree Total
141.5
areas. At least one course must be taken from three of the
Engineering Specialty Electives
focus areas:
Civil Specialty
Solid and Hazardous Waste Engineering
Civil Specialty students are required to take three courses
EGGN/ESGN455 Solid and Hazardous Waste Engineering
from the following list.
EGGN/ESGN457 Site Remediation Engineering
ESGN462 Solid Waste Minimization
EGGN333
Geographical Measurement Systems
ESGN463 Industrial Waste: Recycling and Marketing
EGGN340
Cooperative Education (Civil)
EGGN353
Fund. of Environmental Science and Engineering I
Water and Waste Water Engineering
EGGN354
Fund. of Environmental Science and Engineering II
EGGN/ESGN453 Wastewater Engineering
EGGN398
Steel Bridge/Concrete Canoe
EGGN/ESGN454 Water Supply Engineering
EGGN399
Independent Study (Civil)
ESGN440 Environmental Pollution: Sources, Characteristics,
EGGN422
Advanced Mechanics of Materials
Transport and Fate
EGGN442
Finite Element Methods For Engineers
Fluid Mechanics
EGGN444/445 Steel Design or Concrete Design
EGGN451 Hydraulic Problems
(one of the two courses is required; see Junior Spring Semester)
EGGN473 Fluid Mechanics II
EGGN451
Hydraulic Problems
GEGN467 Groundwater Engineering
EGGN453
Wastewater Engineering
EGGN454
Water Supply Engineering
Applied Environmental Biology and Chemistry (a maximum of two
EGGN455
Solid and Hazardous Waste Engineering
courses in this category may be applied towards the required
EGGN456
Scientific Basis of Environmental Regulations
Environmental Specialty Electives)
EGGN457
Site Remediation Engineering
ESGN401 Fundamentals of Ecology
EGGN465
Unsaturated Soil Mechanics
ESGN/ChGN302 Environmental Chemistry
EGGN473
Fluid Mechanics II
ESGN456 Scientific Basis of Environmental Regulations
EGGN478
Engineering Dynamics
ChGN462 Microbiology and the Environment
EGGN488
Reliability of Engineering Systems
Mechanical Specialty
EGGN498
Steel Bridge/Concrete Canoe
Mechanical specialty students are required to take three
EGGN499
Independent Study (Civil)
from the following list of mechanical elective courses:
EBGN 321 Engineering Economics
MNGN321 Introduction to Rock Mechanics
EGGN400 Intro. to Robotics for the Minerals and Construction
MNGN404 Tunneling
Industries
MNGN405 Rock Mechanics in Mining
EGGN403 Thermodynamics II
MNGN406 Design and Support of Underground Excavations
EGGN422 Advanced Mechanics of Materials
GEGN467
Groundwater Engineering
EGGN442 Finite Element Methods for Engineers
GEGN468
Engineering Geology and Geotechnics
EGGN473 Fluid Mechanics II
EGGN478 Engineering Dynamics
Electrical Specialty
CHEN/EBGN421 Engineering Economics
Electrical specialty students are required to take two from
PHGN350 Intermediate Mechanics
the following list of electrical technical elective courses:
MTGN/EGGN390 Materials and Manufacturing Processes
EGGN482
Microcomputer Architecture and Interfacing
MTGN445 Mechanical Properties of Materials
EGGN483
Analog and Digital Communications Systems
MTGN450 Statistical Control of Materials Processes
EGGN484
Power Systems Analysis
MTGN464 Forging and Forming
EGGN485
Power Electronics
MNGN321 Intro. to Rock Mechanics
PHGN361
Intermediate Electromagnetism
Division of Engineering Areas of Special Interest
PHGN440
Solid State Physics
and Minor Programs
PHGN435
Microelectronics Processing Laboratory
General Requirements
EGES510
Image and Multidimensional Signal Processing
A Minor Program of study must consist of a minimum
EGES511
Digital Signal Processing
EGES512
Computer Vision
of 18 credit hours of a logical sequence of courses, only
EGES517
Theory and Design of Advanced Control systems
three hours of which may be taken at the 100- or 200- level.
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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 taken
as laboratory supplements to DCGN 381, EGGN351 and
An Area of Special Interest (ASI) must consist of a
EGGN320.
minimum of 12 credit hours of a logical sequence of courses,
only three hours of which may be taken at the 100- or 200-
Engineering Specialties Program
level. No more than three credit hours of the sequence may
Civil
be specifically required by the degree program in which the
A twelve (ASI) or eighteen hour (minor) sequence must
student is graduating.
be selected from:
A Minor Program / Area of Special Interest declaration
EGGN342 Structural Theory
3 sem hrs.
EGGN361 Soil Mechanics
3 sem hrs.
(available in the Registrar’s Office) should be submitted for
EGGN363 Soil Mechanics Laboratory
1 sem hrs.
approval prior to the student’s completion of half of the hours
EGGN444 Design of Steel Structures
3 sem hrs.
proposed to constitute the program. Approvals are required
EGGN445 Design of Reinforced Concrete Structures
3 sem hrs.
from the Director of the Engineering Division, the student’s
EGGN451 Hydraulic Problems
3 sem hrs.
advisor, and the Department Head or Division Director in the
EGGN464 Foundations
3 sem hrs.
department or division in which the student is enrolled.
EGGN333 Geographic Measurement Systems
3 sem hrs.
EGGN354 Fundamentals of Environmental Science
Programs in the Engineering Division
and Engineering II
3 sem hrs.
The Engineering Division offers minor and ASI programs
EGGN422 Advanced Mechanics of Materials
3 sem hrs.
to meet two sets of audiences. The first is a program in
EGGN442 Finite Element Methods for Engineers
3 sem hrs.
General Engineering which is suited to students who are
EGGN453 Wastewater Engineering
3 sem hrs.
not pursuing an engineering degree. This program offers
EGGN454 Water Supply Engineering
3 sem hrs.
foundation coursework in engineering which is compatible
EGGN465 Unsaturated Soil Mechanics
3 sem hrs.
with many of the topics in the Fundamentals of Engineering
EGGN478 Engineering Dynamics
3 sem hrs.
examination. The second is a program in Engineering
EGGN498 Numerical Methods for Engineers
3 sem hrs.
Specialties which is suited to students pursuing an engineer-
EGGN498 Advanced Soil Mechanics
3 sem hrs.
ing degree, and who have therefore completed much of the
EGGN499 Dynamics of Structures and Soils
3 sem hrs.
MNGN321 Introduction to Rock Mechanics
3 sem hrs.
coursework represented in the General Engineering program.
GEGN467 Groundwater Engineering
4 sem hrs.
Students may opt to pursue minors or ASIs in civil, elec-
GEGN468 Engineering Geology and Geotechnics
4 sem hrs.
trical, environmental or mechanical engineering within the
Engineering Specialties program.
Electrical
A twelve (ASI) or eighteen hour (minor) sequence must
Students wishing to enroll in either program must satisfy
be selected from a basic electrical program comprising:
all prerequisite requirements for each course in a chosen
sequence. Students in the sciences or mathematics will there-
DCGN381 Introduction to Electrical Circuits,
Electronics and Power
3 sem hrs.
fore be better positioned to prerequisite requirements in the
EGGN382 Engineering Circuit Analysis
2 sem hrs.
General Engineering program, while students in engineering
EGGN388 Information Systems Science
3 sem hrs.
disciplines will be better positioned to meet the prerequisite
requirements for courses in the Engineering Specialties.
Additional courses are to be selected from:
EGGN334 Engineering Field Session, Electrical
The courses listed below, constituting each program and
Specialty
3 sem hrs.
the specialty variations, are offered as guidelines for select-
EGGN384 Digital Logic
4 sem hrs.
ing a logical sequence. In cases where students have unique
EGGN385 Electronic Devices and Circuits
4 sem hrs.
backgrounds or interests, these sequences may be adapted
EGGN389 Fundamentals of Electric Machinery
4 sem hrs.
accordingly through consultation with faculty in the
EGGN407 Introduction to Feedback Control Systems
3 sem hrs.
Engineering Division.
EGGN482 Microcomputer Architecture and Interfacing 4 sem hrs.
General Engineering Program
EGGN483 Analog & Digital Communication Systems 4 sem hrs.
EGGN484 Power Systems Analysis
3 sem hrs.
A twelve (ASI) or eighteen hour (minor) sequence must
EGGN485 Introduction to High Power Electronics
3 sem hrs.
be selected from:
EGES510 Image and Multidimensional Signal Processing3 sem hrs.
DCGN241 Statics
3 sem hrs.
EGES511 Digital Signal Processing
3 sem hrs.
EGGN320 Mechanics of Materials
3 sem hrs.
EGES512 Computer Vision
3 sem hrs.
EGGN351 Fluid Mechanics
3 sem hrs.
EGES517 Theory and Design of Advanced Control
EGGN371 Thermodynamics
3 sem hrs.
Systems
3 sem hrs.
DCGN381 Electrical Circuits, Electronics and Power
3 sem hrs.
EGES521 Mechatronics
3 sem hrs.
EGGN315 Dynamics
3 sem hrs.
EGES523 Design of Digital Control Systems
3 sem hrs.
EBGN421 Engineering Economics
3 sem hrs.
EGES585 Advanced High Power Electronics
3 sem hrs.
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Environmental
At the graduate level, students must complete EGES 501,
A twelve credit ASI or eighteen credit minor sequence
502, 503 and 504 (a total of 12 credits), plus an additional
must be selected from:
18 credits of approved graduate coursework, and maintain
EGGN353 Fund. of Environ. Science & Engineering I
3 sem hrs.
a B average.
EGGN354 Fund. of Environ. Science & Engineering II
3 sem hrs.
Interested students can obtain additional information
ESGN440 Environmental Pollution: Sources,
from the Division of Engineering.
Characteristics, Transport and Fate
3 sem hrs.
EGGN453 Wastewater Engineering
3 sem hrs.
Five-Year Combined Engineering Physics or
EGGN454 Water Supply Engineering
3 sem hrs.
Chemistry Baccalaureate and Engineering
EGGN/ESGN455 Solid and Hazardous Waste
Masters Degrees
Engineering
3 sem hrs.
The Division of Engineering in collaboration with the
EGGN457 Site Remediation Engineering
3 sem hrs.
Departments of Physics and Chemistry offers five year pro-
ESGN462 Solid Waste Minimization
3 sem hrs.
grams in which students have the opportunity to obtain spe-
ESGN463 Industrial Waste: Recycling and Marketing
3 sem hrs.
cific engineering skills to complement their physics or chem-
Mechanical
istry background. Physics or chemistry students in this pro-
A twelve (ASI) or eighteen hour (minor) sequence must
gram fill in their technical and free electives over their stan-
be selected from:
dard four year Engineering Physics or Chemistry BS pro-
EGGN351 Fluid Mechanics
3 sem hrs.
gram with a reduced set of engineering classes. These class-
EGGN403 Thermodynamics II
3 sem hrs.
es come in one of two tracks: Electrical engineering, and
EGGN471 Heat Transfer
3 sem hrs.
Mechanical engineering. At the end of the fourth year, the
EGGN473 Fluid Mechanics II
3 sem hrs.
student is awarded an Engineering Physics BS or Chemistry
EGGN411 Machine Design
3 sem hrs.
BS, as appropriate. Students in this program are automatical-
EGGN413 Computer-Aided Engineering
3 sem hrs.
ly entered into the Engineering Systems Masters degree pro-
EGGN400 Introduction to Robotics
3 sem hrs.
gram. Just as any graduate student, it is possible for them to
EGGN407 Feedback Control Systems
3 sem hrs.
EGGN422 Advanced Mechanics of Materials
3 sem hrs.
graduate in one year (non-thesis option) with a Masters of
Engineering in Engineering Systems degree.
Five-year Combined Engineering Baccalaureate
and Engineering Systems Masters Degrees
Students must apply to enter this program in their mid-
Sophomore or beginning Junior year. To complete the under-
The Division of Engineering offers a five year combined
graduate portion of the program, students must take the
program in which students have the opportunity to obtain
classes indicated by the “typical” class sequence for the
specific engineering skills supplemented with advanced
appropriate track, maintain a B average, find an appropriate
coursework in Engineering Systems. Upon completion of
Senior Design project that can lead into a Masters report or a
the program, students receive two degrees, the Bachelor
Masters thesis by the start of the Senior year, and find a
of Science in Engineering and the Master of Science in
Division of Engineering advisor by the start of the Senior
Engineering Systems.
year and make sure that he/she agrees with the subject and
Students must apply to enter this program in their mid-
scope of the Senior Design project. At the beginning of the
Sophomore or beginning Junior year. To complete the under-
Senior year, a pro forma graduate school application is sub-
graduate portion of the program, students must successfully
mitted and as long as the undergraduate portion of the pro-
finish the classes indicated in any of the four specialty pro-
gram is successfully completed, the student is admitted to
grams (civil, electrical, environmental or mechanical engi-
the Engineering Systems graduate program.
neering), and maintain a B average. At the beginning of the
Interested students can obtain additional information and
Senior year, a pro forma graduate school application is sub-
detailed curricula from the Division of Engineering or the
mitted and as long as the undergraduate portion of the pro-
Physics Department.
gram is successfully completed, the student is admitted to
the Engineering Systems graduate program.
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Environmental Science
Environmental Science and Engineering Minor
and ASI
and Engineering
All students pursuing the ESE Minor or ASI are required
to take SYGN203, ESGN353 and ESGN354. Selected ESE
ROBERT SIEGRIST, Professor and Division Director
courses to complete the Minor or ASI must be at the 400 or
BRUCE D. HONEYMAN, Professor
TISSA ILLANGASEKARE, Professor and AMAX
500 level and form a logical sequence in a specified field of
Distinguished Chair
study. The courses are determined in consultation with the
PHILIPPE ROSS, Professor
Environmental Science and Engineering Division.
RONALD R.H. COHEN, Associate Professor
Undergraduates considering the ESE Minor or ASI
LINDA A. FIGUEROA, Associate Professor
Programs should note that hours applied to these ESE
DIANNE AHMANN, Assistant Professor
Programs may also satisfy general science, engineering,
JÖRG DREWES, Assistant Professor
humanities or Senior Seminar requirements specific to your
JUNKO MUNAKATA MARR, Assistant Professor
ROBERT F. HOLUB, Research Professor
degree-granting department. Undergraduates who choose to
MICHAEL SEIBERT, Research Professor
pursue an ESE Minor or ASI should complete a Minor
MARIA L. GHIRARDI, Research Associate Professor
Declaration form (available from the Registrar’s office). The
MATTHIAS KOHLER, Research Associate Professor
Minor Declaration Form serves as a Curriculum Plan for the
Program Description
ESE Minor and ASI Programs (this plan can be changed at
any time with the approval of the student’s degree-granting
The Environmental Science and Engineering (ESE)
department and the ESE Division). Further details concern-
Division offers specialty and minor programs in
ing the ESE Minor and ASI Programs can be obtained from
Environmental Science and Engineering. ESE provides
the ESE Division.
an undergraduate curriculum leading to a Minor (18 hours)
or an Area of Special Interest (ASI) (12 hours).
Combined Degree Program Option
CSM Undergraduate students have the opportunity to
Environmental Engineering Specialty in the
begin work on a M.S. degree in Environmental Science and
Engineering Division
Engineering while completing their Bachelor’s degree. The
See entries in this Bulletin under Engineering and the
CSM Combined Degree Program provides the vehicle for
degree program leading to the BS in Engineering with a
students to use undergraduate coursework as part of their
Specialty in Environmental Engineering. This undergraduate
Graduate Degree curriculum. For more information please
Specialty is supported by the Environmental Science and
contact the ESE Office or Division Director.
Engineering Division.
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Geology and Geological
with the capstone design courses in the senior year. The
program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation
Engineering
Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and
Technology, 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD
MURRAY W. HITZMAN, Professor, Charles F. Fogarty
21202-4012, telephone (410) 347-7700. Students have the
Professor of Economic Geology, and Department Head
background to take the Fundamentals of Engineering Exam,
WENDY J. HARRISON, Professor
the first step in becoming a registered Professional Engineer.
NEIL F. HURLEY, Professor, Charles Boettcher Distinguished
Chair in Petroleum Geology
Graduates follow five general career paths:
EILEEN POETER, Professor
Engineering Geology and Geotechnics. Careers in site
SAMUEL B. ROMBERGER, Professor
investigation, design and stabilization of foundations or
A. KEITH TURNER, Professor
RICHARD F. WENDLANDT, Professor
slopes; site characterization, design, construction and reme-
L. GRAHAM CLOSS, Associate Professor
diation of waste disposal sites or contaminated sites; and
JOHN B. CURTIS, Associate Professor
assessment of geologic hazards for civil, mining or environ-
MICHAEL A. GARDNER, Associate Professor
mental engineering projects.
JERRY D. HIGGINS, Associate Professor
Ground-Water Engineering. Careers in assessment
GREGORY S. HOLDEN, Associate Professor and Assistant
and remediation of ground-water contamination, design of
Department Head
ground-water control facilities for geotechnical projects and
JOHN D. HUMPHREY, Associate Professor
KEVIN W. MANDERNACK, Associate Professor
exploration for and development of ground-water supplies.
JOHN E. McCRAY, Associate Professor
Petroleum Exploration and Development Engineering.
ERIC P. NELSON, Associate Professor
Careers in search for and development of oil, gas and coal
PAUL SANTI, Associate Professor
and their efficient extraction.
BRUCE TRUDGILL, Associate Professor
DONNA S. ANDERSON, Research Assistant Professor
Mineral Exploration and Development Engineering.
MARY CARR, Research Assistant Professor
Careers in search for and development of natural deposits of
GEOFF THYNE, Research Assistant Professor
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
KEENAN LEE, Professor Emeritus
experts in fields as divergent as global climate change, the
JOHN E. WARME, Professor Emeritus
early history of the Earth, planetary science, fractal represen-
ROBERT J. WEIMER, Professor Emeritus
tation of ground-water flow and simulation of sedimentary
TIMOTHY A. CROSS, Associate Professor Emeritus
rock sequences, to name a few. Careers are available in
research and education.
Program Description
A Bachelor of Science degree in Geological Engineering
The curriculum may be followed along two concentration
is the basis for careers concentrating on the interaction of
paths with slightly different upper division requirements.
humans and the earth. Geological Engineers deal with a
Both concentrations are identical in the first two years as
wide variety of the resource and environmental problems
students study basic science, mathematics, engineering
that come with accommodating more and more people on a
science, and geological science. In the junior year those
finite planet. Geologic hazards and conditions must be rec-
students pursuing careers in ground-water engineering,
ognized and considered in the location and design of founda-
engineering geology and geotechnics, or geoenvironmental
tions for buildings, roads and other structures; waste disposal
engineering applications follow the Environmental, Engi-
facilities must be properly located, designed and constructed;
neering Geology and Geotechnics, and Ground-Water
contaminated sites and ground water must be accurately
Engineering Concentration. Students anticipating careers
characterized before cleanup can be accomplished; water
in resource exploration and development or who expect to
supplies must be located, developed and protected; and new
pursue graduate studies in geological sciences follow the
mineral and energy resources must be located and developed
Mineral and Petroleum Exploration Engineering
in an environmentally sound manner. Geological Engineers
Concentration.
are the professionals trained to meet these challenges.
At all levels the Geological Engineering Program empha-
The Geological Engineering curriculum provides a strong
sizes laboratory and field experience. All courses have a lab-
foundation in the basic sciences, mathematics, geological
oratory session, and after the junior year students participate
science and basic engineering along with specialized upper
in a field course, which is six weeks of geologic and engi-
level instruction in integrated applications to real problems.
neering mapping and direct observation. The course involves
Engineering design is integrated throughout the four year
considerable time outdoors in the mountains and canyons of
program, beginning in Design I (Freshman year) and ending
Utah and southwestern Colorado.
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At the senior level, students begin to focus on a career
Graduates should practice ethical behavior and integrity,
path by taking course sequences in at least two areas of geo-
and they should function such that their society benefits
logical engineering specialization. The course sequences
from their work in the geosciences and geoengineering
begin with a 4 unit course in the fundamentals of a field of
disciplines.
geological engineering which is followed by a 3 unit design-
Program Requirements
oriented course that emphasizes experience in direct applica-
In order to achieve the program goals listed above, every
tion of principles through design projects.
student working towards the Bachelor of Science Degree
Students interested in careers in Geological Engineering
in Geological Engineering must complete the following
are encouraged to enroll in a one unit Spring course (GEOL
requirements:
102) entitled “Careers in Geological Engineering”. The
1. CSM Freshman Common Core - 33 sem hrs.
course, a series of presentations by faculty and outside pro-
2. Mathematics, Physics and Computer Science (beyond
fessionals on all aspects of these careers, is designed to
Freshman year) - 16.5 sem hrs.
provide students with the background necessary to make
3. Earth Systems Engr & Design II (GE Option) - 6 sem hrs.
informed career decisions. All students are invited to
4. Basic Geoscience - 19 to 23 sem hrs.
participate.
5. Basic Engineering Sciences - 12 sem hrs.
Program Goals (Bachelor of Science in
6. Geological Engineering Field Methods - 8 sem hrs.
Geological Engineering)
7. Geological Engineering and related engineering topics -
In addition to achieving the goals described in the CSM
24 to 28 sem hrs.
Graduate Profile and the ABET Accreditation Criteria, the
8. Humanities & Social Sciences (beyond Freshman yr) -
Geological Engineering Program at CSM has established
15 sem hrs.
the following goals:
9. Free Electives - 9 sem hrs.
Graduates of the Department should have depth and
Degree Requirements (Geological Engineering)
breadth in one or more of the following fields: ground-water
Sophomore Year Fall Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
engineering, engineering geology and geotechnics, environ-
SYGN201 Engineered Earth Systems
2
3
3
mental geology, and natural resource exploration and devel-
MACS213 Calc. for Scientists & Engn’rs III
4
4
PHGN200 Physics II
3.5
3
4.5
opment. They should have the knowledge and experience to
DCGN241 Statics
3
3
recognize problems and design solutions through application
SYGN200 Human Systems
3
3
of scientific and engineering principles and methods.
PAGN201 Physical Education III
2
0.5
Graduates must have the communication skills which
Total
18
permit them to convey technical information, geoscience and
Sophomore Year Spring Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
geoengineering concepts, and results of technical studies to
EPICS251 Design II
2
3
3
peers and the lay public. Communication skills include oral,
GEOL212 Mineralogy
2
3
3
written and graphic presentations, computer-based retrieval,
GEOL201 Hist. Geology and Paleontology
3
3
4
manipulation and analysis of technical information, and gen-
MACS312 Differential Equations
2
2
eral computer literacy.
MACS261 Computer Programming Concepts
3
3
EGGN320 Mechanics of Materials
3
3
Graduates should appreciate and respect the characteris-
PAGN202 Physical Education IV
2
0.5
tics and worth of leadership and teamwork, and should pos-
Total
18.5
sess the attitude that teamwork and cooperation are equally
Following the sophomore year, Geological Engineering students
important values as leadership.
choose from one of two concentrations: 1. Minerals and Petroleum
Graduates should have the skills and desire, as well as
Exploration Engineering 2. Environmental, Engineering Geology
technical breadth and depth, to continue their personal and
and Geotechnics, and Ground-water Engineering
professional growth through life-long learning. Graduates
Minerals and Petroleum Exploration Engineering
should have the understanding that personal and professional
Concentration
flexibility, creativity, resourcefulness, receptivity and open-
Recommended for students intending careers in explo-
ness are crucial attributes to continued growth and success
ration and development of mineral and fuels resources, or
in increasingly diverse, multi-disciplinary technical
intending careers in geoscience research and education.
environments.
Junior Year Fall Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
Graduates should appreciate and respect diversity of
GEOL221 Optical Mineralogy
2
4
3
culture, language, religion, social-political-economic sys-
GEOL309 Structural Geology
3
3
4
tems, approaches toward thinking and analysis, and personal
DCGN209 Introduction to Thermodynamics
3
3
EBGN201 Principles of Economics
3
3
preference. They should feel capable of working in a tech-
Tech Elective I *
3
3
nical capacity and communicating with others in an inter-
Total
16
national geoscience and geoengineering arena.
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Junior Year Spring Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
Junior Year Fall Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
GEOL307 Igneous & Metamorphic Petrology
3
6
5
GEGN342 Geomorphology
2
3
3
GEGN317 Geologic Field Methods
6
2
GEOL309 Structural Geology
3
3
4
GEOL314 Stratigraphy
3
3
4
DCGN209 Introduction to Thermodynamics*
3
3
LAIS/EBGN H&SS Cluster Elective I
3
3
EBGN201 Principles of Economics
3
3
Tech Elective II *
3
3
EGGN461 Soil Mechanics
3
3
EGGN351 Fluid Mechanics
3
3
EGGN463 Soil Mechanics Lab
3
1
Total
20
Total
17
*Technical Electives I & II: Either MNGN 321 or EGGN 361 is
*Students in this concentration may substitute EGGN 371 for
required as ONE of the technical electives. An additional technical
DCGN 209 with permission.
elective must be selected so that the total technical elective credit
Junior Year Spring Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
hours are composed of a balance of engineering science and engi-
GEOL306 Petrology
3
3
4
neering design.
GEGN317 Geological Field Methods
6
2
Summer Field Term
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
GEOL314 Stratigraphy
3
3
4
GEGN316 Field Geology
6
6
LAIS/EBGN H&SS Cluster Elective I
3
3
Senior Year Fall Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
MNGN321 Rock Mechanics
2
3
3
GEGN4—Option Elective
3
3
4
EGGN351 Fluid Mechanics
3
3
GEGN4—Option Elective
3
3
4
Total
19
LAIS/EBGN H&SS Cluster Elective II
3
3
Summer Field Term
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
GPGN311 Survey of Exploration Geophysics** 3
3
4
GEGN316 Field Geology
6
6
Free Elective
3
Senior Year Fall Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
Total
18
GEGN468 Engineering Geology
3
3
4
**Other appropriate Applied Geophysics courses may be substituted
GEGN467 Ground-Water Engineering
3
3
4
for GPGN311 with approval of GE Department.
LAIS/EBGN H&SS Cluster Elective II
3
3
Senior Year Spring Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
GPGN311 Survey of Exploration Geophysics** 3
3
4
GEGN4—Design Elective
2
3
3
Free Elective
3
3
GEGN4—Design Elective
2
3
3
Total
18
LAIS/EBGN H&SS Cluster Elective III
3
3
Senior Year Spring Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
MACS323 Probability & Statistics
3
3
GEGN469 Engineering Geology Design
3
3
Free Elective
3
GEGN470 Ground-Water Engineering Design
3
3
Free Elective
3
LAIS/EBGN H&SS Cluster Elective III
3
3
Total
18
MACS323 Probability & Statistics
3
3
Degree Total
147.5
Free Elective
3
3
Free Elective
3
3
Option Electives:
Total
18
Students must take TWO of the following four courses.
Degree Total
147.5
GEGN401 Mineral Deposits
4 credits
Students in the Environmental, Engineering Geology and
GEGN438 Petroleum Geology
4 credits
Geotechnics, and Ground-Water Engineering Concentration
GEGN467 Ground-Water Engineering
4 credits
GEGN468 Engineering Geology & Geotechnics
4 credits
may further specialize by utilizing their free elective courses
to emphasize a specific specialty. Suggested courses are pre-
Design Electives:
sented below and should be selected in consultation with the
Students must take TWO design courses, corresponding
student’s advisor. The emphasis area is an informal designa-
in subject area to the Option Elective.
tion only and it will not appear on the transcript.
GEGN403 Mineral Exploration Design
3 credits
Engineering Geology and Geotechnics Emphasis:
GEGN439 Multi-Disciplinary Petroleum Design
3 credits
EGGN464 Foundations
GEGN469 Engineering Geology Design
3 credits
MNGN404 Tunneling
GEGN470 Ground-Water Engineering Design
3 credits
MNGN445/446 Open Pit Slope Design
Environmental, Engineering Geology and Geotechnics,
EBGN321 Engineering Economics
and Ground-Water Engineering Concentration
EGGN454 Water Supply Engineering
Recommended for students intending careers in geotech-
GEGN442 Advanced Engineering Geomorphology
nical engineering, hydrogeology, or other environmental
GEGN475 Applications of Geographic Information Systems
engineering careers.
GEGN499 Independent Study in Engineering Geology
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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
EBGN321 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
Geological Engineering Minor
Exploration Geophysics
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
courses as follows:
and Research
1. SYGN101 Earth and Environmental Systems
JOHN A. SCALES, Professor
ROEL K. SNIEDER, Keck Foundation Professor of Basic
2. At least one course from each of the following groups:
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
ROBERT D. BENSON, Research Associate Professor
Structural Geology
HENGREN XIA, Research Assistant Professor
GEOL308 Applied Structural Geology or
ROBERT L. KRANZ, Adjunct Associate Professor
GEOL309 Structural Geology and Tectonics
DAVID J. WALD, Adjunct Associate Professor
Stratigraphy
WARREN B. HAMILTON, Distinguished Senior Scientist
GEOL314 Stratigraphy or
PIETER HOEKSTRA, Distinguished Senior Scientist
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
GEORGE V. KELLER, Professor Emeritus
GEGN438 Petroleum Geology
GUY H. TOWLE, Professor Emeritus
GEGN467 Ground-Water Engineering
Program Description
GEGN468 Engineering Geology & Geotechnics
Geophysicists study the Earth’s interior through physical
4. Elective Geology & Geological Engineering courses to
measurements collected at the earth’s surface, in boreholes,
total 18 credits. (Design electives listed below are strongly
from aircraft, or from satellites. Using a combination of
recommended.)
mathematics, physics, geology, chemistry, hydrology, and
GEGN403 Mineral Exploration Design
computer science, both geophysicists and geophysical engi-
GEGN439 Multi-Disciplinary Petroleum Design
neers analyze these measurements to infer properties and
GEGN469 Engineering Geology Design
processes within the Earth’s complex interior. Non-invasive
GEGN470 Ground-Water Engineering Design
imaging beneath the surface of Earth and other planets by
Area of Special Interest
geophysicists is analogous to non-invasive imaging of the
An Area of Special Interest (ASI) consists of 12 or more
interior of the human body by medical specialists.
hours of course work. To receive an ASI, a student must take
The Earth supplies all materials needed by our society,
at least 12 hours of a logical sequence of courses, only three
serves as the repository of used products, and provides a
credit hours of which may be at the 100- or 200- level.
home to all its inhabitants. Geophysics and geophysical
Additionally a total of not more than three credit hours
engineering have important roles to play in the solution of
of the sequence may be specifically required by the degree
challenging problems facing the inhabitants of this planet,
program in which the student is graduating. For Geological
such as providing fresh water, food, and energy for Earth’s
Engineering, ASI students must satisfy item 2 of the Geo-
growing population, evaluating sites for underground con-
logical Engineering minor requirements above, or gain
struction and containment of hazardous waste, monitoring
written approval of an alternative program.
non-invasively the aging infrastructures of developed
nations, mitigating the threat of geohazards (earthquakes,
volcanoes, landslides, avalanches) to populated areas, con-
tributing to homeland security (including detection and
removal of unexploded ordnance and land mines), evaluating
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changes in climate and managing humankind’s response to
substitute for course requirements in the geophysical engi-
them, and exploring other planets.
neering program at CSM. Information on universities that
Energy companies and mining firms employ geophysi-
have established formal exchange programs with CSM can
cists to explore for hidden resources around the world.
be obtained either from the Department of Geophysics or the
Engineering firms hire geophysical engineers to assess the
Office of International Programs.
Earth’s near-surface properties when sites are chosen for
Summer Jobs in Geophysics. In addition to the summer
large construction projects and waste-management oper-
field camp experience, students are given opportunities every
ations. Environmental organizations use geophysics to
summer throughout their undergraduate career to work as
conduct groundwater surveys and to track the flow of
summer interns within the industry, at CSM, or for govern-
contaminants. On the global scale, geophysicists employed
ment agencies. Students have recently worked outdoors with
by universities and government agencies (such as the
geophysics crews in various parts of the U.S., South
United States Geological Survey, NASA, and the National
America, and offshore in the Gulf of Mexico.
Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration) try to
The Cecil H. and Ida Green Graduate and Profes-
understand such Earth processes as heat flow, gravitational,
sional Center. The lecture rooms, laboratories, and computer-
magnetic, electric, thermal, and stress fields within the
aided instruction areas of the Department of Geophysics
Earth’s interior. For the past decade, 100% of CSM’s geo-
are located in the Green Center. The department maintains
physics graduates have found employment in their chosen
equipment for conducting geophysical field measurements,
field, with about 20% choosing to pursue graduate studies.
including magnetometers, gravity meters, ground-penetrating
Founded in 1926, the Department of Geophysics at the
radar, and instruments for recording seismic waves. Students
Colorado School of Mines is recognized and respected
have access to the Department’s petrophysics laboratory for
around the world for its programs in applied geophysical
measuring properties of porous rocks. Undergraduate students
research and education. With 20 active faculty and an aver-
also have their own room which is equipped with networked
age class size of 10, students receive individualized attention
PCs and provides a friendly environment for work, study,
in a close-knit department. The Colorado School of Mines
relaxation, and socializing.
offers one of only two undergraduate geophysical engineer-
Program Goals (Bachelor of Science in
ing programs in the entire United States accredited by the
Geophysical Engineering)
Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation
Geophysical engineers and geophysicists must apply
Board for Engineering and Technology, 111 Market Place,
quantitative techniques to analyze an entity as complex as
Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202-4012, telephone (410)
the Earth. Geophysical graduates, therefore, require a special
347-7700. Given the interdisciplinary nature of geophysics,
combination of traits and abilities to thrive in this discipline.
the undergraduate curriculum requires students to become
In addition to achieving the goals described in the CSM Grad-
thoroughly familiar with geological, mathematical, and
uate Profile and the ABET Accreditation Criteria, the Geo-
physical theories in addition to the various geophysical
physics Program at CSM strives to graduate students who:
methodologies.
1. Think for themselves and demonstrate the willingness to
Geophysics Field Camp. Each summer, a base of field
question conventional formulations of problems, and are
operations is set up for four weeks in the mountains of
capable of solving these problems independently.
Colorado for students who have completed their junior year.
Students prepare geological maps and cross sections and
2. Are creative and demonstrate the ability to conceive and
then use these as the basis for conducting seismic, gravi-
validate new hypotheses, new problem descriptions, and
metric, magnetic, and electrical surveys. After acquiring
new methods for analyzing data.
these various geophysical datasets, the students process the
3. Are good experimentalists and have demonstrated the
data and develop an interpretation that is consistent with all
ability to design and carry out a geophysical field survey
the information. In addition to the required four-week pro-
or laboratory experiment and ensure that the recorded data
gram, students can also participate in other diverse field
are of the highest-possible quality.
experiences. In recent years these have included cruises on
4. Can deal rationally with uncertainty and have demonstrat-
seismic ships in the Gulf of Mexico, studies at an archeo-
ed that they understand that geophysical data are always
logical site, investigations at an environmental site, a
incomplete and uncertain; can quantify the uncertainty
ground-penetrating radar survey on an active volcano in
and recognize when it is not acceptable to make decisions
Hawaii, and a well-logging school offered by Baker Atlas.
based on these data.
Study Abroad. The Department of Geophysics encour-
5. Have demonstrated qualities that are the foundation of
ages its undergraduates to spend one or two semesters study-
leadership; know the importance of taking risks, and are
ing abroad. At some universities credits can be earned that
able to make good judgments about the level of risk that is
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commensurate with their knowledge, experience, and
Summer Session
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
chance of failure; realize that failure is unavoidable if you
GPGN486 Geophysics Field Camp
4
4
want to learn and grow.
Total
4
Curriculum
Senior Year Fall Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
GPGN404 Digital Systems Analysis
3
3
Geophysics is an applied and interdisciplinary science,
(4)Advanced Geophysical Methods Elective
3
3
4
hence students must have a strong foundation in physics,
(4)Advanced Geophysical Methods Elective
3
3
4
mathematics, geology and computer sciences. Superimposed
or DCGN381 Electrical Circuits
3
3
on this foundation is a comprehensive body of courses on
(5)GPGN438 Senior Design
the theory and practice of geophysical methods. As geo-
or GPGN 439 in Spring Semester
1
6
3
physics and geophysical engineering involve the study and
(3)Electives
6
6
exploration of the entire earth, our graduates have great
Total
19
opportunities to work anywhere on, and even off, the planet.
Senior Year Spring Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
Therefore, emphasis is placed on electives in the humanities
GPGN432 Formation Evaluation
2
2
3
that give students an understanding of international issues
GPGN494 Physics of the Earth
3
3
and different cultures. To satisfy all these requirements,
(5)GPGN439 Multi-disciplinary Petro. Design
every student who obtains a Bachelor’s Degree in Geo-
or GPGN438 beginning Fall Semester
3
3
(3)
physical Engineering at CSM must complete the courses in
Electives
9
9
Total
15
the CSM Core Curriculum plus the following (see the course
flowchart on the Department of Geophysics webpage):
Grand Total
145.5
(1)
Degree Requirements (Geophysical Engineering)
In Fall semester, sophomores should take the section of EPIC251
offered by the Department of Geophysics that introduces scientific
Sophomore Year Fall Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
computing. In Spring semester, sophomores take a course in
EBGN201 Principles of Economics
3
3
object-oriented programming.
MACS213 Calculus for Scientists
(2)Differential Equations (MACS315) should be taken before or con-
& Engineers III
4
4
currently with Applied Mathematics for Geophysicists
(1)EPIC251 Design II Earth Engineering
3
3
(GPGN249)
PAGN201 Physical Education
2
0.5
(3)Electives must include at least 9 hours in an approved HSS
PHGN200 Physics II
3.5
3
4.5
Cluster. The Department of Geophysics encourages its students to
SYGN201 Engineered Earth Systems
2
3
3
consider organizing their electives to form a Minor or an Area of
Total
18
Special Interest (ASI). A guide suggesting various Minor and ASI
Sophomore Year Spring Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
programs can be obtained from the Department office.
(1)MACS261 Computer Programming Concepts 2
3
3
(4)The advanced electives should be chosen from advanced GP
GEOL201 Historical Geology & Paleontology
3
3
methods courses (GPGN414, GPGN422, GPGN452) or technical
GPGN210 Materials of the Earth
3
3
4
courses at 300 level and above from engineering and science
(2)GPGN249 Applied Math for Geophysics
3
3
departments at CSM and other universities. Courses from CSM
MACS315 Differential Equations
3
3
are approved by the student’s advisor; courses from other univer-
PAGN202 Physical Education
2
0.5
sities are approved by the Undergraduate Advisory Committee
SYGN200 Human Systems
3
3
(UAC) of the Department of Geophysics.
Total
19.5
(5)Students can take either GPGN438 or GPGN439 to satisfy the
Junior Year Fall Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
senior design requirement. The multidisciplinary design course
GEOL309 Structural Geology and Tectonics
3
3
4
GPGN439, offered only in Spring semester, is strongly recom-
GPGN303 Introduction to Gravity
mended for students interested in petroleum exploration and pro-
and Magnetic Methods
3
3
4
duction. Students interested in non-petroleum applications of geo-
GPGN306 Linear Systems Analysis
3
3
physics take GPGN438 for 3 credit hours, either by enrolling for
GPGN320 Continuum Mechanics
3
3
all 3 credit hours in one semester (Fall or Spring) or by enrolling
GPGN321 Theory of Fields I: Static Fields
3
3
for a portion of the 3 hours in Fall and the remainder in Spring.
Total
17
Minor in Geophysics/Geophysical Engineering
Junior Year Spring Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
Geophysics plays an important role in many aspects of
GEOL314 Stratigraphy
3
3
4
civil engineering, petroleum engineering, mechanical engi-
GPGN302 Introduction to Seismic Methods
3
3
4
neering, and mining engineering, as well as mathematics,
GPGN315 Field Methods for Geophysicists
6
2
physics, geology, chemistry, hydrology, and computer sci-
GPGN308 Introduction to Electrical and
ence. Given the natural connections between these various
Electromagnetic Methods
3
3
4
fields and geophysics, it may be of interest for students in
GPGN322 Theory of Fields II:
Time Varying Fields
3
3
other majors to consider choosing to minor in geophysics,
(3)Electives
3
3
or to choose geophysics as an area of specialization. The
Total
20
core of courses taken to satisfy the minor requirement must
include some of the following geophysics methods courses.
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GPGN210, Materials of the Earth
Liberal Arts and
GPGN302, Seismic Methods
GPGN303, Gravity and Magnetic Methods
International Studies
GPGN308, Electrical and Electromagnetic Methods
GPGN419, Well Log Analysis and Formation Evaluation
ARTHUR B. SACKS, Professor and Division Director,
The remaining hours can be satisfied by a combination of
Interim Vice President for Academic & Faculty Affairs
JEWEL SPEARS BROOKER,
other geophysics courses, as well as courses in geology,
2003-2004 Hennebach Visiting Professor
mathematics, and computer science depending on the stu-
CARL MITCHAM, Professor
dent’s major.
BARBARA M. OLDS, Professor
Students should consult with the Department of
EUL-SOO PANG, Professor
Geophysics to get their sequence of courses approved before
HUSSEIN A. AMERY, Associate Professor
embarking on a minor program.
JAMES V. JESUDASON, Associate Professor
JUAN C. LUCENA, Associate Professor and Principal Tutor,
McBride Honors Program
LAURA J. PANG, Associate Professor, Acting Director, 2003–04
TINA L. GIANQUITTO, Assistant Professor
JOHN R. HEILBRUNN, Assistant Professor
SUZANNE M. MOON, Assistant Professor
ROBERT KLIMEK, Lecturer
TONYA LEFTON, Lecturer
JON LEYDENS, Lecturer and Writing Program Administrator
JAMES LOUGH, Lecturer
SUZANNE M. NORTHCOTE, Lecturer
SANDRA WOODSON, Lecturer and Undergraduate Advisor
JENNIFER SCHNEIDER, Adjunct Instructor
BETTY J. CANNON, Emeritus Associate Professor
W. JOHN CIESLEWICZ, Emeritus Professor
DONALD I. DICKINSON, Emeritus Professor
WILTON ECKLEY, Emeritus Professor
PETER HARTLEY, Emeritus Associate Professor
T. GRAHAM HEREFORD, Emeritus Professor
JOHN A. HOGAN, Emeritus Professor
GEORGE W. JOHNSON, Emeritus Professor
KATHLEEN H. OCHS, Emeritus Associate Professor
KAREN B. WILEY, Emeritus Associate Professor
ANTON G. PEGIS, Emeritus Professor
JOSEPH D. SNEED, Emeritus Professor
RONALD V. WIEDENHOEFT, Emeritus Professor
THOMAS PHILIPOSE, University Emeritus Professor
Program Description
The Division of Liberal Arts and International Studies
(LAIS) does not offer an undergraduate degree, but instead
offers a curriculum comprising a coherent sequence in the
humanities and social sciences appropriate to a CSM edu-
cation. The LAIS curriculum includes two core courses
(LIHU100, Nature and Human Values, and SYGN200 Human
Systems) and additional course work in one of four thematic
clusters (See Cluster Requirements). To complete the humani-
ties and social science requirements of the core, students also
take EBGN211, Principles of Economics, offered by the
Division of Economics and Business. The focus of the entire
core is human-environment interactions, and acknowledges
that human systems are embedded in and dependent on envi-
ronmental systems. This theme is consistent with the mission
of CSM, with the mission of LAIS, and with the goals of the
CSM Graduate Profile. The three electives are organized in
clusters designed to increase depth of learning.
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LAIS provides students with an understanding of the
Curriculum
cultural, philosophical, social, political, environmental,
Key to courses offered by the LAIS Division:
and economic contexts in which science and engineering
LICM Communication
function. LAIS offerings enable students to learn how their
LIFL Foreign Language
responsibilities extend beyond the technical mastery of sci-
LIHU Humanities
ence and technology to the consequences for human society
LIMU Music
and the rest of life on Earth. Because of those larger respon-
LIHN McBride Honors
LISS
Social Sciences
sibilities, the LAIS mission includes preparing students for
SYGN Systems
effective political and social thought and action.
CSM students in all majors must take 19 credit-hours in
Liberal arts exist for their intrinsic value. They are the
humanities and social science courses. These courses are
arts of the free mind developing its powers for their own
housed in LAIS and the Division of Economics and
sake; they are the basis for the free, liberal, unhindered
Business (EB). The student’s program in humanities and
development of intellect and imagination addressing intrin-
social sciences must demonstrate both breadth and depth and
sically worthy concerns. They are essential for preserving
cannot be limited to a selection of unrelated introductory
an open, creative and responsible society. The liberal arts
courses.
include philosophy, literature, language, history, political
science, the creative arts and the social sciences generally.
Ten of the 19 hours are specified: LIHU100, Nature and
Human Values (4 credit-hours); SYGN200, Human Systems
International Studies applies the liberal arts to the study
(3 credit-hours); and EBGN201, Principles of Economics
of international political economy, which is the interplay
(3 credit-hours). The remaining 9 credit-hours must be chosen
between economic, political, cultural, historical, and envi-
from a thematic cluster area (see below.)
ronmental forces that shape the relations among the world’s
developed and developing areas. International Studies focus
Students in the McBride Honors Program must take
especially on the role of the state and the market.
LIHU100 and EBGN201, but they are exempt from SYGN200
and the clusters requirement (see Minor Programs below.)
The LAIS mission is crucial to defining the implications
of CSM’s commitment to stewardship of the Earth and to
NOTE: Students may elect to satisfy the economics core
the permanent sustainability of both social organization and
requirement by taking both EBGN311 and EBGN312
environmental resources and systems that such a commit-
instead of EBGN201. Students considering a major in
ment requires. A good foundation in the subjects provided
economics are advised to take the EBGN311/312
by the LAIS Division is essential for graduating men and
sequence instead of taking EBGN201.
women who can provide the technical means for society’s
NOTE: Any LAIS course, including Communication and
material needs in a manner that leaves posterity at an undi-
Music courses, may be taken as a free elective.
minished level of both social and environmental quality.
NOTE: See the Foreign Languages (LIFL) entry in Section
As a service to the CSM community, the LAIS Division
VI description of courses of this Bulletin for the CSM
operates the LAIS Writing Center, which provides students
foreign language policy.
with instruction tailored to their individual writing problems,
Required Courses
and faculty with support for Writing Across the Curriculum.
LIHU100
Nature and Human Values
4 sem hrs.
Program Goals
EBGN201
Principles of Economics
3 sem hrs.
The course work in the Division of Liberal Arts and
SYGN200
Human Systems
3 sem hrs.
International Studies is designed to help CSM develop in
LAIS/EBGN
H&SS Cluster Electives
9 sem hrs.
Total
19 sem hrs.
students the ability to: engage in life-long learning and rec-
ognize the value of doing so by acquiring: the broad educa-
Cluster Requirements
tion necessary to:
1. Undergraduate students are required to take a minimum
of 9 credit-hours from one of the following clusters:
a) understand the impact of engineering solutions in con-
Humankind and Values; Society and Decisions;
temporary, global, international, societal, and ethical
Environment, Resources, Science, and Technology; and
contexts;
International Studies.
b) understand the role of Humanities and Social Sciences
2. Three of the 9 credit-hours must be a 400-level LIHU or
in identifying, formulating, and solving engineering
LISS course, or a 400-level EBGN course with a policy
problems;
focus as indicated in the clusters lists.
c) prepare people to live and work in a complex world;
3. Single majors in Economics must take all 9 credit-hours
d) understand the meaning and implications of “steward-
from LAIS.
ship of the Earth;”
4. Students other than single majors in Economics may
e) to communicate effectively in writing and orally.
take up to 6 credit-hours in EBGN.
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HUMANKIND AND VALUES
LIHU498
Special Topics (contact LAIS for qualifying
EBGN401 History of Economic Thought
topics in a given semester)
LIFLxxx
All LIFL (foreign language) courses
LISS335
International Political Economy
LIMU340 Music Theory
LISS340
International Political Economy of Latin America
LIHU300 Journey Motif in Modern Literature
LISS342
International Political Economy of Asia
LIHU301 Writing Fiction
LISS344
International Political Economy of the
LIHU325 Introduction to Ethics
Middle East
LIHU330 Western Civilization since the Renaissance
LISS351
The History of Eastern Europe and Russia
LIHU334 Literary Heritage of the Western World
since 1914
LIHU339 Musical Traditions of the Western World
LISS364
Engineering, Science, and Technology:
LIHU362 Engineering Cultures
Social/Environmental Context
LIHU375 Patterns of American Culture
LISS372
American Political Experience
LIHU398 Special Topics (contact LAIS for qualifying
LISS375
Introduction to Law and Legal Systems
topics in a given semester)
LISS398
Special Topics (contact LAIS for qualifying
LIHU401 The American Dream: Illusion or Reality?
topics in a given semester)
LIHU402 Heroes and Anti-Heroes
LISS435
Political Risk Assessment
LIHU403 Mythology
LISS439
Political Risk Assessment Research Seminar
LIHU404 Transcendent Vision
LISS440
Latin American Development
LIHU470 Becoming American: Literary Perspectives
LISS442
Asian Development
LIHU479 The American Military Experience
LISS446
African Development
LIHU480 Urban Quality of Life
LISS450
American Mining History
LIHU498 Special Topics (contact LAIS for qualifying
LISS455
Japanese History and Culture
topics in a given semester)
LISS462
Science and Technology Policy
LISS300
Cultural Anthropology
LISS474
Constitutional Law and Politics
LISS312
Introduction to Religions
LISS480
Environmental Politics and Policy
LISS330
Managing Cultural Differences
LISS482
Water Politics and Policy
LISS372
The American Political Experience
LISS498
Special Topics (contact LAIS for qualifying
LISS375
Introduction to Law and Legal Systems
topics in a given semester)
LISS398
Special Topics (contact LAIS for qualifying
ENVIRONMENT, RESOURCES, SCIENCE,
topics in a given semester)
AND TECHNOLOGY
LISS410
Utopias/Dystopias
EBGN310 Natural Resource & Environmental Economics
LISS415
Invisible Machine
EBGN311 Principles of Microeconomics
LISS432
Cultural Dynamics of Global Development
EBGN330 Energy Economics & Regulation
LISS461
Technology and Gender: Issues
EBGN498 Special Topics (contact LAIS or EB for
LISS474
Constitutional Law and Politics
qualifying topics in a given semester)
LISS498
Special Topics (contact LAIS for qualifying
LIHU360 History of Science and Technology:
topics in a given semester)
Beginning to 1500
SOCIETY AND DECISIONS
LIHU362 Engineering Cultures
EBGN310 Natural Resource & Environmental Economics
LIHU398 Special Topics (contact LAIS for qualifying
EBGN311 Principles of Microeconomics
topics in a given semester)
EBGN312 Principles of Macroeconomics
LIHU404 Transcendent Vision
EBGN330 Energy Economics & Regulation
LIHU480 Urban Quality of Life
EBGN342 Economic Development
LIHU498 Special Topics (contact LAIS for qualifying
EBGN401 History of Economic Thought
topics in a given semester)
EBGN441 International Economics
LISS364
Engineering, Science, and Technology:
EBGN498 Special Topics (contact LAIS or EB for
Social/Environmental Context
qualifying topics in a given semester)
LISS398
Special Topics (contact LAIS for qualifying
LIHU330 Main Currents in the History of the Western
topics in a given semester)
World
LISS410
Utopias/Dystopias
LIHU350 History of War
LISS415
Invisible Machine
LIHU360 History of Science and Technology:
LISS431
Global Environmental Issues
Beginning to 1500
LISS450
American Mining History
LIHU398 Special Topics (contact LAIS for qualifying
LISS461
Technology and Gender: Issues
topics in a given semester)
LISS462
Science and Technology Policy
LIHU479 The American Military Experience
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LISS480
Environmental Politics and Policy
The five minors or ASIs available and their advisors are:
LISS482
Water Politics and Policy
Environmental Policy Minor.
Dr. Suzanne Moon
LISS498
Special Topics (contact LAIS for qualifying
Humanities Minor.
Ms. Sandy Woodson
topics in a given semester)
International Political Economy Minor.
Dr. Laura Pang
INTERNATIONAL STUDIES
Science, Technology, and Society Minor.
EBGN311 Principles of Microeconomics
Dr. Carl Mitcham
EBGN312 Principles of Macroeconomics
Undergraduate Individual Minor.
EBGN342 Economic Development
Advisor depends on field of study.
EBGN441 International Trade
Students should consult these advisors for the specific
EBGN498 Special Topics (contact LAIS or EB for
requirements for these minors.
qualifying topics in a given semester)
LIFLxxx
All LIFL (foreign language) Courses
Environmental Policy Minor
LIHU398 Special Topics
Program Advisor: Dr. Suzanne Moon. The primary
LISS330
Managing Cultural Differences
objective of the Environmental Policy (EP) Minor is to give
LISS335
International Political Economy
students some basic background in the primary skill and
LISS340
International Political Economy of Latin America
knowledge areas relevant to careers in environmental policy:
LISS342
International Political Economy of Asia
economics, politics, policy analysis, law, and ethics.
LISS344
International Political Economy of the
Humanities Minor
Middle East
Program Advisor: Ms. Sandy Woodson. The focus in the
LISS398
Special Topics (contact LAIS for qualifying
humanities is the memorial record of the human imagination
topics in a given semester)
and intellect, discovering, recreating, and critically examin-
LISS430
Globalization
ing the essential core of experience that sustains the human
LISS431
Global Environmental Issues
spirit in all adventures of our common life. The making of
LISS432
Cultural Dynamics of Global Development
this record appears in various forms of art, including litera-
LISS433
Global Corporations
ture, visual arts, and music, as well as in philosophy and his-
LISS434
International Field Practicum
tory. The Humanities (HU) Minor offers a variety of oppor-
LISS435
Political Risk Assessment
tunities to explore the wealth of our heritage. Students work
LISS437
Corruption and Development
with the HU Advisor to design a minor program appropriate
LISS439
Political Risk Assessment Research Seminar
to their interests and background.
LISS440
Latin American Development
International Political Economy Minor
LISS441
Hemispheric Integration in the Americas
Program Advisor: Dr. Laura Pang. The International
LISS442
Asian Development
Political Economy (IPE) Program at CSM was the first
LISS446
African Development
such program in the U.S. designed with the engineering
LISS498
Special Topics (contact LAIS for qualifying
and applied science student in mind, and remains one of
topics in a given semester)
the very few international engineering programs with this
Minor Programs
focus. International Political Economy is the study of the
LAIS offers five minor programs. Students who elect
interplay among politics, the economy, and culture. In
to pursue a minor usually will automatically satisfy their
today’s global economy, international engineering and
cluster requirements. They will also need to use their free
applied science decisions are fundamentally political deci-
elective hours to complete a minor. Students may choose to
sions made by sovereign nations. Therefore, International
pursue an Area of Special Interest (ASI) in any of the minor
Political Economy theories and models are often used
programs except the McBride Honors Program. Minors are
in evaluating and implementing engineering and science
a minimum of 18 credit-hours; ASIs are a minimum of
projects. Project evaluations and feasibilities now involve
12 credit-hours.
the application of such IPE methods as political risk assess-
ment and mitigation.
Prior to the completion of the sophomore year, a student
wishing to declare an LAIS Minor must fill out an LAIS
The IPE Program at CSM includes courses focusing on
Minor form (available in the LAIS Office) and obtain
Latin America, Asia, and the Islamic World; courses with a
approval signatures from the appropriate minor advisor in
global focus; and foreign language study. Students may opt
LAIS and from the LAIS Director. The student must also fill
for the 19-hour minor or a 22-hour certificate. The certificate
out a Minor/Area of Special Interest Declaration (available
is identical to the minor, with the addition of an international
in the Registrar’s Office) and obtain approval signatures
field practicum in which the student works abroad in a set-
from the student’s CSM advisor, from the Head or Director
ting appropriate to his or her major field of study. Students
of the student’s major department or division, and from the
may also pursue an ASI in International Political Economy.
LAIS Director.
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A graduate certificate in International Political Economy
Mathematical and
or in International Political Economy of Resources is also
available; consult the CSM Graduate Bulletin for details.
Computer Sciences
Science, Technology, and Society Minor
GRAEME FAIRWEATHER, Professor and Department Head
Program Advisor: Dr. Carl Mitcham. The Science, Tech-
BERNARD BIALECKI, Professor
nology, and society (STS) Minor focuses on science and
MAARTEN V. de HOOP, Professor
technology (or technoscience) in a societal context: how
JOHN DeSANTO, Professor
technoscience influences society, and how society influences
WILLY A.M. HEREMAN, Professor
technosciences. Courses provide historical and analytical
PAUL A. MARTIN, Professor
approaches to questions inevitably confronting professional
ALYN P. ROCKWOOD, Professor
scientists, engineers, managers, and policy makers in both
JUNPING WANG, Professor
public and private sectors. Such questions concern, for
TRACY KAY CAMP, Associate Professor
DINESH MEHTA, Associate Professor
example, professional ethical responsibilities, intellectual
WILLIAM C. NAVIDI, Associate Professor
property rights, science policy formation, appropriate regula-
LUIS TENORIO, Associate Professor
tory regimes, assessments of societal impacts, and the roles
MICHAEL COLAGROSSO, Assistant Professor
of technical innovation in economic development or interna-
JAE YOUNG LEE, Assistant Professor
tional competitiveness. Students work with the STS Advisor
BARBARA M. MOSKAL, Assistant Professor
to tailor a course sequence appropriate to their interests and
HUGH KING, Senior Lecturer
background.
G. GUSTAVE GREIVEL, Lecturer
JIMMY DEE LEES, Lecturer
Undergraduate Individual Minor
NATHAN PALMER, Lecturer
Program Advisor: Depends on field of study. Students
CYNDI RADER, Lecturer
declaring an Undergraduate Individual Minor in LAIS must
TERI WOODINGTON Lecturer
choose 19 restricted elective hours in LAIS in accordance
WILLIAM R. ASTLE, Professor Emeritus
with a coherent rationale reflecting some explicit focus that
BARBARA B. BATH, Associate Professor Emerita
the student wishes to pursue. A student desiring this minor
NORMAN BLEISTEIN, Professor Emeritus
must design it in consultation with a member of the LAIS
ARDEL J. BOES, Professor Emeritus
faculty who approves the rationale and the choice of courses.
STEVEN PRUESS, Professor Emeritus
RUTH MAURER, Associate Professor Emerita
Studio Art: CSM and Red Rocks Community
ROBERT G. UNDERWOOD, Associate Professor Emeritus
College
Program Description
In addition to a one-credit elective course in studio art-
painting offered at CSM through the LAIS Division, CSM
The Mathematical and Computer Sciences Department
undergraduate students are eligible to enroll in a broad range
(MCS) offers an undergraduate degree in which the student
of one-credit free elective studio art courses offered by spe-
may select a program in the mathematical and computer
cial, experimental arrangement with Red Rocks Community
sciences. There are two tracks: one is Mathematical and
College (RRCC).
Computer Sciences with an emphasis on modeling, analysis
and computation, the other is the computer sciences option.
Credits earned in studio art courses, at CSM or RRCC,
Either track offers a unique opportunity to study mathemati-
may not be applied toward meeting either the undergraduate
cal and computer sciences in an engineering environment.
“core” or “cluster” requirements in humanities and social
Both tracks emphasize technical competence, problem solv-
sciences at CSM. CSM undergraduates are eligible to take
ing, team work, projects, relation to other disciplines, and
as a free elective a maximum of one studio art course per
verbal, written, and graphical skills.
semester offered by RRCC. Tuition for CSM students is
collected by CSM. No additional tuition is charged, but
The department provides the teaching skills and technical
students are required to pay all relevant student fees directly
expertise to develop mathematical and computer sciences
to RRCC.
capabilities for all Colorado School of Mines students. In
addition, MCS programs support targeted undergraduate
Specific details concerning any given semester’s RRCC
majors in mathematical and computer sciences and also
studio art offerings and applications for enrolling in such
graduate degree programs relevant to mathematical and
courses may be obtained from the Office of the CSM
computer sciences aspects of the CSM mission.
Registrar. Students may enroll in the LAIS studio art paint-
ing course, however, using normal registration procedures
In the broad sense, these programs stress the develop-
to enroll in any regular CSM course.
ment of practical applications techniques to enhance the
overall attractiveness of mathematical and computer sciences
majors to a wide range of employers in industry. More
specifically, we utilize a summer “field session” program
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to engage high level undergraduate students in problems of
Working cooperatively in multi-disciplinary teams;
practical applicability for potential employers. Field session
Choosing appropriate technology to solve problems in
is designed to simulate an industrial job or research environ-
other disciplines.
ment; students work on a project in small teams, make
weekly project reports and present final written and oral
Communicate mathematics/computer sciences effectively by
reports. The close collaboration with potential employers or
Communicating orally;
professors improves communication between field session
Communicating in writing;
students and the private sector as well as with sponsors from
Working cooperatively in teams;
other disciplines on campus.
Creating well documented and well structured
Mathematical and Computer Sciences majors can use a
programs;
twelve credit hour block of free electives to take additional
courses of special interest to them. This adds to the flexibili-
Understanding and interpreting written material in
ty of the program and qualifies students for a wide variety of
mathematics/computer sciences.
careers.
Curriculum
Any program of this type requires emphasis in study
The calculus sequence emphasizes mathematics applied
areas which utilize the special skills of the Department.
to problems students are likely to see in other fields. This
These areas are:
supports the curricula in other programs where mathematics
Applied Mathematics: Classical scattering theory, dynami-
is important, and assists students who are underprepared in
cal systems, nonlinear partial differential equations,
mathematics. Priorities in the mathematics curriculum
numerical analysis, seismic inversion methods, symbolic
include:
computing, and mathematics education.
applied problems in the mathematics courses and
Applied Computer Sciences: Artificial intelligence, neural
ready utilization of mathematics in the science and engi-
networks, parallel processing, pattern recognition, com-
neering courses.
puter vision, computer graphics, databases, and fuzzy set
This emphasis on the utilization of mathematics and
theory.
computer sciences continues through the upper division
Applied Statistics: Stochastic modeling, Monte Carlo meth-
courses. Another aspect of the curriculum is the use of a
ods, biostatistics, statistical genetics, statistical methods in
spiraling mode of learning in which concepts are revisited
cosmology, and inverse problems.
to deepen the students’ understanding. The applications,
Program Goals and Objectives (Bachelor of
team work, assessment, and communications emphasis
directly address ABET criteria and the CSM graduate
Science in Mathematical and Computer Sciences)
profile. The curriculum offers two study options, one in
Develop technical expertise within mathematics/computer
modeling, analysis and computation, and the other in
sciences, by
computer science.
Designing and implementing systems and solutions
Degree Requirements (Mathematical and
within mathematics/computer sciences;
Computer Sciences)
Using appropriate technology as a tool to solve
Modeling, Analysis and Computation Option
problems in mathematics/computer sciences;
Sophomore Year Fall Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
Creating efficient algorithms and well structured
MACS213 Calc. for Scientists & Eng. III
4
4
programs.
MACS261 Programming Concepts
3
3
EPIC251 Design II
2
3
3
Develop breadth and depth of knowledge within mathe-
PHGN200 Physics II
3.5
3
4.5
matics/computer sciences, by
*EBGN201 Principles of Economics/
3
3
Extending course material to solve original problems;
SYGN201/202/203
PAGN201 Physical Education III
2
0.5
Applying knowledge of mathematics/computer sciences;
Total
18
Identifying, formulating and solving mathematics/
Sophomore Year Spring Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
computer sciences problems;
MACS262 Data Structures
3
3
Analyzing and interpreting data.
MACS315 Differential Equations
3
3
MACS332 Linear Algebra
3
3
Develop an understanding and appreciation of the rela-
*SYGN201/202/203 Systems/EBGN201
3
3
tionship of mathematics/computer sciences to other fields, by
Free Elective
3
3
Applying mathematics/computer sciences to solve prob-
PAGN202 Physical Education IV
2
0.5
Total
15.5
lems in other fields;
*Student can choose order of EBGN201 and SYGN201/202/203
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Junior Year Fall Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
Junior Year Fall Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
MACS—Computing Course*
3
3
MACS306 Software Engineering
3
3
MACS434Introduction to Probability
3
3
MACS323 Prob. & Stat. for Engineers
3
3
Free Elective
3
3
MACS341 Mach. Org. & Assembly Lang. Prog. 3
3
SYGN200 Human Systems
3
3
MACS358 Discrete Math & Algebraic Struct.
3
3
Technical Area of Special Interest
3
3
SYGN200 Human Systems
3
3
Total
15
Technical Area of Special Interest
3
3
*Computing Course—choice of MACS440, MACS441, MACS443,
Total
18
MACS406.
Junior Year Spring Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
Junior Year Spring Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
MACS406 Dsgn. & Analysis of Algorithms
3
3
MACS333 Intro. to Mathematical Modeling
3
3
MACS407 Intro to Scientific Computing
3
3
MACS358 Discrete Math & Algebraic Struct.
