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Office of Undergraduate Studies
Colorado School of Mines
1500 Illinois Street
2005
Golden, Colorado 80401Ç9952
–2006
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School of Mines
2005–2006
Undergraduate Bulletin

To CSM Students:
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Published by Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO 80401
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Main Telephone: 303 -273-3000 Toll Free: 1-800-446-9488
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Admissions: Bruce Goetz, Director of Admissions
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Financial Aid: Roger Koester, Director of Financial Aid
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Colorado School of Mines
Undergraduate Bulletin
2005–2006

Contents
Academic Calendar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 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 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89
Facilities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Chemistry and Geochemistry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91
Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Economics and Business . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93
Activities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Engineering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96
Student Honors. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Environmental Science and Engineering . . . . . . . 102
Section 3–Tuition, Fees, Financial Assistance,
Geology and Geological Engineering . . . . . . . . . . 105
Housing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Oceanography . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109
Tuition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Geophysics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109
Fees . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Liberal Arts and International Studies . . . . . . . . . . 113
Descriptions of Fees and Other Charges . . . . . . . . 15
Materials Science . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 123
Housing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Mathematical and Computer Sciences . . . . . . . . . 124
Payments and Refunds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
McBride Honors Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 128
Residency Qualifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Metallurgical and Materials Engineering. . . . . . . . 130
Financial Aid and Scholarships. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Military Science (AROTC) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 134
Financial Aid Policies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Mining Engineering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 137
Section 4–Living Facilities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Petroleum Engineering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 140
Physical Education and Athletics . . . . . . . . . . . . . 143
Residence Halls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Physics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 144
Dining Facilities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Mines Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Section 7–Centers and Institutes . . . . . . . . . . 148
Fraternities, Sororities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Section 8–Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 154
Private Rooms, Apartments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Arthur Lakes Library . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 154
Section 5–Undergraduate Information . . . . . . . 24
Academic Computing and Networking . . . . . . . . . 154
Undergraduate Bulletin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Copy Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 154
Admission Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
CSM Alumni Association. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 154
Admission Procedures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Environmental Health and Safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . 155
Academic Regulations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Green Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 155
Grades . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
INTERLINK Language Center (ESL) . . . . . . . . . . 155
Academic Probation and Suspension. . . . . . . . . . . 30
LAIS Writing Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 155
Access to Student Records . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Office of International Programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 155
General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Office of Technology Transfer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 156
Curriculum Changes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Women in Science, Engineering and
Undergraduate Degree Requirements . . . . . . . . . . 33
Mathematics (WISEM) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 156
Undergraduate Programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Public Relations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 156
The Core Curriculum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Research Development . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 156
Combined Undergraduate/Graduate Programs . . . 36
Research Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 156
Bioengineering and Life Sciences . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Special Programs and Continuing Education
Chemical Engineering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
(SPACE) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 156
Chemistry and Geochemistry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Telecommunications Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 157
Economics and Business . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
Directory of the School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 158
Engineering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Policies and Procedures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 172
Environmental Science and Engineering . . . . . . . . 55
Affirmative Action . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 172
Geology and Geological Engineering . . . . . . . . . . . 56
Unlawful Discrimination Policy and Complaint
Geophysics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
Procedure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 172
Liberal Arts and International Studies. . . . . . . . . . . 62
Sexual Harassment Policy and Complaint
Mathematical and Computer Sciences . . . . . . . . . . 66
Procedure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 175
McBride Honors Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69
Personal Relationships Policy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 178
Metallurgical and Materials Engineering. . . . . . . . . 71
Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 180
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Academic Calendar
Fall Semester 2005
Confirmation deadline. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Aug. 22, Monday
Faculty Conference. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Aug. 22 , Monday
Classes start (1) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Aug. 23, Tuesday
Graduate Students—last day to register without late fee. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Aug.28, Sunday
Labor Day (Classes held) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sept. 5, Monday
Last day to register, add or drop courses without a “W” (Census Day). . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sept. 7, Wednesday
Fall Break Day . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Oct. 17, Monday
Midterm grades due . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Oct. 17, Monday
Last day to withdraw from a course—Continuing students/All graduate students . . . . . . . . Nov 1, Tuesday
Priority Registration Spring Semester . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Nov. 14-18, Monday–Friday
Thanksgiving Break . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Nov. 24 –Nov. 27, Thursday–Sunday
Last day to withdraw from a course—New undergraduate students . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dec 2, Friday
Classes end . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dec. 8, Thursday
Dead Day . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dec. 9, Friday
Graduating students’ lowest possible grades due . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dec. 13, Tuesday
Final exams. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dec. 10, 12-15 , Saturday, Monday–Thursday
Semester ends . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dec. 16, Friday
Midyear Degree Convocation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dec. 16, Friday
Final grades due . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dec. 19, Monday
Winter Recess. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dec. 17 –Jan.10, Saturday–Tuesday
Spring Semester 2006
Confirmation deadline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jan. 10, Tuesday
Classes start (1) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jan. 11, Wednesday
Grad Students—last day to register without late fee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jan. 15, Sunday
Last day to register, add or drop courses without a “W” (Census Day) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jan. 26, Thursday
Midterms grades due. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . March 6, Monday
Spring Break . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . March 18-26, Saturday–Sunday
Last day to withdraw from a course . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . March 29, Tuesday
All students except new undergraduates & 2nd semester freshmen
Priority Registration Field and Summer Terms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . March 27-31, Monday–Friday
E-Days . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . April 6-8, Thursday–Saturday
Priority Registration Fall Term . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . April 10-14, Monday–Friday
Last day to withdraw from a course—new undergraduates & 2nd semester freshmen . . . . April 28, Friday
Classes end . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . May 4, Thursday
Dead Day . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . May 5, Friday
Graduating students’ lower possible grades due . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . May 9, Tuesday
Final exams . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . May 6, May 8-11 Saturday, Monday–Thursday
Semester ends . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . May 12, Friday
Commencement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . May 12, Friday
Final grades due . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . May 15, Monday
Field/Summer Sessions 2006
First Field Term First Day of Class, Registration (1) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . May 15, Monday
Last day to register, add or drop courses without a “W”—Field Term (Census Day) . . . . . . May 19, Friday
Memorial Day (Holiday—No classes held). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . May 29, Monday
Last day to withdraw from First Field Term . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . June 9, Friday
First Field Term ends . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . June 23, Friday
Field Term grades due . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . June 26, Monday
Summer School First Day of Class, Registration (1). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . June 19, Monday
Last day to register, add or drop courses without a “W”—Summer School . . . . . . . . . . . . June 27, Tuesday
(Census Day)
Independence Day (Holiday—No classes held). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . July 4, Tuesday
Second Field Term begins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . July 10, Monday
Last day to register, add or drop courses without a “W”—Second Field Term . . . . . . . . . . . July 14, Friday
Last day to withdraw from Summer School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . July 14, Friday
Last day to withdraw from Second Field Term . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . August 4, Friday
Summer School ends . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Aug. 11, Friday
Summer School grades due . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Aug. 14, Monday
Second Field Term ends . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Aug. 18, Friday
Second Field Term grades due . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Aug. 21, Monday
(1) Petition for changes in tuition classification due in the Registrar’s office for this term.
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Undergraduate Bulletin
2005–2006

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 resources.
undergraduate curriculum and in an environment of commit-
It is one of a very few institutions in the world having broad
ment and partnership among students and faculty. The com-
expertise in resource exploration, extraction, production and
mitment is directed at learning, academic success and
utilization which can be brought to bear on the world’s press-
professional growth, it is achieved through persistent intel-
ing resource-related environmental problems. As such, it
lectual study and discourse, and it is enabled by professional
occupies a unique position among the world’s institutions of
courtesy, responsibility and conduct. The partnership invokes
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 re-
a high quality curriculum and instructional programs; they
search institution with high admission standards. The Colo-
should expect to graduate within four years if they follow the
rado School of Mines shall have a unique mission in energy,
prescribed programs successfully; and they should expect to
mineral, and materials science and engineering and associ-
be respected as individuals in all facets of campus activity
ated engineering and science fields. The school shall be the
and should expect responsive and tactful interaction in their
primary institution of higher education offering energy, min-
learning endeavors. Faculty should expect participation and
eral and materials science and mineral engineering degrees
dedication from students, including attendance, attentiveness,
at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. (Colorado re-
punctuality and demonstrable contribution of effort in the
vised Statutes, Section 23-41-105)
learning process; and they should expect respectful interac-
Throughout the school’s 127 year history, the translation
tion in a spirit of free inquiry and orderly discipline. We be-
of its mission into educational programs has been influenced
lieve that these commitments and expectations establish the
by the needs of society. Those needs are now focused more
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
Engineering, Chemistry, Economics, Engineering, Engi-
protection and that CSM and its programs are central to the
neering Physics, Geological Engineering, Geophysical
solution to that crisis. Therefore the school’s mission is elab-
Engineering, Mathematical and Computer Sciences, Metal-
orated upon as follows:
lurgical and Material Engineering, Mining Engineering, and
Colorado School of Mines is dedicated to educating stu-
Petroleum Engineering. A pervasive institutional goal for all
dents and professionals in the applied sciences, engineering,
of these programs is articulated in the Profile of the Colorado
and associated fields related to
School of Mines Graduate:
x the discovery and recovery of the Earth’s resources,
x All CSM graduates must have depth in an area of special-
x their conversion to materials and energy,
ization, enhanced by hands-on experiential learning, and
x 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
x 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 bet-
society.
ter function in increasingly competitive and diverse techni-
cal professional environments.
This mission will be achieved by the creation, integration,
and exchange of knowledge in engineering, the natural sci-
x Graduates must have the skills to communicate informa-
ences, the social sciences, the humanities, business and their
tion, concepts and ideas effectively orally, in writing, and
union to create processes and products to enhance the qual-
graphically. They must be skilled in the retrieval, interpre-
ity 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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x 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, re-
was in trouble. The nuggets had been picked out of streams
ceptivity and breadth of interests to think critically about a
and the rich veins had been worked. New methods of explo-
wide range of cross-disciplinary issues. They should be pre-
ration, mining and recovery were needed. A number of men
pared to assume leadership roles and possess the skills and
with names like Loveland, Berthoud, Arthur Lakes, George
attitudes which promote teamwork and cooperation and to
West and the Episcopal Bishop Randall proposed a school of
continue their own growth through life-long learning.
mines. In 1874 the Territorial Legislature passed an appropri-
x Graduates should be capable of working effectively in an
ation of $5,000 and commissioned W.A.H. Loveland and a
international environment, and be able to succeed in an in-
Board of Trustees to found the Territorial School of Mines in
creasingly interdependent world where borders between
or near Golden. Governor Routt signed the Bill on February
cultures and economies are becoming less distinct. They
9, 1874. With the achievement of statehood in 1876, the
should appreciate the traditions and languages of other cul-
Colorado School of Mines was constitutionally established.
tures, and value diversity in their own society.
The first diploma was awarded in 1882.
x Graduates should exhibit ethical behavior and integrity.
As CSM grew, its mission expanded. From a rather narrow
They should also demonstrate perseverance and have pride
initial focus on nonfuel minerals, it developed programs as
in accomplishment. They should assume a responsibility to
well in petroleum production and refining. More recently it
enhance their professions through service and leadership
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 re-
(Mines) have adopted the following Student Honor Code
sponsible stewardship of the earth and its resources.
(Code) in order to establish a high standard of student behav-
ior at Mines. The Code may only be amended through a stu-
CSM has always had an international reputation in re-
dent referendum supported by a majority vote of the Mines
source fields. Graduates have come from nearly every nation
student body. Mines students shall be involved in the en-
in the world and alumni can be found in nearly every nation.
forcement of the Code through their participation in the Stu-
The student body was predominantly white male for many
dent Judicial Panel.
years, reflecting the demographics of the industries it served.
The School gave one of the early engineering degrees for
Code: Mines students believe it is our responsibility to pro-
mote and maintain high ethical standards in order to ensure
women to Florence Caldwell in 1897 but there were many
our safety, welfare, and enjoyment of a successful learning
subsequent years when there were no female students. This has
environment. Each of us, under this Code, shall assume re-
changed and today approximately 25% of the overall student
sponsibility for our behavior in the area of academic integrity.
body are women and 15% of the undergraduates are under-
represented minorities, thanks to strong recruiting efforts and
As a Mines student, I am expected to adhere to the highest
the opening up of traditionally white male industries.
standards of academic excellence and personal integrity
regarding my schoolwork, exams, academic projects, and
Unique Programs
research endeavors. I will act honestly, responsibly, and
Colorado School of Mines is an institution of engineering
above all, with honor and integrity in all aspects of my aca-
and applied science with a special focus in the resource
demic endeavors at Mines. I will not misrepresent the work
areas. As such, it has unique programs in many fields. This
of others as my own, nor will I give or receive unauthorized
is the only institution in the world, for example, that offers
assistance in the performance of academic coursework. I will
doctoral programs in all five of the major earth science disci-
conduct myself in an ethical manner in my use of the library,
plines: Geology and Geological Engineering, Geophysics,
computing center, and all other school facilities and resources.
Geochemistry, Mining Engineering and Petroleum Engineer-
By practicing these principles, I will strive to uphold the
ing. It has one of the few Metallurgical and Materials Engi-
principles of integrity and academic excellence at Mines. I
neering programs in the country that still focuses on the
will not participate in or tolerate any form of discrimination
complete materials cycle from mineral processing to finished
or mistreatment of another individual.
advanced materials.
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In addition to these traditional programs which define the
Location
institutional focus, the school is pioneering programs in inter-
Golden, Colorado has been the home for CSM since its in-
disciplinary areas. One of the most successful of these is the
ception. Located 20 minutes west of Denver, this community
Engineering Division program, which currently claims more
of 15,000 is located in the foothills of the Rockies. Skiing is
than one-third of the undergraduate majors. This program
an hour away to the west. Golden is a unique community that
combines civil, electrical, environmental and mechanical
serves as home to CSM, the Coors Brewing Company, the
engineering in a nontraditional curriculum that is accredited
National Renewable Energy Laboratory, a major U.S. Geo-
by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accred-
logical Survey facility that also contains the National Earth-
itation Board for Engineering and Technology, 111 Market
quake Center, and the seat of Jefferson County. Golden once
Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202-4012 – telephone
served as the territorial capital of Colorado.
(410) 347-7700. It serves as a model for such programs here
and elsewhere.
Accreditation
Colorado School of Mines is accredited through the doc-
While many of the programs at CSM are firmly grounded
toral degree by the Higher Learning Commission of the
in tradition, they are all experiencing continual evolution and
North Central Association, 30 North LaSalle Street, Suite
innovation. Recent successes in integrating aspects of the
2400, Chicago, Illinois 60602-2504 – telephone (312) 263-
curriculum have spurred similar activity in other areas such
0456. The Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Ac-
as the geosciences. There, through the medium of computer
creditation Board for Engineering and Technology, 111
visualization, geophysicists and geologists are in the process
Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202-4012 – tele-
of creating a new emerging discipline. A similar development
phone (410) 347-7700, accredits undergraduate degree pro-
is occurring in geo-engineering through the integration of
grams in Chemical Engineering, Engineering, Engineering
aspects of civil engineering, geology and mining. CSM has
Physics, Geological Engineering, Geophysical Engineering,
played a leadership role in this kind of innovation over the
Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Mining Engineer-
last decade. Many degree programs offer CSM undergradu-
ing and Petroleum Engineering. The American Chemical So-
ate students the opportunity to begin work on a Graduate
ciety has approved the degree program in the Department of
Certificate, Professional Master’s Degree, or Master’s De-
Chemistry and Geochemistry.
gree while completing the requirements for their Bachelor’s
Degree. These combined Bachelors-Masters programs have
Administration
been created by CSM faculty in those situations where they
General management of the School is vested by State
have deemed it academically advantageous to treat BS and
statute in a Board of Trustees, consisting of seven members
MS degree programs as a continuous and integrated process.
appointed by the governor. A nonvoting student member is
These are accelerated programs that can be valuable in fields
elected annually by the student body. Financial support
of engineering and applied science where advanced educa-
comes from student tuition and fees and from the State
tion in technology and/or management provides the opportu-
through annual appropriations. These funds are augmented
nity to be on a fast track for advancement to leadership
by government and privately sponsored research, private gift
positions. These programs also can be valuable for students
support from alumni, corporations, foundations and other
who want to get a head start on graduate education.
friends.
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Section 2- Student Life
Facilities
materials for checkout, and is home to CSM’s Engineers
Student Center
Choosing Health Options (ECHO), promoting wise and
The Ben H. Parker Student Center has recently undergone
healthy decision making regarding students’ use of alcohol
a four million dollar renovation and addition. The building
and other drugs.
contains the offices for the Vice President of Student Life and
Counseling: Experienced, professional counselors offer
Dean of Students, the Director of Student Life, Housing,
assistance in a variety of areas. Personal counseling for
Conferences Reservation Office, Student Activities and
stress management, relationship issues, wellness education
Greek Advisor, ASCSM Offices, and Student Groups. The
and/or improved self image are a few of the areas often
Student Center also contains the student dining hall, the
requested. Gender issues, personal security, and compati-
I-Club, a food court, game room, bookstore, and student
bility with roommates are also popular interactive presenta-
lounges and TV room. There are also a number of meeting
tions. SDAS works closely with other student life depart-
rooms and banquet facilities in the Student Center. Another
ments to address other issues.
addition was completed during the summer of 2001 which
Academic Services: The staff often conducts workshops
contains meeting rooms and banquet facilities as well as the
in areas of interest to college students, such as time manage-
Admissions, Financial Aid and Registrar’s Offices, Career
ment, learning skills, test taking, preparing for finals and
Services, International Student Services, the Cashier’s Office,
college adjustment. Advising on individual learning skills is
and Student Development and Academic Support Services.
also available.
Services
Tutoring and Academic Excellence Workshops: Free
Academic Advising
walk-in tutoring is available to all CSM students for most
Freshmen are advised under the Freshman Mentor
freshmen and sophomore courses. Tutoring in some upper
Program, designed
division courses is available. Weekly academic excellence
x to ease the transition from high school or work to college,
workshops in introductory calculus, chemistry, and physics
x to provide quality academic advising,
are provided as well.
x to provide a resource/contact person for critical periods
International Student Affairs
during the freshman year, and
International student advising and international student
x to give students an opportunity to get to know a cam-
services are the responsibility of International Student and
pus 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 dur-
national students are held at the beginning of each semester.
ing their first year. Upper class 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
Identification Cards (BLASTER CARD)
before registration until the student’s advisor clears the
Blaster cards are made in the Student Life Office in the
advising hold.
Parker Student Center, and all new students must have a
Office for Student Development and Academic
card made as soon as possible after they enroll. Each
Services
semester the Student Activities Office issues validation
The Student Development and Academic Services Office
stickers for student ID’s, and students can replace lost,
(SDAS), located in the Student Center, serves as the per-
stolen, or damaged Blaster Cards for a small fee.
sonal, academic and career counseling center. Through its
The Blaster Card can be used as a debit card to make
various services, the center acts as a comprehensive resource
purchases from all campus vending machines, at all campus
for the personal growth and life skills development of our
food service facilities, at the campus bookstore, to use any
students. SDAS houses a library of over 300 books and other
campus laundry facility as well as any campus copying
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machine, to check material out of the CSM Library and to
personal job search advice. A small library of directories and
make purchases at the campus residence halls and may be
other job search materials is available for check-out. Many
required to attend various CSM campus activities.
workshops are offered throughout the year on job search
Please visit the website at http://www.is.mines.edu/
topics, and video-taped practice interviewing is available.
BlasterCard for more information.
The Career Center sponsors a Career Day each fall and
Student Health Center
spring to allow students to explore career options with
exhibiting employers. A Shadowing Program is available for
The Student Health Center, located at 17th and Elm, pro-
students who wish to visit a local professional in order to
vides primary health care to CSM students and their spouses.
clarify career goals. For students undecided about which
Students pay a $45 fee each semester which entitles them to
engineer or science career to pursue, career counseling is
unlimited visits with a physician or nurse as well as pre-
provided.
scription and over the counter medications. The health center
also provides wellness education, immunizations, allergy
The Cooperative Education Program is available to stu-
shots, flu shots, nutrition counseling and information regard-
dents who have completed three semesters at CSM (two for
ing a wide range of health concerns. Staff members are also
transfer students). It is an academic program which offers 3
available to provide health-promotion events for students
hours of credit in the major for engineering work experience,
groups and residence hall program. The Students Health
awarded on the basis of a term paper written following the
Center is open Monday through Friday 8-12 and 1-4:45 P.M.
CO-OP term. The type of credit awarded depends on the
It is staffed by RN’s throughout the day. Physicians coverage
decision of the department, but in most cases is additive
is provided by family practice physicians who are on site for
credit. CO-OP terms usually extend from May to December,
two hours daily and on-call at all times.
or from January to August, and usually take a student off
campus full time. Part-time CO-OP is also possible if a stu-
Dental services are also provided at the Student Health
dent is working 20 hours per week for several semesters.
Center. These services are provided by a dentist who has
Students must register for CO-OP while on the job (a no
scheduled hours two days per week four hours per day.
credit, no fee class), and must write learning objectives and
Basic services such as x-rays, cleanings, fillings and extrac-
sign informal contracts with their company’s representative
tions are available.
to ensure the educational component of the work experience.
To be eligible for care, students must be enrolled in four or
Full-time, part-time, summer and CO-OP jobs are publi-
more hours; have paid the Health Center fee if they are part
cized in the Career Center as well as on bulletin boards
time and have a completed Health History Form on file at the
around the campus. Students are often contacted by the
Health Center. Supervised by Vice President and Dean of
Career Center regarding specific opportunities, and resumes
Student Life. Phone: (303) 273-3381; FAX: (303) 279-3155.
are sent by the Center directly to employers. CSM graduates
Motor Vehicles Parking
are eligible for the services of the Career Center for 18
All students are permitted to bring motor vehicles on
months after graduation. Information on starting salaries,
campus but they must be registered with CSM Public Safety.
summer salaries, job search success rates, and other topics is
Regulations for parking may be obtained from CSM Public
collected and available through the Center.
Safety. Some parking space is restricted, and this must be
Standards, Codes of Conduct
observed.
Every fall, each student is supplied with a Student
Career Center (Placement and Cooperative
Handbook that lists all School regulations governing con-
Education)
duct, including discrimination, alcoholic beverages, drugs,
The Career Center assists and advises students in their
academic dishonesty, and distribution of literature, as well as
search for engineering-related employment. Each year indus-
the process for filing a complaint. Anyone having additional
try and government representatives visit the campus to inter-
questions concerning these regulations should contact the
view students and explain employment opportunities. Fall is
Dean of Students.
the major recruiting season for both summer and full-time
Student Publications
positions, but interviews take place in the spring as well.
Two student publications are published at CSM by the
Students must be registered with the Career Center in order
Associated Students of CSM. Opportunities abound for
to interview, which is accomplished by submitting resumes
students wishing to participate on the staffs.
and signing a card giving the Center permission to dissemi-
nate student materials.
The Oredigger is the student newspaper, published weekly
during the school year. It contains news, features, sports,
A Career Manual is available to students to help in resume
letters and editorials of interest to students, faculty, and the
writing, interviewing and off-campus job search. Staff mem-
Golden community.
bers offer individual critiques of resumes and letters, and
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The literary magazine, High Grade, is published each
The American Indian Science and Engineering Society
semester. Contributions of poetry, short stories, drawings, and
(AISES) chapter was established at the Colorado School
photographs are encouraged from students, faculty and staff.
of Mines in 1992. It is a peer support group for Native
A Board of Student Publications acts in an advisory capacity
American students pursuing science and engineering
to the publications staffs and makes recommendations on
careers. Its main goal is to help the students get through
matters of policy. The Public Affairs Department staff mem-
college so they can then use those new skills to create a
bers serve as daily advisors to the staffs of the Oredigger and
better life for themselves and other Native Americans.
Prospector. The Liberal Arts and International Studies
Asian Students Association (ASA) - This is a branch of the
Department provides similar service to the High Grade.
Minority Engineering Program which acknowledges the
Veterans Counseling
Asian heritage by involvement in various school activities,
The Registrar’s Office provides veterans counseling serv-
social activities, and activities with the other Minority
ices for students attending the School and using educational
Engineering chapters. ASA allows students with an Asian
benefits from the Veterans Administration.
heritage or students interested in Asian heritage to assem-
ble and voice shared interests and associate in organized
Tutoring
group activities which include attending Nuggets games,
Individual tutoring in most courses is available through
bowling, ice skating and numerous other activities.
the Office for Student Development and Academic Services.
This office also sponsors group tutoring sessions and Aca-
National Society of Black Engineers - NSBE is a non-
demic Excellence Workshops which are open to all interested
profit organization managed by students. It was founded
CSM students. For more information about services and eli-
to promote the recruitment, retention and successful
gibility requirements, contact the Student Development and
graduation of Black and other under-represented groups
Academic Services office.
in the field of engineering. NSBE operates through a
university-based structure coordinated through regional
Office of Women in Science, Engineering and
zones, and administered by the National Executive
Mathematics (WISEM)
Board. The local chapters, which are the center of NSBE
The WISEM office is located in 300 Guggenheim Hall.
activity, create and conduct projects in the areas of pre-
The mission of WISEM is to enhance opportunities for
college student interaction, university academic support
women in science and engineering careers, to increase reten-
mechanisms and career guidance programs. “We instill
tion of women at CSM, and to promote equity and diversity
pride and add value to our members which causes them
in higher education. The office sponsors programs for women
to want to give back to NSBE in order to produce a con-
students and faculty and produces the Chevron Lecture
tinuum of success.”
Series. For further information, contact: Debra K. Lasich,
Executive Director of Women in Science, Engineering and
Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) -
Mathematics, Colorado School of Mines, 1500 Illinois,
SHPE is a non-profit organization that exists for the
Golden, CO 80401-1869, or call (303) 273-3097.
advancement of Hispanic engineering (sciences) students
to become professional engineers and scientists, to increase
Minority Engineering Program
the number of Hispanics entering into the field of engi-
The Minority Engineering Program is located at 1215
neering, and to develop and implement programs benefit-
16th Street. The MEP meets the needs of minority students
ing Hispanics seeking to become engineers and scientists.
by providing various student services, summer programs,
Anyone interested in joining may do so. SHPE is a nation-
recruitment, academic/retention programs (academic advis-
al organization with student and professional chapters in
ing, academic excellence workshops, counseling, tutoring
nearly 100 cities across the country. The organization is
and peer study groups), professional/career development
divided into five regions representing 76 student chapters.
(leadership workshops, career development, time manage-
The SHPE organization is governed by a National Board
ment, study skills and national conferences), community
of Directors which includes representatives from all
outreach and cultural and social activities.
regions including two student representatives.
Working through student professional societies—American
Activities
Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES), Asian
The Office of Student Activities coordinates the various
Student Association (ASA), National Society of Black
activities and student organizations on the Mines campus.
Engineers (NSBE), and Society of Hispanic Professional
Student government, professional societies, living groups,
Engineers (SHPE)— the Office of Minority Engineering
honor societies, interest groups and special events add a
Program is a center for minority student activities, and a place
balance to the academic side of the CSM community.
for students to become a community of scholars with common
Partici-pants take part in management training, responsibili-
goals and objectives in a comfortable learning environment.
ty, and leadership development. To obtain an up to date list-
ing of the recognized campus organizations or more infor-
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mation about any of these organizations, contact the Student
Winter Carnival, sponsored by Blue Key, is an all-school
Activities office.
ski day held each year at one of the nearby ski slopes.
Student Government
Living Groups
Associated Students of CSM (ASCSM), is sanctioned by
Residence Hall Association (RHA) is a student-run organ-
the Board of Trustees of the School. The purpose of
ization developed to coordinate and plan activities for stu-
ASCSM is, in part, to advance the interest and promote
dents living in the Residence Halls. Its membership is repre-
the welfare of CSM and all of the students and to foster
sented by students from each hall floor. Officers are elected
and maintain harmony among those connected with or
each fall for that academic year.
interested in the School, including students, alumni,
Social Fraternities, Sororities
faculty, trustees and friends.
There are seven national fraternities and three national
Through funds collected as student fees, ASCSM strives
sororities active on the CSM campus. Fraternities and
to ensure a full social and academic life for all students
Sororities offer the unique opportunity of leadership, service
with its organizations, publications, and special events. As
to one’s community, and fellowship. Greeks are proud of the
the representative governing body of the students ASCSM
number of campus leaders, athletes and scholars that come
provides leadership and a strong voice for the student
from their ranks. Additionally, the Greek social life provides
body, enforces policies enacted by the student body,
a complement to the scholastic programs at Mines. Colorado
works to integrate the various campus organizations, and
School of Mines chapters are
promotes the ideals and traditions of the School.
Alpha Phi
The Graduate Student Association was formed in 1991
Alpha Tau Omega
and is recognized by CSM through the student govern-
Beta Theta Pi
ment as the representative voice of the graduate student
Kappa Sigma
body. GSA’s primary goal is to improve the quality of
Phi Gamma Delta
graduate education and offer academic support for gradu-
Pi Beta Phi
ate students.
Sigma Alpha Epsilon
Sigma Kappa
The Mines Activity Council serves ASCSM as the campus
Sigma Nu
special events board. The majority of all student campus
Sigma Phi Epsilon
events are planned by the MAC committees. These com-
mittees are: Friday Afternoon Club (FAC), which pro-
Honor Societies
vides comedians and other performing artists to the cam-
Honor societies recognize the outstanding achievements of
pus on most Fridays throughout the academic year;
their members in the areas of scholarship, leadership, and
Special Events which coordinates events such as the
service. Each of the CSM honor societies recognize different
annual Back to School Bashes, Discount Sport Nights at
achievements in our students. The Colorado School of Mines
Rockies or Avalanche Games, and one time specialty
honor societies, and their representative areas, are as follows:
entertainment; and E-Days and Homecoming.
Alpha Phi Omega - Service
Alpha Sigma Mu - Metals
Special Events
Blue Key - Service, Scholarship, Activities
Engineers’Days festivities are held each spring. The
Kappa Mu Epsilon. - Mathematics
threeday affair is organized entirely by students. Contests are
Order of Omega
held in drilling, hand-spiking, mucking, oil-field olympics,
Pi Epsilon Tau - Petroleum Engineering
and softball, just to name a few. Additional events include a
Tau Beta Pi - Engineering
huge fireworks display, the awarding of scholarships to out-
standing Colorado high school seniors and an Engineers’
Interest Organizations
Day concert.
Interest organizations meet the special and unique needs
of the CSM student body by providing co-curricular activi-
Homecoming weekend is one of the high points of the
ties in specific areas. These organizations are:
entire year’s activities. Events include a football rally and
Amnesty International
game, campus decorations, election of Homecoming queen
Anime Club
and beast, parade, burro race, and other contests.
Association of Geoscience Students (AGS)
International Day is planned and conducted by the
Ballroom Dance
International Council. It includes exhibits and programs
Band
designed to further the cause of understanding among the
Bioengineering Club
countries of the world. The international dinner and enter-
Campus Crusade for Christ
tainment have come to be one of the campus social events of
Capoeira Clubs
the year.
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Choir
Society of American Military Engineers (SAME)
CSM Ambassadors
Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)
Earthworks
Society of Economics and Business
Fellowship of Christian Athletes
Society of Economic Geologists (SEG)
Fellowship of Christian Cowboys
Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE)
High Grade
Society of Mining Engineers (SME)
Math Club
Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE)
Mines Little Theatre
Society of Physics Students (SPS)
Non Traditional Students
Society of Student Geophysicists (SSG)
Oredigger
Society of Women Engineers (SWE)
Prospector
The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society of AIME
Students for Creative Anachronism
Recreational Organizations
International Student Organizations
The recreation organizations provide the opportunity, for
The International Student Organizations provide the
students with similar interests to participate as a group in
opportunity to experience a little piece of a different culture
these recreational activities. Most of the recreational organi-
while here at Mines, in addition to assisting the students
zations compete on both the local and regional levels at tour-
from that culture adjust to the Mines campus. These organi-
naments throughout the year. These clubs are:
zations are:
Bicycle Club
Chinese Student Association
Bridge Club
International Student Organization
Caving Club
Japanese Student Association
Cheerleading
Kuwaiti Student Association
Ice Hockey Club
Middle Eastern Student Association
Kayak Club
Muslim Student Association
Kendo Club
Omani Student Association
Lacrosse Club
Taiwanese Student Association
Men’s Volleyball
Professional Societies
Outdoor Club
Racquetball Club
Professional Societies are generally student chapters of the
Rugby Club
national professional societies. As a student chapter, the pro-
Shooting Club
fessional societies offer a chance for additional professional
Ski Club/Team
development outside the classroom through guest speakers,
Tae Kwon Do Club
trips, and interactive discussions about the current activities
Ultimate Frisbee
in the profession. Additionally, many of the organizations
Water Polo Club
offer internship, fellowship and scholarship opportunities.
Willie Wonka Boarders
The Colorado School of Mines chapters are as follows:
Women’s Soccer
American Association of Drilling Engineers (AADE)
American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG)
Outdoor Recreation Program
American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE)
The Outdoor Recreation Program is housed at 1224 17th
American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical & Petroleum
Street, across from the Intramural Field. The Program
Engineers (AIME)
teaches classes in outdoor activities; rents mountain bikes,
American Institute of Professional Geologists (AIPG)
climbing gear, backpacking and other equipment; and spon-
American Ceramic Society (Am. Cer. Soc.)
sors day and weekend activities such as camping, snowshoe-
American Chemical Society
ing, rock climbing, and mountaineering.
American Indian Science & Engineering Society (AISES)
Student Honors
American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
Awards are presented each year to members of the gradu-
American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
ating class and others in recognition of students who have
American Society of Metals (ASM International)
maintained a superior scholastic record, who have distin-
American Welding Society
guished themselves in school activities, and who have done
Asian Student Association (ASA)
exceptional work in a particular subject.
Association of Engineering Geologists (AEG)
Association of General Contractors (AGC)
Robert F. Aldredge Memorial Award. A cash award, pre-
Institute of Electrical & Electronic Engineers (IEEE)
sented in geophysics for the highest scholastic average in
National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE)
geophysics courses.
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American Institute of Chemists Award. A one year
Cecil H. Green Award. A gold medal given to the graduat-
membership, presented in chemistry and chemical engi-
ing senior in geophysical engineering, who in the opinion
neering for demonstrated scholastic achievement, leader-
of the Department of Geophysics, has the highest attain-
ship, ability, and character.
ment in the combination of scholastic achievement, per-
Robert A. Baxter Award. A cash award, given for meritori-
sonality, and integrity.
ous work in chemistry.
The Neal J. Harr Memorial Outstanding Student Award.
Charles N. Bell, 1906, Award. A Brunton transit is awarded
Provided by the Rocky Mountain Association of Geol-
for completing the course in mining to the student demon-
ogists, the award and rock hammer suitably engraved, pre-
strating the most progress in school work during each year.
sented in geology for scholastic excellence in the study of
geology with the aim of encouraging future endeavors in
The Brunton Award in Geology. A Brunton transit is
the earth sciences.
awarded in recognition of highest scholastic achievement
and interest in and enthusiasm for the science of geology.
Harrison L. Hays, ’31, Award. A cash award presented in
chemical and petroleum-refining for demonstrating by
Hon. D. W. Brunton Award. A Brunton transit, provided for
scholarship, personality, and integrity of character, the
by Mr. Brunton, is awarded for meritorious work in mining.
general potentialities of a successful industrial career.
The Leo Borasio Memorial Award. A plaque and cash
John C. Hollister Award. A cash award is presented to the
award presented each year to the outstanding junior in the
most deserving student in Geophysics and is not based
McBride Honors Program. Mr. Borasio was a 1950 gradu-
solely on academic performance.
ate of the School of Mines.
Robert M. Hutchinson Award for Excellence in Geological
Clark B. Carpenter Award. A cash award given to the
Mapping. An engraved Brunton Compass given in recog-
graduating senior in mining or metallurgy who, in the
nition of this phase of Geological Engineering.
opinion of the seniors in mining and metallurgy and the
professors in charge of the respective departments, is the
Henry W. Kaanta Award. A cash award and plaque is pre-
most deserving of this award.
sented to a graduating senior majoring in extractive metal-
lurgy or mineral processing for the outstanding paper
Clark B. Carpenter Research Award. A cash award pre-
written on a laboratory procedure or experimental process.
sented in honor of Professor Clark B. Carpenter to a stu-
dent or students, undergraduate or graduate, selected by the
Maryanna Bell Kafadar Humanities Award. The award is
Department of Metallurgical Engineering on the basis of
for the graduating senior who has excelled in the
scholastic ability and accomplishment. This award derives
Humanities.
from an endowment by Leslie E. Wilson, E.M., 1927.
