Colorado
School of Mines
2004–2005
Undergraduate Bulletin

To CSM Students
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Colorado School of Mines
Undergraduate Bulletin
2004–2005

Contents
Academic Calenar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Military Science . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74
Section 1–Welcome. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Mining Engineering. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76
Mission and Goals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Petroleum Engineering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77
The Academic Environment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Physical Education and Athletics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80
Student Honor Code . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Physics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82
History of CSM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Section 6–Description of Courses . . . . . . . . . . . 84
Unique Programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Course Numbering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84
Location . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Student Life. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84
Accreditation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Core Areas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84
Administration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Bioengineering and Life Sciences . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86
Section 2–Student Life . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Chemical Engineering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88
Facilities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Chemistry and Geochemistry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90
Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Economics and Business . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93
Activities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Engineering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96
Student Honors. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Environmental Science and Engineering . . . . . . . 101
Geology and Geological Engineering . . . . . . . . . . 104
Section 3–Tuition, Fees, Financial Assistance,
Oceanography . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107
Housing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Geophysics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108
Tuition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Liberal Arts and International Studies . . . . . . . . . 112
Fees . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Materials Science . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119
Descriptions of Fees and Other Charges . . . . . . . . 15
Mathematical and Computer Sciences . . . . . . . . . 121
Housing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
McBride Honors Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125
Payments and Refunds. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Metallurgical and Materials Engineering. . . . . . . . 126
Residency Qualifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Military Science (AROTC). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131
Financial Aid and Scholarships . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Mining Engineering. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 133
Financial Aid Policies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Petroleum Engineering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 137
Section 4–Living Facilities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Physical Education and Athletics . . . . . . . . . . . . . 139
Residence Halls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Physics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 140
Dining Facilities. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Section 7–Centers and Institutes . . . . . . . . . . 144
Mines Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Section 8–Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 150
Fraternities, Sororities. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Arthur Lakes Library . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 150
Private Rooms, Apartments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Academic Computing and Networking . . . . . . . . . 150
Section 5–Undergraduate Information . . . . . . . 24
Copy Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 150
Admission Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
CSM Alumni Association . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 150
Admission Procedures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Environmental Health and Safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . 151
Academic Regulations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Green Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 151
Grades . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
INTERLINK Language Center (ESL) . . . . . . . . . . 151
Academic Probation and Suspension. . . . . . . . . . . 30
LAIS Writing Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 151
Access to Student Records . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Office of International Programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 151
General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Office of Technology Transfer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 151
Curriculum Changes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Women in Science, Engineering and
Undergraduate Degree Requirements . . . . . . . . . . 33
Mathematics (WISEM) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 152
Undergraduate Programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Public Relations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 152
The Core Curriculum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Research Development . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 152
Combined Undergraduate/Graduate Programs . . . 36
Research Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 152
Bioengineering and Life Sciences . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Special Programs and Continuing Education
Chemical Engineering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
(SPACE) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 152
Chemistry and Geochemistry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Telecommunications Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 153
Economics and Business . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
Directory of the School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 154
Engineering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Policies and Procedures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 167
Environmental Science and Engineering . . . . . . . . 55
Affirmative Action . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 167
Geology and Geological Engineering . . . . . . . . . . . 56
Unlawful Discrimination Policy and Complaint
Geophysics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
Procedure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 167
Liberal Arts and International Studies . . . . . . . . . . 62
Sexual Harassment Policy and Complaint
Mathematical and Computer Sciences . . . . . . . . . . 66
Procedure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 170
McBride Honors Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69
Personal Relationships Policy. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 173
Metallurgical and Materials Engineering. . . . . . . . . 71
Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 175
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Academic Calendar
Fall Semester
2004
Confirmation deadline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Aug. 23 , Monday
Faculty Conference. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Aug. 23 , Monday
Classes start (1) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Aug. 24 , Tuesday
Graduate Students—last day to register without late fee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Aug.27 , Friday
Labor Day (Classes held) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sept. 6 Monday
Last day to register, add or drop courses without a “W” (Census Day) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sept. 8 Wednesday
Fall Break Day. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Oct. 18 , Monday
Midterm grades due . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Oct. 18 , Monday
Last day to withdraw from a course—Continuing students/All graduate students . . . . . . . . Nov 2 , Tuesday
Priority Registration Spring Semester . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Nov. 15-19 , Monday–Friday
Thanksgiving Break. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Nov. 25 –Nov. 28 , Thursday–Sunday
Last day to withdraw from a course—New undergraduate students . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dec 1 , Wednesday
Classes end . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dec. 9 , Thursday
Dead Day . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dec. 10 , Friday
Graduating students’ lowest possible grades due . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dec. 14 Tuesday
Final exams. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dec. 11, 13-16 , Saturday, Monday–Thursday
Semester ends . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dec. 17 , Friday
Midyear Degree Convocation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dec. 17 , Friday
Final grades due . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dec. 20 , Monday
Winter Recess . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dec. 18 –Jan.11 , Saturday–Tuesday
Spring Semester
2005
Confirmation deadline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jan. 11 , Tuesday
Classes start (1) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jan. 12 , Wednesday
Grad Students—last day to register without late fee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jan. 14 , Friday
Last day to register, add or drop courses without a “W” (Census Day). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jan. 27 , Thursday
Midterms grades due . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . March 7 , Monday
Spring Break . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . March 19-27 , Saturday–Sunday
Last day to withdraw from a course–. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . April 12 , Tuesday
All students except new undergraduates & 2nd semester freshmen
E-Days . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . April 7-10 , Thursday–Saturday
Priority Registration Field, Summer, Fall Terms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . April 11-15 , Monday–Friday
Last day to withdraw from a course—new undergraduates & 2nd semester freshmen. . . . May 2, , Monday
Classes end . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . May 5 , Thursday
Dead Day . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . May 6 , Friday
Graduating students’ lower possible grades due . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . May 10 , Tuesday
Final exams . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . May 7 , May 9-12 Saturday, Monday–Thursday
Semester ends . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . May 13 , Friday
Commencement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . May 13 Friday
Final grades due . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . May 16 , Monday
Field/Summer Sessions
2005
First Field Term First Day of Class, Registration (1) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . May 16 , Monday
Last day to register, add or drop courses without a “W”—Field Term (Census Day). . . . . . May 20 , Friday
Memorial Day (Holiday—No classes held) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . May 30 , Monday
Last day to withdraw from First Field Term . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . June 10 , Friday
First Field Term ends . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . June 24 , Friday
Field Term grades due. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . June 27 , Monday
Summer School First Day of Class, Registration (1) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . June 20 , Monday
Last day to register, add or drop courses without a “W”—Summer School. . . . . . . . . . . . June 27 , Monday
(Census Day)
Independence Day (Holiday—No classes held) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . July 4 Monday
Second Field Term begins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . July 11 , Monday
Last day to register, add or drop courses without a “W”—Second Field Term . . . . . . . . . . . July 15 , Friday
Last day to withdraw from Summer School. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . July 15 , Friday
Last day to withdraw from Second Field Term . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . August 5 Friday
Summer School ends. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Aug. 12 , Friday
Summer School grades due . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Aug. 15 , Monday
Second Field Term ends . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Aug. 19 , Friday
Second Field Term grades due . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Aug. 22 , 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 of
and the world in these areas. It has the highest admission
Mines Board of Trustees, 2000)
standards of any university in Colorado and among the high-
The Academic Environment
est of any public university in the U.S. CSM has dedicated
We strive to fulfill this educational mission through our
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
having broad expertise in resource exploration, extraction,
commitment is directed at learning, academic success and
production and utilization which can be brought to bear on
professional growth, it is achieved through persistent intel-
the world’s pressing resource-related environmental prob-
lectual study and discourse, and it is enabled by professional
lems. As such, it occupies a unique position among the
courtesy, 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 of
demic guidance and counseling; they should expect access to
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 the
Colorado School of Mines shall have a unique mission in
prescribed programs successfully; and they should expect to
energy, mineral, and materials science and engineering and
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
learning endeavors. Faculty should expect participation and
energy, mineral and materials science and mineral engineer-
dedication from students, including attendance, attentiveness,
ing degrees at both the graduate and undergraduate levels.
punctuality and demonstrable contribution of effort in the
(Colorado revised Statutes, Section 23-41-105)
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 Sci-
orated upon as follows:
ences, Metallurgical and Material Engineering, Mining Engi-
Colorado School of Mines is dedicated to educating stu-
neering, and Petroleum Engineering. A pervasive institutional
dents and professionals in the applied sciences, engineering,
goal for all of these programs is articulated in the Profile of
and associated fields related to
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 problems
the economic and social systems necessary to ensure
by applying sound scientific and engineering principles.
their prudent and provident use in a sustainable global
These attributes uniquely distinguish our graduates to
society.
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 informa-
sciences, the social sciences, the humanities, business and
tion, concepts and ideas effectively orally, in writing, and
their union to create processes and products to enhance the
graphically. They must be skilled in the retrieval, interpre-
quality of life of the world’s inhabitants.
tation 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 about
and the rich veins had been worked. New methods of explo-
a wide range of cross-disciplinary issues. They should be
ration, mining and recovery were needed. A number of men
prepared to assume leadership roles and possess the skills
with names like Loveland, Berthoud, Arthur Lakes, George
and attitudes which promote teamwork and cooperation
West and the Episcopal Bishop Randall proposed a school of
and to continue their own growth through life-long learning.
mines. In 1874 the Territorial Legislature passed an appro-
◆ Graduates should be capable of working effectively in an
priation of $5,000 and commissioned W.A.H. Loveland
international environment, and be able to succeed in an
and a Board of Trustees to found the Territorial School of
increasingly interdependent world where borders between
Mines in or near Golden. Governor Routt signed the Bill
cultures and economies are becoming less distinct. They
on February 9, 1874. With the achievement of statehood in
should appreciate the traditions and languages of other
1876, the Colorado School of Mines was constitutionally
cultures, and value diversity in their own society.
established. The first diploma was awarded in 1882.
◆ Graduates should exhibit ethical behavior and integrity.
As CSM grew, its mission expanded. From a rather nar-
They should also demonstrate perseverance and have pride
row initial focus on nonfuel minerals, it developed programs
in accomplishment. They should assume a responsibility to
as well in petroleum production and refining. More recently
enhance their professions through service and leadership
it has expanded into the fields of materials science and engi-
and should be responsible citizens who serve society, par-
neering, energy and environmental engineering, and eco-
ticularly through stewardship of the environment.
nomics as well as a broader range of engineering and applied
science disciplines. CSM sees its mission as education and
Student Honor Code
research in engineering and applied science with a special
Preamble: The students of Colorado School of Mines
focus on the earth science disciplines in the context of
(Mines) have adopted the following Student Honor Code
responsible stewardship of the earth and its resources.
(Code) in order to establish a high standard of student
CSM has always had an international reputation in resource
behavior at Mines. The Code may only be amended through
fields. Graduates have come from nearly every nation in the
a student referendum supported by a majority vote of the
world and alumni can be found in nearly every nation.
Mines student body. Mines students shall be involved in the
enforcement of the Code through their participation in the
The student body was predominantly white male for
Student Judicial Panel.
many years, reflecting the demographics of the industries
it served. The School gave one of the early engineering
Code: Mines students believe it is our responsibility to pro-
degrees for women to Florence Caldwell in 1897 but there
mote and maintain high ethical standards in order to ensure our
were many subsequent years when there were no female
safety, welfare, and enjoyment of a successful learning envi-
students. This has changed and today approximately 25%
ronment. Each of us, under this Code, shall assume respon-
of the overall student body are women and 15% of the under-
sibility for our behavior in the area of academic integrity.
graduates are underrepresented minorities, thanks to strong
As a Mines student, I am expected to adhere to the high-
recruiting efforts and the opening up of traditionally white
est standards of academic excellence and personal integrity
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 areas.
of others as my own, nor will I give or receive unauthorized
As such, it has unique programs in many fields. This is the
assistance in the performance of academic coursework. I will
only institution in the world, for example, that offers doctoral
conduct myself in an ethical manner in my use of the library,
programs in all five of the major earth science disciplines:
computing center, and all other school facilities and resources.
Geology and Geological Engineering, Geophysics, Geo-
By practicing these principles, I will strive to uphold the
chemistry, Mining Engineering and Petroleum Engineering.
principles of integrity and academic excellence at Mines.
It has one of the few Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
I will not participate in or tolerate any form of discrimination
programs in the country that still focuses on the complete
or mistreatment of another individual.
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 Engi-
While many of the programs at CSM are firmly grounded
neering, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Mining
in tradition, they are almost all undergoing continual evolu-
Engineering and Petroleum Engineering. The American
tion. Recent successes in integrating aspects of the curricu-
Chemical Society has approved the degree program in the
lum have spurred similar activity in other areas such as the
Department of Chemistry and Geochemistry.
geosciences. There, through the medium of computer visuali-
zation, 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
played a leadership role in this kind of innovation over the
is 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
Golden, Colorado has been the home for CSM since
gift support from alumni, corporations, foundations and
its inception. Located 20 minutes west of Denver, this com-
other friends.
munity of 15,000 is located in the foothills of the Rockies.
Skiing is an hour away to the west. Golden is a unique
community 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 undergone
Choosing Health Options (ECHO), promoting wise and
a four million dollar renovation and addition. The building
healthy decision making regarding students’ use of alcohol
contains the offices for the Vice President of Student Life and
and other drugs.
Dean of Students, the Director of Student Life, Housing,
Counseling: Experienced, professional counselors offer
Conferences Reservation Office, Student Activities and
assistance in a variety of areas. Personal counseling for stress
Greek Advisor, ASCSM Offices, and Student Groups. The
management, relationship issues, wellness education and/or
Student Center also contains the student dining hall, the
improved self image are a few of the areas often requested.
I-Club, a food court, game room, bookstore, and student
Gender issues, personal security, and compatibility with
lounges and TV room. There are also a number of meeting
roommates are also popular interactive presentations. SDAS
rooms and banquet facilities in the Student Center. Another
works closely with other student life departments to address
addition was completed during the summer of 2001 which
other issues.
contains meeting rooms and banquet facilities as well as the
Academic Services: The staff often conducts workshops
Admissions, Financial Aid and Registrar’s Offices, Career
in areas of interest to college students, such as time manage-
Services, International Student Services, the Cashier’s Office,
ment, learning skills, test taking, preparing for finals and
and Student Development and Academic Support Services.
college adjustment. Advising on individual learning skills
Services
is also available.
Academic Advising
Tutoring and Academic Excellence Workshops: Free
Freshmen are advised under the Freshman Mentor Pro-
walk-in tutoring is available to all CSM students for most
gram, designed
freshmen and sophomore courses. Tutoring in some upper
◆ to ease the transition from high school or work to
division courses is available. Weekly academic excellence
college,
workshops in introductory calculus, chemistry, and physics
◆ to provide quality academic advising,
are provided as well.
◆ to provide a resource/contact person for critical periods International Student Affairs
during the freshman year, and
International student advising and international student
◆ to give students an opportunity to get to know a campus services are the responsibility of International Student and
professional.
Scholar Services, located in the Student Center. The Inter-
Each mentor, who is a member of the faculty or profes-
national Student and Scholar Services Office coordinates the
sional staff, advises approximately 10 students. Undecided
Host Family Program. Orientation programs for new inter-
transfer students are advised by the Admissions Office during
national students are held at the beginning of each semester.
their first year. Upperclass students and transfer students
Visas and work permits are processed through the Inter-
who have declared a major are advised by an advisor in their
national Student Advisor at the International Student and
option department.
Scholar Services Office.
Questions concerning work in a particular course should
Office of International Programs/Study Abroad
be discussed with the course instructor. General academic
The Office of International Programs (OIP) located in
program scheduling and planning questions can be answered
Stratton Hall, room 109, develops international opportunities
by the student’s advisor or mentor. The advisor’s or mentor’s
for students and faculty at CSM, including study abroad pro-
signature is required on the early registration form filed by
grams. For information about the international activities of
every student. A student meets with the mentor or advisor
OIP, see p. 111.
before registration. An advising hold is placed on the student
English as a Second Language Program
before registration until the student’s advisor clears the advis-
The INTERLINK language program at CSM combines
ing hold.
intensive English language instruction (ESL) with academic
Office for Student Development and Academic
training and cultural orientation. Designed for international
Services
students planning to attend CSM or other American universi-
The Student Development and Academic Services Office
ties, the program prepares students for a successful transition
(SDAS), located in the Student Center, serves as the per-
to academic work. The curriculum focuses on individual stu-
sonal, academic and career counseling center. Through its
dent needs and utilizes hands-on, experiential learning. Its
various services, the center acts as a comprehensive resource
emphasis on English for Engineering and Technology is
for the personal growth and life skills development of our
especially beneficial to prospective CSM students. Upon
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completion of the program, students are usually ready for
To be eligible for care, students must be enrolled in four
the rigorous demands of undergraduate or graduate study at
or more hours; have paid the Health Center fee if they are
CSM. Successful completion of the program may entitle aca-
part time and have a completed Health History Form on file
demically qualified students to begin their academic studies
at the Health Center. Supervised by Vice President and
without a TOEFL score.
Dean of Student Life. Phone: (303) 273-3381; FAX: (303)
Enrollment at the CSM center is limited to students with
279-3155.
high intermediate to advanced proficiency. Students with
Motor Vehicles Parking
lower level of proficiency may enroll at INTERLINK’s other
All students are permitted to bring motor vehicles on
centers. For special arrangements for lower level students,
campus but they must be registered with CSM Public Safety.
contact the INTERLINK office at the address below.
Regulations for parking may be obtained from CSM Public
The program is open to adults who have completed sec-
Safety. Some parking space is restricted, and this must be
ondary school in good standing (Grade point average of C+
observed.
or above) and are able to meet their educational and living
Career Center (Placement and Cooperative
expenses. For further information contact INTERLINK Lan-
Education)
guage Center (ESL) at:
The Career Center assists and advises students in their
INTERLINK Language Center (ESL)
search for engineering-related employment. Each year indus-
Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO 80401
try and government representatives visit the campus to inter-
http://www.eslus.com
view students and explain employment opportunities. Fall is
http://www.mines.edu/Outreach/interlink
the major recruiting season for both summer and full-time
Email: interlinkcsm@mines.edu
positions, but interviews take place in the spring as well.
Tele: 303-273-3516
Students must be registered with the Career Center in order
Fax: 303-278-4055
to interview, which is accomplished by submitting resumes
Identification Cards
and signing a card giving the Center permission to dissemi-
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 also
Staff members offer individual critiques of resumes and
be obtained from the Student Activities Office. Lost, stolen
letters, and personal job search advice. A small library of
or damaged identification cards will be replaced for a small
directories and other job search materials is available for
fee. The identification card is required to check material out
check-out. Many workshops are offered throughout the year
of the CSM Library and various other CSM activities may
on job search topics, and video-taped practice interviewing
require its presentation. All students are required to carry
is available.
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 to
career goals. For students undecided about which engineer
unlimited visits with a physician or nurse as well as prescrip-
or science career to pursue, career counseling is provided.
tion and over the counter medications. The health center also
The Cooperative Education Program is available to stu-
provides wellness education, immunizations, allergy shots,
dents who have completed three semesters at CSM (two for
flu shots, nutrition counseling and information regarding a
transfer students). It is an academic program which offers
wide range of health concerns. Staff members are also avail-
3 hours of credit in the major for engineering work experi-
able to provide health-promotion events for students groups
ence, awarded on the basis of a term paper written following
and residence hall program. The Students Health Center is
the CO-OP term. The type of credit awarded depends on the
open Monday through Friday 8-12 and 1-4:45 P.M. It is
decision of the department, but in most cases is additive
staffed by RN’s throughout the day. Physicians coverage is
credit. CO-OP terms usually extend from May to December,
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. Basic
credit, no fee class), and must write learning objectives and
services such as x-rays, cleanings, fillings and extractions are
sign informal contracts with their company’s representative
available.
to ensure the educational component of the work experience.
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Full-time, part-time, summer and CO-OP jobs are pub-
in higher education. The office sponsors programs for
licized in the Career Center as well as on bulletin boards
women students and faculty and produces the Chevron
around the campus. Students are often contacted by the
Lecture Series. For further information, contact: Debra K.
Career Center regarding specific opportunities, and resumes
Lasich, Executive Director of Women in Science, Engineer-
are sent by the Center directly to employers. CSM graduates
ing and Mathematics, Colorado School of Mines, 1500
are eligible for the services of the Career Center for 18
Illinois, Golden, CO 80401-1869, or call (303) 273-3097.
months after graduation. Information on starting salaries,
Minority Engineering Program
summer salaries, job search success rates, and other topics is
The Minority Engineering Program is located at 1215
collected and available through the Center.
16th Street. The MEP meets the needs of minority students
Standards, Codes of Conduct
by providing various student services, summer programs,
Every fall, each student is supplied with a Student Hand-
recruitment, academic/retention programs (academic advis-
book that lists all School regulations governing conduct,
ing, academic excellence workshops, counseling, tutoring
including discrimination, alcoholic beverages, drugs, aca-
and peer study groups), professional/career development
demic dishonesty, and distribution of literature, as well as
(leadership workshops, career development, time manage-
the process for filing a complaint. Anyone having additional
ment, study skills and national conferences), community
questions concerning these regulations should contact the
outreach and cultural and social activities.
Dean of Students.
Working through student professional societies—Ameri-
Student Publications
can Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES), Asian
Two student publications are published at CSM by the
Student Association (ASA), National Society of Black Engi-
Associated Students of CSM. Opportunities abound for stu-
neers (NSBE), and Society of Hispanic Professional Engi-
dents wishing to participate on the staffs.
neers (SHPE)— the Office of Minority Engineering Program
is a center for minority student activities, and a place for stu-
The Oredigger is the student newspaper, published
dents to become a community of scholars with common
weekly during the school year. It contains news, features,
goals and objectives in a comfortable learning environment.
sports, letters and editorials of interest to students, faculty,
and the Golden community.
The American Indian Science and Engineering Society
(AISES) chapter was established at the Colorado School of
The literary magazine, High Grade, is published each
Mines in 1992. It is a peer support group for Native Amer-
semester. Contributions of poetry, short stories, drawings,
ican students pursuing science and engineering careers.
and photographs are encouraged from students, faculty and
Its main goal is to help the students get through college
staff. A Board of Student Publications acts in an advisory
so they can then use those new skills to create a better life
capacity to the publications staffs and makes recommenda-
for themselves and other Native Americans.
tions on matters of policy. The Public Affairs Department
staff members serve as daily advisors to the staffs of the
Asian Students Association (ASA) - This is a branch of the
Oredigger and Prospector. The Liberal Arts and International
Minority Engineering Program which acknowledges the
Studies Department provides similar service to the High Grade.
Asian heritage by involvement in various school activities,
social activities, and activities with the other Minority
Veterans Counseling
Engineering chapters. ASA allows students with an Asian
The Registrar’s Office provides veterans counseling serv-
heritage or students interested in Asian heritage to assem-
ices for students attending the School and using educational
ble and voice shared interests and associate in organized
benefits from the Veterans Administration.
group activities which include attending Nuggets games,
Tutoring
bowling, ice skating and numerous other activities.
Individual tutoring in most courses is available through
National Society of Black Engineers - NSBE is a non-profit
the Office for Student Development and Academic Services.
organization managed by students. It was founded to pro-
This office also sponsors group tutoring sessions and Aca-
mote the recruitment, retention and successful graduation
demic Excellence Workshops which are open to all interested
of Black and other under-represented groups in the field of
CSM students. For more information about services and eli-
engineering. NSBE operates through a university-based
gibility requirements, contact the Student Development and
structure coordinated through regional zones, and adminis-
Academic Services office.
tered by the National Executive Board. The local chapters,
Office of Women in Science, Engineering and
which are the center of NSBE activity, create and conduct
Mathematics (WISEM)
projects in the areas of pre-college student interaction, uni-
The WISEM office is located in 300 Guggenheim Hall.
versity academic support mechanisms and career guidance
The mission of WISEM is to enhance opportunities for
programs. “We instill pride and add value to our members
women in science and engineering careers, to increase reten-
which causes them to want to give back to NSBE in order
tion of women at CSM, and to promote equity and diversity
to produce a continuum of success.”
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Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) -
Special Events which coordinates events such as the
SHPE is a non-profit organization that exists for the ad-
annual Back to School Bashes, Discount Sport Nights at
vancement of Hispanic engineering (sciences) students to
Rockies or Avalanche Games, and one time specialty
become professional engineers and scientists, to increase
entertainment; and E-Days and Homecoming.
the number of Hispanics entering into the field of engi-
Special Events
neering, and to develop and implement programs benefit-
Engineers’ Days festivities are held each spring. The three-
ing Hispanics seeking to become engineers and scientists.
day affair is organized entirely by students. Contests are held
Anyone interested in joining may do so. SHPE is a national
in drilling, hand-spiking, mucking, oil-field olympics, and
organization with student and professional chapters in
softball, just to name a few. Additional events include a huge
nearly 100 cities across the country. The organization is
fireworks display, the awarding of scholarships to outstanding
divided into five regions representing 76 student chapters.
Colorado high school seniors and an Engineers’ Day concert.
The SHPE organization is governed by a National Board
of Directors which includes representatives from all re-
Homecoming weekend is one of the high points of the
gions including two student representatives.
entire year’s activities. Events include a football rally and
game, campus decorations, election of Homecoming queen
Activities
and beast, parade, burro race, and other contests.
The Office of Student Activities coordinates the various
International Day is planned and conducted by the Inter-
activities and student organizations on the Mines campus.
national Council. It includes exhibits and programs designed
Student government, professional societies, living groups,
to further the cause of understanding among the countries of
honor societies, interest groups and special events add a
the world. The international dinner and entertainment have
balance to the academic side of the CSM community. Par-
come to be one of the campus social events of the year.
ticipants take part in management training, responsibility,
and leadership development. To obtain an up to date listing
Winter Carnival, sponsored by Blue Key, is an all-school
of the recognized campus organizations or more information
ski day held each year at one of the nearby ski slopes.
about any of these organizations, contact the Student Activi-
Living Groups
ties office.
Residence Hall Association (RHA) is a student-run
Student Government
organization developed to coordinate and plan activities for
Associated Students of CSM (ASCSM), is sanctioned
students living in the Residence Halls. Its membership is
by the Board of Trustees of the School. The purpose of
represented by students from each hall floor. Officers are
ASCSM is, in part, to advance the interest and promote the
elected each fall for that academic year.
welfare of CSM and all of the students and to foster and
Social Fraternities, Sororities
maintain harmony among those connected with or inter-
There are seven national fraternities and three national
ested in the School, including students, alumni, faculty,
sororities active on the CSM campus. Fraternities and Sorori-
trustees and friends.
ties offer the unique opportunity of leadership, service to
Through funds collected as student fees, ASCSM strives to
one’s community, and fellowship. Greeks are proud of the
ensure a full social and academic life for all students with
number of campus leaders, athletes and scholars that come
its organizations, publications, and special events. As the
from their ranks. Additionally, the Greek social life provides
representative governing body of the students ASCSM pro-
a complement to the scholastic programs at Mines. Colorado
vides leadership and a strong voice for the student body,
School of Mines chapters are
enforces policies enacted by the student body, works to
Alpha Phi
integrate the various campus organizations, and promotes
Alpha Tau Omega
the ideals and traditions of the School.
Beta Theta Pi
Kappa Sigma
The Graduate Student Association was formed in 1991 and
Phi Gamma Delta
is recognized by CSM through the student government as
Pi Beta Phi
the representative voice of the graduate student body. GSA’s
Sigma Alpha Epsilon
primary goal is to improve the quality of graduate educa-
Sigma Kappa
tion and offer academic support for graduate students.
Sigma Nu
The Mines Activity Council serves ASCSM as the campus
Sigma Phi Epsilon
special events board. The majority of all student campus
Honor Societies
events are planned by the MAC committees. These com-
mittees are: Friday Afternoon Club (FAC), which pro-
Honor societies recognize the outstanding achievements
vides comedians and other performing artists to the
of their members in the areas of scholarship, leadership, and
campus on most Fridays throughout the academic year;
service. Each of the CSM honor societies recognize different
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achievements in our students. The Colorado School of Mines
activities in the profession. Additionally, many of the organiza-
honor societies, and their representative areas, are as follows:
tions offer internship, fellowship and scholarship opportuni-
Alpha Phi Omega - Service
ties. The Colorado School of Mines chapters are as follows:
Alpha Sigma Mu - Metals
American Association of Drilling Engineers (AADE)
Blue Key - Service, Scholarship, Activities
American Association of Petroleum Geologists
Kappa Mu Epsilon. - Mathematics
(AAPG)
Order of Omega
American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE)
Pi Epsilon Tau - Petroleum Engineering
American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical & Petro-
Tau Beta Pi - Engineering
leum Engineers (AIME)
Interest Organizations
American Institute of Professional Geologists
American Ceramic Society (A. Cer. Soc.)
Interest organizations meet the special and unique needs
American Chemical Society
of the CSM student body by providing co-curricular activi-
American Indian Science & Engineering Society
ties in specific areas. These organizations are:
(AISES)
Amnesty International
American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
Anime Club
American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
Association of Geoscience Students (AGS)
American Society of Metals (ASM International)
Ballroom Dance Band
American Welding Society
Bioengineering Club
Asian Student Association (ASA)
Campus Crusade for Christ
Association of Engineering Geologists (AEG)
Capoeira Clubs
Association of General Contractors (AGC)
Choir
Institute of Electrical & Electronic Engineers (IEEE)
CSM Ambassadors
National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE)
Earthworks
Society of American Military Engineers (SAME)
Fellowship of Christian Athletes
Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)
Fellowship of Christian Cowboys
Society of Economics and Business
High Grade
Society of Economic Geologists (SEG)
Math Club
Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE)
Mines Little Theatre
Society of Mining Engineers (SME)
Non Traditional Students
Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE)
Oredigger
Society of Physics Students (SPS)
Prospector
Society of Student Geophysicists (SSG)
Students for Creative Anachronism
Society of Women Engineers (SWE)
International Student Organizations
The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society of AIME
The International Student Organizations provide the op-
Recreational Organizations
portunity to experience a little piece of a different culture
The recreation organizations provide the opportunity, for
while here at Mines, in addition to assisting the students from
students with similar interests to participate as a group in
that culture adjust to the Mines campus.
these recreational activities. Most of the recreational organi-
These organizations are:
zations compete on both the local and regional levels at tour-
Chinese Student Association
naments throughout the year. These clubs are:
International Student Organization
Bicycle Club
Japanese Student Association
Bridge Club
Kuwaiti Student Association
Caving Club
Middle Eastern Student Association
Cheerleading
Muslim Student Association
Ice Hockey Club
Omani Student Association
Kayak Club
Taiwanese Student Association
Kendo Club
Professional Societies
Lacrosse Club
Professional Societies are generally student chapters of
Men’s Volleyball
the national professional societies. As a student chapter, the
Outdoor Club
professional societies offer a chance for additional profes-
Racquetball Club
sional development outside the classroom through guest
Rugby Club
speakers, trips, and interactive discussions about the current
Shooting Club
Ski Club/Team
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Tae Kwon Do Club
Mary and Charles Cavanaugh Memorial Award. A cash
Ultimate Frisbee
award given in metallurgy based on scholarship, profes-
Water Polo Club
sional activity, and participation in school activities.
Willie Wonka Boarders
Colorado Engineering Council Award. A silver medal pre-
Women’s Soccer
sented for excellence in scholarship, high integrity, and
Outdoor Recreation Program
general engineering ability.
The Outdoor Recreation Program is housed at 1224
Distinguished Military Graduate. Designated by the ROTC
17th Street, across from the Intramural Field. The Program
professor of military science for graduating seniors who
teaches classes in outdoor activities; rents mountain bikes,
possess outstanding qualities of leadership and high moral
climbing gear, backpacking and other equipment; and spon-
character, and who have exhibited a definite aptitude for
sors day and weekend activities such as camping, snowshoe-
and interest in military service.
ing, rock climbing, and mountaineering.
Dwight D. “Ike” Eisenhower Award. Provided for by Mr.
Student Honors
and Mrs. R. B. Ike Downing, $150 and a medal with
Awards are presented each year to members of the grad-
plaque is awarded to the outstanding ROTC cadet commis-
uating class and others in recognition of students who have
sioned each year, based on demonstrated exemplary lead-
maintained a superior scholastic record, who have distin-
ership within the Corps of Cadets and academic excellence
guished themselves in school activities, and who have done
in military science.
exceptional work in a particular subject.
Prof. Everett Award. A cash award presented to an outstand-
Robert F. Aldredge Memorial Award. A cash award, pre-
ing senior in mathematics through the generosity of Frank
sented in geophysics for the highest scholastic average in
Ausanka, ’42.
geophysics courses.
Cecil H. Green Award. A gold medal given to the graduat-
American Institute of Chemists Award. A one year mem-
ing senior in geophysical engineering, who in the opinion
bership, presented in chemistry and chemical engineering
of the Department of Geophysics, has the highest attain-
for demonstrated scholastic achievement, leadership, abil-
ment in the combination of scholastic achievement, per-
ity, and character.
sonality, and integrity.
Robert A. Baxter Award. A cash award, given for meritori-
The Neal J. Harr Memorial Outstanding Student Award.
ous work in chemistry.
Provided by the Rocky Mountain Association of Geolo-
Charles N. Bell, 1906, Award. A Brunton transit is awarded
gists, the award and rock hammer suitably engraved, pre-
for completing the course in mining to the student demon-
sented in geology for scholastic excellence in the study of
strating the most progress in school work during each year.
geology with the aim of encouraging future endeavors in
the earth sciences.
The Brunton Award in Geology. A Brunton transit is
awarded in recognition of highest scholastic achievement
Harrison L. Hays, ’31, Award. A cash award presented in
and interest in and enthusiasm for the science of geology.
chemical and petroleum-refining for demonstrating by
scholarship, personality, and integrity of character, the
Hon. D. W. Brunton Award. A Brunton transit, provided for
general potentialities of a successful industrial career.
by Mr. Brunton, is awarded for meritorious work in mining.
John C. Hollister Award. A cash award is presented to the
The Leo Borasio Memorial Award. A plaque and cash
most deserving student in Geophysics and is not based
award presented each year to the outstanding junior in the
solely on academic performance.
McBride Honors Program. Mr. Borasio was a 1950 grad-
uate of the School of Mines.
Robert M. Hutchinson Award for Excellence in Geological
Mapping. An engraved Brunton Compass given in recog-
Clark B. Carpenter Award. A cash award given to the grad-
nition of this phase of Geological Engineering.
uating senior in mining or metallurgy who, in the opinion
of the seniors in mining and metallurgy and the professors
Henry W. Kaanta Award. A cash award and plaque is pre-
in charge of the respective departments, is the most deserv-
sented to a graduating senior majoring in extractive metal-
ing of this award.
lurgy or mineral processing for the outstanding paper
written on a laboratory procedure or experimental process.
Clark B. Carpenter Research Award. A cash award pre-
sented in honor of Professor Clark B. Carpenter to a stu-
Maryanna Bell Kafadar Humanities Award. The award is for
dent or students, undergraduate or graduate, selected by
the graduating senior who has excelled in the Humanities.
the Department of Metallurgical Engineering on the basis
Alan Kissock, 1912, Award. A cash award is presented
of scholastic ability and accomplishment. This award de-
in metallurgy for best demonstrating the capability for
rives 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. A
raphy of General Marshall and an expense paid trip to the
plaque and cash award, presented to a senior in the McBride
National Security Conference sponsored by the Marshall
Honors Program in Public Affairs for Engineers whose
Foundation, is presented to the most outstanding ROTC
scholarship, character, and personality best exemplify the
cadet who demonstrates those leadership and scholastic
ideals of the program as determined by the Committee of
qualities which epitomized the career of General Marshall.
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 grad-
the department to a graduating senior who, by participa-
uating engineering physics seniors with exceptionally high
tion in and contribution to campus life, and by academic
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 pre-
competence in a research project.
sented to the graduating senior who has the highest aca-
Old Timers’ Club Award. A suitable gift is presented to a
demic average and who lettered in a sport in the senior year.
graduating senior who, in the opinion of the Department of
William D. Waltman, 1899, Award. Provided for by Mr.
Mining Engineering, has shown high academic standing in
Waltman, a cash award and suitably engraved plaque is
coal mining engineering and potential in the coal industry.
presented to the graduating senior whose conduct and
Outstanding Graduating Senior Awards. A suitably en-
scholarship have been most nearly perfect and who has
graved plaque is presented by each degree-granting depart-
most nearly approached the recognized characteristics of
ment to its outstanding graduating senior.
an American gentleman or lady during the recipient’s en-
H. Fleet Parsons Award. A cash award presented for out-
tire 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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Undergraduate Bulletin
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Section 3 - Tuition, Fees,
Financial Assistance, Housing
Tuition and fees at CSM are kept at a minimum consistent
Off-campus: Arrangements and payment for transporta-
with the cost of instruction and the amount of state funds
tion, food, lodging, and other expenses must be made with
appropriated to the School. The following rates are in effect
the department concerned. (Geology Department camping
for 2004–2005. Increases can be expected in subsequent years.
fee is $200.)
The rates shown in this section are for informational purposes
Miscellaneous
only and are subject to change. The official list and most
New Student Orientation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $40.00
up-to-date rates can be seen at the CSM web site at: http://
New International Stu. Orient. $60.00(exempt from re-
www.is.mines.edu/budget/Budget_04-05/Tuition_Fees.pdf.
fund policy)
Tuition
Chem Lab Fee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $30.00
Full-time Students
Engineering Field Session . . . . . . . . . . . . . $50.00
Resident
Non-resident
Graduation (Bachelors) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $100.00
$3,168/sem
$9,620/sem
Student Health Insurance - At publication 2004–2005
rates had not been determined.
For more information see the CSM web site at
http://www.is.mines.edu/budget/Budget.shtm.
Military Science
Lab Fee. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $175.00
Fees
Regular Semester (Fall/Spring)
Descriptions of Fees and Other
During a regular semester, students taking less than 4
Charges
credit hours are not required to pay student fees, except for
The following mandatory, non-waivable fees are charged
the Technology Fee. Any such student wishing to take part in
by the Colorado School of Mines to all students enrolled for
student activities and receive student privileges may do so by
4.0 semester hours or more:
paying full semester fees. All students carrying 4 or more
Health Center Fee - Revenues support physician/Medical
credit hours must pay full student fees as follows:
services to students. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $45.00/term
Health Center* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $45.00
Associated Students Fee - Revenues support student organizations/
Associated Students . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63.70
events/activities; e.g., newspaper, homecoming, E-days.
Athletics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47.50
Expenditures must be approved by ASCSM. . . . . . . $63.70/term
Athletics Fee - Revenues support intercollegiate athletics and
Student Services. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 142.00
entitle student entrance to all scheduled events and use of the
Student Assistance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14.65
facilities. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $47.50/term
Technology Fee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60.00
Student Assistance Fee: funds safety awareness programs,
Total . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $372.85
training seminars for abuse issues, campus lighting, and
*A health insurance program is also available. Health
parking facility maintenance. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $14.65/term
insurance is a mandatory fee unless the student can prove
Student Services Fee - Revenues support bond indebtedness
and other student services; e.g., Placement/Co-Op, Student
coverage through another plan.
Development Center, Student Activities, Student Life, and
Summer Session
services provided in the Student Center. . . . . . . . . . $142.00/term
Academic Courses
Technology Fee: funds technology infrastructure and equipment
Health Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $22.50
for maximum student use. The School matches the student fee
Athletics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23.75
revenues dollar for dollar. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $60.00/term
Student Services. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71.00
The following mandatory, waivable fee is charged by the
Technology Fee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30.00
Colorado School of Mines to all degree seeking students,
Student Assistance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7.33
regardless of full-time or part-time student status:
Total . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $154.58
Student Health Insurance - Revenues contribute to a self-insurance
Field Term Courses
fund. At publication 2004–2005 rates had not been determined.
On-campus: Health Center
$17.00
The following are established fees that are case dependent.
Student Services
$53.00
Late Insurance Waiver Fee - Revenues provide funds for the
Technology Fee
$30.00
administration of the health insurance program. . . . . . . . . $60.00
Total $100.00
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Chemistry Lab Fee - Revenues provide a contingency against
Returned Check Charge - Revenues offset bank fees for returned
breakage of laboratory equipment; e.g., test tubes, beakers,
checks. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $30.00
etc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $30.00/course
In all instances, the costs to collect these fees are not re-
Field Camp Fee - Revenues support the instructional activities/
imbursed to the Student Receivables Office. The Colorado
services provided during Field session.
School of Mines does not automatically assess any optional
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $100.00 - $800.00 depending on Dept
Military Science Lab Fee - Revenues support the instructional
fees or charges.
activities of the Military Science Department. . . . $175.00 ROTC
Housing
New Student Orientation Fee - Revenues support the new student
NOTE: Room and board charges are established by the
orientation program provided to freshmen and transfer students
at the start of the Fall and Spring semesters. This fee is exempt
Board of Trustees (BOT) and are subject to change. Payment
from refund policy. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $40.00
of room and board charges fall under the same guidelines as
New International Students . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $60.00
payment of tuition and fees. Rates below are in effect for the
On-line Course Fee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $40.00/credit hour
2004-2005 Academic year. Included is a “flexible” meal plan
Summer Orientation Fee - Revenues support the Explore CSM
which guarantees students a designated number of meals per
programs provided to freshmen students and their parents
week and gives them between $50.00 - $175.00 to spend as
during the summer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $40.00
they wish on additional meals or any of the other food service
Transcript Fee - Revenues support the cost of providing transcripts.
establishments. For more information, please contact the
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $2.00/copy
Student Life Office at (303) 273-3350.
Add/Drop Charge - Revenues offset the cost of processing
Add/Drop registration. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $4.00 each
Rates for 2004-2005 (per year)
Late Payment Penalty - Revenues offset billing costs for late
Residence Halls (Students must choose a meal plan)
payments. . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.5% per month of outstanding balance
Morgan/Thomas/Bradford/Randall Halls
Credit Card Fee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.0% of charge
Double Room . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 3,420
Housing Application Fee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $50.00
Single Room. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 4,050
Damage Deposit, (Housing) (Freshmen housing exempt) -
Double Room as Single . . . . . . . . . $ 4,350
Revenues are used to repair or replace damaged items/rooms
in CSM housing units. Mines Pk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $400.00
WeaverTowers
Bike Locker Rental - Revenues go to provide and maintain locker
Double Room . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 3,638
facilities for residence hall student bicycles. . . . . . . . $50.00/sem
Single Room. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 4,235
Residence Hall Room Charge - Revenues support maintenance,
Double Room as Single . . . . . . . . . $ 4,600
improvements and residence hall administration.
“E” Room, Single. . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 4,560
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . See Housing Rates on next page
Residence Hall Association Fee. . . $50 included above
Meal Plan Charges - Revenues provide meals and maintain
cafeteria equipment for the students on meal plans.
Residence Halls at Mines Park (freshmen only)
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . See Meal Plans on next page
Double occupancy room. . . . . . . . . $ 3,610
Residence Hall Association Fee - Revenues support social
Single occupancy room . . . . . . . . . $ 4,240
activities for the residence hall students. . . . . . . . . . . $50.00/year
Sigma Nu House . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 3,568
Housing and Rental Fees - Rental fees for housing rentals go to
maintain the rental properties, pay utility charges, and maintain
FIJI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 3,904
and improve properties. . . . . . . . See Housing Rates on next page
Alpha Phi Sorority . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 3,705
Tuition Paid-Out - CSM has advanced tuition to another school.
Charges are reimbursement request for those advances.
Pi Phi Sorority . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 3,705
Only for sponsored students . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Paid by sponsor
Sigma Kappa Sorority . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 3,705
Books/Supplies Fee - Advances made to or on behalf of the
student. Charges are reimbursement only.
All Fraternity and Sorority
Only for sponsored students . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Paid by sponsor
Houses—
Summer . . . . . . . . . . . $50/week
Computer Usage Fees - Revenues assist in providing research
Meal Plans (per year)
computing services. . . . . . . . . . . . . $500.00/term Paid by sponsor
19-meals + $50 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 3,028
Refunds or Advances - These charges are reimbursement requests
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $50 flex per semester
for funds advanced to or on behalf of the student. Funds
received replace those advances. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . N/A
15-meals + $100 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 3,028
Payments - CSM must repay to the bank any student funds for
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $100 flex per semester
which a student becomes ineligible. Funds collected from the
150 Block. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 150 meals per semester
student replace those payments. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . N/A
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $175 flex per semester
Grants and Scholarships (Recalled) When students become
ineligible for grant, loan or scholarship money which they
Field Session (Six weeks)
have received, the recall of those funds are reflected. . . . . . . N/A
Thomas Hall
Return Check - The amount of a student’s check which has been
Double Room . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 330
returned for insufficient funds. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . N/A
Single Room . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 575
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Summer Session (Eight weeks)
Payments and Refunds
Thomas Hall
Payment Information
Double Room . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 430
A student is expected to complete the registration process,
Single Room . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 685
including the payment of tuition and fees, room, and board,
Field Sessions and Summer Session Meal Plans
before attending class. Students should mail their payment to:
4 “Block” Meal Plan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $20 per Block
Cashier
Gold Card (declining balance) . . . . . . . . . Any Amount
Colorado School of Mines
Mines Park
Golden, CO 80401-1887
Family Housing
1 Bedroom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 625/month
Financial Responsibility
2 Bedroom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 720/month
It is important for students to recognize their financial
3 Bedroom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 880/month
responsibilities when registering for classes at the school.
If students do not fulfill their financial obligations by pub-
Apartment Housing
lished deadlines:
1 Bedroom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 625
2 Bedroom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $844
✔ Late payment penalties will accrue on any outstanding
3 Bedroom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 1,125
balance.
Additional Rentals
✔ Transcripts will not be issued.

1220 17th Street . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 600
Past due accounts will be turned over to Colorado
Central Collection Services in accordance with Colo-
*Tenant pays gas and electricity only
rado law.
**CSM pays water/sewer/public electric. Tenant pays
✔ Collection costs will be added to a students account.
$18.50/month per phone line.
✔ The student’s delinquency may be reported to national
Residence Hall Application
credit bureaus.
Information and application for residence hall space are
Late Payment Penalties
included in the packet offering admission to the student.
A penalty will be assessed against a student if payment is
Students desiring accommodations are requested to forward
not received in full by the official day of registration. The
their inquiries at the earliest possible date.
penalty is described in the schedule of courses for each
The submission of a room application does not in itself
semester. If payment is not completed by the sixth week of
constitute a residence hall reservation. A residence hall con-
class, the student may be officially withdrawn from classes.
tract will be mailed to the student to be signed by the student
Students will be responsible for all collection costs.
and his or her parents and returned to the Residence Life
Encumbrances
Office. Only upon receipt and written acknowledgement of
A student will not be permitted to register for future
the residence hall contract by the Residence Life Office will
classes, graduate, or secure an official transcript of his/her
the student be assured of a room reservation.
academic record while indebted in any way to CSM.
Rooms and roommates are assigned in accordance with
Students will be responsible for payment of all reasonable
student preference insofar as possible, with earlier applica-
costs of collection.
tions receiving priority.
Refunds
Advance Deposits
Refunds for tuition and fees are made according to the
An advance deposit of $50 made payable to Colorado
following policy:
School of Mines must accompany each application received.
✔ The amount of tuition and fee assessments is based
This deposit will be refunded in full (or in part if there are
primarily on each student’s enrolled courses. In the
charges against the room) when the student leaves the resi-
event a student withdraws from a course or courses,
dence hall.
assessments will be adjusted as follows:
If a student wishes to cancel a residence hall reservation,
✔ If the withdrawal is made prior to the end of the
$25 of the deposit will be refunded if notice of the cancella-
add/drop period for the term of enrollment, as deter-
tion is received in writing by the Residence Life Office on or
mined by the Registrar, tuition and fees will be ad-
before May 15 of the current year.
justed to the new course level without penalty.
Contracts are issued for the full academic year and no can-
✔ If the withdrawal from a course or courses is made
cellation will be accepted after May 15, except for those who
after the add/drop period, and the student does not
decide not to attend CSM. Those contracts separately issued
officially withdraw from school, no adjustment in
only for entering students second semester may be cancelled
charges will be made.
no later than December 15. After that date no cancellation will
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 following:
add/drop period, and the student withdraws from
(a) the father, mother, or guardian of the student if an
school, tuition and fee assessments will be reduced
unemancipated minor, or (b) the student if married or over
according to the following schedule:
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
add/drop period, 60 percent reduction in charges.
be 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,
PLEASE NOTE: Students receiving federal financial aid
23-7-103(2)(m)(II) for exact provisions. In a case where a
under the Title IV programs or Colorado financial aid pro-
court has appointed a guardian or granted custody, it shall be
grams may have a different refund determined as required by
required that the court certify that the primary purpose of
federal or Colorado law or regulations.
such appointment was not to qualify the minor for resident
The schedule above applies to the Fall and Spring semes-
tuition status.
ters. The time periods for the Summer sessions - Field and
Nonresident Students
Summer - will be adjusted in proportion to the reduced num-
To become a resident of Colorado for tuition classifica-
ber of days in these semesters.
tion under state statutes, a student must be domiciled in
Room and board refunds are pro-rated to the date of
Colorado for one year or more immediately preceding the
checkout from the Residence Hall. Arrangements must be
first day of class for the semester for which such classifica-
made with the Housing Office. Student health insurance
tion is sought. A person must be emancipated before domi-
charges are not refundable. The insurance remains in effect
cile can be established separate from the domicile of the
for the entire semester.
parents. Emancipation for tuition purposes takes place auto-
matically when a person turns 22 years of age or marries.
PLEASE NOTE: Students receiving federal financial aid
under the Title IV programs may have a different refund de-
The establishment of domicile for tuition purposes has
termined as required by federal law or regulations.
two inseparable elements: (1) a permanent place of habitation
in Colorado and (2) intent to remain in Colorado with no
Residency Qualifications
intent to be domiciled elsewhere. The twelve-month waiting
A student is classified as a resident or nonresident for
period does not begin until both elements exist. Documenta-
tuition purposes at the time admission is granted. The classi-
tion of the following is part of the petitioning process to docu-
fication is based upon information furnished by the student.
ment physical presence: copies of rental arrangements, rent
The student who, due to subsequent events, becomes eligible
receipts, copy of warranty deed if petitioner owns the personal
for resident tuition must make formal application to the
residence property and verification of dates of employment.
Registrar for a change of status.
Documentation of the following is part of the petitioning
A student who willfully gives wrong information to evade
process to document intent: Colorado drivers license, motor
payment of nonresident tuition shall be subject to serious
vehicle registration (as governed by Colorado Statute), voter
disciplinary action. The final decision regarding tuition status
registration, payment of Colorado state income taxes, owner-
rests with the Tuition Appeals Committee of Colorado
ship of residential real estate property in the state (particularly
School of Mines.
if the petitioner resides in the home), any other factor pecu-
liar to the individual which tends to establish the necessary
Resident Students
intent to make Colorado one’s permanent place of habitation.
A person whose legal residence is permanently estab-
lished in Colorado may continue to be classified as a resident
Nonresident students wishing to obtain further informa-
student so long as such residence is maintained even though
tion on the establishment of residency or to apply for resident
circumstances may require extended absences from the state.
status should contact the Registrar’s Office. The “Petition
for In-State Tuition Classification” is due in the Registrar’s
Qualification for resident tuition requires both (1) proof
Office by the first day of classes of the term the student is
of adoption of the state as a fixed and permanent home,
requesting resident status.
demonstrating physical presence within the state at the time
of such adoption, together with the intention of making Colo-
rado the true home; and (2) living within the state for 12 con-
secutive 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 who
Undergraduate Student Financial Assistance
are children of alumni who have been active in the CSM
The role of the CSM Financial Assistance Program is
Alumni Association for the two years prior to the student’s
to enable students to enroll and complete their educations,
enrollment. The one-year grants carry a value of $1,000. The
regardless of their financial circumstances. In fulfilling
students may also receive a senior award, based on their aca-
this role, the Office of Financial Aid administered over
demic scholarship, and the availability of funds.
$28 million in total assistance in 2003-2004, including over
President’s Scholarships are awarded to incoming fresh-
$9.1 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 appli-
residents. Based on high school records, an essay, and other
cation for CSM merit-based scholarships for new students
information, a CSM Student Government committee selects
(the Athletic and Military Science Departments have their
students for these four-year awards.
own application procedures for their scholarships). Contin-
Specially named scholarships are provided by friends
uing students may be recommended by their major depart-
of CSM who are interested in assisting qualified students to
ment for scholarships designated for students from that
prepare for careers in science and engineering related to the
department. To apply for need-based CSM, federal and Colo-
energy industries and high technology. The generosity of the
rado assistance, students should complete the Free Applica-
following donors is recognized:
tion 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
Adolph Coors Foundation
continuing students are sent an award letter in early May.
Alcoa Foundation
Alcoa Foundation
Types of Financial Assistance
Robert L. Allardyce Endowment
Robert L. Allardyce
Need-based assistance will typically include grants, part-
Amoco CEPR
Amoco Foundation
time employment, and student loans. Grants are provided by
Amoco Foundation Fund
Amoco Foundation
CSM, by the State of Colorado (Colorado State Grants), and
The S.E. Anderson ’32 Fund
S.E. Anderson
by the federal government (Pell Grants and Supplemental
Frank & Peter Andrews Endowed
Estate of P.T. Andrews
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 to
Benjamin Arkin Memorial
Harry and Betty Arkin
help pay for books, travel, and other personal expenses.
Timothy Ashe & Blair Burwell Endowed
Various
Student Loans may be offered from two federal programs:
R.C. Baker Foundation
R.C. Baker Foundation
the Perkins Student Loan, or the Stafford Student Loan.
Barlow & Haun Endowed
Barlow & Haun
Supplemental student loans may also be offered through
Paul Bartunek Memorial
Estate of Paul Bartunek/Various
private bank loan programs.
C.W. Barry Endowed
Various
The Alumni Association of CSM administers a loan
Boettcher Foundation
Boettcher Foundation
program designed to assist juniors and seniors who have
David S. Bolin Endowed
Various
exhausted their other sources of funds. These are short term
BP Exploration Inc.
BP Exploration
loans which require repayment within three years after grad-
Quenton L. Brewer Memorial Endowed
Quenton Brewer
uation, and have been made available through the contribu-
David C. Brown Fund
David C. and Yukiko Brown
tions of CSM alumni.
Dean Burger Memorial Fund
Ben L. Fryrear
Bruce Carlson Mining Fund
Various
Merit-based assistance is offered to recognize students
Michael E. Carr Endowed
Michael Carr
who have special talents or achievements. Academic awards
Lynll Champion Endowed
Charles Champion
to new students are made on the basis of their high school
Celcius Scholarship
Celcius
records, SAT or ACT test scores, academic interests, and
Chevron Corp. USA
Chevron
extracurricular activities. Continuing students receive schol-
Faculty/CR Various
arships based on their academic performance at CSM, partic-
Norman J. Christie Canadian Endowed
Various
ularly in their major field of study, and on financial need.
Ted Christiansen Fund
Ted Christiansen
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Melvin F. Coolbaugh Award
Class ’33 Alumni
B.E. Mares Trust Undergrad Scholarship in Petroleum
Class of 39 Endowed Athletic
Class of ’39/Various
Engineering
B.E. Mares
Class of 1942 Memorial
Various
Barbara Jean Martinez Memorial
Martinez Family/Various
Class of 1952 Endowed
Class of ’52/Various
Math Undergraduate
Various
Collester Endowed Fund
Stewart M. Collester
Vernon L. Mattson Fund
Alience M. Mattson
Malcom E. Collier Endowed
Malcom Collier, Jr.
Maxwell L. McCormick Memorial
Maxwell McCormick
Coulter Foundation Undergraduate V.V. Coulter Foundation
Joseph McNeil Memorial
Harry L. McNeill
Cyprus Minerals Company
Cyprus
Thomas Mead Endowed
William Mead
Chester Davis Chemistry
Chester Davis
Donald & Barbara Miller
Donald & Barbara Miller
Lawrence S. DeMarco Memorial
Various
Minerals Industry Education Foundation Endowed
Denver Gem & Mineral Guild
Denver Gem & Mineral
Minerals Inc. Education Foundation
Denver Geophysical Society
Denver Geophysical Society
Faculty Mining Fund
Various
Kuno Doerr, Jr. Memorial
Q.M. Fitzgerald
Minorco (USA) Scholarship
Minorco
Tenney Cook DeSollar
Estate of Edythe Desollar
Mobil Oil Corp
Mobil Oil
Philip F. Dickson Memorial
Family of P F. Dickson
Rex Monahan Scholarship in Geology
Rex Monahan
Brian & Elizabeth Downward Memorial
Various
John Moore Endowed Scholarship
Florence Moore
Edna Dumke Memorial
Various
James D. & Lois H. Mulryan Endowed
Faculty, Division of Engineering
Various
James & Lois Mulryan
Exxon Coal & Mineral Co.
Exxon
Earl H. Murchison Memorial
Irene Murchison
FMC Gold Student Support
FMC Foundation
Newmont Mining Corporation
Newmont Mining
Charles F. Fogarty Fund
Mrs. Charles F. Fogarty
Duane T. Nutter Estate
Bequest
Foundry Educational Foundation
Oryx Energy Company
Oryx
Foundry Educational Foundation
John W. Page Foundation
J.W. Page Foundation
Frank C. Frischknecht Geophysics Fund
Ben Parker & James Boyd Student Development
Dr. Jaqueline Frischknecht
Dr. & Mrs. James Boyd
Maxwell E. Gardner Memorial
Various
Russell Barnett Paul Memorial
Lee Paul
Garg Endowed Fund
Arvind & Om Garg
Pennzoil Student Financial Aid
Pennzoil
Faculty/Geochemistry Various
Franklin H. Persse Scholarship
Franklin H. Persse
Faculty/Geology Various
Phelps Dodge NASP
Phelps Dodge
Robert L. Gibson Endowed
Estate of R.L. Gibson
John S. Phillips Memorial Fund/Geology
D.R. Phillips
Gulf Oil Foundation
Gulf Oil Foundation
Phillips Petroleum Co.
Phillips Petroleum
Margaret & Al Harding Fund
Mr. & Mrs. Harding
Robert G. Piper/Wisconsin Centrifugal Endowed Fund
Charles J. Hares Memorial
Various
Wisconsin Centrifugal
George Robert & Robert Michael Harris
Robert Harris
Paula S. Pustmueller
Various
Scott W. Hazen Endowed Financial Aid
Ben M. Rastall
Ben Rastall
Scott & Dorothy Hazen
Runners of the Rockies
Runners of the Rockies
H.H. Harris Foundation
H.H. Harris Foundation
Rocky Mtn. Coal Mining Institute Rocky Mtn Coal Institute
Hill Foundation
Hill Foundation
Rocky Mountain Chapter ASM
ASM
Robert E. Hochscheid Memorial
Various
Rowlinson Endowed
Norman Rowlinson
Edward C. Horne
Mr. Horne
Robert Sayre Endowed
Robert Sayre
Charles Horvath Endowed
C. Horvath Estate
Schlechten Fund
Daniel Delaney
David C. Johnston Memorial
Geo R. Brown
Schlumberger Collegiate Award
Schlumberger Foundation.
Kaiser Aluminum Fund
Kaiser Aluminum
Viola Seaver Memorial
V. Seaver Estate
Wm. Keck Foundation
Wm. Keck Foundation
Shell Foundation Incentive Fund
Shell
John V. Kline Memorial
Estate of John Kline/Various
Robert Shipley Memorial
Ulsinternl Inc
James A. Kohm Memorial
F. A. Kohm
SME-AIME Coal Division Fund
SME-AIME
Richard & Marie Kuehl Scholarship Richard & Marie Kuehl
Sonnenfeld PHD
Amoco
Francis J. & Mary Labriola Endowed
Mr. & Mrs. Labriola
Eugene M. Staritzky Fund
Anna S. Stern
Parker Liddell Memorial
Estate of Parker Liddell
Ted P. Stockmar Fund
Holme Roberts Owen
Linn Scholarship
Linn Family
Stoddard Endowed Memorial
Edna L. Stoddard
Frank Lindeman Jr. Memorial
Various
Jeanne Storrer & R. Charles Earlougher Endowed
George & Susan Lindsay
Susan Lindsay Trust
Charles Earlougher
John P. Lockridge Fund
John P. Lockridge
Ruth and Vernon Taylor Foundation
R & V Taylor
Paul Cyrus Mann Memorial
Various
J. & M. Thompson Endowed Undergraduate - Mining
Marathon Oil Company
Marathon Oil
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, or
Union Pacific Foundation
Union Pacific
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 be
G.C. Weaver
G.C. Weaver
limited to, grants, scholarships, fellowships, or loans funded
Frederick L. (Fritz) and Virginia Weigand Scholarship Fund
by public or private sources, as well as all income not consid-
Frederick Weigand
ered taxable income by the Internal Revenue Service. Upon
Loren Weimer Memorial
Bob & Ruth Weimer
receipt of this information, CSM shall evaluate, and may
Frank & Mary Weiszmann
F. & M. Weiszmann
adjust any financial assistance provided to the student from
Anna Lee White Endowed
Mrs. Anna Lee White
CSM, Colorado, or federal funds. No student shall receive
Charles H. Wickman Memorial
Charles Wickman
financial assistance from CSM if such student’s total assis-
John H. & Harriette Wilson Student Aid-Endowed
tance from all sources exceeds the total cost of the student’s
Mr. & Mrs. John Wilson
education at CSM. For the purpose of this paragraph, the
Jerome Yopps Memorial
Various
“total cost of education” shall be defined to include the cost
Athletic scholarships may be awarded to promising student-
of tuition, fees, books, room and board, necessary travel, and
athletes in seventeen men’s and women’s sports. The
reasonable personal expenses.
scholarships are renewable for up to three years, based on
Funds for the Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental
the recommendation of the Athletics Department.
Educational Opportunity Grant, Federal College Work-Study
Army ROTC scholarships are available from CSM and the
Program, Federal Perkins Loan, Federal Stafford Loan, and
U.S. Army for outstanding young men and women who
Federal Parent Loan for Undergraduate Students are provided
are interested in a military career. The one, two, three, and
in whole or part by appropriations of the United States Con-
four-year scholarships can provide up to full tuition and
gress. The Colorado General Assembly provides funds for
fees, a book allowance, and a monthly stipend for personal
the Colorado Grant, Colorado Leveraging Educational Assis-
expenses. The CSM Military Science Department assists
tance Program, Colorado Merit Scholarship, Colorado Ath-
students in applying for these scholarships.
letic Scholarship, and Colorado Work-Study programs. These
U.S. Navy Scholarships through the Civil Engineering Pro-
programs are all subject to renewed funding each year.
gram, Nuclear Power Officer Program, and Baccalaureate
Satisfactory Academic Progress
Degree Completion Program are also available to CSM
CSM students receiving scholarships must make satisfac-
students. The local Navy Recruiting District Office pro-
tory academic progress as specified in the rules and regula-
vides information about these scholarships.
tions for each individual scholarship.
U.S. Air Force ROTC Scholarships are available from CSM
Students receiving assistance from federal, Colorado or
and the U.S. Air Force. The three and four year scholar-
need-based CSM funds must make satisfactory academic
ships can provide up to full tuition, fees, a book allowance,
progress toward their degree. Satisfactory progress is defined
and a stipend. Further information is available through the
as successfully completing a minimum of 12 credits each
Department of Aerospace Studies at the University of
semester with a minimum 2.000 grade average. Students who
Colorado Boulder (the official home base for the CSM
register part-time must successfully complete all of the
detachment).
credits for which they register with a minimum 2.000 grade
In addition to scholarships through CSM, many students
average. If students are deficient in either the credit hour or
receive scholarships from their hometown civic, religious or
grade average measure, they will receive a one semester pro-
other organizations. All students are urged to contact organi-
bationary period during which they must return to satisfactory
zations with which they or their parents are affiliated to
standing by completing at least 12 credits with a minimum
investigate such scholarships. The Financial Aid Office re-
2.000 grade average. If this is not done, their eligibility will
serves the right, unless otherwise instructed by the student, to
be terminated until such time as they return to satisfactory
release the student’s information to scholarship providers for
standing. In addition, if students totally withdraw from CSM,
the purpose of assisting students in obtaining scholarships.
or receive grades of F in all of their courses, their future
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financial aid eligibility will be terminated. Students receiv-
Refunds
ing all F’s for a semester will have their financial assistance
If students completely withdraw from all of their classes
retroactively terminated unless they can prove class atten-
during a semester, they may be eligible for a refund (a reduc-
dance. Financial aid eligibility termination may be appealed
tion in tuition and fees, and room or board if they live on
to the Director of Financial Aid on the basis of extenuating or
campus, and a return of funds to the financial aid programs
special circumstances having negatively affected the student’s
from which the student is receiving assistance). If a student
academic performance.
is receiving federal or Colorado assistance, there will be no
Study Abroad
refund given after the date on which students have completed
Students who will be studying abroad through a program
at least 60% of the semester. The refund will be calculated as
sponsored by CSM may apply for all forms of financial assis-
required by Federal law or regulation, or by the method de-
tance as if they were registered for and attending classes at
scribed in the section on “Payments and Refunds,” using the
CSM. Financial assistance will be based on the student’s
method that will provide the largest reduction in charges for
actual expenses for the program of study abroad.
the student. For the purposes of this policy, the official with-
drawal date is the date as specified on the withdrawal form
For additional information about Study Abroad oppor-
by the student. If the student withdraws unofficially by leav-
tunities, contact the Office of International Programs,
ing campus without completing the check-out procedure, the
Stratton 109; (303) 384-2121.
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
men and women. The traditional style includes Bradford,
the 6th Avenue and 19th Street intersection on 55 acres
Randall, Morgan, and Thomas Halls with primarily double
owned by CSM. The first phase of Mines Park (112 units)
bedrooms and a bathroom on each floor. There are a limited
was completed in 1998 and the second phase (160 units) will
number of single rooms available. Weaver Towers features
be finished for fall semester 2004. The complex houses some
seven or eight person suites with each suite containing both
freshmen, upper class students, and families. Residents must
single and double bedrooms, a living/study room and two
be full-time students.
bathrooms. Each Residence Hall complex houses mailboxes,
Units are complete with refrigerators, stoves, dishwashers,
lounge areas, TV room, and coin operated washers and
cable television and campus phone lines and T-1 connections
dryers. Each occupant has a wardrobe or closet, storage
to the campus network system. There are two community
drawers, mirror, a study desk and chair, and a wall bookshelf.
centers which contain laundry facilities, recreational/study
All rooms are equipped with data connections, cable TV
space, and a convenience store.
(basic) service, a phone (campus, with optional voice mail),
and upgraded electrical systems. The student is responsible
Rates are as follows:
for damage to the room or furnishings. Colorado School of
Mines Park Family Housing
Mines assumes no responsibility for loss or theft of personal
1 bedroom
$625/mo
belongings. Living in the CSM Residence Halls is convenient,
2 bedroom
$720/mo
comfortable, and provides the best opportunity for students
3 bedroom
$880/mo
to take advantage of the student activities offered on campus.
Mines Park Apartment Housing
Dining Facilities
1 bedroom
$625/mo
Colorado School of Mines operates a dining hall in the
2 bedroom
$844/mo
Ben H. Parker Student Center. Under the provisions for the
3 bedroom
$1,125/mo
operation of the residence halls, students who live in the resi-
For an application to any of the campus housing options,
dence halls are required to board in the School dining hall.
please contact the Housing Office at (303) 273-3350 or visit
Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served Monday through
the Student Life office in the Ben Parker Student Center,
Friday, lunch and dinner on Saturday and brunch and dinner
Room 218.
on Sunday. Students not living in a residence hall may pur-
chase any one of several meal plans which best meets their
Fraternities, Sororities
individual needs. No meals are served during breaks
A student who is a member of one of the national Greek
(Thanksgiving, Christmas and Spring Break).
organizations on campus is eligible to live in Fraternity or
Sorority housing. Most of the organizations have their own
houses, and provide room and board to members living in the
house. All full time, undergraduate students are eligible 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
5. Applicants from the United States and Canada are required
Colorado School of Mines admits students who have
to submit the scores of either the Scholastic Aptitude Test
demonstrated the ability to do classroom and laboratory
(SAT) of the College Entrance Examination Board or the
work and profit from our programs. The decision to admit a
American College Test (ACT) battery. Applications for
student is based on his or her ability to earn a degree at CSM.
either the SAT or ACT may be obtained from the high
Criteria considered in evaluating students include (1) pattern
school counselors, or by writing to Educational Testing
of course work in high school or college, (2) grades earned in
Service, P.O. Box 592, Princeton, NJ 08541 for the SAT;
those courses, (3) rank in class, (4) ACT or SAT test scores,
or to the American College Testing Program, P.O. Box
and (5) other available test scores. No single criterion for
168, Iowa City, IA 52243 for the ACT. You may also
admission is used; however, the most important factor is the
register online at www.collegeboard.com (SAT) and
academic record in high school or college.
www.act.org (ACT).
The admission requirements below are minimum require-
Transfer Students
ments which may change after a catalog has been printed. The
An applicant to CSM is considered to be a transfer student
Board of Trustees, CSM’s governing board, reserves the right
if he or she has enrolled in coursework at another college
to deviate from published admission requirements. In such
after graduating from high school. The minimum admissions
cases, changes in admission policy would be widely publicized.
requirements for all transfer students are as follows:
Freshmen
1. Students transferring from another college or university
The minimum admission requirements for all high school
must have completed the same high school course require-
graduates who have not attended a college or university are
ments as entering freshmen. A transcript of the applicant’s
as follows:
high school record is required. ACT or SAT test scores are
not required if the student has completed a minimum of 30
1. An applicant must be a graduate of an accredited high
credit hours of college credit.
school.
2. Applicants must present official college transcripts from
2. An applicant should rank in the upper one-third of their
all colleges attended. Applicants should have an overall 2.5
graduating class. Consideration will be given to applicants
(C+) grade point average or better. Students presenting a
below this level on evidence of strong motivation, superior
lower GPA will be given careful consideration and acted
test scores, and recommendation from principal or counselor.
on individually.
3. The following 16 units of secondary school work must be
3. An applicant who cannot re-enroll at the institution from
completed upon graduation from high school:
which he or she wishes to transfer because of scholastic
Algebra . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
record or other reason will be evaluated on a case-by-case
Geometry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
basis.
Advanced Mathematics (including Trigonometry) . . . . . . 1
4. Completed or “in progress” college courses - which meet
English . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
CSM graduation requirements - are eligible for transfer
History or Social Studies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
credit if the grade earned is a “C” or better.
Academic Elective . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Laboratory Science . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Former Students
The minimum admission requirements for those students
One unit of laboratory science must be either chemistry or
who have previously attended CSM are as follows:
physics. The second and third units may be chemistry,
physics, zoology, botany, geology, etc. with laboratory.
1. Any student who has attended another college or univer-
Both physics and chemistry are recommended for two of
sity since last enrolling at CSM must apply for admission
the three required units. General Science is not acceptable
as a transfer student.
as a science unit, however it is acceptable as an academic
2. Any student who did not complete the semester immedi-
elective unit.
ately preceding the beginning of the period for which he
4. The 3 units of academic electives (social studies, mathe-
or she wishes to enroll must be re-admitted to CSM by the
matics, English, science, or foreign language) must be ac-
Admissions Office.
ceptable to the applicant’s high school to meet graduation
3. A former student, returning after a period of suspension,
requirements. For applicants submitting GED Equivalency
must apply for admission to the Admissions Office and
Diplomas, these units may be completed by the GED test.
must furnish an approval for such re-enrollment from the
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Readmissions Committee of Colorado School of Mines.
Applications for undergraduate study cannot be accepted
Appropriate forms to apply for admission may be obtained
later than 21 days prior to the date of registration confirma-
from the Admissions Office.
tion for any academic semester or summer session. Admis-
International Students
sion for any semester or term may close whenever CSM’s
budgeted number of students has been met.
The minimum admission requirements for those students
who are not citizens of the United States or Canada are as
High School Graduates
follows:
Colorado high school applicants should obtain applica-
1. Students from outside the United States and Canada must
tions from their high school counselor or principal or write
meet the specified unit requirements in secondary educa-
the Admissions Office. Out-of-state applicants should write
tion for entering freshmen, or for students entering after
the Admissions Office, Colorado School of Mines, 1600
having completed some college education. Students from
Maple Street, Golden, CO 80401, for application forms.
countries using the English system of examinations must
Applicants can apply online at www.mines.edu.
have earned First Class or First Division rank on their most
A student may apply for admission any time after com-
recent examination to be eligible for admission.
pleting the 11th grade. The application will be evaluated
2. The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is
upon receipt of the completed application form, a high school
required of all international students whose native language
transcript showing courses completed, courses remaining to
is not English. Information and application forms for this
be completed, ranking in class, other pertinent data, and SAT
test, which is given four times each year all over the world,
or ACT test scores. In some cases, the grades or marks re-
may be obtained from the College Entrance Examination
ceived in courses taken during the first half of the senior year
Board, P.O. Box 592, Princeton, NJ 08541, U.S.A. Or
may be required. Applicants who meet freshman admission
online at www.toefl.org.
requirements are admitted subject to completion of all en-
trance requirements and high school graduation.
3. If a TOEFL exam score indicates that the applicant will be
handicapped academically, as a condition for admission
Transfer Students
the applicant may be required to enroll in the INTERLINK
Guaranteed Transfer
Language program until the required proficiency is
Colorado School of Mines is a signatory to the Colorado
achieved. The INTERLINK Language program offers
Statewide Engineering Articulation Agreement, which can be
intensive English language instruction and skills develop-
viewed at www.mines.edu/admiss/ugrad/. Beginning with
ment for academic success. See the detailed description of
admissions in 2003–2004, this agreement determines trans-
INTERLINK in Section 8 of this Bulletin.
ferability of coursework for engineering students in the state
of Colorado. All students transferring into CSM under the
Nondegree Students
terms of the statewide agreement are strongly encouraged to
A nondegree student is one who has not applied to pursue
be advised by the CSM Admissions Office on their planned
a degree program at CSM but wishes to take courses regularly
course of study. Credits earned more than 10 years previ-
offered on campus. Such students may take any course for
ously will not transfer.
which they have the prerequisites as listed in the CSM Bul-
letin or have the permission of the instructor. Transcripts or
Transfer by Review
evidence of the prerequisites are required. An applicant for
Undergraduate students at another college or university
admission to the undergraduate school who does not meet
who wish to transfer to CSM should request an application
admission requirements may not fulfill deficiencies through
for admission from the Admissions Office or apply online at
this means. Exception to this rule can be made only by the
www.mines.edu.
Director of Enrollment Management. A maximum of 12
A transfer student should apply for admission at the be-
hours of nondegree credit from Colorado School of Mines
ginning of the final quarter or semester of attendance at his or
may be transferred to an undergraduate degree program.
her present college. The application will be evaluated upon
receipt of the completed application form, high school tran-
Admission Procedures
script, transcripts from each university or college attended,
All Applicants
and a list of courses in progress. The Admissions Office will
Documents received by CSM in connection with appli-
then notify the student of his or her admission status. Admis-
cations for admission or transfer of credit will not be dupli-
sion is subject to satisfactory completion of current courses
cated, returned to the applicant, or forwarded to any agency
in progress and submission of a final transcript.
or any other institution.
Advanced Placement and International
A $45.00 non-refundable application fee is required from
Baccalaureate
all applicants.
Course work completed under the Advanced Placement
Program in a high school may be accepted for college credit
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provided that the Advanced Placement Program Test grade is
any semester to be certified as a full- time student for full-
either 5 (highest honors) or 4 (honors). For a score of three
time benefits. Any hours taken under the full-time category
(creditable) on the test, credit may or may not be given sub-
will decrease the benefits to 3/4 time, 1/2 time, or tuition
ject to a study of the A.P. test and related materials, placement
payment only.
test data, high school record, and other test scores available.
All changes in hours, addresses, marital status, or depend-
No credit will be given if the test grade is 2 (pass) or 1 (fail).
ents are to be reported to the Veterans Counseling Office as
In special cases, advanced placement may be granted for
soon as possible so that overpayment or under payment may
course work not completed under the College Entrance
be avoided. Veterans must see the Veteran’s Counselor each
Examination Board Program. Students wishing such credit
semester to be certified for any benefits for which they may
may demonstrate competence by writing the Advanced
be eligible. In order for veterans to continue to receive bene-
Placement Examination on the subject. Information can be
fits, they must make satisfactory progress as defined by Colo-
secured from the College Entrance Examination Board,
rado School of Mines.
P.O. Box 592, Princeton, NJ 08541.
Academic Regulations
Course work completed under the International Bacca-
Deficiencies
laureate Program in high school may be accepted for college
The curricula at Colorado School of Mines have been
credit provided that the International Baccalaureate Program
especially designed so that the course work flows naturally
Exam grade is a 5, 6, or 7 on selected standard and higher-
from course to course and year to year. Thus, it is important
level exams. In some cases, departmental approval is required
that deficiencies in lower numbered courses be scheduled in
before credit is granted.
preference to more advanced work.
Declaration of Option
Prerequisites
The curriculum during the first two semesters at CSM
It is the responsibility of each student to make certain that
is the same for everyone; therefore, students are not required
the proper prerequisites for all courses have been met. Regis-
to choose a major before the end of the freshman year. All
tration in a course without the necessary prerequisite may re-
students must have declared a major by the beginning of the
sult in dismissal from the class or a grade of F (Failed) in the
junior year.
course.
Medical Record
Remediation
A health history prepared by the student, a medical exam-
The Colorado Commission on Higher Education specifies
ination performed by the student’s physician and an updated
a remedial programs policy in which any first-time freshmen
immunization record completed by the student and the physi-
admitted to public institutions of higher education in Colo-
cian, nurse or health authority comprise the medical record.
rado with ACT (or equivalent) scores of less than 18 in read-
A medical record is required for full time students entering
ing or English, or less than 19 in mathematics, are required to
CSM for the first time, or following an absence of more than
participate in remedial studies. At the Colorado School of
12 calendar months.
Mines, these remedial studies will be conducted through
The medical record will be sent to the student after ac-
required tutoring in Nature and Human Values for reading
ceptance for admission. The medical record must be updated
and writing, and Calculus for Scientists and Engineers I for
and completed and then returned to the Student Health Cen-
mathematics, and the consequent achievement of a grade
ter before permission to enroll is granted. Proof of immunity
of C or better.
consists of an official Certificate of Immunization signed by
Transfer Credit
a physician, nurse, or public health official which documents
New Transfer Students
measles, mumps and rubella immunity. The Certificate must
Upon matriculation, a transfer student will receive the
specify the type of vaccine and the dates (month, day, year)
prescribed academic credit for courses taken at another insti-
of administration or written evidence of laboratory tests
tution if these courses are listed in a current articulation
showing immunity to measles, mumps and rubella.
agreement and transfer guide between CSM and that insti-
The completed medical record is confidential and will be
tution. Credits earned more than 10 years in advance of
kept in the Student Health Center. The record will not be re-
admission will not transfer. When an articulation agreement
leased unless the student signs a written release.
does not exist with another institution, the transfer student
Veterans
may receive credit for a course taken at another institution,
Colorado School of Mines is approved by the Colorado
subject to review by the appropriate CSM department head
State Approving Agency for Veteran Benefits under chapters
or designate to ensure course equivalency.
30, 31, 32, 35, and 1606. Undergraduates must register for
Continuing Students
and maintain 12 credit hours, and graduate students must
Students who are currently enrolled at CSM may transfer
register for and maintain 10 credit hours of graduate work in
credit in required courses only in extenuating circumstances,
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upon the advance approval of the Registrar, the department
Independent Study
head of the appropriate course, and the department head of
For each semester credit hour awarded for independent
the student’s option. Upon return, credit will be received sub-
study a student is expected to invest approximately 25 hours
ject to review by the appropriate department head. Forms for
of effort in the educational activity involved. To register for
this purpose are available in the Registrar’s Office, and the
independent study, a student should get from the Registrar’s
process is reviewed periodically by the Office of the Vice
Office the form provided for that purpose, have it completed
President for Academic Affairs.
by the instructor involved and the appropriate department/
Returning Students
division head, and return it to the Registrar’s Office.
Students who have matriculated at CSM, withdrawn,
Absenteeism
applied for readmission and wish to transfer in credit taken
Class attendance is required of all undergraduates unless
at an institution while they were absent from CSM, must ob-
the student is representing the School in an authorized activ-
tain approval, upon return, of the department head of the ap-
ity, in which case the student will be allowed to make up any
propriate course, the department head of the student’s option,
work missed. Students who miss academic work (including
and the Registrar.
but not limited to exams, homework, labs) while participating
In all cases, requests for transfer credit are initiated in the
in school sponsored activities must either be given the oppor-
Admissions Office and processed by the Registrar.
tunity to make up this work in a reasonable period of time or
be excused from such work. It is the responsibility of the
Course Withdrawals, Additions and Drops
student to initiate arrangements for such work. Proof of ill-
Courses may be added or dropped without fee or penalty
ness may be required before makeup of missed work is per-
during the first 11 school days of a regular academic term
mitted. Excessive absence may result in a failing grade in the
(first 4 school days of a 6-week field course or the first 6
course. Determination of excessive absence is a departmental
school days of the 8-week summer term).
prerogative.
Continuing students may withdraw from any course after
The Office of the Dean of Students, if properly informed,
the eleventh day of classes through the tenth week for any
will send a notice of excused absence of three days or more
reason with a grade of W. After the tenth week, no with-
to faculty members for (1) an absence because of illness
drawals are permitted except in cases of withdrawal from
or injury for which documentation will be required; (2) an
school or for extenuating circumstances under the auspices
absence because of a death in the immediate family, i.e., a
of the Office of Academic Affairs and through the Office of
spouse, child, parent, grandparent, or sibling. For excused
the Registrar. A grade of F will be given in courses which
absences students must be provided the opportunity to make
are withdrawn from after the deadline without approval.
up all missed work.
Freshmen in their first and second semesters and transfer
Withdrawal from School
students in their first semester are permitted to withdraw
A student may officially withdraw from CSM by process-
from courses with no grade penalty through the Friday prior
ing a Withdrawal from School form available in the Student
to the last week of classes.
Development Office. Completion of the form through the
All add/drop are initiated in the Registrar’s Office. To
Student Development Office prior to the last day of sched-
withdraw from a course (with a “W”) a student must obtain
uled classes for that term will result in W’s being assigned to
the appropriate form from the Registrar’s office, have it ini-
courses in progress. Failure to officially withdraw will result
tialed by the instructor and signed by the student’s advisor/
in the grades of courses in progress being recorded as F’s.
mentor to indicate acknowledgment of the student’s action,
Leaving school without having paid tuition and fees will
and return it to the Registrar’s Office by close of business on
result in a hold being placed against the transcript. Either
the last day that a withdrawal is authorized. Acknowledgment
of these actions would make future enrollment at CSM or
(by initials) by the division/department is required in only 2
another college more difficult.
cases: 1. when a course is added after the 11th day of the
semester and 2. when the Registrar has approved, for extenu-
Grades
ating circumstances, a withdrawal after the last date specified
When a student registers in a course, one of the following
(a “late withdrawal”). Approval of a late withdrawal can be
grades will appear on his academic record, except that if a
given by the Registrar acting on behalf of the Office of Aca-
student registered as NC fails to satisfy all conditions, no
demic Affairs in accordance with CSM’s refund policy, and
record of this registration in the course will be made. The
in compliance with federal regulations.
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 sched-
strated mastery of the material listed in the course outline and
ule after the first 11 days of class, except in cases beyond the
achievement of the stated course objectives.
student’s control or withdrawal from school. All add/drop are
initiated in the Registrar’s Office.
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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 in
WI
Involuntarily Withdrawn
the course and comply with all conditions stipulated by the
W
Withdrew, No Penalty
course instructor, except that if a student registered as NC
T
Transfer Credit
fails to satisfy all conditions, no record of this registration in
PRG
In Progress
the course will be made.
PRU
In Progress Unsatisfactory
INC
Incomplete
Grade Appeal Process
NC
Not for Credit
CSM faculty have the responsibility, and sole authority
Z
Grade not yet submitted
for, assigning grades. As instructors, this responsibility in-
M
Thesis Completed
cludes clearly stating the instructional objectives of a course,
defining how grades will be assigned in a way that is con-
Incomplete Grade
sistent with these objectives, and then assigning grades. It is
If a student, because of illness or other reasonable excuse,
the student’s responsibility to understand the grading criteria
fails to complete a course, a grade of INC (Incomplete) is
and then maintain the standards of academic performance
given. The grade INC indicates deficiency in quantity of
established for each course in which he or she is enrolled.
work and is temporary.
If a student believes he or she has been unfairly graded,
A GRADE OF INC MUST BE REMOVED NOT
the student may appeal this decision to the Faculty Affairs
LATER THAN THE FIRST FOUR WEEKS OF THE
Committee of the Faculty Senate. The Faculty Affairs Com-
FIRST SEMESTER OF ATTENDANCE FOLLOWING
mittee is the faculty body authorized to review and modify
THAT IN WHICH IT WAS RECEIVED. Upon failure to
course grades, in appropriate circumstances. Any decision
remove an INC within the time specified, it shall be changed
made by the Faculty Affairs Committee is final. In evaluating
to an F (failed) by the Registrar.
a grade appeal, the Faculty Affairs Committee will place the
Progress Grade
burden of proof on the student. For a grade to be revised by
The progress grade (PRG), carrying no point value, is
the Faculty Affairs Committee, the student must demonstrate
used primarily for multi-semester courses, such as thesis or
that the grading decision was unfair by documenting that one
certain special project courses which are spread over two
or more of the following conditions applied:
terms. The progress grade will be awarded in MACS111,
1. The grading decision was based on something other than
MACS112, and PHGN100 to students completing the course
course performance, unless the grade was a result of
for the FIRST time who would otherwise have received a
penalty for academic dishonesty.
grade of “D” (an enrollment with a grade of “W” is not con-
sidered a completion). Subsequent to receiving a grade of
2. The grading decision was based on standards that were un-
“PRG,” a student must receive a grade of “D” or higher to
reasonably different from those applied to other students in
move on to the next course in a sequence.
the same section of that course.
Forgiveness of “F” Grade
3. The grading decision was based on standards that differed
substantially and unreasonably from those previously
When a student completing MACS111 or MACS112 or
articulated by the instructor.
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
No grades are changed;
PRG
D or better