3
3
Free elective
3
3
MACS Elective - Mathematics
3
3
LAIS/EBGN H&SS Cluster Elective I
3
3
LAIS/EBGN H&SS Cluster Elective I
3
3
Technical Area of Special Interest
3
3
Free Elective
3
3
Total
15
Technical Area of Special Interest
3
3
Summer Field Session
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
Total
18
MACS370 Field Course (six weeks)
6
Summer Field Session
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
Total
6
MACS370 Field Course (six weeks)
6
Senior Year Fall Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
Total
6
MACS442 Operating Systems
3
3
Senior Year Fall Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
MACS461 Senior Seminar I
1
1
MACS401 Real Analysis
3
3
MACS Elective – Computer Science
3
3
MACS—Modeling Course*
3
3
Technical Area of Special Interest
3
3
MACS461 Senior Seminar I
1
1
Free elective
3
3
LAIS/EBGN H&SS Cluster Elective II
3
3
LAIS/EBGN H&SS Cluster Elective II
3
3
MACS Elective - Mathematics
3
3
Total
16
Technical Area of Special Interest
3
3
Senior Year Spring Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
Total
16
MACS400 Princ. of Programming Languages
3
3
*MACS Modeling Course—choice (see department for listings).
MACS462 Senior Seminar II
1
1
MACS Elective – Computer Science
3
3
Senior Year Spring Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
LAIS/EBGN H&SS Cluster Elective III
3
3
MACS407 Intro to Scientific Computing
3
3
Free elective
3
3
MACS462 Senior Seminar II
1
1
Technical Area of Special Interest
3
3
MACS Elective - Mathematics
3
3
Total
16
LAIS/EBGN H&SS Cluster Elective III
3
3
Free Elective
3
3
Degree Total
137.5
Technical Area of Special Interest
3
3
Minor/ASI Mathematical and Computer Sciences
Total
16
Mathematical Sciences
Degree Total
137.5
For an Area of Special Interest in Mathematical Sciences,
Computer Sciences Option
the student should take the following:
Sophomore Year Fall Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
MACS323 Probability and Statistics for Engineers
MACS213 Calc. for Scientists & Eng. III
4
4
MACS332 Linear Algebra
MACS261 Programming Concepts
3
3
MACS333 Introduction to Mathematical Modeling
EPIC251 Design II
3
1
3
MACS407 Introduction to Scientific Computing
PHGN200 Physics II
3
3
4.5
For the Minor in Mathematical Sciences, the student
EBGN201 Principles of Economics/
3
3
should take the following courses in addition to those listed
SYGN201/202/203
PAGN201 Physical Education III
2
0.5
for the ASI:
Total
18
MACS261 Computer Programming Concepts
Sophomore Year Spring Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
MACS4XX One additional 400-level Mathematics course
MACS262 Data Structures
3
3
Computer Science
MACS315 Differential Equations
3
3
For an Area of Special Interest in Computer Sciences, the
MACS332 Linear Algebra
3
3
student should take:
*SYGN201/202/203 Systems/EBGN201
3
3
Free Elective
3
3
MACS262 Data Structures
PAGN202 Physical Education IV
2
0.5
MACS306 Software Engineering
Total
15.5
MACS341 Machine Organization and Assembly Language
Programming –or-
*Student can choose order of EBGN201 and SYGN201/202/203
MACS358 Discrete Mathematics & Algebraic Structures
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MACS406 Design and Analysis of Algorithms –or-
The Guy T. McBride, Jr.
MACS407 Introduction to Scientific Computing
For the Minor in Computer Sciences, the student
Honors Program in Public
should take:
Affairs for Engineers
MACS262 Data Structures
MACS306 Software Engineering
DR. JUAN C. LUCENA, Principal Tutor and Program Director
MACS341 Machine Organization and Assembly Language
Programming
Program Goal
MACS406 Design and Analysis of Algorithms –or-
The McBride Honors Program in Public Affairs for
MACS407 Introduction to Scientific Computing
Engineers offers 24 semester hours of seminars and
and two 400-level courses, which may not be languages
off-campus activities that have the primary goal of providing
transferred from another university.
a select number of CSM students the opportunity to cross
the boundaries of their technical expertise into the ethical,
Five Year Combined BS/MS in Mathematical and
cultural, and socio-political dimensions of science and tech-
Computer Sciences (Computer Science Option)
nology. Students will gain the values, knowledge, and skills
The Department of Mathematical and Computer Sciences
to prove, project, and test the moral and social implications
offers a five-year program in Computer Science that enables
of their future professional judgments and activities, not only
students to complete a Bachelor of Science and a Master of
for the particular organizations with which they will be
Science in five years. The student takes an additional 30
involved, but also for the nation and the world. To achieve
credit hours of coursework at the graduate level, in addition
this goal, the program seeks to bring themes from the
to the undergraduate Computer Science requirements, and
humanities and the social sciences into the CSM curriculum
completes both degrees in the five year time period.
to develop in students the habits of thought necessary for
Interested students should contact the department for further
effective management, social and environmental responsi-
information.
bility, and enlightened leadership.
Program Description
Designed and taught by teams of faculty members from
the humanities, social sciences, life and physical sciences,
and engineering, the curriculum of the McBride Honors
Program in Public Affairs for Engineers features the follow-
ing educational experiences:
◆ Student-centered seminars guided by moderators from
various disciplines.
◆ An interdisciplinary approach that integrates domestic
and global perspectives into the curriculum.
◆ One-to-one long-lasting relationships between faculty
and students.
◆ Development and practice of oral/written communica-
tion and listening skills.
◆ Opportunity to travel to Washington, DC and abroad
as part of the McBride curriculum.
◆ Intellectual relationships and camaraderie.
◆ Public affairs or policy related internship.
A central experience in the program is the Practicum
(an internship, overseas study, or public service), which
usually comes during the summer following the junior year.
Because engineers and scientists will continue to assume
significant responsibilities as leaders in public and private
sectors, it is essential that CSM students be prepared for
more than the traditional first jobs in industry. Leadership
and management demand an understanding of the accelerat-
ing pace of change that marks the social, political, and eco-
nomic currents of society and a commitment to social and
environmental responsibility. While the seminars in the pro-
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gram are designed to nourish such an understanding, the
educational experiences in the McBride Honors Program are
goal of the internship is to put students into situations where
rigorous and demand a high degree of persistence from the
they may see firsthand the kinds of challenges that they will
students, McBride graduates have gained positions of their
face in their professional lives.
choice in industry and government more easily than others
Foreign study is also possible either through CSM-
and have been successful in winning admission to high-
sponsored trips or through individual plans arranged in
quality graduate and professional schools.
consultation with the Principal Tutor and CSM’s Office of
Transfer and graduation policies
International Programs. The cost for any foreign study is the
The McBride Program accepts applications from transfer
responsibility of the student.
students as follows:
Student Profile
◆ Transfer students who enter CSM in the Fall semester
The McBride Honors Program in Public Affairs for
must fill an application, write an essay, and go through
Engineers seeks to enroll students who can profit most from
the application and interview process with all fresh-
the learning experiences upon which the program is based
men applicants.
while significantly contributing to faculty and peer learning.
◆ Transfer students who enter CSM in the Spring
Whereas most conventional honors programs admit students
semester must submit a full application, including
almost exclusively on the basis of academic record, in the
the essay, and arrange an interview with the Principal
McBride Honors Program test scores, grade point, and class
Moderator and the Chair of McBride’s Executive
rank form only part of the criteria used in the admission
Committee before the first day of Spring semester
process. Applicants must demonstrate their leadership poten-
classes.
tial, commitment to public service, willingness to understand
All transfer students should expect to take the entire McBride
and respect perspectives other than their own, and writing,
curriculum (24 credit hours) in residence. Only under very
listening, and speaking abilities through an essay and an
special circumstances, the Principal Tutor will assess a peti-
interview with faculty members.
tion by a transfer student for course substitutions.
Once admitted into the program, McBride students com-
Students completing the program and meeting McBride’s
mit to participate in the McBride seminars as proactive and
GPA requirements receive a certificate and are recognized as
responsible learners, engage in the highest level of intellec-
having earned a Minor in the McBride Honors Program in
tual discourse in a civil and respectful manner with all
Public Affairs. Students completing the program but not
members of the CSM community, and uphold the highest
meeting GPA requirements will earn a Minor in Public
standards of ethical conduct, particularly those related to
Affairs.
academic honesty and conduct towards peers. Although the
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Metallurgical and
discipline include: crystal structure and structural analysis,
thermodynamics of materials, reaction kinetics, transport
Materials Engineering
phenomena, phase equilibria, phase transformations,
microstructural evolution and properties of materials.
JOHN J. MOORE, Trustees Professor and Department Head
STEPHEN LIU, Professor
The core-discipline fundamentals are applied to a broad
GERARD P. MARTINS, Professor
range of materials processes including extraction and refin-
DAVID K. MATLOCK, Charles S. Fogarty Professor
ing of materials, alloy development, casting, mechanical
BRAJENDRA MISHRA, Professor
working, joining and forming, ceramic particle processing,
DAVID L. OLSON, John H. Moore Distinguished Professor
high temperature reactions and synthesis of engineered
DENNIS W. READEY, Herman F. Coors Distinguished Professor
materials. In each stage of processing, the effects of resultant
IVAR E. REIMANIS, Professor
microstructures and morphologies on materials properties
JOHN G. SPEER, Professor
and performance are emphasized.
PATRICK R. TAYLOR, George S. Ansell Distinguished
Professor of Chemical Metallurgy
Laboratories, located in Nathaniel Hill Hall, are among
CHESTER J. VAN TYNE, FIERP Professor
the best in the nation. The laboratories, in conjunction with
ROBERT H. FROST, Associate Professor
class-room instruction, provide for a well integrated edu-
HANS-JOACHIM KLEEBE, Associate Professor
cation of the undergraduates working towards their bacca-
STEVEN W. THOMPSON, Associate Professor
laureate degrees. These facilities are well-equipped and
KELLY T. MILLER, Assistant Professor
dedicated to: particulate and chemical/extraction metallurgical-
DARIN J. ALDRICH, Assistant Research Professor
and-materials processing, foundry science, corrosion and
GEORGE S. ANSELL, President and Professor Emeritus
hydro-/electro-metallurgical studies, physical and mechani-
W. REX BULL, Professor Emeritus
GERALD L. DePOORTER, Associate Professor Emeritus
cal metallurgy, welding and joining, forming and processing-
GLEN R. EDWARDS, University Professor Emeritus
and-testing of ceramic materials. Mechanical testing facilities
JOHN P. HAGER, Emeritus Hazen Research Professor
include computerized machines for tensile, compression,
of Extractive Metallurgy
torsion, toughness, fatigue and thermo-mechanical testing.
GEORGE KRAUSS, University Professor Emeritus
There are also other highly specialized research laboratories
Program Description
dedicated to: robotics, artificial intelligence, vapor deposi-
tion, and plasma and high-temperature reaction-systems.
Metallurgical and materials engineering plays a role in all
Support analytical-laboratories for surface analysis, emission
manufacturing processes which convert raw materials into
spectrometry, X-ray analysis, optical microscopy and image
useful products adapted to human needs. The primary objec-
analysis, electron microscopy, including an analytical scan-
tive of the Metallurgical and Materials Engineering program
ning transmission electron microscopy and the latest in scan-
is to provide undergraduates with a fundamental knowledge-
ning electron microscopy, and micro-thermal-analysis/mass
base associated with materials—processing, their properties,
spectrometry. Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
and their selection and application. Upon graduation, students
involves all of the processes which transform precursor
would have acquired and developed the necessary background
materials into final engineered products adapted to human
and skills for successful careers in the materials-related indus-
needs. The objective of the Metallurgical and Materials
tries. Furthermore, the benefits of continued education toward
Engineering program is to impart a fundamental knowledge
graduate degrees and other avenues, and the pursuit of knowl-
of materials processing, properties, selection and application
edge in other disciplines should be well inculcated.
in order to provide graduates with the background and skills
The emphasis in the Department is on materials process-
needed for successful careers in materials related industries,
ing operations which encompass: the conversion of mineral
for continued education toward graduate degrees and for the
and chemical resources into metallic, ceramic or polymeric
pursuit of knowledge in other disciplines.
materials; the synthesis of new materials; refining and proc-
The program leading to the degree Bachelor of Science
essing to produce high performance materials for applica-
in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering is accredited
tions from consumer products to aerospace and electronics,
by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of the
the development of mechanical, chemical and physical prop-
Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology,
erties of materials related to their processing and structure,
111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202-4012,
the selection of materials for specific applications.
telephone (410) 347-7700.
The metallurgical and materials engineering discipline is
Program Goals (Bachelor of Science in
founded on fundamentals in chemistry, mathematics and
Metallurgical and Materials Engineering)
physics which contribute to building the knowledge-base
and developing the skills for the processing of materials so
The Metallurgical and Materials Engineering Program is
as to achieve specifications requested for a particular indus-
designed to support five primary educational goals.
trial or advanced product. The engineering principles in this
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◆ Provide a thorough knowledge of materials engineer-
3. Statistical Process Control and Design of Experiments:
ing fundamentals.
Statistical process-control, process capability- analysis
◆ Provide experience in the applications of fundamental
and design of experiments.
materials-concepts to solve related problems.
C. MME Focus Areas: There are three Focus Areas
◆ Build written and oral communications skills in con-
within the Metallurgical and Materials Engineering curricu-
junction with teamwork skills.
lum. These are
◆ Impart the ability for self-acquisition of knowledge to
1. Physicochemical Processing of Materials
promote continued education.

2. Physical Metallurgy
Impart a breadth of knowledge which enables a choice
3. Materials Engineering
of solutions to materials engineering problems.
D. MME Curriculum Requirements: The Metallurgical
Curriculum
and Materials Engineering course sequence is designed to
The Metallurgical and Materials Engineering (MME)
fulfill the program goals and to satisfy the curriculum
curriculum is organized to provide three educational compo-
requirements. The time sequence of courses organized by
nents: fundamentals of materials, applications of the funda-
degree program, year and semester, is listed below.
mentals, and emphasis in one of three focus areas.
Degree Requirements (Metallurgical and
A. MME Basics: The basic curriculum in the
Metallurgical and Materials Engineering Department will
Materials Engineering)
provide a background in the following topic areas:
Sophomore Year Fall Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
DCGN209 Introduction to Thermodynamics
3
3
1. Crystal Structures and Structural Analysis: Crystal
MACS213 Calculus for Scientists & Engnr’s III 4
4
systems; symmetry elements and Miller indices; atomic
PHGN200 Physics II
3.5
3
4.5
bonding; metallic, ceramic and polymeric structures; x-ray
SYGN202 Engineered Materials Systems
3
3
and electron diffraction; stereographic projection and
PAGN201 Physical Education III
2
0.5
crystal orientation; long range order; defects in materials.
Total
15
2. Thermodynamics of Materials: Heat and mass balances;
Sophomore Year Spring Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
thermodynamic laws; chemical potential and chemical
MACS315 Differential Equations
3
3
equilibrium; solution thermodynamics & solution models;
PHGN300 Modern Physics
3
3
partial molar and excess quantities; solid state thermo-
DCGN241 Statics
3
3
dynamics; thermodynamics of surfaces; electrochemistry.
EPIC251 Design II
2
3
3
EBGN201 Principles of Economics
3
3
3. Transport Phenomena and Kinetics: Heat, mass and
SYGN200 Human Systems
3
3
momentum transport; transport properties of fluids;
PAGN202 Physical Education IV
2
0.5
diffusion mechanisms; reaction kinetics; nucleation
Total
18.5
and growth kinetics.
Summer Field Session
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
4. Phase Equilibria: Phase rule; binary and ternary systems;
MTGN272 Materials Engineering
3
microstructural evolution; defects in crystals; surface
Total
3
phenomena; phase transformations: eutectic, eutectoid,
Junior Year Fall Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
martensitic, nucleation and growth, recovery; microstruc-
MTGN311 Structure of Materials
3
3
4
tural evolution; strengthening mechanisms; quantitative
MTGN381 Phase Equilibria
2
2
stereology; heat treatment.
MTGN351 Metallurgical &
5. Properties of Materials: Mechanical properties, chemical
Materials Thermodynamics
4
4
properties (oxidation and corrosion); electrical, magnetic
EGGN320 Mechanics of Materials
3
3
and optical properties: failure analysis.
LAIS/EBGN H&SS Cluster Elective I
3
3
Total
16
B. MME Applications: The course content in the
Metallurgical and Materials Engineering Program empha-
Junior Year Spring Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
sizes the following applications:
MTGN334 Chemical Processing of Materials
3
3
MTGN348 Microstructural Develop. of Materials 3
3
4
1. Materials Processing: Particulate processing, thermo- and
MTGN352 Metallurgical & Materials Kinetics
3
3
electro-chemical materials-processing, hydrometallurgical
LAIS/EBGN H&SS Cluster Elective II
3
3
processing, synthesis of materials, deformation process-
Free Elective
3
3
ing, casting and welding.
Total
16
2. Design and Application of Materials: Materials selection,
Senior Year Fall Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
ferrous and nonferrous metals, ceramic materials, poly-
MTGN445 Mechanical Behavior of Materials
3
3
4
meric materials, composite materials and electronic
MTGN461 Trans. Phen. & Reactor Design
materials.
for Met. & Mat. Engs.
2
3
3
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MTGN450 Stat Process Control &
needs of these industries. Thus, the goal of the program is to
Design of Experiments
3
3
provide students with the specific educational requirements
MTGN—MTGN Elective
3
3
to begin a career in microelectronics and, at the same time,
LAIS/EBGN H&SS Cluster Elective III
3
3
a broad and flexible background necessary to remain com-
Free Elective
3
3
petitive in this exciting and rapidly changing industry. The
Total
19
undergraduate electives which satisfy the requirements of
Senior Year Spring Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
the program and an overall curriculum are outlined in an
MTGN466 Design, Selection & Use of Mats
1
6
3
informational package “Enhanced Program for Preparation
MTGN415 Electronic Properties &
for Microelectronics,” available from either the Physics
Applications of Materials
or Metallurgical and Materials Engineering Departments.
or
MTGN442 Engineering Alloys
3
3
A Program Mentor in each Department can also provide
MTGN—MTGN Elective
3
3
counseling on the program.
MTGN—MTGN Elective
3
3
Application for admission to this program should be made
DCGN381 Electric Circuits, Electronics & Power 3
3
during the first semester of the sophomore year (in special
Free Elective
3
3
cases, later entry may be approved, upon review, by one of
Total
18
the program mentors). Undergraduate students admitted to
Degree Total
138.5
the program must maintain a 3.0 grade-point average or
Five Year Combined Metallurgical and Materials
better. The graduate segment of the program requires a case
Engineering Baccalaureate and Master of
study report, submitted to the student’s graduate advisor.
Engineering in Metallurgical and Materials
Additional details on the Master of Engineering can be
Engineering, with an Electronic-Materials
found in the Graduate Degree and Requirements section
of the Graduate Bulletin. The case study is started during
Emphasis.
the student’s senior design-project and completed during
The Departments of Metallurgical and Materials Engi-
the year of graduate study. A student admitted to the program
neering and Physics collaborate to offer a five-year program
is expected to select a graduate advisor, in advance of the
designed to meet the needs of the electronics and similar
graduate-studies final year, and prior to the start of their
high-tech industries. Students who satisfy the requirements
senior year. The case-study topic is then identified and
of the program obtain an undergraduate degree in either
selected in consultation with the graduate advisor. A formal
Engineering Physics or in Metallurgical and Materials
application, during the senior year, for admission to the grad-
Engineering in four years and a Master of Engineering
uate program in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
degree in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering at the
must be submitted to the Graduate School. Students who
end of the fifth year. The program is designed to provide
have maintained all the standards of the program require-
for a strong background in science fundamentals, as well as
ments leading up to this step, can expect to be admitted.
specialized training in the materials-science and processing
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Military Science
of the scholarship. The student may pursue any 4-year
degree program offered at CSM. Upon graduation, AROTC
(Army ROTC-AROTC)
Scholarship cadets receive commissions and will be required
The Military Science Program at the Colorado School
to serve in the military for four years of an active duty and
of Mines develops the qualities of citizenship and leadership
four years of Reserve Forces duty, for a total of eight years.
in the individual which are desirable in both military and
Individuals interested in applying for AROTC Scholarships
civilian enterprises. Successful completion of the four-year
should contact high school guidance counselors or the
program qualifies the student for a commission as a Second
Professor of Military Science, CSM, no later than the first
Lieutenant in the United States Army, Army Reserve or Army
month of the senior year in high school. There are also
National Guard. Full benefit of the program is achieved by
2-year and 3-year AROTC Scholarships available to students
participating in the four-year program; however, late entry
already in college. A 2-year AROTC Reserve Forces Duty
may be possible by attendance at the summer Basic Camp.
Scholarship is available for cadets entering the Advanced
Military Science course who wish to pursue a Reserve
Basic Course. (Freshman and Sophomore-level Military
Forces military obligation. Another option available to cadets
Science): No obligation is incurred by enrolling in any
is the Department of the Army Scientific and Engineering
Freshman or Sophomore-level Military Science course
AROTC Cooperative Program (DASE AROTC CO-OP).
(except by Military Science Scholarship winners). Students
DASE students are hired as Department of the Army civil-
receive training in military skills such as drill and ceremonies,
ians. They receive the pay, insurance, sick leave and other
uniform wear, customs and courtesies of the service, small
benefits provided DA civilian employees. In addition, upon
unit tactics, and background information on the role and
successful completion of the program, students will have the
organization of the Army. Freshman cadets will receive
opportunity for continued employment. Qualified students
extensive training and practical experience in using a map
may receive financial assistance of up to $5,000 per year to
and compass to navigate cross-country. Sophomore cadets
cover cost of tuition, books and living expenses.
will receive training in First Aid. Additionally, all cadets
receive training, and have the opportunity to participate,
Navy ROTC (NROTC)
in several outdoor activities.
Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps
Advanced AROTC. Enrollment in the last two years of
Colorado School of Mines students may pursue a com-
AROTC is both elective and selective for non-scholarship
mission as an officer in the U.S. Navy or Marine Corps
students. Applicants must demonstrate academic proficiency,
through a cross town agreement with the Naval ROTC Unit
leadership ability and officer potential. The Advanced
at the University of Colorado, Boulder. NROTC offers two-
Course builds on the individual skills learned in the Basic
year and four-year scholarship programs and college (non-
Course. During the Junior year (MSIII) cadets receive train-
scholarship) programs. Navy scholarships may be earned
ing in small unit tactics in preparation for their attendance at
through a national competition based on college board
the AROTC Advanced Camp (normally attended during the
exams and high school record, or while the student is
summer after their Junior year). Cadets also receive training
enrolled in college based on college grades and military
in management, ethics and leadership, as well as practical
performance. Scholarship students receive tuition and fees,
experience in performing as the leader in a stressful environ-
books, and a $100 per month subsistence allowance during
ment. The senior level (MSIV) cadets receive training on
their last two years in the program (advanced standing).
how the Army functions at a higher level by planning and
NROTC students attending Colorado School of Mines
executing many of the Cadet Battalion activities.
must attend a weekly drill session at the University of
AROTC Credit. Military Science credits may be applied
Colorado Boulder campus and fulfill other military responsi-
to the free elective portion of the degree programs, or used
bilities. Additionally, they must complete a series of Naval
in the Military Science minor program. Military Supplies.
Science courses at the Boulder campus by special arrange-
Military Science textbooks, uniforms and accessories are
ment with the appropriate NROTC staff instructor. Navy
issued free of charge to students in the AROTC program.
option students must complete course work in calculus,
Students enrolled in Advanced Military Science courses also
physics, computer science, American military history or
receive a subsistence allowance of $250 per month for fresh-
national security policy, and a foreign language. Marine
men, $300 per month for sophomores, $350 per month for
Corps option students are required to complete courses in
juniors, and $400 per month for seniors during the regular
American military history or national security policy and a
school year. AROTC Scholarships. The United States
foreign language. Students should check with their NROTC
Government offers qualified male or female applicants
class advisor to determine specific course offerings which
AROTC Scholarships to attend the Colorado School of
fulfill the above requirements.
Mines. AROTC Scholarships pay tuition and fees (within the
Commissioned Service. The mission of the NROTC pro-
limits set by the law), provides a book allowance and pay a
gram is to provide regular and reserve officers to the fleet
subsistence allowance during the school year for the duration
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and Marine Corps for service in the “Unrestricted Line”
Mining Engineering
fields. Unrestricted Line officers specialize in one of the
following: Surface ships, submarines, aviation (Pilot or
TIBOR G. ROZGONYI, Professor and Department Head
Naval Flight Officer), Special Warfare (SEALs) or Special
KADRI DAGDELEN, Professor
Operations (Diving, Salvage, Explosive Ordnance Disposal).
M.U. OZBAY, Professor
LEVENT OZDEMIR, Professor and Director of Earth Mechanics
Marine Corps officer commissionees enter a variety of fields
Institute
including infantry, aviation, armor, and combat engineering.
MARK KUCHTA, Associate Professor
Regardless of the type of commission earned, regular or
MASAMI NAKAGAWA, Associate Professor
reserve, virtually all NROTC graduates serve on active duty
D. SCOTT KIEFFER, Assistant Professor
after commissioning. Men and women interested in these
MIKLOS D. G. SALAMON, Professor Emeritus
and other programs leading to commissions in the Naval
BAKI YARAR, Professor Emeritus
Service are encouraged to contact the NROTC Unit at
MATTHEW J. HREBAR, III, Associate Professor Emeritus
492-8287 or in person at Folsom Stadium, Gate 6,
MANOHAR ARORA, Adjunct Associate Professor
Room 241, University of Colorado, Boulder.
VILEM PETR, Research Assistant Professor
Air Force ROTC (AFROTC)
Program Description
Air Force Reserve Officer Training
Mining engineering is a broad profession, which
embraces all required activities to facilitate the recovery of
Corps
valuable minerals and products from the earth’s crust for the
U.S. Air Force ROTC offers several programs leading to
benefit of humanity. It is one of the oldest engineering pro-
a commission in the U.S. Air Force upon receipt of at least a
fessions, which continues to grow in importance. It has often
baccalaureate degree.
been said: “If it was not grown in the field or fished out of
Standard Four-Year Program
the water, then it must have been mined.” An adequate sup-
This standard program is designed for incoming fresh-
ply of mineral products at competitive prices is the life-
men or any student with four years remaining until degree
blood of the continuing growth of industrialized nations and
completion. It consists of three parts: the General Military
the foundation of the progress for the developing countries.
Course (GMC) for lower division (normally freshmen and
The function of the mining engineer is to apply knowl-
sophomore) students; the Professional Officer Course (POC)
edge of pertinent scientific theory, engineering fundamentals,
for upper division students (normally juniors and seniors);
and improved technology to recover natural resources.
and Leadership Laboratory (LLAB—attended by all cadets).
Mining is a world-wide activity involving the extraction of
Completion of a four-week summer training course is
nonmetallics, metal ores of all kinds, and solid fuel and
required prior to commissioning.
energy sources such as coal and nuclear materials. In addi-
Modified Two-Year Program
tion to mineral extraction, the skills of mining engineers are
All undergraduate and graduate students are eligible for
also needed in a variety of fields where the earth’s crust is
this program. It is offered to full-time, regularly enrolled
utilized, such as the underground construction industry. The
degree students and requires at least two years of full-time
construction industry, with its requirements of developing
college (undergraduate or graduate level, or a combination).
earth (rock) systems, tunnels and underground chambers,
Those selected for this program must complete a six-week
and the hazardous waste disposal industry are examples of
field training program during the summer months as a pre-
such applications. These are expanding needs, with a short-
requisite for entry into the Professional Officer Course the
age of competent people; the mining engineer is well quali-
following fall semester.
fied to meet these needs.
Leadership Lab
The importance of ecological and environmental planning
is recognized and given significant attention in all aspects of
All AFROTC cadets must attend Leadership Lab
the mining engineering curriculum.
(1-1/2 hours per week). The laboratory involves a study
of Air Force customs and courtesies, drill and ceremonies,
CSM mining engineering students study the principles
career opportunities, and the life and work of an Air Force
and techniques of mineral exploration and underground and
junior officer.
surface mining operations as well as mineral processing
technologies. Studies include rock mechanics, rock fragmen-
Other AFROTC Programs
tation, plant and mine design, mine ventilation, surveying,
Other programs are frequently available based on current
valuation, industrial hygiene, mineral law, mine safety, com-
Air Force needs. Any AFROTC staff member in Boulder
puting, mineral processing, solution mining and operations
(303 492-8351) can discuss best alternatives. Interested stu-
research. Throughout the mining engineering curriculum, a
dents should make initial contact as early as possible to create
constant effort is made to maintain a balance between theo-
the best selection opportunity, as selection is on a competitive
retical principles and their engineering applications. The
basis. There is no obligation until a formal contract is entered.
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mining engineering graduate is qualified for positions in
Degree Requirements (Mining Engineering)
engineering, supervision, and research.
Sophomore Year Fall Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
MACS213 Calc. for Scientists & Engn’rs III
4
4
The program leading to the degree Bachelor of Science
PHGN200 Physics II
3.5
3
4.5
in Mining Engineering is accredited by the Engineering
EBGN201 Principles of Economics
3
3
Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for
DCGN241 Statics
3
3
Engineering and Technology, 111 Market Place, Suite 1050,
EPIC251 Design II
2
3
3
Baltimore, MD 21202-4012, telephone (410) 347-7700.
PAGN201 Physical Education III
2
0.5
Program Goals (Bachelor of Science in Mining
Total
18
Engineering)
Sophomore Year Spring Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
The education goals which the Mining Engineering
EGGN351 Fluid Mechanics
3
3
MACS315 Differential Equations
3
3
Department aspires to accomplish can be seen in the attri-
GEOL210 Materials of the Earth
2
3
3
butes of our graduates. The graduate is equipped with:
MNGN210 Introductory Mining
3
3
◆ A sound knowledge in the required basic sciences and
SYGN201 Engineered Earth Systems
3
3
engineering fundamentals;
EGGN320 Mechanics of Materials
3
3
◆ Knowledge and experience in the application of engi-
PAGN202 Physical Education IV
2
0.5
neering principles to the exploitation of earth’s
Total
18.5
resources and construction of earth (rock) systems in an
Summer Field Session
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
engineering systems orientation and setting;
MNGN300 Summer Field Session
3
◆ Ability to solve complex mining and earth systems
Total
3
related problems;
Junior Year Fall Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
◆ Capability for team work and decision making;
EGGN371 Engineering Thermodynamics
3
3
◆ Appreciation of the global role of minerals in the
MNGN308 Mine Safety
1
1
changing world;
MNGN309 Mine Operations Lab
8
2
◆ Desire for continuing education, intellectual and profes-
MNGN312 Surface Mine Design
2
3
3
MNGN321 Introductory Rock Mechanics
2
3
3
sional development, analysis and creativity;
SYGN200 Human Systems
3
3
◆ Self confidence and articulation, with high professional
Free Elective
3
3
and ethical standards.
Total
18
Curriculum
Junior Year Spring Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
The mining engineering curriculum is devised to facili-
DCGN381 Electrical Circuits, Elec. & Pwr
3
3
tate the widest employability of CSM graduates. The cur-
MNGN317 Dynamics for Mn. Engs.
1
1
LAIS/EBGN H&SS Cluster Elective I
3
3
riculum is based on scientific engineering and geologic fun-
MNGN314 Underground Mine Design
3
3
damentals and the application of these fundamentals to
MNGN316 Coal Mining Methods and Design
2
2
design and operate mines and to create structures in rock and
GEOL308 Structural Geology
2
3
3
prepare mine products for the market. To achieve this goal,
Free Elective
3
3
the curriculum is designed to ensure that the graduates:
Total
18
◆ become broad based mining engineers who can tackle
Senior Year Fall Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
the problems of both hard and soft rock mining, regard-
MNGN408 Underground Design and Const.
3
3
less of whether the mineral deposit requires surface or
MNGN414 Mine Plant Design
3
1
underground methods of extraction,
MNGN428 Mining Eng. Design Report I
3
1
◆ have an opportunity, through elective courses, to spe-
MNGN438 Geostatistics
2
3
3
MNGN322/323 Intro. to Mineral Processing
3
3
4
cialize in one or more aspects of the mining engineer-
LAIS/EBGN H&SS Cluster Elective II
3
3
ing profession,
Free Elective
3
◆ are interested in an academic or research career, or wish
Total
18
to pursue employment in related fields, have a suffi-
Senior Year Spring Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
ciently sound scientific and engineering foundation to
MNGN429 Mining Eng. Design Report II
3
2
do so effectively.
MNGN433 Mine Systems Analysis I
3
3
This purpose permeates both the lower and upper divi-
MNGN427 Mine Valuation
2
2
sion courses. Another important aspect of the curriculum is
MNGN424 Mine Ventilation
2
3
3
the development of the students’ capabilities to be team
MNGN410 Excavation Project Management
2
2
members, with the added goal of preparing them for leader-
LAIS/EBGN H&SS Cluster Elective III
3
3
Free Elective
3
ship in their professional life. The curriculum focuses on the
Total
15
application of engineering principles to solving problems, in
short, engineering design in an earth systems approach.
Degree Total
141.5
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Petroleum Engineering
A new lab wing was completed in 1993 and the existing
office and classroom building was renovated in 1994 at a
CRAIG W. VAN KIRK, Professor and Department Head
total project cost exceeding $10 million. New lab equipment
JOHN R. FANCHI, Professor
added during the past few years total more than $2 million.
ERDAL OZKAN, Professor
The department has state-of-the-art laboratories in a wide
RICHARD L. CHRISTIANSEN, Associate Professor
range of technical areas, including the following under-
ALFRED W. EUSTES III, Associate Professor
graduate labs:
RAMONA M. GRAVES, Associate Professor
TURHAN YILDIZ, Associate Professor
Computer Laboratory
HOSSEIN KAZEMI, Research Professor
A state-of-the-art computer laboratory is available for
MARK G. MILLER, Assistant Research Professor
general use and classroom instruction. Software includes
JENNIFER L. MISKIMINS, Assistant Research Professor
more than $3.0 million in donated industry software used by
BILLY J. MITCHELL, Professor Emeritus
oil and gas companies and research labs around the world.
Program Description
Drilling Simulator Laboratory
The primary objectives of petroleum engineering are the
Rare on university campuses, this lab contains a com-
environmentally sound exploration, development, evaluation,
puter controlled, full-scale, drilling rig simulator. It includes
and recovery of oil, gas, and other fluids in the earth. Skills
drilling controls that can be used to simulate onshore and
in this branch of engineering are needed to meet the world’s
offshore drilling operations and well control situations.
ever-increasing demand for hydrocarbon fuel, thermal
Reservoir Characterization Laboratory
energy, and waste and pollution management.
Properties of rock are measured that affect economic
Graduates of the program are in high demand in private
development of reservoir resources of oil and gas. Measured
industry, as evidenced by the strong job market and high
properties include permeability, porosity, and relative permea-
salaries. The petroleum industry offers a wide range of
bility. “Hands on” experiences with simple and sophisticated
employment opportunities for Petroleum Engineering stu-
equipment are provided.
dents during summer breaks and after graduation. Exciting
Drilling Fluids Laboratory
experiences range from field work in producing oil and gas
Modern equipment enables students to evaluate and
fields to office jobs in small towns or large cities. Worldwide
design fluid systems required in drilling operations.
travel and overseas assignments are available for interested
students. One of our objectives in the Petroleum Engineering
Fluids Characterization Laboratory
Department is to prepare students to succeed in an energy
A variety of properties of fluids from oil and gas reser-
industry that is evolving into an industry working with many
voirs are measured for realistic conditions of elevated tem-
energy sources. Besides developing technical competence in
perature and pressure. This laboratory accentuates principles
petroleum engineering, you will learn how your education
studied in lectures.
can help you contribute to the development of alternative
Petroleum Engineering Summer Field Sessions
energy sources. In addition to exciting careers in the petro-
Two summer sessions, one after the completion of the
leum industry, many Petroleum Engineering graduates find
sophomore year and one after the junior year, are important
rewarding careers in the environmental arena, law, medicine,
parts of the educational experience. The first is a two-week
business, and many other walks of life.
session designed to introduce the student to the petroleum
The department offers semester-abroad opportunities
industry. Petroleum Engineering, a truly unique and exciting
through formal exchange programs with the Petroleum
engineering discipline, can be experienced by visiting petro-
Engineering Department at the Mining University in Leoben,
leum operations. Historically, the areas visited have included
Austria, Technical University in Delft, Holland, and the
Europe, Alaska, Canada, the U.S. Gulf Coast, California, and
University of Adelaide, Adelaide, Australia. Qualified under-
the Rocky Mountain Region.
graduate and graduate students from each school can attend
The second two-week session, after the junior year, is an
the other for one semester and receive full transfer credit
in-depth study of the Rangely Oil Field and surrounding
back at the home 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.
undergone primary, secondary, and enhanced recovery
Qualified graduate students may earn a Professional Masters
processes. Field trips in the area provide the setting for
in Petroleum Reservoir Systems (offered jointly with
understanding the complexity of geologic systems and the
Geology and Geological Engineering and Geophysics),
environmental and safety issues in the context of reservoir
Master of Science, Master of Engineering, and Doctor of
development and management.
Philosophy degrees.
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It is recommended that all students considering majoring
2. Solid foundation in engineering principles and
or minoring in Petroleum Engineering sign up for the elec-
practices
tive course PEGN 102 in the spring semester. Seniors may
Society of Petroleum Engineers’ ABET Program
take 500-level graduate courses that include topics such as
Criteria
drilling, reservoir, and production engineering; reservoir
Strong petroleum engineering faculty with diverse
simulation and characterization, and economics and risk
backgrounds
analysis. See the department secretaries for the registration
Technical seminars, field trips, and field sessions
procedure.
3. Applied problem solving skills
The program leading to the degree Bachelor of Science
Designing and conducting experiments
in Petroleum Engineering is accredited by the Engineering
Analyzing and interpreting data
Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for
Problem solving skills in engineering practice
Engineering and Technology, 111 Market Place, Suite 1050,
Working real world problems
Baltimore, MD 21202-4012, telephone (410) 347-7700.
4. An understanding of ethical, social, environmental,
Program Goals (Bachelor of Science in Petroleum
and professional responsibilities
Engineering)
Following established Department and Colorado
The Mission of the Petroleum Engineering Program has
School of Mines honor codes
evolved naturally over time in response to the needs of the
Integrating ethical and environmental issues into real
graduates; in concert with the Colorado School of Mines
world problems
Institutional Mission Statement and the Profile of the Future
Awareness of health and safety issues
Graduate; and in recognition of accreditation requirements
5. Multidisciplinary team skills
specified by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of
Integrated information and data from multiple sources
the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology.
Critical team skills
The Mission of the Petroleum Engineering Program is:
Curriculum
To educate engineers for the worldwide petroleum
All disciplines within petroleum engineering are covered
industry at the undergraduate and graduate levels, perform
to great depth at the undergraduate and graduate levels, both
research that enhances the state-of-the-art in petroleum tech-
in the classroom and laboratory instruction, and in research.
nology, and to serve the industry and public good through
Specific areas include fundamental fluid and rock behavior,
professional societies and public service. This mission is
drilling, formation evaluation, well completions and stimula-
achieved through proactive leadership in providing a solid
tion, well testing, production operations and artificial lift,
foundation for both the undergraduate and graduate pro-
reservoir engineering, supplemental and enhanced oil recov-
grams. Students are well prepared for life-long learning,
ery, economic evaluation of petroleum projects, environmen-
an international and diverse career, further education, and
tal and safety issues, and the computer simulation of most of
public service. The program emphasizes integrated and
these topics.
multidisciplinary teamwork in classroom instruction and
The petroleum engineering student studies mathematics,
in research, and actively pursues interdisciplinary activities
computer science, chemistry, physics, general engineering,
with many other CSM departments, particularly the Earth
the humanities, technical communication (including report
Science/Engineering programs.
writing, oral presentations, and listening skills), and environ-
Individuals interested in the Petroleum Engineering pro-
mental topics. A unique aspect is the breadth and depth of
gram goals and objectives are encouraged to contact faculty,
the total program structured in a manner that prepares each
visit the CSM campus, or visit our website: www.mines.edu.
graduate for a successful career from the standpoints of tech-
The Petroleum Engineering program goals and objectives can
nical competence, managerial abilities, and multidisciplinary
also be found posted in the hallway outside the department
experiences. The needs for continued learning and profes-
office. The specific educational goals are outlines below:
sionalism are stressed.
1. Broad education
The strength of the program comes from the high quality
CSM design and system courses
of students and professors. The faculty has expertise in
Effective communication
teaching and research in all the major areas of petroleum
Skills necessary for diverse and international profes-
engineering listed above. Additionally, the faculty members
sional career
have significant industrial backgrounds that lead to meaning-
Recognition of need and ability to engage in lifelong
ful design experiences for the students. Engineering design
learning
is taught throughout the curriculum including a senior design
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course on applying the learned skills to real world reservoir
Junior Year Spring Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
development and management problems. The senior design
GEOL308 Intro. Applied Structural Geology
2
3
3
course is truly multidisciplinary with students and professors
MACS323 Statistics for Engineers
3
3
from the Petroleum Engineering, Geophysics, and Geology
DCGN381 Electric Circuits, Elec. & Pwr.
3
3
PEGN361 Well Completions
3
3
departments.
PEGN411 Mechanics of Petrol. Production
3
3
The program has state-of-the-art facilities and equipment
Free Elective
3
3
for laboratory instruction and experimental research. To
Total
18
maintain leadership in future petroleum engineering tech-
Summer Field Session
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
nology, decision making, and management, computers are
PEGN316 Summer Field Session II
2
2
incorporated into every part of the program, from under-
Total
2
graduate instruction through graduate student and faculty
Senior Year Fall Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
research.
PEGN481 Petroleum Seminar
2
2
The department is close to oil and gas field operations,
PEGN423 Petroleum Reservoir Eng. I
3
3
oil companies, research laboratories, and geologic outcrops
PEGN413 Gas Meas. & Formation Evaluation
6
2
PEGN426 Well Stimulation
3
3
of nearby producing formations. There are many opportuni-
PEGN422 Econ. & Eval. Oil & Gas Projects
3
3
ties for short field trips and for summer and part-time employ-
LAIS/EBGN H&SS Cluster Elective I
3
3
ment in the oil and gas industry in the Denver metropolitan
Free Elective
3
3
region or near campus.
Total
19
Degree Requirements (Petroleum Engineering)
Senior Year Spring Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
Sophomore Year Fall Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
PEGN424 Petroleum Reservoir Eng. II
3
3
SYGN201 Engineered Earth Systems
2
3
3
PEGN439 Multidisciplinary Design
2
3
3
EBGN201 Principles of Economics
3
3
PEGN414 Well Test Analysis and Design
3
3
DCGN241 Statics
3
3
LAIS/EBGN H&SS Cluster Elective II
3
3
MACS213 Calculus for Scientists & Engn’rs III 4
4
LAIS/EBGN H&SS Cluster Elective III
3
3
PHGN200 Physics II
3.5
3
4.5
Free Elective
3
3
PAGN201 Physical Education III
2
0.5
PAGN202 Physical Education IV
2
0.5
Total
18
Total
18.5
Sophomore Year Spring Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
Degree Total
145.5
EPIC251 Design II
2
3
3
Five Year Combined Baccalaureate and Masters
DCGN209 Introduction to Thermodynamics
3
3
EGGN351 Fluid Mechanics
3
3
Degree.
PEGN308 Rock Properties
2
4.5
3.5
The Petroleum Engineering Department offers the oppor-
MACS315 Differential Equations
3
3
tunity to begin work on a Professional Masters in Petroleum
SYGN200 Human Systems
3
3
Reservoir Systems or Master of Engineering Degree while
Total
18.5
completing the requirements for the Bachelor’s Degree.
Summer Field Session
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
These degrees are of special interest to those planning on
PEGN315 Summer Field Session I
2
2
studying abroad or wanting to get a head start on graduate
Total
2
education. These combined programs are individualized and
Junior Year Fall Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
a plan of study should be discussed with the student’s aca-
GEOL315 Sedimentology & Stratigraphy
2
3
3
demic advisor any time after the Sophomore year.
PEGN310 Petroleum Fluid Properties
2
4.5
3.5
PEGN311 Drilling Engineering
3
3
4
EGGN320 Mechanics of Materials
3
3
PEGN419 Well Log Anal. & Formation Eval.
2
3
3
Total
16.5
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Physical Education and
Tennis Courts
The Department maintains four tennis courts.
Athletics
Swenson Intramural Complex
Two fields are available for intramural/recreation sports.
MARVIN L. KAY, Department Head, Professor and Athletic
Director
Required Physical Education.
JENNIFER McINTOSH, Athletics Trainer
Each student at Colorado School of Mines is required
GREG JENSEN, Assistant Trainer
to complete four separate semesters of Physical Education,
DAN R. LEWIS, Associate Athletic Director
beginning with PAGN101 and PAGN102. Four semesters of
MICHELE L. HARRIS, Vollyball Coach, Senior Woman
Physical Education is a graduation requirement. Exceptions:
Administrator, Director of Physical Education
OSCAR BOES, Cross Country Coach
(1) a medical excuse verified by a physician; (2) veterans,
STEVE CAREY, Assistant Football Coach
honorably discharged from the armed forces; (3) entering
VIC L. DOPERALSKI, Women’s Basketball Coach
students 26 years or older or students holding a bachelor’s
PRYOR ORSER, Men’s Basketball Coach
degree. Normally, it is fulfilled during the first two years
GREG MURPHY, Sports Information Director
of attendance. Transfer students should clear with the
BOB WRITZ, Golf Coach
Admissions Offices regarding advanced standing in physical
DAVID HUGHES, Swimming and Diving Coach
education. Students who transfer in as freshmen or sopho-
FRANK KOHLENSTEIN, Soccer Coach
mores without any PA credits will be required to take
MICHAEL MULVANEY, Baseball Coach
PAGN101 and PAGN102. Participation in intercollegiate
MARK ROBERTS, Softball Coach
athletics may be substituted for required semesters and hours
ROBERT STITT, Football Coach
BRANDON LEIMBACH , Intramural & Club Sports Director
of physical education. ROTC students can waive the physical
SCOTT VANSICKLE, Track Coach
education requirement when a similar physical activity is
STEVE WIMBERLY, Tennis Coach
required in their respective ROTC Programs.
STEVEN KIMPEL, Wrestling Coach
Upper-class students who wish to continue taking physi-
The Department of Physical Education and Athletics
cal education after completing graduation requirements may
offers a four-fold physical education and athletics program
re-enroll in any of the regularly scheduled classes on an
which includes (a) required physical education; (b)inter col-
elective basis.
legiate athletics; (c) intramural athletics; and (d) recreational
All students enrolled in physical education shall provide
athletics.
their own gym uniform, athletic shoes, and swimming suit.
A large number of students use the college’s facilities
A non-refundable fee is assessed for the required locker and
for purely recreational purposes, including swimming,
towel service. Towels and lockers are also available to stu-
tennis, soccer, basketball, volleyball, weight lifting, softball,
dents who are not enrolled in physical education classes for
and racquetball.
the same fee.
Russell H. Volk Gymnasium
Intercollegiate Athletics
A tri-level complex containing a NCAA regulation
The School is a charter member of the Rocky Mountain
swimming pool, a basketball arena, two racquetball/handball
Athletic Conference (RMAC) and the National Collegiate
courts, wrestling room, weight training facility, locker space,
Athletic Association (NCAA). Sports offered include: foot-
and offices for the Physical Education Department.
ball, men’s and women’s basketball, wrestling, men’s and
Steinhauer Field House
women’s track, men’s and women’s cross country, baseball,
A completely renovated facility of 35,000-sq. ft., which
men’s tennis, men’s golf, men’s and women’s swimming,
provides for the needs of intercollegiate athletics, physical
men’s soccer, and women’s volleyball and softball. One hour
education classes, intramurals and student recreation.
credit is given for a semester’s participation in each sport.
Baseball Diamond
Through a required athletic fee, all full-time students
Located west of Brooks Field and has seating accommo-
attending CSM become members of the CSM Athletic
dations for 500 spectators.
Association, which financially supports the intercollegiate
athletic program. The Director of Athletics administers this
Softball Field
program.
Located adjacent to the baseball field.
Intramural and Club Sports
Brooks Field
The intramural program features a variety of activities
Named in honor of Ralph D. Brooks, former member of
ranging from those offered in the intercollegiate athletic pro-
the Board of Trustees of the School of Mines, Brooks Field
gram to more recreational type activities. They are governed
includes a football/soccer field equipped with lights and a
by the CSM IM Council and CSM Sports Club Council.
steel-concrete grandstand and bleachers which seat 3,500
Current offerings may be viewed in the second floor of
spectators.
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theVolk Gymnasium on the IM board. All activities are
Physics
offered in the following categories: Independent men, orga-
nizational men, independent women, and co-ed.
JAMES A. McNEIL, Professor and Department Head
REUBEN T. COLLINS, Professor
The club sport program is governed by the CSM Sport
THOMAS E. FURTAK, Professor
Club Council. There are 29 competitive groups currently
FRANK V. KOWALSKI, Professor
under this umbrella. Some teams engage in intercollegiate
JEFF A. SQUIER, Professor
competition at the non-varsity level, some serve as instruc-
JOHN U. TREFNY, Professor and President
tional/recreational entities, and some as strictly recreational
UWE GREIFE, Associate Professor
interest groups. They are funded through ASCSM. Some of
TIMOTHY R. OHNO, Associate Professor
the current organizations are Billiards, Caving, Climbing,
PETER W. SUTTER, Associate Professor
Cheerleading, Ice Hockey, Karate, Kendo, Kayak, Judo,
DAVID M. WOOD, Associate Professor
Lacrosse, Men’s Rugby, Women’s Rugby, Shooting, Ski
CHARLES G. DURFEE, III, Assistant Professor
FREDERIC SARAZIN, Assistant Professor
Team, Snowboard, Women’s Soccer, Men’s Ultimate
ELI A. SUTTER, Assistant Professor
Frisbee, Women’s Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball, Water Polo.
ANITA B. CORN, Lecturer
TODD G. RUSKELL, Lecturer
SUE ANNE BERGER, Instructor
P. DAVID FLAMMER, Instructor
CHRISTOPHER M. KELSO, Instructor
JAMES T. BROWN, Professor Emeritus
F. EDWARD CECIL, Professor Emeritus
FRANKLIN D. SCHOWENGERDT, Professor Emeritus
DON L. WILLIAMSON, Professor Emeritus
F. RICHARD YEATTS, Professor Emeritus
WILLIAM B. LAW, Associate Professor Emeritus
ARTHUR Y. SAKAKURA, Associate Professor Emeritus
ROBERT F. HOLUB, Research Professor
VICTOR KAYDANOV, Research Professor
JAMES E. BERNARD, Research Associate Professor
Program Description
Engineering Physics
Physics is the most basic of all sciences and the founda-
tion of most of the science and engineering disciplines. As
such, it has always attracted those who want to understand
nature at its most fundamental level. Engineering Physics is
not a specialized branch of physics, but an interdisciplinary
area wherein the basic physics subject matter, which forms
the backbone of any undergraduate physics degree, is taken
further toward application to engineering. The degree is
accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission
of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology,
111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202-4012,
telephone (410) 347-7700. At CSM, the required engineering
physics curriculum includes all of the undergraduate physics
courses that would form the physics curriculum at any good
university, but in addition to these basic courses, the CSM
requirements include pre-engineering and engineering
courses, which physics majors at other universities would
not ordinarily take. These courses include engineering science,
design, systems, summer field session, and a capstone senior
design sequence culminating in a senior thesis.
This unique blend of physics and engineering makes it
possible for the engineering physics graduate to work at the
interface between science and technology, where new dis-
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coveries are continually being put to practice. While the
grams emphasize a strong background in fundamentals of
engineering physicist is at home applying existing technolo-
science, in addition to practical experience within an applied
gies, he or she is also capable of striking out in different
physics or engineering discipline. Many of the undergradu-
directions to develop new technologies. It is the excitement
ate electives of students involved in each track are specified.
of being able to work at this cutting edge that makes the
For this reason, students are expected to apply to the pro-
engineering physics degree attractive to many students.
gram during the first semester of their sophomore year
Career paths of CSM engineering physics graduates vary
(in special cases late entry can be approved by the program
widely, illustrating the flexibility inherent in the program.
mentors). A 3.0 grade point average must be maintained to
Approximately half of the graduating seniors go on to grad-
guarantee admission into the appropriate engineering or
uate school in physics or a closely related field of engineer-
applied physics graduate program.
ing. Some go to medical, law, or other professional post-
Students in the engineering tracks must complete a report
graduate schools. Others find employment in fields as
or case study during the fifth year. Students in the applied
diverse as electronics, semiconductor processing, aerospace,
physics tracks must complete a masters thesis. The case
materials development, nuclear energy, solar energy, and
study or thesis should begin during the senior year as part
geophysical exploration.
of the Senior Design experience. Participants must identify
The physics department maintains modern well-equipped
an Engineering or Physics advisor as appropriate prior to
laboratories for general physics, modern physics, electronics,
their senior year who will assist in choosing an appropriate
and advanced experimentation. There are research labora-
project and help coordinate the senior design project with
tories for the study of solid-state physics, surface physics,
the case study or thesis completed in the fifth year.
materials science, optics, and nuclear physics, including an
Interested students can obtain additional information and
NSF-funded laboratory for solar and electronic materials
detailed curricula from the Physics Department or from the
processing. The department also maintains electronic and
participating Engineering Departments.
machine shops.
Minor and Areas of Special Interest
Program Goals (Bachelor of Science in
The department offers a Minor and Areas of Special
Engineering Physics)
Interest for students not majoring in physics. The require-
The physics department embraces the broad institutional
ments are as follows:
goals as summarized in the Graduate Profile. The additional
Area of Specialization: 12 sem. hrs. minimum (includes
engineering physics program-specific goals are listed below.
3 semester hours of PHGN100 or 200)
All engineering physics graduates must have the factual
Minor: 18 sem. hrs. minimum (includes 3 semester
knowledge and other thinking skills necessary to
hours of PHGN100 or 200)
construct an appropriate understanding of physical
Two courses (one year) of modern physics:
phenomena in an applied context.
PHGN300 Modern Physics I 3 sem. hrs. and
All engineering physics graduates must have the ability
PHGN320 Modern Physics II 4 sem. hrs.
to communicate effectively.
Throughout their careers engineering physics graduates
One course:
PHGN341 Thermal Physics 3 sem. hrs. or
should be able to function effectively and responsibly
PHGN350 Mechanics 4 sem. hrs. or
in society.
PHGN361 Electromagnetism 3 sem. hrs.
Five-year Combined Baccalaureate / Masters
Selected courses to complete the Minor: Upper division
Degree Programs
and/or graduate (500-level) courses which form a logical
The Physics Department in collaboration with the
sequence in a specific field of study as determined in con-
Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
sultation with the Physics Department and the student’s
and with the Engineering Division offers five-year programs
option department.
in which students obtain an undergraduate degree in Engi-
Degree Requirements (Engineering Physics)
neering Physics as well as a Masters Degree in an Engineer-
Sophomore Year Fall Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
ing discipline. There are three engineering tracks and three
MACS213 Calculus for Scientists & Engn’rs III 4
4
physics tracks. The first two lead to a Masters degree in
PHGN200 Physics II
3.5
3
4.5
Engineering with a mechanical or electrical specialty. Students
EPIC251 Design II
3
3
in the third track receive a Masters of Metallurgical and
SYGN200 Human Systems
3
3
Materials Engineering with an electronic materials emphasis.
PAGN201 Physical Education III
2
0.5
The Applied Physics tracks are in the areas of condensed
Total
15
matter, applied optics, and applied nuclear physics. The pro-
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Sophomore Year Spring Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
Junior Year Spring Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
MACS315 Differential Equations
3
3
PHGN361 Intermediate Electromagnetism
3
3
SYGN201/2 Engineered Systems
3
3
PHGN320 Modern Physics II
4
4
PHGN300/310 Physics III-Modern Physics I
3
3
PHGN326 Advanced Physics Lab II (WI)
4
2
PHGN215 Analog Electronics
3
3
4
PHGN341 Thermal Physics
3
3
EBGN201 Principles of Economics
3
3
Free Elective I
3
3
PAGN202 Physical Education IV
2
0.5
Total
15
Total
16.5
Senior Year Fall Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
Summer Field Session
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
PHGN471 Senior Design I (WI)
1
6
3
PHGN384 Summer Field Session (6 weeks)
6
PHGN462 Electromag. Waves & Opt. Physics
3
3
Total
6
LAIS/EBGN H&SS Cluster Elective II
3
3
Junior Year Fall Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
Free Elective II
3
3
PHGN315 Advanced Physics Lab I (WI)
4
2
Free Elective III
3
3
PGHN311 Introduction to Math. Physics
3
3
Total
15
LAIS/EBGN H&SS Cluster Elective I
3
3
Senior Year Spring Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
DCGN 210 Introduction to Thermodynamics
3
3
PHGN472 Senior Design II (WI)
1
6
3
PHGN317 Digital Circuits
2
3
3
LAIS/EBGN H&SS Cluster Elective III
3
3
PHGN350 Intermediate Mechanics
4
4
Engineering Science Elective
3
3
Total
18
Free Elective IV
3
3
Free Elective V
3
3
Total
15
Degree Total
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Section 6 - Description of
Courses
Course Numbering
lem and where to find the information efficiently. Teams
analyze team dynamics through weekly team meetings and
Numbering of Courses:
progress reports. The course emphasizes oral presentations
Course numbering is based on the content of material
and builds on written communications techniques introduced
presented in courses.
in Design (EPICS) I. Design (EPICS) II is also offered dur-
Course Numbering:
ing the first summer field session in a three-week format.
Prerequisite: EPIC151. 3 semester hours.
100–199
Freshman level
Lower division
200–299
Sophomore level
Lower division
EPIC252. Leadership Design (EPICS) can be taken in lieu
300–399
Junior level
Upper division
of EPIC251. Leadership Design (EPICS) II builds on the
400–499
Senior level
Upper division
design process introduced in Design (EPICS) I, which
500–699
Graduate level
focuses on open-ended problem solving in which students
Over 700
Graduate Research or Thesis level
integrate skills in teamwork, communications, and computer
software to solve engineering problems. This section, how-
Student Life
ever, presents projects, which require strategic planning and
community interaction to expose design students to the chal-
CSM101. FRESHMAN SUCCESS SEMINAR is a
lenges and responsibilities of leadership. Computer applica-
“college adjustment” course, taught in small groups,
tions emphasize information acquisition and processing
designed to assist students with the transition from high
based on knowing what new information is necessary to
school to CSM. Emphasis is placed on appreciation of the
solve a problem and where to find the information efficient-
value of a Mines education, and the techniques and
ly. Students analyze team dynamics through weekly meet-
University resources that will allow freshmen to develop to
ings and progress reports. The course emphasizes oral pre-
their fullest potential at CSM. 8 meetings during semester;
sentations and builds on written communications techniques
0.5 semester hours.
introduced in Design (EPICS) I. In addition, these sections
Core Areas
provide instruction and practice in team interactions (learn-
ing styles, conflict resolution), project management (case
Design
studies, seminars), and policy (multiple clients, product out-
Engineering Practices Introductory Course
come, and impact). Prerequisite: EPIC151. 4 semester hours.
Sequence (EPICS)
Systems
ROBERT D. KNECHT, Design (EPICS) Program Director
SYGN101. EARTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL SYSTEMS
and CEPR Research Professor
(I, II, S) Fundamental concepts concerning the nature,
Freshman Year
composition and evolution of the lithosphere, hydrosphere,
EPIC151. Design (EPICS) I introduces a design process that
atmosphere and biosphere of the earth integrating the basic
includes open-ended problem solving and teamwork inte-
sciences of chemistry, physics, biology and mathematics.
grated with the use of computer software as tools to solve
Understanding of anthropological interactions with the natural
engineering problems. Computer applications emphasize
systems, and related discussions on cycling of energy and
graphical visualization and production of clear and coherent
mass, global warming, natural hazards, land use, mitigation
graphical images, charts, and drawings. Teams assess engi-
of environmental problems such as toxic waste disposal,
neering ethics, group dynamics and time management with
exploitation and conservation of energy, mineral and agri-
respect to decision-making. The course emphasizes written
cultural resources, proper use of water resources, bio-
technical communications and introduces oral presentations.
diversity and construction. 3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab;
3 semester hours.
4 semester hours.
Sophomore Year
SYGN200. HUMAN SYSTEMS (I, II) This is a pilot course
EPIC251. Design (EPICS) II builds on the design process
in the CSM core curriculum that articulates with LIHU100:
introduced in Design (EPICS) I, which focuses on open-
Nature and Human Values and with the other systems
ended problem solving in which students integrate teamwork
courses. Human Systems is an interdisciplinary historical
and communications with the use of computer software as
examination of key systems created by humans - namely,
tools to solve engineering problems. Computer applications
political, economic, social, and cultural institutions - as they
emphasize information acquisition and processing based on
have evolved worldwide from the inception of the modern
knowing what new information is necessary to solve a prob-
era (ca. 1500) to the present. This course embodies an
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elaboration of these human systems as introduced in their
Distributed Core
environmental context in Nature and Human Values and will
DCGN209. INTRODUCTION TO THERMODYNAMICS
reference themes and issues explored therein. It also demon-
(I, II) Introduction to the fundamental principles of classical
strates the cross-disciplinary applicability of the “systems”
thermodynamics. Application of mass and energy balances to
concept. Assignments will give students continued practice
a variety of systems. Entropy and the second law of thermo-
in writing. Prerequisite: LIHU100. 3 semester hours.
dynamics. Introduction to phase equilibria and chemical
SYGN201. ENGINEERED EARTH SYSTEMS (I) An intro-
reaction equilibria. Ideal and nonideal solutions. Electro-
duction to Engineered Earth Systems. Aspects of appropriate
chemistry. Prerequisites: CHGN121, CHGN124, MACS111,
earth systems and engineering practices in geological, geo-
MACS112, PHGN100. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
physical, mining and petroleum engineering. Emphasis on
DCGN241. STATICS (I, II, S) Forces, moments, couples,
complex interactions and feedback loops within and among
equilibrium, centroids and second moments of areas, volumes
natural and engineered systems. A case histories format
and masses, hydrostatics, friction, virtual work. Applications
provides an introduction to earth engineering fields. 2 hours
of vector algebra to structures. Prerequisite: Credit or con-
lecture/seminar, 3 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
current enrollment in PHGN100, MACS112, EPIC151 3
SYGN202. ENGINEERED MATERIALS SYSTEMS (I, II)
hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
Introduction to the structure, properties, and processing of
DCGN381. INTRODUCTION TO ELECTRICAL CIR-
materials. The historical role that engineered and natural
CUITS, ELECTRONICS AND POWER (I, II, S) This
materials have made on the advance of civilization.
course provides an engineering science analysis of electrical
Engineered materials and their life cycles through process-
circuits. The following topics are included: DC and single-
ing, use, disposal and recycle. The impact that engineered
and three-phase AC circuit analysis, current and charge
materials have on selected systems to show the breadth of
relationships. Ohm’s Law, resistors, inductors, capacitors,
properties that are important and how they can be controlled
equivalent resistance and impedance, Kirchoff’s Laws,
by proper material processing. Recent trends in materials
Thevenin and Norton equivalent circuits, superposition and
development mimicking natural materials in the context of
source transformation, power and energy, maximum power
the structure and functionality of materials in living systems.
transfer, first order transient response, algebra of complex
Prerequisites or concurrent: CHGN124, MACS112,
numbers, phasor representation, time domain and frequency
PHGN100. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
domain concepts, effective and rms vales, complex power,
SYGN203. NATURAL AND ENGINEERED ENVIRON-
apparent power, power factor, balanced delta and wye line
MENTAL SYSTEM. Introduction to natural and engineered
and phase currents, filters, resonance, diodes, EM work,
environmental systems analysis. environmental decision
moving charge in an electric field, relationship between EM
making, sustainable development, industrial ecology, pollu-
voltage and work, Faraday’s and Ampere’s Laws, magnetic
tion prevention, and environmental life cycle assessment.
reluctance and ideal transformers. Prerequisite: PHGN200.
The basic concepts of material balances, energy balances,
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
chemical equilibrium and kinetics and structure and function
of biological systems will be used to analyze environmental
systems. Case studies in sustainable development, industrial
ecology, pollution prevention and life cycle assessment will
be covered. The goal of this course is to develop problem-
solving skills associated with the analysis of environmental
systems. Prerequisites: CHGN 124 or concurrent; MACS
112 or concurrent; PHGN 100; SYGN 101. 3 hours lecture;
3 semester hours.