Alan Kissock, 1912, Award. A cash award is presented in
Mary and Charles Cavanaugh Memorial Award. A cash
metallurgy for best demonstrating the capability for
award given in metallurgy based on scholarship, profes-
creativity and the ability to express it in writing.
sional activity, and participation in school activities.
George C. Marshall Award. A certificate, an official biog-
Colorado Engineering Council Award. A silver medal pre-
raphy of General Marshall and an expense paid trip to the
sented for excellence in scholarship, high integrity, and
National Security Conference sponsored by the Marshall
general engineering ability.
Foundation, is presented to the most outstanding ROTC
cadet who demonstrates those leadership and scholastic
Distinguished Military Graduate. Designated by the
qualities which epitomized the career of General Marshall.
ROTC professor of military science for graduating seniors
who possess outstanding qualities of leadership and high
Metallurgical Engineering Faculty Award. An engraved
moral character, and who have exhibited a definite apti-
desk set is presented from time to time by the faculty of
tude for and interest in military service.
the department to a graduating senior who, by participa-
tion in and contribution to campus life, and by academic
Dwight D. “Ike” Eisenhower Award. Provided for by Mr.
achievement, has demonstrated those characteristics of a
and Mrs. R. B. Ike Downing, $150 and a medal with
well-rounded graduate to which CSM aspires.
plaque is awarded to the outstanding ROTC cadet com-
missioned each year, based on demonstrated exemplary
Evan Elliot Morse Memorial Award. A cash award is pre-
leadership within the Corps of Cadets and academic
sented annually to a student in physics who, in the opinion
excellence in military science.
of the Physics Department faculty, has shown exceptional
competence in a research project.
Prof. Everett Award. A cash award presented to an out-
standing senior in mathematics through the generosity of
Old Timers’ Club Award. A suitable gift is presented to a
Frank Ausanka, ’42.
graduating senior who, in the opinion of the Department of
Mining Engineering, has shown high academic standing in
coal mining engineering and potential in the coal industry.
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Outstanding Graduating Senior Awards. A suitably
George R. Pickett Memorial Award. A cash award pre-
engraved plaque is presented by each degree-granting
sented to a graduating senior on the basis of demonstrated
department to its outstanding graduating senior.
interests and accomplishments in the study of borehole
H. Fleet Parsons Award. A cash award presented for out-
geophysics.
standing service to the School through leadership in stu-
President’s Senior Scholar Athlete Award. A plaque pre-
dent government.
sented to the graduating senior who has the highest aca-
Maxwell C. Pellish, 1924, Academic Achievement Award.
demic average and who lettered in a sport in the senior
A suitably engraved plaque presented to the graduating
year.
senior with the highest cumulative grade point average
William D. Waltman, 1899, Award. Provided for by Mr.
who has had a minimum of 6 semesters at CSM.
Waltman, a cash award and suitably engraved plaque is
The Thomas Philipose Outstanding Senior Award. A
presented to the graduating senior whose conduct and
plaque and cash award, presented to a senior in the
scholarship have been most nearly perfect and who has
McBride Honors Program in Public Affairs for Engineers
most nearly approached the recognized characteristics of
whose scholarship, character, and personality best exem-
an American gentleman or lady during the recipient’s
plify the ideals of the program as determined by the
entire collegiate career.
Committee of tutors.
H.G. Washburn Award. A copy of De Re Metallica by
Physics Faculty Distinguished Graduate Award. Presented
Agricola is awarded in mining engineering for good
from time to time by the faculty of the department to
scholastic record and active participation in athletics.
graduating engineering physics seniors with exceptionally
Charles Parker Wedgeforth Memorial Award. Presented
high academic achievement in physics.
to the most deserving and popular graduating senior.
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Undergraduate Bulletin
2005–2006

Section 3 - Tuition, Fees,
Financial Assistance, Housing
Tuition and fees at CSM are kept at a minimum consistent
Field Term Courses
with the cost of instruction and the amount of state funds ap-
On-campus: Health Center
$17.00
propriated to the School. The following rates are in effect for
Student Services
$53.00
2005–2006. Increases can be expected in subsequent years. The
Technology Fee
$30.00
rates shown in this section are for informational purposes only
Rec Center
$27.50
and are subject to change. The official list and most up-to-
Total
$127.50
date rates can be seen at the CSM web site at: http://
Off-campus: Arrangements and payment for transporta-
www.is.mines.edu/budget/Budget.shtm.
tion, food, lodging, and other expenses must be made with
Undergraduate Tuition
the department concerned. (Geology Department camping
Full-time (per semester)
fee is $350.)
Resident
Non-resident
Miscellaneous
$3,624*/sem
$9,915/sem
New Student Orientation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $40.00
For more information see the CSM web site at
(exempt from refund policy)
http://www.is.mines.edu/budget/Budget.shtm.
New International Stu. Orient . . . . . . . . . . $60.00
(exempt from refund policy)
* Student share of instate UG tuition assuming eligible
Chem Lab Fee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $30.00
student has applied for, authorized the collection of, and
Graduation (Bachelors) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $100.00
receives COF stipend.
Student Health Insurance - At publication 2005–2006
Fees
rates had not been determined.
Regular Semester (Fall/Spring)
Military Science
During a regular semester, students taking less than 4
Lab Fee. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $175.00
credit hours are not required to pay student fees, except for
The official list and most up-to-date fees can be seen
the Technology Fee. Any such student wishing to take part in
at the CSM web site at: http://www.is.mines.edu/budget/
student activities and receive student privileges may do so by
Budget.shtm.
paying full semester fees. All students carrying 4 or more
credit hours must pay full student fees as follows:
Descriptions of Fees and Other
Health Center* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $45.00
Charges
Associated Students . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63.70
The following mandatory, non-waivable fees are charged
Athletics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47.50
by the Colorado School of Mines to all students enrolled for
Student Services. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 162.00
4.0 semester hours or more:
Student Assistance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14.65
Health Center Fee - Revenues support physician/Medical
Technology Fee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60.00
services to students . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $45.00/term
Recreation Center. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55.00
Associated Students Fee - Revenues support student organizations/
Total . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $447.85
events/activities; e.g., newspaper, homecoming, E-days
Expenditures must be approved by ASCSM . . . . . . . $63.70/term
*A health insurance program is also available. Health in-
Athletics Fee - Revenues support intercollegiate athletics and
surance is a mandatory fee unless the student can prove cov-
entitle student entrance to all CSM scheduled events and
erage through another plan.
use of the facilities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $47.50/term
Summer Session
Student Assistance Fee: funds safety awareness programs,
training seminars for abuse issues, campus lighting, and
Academic Courses
parking facility maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $14.65/term
Health Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $22.50
Student Services Fee - Revenues support bond indebtedness
Athletics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23.75
and other student services; e.g., Career Center, Student
Student Services. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81.00
Development Center, Student Activities, Student Life, and
Technology Fee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30.00
services provided in Student Life . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $162.00/term
Student Assistance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7.33
Technology Fee: funds technology infrastructure and equipment
Recreation Center (summer 2006) . . . . . . . . 27.50
for maximum student use. The School matches the student fee
Total . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $192.08
revenues dollar for dollar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $60.00/term
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Recreation Center Fee - Revenues help pay for new
Computer Usage Fees - Revenues assist in providing research
recreation center. Fee passed in student election
computing services. . . . . . . . . . . . . $500.00/term Paid by sponsor
in March 2002. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $55.00/term
Refunds or Advances - These charges are reimbursement requests
for funds advanced to or on behalf of the student. Funds
The following mandatory, waivable fee is charged by the
received replace those advances . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . N/A
Colorado School of Mines to all degree seeking students,
Payments - CSM must repay to the bank any student funds for
regardless of full-time or part-time student status:
which a student becomes ineligible. Funds collected from the
Student Health Insurance - Revenues contribute to a self-insurance
student replace those payments. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . N/A
fund. At publication 2005–2006 rates had not been determined.
Grants and Scholarships (Recalled) When students become
ineligible for grant, loan or scholarship money which they
The following are established fees that are case dependent.
have received, the recall of those funds are reflected . . . . . . . N/A
Late Insurance Waiver Fee - Revenues provide funds for the
Return Check - The amount of a student’s check which has been
administration of the health insurance program . . . . . . . . . $60.00
returned for insufficient funds. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . N/A
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
Field Camp Fee - Revenues support the instructional activities/
services provided during Field session
reimbursed to the Student Receivables Office. The Colorado
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $100.00 - $800.00 depending on Dept
School of Mines does not automatically assess any optional
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
orientation program provided to freshmen and transfer students
NOTE: Room and board charges are established by the
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
2005-2006 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 Stu-
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $2.00/copy
Add/Drop Charge - Revenues offset the cost of processing
dent Life Office at (303) 273-3350.
Add/Drop registration. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $4.00 each
Rates for 2005-2006 (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 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 3,520
Housing Application Fee. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $50.00
Single Room. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 4,170
Damage Deposit, (Housing) (Freshmen housing exempt) -
Revenues are used to repair or replace damaged items/rooms
Double Room as Single . . . . . . . . . . . $ 4,480
in CSM housing units. Mines Pk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $400.00
WeaverTowers
Bike Locker Rental - Revenues go to provide and maintain locker
Double Room . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 3,750
facilities for residence hall student bicycles . . . . . . . . $50.00/sem
Single Room. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 4,360
Residence Hall Room Charge - Revenues support maintenance,
Double Room as Single . . . . . . . . . . . $ 4,740
improvements and residence hall administration
“E” Room, Single. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 4,695
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . See Housing Rates in next section
Meal Plan Charges - Revenues provide meals and maintain cafeteria
Residence Hall Association Fee . . . . $50 included above
equipment for the students on meal plans
Residence Halls at Mines Park (freshmen only)
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . See Meal Plans in next section
Double occupancy room. . . . . . . . . . . $ 3,718
Residence Hall Association Fee - Revenues support social activities
Single occupancy room . . . . . . . . . . . $ 4,367
for the residence hall students. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $50.00/year
Housing and Rental Fees - Rental fees for housing rentals go to
Sigma Nu House . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 3,620
maintain the rental properties, pay utility charges, and maintain
FIJI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 3,962
and improve properties . . . . . . See Housing Rates in next section
Tuition Paid-Out - CSM has advanced tuition to another school.
Alpha Phi Sorority . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 3,742
Charges are reimbursement request for those advances. Only for
Pi Phi Sorority . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 3,742
sponsored students . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Paid by sponsor
Sigma Kappa Sorority . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 3,742
Books/Supplies Fee - Advances made to or on behalf of the student.
Charges are reimbursement only. Only for sponsored students
All Fraternity and Sorority
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Paid by sponsor
Houses—Summer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $50/week
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Resident Meal Plans
If a student wishes to cancel a residence hall reservation,
Marble . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 3,132 (per year)
$25 of the deposit will be refunded if notice of the cancella-
19 meals/week + $50 Munch Money/semester
tion is received in writing by the Residence Life Office on or
Quartz . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 3,132 (per year)
before May 15 of the current year.
15 meals/week + $100 Munch Money/semester
Contracts are issued for the full academic year and no can-
Granite . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $3,132 (per year)
cellation will be accepted after May 15, except for those who
150 meals/semester + $175 Munch Money/semester
decide not to attend CSM. Those contracts separately issued
Topaz (Mines Park Resident Only)
only for entering students second semester may be cancelled
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $3,132 (per year)
no later than December 15. After that date no cancellation will
125 meals/semester + $250 Munch Money/semester
be accepted except for those who decide not to attend CSM.
Field Session (Six weeks)
Payments and Refunds
Double Room . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 330
Single Room . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 575
Payment Information
A student is expected to complete the registration process,
Summer Session (Eight weeks)
including the payment of tuition and fees, room, and board,
Double Room . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 430
before attending class. Students should mail their payment to:
Single Room . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 685
Cashier
Field Sessions and Summer Session Meal Plans
Colorado School of Mines
Gold Card (declining balance). . Any Amount
Golden, CO 80401-1887
Mines Park*
Family Housing
Financial Responsibility
1 Bedroom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 625/month
It is important for students to recognize their financial
2 Bedroom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 720/month
responsibilities when registering for classes at the school. If
3 Bedroom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 880/month
students do not fulfill their financial obligations by published
deadlines:
Apartment Housing
1 Bedroom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 625
✔ Late payment penalties will accrue on any outstanding
2 Bedroom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $844
balance.
3 Bedroom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 1,125
✔ Transcripts will not be issued.
*Tenant pays gas and electricity only
✔ Past due accounts will be turned over to Colorado
**CSM pays water/sewer/public electric. Tenant pays
Central Collection Services in accordance with Colo-
$18.50/month per phone line.
rado law.
✔ Collection costs will be added to a students account.
Residence Hall Application
✔ The student’s delinquency may be reported to national
Information and application for residence hall space are
credit bureaus.
included in the packet offering admission to the student.
Late Payment Penalties
Students desiring accommodations are requested to forward
their inquiries at the earliest possible date.
A penalty will be assessed against a student if payment is
not received in full by the official day of registration. The
The submission of a room application does not in itself
penalty is described in the schedule of courses for each
constitute a residence hall reservation. A residence hall con-
semester. If payment is not completed by the sixth week of
tract will be mailed to the student to be signed by the student
class, the student may be officially withdrawn from classes.
and his or her parents and returned to the Residence Life
Students will be responsible for all collection costs.
Office. Only upon receipt and written acknowledgement of
the residence hall contract by the Residence Life Office will
Encumbrances
the student be assured of a room reservation.
A student will not be permitted to register for future
classes, graduate, or secure an official transcript of his/her
Rooms and roommates are assigned in accordance with
academic record while indebted in any way to CSM. Stu-
student preference insofar as possible, with earlier applica-
dents will be responsible for payment of all reasonable costs
tions receiving priority.
of collection.
Advance Deposits
Refunds
An advance deposit of $50 made payable to Colorado
Refunds for tuition and fees are made according to the
School of Mines must accompany each application received.
following policy:
This deposit will be refunded in full (or in part if there are
charges against the room) when the student leaves the resi-
✔ The amount of tuition and fee assessments is based
dence hall.
primarily on each student’s enrolled courses. In the
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event a student withdraws from a course or courses,
dent so long as such residence is maintained even though cir-
assessments will be adjusted as follows:
cumstances may require extended absences from the state.
✔ If the withdrawal is made prior to the end of the
Qualification for resident tuition requires both (1) proof of
add/drop period for the term of enrollment, as deter-
adoption of the state as a fixed and permanent home, demon-
mined by the Registrar, tuition and fees will be ad-
strating physical presence within the state at the time of such
justed to the new course level without penalty.
adoption, together with the intention of making Colorado the
✔ If the withdrawal from a course or courses is made
true home; and (2) living within the state for 12 consecutive
after the add/drop period, and the student does not
months immediately prior to the first day of classes for any
officially withdraw from school, no adjustment in
given term.
charges will be made.
✔ 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 be
add/drop period, 60 percent reduction in charges.
that of the parents, or if there is a legal guardian of the
✔ Within the next following 7 calendar days, a 40 per-
student, that of such guardian. If the parents are separated
cent reduction in charges.
or divorced and either separated or divorced parent meet the
✔ Within the next following 7 calendar days, a 20 per-
Colorado residency requirements, the minor also will be
cent reduction in charges.
considered a resident. Statutes provide for continued resi-
✔ After that period, no reduction of charges will be made.
dent status, in certain cases, following parents’ moving
PLEASE NOTE: Students receiving federal financial aid
from Colorado. Please check Colorado Revised Statutes
under the Title IV programs or Colorado financial aid pro-
1973, 23-7-103(2)(m)(II) for exact provisions. In a case
grams may have a different refund determined as required by
where a court has appointed a guardian or granted custody,
federal or Colorado law or regulations.
it shall be required that the court certify that the primary
purpose of such appointment was not to qualify the minor
The schedule above applies to the Fall and Spring semes-
for resident tuition status.
ters. The time periods for the Summer sessions - Field and
Summer - will be adjusted in proportion to the reduced num-
Nonresident Students
ber of days in these semesters.
To become a resident of Colorado for tuition classification
under state statutes, a student must be domiciled in Colorado
Room and board refunds are pro-rated to the date of
for one year or more immediately preceding the first day of
checkout from the Residence Hall. Arrangements must be
class for the semester for which such classification is sought.
made with the Housing Office. Student health insurance
A person must be emancipated before domicile can be estab-
charges are not refundable. The insurance remains in effect
lished separate from the domicile of the parents. Emancipa-
for the entire semester.
tion for tuition purposes takes place automatically when a
PLEASE NOTE: Students receiving federal financial aid
person turns 22 years of age or marries.
under the Title IV programs may have a different refund de-
The establishment of domicile for tuition purposes has two
termined as required by federal law or regulations.
inseparable elements: (1) a permanent place of habitation in
Residency Qualifications
Colorado and (2) intent to remain in Colorado with no intent
A student is classified as a resident or nonresident for tu-
to be domiciled elsewhere. The twelve-month waiting period
ition purposes at the time admission is granted. The classifi-
does not begin until both elements exist. Documentation of
cation is based upon information furnished by the student.
the following is part of the petitioning process to document
The student who, due to subsequent events, becomes eligible
physical presence: copies of rental arrangements, rent re-
for resident tuition must make formal application to the Reg-
ceipts, copy of warranty deed if petitioner owns the personal
istrar for a change of status.
residence property and verification of dates of employment.
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 dis-
vehicle registration (as governed by Colorado Statute), voter
ciplinary 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 peculiar
Resident Students
to the individual which tends to establish the necessary intent
A person whose legal residence is permanently established
to make Colorado one’s permanent place of habitation.
in Colorado may continue to be classified as a resident stu-
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Nonresident students wishing to obtain further information
to new students are made on the basis of their high school
on the establishment of residency or to apply for resident
records, SAT or ACT test scores, academic interests, and
status should contact the Registrar’s Office. The “Petition for
extracurricular activities. Continuing students receive schol-
In-State Tuition Classification” is due in the Registrar’s
arships based on their academic performance at CSM, partic-
Office by the first day of classes of the term the student is
ularly in their major field of study, and on financial need.
requesting resident status.
Alumni Association Grants are awarded to students who
Financial Aid and Scholarships
are children of alumni who have been active in the CSM
Undergraduate Student Financial Assistance
Alumni Association for the two years prior to the student’s
The role of the CSM Financial Assistance Program is to
enrollment. The one-year grants carry a value of $1,000. The
enable students to enroll and complete their educations, re-
students may also receive a senior award, based on their aca-
gardless of their financial circumstances. In fulfilling this
demic scholarship, and the availability of funds.
role, the Office of Financial Aid administered over $28
President’s Scholarships are awarded to incoming fresh-
million in total assistance in 2004-2005, including over
men, and typically continue for four years (or eight semes-
$9.3 million in grants and scholarships. Additional infor-
ters) if the student continues to meet the academic
mation may be found at the CSM financial aid web site,
requirements for renewal.
www.finaid.mines.edu.
Engineers’ Day Scholarships are available to Colorado
Applying for Assistance
residents. Based on high school records, an essay, and other
The CSM Application for Admission serves as the appli-
information, a CSM Student Government committee selects
cation for CSM merit-based scholarships for new students
students for these four-year awards.
(the Athletic and Military Science Departments have their
Specially named scholarships are provided by friends of
own application procedures for their scholarships). Continu-
CSM who are interested in assisting qualified students to pre-
ing students may be recommended by their major department
pare for careers in science and engineering related to the en-
for scholarships designated for students from that depart-
ergy industries and high technology. The generosity of the
ment. To apply for need-based CSM, federal and Colorado
following donors is recognized:
assistance, students should complete the Free Application for
Scholarship/Donor
Federal Student Aid.
Adolph Coors Jr. Memorial
Various
After the student’s and family’s financial circumstances
Adolph Coors Foundation Minority Program
are reviewed, a financial aid award is sent to the student.
Adolph Coors Foundation
New students are sent an award letter beginning in late
Alcoa Foundation
Alcoa Foundation
March, and continuing students are notified in early May.
Robert L. Allardyce Endowment
Robert L. Allardyce
Types of Financial Assistance
Amoco CEPR
Amoco Foundation
Need-based assistance will typically include grants, part-
Amoco Foundation Fund
Amoco Foundation
time employment, and student loans. Grants are provided by
The S.E. Anderson ’32 Fund
S.E. Anderson
CSM, by the State of Colorado (Colorado State Grants), and
Frank & Peter Andrews Endowed
Estate of P.T. Andrews
by the federal government (Pell Grants and Supplemental
George & Marjorie Ansell Endowed
Dr & Mrs. Ansell
Educational Opportunity Grants).
ARCO Foundation
ARCO Foundation
ARCO Minority Scholarship
ARCO
Work Study funds also come from CSM, Colorado and
ARCS Foundation
ARCS Foundation
the federal government. Students work between 8 and 10
Benjamin Arkin Memorial
Harry and Betty Arkin
hours a week, and typically earn between $500 to $1,500 to
Timothy Ashe & Blair Burwell Endowed
Various
help pay for books, travel, and other personal expenses.
R.C. Baker Foundation
R.C. Baker Foundation
Student Loans may be offered from two federal programs:
Barlow & Haun Endowed
Barlow & Haun
the Perkins Student Loan, or the Stafford Student Loan.
Paul Bartunek Memorial
Estate of Paul Bartunek/Various
Supplemental student loans may also be offered through
C.W. Barry Endowed
Various
private bank loan programs.
Boettcher Foundation
Boettcher Foundation
David S. Bolin Endowed
Various
The Alumni Association of CSM administers a loan pro-
BP Exploration Inc.
BP Exploration
gram designed to assist juniors and seniors who have ex-
Quenton L. Brewer Memorial Endowed
Quenton Brewer
hausted their other sources of funds. These are short term
David C. Brown Fund
David C. and Yukiko Brown
loans which require repayment within three years after grad-
Dean Burger Memorial Fund
Ben L. Fryrear
uation, and have been made available through the contribu-
Bruce Carlson Mining Fund
Various
tions of CSM alumni.
Michael E. Carr Endowed
Michael Carr
Merit-based assistance is offered to recognize students
Lynll Champion Endowed
Charles Champion
who have special talents or achievements. Academic awards
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Celcius Scholarship
Celcius
Linn Scholarship
Linn Family
Chevron Corp. USA
Chevron
Frank Lindeman Jr. Memorial
Various
Faculty/CR
Various
George & Susan Lindsay
Susan Lindsay Trust
Norman J. Christie Canadian Endowed
Various
John P. Lockridge Fund
John P. Lockridge
Ted Christiansen Fund
Ted Christiansen
Paul Cyrus Mann Memorial
Various
Melvin F. Coolbaugh Award
Class ’33 Alumni
Marathon Oil Company
Marathon Oil
Class of 39 Endowed Athletic
Class of ’39/Various
B.E. Mares Trust Undergrad Scholarship in Petroleum
Class of 1942 Memorial
Various
Engineering
B.E. Mares
Class of 1952 Endowed
Class of ’52/Various
Barbara Jean Martinez Memorial
Martinez Family/Various
Collester Endowed Fund
Stewart M. Collester
Math Undergraduate
arious
Malcom E. Collier Endowed
Malcom Collier, Jr.
Vernon L. Mattson Fund
Alience M. Mattson
Coulter Foundation Undergraduate
V.V. Coulter Foundation
Maxwell L. McCormick Memorial
Maxwell McCormick
Cyprus Minerals Company
Cyprus
Joseph McNeil Memorial
Harry L. McNeill
Chester Davis Chemistry
Chester Davis
Thomas Mead Endowed
William Mead
Lawrence S. DeMarco Memorial
Various
Donald & Barbara Miller
Donald & Barbara Miller
Denver Gem & Mineral Guild
Denver Gem & Mineral
Minerals Industry Education Foundation Endowed
Denver Geophysical Society
Denver Geophysical Society
Minerals Inc. Education Foundation
Kuno Doerr, Jr. Memorial
Q.M. Fitzgerald
Faculty Mining Fund
Various
Tenney Cook DeSollar
Estate of Edythe Desollar
Minorco (USA) Scholarship
Minorco
Philip F. Dickson Memorial
Family of P F. Dickson
Mobil Oil Corp
Mobil Oil
Brian & Elizabeth Downward Memorial
Various
Rex Monahan Scholarship in Geology
Rex Monahan
Edna Dumke Memorial
Various
John Moore Endowed Scholarship
Florence Moore
Faculty, Division of Engineering
Various
James D. & Lois H. Mulryan Endowed
Exxon Coal & Mineral Co.
Exxon
James & Lois Mulryan
FMC Gold Student Support
FMC Foundation
Earl H. Murchison Memorial
Irene Murchison
Charles F. Fogarty Fund
Mrs. Charles F. Fogarty
Newmont Mining Corporation
Newmont Mining
Foundry Educational Foundation
Duane T. Nutter Estate
Bequest
Foundry Educational Foundation
Oryx Energy Company
Oryx
Frank C. Frischknecht Geophysics Fund
John W. Page Foundation
J.W. Page Foundation
Dr. Jaqueline Frischknecht
Ben Parker & James Boyd Student Development
Maxwell E. Gardner Memorial
Various
Dr. & Mrs. James Boyd
Garg Endowed Fund
Arvind & Om Garg
Russell Barnett Paul Memorial
Lee Paul
Faculty/Geochemistry
Various
Pennzoil Student Financial Aid
Pennzoil
Faculty/Geology
Various
Franklin H. Persse Scholarship
Franklin H. Persse
Robert L. Gibson Endowed
Estate of R.L. Gibson
Phelps Dodge NASP
Phelps Dodge
Gulf Oil Foundation
Gulf Oil Foundation
John S. Phillips Memorial Fund/Geology
D.R. Phillips
Margaret & Al Harding Fund
Mr. & Mrs. Harding
Phillips Petroleum Co.
Phillips Petroleum
Charles J. Hares Memorial
Various
Robert G. Piper/Wisconsin Centrifugal Endowed Fund
George Robert & Robert Michael Harris
Robert Harris
Wisconsin Centrifugal
Scott W. Hazen Endowed Financial Aid
Paula S. Pustmueller
Various
Scott & Dorothy Hazen
Ben M. Rastall
Ben Rastall
H.H. Harris Foundation
H.H. Harris Foundation
Runners of the Rockies
Runners of the Rockies
Hill Foundation
Hill Foundation
Rocky Mtn. Coal Mining Institute
Rocky Mtn Coal Institute
Robert E. Hochscheid Memorial
Various
Rocky Mountain Chapter ASM
ASM
Edward C. Horne
Mr. Horne
Rowlinson Endowed
Norman Rowlinson
Charles Horvath Endowed
C. Horvath Estate
Robert Sayre Endowed
Robert Sayre
David C. Johnston Memorial
Geo R. Brown
Schlechten Fund
Daniel Delaney
Kaiser Aluminum Fund
Kaiser Aluminum
Schlumberger Collegiate Award
Schlumberger Foundation.
Wm. Keck Foundation
Wm. Keck Foundation
Viola Seaver Memorial
V. Seaver Estate
John V. Kline Memorial
Estate of John Kline/Various
Shell Foundation Incentive Fund
Shell
James A. Kohm Memorial
F. A. Kohm
Robert Shipley Memorial
Ulsinternl Inc
Richard & Marie Kuehl Scholarship
Richard & Marie Kuehl
SME-AIME Coal Division Fund
SME-AIME
Francis J. & Mary Labriola Endowed
Mr. & Mrs. Labriola
Sonnenfeld PHD
Amoco
Parker Liddell Memorial
Estate of Parker Liddell
Eugene M. Staritzky Fund
Anna S. Stern
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Ted P. Stockmar Fund
Holme Roberts Owen
tigate such scholarships. The Financial Aid Office reserves
Stoddard Endowed Memorial
Edna L. Stoddard
the right, unless otherwise instructed by the student, to release
Jeanne Storrer & R. Charles Earlougher Endowed
the student’s information to scholarship providers for the pur-
Charles Earlougher
pose of assisting students in obtaining scholarships.
Ruth and Vernon Taylor Foundation
R & V Taylor
Financial Aid Policies
J. & M. Thompson Endowed Undergraduate – Mining
J. & M. Thompson
General
Robert E. Thurmond
Robert Thurmond
CSM students requesting or receiving financial assistance
H. Trueblood Foundation Geology
sponsored by the U.S. Government, the State of Colorado, or
Harry Trueblood Foundation
the Colorado School of Mines are required to report to the
Union Pacific Corporation
Union Pacific Corporation
CSM Financial Aid Office all financial assistance offered or
Union Pacific Foundation
Union Pacific
received from all sources including CSM immediately upon
Unocal Corp. Academic
Union Oil
receipt or notification of such assistance. For the purpose of
C. Richard Wagner Memorial Endowed
Evelyn Wagner
this paragraph, “financial assistance” shall include, but not be
Bill and Grace Waldschmidt
Various
limited to, grants, scholarships, fellowships, or loans funded
Michael Colin Watts Fund
Kiwanis /Monta Vista
by public or private sources, as well as all income not consid-
G.C. Weaver
G.C. Weaver
ered taxable income by the Internal Revenue Service. Upon
Frederick L. (Fritz) and Virginia Weigand Scholarship Fund
receipt of this information, CSM shall evaluate, and may ad-
Frederick Weigand
just any financial assistance provided to the student from
Loren Weimer Memorial
Bob & Ruth Weimer
CSM, Colorado, or federal funds. No student shall receive
Frank & Mary Weiszmann
F. & M. Weiszmann
financial assistance from CSM if such student’s total assis-
Anna Lee White Endowed
Mrs. Anna Lee White
tance from all sources exceeds the total cost of the student’s
Charles H. Wickman Memorial
Charles Wickman
education at CSM. For the purpose of this paragraph, the
John H. & Harriette Wilson Student Aid-Endowed
“total cost of education” shall be defined to include the cost
Mr. & Mrs. John Wilson
of tuition, fees, books, room and board, necessary travel, and
Jerome Yopps Memorial
Various
reasonable personal expenses.
Athletic scholarships may be awarded to promising student-
Funds for the Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental
athletes in seventeen men’s and women’s sports. The
Educational Opportunity Grant, Federal College Work-Study
scholarships are renewable for up to three years, based on
Program, Federal Perkins Loan, Federal Stafford Loan, and
the recommendation of the Athletics Department.
Federal Parent Loan for Undergraduate Students are pro-
vided in whole or part by appropriations of the United States
Army ROTC scholarships are available from CSM and the
Congress. The Colorado General Assembly provides funds
U.S. Army for outstanding young men and women who
for the Colorado Grant, Colorado Leveraging Educational
are interested in a military career. The one, two, three, and
Assistance Program, Colorado Merit Scholarship, Colorado
four-year scholarships can provide up to full tuition and
Athletic Scholarship, and Colorado Work-Study programs.
fees, a book allowance, and a monthly stipend for personal
These programs are all subject to renewed funding each year.
expenses. The CSM Military Science Department assists
students in applying for these scholarships.
Satisfactory Academic Progress
CSM students receiving scholarships must make satisfac-
U.S. Navy Scholarships through the Civil Engineering Pro-
tory academic progress as specified in the rules and regula-
gram, Nuclear Power Officer Program, and Baccalaureate
tions for each individual scholarship.
Degree Completion Program are also available to CSM
students. The local Navy Recruiting District Office pro-
Students receiving assistance from federal, Colorado or
vides information about these scholarships.
need-based CSM funds must make satisfactory academic
progress toward their degree. Satisfactory progress is defined
U.S. Air Force ROTC Scholarships are available from
as successfully completing a minimum of 12 credits each se-
CSM and the U.S. Air Force. The three and four year
mester with a minimum 2.000 grade average. Students who
scholarships can provide up to full tuition, fees, a book
register part-time must successfully complete all of the
allowance, and a stipend. Further information is available
credits for which they register with a minimum 2.000 grade
through the Department of Aerospace Studies at the Uni-
average. If students are deficient in either the credit hour or
versity of Colorado Boulder (the official home base for the
grade average measure, they will receive a one semester pro-
CSM detachment).
bationary period during which they must return to satisfac-
In addition to scholarships through CSM, many students
tory standing by completing at least 12 credits with a
receive scholarships from their hometown civic, religious or
minimum 2.000 grade average. If this is not done, their eligi-
other organizations. All students are urged to contact organi-
bility will be terminated until such time as they return to sat-
zations with which they or their parents are affiliated to inves-
isfactory standing. In addition, if students totally withdraw
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from CSM, or receive grades of F in all of their courses, their
Refunds
future financial aid eligibility will be terminated. Students re-
If students completely withdraw from all of their classes
ceiving all F’s for a semester will have their financial assis-
during a semester, they may be eligible for a refund (a reduc-
tance retroactively terminated unless they can prove class
tion in tuition and fees, and room or board if they live on
attendance. Financial aid eligibility termination may be ap-
campus, and a return of funds to the financial aid programs
pealed to the Director of Financial Aid on the basis of exten-
from which the student is receiving assistance). If a student is
uating or special circumstances having negatively affected
receiving federal or Colorado assistance, there will be no re-
the student’s academic performance.
fund given after the date on which students have completed
Study Abroad
at least 60% of the semester. The refund will be calculated as
Students who will be studying abroad through a program
required by Federal law or regulation, or by the method de-
sponsored by CSM may apply for all forms of financial assis-
scribed in the section on “Payments and Refunds,” using the
tance as if they were registered for and attending classes at
method that will provide the largest reduction in charges for
CSM. Financial assistance will be based on the student’s ac-
the student. For the purposes of this policy, the official with-
tual expenses for the program of study abroad.
drawal date is the date as specified on the withdrawal form
by the student. If the student withdraws unofficially by leav-
For additional information about Study Abroad oppor-
ing campus without completing the check-out procedure, the
tunities, contact the Office of International Programs,
official withdrawal date will be the last date on which the
Stratton 109; (303) 384-2121.
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 men
The Mines Park apartment complex is located west of the
and women. The traditional style includes Bradford, Randall,
6th Avenue and 19th Street intersection on 55 acres owned
Morgan, and Thomas Halls with primarily double bedrooms
by CSM. The first phase of Mines Park (112 units) was com-
and a bathroom on each floor. There are a limited number of
pleted in 1998 and the second phase (160 units) will be fin-
single rooms available. Weaver Towers features seven or
ished for fall semester 2004. The complex houses some
eight person suites with each suite containing both single and
freshmen, upper class students, and families. Residents must
double bedrooms, a living/study room and two bathrooms.
be full-time students.
Each Residence Hall complex houses mailboxes, lounge
Units are complete with refrigerators, stoves, dishwashers,
areas, TV room, and coin operated washers and dryers. Each
cable television and campus phone lines and T-1 connections
occupant has a wardrobe or closet, storage drawers, mirror, a
to the campus network system. There are two community
study desk and chair, and a wall bookshelf. All rooms are
centers which contain laundry facilities, recreational/study
equipped with data connections, cable TV (basic) service, a
space, and a convenience store.
phone (campus, with optional voice mail), and upgraded
electrical systems. The student is responsible for damage to
Rates are as follows:
the room or furnishings. Colorado School of Mines assumes
Mines Park Family Housing
no responsibility for loss or theft of personal belongings. Liv-
1 bedroom
$625/mo
ing in the CSM Residence Halls is convenient, comfortable,
2 bedroom
$720/mo
and provides the best opportunity for students to take advan-
3 bedroom
$880/mo
tage 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 Fri-
the Student Life office in the Ben Parker Student Center,
day, lunch and dinner on Saturday and brunch and dinner on
Room 218.
Sunday. Students not living in a residence hall may purchase
any one of several meal plans which best meets their individ-
Fraternities, Sororities
ual needs. No meals are served during breaks (Thanksgiving,
A student who is a member of one of the national Greek
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 $375 to $425 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
Undergraduate Bulletin
2. An applicant should rank in the upper one-third of their
It is the responsibility of the student to become informed
graduating class. Consideration will be given to appli-
and to observe all regulations and procedures required by the
cants below this level on evidence of strong motivation,
program the student is pursuing. Ignorance of a rule does not
superior test scores, and recommendation from principal
constitute a basis for waiving that rule. The Undergraduate
or counselor.
Bulletin current when a student first enrolls gives the aca-
3. The following 16 units of secondary school work must be
demic requirements the student must meet to graduate. How-
completed upon graduation from high school:
ever, a student can change to the requirements in a later
Algebra . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
catalog published while the student is enrolled as an under-
Geometry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
graduate. Changes to administrative policies and procedures
Advanced Mathematics (including Trigonometry) . . . . . . 1
become effective for all students as soon as the campus com-
English . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
munity is notified of the changes. The Undergraduate Bul-
History or Social Studies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
letin is available to students in both print and electronic
Academic Elective. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
forms. Print bulletins are updated annually. Electronic ver-
Laboratory Science . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
sions of the Undergraduate Bulletin may be updated more
frequently to reflect changes approved by, and communicated
One unit of laboratory science must be either chemistry or
to, the campus community. As such, students are encouraged
physics. The second and third units may be chemistry,
to refer to the most recently available electronic version of
physics, zoology, botany, geology, etc. with laboratory.
the Undergraduate Bulletin. This version is available at the
Both physics and chemistry are recommended for two of
CSM website. The electronic version of the Undergraduate
the three required units. General Science is not acceptable
Bulletin is considered the official version of this document.
as a science unit, however it is acceptable as an academic
In case of disagreement between the electronic and print ver-
elective unit.
sions, the electronic version will take precedence.