“F” received for the first comple-
student can move on
tion will be changed to a “W”. If
No grades are changed;
PRG
F
D or better
the student receives a “PRG”
student can move on
grade (see above), an “F” in any
F is changed to a W;
subsequent semester will not be
F
D or better

student can move on
forgiven.
First F is changed to a W;
The table to the right outlines
F
F
D or better
student can move on
different scenarios associated
with this policy. A “W” is not
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To appeal a grade, the student should proceed as follows:
Quality Hours and Quality Points
1. The student should prepare a written appeal of the grade
For graduation a student must successfully complete a
received in the course. This appeal must clearly define the
certain number of required semester hours and must maintain
basis for the appeal and must present all relevant evidence
grades at a satisfactory level. The system for expressing the
supporting the student’s case.
quality of a student’s work is based on quality points and
quality hours. The grade A represents four quality points,
2. After preparing the written appeal, the student should de-
B three, C two, D one, F none. The number of quality points
liver this appeal to the course instructor and attempt to re-
earned in any course is the number of semester hours assigned
solve the issue directly with the instructor. Written grade
to that course multiplied by the numerical value of the grade
appeals must be delivered to the instructor no later than 10
received. The quality hours earned are the number of semes-
business days after the start of the regular (fall or spring)
ter hours in which grades of A, B, C, D, or F are awarded.
semester immediately following the semester in which the
To compute a grade-point average, the number of cumulative
contested grade was received. In the event that the course
quality hours is divided into the cumulative quality points
instructor is unavailable because of leave, illness, sab-
earned. Grades of W, WI, INC, PRG, PRU, or NC are not
batical, retirement, or resignation from the university, the
counted in quality hours.
course coordinator (first) or the Department Head/Division
Director (second) shall represent the instructor.
Transfer Credit
Transfer credit earned at another institution will have a
3. If after discussion with the instructor, the student is still
T grade assigned but no grade points will be recorded on the
dissatisfied, he or she can proceed with the appeal by sub-
student’s permanent record. Calculation of the grade-point
mitting three copies of the written appeal plus three copies
average will be made from the courses completed at Colo-
of a summary of the instructor/student meetings held in
rado School of Mines by the transfer student.
connection with the previous step to the President of the
Faculty Senate. These must be submitted to the President
Semester Hours
of the Faculty Senate no later than 25 business days after
The number of times a class meets during a week (for
the start of the semester immediately following the semes-
lecture, recitation, or laboratory) determines the number of
ter in which the contested grade was received. The Presi-
semester hours assigned to that course. Class sessions are
dent of the Faculty Senate will forward the student’s
normally 50 minutes long and represent one hour of credit
appeal and supporting documents to the Faculty Affairs
for each hour meeting. Two to four hours of laboratory work
Committee, and the course instructor’s Department
per week are equivalent to 1-semester hour of credit. For the
Head/Division Director.
average student, each hour of lecture and recitation requires
4. The Faculty Affairs Committee will request a response to
at least two hours of preparation. No full-time undergraduate
the appeal from the instructor. On the basis of its review
student may enroll for more than 19 credit hours in one
of the student’s appeal, the instructor’s response, and any
semester. Physical education, advanced ROTC and Honors
other information deemed pertinent to the grade appeal,
Program in Public Affairs courses are excepted. However,
the Faculty Affairs Committee will determine whether the
upon written recommendation of the faculty advisor, the
grade should be revised. The decision rendered will be
better students may be given permission by the Dean of
either: 1) the original grading decision is upheld, or
Students and the Registrar to take additional hours.
2) sufficient evidence exists to indicate a grade has been
Grade-Point Averages
assigned unfairly. In this latter case, the Faculty Affairs
Grade-Point Averages shall be specified, recorded, re-
Committee will assign the student a new grade for the
ported, and used to three figures following the decimal point
course. The Committee’s decision is final. The Commit-
for any and all purposes to which said averages may apply.
tee’s written decision and supporting documentation will
Honor Roll and Dean’s List
be delivered to the President of the Faculty Senate, the
To be placed on the academic honor roll, a student must
office of the VPAA, the student, the instructor, and the
complete at least 14 semester hours with a 3.0-3.499 grade
instructor’s Department Head/Division Director no later
point for the semester, have no grade below C, and no incom-
than 15 business days following the Senate’s receipt of the
plete grade. Those students satisfying the above criteria with
grade appeal.
a semester grade-point average of 3.5 or above are placed on
The schedule, but not the process, outlined above may be
the Dean’s List.
modified upon mutual agreement of the student, the course
Graduation Awards
instructor, and the Faculty Affairs Committee
Graduation awards are determined by the student’s cumu-
lative academic record at the end of the preceding semester.
Students achieving a final cumulative grade point average
of 3.5 or higher, however, will have “with High Scholastic
Honors” shown on their diplomas and on their transcripts.
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Good Standing
semester suspension period is normally the case, exceptions
A student is in good standing at CSM when he or she is
may be granted, particularly in the case of first-semester
enrolled in class(es) and is not on either academic or disci-
freshmen and new transfer students.
plinary probation. Provisional probation does not affect a
No student who is on suspension may enroll in any regu-
student’s being in good standing.
lar academic semester without the written approval of the
Academic Probation and Suspension
Readmissions Committee. However, a student on suspension
Probation
may enroll in a summer session (field camp, academic ses-
sion, or both) with the permission of the Dean of Students.
A student whose cumulative grade-point average falls
Students on suspension who have been given permission to
below the minimum requirements specified (see table below)
enroll in a summer session by the Dean may not enroll in any
will be placed on probation for the following semester. A stu-
subsequent term at CSM without the written permission of
dent on probation is subject to the following restrictions:
the Readmissions Committee. Readmissions Committee
1. may not register for more than 15 credit hours
meetings are held prior to the beginning of each regular
2. may be required to withdraw from intercollegiate athletics
semester and at the end of the spring term.
3. may not run for, or accept appointment to, any campus
A student who intends to appear in person before the
office or committee chairmanship. A student who is placed
Readmissions Committee must register in the Dean of Stu-
on probation while holding a position involving significant
dents Office in person or by letter. Between regular meetings
responsibility and commitment may be required to resign
of the Committee, in cases where extensive travel would be
after consultation with the Dean of Students or the Presi-
required to appear in person, a student may petition in writ-
dent of Associated Students. A student will be removed
ing to the Committee, through the Dean of Students.
from probation when the cumulative grade-point average is
Appearing before the Readmissions Committee by letter
brought up to the minimum, as specified in the table below.
rather than in person will be permitted only in cases of ex-
When a part-time degree undergraduate has attempted a
treme hardship. Such cases will include travel from a great
total of 12 quality hours of credit with a cumulative grade-
distance, e.g. overseas, or travel from a distance which re-
point average of less than 2.0, the student will be placed on
quires leaving a permanent job. Appearing by letter will not
academic probation by the Dean of Students. Should students
be permitted for continuing students in January.
not earn a 2.0 grade-point average for the next semester of
The Readmissions Committee meets immediately before
attendance, they will be subject to suspension.
classes start and the first day of classes. Students applying for
Suspension
readmission must appear at those times except under condi-
A student on probation who fails to meet both the last
tions beyond the control of the student. Such conditions in-
semester grade period requirements and the cumulative
clude a committee appointment load extending beyond the
grade-point average given in the table below will be placed
first day of classes, delay in producing notice of suspension
on suspension. A student who meets the last semester grade
or weather conditions closing highways and airports.
period requirement but fails to achieve the required cumula-
All applications for readmission after a minimum period
tive grade-point average will remain on probation.
away from school, and all appeals of suspension or dismissal,
Total Required
must include a written statement of the case to be made for
Quality Cumulative Last
Semester readmission.
Hours
G.P. Average
G.P. Average
A student who, after being suspended and readmitted
0-18.5
1.7

twice, again fails to meet the required academic standards
19-36.5
1.8
2.0
shall be automatically dismissed. The Readmissions Com-
37-54.5
1.8
2.0
55-72.5
1.9
2.1
mittee will hear a single appeal of automatic dismissal. The
73-90.5
1.9
2.1
appeal will only be heard after demonstration of substantial
91-110.5
2.0
2.2
and significant changes. A period of time sufficient to demon-
111-130.5
2.0
2.2
strate such a charge usually elapses prior to the student
131-150.5
2.0
2.3
attempting to schedule this hearing. The decision of the
A freshman or transfer student who fails to make a grade-
Committee on that single appeal will be final and no further
point average of 1.5 during the first grade period will be
appeal will be permitted.
placed on suspension.
Readmission by the Committee does not guarantee that
Suspension becomes effective immediately when it is
there is space available to enroll. A student must process the
imposed. Readmission after suspension requires written
necessary papers with the Admissions Office prior to seeing
approval from the Readmissions Committee. While a one
the Committee.
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Notification
4. Encumbrance List: Controller and Registrar
Notice of probation, suspension, or dismissal will be
5. Academic Probation/Suspension List: Undergraduate-
mailed to each student who fails to meet catalog requirements.
Dean of Students; Graduate-Graduate Dean
Repeated Failure
6. Advisor File: Academic Advisor
A student who twice fails a required course at Colorado
7. Option/Advisor/Enrolled/ Minority/Foreign List:
School of Mines and is not subject to academic suspension
Registrar, Dean of Students, and Graduate Dean
will automatically be placed on “Special Hold” status with
the Registrar, regardless of the student’s cumulative or
8. Externally Generated SAT/GRE Score Lists:
semester GPA. The student must meet with the Readmissions
Undergraduate-Registrar; Graduate-Graduate Dean
Committee and receive written permission before being
9. Financial Aid File: Financial Aid (closed records)
allowed to register. Transfer credit from another school will
10. Medical History File: School Physician (closed records)
not be accepted for a twice-failed course.
Student Access to Records. The undergraduate student
Access to Student Records
wishing access to a record will make written request to the
Students at the Colorado School of Mines are protected
Dean of Students. The graduate student will make a similar
by the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974,
request to the Dean of the Graduate School. This request will
as amended. This Act was designed to protect the privacy of
include the student’s name, date of request and type of record
education records, to establish the right of students to inspect
to be reviewed. It will be the responsibility of the student’s
and review their education records, and to provide guidelines
dean to arrange a mutually satisfactory time for review. This
for the correction of inaccurate or misleading data through
time will be as soon as practical but is not to be later than 45
informal and formal hearings. Students also have the right to
days from receipt of the request. The record will be reviewed
file complaints with The Family Educational Rights and Pri-
in the presence of the dean or designated representative. If
vacy Act Office (FERPA) concerning alleged failures by the
the record involves a list including other students, steps will
institution to comply with the Act. Copies of local policy can
be taken to preclude the viewing of the other student name
be found in the Registrar’s Office. Contact information for
and information.
FERPA complaints is
Challenge of the Record. If the student wishes to chal-
Family Policy Compliance Office
lenge any part of the record, the appropriate dean will be so
U.S. Department of Education
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decision that the document represents a necessary part of the
Directory Information. The school maintains lists of
record; and, if the student wishes to appeal, (3) convene a
information which may be considered directory information
meeting of the student and the document originator (if rea-
as defined by the regulations. This information includes
sonably available) in the presence of the Vice President for
name, current and permanent addresses and phone numbers,
Academic Affairs as mediator, whose decision will be final.
date of birth, major field of study, dates of attendance,
Destruction of Records. Records may be destroyed at
degrees awarded, last school attended, participation in offi-
any time by the responsible official if not otherwise precluded
cially recognized activities and sports, class, and academic
by law except that no record may be destroyed between the
honors. Students who desire that this information not be
dates of access request and the viewing of the record. If dur-
printed or released must so inform the Registrar before the
ing the viewing of the record any item is in dispute, it may
end of the first two weeks of the fall semester for which the
not be destroyed.
student is registered. Information will be withheld for the
Access to Records by Other Parties. Colorado School
entire academic year unless the student changes this request.
of Mines will not permit access to student records by persons
The student’s signature is required to make any changes for
outside the School except as follows:
the current academic year. The request must be renewed each
fall term for the upcoming year. The following student records
1. In the case of open record information as specified in the
are maintained by Colorado School of Mines at the various
section under Directory Information.
offices listed below:
2. To those people specifically designated by the student. Ex-
1. General Records: Undergraduate-Registrar; Graduate-
amples would include request for transcript to be sent to
Graduate Dean
graduate school or prospective employer.
2. Transcript of Grades: Registrar
3. Information required by a state or federal agency for the
purpose of establishing eligibility for financial aid.
3. Computer Grade Lists: Registrar
4. Accreditation agencies during their on-camp review.
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5. In compliance with a judicial order or lawfully issued
1. The student gains admission to the Graduate School.
subpoena after the student has been notified of the in-
2. The student’s graduate committee agrees that these credits
tended compliance.
are a reasonable part of his graduate program.
6. Any institutional information for statistical purposes which
3. The student provides proof that the courses in question
is not identifiable with a particular student.
were not counted toward those required for the Bachelor’s
7. In compliance with any applicable statue now in effect or
Degree.
later enacted. Each individual record (general, transcript,
4. Graduate courses applied to a graduate degree may not
advisor, and medical) will include a log of those persons not
count toward eligibility for undergraduate financial aid.
employed by Colorado School of Mines who have requested
or obtained access to the student record and the legitimate
Course Substitution
interest that the person has in making the request.
To substitute credit for one course in place of another
course required as part of the approved curricula in the
General Information
catalog, a student must receive the approval of the Registrar,
Academic Calendar
the heads of departments of the two courses, the head of the
The academic year is based on the early semester system.
student’s option department, and the Office of the Vice Presi-
The first semester begins in late August and closes in mid-
dent for Academic Affairs. Forms for this purpose are avail-
December; the second semester begins in mid January and
able in the Registrar’s Office.
closes in mid May.
Change of Bulletin
Classification of Students
It is assumed that each student will graduate under the
Degree seeking undergraduates are classified as follows
requirements of the bulletin in effect at the time of first
according to semester credit hours earned:
enrollment. However, it is possible to change to any sub-
Freshmen
0 to 29.9 semester credit hours
sequent bulletin in effect while the student is enrolled in a
Sophomore
30 to 59.9 semester credit hours
regular semester.
Junior
60 to 89.9 semester credit hours
To change bulletins, a form obtained from the Registrar’s
Senior
90 or more semester credit hours
Office is presented for approval to the head of the student’s
Part-Time Degree Students
option department. Upon receipt of approval, the form must
A part-time degree student may enroll in any course for
be returned to the Registrar’s Office.
which he or she has the prerequisites or the permission of the
Students’ Use of English
department. Part-time degree students will be subject to all
All Mines students are expected to show professional fa-
rules and regulations of Colorado School of Mines, but they
cility in the use of the English language.
may not:
English skills are emphasized, but not taught exclusively,
1. Live in student housing;
in most of the humanities and social sciences courses and
2. Receive financial help in the form of School-sponsored
EPICS as well as in option courses in junior and senior years.
scholarships or grants;
Students are required to write reports, make oral presen-
tations, and generally demonstrate their facility in
3. Participate in any School-recognized activity unless fees
the English language while enrolled in their courses.
are paid;
The LAIS Writing Center is available to assist students
4. Take advantage of activities provided by student fees un-
with their writing. For additional information, contact the
less such fees are paid.
LAIS Division, Stratton 301; 273-3750.
Course work completed by a part-time degree student
Summer Session
who subsequently changes to full-time status will be ac-
The summer session is divided into two independent
cepted as meeting degree requirements.
units: a period not to exceed 6 weeks for required field and
Seniors in Graduate Courses
laboratory courses and an 8-week on-campus summer school
With the consent of the student’s department and the
during which some regular school year courses are offered.
Dean of Graduate Studies, a qualified senior may enroll
Dead Week
in 500-level courses without being a registered graduate
All final examinations will take place during the exami-
student. At least a 2.5 GPA is required. The necessary forms
nations week specified in the Academic Calendar. With the
for attending these courses are available in the Registrar’s
possible exception of laboratory examinations, no other
Office. Seniors may not enroll in 600-level courses. Credits
examinations will be given during the week preceding
in 500-level courses earned by seniors may be applied toward
examinations week (Dead Week).
an advanced degree at CSM only if:
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Full-time Enrollment
6. The certification by the Registrar that all required aca-
Full-time enrollment for certification for Veterans Bene-
demic work is satisfactorily completed.
fits, athletics, loans, most financial aid, etc. is 12 credit hours
7. The recommendation of the faculty and approval of the
per semester for the fall and spring semesters. Full-time
Board of Trustees.
enrollment for field session is 6 credit hours, and full-time
Seniors must submit an Application to Graduate two
enrollment for summer session is 6 credit hours.
semesters prior to the anticipated date of graduation. Appli-
Curriculum Changes
cations are available in the Registrar’s Office.
The Board of Trustees of the Colorado School of Mines
The Registrar’s Office provides the service of doing pre-
reserves the right to change any course of study or any part of
liminary degree audits. It is the ultimate responsibility of stu-
the curriculum in keeping with educational and scientific de-
dents to monitor the progress of their degrees. It is also the
velopments. Nothing in this catalog or the registration of any
student’s responsibility to contact the Registrar’s Office when
student shall be considered as a contract between Colorado
there appears to be a discrepancy between the degree audit
School of Mines and the student.
and the student’s records.
Undergraduate Degree Requirements
All graduating students must officially check out of
Bachelor of Science Degree
School. Checkout cards, available in the Dean’s Office, must
Upon completion of the requirements and upon being rec-
be completed and returned one week prior to the expected
ommended for graduation by the faculty, and approved by the
date of completion of degree requirements.
Board of Trustees, the undergraduate receives one of the fol-
No students, graduate or undergraduate, will receive
lowing degrees:
diplomas until they have complied with all the rules and
Bachelor of Science (Chemical Engineering)
regulations of Colorado School of Mines and settled all
Bachelor of Science (Chemistry)
accounts with the School. Transcript of grades and other
Bachelor of Science (Economics)
records will not be provided for any student or graduate who
Bachelor of Science (Engineering)
has an unsettled obligation of any kind to the School.
Bachelor of Science (Engineering Physics)
Multiple Degrees. A student wishing to complete Bache-
Bachelor of Science (Geological Engineering)
lor of Science degrees in more than one degree program must
Bachelor of Science (Geophysical Engineering)
receive permission from the heads of the appropriate depart-
Bachelor of Science (Mathematical and Computer Sciences)
ments to become a multiple degree candidate. The following
Bachelor of Science (Metallurgical & Materials Engineering)
requirements must be met by the candidate in order to obtain
Bachelor of Science (Mining Engineering)
multiple degrees:
Bachelor of Science (Petroleum Engineering)
1. All requirements of each degree program must be met.
Graduation Requirements
2. Any course which is required in more than one degree
To qualify for a Bachelor of Science degree from Colo-
need be taken only once.
rado School of Mines, all candidates must satisfy the follow-
ing requirements:
3. A course required in one degree program may be used as a
technical elective in another, if it satisfies the restrictions
1. A minimum cumulative grade-point average of 2.000 for
of the elective.
all academic work completed in residence.
4. Different catalogs may be used, one for each degree
2. A minimum cumulative grade-point average of 2.000 for
program.
courses comprising the course sequence in the candidate’s
major.
5. No course substitutions are permitted in order to circum-
vent courses required in one of the degree programs, or
3. A minimum of 30 hours credit in 300 and 400 series tech-
reduce the number of courses taken. However, in the case
nical courses in residence, at least 15 of which are to be
of overlap of course content between required courses in
taken in the senior year.
the degree programs, a more advanced course may be sub-
4. A minimum of 19 hours in humanities and social sciences
stituted for one of the required courses upon approval of
courses.
the head of each department concerned, and the Registrar
5. The recommendation of their degree-granting department/
on behalf of the office of Academic Affairs. The course
division to the faculty.
substitution form can be obtained in the Registrar’s Office.
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Undergraduate Programs In Physical Education, Four separate semesters including
PAGN101 and PAGN102 totaling a minimum of 2 credit
All programs are designed to fulfill the expectations of
hours.
the Profile of the Colorado School of Mines Graduate in ac-
In Freshman Orientation and Success, 0.5 semester hours.
cordance with the mission and goals of the School, as intro-
duced on page 5. To enable this, the curriculum is made up of
Free electives, minimum 9 hours, are included within each
a common core, eleven undergraduate degree granting pro-
degree granting program. With the exception of the restric-
grams, and a variety of support and special programs. Each
tions mentioned below, the choice of free elective courses
degree granting program has an additional set of goals which
to satisfy degree requirements is unlimited. The restric-
focus on the technical and professional expectations of that
tions are:
program. The common core and the degree granting pro-
1. The choice must not be in conflict with any Graduation
grams are coupled through course sequences in mathematics
Requirements (p. 33).
and the basic sciences, in specialty topics in science and/or
2. Free electives to satisfy degree requirements may not
engineering, in humanities and the social sciences, and in
exceed three semester hours in concert band, chorus,
design. Further linkage is achieved through a core course
studio art, and physical education and athletics.
sequence which addresses system interactions among phe-
nomena in the natural world, the engineered world, and the
The Freshman Year
human world.
Freshmen in all programs normally take the same subjects,
as listed below:
Through the alignment of the curriculum to these institu-
tional goals and to the additional degree-granting program
Fall Semester
goals, all engineering programs are positioned for accredita-
subject code** and course number
lec. lab. sem.hrs.
CHGN121 Principles of Chemistry I
3
3
4
tion by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technol-
MACS111 Calculus for Scientists & Engn’rs I 4
4
ogy, and science programs are positioned for approval by
SYGN101* Earth and Environmental Systems 3
3
4
their relevant societies, in particular the American Chemical
LIHU100* Nature and Human Values
4
4
Society for the Chemistry program.
CSM101 Freshman Success Seminar
0.5
0.5
The Core Curriculum
PAGN101 Physical Education I
0.5
0.5
Total
17
Core requirements for graduation include the following:
Spring Semester
lec. lab. sem.hrs.
In Mathematics and the Basic Sciences, 12 semester hours
CHGN124 Principles of Chemistry I
3
3
in Calculus for Scientists and Engineers and 3 semester
CHGN126 Quantitative Chem. Measurements
3
1
hours in Differential Equations (2 semester hours in Dif-
MACS112 Calculus for Scientists & Engn’rs II 4
4
ferential Equations for Geological Engineering majors);
EPIC151* Design I
2
3
3
8 semester hours in the Principles of Chemistry; and
PHGN100 Physics I
3.5
3
4.5
9 semester hours in Physics.
PAGN102 Physical Education II
2
0.5
Total
16
In Design, 6 semester hours in Design Engineering Practices
Introductory Course Sequence.
* For scheduling purposes, registration in combinations
of SYGN101, LIHU100 and EPIC151 will vary between the
In Systems, 7 semester hours in Earth and Environmental
fall and spring semesters. In come cases the combinations
Systems, and Human Systems.
may include taking EBGN201 in the freshman instead of the
In Humanities and the Social Sciences, 10 semester hours:
sophomore year, whereupon one of the * courses is shifted to
Nature and Human Values (4), Principles of Economics (3),
the sophomore year. Students admitted with acceptable ad-
Human Systems (3), and a restricted cluster of 9 semester
vanced placement credits will be registered in accordance
hours in H&SS electives. Note that the Human Systems
with their advanced placement status.
course is inclusive in both the Humanities and Social
** Key to Subject Codes
Sciences and the Systems core segments. Note that the
ChEN Chemical
Engineering
economics requirement can be satisfied by taking the
CHGC Geochemistry
Microeconomics/Macroeconomics sequence (EBGN311
CHGN Chemistry
& EBGN312) instead of taking Principles of Economics.
DCGN
Core Science and Engineering Fundamentals
This option is recommended for students considering a
EBGN
Economics and Business
major or minor in economics. Students who are not single
EGES
Engineering Systems (Engineering)
majors in economics and who complete the EBGN311/312
EGGN Engineering
sequence will be allowed to use 3 credit hours of the
EPIC EPICS
sequence in place of EBGN201, and the other 3 credits
ESGN
Environmental Science and Engineering
toward a cluster containing EBGN311 or 312. Single
GEGN Geological
Engineering
majors in economics must complete all 9 semester hours
GEGX
Geochemical Exploration (Geology)
of the cluster requirement in LAIS.
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GEOC
Oceanography (Geology)
straints (economic, ethical, political, societal) in arriving
GEOL
Geology
at their solutions.
GOGN Geo-Engineering (Mining)
Written and oral communications are studied and practiced
HNRS
Honors Program
as an integral part of the project work. Graphics and comput-
LAIS
Liberal Arts & International Studies
ing skills are integrated with projects wherever possible.
LICM
Communication
LIFL
Foreign Languages
Among the topics studied by students in EPICS are:
LIHU
Humanities
use of the computer as a problem-solving tool, and the use
LIMU
Band; Choir
of word-processing, graphics, spreadsheet and CAD pack-
LISS
Social Sciences
ages; 3-D visualization; audience analysis and the prepara-
MACS
Mathematical & Computer Sciences
tion of a variety of technical documents; oral communication
MNGN Mining Engineering
in the staff format; interpersonal skills in group work; project
MSGN Military Science
management.
MTGN Metallurgical & Materials Engr’ng
The EPICS program is required of all undergraduates.
PAGN
Physical Education and Athletics
Division of Liberal Arts and International Studies (LAIS)
PEGN
Petroleum Engineering
Writing Center
PHGN
Physics GPGN Geophysics
Located in room 311 Stratton Hall (phone: 303-273-3085),
SYGN
Core sequence in Systems
the LAIS Writing Center is a teaching facility providing
The Sophomore Year
all CSM students with an opportunity to enhance their
Requirements for the sophomore year are listed within
writing proficiency. The LAIS Writing Center faculty are
each degree granting program. Continuing requirements for
experienced technical and professional writing instructors.
satisfying the core are met in the sophomore, junior and
The Center assists writers with all their writing needs, from
senior years. It is advantageous, but not essential, that
course assignments, to scholarship applications, proposals,
students select one of the eleven undergraduate degree
letters and resumes. This service is free to CSM students
programs early in the sophomore year.
and includes one-to-one tutoring and online resources (at
http://www.mines.edu/Academic/lais/wc/writingcenter.html).
Curriculum Changes
In accordance with the statement on Curriculum Changes
Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC)
on page 33, the Colorado School of Mines makes improve-
To support the institutional goal of developing profes-
ments in its curriculum from time to time. To confirm that
sional communication skills, required writing and communi-
they are progressing according to the requirements of the
cation-intensive courses are designated in both the core and
curriculum, students should consult their academic advisors
in the degree-granting programs. The LAIS Writing Center
on a regular basis and should carefully consult any Bulletin
supports the WAC program.
Addenda that may be published.
In addition to disciplinary writing experience, students
Special Programs
also obtain writing experience outside their disciplines as
EPICS (Engineering Practices Introductory Course
courses in the Division of Liberal Arts and International
Sequence)
Studies are virtually all writing intensive. Writing-intensive
EPICS is a two-semester sequence of courses for fresh-
courses within the various degree-granting programs are
man and sophomores, designed to prepare students for their
designated with (WI) in Section 6 of this Bulletin, Descrip-
upper-division courses and to develop some of the key skills
tion of Courses.
of the professional engineer: the ability to solve complex,
The Guy T. McBride, Jr. Honors Program in Public
open-ended problems; the ability to self-educate; and the
Affairs for Engineers
ability to communicate effectively.
The McBride Honors Program offers a 24-semester-hour
An award-winning program, EPICS replaces the tradi-
program of seminars and off-campus activities that has the
tional core courses in introductory computing skills, graphics,
primary goal of providing a select number of students the
and technical communication. Whenever possible, instruction
opportunity to cross the boundaries of their technical exper-
in these subjects is “hands-on” and experiential, with the in-
tise and to gain the sensitivity to prove, project, and test the
structor serving primarily as mentor rather than lecturer.
moral and social implications of their future professional
judgments and activities, not only for the particular organiza-
Problem-solving skills are developed through “projects,”
tions with which they will be involved, but also for the nation
open-ended problems, which the students solve in teams.
and the world. To achieve this goal, the Program seeks to
Starting with simple case studies, the projects grow in length
bring themes from the humanities and the social sciences into
and complexity to a final, full-semester project submitted
the engineering curriculum to develop in students habits of
by an external client. The projects require extensive library
thought necessary for effective management, social responsi-
research and self-education in appropriate technical areas;
bility, and enlightened leadership.
they also require students to consider non-technical con-
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This Program leads to a certificate and a Minor in the
Combined Undergraduate/
McBride Honors Program in Public Affairs for Engineers.
Bioengineering and the Life Sciences (BELS)
Graduate Programs
Nine CSM departments and divisions have combined
A. Overview
resources to offer a Minor Program and an Area of Special
Many degree programs offer CSM undergraduate students
Interest (ASI) in Bioengineering and Life Sciences (BELS).
the opportunity to begin work on a Graduate Certificate, Pro-
The BELS minor and the ASI are flexible, requiring only one
fessional Master’s Degree, or Master’s Degree while com-
common core course (BELS/ESGN301, General Biology I).
pleting the requirements for their Bachelor’s Degree. These
The rest of the courses can be chosen, in consultation with a
combined Bachelor’s-Master’s programs have been created
BELS program advisor, from a broad list of electives, allow-
by CSM faculty in those situations where they have deemed
ing students to concentrate their learning in areas such as
it academically advantageous to treat BS and MS degree pro-
Biomedical Engineering, Biomaterials, Environmental Bio-
grams as a continuous and integrated process. These acceler-
technology, or Pre-Medical studies. Interested students should
ated programs can be valuable in fields of engineering and
consult with the office of Dr. Philippe Ross, Coolbaugh Hall
applied science where advanced education in technology
136, 303-273-3473, pross@mines.edu.
and/or management provides the opportunity to be on a fast
Minor Program/Area of Special Interest
track for advancement to leadership positions. These pro-
Established Minor Programs/Areas of Special Interest are
grams also can be valuable for students who want to get a
offered by all of the undergraduate degree-granting depart-
head start on graduate education.
ments as well as the Division of Environmental Science and
The combined programs at CSM offer several advantages
Engineering, the Division of Liberal Arts and International
to students who choose to enroll in them:
Studies, and the Military Science Department. A MINOR
PROGRAM of study must consist of a minimum of 18 credit
1. Students can earn a graduate degree in a field that com-
hours of a logical sequence of courses, only three hours of
plements their undergraduate major or, in special cases,
which may be taken in the student’s degree-granting depart-
in the same field.
ment. An AREA OF SPECIAL INTEREST must consist of a
2. Students who plan to go directly into industry leave
minimum of 12 credit hours of a logical sequence of courses,
CSM with additional specialized knowledge and skills
only 3 hours of which may be at the 100- or 200-level. No
which may allow them to enter their career path at a
more than 3 credit hours of the sequence may be specifically
higher level and advance more rapidly. Alternatively,
required by the degree program in which the student is grad-
students planning on attending graduate school can get
uating. A Minor Program/Area of Special Interest declaration
a head start on their graduate education.
(which can be found in the Registrar’s Office) should be sub-
3. Students can plan their undergraduate electives to sat-
mitted for approval prior to the student’s completion of half
isfy prerequisites, thus ensuring adequate preparation
of the hours proposed to constitute the program. Please see
for their graduate program.
the Department for specific course requirements.
4. Early assignment of graduate advisors permits students
Study Abroad
to plan optimum course selection and scheduling in
Students wishing to pursue study abroad opportunities
order to complete their graduate program quickly.
should contact the Office of International Programs (109
Stratton Hall), listed under the Services section of this Bul-
5. Early acceptance into a Combined program leading to a
letin, p.144. Colorado School of Mines encourages students
Graduate Certificate, Professional Master’s Degree, or
to include an international study/work experience in their
Non-Thesis Master’s Degree assures students of auto-
undergraduate education. CSM maintains student exchange
matic acceptance into full graduate status if they main-
programs with engineering universities in South America,
tain good standing while in early-acceptance status.
Europe, Australia, and Asia. Courses successfully passed
6. In many cases, students will be able to complete both
abroad can be substituted for their equivalent course at CSM.
Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in five years of total
Overall GPA is not affected by courses taken abroad. In addi-
enrollment at CSM.
tion, study abroad can be arranged on an individual basis at
Certain graduate programs may allow Combined Program
universities throughout the world.
students to fulfill part of the requirements of their graduate
Financial aid and selected scholarships and grants can be
degree by including up to six hours of specified course credits
used to finance approved study abroad programs. The Office
which also were used in fulfilling the requirements of their
of International Programs has developed a resource center
undergraduate degree. Those courses must meet all require-
for study abroad information in its office, 109 Stratton Hall,
ments for graduate credit, and their grades are included in
phone 303-384-2121. Students are invited to use the resource
calculating the graduate GPA. Check the departmental sec-
materials and meet with staff to discuss overseas study
tion of the Bulletin to determine which programs provide
opportunities.
this opportunity.
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B. Admission Process
In order to maintain good standing in the Combined
Students may apply for Early Admission to the Combined
Program:
Graduate Program any time after completing the first semes-
1. Students who have been granted Early Admission to the
ter of their sophomore year at CSM. Applicants should sub-
Combined Program must register full time and maintain
mit a letter to the department or division and the Graduate
a minimum semester GPA of 3.0 during each semester
Office indicating that they intend to apply for the Combined
subsequent to admission, including the semester in
Graduate Program.
which they were accepted.
Following Early Admission from the department, students
2. Students who have been granted full graduate status
will be assigned graduate advisors in the programs in which
must satisfy all requirements (course, research and
they plan to receive their graduate certificates or degrees.
thesis credits, minimum GPA, etc.) of the graduate pro-
Prior to registration for the next semester, students and their
gram in which they are enrolled. Note that all courses,
graduate advisors will plan a strategy for completing both the
undergraduate and graduate, taken after full admission
undergraduate and graduate programs as efficiently as possi-
count toward the minimum GPA required to be making
ble. The students also will continue to have undergraduate
satisfactory progress.
advisors in the home department or division for their Bache-
D. Enrolling in Graduate Courses as a Senior in a
lor’s Degrees.
Combined Program
Immediately upon achieving Senior standing, students
As described in the Undergraduate Bulletin, seniors may
must submit the standard graduate application package for
enroll in 500-level courses. While a Combined Program
the graduate portion of their combined program, and are
student is still completing his/her undergraduate degree, all
eligible for enrolling in graduate-level courses.
of the conditions described in the Undergraduate Bulletin for
C. Requirements
undergraduate enrollment in graduate-level courses apply.
Combined Program students are considered undergraduate
In addition, if an undergraduate Combined Program student
students until such time as they complete their undergraduate
would like to enroll in a 500-level course and apply this
degree requirements. Combined Program students who are
course to his/her graduate degree, he/she must notify the
still considered undergraduates by this definition have all of
Registrar of the intent to do so prior to enrolling in the
the privileges and are subject to all expectations of both their
course. The Registrar will forward this information to the
undergraduate and graduate programs. These students may
Office of Financial Aid for appropriate action. If prior con-
enroll in both undergraduate and graduate courses (see sec-
sent is not received, all graduate courses taken as an under-
tion D below), may have access to departmental assistance
graduate Combined Program student will be applied to the
available through both programs, and may be eligible for
student’s undergraduate degree program and as such will
undergraduate financial aid as determined by the Office of
only be eligible for use in a student’s graduate degree
Financial Aid. Upon completion of their undergraduate
through the double-counting option described in last
degree requirements, a Combined Program student is con-
paragraph of section A above.
sidered enrolled full-time in his/her graduate program. Once
having done so, the student is no longer eligible for under-
graduate financial aid, but may now be eligible for graduate
financial aid. To complete their graduate degree, each Com-
bined Program student must register as a graduate student for
at least one semester.
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Bioengineering and Life
Programs Offered:
Minor in Bioengineering and Life Sciences
Sciences (BELS)
Area of Special Interest in Bioengineering and Life Sciences
Minors and Areas of Special Interest Only
Program Description
PHILIPPE E. ROSS, Professor, Acting Associate Director
The program in Bioengineering and Life Sciences (BELS)
DIANE AHMANN, Assistant Professor, Assistant Director
is administered jointly by the Divisions of Engineering, Envi-
JOEL BACH, Assistant Professor, Assistant Director
ronmental Science and Engineering, and Liberal Arts and
Department of Chemistry and Geochemistry
International Studies, and by the Departments of Chemical
PAUL W. JAGODZINSKI, Professor and Head
Engineering, Chemistry and Geochemistry, Geology and
KENT J. VOORHEES, Professor
Geological Engineering, Mathematical and Computer Sci-
KEVIN W. MANDERNACK, Associate Professor
ences, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, and Physics.
Department of Chemical Engineering
Each division or department is represented on both the Board
JAMES F. ELY, Professor and Head
of Directors and the Curriculum and Research Committee,
ANNETTE L.BUNGE, Professor
which are responsible for the operation of the program.
JOHN R. DORGAN, Associate Professor
The mission of the BELS program is to offer Minors and
Division of Engineering
Areas of Special Interest (ASI) at the undergraduate level,
JEAN-PIERRE DELPLANQUE, Associate Professor
and support areas of specialization at the graduate level, as
WILLIAM A. HOFF, Associate Professor
well as to enable research opportunities for CSM students in
JOEL M. BACH, Assistant Professor
JAMES CAROLLO, Assistant Research Professor
bioengineering and the life sciences.
CHRISTIAN DEBRUNNER, Assistant Professor
Bioengineering and the Life Sciences (BELS) are becom-
Division of Environmental Science and Engineering
ing increasingly significant in fulfilling the role and mission
ROBERT L. SIEGRIST, Professor and Director
of the Colorado School of Mines. Many intellectual frontiers
PHILIPPE E. ROSS, Professor
within the fields of environment, energy, materials, and their
RONALD R. H. COHEN, Associate Professor
associated fields of science and engineering , are being driven
LINDA A. FIGUEROA, Associate Professor
by advances in the biosciences and the application of engi-
DIANNE AHMANN, Assistant Professor
neering to living processes.
JUNKO MUNAKATAMARR, Assistant Professor
Program Requirements:
Department of Geology and Geological Engineering
MURRAY W. HITZMAN, Professor and Head: Charles Franklin
Minor in Bioengineering and Life Sciences:
Fogarty Distinguished Chair in Economic Geology
The Minor in BELS requires a minimum of 18 semester
Division of Liberal Arts and International Studies
hours of acceptable coursework, as outlined under the Re-
ARTHUR B. SACKS, Professor and Director, Associate Vice
quired Curriculum section which follows.
President for Academic and Faculty Affairs
The Area of Special Interest (ASI) in BELS requires a
LAURA PANG, Associate Professor and Interim Director
minimum of 12 semester hours of acceptable coursework,
TINA L. GIANQUITTO, Assistant Professor
as outlined under the Required Curriculum section which
Department of Mathematical and Computer Sciences
follows.
GRAEME FAIRWEATHER, Professor and Head
DINESH MEHTA, Associate Professor
Enrollments in the BELS Minor and ASI are approved by
WILLIAM C. NAVIDI, Associate Professor
the Associate Director, who monitors progress and completion.
HUGH KING, Senior Lecturer
Required Curriculum:
Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
Both the Minor and the ASI require one core course (three
JOHN J. MOORE, Trustees Professor and Head
semester hours). The minor requires at least six additional
GERALD P. MARTINS, Professor
credit hours from the Life Science course list, and additional
PATRICK R. TAYLOR, Professor
BELS-approved courses to make up a total of at least 18
HANS-JOACHIM KLEEBE, Associate Professor
credit hours. The ASI requires at least three additional
IVAR E. REIMANIS, Professor
credit hours from the Life Science course list, and additional
REED AYERS, Research Assistant Professor (Center for Commercial
Applications of Combustion in Space)
BELS-approved courses to make up a total of at least 12
credit hours.
Department of Physics
JAMES A. McNEIL, Professor and Head
Core Course:
THOMAS E. FURTAK, Professor
BELS301/ESGN301 General Biology I
JEFF SQUIER, Professor
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Life Science courses:
Chemical Engineering
BELS303/ESGN303 General Biology II
BELS311/ESGN311 General Biology I Laboratory
JAMES F. ELY, Professor and Head of Department
BELS313/ESGN313 General Biology II Laboratory
ROBERT M. BALDWIN, Professor
BELS321/ESGN321 Introduction to Genetics
ANNETTE L. BUNGE, Professor
BELS402/ESGN402 Cell Biology
ANTHONY M. DEAN, W.K. Coors Distinguished Professor
BELS404 Anatomy and Physiology
RONALD L. MILLER, Professor
CHGN428 Biochemistry I
E. DENDY SLOAN, Weaver Distinguished Professor
CHGN462/CHGC562/ESGN580 Microbiology & the Environment
J. DOUGLAS WAY, Professor
CHGC563 Environmental Microbiology Lab
JOHN R. DORGAN, Associate Professor
BELS-approved Elective courses (including, but not limited to):
J. THOMAS MCKINNON, Associate Professor
BELS325/LIHU325 Introduction to Ethics
DAVID W.M. MARR, Associate Professor
BELS420/EGGN420 Intro to Biomedical Engineering
COLIN A. WOLDEN, Associate Professor
BELS525/EGGN525 Musculoskeletal Biomechanics
DAVID T. WU, Associate Professor
BELS530/EGGN530 Biomedical Instrumentation
TRACY Q. GARDNER, Lecturer
BELS433/MACS433 Mathematical Biology
JOHN M. PERSICHETTI, Lecturer
BELS453/EGGN453/ESGN453 Wastewater Engineering
JOHN L. JECHURA, Adjunct Assistant Professor
BELS415/ChEN415 Polymer Science and Technology
CHARLES R. VESTAL, Adjunct Assistant Professor
CHGN422 Polymer Chemistry Laboratory
MICHAEL S. GRABOSKI, Research Professor
CHGN508 Analytical Spectroscopy
ROBERT D. KNECHT, Research Professor, Director of EPICS
MLGN523 Applied Surface & Solution Chem.
ANGEL ABBUD-MADRID, Research Associate Professor
BELS541/ESGN541 Biochemical Treatment Processes
HANS-HEINRICH CARSTENSEN, Research Associate Professor
ESGN544 Aquatic Toxicology
ANDREW M. HERRING, Research Associate Professor
ESGN596 Molecular Environmental Biotechnology
SERGEI KISELEV, Research Associate Professor
ESGN545 Environmental Toxicology
CAROLYN A. KOH, Research Associate Professor
CHGN563/ESGN582 Microbiology and the Environment Lab.
JONATHAN FILLEY, Research Assistant Professor
ESGN586 Microbiology of Engineered Environmental Systems
KELLY T. MILLER, Research Assistant Professor
*CHGN221 Organic Chemistry I
GLENN MURRAY, Research Assistant Professor
(for students whose major program does not require it)
JAMES H. GARY, Professor Emeritus
*CHGN222 Organic Chemistry II
JOHN O. GOLDEN, Professor Emeritus
(for students whose major program does not require it)
ARTHUR J. KIDNAY, Professor Emeritus
BELS570/MTGN 570/MLGN570 Intro to Biocompatibility
VICTOR F. YESAVAGE, Professor Emeritus
Premedical Students
Program Description
While medical college admissions requirements vary, most
The field of chemical engineering is extremely broad, and
require a minimum of:
encompasses all technologies and industries where chemical
two semesters of General Chemistry with lab
processing is utilized in any form. Students with baccalaure-
two semesters of Organic Chemistry with lab
ate (B.S.) chemical engineering degrees from CSM can find
two semesters of Calculus
employment in many and diverse fields, including: advanced
two semesters of Calculus-based Physics
materials synthesis and processing, product and process re-
two semesters of English Literature and Composition
search and development, food and pharmaceutical processing
two semesters of General Biology with lab.
and synthesis, biochemical and biomedical materials and
products, microelectronics manufacture, petroleum and
CSM currently offers all of these requirements except the
petrochemical processing, and process and product design.
two General Biology labs. These courses can be taken at
other local universities and colleges.
The practice of chemical engineering draws from the
fundamentals of chemistry, mathematics, and physics.
*Note: Only three hours of Organic Chemistry course
Accordingly, undergraduate students must initially complete
credit may be applied toward the BELS minor or ASI. Gen-
a program of study that stresses these three basic fields of
eral rules for Minor Programs and Areas of Special Interest
science. Chemical engineering coursework blends these three
(page 36 of this Bulletin) indicate that for a minor no more
disciplines into a series of engineering fundamentals relating
than three credit hours may be taken in the student’s degree-
to how materials are produced and processed both in the lab-
granting department, and that for the ASI no more than three
oratory and in large industrial-scale facilities. Courses such
credit hours may be specifically required by the degree pro-
as fluid mechanics, heat and mass transport, thermodynamics
gram in which the student is graduating.
and reaction kinetics, and chemical process control are at the
heart of the chemical engineering curriculum at CSM. In
addition, it is becoming increasingly important for chemical
engineers to understand how microscopic, molecular-level
properties can influence the macroscopic behavior of materials
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and chemical systems. This somewhat unique focus is first
Curriculum
introduced at CSM through the physical and organic chem-
The chemical engineering curriculum is structured ac-
istry sequences, and the theme is continued and developed
cording to the goals outlined above. Accordingly, the pro-
within the chemical engineering curriculum via a senior-level
gram of study is organized to include 3 semesters of science
capstone course in molecular perspectives. Our undergraduate
and general engineering fundamentals followed by 5 semes-
program at CSM is exemplified by intensive integration of
ters of chemical engineering fundamentals and applications.
computer-aided molecular simulation and computer-aided
An optional ‘track’ system is introduced at the junior year
process modeling in the curriculum, and by our unique
which allows students to structure free electives into one of
approach to teaching of the unit operations laboratory
several specialty applications areas. Courses in the chemical
sequence. The unit operations lab course is offered only in
engineering portion of the curriculum may be categorized ac-
the summer as a six-week intensive “field session”. Here, the
cording to the following general system.
fundamentals of heat, mass, and momentum transport and
A. Chemical Engineering Fundamentals
applied thermodynamics are reviewed in a practical, applica-
The following courses represent the basic knowledge
tions-oriented setting. The important subjects of teamwork,
component of the chemical engineering curriculum at CSM.
critical thinking, and oral and written technical communica-
tions skills are also stressed in this course.
1. Mass and Energy Balances (ChEN201)
2. Fluid Mechanics (ChEN307)
Facilities for the study of chemical engineering at the
3. Heat Transfer (ChEN308)
Colorado School of Mines are among the best in the nation.
4. Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics (ChEN357)
Our modern in-house computer network supports over 50
5. Mass Transfer (ChEN375)
workstations, and is anchored by an IBM SP-2 parallel super-
6. Transport Phenomena (ChEN430)
computer. Specialized undergraduate laboratory facilities
exist for the study of polymer properties, and for reaction engi-
B. Chemical Engineering Applications
neering and unit operations. In 1992, the department moved
The following courses are applications-oriented courses
into a new $11 million facility which included both new
that build on the student’s basic knowledge of science and
classroom and office space, as well as high quality labora-
engineering fundamentals:
tories for undergraduate and graduate research. Our honors
1. Unit Operations Laboratory (ChEN312 and 313)
undergraduate research program is open to highly qualified
2. Reaction Engineering (ChEN418)
students, and provides our undergraduates with the oppor-
3. Process Dynamics and Control (ChEN403)
tunity to carry out independent research, or to join a graduate
4. Chemical Engineering Design (ChEN402)
research team. This program has been highly successful and
5. Chemical Engineering Technical Electives (one at
Mines undergraduate chemical engineering students have
400 level)
won several national competitions and awards based on re-
C. Chemical Engineering Elective Tracks
search conducted while pursuing their baccalaureate degree.
Students in chemical engineering may elect to structure
The program leading to the degree Bachelor of Science in
free electives into a formal Minor program of study (18 hours
Chemical Engineering is accredited by the Engineering
of coursework), an Area of Special Interest (12 hours) or a
Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for
Specialty Track in Chemical Engineering (9 hours). Minors
Engineering and Technology, 111 Market Place, Suite 1050,
and ASIs can be developed by the student in a variety of
Baltimore, MD 21202-4012, telephone (410) 347-7700.
different areas and programs as approved by the student’s
Program Goals (Bachelor of Science in Chemical
advisor and the Heads of the relevant sponsoring academic
Engineering)
programs. Specialty tracks in chemical engineering are avail-
The goals of the Chemical Engineering program at CSM
able in the following areas:
are to:
Microelectronics
◆ Instill in our students a high-quality basic education in
Bio Engineering and Life Sciences
chemical engineering fundamentals;
Polymers and materials
◆ Develop the skills required to apply these fundamentals
Molecular Modeling
to the synthesis, analysis, and evaluation of chemical en-
Environmental
gineering processes and systems; and
Energy
◆ Foster personal development to ensure a lifetime of pro-
Business and Economics
fessional success and an appreciation of the ethical and
Details on recommended courses for each of these tracks
societal responsibilities of a chemical engineer.
can be obtained from the student’s academic advisor.
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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
P
AUL 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
BETTINA M. VOELKER, Associate Professor
CHGN222 Organic Chemistry II
3
3
4
KIM R. WILLIAMS, Associate Professor
EPIC251 Design II
2
3
3
DAVID T. WU, Associate Professor
PAGN202 Physical Education IV
2
0.5
C. JEFFREY HARLAN, Assistant Professor
Total
17.5
STEVEN F. DEC, Lecturer
Junior Year Fall Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
RAMON E. BISQUE, Professor Emeritus
CHGN351 Physical Chemistry I
3
3
STEPHEN R. DANIEL, Professor Emeritus
ChEN307 Fluid Mechanics
3
3
KENNETH W. EDWARDS, Professor Emeritus
ChEN357 Chemical. Eng. Thermodynamics
3
1
3
GEORGE H. KENNEDY, Professor Emeritus
ChEN358 Chemical. Eng. Thermodynamics
RONALD W. KLUSMAN, Professor Emeritus
Lab
1
1
DONALD LANGMUIR, Professor Emeritus
SYGN200 Human Systems
3
3
GEORGE B. LUCAS, Professor Emeritus
Elective*
3
3
MICHAEL J. PAVELICH, Professor Emeritus
Total
17
MAYNARD SLAUGHTER, Professor Emeritus
Junior Year Spring Semester
lec. lab.
sem.hrs.
THOMAS R. WILDEMAN, Professor Emeritus
CHGN353 Physical Chemistry II
3
1
4
JOHN T. WILLIAMS, Professor Emeritus
ChEN375 Chemical Eng. Mass Transfer
3
3
ROBERT D. WITTERS, Professor Emeritus
ChEN308 Chemical Eng. Heat Transfer
3
3
CHARLES W. STARKS, Associate Professor Emeritus
LAIS/EBGN H&SS Elective I
3
3
Program Description
Elective*
3
3
Total
16
Chemistry provides fundamental knowledge critical to
satisfying many of society’s needs: feeding and clothing and
Summer Field Session
lec. lab.
sem.hrs.
housing the world’s people, finding and using sources of
ChEN312/313 Unit Operations Laboratory
6
6
Total
6
energy, improving health care, ensuring national security,
and protecting the environment. The programs of the Chem-
Senior Year Fall Semester
lec. lab.
sem.hrs.
istry and Geochemistry Department are designed to educate
ChEN418 Reaction Engineering
3
3
professionals for the varied career opportunities this central
ChEN430 Transport Phenomena
3
3
LAIS/EBGN H&SS Elective II
3
3
scientific discipline affords. The curricula are therefore
Electives*
6
6
founded in rigorous fundamental science complemented by
Total
15
application of these principles to the minerals, energy, mate-
Senior Year Spring Semester
lec. lab.
sem.hrs. rials, or environmental fields. For example, a specific B.S.
ChEN402 Chemical Engineering Design
3
3
curricular track emphasizing environmental chemistry is
ChEN403 Process Dynamics and Control
3
3
offered along with a more flexible track which can be tailored
LAIS/EBGN H&SS Elective III
3
3
to optimize preparation consistent with students’ career goals.
ChEN421 Engineering Economics
3
3
Those aspiring to enter Ph.D. programs in chemistry are en-
Elective*
3
3
couraged to include undergraduate research beyond the mini-
Total
15
mum required among their elective hours. Others interested
Degree total
135.5
in industrial chemistry choose area of special interest courses
*Two of the electives mst be Chemical Engineering courses, one at
in chemical engineering or metallurgy, for example. A signif-
the 400 level.
icant number of students complete degrees in both chemistry
and chemical engineering as an excellent preparation for in-
dustrial careers.
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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,
kinetics, catalysis, major classes of compounds and
PY/MS, PY/GC/MS, SFC/MS, MALDI-TOF), nuclear
their reactions, design of synthetic pathways.
magnetic resonance spectrometry (solids and liquids), infra-
◆ Physical chemistry - thermodynamics (energy, enthalpy,
red spectrophotometry (FTIR), visible-ultraviolet spectro-
entropy, equilibrium constants, free energy, chemical
photometry, microscopy, X-ray photoelectron spectrometry
potential, non-ideal systems, standard states, activity,
(XPS), and thermogravimetric analysis (TGA).
phase rule, phase equilibria, phase diagrams), electro-
Program Goals (Bachelor of Science in Chemistry)
chemistry, kinetic theory (Maxwell-Boltzmann distri-
The B.S. curricula in chemistry are designed to:
bution, collision frequency, effusion, heat capacity,

equipartition of energy), kinetics (microscopic reversi-
Impart mastery of chemistry fundamentals;

bility, relaxation processes, mechanisms and rate laws,
Develop ability to apply chemistry fundamentals in
collision and absolute rate theories), quantum mechanics
solving open-ended problems;

(Schroedinger equations, operators and matrix elements,
Impart knowledge of and ability to use modern tools
particle-in-a-box, simple harmonic oscillator, rigid rotor,
of chemical analysis and synthesis;

angular momentum, hydrogen atom, hydrogen wave
Develop ability to locate and use pertinent information
functions, spin, Pauli principle, LCAO method), spec-
from the chemical literature;

troscopy (dipole selection rules, rotational spectra, term
Develop ability to interpret and use experimental data
symbols, atomic and molecular electronic spectra,
for chemical systems;

magnetic spectroscopy, Raman spectroscopy, multi-
Develop ability to effectively communicate in both
photon selection rules, lasers), statistical thermodynamics
written and oral formats;

(ensembles, partition functions, Einstein crystals, Debye
Prepare students for entry to and success in profes-
crystals), group theory, surface chemistry, X-ray crystal-
sional careers;