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Bioengineering and Life Sciences
BELS425/EGGN425 MUSCULOSKELETAL BIOME-
(BELS)
CHANICS (II) This course is intended to provide engineer-
ing students with an introduction to musculoskeletal bio-
BELS301/ESGN301, GENERAL BIOLOGY I (I) This
mechanics. At the end of the semester, students should have
is the first semester of an introductory course in Biology.
a working knowledge of the special considerations necessary
Emphasis is placed on the methods of science; structural,
to apply engineering principles to the human body. The
molecular, and energetic basis of cellular activities; genetic
course will focus on the biomechanics of injury since under-
variability and evolution; diversity and life processes in
standing injury will require developing an understanding of
plants and animals; and, principles of ecology. Prerequisite:
normal biomechanics. Prerequisites: DCGN241, EGGN320,
None. 3 hours lecture; 3 hours semester hours.
EGGN420 (or instructor permission). 3 hours lecture;
BELS303/ESGN303 GENERAL BIOLOGY II (II) This is
3 semester hours.
the continuation of General Biology I. Emphasis is placed on
BELS430/EGGN430 BIOMEDICAL INSTRUMENTATION
an examination of organisms as the products of evolution.
(II) The acquisition, processing, and interpretation of bio-
The diversity of life forms will be explored. Special attention
logical signals present many unique challenges to the Bio-
will be given to the vertebrate body (organs, tissues, and sys-
medical Engineer. This course is intended to provide stu-
tems) and how it functions. Prerequisite: General Biology I,
dents with an introduction to, and appreciation for, many
or equivalent. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
of these challenges. At the end of the semester, students
BELS321, ESGN321, INTRO TO GENETICS (II) A study
should have a working knowledge of the special considera-
of the mechanisms by which biological information is
tions necessary to gathering and analyzing biological signal
encoded, stored, and transmitted, including Mendelian
data. Prerequisites: EGGN250, DCGN381, BELS420/
genetics, molecular genetics, chromosome structure and
EGGN420 (or permission of instructor). 3 hours lecture;
rearrangement, cytogenetics, and population genetics.
3 semester hours.
Prerequisite: General biology I or equivalent. 3 hours lecture
BELS433/MACS433 MATHEMATICAL BIOLOGY (I)
+ 3 hours laboratory; 4 semester hours.
This course will discuss methods for building and solving
BELS325/LIHU325 INTRODUCTION TO ETHICS A gen-
both continuous and discrete mathematical models. These
eral introduction to ethics that explores its analytic and his-
methods will be applied to population dynamics, epidemic
torical traditions. Reference will commonly be made to one
spread, pharmacokinetics and modeling of physiologic sys-
or more significant texts by such moral philosophers as
tems. Modern Control Theory will be introduced and used to
Plato, Aristotle, Augustine, Thomas Aquinas, Kant, John
model living systems. Some concepts related to self-organiz-
Stuart Mill, and others.
ing systems will be introduced. Prerequisite: MACS 315.
3 hours lecture, 3 semester hours.
BELS402/ESGN402, CELL BIOLOGY & PHYSIOLOGY
(II) An introduction to the morphological, biochemical, and
BELS453/EGGN453/ESGN453. WASTEWATER ENGI-
biophysical properties of cells and their significance in the
NEERING (I) The goal of this course is to familiarize stu-
life processes. Prerequisite: General Biology I, or equivalent.
dents with the fundamental phenomena involved in waste-
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
water treatment processes (theory) and the engineering
approaches used in designing such processes (design). This
BELS404 ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY (II) This
course will focus on the physical, chemical and biological
course will cover the basics of human anatomy and physiol-
processes applied to liquid wastes of municipal origin.
ogy. We will discuss the gross and microscopic anatomy and
Treatment objectives will be discussed as the driving force
the physiology of the major organ systems. Where possible
for wastewater treatment. Prerequisite: ESGN353 or consent
we will integrate discussions of disease processes and intro-
of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
duce reliant biomedical engineering concepts. Prerequisite:
None. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
CHGN422 INTRO TO POLYMER CHEMISTRY LABORA-
TORY (I) Prerequisites: CHGN221. 3 hours lab; 1 semester
BELS420/EGGN420, INTRO TO BIOMEDICAL ENGI-
hour.
NEERING (I) The application of engineering principles and
techniques to the human body presents many unique chal-
CHGN428 BIOCHEMISTRY I (I) Introductory study of
lenges. Biomedical Engineering is a diverse, seemingly all-
the major molecules of biochemistry: amino acids, proteins,
encompassing field that includes such areas as biomechan-
enzymes, nucleic acids, lipids, and saccharides- their struc-
ics, bioinstrumentation, medical imaging, and rehabilitation.
ture, chemistry, biological function, and biosynthesis.
This course is intended to provide an introduction to, and
Stresses bioenergetics and the cell as a biological unit of
overview of, Biomedical Engineering. Prerequisites:
organization. Discussion of classical genetics, molecular
DCGN241, DCGN381, EGGN320, EGGN 351 (co-requisite
genetics, and protein synthesis. Prerequisite: CHGN221 or
or instructor permission). 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
permission of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
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CHGN462/ESGN580 MICROBIOLOGY & THE ENVI-
BELS545/ESGN545 ENVIRONMENTAL TOXICOLOGY
RONMENT This course will cover the basic fundamentals
(ll) Introduction to general concepts of ecology, biochem-
of microbiology, such as structure and function of procary-
istry, and toxicology. The introductory material will provide
otic versus eucaryotic cells; viruses; classification of micro-
a foundation for understanding why, and to what extent, a
organisms; microbial metabolism, energetics, genetics,
variety of products and by-products of advanced industrial-
growth and diversity, microbial interactions with plants,
ized societies are toxic. Classes of substances to be exam-
animals, and other microbes. Additional topics covered will
ined include metals, coal, petroleum products, organic com-
include various aspects of environmental microbiology such
pounds, pesticides, radioactive materials, and others.
as global biogeochemical cycles, bioleaching, bioremediation,
Prerequisite: none. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
and wastewater treatment. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor
CHGN563/ESGN582 MICROBIOLOGY AND THE ENVI-
3 hours lecture, 3 semester hours. Offered in alternate years.
RONMENT LAB. (I) An introduction to the microorganisms
CHGN508. ANALYTICAL SPECTROSCOPY (II) Detailed
of major geochemical importance, as well as those of primary
study of classical and modern spectroscopic methods;
importance in water pollution and waste treatment. Microbes
emphasis on instrumentation and application to analytical
and sedimentation, microbial leaching of metals from ores,
chemistry problems. Topics include: UV-visible spec-
acid mine water pollution, and the microbial ecology of
troscopy, infrared spectroscopy, fluorescence and phospho-
marine and freshwater habitats are covered. Prerequisite:
rescence, Raman spectroscopy, arc and spark emission spec-
Consent of instructor. 1 hour lecture, 3 hours lab; 2 semester
troscopy, flame methods, nephelometry and turbidimetry,
hours. Offered alternate years.
reflectance methods, Fourier transform methods in spec-
ESGN586. MICROBIOLOGY OF ENGINEERED ENVI-
troscopy, photoacoustic spectroscopy, rapid-scanning spec-
RONMENTAL SYSTEMS (l) Applications of microbial
troscopy. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture;
physiological processes to engineered and human-impacted
3 semester hours. Offered alternate years.
systems for the purpose of achieving environmentally desira-
MLGN532 APPLIED SURFACE & SOLUTION CHEM-
ble results. Topics include microbial identification and enu-
ISTRY. (I) Solution and surface chemistry of importance in
meration, biofilms in engineered systems, industrial fermen-
mineral and metallurgical operations. Prerequisite: Consent
tations and respirations, biodegradation and bioremediation
of department. 3 semester hours. (Fall of even years only.)
of organic and inorganic contaminants, wastewater micro-
BELS544/ESGN544 AQUATIC TOXICOLOGY (ll) An
biology, renewable energy generation, and agricultural
introduction to assessing the effects of toxic substances on
biotechnology. Prerequisite: CHGC562 or equivalent, or
aquatic organisms, communities, and ecosystems. Topics
enrollment in an ESE program. 3 hours lecture, 3 semester
include general toxicological principles, water quality stan-
hours.
dards, quantitative structure-activity relationships, single
CHGN221. ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I (I) Structure, prop-
species and community-level toxicity measures, regulatory
erties, and reactions of the important classes of organic com-
issues, and career opportunities. The course includes hands-
pounds, introduction to reaction mechanisms. Laboratory
on experience with toxicity testing and subsequent data
exercises including synthesis, product purification and char-
reduction. Prerequisite: none. 2.5 hours lecture; 1 hour lab;
acterization. Prerequisite: CHGN124, CHGN126. 3 hours
3 semester hours.
lecture; 3 hours lab; 4 semester hours.
BELS596/ESGN596 MOLECULAR ENVIRONMENTAL
CHGN222. ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II (II) Continuation of
BIOTECHNOLOGY (l) Applications of recombinant DNA
CHGN221. Prerequisite: CHGN221. 3 hours lecture; 3 hours
technology to the development of enzymes and organisms
lab; 4 semester hours.
used for environmentally friendly industrial purposes. Topics
MTGN570/MLGN570 INTRO TO BIOCOMPATIBILITY
include genetic engineering technology, biocatalysis of
Material biocompatibility is a function of tissue/implant
industrial processes by extremozymes, dye synthesis, bio-
mechanics, implant morphology and surface chemistry. The
degradation of aromatic compounds and chlorinated sol-
interaction of the physiologic environment with a material
vents, biosynthesis of polymers and fuels, and agricultural
is present at each of these levels, with subjects including
biotechnology. Prerequisite: introductory microbiology and
material mechanical/structural matching to surrounding tis-
organic chemistry or consent of the instructor. 3 hours lec-
sues, tissue responses to materials (inflammation, immune
ture; 3 semester hours.
response), anabolic cellular responses and tissue engineering
of new tissues on scaffold materials. This course is intended
for senior level undergraduates and first year graduate students.
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Chemical Engineering
ChEN351. HONORS UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH
Sophomore Year
Scholarly research of an independent nature. Prerequisite:
ChEN200. COMPUTATIONAL METHODS IN CHEMICAL
junior standing, consent of instructor. 1 to 3 semester hours.
ENGINEERING Fundamentals of computer programming
ChEN357. CHEMICAL ENGINEERING THERMO-
as applied to the solution of chemical engineering problems.
DYNAMICS Fundamentals of thermodynamics for appli-
Introduction to Visual Basic, computational methods and
cation to chemical engineering processes and systems. Phase
algorithm development. Prerequisite: MACS112 or consent
and reaction equilibria. Relevant aspects of computer-aided
of instructor. 2 hours lecture; 2 semester hours.
process simulation. Integrated laboratory experiments.
ChEN201. MATERIAL AND ENERGY BALANCES
Prerequisite: DCGN209, ChEN201, MACS315, or consent
Introduction to the principles of conservation of mass and
of instructor. Corequisite: ChEN358. 3 hours lecture;
energy. Applications to chemical processing systems.
3 semester hours.
Relevant aspects of computer-aided process simulation.
ChEN358. CHEMICAL ENGINEERING THERMO-
Prerequisite: MACS315 (corequisite), DCGN209, ChEN200
DYNAMICS LABORATORY Laboratory measurement,
or equivalent (as approved by ChEN Department Head) or
calculation and analysis of physical properties, phase
consent of instructor. Corequisite ChEN202. 3 hours lecture;
equilibria and reaction equilibria and their application to
3 semester hours.
chemical engineering. Relevant aspects of computer-aided
ChEN202. CHEMICAL PROCESS PRINCIPLES LABO-
simulation. Prerequisites: DCGN209, ChEN201, MACS315,
RATORY Laboratory measurements dealing with the first
or consent of instructor. Corequisite: ChEN357. 3 hours
and second laws of thermodynamics, calculation and analy-
laboratory; 1 semester hour.
sis of experimental results, professional report writing. Intro-
ChEN375. MASS TRANSFER Fundamentals of stage-wise
duction to computer-aided process simulation. Prerequisites:
and diffusional mass transport with applications to chemical
DCGN209; corequisites: ChEN201, MACS315 or consent of
engineering systems and processes. Relevant aspects of
instructor. 3 hours laboratory; 1 credit hour.
computer-aided process simulation. Prerequisite: ChEN201,
Junior Year
ChEN357, or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semes-
ChEN307. FLUID MECHANICS Theory and application of
ter hours.
momentum transport and fluid flow in chemical engineering.
ChEN398. SPECIAL TOPICS IN CHEMICAL ENGI-
Fundamentals of microscopic phenomena and application to
NEERING Topical courses in chemical engineering of
macroscopic systems. Relevant aspects of computer-aided
special interest. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. 1 to
process simulation. Prerequisite: ChEN201, MACS315.
6 semester hours.
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
ChEN399. INDEPENDENT STUDY Individual research or
ChEN308. HEAT TRANSFER Theory and applications of
special problem projects. Topics, content, and credit hours to
energy transport: conduction, convection and radiation.
be agreed upon by student and supervising faculty member.
Fundamentals of microscopic phenomena and application
Prerequisite: consent of instructor and department head, sub-
to macroscopic systems. Relevant aspects of computer-aided
mission of “Independent Study” form to CSM Registrar. 1 to
process simulation. Prerequisite: ChEN201, ChEN307,
6 semester hours.
MACS315, or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture;
Senior Year
3 semester hours.
ChEN402. CHEMICAL ENGINEERING DESIGN (WI)
ChEN312/313. UNIT OPERATIONS LABORATORY Field
Advanced computer-aided process simulation and process
Session (I & II) (WI) Principles of mass, energy, and
optimization. Prerequisite: ChEN307, ChEN308, ChEN357,
momentum transport as applied to laboratory-scale process-
ChEN375, or consent of instructor. Co-requisite: ChEN418,
ing equipment. Written and oral communications skills.
ChEN421. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
Aspects of group dynamics, teamwork, and critical thinking.
ChEN403. PROCESS DYNAMICS AND CONTROL
Prerequisite: ChEN201, ChEN307, ChEN308, ChEN357,
Mathematical modeling and analysis of transient systems.
ChEN375 6 hours lab; 6 semester hours.
Applications of control theory to response of dynamic
ChEN340. COOPERATIVE EDUCATION Cooperative work/
chemical engineering systems and processes. Prerequisite:
education experience involving employment of a chemical
ChEN201, ChEN307, ChEN308, ChEN375, MACS315, or
engineering nature in an internship spanning at least one
consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
academic semester. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. 1 to
ChEN408 NATURAL GAS PROCESSING Application of
3 semester hours.
chemical engineering principles to the processing of natural
ChEN350. HONORS UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH
gas. Emphasis on using thermodynamics and mass transfer
Scholarly research of an independent nature. Prerequisite:
operations to analyze existing plants. Relevant aspects of
junior standing, consent of instructor. 1 to 3 semester hours.
computer-aided process simulation. Prerequisites: CHGN221,
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ChEN201, ChEN307, ChEN308, ChEN357, ChEN375, or
accounting and financing of engineering enterprises along
consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture, 3 semester hours.
with taxation, market evaluation and break-even analysis.
ChEN409. PETROLEUM PROCESSES Application of
Prerequisite: consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semes-
chemical engineering principles to petroleum refining.
ter hours.
Thermodynamics and reaction engineering of complex
ChEN430. TRANSPORT PHENOMENA Theory and chem-
hydrocarbon systems. Relevant aspects of computer-aided
ical engineering applications of momentum, heat, and mass
process simulation for complex mixtures. Prerequisite:
transport. Set up and solution of problems involving equa-
CHGN221, ChEN201, ChEN357, ChEN375, or consent
tions of motion and energy. Prerequisite: ChEN307, ChEN308,
of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
ChEN357, ChEN375, MACS315, or consent of instructor.
ChEN415. POLYMER SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
Chemistry and thermodynamics of polymers and polymer
ChEN435/PHGN435. INTERDISCIPLINARY MICRO-
solutions. Reaction engineering of polymerization. Charac-
ELECTRONICS PROCESSING LABORATORY (II)
terization techniques based on solution properties. Materials
Application of science and engineering principles to the
science of polymers in varying physical states. Processing
design, fabrication, and testing of microelectronic devices.
operations for polymeric materials and use in separations.
Emphasis on specific unit operations and the interrelation
Prerequisite: CHGN221, MACS315, ChEN357, or consent
among processing steps. Prerequisites: Senior standing in
of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
PHGN, ChEN, MTGN, or EGGN. Consent of instructor.
ChEN416. POLYMER ENGINEERING AND TECH-
Due to lab space the enrollment is limited to 20 students.
NOLOGY Polymer fluid mechanics, polymer rheological
1.5 hours lecture, 4 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
response, and polymer shape forming. Definition and meas-
ChEN440. MOLECULAR PERSPECTIVES IN CHEMI-
urement of material properties. Interrelationships between
CAL ENGINEERING Applications of statistical and quan-
response functions and correlation of data and material
tum mechanics to understanding and prediction of equi-
response. Theoretical approaches for prediction of polymer
librium and transport properties and processes. Relations
properties. Processing operations for polymeric materials;
between microscopic properties of materials and systems to
melt and flow instabilities. Prerequisite: ChEN307, MACS315,
macroscopic behavior. Prerequisite: ChEN307, ChEN308,
or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
ChEN357, ChEN375, CHGN351 and 353, CHGN221 and
ChEN418. REACTION ENGINEERING (WI) Applications
222, MACS315, or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture;
of the fundamentals of thermodynamics, physical chemistry,
3 semester hours
and organic chemistry to the engineering of reactive proc-
ChEN450. HONORS UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH
esses. Reactor design; acquisition and analysis of rate data;
Scholarly research of an independent nature. Prerequisite:
heterogeneous catalysis. Relevant aspects of computer-aided
senior standing, consent of instructor. 1 to 3 semester hours.
process simulation. Prerequisite: ChEN201, ChEN307,
ChEN451. HONORS UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH
ChEN308, ChEN357, MACS315, CHGN221, CHGN351,
Scholarly research of an independent nature. Prerequisite:
or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
senior standing, consent of instructor. 1 to 3 semester hours.
ChEN420. MATHEMATICAL METHODS IN CHEMICAL
ChEN498. SPECIAL TOPICS IN CHEMICAL ENGI-
ENGINEERING Formulation and solution of chemical engi-
NEERING Topical courses in chemical engineering of
neering problems using exact analytical solution methods.
special interest. Prerequisite: consent of instructor; 1 to
Set-up and solution of ordinary and partial differential equa-
6 semester hours.
tions for typical chemical engineering systems and transport
processes. Prerequisite: MACS315, ChEN201, ChEN307,
ChEN499. INDEPENDENT STUDY Individual research or
ChEN308, ChEN375, or consent of instructor. 3 hours lec-
special problem projects. Topics, content, and credit hours to
ture; 3 semester hours.
be agreed upon by student and supervising faculty member.
Prerequisite: consent of instructor and department head, sub-
ChEN421. ENGINEERING ECONOMICS Economic analy-
mission of “Independent Study” form to CSM Registrar. 1 to
sis of engineering processes and systems. Interest, annuity,
6 semester hours.
present value, depreciation, cost accounting, investment
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Chemistry and Geochemistry
CHGN298. SPECIAL TOPICS IN CHEMISTRY (I, II) Pilot
course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special
CHGN111. INTRODUCTORY CHEMISTRY (S) Intro-
interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is
ductory college chemistry. Elementary atomic structure and
offered only once. Prerequisite: Instructor consent. Variable
the periodic chart, chemical bonding, properties of common
credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
elements and their compounds, and stoichiometry of chemi-
cal reactions. Must not be used for elective credit. 3 hours
CHGN299. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Individual
lecture and recitation; 3 semester hours.
research or special problem projects supervised by a faculty
member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a sub-
CHGN121. PRINCIPLES OF CHEMISTRY I (I,II) Study
ject matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: “Inde-
of matter and energy based on atomic structure, correlation
pendent Study” form must be completed and submitted to
of properties of elements with position in periodic chart,
the Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
chemical bonding, geometry of molecules, phase changes,
stoichiometry, solution chemistry, gas laws, and thermo-
CHGN323. QUALITATIVE ORGANIC ANALYSIS (II)
chemistry. 3 hours lecture and recitation, 3 hours lab;
Identification, separation and purification of organic com-
4 semester hours. Approved for Colorado Guaranteed
pounds including use of modern physical and instrumental
General Education transfer. Equivalency for GT-SC1.
methods. Prerequisite: CHGN222. 1 hour lecture; 3 hours
lab; 2 semester hours.
CHGN124. PRINCIPLES OF CHEMISTRY II (I,II,S)
Continuation of CHGN121 concentrating on chemical
CHGN335. INSTRUMENTAL ANALYSIS (II) Principles
kinetics, thermodynamics, electrochemistry, organic nomen-
of AAS, AES, Visible-UV, IR, NMR, XRF, XRD, XPS, elec-
clature, and chemical equilibrium (acid- base, solubility,
tron, and mass spectroscopy; gas and liquid chromatography;
complexation, and redox). Prerequisite: Credit in CHGN121.
data interpretation. Prerequisite: DCGN209, MACS112.
3 hours lecture and recitation; 3 semester hours.
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
CHGN126. QUANTITATIVE CHEMICAL MEASURE-
CHGN336. ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY (I) Theory and
MENTS (I,II,S) Experiments emphasizing quantitative
techniques of gravimetry, titrimetry (acid-base, complexo-
chemical measurements. Prerequisite: Credit in or concurrent
metric, redox, precipitation), electrochemical analysis, chem-
enrollment in CHGN124. 3 hours lab; 1 semester hour.
ical separations; statistical evaluation of data. Prerequisite:
DCGN209, CHGN335. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
CHGN198. SPECIAL TOPICS IN CHEMISTRY (I, II) Pilot
course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special
CHGN337. ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY LABORATORY
interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is
(I) (WI) Laboratory exercises emphasizing sample prepara-
offered only once. Prerequisite: Instructor consent. Variable
tion and instrumental methods of analysis. Prerequisite:
credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
CHGN335, CHGN336 or concurrent enrollment. 3 hours
lab; 1 semester hour.
CHGN199. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Individual
research or special problem projects supervised by a faculty
CHGN340. COOPERATIVE EDUCATION (I,II,S) Super-
member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a sub-
vised, full-time, chemistry-related employment for a contin-
ject matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: “Inde-
uous six-month period (or its equivalent) in which specific
pendent Study” form must be completed and submitted to
educational objectives are achieved. Prerequisite: Second
the Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
semester sophomore status and a cumulative grade-point
average of at least 2.00. 0 to 3 semester hours. Cooperative
CHGN201. CHEMICAL THERMODYNAMICS LABORA-
Education credit does not count toward graduation except
TORY (II) Experiments in determining enthalpy, entropy,
under special conditions.
free energy, equilibrium constants, reaction rates, colligative
properties. Prerequisites DCGN209 or concurrent enroll-
CHGN341. DESCRIPTIVE INORGANIC CHEMISTRY
ment. 3 hours lab; 1 semester hour.
(II) The chemistry of the elements and periodic trends in
reactivity discussed in relation to the preparation and use
CHGN221. ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I (I) Structure, prop-
of inorganic chemicals in industry and the environment.
erties, and reactions of the important classes of organic com-
Prerequisite: CHGN222, DCGN209. 3 hours lecture;
pounds, introduction to reaction mechanisms. Laboratory
3 semester hours.
exercises including synthesis, product purification and char-
acterization. Prerequisite: CHGN124, CHGN126. 3 hours
CHGN351. PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY: A MOLECULAR
lecture; 3 hours lab; 4 semester hours.
PERSPECTIVE I (I) A study of chemical systems from a
molecular physical chemistry perspective. Includes an intro-
CHGN222. ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II (II) Continuation of
duction to quantum mechanics, atoms and molecules, spec-
CHGN221. Prerequisite: CHGN221. 3 hours lecture; 3 hours
troscopy, bonding and symmetry, and an introduction to
lab; 4 semester hours.
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modern computational chemistry. Prerequisite: CHGN124,
CHGN422. POLYMER CHEMISTRY LABORATORY (I)
DCGN209, MACS315, PHGN200. 3 hours lecture; 3 hours
Prerequisites: CHGN221. 3 hours lab; 1 semester hour.
laboratory; 4 semester hours.
CHGN428. INTRODUCTORY BIOCHEMISTRY (I)
CHGN353. PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY: A MOLECULAR
Introductory study of the major molecules of biochemistry-
PERSPECTIVE II (II) A continuation of CHGN351.
amino acids, proteins, enzymes, nucleic acids, lipids, and sac-
Includes statistical thermodynamics, chemical kinetics,
charides- their structure, chemistry, biological function, and
chemical reaction mechanisms, electrochemistry, and
biosynthesis. Stresses bioenergetics and the cell as a biological
selected additional topics. Prerequisite: CHGN351. 3 hours
unit of organization. Discussion of classical genetics, molecu-
lecture; 3 hours laboratory; 4 semester hours.
lar genetics, and protein synthesis. Prerequisite: CHGN221 or
CHGN398. SPECIAL TOPICS IN CHEMISTRY (I, II) Pilot
permission of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special
CHGN430/MLGN530. INTRODUCTION TO POLYMER
interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is
SCIENCE (I) An introduction to the chemistry and physics
offered only once. Prerequisite: Instructor consent. Variable
of macromolecules. Topics include the properties and sta-
credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
tistics of polymer solutions, measurements of molecular
CHGN399. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Individual
weights, molecular weight distributions, properties of bulk
research or special problem projects supervised by a faculty
polymers, mechanisms of polymer formation, and properties
member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a
of thermosets and thermoplasts including elastomers.
subject matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite:
Prerequisite: CHGN221 or permission of instructor. 3 hour
“Independent Study” form must be completed and sub-
lecture, 3 semester hours.
mitted to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
CHGN462. MICROBIOLOGY AND THE ENVIRON-
CHGN401. THEORETICAL INORGANIC CHEMISTRY
MENT This course will cover the basic fundamentals of
(II) Periodic properties of the elements. Bonding in ionic
microbiology, such as structure and function of procaryotic
and metallic crystals. Acid-base theories. Inorganic stereo-
versus eucaryotic cells; viruses; classification of micro-
chemistry. Nonaqueous solvents. Coordination chemistry
organisms; microbial metabolism, energetics, genetics,
and ligand field theory. Prerequisite: CHGN341 or consent
growth and diversity, microbial interactions with plants,
of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
animals, and other microbes. Additional topics covered will
include various aspects of environmental microbiology such
CHGN402. BONDING THEORY AND SYMMETRY (II)
as global biogeochemical cycles, bioleaching, bioremedia-
Introduction to valence bond and molecular orbital theories,
tion, and wastewater treatment. Prerequisite: Consent of
symmetry; introduction to group theory; applications of
instructor 3 hours lecture, 3 semester hours. Offered in
group theory and symmetry concepts to molecular orbital
alternate years.
and ligand field theories. Prerequisite: CHGN341 or consent
of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
CHGN475. COMPUTATIONAL CHEMISTRY (II) This
class provides a survey of techniques of computational
CHGN/ESGN403. INTRODUCTION TO ENVIRON-
chemistry, including quantum mechanics (both Hartree-Fock
MENTAL CHEMISTRY (II) Processes by which natural
and density functional approaches) and molecular dynamics.
and anthropogenic chemicals interact, react and are trans-
Emphasis is given to the integration of these techniques
formed and redistributed in various environmental compart-
with experimental programs of molecular design and devel-
ments. Air, soil and aqueous (fresh and saline surface and
opment. Prerequisites: CHGN351, CHGN401. 3 hours lec-
groundwaters) environments are covered, along with special-
ture; 3 semester hours.
ized environments such as waste treatment facilities and the
upper atmosphere. Prerequisites: SYGN101, DCGN209,
CHGN490. SYNTHESIS AND CHARACTERIZATION
CHGN222. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
(WI) Advanced methods of organic and inorganic synthesis;
high-temperature, high-pressure, inert-atmosphere, vacuum-
CHGN410/MLGN510. SURFACE CHEMISTRY (II)
line, and electrolytic methods. Prerequisites: CHGN323,
Introduction to colloid systems, capillarity, surface tension
CHGN341. 6-week summer field session; 6 semester hours.
and contact angle, adsorption from solution, micelles and
microemulsions, the solid/gas interface, surface analytical
CHGN495. UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH (I, II, S)
techniques, van der Waal forces, electrical properties and
(WI) Individual research project under direction of a mem-
colloid stability, some specific colloid systems (clays, foams
ber of the Departmental faculty. Prerequisites: selection of
and emulsions). Students enrolled for graduate credit in
a research topic and advisor, preparation and approval of
MLGN510 must complete a special project. Prerequisite:
a research proposal, completion of chemistry curriculum
DCGN209 or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture;
through the junior year or permission of the department
3 semester hours.
head. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
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CHGN497. INTERNSHIP (I, II, S) Individual internship
Economics and Business
experience with an industrial, academic, or governmental
Freshman Year
host supervised by a Departmental faculty member. Pre-
EBGN198. SPECIAL TOPICS IN ECONOMICS AND
requisites: Completion of chemistry curriculum through the
BUSINESS (I, II) Pilot course or special topics course.
junior year or permission of the department head. Variable
Topics chosen from special interests of instructor(s) and
credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
student(s). Usually the course is offered only once. Pre-
CHGN498. SPECIAL TOPICS IN CHEMISTRY (I, II) Pilot
requisite: Instructor consent. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit
course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special
hours.
interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is
EBGN199. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Individual
offered only once. Prerequisite: Instructor consent. Variable
research or special problem projects supervised by a faculty
credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
member. A student and instructor agree on a subject matter,
CHGN499. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Individual
content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: “Independent Study”
research or special problem projects supervised by a faculty
form must be completed and submitted to the Registrar.
member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a sub-
Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
ject matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: “Inde-
Sophomore Year
pendent Study” form must be completed and submitted to
EBGN201. PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS (I, II) The
the Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
basic social and economic institutions of market capitalism.
Contemporary economic issues. Business organization. Price
theory and market structure. Economic analysis of public
policies. Discussion of inflation, unemployment, monetary
policy and fiscal policy. Students may elect to satisfy the
economics core requirement by taking both EBGN311 and
EBGN312 instead of this course. Students considering a
major in economics are advised to take the EBGN311/312
sequence instead of EBGN201. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester
hours.
EBGN298. SPECIAL TOPICS IN ECONOMICS AND
BUSINESS (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. Pre-
requisite: Instructor consent. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit
hours.
EBGN 299. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Individual
research or special problem projects supervised by a faculty
member. A student and instructor agree on a subject matter,
content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: “Independent Study”
form must be completed and submitted to the Registrar.
Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
Junior Year
EBGN304. PERSONAL FINANCE (II, S) The management
of household and personal finances. Overview of financial
concepts with special emphasis on their application to issues
faced by individuals and households: budget management,
taxes, savings, housing and other major acquisitions, borrow-
ing, insurance, investments, meeting retirement goals, and
estate planning. Survey of principles and techniques for the
management of a household’s assets and liabilities. Study
of financial institutions and their relationship to households,
along with a discussion of financial instruments commonly
held by individuals and families. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester
hours.
EBGN305. FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING (I, II) Survey and
evaluation of balance sheets and income and expense state-
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ments, origin and purpose. Evaluation of depreciation, deple-
decision, market structure and entry, dynamic pricing rivalry,
tion, and reserve methods for tax and internal management
strategic positioning, and the economics of organizational
purposes. Cash flow analysis in relation to planning and
design. Prerequisite: EBGN311. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester
decision making. Inventory methods and cost controls related
hours.
to dynamics of production and processing. 3 hours lecture;
EBGN320. ECONOMICS AND TECHNOLOGY (II) The
3 semester hours.
theoretical, empirical and policy aspects of the economics
EBGN306. MANAGERIAL ACCOUNTING (I, II) Intro-
of technology and technological change. Topics include the
duction to cost concepts and principles of management
economics of research and development, inventions and
accounting including cost accounting. The course focuses
patenting, the Internet, e-commerce, and incentives for effi-
on activities that create value for customers and owners of a
cient implementation of technology. Prerequisite: EBGN311.
company and demonstrates how to generate cost-accounting
312 is recommended but not required. 3 hours lecture;
information to be used in management decision making.
3 semester hours.
Prerequisite: EBGN305. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
EBGN321/CHEN421. ENGINEERING ECONOMICS (II)
EBGN310. ENVIRONMENTAL AND RESOURCE ECO-
Time value of money concepts of present worth, future
NOMICS (I) (WI) Application of microeconomic theory to
worth, annual worth, rate of return and break-even analysis
topics in environmental and resource economics. Topics
applied to after-tax economic analysis of mineral, petroleum
include analysis of pollution control, benefit/cost analysis
and general investments. Related topics on proper handling
in decision-making and the associated problems of measur-
of (1) inflation and escalation, (2) leverage (borrowed money),
ing benefits and costs, non-renewable resource extraction,
(3) risk adjustment of analyses using expected value con-
measures of resource scarcity, renewable resource man-
cepts, (4) mutually exclusive alternative analyses and service
agement, environmental justice, sustainability, and the
producing alternatives. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
analysis of environmental regulations and resource policies.
EBGN325. APPLICATIONS OF OPERATIONS
Prerequisite: EBGN201 or EBGN311. 3 hours lecture;
RESEARCH/MANAGEMENT SCIENCE (I) Operations
3 semester hours.
research methods for immediate application. Emphasis on
EBGN311. MICROECONOMICS (I, II, S) How markets for
areas of production and inventory control. Principal aim of
goods and services work. Economic behavior of consumers,
course is to equip students to use operations research meth-
businesses, and government. Market structure and pricing.
ods to cope with day-to-day problems arising in industry.
Efficiency and equity. Public policies. Students may satisfy
Introduction to econometric modeling, break-even analysis,
the economics core requirement by taking the EBGN311/312
and elementary theory of the firm. Introductory applications
sequence instead of EBGN201. Students considering a major
of network, simulation, linear, and geometric programming
in economics are advised to skip EBGN201 and begin with
methods. Prerequisite: MACS112. 3 hours lecture; 3 semes-
the EBGN311/312 sequence. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester
ter hours.
hours.
EBGN330. ENERGY ECONOMICS (I) Study of economic
EBGN312. MACROECONOMICS (I, II, S) Analysis
theories of optimal resource extraction, market power, mar-
of gross domestic output and cyclical variability, plus the
ket failure, regulation, deregulation, technological change
general level of prices and employment. The relationship
and resource scarcity. Economic tools used to analyze
between output and financial markets that affects the level
OPEC, energy mergers, natural gas price controls and
of economic activity. Evaluation of government institutions
deregulation, electric utility restructuring, energy taxes,
and policy options for stabilization and growth. International
environmental impacts of energy use, government R&D
trade and balance of payments. Students may satisfy the
programs, and other energy topics. Prerequisite: EBGN201
economics core requirement by taking the EBGN311/312
or EBGN311. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
sequence instead of EBGN201. Students considering a major
EBGN342. ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT (II) (WI)
in economics are advised to skip EBGN201 and begin with
Theories of development and underdevelopment. Sectoral
the EBGN311/312 sequence. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester
development policies and industrialization. The special
hours.
problems and opportunities created by an extensive mineral
EBGN314. PRINCIPLES OF MANAGEMENT (II) Intro-
endowment, including the Dutch disease and the resource-
duction of underlying principles, fundamentals, and knowl-
curse argument. The effect of value-added processing
edge required of the manager in a complex, modern organi-
and export diversification on development. Prerequisite:
zation. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
EBGN311. 3 lecture hours; 3 semester hours. Offered
EBGN315. BUSINESS STRATEGY (I) An introduction to
alternate years.
game theory and industrial organization (IO) principles at a
EBGN345. PRINCIPLES OF CORPORATE FINANCE (II)
practical and applied level. Topics include economies of
Introduction to corporate finance, financial management, and
scale and scope, the economics of the make-versus-buy
financial markets. Time value of money and discounted cash
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flow valuation, risk and returns, interest rates, bond and
EBGN412. INTERMEDIATE MACROECONOMICS (I, II)
stock valuation, capital budgeting and financing decisions.
(WI) Intermediate macroeconomics provides a foundation
Introduction to financial engineering and financial risk
for analyzing the long-run and short-run effects of fiscal
management, derivatives, and hedging with derivatives.
and monetary policy on aggregate economic performance.
Prerequisite: EBGN305. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
Special emphasis on interactions between the foreign sector
EBGN398. SPECIAL TOPICS IN ECONOMICS AND
and the domestic economy. Analytical models are developed
BUSINESS (I, II) Pilot course or special topics course.
from Classical, Keynesian, and New Classical schools of
Topics chosen from special interests of instructor(s) and stu-
thought. Prerequisites: EBGN311, EBGN312 and MACS213.
dent(s). Usually the course is offered only once. Prerequisite:
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
Instructor consent. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
EBGN441. INTERNATIONAL ECONOMICS (II) (WI)
EBGN399. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Individual
Theories and determinants of international trade, including
research or special problem projects supervised by a faculty
static and dynamic comparative advantage and the gains
member. A student and instructor agree on a subject matter,
from trade. The history of arguments for and against free
content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: “Independent Study”
trade. The political economy of trade policy in both devel-
form must be completed and submitted to the Registrar.
oping and developed countries. Prerequisite: EBGN411.
Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours. Offered alternate years.
Senior Year
EBGN445. INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS FINANCE (II)
EBGN401. HISTORY OF ECONOMIC THOUGHT (I)
An introduction to financial issues of critical importance
Study of the evolution of economic thinking since the 18th
to multinational firms. Overview of international financial
century. Topics include Adam Smith and the Classical
markets, the international monetary system, and foreign-
School, Karl Marx and Socialism, Alfred Marshall and
exchange markets. International parity conditions, exchange-
the Neoclassical School, John Maynard Keynes and the
rate forecasting, swaps and swap markets. International
Keynesian School, and Milton Friedman and the New
investments, foreign-direct investment, corporate strategy,
Classicism. Prerequisites: EBGN311 and EBGN312.
and the international debt crisis. Prerequisite: EBGN305,
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
EBGN411, EBGN412. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
EBGN402. FIELD SESSION (S) (WI) A capstone course for
EBGN455. LINEAR PROGRAMMING This course
students majoring in economics. The field session may con-
addresses the formulation of linear programming models,
sist of either an independent research project or an intern-
examines linear programs in two dimensions, covers stan-
ship. In either case, a student prepares an analytical research
dard form and other basics essential to understanding the
paper on a topic in the area of economics and business.
Simplex method, the Simplex method itself, duality theory,
Specific research issues are arranged between the student
complementary slackness conditions, and sensitivity analy-
and the supervising faculty member. Prerequisite: Consent
sis. As time permits, multi-objective programming, an intro-
of instructor. 3 semester hours.
duction to linear integer programming, and the interior point
method are introduced. Applications of linear programming
EBGN409. MATHEMATICAL ECONOMICS (II)
models discussed in this course include, but are not limited
Application of mathematical tools to economic problems.
to, the areas of manufacturing, finance, energy, mining,
Coverage of mathematics needed to read published eco-
transportation and logistics, and the military. Prerequisites:
nomic literature and to do graduate study in economics.
MACS332 or EBGN409 or permission of instructor. 3 hours
Topics from differential and integral calculus, matrix
lecture; 3 semester hours.
algebra, differential equations, and dynamic programming.
Applications are taken from mineral, energy, and environ-
EBGN490. ECONOMETRICS (I) (WI) Introduction to
mental issues, requiring both analytical and computer solu-
econometrics, including ordinary least-squares and single-
tions using programs such as GAMS and MATHEMATICA.
equation models; two-stage least-squares and multiple-
Prerequisites: MACS 213, EBGN411, EBGN412, MACS332;
equation models; specification error, serial correlation,
or permission of the instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester
heteroskedasticity, and other problems; distributive-lag
hours.
models and other extensions, hypothesis testing and fore-
casting applications. Prerequisite: EBGN411, MACS323,
EBGN411. INTERMEDIATE MICROECONOMICS (I, II)
MACS332. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
(WI) A second course in microeconomics. Compared to the
earlier course, this course is more rigorous mathematically
EBGN495. ECONOMIC FORECASTING (II) An introduc-
and quantitatively. It also places more emphasis on advanced
tion to the methods employed in business and econometric
topics such as game theory, risk and uncertainty, property
forecasting. Topics include time series modeling, Box-
rights, and external costs and benefits. Prerequisite: EBGN311
Jenkins models, vector autoregression, cointegration, expo-
and MACS213. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
nential smoothing and seasonal adjustments. Covers data
collection methods, graphing, model building, model inter-
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Engineering
and sales forecasting, the use of anticipations data, leading
Freshman Year
indicators and scenario analysis, business cycle forecasting,
EGGN198. SPECIAL TOPICS IN ENGINEERING (I, II)
GNP, stock market prices and commodity market prices.
Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from
Includes discussion of links between economic forecasting
special interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the
and government policy. Prerequisites: EBGN411, EBGN412,
course is offered only once. Prerequisite: Instructor consent.
EBGN 490. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
EBGN498. SPECIAL TOPICS IN ECONOMICS AND
EGGN199. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Individual
BUSINESS (I, II) Pilot course or special topics course.
research or special problem projects supervised by a faculty
Topics chosen from special interests of instructor(s) and stu-
member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a sub-
dent(s). Usually the course is offered only once. Prerequisite:
ject matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: “Inde-
Instructor consent. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
pendent Study” form must be completed and submitted to
EBGN499. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Individual
the Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
research or special problem projects supervised by a faculty
Sophomore Year
member. A student and instructor agree on a subject matter,
EGGN234. ENGINEERING FIELD SESSION, CIVIL SPE-
content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: “Independent Study”
CIALTY. (S) The theory and practice of modern surveying.
form must be completed and submitted to the Registrar.
Lectures and hands-on filed work teaches horizontal, verti-
Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
cal, and angular measurements and computations using tradi-
tional and modern equipment. Subdivision of land and appli-
cations to civil engineering practice, GPS and astronomic
observations. Prerequisite: None. Three weeks (6 day weeks)
in summer field session. 3 semester hours.
EGGN235. ENGINEERING FIELD SESSION, MECHANI-
CAL SPECIALTY. (S) This course provides the student with
hands-on experience in the use of modern engineering tools
as part of the design process including modeling, fabrication,
and testing of components and systems. Student use engineer-
ing, mathematics and computers to conceptualize, model,
create, test, and evaluate components and systems of their
creation. Teamwork is emphasized by having students work
in teams. Prerequisites: PHGN200/201, MACS260/261 and
EPIC251. Three weeks in summer field session, 3 semester
hours.
EGGN250. MULTIDISCIPLINARY ENGINEERING LAB-
ORATORY I (I, II) (WI) Laboratory experiments integrating
instrumentation, circuits and power with computer data acqui-
sitions and sensors. Sensor data is used to transition between
science and engineering science. Engineering Science issues
like stress, strains, thermal conductivity, pressure and flow
are investigated using fundamentals of equilibrium, continu-
ity, and conservation. Prerequisite: DCGN381 or concurrent
enrollment. 4.5 hours lab; 1.5 semester hour.
EGGN298. SPECIAL TOPICS IN ENGINEERING (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 credit hours.
Junior Year
EGGN315. DYNAMICS (I,II, S) Absolute and relative
motions. Kinetics, work-energy, impulse-momentum,
vibrations. Prerequisite: DCGN241 and MACS315. 3 hours
lecture; 3 semester hours.
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EGGN320. MECHANICS OF MATERIALS (I,II) Funda-
Advisor, the required term paper adequately documents
mentals of stresses and strains, material properties. Axial,
the fact that the work experience entailed high quality appli-
torsion, bending, transverse and combined loadings. Stress
cation of engineering principles and practice. Applying the
at a point; stress transformations and Mohr’s circle for stress.
credits as free electives requires submission by the student
Beams and beam deflections, thin-wall pressure vessels,
to the Co-op Advisor of a “Declaration of Intent to Request
columns and buckling, fatigue principles, impact loading.
Approval to Apply Co-op Credit toward Graduation
Prerequisite: DCGN241 or MNGN317. 3 hours lecture;
Requirements” form obtained from the Career Center.
3 semester hours.
EGGN342. STRUCTURAL THEORY (I, II) Analysis of
EGGN 333. GEOGRAPHICAL MEASUREMENT SYS-
determinate and indeterminate structures for both forces and
TEMS The mensuration base for work in the 21st century;
deflections. Influence lines, work and energy methods,
engineering projects with local and geodetic control using
moment distribution, matrix operations, computer methods.
theodolites, electronic distance meters and total stations.
Prerequisite: EGGN320. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
Civil engineering applications of work in the “field” (i.e.
EGGN350. MULTIDISCIPLINARY ENGINEERING LAB-
implementation on the ground), including engineering
ORATORY II (I, II) (WI) Laboratory experiments integrat-
astronomy, and computer generated designs. Relationships
ing electrical circuits, fluid mechanics, stress analysis, and
between and interactions of the “flat” and the “curved”
other engineering fundamentals using computer data acquisi-
earth, including the mathematics of the ellipsoids and geoid;
tion and transducers. Fluid mechanics issues like compressi-
reduction of GPS observations from the orbital geometry to
ble and incompressible fluid flow (mass and volumetric),
receiver position and its subsequent reduction into a coor-
pressure losses, pump characteristics, pipe networks, turbu-
dinate plane; conceptual and mathematical knowledge of
lent and laminar flow, cavitation, drag, and others are cov-
applying GPS data to engineering projects. The principles
ered. Experimental stress analysis issues like compression
and equations of projections (Mercator, Lambert, UTM,
and tensile testing, strain gage installation, Young’s
State Plane, etc.) and their relationship to the databases of
Modulus, stress vs. strain diagrams, and others are covered.
(North American Datum) NAD ’27, NAD ’83 and (High
Experimental stress analysis and fluid mechanics are inte-
Accuracy Reference Network) HARN will also be studied.
grated in experiments which merge fluid power of the testing
Pre-requisite: EGGN 233 – Surveying Field Session. 2 hours
machine with applied stress and displacement of material
lecture, 8-9 field work days; 3 semester hours.
specimen. Prerequisite: EGGN250. Prerequisite or concur-
EGGN334. ENGINEERING FIELD SESSION, ELECTRI-
rent enrollment: EGGN351, EGGN320. 4.5 hours lab; 1.5
CAL SPECIALTY. (S) Experience in the engineering design
semester hour.
process involving analysis, design, and simulation. Students
EGGN351. FLUID MECHANICS (I,II,S) Properties of liq-
use engineering, mathematics and computers to model, ana-
uids, manometers, one-dimensional continuity. Bernoulli’s
lyze, design and evaluate system performance. Teamwork
equation, the impulse momentum principle, laminar and tur-
emphasized. Prerequisites: EGGN382, EGGN388, and two
bulent flow in pipes, meters, pumps, and turbines.
of the following: EGGN384, EGGN385, and EGGN389.
Prerequisite: DCGN241 or MNGN317. 3 hours lecture;
Three weeks in summer field session, 3 semester hours.
3 semester hours.
EGGN335. ENGINEERING FIELD SESSION, ENVIRON-
EGGN/ESGN353. FUNDAMENTALS OF ENVIRONMEN-
MENTAL SPECIALTY. (S) The environmental module is
TAL SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING I (I) Topics covered
intended to introduce students to laboratory and field ana-
include: history of water related environmental law and regu-
lytical skills used in the analysis of an environmental engi-
lation, major sources and concerns of water pollution, water
neering problem. Students will receive instruction on the
quality parameters and their measurement, material and
measurement of water quality parameters (chemical, physi-
energy balances, water chemistry concepts, microbial con-
cal, and biological) in the laboratory and field. The student
cepts, aquatic toxicology and risk assessment. Prerequisite:
will use these skills to collect field data and analyze a given
Junior standing or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture;
environmental engineering problem. Prerequisites: EGGN353,
3 semester hours.
EPIC251, MACS323. Three weeks in summer field session,
3 semester hours.
EGGN/ESGN354. FUNDAMENTALS OF ENVIRONMEN-
TAL SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING II (II) Introductory
EGGN340. COOPERATIVE EDUCATION (I,II,S) Super-
level fundamentals in atmospheric systems, air pollution
vised, full-time engineering-related employment for a con-
control, solid waste management, hazardous waste manage-
tinuous six-month period (or its equivalent) in which specific
ment, waste minimization, pollution prevention, role and
educational objectives are achieved. Prerequisite: Second
responsibilities of public institutions and private organiza-
semester sophomore status and a cumulative grade-point
tions in environmental management (relative to air, solid and
average of at least 2.00. 0 to 3 semester hours. Credit earned
hazardous waste. Prerequisite: Junior standing or consent of
in EGGN340, Cooperative Education, may be used as free
instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
elective credit hours if, in the judgment of the Co-op
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EGGN361. SOIL MECHANICS (I, II) An introductory
and communications. Prerequisite: DCGN381 and
course covering the engineering properties of soil, soil phase
MACS315. Corequisite: MACS348 (.substitution of
relationships and classification. Principle of effective stress.
PHGN347 for MACS 348 is permissible)3 hours lecture;
Seepage through soils and flow nets. One-dimensional
3 semester hours.
consolidation theory. Soil compressibility and settlement
EGGN389. FUNDAMENTALS OF ELECTRIC MACHIN-
prediction. Shear strength of soils. Pore pressure parameters.
ERY I (I, II) Magnetic circuit concepts and materials, trans-
Introduction to earth pressure and slope stability calculations.
former analysis and operation, special transformers, steady
Prerequisite: EGGN320. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
state and dynamic analysis of rotating machines, synchro-
EGGN363. SOIL MECHANICS LABORATORY (I, II)
nous and polyphase induction motors, fractional horsepower
Introduction to laboratory testing methods in soil mechanics.
machines, laboratory study of external characteristics of
Classification, permeability, compressibility, shear strength.
machines and transformers. Prerequisite: DCGN381,
Prerequisite: EGGN361 or concurrent enrollment. 3 hours
EGGN250 or consent of department. 3 hours lecture, 3 hours
lab; 1 semester hour.
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 available
steam tables, gas tables, work, heat, first and second laws of
engineering materials and the manufacturing processes used
thermodynamics, entropy, ideal gas, phase changes, avail-
in their conversion into a product or structure as critical con-
ability, reciprocating engines, air standard cycles, vapor
siderations in design. Properties, characteristics, typical
cycles. Prerequisite: MACS213/223. 3 hours lecture;
selection criteria, and applications are reviewed for ferrous
3 semester hours.
and nonferrous metals, plastics and composites. The nature,
EGGN382. ENGINEERING CIRCUIT ANALYSIS (I,II)
features, and economics of basic shaping operations are
Frequency response, two port networks, network analysis,
addressed with regard to their limitations and applications
application of Laplace and Fourier transforms to circuit
and the types of processing equipment available. Related
analysis. Laboratory experience, simulation study, eval-
technology such as measurement and inspection procedures,
uation, application and extension of lecture concepts.
numerical control systems and automated operations are
Prerequisites: DCGN381 and EGGN250, co-requisite
introduced throughout the course. Prerequisite: EGGN320,
EGGN388. 1 hour lecture, 3 hours lab; 2 semester hours.
SYGN202. 3 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:
EGGN399. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Individual
DCGN381 or equivalent. 3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab,
research or special problem projects supervised by a faculty
4 semester hours.
member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a sub-
EGGN385. ELECTRONIC DEVICES AND CIRCUITS
ject matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite:
(I, 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
Senior Year
and power supply design, laboratory study of semiconductor
EGGN400/MNGN400. INTRODUCTION TO ROBOTICS
circuit characteristics. Prerequisite: DCGN381 and EGGN250
FOR THE MINERALS AND CONSTRUCTION INDUS-
or consent of department. 3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab;
TRIES (II) Focuses on construction and minerals industries
4 semester hours.
applications. Overview and introduction to the science and
EGGN388. INFORMATION SYSTEMS SCIENCE (I, II)
engineering of intelligent mobile robotics and robotic manip-
The interpretation, representation and analysis of time-
ulators. Covers guidance and force sensing, perception of the
varying phenomena as signals which convey information
environment around a mobile vehicle, reasoning about the
and noise; a quantitative treatment on the properties of
environment to identify obstacles and guidance path features
information and noise, and the degradation of signal fidelity
and adaptively controlling and monitoring the vehicle health.
through distortion, band limitation, interference and additive
A lesser emphasis is placed on robot manipulator kinematics,
noise. Fourier, Laplace, and Z transforms. Introductory
dynamics, and force and tactile sensing. Surveys manipulator
applications in the analysis of dynamic data streams
and intelligent mobile robotics research and development.
emanating from mechanical, structural and electronic
Introduces principles and concepts of guidance, position, and
systems, system diagnostics, data acquisition, control
force sensing; vision data processing; basic path and trajec-
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tory planning algorithms; and force and position control.
on elastic foundations. Introduction to plate theory. Thick-
Prerequisite: PHGN200/210. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester
walled cylinders and contact stresses. Prerequisite: EGGN320.
hours.
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
EGGN403. THERMODYNAMICS II (I, II) Thermodynamic
EGGN420 (BELS 420). INTRODUCTION TO BIO-
relations, Maxwell’s Relations, Clapeyron equation, fugacity,
MEDICAL ENGINEERING The application of engineering
mixtures and solutions, thermodynamics of mixing, Gibbs
principles and techniques to the human body presents many
function, activity coefficient, combustion processes, first and
unique challenges. The discipline of Biomedical Engineering
second law applied to reacting systems, third law of thermo-
has evolved over the past 50 years to address these chal-
dynamics, real combustion processes, phase and chemical
lenges. Biomedical Engineering is a diverse, seemingly all-
equilibrium, Gibbs rule, equilibrium of multicomponent
encompassing field that includes such areas as biomechan-
systems, simultaneous chemical reaction of real combustion
ics, biomaterials, bioinstrumentation, medical imaging, reha-
processes, ionization, application to real industrial problems.
bilitation. This course is intended to provide an introduction
Prerequisite: EGGN351, EGGN371. 3 hours lecture;
to, and overview of, Biomedical Engineering. At the end of
3 semester hours.
the semester, students should have a working knowledge of
EGGN407. INTRODUCTION TO FEEDBACK CONTROL
the special considerations necessary to apply various engi-
SYSTEMS (I,II) System modeling through an energy flow
neering principles to the human body. Prerequisites: DCGN
approach is presented, and modeling of electro-mechanical
421 Statics, DCGN381 Circuits, EGGN320 Mechanics of
and thermofluid systems are discussed. Feedback control
Materials, EGGN351 Fluids I (or instructor permission)
design techniques using pole-placement, root locus, and
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
lead-log compensators are presented. Case studies using
EGGN425(BELS 425). MUSCULOSKELETAL BIO-
real-life problems are presented and analyzed. Prerequisite:
MECHANICS This course is intended to provide engineer-
EGGN388. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
ing students with an introduction to musculoskeletal biome-
EGGN411. MACHINE DESIGN (I, II) Introduction to
chanics. At the end of the semester, students should have a
the principles of mechanical design. Consideration of the
working knowledge of the special considerations necessary
behavior of materials under static and cyclic loading; failure
to apply engineering principles to the human body. The
considerations. Application of the basic theories of mechan-
course will focus on the biomechanics of injury since under-
ics, kinematics, and mechanics of materials to the design of
standing injury will require developing an understanding
basic machine elements, such as shafts, keys, and coupling;
of normal biomechanics. Prerequisite: DCGN 421 Statics,
journal bearings, antifriction bearings, wire rope, gearing;
EGGN320 Mechanics of Materials, EGGN 420/BELS 420
brakes and clutches, welded connections and other fasten-
Introduction to Biomedical Engineering (or instructor per-
ings. Prerequisite: EPIC251, EGGN315, and EGGN320.
mission). 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 4 semester hours.
EGGN430(BELS430): BIOMEDICAL INSTRUMENTA-
EGGN413. COMPUTER AIDED ENGINEERING This
TION The acquisition, processing, and interpretation of
course introduces the student to the concept of computer-
biological signals present many unique challenges to the
aided engineering. The major objective is to provide the
Biomedical Engineer. This course is intended to provide stu-
student with the necessary background to use the computer
dents with an introduction to, and appreciation for, many of
as a tool for engineering analysis and design. The Finite
these challenges. At the end of the semester, students should
Element Analysis (FEA) method and associated computa-
have a working knowledge of the special considerations nec-
tional engineering software have become significant tools in
essary to gathering and analyzing biological signal data.
engineering analysis and design. This course is directed to
Prerequisite: EGGN250 MEL I, DCGN 381 Introduction to
learning the concepts of FEA and its application to civil and
Electrical Circuits, Electronics, and Power, EGGN
mechanical engineering analysis and design. Note that criti-
420/BELS 420 Introduction to Biomedical Engineering (or
cal evaluation of the results of a FEA using classical meth-
permission of instructor). 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
ods (from statics and mechanics of materials) and engineer-
EGGN442. FINITE ELEMENT METHODS FOR ENGI-
ing judgment is employed throughout the course. Pre-
NEERS (II) A course combining finite element theory
requisite: EGGN320. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
with practical programming experience in which the multi-
EGGN422. ADVANCED MECHANICS OF MATERIALS
disciplinary nature of the finite element method as a numeri-
(II) General theories of stress and strain; stress and strain
cal technique for solving differential equations is empha-
transformations, principal stresses and strains, octahedral
sized. Topics covered include simple ‘structural’ element,
shear stresses, Hooke’s law for isotropic material, and failure
solid elasticity, steady state analysis, transient analysis.
criteria. Introduction to elasticity and to energy methods.
Students get a copy of all the source code published in the
Torsion of noncircular and thin-walled members. Unsym-
course textbook. Prerequisite: EGGN320. 3 hours lecture;
metrical bending and shear-center, curved beams, and beams
3 semester hours.
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EGGN444. DESIGN OF STEEL STRUCTURES. (I,II) To
EGGN/ESGN455. SOLID AND HAZARDOUS WASTE
learn how to use the American Institute of Steel Construction/
ENGINEERING (I) This course provides an introduction
Load and Resistance Factor Design (AISC/LRFD) design
and overview of the engineering aspects of solid and haz-
specifications, to develop understanding of the underlying
ardous waste management. The focus is on control technolo-
theory, and to learn basic steel structural member design
gies for solid wastes from common municipal and industrial
principles to select the shape and size of a structural mem-
sources and the end-of-pipe waste streams and process resid-
ber. The design and analysis of tension members, compres-
uals that are generated in some key industries. Prerequisite:
sion members and flexural members is included, in addition
EGGN354. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
to basic bolted and welded connection design. Prerequisite:
EGGN456. SCIENTIFIC BASIS OF ENVIRONMENTAL
EGGN342. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
REGULATIONS (II) A critical examination of the experi-
EGGN445. DESIGN OF REINFORCED CONCRETE
ments, calculations and assumptions underpinning numerical
STRUCTURES (II) Loads on structures, design of columns,
and narrative standards contained in federal and state envi-
continuous beams, slabs, retaining walls, composite beams,
ronmental regulations. Top-down investigations of the histor-
introduction to prestressed and precast construction. Pre-
ical development of selected regulatory guidelines and per-
requisite: EGGN342. 3 hours lecture, 3 hours design lab;
mitting procedures. Student directed design of improved reg-
3 semester hours.
ulations. Prerequisite: EGGN353, or consent of instructor.
EGGN450. MULTIDISCIPLINARY ENGINEERING LAB-
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
ORATORY III Laboratory experiments integrating electrical
EGGN/ESGN457. SITE REMEDIATION ENGINEERING
circuits, fluid mechanics, stress analysis, and other engineer-
(II) This course describes the engineering principles and
ing fundamentals using computer data acquisition and trans-
practices associated with the characterization and remedia-
ducers. Students will design experiments to gather data for
tion of contaminated sites. Methods for site characterization
solving engineering problems. Examples are recommending
and risk assessment will be highlighted while the emphasis
design improvements to a refrigerator, diagnosing and
will be on remedial action screening processes and tech-
predicting failures in refrigerators, computer control of a
nology principles and conceptual design. Common isolation
hydraulic fluid power circuit in a fatigue test, analysis of
and containment and in situ and ex situ treatment technology
structural failures in an off-road vehicle and redesign, diag-
will be covered. Computerized decision-support tools will
nosis and prediction of failures in a motor/generator system.
be used and case studies will be presented. Prerequisite:
Prerequisites: DCGN381, EGGN250, EGGN352, EGGN350,
EGGN354, or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture;
EGGN351, EGGN320; concurrent enrollment in EGGN407.
3 semester hours.
3 hours lab; 1 semester hour.
EGGN464. FOUNDATIONS (I, II) Techniques of subsoil
EGGN451. HYDRAULIC PROBLEMS (I) Review of fun-
investigation, types of foundations and foundation problems,
damentals, forces on submerged surfaces, buoyancy and
selection of basis for design of foundation types. Open-
flotation, gravity dams, weirs, steady flow in open channels,
ended problem solving and decision making. Prerequisite:
backwater curves, hydraulic machinery, elementary hydro-
EGGN461. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
dynamics, hydraulic structures. Prerequisite: EGGN351.
EGGN465. UNSATURATED SOIL MECHANICS The
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
focus of this course is on soil mechanics for unsaturated
EGGN/ESGN453. WASTEWATER ENGINEERING (I)
soils. It provides an introduction to thermodynamic poten-
The goal of this course is to familiarize students with the
tials in partially saturated soils, chemical potentials of
fundamental phenomena involved in wastewater treatment
adsorbed water in partially saturated soils, phase properties
processes (theory) and the engineering approaches used in
and relations, stress state variables, measurements of soil
designing such processes (design). This course will focus on
water suction, unsaturated flow laws, measurement of unsat-
the physical, chemical and biological processes applied to
urated permeability, volume change theory, effective stress
liquid wastes of municipal origin. Treatment objectives will
principle, and measurement of volume changes in partially
be discussed as the driving force for wastewater treatment.
saturated soils. The course is designed for seniors and gradu-
Prerequisite: ESGN353 or consent of instructor. 3 hours lec-
ate students in various branches of engineering and geology
ture; 3 semester hours.
that are concerned with unsaturated soil’s hydrologic and
EGGN/ESGN454. WATER SUPPLY ENGINEERING (I)
mechanics behavior. Prerequisites: EGGN461 or consent of
Water supply availability and quality. Theory and design of
instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
conventional potable water treatment unit processes. Design
EGGN471. HEAT TRANSFER (I, II) Engineering approach
of distribution systems. Also includes regulatory analysis
to conduction, convection, and radiation, including steady-
under the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA). Prerequisite:
state conduction, nonsteady-state conduction, internal heat
EGGN353, or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture;
generation conduction in one, two, and three dimensions,
3 semester hours.
and combined conduction and convection. Free and forced
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convection including laminar and turbulent flow, internal and
ties and electric vehicles, to computer power supplies. This
external flow. Radiation of black and grey surfaces, shape
course introduces the basic principles of analysis and design
factors and electrical equivalence. Prerequisite: MACS315,
of circuits utilizing power electronics, including AC/DC,
EGGN351, EGGN371. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
AC/AC, DC/DC, and DC/AC conversions in their many con-
EGGN473. FLUID MECHANICS II (I) Review of elemen-
figurations. Prerequisites: EGGN385, EGGN389. 3 hours
tary fluid mechanics and engineering. Two-dimensional
lecture, 3 semester hours.
internal and external flows. Steady and unsteady flows. Fluid
EGGN488. RELIABILITY OF ENGINEERING SYSTEMS
engineering problems. Compressible flow. Computer solu-
(I) This course addresses uncertainty modeling, reliability
tions of various practical problems for mechanical and
analysis, risk assessment, reliability-based design, predictive
related engineering disciplines. Prerequisite: EGGN351 or
maintenance, optimization, and cost- effective retrofit of
consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
engineering systems such as structural, sensory, electric,
EGGN478. ENGINEERING DYNAMICS (I) Applications
pipeline, hydraulic, lifeline and environmental facilities.
of dynamics to design, mechanisms and machine elements.