4. The 3 units of academic electives (social studies, mathe-
Admission Requirements
matics, English, science, or foreign language) must be ac-
ceptable to the applicant’s high school to meet graduation
Colorado School of Mines admits students who have
requirements. For applicants submitting GED Equivalency
demonstrated the ability to do classroom and laboratory work
Diplomas, these units may be completed by the GED test.
and profit from our programs. The decision to admit a stu-
dent is based on his or her ability to earn a degree at CSM.
5. Applicants from the United States and Canada are required
Criteria considered in evaluating students include (1) pattern
to submit the scores of either the Scholastic Aptitude Test
of course work in high school or college, (2) grades earned in
(SAT) of the College Entrance Examination Board or the
those courses, (3) rank in class, (4) ACT or SAT test scores,
American College Test (ACT) battery. Applications for
and (5) other available test scores. No single criterion for ad-
either the SAT or ACT may be obtained from the high
mission is used; however, the most important factor is the
school counselors, or by writing to Educational Testing
academic record in high school or college.
Service, P.O. Box 592, Princeton, NJ 08541 for the SAT;
or to the American College Testing Program, P.O. Box
The admission requirements below are minimum require-
168, Iowa City, IA 52243 for the ACT. You may also
ments which may change after a catalog has been printed.
register online at www.collegeboard.com (SAT) and
The Board of Trustees, CSM’s governing board, reserves the
www.act.org (ACT).
right to deviate from published admission requirements. In
such cases, changes in admission policy would be widely
Transfer Students
publicized.
An applicant to CSM is considered to be a transfer student
if he or she has enrolled in coursework at another college
Freshmen
after graduating from high school. The minimum admissions
The minimum admission requirements for all high school
requirements for all transfer students are as follows:
graduates who have not attended a college or university are
as follows:
1. Students transferring from another college or university
must have completed the same high school course require-
1. An applicant must be a graduate of an accredited high
ments as entering freshmen. A transcript of the applicant’s
school.
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high school record is required. ACT or SAT test scores are
3. If a TOEFL exam score indicates that the applicant will be
not required if the student has completed a minimum of 30
handicapped academically, as a condition for admission
credit hours of college credit.
the applicant may be required to enroll in the INTERLINK
2. Applicants must present official college transcripts from
Language program until the required proficiency is
all colleges attended. Applicants should have an overall
achieved. The INTERLINK Language program offers in-
2.75 (C+) grade point average or better. Students present-
tensive English language instruction and skills develop-
ing a lower GPA will be given careful consideration and
ment for academic success. See the detailed description of
acted on individually.
INTERLINK in Section 8 of this Bulletin.
3. An applicant who cannot re-enroll at the institution from
Nondegree Students
which he or she wishes to transfer because of scholastic
A nondegree student is one who has not applied to pursue
record or other reason will be evaluated on a case-by-case
a degree program at CSM but wishes to take courses regu-
basis.
larly offered on campus. Such students may take any course
for which they have the prerequisites as listed in the CSM
4. Completed or “in progress” college courses - which meet
Bulletin or have the permission of the instructor. Transcripts
CSM graduation requirements - are eligible for transfer
or evidence of the prerequisites are required. An applicant for
credit if the grade earned is a “C” or better.
admission to the undergraduate school who does not meet
Former Students
admission requirements may not fulfill deficiencies through
The minimum admission requirements for those students
this means. Exception to this rule can be made only by the
who have previously attended CSM are as follows:
Director of Enrollment Management. A maximum of 12
1. Any student who has attended another college or univer-
hours of nondegree credit from Colorado School of Mines
sity since last enrolling at CSM must apply for admission
may be transferred to an undergraduate degree program.
as a transfer student.
Admission Procedures
2. Any student who did not complete the semester immedi-
All Applicants
ately preceding the beginning of the period for which he or
Documents received by CSM in connection with appli-
she wishes to enroll must be re-admitted to CSM by the
cations for admission or transfer of credit will not be dupli-
Admissions Office.
cated, returned to the applicant, or forwarded to any agency
3. A former student, returning after a period of suspension,
or any other institution.
must apply for admission to the Admissions Office and
A $45.00 non-refundable application fee is required from
must furnish an approval for such re-enrollment from the
all applicants.
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
The minimum admission requirements for those students
budgeted number of students has been met.
who are not citizens of the United States or Canada are as
High School Graduates
follows:
Colorado high school applicants should obtain applications
1. Students from outside the United States and Canada must
from their high school counselor or principal or write the
meet the specified unit requirements in secondary educa-
Admissions Office. Out-of-state applicants should write the
tion for entering freshmen, or for students entering after
Admissions Office, Colorado School of Mines, 1600 Maple
having completed some college education. Students from
Street, Golden, CO 80401, for application forms. Applicants
countries using the English system of examinations must
can apply online at www.mines.edu.
have earned First Class or First Division rank on their
A student may apply for admission any time after com-
most 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
or ACT test scores. In some cases, the grades or marks re-
world, may be obtained from the College Entrance
ceived in courses taken during the first half of the senior year
Examination Board, P.O. Box 592, Princeton, NJ 08541,
may be required. Applicants who meet freshman admission
U.S.A. Or online at www.toefl.org.
requirements are admitted subject to completion of all en-
trance requirements and high school graduation.
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Transfer Students
Declaration of Option (Major)
Guaranteed Transfer
The curriculum during the first two semesters at CSM is
Colorado School of Mines is a signatory to the Colorado
the same for everyone; therefore, students are not required to
Statewide Engineering Articulation Agreement, which can be
choose a major before the end of the freshman year. All stu-
viewed at www.mines.edu/admiss/ugrad/. Beginning with ad-
dents must have declared a major by the beginning of the
missions in 2003–2004, this agreement determines transfer-
junior year.
ability of coursework for engineering students in the state of
Medical Record
Colorado. All students transferring into CSM under the terms
A health history prepared by the student, a medical exami-
of the statewide agreement are strongly encouraged to be ad-
nation performed by the student’s physician and an updated
vised by the CSM Admissions Office on their planned course
immunization record completed by the student and the physi-
of study. Credits earned more than 10 years previously will
cian, nurse or health authority comprise the medical record.
not transfer.
A medical record is required for full time students entering
Transfer by Review
CSM for the first time, or following an absence of more than
Undergraduate students at another college or university
12 calendar months.
who wish to transfer to CSM should request an application
The medical record will be sent to the student after ac-
for admission from the Admissions Office or apply online at
ceptance for admission. The medical record must be updated
www.mines.edu.
and completed and then returned to the Student Health Cen-
A transfer student should apply for admission at the begin-
ter before permission to enroll is granted. Proof of immunity
ning of the final quarter or semester of attendance at his or
consists of an official Certificate of Immunization signed by
her present college. The application will be evaluated upon
a physician, nurse, or public health official which documents
receipt of the completed application form, high school tran-
measles, mumps and rubella immunity. The Certificate must
script, transcripts from each university or college attended,
specify the type of vaccine and the dates (month, day, year)
and a list of courses in progress. The Admissions Office will
of administration or written evidence of laboratory tests
then notify the student of his or her admission status. Admis-
showing immunity to measles, mumps and rubella.
sion is subject to satisfactory completion of current courses
The completed medical record is confidential and will be
in progress and submission of a final transcript.
kept in the Student Health Center. The record will not be re-
Advanced Placement and International
leased unless the student signs a written release.
Baccalaureate
Veterans
Course work completed for select subjects under the Ad-
Colorado School of Mines is approved by the Colorado
vanced Placement Program in a high school may be accepted
State Approving Agency for Veteran Benefits under chapters
for college credit provided that the Advanced Placement Pro-
30, 31, 32, 35, and 1606. Undergraduates must register for
gram Test grade is either 5 (highest honors) or 4 (honors).
and maintain 12 credit hours, and graduate students must
For a score of three (creditable) on the test, credit may or
register for and maintain 10 credit hours of graduate work in
may not be given subject to a study of the A.P. test and re-
any semester to be certified as a full- time student for full-
lated materials, placement test data, high school record, and
time benefits. Any hours taken under the full-time category
other test scores available. No credit will be given if the test
will decrease the benefits to 3/4 time, 1/2 time, or tuition
grade is 2 (pass) or 1 (fail).
payment only.
In special cases, advanced placement may be granted for
All changes in hours, addresses, marital status, or depend-
course work not completed under the College Entrance
ents are to be reported to the Veterans Certifying Officer as
Examination Board Program. Students wishing such credit
soon as possible so that overpayment or under payment may
may demonstrate competence by writing the Advanced Place-
be avoided. Veterans must see the Veteran’s Certifying Offi-
ment Examination on the subject. Information can be secured
cer each semester to be certified for any benefits for which
from the College Entrance Examination Board, P.O. Box 592,
they may be eligible. In order for veterans to continue to re-
Princeton, NJ 08541. More information on which subjects are
ceive benefits, they must make satisfactory progress as de-
accepted can be found on the web at www.mines.edu
fined by Colorado School of Mines.
Course work completed for select subjects under the Inter-
Academic Regulations
national Baccalaureate Program in high school may be ac-
cepted for college credit provided that the International
Deficiencies
Baccalaureate Program Exam grade is a 5, 6, or 7 on selected
The curricula at Colorado School of Mines have been es-
standard and higher level exams. In some cases, departmental
pecially designed so that the course work flows naturally
approval is required before credit is granted. More informa-
from course to course and year to year. Thus, it is important
tion on which subjects are accepted can be found on the web
that deficiencies in lower numbered courses be scheduled in
at www.mines.edu
preference to more advanced work.
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Prerequisites
Course Withdrawals, Additions and Drops
It is the responsibility of each student to make certain that
Courses may be added or dropped without fee or penalty
the proper prerequisites for all courses have been met. Regis-
during the first 11 school days of a regular academic term
tration in a course without the necessary prerequisite may re-
(first 4 school days of a 6-week field course or the first 6
sult in dismissal from the class or a grade of F (Failed) in the
school days of the 8-week summer term).
course.
Continuing students may withdraw from any course after
Remediation
the eleventh day of classes through the tenth week for any
The Colorado Commission on Higher Education specifies
reason with a grade of W. After the tenth week, no with-
a remedial programs policy in which any first-time freshmen
drawals are permitted except in cases of withdrawal from
admitted to public institutions of higher education in Colo-
school or for extenuating circumstances under the auspices of
rado with ACT (or equivalent) scores of less than 18 in read-
the Office of Academic Affairs and through the Office of the
ing or English, or less than 19 in mathematics, are required
Registrar. A grade of F will be given in courses which are
to participate in remedial studies. At the Colorado School of
withdrawn from after the deadline without approval.
Mines, these remedial studies will be conducted through re-
Freshmen in their first and second semesters and transfer
quired tutoring in Nature and Human Values for reading and
students in their first semester are permitted to withdraw
writing, and Calculus for Scientists and Engineers I for
from courses with no grade penalty through the Friday prior
mathematics, and the consequent achievement of a grade of
to the last week of classes.
C or better.
All adds/drops are initiated in the Registrar’s Office. To
Transfer Credit
withdraw from a course (with a “W”) a student must obtain
New Transfer Students
the appropriate form from the Registrar’s office, have it ini-
Upon matriculation, a transfer student will receive the
tialed by the instructor and signed by the student’s advisor/
prescribed academic credit for courses taken at another
mentor to indicate acknowledgment of the student’s action,
institution if these courses are listed in a current articulation
and return it to the Registrar’s Office by close of business on
agreement and transfer guide between CSM and that institu-
the last day that a withdrawal is authorized. Acknowledg-
tion. Credits earned more than 10 years in advance of admis-
ment (by initials) by the division/department is required in
sion will not transfer. When an articulation agreement does
only 2 cases: 1. when a course is added after the 11th day
not exist with another institution, the transfer student may re-
of the semester and 2. when the Registrar has approved, for
ceive credit for a course taken at another institution, subject
extenuating circumstances, a withdrawal after the last date
to review by the appropriate CSM department head or desig-
specified (a “late withdrawal”). Approval of a late with-
nate to ensure course equivalency.
drawal can be given by the Registrar acting on behalf of the
Continuing Students
Office of Academic Affairs in accordance with CSM’s refund
Students who are currently enrolled at CSM may transfer
policy, and in compliance with federal regulations.
credit in required courses only in extenuating circumstances,
A $4.00 fee will be charged for any change in class sched-
upon the advance approval of the Registrar, the department
ule after the first 11 days of class, except in cases beyond the
head of the appropriate course, and the department head of
student’s control or withdrawal from school. All adds/drops
the student’s option. Upon return, credit will be received sub-
are initiated in the Registrar’s Office.
ject to review by the appropriate department head. Forms for
Independent Study
this purpose are available in the Registrar’s Office, and the
For each semester credit hour awarded for independent
process is reviewed periodically by the Office of the Execu-
study a student is expected to invest approximately 25 hours
tive Vice President for Academic Affairs (EVPAA).
of effort in the educational activity involved. To register for
Returning Students
independent study, a student should get from the Registrar’s
Students who have matriculated at CSM, withdrawn, ap-
Office the form provided for that purpose, have it completed
plied for readmission and wish to transfer in credit taken at
by the instructor involved and the appropriate department/
an institution while they were absent from CSM, must obtain
division head, and return it to the Registrar’s Office.
approval, upon return, of the department head of the appro-
Absenteeism
priate course, the department head of the student’s option,
Class attendance is required of all undergraduates unless
and the Registrar.
the student is representing the School in an authorized activ-
In all cases, requests for transfer credit are initiated in the
ity, in which case the student will be allowed to make up any
Admissions Office and processed by the Registrar.
work missed. Students who miss academic work (including
but not limited to exams, homework, labs) while participat-
ing in school sponsored activities must either be given the
opportunity to make up this work in a reasonable period of
time or be excused from such work. It is the responsibility of
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the student to initiate arrangements for such work. Proof of
Incomplete Grade
illness may be required before makeup of missed work is
If a student, because of illness or other reasonable excuse,
permitted. Excessive absence may result in a failing grade in
fails to complete a course, a grade of INC (Incomplete) is
the course. Determination of excessive absence is a depart-
given. The grade INC indicates deficiency in quantity of
mental prerogative.
work and is temporary.
The Office of the Dean of Students, if properly informed,
A GRADE OF INC MUST BE REMOVED NOT
will send a notice of excused absence of three days or more
LATER THAN THE FIRST FOUR WEEKS OF THE
to faculty members for (1) an absence because of illness or
FIRST SEMESTER OF ATTENDANCE FOLLOWING
injury for which documentation will be required; (2) an
THAT IN WHICH IT WAS RECEIVED. Upon failure to
absence because of a death in the immediate family, i.e., a
remove an INC within the time specified, it shall be changed
spouse, child, parent, grandparent, or sibling. For excused
to an F (failed) by the Registrar.
absences students must be provided the opportunity to make
Progress Grade
up all missed work.
The progress grade (PRG), carrying no point value, is used
Withdrawal from School
primarily for multi-semester courses, such as thesis or certain
A student may officially withdraw from CSM by process-
special project courses which are spread over two terms. The
ing a Withdrawal from School form available in the Student
progress grade will be awarded in MACS111, MACS112,
Development Office. Completion of the form through the
and PHGN100 to students completing the course for the
Student Development Office prior to the last day of sched-
FIRST time who would otherwise have received a grade of
uled classes for that term will result in W’s being assigned to
“D” (an enrollment with a grade of “W” is not considered a
courses in progress. Failure to officially withdraw will result
completion). Subsequent to receiving a grade of “PRG,” a
in the grades of courses in progress being recorded as F’s.
student must receive a grade of “D” or higher to move on to
Leaving school without having paid tuition and fees will re-
the next course in a sequence.
sult in a hold being placed against the transcript. Either of
Forgiveness of “F” Grade
these actions would make future enrollment at CSM or an-
When a student completing MACS111 or MACS112 or
other college more difficult.
PHGN100 for the FIRST time receives an “F” in the course but
Grades
subsequently receives a grade of “D” or higher in that course,
When a student registers in a course, one of the following
the “F” received for the first completion will be changed to a
grades will appear on his academic record, except that if a
“W”. If the student receives a “PRG” grade (see above), an “F”
student registered as NC fails to satisfy all conditions, no
in any subsequent semester will not be forgiven.
record of this registration in the course will be made. The
The table below outlines different scenarios associated with
assignment of the grade symbol is based on the level of per-
this policy. A “W” is not considered a completion and will not
formance, and represents the extent of the student’s demon-
affect the actions below, regardless of when a “W” is received.
strated mastery of the material listed in the course outline and
NC Grade
achievement of the stated course objectives.
A student may for special reasons, with the instructor’s
A
Excellent
permission, register in a course on the basis of NC (Not for
B
Good
Credit). To have the grade NC appear on his/her transcript,
CSatisfactory
the student must enroll at registration time as a NC student in
D
Poor (lowest passing)
the course and comply with all conditions stipulated by the
F
Failed
course instructor, except that if a student registered as NC
S
Satisfactory, C or better, used at mid-term
fails to satisfy all conditions, no record of this registration in
U
Unsatisfactory, below C, used at mid-term
the course will be made.
WI
Involuntarily Withdrawn
W
Withdrew, No Penalty
1st Completion
2nd Completion
3rd Completion
Action Taken
T
Transfer Credit
No grades are changed;
PRG In Progress
PRG
D or better

student can move on
PRU In Progress Unsatisfactory
INCIncomplete
No grades are changed;
PRG
F
D or better
NCNot for C
redit
student can move on
Z
Grade not yet submitted
F is changed to a W;
F
D or better

M
Thesis Completed
student can move on
First F is changed to a W;
F
F
D or better
student can move on
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Grade Appeal Process
of the Faculty Senate no later than 25 business days after
CSM faculty have the responsibility, and sole authority
the start of the semester immediately following the semes-
for, assigning grades. As instructors, this responsibility in-
ter in which the contested grade was received. The Presi-
cludes clearly stating the instructional objectives of a course,
dent of the Faculty Senate will forward the student’s
defining how grades will be assigned in a way that is consis-
appeal and supporting documents to the Faculty Affairs
tent with these objectives, and then assigning grades. It is the
Committee, and the course instructor’s Department
student’s responsibility to understand the grading criteria and
Head/Division Director.
then maintain the standards of academic performance estab-
4. The Faculty Affairs Committee will request a response to
lished for each course in which he or she is enrolled.
the appeal from the instructor. On the basis of its review of
If a student believes he or she has been unfairly graded,
the student’s appeal, the instructor’s response, and any other
the student may appeal this decision first to the instructor of
information deemed pertinent to the grade appeal, the Fac-
the course, and if the appeal is denied, to the Faculty Affairs
ulty Affairs Committee will determine whether the grade
Committee of the Faculty Senate. The Faculty Affairs Com-
should be revised. The decision rendered will be either:
mittee is the faculty body authorized to review and modify
1) the original grading decision is upheld, or 2) sufficient
course grades, in appropriate circumstances. Any decision
evidence exists to indicate a grade has been assigned un-
made by the Faculty Affairs Committee is final. In evaluating
fairly. In this latter case, the Faculty Affairs Committee will
a grade appeal, the Faculty Affairs Committee will place the
assign the student a new grade for the course. The Commit-
burden of proof on the student. For a grade to be revised by
tee’s decision is final. The Committee’s written decision and
the Faculty Affairs Committee, the student must demonstrate
supporting documentation will be delivered to the President
that the grading decision was unfair by documenting that one
of the Faculty Senate, the office of the EVPAA, the student,
or more of the following conditions applied:
the instructor, and the instructor’s Department Head/Division
Director no later than 15 business days following the Senate’s
1. The grading decision was based on something other than
receipt of the grade appeal.
course performance, unless the grade was a result of
penalty for academic dishonesty.
The schedule, but not the process, outlined above may be
modified upon mutual agreement of the student, the course
2. The grading decision was based on standards that were un-
instructor, and the Faculty Affairs Committee
reasonably different from those applied to other students in
the same section of that course.
Quality Hours and Quality Points
3. The grading decision was based on standards that differed
For graduation a student must successfully complete a cer-
substantially and unreasonably from those previously
tain number of required semester hours and must maintain
articulated by the instructor.
grades at a satisfactory level. The system for expressing the
quality of a student’s work is based on quality points and
To appeal a grade, the student should proceed as follows:
quality hours. The grade A represents four quality points,
1. The student should prepare a written appeal of the grade
B three, C two, D one, F none. The number of quality points
received in the course. This appeal must clearly define the
earned in any course is the number of semester hours as-
basis for the appeal and must present all relevant evidence
signed to that course multiplied by the numerical value of the
supporting the student’s case.
grade received. The quality hours earned are the number of
2. After preparing the written appeal, the student should
semester hours in which grades of A, B, C, D, or F are
deliver this appeal to the course instructor and attempt to
awarded. To compute a grade-point average, the number of
resolve the issue directly with the instructor. Written grade
cumulative quality hours is divided into the cumulative qual-
appeals must be delivered to the instructor no later than 10
ity points earned. Grades of W, WI, INC, PRG, PRU, or NC
business days after the start of the regular (fall or spring)
are not counted in quality hours.
semester immediately following the semester in which the
Transfer Credit
contested grade was received. In the event that the course
Transfer credit earned at another institution will have a T
instructor is unavailable because of leave, illness, sabbati-
grade assigned but no grade points will be recorded on the
cal, retirement, or resignation from the university, the
student’s permanent record. Calculation of the grade-point
course coordinator (first) or the Department Head/Division
average will be made from the courses completed at Colo-
Director (second) shall represent the instructor.
rado School of Mines by the transfer student.
3. If after discussion with the instructor, the student is still
Semester Hours
dissatisfied, he or she can proceed with the appeal by sub-
The number of times a class meets during a week (for lec-
mitting three copies of the written appeal plus three copies
ture, recitation, or laboratory) determines the number of se-
of a summary of the instructor/student meetings held in
mester hours assigned to that course. Class sessions are
connection with the previous step to the President of the
normally 50 minutes long and represent one hour of credit
Faculty Senate. These must be submitted to the President
for each hour meeting. Two to four hours of laboratory work
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per week are equivalent to 1-semester hour of credit. For the
academic probation by the Dean of Students. Should students
average student, each hour of lecture and recitation requires
not earn a 2.0 grade-point average for the next semester of at-
at least two hours of preparation. No full-time undergraduate
tendance, they will be subject to suspension.
student may enroll for more than 19 credit hours in one se-
Suspension
mester. Physical education, advanced ROTC and Honors
A student on probation who fails to meet both the last se-
Program in Public Affairs courses are excepted. However,
mester grade period requirements and the cumulative grade-
upon written recommendation of the faculty advisor, the bet-
point average given in the table below will be placed on
ter students may be given permission by the Associate Vice
suspension. A student who meets the last semester grade
President of Academic Affairs and the Registrar to take addi-
period requirement but fails to achieve the required cumula-
tional hours.
tive grade-point average will remain on probation.
Grade-Point Averages
Total
Required
Grade-Point Averages shall be specified, recorded, re-
Quality
Cumulative
Last Semester
ported, and used to three figures following the decimal point
Hours
G.P. Average
G.P. Average
for any and all purposes to which said averages may apply.
0-18.5
1.7

19-36.5
1.8
2.0
Honor Roll and Dean’s List
37-54.5
1.8
2.0
To be placed on the academic honor roll, a student must
55-72.5
1.9
2.1
complete at least 14 semester hours with a 3.0-3.499 grade
73-90.5
1.9
2.1
point for the semester, have no grade below C, and no incom-
91-110.5
2.0
2.2
plete grade. Those students satisfying the above criteria with
111-130.5
2.0
2.2
a semester grade-point average of 3.5 or above are placed on
131-150.5
2.0
2.3
the Dean’s List.
A freshman or transfer student who fails to make a grade-
Graduation Awards
point average of 1.5 during the first grade period will be
Graduation awards are determined by the student’s cumu-
placed on suspension.
lative academic record at the end of the preceding semester.
Suspension becomes effective immediately when it is
Students achieving a final cumulative grade point average of
imposed. Readmission after suspension requires written
3.5 or higher, however, will have “with High Scholastic
approval from the Readmissions Committee. While a one
Honors” shown on their diplomas and on their transcripts.
semester suspension period is normally the case, exceptions
Good Standing
may be granted, particularly in the case of first-semester
A student is in good standing at CSM when he or she is
freshmen and new transfer students.
enrolled in class(es) and is not on either academic or discipli-
No student who is on suspension may enroll in any regular
nary probation. Provisional probation does not affect a stu-
academic semester without the written approval of the Re-
dent’s being in good standing.
admissions Committee. However, a student on suspension
Academic Probation and Suspension
may enroll in a summer session (field camp, academic ses-
sion, or both) with the permission of the Dean of Students.
Probation
Students on suspension who have been given permission to
A student whose cumulative grade-point average falls
enroll in a summer session by the Dean may not enroll in
below the minimum requirements specified (see table below)
any subsequent term at CSM without the written permission
will be placed on probation for the following semester. A stu-
of the Readmissions Committee. Readmissions Committee
dent on probation is subject to the following restrictions:
meetings are held prior to the beginning of each regular
1. may not register for more than 15 credit hours
semester and at the end of the spring term.
2. may be required to withdraw from intercollegiate athletics
A student who intends to appear in person before the
3. may not run for, or accept appointment to, any campus of-
Readmissions Committee must register in the Dean of Stu-
fice or committee chairmanship. A student who is placed on
dents Office in person or by letter. Between regular meetings
probation while holding a position involving significant re-
of the Committee, in cases where extensive travel would be
sponsibility and commitment may be required to resign
required to appear in person, a student may petition in writ-
after consultation with the Dean of Students or the Presi-
ing to the Committee, through the Dean of Students.
dent of Associated Students. A student will be removed
Appearing before the Readmissions Committee by letter
from probation when the cumulative grade-point average is
rather than in person will be permitted only in cases of ex-
brought up to the minimum, as specified in the table below.
treme hardship. Such cases will include travel from a great
When a part-time degree undergraduate has attempted a
distance, e.g. overseas, or travel from a distance which re-
total of 12 quality hours of credit with a cumulative grade
quires leaving a permanent job. Appearing by letter will not
point average of less than 2.0, the student will be placed on
be permitted for continuing students in January.
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The Readmissions Committee meets immediately before
Family Policy Compliance Office
classes start and the first day of classes. Students applying
U.S. Department of Education
for readmission must appear at those times except under con-
400 Maryland Avenue, SW
ditions beyond the control of the student. Such conditions in-
Washington, D. C. 20202-4605
clude a committee appointment load extending beyond the
Directory Information. The school maintains lists of in-
first day of classes, delay in producing notice of suspension
formation which may be considered directory information as
or weather conditions closing highways and airports.
defined by the regulations. This information includes name,
All applications for readmission after a minimum period
current and permanent addresses and phone numbers, date of
away from school, and all appeals of suspension or dismissal,
birth, major field of study, dates of attendance, part or full-
must include a written statement of the case to be made for
time status, degrees awarded, last school attended, participa-
readmission.
tion in officially recognized activities and sports, class, and
A student who, after being suspended and readmitted
academic honors. Students who desire that this information
twice, again fails to meet the required academic standards
not be printed or released must so inform the Registrar before
shall be automatically dismissed. The Readmissions Com-
the end of the first two weeks of the fall semester for which
mittee will hear a single appeal of automatic dismissal. The
the student is registered. Information will be withheld for the
appeal will only be heard after demonstration of substantial
entire academic year unless the student changes this request.
and significant changes. A period of time sufficient to
The student’s signature is required to make any changes for
demonstrate such a charge usually elapses prior to the stu-
the current academic year. The request must be renewed each
dent attempting to schedule this hearing. The decision of the
fall term for the upcoming year. The following student
Committee on that single appeal will be final and no further
records are maintained by Colorado School of Mines at the
appeal will be permitted.
various offices listed below:
Readmission by the Committee does not guarantee that
1. General Records: Undergraduate-Registrar; Graduate-
there is space available to enroll. A student must process the
Graduate Dean
necessary papers with the Admissions Office prior to seeing
2. Transcript of Grades: Registrar
the Committee.
3. Computer Grade Lists: Registrar
Notification
4. Encumbrance List: Controller and Registrar
Notice of probation, suspension, or dismissal will be mailed
5. Academic Probation/Suspension List: Undergraduate-
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
School of Mines and is not subject to academic suspension
7. Option/Advisor/Enrolled/ Minority/Foreign List: Regis-
will automatically be placed on “Special Hold” status with
trar, Dean of Students, and Graduate Dean
the Registrar, regardless of the student’s cumulative or se-
8. Externally Generated SAT/GRE Score Lists: Undergrad-
mester GPA. The student must meet with the Readmissions
uate-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
not be accepted for a twice-failed course.
10. Medical History File: School Physician (closed records)
Access to Student Records
Student Access to Records. The undergraduate student
wishing access to a record will make written request to the
Students at the Colorado School of Mines are protected by
Dean of Students. The graduate student will make a similar
the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974
request to the Dean of the Graduate School. This request will
(FERPA), as amended. This Act was designed to protect the
include the student’s name, date of request and type of record
privacy of education records, to establish the right of students
to be reviewed. It will be the responsibility of the student’s
to inspect and review their education records, and to provide
dean to arrange a mutually satisfactory time for review. This
guidelines for the correction of inaccurate or misleading data
time will be as soon as practical but is not to be later than 45
through informal and formal hearings. Students also have the
days from receipt of the request. The record will be reviewed
right to file complaints with the FERPA office concerning
in the presence of the dean or designated representative. If
alleged failures by the institution to comply with the Act.
the record involves a list including other students, steps will
Copies of local policy can be found in the Registrar’s Office.
be taken to preclude the viewing of the other student name
Contact information for FERPA complaints is
and information.
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Challenge of the Record. If the student wishes to chal-
Part-Time Degree Students
lenge any part of the record, the appropriate dean will be so
A part-time degree student may enroll in any course for
notified in writing. The dean may then (l) remove and de-
which he or she has the prerequisites or the permission of the
stroy the disputed document, or (2) inform the student that it
department. Part-time degree students will be subject to all rules
is his decision that the document represents a necessary part
and regulations of Colorado School of Mines, but they may not:
of the record; and, if the student wishes to appeal, (3) con-
1. Live in student housing;
vene a meeting of the student and the document originator
(if reasonably available) in the presence of the Executive
2. Receive financial help in the form of School-sponsored
Vice President for Academic Affairs as mediator, whose
scholarships or grants;
decision will be final.
3. Participate in any School-recognized activity unless fees
Destruction of Records. Records may be destroyed at any
are paid;
time by the responsible official if not otherwise precluded by
4. Take advantage of activities provided by student fees
law except that no record may be destroyed between the
unless such fees are paid.
dates of access request and the viewing of the record. If dur-
Course work completed by a part-time degree student who
ing the viewing of the record any item is in dispute, it may
subsequently changes to full-time status will be accepted as
not be destroyed.
meeting degree requirements.
Access to Records by Other Parties. Colorado School of
Seniors in Graduate Courses
Mines will not permit access to student records by persons
With the consent of the student’s department/division and
outside the School except as follows:
the Dean of Graduate Studies, a qualified senior may enroll
1. In the case of open record information as specified in the
in 500-level courses without being a registered graduate stu-
section under Directory Information.
dent. At least a 2.5 GPA is required. The necessary forms
2. To those people specifically designated by the student.
for attending these courses are available in the Registrar’s
Examples would include request for transcript to be sent
Office. Seniors may not enroll in 600-level courses. Credits
to graduate school or prospective employer.
in 500-level courses earned by seniors may be applied
toward an advanced degree at CSM only if:
3. Information required by a state or federal agency for the
purpose of establishing eligibility for financial aid.
1. The student gains admission to the Graduate School.
4. Accreditation agencies during their on-campus review.
2. The student’s graduate committee agrees that these credits
are a reasonable part of his graduate program.
5. In compliance with a judicial order or lawfully issued sub-
poena after the student has been notified of the intended
3. The student provides proof that the courses in question
compliance.
were not counted toward those required for the Bachelor’s
Degree.
6. Any institutional information for statistical purposes which
is not identifiable with a particular student.
4. Graduate courses applied to a graduate degree may not
count toward eligibility for undergraduate financial aid.
7. In compliance with any applicable statue now in effect or
later enacted. Each individual record (general, transcript,
Course Substitution
advisor, and medical) will include a log of those persons
To substitute credit for one course in place of another course
not employed by Colorado School of Mines who have
required as part of the approved curricula in the catalog, a
requested or obtained access to the student record and the
student must receive the approval of the Registrar, the heads
legitimate interest that the person has in making the request.
of departments of the two courses, the head of the student’s
option department. There will be a periodic review by the
General Information
Office of the Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs.
Academic Calendar
Forms for this purpose are available in the Registrar’s Office.
The academic year is based on the early semester system.
Change of Bulletin
The first semester begins in late August and closes in mid-
December; the second semester begins in mid January and
It is assumed that each student will graduate under the
closes in mid May.
requirements of the bulletin in effect at the time of first
enrollment. However, it is possible to change to any subse-
Classification of Students
quent bulletin in effect while the student is enrolled in a
Degree seeking undergraduates are classified as follows
regular semester.
according to semester credit hours earned:
To change bulletins, a form obtained from the Registrar’s
Freshmen
0 to 29.9 semester credit hours
Office is presented for approval to the head of the student’s
Sophomore
30 to 59.9 semester credit hours
option department. Upon receipt of approval, the form must
Junior
60 to 89.9 semester credit hours
be returned to the Registrar’s Office.
Senior
90 or more semester credit hours
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Students’ Use of English
Bachelor of Science (Metallurgical & Materials Engineering)
All Mines students are expected to show professional
Bachelor of Science (Mining Engineering)
facility in the use of the English language.
Bachelor of Science (Petroleum Engineering)
English skills are emphasized, but not taught exclusively,
Graduation Requirements
in most of the humanities and social sciences courses and
To qualify for a Bachelor of Science degree from Colo-
EPICS as well as in option courses in junior and senior years.
rado School of Mines, all candidates must satisfy the follow-
Students are required to write reports, make oral presenta-
ing requirements:
tions, and generally demonstrate their facility in the English
1. A minimum cumulative grade-point average of 2.000 for
language while enrolled in their courses.
all academic work completed in residence.
The LAIS Writing Center is available to assist students
2. A minimum cumulative grade-point average of 2.000 for
with their writing. For additional information, contact the
courses comprising the course sequence in the candidate’s
LAIS Division, Stratton 301; 273-3750.
major.
Summer Session
3. A minimum of 30 hours credit in 300 and 400 series tech-
The summer session is divided into two independent units:
nical courses in residence, at least 15 of which are to be
a period not to exceed 6 weeks for required field and labora-
taken in the senior year.
tory courses and an 8-week on-campus summer school dur-
4. A minimum of 19 hours in humanities and social sciences
ing which some regular school year courses are offered.
courses.
Dead Week
5. The recommendation of their degree-granting department/
All final examinations will take place during the exami-
division to the faculty.
nations week specified in the Academic Calendar. With the
possible exception of laboratory examinations, no other
6. The certification by the Registrar that all required aca-
examinations will be given during the week preceding
demic work is satisfactorily completed.
examinations week (Dead Week).
7. The recommendation of the faculty and approval of the
Full-time Enrollment
Board of Trustees.
Full-time enrollment for certification for Veterans Bene-
Seniors must submit an Application to Graduate two se-
fits, athletics, loans, most financial aid, etc. is 12 credit hours
mesters prior to the anticipated date of graduation. Applica-
per semester for the fall and spring semesters. Full-time
tions are available in the Registrar’s Office.
enrollment for field session is 6 credit hours, and full-time
The Registrar’s Office provides the service of doing pre-
enrollment for summer session is 6 credit hours.
liminary degree audits. Ultimately, however, it is the respon-
Curriculum Changes
sibility of students to monitor the progress of their degrees.
The Board of Trustees of the Colorado School of Mines
It is also the student’s responsibility to contact the Registrar’s
reserves the right to change any course of study or any part
Office when there appears to be a discrepancy between the
of the curriculum in keeping with educational and scientific
degree audit and the student’s records.
developments. Nothing in this catalog or the registration of
All graduating students must officially check out of
any student shall be considered as a contract between Colo-
School. Checkout cards, available in the Dean’s Office, must
rado School of Mines and the student.
be completed and returned one week prior to the expected
Undergraduate Degree Requirements
date of completion of degree requirements.