lography, electron diffraction, dielectric constants, dipole
Prepare students for entry to and success in graduate
moments.
programs; and
◆ Prepare students for responsible contribution to society. Laboratory and communication skills
Curriculum
◆ Analytical methods - gravimetry, titrimetry, sample dis-
solution, fusion, quantitative spectrophotometry, GC,
The B.S. chemistry curricula, in addition to the strong
HPLC, GC/MS, potentiometry, AA, ICP-AES
basis provided by the common core, contain three compo-
nents: chemistry fundamentals, laboratory and communica-
◆ Synthesis techniques - batch reactor assembly, inert-
tion skills, and applications courses.
atmosphere manipulations, vacuum line methods,
high-temperature methods, high-pressure methods,
Chemistry fundamentals
distillation, recrystallization, extraction, sublimation,
◆ Analytical chemistry - sampling, method selection,
chromatographic purification, product identification
statistical data analysis, error sources, interferences,
theory of operation of analytical instruments (atomic
◆ Physical measurements - refractometry, viscometry,
and molecular spectroscopy, mass spectrometry, mag -
colligative properties, FTIR, NMR
netic resonance spectrometry, chromatography and
◆ Information retrieval - Chemical Abstracts, CA on-line,
other separation methods, electroanalytical methods,
CA registry numbers, Beilstein, Gmelin, handbooks,
and thermal methods), calibration, standardization,
organic syntheses, organic reactions, inorganic syntheses,
stoichiometry of analysis, equilibrium and kinetics
primary sources, ACS Style Guide
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 presen-
ing (VSEPR, Lewis structures, VB and MO theory,
tations
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-
Year Spring Semester
lec. lab. sem.hrs.
trial or governmental organization working on real-world
CHGN353 Physical Chemistry II
3
3
4
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)
Total 6
(see page 55).
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
CHGN401 Theoretical Inorganic Chem. (chm**) 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.
Technical Elective#
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
CHGN403 Environmental Chemistry (env**)
3
3
Total 17.5
Free elective (chm**)
3
3
Free elective
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
# Possible electives that will be recommended to students are:
CHGN337 Analytical Chemistry Laboratory
3
1
SYGN202; SYGN203; ChEN201; PHGN300; EBGN305,
CHGN351 Physical Chemistry I
3
3
4
EBGN306, EBGN310, EBGN311, EBGN312; ESGN201/BELS301;
Area of Special Interest Elective (chm**)
3
3
ESGN353; GEOL201, 210, 212; MNGN210; PEGN102; CHGN462
ESGN - Environmental Elective (env**)
3
3
Total 17
Chemistry Minor and ASI Programs
**specialty restrictions
No specific course sequences are suggested for students
wishing to include chemistry minors or areas of special inter-
est in their programs. Rather, those students should consult
with the CHGC department head (or designated faculty
member) to design appropriate sequences.
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To provide students with a strong foundation in economic
Economics and Business theory and analytical techniques, taking advantage of the
RODERICK G. EGGERT, Professor and Division Director
mathematical and quantitative abilities of CSM under-
CAROL A. DAHL, Professor
graduate students; and
GRAHAM A. DAVIS, Associate Professor
MICHAEL R. WALLS, Associate Professor
To prepare students for the work force, especially in
EDWARD J. BALISTRERI, Assistant Professor
organizations in CSM’s areas of traditional strength
CIGDEM Z. GURGUR, Assistant Professor
(engineering, applied science, mathematics and computer
MICHAEL B. HEELEY, Assistant Professor
science), and for graduate school, especially in economics,
IRINA KHINDANOVA, Assistant Professor
business, and law.
DAVID W. MOORE, Assistant Professor
Curriculum
ALEXANDRA M. NEWMAN, Assistant Professor
JAMES M. OTTO, Research Professor and Director, Institute for
Within the major, students can choose a special concen-
Global Resources Policy and Management
tration in Global Business or Technology. If students do not
JOHN M. STERMOLE, Lecturer
choose one of these options, they will complete the (default)
ANN DOZORETZ, Instructor
Economics and Business option. All economics majors take
FRANKLIN J. STERMOLE, Professor Emeritus
forty-five percent of their courses in math, science, and engi-
JOHN E. TILTON, William J. Coulter Professor Emeritus
neering, including the same core required of all CSM under-
ROBERT E. D. WOOLSEY, Professor Emeritus
graduates. Students take another forty percent of their courses
Program Description
in economics, business, and the humanities and social sciences
The economy is becoming increasingly global and de-
more generally. The remaining fifteen percent of the course
pendent on advanced technology. In such a world, private
work can come from any field. Many students complete
companies and public organizations need leaders and man-
minor programs in a technical field, such as computer science,
agers who understand economics and business, as well as
engineering, geology, or environmental science. A number
science and technology.
of students pursue double majors.
Programs in the Division of Economics and Business are
To complete the economics major, students must take 39
designed to bridge the gap that often exists between econo-
hours of 300 and 400 level economics and business courses.
mists and managers, on the one hand, and engineers and sci-
Of these, 18 hours must be at the 400 level. At least 30 of the
entists, on the other. All CSM undergraduate students are
required 39 hours must be taken in residence in the home
introduced to economic principles in a required course, and
department. For students participating in an approved foreign
many pursue additional course work in minor programs or
study program, up to 19 hours of the 30 hours in residence
elective courses. The courses introduce undergraduate stu-
requirement may be taken abroad.
dents to economic and business principles so that they will
Degree Requirements in Economics
understand the economic and business environments, both
Economics and Business Option (default)
national and global, in which they will work and live.
Sophomore Year Fall Semester
lec. lab. sem.hrs.
3
In keeping with the mission of the Colorado School of
EBGN311 Principles of Microeconomics*
3
PHGN200 Physics II
3.5
3
4.5
Mines, the Division of Economics and Business offers a
MACS213 Calc. for Scientists & Engineers III 4
4
Bachelor of Science in Economics. Most economics degrees
SYGN200 Human Systems
3
3
at other universities are awarded as a Bachelor of Arts, with a
EPICS251 or EPICS252 Design II
2
3
3
strong liberal arts component. Our degree, the only one of its
PAGN201 Physical Education III
2
0.5
kind in Colorado, is grounded in mathematics, engineering
Total 18
and the sciences. We graduate technologically literate econo-
Sophomore Year Spring Semester
lec. lab. sem.hrs.
mists with quantitative economics and business skills that
EBGN312 Principles of Macroeconomics*
3
3
give them a competitive advantage in today’s economy.
MACS315 Differential Equations
3
3
3
3
Economics majors have a range of career options follow-
MACS332 Linear Algebra
2
0.5
ing their undergraduate studies. Some pursue graduate de-
PAGN202 Physical Education IV
Free Electives
6
6
grees in economics, business, or law. Others begin careers as
Total 15.5
managers, economic advisors, and financial officers in busi-
lec. lab. sem.hrs.
ness or government, often in organizations that deal with en-
Junior Year Fall Semester
3
3
gineering, applied science, and advanced technology.
EBGN325 Operations Research
EBGN411 Intermediate Microeconomics
3
3
Program Goals (Bachelor of Science in
EBGN412 Intermediate Macroeconomics
3
3
Economics)
EBGN Elective I
3
3
3
3
In addition to the goals articulated in the Profile of the
MACS323 Probability and Statistics
3
3
CSM Graduate, the goals of the undergraduate program in
LAIS H&SS Cluster Elective I
Total 18
economics and business are:
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Junior Year Spring Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
Senior Year Fall Semester
lec. lab.
sem.hrs.
EBGN321 Engineering Economics
3
3 EBGN490
Econometrics
3
3
EBGN409 Math Econ. or
EBGN Technology Elective III
3
3
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
3
3
LAIS H&SS Cluster Elective II
3
3 Total
15
Free Elective
3
3
Senior Year Spring Semester
lec. lab.
sem.hrs.
Total 18
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
135.5
EBGN490 Econometrics
3
3
** Students must take either EBGN409 or EBGN455.
EBGN Elective III
3
3
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 Elective
3
3
Same courses as in default option above.
Total
15
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.
15.5
LAIS Restricted Elective III
3
3
Total
Free Electives
9
9
Junior Year Fall Semester
lec. lab.
sem.hrs.
Total
15
EBGN325 Operations Research
3
3
Degree Total
135.5
EBGN411 Intermediate Microeconomics
3
3
EBGN412 Intermediate Macroeconomics
3
3
*Students who complete the EBGN311/312 sequence are not required
EBGN Global Business Elective I
3
3
to take EBGN201. For students pursuing a major in economics,
MACS323 Probability and Statistics
3
3
EBGN201 is not a substitute for either EBGN311 or 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
Total
18
EBGN 455 Lin. Prog.**
3
3
3
3
Sophomore Year Spring Semester
lec. lab.
sem.hrs. EBGN Global Business Elective II
Same courses as in default option above.
LIFL Foreign Language I*
3
3
LAIS H&SS Cluster Elective II
3
3
Total 15.5
Free Elective
3
3
Junior Year Fall Semester
lec. lab.
sem.hrs. Total 18
EBGN325 Operations Research
3
3
Summer Field Session
lec. lab.
sem.hrs.
EBGN411 Intermediate Microeconomics
3
3
6
3
EBGN412 Intermediate Macroeconomics
3
3
EBGN402 Field Session
3
EBGN Technology Elective I
3
3
Total
MACS323 Probability and Statistics
3
3
Senior Year Fall Semester
lec. lab.
sem.hrs.
LAIS H&SS Cluster Elective I
3
3 EBGN490
Econometrics
3
3
Total
18
EBGN Global Business Elective III
3
3
Junior Year Spring Semester
lec. lab.
sem.hrs. LAIS Global Business Elective I
3
3
3
3
EBGN321 Engineering Economics
3
3
LIFL Foreign Language II*
LAIS H&SS Cluster Elective III
3
3
EBGN409 Math Econ or
15
EBGN455 Lin. Prog.**
3
3
Total
EBGN Technology Elective II
3
3
Senior Year Spring Semester
lec. lab.
sem.hrs.
Technology Elective I
3
3
EBGN Global Business Elective IV
3
3
LAIS H&SS Cluster Elective II
3
3
LAIS Global Business Elective II
3
3
Free Elective
3
3 Free
Electives
9
9
Total
18 Total
15
Summer Field Session
lec. lab.
sem.hrs. Degree Total
135.5
EBGN402 Field Session
3
3
*Must be in same language.
Total 3
**Students must take either EBGN409 or EBGN455.
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Electives for the Economics Major Listed by
Technology Specialization
Specialization
Technology specialization students take 12 hours from
Economics and Business Specialization (default)
the following list of EBGN courses, of which 3 hours must
Economics and Business specialization students take 12
be Economics and Technology, and at least 3 hours must be
hours from the following list of EBGN electives, of which at
a 400-level course that has EBGN411 and/or EBGN412 as
least 3 hours must be a 400-level course that has EBGN411
prerequisites.
and/or EBGN412 as prerequisites.
EBGN314 Principles of Management
EBGN304 Personal Finance
EBGN315 Business Strategy
EBGN305 Financial Accounting
EBGN320 Economics and Technology
EBGN306 Managerial Accounting
EBGN409 Mathematical Economics†
EBGN310 Environmental and Resource Economics
EBGN455 Linear Programming†
EBGN314 Principles of Management
EBGN495 Economic Forecasting
EBGN315 Business Strategy
EBGN5XX††
EBGN320 Economics and Technology
†The eligible course is the one not taken as part of the EBGN core.
EBGN330 Energy Economics
††Seniors with at least a 2.50 cumulative GPA may take a 500-level
EBGN342 Economic Development
course with the consent of their department and the Dean of Gradu-
EBGN345 Principles of Corporate Finance
ate Studies.
EBGN401 History of Economic Thought
EBGN409 Mathematical Economics†
Technology specialization students take 9 hours from the
EBGN441 International Trade
following list of LAIS courses. Courses used to satisfy the
EBGN445 International Business Finance
H&SS cluster requirements cannot be double counted.
EBGN455 Linear Programming†
LICM301 Professional Oral Communication
EBGN495 Economic Forecasting
LICM306 Selected Topics in Written Communication
EBGN5XX††
LIHU360 History of Science and Technology: Beginning to 1500
†The eligible course is the one not taken as part of the EBGN core.
LISS461 Technology and Gender
††Seniors with at least a 2.50 cumulative GPA may take a 500-level
LISS462 Science and Technology Policy
course with the consent of their department and the Dean of Gradu-
Global Business Specialization
ate Studies.
Global Business specialization students take 12 hours
Economics and Business specialization students take
from the following list of EBGN courses, of which at least
9 hours from the following list of LAIS restricted electives.
3 hours must be a 400-level course that has EBGN411 and/or
Courses used to satisfy the H&SS cluster requirements
EBGN412 as prerequisites.
cannot be double counted.
EBGN305 Financial Accounting
LICM301 Professional Oral Communication
EBGN306 Managerial Accounting
LICM306 Selected Topics in Written Communication
EBGN314 Principles of Management
LISS330 Managing Cultural Differences
EBGN315 Business Strategy
LISS335 International Political Economy
EBGN342 Economic Development
LISS340 International Political Economy of Latin America
EBGN345 Principles of Corporate Finance
LISS342 International Political Economy of Asia
EBGN409 Mathematical Economics†
LISS344 International Political Economy of the Middle East
EBGN455 Linear Programming†
LISS346 International Political Economy of Africa
EBGN441 International Trade
LISS375 Introduction to Law and Legal Systems
EBGN445 International Business Finance
LISS430 Globalization
EBGN495 Economic Forecasting
LISS431 Global Environmental Issues
EBGN5XX††
LISS433 Global Corporations
†The eligible course is the one not taken as part of the EBGN core.
LISS437 Corruption and Development
††Seniors with at least a 2.50 cumulative GPA may take a 500-level
LISS440 Latin American Development
course with the consent of their department and the Dean of Gradu-
LISS441 Hemispheric Integration in the Americas
ate Studies.
LISS442 Asian Development
LISS446 African Development
LISS461 Technology and Gender
LISS462 Science and Technology Policy
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Global Business specialization students take 6 hours from
Area of Special Interest
the following list of LAIS courses. Courses used to satisfy
The area of special interest in Economics and Business
the H&SS cluster requirements cannot be double counted.
requires that students complete either Principles of Eco-
LICM301 Professional Oral Communication
nomics (EBGN201) and 3 other courses in economics and
LICM306 Selected Topics in Written Communication
business chosen from the lists below, for a total of 12 credit
LISS330 Managing Cultural Differences
hours, or Principles of Microeconomics (EBGN311), Princi-
LISS335 International Political Economy
ples of Macroeconomics (EBGN312) and 2 other courses
LISS340 International Political Economy of Latin America
chosen from the lists below, for a total of 12 credit hours.
LISS342 International Political Economy of Asia
Students who complete the EBGN311/312 sequence are not
LISS344 International Political Economy of the Middle East
required to take EBGN201 to satisfy their core curriculum
LISS346 International Political Economy of Africa
requirement. Economics courses taken as part of the Human-
LISS375 Introduction to Law and Legal Systems
ities and Social Sciences cluster electives can be counted
LISS431 Global Environmental Issues
LISS433 Global Corporations
toward the area of special interest.
LISS437 Corruption and Development
Economics Focus
lec. lab. sem.hrs.
LISS440 Latin American Development
EBGN310 Environmental and Resource Econ. 3
3
LISS441 Hemispheric Integration in the Americas
EBGN315 Business Strategy
3
3
LISS442 Asian Development
EBGN320 Economics and Technology
3
3
LISS446 African Development
EBGN330 Energy Economics
3
3
Minor Program
EBGN342 Economic Development
3
3
EBGN401 History of Economic Thought
3
3
The minor in Economics requires that students complete
EBGN409 Mathematical Economics
3
3
6 economics courses, for a total of 18 credit hours. Minors
EBGN411 Intermediate Microeconomics
3
3
are required to take Principles of Microeconomics (EBGN311)
EBGN412 Intermediate Macroeconomics
3
3
and Principles of Macroeconomics (EBGN312). Students
EBGN441 International Economics
3
3
who complete the EBGN311/312 sequence are not required
EBGN490 Econometrics
3
3
to take EBGN201 to satisfy their CSM core curriculum re-
EBGN495 Economic Forecasting
3
3
quirement. If a student has already taken EBGN201 in addi-
Business Focus
lec. lab. sem.hrs.
tion to EBGN311 and EBGN312, he/she should choose 3
EBGN304 Personal Finance
3
3
additional courses from the lists below. If a student has not
EBGN305 Financial Accounting
3
3
taken EBGN201, he/she should choose 4 additional courses
EBGN306 Managerial Accounting
3
3
from the lists below. Students can choose courses from either
EBGN314 Principles of Management
3
3
the economics focus or the business focus list (or both). Re-
EBGN321 Engineering Economics
3
3
gardless of their course selection, the minor remains “Eco-
EBGN325 Operations Research
3
3
nomics and Business.” Economics courses taken as part of
EBGN345 Corporate Finance
3
3
the Humanities and Social Sciences cluster electives can be
EBGN445 International Business Finance
3
3
EBGN455 Linear Programming
3
3
counted toward the minor.
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Engineering
Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and
DAVID MUNOZ, Associate Professor, Interim Division Director
Technology (ABET), 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore,
D. VAUGHAN GRIFFITHS, Professor, Civil Program Chair
MD 21202-4012, telephone (410) 347-7700.
ROBERT J. KEE, Professor George R. Brown Distinguished
Professor
Goals (Bachelor of Science in Engineering)
ROBERT H. KING, Professor
◆ Graduates will understand the design and analysis of
NING LU, Professor
engineering systems and the interdisciplinary nature of
NIGEL T. MIDDLETON, Professor, Vice President for Academic
engineering.
Affairs, and Dean of Faculty
◆ Graduates will have an appreciation for engineering
GRAHAM G. W. MUSTOE, Professor
practice as it relates to the earth, energy, materials and
TERENCE E. PARKER, Professor
environment.
PANKAJ K. SEN, Professor, Electrical Program Chair
◆ Graduates will have the engineering expertise and life-
JOHN R. BERGER, Associate Professor
long learning skills to meet the present and future needs
JEAN-PIERRE DELPLANQUE, Associate Professor
of society.
WILLIAM A. HOFF, Associate Professor
PANOS D. KIOUSIS, Associate Professor
◆ Graduates will be able to incorporate non-technical
MARK T. LUSK, Associate Professor, Mechanical Program Chair
constraints and opportunities (i.e. aesthetic, social,
MICHAEL MOONEY, Associate Professor
ethical, etc.) in their engineering practice.
PAUL PAPAS, Associate Professor
◆ Graduates will be well-prepared to assume entry level
MARCELO GODOY SIMOES, Associate Professor
positions in industry or to enter appropriate graduate
JOHN P. H. STEELE, Associate Professor
programs.
CATHERINE K. SKOKAN, Associate Professor
TYRONE VINCENT, Associate Professor
Curriculum
RAY RUICHONG ZHANG, Associate Professor
During their first two years at CSM, students complete a
JOEL M. BACH, Assistant Professor
set of core courses that include basic sciences, to provide
CRISTIAN V. CIOBANU, Assistant Professor
knowledge about nature and its phenomena, and engineering
RICHARD CHRISTENSON, Assistant Professor
sciences, to extend the basic sciences through creative use of
CHRISTIAN DEBRUNNER, Assistant Professor
laws of nature. Course work in mathematics is an essential part
MONEESH UPMANYU, Assistant Professor
of the curriculum, giving engineering students essential tools
MANOJA WEISS, Assistant Professor
for modeling, analyzing and predicting physical phenomena.
RICHARD PASSAMANECK, Senior Lecturer
A total of forty-six credit hours address the important areas of
SANAA ABDEL-AZIM, Lecturer
CANDACE S. AMMERMAN, Lecturer
mathematics and the basic sciences. The core also includes
RAVEL F. AMMERMAN, Lecturer
liberal arts and international studies which enrich the educa-
AMIR CHAGHAJERDI, Lecturer
tional experience and instill a greater understanding of how
JOSEPH P. CROCKER, Lecturer
engineering decisions impact human and social affairs.
TOM GROVER, Lecturer
Engineering design course work begins in the freshman
ROBERT D. SUTTON, Lecturer
year in Engineering Practice Introductory Course Sequence
MARK A. LINNE, Research Professor
(EPICS) Design I, and continues through the four-year
HAROLD W. OLSEN, Research Professor
JOAN P. GOSINK, Emerita Professor
curriculum. This experience teaches design methodology and
MICHAEL B. McGRATH, Emeritus Professor
stresses the creative and synthesis aspects of the engineering
KARL R. NELSON, Emeritus Associate Professor
profession. Three systems-oriented courses demonstrate the
GABRIEL M. NEUNZERT, Emeritus Associate Professor
linkages among earth and environmental systems, human
Note: Faculty for the environmental engineering specialty are listed
systems, and engineered systems.
in the Environmental Science and Engineering section of this Bulletin.
Students complete an advanced core that includes electric
Program Description
circuits, electronics and power, engineering mechanics,
advanced mathematics, thermodynamics, economics, engi-
The Division of Engineering offers a design-oriented,
neering design, and additional studies in liberal arts and
interdisciplinary, accredited non-traditional undergraduate
international topics. In their last two years of study, students
program in engineering with specialization in civil, electrical,
must choose a specialty, consisting of at least 24 credit hours
environmental or mechanical engineering. The program
in civil, electrical, environmental or mechanical engineering,
emphasizes fundamental engineering principles to provide a
plus at least 9 credit hours of free electives. These electives,
viable basis for lifelong learning. Graduates are in a position
at the student’s discretion, can be used to obtain an “area of
to take advantage of a broad variety of professional oppor-
special interest” of at least 12 semester hours or a minor of at
tunities, and are well-prepared for an engineering career in
least 18 semester hours in another department or division.
a world of rapid technological change.
All students must complete a capstone design course,
The program leading to the degree Bachelor of Science in
stressing the interdisciplinary nature of engineering systems.
Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation
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The projects are generated by customer demand, and include
mechanics and thermal sciences with emphases in computa-
experiential verification to ensure a realistic design experi-
tional methods and engineering design. Topics such as com-
ence. Throughout their academic careers, students will bene-
putational engineering, machine design and multidisciplinary
fit from interaction with well-qualified faculty who maintain
engineering are an important part of the mechanical engi-
research and professional leadership.
neering program, which also includes control and vibration
Prospective students should note that this is an integrated,
theory. The Mechanical Engineering program has close ties
broad-based and interdisciplinary engineering program. Spe-
to the metallurgical and materials engineering, physics,
cifically, the curriculum incorporates topics related to the
chemical engineering and biological life sciences communi-
minerals, energy and materials industries such as “Earth and
ties on campus, and undergraduates are encouraged to get
Environmental Systems”, “Earth Systems Engineering”, and
involved in one of the large number of research programs
“Materials Engineering Systems”, while excluding some of
conducted by the Mechanical Engineering faculty. Many
the subjects that might be taught in more traditional majors in
students go on to graduate school.
civil, electrical, environmental or mechanical engineering.
Students in each of the four specialties will spend consid-
We emphasize the analysis and design of engineering sys-
erable time in laboratories. The division is well equipped
tems with interdisciplinary application for industrial projects,
with basic laboratory equipment, as well as PC-based instru-
structures and processes. For example, our unique Multidisci-
mentation systems, and the program makes extensive use of
plinary Engineering Laboratory sequence promotes life-long
computer-based analysis techniques.
learning skills using state-of-the-art instrumentation funded
The Division of Engineering is housed in George R.
through grants from the Department of Education/ Fund for
Brown Hall. Emphasis on hands-on education is reflected
the Improvement of Post-Secondary Education, the National
in the division’s extensive teaching and research laboratories.
Science Foundation, the Parsons Foundation, Chevron,
Interdisciplinary laboratories include the IBM Automated
Kennecott Mining, and Fluor Daniel.
Systems Laboratory, the Multidisciplinary Engineering Lab-
The Civil Engineering Specialty builds on the multi-
oratories, the USGS Soil Mechanics Laboratory, and environ-
disciplinary engineering principles of the core curriculum to
mental engineering laboratories in Coolbaugh Hall.
focus in Geotechnical and Structural Engineering. Civil Spe-
All students are encouraged to take the Fundamental of
cialty students are also asked to choose three civil elective
Engineering examination before graduation.
courses from a list that includes offerings from other civil-
oriented departments at CSM such as Geological Engineer-
Degree Requirements in Engineering
ing and Mining Engineering. These electives give students the
Civil Specialty
opportunity for further specialization in, for example, Envi-
Sophomore (Fall)
lec. lab. sem.hrs.
DCGN241 Statics
3
3
ronmental Engineering or Applied Mechanics. Civil Specialty
EBGN201 Principles of Economics
3
3
students interested in a more research-oriented component to
MACS 213 Calc. for Scientists & Engineers III 4
4
their undergraduate curriculum are encouraged to take on an
PHGN200 Physics II
3
3
4.5
Independent Study project with one of the Civil Engineering
MACS260 Fortran 95 (or MACS 261)
2
2
Faculty. These projects can offer a useful insight into gradu-
PAGN2XX Physical Education
2
0.5
ate school.
Total 17
The Electrical Engineering Specialty has focused depth
Sophomore (Spring)
lec. lab. sem.hrs.
in the broad interrelated areas of (a) Energy Systems and
MACS315 Differential Equations
3
3
Power Electronics, and (b) Sensing, Communications, and
SYGN200 Human Systems
3
3
Control. The program also includes microprocessor-based
EGGN320 Mechanics of Materials
3
3
EGGN351 Fluid Mechanics
3
3
systems design, electronic devices and systems, communica-
EPIC251 Design II
3
1
3
tions, signal processing, electromagnetic fields and waves,
EGGN250 MEL I
4.5
1.5
digital electronics and computer engineering, and control
PAGN2XX Physical Education
2
0.5
systems.
Total 17
The Environmental Engineering Specialty introduces
Sophomore/Junior Field Session
lec. lab. sem.hrs.
students to the fundamentals of environmental engineering
EGGN234 Field Session
3
including the scientific and regulatory basis of public health
Junior (Fall)
lec. lab. sem.hrs.
and environmental protection. Topics covered include envi-
EGGN361 Soil Mechanics
3
3
ronmental science and regulatory processes, water and waste-
EGGN363 Soil Mechanics Laboratory
3
1
water engineering, solid and hazardous waste management,
EGGN315 Dynamics
3
3
and contaminated site remediation.
EGGN413 Computer Aided Engineering
3
3
EGGN342 Structural Theory
3
3
The Mechanical Engineering Specialty complements the
LAIS/EBGN Cluster Elective I
3
3
core curriculum with courses that provide depth in material
Total 16
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Junior (Spring)
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
EGGN350 Multi-disc. Eng. Lab. II
4.5
1.5
MACS348 Engineering Mathematics
3
3
EGGN371 Engineering Thermodynamics
3
3
EGGN464 Foundation Engineering
3
3
EGGN385 Electronic Devices & Circuits
3
3
4
DCGN210 Introduction to Thermodynamics
3
3
EGGN389 Fund. of Electric Machinery
3
3
4
EGGN444/445 Design of Steel or
Total
18.5
Concrete Structures
3
3
Junior-Senior Year Summer Field Session
lec. lab. sem.hrs.
Civil Elective
3
3
EGGN 334 Field session - Electrical
3
3
Free Elective
3
3
Total 3
Total 18
Senior Year Fall Semester
lec. lab. sem.hrs.
Senior (Fall)
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
LAIS/EBGN H&SS cluster elective II
3
3
MACS323 Probability and Statistics
3
3
EGGN Electrical Specialty Elective
6
6
LAIS/EBGN Cluster Elective II
3
3
EGGN450 Multi-disc. Eng. Lab. III
3
1
EGGN350 MEL II
4.5
1.5
EGGN491 Senior Design I
2
3
3
EGGN491 Senior Design I
2
3
3
EGGN407 Feedback Control Systems
3
3
DCGN381 Electrical Circuits , Electronics
Total
16
and Power
3
3
Civil Elective
3
3
Senior Year Spring Semester
lec. lab. sem.hrs.
Total 16.5
Free electives
9
9
LAIS/EBGN H&SS cluster elective III
3
3
Senior (Spring)
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
EGGN492 Senior Design II
1
6
3
LAIS/EBGN Cluster Elective III
3
3
EGGN Electrical Specialty Elective
3
3
EGGN492 Senior Design II
1
6
3
Total
18
Civil Elective
3
3
Free Elective
3
3
Degree Total
141.5
Free Elective
3
3
Environmental Specialty
Free Elective
3
3
Sophomore Year Fall Semester
lec. lab. sem.hrs.
Total 18
DCGN241 Statics
3
3
Degree Total
138.50
SYGN200
3
3
MACS213 Calc. for Scists & Engn’rs III
4
4
Electrical Specialty
PHGN200 Physics II
3
3
4.5
Sophomore Year Fall Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs. MACS 260** Programming
2/3
2
DCGN241 Statics
3
3
PAGN2XX Physical Education
2
0.5
SYGN200 Human Systems
3
3
Total
17
MACS213 Calc. for Scists & Engn’rs III
4
4
PHGN200 Physics II
3
3
4.5
Sophomore Year Spring Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
MACS261 Computer Programming Concepts
MACS315 Differential Equations
3
3
(C++)
3
3
PAGN2XX Physical Education
2
0.5
PAGN2XX Physical Education
2
0.5
EGGN320 Mechanics of Materials
3
3
Total
18
DCGN381 Elect. Circuits, Elect. & Pwr.
3
3
EGGN250 Multi-disc. Eng. Lab. I
4.5
1.5
Sophomore Year Spring Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs. EPIC251 Design II
3
1
3
MACS315 Differential Equations
3
3
Total
17
PAGN2XX Physical Education
2
0.5
EBGN201 Principles of Economics
3
3
Junior Year Fall Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
EGGN320 Mechanics of Materials
3
3
MACS323 Probability & Statistics
3
3
DCGN381 Elect. Circuits, Elect. & Pwr.
3
3
MACS348 Engineering Mathematics
3
3
EGGN250 Multi-disc. Eng. Lab. I
4.5
1.5
EGGN351 Fluid Mechanics
3
3
EPIC251 Design II
3
1
3
EGGN371 Engineering Thermodynamics
3
3
Total
17
EGGN315 Dynamics
3
3
EGGN353 Environmental Sci. & Eng. I
3
3
Junior Year Fall Semester
lec. lab. sem.hrs. Total
18
MACS323 Probability & Statistics
3
3
MACS348 Engineering Mathematics
3
3
Junior Year Spring Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
PHGN300 Modern Physics
3
3
LAIS/EBGN H&SS cluster elective I
3
3
EGGN382 Engineering Circuit Analysis
1
3
2
EGGN350 Multi-disc. Eng. Lab. II
4.5
1.5
EGGN388 Information Systems Science
3
3
EGGN413/407 CAE/Feedback
EGGN384 Digital Logic
3
3
4
Control Systems
3
3
Total
18
EGGN354 Environmental Sci. & Eng. II
3
3
Free elective
3
3
Junior Year Spring Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs. EGGN Environmental Specialty Elective
3
3
LAIS/EBGN H&SS cluster elective I
3
3
Total
16.5
EGGN351 Fluid Mechanics
3
3
50
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Junior-Senior Year Summer Field Session
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
LAIS/EBGN H&SS cluster elective II
3
3
EGGN 335 Field Session Environmental
3
EGGN471 Heat Transfer
3
3
Total 3
EGGN411
Machine
Design
3
3
4
Senior Year Fall Semester
lec. lab. sem.hrs. Total 18
EGGN491 Senior Design I
2
3
3
Senior Year Spring Semester
lec. lab. sem.hrs.
Free elective
3
3
Free elective
6
6
EGGN Environmental Specialty Elective
6
6
LAIS/EBGN H&SS cluster elective III
3
3
EBGN201 Principles of Economics
3
3
EGGN492 Senior Design II
1
6
3
Total
15
EGGN Mechanical Specialty Elective
6
6
Senior Year Spring Semester
lec. lab. sem.hrs. Total 18
Free elective
3
3
Degree Total
140.5
LAIS/EBGN H&SS cluster elective II
3
3
*Mechanical Engineering students may take a single 4-credit course,
LAIS/EBGN H&SS cluster elective III
3
3
EGGN398A Special Topics in Statics/Strengths instead of taking
EGGN492 Senior Design II
1
6
3
separate 3-credit courses in DCGN241 Statics and EGGN320
EGGN Environmental Specialty Elective
6
6
Strength of Materials.
Total
18
Mechanical Engineering students may take the 2-credit MA260
Degree Total
137.5
Fortran or Java Programming instead of the 3-credit MA261
Mechanical Specialty*
Programming Concepts in C++
Sophomore Year Fall Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
Engineering Specialty Electives
DCGN241 Statics
3
3
Civil Specialty
SYGN200
3
3
Civil Specialty students are required to take any three
MACS213 Calc. for Scists & Engn’rs III
4
4
PHGN200 Physics II
3
3
4.5
civil elective courses from the following lists which have
MACS 261** Programming
2/3
3
been arranged in themes for students wishing to specialize in
PAGN2XX Physical Education
2
0.5
a particular area.
Total 18
Geotechnical
Sophomore Year Spring Semester
lec. lab. sem.hrs. EGGN448 Advanced Soil Mechanics
MACS315 Differential Equations
3
3
EGGN465 Unsaturated Soil Mechanics
PAGN2XX Physical Education
2
0.5
MNGN321 Introduction to Rock Mechanics
EGGN320 Mechanics of Materials
3
3
MNGN404 Tunneling
DCGN381 Elect. Circuits, Elect. & Pwr.
3
3
MNGN406 Design and Support of Underground Excavations
EGGN250 Multi-disc. Eng. Lab. I
4.5
1.5
MNGN418 Advanced Rock Mechanics
EPIC251 Design II
3
1
3
GEGN466 Groundwater Engineering
Total 17
GEGN468 Engineering Geology and Geotechnics
GEGN473 Site investigation
Summer Field Session
lec. lab. sem.hrs.
EGGN 235 Field Session - Mechanical
3
Structural
Total 3
EGGN398/498 Steel Bridge/Concrete Canoe
EGGN441 Advanced Structural Analysis
Junior Year Fall Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs. EGGN444/445 Steel Design or Concrete Design
MACS323 Probability & Statistics
3
3
MACS348 Engineering Mathematics
3
3
Mechanics
LAIS/EBGN H&SS cluster elective I
3
3
EGGN422 Advanced Mechanics of Materials
EGGN315 Dynamics
3
3
EGGN442 Finite Element Methods For Engineers
EGGN371 Engineering Thermodynamics
3
3
EGGN473 Fluid Mechanics II
EGGN388 Information Systems Science
3
3
EGGN478 Engineering Dynamics
Total 18
Miscellaneous
Junior Year Spring Semester
lec. lab. sem.hrs. EGGN333 Geographical Measurement Systems
EBGN201 Principles of Economics
3
3
EGGN340 Cooperative Education (Civil)
EGGN351 Fluid Mechanics
3
3
EGGN399/499 Independent Study (Civil)
EGGN350 Multi-disc. Eng. Lab. II
4.5
1.5
EGGN407 Feedback control systems
EGGN407 Feedback Control Systems
3
3
EBGN421 Engineering Economics
EGGN413 Computer-Aided Engineering
3
3
Environmental
EGGN Mechanical Specialty Elective
3
3
EGGN353 Fundamentals of Environmental Science and
Total 16.5
Engineering I
Senior Year Fall Semester
lec. lab. sem.hrs. EGGN354 Fundamentals of Environmental Science and
EGGN450 Multi-disc. Eng. Lab. III
3
1
Engineering II
EGGN491 Senior Design I
2
3
3
EGGN451 Hydraulic Problems
Free elective
3
3
EGGN453 Wastewater Engineering
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EGGN454 Water Supply Engineering
EGGN478 Engineering Dynamics**
EGGN455 Solid and Hazardous Waste Engineering
PHGN350 Intermediate Mechanics
EGGN456 Scientific Basis of Environmental Regulations
Thermo Fluids
EGGN457 Site Remediation Engineering
EGGN403 Thermodynamics II**
*Special topics courses with the number EGGN398/498 and all
EGGN473 Fluid Mechanics II**
graduate courses taught in the Civil Engineering specialty area may
Other
also be allowed as electives. Students should consult their faculty ad-
EGGN400 Intro. to Robotics
visor or the Civil Engineering Program Chairs for guidance
CR/EBGN421 Engineering Economics
Electrical Specialty
*Any 500-level class taught by a member of the Mechanical Engi-
Electrical specialty students are required to take three
neering Faculty is also a legitimate Mechanical Elective. Otherwise,
from the following list of electrical technical elective
courses not appearing in this list may not be used as a Mechanical
courses:
Elective without the written approval of the Mechanical Engineering
Program Chair
EGGN482 Microcomputer Architecture and Interfacing
EGGN483 Analog and Digital Communications Systems
** Students are required to take at least one course from the follow-
EGGN484 Power Systems Analysis
ing list: EGGN 403, EGGN422, EGGN 473, EGGN 478.
EGGN485 Introduction to High Power Electronics
Division of Engineering Areas of Special Interest
PHGN361 Intermediate Electromagnetism
and Minor Programs
PHGN440 Solid State Physics
PHGN435 Microelectronics Processing Laboratory
General Requirements
A Minor Program of study must consist of a minimum
*Approved special topics with a number EGGN398/498 and all
of 18 credit hours of a logical sequence of courses, only three
graduate courses taught in the Electrical Engineering specialty area.
Students should consult their faculty advisor or Electrical Engineer-
hours of which may be taken at the 100- or 200- level. No
ing Program Chair for guidance
more than six credit hours of the sequence may be taken in
the student’s degree granting department.
Environmental Specialty
All students pursuing the Environmental Specialty are
An Area of Special Interest (ASI) must consist of a
required to take EGGN/ESGN353 and EGGN/ESGN354.
minimum of 12 credit hours of a logical sequence of courses,
These courses are prerequisites for many 400 level Environ-
only three hours of which may be taken at the 100- or 200-
mental Specialty courses. In addition students are required to
level. No more than three credit hours of the sequence may
take five courses from the following list:
be specifically required by the degree program in which the
student is graduating.
ESGN440 Environmental Pollution: Sources, Characteristics,
Transport and Fate
A Minor Program / Area of Special Interest declaration
EGGN451 Hydraulic Problems
(available in the Registrar’s Office) should be submitted for
EGGN/ESGN453 Wastewater Engineering
approval prior to the student’s completion of half of the hours
EGGN/ESGN454 Water Supply Engineering
proposed to constitute the program. Approvals are required
EGGN/ESGN455 Solid and Hazardous Waste Engineering
from the Director of the Engineering Division, the student’s
EGGN/ESGN457 Site Remediation Engineering
advisor, and the Department Head or Division Director in the
ESGN462 Solid Waste Minimization
department or division in which the student is enrolled.
ESGN463 Industrial Waste: Recycling and Marketing
GEGN467 Groundwater Engineering
The Humanitarian Engineering Minor (HE) is an
Mechanical Specialty
alternative available to engineering students seeking to have
Mechanical specialty students are required to take three
a direct impact on meeting the basic needs of humanity. This
from the following list of mechanical elective courses:
minor program lies at the intersection of society, culture, and
technology. Technologically-oriented humanitarian projects
Biomedical
are intended to provide fundamental needs (food, water, waste
EGGN 420 Introduction to Biomedical Engineering
EGGN425 Musculoskeletal Biomechanics
treatment, shelter, and power) when these are missing or in-
EGGN430 Biomedical Instrumentation
adequate for human development, or higher-level needs for
underserved communities within developed and developing
Materials
countries. The Humanitarian Engineering Minor combines
MTGN/EGGN390 Materials and Manufacturing Processes
MTGN445 Mechanical Properties of Materials
courses in LAIS with technical courses offered through the
MTGN450 Statistical Control of Materials Processes
Engineering Division or other appropriate applied courses
MTGN464 Forging and Forming
offered on the Mines campus (or at other universities, subject
Mechanics
to Humanitarian Engineering Steering Committee approval).
EGGN422 Advanced Mechanics of Materials**
Students may also wish to investigate the 18-credit Minor in
EGGN442 Finite Element Methods for Engineers
Humanitarian Studies and Technology.
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Programs in the Engineering Division
EGGN354 Fundamentals of Environmental Science
The Engineering Division offers minor and ASI programs
and Engineering II
3 sem hrs.
to meet two sets of audiences. The first is a program in
EGGN422 Advanced Mechanics of Materials
3 sem hrs.
General Engineering which is suited to students who are
EGGN442 Finite Element Methods for Engineers
3 sem hrs.
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 Spe-
EGGN498 Numerical Methods for Engineers
3 sem hrs.
cialties which is suited to students pursuing an engineering
EGGN498 Advanced Soil Mechanics
3 sem hrs.
degree, and who have therefore completed much of the course-
EGGN499 Dynamics of Structures and Soils
3 sem hrs.
work represented in the General Engineering program. Students
MNGN321 Introduction to Rock Mechanics
3 sem hrs.
may opt to pursue minors or ASIs in civil, electrical, environ-
GEGN467 Groundwater Engineering
4 sem hrs.
mental or mechanical engineering within the Engineering
GEGN468 Engineering Geology and Geotechnics
4 sem hrs.
Specialties program.
Electrical
Students wishing to enroll in either program must satisfy
A twelve (ASI) or eighteen hour (minor) sequence must
all prerequisite requirements for each course in a chosen
be selected from a basic electrical program comprising:
sequence. Students in the sciences or mathematics will there-
DCGN381 Introduction to Electrical Circuits,
fore be better positioned to prerequisite requirements in the
Electronics and Power
3 sem hrs.
General Engineering program, while students in engineering
EGGN382 Engineering Circuit Analysis
2 sem hrs.
disciplines will be better positioned to meet the prerequisite
EGGN388 Information Systems Science
3 sem hrs.
requirements for courses in the Engineering Specialties.
Additional courses are to be selected from:
The courses listed below, constituting each program and
EGGN334 Engineering Field Session, Electrical
the specialty variations, are offered as guidelines for select-
Specialty
3 sem hrs.
ing a logical sequence. In cases where students have unique
EGGN384 Digital Logic
4 sem hrs.
backgrounds or interests, these sequences may be adapted
EGGN385 Electronic Devices and Circuits
4 sem hrs.
EGGN389 Fundamentals of Electric Machinery
4 sem hrs.
accordingly through consultation with faculty in the Engi-
EGGN407 Introduction to Feedback Control Systems
3 sem hrs.
neering Division.
EGGN482 Microcomputer Architecture and Interfacing 4 sem hrs.
General Engineering Program
EGGN483 Analog & Digital Communication Systems
4 sem hrs.
A twelve (ASI) or eighteen hour (minor) sequence must
EGGN484 Power Systems Analysis
3 sem hrs.
be selected from:
EGGN485 Introduction to High Power Electronics
3 sem hrs.
DCGN241 Statics
3 sem hrs.
*Approved special topics with a number EGGN398/498 and all
EGGN320 Mechanics of Materials
3 sem hrs.
graduate courses taught in the Electrical Engineering specialty area.
EGGN351 Fluid Mechanics
3 sem hrs.
Students should consult their faculty advisor or Electrical Engineer-
EGGN371 Thermodynamics
3 sem hrs.
ing Program Chair for guidance
DCGN381 Electrical Circuits, Electronics and Power
3 sem hrs.
Environmental Science and Engineering Minor
EGGN315 Dynamics
3 sem hrs.
EBGN421 Engineering Economics
3 sem hrs.
and ASI
General Requirements:
Note: Multidisciplinary Engineering Laboratories I, II and III
(EGGN 250, 350 and 450, respectively) may be taken as laboratory
A Minor Program of study must consist of a minimum
supplements to DCGN 381, EGGN351 and EGGN320.
of 18 credit hours of a logical sequence of courses, only three
Engineering Specialties Program
hours of which may be taken at the 100- or 200- level.
Civil
An Area of Special Interest (ASI) must consist of a mini-
A twelve (ASI) or eighteen hour (minor) sequence must
mum of 12 credit hours of a logical sequence of courses, only
be selected from:
three hours of which may be taken at the 100- or 200- level.
EGGN342 Structural Theory
3 sem hrs.
A Minor Program / Area of Special Interest declaration
EGGN361 Soil Mechanics
3 sem hrs.
(available at 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
EGGN441 Advanced Structural Theory 3 sem hrs.
proposed to constitute the program. Approvals are required
EGGN444 Design of Steel Structures
3 sem hrs.
EGGN445 Design of Reinforced Concrete Structures
3 sem hrs.
from the Director of the Environmental Science and Engi-
EGGN448 Advanced Soil Mechanics 3 sem hrs.
neering Division, the student’s advisor, and the Department
EGGN451 Hydraulic Problems
3 sem hrs.
Head or Division Director in the department or division in
EGGN464 Foundations
3 sem hrs.
which the student is enrolled.
EGGN333 Geographic Measurement Systems
3 sem hrs.
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All students pursuing the ESE Minor or ASI are required
level courses may be used toward the MS degree. The re-
to take ESGN/EGGN353 and ESGN/EGGN354.
mainder of the courses will be at the graduate level (5XX and
Additional courses for the ASI or Minor sequence must
above). Students will need to choose a graduate program
be selected from:
(Civil, Electrical, Mechanical, and General). The Engineer-
ing Division Graduate Bulletin provides details for each of
EGGN401 Fundamentals of Ecology
these programs and includes specific instructions regarding
ESGN/EGGN453 Wastewater Engineering
required and elective courses for each. In all cases, the six
ESGN/EGGN454 Water Supply Engineering
ESGN/EGGN456 Scientific Basis of Environmental Regulations
hours of double counting does not apply for students pursu-
ESGN/EGGN457 Site Remediation Engineering
ing an M.S. degree with a thesis option.
ESGN462 Solid Waste Minimization and Recycling
Interested students can obtain additional information from
ESGN463 Industrial Waste Conversion and Marketing
the Division of Engineering.
Mechanical
Five-Year Combined Engineering Physics or
A twelve (ASI) or eighteen hour (minor) sequence must
Chemistry Baccalaureate and Engineering
be selected from:
Systems Masters Degrees
EGGN351 Fluid Mechanics
3 sem hrs.
The Division of Engineering in collaboration with the
EGGN403 Thermodynamics II
3 sem hrs.
Departments of Physics and Chemistry offers five- year
EGGN471 Heat Transfer
3 sem hrs.
programs in which students have the opportunity to obtain
EGGN473 Fluid Mechanics II
3 sem hrs.
EGGN411 Machine Design
3 sem hrs.
specific engineering skills to complement their physics or
EGGN413 Computer-Aided Engineering
3 sem hrs.
chemistry background. Physics or chemistry students in this
EGGN400 Introduction to Robotics
3 sem hrs.
program fill in their technical and free electives over their
EGGN407 Feedback Control Systems
3 sem hrs.
standard four year Engineering Physics or Chemistry BS
EGGN422 Advanced Mechanics of Materials
3 sem hrs.
program with a reduced set of engineering classes. These
Five-year Combined Engineering Baccalaureate
classes come in one of two tracks: Electrical engineering,
and Engineering Systems Masters Degrees
and Mechanical engineering. At the end of the fourth year,
the student is awarded an Engineering Physics BS or Chem-
The Division of Engineering offers a five year combined
istry BS, as appropriate. Students in this program are auto-
program in which students have the opportunity to obtain
matically entered into the Engineering Systems Masters
specific engineering skills supplemented with advanced
degree program. Just as any graduate student, it is possible
coursework in Engineering Systems. Upon completion of the
for them to graduate in one year (non-thesis option) with a
program, students receive two degrees, the Bachelor of Sci-
Masters of Science in Engineering Systems degree.
ence in Engineering and the Master of Science in Engineer-
ing Systems.
Students must apply to enter this program in their mid-
Sophomore or beginning Junior year. To complete the under-
Students must apply to enter this program in the mid-
graduate portion of the program, students must take the
Sophomore or beginning Junior year. To complete the under-
classes indicated by the “typical” class sequence for the
graduate portion of the program, students must successfully
appropriate track, maintain a B average, find an appropriate
finish the classes indicated in any of the four specialty pro-
Senior Design project, find a Division of Engineering advisor
grams (civil, electrical, environmental or mechanical engi-
by the start of the Senior year and make sure that he/she agrees
neering), and maintain a B average. At the beginning of the
with the subject and scope of the Senior Design project. At
Senior year, a pro forma graduate school application is sub-
the beginning of the Senior year, a pro forma graduate school
mitted and as long as the undergraduate portion of the pro-
application is submitted and as long as the undergraduate
gram is successfully completed, the student is admitted to the
portion of the program is successfully completed, the student
Engineering Systems graduate program.
is admitted to the Engineering Systems graduate program.
Students are required to take thirty-six credit hours for the
Interested students can obtain additional information and
M.S. degree. However, six hours can be double counted be-
detailed curricula from the Division of Engineering or the
tween the BS and MS degrees, as long as they are courses at
Physics Department.
the 4XX level or higher. A total of nine credit hours of 4XX
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Environmental Science
Environmental Science and Engineering Minor
and ASI
and Engineering
General Requirements:
A Minor Program of study must consist of a minimum
ROBERT L. SIEGRIST, Professor and Division Director
of 18 credit hours of a logical sequence of courses, only three
BRUCE D. HONEYMAN, Professor
TISSA ILLANGASEKARE, Professor and AMAX Distinguished
hours of which may be taken at the 100- or 200- level.
Chair
An Area of Special Interest (ASI) must consist of a mini-
PHILIPPE ROSS, Professor
mum of 12 credit hours of a logical sequence of courses, only
RONALD R.H. COHEN, Associate Professor
three hours of which may be taken at the 100- or 200-level.
LINDA A. FIGUEROA, Associate Professor
JOHN E. McCRAY, Associate Professor
A Minor Program / Area of Special Interest declaration
DIANNE AHMANN, Assistant Professor
(available in the Registrar’s Office) should be submitted for
JÖRG DREWES, Assistant Professor
approval prior to the student’s completion of half of the hours
JUNKO MUNAKATA MARR, Assistant Professor
proposed to constitute the program. Approvals are required
ROBERT F. HOLUB, Research Professor
from the Director of the Environmental Science and Engi-
MICHAEL SEIBERT, Research Professor
neering Division, the student’s advisor, and the Department
MARIA L. GHIRARDI, Research Associate Professor
Head or Division Director in the department or division in
MATTHIAS KOHLER, Research Associate Professor
which the student is enrolled.
MICHELLE L CRIMI, Research Assistant Professor
MATTHEW C. POSEWITZ, Research Assistant Professor
All students pursuing the ESE Minor or ASI are required
PEI XU, Research Assistant Professor
to take ESGN/EGGN353 and ESGN/EGGN354.
KATHRYN LOWE, Senior Research Associate
Additional courses for the ASI or Minor sequence must
GEORGE W. PRING, Adjunct Professor
be selected from:
PAUL B. QUENEAU, Adjunct Professor
DANIEL T. TEITELBAUM, Adjunct Professor
ESGN 401 Fundamentals of Ecology
ESGN/EGGN453 Wastewater Engineering
Program Description
ESGN/EGGN454 Water Supply Engineering
The Environmental Science and Engineering (ESE) Divi-
ESGN/EGGN456 Scientific Basis of Environmental Regulations
sion offers specialty and minor programs in Environmental
ESGN/EGGN457 Site Remediation Engineering
Science and Engineering. ESE provides an undergraduate
ESGN462 Solid Waste Minimization and Recycling
curriculum leading to a Minor (18 hours) or an Area of Spe-
ESGN463 Industrial Waste Conversion and Marketing
cial Interest (ASI) (12 hours).
Combined Degree Program Option
Environmental Engineering Specialty in the
CSM Undergraduate students have the opportunity to
Engineering Division
begin work on a M.S. degree in Environmental Science and
The Environmental Engineering Specialty introduces
Engineering while completing their Bachelor’s degree. The
students to the fundamentals of environmental engineering
CSM Combined Degree Program provides the vehicle for
including the scientific and regulatory basis of public health
students to use undergraduate coursework as part of their
and environmental protection. Topics covered include envi-
Graduate Degree curriculum. For more information please
ronmental science and regulatory processes, water and waste-
see the ESE Division website: http://www.mines.edu/
water engineering, solid and hazardous waste management,
academic/envsci/ucombine.html.
and contaminated site remediation.
See entries in this Bulletin under Engineering and the
degree program leading to the BS in Engineering with a
Specialty in Environmental Engineering. This undergraduate
Specialty is supported by the Environmental Science and
Engineering Division.
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Geology and Geological
program, beginning in Design I (Freshman year) and ending
Engineering
with the capstone design courses in the senior year. The pro-
gram is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Com
MURRAY W. HITZMAN, Professor, Charles F. Fogarty Professor of
mission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and
Economic Geology, and Department Head
Technology, 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD
WENDY J. HARRISON, Professor
21202-4012, telephone (410) 347-7700. Students have the
NEIL F. HURLEY, Professor, Charles Boettcher Distinguished Chair
background to take the Fundamentals of Engineering Exam,
in Petroleum Geology
EILEEN POETER, Professor
the first step in becoming a registered Professional Engineer.
SAMUEL B. ROMBERGER, Professor
Graduates follow five general career paths:
RICHARD F. WENDLANDT, Professor
Engineering Geology and Geotechnics. Careers in site
L. GRAHAM CLOSS, Associate Professor
JOHN B. CURTIS, Associate Professor
investigation, design and stabilization of foundations or slopes;
MICHAEL A. GARDNER, Associate Professor
site characterization, design, construction and remediation
JERRY D. HIGGINS, Associate Professor
of waste disposal sites or contaminated sites; and assessment
GREGORY S. HOLDEN, Associate Professor and Assistant
of geologic hazards for civil, mining or environmental engi-
Department Head
neering projects.
JOHN D. HUMPHREY, Associate Professor
Ground-Water Engineering. Careers in assessment and
KEVIN W. MANDERNACK, Associate Professor
remediation of ground-water contamination, design of
ERIC P. NELSON, Associate Professor
PAUL SANTI, Associate Professor
ground-water control facilities for geotechnical projects and
BRUCE TRUDGILL, Associate Professor
exploration for and development of ground-water supplies.
MICHAEL N. GOOSEFF, Assistant Professor
Petroleum Exploration and Development Engineering.
CHARLES F. KLUTH, Distinguished Scientist
Careers in search for and development of oil, gas and coal
JEFFREY W. HEDENQUIST, Research Associate Professor
and their efficient extraction.
DONNA S. ANDERSON, Research Assistant Professor
MARY CARR, Research Assistant Professor
Mineral Exploration and Development Engineering.
GEOFF THYNE, Research Assistant Professor
Careers in search for and development of natural deposits of
THOMAS L.T. GROSE, Professor Emeritus
metals, industrial materials and rock aggregate.
JOHN D. HAUN, Professor Emeritus
Geological Science. Students are also well prepared to
RICHARD W. HUTCHINSON, Professor Emeritus
KEENAN LEE, Professor Emeritus
pursue careers in basic geoscience. Graduates have become
A. KEITH TURNER, 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 re-
Program Description
search and education.
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. Both
humans and the earth. Geological Engineers deal with a wide
concentrations are identical in the first two years as students
variety of the resource and environmental problems that
study basic science, mathematics, engineering science, and
come with accommodating more and more people on a finite
geological science. In the junior year those students pursuing
planet. Geologic hazards and conditions must be recognized
careers in ground-water engineering, engineering geology
and considered in the location and design of foundations for
and geotechnics, or geoenvironmental engineering applica-
buildings, roads and other structures; waste disposal facilities
tions follow the Environmental, Engineering Geology and
must be properly located, designed and constructed; contami-
Geotechnics, and Ground-Water Engineering Concentration.
nated sites and ground water must be accurately character-
Students anticipating careers in resource exploration and
ized before cleanup can be accomplished; water supplies
development or who expect to pursue graduate studies in
must be located, developed and protected; and new mineral
geological sciences follow the Mineral and Petroleum
and energy resources must be located and developed in an
Exploration Engineering Concentration.
environmentally sound manner. Geological Engineers are the
At all levels the Geological Engineering Program empha-
professionals trained to meet these challenges.
sizes laboratory and field experience. All courses have a lab-
The Geological Engineering curriculum provides a strong
oratory session, and after the junior year students participate
foundation in the basic sciences, mathematics, geological
in a field course, which is six weeks of geologic and engi-
science and basic engineering along with specialized upper
neering mapping and direct observation. The course involves
level instruction in integrated applications to real problems.
considerable time outdoors in the mountains and canyons of
Engineering design is integrated throughout the four year
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 from
logical engineering specialization. The course sequences
their work in the geosciences and geoengineering disciplines.
begin with a 4 unit course in the fundamentals of a field of
Program Requirements
geological engineering which is followed by a 3 unit design-
In order to achieve the program goals listed above, every
oriented course that emphasizes experience in direct applica-
student working towards the Bachelor of Science Degree
tion of principles through design projects.
in Geological Engineering must complete the following
Students interested in careers in Geological Engineering
requirements:
are encouraged to enroll in a one unit Spring course (GEOL
PROPOSED 2004
102) entitled “Careers in Geological Engineering.” The
Degree Requirements (Geological Engineering)
course, a series of presentations by faculty and outside pro-
Sophomore Year Fall Semester
lec. lab. sem.hrs.
fessionals on all aspects of these careers, is designed to pro-
GEGN242 Geol. Principles & Processes
3
3
4
vide students with the background necessary to make informed
MACS213 Calc. for Scientists & Engn’rs III
4
4
career decisions. All students are invited to participate.
DCGN241 Statics
3
3
Program Goals (Bachelor of Science in
SYGN200 Human Systems
3
3
PAGN201 Physical Education III
2
0.5
Geological Engineering)
Total 14.5
In addition to achieving the goals described in the CSM
Sophomore Year Spring Semester
lec. lab. sem.hrs.
Graduate Profile and the ABET Accreditation Criteria, the
EPIC251 GIS Epics II
2
3
3
Geological Engineering Program at CSM has established the
GEGN206 Earth Materials
2
3
3
following goals:
MACS315 Differential Equations
3
3
Graduates of the Department should have depth and
PHGN200 Physics II
3.5
3
4.5
breadth in one or more of the following fields: ground-water
EGGN320 Mechanics of Materials
3
3
engineering, engineering geology and geotechnics, environ-
PAGN202 Physical Education IV
2
0.5
Total 17
mental geology, and natural resource exploration and devel-
opment. They should have the knowledge and experience to
Following the sophomore year, Geological Engineering students
recognize problems and design solutions through application
choose from one of two concentrations: 1. Minerals and Petroleum
Exploration Engineering 2. Environmental, Engineering Geology
of scientific and engineering principles and methods.
and Geotechnics, and Ground-water Engineering
Graduates must have the communication skills which
Minerals and Petroleum Exploration Engineering
permit them to convey technical information, geoscience and
Concentration
geoengineering concepts, and results of technical studies to
Recommended for students intending careers in explo-
peers and the lay public. Communication skills include oral,
ration and development of mineral and fuels resources, or
written and graphic presentations, computer-based retrieval,
intending careers in geoscience research and education.
manipulation and analysis of technical information, and gen-
eral computer literacy.
Junior Year Fall Semester
lec. lab. sem.hrs.
GEOL309 Structural Geology
3
3
4
Graduates should appreciate and respect the characteris-
GEOL321 Material Characterization
2
3
3
tics and worth of leadership and teamwork, and should pos-
DCGN209 Thermodynamics
3
3
sess the attitude that teamwork and cooperation are equally
EBGN201 Principles of Economics
3
3
important values as leadership.
EGGN361 Soil Mechanics OR
3
3
MNGN321 Introduction to Rock Mechanics
2
3
3
Graduates should have the skills and desire, as well as
Total 16
technical breadth and depth, to continue their personal and
professional growth through life-long learning. Graduates
Junior Year Spring Semester
lec. lab. sem.hrs.
GEOL307 Petrology
2
3
3
should have the understanding that personal and professional
GEGN317 Field Methods
6
2
flexibility, creativity, resourcefulness, receptivity and open-
GEOL314 Stratigraphy
3
3
4
ness are crucial attributes to continued growth and success
LAIS/EBGN H&SS Cluster Elective I
3
3
in increasingly diverse, multi-disciplinary technical
Tech Elective II *
3
3
environments.
EGGN351 Fluid Mechanics
3
3
Graduates should appreciate and respect diversity of cul-
Total 18
ture, language, religion, social-political-economic systems,
*Technical Electives I & II: Either MNGN321 or EGGN361 is
approaches toward thinking and analysis, and personal pref-
required as ONE of the technical electives. An additional technical
erence. They should feel capable of working in a technical
elective must be selected so that the total technical elective credit
capacity and communicating with others in an international
hours are composed of a balance of engineering science and engi-
neering design.
geoscience and geoengineering arena.
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Summer Field Term
lec. lab. sem.hrs. Senior Year Fall Semester
lec. lab. sem.hrs.
GEGN316 Field Geology
6
6
GEGN468 Engineering Geology
3
3
4
Senior Year Fall Semester
lec. lab. sem.hrs. GEGN467
Ground-Water
Engineering
3
3
4
GEGN4— Option Elective
3
3
4
GEGN432 Geological Data Management
1
6
3
GEGN4— Option Elective
3
3
4
LAIS/EBGN H&SS Cluster Elective II
3
3
GEGN432 Geological Data Management
1
6
3
Free Elective
3
3
LAIS/EBGN H&SS Cluster Elective II
3
3
Total
17
Free Elective
3
Senior Year Spring Semester
lec. lab. sem.hrs.
Total 17
GEGN469 Engineering Geology Design
3
3
Senior Year Spring Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
GEGN470 Ground-Water Engineering Design
3
3
GEGN4— Design Elective
2
3
3
LAIS/EBGN H&SS Cluster Elective III
3
3
GEGN4— Design Elective
2
3
3
Free Elective
3
3
LAIS/EBGN H&SS Cluster Elective III
3
3
Free Elective
3
3
Free Elective
3
Total
15
Free Elective
3
Degree Total
134.5
Total 15
Students in the Environmental, Engineering Geology and
Degree Total
136.5
Geotechnics, and Ground-Water Engineering Concentration
Option Electives:
may further specialize by utilizing their free elective courses
Students must take TWO of the following four courses.
to emphasize a specific specialty. Suggested courses are pre-
GEGN401 Mineral Deposits
4 credits
sented below and should be selected in consultation with the
GEGN438 Petroleum Geology
4 credits
student’s advisor. The emphasis area is an informal designa-
GEGN467 Ground-Water Engineering
4 credits
tion only and it will not appear on the transcript.
GEGN468 Engineering Geology & Geotechnics
4 credits
Engineering Geology and Geotechnics Emphasis:
Design Electives:
EGGN464 Foundations
Students must take TWO design courses, corresponding
GEGN475 Applications of Geographic Information Systems
in subject area to the Option Elective.
EBGN321 Engineering Economics
EGGN465 Unsaturated Soil Mechanics
GEGN403 Mineral Exploration Design
3 credits
GEGN399 Independent Study in Engineering Geology
GEGN439 Multi-Disciplinary Petroleum Design
3 credits
GEGN476 Desktop Mapping Applications for Project Data
GEGN469 Engineering Geology Design
3 credits
Management
GEGN470 Ground-Water Engineering Design
3 credits
GEGN499 Independent Study in Engineering Geology
Environmental, Engineering Geology and Geotechnics,
GEOL307 Petrology
and Ground-Water Engineering Concentration
GEOL321 Materials Characterization
Recommended for students intending careers in geo-
MACS261 Programming Concepts
technical engineering, hydrogeology, or other environmental
MNGN404 Tunneling
engineering careers.
MNGN408 Underground Design and Construction
MNGN410 Excavation Project Management
Junior Year Fall Semester
lec. lab. sem.hrs. MNGN445/545 Rock Slope Design
GEOL309 Structural Geology
3
3
4
DCGN209 Introduction to Thermodynamics
3
3
Water Engineering Emphasis:
or
EBGN321 Engineering Economics
EGGN371 Thermodynamics
3
3
EGGN/ESGN353 Fundamentals of Environmental Sci. & Engr. I
EBGN201 Principles of Economics
3
3
EGGN/ESGN354 Fundamentals of Environmental Sci. & Engr. II
EGGN361 Soil Mechanics
3
3
EGGN451 Hydraulic Problems
EGGN363 Soil Mechanics Lab
1 1
EGGN465 Unsaturated Soil Mechanics
EGGN351 Fluid Mechanics
3
3
EGGN473 Fluid Mechanics
Total
17
EGGN/ESGN453 Wastewater Engineering
EGGN/ESGN454 Water Supply Engineering
Junior Year Spring Semester
lec. lab. sem.hrs. ESGN401 Fundamentals of Ecology
GEGN317 Field Methods
6
2
ESGN440 Environmental Pollution
GEGN473 Site Investigation
3
3
ESGN/EGGN455 Solid & Hazardous Waste Engineering
GEOL314 Stratigraphy
3
3
4
ESGN/EGGN456 Scientific Basis of Environmental Regulations
LAIS/EBGN H&SS Cluster Elective I
3
3
ESGN/EGGN457 Site Remediation Engineering
MNGN321 Rock Mechanics
2
3
3
ESGN490 Environmental Law
Total 15
ESGN/CHGN403 Intro. to Environmental Chemistry
Summer Field Term
lec. lab. sem.hrs. GEGN499 Independent Study in Hydrogeology
GEGN316 Field Geology
6
6
GEGN475 Applications of Geographic Information Systems
GEGN481 Advanced Hydrology
GEGN483 Math Modeling of Ground-Water Systems
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GEOL321 Materials Characterization
Geophysics
GPGN311 Survey of Exploration Geophysics
LISS480 Environmental Politics & Policy
TERENCE K. YOUNG, Professor and Department Head
LISS482 Water Politics & Policy
THOMAS L. DAVIS, Professor
MACS260 Fortran Programming
ALEXANDER A. KAUFMAN, Professor
MACS261 Programming Concepts
KENNETH L. LARNER, Charles Henry Green Professor of
MACS332 Linear Algebra
Exploration Geophysics
MACS333 Intro to Mathematical Modeling
GARY R. OLHOEFT, Professor
Geological Engineering Minor
MAX PEETERS, Baker Hughes Professor of Petrophysics and
Borehole Geophysics
Students, other than Geological Engineering majors,
PHILLIP R. ROMIG, Professor and Associate Vice President for
desiring to receive a minor in Geological Engineering must
Research
complete 18 hours of Geology and Geological Engineering
JOHN A. SCALES, Professor
courses as follows:
ROEL K. SNIEDER, Keck Foundation Professor of Basic
1. SYGN101 Earth and Environmental Systems
Exploration Science
ILYA D. TSVANKIN, Professor
2. At least one course from each of the following groups:
THOMAS M. BOYD, Associate Professor
Earth Materials
YAOGUO LI, Associate Professor
GEGN206 Earth Materials
NORMAN BLEISTEIN, Research Professor
GEOL210 Materials of the Earth
MICHAEL L. BATZLE, Research Associate Professor
Structural Geology
ROBERT D. BENSON, Research Associate Professor
KASPER VAN WIJK, Research Assistant Professor
GEOL308 Applied Structural Geology or
HENGREN XIA, Research Assistant Professor
GEOL309 Structural Geology and Tectonics
ROBERT L. KRANZ, Adjunct Associate Professor
Stratigraphy
DAVID J. WALD, Adjunct Associate Professor
GEOL314 Stratigraphy or
WARREN B. HAMILTON, Distinguished Senior Scientist
GEOL315 Sedimentology and Stratigraphy
PIETER HOEKSTRA, Distinguished Senior Scientist
THOMAS R. LAFEHR, Distinguished Senior Scientist
3. One senior area elective course can be chosen from the
MISAC N. NABIGHIAN, Distinguished Senior Scientist
following:
ADEL ZOHDY, Distinguished Senior Scientist
GEGN401 Mineral Deposits
FRANK A. HADSELL, Professor Emeritus
GEGN438 Petroleum Geology
GEORGE V. KELLER, 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 home
credit hours of which may be at the 100- or 200- level. Addi-
to all its inhabitants. Geophysics and geophysical engineering
tionally a total of not more than three credit hours of the se-
have important roles to play in the solution of challenging
quence may be specifically required by the degree program
problems facing the inhabitants of this planet, such as provid-
in which the student is graduating. For Geological Engineer-
ing fresh water, food, and energy for Earth’s growing popu-
ing, ASI students must satisfy item 2 of the Geological Engi-
lation, evaluating sites for underground construction and
neering minor requirements above, or gain written approval
containment of hazardous waste, monitoring non-invasively
of an alternative program.
the aging infrastructures of developed nations, mitigating the
threat of geohazards (earthquakes, volcanoes, landslides, ava-
lanches) to populated areas, contributing to homeland security
(including detection and removal of unexploded ordnance
and land mines), evaluating changes in climate and managing
humankind’s response to them, and exploring other planets.
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Energy companies and mining firms employ geophysicists
substitute for course requirements in the geophysical engi-
to explore for hidden resources around the world. Engineer-
neering program at CSM. Information on universities that
ing firms hire geophysical engineers to assess the Earth’s
have established formal exchange programs with CSM can
near-surface properties when sites are chosen for large con-
be obtained either from the Department of Geophysics or the
struction projects and waste-management operations. Environ-
Office of International Programs.
mental organizations use geophysics to conduct groundwater
Combined BS/MS Program. Undergraduate students in
surveys and to track the flow of contaminants. On the global
the Geophysical Engineering program who would like to
scale, geophysicists employed by universities and govern-
continue directly into the Master of Science program in Geo-
ment agencies (such as the United States Geological Survey,
physics or Geophysical Engineering are allowed to fulfill part
NASA, and the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric
of the requirements of their graduate degree by including up
Administration) try to understand such Earth processes as
to six hours of specified course credits which also were used
heat flow, gravitational, magnetic, electric, thermal, and
in fulfilling the requirements of their undergraduate degree.
stress fields within the Earth’s interior. For the past decade,
Students interested to take advantage of this option should
100% of CSM’s geophysics graduates have found employ-
meet with their advisor or department head as early as pos-
ment in their chosen field, with about 20% choosing to pur-
sible in their undergraduate program to determine which
sue graduate studies.
elective courses will be acceptable and advantageous for
Founded in 1926, the Department of Geophysics at the
accelerating them through their combined BS/MS studies.
Colorado School of Mines is recognized and respected
Summer Jobs in Geophysics. In addition to the summer
around the world for its programs in applied geophysical
field camp experience, students are given opportunities every
research and education. With 20 active faculty and an average
summer throughout their undergraduate career to work as
class size of 10, students receive individualized attention in a
summer interns within the industry, at CSM, or for govern-
close-knit department. The Colorado School of Mines offers
ment agencies. Students have recently worked outdoors with
one of only two undergraduate geophysical engineering pro-
geophysics crews in various parts of the U.S., South Amer-
grams in the entire United States accredited by the Engineer-
ica, and offshore in the Gulf of Mexico.
ing Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for
Engineering and Technology, 111 Market Place, Suite 1050,
The Cecil H. and Ida Green Graduate and Professional
Baltimore, MD 21202-4012, telephone (410) 347-7700. Geo-
Center. The lecture rooms, laboratories, and computer-aided
physical Engineering undergraduates who may have an inter-
instruction areas of the Department of Geophysics are located
est in professional registration as engineers are encouraged to
in the Green Center. The department maintains equipment for
take the Engineer in Training (EIT) / Fundamentals of Engi-
conducting geophysical field measurements, including mag-
neering (FE) exam as seniors. Given the interdisciplinary
netometers, gravity meters, ground-penetrating radar, and
nature of geophysics, the undergraduate curriculum requires
instruments for recording seismic waves. Students have access
students to become thoroughly familiar with geological,
to the Department’s petrophysics laboratory for measuring
mathematical, and physical theories in addition to the various
properties of porous rocks. Undergraduate students also have
geophysical methodologies.
their own room which is equipped with networked PCs and
provides a friendly environment for work, study, relaxation,
Geophysics Field Camp. Each summer, a base of field
and socializing.
operations is set up for four weeks in the mountains of Colo-
rado for students who have completed their junior year. Stu-
Program Goals (Bachelor of Science in
dents prepare geological maps and cross sections and then
Geophysical Engineering)
use these as the basis for conducting seismic, gravimetric,
Geophysical engineers and geophysicists must apply
magnetic, and electrical surveys. After acquiring these vari-
quantitative techniques to analyze an entity as complex as
ous geophysical datasets, the students process the data and
the Earth. Geophysical graduates, therefore, require a special
develop an interpretation that is consistent with all the infor-
combination of traits and abilities to thrive in this discipline.
mation. In addition to the required four-week program, stu-
In addition to achieving the goals described in the CSM
dents can also participate in other diverse field experiences.
Graduate Profile and the ABET Accreditation Criteria, the
In recent years these have included cruises on seismic ships
Geophysics Program at CSM strives to graduate students who:
in the Gulf of Mexico, studies at an archeological site, inves-
1. Think for themselves and demonstrate the willingness to
tigations at an environmental site, a ground-penetrating radar
question conventional formulations of problems, and are
survey on an active volcano in Hawaii, and a well-logging
capable of solving these problems independently.
school offered by Baker Atlas.
2. Are creative and demonstrate the ability to conceive and
Study Abroad. The Department of Geophysics encour-
validate new hypotheses, new problem descriptions, and
ages its undergraduates to spend one or two semesters study-
new methods for analyzing data.
ing abroad. At some universities credits can be earned that
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3. Are good experimentalists and have demonstrated the
Junior Year Fall Semester
lec. lab. sem.hrs.
ability to design and carry out a geophysical field survey
GEOL309 Structural Geology and Tectonics
3
3
4
or laboratory experiment and ensure that the recorded data
GPGN303 Introduction to Gravity and
are of the highest-possible quality.
Magnetic Methods
3
3
4
GPGN306 Linear Systems Analysis
3
3
4. Can program a computer in a high-level language to
GPGN320 Continuum Mechanics
3
3
acquire, process, model and display scientific data.
GPGN321 Theory of Fields I: Static Fields
3
3
5. Can deal rationally with uncertainty and have demon-
GPGN315 Field Methods for Geophysicists
6
2
Total 19
strated that they understand that geophysical data are
always incomplete and uncertain; can quantify the un-
Junior Year Spring Semester
lec. lab. sem.hrs.
certainty and recognize when it is not acceptable to make
GEOL314 Stratigraphy
3
3
4
decisions based on these data.
GPGN302 Introduction to Seismic Methods
3
3
4
GPGN308 Introduction to Electrical and
6. Have demonstrated qualities that are the foundation of
Electromagnetic Methods
3
3
4
leadership; know the importance of taking risks, and are
GPGN322 Theory of Fields II:
able to make good judgments about the level of risk that
Time Varying Fields
3
3
is commensurate with their knowledge, experience, and
(3)Electives 3
3
chance of failure; realize that failure is unavoidable if you
Total 18
want to learn and grow.
Summer Session
lec. lab. sem.hrs.
GPGN486 Geophysics Field Camp
4
4
Curriculum
Total 4
Geophysics is an applied and interdisciplinary science,
hence students must have a strong foundation in physics,
Senior Year Fall Semester
lec. lab. sem.hrs.
GPGN404 Digital Systems Analysis
3
3
mathematics, geology and computer sciences. Superimposed
(4)Advanced Elective
3
3
on this foundation is a comprehensive body of courses on the
(4)Advanced Elective
3
3
theory and practice of geophysical methods. As geophysics
(5)GPGN438 Senior Design or
and geophysical engineering involve the study and explora-
GPGN 439 in Spring Semester
tion of the entire earth, our graduates have great opportuni-
(3)Electives 6
6
ties to work anywhere on, and even off, the planet. Therefore,
Total 15
emphasis is placed on electives in the humanities that give
Senior Year Spring Semester
lec. lab. sem.hrs.
students an understanding of international issues and differ-
GPGN432 Formation Evaluation
3
3
4
ent cultures. To satisfy all these requirements, every student
GPGN494 Physics of the Earth
3
3
who obtains a Bachelor’s Degree in Geophysical Engineering
(5)GPGN439 Multi-disciplinary Petro. Design
2
3
3
at CSM must complete the courses in the CSM Core Cur-
or GPGN438 beginning Fall Semester
riculum plus the following (see the course flowchart on the
GPGN470 Applications of remote sensing
3
3
(3)
Department of Geophysics webpage):
Electives 6
6
Total 19
Degree Requirements (Geophysical Engineering)
Grand Total
146.5
Sophomore Year Fall Semester
lec. lab. sem.hrs. (1)
EBGN201 Principles of Economics
3
3
In Fall semester, sophomores should take the section of EPIC251
MACS213 Calculus for Scientists
offered by the Department of Geophysics that introduces scientific
& Engineers III
4
4
computing. In Spring semester, sophomores take a course in
(1)EPIC251 Design II Earth Engineering
3
3
object-oriented programming using Java.
(2)
PAGN201 Physical Education
2
0.5
Differential Equations (MACS315) should be taken before or con-
PHGN200 Physics II
3.5
3
4.5
currently with Applied Mathematics for Geophysicists (GPGN249)
(3)
GEGN298 Geological Principles & Processes
3
3
4
Electives must include at least 9 hours in an approved HSS Cluster.
Total 19
The Department of Geophysics encourages its students to consider
organizing their electives to form a Minor or an Area of Special
Sophomore Year Spring Semester
lec. lab. sem.hrs.
Interest (ASI). A guide suggesting various Minor and ASI pro-
(1)MACS261 Programming Concepts Java
2
3
3
grams can be obtained from the Department office.
GPGN210 Materials of the Earth
3
3
4
(4)The advanced electives should be chosen from advanced GP
(2)GPGN249 Applied Math for Geophysics
3
3
methods courses (GPGN414, GPGN422, GPGN452) or technical
MACS315 Differential Equations
3
3
courses at 300 level and above from engineering and science de-
PAGN202 Physical Education
2
0.5
partments at CSM and other universities. Courses from CSM are
SYGN200 Human Systems
3
3
approved by the student’s advisor; courses from other universities
(3)Electives 3
3
are approved by the Undergraduate Advisory Committee (UAC) of
Total 19.5
the Department of Geophysics.
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(5)Students can take either GPGN438 or GPGN439 to satisfy the
Liberal Arts and
senior design requirement. The multidisciplinary design course
GPGN439, offered only in Spring semester, is strongly recom-
International Studies
mended for students interested in petroleum exploration and pro-
duction. Students interested in non-petroleum applications of
ARTHUR B. SACKS, Professor and Division Director, Vice President
geophysics take GPGN438 for 3 credit hours, either by enrolling
for Academic & Faculty Affairs
for all 3 credit hours in one semester (Fall or Spring) or by en-
CARL MITCHAM, Professor
rolling for a portion of the 3 hours in Fall and the remainder in
BARBARA M. OLDS, Professor
Spring.
EUL-SOO PANG, Professor
Minor in Geophysics/Geophysical Engineering
HUSSEIN A. AMERY, Associate Professor
JAMES V. JESUDASON, Associate Professor
Geophysics plays an important role in many aspects of
JUAN C. LUCENA, Associate Professor and Principal Tutor,
civil engineering, petroleum engineering, mechanical engi-
McBride Honors Program
neering, and mining engineering, as well as mathematics,
LAURA J. PANG, Associate Professor, Acting Director
physics, geology, chemistry, hydrology, and computer sci-
TINA L. GIANQUITTO, Assistant Professor
ence. Given the natural connections between these various
JOHN R. HEILBRUNN, Assistant Professor
fields and geophysics, it may be of interest for students in
JON LEYDENS, Assistant Professor and Writing Program
other majors to consider choosing to minor in geophysics, or
Administrator
to choose geophysics as an area of specialization. The core of
SUZANNE M. MOON, Assistant Professor
courses taken to satisfy the minor requirement must include
ROBERT KLIMEK, Lecturer
TONYA LEFTON, Lecturer
some of the following geophysics methods courses.
SUZANNE M. NORTHCOTE, Lecturer
GPGN210, Materials of the Earth
JENNIFER SCHNEIDER, Lecturer
GPGN302, Seismic Methods
SANDRA WOODSON, Lecturer and Undergraduate Advisor
GPGN303, Gravity and Magnetic Methods
BETTY J. CANNON, Emeritus Associate Professor
GPGN308, Electrical and Electromagnetic Methods
W. JOHN CIESLEWICZ, Emeritus Professor
GPGN419, Well Log Analysis and Formation Evaluation
DONALD I. DICKINSON, Emeritus Professor
The remaining hours can be satisfied by a combination
WILTON ECKLEY, Emeritus Professor
of other geophysics courses, as well as courses in geology,
PETER HARTLEY, Emeritus Associate Professor
T. GRAHAM HEREFORD, Emeritus Professor
mathematics, and computer science depending on the stu-
JOHN A. HOGAN, Emeritus Professor
dent’s major.
GEORGE W. JOHNSON, Emeritus Professor
Students should consult with the Department of Geo-
KATHLEEN H. OCHS, Emeritus Associate Professor
physics to get their sequence of courses approved before
ANTON G. PEGIS, Emeritus Professor
embarking on a minor program.
THOMAS PHILIPOSE, University Emeritus Professor
JOSEPH D. SNEED, Emeritus Professor
RONALD V. WIEDENHOEFT, Emeritus Professor
KAREN B. WILEY, Emeritus Associate Professor
ROBERT E.D. WOOLSEY, 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 three
thematic clusters (See Cluster Requirements). To complete
the humanities 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 environmental systems. This theme is consis-
tent with the mission of CSM, with the mission of LAIS, and
with the goals of the CSM Graduate Profile. The three elec-
tives are organized in clusters designed to increase depth of
learning.
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LAIS provides students with an understanding of the cul-
e) to communicate effectively in writing and orally.
tural, philosophical, social, political, environmental, and eco-
Curriculum
nomic contexts in which science and engineering function.
Key to courses offered by the LAIS Division:
LAIS offerings enable students to learn how their responsi-
LICM Communication
bilities extend beyond the technical mastery of science and
LIFL Foreign
Language
technology to the consequences for human society and the
LIHU Humanities
rest of life on Earth. Because of those larger responsibilities,
LIMU Music
the LAIS mission includes preparing students for effective
LISS Social
Sciences
political and social thought and action.
SYGN Systems
Liberal arts exist for their intrinsic value. They are the arts
CSM students in all majors must take 19 credit-hours in
of the free mind developing its powers for their own sake;
humanities and social science courses. These courses are
they are the basis for the free, liberal, unhindered develop-
housed in LAIS and the Division of Economics and Business
ment of intellect and imagination addressing intrinsically
(EB). The student’s program in humanities and social sci-
worthy concerns. They are essential for preserving an open,
ences must demonstrate both breadth and depth and cannot
creative and responsible society. The liberal arts include phi-
be limited to a selection of unrelated introductory courses.
losophy, literature, language, history, political science, the
Ten of the 19 hours are specified: LIHU100, Nature and
creative arts and the social sciences generally.
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
between economic, political, cultural, historical, and envi-
chosen from a thematic cluster area (see below.)
ronmental forces that shape the relations among the world’s
Students in the McBride Honors Program must take
developed and developing areas. International Studies focus
LIHU100 and EBGN201, but they are exempt from SYGN200
especially on the role of the state and the market.
and the clusters requirement (see Minor Programs below.)
The LAIS mission is crucial to defining the implications
NOTE: Students may elect to satisfy the economics core
of CSM’s commitment to stewardship of the Earth and to the
requirement by taking both EBGN311 and EBGN312
permanent sustainability of both social organization and en-
instead of EBGN201. Students considering a major
vironmental resources and systems that such a commitment
in economics are advised to take the EBGN311/312
requires. A good foundation in the subjects provided by the
sequence instead of taking EBGN201.
LAIS Division is essential for graduating men and women
NOTE: Any LAIS course, including Communication and
who can provide the technical means for society’s material
Music courses, may be taken as a free elective.
needs in a manner that leaves posterity at an undiminished
level of both social and environmental quality.
NOTE: See the Foreign Languages (LIFL) entry in Section
VI description in courses of this Bulletin for the CSM
As a service to the CSM community, the LAIS Division
foreign language policy.
operates the LAIS Writing Center, which provides students
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.
EBGN201
Principles of Economics
3 sem hrs.
Program Goals
SYGN200
Human Systems
3 sem hrs.
The course work in the Division of Liberal Arts and
LAIS/EBGN H&SS Cluster Electives
9 sem hrs.
International Studies is designed to help CSM develop in
Total
19 sem hrs.
students the ability to: engage in life-long learning and
Cluster Requirements
recognize the value of doing so by acquiring: the broad
1. Undergraduate students are required to take a minimum
education necessary to:
of 9 credit-hours from one of the following clusters:
a) understand the impact of engineering solutions in con-
Humanities (formerly Humankind & Values); Public
temporary, global, international, societal, and ethical
Policy (formerly Society & Decisions and Environment,
contexts;
Resources, Science, & Technology); or International
b) understand the role of Humanities and Social Sciences
Studies (no change). Students who began to fulfill their
in identifying, formulating, and solving engineering
cluster requirements prior to the beginning of the aca-
problems;
demic year 2004-05 have the option of staying with the
previous cluster structure (“Humankind and Values,”
c) prepare people to live and work in a complex world;
“Society and Decisions,” “Environment, Resources,
d) understand the meaning and implications of “steward-
Science, and Technology,” and “International Studies”),
ship of the Earth;”
or they may switch to the new structure (“Humanities,”
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“Public Policy,” or “International Studies”). Students
LISS346 IPE of Africa
who did not begin fulfilling their cluster requirements
LISS362 Science & Technology Policy
as of the beginning of the academic year 2004-05 must
LISS372 American Political Experience
do so within the new structure.
LISS375 Introduction to Law & Legal Systems
2. Three of the 9 credit-hours must be a 400-level LIHU or
LISS398 Special Topics (Contact LAIS for qualifying
LISS course, or a 400-level EBGN course with a policy
topics in a given semester)
focus as indicated in the clusters lists.
LISS431 Global Environmental Issues
3. Single majors in Economics must take all 9 credit-hours
LISS435 Political Risk Assessment
from LAIS.
LISS439 PRA Research Seminar
4. Students other than single majors in Economics may take LISS455 Japanese History & Culture
up to 6 credit-hours in EBGN.
LISS461 Technology & Gender: Issues
HUMANITIES (formerly Humankind & Values)
LISS474 Constitutional Law
EBGN401 History of Economic Thought
LISS480 Environmental Politics/Policy
LIFLxxx All LIFL (foreign language) courses
LISS482 Water Politics/Policy
LIHU300 Journey Motif in Modern Literature
LISS498 Special Topics (Contact LAIS for qualifying
LIHU301 Writing
Fiction
topics in a given semester)
LIHU325 Introduction to Ethics
LIHU325 Introduction to Ethics
LIHU326 Engineering & the Common Good
LIHU362 Engineering
Cultures
LIHU339 Musical Traditions of the Western World
LIHU377 African
American
Literature
LIHU362 Engineering
Cultures
LIHU420 Business, Eng. & Leadership Ethics
LIHU377 African
American
Literature
LIHU498 Special Topics (Contact LAIS for qualifying
LIHU398 Special Topics (contact LAIS for qualifying
topics in a given semester)
topics in a given semester)
INTERNATIONAL STUDIES
LIHU401 The American Dream: Illusion or Reality?
EBGN312 Principles of Macroeconomics
LIHU402 Heroes
and
Anti-Heroes
EBGN342 Economic Development
LIHU420 Business, Engineering & Leadership Ethics
EBGN441 International Economics
LIHU479 The American Military Experience
LIFLxxx All LIFL (foreign language) Courses
LIHU498 Special Topics (contact LAIS for qualifying
LIHU362 Engineering
Cultures
topics in a given semester)
LIHU398 Special Topics (contact LAIS for qualifying topics
LISS300 Cultural
Anthropology
in a given semester)
LISS312 Introduction to Religions
LISS335 International Political Economy (IPE)
LISS372 The American Political Experience
LISS340
IPE of Latin America
LISS375 Introduction to Law and Legal Systems
LISS342
IPE of Asia
LISS398 Special Topics (contact LAIS for qualifying
LISS344
IPE of the Middle East
topics in a given semester)
LISS346 IPE of Africa
LISS410 Utopias/Dystopias
LISS398 Special Topics (contact LAIS for qualifying
LISS432 Cultural Dynamics of Global Development
topics in a given semester)
LISS461 Technology and Gender: Issues
LISS430 Globalization
LISS474 Constitutional Law and Politics
LISS431 Global Environmental Issues
LISS498 Special Topics (contact LAIS for qualifying
LISS432 Cultural Dynamics of Global Development
topics in a given semester)
LISS433 Global Corporations
PUBLIC POLICY (formerly Society & Decisions and
LISS434 International Field Practicum
Environment, Resources, Science, & Technology)
LISS435 Political Risk Assessment
EBGN310 Environment & Resource Economics
LISS437 Corruption and Development
EBGN312 Macroeconomics
LISS439 Political Risk Assessment Research Seminar
EBGN330 Energy Economics
LISS440 Latin American Development
EBGN342 Economic Development
LISS441 Hemispheric Integration in the Americas
EBGN401 History of Economic Thought
LISS442 Asian Development
EBGN441 International Economics
LISS446 African Development
LISS335 International Political Economy (IPE)
LISS455 Japanese History & Culture
LISS340 IPE OF Latin America
LISS498 Special Topics (contact LAIS for qualifying
LISS342 IPE
of
Asia
topics in a given semester)
LISS344 IPE of Middle East
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Minor Programs
eign nations. Therefore, International Political Economy the-
LAIS offers five minor programs. Students who elect to
ories and models are often used in evaluating and implement-
pursue a minor usually will automatically satisfy their cluster
ing engineering and science projects. Project evaluations and
requirements. They will also need to use their free elective
feasibilities now involve the application of such IPE methods
hours to complete a minor. Students may choose to pursue an
as political risk assessment and mitigation.
Area of Special Interest (ASI) in any of the minor programs
The IPE Program at CSM includes courses focusing on
except the McBride Honors Program. Minors are a minimum
Latin America, Asia, and the Islamic World; courses with a
of 18 credit-hours; ASIs are a minimum of 12 credit-hours.
global focus; and foreign language study. Students may opt
Prior to the completion of the sophomore year, a student
for the 19-hour minor or a 22-hour certificate. The certificate
wishing to declare an LAIS Minor must fill out an LAIS
is identical to the minor, with the addition of an international
Minor form (available in the LAIS Office) and obtain
field practicum in which the student works abroad in a set-
approval signatures from the appropriate minor advisor in
ting appropriate to his or her major field of study. Students
LAIS and from the LAIS Director. The student must also fill
may also pursue an ASI in International Political Economy.
out a Minor/Area of Special Interest Declaration (available in
A graduate certificate in International Political Economy
the Registrar’s Office) and obtain approval signatures from
or in International Political Economy of Resources is also
the student’s CSM advisor, from the Head or Director of the
available; consult the CSM Graduate Bulletin for details.
student’s major department or division, and from the LAIS
Science, Technology, and Society Minor
Director.
Program Advisor: Dr. Carl Mitcham. The Science, Tech-
The five minors or ASIs available and their advisors are:
nology, and Society (STS) Minor focuses on science and
Humanities Minor.
Ms. Sandy Woodson
technology (or technoscience) in a societal context: how
International Political Economy Minor.
technoscience influences society, and how society influences
Dr. James Jesudason
technosciences. Courses provide historical and analytical
Science, Technology, and Society Minor.
approaches to questions inevitably confronting professional
Dr. Carl Mitcham
scientists, engineers, managers, and policy makers in both
Humanitarian Studies and Technology
public and private sectors. Such questions concern, for
Dr. Suzanne Moon and Dr. Carl Mitcham
example, professional ethical responsibilities, intellectual
Individualized Undergraduate Minor.
property rights, science policy formation, appropriate regula-
Advisor depends on field of study.
tory regimes, assessments of societal impacts, and the roles
of technical innovation in economic development or inter-
Students should consult these advisors for the specific re-
national competitiveness. Students work with the STS Advisor
quirements for these minors.
to tailor a course sequence appropriate to their interests and
Humanities Minor
background.
Program Advisor: Ms. Sandy Woodson. The focus in the
Humanitarian Studies and Technology Minor
humanities is the memorial record of the human imagination
Program Advisor: Dr. Suzanne Moon and Dr. Carl
and intellect, discovering, recreating, and critically examin-
Mitcham The Humanitarian Studies and Technology Minor
ing the essential core of experience that sustains the human
(HST) concerns itself with the intersection of society, culture,
spirit in all adventures of our common life. The making of
and technology in humanitarian projects. Technologically-
this record appears in various forms of art, including litera-
oriented humanitarian projects are intended to provide funda-
ture, visual arts, and music, as well as in philosophy and
mental needs (like food, water, shelter, and clothing) when
history. The Humanities (HU) Minor offers a variety of
these are missing or inadequate, or higher-level needs for
opportunities to explore the wealth of our heritage. Students
underserved communities. HST courses are offered through
work with the HU Advisor to design a minor program appro-
LAIS with additional technical electives offered by depart-
priate to their interests and background.
ments across campus. Students may also wish to investigate
International Political Economy Minor
the 28-credit minor in Humanitarian Engineering.
Program Advisor: Dr. James Jesudason. The International
Individualized Undergraduate Minor
Political Economy (IPE) Program at CSM was the first such
Program Advisor: Depends on field of study. Students
program in the U.S. designed with the engineering and applied
declaring an Undergraduate Individual Minor in LAIS must
science student in mind, and remains one of the very few
choose 19 restricted elective hours in LAIS in accordance
international engineering programs with this focus. Inter-
with a coherent rationale reflecting some explicit focus that
national Political Economy is the study of the interplay
the student wishes to pursue. A student desiring this minor
among politics, the economy, and culture. In today’s global
must design it in consultation with a member of the LAIS
economy, international engineering and applied science deci-
faculty who approves the rationale and the choice of courses.
sions are fundamentally political decisions made by sover-
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Mathematical and
Studio Art: CSM and Red Rocks Community
College
Computer Sciences
In addition to a one-credit elective course in studio art-
GRAEME FAIRWEATHER, Professor and Department Head
painting offered at CSM through the LAIS Division, CSM
BERNARD BIALECKI, Professor
undergraduate students are eligible to enroll in a broad range
MAARTEN V. de HOOP, Professor
of one-credit free elective studio art courses offered by spe-
JOHN DeSANTO, Professor
cial, experimental arrangement with Red Rocks Community
MAHADEVAN GANESH, Professor
College (RRCC).
WILLY HEREMAN, Professor
Credits earned in studio art courses, at CSM or RRCC,
PAUL A. MARTIN, Professor
may not be applied toward meeting either the undergraduate
WILLIAM C. NAVIDI, Professor
ALYN P. ROCKWOOD, Professor
“core” or “cluster” requirements in humanities and social sci-
JUNPING WANG, Professor
ences at CSM. CSM undergraduates are eligible to take as a
TRACY CAMP, Associate Professor
free elective a maximum of one studio art course per semes-
DINESH MEHTA, Associate Professor
ter offered by RRCC. Tuition for CSM students is collected
BARBARA M. MOSKAL, Associate Professor
by CSM. No additional tuition is charged, but students are re-
LARS NYLAND, Associate Professor
quired to pay all relevant student fees directly to RRCC.
LUIS TENORIO, Associate Professor
MICHAEL COLAGROSSO, Assistant Professor
Specific details concerning any given semester’s RRCC
JAE YOUNG LEE, Assistant Professor
studio art offerings and applications for enrolling in such
XIAOWEN (JASON) LIU, Assistant Professor
courses may be obtained from the Office of the CSM Regis-
HUGH KING, Senior Lecturer
trar. Students may enroll in the LAIS studio art painting
G. GUSTAVE GREIVEL, Lecturer
course, however, using normal registration procedures to
JIMMY DEE LEES, Lecturer
enroll in any regular CSM course.
NATHAN PALMER, Lecturer
CYNDI RADER, Lecturer
ROMAN TANKELEVICH, Lecturer
TERI WOODINGTON, Lecturer
TERRY BRIDGEMAN, Instructor
SCOTT STRONG, Instructor
WILLIAM R. ASTLE, Professor Emeritus
NORMAN BLEISTEIN, Professor Emeritus
ARDEL J. BOES, Professor Emeritus
STEVEN PRUESS, Professor Emeritus
ROBERT E. D. WOOLSEY, Professor Emeritus
BARBARA B. BATH, Associate Professor Emerita
RUTH MAURER, Associate Professor Emerita
ROBERT G. UNDERWOOD, Associate Professor Emeritus
Program Description
The Mathematical and Computer Sciences Department
(MCS) offers an undergraduate degree in which the student
may select a program in the mathematical and computer sci-
ences. There are two tracks: one is Mathematical and Com-
puter Sciences with an emphasis on modeling, analysis and
computation, the other is the computer sciences option.
Either track offers a unique opportunity to study mathe-
matical and computer sciences in an engineering environ-
ment. Both tracks emphasize technical competence, problem
solving, team work, projects, relation to other disciplines,
and verbal, written, and graphical skills.
The department provides the teaching skills and technical
expertise to develop mathematical and computer sciences
capabilities for all Colorado School of Mines students. In
addition, MCS programs support targeted undergraduate
majors in mathematical and computer sciences and also grad-
uate degree programs relevant to mathematical and computer
sciences aspects of the CSM mission.
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In the broad sense, these programs stress the development
Develop an understanding and appreciation of the
of practical applications techniques to enhance the overall
relationship of mathematics/computer sciences to other
attractiveness of mathematical and computer sciences majors
fields, by
to a wide range of employers in industry. More specifically,
Applying mathematics/computer sciences to solve prob-
we utilize a summer “field session” program to engage high
lems in other fields;
level undergraduate students in problems of practical appli-
cability for potential employers. Field session is designed
Working cooperatively in multi-disciplinary teams;
to simulate an industrial job or research environment;
Choosing appropriate technology to solve problems in
students work on a project in small teams, make weekly
other disciplines.
project reports and present final written and oral reports. The
Communicate mathematics/computer sciences effectively by
close collaboration with potential employers or professors
Communicating orally;
improves communication between field session students and
the private sector as well as with sponsors from other disci-
Communicating in writing;
plines on campus.
Working cooperatively in teams;
Mathematical and Computer Sciences majors can use a
Creating well documented and well structured programs;
twelve credit hour block of free electives to take additional
Understanding and interpreting written material in
courses of special interest to them. This adds to the flexibility
mathematics/computer sciences.
of the program and qualifies students for a wide variety of
careers.
Curriculum
Any program of this type requires emphasis in study areas
The calculus sequence emphasizes mathematics applied
which utilize the special skills of the Department. These
to problems students are likely to see in other fields. This
areas are:
supports the curricula in other programs where mathematics
is important, and assists students who are underprepared in
Applied Mathematics: Classical scattering theory, dyna-
mathematics. Priorities in the mathematics curriculum
mical systems, nonlinear partial differential equations,
include:
numerical analysis, seismic inversion methods, symbolic
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, computer
neering courses.
vision, computer graphics, databases, and fuzzy set theory.
This emphasis on the utilization of mathematics and com-
Applied Statistics: Stochastic modeling, Monte Carlo meth-
puter sciences continues through the upper division courses.
ods, biostatistics, statistical genetics, statistical methods in
Another aspect of the curriculum is the use of a spiraling
cosmology, and inverse problems.
mode of learning in which concepts are revisited to deepen
the students’ understanding. The applications, team work,
Program Goals and Objectives (Bachelor of
assessment, and communications emphasis directly address
Science in Mathematical and Computer Sciences)
ABET criteria and the CSM graduate profile. The curriculum
Develop technical expertise within mathematics/computer
offers two study options, one in modeling, analysis and com-
sciences, by
putation, and the other in 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.
MACS213 Calc. for Scientists & Eng. III
4
4
Creating efficient algorithms and well structured
MACS261 Programming Concepts
3
3
programs.
EPIC251 Design II
2
3
3
Develop breadth and depth of knowledge within
PHGN200 Physics II
3.5
3
4.5
mathematics/computer sciences, by
*EBGN201 Principles of Economics/
SYGN200 Systems
3
3
Extending course material to solve original problems;
PAGN201 Physical Education III
2
0.5
Applying knowledge of mathematics/computer sciences;
Total 18
Identifying, formulating and solving mathematics/
computer sciences problems;
Analyzing and interpreting data.
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Sophomore Year Spring Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs. Sophomore Year Spring Semester
lec. lab. sem.hrs.
MACS262 Data Structures
3
3 MACS262
Data
Structures
3
3
MACS315 Differential Equations
3
3 MACS315
Differential
Equations
3
3
MACS332 Linear Algebra
3
3 MACS332
Linear
Algebra
3
3
*SYGN200 Systems/EBGN201
3
3 *SYGN200
Systems/EBGN201
3
3
Free Elective
3
3 Free
Elective
3
3
PAGN202 Physical Education IV
2
0.5
PAGN202 Physical Education IV
2
0.5
Total
15.5 Total
15.5
*Student can choose order of EBGN201 and SYGN 200
*Student can choose order of EBGN201 and SYGN200
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
MACS434 Introduction to Probability
3
3
MACS323 Prob. & Stat. for Engineers
3
3
Free Elective
3
3
MACS341 Mach. Org. & Assembly Lang. Prog. 3
3
MACS358 Discrete Math & Algebraic Struct.
3
3
MACS358 Discrete Math & Algebraic Struct.
3
3
Technical Area of Special Interest
3
3
Technical Area of Special Interest
3
3
Total
15 Total
15
*Computing Course—choice of MACS440, MACS441, MACS443,
Junior Year Spring Semester
lec. lab. sem.hrs.
MACS406.
MACS406 Dsgn. & Analysis of Algorithms
3
3
Junior Year Spring Semester
lec. lab. sem.hrs. MACS407 Intro to Scientific Computing
3
3
MACS333 Intro. to Mathematical Modeling
3
3
MACS Elective – Computer Science
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
15
Free Elective
3
3
Total
Technical Area of Special Interest
3
3
Summer Field Session
lec. lab. sem.hrs.
Total
15
MACS370 Field Course (six weeks)
6
6
Summer Field Session
lec. lab. sem.hrs. Total
MACS370 Field Course (six weeks)
6
Senior Year Fall Semester
lec. lab. sem.hrs.
Total 6
MACS442
Operating
Systems
3
3
1
1
Senior Year Fall Semester
lec. lab. sem.hrs. MACS461 Senior Seminar I
MACS401 Real Analysis
3
3
MACS Elective – Computer Science
3
3
MACS— Modeling Course*
3
3
Technical Area of Special Interest
3
3
Free elective
3
3
MACS461 Senior Seminar I
1
1
LAIS/EBGN H&SS Cluster Elective II
3
3
LAIS/EBGN H&SS Cluster Elective II
3
3
16
MACS Elective - Mathematics
3
3
Total
Technical Area of Special Interest
3
3
Senior Year Spring Semester
lec. lab. sem.hrs.
Total
16
MACS400 Princ. of Programming Languages
3
3
1
1
*MACS Modeling Course—choice (see department for listings).
MACS462 Senior Seminar II
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
134.5
Free Elective
3
3
Degree Total
Technical Area of Special Interest
3
3
Minor/ASI Mathematical and Computer Sciences
Total
16
Mathematical Sciences
Degree Total
134.5
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/
should take the following courses in addition to those listed
SYGN200 Systems
3
3
PAGN201 Physical Education III
2
0.5
for the ASI:
Total 18
MACS261 Computer Programming Concepts
MACS4XX One additional 400-level Mathematics course
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Computer Science
Guy T. McBride, Jr.
For an Area of Special Interest in Computer Sciences, the
student should take:
Honors Program in Public
MACS262 Data Structures
MACS306 Software Engineering
Affairs for Engineers
MACS341 Machine Organization and Assembly Language
JUAN C. LUCENA, Principal Tutor and Program Director
Programming –or-
MACS358 Discrete Mathematics & Algebraic Structures
Program Goal
MACS406 Design and Analysis of Algorithms –or-
The McBride Honors Program in Public Affairs for Engi-
MACS407 Introduction to Scientific Computing
neers offers 24 semester hours of seminars and off-campus
For the Minor in Computer Sciences, the student should
activities that have the primary goal of providing a select
take:
number of CSM students the opportunity to cross the bound-
MACS262 Data Structures
aries of their technical expertise into the ethical, cultural, and
MACS306 Software Engineering
socio-political dimensions of science and technology. Stu-
MACS341 Machine Organization and Assembly Language
dents will gain the values, knowledge, and skills to prove,
Programming
project, and test the moral and social implications of their
MACS406 Design and Analysis of Algorithms –or-
future professional judgments and activities, not only for the
MACS407 Introduction to Scientific Computing
particular organizations with which they will be involved, but
and two 400-level courses, which may not be languages
also for the nation and the world. To achieve this goal, the
transferred from another university.
program seeks to bring themes from the humanities and the
Combined BS/MS in Mathematical and Computer
social sciences into the CSM curriculum to develop in stu-
Sciences
dents the habits of thought necessary for effective manage-
ment, social and environmental responsibility, and
The Department of Mathematical and Computer Sciences
enlightened leadership.
offers a combined Bachelor of Science/Master of Science
program in both Computer Science and Applied Mathematics
Program Description
that enables students to complete a Bachelor of Science and a
Designed and taught by teams of faculty members from
Master of Science simultaneously. The student takes an addi-
the humanities, social sciences, life, and physical sciences,
tional 30 credit hours of coursework at the graduate level, in
and engineering, the curriculum of the McBride Honors Pro-
addition to the undergraduate requirements, and completes
gram in Public Affairs for Engineers features the following
both degrees at the same time. Interested students should
educational experiences:
contact the department for further information.
◆ Student-centered seminars guided by faculty modera-
tors 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, public service, or thesis), which
usually comes during the summer following the junior year.
Because engineers and scientists will continue to assume sig-
nificant responsibilities as leaders in public and private sec-
tors, 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 accelerating
pace of change that marks the social, political, and economic
currents of society and a commitment to social and environ-
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mental responsibility. While the seminars in the program are
◆ understanding that the McBride faculty is committed
designed to nourish such an understanding, the goal of the
to provide the best education to help students become
internship is to put students into situations where they may
thoughtful and responsible persons and professionals;
see firsthand the kinds of challenges that they will face in
◆ upholding the highest standards of ethical conduct,
their professional lives.
particularly those related to academic honesty and re-
Foreign study is also possible either through CSM-
spect for peers;
sponsored trips or through individual plans arranged in
◆ accepting CSM educational goals, particularly those
consultation with the Principal Tutor and CSM’s Office
related to meeting the Profile of the Colorado School
of International Programs. The cost for any foreign study
of Mines.
is the responsibility of the student.
Although the educational experiences in the McBride
Student Profile
Honors Program are rigorous and demand a high degree of
The McBride Honors Program in Public Affairs for Engi-
persistence from the students, McBride graduates have
neers seeks to enroll students who can profit most from the
gained positions of their choice in industry and government
learning experiences upon which the program is based while
more easily than others and have been successful in winning
significantly contributing to faculty and peer learning.
admission to high-quality graduate and professional schools.
Whereas most conventional honors programs admit students
Admission
almost exclusively on the basis of academic record, in the
McBride Honors Program test scores, grade point, and class
Interested students should apply to the McBride program
rank form only part of the criteria used in the admission
during the summer prior to their first semester of freshman
process. Applicants must demonstrate their leadership poten-
year by filling out an application, writing an essay, and secur-
tial, commitment to public service, willingness to understand
ing letters of recommendation (see website for details). Appli-
and respect perspectives other than their own, and writing,
cants will be interviewed in September by a team of faculty
listening, and speaking abilities through an essay and an
and Honor students. Finalists will be announced in October.
interview with faculty members.
Once a finalist accepts the responsibilities of being a member
of the Program (see above), she/he begins taking Honors
Once admitted into the program, a McBride student
seminars in the Spring semester of the freshman year.
commits to

Transfer and Graduation Policies
completing the 24-credit-hour McBride curriculum as
The McBride Program accepts applications from transfer
stated in the catalog, deviating from this program of
students as follows:
studies only with permission from the program admin-
istration;
◆ Transfer students who enter CSM in the Fall semester

must fill out an application and go through the appli-
participating in the McBride seminars as an active and
cation and interview process with all freshmen appli-
responsible learner, always completing reading and
cants (see above).
writing assignments in order to be ready to teach and
learn from peers and instructors;
◆ Transfer students who enter CSM in the Spring semes-

ter must submit a full application, including the essay,
engaging in the highest level of intellectual discourse
and arrange an interview with the Principal Moderator
in a civil and respectful manner with all members of
and the Chair of McBride’s Executive Committee be-
the CSM community, even with those who hold differ-
fore the first day of Spring semester classes.
ent beliefs, values, and views of the world;

All transfer students should expect to take the entire McBride
accepting and behaving according to the rules estab-
curriculum (24 credit hours) in residence. Only under very
lished for the Washington Policy and Foreign Area
special circumstances, the Principal Tutor will assess a peti-
Study trips to ensure the safety of peers, maximize the
tion by a transfer student for course substitutions.
educational experience of the group, and maintain
CSM’s high reputation;
Academic Standards
◆ accepting responsibility for grades, which means that
Because of the nature of the program, students are ex-
she/he will earn the grade that she/he deserves given
pected to commit to the highest levels of writing, reading,
his/her level of commitment and respect to the learn-
and discussion before and during McBride seminars. Partici-
ing process;
pation in class projects and discussions is essential. Students

who do not maintain an appropriate level of such participa-
understanding that McBride’s academic standards re-
tion may be asked to leave the program.
quire the student to maintain a minimum cumulative
GPA of 2.9 and a GPA of 3.0 in honors coursework at
all times, otherwise the student will be placed on aca-
demic probation in the Program;
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Academic integrity and honesty are expected of the stu-
Metallurgical and
dents in the program. Any infractions in these areas will be
handled under the rules of CSM and may result in dismissal
Materials Engineering
from the program.
JOHN J. MOORE, Trustees Professor and Department Head
The program demands a high level of achievement not
STEPHEN LIU, Professor
only in honors courses, but in all academic work attempted.
GERARD P. MARTINS, Professor
To that end, a student must meet the following requirements:
DAVID K. MATLOCK, Charles S. Fogarty Professor
◆ A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.9 (based on the
PATRICIO MENDEZ, Assistant Professor
BRAJENDRA MISHRA, Professor
average undergraduate GPA on campus) in all course
DAVID L. OLSON, John H. Moore Distinguished Professor
work at CSM at any given time.
DENNIS W. READEY, Herman F. Coors Distinguished Professor
◆ A minimum GPA of 3.0 in Honors coursework to re-
IVAR E. REIMANIS, Professor
main in good academic standing.
JOHN G. SPEER, Professor