Topics include introduction of reliability of engineering
Kinematics and kinetics of planar linkages. Analytical and
systems, stochastic engineering system simulation, fre-
graphical methods. Four-bar linkage, slider-crank, quick-
quency analysis of extreme events, reliability and risk
return mechanisms, cams, and gears. Analysis of nonplanar
evaluation of engineering systems, and optimization of
mechanisms. Static and dynamic balancing of rotating
engineering systems. Prerequisite: MACS323. 3 hours
machinery. Free and forced vibrations and vibration isola-
lecture; 3 semester hours.
tion. Prerequisite: EGGN315; concurrent enrollment in
EGGN491. SENIOR DESIGN I (I, II) (WI) The first of a
MACS315. 3 hours lecture, 3 semester hours.
two-semester course sequence giving the student experience
EGGN482. MICROCOMPUTER ARCHITECTURE AND
in the engineering design process. Realistic, open-ended
INTERFACING (I) Microprocessor and microcontroller
design problems are addressed at the conceptual, engineering
architecture focusing on hardware structures and elementary
analysis, and the synthesis stages, and include economic and
machine and assembly language programming skills essen-
ethical considerations necessary to arrive at a final design.
tial for use of microprocessors in data acquisition, control,
The design projects are chosen to develop student creativity,
and instrumentation systems. Analog and digital signal con-
use of design methodology and application of prior course
ditioning, communication, and processing. A/D and D/A
work paralleled by individual study and research.
converters for microprocessors. RS232 and other communi-
Prerequisites: Permission of Capstone Design Course
cation standards. Laboratory study and evaluation of micro-
Committee. 3 hours lecture; 3 hours lab; 4 semester hours.
computer system; design and implementation of interfacing
EGGN492. SENIOR DESIGN II (I, II) (WI) This is the sec-
projects. Prerequisite: EGGN384 or consent of instructor.
ond of a two-semester course sequence to give the student
3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 4 semester hours.
experience in the engineering design process. Design integ-
EGGN483. ANALOG & DIGITAL COMMUNICATION
rity and performance are to be demonstrated by building a
SYSTEMS (II) Signal classification; Fourier transform;
prototype or model and performing pre-planned experimen-
filtering; sampling; signal representation; modulation;
tal tests, wherever feasible. Prerequisite: EGGN491 1 hour
demodulation; applications to broadcast, data transmission,
lecture; 6 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
and instrumentation. Prerequisite: EGGN388 or consent
EGGN498. SPECIAL TOPICS IN ENGINEERING (I, II)
of department. 3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 4 semester
Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from
hours.
special interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the
EGGN484. POWER SYSTEMS ANALYSIS (I) Power sys-
course is offered only once. Prerequisite: Instructor consent.
tems, three-phase circuits, per unit calculations, system com-
Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
ponents, stability criteria, network faults, system instrumen-
EGGN499. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Individual
tation, system grounding, load-flow, economic operation.
research or special problem projects supervised by a faculty
Prerequisite: EGGN389. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a sub-
EGGN485. INTRODUCTION TO HIGH POWER ELEC-
ject matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: “Inde-
TRONICS (II) Power electronics are used in a broad range
pendent Study” form must be completed and submitted to
of applications from control of power flow on major trans-
the Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
mission lines to control of motor speeds in industrial facili-
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Environmental Science and
water quality parameters and their measurement, material
Engineering
and energy balances, water chemistry concepts, microbial
concepts, aquatic toxicology and risk assessment.
Undergraduate Courses
Prerequisite: Junior standing or consent of instructor. 3 hours
ESGN198. SPECIAL TOPICS IN ENVIRONMENTAL
lecture; 3 semester hours.
SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING (I, II) Pilot course or
special topics course. Topics chosen from special interests
ESGN/EGGN354. FUNDAMENTALS OF ENVIRONMEN-
of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is offered
TAL SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING II (II) Introductory
only once. Prerequisite: Instructor consent. Variable credit;
level fundamentals in atmospsheric systems, air pollution
1 to 6 credit hours.
control, solid waste management, hazardous waste manage-
ment, waste minimization, pollution prevention, role and
ESGN199. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Individual
responsibilities of public institutions and private organiza-
research or special problem projects supervised by a faculty
tions in environmental management (relative to air, solid and
member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a sub-
hazardous waste. Prerequisite: Junior standing or consent of
ject matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: “Inde-
instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
pendent Study” form must be completed and submitted to
the Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
ESGN398. SPECIAL TOPICS IN ENVIRONMENTAL
SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING (I, II) Pilot course or spe-
ESGN298. SPECIAL TOPICS IN ENVIRONMENTAL
cial topics course. Topics chosen from special interests of
SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING (I, II) Pilot course or spe-
instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is offered
cial topics course. Topics chosen from special interests of
only once. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Variable
instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is offered
credit: 1-6 semester hours.
only once. Prerequisite: Instructor consent. Variable credit;
1 to 6 credit hours.
ESGN399. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Individual
research or special problem projects supervised by a faculty
ESGN299. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Individual
member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a
research or special problem projects supervised by faculty
subject matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite:
member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a
“Independent Study” form must be completed and submitted
subject matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: Inde-
to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
pendent Study form must be complete and submitted to the
Registrar. Variable credit: 1-6.
ESGN401. FUNDAMENTALS OF ECOLOGY (II) Bio-
logical and ecological principles discussed and industrial
ESGN301/BELS301. GENERAL BIOLOGY I (I) This is the
examples of their use given. Analysis of ecosystem processes,
first semester an introductory course in Biology. Emphasis is
such as erosion, succession, and how these processes relate to
placed on the methods of science; structural, molecular, and
engineering activities, including engineering design and plant
energetic basis of cellular activities; genetic variability and
operation. Criteria and performance standards analyzed for
evolution; diversity and life processes in plants and animals;
facility siting, pollution control, and mitigation of impacts.
and, principles of ecology. Prerequisite: None. 3 hours lec-
North American ecosystems analyzed. Concepts of forestry,
ture; 3 semester hours.
range, and wildlife management integrated as they apply to all
ESGN303/BELS303. GENERAL BIOLOGY II (II) This is
the above. Three to four weekend field trips will be arranged
the continuation of General Biology I. Emphasis is placed on
during the semester. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
an examination of organisms as the products of evolution.
ESGN402/BELS402. CELL BIOLOGY AND PHYSIOL-
The diversity of life forms will be explored. Special attention
OGY (II) An introduction to the morphological, biochemical
will be given to the vertebrate body (organs, tissues and sys-
and biophysical properties of cells and their significance in
tems) and how it functions. Prerequisite: General Biology I,
the life processes. Prerequisite: General Biology I, or equiva-
or equivalent. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
lent. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
ESGN321/BELS321. INTRODUCTION TO GENETICS (II)
ESGN403/CHGN403. INTRODUCTION TO ENVIRON-
A study of the mechanisms by which biological information
MENTAL CHEMISTRY (II) Processes by which natural and
is encoded, stored, and transmitted, including Mendelian
anthropogenic chemicals interact, react and are transformed
genetics, molecular genetics, chromosome structure and
and redistributed in various environmental compartments.
rearrangement, cytogenetics, and population genetics. Pre-
Air, soil and aqueous (fresh and saline surface and ground-
requisite: General Biology I or equivalent. 3 hours lecture +
waters) environments are covered, along with specialized
3 hours laboratory; 4 semester hours.
environments such as waste treatment facilities and the
ESGN/EGGN353. FUNDAMENTALS OF ENVIRONMEN-
upper atmosphere. Prerequisites: SYGN101, DCGN209,
TAL SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING I (I, II) Topics cov-
and CHGN222. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
ered include history of water related environmental law and
ESGN440. ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTION: SOURCES,
regulation, major sources and concerns of water pollution,
CHARACTERISTICS, TRANSPORT AND FATE (I) This
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course describes the environmental behavior of inorganic
will be on remedial action screening processes and tech-
and organic chemicals in multimedia environments, includ-
nology principles and conceptual design. Common isolation
ing water, air, sediment and biota. Sources and characteris-
and containment and in-situ and ex-situ treatment tech-
tics of contaminants in the environment are discussed as
nology will be covered. Computerized decision-support
broad categories, with some specific examples from various
tools will be used and case studies will be presented.
industries. Attention is focused on the persistence, reactivity,
Prerequisites: EGGN353, EGGN354 or consent of instructor.
and partitioning behavior of contaminants in environmental
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
media. Both steady and unsteady state multimedia environ-
ESGN462. SOLID WASTE MINIMIZATION & RECY-
mental models are developed and applied to contaminated
CLING (I) This course will examine, using case studies,
sites. The principles of contaminant transport in surface
how industry applies engineering principles to minimize
water, groundwater and air are also introduced. The course
waste formation and to meet solid waste recycling chal-
provides students with the conceptual basis and mathemati-
lenges. Both proven and emerging solutions to solid waste
cal tools for predicting the behavior of contaminants in the
environmental problems, especially those associated with
environment. Prerequisite: EGGN353 or consent of instruc-
metals, will be discussed. Prerequisites: EGGN/ESGN353,
tor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
EGGN/ESGN354, and ESGN302/CHGN403 or consent of
ESGN/EGGN453. WASTEWATER ENGINEERING (I) The
instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
goal of this course is to familiarize students with the funda-
ESGN463/MTGN462. INDUSTRIAL WASTE: RECY-
mental phenomena involved in wastewater treatment
CLING & MARKETING (II) This offering will illustrate
processes (theory) and the engineering approaches used in
process technologies converting industrial waste to mar-
designing such processes (design). This course will focus on
ketable by-products, with particular emphasis on locating
the physical, chemical and biological processes applied to
and evaluation suitable consumers. Components of a waste
liquid wastes of municipal origin. Treatment objectives will
are matched with operations using similar components as
be discussed as the driving force for wastewater treatment.
raw materials. This course focuses on identifying customer
Prerequisite: ESGN353 or consent of instructor. 3 hours lec-
needs for by-product materials generated by recycling proc-
ture; 3 semester hours.
esses, particularly product physical and chemical specifica-
ESGN/EGGN454. WATER SUPPLY ENGINEERING (II)
tions. Understanding user process technologies facilitates
Water supply availability and quality. Theory and design of
negotiation of mutually satisfactory, environmentally sound
conventional potable water treatment and processes. Design of
sales contracts. Prerequisites: EGGN/ESGN353, and
distribution systems. Also includes regulatory analysis under
EGGN/ESGN354 or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture;
the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA). Prerequisite EGGN353
3 semester hours.
or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
ESGN490. ENVIRONMENTAL LAW (I) Specially designed
ESGN/EGGN455. SOLID AND HAZARDOUS WASTE
for the needs of the environmental quality engineer, scientist,
ENGINEERING (I) This course provides an introduction
planner, manager, government regulator, consultant, or advo-
and overview of the engineering aspects of solid and haz-
cate. Highlights include how our legal system works, envi-
ardous waste management. The focus is on control technolo-
ronmental law fundamentals, all major US EPA/state
gies for solid wastes from common municipal and industrial
enforcement programs, the National Environmental Policy
sources and the end-of-pipe waste streams and process
Act, air and water pollutant laws, risk assessment and man-
residuals that are generated in some key industries.
agement, and toxic and hazardous substance laws (RCRA,
Prerequisite: EGGN354. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
CERCLA, TSCA, LUST, etc). Prerequisites: ESGN353 or
ESGN/EGGN456. SCIENTIFIC BASIS OF ENVIRON-
ESGN354, or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semes-
MENTAL REGULATIONS (I) A critical examination of
ter hours.
the experiments, calculations and assumptions underpinning
ESGN498. SPECIAL TOPICS IN ENVIRONMENTAL
numerical and narrative standards contained in federal and
SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING (I, II) Pilot course or spe-
state environmental regulations. Top-down investigations of
cial topics course. Topics chosen from special interests of
the historical development of selected regulatory guidelines
instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is offered
and permitting procedures. Student directed design of
only once. Prerequisite: Instructor consent. Variable credit;
improved regulations. Prerequisite EGGN353. 3 hours
1 to 6 credit hours.
lecture; 3 semester hours.
ESGN499. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Individual
ESGN/EGGN457 SITE REMEDIATION ENGINEERING
research or special problem projects supervised by a faculty
(II) This course describes the engineering principles and
member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a sub-
practices associated with the characterization and remedia-
ject matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite:
tion of contaminated sites. Methods for site characterization
“Independent Study” form must be completed and submitted
and risk assessment will be highlighted while the emphasis
to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
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GEOL221. OPTICAL MINERALOGY (I) Petrographic
Freshman Year
analysis of behavior of light in crystalline substances.
GEOL102. INTRODUCTION TO GEOLOGICAL ENGI-
Identification of non-opaque rock-forming minerals using
NEERING (II) Presentations by faculty members and out-
oil immersion media and thin-section techniques; complete
side professionals of case studies to provide a comprehen-
treatment of crystal optics and petrogenetic significance of
sive overview of the fields of Geology and Geological
genetic groupings of minerals. Prerequisite: GEOL212.
Engineering and the preparation necessary to pursue careers
2 hours lecture, 4 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
in those fields. A short paper on an academic professional
GEGN/GEOL298. SEMINAR IN GEOLOGY OR GEO-
path will be required. Prerequisite: SYGN101 or concurrent
LOGICAL ENGINEERING (I, II) Special topics classes
enrollment. 1 hour lecture; 1 semester hour.
taught on a one-time basis. May include lecture, laboratory
GEGN/GEOL198. SEMINAR IN GEOLOGY OR GEO-
and field trip activities. Prerequisite: Approval of instructor
LOGICAL ENGINEERING (I, II) Special topics classes
and department head. Variable credit; 1 to 6 semester hours.
taught on a one-time basis. May include lecture, laboratory
GEGN299. INDEPENDENT STUDY IN ENGINEERING
and field trip activities. Prerequisite: Approval of instructor
GEOLOGY OR ENGINEERING HYDROGEOLOGY (I, II)
and department head. Variable credit; 1 to 6 semester hours.
Individual special studies, laboratory and/or field problems
GEGN199. INDEPENDENT STUDY IN ENGINEERING
in geology. Prerequisite: “Independent Study” form must be
GEOLOGY OR ENGINEERING HYDROGEOLOGY (I, II)
completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit;
Individual special studies, laboratory and/or field problems
1 to 6 semester hours.
in geological engineering or engineering hydrogeology. Pre-
GEOL299. INDEPENDENT STUDY IN GEOLOGY (I, II)
requisite: “Independent Study” form must be completed and
Individual special studies, laboratory and/or field problems
submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit
in geology. Prerequisite: “Independent Study” form must
hours.
be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit;
GEOL199. INDEPENDENT STUDY IN GEOLOGY (I, II)
1 to 6 semester hours.
Individual special studies, laboratory and/or field problems
Junior Year
in geology. Prerequisite: “Independent Study” form must be
GEGN306. PETROLOGY (II) Shares lectures and topics
completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit;
with GEGN307. Laboratory is presented without use of
1 to 6 credit hours.
optical microscope. Prerequisite: GEOL212, DCGN209.
Sophomore Year
3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 4 semester hours.
GEOL201. HISTORICAL GEOLOGY AND PALEONTOL-
GEGN307. PETROLOGY (II) An introduction to igneous,
OGY (II) Introduction to principles of historical geology
sedimentary and metamorphic processes, stressing the appli-
used in understanding evolution of the Earth’s lithosphere,
cation of chemical and physical mechanisms to study the
hydrosphere, atmosphere, and biosphere through geologic
origin, occurrence, and association of rock types. Emphasis
time. Consideration of the historical aspects of plate tecton-
on the megascopic and microscopic classification, descrip-
ics, the geologic development of North America, and impor-
tion, and interpretation of rocks. Analysis of the fabric and
tant events in biological evolution and the resulting fossil
physical properties. Prerequisite: GEOL212, GEOL221,
assemblages through time. Study of fossil morphology, clas-
DCGN209. 3 hours lecture, 6 hours lab; 5 semester hours.
sification and taxonomy, and applications in paleobiology,
GEOL308. INTRODUCTORY APPLIED STRUCTURAL
paleoecology, and biostratigraphy. Prerequisite: SYGN101.
GEOLOGY (II) Nature and origin of structural features of
3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 4 semester hours.
Earth’s crust emphasizing oil entrapment and control of ore
GEOL210. MATERIALS OF THE EARTH (II) Minerals,
deposition. Structural patterns and associations are discussed
rocks and fluids in the Earth, their physical properties and
in context of stress/strain and plate tectonic theories, using
economic applications. Processes of rock formation. Labora-
examples of North American deformed belts. Lab and field
tories stress the recognition and classification of minerals
projects in structural geometry, map air photo and cross sec-
and rocks and measurement of their physical properties.
tion interpretation, and structural analysis. Course required
Prerequisite: SYGN101. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab;
of all PEGN and MNGN students. Prerequisite: SYGN101.
3 semester hours.
2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
GEOL212. MINERALOGY (II) Introduction to crystallog-
GEOL309. STRUCTURAL GEOLOGY AND TECTONICS
raphy; crystal systems, classes. Chemical and physical prop-
(I) Recognition, habitat, and origin of deformational struc-
erties of minerals related to structure and composition.
tures related to stresses and strains (rock mechanics and
Occurrence and associations of minerals. Identification
microstructures) and modern tectonics. Structural develop-
of common minerals. Prerequisite: SYGN101, CHGN124.
ment of the Appalachian and Cordilleran systems. Compre-
2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
hensive laboratory projects use descriptive geometry, stereo-
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graphic projection, structural contours, map and air photo
Education credit does not count toward graduation except
interpretation, structural cross section and structural pattern
under special conditions.
analysis. Required of Geological and Geophysical Engi-
GEGN342. ENGINEERING GEOMORPHOLOGY (I)
neers. Prerequisite: SYGN101, GEOL201 and GEOL212
Study of interrelationships between internal and external
or GEOL210 or GPGN210. 3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab;
earth processes, geologic materials, time, and resulting land-
4 semester hours.
forms on the Earth’s surface. Influences of geomorphic
GEOL314. STRATIGRAPHY (II) Lectures and laboratory
processes on design of natural resource exploration pro-
and field exercises in concepts of stratigraphy and biostratig-
grams and siting and design of geotechnical and geohydro-
raphy, facies associations in various depositional environ-
logic projects. Laboratory analysis of geomorphic and geo-
ments, sedimentary rock sequences and geometries in sedi-
logic features utilizing maps, photo interpretation and field
mentary basins, and geohistory analysis of sedimentary
observations. Prerequisite: SYGN101. 2 hours lecture,
basins. Prerequisite: SYGN101, GEOL201. 3 hours lecture,
3 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
3 hours lab; 4 semester hours.
GEGN/GEOL398. SEMINAR IN GEOLOGY OR GEO-
GEOL315. SEDIMENTOLOGY AND STRATIGRAPHY (I)
LOGICAL ENGINEERING (I, II) Special topics classes
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 petroleum
GEOLOGY OR ENGINEERING HYDROGEOLOGY (I, II)
exploration and production stressed throughout the course.
Individual special studies, laboratory and/or field problems
Prerequisite: SYGN101. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab;
in geological engineering or engineering hydrogeology. Pre-
3 semester hours.
requisite: “Independent Study” form must be completed and
GEGN316. FIELD GEOLOGY (S) Six weeks of field work,
submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
stressing geology of the Southern Rocky Mountain Province.
GEOL399. INDEPENDENT STUDY IN GEOLOGY (I, II)
Measurement of stratigraphic sections. Mapping of igneous,
Individual special studies, laboratory and/or field problems
metamorphic, and sedimentary terrain using air photos, topo-
in geology. Prerequisite: “Independent Study” form must be
graphic maps, plane table, and other methods. Diversified
completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit;
individual problems in petroleum geology, mining geology,
1 to 6 semester hours.
engineering geology, structural geology, and stratigraphy.
Formal reports submitted on several problems. Frequent
Senior Year
evening lectures and discussion sessions. Field trips empha-
GEGN401. MINERAL DEPOSITS (I) Introductory presen-
size regional geology as well as mining, petroleum, and
tation of magmatic, hydrothermal, and sedimentary metallic
engineering projects. Prerequisite: GEOL201, GEOL314,
ore deposits. Chemical, petrologic, structural, and sedimen-
GEGN306 or GEGN307, GEOL309, and GEGN317.
tological processes that contribute to ore formation. Descrip-
6 semester hours (Field Term).
tion of classic deposits representing individual deposit types.
Review of exploration sequences. Laboratory consists of
GEGN317. GEOLOGIC FIELD METHODS (II) Methods
hand specimen study of host rock-ore mineral suites and
and techniques of geologic field observations and interpre-
mineral deposit evaluation problems. Prerequisite: GEGN316
tations. Lectures in field techniques and local geology.
and DCGN209. 3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 4 semester hours.
Laboratory and field project in diverse sedimentary, igneous,
metamorphic, structural, and surficial terrains using aerial
GEGN403. MINERAL EXPLORATION DESIGN (II)
photographs, topographic maps and compass and pace meth-
Exploration project design: commodity selection, target
ods. Geologic cross sections maps, and reports. Weekend
selection, genetic models, alternative exploration approaches
exercises required. Prerequisite to GEGN316. Prerequisite:
and associated costs, exploration models, property acquisi-
GEOL201, GEOL309 or GEOL308. Completion or concur-
tion, and preliminary economic evaluation. Lectures and lab-
rent enrollment in GEGN210 or GEGN306 or GEGN307
oratory exercises to simulate the entire exploration sequence
and GEOL314. 1 hour lecture, 8 hours field; 2 semester
from inception and planning through implementation to dis-
hours.
covery, with initial ore reserve calculations and preliminary
economic evaluation. Prerequisite: GEGN401 or concurrent
GEGN340. COOPERATIVE EDUCATION (I,II,S) Super-
enrollment. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
vised, full-time, engineering-related employment for a con-
tinuous six-month period (or its equivalent) in which specific
GEGN404. ORE MICROSCOPY/ FLUID INCLUSIONS
educational objectives are achieved. Prerequisite: Second
(II) Identification of ore minerals using reflected light
semester sophomore status and a cumulative grade-point
microscopy, micro-hardness, and reflectivity techniques.
average of at least 2.00. 1 to 3 semester hours. Cooperative
Petrographic analysis of ore textures and their significance.
Guided research on the ore mineralogy and ore textures of
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classic ore deposits. Prerequisites: GEGN 306, GEGN401,
GEGN467. GROUNDWATER ENGINEERING (I) Theory
or consent of instructor. 6 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
of groundwater occurrence and flow. Relation of ground-
GEGN405. MINERAL DEPOSITS (I) Physical and chemi-
water to surface water; potential distribution and flow;
cal characteristics and geologic and geographic setting of
theory of aquifer tests; water chemistry, water quality, and
magmatic, hydrothermal, and sedimentary metallic mineral
contaminant transport. Laboratory sessions on water budgets,
deposits from the aspects of genesis, exploration, and min-
water chemistry, properties of porous media, solutions to
ing. For non-majors. Prerequisite: GEOL210, GEOL308 or
hydraulic flow problems, analytical and digital models, and
concurrent enrollment. 2 hours lecture; 2 semester hours.
hydrogeologic interpretation. Prerequisite: mathematics
through calculus and MACS315, GEOL309, GEOL315, and
GEGN438. PETROLEUM GEOLOGY (I) Source rocks,
EGGN351, or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture, 3 hours
reservoir rocks, types of traps, temperature and pressure con-
lab; 4 semester hours.
ditions of the reservoir, theories of origin and accumulation
of petroleum, geology of major petroleum fields and
GEGN468. ENGINEERING GEOLOGY AND GEOTECH-
provinces of the world, and methods of exploration for
NICS (I) Application of geology to evaluation of construc-
petroleum. Term report required. Laboratory consists of
tion, mining, and environmental projects such as dams, water-
study of well log analysis, stratigraphic correlation, produc-
ways, tunnels, highways, bridges, buildings, mine design,
tion mapping, hydrodynamics and exploration exercises.
and land-based waste disposal facilities. Design projects
Prerequisite: GEOL309 and GEOL314; GEGN316 or
including field, laboratory, and computer analyses are an
GPGN386 or PEGN316. 3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab;
important part of the course. Prerequisite: MNGN321 and
4 semester hours.
concurrent enrollment in EGGN461/EGGN463 or consent
of instructor. 3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab, 4 semester hours.
GEGN/GPGN/PEGN439. MULTI-DISCIPLINARY
PETROLEUM DESIGN (II) This is a multi-disciplinary
GEGN469. ENGINEERING GEOLOGY DESIGN (II) This
design course that integrates fundamentals and design con-
is a capstone design course that emphasizes realistic engi-
cepts in geological, geophysical, and petroleum engineering.
neering geologic/geotechnics projects. Lecture time is used
Students work in integrated teams from each of the disci-
to introduce projects and discussions of methods and pro-
plines. Open-ended design problems are assigned including
cedures for project work. Several major projects will be
the development of a prospect in an exploration play and
assigned and one to two field trips will be required. Students
a detailed engineering field study. Detailed reports are
work as individual investigators and in teams. Final written
required for the prospect evaluation and engineering field
design reports and oral presentations are required. Prerequi-
study. Prerequisite: GE Majors: GEOL308 or GEOL309,
site: GEGN468 or equivalent. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab;
GEGN438, GEGN316; PE majors: PEGN316, PEGN414,
3 semester hours.
PEGN422, PEGN423, PEGN424 (or concurrent) GEOL308;
GEGN470. GROUND-WATER ENGINEERING DESIGN
GP Majors: GPGN302 and GPGN303. 2 hours lecture;
(II) Application of the principles of hydrogeology and
3 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
ground-water engineering to water supply, geotechnical, or
GEGN442. ADVANCED ENGINEERING GEOMOR-
water quality problems involving the design of well fields,
PHOLOGY (II) Application of quantitative geomorphic
drilling programs, and/or pump tests. Engineering reports,
techniques to engineering problems. Map interpretation,
complete with specifications, analyses, and results, will be
photo interpretation, field observations, computer modeling,
required. Prerequisite: GEGN467 or equivalent or consent
and GIS analysis methods. Topics include: coastal engineer-
of instructor. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
ing, fluvial processes, river engineering, controlling water
GEGN473. GEOLOGICAL ENGINEERING SITE INVES-
and wind erosion, permafrost engineering. Multi-week
TIGATION (II) Methods of field investigation, testing, and
design projects and case studies. Prerequisite: GEGN342
monitoring for geotechnical and hazardous waste sites,
and GEGN468, or graduate standing; GEGN475/575 recom-
including: drilling and sampling methods, sample logging,
mended. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
field testing methods, instrumentation, trench logging, foun-
GEGN466. GROUNDWATER ENGINEERING (I) Theory
dation inspection, engineering stratigraphic column and
of groundwater occurrence and flow. Relation of ground-
engineering soils map construction. Projects will include
water to surface; potential distribution and flow; theory of
technical writing for investigations (reports, memos, pro-
aquifer tests; water chemistry, water quality, and contami-
posals, workplans). Class will culminate in practice conduct-
nant transport. Laboratory sessions on water budgets, water
ing simulated investigations (using a computer simulator).
chemistry, properties of porous media, solutions to hydraulic
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
flow problems, analytical and digital models, and hydrogeo-
GEGN475. APPLICATIONS OF GEOGRAPHIC INFOR-
logic interpretation. Prerequisite: mathematics through cal-
MATION SYSTEMS (I) An introduction to Geographic
culus and MACS315, GEOL309, GEOL315, and EGGN351,
Information Systems (GIS) and their applications to all areas
or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture, 3 semester hours.
of geology and geological engineering. Lecture topics include:
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principles of GIS, data structures, digital elevation models,
Oceanography
data input and verification, data analysis and spatial model-
GEOC407. ATMOSPHERE, WEATHER AND CLIMATE
ing, data quality and error propagation, methods of GIS proj-
(II) An introduction to the Earth’s atmosphere and its role
ects, as well as video presentations. Prerequisite: SYGN101.
in weather patterns and long term climate. Provides basic
2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
understanding of origin and evolution of the atmosphere,
GEGN476. DESKTOP MAPPING APPLICATIONS FOR
Earth’s heat budget, global atmospheric circulation and
PROJECT DATA MANAGEMENT (I,II) Conceptual
modern climatic zones. Long- and short-term climate change
overview and hands-on experience with a commercial desk-
including paleoclimatology, the causes of glacial periods
top mapping system. Display, analysis, and presentation
and global warming, and the depletion of the ozone layer.
mapping functions; familiarity with the software compo-
Causes and effects of volcanic eruptions on climate, El Nino,
nents, including graphical user interface (GUI); methods for
acid rain, severe thunderstorms, tornadoes, hurricanes, and
handling different kinds of information; organization and
avalanches are also discussed. Microclimates and weather
storage of project documents. Use of raster and vector data
patterns common in Colorado. Prerequisite: Completion of
in an integrated environment; basic raster concepts; introduc-
CSM freshman technical core, or equivalent. 3 hours lecture;
tion to GIS models, such as hill shading and cost/distance
3 semester hours. Offered alternate years; Spring 2003.
analysis. Prerequisite: No previous knowledge of desktop
GEOC408. INTRODUCTION TO OCEANOGRAPHY (II)
mapping or GIS technology assumed. Some computer expe-
An introduction to the scientific study of the oceans, includ-
rience in operating within a Windows environment recom-
ing chemistry, physics, geology, biology, geophysics, and
mended. 1 hour lecture; 1 semester hour
mineral resources of the marine environment. Lectures from
GEGN481. ADVANCED HYDROGEOLOGY (I) Lectures,
pertinent disciplines are included. Recommended background:
assigned readings, and discussions concerning the theory,
basic college courses in chemistry, geology, mathematics,
measurement, and estimation of ground water parameters,
and physics. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours. Offered
fractured-rock flow, new or specialized methods of well
alternate years; Spring 2002.
hydraulics and pump tests, tracer methods, and well con-
struction design. Design of well tests in variety of settings.
Prerequisites: GEGN467 or consent of instructor. 3 hours
lecture; 3 semester hours.
GEGN483. MATHEMATICAL MODELING OF GROUND-
WATER SYSTEMS (II) Lectures, assigned readings, and
direct computer experience concerning the fundamentals and
applications of analytical and finite-difference solutions to
ground water flow problems as well as an introduction to
inverse modeling. Design of computer models to solve
ground water problems. Prerequisites: Familiarity with com-
puters, mathematics through differential and integral calcu-
lus, 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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department head for evaluation as a special topics course. If
Freshman/Sophomore Year
selected, the course can be taught only once under the 298
GPGN198. SPECIAL TOPICS IN GEOPHYSICS (I, II)
title before becoming a part of the regular curriculum under
New topics in geophysics. Each member of the academic
a new course number and title. Prerequisite: Consent of
faculty is invited to submit a prospectus of the course to the
department. Credit - variable, 1 to 6 hours.
department head for evaluation as a special topics course. If
GPGN299 GEOPHYSICAL INVESTIGATION (I, II)
selected, the course can be taught only once under the 198
Individual project; instrument design, data interpretation,
title before becoming part of the regular curriculum under a
problem analysis, or field survey. Prerequisites: Consent of
new course number and title. Prerequisite: Consent of
department and “Independent Study” form must be complet-
department. Credit – variable, 1 to 6 hours.
ed and submitted to the Registrar. Credit dependent upon
GPGN199. GEOPHYSICAL INVESTIGATION (I, II)
nature and extent of project, not to exceed 6 semester hours.
Individual project; instrument design, data interpretation,
Junior Year
problem analysis, or field survey. Prerequisites: Consent
GPGN302. SEISMIC METHODS I: INTRODUCTION TO
of department and “Independent Study” form must be com-
SEISMIC METHODS (II) (WI) This is an introductory
pleted and submitted to the Registrar. Credit dependent upon
study of seismic methods for imaging the Earth’s subsurface,
nature and extent of project, not to exceed 6 semester hours.
with emphasis on reflection seismic exploration. Starting
GPGN210. MATERIALS OF THE EARTH (II) (WI)
with the history and development of seismic exploration, the
Introduction to the physical and chemical properties and
course proceeds through an overview of methods for acquisi-
processes in naturally occurring materials. Combination of
tion of seismic data in land, marine, and transitional environ-
elements to become gases, liquids and solids (minerals), and
ments. Underlying theoretical concepts, including working
aggregation of fluids and minerals to become rocks and
initially with traveltime equations for simple subsurface
soils. Basic material properties that describe the occurrence
geometries, are used to introduce general issues in seismic
of matter such as crystal structure, density, and porosity.
data processing, as well as the nature of seismic data inter-
Properties relating to simple processes of storage and trans-
pretation. The course introduces basic concepts, mathemat-
port through the diffusion equation (such as Fick’s, Ohm’s,
ics, and physics of seismic wave propagation (including deri-
Hooke’s, Fourier’s, and Darcy’s Laws) as exhibited in elec-
vation of the one-dimensional acoustic wave equation and its
tric, magnetic, elastic, mechanical, thermal, and fluid flow
solution in multi-layered media), emphasizing similarities
properties. Coupled processes (osmosis, electromagnetic,
with the equations and physics that underlie all geophysical
nuclear magnetic relaxation). The necessity to statistically
methods. Using analysis of seismometry as a first example
describe properties of rocks and soils. Multiphase mixing
of linear time-invariant systems, the course brings Fourier
theories, methods of modeling and predicting properties.
theory and filter theory to life through demonstrations of
Inferring past processes acting on rocks from records left in
their immense power in large-scale processing of seismic
material properties. Environmental influences from tempera-
data to improve signal-to-noise ratio and ultimately the
ture, pressure, time and chemistry. Consequences of nonlin-
accuracy of seismic images of the Earth’s subsurface.
earity, anisotropy, heterogeneity and scale. Prerequisites:
Prerequisites: PHGN200, MACS213, MACS315, and
PHGN200 and MACS112, or consent of instructor. 3 hours
GPGN210, GPGN249, or consent of instructor. 3 hours
lecture, 3 hours lab; 4 semester hours.
lecture, 3 hours lab; 4 semester hours.
GPGN249. APPLIED MATHEMATICS FOR GEOPHYSI-
GPGN303. GRAVITY AND MAGNETIC METHODS (I)
CISTS (II) The course bridges the gap between skills acquired
Introduction to land, airborne, oceanographic, and borehole
in mathematical courses and in skills required in advanced
gravity and magnetic exploration. Reduction of observed
geophysical courses. Moreover, it links both to the physical
gravity and magnetic values. Theory of potential-field
phenomena they represent and their importance in geophysical
anomalies introduced by geologic distributions. Methods
applications. The course reviews mathematical topics such as
and limitations of interpretations. Prerequisites: PHGN200,
vector algebra and calculus; line, surface, and volume inte-
MACS213, MACS315, and GPGN210, GPGN249, or con-
grals; complex variables; series; sequences; Fourier series and
sent of instructor. 3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 4 semester
integrals, and gives examples of how these concepts are used
hours.
for acoustic and electromagnetic wave propagation, magnetic
GPGN306. LINEAR SYSTEMS (I) Beginning with simple
and electrical fields, and spectral analysis. Prerequisites:
linear systems of coupled elements (springs and masses or
MACS213, PHGN200, and concurrent enrollment in
electrical circuits, for instance) we study linearity, superposi-
MACS315. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
tion, damping, resonance and normal modes. As the number
GPGN298. SPECIAL TOPICS IN GEOPHYSICS (I, II)
of elements increases we end up with the wave equation,
New topics in geophysics. Each member of the academic
which leads, via separation of variables, to the first signs
faculty is invited to submit a prospectus of the course to the
of Fourier series. One of the unifying mathematical themes
in this course is orthogonal decomposition, which we first
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encounter in the comfort of finite dimensional vector spaces
specialists must address so that they may understand how
associated with springs and masses. But the idea extends
each affects the design and outcome of geophysical investi-
naturally to infinite dimensional spaces where it appears as
gations. Students learn to use and understand the range of
a Fourier series. The course culminates in an exposition of
applicability of a variety of surveying methods, learn the
Fourier series, integrals and transforms, both discrete and
tools and techniques used in geological field mapping and
continuous. Throughout, these ideas are motivated by and
interpretation, and explore the logistical and permitting
applied to current geophysical problems such as normal
issues directly related to geophysical field investigations.
mode seismology, acoustic wave propagation and spectral
Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in GEOL309, or consent
analysis of time series. In addition to the lectures, there will
of instructor 6 hours lab, 2 semester hours
be classroom and laboratory demonstrations, and all students
GPGN320. ELEMENTS OF CONTINUUM MECHANICS
will complete a variety of computer exercises, using pack-
AND WAVE PROPAGATION (I) Introduction to continuum
ages such as Mathematica and Matlab. Prerequisites:
mechanics and elastic wave propagation with an emphasis
PHGN200, MACS213, and MACS315, or consent of
on principles and results important in seismology and earth
instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
sciences in general. Topics include a brief overview of ele-
GPGN308. INTRODUCTION TO ELECTRICAL AND
mentary mechanics, stress and strain, Hooke’s law, notions
ELECTROMAGNETIC METHODS (II) This is an introduc-
of geostatic pressure and isostacy, fluid flow and Navier-
tory course on electrical and electromagnetic methods for
stokes equation. Basic discussion of the wave equation for
subsurface exploration. The course begins with a review of
elastic media, plane wave and their reflection/transmission
the factors influencing the electrical properties of rocks.
at interfaces. Prerequisites: MACS213, PHGN200. 3 hours
Methods to be discussed are electrical methods with various
lecture; 3 semester hours.
electrode arrays for profiling and soundings, and ground and
GPGN321. THEORY OF FIELDS I: STATIC FIELDS (I)
airborne electromagnetic methods using both natural (e.g.
Introduction to the theory of gravitational, magnetic, and
the magnetotelluric method) and man-made (e.g. the time
electrical fields encountered in geophysics. Emphasis on the
domain method) sources for electromagnetic fields. Other
mathematical and physical foundations of the various phe-
techniques reviewed are self-potential, induced polarization
nomena and the similarities and differences in the various
and ground penetrating radar. The discussion of each method
field properties. Physical laws governing the behavior of the
includes a treatise of the principles, instrumentation, proce-
gravitational, electric, and magnetic fields. Systems of equa-
dures of data acquisition, analyses, and interpretation. These
tions of these fields. Boundary value problems. Uniqueness
various methods are employed in geotechnical and environ-
theorem. Influence of a medium on field behavior. Prerequi-
mental engineering and resources exploration (base and pre-
sites: PHGN200, MACS213, and MACS315, and concurrent
cious metals, industrial minerals, geothermal and hydrocar-
enrollment in GPGN249 or consent of instructor. 3 hours
bons). The laboratory will focus on demonstrating various
lecture; 3 semester hours.
methods in the field, and working through case histories.
Prerequisites: PHGN200, MACS213, MACS315, GPGN210,
GPGN322. THEORY OF FIELDS II: TIME-VARYING
GPGN249, and GPGN321, or consent of instructor. 3 hours
FIELDS (II) Constant electric field. Coulomb’s law. System
lecture, 3 hours lab; 4 semester hours.
of equations of the constant electric field. Stationary electric
field and the direct current in a conducting medium. Ohm’s
GPGN311. SURVEY OF EXPLORATION GEOPHYSICS
law. Principle of charge conservation. Sources of electric field
(I) The fundamentals of geophysical exploration are taught
in a conducting medium. Electromotive force. Resistance.
through the use of a series of computer simulations and field
System of equations of the stationary electric field. The
exercises. Students explore the physics underlying each geo-
magnetic field, caused by constant currents. Biot-Savart
physical method, design geophysical surveys, prepare and
law. The electromagnetic induction. Faraday’s law. Pre-
submit formal bids to clients contracting the work, and col-
requisite: GPGN321, or consent of instructor. 3 hours
lect, process, and interpret the resulting data. Emphasis is
lecture; 3 semester hours.
placed on understanding the processes used in designing and
interpreting the results of geophysical exploration surveys.
GPGN340. COOPERATIVE EDUCATION (I, II, S)
Prior exposure to computer applications such as web
Supervised, full-time, engineering-related employment for
browsers, spreadsheets, and word processors is helpful.
a continuous six-month period (or its equivalent) in which
Prerequisites: MACS213, PHGN200, and SYGN101.
specific educational objectives are achieved. Prerequisite:
3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 4 semester hours.
Second semester sophomore status and a cumulative grade-
point average of 2.00. 0 to 3 semester hours. Cooperative
GPGN315. SUPPORTING GEOPHYSICAL FIELD
Education credit does not count toward graduation except
INVESTIGATIONS (II) Prior to conducting a geophysical
under special conditions.
investigation, geophysicists often need input from related
specialists such as geologists, surveyors, and land-men.
GPGN398. SPECIAL TOPICS IN GEOPHYSICS (I, II)
Students are introduced to the issues that each of these
New topics in geophysics. Each member of the academic
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faculty is invited to submit a prospectus of the course to the
groundwater. Laboratory work with scale and mathematical
department head for evaluation as a special topics course. If
models coupled with field work over areas of known geol-
selected, the course can be taught only once under the 398
ogy. Prerequisite: GPGN308, or consent of instructor.
title before becoming a part of the regular curriculum under
3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 4 semester hours.
a new course number and title. Prerequisite: Consent of
GPGN432. FORMATION EVALUATION (II) The basics
department. Credit-variable, 1 to 6 hours.
of core analyses and the principles of all common borehole
GPGN399. GEOPHYSICAL INVESTIGATION (I, II)
instruments are reviewed. The course teaches interpretation
Individual project; instrument design, data interpretation,
methods that combine the measurements of various borehole
problem analysis, or field survey. Prerequisites: Consent
instruments to determine rock properties such as porosity,
of department and “Independent Study” form must be com-
permeability, hydrocarbon saturation, water salinity, ore
pleted and submitted to the Registrar. Credit dependent upon
grade and ash content. The impact of these parameters on
nature and extent of project, not to exceed 6 semester hours.
reserve estimates of hydrocarbon reservoirs and mineral
Senior Year
accumulations is demonstrated. Geophysical topics such as
GPGN404. DIGITAL SIGNAL ANALYSIS (I) The funda-
vertical seismic profiling, single well and cross-well seismic
mentals of one-dimensional digital signal processing as
are emphasized in this course, while formation testing, and
applied to geophysical investigations are studied. Students
cased hole logging are covered in GPGN419/PEGN419 pre-
explore the mathematical background and practical conse-
sented in the fall. The laboratory provides on-line course
quences of the sampling theorem, convolution, deconvolu-
material and hands-on computer log evaluation exercises.
tion, the Z and Fourier transforms, windows, and filters.
Prerequisites: MACS315, GPGN249, GPGN302, GPGN303
Emphasis is placed on applying the knowledge gained in
and GPGN308. 2 hours lecture, 2 hours lab; 3 semester
lecture to exploring practical signal processing issues. This
hours. Only one of the two courses GPGN432 and
is done through homework and in-class practicum assign-
GPGN419/PEGN419 can be taken for credit.
ments requiring the programming and testing of algorithms
GPGN438. GEOPHYSICS PROJECT DESIGN (I, II) (WI)
discussed in lecture. Prerequisites: MACS213, MACS315,
Complementary design course for geophysics restricted elec-
GPGN249, and GPGN306, or consent of instructor.
tive course(s). Application of engineering design principles
Knowledge of a computer programming language is
to geophysics through advanced work, individual in charac-
assumed. 2 hours lecture; 2 hours lab, 3 semester hours.
ter, leading to an engineering report or senior thesis and oral
GPGN414. ADVANCED GRAVITY AND MAGNETIC
presentation thereof. Choice of design project is to be
METHODS (II) Instrumentation for land surface, borehole,
arranged between student and individual faculty member who
sea floor, sea surface, and airborne operations. Reduction of
will serve as an advisor, subject to department head approval.
observed gravity and magnetic values. Theory of potential
Prerequisites: GPGN302, GPGN303, GPGN308, and com-
field effects of geologic distributions. Methods and limita-
pletion of or concurrent enrollment in geophysics method
tions of interpretation. Prerequisite: GPGN303, or consent
courses in the general topic area of the project design. Credit
of instructor. 3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 4 semester hours.
variable, 1 to 3 hours. Course can be retaken once.
GPGN419/PEGN419. WELL LOG ANALYSIS AND FOR-
GPGN439. GEOPHYSICS PROJECT DESIGN (II)
MATION EVALUATION (I, II) The basics of core analyses
GEGN439/PEGN439. MULTI-DISCIPLINARY PETRO-
and the principles of all common borehole instruments are
LEUM DESIGN (II) This is a multidisciplinary design
reviewed. The course shows (computer) interpretation meth-
course that integrates fundamentals and design concepts
ods that combine the measurements of various borehole
in geological, geophysical, and petroleum engineering.
instruments to determine rock properties such as porosity,
Students work in integrated teams consisting of students
permeability, hydrocarbon saturation, water salinity, ore grade,
from each of the disciplines. Multiple open-end design
ash content, mechanical strength, and acoustic velocity. The
problems in oil and gas exploration and field development,
impact of these parameters on reserves estimates of hydrocar-
including the development of a prospect in an exploration
bon reservoirs and mineral accumulations are demonstrated.
play and a detailed engineering field study, are assigned.
In spring semesters, vertical seismic profiling, single well and
Several detailed written and oral presentations are made
cross-well seismic are reviewed. In the fall semester, topics
throughout the semester. Project economics including risk
like formation testing, and cased hole logging are covered.
analysis are an integral part of the course. Prerequisites: GP
Prerequisites: MACS315, GPGN249, GPGN302, GPGN303,
majors: GPGN302 and GPGN303. GE Majors: GEOL308
GPGN308. 3 hours lecture, 2 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
or GEOL309, GEGN316, GEGN438. PE majors: PEGN316,
PEGN414, PEGN422, PEGN423, PEGN424 (or concurrent).
GPGN422. ADVANCED ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRO-
2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
MAGNETIC METHODS (I) In-depth study of the applica-
tion of electrical and electromagnetic methods to crustal
GPGN452. ADVANCED SEISMIC METHODS (I)
studies, minerals exploration, oil and gas exploration, and
Historical survey. Propagation of body and surface waves
in elastic media; transmission and reflection at single and
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multiple interfaces; energy relationships; attenuation factors;
Liberal Arts and International Studies
data processing (including velocity interpretation, stacking,
Humanities (LIHU)
and migration); and interpretation techniques. Acquisition,
LIHU100. NATURE AND HUMAN VALUES (NHV)
processing, and interpretation of laboratory model data;
Nature and Human Values will focus on diverse views and
seismic processing using an interactive workstation.
critical questions concerning traditional and contemporary
Prerequisites: GPGN302 and concurrent enrollment in
issues linking the quality of human life and Nature, and their
GPGN404, or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture, 3 hours
interdependence. The course will examine various discipli-
lab; 4 semester hours.
nary and interdisciplinary approaches regarding two major
GPGN486. GEOPHYSICS FIELD CAMP (S) Introduction
questions: 1) How has Nature affected the quality of human
to geological and geophysical field methods. The program
life and the formulation of human values and ethics?
includes exercises in geological surveying, stratigraphic sec-
(2) How have human actions, values, and ethics affected
tion measurements, geological mapping, and interpretation
Nature? These issues will use cases and examples taken
of geological observations. Students conduct geophysical
from across time and cultures. Themes will include but are
surveys related to the acquisition of seismic, gravity, mag-
not limited to population, natural resources, stewardship of
netic, and electrical observations. Students participate in
the Earth, and the future of human society. This is a writing-
designing the appropriate geophysical surveys, acquiring the
intensive course that will provide instruction and practice in
observations, reducing the observations, and interpreting
both expository and technical writing, using the disciplines
these observations in the context of the geological model
and perspectives of the humanities and social sciences.
defined from the geological surveys. Prerequisites: GEOL309,
4 hours lecture/recitation; 4 semester hours.
GEOL314, GPGN302, GPGN303, GPGN308, GPGN315 or
LIHU198. SPECIAL TOPICS IN HUMANITIES (I, II) Pilot
consent of instructor. Up to 6 weeks field; up to 6 semester
course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special
hours, minimum 4 hours
interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is
GPGN494. PHYSICS OF THE EARTH (II) (WI) Students
offered only once. Prerequisite: Instructor consent. Variable
will explore the fundamental observations from which physi-
credit: 1 to 6 semester hours.
cal and mathematical inferences can be made regarding the
LIHU298. SPECIAL TOPICS IN HUMANITIES (I, II) Pilot
Earth’s origin, structure, and evolution. These observations
course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special
include traditional geophysical observations (e.g., seismic,
interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is
gravity, magnetic, and radioactive) in addition to geochemi-
offered only once. Prerequisite: Instructor consent. Variable
cal, nucleonic, and extraterrestrial observations. Emphasis is
credit: 1 to 6 semester hours.
placed on not only cataloging the available data sets, but on
developing and testing quantitative models to describe these
LIHU300. THE JOURNEY MOTIF IN MODERN LITERA-
disparate data sets. Prerequisites: GEOL201, GPGN249,
TURE This course will explore the notion that life is a jour-
GPGN302, GPGN303, GPGN306, GPGN308, PHGN200,
ney, be it a spiritual one to discover one’s self or geographi-
and MACS315, or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture;
cal one to discover other lands and other people. The explo-
3 semester hours.
ration will rely on the major literary genres—drama, fiction,
and poetry—and include authors such as Twain, Hurston,
GPGN498. SPECIAL TOPICS IN GEOPHYSICS (I, II)
Kerouac, Whitman, and Cormac McCarthy. A discussion
New topics in geophysics. Each member of the academic
course. Prerequisite: LIHU100. Prerequisite or corequisite:
faculty is invited to submit a prospectus of the course to the
SYGN200. 3 hours lecture/discussion; 3 semester hours.
department head for evaluation as a special topics course. If
selected, the course can be taught only once under the 498
LIHU301. WRITING FICTION Students will write weekly
title before becoming a part of the regular curriculum under
exercises and read their work for the pleasure and edification
a new course number and title. Prerequisite: Consent of
of the class. The midterm in this course will be the produc-
department. Credit-variable, 1 to 6 hours.
tion of a short story. The final will consist of a completed,
revised short story. The best of these works may be printed
GPGN499. GEOPHYSICAL INVESTIGATION (I, II)
in a future collection. Prerequisite: LIHU100. Prerequisite or
Individual project; instrument design, data interpretation,
corequisite: SYGN200. 3 hours lecture/discussion; 3 semes-
problem analysis, or field survey. Prerequisite: Consent
ter hours.
of department, and “Independent Study” form must be com-
pleted and submitted to the Registrar. Credit dependent upon
LIHU325. INTRODUCTION TO ETHICS A general intro-
nature and extent of project, not to exceed 6 semester hours.
duction to ethics that explores its analytic and historical tradi-
tions. Reference will commonly be made to one or more sig-
nificant texts by such moral philosophers as Plato, Aristotle,
Augustine, Thomas Aquinas, Kant, John Stuart Mill, and
others. Prerequisite: LIHU100. Prerequisite or corequisite:
SYGN200. 3 hours lecture/discussion; 3 semester hours.
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LIHU330. WESTERN CIVILIZATION SINCE THE
America. Prerequisite: LIHU100. Prerequisite or corequisite:
RENAISSANCE Major historical trends in Western civi-
SYGN200. 3 hours lecture/discussion; 3 semester hours.
lization since the Renaissance. This course provides a broad
LIHU375. PATTERNS OF AMERICAN CULTURE A sur-
understanding of the historical events, issues, and personali-
vey of American cultural history through an examination of
ties which shaped contemporary Western civilization. Pre-
significant works of literature and of social and intellectual
requisite: LIHU100. Prerequisite or corequisite: SYGN200.
history. Works chosen may vary from year to year, but the
3 hours lecture/discussion; 3 semester hours.
goal of the course will remain constant: the understanding
LIHU334. LITERARY HERITAGE OF THE WESTERN
of those cultural aspects that help to define America. Pre-
WORLD A study of representative works that have con-
requisite: LIHU100. Prerequisite or corequisite: SYGN200.
tributed significantly to the literary heritage of Western civi-
3 hours lecture/discussion; 3 semester hours.
lization. Selections read from various genres (drama, fiction,
LIHU398. SPECIAL TOPICS IN HUMANITIES (I, II) Pilot
poetry, essay) range in time from ancient Greece to the
course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special
present. Prerequisite: LIHU100. Prerequisite or corequisite:
interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is
SYGN200. 3 hours lecture/discussion; 3 semester hours.
offered only once. Prerequisite: Instructor consent. Prerequi-
LIHU339. MUSICAL TRADITIONS OF THE WESTERN
site or corequisite: SYGN200. Variable credit: 1 to 6 hours.
WORLD An introduction to music of the Western world
Note: Students enrolling in 400-level courses are
from its beginnings to the present. Prerequisite: LIHU100.
required to have senior standing or permission of instructor.
Prerequisite or corequisite: SYGN200. 3 hours lecture/
discussion; 3 semester hours.
LIHU401. THE AMERICAN DREAM: ILLUSION OR
REALITY? This seminar will examine ‘that elusive phrase,
LIHU350. HISTORY OF WAR History of War looks at war
the American dream,’ and ask what it meant to the pioneers
primarily as a significant human activity in the history of the
in the New World, how it withered, and whether it has been
Western World since the times of Greece and Rome to the
revived. The concept will be critically scrutinized within cul-
present. The causes, strategies, results, and costs of various
tural contexts. The study will rely on the major genres of fic-
wars will be covered, with considerable focus on important
tion, drama, and poetry, but will venture into biography and
military and political leaders as well as on noted historians
autobiography, and will range from Thoreau’s Walden to
and theoreticians. The course is primarily a lecture course
Kerouac’s On the Road and Boyle’s Budding Prospects.
with possible group and individual presentations as class
Prerequisite: LIHU100. Prerequisite or corequisite:
size permits. Tests will be both objective and essay types.
SYGN200. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
Prerequisite: LIHU 100. Prerequisite or corequisite:
SYGN200. 3 hours lecture/discussion; 3 semester hours.
LIHU402. HEROES AND ANTIHEROES: A TRAGIC
VIEW This course features heroes and antiheroes (average
LIHU360. HISTORY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY:
folks, like most of us), but because it is difficult to be heroic
BEGINNING TO 1500 Topics include: technology of hunt-
unless there are one or more villains lurking in the shadows,
ing and gathering societies, the development of agriculture,
there will have to be an Iago or Caesar or a politician or a
writing, metallurgy, astronomy, mathematics; Roman archi-
member of the bureaucracy to overcome. Webster’s defines
tecture and civil engineering, the role of technology in the
heroic as ‘exhibiting or marked by courage and daring.’
development of complex societies in the Near East and
Courage and daring are not confined to the battlefield, of
Mediterranean areas, Medieval military and agricultural
course. One can find them in surprising places—in the com-
technology and the rise of feudalism; the movement of the
munity (Ibsen’s Enemy of the People), in the psychiatric
economic center of Europe from the Mediterranean to the
ward (Kesey’s One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest), in the
North Sea. Includes some discussion of archaeological
military (Heller’s Catch-22), on the river (Twain’s The
method including excavation techniques and dating methods.
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn or in a “bachelor pad”
Requires a 15-25 page analytical annotated bibliography
(Simon’s Last of the Red Hot Lovers). Prerequisite: LIHU100.
or research paper, a 10-15 minute oral presentation, and a
Prerequisite or corequisite: SYGN200. 3 hours seminar;
2-hour take-home exam. Prerequisite: LIHU100. Prerequi-
3 semester hours.
site or corequisite: SYGN200. 3 hours lecture/discussion;
3 semester hours.
LIHU403. MYTHOLOGY This course is designed to give
students a familiarity with important Greek myths, especially
LIHU 362. ENGINEERING CULTURES This course seeks
in terms of their imaginative and dramatic appeal. Consider-
to improve students’ abilities to understand and assess engi-
ations regarding the nature of that appeal will provide means
neering problem solving from different cultural, political,
for addressing the social function of myth, which is a central
and historical perspectives. An exploration, by comparison
issue for the course. The class will also examine various
and contrast, of engineering cultures in such settings as
issues of anthropological and philosophical significance
20th century United States, Japan, former Soviet Union
pertaining to the understanding of myth, including the issue
and present-day Russia, Europe, Southeast Asia, and Latin
of whether science is a form of myth. The final assignment
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will provide an opportunity to address either Greek or non-
special interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the
Greek myth. Prerequisite: LIHU100. Prerequisite or corequi-
course is offered only once. Prerequisite: Instructor consent.
site: SYGN200. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
Prerequisite or corequisite: SYGN200. Variable credit: 1 to
LIHU404. TRANSCENDENT VISION Imagination can take
6 semester hours.
us beyond the limits imposed by conventional mechanistic
LIHU499. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Individual
thinking about life and the universe. Spiritual vision can
research or special problem projects supervised by a faculty
reveal a living universe of great power, beauty, and intrinsic
member. For students who have completed their LAIS
value. Yet people accept existence in a world supposedly
requirements. Instructor consent required. Prerequisite:
built out of dead matter. To transcend ordinary experience,
“Independent Study” form must be completed and submitted
we must set out on an adventure, a journey into new and
to the registrar. Prerequisite or corequisite: SYGN200.
strange worlds. Works of imaginative literature provide gate-
Variable credit: 1 to 6 hours.
ways to new worlds in which the universe is a transcendent
Systems (SYGN)
experience that gives full meaning to existence. This course
SYGN200. HUMAN SYSTEMS This is a pilot course in the
explores ideas and images of the universe as a revelation of
CSM core curriculum that articulates with LIHU100, Nature
transcendent value. A major issue considered in the course is
and Human Values, and with the other systems courses.
the implication of comparing European and Native American
Human Systems is an interdisciplinary historical examina-
world views. Prerequisite: LIHU100. Prerequisite or corequi-
tion of key systems created by humans—namely, political,
site: SYGN200. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours
economic, social, and cultural institutions—as they have
LIHU470. BECOMING AMERICAN: LITERARY PER-
evolved worldwide from the inception of the modern era
SPECTIVES This course will explore the increasing hetero-
(ca. 1500) to the present. This course embodies an elabora-
geneity of U.S. society by examining the immigration and
tion of these human systems as introduced in their environ-
assimilation experience of Americans from Europe, Africa,
mental context in Nature and Human Values and will refer-
Latin America, and Asia as well as Native Americans.
ence themes and issues explored therein. It also demon-
Primary sources and works of literature will provide the
strates the cross-disciplinary applicability of the ‘systems’
media for examining these phenomena. In addition, Arthur
concept. Assignments will give students continued practice
Schlesinger, Jr.’s thesis about the ‘unifying ideals and com-
in writing. Prerequisite: LIHU100. 3 hours lecture/discussion;
mon culture’ that have allowed the United States to absorb
3 semester hours.
immigrants from every corner of the globe under the umbrella
Social Sciences (LISS)
of individual freedom, and the various ways in which Amer-
LISS198. SPECIAL TOPICS IN SOCIAL SCIENCE (I, II)
icans have attempted to live up to the motto ‘e pluribus
Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from
unum’ will also be explored. Prerequisite: LIHU100.
special interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the
Prerequisite or corequisite: SYGN200. 3 hours seminar;
course is offered only once. Prerequisite: Instructor consent.
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
hours. Open to ROTC students or by permission of the
the social behavior and cultural development of man. Pre-
LAIS Division.
requisite: 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 envi-
these will be four or five of the most common religions:
ronmental 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), analy-
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sis of material culture and the role it plays in religion, and
the developed North and the developing South. Prerequisite:
other disciplines and methodologies. We will look at the
LIHU100. Prerequisite or corequisite: SYGN200. 3 hours
question of objectivity; is it possible to be objective? We
lecture/discussion; 3 semester hours.
will approach this methodological question using the con-
LISS351. THE HISTORY OF EASTERN EUROPE AND
cept “standpoint.” For selected readings, films, and your
RUSSIA SINCE 1914 The course will trace the develop-
own writings, we will analyze what the “standpoint” is.
ments in Eastern Europe and Russia from 1914 to the
Prerequisite: LIHU 100. Prerequisite or corequisite:
present, with emphasis on the development of communism,
SYGN200. 3 hours lecture/discussion; 3 semester hours
World War II, the Cold War, the fall of communism, and the
LISS320. THE PSYCHOLOGY OF HUMAN PROBLEM-
resulting efforts to democratize the former communist states.
SOLVING Introduction to, and study of, basic concepts
Countries covered will include Russia, Poland, Hungary, the
relating to self-development, group interactions, and
Czech Republic, Slovakia, Romania, Bulgaria, Albania,
interpersonal skills. Prerequisite: LIHU100. Prerequisite
Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia, Macedonia, and Serbia/Montenegro.
or corequisite: SYGN200. 3 hours lecture/discussion;
The course is primarily lecture, with opportunities for indi-
3 semester hours.
vidual and group presentations and papers. Tests will be both
LISS330. MANAGING CULTURAL DIFFERENCES
objective and essay. Prerequisite: LIHU100. Prerequisite or
Developing awareness and sensitivities of differences among
corequisite: SYGN200. 3 hours lecture/discussion; 3 semes-
cultures, their interrelationship; acquiring basic cultural liter-
ter hours.
acy; acculturation processes of ethics, values, and behavior
LISS364. ENGINEERING, SCIENCE, AND TECHNOL-
in the United States. Prerequisite: LIHU100. Prerequisite or
OGY: SOCIAL/ENVIRONMENTAL CONTEXT Social
corequisite: SYGN200. 3 hours lecture/discussion; 3 semes-
context and social effects of engineering, science, and tech-
ter hours.
nology, with strong emphasis on ecological sustainability of
LISS335. INTERNATIONAL POLITICAL ECONOMY
resource use and of technological activity in general, from
International Political Economy is a study of contentious and
both social and comprehensively ecological viewpoints.
harmonious relationships between the state and the market
Examination of the relationship between social values and
on the nation-state level, between individual states and their
technological developments, and of how engineering alterna-
markets on the regional level, and between region-states and
tives imply social alternatives; engineering as a means of
region-markets on the global level. Prerequisite: LIHU100.
ecological rationality. Prerequisite: LIHU100. Prerequisite or
Prerequisite or corequisite: SYGN200. 3 hours lecture/
corequisite: SYGN200. 3 hours lecture/discussion; 3 semes-
discussion; 3 semester hours.
ter hours.
LISS340. INTERNATIONAL POLITICAL ECONOMY OF
LISS372. THE AMERICAN POLITICAL EXPERIENCE
LATIN AMERICA A broad survey of the interrelationship
A study of key elements in the American political system
between the state and economy in Latin America as seen
(e.g., the Constitution, the Presidency, federalism, public
through an examination of critical contemporary and histori-
opinion), their historical development, and how they affect
cal issues that shape polity, economy, and society. Special
policy-making on controversial issues. Prerequisite:
emphasis will be given to the dynamics of interstate relation-
LIHU100. Prerequisite or corequisite: SYGN200. 3 hours
ships between the developed North and the developing
lecture/discussion; 3 semester hours.
South. Prerequisite: LIHU100. Prerequisite or corequisite:
LISS375. INTRODUCTION TO LAW AND LEGAL SYS-
SYGN200. 3 hours lecture/discussion; 3 semester hours.
TEMS Examination of different approaches to, principles of,
LISS342. INTERNATIONAL POLITICAL ECONOMY OF
and issues in the law in the U.S. and other societies. Pre-
ASIA A broad survey of the interrelationship between the
requisite: LIHU 100. Prerequisite or corequisite: SYGN200.
state and economy in East and Southeast Asia as seen
3 hours lecture/discussion; 3 semester hours.
through an examination of critical contemporary and histori-
LISS398. SPECIAL TOPICS IN SOCIAL SCIENCE (I, II)
cal issues that shape polity, economy, and society. Special
Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from
emphasis will be given to the dynamics of interstate relation-
special interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the
ships between the developed North and the developing
course is offered only once. Prerequisite: Instructor consent.
South. Prerequisite: LIHU100. Prerequisite or corequisite:
Prerequisite or corequisite: SYGN200. Variable credit: 1 to
SYGN200. 3 hours lecture/discussion; 3 semester hours.
6 semester hours.
LISS344. INTERNATIONAL POLITICAL ECONOMY OF
LISS 410. UTOPIAS/DYSTOPIAS This course studies the
THE MIDDLE EAST A broad survey of the interrelation-
relationship between society, technology, and science using
ships between the state and market in the Middle East as
fiction and film as a point of departure. A variety of science
seen through an examination of critical contemporary and
fiction novels, short stories, and films will provide the start-
historical issues that shape polity, economy, and society.
ing point for discussions. These creative works will also be
Special emphasis will be given to the dynamics between
concrete examples of various conceptualizations that his-
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torians, sociologists, philosophers, and other scholars have
requisite: LIHU100. Prerequisite or corequisite: SYGN200.
created to discuss the relationship. Prerequisite: LIHU 100.