Bachelor of Science Degree
No students, graduate or undergraduate, will receive diplo-
Upon completion of the requirements and upon being rec-
mas until they have complied with all the rules and regula-
ommended for graduation by the faculty, and approved by
tions of Colorado School of Mines and settled all accounts
the Board of Trustees, the undergraduate receives one of the
with the School. Transcript of grades and other records will
following degrees:
not be provided for any student or graduate who has an un-
settled obligation of any kind to the School.
Bachelor of Science (Chemical Engineering)
Bachelor of Science (Chemistry)
Multiple Degrees. A student wishing to complete Bache-
Bachelor of Science (Economics)
lor of Science degrees in more than one degree program must
Bachelor of Science (Engineering)
receive permission from the heads of the appropriate depart-
Bachelor of Science (Engineering Physics)
ments to become a multiple degree candidate. The following
Bachelor of Science (Geological Engineering)
requirements must be met by the candidate in order to obtain
Bachelor of Science (Geophysical Engineering)
multiple degrees:
Bachelor of Science (Mathematical and Computer Sciences)
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1. All requirements of each degree program must be met.
In Systems, 7 semester hours in Earth and Environmental
2. Any course which is required in more than one degree
Systems (4), and Human Systems (3).
need be taken only once.
In Humanities and the Social Sciences, 10 semester hours:
3. A course required in one degree program may be used as a
Nature and Human Values (4), Principles of Economics (3),
technical elective in another, if it satisfies the restrictions
Human Systems (3) (also partially meets Systems require-
of the elective.
ment)), and a restricted cluster of 9 semester hours in H&SS
electives. Note that the Human Systems course is inclusive
4. Different catalogs may be used, one for each degree
in both the Humanities and Social Sciences and the Systems
program.
core segments. Note that the economics requirement can be
5. No course substitutions are permitted in order to circum-
satisfied by taking the Microeconomics/Macroeconomics
vent courses required in one of the degree programs, or re-
sequence (EBGN311 & EBGN312) instead of taking Prin-
duce the number of courses taken. However, in the case of
ciples of Economics. This option is recommended for stu-
overlap of course content between required courses in the
dents considering a major or minor in economics. Students
degree programs, a more advanced course may be substi-
who are not single majors in economics and who complete
tuted for one of the required courses upon approval of the
the EBGN311/312 sequence will be allowed to use 3 credit
head of each department concerned, and the Registrar on
hours of the sequence in place of EBGN201, and the other
behalf of the office of Academic Affairs. The course sub-
3 credits toward a cluster containing EBGN311 or 312.
stitution form can be obtained in the Registrar’s Office.
Single majors in economics must complete all 9 semester
hours of the cluster requirement in LAIS.
Undergraduate Programs In Physical Education, Four separate semesters including
All programs are designed to fulfill the expectations of the
PAGN101 and PAGN102 totaling a minimum of 2 credit
Profile of the Colorado School of Mines Graduate in accor-
hours.
dance with the mission and goals of the School, as intro-
In Freshman Orientation and Success, 0.5 semester hours.
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-
grams are coupled through course sequences in mathematics
1. The choice must not be in conflict with any Graduation
and the basic sciences, in specialty topics in science and/or
Requirements (p. 33).
engineering, in humanities and the social sciences, and in
2. Free electives to satisfy degree requirements may not ex-
design. Further linkage is achieved through a core course
ceed three semester hours in concert band, chorus, studio
sequence which addresses system interactions among phe-
art, and physical education and athletics.
nomena in the natural world, the engineered world, and the
The Freshman Year
human world.
Freshmen in all programs normally take the same subjects,
Through the alignment of the curriculum to these institu-
as listed below:
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.
tion by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technol-
CHGN121 Principles of Chemistry I
3
3
4
ogy, and science programs are positioned for approval by
MACS111 Calculus for Scientists & Engn’rs I
4
4
their relevant societies, in particular the American Chemical
SYGN101* Earth and Environmental Systems
3
3
4
Society for the Chemistry program.
LAIS100* Nature and Human Values
4
4
CSM101 Freshman Success Seminar
0.5
0.5
The Core Curriculum
PAGN101 Physical Education I
0.5
0.5
Core requirements for graduation include the following:
Total
17
In Mathematics and the Basic Sciences, 12 semester hours
Spring Semester
lec. lab. sem.hrs.
in Calculus for Scientists and Engineers and 3 semester
CHGN124 Principles of Chemistry I
3
3
hours in Differential Equations (2 semester hours in Dif-
CHGN126 Quantitative Chem. Measurements
3
1
ferential Equations for Geological Engineering majors);
MACS112 Calculus for Scientists & Engn’rs II
4
4
8 semester hours in the Principles of Chemistry; and
EPIC151* Design I
2
3
3
9 semester hours in Physics.
PHGN100 Physics I
3.5
3
4.5
PAGN102 Physical Education II
2
0.5
In Design, 6 semester hours in Design Engineering Practices
Total
16
Introductory Course Sequence.
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* For scheduling purposes, registration in combinations of
Special Programs
SYGN101, LAIS100 and EPIC151 will vary between the fall
EPICS (Engineering Practices Introductory Course
and spring semesters. In come cases the combinations may
Sequence)
include taking EBGN201 in the freshman instead of the soph-
EPICS is a two-semester sequence of courses for freshman
omore year, whereupon one of the * courses is shifted to the
and sophomores, designed to prepare students for their
sophomore year. Students admitted with acceptable advanced
upper-division courses and to develop some of the key skills
placement credits will be registered in accordance with their
of the professional engineer: the ability to solve complex,
advanced placement status.
open-ended problems; the ability to self-educate; and the
** Key to Subject Codes
ability to communicate effectively.
ChEN
Chemical Engineering
An award-winning program, EPICS replaces the traditional
CHGC Geochemistry
core courses in introductory computing skills, graphics, and
CHGN Chemistry
technical communication. Whenever possible, instruction in
DCGN Core Science and Engineering Fundamentals
these subjects is “hands-on” and experiential, with the in-
EBGN
Economics and Business
structor serving primarily as mentor rather than lecturer.
EGES
Engineering Systems (Engineering)
Problem-solving skills are developed through “projects,”
EGGN Engineering
open-ended problems, which the students solve in teams.
EPICEPIC
S
Starting with simple case studies, the projects grow in length
ESGN
Environmental Science and Engineering
and complexity to a final, full-semester project submitted by
GEGN Geological Engineering
an external client. The projects require extensive library
GEGX Geochemical Exploration (Geology)
research and self-education in appropriate technical areas;
GEOCOceanography (Geology)
they also require students to consider non-technical con-
GEOL
Geology
straints (economic, ethical, political, societal) in arriving at
GOGN Geo-Engineering (Mining)
their solutions.
GPGN
Geophysical Engineering
HNRS
Honors Program
Written and oral communications are studied and practiced
LAIS
Liberal Arts & International Studies
as an integral part of the project work. Graphics and comput-
LICM
Communication
ing skills are integrated with projects wherever possible.
LIFL
Foreign Languages
Among the topics studied by students in EPICS are: use
LIMU
Band; Choir
of the computer as a problem-solving tool, and the use of
MACS Mathematical & Computer Sciences
word-processing, graphics, spreadsheet and CAD packages;
MNGN Mining Engineering
3-D visualization; audience analysis and the preparation of
MSGN Military Science
a variety of technical documents; oral communication in
MTGN Metallurgical & Materials Engr’ng
the staff format; interpersonal skills in group work; project
PAGN
Physical Education and Athletics
management.
PEGN
Petroleum Engineering
The EPICS program is required of all undergraduates.
PHGN
Physics
SYGN
Core sequence in Systems
Division of Liberal Arts and International Studies (LAIS)
Writing Center
The Sophomore Year
Located in room 311 Stratton Hall (phone: 303-273-3085),
Requirements for the sophomore year are listed within
the LAIS Writing Center is a teaching facility providing all
each degree granting program. Continuing requirements for
CSM students with an opportunity to enhance their writing
satisfying the core are met in the sophomore, junior and
proficiency. The LAIS Writing Center faculty are experi-
senior years. It is advantageous, but not essential, that stu-
enced technical and professional writing instructors. The
dents select one of the eleven undergraduate degree programs
Center assists writers with all their writing needs, from
early in the sophomore year.
course assignments to scholarship applications, proposals,
Curriculum Changes
letters and resumes. This service is free to CSM students
In accordance with the statement on Curriculum Changes
and includes one-to-one tutoring and online resources (at
on page 33, the Colorado School of Mines makes improve-
http://www.mines.edu/Academic/lais/wc/writingcenter.html).
ments in its curriculum from time to time. To confirm that
Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC)
they are progressing according to the requirements of the
To support the institutional goal of developing professional
curriculum, students should consult their academic advisors
communication skills, required writing and communication-
on a regular basis and should carefully consult any Bulletin
intensive courses are designated in both the core and in the
Addenda that may be published.
degree-granting programs. The LAIS Writing Center sup-
ports the WAC program.
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In addition to disciplinary writing experience, students
mitted for approval prior to the student’s completion of half
also obtain writing experience outside their disciplines as
of the hours proposed to constitute the program. Please see
courses in the Division of Liberal Arts and International
the Department for specific course requirements.
Studies are virtually all writing intensive. Writing-intensive
Study Abroad
courses within the various degree-granting programs are
Students wishing to pursue study abroad opportunities
designated with (WI) in Section 6 of this Bulletin,
should contact the Office of International Programs (OIP),
Description of Courses.
listed under the Services section of this Bulletin, p.156.
The Guy T. McBride, Jr. Honors Program in Public
Colorado School of Mines encourages students to include an
Affairs for Engineers
international study/work experience in their undergraduate
The McBride Honors Program offers a 24-semester-hour
education. CSM maintains student exchange programs with
program of seminars and off-campus activities that has the
engineering universities in South America, Europe, Australia,
primary goal of providing a select number of students the
and Asia. Courses successfully passed abroad can be sub-
opportunity to cross the boundaries of their technical exper-
stituted for their equivalent course at CSM. Overall GPA
tise and to gain the sensitivity to prove, project, and test the
is not affected by courses taken abroad. In addition, study
moral and social implications of their future professional
abroad can be arranged on an individual basis at universities
judgments and activities, not only for the particular organiza-
throughout the world.
tions with which they will be involved, but also for the nation
Financial aid and selected scholarships and grants can be
and the world. To achieve this goal, the Program seeks to
used to finance approved study abroad programs. The OIP
bring themes from the humanities and the social sciences into
has developed a resource center for study abroad information
the engineering curriculum to develop in students habits of
in its office, 109 Stratton Hall, phone 303-384-2121. Students
thought necessary for effective management, social responsi-
are invited to use the resource materials and meet with staff
bility, and enlightened leadership.
to discuss overseas study opportunities.
This program leads to a certificate and a Minor in the
McBride Honors Program in Public Affairs for Engineers.
Combined Undergraduate/
Bioengineering and Life Sciences (BELS)
Graduate Degree Programs
Nine CSM departments and divisions have combined
resources to offer a Minor Program and an Area of Special
A. Overview
Interest (ASI) in Bioengineering and Life Sciences (BELS).
Many degree programs offer CSM undergraduate students
The BELS minor and the ASI are flexible, requiring only one
the opportunity to begin work on a Graduate Certificate, Pro-
common core course (BELS/ESGN301, General Biology I).
fessional Master’s Degree, or Master’s Degree while com-
The rest of the courses can be chosen, in consultation with a
pleting the requirements for their Bachelor’s Degree. These
BELS program advisor, from a broad list of electives, allow-
combined Bachelor’s-Master’s programs have been created
ing students to concentrate their learning in areas such as
by CSM faculty in those situations where they have deemed
Biomedical Engineering, Biomaterials, Environmental Bio-
it academically advantageous to treat BS and MS degree pro-
technology, Biophysics or Pre-Medical studies. Interested
grams as a continuous and integrated process. These acceler-
students should consult with the office of Dr. Joel Bach,
ated programs can be valuable in fields of engineering and
Brown Building 314A, 303-384-2161,
applied science where advanced education in technology
jmbach@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
1. Students can earn a graduate degree in their undergraduate
PROGRAM of study must consist of a minimum of 18 credit
major or in a field that complements their undergraduate
hours of a logical sequence of courses, only three hours of
major.
which may be taken in the student’s degree-granting depart-
ment. An AREA OF SPECIAL INTEREST must consist of a
2. Students who plan to go directly into industry leave CSM
minimum of 12 credit hours of a logical sequence of courses,
with additional specialized knowledge and skills which
only 3 hours of which may be at the 100- or 200-level. No
may allow them to enter their career path at a higher level
more than 3 credit hours of the sequence may be specifically
and advance more rapidly. Alternatively, students planning
required by the degree program in which the student is grad-
on attending graduate school can get a head start on their
uating. A Minor Program/Area of Special Interest declaration
graduate education.
(which can be found in the Registrar’s Office) should be sub-
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3. Students can plan their undergraduate electives to satisfy
undergraduate degree requirements. Combined Degree Pro-
prerequisites, thus ensuring adequate preparation for their
gram students who are still considered undergraduates by this
graduate program.
definition have all of the privileges and are subject to all
4. Early assignment of graduate advisors permits students to
expectations of both their undergraduate and graduate pro-
plan optimum course selection and scheduling in order to
grams. These students may enroll in both undergraduate and
complete their graduate program quickly.
graduate courses (see section D below), may have access to
departmental assistance available through both programs,
5. Early acceptance into a Combined Degree Program lead-
and may be eligible for undergraduate financial aid as deter-
ing to a Graduate Certificate, Professional Master’s Degree,
mined by the Office of Financial Aid. Upon completion of
or Non-Thesis Master’s Degree assures students of auto-
their undergraduate degree requirements, a Combined Degree
matic acceptance into full graduate status if they maintain
Program student is considered enrolled full-time in his/her
good standing while in early-acceptance status.
graduate program. Once having done so, the student is no
6. In many cases, students will be able to complete both
longer eligible for undergraduate financial aid, but may now
Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in five years of total
be eligible for graduate financial aid. To complete their grad-
enrollment at CSM.
uate degree, each Combined Degree Program student must
Certain graduate programs may allow Combined Program
register as a graduate student for at least one semester.
students to fulfill part of the requirements of their graduate
Once fully admitted into a graduate program, under-
degree by including up to six hours of specified course credits
graduate Combined Degree Program students must maintain
which also were used in fulfilling the requirements of their
good standing in the Combined Degree Program by main-
undergraduate degree. Those courses must meet all require-
taining a minimum semester GPA of 3.0 in all courses taken.
ments for graduate credit, and their grades are included in calcu-
Students not meeting this requirement are deemed to be mak-
lating the graduate GPA. Check the departmental section of the
ing unsatisfactory academic progress in the Combined De-
Bulletin to determine which programs provide this opportunity.
gree Program. Students for whom this is the case are subject
B. Admission Process
to probation and, if occurring over two semesters, subject to
A student interested in applying into a graduate degree
discretionary dismissal from the graduate portion of their
program as a Combined Degree Program student should first
program as defined in the Unsatisfactory Academic Perfor-
contact the department or division hosting the graduate de-
mance section of the Graduate Bulletin.
gree program into which he/she wishes to apply. Initial in-
Upon completion of the undergraduate degree requirements,
quiries may be made at any time, but initial contacts made
Combined Degree Program students are subject to all require-
soon after completion of the first semester, Sophomore year
ments (e.g., course requirements, departmental approval of
are recommended. Following this initial inquiry, departments/
transfer credits, research credits, minimum GPA, etc.) appro-
divisions will provide initial counseling on degree applica-
priate to the graduate program in which they are enrolled.
tion procedures, admissions standards and degree completion
D. Enrolling in Graduate Courses as a Senior in a
requirements.
Combined Program
Admission into a graduate degree program as a Combined
As described in the Undergraduate Bulletin, seniors may
Degree Program student can occur as early as the first semes-
enroll in 500-level courses. In addition, undergraduate
ter, Junior year, and must be granted no later than the end of
seniors who have been granted admission through the Com-
registration, last semester Senior year. Once admitted into a
bined Degree Program into thesis-based MS degree programs
graduate degree program, students may enroll in 500-level
may, with graduate advisor approval, register for 700-level
courses and apply these directly to their graduate degree. To
research credits appropriate to Master’s-level degree programs.
apply, students must submit the standard graduate application
With this single exception, while a Combined Degree Program
package for the graduate portion of their Combined Degree
student is still completing his/her undergraduate degree, all
Program. Upon admission into a graduate degree program,
of the conditions described in this Bulletin for undergraduate
students are assigned graduate advisors. Prior to registration
enrollment in graduate-level courses apply. 700-level research
for the next semester, students and their graduate advisors
credits are always applied to a student’s graduate degree
should meet and plan a strategy for completing both the un-
program. If an undergraduate Combined Degree Program
dergraduate and graduate programs as efficiently as possible.
student would like to enroll in a 500-level course and apply
Until their undergraduate degree requirements are completed,
this course to his/her graduate degree, he/she must notify the
students continue to have undergraduate advisors in the home
Registrar of the intent to do so prior to enrolling in the
department or division of their Bachelor’s Degrees.
course. The Registrar will forward this information to the
C. Requirements
Office of Financial Aid for appropriate action. If prior con-
Combined Degree Program students are considered under-
sent is not received, all 500-level graduate courses taken as
graduate students until such time as they complete their
an undergraduate Combined Degree Program student will be
applied to the student’s undergraduate degree program.
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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 and BELS Director
The program in Bioengineering and Life Sciences (BELS)
JOEL BACH, Associate Professor and BELS Associate Director
is administered jointly by the Divisions of Engineering, En-
DIANE AHMANN, Assistant Professor and BELS Assistant Director
vironmental 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.
JAMES F. RANVILLE, Associate Professor
KIM R. WILLIAMS, Associate Professor
Each division or department is represented on both the Board
DAVID T. WU, Associate Professor
of Directors and the Curriculum and Research Committee,
which are responsible for the operation of the program.
Department of Chemical Engineering
JAMES F. ELY, Professor and Head
The mission of the BELS program is to offer Minors and
ANNETTE L. BUNGE, Professor
Areas of Special Interest (ASI) at the undergraduate level,
JOHN R. DORGAN, Professor
and support areas of specialization at the graduate level, as
DAVID T. WU, Associate Professor
well as to enable research opportunities for CSM students in
Division of Engineering
bioengineering and the life sciences.
JOEL M. BACH, Associate Professor
Bioengineering and the Life Sciences (BELS) are becom-
WILLIAM A. HOFF, Associate Professor
JAMES CAROLLO, Assistant Research Professor
ing increasingly significant in fulfilling the role and mission
of the Colorado School of Mines. Many intellectual frontiers
Division of Environmental Science and Engineering
within the fields of environment, energy, materials, and their
ROBERT L. SIEGRIST, Professor and Director
PHILIPPE E. ROSS, Professor
associated fields of science and engineering , are being
RONALD R. H. COHEN, Associate Professor
driven by advances in the biosciences and the application
LINDA A. FIGUEROA, Associate Professor
of engineering to living processes.
DIANNE AHMANN, Assistant Professor
Program Requirements:
JUNKO MUNAKATA MARR, Assistant Professor
Minor in Bioengineering and Life Sciences:
JOHN R. SPEAR, Assistant Professor
The Minor in BELS requires a minimum of 18 semester
Department of Geology and Geological Engineering
hours of acceptable coursework, as outlined under the Re-
MURRAY W. HITZMAN, Professor and Head: Charles Franklin
quired Curriculum section which follows.
Fogarty Distinguished Chair in Economic Geology
MICHAEL GOOSEFF, Assistant Professor
The Area of Special Interest (ASI) in BELS requires a
Division of Liberal Arts and International Studies
minimum of 12 semester hours of acceptable coursework,
ARTHUR B. SACKS, Professor and Associate Vice President for
as outlined under the Required Curriculum section which
Academic and Faculty Affairs
follows.
LAURA PANG, Associate Professor and Interim Director
Enrollments in the BELS Minor and ASI are approved by
TINA L. GIANQUITTO, Assistant Professor
the Associate Director, who monitors progress and completion.
Department of Mathematical and Computer Sciences
GRAEME FAIRWEATHER, Professor and Head
Required Curriculum:
DINESH MEHTA, Professor
Both the Minor and the ASI require one core course (three
WILLIAM C. NAVIDI, Professor
semester hours). The minor requires at least six additional
HUGH KING, Senior Lecturer
credit hours from the Basic Life Science course list, and
Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
additional BELS-approved courses to make up a total of at
JOHN J. MOORE, Trustees Professor and Head
least 18 credit hours. The ASI requires at least three addi-
GERALD P. MARTINS, Professor
tional credit hours from the Life Science course list, and
PATRICK R. TAYLOR, Professor
additional BELS-approved courses to make up a total of at
HANS-JOACHIM KLEEBE, Associate Professor
least 12 credit hours.
IVAR E. REIMANIS, Professor
Core Course:
REED AYERS, Research Assistant Professor (Center for Commercial
BELS301/ESGN301 General Biology I
Applications of Combustion in Space)
Department of Physics
Basic Life Science courses:
JAMES A. McNEIL, Professor and Head
BELS303/ESGN303 General Biology II
THOMAS E. FURTAK, Professor
BELS311/ESGN311 General Biology I Laboratory
JEFF SQUIER, Professor
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BELS313/ESGN313 General Biology II Laboratory
Chemical Engineering
BELS321/ESGN321 Introduction to Genetics
BELS402/ESGN402 Cell Biology and Physiology
JAMES F. ELY, Professor and Head of Department
BELS404 Anatomy and Physiology
ANNETTE L. BUNGE, Professor
CHGN428 Biochemistry I
ANTHONY M. DEAN,W.K. Coors Distinguished Professor
CHGN462/CHGC562/ESGN580 Microbiology & the Environment
JOHN R. DORGAN, Professor
CHGN563/CHGC563/ESGN582 Environmental Microbiology Lab
J. THOMAS MCKINNON, Professor
BELS-approved Elective courses (including, but not limited to):
RONALD L. MILLER, Professor
BELS325/LAIS320 Introduction to Ethics
E. DENDY SLOAN,Weaver Distinguished Professor
BELS333/PHGN333 Introduction to Biophysics
J. DOUGLAS WAY, Professor
BELS398 Special Topics in Bioengineering and Life Sciences
DAVID W.M. MARR, Associate Professor
BELS415/ChEN415 Polymer Science and Technology
COLIN A. WOLDEN, Associate Professor
BELS420/EGGN420 Intro to Biomedical Engineering
DAVID T. WU, Associate Professor
BELS425/EGGN425 Musculoskeletal Biomechanics
SUMIT AGARWAL, Assistant Professor
BELS430/EGGN430 Biomedical Instrumentation
MATTHEW W. LIBERATORE, Assistant Professor
BELS433/MACS433 Mathematical Biology
TRACY Q. GARDNER, Lecturer
BELS453/EGGN453/ESGN453 Wastewater Engineering
JOHN M. PERSICHETTI, Lecturer
BELS498 Special Topics in Bioengineering and Life Sciences
JOHN L. JECHURA, Adjunct Assistant Professor
BELS525/EGES525 Musculoskeletal Biomechanics
CHARLES R. VESTAL, Adjunct Assistant Professor
BELS530/EGES530 Biomedical Instrumentation
ROBERT D. KNECHT, Research Professor, Director of EPICS
BELS541/ESGN541 Biochemical Treatment Processes
ANGEL ABBUD-MADRID, Research Associate Professor
CHGN422 Polymer Chemistry Laboratory
ANDREW M. HERRING, Research Associate Professor
CHGN508 Analytical Spectroscopy
SERGEI KISELEV, Research Associate Professor
MLGN523 Applied Surface & Solution Chem.
CAROLYN A. KOH, Research Associate Professor
ESGN401 Fundamentals of Ecology
KELLY T. MILLER, Research Assistant Professor
ESGN544 Aquatic Toxicology
GLENN MURRAY, Research Assistant Professor
ESGN596 Molecular Environmental Biotechnology
PAUL M. THOEN, Research Assistant Professor
ESGN545 Environmental Toxicology
ROBERT M. BALDWIN, Professor Emeritus
ESGN586 Microbiology of Engineered Environmental Systems
JAMES H. GARY, Professor Emeritus
*CHGN221 Organic Chemistry I
JOHN O. GOLDEN, Professor Emeritus
(for students whose major program does not require it)
ARTHUR J. KIDNAY, Professor Emeritus
*CHGN222 Organic Chemistry II
VICTOR F. YESAVAGE, Professor Emeritus
(for students whose major program does not require it)
Program Description
BELS570/MTGN570/MLGN570 Intro to Biocompatibility
The field of chemical engineering is extremely broad, and
Premedical Students
encompasses all technologies and industries where chemical
While medical college admissions requirements vary, most
processing is utilized in any form. Students with baccalaureate
require a minimum of:
(B.S.) chemical engineering degrees from CSM can find
two semesters of General Chemistry with lab
employment in many and diverse fields, including: advanced
two semesters of Organic Chemistry with lab
materials synthesis and processing, product and process re-
two semesters of Calculus
search and development, food and pharmaceutical processing
two semesters of Calculus-based Physics
and synthesis, biochemical and biomedical materials and
two semesters of English Literature and Composition
products, microelectronics manufacture, petroleum and
two semesters of General Biology with lab.
petrochemical processing, and process and product design.
CSM currently offers all of these requirements except
The practice of chemical engineering draws from the
the two General Biology labs. These courses can be taken
fundamentals of chemistry, mathematics, and physics. Ac-
through a collaborative agreement at Red Rocks Community
cordingly, undergraduate students must initially complete a
college or at other local universities and colleges.
program of study that stresses these three basic fields of sci-
*Note: Only three hours of Organic Chemistry course
ence. Chemical engineering coursework blends these three
credit may be applied toward the BELS minor or ASI. Gen-
disciplines into a series of engineering fundamentals relating
eral rules for Minor Programs and Areas of Special Interest
to how materials are produced and processed both in the lab-
(page 36 of this Bulletin) indicate that for a minor no more
oratory and in large industrial-scale facilities. Courses such
than three credit hours may be taken in the student’s degree-
as fluid mechanics, heat and mass transport, thermodynamics
granting department, and that for the ASI no more than three
and reaction kinetics, and chemical process control are at the
credit hours may be specifically required by the degree pro-
heart of the chemical engineering curriculum at CSM. In ad-
gram in which the student is graduating
dition, 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
Combined Baccalaureate/Masters Degree Program
introduced at CSM through the physical and organic chem-
The Chemical Engineering Department offers the opportu-
istry sequences, and the theme is continued and developed
nity to begin work on a Master of Science (with thesis) while
within the chemical engineering curriculum via a senior-level
completing the requirements of the Bachelor’s degree. These
capstone course in molecular perspectives. Our undergraduate
combined BS/MS degrees are designed to allow undergradu-
program at CSM is exemplified by intensive integration of
ates engaged in research to apply their experience to an ad-
computer-aided molecular simulation and computer-aided
vanced degree. An advantage of the combined BS/MS
process modeling in the curriculum, and by our unique ap-
program is that students may apply 2 classes (6 credit hours)
proach to teaching of the unit operations laboratory sequence.
to both their BS and MS degrees. These two classes must be
The unit operations lab course is offered only in the summer
chemical engineering elective courses at the 400-level or
as a six-week intensive “field session”. Here, the fundamen-
higher. The remaining MS curriculum consists of the four
tals of heat, mass, and momentum transport and applied
core graduate courses (ChEN507, ChEN509, ChEN516, and
thermodynamics are reviewed in a practical, applications-
ChEN518) and 18 thesis credits. It is expected that a student
oriented setting. The important subjects of teamwork, critical
would be able to complete both degrees in 5–51/2 years. To
thinking, and oral and written technical communications
take advantage of the combined, program students should be
skills are also stressed in this course.
engaged in research and taking graduate coursework during
Facilities for the study of chemical engineering at the Col-
their senior year. For that reason students are expected to
orado School of Mines are among the best in the nation. Our
apply to the program by the end of their junior year. Students
modern in-house computer network supports over 50 work-
must have a GPA greater than 3.0 to be considered for the
stations, and is anchored by an IBM SP-2 parallel supercom-
program. Interested students are encouraged to get more in-
puter. Specialized undergraduate laboratory facilities exist for
formation from their advisor and/or the current faculty mem-
the study of polymer properties, and for reaction engineering
ber in charge of Graduate Affairs.
and unit operations. In 1992, the department moved into a
Curriculum
new $11 million facility which included both new classroom
The chemical engineering curriculum is structured accord-
and office space, as well as high quality laboratories for un-
ing to the goals outlined above. Accordingly, the program of
dergraduate and graduate research. Our honors undergraduate
study is organized to include 3 semesters of science and gen-
research program is open to highly qualified students, and
eral engineering fundamentals followed by 5 semesters of
provides our undergraduates with the opportunity to carry out
chemical engineering fundamentals and applications. An op-
independent research, or to join a graduate research team.
tional ‘track’ system is introduced at the junior year which al-
This program has been highly successful and Mines under-
lows students to structure free electives into one of several
graduate chemical engineering students have won several na-
specialty applications areas. Courses in the chemical engi-
tional competitions and awards based on research conducted
neering portion of the curriculum may be categorized accord-
while pursuing their baccalaureate degree.
ing to the following general system.
The program leading to the degree Bachelor of Science in
A. Chemical Engineering Fundamentals
Chemical Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Ac-
The following courses represent the basic knowledge com-
creditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engi-
ponent of the chemical engineering curriculum at CSM.
neering and Technology, 111 Market Place, Suite 1050,
1. Mass and Energy Balances (ChEN201)
Baltimore, MD 21202-4012, telephone (410) 347-7700.
2. Fluid Mechanics (ChEN307)
Program Educational Objectives (Bachelor of
3. Heat Transfer (ChEN308)
Science in Chemical Engineering)
4. Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics (ChEN357)
In addition to contributing toward achieving the educa-
5. Mass Transfer (ChEN375)
tional objectives described in the CSM Graduate Profile and
6. Transport Phenomena (ChEN430)
the ABET Accreditation Criteria, the Chemical engineering
B. Chemical Engineering Applications
Program at CSM has established the following program edu-
The following courses are applications-oriented courses
cational objectives:
that build on the student’s basic knowledge of science and
x Instill in our students a high-quality basic education in
engineering fundamentals:
chemical engineering fundamentals;
1. Unit Operations Laboratory (ChEN312 and 313)
x Develop the skills required to apply these fundamentals
2. Reaction Engineering (ChEN418)
to the synthesis, analysis, and evaluation of chemical
3. Process Dynamics and Control (ChEN403)
engineering processes and systems; and
4. Chemical Engineering Design (ChEN402)
x Foster personal development to ensure a lifetime of pro-
5. Chemical Engineering Technical Electives (one at
fessional success and an appreciation of the ethical and
400 level)
societal responsibilities of a chemical engineer.
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C. Chemical Engineering Elective Tracks
Junior Year Fall Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
Students in chemical engineering may elect to structure
CHGN351 Physical Chemistry I
3
3
4
free electives into a formal Minor program of study (18 hours
ChEN307 Fluid Mechanics
3
3
ChEN357 Chemical. Eng. Thermodynamics
3
3
of coursework), an Area of Special Interest (12 hours) or a
ChEN358 Chemical. Eng. Thermodynamics Lab
3
1
Specialty Track in Chemical Engineering (9 hours). Minors
SYGN200 Human Systems
3
3
and ASIs can be developed by the student in a variety of
Elective*
3
3
different areas and programs as approved by the student’s
Total
17
advisor and the Heads of the relevant sponsoring academic
Junior Year Spring Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
programs. Specialty tracks in chemical engineering are avail-
CHGN353 Physical Chemistry II
3
3
4
able in the following areas:
ChEN375 Chemical Eng. Mass Transfer
3
3
Microelectronics
ChEN308 Chemical Eng. Heat Transfer
3
3
Bio Engineering and Life Sciences
LAIS/EBGN H&SS Elective I
3
3
Polymers and Materials
Elective*
3
3
Total
16
Molecular Modeling
Environmental
Summer Field Session
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
Energy
ChEN312/313 Unit Operations Laboratory
6
6
Business and Economics
Total
6
Senior Year Fall Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
Details on recommended courses for each of these tracks
ChEN418 Reaction Engineering
3
3
can be obtained from the student’s academic advisor.
ChEN430 Transport Phenomena
3
3
Requirements (Chemical Engineering)
LAIS/EBGN H&SS Elective II
3
3
Sophomore Year Fall Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
Electives*
6
6
MACS213 Calculus for Scientists &
Total
15
Engn’rs III
4
4
Senior Year Spring Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
PHGN200 Physics II
3.5
3
4.5
ChEN402 Chemical Engineering Design
3
3
DCGN210 Introduction to Thermodynamics
3
3
ChEN403 Process Dynamics and Control
3
3
CHGN221 Organic Chemistry I
3
3
4
LAIS/EBGN H&SS Elective III
3
3
PAGN201 Physical Education III
2
0.5
ChEN421 Engineering Economics
3
3
Total
16
Elective*
3
3
Sophomore Year Spring Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
Total
15
MACS315 Differential Equations
3
3
Degree total
135.5
EBGN201 Principles of Economics
3
3
*Two of the electives must be Chemical Engineering courses, one at
ChEN201 Mass and Energy Balances
3
3
the 400 level.
ChEN202 Chemical Process Principles Lab
1
1
CHGN222 Organic Chemistry II
3
3
4
EPIC251 Design II
2
3
3
PAGN202 Physical Education IV
2
0.5
Total
17.5
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Chemistry and
The instructional and research laboratories located in
Coolbaugh Hall contain extensive instrumentation for: gas
Geochemistry
chromatography (GC), high-performance liquid chromatog-
raphy (HPLC), ion chromatography (IC), supercritical-fluid
PAUL W. JAGODZINSKI, Professor and Department Head
chromatography (SFC), inductively-coupled-plasma-atomic
DONALD L. MACALADY, Professor
emission spectroscopy (ICP-AES) field-flow fractionation
PATRICK MACCARTHY, Professor
(FFF), mass spectrometry (MS, GC/MS, GC/MS/MS, PY/MS,
KENT J. VOORHEES, Professor
SCOTT W. COWLEY, Associate Professor
PY/GC/MS, SFC/MS, MALDI-TOF), nuclear magnetic
MARK E. EBERHART, Associate Professor
resonance spectrometry (solids and liquids), infrared spectro-
DANIEL M. KNAUSS, Associate Professor
photometry (FTIR), visible-ultraviolet spectrophotometry,
KEVIN W. MANDERNACK, Associate Professor
microscopy, X-ray photoelectron spectrometry (XPS), and
JAMES F. RANVILLE, Associate Professor
thermogravimetric analysis (TGA).
E. CRAIG SIMMONS, Associate Professor
Program Educationall Objectives (Bachelor of
BETTINA M. VOELKER, Associate Professor
KIM R. WILLIAMS, Associate Professor
Science in Chemistry)
DAVID T. WU, Associate Professor
In addition to contributing toward achieving the educa-
STEPHEN G. BOYES, Assistant Professor
tional objectives described in the CSM Graduate Profile and
C. JEFFREY HARLAN, Assistant Professor
the ABET Accreditation Criteria, the B.S. curricula in chem-
STEVEN F. DEC, Lecturer
istry are designed to:
RAMON E. BISQUE, Professor Emeritus
x
STEPHEN R. DANIEL, Professor Emeritus
Impart mastery of chemistry fundamentals;
DEAN W. DICKERHOOF, Professor Emeritus
x Develop ability to apply chemistry fundamentals in
KENNETH W. EDWARDS, Professor Emeritus
solving open-ended problems;
GEORGE H. KENNEDY, Professor Emeritus
x Impart knowledge of and ability to use modern tools of
RONALD W. KLUSMAN, Professor Emeritus
chemical analysis and synthesis;
DONALD LANGMUIR, Professor Emeritus
x Develop ability to locate and use pertinent information
GEORGE B. LUCAS, Professor Emeritus
from the chemical literature;
MICHAEL J. PAVELICH, Professor Emeritus
x Develop ability to interpret and use experimental data
MAYNARD SLAUGHTER, Professor Emeritus
for chemical systems;
THOMAS R. WILDEMAN, Professor Emeritus
x Develop ability to effectively communicate in both
JOHN T. WILLIAMS, Professor Emeritus
ROBERT D. WITTERS, Professor Emeritus
written and oral formats;
CHARLES W. STARKS, Associate Professor Emeritus
x Prepare students for entry to and success in profes-
sional careers;
Program Description
x Prepare students for entry to and success in graduate
Chemistry provides fundamental knowledge critical to
programs; and
satisfying many of society’s needs: feeding and clothing and
x Prepare students for responsible contribution to society.
housing the world’s people, finding and using sources of
Curriculum
energy, improving health care, ensuring national security, and
The B.S. chemistry curricula, in addition to the strong
protecting the environment. The programs of the Chemistry
basis provided by the common core, contain three compo-
and Geochemistry Department are designed to educate pro-
nents: chemistry fundamentals, laboratory and communica-
fessionals for the varied career opportunities this central sci-
tion skills, and applications courses.
entific discipline affords. The curricula are therefore founded
in rigorous fundamental science complemented by applica-
Chemistry fundamentals
tion of these principles to the minerals, energy, materials, or
x Analytical chemistry - sampling, method selection,
environmental fields. For example, a specific B.S. curricular
statistical data analysis, error sources, interferences,
track emphasizing environmental chemistry is offered along
theory of operation of analytical instruments (atomic
with a more flexible track which can be tailored to optimize
and molecular spectroscopy, mass spectrometry, mag-
preparation consistent with students’ career goals. Those as-
netic resonance spectrometry, chromatography and
piring to enter Ph.D. programs in chemistry are encouraged
other separation methods, electroanalytical methods,
to include undergraduate research beyond the minimum
and thermal methods), calibration, standardization,
required among their elective hours. Others interested in in-
stoichiometry of analysis, equilibrium and kinetics
dustrial chemistry choose area of special interest courses in
principles in analysis.
chemical engineering or metallurgy, for example. A signifi-
x Inorganic chemistry - atomic structure and periodicity,
cant number of students complete degrees in both chemistry
crystal lattice structure, molecular geometry and bond-
and chemical engineering as an excellent preparation for in-
ing (VSEPR, Lewis structures, VB and MO theory,
dustrial careers.
bond energies and lengths), metals structure and prop-
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erties, acid-base theories, main-group element chem-
Applications
istry, coordination chemistry, term symbols, ligand
x 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
x Organic chemistry - bonding and structure, structure-
x Internship - summer or semester experience in an in-
physical property relationships, reactivity-structure re-
dustrial or governmental organization working on real-
lationships, reaction mechanisms (nucleophilic and
world problems
electrophilic substitution, addition, elimination, radical
x Undergraduate research-open-ended problem solving in
reactions, rearrangements, redox reactions, photochem-
the context of a research project
ical reactions, and metal-mediated reactions), chemical
kinetics, catalysis, major classes of compounds and
Degree Requirements (Chemistry)
their reactions, design of synthetic pathways.