PATRICK R. TAYLOR, George S. Ansell Distinguished Professor of
A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.9 and an Honors
Chemical Metallurgy
GPA of 3.0 at the time of graduation in order to re-
CHESTER J. VAN TYNE, FIERF Professor
ceive the “Minor in the McBride Honors Program in
ROBERT H. FROST, Associate Professor
Public Affairs”. Graduating seniors who fall below
HANS-JOACHIM KLEEBE, Professor
these minimums will receive a “Minor in Public
STEVEN W. THOMPSON, Associate Professor
Affairs.”
ARUN MADAN, Research Professor
GEORGE S. ANSELL, President and Professor Emeritus
A student who falls below any of these minimums will be
W. REX BULL, Professor Emeritus
placed on probation for one semester. If the required mini-
GERALD L. DePOORTER, Associate Professor Emeritus
mum GPA has not been met at the end of that semester, the
GLEN R. EDWARDS, University Professor Emeritus
student will be dropped from the program.
JOHN P. HAGER, Emeritus Hazen Research Professor of Extractive
Metallurgy
GEORGE KRAUSS, University Professor Emeritus
Program Description
Metallurgical and materials engineering plays a role in all
manufacturing processes which convert raw materials into
useful products adapted to human needs. The primary objec-
tive of the Metallurgical and Materials Engineering program
is to provide undergraduates with a fundamental knowledge-
base associated with materials—processing, their properties,
and their selection and application. Upon graduation, students
would have acquired and developed the necessary back-
ground and skills for successful careers in the materials-
related industries. Furthermore, the benefits of continued
education toward graduate degrees and other avenues, and
the pursuit of knowledge in other disciplines should be well
inculcated.
The emphasis in the Department is on materials process-
ing operations which encompass: the conversion of mineral
and chemical resources into metallic, ceramic or polymeric
materials; the synthesis of new materials; refining and proc-
essing to produce high performance materials for applica-
tions from consumer products to aerospace and electronics,
the development of mechanical, chemical and physical prop-
erties of materials related to their processing and structure,
the selection of materials for specific applications.
The metallurgical and materials engineering discipline is
founded on fundamentals in chemistry, mathematics and
physics which contribute to building the knowledge-base and
developing the skills for the processing of materials so as to
achieve specifications requested for a particular industrial or
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advanced product. The engineering principles in this disci-
Program Goals (Bachelor of Science in
pline include: crystal structure and structural analysis, thermo
Metallurgical and Materials Engineering)
dynamics of materials, reaction kinetics, transport phenom-
The Metallurgical and Materials Engineering Program is
ena, phase equilibria, phase transformations, microstructural
designed to support five primary educational goals.
evolution and properties of materials.
◆ Provide a thorough knowledge of materials engineer-
The core-discipline fundamentals are applied to a broad
ing fundamentals.
range of materials processes including extraction and refining
◆ Provide experience in the applications of fundamental
of materials, alloy development, casting, mechanical work-
materials-concepts to solve related problems.
ing, joining and forming, ceramic particle processing, high
◆ Build written and oral communications skills in con-
temperature reactions and synthesis of engineered materials.
junction with teamwork skills.
In each stage of processing, the effects of resultant micro-
◆ Impart the ability for self-acquisition of knowledge to
structures and morphologies on materials properties and per-
promote continued education.
formance are emphasized.
◆ Impart a breadth of knowledge which enables a choice
Laboratories, located in Nathaniel Hill Hall, are among
of solutions to materials engineering problems.
the best in the nation. The laboratories, in conjunction with
Curriculum
class-room instruction, provide for a well integrated education
The Metallurgical and Materials Engineering (MME)
of the undergraduates working towards their baccalaureate
curriculum is organized to provide three educational compo-
degrees. These facilities are well-equipped and dedicated to:
nents: fundamentals of materials, applications of the funda-
particulate and chemical/extraction metallurgical-and-
mentals, and emphasis in one of three focus areas.
materials processing, foundry science, corrosion and hydro-/
A. MME Basics: The basic curriculum in the Metallurgi-
electro-metallurgical studies, physical and mechanical metal-
cal and Materials Engineering Department will provide a
lurgy, welding and joining, forming and processing-and-
background in the following topic areas:
testing of ceramic materials. Mechanical testing facilities
include computerized machines for tensile, compression,
1. Crystal Structures and Structural Analysis: Crystal systems;
torsion, toughness, fatigue and thermo-mechanical testing.
symmetry elements and Miller indices; atomic bonding;
There are also other highly specialized research laboratories
metallic, ceramic and polymeric structures; x-ray and elec-
dedicated to: robotics, artificial intelligence, vapor deposi-
tron diffraction; stereographic projection and crystal orien-
tion, and plasma and high-temperature reaction-systems.
tation; long range order; defects in materials.
Support analytical-laboratories for surface analysis, emission
2. Thermodynamics of Materials: Heat and mass balances;
spectrometry, X-ray analysis, optical microscopy and image
thermodynamic laws; chemical potential and chemical
analysis, electron microscopy, including an analytical scan-
equilibrium; solution thermodynamics & solution models;
ning transmission electron microscopy and the latest in scan-
partial molar and excess quantities; solid state thermo dy-
ning electron microscopy, and micro-thermal-analysis/mass
namics; thermodynamics of surfaces; electrochemistry.
spectrometry. Metallurgical and Materials Engineering in-
3. Transport Phenomena and Kinetics: Heat, mass and
volves all of the processes which transform precursor materi-
momentum transport; transport properties of fluids;
als into final engineered products adapted to human needs.
diffusion mechanisms; reaction kinetics; nucleation and
The objective of the Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
growth kinetics.
program is to impart a fundamental knowledge of materials
processing, properties, selection and application in order to
4. Phase Equilibria: Phase rule; binary and ternary systems;
provide graduates with the background and skills needed for
microstructural evolution; defects in crystals; surface
successful careers in materials related industries, for contin-
phenomena; phase transformations: eutectic, eutectoid,
ued education toward graduate degrees and for the pursuit of
martensitic, nucleation and growth, recovery; microstruc-
knowledge in other disciplines.
tural evolution; strengthening mechanisms; quantitative
stereology; heat treatment.
The program leading to the degree Bachelor of Science in
Metallurgical and Materials Engineering is accredited by the
5. Properties of Materials: Mechanical properties, chemical
Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation
properties (oxidation and corrosion); electrical, magnetic
Board for Engineering and Technology, 111 Market Place,
and optical properties: failure analysis.
Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202-4012, telephone (410)
B. MME Applications: The course content in the Metal-
347-7700.
lurgical and Materials Engineering Program emphasizes the
following applications:
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1. Materials Processing: Particulate processing, thermo- and
Junior Year Spring Semester
lec. lab. sem.hrs.
electro-chemical materials-processing, hydrometallurgical
MTGN334 Chemical Processing of Materials
3
3
3
4
processing, synthesis of materials, deformation processing,
MTGN348 Microstructural Develop. of Materials 3
casting and welding.
MTGN352 Metallurgical & Materials Kinetics 3
3
LAIS/EBGN H&SS Cluster Elective II
3
3
2. Design and Application of Materials: Materials selection,
Free Elective
3
3
ferrous and nonferrous metals, ceramic materials, poly-
Total 16
meric materials, composite materials and electronic
Senior Year Fall Semester
lec. lab. sem.hrs.
materials.
MTGN445 Mechanical Behavior of Materials
3
3
4
MTGN461 Trans. Phen. & Reactor Design
3. Statistical Process Control and Design of Experiments:
2
3
3
Statistical process-control, process capability- analysis
for Met. & Mat. Engs.
and design of experiments.
MTGN450 Stat Process Control & Design
of Experiments
3
3
C. MME Focus Areas: There are three Focus Areas
MTGN—MTGN Elective
3
3
within the Metallurgical and Materials Engineering curricu-
LAIS/EBGN H&SS Cluster Elective III
3
3
lum. These are
Free Elective
3
3
Total
19
1. Physicochemical Processing of Materials
2. Physical Metallurgy
Senior Year Spring Semester
lec. lab. sem.hrs.
3. Materials Engineering
MTGN466 Design, Selection & Use of Mats
1
6
3
MTGN415 Electronic Properties &
D. MME Curriculum Requirements: The Metallurgical
Applications of Materials
and Materials Engineering course sequence is designed to
or
fulfill the program goals and to satisfy the curriculum
MTGN442 Engineering Alloys
3
3
requirements. The time sequence of courses organized by
MTGN—MTGN Elective
3
3
degree program, year and semester, is listed below.
MTGN—MTGN Elective
3
3
DCGN381 Electric Circuits, Electronics & Power 3
3
Degree Requirements (Metallurgical and
Free Elective
3
3
Materials Engineering)
Total 18
Sophomore Year Fall Semester
lec. lab. sem.hrs. Degree Total
138.5
DCGN209 Introduction to Thermodynamics
3
3
MACS213 Calculus for Scientists & Engnr’s III 4
4
Five Year Combined Metallurgical and Materials
PHGN200 Physics II
3.5
3 4.5
Engineering Baccalaureate and Master of
SYGN202 Engineered Materials Systems
3
3
Engineering in Metallurgical and Materials
PAGN201 Physical Education III
2 0.5
Engineering, with an Electronic-Materials
Total
15
#
Emphasis.
Sophomore Year Spring Semester
lec. lab. sem.hrs.
The Departments of Metallurgical and Materials Engi-
MACS315 Differential Equations
3
3
neering and Physics collaborate to offer a five-year program
PHGN300 Modern Physics
3
3
DCGN241 Statics
3
3
designed to meet the needs of the electronics and similar
EPIC251 Design II
2
3
3
high-tech industries. Students who satisfy the requirements
EBGN201 Principles of Economics
3
3
of the program obtain an undergraduate degree in either
SYGN200 Human Systems
3
3
Engineering Physics or in Metallurgical and Materials Engi-
PAGN202 Physical Education IV
2
0.5
neering in four years and a Master of Engineering degree in
Total 18.5
Metallurgical and Materials Engineering at the end of the
Summer Field Session
lec. lab. sem.hrs. fifth year. The program is designed to provide for a strong
MTGN272 Particulate Materials Processing
3
background in science fundamentals, as well as specialized
Total 3
training in the materials-science and processing needs of
Junior Year Fall Semester
lec. lab. sem.hrs. these industries. Thus, the goal of the program is to provide
MTGN311 Structure of Materials
3
3
4
students with the specific educational requirements to begin a
MTGN381 Phase Equilibria
2
2
career in microelectronics and, at the same time, a broad and
MTGN351 Metallurgical & Materials
flexible background necessary to remain competitive in this
Thermodynamics
4
4
exciting and rapidly changing industry. The undergraduate
EGGN320 Mechanics of Materials
3
3
electives which satisfy the requirements of the program and
LAIS/EBGN H&SS Cluster Elective I
3
3
an overall curriculum are outlined in an informational package
Total
16
“Enhanced Program for Preparation for Microelectronics,”
available from either the Physics or Metallurgical and Mate-
rials Engineering Departments. A Program Mentor in each
Department can also provide counseling on the program.
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Application for admission to this program should be made
Military Science
during the first semester of the sophomore year (in special
cases, later entry may be approved, upon review, by one of
(Army ROTC-AROTC)
the program mentors). Undergraduate students admitted to
The Military Science Program at the Colorado School of
the program must maintain a 3.0 grade-point average or
Mines develops the qualities of citizenship and leadership in
better. The graduate segment of the program requires a case
the individual which are desirable in both military and civil-
study report, submitted to the student’s graduate advisor.
ian enterprises. Successful completion of the four-year pro-
Additional details on the Master of Engineering can be found
gram qualifies the student for a commission as a Second
in the Graduate Degree and Requirements section of the
Lieutenant in the United States Army, Army Reserve or Army
Graduate Bulletin. The case study is started during the
National Guard. Full benefit of the program is achieved by
student’s senior design-project and completed during the
participating in the four-year program; however, late entry
year of graduate study. A student admitted to the program
may be possible by attendance at the summer Basic Camp.
is expected to select a graduate advisor, in advance of the
Basic Course. (Freshman and Sophomore-level Military
graduate-studies final year, and prior to the start of their
Science): No obligation is incurred by enrolling in any Fresh-
senior year. The case-study topic is then identified and se-
man or Sophomore-level Military Science course (except by
lected in consultation with the graduate advisor. A formal
Military Science Scholarship winners). Students receive train-
application, during the senior year, for admission to the
ing in military skills such as drill and ceremonies, uniform
graduate program in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
wear, customs and courtesies of the service, small unit tactics,
must be submitted to the Graduate School. Students who
and background information on the role and organization of
have maintained all the standards of the program require-
the Army. Freshman cadets will receive extensive training
ments leading up to this step, can expect to be admitted.
and practical experience in using a map and compass to navi-
#Additional “Emphasis” areas are being developed in con-
gate cross-country. Sophomore cadets will receive training in
junction with other Departments on Campus.
First Aid. Additionally, all cadets receive training, and have
the opportunity to participate, in several outdoor activities.
Advanced AROTC. Enrollment in the last two years of
AROTC is both elective and selective for non-scholarship
students. Applicants must demonstrate academic proficiency,
leadership ability and officer potential. The Advanced Course
builds on the individual skills learned in the Basic Course.
During the Junior year (MSIII) cadets receive training in
small unit tactics in preparation for their attendance at the
AROTC Advanced Camp (normally attended during the sum-
mer after their Junior year). Cadets also receive training in
management, ethics and leadership, as well as practical expe-
rience in performing as the leader in a stressful environment.
The senior level (MSIV) cadets receive training on how the
Army functions at a higher level by planning and executing
many of the Cadet Battalion activities.
AROTC Credit. Military Science credits may be applied
to the free elective portion of the degree programs, or used in
the Military Science minor program. Military Supplies. Mili-
tary Science textbooks, uniforms and accessories are issued
free of charge to students in the AROTC program. Students
enrolled in Advanced Military Science courses also receive a
subsistence allowance of $250 per month for freshmen, $300
per month for sophomores, $350 per month for juniors, and
$400 per month for seniors during the regular school year.
AROTC Scholarships. The United States Government offers
qualified male or female applicants AROTC Scholarships to
attend the Colorado School of Mines. AROTC Scholarships
pay tuition and fees (within the limits set by the law), pro-
vides a book allowance and pay a subsistence allowance dur-
ing the school year for the duration of the scholarship. The
student may pursue any 4-year degree program offered at
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CSM. Upon graduation, AROTC Scholarship cadets receive
Surface ships, submarines, aviation (Pilot or Naval Flight
commissions and will be required to serve in the military for
Officer), Special Warfare (SEALs) or Special Operations
four years of an active duty and four years of Reserve Forces
(Diving, Salvage, Explosive Ordnance Disposal). Marine
duty, for a total of eight years. Individuals interested in apply-
Corps officer commissionees enter a variety of fields includ-
ing for AROTC Scholarships should contact high school
ing infantry, aviation, armor, and combat engineering.
guidance counselors or the Professor of Military Science,
Regardless of the type of commission earned, regular or
CSM, no later than the first month of the senior year in high
reserve, virtually all NROTC graduates serve on active duty
school. There are also 2-year and 3-year AROTC Scholarships
after commissioning. Men and women interested in these and
available to students already in college. A 2-year AROTC Re-
other programs leading to commissions in the Naval Service
serve Forces Duty Scholarship is available for cadets entering
are encouraged to contact the NROTC Unit at 492-8287 or in
the Advanced Military Science course who wish to pursue a
person at Folsom Stadium, Gate 6, Room 241, University of
Reserve Forces military obligation. Another option available
Colorado, Boulder.
to cadets is the Department of the Army Scientific and Engi-
Air Force ROTC (AFROTC)
neering AROTC Cooperative Program (DASE AROTC
CO-OP). DASE students are hired as Department of the
Air Force Reserve Officer Training
Army civilians. They receive the pay, insurance, sick leave
Corps
and other benefits provided DA civilian employees. In addi-
U.S. Air Force ROTC offers several programs leading to a
tion, upon successful completion of the program, students
commission in the U.S. Air Force upon receipt of at least a
will have the opportunity for continued employment. Quali-
baccalaureate degree.
fied students may receive financial assistance of up to $5,000
Standard Four-Year Program
per year to cover cost of tuition, books and living expenses.
This standard program is designed for incoming freshmen
Navy ROTC (NROTC)
or any student with four years remaining until degree com-
Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps
pletion. It consists of three parts: the General Military Course
Colorado School of Mines students may pursue a com-
(GMC) for lower division (normally freshmen and sopho-
mission as an officer in the U.S. Navy or Marine Corps
more) students; the Professional Officer Course (POC) for
through a cross town agreement with the Naval ROTC Unit
upper division students (normally juniors and seniors); and
at the University of Colorado, Boulder. NROTC offers two-
Leadership Laboratory (LLAB—attended by all cadets).
year and four-year scholarship programs and college (non-
Completion of a four-week summer training course is re-
scholarship) programs. Navy scholarships may be earned
quired prior to commissioning.
through a national competition based on college board exams
Modified Two-Year Program
and high school record, or while the student is enrolled in
All undergraduate and graduate students are eligible for
college based on college grades and military performance.
this program. It is offered to full-time, regularly enrolled
Scholarship students receive tuition and fees, books, and a
degree students and requires at least two years of full-time
$100 per month subsistence allowance during their last two
college (undergraduate or graduate level, or a combination).
years in the program (advanced standing).
Those selected for this program must complete a six-week
NROTC students attending Colorado School of Mines
field training program during the summer months as a pre-
must attend a weekly drill session at the University of Colo-
requisite for entry into the Professional Officer Course the
rado Boulder campus and fulfill other military responsibili-
following fall semester.
ties. Additionally, they must complete a series of Naval
Leadership Lab
Science courses at the Boulder campus by special arrange-
All AFROTC cadets must attend Leadership Lab (1-1/2
ment with the appropriate NROTC staff instructor. Navy
hours per week). The laboratory involves a study of Air Force
option students must complete course work in calculus,
customs and courtesies, drill and ceremonies, career opportu-
physics, computer science, American military history or
nities, and the life and work of an Air Force junior officer.
national security policy, and a foreign language. Marine
Other AFROTC Programs
Corps option students are required to complete courses in
Other programs are frequently available based on current
American military history or national security policy and a
Air Force needs. Any AFROTC staff member in Boulder
foreign language. Students should check with their NROTC
(303 492-8351) can discuss best alternatives. Interested
class advisor to determine specific course offerings which
students should make initial contact as early as possible to
fulfill the above requirements.
create the best selection opportunity, as selection is on a
Commissioned Service. The mission of the NROTC pro-
competitive basis. There is no obligation until a formal con-
gram is to provide regular and reserve officers to the fleet and
tract is entered.
Marine Corps for service in the “Unrestricted Line” fields.
Unrestricted Line officers specialize in one of the following:
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Mining Engineering
The program leading to the degree Bachelor of Science
in Mining Engineering is accredited by the Engineering
TIBOR G. ROZGONYI, Professor and Department Head
Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for
KADRI DAGDELEN, Professor
Engineering and Technology, 111 Market Place, Suite 1050,
M.U. OZBAY, Professor
Baltimore, MD 21202-4012, telephone (410) 347-7700.
LEVENT OZDEMIR, Professor and Director of Earth Mechanics
Institute
Program Goals (Bachelor of Science in Mining
MARK KUCHTA, Associate Professor
Engineering)
MASAMI NAKAGAWA, Associate Professor
The education goals which the Mining Engineering
D. SCOTT KIEFFER, Assistant Professor
Department aspires to accomplish can be seen in the attrib-
MIKLOS D. G. SALAMON, Professor Emeritus
utes of our graduates. The graduate is equipped with:
BAKI YARAR, Professor Emeritus
MATTHEW J. HREBAR, III, Associate Professor Emeritus
◆ A sound knowledge in the required basic sciences and
MANOHAR ARORA, Adjunct Associate Professor
engineering fundamentals;
VILEM PETR, Research Assistant Professor
◆ Knowledge and experience in the application of engi-
Program Description
neering principles to the exploitation of earth’s re-
Mining engineering is a broad profession, which embraces
sources and construction of earth (rock) systems in an
all required activities to facilitate the recovery of valuable
engineering systems orientation and setting;
minerals and products from the earth’s crust for the benefit
◆ Ability to solve complex mining and earth systems re-
of humanity. It is one of the oldest engineering professions,
lated problems;
which continues to grow in importance. It has often been
◆ Capability for team work and decision making;
said: “If it was not grown in the field or fished out of the
◆ Appreciation of the global role of minerals in the chang-
water, then it must have been mined.” An adequate supply of
ing world;
mineral products at competitive prices is the life-blood of the
◆ Desire for continuing education, intellectual and profes-
continuing growth of industrialized nations and the founda-
sional development, analysis and creativity;
tion of the progress for the developing countries.
◆ Self confidence and articulation, with high professional
The function of the mining engineer is to apply knowledge
and ethical standards.
of pertinent scientific theory, engineering fundamentals, and
Curriculum
improved technology to recover natural resources. Mining is a
The mining engineering curriculum is devised to facilitate
world-wide activity involving the extraction of non-metallics,
the widest employability of CSM graduates. The curriculum
metal ores of all kinds, and solid fuel and energy sources such
is based on scientific engineering and geologic fundamentals
as coal and nuclear materials. In addition to mineral extraction,
and the application of these fundamentals to design and oper-
the skills of mining engineers are also needed in a variety of
ate mines and to create structures in rock and prepare mine
fields where the earth’s crust is utilized, such as the under-
products for the market. To achieve this goal, the curriculum
ground construction industry. The construction industry, with
is designed to ensure that the graduates:
its requirements of developing earth (rock) systems, tunnels
◆ become broad based mining engineers who can tackle
and underground chambers, and the hazardous waste disposal
the problems of both hard and soft rock mining, regard-
industry are examples of such applications. These are expand-
less of whether the mineral deposit requires surface or
ing needs, with a shortage of competent people; the mining
underground methods of extraction,
engineer is well qualified to meet these needs.
◆ have an opportunity, through elective courses, to spe-
The importance of ecological and environmental planning
cialize in one or more aspects of the mining engineering
is recognized and given significant attention in all aspects of
profession,
the mining engineering curriculum.
◆ are interested in an academic or research career, or wish
CSM mining engineering students study the principles
to pursue employment in related fields, have a suffi-
and techniques of mineral exploration and underground and
ciently sound scientific and engineering foundation to
surface mining operations as well as mineral processing tech-
do so effectively.
nologies. Studies include rock mechanics, rock fragmenta-
This purpose permeates both the lower and upper division
tion, plant and mine design, mine ventilation, surveying,
courses. Another important aspect of the curriculum is the
valuation, industrial hygiene, mineral law, mine safety, com-
development of the students’ capabilities to be team mem-
puting, mineral processing, solution mining and operations
bers, with the added goal of preparing them for leadership in
research. Throughout the mining engineering curriculum, a
their professional life. The curriculum focuses on the applica-
constant effort is made to maintain a balance between theo-
tion of engineering principles to solving problems, in short,
retical principles and their engineering applications. The
engineering design in an earth systems approach.
mining engineering graduate is qualified for positions in en-
gineering, supervision, and research.
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Degree Requirements (Mining Engineering)
Petroleum Engineering
Sophomore Year Fall Semester
lec. lab. sem.hrs.
MACS213 Calc. for Scientists & Engn’rs III
4
4
CRAIG W. VAN KIRK, Professor and Department Head
PHGN200 Physics II
3.5
3
4.5
JOHN R. FANCHI, Professor
EBGN201 Principles of Economics
3
3
RAMONA M. GRAVES, Professor
DCGN241 Statics
3
3
ERDAL OZKAN, Professor
EPIC251 Design II
2
3
3
LARRY G. CHORN, Associate Professor
PAGN201 Physical Education III
2
0.5
RICHARD L. CHRISTIANSEN, Associate Professor
Total 18
ALFRED W. EUSTES III, Associate Professor
TURHAN YILDIZ, Associate Professor
Sophomore Year Spring Semester
lec. lab. sem.hrs. JENNIFER L. MISKIMINS, Assistant Professor
EGGN351 Fluid Mechanics
3
3
HOSSEIN KAZEMI, Research Professor
MACS315 Differential Equations
3
3
MARK G. MILLER, Assistant Research Professor
GEOL210 Materials of the Earth
2
3
3
BILLY J. MITCHELL, Professor Emeritus
MNGN210 Introductory Mining
3
3
MNGN317 Dynamics for Mn. Engs.
1
1
Program Description
EGGN320 Mechanics of Materials
3
3
The primary objectives of petroleum engineering are the
PAGN202 Physical Education IV
2
0.5
environmentally sound exploration, development, evaluation,
Total 16.5
and recovery of oil, gas, and other fluids in the earth. Skills
Summer Field Session
lec. lab. sem.hrs. in this branch of engineering are needed to meet the world’s
MNGN300 Summer Field Session
3
ever-increasing demand for hydrocarbon fuel, thermal energy,
Total 3
and waste and pollution management.
Junior Year Fall Semester
lec. lab. sem.hrs.
EGGN371 Engineering Thermodynamics
3
3
Graduates of the program are in high demand in private
MNGN308 Mine Safety
1
1
industry, as evidenced by the strong job market and high
MNGN309 Mine Engineering Lab
8
2
salaries. The petroleum industry offers a wide range of em-
MNGN312 Surface Mine Design
2
3
3
ployment opportunities for Petroleum Engineering students
MNGN321 Introductory Rock Mechanics
2
3
3
during summer breaks and after graduation. Exciting experi-
SYGN200 Human Systems
3
3
ences range from field work in producing oil and gas fields to
Free Elective
3
3
office jobs in small towns or large cities. Worldwide travel
Total 18
and overseas assignments are available for interested stu-
Junior Year Spring Semester
lec. lab. sem.hrs. dents. One of our objectives in the Petroleum Engineering
DCGN381 Electrical Circuits, Elec. & Pwr
3
3
Department is to prepare students to succeed in an energy
LAIS/EBGN H&SS Cluster Elective I
3
3
industry that is evolving into an industry working with many
MNGN314 Underground Mine Design
3
3
energy sources. Besides developing technical competence in
MNGN316 Coal Mining Methods and Design
2
3
3
petroleum engineering, you will learn how your education can
GEOL308 Structural Geology
2
3
3
help you contribute to the development of alternative energy
Free Elective
3
3
Total 18
sources. In addition to exciting careers in the petroleum
industry, many Petroleum Engineering graduates find reward-
Senior Year Fall Semester
lec. lab. sem.hrs. ing careers in the environmental arena, law, medicine, busi-
MNGN408 Underground Design and Const.
3
3
MNGN414 Mine Plant Design
2
3
3
ness, and many other walks of life.
MNGN428 Mining Eng. Design Report I
3
1
The department offers semester-abroad opportunities
MNGN438 Geostatistics
2
3
3
through formal exchange programs with the Petroleum Engi-
MNGN322/323 Intro. to Mineral Processing
3
3
4
neering Department at the Mining University in Leoben,
LAIS/EBGN H&SS Cluster Elective II
3
3
Austria, Technical University in Delft, Holland, and the
Total 17
University of Adelaide, Adelaide, Australia. Qualified under-
Senior Year Spring Semester
lec. lab. sem.hrs. graduate and graduate students from each school can attend
MNGN429 Mining Eng. Design Report II
3
2
the other for one semester and receive full transfer credit
MNGN433 Mine Systems Analysis I
3
3
back at the home university.
MNGN427 Mine Valuation
2
2
MNGN424 Mine Ventilation
2
3
3
Graduate courses emphasize the research aspects of the
MNGN410 Excavation Project Management
2
2
profession, as well as advanced engineering applications.
LAIS/EBGN H&SS Cluster Elective III
3
3
Qualified graduate students may earn a Professional Masters
Free Elective
3
in Petroleum Reservoir Systems (offered jointly with Geol-
Total 18
ogy and Geological Engineering and Geophysics), Master of
Degree Total
141.5
Science, Master of Engineering, and Doctor of Philosophy
degrees.
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A new lab wing was completed in 1993 and the existing
course PEGN 102 in the spring semester. Seniors may take
office and classroom building was renovated in 1994 at a
500-level graduate courses that include topics such as drill-
total project cost exceeding $10 million. New lab equipment
ing, reservoir, and production engineering; reservoir simula-
added during the past few years total more than $2 million.
tion and characterization, and economics and risk analysis.
The department has state-of-the-art laboratories in a wide
See the department secretaries for the registration procedure.
range of technical areas, including the following under grad-
The program leading to the degree Bachelor of Science in
uate labs:
Petroleum Engineering is accredited by the Engineering
Computer Laboratory
Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for
A state-of-the-art computer laboratory is available for
Engineering and Technology, 111 Market Place, Suite 1050,
general use and classroom instruction. Software includes
Baltimore, MD 21202-4012, telephone (410) 347-7700.
more than $5.0 million in donated industry software used by
Program Goals (Bachelor of Science in Petroleum
oil and gas companies and research labs around the world.
Engineering)
Drilling Simulator Laboratory
The Mission of the Petroleum Engineering Program has
Rare on university campuses, this lab contains a computer
evolved naturally over time in response to the needs of the
controlled, full-scale, drilling rig simulator. It includes drill-
graduates; in concert with the Colorado School of Mines
ing controls that can be used to simulate onshore and off-
Institutional Mission Statement and the Profile of the Future
shore drilling operations and well control situations.
Graduate; and in recognition of accreditation requirements
Reservoir Characterization Laboratory
specified by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of
Properties of rock are measured that affect economic
the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology.
development of reservoir resources of oil and gas. Measured
The Mission of the Petroleum Engineering Program is:
properties include permeability, porosity, and relative permea-
To educate engineers for the worldwide petroleum indus-
bility. “Hands on” experiences with simple and sophisticated
try at the undergraduate and graduate levels, perform research
equipment are provided.
that enhances the state-of-the-art in petroleum technology,
Drilling Fluids Laboratory
and to serve the industry and public good through profes-
Modern equipment enables students to evaluate and design
sional societies and public service. This mission is achieved
fluid systems required in drilling operations.
through proactive leadership in providing a solid foundation
for both the undergraduate and graduate programs. Students
Fluids Characterization Laboratory
are well prepared for life-long learning, an international and
A variety of properties of fluids from oil and gas reservoirs
diverse career, further education, and public service. The pro-
are measured for realistic conditions of elevated temperature
gram emphasizes integrated and multi disciplinary teamwork
and pressure. This laboratory accentuates principles studied
in classroom instruction and in research, and actively pursues
in lectures.
interdisciplinary activities with many other CSM depart-
Petroleum Engineering Summer Field Sessions
ments, particularly the Earth Science/Engineering programs.
Two summer sessions, one after the completion of the
Individuals interested in the Petroleum Engineering pro-
sophomore year and one after the junior year, are important
gram goals and objectives are encouraged to contact faculty,
parts of the educational experience. The first is a two-week
visit the CSM campus, or visit our website: www.mines.edu.
session designed to introduce the student to the petroleum
The Petroleum Engineering program goals and objectives can
industry. Petroleum Engineering, a truly unique and exciting
also be found posted in the hallway outside the department
engineering discipline, can be experienced by visiting petro-
office. The specific educational goals are outlines below:
leum operations. Historically, the areas visited have included
Europe, Alaska, Canada, the U.S. Gulf Coast, California, and
1. Broad education
the Rocky Mountain Region.
CSM design and system courses
Effective communication
The second two-week session, after the junior year, is an
Skills necessary for diverse and international profes-
in-depth study of the Rangely Oil Field and surrounding
sional career
geology in Western Colorado. The Rangely Oil Field is the
Recognition of need and ability to engage in lifelong
largest oil field in the Rocky Mountain region and has under-
learning
gone primary, secondary, and enhanced recovery processes.
Field trips in the area provide the setting for understanding
2. Solid foundation in engineering principles and
the complexity of geologic systems and the environmental
practices
and safety issues in the context of reservoir development and
Society of Petroleum Engineers’ ABET Program
management.
Criteria
Strong petroleum engineering faculty with diverse
It is recommended that all students considering majoring
backgrounds
or minoring in Petroleum Engineering sign up for the elective
Technical seminars, field trips, and field sessions
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3. Applied problem solving skills
The department is close to oil and gas field operations, oil
Designing and conducting experiments
companies, research laboratories, and geologic outcrops of
Analyzing and interpreting data
nearby producing formations. There are many opportunities
Problem solving skills in engineering practice
for short field trips and for summer and part-time employ-
Working real world problems
ment in the oil and gas industry in the Denver metropolitan
4. An understanding of ethical, social, environmental,
region or near campus.
and professional responsibilities
Degree Requirements (Petroleum Engineering)
Following established Department and Colorado
Sophomore Year Fall Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
School of Mines honor codes
EBGN201 Principles of Economics
3
3
Integrating ethical and environmental issues into real
EPIC251/252 Design II
3
3
world problems
DCGN241 Statics
3
3
Awareness of health and safety issues
MACS213 Calculus for Scientists & Engn’rs III 4
4
PHGN200 Physics II
3.5
3
4.5
5. Multidisciplinary team skills
PAGN201 Physical Education III
2
0.5
Integrated information and data from multiple sources
Total
18
Critical team skills
Sophomore Year Spring Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
Curriculum
DCGN209 Introduction to Thermodynamics
3
3
All disciplines within petroleum engineering are covered
EGGN320 Mechanics of Materials
3
3
PEGN251 Fluid Mechanics
3
3
to great depth at the undergraduate and graduate levels, both
PEGN308 Res. Rock Properties
2
3
3
in the classroom and laboratory instruction, and in research.
MACS315 Differential Equations
3
3
Specific areas include fundamental fluid and rock behavior,
SYGN200 Human Systems
3
3
drilling, formation evaluation, well completions and stimula-
PAGN202 Physical Education IV
2
0.5
tion, well testing, production operations and artificial lift,
Total
18.5
reservoir engineering, supplemental and enhanced oil recov-
Summer Field Session
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
ery, economic evaluation of petroleum projects, environmen-
PEGN315 Summer Field Session I
2
2
tal and safety issues, and the computer simulation of most of
Total
2
these topics.
Junior Year Fall Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
The petroleum engineering student studies mathematics,
GEOL315 Sedimentology & Stratigraphy
2
3
3
computer science, chemistry, physics, general engineering,
PEGN305 Computational Methods
2
2
the humanities, technical communication (including report
PEGN310 Reservoir Fluid Properties
2
2
writing, oral presentations, and listening skills), and environ-
PEGN311 Drilling Engineering
3
3
4
mental topics. A unique aspect is the breadth and depth of the
PEGN333 Integrated Prod. Systems
3
3
PEGN419 Well Log Anal. & Formation Eval.
2
3
3
total program structured in a manner that prepares each grad-
Total
17
uate for a successful career from the standpoints of technical
competence, managerial abilities, and multidisciplinary expe-
Year Spring Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
GEOL308 Intro. Applied Structural Geology
2
3
3
riences. The needs for continued learning and professional-
MACS323 Statistics for Engineers
3
3
ism are stressed.
DCGN361 Electric Circuits, Elec. & Pwr.
3
3
The strength of the program comes from the high quality of
PEGN361 Well Completions
3
3
students and professors. The faculty has expertise in teaching
PEGN411 Mechanics of Petrol. Production
3
3
and research in all the major areas of petroleum engineering
Free Elective
3
3
listed above. Additionally, the faculty members have signifi-
Total
18
cant industrial backgrounds that lead to meaningful design
Summer Field Session
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
experiences for the students. Engineering design is taught
PEGN316 Summer Field Session II
2
2
throughout the curriculum including a senior design course on
Total
2
applying the learned skills to real world reservoir development
Senior Year Fall Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
and management problems. The senior design course is truly
PEGN481 Petroleum Seminar
2
2
multidisciplinary with students and professors from the Petro-
PEGN423 Petroleum Reservoir Eng. I
3
3
leum Engineering, Geophysics, and Geology departments.
PEGN413 Gas Meas. & Formation Evaluation
6
2
PEGN414 Well Test Analysis and Design
3
3
The program has state-of-the-art facilities and equipment
PEGN422 Econ. & Eval. Oil & Gas Projects
3
3
for laboratory instruction and experimental research. To
LAIS/EBGN H&SS Cluster Elective I
3
3
maintain leadership in future petroleum engineering technol-
Free Elective
3
3
ogy, decision making, and management, computers are incor-
Total
19
porated into every part of the program, from undergraduate
instruction through graduate student and faculty research.
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Senior Year Spring Semester
lec. lab. sem.hrs. Physical Education and
PEGN424 Petroleum Reservoir Eng. II
3
3
PEGN426 Stimulation
3
3
Athletics
PEGN439 Multidisciplinary Design
2
3
3
LAIS/EBGN H&SS Cluster Elective II
3
3
TOM SPICER, Department Head, Professor and Athletic Director
LAIS/EBGN H&SS Cluster Elective III
3
3
JENNIFER McINTOSH, Athletics Trainer
Free Elective
3
3
GREG JENSEN, Assistant Trainer
Total 18
DAN R. LEWIS, Associate Athletic Director
Degree Total
145.5
SHELLY JOHNSON, Volleyball Coach
OSCAR BOES, Cross Country Coach
Five Year Combined Baccalaureate and Masters
STEVE CAREY, Assistant Football Coach
Degree.
PAULA KRUEGER, Women’s Basketball Coach
The Petroleum Engineering Department offers the oppor-
PRYOR ORSER, Men’s Basketball Coach
tunity to begin work on a Professional Masters in Petroleum
GREG MURPHY, Sports Information Director
Reservoir Systems or Master of Engineering Degree while
BOB WRITZ, Golf Coach
completing the requirements for the Bachelor’s Degree.
DAVID HUGHES, Swimming and Diving Coach
FRANK KOHLENSTEIN, Soccer Coach
These degrees are of special interest to those planning on
MICHAEL MULVANEY, Baseball Coach
studying abroad or wanting to get a head start on graduate
MARK ROBERTS, Softball Coach
education. These combined programs are individualized and
ROBERT STITT, Football Coach
a plan of study should be discussed with the student’s aca-
DIXIE CIRILLO, Senior Woman Administrator
demic advisor any time after the Sophomore year.
BRANDON LEIMBACH , Intramural & Club Sports Director
SCOTT VANSICKLE, Track Coach
STEVE WIMBERLY, Tennis Coach
STEVEN KIMPEL, Wrestling Coach, Physical Education Director
The Department of Physical Education and Athletics
offers a four-fold physical education and athletics program
which includes (a) required physical education; (b)inter
collegiate athletics; (c) intramural athletics; and (d) recre-
ational athletics.
A large number of students use the college’s facilities for
purely recreational purposes, including swimming, tennis,
soccer, basketball, volleyball, weight lifting, softball, and
racquetball.
Russell H. Volk Gymnasium
A tri-level complex containing a NCAA regulation swim-
ming pool, a basketball arena, two racquetball/handball courts,
wrestling room, weight training facility, locker space, and
offices for the Physical Education Department.
Steinhauer Field House
A completely renovated facility of 35,000-sq. ft., which
provides for the needs of intercollegiate athletics, physical
education classes, intramurals and student recreation.
Baseball Diamond
Located west of Brooks Field and has seating accommo-
dations for 500 spectators.
Softball Field
Located adjacent to the baseball field.
Brooks Field
Named in honor of Ralph D. Brooks, former member of
the Board of Trustees of the School of Mines, Brooks Field
includes a football/soccer field equipped with lights and a
steel-concrete grandstand and bleachers which seat 3,500
spectators.
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Tennis Courts
Intercollegiate Athletics
The Department maintains four tennis courts.
The School is a charter member of the Rocky Mountain
Swenson Intramural Complex
Athletic Conference (RMAC) and the National Collegiate
Two fields are available for intramural/recreation sports.
Athletic Association (NCAA). Sports offered include: foot-
ball, men’s and women’s basketball, wrestling, men’s and
Required Physical Education.
women’s track, men’s and women’s cross country, baseball,
Each student at Colorado School of Mines is required to
men’s tennis, men’s golf, men’s and women’s swimming,
complete four separate semesters of Physical Education,
men’s soccer, and women’s volleyball and softball. One hour
beginning with PAGN101 and PAGN102. Four semesters of
credit is given for a semester’s participation in each sport.
Physical Education is a graduation requirement. Exceptions:
Through a required athletic fee, all full-time students
(1) a medical excuse verified by a physician; (2) veterans,
attending CSM become members of the CSM Athletic Asso-
honorably discharged from the armed forces; (3) entering
ciation, which financially supports the intercollegiate athletic
students 26 years or older or students holding a bachelor’s
program. The Director of Athletics administers this program.
degree. Normally, it is fulfilled during the first two years of
attendance. Transfer students should clear with the Admis-
Intramural and Club Sports
sions Offices regarding advanced standing in physical educa-
The intramural program features a variety of activities
tion. Students who transfer in as freshmen or sophomores
ranging from those offered in the intercollegiate athletic pro-
without any PA credits will be required to take PAGN101 and
gram to more recreational type activities. They are governed
PAGN102. Participation in intercollegiate athletics may be
by the CSM IM Council and CSM Sports Club Council. Cur-
substituted for required semesters and hours of physical edu-
rent offerings may be viewed in the second floor of the Volk
cation. ROTC students can waive the physical education re-
Gymnasium on the IM board. All activities are offered in the
quirement when a similar physical activity is required in their
following categories: Independent men, organizational men,
respective ROTC Programs.
independent women, and co-ed.
Upper-class students who wish to continue taking physi-
The club sport program is governed by the CSM Sport
cal education after completing graduation requirements may
Club Council. There are 29 competitive groups currently under
re-enroll in any of the regularly scheduled classes on an elec-
this umbrella. Some teams engage in intercollegiate compe-
tive basis.
tition at the non-varsity level, some serve as instructional/
recreational entities, and some as strictly recreational interest
All students enrolled in physical education shall provide
groups. They are funded through ASCSM. Some of the cur-
their own gym uniform, athletic shoes, and swimming suit.
rent organizations are Billiards, Caving, Climbing, Cheer-
A non-refundable fee is assessed for the required locker
leading, Ice Hockey, Karate, Kendo, Kayak, Judo, Lacrosse,
service. Lockers are also available to students who are not
Men’s Rugby, Women’s Rugby, Shooting, Ski Team, Snow-
enrolled in physical education classes for the same fee.
board, Women’s Soccer, Men’s Ultimate Frisbee, Women’s
Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball, Water Polo.
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Physics
to develop new technologies. It is the excitement of being
JAMES A. McNEIL, Professor and Department Head
able to work at this cutting edge that makes the engineering
REUBEN T. COLLINS, Professor
physics degree attractive to many students.
THOMAS E. FURTAK, Professor
Career paths of CSM engineering physics graduates vary
FRANK V. KOWALSKI, Professor
JEFF A. SQUIER, Professor
widely, illustrating the flexibility inherent in the program.
JOHN U. TREFNY, Professor and President
Approximately half of the graduating seniors go on to gradu-
UWE GREIFE, Associate Professor
ate school in physics or a closely related field of engineering.
TIMOTHY R. OHNO, Associate Professor
Some go to medical, law, or other professional post-graduate
DAVID M. WOOD, Associate Professor
schools. Others find employment in fields as diverse as elec-
CHARLES G. DURFEE, III, Assistant Professor
tronics, semiconductor processing, aerospace, materials
FREDERIC SARAZIN, Assistant Professor
development, nuclear energy, solar energy, and geophysical
MATTHEW YOUNG, Senior Lecturer
exploration.
ANITA B. CORN, Lecturer
TODD G. RUSKELL, Lecturer
The physics department maintains modern well-equipped
SUE ANNE BERGER, Instructor
laboratories for general physics, modern physics, electronics,
P. DAVID FLAMMER, Instructor
and advanced experimentation. There are research labora-
CHRISTOPHER M. KELSO, Instructor
tories for the study of solid-state physics, surface physics,
JAMES T. BROWN, Professor Emeritus
materials science, optics, and nuclear physics, including an
F. EDWARD CECIL, Professor Emeritus
NSF-funded laboratory for solar and electronic materials
FRANKLIN D. SCHOWENGERDT, Professor Emeritus
processing. The department also maintains electronic and
DON L. WILLIAMSON, Professor Emeritus
machine shops.
F. RICHARD YEATTS, Professor Emeritus
WILLIAM B. LAW, Associate Professor Emeritus
Program Goals (Bachelor of Science in
ARTHUR Y. SAKAKURA, Associate Professor Emeritus
Engineering Physics)
ROBERT F. HOLUB, Research Professor
The physics department embraces the broad institutional
VICTOR KAYDANOV, Research Professor
goals as summarized in the Graduate Profile. The additional
JAMES E. BERNARD, Research Associate Professor
engineering physics program-specific goals are listed below.
Program Description
All engineering physics graduates must have the factual
Engineering Physics
knowledge and other thinking skills necessary to
Physics is the most basic of all sciences and the founda-
construct an appropriate understanding of physical
tion of most of the science and engineering disciplines. As
phenomena in an applied context.
such, it has always attracted those who want to understand
All engineering physics graduates must have the ability to
nature at its most fundamental level. Engineering Physics is
communicate effectively.
not a specialized branch of physics, but an interdisciplinary
Throughout their careers engineering physics graduates
area wherein the basic physics subject matter, which forms
should be able to function effectively and responsibly
the backbone of any undergraduate physics degree, is taken
in society.
further toward application to engineering. The degree is
Five-year Combined Baccalaureate / Masters
accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of
the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology,
Degree Programs
111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202-4012,
The Physics Department in collaboration with the Depart-
telephone (410) 347-7700. At CSM, the required engineering
ment of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering and with
physics curriculum includes all of the undergraduate physics
the Engineering Division offers five-year programs in which
courses that would form the physics curriculum at any good
students obtain an undergraduate degree in Engineering
university, but in addition to these basic courses, the CSM
Physics as well as a Masters Degree in an Engineering disci-
requirements include pre-engineering and engineering courses,
pline. There are three engineering tracks and three physics
which physics majors at other universities would not ordi-
tracks. The first two lead to a Masters degree in Engineering
narily take. These courses include engineering science, de-
with a mechanical or electrical specialty. Students in the third
sign, systems, summer field session, and a capstone senior
track receive a Masters of Metallurgical and Materials Engi-
design sequence culminating in a senior thesis.
neering with an electronic materials emphasis. The Applied
Physics tracks are in the areas of condensed matter, applied
This unique blend of physics and engineering makes it
optics, and applied nuclear physics. The programs emphasize
possible for the engineering physics graduate to work at the
a strong background in fundamentals of science, in addition
interface between science and technology, where new discov-
to practical experience within an applied physics or engineer-
eries are continually being put to practice. While the engi-
ing discipline. Many of the undergraduate electives of stu-
neering physicist is at home applying existing technologies,
dents involved in each track are specified. For this reason,
he or she is also capable of striking out in different directions
students are expected to apply to the program during the first
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semester of their sophomore year (in special cases late entry
Sophomore Year Spring Semester
lec. lab. sem.hrs.
can be approved by the program mentors). A 3.0 grade point
MACS315 Differential Equations
3
3
average must be maintained to guarantee admission into the
DCGN210 Introduction to Thermodynamics
3
3
appropriate engineering or applied physics graduate program.
PHGN300/310 Physics III-Modern Physics I
3
3
PHGN215 Analog Electronics
3
3
4
Students in the engineering tracks must complete a report
EBGN201 Principles of Economics
3
3
or case study during the fifth year. Students in the applied
PAGN202 Physical Education IV
2
0.5
physics tracks must complete a master’s thesis. The case
Total 16.5
study or thesis should begin during the senior year as part of
Summer Field Session
lec. lab. sem.hrs.
the Senior Design experience. Participants must identify an
PHGN384 Summer Field Session (6 weeks)
6
Engineering or Physics advisor as appropriate prior to their
Total 6
senior year who will assist in choosing an appropriate project
Junior Year Fall Semester
lec. lab. sem.hrs.
and help coordinate the senior design project with the case
PHGN315 Advanced Physics Lab I (WI)
1
3
2
study or thesis completed in the fifth year.
PGHN311 Introduction to Math. Physics
3
3
Interested students can obtain additional information and
LAIS/EBGN H&SS Cluster Elective I
3
3
PHGN317 Digital Circuits
2
3
3
detailed curricula from the Physics Department or from the
PHGN350 Intermediate Mechanics
4
4
participating Engineering Departments.
Total 15
Minor and Areas of Special Interest
Year Spring Semester
lec. lab. sem.hrs.
The department offers a Minor and Areas of Special Inter-
PHGN361 Intermediate Electromagnetism
3
3
est for students not majoring in physics. The requirements
PHGN320 Modern Physics II
4
4
are as follows:
PHGN326 Advanced Physics Lab II (WI)
1
3
2
PHGN341 Thermal Physics
3
3
Area of Specialization: 12 sem. hrs. minimum (includes
Free Elective I
3
3
3 semester hours of PHGN100 or 200)
Total 15
Minor: 18 sem. hrs. minimum (includes 3 semester hours
Senior Year Fall Semester
lec. lab. sem.hrs.
of PHGN100 or 200)
PHGN471 Senior Design I (WI)
1
6
3
Two courses (one year) of modern physics:
PHGN462 Electromag. Waves & Opt. Physics
3
3
PHGN300 Modern Physics I 3 sem. hrs. and
LAIS/EBGN H&SS Cluster Elective II
3
3
PHGN320 Modern Physics II 4 sem. hrs.
Free Elective II
3
3
Free Elective III
3
3
One course:
Total 15
PHGN341 Thermal Physics 3 sem. hrs. or
Senior Year Spring Semester
lec. lab. sem.hrs.
PHGN350 Mechanics 4 sem. hrs. or
PHGN472 Senior Design II (WI)
1
6
3
PHGN361 Electromagnetism 3 sem. hrs.
LAIS/EBGN H&SS Cluster Elective III
3
3
Selected courses to complete the Minor: Upper division
Engineering Science Elective
3
3
and/or graduate (500-level) courses which form a logical
Free Elective IV
3
3
sequence in a specific field of study as determined in con-
Free Elective V
3
3
sultation with the Physics Department and the student’s
Total 15
option department.
Degree Total
130.5
Degree Requirements (Engineering Physics)
Sophomore Year Fall Semester
lec. lab. sem.hrs.
MACS213 Calculus for Scientists & Engn’rs III 4
4
PHGN200 Physics II
3.5
3
4.5
EPIC251 Design II
3
3
SYGN200 Human Systems
3
3
PAGN201 Physical Education III
2
0.5
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Section 6 - Description of
Courses
Course Numbering
lyze team dynamics through weekly team meetings and
progress reports. The course emphasizes oral presentations
Numbering of Courses:
and builds on written communications techniques introduced
Course numbering is based on the content of material pre-
in Design (EPICS) I. Design (EPICS) II is also offered dur-
sented in courses.
ing the first summer field session in a three-week format.
Course Numbering:
Prerequisite: EPIC151. 3 semester hours.
100–199
Freshman level
Lower division
EPIC252. Leadership Design (EPICS) can be taken in lieu of
200–299
Sophomore level
Lower division
EPIC251. Leadership Design (EPICS) II builds on the design
300–399
Junior level
Upper division
process introduced in Design (EPICS) I, which focuses on
400–499
Senior level
Upper division
open-ended problem solving in which students integrate
500–699
Graduate level
skills in teamwork, communications, and computer software
Over 700
Graduate Research or Thesis level
to solve engineering problems. This section, however, presents
projects, which require strategic planning and community
Student Life
interaction to expose design students to the challenges and
responsibilities of leadership. Computer applications empha-
CSM101. FRESHMAN SUCCESS SEMINAR is a
size information acquisition and processing based on know-
“college adjustment” course, taught in small groups, designed
ing what new information is necessary to solve a problem
to assist students with the transition from high school to CSM.
and where to find the information efficiently. Students ana-
Emphasis is placed on appreciation of the value of a Mines
lyze team dynamics through weekly meetings and progress
education, and the techniques and University resources that
reports. The course emphasizes oral presentations and builds
will allow freshmen to develop to their fullest potential at
on written communications techniques introduced in Design
CSM. 8 meetings during semester; 0.5 semester hours.
(EPICS) I. In addition, these sections provide instruction and
Core Areas
practice in team interactions (learning styles, conflict resolu-
tion), project management (case studies, seminars), and policy
Design
(multiple clients, product outcome, and impact). Prerequisite:
Engineering Practices Introductory Course
EPIC151. 4 semester hours.
Sequence (EPICS)
Systems
ROBERT D. KNECHT, Design (EPICS) Program Director and
SYGN101. EARTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL SYSTEMS
CEPR Research Professor
(I, II, S) Fundamental concepts concerning the nature, com-
Freshman Year
position and evolution of the lithosphere, hydrosphere, at-
EPIC151. Design (EPICS) I introduces a design process that
mosphere 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, ex-
neering ethics, group dynamics and time management with
ploitation and conservation of energy, mineral and agricul-
respect to decision-making. The course emphasizes written
tural resources, proper use of water resources, biodiversity and
technical communications and introduces oral presentations.
construction. 3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 4 semester hours.
3 semester hours.
SYGN200. HUMAN SYSTEMS (I, II) This is a pilot course
Sophomore Year
in the CSM core curriculum that articulates with LIHU100:
EPIC251. Design (EPICS) II builds on the design process
Nature and Human Values and with the other systems courses.
introduced in Design (EPICS) I, which focuses on open-
Human Systems is an interdisciplinary historical examination
ended problem solving in which students integrate teamwork
of key systems created by humans - namely, political, eco-
and communications with the use of computer software as
nomic, social, and cultural institutions - as they have evolved
tools to solve engineering problems. Computer applications
worldwide from the inception of the modern era (ca. 1500)
emphasize information acquisition and processing based on
to the present. This course embodies an elaboration of these
knowing what new information is necessary to solve a prob-
human systems as introduced in their environmental context
lem and where to find the information efficiently. Teams ana-
in Nature and Human Values and will reference themes
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and issues explored therein. It also demonstrates the cross-
Distributed Core
disciplinary applicability of the “systems” concept. Assign-
DCGN209. INTRODUCTION TO CHEMICAL THERMO-
ments will give students continued practice in writing.
DYNAMICS (I, II, S) Introduction to the fundamental princi-
Prerequisite: LIHU100. 3 semester hours.
ples of classical thermodynamics, with particular emphasis on
SYGN201. ENGINEERED EARTH SYSTEMS (I) An
chemical and phase equilibria. Volume-temperature-pressure
introduction to Engineered Earth Systems. Aspects of appro-
relationships for solids, liquids, and gases; ideal and non-ideal
priate earth systems and engineering practices in geological,
gases. Introduction to kinetic-molecular theory of ideal gases
geophysical, mining and petroleum engineering. Emphasis
and the Maxwell-Boltzmann distributions. Work, heat, and
on complex interactions and feedback loops within and
application of the First Law to closed systems, including
among natural and engineered systems. A case histories for-
chemical reactions. Entropy and the Second and Third Laws;
mat provides an introduction to earth engineering fields.
Gibbs Free Energy. Chemical equilibrium and the equilib-
2 hours lecture/seminar, 3 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
rium constant; introduction to activities & fugacities. One-
and two-component phase diagrams; Gibbs Phase Rule. Pre-
SYGN202. ENGINEERED MATERIALS SYSTEMS (I, II)
requisites: CHGN121, CHGN124, MACS111, MACS112,
Introduction to the structure, properties, and processing of
PHGN100. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours. Students with
materials. The historical role that engineered and natural
credit in DCGN210 may not also receive credit in
materials have made on the advance of civilization. Engi-
DCGN209.
neered materials and their life cycles through processing, use,
disposal and recycle. The impact that engineered materials
DCGN210. INTRODUCTION TO ENGINEERING THER-
have on selected systems to show the breadth of properties
MODYNAMICS (I, II) Introduction to the fundamental prin-
that are important and how they can be controlled by proper
ciples of classical engineering thermodynamics. Application
material processing. Recent trends in materials development
of mass and energy balances to closed and open systems in-
mimicking natural materials in the context of the structure
cluding systems undergoing transient processes. Entropy
and functionality of materials in living systems. Prerequisites
generation and the second law of thermodynamics for closed
or concurrent: CHGN124, MACS112, PHGN100. 3 hours
and open systems. Introduction to phase equilibrium and
lecture; 3 semester hours.
chemical reaction equilibria. Ideal solution behavior. Pre-
requisites: CHGN121, CHGN124, MACS111, MACS112,
SYGN203. NATURAL AND ENGINEERED ENVIRON-
PHGN100. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours. Students with
MENTAL SYSTEMS Introduction to natural and engineered
credit in DCGN209 may not also receive credit in DCGN210.
environmental systems analysis. environmental decision
making, sustainable development, industrial ecology, pollu-
DCGN241. STATICS (I, II, S) Forces, moments, couples,
tion prevention, and environmental life cycle assessment. The
equilibrium, centroids and second moments of areas, vol-
basic concepts of material balances, energy balances, chemi-
umes and masses, hydrostatics, friction, virtual work. Appli-
cal equilibrium and kinetics and structure and function of
cations of vector algebra to structures. Prerequisite: Credit or
biological systems will be used to analyze environmental
concurrent enrollment in PHGN100, MACS112, EPIC151
systems. Case studies in sustainable development, industrial
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
ecology, pollution prevention and life cycle assessment will
DCGN381. INTRODUCTION TO ELECTRICAL CIRCUITS,
be covered. The goal of this course is to develop problem-
ELECTRONICS AND POWER (I, II, S) This course pro-
solving skills associated with the analysis of environmental
vides an engineering science analysis of electrical circuits.
systems. Prerequisites: CHGN124 or concurrent; MACS112
The following topics are included: DC and single- and three-
or concurrent; PHGN100; SYGN101. 3 hours lecture; 3 se-
phase AC circuit analysis, current and charge relationships.
mester hours.
Ohm’s Law, resistors, inductors, capacitors, equivalent re-
sistance and impedance, Kirchoff’s Laws, Thevenin and
Norton equivalent circuits, superposition and source transfor-
mation, power and energy, maximum power transfer, first
order transient response, algebra of complex numbers, phasor
representation, time domain and frequency domain concepts,
effective and rms vales, complex power, apparent power,
power factor, balanced delta and wye line and phase currents,
filters, resonance, diodes, EM work, moving charge in an
electric field, relationship between EM voltage and work,
Faraday’s and Ampere’s Laws, magnetic reluctance and
ideal transformers. Prerequisite: PHGN200. 3 hours lecture;
3 semester hours.
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Bioengineering and Life Sciences
biophysical properties of cells and their significance in the
(BELS)
life processes. Prerequisite: General Biology I, or equivalent.
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
BELS301/ESGN301. GENERAL BIOLOGY I (I and II)
This is the first semester of an introductory course in Biology.
BELS404. ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY (II) This
Emphasis is placed on the methods of science; structural,
course will cover the basics of human anatomy and physiol-
molecular, and energetic basis of cellular activities; genetic
ogy. We will discuss the gross and microscopic anatomy and
variability and evolution; diversity and life processes in
the physiology of the major organ systems. Where possible
plants and animals; and, principles of ecology. Prerequisite:
we will integrate discussions of disease processes and intro-
None. 3 hours lecture; 3 hours semester hours.
duce reliant biomedical engineering concepts. Prerequisite:
None. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
BELS311/ESGN311. GENERAL BIOLOGY I LABORA-
TORY (I) This Course provides students with laboratory
BELS420/EGGN420. INTRO TO BIOMEDICAL ENGI-
exercises that complement lectures given in ESGN301/
NEERING (I) The application of engineering principles and
BELS301, the first semester introductory course in Biology.
techniques to the human body presents many unique chal-
Emphasis is placed on the methods of science; structural,
lenges. Biomedical Engineering is a diverse, seemingly all-
molecular, and energetic basis of cellular activities; genetic
encompassing field that includes such areas as biomechanics,
variability and evolution; diversity and life processes in
bioinstrumentation, medical imaging, and rehabilitation.
plants and animals; and, principles of ecology. Offered with
This course is intended to provide an introduction to,
the collaboration of Red Rocks Community College Co-
and overview of, Biomedical Engineering. Prerequisites:
requisite or Prerequisite: EGGS/BELS301 or equivalent.
DCGN241, DCGN381, EGGN320, EGGN351 (co-requisite
3 hours laboratory; 1 semester hour.
or instructor permission). 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
BELS303/ESGN303 GENERAL BIOLOGY II (II) This is
BELS525/EGGN525. MUSCULOSKELETAL BIO-
the continuation of General Biology I. Emphasis is placed on
MECHANICS (II) This course is intended to provide
an examination of organisms as the products of evolution.
engineering students with an introduction to musculoskeletal
The diversity of life forms will be explored. Special attention
biomechanics. At the end of the semester, students should
will be given to the vertebrate body (organs, tissues, and sys-
have a working knowledge of the special considerations
tems) and how it functions. Prerequisite: General Biology I,
necessary to apply engineering principles to the human body.
or equivalent. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
The course will focus on the biomechanics of injury since
understanding injury will require developing an understand-
BELS313/ESGN313. GENERAL BIOLOGY II LABORA-
ing of normal biomechanics. Prerequisites: DCGN241,
TORY (II) This Course provides students with laboratory
EGGN320, EGGN420 (or instructor permission). 3 hours
exercises that complement lectures given in ESGN303/
lecture; 3 semester hours.
BELS303, the second semester introductory course in Biology.
Emphasis is placed on an examination of organisms as the
BELS530/EGGN530. BIOMEDICAL INSTRUMENTATION
products of evolution. The diversity of life forms will be ex-
(II) The acquisition, processing, and interpretation of bio-
plored. Special attention will be given to the vertebrate body
logical signals present many unique challenges to the Bio-
(organs, tissues and systems) and how it functions. Offered
medical Engineer. This course is intended to provide students
with the collaboration of Red Rocks Community College.
with an introduction to, and appreciation for, many of these
Co-requisite or Prerequisite: ESGN/BELS303 or equivalent.
challenges. At the end of the semester, students should have a
3 hours laboratory; 1 semester hour.
working knowledge of the special considerations necessary
to gathering and analyzing biological signal data. Prerequi-
BELS321/ESGN321. INTRO TO GENETICS (II) A study
sites: EGGN250, DCGN381, BELS420/EGGN420 (or per-
of the mechanisms by which biological information is en-
mission of instructor). 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
coded, stored, and transmitted, including Mendelian genetics,
molecular genetics, chromosome structure and rearrange-
BELS415/ChEN415. POLYMER SCIENCE AND TECH-
ment, cytogenetics, and population genetics. Prerequisite:
NOLOGY Chemistry and thermodynamics of polymers and
General biology I or equivalent. 3 hours lecture + 3 hours
polymer solutions. Reaction engineering of polymerization.
laboratory; 4 semester hours.
Characterization techniques based on solution properties.
Materials science of polymers in varying physical states.
BELS325/LIHU325 INTRODUCTION TO ETHICS
Processing operations for polymeric materials and use in
A general introduction to ethics that explores its analytic
separations. Prerequisite: CHGN211, MACS315, ChEN357,
and historical traditions. Reference will commonly be made
or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
to one or more significant texts by such moral philosophers
as Plato, Aristotle, Augustine, Thomas Aquinas, Kant, John
BELS433/MACS433. MATHEMATICAL BIOLOGY (I)
Stuart Mill, and others.
This course will discuss methods for building and solving
both continuous and discrete mathematical models. These
BELS402/ESGN402. CELL BIOLOGY & PHYSIOLOGY
methods will be applied to population dynamics, epidemic
(II) An introduction to the morphological, biochemical, and
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spread, pharmacokinetics and modeling of physiologic sys-
flame methods, nephelometry and turbidimetry, reflectance
tems. Modern Control Theory will be introduced and used to
methods, Fourier transform methods in spectroscopy, photo-
model living systems. Some concepts related to self-organiz-
acoustic spectroscopy, rapid-scanning spectroscopy. Pre-
ing systems will be introduced. Prerequisite: MACS315.
requisite: Consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester
3 hours lecture, 3 semester hours.
hours. Offered alternate years.
BELS541/ESGN541. BIOCHEMICAL TREATMENT
MLGN532. APPLIED SURFACE & SOLUTION CHEM-
PROCESSES The analysis and design of biochemical
ISTRY. (I) Solution and surface chemistry of importance in
processes used to transform pollutants are investigated in
mineral and metallurgical operations. Prerequisite: Consent
this course. Suspended growth, attached growth, and porous
of department. 3 semester hours. (Fall of even years only.)
media systems will be analyzed. Common biochemical oper-
BELS544/ESGN544. AQUATIC TOXICOLOGY (II) An
ations used for water, wastewater, and sludge treatment will
introduction to assessing the effects of toxic substances on
be discussed. Biochemical systems for organic oxidation and
aquatic organisms, communities, and ecosystems. Topics in-
fermentation and inorganic oxidation and reduction will be
clude general toxicological principles, water quality stan-
presented. Prerequisites: ESGN504 or consent of the instruc-
dards, quantitative structure-activity relationships, single
tor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
species and community-level toxicity measures, regulatory
BELS453/EGGN453/ESGN453. WASTEWATER ENGI-
issues, and career opportunities. The course includes hands-
NEERING (I) The goal of this course is to familiarize
on experience with toxicity testing and subsequent data re-
students with the fundamental phenomena involved in waste-
duction. Prerequisite: none. 2.5 hours lecture; 1 hour lab;
water treatment processes (theory) and the engineering
3 semester hours.
approaches used in designing such processes (design). This
BELS596/ESGN596. MOLECULAR ENVIRONMENTAL
course will focus on the physical, chemical and biological
BIOTECHNOLOGY (l) Applications of recombinant DNA
processes applied to liquid wastes of municipal origin. Treat-
technology to the development of enzymes and organisms
ment objectives will be discussed as the driving force for
used for environmentally friendly industrial purposes. Topics
wastewater treatment. Prerequisite: ESGN353 or consent of
include genetic engineering technology, biocatalysis of
instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
industrial processes by extremozymes, dye synthesis, bio-
CHGN422. INTRO TO POLYMER CHEMISTRY
degradation of aromatic compounds and chlorinated solvents,
LABORATORY (I) Prerequisites: CHGN221. 3 hours lab;
biosynthesis of polymers and fuels, and agricultural biotech-
1 semester hour.
nology. Prerequisite: introductory microbiology and organic
CHGN428. BIOCHEMISTRY I (I) Introductory study of
chemistry or consent of the instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 se-
the major molecules of biochemistry: amino acids, proteins,
mester hours.
enzymes, nucleic acids, lipids, and saccharides- their structure,
BELS545/ESGN545. ENVIRONMENTAL TOXICOLOGY
chemistry, biological function, and biosynthesis. Stresses
(II) Introduction to general concepts of ecology, biochem-
bioenergetics and the cell as a biological unit of organization.
istry, and toxicology. The introductory material will provide a
Discussion of classical genetics, molecular genetics, and pro-
foundation for understanding why, and to what extent, a vari-
tein synthesis. Prerequisite: CHGN221 or permission of in-
ety of products and by-products of advanced industrialized
structor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
societies are toxic. Classes of substances to be examined in-
CHGN462/CHGC562/ESGN580. MICROBIOLOGY &
clude metals, coal, petroleum products, organic compounds,
THE ENVIRONMENT This course will cover the basic fun-
pesticides, radioactive materials, and others. Prerequisite:
damentals of microbiology, such as structure and function of
none. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
procaryotic versus eucaryotic cells; viruses; classification of
CHGN563/ESGN582. MICROBIOLOGY AND THE ENVI-
microorganisms; microbial metabolism, energetics, genetics,
RONMENT LAB. (I) An introduction to the microorganisms
growth and diversity, microbial interactions with plants, ani-
of major geochemical importance, as well as those of pri-
mals, and other microbes. Additional topics covered will in-
mary importance in water pollution and waste treatment.
clude various aspects of environmental microbiology such as
Microbes and sedimentation, microbial leaching of metals
global biogeochemical cycles, bioleaching, bioremediation,
from ores, acid mine water pollution, and the microbial
and wastewater treatment. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor
ecology of marine and freshwater habitats are covered. Pre-
3 hours lecture, 3 semester hours. Offered in alternate years.
requisite: Consent of instructor. 1 hour lecture, 3 hours lab;
CHGN508. ANALYTICAL SPECTROSCOPY (II) Detailed
2 semester hours. Offered alternate years.
study of classical and modern spectroscopic methods; em-
ESGN586. MICROBIOLOGY OF ENGINEERED ENVI-
phasis on instrumentation and application to analytical chem-
RONMENTAL SYSTEMS (l) Applications of microbial
istry problems. Topics include: UV-visible spectroscopy,
physiological processes to engineered and human-impacted
infrared spectroscopy, fluorescence and phosphorescence,
systems for the purpose of achieving environmentally desirable
Raman spectroscopy, arc and spark emission spectroscopy,
results. Topics include microbial identification and enumera-
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tion, biofilms in engineered systems, industrial fermentations
Chemical Engineering
and respirations, biodegradation and bioremediation of
Sophomore Year
organic and inorganic contaminants, wastewater microbiol-
ChEN200. COMPUTATIONAL METHODS IN CHEMICAL
ogy, renewable energy generation, and agricultural biotech-
ENGINEERING Fundamentals of computer programming
nology. Prerequisite: CHGC562 or equivalent, or enrollment
as applied to the solution of chemical engineering problems.
in an ESE program. 3 hours lecture, 3 semester hours.
Introduction to Visual Basic, computational methods and
CHGN221. ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I (I) Structure, prop-
algorithm development. Prerequisite: MACS112 or consent
erties, and reactions of the important classes of organic com-
of instructor. 2 hours lecture; 2 semester hours.
pounds, introduction to reaction mechanisms. Laboratory
ChEN201. MATERIAL AND ENERGY BALANCES Intro-
exercises including synthesis, product purification and char-
duction to the principles of conservation of mass and energy.
acterization. Prerequisite: CHGN124, CHGN126. 3 hours
Applications to chemical processing systems. Relevant as-
lecture; 3 hours lab; 4 semester hours.
pects of computer-aided process simulation. Prerequisite:
CHGN222. ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II (II) Continuation of
MACS315 (corequisite), DCGN210 or DCGN209 or consent
CHGN221. Prerequisite: CHGN221. 3 hours lecture; 3 hours
of instructor. Corequisite ChEN202. 3 hours lecture; 3 se-
lab; 4 semester hours.
mester hours.
BELS570/MTGN570/MLGN570. INTRO TO BIOCOM-
ChEN202. CHEMICAL PROCESS PRINCIPLES LABO-
PATIBILITY Material biocompatibility is a function of
RATORY Laboratory measurements dealing with the first
tissue/implant mechanics, implant morphology and surface
and second laws of thermodynamics, calculation and analysis
chemistry. The interaction of the physiologic environment
of experimental results, professional report writing. Introduc-
with a material is present at each of these levels, with sub-
tion to computer-aided process simulation. Prerequisites:
jects including material mechanical/structural matching to
DCGN210 or DCGN209; corequisites: ChEN201, MACS315
surrounding tissues, tissue responses to materials (inflamma-
or consent of instructor. 3 hours laboratory; 1 credit hour.
tion, immune response), anabolic cellular responses and tis-
Junior Year
sue engineering of new tissues on scaffold materials. This
ChEN307. FLUID MECHANICS Theory and application of
course is intended for senior level undergraduates and first
momentum transport and fluid flow in chemical engineering.
year graduate students.
Fundamentals of microscopic phenomena and application to
macroscopic systems. Relevant aspects of computer-aided
process simulation. Prerequisite: ChEN201, MACS315.
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
ChEN308. HEAT TRANSFER Theory and applications
of energy transport: conduction, convection and radiation.
Fundamentals of microscopic phenomena and application to
macroscopic systems. Relevant aspects of computer-aided
process simulation. Prerequisite: ChEN201, ChEN307,
MACS315, or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture;
3 semester hours.
ChEN312/313. UNIT OPERATIONS LABORATORY
Field Session (WI) Principles of mass, energy, and momen-
tum transport as applied to laboratory-scale processing
equipment. Written and oral communications skills. Aspects
of group dynamics, teamwork, and critical thinking. Pre-
requisite: ChEN201, ChEN307, ChEN308, ChEN357,
ChEN375 6 hours lab; 6 semester hours.
ChEN340. COOPERATIVE EDUCATION Cooperative
work/education experience involving employment of a
chemical engineering nature in an internship spanning at
least one academic semester. Prerequisite: consent of in-
structor. 1 to 3 semester hours.
ChEN350. HONORS UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH
Scholarly research of an independent nature. Prerequisite:
junior standing, consent of instructor. 1 to 3 semester hours.
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ChEN351. HONORS UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH
ChEN201, ChEN307, ChEN308, ChEN357, ChEN375, or
Scholarly research of an independent nature. Prerequisite:
consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture, 3 semester hours.
junior standing, consent of instructor. 1 to 3 semester hours.
ChEN409. PETROLEUM PROCESSES Application of
ChEN357. CHEMICAL ENGINEERING THERMO-
chemical engineering principles to petroleum refining.
DYNAMICS Fundamentals of thermodynamics for applica-
Thermodynamics and reaction engineering of complex
tion to chemical engineering processes and systems. Phase
hydrocarbon systems. Relevant aspects of computer-aided
and reaction equilibria. Relevant aspects of computer-aided
process simulation for complex mixtures. Prerequisite:
process simulation. Integrated laboratory experiments. Pre-
CHGN221, ChEN201, ChEN357, ChEN375, or consent of
requisite: DCGN210 or DCGN209, ChEN201, MACS315, or
instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
consent of instructor. Corequisite: ChEN358. 3 hours lecture;
ChEN415. POLYMER SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
3 semester hours.
Chemistry and thermodynamics of polymers and polymer
ChEN358. CHEMICAL ENGINEERING THERMO-
solutions. Reaction engineering of polymerization. Charac-
DYNAMICS LABORATORY Laboratory measurement,
terization techniques based on solution properties. Materials
calculation and analysis of physical properties, phase equilib-
science of polymers in varying physical states. Processing
ria and reaction equilibria and their application to chemical
operations for polymeric materials and use in separations.
engineering. Relevant aspects of computer-aided simulation.
Prerequisite: CHGN221, MACS315, ChEN357, or consent of
Prerequisites: DCGN210 or DCGN209, ChEN201, MACS315,
instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
or consent of instructor. Corequisite: ChEN357. 3 hours lab-
ChEN416. POLYMER ENGINEERING AND TECH-
oratory; 1 semester hour.
NOLOGY Polymer fluid mechanics, polymer rheological
ChEN375. MASS TRANSFER Fundamentals of stage-wise
response, and polymer shape forming. Definition and measure-
and diffusional mass transport with applications to chemical
ment of material properties. Interrelationships between
engineering systems and processes. Relevant aspects of
response functions and correlation of data and material
computer-aided process simulation. Prerequisite: ChEN201,
response. Theoretical approaches for prediction of polymer
ChEN357, or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semes-
properties. Processing operations for polymeric materials;
ter hours.
melt and flow instabilities. Prerequisite: ChEN307, MACS315,
ChEN398. SPECIAL TOPICS IN CHEMICAL ENGI-
or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
NEERING Topical courses in chemical engineering of special
ChEN418. REACTION ENGINEERING (WI) Applications
interest. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. 1 to 6 semester
of the fundamentals of thermodynamics, physical chemistry,
hours.
and organic chemistry to the engineering of reactive processes.
ChEN399. INDEPENDENT STUDY Individual research or
Reactor design; acquisition and analysis of rate data; hetero-
special problem projects. Topics, content, and credit hours to
geneous catalysis. Relevant aspects of computer-aided process
be agreed upon by student and supervising faculty member.
simulation. Prerequisite: ChEN201, ChEN307, ChEN308,
Prerequisite: consent of instructor and department head, sub-
ChEN357, MACS315, CHGN221, CHGN351, or consent of
mission of “Independent Study” form to CSM Registrar. 1 to
instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
6 semester hours.
ChEN420. MATHEMATICAL METHODS IN CHEMICAL
Senior Year
ENGINEERING Formulation and solution of chemical engi-
ChEN402. CHEMICAL ENGINEERING DESIGN (WI)
neering problems using exact analytical solution methods.
Advanced computer-aided process simulation and process
Set-up and solution of ordinary and partial differential equa-
optimization. Prerequisite: ChEN307, ChEN308, ChEN357,
tions for typical chemical engineering systems and transport
ChEN375, or consent of instructor. Co-requisite: ChEN418,
processes. Prerequisite: MACS315, ChEN201, ChEN307,
ChEN421. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
ChEN308, ChEN375, or consent of instructor. 3 hours lec-
ture; 3 semester hours.
ChEN403. PROCESS DYNAMICS AND CONTROL Math-
ematical modeling and analysis of transient systems. Appli-
ChEN421. ENGINEERING ECONOMICS Economic
cations of control theory to response of dynamic chemical
analysis of engineering processes and systems. Interest,
engineering systems and processes. Prerequisite: ChEN201,
annuity, present value, depreciation, cost accounting, invest-
ChEN307, ChEN308, ChEN375, MACS315, or consent of
ment accounting and financing of engineering enterprises
instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
along with taxation, market evaluation and break-even
analysis. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture;
ChEN408. NATURAL GAS PROCESSING Application of
3 semester hours.
chemical engineering principles to the processing of natural
gas. Emphasis on using thermodynamics and mass transfer
ChEN430. TRANSPORT PHENOMENA Theory and chem-
operations to analyze existing plants. Relevant aspects of
ical engineering applications of momentum, heat, and mass
computer-aided process simulation. Prerequisites: CHGN221,
transport. Set up and solution of problems involving equa-
tions of motion and energy. Prerequisite: ChEN307, ChEN308,
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ChEN357, ChEN375, MACS315, or consent of instructor.
Chemistry and Geochemistry
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
CHGN111. INTRODUCTORY CHEMISTRY (S) Introduc-
ChEN435/PHGN435. INTERDISCIPLINARY MICRO-
tory college chemistry. Elementary atomic structure and the
ELECTRONICS PROCESSING LABORATORY (II)
periodic chart, chemical bonding, properties of common ele-
Application of science and engineering principles to the de-
ments and their compounds, and stoichiometry of chemical
sign, fabrication, and testing of microelectronic devices. Em-
reactions. Must not be used for elective credit. 3 hours lec-
phasis on specific unit operations and the interrelation among
ture and recitation; 3 semester hours.
processing steps. Prerequisites: Senior standing in PHGN,
CHGN121. PRINCIPLES OF CHEMISTRY I (I, II) Study
ChEN, MTGN, or EGGN. Consent of instructor. Due to lab
of matter and energy based on atomic structure, correlation
space the enrollment is limited to 20 students. 1.5 hours lec-
of properties of elements with position in periodic chart,
ture, 4 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
chemical bonding, geometry of molecules, phase changes,
ChEN440. MOLECULAR PERSPECTIVES IN CHEMICAL
stoichiometry, solution chemistry, gas laws, and thermo-
ENGINEERING Applications of statistical and quantum
chemistry. 3 hours lecture and recitation, 3 hours lab; 4 se-
mechanics to understanding and prediction of equilibrium
mester hours. Approved for Colorado Guaranteed General
and transport properties and processes. Relations between
Education transfer. Equivalency for GT-SC1.
microscopic properties of materials and systems to macro-
CHGN124. PRINCIPLES OF CHEMISTRY II (I, II, S)
scopic behavior. Prerequisite: ChEN307, ChEN308, ChEN357,
Continuation of CHGN121 concentrating on chemical kinetics,
ChEN375, CHGN351 and 353, CHGN221 and 222, MACS315,
thermodynamics, electrochemistry, organic nomenclature,
or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours
and chemical equilibrium (acid- base, solubility, complexa-
ChEN450. HONORS UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH
tion, and redox). Prerequisite: Credit in CHGN121. 3 hours
Scholarly research of an independent nature. Prerequisite:
lecture and recitation; 3 semester hours.
senior standing, consent of instructor. 1 to 3 semester hours.
CHGN126. QUANTITATIVE CHEMICAL MEASURE-
ChEN451. HONORS UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH
MENTS (I, II, S) Experiments emphasizing quantitative
Scholarly research of an independent nature. Prerequisite:
chemical measurements. Prerequisite: Credit in or concurrent
senior standing, consent of instructor. 1 to 3 semester hours.
enrollment in CHGN124. 3 hours lab; 1 semester hour.
ChEN498. SPECIAL TOPICS IN CHEMICAL ENGINEER-
CHGN198. SPECIAL TOPICS IN CHEMISTRY (I, II) Pilot
ING Topical courses in chemical engineering of special in-
course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special
terest. Prerequisite: consent of instructor; 1 to 6 semester hours.
interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is
ChEN499. INDEPENDENT STUDY Individual research or
offered only once. Prerequisite: Instructor consent. Variable
special problem projects. Topics, content, and credit hours to
credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
be agreed upon by student and supervising faculty member.
CHGN199. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Individual re-
Prerequisite: consent of instructor and department head, sub-
search or special problem projects supervised by a faculty
mission of “Independent Study” form to CSM Registrar. 1 to
member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a sub-
6 semester hours.
ject matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: “Indepen-
dent Study” form must be completed and submitted to the
Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
CHGN201. CHEMICAL THERMODYNAMICS LABORA-
TORY (II) Experiments in determining enthalpy, entropy,
free energy, equilibrium constants, reaction rates, colligative
properties. Prerequisites DCGN209 or concurrent enroll-
ment. 3 hours lab; 1 semester hour.
CHGN221. ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I (I) Structure, prop-
erties, and reactions of the important classes of organic com-
pounds, introduction to reaction mechanisms. Laboratory
exercises including synthesis, product purification and char-
acterization. Prerequisite: CHGN124, CHGN126. 3 hours
lecture; 3 hours lab; 4 semester hours.
CHGN222. ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II (II) Continuation of
CHGN221. Prerequisite: CHGN221. 3 hours lecture; 3 hours
lab; 4 semester hours.
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CHGN298. SPECIAL TOPICS IN CHEMISTRY (I, II) Pilot
CHGN353. PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY: A MOLECULAR
course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special
PERSPECTIVE II (II) A continuation of CHGN351.
interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is
Includes statistical thermodynamics, chemical kinetics, chem-
offered only once. Prerequisite: Instructor consent. Variable
ical reaction mechanisms, electrochemistry, and selected
credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
additional topics. Prerequisite: CHGN351. 3 hours lecture;
CHGN299. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Individual re-
3 hours laboratory; 4 semester hours.
search or special problem projects supervised by a faculty
CHGN398. SPECIAL TOPICS IN CHEMISTRY (I, II) Pilot
member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a sub-
course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special
ject matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: “Indepen-
interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is
dent Study” form must be completed and submitted to the
offered only once. Prerequisite: Instructor consent. Variable
Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
CHGN323. QUALITATIVE ORGANIC ANALYSIS (II)
CHGN399. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Individual re-
Identification, separation and purification of organic com-
search or special problem projects supervised by a faculty
pounds including use of modern physical and instrumental
member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a sub-
methods. Prerequisite: CHGN222. 1 hour lecture; 3 hours
ject matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: “Indepen-
lab; 2 semester hours.
dent Study” form must be completed and submitted to the
CHGN335. INSTRUMENTAL ANALYSIS (II) Principles of
Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
AAS, AES, Visible-UV, IR, NMR, XRF, XRD, XPS, electron,
CHGN401. THEORETICAL INORGANIC CHEMISTRY
and mass spectroscopy; gas and liquid chromatography; data
(II) Periodic properties of the elements. Bonding in ionic
interpretation. Prerequisite: DCGN209, MACS112. 3 hours
and metallic crystals. Acid-base theories. Inorganic stereo-
lecture; 3 semester hours.
chemistry. Nonaqueous solvents. Coordination chemistry and
CHGN336. ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY (I) Theory and
ligand field theory. Prerequisite: CHGN341 or consent of
techniques of gravimetry, titrimetry (acid-base, complexo-
instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
metric, redox, precipitation), electrochemical analysis, chem-
CHGN402. BONDING THEORY AND SYMMETRY (II)
ical separations; statistical evaluation of data. Prerequisite:
Introduction to valence bond and molecular orbital theories,
DCGN209, CHGN335. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
symmetry; introduction to group theory; applications of
CHGN337. ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY LABORATORY
group theory and symmetry concepts to molecular orbital
(I) (WI) Laboratory exercises emphasizing sample prepara-
and ligand field theories. Prerequisite: CHGN341 or consent
tion and instrumental methods of analysis. Prerequisite:
of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
CHGN335, CHGN336 or concurrent enrollment. 3 hours lab;
CHGN/ESGN403. INTRODUCTION TO ENVIRONMEN-
1 semester hour.
TAL CHEMISTRY (II) Processes by which natural and
CHGN340. COOPERATIVE EDUCATION (I, II, S) Super-
anthropogenic chemicals interact, react and are transformed
vised, full-time, chemistry-related employment for a continu-
and redistributed in various environmental compartments.
ous six-month period (or its equivalent) in which specific
Air, soil and aqueous (fresh and saline surface and ground-
educational objectives are achieved. Prerequisite: Second
waters) environments are covered, along with specialized
semester sophomore status and a cumulative grade-point
environments such as waste treatment facilities and the upper
average of at least 2.00. 0 to 3 semester hours. Cooperative
atmosphere. Prerequisites: SYGN101, DCGN209, CHGN222.
Education credit does not count toward graduation except
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
under special conditions.
CHGN410/MLGN510. SURFACE CHEMISTRY (II) Intro-
CHGN341. DESCRIPTIVE INORGANIC CHEMISTRY (II)
duction to colloid systems, capillarity, surface tension and
The chemistry of the elements and periodic trends in reactiv-