3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
Prerequisite or corequisite: SYGN200. 3 hours seminar;
LISS435. POLITICAL RISK ASSESSMENT This course
3 semester hours.
will review the existing methodologies and techniques of
LISS415. THE INVISIBLE MACHINE Did an Invisible
risk assessment in both country-specific and global environ-
Machine build the pyramids? Was the Invisible Machine
ments. It will also seek to design better ways of assessing
reassembled in the 17th century? Did astronomy provide the
and evaluating risk factors for business and public diplomacy
blueprint? Why was Louis XIV called the “Sun King?” Is
in the increasingly globalized context of economy and poli-
modern technology a servant that obeys, or a mega-technical
tics wherein the role of the state is being challenged and
system that dominates? Is human society becoming a tech-
redefined. Prerequisite: LIHU100. Prerequisite or corequi-
nological paradise, or an urban nightmare? Why have a num-
site: SYGN200. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
ber of movies depicted the future as a nightmare city? Using
LISS437. CORRUPTION AND DEVELOPMENT This
selected readings plus films such as Metropolis and Blade
course addresses the problem of corruption and its impact
Runner, this course will address these and other significant
on development. Readings are multidisciplinary and include
questions. Prerequisite: LIHU100. Prerequisite or corequi-
policy studies, economics, and political science. Students
site: SYGN200. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
will acquire an understanding of what constitutes corruption,
LISS430. GLOBALIZATION This international political
how it negatively affects development, and what they, as
economy seminar is an historical and contemporary analysis
engineers in a variety of professional circumstances, might
of globalization processes examined through selected issues
do in circumstances in which bribe paying or bribe taking
of world affairs of political, economic, military, and diplo-
might occur.
matic significance. Prerequisite: LIHU100. Prerequisite or
LISS439. POLITICAL RISK ASSESSMENT RESEARCH
corequisite: SYGN200. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
SEMINAR This international political economy seminar
LISS431. GLOBAL ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES Critical
must be taken concurrently with LISS435, Political Risk
examination of interactions between development and the
Assessment. Its purpose is to acquaint the student with
environment and the human dimensions of global change;
empirical research methods and sources appropriate to
social, political, economic, and cultural responses to the
conducting a political risk assessment study, and to hone
management and preservation of natural resources and
the students’ analytical abilities. Prerequisite: LIHU100.
ecosystems on a global scale. Exploration of the meaning
Prerequisite or corequisite: SYGN200. Concurrent enroll-
and implications of “Stewardship of the Earth” and
ment in LISS435. 1 hour seminar; 1 semester hour.
“Sustainable Development.” Prerequisite: LIHU100.
LISS440. LATIN AMERICAN DEVELOPMENT A senior
Prerequisite or corequisite: SYGN200. 3 hours seminar;
seminar designed to explore the political economy of current
3 semester hours.
and recent past development strategies, models, efforts, and
LISS432. CULTURAL DYNAMICS OF GLOBAL DEVEL-
issues in Latin America, one of the most dynamic regions of
OPMENT Role of cultures and nuances in world develop-
the world today. Development is understood to be a nonlin-
ment; cultural relationship between the developed North
ear, complex set of processes involving political, economic,
and the developing South, specifically between the U.S.
social, cultural, and environmental factors whose ultimate
and the Third World. Prerequisite: LIHU100. Prerequisite
goal is to improve the quality of life for individuals. The role
or corequisite: SYGN200. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
of both the state and the market in development processes
LISS433. GLOBAL CORPORATIONS This international
will be examined. Topics to be covered will vary as changing
political economy seminar seeks to (1) understand the his-
realities dictate but will be drawn from such subjects as
tory of the making of global corporations and their relation-
inequality of income distribution; the role of education and
ship to the state, region-markets, and region-states; and (2)
health care; region-markets; the impact of globalization;
analyze the on-going changes in global, regional, and nation-
institution-building; corporate-community-state interfaces;
al political economies due to the presence of global corpora-
neoliberalism; privatization; democracy; and public policy
tions. Prerequisite: LIHU100. Prerequisite or corequisite:
formulation as it relates to development goals. Prerequisite:
SYGN200. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
LIHU100. Prerequisite or corequisite: SYGN200. 3 hours
seminar; 3 semester hours.
LISS434. INTERNATIONAL FIELD PRACTICUM For
students who go abroad for an on-site practicum involving
LISS441. HEMISPHERIC INTEGRATION IN THE AMER-
their technical field as practiced in another country and
ICAS This international political economy seminar is
culture; required course for students pursuing a certificate
designed to accompany the endeavor now under way in
in International Political Economy; all arrangements for this
the Americas to create a free trade area for the entire Western
course are to be supervised and approved by the advisor of
Hemisphere. Integrating this hemisphere, however, is not
the International Political Economy minor program. Pre-
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engages a host of other economic, political, social, cultural,
LISS455. JAPANESE HISTORY AND CULTURE Japanese
and environmental issues, which will also be treated in this
History and Culture is a senior seminar taught in Japanese
course. If the Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA)
that covers Japan’s historical and cultural foundations from
becomes a reality, it will be the largest region-market in the
earliest times through the modern period. It is designed to
world with some 800 million people and a combined GNP
allow students who have had three semesters of Japanese lan-
of over US$10 trillion. In the three other main languages
guage instruction (or the equivalent) to apply their knowledge
of the Americas, the FTAA is know as the Area de Libre
of Japanese in a social science-based course. Major themes
Comercio de las Américas (ALCA) (Spanish), the Area de
will include: cultural roots; forms of social organization; the
Livre Comércio das Américas (ALCA) (Portuguese), and
development of writing systems; the development of religious
the Zone de libre échange des Amériques (ZLEA) (French).
institutions; the evolution of legal institutions; literary roots;
Negotiations for the FTAA/ALCA/ZLEA are to be conclud-
and clan structure. Students will engage in activities that
ed by 2005. Prerequisite: LIHU100. Prerequisite or corequi-
enhance their reading proficiency, active vocabulary, transla-
site: SYGN200. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
tion skills, and expository writing abilities. Text is in Japanese.
LISS442 ASIAN DEVELOPMENT This international politi-
Prerequisites: LIHU 100; three semesters of college-level
cal economy seminar deals with the historical development
Japanese or permission of instructor. Prerequisite or corequi-
of Asia Pacific from agrarian to post-industrial eras; its
site: SYGN200. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
economic, political, and cultural transformation since World
LISS460. TECHNOLOGY AND WILDERNESS A seminar
War II, contemporary security issues that both divide and
on the values of wild nature in comparison to technological
unite the region; and globalization processes that encourage
values with a view to the impact on environmental manage-
Asia Pacific to forge a single trading bloc. Prerequisite:
ment policies. Prerequisite: LIHU100. Prerequisite or
LIHU100. Prerequisite or corequisite: SYGN200. 3 hours
corequisite: SYGN200. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
seminar; 3 semester hours.
LISS461. TECHNOLOGY AND GENDER: ISSUES This
LISS446. AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT This course provides
course focuses on how women and men relate to technology.
a broad overview of the political economy of Africa. Its goal
Several traditional disciplines will be used: philosophy,
is to give students an understanding of the possibilities of
history, sociology, literature, and a brief look at theory. The
African development and the impediments that currently
class will begin discussing some basic concepts such as
block its economic growth. Despite substantial natural
gender and sex and the essential and/or social construction
resources, mineral reserves, and human capital, most African
of gender, for example. We will then focus on topical and
countries remain mired in poverty. The struggles that have
historical issues. We will look at modern engineering using
arisen on the continent have fostered thinking about the curse
sociological studies that focus on women in engineering. We
of natural resources where countries with oil or diamonds are
will look at some specific topics including military technolo-
beset with political instability and warfare. Readings give
gies, ecology, and reproductive technologies. Prerequisite:
first an introduction to the continent followed by a focus on
LIHU100. Prerequisite or corequisite: SYGN200. 3 hours
the specific issues that confront African development today.
seminar; 3 semester hours.
LISS450. AMERICAN MINING HISTORY This course
LISS 462. SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY POLICY An
asks the question, “how do we know what happened in the
examination of current issues relating to science and tech-
past?” using Western American mining history as the case
nology policy in the United States and, as appropriate, in
study. The course will include primary texts those written at
other countries. Prerequisite: LIHU100. Prerequisite or
the time that the historical events occurred and secondary
corequisite: SYGN200. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
sources, scholars’ and popularizers’ reconstructions. We will
LISS474. CONSTITUTIONAL LAW AND POLITICS This
look at several approaches: scholarly studies, such as labor,
course presents a comprehensive survey of the U.S. Consti-
technology, quantitative, and social history. Oral history will
tution with special attention devoted to the first ten Amend-
be approached through song and video material. We will
ments, also known as the Bill of Rights. Since the Constitu-
study industrial archaeology by visiting the Western Mining
tion is primarily a legal document, the class will adopt a
Museum in Colorado Springs. The movie “Matewan” illus-
legal approach to constitutional interpretation. However, as
trates how Americans make myths out of history. Students
the historical and political context of constitutional interpre-
unfamiliar with mining can earn extra credit by a visit to the
tation is inseparable from the legal analysis, these areas will
CSM experimental mine. In all these cases, we will discuss
also be covered. Significant current developments in consti-
the standpoint of the authors of primary sources and schol-
tutional jurisprudence will also be examined. The first part
arly accounts. We will discuss how we represent all different
of the course deals with Articles I through III of the Consti-
historical viewpoints and discuss how we know what is his-
tution, which specify the division of national governmental
torically true–what really happened. Prerequisite: LIHU 100.
power among the executive, legislative, and judicial branches
Prerequisite or corequisite: SYGN200. 3 hours seminar;
of government. Additionally, the federal nature of the Amer-
3 semester hours.
ican governmental system, in which governmental authority
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is apportioned between the national government and the state
Foreign Language Policy
governments, will be studied. The second part of the course
Students will not receive credit toward their LAIS or
examines the individual rights specifically protected by the
Free Elective graduation requirements for taking a foreign
amendments to the Constitution, principally the First, Fourth,
language in which they have had previous courses as per the
Fifth, Sixth, Eighth, and Fourteenth Amendments. Prerequi-
following formula:
site: LIHU100. Prerequisite or corequisite: SYGN200.
If a student has taken one year in high school or one
3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
semester in college, he/she will not receive graduation credit
LISS480. ENVIRONMENTAL POLITICS AND POLICY
for the first semester in a CSM foreign language course.
Seminar on environmental policies and the political and
Likewise, if a student has taken two years in high school or
governmental processes that produce them. Group discussion
two semesters in college, he/she will not receive graduation
and independent research on specific environmental issues.
credit for the second semester, and if a student has taken
Primary but not exclusive focus on the U.S. Prerequisite:
three years in high school or three semesters in college, he/she
LIHU100. Prerequisite or corequisite: SYGN200. 3 hours
will not receive graduation credit for the third semester.
seminar; 3 semester hours.
LIFL198. SPECIAL TOPICS IN A FOREIGN LANGUAGE
LISS482. WATER POLITICS AND POLICY Seminar on
(I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen
water policies and the political and governmental processes
from special interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually
that produce them, as an exemplar of natural resource poli-
the course is offered only once. Prerequisite: Instructor con-
tics and policy in general. Group discussion and independent
sent. Variable credit: 1 to 6 semester hours.
research on specific politics and policy issues. Primary but
LIFL221. SPANISH I Fundamentals of spoken and written
not exclusive focus on the U.S. Prerequisite: LIHU100.
Spanish with an emphasis on vocabulary, idiomatic expres-
Prerequisite or corequisite: SYGN200. 3 hours seminar;
sions of daily conversation, and Spanish American culture.
3 semester hours.
3 semester hours.
LISS498. SPECIAL TOPICS IN SOCIAL SCIENCE (I, II)
LIFL321. SPANISH II Continuation of Spanish I with an
Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from
emphasis on acquiring conversational skills as well as fur-
special interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the
ther study of grammar, vocabulary, and Spanish American
course is offered only once. Prerequisite: Instructor consent.
culture. 3 semester hours.
Prerequisite or corequisite: SYGN200. Variable credit: 1 to
6 semester hours.
LIFL421. SPANISH III Emphasis on furthering conversa-
tional skills and a continuing study of grammar, vocabulary,
LISS499. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Individual research
and Spanish American culture. 3 semester hours.
or special problem projects supervised by a faculty member.
For students who have completed their LAIS requirements.
LIFL222. ARABIC I Fundamentals of spoken and written
Instructor consent required. Prerequisite: “Independent Study”
Arabic with an emphasis on vocabulary, idiomatic expres-
form must be completed and submitted to the registrar.
sions of daily conversation, and culture of Arabic-speaking
Prerequisite or corequisite: SYGN200. Variable credit: 1 to
societies. 3 semester hours.
6 hours.
LIFL322. ARABIC II Continuation of Arabic I with an
Foreign Languages (LIFL)
emphasis on acquiring conversational skills as well as further
study of grammar, vocabulary, and culture of Arabic speak-
A variety of foreign languages is available through the
ing societies. 3 semester hours.
LAIS Division. Students interested in a particular language
should check with the LAIS Division Office to determine
LIFL422. ARABIC III Emphasis on furthering conversa-
when these languages might be scheduled. In order to gain
tional skills and a continuing study of grammar, vocabulary,
basic proficiency from their foreign language study, students
and culture of Arabic-speaking societies. 3 semester hours.
are encouraged to enroll for at least two semesters in what-
LIFL223. GERMAN I Fundamentals of spoken and written
ever language(s) they elect to take. If there is sufficient
German with an emphasis on vocabulary, idiomatic expres-
demand, the Division can provide third- and fourth-semester
sions of daily conversation, and German culture. 3 semester
courses in a given foreign language. No student is permit-
hours.
ted to take a foreign language that is either his/her
LIFL323. GERMAN II Continuation of German I with
native language or second language. Proficiency tests
an emphasis on acquiring conversational skills as well as
may be used to determine at what level a student should be
further study of grammar, vocabulary, and German culture.
enrolled, but a student cannot receive course credit by taking
3 semester hours.
these tests.
LIFL423. GERMAN III Emphasis on furthering conversa-
tional skills and a continuing study of grammar, vocabulary,
and German culture. 3 semester hours.
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LIFL224. RUSSIAN I Fundamentals of spoken and written
LIFL428. INDONESIAN III Emphasis on furthering conver-
Russian with an emphasis on vocabulary, idiomatic expres-
sational skills and a continuing study of grammar, vocabu-
sions of daily conversation, and Russian culture. 3 semester
lary, and Indonesian culture. 3 semester hours.
hours.
LIFL229. JAPANESE I Fundamentals of spoken and written
LIFL324. RUSSIAN II Continuation of Russian I with
Japanese with an emphasis on vocabulary, idiomatic expres-
an emphasis on acquiring conversational skills as well as
sions of daily conversation, and Japanese culture. 3 semester
further study of grammar, vocabulary, and Russian culture.
hours.
3 semester hours.
LIFL329. JAPANESE II Continuation of Japanese I with
LIFL424. RUSSIAN III Emphasis on furthering conversa-
an emphasis on acquiring conversational skills as well as
tional skills and a continuing study of grammar, vocabulary,
further study of grammar, vocabulary, and Japanese culture.
and Russian culture. 3 semester hours.
3 semester hours.
LIFL225. FRENCH I Fundamentals of spoken and written
LIFL429. JAPANESE III Emphasis on furthering conversa-
French with an emphasis on vocabulary, idiomatic expres-
tional skills and a continuing study of grammar, vocabulary,
sions of daily conversation, and French-speaking societies.
and Japanese culture. 3 semester hours.
3 semester hours.
LIFL298. SPECIAL TOPICS IN A FOREIGN LANGUAGE
LIFL325. FRENCH II Continuation of French I with
(I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen
an emphasis on acquiring conversational skills as well as
from special interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually
further study of grammar, vocabulary, and French- speaking
the course is offered only once. Prerequisite: Instructor con-
societies. 3 semester hours.
sent. Variable credit: 1 to 6 semester hours.
LIFL425. FRENCH III Emphasis on furthering conversa-
LIFL299. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Individual inde-
tional skills and a continuing study of grammar, vocabulary,
pendent study in a given foreign language. Prerequisite:
and French-speaking societies. 3 semester hours.
“Independent Study” form must be completed and submitted
LIFL226. PORTUGUESE I Fundamentals of spoken and
to the registrar. Variable credit: 1 to 6 hours.
written Portuguese with an emphasis on vocabulary, idio-
LIFL398. SPECIAL TOPICS IN A FOREIGN LANGUAGE
matic expressions of daily conversation, and Brazilian
(I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen
culture. 3 semester hours.
from special interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually
LIFL326. PORTUGUESE II Continuation of Portuguese I
the course is offered only once. Prerequisite: Instructor con-
with an emphasis on acquiring conversational skills as well
sent. Variable credit: 1 to 6 semester hours.
as further study of grammar, vocabulary, and Brazilian
LIFL399. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Individual
culture. 3 semester hours.
research or special problem projects supervised by a faculty
LIFL426. PORTUGUESE III Emphasis on furthering con-
member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a
versational skills and a continuing study of grammar, vocab-
subject matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: “Inde-
ulary, and Brazilian culture. 3 semester hours.
pendent Study” form must be completed and submitted to
the Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
LIFL227. CHINESE I Fundamentals of spoken and written
Chinese with an emphasis on vocabulary, idiomatic expressions
LIFL498. SPECIAL TOPICS IN A FOREIGN LANGUAGE
of daily conversation, and Chinese culture. 3 semester hours.
(I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen
from special interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually
LIFL327. CHINESE II Continuation of Chinese I with
the course is offered only once. Prerequisite: Instructor con-
an emphasis on acquiring conversational skills as well as
sent. Variable credit: 1 to 6 semester hours.
further study of grammar, vocabulary, and Chinese culture.
3 semester hours.
LIFL499. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Individual
research or special problem projects supervised by a faculty
LIFL427. CHINESE III Emphasis on furthering conversa-
member. For students who have completed their LAIS
tional skills and a continuing study of grammar, vocabulary,
requirements. Instructor consent required. Prerequisite:
and Chinese culture. 3 semester hours.
“Independent Study” form must be completed and submitted
LIFL228. INDONESIAN I Fundamentals of spoken and
to the registrar. Variable credit: 1 to 6 hours.
written Indonesian with an emphasis on vocabulary, idio-
Communication (LICM)
matic expressions of daily conversation, and Indonesian
Courses in communication do not count toward the LAIS
culture. 3 semester hours.
restricted elective requirement but may be taken for free
LIFL328. INDONESIAN II Continuation of Indonesian I
elective credit and to complete a communications minor or
with an emphasis on acquiring conversational skills as well
Area of Special Interest (ASI).
as further study of grammar, vocabulary, and Indonesian
culture. 3 semester hours.
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LICM301. \ORAL COMMUNICATION A five-week course
Materials Science
which teaches the fundamentals of effectively preparing and
(Interdisciplinary Program)
presenting messages. “Hands-on” course emphasizing short
The interdisciplinary Materials Science Program is
(5- and 10-minute) weekly presentations made in small
administered jointly by the Departments of Chemical
groups to simulate professional and corporate communi-
Engineering and Petroleum Refining, Chemistry and
cations. Students are encouraged to make formal presenta-
Geochemistry, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering,
tions which relate to their academic or professional fields.
Physics and the Division of Engineering. Each department is
Extensive instruction in the use of visuals. Presentations are
represented on both the Governing Board and the Graduate
rehearsed in class two days prior to the formal presentations,
Affairs Committee which are responsible for the operation of
all of which are video-taped and carefully evaluated. 1 hour
the program.
lecture/lab; 1 semester hour.
Listed below are 400-level undergraduate courses which
LICM304. PRACTICUM IN TUTORING Designed to pro-
are cross-listed with 500-level Materials Science courses.
vide an intensive training program for students who will
Additional courses offered by the Program Departments, not
serve as peer tutors in the LAIS Writing Center. Course
listed here, may also satisfy the course-requirements towards
emphasis will be on theoretical bases of tutoring as well as
a graduate degree in this Program. Consult the Materials
practice. Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor. 1-3 hours
Science Program Guidelines for Graduate Students and the
lecture/lab; 1-3 semester hours.
Program Departments course-listings. It should be noted that
LICM 306. SELECTED TOPICS IN WRITTEN COMMU-
the course requirement for graduate-level registration for a
NICATION Information on courses designated by this num-
MLGN “500”-level course which is cross-listed with a 400-
ber may be obtained from the LAIS Division. Prerequisite:
level course-number, will include an additional course-com-
Will depend on the level of the specific course. 1 - 3 hours
ponent above that required for 400-level credit.
lecture/lab; 1-3 semester hours.
MLGN502/PHGN440. SOLID STATE PHYSICS (II) An
Music (LIMU)
elementary study of the properties of solids including crys-
A cultural opportunity for students with music skills to
talline structure and its determination, lattice vibrations,
continue study in music for a richer personal development.
electrons in metals, and semiconductors. Prerequisite:
Free elective hours required by degree-granting departments
PHGN300 or PHGN325 and MACS315. 3 hours lecture;
may be satisfied by a maximum of 3 semester hours total of
3 semester hours.
concert band (i.e., spring semester), chorus, or physical edu-
MLGN505*/MTGN445. MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF
cation and athletics.
MATERIALS (I) Mechanical properties and relationships.
LIMU101, 102, 201, 202, 301, 302, 401, 402. BAND Study,
Plastic deformation of crystalline materials. Relationships of
rehearsal, and performance of concert, marching and stage
microstructures to mechanical strength. Fracture, creep, and
repertory. Emphasis on fundamentals of rhythm, intonation,
fatigue. Prerequisite: MTGN348. 3 hours lecture; 3 hours
embouchure, and ensemble. 2 hours rehearsal; 1 semester
lab; 3*/4 semester hours. * This is a 3 hour-credit graduate-
hour.
course in the Materials Science Program and a 4 hour-credit
undergraduate-course in the MTGN program.
LIMU111, 112, 211, 212, 311, 312, 411, 412. CHORUS
Study, rehearsal, and performance of choral music of the
MLGN510/CHGN410 SURFACE CHEMISTRY (I)
classical, romantic, and modern periods with special empha-
Introduction to colloid systems, capillarity, surface tension
sis on principles of diction, rhythm, intonation, phrasing, and
and contact angle, adsorption from solution, micelles and
ensemble. 2 hours rehearsal; 1 semester hour.
microemulsions, the solid/gas interface, surface analytical
techniques, van der Waal forces, electrical properties and
LIMU340. MUSIC THEORY The course begins with the
colloid stability, some specific colloid systems (clays, foams
fundamentals of music theory and moves into their more
and emulsions). Students enrolled for graduate credit in
complex applications. Music of the common practice period
MLGN510 must complete a special project. Prerequisite:
is considered. Aural and visual recognition of harmonic
DCGN209 or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semes-
materials covered is emphasized. Prerequisite: LIHU 339 or
ter hours.
consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture/discussion; 3 semester
hours.
MLGN512/MTGN412. CERAMIC ENGINEERING (II)
Application of engineering principles to nonmetallic and
(See also LIHU339. MUSICAL TRADITIONS OF THE
ceramic materials. Processing of raw materials and pro-
WESTERN WORLD in preceding list of LAIS courses.)
duction of ceramic bodies, glazes, glasses, enamels, and
cements. Firing processes and reactions in glass bonded
as well as mechanically bonded systems. Prerequisite:
MTGN348. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
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MLGN515/MTGN415. ELECTRICAL PROPERTIES
MLGN530/CHGN430/CRGN415. INTRODUCTION TO
AND APPLICATIONS OF MATERIALS (II) Survey of
POLYMER SCIENCE (I) An introduction to the chemistry
the electrical properties of materials, and the applications
and physics of macromolecules. Topics include the proper-
of materials as electrical circuit components. The effects of
ties and statistics of polymer solutions, measurements of
chemistry, processing, and microstructure on the electrical
molecular weights, molecular weight distributions, proper-
properties will be discussed, along with functions, per-
ties of bulk polymers, mechanisms of polymer formation,
formance requirements, and testing methods of materials
and properties of thermosets and thermoplasts including
for each type of circuit component. The general topics cov-
elastomers. Prerequisite: CHGN327 or consent of instructor.
ered are conductors, resistors, insulators, capacitors, energy
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
convertors, magnetic materials, and integrated circuits.
MLGN531/CRGN416. INTRODUCTION TO POLYMER
Prerequisites: PHGN200/210, MTGN311 or MLGN501,
ENGINEERING (II) This class provides a background in
MTGN412/MLGN512, or consent of instructor. 3 hours
polymer fluid mechanics, polymer rheological response and
lecture; 3 semester hours.
polymer shape forming. The class begins with a discussion
MLGN516/MTGN416 PROPERTIES OF CERAMICS (II)
of the definition and measurement of material properties.
A survey of the properties of ceramic materials and how
Interrelationships among the material response functions are
these properties are determined by the chemical structure
elucidated and relevant correlations between experimental
(composition), crystal structure, and the microstructure of
data and material response in real flow situations are given.
crystalline ceramics and glasses. Thermal, optical, and
Processing operations for polymeric materials will then be
mechanical properties of single-phase and multi-phase
addressed. These include the flow of polymers through cir-
ceramics, including composites, are covered. Prerequisites:
cular, slit, and complex dies. Fiber spinning, film blowing,
PHGN200/210, MTGN311 or MLGN501, MTGN412/
extrusion and coextrusion will be covered as will injection
MLGN512 or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture;
molding. Graduate students are required to write a term
3 semester hours
paper and take separate examinations which are at a more
MLGN517/EGGN422 SOLID MECHANICS OF MATERI-
advanced level. Prerequisite: CHEN307, EGGN351 or
ALS (I) Review mechanics of materials. Introduction to elas-
equivalent. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
tic and non-linear continua. Cartesian tensors and stresses
MLGN544/MTGN414 PROCESSING OF CERAMICS (II)
and strains. Analytical solution of elasticity problems.
A description of the principles of ceramic processing and the
Develop basic concepts of fracture mechanics. Prerequisite:
relationship between processing and microstructure. Raw
EGGN320 or equivalent, MACS315 or equivalent. 3 hours
materials and raw material preparation, forming and fabrica-
lecture; e semester hours. Semester to be offered: Spring
tion, thermal processing, and finishing of ceramic materials
MLGN519/MTGN419. NON-CRYSTALLINE MATERIALS
will be covered. Principles will be illustrated by case studies
(II) An introduction to the principles of glass science-and-
on specific ceramic materials. A project to design a ceramic
engineering and non-crystalline materials in general. Glass
fabrication process is required. Field trips to local ceramic
formation, structure, crystallization and properties will be
manufacturing operations are included. Prerequisites:
covered, along with a survey of commercial glass composi-
MTGN311, MTGN331, and MTGN412/MLGN512 or
tions, manufacturing processes and applications. Prerequisites:
consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
MTGN311 or MLGN501, MLGN512/MTGN412, or consent
MLGN550/MLGN450. STATISTICAL PROCESS CON-
of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
TROL AND DESIGN OF EXPERIMENTS(II) An introduc-
MLGN522/PHGN441. SOLID STATE PHYSICS APPLICA-
tion to statistical process control, process capability analysis
TIONS AND PHENOMENA Continuation of MLGN502/
and experimental design techniques. Statistical process con-
PHGN440 with an emphasis on applications of the princi-
trol theory and techniques will be developed and applied to
ples of solid state physics to practical properties of materials
control charts for variables and attributes involved in process
including optical properties, superconductivity, dielectric
control and evaluation. Process capability concepts will be
properties, magnetism, noncrystalline structure, and inter-
developed and applied for the evaluation of manufacturing
faces. Graduate students in physics cannot receive credit
processes. The theory and application of designed experi-
for MLGN522, only PHGN441. Prerequisite: MLGN502/
ments will be developed and applied for full factorial experi-
PHGN440. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours. Those receiv-
ments, fractional factorial experiments, screening experi-
ing graduate credit will be required to submit a term paper,
ments, multilevel experiments and mixture experiments.
in addition to satisfying all of the other requirements of the
Analysis of designed experiments will be carried out by
course.
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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Mathematical and Computer Sciences
Prerequisite: Consent of Department Head. 4 hours lecture;
Freshman Year
4 semester hours.
MACS100. INTRODUCTORY TOPICS FOR CALCULUS
MACS224. CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS AND ENGI-
(S) An introduction and/or review of topics which are essen-
NEERS III HONORS(AP) (I) Early introduction of vectors,
tial to the background of an undergraduate student at CSM.
linear algebra, multivariable calculus with an introduction
This course serves as a preparatory course for the Calculus
to Mathematica. Vector fields, line and surface integrals.
curriculum and includes material from Algebra, Trigonom-
Prerequisite: Consent of Department Head. 4 hours lecture;
etry, Mathematical Analysis, and Calculus. Topics include
4 semester hours.
basic algebra and equation solving, solutions of inequalities,
MACS260 FORTRAN PROGRAMMING (I,II) Computer
trigonometric functions and identities, functions of a single
programming in Fortran90/95 with applications to science
variable, continuity, and limits of functions. Prerequisite:
and engineering. Program design and structure, problem
Consent of Instructor. 1 semester hour.
analysis, debugging, program testing. Language skills:
MACS 111. CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS AND ENGI-
arithmetic, input/output, branching and looping, functions,
NEERS I (I,II,S) First course in the calculus sequence,
arrays, data types. Introduction to operating systems. Pre-
including elements of plane geometry. Functions, limits,
requisite: none. 2 hours lecture; 2 semester hours.
continuity, derivatives and their application. Definite and
MACS261 PROGRAMMING CONCEPTS (I,II,S) Com-
indefinite integrals; Prerequisite: precalculus. 4 hours lec-
puter Programming in a contemporary language such as
ture; 4 semester hours. Approved for Colorado Guaranteed
C++, using software engineering techniques. Problem solv-
General Education transfer. Equivalency for GT-MA1.
ing, program design, documentation, debugging practices.
MACS 112. CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS AND ENGI-
Language skills: input/output, control, repetition, functions,
NEERS II (I,II,S) Vectors, applications and techniques of
files, classes and abstract data types, arrays, and pointers.
integration, infinite series, and an introduction to multivari-
Introduction to operating systems and object-oriented pro-
ate functions and surfaces. Prerequisite: MACS111. 4 hours
gramming. Application to problems in science and engineer-
lecture; 4 semester hours. Approved for Colorado
ing. Prerequisite: none. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
Guaranteed General Education transfer. Equivalency for
MACS262 DATA STRUCTURES (I,II,S) Defining and
GT-MA1.
using data structures such as linked lists, stacks, queues,
MACS122. CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS AND ENGI-
binary trees, binary heap, hash tables. Introduction to algo-
NEERS II HONORS (I) Same topics as those covered in
rithm analysis, with emphasis on sorting and search routines.
MACS112 but with additional material and problems.
Language skills: abstract data types, templates and inheri-
Prerequisite: Consent of Department. 4 hours lecture;
tance. Prerequisite: MACS261. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester
4 semester hours.
hours.
MACS198. SPECIAL TOPICS (I,II,S) Pilot course or spe-
MACS298. SPECIAL TOPICS (I,II,S) Selected topics chosen
cial topics course. Topics chosen from special interests of
from special interests of instructor and students. Prerequisite:
instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is offered
Consent of Department Head. 1 to 3 semester hours.
only once. Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor. Variable
MACS299. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I,II,S) Individual
credit: 1 to 6 semester hours.
research or special problem projects supervised by a faculty
MACS199. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I,II,S) Individual
member; also, when a student and instructor agree on a
research or special problem projects supervised by a faculty
subject matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: Inde-
member; also, when a student and instructor agree on a
pendent Study form must be completed and submitted to the
subject matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: Inde-
Registrar. Variable Credit: 1 to 6 credit hours.
pendent Study form must be completed and submitted to the
Junior Year
Registrar. Variable Credit: 1 to 6 credit hours.
MACS306. SOFTWARE ENGINEERING (I,II) Introduction
Sophomore Year
to the software life cycle, including planning, design, imple-
MACS213. CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS AND ENGI-
mentation and testing. Topics include top down program
NEERS III (I,II,S) Multivariable calculus, including partial
design, problem decomposition, iterative refinement, program
derivatives, multiple integration, and vector calculus.
modularity and abstract data types. Course work emphasizes
Prerequisite: MACS112 or MACS 122. 4 hours lecture;
good programming practices via models, metrics and docu-
4 semester hours. Approved for Colorado Guaranteed
ments created and used throughout the software engineering
General Education transfer. Equivalency for GT-MA1.
process. Prerequisite: MACS262. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester
MACS223. CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS AND ENGI-
hours.
NEERS III HONORS (II) Same topics as those covered in
MACS315. DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS (I,II,S) Classical
MACS213 but with additional material and problems.
techniques for first and higher order equations and systems
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of equations. Laplace transforms. Phase plane and stability
provides insight into the way computers operate at the
analysis of non-linear equations and systems. Applications to
machine level. Prerequisite: MACS261. 3 hours lecture;
physics, mechanics, electrical engineering, and environmen-
3 semester hours.
tal sciences. Prerequisite: MACS213 or MACS223. 3 hours
MACS348. ADVANCED ENGINEERING MATHEMATICS
lecture; 3 semester hours.
(I,II,S) Introduction to partial differential equations, with
MACS323. PROBABILITY AND STATISTICS FOR ENGI-
applications to physical phenomena. Fourier series. Linear
NEERS I (I,II,S) Elementary probability, propagation of
algebra, with emphasis on sets of simultaneous equations.
error, discrete and continuous probability models, interval
This course cannot be used as a MACS elective by MACS
estimation, hypothesis testing, and linear regression with
majors. Prerequisite: MACS315. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester
emphasis on applications to science and engineering.
hours.
Prerequisite:. MACS213 or MACS223. 3 hours lecture;
MACS358. DISCRETE MATHEMATICS & ALGEBRAIC
3 semester hours.
STRUCTURES (I,II) This course is an introductory course
MACS324. PROBABILITY AND STATISTICS FOR ENGI-
in discrete mathematics and algebraic structures. Topics
NEERS II (II) Continuation of MACS323. Multiple regres-
include: formal logic; proofs, recursion, analysis of algo-
sion analysis, analysis of variance, basic experimental
rithms; sets and combinatorics; relations, functions, and
design, and distribution-free methods. Applications empha-
matrices; Boolean algebra and computer logic; trees, graphs,
sized. Prerequisite: MACS323 or consent of instructor.
finite-state machines and regular languages. Prerequisite:
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
MACS213 or MACS223. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
MACS325. DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS WITH HONORS
MACS370. FIELD COURSE (S) This is the department’s
(II) Same topics as those covered in MACS315 but with
capstone course where the students apply their course work
additional material and problems. Prerequisite: Consent of
knowledge to a challenging applied problem in mathematics
department. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
or computer science. In this course they analyze, modify and
MACS332. LINEAR ALGEBRA (I,II) Systems of linear
solve a significant applied problem. The students work in
equations, matrices, determinants and eigen- values. Linear
groups of three or four for a period of six forty hour weeks.
operators. Abstract vector spaces. Applications selected from
By the end of the field session they must have a finished
linear programming, physics, graph theory, and other fields.
product with appropriate supporting documents. At a mini-
Prerequisite: MACS213 or MACS223. 3 hours lecture;
mum CS students should have completed coursework through
3 semester hours.
MACS306 and Mathematics students should have course-
work through MACS 323 and 332. Prerequisite: Consent of
MACS 333. INTRODUCTION TO MATHEMATICAL
Instructor. 6-week summer field session; 6 semester hours.
MODELING. (II) This course gives students the opportunity
to build mathematical models of real-world phenomena. It
MACS398. SPECIAL TOPICS (I,II,S) Selected topics
considers several practical problems drawn from engineering
chosen from special interests of instructor and students.
and the sciences. For each, the problem is defined and then
Prerequisite: Consent of Department Head. 1 to 3 semester
the student discovers how the underlying principles lead to a
hours.
mathematical model. The course concentrates on difference
MACS399. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I,II,S) Individual
and differential equation models. In each case, the student
research or special problem projects supervised by a faculty
solves the model and analyzes how the model and its
member given agreement on a subject matter, content, and
solutions are useful in understanding the original problem.
credit hours. Prerequisite: Independent Study form must be
Prerequisites: MACS 315 or consent of instructor. 3 hours
completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable Credit:
lecture; 3 semester hours.
1 to 6 credit hours.
MACS340. COOPERATIVE EDUCATION (I,II,S)
Senior Year
Supervised, full-time engineering-related employment for a
MACS400. PRINCIPLES OF PROGRAMMING LAN-
continuous six-month period (or its equivalent) in which
GUAGES (I,II) Study of the principles relating to design,
specific educational objectives are achieved. Prerequisite:
evaluation and implementation of programming languages
Second semester sophomore status and a cumulative grade
of historical and technical interest, considered as individual
point average of at least 2.00. 0 to 3 semester hours. Coop-
entities and with respect to their relationships to other lan-
erative Education credit does not count toward graduation
guages. Topics discussed for each language include: history,
except under special conditions.
design, structural organization, data structures, name struc-
MACS341. MACHINE ORGANIZATION AND ASSEMBLY
tures, control structures, syntactic structures, and implemen-
LANGUAGE PROGRAMMING (I,II) Covers the basic con-
tation of issues. The primary languages discussed are
cepts of computer architecture and organization. Topics
FORTRAN, PASCAL, LISP, ADA, C/C++, JAVA, PROLOG,
include machine level instructions and operating system calls
PERL. Prerequisite: MACS262. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester
used to write programs in assembly language. This course
hours.
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MACS401 REAL ANALYSIS (I) This course is a first
MACS411. INTRODUCTION TO EXPERT SYSTEMS (II)
course in real analysis that lays out the context and motiva-
General investigation of the field of expert systems. The first
tion of analysis in terms of the transition from power series
part of the course is devoted to designing expert systems.
to those less predictable series. The course is taught from a
The last half of the course is implementation of the design
historical perspective. It covers an introduction to the real
and construction of demonstration prototypes of expert sys-
numbers, sequences and series and their convergence, real-
tems. Prerequisite: MACS 262, MACS358. 3 hours lecture;
valued functions and their continuity and differentiability,
3 semester hours.
sequences of functions and their pointwise and uniform
MACS428. APPLIED PROBABILITY (II) Basic probability.
convergence, and Riemann-Stieltjes integration theory.
Probabilistic modeling. Discrete and continuous probability
Prerequisite: MACS213 or MACS223and MACS332.
models and their application to engineering and scientific
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
problems. Empirical distributions, probability plotting, and
MACS403. DATA BASE MANAGEMENT (I,II) Design
testing of distributional assumptions. Prerequisite: MACS213
and evaluation of information storage and retrieval systems,
or MACS223. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
including defining and building a data base and producing
MACS433/BELS433 MATHEMATICAL BIOLOGY (I)
the necessary queries for access to the stored information.
This course will discuss methods for building and solving
Generalized data base management systems, query lan-
both continuous and discrete mathematical models. These
guages, and data storage facilities. General organization of
methods will be applied to population dynamics, epidemic
files including lists, inverted lists and trees. System security
spread, pharmcokinetics and modeling of physiologic sys-
and system recovery, and system definition. Interfacing host
tems. Modern Control Theory will be introduced and used to
language to data base systems. Prerequisite: MACS262.
model living systems. Some concepts related to self-organiz-
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
ing systems will be introduced. Prerequisite: MACS 315.
MACS404. ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE (I) General
3 hours lecture, 3 semester hours.
investigation of the Artificial Intelligence field. During the
MACS434. INTRODUCTION TO PROBABILITY (I)
first part of the course a working knowledge of the LISP
An introduction to the theory of probability essential for
programming language is developed. Several methods used
problems in science and engineering. Topics include axioms
in artificial intelligence such as search strategies, knowledge
of probability, combinatorics, conditional probability and
representation, logic and probabilistic reasoning are devel-
independence, discrete and continuous probability density
oped and applied to problems. Learning is discussed and
functions, expectation, jointly distributed random variables,
selected applications presented. Prerequisite: MACS262,
Central Limit Theorem, laws of large numbers. Prerequisite:
MACS358. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
MACS 213 or 223. 3 hours lecture, 3 semester hours.
MACS406. DESIGN AND ANALYSIS OF ALGORITHMS
MACS 435: INTRODUCTION TO MATHEMATICAL
(I,II) Divide-and-conquer: splitting problems into subprob-
STATISTICS. (II) An introduction to the theory of statistics
lems of a finite number. Greedy: considering each problem
essential for problems in science and engineering. Topics
piece one at a time for optimality. Dynamic programming:
include sampling distributions, methods of point estimation,
considering a sequence of decisions in problem solution.
methods of interval estimation, significance testing for popu-
Searches and traversals: determination of the vertex in the
lation means and variances and goodness of fit, linear regres-
given data set that satisfies a given property. Techniques of
sion, analysis of variance. Prerequisite: MACS 434 3 hours
backtracking, branch-and-bound techniques, techniques in
lecture, 3 semester hours
lower bound theory. Prerequisite: MACS262, MACS213,
MACS358. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
MACS 440. PARALLEL COMPUTING FOR SCIENTISTS
AND ENGINEERS (I) This course is designed to introduce
MACS407. INTRODUCTION TO SCIENTIFIC COMPUT-
the field of parallel computing to all scientists and engineers.
ING (I,II) Round-off error in floating point arithmetic, con-
The students will be taught how to solve scientific problems.
ditioning and stability, solution techniques (Gaussian elimi-
They will be introduced to various software and hardware
nation, LU factorization, iterative methods) of linear alge-
issues related to high performance computing. Prerequisite:
braic systems, curve and surface fitting by the method of
Programming experience in C++, consent of instructor.
least-squares, zeros of nonlinear equations and systems by
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
iterative methods, polynomial interpolation and cubic splines,
numerical integration by adaptive quadrature and multivari-
MACS441. COMPUTER GRAPHICS (I,II) Data structures
ate quadrature, numerical methods for initial value problems
suitable for the representation of structures, maps, three-
in ordinary differential equations. Code development using
dimensional plots. Algorithms required for windowing, color
C/C++/Java. Emphasis is on problem solving using efficient
plots, hidden surface and line, perspective drawings. Survey
numerical methods in scientific computing. Prerequisite:
of graphics software and hardware systems. Prerequisite:
MACS315 and knowledge of computer programming.
MACS 262. 3 hours lecture, 3 semester hours.
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
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MACS442. OPERATING SYSTEMS (I,II) Covers the basic
MACS462. SENIOR SEMINAR II (II) Students present
concepts and functionality of batch, timesharing and single-
topics orally and write research papers using undergraduate
user operating system components, file systems, processes,
mathematical and computer sciences techniques, emphasiz-
protection and scheduling. Representative operating systems
ing critical analysis of assumptions and models. Prerequisite:
are studied in detail. Actual operating system components
Consent of Department Head. 1 hour seminar; 1 semester
are programmed on a representative processor. This course
hour.
provides insight into the internal structure of operating sys-
MACS471. COMPUTER NETWORKS (I,II) This introduc-
tems; emphasis is on concepts and techniques which are
tion to computer networks covers the fundamentals of com-
valid for all computers. Prerequisite: MACS262, MACS 341.
puter communications, using TCP/IP standardized protocols
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
as the main case study. Topics include physical topologies,
MACS443. ADVANCED PROGRAMMING CONCEPTS
switching, error detection and correction, routing, congestion
USING JAVA. (I,II) This course will quickly review pro-
control, and connection management for global networks
gramming constructs using the syntax and semantics of the
(such as the Internet) and local area networks (such as the
Java programming language. It will compare the constructs
Ethernet). In addition, network programming and applica-
of Java with other languages and discuss program design and
tions are considered. Prerequisite: MACS442 or permission
implementation. Object oriented programming concepts will
of instructor. 3 hours lecture, 3 semester hours.
be reviewed and applications, applets, servlets, graphical
MACS491. UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH (I)
user interfaces, threading, exception handling, JDBC, and
Individual investigation under the direction of a department
networking as implemented in Java will be discussed. The
faculty member. Written report required for credit. Pre-
basics of the Java Virtual Machine will be presented.
requisite: Consent of Department Head. 1 to 3 semester
Prerequisites: MACS 261, MACS 262. 3 hours lecture,
hours, no more than 6 in a degree program.
3 semester hours
MACS492. UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH (II)
MACS454. COMPLEX ANALYSIS (I) The complex plane.
Individual investigation under the direction of a department
Analytic functions, harmonic functions. Mapping by elemen-
faculty member. Written report required for credit. Pre-
tary functions. Complex integration, power series, calculus
requisite: Consent of Department Head. 1 to 3 semester
of residues. Conformal mapping. Prerequisite: MACS 315.
hours, no more than 6 in a degree program.
3 hours lecture, 3 semester hours.
MACS498. SPECIAL TOPICS (I,II,S) Selected topics chosen
MACS455. PARTIAL DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS (II)
from special interests of instructor and students. Prerequisite:
Linear partial differential equations, with emphasis on the
Consent of Department Head. 1 to 3 semester hours.
classical second-order equations: wave equation, heat equa-
tion, Laplace’s equation. Separation of variables, Fourier
MACS499. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I,II,S) Individual
methods, Sturm-Liouville problems. Prerequisite: MACS315.
research or special problem projects supervised by a faculty
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
member; also, given agreement on a subject matter, content,
and credit hours. Prerequisite: Independent Study form must
MACS461. SENIOR SEMINAR I (I) Students present topics
be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable Credit:
orally and write research papers using undergraduate mathe-
1 to 6 credit hours.
matical and computer sciences techniques, emphasizing
critical analysis of assumptions and models. Prerequisite:
Consent of Department Head. 1 hour seminar; 1 semester
hour.
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The Guy T. McBride, Jr. Honors
gious aspects of society and explore the moral and social
Program in Public Affairs for
consequences of technological innovations. 3 hours seminar;
3 semester hours.
Engineers
HNRS301A. U.S. PUBLIC POLICY: DOMESTIC AND
HNRS101A. PARADOXES OF THE HUMAN CONDI-
FOREIGN Detailed examination of United States public pol-
TION (II) Study of the paradoxes in the human condition
icy, using a case study approach to guide students to under-
expressed in significant texts in classics, literature, moral
stand the various aspects of policy making and the partici-
philosophy, and history (HNRS101A); drama and music,
pants in the process. As an outcome of this seminar, students
both classical and contemporary (HNRS101B); or history,
will have the ability to engage in informed, critical analyses
biography, and fiction (HNRS101C). The seminar will
of public policy, and will understand the process and how
encourage a value-oriented approach to the texts.
they may become involved in it. Students may spend spring
Prerequisite: Freshman status in the McBride Honors
break in Washington, D.C., as part of this seminar. 3 hours
Program. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
seminar; 3 semester hours.
HNRS200A. CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY: A STUDY
HNRS301B FOREIGN AREA STUDY (II) A survey of cur-
OF DIVERSE CULTURES A study of cultures within the
rent public policy issues of a selected country or region,
United States and abroad and the behavior of people. The
based on a broad survey of history and culture as well as
seminar will emphasize the roles of languages, religions,
contemporary social, technological, economic and political
moral values, and legal and economic systems in the cultures
trends. The areas to be studied will be in a three year rota-
selected for inquiry. Prerequisite: Sophomore status in the
tion; Far East (China and Taiwan or Hong Kong, Indonesia
McBride Honors Program. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
and/or Malaysia), Latin America (Brazil or Chile), Middle
HNRS201A. COMPARATIVE POLITICAL AND ECO-
East/Africa (Turkey or South Africa). Students taking this
NOMIC SYSTEMS (II) This course constitutes a compara-
seminar in preparation for a McBride sponsored trip abroad
tive study of the interrelationships between political and eco-
will be expected to take a brief intensive language course
nomic systems in theory and practice. Totalitarianism,
before departure. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
authoritarianism, democracy, anarchy, socialism, and com-
HNRS400A. MCBRIDE PRACTICUM An off-campus
munism will be examined in their historical and theoretical
practicum which may include an internship in a company,
contexts and compared with baseline concepts of what con-
government agency, or public service organization (domestic
stitutes a political system. Economics will be studied from a
or foreign), or foreign study as a part of a McBride group or
historical/developmental approach, examining classical and
individually. The practicum must have prior approval of the
neo-classical economics and theories of major western econ-
Principal Tutor. All students completing a practicum are
omists, including Smith, Marx, and Keynes. Specific nation
expected to keep an extensive journal and write a profes-
or area case studies will be used to integrate concepts and to
sional report detailing, analyzing, and evaluating their
explore possible new global conditions which define the
experiences. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
roles of governments and other institutions in the develop-
HNRS401A. STUDY OF LEADERSHIP AND POWER (I)
ment, planning, and control of economic activities and social
An intellectual examination into the nature of leadership and
policy. Prerequisites: Sophomore status in the McBride
power. Focuses on understanding and interpreting the leader-
Honors Program; HNRS101, HNRS200 or permission of
ship role, both its potential and its limitations, in various his-
instructor. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
torical, literary, political, socio-economic, and cultural con-
HNRS300A. INTERNATIONAL POLITICAL ECONOMY
texts. Exemplary leaders and their antitypes are analyzed.
International political economy is the study of the dynamic
Characteristics of leaders are related to their cultural and
relationships between nation-states and the global market-
temporal context. This course will ask questions regarding
place. Topics include: international and world politics,
the morality of power and its uses. Leadership in technical
money and international finance, international trade, multi-
and non-technical environments will be compared and con-
national and global corporations, global development, transi-
trasted. Additionally, power and empowerment, and the com-
tion economies and societies, and developing economies and
plications of becoming or of confronting a leader are scruti-
societies. Prerequisites: EBGN201, HNRS201. 3 hours semi-
nized. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
nar; 3 semester hours.
HNRS401B. CONFLICT RESOLUTION (I) An in-depth
HNRS300B. TECHNOLOGY AND SOCIO-ECONOMIC
look at creative, non-violent, non-litigious, win-win ways to
CHANGE (I) A critical analysis of the interactions among
handle conflicts in personal, business, environmental and
science, technology, and American values and institutions.
governmental settings. The class will learn concepts, theories
The seminar will study the role of technology in American
and methods of conflict resolution, study past and present
society and will debate the implications of technology trans-
cases, and observe on-going conflict resolution efforts in the
fer from developed to developing nations. Students will learn
Denver area. 3 hour seminar. 3 semester hours.
to relate technological issues to socio-economic and reli-
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HNRS402A. SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, AND ETHICS
Metallurgical and Materials
(II) A comprehensive inquiry into ethical and moral issues
Engineering
raised by modern science and technology. Issues covered
Freshman Year
include: the contention that science is value neutral; the par-
MTGN198. SPECIAL TOPICS IN METALLURGICAL
ticular sorts of ethical problems faced by engineers in their
AND MATERIALS ENGINEERING (I, II) Pilot course or
public and political roles in deciding uses of materials and
special topics course. Topics chosen from special interests of
energy; the personal problems faced in the development of a
instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is offered only
career in science and technology; the moral dilemmas inher-
once. Prerequisite: Instructor consent. 1 to 3 semester hours.
ent in using natural forms and energies for human purposes;
and the technologically dominated modern civilization.
MTGN199. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Independent
Literature is used as case studies to illustrate these themes
work leading to a comprehensive report. This work may
and to bring them home personally to students. 3 hours sem-
take the form of conferences, library, and laboratory work.
inar; 3 semester hours.
Choice of problem is arranged between student and a spe-
cific Department faculty-member. Prerequisite: Selection
of topic with consent of faculty supervisor; “Independent
Study Form” must be completed and submitted to Registrar.
1 to 3 semester hours.
Sophomore Year
MTGN272. MATERIALS ENGINEERING (S) Field session.
Relationship of atomic structure and bonding to mechanical,
thermal, electrical and magnetic properties of organic, ceramic,
polycrystalline rock and metallic materials. Materials selec-
tion and applications to a variety of engineering problems.
Some laboratory work and industry visits will be included.
Prerequisites: DCGN209 and PHGN200/210. 3 weeks;
3 semester hours.
MTGN298. SPECIAL TOPICS IN METALLURGICAL
AND MATERIALS ENGINEERING (I, II) Pilot course or
special topics course. Topics chosen from special interests
of instructor(s) and student(s). The course topic is generally
offered only once. Prerequisite: Instructor consent. 1 to
3 semester hours.
MTGN299. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Independent
work leading to a comprehensive report. This work may
take the form of conferences, library, and laboratory work.
Choice of problem is arranged between student and a spe-
cific Department faculty-member. Prerequisite: Selection
of topic with consent of faculty supervisor; “Independent
Study Form” must be completed and submitted to Registrar.
1 to 3 semester hours.
Junior Year
MTGN300. FOUNDRY METALLURGY (II) Design and
metallurgical aspects of casting, patterns, molding materials
and processes, solidification processes, risering and gating
concepts, casting defects and inspection, melting practice,
cast alloy selection. Prerequisite: PHGN200/210. Co-
requisite: MTGN302 or consent of instructor. 2 hours
lecture; 2 semester hours.
MTGN301. MATERIALS ENGINEERING DESIGN AND
MAINTENANCE (I) Introduction of the necessary metallur-
gical concepts for effective mine maintenance. Topics to
include steel selection, heat treatment, mechanical proper-
ties, casting design and alloys, casting defects, welding
materials and processes selection, weld defects, weld design,
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forms of corrosion protection, stainless steel, mechanical
MTGN351. METALLURGICAL AND MATERIALS
forming, aluminum and copper alloy systems, and metal fail-
THERMODYNAMICS (I) Applications of thermodynamics
ure identification. This course is designed for students from
in extractive and physical metallurgy and materials science.
outside the Metallurgical and Materials Engineering Depart-
Thermodynamics of solutions including solution models,
ment. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture;
calculation of activities from phase diagrams, and measure-
3 semester hours.
ments of thermodynamic properties of alloys and slags.
MTGN302. FOUNDRY METALLURGY LABORATORY
Reaction equilibria with examples in alloy systems and
(II) Experiments in the foundry designed to supplement the
slags. Predictions of phase stabilities. Thermodynamic
lectures of MTGN300. Co-requisite: MTGN300. 3 hours
principles of phase diagrams in material systems, defect
lab; 1 semester hour.
equilibrium and interactions. Prerequisite: DCGN209.
4 hours lecture; 4 semester hours.
MTGN311. STRUCTURE OF MATERIALS (I) (WI)
Principles of crystallography and crystal chemistry. Charac-
MTGN352. METALLURGICAL AND MATERIALS
terization of crystalline materials using X-ray diffraction
KINETICS (II) Introduction to reaction kinetics: chemical
techniques. Applications to include compound identification,
kinetics, atomic and molecular diffusion, surface thermo-
lattice parameter measurement, orientation of single crystals,
dynamics and kinetics of interfaces and nucleation-and-
and crystal structure determination. Laboratory experiments
growth. Applications to materials processing and performance
to supplement the lectures. Prerequisites: PHGN200/210 and
aspects associated with gas/solid reactions, precipitation and
SYGN202. 3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 4 semester hours.
dissolution behavior, oxidation and corrosion, purification of
semiconductors, carburizing of steel, formation of p-n junc-
MTGN331. PARTICULATE MATERIALS PROCESSING
tions and other important materials systems. Prerequisite:
(II) Characterization and production of particles. Physical
MTGN351. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
and interfacial phenomena involved in particulate processes.
Applications to metal and ceramic powder processing.
MTGN381. INTRODUCTION TO PHASE EQUILIBRIA
Prerequisite: DCGN209. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
IN MATERIALS SYSTEMS (I) Review of the concepts of
chemical equilibrium and derivation of the Gibbs Phase
MTGN334. CHEMICAL PROCESSING OF MATERIALS
Rule. Application of the Gibbs Phase Rule to interpreting
(II) Development and application of fundamental principles
one, two and three component Phase Equilibrium Diagrams.
related to the processing of metals and materials by thermo-
Application to alloy and ceramic materials systems. Empha-
chemical and aqueous and fused salt electrochemical/chemi-
sis on the evolution of phases and their amounts and the
cal routes. The course material will be presented within the
resulting microstructural development. Prerequisite/Co-
framework of a formalism which will examine the necessary
requisite: MTGN351. 2hours lecture; 2 semester hours.
physical chemistry, thermodynamics, reaction mechanisms,
and kinetics inherent to a wide selection of chemical-
MTGN390/EGGN390. MATERIALS AND MANUFAC-
processing systems. Since the formalizism is general the
TURING PROCESSES (I,II,S) This course focuses on avail-
course will develop the knowledge required for its applica-
able engineering materials and the manufacturing processes
tion to other systems not specifically covered in the course.
used in their conversion into a product or structure as critical
Prerequisite: MTGN351. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
considerations in design. Properties, characteristics, typical
selection criteria, and applications are reviewed for ferrous
MTGN340. COOPERATIVE EDUCATION (I,II,S) Super-
and nonferrous metals, plastics and composites. The nature,
vised, full-time, engineering-related employment for a con-
features, and economics of basic shaping operations are
tinuous six-month period (or its equivalent) in which specific
addressed with regard to their limitations and applications
educational objectives are achieved. Prerequisite: Second-
and the types of processing equipment available. Related
semester sophomore status and a cumulative grade-point
technology such as measurement and inspection procedures,
average of at least 2.00. 1 to 3 semester hours. Cooperative
numerical control systems and automated operations are
Education credit does not count toward graduation except
introduced throughout the course. Prerequisite: EGGN320
under special conditions.
and SYGN202. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
MTGN348. MICROSTRUCTURAL DEVELOPMENT (II)
MTGN398. SPECIAL TOPICS IN METALLURGICAL
(WI) An introduction to the relationships between micro-
AND MATERIALS ENGINEERING (I, II) Pilot course or
structure and properties of materials, with emphasis on
special topics course. Topics chosen from special interests of
metals. Fundamentals of imperfections in crystalline materi-
instructor(s) and student(s). The course topic is generally
als, phase equilibria, recrystallization and grain growth,
offered only once. Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor. 1 to
strengthening mechanisms, and phase transformations.
3 semester hours.
Laboratory sessions devoted to experiments illustrating
the fundamentals presented in the lectures. Prerequisites:
MTGN399. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Independent
MTGN311 and MTGN351. 3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab;
work leading to a comprehensive report. This work may
4 semester hours.
take the form of conferences, library, and laboratory work.
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Choice of problem is arranged between student and a spe-
or MLGN501, MTGN4l2 or consent of instructor. 3 hours
cific Department faculty-member. Prerequisite: Selection of
lecture, 3 semester hours.
topic with consent of faculty supervisor; “Independent Study
MTGN417. REFRACTORY MATERIALS (I) Refractory
Form” must be completed and submitted to Registrar. 1 to
materials in metallurgical construction. Oxide phase diagrams
3 semester hours.
to explain the behavior of metallurgical slags in contact with
Senior Year
materials of construction. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
MTGN403. SENIOR THESIS (I,II) Two semester indi-
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
vidual research under the direction of members of the
MTGN419/MLGN519. NON-CRYSTALLINE MATERIALS
Metallurgical and Materials Engineering staff. Work may
(II) An introduction to the principles of glass science-and-
include library and laboratory research on topics of rele-
engineering and non-crystalline materials in general. Glass
vance. Oral presentation will be given at the end of the
formation, structure, crystallization and properties will be
second semester and written thesis submitted to the com-
covered, along with a survey of commercial glass composi-
mittee for evaluation. Prerequisites: Senior standing in the
tions, manufacturing processes and applications. Prerequi-
Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
sites: MTGN311 or MLGN501, MLGN512/MTGN412, or
and consent of the Head of Department. 6 semester hours
consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
(3 hours per semester).
MTGN422. PROCESS ANALYSIS AND DEVELOPMENT
MTGN412/MLGN512. CERAMIC ENGINEERING (I)
(II) Aspects of process development, plant design and man-
Application of engineering principles to nonmetallic and
agement. Prerequisite: MTGN331. Co-requisite: MTGN424
ceramic materials. Processing of raw materials and produc-
or consent of instructor. 2 hours lecture; 2 semester hours.
tion of ceramic bodies, glazes, glasses, enamels, and cer-
mets. Firing processes and reactions in glass bonded as well
MTGN424. PROCESS ANALYSIS AND DEVELOPMENT
as mechanically bonded systems. Prerequisite: MTGN348.
LABORATORY (II) Projects to accompany the lectures in
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
MTGN422. Prerequisite: MTGN422 or consent of instructor.
3 hours lab; 1 semester hour.
MTGN414/MLGN544. PROCESSING OF CERAMICS (II)
Principles of ceramic processing and the relationship
MTGN430. PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY OF IRON AND
between processing and microstructure. Raw materials and
STEELMAKING (I) Physical chemistry principles of blast
raw materials preparation, forming and fabrication, thermal
furnace and direct reduction production of iron and refining
processing, and finishing of ceramic materials will be cov-
of iron to steel. Discussion of raw materials, productivity,
ered. Principles will be illustrated by case studies on specific
impurity removal, deoxidation, alloy additions, and ladle
ceramic materials. A project to design a ceramic fabrication
metallurgy. Prerequisite: MTGN334. 3 hours lecture;
process is required. Field trips to local ceramic manufactur-
3 semester hours.
ing operations are included. Prerequisites: MTGN 311,
MTGN431. HYDRO- AND ELECTRO-METALLURGY (I)
MTGN 331, and MTGN 412/MLGN 512 or consent of the
Physical and chemical principles involved in the extraction
instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
and refining of metals by hydro- and electrometallurgical
MTGN415/MLGN515. ELECTRICAL PROPERTIES AND
techniques. Discussion of unit processes in hydrometallurgy,
APPLICATIONS OF MATERIALS (II) Survey of the elec-
electrowinning, and electrorefining. Analysis of integrated
trical properties of materials, and the applications of materi-
flowsheets for the recovery of nonferrous metals. Prerequi-
als as electrical circuit components. The effects of chemistry,
sites: MTGN334, MTGN351 and MTGN352. Co-requisite:
processing and microstructure on the electrical properties.
MTGN461, MTGN433 or consent of instructor. 2 hours lec-
Functions, performance requirements and testing methods
ture; 2 semester hours.
of materials for each type of circuit component. General
MTGN432. PYROMETALLURGY (II) Extraction and refin-
topics covered are conductors, resistors, insulators, capaci-
ing of metals including emerging practices. Modifications
tors, energy convertors, magnetic materials and integrated
driven by environmental regulations and by energy mini-
circuits. Prerequisites: PHGN200, MTGN311 or MLGN501,
mization. Analysis and design of processes and the impact
MTGN4l2/MLGN512, or consent of instructor. 3 hours lec-
of economic considerations. Prerequisite: MTGN334. 3 hours
ture; 3 semester hours.
lecture; 3 semester hours.
MTGN416/MLGN516. PROPERTIES OF CERAMICS (II)
MTGN433. HYDRO- AND ELECTRO-METALLURGY
Survey of the properties of ceramic materials and how these
LABORATORY (I) Experiments designed to supplement the
properties are determined by the chemical structure (compo-
lectures in MTGN431. Co-requisite: MTGN431 or consent
sition), crystal structure, and the microstructure of crystalline
of instructor. 3 hours lab; 1 semester hours.
ceramics and glasses. Thermal, optical, and mechanical prop-
MTGN434. DESIGN AND ECONOMICS OF METAL-
erties of single-phase and multiphase ceramics, including
LURGICAL PLANTS (II) Design of metallurgical proc-
composites, are covered. Prerequisites: PHGN200, MTGN311
essing systems. Methods for estimating process costs and
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profitability. Performance, selection, and design of process
graphical and statistical techniques. Computer software will
equipment. Integration of process units into a working plant
be utilized for statistical process control and for the design
and its economics, construction, and operation. Market
and analysis of experiments. Prerequisite: Consent of
research and surveys. Prerequisites: DCGN209, MTGN351
Instructor. 3 hours lecture, 3 semester hours
or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
MTGN451. CORROSION ENGINEERING (II) Principles
MTGN436. CONTROL AND INSTRUMENTATION OF
of electrochemistry. Corrosion mechanisms. Methods of
METALLURGICAL PROCESSES (II) Analysis of proc-
corrosion protection including cathodic and anodic protec-
esses for metal extraction and refining using classical and
tion and coatings. Examples, from various industries, of
direct-search optimization methods and classical process
corrosion problems and solutions. Prerequisite: DCGN209.
control with the aid of chemical functions and thermo-
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours
dynamic transfer operations. Examples from processes in
MTGN452. CERAMIC AND METAL MATRIX COM-
physicochemical and physical metallurgy. Prerequisite:
POSITES Introduction to the synthesis, processing, struc-
MTGN334 or consent of instructor. Co-requisite: MTGN438
ture, properties and performance of ceramic and metal
or consent of instructor. 2 hours lecture; 2 semester hours.
matrix composites. Survey of various types of composites,
MTGN438. CONTROL AND INSTRUMENTATION OF
and correlation between processing, structural architecture
METALLURGICAL PROCESSES LABORATORY (II)
and properties. Prerequisites: MTGN311, MTGN331,
Experiments designed to supplement the lectures in
MTGN348, MTGN351. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours
MTGN436. Prerequisite: MTGN436 or consent of
MTGN453. PRINCIPLES OF INTEGRATED CIRCUIT
instructor. 3 hours lab; 1 semester hour.