The B.S. curricula in chemistry are outlined below. The
restrictions specific to the environmental chemistry track are
x Physical chemistry - thermodynamics (energy, enthalpy,
labeled (env) while those specific to the other track are labeled
entropy, equilibrium constants, free energy, chemical
(chm); those common to both tracks bear no label. In the envi-
potential, non-ideal systems, standard states, activity,
ronmental track the area of special interest must be in Environ-
phase rule, phase equilibria, phase diagrams), electro-
mental Science and Engineering (ESGN) (see page 55).
chemistry, kinetic theory (Maxwell-Boltzmann distri-
bution, collision frequency, effusion, heat capacity,
Sophomore Year Fall Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
equipartition of energy), kinetics (microscopic re-
MACS213 Calculus for Scientists & Engn’rs III
4
4
PHGN200 Physics II
3.5
3
4.5
versibility, relaxation processes, mechanisms and rate
DCGN209 Introduction to Thermodynamics
3
3
laws, collision and absolute rate theories), quantum
CHGN221 Organic Chemistry I
3
3
4
mechanics (Schroedinger equations, operators and
PAGN201 Physical Education III
2
0.5
matrix elements, particle-in-a-box, simple harmonic
Total
16
oscillator, rigid rotor, angular momentum, hydrogen
Sophomore Year Spring Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
atom, hydrogen wave functions, spin, Pauli principle,
CHGN222 Organic Chemistry II
3
3
4
LCAO method), spectroscopy (dipole selection rules,
Technical Elective#
3
3
rotational spectra, term symbols, atomic and molecular
MACS315 Differential Equations
3
3
electronic spectra, magnetic spectroscopy, Raman spec-
CHGN335 Instrumental Analysis
3
3
troscopy, multiphoton selection rules, lasers), statistical
CHGN201 Thermodynamics Laboratory
3
1
thermodynamics (ensembles, partition functions, Ein-
EPIC251 Design II
2
3
3
stein crystals, Debye crystals), group theory, surface
PAGN202 Physical Education IV
2
0.5
chemistry, X-ray crystallography, electron diffraction,
Total
17.5
dielectric constants, dipole moments.
Junior Year Fall Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
SYGN200 Human Systems
3
3
Laboratory and communication skills
CHGN428 Biochemistry
3
3
x Analytical methods - gravimetry, titrimetry, sample
CHGN336 Analytical Chemistry
3
3
dissolution, fusion, quantitative spectrophotometry,
CHGN337 Analytical Chemistry Laboratory
3
1
GC, HPLC, GC/MS, potentiometry, AA, ICP-AES
CHGN351 Physical Chemistry I
3
3
4
x Synthesis techniques - batch reactor assembly, inert-
Area of Special Interest Elective (chm**)
3
3
ESGN - Environmental Elective (env**)
3
3
atmosphere manipulations, vacuum line methods,
Total
17
high-temperature methods, high-pressure methods,
distillation, recrystallization, extraction, sublimation,
**specialty restrictions
chromatographic purification, product identification
Junior Year Spring Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
x
CHGN353 Physical Chemistry II
3
3
4
Physical measurements - refractometry, viscometry,
CHGN341 Descriptive Inorganic Chemistry
3
3
colligative properties, FTIR, NMR
CHGN323 Qualitative Organic Analysis
1
3
2
x Information retrieval - Chemical Abstracts, CA on-line,
CHGN395 Introduction to Undergraduate
CA registry numbers, Beilstein, Gmelin, handbooks,
Research
3
1
organic syntheses, organic reactions, inorganic syntheses,
EBGN201 Principles of Economics
3
3
primary sources, ACS Style Guide
Area of Special Interest Elective (chm**)
3
3
Free elective
3
3
x Reporting - lab notebook, experiment and research re-
LAIS/EBGN H&SS Elective I
3
3
ports, technical oral reports
Total
19
x Communication - scientific reviews, seminar presenta-
**specialty restrictions
tions
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Junior-Senior Year Summer Field Session
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
Economics and Business
CHGN490 Synthesis & Characterization
18
6
Total
6
RODERICK G. EGGERT, Professor and Division Director
Senior Year Fall Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
JOHN T. CUDDINGTON, William J. Coulter Professor
CHGN495 Research
9
3
CAROL A. DAHL, Professor
Area of Special Interest Elective (chm**)
3
3
GRAHAM A. DAVIS, Associate Professor
ESGN Area of Special Interest (env**)
6
6
MICHAEL R. WALLS, Associate Professor
LAIS/EBGN H&SS Cluster Elective II
3
3
EDWARD J. BALISTRERI, Assistant Professor
CHGN401 Theoretical Inorganic Chem. (chm**) 3
3
CIGDEM Z. GURGUR, Assistant Professor
Free elective (chm**)
3
3
MICHAEL B. HEELEY, Assistant Professor
Total
15
IRINA KHINDANOVA, Assistant Professor
DAVID W. MOORE, Assistant Professor
**specialty restrictions
ALEXANDRA M. NEWMAN, Assistant Professor
Senior Year Spring Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
MARK B. CRONSHAW, Lecturer
CHGN495 Undergraduate Research
6
2
JOHN M. STERMOLE, Lecturer
CHGN410 Surface Chemistry (env**)
3
3
ANN DOZORETZ, Instructor
Area of Special Interest Elective (chm**)
3
3
FRANKLIN J. STERMOLE, Professor Emeritus
ESGN Area of Special Interest (env**)
3
3
JOHN E. TILTON, University Emeritus Professor
LAIS/EBGN H&SS Cluster Elective III
3
3
ROBERT E. D. WOOLSEY, Professor Emeritus
CHGN403 Environmental Chemistry (env**)
3
3
Free elective (chm**)
3
3
Program Description
Free elective
3
3
The economy is becoming increasingly global and de-
Total
14
pendent on advanced technology. In such a world, private
Degree Total
137.5
companies and public organizations need leaders and man-
agers who understand economics and business, as well as
# Possible electives that will be recommended to students are:
science and technology.
SYGN202; SYGN203; ChEN201; PHGN300; EBGN305,
EBGN306, EBGN310, EBGN311, EBGN312; ESGN201/BELS301;
Programs in the Division of Economics and Business are
ESGN353; GEOL201, 210, 212; MNGN210; PEGN102; CHGN462
designed to bridge the gap that often exists between econo-
Chemistry Minor and ASI Programs
mists and managers, on the one hand, and engineers and sci-
No specific course sequences are suggested for students
entists, on the other. All CSM undergraduate students are
wishing to include chemistry minors or areas of special inter-
introduced to economic principles in a required course, and
est in their programs. Rather, those students should consult
many pursue additional course work in minor programs or
with the CHGC department head (or designated faculty
elective courses. The courses introduce undergraduate stu-
member) to design appropriate sequences.
dents to economic and business principles so that they will
understand the economic and business environments, both
national and global, in which they will work and live.
In keeping with the mission of the Colorado School of
Mines, the Division of Economics and Business offers a
Bachelor of Science in Economics. Most economics degrees
at other universities are awarded as a Bachelor of Arts, with a
strong liberal arts component. Our degree, the only one of its
kind in Colorado, is grounded in mathematics, engineering
and the sciences. We graduate technologically literate econo-
mists with quantitative economics and business skills that
give them a competitive advantage in today’s economy.
Economics majors have a range of career options follow-
ing their undergraduate studies. Some pursue graduate de-
grees in economics, business, or law. Others begin careers as
managers, economic advisors, and financial officers in busi-
ness or government, often in organizations that deal with en-
gineering, applied science, and advanced technology.
Program Educational Objectives (Bachelor of
Science in Economics)
In addition to contributing toward achieving the educa-
tional objectives described in the CSM Graduate Profile and
the ABET Accreditation Criteria, the educational objectives
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of the undergraduate program in economics and business are:
Junior Year Spring Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
EBGN321 Engineering Economics
3
3
To provide students with a strong foundation in economic
EBGN409 Math Econ. or
theory and analytical techniques, taking advantage of the
EBGN455 Lin. Prog.**
3
3
mathematical and quantitative abilities of CSM under-
EBGN Elective II
3
3
graduate students; and
LAIS Restricted Elective I
3
3
To prepare students for the work force, especially in
LAIS H&SS Cluster Elective II
3
3
organizations in CSM’s areas of traditional strength
Free Elective
3
3
Total
18
(engineering, applied science, mathematics and computer
science), and for graduate school, especially in economics,
Summer Field Session
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
business, and law.
EBGN402 Field Session
3
3
Total
3
Curriculum
Senior Year Fall Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
Within the major, students can choose a special concentration
EBGN490 Econometrics
3
3
in Global Business or Technology. If students do not choose one
EBGN Elective III
3
3
of these options, they will complete the (default) Economics and
LAIS Restricted Elective II
3
3
Business option. All economics majors take forty-five percent of
LAIS H&SS Cluster Elective III
3
3
their courses in math, science, and engineering, including the
Free Elective
3
3
same core required of all CSM undergraduates. Students take
Total
15
another forty percent of their courses in economics, business,
Senior Year Spring Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
and the humanities and social sciences more generally. The re-
EBGN Elective IV
3
3
maining fifteen percent of the course work can come from any
LAIS Restricted Elective III
3
3
field. Many students complete minor programs in a technical
Free Electives
9
9
field, such as computer science, engineering, geology, or envi-
Total
15
ronmental science. A number of students pursue double majors.
Degree Total
135.5
To complete the economics major, students must take 39
*Students who complete the EBGN311/312 sequence are not re-
hours of 300 and 400 level economics and business courses.
quired to take EBGN201. For students pursuing a major in econom-
Of these, 18 hours must be at the 400 level. At least 30 of the
ics, EBGN201 is not a substitute for either EBGN311 or EBGN312.
required 39 hours must be taken in residence in the home de-
**Students must take either EBGN409 or EBGN455.
partment. For students participating in an approved foreign
Technology Option
study program, up to 19 hours of the 30 hours in residence
Sophomore Year Fall Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
requirement may be taken abroad.
Same courses as in default option above.
Total
18
Degree Requirements in Economics
Economics and Business Option (default)
Sophomore Year Spring Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
Sophomore Year Fall Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
Same courses as in default option above.
EBGN311 Principles of Microeconomics*
3
3
Total
15.5
PHGN200 Physics II
3.5
3
4.5
Junior Year Fall Semester lec. lab. sem.hrs.
MACS213 Calc. for Scientists & Engineers III
4
4
EBGN325 Operations Research
3
3
SYGN200 Human Systems
3
3
EBGN411 Intermediate Microeconomics
3
3
EPICS251 or EPICS252 Design II
2
3
3
EBGN412 Intermediate Macroeconomics
3
3
PAGN201 Physical Education III
2
0.5
EBGN Technology Elective I
3
3
Total
18
MACS323 Probability and Statistics
3
3
Sophomore Year Spring Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
LAIS H&SS Cluster Elective I
3
3
EBGN312 Principles of Macroeconomics*
3
3
Total
18
MACS315 Differential Equations
3
3
Junior Year Spring Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
MACS332 Linear Algebra
3
3
EBGN321 Engineering Economics
3
3
PAGN202 Physical Education IV
2
0.5
EBGN409 Math Econ or
Free Electives
6
6
EBGN455 Lin. Prog.**
3
3
Total
15.5
EBGN Technology Elective II
3
3
Junior Year Fall Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
Technology Elective I
3
3
EBGN325 Operations Research
3
3
LAIS H&SS Cluster Elective II
3
3
EBGN411 Intermediate Microeconomics
3
3
Free Elective
3
3
EBGN412 Intermediate Macroeconomics
3
3
Total
18
EBGN Elective I
3
3
Summer Field Session
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
MACS323 Probability and Statistics
3
3
EBGN402 Field Session
3
3
LAIS H&SS Cluster Elective I
3
3
Total
3
Total
18
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Senior Year Fall Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
Electives for the Economics Major Listed by
EBGN490 Econometrics
3
3
Specialization
EBGN Technology Elective III
3
3
Economics and Business Specialization (default)
LAIS Technology Elective II
3
3
Economics and Business specialization students take 12
LAIS H&SS Cluster Elective III
3
3
hours from the following list of EBGN electives, of which at
Free Electives
3
3
least 3 hours must be a 400-level course that has EBGN411
Total
15
and/or EBGN412 as prerequisites.
Senior Year Spring Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
EBGN304 Personal Finance
EBGN Technology Elective IV
3
3
EBGN305 Financial Accounting
LAIS Technology Elective III
3
3
EBGN306 Managerial Accounting
Free Electives
9
9
EBGN310 Environmental and Resource Economics
Total
15
EBGN314 Principles of Management
Degree Total
135.5
EBGN315 Business Strategy
** Students must take either EBGN409 or EBGN455.
EBGN320 Economics and Technology
Global Business Option
EBGN330 Energy Economics
Sophomore Year Fall Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
EBGN342 Economic Development
Same courses as in default option above.
EBGN345 Principles of Corporate Finance
Total
18
EBGN401 History of Economic Thought
EBGN409 Mathematical Economics†
Sophomore Year Spring Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
EBGN441 International Trade
Same courses as in default option above.
EBGN445 International Business Finance
Total
15.5
EBGN455 Linear Programming†
Junior Year Fall Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
EBGN495 Economic Forecasting
EBGN325 Operations Research
3
3
EBGN5XX††
EBGN411 Intermediate Microeconomics
3
3
†Only counts if not taken as part of the EBGN core.
EBGN412 Intermediate Macroeconomics
3
3
††
EBGN Global Business Elective I
3
3
Seniors with at least a 2.50 cumulative GPA may take a 500-level
MACS323 Probability and Statistics
3
3
course with the consent of their department and the Dean of
LAIS H&SS Cluster Elective I
3
3
Graduate Studies.
Total
18
Economics and Business specialization students take 9
Junior Year Spring Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
hours from the following list of LAIS restricted electives.
EBGN321 Engineering Economics
3
3
Courses used to satisfy the H&SS cluster requirements can-
EBGN409 Math Econ or
not be double counted.
EBGN 455 Lin. Prog.**
3
3
LICM301 Professional Oral Communication
EBGN Global Business Elective II
3
3
LICM306 Selected Topics in Written Communication
LIFL Foreign Language I*
3
3
LAIS285 Introduction to Law and Legal Systems
LAIS H&SS Cluster Elective II
3
3
LAIS335 International Political Economy of Latin America
Free Elective
3
3
LAIS337 International Political Economy of Asia
Total
18
LAIS339 International Political Economy of the Middle East
Summer Field Session
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
LAIS341 International Political Economy of Africa
EBGN402 Field Session
6
3
LAIS345 International Political Economy
Total
3
LAIS435 Latin American Development
Senior Year Fall Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
LAIS436 Hemispheric Integration in the Americas
EBGN490 Econometrics
3
3
LAIS437 Asian Development
EBGN Global Business Elective III
3
3
LAIS441 African Development
LAIS Global Business Elective I
3
3
LAIS446 Globalization
LIFL Foreign Language II*
3
3
LAIS447 Global Corporations
LAIS H&SS Cluster Elective III
3
3
LAIS448 Global Environmental Issues
Total
15
LAIS452 Corruption and Development
LAIS470 Technology and Gender Issues
Senior Year Spring Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
LAIS486 Science and Technology Policy
EBGN Global Business Elective IV
3
3
LAIS Global Business Elective II
3
3
Technology Specialization
Free Electives
9
9
Technology specialization students take 12 hours from the
Total
15
following list of EBGN courses, of which 3 hours must be
Degree Total
135.5
Economics and Technology, and at least 3 hours must be a
400-level course that has EBGN411 and/or EBGN412 as pre-
*Must be in same language.
requisites.
**Students must take either EBGN409 or EBGN455.
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EBGN314 Principles of Management
LAIS447 Global Corporations
EBGN315 Business Strategy
LAIS448 Global Environmental Issues
EBGN320 Economics and Technology
LAIS452 Corruption and Development
EBGN409 Mathematical Economics†
Minor Program
EBGN455 Linear Programming†
The minor in Economics requires that students complete 6
EBGN495 Economic Forecasting
EBGN5XX††
economics courses, for a total of 18 credit hours. Minors are
required to take Principles of Microeconomics (EBGN311)
†Only counts if not taken as part of the EBGN core.
and Principles of Macroeconomics (EBGN312). Students
††Seniors with at least a 2.50 cumulative GPA may take a 500-level
who complete the EBGN311/312 sequence are not required
course with the consent of their department and the Dean of Gradu-
to take EBGN201 to satisfy their CSM core curriculum re-
ate Studies.
quirement. If a student has already taken EBGN201 in addi-
Technology specialization students take 9 hours from the
tion to EBGN311 and EBGN312, he/she should choose 3
following list of LAIS courses. Courses used to satisfy the
additional courses from the lists below. If a student has not
H&SS cluster requirements cannot be double counted.
taken EBGN201, he/she should choose 4 additional courses
LICM301 Professional Oral Communication
from the lists below. Students can choose courses from either
LICM306 Selected Topics in Written Communication
the economics focus or the business focus list (or both). Re-
LAIS371 History of Technology
gardless of their course selection, the minor remains “Eco-
LAIS470 Technology and Gender Issues
nomics and Business.” Economics courses taken as part of
LAIS476 Technology and International Development
the Humanities and Social Sciences cluster electives can be
LAIS486 Science and Technology Policy
counted toward the minor.
Global Business Specialization
Global Business specialization students take 12 hours from
Area of Special Interest
the following list of EBGN courses, of which at least 3 hours
The area of special interest in Economics and Business re-
must be a 400-level course that has EBGN411 and/or
quires that students complete either Principles of Economics
EBGN412 as prerequisites.
(EBGN201) and 3 other courses in economics and business
chosen from the lists below, for a total of 12 credit hours, or
EBGN305 Financial Accounting
Principles of Microeconomics (EBGN311), Principles of
EBGN306 Managerial Accounting
EBGN314 Principles of Management
Macroeconomics (EBGN312) and 2 other courses chosen
EBGN315 Business Strategy
from the lists below, for a total of 12 credit hours. Students
EBGN342 Economic Development
who complete the EBGN311/312 sequence are not required
EBGN345 Principles of Corporate Finance
to take EBGN201 to satisfy their core curriculum require-
EBGN409 Mathematical Economics†
ment. Economics courses taken as part of the Humanities and
EBGN455 Linear Programming†
Social Sciences cluster electives can be counted toward the
EBGN441 International Trade
area of special interest.
EBGN445 International Business Finance
EBGN495 Economic Forecasting
Economics Focus
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
EBGN5XX††
EBGN310 Environmental and Resource Econ.
3
3
EBGN315 Business Strategy
3
3
†Only counts if not taken as part of the EBGN core.
EBGN320 Economics and Technology
3
3
††Seniors with at least a 2.50 cumulative GPA may take a 500-level
EBGN330 Energy Economics
3
3
course with the consent of their department and the Dean of
EBGN342 Economic Development
3
3
Graduate Studies.
EBGN401 History of Economic Thought
3
3
Global Business specialization students take 6 hours from
EBGN409 Mathematical Economics
3
3
EBGN411 Intermediate Microeconomics
3
3
the following list of LAIS courses. Courses used to satisfy
EBGN412 Intermediate Macroeconomics
3
3
the H&SS cluster requirements cannot be double counted.
EBGN441 International Economics
3
3
LICM301 Professional Oral Communication
EBGN490 Econometrics
3
3
LICM306 Selected Topics in Written Communication
EBGN495 Economic Forecasting
3
3
LAIS285 Introduction to Law and Legal Systems
Business Focus
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
LAIS335 International Political Economy of Latin America
EBGN304 Personal Finance
3
3
LAIS337 International Political Economy of Asia
EBGN305 Financial Accounting
3
3
LAIS339 International Political Economy of the Middle East
EBGN306 Managerial Accounting
3
3
LAIS341 International Political Economy of Africa
EBGN314 Principles of Management
3
3
LAIS345 International Political Economy
EBGN321 Engineering Economics
3
3
LAIS435 Latin American Development
EBGN325 Operations Research
3
3
LAIS436 Hemispheric Integration in the Americas
EBGN345 Corporate Finance
3
3
LAIS437 Asian Development
EBGN445 International Business Finance
3
3
LAIS441 African Development
EBGN455 Linear Programming
3
3
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47

Engineering
Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and
Technology (ABET), 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Balti-
DAVID MUNOZ, Associate Professor, Interim Division Director
more, MD 21202-4012, telephone (410) 347-7700.
D. VAUGHAN GRIFFITHS, Professor, Civil Program Chair
ROBERT J. KEE, George R. Brown Distinguished Professor
Program Educational Objectives (Bachelor of
ROBERT H. KING, Professor
Science in Engineering)
KEVIN MOORE, Gerard August Dobelman Chair and Professor
In addition to contributing toward achieving the educa-
NING LU, Professor
tional objectives described in the CSM Graduate Profile and
MARK T. LUSK, Professor, Mechanical Program Chair
the ABET Accreditation Criteria, the Engineering Program
NIGEL T. MIDDLETON, Professor, Executive Vice President for
at CSM has established the following program education
Academic Affairs, and Dean of Faculty
objectives:
GRAHAM G. W. MUSTOE, Professor
TERENCE E. PARKER, Professor
x Graduates will understand the design and analysis of
PANKAJ K. (PK) SEN, Professor, Electrical Program Chair
engineering systems and the interdisciplinary nature of
JOEL M. BACH,Associate Professor
engineering.
JOHN R. BERGER, Associate Professor
x Graduates will have an appreciation for engineering
WILLIAM A. HOFF, Associate Professor
practice as it relates to the earth, energy, materials and
PANOS D. KIOUSIS, Associate Professor
environment.
MICHAEL MOONEY, Associate Professor
x Graduates will have the engineering expertise and life-
PAUL PAPAS, Associate Professor
long learning skills to meet the present and future
MARCELO GODOY SIMOES, Associate Professor
JOHN P. H. STEELE, Associate Professor
needs of society.
CATHERINE K. SKOKAN, Associate Professor
x Graduates will be able to incorporate non-technical
TYRONE VINCENT, Associate Professor
constraints and opportunities (i.e. aesthetic, social,
RAY RUICHONG ZHANG, Associate Professor
ethical, etc.) in their engineering practice.
CRISTIAN V. CIOBANU, Assistant Professor
x Graduates will be well-prepared to assume entry level
RICHARD CHRISTENSON, Assistant Professor
positions in industry or to enter appropriate graduate
KATHRYN JOHNSON, Clare Boothe Luce Assistant Professor
programs.
NEAL SULLIVAN, Assistant Professor
MONEESH UPMANYU, Assistant Professor
Curriculum
MANOJA WEISS, Assistant Professor
During their first two years at CSM, students complete a
RICHARD PASSAMANECK, Senior Lecturer
set of core courses that include basic sciences, to provide
SANAA ABDEL-AZIM, Lecturer
knowledge about nature and its phenomena, and engineering
CANDACE S. AMMERMAN, Lecturer
sciences, to extend the basic sciences through creative use of
RAVEL F. AMMERMAN, Lecturer
laws of nature. Course work in mathematics is an essential
CARA COAD, Lecturer
part of the curriculum, giving engineering students essential
JOSEPH P. CROCKER, Lecturer
tools for modeling, analyzing and predicting physical phe-
TOM GROVER, Lecturer
nomena. A total of forty-six credit hours address the important
ROBERT D. SUTTON, Lecturer
HAROLD W. OLSEN, Research Professor
areas of mathematics and the basic sciences. The core also in-
JOAN P. GOSINK, Emerita Professor
cludes liberal arts and international studies which enrich the
MICHAEL B. McGRATH, Emeritus Professor
educational experience and instill a greater understanding of
KARL R. NELSON, Emeritus Associate Professor
how engineering decisions impact human and social affairs.
GABRIEL M. NEUNZERT, Emeritus Associate Professor
Engineering design course work begins in the freshman
Note: Faculty for the environmental engineering specialty are listed
year in Engineering Practice Introductory Course Sequence
in the Environmental Science and Engineering section of this Bulletin.
(EPICS) Design I, and continues through the four-year cur-
Program Description
riculum. This experience teaches design methodology and
The Division of Engineering offers a design-oriented,
stresses the creative and synthesis aspects of the engineering
interdisciplinary, accredited non-traditional undergraduate
profession. Three systems-oriented courses demonstrate the
program in engineering with specialization in civil, electrical,
linkages among earth and environmental systems, human
environmental or mechanical engineering. The program
systems, and engineered systems.
emphasizes fundamental engineering principles to provide a
Students complete an advanced core that includes electric
viable basis for lifelong learning. Graduates are in a position
circuits, electronics and power, engineering mechanics, ad-
to take advantage of a broad variety of professional opportu-
vanced mathematics, thermodynamics, economics, engineer-
nities, and are well-prepared for an engineering career in a
ing design, and additional studies in liberal arts and
world of rapid technological change.
international topics. In their last two years of study, students
The program leading to the degree Bachelor of Science in
must choose a specialty, consisting of at least 24 credit hours
Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation
in civil, electrical, environmental or mechanical engineering,
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plus at least 9 credit hours of free electives. These electives,
and environmental protection. Topics covered include envi-
at the student’s discretion, can be used to obtain an “area of
ronmental science and regulatory processes, water and waste-
special interest” of at least 12 semester hours or a minor of at
water engineering, solid and hazardous waste management,
least 18 semester hours in another department or division.
and contaminated site remediation.
All students must complete a capstone design course,
The Mechanical Engineering Specialty complements the
stressing the interdisciplinary nature of engineering systems.
core curriculum with courses that provide depth in material
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.
to the metallurgical and materials engineering, physics,
Specifically, 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 Multi-
mentation systems, and the program makes extensive use of
disciplinary Engineering Laboratory sequence promotes life-
computer-based analysis techniques.
long learning skills using state-of-the-art instrumentation
The Division of Engineering is housed in George R.
funded through grants from the Department of Education/
Brown Hall. Emphasis on hands-on education is reflected in
Fund for the Improvement of Post-Secondary Education, the
the division’s extensive teaching and research laboratories.
National Science Foundation, the Parsons Foundation,
Interdisciplinary laboratories include the IBM Automated
Chevron, Kennecott Mining, and Fluor Daniel.
Systems Laboratory, the Multidisciplinary Engineering
The Civil Engineering Specialty builds on the multi-
Laboratories, the USGS Soil Mechanics Laboratory, and
disciplinary engineering principles of the core curriculum to
environmental 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
Civil Specialty
Sophomore (Fall)
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
the opportunity for further specialization in, for example,
DCGN241 Statics
3
3
Environmental Engineering or Applied Mechanics. Civil
EBGN201 Principles of Economics
3
3
Specialty students interested in a more research-oriented
MACS213 Calc. for Scientists & Engineers III
4
4
component to their undergraduate curriculum are encouraged
PHGN200 Physics II
3
3
4.5
to take on an Independent Study project with one of the Civil
MACS260 Fortran 95 (or MACS 261)
2
2
Engineering Faculty. These projects can offer a useful insight
PAGN2XX Physical Education
2
0.5
into graduate 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
EGGN320 Mechanics of Materials
3
3
Control. The program also includes microprocessor-based
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
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Junior (Fall)
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
EGGN371 Engineering Thermodynamics
3
3
EGGN361 Soil Mechanics
3
3
EGGN382 Engineering Circuit Analysis
3
3
EGGN363 Soil Mechanics Laboratory
3
1
EGGN388 Information Systems Science
3
3
EGGN315 Dynamics
3
3
EGGN384 Digital Logic
3
3
4
EGGN413 Computer Aided Engineering
3
3
Total
19
EGGN342 Structural Theory
3
3
Junior Year Spring Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
LAIS/EBGN Cluster Elective I
3
3
LAIS/EBGN H&SS cluster elective
I
3
3
Total
16
EGGN351 Fluid Mechanics
3
3
Junior (Spring)
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
EGGN385 Electronic Devices & Circuits
3
3
4
MACS348 Engineering Mathematics
3
3
EGGN386 Fundamentals of Engineering
EGGN464 Foundation Engineering
3
3
Electromagnetics
3
3
3
DCGN210 Introduction to Thermodynamics
3
3
EGGN389 Fund. of Electric Machinery
3
3
4
EGGN444/445 Design of Steel or
Total
17
Concrete Structures
3
3
Junior-Senior Year Summer Field Session
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
Civil Elective
3
3
EGGN334 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
Electrical 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
Senior Year Spring Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
Civil Elective
3
3
Free electives
9
9
Total
16.5
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
Degree Total
141
Free Elective
3
3
Free Elective
3
3
Environmental Specialty
Free Elective
3
3
Sophomore Year Fall Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
Total
18
DCGN241 Statics
3
3
SYGN200
3
3
Degree Total
138.50
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.
MACS260** 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
Sophomore Year Spring Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
PHGN200 Physics II
3
3
4.5
MACS315 Differential Equations
3
3
MACS261 Computer Programming Concepts
PAGN2XX Physical Education
2
0.5
(C++)
3
3
EGGN320 Mechanics of Materials
3
3
PAGN2XX Physical Education
2
0.5
DCGN381 Elect. Circuits, Elect. & Pwr.
3
3
Total
18
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
EGGN201 Principles of Economics
3
3
PAGN2XX Physical Education
2
0.5
Total
17
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
Junior Year Fall Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
EGGN353 Environmental Sci. & Eng. I
3
3
MACS323 Probability & Statistics
3
3
Total
18
MACS348 Engineering Mathematics
3
3
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Junior Year Spring Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
EGGN407 Feedback Control Systems
3
3
LAIS/EBGN H&SS cluster elective I
3
3
EGGN413 Computer-Aided Engineering
3
3
EGGN350 Multi-disc. Eng. Lab. II
4.5
1.5
EGGN Mechanical Specialty Elective
3
3
EGGN354 Environmental Sci. & Eng. II
3
3
Total
16.5
Free elective
6
6
Senior Year Fall Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
EGGN Environmental Specialty Elective
3
3
EGGN450 Multi-disc. Eng. Lab. III
3
1
Total
16.5
EGGN491 Senior Design I
2
3
3
Junior-Senior Year Summer Field Session
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
Free elective
3
3
EGGN335 Field Session Environmental
3
LAIS/EBGN H&SS cluster elective II
3
3
Total
3
EGGN471 Heat Transfer
3
3
Senior Year Fall Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
EGGN411 Machine Design
3
3
4
EGGN491 Senior Design I
2
3
3
Total
17
Free elective
3
3
Senior Year Spring Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
EGGN Environmental Specialty Elective
6
6
Free elective
6
6
EGGN413 Computer Aided Engineering
3
3
LAIS/EBGN H&SS cluster elective III
3
3
Total
15
EGGN492 Senior Design II
1
6
3
Senior Year Spring Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
Mechanical Electives
6
6
Free elective
3
3
Total
18
LAIS/EBGN H&SS cluster elective II
3
3
Degree Total
140.5
LAIS/EBGN H&SS cluster elective III
3
3
*Mechanical Engineering students may take a single 4-credit course,
EGGN492 Senior Design II
1
6
3
EGGN398A Special Topics in Statics/Strengths instead of taking
EGGN Environmental Specialty Elective
6
6
separate 3-credit courses in DCGN241 Statics and EGGN320
Total
18
Strength of Materials.
Degree Total
137.5
Mechanical Engineering students may take the 2-credit MA260 For-
Mechanical Specialty*
tran or Java Programming instead of the 3-credit MA261 Program-
Sophomore Year Fall Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
ming Concepts in C++
DCGN241 Statics
3
3
Engineering Specialty Electives
SYGN200
3
3
Civil Specialty
MACS213 Calc. for Scists & Engn’rs III
4
4
Civil Specialty students are required to take three civil
PHGN200 Physics II
3
3
4.5
elective courses from the following list. The electives have
MACS 261** Programming
2/3
3
been grouped by themes for convenience only. When choos-
PAGN2XX Physical Education
2
0.5
Total
18
ing their three courses, students can elect for breadth across
themes or depth within a theme.
Sophomore Year Spring Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
MACS315 Differential Equations
3
3
Students must take at least two courses marked (A).
PAGN2XX Physical Education
2
0.5
Environmental
SYGN202 Engineered Material Systems
3
3
EGGN353
(A)Fundamentals of Environmental Science and
EGGN320 Mechanics of Materials
3
3
Engineering I
DCGN381 Elect. Circuits, Elect. & Pwr.
3
3
EGGN354
(A)Fundamentals of Environmental Science and
EGGN250 Multi-disc. Eng. Lab. I
4.5
1.5
Engineering II
EPIC251 Design II
3
1
3
EGGN451
(A)Hydraulic Problems
Total
17
EGGN453
(A)Wastewater Engineering
Summer Field Session
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
EGGN454
(A)Water Supply Engineering
EGGN235 Field Session - Mechanical
3
EGGN455
(A)Solid and Hazardous Waste Engineering
Total
3
EGGN456
(A)Scientific Basis of Environmental Regulations
EGGN457
(A)Site Remediation Engineering
Junior Year Fall Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
MACS323 Probability & Statistics
3
3
General
MACS348 Engineering Mathematics
3
3
EGGN333
(A)Geographical Measurement Systems
LAIS/EBGN H&SS cluster elective I
3
3
EGGN407
(A)Feedback control systems
EGGN315 Dynamics
3
3
EGGN460
(A)Numerical Methods for Engineers
EGGN371 Engineering Thermodynamics
3
3
EGGN498
(A)Traffic Engineering
EGGN388 Information Systems Science
3
3
EBGN421
(A)Engineering Economics
Total
18
EBGN553
(B)Project Management
EGGN399/499 (B)Independent Study (Civil)
Junior Year Spring Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
EBGN201 Principles of Economics
3
3
Geotechnical
EGGN351 Fluid Mechanics
3
3
EGGN465
(A)Unsaturated Soil Mechanics
EGGN350 Multi-disc. Eng. Lab. II
4.5
1.5
EGGN448
(A)Advanced Soil Mechanics
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EGGN498
(A)Advanced Foundations
ESGN462
Solid Waste Minimization
EGES534
(A)Soil Behavior
ESGN463
Industrial Waste: Recycling and Marketing
EGES598
(A)Soil dynamics and foundation vibrations
GEGN466
Groundwater Engineering
MNGN321 (A)Introduction to Rock Mechanics
Student should consult their faculty advisor or Environ-
MNGN404 (B)Tunneling
mental Engineering Program Chair for guidance on
MNGN405 (B)Rock Mechanics in Mining
MNGN406 (B)Design and Support of Underground Excavations
course substitutions
GEGN466
(B)Groundwater Engineering
Mechanical Specialty
GEGN468
(B)Engineering Geology and Geotechnics
The list of approved Mechanical Engineering electives
GEGN473
(B)Site investigation
appears below. Students are required to take three of these
Mechanics
courses and at least one must be from List A. In addition to
EGGN422
(A)Advanced Mechanics of Materials
these courses, any graduate course taught by a member of the
EGGN442
(A)Finite Element Methods For Engineers
Mechanical Engineering faculty will also be counted as a
EGGN473
(A)Fluid Mechanics II
Mechanical Elective. No other courses can be counted as a
EGGN478
(A)Engineering Dynamics
Mechanical Elective without the written approval of the
Structural
Mechanical Engineering Program Chair. Students are welcome
EGGN441
(A)Advanced Structural Analysis
to petition to have a course approved, and the petition form is
EGGN444/445 (A)Steel Design or Concrete Design
provided on the Mechanical Engineering web site. Courses
EGGN498
(A)Steel Design II
are occasionally added to this list with the most updated ver-
EGGN498
(A)Structural Dynamics
sion maintained on the Mechanical Engineering web site.