contact angle, adsorption from solution, micelles and micro-
ity discussed in relation to the preparation and use of inorganic
emulsions, the solid/gas interface, surface analytical tech-
chemicals in industry and the environment. Prerequisite:
niques, van der Waal forces, electrical properties and colloid
CHGN222, DCGN209. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
stability, some specific colloid systems (clays, foams and emul-
sions). Students enrolled for graduate credit in MLGN510
CHGN351. PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY: A MOLECULAR
must complete a special project. Prerequisite: DCGN209 or
PERSPECTIVE I (I) A study of chemical systems from a
consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
molecular physical chemistry perspective. Includes an intro-
duction to quantum mechanics, atoms and molecules, spec-
CHGN422. POLYMER CHEMISTRY LABORATORY (I)
troscopy, bonding and symmetry, and an introduction to
Prerequisites: CHGN221. 3 hours lab; 1 semester hour.
modern computational chemistry. Prerequisite: CHGN124,
CHGN428. INTRODUCTORY BIOCHEMISTRY (I) Intro-
DCGN209, MACS315, PHGN200. 3 hours lecture; 3 hours
ductory study of the major molecules of biochemistry-amino
laboratory; 4 semester hours.
acids, proteins, enzymes, nucleic acids, lipids, and saccharides-
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their structure, chemistry, biological function, and biosynthe-
CHGN490. SYNTHESIS AND CHARACTERIZATION (WI)
sis. Stresses bioenergetics and the cell as a biological unit of
Advanced methods of organic and inorganic synthesis; high-
organization. Discussion of classical genetics, molecular
temperature, high-pressure, inert-atmosphere, vacuum-line,
genetics, and protein synthesis. Prerequisite: CHGN221 or
and electrolytic methods. Prerequisites: CHGN323, CHGN341.
permission of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
6-week summer field session; 6 semester hours.
CHGN430/MLGN530. INTRODUCTION TO POLYMER
CHGN495. UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH (I, II, S) (WI)
SCIENCE (I) An introduction to the chemistry and physics
Individual research project under direction of a member of
of macromolecules. Topics include the properties and statistics
the Departmental faculty. Prerequisites: selection of a research
of polymer solutions, measurements of molecular weights,
topic and advisor, preparation and approval of a research pro-
molecular weight distributions, properties of bulk polymers,
posal, completion of chemistry curriculum through the junior
mechanisms of polymer formation, and properties of thermo-
year or permission of the department head. Variable credit;
sets and thermoplasts including elastomers. Prerequisite:
1 to 6 credit hours.
CHGN221 or permission of instructor. 3 hour lecture, 3 se-
CHGN497. INTERNSHIP (I, II, S) Individual internship ex-
mester hours.
perience with an industrial, academic, or governmental host
CHGN462. MICROBIOLOGY AND THE ENVIRONMENT
supervised by a Departmental faculty member. Prerequisites:
This course will cover the basic fundamentals of microbiology,
Completion of chemistry curriculum through the junior year
such as structure and function of procaryotic versus eucary-
or permission of the department head. Variable credit; 1 to 6
otic cells; viruses; classification of micro-organisms; micro-
credit hours.
bial metabolism, energetics, genetics, growth and diversity,
CHGN498. SPECIAL TOPICS IN CHEMISTRY (I, II) Pilot
microbial interactions with plants, animals, and other microbes.
course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special
Additional topics covered will include various aspects of
interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is
environmental microbiology such as global biogeochemical
offered only once. Prerequisite: Instructor consent. Variable
cycles, bioleaching, bioremediation, and wastewater treat-
credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
ment. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor 3 hours lecture,
3 semester hours. Offered in alternate years.
CHGN499. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Individual re-
search or special problem projects supervised by a faculty
CHGN475. COMPUTATIONAL CHEMISTRY (II) This
member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a sub-
class provides a survey of techniques of computational chem-
ject matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: “Indepen-
istry, including quantum mechanics (both Hartree-Fock and
dent Study” form must be completed and submitted to the
density functional approaches) and molecular dynamics. Em-
Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
phasis is given to the integration of these techniques with
experimental programs of molecular design and development.
Prerequisites: CHGN351, CHGN401. 3 hours lecture; 3 se-
mester hours.
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Economics and Business
purposes. Cash flow analysis in relation to planning and deci-
Freshman Year
sion making. Inventory methods and cost controls related
EBGN198. SPECIAL TOPICS IN ECONOMICS AND
to dynamics of production and processing. 3 hours lecture;
BUSINESS (I, II) Pilot course or special topics course.
3 semester hours.
Topics chosen from special interests of instructor(s) and stu-
EBGN306. MANAGERIAL ACCOUNTING (II) Introduc-
dent(s). Usually the course is offered only once. Prerequisite:
tion to cost concepts and principles of management account-
Instructor consent. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
ing including cost accounting. The course focuses on
EBGN199. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Individual re-
activities that create value for customers and owners of a
search or special problem projects supervised by a faculty
company and demonstrates how to generate cost-accounting
member. A student and instructor agree on a subject matter,
information to be used in management decision making. Pre-
content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: “Independent Study”
requisite: EBGN305. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
form must be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Vari-
EBGN310. ENVIRONMENTAL AND RESOURCE ECO-
able credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
NOMICS (I) (WI) Application of microeconomic theory
Sophomore Year
to topics in environmental and resource economics. Topics
EBGN201. PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS (I, II) The
include analysis of pollution control, benefit/cost analysis
basic social and economic institutions of market capitalism.
in decision-making and the associated problems of measur-
Contemporary economic issues. Business organization. Price
ing benefits and costs, non-renewable resource extraction,
theory and market structure. Economic analysis of public
measures of resource scarcity, renewable resource manage-
policies. Discussion of inflation, unemployment, monetary
ment, environmental justice, sustainability, and the analysis of
policy and fiscal policy. Students may elect to satisfy the
environmental regulations and resource policies. Prerequisite:
economics core requirement by taking both EBGN311 and
EBGN201 or EBGN311. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
EBGN312 instead of this course. Students considering a major
EBGN311. MICROECONOMICS (I, II, S) How markets for
in economics are advised to take the EBGN311/312 sequence
goods and services work. Economic behavior of consumers,
instead of EBGN201. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
businesses, and government. Market structure and pricing.
EBGN298. SPECIAL TOPICS IN ECONOMICS AND
Efficiency and equity. Public policies. Students may satisfy the
BUSINESS (I, II) Pilot course or special topics course.
economics core requirement by taking the EBGN311/312 se-
Topics chosen from special interests of instructor(s) and
quence instead of EBGN201. Students considering a major in
student(s). Usually the course is offered only once. Prerequi-
economics are advised to skip EBGN201 and begin with the
site: Instructor consent. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
EBGN311/312 sequence. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
EBGN299. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Individual re-
EBGN312. MACROECONOMICS (I, II, S) Analysis of
search or special problem projects supervised by a faculty
gross domestic output and cyclical variability, plus the general
member. A student and instructor agree on a subject matter,
level of prices and employment. The relationship between
content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: “Independent Study”
output and financial markets that affects the level of economic
form must be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Vari-
activity. Evaluation of government institutions and policy op-
able credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
tions for stabilization and growth. International trade and bal-
ance of payments. Students may satisfy the economics core
Junior Year
requirement by taking the EBGN311/312 sequence instead of
EBGN304. PERSONAL FINANCE (S) The management of
EBGN201. Students considering a major in economics are
household and personal finances. Overview of financial con-
advised to skip EBGN201 and begin with the EBGN311/312
cepts with special emphasis on their application to issues
sequence. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
faced by individuals and households: budget management,
taxes, savings, housing and other major acquisitions, borrow-
EBGN314. PRINCIPLES OF MANAGEMENT (II) Intro-
ing, insurance, investments, meeting retirement goals, and
duction of underlying principles, fundamentals, and knowledge
estate planning. Survey of principles and techniques for the
required of the manager in a complex, modern organization.
management of a household’s assets and liabilities. Study of
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
financial institutions and their relationship to households,
EBGN315. BUSINESS STRATEGY (I) An introduction to
along with a discussion of financial instruments commonly
game theory and industrial organization (IO) principles at a
held by individuals and families. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester
practical and applied level. Topics include economies of scale
hours.
and scope, the economics of the make-versus-buy decision,
EBGN305. FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING (I, II) Survey and
market structure and entry, dynamic pricing rivalry, strategic
evaluation of balance sheets and income and expense state-
positioning, and the economics of organizational design. Pre-
ments, origin and purpose. Evaluation of depreciation, deple-
requisite: EBGN311. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
tion, and reserve methods for tax and internal management
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EBGN320. ECONOMICS AND TECHNOLOGY (II) The
EBGN398. SPECIAL TOPICS IN ECONOMICS AND
theoretical, empirical and policy aspects of the economics of
BUSINESS (I, II) Pilot course or special topics course.
technology and technological change. Topics include the eco-
Topics chosen from special interests of instructor(s) and
nomics of research and development, inventions and patent-
student(s). Usually the course is offered only once. Prerequi-
ing, the Internet, e-commerce, and incentives for efficient
site: Instructor consent. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
implementation of technology. Prerequisite: EBGN311.
EBGN399. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Individual re-
EBGN312 is recommended but not required. 3 hours lecture;
search or special problem projects supervised by a faculty
3 semester hours.
member. A student and instructor agree on a subject matter,
EBGN321/CHEN421. ENGINEERING ECONOMICS (II)
content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: “Independent Study”
Time value of money concepts of present worth, future worth,
form must be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Vari-
annual worth, rate of return and break-even analysis applied
able credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
to after-tax economic analysis of mineral, petroleum and
Senior Year
general investments. Related topics on proper handling of
EBGN401. HISTORY OF ECONOMIC THOUGHT (II)
(1) inflation and escalation, (2) leverage (borrowed money),
Study of the evolution of economic thinking since the 18th
(3) risk adjustment of analyses using expected value concepts,
century. Topics include Adam Smith and the Classical School,
(4) mutually exclusive alternative analyses and service pro-
Karl Marx and Socialism, Alfred Marshall and the Neoclassi-
ducing alternatives. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
cal School, John Maynard Keynes and the Keynesian School,
EBGN325. OPERATIONS RESEARCH (I) This survey
and Milton Friedman and the New Classicism. Prerequisites:
course introduces fundamental operations research techniques
EBGN311 and EBGN312. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
in the optimization areas of linear programming, network
EBGN402. FIELD SESSION (S) (WI) A capstone course
models (i.e., maximum flow, shortest part, and minimum cost
for students majoring in economics. The field session may
flow), integer programming, and nonlinear programming.
consist of either an independent research project or an intern-
Stochastic (probabilistic) topics include queuing theory and
ship. In either case, a student prepares an analytical research
simulation. Inventory models are discussed as time permits.
paper on a topic in the area of economics and business. Spe-
The emphasis in this applications course is on problem
cific research issues are arranged between the student and the
formulation and obtaining solutions using Excel Software.
supervising faculty member. Prerequisite: Consent of instruc-
Prerequisite: Junior Standing, MACS112. 3 hours lecture;
tor. 3 semester hours.
3 semester hours.
EBGN409. MATHEMATICAL ECONOMICS (II) Applica-
EBGN330. ENERGY ECONOMICS (I) Study of economic
tion of mathematical tools to economic problems. Coverage
theories of optimal resource extraction, market power, market
of mathematics needed to read published economic literature
failure, regulation, deregulation, technological change and re-
and to do graduate study in economics. Topics from differen-
source scarcity. Economic tools used to analyze OPEC, energy
tial and integral calculus, matrix algebra, differential equa-
mergers, natural gas price controls and deregulation, electric
tions, and dynamic programming. Applications are taken
utility restructuring, energy taxes, environmental impacts of
from mineral, energy, and environmental issues, requiring
energy use, government R&D programs, and other energy
both analytical and computer solutions using programs such
topics. Prerequisite: EBGN201 or EBGN311. 3 hours lecture;
as GAMS and MATHEMATICA. Prerequisites: MACS213,
3 semester hours.
EBGN411, EBGN412, MACS332 or MACS348; or permis-
EBGN342. ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT (II) (WI)
sion of the instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
Theories of development and underdevelopment. Sectoral
EBGN411. INTERMEDIATE MICROECONOMICS (I, II)
development policies and industrialization. The special prob-
(WI) A second course in microeconomics. Compared to the
lems and opportunities created by an extensive mineral en-
earlier course, this course is more rigorous mathematically
dowment, including the Dutch disease and the resource-curse
and quantitatively. It also places more emphasis on advanced
argument. The effect of value-added processing and export
topics such as game theory, risk and uncertainty, property
diversification on development. Prerequisite: EBGN311.
rights, and external costs and benefits. Prerequisite: EBGN311
3 lecture hours; 3 semester hours. Offered alternate years.
and MACS213. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
EBGN345. PRINCIPLES OF CORPORATE FINANCE (II)
EBGN412. INTERMEDIATE MACROECONOMICS (I, II)
Introduction to corporate finance, financial management, and
(WI) Intermediate macroeconomics provides a foundation
financial markets. Time value of money and discounted cash
for analyzing the long-run and short-run effects of fiscal and
flow valuation, risk and returns, interest rates, bond and stock
monetary policy on aggregate economic performance. Spe-
valuation, capital budgeting and financing decisions. Intro-
cial emphasis on interactions between the foreign sector and
duction to financial engineering and financial risk manage-
the domestic economy. Analytical models are developed from
ment, derivatives, and hedging with derivatives. Prerequisite:
Classical, Keynesian, and New Classical schools of thought.
EBGN305. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
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Prerequisites: EBGN311, EBGN312 and MACS213. 3 hours
EBGN490. ECONOMETRICS (I) (WI) Introduction to
lecture; 3 semester hours.
econometrics, including ordinary least-squares and single-
EBGN441. INTERNATIONAL ECONOMICS (II) (WI)
equation models; two-stage least-squares and multiple-
Theories and determinants of international trade, including
equation models; specification error, serial correlation,
static and dynamic comparative advantage and the gains from
heteroskedasticity, and other problems; distributive-lag
trade. The history of arguments for and against free trade.
models and other extensions, hypothesis testing and fore-
The political economy of trade policy in both developing and
casting applications. Prerequisite: EBGN411, MACS323,
developed countries. Prerequisite: EBGN411. 3 hours lecture;
MACS332 or MACS348. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
3 semester hours. Offered alternate years.
EBGN495. ECONOMIC FORECASTING (II) An introduc-
EBGN445. INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS FINANCE (II)
tion to the methods employed in business and econometric
An introduction to financial issues of critical importance to
forecasting. Topics include time series modeling, Box-Jenkins
multinational firms. Overview of international financial
models, vector autoregression, cointegration, exponential
markets, the international monetary system, and foreign-
smoothing and seasonal adjustments. Covers data collection
exchange markets. International parity conditions, exchange-
methods, graphing, model building, model interpretation, and
rate forecasting, swaps and swap markets. International
presentation of results. Topics include demand and sales fore-
investments, foreign-direct investment, corporate strategy,
casting, the use of anticipations data, leading indicators and
and the international debt crisis. Prerequisite: EBGN305,
scenario analysis, business cycle forecasting, GNP, stock
EBGN411, EBGN412. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
market prices and commodity market prices. Includes discus-
sion of links between economic forecasting and government
EBGN455. LINEAR PROGRAMMING (I) This course
policy. Prerequisites: EBGN411, EBGN412, EBGN490.
addresses the formulation of linear programming models,
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
examines linear programs in two dimensions, covers standard
form and other basics essential to understanding the Simplex
EBGN498. SPECIAL TOPICS IN ECONOMICS AND
method, the Simplex method itself, duality theory, comple -
BUSINESS (I, II) Pilot course or special topics course.
mentary slackness conditions, and sensitivity analysis. As
Topics chosen from special interests of instructor(s) and stu-
time permits, multi-objective programming, an introduction
dent(s). Usually the course is offered only once. Prerequisite:
to linear integer programming, and the interior point method
Instructor consent. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
are introduced. Applications of linear programming models
EBGN499. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Individual
discussed in this course include, but are not limited to, the
research or special problem projects supervised by a faculty
areas of manufacturing, finance, energy, mining, transporta -
member. A student and instructor agree on a subject matter,
tion and logistics, and the military. Prerequisites: MACS332
content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: “Independent Study”
or MACS348 or EBGN409 or permission of instructor.
form must be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Vari-
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
able credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
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EGGN320. MECHANICS OF MATERIALS (I, II) Funda-
Freshman Year
mentals of stresses and strains, material properties. Axial,
EGGN198. SPECIAL TOPICS IN ENGINEERING (I, II)
torsion, bending, transverse and combined loadings. Stress
Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from
at a point; stress transformations and Mohr’s circle for stress.
special interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the
Beams and beam deflections, thin-wall pressure vessels,
course is offered only once. Prerequisite: Instructor consent.
columns and buckling, fatigue principles, impact loading.
Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
Prerequisite: DCGN241 or MNGN317. 3 hours lecture;
3 semester hours.
EGGN199. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Individual
research or special problem projects supervised by a faculty
EGGN333. GEOGRAPHICAL MEASUREMENT SYSTEMS
member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a sub-
The mensuration base for work in the 21st century; engineer-
ject matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: “Indepen-
ing projects with local and geodetic control using theodolites,
dent Study” form must be completed and submitted to the
electronic distance meters and total stations. Civil engineer-
Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
ing applications of work in the “field” (i.e. implementation
on the ground), including engineering astronomy, and com-
Sophomore Year
puter generated designs. Relationships between and inter-
EGGN234. ENGINEERING FIELD SESSION, CIVIL SPE-
actions of the “flat” and the “curved” earth, including the
CIALTY (S) The theory and practice of modern surveying.
mathematics of the ellipsoids and geoid; reduction of GPS
Lectures and hands-on filed work teaches horizontal, vertical,
observations from the orbital geometry to receiver position
and angular measurements and computations using tradi-
and its subsequent reduction into a coordinate plane; concep-
tional and modern equipment. Subdivision of land and appli-
tual and mathematical knowledge of applying GPS data to
cations to civil engineering practice, GPS and astronomic
engineering projects. The principles and equations of projec-
observations. Prerequisite: None. Three weeks (6 day weeks)
tions (Mercator, Lambert, UTM, State Plane, etc.) and their
in summer field session. 3 semester hours.
relationship to the databases of (North American Datum)
EGGN235. ENGINEERING FIELD SESSION, MECHANI-
NAD ’27, NAD ’83 and (High Accuracy Reference Network)
CAL SPECIALTY (S) This course provides the student with
HARN will also be studied. Pre-requisite: EGGN233 – Sur-
hands-on experience in the use of modern engineering tools
veying Field Session. 2 hours lecture, 8-9 field work days;
as part of the design process including modeling, fabrication,
3 semester hours.
and testing of components and systems. Student use engineer-
EGGN334. ENGINEERING FIELD SESSION, ELEC-
ing, mathematics and computers to conceptualize, model,
TRICAL SPECIALTY (S) Experience in the engineering
create, test, and evaluate components and systems of their
design process involving analysis, design, and simulation. Stu-
creation. Teamwork is emphasized by having students work
dents use engineering, mathematics and computers to model,
in teams. Prerequisites: PHGN200/201, MACS260/261 and
analyze, design and evaluate system performance. Teamwork
EPIC251. Three weeks in summer field session, 3 semester
emphasized. Prerequisites: EGGN382, EGGN388, and two
hours.
of the following: EGGN384, EGGN385, and EGGN389.
EGGN250. MULTIDISCIPLINARY ENGINEERING LAB-
Three weeks in summer field session, 3 semester hours.
ORATORY I (I, II) (WI) Laboratory experiments integrating
EGGN335. ENGINEERING FIELD SESSION, ENVIRON-
instrumentation, circuits and power with computer data acqui-
MENTAL SPECIALTY (S) The environmental module is
sitions and sensors. Sensor data is used to transition between
intended to introduce students to laboratory and field analyti-
science and engineering science. Engineering Science issues
cal skills used in the analysis of an environmental engineering
like stress, strains, thermal conductivity, pressure and flow
problem. Students will receive instruction on the measure-
are investigated using fundamentals of equilibrium, con-
ment of water quality parameters (chemical, physical, and
tinuity, and conservation. Prerequisite: DCGN381 or concur-
biological) in the laboratory and field. The student will use
rent enrollment. 4.5 hours lab; 1.5 semester hour.
these skills to collect field data and analyze a given environ-
EGGN298. SPECIAL TOPICS IN ENGINEERING (I, II)
mental engineering problem. Prerequisites: EGGN353,
Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from
EPIC251, MACS323. Three weeks in summer field session,
special interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the
3 semester hours.
course is offered only once. Prerequisite: Instructor consent.
EGGN340. COOPERATIVE EDUCATION (I, II, S) Super-
Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
vised, full-time engineering-related employment for a con-
Junior Year
tinuous six-month period (or its equivalent) in which specific
EGGN315. DYNAMICS (I, II, S) Absolute and relative
educational objectives are achieved. Prerequisite: Second se-
motions. Kinetics, work-energy, impulse-momentum, vibra-
mester sophomore status and a cumulative grade-point aver-
tions. Prerequisite: DCGN241 and MACS315. 3 hours lec-
age of at least 2.00. 0 to 3 semester hours. Credit earned in
ture; 3 semester hours.
EGGN340, Cooperative Education, may be used as free elec-
tive credit hours if, in the judgment of the Co-op Advisor, the
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required term paper adequately documents the fact that the
relationships and classification. Principle of effective stress.
work experience entailed high quality application of engi-
Seepage through soils and flow nets. One-dimensional con-
neering principles and practice. Applying the credits as free
solidation theory. Soil compressibility and settlement pre-
electives requires submission by the student to the Co-op
diction. Shear strength of soils. Pore pressure parameters.
Advisor of a “Declaration of Intent to Request Approval to
Introduction to earth pressure and slope stability calculations.
Apply Co-op Credit toward Graduation Requirements” form
Prerequisite: EGGN320. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
obtained from the Career Center.
EGGN363. SOIL MECHANICS LABORATORY (I, II)
EGGN342. STRUCTURAL THEORY (I, II) Analysis of
Introduction to laboratory testing methods in soil mechanics.
determinate and indeterminate structures for both forces and
Classification, permeability, compressibility, shear strength.
deflections. Influence lines, work and energy methods, mo-
Prerequisite: EGGN361 or concurrent enrollment. 3 hours
ment distribution, matrix operations, computer methods. Pre-
lab; 1 semester hour.
requisite: EGGN320. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
EGGN371. THERMODYNAMICS I (I, II, S) Definitions,
EGGN350. MULTIDISCIPLINARY ENGINEERING LAB-
properties, temperature, phase diagrams, equations of state,
ORATORY II (I, II) (WI) Laboratory experiments integrat-
steam tables, gas tables, work, heat, first and second laws of
ing electrical circuits, fluid mechanics, stress analysis, and
thermodynamics, entropy, ideal gas, phase changes, availa-
other engineering fundamentals using computer data acquisi-
bility, reciprocating engines, air standard cycles, vapor
tion and transducers. Fluid mechanics issues like compressible
cycles. Prerequisite: MACS213/223. 3 hours lecture; 3 se-
and incompressible fluid flow (mass and volumetric), pres-
mester hours.
sure losses, pump characteristics, pipe networks, turbulent
EGGN382. ENGINEERING CIRCUIT ANALYSIS (I, II)
and laminar flow, cavitation, drag, and others are covered.
Frequency response, two port networks, network analysis,
Experimental stress analysis issues like compression and ten-
application of Laplace and Fourier transforms to circuit
sile testing, strain gage installation, Young’s Modulus, stress
analysis. Laboratory experience, simulation study, evalua-
vs. strain diagrams, and others are covered. Experimental
tion, application and extension of lecture concepts. Prerequi-
stress analysis and fluid mechanics are integrated in experi-
sites: DCGN381 and EGGN250, co-requisite EGGN388.
ments which merge fluid power of the testing machine with
1 hour lecture, 3 hours lab; 2 semester hours.
applied stress and displacement of material specimen. Pre-
requisite: EGGN250. Prerequisite or concurrent enrollment:
EGGN384. DIGITAL LOGIC (I, II) Fundamentals of digital
EGGN351, EGGN320. 4.5 hours lab; 1.5 semester hour.
logic design. Covers combinational and sequential logic cir-
cuits, programmable logic devices, hardware description lan-
EGGN351. FLUID MECHANICS (I, II, S) Properties of
guages, and computer-aided design (CAD) tools. Laboratory
liquids, manometers, one-dimensional continuity. Bernoulli’s
component introduces simulation and synthesis software and
equation, the impulse momentum principle, laminar and tur-
hands-on hardware design. Prerequisites: DCGN381 or
bulent flow in pipes, meters, pumps, and turbines. Prerequi-
equivalent. 3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab, 4 semester hours.
site: DCGN241 or MNGN317. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester
hours.
EGGN385. ELECTRONIC DEVICES AND CIRCUITS
(I, II) Semiconductor materials and characteristics, junction
EGGN/ESGN353. FUNDAMENTALS OF ENVIRONMEN-
diode operation, bipolar junction transistors, field effect tran-
TAL SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING I (I) Topics covered
sistors, biasing techniques, four layer devices, amplifier and
include: history of water related environmental law and regu-
power supply design, laboratory study of semiconductor cir-
lation, major sources and concerns of water pollution, water
cuit characteristics. Prerequisite: DCGN381 and EGGN250
quality parameters and their measurement, material and energy
or consent of department. 3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 4 se-
balances, water chemistry concepts, microbial concepts, aquatic
mester hours.
toxicology and risk assessment. Prerequisite: Junior standing
or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
EGGN388. INFORMATION SYSTEMS SCIENCE (I, II)
The interpretation, representation and analysis of time-
EGGN/ESGN354. FUNDAMENTALS OF ENVIRONMEN-
varying phenomena as signals which convey information
TAL SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING II (II) Introductory
and noise; a quantitative treatment on the properties of infor-
level fundamentals in atmospheric systems, air pollution con-
mation and noise, and the degradation of signal fidelity through
trol, solid waste management, hazardous waste management,
distortion, band limitation, interference and additive noise.
waste minimization, pollution prevention, role and responsi-
Fourier, Laplace, and Z transforms. Introductory applications
bilities of public institutions and private organizations in en-
in the analysis of dynamic data streams emanating from
vironmental management (relative to air, solid and hazardous
mechanical, structural and electronic systems, system diag-
waste. Prerequisite: Junior standing or consent of instructor.
nostics, data acquisition, control and communications. Pre-
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
requisite: DCGN381 and MACS315. Corequisite: MACS348
EGGN361. SOIL MECHANICS (I, II) An introductory
(.substitution of PHGN347 for MACS348 is permissible)
course covering the engineering properties of soil, soil phase
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
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EGGN389. FUNDAMENTALS OF ELECTRIC MACHIN-
mixtures and solutions, thermodynamics of mixing, Gibbs
ERY I (I, II) Magnetic circuit concepts and materials, trans-
function, activity coefficient, combustion processes, first and
former analysis and operation, special transformers, steady
second law applied to reacting systems, third law of thermo-
state and dynamic analysis of rotating machines, synchro-
dynamics, real combustion processes, phase and chemical equi-
nous and polyphase induction motors, fractional horsepower
librium, Gibbs rule, equilibrium of multicomponent systems,
machines, laboratory study of external characteristics of ma-
simultaneous chemical reaction of real combustion processes,
chines and transformers. Prerequisite: DCGN381, EGGN250
ionization, application to real industrial problems. Prerequisite:
or consent of department. 3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 4 se-
EGGN351, EGGN371. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
mester hours.
EGGN407. INTRODUCTION TO FEEDBACK CONTROL
EGGN390/MTGN390. MATERIALS AND MANUFAC-
SYSTEMS (I, II) System modeling through an energy flow
TURING PROCESSES (II) This course focuses on available
approach is presented, and modeling of electro-mechanical
engineering materials and the manufacturing processes used
and thermofluid systems are discussed. Feedback control
in their conversion into a product or structure as critical con-
design techniques using pole-placement, root locus, and lead-
siderations in design. Properties, characteristics, typical se-
log compensators are presented. Case studies using real-life
lection criteria, and applications are reviewed for ferrous and
problems are presented and analyzed. Prerequisite:
nonferrous metals, plastics and composites. The nature, fea-
EGGN388. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
tures, and economics of basic shaping operations are addressed
EGGN411. MACHINE DESIGN (I, II) Introduction to the
with regard to their limitations and applications and the types
principles of mechanical design. Consideration of the behavior
of processing equipment available. Related technology such
of materials under static and cyclic loading; failure consider-
as measurement and inspection procedures, numerical control
ations. Application of the basic theories of mechanics, kine-
systems and automated operations are introduced throughout
matics, and mechanics of materials to the design of basic
the course. Prerequisite: EGGN320, SYGN202. 3 hours lec-
machine elements, such as shafts, keys, and coupling; journal
ture; 3 semester hours.
bearings, antifriction bearings, wire rope, gearing; brakes and
EGGN398. SPECIAL TOPICS IN ENGINEERING (I, II)
clutches, welded connections and other fastenings. Prerequi-
Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from
site: EPIC251, EGGN315, and EGGN320. 3 hours lecture,
special interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the
3 hours lab; 4 semester hours.
course is offered only once. Prerequisite: Instructor consent.
EGGN413. COMPUTER AIDED ENGINEERING This
Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
course introduces the student to the concept of computer-
EGGN399. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Individual re-
aided engineering. The major objective is to provide the stu-
search or special problem projects supervised by a faculty
dent with the necessary background to use the computer as a
member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a sub-
tool for engineering analysis and design. The Finite Element
ject matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: “Indepen-
Analysis (FEA) method and associated computational engi-
dent Study” form must be completed and submitted to the
neering software have become significant tools in engineer-
Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
ing analysis and design. This course is directed to learning
Senior Year
the concepts of FEA and its application to civil and mechani-
EGGN400/MNGN400. INTRODUCTION TO ROBOTICS
cal engineering analysis and design. Note that critical evalua-
FOR THE MINERALS AND CONSTRUCTION INDUS-
tion of the results of a FEA using classical methods (from
TRIES (II) Focuses on construction and minerals industries
statics and mechanics of materials) and engineering judg-
applications. Overview and introduction to the science and
ment is employed throughout the course. Prerequisite:
engineering of intelligent mobile robotics and robotic manip-
EGGN320. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
ulators. Covers guidance and force sensing, perception of the
EGGN422. ADVANCED MECHANICS OF MATERIALS
environment around a mobile vehicle, reasoning about the
(II) General theories of stress and strain; stress and strain
environment to identify obstacles and guidance path features
transformations, principal stresses and strains, octahedral
and adaptively controlling and monitoring the vehicle health.
shear stresses, Hooke’s law for isotropic material, and failure
A lesser emphasis is placed on robot manipulator kinematics,
criteria. Introduction to elasticity and to energy methods. Tor-
dynamics, and force and tactile sensing. Surveys manipulator
sion of noncircular and thin-walled members. Unsymmetrical
and intelligent mobile robotics research and development.
bending and shear-center, curved beams, and beams on elastic
Introduces principles and concepts of guidance, position, and
foundations. Introduction to plate theory. Thick-walled cylin-
force sensing; vision data processing; basic path and trajectory
ders and contact stresses. Prerequisite: EGGN320. EGGN413,
planning algorithms; and force and position control. Prerequi-
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
site: PHGN200/210. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
EGGN420 (BELS420). INTRODUCTION TO BIOMEDICAL
EGGN403. THERMODYNAMICS II (I, II) Thermodynamic
ENGINEERING The application of engineering principles
relations, Maxwell’s Relations, Clapeyron equation, fugacity,
and techniques to the human body presents many unique
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challenges. The discipline of Biomedical Engineering has
EGGN444. DESIGN OF STEEL STRUCTURES (I, II)
evolved over the past 50 years to address these challenges.
To learn how to use the American Institute of Steel Con-
Biomedical Engineering is a diverse, seemingly all-encom-
struction/Load and Resistance Factor Design (AISC/LRFD)
passing field that includes such areas as biomechanics,
design specifications, to develop understanding of the under-
biomaterials, bioinstrumentation, medical imaging, rehabili-
lying theory, and to learn basic steel structural member design
tation. This course is intended to provide an introduction to,
principles to select the shape and size of a structural member.
and overview of, Biomedical Engineering. At the end of the
The design and analysis of tension members, compression
semester, students should have a working knowledge of the
members and flexural members is included, in addition to
special considerations necessary to apply various engineering
basic bolted and welded connection design. Prerequisite:
principles to the human body. Prerequisites: DCGN421
EGGN342. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
Statics, DCGN381 Circuits, EGGN320 Mechanics of
EGGN445. DESIGN OF REINFORCED CONCRETE
Materials, EGGN351 Fluids I (or instructor permission)
STRUCTURES (II) Loads on structures, design of columns,
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
continuous beams, slabs, retaining walls, composite beams,
EGGN425(BELS425). MUSCULOSKELETAL BIO-
introduction to prestressed and precast construction. Pre-
MECHANICS This course is intended to provide engineer-
requisite: EGGN342. 3 hours lecture, 3 hours design lab;
ing students with an introduction to musculoskeletal
3 semester hours.
biomechanics. At the end of the semester, students should
EGGN448 ADVANCED SOIL MECHANICS Advanced
have a working knowledge of the special considerations nec-
soil mechanics theories and concepts as applied to analysis
essary to apply engineering principles to the human body.
and design in geotechnical engineering. Topics covered will
The course will focus on the biomechanics of injury since
include seepage, consolidation, shear strength and probabilis-
understanding injury will require developing an understand-
tic methods. The course will have an emphasis on numerical
ing of normal biomechanics. Prerequisite: DCGN421 Statics,
solution techniques to goetechnical problems by finite ele-
EGGN320 Mechanics of Materials, EGGN420/BELS420
ments and finite differences. Prerequisite: EGGN361, 3 hour
Introduction to Biomedical Engineering (or instructor per-
lectures, 3 semester hours.
mission). 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
EGGN450. MULTIDISCIPLINARY ENGINEERING LABO-
EGGN430(BELS430): BIOMEDICAL INSTRUMENTA-
RATORY III Laboratory experiments integrating electrical cir-
TION The acquisition, processing, and interpretation of
cuits, fluid mechanics, stress analysis, and other engineering
biological signals present many unique challenges to the Bio-
fundamentals using computer data acquisition and transducers.
medical Engineer. This course is intended to provide students
Students will design experiments to gather data for solving en-
with an introduction to, and appreciation for, many of these
gineering problems. Examples are recommending design im-
challenges. At the end of the semester, students should have
provements to a refrigerator, diagnosing and predicting failures
a working knowledge of the special considerations necessary
in refrigerators, computer control of a hydraulic fluid power cir-
to gathering and analyzing biological signal data. Prerequi-
cuit in a fatigue test, analysis of structural failures in an off-road
site: EGGN250 MEL I, DCGN381 Introduction to Electrical
vehicle and redesign, diagnosis and prediction of failures in a
Circuits, Electronics, and Power, EGGN420/BELS420 Intro-
motor/generator system. Prerequisites: DCGN381, EGGN250,
duction to Biomedical Engineering (or permission of instruc-
EGGN352, EGGN350, EGGN351, EGGN320; concurrent
tor). 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
enrollment in EGGN407. 3 hours lab; 1 semester hour.
EGGN441. ADVANCED STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS
EGGN451. HYDRAULIC PROBLEMS (I) Review of fun-
Introduction to advanced structural analysis concepts. Non-
damentals, forces on submerged surfaces, buoyancy and
prismatic structures. Arches, Suspension and cable-stayed
flotation, gravity dams, weirs, steady flow in open channels,
bridges. Structural optimization. Computer Methods. Struc-
backwater curves, hydraulic machinery, elementary hydro-
tures with nonlinear materials. Internal force redistribution
dynamics, hydraulic structures. Prerequisite: EGGN351.
for statically indeterminate structures. Graduate credit
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
requires additional homework and projects. Prerequisite:
EGGN342. 3 hour lectures, 3 semester hours.
EGGN/ESGN453. WASTEWATER ENGINEERING (I)
The goal of this course is to familiarize students with the
EGGN442. FINITE ELEMENT METHODS FOR ENGI-
fundamental phenomena involved in wastewater treatment
NEERS (II) A course combining finite element theory
processes (theory) and the engineering approaches used in
with practical programming experience in which the multi-
designing such processes (design). This course will focus on
disciplinary nature of the finite element method as a numerical
the physical, chemical and biological processes applied to
technique for solving differential equations is emphasized.
liquid wastes of municipal origin. Treatment objectives will
Topics covered include simple ‘structural’ element, solid elas-
be discussed as the driving force for wastewater treatment.
ticity, steady state analysis, transient analysis. Students get a
Prerequisite: ESGN353 or consent of instructor. 3 hours lec-
copy of all the source code published in the course textbook.
ture; 3 semester hours.
Prerequisite: EGGN320. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
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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; 3 semes-
generation conduction in one, two, and three dimensions, and
ter hours.
combined conduction and convection. Free and forced con-
EGGN/ESGN455. SOLID AND HAZARDOUS WASTE
vection including laminar and turbulent flow, internal and
ENGINEERING (I) This course provides an introduction
external flow. Radiation of black and grey surfaces, shape
and overview of the engineering aspects of solid and haz-
factors and electrical equivalence. Prerequisite: MACS315,
ardous waste management. The focus is on control technolo-
EGGN351, EGGN371. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
gies for solid wastes from common municipal and industrial
EGGN473. FLUID MECHANICS II (I) Review of elemen-
sources and the end-of-pipe waste streams and process resid-
tary fluid mechanics and engineering. Two-dimensional in-
uals that are generated in some key industries. Prerequisite:
ternal and external flows. Steady and unsteady flows. Fluid
EGGN354. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
engineering problems. Compressible flow. Computer solu-
EGGN456. SCIENTIFIC BASIS OF ENVIRONMENTAL
tions of various practical problems for mechanical and re-
REGULATIONS (II) A critical examination of the experi-
lated engineering disciplines. Prerequisite: EGGN351 or
ments, calculations and assumptions underpinning numerical
consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
and narrative standards contained in federal and state envi-
EGGN478. ENGINEERING DYNAMICS (I) Applications
ronmental regulations. Top-down investigations of the his-
of dynamics to design, mechanisms and machine elements.
torical development of selected regulatory guidelines and
Kinematics and kinetics of planar linkages. Analytical and
permitting procedures. Student directed design of improved
graphical methods. Four-bar linkage, slider-crank, quick-
regulations. Prerequisite: EGGN353, or consent of instructor.
return mechanisms, cams, and gears. Analysis of nonplanar
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
mechanisms. Static and dynamic balancing of rotating
EGGN/ESGN457. SITE REMEDIATION ENGINEERING
machinery. Free and forced vibrations and vibration isola-
(II) This course describes the engineering principles and
tion. Prerequisite: EGGN315; concurrent enrollment in
practices associated with the characterization and remedia-
MACS315. 3 hours lecture, 3 semester hours.
tion of contaminated sites. Methods for site characterization
EGGN482. MICROCOMPUTER ARCHITECTURE AND
and risk assessment will be highlighted while the emphasis
INTERFACING (I) Microprocessor and microcontroller
will be on remedial action screening processes and technol-
architecture focusing on hardware structures and elementary
ogy principles and conceptual design. Common isolation and
machine and assembly language programming skills essential
containment and in situ and ex situ treatment technology will
for use of microprocessors in data acquisition, control, and
be covered. Computerized decision-support tools will be used
instrumentation systems. Analog and digital signal condition-
and case studies will be presented. Prerequisite: EGGN354,
ing, communication, and processing. A/D and D/A converters
or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
for microprocessors. RS232 and other communication stan-
EGGN464. FOUNDATIONS (I, II) Techniques of subsoil
dards. Laboratory study and evaluation of microcomputer
investigation, types of foundations and foundation problems,
system; design and implementation of interfacing projects.
selection of basis for design of foundation types. Open-ended
Prerequisite: EGGN384 or consent of instructor. 3 hours
problem solving and decision making. Prerequisite: EGGN361.
lecture, 3 hours lab; 4 semester hours.
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
EGGN483. ANALOG & DIGITAL COMMUNICATION
EGGN465. UNSATURATED SOIL MECHANICS The
SYSTEMS (II) Signal classification; Fourier transform;
focus of this course is on soil mechanics for unsaturated
filtering; sampling; signal representation; modulation; de-
soils. It provides an introduction to thermodynamic potentials
modulation; applications to broadcast, data transmission,
in partially saturated soils, chemical potentials of adsorbed
and instrumentation. Prerequisite: EGGN388 or consent of
water in partially saturated soils, phase properties and rela-
department. 3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 4 semester hours.
tions, stress state variables, measurements of soil water suc-
EGGN484. POWER SYSTEMS ANALYSIS (I) Power
tion, unsaturated flow laws, measurement of unsaturated
systems, three-phase circuits, per unit calculations, system
permeability, volume change theory, effective stress prin-
components, stability criteria, network faults, system instru-
ciple, and measurement of volume changes in partially satu-
mentation, system grounding, load-flow, economic operation.
rated soils. The course is designed for seniors and graduate
Prerequisite: EGGN389. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
students in various branches of engineering and geology
that are concerned with unsaturated soil’s hydrologic and
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EGGN485. INTRODUCTION TO HIGH POWER ELEC-
Environmental Science and
TRONICS (II) Power electronics are used in a broad range
Engineering
of applications from control of power flow on major trans-
Undergraduate Courses
mission lines to control of motor speeds in industrial facili-
ESGN198. SPECIAL TOPICS IN ENVIRONMENTAL SCI-
ties and electric vehicles, to computer power supplies. This
ENCE AND ENGINEERING (I, II) Pilot course or special
course introduces the basic principles of analysis and design
topics course. Topics chosen from special interests of instruc-
of circuits utilizing power electronics, including AC/DC,
tor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is offered only once.
AC/AC, DC/DC, and DC/AC conversions in their many con-
Prerequisite: Instructor consent. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit
figurations. Prerequisites: EGGN385, EGGN389. 3 hours
hours.
lecture, 3 semester hours.
ESGN199. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Individual
EGGN488. RELIABILITY OF ENGINEERING SYSTEMS
research or special problem projects supervised by a faculty
(I) This course addresses uncertainty modeling, reliability
member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a sub-
analysis, risk assessment, reliability-based design, predictive
ject matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: “Indepen-
maintenance, optimization, and cost- effective retrofit of engi-
dent Study” form must be completed and submitted to the
neering systems such as structural, sensory, electric, pipeline,
Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
hydraulic, lifeline and environmental facilities. Topics include
introduction of reliability of engineering systems, stochastic
ESGN298. SPECIAL TOPICS IN ENVIRONMENTAL
engineering system simulation, frequency analysis of extreme
SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING (I, II) Pilot course or
events, reliability and risk evaluation of engineering systems,
special topics course. Topics chosen from special interests
and optimization of engineering systems. Prerequisite:
of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is offered
MACS323. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
only once. Prerequisite: Instructor consent. Variable credit;
1 to 6 credit hours.
EGGN491. SENIOR DESIGN I (I, II) (WI) The first of a
two-semester course sequence giving the student experience
ESGN299. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Individual
in the engineering design process. Realistic, open-ended de-
research or special problem projects supervised by faculty
sign problems are addressed at the conceptual, engineering
member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a sub-
analysis, and the synthesis stages, and include economic and
ject matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: Indepen-
ethical considerations necessary to arrive at a final design.
dent Study form must be complete and submitted to the
The design projects are chosen to develop student creativity,
Registrar. Variable credit: 1-6.
use of design methodology and application of prior course
ESGN/SYGN203. NATURAL AND ENGINEERED ENVI-
work paralleled by individual study and research. Prerequi-
RONMENTAL SYSTEMS Introduction to natural and
sites: Permission of Capstone Design Course Committee.
engineered environmental systems analysis. Environmental
Pre-requisite for CE students: At least one – EGGN444,
decision making, sustainable development, pollution sources,
EGGN445, or EGGN464 2 hours lecture; 3 hours lab; 3 se-
effects and prevention, and environmental life cycle assess-
mester hours.
ment. The basic concepts of material balances, energy bal-
EGGN492. SENIOR DESIGN II (I, II) (WI) This is the sec-
ances, chemical equilibrium and kinetics and structure and
ond of a two-semester course sequence to give the student
function of biological systems will be used to analyze envi-
experience in the engineering design process. Design integrity
ronmental systems. Case studies in sustainable development,
and performance are to be demonstrated by building a proto-
industrial ecology, pollution prevention and life cycle assess-
type or model and performing pre-planned experimental
ment with be covered. The goal is this course is to develop
tests, wherever feasible. Prerequisite: EGGN491 1 hour
problem-solving skills associated with the analysis of environ-
lecture; 6 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
mental systems. Prerequisites: CHGN111 or 121; MACS111;
PHGN 100; SYGN101; or consent of instructor. 3 credits
EGGN498. SPECIAL TOPICS IN ENGINEERING (I, II)
(lectures, demonstrations)
Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from
special interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the
ESGN301/BELS301. GENERAL BIOLOGY I (I) This is
course is offered only once. Prerequisite: Instructor consent.
the first semester an introductory course in Biology. Empha-
Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
sis is placed on the methods of science; structural, molecular,
and energetic basis of cellular activities; genetic variability
EGGN499. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Individual
and evolution; diversity and life processes in plants and ani-
research or special problem projects supervised by a faculty
mals; and, principles of ecology. Prerequisite: None. 3 hours
member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a sub-
lecture; 3 semester hours.
ject matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: “Indepen-
dent Study” form must be completed and submitted to the
ESGN303/BELS303. GENERAL BIOLOGY II (II) This is
Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
the continuation of General Biology I. Emphasis is placed on
an examination of organisms as the products of evolution.
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The diversity of life forms will be explored. Special attention
ESGN402/BELS402. CELL BIOLOGY AND PHYSIOLOGY
will be given to the vertebrate body (organs, tissues and sys-
(II) An introduction to the morphological, biochemical and
tems) and how it functions. Prerequisite: General Biology I,
biophysical properties of cells and their significance in the
or equivalent. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
life processes. Prerequisite: General Biology I, or equivalent.
ESGN321/BELS321. INTRODUCTION TO GENETICS (II)
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
A study of the mechanisms by which biological information
ESGN403/CHGN403. INTRODUCTION TO ENVIRON-
is encoded, stored, and transmitted, including Mendelian
MENTAL CHEMISTRY (II) Processes by which natural and
genetics, molecular genetics, chromosome structure and re-
anthropogenic chemicals interact, react and are transformed
arrangement, cytogenetics, and population genetics. Pre-
and redistributed in various environmental compartments.
requisite: General Biology I or equivalent. 3 hours lecture +
Air, soil and aqueous (fresh and saline surface and ground-
3 hours laboratory; 4 semester hours.
waters) environments are covered, along with specialized envi-
ESGN/EGGN353. FUNDAMENTALS OF ENVIRONMEN-
ronments such as waste treatment facilities and the upper
TAL SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING I (I, II) Topics cov-
atmosphere. Prerequisites: SYGN101, DCGN209, and
ered include history of water related environmental law and
CHGN222. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
regulation, major sources and concerns of water pollution,
ESGN440. ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTION: SOURCES,
water quality parameters and their measurement, material
CHARACTERISTICS, TRANSPORT AND FATE (I) This
and energy balances, water chemistry concepts, microbial
course describes the environmental behavior of inorganic and
concepts, aquatic toxicology and risk assessment. Prerequi-
organic chemicals in multimedia environments, including
site: Junior standing or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture;
water, air, sediment and biota. Sources and characteristics of
3 semester hours.
contaminants in the environment are discussed as broad cate-
ESGN/EGGN354. FUNDAMENTALS OF ENVIRONMEN-
gories, with some specific examples from various industries.
TAL SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING II (II) Introductory
Attention is focused on the persistence, reactivity, and parti-
level fundamentals in atmospheric systems, air pollution con-
tioning behavior of contaminants in environmental media.
trol, solid waste management, hazardous waste management,
Both steady and unsteady state multimedia environmental
waste minimization, pollution prevention, role and responsi-
models are developed and applied to contaminated sites. The
bilities of public institutions and private organizations in en-
principles of contaminant transport in surface water, ground-
vironmental management (relative to air, solid and hazardous
water and air are also introduced. The course provides stu-
waste. Prerequisite: Junior standing or consent of instructor.
dents with the conceptual basis and mathematical tools for
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
predicting the behavior of contaminants in the environment.
Prerequisite: EGGN353 or consent of instructor. 3 hours lec-
ESGN398. SPECIAL TOPICS IN ENVIRONMENTAL
ture; 3 semester hours.
SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING (I, II) Pilot course or spe-
cial topics course. Topics chosen from special interests of in-
ESGN/EGGN453. WASTEWATER ENGINEERING (I)
structor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is offered only
The goal of this course is to familiarize students with the
once. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Variable credit: 1-6
fundamental phenomena involved in wastewater treatment
semester hours.
processes (theory) and the engineering approaches used in
designing such processes (design). This course will focus on
ESGN399. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Individual
the physical, chemical and biological processes applied to
research or special problem projects supervised by a faculty
liquid wastes of municipal origin. Treatment objectives will
member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a sub-
be discussed as the driving force for wastewater treatment.
ject matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: “Indepen-
Prerequisite: ESGN353 or consent of instructor. 3 hours lec-
dent Study” form must be completed and submitted to the
ture; 3 semester hours.
Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
ESGN/EGGN454. WATER SUPPLY ENGINEERING (II)
ESGN401. FUNDAMENTALS OF ECOLOGY (II) Bio-
Water supply availability and quality. Theory and design of
logical and ecological principles discussed and industrial
conventional potable water treatment and processes. Design
examples of their use given. Analysis of ecosystem processes,
of distribution systems. Also includes regulatory analysis
such as erosion, succession, and how these processes relate
under the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA). Prerequisite
to engineering activities, including engineering design and
EGGN353 or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semes-
plant operation. Criteria and performance standards analyzed
ter hours.
for facility siting, pollution control, and mitigation of impacts.
North American ecosystems analyzed. Concepts of forestry,
ESGN/EGGN455. SOLID AND HAZARDOUS WASTE
range, and wildlife management integrated as they apply to all
ENGINEERING (I) This course provides an introduction
the above. Three to four weekend field trips will be arranged
and overview of the engineering aspects of solid and haz-
during the semester. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
ardous waste management. The focus is on control technolo-
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gies for solid wastes from common municipal and industrial
ESGN463/MTGN462. INDUSTRIAL WASTE: RECYCLING
sources and the end-of-pipe waste streams and process resid-
& MARKETING (II) This offering will illustrate process
uals that are generated in some key industries. Prerequisite:
technologies converting industrial waste to marketable by-
EGGN354. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
products, with particular emphasis on locating and evaluation
ESGN/EGGN456. SCIENTIFIC BASIS OF ENVIRON-
suitable consumers. Components of a waste are matched with
MENTAL REGULATIONS (I) A critical examination of
operations using similar components as raw materials. This
the experiments, calculations and assumptions underpinning
course focuses on identifying customer needs for by-product
numerical and narrative standards contained in federal and
materials generated by recycling processes, particularly prod-
state environmental regulations. Top-down investigations of
uct physical and chemical specifications. Understanding user
the historical development of selected regulatory guidelines
process technologies facilitates negotiation of mutually satis-
and permitting procedures. Student directed design of im-
factory, environmentally sound sales contracts. Prerequisites:
proved regulations. Prerequisite EGGN353. 3 hours lecture;
EGGN/ESGN353, and EGGN/ESGN354 or consent of in-
3 semester hours.
structor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
ESGN/EGGN457 SITE REMEDIATION ENGINEERING
ESGN490. ENVIRONMENTAL LAW (I) Specially de-
(II) This course describes the engineering principles and
signed for the needs of the environmental quality engineer,
practices associated with the characterization and remedia-
scientist, planner, manager, government regulator, consultant,
tion of contaminated sites. Methods for site characterization
or advocate. Highlights include how our legal system works,
and risk assessment will be highlighted while the emphasis
environmental law fundamentals, all major US EPA/state en-
will be on remedial action screening processes and technol-
forcement programs, the National Environmental Policy Act,
ogy principles and conceptual design. Common isolation and
air and water pollutant laws, risk assessment and manage-
containment and in-situ and ex-situ treatment technology will
ment, and toxic and hazardous substance laws (RCRA,
be covered. Computerized decision-support tools will be used
CERCLA, TSCA, LUST, etc). Prerequisites: ESGN353 or
and case studies will be presented. Prerequisites: EGGN353,
ESGN354, or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semes-
EGGN354 or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semes-
ter hours.
ter hours.
ESGN498. SPECIAL TOPICS IN ENVIRONMENTAL
ESGN462. SOLID WASTE MINIMIZATION & RECY-
SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING (I, II) Pilot course or
CLING (I) This course will examine, using case studies,
special topics course. Topics chosen from special interests
how industry applies engineering principles to minimize
of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is offered
waste formation and to meet solid waste recycling challenges.
only once. Prerequisite: Instructor consent. Variable credit;
Both proven and emerging solutions to solid waste environ-
1 to 6 credit hours.
mental problems, especially those associated with metals,
ESGN499. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Individual re-
will be discussed. Prerequisites: EGGN/ESGN353, EGGN/
search or special problem projects supervised by a faculty
ESGN354, and ESGN302/CHGN403 or consent of instruc-
member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a sub-
tor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
ject matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: “Indepen-
dent Study” form must be completed and submitted to the
Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
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Geology and Geological Engineering
properties of minerals related to structure and composition.
Freshman Year
Occurrence and associations of minerals. Identification of
GEOL102. INTRODUCTION TO GEOLOGICAL ENGI-
common minerals. Prerequisite: SYGN101, CHGN124.
NEERING (II) Presentations by faculty members and out-
2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
side professionals of case studies to provide a comprehensive
GEOL221. OPTICAL MINERALOGY (I) Petrographic
overview of the fields of Geology and Geological Engineer-
analysis of behavior of light in crystalline substances.
ing and the preparation necessary to pursue careers in those
Identification of non-opaque rock-forming minerals using
fields. A short paper on an academic professional path will be
oil immersion media and thin-section techniques; complete
required. Prerequisite: SYGN101 or concurrent enrollment.
treatment of crystal optics and petrogenetic significance
1 hour lecture; 1 semester hour.
of genetic groupings of minerals. Prerequisite: GEOL212.
GEGN/GEOL198. SEMINAR IN GEOLOGY OR GEO-
2 hours lecture, 4 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
LOGICAL ENGINEERING (I, II) Special topics classes
GEGN/GEOL298. SEMINAR IN GEOLOGY OR GEO-
taught on a one-time basis. May include lecture, laboratory
LOGICAL ENGINEERING (I, II) Special topics classes
and field trip activities. Prerequisite: Approval of instructor
taught on a one-time basis. May include lecture, laboratory
and department head. Variable credit; 1 to 6 semester hours.
and field trip activities. Prerequisite: Approval of instructor
GEGN199. INDEPENDENT STUDY IN ENGINEERING
and department head. Variable credit; 1 to 6 semester hours.
GEOLOGY OR ENGINEERING HYDROGEOLOGY (I, II)
GEGN299. INDEPENDENT STUDY IN ENGINEERING
Individual special studies, laboratory and/or field problems
GEOLOGY OR ENGINEERING HYDROGEOLOGY (I, II)
in geological engineering or engineering hydrogeology. Pre-
Individual special studies, laboratory and/or field problems
requisite: “Independent Study” form must be completed and
in geological engineering or engineering hydrogeology. Pre-
submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
requisite: “Independent Study” form must be completed and
GEOL199. INDEPENDENT STUDY IN GEOLOGY (I, II)
submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6 semester
Individual special studies, laboratory and/or field problems
hours.
in geology. Prerequisite: “Independent Study” form must be
GEOL299. INDEPENDENT STUDY IN GEOLOGY (I, II)
completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit;
Individual special studies, laboratory and/or field problems
1 to 6 credit hours.
in geology. Prerequisite: “Independent Study” form must be
Sophomore Year
completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit;
GEOL201. HISTORICAL GEOLOGY AND PALEON-
1 to 6 semester hours.
TOLOGY (II) Introduction to principles of historical geology
Junior Year
used in understanding evolution of the Earth’s lithosphere,
GEGN306. PETROLOGY (II) Shares lectures and topics
hydrosphere, atmosphere, and biosphere through geologic
with GEGN307. Laboratory is presented without use of opti-
time. Consideration of the historical aspects of plate tectonics,
cal microscope. Prerequisite: GEOL212, DCGN209. 3 hours
the geologic development of North America, and important
lecture, 3 hours lab; 4 semester hours.
events in biological evolution and the resulting fossil assem-
GEGN307. PETROLOGY (II) An introduction to igneous,
blages through time. Study of fossil morphology, classification
sedimentary and metamorphic processes, stressing the appli-
and taxonomy, and applications in paleobiology, paleoecology,
cation of chemical and physical mechanisms to study the
and biostratigraphy. Prerequisite: SYGN101. 3 hours lecture,
origin, occurrence, and association of rock types. Emphasis
3 hours lab, 4 semester hours.
on the megascopic and microscopic classification, descrip-
GEGN206. EARTH MATERIALS (II) Introduction to Earth
tion, and interpretation of rocks. Analysis of the fabric and
Materials, emphasizing the structure, formation, and behavior
physical properties. Prerequisite: GEOL212, GEOL221,
of minerals and rocks. Laboratories emphasize the recogni-
DCGN209. 3 hours lecture, 6 hours lab; 5 semester hours.
tion, description, and engineering evaluation of earth materi-
GEOL308. INTRODUCTORY APPLIED STRUCTURAL
als. Prerequisite: SYGN101. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab;
GEOLOGY (II) Nature and origin of structural features of
3 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 eco-
in context of stress/strain and plate tectonic theories, using
nomic applications. Processes of rock formation. Laboratories
examples of North American deformed belts. Lab and field
stress the recognition and classification of minerals and rocks
projects in structural geometry, map air photo and cross sec-
and measurement of their physical properties. Prerequisite:
tion interpretation, and structural analysis. Course required
SYGN101. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
of all PEGN and MNGN students. Prerequisite: SYGN101.
2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
GEOL212. MINERALOGY (II) Introduction to crystal-
lography; crystal systems, classes. Chemical and physical
GEOL309. STRUCTURAL GEOLOGY AND TECTONICS
(I) Recognition, habitat, and origin of deformational struc-
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tures related to stresses and strains (rock mechanics and
semester sophomore status and a cumulative grade-point
microstructures) and modern tectonics. Structural development
average of at least 2.00. 1 to 3 semester hours. Cooperative
of the Appalachian and Cordilleran systems. Comprehensive
Education credit does not count toward graduation except
laboratory projects use descriptive geometry, stereographic
under special conditions.
projection, structural contours, map and air photo interpre-
GEGN342. ENGINEERING GEOMORPHOLOGY (I)
tation, structural cross section and structural pattern analysis.
Study of interrelationships between internal and external
Required of Geological and Geophysical Engineers. Pre-
earth processes, geologic materials, time, and resulting land-
requisite: SYGN101, GEOL201 and GEOL212 or GEOL210
forms on the Earth’s surface. Influences of geomorphic
or GPGN210. 3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 4 semester hours.
processes on design of natural resource exploration programs
GEOL314. STRATIGRAPHY (II) Lectures and laboratory
and siting and design of geotechnical and geohydrologic
and field exercises in concepts of stratigraphy and biostratig-
projects. Laboratory analysis of geomorphic and geologic
raphy, facies associations in various depositional environments,
features utilizing maps, photo interpretation and field obser-
sedimentary rock sequences and geometries in sedimentary
vations. Prerequisite: SYGN101. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab;
basins, and geohistory analysis of sedimentary basins. Pre-
3 semester hours.
requisite: SYGN101, GEOL201. 3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab;
GEGN/GEOL398. SEMINAR IN GEOLOGY OR GEO-
4 semester hours.
LOGICAL ENGINEERING (I, II) Special topics classes
GEOL315. SEDIMENTOLOGY AND STRATIGRAPHY (I)
taught on a one-time basis. May include lecture, laboratory
Lecture, laboratory and field exercises on the genesis and
and field trip activities. Prerequisite: Approval of instructor
classification of sediments, sedimentary rocks, siliciclastic
and department head. Variable credit; 1 to 6 semester hours.
and chemical depositional systems, lithostratigraphy, and
GEGN399. INDEPENDENT STUDY IN ENGINEERING
biostratigraphy methods of correlation, and basin modeling.
GEOLOGY OR ENGINEERING HYDROGEOLOGY (I, II)
Applications of sedimentology and stratigraphy in petroleum
Individual special studies, laboratory and/or field problems
exploration and production stressed throughout the course.
in geological engineering or engineering hydrogeology. Pre-
Prerequisite: SYGN101. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 3 se-
requisite: “Independent Study” form must be completed and
mester hours.
submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
GEGN316. FIELD GEOLOGY (S) Six weeks of field work,
GEOL399. INDEPENDENT STUDY IN GEOLOGY (I, II)
stressing geology of the Southern Rocky Mountain Province.
Individual special studies, laboratory and/or field problems
Measurement of stratigraphic sections. Mapping of igneous,
in geology. Prerequisite: “Independent Study” form must be
metamorphic, and sedimentary terrain using air photos, topo-
completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit;
graphic maps, plane table, and other methods. Diversified
1 to 6 semester hours.
individual problems in petroleum geology, mining geology,
engineering geology, structural geology, and stratigraphy.
Senior Year
Formal reports submitted on several problems. Frequent
GEGN401. MINERAL DEPOSITS (I) Introductory presen-
evening lectures and discussion sessions. Field trips empha-
tation of magmatic, hydrothermal, and sedimentary metallic
size regional geology as well as mining, petroleum, and
ore deposits. Chemical, petrologic, structural, and sedimento-
engineering projects. Prerequisite: GEOL201, GEOL314,
logical processes that contribute to ore formation. Description
GEGN306 or GEGN307, GEOL309, and GEGN317.
of classic deposits representing individual deposit types. Re-
6 semester hours (Field Term).
view of exploration sequences. Laboratory consists of hand
specimen study of host rock-ore mineral suites and mineral
GEGN317. GEOLOGIC FIELD METHODS (II) Methods
deposit evaluation problems. Prerequisite: GEGN316 and
and techniques of geologic field observations and interpreta-
DCGN209. 3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 4 semester hours.
tions. Lectures in field techniques and local geology. Lab-
oratory and field project in diverse sedimentary, igneous,
GEGN403. MINERAL EXPLORATION DESIGN (II) Ex-
metamorphic, structural, and surficial terrains using aerial
ploration project design: commodity selection, target selec-
photographs, topographic maps and compass and pace meth-
tion, genetic models, alternative exploration approaches and
ods. Geologic cross sections maps, and reports. Weekend
associated costs, exploration models, property acquisition,
exercises required. Prerequisite to GEGN316. Prerequisite:
and preliminary economic evaluation. Lectures and labora-
GEOL201, GEOL309 or GEOL308. Completion or concur-
tory exercises to simulate the entire exploration sequence
rent enrollment in GEGN210 or GEGN306 or GEGN307 and
from inception and planning through implementation to dis-
GEOL314. 1 hour lecture, 8 hours field; 2 semester 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 mi-
croscopy, micro-hardness, and reflectivity techniques. Petro-
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graphic analysis of ore textures and their significance. Guided
GEGN467. GROUNDWATER ENGINEERING (I) Theory
research on the ore mineralogy and ore textures of classic ore
of groundwater occurrence and flow. Relation of ground-
deposits. Prerequisites: GEGN 306, GEGN401, or consent of
water to surface water; potential distribution and flow; theory
instructor. 6 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
of aquifer tests; water chemistry, water quality, and contami-
GEGN405. MINERAL DEPOSITS (I) Physical and chemi-
nant transport. Laboratory sessions on water budgets, water
cal characteristics and geologic and geographic setting of
chemistry, properties of porous media, solutions to hydraulic
magmatic, hydrothermal, and sedimentary metallic mineral
flow problems, analytical and digital models, and hydrogeo-
deposits from the aspects of genesis, exploration, and min-
logic interpretation. Prerequisite: mathematics through calcu-
ing. For non-majors. Prerequisite: GEOL210, GEOL308 or
lus and MACS315, GEOL309, GEOL314 or GEOL315, and
concurrent enrollment. 2 hours lecture; 2 semester hours.
EGGN351, or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture, 3 hours
lab; 4 semester hours.
GEGN438. PETROLEUM GEOLOGY (I) Source rocks,
reservoir rocks, types of traps, temperature and pressure
GEGN468. ENGINEERING GEOLOGY AND GEOTECH-
conditions of the reservoir, theories of origin and accumula-
NICS (I) Application of geology to evaluation of construc-
tion of petroleum, geology of major petroleum fields and
tion, mining, and environmental projects such as dams,
provinces of the world, and methods of exploration for petro-
waterways, tunnels, highways, bridges, buildings, mine de-
leum. Term report required. Laboratory consists of study of
sign, and land-based waste disposal facilities. Design projects
well log analysis, stratigraphic correlation, production map-
including field, laboratory, and computer analyses are an im-
ping, hydrodynamics and exploration exercises. Prerequisite:
portant part of the course. Prerequisite: MNGN321 and con-
GEOL309 and GEOL314; GEGN316 or GPGN486 or
current enrollment in EGGN461/EGGN463 or consent of
PEGN316. 3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 4 semester hours.
instructor. 3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab, 4 semester hours.
GEGN/GPGN/PEGN439. MULTI-DISCIPLINARY PETRO-
GEGN469. ENGINEERING GEOLOGY DESIGN (II)
LEUM DESIGN (II) This is a multi-disciplinary design
This is a capstone design course that emphasizes realistic
course that integrates fundamentals and design concepts in
engineering geologic/geotechnics projects. Lecture time is
geological, geophysical, and petroleum engineering. Students
used to introduce projects and discussions of methods and
work in integrated teams from each of the disciplines. Open-
procedures for project work. Several major projects will be
ended design problems are assigned including the develop-
assigned and one to two field trips will be required. Students
ment of a prospect in an exploration play and a detailed
work as individual investigators and in teams. Final written
engineering field study. Detailed reports are required for the
design reports and oral presentations are required. Prerequi-
prospect evaluation and engineering field study. Prerequisite:
site: GEGN468 or equivalent. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab;
GE Majors: GEOL308 or GEOL309, GEGN438, GEGN316;
3 semester hours.
PE majors: PEGN316, PEGN414, PEGN422, PEGN423,
GEGN470. GROUND-WATER ENGINEERING DESIGN
PEGN424 (or concurrent) GEOL308; GP Majors: GPGN302
(II) Application of the principles of hydrogeology and
and GPGN303. 2 hours lecture; 3 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
ground-water engineering to water supply, geotechnical,
GEGN442. ADVANCED ENGINEERING GEOMOR-
or 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 de-
TIGATION (II) Methods of field investigation, testing, and
sign projects and case studies. Prerequisite: GEGN342 and
monitoring for geotechnical and hazardous waste sites, in-
GEGN468, or graduate standing; GEGN475/575 recom-
cluding: drilling and sampling methods, sample logging, field
mended. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
testing methods, instrumentation, trench logging, foundation
GEGN466. GROUNDWATER ENGINEERING (I) Theory
inspection, engineering stratigraphic column and engineering
of groundwater occurrence and flow. Relation of ground-
soils map construction. Projects will include technical writ-
water to surface; potential distribution and flow; theory of
ing for investigations (reports, memos, proposals, workplans).
aquifer tests; water chemistry, water quality, and contaminant
Class will culminate in practice conducting simulated investi-
transport. Laboratory sessions on water budgets, water chem-
gations (using a computer simulator). 3 hours lecture; 3 se-
istry, properties of porous media, solutions to hydraulic flow
mester hours.
problems, analytical and digital models, and hydrogeologic
GEGN475. APPLICATIONS OF GEOGRAPHIC INFOR-
interpretation. Prerequisite: mathematics through calculus
MATION SYSTEMS (I) An introduction to Geographic
and MACS315, GEOL309, GEOL315, and EGGN351, or
Information Systems (GIS) and their applications to all areas
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
(II) An introduction to the Earth’s atmosphere and its role in
projects, as well as video presentations. Prerequisite:
weather patterns and long term climate. Provides basic
SYGN101. 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 mod-
PROJECT DATA MANAGEMENT (I, II) Conceptual
ern climatic zones. Long- and short-term climate change in-
overview and hands-on experience with a commercial desk-
cluding paleoclimatology, the causes of glacial periods and
top mapping system. Display, analysis, and presentation
global warming, and the depletion of the ozone layer. Causes
mapping functions; familiarity with the software compo-
and effects of volcanic eruptions on climate, El Nino, acid
nents, including graphical user interface (GUI); methods for
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 in
patterns common in Colorado. Prerequisite: Completion of
an integrated environment; basic raster concepts; introduction
CSM freshman technical core, or equivalent. 3 hours lecture;
to GIS models, such as hill shading and cost/distance analy-
3 semester hours. Offered alternate years; Spring 2003.
sis. Prerequisite: No previous knowledge of desktop mapping
GEOC408. INTRODUCTION TO OCEANOGRAPHY (II)
or GIS technology assumed. Some computer experience in
An introduction to the scientific study of the oceans, includ-
operating within a Windows environment recommended.
ing chemistry, physics, geology, biology, geophysics, and
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 di-
rect computer experience concerning the fundamentals and
applications of analytical and finite-difference solutions to
ground water flow problems as well as an introduction to in-
verse modeling. Design of computer models to solve ground
water problems. Prerequisites: Familiarity with computers,
mathematics through differential and integral calculus, and
GEGN467. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
GEGN/GEOL498. SEMINAR IN GEOLOGY OR GEO-
LOGICAL ENGINEERING (I, II) Special topics classes
taught on a one-time basis. May include lecture, laboratory
and field trip activities. Prerequisite: Approval of instructor
and department head. Variable credit; 1 to 6 semester hours.
GEGN499. INDEPENDENT STUDY IN ENGINEERING
GEOLOGY OR ENGINEERING HYDROGEOLOGY (I, II)
Individual special studies, laboratory and/or field problems
in geological engineering or engineering hydrogeology. Pre-
requisite: “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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Geophysics
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 a
New topics in geophysics. Each member of the academic
new course number and title. Prerequisite: Consent of depart-
faculty is invited to submit a prospectus of the course to the
ment. 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 depart-
department and “Independent Study” form must be com-
ment. Credit – variable, 1 to 6 hours.
pleted and submitted to the Registrar. Credit dependent upon
GPGN199. GEOPHYSICAL INVESTIGATION (I, II) Indi-
nature and extent of project, not to exceed 6 semester hours.
vidual project; instrument design, data interpretation, problem
Junior Year
analysis, or field survey. Prerequisites: Consent of department
GPGN302. SEISMIC METHODS I: INTRODUCTION TO
and “Independent Study” form must be completed and sub-
SEISMIC METHODS (II) (WI) This is an introductory
mitted to the Registrar. Credit dependent upon nature and ex-
study of seismic methods for imaging the Earth’s subsurface,
tent of project, not to exceed 6 semester hours.
with emphasis on reflection seismic exploration. Starting
GPGN210. MATERIALS OF THE EARTH (II) (WI) Intro-
with the history and development of seismic exploration, the
duction to the physical and chemical properties and processes
course proceeds through an overview of methods for acquisi-
in naturally occurring materials. Combination of elements to
tion of seismic data in land, marine, and transitional environ-
become gases, liquids and solids (minerals), and aggregation
ments. Underlying theoretical concepts, including working
of fluids and minerals to become rocks and soils. Basic
initially with traveltime equations for simple subsurface
material properties that describe the occurrence of matter
geometries, are used to introduce general issues in seismic
such as crystal structure, density, and porosity. Properties
data processing, as well as the nature of seismic data inter-
relating to simple processes of storage and transport through
pretation. The course introduces basic concepts, mathematics,
the diffusion equation (such as Fick’s, Ohm’s, Hooke’s,
and physics of seismic wave propagation (including deriva-
Fourier’s, and Darcy’s Laws) as exhibited in electric, mag-
tion of the one-dimensional acoustic wave equation and its
netic, elastic, mechanical, thermal, and fluid flow properties.
solution in multi-layered media), emphasizing similarities
Coupled processes (osmosis, electromagnetic, nuclear mag-
with the equations and physics that underlie all geophysical
netic relaxation). The necessity to statistically describe prop-
methods. Using analysis of seismometry as a first example
erties of rocks and soils. Multiphase mixing theories, methods
of linear time-invariant systems, the course brings Fourier
of modeling and predicting properties. Inferring past processes
theory and filter theory to life through demonstrations of
acting on rocks from records left in material properties. Envi-
their immense power in large-scale processing of seismic
ronmental influences from temperature, pressure, time and
data to improve signal-to-noise ratio and ultimately the accu-
chemistry. Consequences of nonlinearity, anisotropy, hetero-
racy of seismic images of the Earth’s subsurface. Prerequi-
geneity and scale. Prerequisites: PHGN200 and MACS112,
sites: PHGN200, MACS213, MACS315, and GPGN210,
or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 4 se-
GPGN249, or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture, 3 hours
mester 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 geophysi-
anomalies introduced by geologic distributions. Methods
cal applications. The course reviews mathematical topics
and limitations of interpretations. Prerequisites: PHGN200,
such as vector algebra and calculus; line, surface, and volume
MACS213, MACS315, and GPGN210, GPGN249, or consent
integrals; complex variables; series; sequences; Fourier series
of instructor. 3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 4 semester hours.
and integrals, and gives examples of how these concepts are
GPGN306. LINEAR SYSTEMS (I) Beginning with simple
used for acoustic and electromagnetic wave propagation,
linear systems of coupled elements (springs and masses or
magnetic and electrical fields, and spectral analysis. Pre-
electrical circuits, for instance) we study linearity, superposi-
requisites: MACS213, PHGN200, and concurrent enrollment
tion, damping, resonance and normal modes. As the number
in MACS315. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
of elements increases we end up with the wave equation,
GPGN298. SPECIAL TOPICS IN GEOPHYSICS (I, II)
which leads, via separation of variables, to the first signs of
New topics in geophysics. Each member of the academic
Fourier series. One of the unifying mathematical themes in
faculty is invited to submit a prospectus of the course to the
this course is orthogonal decomposition, which we first en-
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counter in the comfort of finite dimensional vector spaces
address so that they may understand how each affects the
associated with springs and masses. But the idea extends
design and outcome of geophysical investigations. Students
naturally to infinite dimensional spaces where it appears as
learn to use and understand the range of applicability of a
a Fourier series. The course culminates in an exposition of
variety of surveying methods, learn the tools and techniques
Fourier series, integrals and transforms, both discrete and
used in geological field mapping and interpretation, and ex-
continuous. Throughout, these ideas are motivated by and
plore the logistical and permitting issues directly related to
applied to current geophysical problems such as normal
geophysical field investigations. Prerequisite: Concurrent
mode seismology, acoustic wave propagation and spectral
enrollment in GEOL309, or consent of instructor 6 hours lab,
analysis of time series. In addition to the lectures, there will
2 semester hours
be classroom and laboratory demonstrations, and all students
GPGN320. ELEMENTS OF CONTINUUM MECHANICS
will complete a variety of computer exercises, using packages
AND WAVE PROPAGATION (I) Introduction to continuum
such as Mathematica and Matlab. Prerequisites: PHGN200,
mechanics and elastic wave propagation with an emphasis on
MACS213, and MACS315, or consent of instructor. 3 hours
principles and results important in seismology and earth sci-
lecture; 3 semester hours.
ences in general. Topics include a brief overview of elemen-
GPGN308. INTRODUCTION TO ELECTRICAL AND
tary mechanics, stress and strain, Hooke’s law, notions of
ELECTROMAGNETIC METHODS (II) This is an intro-
geostatic pressure and isostacy, fluid flow and Navier-stokes
ductory course on electrical and electromagnetic methods for
equation. Basic discussion of the wave equation for elastic
subsurface exploration. The course begins with a review of
media, plane wave and their reflection/transmission at inter-
the factors influencing the electrical properties of rocks.
faces. Prerequisites: MACS213, PHGN200. 3 hours lecture;
Methods to be discussed are electrical methods with various
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. the
Introduction to the theory of gravitational, magnetic, and
magnetotelluric method) and man-made (e.g. the time domain
electrical fields encountered in geophysics. Emphasis on the
method) sources for electromagnetic fields. Other techniques
mathematical and physical foundations of the various phe-
reviewed are self-potential, induced polarization and ground
nomena and the similarities and differences in the various
penetrating radar. The discussion of each method includes a
field properties. Physical laws governing the behavior of the
treatise of the principles, instrumentation, procedures of data
gravitational, electric, and magnetic fields. Systems of equa-
acquisition, analyses, and interpretation. These various meth-
tions of these fields. Boundary value problems. Uniqueness
ods are employed in geotechnical and environmental engi-
theorem. Influence of a medium on field behavior. Prerequi-
neering and resources exploration (base and precious metals,
sites: PHGN200, MACS213, and MACS315, and concurrent
industrial minerals, geothermal and hydrocarbons). The lab-
enrollment in GPGN249 or consent of instructor. 3 hours lec-
oratory will focus on demonstrating various methods in the
ture; 3 semester hours.
field, and working through case histories. Prerequisites:
PHGN200, MACS213, MACS315, GPGN210, GPGN249,
GPGN322. THEORY OF FIELDS II: TIME-VARYING
and GPGN321, or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture,
FIELDS (II) Constant electric field. Coulomb’s law. System
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
(I) The fundamentals of geophysical exploration are taught
field in a conducting medium. Electromotive force. Resis-
through the use of a series of computer simulations and field
tance. System of equations of the stationary electric field.
exercises. Students explore the physics underlying each geo-
The magnetic field, caused by constant currents. Biot-Savart
physical method, design geophysical surveys, prepare and
law. The electromagnetic induction. Faraday’s law. Prerequi-
submit formal bids to clients contracting the work, and collect,
site: GPGN321, or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture;
process, and interpret the resulting data. Emphasis is placed
3 semester hours.
on understanding the processes used in designing and inter-
preting the results of geophysical exploration surveys. Prior
GPGN340. COOPERATIVE EDUCATION (I, II, S) Super-
exposure to computer applications such as web browsers,
vised, full-time, engineering-related employment for a con-
spreadsheets, and word processors is helpful. Prerequisites:
tinuous six-month period (or its equivalent) in which specific
MACS213, PHGN200, and SYGN101. 3 hours lecture,
educational objectives are achieved. Prerequisite: Second
3 hours lab; 4 semester hours.
semester sophomore status and a cumulative grade-point
average of 2.00. 0 to 3 semester hours. Cooperative Educa-
GPGN315. SUPPORTING GEOPHYSICAL FIELD INVES-
tion credit does not count toward graduation except under
TIGATIONS (I) Prior to conducting a geophysical investiga-
special conditions.
tion, geophysicists often need input from related specialists
such as geologists, surveyors, and land-men. Students are
GPGN398. SPECIAL TOPICS IN GEOPHYSICS (I, II)
introduced to the issues that each of these specialists must
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
studies, minerals exploration, oil and gas exploration, and
department head for evaluation as a special topics course. If
groundwater. Laboratory work with scale and mathematical
selected, the course can be taught only once under the 398
models coupled with field work over areas of known geol-
title before becoming a part of the regular curriculum under
ogy. Prerequisite: GPGN308, or consent of instructor.
a new course number and title. Prerequisite: Consent of
3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 4 semester hours.
department. Credit-variable, 1 to 6 hours.
GPGN432. FORMATION EVALUATION (II) The basics
GPGN399. GEOPHYSICAL INVESTIGATION (I, II) Indi-
of core analyses and the principles of all common borehole
vidual project; instrument design, data interpretation, problem
instruments are reviewed. The course teaches interpretation
analysis, or field survey. Prerequisites: Consent of department
methods that combine the measurements of various borehole
and “Independent Study” form must be completed and sub-
instruments to determine rock properties such as porosity,
mitted to the Registrar. Credit dependent upon nature and ex-
permeability, hydrocarbon saturation, water salinity, ore
tent of project, not to exceed 6 semester hours.
grade and ash content. The impact of these parameters on
Senior Year
reserve estimates of hydrocarbon reservoirs and mineral ac-
GPGN404. DIGITAL SIGNAL ANALYSIS (I) The funda-
cumulations is demonstrated. Geophysical topics such as ver-
mentals of one-dimensional digital signal processing as
tical seismic profiling, single well and cross-well seismic are
applied to geophysical investigations are studied. Students
emphasized in this course, while formation testing, and cased
explore the mathematical background and practical conse-
hole logging are covered in GPGN419/PEGN419 presented
quences of the sampling theorem, convolution, deconvolu-
in the fall. The laboratory provides on-line course material
tion, the Z and Fourier transforms, windows, and filters.
and hands-on computer log evaluation exercises. Prerequi-
Emphasis is placed on applying the knowledge gained in
sites: MACS315, GPGN249, GPGN302, GPGN303 and
lecture to exploring practical signal processing issues. This
GPGN308. 3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 4 semester hours.
is done through homework and in-class practicum assign-