PROCESSING (I) An introduction to the electrical conduc-
MTGN442. ENGINEERING ALLOYS (II) This course is
tivity of semiconductor materials; qualitative discussion of
intended to be an important component of the physical
active semiconductor devices; discussion of the steps in inte-
metallurgy sequence, to reinforce and integrate principles
grated circuit fabrication; detailed investigation of the mate-
from earlier courses, and enhance the breadth and depth of
rials science and engineering principles involved in the vari-
understanding of concepts in a wide variety of alloy systems.
ous steps of VLSI device fabrication; a presentation of
Metallic systems considered include iron and steels, copper,
device packaging techniques and the processes and princi-
aluminum, titanium, superalloys, etc. Phase stability, micro-
ples involved. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. 3 hours
structural evolution and structure/property relationships are
lecture; 3 semester hours.
emphasized. Prerequisite: MTGN348 or consent of instruc-
MTGN456. ELECTRON MICROSCOPY (II) Introduction
tor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
to electron optics and the design and application of transmis-
MTGN445/MLGN505*. MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF
sion and scanning electron microscopes. Interpretation of
MATERIALS (I) (WI) Mechanical properties and relation-
images produced by various contrast mechanisms. Electron
ships. Plastic deformation of crystalline materials. Relation-
diffraction analysis and the indexing of electron diffraction
ships of microstructures to mechanical strength. Fracture,
patterns. Prerequisite: MTGN311 or consent of instructor.
creep, and fatigue. Laboratory sessions devoted to advanced
Co-requisite: MTGN458. 2 hours lecture; 2 semester hours.
mechanical-testing techniques to illustrate the application
MTGN458. ELECTRON MICROSCOPY LABORATORY
of the fundamentals presented in the lectures. Prerequisite:
(II) Laboratory exercises to illustrate specimen preparation
MTGN348. 3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 4/3* semester hours.
techniques, microscope operation, and the interpretation of
*This is a 3 hour-credit graduate-course in the Materials
images produced from a variety of specimens, and to supple-
Science Program (ML) and a 4 hour-credit undergraduate-
ment the lectures in MTGN456. Co-requisite: MTGN456.
course in the MTGN program.
3 hours lab; 1 semester hour.
MTGN450/MLGN550. STATISTICAL PROCESS CON-
MTGN461.TRANSPORT PHENOMENA AND REACTOR
TROL AND DESIGN OF EXPERIMENTS(I) An introduc-
DESIGN FOR METALLURGICAL-AND-MATERIALS
tion to statistical process control, process capability analysis
ENGINEERS (I) Introduction to the conserved-quantities:
and experimental design techniques. Statistical process con-
momentum, heat, and mass transfer, and application of
trol theory and techniques will be developed and applied to
chemical kinetics to elementary reactor-design. Examples
control charts for variables and attributes involved in process
from materials processing and process metallurgy. Molecular
control and evaluation. Process capability concepts will be
transport properties: viscosity, thermal conductivity, and
developed and applied for the evaluation of manufacturing
mass diffusivity of materials encountered during processing
processes. The theory and application of designed experi-
operations. Uni-directional transport: problem formulation
ments will be developed and applied for full factorial experi-
based on the required balance of the conserved- quantity
ments, fractional factorial experiments, screening experi-
applied to a control-volume. Prediction of velocity, tempera-
ments, multilevel experiments and mixture experiments.
ture and concentration profiles. Equations of change: conti-
Analysis of designed experiments will be carried out by
nuity, motion, and energy. Transport with two independent
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variables (unsteady-state behavior). Interphase transport:
MTGN466. MATERIALS DESIGN: SYNTHESIS, CHAR-
dimensionless correlations friction factor, heat, and mass
ACTERIZATION AND SELECTION (II) (WI) The applica-
transfer coefficients. Elementary concepts of radiation heat-
tion of fundamental materials engineering principles to the
transfer. Flow behavior in packed beds. Design equations
design of systems for extraction and synthesis, and to the
for: Continuous- Flow/Batch Reactors with Uniform Disper-
selection of materials. Systems covered may range from
sion and Plug Flow Reactors. Digital computer methods for
those used for metallurgical processing to those used for
the design of metallurgical systems. Laboratory sessions
processing of emerging materials. Microstructural design,
devoted to: Tutorials/Demonstrations to facilitate the under-
characterization and properties evaluation will link the syn-
standing of concepts related to selected topics; and, Projects
thesis to applications. Selection criteria may include specific
with the primary focus on the operating principles and use of
requirements such as corrosion resistance, wear and abrasion
modern electronic-instrumentation for measurements on lab-
resistance, high temperature service, cryogenic service,
scale systems in conjunction with correlation and prediction
vacuum systems, automotive systems, electronic and optical
strategies for analysis of results. Prerequisites: MACS315,
systems, high strength/weight rations, recycling, economics
MTGN351 and MTGN352. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab;
and safety issues. Materials investigated may include mature
3 semester hours.
and emerging metallic, ceramic and composite systems used
MTGN462/ESGN462. SOLID WASTE MINIMIZATION
in the manufacturing and fabrication industries. Design
AND RECYCLING (I) This course will examine, using case
activities will be conducted by teams of students. Oral and
studies, how industry applies engineering principles to mini-
written reports will be required. Prerequisite: MTGN331,
mize waste formation and to meet solid waste recycling
MTGN334, and MTGN348. 1 hour lecture, 6 hours lab;
challenges. Both proven and emerging solutions to solid waste
3 semester hours.
environmental problems, especially those associated with
MTGN475. METALLURGY OF WELDING (I) Intro-
metals, will be discussed. Prerequisites: EGGN/ESGN353,
duction to welding processes thermal aspects; metallurgical
EGGN/ESGN354, and ESGN302/CHGN403 or consent of
evaluation of resulting microstructures; attendant phase
instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
transformations; selection of filler metals; stresses; stress
MTGN463. POLYMER ENGINEERING (I) Introduction
relief and annealing; preheating and post heating; distortion
to the structure and properties of polymeric materials, their
and defects; welding ferrous and nonferrous alloys; and,
deformation and failure mechanisms, and the design and
welding tests. Prerequisite: MTGN348. Co-requisite:
fabrication of polymeric end items. Molecular and crystallo-
MTGN477. 2 hours lecture; 2 semester hours.
graphic structures of polymers will be developed and related
MTGN477. METALLURGY OF WELDING LABORA-
to the elastic, viscoelastic, yield and fracture properties of
TORY (I) Experiments designed to supplement the lectures
polymeric solids and reinforced polymer composites. Empha-
in MTGN475. Prerequisite: MTGN475. 3 hours lab;
sis on forming and joining techniques for end-item fabrica-
1 semester hour.
tion including: extrusion, injection molding, reaction injec-
MTGN498. SPECIAL TOPICS IN METALLURGICAL
tion molding, thermoforming, and blow molding. The design
AND MATERIALS ENGINEERING (I, II) Pilot course or
of end-items in relation to: materials selection, manufactur-
special topics course. Topics chosen from special interests of
ing engineering, properties, and applications. Prerequisite:
instructor(s) and student(s). The course topic is generally
Consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
offered only once. Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor. 1 to
MTGN464. FORGING AND FORMING (II) Introduction
3 semester hours.
to plasticity. Survey and analysis of working operations of
MTGN499. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Independent
forging, extrusion, rolling, wire drawing and sheet-metal
advanced-work leading to a comprehensive report. This
forming. Metallurgical structure evolution during working.
work may take the form of conferences, library, and labora-
Prerequisites: EGGN320 and MTGN348 or EGGN390.
tory work. Choice of problem is arranged between student
2 hours lecture; 3 hours lab, 3 semester hours
and a specific Department faculty-member. Prerequisite:
Selection of topic with consent of faculty supervisor;
“Independent Study Form” must be completed and sub-
mitted to Registrar. 1 to 3 semester hours.
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Military Science (AROTC)
Junior Year
Freshman Year
MSGN301. APPLIED PRINCIPLES OF LEADERSHIP
*Indicates courses that may be used to satisfy PAGN
AND COMMAND I (I) An introduction to the organization
semester requirements.
of the U.S. Army in the field. Application of leadership prin-
ciples in the command environment emphasizing motivation,
*MSGN103. ADVENTURES IN LEADERSHIP I (I)
performance counseling, group development, ethics, and
Development of individual skills necessary to become an
attention to detail. Lab Fee. Prerequisite: Enrollment in the
effective small group leader. Training is challenging and
AROTC Advanced Course or consent of department. 3 hours
encompasses a wide variety of skills. A major emphasis is
lecture; 3 semester hours.
placed on map reading and land navigation principles,
including use of the lensatic compass, terrain interpretation,
MSGN302. APPLIED PRINCIPLES OF LEADERSHIP
intersection, resection, and magnetic declination. Cadets also
AND COMMAND II (II) The theory and practice of small
receive training in marksmanship, physical training (PT),
unit tactical operations to include small unit tactics, military
and military drill, and the Army organization. Lab Fee.
problems analysis, communications techniques, and troop
1 hour lecture, 2 hours lab, 3 hours PT, and 80 hours field
leading procedures. Prerequisite: Enrollment in the AROTC
training; 2 semester hours.
Advanced Course or consent of department. Lab Fee.
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
*MSGN104. ADVENTURES IN LEADERSHIP II (II)
Continuation of MSGN103 training with increased emphasis
MSGN303. LEADERSHIP LABORATORY (I)
on leadership. Training also includes small unit tactics, and
Development of military leadership techniques to include
First Aid training. Lab Fee. 1 hour lecture, 2 hours lab,
preparation of operation plans, presentation of instruction,
3 hours PT, and 80 hours field training; 2 semester hours.
and supervision of underclass military cadets. Instruction in
military drill, ceremonies, and customs and courtesies of the
MSGN198. SPECIAL TOPICS IN MILITARY SCIENCE
Army. Must be taken in conjunction with MSGN301. Pre-
(I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen
requisite: Enrollment in the AROTC Advanced Course or
from special interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually
consent of department. Lab Fee. 2 hours lab, 3 hours PT,
the course is offered only once. Prerequisite: Instructor con-
80 hours field training; .5 semester hour.
sent. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
MSGN304. LEADERSHIP LABORATORY (II) Continued
MSGN199. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Individual
development of military leadership techniques with the
research or special problem projects supervised by a faculty
major emphasis on leading an Infantry Squad. Training is
member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a sub-
“hands-on”. Practical exercises are used to increase under-
ject matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: “Inde-
standing of the principles of leadership learned in MSGN302.
pendent Study” form must be completed and submitted to
Must be taken in conjunction with MSGN302. Prerequisite:
the Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
Enrollment in the ROTC Advanced Course or consent of
Sophomore Year
department. Lab Fee. 2 hours lab, 3 hours PT, 80 hours field
*MSGN203. ADVENTURES IN LEADERSHIP III (I)
training; .5 semester hour.
Continues the development of those individual skills taught
ADVANCED CAMP (Fort Lewis, WA) A six (6) week
in MSGN103 and 104. Increased emphasis on the role of the
Advanced Camp is required for completion of the AROTC
Leader/Trainer. Cadets receive training in First Aid. As with
program. The camp should be attended between the junior
MSGN103, the majority of the training is in the field. Lab
and senior year. The emphasis at Advanced Camp is placed
Fee. 1 hour lecture, 2 hours lab, 3 hours PT, and 80 hours
on the development of individual leadership initiative and
field training; 2 semester hours.
self-confidence. Students are rated on their performance
*MSGN204. ADVENTURES IN LEADERSHIP IV (II) In
in various positions of leadership during the camp period.
this course emphasis is on development of leadership skills
The U.S. Army reimburses students for travel to and from
necessary in a small group environment. Students are trained
Advanced Camp. In addition, students receive approximately
in the mechanics of small unit tactics, the required to perform
$600.00 pay while attending camp. Prerequisite: Enrollment
in various leadership positions. Cadets take an increased role
in the AROTC Advanced Course and successful completion
in the planning and execution of cadet activities. Lab Fee.
of MSGN301 through 304.
1 hour lecture, 2 hours lab, 3 hours PT, and 80 hours field
MSGN398. SPECIAL TOPICS IN MILITARY SCIENCE
training; 2 semester hours.
(I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen
MSGN298. SPECIAL TOPICS IN MILITARY SCIENCE
from special interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually
(I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen
the course is offered only once. Prerequisite: Instructor con-
from special interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually
sent. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
the course is offered only once. Prerequisite: Instructor con-
MSGN399. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Individual
sent. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
research or special problem projects supervised by a faculty
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member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a
MSGN498. SPECIAL TOPICS IN MILITARY SCIENCE
subject matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite:
(I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen
“Independent Study” form must be completed and
from special interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually
submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit
the course is offered only once. Prerequisite: Instructor con-
hours.
sent. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
Senior Year
MSGN499. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Individual
MSGN401. ETHICS, PROFESSIONALISM, AND MILI-
research or special problem projects supervised by a faculty
TARY JUSTICE (I) An introduction to military ethics and
member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a sub-
professionalism with emphasis on the code of the officer.
ject matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: “Inde-
A study of military justice and its application to military life.
pendent Study” form must be completed and submitted to
Orientation to Army administrative, training, and logistics
the Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
systems. Pre-commissioning orientation. Prerequisite:
(AFROTC)
Enrollment in the AROTC Advanced Course or consent of
department. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
AFAS100. AFROTC P/T .5 hours
MSGN402. THE AMERICAN MILITARY EXPERIENCE
AFAS101. THE AIR FORCE TODAY I This course deals
(II) A study of the history of the United States military in
with the US Air Force in the contemporary world through a
order to better understand the role played by the armed
study of the total force structure, strategic offensive and
forces in American society today through a study of the ori-
defensive forces, general purpose forces, aerospace support
gins and development of military policy, organization and
forces, and the development of communicative skills. 1 hour
technology; relating these to political, social and economic
lecture, 1.5 hours lab; 1.5 semester hour.
development during this period.
AFAS102. THE AIR FORCE TODAY II A continuation
MSGN403. LEADERSHIP LABORATORY (I) Continued
of The Air Force Today I. 1 hour lecture, 1.5 hours lab;
development of leadership techniques by assignment in the
1.5 semester hour.
command and staff positions in the Cadet Battalion. Cadets
AFAS103. DEVELOPMENT OF AIR POWER I
are expected to plan and execute much of the training associ-
One 1-hour lecture and one 1.5 hour lab per week. This
ated with the day-to-day operations within the cadet battal-
course is designed to examine general aspects of air and
ion. Utilizing the troop leading and management principles
space power through a historical perspective. Utilizing this
learned in previous classes, cadets analyze the problems
perspective, the course covers a time period from the first
which the battalion faces, develop strategies, brief recom-
balloons and dirigibles to the space-age global positioning
mendations, and execute the approved plan. Lab Fee.
systems of the Persian Gulf War. Historical examples are
Prerequisite: Enrollment in the AROTC Advanced Course or
provided to extrapolate the development of Air Force capa-
consent of department. 2 hours lab, 1 hour PT, and 80 hours
bilities (competencies), and missions (functions) to demon-
field training; .5 semester hour.
strate the evolution of what has become today’s USAF air
MSGN404. LEADERSHIP LABORATORY (II) Continued
and space power. Furthermore, the course examines several
leadership development by serving in the command and staff
fundamental truths associated with war in the third dimen-
positions in the Cadet Battalion. Cadets take a large role in
sion: e.g., Principles of War and Tenets of Air and Space
determining the goals and direction of the cadet organiza-
Power. As a whole, this course provides the students with a
tion, under supervision of the cadre. Cadets are required to
knowledge level understanding for the general element and
plan and organize cadet outings and much of the training of
employment of air and space power, from an institutional
underclassmen. Lab Fee. Prerequisite: Enrollment in the
doctrinal and historical perspective. In addition, the students
AROTC Advanced Course or consent of department. Lab
will continue to discuss the importance of the Air Force
Fee. 2 hours lab, 1 hour PT, and 80 hours field training;
Core Values with the use of operational examples and his-
.5 semester hour.
torical Air Force leaders and will continue to develop their
communication skills. Leadership Laboratory is mandatory
MSGN497. SPECIAL STUDIES IN LEADERSHIP AND
for AFROTC cadets and complements this course by pro-
SMALL GROUP DYNAMICS I (I) The course is specifical-
viding cadets with followership experiences. 1 hour lecture,
ly geared to the unique leadership challenges faced by indi-
1.5 hours lab; 1.5 semester hours.
viduals involved in CSM student government and other cam-
pus leadership positions. Instruction emphasis is on forces
AFAS104. DEVELOPMENT OF AIR POWER II A continu-
and dynamics which shape and define leader/manager’s job
ation of DEVELOPMENT OF AIR POWER I. One 1-hour
in the campus environment. Prerequisite: Currently appoint-
lecture and one 1.5 hour lab per week; 1.5 semester hours.
ed or elected leader of a recognized student organization or
AFAS105. AIR FORCE MANAGEMENT AND LEADER-
consent of the department head. 1 hour lecture and 5 hours
SHIP I Two 1.5 hour seminars and one 1.5 hour lab per
lab; 3 semester hours.
week. This course is a study of leadership, management
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fundamentals, professional knowledge, Air Force personnel
Mining Engineering
and evaluation systems, leadership ethics, and communica-
Freshman Year
tion skills required of an Air Force junior officer. Case stud-
MNGN198. SPECIAL TOPICS IN MINING ENGINEER-
ies are used to examine Air Force leadership and manage-
ING (I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics
ment situations as a means of demonstrating and exercising
chosen from special interests of instructor(s) and student(s).
practical application of the concepts being studied. A man-
Usually the course is offered only once. Prerequisite:
datory Leadership Laboratory complements this course by
Instructor consent. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
providing advanced leadership experiences in officer-type
MNGN199. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Individual
activities, giving students the opportunity to apply leadership
research or special problem projects supervised by a faculty
and management principles of this course. 3 hours lecture,
member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a sub-
1.5 hours lab; 3.5 semester hours.
ject matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: “Inde-
AFAS106. AIR FORCE MANAGEMENT AND LEADER-
pendent Study” form must be completed and submitted to
SHIP II A continuation of AIR FORCE MANAGEMENT
the Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
AND LEADERSHIP I. Two 1.5 hour seminars and 1.5 hour
Sophomore Year
lab per week. 3 hours lecture, 1.5 hours lab; 3.5 semester
MNGN210. INTRODUCTORY MINING (I,II) Survey of
hours.
mining and mining economics. Topics include mining law,
AFAS107. NATIONAL SECURITY FORCES IN CON-
exploration and sampling, reserve estimation, project evalua-
TEMPORARY AMERICAN SOCIETY I. Two 1.5 hour
tion, basic unit operations including drilling, blasting, load-
seminars and one 1.5 hour lab per week. This course exam-
ing and hauling, support, shaft sinking and an introduction to
ines the national security process, regional studies, advanced
surface and underground mining methods. Prerequisite:
leadership ethics, and Air Force doctrine. Special topics of
None. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
interest focus on the military as a profession, officership,
MNGN298. SPECIAL TOPICS IN MINING ENGINEER-
military justice, civilian control of the military, preparation
ING (I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics cho-
for active duty, and current issues affecting military profes-
sen from special interests of instructor(s) and student(s).
sionalism. Within this structure, continued emphasis is given
Usually the course is offered only once. Prerequisite:
to refining communication skills. A mandatory Leadership
Instructor consent. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
Laboratory complements this course by providing advanced
leadership and management principles of this course. 3 hours
MNGN300. SUMMER FIELD SESSION (S) Classroom and
lecture, 1.5 hours lab; 3.5 semester hours.
field instructions in the theory and practice of surface and
underground mine surveying. Introduction to the application
of various computer-aided mine design software packages
incorporated in upper division mining courses. Prerequisite:
completion of sophomore year; Duration: first three weeks
of field term; 3 semester hours.
Junior Year
MNGN308. MINE SAFETY (I) Causes and prevention of
accidents. Mine safety regulations. Mine rescue training.
Safety management and organization. Prerequisite:
MNGN210. 1 hour lecture; 1 semester hour. Should be
taken concurrently with MNGN309.
MNGN309. MINING ENGINEERING LABORATORY (I)
Training in practical mine labor functions including: oper-
ation of jackleg drills, jumbo drills, muckers, and LHD
machines. Training stresses safe operation of equipment and
safe handling of explosives. Introduction to front-line man-
agement techniques. Prerequisite: MNGN210. 2 semester
hours. Should be taken concurrently with MNGN308.
MNGN312. SURFACE MINE DESIGN (I) (WI) Analysis
of elements of surface mine operation and design of surface
mining system components with emphasis on minimization
of adverse environmental impact and maximization of effi-
cient use of mineral resources. Ore estimates, unit opera-
tions, equipment selection, final pit determinations, short-
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and long-range planning, road layouts, dump planning, and
ronmental impacts. Reserve estimates, development and pro-
cost estimation. Prerequisite: MNGN210 and MNGN300.
duction planning, engineering drawings for development and
2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
extraction, underground haulage systems, and cost estimates.
MNGN316. COAL MINING METHODS (II) (WI) Devoted
Prerequisite: MNGN210 and MNGN300. 2 hours lecture,
to surface and underground coal mining methods and design.
3 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
The surface mining portion emphasizes area-mining meth-
MNGN322. INTRODUCTION TO MINERAL PROCESS-
ods, including pertinent design-related regulations, and over-
ING (I) Principles and practice of crushing, grinding, sisze
burden removal systems. Pit layout, sequencing, overburden
classification; mineral concentration technologies including
equipment selection and cost estimation are presented. The
magnetic and electrostatic separation, gravity separation,
underground mining portion emphasizes general mine lay-
and flotation. Sedimentation, thickening, filtration and
out; detailed layout of continuous, conventional, longwall,
product drying as well as tailings disposal technologies
and shortwall sections. General cost and manning require-
are included. The course is open to all CSM students.
ments; and production analysis. Federal and state health and
Prerequisite: PHGN200/210, MACS213/223. 3 hours
safety regulations are included in all aspects of mine layout.
lecture; 3 semester hours.
Prerequisite: MNGN210. 2 hours lecture, 2 semester hours
MNGN323. INTRODUCTORY MINERAL PROCESSING
MNGN317. Dynamics for Mining Engineers (II) For mining
LABORATORY (I) Experiments and assignments to accom-
engineering majors only. Absolute and relative motions,
pany MTGN322. Hands-on experience includes crushing,
kinetics, work-energy, impulse-momentum and angular
grinding, sizing, particle-size-determination, magnetic sepa-
impulse-momentum. Prerequisite: MACS213/223,
ration, gravity concentration, coal analysis, flotation and cir-
DCGN241. 1 hour lecture; 1 semester hour.
cuit analysis. Prerequisite: MTGN322 or concurrent enroll-
MNGN321. INTRODUCTION TO ROCK MECHANICS
ment. 3 hours lab; 1 semester hour.
Physical properties of rock, and fundamentals of rock sub-
MNGN404. TUNNELING (I) Modern tunneling techniques.
stance and rock mass response to applied loads. Principles of
Emphasis on evaluation of ground conditions, estimation of
elastic analysis and stress-strain relationships. Elementary
support requirements, methods of tunnel driving and boring,
principles of the theoretical and applied design of under-
design systems and equipment, and safety. Prerequisite:
ground openings and pit slopes. Emphasis on practical
MNGN210, MNGN314. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
applied aspects. Prerequisite: DCGN241 or MNGN317.
MNGN405. ROCK MECHANICS IN MINING (I) The
2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
course deals with the rock mechanics aspect of design of
MNGN340. COOPERATIVE EDUCATION (I,II,S)
mine layouts developed in both underground and surface.
Supervised, full-time, engineering-related employment for a
Underground mining sections includes design of coal and
continuous six-month period (or its equivalent) in which
hard rock pillars, mine layout design for tabular and massive
specific educational objectives are achieved. Prerequisite:
ore bodies, assessment of caving characteristics of ore
Second semester sophomore status and a cumulative grade-
bodies, performance and application of backfill, and phe-
point average of at least 2.00. 0 to 3 semester hours. Cooper-
nomenon of rock burst and its alleviation. Surface mining
ative Education credit does not count toward graduation
portion covers rock mass characterization, failure modes of
except under special conditions.
slopes excavated in rock masses, probabilistic and determin-
MNGN398. SPECIAL TOPICS IN MINING ENGINEER-
istic approaches to design of slopes, and remedial measures
ING (I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics cho-
for slope stability problems. Prerequisite: MNGN321 or
sen from special interests of instructor(s) and student(s).
equivalent. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
Usually the course is offered only once. Prerequisite:
MNGN406. DESIGN AND SUPPORT OF UNDER-
Instructor consent. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
GROUND EXCAVATIONS Design of underground exca-
MNGN399. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Individual
vations and support. Analysis of stress and rock mass defor-
research or special problem projects supervised by a faculty
mations around excavations using analytical and numerical
member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a sub-
methods. Collections, preparation, and evaluation of in situ
ject matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: “Inde-
and laboratory data for excavation design. Use of rock mass
pendent Study” form must be completed and submitted to
rating systems for site characterization and excavation
the Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
design. Study of support types and selection of support
for underground excavations. Use of numerical models for
Senior Year
design of shafts, tunnels and large chambers. Prerequisite:
MNGN314. UNDERGROUND MINE DESIGN (I)
Instructor’s consent. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
Selection, design, and development of most suitable under-
Offered in odd years.
ground mining methods based upon the physical and the
geological properties of mineral deposits (metallics and non-
MNGN407. ROCK FRAGMENTATION (II) Theory and
metallics), conservation considerations, and associated envi-
application of rock drilling, rock boring, explosives, blasting,
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and mechanical rock breakage. Design of blasting rounds,
MNGN427. MINE VALUATION (II) Course emphasis is on
applications to surface and underground excavation. Pre-
the business aspects of mining. Topics include time valuation
requisite: EGGN320 or concurrent enrollment. 3 hours
of money and interest formulas, cash flow, investment cri-
lecture; 3 semester hours. Offered in odd years.
teria, tax considerations, risk and sensitivity analysis, escala-
MNGN408. UNDERGROUND DESIGN AND CON-
tion and inflation and cost of capital. Calculation procedures
STRUCTION. Soil and rock engineering applied to under-
are illustrated by case studies. Computer programs are used.
ground civil works. Tunneling and the construction of under-
Prerequisite: Senior in Mining, graduate status or consent of
ground openings for power facilities, water conveyance,
instructor. 2 hours lecture; 2 semester hours.
transportation, and waste disposal; design, excavation and
MNGN428. MINING ENGINEERING EVALUATION
support of underground openings. Emphasis on consulting
AND DESIGN REPORT I (I) (WI) Preparation of phase I
practice, case studies, geotechnical design, and construction
engineering report based on coordination of all previous
methods. Prerequisite: EGGN361, MNGN321, or instruc-
work. Includes mineral deposit selection, geologic descrip-
tor’s consent. 3 hours of lecture; 3 semester hours.
tion, mining method selection, ore reserve determination,
MNGN410. EXCAVATION PROJECT MANAGEMENT.
and permit process outline. Emphasis is on detailed mine
Successful implementation and management of surface and
design and cost analysis evaluation in preparation for
underground construction projects, preparation of contract
MNGN429. 3 hours lab; 1 semester hour.
documents, project bidding and estimating, contract award-
MNGN429. MINING ENGINEERING EVALUATION
ing and notice to proceed, value engineering, risk manage-
AND DESIGN REPORT II (II) (WI) Preparation of formal
ment, construction management and dispute resolution,
engineering report based on all course work in the mining
evaluation of differing site conditions claims. Prerequisite:
option. Emphasis is on mine design, equipment selection,
MNGN 210 or instructors consent, 2-hour lecture, 2 semes-
production scheduling and evaluation. Prerequisite:
ter hours.
MNGN427, 428. 3 hours lab; 2 semester hours.
MNGN414. MINE PLANT DESIGN (I) Analysis of mine
MNGN431. MINING AND METALLURGICAL ENVI-
plant elements with emphasis on design. Materials handling,
RONMENT This course covers studies of the interface
dewatering, hoisting, belt conveyor and other material
between mining and metallurgical process engineering and
handling systems for underground mines. Prerequisite:
environmental engineering areas. Wastes, effluents and their
DCGN381, MNGN312, MNGN314 or consent of lecturer.
point sources in mining and metallurgical processes such as
0 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 1 semester hour.
mineral concentration, value extraction and process metal-
MNGN421. DESIGN OF UNDERGROUND EXCAVA-
lurgy are studied in context. Fundamentals of unit operations
TIONS (II) Design of underground openings in competent
and unit processes with those applicable to waste and efflu-
and broken ground using rock mechanics principles. Rock
ent control, disposal and materials recycling are covered.
bolting design and other ground support methods. Coal,
Engineering design and engineering cost components are
evaporite, metallic and nonmetallic deposits included.
also included for some examples chosen. The ratio of funda-
Prerequisite: SYGN101, credit or concurrent enrollment in
mentals applications coverage is about 1:1. Prerequisite:
EGGN320. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
MNGN422/522. FLOTATION Science and engineering gov-
MNGN433. MINE SYSTEMS ANALYSIS I (II) Application
erning the practice of mineral concentration by flotation.
of statistics, systems analysis, and operations research tech-
Interfacial phenomena, flotation reagents, mineral-reagent
niques to mineral industry problems. Laboratory work using
interactions, and zeta-potential are covered. Flotation circuit
computer techniques to improve efficiency of mining opera-
design and evaluation as well as tailings handling are also
tions. Prerequisite: MACS323 or equivalent course in statis-
covered. The course also includes laboratory demonstrations
tics; senior or graduate status. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab;
of some fundamental concepts. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester
3 semester hours.
hours.
MNGN434. PROCESS ANALYSIS Projects to accompany
MNGN423. FLOTATION LABORATORY (I) Experiments
the lectures in MNGN422. Prerequisite: MNGN422 or con-
to accompany the lectures in MNGN422. Corequisite:
sent of instructor. 3 hours lab; 1 semester hour.
MNGN421 or consent of instructor. 3 hours lab; 1 semester
MNGN436. UNDERGROUND COAL MINE DESIGN (II)
hour.
Design of an underground coal mine based on an actual coal
MNGN424. MINE VENTILATION (II) Fundamentals of
reserve. This course shall utilize all previous course material
mine ventilation, including control of gas, dust, temperature,
in the actual design of an underground coal mine. Ventila-
and humidity; stressing analysis and design of systems. Pre-
tion, materials handling, electrical transmission and distribu-
requisite: EGGN351, EGGN371 and MNGN314. 2 hours
tion, fluid mechanics, equipment selection and application,
lecture, 3 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
mine plant design. Information from all basic mining survey
courses will be used. Prerequisite: MNGN316, MNGN321,
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MNGN414, EGGN329 and MNGN381 or MNGN384.
MNGN452/552. SOLUTION MINING AND PROCESSING
Concurrent enrollment with the consent of instructor permit-
OF ORES (II) Theory and application of advanced methods
ted. 3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
of extracting and processing of minerals, underground or in
MNGN438. GEOSTATISTICS(I) Introduction to elementary
situ, to recover solutions and concentrates of value-materials,
probability theory and its applications in engineering and
by minimization of the traditional surface processing and
sciences; discrete and continuous probability distributions;
disposal of tailings to minimize environmental impacts.
parameter estimation; hypothesis testing; linear regression;
Prerequisite: Senior or graduate status; instructor’s consent.
spatial correlations and geostatistics with emphasis on appli-
3 hours lecture, 3 semester hours. Offered in spring.
cations in earth sciences and engineering. Prerequisites:
MNGN460. INDUSTRIAL MINERALS PRODUCTION
MACS112 and MNGN 210. 2 hours of lecture and 3 hours
(II) This course describes the engineering principles and
of lab. 3 semester hours.
practices associated with quarry mining operations related to
MNGN440. EQUIPMENT REPLACEMENT ANALYSIS (I)
the cement and aggregates industries. The course will cover
Introduction to the fundamentals of classical equipment
resource definition, quarry planning and design, extraction,
replacement theory. Emphasis on new, practical approaches
and processing of material for cement and aggregate produc-
to equipment replacement decision making. Topics include:
tion. Permitting issues and reclamation, particle sizing and
operating and maintenance costs, obsolescence factors, tech-
environmental practices, will be studied in depth. Prerequi-
nological changes, salvage, capital investments, minimal
site: MNGN312, MNGN318, MNGN322, MNGN323, or
average annual costs, optimum economic life, infinite and
consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
finite planning horizons, replacement cycles, replacement vs.
Offered in spring.
expansion, maximization of returns from equipment replace-
MNGN482. MINE MANAGEMENT (II) Basic principles of
ment expenditures. Prerequisite: MNGN427, senior or grad-
successful mine management, supervision, administrative
uate status. 2 hours lecture; 2 semester hours.
policies, industrial and human engineering. Prerequisite:
MNGN445/545. ROCK SLOPE ENGINEERING Intro-
Senior or graduate status or consent of instructor. 2 hours
duction to the analysis and design of slopes excavated in
lecture; 2 semester hours. Offered in odd years.
rock. Rock mass classification and strength determinations,
MNGN498. SPECIAL TOPICS IN MINING ENGINEER-
geological structural parameters, properties of fracture sets,
ING (I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics cho-
data collection techniques, hydrological factors, methods of
sen from special interests of instructor(s) and student(s).
analysis of slope stability, wedge intersections, monitoring
Usually the course is offered only once. Prerequisite:
and maintenance of final pit slopes, classification of slides.
Instructor consent. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
Deterministic and probabilistic approaches in slope design.
MNGN499. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Individual
Remedial measures. Laboratory and field exercise in slope
research or special problem projects supervised by a faculty
design. Collection of data and specimens in the field for
member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a sub-
deterring physical properties required for slope design.
ject matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite:
Application of numerical modeling and analytical techniques
“Independent Study” form must be completed and submitted
to slope stability determinations for hard rock and soft rock
to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
environments. Prerequisite: Instructor’s consent. 3 hours lec-
ture. 3 hours semester hours.
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Petroleum Engineering
and other engineering operations. Engineering design prob-
Freshman Year
lems are integrated throughout the two-week session. On-site
PEGN102. INTRODUCTION TO PETROLEUM INDUS-
visits to various oil field operations in the past included the
TRY (II) A survey of the elements comprising the petroleum
Rocky Mountain region, the U.S. Gulf Coast, California,
industry- exploration, development, processing, transpor-
Alaska, Canada and Europe. Topics covered include drilling,
tation, distribution, engineering ethics and professionalism.
completions, stimulations, surface facilities, production, arti-
This elective course is recommended for all PE majors,
ficial lift, reservoir, geology and geophysics. Also included
minors, and other interested students. 3 hours lecture;
are environmental and safety issues as related to the petrole-
3 semester hours.
um industry. Prerequisites: PEGN308. 2 semester hours.
PEGN198. SPECIAL TOPICS IN PETROLEUM ENGI-
PEGN316. SUMMER FIELD SESSION II (S) This two-
NEERING (I, II) Pilot course or special topics course.
week course is taken after the completion of the junior year.
Topics chosen from special interests of instructor(s) and stu-
An intensive on-site study of the Rangely Oil Field is under-
dent(s). Usually the course is offered only once. Prerequisite:
taken. Emphasis is placed on the multidisciplinary nature of
Instructor consent. Variable credit; 1 to 6 semester hours.
reservoir management. Field trips in the area provide the
opportunity to study eolian, fluvial, lacustrine, near shore,
PEGN199. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Individual
and marine depositional systems. These field trips provide
research or special problem projects supervised by a faculty
the setting for understanding the complexity of each system
member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a sub-
in the context of reservoir development and management.
ject matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: “Inde-
Petroleum systems including the source, maturity, and trap-
pendent Study” form must be completed and submitted to
ping of hydrocarbons are studied in the context of petroleum
the Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6 semester hours.
exploration and development. Geologic methods incorporat-
Sophomore Year
ing both surface and subsurface data are used extensively.
PEGN298. SPECIAL TOPICS IN PETROLEUM ENGI-
Prerequisite: PEGN315, PEGN361, PEGN411, PEGN419
NEERING (I, II) Pilot course or special topics course.
and GEOL308, GEOL315. 2 semester hours.
Topics chosen from special interests of instructor(s) and stu-
PEGN340. COOPERATIVE EDUCATION (I,II,S)
dent(s). Usually the course is offered only once. Prerequisite:
Supervised, full-time, engineering-related employment for
Instructor consent. Variable credit; 1 to 6 semester hours.
a continuous six-month period (or its equivalent) in which
PEGN308. RESERVOIR ROCK PROPERTIES (II) (WI)
specific educational objectives are achieved. Prerequisite:
Introduction to basic reservoir rock and fluid properties and
Second semester sophomore status and a cumulative
their measurements. Topics include fluid flow in porous
grade-point average of at least 2.00. 0 to 3 semester hours.
media, capillary pressure, compressibility, phase behavior
Cooperative Education credit does not count toward gradua-
of multi-component hydrocarbon systems, and pressure-
tion except under special conditions.
volume-temperature calculations of reservoir fluids.
PEGN361. COMPLETION ENGINEERING (II) This class
Prerequisites: SYGN201, DCGN241. 2 hours lecture,
is a continuation from drilling in PEGN311 into completion
4.5 hours lab; 3.5 semester hours.
operations. Topics are casing design, cement planning, com-
Junior Year
pletion techniques and equipment, tubing design, wellhead
PEGN310. RESERVOIR FLUID PROPERTIES (I)
selection, and sand control, and perforation procedures.
Properties of fluids encountered in petroleum engineering.
Surface facility design for oil and gas systems include sepa-
Phase behavior, density, viscosity, interfacial tension, com-
rator design, dehydration, and compression. Prerequisite:
position of oil, gas, and brine systems. Interpret lab data for
PEGN311, EGGN320. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
engineering applications. Flash calculations with k-values
PEGN398. SPECIAL TOPICS IN PETROLEUM ENGI-
and equations of state. Introduction to reservoir simulation
NEERING (I, II) Pilot course or special topics course.
software. Prerequisites: DCGN209, PEGN308. 2 hours lec-
Topics chosen from special interests of instructor(s) and stu-
ture; 4.5 hours lab; 3.5 semester hours.
dent(s). Usually the course is offered only once. Prerequisite:
PEGN311. DRILLING ENGINEERING (I) (WI) Study of
Instructor consent. Variable credit; 1 to 6 semester hours.
drilling fluid design, rig hydraulics, drilling contracts, rig
PEGN399. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Individual
selection, rotary system, blowout control, bit selection, drill
research or special problem projects supervised by a faculty
string design, directional drilling, and casing seat selection.
member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a sub-
Prerequisite: PEGN315, DCGN241, EGGN351. 3 hours lec-
ject matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite:
ture, 3 hours lab; 4 semester hours.
“Independent Study” form must be completed and submitted
PEGN315. SUMMER FIELD SESSION I (S) This two-
to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6 semester hours.
week course taken after the completion of the sophomore
PEGN408/EGES408. INTRODUCTION TO OFFSHORE
year is designed to introduce the student to oil and gas field
TECHNOLOGY (II) Introduction to offshore technology for
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exploration drilling, production and transportation of petro-
out water drive. Primary reservoir performance. Forecasting
leum in the ocean. Practical analysis methods for determin-
future recoveries by incremental material balance. Prerequi-
ing environmental forces, structural response, and pipe flow
site: PEGN316, PEGN419 and MACS315 (MACS315 only
for the design of platforms, risers, subsea completion and
for non PEGN majors). 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
pipeline systems, including environment-hydrodynamic-
PEGN424. PETROLEUM RESERVOIR ENGINEERING II
structure interactions. System design parameters. Industrial
(II) Reservoir engineering aspects of supplemental recovery
practice and state-of-the-art technology for deep ocean
processes. Introduction to liquid-liquid displacement
drilling. Prerequisite: MACS315 or consent of instructor.
processes, gas-liquid displacement processes, and thermal
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
recovery processes. Introduction to numerical reservoir
PEGN411. MECHANICS OF PETROLEUM PRODUC-
simulation, history matching and forecasting. Prerequisite:
TION (II) Nodal analysis for pipe and formation delivera-
PEGN423. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
bility including single and multiphase flow. Natural flow
PEGN426. WELL COMPLETIONS AND STIMULATION
and design of artificial lift methods including gas lift, sucker
(II) Completion parameters; design for well conditions.
rod pumps, electrical submersible pumps, and hydraulic
Perforating, sand control, skin damage associated with com-
pumps. Prerequisite: PEGN308, PEGN310, PEGN311, and
pletions, and well productivity. Fluid types and properties;
EGGN351. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
characterizations of compatibilities. Stimulation techniques;
PEGN419. WELL LOG ANALYSIS AND FORMATION
acidizing and fracturing. Selection of proppants and fluids;
EVALUATION (I) An introduction to well logging methods,
types, placement and compatibilities. Estimation of rates,
including the relationship between measured properties and
volumes and fracture dimensions. Reservoir considerations
reservoir properties. Analysis of log suites for reservoir size
in fracture propagation and design. Prerequisite: PEGN311,
and content. Graphical and analytical methods will be devel-
PEGN361, PEGN411 and MACS315. 3 hours lecture;
oped to allow the student to better visualize the reservoir, its
3 semester hours.
contents, and its potential for production. Use of the comput-
PEGN428. ADVANCED DRILLING ENGINEERING (II)
er as a tool to handle data, create graphs and log traces, and
Rotary drilling systems with emphasis on design of drilling
make computations of reservoir parameters is required.
programs, directional and horizontal well planning. This
Prerequisite: PEGN308, PEGN310 and GEOL315. 2 hours
elective course is recommended for petroleum engineering
lecture, 3 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
majors interested in drilling. Prerequisite: PEGN311,
Senior Year
PEGN361. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
PEGN413. GAS MEASUREMENT AND FORMATION
PEGN439/GEGN439/GPGN439. MULTIDISCIPLINARY
EVALUATION LAB (I) (WI) This lab investigates the prop-
PETROLEUM DESIGN (II) This is a multidisciplinary
erties of a gas such as vapor pressure, dew point pressure,
design course that integrates fundamentals and design con-
and field methods of measuring gas volumes. The applica-
cepts in geology, geophysics, and petroleum engineering.
tion of well logging and formation evaluation concepts are
Students work in integrated teams consisting of students
also investigated. Prerequisites: PEGN308, PEGN310,
from each of the disciplines. Multiple open-ended design
PEGN419. 6 hours lab; 2 semester hours.
problems in oil and gas exploration and field development
PEGN414. WELL TEST ANALYSIS AND DESIGN (II)
are assigned. Several written and oral presentations are made
Solution to the diffusivity equation. Transient well testing:
throughout the semester. Project economics including risk
build-up, drawdown, multi-rate test analysis for oil and gas.
analysis are an integral part of the course. Prerequisite:
Flow tests and well deliverabilities. Type curve analysis.
PE Majors: GEOL308, PEGN316, PEGN422, PEGN423.
Superposition, active and interference tests. Well test design.
Concurrent enrollment in PEGN414 and PEGN424;
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
GE Majors: GEOL308 or GEOL309, GEGN438, GEGN316;
PEGN422. ECONOMICS AND EVALUATION OF OIL
GP Majors: GPGN302 and GPGN303. 2 hours lecture;
AND GAS PROJECTS (I) Project economics for oil and gas
3 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
projects under conditions of certainty and uncertainty. Topics
PEGN481. PETROLEUM SEMINAR (I) (WI) Written
include time value of money concepts, discount rate assump-
and oral presentations by each student on current petroleum
tions, measures of project profitability, costs, state and local
topics. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. 2 hours lecture;
taxes, federal income taxes, expected value concept, decision
2 semester hours.
trees, gambler’s ruin, and monte carlo simulation techniques.
PEGN498. SPECIAL TOPICS IN PETROLEUM ENGI-
Prerequisite: MACS323. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
NEERING (I, II) Pilot course or special topics course.
PEGN423. PETROLEUM RESERVOIR ENGINEERING I
Topics chosen from special interests of instructor(s) and
(I) Data requirements for reservoir engineering studies.
student(s). Usually the course is offered only once.
Material balance calculations for normal gas, retrograde gas
Prerequisite: Instructor consent. Variable credit; 1 to
condensate, solution-gas and gas-cap reservoirs with or with-
6 semester hours.
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PEGN499. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Individual
Physical Education and Athletics
research or special problem projects supervised by a faculty
All students are required to complete PAGN101 and
member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a sub-
PAGN102 before they will be allowed to register in higher
ject matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: “Inde-
level activity classes. The only exceptions to this require-
pendent Study” form must be completed and submitted to
ment are students enrolled in intercollegiate athletics and
the Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6 semester hours.
ROTC. (See Required Physical Education.)
Freshman Year
PAGN101. PHYSICAL EDUCATION (I) (Required) A gen-
eral overview of life fitness basics which includes exposure
to educational units of Nutrition, Stress Management, Drug
and Alcohol Awareness. Instruction in Fitness units provide
the student an opportunity for learning and the beginning
basics for a healthy life style.
PAGN102. PHYSICAL EDUCATION (II) (Required)
Sections in physical fitness and team sports, relating to per-
sonal health and wellness activities. Prerequisite: PAGN101
or consent of the Department Head.
Sophomore, Junior, Senior Years
Students may select one of several special activities listed
below. Approved transfer credit may be substituted for the
following classes:
PAGN205 through PAGN236. (Students enrolling in these
courses may be required to furnish their own equipment.)
Prerequisite: PAGN101 or PAGN102 or consent of
Department Head. 2 hours activity; .5 semester hour.
PAGN205A. MARTIAL ARTS
PAGN205B&C. YOGA
PAGN209. BEGINNING GOLF (I)
PAGN210. BEGINNING GOLF (II)
PAGN211A. WOMEN’S RACQUETBALL
PAGN211B. BEGINNING RACQUETBALL
PAGN215. TENNIS (I)
PAGN216. TENNIS (II)
PAGN217. CO-ED WEIGHT TRAINING (I)
PAGN218. CO-ED WEIGHT TRAINING (II)
PAGN221. BADMINTON (I)
PAGN235. AEROBICS (I)
PAGN236. AEROBICS (II)
PAGN301A INTERMEDIATE BASKETBALL
PAGN301B INTERMEDIATE VOLLEYBALL
Intercollegiate Athletics
Instruction and practice in fundamentals and mechanics
of the selected sport in preparation for collegiate competi-
tion. Satisfactory completion of any course fulfills one
semester of physical education requirements. Note: All
courses shown below, numbered 151 to 182 inclusive are
likewise offered as junior, and senior courses. For freshmen
and sophomores, they are numbered 151 to 182; juniors and
seniors, 351 to 382. Odd numbered courses are offered in the
fall, even numbered courses in the spring.
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PAGN151. BASEBALL (I)
Physics
PAGN152. BASEBALL (II)
PAGN153. BASKETBALL (I) A-men; B-women
PHGN100. PHYSICS I - MECHANICS (I,II,S) A first
PAGN154. BASKETBALL (II) A-men; B-women
course in physics covering the basic principles of mechanics
PAGN157. CROSS COUNTRY (I)
using vectors and calculus. The course consists of a funda-
PAGN159. FOOTBALL (I)
mental treatment of the concepts and applications of kine-
PAGN160. FOOTBALL (II)
matics and dynamics of particles and systems of particles,
PAGN161. GOLF (I)
including Newton’s laws, energy and momentum, rotation,
PAGN162. GOLF (II)
oscillations, and waves. Prerequisite: MACS111 and con-
PAGN167. SOCCER (I)
current enrollment in MACS112/122 or consent of instruc-
PAGN168. SOCCER (II)
tor. 2 hours lecture; 4 hours studio; 4.5 semester hours.
PAGN169. SWIMMING (I)
PAGN170. SWIMMING (II)
Approved for Colorado Guaranteed General Education
PAGN171. TENNIS (I)
transfer. Equivalency for GT-SC1.
PAGN172. TENNIS (II)
PHGN110. HONORS PHYSICS I - MECHANICS A course
PAGN173. TRACK (I)
parallel to PHGN100 but in which the subject matter is
PAGN174. TRACK (II)
-treated in greater depth. Registration is restricted to students
PAGN175. WRESTLING (I)
who are particularly interested in physics and can be expected
PAGN176. WRESTLING (II)
to show above-average ability. Usually an A or B grade in
PAGN177. VOLLEYBALL (I)
PAGN178. VOLLEYBALL (II)
MACS111/121 is expected. Prerequisite: MACS111 and
PAGN179. SOFTBALL (I)
concurrent enrollment in MACS112/122 or consent of
PAGN180. SOFTBALL (II)
instructor. 2 hours lecture; 4 hours studio; 4.5 semester
hours.
Prerequisite: Consent of department. 1 semester hour.
PHGN198. SPECIAL TOPICS (I, II) Pilot course or special
topics course. Prerequisite: Consent of Department. Credit to
be determined by instructor, maximum of 6 credit hours.
PHGN199. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Individual
research or special problem projects supervised by a faculty
member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a sub-
ject matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: “Inde-
pendent Study” form must be completed and submitted to
the Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
Sophomore Year
PHGN200. PHYSICS II-ELECTROMAGNETISM AND
OPTICS (I,II,S) Continuation of PHGN100. Introduction to
the fundamental laws and concepts of electricity and mag-
netism, electromagnetic devices, electromagnetic behavior
of materials, applications to simple circuits, electromagnetic
radiation, and an introduction to optical phenomena.
Prerequisite: PHGN100/110, concurrent enrollment in
MACS213/223. 3 hours lecture; 1 hour recitation; 1.5 hours
lab; 4.5 semester hours.
PHGN210. HONORS PHYSICS II-ELECTROMAG-
NETISM AND OPTICS A course parallel to PHGN200
but in which the subject matter is treated in greater depth.
Registration is restricted to students who show particular
interest and ability in the subject of physics. Usually an A
or B grade in PHGN110 or an A grade in PHGN100 is
expected. Prerequisite: PHGN100/110, concurrent enroll-
ment in MACS213/223. 3 hours lecture; 1 hour recitation;
1.5 hours lab; 4.5 semester hours.
PHGN215 ANALOG ELECTRONICS (II) Introduction to
analog devices used in modern electronics and basic topics
in electrical engineering. Introduction to methods of elec-
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tronics measurements, particularly the application of oscillo-
principle, eigenfunctions and energy spectra, angular
scopes and computer based data acquisition. Topics covered
momentum, perturbation theory, and the treatment of iden-
include circuit analysis, electrical power, diodes, transistors
tical particles. Example applications taken from atomic,
(FET and BJT), operational amplifiers, filters, transducers,
molecular, solid state or nuclear systems. Prerequisites:
and integrated circuits. Laboratory experiments in the use of
PHGN300 and PHGN311. 4 hours lecture; 4 semester hours.
basic electronics for physical measurements. Emphasis is
PHGN324. INTRODUCTION TO ASTRONOMY AND
on practical knowledge gained in the laboratory, including
ASTROPHYSICS (II) Celestial mechanics; Kepler’s laws
prototyping, troubleshooting, and laboratory notebook style.
and gravitation; solar system and its contents; electro-
Prerequisite: PHGN200. 3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab;
magnetic radiation and matter; stars: distances, magnitudes,
4 semester hours.
spectral classification, structure, and evolution. Variable and
PHGN298. SPECIAL TOPICS (I, II) Pilot course or special
unusual stars, pulsars and neutron stars, supernovae, black
topics course. Prerequisite: Consent of Department. Credit to
holes, and models of the origin and evolution of the uni-
be determined by instructor, maximum of 6 credit hours.
verse. Prerequisite: PHGN200/210. 3 hours lecture; 3 semes-
Junior Year
ter hours.
PHGN300. PHYSICS III-MODERN PHYSICS I (I, II, S)
PHGN326. ADVANCED PHYSICS LAB II (II) (WI)
The third course in introductory physics for scientists and
Continuation of PHGN315. A writing-intensive course
engineers including an introduction to the special theory of
which expands laboratory experiments to include nuclear
relativity, wave-particle duality, the Schroedinger equation,
and solid state physics. Prerequisite: PHGN315. 1 hour
electrons in solids, nuclear structure and transmutations.
lecture, 3 hours lab; 2 semester hours.
Prerequisite: PHGN200/210; Concurrent enrollment in
PHGN340. COOPERATIVE EDUCATION (I,II,S)
MACS315. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
Supervised, full-time, engineering-related employment for
PHGN310. HONORS PHYSICS III-MODERN PHYSICS
a continuous six-month period (or its equivalent) in which
(II) A course parallel to PHGN300 but in which the subject
specific educational objectives are achieved. Prerequisite:
matter is treated in greater depth. Registration is strongly
Second semester sophomore status and a cumulative grade-
recommended for physics majors or those considering the
point average of at least 2.00. 1 to 3 semester hours.
physics option, but is not required. Prerequisite: PHGN200/
PHGN341. THERMAL PHYSICS (II) An introduction to
210 and concurrent enrollment in MACS315 or consent of
statistical physics from the quantum mechanical point of
instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
view. The microcanonical and canonical ensembles. Heat,
PHGN311. INTRODUCTION TO MATHEMATICAL
work and the laws of thermodynamics. Thermodynamic
PHYSICS Demonstration of the unity of diverse topics such
potentials; Maxwell relations; phase transformations.
as mechanics, quantum mechanics, optics, and electricity
Elementary kinetic theory. An introduction to quantum
and magnetism via the techniques of linear algebra, complex
statistics. Prerequisite: DCGN210 and PHGN311. 3 hours
variables, Fourier transforms, and vector calculus. Prerequi-
lecture; 3 semester hours.
site: PHGN300, MACS315, and PHGN384 or consent of
PHGN350. INTERMEDIATE MECHANICS (I) Begins with
instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
an intermediate treatment of Newtonian mechanics and con-
PHGN315. ADVANCED PHYSICS LAB I (I) (WI)
tinues through an introduction to Hamilton’s principle and
Introduction to laboratory measurement techniques as applied
Hamiltonian and Lagrangian dynamics. Includes systems of
to modern physics experiments. Experiments from optics and
particles, linear and driven oscillators, motion under a cen-
atomic physics. A writing-intensive course with laboratory
tral force, two-particle collisions and scattering, motion in
and computer design projects based on applications of
non-inertial reference frames and dynamics of rigid bodies.
modern physics. Prerequisite: PHGN300/310 or consent of
Prerequisite: PHGN200/210. Co-requisite: PHGN311.
instructor. 1 hour lecture, 3 hours lab; 2 semester hours.
4 hours lecture; 4 semester hours.
PHGN317. SEMICONDUCTOR CIRCUITS- DIGITAL (I)
PHGN361. INTERMEDIATE ELECTROMAGNETISM (II)
Introduction to digital devices used in modern electronics.
Theory and application of the following: static electric and
Topics covered include logic gates, flip-flops, timers,
magnetic fields in free space, dielectric materials, and mag-
counters, multiplexing, analog-to-digital and digital-to-
netic materials; steady currents; scalar and vector potentials;
analog devices. Emphasis is on practical circuit design and
Gauss’ law and Laplace’s equation applied to boundary
assembly. Prerequisite: PHGN215. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours
value problems; Ampere’s and Faraday’s laws. Prerequisite:
lab; 3 semester hours.
PHGN200/210 and PHGN311. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester
PHGN320 MODERN PHYSICS II: BASICS OF QUAN-
hours.
TUM MECHANICS (II) Introduction to the Schroedinger
PHGN384. APPARATUS DESIGN (S) Introduction to the
theory of quantum mechanics. Topics include Schroedinger’s
design of engineering physics apparatus. Concentrated indi-
equation, quantum theory of measurement, the uncertainty
vidual participation in the design of machined and fabricated
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system components, vacuum systems, electronics and com-
tor, angular momentum. Prerequisite: PHGN320 and
puter interfacing systems. Supplementary lectures on safety
PHGN350. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
and laboratory techniques. Visits to regional research facili-
PHGN421. ATOMIC PHYSICS Introduction to the funda-
ties and industrial plants. Prerequisite: PHGN300/310,
mental properties and structure of atoms. Applications to
PHGN215. Available in 4 or 6 credit hour blocks in the sum-
hydrogen-like atoms, fine-structure multielectron atoms, and
mer field session usually following the sophomore year. The
atomic spectra. Prerequisite: PHGN320. 3 hours lecture;
machine shop component also may be available in a 2-hour
3 semester hours.
block during the academic year. Total of 6 credit hours
required for the Engineering Physics option.
PHGN422. NUCLEAR PHYSICS Introduction to subatomic
(particle and nuclear) phenomena. Characterization and sys-
PHGN398. SPECIAL TOPICS (I, II) Pilot course or special
tematics of particle and nuclear states; symmetries; introduc-
topics course. Prerequisites: Consent of department. Credit
tion and systematics of the electromagnetic, weak, and
to be determined by instructor, maximum of 6 credit hours.
strong interactions; systematics of radioactivity; liquid drop
PHGN399. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Individual
and shell models; nuclear technology. Prerequisite:
research or special problem projects supervised by a faculty
PHGN320. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a sub-
PHGN423. DIRECT ENERGY CONVERSION Review of
ject matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: “Inde-
basic physical principles; types of power generation treated
pendent Study” form must be completed and submitted to
include fission, fusion, magnetohydrodynamic, thermo-
the Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
electric, thermionic, fuel cells, photovoltaic, electrohydro-
Senior Year
dynamic piezoelectrics. Prerequisite: PHGN300/310. 3 hours
PHGN402. GREAT PHYSICISTS The lives, times, and
lecture; 3 semester hours.
scientific contributions of key historical physicists are
PHGN424. ASTROPHYSICS A survey of fundamental
explored in an informal seminar format. Each week a mem-
aspects of astrophysical phenomena, concentrating on
ber of the faculty will lead discussions about one or more
measurements of basic stellar properties such as distance,
different scientists who have figured significantly in the
luminosity, spectral classification, mass, and radii. Simple
development of the discipline. Prerequisite: None. 1 hour
models of stellar structure evolution and the associated
lecture; 1 semester hour.
nuclear processes as sources of energy and nucleosynthesis.
PHGN404. PHYSICS OF THE ENVIRONMENT An
Introduction to cosmology and physics of standard big-bang
examination of several environmental issues in terms of the
models. Prerequisite: PHGN320. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester
fundamental underlying principles of physics including
hours.
energy conservation, conversion and generation; solar ener-
PHGN435/ChEN435. INTERDISCIPLINARY MICRO-
gy; nuclear power and weapons, radioactivity and radiation
ELECTRONICS PROCESSING LABORATORY
effects; aspects of air, noise and thermal pollution. Prerequi-
Application of science and engineering principles to the
site: PHGN200/210 or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture;
design, fabrication, and testing of microelectronic devices.
3 semester hours.
Emphasis on specific unit operations and the interrelation
PHGN412. MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS Mathematical
among processing steps. Prerequisites: Senior standing in
techniques applied to the equations of physics; complex
PHGN, CRGN, MTGN, or EGGN. Consent of instructor.
variables, partial differential equations, special functions,
1.5 hours lecture, 4 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
finite and infinite- dimensional vector spaces. Green’s func-
PHGN440/MLGN502. SOLID STATE PHYSICS An ele-
tions. Transforms; computer algebra. Prerequisite: PHGN311.
mentary study of the properties of solids including crys-
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
talline structure and its determination, lattice vibrations,
PHGN419. PRINCIPLES OF SOLAR ENERGY SYSTEMS
electrons in metals, and semiconductors. (Graduate students
Theory and techniques of insolation measurement. Absorp-
in physics may register only for PHGN440.) Prerequisite:
tive and radiative properties of surfaces. Optical properties
PH320. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
of materials and surfaces. Principles of photovoltaic devices.
PHGN441/MLGN522. SOLID STATE PHYSICS APPLI-
Optics of collector systems. Solar energy conversion tech-
CATIONS AND PHENOMENA Continuation of PHGN440/
niques: heating and cooling of buildings, solar thermal
MLGN502 with an emphasis on applications of the princi-
(power and process heat), wind energy, ocean thermal, and
ples of solid state physics to practical properties of materials
photovoltaic. Prerequisite: PHGN300/310 and MACS315.
including: optical properties, superconductivity, dielectric
PHGN420. QUANTUM MECHANICS Schroedinger equa-
properties, magnetism, noncrystalline structure, and interfaces.
tion, uncertainty, change of representation, one-dimensional
(Graduate students in physics may register only for PHGN441.)
problems, axioms for state vectors and operators, matrix
Prerequisite: PHGN440/MLGN502, or equivalent by instruc-
mechanics, uncertainty relations, time-independent perturba-
tor’s permission. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
tion theory, time-dependent perturbations, harmonic oscilla-
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PHGN450. COMPUTATIONAL PHYSICS Introduction to
PHGN471. SENIOR DESIGN (I) (WI) The first of a two-
numerical methods for analyzing advanced physics prob-
semester program covering the full spectrum of experimental
lems. Topics covered include finite element methods, analy-
design, drawing on all of the student’s previous course work.
sis of scaling, efficiency, errors, and stability, as well as a
At the beginning of the first semester, the student selects a
survey of numerical algorithms and packages for analyzing
research project in consultation with the course coordinator
algebraic, differential, and matrix systems. The numerical
and the faculty supervisor. The objectives of the project are
methods are introduced and developed in the analysis of
given to the student in broad outline form. The student then
advanced physics problems taken from classical physics,
designs the entire project, including any or all of the follow-
astrophysics, electromagnetism, solid state, and nuclear
ing elements as appropriate: literature search, specialized
physics. Prerequisites: Introductory-level knowledge of C,
apparatus, block-diagram electronics, computer data acquisi-
Fortran, or Basic; PHGN311. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester
tion and/or analysis, sample materials, and measurement
hours.
and/or analysis sequences. The course culminates in a senior
PHGN460. PLASMA PHYSICS Review of Maxwell’s equa-
thesis. Supplementary lectures are given on techniques of
tions; charged-particle orbit in given electromagnetic fields;
physics research and experimental design. Prerequisite:
macroscopic behavior of plasma, distribution functions;
PHGN384 and PHGN326. 1 hour lecture, 6 hours lab;
diffusion theory; kinetic equations of plasma; plasma oscil-
3 semester hours.
lations and waves, conductivity, magnetohydrodynamics,
PHGN472. SENIOR DESIGN (II) (WI) Continuation of
stability theory; Alven waves, plasma confinement. Pre-
PHGN471. Prerequisite: PHGN384 and PHGN326. 1 hour
requisite: PHGN300/310. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
lecture, 6 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
PHGN462. ELECTROMAGNETIC WAVES AND OPTI-
PHGN498. SPECIAL TOPICS (I, II) Pilot course or special
CAL PHYSICS (I) Solutions to the electromagnetic wave
topics course. Prerequisites: Consent of instructor. Credit to
equation are studied, including plane waves, guided waves,
be determined by instructor, maximum of 6 credit hours.
refraction, interference, diffraction and polarization; applica-
PHGN499. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Individual
tions in optics; imaging, lasers, resonators and wave guides.
research or special problem projects supervised by a faculty
Prerequisite: PHGN361. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
member, student and instructor agree on a subject matter,
PHGN466. MODERN OPTICAL ENGINEERING Provides
content, deliverables, and credit hours. Prerequisite:
students with a comprehensive working knowledge of opti-
“Independent Study” form must be completed and submitted
cal system design that is sufficient to address optical prob-
to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
lems found in their respective disciplines. Topics include
paraxial optics, imaging, aberration analysis, use of commer-
cial ray tracing and optimization, diffraction, linear systems
and optical transfer functions, detectors and optical system
examples. Prerequisite: PHGN462 or consent of instructor.
3 hours lecture; 3 semester 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 Labora-
The Advanced Steel Processing and Products Research
tory (ACSEL) is a multi-disciplinary laboratory that serves
Center (ASPPRC) at Colorado School of Mines was estab-
as a focal point for industry- driven research and education
lished in 1984. The Center is a unique partnership between
in advanced thin films and coating systems, surface
industry, the National Science Foundation (NSF), and Colo-
engineering, tribology, electronic, optical and magnetic
rado School of Mines, and is devoted to building excellence
materials. The laboratory is supported by an industrial con-
in research and education in the ferrous metallurgy branch of
sortium that holds semi-annual meetings designed to maxi-
materials science and engineering. Objectives of ASPPRC
mize interaction between participants, evaluate the research
are to perform research of direct benefit to the users and pro-
conducted by graduate students and faculty, and provide
ducers of steels, to educate graduate students within the con-
direction and guidance for future activities. ACSEL provides
text of research programs of major theoretical and practical
opportunities for CSM faculty and graduate students to visit
interest to the steel-using and steel-producing industries, to
and work in sponsor facilities, participate in technical meet-
stimulate undergraduate education in ferrous metallurgy, and
ings with sponsors, and for CSM graduates to gain employ-
to develop a forum to stimulate advances in the processing,
ment with sponsors.
quality and application of steel.