EGGN498
(A)Concrete Design II
EGGN498
(A)Experimental Structural Dynamics
List A
EGGN398/498 (B)Steel Bridge/Concrete Canoe
EGGN422
Advanced Mechanics of Materials
EGGN473
Fluid Mechanics II
Graduate courses in EG and elsewhere may occasionally be ap-
EGGN403
Thermodynamics II
proved as civil electives on an ad hoc basis. In order for a course that
EGGN478
Engineering Dynamics
is not listed here to be considered, the student should submit a writ-
ten request in advance to the Civil Program Chair enclosing a copy
List B
of the course syllabus.
EGGN389
Fundamentals of Electric Machinery
EGGN400
Introduction to Robotics
Electrical Specialty
EGGN420
Biomedical Engineering
Electrical specialty students are required to take three from
EGGN425
Musculoskeletal Biomechanics
the following list of electrical technical elective courses:
EGGN430
Biomedical Instrumentation
EGGN430
Biomedical Instrumentation
EGGN442
Finite Element Methods for Engineering
EGGN482
Microcomputer Architecture and Interfacing
EGGN444
Design of Steel Structures
EGGN483
Analog and Digital Communications Systems
EGGN460
Numerical Methods for Engineers
EGGN484
Power Systems Analysis
EBGN321
Engineering Economics
PHGN300
Modern Physics
ESGN527
Watersheds System Analysis
EGGN485
Introduction to High Power Electronics
MTGN/EGGN390
Materials and Manufacturing Processes
PHGN440
Solid State Physics
MTGN445 Mechanical Properties of Materials
PHGN435
Interdisciplinary Microelectronics Processing Laboratory
MTGN450 Statistical Control of Materials Processes
MTGN464 Forging and Forming
*Approved special topics with a number EGGN398/498 and all
PEGN361
Completion Engineering (II)
graduate courses taught in the Electrical Engineering specialty area.
PEGN311
Drilling Engineering Principles
Students should consult their faculty advisor or Electrical Engineer-
PHGN350
Intermediate Mechanics
ing Program Chair for guidance
PHGN440
Solid State Physics
Environmental Specialty
Division of Engineering Areas of Special Interest
All students pursuing the Environmental Specialty are
required to take EGGN/ESGN353 and EGGN/ESGN354.
and Minor Programs
These courses are prerequisites for many 400 level Environ-
General Requirements
mental Specialty courses. In addition students are required to
A Minor Program of study must consist of a minimum of
take five courses from the following list:
18 credit hours of a logical sequence of courses, only three
hours of which may be taken at the 100- or 200- level. No
ESGN401
Fundamentals of Ecology
more than six credit hours of the sequence may be taken in
ESGN440
Environmental Pollution: Sources, Characteristics,
the student’s degree granting department.
Transport and Fate
EGGN451
Hydraulic Problems
EGGN/ESGN453 Wastewater Engineering
EGGN/ESGN454 Water Supply Engineering
EGGN/ESGN456 Scientific Basis of Environment Regulations
EGGN/ESGN457 Site Remediation Engineering
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An Area of Special Interest (ASI) must consist of a mini-
backgrounds or interests, these sequences may be adapted ac-
mum of 12 credit hours of a logical sequence of courses, only
cordingly through consultation with faculty in the Engineer-
three hours of which may be taken at the 100- or 200-level.
ing Division.
No more than three credit hours of the sequence may be
General Engineering Program
specifically required by the degree program in which the
A twelve (ASI) or eighteen hour (minor) sequence must
student is graduating.
be selected from:
A Minor Program / Area of Special Interest declaration
DCGN241 Statics
3 sem hrs.
(available in the Registrar’s Office) should be submitted for
EGGN320 Mechanics of Materials
3 sem hrs.
approval prior to the student’s completion of half of the hours
EGGN351 Fluid Mechanics
3 sem hrs.
proposed to constitute the program. Approvals are required
EGGN371 Thermodynamics
3 sem hrs.
from the Director of the Engineering Division, the student’s
DCGN381 Electrical Circuits, Electronics and Power
3 sem hrs.
advisor, and the Department Head or Division Director in the
EGGN315 Dynamics
3 sem hrs.
department or division in which the student is enrolled.
EBGN421 Engineering Economics
3 sem hrs.
Note: Multidisciplinary Engineering Laboratories I, II and III
The Humanitarian Engineering Minor (HE) is an alter-
(EGGN 250, 350 and 450, respectively) may be taken as laboratory
native available to engineering students seeking to have a
supplements to DCGN 381, EGGN351 and EGGN320.
direct impact on meeting the basic needs of humanity. This
minor program lies at the intersection of society, culture, and
Engineering Specialties Program
technology. Technologically-oriented humanitarian projects
Civil
are intended to provide fundamental needs (food, water,
A twelve (ASI) or eighteen hour (minor) sequence must be
waste treatment, shelter, and power) when these are missing
selected from:
or inadequate for human development, or higher-level needs
EGGN342 Structural Theory
3 sem hrs.
for underserved communities within developed and develop-
EGGN361 Soil Mechanics
3 sem hrs.
ing countries. The Humanitarian Engineering Minor com-
EGGN363 Soil Mechanics Laboratory
1 sem hrs.
bines courses in LAIS with technical courses offered through
EGGN441 Advanced Structural Theory
3 sem hrs.
EGGN444 Design of Steel Structures
3 sem hrs.
the Engineering Division or other appropriate applied
EGGN445 Design of Reinforced Concrete Structures
3 sem hrs.
courses offered on the Mines campus (or at other universi-
EGGN448 Advanced Soil Mechanics
3 sem hrs.
ties, subject to Humanitarian Engineering Steering Commit-
EGGN451 Hydraulic Problems
3 sem hrs.
tee approval). Students may also wish to investigate the
EGGN464 Foundations
3 sem hrs.
18-credit Minor in Humanitarian Studies and Technology.
EGGN333 Geographic Measurement Systems
3 sem hrs.
Programs in the Engineering Division
EGGN354 Fundamentals of Environmental Science
The Engineering Division offers minor and ASI programs
and Engineering II
3 sem hrs.
EGGN422 Advanced Mechanics of Materials
3 sem hrs.
to meet two sets of audiences. The first is a program in Gen-
EGGN442 Finite Element Methods for Engineers
3 sem hrs.
eral Engineering which is suited to students who are not pur-
EGGN453 Wastewater Engineering
3 sem hrs.
suing an engineering degree. This program offers foundation
EGGN454 Water Supply Engineering
3 sem hrs.
coursework in engineering which is compatible with many of
EGGN465 Unsaturated Soil Mechanics
3 sem hrs.
the topics in the Fundamentals of Engineering examination.
EGGN478 Engineering Dynamics
3 sem hrs.
The second is a program in Engineering Specialties which is
EGGN498 Numerical Methods for Engineers
3 sem hrs.
suited to students pursuing an engineering degree, and who
EGGN498 Advanced Soil Mechanics
3 sem hrs.
have therefore completed much of the coursework repre-
EGGN499 Dynamics of Structures and Soils
3 sem hrs.
sented in the General Engineering program. Students may
MNGN321 Introduction to Rock Mechanics
3 sem hrs.
opt to pursue minors or ASIs in civil, electrical, environmen-
GEGN467 Groundwater Engineering
4 sem hrs.
GEGN468 Engineering Geology and Geotechnics
4 sem hrs.
tal or mechanical engineering within the Engineering Spe-
cialties program.
Electrical
A twelve (ASI) or eighteen hour (minor) sequence must
Students wishing to enroll in either program must satisfy
be selected from a basic electrical program comprising:
all prerequisite requirements for each course in a chosen se-
quence. 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.
EGGN382 Engineering Circuit Analysis
3 sem hrs.
General Engineering program, while students in engineering
disciplines will be better positioned to meet the prerequisite
Additional courses are to be selected from:
requirements for courses in the Engineering Specialties.
EGGN334 Engineering Field Session, Electrical
The courses listed below, constituting each program and
Specialty
3 sem hrs.
EGGN384 Digital Logic
4 sem hrs.
the specialty variations, are offered as guidelines for select-
EGGN385 Electronic Devices and Circuits
4 sem hrs.
ing a logical sequence. In cases where students have unique
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EGGN386 Fundamentals of Engineering
Students are required to take thirty-six credit hours for the
Electromagnetics
3 sem hrs.
M.S. degree. However, six hours can be double counted be-
EGGN388 Information Systems Science
3 sem hrs.
tween the BS and MS degrees, as long as they are courses at
EGGN389 Fundamentals of Electric Machinery
4 sem hrs.
the 4XX level or higher. A total of nine credit hours of 4XX
EGGN407 Introduction to Feedback Control Systems
3 sem hrs.
level courses may be used toward the MS degree. The re-
EGGN430 Biomedical Instrumentation
mainder of the courses will be at the graduate level (5XX
EGGN482 Microcomputer Architecture and Interfacing 4 sem hrs.
EGGN483 Analog & Digital Communication Systems
4 sem hrs.
and above). Students will need to choose a graduate program
EGGN484 Power Systems Analysis
3 sem hrs.
(Civil, Electrical, Mechanical, and General). The Engineer-
EGGN485 Introduction to High Power Electronics
3 sem hrs.
ing Division Graduate Bulletin provides details for each of
these programs and includes specific instructions regarding
*Approved special topics with a number EGGN398/498 and all
graduate courses taught in the Electrical Engineering specialty area.
required and elective courses for each. In all cases, the six
Students should consult their faculty advisor or Electrical Engineer-
hours of double counting does not apply for students pursu-
ing Program Chair for guidance
ing an M.S. degree with a thesis option.
Interested students can obtain additional information from
Environmental Science and Engineering Minor
the Division of Engineering.
and ASI – see Enviornmental
Mechanical
Five-Year Combined Engineering Physics or
A twelve (ASI) or eighteen hour (minor) sequence must be
Chemistry Baccalaureate and Engineering
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.
specific engineering skills to complement their physics or
EGGN411 Machine Design
3 sem hrs.
chemistry background. Physics or chemistry students in this
EGGN413 Computer-Aided Engineering
3 sem hrs.
program fill in their technical and free electives over their
EGGN400 Introduction to Robotics
3 sem hrs.
standard four year Engineering Physics or Chemistry BS
EGGN407 Feedback Control Systems
3 sem hrs.
program with a reduced set of engineering classes. These
EGGN422 Advanced Mechanics of Materials
3 sem hrs.
classes come in one of two tracks: Electrical engineering,
Five-year Combined Engineering Baccalaureate
and Mechanical engineering. At the end of the fourth year,
and Engineering Systems Masters Degrees
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-
Students must apply to enter this program by the begin-
ing Systems.
ning of their Senior year. To complete the undergraduate
Students must apply to enter this program by the begin-
portion of the program, students must take the classes indi-
ning of their Senior year. To complete the undergraduate
cated by the “typical” class sequence for the appropriate
portion of the program, students must successfully finish the
track, maintain a B average, find an appropriate Senior
classes indicated in any of the four specialty programs (civil,
Design project, find a Division of Engineering advisor by
electrical, environmental or mechanical engineering), and
the start of the Senior year and make sure that he/she agrees
maintain a B average. At the beginning of the Senior year, a
with the subject and scope of the Senior Design project. At
pro forma graduate school application is submitted and as
the beginning of the Senior year, a pro forma graduate school
long as the undergraduate portion of the program is success-
application is submitted and as long as the undergraduate
fully completed, the student is admitted to the Engineering
portion of the program is successfully completed, the student
Systems graduate program.
is admitted to the Engineering Systems graduate program.
Interested students can obtain additional information and
detailed curricula from the Division of Engineering or the
Physics Department.
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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 of
ROBERT L. SIEGRIST, Professor and Division Director
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
JOHN R. SPEAR, Assistant Professor
from the Director of the Environmental Science and Engi-
ROBERT F. HOLUB, Research Professor
neering Division, the student’s advisor, and the Department
MICHAEL SEIBERT, Research Professor
Head or Division Director in the department or division in
MARIA L. GHIRARDI, Research Associate Professor
which the student is enrolled.
MATTHIAS KOHLER, Research Associate 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 be
FREDERICO CHEEVER, Adjunct Professor
selected from:
PAUL B. QUENEAU, Adjunct Professor
DANIEL T. TEITELBAUM, Adjunct Professor
ESGN401 Fundamentals of Ecology
ESGN440A Environmental Pollution: Sources Characteristics,
Program Description
Transport and Fate
The Environmental Science and Engineering (ESE) Divi-
ESGN/EGGN453 Wastewater Engineering
sion offers specialty and minor programs in Environmental
ESGN/EGGN454 Water Supply Engineering
Science and Engineering. ESE provides an undergraduate
ESGN/EGGN456 Scientific Basis of Environmental Regulations
ESGN/EGGN457 Site Remediation Engineering
curriculum leading to a Minor (18 hours) or an Area of Spe-
ESGN462 Solid Waste Minimization and Recycling
cial Interest (ASI) (12 hours).
ESGN463 Industrial Waste Conversion and Marketing
Environmental Engineering Specialty in the
Combined Degree Program Option
Engineering Division
CSM Undergraduate students have the opportunity to
The Environmental Engineering Specialty introduces
begin work on a M.S. degree in Environmental Science and
students to the fundamentals of environmental engineering
Engineering while completing their Bachelor’s degree. The
including the scientific and regulatory basis of public health
CSM Combined Degree Program provides the vehicle for
and environmental protection. Topics covered include envi-
students to use undergraduate coursework as part of their
ronmental science and regulatory processes, water and waste-
Graduate Degree curriculum. For more information please
water engineering, solid and hazardous waste management,
see the ESE Division website: http://www.mines.edu/
and contaminated site remediation.
academic/envsci/ucombine.html.
See entries in this Bulletin under Engineering (pg. 48) 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
level instruction in integrated applications to real problems.
Engineering design is integrated throughout the four year
Engineering
program, beginning in Design I (Freshman year) and ending
with the capstone design courses in the senior year. The pro-
MURRAY W. HITZMAN, Professor, Charles F. Fogarty Professor of
gram is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Com-
Economic Geology, and Department Head
mission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and
WENDY J. HARRISON, Professor
Technology, 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD
NEIL F. HURLEY, Professor, Charles Boettcher Distinguished Chair
in Petroleum Geology
21202-4012, telephone (410) 347-7700. Students have the
EILEEN POETER, Professor
background to take the Fundamentals of Engineering Exam,
SAMUEL B. ROMBERGER, Professor
the first step in becoming a registered Professional Engineer.
RICHARD F. WENDLANDT, Professor
Graduates follow five general career paths:
DAVID A. BENSON, Associate Professor
L. GRAHAM CLOSS, Associate Professor
Engineering Geology and Geotechnics. Careers in site
JOHN B. CURTIS, Associate Professor
investigation, design and stabilization of foundations or
JERRY D. HIGGINS, Associate Professor
slopes; site characterization, design, construction and
JOHN D. HUMPHREY, Associate Professor
remediation of waste disposal sites or contaminated sites;
KEVIN W. MANDERNACK, Associate Professor
and assessment of geologic hazards for civil, mining or
JOHN E. McCRAY, Associate Professor
environmental engineering projects.
ERIC P. NELSON, Associate Professor
PAUL SANTI, Associate Professor
Ground-Water Engineering. Careers in assessment and
BRUCE TRUDGILL, Associate Professor
remediation of ground-water contamination, design of
MICHAEL N. GOOSEFF, Assistant Professor
ground-water control facilities for geotechnical projects and
CHARLES F. KLUTH, Distinguished Scientist
exploration for and development of ground-water supplies.
JEFFREY W. HEDENQUIST, Research Associate Professor
Petroleum Exploration and Development Engineering.
DONNA S. ANDERSON, Research Assistant Professor
Careers in search for and development of oil, gas and coal
MARY CARR, Research Assistant Professor
GEOFF THYNE, Research Assistant Professor
and their efficient extraction.
THOMAS L.T. GROSE, Professor Emeritus
Mineral Exploration and Development Engineering.
JOHN D. HAUN, Professor Emeritus
Careers in search for and development of natural deposits of
RICHARD W. HUTCHINSON, Professor Emeritus
metals, industrial materials and rock aggregate.
KEENAN LEE, Professor Emeritus
A. KEITH TURNER, Professor Emeritus
Geological Science. Students are also well prepared to
JOHN E. WARME, Professor Emeritus
pursue careers in basic geoscience. Graduates have become
ROBERT J. WEIMER, Professor Emeritus
experts in fields as divergent as global climate change, the
TIMOTHY A. CROSS, Associate Professor Emeritus
early history of the Earth, planetary science, fractal represen-
GREGORY S. HOLDEN, Associate Professor Emeritus and
tation of ground-water flow and simulation of sedimentary
Assistant Department Head
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.
humans and the earth. Geological Engineers deal with a wide
Both concentrations are identical in the first two years as stu-
variety of the resource and environmental problems that
dents study basic science, mathematics, engineering science,
come with accommodating more and more people on a finite
and geological science. In the junior year those students
planet. Geologic hazards and conditions must be recognized
pursuing careers in ground-water engineering, engineering
and considered in the location and design of foundations for
geology and geotechnics, or geoenvironmental engineering
buildings, roads and other structures; waste disposal facilities
applications follow the Environmental, Engineering Geology
must be properly located, designed and constructed; contami-
and Geotechnics, and Ground-Water Engineering Concentra-
nated sites and ground water must be accurately character-
tion. Students anticipating careers in resource exploration
ized before cleanup can be accomplished; water supplies
and 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 Explo-
and energy resources must be located and developed in an
ration 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 sci-
in a field course, which is six weeks of geologic and engi-
ence and basic engineering along with specialized upper
neering mapping and direct observation. The course involves
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considerable time outdoors in the mountains and canyons of
capacity and communicating with others in an international
Utah and southwestern Colorado.
geoscience and geoengineering arena.
At the senior level, students begin to focus on a career path
Graduates should practice ethical behavior and integrity,
by taking course sequences in at least two areas of geological
and they should function such that their society benefits from
engineering specialization. The course sequences begin with
their work in the geosciences and geoengineering disciplines.
a 4 unit course in the fundamentals of a field of geological
Program Requirements
engineering which is followed by a 3 unit design-oriented
In order to achieve the program goals listed above, every stu-
course that emphasizes experience in direct application of
dent working towards the Bachelor of Science Degree in Geo-
principles through design projects.
logical Engineering must complete the following requirements:
Students interested in careers in Geological Engineering
Degree Requirements (Geological Engineering)
are encouraged to enroll in a one unit Spring course (GEOL102)
Sophomore Year Fall Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
entitled “Careers in Geological Engineering.” The course, a
GEGN202 Geol. Principles & Processes
3
3
4
series of presentations by faculty and outside professionals
MACS213 Calc. for Scientists & Engn’rs III
4
4
on all aspects of these careers, is designed to provide students
DCGN241 Statics
3
3
with the background necessary to make informed career
SYGN200 Human Systems
3
3
decisions. All students are invited to participate.
PAGN201 Physical Education III
2
0.5
Total
14.5
Program Educational Objectives (Bachelor of
Sophomore Year Spring Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
Science in Geological Engineering)
EPIC251 GIS Epics II
2
3
3
In addition to contributing toward achieving the educa-
GEGN206 Earth Materials
2
3
3
tional objectives described in the CSM Graduate Profile and
MACS315 Differential Equations
3
3
the ABET Accreditation Criteria, the Geological Engineering
PHGN200 Physics II
3.5
3
4.5
Program at CSM has established the following program edu-
EGGN320 Mechanics of Materials
3
3
cational objectives:
PAGN202 Physical Education IV
2
0.5
Total
17
Graduates of the Department should have depth and
breadth in one or more of the following fields: ground-water
Following the sophomore year, Geological Engineering students
engineering, engineering geology and geotechnics, environ-
choose from one of two concentrations: 1. Minerals and Petroleum
Exploration Engineering 2. Environmental, Engineering Geology
mental geology, and natural resource exploration and devel-
and Geotechnics, and Ground-water Engineering
opment. They should have the knowledge and experience to
recognize problems and design solutions through application
Minerals and Petroleum Exploration Engineering
of scientific and engineering principles and methods.
Concentration
Recommended for students intending careers in explora-
Graduates must have the communication skills which per-
tion and development of mineral and fuels resources, or in-
mit them to convey technical information, geoscience and
tending careers in geoscience research and education.
geoengineering concepts, and results of technical studies to
peers and the lay public. Communication skills include oral,
Junior Year Fall Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
written and graphic presentations, computer-based retrieval,
GEOL309 Structural Geology
3
3
4
GEOL321 Mineralogy & Mineral
manipulation and analysis of technical information, and gen-
Characterization
2
3
3
eral computer literacy.
DCGN209 Thermodynamics
3
3
Graduates should appreciate and respect the characteristics
EBGN201 Principles of Economics
3
3
and worth of leadership and teamwork, and should possess
EGGN361 Soil Mechanics OR
3
3
the attitude that teamwork and cooperation are equally im-
MNGN321 Introduction to Rock Mechanics*
2
3
3
portant values as leadership.
Total
16
Junior Year Spring Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
Graduates should have the skills and desire, as well as tech-
GEOL307 Petrology
2
3
3
nical breadth and depth, to continue their personal and profes-
GEGN317 Field Methods
6
2
sional growth through life-long learning. Graduates should
GEOL314 Stratigraphy
3
3
4
have the understanding that personal and professional flexi-
LAIS/EBGN H&SS Cluster Elective I
3
3
bility, creativity, resourcefulness, receptivity and openness
Tech Elective II *
3
3
are crucial attributes to continued growth and success in in-
EGGN351 Fluid Mechanics
3
3
creasingly diverse, multi-disciplinary technical environments.
Total
18
Graduates should appreciate and respect diversity of cul-
*Technical Electives I & II: Either MNGN321 or EGGN361 is
ture, language, religion, social-political-economic systems,
required as ONE of the technical electives. An additional technical
approaches toward thinking and analysis, and personal pref-
elective must be selected so that the total technical elective credit
hours are composed of a balance of engineering science and engi-
erence. They should feel capable of working in a technical
neering design.
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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
GEGN467 Ground-Water Engineering
3
3
4
Senior Year Fall Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
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
GEGN470 Ground-Water Engineering Design
3
3
Senior Year Spring Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
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-
sented below and should be selected in consultation with the
GEGN401 Mineral Deposits
4 credits
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 in
GEGN475 Applications of Geographic Information Systems
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 Mineralogy & Mineral Characterization
Recommended for students intending careers in geotechni-
MACS261 Programming Concepts
MNGN404 Tunneling
cal engineering, hydrogeology, or other environmental engi-
MNGN408 Underground Design and Construction
neering careers.
MNGN410 Excavation Project Management
Junior Year Fall Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
MNGN445/545 Rock Slope Design
GEOL309 Structural Geology
3
3
4
Water Engineering Emphasis:
DCGN209 Introduction to Thermodynamics
3
3
EBGN321 Engineering Economics
or
EGGN/ESGN353 Fundamentals of Environmental Sci. & Engr. I
EGGN371 Thermodynamics
3
3
EGGN/ESGN354 Fundamentals of Environmental Sci. & Engr. II
EBGN201 Principles of Economics
3
3
EGGN451 Hydraulic Problems
EGGN361 Soil Mechanics
3
3
EGGN465 Unsaturated Soil Mechanics
EGGN363 Soil Mechanics Lab
1
1
EGGN473 Fluid Mechanics
EGGN351 Fluid Mechanics
3
3
EGGN/ESGN453 Wastewater Engineering
Total
17
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
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GEGN483 Math Modeling of Ground-Water Systems
Geophysics
GEOL321 Mineralogy & Mineral Characterization
GPGN311 Survey of Exploration Geophysics
TERENCE K. YOUNG, Professor and Department Head
LAIS487 Environmental Politics & Policy
THOMAS L. DAVIS, Professor
LAIS488 Water Politics & Policy
DAVE HALE, Charles Henry Green Professor of Exploration
MACS260 Fortran Programming
Geophysics
MACS261 Programming Concepts
GARY R. OLHOEFT, Professor
MACS332 Linear Algebra
MAX PEETERS, Baker Hughes Professor of Petrophysics and
MACS333 Intro to Mathematical Modeling
Borehole Geophysics
Geological Engineering Minor
ROEL K. SNIEDER, Keck Foundation Professor of Basic
Exploration Science
Students, other than Geological Engineering majors, desir-
ILYA D. TSVANKIN, Professor
ing to receive a minor in Geological Engineering must com-
THOMAS M. BOYD, Associate Professor and Associate Dean of
plete 18 hours of Geology and Geological Engineering
Academic Programs
courses as follows:
YAOGUO LI, Associate Professor
1. SYGN101 Earth and Environmental Systems
NORMAN BLEISTEIN, Research Professor and University
Emeritus Professor
2. At least one course from each of the following groups:
KENNETH L. LARNER, Research Professor and University
Earth Materials
Emeritus Professor
GEGN206 Earth Materials
MICHAEL L. BATZLE, Research Associate Professor
GEOL210 Materials of the Earth
ROBERT D. BENSON, Research Associate Professor
Structural Geology
MANIKA PRASAD, Research Associate Professor
KASPER VAN WIJK, Research Assistant Professor
GEOL308 Applied Structural Geology or
STEPHEN J. HILL, Adjunct Associate Professsor
GEOL309 Structural Geology and Tectonics
DAVID J. WALD, Adjunct Associate Professor
Stratigraphy
WARREN B. HAMILTON, Distinguished Senior Scientist
GEOL314 Stratigraphy or
PIETER HOEKSTRA, Distinguished Senior Scientist
GEOL315 Sedimentology and Stratigraphy
THOMAS R. LAFEHR, Distinguished Senior Scientist
MISAC N. NABIGHIAN, Distinguished Senior Scientist
3. One senior area elective course can be chosen from the
ADEL ZOHDY, Distinguished Senior Scientist
following:
FRANK A. HADSELL, Emeritus Professor
GEGN401 Mineral Deposits
GEORGE V. KELLER, Emeritus Professor
GEGN438 Petroleum Geology
PHILLIP R. ROMIG, JR., Emeritus Professor
GEGN467 Ground-Water Engineering
Program Description
GEGN468 Engineering Geology & Geotechnics
Geophysicists study the Earth’s interior through physical
4. Elective Geology & Geological Engineering courses to
measurements collected at the earth’s surface, in boreholes,
total 18 credits. (Design electives listed below are strongly
from aircraft, or from satellites. Using a combination of
recommended.)
mathematics, physics, geology, chemistry, hydrology, and
GEGN403 Mineral Exploration Design
computer science, both geophysicists and geophysical engi-
GEGN439 Multi-Disciplinary Petroleum Design
neers analyze these measurements to infer properties and
GEGN469 Engineering Geology Design
processes within the Earth’s complex interior. Non-invasive
GEGN470 Ground-Water Engineering Design
imaging beneath the surface of Earth and other planets by
Area of Special Interest
geophysicists is analogous to non-invasive imaging of the
An Area of Special Interest (ASI) consists of 12 or more
interior of the human body by medical specialists.
hours of course work. To receive an ASI, a student must take
The Earth supplies all materials needed by our society,
at least 12 hours of a logical sequence of courses, only three
serves as the repository of used products, and provides a
credit hours of which may be at the 100- or 200- level.
home to all its inhabitants. Geophysics and geophysical
Additionally a total of not more than three credit hours of
engineering have important roles to play in the solution of
the sequence may be specifically required by the degree pro-
challenging problems facing the inhabitants of this planet,
gram in which the student is graduating. For Geological
such as providing fresh water, food, and energy for Earth’s
Engineering, ASI students must satisfy item 2 of the
growing population, evaluating sites for underground con-
Geological Engineering minor requirements above, or gain
struction and containment of hazardous waste, monitoring
written approval of an alternative program.
non-invasively the aging infrastructures of developed
nations, mitigating the threat of geohazards (earthquakes,
volcanoes, landslides, avalanches) to populated areas, con-
tributing to homeland security (including detection and re-
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moval of unexploded ordnance and land mines), evaluating
Study Abroad. The Department of Geophysics encour-
changes in climate and managing humankind’s response to
ages its undergraduates to spend one or two semesters study-
them, and exploring other planets.
ing abroad. At some universities credits can be earned that
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
be obtained either from the Department of Geophysics or the
construction projects and waste-management operations.
Office of International Programs.
Environmental organizations use geophysics to conduct
Combined BS/MS Program. Undergraduate students in
groundwater surveys and to track the flow of contaminants.
the Geophysical Engineering program who would like to con-
On the global scale, geophysicists employed by universities
tinue directly into the Master of Science program in Geo-
and government agencies (such as the United States Geo-
physics or Geophysical Engineering are allowed to fulfill part
logical Survey, NASA, and the National Oceanographic and
of the requirements of their graduate degree by including up to
Atmospheric Administration) try to understand such Earth
six hours of specified course credits which also were used in
processes as heat flow, gravitational, magnetic, electric,
fulfilling the requirements of their undergraduate degree. Stu-
thermal, and stress fields within the Earth’s interior. For the
dents interested to take advantage of this option should meet
past decade, 100% of CSM’s geophysics graduates have
with their advisor or department head as early as possible in
found employment in their chosen field, with about 20%
their undergraduate program to determine which elective
choosing to pursue graduate studies.
courses will be acceptable and advantageous for accelerating
Founded in 1926, the Department of Geophysics at the
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 re-
field camp experience, students are given opportunities every
search 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
The Cecil H. and Ida Green Graduate and Professional
Engineering and Technology, 111 Market Place, Suite 1050,
Center. The lecture rooms, laboratories, and computer-aided
Baltimore, MD 21202-4012, telephone (410) 347-7700. Geo-
instruction areas of the Department of Geophysics are located in
physical Engineering undergraduates who may have an inter-
the Green Center. The department maintains equipment for con-
est in professional registration as engineers are encouraged to
ducting geophysical field measurements, including magnetome-
take the Engineer in Training (EIT) / Fundamentals of Engi-
ters, gravity meters, ground-penetrating radar, and instruments
neering (FE) exam as seniors. Given the interdisciplinary
for recording seismic waves. Students have access to the De-
nature of geophysics, the undergraduate curriculum requires
partment’s petrophysics laboratory for measuring properties of
students to become thoroughly familiar with geological,
porous rocks. Undergraduate students also have their own room
mathematical, and physical theories in addition to the various
which is equipped with networked PCs and provides a friendly
geophysical methodologies.
environment for work, study, relaxation, and socializing.
Geophysics Field Camp. Each summer, a base of field
Program Educational Objectives (Bachelor of
operations is set up for four weeks in the mountains of Colo-
Science in Geophysical Engineering)
rado for students who have completed their junior year. Stu-
Geophysical engineers and geophysicists must apply quanti-
dents prepare geological maps and cross sections and then
tative techniques to analyze an entity as complex as the Earth.
use these as the basis for conducting seismic, gravimetric,
Geophysical graduates, therefore, require a special combination
magnetic, and electrical surveys. After acquiring these vari-
of traits and abilities to thrive in this discipline. In addition to
ous geophysical datasets, the students process the data and
contributing toward achieving the educational objectives de-
develop an interpretation that is consistent with all the infor-
scribed in the CSM Graduate Profile and the ABET Accredita-
mation. In addition to the required four-week program, stu-
tion Criteria, the Geophysics Program at CSM strives to
dents can also participate in other diverse field experiences.
graduate students who:
In recent years these have included cruises on seismic ships
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.
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2. Are creative and demonstrate the ability to conceive and
Junior Year Fall Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
validate new hypotheses, new problem descriptions, and
GPGN303 Introduction to Gravity and
new methods for analyzing data.
Magnetic Methods
3
3
4
PHGN311 Introduction to Mathematical Physics 3
3
3. Are good experimentalists and have demonstrated the abil-
GPGN320 Continuum Mechanics
3
3
ity to design and carry out a geophysical field survey or
GPGN321 Theory of Fields I: Static Fields
3
3
laboratory experiment and ensure that the recorded data
GPGN315 Field Methods for Geophysicists
6
2
are of the highest-possible quality.
(2)Electives
3
3
Total
18
4. Can program a computer in a high-level language to ac-
quire, process, model and display scientific data.
Junior Year Spring Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
GEOL314 Stratigraphy
3
3
4
5. Can deal rationally with uncertainty and have demon-
GPGN302 Introduction to Seismic Methods
3
3
4
strated that they understand that geophysical data are
GPGN308 Introduction to Electrical and
always incomplete and uncertain; can quantify the un-
Electromagnetic Methods
3
3
4
certainty and recognize when it is not acceptable to make
GPGN322 Theory of Fields II:
decisions based on these data.
Time Varying Fields
3
3
(2)Electives
3
3
6. Have demonstrated qualities that are the foundation of
Total
18
leadership; know the importance of taking risks, and are
able to make good judgments about the level of risk that
Summer Session
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
GPGN486 Geophysics Field Camp
4
4
is commensurate with their knowledge, experience, and
Total
4
chance of failure; realize that failure is unavoidable if you
want to learn and grow.
Senior Year Fall Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
GPGN404 Digital Systems Analysis
3
3
Curriculum
(3)Advanced Elective
3
3
Geophysics is an applied and interdisciplinary science, hence
(4)GPGN438 Senior Design or
students must have a strong foundation in physics, mathematics,
GPGN439 in Spring Semester
geology and computer sciences. Superimposed on this founda-
(2)Electives
6
6
tion is a comprehensive body of courses on the theory and prac-
Total
12
tice of geophysical methods. As geophysics and geophysical
Senior Year Spring Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
engineering involve the study and exploration of the entire earth,
GPGN432 Formation Evaluation
3
3
4
our graduates have great opportunities to work anywhere on,
GPGN494 Physics of the Earth
3
3
(4)
and even off, the planet. Therefore, emphasis is placed on elec-
GPGN439 Multi-disciplinary Petro. Design
2
3
3
tives in the humanities that give students an understanding of in-
or GPGN438 beginning Fall Semester
GPGN470 Applications of remote sensing
3
3
ternational issues and different cultures. To satisfy all these
(2)Electives
6
6
requirements, every student who obtains a Bachelor’s Degree in
Total
19
Geophysical Engineering at CSM must complete the courses in
Grand Total
139.5
the CSM Core Curriculum plus the following (see the course
flowchart on the Department of Geophysics webpage):
(1)In Fall semester, sophomores should take the section of EPIC251
offered by the Department of Geophysics that introduces scientific
Degree Requirements (Geophysical Engineering)
computing. In Spring semester, sophomores take a course in object-
Sophomore Year Fall Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
oriented programming using Java.
EBGN201 Principles of Economics
3
3
(2)Electives must include at least 9 hours in an approved HSS Clus-
MACS213 Calculus for Scientists
ter. The Department of Geophysics encourages its students to con-
& Engineers III
4
4
sider organizing their electives to form a Minor or an Area of Special
(1)EPIC251 Design II Earth Engineering
3
3
Interest (ASI). A guide suggesting various Minor and ASI programs
PAGN201 Physical Education
2
0.5
can be obtained from the Department office.
PHGN200 Physics II
3.5
3
4.5
(3)The advanced electives should be chosen from advanced GP meth-
GEGN202 Geological Principles & Processes
3
3
4
ods courses (GPGN414, GPGN422, GPGN452) or technical courses
Total
19
at 300 level and above from engineering and science departments at
Sophomore Year Spring Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
CSM and other universities. Courses from CSM are approved by the
(1)MACS261 Programming Concepts Java
2
3
3
student’s advisor; courses from other universities are approved by
GPGN210 Materials of the Earth
3
3
4
the Undergraduate Advisory Committee (UAC) of the Department of
GEOL308 Introductory Applied
Geophysics.
Structural Geology
2
3
3
MACS315 Differential Equations
3
3
PAGN202 Physical Education
2
0.5
SYGN200 Human Systems
3
3
Total
16.5
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(4)Students can take either GPGN438 or GPGN439 to satisfy the sen-
Liberal Arts and
ior 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 produc-
tion. Students interested in non-petroleum applications of geophysics
LAURA J. PANG, Associate Professor, Division Director
take GPGN438 for 3 credit hours, either by enrolling for all 3 credit
CARL MITCHAM, Professor
hours in one semester (Fall or Spring) or by enrolling for a portion of
BARBARA M. OLDS, Professor
the 3 hours in Fall and the remainder in Spring.