Only one of the two courses GPGN432 and GPGN419/
ments requiring the programming and testing of algorithms
PEGN419 can be taken for credit.
discussed in lecture. Prerequisites: MACS213, MACS315,
GPGN438. GEOPHYSICS PROJECT DESIGN (I, II) (WI)
GPGN249, and GPGN306, or consent of instructor. Knowl-
Complementary design course for geophysics restricted elec-
edge of a computer programming language is assumed.
tive course(s). Application of engineering design principles
2 hours lecture; 2 hours lab, 3 semester hours.
to geophysics through advanced work, individual in char-
GPGN414. ADVANCED GRAVITY AND MAGNETIC
acter, leading to an engineering report or senior thesis and
METHODS (II) Instrumentation for land surface, borehole,
oral presentation thereof. Choice of design project is to be
sea floor, sea surface, and airborne operations. Reduction of
arranged between student and individual faculty member
observed gravity and magnetic values. Theory of potential
who will serve as an advisor, subject to department head ap-
field effects of geologic distributions. Methods and limitations
proval. Prerequisites: GPGN302, GPGN303, GPGN308, and
of interpretation. Prerequisite: GPGN303, or consent of in-
completion of or concurrent enrollment in geophysics method
structor. 3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 4 semester hours.
courses in the general topic area of the project design. Credit
variable, 1 to 3 hours. Course can be retaken once.
GPGN419/PEGN419. WELL LOG ANALYSIS AND FOR-
MATION EVALUATION (I, II) The basics of core analyses
GPGN439. GEOPHYSICS PROJECT DESIGN (II)
and the principles of all common borehole instruments are
GEGN439/PEGN439. MULTI-DISCIPLINARY PETRO-
reviewed. The course shows (computer) interpretation meth-
LEUM DESIGN (II) This is a multidisciplinary design
ods that combine the measurements of various borehole in-
course that integrates fundamentals and design concepts in
struments to determine rock properties such as porosity,
geological, geophysical, and petroleum engineering. Students
permeability, hydrocarbon saturation, water salinity, ore
work in integrated teams consisting of students from each of
grade, ash content, mechanical strength, and acoustic veloc-
the disciplines. Multiple open-end design problems in oil and
ity. The impact of these parameters on reserves estimates of
gas exploration and field development, including the devel-
hydrocarbon reservoirs and mineral accumulations are
opment of a prospect in an exploration play and a detailed
demonstrated. In spring semesters, vertical seismic profiling,
engineering field study, are assigned. Several detailed written
single well and cross-well seismic are reviewed. In the fall
and oral presentations are made throughout the semester.
semester, topics like formation testing, and cased hole log-
Project economics including risk analysis are an integral part
ging are covered. Prerequisites: MACS315, GPGN249,
of the course. Prerequisites: GP majors: GPGN302 and
GPGN302, GPGN303, GPGN308. 3 hours lecture, 2 hours
GPGN303. GE Majors: GEOL308 or GEOL309, GEGN316,
lab; 3 semester hours.
GEGN438. PE majors: PEGN316, PEGN414, PEGN422,
PEGN423, PEGN424 (or concurrent). 2 hours lecture,
GPGN422. ADVANCED ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRO-
3 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
MAGNETIC METHODS (I) In-depth study of the applica-
tion of electrical and electromagnetic methods to crustal
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GPGN452. ADVANCED SEISMIC METHODS (I) Historical
GPGN494. PHYSICS OF THE EARTH (II) (WI) Students
survey. Propagation of body and surface waves in elastic
will explore the fundamental observations from which physi-
media; transmission and reflection at single and multiple
cal and mathematical inferences can be made regarding the
interfaces; energy relationships; attenuation factors; data
Earth’s origin, structure, and evolution. These observations
processing (including velocity interpretation, stacking, and
include traditional geophysical observations (e.g., seismic,
migration); and interpretation techniques. Acquisition, pro-
gravity, magnetic, and radioactive) in addition to geochemi-
cessing, and interpretation of laboratory model data; seismic
cal, nucleonic, and extraterrestrial observations. Emphasis is
processing using an interactive workstation. Prerequisites:
placed on not only cataloging the available data sets, but on
GPGN302 and concurrent enrollment in GPGN404, or consent
developing and testing quantitative models to describe these
of instructor. 3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 4 semester hours.
disparate data sets. Prerequisites: GEOL201, GPGN249,
GPGN470. APPLICATIONS OF SATELLITE REMOTE
GPGN302, GPGN303, GPGN306, GPGN308, PHGN200,
SENSING (II) Students are introduced to geoscience appli-
and MACS315, or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture;
cations of satellite remote sensing. Introductory lectures pro-
3 semester hours.
vide background on satellites, sensors, methodology, and
GPGN498. SPECIAL TOPICS IN GEOPHYSICS (I, II)
diverse applications. One or more areas of application are
New topics in geophysics. Each member of the academic fac-
presented from a systems perspective. Guest lecturers from
ulty is invited to submit a prospectus of the course to the de-
academia, industry, and government agencies present case
partment head for evaluation as a special topics course. If
studies focusing on applications, which vary from semester
selected, the course can be taught only once under the 498
to semester. Students do independent term projects, under the
title before becoming a part of the regular curriculum under a
supervision of a faculty member or guest lecturer, that are pre-
new course number and title. Prerequisite: Consent of depart-
sented both written and orally at the end of the term. Prerequi-
ment. Credit-variable, 1 to 6 hours.
sites: consent of instructor . 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
GPGN499. GEOPHYSICAL INVESTIGATION (I, II) Indi-
GPGN486. GEOPHYSICS FIELD CAMP (S) Introduction
vidual project; instrument design, data interpretation, prob-
to geological and geophysical field methods. The program in-
lem analysis, or field survey. Prerequisite: Consent of
cludes exercises in geological surveying, stratigraphic section
department, and “Independent Study” form must be com-
measurements, geological mapping, and interpretation of
pleted and submitted to the Registrar. Credit dependent upon
geological observations. Students conduct geophysical sur-
nature and extent of project, not to exceed 6 semester hours.
veys related to the acquisition of seismic, gravity, magnetic,
and electrical observations. Students participate in designing
the appropriate geophysical surveys, acquiring the observa-
tions, reducing the observations, and interpreting these obser-
vations in the context of the geological model defined from
the geological surveys. Prerequisites: GEOL309, GEOL314,
GPGN302, GPGN303, GPGN308, GPGN315 or consent of
instructor. Up to 6 weeks field; up to 6 semester hours, mini-
mum 4 hours
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Liberal Arts and International Studies
LIHU326. ENGINEERING AND THE COMMON GOOD.
Humanities (LIHU)
A critical exploration of how engineering may be related
LIHU100. NATURE AND HUMAN VALUES (NHV)
to different philosophies of the common good. Prerequisite:
Nature and Human Values will focus on diverse views and
LIHU100. Corequisite: SYGN200. 3 hours lecture/
critical questions concerning traditional and contemporary
discussion; 3 semester hours.
issues linking the quality of human life and Nature, and their
LIHU330. WESTERN CIVILIZATION SINCE THE
interdependence. The course will examine various discipli-
RENAISSANCE Major historical trends in Western civili-
nary and interdisciplinary approaches regarding two major
zation since the Renaissance. This course provides a broad
questions: 1) How has Nature affected the quality of human
understanding of the historical events, issues, and personali-
life and the formulation of human values and ethics? (2) How
ties which shaped contemporary Western civilization. Pre-
have human actions, values, and ethics affected Nature?
requisite: LIHU100. Prerequisite or corequisite: SYGN200.
These issues will use cases and examples taken from across
3 hours lecture/discussion; 3 semester hours.
time and cultures. Themes will include but are not limited to
LIHU339. MUSICAL TRADITIONS OF THE WESTERN
population, natural resources, stewardship of the Earth, and
WORLD An introduction to music of the Western world
the future of human society. This is a writing-intensive
from its beginnings to the present. Prerequisite: LIHU100.
course that will provide instruction and practice in both
Prerequisite or corequisite: SYGN200. 3 hours lecture/
expository and technical writing, using the disciplines and
discussion; 3 semester hours.
perspectives of the humanities and social sciences. 4 hours
lecture/recitation; 4 semester hours.
LIHU350. HISTORY OF WAR History of War looks at war
primarily as a significant human activity in the history of the
LIHU198. SPECIAL TOPICS IN HUMANITIES (I, II)
Western World since the times of Greece and Rome to the
Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from
present. The causes, strategies, results, and costs of various
special interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the
wars will be covered, with considerable focus on important
course is offered only once. Prerequisite: Instructor consent.
military and political leaders as well as on noted historians
Variable credit: 1 to 6 semester hours.
and theoreticians. The course is primarily a lecture course
LIHU298. SPECIAL TOPICS IN HUMANITIES (I, II)
with possible group and individual presentations as class
Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from
size permits. Tests will be both objective and essay types.
special interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the
Prerequisite: LIHU100. Prerequisite or corequisite:
course is offered only once. Prerequisite: Instructor consent.
SYGN200. 3 hours lecture/discussion; 3 semester hours.
Variable credit: 1 to 6 semester hours.
LIHU360. HISTORY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY:
LIHU300. THE JOURNEY MOTIF IN MODERN LITERA-
BEGINNING TO 1500 Topics include: technology of hunt-
TURE This course will explore the notion that life is a
ing and gathering societies, the development of agriculture,
journey, be it a spiritual one to discover one’s self or geo-
writing, metallurgy, astronomy, mathematics; Roman archi-
graphical one to discover other lands and other people. The
tecture and civil engineering, the role of technology in the
exploration will rely on the major literary genres—drama,
development of complex societies in the Near East and
fiction, and poetry—and include authors such as Twain,
Mediterranean areas, Medieval military and agricultural tech-
Hurston, Kerouac, Whitman, and Cormac McCarthy. A discus-
nology and the rise of feudalism; the movement of the eco-
sion course. Prerequisite: LIHU100. Prerequisite or corequi-
nomic center of Europe from the Mediterranean to the North
site: SYGN200. 3 hours lecture/discussion; 3 semester hours.
Sea. Includes some discussion of archaeological method in-
LIHU301. WRITING FICTION Students will write weekly
cluding excavation techniques and dating methods. Requires
exercises and read their work for the pleasure and edification
a 15-25 page analytical annotated bibliography or research
of the class. The midterm in this course will be the production
paper, a 10-15 minute oral presentation, and a 2-hour take-
of a short story. The final will consist of a completed, revised
home exam. Prerequisite: LIHU100. Prerequisite or corequi-
short story. The best of these works may be printed in a future
site: SYGN200. 3 hours lecture/discussion; 3 semester hours.
collection. Prerequisite: LIHU100. Prerequisite or corequi-
LIHU362. ENGINEERING CULTURES This course seeks
site: SYGN200. 3 hours lecture/discussion; 3 semester hours.
to improve students’ abilities to understand and assess engi-
LIHU325. INTRODUCTION TO ETHICS A general intro-
neering problem solving from different cultural, political, and
duction to ethics that explores its analytic and historical
historical perspectives. An exploration, by comparison and
traditions. Reference will commonly be made to one or
contrast, of engineering cultures in such settings as 20th
more significant texts by such moral philosophers as Plato,
century United States, Japan, former Soviet Union and
Aristotle, Augustine, Thomas Aquinas, Kant, John Stuart Mill,
present-day Russia, Europe, Southeast Asia, and Latin
and others. Prerequisite: LIHU100. Prerequisite or corequi-
America. Prerequisite: LIHU100. Prerequisite or corequisite:
site: SYGN200. 3 hours lecture/discussion; 3 semester hours.
SYGN200. 3 hours lecture/discussion; 3 semester hours.
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fiction, drama, and poetry, but will venture into biography
OPING WORLD An investigation and assessment of engi-
and autobiography, and will range from Thoreau’s Walden to
neering problem solving in the developing world using
Kerouac’s On the Road and Boyle’s Budding Prospects. Pre-
historical and cultural cases. Countries to be included
requisite: LIHU100. Prerequisite or corequisite: SYGN200.
range across Africa, Asia, and Latin America. Prerequisite:
3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
LIHU100. Corequisite: SYGN200. 3 hours lecture/
LIHU402. HEROES AND ANTIHEROES: A TRAGIC VIEW
discussion; 3 semester hours.
This course features heroes and antiheroes (average folks,
LIHU376. AMERICAN LITERATURE: COLONIAL
like most of us), but because it is difficult to be heroic unless
PERIOD TO THE PRESENT. This course offers an over-
there are one or more villains lurking in the shadows, there
view of American literature from the colonial period to the
will have to be an Iago or Caesar or a politician or a member
present. The texts of the class provide a context for examin-
of the bureaucracy to overcome. Webster’s defines heroic as
ing the traditions that shape the American nation as a physi-
‘exhibiting or marked by courage and daring.’ Courage and
cal, cultural, and historical space. As we read, we will focus
daring are not confined to the battlefield, of course. One can
on the relationships between community, landscape, history,
find them in surprising places—in the community (Ibsen’s
and language in the American imagination. We will concen-
Enemy of the People), in the psychiatric ward (Kesey’s One
trate specifically on conceptions of the nation and national
Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest), in the military (Heller’s
identity in relation to race, gender, and class difference.
Catch-22), on the river (Twain’s The Adventures of Huckle-
Authors may include: Rowlandson, Brown, Apess, Hawthorne,
berry Finn or in a “bachelor pad” (Simon’s Last of the Red
Douglass, Melville, Whitman, James, Stein, Eliot, Hemingway,
Hot Lovers). Prerequisite: LIHU100. Prerequisite or corequi-
Silko, and Auster. Prerequisite: LIHU100. Prerequisite or
site: SYGN200. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
corequisite: SYGN200. 3 hours lecture/discussion, 3 semes-
LIHU460. TECHNOLOGY AS SOCIAL CHANGE. An his-
ter hours.
torical examination of the role of technology in humanitarian
LIHU377. AFRICAN AMERICAN LITERATURE:
and social improvement projects. Prerequisite: LIHU100.
FOUNDATIONS TO PRESENT. This course is an examina-
Corequisite: SYGN200. 3 hours lecture/discussion; 3 semes-
tion of African-American literature from its origins in black
ter hours
folklore to the present. Students will be introduced to the
LIHU470. BECOMING AMERICAN: LITERARY PER-
major texts and cultural productions of the African American
SPECTIVES This course will explore the increasing hetero-
tradition. We will examine a diverse collection of materials
geneity of U.S. society by examining the immigration and
including slave narratives, autobiographies, essays, and
assimilation experience of Americans from Europe, Africa,
novels, in addition to musical traditions such as spirituals,
Latin America, and Asia as well as Native Americans. Primary
gospel, ragtime, and blues. The materials of this class offer
sources and works of literature will provide the media for ex-
an opportunity to identify literary characteristics that have
amining these phenomena. In addition, Arthur Schlesinger,
evolved out of the culture, language, and historical experience
Jr.’s thesis about the ‘unifying ideals and common culture’
of black people and to examine constructions of race and
that have allowed the United States to absorb immigrants
racial difference in America. Authors may include: Equiano,
from every corner of the globe under the umbrella of individ-
Douglass, Chesnutt, DuBois, Johnson, Hughes, Hurston,
ual freedom, and the various ways in which Americans have
Toomer, Larsen, Wright, Ellison, Hayden, and Morrison. Pre-
attempted to live up to the motto ‘e pluribus unum’ will also
requisite: LIHU100, prerequisite or corequisite: SYGN200.
be explored. Prerequisite: LIHU100. Prerequisite or corequi-
3 hours lecture/discussion; 3 semester hours.
site: SYGN200. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
LIHU398. SPECIAL TOPICS IN HUMANITIES (I, II)
LIHU479. THE AMERICAN MILITARY EXPERIENCE
Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from
A survey of military history, with primary focus on the
special interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the
American military experience from 1775 to present. Empha-
course is offered only once. Prerequisite: Instructor consent.
sis is placed not only on military strategy and technology, but
Prerequisite or corequisite: SYGN200. Variable credit: 1 to
also on relevant political, social, and economic questions. Pre-
6 hours.
requisite: LIHU100. Prerequisite or corequisite: SYGN200.
Note: Students enrolling in 400-level courses are required
3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours. Open to ROTC students
to have senior standing or permission of instructor.
or by permission of the LAIS Division.
LIHU401. THE AMERICAN DREAM: ILLUSION OR
LIHU498. SPECIAL TOPICS IN HUMANITIES (1, II)
REALITY? This seminar will examine ‘that elusive phrase,
Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from
the American dream,’ and ask what it meant to the pioneers
special interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the
in the New World, how it withered, and whether it has been
course is offered only once. Prerequisite: Instructor consent.
revived. The concept will be critically scrutinized within
Prerequisite or corequisite: SYGN200. Variable credit: 1 to
cultural contexts. The study will rely on the major genres of
6 semester hours.
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LIHU499. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Individual re-
writings, we will analyze what the “standpoint” is. Prerequi-
search or special problem projects supervised by a faculty
site: LIHU100. Prerequisite or corequisite: SYGN200.
member. For students who have completed their LAIS
3 hours lecture/discussion; 3 semester hours
requirements. Instructor consent required. Prerequisite:
LISS320. THE PSYCHOLOGY OF HUMAN PROBLEM-
“Independent Study” form must be completed and submitted
SOLVING Introduction to, and study of, basic concepts
to the registrar. Prerequisite or corequisite: SYGN200. Vari-
relating to self-development, group interactions, and inter-
able credit: 1 to 6 hours.
personal skills. Prerequisite: LIHU100. Prerequisite or corequi-
Systems (SYGN)
site: SYGN200. 3 hours lecture/discussion; 3 semester hours.
SYGN200. HUMAN SYSTEMS This is a pilot course in the
LISS335. INTERNATIONAL POLITICAL ECONOMY
CSM core curriculum that articulates with LIHU100, Nature
International Political Economy is a study of contentious and
and Human Values, and with the other systems courses.
harmonious relationships between the state and the market
Human Systems is an interdisciplinary historical examination
on the nation-state level, between individual states and their
of key systems created by humans—namely, political, eco-
markets on the regional level, and between region-states and
nomic, social, and cultural institutions—as they have evolved
region-markets on the global level. Prerequisite: LIHU100.
worldwide from the inception of the modern era (ca. 1500)
Prerequisite or corequisite: SYGN200. 3 hours lecture/
to the present. This course embodies an elaboration of these
discussion; 3 semester hours.
human systems as introduced in their environmental context
LISS340. INTERNATIONAL POLITICAL ECONOMY OF
in Nature and Human Values and will reference themes and
LATIN AMERICA A broad survey of the interrelationship
issues explored therein. It also demonstrates the cross-disci-
between the state and economy in Latin America as seen
plinary applicability of the ‘systems’ concept. Assignments
through an examination of critical contemporary and historical
will give students continued practice in writing. Prerequisite:
issues that shape polity, economy, and society. Special empha-
LIHU100. 3 hours lecture/discussion; 3 semester hours.
sis will be given to the dynamics of interstate relationships
Social Sciences (LISS)
between the developed North and the developing South. Pre-
LISS198. SPECIAL TOPICS IN SOCIAL SCIENCE (I, II)
requisite: LIHU100. Prerequisite or corequisite: SYGN200.
Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from
3 hours lecture/discussion; 3 semester hours.
special interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the
LISS342. INTERNATIONAL POLITICAL ECONOMY OF
course is offered only once. Prerequisite: Instructor consent.
ASIA A broad survey of the interrelationship between the
Variable credit: 1 to 6 semester hours.
state and economy in East and Southeast Asia as seen through
LISS298. SPECIAL TOPICS IN SOCIAL SCIENCE (I, II)
an examination of critical contemporary and historical issues
Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from
that shape polity, economy, and society. Special emphasis
special interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the
will be given to the dynamics of interstate relationships be-
course is offered only once. Prerequisite: Instructor consent.
tween the developed North and the developing South. Pre-
Variable credit: 1 to 6 semester hours.
requisite: LIHU100. Prerequisite or corequisite: SYGN200.
LISS300. CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY A study of the
3 hours lecture/discussion; 3 semester hours.
social behavior and cultural development of man. Prerequisite:
LISS344. INTERNATIONAL POLITICAL ECONOMY OF
LIHU100. Prerequisite or corequisite: SYGN200. 3 hours
THE MIDDLE EAST A broad survey of the interrelation-
lecture/discussion; 3 semester hours.
ships between the state and market in the Middle East as seen
LISS312. INTRODUCTION TO RELIGIONS This course
through an examination of critical contemporary and histori-
has two focuses. We will look at selected religions emphasiz-
cal issues that shape polity, economy, and society. Special
ing their popular, institutional, and contemplative forms;
emphasis will be given to the dynamics between the developed
these will be four or five of the most common religions:
North and the developing South. Prerequisite: LIHU100. Pre-
Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, Christianity, and/or Islam.
requisite or corequisite: SYGN200. 3 hours lecture/discussion;
The second point of the course focuses on how the humani-
3 semester hours.
ties and social sciences work. We will use methods from
LISS372. THE AMERICAN POLITICAL EXPERIENCE
various disciplines to study religion-history of religions and
A study of key elements in the American political system
religious thought, sociology, anthropology and ethnography,
(e.g., the Constitution, the Presidency, federalism, public
art history, study of myth, philosophy, analysis of religious
opinion), their historical development, and how they affect
texts and artifacts (both contemporary and historical), analy-
policy-making on controversial issues. Prerequisite: LIHU100.
sis of material culture and the role it plays in religion, and
Prerequisite or corequisite: SYGN200. 3 hours lecture/
other disciplines and methodologies. We will look at the
discussion; 3 semester hours.
question of objectivity; is it possible to be objective? We will
LISS375. INTRODUCTION TO LAW AND LEGAL
approach this methodological question using the concept
SYSTEMS Examination of different approaches to, princi-
“standpoint.” For selected readings, films, and your own
ples of, and issues in the law in the U.S. and other societies.
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Prerequisite: LIHU100. Prerequisite or corequisite:
the International Political Economy minor program. Pre-
SYGN200. 3 hours lecture/discussion; 3 semester hours.
requisite: LIHU100. Prerequisite or corequisite: SYGN200.
LISS398. SPECIAL TOPICS IN SOCIAL SCIENCE (I, II)
3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from
LISS435. POLITICAL RISK ASSESSMENT This course
special interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the
will review the existing methodologies and techniques of risk
course is offered only once. Prerequisite: Instructor consent.
assessment in both country-specific and global environments.
Prerequisite or corequisite: SYGN200. Variable credit: 1 to
It will also seek to design better ways of assessing and eval-
6 semester hours.
uating risk factors for business and public diplomacy in the
LISS410. UTOPIAS/DYSTOPIAS This course studies the
increasingly globalized context of economy and politics
relationship between society, technology, and science using
wherein the role of the state is being challenged and rede-
fiction and film as a point of departure. A variety of science
fined. Prerequisite: LIHU100. Prerequisite or corequisite:
fiction novels, short stories, and films will provide the start-
SYGN200. Prerequisite: At least one IPE 300 – or 400-level
ing point for discussions. These creative works will also be
course and permission of instructor. 3 hours seminar;
concrete examples of various conceptualizations that histori-
3 semester hours.
ans, sociologists, philosophers, and other scholars have created
LISS437. CORRUPTION AND DEVELOPMENT This
to discuss the relationship. Prerequisite: LIHU100. Prerequi-
course addresses the problem of corruption and its impact
site or corequisite: SYGN200. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester
on development. Readings are multidisciplinary and include
hours.
policy studies, economics, and political science. Students
LISS430. GLOBALIZATION This international political
will acquire an understanding of what constitutes corruption,
economy seminar is an historical and contemporary analysis
how it negatively affects development, and what they, as
of globalization processes examined through selected issues
engineers in a variety of professional circumstances, might
of world affairs of political, economic, military, and diplo-
do in circumstances in which bribe paying or bribe taking
matic significance. Prerequisite: LIHU100. Prerequisite or
might occur.
corequisite: SYGN200. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
LISS439. POLITICAL RISK ASSESSMENT RESEARCH
LISS431. GLOBAL ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES Critical
SEMINAR This international political economy seminar
examination of interactions between development and the
must be taken concurrently with LISS435, Political Risk
environment and the human dimensions of global change;
Assessment. Its purpose is to acquaint the student with
social, political, economic, and cultural responses to the
empirical research methods and sources appropriate to
management and preservation of natural resources and
conducting a political risk assessment study, and to hone
ecosystems on a global scale. Exploration of the meaning
the students’ analytical abilities. Prerequisite: LIHU100.
and implications of “Stewardship of the Earth” and “Sustain-
Prerequisite or corequisite: SYGN200. Concurrent enroll-
able Development.” Prerequisite: LIHU100. Prerequisite or
ment in LISS435. 1 hour seminar; 1 semester hour.
corequisite: SYGN200. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
LISS440. LATIN AMERICAN DEVELOPMENT A senior
LISS432. CULTURAL DYNAMICS OF GLOBAL DEVEL-
seminar designed to explore the political economy of current
OPMENT Role of cultures and nuances in world develop-
and recent past development strategies, models, efforts, and
ment; cultural relationship between the developed North and
issues in Latin America, one of the most dynamic regions of
the developing South, specifically between the U.S. and the
the world today. Development is understood to be a nonlinear,
Third World. Prerequisite: LIHU100. Prerequisite or corequi-
complex set of processes involving political, economic,
site: SYGN200. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
social, cultural, and environmental factors whose ultimate
goal is to improve the quality of life for individuals. The role
LISS433. GLOBAL CORPORATIONS This international
of both the state and the market in development processes
political economy seminar seeks to (1) understand the history
will be examined. Topics to be covered will vary as changing
of the making of global corporations and their relationship to
realities dictate but will be drawn from such subjects as in-
the state, region-markets, and region-states; and (2) analyze
equality of income distribution; the role of education and
the on-going changes in global, regional, and national political
health care; region-markets; the impact of globalization;
economies due to the presence of global corporations. Pre-
institution-building; corporate-community-state interfaces;
requisite: LIHU100. Prerequisite or corequisite: SYGN200.
neoliberalism; privatization; democracy; and public policy
3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
formulation as it relates to development goals. Prerequisite:
LISS434. INTERNATIONAL FIELD PRACTICUM For
LIHU100. Prerequisite or corequisite: SYGN200. 3 hours
students who go abroad for an on-site practicum involving
seminar; 3 semester hours.
their technical field as practiced in another country and cul-
LISS441. HEMISPHERIC INTEGRATION IN THE
ture; required course for students pursuing a certificate in
AMERICAS This international political economy seminar is
International Political Economy; all arrangements for this
designed to accompany the endeavor now under way in the
course are to be supervised and approved by the advisor of
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Americas to create a free trade area for the entire Western
LISS461. TECHNOLOGY AND GENDER: ISSUES This
Hemisphere. Integrating this hemisphere, however, is not
course focuses on how women and men relate to technology.
just restricted to the mechanics of facilitating trade but also
Several traditional disciplines will be used: philosophy,
engages a host of other economic, political, social, cultural,
history, sociology, literature, and a brief look at theory. The
and environmental issues, which will also be treated in this
class will begin discussing some basic concepts such as
course. If the Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA) be-
gender and sex and the essential and/or social construction
comes a reality, it will be the largest region-market in the
of gender, for example. We will then focus on topical and
world with some 800 million people and a combined GNP of
historical issues. We will look at modern engineering using
over US$10 trillion. In the three other main languages of the
sociological studies that focus on women in engineering. We
Americas, the FTAA is know as the Area de Libre Comercio
will look at some specific topics including military technolo-
de las Américas (ALCA) (Spanish), the Area de Livre
gies, ecology, and reproductive technologies. Prerequisite:
Comércio das Américas (ALCA) (Portuguese), and the Zone
LIHU100. Prerequisite or corequisite: SYGN200. 3 hours
de libre échange des Amériques (ZLEA) (French). Negotia-
seminar; 3 semester hours.
tions for the FTAA/ALCA/ZLEA are to be concluded by
LISS462. SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY POLICY An
2005. Prerequisite: LIHU100. Prerequisite or corequisite:
examination of current issues relating to science and tech-
SYGN200. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
nology policy in the United States and, as appropriate, in
LISS442 ASIAN DEVELOPMENT This international
other countries. Prerequisite: LIHU100. Prerequisite or
political economy seminar deals with the historical develop-
corequisite: SYGN200. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
ment of Asia Pacific from agrarian to post-industrial eras; its
LISS474. CONSTITUTIONAL LAW AND POLITICS
economic, political, and cultural transformation since World
This course presents a comprehensive survey of the U.S.
War II, contemporary security issues that both divide and
Constitution with special attention devoted to the first ten
unite the region; and globalization processes that encourage
Amendments, also known as the Bill of Rights. Since the
Asia Pacific to forge a single trading bloc. Prerequisite:
Constitution is primarily a legal document, the class will
LIHU100. Prerequisite or corequisite: SYGN200. 3 hours
adopt a legal approach to constitutional interpretation. How-
seminar; 3 semester hours.
ever, as the historical and political context of constitutional
LISS446. AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT This course pro-
interpretation is inseparable from the legal analysis, these
vides a broad overview of the political economy of Africa.
areas will also be covered. Significant current developments
Its goal is to give students an understanding of the possibili-
in constitutional jurisprudence will also be examined. The
ties of African development and the impediments that cur-
first part of the course deals with Articles I through III of the
rently block its economic growth. Despite substantial natural
Constitution, which specify the division of national govern-
resources, mineral reserves, and human capital, most African
mental power among the executive, legislative, and judicial
countries remain mired in poverty. The struggles that have
branches of government. Additionally, the federal nature of
arisen on the continent have fostered thinking about the curse
the American governmental system, in which governmental
of natural resources where countries with oil or diamonds are
authority is apportioned between the national government
beset with political instability and warfare. Readings give
and the state governments, will be studied. The second part
first an introduction to the continent followed by a focus on
of the course examines the individual rights specifically pro-
the specific issues that confront African development today.
tected by the amendments to the Constitution, principally the
LISS455. JAPANESE HISTORY AND CULTURE Japanese
First, Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, Eighth, and Fourteenth Amend-
History and Culture is a senior seminar that covers Japan’s
ments. Prerequisite: LIHU100. Prerequisite or corequisite:
historical and cultural foundations from earliest times
SYGN200. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
through the modern period. It is designed to allow students
LISS480. ENVIRONMENTAL POLITICS AND POLICY
who have had three semesters of Japanese language instruc-
Seminar on environmental policies and the political and
tion (or the equivalent) to apply their knowledge of Japanese
governmental processes that produce them. Group discussion
in a social science-based course. Major themes will include:
and independent research on specific environmental issues.
cultural roots; forms of social organization; the development
Primary but not exclusive focus on the U.S. Prerequisite:
of writing systems; the development of religious institutions;
LIHU100. Prerequisite or corequisite: SYGN200. 3 hours
the evolution of legal institutions; literary roots; and clan
seminar; 3 semester hours.
structure. Students will engage in activities that enhance their
LISS482. WATER POLITICS AND POLICY Seminar on
reading proficiency, active vocabulary, translation skills, and
water policies and the political and governmental processes that
expository writing abilities. Prerequisites: LIHU100; three
produce them, as an exemplar of natural resource politics and
semesters of college-level Japanese or permission of instruc-
policy in general. Group discussion and independent research
tor. Prerequisite or corequisite: SYGN200. 3 hours seminar;
on specific politics and policy issues. Primary but not exclu-
3 semester hours.
sive focus on the U.S. Prerequisite: LIHU100. Prerequisite or
corequisite: SYGN200. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
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LIFL421. SPANISH III Emphasis on furthering conversa-
Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from
tional skills and a continuing study of grammar, vocabulary,
special interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the
and Spanish American culture. 3 semester hours.
course is offered only once. Prerequisite: Instructor consent.
LIFL222. ARABIC I Fundamentals of spoken and written
Prerequisite or corequisite: SYGN200. Variable credit: 1 to
Arabic with an emphasis on vocabulary, idiomatic expres-
6 semester hours.
sions of daily conversation, and culture of Arabic-speaking
LISS499. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Individual re-
societies. 3 semester hours.
search or special problem projects supervised by a faculty
LIFL322. ARABIC II Continuation of Arabic I with an
member. For students who have completed their LAIS re-
emphasis on acquiring conversational skills as well as further
quirements. Instructor consent required. Prerequisite: “Inde-
study of grammar, vocabulary, and culture of Arabic speak-
pendent Study” form must be completed and submitted to the
ing societies. 3 semester hours.
registrar. Prerequisite or corequisite: SYGN200. Variable
credit: 1 to 6 hours.
LIFL422. ARABIC III Emphasis on furthering conversa-
tional skills and a continuing study of grammar, vocabulary,
Foreign Languages (LIFL)
and culture of Arabic-speaking societies. 3 semester hours.
A variety of foreign languages is available through the
LIFL223. GERMAN I Fundamentals of spoken and written
LAIS Division. Students interested in a particular language
German with an emphasis on vocabulary, idiomatic expres-
should check with the LAIS Division Office to determine
sions of daily conversation, and German culture. 3 semester
when these languages might be scheduled. In order to gain
hours.
basic proficiency from their foreign language study, students
are encouraged to enroll for at least two semesters in what-
LIFL323. GERMAN II Continuation of German I with an
ever language(s) they elect to take. If there is sufficient de-
emphasis on acquiring conversational skills as well as further
mand, the Division can provide third- and fourth-semester
study of grammar, vocabulary, and German culture. 3 semes-
courses in a given foreign language. No student is permitted
ter hours.
to take a foreign language that is either his/her native
LIFL423. GERMAN III Emphasis on furthering conversa-
language or second language. Proficiency tests may be used
tional skills and a continuing study of grammar, vocabulary,
to determine at what level a student should be enrolled, but a
and German culture. 3 semester hours.
student cannot receive course credit by taking these tests.
LIFL224. RUSSIAN I Fundamentals of spoken and written
Foreign Language Policy
Russian with an emphasis on vocabulary, idiomatic expres-
Students will not receive credit toward their LAIS or Free
sions of daily conversation, and Russian culture. 3 semester
Elective graduation requirements for taking a foreign language
hours.
in which they have had previous courses as per the following
LIFL324. RUSSIAN II Continuation of Russian I with an
formula:
emphasis on acquiring conversational skills as well as further
If a student has taken one year in high school or one semes-
study of grammar, vocabulary, and Russian culture. 3 semes-
ter in college, he/she will not receive graduation credit for the
ter hours.
first semester in a CSM foreign language course. Likewise, if
LIFL424. RUSSIAN III Emphasis on furthering conversa-
a student has taken two years in high school or two semesters
tional skills and a continuing study of grammar, vocabulary,
in college, he/she will not receive graduation credit for the
and Russian culture. 3 semester hours.
second semester, and if a student has taken three years in high
school or three semesters in college, he/she will not receive
LIFL225. FRENCH I Fundamentals of spoken and written
graduation credit for the third semester.
French with an emphasis on vocabulary, idiomatic expres-
sions of daily conversation, and French-speaking societies.
LIFL198. SPECIAL TOPICS IN A FOREIGN LANGUAGE
3 semester hours.
(I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen
from special interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually
LIFL325. FRENCH II Continuation of French I with an
the course is offered only once. Prerequisite: Instructor con-
emphasis on acquiring conversational skills as well as further
sent. Variable credit: 1 to 6 semester hours.
study of grammar, vocabulary, and French- speaking societies.
3 semester hours.
LIFL221. SPANISH I Fundamentals of spoken and written
Spanish with an emphasis on vocabulary, idiomatic expres-
LIFL425. FRENCH III Emphasis on furthering conversa-
sions of daily conversation, and Spanish American culture.
tional skills and a continuing study of grammar, vocabulary,
3 semester hours.
and French-speaking societies. 3 semester hours.
LIFL321. SPANISH II Continuation of Spanish I with an
LIFL226. PORTUGUESE I Fundamentals of spoken and
emphasis on acquiring conversational skills as well as further
written Portuguese with an emphasis on vocabulary, idio-
study of grammar, vocabulary, and Spanish American culture.
matic expressions of daily conversation, and Brazilian
3 semester hours.
culture. 3 semester hours.
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LIFL326. PORTUGUESE II Continuation of Portuguese I
from special interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually
with an emphasis on acquiring conversational skills as well
the course is offered only once. Prerequisite: Instructor con-
as further study of grammar, vocabulary, and Brazilian cul-
sent. Variable credit: 1 to 6 semester hours.
ture. 3 semester hours.
LIFL399. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Individual re-
LIFL426. PORTUGUESE III Emphasis on furthering con-
search or special problem projects supervised by a faculty
versational skills and a continuing study of grammar, vocabu-
member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a sub-
lary, and Brazilian culture. 3 semester hours.
ject matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: “Indepen-
LIFL227. CHINESE I Fundamentals of spoken and written
dent Study” form must be completed and submitted to the
Chinese with an emphasis on vocabulary, idiomatic expres-
Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
sions of daily conversation, and Chinese culture. 3 semester
LIFL498. SPECIAL TOPICS IN A FOREIGN LANGUAGE
hours.
(I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen
LIFL327. CHINESE II Continuation of Chinese I with an
from special interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually
emphasis on acquiring conversational skills as well as further
the course is offered only once. Prerequisite: Instructor con-
study of grammar, vocabulary, and Chinese culture. 3 semes-
sent. Variable credit: 1 to 6 semester hours.
ter hours.
LIFL499. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Individual re-
LIFL427. CHINESE III Emphasis on furthering conversa-
search or special problem projects supervised by a faculty
tional skills and a continuing study of grammar, vocabulary,
member. For students who have completed their LAIS re-
and Chinese culture. 3 semester hours.
quirements. Instructor consent required. Prerequisite: “Inde-
pendent Study” form must be completed and submitted to the
LIFL228. INDONESIAN I Fundamentals of spoken and
registrar. Variable credit: 1 to 6 hours.
written Indonesian with an emphasis on vocabulary, idio-
matic expressions of daily conversation, and Indonesian
Communication (LICM)
culture. 3 semester hours.
Courses in communication do not count toward the LAIS
restricted elective requirement but may be taken for free elec-
LIFL328. INDONESIAN II Continuation of Indonesian I
tive credit and to complete a communications minor or Area
with an emphasis on acquiring conversational skills as well
of Special Interest (ASI).
as further study of grammar, vocabulary, and Indonesian cul-
ture. 3 semester hours.
LICM301. ORAL COMMUNICATION A five-week course
which teaches the fundamentals of effectively preparing and
LIFL428. INDONESIAN III Emphasis on furthering con-
presenting messages. “Hands-on” course emphasizing short
versational skills and a continuing study of grammar, vocab-
(5- and 10-minute) weekly presentations made in small groups
ulary, and Indonesian culture. 3 semester hours.
to simulate professional and corporate communications. Stu-
LIFL229. JAPANESE I Fundamentals of spoken and written
dents are encouraged to make formal presentations which
Japanese with an emphasis on vocabulary, idiomatic expres-
relate to their academic or professional fields. Extensive in-
sions of daily conversation, and Japanese culture. 3 semester
struction in the use of visuals. Presentations are rehearsed in
hours.
class two days prior to the formal presentations, all of which
LIFL329. JAPANESE II Continuation of Japanese I with
are video-taped and carefully evaluated. 1 hour lecture/lab;
an emphasis on acquiring conversational skills as well as
1 semester hour.
further study of grammar, vocabulary, and Japanese culture.
LICM304. PRACTICUM IN TUTORING Designed to pro-
3 semester hours.
vide an intensive training program for students who will
LIFL429. JAPANESE III Emphasis on furthering conversa-
serve as peer tutors in the LAIS Writing Center. Course em-
tional skills and a continuing study of grammar, vocabulary,
phasis will be on theoretical bases of tutoring as well as prac-
and Japanese culture. 3 semester hours.
tice. Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor. 1-3 hours
lecture/lab; 1-3 semester hours.
LIFL298. SPECIAL TOPICS IN A FOREIGN LANGUAGE
(I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen
LICM306. SELECTED TOPICS IN WRITTEN COMMU-
from special interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually
NICATION Information on courses designated by this num-
the course is offered only once. Prerequisite: Instructor con-
ber may be obtained from the LAIS Division. Prerequisite:
sent. Variable credit: 1 to 6 semester hours.
Will depend on the level of the specific course. 1 - 3 hours
lecture/lab; 1-3 semester hours.
LIFL299. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Individual inde-
pendent study in a given foreign language. Prerequisite:
LICM400. TECHNICAL WRITING FOR SERVICE
“Independent Study” form must be completed and submitted
LEARNING An advanced writing course focused on the
to the registrar. Variable credit: 1 to 6 hours.
development and utilization of writing skills to meet real-
world needs. Pre-requisite: LIHU100. Corequisite: SYGN200.
LIFL398. SPECIAL TOPICS IN A FOREIGN LANGUAGE
3 hours seminar/discussion/workshop; 3 semester hours.
(I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen
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Music (LIMU)
Materials Science
A cultural opportunity for students with music skills to
(Interdisciplinary Program)
continue study in music for a richer personal development.
The interdisciplinary Materials Science Program is ad-
Free elective hours required by degree-granting departments
ministered jointly by the Departments of Chemical Engineer-
may be satisfied by a maximum of 3 semester hours total of
ing and Petroleum Refining, Chemistry and Geochemistry,
concert band (i.e., spring semester), chorus, or physical edu-
Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Physics and the
cation and athletics.
Division of Engineering. Each department is represented on
LIMU101, 102, 201, 202, 301, 302, 401, 402. BAND Study,
both the Governing Board and the Graduate Affairs Commit-
rehearsal, and performance of concert, marching and stage
tee which are responsible for the operation of the program.
repertory. Emphasis on fundamentals of rhythm, intonation,
Listed below are 400-level undergraduate courses which
embouchure, and ensemble. 2 hours rehearsal; 1 semester
are cross-listed with 500-level Materials Science courses.
hour.
Additional courses offered by the Program Departments, not
LIMU111, 112, 211, 212, 311, 312, 411, 412. CHORUS
listed here, may also satisfy the course-requirements towards
Study, rehearsal, and performance of choral music of the
a graduate degree in this Program. Consult the Materials
classical, romantic, and modern periods with special empha-
Science Program Guidelines for Graduate Students and the
sis on principles of diction, rhythm, intonation, phrasing, and
Program Departments course-listings. It should be noted that
ensemble. 2 hours rehearsal; 1 semester hour.
the course requirement for graduate-level registration for a
MLGN “500”-level course which is cross-listed with a
LIMU340. MUSIC THEORY The course begins with the
400-level course-number, will include an additional course-
fundamentals of music theory and moves into their more
component above that required for 400-level credit.
complex applications. Music of the common practice period
is considered. Aural and visual recognition of harmonic
MLGN502/PHGN440. SOLID STATE PHYSICS (II) An
materials covered is emphasized. Prerequisite: LIHU339 or
elementary study of the properties of solids including crys-
consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture/discussion; 3 semester
talline structure and its determination, lattice vibrations, elec-
hours.
trons in metals, and semiconductors. Prerequisite: PHGN300
or PHGN325 and MACS315. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
(See also LIHU339. MUSICAL TRADITIONS OF THE
WESTERN WORLD in preceding list of LAIS courses.)
MLGN505*/MTGN445. MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF
MATERIALS (I) Mechanical properties and relationships.
Plastic deformation of crystalline materials. Relationships of
microstructures to mechanical strength. Fracture, creep, and
fatigue. Prerequisite: MTGN348. 3 hours lecture; 3 hours
lab; 3*/4 semester hours. * This is a 3 hour-credit graduate-
course in the Materials Science Program and a 4 hour-credit
undergraduate-course in the MTGN program.
MLGN510/CHGN410 SURFACE CHEMISTRY (I) Intro-
duction to colloid systems, capillarity, surface tension and
contact angle, adsorption from solution, micelles and micro-
emulsions, the solid/gas interface, surface analytical tech-
niques, van der Waal forces, electrical properties and colloid
stability, some specific colloid systems (clays, foams and
emulsions). Students enrolled for graduate credit in MLGN510
must complete a special project. Prerequisite: DCGN209 or
consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
MLGN512/MTGN412. CERAMIC ENGINEERING (II)
Application of engineering principles to nonmetallic and
ceramic materials. Processing of raw materials and produc-
tion of ceramic bodies, glazes, glasses, enamels, and cements.
Firing processes and reactions in glass bonded as well as me-
chanically bonded systems. Prerequisite: MTGN348. 3 hours
lecture; 3 semester hours.
MLGN515/MTGN415. ELECTRICAL PROPERTIES AND
APPLICATIONS OF MATERIALS (II) Survey of the elec-
trical properties of materials, and the applications of materi-
als as electrical circuit components. The effects of chemistry,
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processing, and microstructure on the electrical properties
MLGN531/CRGN416. INTRODUCTION TO POLYMER
will be discussed, along with functions, performance require-
ENGINEERING (II) This class provides a background in
ments, and testing methods of materials for each type of cir-
polymer fluid mechanics, polymer rheological response and
cuit component. The general topics covered are conductors,
polymer shape forming. The class begins with a discussion of
resistors, insulators, capacitors, energy converters, magnetic
the definition and measurement of material properties. Inter-
materials, and integrated circuits. Prerequisites: PHGN200/
relationships among the material response functions are elu-
210, MTGN311 or MLGN501, MTGN412/MLGN512, or
cidated and relevant correlations between experimental data
consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
and material response in real flow situations are given. Pro-
MLGN516/MTGN416 PROPERTIES OF CERAMICS (II)
cessing operations for polymeric materials will then be ad-
A survey of the properties of ceramic materials and how
dressed. These include the flow of polymers through circular,
these properties are determined by the chemical structure
slit, and complex dies. Fiber spinning, film blowing, extru-
(composition), crystal structure, and the microstructure of
sion and coextrusion will be covered as will injection mold-
crystalline ceramics and glasses. Thermal, optical, and me-
ing. Graduate students are required to write a term paper and
chanical properties of single-phase and multi-phase ceramics,
take separate examinations which are at a more advanced
including composites, are covered. Prerequisites: PHGN200/
level. Prerequisite: CHEN307, EGGN351 or equivalent.
210, MTGN311 or MLGN501, MTGN412/MLGN512 or
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours
MLGN544/MTGN414 PROCESSING OF CERAMICS (II)
MLGN517/EGGN422 SOLID MECHANICS OF
A description of the principles of ceramic processing and the
MATERIALS (I) Review mechanics of materials. Introduc-
relationship between processing and microstructure. Raw
tion to elastic and non-linear continua. Cartesian tensors and
materials and raw material preparation, forming and fabrica-
stresses and strains. Analytical solution of elasticity problems.
tion, thermal processing, and finishing of ceramic materials
Develop basic concepts of fracture mechanics. Prerequisite:
will be covered. Principles will be illustrated by case studies
EGGN320 or equivalent, MACS315 or equivalent. 3 hours
on specific ceramic materials. A project to design a ceramic
lecture; e semester hours. Semester to be offered: Spring
fabrication process is required. Field trips to local ceramic
manufacturing operations are included. Prerequisites:
MLGN519/MTGN419. NON-CRYSTALLINE
MTGN311, MTGN331, and MTGN412/MLGN512 or
MATERIALS (II) An introduction to the principles of glass
consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
science-and-engineering and non-crystalline materials in
general. Glass formation, structure, crystallization and prop-
MLGN550/MLGN450. STATISTICAL PROCESS CON-
erties will be covered, along with a survey of commercial
TROL AND DESIGN OF EXPERIMENTS (II) An intro-
glass compositions, manufacturing processes and applica-
duction to statistical process control, process capability
tions. Prerequisites: MTGN311 or MLGN501, MLGN512/
analysis and experimental design techniques. Statistical
MTGN412, or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture;
process control theory and techniques will be developed and
3 semester hours.
applied to control charts for variables and attributes involved
in process control and evaluation. Process capability concepts
MLGN522/PHGN441. SOLID STATE PHYSICS APPLICA-
will be developed and applied for the evaluation of manu-
TIONS AND PHENOMENA Continuation of MLGN502/
facturing processes. The theory and application of designed
PHGN440 with an emphasis on applications of the principles
experiments will be developed and applied for full factorial
of solid state physics to practical properties of materials
experiments, fractional factorial experiments, screening ex-
including optical properties, superconductivity, dielectric
periments, multilevel experiments and mixture experiments.
properties, magnetism, noncrystalline structure, and inter-
Analysis of designed experiments will be carried out by
faces. Graduate students in physics cannot receive credit for
graphical and statistical techniques. Computer software will
MLGN522, only PHGN441. Prerequisite: MLGN502/
be utilized for statistical process control and for the design
PHGN440. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours. Those receiving
and analysis of experiments. Prerequisite: Consent of Instruc-
graduate credit will be required to submit a term paper, in addi-
tor. 3 hours lecture, 3 semester hours
tion to satisfying all of the other requirements of the course.
MLGN530/CHGN430/CRGN415. INTRODUCTION TO
POLYMER SCIENCE (I) An introduction to the chemistry
and physics of macromolecules. Topics include the properties
and statistics of polymer solutions, measurements of molecu-
lar weights, molecular weight distributions, properties of
bulk polymers, mechanisms of polymer formation, and prop-
erties of thermosets and thermoplasts including elastomers.
Prerequisite: CHGN327 or consent of instructor. 3 hours lec-
ture; 3 semester hours.
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Mathematical and Computer Sciences
MACS224. CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS AND ENGI-
Freshman Year
NEERS III HONORS(AP) (I) Early introduction of vectors,
MACS100. INTRODUCTORY TOPICS FOR CALCULUS
linear algebra, multivariable calculus with an introduction to
(S) An introduction and/or review of topics which are essen-
Mathematica. Vector fields, line and surface integrals. Pre-
tial to the background of an undergraduate student at CSM.
requisite: Consent of Department Head. 4 hours lecture;
This course serves as a preparatory course for the Calculus
4 semester hours.
curriculum and includes material from Algebra, Trigonom-
MACS260 FORTRAN PROGRAMMING (I, II) Computer
etry, Mathematical Analysis, and Calculus. Topics include
programming in Fortran90/95 with applications to science
basic algebra and equation solving, solutions of inequalities,
and engineering. Program design and structure, problem
trigonometric functions and identities, functions of a single
analysis, debugging, program testing. Language skills: arith-
variable, continuity, and limits of functions. Prerequisite:
metic, input/output, branching and looping, functions, arrays,
Consent of Instructor. 1 semester hour.
data types. Introduction to operating systems. Prerequisite:
MACS111. CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS AND ENGI-
none. 2 hours lecture; 2 semester hours.
NEERS I (I, II, S) First course in the calculus sequence,
MACS261 PROGRAMMING CONCEPTS (I, II, S) Com-
including elements of plane geometry. Functions, limits, con-
puter Programming in a contemporary language such as C++
tinuity, derivatives and their application. Definite and indefi-
or Java, using software engineering techniques. Problem solv-
nite integrals; Prerequisite: precalculus. 4 hours lecture; 4
ing, program design, documentation, debugging practices.
semester hours. Approved for Colorado Guaranteed General
Language skills: input/output, control, repetition, functions,
Education transfer. Equivalency for GT-MA1.
files, classes and abstract data types, arrays, and pointers. In-
MACS112. CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS AND ENGI-
troduction to operating systems and object-oriented program-
NEERS II (I, II, S) Vectors, applications and techniques of
ming. Application to problems in science and engineering.
integration, infinite series, and an introduction to multivariate
Prerequisite: none. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
functions and surfaces. Prerequisite: MACS111. 4 hours lec-
MACS262 DATA STRUCTURES (I, II, S) Defining and
ture; 4 semester hours. Approved for Colorado Guaranteed
using data structures such as linked lists, stacks, queues,
General Education transfer. Equivalency for GT-MA1.
binary trees, binary heap, hash tables. Introduction to algo-
MACS122. CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS AND ENGI-
rithm analysis, with emphasis on sorting and search routines.
NEERS II HONORS (I) Same topics as those covered in
Language skills: abstract data types, templates and inheritance.
MACS112 but with additional material and problems. Prerequi-
Prerequisite: MACS261. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
site: Consent of Department. 4 hours lecture; 4 semester hours.
MACS298. SPECIAL TOPICS (I, II, S) Selected topics
MACS198. SPECIAL TOPICS (I, II, S) Pilot course or spe-
chosen from special interests of instructor and students.
cial topics course. Topics chosen from special interests of in-
Prerequisite: Consent of Department Head. 1 to 3 semester
structor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is offered only
hours.
once. Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor. Variable credit: 1 to
MACS299. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II, S) Individual
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 sub-
research or special problem projects supervised by a faculty
ject matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: Indepen-
member; also, when a student and instructor agree on a sub-
dent Study form must be completed and submitted to the
ject matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: Indepen-
Registrar. Variable Credit: 1 to 6 credit hours.
dent Study form must be completed and submitted to the
Junior Year
Registrar. Variable Credit: 1 to 6 credit hours.
MACS306. SOFTWARE ENGINEERING (I, II) Introduc-
Sophomore Year
tion to the software life cycle, including planning, design,
MACS213. CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS AND ENGI-
implementation and testing. Topics include top down pro-
NEERS III (I, II, S) Multivariable calculus, including partial
gram design, problem decomposition, iterative refinement,
derivatives, multiple integration, and vector calculus. Prerequi-
program modularity and abstract data types. Course work
site: MACS112 or MACS122. 4 hours lecture; 4 semester
emphasizes good programming practices via models, metrics
hours. Approved for Colorado Guaranteed General Education
and documents created and used throughout the software
transfer. Equivalency for GT-MA1.
engineering process. Prerequisite: MACS262. 3 hours lec-
ture; 3 semester hours.
MACS223. CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS AND ENGI-
NEERS III HONORS (II) Same topics as those covered in
MACS315. DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS (I, II, S) Classi-
MACS213 but with additional material and problems. Pre-
cal techniques for first and higher order equations and systems
requisite: Consent of Department Head. 4 hours lecture;
of equations. Laplace transforms. Phase plane and stability
4 semester hours.
analysis of non-linear equations and systems. Applications to
physics, mechanics, electrical engineering, and environmen-
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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. This
error, discrete and continuous probability models, interval
course cannot be used as a MACS elective by MACS majors.
estimation, hypothesis testing, and linear regression with
Prerequisite: MACS315. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
emphasis on applications to science and engineering. Pre-
MACS358. DISCRETE MATHEMATICS & ALGEBRAIC
requisite:. MACS213 or MACS223. 3 hours lecture;
STRUCTURES (I, II) This course is an introductory course
3 semester hours.
in discrete mathematics and algebraic structures. Topics in-
MACS324. PROBABILITY AND STATISTICS FOR ENGI-
clude: formal logic; proofs, recursion, analysis of algorithms;
NEERS II (II) Continuation of MACS323. Multiple regres-
sets and combinatorics; relations, functions, and matrices;
sion analysis, analysis of variance, basic experimental design,
Boolean algebra and computer logic; trees, graphs, finite-
and distribution-free methods. Applications emphasized. Pre-
state machines and regular languages. Prerequisite: MACS213
requisite: MACS323 or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture;
or MACS223. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
3 semester hours.
MACS370. FIELD COURSE (S) This is the department’s
MACS325. DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS WITH HONORS
capstone course where the students apply their course work
(II) Same topics as those covered in MACS315 but with
knowledge to a challenging applied problem in mathematics
additional material and problems. Prerequisite: Consent of
or computer science. In this course they analyze, modify and
department. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
solve a significant applied problem. The students work in
groups of three or four for a period of six forty hour weeks.
MACS332. LINEAR ALGEBRA (I, II) Systems of linear
By the end of the field session they must have a finished
equations, matrices, determinants and eigen- values. Linear
product with appropriate supporting documents. At a mini-
operators. Abstract vector spaces. Applications selected from
mum CS students should have completed coursework through
linear programming, physics, graph theory, and other fields.
MACS306 and Mathematics students should have course-
Prerequisite: MACS213 or MACS223. 3 hours lecture; 3 se-
work through MACS323 and 332. Prerequisite: Consent of
mester hours.
Instructor. 6-week summer field session; 6 semester hours.
MACS333. INTRODUCTION TO MATHEMATICAL
MACS398. SPECIAL TOPICS (I, II, S) Selected topics
MODELING. (II) This course gives students the opportunity
chosen from special interests of instructor and students.
to build mathematical models of real-world phenomena. It
Prerequisite: Consent of Department Head. 1 to 3 semester
considers several practical problems drawn from engineering
hours.
and the sciences. For each, the problem is defined and then
the student discovers how the underlying principles lead to a
MACS399. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II, S) Individual
mathematical model. The course concentrates on difference
research or special problem projects supervised by a faculty
and differential equation models. In each case, the student
member given agreement on a subject matter, content, and
solves the model and analyzes how the model and its solu-
credit hours. Prerequisite: Independent Study form must be
tions are useful in understanding the original problem. Pre-
completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable Credit:
requisites: MACS315 or consent of instructor. 3 hours
1 to 6 credit hours.
lecture; 3 semester hours.
Senior Year
MACS340. COOPERATIVE EDUCATION (I, II, S) Super-
MACS400. PRINCIPLES OF PROGRAMMING LAN-
vised, full-time engineering-related employment for a con-
GUAGES (I, II) Study of the principles relating to design,
tinuous six-month period (or its equivalent) in which specific
evaluation and implementation of programming languages
educational objectives are achieved. Prerequisite: Second
of historical and technical interest, considered as individual
semester sophomore status and a cumulative grade point
entities and with respect to their relationships to other
average of at least 2.00. 0 to 3 semester hours. Cooperative
languages. Topics discussed for each language include: his-
Education credit does not count toward graduation except
tory, design, structural organization, data structures, name
under special conditions.
structures, control structures, syntactic structures, and imple-
mentation of issues. The primary languages discussed are
MACS341. MACHINE ORGANIZATION AND ASSEM-
FORTRAN, PASCAL, LISP, ADA, C/C++, JAVA, PROLOG,
BLY LANGUAGE PROGRAMMING (I, II) Covers the
PERL. Prerequisite: MACS262. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester
basic concepts of computer architecture and organization.
hours.
Topics include machine level instructions and operating sys-
tem calls used to write programs in assembly language. This
MACS401 REAL ANALYSIS (I) This course is a first
course provides insight into the way computers operate at the
course in real analysis that lays out the context and motiva-
machine level. Prerequisite: MACS261. 3 hours lecture; 3 se-
tion of analysis in terms of the transition from power series
mester hours.
to those less predictable series. The course is taught from a
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historical perspective. It covers an introduction to the real
construction of demonstration prototypes of expert systems.
numbers, sequences and series and their convergence, real-
Prerequisite: MACS262, MACS358. 3 hours lecture; 3 se-
valued functions and their continuity and differentiability,
mester hours.
sequences of functions and their pointwise and uniform con-
MACS428. APPLIED PROBABILITY (II) Basic proba-
vergence, and Riemann-Stieltjes integration theory. Prerequi-
bility. Probabilistic modeling. Discrete and continuous
site: MACS213 or MACS223 and MACS332. 3 hours lecture;
probability models and their application to engineering and
3 semester hours.
scientific problems. Empirical distributions, probability plot-
MACS403. DATA BASE MANAGEMENT (I) Design and
ting, and testing of distributional assumptions. Prerequisite:
evaluation of information storage and retrieval systems,
MACS213 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 languages,
both continuous and discrete mathematical models. These
and data storage facilities. General organization of files in-
methods will be applied to population dynamics, epidemic
cluding lists, inverted lists and trees. System security and
spread, pharmcokinetics and modeling of physiologic systems.
system recovery, and system definition. Interfacing host lan-
Modern Control Theory will be introduced and used to model
guage to data base systems. Prerequisite: MACS262. 3 hours
living systems. Some concepts related to self-organizing
lecture; 3 semester hours.
systems will be introduced. Prerequisite: MACS315.
MACS404. ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE (I) General in-
3 hours lecture, 3 semester hours.
vestigation of the Artificial Intelligence field. During the first
MACS434. INTRODUCTION TO PROBABILITY (I) An
part of the course a working knowledge of the LISP pro-
introduction to the theory of probability essential for prob-
gramming language is developed. Several methods used in
lems in science and engineering. Topics include axioms of
artificial intelligence such as search strategies, knowledge
probability, combinatorics, conditional probability and inde-
representation, logic and probabilistic reasoning are devel-
pendence, discrete and continuous probability density func-
oped and applied to problems. Learning is discussed and
tions, 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.
MACS213 or 223. 3 hours lecture, 3 semester hours.
MACS406. DESIGN AND ANALYSIS OF ALGORITHMS
MACS435: 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 in-
piece one at a time for optimality. Dynamic programming:
clude 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: MACS434 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.
MACS440. 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,
The students will be taught how to solve scientific problems.
conditioning and stability, solution techniques (Gaussian
They will be introduced to various software and hardware
elimination, LU factorization, iterative methods) of linear
issues related to high performance computing. Prerequisite:
algebraic 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
MACS441. COMPUTER GRAPHICS (I) Data structures
multivariate quadrature, numerical methods for initial value
suitable for the representation of structures, maps, three-
problems in ordinary differential equations. Emphasis is on
dimensional plots. Algorithms required for windowing, color
problem solving using efficient numerical methods in scien-
plots, hidden surface and line, perspective drawings. Survey
tific computing. Prerequisite: MACS315 and knowledge of
of graphics software and hardware systems. Prerequisite:
computer programming. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
MACS262. 3 hours lecture, 3 semester hours.
MACS411. INTRODUCTION TO EXPERT SYSTEMS (II)
MACS442. OPERATING SYSTEMS (I, II) Covers the basic
General investigation of the field of expert systems. The first
concepts and functionality of batch, timesharing and single-
part of the course is devoted to designing expert systems. The
user operating system components, file systems, processes,
last half of the course is implementation of the design and
protection and scheduling. Representative operating systems
are studied in detail. Actual operating system components are
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programmed on a representative processor. This course pro-
MACS462. SENIOR SEMINAR II (II) Students present
vides insight into the internal structure of operating systems;
topics orally and write research papers using undergraduate
emphasis is on concepts and techniques which are valid for
mathematical and computer sciences techniques, emphasizing
all computers. Prerequisite: MACS262, MACS341. 3 hours
critical analysis of assumptions and models. Prerequisite: Con-
lecture; 3 semester hours.
sent of Department Head. 1 hour seminar; 1 semester hour.
MACS443. ADVANCED PROGRAMMING CONCEPTS
MACS471. COMPUTER NETWORKS I (I) This intro-
USING JAVA. (I, II) This course will quickly review pro-
duction to computer networks covers the fundamentals of
gramming constructs using the syntax and semantics of the
computer communications, using TCP/IP standardized proto-
Java programming language. It will compare the constructs
cols as the main case study. The application layer and trans-
of Java with other languages and discuss program design and
port layer of communication protocols will be covered in
implementation. Object oriented programming concepts will
depth. Detailed topics include application layer protocols
be reviewed and applications, applets, servlets, graphical user
(HTTP, FTP, SMTP, and DNS), reliable data transfer, con-
interfaces, threading, exception handling, JDBC, and network-
nection management, and congestion control. In addition,
ing as implemented in Java will be discussed. The basics of
students will build a computer network from scratch and
the Java Virtual Machine will be presented. Prerequisites:
program client/server network applications. Prerequisite:
MACS261, MACS262. 3 hours lecture, 3 semester hours
MACS442 or permission of instructor. 3 hours lecture,
MACS445. WEB PROGRAMMING (II) Web Programming
3 semester hours.
is a course for programmers who want to develop Web-based
MACS491. UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH (I) Individ-
applications. It covers basic web site design extended by
ual investigation under the direction of a department faculty
client-side and server-side programming. Students should
member. Written report required for credit. Prerequisite:
know the elements of HTML and Web architecture and be
Consent of Department Head. 1 to 3 semester hours, no
able to program in a high level language such as C++ or Java.
more than 6 in a degree program.
The course builds on this knowledge by presenting topics
MACS492. UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH (II) Individ-
such as Cascading Style Sheets, JavaScript, PERL and data-
ual investigation under the direction of a department faculty
base connectivity that will allow the students to develop
member. Written report required for credit. Prerequisite:
dynamic Web applications. Prerequisites: Fluency in a high
Consent of Department Head. 1 to 3 semester hours, no
level computer language/Permission of instructor. 3 hours
more than 6 in a degree program.
lecture, 3 semester hours.
MACS498. SPECIAL TOPICS (I, II, S) Selected topics
MACS454. COMPLEX ANALYSIS (I) The complex plane.
chosen from special interests of instructor and students.
Analytic functions, harmonic functions. Mapping by elemen-
Prerequisite: Consent of Department Head. 1 to 3 semester
tary functions. Complex integration, power series, calculus
hours.
of residues. Conformal mapping. Prerequisite: MACS315.
3 hours lecture, 3 semester hours.
MACS499. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II, S) Individual
research or special problem projects supervised by a faculty
MACS455. PARTIAL DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS (II)
member; also, given agreement on a subject matter, content,
Linear partial differential equations, with emphasis on the
and credit hours. Prerequisite: Independent Study form must
classical second-order equations: wave equation, heat equa-
be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable Credit:
tion, Laplace’s equation. Separation of variables, Fourier
1 to 6 credit hours.
methods, Sturm-Liouville problems. Prerequisite: MACS315.
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
MACS461. SENIOR SEMINAR I (I) Students present
topics orally and write research papers using undergraduate
mathematical and computer sciences techniques, emphasizing
critical analysis of assumptions and models. Prerequisite: Con-
sent of Department Head. 1 hour seminar; 1 semester hour.
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The Guy T. McBride, Jr. Honors
cal issues to socio-economic and religious aspects of society
Program in Public Affairs for
and explore the moral and social consequences of technologi-
cal 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
TION Study of the paradoxes in the human condition ex-
policy, using a case study approach to guide students to
pressed in significant texts in classics, literature, moral
understand the various aspects of policy making and the
philosophy, and history (HNRS101A); drama and music,
participants in the process. As an outcome of this seminar,
both classical and contemporary (HNRS101B); or history,
students will have the ability to engage in informed, critical
biography, and fiction (HNRS101C). The seminar will en-
analyses of public policy, and will understand the process
courage a value-oriented approach to the texts. Incoming
and how they may become involved in it. Students should
students choose only one section. Prerequisite: Freshman
expect to spend spring break in Washington, D.C., as part of
status in the McBride Honors Program. 3 hours seminar;
this seminar. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
3 semester hours.
HNRS301B FOREIGN AREA STUDY A survey of current
HNRS200A. CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY: A STUDY
public policy issues of a selected country or region, based on
OF DIVERSE CULTURES A study of cultures within the
a broad survey of history and culture as well as contemporary
United States and abroad and the behavior of people. The
social, technological, economic and political trends. The
seminar will emphasize the roles of languages, religions,
areas that might be studied in a three year rotation include:
moral values, and legal and economic systems in the cultures
Far East (China and Taiwan or Hong Kong, Indonesia and/or
selected for inquiry. Prerequisite: Sophomore status in the
Malaysia), Latin America (Brazil or Chile), Middle East/
McBride Honors Program. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
Africa (Turkey or South Africa). Students taking this seminar
HNRS201A. COMPARATIVE POLITICAL AND ECO-
in preparation for a McBride sponsored trip abroad might be
NOMIC SYSTEMS This course constitutes a comparative
able to take a brief intensive language course before departure.
study of the interrelationships between political and eco-
3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
nomic systems in theory and practice. Totalitarianism,
HNRS400A. MCBRIDE PRACTICUM: INTERNSHIP
authoritarianism, democracy, anarchy, socialism, and com-
An off-campus practicum which may include an internship
munism will be examined in their historical and theoretical
in a company, government agency, or public service organi-
contexts and compared with baseline concepts of what con-
zation (domestic or foreign), The practicum must have prior
stitutes a political system. Economics will be studied from a
approval of the Principal Tutor. All students completing a
historical/developmental approach, examining classical and
practicum are expected to keep an extensive journal, write a
neo-classical economics and theories of major western econ-
professional report detailing, analyzing, and evaluating their
omists, including Smith, Marx, and Keynes. Specific nation
experiences, and secure a supervisor’s evaluation. 3 hours
or area case studies will be used to integrate concepts and to
seminar; 3 semester hours.
explore possible new global conditions which define the roles
of governments and other institutions in the development,
HNRS401A. STUDY OF LEADERSHIP AND POWER
planning, and control of economic activities and social pol-
An intellectual examination into the nature of leadership and
icy. Prerequisites: Sophomore status in the McBride Honors
power. Focuses on understanding and interpreting the leader-
Program; HNRS101, HNRS200 or permission of instructor.
ship role, both its potential and its limitations, in various
3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
historical, literary, political, socio-economic, and cultural
contexts. Exemplary leaders and their antitypes are analyzed.
HNRS300A. INTERNATIONAL POLITICAL ECONOMY
Characteristics of leaders are related to their cultural and
International political economy is the study of the dynamic
temporal context. This course will ask questions regarding
relationships between nation-states and the global market-
the morality of power and its uses. Leadership in technical
place. Topics include: international and world politics,
and non-technical environments will be compared and con-
money and international finance, international trade, multi-
trasted. Additionally, power and empowerment, and the com-
national and global corporations, global development, transi-
plications of becoming or of confronting a leader are
tion economies and societies, and developing economies and
scrutinized. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
societies. Prerequisites: EBGN201, HNRS201. 3 hours semi-
nar; 3 semester hours.
HNRS401B. CONFLICT RESOLUTION An in-depth look
at creative, non-violent, non-litigious, win-win ways to handle
HNRS300B. TECHNOLOGY AND SOCIO-ECONOMIC
conflicts in personal, business, environmental and govern-
CHANGE A critical analysis of the interactions among
mental settings. The class will learn concepts, theories and
science, technology, and values and institutions. The seminar
methods of conflict resolution, study past and present cases,
will study the role of technology in society and will debate
and observe on-going conflict resolution efforts in the Denver
the implications of technology transfer from developed to
area. 3 hour seminar. 3 semester hours.
developing nations. Students will learn to relate technologi-
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HNRS402A. SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, AND ETHICS. A
Metallurgical and Materials
comprehensive inquiry into ethical and moral issues raised
Engineering
by modern science and technology. Issues covered include:
Freshman Year
the contention that science is value neutral; the particular
MTGN198. SPECIAL TOPICS IN METALLURGICAL
sorts of ethical problems faced by engineers in their public
AND MATERIALS ENGINEERING (I, II) Pilot course or
and political roles in deciding uses of materials and energy;
special topics course. Topics chosen from special interests of
the personal problems faced in the development of a career in
instructor(s) and student(s). The course topic is generally
science and technology; the moral dilemmas inherent in
offered only once. Prerequisite: Instructor consent. 1 to 3
using natural forms and energies for human purposes; and
semester hours.
the technologically dominated modern civilization. 3 hours
seminar; 3 semester hours.
MTGN199. 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 specific
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. PARTICULATE MATERIALS PROCESSING
(S) Field session. Characterization and production of par-
ticles. Physical and interfacial phenomena associated with
particulate processes. Applications to metal and ceramic
powder processing. Laboratory projects and plant visits.
Prerequisites: DCGN209. 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: Consent of Instructor. 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 specific
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 in-
clude steel selection, heat treatment, mechanical properties,
casting design and alloys, casting defects, welding materials
and processes selection, weld defects, weld design, forms of
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corrosion protection, stainless steel, mechanical forming,
action equilibria with examples in alloy systems and slags.
aluminum and copper alloy systems, and metal failure identi-
Predictions of phase stabilities. Thermodynamic principles of
fication. This course is designed for students from outside the
phase diagrams in material systems, defect equilibrium and
Metallurgical and Materials Engineering Department. Pre-
interactions. Prerequisite: DCGN209. 4 hours lecture; 4 se-
requisite: Consent of Instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester
mester hours.
hours.
MTGN352. METALLURGICAL AND MATERIALS
MTGN302. FOUNDRY METALLURGY LABORATORY
KINETICS (II) Introduction to reaction kinetics: chemical
(II) Experiments in the foundry designed to supplement the
kinetics, atomic and molecular diffusion, surface thermo-
lectures of MTGN300. Co-requisite: MTGN300. 3 hours lab;
dynamics and kinetics of interfaces and nucleation-and-
1 semester hour.
growth. Applications to materials processing and performance
MTGN311. STRUCTURE OF MATERIALS (I) (WI)
aspects associated with gas/solid reactions, precipitation and
Principles of crystallography and crystal chemistry. Charac-
dissolution behavior, oxidation and corrosion, purification of
terization of crystalline materials using X-ray diffraction
semiconductors, carburizing of steel, formation of p-n junc-
techniques. Applications to include compound identification,
tions and other important materials systems. Prerequisite:
lattice parameter measurement, orientation of single crystals,
MTGN351. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
and crystal structure determination. Laboratory experiments
MTGN381. INTRODUCTION TO PHASE EQUILIBRIA
to supplement the lectures. Prerequisites: PHGN200/210 and
IN MATERIALS SYSTEMS (I) Review of the concepts of
SYGN202. 3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 4 semester hours.
chemical equilibrium and derivation of the Gibbs Phase Rule.
MTGN334. CHEMICAL PROCESSING OF MATERIALS
Application of the Gibbs Phase Rule to interpreting one, two
(II) Development and application of fundamental principles
and three component Phase Equilibrium Diagrams. Appli-
related to the processing of metals and materials by thermo-
cation to alloy and ceramic materials systems. Emphasis on
chemical and aqueous and fused salt electrochemical/chemical
the evolution of phases and their amounts and the resulting
routes. The course material is presented within the framework
microstructural development. Prerequisite/Co-requisite:
of a formalism that examines the physical chemistry, thermo-
MTGN351. 2 hours lecture; 2 semester hours.
dynamics, reaction mechanisms and kinetics inherent to a
MTGN390/EGGN390. MATERIALS AND MANUFAC-
wide selection of chemical-processing systems. This general
TURING PROCESSES (I, II, S) Engineering materials and
formalism provides for a transferable knowledge-base to
the manufacturing processes used in their conversion into a
other systems not specifically covered in the course. Pre-
product or structure as critical considerations in design. Prop-
requisite: MTGN351. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
erties, characteristics, typical selection criteria, and applica-
MTGN340. COOPERATIVE EDUCATION (I, II, S) Super-
tions are reviewed for ferrous and nonferrous metals, plastics
vised, full-time, engineering-related employment for a con-
and composites. Characteristics, features, and economics of
tinuous six-month period (or its equivalent) in which specific
basic shaping operations are addressed with regard to their
educational objectives are achieved. Prerequisite: Second-
limitations and applications and the types of processing
semester sophomore status and a cumulative grade-point
equipment available. Related technology such as measure-
average of at least 2.00. 1 to 3 semester hours. Cooperative
ment and inspection procedures, numerical control systems
Education credit does not count toward graduation except
and automated operations are introduced concomitantly. Pre-
under special conditions.
requisite: EGGN320 and SYGN202 or Consent of Instructor.
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
MTGN348. MICROSTRUCTURAL DEVELOPMENT (II)
Introduction to the relationships between microstructure
MTGN398. SPECIAL TOPICS IN METALLURGICAL
and properties of materials, with emphasis on metals. Funda-
AND MATERIALS ENGINEERING (I, II) Pilot course or
mentals of imperfections in crystalline materials, phase
special topics course. Topics chosen from special interests of
equlibria, recrystallization and grain growth, strengthening
instructor(s) and student(s). The course topic is generally
mechanisms, and phase transformations. Laboratory sessions
offered only once. Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor. 1 to
devoted to experiments illustrating the fundamentals presented
3 semester hours.
in the lectures. Prerequisites: MTGN311 and MTGN351.
MTGN399. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Independent
3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 4 semester hours.
work leading to a comprehensive report. This work may take
MTGN351. METALLURGICAL AND MATERIALS
the form of conferences, library, and laboratory work. Choice
THERMODYNAMICS (I) Applications of thermodynamics
of problem is arranged between student and a specific
in extractive and physical metallurgy and materials science.
Department faculty-member. Prerequisite: Selection of topic
Thermodynamics of solutions including solution models,
with consent of faculty supervisor; “Independent Study
calculation of activities from phase diagrams, and measure-
Form” must be completed and submitted to Registrar. 1 to
ments of thermodynamic properties of alloys and slags. Re-
3 semester hours.
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Senior Year
with materials of construction. Prerequisite: Consent of
MTGN403. SENIOR THESIS (I, II) Two semester individual
Instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
research under the direction of members of the Metallurgical
MTGN419/MLGN519. NON-CRYSTALLINE MATERIALS
and Materials Engineering staff. Work may include library
(II) Introduction to the principles of glass science-and-
and laboratory research on topics of relevance. Oral presen-
engineering and non-crystalline materials in general. Glass
tation will be given at the end of the second semester and
formation, structure, crystallization and properties will be
written thesis submitted to the committee for evaluation. Pre-
covered, along with a survey of commercial glass composi-
requisites: Senior standing in the Department of Metallurgical
tions, manufacturing processes and applications. Prerequi-
and Materials Engineering and Consent of Department Head.
sites: MTGN311 or MLGN501, MLGN512/MTGN412, or
6 semester hours (3 hours per semester).
Consent of Instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
MTGN412/MLGN512. CERAMIC ENGINEERING (I)
MTGN422. PROCESS ANALYSIS AND DEVELOPMENT
Application of engineering principles to nonmetallic and
(II) Aspects of process development, plant design and man-
ceramic materials. Processing of raw materials and produc-
agement. Prerequisite: MTGN331. Co-requisite: MTGN424
tion of ceramic bodies, glazes, glasses, enamels, and cements.
or Consent of Instructor. 2 hours lecture; 2 semester hours.
Firing processes and reactions in glass bonded as well as me-
chanically bonded systems. Prerequisite: MTGN348. 3 hours
MTGN424. PROCESS ANALYSIS AND DEVELOPMENT
lecture; 3 semester hours.
LABORATORY (II) Projects to accompany the lectures in
MTGN422. Prerequisite: MTGN422 or Consent of Instruc-
MTGN414/MLGN544. PROCESSING OF CERAMICS (II)
tor. 3 hours lab; 1 semester hour.
Principles of ceramic processing and the relationship be-
tween processing and microstructure. Raw materials and
MTGN430. PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY OF IRON AND
raw materials preparation, forming and fabrication, thermal
STEELMAKING (I) Physical chemistry principles of blast
processing, and finishing of ceramic materials will be cov-
furnace and direct reduction production of iron and refining
ered. Principles will be illustrated by case studies on specific
of iron to steel. Discussion of raw materials, productivity,
ceramic materials. A project to design a ceramic fabrication
impurity removal, deoxidation, alloy additions, and ladle
process is required. Field trips to local ceramic manufactur-
metallurgy. Prerequisite: MTGN334. 3 hours lecture; 3 se-
ing operations. Prerequisites: MTGN311, and MTGN412/
mester hours.
MLGN 512 or Consent of the Instructor. 3 hours lecture;
MTGN431. HYDRO- AND ELECTRO-METALLURGY (I)
3 semester hours.
Physicochemical principles associated with the extraction
MTGN415/MLGN515. ELECTRICAL PROPERTIES AND
and refining of metals by hydro- and electrometallurgical
APPLICATIONS OF MATERIALS (II) Survey of the elec-
techniques. Discussion of unit processes in hydrometallurgy,
trical properties of materials, and the applications of materials
electrowinning, and electrorefining. Analysis of integrated
as electrical circuit components. The effects of chemistry,
flowsheets for the recovery of nonferrous metals. Prerequi-
processing and microstructure on the electrical properties.
sites: MTGN334, MTGN351 and MTGN352. Co-requisite:
Functions, performance requirements and testing methods of
MTGN461, MTGN433 or Consent of Instructor. 2 hours lec-
materials for each type of circuit component. General topics
ture; 2 semester hours.
covered are conductors, resistors, insulators, capacitors, energy
MTGN432. PYROMETALLURGY (II) Extraction and re-
convertors, magnetic materials and integrated circuits. Pre-
fining of metals including emerging practices. Modifications
requisites: PHGN200, MTGN311 or MLGN501, MTGN4l2/
driven by environmental regulations and by energy mini-
MLGN512, or Consent of Instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 se-
mization. Analysis and design of processes and the impact
mester hours.
of economic constraints. Prerequisite: MTGN334. 3 hours
MTGN416/MLGN516. PROPERTIES OF CERAMICS (II)
lecture; 3 semester hours.
Survey of the properties of ceramic materials and how these
MTGN433. HYDRO- AND ELECTRO-METALLURGY
properties are determined by the chemical structure (compo-
LABORATORY (I) Experiments designed to supplement the
sition), crystal structure, and the microstructure of crystalline
lectures in MTGN431. Co-requisite: MTGN431 or Consent
ceramics and glasses. Thermal, optical, and mechanical prop-
of Instructor. 3 hours lab; 1 semester hours.
erties of single-phase and multiphase ceramics, including
MTGN434. DESIGN AND ECONOMICS OF METALLUR-
composites, are covered. Prerequisites: PHGN200, MTGN311
GICAL PLANTS (II) Design of metallurgical processing
or MLGN501, MTGN4l2 or Consent of Instructor. 3 hours
systems. Methods for estimating process costs and profitabil-
lecture, 3 semester hours.
ity. Performance, selection, and design of process equipment.
MTGN417. REFRACTORY MATERIALS (I) Refractory
Integration of process units into a working plant and its eco-
materials in metallurgical construction. Oxide phase diagrams
nomics, construction, and operation. Market research and
for analyzing the behavior of metallurgical slags in contact
surveys. Prerequisites: DCGN209, MTGN351 or Consent of
Instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
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MTGN436. CONTROL AND INSTRUMENTATION OF
rosion protection including cathodic and anodic protection
METALLURGICAL PROCESSES (II) Analysis of processes
and coatings. Examples, from various industries, of corrosion
for metal extraction and refining using classical and direct-
problems and solutions. Prerequisite: DCGN209. 3 hours
search optimization methods and classical process control with
lecture; 3 semester hours
the aid of chemical functions and thermodynamic transfer
MTGN452. CERAMIC AND METAL MATRIX COM-
operations. Examples from processes in physicochemical and
POSITES Introduction to the synthesis, processing, struc-
physical metallurgy. Prerequisite: MTGN334 or Consent of
ture, properties and performance of ceramic and metal matrix