Advanced Control of Energy and
Research programs consist of several projects, each of
Power Systems
which is a graduate student thesis. Small groups of students
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, features
graduate student committees.
a unique partnership consisting of industry, the National
Science Foundation (NSF), the Department of Energy (DOE),
The Center was established with a five-year grant of
the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), Colorado
$575,000 from the National Science Foundation, and is now
School of Mines (CSM) and twelve other universities. The
self-sufficient, primarily as a result of industry support.
mission of ACEPS is to conduct fundamental and applied
Center for Automation, Robotics and
research supporting the technical advancement of the electric
Distributed Intelligence
utility industry, their customers, and component suppliers in
the field of electric power systems with special emphasis on
The Center for Automation, Robotics and Distributed
the advanced/intelligent control and power quality in the
Intelligence (CARDI) focuses on the study and application
generation, transmission, distribution, and utilization; using
of advanced engineering and computer science research in
such research as a means of advancing graduate education.
neural networks, robotics, data mining, image processing,
signal processing, sensor fusion, information technology,
Center research projects focus on the development of an
distributed networks, sensor and actuator development
intelligent energy system that will employ advanced power
and artificial intelligence to problems in environment,
electronics, enhanced computer and communications sys-
energy, natural resources, materials, transportation, infor-
tems, new smart sensor and actuators, and smart interactive
mation, communications and medicine. CARDI concen-
utility/customer interface systems. Examples include devel-
trates on problems which are not amenable to traditional
opment of intelligent substations, impact of highly varying
solutions within a single discipline, but rather require a multi-
loads, e.g. arc furnaces, on power quality, localized and
disciplinary systems approach to integrate technologies. The
adaptive monitoring systems for transmission and distribu-
systems require closed loop controllers that incorporate arti-
tion networks, and intelligent automatic generation control
ficial intelligence and machine learning techniques to reason
for transient loads.
autonomously or in cooperation with a human supervisor.
Due to the strong interest shown by other institutions and
Established in 1994, CARDI includes faculty from the
national and international utilities, ACEPS has been trans-
Division of Engineering, departments of Mathematical and
formed into an NSF Mega-Center which includes twelve
Computer Science, Geophysics, Metallurgical and Materials
other universities and more than thirty industrial members.
Engineering, and Environmental Science and Engineering.
With this expansion, and given the electric power deregula-
Research is sponsored by industry, federal agencies, state
tion phase, the power center has become a key national
agencies, and joint government-industry initiatives. Inter-
resource for the Research & Development (R&D) needs of
action with industry enables CARDI to identify technical
this major industrial sector.
needs that require research, to cooperatively develop solu-
tions, and to generate innovative mechanisms for the tech-
nology transfer. Enthusiastic and motivated students are
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encouraged to join CARDI for education and research in the
principles of cognitive and educational psychology, along
area of robotics and intelligent systems.
with the application of that research, and teaching, are linked
and interrelated.
Center for Combustion and
Environmental Research
The primary goals of the Center for Engineering
Education are
The Center for Combustion and Environmental Research
(CCER) is an interdisciplinary research and educational unit
♦ To conduct world-class research on teaching and learn-
specializing in the chemistry and physics of exothermic
ing in science and engineering.
reacting flows. Specific research projects are varied, but
♦ To use the results of that research to continually
they fall into five core areas: detailed combustion chemical
improve instruction at the Colorado School of Mines
kinetic modeling and experiment; combustion flow-field
to better support the learning process of our students.
modeling and experiment; combustion spray and aerosol
♦ To support the educational needs of science and engi-
modeling and experiment; optical sensing techniques in
neering instructors at the pre-college, college, gradu-
combustion; and combustion emissions remediation.
ate and professional development levels.
Collaborative projects involve CSM’s Engineering
Center for Environmental Risk
Division and Chemical Engineering and Petroleum Refining
Department, and often include faculty and students from
Assessment
other universities. Interaction with federal and industrial
The mission of the Center for Environmental Risk
sponsors not only helps to guide the Center’s program,
Assessment (CERA) at CSM is to unify and enhance envi-
but offers students opportunities after graduation.
ronmental risk assessment research and educational activities
at CSM. By bringing diverse, inter-disciplinary expertise to
Center for Commercial Applications of
bear on problems in environmental risk assessment, CERA
Combustion in Space
facilitates the development of significantly improved, scien-
The Center for Commercial Applications of Combustion
tifically-based approaches for estimating human and eco-
in Space (CCACS) is a NASA/Industry/ University space
logical risks and for using the results of such assessments.
commercialization center based at the Colorado School of
Education and research programs within CERA integrate
Mines. The mission of the Center is to assist industry in
faculty and students from the departments of Chemical
developing commercial products by conducting combustion
Engineering and Petroleum Refining, Environmental
research which takes advantage of the unique properties of
Sciences and Engineering, Chemistry and Geochemistry,
space as well as to address NASA’s objectives in space.
Economics and Business, Mathematics and Computer
The Center operates under the auspices of NASA’s Office
Science, and Geology and Geological Engineering.
of Space Product Development (OSPD), whose mission is
Center for Intelligent Biomedical
to provide access to space for commercial research and
Devices and Musculoskeletal Systems
development activities by private industry. The focus of
CCACS is on products and processes in which combustion
The multi-institutional Center for Intelligent Biomedical
plays a key role and which can benefit from knowledge to be
Devices and Musculoskeletal systems (IBDMS) integrates
gained through experiments conducted in space. Examples
programs and expertise from CSM, Rocky Mountain
include combustors, fire suppression and safety, combustion
Musculoskeletal Research Laboratories (RMMRL),
synthesis production of advanced materials and sensors and
University of Colorado Health Sciences Center and the
controls, and space resource development. The Center
Colorado VA Research Center. Established at CSM as a
involves faculty and students from the departments of
National Science Foundation (NSF) Industry/University
Chemical Engineering, Engineering, Metallurgical and
Cooperative Research Center, IBDMS is also supported by
Materials Engineering, and Physics. For further information,
industry and State organizations.
contact CCACS Director Dr. Michael Duke, (303) 384-2096.
IBDMS has become an international center for the devel-
opment of Bionic Orthopaedics, sports medicine, human
Center for Engineering Education
sensory augmentation, and smart orthoses. Through the
The CSM Center for Engineering Education marries edu-
efforts of this center, new major and minor programs in bio-
cational research with assessment, outreach and teaching.
engineering and biotechnology are being established at both
The Center serves as a focal point for educational research
the CSM graduate and undergraduate levels.
conducted by CSM faculty. Successfully educating tomor-
row’s scientists and engineers requires that we look at stu-
With its Industrial Advisory Board (IAB), IBDMS seeks
dent learning as a system. The principles of cognitive psy-
to establish educational programs, short- and long-term basic
chology and educational psychology provide the best expla-
and applied research efforts that would enhance the competi-
nation of how this learning system works. Education will be
tive position of Colorado and U.S. bio-industry in the inter-
most effective when educational research, informed by the
national markets. IBDMS focuses the work of diverse engi-
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neering, materials and medicine disciplines. Its graduates are
and Computer Sciences and Geophysics Departments, is
a new generation of students with an integrated engineering
engaged in a coordinated and integrated program of research
and medicine systems view, with increasing opportunities
in inverse problems and problems of seismic data processing
available in the biosciences.
and inversion. Its methods have applications to seismic
exploration, global seismology, ocean sound-speed profiling,
Center for Research on Hydrates and
nondestructive testing and evaluation, and land-mine detec-
Other Solids
tion, among other areas. Extensive use is made of analytical
The Center for Research on Hydrates and Other Solids is
techniques, especially asymptotic methods and computation-
sponsored by a consortium of fifteen industrial and govern-
al techniques. Methodology is developed through computer
ment entities. The center focuses on research and education
implementation, based on the philosophy that the ultimate
involving solids in hydrocarbon and aqueous fluids which
test of an inverse method is its application to field or experi-
affect exploration, production and processing of gas and oil.
mental data. Thus, the group starts from a physical problem,
Involving over twenty students and faculty from five
develops a mathematical model that adequately represents
departments, the center provides a unique combination of
the physics, derives an approximate solution technique, gen-
expertise that has enabled CSM to achieve international
erates a computer code to implement the method, tests on
prominence in the area of solids. CSM participants interact
synthetic data, and, finally, tests on field data.
on an on-going basis with sponsors, including frequent visits
Center for Welding, Joining and
to their facilities. For students, this interaction often con-
Coatings Research
tinues beyond graduation, with opportunities for employ-
ment at sponsoring industries. For more information, see
The Center for Welding, Joining and Coatings Research
www.mines.edu/research/chs.
(CWJCR) is an interdisciplinary organization with researchers
and faculty from the Metallurgical and Materials Engineer-
Center for Solar and Electronic
ing Department and the Engineering Division. The goal
Materials
of CWJCR is to promote education and research, and to
The Center for Solar and Electronic Materials (CSEM)
advance understanding of the metallurgical and processing
was established in 1995 to focus, support, and extend grow-
aspects of welding, joining and coating processes. Current
ing activity in the area of electronic materials for solar and
center activities include: education, research, conferences,
related applications. CSEM facilitates interdisciplinary col-
short courses, seminars, information source and transfer, and
laborations across the CSM campus; fosters interactions with
industrial consortia. The Center receives significant support
national laboratories, industries, public utilities, and other
from industry, national laboratories and government entities.
universities; and serves to guide and strengthen the elec-
The Center for Welding, Joining and Coatings Research
tronic materials curriculum.
strives to provide numerous opportunities that directly con-
CSEM draws from expertise in the departments of Physics,
tribute to the student’s professional growth. Some of the
Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Chemical Engineer-
opportunities include:
ing, Chemistry and Geochemistry, and from the Division of
Direct involvement in the projects that constitute the
Engineering. The largest research activity is directed at the
Center’s research program.
photovoltaic industry. CSEM also supports research in thin
Interaction with internationally renowned visiting
film materials, polymeric devices, nanoscale science, encapsu-
scholars.
lants, electronic materials processing, and systems issues asso-
Industrial collaborations that provide equipment,
ciated with electronic materials and 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-related
laboratories.
projects. Undergraduates are involved through engineering
Professional experience and exposure before nationally
design courses and summer research. Close proximity to the
recognized organizations through student presenta-
National Renewable Energy Lab and several local photo-
tions of university research.
voltaic companies provides a unique opportunity for students
Direct involvement in national welding, materials, and
to work with industry and government labs as they attempt
engineering professional societies.
to solve real world problems. External contacts also provide
Colorado Advanced Materials Institute
guidance in targeting the educational curriculum toward the
With a mission to coordinate and foster research in
needs of the electronic materials industry.
materials science and engineering leading to economic
Center for Wave Phenomena
development, CAMI was established in 1984 by the State
With sponsorship for its research by 26 companies in the
of Colorado at CSM. Located at CSM, the Institute functions
worldwide oil exploration industry, this interdisciplinary pro-
as a consortium of state government, research universities
gram, including faculty and students from the Mathematical
(CSM, CU, CSU, and DU), and private industries.
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CAMI is funded by the Colorado Commission on Higher
Colorado Institute for Fuels and
Education and has several programs aimed at promoting
Energy Research
effective partnerships between Colorado industry and uni-
The Colorado Institute for Fuels and Energy Research
versities. CAMI’s Seed Grant program provides grants to
(CIFER) is an interdisciplinary research institute involving
faculty for exploratory work on materials technology prob-
faculty and students from several academic departments at
lems of interest to industry in the state. These seed grants
the Colorado School of Mines. CIFER originally was formed
enable investigators to develop subsequent proposals for
to assist industry, State and Federal governments in develop-
additional funding from federal and industry sources, thus
ing and implementing clean air policy for the benefit of the
leveraging the state investment.
U.S. and particularly for high altitude communities through
The Institute also sponsored an Entrepreneur’s Tech-
the development of newer, cleaner burning fuels and the
nology Assistance Program that enabled start-up technology-
technology to properly use 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. Its specific
university/small business teams were designed to help the
strengths are in fuels science, catalysis, materials, combus-
entrepreneur develop his new technology into a commercial
tion science, thermodynamics and analytical chemistry.
product or service. Currently CAMI has a similar program,
the Colorado Tire Recycle Technology Assistance (Tire-
Colorado Institute for Macromolecular
Tap), which promotes development of new technologies
Science and Engineering
focused on recycling the huge amount of scrap tires rapidly
The Colorado Institute for Macromolecular Science and
accumulating in the state.
Engineering (CIMSE) was established in 1999 by an inter-
CAMI grants are solicited annually with a Request For
disciplinary team of faculty from several CSM departments.
Proposals (RFP) and subsequently awarded on a competitive
It is sponsored by the National Science Foundation, the
basis with reviews from a board of experts from Colorado
Environmental Protection Agency, and the Department of
Corporations, small business, academia, venture capitalists,
Energy.
business incubators and government leaders. These programs
The mission of the Institute is to enhance the training and
all provide an excellent opportunity for undergraduate and
research capabilities of CSM in the area of polymeric and
graduate students to work on real problems of immediate
other complex materials as well as to promote education in
concern to industry.
the areas of materials, energy, and the environment.
Colorado Center for Advanced
Fourteen CSM faculty members from eight departments
Ceramics
are involved with the Institute’s research. The research vol-
The Colorado Center for Advanced Ceramics (CCAC)
ume is more than $1 million and supports around 15 full-
is developing the fundamental knowledge that is leading to
time graduate students in polymers, colloids and complex
important technological developments in advanced ceramics
fluids. Current research projects include plastics from renew-
and composite materials. Established at CSM in April 1988
able resources, computer simulation of polymers, novel syn-
as a joint effort between CSM and the Coors Ceramics
thetic methods, and the development of new processing
Company (now CoorsTek), the Center is dedicated to excel-
strategies from polymer materials.
lence in research and graduate education in high technology
CIMSE works to improve the educational experience of
ceramic and composite materials. The goal of the Center
undergraduate and graduate students in polymers and com-
is to translate advances in materials science into new and
plex fluids as well as maintain state-of-the-art lab facilities.
improved ceramic fabrication processes and ceramic and
Currently CSM has the largest polymeric materials effort in
composite materials. Current research projects cover a broad
the State of Colorado. Materials are a dominant theme at
spectrum of materials and phenomena including porous
CSM, and CIMSE will play an important role in ensuring
ceramics and metals for filters; nano-scale powder prepa-
that our students remain competitive in the workforce.
ration and mechanics; ceramic-metal composites; fuel cell,
solar cell and battery materials; high temperature gas and
Energy and Minerals Field Institute
plasma corrosion; interparticle forces; structure of grain
The Energy and Minerals Field Institute is an educational
boundaries; and mechanical properties of thin films. Current
activity serving Colorado School of Mines students and
projects are supported by both industry and government and
external audiences. The goal of the Institute is to provide
several students are performing their research through a col-
better understanding of complex regional issues surrounding
laboration with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory
development of western energy and mineral resources by
located in Golden. Each project involves research leading to
providing firsthand experience that cannot be duplicated in
a graduate thesis of a student.
the classroom. The Institute conducts field programs for
educators, the media, government officials, industry, and the
financial community. The Institute also hosts conferences
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and seminars throughout the year dealing with issues spe-
Petroleum Exploration and Production
cific to western resources development. Students involved
Center
in Institute programs are afforded a unique opportunity to
The Petroleum Exploration and Production Center
learn about the technological, economic, environmental,
(PEPC) is an interdisciplinary educational and research
and policy aspects of resource development.
organization specializing in applied studies of petroleum
Excavation Engineering and Earth
reservoirs. The center integrates disciplines from within the
Mechanics Institute
Departments of Geology and Geological Engineering,
The Excavation Engineering and Earth Mechanics Insti-
Geophysics and Petroleum Engineering.
tute (EMI), established in 1974, combines education and
PEPC offers students and faculty the opportunity to par-
research for the development of improved excavation tech-
ticipate in research areas including: improved techniques for
nology. By emphasizing a joint effort among research, aca-
exploration, drilling, completion, stimulation and reservoir eval-
demic, and industrial concerns, EMI contributes to the
uation techniques; characterization of stratigraphic architecture
research, development and testing of new methods and
and flow behavior of petroleum reservoirs at multiple scales;
equipment, thus facilitating the rapid application of eco-
evaluation of petroleum reserves and resources on a national
nomically feasible new technologies.
and worldwide basis; and development and application of edu-
Current research projects are being conducted throughout
cational techniques to integrate the petroleum disciplines.
the world in the areas of tunnel, raise and shaft boring, rock
Reservoir Characterization Project
mechanics, micro-seismic detection, machine instrumenta-
The Reservoir Characterization Project (RCP), estab-
tion and robotics, rock fragmentation and drilling, materials
lished in 1985 at Colorado School of Mines, is an industry-
handling systems, innovative mining methods, and mine
sponsored research consortium. Its mission is to develop and
design and economics analysis relating to energy and non-
apply 4-D, 9-C seismology and associated technologies for
fuel minerals development and production. EMI has been a
enhanced reservoir recovery. Each multi-year research phase
pioneer in the development of special applications software
focuses on a consortium partner’s unique field location,
and hardware systems and has amassed extensive databases
where multicomponent seismic data are recorded, processed
and specialized computer programs. Outreach activities for
and interpreted to define reservoir heterogeneity and archi-
the Institute include the offering of short courses to the
tecture. Each field study has resulted in the development and
industry, and sponsorship and participation in major inter-
advancement of new 3- and 4-D multicomponent acquisi-
national conferences in tunneling, shaft drilling, raise boring
tion, processing, and interpretation technology, which has
and mine mechanization.
led to additional hydrocarbon recovery. Research currently
The full-time team at EMI consists of scientists, engi-
focuses on dynamic reservoir characterization, which
neers, and support staff. Graduate students pursue their
enables monitoring of the reservoir production process.
thesis work on Institute projects, while undergraduate stu-
The Reservoir Characterization Project promotes inter-
dents are employed in research.
disciplinary research and education among industry and
International Ground Water Modeling
students in the fields of Geophysics, Geology and
Geological Engineering, and Petroleum Engineering.
Center
The International Ground Water Modeling Center
W.J. Kroll Institute for Extractive
(IGWMC) is an information, education, and research center
Metallurgy
for ground-water modeling established at Holcomb Research
A grant from the late W.J. Kroll, the inventor of the Kroll
Institute in 1978, and relocated to the Colorado School of
Process for the production of Titanium and Zirconium, enabled
Mines in 1991. Its mission is to provide an international
the establishment of an Institute for Extractive Metallurgy in
focal point for ground-water professionals, managers, and
the Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering.
educators in advancing the use of computer models in
Today the primary focus of the Institute is the development
ground-water resource protection and management. IGWMC
of new technologies for the physical-chemical processing
operates a clearinghouse for ground-water modeling soft-
of materials. This includes the production and refining of
ware; organizes conferences, short courses and seminars;
metals, the processing of wastes and hazardous materials,
and provides technical advice and assistance related to
the recycling of materials, and the synthesis of advanced
ground water. In support of its information and training
materials. The Institute supports the education of students
activities, IGWMC conducts a program of applied research
through the awarding of Fellowships and Research Assistant-
and development in ground-water modeling.
ships, provides opportunities for Visiting Scholars, 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
The campus network provides access to campus comput-
Arthur Lakes Library is a regional information center for
ing resources and to the Internet, including email and the
engineering, energy, minerals and materials science, and
World Wide Web. Centrally managed resources include Unix
associated engineering and science fields. The library pro-
systems which are available 24 hours per day except for
vides educational and research resources to support and
occasional maintenance.
enhance the academic mission of CSM. The library staff is
Workrooms in the Computing Center contain networked
committed to excellence in supporting the information needs
PCs and workstations. Also available are printers, scanners,
of the CSM community and providing access to information
and digitizers. Aacademic departments which support spe-
for library users.
cialized applications manage access to computer labs in their
The library collections include more than 500,000 vol-
buildings. The Arthur Lakes Library has a computer cluster
umes; approximately 1800 serial titles with hundreds of
on the main floor of the building. Network access is also
databases and e-journals; over 188,000 maps; archival
provided in residence halls and Mines Park for students who
materials on CSM and western mining history; and several
bring their own computers to campus and modem pools pro-
special collections. The library is a selective U.S. and Colo-
vide access to the network for off-campus residents.
rado state depository with over 600,000 government pub-
It is important for all users of the Colorado School of
lications, including selected NTIS publications.
Mines computing resources to observe the CSM Policies for
Access to CSM collections is provided by Catalyst,
Resource Usage (available on the web page or at the Front
the on-line public access catalog and circulation system.
Desk) and all legal and ethical guidelines for use of those
Students and faculty have access to nearly all of the
services.
library’s electronic resources from any computer on the
Copy Center
campus network, including those in networked CSM resi-
Located on the first floor of Guggenheim Hall, the Copy
dential facilities. Dial-up and Internet access is also avail-
Center offers on-line binding, printed tabs, and halftones.
able from on and off-campus. See the library’s web page
Printing can be done on all paper sizes from odd-sized
at http://www.mines.edu/library/ for more information and
originals. Some of the other services offered are GBC and
Web links.
Velo Binding, folding, sorting and collating, reduction and
Reference resources include specialized electronic data-
enlargement, two sided copying, and color copying. We have
bases and print indexes. Reference librarians provide instruc-
a variety of paper colors, special resume paper and CSM
tion and personal help as needed, conduct library research
watermark for thesis copying. These services are available to
sessions for classes, and provide e-mail and telephone refer-
students, faculty, and staff. The Copy Center campus exten-
ence service and computer-aided research services.
sion is 3202.
In addition to material that can be checked out from the
CSM Alumni Association
CSM library and other associated Colorado libraries, inter-
(CSMAA) The Mines Alumni Association has served
library loan service provides access to materials from regional
the Colorado School of Mines and its alumni since 1895.
and world-wide libraries.
Services and benefits of membership include:
Computing and Networking
Mines, a quarterly publication covering campus and
The Computing Center, which is housed on the second
alumni news; an annual directory of all Mines alumni;
floor of the Green Center, provides computing and network-
on-line job listings; section activities providing a connection
ing services to meet instructional and research needs and to
to the campus and other Mines alumni around the world
support the academic mission of the Colorado School of
for social and networking purposes; connections to Mines
Mines. Computer accounts and services are available to
through invitations to local and annual alumni meetings,
registered students and current faculty members and staff.
reunions, golf tournaments and other special events; awards,
Information about services including activation of new
including the opportunity to nominate fellow alumni and be
accounts and the hours during which the Computing Center is
nominated yourself; CSM library privileges to Colorado resi-
open is available in a brochure which may be picked up at the
dents; and e-mail forwarding services.
Front Desk in Room 231 (303-273-3431) and on the Comput-
Benefits for the Colorado School of Mines and current
ing Center’s web page at http://www.mines.edu/Academic/
students are student grants; the Student Financial Assistance
computer/. Problem reports can be made at the Front Desk
Program; recognition banquets for graduating seniors/gradu-
or emailed to support@mines.edu.
ate students; assistance and support of School events such as
Homecoming; alumni volunteer assistance in student recruit-
ing; organizes Order of the Engineer ceremonies; and pro-
grams enabling alumni input in school programming.
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For further information, call 303 273-3295, FAX 303
expenses. Spouses of CSM students are welcome to apply
273-3583, e-mail csmaa@mines.edu, or write Mines Alumni
for admission. For further information contact INTERLINK
Association, 1600 Arapahoe Street, P.O. Box 1410, Golden,
Language Center (ESL) at
CO 80402-1410.
INTERLINK Language Center (ESL)
Environmental Health and Safety
Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO 30401
The Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) Department
http://www.eslus.com
is located in Chauvenet Hall. Five full-time employees in
http://www.mines.edu/Outreach/interlink
the EHS Department provide a wide variety of services to
Tele: 303-273-3516
students, staff and faculty members. Functions of the EHS
Fax; 303-273-3529
Department include: hazardous waste collection and dis-
Email: interlinkcsm@mines.edu
posal; chemical procurement and distribution; assessment
LAIS Writing Center
of air and water quality; fire safety; general industrial safety;
Located in room 311 Stratton Hall (phone: 303 273-3085),
industrial hygiene; health physics; and recycling. The staff
the LAIS Writing Center is a teaching facility providing all
of the EHS Department is ready to respond to requests for
CSM students, faculty, and staff with an opportunity to
information and services from parents and students. Please
enhance their writing abilities. The LAIS Writing Center
call 303 273-3316.
faculty are experienced technical and professional writing
Green Center
instructors who are prepared to assist writers with every-
Completed in 1971, the Cecil H. and Ida Green Graduate
thing from course assignments to scholarship and job appli-
and Professional Center is named in honor of Dr. and Mrs.
cations. This service is free to CSM students, faculty, and
Green, major contributors to the funding of the building.
staff and entails one-to-one tutoring and online resources (at
http://www.mines.edu/Academic/lais/wc/writingcenter.html).
Bunker Memorial Auditorium, which seats 1,386, has a
large stage that may be used for lectures, concerts, drama
Office of International Programs
productions, or for any occasion when a large attendance is
The Office of International Programs (OIP) fosters and
expected.
facilitates international education, research and outreach at
Friedhoff Hall contains a dance floor and an informal
CSM. OIP is administered by the Office of Academic Affairs.
stage. Approximately 600 persons can be accommodated at
The office works with the departments and divisions of
tables for banquets or dinners. Auditorium seating can be
the School to: (1) help develop and facilitate study abroad
arranged for up to 500 people.
opportunities for CSM undergraduates and serve as an infor-
Petroleum Hall and Metals Hall are lecture rooms seating
mational and advising resource for them; (2) assist in attract-
125 and 330, respectively. Each room has audio visual
ing new international students to CSM; (3) serve as an infor-
equipment. In addition, the Green Center houses the modern
mation resource for faculty and scholars of the CSM com-
Computing Center and the Department of Geophysics.
munity, promoting faculty exchanges and the pursuit of
collaborative international research activities; (4) foster
INTERLINK Language Center (ESL)
international outreach and technology transfer programs;
The INTERLINK Language program at CSM combines
(5) facilitate arrangements for official international visitors
intensive English language instruction (ESL) with academic
to CSM; and (6) in general, help promote the international-
training and cultural orientation. Designed for international
ization of CSM’s curricular programs and activities.
students planning to attend CSM or other American universi-
OIP is located in 109 Stratton Hall. For more specific
ties, the program prepares students for a successful transition
information about study abroad and other international pro-
to academic work. The curriculum focuses on individual
grams, contact OIP at 384-2121 or visit the OIP web page
student needs and utilizes hands-on, experiential learning.
(http://www.mines.edu/Academic/lais/OIP/).
A special emphasis on English for Engineering and Tech-
nology is especially beneficial to prospective CSM students.
Office of Technology Transfer
Instruction is offered in nine-week sessions at five levels
The purpose of the Office of Technology Transfer (OTT)
of proficiency. Upon completion of the program, students
is to reward innovation and entrepreneurial activity by stu-
should be ready for the rigorous demands of undergraduate
dents, faculty and staff, recognize the value and preserve
or graduate study. Successful completion of the program
ownership of CSM’s intellectual property, and contribute to
may entitle qualified students to begin their academic studies
Colorado’s and the nation’s economic growth. OTT reports
without a TOEFL score.
directly to the CSM president, and the office works closely
with the Dean of Graduate Studies and Research and the
The program is open to adults who have completed sec-
School’s Office of Legal Services to coordinate activities.
ondary school in good standing (grade point average of C+
Through its internal technical review team and external busi-
or above) and are able to meet their educational and living
ness commercialization board, OTT strives to:
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(1) Initiate and stimulate entrepreneurship and devel-
post-award support for individual researchers, at all levels,
opment of mechanisms for effective investment of
junior through senior, group and interdisciplinary research
CSM’s intellectual capital;
entities. The ORD also helps identify, provides information
(2) Secure CSM’s intellectual properties generated by
to, and encourages collaboration with external sponsors,
faculty, students, and staff;
including industry, state and federal governments, other
academic institutions, and nonprofit entities.
(3) Contribute to the economic growth of the commu-
nity, state, and nation through facilitating technology
As part of this role, ORD also provides start-up support
transfer to the commercial sector;
and equipment matching funds for new initiatives.
(4) Retain and motivate faculty by rewarding entrepre-
Research Services
neurship;
The Office of Research Services (ORS), under the Vice
President for Finance and Operations, provides administra-
(5) Utilize OTT opportunities to advance high-quality
tive support in proposal preparation, contract and grant
faculty and students;
administration, both negotiation and set-up, and close out
(6) Generate a new source of revenue for CSM to expand
of expired agreements. Information on any of these areas of
the school’s quality research and education.
research and specific forms can be accessed on our web site
Office of Women in Science,
at www.csmis5.mines.edu/ors.
Engineering and Mathematics (WISEM)
Special Programs and Continuing
The mission of WISEM is to enhance opportunities for
Education (SPACE)
women in science and engineering careers, to increase reten-
The SPACE Office offers short courses, special programs,
tion of women at CSM, and to promote equity and diversity in
and professional outreach programs to practicing engineers
higher education. The office sponsors programs and services
and other working professionals. Short courses, offered both
for the CSM community regarding gender and equity issues.
on the CSM campus and throughout the US, provide concen-
For further information, contact: Debra K. Lasich, Execu-
trated instruction in specialized areas and are taught by faculty
tive Director of Women in Science, Engineering and Mathe-
members, adjuncts, and other experienced professionals. The
matics, Colorado School of Mines, 1500 Illinois, Golden, CO
Office offers a broad array of programming for K-12 teachers
80401-1869, or call (303) 273-3097; dlasich@mines.edu or
and students through its Teacher Enhancement Program, the
www.mines.edu/Academic/affairs/wisem.
Denver Earth Science Project, the National Science Academy,
Public Relations
and Summer Investigations for Middle/High Schoolers. The
The communications staff in the President’s Office is
Office also coordinates educational programs for international
responsible for public relations, marketing, media relations
corporations and governments through the International
and numerous official campus publications.
Institute for Professional Advancement and hosts the Mine
Safety and Health Training Program. A separate bulletin lists
To ensure quality and consistency, all publications pro-
the educational programs offered by the SPACE Office, CSM,
duced on campus are required to adhere to official campus
1600 Arapahoe St., Golden, CO 80401. Phone: 303 273-3321;
publications guidelines, which can be found on the Public
FAX 303 273-3314; email space@mines.edu; website
Relations Web pages at www.mines.edu/All_about/public.
www.mines.edu/Outreach/Cont_Ed.
The guidelines contain a list of vendors that departments
Telecommunications
may use for publications services, such as writing, editing,
design, photography, production, printing and distribution.
The Telecommunications Office is located at the west
end of the Plant Facilities building, and provides telephone
For more information, call 303-273-3326.
and voicemail services to the Campus, Residence Halls,
Research Development
Sigma Nu house, Fiji house, and the Mines Park housing
Under the direction of the Dean of Graduate Studies and
areas. The Telecommunications Office also maintains a
Research, the Office of Research Development (ORD) is
CSM Campus Directory in conjunction with the Information
responsible for nurturing and expanding CSM’s research
Services department available anytime to faculty, staff, and
experience and expertise to reflect the continually changing
students on the Web at www.mines.edu/directory.
internal and external environment in which we live and work.
Local telephone service is provided, as part of the hous-
The office teams with the Office of Research Services
ing rates (optional for Mines Park residence). The Telecom-
(ORS) and the Office of Technology Transfer (OTT) in
munications Office provides maintenance for telephone lines
developing and implementing training programs for faculty,
and services.
student, and staff development, as well as providing pre- and
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Voicemail and calling Line ID (CLID) are available as
0.08 cents per minute, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
optional services by subscription. The fee is $22.50 per
International rates are available at the Telecommunications
semester for each service requested, and request forms are
Office or through the Web at http://www.is.mines.edu/
available in the Housing Office, Telecommunications Office,
telecomm/Students/StudRate.asp. Accounts are issued at
or the Web: http://www.is.mines.edu/telecomm/Students/
the beginning of the fall semester, or by request at any time.
Forms.shtm. The voicemail and CLID fee is nonrefundable
Monthly long distance charges are assessed to the student
after two weeks of continuous service, except in the case of
accounts by the 5th of each month for calls made the prior
departure from the campus (refunded at a decreased, monthly
month, and invoices are mailed directly to students at their
prorated rate).
campus address. Questions regarding the above services
The Telecommunications Office provides long distance
should be directed to the Telecommunications Office by call-
services for the Residence Halls, Sigma Nu house, Fiji
ing (303) 273-3000 or 1-800-446-9488 and saying Telecom-
house, and Mines Park housing areas through individual
munications, or via the Web at http://www.is.mines.edu/
account codes. Long distance rates for domestic calling are
telecomm/.
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Directory of the School
BOARD OF TRUSTEES
ROBERT G. MOORE, 1995 -B.S., Northern Arizona
JOHN K. COORS CoorsTek, Inc., 16000 Table Mountain
University; M.P.A., University of Colorado; Vice President
Parkway, Golden, CO 80403
for Finance and Operations
HUGH W. EVANS 768 Rockway Place, Boulder, CO 80303
PETER HAN, 1993-A.B., University of Chicago; M.B.A.,
University of Colorado; Vice President for Institutional
KAREN OSTRANDER-KRUG Denton Wilde Sapte,
Advancement
Almaty 273 Furmanova, Almaty, Kazakhstan
PHILLIP R. ROMIG, JR., 1969-B.S., University of Notre
F. STEVEN MOONEY Thompson Creek Metals Co., 945
Dame; M.S., Ph.D., Colorado School of Mines; Associate
W. Kenyon Ave., Englewood, CO 80110
Vice President for Research and Dean of Graduate Studies;
MICHAEL S. NYIKOS 2285 El Rio Drive, Grand Junction,
Professor of Geophysics
CO 81503
ARTHUR B. SACKS, 1993-B.A., Brooklyn College; M.A.,
TERRANCE G. TSCHATSCHULA Aspen Petroleum
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison; Interim Associate
Products, 5925 E. Evans Avenue, Suite 102B, Denver, CO
Vice President for Academic and Faculty Affairs; Professor
80222
of Liberal Arts and International Studies and Division
DAVID. J. WAGNER David Wagner & Associates, P.C.,
Director
8400 E. Prentice Ave., Englewood, CO 80111
THOMAS M. BOYD, 1993-B.S., M.S., Virginia Polytechnic
KALE FRANZ Student Representative
Institute and State University; Ph.D., Columbia University;
Interim Associate Dean for Academic Programs; Associate
EMERITUS MEMBERS OF BOT
Professor of Geophysics
Ms. Sally Vance Allen
LINDA J. BALDWIN, 1994-B.S., Iowa State University;
Mr. Leo N. Bradley
Continuing Education Program Coordinator
Mr. Joseph Coors, Sr.
Mr. Joseph Coors, Jr.
PAUL BARTOS, 2000-B.S., Wayne State University; M.S.,
Mr. William K. Coors
Stanford University; Geology Museum Curator
Mr. Frank Erisman
GARY L. BAUGHMAN, 1984-B.S.Ch.E., Ohio University;
Mr. Jack Grynberg
M.S., Ph.D., Colorado School of Mines; Director of Special
Rev. Don K. Henderson
Programs and Continuing Education
Mr. Anthony L. Joseph
DAVID G. BEAUSANG, 1993-B.S., Colorado State
Mr. J. Robert Maytag
University; Computing Support Specialist
Mr. Terence P. McNulty
Mr. Donald E. Miller
HEATHER BOYD, 1990-B.S., Montana State University;
Mr. Randy L. Parcel
M.Ed., Colorado State University; Senior Assistant Director
Mr. D. Monte Pascoe
of Admissions
Mr. David D. Powell, Jr.
RICHARD M. BOYD, 2000-B.S., Regis University;
Mr. John A. Reeves, Sr.
Director of Public Safety
Mr. Fred R. Schwartzberg
RONALD L. BRUMMETT, 1993-B.A., Metropolitan State
Mr. Ted P. Stockmar
College; M.A., University of Northern Colorado; M.B.A.,
Mr. Charles E. Stott, Jr.
University of Colorado Denver; Director of CSM Career
Mr. J. N. Warren
Center and the Office for Student Development and
Mr. James C. Wilson
Academic Services
ADMINISTRATION
TIMOTHY W. CAKE, 1994-B.S., Colorado State University;
JOHN U. TREFNY, 1977-B.S., Fordham College; Ph.D.,
M.S., Regis University; Director of Plant Facilities
Rutgers University; President, Professor of Physics
CAROL R. CHAPMAN, 1999-B.A., Wells College; M.P.A.,
NIGEL T. MIDDLETON, 1990-B.Sc., Ph.D., University
University of Colorado; Special Assistant to the President
of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg; Vice President for
DIXIE CIRILLO, 1991-B.S., University of Northern
Academic Affairs and Dean of Faculty; Professor of
Colorado; Assistant Director of Financial Aid and NCAA
Engineering, P.E., S. Africa
Compliance Coordinator
HAROLD R. CHEUVRONT, 1976-84, 1985-B.S., M.A.,
JULIE COAKLEY, 2001-B.S., University of Toledo; M.S.,
West Virginia University; Ph.D., University of Northern
University of Toledo; Executive Assistant to the Vice
Colorado; Vice President for Student Life and Dean of
President for Academic Affairs
Students
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KATHLEEN CONNER, 1996-B.S., Indiana State
CHRISTINA JENSEN, 1999-B.A., M.S., San Diego State
University; M.A., University of Colorado at Boulder;
University; Assistant Director, Admission and Financial Aid
Director of Outdoor Recreation
EVELYN JORDAL, 2001-Assistant to the Vice President for
MARY C. DALE, 1984-B.A., Southwestern College; M.A.,
Student Life
University of Denver; Assistant for Collaborative
JOHN KANE, 2000-B.A., University of Colorado Boulder;
Information Development and Support
Director of Materials Management
THERESE DEEGAN-YOUNG, 1987-B.A., St. Louis
MELVIN L. KIRK, 1995-B.S., M.A., University of Northern
University; M.A., University of Colorado; Student
Colorado; Student Development Center Counselor
Development Center Counselor
ROBERT KNECHT, 1977-P.E., M.S., Ph.D., Colorado
JUDI A. DIAZ-BONACQUISTI, 1997-B.S., Colorado State
School of Mines; Director of EPICS
University; Minority Engineering Program Director
ROGER A. KOESTER, 1989-B.A., Grinnell College;
MICHAEL DOUGHERTY, 2003-B.A., Cumberland College:
M.B.A., Drake University; Director of Financial Aid
M.B.A., University of Alaska Anchorage; Director of Human
Resources
DAVID LARUE, 1998-B.A., St. Thomas Seminary College;
M.A., University of Colorado at Denver; Ph.D., University
LOUISA DULEY, 2000-B.S., Western State College;
of Colorado at Boulder; Computer Support Specialist
Internship Development Coordinator
DEBRA K. LASICH, 1999-B.S., Kearney State College;
RHONDA L. DVORNAK, 1994-B.S., Colorado School of
M.A., University of Nebraska; Executive Director of the
Mines; Continuing Education Program Coordinator
Women in Science, Engineering, and Mathematics (WISEM)
KATHLEEN FEIGHNY, 2001-B.S., M.S., University of
Program
Oklahoma; Division Administrator, Division of Economics
VIRGINIA LEE, 1996-B.A., M.A., Ph.D., University of
and Business
California at Irvine; Web Administrator
ROBERT FERRITER, 1999-A.S., Pueblo Junior College;
ROBERT A. MacPHERSON, 1988-B.S., United States
B.S., M.S., Colorado School of Mines; Director, Mine
Naval Academy; Radiation Safety Officer
Safety and Health Program
A. EDWARD MANTZ, 1994-B.S., Colorado School of
MELODY A. FRANCISCO, 1988-89, 1991-B.S., Montana
Mines; Director of Green Center
State University; Continuing Education Program Coordinator
MICHAEL McGUIRE, 1999-Engineer of Mines, Colorado
ROBERT A. FRANCISCO, 1988-B.S., Montana State
School of Mines; Program Coordinator, SPACE
University; Director of Student Life
MARY MITTAG-MILLER, 1998-Director of the Office of
GEORGE FUNKEY, 1991-M.S., Michigan Technological
Research Services
University; Director of Information Services
BARBARA MORGAN, 2001-B.S., Montana State
LISA GOBERIS, 1998-B.S., University of Northern
University; M.S., University of Wyoming; Director of
Colorado; Assistant Director of the Student Center
Residence Life
KATHLEEN GODEL-GENGENBACH, 1998-B.A., M.A.,
DEREK MORGAN, 2003- B.S., University of Evansville;
University of Denver; Ph.D., University of Colorado;
M.S., Colorado State University; Director of Student
Director, Office of International Programs
Activities
BRUCE P. GOETZ, 1980-84, 1987- B.A., Norwich
DUSTY MOSNESS, 2003- B.S., Colorado School of
University; M.S., M.B.A., Florida Institute of Technology;
Mines; J.D., University of Colorado; Assistant Director
Director of Admissions
of Admissions
ANNA HANLEY, 2002-B.S., Colorado School of Mines;
GLEN R. NELSON,2002-B.S., University of Nebraska;
Career Center Assistant Director
M.S., American Graduate School of International
SHARON HART, 1999-B.S., Colorado School of Mines;
Management; CMA; Controller
M.A., University of Colorado; Director of Institutional
TRICIA DOUTHIT PAULSON, 1998-B.S., Colorado
Research
School of Mines; Associate Director of Admissions
LINN HAVELICK, 1988-B.A., M.S., University of Colorado
ROGER PIERCE, 2000-B.S., Wisconsin Institute of
at Denver; CIH; Director, Environmental Health & Safety
Technology; SPACE Program Coordinator
ERICA HENNINGSEN, 2001-B.A., M.A.Ed., University of
JAMES L. PROUD, 1994-B.S., University of Wisconsin,
Northern Iowa; Advising Coordinator
Whitewater; M.A., California State Polytechnic University;
TAWNI HOEGLUND, 2001- B.S., M.S., Colorado State
Continuing Education Program Coordinator
University; Student Development Center Counselor
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ANGIE REYES, 1997-B.A., Chadron State College; Student
WILLIAM R. ASTLE, B.A., State University of New York
System Manager.
at New Paltz; M.A., Columbia University; M.A., University
MARIAN E. ROHRER, R,N, 1998-Director, Student Health
of Illinois; Emeritus Professor of Mathematical and
Center
Computer Sciences
PHILLIP ROMIG III, 1999-B.A., Nebraska Wesleyan
HENRY A. BABCOCK, B.S., M.S., Ph.D., University of
University; M.S., University of Nebraska; Network Engineer
Colorado; Emeritus Professor of Civil Engineering, P.E.
and Security Specialist
BARBARA B. BATH, 1989-B.A., M.A., University of
MISTI RUTHVEN, 2003-B.A., Mesa State College;
Kansas; Ph.D., American University; Emerita Associate
Financial Aid Management Administrator
Professor of Mathematical and Computer Sciences
ANDREA SALAZAR, 1999-B.A., Colorado
RAMON E. BISQUE, B.S., St. Norbert’s College; M.S.
State University; Assistant Director of Admissions
Chemistry, M.S. Geology, Ph.D., Iowa State College;
Emeritus Professor of Chemistry and Geochemistry
SYDNEY SANDROCK, 1995-Assistant to the Vice
President for Finance and Operations
NORMAN BLEISTEIN, B.S., Brooklyn College; M.S.,
Ph.D., New York University; Emeritus Professor of
ERIC SCARBRO, 1991-B.S., University of South Carolina;
Mathematical and Computer Sciences
M.S., Colorado School of Mines; Financial Systems Manager
ARDEL J. BOES, B.A., St. Ambrose College; M.S., Ph.D.,
JAHI SIMBAI, 2000-B.S., M.B.A., University of Colorado at
Purdue University; Emeritus Professor of Mathematical and
Boulder; Associate Director of Minority Engineering Program
Computer Sciences
RUTH A. STREVELER, 1994-B.A., Indiana University;
AUSTIN R. BROWN, B.A., Grinnell College; M.A., Ph.D.,
M.S., Ohio State University; Ph.D., University of Hawaii
Yale University; Emeritus Professor of Mathematical and
Manoa; Director of Academic Services
Computer Sciences
ANNE STARK WALKER, 1999-B.S., Northwestern
JAMES T. BROWN, B.A., Ph.D., University of Colorado;
University; J.D., University of Denver; Associate General
Emeritus Professor of Physics
Counsel
W. REX BULL, B.Sc., App. Diploma in Mineral Dressing,
CAROL L. WARD, 1993-B.S., Ohio State University; M.A.,
Leeds University; Ph.D., University of Queensland; Emeritus
Denver University; Computer Support Engineer
Professor of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
DEREK J. WILSON, 1982-B.S., University of Montana;
JERROLD J. BURNETT, A.S. in E.E., Arlington State
Director of the Computing Center
College; B.A., Texas A&M University; M.S., Texas A&I
A. WILLIAM YOUNG, 1974-B.S., North Carolina State
College; Ph.D., University of Oklahoma; Emeritus Professor
University; M.S., University of Denver; Director of
of Physics, P.E.
Enrollment Management and Associate Vice President for
BETTY J. CANNON, B.A., M.A., University of Alabama;
Student Life
Ph.D., University of Colorado; Emeritus Associate Professor
ED ZUCKER, 2001-B.A., M.S., University of Arizona;
of Liberal Arts and International Studies
Computing Services Support Manager
F. EDWARD CECIL, 1976-B.S., University of Maryland;
EMERITI
M.A., Ph.D., Princeton University; Emeritus Professor of
GEORGE S. ANSELL, B.S., M.S., Ph.D., Rensselaer
Physics
Polytechnic Institute; Emeritus President and Professor of
W. JOHN CIESLEWICZ, B.A., St. Francis College; M.A.,
Metallurgical Engineering, P.E.
M.S., University of Colorado; Emeritus Associate Professor
THEODORE A. BICKART, B.E.S., M.S.E., D.Engr., The
of Slavic Studies and Foreign Languages
Johns Hopkins University; Emeritus President and Professor
JOHN A. CORDES, B.A., J.D., M.A., University of Iowa;
of Engineering
Ph.D., Colorado State University; Emeritus Associate
GUY T. McBRIDE, JR. B.S., University of Texas; D.Sc.,
Professor of Economics and Business
Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Emeritus President,
TIMOTHY A. CROSS, 1984-B.A., Oberlin College; M.S.,
P.E.
University of Michigan; Ph.D., University of Southern
JOHN F. ABEL, JR. E.M., M.Sc., E.Sc., Colorado School of
California; Emeritus Associate Professor of Geology and
Mines; Emeritus Professor of Mining Engineering
Geological Engineering
R. BRUCE ALLISON, B.S., State University of New York at
STEPHEN R. DANIEL, 1966-Min. Eng.- Chem., M.S.,
Cortland; M.S., State University of New York at Albany;
Ph.D., Colorado School of Mines; Emeritus Professor of
Emeritus Professor of Physical Education and Athletics
Chemistry and Geochemistry
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GERALD L. DEPOORTER, B.S., University of Washing-
C. RICHARD GROVES, B.S., M.S., Purdue University;
ton; M.S., Ph.D., University of California at Berkeley;
Emeritus Professor of Engineering
Emeritus Associate Professor of Metallurgical and Materials
RAYMOND R. GUTZMAN, A.B., Fort Hays State College;
Engineering
M.S., State University of Iowa; Emeritus Professor of
RICHARD H. DeVOTO, A.B., Dartmouth College; M.Sc.,
Mathematical and Computer Sciences
Thayer School of Engineering Dartmouth College; D.Sc., Colo-
FRANK A. HADSELL, B.S., M.S., University of Wyoming;
rado School of Mines; Emeritus Professor of Geology, P.E.
D.Sc., Colorado School of Mines; Emeritus Professor of
DONALD I. DICKINSON, B.A., Colorado State University;
Geophysics
M.A., University of New Mexico; Emeritus Professor of
JOHN P. HAGER, 1965-B.S., Montana School of Mines;
Liberal Arts and International Studies
M.S., Missouri School of Mines; Sc.D., Massachusetts
J. PATRICK DYER, B.P.E., Purdue University; Emeritus
Institute of Technology; Emeritus Hazen Research Professor
Associate Professor of Physical Education and Athletics
of Extractive Metallurgy; Metallurgical and Materials
WILTON E. ECKLEY, A.B., Mount Union College; M.A.,
Engineering
The Pennsylvania State University; Ph.D., Case Western
FRANK G. HAGIN, B.A., Bethany Nazarene College;
Reserve University; Emeritus Professor of Liberal Arts and
M.A., Southern Methodist University; Ph.D., University
International Studies
of Colorado; Emeritus Professor of Mathematical and
GLEN R. EDWARDS, 1976-Met. Engr., Colorado School
Computer Sciences
of Mines; M.S., University of New Mexico; Ph.D., Stanford
JOHN W. HANCOCK, A.B., Colorado State College;
University; University Emeritus Professor of Metallurgical
Emeritus Professor of Physical Education and Athletics
and Materials Engineering
ROBERT C. HANSEN, E.M., Colorado School of Mines;
KENNETH W. EDWARDS, B.S., University of Michigan;
M.S.M.E., Bradley University; Ph.D., University of Illinois;
M.A., Dartmouth College; Ph.D., University of Colorado;
Emeritus Professor of Engineering, P.E.
Emeritus Professor of Chemistry and Geochemistry
PETER HARTLEY,, B.A., M.A., University of Colorado;
JOHN C. EMERICK, 1980-B.S., University of Washington;
Ph.D., University of New Mexico; Emeritus Associate
M.A., Ph.D., University of Colorado; Emeritus Associate
Professor of Liberal Arts and International Studies
Professor of Environmental Science and Engineering
JOHN D. HAUN, A.B., Berea College; M.A., Ph.D.,
EDWARD G. FISHER, B.S., M.A., University of Illinois;
University of Wyoming; Emeritus Professor of Geology, P.E.
Emeritus Professor of English
T. GRAHAM HEREFORD, B.A., Ph.D. University of
DAVID E. FLETCHER, B.S., M.A., Colorado College;
Virginia; Emeritus Professor of Liberal Arts and Inter-
M.S.B.A., Ph.D., University of Denver; Emeritus Professor
national Studies
of Economics and Business
JOHN A. HOGAN, B.S., University of Cincinnati; M.A.,
S. DALE FOREMAN, B.S., Texas Technological College;
Lehigh University; Professor of Liberal Arts and Inter-
M.S., Ph.D., University of Colorado; Emeritus Professor of
national Studies
Civil Engineering, P.E.
MATTHEW J. HREBAR, III, B.S., The Pennsylvania State
JAMES H. GARY B.S., M.S., Virginia Polytechnic Institute;
University; M.S., University of Arizona; Ph.D., Colorado
Ph.D., University of Florida; Emeritus Professor of Chemical
School of Mines; Emeritus Associate Professor of Mining
Engineering
Engineering
DONALD W. GENTRY, B.S., University of Illinois; M.S.,
WILLIAM A. HUSTRULID, B.S., M.S., Ph.D., University
University of Nevada; Ph.D., University of Arizona;
of Minnesota; Emeritus Professor of Mining Engineering
Professor of Mining Engineering, P.E.
RICHARD W. HUTCHINSON, B.Sc., University of Western
JOHN O. GOLDEN, B.E., M.S., Vanderbilt University;
Ontario; M.Sc., Ph.D., University of Wisconsin; Charles
Ph.D., Iowa State University; Emeriti Professor of Chemical
Franklin Fogarty Professor in Economic Geology; Emeritus
Engineering
Professor of Geology and Geological Engineering
JOAN P. GOSINK, 1991-B.S., Massachusetts Institute
ABDELWAHID IBRAHIM, B.S., University of Cairo; M.S.,
of Technology; M.S., Old Dominion University; Ph.D.,
University of Kansas; Ph.D., Michigan State University;
University of California - Berkeley; Emerita Professor of
Emeritus Associate Professor of Geophysics
Engineering and Division Director
GEORGE W. JOHNSON, B.A., University of Illinois; M.A.,
THOMAS L. T. GROSE, B.S., M.S., University of Wash-
University of Chicago; Emeritus Professor of English
ington; Ph.D., Stanford University; Emeritus Professor of
Geology and Geological Engineering
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JAMES G. JOHNSTONE, Geol.E., Colorado School of
FRANK S. MATHEWS, B.A., M.A., University of British
Mines; M.S., Purdue University; (Professional Engineer);
Columbia; Ph.D., Oregon State University; Emeritus
Emeritus Professor of Civil Engineering
Professor of Physics
GEORGE KELLER, B.S., M.S., Ph. D., Pennsylvania State
RUTH A. MAURER, B.S., M.S., Colorado State University;
University, Emeritus Professor of Geophysics
Ph.D., Colorado School of Mines; Emerita Associate
THOMAS A. KELLY, B.S., C.E., University of Colorado;
Professor of Mathematical and Computer Sciences
Emeritus Professor of Basic Engineering, P.E.
ROBERT S. McCANDLESS, B.A., Colorado State College;
GEORGE H. KENNEDY, B.S., University of Oregon; M.S.,
Emeritus Professor of Physical Education and Athletics
Ph.D., Oregon State University; Emeritus Professor of
MICHAEL B. McGRATH, B.S.M.E., M.S., University of
Chemistry and Geochemistry
Notre Dame; Ph.D., University of Colorado; Emeritus
ARTHUR J. KIDNAY, P.R.E., D.Sc., Colorado School of
Professor of Engineering
Mines; M.S., University of Colorado; Emeritus Professor of
BILL J. MITCHELL, B.S., M.S., Ph.D., University of
Chemical Engineering
Oklahoma; Emeritus Professor of Petroleum Engineering
RONALD W. KLUSMAN, 1972-B.S., M.A., Ph.D., Indiana
KARL R. NELSON, 1974-Geol.E., M.S., Colorado School
University; Emeritus Professor of Chemistry and Geochemistry
of Mines; Ph.D., University of Colorado; Emeritus Associate
R. EDWARD KNIGHT. B.S., University of Tulsa; M.A.,
Professor of Engineering, P.E.
University of Denver; Emeritus Professor of Engineering
KARL R. NEWMAN, B.S., M.S., University of Michigan;
KENNETH E. KOLM, 1984-B.S., Lehigh University; M.S.,
Ph.D., University of Colorado; Emeritus Professor of Geology
Ph.D., University of Wyoming; Emeritus Associate Professor
GABRIEL M. NEUNZERT, B.S., M.Sc., Colorado School
of Environmental Science and Engineering
of Mines; (Professional Land Surveyor); Emeritus Associate
GEORGE KRAUSS, B.S., Lehigh University; M.S., Sc.D.,
Professor of Engineering
Massachusetts Institute of Technology; University Emeritus
KATHLEEN H. OCHS, 1980-B.A., University of Oregon;
Professor of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, P.E.
M.A.T., Wesleyan University; M.A., Ph.D., University of
DONALD LANGMUIR, A.B., M.A., Ph.D., Harvard Univer-
Toronto; Emerita Associate Professor of Liberal Arts and
sity; Emeritus Professor of Chemistry and Geochemistry and
International Studies
Emeritus Professor of Environmental Science & Engineering
MICHAEL J. PAVELICH, 1977-B.S., University of Notre
WILLIAM B. LAW, B.Sc., University of Nevada; Ph.D., Ohio
Dame; Ph.D., State University of New York at Buffalo;
State University; Emeritus Associate Professor of Physics
Emeritus Professor of Chemistry and Geochemistry
KEENAN LEE, 1970-B.S., M.S., Louisiana State University;
ROBERT W. PEARSON, P.E., Colorado School of Mines;
Ph.D., Stanford University; Emeritus Professor of Geology
Emeritus Associate Professor of Physical Education and
Athletics and Head Soccer Coach
FRED R. LEFFLER, B.S.E.E., University of Denver; M.S.,
Ph.D., Oregon State University; Emeritus Professor of
ANTON G. PEGIS, B.A., Western State College; M.A.,
Engineering, P.E.
Ph.D., University of Denver; Emeritus Professor of English
V. ALLEN LONG, A.B., McPherson College; A.M., Univer-
HARRY C. PETERSON, B.S.M.E., Colorado State
sity of Nebraska; Ph.D., University of Colorado; Emeritus
University; M.S., Ph.D., Cornell University; Emeritus
Professor of Physics
Professor of Engineering
GEORGE B. LUCAS, B.S., Tulane University; Ph.D., Iowa
ALFRED PETRICK, JR., A.B., B.S., M.S., Columbia
State University; Emeritus Professor of Chemistry and
University; M.B.A., University of Denver; Ph.D., University
Geochemistry
of Colorado; Emeritus Professor of Mineral Economics, P.E.
MAURICE W. MAJOR, B.A., Denison University; Ph.D.,
THOMAS PHILIPOSE, B.A., M.A., Presidency College-
Columbia University; Emeritus Professor of Geophysics
University of Madras; Ph.D., University of Denver;
University Emeritus Professor of Liberal Arts and
DONALD C.B. MARSH, B.S., M.S., University of Arizona;
International Studies
Ph.D., University of Colorado; Emeritus Professor of
Mathematical and Computer Sciences
STEVEN A. PRUESS, B.S., Iowa State University;
M.S., Ph.D., Purdue University; Emeritus Professor of
SCOTT J. MARSHALL, B.S., University of Denver; Emeritus
Mathematical and Computer Sciences
Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering, P.E.
ODED RUDAWSKY, B.S., M.S., Ph.D., The Pennsylvania
JEAN P. MATHER, B.S.C., M.B.A., University of Denver;
State University; Emeritus Professor of Mineral Economics
M.A., Princeton University; Emeritus Professor of Mineral
Economics
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ARTHUR Y. SAKAKURA, B.S., M.S., Massachusetts
KAREN B. WILEY, 1981-B.A., Mills College; M.A., Ph.D.,
Institute of Technology; Ph.D., University of Colorado;
University of Colorado; Emerita Associate Professor of
Emeritus Associate Professor of Physics
Liberal Arts and International Studies
MIKLOS D. G. SALAMON, Dipl.Eng., Polytechnical
JOHN T. WILLIAMS, B.S., Hamline University; M.S.,
University, Hungary; Ph.D., University of Durham, England;
University of Minnesota; Ph.D., Iowa State College;
Emeritus Professor of Mining Engineering
Emeritus Professor of Chemistry and Geochemistry
FRANKLIN D. SCHOWENGERDT, 1973-B.S., M.S.,
DON L. WILLIAMSON, B.S., Lamar University; M.S.,
Ph.D., University of Missouri at Rolla; Emeritus Professor
Ph.D., University of Washington; Emeritus Professor of
of Physics
Physics
MAYNARD SLAUGHTER, B.S., Ohio University; M.A.,
ROBERT D. WITTERS, B.A., University of Colorado;
University of Missouri; Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh;
Ph.D., Montana State College; Emeritus Professor of
Emeritus Professor of Chemistry and Geochemistry
Chemistry and Geochemistry
JOSEPH D. SNEED, 1980-B.A., Rice University; M.S.,
BAKI YARAR, 1980-B.Sc., M.Sc., Middle East Technical
University of Illinois; Ph.D., Stanford University; Emeritus
University, Ankara; Ph.D., University of London; Emeritus
Professor of Liberal Arts and International Studies
Professor of Mining Engineering
CHARLES W. STARKS, Met.E., M.Met.E, Colorado School
F. RICHARD YEATTS, B.S., The Pennsylvania State
of Mines; Emeritus Associate Professor of Chemistry, P.E.
University; M.S., Ph.D., University of Arizona; Emeritus
FRANKLIN J. STERMOLE, B.S., M.S., Ph.D., Iowa State
Professor of Physics
University; Emeritus Professor of Chemical Engineering/
VICTOR F. YESAVAGE, 1973-B.Ch.E., The Cooper Union;
Mineral Economics, P.E.
M.S.E., Ph.D., University of Michigan; Emeritus Professor
ROBERT J. TAYLOR, BAE School of the Art Institute;
of Chemical Engineering
M.A., University of Denver; Emeritus Associate Professor
PROFESSORS
of Engineering
ROBERT M. BALDWIN, 1975-B.S., M.S., Iowa State
JOHN E. TILTON, 1985-B.A., Princeton University; M.A.,
University; Ph.D., Colorado School of Mines; Professor of
Ph.D., Yale University; Coulter Professor of Mineral
Chemical Engineering
Economics; Emeritus Professor of Economics and Business
BERNARD BIALECKI, 1995-M.S., University of Warsaw,
GUY H. TOWLE, Geol.E., Ph.D., Colorado School of
Poland; Ph.D., University of Utah; Professor of Mathematical
Mines; Emeritus Associate Professor of Geophysics
and Computer Sciences
ROBERT G. UNDERWOOD, 1978-B.S., University of
JEWEL SPEARS BROOKER, 2003-B.S., Stetson University;
North Carolina; Ph.D., University of Virginia; Emeritus
M.A., University of Florida; Ph.D., University of South
Associate Professor of Mathematical and Computer Sciences
Florida; Hennebach Visiting Professor, Liberal Arts and
FUN-DEN WANG, B.S., Taiwan Provincial Cheng-Kung
International Studies
University; M.S., Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana;
ANNETTE L. BUNGE, 1981-B.S., State University of New
Emeritus Professor of Mining Engineering
York at Buffalo; Ph.D., University of California at Berkeley;
JOHN E. WARME, 1979-B.A., Augustana College; Ph.D.,
Professor of Chemical Engineering
University of California at Los Angeles; Emeritus Professor
REUBEN T. COLLINS, 1994-B.A., University of Northern
of Geology and Geological Engineering
Iowa; M.S., Ph.D., California Institute of Technology;
ROBERT J. WEIMER, B.A., M.A., University of Wyoming;
Professor of Physics
Ph.D., Stanford University; Emeritus Professor of Geological
KADRI DAGDELEN, 1992-B.S., M.S., Ph.D., Colorado
Engineering, P.E.
School of Mines; Professor of Mining Engineering
WALTER W. WHITMAN, B.E., Ph.D., Cornell University;
CAROL DAHL, 1991-B.A., University of Wisconsin; Ph.D.,
Emeritus Professor of Geophysics
University of Minnesota; Professor of Economics and
RONALD V. WIEDENHOEFT, B.C.E., Cornell University;
Business
M.A., University of Wisconsin; Ph.D., Columbia University;
THOMAS L. DAVIS, 1980-B.E., University of Saskatche-
Emeritus Professor of Liberal Arts and International Studies
wan; M.Sc., University of Calgary; Ph.D., Colorado School
THOMAS R. WILDEMAN, 1967-B.S., College of St.
of Mines; Professor of Geophysics
Thomas; Ph.D., University of Wisconsin; Emeritus Professor
ANTHONY DEAN, 2000-B.S., Springhill College; A.M.,
of Chemistry and Geochemistry
Ph.D., Harvard University; William K. Coors Distinguished
Chair in Chemical Engineering and Professor of Chemical
Engineering
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MAARTEN V. DeHOOP, 1997-B.Sc., M.Sc., State Uni-
TISSA ILLANGASEKARE, 1998-B.Sc., University of
versity of Utrecht; Ph.D., Delft University of Technology;
Ceylon, Peradeniya; M. Eng., Asian Instititue of Technology;
Professor of Mathematical and Computer Sciences
Ph.D., Colorado State University; Professor and AMAX
JOHN A. DeSANTO, 1983-B.S., M.A., Villanova Uni-
Distinguished Chair in Environmental Science and
versity; M.S., Ph.D., University of Michigan; Professor of
Engineering, P.E.
Mathematical and Computer Sciences
PAUL W. JAGODZINSKI, 2001-B.S., Polytechnic Institute
DEAN W. DICKERHOOF, 1961-B.S., University of Akron;
of Brooklyn; Ph. D., Texas A&M; Professor of Chemistry
M.S., Ph.D., University of Illinois; Professor of Chemistry
and Geochemistry and Head of Department
and Geochemistry
ALEXANDER A. KAUFMAN, 1977-Ph.D., Institute of
RODERICK G. EGGERT, 1986-A.B., Dartmouth College;
Physics of the Earth, Moscow; D.T.Sc., Siberian Branch
M.S., Ph.D., The Pennsylvania State University; Professor of
Academy; Professor of Geophysics
Economics and Business and Division Director
MARVIN L. KAY, 1966-E.M., Colorado School of Mines;
JAMES F. ELY, 1991-B.S., Butler University; Ph.D., Indiana
Professor of Physical Education and Athletics; Head of
University; Professor of Chemical Engineering and Head of
Department and Director of Athletics
Department
ROBERT J. KEE, 1996-B.S., University of Idaho; M.S.
GRAEME FAIRWEATHER, 1994-B.Sc., Ph.D., University
Stanford University; Ph.D., University of California at
of St. Andrews Scotland; Professor of Mathematical and
Davis; George R. Brown Distinguished Professor of
Computer Sciences and Head of Department
Engineering; Professor of Engineering
JOHN R. FANCHI, 1998-B.S. University of Denver; M.S.,
ROBERT H. KING, 1981-B.S., University of Utah; M.S.,
University of Mississippi; Ph.D., University of Houston;
Ph.D., The Pennsylvania State University; Professor of
Professor of Petroleum Engineering
Engineering
THOMAS E. FURTAK, 1986-B.S., University of Nebraska;
FRANK V. KOWALSKI, 1980-B.S., University of Puget
Ph.D., Iowa State University; Professor of Physics
Sound; Ph.D., Stanford University; Professor of Physics
MAHADEVAN GANESH, 2003- Ph.D., Indian Institute
KENNETH L. LARNER, 1988-B.S., Colorado School of
of Technology; Professor of Mathematical and Computer
Mines; Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology;
Sciences
Charles Henry Green Professor of Exploration Geophysics;
Professor of Geophysics
D. VAUGHAN GRIFFITHS, 1994-B.Sc., Ph.D., D.Sc.,
University of Manchester; M.S., University of California
STEPHEN LIU, 1987-B.S., M.S., Universitdade Federal
Berkeley; Professor of Engineering, P.E.
de MG, Brazil; Ph.D., Colorado School of Mines; Professor
of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, CEng, U.K.