EUL-SOO PANG, Professor
Minor in Geophysics/Geophysical Engineering
ARTHUR B. SACKS, Professor, Associate Vice President for
Academic & Faculty Affairs
Geophysics plays an important role in many aspects of
HUSSEIN A. AMERY, Associate Professor
civil engineering, petroleum engineering, mechanical engi-
JAMES V. JESUDASON, Associate Professor
neering, and mining engineering, as well as mathematics,
JUAN C. LUCENA, Associate Professor
physics, geology, chemistry, hydrology, and computer sci-
GEORGE WILLIAM SHERK, Associate Research Professor
ence. Given the natural connections between these various
TINA L. GIANQUITTO, Assistant Professor
fields and geophysics, it may be of interest for students in
JOHN R. HEILBRUNN, Assistant Professor
other majors to consider choosing to minor in geophysics, or
JON LEYDENS, Assistant Professor and Writing Program 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
JAMES D. STRAKER, Assistant Professor
ROBERT KLIMEK, Lecturer
some of the following geophysics methods courses.
TONYA LEFTON, Lecturer
GPGN210, Materials of the Earth
SUZANNE M. NORTHCOTE, Lecturer
GPGN302, Seismic Methods
JENNIFER SCHNEIDER, Lecturer
GPGN303, Gravity and Magnetic Methods
SUSAN J. TYBURSKI, Lecturer
GPGN308, Electrical and Electromagnetic Methods
SANDRA WOODSON, Lecturer and Undergraduate Advisor
GPGN419, Well Log Analysis and Formation Evaluation
BETTY J. CANNON, Emeritus Associate Professor
The remaining hours can be satisfied by a combination
W. JOHN CIESLEWICZ, Emeritus Professor
of other geophysics courses, as well as courses in geology,
DONALD I. DICKINSON, Emeritus Professor
WILTON ECKLEY, Emeritus Professor
mathematics, and computer science depending on the stu-
PETER HARTLEY, Emeritus Associate Professor
dent’s major.
T. GRAHAM HEREFORD, Emeritus Professor
Students should consult with the Department of Geo-
JOHN A. HOGAN, Emeritus Professor
physics to get their sequence of courses approved before
GEORGE W. JOHNSON, Emeritus Professor
embarking on a minor program.
KATHLEEN H. OCHS, Emeritus Associate Professor
ANTON G. PEGIS, Emeritus Professor
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 educa-
tion. The LAIS curriculum includes two core courses (LAIS
100 [previously 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 Econom-
ics, 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 consistent
with the mission of CSM, with the mission of LAIS, and with
the goals of the CSM Graduate Profile. The three electives are
organized in clusters designed to increase depth of learning.
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LAIS provides students with an understanding of the cul-
d) understand the meaning and implications of “steward-
tural, philosophical, social, political, environmental, and eco-
ship of the Earth;”
nomic contexts in which science and engineering function.
e) to communicate effectively in writing and orally.
LAIS offerings enable students to learn how their responsi-
bilities extend beyond the technical mastery of science and
Curriculum
technology to the consequences for human society and the
Key to courses offered by the LAIS Division:
rest of life on Earth. Because of those larger responsibilities,
LAIS
Humanities and Social Sciences
LICM
Communication
the LAIS mission includes preparing students for effective
LIFL
Foreign Language
political and social thought and action.
LIMU
Music
Liberal arts exist for their intrinsic value. They are the arts
SYGN
Systems
of the free mind developing its powers for their own sake;
CSM students in all majors must take 19 credit-hours in
they are the basis for the free, liberal, unhindered develop-
humanities and social science courses. These courses are
ment of intellect and imagination addressing intrinsically
housed in LAIS and the Division of Economics and Business
worthy concerns. They are essential for preserving an open,
(EB). The student’s program in humanities and social sci-
creative and responsible society. The liberal arts include phi-
ences must demonstrate both breadth and depth and cannot
losophy, literature, language, history, political science, the
be limited to a selection of unrelated introductory courses.
creative arts and the social sciences generally.
Ten of the 19 hours are specified: LAIS 100 (previously
International Studies applies the liberal arts to the study of
LIHU100), Nature and Human Values (4 credit-hours);
international political economy, which is the interplay be-
SYGN200, Human Systems (3 credit-hours); and
tween economic, political, cultural, historical, and environ-
EBGN201, Principles of Economics (3 credit-hours). The
mental forces that shape the relations among the world’s
remaining 9 credit-hours must be chosen from a thematic
developed and developing areas. International Studies focus
cluster area (see below.)
especially on the role of the state and the market.
Students in the McBride Honors Program must take LAIS
The LAIS mission is crucial to defining the implications of
100 (previously LIHU100) and EBGN201, but they are ex-
CSM’s commitment to stewardship of the Earth and to the
empt from SYGN200 and the clusters requirement (see
permanent sustainability of both social organization and en-
Minor Programs below.)
vironmental resources and systems that such a commitment
NOTE: Students may elect to satisfy the economics core re-
requires. A good foundation in the subjects provided by the
quirement by taking both EBGN311 and EBGN312 in-
LAIS Division is essential for graduating men and women
stead of EBGN201. Students considering a major in
who can provide the technical means for society’s material
economics are advised to take the EBGN311/312 se-
needs in a manner that leaves posterity at an undiminished
quence instead of taking EBGN201.
level of both social and environmental quality.
NOTE: Any LAIS course, including Communication and
As a service to the CSM community, the LAIS Division
Music courses, may be taken as a free elective.
operates the LAIS Writing Center, which provides students
with instruction tailored to their individual writing problems,
NOTE: See the Foreign Languages (LIFL) entry in Section
and faculty with support for Writing Across the Curriculum.
VI description in courses of this Bulletin for the CSM
foreign language policy.
Program Educational Objectives
In addition to contributing toward achieving the educa-
Required Courses
tional objectives described in the CSM Graduate Profile and
LAIS 100 (previously LIHU100)
the ABET Accreditation Criteria, the course work in the
Nature and Human Values
4 sem hrs.
EBGN201
Principles of Economics
3 sem hrs.
Division of Liberal Arts and International Studies is designed
SYGN200
Human Systems
3 sem hrs.
to help CSM develop in students the ability to: engage in
LAIS/EBGN
Cluster Courses
9 sem hrs.
life-long learning and recognize the value of doing so by
Total
19 sem hrs.
acquiring: the broad education necessary to:
Cluster Requirements
a) understand the impact of engineering solutions in con-
1. Undergraduate students are required to take a minimum
temporary, global, international, societal, and ethical
of 9 credit-hours from one of the following clusters:
contexts;
Humanities (formerly Humankind & Values); Public
b) understand the role of Humanities and Social Sciences
Policy (formerly Society & Decisions and Environment,
in identifying, formulating, and solving engineering
Resources, Science, & Technology); or International
problems;
Studies (no change). Students who began to fulfill their
c) prepare people to live and work in a complex world;
cluster requirements prior to the beginning of the aca-
demic year 2004-05 have the option of staying with the
previous cluster structure (“Humankind and Values,”
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“Society and Decisions,” “Environment, Resources,
LAIS498 (previously LIHU or LISS498) Special Topics
Science, and Technology,” and “International Studies”),
LAIS499 (previously LIHU or LISS499) Independent Study
or they may switch to the new structure (“Humanities,”
PUBLIC POLICY (formerly Society & Decisions and
“Public Policy,” or “International Studies”). Students
Environment, Resources, Science, & Technology)
who did not begin fulfilling their cluster requirements as
EBGN310
Environment & Resource Economics
of the beginning of the academic year 2004-05 must do
EBGN311
Microeconomics
so within the new structure.
EBGN312
Macroeconomics
2. Three of the 9 credit-hours must be a 400-level LAIS
EBGN330
Energy Economics
(previously LIHU or LISS) course, or a 400-level
EBGN342
Economic Development
EBGN course with a policy focus as indicated in the
EBGN401
History of Economic Thought
EBGN441
International Economics
clusters lists.
LAIS221 (previously LISS 312) Introduction to Religions
3. Single majors in Economics must take all 9 credit-hours
LAIS285 (previously LISS375) Introduction to Law & Legal
from LAIS.
Systems
4. Students other than single majors in Economics may
LAIS298 (previously LIHU or LISS298) Special Topics
take up to 6 credit-hours in EBGN.
LAIS299 (previously LIHU or LISS299) Independent Study
HUMANITIES (formerly Humankind & Values)
LAIS320 (previously LIHU325) Introduction to Ethics
LAIS335 (previously LISS340) IPE of Latin America
EBGN401
History of Thought
LAIS337 (previously LISS342) IPE of Asia
LIFLxxx
All LIFL (foreign language) courses
LAIS339 (previously LISS344) IPE of Middle East
LAIS221 (previously LISS312) Introduction to Religion
LAIS341 (previously LISS346) IPE of Africa
LAIS285 (previously LISS375) Introduction to Law and Legal
LAIS345 (previously LISS335) International Political Economy (IPE)
Systems
LAIS370 (previously LIHU365) History of Science
LAIS298 (previously LIHU or LISS298) Special Topics
LAIS371 (previously LIHU367) History of Technology
LAIS299 (previously LIHU or LISS299) Independent Study
LAIS398 (previously LIHU or LISS398) Special Topics
LAIS300 (previously LIHU301) Creative Writing: Fiction
LAIS399 (previously LIHU or LISS399) Independent Study
LAIS301 (previously LIHU305) Creative Writing: Poetry
LAIS402 (previously LIHU412) Writing Proposals for a Better
LAIS305 (previously LIHU376) American Literature/Colonial
World
Period to the Present
LAIS420 (previously LIHU420) Business, Engineering &
LAIS306 (previously LIHU377) African American Literature:
Leadership Ethics
Foundations to Present
LAIS470 (previously LISS461) Technology & Gender: Issues
LAIS314 (previously LIHU300) Journey Motif in Modern Literature
LAIS485 (previously LISS474) Constitutional Law & Politics
LAIS315 (previously LIHU339) Musical Traditions of the Western
LAIS486 (previously LISS462) Science & Technology Policy
World
LAIS487 (previously LISS480) Environmental Politics and Policy
LAIS317 (previously LISS455) Japanese History & Culture
LAIS488 (previously LISS482) Water Politics & Policy
LAIS320 (previously LIHU325) Introduction to Ethics
LAIS498 (previously LIHU or LISS498) Special Topics
LAIS321 (previously LIHU326) Political Philosophy & Engineering
LAIS499 (previously LIHU or LISS499) Independent Study
LAIS325 (previously LISS300) Cultural Anthropology
LAIS365 (previously LIHU350) History of War
INTERNATIONAL STUDIES
LAIS375 (previously LIHU362) Engineering Cultures
EBGN312
Principles of Macroeconomics
LAIS379 (previously LISS410) Utopias/Dystopias
EBGN342
Economic Development
LAIS398 (previously LIHU or LISS398) Special Topics
EBGN441
International Economics
LAIS399 (previously LIHU or LISS399) Independent Study
LIFLxxx
All LIFL (foreign language) Courses
LAIS401 (previously LIHU405) Creative Writing: Poetry
LAIS298 (previously LIHU or LISS298) Special Topics
LAIS402 (previously LIHU412) Writing Proposals for a Better World
LAIS299 (previously LIHU or LISS299) Independent Study
LAIS405 (previously LIHU470) Becoming American: Literary
LAIS317 (previously LISS455) Japanese History & Culture
Perspectives
LAIS335 (previously LISS340) IPE of Latin America
LAIS406 (previously LIHU401) The American Dream: Illusion or
LAIS337 (previously LISS342) IPE of Asia
Reality?
LAIS339 (previously LISS344) IPE of the Middle East
LAIS409 (previously LIHU406) Shakespearean Drama
LAIS341 (previously LISS346) IPE of Africa
LAIS414 (previously LIHU402) Heroes and Anti-Heroes
LAIS345 (previously LISS335) International Political Economy (IP)
LAIS420 (previously LIHU420) Business, Engineering Leadership
LAIS370 (previously LIHU365) History of Science
Ethics
LAIS371 (previously LIHU367) History of Technology
LAIS465 (previously LIHU479) The American Military Experience
LAIS375 (previously LIHU362) Engineering Cultures
LAIS470 (previously LISS461) Technology and Gender: Issues
LAIS398 (previously LIHU or LISS398) Special Topics
LAIS475 (previously LIHU363) Engineering Cultures in the
LAIS399 (previously LIHU or LISS399) Independent Study
Developing World
LAIS435 (previously LISS440) Latin American Development
LAIS476 (previously LIHU460) Technology & International
LAIS436 (previously LISS441) Hemispheric Integration in the
Development
Americas
LAIS485 (previously LISS474) Constitutional Law and Politics
LAIS437 (previously LISS442) Asian Development
LAIS486 (previously LISS462) Science & Technology Policy
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LAIS441 (previously LISS446) African Development
ture, visual arts, and music, as well as in philosophy and
LAIS442 (previously LISS447) Natural Resources & War in Africa
history. The Humanities (HU) Minor offers a variety of
LAIS446 (previously LISS430) Globalization
opportunities to explore the wealth of our heritage. Students
LAIS447 (previously LISS433) Global Corporations
work with the HU Advisor to design a minor program appro-
LAIS448 (previously LISS431) Global Environmental Issues
priate to their interests and background.
LAIS449 (previously LISS432) Cultural Dynamics of Global
Development
International Political Economy Minor
LAIS450 (previously LISS435) Political Risk Assessment
Program Advisor: Dr. James Jesudason. The International
LAIS451 (previously LISS439) Political Risk Assessment Research
Political Economy (IPE) Program at CSM was the first such
Seminar
program in the U.S. designed with the engineering and ap-
LAIS452 (Previously LISS437) Corruption and Development
plied science student in mind, and remains one of the very
LAIS459 (previously LISS434) International Field Practicum
few international engineering programs with this focus. Inter-
LAIS475 (previously LIHU363) Engineering Cultures in the
national Political Economy is the study of the interplay
Developing World
among politics, the economy, and culture. In today’s global
LAIS476 (previously LIHU460) Technology & International
Development
economy, international engineering and applied science deci-
LAIS498 (previously LIHU or LISS498) Special Topics
sions are fundamentally political decisions made by sover-
LAIS499 (previously LIHU or LISS499) Independent Study
eign nations. Therefore, International Political Economy
theories and models are often used in evaluating and imple-
Minor Programs
menting engineering and science projects. Project evalua-
LAIS offers five minor programs. Students who elect to
tions and feasibilities now involve the application of such
pursue a minor usually will automatically satisfy their cluster
IPE methods as political risk assessment and mitigation.
requirements. They will also need to use their free elective
hours to complete a minor. Students may choose to pursue an
The IPE Program at CSM includes courses focusing on
Area of Special Interest (ASI) in any of the minor programs
Latin America, Asia, and the Islamic World; courses with a
except the McBride Honors Program. Minors are a minimum
global focus; and foreign language study. Students may opt
of 18 credit-hours; ASIs are a minimum of 12 credit-hours.
for the 19-hour minor or a 22-hour certificate. The certificate
is identical to the minor, with the addition of an international
Prior to the completion of the sophomore year, a student
field practicum in which the student works abroad in a set-
wishing to declare an LAIS Minor must fill out an LAIS
ting appropriate to his or her major field of study. Students
Minor form (available in the LAIS Office) and obtain
may also pursue an ASI in International Political Economy.
approval signatures from the appropriate minor advisor in
LAIS and from the LAIS Director. The student must also fill
A graduate certificate in International Political Economy
out a Minor/Area of Special Interest Declaration (available in
or in International Political Economy of Resources is also
the Registrar’s Office) and obtain approval signatures from
available; consult the CSM Graduate Bulletin for details.
the student’s CSM advisor, from the Head or Director of the
Science, Technology, and Society Minor
student’s major department or division, and from the LAIS
Program Advisor: Dr. Carl Mitcham. The Science, Tech-
Director.
nology, and Society (STS) Minor focuses on science and
The five minors or ASIs available and their advisors are:
technology (or technoscience) in a societal context: how
technoscience influences society, and how society influences
Humanities Minor.
Dr. Suzanne Moon
technosciences. Courses provide historical and analytical
International Political Economy Minor.
approaches to questions inevitably confronting professional
Dr. James Jesudason
scientists, engineers, managers, and policy makers in both
Science, Technology, and Society Minor.
public and private sectors. Such questions concern, for
Dr. Carl Mitcham
example, professional ethical responsibilities, intellectual
Humanitarian Studies and Technology
property rights, science policy formation, appropriate regula-
Dr. Juan Lucena
tory regimes, assessments of societal impacts, and the roles
Individualized Undergraduate Minor.
of technical innovation in economic development or inter-
Ms. Sandy Woodson
national competitiveness. Students work with the STS Advi-
Students should consult these advisors for the specific re-
sor to tailor a course sequence appropriate to their interests
quirements for these minors.
and background.
Humanities Minor
Humanitarian Studies and Technology Minor
Program Advisor: Dr. Suzanne Moon. The focus in the
Program Advisor: Dr. Juan Lucena. The Humanitarian
humanities is the memorial record of the human imagination
Studies and Technology Minor (HST) concerns itself with
and intellect, discovering, recreating, and critically examin-
the intersection of society, culture, and technology in
ing the essential core of experience that sustains the human
humanitarian projects. Technologically-oriented humanitar-
spirit in all adventures of our common life. The making of
ian projects are intended to provide fundamental needs (like
this record appears in various forms of art, including litera-
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food, water, shelter, and clothing) when these are missing or
Mathematical and
inadequate, or higher-level needs for underserved communi-
ties. HST courses are offered through LAIS with additional
Computer Sciences
technical electives offered by departments across campus.
Students may also wish to investigate the 28-credit minor in
GRAEME FAIRWEATHER, Professor and Department Head
BERNARD BIALECKI, Professor
Humanitarian Engineering.
JOHN DeSANTO, Professor
Individualized Undergraduate Minor
MAHADEVAN GANESH, Professor
Program Advisor: Ms. Sandy Woodson. Students declaring
WILLY HEREMAN, Professor
an Undergraduate Individual Minor in LAIS must choose
PAUL A. MARTIN, Professor
19 restricted elective hours in LAIS in accordance with a
DINESH MEHTA, Professor
coherent rationale reflecting some explicit focus that the stu-
WILLIAM C. NAVIDI, Professor
dent wishes to pursue. A student desiring this minor must de-
ALYN P. ROCKWOOD, Professor
TRACY CAMP, Associate Professor
sign it in consultation with a member of the LAIS faculty
BARBARA M. MOSKAL, Associate Professor
who approves the rationale and the choice of courses.
LUIS TENORIO, Associate Professor
Studio Art: CSM and Red Rocks Community
MICHAEL COLAGROSSO, Assistant Professor
College
REINHARD FURRER, Assistant Professor
QI HAN, Assistant Professor
In addition to a one-credit elective course in studio art-
JAE YOUNG LEE, Assistant Professor
painting offered at CSM through the LAIS Division, CSM
XIAOWEN (JASON) LIU, Assistant Professor
undergraduate students are eligible to enroll in a broad range
HUGH KING, Senior Lecturer
of one-credit free elective studio art courses offered by spe-
CYNDI RADER, Senior Lecturer
cial, experimental arrangement with Red Rocks Community
TERRY BRIDGMAN, Lecturer
College (RRCC).
G. GUSTAVE GREIVEL, Lecturer
Credits earned in studio art courses, at CSM or RRCC,
NATHAN PALMER, Lecturer
ROMAN TANKELEVICH, Lecturer
may not be applied toward meeting either the undergraduate
WILLIAM R. ASTLE, Professor Emeritus
“core” or “cluster” requirements in humanities and social sci-
NORMAN BLEISTEIN, Professor Emeritus
ences at CSM. CSM undergraduates are eligible to take as a
ARDEL J. BOES, Professor Emeritus
free elective a maximum of one studio art course per semes-
STEVEN PRUESS, Professor Emeritus
ter offered by RRCC. Tuition for CSM students is collected
ROBERT E. D. WOOLSEY, Professor Emeritus
by CSM. No additional tuition is charged, but students are re-
BARBARA B. BATH, Associate Professor Emerita
quired to pay all relevant student fees directly to RRCC.
RUTH MAURER, Associate Professor Emerita
ROBERT G. UNDERWOOD, Associate Professor Emeritus
Specific details concerning any given semester’s RRCC
studio art offerings and applications for enrolling in such
Program Description
courses may be obtained from the Office of the CSM Regis-
The Mathematical and Computer Sciences Department
trar. Students may enroll in the LAIS studio art painting
(MCS) offers an undergraduate degree in which the student
course, however, using normal registration procedures to
may select a program in the mathematical and computer
enroll in any regular CSM course.
sciences. There are two tracks: one is Mathematical and
Computer Sciences with an emphasis on modeling, analysis
and computation, the other is the computer sciences option.
Either track offers a unique opportunity to study mathemati-
cal and computer sciences in an engineering environment.
Both tracks emphasize technical competence, problem solv-
ing, 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 develop-
Identifying, formulating and solving mathematics/com-
ment of practical applications techniques to enhance the
puter science problems, and
overall attractiveness of mathematical and computer sci-
Analyzing and interpreting statistical data.
ences majors to a wide range of employers in industry.
More specifically, we utilize a summer “field session”
Students will demonstrate an understanding and apprecia-
program to engage high level undergraduate students in
tion for the relationship of mathematics/computer science to
problems of practical applicability for potential employ-
other fields by:
ers. Field session is designed to simulate an industrial job
Applying mathematics/computer science to solve prob-
or research environment; students work on a project in
lems in other fields,
small teams, make weekly project reports and present final
Working in cooperative multi-disciplinary teams, and
written and oral reports. The close collaboration with po-
Choosing appropriate technology to solve problems in
tential employers or professors improves communication
other disciplines.
between field session students and the private sector as
well as with sponsors from other disciplines on campus.
Students will demonstrate an ability to communicate math-
ematics/computer science effectively by:
Mathematical and Computer Sciences majors can use a
twelve credit hour block of free electives to take additional
Giving oral presentations,
courses of special interest to them. This adds to the flexibility of
Completing written explanations,
the program and qualifies students for a wide variety of careers.
Interacting effectively in cooperative teams,
Any program of this type requires emphasis in study areas
Creating well documented programs, and
which utilize the special skills of the Department. These areas
are:
Understanding and interpreting written material in
mathematics/computer science.
Applied Mathematics: Classical scattering theory, dynami-
cal systems, nonlinear partial differential equations, nu-
Curriculum
merical analysis, seismic inversion methods, symbolic
The calculus sequence emphasizes mathematics applied to
computing, and mathematics education.
problems students are likely to see in other fields. This sup-
ports the curricula in other programs where mathematics is
Applied Computer Sciences: Artificial intelligence, neural
networks, parallel processing, pattern recognition, computer
important, and assists students who are underprepared in
vision, computer graphics, databases, and fuzzy set theory.
mathematics. Priorities in the mathematics curriculum include:
applied problems in the mathematics courses and
Applied Statistics: Stochastic modeling, Monte Carlo meth-
ods, biostatistics, statistical genetics, statistical methods in
ready utilization of mathematics in the science and engi-
cosmology, and inverse problems.
neering courses.
Program Educational Objectives (Bachelor of
This emphasis on the utilization of mathematics and com-
Science in Mathematical and Computer Sciences)
puter sciences continues through the upper division courses.
In addition to contributing toward achieving the educa-
Another aspect of the curriculum is the use of a spiraling
tional objectives described in the CSM Graduate Profile and
mode of learning in which concepts are revisited to deepen
the ABET Accreditation Criteria, the Mathematical and Com-
the students’ understanding. The applications, team work,
puter Sciences Program at CSM has established the follow-
assessment, and communications emphasis directly address
ing program educational objectives:
ABET criteria and the CSM graduate profile. The curriculum
offers two study options, one in modeling, analysis and com-
Students will demonstrate technical expertise within
putation, and the other in computer science.
mathematics/computer science by:
Degree Requirements (Mathematical and
Designing and implementing solutions to practical prob-
Computer Sciences)
lems in science and engineering,
Modeling, Analysis and Computation Option
Using appropriate technology as a tool to solve prob-
Sophomore Year Fall Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
lems in mathematics/computer science, and
MACS213 Calc. for Scientists & Eng. III
4
4
Creating efficient algorithms and well structured com-
MACS261 Programming Concepts
3
3
puter programs.
EPIC251 Design II
2
3
3
Students will demonstrate a breadth and depth of knowl-
PHGN200 Physics II
3.5
3
4.5
*EBGN201 Principles of Economics/
edge within mathematics/computer science by:
SYGN200 Systems
3
3
Extending course material to solve original problems,
PAGN201 Physical Education III
2
0.5
Applying knowledge of mathematics/computer science
Total
18
to the solution of problems,
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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
Area of Special Interest
3
3
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
MACS407 Intro to Scientific Computing
3
3
Junior Year Spring Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
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
Area of Special Interest
3
3
Free Elective
3
3
Total
15
Area of Special Interest
3
3
Summer Field Session
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
Total
15
MACS370 Field Course (six weeks)
6
Total
6
Summer Field Session
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
MACS370 Field Course (six weeks)
6
Senior Year Fall Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
Total
6
MACS442 Operating Systems
3
3
MACS461 Senior Seminar I
1
1
Senior Year Fall Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
MACS401 Real Analysis
3
3
MACS Elective – Computer Science
3
3
MACS454 Complex Analysis
3
3
Area of Special Interest
3
3
MACS461 Senior Seminar I
1
1
Free elective
3
3
LAIS/EBGN H&SS Cluster Elective II
3
3
LAIS/EBGN H&SS Cluster Elective II
3
3
MACS Elective - Mathematics
3
3
Total
16
Area of Special Interest
3
3
Senior Year Spring Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
Total
16
MACS400 Princ. of Programming Languages
3
3
MACS462 Senior Seminar II
1
1
Senior Year Spring Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
MACS407 Intro to Scientific Computing
3
3
MACS Elective – Computer Science
3
3
MACS462 Senior Seminar II
1
1
LAIS/EBGN H&SS Cluster Elective III
3
3
MACS Elective - Mathematics
3
3
Free elective
3
3
LAIS/EBGN H&SS Cluster Elective III
3
3
Area of Special Interest
3
3
Free Elective
3
3
Total
16
Area of Special Interest
3
3
Degree Total
134.5
Total
16
Minor/ASI Mathematical and Computer Sciences
Degree Total
134.5
Mathematical Sciences
Computer Sciences Option
For an Area of Special Interest in Mathematical Sciences,
Sophomore Year Fall Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
the student should take the following:
MACS213 Calc. for Scientists & Eng. III
4
4
MACS323
Probability and Statistics for Engineers
MACS261 Programming Concepts
3
3
MACS332
Linear Algebra
EPIC251 Design II
3
1
3
MACS333
Introduction to Mathematical Modeling
PHGN200 Physics II
3
3
4.5
MACS407
Introduction to Scientific Computing
EBGN201 Principles of Economics/
SYGN200 Systems
3
3
For the Minor in Mathematical Sciences, the student
PAGN201 Physical Education III
2
0.5
should take the following courses in addition to those listed
Total
18
for the ASI:
Two additional 400-level Mathematics courses
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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
DR. WENDY J. HARRISON, Interim Principal Tutor and Program
Programming –or-
Director
MACS358
Discrete Mathematics & Algebraic Structures
MACS406
Design and Analysis of Algorithms –or-
Program Educational Objectives
MACS407
Introduction to Scientific Computing
The McBride Honors Program in Public Affairs for Engi-
For the Minor in Computer Sciences, the student should
neers offers 24 semester hours of seminars and off-campus
take:
activities that have the primary educational objective of pro-
MACS262 Data Structures
viding a select number of CSM students the opportunity to
MACS306 Software Engineering
cross the boundaries of their technical expertise into the ethi-
MACS341 Machine Organization and Assembly Language
cal, cultural, and socio-political dimensions of science and
Programming
technology. Students will gain the values, knowledge, and
MACS406 Design and Analysis of Algorithms –or-
skills to prove, project, and test the moral and social implica-
MACS407 Introduction to Scientific Computing
tions of their future professional judgments and activities, not
and two 400-level courses, which may not be languages
only for the particular organizations with which they will be
transferred from another university.
involved, but also for the nation and the world. To achieve
this educational objective, the program seeks to bring themes
Combined BS/MS in Mathematical and Computer
from the humanities and the social sciences into the CSM
Sciences
curriculum to develop in students the habits of thought nec-
The Department of Mathematical and Computer Sciences
essary for effective management, social and environmental
offers a combined Bachelor of Science/Master of Science
responsibility, and enlightened leadership.
program in both Computer Science and Applied Mathematics
that enables students to complete a Bachelor of Science and a
Program Description
Master of Science simultaneously. The student takes an addi-
Designed and taught by teams of faculty members from
tional 30 credit hours of coursework at the graduate level, in
the humanities, social sciences, life and physical sciences,
addition to the undergraduate requirements, and completes
and engineering, the curriculum of the McBride Honors Pro-
both degrees at the same time. Interested students should
gram in Public Affairs for Engineers features the following
contact the department for further information.
educational experiences:
x Student-centered seminars guided by faculty moderators
from various disciplines.
x An interdisciplinary approach that integrates domestic
and global perspectives into the curriculum.
x One-to-one long-lasting relationships between faculty
and students.
x Development and practice of oral/written communica-
tion and listening skills.
x Opportunity to travel to Washington, DC and abroad as
part of the McBride curriculum.
x Intellectual relationships and camaraderie.
x 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
significant responsibilities as leaders in public and private
sectors, it is essential that CSM students be prepared for
more than the traditional first jobs in industry. Leadership
and management demand an understanding of the accelerat-
ing pace of change that marks the social, political, and eco-
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nomic currents of society and a commitment to social and
x understanding that the McBride faculty is committed to
environmental responsibility. While the seminars in the pro-
provide the best education to help students become
gram are designed to nourish such an understanding, the
thoughtful and responsible persons and professionals;
goal of the internship is to put students into situations where
x upholding the highest standards of ethical conduct, par-
they may see firsthand the kinds of challenges that they will
ticularly those related to academic honesty and respect
face in their professional lives.
for peers;
Foreign study is also possible either through CSM-
x accepting CSM educational goals, particularly those
sponsored trips or through individual plans arranged in
related to meeting the Profile of the Colorado School
consultation with the Principal Tutor and CSM’s Office
of Mines.
of International Programs. The cost for any foreign study
is the responsibility of the student.
Although the educational experiences in the McBride
Honors Program are rigorous and demand a high degree of
Student Profile
persistence from the students, McBride graduates have
The McBride Honors Program in Public Affairs for
gained positions of their choice in industry and government
Engineers seeks to enroll students who can profit most from
more easily than others and have been successful in winning
the learning experiences upon which the program is based
admission to high-quality graduate and professional schools.
while significantly contributing to faculty and peer learning.
Admission
Whereas most conventional honors programs admit students
almost exclusively on the basis of academic record, in the
Interested students should apply to the McBride program
McBride Honors Program test scores, grade point, and class
during the summer prior to their first semester of freshman
rank form only part of the criteria used in the admission
year by filling out an application, writing an essay, and
process. Applicants must demonstrate their leadership poten-
securing letters of recommendation (see website for details).
tial, commitment to public service, willingness to understand
Applicants will be interviewed in September by a team of
and respect perspectives other than their own, and writing,
faculty and Honor students. Finalists will be announced in
listening, and speaking abilities through an essay and an
October. Once a finalist accepts the responsibilities and
interview with faculty members.
honors of being a member of the Program (see above), s/he
begins taking Honors seminars in the Spring semester of
Once admitted into the program, a McBride student com-
freshmen year.
mits to
Transfer and Graduation Policies
x 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;
x Transfer students who enter CSM in the Fall semester
x
must fill out an application and go through the applica-
participating in the McBride seminars as an active and
tion and interview process with all freshmen applicants
responsible learner, always completing reading and
(see above).
writing assignments in order to be ready to teach and
learn from peers and instructors;
x Transfer students who enter CSM in the Spring semes-
x
ter must submit a full application, including the essay,
engaging in the highest level of intellectual discourse in
and arrange an interview with the Principal Moderator
a civil and respectful manner with all members of the
and the Chair of McBride’s Executive Committee be-
CSM community, even with those who hold different
fore the first day of Spring semester classes.
beliefs, values, and views of the world;
x
All transfer students should expect to take the entire
accepting and behaving according to the rules estab-
McBride curriculum (24 credit hours) in residence. Only
lished for the Washington Policy and Foreign Area
under very special circumstances, the Principal Tutor will
Study trips to ensure the safety of peers, maximize the
assess a petition by a transfer student for course substitutions.
educational experience of the group, and maintain
CSM’s high reputation;
Academic Standards
x accepting responsibility for grades, which means that
Because of the nature of the program, students are ex-
s/he will earn the grade that s/he deserves given his/her
pected to commit to the highest levels of writing, reading,
level of commitment and respect to the learning process;
and discussion before and during McBride seminars. Partici-
x
pation in class projects and discussions is essential. Students
understanding that McBride’s academic standards re-
who do not maintain an appropriate level of such participa-
quire to maintain a minimum GPA of 2.9 at all times,
tion may be asked to leave the program.
otherwise student will be placed on academic 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
HANS-JOACHIM KLEEBE, Professor
only in honors courses, but in all academic work attempted.
STEPHEN LIU, Professor
To that end, a student must meet the following requirements:
GERARD P. MARTINS, Professor
x A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.9 (based on the aver-
DAVID K. MATLOCK, Charles S. Fogarty Professor
BRAJENDRA MISHRA, Professor
age undergraduate GPA on campus) in all course work
DAVID L. OLSON, John H. Moore Distinguished Professor
at CSM at any given time.
DENNIS W. READEY, Herman F. Coors Distinguished Professor
x 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
x A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.9 and an Honors
Chemical Metallurgy
GPA of 3.0 at the time of graduation in order to receive
CHESTER J. VAN TYNE, FIERF Professor
the “Minor in the McBride Honors Program in Public
ROBERT H. FROST, Associate Professor
Affairs”. Graduating seniors who fall below these
STEVEN W. THOMPSON, Associate Professor
minimums will receive a “Minor in Public Affairs.”
PATRICIO MENDEZ, Assistant Professor
A student who falls below any of these minimums will be
GEORGE S. ANSELL, President Emeritus and Professor Emeritus
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.
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 out-
come of the Metallurgical and Materials Engineering pro-
gram is to provide undergraduates with a fundamental
knowledge-base associated with materials—processing, their
properties, and their selection and application. Upon gradua-
tion, students would have acquired and developed the neces-
sary background and skills for successful careers in the
materials-related industries. Furthermore, the benefits of con-
tinued 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 processing
operations which encompass: the conversion of mineral and
chemical resources into metallic, ceramic or polymeric mate-
rials; the synthesis of new materials; refining and processing
to produce high performance materials for applications from
consumer products to aerospace and electronics, the develop-
ment of mechanical, chemical and physical properties of ma-
terials 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
advanced product. The engineering principles in this disci-
pline include: crystal structure and structural analysis, thermo
dynamics of materials, reaction kinetics, transport phenom-
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ena, phase equilibria, phase transformations, microstructural
x Provide a thorough knowledge of materials engineer-
evolution and properties of materials.
ing fundamentals.
x
The core-discipline fundamentals are applied to a broad
Provide experience in the applications of fundamental
range of materials processes including extraction and refin-
materials-concepts to solve related problems.
x
ing of materials, alloy development, casting, mechanical
Build written and oral communications skills in con-
working, joining and forming, ceramic particle processing,
junction with teamwork skills.
x
high temperature reactions and synthesis of engineered mate-
Impart the ability for self-acquisition of knowledge to
rials. In each stage of processing, the effects of resultant mi-
promote continued education.
x
crostructures and morphologies on materials properties and
Impart a breadth of knowledge which enables a choice
performance are emphasized.
of solutions to materials engineering problems.
Laboratories, located in Nathaniel Hill Hall, are among the
Curriculum
best in the nation. The laboratories, in conjunction with class-
The Metallurgical and Materials Engineering (MME)
room instruction, provide for a well integrated education of
curriculum is organized to provide three educational com-
the undergraduates working towards their baccalaureate
ponents: fundamentals of materials, applications of the fun-
degrees. These facilities are well-equipped and dedicated to:
damentals, and emphasis in one of three focus areas.
particulate and chemical/extraction metallurgical-and-materi-
A. MME Basics: The basic curriculum in the Metallurgical
als processing, foundry science, corrosion and hydro-/elec-
and Materials Engineering Department will provide a back-
tro-metallurgical studies, physical and mechanical
ground in the following topic areas:
metallurgy, welding and joining, forming and processing-
1. Crystal Structures and Structural Analysis: Crystal sys-
and-testing of ceramic materials. Mechanical testing facilities
tems; symmetry elements and Miller indices; atomic
include computerized machines for tensile, compression, tor-
bonding; metallic, ceramic and polymeric structures; x-ray
sion, toughness, fatigue and thermo-mechanical testing.
and electron diffraction; stereographic projection and
There are also other highly specialized research laboratories
crystal orientation; long range order; defects in materials.
dedicated to: robotics, artificial intelligence, vapor deposi-
tion, and plasma and high-temperature reaction-systems.