Instructor. Co-requisite: MTGN438 or Consent of Instructor.
composites. Survey of various types of composites, and cor-
2 hours lecture; 2 semester hours.
relation between processing, structural architecture and prop-
MTGN438. CONTROL AND INSTRUMENTATION OF
erties. Prerequisites: MTGN311, MTGN331, MTGN348,
METALLURGICAL PROCESSES LABORATORY (II)
MTGN351. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours
Experiments designed to supplement the lectures in
MTGN453. PRINCIPLES OF INTEGRATED CIRCUIT
MTGN436. Prerequisite: MTGN436 or Consent of
PROCESSING (I) Introduction to the electrical conductivity
Instructor. 3 hours lab; 1 semester hour.
of semiconductor materials; qualitative discussion of active
MTGN442. ENGINEERING ALLOYS (II) This course is
semiconductor devices; discussion of the steps in integrated
intended to be an important component of the physical metal-
circuit fabrication; detailed investigation of the materials sci-
lurgy sequence, to reinforce and integrate principles from
ence and engineering principles involved in the various steps
earlier courses, and enhance the breadth and depth of under-
of VLSI device fabrication; a presentation of device packag-
standing of concepts in a wide variety of alloy systems.
ing techniques and the processes and principles involved.
Metallic systems considered include iron and steels, copper,
Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semes-
aluminum, titanium, superalloys, etc. Phase stability, micro-
ter hours.
structural evolution and structure/property relationships are
MTGN456. ELECTRON MICROSCOPY (II) Introduction
emphasized. Prerequisite: MTGN348 or Consent of Instruc-
to electron optics and the design and application of transmis-
tor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
sion and scanning electron microscopes. Interpretation of
MTGN445/MLGN505*. MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF
images produced by various contrast mechanisms. Electron
MATERIALS (I) Mechanical properties and relationships.
diffraction analysis and the indexing of electron diffraction
Plastic deformation of crystalline materials. Relationships of
patterns. Prerequisite: MTGN311 or Consent of Instructor.
microstructures to mechanical strength. Fracture, creep, and
Co-requisite: MTGN458. 2 hours lecture; 2 semester hours.
fatigue. Laboratory sessions devoted to advanced mechanical-
MTGN458. ELECTRON MICROSCOPY LABORATORY
testing techniques to illustrate the application of the funda-
(II) Laboratory exercises to illustrate specimen preparation
mentals presented in the lectures. Prerequisite: MTGN348.
techniques, microscope operation, and the interpretation of
3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 4/3* semester hours. *This is a
images produced from a variety of specimens, and to supple-
3 semester-hours graduate-course in the Materials Science
ment the lectures in MTGN456. Co-requisite: MTGN456.
Program (ML) and a 4 semester-hours undergraduate-course
3 hours lab; 1 semester hour.
in the MTGN program.
MTGN461. TRANSPORT PHENOMENA AND REACTOR
MTGN450/MLGN550. STATISTICAL PROCESS CONTROL
DESIGN FOR METALLURGICAL-AND-MATERIALS
AND DESIGN OF EXPERIMENTS (I) Introduction to sta-
ENGINEERS (I) Introduction to the conserved-quantities:
tistical process control, process capability analysis and exper-
momentum, heat, and mass transfer, and application of chem-
imental design techniques. Statistical process control theory
ical kinetics to elementary reactor-design. Examples from
and techniques developed and applied to control charts for
materials processing and process metallurgy. Molecular
variables and attributes involved in process control and eval-
transport properties: viscosity, thermal conductivity, and
uation. Process capability concepts developed and applied to
mass diffusivity of materials encountered during processing
the evaluation of manufacturing processes. Theory of de-
operations. Uni-directional transport: problem formulation
signed experiments developed and applied to full factorial
based on the required balance of the conserved- quantity ap-
experiments, fractional factorial experiments, screening ex-
plied to a control-volume. Prediction of velocity, temperature
periments, multilevel experiments and mixture experiments.
and concentration profiles. Equations of change: continuity,
Analysis of designed experiments by graphical and statistical
motion, and energy. Transport with two independent variables
techniques. Introduction to computer software for statistical
(unsteady-state behavior). Interphase transport: dimension-
process control and for the design and analysis of experiments.
less correlations friction factor, heat, and mass transfer co-
Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor. 3 hours lecture, 3 semes-
efficients. Elementary concepts of radiation heat-transfer. Flow
ter hours.
behavior in packed beds. Design equations for: Continuous-
MTGN451. CORROSION ENGINEERING (II) Principles
Flow/Batch Reactors with Uniform Dispersion and Plug
of electrochemistry. Corrosion mechanisms. Methods of cor-
Flow Reactors. Digital computer methods for the design of
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metallurgical systems. Laboratory sessions devoted to:
materials. Systems covered range from those used for metal-
Tutorials/Demonstrations to facilitate the understanding of
lurgical processing to those used for processing of emergent
concepts related to selected topics; and, Projects with the
materials. Microstructural design, characterization and prop-
primary focus on the operating principles and use of modern
erties evaluation provide the basis for linking synthesis to
electronic-instrumentation for measurements on lab-scale
applications. Selection criteria tied to specific requirements
systems in conjunction with correlation and prediction strat-
such as corrosion resistance, wear and abrasion resistance,
egies for analysis of results. Prerequisites: MACS315,
high temperature service, cryogenic service, vacuum sys-
MTGN334 and MTGN352. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab;
tems, automotive systems, electronic and optical systems,
3 semester hours.
high strength/weight rations, recycling, economics and safety
MTGN462/ESGN462. SOLID WASTE MINIMIZATION
issues. Materials investigated include mature and emergent
AND RECYCLING (I) This course will examine, using case
metallic, ceramic and composite systems used in the manu-
studies, how industry applies engineering principles to mini-
facturing and fabrication industries. Student-team design-
mize waste formation and to meet solid waste recycling chal-
activities including oral- and written–reports.. Prerequisite:,
lenges. Both proven and emerging solutions to solid waste
MTGN351, MTGN352, MTGN445 and MTGN461 or Con-
environmental problems, especially those associated with
sent of Instructor. 1 hour lecture, 6 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
metals, will be discussed. Prerequisites: EGGN/ESGN353,
MTGN475. METALLURGY OF WELDING (I) Introduc-
EGGN/ESGN354, and ESGN302/CHGN403 or Consent of
tion to welding processes thermal aspects; metallurgical
Instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
evaluation of resulting microstructures; attendant phase
MTGN463. POLYMER ENGINEERING (I) Introduction
transformations; selection of filler metals; stresses; stress
to the structure and properties of polymeric materials, their
relief and annealing; preheating and post heating; distortion
deformation and failure mechanisms, and the design and
and defects; welding ferrous and nonferrous alloys; and,
fabrication of polymeric end items. Molecular and crystallo-
welding tests. Prerequisite: MTGN348. Co-requisite:
graphic structures of polymers will be developed and related
MTGN477. 2 hours lecture; 2 semester hours.
to the elastic, viscoelastic, yield and fracture properties of
MTGN477. METALLURGY OF WELDING LABORATORY
polymeric solids and reinforced polymer composites. Em-
(I) Experiments designed to supplement the lectures in
phasis on forming and joining techniques for end-item fabri-
MTGN475. Prerequisite: MTGN475. 3 hours lab; 1 semester
cation including: extrusion, injection molding, reaction
hour.
injection molding, thermoforming, and blow molding. The
MTGN498. SPECIAL TOPICS IN METALLURGICAL
design of end-items in relation to: materials selection, manu-
AND MATERIALS ENGINEERING (I, II) Pilot course or
facturing engineering, properties, and applications. Prerequi-
special topics course. Topics chosen from special interests
site: Consent of Instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
of instructor(s) and student(s). The course topic is generally
MTGN464. FORGING AND FORMING (II) Introduction to
offered only once. Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor. 1 to 3
plasticity. Survey and analysis of working operations of forg-
semester hours.
ing, extrusion, rolling, wire drawing and sheet-metal forming.
MTGN499. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Independent
Metallurgical structure evolution during working. Prerequi-
advanced-work leading to a comprehensive report. This work
sites: EGGN320 and MTGN348 or EGGN390. 2 hours lec-
may take the form of conferences, library, and laboratory
ture; 3 hours lab, 3 semester hours
work. Choice of problem is arranged between student and a
MTGN466. MATERIALS DESIGN: SYNTHESIS, CHAR-
specific Department faculty-member. Prerequisite: Selection
ACTERIZATION AND SELECTION (II) Application of
of topic with consent of faculty supervisor; “Independent
fundamental materials-engineering principles to the design of
Study Form” must be completed and submitted to Registrar.
systems for extraction and synthesis, and to the selection of
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) Devel-
performance counseling, group development, ethics, and
opment of individual skills necessary to become an effective
attention to detail. Lab Fee. Prerequisite: Enrollment in the
small group leader. Training is challenging and encompasses
AROTC Advanced Course or consent of department. 3 hours
a wide variety of skills. A major emphasis is placed on map
lecture; 3 semester hours.
reading and land navigation principles, including use of the
lensatic compass, terrain interpretation, intersection, resec-
MSGN302. APPLIED PRINCIPLES OF LEADERSHIP
tion, and magnetic declination. Cadets also receive training
AND COMMAND II (II) The theory and practice of small
in marksmanship, physical training (PT), and military drill,
unit tactical operations to include small unit tactics, military
and the Army organization. Lab Fee. 1 hour lecture, 2 hours
problems analysis, communications techniques, and troop
lab, 3 hours PT, and 80 hours field training; 2 semester hours.
leading procedures. Prerequisite: Enrollment in the AROTC
Advanced Course or consent of department. Lab Fee. 3 hours
*MSGN104. ADVENTURES IN LEADERSHIP II (II)
lecture; 3 semester hours.
Continuation of MSGN103 training with increased emphasis
on leadership. Training also includes small unit tactics, and
MSGN303. LEADERSHIP LABORATORY (I) Develop-
First Aid training. Lab Fee. 1 hour lecture, 2 hours lab,
ment of military leadership techniques to include preparation
3 hours PT, and 80 hours field training; 2 semester hours.
of operation plans, presentation of instruction, and super-
vision of underclass military cadets. Instruction in military
MSGN198. SPECIAL TOPICS IN MILITARY SCIENCE
drill, ceremonies, and customs and courtesies of the Army.
(I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen
Must be taken in conjunction with MSGN301. Prerequisite:
from special interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually
Enrollment in the AROTC Advanced Course or consent of
the course is offered only once. Prerequisite: Instructor con-
department. Lab Fee. 2 hours lab, 3 hours PT, 80 hours field
sent. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
training; .5 semester hour.
MSGN199. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Individual
MSGN304. LEADERSHIP LABORATORY (II) Continued
research or special problem projects supervised by a faculty
development of military leadership techniques with the major
member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a sub-
emphasis on leading an Infantry Squad. Training is “hands-on.”
ject matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: “Indepen-
Practical exercises are used to increase understanding of the
dent Study” form must be completed and submitted to the
principles of leadership learned in MSGN302. Must be taken
Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
in conjunction with MSGN302. Prerequisite: Enrollment
Sophomore Year
in the ROTC Advanced Course or consent of department.
*MSGN203. ADVENTURES IN LEADERSHIP III (I)
Lab Fee. 2 hours lab, 3 hours PT, 80 hours field training;
Continues the development of those individual skills taught
.5 semester hour.
in MSGN103 and 104. Increased emphasis on the role of the
ADVANCED CAMP (Fort Lewis, WA) A six (6) week
Leader/Trainer. Cadets receive training in First Aid. As with
Advanced Camp is required for completion of the AROTC
MSGN103, the majority of the training is in the field. Lab
program. The camp should be attended between the junior
Fee. 1 hour lecture, 2 hours lab, 3 hours PT, and 80 hours
and senior year. The emphasis at Advanced Camp is placed
field training; 2 semester hours.
on the development of individual leadership initiative and
*MSGN204. ADVENTURES IN LEADERSHIP IV (II)
self-confidence. Students are rated on their performance in
In this course emphasis is on development of leadership
various positions of leadership during the camp period. The
skills necessary in a small group environment. Students are
U.S. Army reimburses students for travel to and from Ad-
trained in the mechanics of small unit tactics, the required to
vanced Camp. In addition, students receive approximately
perform in various leadership positions. Cadets take an in-
$600.00 pay while attending camp. Prerequisite: Enrollment
creased role in the planning and execution of cadet activities.
in the AROTC Advanced Course and successful completion
Lab Fee. 1 hour lecture, 2 hours lab, 3 hours PT, and 80
of MSGN301 through 304.
hours field training; 2 semester hours.
MSGN398. SPECIAL TOPICS IN MILITARY SCIENCE
MSGN298. SPECIAL TOPICS IN MILITARY SCIENCE
(I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen
(I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen
from special interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually
from special interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually
the course is offered only once. Prerequisite: Instructor con-
the course is offered only once. Prerequisite: Instructor con-
sent. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
sent. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
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MSGN399. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Individual re-
MSGN498. SPECIAL TOPICS IN MILITARY SCIENCE
search or special problem projects supervised by a faculty
(I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen
member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a sub-
from special interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually
ject matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: “Indepen-
the course is offered only once. Prerequisite: Instructor con-
dent Study” form must be completed and submitted to the
sent. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
MSGN499. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Individual re-
Senior Year
search or special problem projects supervised by a faculty
MSGN401. ETHICS, PROFESSIONALISM, AND MILI-
member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a sub-
TARY JUSTICE (I) An introduction to military ethics and
ject matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: “Indepen-
professionalism with emphasis on the code of the officer.
dent Study” form must be completed and submitted to the
A study of military justice and its application to military life.
Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
Orientation to Army administrative, training, and logistics
(AFROTC)
systems. Pre-commissioning orientation. Prerequisite: Enroll-
AFAS100. AFROTC P/T .5 hours
ment in the AROTC Advanced Course or consent of depart-
ment. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
AFAS101. THE AIR FORCE TODAY I This course deals
with the US Air Force in the contemporary world through a
MSGN402. THE AMERICAN MILITARY EXPERIENCE
study of the total force structure, strategic offensive and
(II) A study of the history of the United States military in
defensive forces, general purpose forces, aerospace support
order to better understand the role played by the armed forces
forces, and the development of communicative skills. 1 hour
in American society today through a study of the origins and
lecture, 1.5 hours lab; 1.5 semester hour.
development of military policy, organization and technology;
relating these to political, social and economic development
AFAS102. THE AIR FORCE TODAY II A continuation
during this period.
of The Air Force Today I. 1 hour lecture, 1.5 hours lab;
1.5 semester hour.
MSGN403. LEADERSHIP LABORATORY (I) Continued
development of leadership techniques by assignment in the
AFAS103. DEVELOPMENT OF AIR POWER I One
command and staff positions in the Cadet Battalion. Cadets
1-hour lecture and one 1.5 hour lab per week. This course
are expected to plan and execute much of the training asso-
is designed to examine general aspects of air and space power
ciated with the day-to-day operations within the cadet battal-
through a historical perspective. Utilizing this perspective,
ion. Utilizing the troop leading and management principles
the course covers a time period from the first balloons and
learned in previous classes, cadets analyze the problems
dirigibles to the space-age global positioning systems of
which the battalion faces, develop strategies, brief recom-
the Persian Gulf War. Historical examples are provided to
mendations, and execute the approved plan. Lab Fee. Pre-
extrapolate the development of Air Force capabilities (com-
requisite: Enrollment in the AROTC Advanced Course or
petencies), and missions (functions) to demonstrate the evo-
consent of department. 2 hours lab, 1 hour PT, and 80 hours
lution of what has become today’s USAF air and space power.
field training; .5 semester hour.
Furthermore, the course examines several fundamental truths
associated with war in the third dimension: e.g., Principles
MSGN404. LEADERSHIP LABORATORY (II) Continued
of War and Tenets of Air and Space Power. As a whole, this
leadership development by serving in the command and staff
course provides the students with a knowledge level under-
positions in the Cadet Battalion. Cadets take a large role in
standing for the general element and employment of air and
determining the goals and direction of the cadet organization,
space power, from an institutional doctrinal and historical per-
under supervision of the cadre. Cadets are required to plan
spective. In addition, the students will continue to discuss the
and organize cadet outings and much of the training of under-
importance of the Air Force Core Values with the use of op-
classmen. Lab Fee. Prerequisite: Enrollment in the AROTC
erational examples and historical Air Force leaders and will
Advanced Course or consent of department. Lab Fee. 2 hours
continue to develop their communication skills. Leadership
lab, 1 hour PT, and 80 hours field training; .5 semester hour.
Laboratory is mandatory for AFROTC cadets and comple-
MSGN497. SPECIAL STUDIES IN LEADERSHIP AND
ments this course by providing cadets with followership ex-
SMALL GROUP DYNAMICS I (I) The course is specifi-
periences. 1 hour lecture, 1.5 hours lab; 1.5 semester hours.
cally geared to the unique leadership challenges faced by
AFAS104. DEVELOPMENT OF AIR POWER II A contin-
individuals involved in CSM student government and other
uation of DEVELOPMENT OF AIR POWER I. One 1-hour
campus leadership positions. Instruction emphasis is on
lecture and one 1.5 hour lab per week; 1.5 semester hours.
forces and dynamics which shape and define leader/manager’s
job in the campus environment. Prerequisite: Currently ap-
AFAS105. AIR FORCE MANAGEMENT AND LEADER-
pointed or elected leader of a recognized student organization
SHIP I Two 1.5 hour seminars and one 1.5 hour lab per
or consent of the department head. 1 hour lecture and 5 hours
week. This course is a study of leadership, management fun-
lab; 3 semester hours.
damentals, professional knowledge, Air Force personnel and
evaluation systems, leadership ethics, and communication
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skills required of an Air Force junior officer. Case studies are
Mining Engineering
used to examine Air Force leadership and management situa-
Freshman Year
tions as a means of demonstrating and exercising practical
MNGN198. SPECIAL TOPICS IN MINING ENGINEERING
application of the concepts being studied. A mandatory Lead-
(I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen
ership Laboratory complements this course by providing
from special interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually
advanced leadership experiences in officer-type activities,
the course is offered only once. Prerequisite: Instructor con-
giving students the opportunity to apply leadership and man-
sent. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
agement principles of this course. 3 hours lecture, 1.5 hours
MNGN199. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Individual re-
lab; 3.5 semester hours.
search or special problem projects supervised by a faculty
AFAS106. AIR FORCE MANAGEMENT AND LEADER-
member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a sub-
SHIP II A continuation of AIR FORCE MANAGEMENT
ject matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: “Indepen-
AND LEADERSHIP I. Two 1.5 hour seminars and 1.5 hour
dent Study” form must be completed and submitted to the
lab per week. 3 hours lecture, 1.5 hours lab; 3.5 semester
Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
hours.
Sophomore Year
AFAS107. NATIONAL SECURITY FORCES IN CON-
MNGN210. INTRODUCTORY MINING (I, II) Survey of
TEMPORARY AMERICAN SOCIETY I Two 1.5 hour
mining and mining economics. Topics include mining law,
seminars and one 1.5 hour lab per week. This course exam-
exploration and sampling, reserve estimation, project evalua-
ines the national security process, regional studies, advanced
tion, basic unit operations including drilling, blasting, load-
leadership ethics, and Air Force doctrine. Special topics of
ing and hauling, support, shaft sinking and an introduction to
interest focus on the military as a profession, officership,
surface and underground mining methods. Prerequisite:
military justice, civilian control of the military, preparation
None. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
for active duty, and current issues affecting military profes-
MNGN298. SPECIAL TOPICS IN MINING ENGINEERING
sionalism. Within this structure, continued emphasis is given
(I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen
to refining communication skills. A mandatory Leadership
from special interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually
Laboratory complements this course by providing advanced
the course is offered only once. Prerequisite: Instructor con-
leadership and management principles of this course. 3 hours
sent. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
lecture, 1.5 hours lab; 3.5 semester hours.
MNGN300. SUMMER FIELD SESSION (S) Classroom
and field instructions in the theory and practice of surface
and underground mine surveying. Introduction to the applica-
tion 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.
MNGN317. DYNAMICS FOR MINING ENGINEERS (II)
For mining engineering majors only. Absolute and relative
motions, kinetics, work-energy, impulse-momentum and
angular impulse-momentum. Prerequisite: MACS213/223,
DCGN241. 1 hour lecture; 1 semester hour.
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: opera-
tion of jackleg drills, jumbo drills, muckers, and LHD ma-
chines. 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.
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MNGN312. SURFACE MINE DESIGN (I) (WI) Analysis
MNGN399. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Individual
of elements of surface mine operation and design of surface
research or special problem projects supervised by a faculty
mining system components with emphasis on minimization
member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a sub-
of adverse environmental impact and maximization of effi-
ject matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: “Indepen-
cient use of mineral resources. Ore estimates, unit operations,
dent Study” form must be completed and submitted to the
equipment selection, final pit determinations, short- and
Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
long-range planning, road layouts, dump planning, and cost
Senior Year
estimation. Prerequisite: MNGN210 and MNGN300. 2 hours
MNGN314. UNDERGROUND MINE DESIGN (I) Selec-
lecture, 3 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
tion, design, and development of most suitable underground
MNGN316. COAL MINING METHODS (II) (WI) Devoted
mining methods based upon the physical and the geological
to surface and underground coal mining methods and design.
properties of mineral deposits (metallics and nonmetallics),
The surface mining portion emphasizes area-mining meth-
conservation considerations, and associated environmental
ods, including pertinent design-related regulations, and over-
impacts. Reserve estimates, development and production
burden removal systems. Pit layout, sequencing, overburden
planning, engineering drawings for development and extrac-
equipment selection and cost estimation are presented. The
tion, underground haulage systems, and cost estimates.
underground mining portion emphasizes general mine layout;
Prerequisite: MNGN210 and MNGN300. 2 hours lecture,
detailed layout of continuous, conventional, longwall, and
3 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
shortwall sections. General cost and manning requirements;
MNGN322. INTRODUCTION TO MINERAL PROCESS-
and production analysis. Federal and state health and safety
ING (I) Principles and practice of crushing, grinding, size
regulations are included in all aspects of mine layout. Pre-
classification; mineral concentration technologies including
requisite: MNGN210. 2 hours lecture, 2 semester hours
magnetic and electrostatic separation, gravity separation,
MNGN321. INTRODUCTION TO ROCK MECHANICS
and flotation. Sedimentation, thickening, filtration and prod-
Physical properties of rock, and fundamentals of rock sub-
uct drying as well as tailings disposal technologies are in-
stance and rock mass response to applied loads. Principles
cluded. The course is open to all CSM students. Prerequisite:
of elastic analysis and stress-strain relationships. Elementary
PHGN200/210, MACS213/223. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester
principles of the theoretical and applied design of under-
hours.
ground openings and pit slopes. Emphasis on practical
MNGN323. INTRODUCTORY MINERAL PROCESSING
applied aspects. Prerequisite: DCGN241 or MNGN317.
LABORATORY (I) Experiments and assignments to accom-
2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
pany MTGN322. Hands-on experience includes crushing,
MNGN333. EXPLOSIVES ENGINEERING I This course
grinding, sizing, particle-size-determination, magnetic sepa-
gives students in engineering and applied sciences the oppor-
ration, gravity concentration, coal analysis, flotation and cir-
tunity to examine and develop a fundamental knowledge in-
cuit analysis. Prerequisite: MTGN322 or concurrent
cluding terminology and understanding of explosives science
enrollment. 3 hours lab; 1 semester hour.
and engineering concepts. Student learning will be demon-
MNGN404. TUNNELING (I) Modern tunneling techniques.
strated by assignments, quizzes, and exams. Learning assis-
Emphasis on evaluation of ground conditions, estimation of
tance will come in the form of multidisciplinary lectures
support requirements, methods of tunnel driving and boring,
complemented by a few experts’ lectures from government,
design systems and equipment, and safety. Prerequisite:
industry and the explosives engineering community. 3 semes-
MNGN210, MNGN314. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
ter hours. Pre-requisites: none.
MNGN405. ROCK MECHANICS IN MINING (I) The
MNGN340. COOPERATIVE EDUCATION (I, II, S) Super-
course deals with the rock mechanics aspect of design of
vised, full-time, engineering-related employment for a con-
mine layouts developed in both underground and surface.
tinuous six-month period (or its equivalent) in which specific
Underground mining sections includes design of coal and
educational objectives are achieved. Prerequisite: Second
hard rock pillars, mine layout design for tabular and massive
semester sophomore status and a cumulative grade-point
ore bodies, assessment of caving characteristics of ore bodies,
average of at least 2.00. 0 to 3 semester hours. Cooperative
performance and application of backfill, and phenomenon of
Education credit does not count toward graduation except
rock burst and its alleviation. Surface mining portion covers
under special conditions.
rock mass characterization, failure modes of slopes excavated
MNGN398. SPECIAL TOPICS IN MINING ENGINEERING
in rock masses, probabilistic and deterministic approaches to
(I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen
design of slopes, and remedial measures for slope stability
from special interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually
problems. Prerequisite: MNGN321 or equivalent. 3 hours
the course is offered only once. Prerequisite: Instructor con-
lecture; 3 semester hours.
sent. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
MNGN406. DESIGN AND SUPPORT OF UNDERGROUND
EXCAVATIONS Design of underground excavations and
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support. Analysis of stress and rock mass deformations
MNGN423. FLOTATION LABORATORY (I) Experiments to
around excavations using analytical and numerical methods.
accompany the lectures in MNGN422. Corequisite: MNGN421
Collections, preparation, and evaluation of in situ and labora-
or consent of instructor. 3 hours lab; 1 semester hour.
tory data for excavation design. Use of rock mass rating sys-
MNGN424. MINE VENTILATION (II) Fundamentals of
tems for site characterization and excavation design. Study
mine ventilation, including control of gas, dust, temperature,
of support types and selection of support for underground
and humidity; stressing analysis and design of systems. Pre-
excavations. Use of numerical models for design of shafts,
requisite: EGGN351, EGGN371 and MNGN314. 2 hours
tunnels and large chambers. Prerequisite: Instructor’s con-
lecture, 3 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
sent. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours. Offered in odd years.
MNGN427. MINE VALUATION (II) Course emphasis is on
MNGN407. ROCK FRAGMENTATION (II) Theory and
the business aspects of mining. Topics include time valuation
application of rock drilling, rock boring, explosives, blasting,
of money and interest formulas, cash flow, investment cri-
and mechanical rock breakage. Design of blasting rounds,
teria, tax considerations, risk and sensitivity analysis, escala-
applications to surface and underground excavation. Pre-
tion and inflation and cost of capital. Calculation procedures
requisite: EGGN320 or concurrent enrollment. 3 hours lec-
are illustrated by case studies. Computer programs are used.
ture; 3 semester hours. Offered in odd years.
Prerequisite: Senior in Mining, graduate status or consent of
MNGN410. EXCAVATION PROJECT MANAGEMENT
instructor. 2 hours lecture; 2 semester hours.
Successful implementation and management of surface and
MNGN428. MINING ENGINEERING EVALUATION AND
underground construction projects, preparation of contract
DESIGN REPORT I (I) (WI) Preparation of phase I engi-
documents, project bidding and estimating, contract awarding
neering report based on coordination of all previous work.
and notice to proceed, value engineering, risk management,
Includes mineral deposit selection, geologic description,
construction management and dispute resolution, evaluation
mining method selection, ore reserve determination, and
of differing site conditions claims. Prerequisite: MNGN 210
permit process outline. Emphasis is on detailed mine design
or instructors consent, 2-hour lecture, 2 semester hours.
and cost analysis evaluation in preparation for MNGN429.
MNGN414. MINE PLANT DESIGN (I) Analysis of
3 hours lab; 1 semester hour.
mine plant elements with emphasis on design. Materials
MNGN429. MINING ENGINEERING EVALUATION AND
handling, dewatering, hoisting, belt conveyor and other
DESIGN REPORT II (II) (WI) Preparation of formal engi-
material handling systems for underground mines. Prerequi-
neering report based on all course work in the mining option.
site: DCGN381, MNGN312, MNGN314 or consent of lec-
Emphasis is on mine design, equipment selection, production
turer. 0 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 1 semester hour.
scheduling and evaluation. Prerequisite: MNGN427, 428.
MNGN418. UNDERGROUND DESIGN AND CON-
3 hours lab; 2 semester hours.
STRUCTION Soil and rock engineering applied to under-
MNGN431. MINING AND METALLURGICAL ENVI-
ground civil works. Tunneling and the construction of
RONMENT This course covers studies of the interface
underground openings for power facilities, water conveyance,
between mining and metallurgical process engineering and
transportation, and waste disposal; design, excavation and
environmental engineering areas. Wastes, effluents and their
support of underground openings. Emphasis on consulting
point sources in mining and metallurgical processes such as
practice, case studies, geotechnical design, and construction
mineral concentration, value extraction and process metal-
methods. Prerequisite: EGGN361, MNGN321, or instructor’s
lurgy are studied in context. Fundamentals of unit operations
consent. 3 hours of lecture; 3 semester hours.
and unit processes with those applicable to waste and effluent
MNGN421. DESIGN OF UNDERGROUND EXCAVA-
control, disposal and materials recycling are covered. Engi-
TIONS (II) Design of underground openings in competent
neering design and engineering cost components are also in-
and broken ground using rock mechanics principles. Rock
cluded for some examples chosen. The ratio of fundamentals
bolting design and other ground support methods. Coal,
applications coverage is about 1:1. Prerequisite: consent of
evaporite, metallic and nonmetallic deposits included. Pre-
instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
requisite: SYGN101, credit or concurrent enrollment in
MNGN433. MINE SYSTEMS ANALYSIS I (II) Applica-
EGGN320. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
tion of statistics, systems analysis, and operations research
MNGN422/522. FLOTATION Science and engineering
techniques to mineral industry problems. Laboratory work
governing the practice of mineral concentration by flotation.
using computer techniques to improve efficiency of mining
Interfacial phenomena, flotation reagents, mineral-reagent
operations. Prerequisite: MACS323 or equivalent course in
interactions, and zeta-potential are covered. Flotation circuit
statistics; senior or graduate status. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours
design and evaluation as well as tailings handling are also
lab; 3 semester hours.
covered. The course also includes laboratory demonstrations
MNGN434. PROCESS ANALYSIS Projects to accompany
of some fundamental concepts. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester
the lectures in MNGN422. Prerequisite: MNGN422 or con-
hours.
sent of instructor. 3 hours lab; 1 semester hour.
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MNGN436. UNDERGROUND COAL MINE DESIGN (II)
analysis of slope stability, wedge intersections, monitoring
Design of an underground coal mine based on an actual coal
and maintenance of final pit slopes, classification of slides.
reserve. This course shall utilize all previous course material
Deterministic and probabilistic approaches in slope design.
in the actual design of an underground coal mine. Ventilation,
Remedial measures. Laboratory and field exercise in slope
materials handling, electrical transmission and distribution,
design. Collection of data and specimens in the field for
fluid mechanics, equipment selection and application, mine
deterring physical properties required for slope design.
plant design. Information from all basic mining survey
Application of numerical modeling and analytical techniques
courses will be used. Prerequisite: MNGN316, MNGN321,
to slope stability determinations for hard rock and soft rock
MNGN414, EGGN329 and MNGN381 or MNGN384. Con-
environments. Prerequisite: Instructor’s consent. 3 hours lec-
current enrollment with the consent of instructor permitted.
ture. 3 hours semester hours.
3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
MNGN452/552. SOLUTION MINING AND PROCESSING
MNGN438. GEOSTATISTICS (I) Introduction to elementary
OF ORES (II) Theory and application of advanced methods
probability theory and its applications in engineering and
of extracting and processing of minerals, underground or in
sciences; discrete and continuous probability distributions;
situ, to recover solutions and concentrates of value-materials,
parameter estimation; hypothesis testing; linear regression;
by minimization of the traditional surface processing and
spatial correlations and geostatistics with emphasis on appli-
disposal of tailings to minimize environmental impacts. Pre-
cations in earth sciences and engineering. Prerequisites:
requisite: Senior or graduate status; instructor’s consent.
MACS112 and MNGN 210. 2 hours of lecture and 3 hours
3 hours lecture, 3 semester hours. Offered in spring.
of lab. 3 semester hours.
MNGN460. INDUSTRIAL MINERALS PRODUCTION (II)
MNGN440. EQUIPMENT REPLACEMENT ANALYSIS (I)
This course describes the engineering principles and prac-
Introduction to the fundamentals of classical equipment
tices associated with quarry mining operations related to the
replacement theory. Emphasis on new, practical approaches
cement and aggregates industries. The course will cover re-
to equipment replacement decision making. Topics include:
source definition, quarry planning and design, extraction, and
operating and maintenance costs, obsolescence factors, tech-
processing of material for cement and aggregate production.
nological changes, salvage, capital investments, minimal
Permitting issues and reclamation, particle sizing and envi-
average annual costs, optimum economic life, infinite and
ronmental practices, will be studied in depth. Prerequisite:
finite planning horizons, replacement cycles, replacement vs.
MNGN312, MNGN318, MNGN322, MNGN323, or consent
expansion, maximization of returns from equipment replace-
of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours. Offered in
ment expenditures. Prerequisite: MNGN427, senior or grad-
spring.
uate status. 2 hours lecture; 2 semester hours.
MNGN482. MINE MANAGEMENT (II) Basic principles of
MNGN444. EXPLOSIVES ENGINEERING II This course
successful mine management, supervision, administrative
gives students in engineering and applied sciences the oppor-
policies, industrial and human engineering. Prerequisite:
tunity to acquire the fundamental concepts of explosives en-
Senior or graduate status or consent of instructor. 2 hours
gineering and science applications as they apply to industry
lecture; 2 semester hours. Offered in odd years.
and real life examples. Students will expand upon their
MNGN498. SPECIAL TOPICS IN MINING ENGINEERING
MNGN333 knowledge and develop a more advanced knowl-
(I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen
edge base including an understanding of the subject as it ap-
from special interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually
plies to their specific project interests. Assignments, quizzes,
the course is offered only once. Prerequisite: Instructor con-
concept modeling and their project development and presen-
sent. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
tation will demonstrate student’s progress.
MNGN499. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Individual
MNGN445/545. ROCK SLOPE ENGINEERING Introduc-
research or special problem projects supervised by a faculty
tion to the analysis and design of slopes excavated in rock.
member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a sub-
Rock mass classification and strength determinations, geo-
ject matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: “Indepen-
logical structural parameters, properties of fracture sets, data
dent Study” form must be completed and submitted to the
collection techniques, hydrological factors, methods of
Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
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Petroleum Engineering
developed. Prerequisite: MACS213. 2 hours lecture; 2 semes-
Freshman Year
ter hours.
PEGN102. INTRODUCTION TO PETROLEUM INDUSTRY
PEGN310. RESERVOIR FLUID PROPERTIES (I) Proper-
(II) A survey of the elements comprising the petroleum
ties of fluids encountered in petroleum engineering. Phase
industry-exploration, development, processing, transportation,
behavior, density, viscosity, interfacial tension, and composi-
distribution, engineering ethics and professionalism. This
tion of oil, gas, and brine systems. Interpreting lab data for
elective course is recommended for all PE majors, minors,
engineering applications. Flash calculations with k-values
and other interested students. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
and equation of state. Introduction to reservoir simulation
PEGN198. SPECIAL TOPICS IN PETROLEUM ENGI-
software. Prerequisites: DCGN209, PEGN308. Co-requisite:
NEERING (I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics
PEGN305. 2 hours lecture; 2 semester hours.
chosen from special interests of instructor(s) and student(s).
PEGN311. DRILLING ENGINEERING (I) Study of drilling
Usually the course is offered only once. Prerequisite: Instruc-
fluid design, rig hydraulics, drilling contracts, rig selection,
tor consent. Variable credit; 1 to 6 semester hours.
rotary system, blowout control, bit selection, drill string
PEGN199. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Individual re-
design, directional drilling, and casing seat selection. Pre-
search or special problem projects supervised by a faculty
requisite: PEGN315, DCGN241, EGGN351. 3 hours lecture,
member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a sub-
3 hours lab; 4 semester hours.
ject matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: “Indepen-
PEGN315. SUMMER FIELD SESSION I (S) This two-
dent Study” form must be completed and submitted to the
week course taken after the completion of the sophomore
Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6 semester hours.
year is designed to introduce the student to oil and gas field
and other engineering operations. Engineering design prob-
Sophomore Year
lems are integrated throughout the two-week session. On-site
PEGN251. FLUID MECHANICS (II) Fundamental course in
visits to various oil field operations in the past included the
engineering fluid flow introducing flow in pipelines, surface
Rocky Mountain region, the U.S. Gulf Coast, California,
facilities and oil and gas wells. Theory and application of in-
Alaska, Canada and Europe. Topics covered include drilling,
compressible and compressible flow, fluid statics, dimen-
completions, stimulations, surface facilities, production, arti-
sional analysis, laminar and turbulent flow, Newtonian and
ficial lift, reservoir, geology and geophysics. Also included
non-Newtonian fluids, and two-phase flow. Lecture format
are environmental and safety issues as related to the petro-
with demonstrations and practical problem solving, coordi-
leum industry. Prerequisites: PEGN308. 2 semester hours.
nated with PEGN 308. Students cannot receive credit for
both PEGN 251 Fluid Mechanics and EGGN351 Fluid Me-
PEGN316. SUMMER FIELD SESSION II (S) This two-
chanics. Prerequisite: MACS213. Co-requisites: PEGN 308,
week course is taken after the completion of the junior year.
DCGN209, DCGN241. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
An intensive on-site study of the Rangely Oil Field is under-
taken. Emphasis is placed on the multidisciplinary nature of
PEGN298. SPECIAL TOPICS IN PETROLEUM ENGI-
reservoir management. Field trips in the area provide the
NEERING (I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics
opportunity to study eolian, fluvial, lacustrine, near shore,
chosen from special interests of instructor(s) and student(s).
and marine depositional systems. These field trips provide
Usually the course is offered only once. Prerequisite: Instruc-
the setting for understanding the complexity of each system
tor consent. Variable credit; 1 to 6 semester hours.
in the context of reservoir development and management.
PEGN308. RESERVOIR ROCK PROPERTIES (II) (WI)
Petroleum systems including the source, maturity, and trap-
Introduction to basic reservoir rock properties and their
ping of hydrocarbons are studied in the context of petroleum
measurements. Topics covered include: porosity, saturations,
exploration and development. Geologic methods incorporat-
volumetric equations, land descriptions, trapping mechanism,
ing both surface and subsurface data are used extensively.
pressure and temperature gradients, abnormally pressured
Prerequisite: PEGN315, PEGN361, PEGN411, PEGN419
reservoirs. Darcy’s law for linear horizontal and tilted flow,
and GEOL308, GEOL315. 2 semester hours.
radial flow for single phase liquids and gases, multiphase flow
PEGN333 INTEGRATED PETROLEUM PRODUCTION
(relative permeability). Capillary pressure and formation
SYSTEMS (I) Petroleum production system overview. Oil
compressibility are also discussed. Co-requisites: DCGN241,
and gas flow into wells. Oil well productivity. Gas Well Per-
PEGN251. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
formance. Fluid flow in pipes. Single phase gas flow in wells
Junior Year
and flowlines. Bottomhole pressure calculations. Multiphase
PEGN305 COMPUTATIONAL METHODS IN PETRO-
flow correlations. Pressure gradient equation for multiphase
LEUM ENGINEERING (I) This course is an introduction to
flow. Flow pattern maps. Multiphase flow correlations. Pres-
computers and computer programming applied to petroleum
sure traverse calculations. Oilfield surface equipment. Pro-
engineering. Emphasis will be on learning Visual Basic
duction gathering network. Surface separation. Separator
programming techniques to solve engineering problems. A
design. Gas processing, sweetening, and dehydration. Gas
toolbox of fluid property and numerical techniques will be
compression and compressor design. Pipeline transportation
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of petroleum fluids. System analysis for individual wells and
oped to allow the student to better visualize the reservoir, its
total field. Prerequisites: PEGN251, PEGN308. Co-requisite:
contents, and its potential for production. Use of the com-
PEGN310. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
puter as a tool to handle data, create graphs and log traces,
PEGN340. COOPERATIVE EDUCATION (I, II, S) Super-
and make computations of reservoir parameters is required.
vised, full-time, engineering-related employment for a con-
Prerequisite: PEGN308, GEOL315. Co-requisite: PEGN310.
tinuous six-month period (or its equivalent) in which specific
2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
educational objectives are achieved. Prerequisite: Second
Senior Year
semester sophomore status and a cumulative grade-point
PEGN413. GAS MEASUREMENT AND FORMATION
average of at least 2.00. 0 to 3 semester hours. Cooperative
EVALUATION LAB (I) (WI) This lab investigates the prop-
Education credit does not count toward graduation except
erties of a gas such as vapor pressure, dew point pressure,
under special conditions.
and field methods of measuring gas volumes. The application
PEGN361. COMPLETION ENGINEERING (II) This class
of well logging and formation evaluation concepts are also
is a continuation from drilling in PEGN311 into completion
investigated. Prerequisites: PEGN308, PEGN310, PEGN419.
operations. Topics are casing design, cement planning, com-
6 hours lab; 2 semester hours.
pletion techniques and equipment, tubing design, wellhead
PEGN414. WELL TEST ANALYSIS AND DESIGN (I)
selection, and sand control, and perforation procedures. Sur-
Solution to the diffusivity equation. Transient well testing:
face facility design for oil and gas systems include separator
build-up, drawdown, multi-rate test analysis for oil and gas.
design, dehydration, and compression. Prerequisite: PEGN311,
Flow tests and well deliverabilities. Type curve analysis.
EGGN320. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
Superposition, active and interference tests. Well test design.
PEGN398. SPECIAL TOPICS IN PETROLEUM ENGI-
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
NEERING (I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics
PEGN422. ECONOMICS AND EVALUATION OF OIL
chosen from special interests of instructor(s) and student(s).
AND GAS PROJECTS (I) Project economics for oil and gas
Usually the course is offered only once. Prerequisite: Instruc-
projects under conditions of certainty and uncertainty. Topics
tor consent. Variable credit; 1 to 6 semester hours.
include time value of money concepts, discount rate assump-
PEGN399. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Individual
tions, measures of project profitability, costs, state and local
research or special problem projects supervised by a faculty
taxes, federal income taxes, expected value concept, decision
member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a sub-
trees, gambler’s ruin, and monte carlo simulation techniques.
ject matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: “Indepen-
Prerequisite: MACS323. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
dent Study” form must be completed and submitted to the
PEGN423. PETROLEUM RESERVOIR ENGINEERING I
Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6 semester hours.
(I) Data requirements for reservoir engineering studies.
PEGN408/EGES408. INTRODUCTION TO OFFSHORE
Material balance calculations for normal gas, retrograde gas
TECHNOLOGY (II) Introduction to offshore technology for
condensate, solution-gas and gas-cap reservoirs with or with-
exploration drilling, production and transportation of petro-
out water drive. Primary reservoir performance. Forecasting
leum in the ocean. Practical analysis methods for determining
future recoveries by incremental material balance. Prerequi-
environmental forces, structural response, and pipe flow for
site: PEGN316, PEGN419 and MACS315 (MACS315 only
the design of platforms, risers, subsea completion and pipe-
for non PE majors). 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
line systems, including environment-hydrodynamic-structure
PEGN424. PETROLEUM RESERVOIR ENGINEERING II
interactions. System design parameters. Industrial practice
(II) Reservoir engineering aspects of supplemental recovery
and state-of-the-art technology for deep ocean drilling. Pre-
processes. Introduction to liquid-liquid displacement
requisite: MACS315 or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture;
processes, gas-liquid displacement processes, and thermal
3 semester hours.
recovery processes. Introduction to numerical reservoir sim-
PEGN411. MECHANICS OF PETROLEUM PRODUCTION
ulation, history matching and forecasting. Prerequisite:
(II) Nodal analysis for pipe and formation deliverability in-
PEGN423. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
cluding single and multiphase flow. Natural flow and design
PEGN426. WELL COMPLETIONS AND STIMULATION
of artificial lift methods including gas lift, sucker rod pumps,
(II) Completion parameters; design for well conditions. Per-
electrical submersible pumps, and hydraulic pumps. Pre-
forating, sand control, skin damage associated with completions,
requisite: PEGN308, PEGN310, PEGN311, and EGGN351.
and well productivity. Fluid types and properties; characteriza-
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
tions of compatibilities. Stimulation techniques; acidizing and
PEGN419. WELL LOG ANALYSIS AND FORMATION
fracturing. Selection of proppants and fluids; types, placement
EVALUATION (I) An introduction to well logging methods,
and compatibilities. Estimation of rates, volumes and fracture
including the relationship between measured properties and
dimensions. Reservoir considerations in fracture propagation
reservoir properties. Analysis of log suites for reservoir size
and design. Prerequisite: PEGN311, PEGN361, PEGN411 and
and content. Graphical and analytical methods will be devel-
MACS315. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
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PEGN428. ADVANCED DRILLING ENGINEERING (II)
Physical Education and Athletics
Rotary drilling systems with emphasis on design of drilling
All students are required to complete PAGN101 and
programs, directional and horizontal well planning. This
PAGN102 before they will be allowed to register in higher
elective course is recommended for petroleum engineering
level activity classes. The only exceptions to this requirement
majors interested in drilling. Prerequisite: PEGN311,
are students enrolled in intercollegiate athletics and ROTC.
PEGN361. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
(See Required Physical Education.)
PEGN439/GEGN439/GPGN439. MULTIDISCIPLINARY
Freshman Year
PETROLEUM DESIGN (II) This is a multidisciplinary
PAGN101. PHYSICAL EDUCATION (I) (Required) A
design course that integrates fundamentals and design con-
general overview of life fitness basics which includes expo-
cepts in geology, geophysics, and petroleum engineering.
sure to educational units of Nutrition, Stress Management,
Students work in integrated teams consisting of students
Drug and Alcohol Awareness. Instruction in Fitness units
from each of the disciplines. Multiple open-ended design
provide the student an opportunity for learning and the begin-
problems in oil and gas exploration and field development
ning basics for a healthy life style.
are assigned. Several written and oral presentations are made
PAGN102. PHYSICAL EDUCATION (II) (Required) Sec-
throughout the semester. Project economics including risk
tions in physical fitness and team sports, relating to personal
analysis are an integral part of the course. Prerequisite: PE
health and wellness activities. Prerequisite: PAGN101 or
Majors: GEOL308, PEGN316, PEGN422, PEGN423. Con-
consent of the Department Head.
current enrollment in PEGN414 and PEGN424; GE Majors:
GEOL308 or GEOL309, GEGN438, GEGN316; GP Majors:
Sophomore, Junior, Senior Years
GPGN302 and GPGN303. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 3 se-
Students may select one of several special activities listed
mester hours.
below. Approved transfer credit may be substituted for the
following classes:
PEGN450. ENERGY ENGINEERING (I or II) Energy
Engineering is an overview of energy sources that will be
PAGN205 through PAGN236. (Students enrolling in these
available for use in the 21st century. After discussing the
courses may be required to furnish their own equipment.)
history of energy and its contribution to society, we survey
Prerequisite: PAGN101 or PAGN102 or consent of Depart-
the science and technology of energy. One of the objectives
ment Head. 2 hours activity; .5 semester hour.
of the course is to help you learn to understand and appreci-
PAGN205A. BEGINNING KARATE
ate the role of alternative energy components in the energy
PAGN205B/C. INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED KARATE
mix. To achieve this objective, it is necessary to discuss the
PAGN205D/E. YOGA
origin of the energy sources as well as the technology of
PAGN205F. JUDO
energy. By developing an understanding of the origin of energy
PAGN209. BEGINNING GOLF (I)
sources, we can better assess the viability of emerging energy
PAGN210. BEGINNING GOLF (II)
PAGN211A. WOMEN’S RACQUETBALL
technologies and the role they will play in the future. This
PAGN211B. BEGINNING RACQUETBALL
broad background will give you additional flexibility during
PAGN215. TENNIS (I)
your career and help you thrive in an energy industry that is
PAGN216. TENNIS (II)
evolving from an industry dominated by fossil fuels to an
PAGN217. CO-ED WEIGHT TRAINING (I)
industry working with many energy sources. Prerequisite:
PAGN217C. WOMEN’S WEIGHT TRAINING
MACS213, PHGN200. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
PAGN218. CO-ED WEIGHT TRAINING (II)
PAGN221. BADMINTON (I)
PEGN481. PETROLEUM SEMINAR (I) (WI) Written and
PAGN235. AEROBICS (I)
oral presentations by each student on current petroleum
PAGN235D. WATER AEROBICS
topics. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. 2 hours lecture;
PAGN235E. SWIMMING
2 semester hours.
PAGN235F/G FLYFISHING
PEGN498. SPECIAL TOPICS IN PETROLEUM ENGI-
PAGN236. AEROBICS (II)
NEERING (I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics
PAGN301A INTERMEDIATE BASKETBALL
chosen from special interests of instructor(s) and student(s).
PAGN301B INTERMEDIATE VOLLEYBALL
PAGN310A. WOMEN’S RUGBY
Usually the course is offered only once. Prerequisite: Instruc-
tor consent. Variable credit; 1 to 6 semester hours.
Intercollegiate Athletics
PEGN499. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Individual re-
Instruction and practice in fundamentals and mechanics
search or special problem projects supervised by a faculty
of the selected sport in preparation for collegiate competi-
member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a sub-
tion. Satisfactory completion of any course fulfills one se-
ject matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: “Indepen-
mester of physical education requirements. Note: All courses
dent Study” form must be completed and submitted to the
shown below, numbered 151 to 182 inclusive are likewise of-
Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6 semester hours.
fered as junior, and senior courses. For freshmen and sopho-
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mores, they are numbered 151 to 182; juniors and seniors,
Physics
351 to 382. Odd numbered courses are offered in the fall,
PHGN100. PHYSICS I - MECHANICS (I, II, S) A first
even numbered courses in the spring.
course in physics covering the basic principles of mechanics
PAGN151. BASEBALL (I)
using vectors and calculus. The course consists of a funda-
PAGN152. BASEBALL (II)
mental treatment of the concepts and applications of kine-
PAGN153. BASKETBALL (I) A-men; B-women
matics and dynamics of particles and systems of particles,
PAGN154. BASKETBALL (II) A-men; B-women
including Newton’s laws, energy and momentum, rotation,
PAGN157. CROSS COUNTRY (I)
oscillations, and waves. Prerequisite: MACS111 and concur-
PAGN159. FOOTBALL (I)
rent enrollment in MACS112/122 or consent of instructor.
PAGN160. FOOTBALL (II)
2 hours lecture; 4 hours studio; 4.5 semester hours. Approved
PAGN161. GOLF (I)
PAGN162. GOLF (II)
for Colorado Guaranteed General Education transfer. Equiva-
PAGN167. SOCCER (I)
lency for GT-SC1.
PAGN168. SOCCER (II)
PHGN110. HONORS PHYSICS I - MECHANICS A
PAGN169. SWIMMING (I)
course parallel to PHGN100 but in which the subject matter
PAGN170. SWIMMING (II)
is -treated in greater depth. Registration is restricted to stu-
PAGN171. TENNIS (I)
dents who are particularly interested in physics and can be
PAGN172. TENNIS (II)
expected to show above-average ability. Usually an A or B
PAGN173. TRACK (I)
PAGN174. TRACK (II)
grade in MACS111/121 is expected. Prerequisite: MACS111
PAGN175. WRESTLING (I)
and concurrent enrollment in MACS112/122 or consent of
PAGN176. WRESTLING (II)
instructor. 2 hours lecture; 4 hours studio; 4.5 semester hours.
PAGN177. VOLLEYBALL (I)
PHGN198. SPECIAL TOPICS (I, II) Pilot course or special
PAGN178. VOLLEYBALL (II)
topics course. Prerequisite: Consent of Department. Credit to
PAGN179. SOFTBALL (I)
be determined by instructor, maximum of 6 credit hours.
PAGN180. SOFTBALL (II)
Prerequisite: Consent of department. 1 semester hour.
PHGN199. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Individual re-
search 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: “Indepen-
dent 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. Prerequi-
site: 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-ELECTROMAGNETISM
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. Prerequi-
site: PHGN100/110, concurrent enrollment 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 electronics
measurements, particularly the application of oscilloscopes
and computer based data acquisition. Topics covered include
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circuit analysis, electrical power, diodes, transistors (FET
Example applications taken from atomic, molecular, solid
and BJT), operational amplifiers, filters, transducers, and in-
state or nuclear systems. Prerequisites: PHGN300 and
tegrated circuits. Laboratory experiments in the use of basic
PHGN311. 4 hours lecture; 4 semester hours.
electronics for physical measurements. Emphasis is on prac-
PHGN324. INTRODUCTION TO ASTRONOMY AND
tical knowledge gained in the laboratory, including proto-
ASTROPHYSICS (II) Celestial mechanics; Kepler’s laws
typing, troubleshooting, and laboratory notebook style.
and gravitation; solar system and its contents; electromag-
Prerequisite: PHGN200. 3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab;
netic 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 universe.
be determined by instructor, maximum of 6 credit hours.
Prerequisite: PHGN200/210. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
Junior Year
PHGN326. ADVANCED PHYSICS LAB II (II) (WI) Con-
PHGN300. PHYSICS III-MODERN PHYSICS I (I, II, S)
tinuation of PHGN315. A writing-intensive course which
The third course in introductory physics for scientists and
expands laboratory experiments to include nuclear and solid
engineers including an introduction to the special theory of
state physics. Prerequisite: PHGN315. 1 hour lecture, 3 hours
relativity, wave-particle duality, the Schroedinger equation,
lab; 2 semester hours.
electrons in solids, nuclear structure and transmutations.
PHGN340. COOPERATIVE EDUCATION (I, II, S) Super-
Prerequisite: PHGN200/210; Concurrent enrollment in
vised, full-time, engineering-related employment for a con-
MACS315. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
tinuous six-month period (or its equivalent) in which specific
PHGN310. HONORS PHYSICS III-MODERN PHYSICS
educational objectives are achieved. Prerequisite: Second
(II) A course parallel to PHGN300 but in which the subject
semester sophomore status and a cumulative grade-point
matter is treated in greater depth. Registration is strongly
average of at least 2.00. 1 to 3 semester hours.
recommended for physics majors or those considering the
PHGN341. THERMAL PHYSICS (II) An introduction to
physics option, but is not required. Prerequisite: PHGN200/
statistical physics from the quantum mechanical point of
210 and concurrent enrollment in MACS315 or consent of
view. The microcanonical and canonical ensembles. Heat,
instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
work and the laws of thermodynamics. Thermodynamic
PHGN311. INTRODUCTION TO MATHEMATICAL
potentials; Maxwell relations; phase transformations. Ele-
PHYSICS Demonstration of the unity of diverse topics such
mentary kinetic theory. An introduction to quantum statistics.
as mechanics, quantum mechanics, optics, and electricity
Prerequisite: DCGN210 and PHGN311. 3 hours lecture;
and magnetism via the techniques of linear algebra, complex
3 semester hours.
variables, Fourier transforms, and vector calculus. Prerequi-
PHGN350. INTERMEDIATE MECHANICS (I) Begins
site: PHGN300, MACS315, and PHGN384 or consent of in-
with an intermediate treatment of Newtonian mechanics and
structor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
continues through an introduction to Hamilton’s principle
PHGN315. ADVANCED PHYSICS LAB I (I) (WI) Intro-
and Hamiltonian and Lagrangian dynamics. Includes systems
duction to laboratory measurement techniques as applied to
of particles, linear and driven oscillators, motion under a
modern physics experiments. Experiments from optics and
central force, two-particle collisions and scattering, motion
atomic physics. A writing-intensive course with laboratory
in non-inertial reference frames and dynamics of rigid bodies.
and computer design projects based on applications of mod-
Prerequisite: PHGN200/210. Co-requisite: PHGN311.
ern physics. Prerequisite: PHGN300/310 or consent of in-
4 hours lecture; 4 semester hours.
structor. 1 hour lecture, 3 hours lab; 2 semester hours.
PHGN361. INTERMEDIATE ELECTROMAGNETISM (II)
PHGN317. SEMICONDUCTOR CIRCUITS- DIGITAL (I)
Theory and application of the following: static electric and
Introduction to digital devices used in modern electronics.
magnetic fields in free space, dielectric materials, and mag-
Topics covered include logic gates, flip-flops, timers, counters,
netic materials; steady currents; scalar and vector potentials;
multiplexing, analog-to-digital and digital-to-analog devices.
Gauss’ law and Laplace’s equation applied to boundary
Emphasis is on practical circuit design and assembly. Pre-
value problems; Ampere’s and Faraday’s laws. Prerequisite:
requisite: PHGN215. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 3 semester
PHGN200/210 and PHGN311. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester
hours.
hours.
PHGN320 MODERN PHYSICS II: BASICS OF QUANTUM
PHGN384. APPARATUS DESIGN (S) Introduction to the
MECHANICS (II) Introduction to the Schroedinger theory
design of engineering physics apparatus. Concentrated indi-
of quantum mechanics. Topics include Schroedinger’s equa-
vidual participation in the design of machined and fabricated
tion, quantum theory of measurement, the uncertainty princi-
system components, vacuum systems, electronics and com-
ple, eigenfunctions and energy spectra, angular momentum,
puter interfacing systems. Supplementary lectures on safety
perturbation theory, and the treatment of identical particles.
and laboratory techniques. Visits to regional research facil-
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ities and industrial plants. Prerequisite: PHGN300/310,
PHGN421. ATOMIC PHYSICS Introduction to the funda-
PHGN215. Available in 4 or 6 credit hour blocks in the
mental properties and structure of atoms. Applications to
summer field session usually following the sophomore
hydrogen-like atoms, fine-structure multielectron atoms,
year. The machine shop component also may be available
and atomic spectra. Prerequisite: PHGN320. 3 hours lecture;
in a 2-hour block during the academic year. Total of 6 credit
3 semester hours.
hours required for the Engineering Physics option.
PHGN422. NUCLEAR PHYSICS Introduction to subatomic
PHGN398. SPECIAL TOPICS (I, II) Pilot course or special
(particle and nuclear) phenomena. Characterization and sys-
topics course. Prerequisites: Consent of department. Credit to
tematics of particle and nuclear states; symmetries; introduc-
be determined by instructor, maximum of 6 credit hours.
tion and systematics of the electromagnetic, weak, and strong
PHGN399. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Individual re-
interactions; systematics of radioactivity; liquid drop and
search or special problem projects supervised by a faculty
shell models; nuclear technology. Prerequisite: PHGN320.
member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a sub-
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
ject matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: “Indepen-
PHGN423. DIRECT ENERGY CONVERSION Review of
dent Study” form must be completed and submitted to the
basic physical principles; types of power generation treated
Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
include fission, fusion, magnetohydrodynamic, thermo-
Senior Year
electric, thermionic, fuel cells, photovoltaic, electrohydro-
PHGN402. GREAT PHYSICISTS The lives, times, and
dynamic piezoelectrics. Prerequisite: PHGN300/310. 3 hours
scientific contributions of key historical physicists are ex-
lecture; 3 semester hours.
plored in an informal seminar format. Each week a member
PHGN424. ASTROPHYSICS A survey of fundamental
of the faculty will lead discussions about one or more differ-
aspects of astrophysical phenomena, concentrating on
ent scientists who have figured significantly in the develop-
measurements of basic stellar properties such as distance,
ment of the discipline. Prerequisite: None. 1 hour lecture;
luminosity, spectral classification, mass, and radii. Simple
1 semester hour.
models of stellar structure evolution and the associated
PHGN404. PHYSICS OF THE ENVIRONMENT An exam-
nuclear processes as sources of energy and nucleosynthesis.
ination of several environmental issues in terms of the funda-
Introduction to cosmology and physics of standard big-bang
mental underlying principles of physics including energy
models. Prerequisite: PHGN320. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester
conservation, conversion and generation; solar energy;
hours.
nuclear power and weapons, radioactivity and radiation
PHGN435/ChEN435. INTERDISCIPLINARY MICRO-
effects; aspects of air, noise and thermal pollution. Prerequi-
ELECTRONICS PROCESSING LABORATORY Applica-
site: PHGN200/210 or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture;
tion of science and engineering principles to the design,
3 semester hours.
fabrication, and testing of microelectronic devices. Emphasis
PHGN412. MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS Mathematical
on specific unit operations and the interrelation among pro-
techniques applied to the equations of physics; complex vari-
cessing steps. Prerequisites: Senior standing in PHGN,
ables, partial differential equations, special functions, finite
CRGN, MTGN, or EGGN. Consent of instructor. 1.5 hours
and infinite- dimensional vector spaces. Green’s functions.
lecture, 4 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
Transforms; computer algebra. Prerequisite: PHGN311.
PHGN440/MLGN502. SOLID STATE PHYSICS An ele-
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
mentary study of the properties of solids including crystalline
PHGN419. PRINCIPLES OF SOLAR ENERGY SYSTEMS
structure and its determination, lattice vibrations, electrons
Theory and techniques of insolation measurement. Absorp-
in metals, and semiconductors. (Graduate students in physics
tive and radiative properties of surfaces. Optical properties of
may register only for PHGN440.) Prerequisite: PH320.
materials and surfaces. Principles of photovoltaic devices.
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
Optics of collector systems. Solar energy conversion tech-
PHGN441/MLGN522. SOLID STATE PHYSICS APPLICA-
niques: heating and cooling of buildings, solar thermal
TIONS AND PHENOMENA Continuation of PHGN440/
(power and process heat), wind energy, ocean thermal, and
MLGN502 with an emphasis on applications of the principles
photovoltaic. Prerequisite: PHGN300/310 and MACS315.
of solid state physics to practical properties of materials
PHGN420. QUANTUM MECHANICS Schroedinger equa-
including: optical properties, superconductivity, dielectric
tion, uncertainty, change of representation, one-dimensional
properties, magnetism, noncrystalline structure, and inter-
problems, axioms for state vectors and operators, matrix me-
faces. (Graduate students in physics may register only for
chanics, uncertainty relations, time-independent perturbation
PHGN441.) Prerequisite: PHGN440/MLGN502, or equiva-
theory, time-dependent perturbations, harmonic oscillator,
lent by instructor’s permission. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester
angular momentum. Prerequisite: PHGN320 and PHGN350.
hours.
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
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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 problems.
semester program covering the full spectrum of experimental
Topics covered include finite element methods, analysis of
design, drawing on all of the student’s previous course work.
scaling, efficiency, errors, and stability, as well as a survey
At the beginning of the first semester, the student selects a re-
of numerical algorithms and packages for analyzing algebraic,
search project in consultation with the course coordinator and
differential, and matrix systems. The numerical methods are
the faculty supervisor. The objectives of the project are given
introduced and developed in the analysis of advanced physics
to the student in broad outline form. The student then designs
problems taken from classical physics, astrophysics, electro-
the entire project, including any or all of the following ele-
magnetism, solid state, and nuclear physics. Prerequisites:
ments as appropriate: literature search, specialized apparatus,
Introductory-level knowledge of C, Fortran, or Basic;
block-diagram electronics, computer data acquisition and/or
PHGN311. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
analysis, sample materials, and measurement and/or analysis
PHGN460. PLASMA PHYSICS Review of Maxwell’s
sequences. The course culminates in a senior thesis. Supple-
equations; charged-particle orbit in given electromagnetic
mentary lectures are given on techniques of physics research
fields; macroscopic behavior of plasma, distribution func-
and experimental design. Prerequisite: PHGN384 and
tions; diffusion theory; kinetic equations of plasma; plasma
PHGN326. 1 hour lecture, 6 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
oscillations and waves, conductivity, magnetohydrodynamics,
PHGN472. SENIOR DESIGN (II) (WI) Continuation of
stability theory; Alven waves, plasma confinement. Prerequi-
PHGN471. Prerequisite: PHGN384 and PHGN326. 1 hour
site: 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 re-
tions in optics; imaging, lasers, resonators and wave guides.
search 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: “Inde-
students with a comprehensive working knowledge of optical
pendent Study” form must be completed and submitted to
system design that is sufficient to address optical problems
the Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
found in their respective disciplines. Topics include paraxial
optics, imaging, aberration analysis, use of commercial ray
tracing and optimization, diffraction, linear systems and opti-
cal transfer functions, detectors and optical system examples.
Prerequisite: PHGN462 or consent of instructor. 3 hours lec-
ture; 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 as
Center (ASPPRC) at Colorado School of Mines was estab-
a focal point for industry- driven research and education in
lished in 1984. The Center is a unique partnership between
advanced thin films and coating systems, surface engineering,
industry, the National Science Foundation (NSF), and Colo-
tribology, electronic, optical and magnetic thin films and de-
rado School of Mines, and is devoted to building excellence
vices. The laboratory is supported by a combination of govern-
in research and education in the ferrous metallurgy branch of
ment funding agencies (NSF, DOE, DOD) and an industrial
materials science and engineering. Objectives of ASPPRC
consortium that holds annual workshops designed to maxi-
are to perform research of direct benefit to the users and pro-
mize interaction between participants, evaluate the research
ducers of steels, to educate graduate students within the con-
conducted by graduate students and faculty, and provide di-
text of research programs of major theoretical and practical
rection and guidance for future activities. ACSEL provides
interest to the steel-using and steel-producing industries, to
opportunities for CSM faculty and graduate students to visit
stimulate undergraduate education in ferrous metallurgy, and
and work in sponsor facilities, participate in technical meet-
to develop a forum to stimulate advances in the processing,
ings with sponsors, and for CSM graduates to gain employ-
quality and application of steel.
ment with sponsors.
Research programs consist of several projects, each of
Advanced Control of Energy and
which is a graduate student thesis. Small groups of students
Power Systems
and faculty are involved in each of the research programs.
Sponsor representatives are encouraged to participate on the
The Advanced Control of Energy and Power Systems
graduate student committees.
Center (ACEPS), based in the Engineering Division, features
a unique partnership consisting of industry, the National
The Center was established with a five-year grant of
Science Foundation (NSF), the Department of Energy
$575,000 from the National Science Foundation, and is now
(DOE), the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), Colo-
self-sufficient, primarily as a result of industry support.
rado School of Mines (CSM) and twelve other universities.
Center for Automation, Robotics and
The mission of ACEPS is to conduct fundamental and applied
Distributed Intelligence
research supporting the technical advancement of the electric
utility industry, their customers, and component suppliers
The Center for Automation, Robotics and Distributed
in the field of electric power systems and power electronics
Intelligence (CARDI) focuses on the study and application
with special emphasis on the advanced/intelligent control and
of advanced engineering and computer science research in
power quality in the generation, transmission, distribution,
neural networks, robotics, data mining, image processing,
and utilization; using such research as a means of advancing
signal processing, sensor fusion, information technology,
graduate education.
distributed networks, sensor and actuator development and
artificial intelligence to problems in environment, energy,
Center research projects focus on the development of an
natural resources, materials, transportation, information, com-
intelligent energy system that will employ advanced power
munications and medicine. CARDI concentrates on problems
electronics, enhanced computer and communications systems,
which are not amenable to traditional solutions within a single
renewable energy applications, and distributed generation.
discipline, but rather require a multi-disciplinary systems
Examples include development of intelligent substations,
approach to integrate technologies. The systems require
impact of highly varying loads, power quality, electrical equip-
closed loop controllers that incorporate artificial intelligence
ment life assessment, and intelligent automatic generation
and machine learning techniques to reason autonomously or
control for transient loads.
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 deregulation
Research is sponsored by industry, federal agencies, state
phase, the power center has become a key national resource
agencies, and joint government-industry initiatives. Inter-
for the Research & Development (R&D) needs of this major
action with industry enables CARDI to identify technical
industrial sector.
needs that require research, to cooperatively develop solu-
tions, and to generate innovative mechanisms for the tech-
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nology transfer. Enthusiastic and motivated students are en-
“soft” rock applications but instead fosters research in both
couraged to join CARDI for education and research in the
arenas and encourages interdisciplinary communication be-
area of robotics and intelligent systems.
tween the associated disciplines. The Colorado School of
Mines is a world leader in multidisciplinary integration and
Center for Combustion and
therefore presents a unique atmosphere to promote the suc-
Environmental Research
cess of such research. Faculty and students from the Depart-
The Center for Combustion and Environmental Research
ments of Petroleum Engineering, Geophysical Engineering,
(CCER) is an interdisciplinary research and educational unit
Geology and Geological Engineering, Engineering, and Min-
specializing in the chemistry and physics of exothermic
ing Engineering are involved in EM2C. In addition to tradi-
reacting flows. Specific research projects are varied, but they
tional topics in these disciplines, the center cultivates research
fall into five core areas: detailed combustion chemical kinetic
in nontraditional characterization such as arctic ice coring,
modeling and experiment; combustion flow-field modeling
extraterrestrial space boring, and laser/rock destruction for
and experiment; combustion spray and aerosol modeling and
multiple applications. EM2C was established in 2003.
experiment; optical sensing techniques in combustion; and
combustion emissions remediation.
Center for Engineering Education
The CSM Center for Engineering Education marries edu-
Collaborative projects involve CSM’s Engineering Divi-
cational research with assessment, outreach and teaching. The
sion and Chemical Engineering and Petroleum Refining De-
Center serves as a focal point for educational research con-
partment, and often include faculty and students from other
ducted by CSM faculty. Successfully educating tomorrow’s
universities. Interaction with federal and industrial sponsors
scientists and engineers requires that we look at student
not only helps to guide the Center’s program, but offers stu-
learning as a system. The principles of cognitive psychology
dents opportunities after graduation.
and educational psychology provide the best explanation of
Center for Commercial Applications of
how this learning system works. Education will be most
Combustion in Space
effective when educational research, informed by the princi-
ples of cognitive and educational psychology, along with the
The Center for Commercial Applications of Combustion
application of that research, and teaching, are linked and
in Space (CCACS) is a NASA/Industry/ University space
interrelated.
commercialization center based at the Colorado School of
Mines. The mission of the Center is to assist industry in
The primary goals of the Center for Engineering
developing commercial products by conducting combustion
Education are
research which takes advantage of the unique properties of
◆ To conduct world-class research on teaching and
space as well as to address NASA’s objectives in space.
learning in science and engineering.
The Center operates under the auspices of NASA’s Office
◆ To use the results of that research to continually im-
of Space Partnership Development (OSPD), whose mission is
prove instruction at the Colorado School of Mines to
to provide access to space for commercial research and devel-
better support the learning process of our students.
opment activities by private industry. The focus of CCACS is
◆ To support the educational needs of science and engi-
on products and processes in which combustion or chemical
neering instructors at the pre-college, college, graduate
reactions play a key role and which can benefit from knowl-
and professional development levels.
edge to be gained through experiments conducted in space.
Examples include combustors, fire suppression and safety,
Center for Environmental Risk
combustion synthesis production of advanced materials and
Assessment
sensors and controls, and space resource development. The
The mission of the Center for Environmental Risk Assess-
Center currently has participation from faculty and students
ment (CERA) at CSM is to unify and enhance environmental
from the departments of Chemical Engineering, Engineering,
risk assessment research and educational activities at CSM.
Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, and Physics, but is
By bringing diverse, inter-disciplinary expertise to bear on
not limited to these departments. Opportunities for under-
problems in environmental risk assessment, CERA facilitates
graduates in research areas are occasionally available. For
the development of significantly improved, scientifically-
further information, contact CCACS Director Dr. Michael
based approaches for estimating human and ecological risks
Duke, (303) 384-2096.
and for using the results of such assessments. Education and
Center for Earth Materials, Mechanics,
research programs within CERA integrate faculty and stu-
and Characterization
dents from the departments of Chemical Engineering and
Petroleum Refining, Environmental Sciences and Engineer-
EM2C is a multidisciplinary research center intended
ing, Chemistry and Geochemistry, Economics and Business,
to promote research in a variety of areas including rock
Mathematics and Computer Science, and Geology and Geo-
mechanics, earth systems, and nontraditional characteriza-
logical Engineering.
tion. The Center does not limit its focus to either “hard” or
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Center for Intelligent Biomedical
CSEM draws from expertise in the departments of
Devices and Musculoskeletal Systems
Physics, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Chemical
Engineering, Chemistry and Geochemistry, and from the
The multi-institutional Center for Intelligent Biomedical
Division of Engineering. The largest research activity is
Devices and Musculoskeletal systems (IBDMS) integrates
directed at the photovoltaic industry. CSEM also supports
programs and expertise from CSM, Rocky Mountain Musculo-
research in thin film materials, polymeric devices, nanoscale
skeletal Research Laboratories (RMMRL), University of
science, novel characterization, , electronic materials pro-
Colorado Health Sciences Center and the Colorado VA
cessing, process simulation, and systems issues associated
Research Center. Established at CSM as a National Science
with electronic materials and devices.
Foundation (NSF) Industry/University Cooperative Research
Center, IBDMS is also supported by industry and State
Graduate students in materials science and the above-
organizations.
mentioned departments can pursue research on center-related
projects. Undergraduates are involved through engineering
IBDMS has become an international center for the devel-
design courses and summer research experiences. Close
opment of Bionic Orthopaedics, sports medicine, human
proximity to the National Renewable Energy Lab and several
sensory augmentation, and smart orthoses. Through the efforts
local photovoltaic companies provides a unique opportunity
of this center, new major and minor programs in bioengineer-
for students to work with industry and government labs as
ing and biotechnology are being established at both the CSM
they attempt to solve real world problems. External contacts
graduate and undergraduate levels.
also provide guidance in targeting the educational curriculum
With its Industrial Advisory Board (IAB), IBDMS seeks
toward the needs of the electronic materials industry.
to establish educational programs, short- and long-term
basic and applied research efforts that would enhance the
Center for Wave Phenomena
competitive position of Colorado and U.S. bio-industry in
With sponsorship for its research by 26 companies in the
the international markets. IBDMS focuses the work of diverse
worldwide oil exploration industry, this interdisciplinary pro-
engineering, materials and medicine disciplines. Its graduates
gram, including faculty and students from the Geophysics
are a new generation of students with an integrated engineer-
Department and the Mathematical and Computer Sciences
ing and medicine systems view, with increasing opportunities
Department, is engaged in a coordinated and integrated
available in the biosciences.
program of research in inverse problems and problems of
seismic data processing and inversion. Its methods have
Center for Research on Hydrates and
applications to seismic exploration, global seismology, ocean
Other Solids
sound-speed profiling, nondestructive testing and evaluation,
The Center for Research on Hydrates and Other Solids is
and land-mine detection, among other areas. Extensive use
sponsored by a consortium of fifteen industrial and govern-
is made of analytical techniques, especially asymptotic
ment entities. The center focuses on research and education
methods and computational techniques. Methodology is
involving solids in hydrocarbon and aqueous fluids which
developed through computer implementation, based on the
affect exploration, production and processing of gas and oil.
philosophy that the ultimate test of an inverse method is its
application to field or experimental data. Thus, the group
Involving over twenty students and faculty from five
starts from a physical problem, develops a mathematical
departments, the center provides a unique combination of
model that adequately represents the physics, derives an
expertise that has enabled CSM to achieve international
approximate solution technique, generates a computer code
prominence in the area of solids. CSM participants interact
to implement the method, tests on synthetic data, and, finally,
on an on-going basis with sponsors, including frequent
tests on field data.
visits to their facilities. For students, this interaction often
continues beyond graduation, with opportunities for employ-
Center for Welding, Joining and
ment at sponsoring industries. For more information, see
Coatings Research
www.mines.edu/research/chs.
The Center for Welding, Joining and Coatings Research
Center for Solar and Electronic
(CWJCR) is an interdisciplinary organization with researchers
Materials
and faculty from the Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
Department and the Engineering Division. The goal of CWJCR
The Center for Solar and Electronic Materials (CSEM)
is to promote education and research, and to advance under-
was established in 1995 to focus, support, and extend grow-
standing of the metallurgical and processing aspects of weld-
ing activity in the area of electronic materials for solar and
ing, joining and coating processes. Current center activities
related applications. CSEM facilitates interdisciplinary col-
include: education, research, conferences, short courses, sem-
laborations across the CSM campus; fosters interactions with
inars, information source and transfer, and industrial consor-
national laboratories, industries, public utilities, state and
tia. The Center receives significant support from industry,
federal government, and other universities; and serves to
national laboratories and government entities.
guide and strengthen the electronic materials curriculum.
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The Center for Welding, Joining and Coatings Research
research and educational activities through networking
strives to provide numerous opportunities that directly con-
among all constituencies in Colorado, including government
tribute to the student’s professional growth. Some of the
agencies, energy industries, and universities. CERI’s mission
opportunities include:
is to serve as a state and regional resource on energy and
Direct involvement in the projects that constitute the
energy related minerals issues, providing energy status
Center’s research program.
reports, sponsorship of symposia, demonstration programs,
Interaction with internationally renowned visiting scholars.
and reports on research results. CERI’s activities enhance the
Industrial collaborations that provide equipment,
development and promotion of energy and energy related
materials and services.
minerals education programs in the areas of energy develop-
Research experience at industrial plants or national
ment, utilization, and conservation, and provide a basis for
laboratories.
informed energy related state policies and actions.
Professional experience and exposure before nationally
Colorado Institute for Fuels and
recognized organizations through student presenta-
Energy Research
tions of university research.
The Colorado Institute for Fuels and Energy Research
Direct involvement in national welding, materials, and
(CIFER) is an interdisciplinary research institute involving
engineering professional societies.
faculty and students from several academic departments at
ChevronTexaco Center of Research
the Colorado School of Mines. CIFER originally was formed
Excellence
to assist industry, State and Federal governments in develop-
The ChevronTexaco Center of Research Excellence
ing and implementing clean air policy for the benefit of the
(CoRE) is a partnership between the Colorado School of
U.S. and particularly for high altitude communities through
Mines (CSM) and ChevronTexaco (CVX) to conduct re-
the development of newer, cleaner burning fuels and the tech-
search on sedimentary architecture and reservoir characteri-
nology to properly use fuels. It has evolved to include a sub-
zation and modeling. The center supports the development of
stantial component of combustion and fuel cell research as
new earth science technology while providing CVX inter-
well has energy related computational modeling.
national employees the opportunity to earn advanced degrees.
Colorado Institute for Macromolecular
Colorado Center for Advanced
Science and Engineering
Ceramics
The Colorado Institute for Macromolecular Science and
The Colorado Center for Advanced Ceramics (CCAC)
Engineering (CIMSE) was established in 1999 by an inter-
is developing the fundamental knowledge that is leading to
disciplinary team of faculty from several CSM departments.
important technological developments in advanced ceramics
It is sponsored by the National Science Foundation, the Envi-
and composite materials. Established at CSM in April 1988
ronmental Protection Agency, and the Department of Energy.
as a joint effort between CSM and the Coors Ceramics Com-
The mission of the Institute is to enhance the training and
pany (now CoorsTek), the Center is dedicated to excellence
research capabilities of CSM in the area of polymeric and
in research and graduate education in high technology
other complex materials as well as to promote education in
ceramic and composite materials. The goal of the Center
the areas of materials, energy, and the environment.
is to translate advances in materials science into new and im-
Fourteen CSM faculty members from eight departments
proved ceramic fabrication processes and ceramic and com-
are involved with the Institute’s research. The research vol-
posite materials. Current research projects cover a broad
ume is more than $1 million and supports around 15 full-time
spectrum of materials and phenomena including porous
graduate students in polymers, colloids and complex fluids.
ceramics and metals for filters; nano-scale powder prepara-
Current research projects include plastics from renewable
tion and mechanics; ceramic-metal composites; fuel cell,
resources, computer simulation of polymers, novel synthetic
solar cell and battery materials; high temperature gas and
methods, and the development of new processing strategies
plasma corrosion; interparticle forces; structure of grain
from polymer materials.
boundaries; and mechanical properties of thin films. Current
projects are supported by both industry and government and
CIMSE works to improve the educational experience of
several students are performing their research through a col-
undergraduate and graduate students in polymers and com-
laboration with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory
plex fluids as well as maintain state-of-the-art lab facilities.
located in Golden. Each project involves research leading to
Currently CSM has the largest polymeric materials effort in
a graduate thesis of a student.
the State of Colorado. Materials are a dominant theme at
CSM, and CIMSE will play an important role in ensuring
Colorado Energy Research Institute
that our students remain competitive in the workforce.
Originally established in 1974 and reestablished in 2004,
the Colorado Energy Research Institute (CERI) promotes
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Energy and Minerals Field Institute
resource protection and management. IGWMC operates a
The Energy and Minerals Field Institute is an educational
clearinghouse for ground-water modeling software; organizes
activity serving Colorado School of Mines students and ex-
conferences, short courses and seminars; and provides tech-
ternal audiences. The goal of the Institute is to provide better
nical advice and assistance related to ground water. In sup-
understanding of complex regional issues surrounding devel-
port of its information and training activities, IGWMC
opment of western energy and mineral resources by provid-
conducts a program of applied research and development in
ing firsthand experience that cannot be duplicated in the
ground-water modeling.
classroom. The Institute conducts field programs for educa-
Kroll Institute for Extractive Metallurgy
tors, the media, government officials, industry, and the finan-
The Kroll Institute for Extractive Metallurgy (KIEM), a
cial community. The Institute also hosts conferences and