WENDY J. HARRISON, 1988-B.S., Ph.D., University of
Manchester; Professor of Geology and Geological Engineering
DONALD L. MACALADY, 1982-B.S., The Pennsylvania
State University; Ph.D., University of Wisconsin at Madison;
WILLY A. M. HEREMAN, 1989-B.S., M.S., Ph.D., State
Professor of Chemistry and Geochemistry
University of Ghent, Belgium; Professor of Mathematical
and Computer Sciences
PATRICK MacCARTHY, 1976-B.Sc., M.Sc., University
College, Galway, Ireland; M.S., Northwestern University;
MURRAY W. HITZMAN, 1996-A.B., Dartmouth College;
Ph.D., University of Cincinnati; Professor of Chemistry and
M.S., University of Washington; Ph.D., Stanford University;
Geochemistry
Charles Franklin Fogarty Distinguished Chair in Economic
Geology; Professor of Geology and Geological Engineering
PAUL A. MARTIN, 1999-B.S., University of Bristol; M.S.,
and Head of Department
Ph.D., University of Manchester; Professor of Mathematical
and Computer Sciences
BRUCE D. HONEYMAN, 1992-B.S., M.S., Ph.D, Stanford
University; Professor of Environmental Science and
GERARD P. MARTINS, 1969-B.Sc., University of London;
Engineering
Ph.D., State University of New York at Buffalo; Professor of
Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
NEIL F. HURLEY, 1996-B.S., University of Southern
California; M.S., University of Wisconsin at Madison; Ph.D.,
DAVID K. MATLOCK, 1972-B.S., University of Texas at
University of Michigan; Charles Boettcher Distinguished
Austin; M.S., Ph.D., Stanford University; Charles F. Fogarty
Chair in Petroleum Geology; Professor of Geology and
Professor of Metallurgical Engineering sponsored by the
Geological Engineering
ARMCO Foundation; Professor of Metallurgical and
Materials Engineering, P.E.
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JAMES A. McNEIL, 1986-B.S., Lafayette College; M.S.,
MAX PEETERS - 1998-M. Sc. Delft University; Western
Ph.D., University of Maryland; Professor of Physics and
Atlas Int’l Distinguished Chair in Borehole Geophysics/
Head of Department
Petrophysics; Professor of Geophysics
NIGEL T. MIDDLETON, 1990-B.Sc., Ph.D., University
EILEEN P. POETER, 1987-B.S., Lehigh University; M.S.,
of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg; Vice President for
Ph.D., Washington State University; Professor of Geology
Academic Affairs and Dean of Faculty; Professor of
and Geological Engineering, P.E.
Engineering, P.E., S. Africa
DENNIS W. READEY, 1989-B.S., University of Notre
RONALD L. MILLER, 1986-B.S., M.S., University of
Dame; Sc.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology;
Wyoming; Ph.D., Colorado School of Mines; Professor of
Herman F. Coors Distinguished Professor of Ceramic
Chemical Engineering
Engineering; Professor of Metallurgical and Materials
BRAJENDRA MISHRA, 1997-B. Tech. Indian Institute of
Engineering
Technology; M.S., Ph.D., University of Minnesota; Professor
IVAR E. REIMANIS, 1994-B.S., Cornell University; M.S.,
of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
University of California Berkeley; Ph.D., University of
CARL MITCHAM, 1999-B.A., M.A., University of
California Santa Barbara; Professor of Metallurgical and
Colorado; Ph.D., Fordham University; Professor of Liberal
Materials Engineering
Arts and International Studies
ALYN P. ROCKWOOD, 2001-B.Sc., M.Sc., Brigham Young
JOHN J. MOORE, 1989-B.Sc., University of Surrey,
University; Ph.D., Cambridge University; Professor of
England; Ph.D., University of Birmingham, England;
Mathematical and Computer Sciences
Trustees Professor of Metallurgical and Materials
SAMUEL B. ROMBERGER, 1974-B.S., Ph.D., The
Engineering, and Head of Department
Pennsylvania State University; Professor of Geology and
GRAHAM G. W. MUSTOE, 1987-B.S., M.Sc., University
Geological Engineering
of Aston; Ph.D., University College Swansea; Professor of
PHILLIP R. ROMIG, JR., 1969-B.S., University of Notre
Engineering
Dame; M.S., Ph.D., Colorado School of Mines; Associate
BARBARA M. OLDS, 1984-B.A., Stanford University;
Vice President for Research and Dean of Graduate Studies;
M.A., Ph.D., University of Denver; Professor of Liberal
Professor of Geophysics
Arts and International Studies
PHILIPPE ROSS, 1998-B.Sc., McGill University; M.Sc.,
GARY R. OLHOEFT, 1994-B.S.E.E., M.S.E.E, Massa-
McGill University; Ph.D., University of Waterloo; Professor
chusetts Institute of Technology; Ph.D., University of
of Environmental Science and Engineering and Division
Toronto; Professor of Geophysics
Director
DAVID L. OLSON, 1972-B.S., Washington State University;
TIBOR G. ROZGONYI, 1995-B.S., Eger Teachers College,
Ph.D., Cornell University; John H. Moore Distinguished
Hungary; M.S., Ph.D., Technical University of Miskolc,
Professor of Physical Metallurgy; Professor of Metallurgical
Hungary; Professor of Mining Engineering and Head of
and Materials Engineering, P.E.
Department
UGUR OZBAY, 1998-B.S., Middle East Technical
ARTHUR B. SACKS, 1993-B.A., Brooklyn College; M.A.,
University of Ankara; M.S., Ph.D., University of the
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison; Interim Associate
Witwatersrand; Professor of Mining Engineering
Vice President for Academic and Faculty Affairs; Professor
of Liberal Arts and International Studies and Division
LEVENT OZDEMIR, 1977-B.S., M.S., Ph.D., Colorado
Director
School of Mines; Director of Excavation Engineering
and Earth Mechanics Institute and Professor of Mining
JOHN A. SCALES, 1992-B.S., University of Delaware;
Engineering, P.E.
Ph.D., University of Colorado; Professor of Geophysics
ERDAL OZKAN, 1998-B.S., M.Sc. Istanbul Technical
PANKAJ K. SEN, 2000-B.S., Jadavpur University; M.E.,
University; Ph.D. University of Tulsa; Professor of
Ph.D., Technical University of Nova Scotia. Professor of
Petroleum Engineering
Engineering
EUL-SOO PANG, 1986-B.A., Marshall University; M.A.,
RAHMAT A. SHOURESHI, 1994-B.S., Sharif University
Ohio University; Ph.D., University of California at Berkeley;
of Technology; M.S., Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of
Professor of Liberal Arts and International Studies
Technology; Gerard August Dobelman Distinguished
Professor of Engineering; Professor of Engineering
TERENCE E. PARKER, 1994-B.S., M.S., Stanford
University; Ph.D., University of California Berkeley;
ROBERT SIEGRIST, 1997-B.S., M.S., Ph.D. University
Professor of Engineering
of Wisconsin; Professor of Environmental Science and
Engineering and Interim Department Head, P.E., WI
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E. DENDY SLOAN, JR., 1976-B.S.Ch.E., M.S., Ph.D.,
ASSOCIATE PROFESSORS
Clemson University; Weaver Distinguished Professor in
HUSSEIN AMERY, 1997-B.A., University of Calgary; M.A.,
Chemical Engineering and Professor of Chemical
Wilfrid Laurier University; Ph.D., McMaster University;
Engineering
Associate Professor of Liberal Arts and International Studies
ROEL K. SNIEDER, 2000-Drs., Utrecht University; M.A.,
JOHN R. BERGER, 1994-B.S., M. S., Ph.D., University of
Princeton University; Ph.D., Utrecht University; W.M. Keck
Maryland; Associate Professor of Engineering
Foundation Distinguished Chair in Exploration Science and
THOMAS M. BOYD, 1993-B.S., M.S., Virginia Polytechnic
Professor of Geophysics
Institute and State University; Ph.D., Columbia University;
JOHN G. SPEER, 1997-B.S., Lehigh University; Ph.D.,
Interim Associate Dean for Academic Programs; Associate
Oxford University; Professor of Metallurgical and Materials
Professor of Geophysics
Engineering
TRACY KAY CAMP, 1998-B.A. Kalamazoo College; M.S.
JEFF SQUIER, 1992-B.S., M.S., Colorado School of Mines;
Michigan State University; Ph.D. College of William and
Professor of Physics
Mary; Associate Professor of Mathematical and Computer
PATRICK TAYLOR, 1978-B.S., Ph.D., Colorado School of
Sciences
Mines; George S. Ansell Distinguished Chair in Metallurgy
LARRY CHORN, 2003-B.S., Kansas State University;
and Professor of Metallurgy and Materials Engineering
M.B.A., Southern Methodist University; M.S., Ph.D.,
JOHN U. TREFNY, 1977-B.S., Fordham College; Ph.D.,
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Associate
Rutgers University; President, Professor of Physics
Professor of Petroleum Engineering
ILYA D. TSVANKIN, 1992-B.S., M.S., Ph.D., Moscow
RICHARD L. CHRISTIANSEN, 1990-B.S.Ch.E.,
State University; Professor of Geophysics
University of Utah; Ph.D.Ch.E., University of Wisconsin;
Associate Professor of Petroleum Engineering
A. KEITH TURNER, 1972-B.Sc., Queen’s University,
Kingston, Ontario; M.A., Columbia University; Ph.D.,
L. GRAHAM CLOSS, 1978-A.B., Colgate University; M.S.,
Purdue University; Professor of Geology and Geological
University of Vermont; Ph.D., Queen’s University, Kingston,
Engineering, P.E.
Ontario; Associate Professor of Geology and Geological
Engineering, P.E.
CHESTER J. VAN TYNE, 1988-B.A., B.S., M.S., Ph.D.,
Lehigh University; FIERF Professor and Professor of
RONALD R. H. COHEN, 1985-B.A., Temple University;
Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, P.E., PA
Ph.D., University of Virginia; Associate Professor of
Environmental Science and Engineering
CRAIG W. VAN KIRK, 1978-B.S., M.S., University of
Southern California; Ph.D., Colorado School of Mines;
SCOTT W. COWLEY, 1979-B.S., M.S., Utah State Univer-
Professor of Petroleum Engineering and Head of Depart-
sity; Ph.D., Southern Illinois University; Associate Professor
ment, P.E.
of Chemistry and Geochemistry
KENT J. VOORHEES, 1978-B.S., M.S., Ph.D., Utah State
JOHN B. CURTIS, 1990-B.A., M.S., Miami University;
University; Professor of Chemistry and Geochemistry
Ph.D., The Ohio State University; Associate Professor of
Geology and Geological Engineering
JUNPING WANG, 1999-B.S., Hebei Teacher’s University,
Shijiazhuang, China; M.S., Institute of Systems Science,
GRAHAM A. DAVIS, 1993-B.S., Queen’s University at
Academia Sinica, Beijing; M.S., Ph.D., University of
Kingston; M.B.A., University of Cape Town; Ph.D., The
Chicago; Professor of Mathematical and Computer Sciences
Pennsylvania State University; Associate Professor of
Economics and Business
J. DOUGLAS WAY, 1994-B.S., M.S., Ph.D., University of
Colorado; Professor of Chemical Engineering
JEAN-PIERRE DELPLANQUE, 1998-Diploma, ENSEEIHT
France; M.Sc., National Polytechnic Institute of Toulouse
RICHARD F. WENDLANDT, 1987-B.A., Dartmouth
France; M.Sc., University of California Irvine; Ph.D.,
College; Ph.D., The Pennsylvania State University; Professor
University of California Irvine; Associate Professor of
of Geology and Geological Engineering
Engineering
ROBERT E. D. WOOLSEY, 1969-B.S., M.S., Ph.D., Univer-
JOHN R. DORGAN, 1992-B.S., University of Massa-
sity of Texas at Austin; Professor of Liberal Arts and Inter-
chusetts Amherst; Ph.D., University of California Berkeley;
national Studies
Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering
TERENCE K. YOUNG, 1979-1982, 2000-B.A., Stanford
MARK EBERHART, 1998 - B.S., M.S. University of
University; M.S., Ph.D., Colorado School of Mines;
Colorado; Ph.D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology;
Professor of Geophysics and Head of Department
Associate Professor of Chemistry and Geochemistry
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ALFRED W. EUSTES III, 1996-B.S., Louisiana Tech
JUAN LUCENA, 2002-B.S., M.S., Rensselaer Polytechnics
University; M.S., University of Colorado at Boulder; Ph.D.,
Institute; Ph.D., Virginia Tech; Principal Tutor, McBride
Colorado School of Mines; Associate Professor of Petroleum
Honors Program; Associate Professor of Liberal Arts and
Engineering, P.E.
International Studies
LINDA A. FIGUEROA, 1990-B.S., University of Southern
MARK T. LUSK, 1994-B.S., United States Naval Academy;
California; M.S., Ph.D., University of Colorado; Associate
M.S., Colorado State University; Ph.D., California Institute
Professor of Environmental Science and Engineering, P.E., CA
of Technology; Associate Professor of Engineering
ROBERT H. FROST, 1977-Met.E. Ph.D., Colorado School
KEVIN W. MANDERNACK, 1996-B.S., University of
of Mines; S.M.,M.E., Massachusetts Institute of Technology;
Wisconsin Madison; Ph.D., University of California San
Associate Professor of Metallurgical and Materials
Diego; Associate Professor of Chemistry and Geochemistry
Engineering
DAVID W.M. MARR, 1995-B.S., University of California,
MICHAEL GARDNER, 2000-B.A., University of Colorado
Berkeley; M.S., Ph.D., Stanford University; Associate
at Boulder; Ph.D., Colorado School of Mines; Associate
Professor of Chemical Engineering
Professor of Geology and Geological Engineering
JOHN E. McCRAY, 1998-B.S., West Virginia University;
RAMONA M. GRAVES, 1982-B.S., Kearney State College;
M.S., Clemson University; Ph.D., University of Arizona;
Ph.D., Colorado School of Mines; Associate Professor of
Associate Professor of Geology and Geological Engineering
Petroleum Engineering
J. THOMAS McKINNON, 1991-B.S., Cornell University;
UWE GREIFE, 1999-M.S., University of Munster; Ph.D.,
Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Associate
University of Bochum; Associate Professor of Physics
Professor of Chemical Engineering
JERRY D. HIGGINS, 1986-B.S., Southwest Missouri State
DINESH MEHTA, 2000-B.Tech., Indian Institute of
University; M.S., Ph.D., University of Missouri at Rolla;
Technology; M.S., University of Minnesota; Ph.D.,
Associate Professor of Geology and Geological Engineering
University of Florida; Associate Professor of Mathematical
WILLIAM A. HOFF, 1994-B.S., Illinois Institute of Tech-
and Computer Sciences
nology; M.S., Ph.D., University of Illinois-Champaign/
MICHAEL MOONEY, 2003-B.S., Washburn University;
Urbana; Associate Professor of Engineering
M.S., University of California, Irvine; Ph.D., Northwestern
GREGORY S. HOLDEN, 1978-B.S., University of
University; Associate Professor of Engineering
Redlands; M.S., Washington State University; Ph.D.,
DAVID R. MUÑOZ, 1986-B.S.M.E., University of New
University of Wyoming; Associate Professor of Geology
Mexico; M.S.M.E., Ph.D., Purdue University; Associate
and Geological Engineering
Professor of Engineering
JOHN D. HUMPHREY, 1991-B.S., University of Vermont;
MASAMI NAKAGAWA, 1996-B.E., M.S., University of
M.S., Ph.D., Brown University; Associate Professor of
Minnesota; Ph.D., Cornell University; Associate Professor of
Geology and Geological Engineering
Mining Engineering
JAMES JESUDASON, 2002-B.A., Wesleyan University;
WILLIAM C. NAVIDI, 1996-B.A., New College; M.A.,
M.A., Ph.D., Harvard University; Associate Professor of
Michigan State University; M.A., Ph.D., University of
Liberal Arts and International Studies
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
DANIEL M. KNAUSS, 1996-B.S., The Pennsylvania State
at 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
Geological Engineering
Geochemistry
LARS NYLAND, 2003-B.S., Pratt Institute; A.M., Ph.D.,
MARK E. KUCHTA, 1999- B.S. M.S., Colorado School
Duke University; Associate Professor of Mathematical and
of Mines; Ph.D., Lulea University of Technology, Sweden;
Computer Sciences
Associate Professor of Mining Engineering
TIMOTHY R. OHNO, 1992-B.S., University of Alberta;
YAOGUO LI, 1999-B.S., Wuhan College of Geology, China;
Ph.D., University of Maryland; Associate Professor of
Ph.D., University of British Columbia; Associate Professor
Physics
of Geophysics
LAURA J. PANG, 1985-B.A., University of Colorado;
NING LU, 1997-B.S. Wuhan University of Technology;
M.A., Ph.D., Vanderbilt University; Acting Director and
M.S., Ph.D. Johns Hopkins University; Associate Professor
Associate Professor of Liberal Arts and International Studies
of Engineering
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PAUL PAPAS, 2003-B.S., Georgia Institute of Technology;
ASSISTANT PROFESSORS
M.A., Ph.D., Princeton University; Associate Professor of
DIANNE AHMANN, 1999-B.A., Harvard College; Ph.D.,
Engineering
Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Assistant Professor
PAUL M. SANTI, 2001-B.S., Duke University; M.S., Texas
of Environmental Science and Engineering
A&M University; Ph.D., Colorado School of Mines;
JOEL BACH, 2001-B.S., SUNY Buffalo; Ph.D., University
Associate Professor of Geology and Geological Engineering
of California at Davis; Assistant Professor of Engineering
E. CRAIG SIMMONS, 1977-B.S., University of Kansas;
JANIS M. CAREY, 1998-B.A., Princeton University; M.S.,
M.S., Ph.D., State University of New York at Stony Brook;
University of California, Davis; Ph.D., University of California,
Associate Professor of Chemistry and Geochemistry
Berkeley; Assistant Professor of Economics and Business
MARCELO G. SIMOES, 2000-B.E., M.S., Ph.D.,
JUAN DE CASTRO, 2000-B.A., California State University;
University of Sao Paulo; Associate Professor of Engineering
M.A., Ph.D., University of Southern California; Assistant
CATHERINE A. SKOKAN, 1982-B.S., M.S., Ph.D., Colo-
Professor of Liberal Arts and International Studies
rado School of Mines; Associate Professor of Engineering
RICHARD CHRISTENSON, 2002-B.S., Ph.D., University
PETER W. SUTTER, 1998-M.S., Ph.D., Swiss Federal
of Notre Dame; Assistant Professor of Engineering
Institute of Technology; Associate Professor of Physics
MICHAEL COLAGROSSO, 1999-B.S., Colorado School of
LUIS TENORIO, 1997-B.A., University of California, Santa
Mines; M.S., Ph.D., University of Colorado; Assistant
Cruz; Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley; Associate
Professor of Mathematical and Computer Sciences
Professor of Mathematical and Computer Sciences
CHRISTIAN DEBRUNNER, 1996-B.S., M.S., and Ph.D.,
STEVEN W. THOMPSON, 1989-B.S., Ph.D., The
University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign; Assistant
Pennsylvania State University; Associate Professor of
Professor of Engineering
Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
JÖRG DREWES, 2001-Ingenieur cand., Dipl. Ing., Ph.D.,
BRUCE TRUDGILL, 1986-B.S., University of Wales; Ph.D.,
Technical University of Berlin; Assistant Professor of
Imperial College; Associate Professor of Geology and
Environmental Science and Engineering
Geological Engineering
CHARLES G. DURFEE, III, 1999-B.S., Yale University;
TYRONE VINCENT, 1998-B.S. University of Arizona;
Ph.D., University of Maryland; Assistant Professor of Physics
M.S., Ph.D. University of Michigan; Associate Professor of
TINA L. GIANQUITTO, 2003-B.A., Columbia University;
Engineering
M.A., Columbia University; M.Phil., Columbia University;
MICHAEL R. WALLS, 1992-B.S., Western Kentucky
Ph.D., Columbia University; Assistant Professor of Liberal
University; M.B.A., Ph.D., The University of Texas at
Arts and International Studies
Austin; Associate Professor of Economics and Business
CIGDEM Z. GURGUR, 2003-B.S., Middle East Technical
KIM R. WILLIAMS, 1997-B.Sc., McGill University; Ph.D.,
University; M.S., Rutgers University; M.S., University of
Michigan State University; Associate Professor of Chemistry
Warwick; Ph.D., Rutgers University; Assistant Professor of
and Geochemistry
Economics & Business
COLIN WOLDEN, 1997-B.S., University of Minnesota;
CHARLES JEFFREY HARLAN, 2000-B.S., Ph.D., Uni-
M.S., Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Associate
versity of Texas; Assistant Professor of Chemistry and
Professor of Chemical Engineering
Geochemistry
DAVID M. WOOD, 1989-B.A., Princeton University; M.S.,
JOHN R. HEILBRUNN, 2001-B.A., University of Cali-
Ph.D., Cornell University; Associate Professor of Physics
fornia, Berkeley; M.A., Boston University, University of
California, Los Angeles; Ph.D., University of California,
DAVID TAI-WEI WU, 1996-A.B., Harvard University;
Los Angeles; Assistant Professor of Liberal Arts and
Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley; Associate
International Studies
Professor of Chemistry and Geochemistry/Chemical
Engineering
IRINA KHINDANOVA, 2000-B.S., Irkutsk State University;
M.A., Williams College; Assistant Professor of Economics
TURHAN YILDIZ, 2001-B.S., Istanbul Teknik University;
and Business
M.S., Ph.D., Louisiana State University; Associate Professor
of Petroleum Engineering
SCOTT KIEFFER, 2002-B.A., University of California
at Santa Cruz; M.S., Ph.D., University of California at
RAY RUICHONG ZHANG, 1997-B.S., M.S., Tongji
Berkeley; Assistant Professor of Mining Engineering
University; Ph.D., Florida Atlantic University; Assistant
Professor of Engineering
JAE YOUNG LEE, 2001-B.S., Seoul National University;
M.S., Ph.D., University of Texas at Arlington; Assistant
Professor of Mathematical and Computer Sciences
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JUNKO MUNAKATA MARR, 1996-B.S., California
STEVEN DEC, 1995-B.S., University of Massachusetts;
Institute of Technology; M.S., Ph.D., Stanford University;
Ph.D., University of Colorado at Boulder; Lecturer of
Assistant Professor of Environmental Science and
Chemistry and Geochemistry
Engineering
G. GUSTAVE GREIVEL, 1994-B.S., M.S., Colorado School
CLARE M. McCABE, 2002-B.Sc., Ph.D., University of
of Mines; Lecturer of Mathematical and Computer Sciences
Sheffield; Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering
ROBERT KLIMEK, 1996-B.A., St. Mary’s of the Barrens
KELLY T. MILLER, 1996-B.S., Massachusetts Institute of
College; M.Div., DeAndreis Theological Institute; M.A.,
Technology; Ph.D., University of California Santa Barbara;
University of Denver; D.A., University of Northern
Assistant Professor of Metallurgical and Materials
Colorado; Lecturer of Liberal Arts and International Studies
Engineering
JIMMY DEE LEES, 2001- B.S., Hiram Scott College;
SUZANNE MOON, 2002-B.S., Auburn University; M.S.,
M.S.T., Ph.D., University of Wyoming; Lecturer of
Duke University; Ph.D., Cornell University; Assistant
Mathematical and Computer Sciences
Professor of Liberal Arts and International Studies
TONYA LEFTON, 1998-B.A., Florida State University;
DAVID W. MOORE, 2001-B.S., M.S., Ph.D., University of
M.A., Northern Arizona University; Lecturer of Liberal Arts
California, Berkeley; Assistant Professor of Economics and
and International Studies
Business
JON LEYDENS, 1997-B.A., M.A., Colorado State
BARBARA MOSKAL, 1999-B.S., Duquesne University;
University; Director of Writing Center, and Lecturer of
M.S., Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh; Assistant Professor of
Liberal Arts and International Studies
Mathematical and Computer Sciences
JAMES LOUGH, 2000-B.A., University of Colorado at
ALEXANDRA NEWMAN, 2000-B.S., University of
Boulder; M.A., San Francisco State University; Ph.D.,
Chicago; M.S., Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley;
University of Denver; Lecturer of Liberal Arts and
Assistant Professor of Economics and Business
International Studies
FRÉDÉRIC SARAZIN, 2003-Ph.D., GANIL-Caen, France;
SUZANNE NORTHCOTE, 1994-B.A., M.A., Hunter
Assistant Professor of Physics
College; Lecturer of Liberal Arts and International Studies
LUIS SOSA, 2000-B.A., M.S., Universidad de Carabobo;
NATHAN PALMER, 1994-B.S., Colorado School of Mines;
M.S., Ph.D., University of North Carolina; Assistant
M.S., Northwestern University; Lecturer of Mathematical
Professor of Economics and Business
and Computer Sciences
JOHN P. H. STEELE, 1988-B.S., New Mexico State
JOHN PERSICHETTI, 1997-B.S., University of Colorado;
University; M.S., Ph.D., University of New Mexico;
M.S., Colorado School of Mines; Lecturer of Chemical
Assistant Professor of Engineering, P.E.
Engineering
ELI SUTTER, 2000-M.S., Ph.D., Sofia University, Assistant
CYNDI RADER, 1991-B.S., M.S., Wright State University;
Professor of Physics
Ph.D., University of Colorado; Lecturer of Mathematical and
MONEESH UPMANYU, 2002-B.S., M.S., University
Computer Sciences
of Michigan; Ph.D., University of Michigan, Princeton
TODD RUSKELL, 1999-B.A., Lawrence University; M.S.,
University; Assistant Professor of Engineering
Ph.D., University of Arizona; Lecturer of Physics
SENIOR LECTURERS
SUZANNE SCOTT, 1997-B.A., Drury College, M.A.,
HUGH KING, 1993-B.S., Iowa State University; M.S., New
Washington University; Ph.D., University of Denver;
York University; M.D., University of Pennsylvania; Ph.D.,
Lecturer and Program Administrator
University of Colorado; Senior Lecturer of Mathematical
JOHN STERMOLE, 1988-B.S., University of Denver; M.S.,
and Computer Sciences
Colorado School of Mines; Lecturer of Economics and
LECTURERS
Business
SANAA ABDEL AZIM, 1989-B.S., Cairo University; M.S.,
TERI WOODINGTON, 1998-B.S., James Madison Uni-
Ph.D., McMaster University; Lecturer of Engineering
versity; M.S., Texas A&M; Lecturer of Mathematical and
Computer Sciences
CANDACE S. AMMERMAN, 1983-B.S., Colorado School
of Mines; Lecturer of Engineering
SANDRA WOODSON, 1999-B.A., North Carolina State
University; M.A., Colorado State University; M.F.A.,
ANITA B. CORN, 2003- B.S., Ohio State University; M.S.,
University of Montana; Lecturer of Liberal Arts and
Ph.D., University of Denver; Lecturer of Physics
International Studies
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INSTRUCTORS
GREG MURPHY, 2002-B.A., John Carroll; M.A., William
SUE BERGER, 1993-B.S., Kansas State Teacher’s College;
and Lee; Sports Information Director
M.S., Colorado School of Mines; M.S., University of
PRYOR ORSER, 2002- B.S., M.A., Montana State
Mississippi; Instructor of Physics
University; Instructor and Head Men’s Basketball Coach
D. DAVID FLAMMER, 2001-B.S., M.A., Colorado School
MATTHEW STEINBERG, 2002-B.S., M.A., North Dakota
of Mines; Instructor of Physics
State; Instructor and Assistant Football Coach
CHRISTOPHER M. KELSO, 2003- B.S., Colorado School
ROBERT A. STITT, 2000- B.A., Doane College; M.A.,
of Mines; M.S., University of Colorado; Instructor of Physics
University of Northern Colorado; Instructor and Head
DAVID K. MOSCH, 2000-B.S., New Mexico Institute of
Football Coach
Mining and Technology; Instructor of Mining and
LIBRARY FACULTY
Experimental Mine Manager
PATRICIA E. ANDERSEN, 2002-Associate Diploma of the
COACHES/ATHLETICS FACULTY
Library Association of Australia, Sydney, Australia;
STEVE CAREY, 2002- B.S. Tarleton State, M.A. Northeast
Assistant Librarian
(Oklahoma) State, Instructor and Assistant Football Coach
PAMELA M. BLOME, 2002-B.A., University of Nebraska;
GREGORY JENSEN, 2000-B.S., M.S., Colorado State
M.A.L.S., University of Arizona, Tucson; Assistant Librarian
University; Instructor and Assistant Trainer
LISA DUNN, 1991-B.S., University of Wisconsin-Superior;
RACHELE JOHNSON, 2003- B.S., M.S., Wayne State
M.A., Washington University; M.L.S., Indiana University;
College; Instructor and Head Volleyball Coach
Librarian
STEVE KIMPEL, 2002-B.S., USC; M.A., Fort Hays State;
LAURA A. GUY, 2000-B.A., University of Minnesota;
Ph.D., University of Idaho, Instructor and Head Wrestling
M.L.S., University of Wisconsin; Associate Librarian
Coach, Facilities Director
JOANNE V. LERUD-HECK, 1989-B.S.G.E., M.S.,
FRANK KOHLENSTEIN, 1998-B.S., Florida State
University of North Dakota; M.A., University of Denver;
University; M.S., Montana State University; Instructor
Librarian and Director of Library
and Head Soccer Coach
LISA S. NICKUM, 1994-B.A., University of New Mexico;
JASON KOLTZ, 2002-B.A., Northeast Missouri State;
M.S.L.S., University of North Carolina; Assistant Librarian
Instructor and Assistant Football and Track Coach
ROBERT K. SORGENFREI, 1991-B.A., University of
BRANDON LEIMBACH, 2002-B.A., M.A., St. Mary’s
California; M.L.S., University of Arizona; Librarian
College; Adjunct Instructor and Intramural Club Sports
CHRISTOPHER J. J. THIRY, 1995-B.A., M.I.L.S.,
Director
University of Michigan; Associate Librarian
DAN R. LEWIS, 1992-B.S., California State University;
HEATHER WHITEHEAD, 2001-B.S., University of
Associate Athletic Director
Alberta; M.L.I.S., University of Western Ontario; Assistant
JENNIFER MCINTOSH, 1996-B.S., Russell Sage College,
Librarian
M.S., Chapman University; Athletic Trainer
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Policies and Procedures
Affirmative Action
plainant hereunder; or (4) testifying, assisting, or participat-
Colorado School of Mines has instituted an affirmative
ing in any manner in an investigation, proceeding, hearing,
action plan, which is available for perusal in numerous CSM
or lawsuit involving unlawful discrimination; or
offices including the Library, the Dean of Students’ Office,
C. The Human Resources Director or an attorney from
and the Office of Human Resources.
the Office of Legal Services, if any of these individuals
Any person feeling that a violation of the following poli-
deem it to be in the best interest of CSM to do so.
cies has occurred should promptly refer the matter to the
IV. Informal Complaint Resolution Process
Office of Human Resources, located in Guggenheim Hall
At the written request of an individual who has come
(2nd floor), for investigation.
forward with a complaint alleging unlawful discrimination,
Colorado School of Mines Unlawful
hereinafter the “Complainant,” the Human Resources
Director shall assist in an attempt to resolve the complaint
Discrimination Policy and Complaint
in an informal manner. The informal unlawful discrimination
Procedure
complaint resolution process shall consist of an informal
I. Statement of Authority and Purpose
discussion between the Complainant and the individual or a
This policy is promulgated by the Board of Trustees pur-
representative of the entity accused of unlawful discrimina-
suant to the authority conferred upon it by §23-41-104(1),
tion, hereinafter the “Respondent.” The Human Resources
C.R.S. (1998) in order to set forth a policy concerning
Director shall act as a mediator during this process, which
unlawful discrimination at CSM. This policy shall supersede
shall be calculated to bring the complaint to the attention of
any previously promulgated CSM policy which is in conflict
the Respondent and elicit the voluntary cooperation of the
herewith.
Respondent in settling the matter. By attempting to resolve
II. Unlawful Discrimination Policy
the unlawful discrimination complaint in an informal manner
pursuant to the terms of this section, the Complainant shall
Attendance and employment at CSM are based solely on
not waive any rights to subsequently pursue the complaint
merit and fairness. Discrimination on the basis of age, gen-
through the formal complaint procedure set forth below.
der, race, ethnicity, religion, national origin, disability, and
military veteran status is prohibited. No discrimination in
V. Formal Complaint Procedure
admission, application of academic standards, financial aid,
A. Purpose
scholastic awards, promotion, salary, benefits, transfers,
The purpose of the formal unlawful discrimination com-
reductions in force, terminations, re-employment, profes-
plaint procedure is to provide a formal mechanism for the
sional development, or conditions of employment shall be
prompt and fair internal resolution of complaints alleging
permitted. The remainder of this policy shall contain a com-
unlawful discrimination. The procedure outlined below shall
plaint procedure outlining a method for reporting alleged
be the exclusive forum for the internal resolution of such
violations of this policy and a review mechanism for the
complaints at CSM.
impartial determination of the merits of complaints alleging
B. Where to file a Complaint
unlawful discrimination.
All complaints by non-students alleging unlawful dis-
III. Persons Who May File an Unlawful
crimination 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 unlawful
any individual described in one of the categories below:
discrimination or retaliation may be submitted to the Human
Resources Office, the Student Development Center, the Dean
A. Any member of the CSM community, including
of Students, any faculty member, or any Resident Assistant.
classified staff, exempt employees, and students as well as
Any recipient of such a student complaint shall promptly
any applicant for employment or admission, who believes
forward the complaint to the Director of Human Resources
that he or she has been discriminated against by CSM, a
for handling in accordance with the provisions set forth
branch of CSM, or another member of the CSM community
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 retali-
B. Any person who believes that he or she has been
ation must be filed within ninety days from the date upon
threatened with or subjected to duress or retaliation by CSM,
which the incident, occurrence, or other action alleged to
a branch of CSM, or a member of the CSM community as a
constitute unlawful discrimination or retaliation occurred.
result of (1) opposing any unlawful discriminatory practice;
However, if the alleged discrimination or retaliation is of a
(2) filing a complaint hereunder; (3) representing a Com-
continuing nature, a complaint may be filed at any time.
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D. Contents of Complaint
more of the allegations contained in the complaint, the process
A complaint alleging unlawful discrimination or retalia-
shall proceed with the selection of a hearing panel as set forth
tion must be signed by the Complainant and set forth specif-
in subsection D below. If no timely response is received, or if
ic factual matters believed to constitute unlawful discrimina-
the response admits the allegations in their entirety, the matter
tion or retaliation. The complaint shall name as Respondent
shall be submitted to the President, who shall then issue a
the individual or entity whom the Complainant believes to
decision in accordance with subsection IX.D below.
have committed, participated in, or encouraged the discrimi-
D. Selection of Hearing Panel
nation or retaliation. The complaint shall also include a brief
An initial hearing panel of six individuals shall be
statement describing the relief requested by the Complainant.
selected in a random manner from a list of full-time CSM
E. Fulfillment of Complaint Prerequisites
employees. The Complainant and the Respondent shall each
As soon as practicable after receipt of a complaint, the
disqualify one of the initial panel members. The disqualifica-
Human Resources Director shall submit the complaint to an
tions to be exercised by the parties shall commence with the
attorney from the Office of Legal Services, who shall examine
Complainant. Of the remaining initial panel members, the
it and determine if the prerequisites outlined above have been
one chosen last shall serve as an alternate hearing panel
fulfilled. If the prerequisites have not been fulfilled, the attor-
member. The other three initial panel members shall consti-
ney shall inform the Complainant of the specifics of such
tute the hearing panel for the appeal. Prospective panel
determination in writing. Unless the time limitations set forth
members may be excused on account of conflict of interest,
above have lapsed prior to the initial filing of the complaint,
health, or unavoidable absence from campus. An excused
the Complainant shall have the opportunity to correct any defi-
initial panel member shall be replaced by another initial
ciencies and re-file the complaint. If the prerequisites have
panel member chosen in a random drawing prior to the exer-
been fulfilled, the complaint will be handled as set forth below.
cise of disqualifications by either party.
F. Choice of Remedies
E. Selection of Chief Panel Member
No Complainant shall be permitted to simultaneously file
After a hearing panel has been chosen, the panel mem-
an unlawful discrimination claim under the CSM Unlawful
bers shall elect a chief panel member from their number
Discrimination Policy and Complaint Procedure and a sexual
who shall preside throughout the remainder of the case.
harassment claim under the CSM Sexual Harassment Policy
1. Authority of Chief Panel Member
and Complaint Procedure against the same individual arising
out of an identical set of facts. In such a situation, a Com-
The chief panel member shall have the authority to (a)
plainant shall be entitled to file his or her claim under either,
issue orders to compel discovery; (b) make rulings on evi-
but not both, of the above-mentioned policies.
dentiary objections; and (c) issue any other orders necessary
to control the conduct of the hearing and prohibit abusive
VI. Pre-Hearing Procedures
treatment of witnesses, including removal of disruptive indi-
A. Notification to Proceed
viduals from the hearing room.
As soon as practicable after a determination has been
2. Role of Alternate Hearing Panel Member
made that the complaint is sufficient pursuant to subsection
V.E above, the reviewing attorney shall inform the Director
The alternate hearing panel member shall observe, but
of Human Resources of that fact and the Director of Human
not actively participate in, all of the proceedings in the case
Resources shall proceed with the notifications specified in
and be prepared to substitute for a panel member who
subsection B below.
becomes unavailable during any stage of the case due to
death, illness, or emergency.
B. Acknowledgment of Complaint and Notification of
Respondent
F. Setting of Hearing Date
As soon as practicable, the Director of Human Resources
After a chief panel member has been chosen, a hearing
shall send a letter to the Complainant acknowledging receipt
date shall be set with reasonable consideration given to the
of the complaint. At the same time, the Director shall pro-
schedules of the participants. The chief panel member shall
vide the Respondent with a copy of the complaint and notify
set a date for the hearing, which shall occur no more than
the Respondent in writing of the requirements set forth in
ninety days after the date upon which the formal complaint
subsection C below.
was filed with the Director of Human Resources. Once set, the
hearing date may be rescheduled only with the concurrence
C. Response to Complaint
of the Complainant, the Respondent, and the hearing panel.
Within ten days from the date of receipt of a copy of the
complaint, the Respondent shall file with the Director of
G. Participation of Attorneys
Human Resources a response in which the allegations con-
Either party may engage the services of an attorney to
tained in the complaint are admitted or denied. The Director
assist in document preparation or case preparation. However,
shall provide the Complainant with a copy of the response as
an attorney may not enter an appearance or formally partici-
soon as practicable. If the response contains a denial of one or
pate in the case on behalf of either party.
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H. Legal Advice for Hearing Panel
hearing statement. All exhibits listed in the pre-hearing state-
If the hearing panel desires legal advice at any time
ments shall be deemed genuine and admissible unless suc-
during the case, the chief panel member shall request such
cessfully challenged prior to the hearing.
advice from the Office of Legal Services. An attorney from
D. List of Hearing Issues
the Office of Legal Services shall provide the requested
After examining the pre-hearing statements of both par-
advice unless all such attorneys are actively involved in the
ties, the hearing panel shall prepare a list of issues to be
case on behalf of one of the parties. In such event, the chief
resolved through the hearing and distribute such list to the
panel member shall request the desired legal advice from the
parties no later than two days prior to the hearing date. The
Assistant Attorney General assigned to CSM, whose name
panel may list issues contained in the pre-hearing statement
and telephone number shall be provided to the chief panel
of either party or relevant issues not contained in the pre-
member by the legal office.
hearing statement of either party. However, since the juris-
I. Pre-Hearing Discovery
diction of the hearing panel is limited to hearing claims of
Informal discovery, or the exchange between the parties
unlawful discrimination, only issues directly related to the
of information relevant to the case, is encouraged. If the
Complainant’s claim of unlawful discrimination may be
parties cannot resolve such issues informally, either party
placed on the list of issues. The list of issues generated pur-
may request the chief panel member up to ten days prior to
suant to this subparagraph shall be binding upon the subse-
the hearing date to enter an order compelling discovery upon
quent hearing and shall form the standard against which all
a showing of the relevance of the requested information and
relevancy arguments shall be weighed.
the necessity of such information to case preparation. The
E. Amendments to Pre-Hearing Statements
other party may oppose such request by showing that the
Up to two days prior to the hearing date, either party may
requested information is irrelevant, unnecessary to the
request the chief panel member to permit amendments to his
requesting party’s case preparation, or privileged according
or her pre-hearing statement upon a showing of good cause
to law.
and lack of prejudice to the opposing party. Any party filing
VII. Pre-Hearing Statements
an amended pre-hearing statement shall provide a copy
A. Contents of Pre-Hearing Statements
thereof to the opposing party no later than the filing deadline
Each party shall file a pre-hearing statement containing
imposed by the order granting leave to amend.
the following components:
VIII. Hearing Procedures
1. Summary of the Argument: A concise statement sum-
A. Burden and Standard of Proof
marizing the case from the position of the submitting party;
The Complainant shall bear the burden of proof through-
2. List of Issues: A list of the issues which the submitting
out the case. The standard of proof which the Complainant
party wishes the hearing panel to resolve;
must meet to sustain the burden of proof shall be the prepon-
derance of the evidence standard. The preponderance of the
3. List of Witnesses: A list of witnesses to be presented
evidence standard shall be deemed met if the panel believes
at the hearing along with a summary of the anticipated testi-
that it is more likely than not that the facts at issue occurred.
mony of each witness; and
The facts at issue shall include all facts which are required to
4. Photocopies of Exhibits: Photocopies of each exhibit
be proven by the party bearing the burden of proof in order
to be presented at the hearing.
for such party to prevail.
B. Deadlines for Pre-Hearing Statements
B. Order of Presentation
The Complainant shall file a pre-hearing statement
Since the Complainant bears the burden of proof, that
with the hearing panel and provide a copy to the opposing
party shall present his or her case first. After the Com-
party no later than ten days prior to the hearing date. The
plainant has finished, the Respondent shall present his or
Respondent shall file a pre-hearing statement with the hear-
her case.
ing panel and provide a copy to the opposing party no later
C. Outline of Hearing
than five days prior to the hearing date. If the hearing date is
The hearing shall proceed according to the following
rescheduled, these time limits shall apply to the rescheduled
general outline:
hearing date.
1. Complainant’s Opening Statement
C. Limitations Imposed by Pre-Hearing Statements
Neither party shall make an argument during the hearing
2. Respondent’s Opening Statement (unless reserved)
which is inconsistent with the arguments set forth in the
3. Complainant’s Case
summary of the argument section of his or her pre-hearing
4. Respondent’s Opening Statement (if reserved)
statement. Neither party shall introduce any witnesses or
exhibits at the hearing which are not listed in his or her pre-
5. Respondent’s Case
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6. Complaint’s Rebuttal Case (unless waived)
C. Issuance of Recommendation
7. Respondent’s Rebuttal Case (only if Complainant
The recommendation of the hearing panel shall be
presents a rebuttal case and unless waived)
issued to the parties and delivered to the President along
with the case file within fifteen days after the conclusion
8. Complainant’s Closing Argument
of the 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
D. Inapplicability of Strict Evidentiary Rules
recommendation of the hearing panel, and issue a final
Strict legal evidentiary rules shall not apply during the
written decision in the matter. The President shall possess
hearing. The chief panel member shall rule on the admissi-
the authority to affirm, reverse, or modify the recommenda-
bility of disputed evidence with primary consideration given
tion of the hearing panel or to remand the matter to the
to the relevance, reliability, and probative value of proffered
panel for further proceedings or consideration. In the deci-
evidence.
sion, the President may provide appropriate relief to the
Complainant and may impose appropriate disciplinary action
E. Witness Examination Procedure
upon the Respondent. The decision of the President shall be
Each witness shall be directly examined by the party on
delivered to the parties and the hearing panel within fifteen
whose behalf the witness has appeared to testify. Upon the
days from the date of the President’s receipt of the recom-
conclusion of the direct examination of each witness, the
mendation and case file from the hearing panel, unless the
opposing party shall be permitted the right of cross-
President is unavailable for a significant amount of time dur-
examination. The chief panel member may permit re-direct
ing this period.
and re-cross examination. However, an identical examination
procedure shall be utilized for all witnesses testifying in
E. Presidential Unavailability
a given hearing. Hearing panel members may interject
The term “unavailable,” as utilized in this subsection and
questions at any time during the direct, cross, re-direct,
subsection X.D above, shall be defined to mean out of town,
or re-cross examinations.
medically incapacitated, or engaged in important CSM busi-
ness to the extent that sufficient time cannot be devoted to
IX. Post-Hearing Procedure
decision making hereunder. If the President is unavailable
A. Recommendation of the Hearing Panel
for a significant period of time during the decision making
Within a reasonable time after the conclusion of the hear-
period, a letter shall be sent to the parties advising them of
ing, the hearing panel shall confer among themselves and
that fact as well as the anticipated date of presidential avail-
vote upon a recommended course of action. The panel mem-
ability. In such event, the decision shall be due fifteen days
bers holding a majority point of view shall designate one of
from the date upon which the President becomes available.
their number to write a recommendation reflecting their
The President shall be the sole judge of presidential unavail-
opinion. The panel members holding a minority point of
ability hereunder.
view, if any, may issue a dissenting recommendation in a
similar fashion.
F. Appeal of Presidential Decision
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
1. Statement Regarding Burden of Proof: A statement
legal remedies.
regarding whether or not the hearing panel believes that
Promulgated by the CSM Board of Trustees on March 13,
the burden of proof borne by the Complainant has been
1992. Amended by the CSM Board of Trustees on June 10,
sustained;
1999. Amended by the CSM Board of Trustees on June 22,
2. Findings of Fact: A list of the relevant facts found by
2000.
the hearing panel upon which the recommendation is based;
Colorado School Of Mines Sexual
3. Legal Conclusions: A list of the legal conclusions of
Harassment Policy and Complaint
the hearing panel upon which the determination of the issue
of unlawful discrimination is based; and
Procedure
I. Statement of Authority and Purpose
4. Recommended Action: A statement regarding the relief
This policy is promulgated by the Board of Trustees pur-
for the Complainant, if any, that is being recommended by
suant to the authority conferred upon it by §23-41-104(1),
the hearing panel.
C.R.S. (1988 Repl. Vol.) in order to set forth a policy con-
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cerning sexual harassment at CSM. This policy shall super-
A. Any person who believes that he or she has been sexu-
sede any previously promulgated CSM policy which is in
ally harassed by a member of the CSM community, includ-
conflict herewith.
ing classified staff, exempt employees, and students;
II. Sexual Harassment Policy
B. Any person who believes that he or she has been
A. Definition of Sexual Harassment
threatened with or subjected to duress or retaliation by a
Sexual harassment shall, without regard to the gender
member of the CSM community as a result of (1) opposing
of the alleged perpetrator or victim, consist of unwelcome
any perceived sexual harassment; (2) filing a complaint here-
sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal
under; (3) representing a Complainant hereunder; or (4) tes-
or physical conduct of a sexual nature when (1) submission
tifying, assisting, or participating in any manner in an inves-
to such conduct is made either explicitly or implicitly a term
tigation, proceeding, hearing, or lawsuit involving sexual
or condition of an individual’s employment or scholastic
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 academic
the Office of Legal Services, if any of these individuals
decisions affecting the individual; or (3) such conduct has the
deem it to be in the best interest of CSM to do so.
purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with an individ-
IV. Informal Complaint Resolution Process
ual’s work or school performance, or creating an intimidat-
ing, hostile, or offensive working or studying environment.
At the request of an individual who has come forward
with a sexual harassment complaint, hereinafter the “Com-
B. Policy Statement
plainant,” the Director of Human Resources shall assist in
CSM wishes to foster an environment for its students and
an attempt to resolve the complaint in an informal manner.
employees which is free from all forms of sexual harassment,
Although verbal requests to proceed with the informal com-
sexual intimidation, and sexual exploitation. Accordingly,
plaint resolution process will be honored, complainants are
CSM will not tolerate sexual harassment and will take all
strongly encouraged to put such requests in writing. The
necessary measures to deter such misconduct and discipline
informal sexual harassment complaint resolution process
violators of this policy with appropriate sanctions. Further-
shall consist of an informal discussion between the Com-
more, retaliation in any form against an individual for
plainant and the individual accused of sexual harassment,
reporting sexual harassment or cooperating in a sexual
hereinafter the “Respondent.” The Director of Human
harassment investigation is strictly prohibited. Such retalia-
Resources shall act as a mediator during this process, which
tion shall be dealt with as a separate instance of sexual
shall be calculated to bring the complaint to the attention of
harassment. The remainder of this policy shall contain
the Respondent and elicit the voluntary cooperation of the
a complaint procedure outlining a method for reporting
Respondent in settling the matter. By attempting to resolve
alleged violations of this policy and a review mechanism
the sexual harassment complaint in an informal manner pur-
for the impartial determination of the merits of complaints
suant to the terms of this section, the Complainant shall not
alleging sexual harassment.
waive any rights to subsequently pursue the complaint
C. Sanctions for Sexual Harassment
through the formal sexual harassment complaint procedure
Appropriate sanctions may be imposed upon an employ-
set forth below.
ee or student who has sexually harassed another. The term
V. Formal Complaint Procedure
Perpetrator shall be utilized herein to refer to such a person.
A. Purpose
The sanctions may include one or more of the following:
The purpose of the formal sexual harassment complaint
verbal reprimand and warning, written reprimand and warn-
procedure is to provide a formal mechanism for the prompt
ing, student probation, suspension from registration, mone-
and fair internal resolution of complaints alleging sexual
tary fine, suspension without pay, expulsion, or termination.
harassment. The procedure outlined below shall be the
In determining appropriate sanctions for the offense, the
exclusive forum for the internal resolution of sexual harass-
decision maker shall consider the severity of the offense,
ment complaints at CSM.
aggravating and mitigating factors, and the Perpetrator’s pre-
vious history of sexual harassment offenses. If the decision
B. Where to file a Complaint
maker concludes that a lack of comprehension of the con-
All complaints by non-students alleging sexual harass-
cept of sexual harassment is a factor in the offense, the
ment or retaliation shall be lodged with the Human Resources
Perpetrator can also be required to attend a sexual harass-
Office located on the second floor of Guggenheim Hall.
ment seminar or workshop.
Complaints by students alleging sexual harassment or retali-
ation may be submitted to the Human Resources Office, the
III. Persons Who May File a Complaint
Student Development Center, the Dean of Students, any fac-
A sexual harassment complaint may be filed by an indi-
ulty member, or any Resident Assistant. Any recipient of a
vidual described in one of the categories below:
student sexual harassment or retaliation complaint shall
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promptly forward such complaint to the Director of Human
H. Acknowledgment of Complaint and Notification of
Resources for handling in accordance with the provisions set
Respondent
forth below.
As soon as practicable after being informed of the com-
C. Time Limits
plaint pursuant to subsection V.G above, the vice president
A complaint may be lodged at any time, but CSM
shall send a letter to the Complainant acknowledging receipt
strongly encourages individuals who feel they have been
of the complaint. At the same time, the vice president shall
victims of sexual harassment to come forward as soon as
notify the Respondent of the complaint in writing, and if the
possible after the occurrence of the incident, event, or other
complaint has been reduced to writing, the vice president
action alleged to constitute sexual harassment or retaliation.
shall provide the Respondent with a copy thereof. If the
President is the Respondent, the President of the Board of
D. Contents of Complaint
Trustees shall perform the above duties. If the Respondent is
Although a verbal sexual harassment complaint will be
a vice president, the President shall perform these duties.
investigated, complainants are strongly encouraged to submit
sexual harassment complaints in writing. Written complaints
I. Investigation Authorization Form
must be signed and must set forth specific factual matters
Unless the complaint is initiated by an attorney from the
believed to constitute sexual harassment or retaliation. The
Office of Legal Services or the Director of Human Resources
Complaint shall name as Respondent each individual whom
pursuant to subsection III.C above, the Complainant shall
the Complainant believes to have committed, participated
be required to execute a Sexual Harassment Complaint
in, or encouraged the sexual harassment or retaliation. The
Investigation Authorization Form prior to any investigation
complaint shall also include a brief statement describing the
of the complaint.
relief requested by the Complainant.
J. Investigation of Complaint
E. Fulfillment of Complaint Prerequisites
An attorney from the Office of Legal Services and the
As soon as practicable after receipt of the complaint, the
Director of Human Resources shall jointly investigate the
Director of Human Resources shall submit the complaint to
complaint by examining relevant documents, if any, and
an attorney from the Office of Legal Services, who shall
interviewing witnesses and other individuals designated
determine if the prerequisites outlined above have been ful-
by either party. The investigators will strive to conduct the
filled. If the prerequisites have not been fulfilled, the review-
investigation in a discrete and expeditious manner with due
ing attorney shall inform the Complainant of the specifics of
regard to thoroughness and fairness to both parties.
such determination in writing. The Complainant shall have
K. Confidentiality of Investigative Materials
the opportunity to correct any deficiencies and re-file the
All materials and documents prepared or compiled by
complaint. If the prerequisites have been fulfilled, the com-
the investigators during the course of investigating a sexual
plaint will be handled as set forth below.
harassment complaint hereunder shall be kept confidential to
F. Choice of Remedies
the fullest extent of the law in order to protect interviewees
No Complainant shall be permitted to simultaneously file
and promote candor.
an unlawful discrimination claim under the CSM Unlawful
L. Alternate Investigators
Discrimination Policy and Complaint Procedure and a sexual
If either an attorney from the Office of Legal Services or
harassment claim under the CSM Sexual Harassment Policy
the Director of Human Resources is the Complainant or the
and Complaint Procedure against the same individual arising
Respondent hereunder, or is otherwise unavailable, the
out of an identical set of facts. In such a situation, a Com-
President shall appoint an alternate investigator.
plainant shall be entitled to file his or her claim under either,
M. Report of Findings and Confidential Recommendation
but not both, of the above-mentioned policies.
As soon as practicable after the conclusion of the investi-
G. Notification of CSM Management Personnel
gation, the investigating attorney shall prepare and submit
As soon as practicable after a determination has been
a report of findings and a confidential recommendation to
made that the complaint is sufficient pursuant to subsection
CSM Management Personnel and the Director of Human
V.E above, the Office of Legal Services shall notify CSM
Resources. The report of findings shall be provided to the
Management Personnel of the complaint and provide them
Complainant and Respondent within a reasonable time
with a copy thereof. For the purpose this policy, the term
following the issuance of a decision pursuant to subsection
CSM Management Personnel shall refer to the President,
V.N below. The confidential recommendation shall not be
the vice president in whose area the Respondent is employed
released to the Complainant or the Respondent without writ-
or enrolled, and, if applicable, the Respondent’s immediate
ten authorization from the President. The Director of Human
supervisor. However, if the President is the Respondent, the
Resources shall submit a separate recommendation to CSM
term CSM Management Personnel shall refer to the Board of
Management Personnel which contains a statement of agree-
Trustees, and if the Respondent is a vice president, the term
ment or disagreement with the findings and recommendation
“CSM Management Personnel” shall refer to the President.
of the investigating attorney.
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N. Resolution of the Complaint
context, and Instructors, Persons in Positions of Trust, and
Following consultations with the President, the investi-
Supervisors should be aware that any violation of this policy
gating attorney, and the Director of Human Resources, the
shall result in formal disciplinary action against them.
vice president shall issue a final written decision regarding
III. Definitions
the complaint. The decision shall be addressed to the Com-
For the purposes of this policy, the following definitions
plainant and shall contain a statement of whether or not
shall apply:
sexual harassment was found to have occurred, the remedies
to be provided to the Complainant, if any, and the sanctions
A. Person in a Position of Trust: Any person occupying
to be imposed upon the Respondent, if any. At approxi-
a position of trust with respect to one or more students at
mately the same time, the decision shall be communicated
CSM such that engaging in an amorous, romantic, or sexual
to the Respondent in writing. If sanctions are to be imposed
relationship with any student would compromise the ability
upon the Respondent, the vice president shall also notify the
of the employee to perform his or her duties. Examples of
Respondent of that aspect of the decision in writing. If the
Persons in Positions of Trust at CSM are those employed in
President is the Respondent, the President of the Board of
the Office of the Registrar, those employed in the Student
Trustees shall perform the above duties. If the Respondent
Life Office, those employed in the Student Development
is a vice president, the President shall perform these duties.
Office, those employed in Public Safety, resident assistants,
and paper graders. The above examples are provided for
O. Appeal of Final Decision
illustrative purposes only and are not intended to be exhaus-
There shall be no internal appeal from the final decision
tive listings or to limit the illustrated category in any manner.
rendered pursuant to subsection V.N above. A party aggrieved
by the decision may file a complaint with the appropriate
B. Instructor: Any person who teaches at CSM, includ-
administrative agency or pursue other available legal remedies.
ing academic faculty members, instructional staff, and grad-
uate students with teaching or tutorial responsibilities.
Promulgated by the CSM Board of Trustees on March 13,
1992. Amended by the CSM Board of Trustees on March 26,
C. Student: Any person who is pursuing a course of
1998. Amended by the CSM Board of Trustees on June 10,
study at CSM.
1999. Amended by the CSM Board of Trustees on June 22,
D. Subordinate Employee: Any person employed by
2000.
CSM who is supervised by another employee.
Colorado School of Mines Personal
E. Supervisor: Any person employed by CSM who
Relationships Policy
occupies a position of authority over another employee
with regard to hiring, administering discipline, conducting
I. Statement of Authority and Purpose
evaluations, granting salary adjustments, or overseeing task
This policy is promulgated by the Board of Trustees pur-
performance.
suant to the authority conferred upon it by §23-41-104(1),
C.R.S. (1988 Repl. Vol.) in order to set forth a policy con-
IV. Policy
cerning certain personal relationships at CSM as addressed
A. Personal Relations Between Instructors and Students
herein. This policy shall supersede any previously promul-
in the Instructional Context
gated CSM policy which is in conflict herewith.
No Instructor shall engage in an amorous, romantic, or
II. Preface
sexual relationship, consensual or otherwise, with a Student
Certain amorous, romantic, or sexual relationships in
who is enrolled in a course being taught by the Instructor, or
which the parties appear to have consented, but where a
whose academic work is being supervised by the Instructor.
definite power differential exists between them, are of seri-
B. Personal Relationships Between Instructors and
ous concern to CSM. Personal relationships which might be
Students Outside the Instructional Context
appropriate in other circumstances always pose inherent dan-
In a personal relationship between an Instructor and a
gers when they occur between an Instructor and a Student,
Student for whom the Instructor has no current professional
between a Person in a Position of Trust and a Student, and
responsibility, the Instructor should be sensitive to the con-
between a Supervisor and a Subordinate Employee. Although
stant possibility that he or she may unexpectedly be placed
both parties to the relationship may have consented at the
in a position of responsibility for the instruction or evalua-
outset, such relationships are fundamentally asymmetric in
tion of the Student. This could entail a request to write a
nature. It is incumbent upon those with authority not to
letter of recommendation for the Student or to serve on an
abuse, nor appear to abuse, the power with which they are
admissions or selection committee involving the Student. In
entrusted. Accordingly, codes of ethics promulgated by most
addition, an awareness should be maintained that others may
professional regulatory associations forbid professional-
speculate that a specific power relationship exists even when
client amorous, romantic, or sexual relationships. The rela-
none is present, giving rise to assumptions of inequitable
tionships prohibited by this policy shall be viewed in this
academic or professional advantage of the Student. Even if
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potential conflict of interest issues can be resolved, charges
D. Personal Relationships Between Persons in Positions
of sexual harassment may arise. In such situations, it is the
of Trust and Students
Instructor who, by virtue of his or her special responsibility,
No Person in a Position of Trust shall engage in an
shall be held accountable for unprofessional behavior.
amorous, romantic, or sexual relationship, consensual or
C. Personal Relationships Between Supervisors and
otherwise, with a Student.
Subordinate Employees
(Promulgated by the CSM Board of Trustees on February
No Supervisor shall engage in an amorous, romantic,
14, 1992)
or sexual relationship, consensual or otherwise, with a
Subordinate Employee who reports, either directly or indi-
rectly, to the Supervisor or is under the Supervisor’s direct
or indirect authority.
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Index
A
E
Academic Advising 8
Economics and Business 43, 90
Academic Calendar 4, 31
Encumbrances 17
Academic Probation 29
Engineering 47, 93
Academic Regulations 26
Engineering Practices Introductory Course Sequence 82
Accreditation 7
Engineers’ Days 11
Administration 7
English as a Second Language 8
Admission Procedures 25
Environmental Science and Engineering 53, 99
Admission Requirements 24
EPICS 32, 34
Advanced Placement 26
F
Affirmative Action 163
AFROTC 129
Fees 15
Air Force ROTC 73
Field House 78
Alumni Association 146
Financial Aid 19
Apartment Housing 23
Financial Aid Policies 21
Area of Special Interest 35
Financial Responsibility 17
Army ROTC 72
Foreign Language Policy 114
AROTC 128
Foreign Languages 114
Fraternities 11, 23
B
G
Bachelor of Science Degree 32
Bioengineering and Life Sciences 37, 84
Geology and Geological Engineering 54, 101
Brooks Field 78
Geophysics 57, 105
Grade-Point Averages 29
C
Grades 27
Career Center 9
Graduation Requirements 32
Centers and Institutes 141
Green Center 147
Change of Catalog 32
Guy T. McBride, Jr. Honors Program 35, 67, 122
Chemical Engineering 38, 86
Gymnasium 77
Chemistry and Geochemistry 40, 88
H
Codes of Conduct 9
Communication 115
History of CSM 6
Computing and Networking 146
Homecoming 11
Copy Center 146
Honor Roll 29
Core Curriculum 33
Honor Societies 12
Counseling 8
Honors Program in Public Affairs for Engineers 35
Course Withdrawals 27
Housing 16
Curriculum Changes 32
Humanities 108
D
I
Dean’s List 29
Identification Cards 9
Declaration of Option 26
Incomplete Grade 28
Deficiencies 26
Independent Study 27
Dining Facilities 23
Intercollegiate Athletics 78, 136
Directory of the School 150
INTERLINK 8
Distributed Core 82
INTERLINK Language Center (ESL) 147
International Day 11
International Programs 147
International Student Affairs 8
International Student Organizations 12
Intramural Sports 78
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L
R
LAIS Writing Center 32, 34, 147
Recreational Organizations 12
Late Payment Penalties 17
Refunds 17, 22
Liberal Arts and International Studies 60, 108
Research Development and Services 148
Living Groups 11
Residence Halls 23
Residency Qualifications 18
M
S
Materials Science 116
Mathematical and Computer Sciences 64, 118
Scholarships 19
McBride Honors Program 35, 67, 122
Semester Hours 29
Medical Record 26
Sexual Harassment Policy 166
Metallurgical and Materials Engineering 68, 123
Social Sciences 110
Military Science 72, 128
Sororities 11, 23
Mines Park 23
Special Programs and Continuing Education (SPACE) 148
Mining Engineering 73, 130
Student Center 8
Minor Program 35
Student Development and Academic Services 8
Minority Engineering Program 10
Student Government 11
Mission and Goals 5
Student Health Center 9
Motor Vehicles 9
Student Honor Code 6
Music 116
Student Honors 13
Student Publications 10
N
Student Records 30
Navy ROTC 72
Study Abroad 22, 35
Suspension 29
O
Systems 82, 110
Oceanography 104
Office of International Programs 8
T
Office of Women in Science, Engineering and Mathem
Telecommunications Center 148
10, 148
The Military Ball 11
Outdoor Recreation Program 13
Transfer Credit 26
Tuition 15
P
Tutoring 10
Parking 9
Part-Time Degree Students 31
U
Payments and Refunds 17
Undergraduate Degree Requirements 32
Personal Relationships Policy 169
Undergraduate Programs 33
Petroleum Engineering 75, 134
Unlawful Discrimination Policy 163
Physical Education and Athletics 78, 136
Use of English 32
Physics 79, 137
V
Private Rooms 23
Probation 29
Veterans 26
Professional Societies 12
Veterans Counseling 10
Progress Grade 28
W
Public Relations 148
Winter Carnival 11
Q
Withdrawal from School 17
Quality Hours and Quality Points 29
Writing Across the Curriculum 35
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