Center for Excellence in Extractive Metallurgy, was estab-
seminars throughout the year dealing with issues specific to
lished at the Colorado School of Mines in 1974 using a
western resources development. Students involved in Institute
bequest from William J. Kroll. Over the years, the Kroll
programs are afforded a unique opportunity to learn about the
Institute has provided support for a significant number of
technological, economic, environmental, and policy aspects
undergraduate and graduate students who have gone on to
of resource development.
make important contributions to the mining, minerals and
Excavation Engineering and Earth
metals industries. The initial endowment has provided a great
Mechanics Institute
foundation for the development of a more comprehensive
program to support industry needs.
The Excavation Engineering and Earth Mechanics Institute
(EMI), established in 1974, combines education and research
The primary objectives of the Kroll Institute are to pro-
for the development of improved excavation technology. By
vide research expertise, well-trained engineers to industry,
emphasizing a joint effort among research, academic, and
and research and educational opportunities to students, in the
industrial concerns, EMI contributes to the research, develop-
areas of minerals, metals and materials processing; extractive
ment and testing of new methods and equipment, thus facili-
and chemical metallurgy; chemical processing of materials;
tating the rapid application of economically feasible new
and recycling and waste treatment and minimization.
technologies.
Marathon Center of Excellence for
Current research projects are being conducted throughout
Reservoir Studies
the world in the areas of tunnel, raise and shaft boring, rock
Marathon Center of Excellence for Reservoir Studies
mechanics, micro-seismic detection, machine instrumenta-
conducts collaborative research on timely topics of interest to
tion and robotics, rock fragmentation and drilling, materials
the upstream segment of the petroleum industry and provides
handling systems, innovative mining methods, and mine de-
relevant technical service support, technology transfer, and
sign and economics analysis relating to energy and non-fuel
training to the Center’s sponsors. Research includes sponsor-
minerals development and production. EMI has been a pio-
ship of M.S. and Ph.D. graduate students, while technology
neer in the development of special applications software and
transfer and training involve one-on-one training of practic-
hardware systems and has amassed extensive databases and
ing engineers and students from the sponsoring companies.
specialized computer programs. Outreach activities for the
The Center is a multi-disciplinary organization housed in the
Institute include the offering of short courses to the industry,
Petroleum Engineering Department. The Center activities
and sponsorship and participation in major international con-
call for the collaboration of the CSM faculty and graduate
ferences in tunneling, shaft drilling, raise boring and mine
students in various engineering and earth sciences disciplines
mechanization.
together with local world-class experts. The Center has been
The full-time team at EMI consists of scientists, engineers,
initiated with a grant from Marathon Oil Company and has
and support staff. Graduate students pursue their thesis work
been serving the oil industry around the world. The current
on Institute projects, while undergraduate students are em-
research topics include: reservoir engineering aspects of hori-
ployed in research.
zontal and deviated wells, Non-Darcy flow effects in hydraulic
International Ground Water Modeling
fractures and naturally fractured reservoirs, streamline model-
ing in dual-porosity reservoirs, dual-mesh methods to capture
Center
the fine-scale heterogeneity effects in displacement processes,
The International Ground Water Modeling Center
modeling of transient flow in hydraulically fractured hori-
(IGWMC) is an information, education, and research center
zontal wells, naturally fractured reservoirs containing multi-
for ground-water modeling established at Holcomb Research
ple sets of intersecting fractures, numerical modeling of
Institute in 1978, and relocated to the Colorado School of
reservoirs containing sparse naturally fractured regions,
Mines in 1991. Its mission is to provide an international focal
improved modeling of matrix vertical flow in dual-porosity
point for ground-water professionals, managers, and educators
reservoirs, steam assisted gravity drainage (SAGD) for
in advancing the use of computer models in ground-water
medium gravity foamy oil reservoirs.
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Petroleum Exploration and Production
Reservoir Characterization Project
Center
The Reservoir Characterization Project (RCP), established
The Petroleum Exploration and Production Center (PEPC)
in 1985 at Colorado School of Mines, is an industry-sponsored
is an interdisciplinary educational and research organization
research consortium. Its mission is to develop and apply 4-D,
specializing in applied studies of petroleum reservoirs. The
9-C seismology and associated technologies for enhanced
center integrates disciplines from within the Departments of
reservoir recovery. Each multi-year research phase focuses
Geology and Geological Engineering, Geophysics and Petro-
on a consortium partner’s unique field location, where multi-
leum Engineering.
component seismic data are recorded, processed and inter-
preted to define reservoir heterogeneity and architecture. Each
PEPC offers students and faculty the opportunity to
field study has resulted in the development and advancement
participate in research areas including: improved techniques
of new 3- and 4-D multicomponent acquisition, processing,
for exploration, drilling, completion, stimulation and reser-
and interpretation technology, which has led to additional
voir evaluation techniques; characterization of stratigraphic
hydrocarbon recovery. Research currently focuses on
architecture and flow behavior of petroleum reservoirs at
dynamic reservoir characterization, which enables monitor-
multiple scales; evaluation of petroleum reserves and re-
ing of the reservoir production process.
sources on a national and worldwide basis; and development
and application of educational techniques to integrate the
The Reservoir Characterization Project promotes inter-
petroleum disciplines.
disciplinary research and education among industry and stu-
dents in the fields of Geophysics, Geology and Geological
Engineering, and Petroleum Engineering.
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Section 8 - Services
Arthur Lakes Library
Workrooms in several locations on campus contain net-
Arthur Lakes Library is a regional information center for
worked PCs and workstations. Printers, scanners, digitizers,
engineering, energy, minerals and materials science, and
and other specialized resources are available for use in some
associated engineering and science fields. The library pro-
of the locations.
vides educational and research resources to support and en-
In addition to central server and facilities operations,
hance the academic mission of CSM. The library staff is
services provided to the campus community include e-mail,
committed to excellence in supporting the information needs
wired and wireless network operation and support, modem
of the CSM community and providing access to information
pools, access to the commodity Internet and Internet 2, net-
for library users.
work security, volume and site licensing of software, on-line
The library collections include more than 500,000 vol-
training modules, videoconferencing, and campus web site
umes; approximately 1800 serial titles with hundreds of data-
and central systems administration and support. In addition,
bases and e-journals; over 201,000 maps; archival materials
support and administration is provided for some academic
on CSM and western mining history; and several special col-
department servers, laboratories, and desktops. AC&N man-
lections. The library is a selective U.S. and Colorado state
ages and supports the central course management system
depository with over 600,000 government publications, in-
(Blackboard), calendaring services, printing, short-term
cluding selected NTIS publications.
equipment loan, and room scheduling for some general com-
puter teaching classrooms.
Access to CSM collections is provided by Catalyst, the
on-line public access catalog and circulation system. Students
All major campus buildings are connected to the com-
and faculty have access to nearly all of the library’s electronic
puting network operated by AC&N and many areas of the
resources from any computer on the campus network, includ-
campus are covered by the wireless network. All residence
ing those in networked CSM residential facilities. Dial-up
halls and the Mines Park housing complex are wired for net-
and Internet access is also available from on and off-campus.
work access and some fraternity and sorority houses are also
See the library’s web page at http://www.mines.edu/library/
directly connected to the network.
for more information and Web links.
All users of Colorado School of Mines computing and
Reference resources include specialized electronic data-
networking resources are expected to comply with all poli-
bases, websites and print indexes. Reference librarians pro-
cies related to the use of these resources. Policies are posted
vide instruction and personal help as needed, conduct library
at http://www.mines.edu/academic/computer/policies/. For
research sessions for classes, and provide e-mail and tele-
more information about AC&N, see the web pages at
phone reference and research services. .
http://www.mines.edu/academic/computer/.
In addition to material that can be checked out from the
Copy Center
CSM library and other libraries within the Colorado Alliance,
Located on the first floor of Guggenheim Hall, the Copy
interlibrary loan service provides access to materials from re-
Center offers on-line binding, printed tabs, and halftones.
gional and world-wide libraries.
Printing can be done on all paper sizes from odd-sized origi-
Academic Computing and Networking
nals. Some of the other services offered are GBC and Velo
Binding, folding, sorting and collating, reduction and en-
Academic Computing and Networking (AC&N) provides
largement, two sided copying, and color copying. We have a
computing and networking services to meet the instructional,
variety of paper colors, special resume paper and CSM
research, and networking infrastructure needs of the campus.
watermark for thesis copying. These services are available
AC&N manages and operates the campus network along with
to students, faculty, and staff. The Copy Center campus
central academic computing systems and laboratories located
extension is 3202.
in the Green Center, CTLM, Writing Center, and Library.
In addition, AC&N’s academic department support services
CSM Alumni Association
group provides support services for many departmental
(CSMAA) The Colorado School of Mines Alumni Asso-
servers, laboratories, and desktops.
ciation, established in 1895, serves the Colorado School of
Central computing accounts and services are available to
Mines and its alumni. Services and benefits of membership
registered students and current faculty and staff members.
include:
Information about hours, services, and the activation of new
Mines, a quarterly publication covering campus and
accounts is available on the web site at http://www.mines.edu/
alumni news; Mines Magazine®, The Network is an annual
academic/computer/, directly from the front desk of the
directory of all Mines alumni (hard copy and on-line);
Computing Center (Green Center 231) or CTLM locations,
on-line job listings; section activities providing a connection
or by calling (303) 273-3431.
to the campus and other Mines alumni around the world for
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social and networking purposes; connections to Mines
ties, the program prepares students for a successful transition
through invitations to local and annual alumni meetings,
to academic work. The curriculum focuses on individual stu-
reunions, golf tournaments and other special events; awards,
dent needs and utilizes hands-on, experiential learning. Its
including the opportunity to nominate fellow alumni and be
emphasis on English for Engineering and Technology is
nominated yourself; CSM library privileges to Colorado resi-
especially beneficial to prospective CSM students. Upon
dents; and e-mail forwarding services.
completion of the program, students are usually ready for
Benefits for the Colorado School of Mines and current
the rigorous demands of undergraduate or graduate study at
students are student grants; the Student Financial Assistance
CSM. Successful completion of the program may entitle aca-
Program; recognition banquets for graduating seniors/gradu-
demically qualified students to begin their academic studies
ate students; assistance and support of School events such as
without a TOEFL score.
Homecoming; alumni volunteer assistance in student recruit-
Enrollment at the CSM center is limited to students with
ing; organizes Order of the Engineer ceremonies; and pro-
high intermediate to advanced proficiency. Students with
grams enabling alumni input in school programming.
lower level of proficiency may enroll at INTERLINK’s other
For further information, call 303 273-3295, FAX 303
centers. For special arrangements for lower level students,
273-3583, e-mail csmaa@mines.edu, or write Mines Alumni
contact the INTERLINK office at the address below.
Association, 1600 Arapahoe Street, P.O. Box 1410, Golden,
The program is open to adults who have completed sec-
CO 80402-1410.
ondary school in good standing (Grade point average of C+
or above) and are able to meet their educational and living
Environmental Health and Safety
expenses. For further information contact INTERLINK Lan-
The Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) Department
guage Center (ESL) at:
is located in Chauvenet Hall. Five full-time employees in
the EHS Department provide a wide variety of services to
INTERLINK Language Center (ESL)
students, staff and faculty members. Functions of the EHS
Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO 80401
Department include: hazardous waste collection and dis-
http://www.eslus.com
posal; chemical procurement and distribution; assessment of
http://www.mines.edu/Outreach/interlink
air and water quality; fire safety; general industrial safety;
Email: interlinkcsm@mines.edu
industrial hygiene; health physics; and recycling. The staff of
Tele: 303-273-3516
the EHS Department is ready to respond to requests for infor-
Fax: 303-278-4055
mation and services from parents and students. Please call
LAIS Writing Center
303 273-3316.
Located in room 311 Stratton Hall (phone: 303 273-3085),
Green Center
the LAIS Writing Center is a teaching facility providing all
Completed in 1971, the Cecil H. and Ida Green Graduate
CSM students, faculty, and staff with an opportunity to
and Professional Center is named in honor of Dr. and Mrs.
enhance their writing abilities. The LAIS Writing Center
Green, major contributors to the funding of the building.
faculty are experienced technical and professional writing
instructors who are prepared to assist writers with every-
Bunker Memorial Auditorium, which seats 1,386, has a
thing from course assignments to scholarship and job appli-
large stage that may be used for lectures, concerts, drama
cations. This service is free to CSM students, faculty, and
productions, or for any occasion when a large attendance is
staff and entails one-to-one tutoring and online resources (at
expected.
http://www.mines.edu/Academic/lais/wc/writingcenter.html).
Friedhoff Hall contains a dance floor and an informal
Office of International Programs
stage. Approximately 600 persons can be accommodated at
tables for banquets or dinners. Auditorium seating can be
The Office of International Programs (OIP) fosters and
arranged for up to 500 people.
facilitates international education, research and outreach at
CSM. OIP is administered by the Office of Academic Affairs.
Petroleum Hall and Metals Hall are lecture rooms seating
125 and 330, respectively. Each room has audio visual equip-
The office works with the departments and divisions of
ment. In addition, the Green Center houses the modern Com-
the School to: (1) help develop and facilitate study abroad
puting Center and the Department of Geophysics.
opportunities for CSM undergraduates and serve as an infor-
mational and advising resource for them; (2) assist in attract-
INTERLINK Language Center (ESL)
ing new international students to CSM; (3) serve as an
The INTERLINK language program at CSM combines
information resource for faculty and scholars of the CSM
intensive English language instruction (ESL) with academic
community, promoting faculty exchanges and the pursuit
training and cultural orientation. Designed for international
of collaborative international research activities; (4) foster
students planning to attend CSM or other American universi-
international outreach and technology transfer programs;
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(5) facilitate arrangements for official international visitors
To ensure quality and consistency, all publications pro-
to CSM; and (6) in general, helps promote the internationali-
duced on campus are required to adhere to official campus
zation of CSM’s curricular programs and activities.
publications guidelines, which can be found on the Public
OIP is located in 109 Stratton Hall. For more specific
Relations Web pages at www.mines.edu/All_about/public.
information about study abroad and other international pro-
For more information, call 303-273-3326.
grams, contact OIP at 384-2121 or visit the OIP web page
Research Development
(http://www.mines.edu/Academic/lais/OIP/).
Under the direction of the Dean of Graduate Studies and
Office of Technology Transfer
Research, the Office of Research Development (ORD) is
The purpose of the Office of Technology Transfer (OTT)
responsible for nurturing and expanding CSM’s research ex-
is to reward innovation and entrepreneurial activity by stu-
perience and expertise to reflect the continually changing in-
dents, faculty and staff, recognize the value and preserve
ternal and external environment in which we live and work.
ownership of CSM’s intellectual property, and contribute to
The office teams with the Office of Research Services
Colorado’s and the nation’s economic growth. OTT reports
(ORS) and the Office of Technology Transfer (OTT) in de-
directly to the CSM president, and the office works closely
veloping and implementing training programs for faculty,
with the Dean of Graduate Studies and Research and the
student, and staff development, as well as providing pre- and
School’s Office of Legal Services to coordinate activities.
post-award support for individual researchers at all levels,
Through its internal technical review team and external busi-
junior through senior, and for group and interdisciplinary
ness commercialization board, OTT strives to:
research entities. The ORD also helps identify, provides in-
(1) Initiate and stimulate entrepreneurship and develop-
formation to, and encourages collaboration with external
ment of mechanisms for effective investment of
sponsors, including industry, state and federal governments,
CSM’s intellectual capital;
other academic institutions, and nonprofit entities.
(2) Secure CSM’s intellectual properties generated by
As part of this role, ORD also will help obtain start-up
faculty, students, and staff;
support and equipment matching funds for new initiatives.
(3) Contribute to the economic growth of the community,
Research Services
state, and nation through facilitating technology
The Office of Research Services (ORS), under the Vice
transfer to the commercial sector;
President for Finance and Operations, provides administra-
(4) Retain and motivate faculty by rewarding entrepre-
tive support in proposal preparation, contract and grant ad-
neurship;
ministration, both negotiation and set-up, and close out of
(5) Utilize OTT opportunities to advance high-quality
expired agreements. Information on any of these areas of re-
faculty and students;
search and specific forms can be accessed on our web site at
www.is.mines.edu/ors.
(6) Generate a new source of revenue for CSM to expand
the school’s research and education.
Special Programs and Continuing
Women in Science, Engineering and
Education (SPACE)
The SPACE Office offers short courses, special programs,
Mathematics (WISEM) Program
and professional outreach programs to practicing engineers
The mission of WISEM is to enhance opportunities for
and other working professionals. Short courses, offered both
women in science and engineering careers, to increase reten-
on the CSM campus and throughout the US, provide concen-
tion of women at CSM, and to promote equity and diversity
trated instruction in specialized areas and are taught by faculty
in higher education. The office sponsors programs and serv-
members, adjuncts, and other experienced professionals. The
ices for the CSM community regarding gender and equity
Office offers a broad array of programming for K-12 teachers
issues. For further information, contact: Debra K. Lasich,
and students through its Teacher Enhancement Program, the
Executive Director of Women in Science, Engineering
Denver Earth Science Project, the National Science Academy,
and Mathematics, Colorado School of Mines, 1133 17th
and Summer Investigations for Middle/High Schoolers. The
Street, Golden, CO 80401-1869, or call (303) 273-3097;
Office also coordinates educational programs for international
dlasich@mines.edu or http://www.mines.edu/Academic/
corporations and governments through the International
affairs/wisem/.
Institute for Professional Advancement and hosts the Mine
Public Relations
Safety and Health Training Program. A separate bulletin lists
The communications staff in the President’s Office is re-
the educational programs offered by the SPACE Office,
sponsible for public relations, marketing, media relations and
CSM, 1600 Arapahoe St., Golden, CO 80401. Phone: 303
numerous official campus publications.
273-3321; FAX 303 273-3314; email space@mines.edu;
website www.mines.edu/Outreach/Cont_Ed.
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Telecommunications
The Telecommunications Office provides long distance
The Telecommunications Office is located at the west end
services for the Residence Halls, Sigma Nu house, Fiji house,
of the Plant Facilities building, and provides telephone and
and Mines Park housing areas through individual account
voicemail services to the Campus, Residence Halls, Sigma
codes. Long distance rates for domestic calling are 0.08 cents
Nu house, Fiji house, and the Mines Park housing areas. The
per minute, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. International
Telecommunications Office also maintains a CSM Campus
rates are available at the Telecommunications Office or
Directory in conjunction with the Information Services de-
through the Web at http://www.is.mines.edu/telecomm/
partment available anytime to faculty, staff, and students on
Students/StudRate.asp. Accounts are issued at the beginning
the Web at www.mines.edu/directory.
of the fall semester, or by request at any time. Monthly long
distance charges are assessed to the student accounts by the
Local telephone service is provided, as part of the housing
5th of each month for calls made the prior month, and
rates (optional for Mines Park residence). The Telecommuni-
invoices are mailed directly to students at their campus
cations Office provides maintenance for telephone lines and
address. Questions regarding the above services should be
services. Students will need to bring or purchase their own
directed to the Telecommunications Office by calling (303)
calling line ID device if they choose to take advantage of this
273-3000 or 1-800-446-9488 and saying Telecommunica-
feature. Voice mail is available as an optional service at no
tions, or via the Web at http://www.is.mines.edu/telecomm/.
additional charge.
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Directory of the School
BOARD OF TRUSTEES
PETER HAN, 1993-A.B., University of Chicago; M.B.A.,
JOHN K. COORS CoorsTek, Inc., 16000 Table Mountain
University of Colorado; Vice President for Institutional
Parkway, Golden, CO 80403
Advancement
DEANN CRAIG 536 Milwaukee Street, Denver, CO 80206
PHILLIP R. ROMIG, JR., 1969-B.S., University of Notre
Dame; M.S., Ph.D., Colorado School of Mines; Associate
HUGH W. EVANS 768 Rockway Place, Boulder, CO 80303
Vice President for Research and Dean of Graduate Studies;
L. ROGER HUTSON Paladin Energy Partners, LLC, 410
Professor of Geophysics
17th Street, Suite 1200, Denver CO 80202
ARTHUR B. SACKS, 1993-B.A., Brooklyn College; M.A.,
MICHAEL S. NYIKOS 2285 El Rio Drive, Grand Junction,
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison; Associate Vice Presi -
CO 81503
dent for Academic and Faculty Affairs; Professor of Liberal
TERRANCE G. TSCHATSCHULA Aspen Petroleum Prod -
Arts and International Studies and Division Director
ucts, 5925 E. Evans Avenue, Suite 102B, Denver, CO 80222
THOMAS M. BOYD, 1993-B.S., M.S., Virginia Polytechnic
DAVID. J. WAGNER David Wagner & Associates, P.C.,
Institute and State University; Ph.D., Columbia University;
8400 E. Prentice Ave., Englewood, CO 80111
Interim Associate Dean for Academic Programs; Associate
Professor of Geophysics
JOSEPH GROSS Student Representative
LINDA J. BALDWIN, 1994-B.S., Iowa State University;
EMERITUS MEMBERS OF BOT
Continuing Education Program Coordinator
Ms. Sally Vance Allen
GEOFFREY B. BARSCH, 2004-B.S., Colorado State Uni -
Mr. Joseph Coors, Jr.
versity; Director, Budget and Planning
Mr. William K. Coors
Mr. Frank Erisman
PAUL BARTOS, 2000-B.S., Wayne State University; M.S.,
Mr. Jack Grynberg
Stanford University; Geology Museum Curator
Rev. Don K. Henderson
GARY L. BAUGHMAN, 1984-B.S.Ch.E., Ohio University;
Mr. Anthony L. Joseph
M.S., Ph.D., Colorado School of Mines; Director of Special
Ms. Karen Ostrander Krug
Programs and Continuing Education
Mr. J. Robert Maytag
DAVID G. BEAUSANG, 1993-B.S., Colorado State Univer -
Mr. Terence P. McNulty
sity; Computing Support Specialist
Mr. Donald E. Miller
Mr. F. Steven Mooney
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; Director
Mr. John A. Reeves, Sr.
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 Academic
Mr. James C. Wilson
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 of
University of Colorado; Special Assistant to the President
the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg; Vice President for Academic
DIXIE CIRILLO, 1991-B.S., University of Northern Colo -
Affairs and Dean of Faculty; Professor of Engineering, P.E.,
rado; Assistant Director of Financial Aid and NCAA Com -
S. Africa
pliance 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 Colo-
University of Toledo; Executive Assistant to the Vice Presi -
rado; Vice President for Student Life and Dean of Students
dent for Academic Affairs
ROBERT G. MOORE, 1995 -B.S., Northern Arizona Uni-
versity; M.P.A., University of Colorado; Vice President for
Finance and Operations
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THERESE DEEGAN-YOUNG, 1987-B.A., St. Louis Uni -
TAWNI HOEGLUND, 2001- B.S., Colorado State Univer -
versity; M.A., University of Colorado; Student Development
sity; Ph.D., University of Minnesota; Student Development
Center Counselor
Center Counselor
JUDI A. DIAZ-BONACQUISTI, 1997-B.S., Colorado State
CHRISTINA JENSEN, 1999-B.A., M.S., San Diego State
University; Minority Engineering Program Director
University; Assistant Director, Admission and Financial Aid
TERRANCE DINKEL, 1999-B.S., University of Colorado;
EVELYN JORDAL, 2001-Assistant to the Vice President for
M.S., American Technological University; Program Coordi -
Student Life
nator, Mine Safety and Health Program
JOHN KANE, 2000-B.A., University of Colorado Boulder;
STEPHEN DMYTRIW, 1999-B.S., University of Nevada;
Director of Materials Management
Program Coordinator, Mine Safety and Health Program
MELVIN L. KIRK, 1995-B.S., M.A., University of Northern
MICHAEL DOUGHERTY, 2003-B.A., Cumberland College:
Colorado; Student Development Center Counselor
M.B.A., University of Alaska Anchorage; Director of Human
ROBERT KNECHT, 1977-P.E., M.S., Ph.D., Colorado
Resources
School of Mines; Director of EPICS
LOUISA DULEY, 2000-B.S., Western State College; Intern -
ROGER A. KOESTER, 1989-B.A., Grinnell College;
ship Development Coordinator
M.B.A., Drake University; Director of Financial Aid
RHONDA L. DVORNAK, 1994-B.S., Colorado School of
DAVID LARUE, 1998-B.A., St. Thomas Seminary College;
Mines; Continuing Education Program Coordinator
M.A., University of Colorado at Denver; Ph.D., University of
KATHLEEN FEIGHNY, 2001-B.A., M.A., University of
Colorado at Boulder; Computer Support Specialist
Oklahoma; Program Manager, Division of Economics and
DEBRA K. LASICH, 1999-B.S., Kearney State College;
Business
M.A., University of Nebraska; Executive Director of the
ROBERT FERRITER, 1999-A.S., Pueblo Junior College;
Women in Science, Engineering, and Mathematics (WISEM)
B.S., M.S., Colorado School of Mines; Director, Mine Safety
Program
and Health Program
ROBERT A. MacPHERSON, 1988-B.S., United States Naval
RICHARD FISCHER, 1999-B.A., St. John’s University; Pro -
Academy; Radiation Safety Officer
gram Coordinator, Mine 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 Uni -
School of Mines; Program Coordinator, Mine Safety and
versity; Director of Student Life
Health Program
GEORGE FUNKEY, 1991-M.S., Michigan Technological
LARA MEDLEY, 2003-B.S., University of Colorado at
University; Director of Information Services
Boulder; M.P.A., University of Colorado at Denver; Registrar
LISA GOBERIS, 1998-B.S., University of Northern Colo -
MARY MITTAG-MILLER, 1998-Director of the Office of
rado; Assistant Director of the Student Center
Research Services
KATHLEEN GODEL-GENGENBACH, 1998-B.A., M.A.,
DANIEL MONTEZ, 2003-B.S., University of Northern Colo-
University of Denver; Ph.D., University of Colorado; Direc -
rado; M.S., University of Colorado at Denver; Associate Vice
tor, Office of International Programs
President for Finance and Operations
BRUCE P. GOETZ, 1980-84, 1987- B.A., Norwich Univer -
BARBARA MORGAN, 2001-B.S., Montana State University;
sity; M.S., M.B.A., Florida Institute of Technology; Director
M.S., University of Wyoming; Director of Residence Life
of Admissions
DEREK MORGAN, 2003- B.S., University of Evansville;
ANNA HANLEY, 2002-B.S., Colorado School of Mines;
M.S., Colorado State University; Director of Student Activities
Career Center Assistant Director
DAVID MOSCH, 2000-B.S., New Mexico Institute of Min-
SHARON HART, 1999-B.S., Colorado School of Mines; M.A.,
ing and Technology; Edgar Mine Manager
University of Colorado; Director of Institutional Research
DUSTY MOSNESS, 2003- B.S., Colorado School of Mines;
LINN HAVELICK, 1988-B.A., M.S., University of Colorado
J.D., University of Colorado; Assistant Director of Admissions
at Denver; CIH; Director, Environmental Health & Safety
GLEN R. NELSON,2002-B.S., University of Nebraska;
ERICA HENNINGSEN, 2001-B.A., M.A.Ed., University of
M.S., American Graduate School of International Manage-
Northern Iowa; Advising Coordinator
ment; CMA; Controller
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DAG NUMMEDAL, 2004-B.A., M.A., University of Oslo;
THEODORE A. BICKART, B.E.S., M.S.E., D.Engr., The
Ph.D., University of Illinois; Executive Director of the Colo -
Johns Hopkins University; Emeritus President and Professor
rado Energy Research Institute
of Engineering
TRICIA DOUTHIT PAULSON, 1998-B.S., Colorado School
GUY T. McBRIDE, JR. B.S., University of Texas; D.Sc.,
of Mines; Associate Director of Admissions
Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Emeritus President, P.E.
ROGER PIERCE, 2000-B.S., Wisconsin Institute of Tech -
JOHN F. ABEL, JR. E.M., M.Sc., E.Sc., Colorado School of
nology; Program Coordinator, Mine Safety and Health
Mines; Emeritus Professor of Mining Engineering
Program
R. BRUCE ALLISON, B.S., State University of New York at
JAMES L. PROUD, 1994-B.S., University of Wisconsin,
Cortland; M.S., State University of New York at Albany;
Whitewater; M.A., California State Polytechnic University;
Emeritus Professor of Physical Education and Athletics
Continuing Education Program Coordinator
WILLIAM R. ASTLE, B.A., State University of New York at
ANGIE REYES, 1997-B.A., Chadron State College; Student
New Paltz; M.A., Columbia University; M.A., University of
System Manager.
Illinois; Emeritus Professor of Mathematical and Computer
MARIAN E. ROHRER, R.N., 1998-Director, Student Health
Sciences
Center
BARBARA B. BATH, 1989-B.A., M.A., University of
PHILLIP ROMIG III, 1999-B.A., Nebraska Wesleyan Uni -
Kansas; Ph.D., American University; Emerita Associate Pro-
versity; M.S. and Ph.D., University of Nebraska; Network
fessor of Mathematical and Computer Sciences
Engineer and Security Specialist
RAMON E. BISQUE, B.S., St. Norbert’s College; M.S.
ANDREA SALAZAR, 1999-B.A., Colorado State
Chemistry, M.S. Geology, Ph.D., Iowa State College;
University; Assistant Director of Admissions
Emeritus Professor of Chemistry and Geochemistry
SYDNEY SANDROCK, 1995-Assistant to the Vice Presi -
NORMAN BLEISTEIN, B.S., Brooklyn College; M.S.,
dent for Finance and Operations
Ph.D., New York University; Emeritus Professor of Mathe-
matical and Computer Sciences
ERIC SCARBRO, 1991-B.S., University of South Carolina;
M.S., Colorado School of Mines; Financial Systems Manager
ARDEL J. BOES, B.A., St. Ambrose College; M.S., Ph.D.,
Purdue University; Emeritus Professor of Mathematical and
JEANINE SCHOTTLER, 2004-B.S., Binghamton Univer -
Computer Sciences
sity; Director of Graduate Recruiting and Admissions
AUSTIN R. BROWN, B.A., Grinnell College; M.A., Ph.D.,
JAHI SIMBAI, 2000-B.S., M.B.A., University of Colorado at
Yale University; Emeritus Professor of Mathematical and
Boulder; Associate Director of Minority Engineering Program
Computer Sciences
THOMAS E. SPICER, 2004-B.S., Fort Hays State Univer -
JAMES T. BROWN, B.A., Ph.D., University of Colorado;
sity; M.S., Fort Hays State University; Director of Athletics
Emeritus Professor of Physics
and Head of Physical Education Department
W. REX BULL, B.Sc., App. Diploma in Mineral Dressing,
RUTH A. STREVELER, 1994-B.A., Indiana University;
Leeds University; Ph.D., University of Queensland; Emeritus
M.S., Ohio State University; Ph.D., University of Hawaii
Professor of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
Manoa; Director of the Center for Engineering Education
BETTY J. CANNON, B.A., M.A., University of Alabama;
ANNE STARK WALKER, 1999-B.S., Northwestern Univer -
Ph.D., University of Colorado; Emeritus Associate Professor
sity; J.D., University of Denver; General Counsel
of Liberal Arts and International Studies
CAROL L. WARD, 1993-B.S., Ohio State University; M.A.,
F. EDWARD CECIL, 1976-B.S., University of Maryland;
Denver University; Computer Support Engineer
M.A., Ph.D., Princeton University; Emeritus Professor of
DEREK J. WILSON, 1982-B.S., University of Montana;
Physics
Director of the Computing Center
W. JOHN CIESLEWICZ, B.A., St. Francis College; M.A.,
A. WILLIAM YOUNG, 1974-B.S., North Carolina State Uni-
M.S., University of Colorado; Emeritus Associate Professor
versity; M.S., University of Denver; Director of Enrollment
of Slavic Studies and Foreign Languages
Management and Associate Vice President for Student Life
JOHN A. CORDES, B.A., J.D., M.A., University of Iowa;
ED ZUCKER, 2001-B.A., M.S., University of Arizona;
Ph.D., Colorado State University; Emeritus Associate Pro-
Computing Services Support Manager
fessor of Economics and Business
EMERITI
TIMOTHY A. CROSS, 1984-B.A., Oberlin College; M.S.,
GEORGE S. ANSELL, B.S., M.S., Ph.D., Rensselaer Poly-
University of Michigan; Ph.D., University of Southern Cali-
technic Institute; Emeritus President and Professor of Metal-
fornia; Emeritus Associate Professor of Geology and Geo-
lurgical Engineering, P.E.
logical Engineering
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STEPHEN R. DANIEL, 1966-Min. Eng.- Chem., M.S.,
THOMAS L. T. GROSE, B.S., M.S., University of Washing-
Ph.D., Colorado School of Mines; Emeritus Professor of
ton; Ph.D., Stanford University; Emeritus Professor of Geol-
Chemistry and Geochemistry
ogy and Geological Engineering
GERALD L. DEPOORTER, B.S., University of Washing-
RAYMOND R. GUTZMAN, A.B., Fort Hays State College;
ton; M.S., Ph.D., University of California at Berkeley;
M.S., State University of Iowa; Emeritus Professor of Mathe-
Emeritus Associate Professor of Metallurgical and Materials
matical and Computer Sciences
Engineering
FRANK A. HADSELL, B.S., M.S., University of Wyoming;
RICHARD H. DeVOTO, A.B., Dartmouth College; M.Sc.,
D.Sc., Colorado School of Mines; Emeritus Professor of
Thayer School of Engineering Dartmouth College; D.Sc., Colo-
Geophysics
rado School of Mines; Emeritus Professor of Geology, P.E.
JOHN P. HAGER, 1965-B.S., Montana School of Mines; M.S.,
DONALD I. DICKINSON, B.A., Colorado State University;
Missouri School of Mines; Sc.D., Massachusetts Institute of
M.A., University of New Mexico; Emeritus Professor of Lib-
Technology; Emeritus Hazen Research Professor of Extrac-
eral Arts and International Studies
tive Metallurgy; Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
J. PATRICK DYER, B.P.E., Purdue University; Emeritus
FRANK G. HAGIN, B.A., Bethany Nazarene College; M.A.,
Associate Professor of Physical Education and Athletics
Southern Methodist University; Ph.D., University of Colorado;
WILTON E. ECKLEY, A.B., Mount Union College; M.A.,
Emeritus Professor of Mathematical and Computer Sciences
The Pennsylvania State University; Ph.D., Case Western
JOHN W. HANCOCK, A.B., Colorado State College;
Reserve University; Emeritus Professor of Liberal Arts and
Emeritus Professor of Physical Education and Athletics
International Studies
ROBERT C. HANSEN, E.M., Colorado School of Mines;
GLEN R. EDWARDS, 1976-Met. Engr., Colorado School of
M.S.M.E., Bradley University; Ph.D., University of Illinois;
Mines; M.S., University of New Mexico; Ph.D., Stanford
Emeritus Professor of Engineering, P.E.
University; University Emeritus Professor of Metallurgical
PETER HARTLEY,, B.A., M.A., University of Colorado;
and Materials Engineering
Ph.D., University of New Mexico; Emeritus Associate Pro-
KENNETH W. EDWARDS, B.S., University of Michigan;
fessor of Liberal Arts and International Studies
M.A., Dartmouth College; Ph.D., University of Colorado;
JOHN D. HAUN, A.B., Berea College; M.A., Ph.D., Univer-
Emeritus Professor of Chemistry and Geochemistry
sity of Wyoming; Emeritus Professor of Geology, P.E.
JOHN C. EMERICK, 1980-B.S., University of Washington;
T. GRAHAM HEREFORD, B.A., Ph.D. University of Virginia;
M.A., Ph.D., University of Colorado; Emeritus Associate
Emeritus Professor of Liberal Arts and International Studies
Professor of Environmental Science and Engineering
JOHN A. HOGAN, B.S., University of Cincinnati; M.A.,
EDWARD G. FISHER, B.S., M.A., University of Illinois;
Lehigh University; Emeritus Professor of Liberal Arts and
Emeritus Professor of English
International Studies
DAVID E. FLETCHER, B.S., M.A., Colorado College;
MATTHEW J. HREBAR, III, B.S., The Pennsylvania State
M.S.B.A., Ph.D., University of Denver; Emeritus Professor
University; M.S., University of Arizona; Ph.D., Colorado
of Economics and Business
School of Mines; Emeritus Associate Professor of Mining
S. DALE FOREMAN, B.S., Texas Technological College;
Engineering
M.S., Ph.D., University of Colorado; Emeritus Professor of
WILLIAM A. HUSTRULID, B.S., M.S., Ph.D., University
Civil Engineering, P.E.
of Minnesota; Emeritus Professor of Mining Engineering
JAMES H. GARY B.S., M.S., Virginia Polytechnic Institute;
RICHARD W. HUTCHINSON, B.Sc., University of Western
Ph.D., University of Florida; Emeritus Professor of Chemical
Ontario; M.Sc., Ph.D., University of Wisconsin; Charles
Engineering
Franklin Fogarty Professor in Economic Geology; Emeritus
DONALD W. GENTRY, B.S., University of Illinois; M.S.,
Professor of Geology and Geological Engineering
University of Nevada; Ph.D., University of Arizona; Emeritus
ABDELWAHID IBRAHIM, B.S., University of Cairo; M.S.,
Professor of Mining Engineering, P.E.
University of Kansas; Ph.D., Michigan State University;
JOHN O. GOLDEN, B.E., M.S., Vanderbilt University;
Emeritus Associate Professor of Geophysics
Ph.D., Iowa State University; Emeritus Professor of
GEORGE W. JOHNSON, B.A., University of Illinois; M.A.,
Chemical Engineering
University of Chicago; Emeritus Professor of English
JOAN P. GOSINK, 1991-B.S., Massachusetts Institute
JAMES G. JOHNSTONE, Geol.E., Colorado School of
of Technology; M.S., Old Dominion University; Ph.D.,
Mines; M.S., Purdue University; (Professional Engineer);
University of California - Berkeley; Emerita Professor of
Emeritus Professor of Civil Engineering
Engineering
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MARVIN L. KAY, E.M., Colorado School of Mines;
FRANK S. MATHEWS, B.A., M.A., University of British
Emeritus Director of Athletics
Columbia; Ph.D., Oregon State University; Emeritus Profes-
GEORGE KELLER, B.S., M.S., Ph. D., Pennsylvania State
sor of Physics
University, Emeritus Professor of Geophysics
RUTH A. MAURER, B.S., M.S., Colorado State University;
THOMAS A. KELLY, B.S., C.E., University of Colorado;
Ph.D., Colorado School of Mines; Emerita Associate Profes-
Emeritus Professor of Basic Engineering, P.E.
sor of Mathematical and Computer Sciences
GEORGE H. KENNEDY, B.S., University of Oregon; M.S.,
ROBERT S. McCANDLESS, B.A., Colorado State College;
Ph.D., Oregon State University; Emeritus Professor of Chem -
Emeritus Professor of Physical Education and Athletics
istry and Geochemistry
MICHAEL B. McGRATH, B.S.M.E., M.S., University of
ARTHUR J. KIDNAY, P.R.E., D.Sc., Colorado School of
Notre Dame; Ph.D., University of Colorado; Emeritus Pro-
Mines; M.S., University of Colorado; Emeritus Professor of
fessor of Engineering
Chemical Engineering
BILL J. MITCHELL, B.S., M.S., Ph.D., University of Okla-
RONALD W. KLUSMAN, 1972-B.S., M.A., Ph.D.,
homa; Emeritus Professor of Petroleum Engineering
Indiana University; Emeritus Professor of Chemistry
KARL R. NELSON, 1974-Geol.E., M.S., Colorado School
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
GABRIEL M. NEUNZERT, B.S., M.Sc., Colorado School of
KENNETH E. KOLM, 1984-B.S., Lehigh University; M.S.,
Mines; (Professional Land Surveyor); Emeritus Associate
Ph.D., University of Wyoming; Emeritus Associate Professor
Professor of Engineering
of Environmental Science and Engineering
KATHLEEN H. OCHS, 1980-B.A., University of Oregon;
GEORGE KRAUSS, B.S., Lehigh University; M.S., Sc.D.,
M.A.T., Wesleyan University; M.A., Ph.D., University of
Massachusetts Institute of Technology; University Emeritus
Toronto; Emerita Associate Professor of Liberal Arts and
Professor of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, P.E.
International Studies
DONALD LANGMUIR, A.B., M.A., Ph.D., Harvard Univer-
MICHAEL J. PAVELICH, 1977-B.S., University of Notre
sity; Emeritus Professor of Chemistry and Geochemistry and
Dame; Ph.D., State University of New York at Buffalo;
Emeritus Professor of Environmental Science & Engineering
Emeritus Professor of Chemistry and Geochemistry
WILLIAM B. LAW, B.Sc., University of Nevada; Ph.D.,
ROBERT W. PEARSON, P.E., Colorado School of Mines;
Ohio State University; Emeritus Associate Professor of
Emeritus Associate Professor of Physical Education and
Physics
Athletics and Head Soccer Coach
KEENAN LEE, 1970-B.S., M.S., Louisiana State University;
ANTON G. PEGIS, B.A., Western State College; M.A.,
Ph.D., Stanford University; Emeritus Professor of Geology
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 Univer-
sity of Nebraska; Ph.D., University of Colorado; Emeritus
sity; M.S., Ph.D., Cornell University; Emeritus Professor of
Professor of Physics
Engineering
GEORGE B. LUCAS, B.S., Tulane University; Ph.D., Iowa
ALFRED PETRICK, JR., A.B., B.S., M.S., Columbia Uni-
State University; Emeritus Professor of Chemistry and Geo-
versity; M.B.A., University of Denver; Ph.D., University of
chemistry
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 International Studies
DONALD C.B. MARSH, B.S., M.S., University of Arizona;
Ph.D., University of Colorado; Emeritus Professor of Mathe-
STEVEN A. PRUESS, B.S., Iowa State University; M.S.,
matical and Computer Sciences
Ph.D., Purdue University; Emeritus Professor of Mathemati-
cal and Computer Sciences
SCOTT J. MARSHALL, B.S., University of Denver; Emeri-
tus Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering, P.E.
ODED RUDAWSKY, B.S., M.S., Ph.D., The Pennsylvania
State University; Emeritus Professor of Mineral Economics
JEAN P. MATHER, B.S.C., M.B.A., University of Denver;
M.A., Princeton University; Emeritus Professor of Mineral
ARTHUR Y. SAKAKURA, B.S., M.S., Massachusetts Insti-
Economics
tute of Technology; Ph.D., University of Colorado; Emeritus
Associate Professor of Physics
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MIKLOS D. G. SALAMON, Dipl.Eng., Polytechnical Uni-
JOHN T. WILLIAMS, B.S., Hamline University; M.S.,
versity, 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; Ph.D.,
University of Missouri; Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh;
Montana State College; Emeritus Professor of Chemistry and
Emeritus Professor of Chemistry and Geochemistry
Geochemistry
JOSEPH D. SNEED, 1980-B.A., Rice University; M.S., Uni-
ROBERT E. D. WOOLSEY, 1969-B.S., M.S., Ph.D., Univer-
versity of Illinois; Ph.D., Stanford University; Emeritus Pro-
sity of Texas at Austin; Emeritus Professor of Economics and
fessor of Liberal Arts and International Studies
Business and of Mathematical and Computer Sciences
CHARLES W. STARKS, Met.E., M.Met.E, Colorado School
BAKI YARAR, 1980-B.Sc., M.Sc., Middle East Technical
of Mines; Emeritus Associate Professor of Chemistry, P.E.
University, Ankara; Ph.D., University of London; Emeritus
FRANKLIN J. STERMOLE, B.S., M.S., Ph.D., Iowa State
Professor of Mining Engineering
University; Emeritus Professor of Chemical Engineering/
F. RICHARD YEATTS, B.S., The Pennsylvania State Uni-
Mineral Economics,; P.E.
versity; M.S., Ph.D., University of Arizona; Emeritus Pro-
ROBERT J. TAYLOR, BAE School of the Art Institute;
fessor of Physics
M.A., University of Denver; Emeritus Associate Professor
VICTOR F. YESAVAGE, 1973-B.Ch.E., The Cooper Union;
of Engineering
M.S.E., Ph.D., University of Michigan; Emeritus Professor
JOHN E. TILTON, 1985-B.A., Princeton University; M.A.,
of Chemical Engineering
Ph.D., Yale University; Coulter Professor of Mineral Eco-
PROFESSORS
nomics; Emeritus Professor of Economics and Business
ROBERT M. BALDWIN, 1975-B.S., M.S., Iowa State
A. KEITH TURNER, 1972-B.Sc., Queen’s University,
University; Ph.D., Colorado School of Mines; Professor
Kingston, Ontario; M.A., Columbia University; Ph.D.,
of Chemical Engineering
Purdue University; Emeritus Professor of Geology and
BERNARD BIALECKI, 1995-M.S., University of Warsaw,
Geological Engineering, P.E.
Poland; Ph.D., University of Utah; Professor of Mathematical
ROBERT G. UNDERWOOD, 1978-B.S., University of
and Computer Sciences
North Carolina; Ph.D., University of Virginia; Emeritus Asso -
ANNETTE L. BUNGE, 1981-B.S., State University of New
ciate Professor of Mathematical and Computer Sciences
York at Buffalo; Ph.D., University of California at Berkeley;
FUN-DEN WANG, B.S., Taiwan Provincial Cheng-Kung
Professor of Chemical Engineering
University; M.S., Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana;
REUBEN T. COLLINS, 1994-B.A., University of Northern
Emeritus Professor of Mining Engineering
Iowa; M.S., Ph.D., California Institute of Technology; Pro-
JOHN E. WARME, 1979-B.A., Augustana College; Ph.D.,
fessor of Physics
University of California at Los Angeles; Emeritus Professor
KADRI DAGDELEN, 1992-B.S., M.S., Ph.D., Colorado
of Geology and Geological Engineering
School of Mines; Professor of Mining Engineering
ROBERT J. WEIMER, B.A., M.A., University of Wyoming;
CAROL DAHL, 1991-B.A., University of Wisconsin;
Ph.D., Stanford University; Emeritus Professor of Geology
Ph.D., University of Minnesota; Professor of Economics
and Geological Engineering, P.E.
and Business
WALTER W. WHITMAN, B.E., Ph.D., Cornell University;
THOMAS L. DAVIS, 1980-B.E., University of Saskatchewan;
Emeritus Professor of Geophysics
M.Sc., University of Calgary; Ph.D., Colorado School of
RONALD V. WIEDENHOEFT, B.C.E., Cornell University;
Mines; Professor of Geophysics
M.A., University of Wisconsin; Ph.D., Columbia University;
ANTHONY DEAN, 2000-B.S., Springhill College; A.M.,
Emeritus Professor of Liberal Arts and International Studies
Ph.D., Harvard University; William K. Coors Distinguished
THOMAS R. WILDEMAN, 1967-B.S., College of St.
Chair in Chemical Engineering and Professor of Chemical
Thomas; Ph.D., University of Wisconsin; Emeritus Professor
Engineering
of Chemistry and Geochemistry
MAARTEN V. DeHOOP, 1997-B.Sc., M.Sc., State Univer-
KAREN B. WILEY, 1981-B.A., Mills College; M.A., Ph.D.,
sity of Utrecht; Ph.D., Delft University of Technology; Pro-
University of Colorado; Emerita Associate Professor of Lib-
fessor of Mathematical and Computer Sciences
eral Arts and International Studies
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JOHN A. DeSANTO, 1983-B.S., M.A., Villanova University;
TISSA ILLANGASEKARE, 1998-B.Sc., University of
M.S., Ph.D., University of Michigan; Professor of Mathemat-
Ceylon, Peradeniya; M. Eng., Asian Institute of Technology;
ical and Computer Sciences
Ph.D., Colorado State University; Professor and AMAX
DEAN W. DICKERHOOF, 1961-B.S., University of Akron;
Distinguished Chair in Environmental Science and Engi-
M.S., Ph.D., University of Illinois; Professor of Chemistry
neering, P.E.
and Geochemistry
PAUL W. JAGODZINSKI, 2001-B.S., Polytechnic Institute
RODERICK G. EGGERT, 1986-A.B., Dartmouth College;
of Brooklyn; Ph. D., Texas A&M; Professor of Chemistry
M.S., Ph.D., The Pennsylvania State University; Professor of
and Geochemistry and Head of Department
Economics and Business and Division Director
ALEXANDER A. KAUFMAN, 1977-Ph.D., Institute of
JAMES F. ELY, 1991-B.S., Butler University; Ph.D., Indiana
Physics of the Earth, Moscow; D.T.Sc., Siberian Branch
University; Professor of Chemical Engineering and Head of
Academy; Professor of Geophysics
Department
ROBERT J. KEE, 1996-B.S., University of Idaho; M.S. Stan-
GRAEME FAIRWEATHER, 1994-B.Sc., Ph.D., University
ford University; Ph.D., University of California at Davis;
of St. Andrews Scotland; Professor of Mathematical and
George R. Brown Distinguished Professor of Engineering;
Computer Sciences and Head of Department
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;
HANS-JOACHIM KLEEBE, 2001-M.S., PhD., University of
Ph.D., Iowa State University; Professor of Physics
Cologne, Germany, Professor of Metallurgical and Materials
Engineering
MAHADEVAN GANESH, 2003- Ph.D., Indian Institute of
Technology; Professor of Mathematical and Computer Sciences
FRANK V. KOWALSKI, 1980-B.S., University of Puget
Sound; Ph.D., Stanford University; Professor of Physics
RAMONA M. GRAVES, 1981-B.S., Kearney State College;
Ph.D., Colorado School of Mines; Professor of Petroleum
KENNETH L. LARNER, 1988-B.S., Colorado School of
Engineering
Mines; Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology;
Charles Henry Green Professor of Exploration Geophysics;
D. VAUGHAN GRIFFITHS, 1994-B.Sc., Ph.D., D.Sc.,
Professor of Geophysics
University of Manchester; M.S., University of California
Berkeley; Professor of Engineering, P.E., and Civil Engineer-
STEPHEN LIU, 1987-B.S., M.S., Universitdade Federal
ing Program Chair
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
NING LU, 1997-B.S. Wuhan University of Technology; M.S.,
Ph.D. Johns Hopkins University; Professor of Engineering
WILLY A. M. HEREMAN, 1989-B.S., M.S., Ph.D., State
University of Ghent, Belgium; Professor of Mathematical
DONALD L. MACALADY, 1982-B.S., The Pennsylvania
and Computer Sciences
State University; Ph.D., University of Wisconsin at Madison;
Professor of Chemistry and Geochemistry
MURRAY W. HITZMAN, 1996-A.B., Dartmouth College;
M.S., University of Washington; Ph.D., Stanford University;
PATRICK MacCARTHY, 1976-B.Sc., M.Sc., University
Charles Franklin Fogarty Distinguished Chair in Economic
College, Galway, Ireland; M.S., Northwestern University;
Geology; Professor of Geology and Geological Engineering
Ph.D., University of Cincinnati; Professor of Chemistry and
and Head of Department
Geochemistry
BRUCE D. HONEYMAN, 1992-B.S., M.S., Ph.D, Stanford
PAUL A. MARTIN, 1999-B.S., University of Bristol; M.S.,
University; Professor of Environmental Science and Engi-
Ph.D., University of Manchester; Professor of Mathematical
neering
and Computer Sciences
NEIL F. HURLEY, 1996-B.S., University of Southern Cali-
GERARD P. MARTINS, 1969-B.Sc., University of London;
fornia; M.S., University of Wisconsin at Madison; Ph.D.,
Ph.D., State University of New York at Buffalo; Professor of
University of Michigan; Charles Boettcher Distinguished
Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
Chair in Petroleum Geology; Professor of Geology and Geo-
DAVID K. MATLOCK, 1972-B.S., University of Texas at
logical Engineering
Austin; M.S., Ph.D., Stanford University; Charles F. Fogarty
Professor of Metallurgical Engineering sponsored by the
ARMCO Foundation; Professor of Metallurgical and
Materials Engineering, P.E.
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JAMES A. McNEIL, 1986-B.S., Lafayette College; M.S.,
TERENCE E. PARKER, 1994-B.S., M.S., Stanford Univer-
Ph.D., University of Maryland; Professor of Physics and
sity; Ph.D., University of California Berkeley; Professor of
Head of Department
Engineering
NIGEL T. MIDDLETON, 1990-B.Sc., Ph.D., University
MAX PEETERS - 1998-M. Sc. Delft University; Western
of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg; Vice President for Aca-
Atlas Int’l Distinguished Chair in Borehole Geophysics/
demic Affairs and Dean of Faculty; Professor of Engineering,
Petrophysics; Professor of Geophysics
P.E., S. Africa
EILEEN P. POETER, 1987-B.S., Lehigh University; M.S.,
RONALD L. MILLER, 1986-B.S., M.S., University of
Ph.D., Washington State University; Professor of Geology
Wyoming; Ph.D., Colorado School of Mines; Professor of
and Geological Engineering, P.E.
Chemical Engineering
DENNIS W. READEY, 1989-B.S., University of Notre Dame;
BRAJENDRA MISHRA, 1997-B. Tech. Indian Institute of
Sc.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Herman F.
Technology; M.S., Ph.D., University of Minnesota; Professor
Coors Distinguished Professor of Ceramic Engineering;
of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
Professor of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
CARL MITCHAM, 1999-B.A., M.A., University of Colo-
IVAR E. REIMANIS, 1994-B.S., Cornell University; M.S.,
rado; Ph.D., Fordham University; Professor of Liberal Arts
University of California Berkeley; Ph.D., University of
and International Studies
California Santa Barbara; Professor of Metallurgical and
JOHN J. MOORE, 1989-B.Sc., University of Surrey,
Materials Engineering
England; Ph.D., D. Eng.,University of Birmingham,
ALYN P. ROCKWOOD, 2001-B.Sc., M.Sc., Brigham Young
England; Trustees Professor of Metallurgical and Materials
University; Ph.D., Cambridge University; Professor of Math-
Engineering, and Head of Department
ematical and Computer Sciences
GRAHAM G. W. MUSTOE, 1987-B.S., M.Sc., University
SAMUEL B. ROMBERGER, 1974-B.S., Ph.D., The Penn-
of Aston; Ph.D., University College Swansea; Professor of
sylvania State University; Professor of Geology and Geologi-
Engineering
cal Engineering
WILLIAM C. NAVIDI, 1996-B.A., New College; M.A.,
PHILLIP R. ROMIG, JR., 1969-B.S., University of Notre
Michigan State University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Cali-
Dame; M.S., Ph.D., Colorado School of Mines; Associate
fornia at Berkeley; Professor of Mathematical and Computer
Vice President for Research and Dean of Graduate Studies;
Sciences
Professor of Geophysics
BARBARA M. OLDS, 1984-B.A., Stanford University;
PHILIPPE ROSS, 1998-B.Sc., McGill University; M.Sc.,
M.A., Ph.D., University of Denver; Professor of Liberal Arts
McGill University; Ph.D., University of Waterloo; Professor
and International Studies
of Environmental Science and Engineering.
GARY R. OLHOEFT, 1994-B.S.E.E., M.S.E.E, Massachu-
TIBOR G. ROZGONYI, 1995-B.S., Eger Teachers College,
setts Institute of Technology; Ph.D., University of Toronto;
Hungary; M.S., Ph.D., Technical University of Miskolc,
Professor of Geophysics
Hungary; Professor of Mining Engineering and Head of
DAVID L. OLSON, 1972-B.S., Washington State University;
Department
Ph.D., Cornell University; John H. Moore Distinguished Pro-
ARTHUR B. SACKS, 1993-B.A., Brooklyn College; M.A.,
fessor of Physical Metallurgy; Professor of Metallurgical and
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison; Associate Vice Presi-
Materials Engineering, P.E.
dent for Academic and Faculty Affairs; Professor of Liberal
UGUR OZBAY, 1998-B.S., Middle East Technical Univer-
Arts and International Studies and Division Director
sity of Ankara; M.S., Ph.D., University of the Witwatersrand;
JOHN A. SCALES, 1992-B.S., University of Delaware;
Professor of Mining Engineering
Ph.D., University of Colorado; Professor of Geophysics
LEVENT OZDEMIR, 1977-B.S., M.S., Ph.D., Colorado
PANKAJ K. SEN, 2000-B.S., Jadavpur University; M.E.,
School of Mines; Director of Excavation Engineering and
Ph.D., Technical University of Nova Scotia. P.E., Professor
Earth Mechanics Institute and Professor of Mining Engineer-
of Engineering and Electrical Engineering Program Chair
ing, P.E.
ROBERT L. SIEGRIST, 1997-B.S., M.S., Ph.D. University
ERDAL OZKAN, 1998-B.S., M.Sc., Istanbul Technical Uni-
of Wisconsin at Madison; Professor of Environmental Sci-
versity; Ph.D., University of Tulsa; Professor of Petroleum
ence and Engineering and Division Director P.E.
Engineering
E. DENDY SLOAN, JR., 1976-B.S.Ch.E., M.S., Ph.D.,
EUL-SOO PANG, 1986-B.A., Marshall University; M.A.,
Clemson University; Weaver Distinguished Professor in
Ohio University; Ph.D., University of California at Berkeley;
Chemical Engineering and Professor of Chemical Engineering
Professor of Liberal Arts and International Studies
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ROEL K. SNIEDER, 2000-Drs., Utrecht University; M.A.,
TRACY CAMP, 1998-B.A. Kalamazoo College; M.S. Michi-
Princeton University; Ph.D., Utrecht University; W.M. Keck
gan State University; Ph.D. College of William and Mary;
Foundation Distinguished Chair in Exploration Science and
Associate Professor of Mathematical and Computer Sciences
Professor of Geophysics
LARRY G. CHORN, 2003-B.S., Kansas State University;
JOHN G. SPEER, 1997-B.S., Lehigh University; Ph.D.,
M.B.A., Southern Methodist University; M.S., Ph.D., Uni-
Oxford University; Professor of Metallurgical and Materials
versity of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Associate Professor
Engineering
of Petroleum Engineering
JEFF SQUIER, 2002-B.S., M.S., Colorado School of Mines;
RICHARD L. CHRISTIANSEN, 1990-B.S.Ch.E., University
Ph.D., University of Rochester; Professor of Physics
of Utah; Ph.D.Ch.E., University of Wisconsin at Madison;
PATRICK TAYLOR, 2003-B.S., Ph.D., Colorado School of
Associate Professor of Petroleum Engineering
Mines; George S. Ansell Distinguished Chair in Metallurgy
L. GRAHAM CLOSS, 1978-A.B., Colgate University; M.S.,
and Professor of Metallurgy and Materials Engineering
University of Vermont; Ph.D., Queen’s University, Kingston,
JOHN U. TREFNY, 1977-B.S., Fordham College; Ph.D.,
Ontario; Associate Professor of Geology and Geological
Rutgers University; President, Professor of Physics
Engineering, P.E.
ILYA D. TSVANKIN, 1992-B.S., M.S., Ph.D., Moscow State
RONALD R. H. COHEN, 1985-B.A., Temple University;
University; Professor of Geophysics
Ph.D., University of Virginia; Associate Professor of Envi-
ronmental Science and Engineering
CHESTER J. VAN TYNE, 1988-B.A., B.S., M.S., Ph.D.,
Lehigh University; FIERF Professor and Professor of Metal-
SCOTT W. COWLEY, 1979-B.S., M.S., Utah State Univer-
lurgical and Materials Engineering, P.E., PA
sity; Ph.D., Southern Illinois University; Associate Professor
of Chemistry and Geochemistry
CRAIG W. VAN KIRK, 1978-B.S., M.S., University of
Southern California; Ph.D., Colorado School of Mines;
JOHN B. CURTIS, 1990-B.A., M.S., Miami University;
Professor of Petroleum Engineering and Head of Depart-
Ph.D., The Ohio State University; Associate Professor of
ment, P.E.
Geology and Geological Engineering
KENT J. VOORHEES, 1978-B.S., M.S., Ph.D., Utah State
GRAHAM A. DAVIS, 1993-B.S., Queen’s University at
University; Professor of Chemistry and Geochemistry
Kingston; M.B.A., University of Cape Town; Ph.D., The
Pennsylvania State University; Associate Professor of Eco-
JUNPING WANG, 1999-B.S., Hebei Teacher’s University,
nomics and Business
Shijiazhuang, China; M.S., Institute of Systems Science,
Academia Sinica, Beijing; M.S., Ph.D., University of
JEAN-PIERRE DELPLANQUE, 1998-Diploma,
Chicago; Professor of Mathematical and Computer Sciences
ENSEEIHT France; M.Sc., National Polytechnic Institute
of Toulouse France; M.Sc., University of California Irvine;
J. DOUGLAS WAY, 1994-B.S., M.S., Ph.D., University of
Ph.D., University of California Irvine; Associate Professor
Colorado; Professor of Chemical Engineering
of Engineering
RICHARD F. WENDLANDT, 1987-B.A., Dartmouth
JOHN R. DORGAN, 1992-B.S., University of Massachusetts
College; Ph.D., The Pennsylvania State University; Professor
Amherst; Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley; Asso-
of Geology and Geological Engineering
ciate Professor of Chemical Engineering
TERENCE K. YOUNG, 1979-1982, 2000-B.A., Stanford
MARK EBERHART, 1998 - B.S., M.S. University of Colo-
University; M.S., Ph.D., Colorado School of Mines; Pro-
rado; Ph.D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Associate
fessor of Geophysics and Head of Department
Professor of Chemistry and Geochemistry
ASSOCIATE PROFESSORS
ALFRED W. EUSTES III, 1996-B.S., Louisiana Tech Uni-
HUSSEIN A. AMERY, 1997-B.A., University of Calgary;
versity; M.S., University of Colorado at Boulder; Ph.D.,
M.A., Wilfrid Laurier University; Ph.D., McMaster University;
Colorado School of Mines; Associate Professor of Petroleum
Associate Professor of Liberal Arts and International Studies
Engineering, P.E.
JOHN R. BERGER, 1994-B.S., M. S., Ph.D., University of
LINDA A. FIGUEROA, 1990-B.S., University of Southern
Maryland; Associate Professor of Engineering
California; M.S., Ph.D., University of Colorado; Associate
THOMAS M. BOYD, 1993-B.S., M.S., Virginia Polytechnic
Professor of Environmental Science and Engineering, P.E.
Institute and State University; Ph.D., Columbia University;
ROBERT H. FROST, 1977-Met.E. Ph.D., Colorado School
Interim Associate Dean for Academic Programs; Associate
of Mines; S.M.,M.E., Massachusetts Institute of Technology;
Professor of Geophysics
Associate Professor of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
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MICHAEL GARDNER, 2000-B.A., University of Colorado
J. THOMAS McKINNON, 1991-B.S., Cornell University;
at Boulder; Ph.D., Colorado School of Mines; Associate Pro-
Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Associate Pro-
fessor of Geology and Geological Engineering
fessor of Chemical Engineering
UWE GREIFE, 1999-M.S., University of Munster; Ph.D.,
DINESH MEHTA, 2000-B.Tech., Indian Institute of Tech-
University of Bochum; Associate Professor of Physics
nology; M.S., University of Minnesota; Ph.D., University of
JERRY D. HIGGINS, 1986-B.S., Southwest Missouri State
Florida; Associate Professor of Mathematical and Computer
University; M.S., Ph.D., University of Missouri at Rolla;
Sciences
Associate Professor of Geology and Geological Engineering
MICHAEL MOONEY, 2003-B.S., Washburn University;
WILLIAM A. HOFF, 1994-B.S., Illinois Institute of Technol-
M.S., University of California, Irvine; Ph.D., Northwestern
ogy; M.S., Ph.D., University of Illinois-Champaign/Urbana;
University; Associate Professor of Engineering
Associate Professor of Engineering
BARBARA MOSKAL, 1999-B.S., Duquesne University;
GREGORY S. HOLDEN, 1978-B.S., University of Redlands;
M.S., Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh; Associate Professor
M.S., Washington State University; Ph.D., University of
of Mathematical and Computer Sciences
Wyoming; Associate Professor of Geology and Geological
DAVID R. MUÑOZ, 1986-B.S.M.E., University of New
Engineering
Mexico; M.S.M.E., Ph.D., Purdue University; Associate
JOHN D. HUMPHREY, 1991-B.S., University of Vermont;
Professor of Engineering and Interim Division Director of
M.S., Ph.D., Brown University; Associate Professor of Geol-
Engineering
ogy and Geological Engineering
MASAMI NAKAGAWA, 1996-B.E., M.S., University of
JAMES V. JESUDASON, 2002-B.A., Wesleyan University;
Minnesota; Ph.D., Cornell University; Associate Professor
M.A., Ph.D., Harvard University; Associate Professor of
of Mining Engineering
Liberal Arts and International Studies
ERIC P. NELSON, 1981-B.S., California State University at
PANOS KIOUSIS, 1999-Ph.D., Louisiana State University;
Northridge; M.A., Rice University; M.Phil., Ph.D., Columbia
Associate Professor of Engineering
University; Associate Professor of Geology and Geological
Engineering
DANIEL M. KNAUSS, 1996-B.S., The Pennsylvania State
University; Ph.D., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State
LARS NYLAND, 2003-B.S., Pratt Institute; A.M., Ph.D.,
University; Associate Professor of Chemistry and Geo-
Duke University; Associate Professor of Mathematical and
chemistry
Computer Sciences.
MARK E. KUCHTA, 1999- B.S. M.S., Colorado School of
TIMOTHY R. OHNO, 1992-B.S., University of Alberta;
Mines; Ph.D., Lulea University of Technology, Sweden;
Ph.D., University of Maryland; Associate Professor of Physics
Associate Professor of Mining Engineering
LAURA J. PANG, 1985-B.A., University of Colorado; M.A.,
YAOGUO LI, 1999-B.S., Wuhan College of Geology, China;
Ph.D., Vanderbilt University; Acting Director and Associate
Ph.D., University of British Columbia; Associate Professor
Professor of Liberal Arts and International Studies
of Geophysics
PAUL PAPAS, 2003-B.S., Georgia Institute of Technology;
JUAN C. LUCENA, 2002-B.S., M.S., Rensselaer Poly-
M.A., Ph.D., Princeton, University; Associate Professor of
technics Institute; Ph.D., Virginia Tech; Principal Tutor,
Engineering.
McBride Honors Program; Associate Professor of Liberal
PAUL M. SANTI, 2001-B.S., Duke University; M.S., Texas
Arts and International Studies
A&M University; Ph.D., Colorado School of Mines; Asso-
MARK T. LUSK, 1994-B.S., United States Naval Academy;
ciate Professor of Geology and Geological Engineering
M.S., Colorado State University; Ph.D., California Institute
E. CRAIG SIMMONS, 1977-B.S., University of Kansas;
of Technology; Associate Professor of Engineering and
M.S., Ph.D., State University of New York at Stony Brook;
Mechanical Engineering Program Chair
Associate Professor of Chemistry and Geochemistry
KEVIN W. MANDERNACK, 1996-B.S., University of
MARCELO G. SIMOES, 2000-B.E., M.S., Ph.D., University
Wisconsin at Madison; Ph.D., University of California San
of Sao Paulo; Associate Professor of Engineering
Diego; Associate Professor of Chemistry and Geochemistry
CATHERINE A. SKOKAN, 1982-B.S., M.S., Ph.D., Colo-
DAVID W.M. MARR, 1995-B.S., University of California,
rado School of Mines; Associate Professor of Engineering
Berkeley; M.S., Ph.D., Stanford University; Associate Pro-
JOHN P. H. STEELE, 1988-B.S., New Mexico State Uni-
fessor of Chemical Engineering
versity; M.S., Ph.D., University of New Mexico; Associate
JOHN E. McCRAY, 1998-B.S., West Virginia University; M.S.
Professor of Engineering, P.E.
Clemson University; Ph.D., University of Arizona; Associate
Professor of Environmental Science and Engineering
Colorado School of Mines
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LUIS TENORIO, 1997-B.A., University of California, Santa
MICHAEL COLAGROSSO, 1999-B.S., Colorado School of
Cruz; Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley; Associate
Mines; M.S., Ph.D., University of Colorado; Assistant Pro-
Professor of Mathematical and Computer Sciences
fessor of Mathematical and Computer Sciences
STEVEN W. THOMPSON, 1989-B.S., Ph.D., The Pennsyl-
CHRISTIAN DEBRUNNER, 1996-B.S., M.S., and Ph.D.,
vania State University; Associate Professor of Metallurgical
University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign; Assistant Pro-
and Materials Engineering
fessor of Engineering
BRUCE TRUDGILL, 2003 -B.S., University of Wales; Ph.D.,
JÖRG DREWES, 2001-Ingenieur cand., Dipl. Ing., Ph.D.,
Imperial College; Associate Professor of Geology and Geo-
Technical University of Berlin; Assistant Professor of Envi-
logical Engineering
ronmental Science and Engineering
TYRONE VINCENT, 1998-B.S. University of Arizona;
CHARLES G. DURFEE, III, 1999-B.S., Yale University;
M.S., Ph.D. University of Michigan; Associate Professor
Ph.D., University of Maryland; Assistant Professor of Physics
of Engineering
TINA L. GIANQUITTO, 2003-B.A., Columbia University;
BETTINA M. VOELKER, 2004-B.S., M.S., Massachusetts
M.A., Columbia University; M.Phil., Columbia University;
Institute of Technology; Ph.D., Swiss Federal Institute of Tech-
Ph.D., Columbia University; Assistant Professor of Liberal
nology; Associate Professor of Chemistry and Geochemistry
Arts and International Studies
MICHAEL R. WALLS, 1992-B.S., Western Kentucky Uni-
MICHAEL N. GOOSEFF, 2004-B.S., Georgia Institute of
versity; M.B.A., Ph.D., The University of Texas at Austin;
Technology; M.S., Ph.D., University of Colorado; Assistant
Associate Professor of Economics and Business
Professor of Geology and Geological Engineering
KIM R. WILLIAMS, 1997-B.Sc., McGill University; Ph.D.,
CIGDEM Z. GURGUR, 2003-B.S., Middle East Technical
Michigan State University; Associate Professor of Chemistry
University; M.S., Rutgers University; M.S., University of
and Geochemistry
Warwick; Ph.D., Rutgers University; Assistant Professor of
COLIN WOLDEN, 1997-B.S., University of Minnesota;
Economics & Business
M.S., Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Asso-
CHARLES JEFFREY HARLAN, 2000-B.S., Ph.D., Uni-
ciate Professor of Chemical Engineering
versity of Texas; Assistant Professor of Chemistry and
DAVID M. WOOD, 1989-B.A., Princeton University; M.S.,
Geochemistry
Ph.D., Cornell University; Associate Professor of Physics
MICHAEL B. HEELEY, 2004-B.S., The Camborne School
DAVID TAI-WEI WU, 1996-A.B., Harvard University;
of Mines; M.S., University of Nevada; M.S., Ph.D., Univer-
Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley; Associate Profes-
sity of Washington; Assistant Professor of Economics and
sor of Chemistry and Geochemistry/Chemical Engineering
Business
TURHAN YILDIZ, 2001-B.S., Istanbul Teknik University;
JOHN R. HEILBRUNN, 2001-B.A., University of California,
M.S., Ph.D., Louisiana State University; Associate Professor
Berkeley; M.A., Boston University, University of California,
of Petroleum Engineering
Los Angeles; Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles;
Assistant Professor of Liberal Arts and International Studies
RAY RUICHONG ZHANG, 1997-B.S., M.S., Tongji Univer-
sity; Ph.D., Florida Atlantic University; Associate Professor
IRINA KHINDANOVA, 2000-B.S., Irkutsk State University;
of Engineering
M.A., Williams College; Ph.D. University of California at
Santa Barbara; Assistant Professor of Economics and Business
ASSISTANT PROFESSORS
SCOTT KIEFFER, 2002-B.A., University of California at
DIANNE AHMANN, 1999-B.A., Harvard College; Ph.D.,
Santa Cruz; M.S., Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley;
Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Assistant Professor
Assistant Professor of Mining Engineering
of Environmental Science and Engineering
JAE YOUNG LEE, 2001-B.S., Seoul National University;
JOEL M. BACH, 2001-B.S., SUNY Buffalo; Ph.D., Univer-
M.S., Ph.D., University of Texas at Arlington; Assistant Pro-
sity of California at Davis; Assistant Professor of Engineering
fessor of Mathematical and Computer Sciences
EDWARD J. BALISTRERI, 2004-B.A., Arizona State Uni-
JON LEYDENS, 1997-B.A., M.A., Ph.D., Colorado State
versity; M.A., Ph.D., University of Colorado; Assistant Pro-
University; Assistant Professor of Liberal Arts and Inter-
fessor of Economics and Business
national Studies, Writing Program Administrator
RICHARD CHRISTENSON, 2002-B.S., Ph.D., University
XIAOWEN LIU, 2004-B.S., Beijing Polytechnic University;
of Notre Dame; Assistant Professor of Engineering
M.S., College of William and Mary; Ph.D., Dartmouth College;
CRISTIAN CIOBANU, 2004-B.S., University of Bucharest;
Assistant Professor of Mathematical and Computer Sciences
M.S., Ph.D., Ohio State University; Assistant Professor of
Engineering
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JUNKO MUNAKATA MARR, 1996-B.S., California Institute
JOSEPH P. CROCKER, 2004-B.S., Oklahoma State Univer-
of Technology; M.S., Ph.D., Stanford University; Assistant
sity; Ph.D., University of Utah; Lecturer of Engineering
Professor of Environmental Science and Engineering
ANITA B. CORN, 2003- B.S., Ohio State University; M.S.,
PATRICIO MENDEZ, 2004-B.S., University of Buenos Aires;
Ph.D., University of Denver; Lecturer of Physics
M.S., Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Assis-
TRACY Q. GARDNER, 1996-B.Sc., 1998-M.Sc., Colorado
tant Professor of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
School of Mines; Ph.D., University of Colorado at Boulder,
KELLY T. MILLER, 1996-B.S., Massachusetts Institute
Lecturer of Chemical Engineering
of Technology; Ph.D., University of California Santa Barbara;
G. GUSTAVE GREIVEL, 1994-B.S., M.S., Colorado School
Assistant Professor of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
of Mines; Lecturer of Mathematical and Computer Sciences
JENNIFER L. MISKIMINS, 2002 – B.S., Montana College
THOMAS P. GROVER, 2004-B.S., Massachusetts Institute of
of Mineral Science and Technology; M.S., Ph.D., Colorado
Technology; M.S., California Institute of Technology; Ph.D.,
School of Mines; Assistant Professor of Petroleum Engineering
University of California, Berkeley; Lecturer of Engineering
SUZANNE M. MOON, 2002-B.S., Auburn University; M.S.,
ROBERT KLIMEK, 1996-B.A., St. Mary’s of the Barrens
Duke University; Ph.D., Cornell University; Assistant Profes-
College; M.Div., DeAndreis Theological Institute; M.A.,
sor of Liberal Arts and International Studies
University of Denver; D.A., University of Northern Colo-
DAVID W. MOORE, 2001-B.S., M.S., Ph.D., University of
rado; Lecturer of Liberal Arts and International Studies
California, Berkeley; Assistant Professor of Economics and
JIMMY DEE LEES, 2001- B.S., Hiram Scott College;
Business
M.S.T., Ph.D., University of Wyoming; Lecturer of Mathe-
ALEXANDRA NEWMAN, 2000-B.S., University of
matical and Computer Sciences
Chicago; M.S., Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley;
TONYA LEFTON, 1998-B.A., Florida State University;
Assistant Professor of Economics and Business
M.A., Northern Arizona University; Lecturer of Liberal Arts
FRÉDÉRIC SARAZIN, 2003-Ph.D., GANIL-Caen, France;
and International Studies
Assistant Professor of Physics
SUZANNE M. NORTHCOTE, 1994-B.A., M.A., Hunter
MONEESH UPMANYU, 2002-B.S., M.S., University of
College; Lecturer of Liberal Arts and International Studies
Michigan; Ph.D., University of Michigan, Princeton Univer-
NATHAN PALMER, 1994-B.S., Colorado School of Mines;
sity; Assistant Professor of Engineering
M.S., Northwestern University; Lecturer of Mathematical
MANOJA WEISS, 2003-B.S. Grove City College, M.S.
and Computer Sciences
Pennsylvania State University, Ph.D. University of Colorado,
JOHN PERSICHETTI, 1997-B.S., University of Colorado;
Assistant Professor of Engineering
M.S., Colorado School of Mines; Lecturer of Chemical
SENIOR LECTURERS
Engineering
HUGH KING, 1993-B.S., Iowa State University; M.S., New
CYNDI RADER, 1991-B.S., M.S., Wright State University;
York University; M.D., University of Pennsylvania; Ph.D.,
Ph.D., University of Colorado; Lecturer of Mathematical and
University of Colorado; Senior Lecturer of Mathematical and
Computer Sciences
Computer Sciences
TODD RUSKELL, 1999-B.A., Lawrence University; M.S.,
RICHARD PASSAMANECK, 2004-B.S., M.S., University
Ph.D., University of Arizona; Lecturer of Physics
of California, Los Angeles; Ph.D., University of Southern
JENNIFER SCHNEIDER, 2004-B.A., Albertson College of
California; Senior Lecturer of Engineering
Idaho; M.A., Ph.D., Claremont Graduate University; Lecturer
MATTHEW YOUNG, 2004-B.S., Ph.D., University of
of Liberal Arts and International Studies
Rochester; Senior Lecturer of Physics
JOHN STERMOLE, 1988-B.S., University of Denver;
LECTURERS
M.S., Colorado School of Mines; Lecturer of Economics
SANAA ABDEL AZIM, 1989-B.S., Cairo University; M.S.,
and Business
Ph.D., McMaster University; Lecturer of Engineering
ROBERT D. SUTTON (DOUGLAS), 2004-B.S., Colorado
CANDACE S. AMMERMAN, 1983-B.S., Colorado School
State University; M.B.A., University of Colorado; Lecturer of
of Mines; Lecturer of Engineering
Engineering
RAVEL F. AMMERMAN, 2004-B.S., Colorado School of
ROMAN TANKELEVICH, 2003-B.S., M.S., Moscow Physics
Mines, M.S., University of Colorado; Lecturer of Engineering
Engineering Institute; Ph.D., Moscow Energy Institute; Lec-
turer of Mathematical and Computer Sciences
AMIR CHAGHAJERDI, 2004-B.S., M.S., Isfahan University
of Technology; Ph.D., Colorado School of Mines; Lecturer of
Engineering
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TERI WOODINGTON, 1998-B.S., James Madison Univer-
BRANDON LEIMBACH, 2002-B.A., M.A., St. Mary’s
sity; M.S., Texas A&M; Lecturer of Mathematical and Com-
College; Adjunct Instructor and Recreational Sports Director
puter Sciences
DAN R. LEWIS, 1977-B.S., California State University;
SANDRA WOODSON, 1999-B.A., North Carolina State
Associate Athletics Director
University; M.A., Colorado State University; M.F.A., Uni-
JENNIFER MCINTOSH, 1996-B.S., Russell Sage College,
versity of Montana; Lecturer of Liberal Arts and Inter-
M.S., Chapman University; Athletic Trainer
national Studies
GREG MURPHY, 2002-B.A., John Carroll; M.A., William
INSTRUCTORS
and Lee; Sports Information Director
SUE BERGER, 1993-B.S., Kansas State Teacher’s College;
PRYOR ORSER, 2002- B.S., M.A., Montana State Univer-
M.S., Colorado School of Mines; M.S., University of Missis-
sity; Instructor and Head Men’s Basketball Coach
sippi; Instructor of Physics
MATTHEW STEINBERG, 2002-B.S., M.A., North Dakota
TERRY BRIDGEMAN, 2003-B.S., Furman University;
State; Instructor and Assistant Football Coach
M.S., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Instructor
of Mathematical and Computer Sciences
JAMIE STEVENS, 1998 B.S., 2001 MSU BILLINGS,
Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach
P. DAVID FLAMMER, 2001-B.S., M.S., Colorado School of
Mines; Instructor of Physics
ROBERT A. STITT, 2000- B.A., Doane College; M.A., Uni-
versity of Northern Colorado; Instructor and Head Football
CHRISTOPHER M. KELSO, 2003- B.S., Colorado School
Coach
of Mines; M.S., University of Colorado; Instructor of Physics
LIBRARY FACULTY
DAVID K. MOSCH, 2000-B.S., New Mexico Institute of
Mining and Technology; Instructor of Mining and Experi-
PATRICIA E. ANDERSEN, 2002-Associate Diploma of the
mental Mine Manager
Library Association of Australia, Sydney, Australia; Assistant
Librarian
SCOTT STRONG, 2003-B.S., Colorado School of Mines;
Instructor of Mathematical and Computer Sciences
PAMELA M. BLOME, 2002-B.A., University of Nebraska;
M.A.L.S., University of Arizona, Tucson; Assistant Librarian
COACHES/ATHLETICS FACULTY
LISA DUNN, 1991-B.S., University of Wisconsin-Superior;
SCOTT CAREY, 2002- B.S. Tarleton State, M.A. Northeast
M.A., Washington University; M.L.S., Indiana University;
(Oklahoma) State, Instructor and Assistant Football Coach
Librarian
GREGORY JENSEN, 2000-B.S., M.S., Colorado State
LAURA A. GUY, 2000-B.A., University of Minnesota;
University; Instructor and Assistant Trainer
M.L.S., University of Wisconsin; Associate Librarian
RACHELE JOHNSON, 2003- B.S., M.S., Wayne State
JOANNE V. LERUD-HECK, 1989-B.S.G.E., M.S., Univer-
College; Instructor and Head Volleyball Coach
sity of North Dakota; M.A., University of Denver; Librarian
STEVE KIMPEL, 2002-B.S., USC; M.S., Fort Hays State;
and Director of Library
Ph.D., University of Idaho, Instructor and Head Wrestling
LISA S. NICKUM, 1994-B.A., University of New Mexico;
Coach, Director of Physical Education.
M.S.L.S., University of North Carolina; Associate Librarian
FRANK KOHLENSTEIN, 1998-B.S., Florida State Univer -
ROBERT K. SORGENFREI, 1991-B.A., University of Cali-
sity; M.S., Montana State University; Instructor and Head
fornia; M.L.S., University of Arizona; Librarian
Soccer Coach
CHRISTOPHER J. J. THIRY, 1995-B.A., M.I.L.S., Univer-
PAULA KRUEGER, 1995-B.S, 1996 M.S. Northern State
sity of Michigan; Associate Librarian
University Head Women’s Basketball Coach
HEATHER WHITEHEAD, 2001-B.S., University of Alberta;
JASON KOLTZ, 2002-B.A., Northeast Missouri State;
M.L.I.S., University of Western Ontario; Assistant Librarian
Instructor and Assistant Football and Track Coach
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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, or
action plan, which is available for perusal in numerous CSM
lawsuit involving unlawful discrimination; or
offices including the Library, the Dean of Students’ Office,
C. The Human Resources Director or an attorney from the
and the Office of Human Resources.
Office of Legal Services, if any of these individuals deem it
Any person feeling that a violation of the following poli-
to be in the best interest of CSM to do so.
cies has occurred should promptly refer the matter to the Of-
IV. Informal Complaint Resolution Process
fice of Human Resources, located in Guggenheim Hall (2nd
At the written request of an individual who has come
floor), for investigation.
forward with a complaint alleging unlawful discrimination,
Colorado School of Mines Unlawful
hereinafter the “Complainant,” the Human Resources Direc-
tor shall assist in an attempt to resolve the complaint in an
Discrimination Policy and Complaint
informal manner. The informal unlawful discrimination com-
Procedure
plaint resolution process shall consist of an informal discus-
I. Statement of Authority and Purpose
sion 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 unlaw-
Director shall act as a mediator during this process, which
ful discrimination at CSM. This policy shall supersede any
shall be calculated to bring the complaint to the attention of
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, re-
The purpose of the formal unlawful discrimination com-
ductions in force, terminations, re-employment, professional
plaint procedure is to provide a formal mechanism for the
development, or conditions of employment shall be permit-
prompt and fair internal resolution of complaints alleging
ted. The remainder of this policy shall contain a complaint
unlawful discrimination. The procedure outlined below shall
procedure outlining a method for reporting alleged violations
be the exclusive forum for the internal resolution of such
of this policy and a review mechanism for the impartial
complaints at CSM.
determination of the merits of complaints alleging unlawful
B. Where to file a Complaint
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 classi-
of Students, any faculty member, or any Resident Assistant.
fied staff, exempt employees, and students as well as any
Any recipient of such a student complaint shall promptly
applicant for employment or admission, who believes that he
forward the complaint to the Director of Human Resources
or she has been discriminated against by CSM, a branch of
for handling in accordance with the provisions set forth
CSM, or another member of the CSM community on account
below.
of age, gender, race, ethnicity, religion, national origin, dis-
ability, 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 specific
in subsection D below. If no timely response is received, or if
factual matters believed to constitute unlawful discrimination
the response admits the allegations in their entirety, the mat-
or retaliation. The complaint shall name as Respondent the
ter shall be submitted to the President, who shall then issue a
individual or entity whom the Complainant believes to have
decision in accordance with subsection IX.D below.
committed, participated in, or encouraged the discrimination
D. Selection of Hearing Panel
or retaliation. The complaint shall also include a brief state-
An initial hearing panel of six individuals shall be selected
ment describing the relief requested by the Complainant.
in a random manner from a list of full-time CSM employees.
E. Fulfillment of Complaint Prerequisites
The Complainant and the Respondent shall each disqualify
As soon as practicable after receipt of a complaint, the
one of the initial panel members. The disqualifications to
Human Resources Director shall submit the complaint to an
be exercised by the parties shall commence with the Com-
attorney from the Office of Legal Services, who shall exam-
plainant. Of the remaining initial panel members, the one
ine it and determine if the prerequisites outlined above have
chosen last shall serve as an alternate hearing panel member.
been fulfilled. If the prerequisites have not been fulfilled, the
The other three initial panel members shall constitute the
attorney shall inform the Complainant of the specifics of such
hearing panel for the appeal. Prospective panel members may
determination in writing. Unless the time limitations set forth
be excused on account of conflict of interest, health, or un-
above have lapsed prior to the initial filing of the complaint,
avoidable absence from campus. An excused initial panel
the Complainant shall have the opportunity to correct any defi-
member shall be replaced by another initial panel member
ciencies and re-file the complaint. If the prerequisites have
chosen in a random drawing prior to the exercise of disquali-
been fulfilled, the complaint will be handled as set forth below.
fications 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 members
an unlawful discrimination claim under the CSM Unlawful
shall elect a chief panel member from their number who shall
Discrimination Policy and Complaint Procedure and a sexual
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 not
of Human Resources of that fact and the Director of Human
actively participate in, all of the proceedings in the case and
Resources shall proceed with the notifications specified in
be prepared to substitute for a panel member who becomes
subsection B below.
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 date
shall send a letter to the Complainant acknowledging receipt
shall be set with reasonable consideration given to the sched-
of the complaint. At the same time, the Director shall provide
ules of the participants. The chief panel member shall set a
the Respondent with a copy of the complaint and notify the
date for the hearing, which shall occur no more than ninety
Respondent in writing of the requirements set forth in sub-
days after the date upon which the formal complaint was
section C below.
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
statement. All exhibits listed in the pre-hearing statements
If the hearing panel desires legal advice at any time
shall be deemed genuine and admissible unless successfully
during the case, the chief panel member shall request such
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
advice unless all such attorneys are actively involved in the
parties, 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 to
be proven by the party bearing the burden of proof in order
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 gen-
rescheduled, these time limits shall apply to the rescheduled
eral 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 sum-
3. Complainant’s Case
mary of the argument section of his or her pre-hearing state-
4. Respondent’s Opening Statement (if reserved)
ment. Neither party shall introduce any witnesses or exhibits
at the hearing which are not listed in his or her pre-hearing
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, including
conflict herewith.
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
sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal
hereunder; (3) representing a Complainant hereunder; or
or physical conduct of a sexual nature when (1) submission
(4) testifying, assisting, or participating in any manner in
to such conduct is made either explicitly or implicitly a term
an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or lawsuit involving
or condition of an individual’s employment or scholastic en-
sexual harassment; or
deavors; (2) submission to or rejection of such conduct by an
C. The Human Resources Director or an attorney from the
individual is used as the basis for employment or academic
Office of Legal Services, if any of these individuals deem it
decisions affecting the individual; or (3) such conduct has the
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 in-
necessary measures to deter such misconduct and discipline
formal 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 Re-
harassment investigation is strictly prohibited. Such retalia-
sources 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 a
the Respondent and elicit the voluntary cooperation of the
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 employee
set forth below.
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, mon-
and fair internal resolution of complaints alleging sexual
etary 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
previous history of sexual harassment offenses. If the deci-
B. Where to file a Complaint
sion maker concludes that a lack of comprehension of the
All complaints by non-students alleging sexual harass-
concept 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 in,
be required to execute a Sexual Harassment Complaint
or encouraged the sexual harassment or retaliation. The com-
Investigation Authorization Form prior to any investigation
plaint shall also include a brief statement describing the relief
of the complaint.
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 by
determine if the prerequisites outlined above have been ful-
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 Presi-
out of an identical set of facts. In such a situation, a Com-
dent 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 a
As soon as practicable after a determination has been
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 fol-
with a copy thereof. For the purpose this policy, the term
lowing the issuance of a decision pursuant to subsection V.N
CSM Management Personnel shall refer to the President, the
below. The confidential recommendation shall not be re-
vice president in whose area the Respondent is employed or
leased to the Complainant or the Respondent without written
enrolled, and, if applicable, the Respondent’s immediate
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 a
to be imposed upon the Respondent, if any. At approximately
position of trust with respect to one or more students at CSM
the same time, the decision shall be communicated to the
such that engaging in an amorous, romantic, or sexual rela-
Respondent in writing. If sanctions are to be imposed upon
tionship with any student would compromise the ability
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 is
Life Office, those employed in the Student Development
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, including
administrative agency or pursue other available legal remedies.
academic faculty members, instructional staff, and graduate
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 study
1998. Amended by the CSM Board of Trustees on June 10,
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 in
both parties to the relationship may have consented at the
a position of responsibility for the instruction or evaluation of
outset, such relationships are fundamentally asymmetric in
the Student. This could entail a request to write a letter of
nature. It is incumbent upon those with authority not to
recommendation for the Student or to serve on an admissions
abuse, nor appear to abuse, the power with which they are
or selection committee involving the Student. In addition, an
entrusted. Accordingly, codes of ethics promulgated by most
awareness should be maintained that others may speculate
professional regulatory associations forbid professional-
that a specific power relationship exists even when none is
client amorous, romantic, or sexual relationships. The rela-
present, giving rise to assumptions of inequitable academic
tionships prohibited by this policy shall be viewed in this
or professional advantage of the Student. Even if potential
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conflict of interest issues can be resolved, charges of sexual
D. Personal Relationships Between Persons in Positions
harassment may arise. In such situations, it is the Instructor
of Trust and Students
who, by virtue of his or her special responsibility, shall be
No Person in a Position of Trust shall engage in an
held accountable for unprofessional behavior.
amorous, romantic, or sexual relationship, consensual or
C. Personal Relationships Between Supervisors and Sub-
otherwise, with a Student.
ordinate Employees
(Promulgated by the CSM Board of Trustees on February
No Supervisor shall engage in an amorous, romantic, or
14, 1992)
sexual relationship, consensual or otherwise, with a Subordi-
nate Employee who reports, either directly or indirectly, 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 44, 93
Academic Calendar 4, 32
Encumbrances 17
Academic Computing and Networking 150
Engineering 48, 96
Academic Probation 30
Engineering Practices Introductory Course Sequence 84
Academic Regulations 26
Engineers’ Days 11
Accreditation 7
English as a Second Language 8
Administration 7
Environmental Science and Engineering 55, 101
Admission Procedures 25
EPICS 32, 35
Admission Requirements 24
F
Advanced Placement 25
Affirmative Action 167
Fees 15
AFROTC 132
Field House 80
Air Force ROTC 75
Financial Aid 19
Alumni Association 150
Financial Aid Policies 21
Apartment Housing 23
Financial Responsibility 17
Area of Special Interest 36
Foreign Language Policy 117
Army ROTC 74
Foreign Languages 117
AROTC 131
Fraternities 11, 23
B
G
Bachelor of Science Degree 33
Geology and Geological Engineering 56, 104
Bioengineering and Life Sciences 38, 86
Geophysics 59, 108
Brooks Field 80
Grade-Point Averages 29
Grades 27
C
Graduation Requirements 33
Career Center 9
Green Center 151
Centers and Institutes 144
Guy T. McBride, Jr. Honors Program 35, 69, 125
Change of Catalog 32
Gymnasium 80
Chemical Engineering 39, 88
H
Chemistry and Geochemistry 41, 90
Codes of Conduct 9
History of CSM 6
Communication 118
Homecoming 11
Copy Center 150
Honor Roll 29
Core Curriculum 34
Honor Societies 11
Counseling 8
Honors Program in Public Affairs for Engineers 35
Course Withdrawals 27
Housing 16
Curriculum Changes 33
Humanities 112
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 81, 139
Directory of the School 154
INTERLINK 8
Distributed Core 84
INTERLINK Language Center (ESL) 151
International Day 11
International Programs 151
International Student Affairs 8
International Student Organizations 12
Intramural Sports 81
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L
R
LAIS Writing Center 32, 35, 151
Recreational Organizations 12
Late Payment Penalties 17
Refunds 17, 22
Liberal Arts and International Studies 62, 112
Research Development and Services 152
Living Groups 11
Residence Halls 23
Residency Qualifications 18
M
S
Materials Science 119
Mathematical and Computer Sciences 66, 121
Scholarships 19
McBride Honors Program 35, 69, 125
Semester Hours 29
Medical Record 26
Sexual Harassment Policy 170
Metallurgical and Materials Engineering 71, 126
Social Sciences 114
Military Science 74, 131
Sororities 11, 23
Mines Park 23
Special Programs and Continuing Education (SPACE) 152
Mining Engineering 76, 133
Student Center 8
Minor Program 36
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 119
Student Honors 13
Student Publications 10
N
Student Records 31
Navy ROTC 75
Study Abroad 22, 36
Suspension 30
O

Systems 84, 114
Oceanography 107
Office of International Programs 8
T
Office of Women in Science, Engineering and
Telecommunications Center 153
Mathematics (WISEM) 10
Transfer Credit 26
Outdoor Recreation Program 13
Tuition 15
Tutoring 10
P

Parking 9
U
Part-Time Degree Students 32
Undergraduate Degree Requirements 33
Payments and Refunds 17
Undergraduate Programs 34
Personal Relationships Policy 173
Unlawful Discrimination Policy 167
Petroleum Engineering 77, 137
Use of English 32
Physical Education and Athletics 80, 139
V
Physics 82, 140
Private Rooms 23
Veterans 26
Probation 30
Veterans Counseling 10
Professional Societies 12
W
Progress Grade 28
Public Relations 152
Winter Carnival 11
Withdrawal from School 17
Q
Women in Science, Engineering and Mathematics
Quality Hours and Quality Points 29
(WISEM) 152
Writing Across the Curriculum 35
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