2. Thermodynamics of Materials: Heat and mass balances;
Support analytical-laboratories for surface analysis, emission
thermodynamic laws; chemical potential and chemical
spectrometry, X-ray analysis, optical microscopy and image
equilibrium; solution thermodynamics & solution models;
analysis, electron microscopy, including an analytical scan-
partial molar and excess quantities; solid state thermo
ning transmission electron microscopy and the latest in scan-
dynamics; thermodynamics of surfaces; electrochemistry.
ning electron microscopy, and micro-thermal-analysis/mass
3. Transport Phenomena and Kinetics: Heat, mass and
spectrometry. Metallurgical and Materials Engineering in-
momentum transport; transport properties of fluids;
volves all of the processes which transform precursor materials
diffusion mechanisms; reaction kinetics; nucleation
into final engineered products adapted to human needs. The
and growth kinetics.
objective of the Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
4. Phase Equilibria: Phase rule; binary and ternary systems;
program is to impart a fundamental knowledge of materials
microstructural evolution; defects in crystals; surface
processing, properties, selection and application in order to
phenomena; phase transformations: eutectic, eutectoid,
provide graduates with the background and skills needed for
martensitic, nucleation and growth, recovery; microstruc-
successful careers in materials related industries, for contin-
tural evolution; strengthening mechanisms; quantitative
ued education toward graduate degrees and for the pursuit of
stereology; heat treatment.
knowledge in other disciplines.
5. Properties of Materials: Mechanical properties, chemical
The program leading to the degree Bachelor of Science in
properties (oxidation and corrosion); electrical, magnetic
Metallurgical and Materials Engineering is accredited by the
and optical properties: failure analysis.
Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation
Board for Engineering and Technology, 111 Market Place,
B. MME Applications: The course content in the Metal-
Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202-4012, telephone (410)
lurgical and Materials Engineering Program emphasizes the
347-7700.
following applications:
Program Educational Objectives (Bachelor of
1. Materials Processing: Particulate processing, thermo- and
electro-chemical materials-processing, hydrometallurgical
Science in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering)
processing, synthesis of materials, deformation process-
In addition to contributing toward achieving the educa-
ing, casting and welding.
tional objectives described in the CSM Graduate Profile and
the ABET Accreditation Criteria, the Metallurgical and
2. Design and Application of Materials: Materials selection,
Materials Engineering Program is designed to support five
ferrous and nonferrous metals, ceramic materials, polymer-
primary educational objectives.
ic materials, composite materials and electronic materials.
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3. Statistical Process Control and Design of Experiments:
Senior Year Fall Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
Statistical process-control, process capability- analysis
MTGN445 Mechanical Behavior of Materials
3
3
4
and design of experiments.
MTGN461 Trans. Phen. & Reactor Design
for Met. & Mat. Engs.
2
3
3
C. MME Focus Areas: There are three Focus Areas with-
MTGN450 Stat Process Control & Design
in the Metallurgical and Materials Engineering curriculum.
of Experiments
3
3
These are
MTGN—MTGN Elective
3
3
1. Physicochemical Processing of Materials
LAIS/EBGN H&SS Cluster Elective III
3
3
Free Elective
3
3
2. Physical Metallurgy
Total
19
3. Materials Engineering
Senior Year Spring Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
D. MME Curriculum Requirements: The Metallurgical
MTGN466 Design, Selection & Use of Mats
1
6
3
MTGN415 Electronic Properties &
and Materials Engineering course sequence is designed to
Applications of Materials
fulfill the program goals and to satisfy the curriculum
or
requirements. The time sequence of courses organized by
MTGN442 Engineering Alloys
3
3
degree program, year and semester, is listed below.
MTGN—MTGN Elective
3
3
Degree Requirements (Metallurgical and
MTGN—MTGN Elective
3
3
Materials Engineering)
DCGN381 Electric Circuits, Electronics & Power3
3
Free Elective
3
3
Sophomore Year Fall Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
Total
18
DCGN209 Introduction to Thermodynamics
3
3
MACS213 Calculus for Scientists & Engnr’s III 4
4
Degree Total
138.5
PHGN200 Physics II
3.5
3
4.5
Five Year Combined Metallurgical and Materials
SYGN202 Engineered Materials Systems
3
3
Engineering Baccalaureate and Master of
PAGN201 Physical Education III
2
0.5
Total
15
Engineering in Metallurgical and Materials
Engineering, with an Electronic-Materials
Sophomore Year Spring Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
MACS315 Differential Equations
3
3
Emphasis.#
PHGN300 Modern Physics
3
3
The Departments of Metallurgical and Materials
DCGN241 Statics
3
3
Engineering and Physics collaborate to offer a five-year pro-
EPIC251 Design II
2
3
3
gram designed to meet the needs of the electronics and simi-
EBGN201 Principles of Economics
3
3
lar high-tech industries. Students who satisfy the requirements
SYGN200 Human Systems
3
3
of the program obtain an undergraduate degree in either
PAGN202 Physical Education IV
2
0.5
Engineering Physics or in Metallurgical and Materials
Total
18.5
Engineering in four years and a Master of Engineering degree
Summer Field Session
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering at the end of the
MTGN272 Particulate Materials Processing
3
fifth year. The program is designed to provide for a strong
Total
3
background in science fundamentals, as well as specialized
Junior Year Fall Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
training in the materials-science and processing needs of
MTGN311 Structure of Materials
3
3
4
these industries. Thus, the educational objective of the pro-
MTGN381 Phase Equilibria
2
2
gram is to provide students with the specific educational
MTGN351 Metallurgical & Materials
requirements to begin a career in microelectronics and, at
Thermodynamics
4
4
the same time, a broad and flexible background necessary
EGGN320 Mechanics of Materials
3
3
LAIS/EBGN H&SS Cluster Elective I
3
3
to remain competitive in this exciting and rapidly changing
Total
16
industry. The undergraduate electives which satisfy the
requirements of the program and an overall curriculum
Junior Year Spring Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
MTGN334 Chemical Processing of Materials
3
3
are outlined in an informational package “Enhanced
MTGN348 Microstructural Develop. of Materials3
3
4
Program for Preparation for Microelectronics,” available
MTGN352 Metallurgical & Materials Kinetics
3
3
from either the Physics or Metallurgical and Materials
LAIS/EBGN H&SS Cluster Elective II
3
3
Engineering Departments. A Program Mentor in each
Free Elective
3
3
Department can also provide counseling on the program.
Total
16
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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
gram qualifies the student for a commission as a Second
found in the Graduate Degree and Requirements section of
Lieutenant in the United States Army, Army Reserve or
the Graduate Bulletin. The case study is started during the
Army National Guard. Full benefit of the program is
student’s senior design-project and completed during the
achieved by participating in the four-year program; however,
year of graduate study. A student admitted to the program is
late entry may be possible by attendance at the summer
expected to select a graduate advisor, in advance of the
Basic Camp.
graduate-studies final year, and prior to the start of their
Basic Course. (Freshman and Sophomore-level Military
senior year. The case-study topic is then identified and
Science): No obligation is incurred by enrolling in any
selected in consultation with the graduate advisor. A formal
Freshman or Sophomore-level Military Science course
application, during the senior year, for admission to the
(except by Military Science Scholarship winners). Students
graduate program in Metallurgical and Materials Engineer-
receive training in military skills such as drill and cere-
ing must be submitted to the Graduate School. Students who
monies, uniform wear, customs and courtesies of the service,
have maintained all the standards of the program require-
small unit tactics, and background information on the role
ments leading up to this step, can expect to be admitted.
and organization of the Army. Freshman cadets will receive
#Additional “Emphasis” areas are being developed in con-
extensive training and practical experience in using a map
junction with other Departments on Campus.
and compass to navigate cross-country. Sophomore cadets
will receive training in 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 train-
ing in small unit tactics in preparation for their attendance at
the AROTC Advanced Camp (normally attended during the
summer after their Junior year). Cadets also receive training
in management, ethics and leadership, as well as practical
experience in performing as the leader in a stressful environ-
ment. 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.
Military 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 fresh-
men, $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), provides a book allowance and pay a
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subsistence allowance during the school year for the duration
Commissioned Service. The mission of the NROTC pro-
of the scholarship. The student may pursue any 4-year degree
gram is to provide regular and reserve officers to the fleet
program offered at CSM. Upon graduation, AROTC Scholar-
and Marine Corps for service in the “Unrestricted Line”
ship cadets receive commissions and will be required to serve
fields. Unrestricted Line officers specialize in one of the
in the military for four years of an active duty and four years
following: Surface ships, submarines, aviation (Pilot or
of Reserve Forces duty, for a total of eight years. Individuals
Naval Flight Officer), Special Warfare (SEALs) or Special
interested in applying for AROTC Scholarships should con-
Operations (Diving, Salvage, Explosive Ordnance Disposal).
tact high school guidance counselors or the Professor of
Marine Corps officer commissionees enter a variety of fields
Military Science, CSM, no later than the first month of the
including infantry, aviation, armor, and combat engineering.
senior year in high school. There are also 2-year and 3-year
Regardless of the type of commission earned, regular or
AROTC Scholarships available to students already in college.
reserve, virtually all NROTC graduates serve on active duty
A 2-year AROTC Reserve Forces Duty Scholarship is avail-
after commissioning. Men and women interested in these
able for cadets entering the Advanced Military Science
and other programs leading to commissions in the Naval
course who wish to pursue a Reserve Forces military obliga-
Service are encouraged to contact the NROTC Unit at
tion. Another option available to cadets is the Department of
492-8287 or in person at Folsom Stadium, Gate 6, Room
the Army Scientific and Engineering AROTC Cooperative
241, University of Colorado, Boulder.
Program (DASE AROTC CO-OP). DASE students are hired
Air Force ROTC (AFROTC)
as Department of the Army civilians. They receive the pay,
insurance, sick leave and other benefits provided DA civilian
Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps
employees. In addition, upon successful completion of the
U.S. Air Force ROTC offers several programs leading to a
program, students will have the opportunity for continued
commission in the U.S. Air Force upon receipt of at least a
employment. Qualified students may receive financial assis-
baccalaureate degree.
tance of up to $5,000 per year to cover cost of tuition, books
Standard Four-Year Program
and living expenses.
This standard program is designed for incoming freshmen
Navy ROTC (NROTC)
or any student with four years remaining until degree com-
pletion. It consists of three parts: the General Military
Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps
Course (GMC) for lower division (normally freshmen and
Colorado School of Mines students may pursue a com-
sophomore) students; the Professional Officer Course (POC)
mission as an officer in the U.S. Navy or Marine Corps
for upper division students (normally juniors and seniors);
through a cross town agreement with the Naval ROTC Unit
and Leadership Laboratory (LLAB—attended by all cadets).
at the University of Colorado, Boulder. NROTC offers two-
Completion of a four-week summer training course is
year and four-year scholarship programs and college (non-
required prior to commissioning.
scholarship) programs. Navy scholarships may be earned
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
field training program during the summer months as a pre-
NROTC students attending Colorado School of Mines
requisite for entry into the Professional Officer Course the
must attend a weekly drill session at the University of Colo-
following fall semester.
rado Boulder campus and fulfill other military responsibili-
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 (303
foreign language. Students should check with their NROTC
492-8351) can discuss best alternatives. Interested students
class advisor to determine specific course offerings which
should make initial contact as early as possible to create the
fulfill the above requirements.
best selection opportunity, as selection is on a competitive
basis. There is no obligation until a formal contract is entered.
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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,
UGUR OZBAY, Professor
Baltimore, MD 21202-4012, telephone (410) 347-7700.
LEVENT OZDEMIR, Professor and Director of Earth Mechanics
Institute
Program Educational Objectives (Bachelor of
MARK KUCHTA, Associate Professor
Science in Mining Engineering)
HUGH MILLER, Associate Professor
In addition to contributing toward achieving the educa-
MASAMI NAKAGAWA, Associate Professor
tional objectives described in the CSM Graduate profile and
D. SCOTT KIEFFER, Assistant Professor
the ABET Accreditation Criteria, the educational objectives
BAKI YARAR, Professor Emeritus
which the Mining Engineering Department aspires to accom-
MANOHAR ARORA, Adjunct Associate Professor
plish can be seen in the attributes of our graduates. The grad-
VILEM PETR, Research Assistant Professor
uate is equipped with:
Program Description
x A sound knowledge in the required basic sciences and
Mining engineering is a broad profession, which embraces
engineering fundamentals;
all required activities to facilitate the recovery of valuable
x
minerals and products from the earth’s crust for the benefit
Knowledge and experience in the application of engi-
of humanity. It is one of the oldest engineering professions,
neering principles to the exploitation of earth’s
which continues to grow in importance. It has often been
resources and construction of earth (rock) systems in
said: “If it was not grown in the field or fished out of the
an engineering systems orientation and setting;
water, then it must have been mined.” An adequate supply of
x Ability to solve complex mining and earth systems
mineral products at competitive prices is the life-blood of the
related problems;
continuing growth of industrialized nations and the founda-
x Capability for team work and decision making;
tion of the progress for the developing countries.
x Appreciation of the global role of minerals in the
The function of the mining engineer is to apply knowledge
changing world;
of pertinent scientific theory, engineering fundamentals, and
x
improved technology to recover natural resources. Mining is a
Desire for continuing education, intellectual and profes-
world-wide activity involving the extraction of non-metallics,
sional development, analysis and creativity;
metal ores of all kinds, and solid fuel and energy sources
x Self confidence and articulation, with high professional
such as coal and nuclear materials. In addition to mineral
and ethical standards.
extraction, the skills of mining engineers are also needed in a
Curriculum
variety of fields where the earth’s crust is utilized, such as the
The mining engineering curriculum is devised to facilitate
underground construction industry. The construction industry,
the widest employability of CSM graduates. The curriculum is
with its requirements of developing earth (rock) systems,
based on scientific engineering and geologic fundamentals and
tunnels and underground chambers, and the hazardous waste
the application of these fundamentals to design and operate
disposal industry are examples of such applications. These
mines and to create structures in rock and prepare mine prod-
are expanding needs, with a shortage of competent people;
ucts for the market. To achieve this goal, the curriculum is
the mining engineer is well qualified to meet these needs.
designed to ensure that the graduates:
The importance of ecological and environmental planning
x become broad based mining engineers who can tackle
is recognized and given significant attention in all aspects of
the problems of both hard and soft rock mining,
the mining engineering curriculum.
regardless of whether the mineral deposit requires
CSM mining engineering students study the principles and
surface or underground methods of extraction,
techniques of mineral exploration and underground and sur-
x have an opportunity, through elective courses, to spe-
face mining operations as well as mineral processing technol-
cialize in one or more aspects of the mining engineer-
ogies. Studies include rock mechanics, rock fragmentation,
ing profession,
plant and mine design, mine ventilation, surveying, valua-
x are interested in an academic or research career, or wish
tion, industrial hygiene, mineral law, mine safety, computing,
to pursue employment in related fields, have a suffi-
mineral processing, solution mining and operations research.
ciently sound scientific and engineering foundation to
Throughout the mining engineering curriculum, a constant
do so effectively.
effort is made to maintain a balance between theoretical prin-
ciples and their engineering applications. The mining engi-
This purpose permeates both the lower and upper divi-
neering graduate is qualified for positions in engineering,
sion courses. Another important aspect of the curriculum is
supervision, and research.
the development of the students’ capabilities to be team
members, with the added objective of preparing them for leader-
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ship in their professional life. The curriculum focuses on the
Petroleum Engineering
application of engineering principles to solving problems, in
short, engineering design in an earth systems approach.
CRAIG W. VAN KIRK, Professor and Department Head
JOHN R. FANCHI, Professor
Degree Requirements (Mining Engineering)
RAMONA M. GRAVES, Professor
Sophomore Year Fall Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
ERDAL OZKAN, Professor
MACS213 Calc. for Scientists & Engn’rs III
4
4
LARRY G. CHORN, Associate Professor
PHGN200 Physics II
3.5
3
4.5
RICHARD L. CHRISTIANSEN, Associate Professor
EBGN201 Principles of Economics
3
3
ALFRED W. EUSTES III, Associate Professor
DCGN241 Statics
3
3
TURHAN YILDIZ, Associate Professor
EPIC251 Design II
2
3
3
JENNIFER L. MISKIMINS, Assistant Professor
PAGN201 Physical Education III
2
0.5
HOSSEIN KAZEMI, Distinguished Petroleum Engineering
Total
18
Research Professor
Sophomore Year Spring Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
MARK G. MILLER, Assistant Research Professor
EGGN351 Fluid Mechanics
3
3
BILLY J. MITCHELL, Professor Emeritus
MACS315 Differential Equations
3
3
GEOL210 Materials of the Earth
2
3
3
Program Description
MNGN210 Introductory Mining
3
3
The primary objectives of petroleum engineering are the
MNGN317 Dynamics for Mn. Engs.
1
1
environmentally sound exploration, development, evaluation,
EGGN320 Mechanics of Materials
3
3
and recovery of oil, gas, and other fluids in the earth. Skills
PAGN202 Physical Education IV
2
0.5
in this branch of engineering are needed to meet the world’s
Total
16.5
ever-increasing demand for hydrocarbon fuel, thermal
Summer Field Session
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
energy, and waste and pollution management.
MNGN300 Summer Field Session
3
Total
3
Graduates of the program are in high demand in private
industry, as evidenced by the strong job market and high
Junior Year Fall Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
EGGN371 Engineering Thermodynamics
3
3
salaries. The petroleum industry offers a wide range of em-
MNGN308 Mine Safety
1
1
ployment opportunities for Petroleum Engineering students
MNGN309 Mine Engineering Lab
8
2
during summer breaks and after graduation. Exciting experi-
MNGN312 Surface Mine Design
2
3
3
ences range from field work in producing oil and gas fields
MNGN321 Introductory Rock Mechanics
2
3
3
to office jobs in small towns or large cities. Worldwide travel
SYGN200 Human Systems
3
3
and overseas assignments are available for interested stu-
Free Elective
3
3
dents. One of our objectives in the Petroleum Engineering
Total
18
Department is to prepare students to succeed in an energy
Junior Year Spring Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
industry that is evolving into an industry working with many
DCGN381 Electrical Circuits, Elec. & Pwr
3
3
energy sources. Besides developing technical competence in
LAIS/EBGN H&SS Cluster Elective I
3
3
MNGN314 Underground Mine Design
3
3
petroleum engineering, you will learn how your education
MNGN316 Coal Mining Methods and Design
2
3
3
can help you contribute to the development of alternative
GEOL308 Structural Geology
2
3
3
energy sources. In addition to exciting careers in the petro-
Free Elective
3
3
leum industry, many Petroleum Engineering graduates find
Total
18
rewarding careers in the environmental arena, law, medicine,
Senior Year Fall Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
business, and many other walks of life.
MNGN408 Underground Design and Const.
3
3
The department offers semester-abroad opportunities
MNGN414 Mine Plant Design
2
3
3
through formal exchange programs with the Petroleum
MNGN428 Mining Eng. Design Report I
3
1
MNGN438 Geostatistics
2
3
3
Engineering Department at the Mining University in Leoben,
MNGN322/323 Intro. to Mineral Processing
3
3
4
Austria, Technical University in Delft, Holland, and the
LAIS/EBGN H&SS Cluster Elective II
3
3
University of Adelaide, Adelaide, Australia. Qualified under-
Total
17
graduate and graduate students from each school can attend
Senior Year Spring Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
the other for one semester and receive full transfer credit
MNGN429 Mining Eng. Design Report II
3
2
back at the home university.
MNGN433 Mine Systems Analysis I
3
3
Graduate courses emphasize the research aspects of the
MNGN427 Mine Valuation
2
2
profession, as well as advanced engineering applications.
MNGN424 Mine Ventilation
2
3
3
MNGN410 Excavation Project Management
2
2
Qualified graduate students may earn a Professional Masters
LAIS/EBGN H&SS Cluster Elective III
3
3
in Petroleum Reservoir Systems (offered jointly with Geol-
Free Elective
3
ogy and Geological Engineering and Geophysics), Master of
Total
18
Science, Master of Engineering, and Doctor of Philosophy
Degree Total
141.5
degrees.
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A new lab wing was completed in 1993 and the existing
500-level graduate courses that include topics such as drilling,
office and classroom building was renovated in 1994 at a
reservoir, and production engineering; reservoir simulation
total project cost exceeding $10 million. New lab equipment
and characterization, and economics and risk analysis. See the
added during the past few years total more than $2 million.
department secretaries for the registration procedure.
The department has state-of-the-art laboratories in a wide
The program leading to the degree Bachelor of Science in
range of technical areas, including the following under grad-
Petroleum Engineering is accredited by the Engineering
uate labs:
Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for
Computer Laboratory
Engineering and Technology, 111 Market Place, Suite 1050,
A state-of-the-art computer laboratory is available for
Baltimore, MD 21202-4012, telephone (410) 347-7700.
general use and classroom instruction. Software includes
Program Educational Objectives (Bachelor of
more than $5.0 million in donated industry software used by
Science in Petroleum Engineering)
oil and gas companies and research labs around the world.
The Mission of the Petroleum Engineering Program has
Drilling Simulator Laboratory
evolved naturally over time in response to the needs of the
Rare on university campuses, this lab contains a computer
graduates; in concert with the Colorado School of Mines
controlled, full-scale, drilling rig simulator. It includes drilling
Institutional Mission Statement and the Profile of the Future
controls that can be used to simulate onshore and offshore
Graduate; and in recognition of accreditation requirements
drilling operations and well control situations.
specified by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of
Reservoir Characterization Laboratory
the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology.
Properties of rock are measured that affect economic
The Mission of the Petroleum Engineering Program is:
development of reservoir resources of oil and gas. Measured
To educate engineers for the worldwide petroleum industry
properties include permeability, porosity, and relative per-
at the undergraduate and graduate levels, perform research
meability. “Hands on” experiences with simple and sophisti-
that enhances the state-of-the-art in petroleum technology,
cated equipment are provided.
and to serve the industry and public good through profes-
Drilling Fluids Laboratory
sional societies and public service. This mission is achieved
Modern equipment enables students to evaluate and design
through proactive leadership in providing a solid foundation
fluid systems required in drilling operations.
for both the undergraduate and graduate programs. Students
are well prepared for life-long learning, an international and
Fluids Characterization Laboratory
diverse career, further education, and public service. The pro-
A variety of properties of fluids from oil and gas reservoirs
gram emphasizes integrated and multi disciplinary teamwork
are measured for realistic conditions of elevated temperature
in classroom instruction and in research, and actively pursues
and pressure. This laboratory accentuates principles studied
interdisciplinary activities with many other CSM depart-
in lectures.
ments, particularly the Earth Science/Engineering programs.
Petroleum Engineering Summer Field Sessions
In addition to contributing toward achieving the educa-
Two summer sessions, one after the completion of the
tional objectives described in the CSM Graduate Profile and
sophomore year and one after the junior year, are important
the ABET Accreditation Criteria, individuals interested in the
parts of the educational experience. The first is a two-week
Petroleum Engineering program educational objectives are
session designed to introduce the student to the petroleum
encouraged to contact faculty, visit the CSM campus, or visit
industry. Petroleum Engineering, a truly unique and exciting
our website: www.mines.edu. The Petroleum Engineering
engineering discipline, can be experienced by visiting petro-
program educational objectives can also be found posted in
leum operations. Historically, the areas visited have included
the hallway outside the department office. The specific educa-
Europe, Alaska, Canada, the U.S. Gulf Coast, California, and
tional objectives are outlined below:
the Rocky Mountain Region.
1. Broad education
The second two-week session, after the junior year, is an in-
CSM design and system courses
depth study of the Rangely Oil Field and surrounding geology
Effective communication
in Western Colorado. The Rangely Oil Field is the largest oil
Skills necessary for diverse and international profes-
field in the Rocky Mountain region and has undergone pri-
sional career
mary, secondary, and enhanced recovery processes. Field trips
Recognition of need and ability to engage in lifelong
in the area provide the setting for understanding the complex-
learning
ity of geologic systems and the environmental and safety is-
sues in the context of reservoir development and management.
2. Solid foundation in engineering principles and
practices
It is recommended that all students considering majoring or
Society of Petroleum Engineers’ ABET Program Criteria
minoring in Petroleum Engineering sign up for the elective
Strong petroleum engineering faculty with diverse
course PEGN 102 in the spring semester. Seniors may take
backgrounds
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Technical seminars, field trips, and field sessions
porated into every part of the program, from undergraduate
3. Applied problem solving skills
instruction through graduate student and faculty research.
Designing and conducting experiments
The department is close to oil and gas field operations, oil
Analyzing and interpreting data
companies, research laboratories, and geologic outcrops of
Problem solving skills in engineering practice
nearby producing formations. There are many opportunities
Working real world problems
for short field trips and for summer and part-time employ-
4. An understanding of ethical, social, environmental,
ment in the oil and gas industry in the Denver metropolitan
and professional responsibilities
region or near campus.
Following established Department and Colorado
Degree Requirements (Petroleum Engineering)
School of Mines honor codes
Sophomore Year Fall Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
Integrating ethical and environmental issues into real
EBGN201 Principles of Economics
3
3
world problems
EPIC251/252 Design II
3
3
Awareness of health and safety issues
DCGN241 Statics
3
3
MACS213 Calculus for Scientists & Engn’rs III
4
4
5. Multidisciplinary team skills
PHGN200 Physics II
3.5
3
4.5
Integrated information and data from multiple sources
PAGN201 Physical Education III
2
0.5
Critical team skills
Total
18
Curriculum
Sophomore Year Spring Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
All disciplines within petroleum engineering are covered
DCGN209 Introduction to Thermodynamics
3
3
to great depth at the undergraduate and graduate levels, both
EGGN320 Mechanics of Materials
3
3
PEGN251 Fluid Mechanics
3
3
in the classroom and laboratory instruction, and in research.
PEGN308 Res. Rock Properties
2
3
3
Specific areas include fundamental fluid and rock behavior,
MACS315 Differential Equations
3
3
drilling, formation evaluation, well completions and stimula-
SYGN200 Human Systems
3
3
tion, well testing, production operations and artificial lift,
Total
18
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
PEGN419 Well Log Anal. & Formation Eval.
2
3
3
total program structured in a manner that prepares each grad-
LAIS/EBGN H&SS Cluster Elective
I
3
3
PAGN202 Physical Education IV
2
0
.5
uate for a successful career from the standpoints of technical
Total
17.5
competence, managerial abilities, and multidisciplinary expe-
riences. The needs for continued learning and professional-
Junior Year Spring Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
GEOL308 Intro. Applied Structural Geology
2
3
3
ism are stressed.
MNGN438 Geostatistics
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
LAIS/EBGN H&SS Cluster Elective II
3
3
listed above. Additionally, the faculty members have signifi-
Free Elective
3
3
cant industrial backgrounds that lead to meaningful design
Total
18
experiences for the students. Engineering design is taught
Summer Field Session
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
throughout the curriculum including a senior design course on
PEGN316 Summer Field Session II
2
2
applying the learned skills to real world reservoir development
Total
2
and management problems. The senior design course is truly
Senior Year Fall Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
multidisciplinary with students and professors from the Petro-
PEGN481 Petroleum Seminar
2
2
leum Engineering, Geophysics, and Geology departments.
PEGN423 Petroleum Reservoir Eng. I
3
3
PEGN413 Gas Meas. & Formation Evaluation
6
2
The program has state-of-the-art facilities and equipment
PEGN414 Well Test Analysis and Design
3
3
for laboratory instruction and experimental research. To
PEGN422 Econ. & Eval. Oil & Gas Projects
3
3
maintain leadership in future petroleum engineering technol-
Free Elective
3
3
ogy, decision making, and management, computers are incor-
Total
16
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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 III
3
3
TOM SPICER, Department Head, Professor and Athletic Director
Free Elective
3
3
JENNIFER McINTOSH, Athletics Trainer
Total
15
GREG JENSEN, Assistant Trainer
Degree Total
139.5
DAN R. LEWIS, Associate Athletic Director
SHELLY JOHNSON, Volleyball Coach
Five Year Combined Baccalaureate and Masters
OSCAR BOES, Cross Country Coach
Degree.
SCOTT CAREY, Assistant Football Coach
The Petroleum Engineering Department offers the oppor-
PAULA KRUEGER, Women’s Basketball Coach
tunity to begin work on a Professional Masters in Petroleum
PRYOR ORSER, Men’s Basketball Coach
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, Men’s 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-
BRANDON LEIMBACH , Intramural & Club Sports Director
demic advisor any time after the Sophomore year.
SCOTT VANSICKLE, Track Coach
KEITH WILSON, Strength 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 accommoda-
tions 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 golf, men’s and women’s swimming, men’s and
complete four Physical Education classes, beginning with the
women’s soccer, and women’s volleyball and softball. One
prerequisite classes of PAGN101 and PAGN102. Four se-
hour credit is given for a semester’s participation in each sport.
mesters of Physical Education is a graduation requirement.
Through a required athletic fee, all full-time students at-
Exceptions: (1) a medical excuse verified by a physician;
tending CSM become members of the CSM Athletic Associa-
(2) veterans, honorably discharged from the armed forces;
tion, which financially supports the intercollegiate athletic
(3) entering students 26 years or older or students holding a
program. The Director of Athletics administers this program.
bachelor’s degree. Normally, it is fulfilled during the first
two years of attendance. Transfer students should clear with
Intramural and Club Sports
the Admissions Offices regarding advanced standing in
The intramural program features a variety of activities
physical education. Students who transfer in as freshmen or
ranging from those offered in the intercollegiate athletic pro-
sophomores without any PA credits will be required to take
gram to more recreational type activities. They are governed
PAGN101 and PAGN102. Participation in intercollegiate ath-
by the CSM IM Council and CSM Sports Club Council. Cur-
letics may be substituted for required semesters and hours of
rent offerings may be viewed in the second floor of the Volk
physical education. ROTC students can waive the physical
Gymnasium on the IM board. All activities are offered in the
education requirement when a similar physical activity is re-
following categories: Independent men, organizational men,
quired in their 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
re-enroll in any of the regularly scheduled classes on an
under this umbrella. Some teams engage in intercollegiate
elective basis.
competition at the non-varsity level, some serve as
instructional/recreational entities, and some as strictly
All students enrolled in physical education shall provide
recreational interest groups. They are funded through
their own gym uniform, athletic shoes, and swimming suit.
ASCSM. Some of the current organizations are Billiards,
A non-refundable fee is assessed for the required locker
Caving, Climbing, Cheerleading, Ice Hockey, Karate, Kendo,
service. Lockers are also available to students who are not
Kayak, Judo, Lacrosse, Men’s Rugby, Women’s Rugby,
enrolled in physical education classes for the same fee.
Shooting, Ski Team, Snowboard, Women’s Soccer, Men’s
Ultimate Frisbee, Women’s Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball,
Water Polo.
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Physics
This unique blend of physics and engineering makes
it possible for the engineering physics graduate to work at
JAMES A. McNEIL, Professor and Department Head
the interface between science and technology, where new
REUBEN T. COLLINS, Professor
discoveries are continually being put to practice. While the
THOMAS E. FURTAK, Professor
engineering physicist is at home applying existing technolo-
FRANK V. KOWALSKI, Professor
gies, he or she is also capable of striking out in different
JOHN A. SCALES, Professor
directions to develop new technologies. It is the excitement
JEFF A. SQUIER, Professor
P. CRAIG TAYLOR, Professor
of being able to work at this cutting edge that makes the
JOHN U. TREFNY, Professor and President
engineering physics degree attractive to many students.
CHARLES G. DURFEE, III, Associate Professor
Career paths of CSM engineering physics graduates vary
UWE GREIFE, Associate Professor
widely, illustrating the flexibility inherent in the program.
TIMOTHY R. OHNO, Associate Professor
Approximately half of the graduating seniors go on to gradu-
DAVID M. WOOD, Associate Professor
ate school in physics or a closely related field of engineering.
LINCOLN D. CARR, Assistant Professor
Some go to medical, law, or other professional post-graduate
FREDERIC SARAZIN, Assistant Professor
MATTHEW M. YOUNG, Senior Lecturer
schools. Others find employment in fields as diverse as elec-
ANITA B. CORN, Lecturer
tronics, semiconductor processing, aerospace, materials
TODD G. RUSKELL, Lecturer
development, nuclear energy, solar energy, and geophysical
SUE ANNE BERGER, Instructor
exploration.
P. DAVID FLAMMER, Instructor
The physics department maintains modern well-equipped
CHRISTOPHER M. KELSO, Instructor
laboratories for general physics, modern physics, electronics,
JAMES T. BROWN, Professor Emeritus
F. EDWARD CECIL, Professor Emeritus
and advanced experimentation. There are research labora-
FRANKLIN D. SCHOWENGERDT, Professor Emeritus
tories for the study of solid-state physics, surface physics,
DON L. WILLIAMSON, Professor Emeritus
materials science, optics, and nuclear physics, including an
F. RICHARD YEATTS, Professor Emeritus
NSF-funded laboratory for solar and electronic materials
WILLIAM B. LAW, Associate Professor Emeritus
processing. The department also maintains electronic and
ARTHUR Y. SAKAKURA, Associate Professor Emeritus
machine shops.
ROBERT F. HOLUB, Research Professor
VICTOR KAYDANOV, Research Professor
Program Educational Objectives (Bachelor of
JAMES E. BERNARD, Research Associate Professor
Science in Engineering Physics)
MARK W. COFFEY, Research Associate Professor
In addition to contributing toward achieving the educa-
JOSEPH D. BEACH, Research Assistant Professor
tional objectives described in the CSM Graduate Profile and
Program Description
the ABET Accreditation Criteria, the physics department
embraces the broad institutional educational objectives as
Engineering Physics
summarized in the Graduate Profile. The additional engineer-
Physics is the most basic of all sciences and the foundation
ing physics program-specific educational objectivees are
of most of the science and engineering disciplines. As such,
listed below.
it has always attracted those who want to understand nature
at its most fundamental level. Engineering Physics is not a
All engineering physics graduates must have the factual
specialized branch of physics, but an interdisciplinary area
knowledge and other thinking skills necessary to con-
wherein the basic physics subject matter, which forms the
struct an appropriate understanding of physical phe-
backbone of any undergraduate physics degree, is taken
nomena in an applied context.
further toward application to engineering. The degree is ac-
All engineering physics graduates must have the ability to
credited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of
communicate effectively.
the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology,
Throughout their careers engineering physics graduates
111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202-4012,
should be able to function effectively and responsibly
telephone (410) 347-7700. At CSM, the required engineering
in society.
physics curriculum includes all of the undergraduate physics
Five-year Combined Baccalaureate / Masters
courses that would form the physics curriculum at any good
Degree Programs
university, but in addition to these basic courses, the CSM
The Physics Department in collaboration with the Depart-
requirements include pre-engineering and engineering
ment of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering and with
courses, which physics majors at other universities would not
the Engineering Division offers five-year programs in which
ordinarily take. These courses include engineering science,
students obtain an undergraduate degree in Engineering
design, systems, summer field session, and a capstone senior
Physics as well as a Masters Degree in an Engineering dis-
design sequence culminating in a senior thesis.
cipline. There are three engineering tracks and three physics
tracks. The first two lead to a Masters degree in Engineering
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with a mechanical or electrical specialty. Students in the third
Degree Requirements (Engineering Physics)
track receive a Masters of Metallurgical and Materials Engi-
Sophomore Year Fall Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
neering with an electronic materials emphasis. The Applied
MACS213 Calculus for Scientists & Engn’rs III
4
4
Physics tracks are in the areas of condensed matter, applied
PHGN200 Physics II
3.5
3
4.5
optics, and applied nuclear physics. The programs emphasize
EPIC251 Design II
3
3
a strong background in fundamentals of science, in addition
SYGN200 Human Systems
3
3
PAGN201 Physical Education III
2
0.5
to practical experience within an applied physics or engineer-
Total
15
ing discipline. Many of the undergraduate electives of stu-
dents involved in each track are specified. For this reason,
Sophomore Year Spring Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
MACS315 Differential Equations
3
3
students are expected to apply to the program during the first
DCGN210 Introduction to Thermodynamics
3
3
semester of their sophomore year (in special cases late entry
PHGN300/310 Physics III-Modern Physics I
3
3
can be approved by the program mentors). A 3.0 grade point
PHGN215 Analog Electronics
3
3
4
average must be maintained to guarantee admission into the
EBGN201 Principles of Economics
3
3
appropriate engineering or applied physics graduate program.
PAGN202 Physical Education IV
2
0.5
Students in the engineering tracks must complete a report
Total
16.5
or case study during the fifth year. Students in the applied
Summer Field Session
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
physics tracks must complete a master’s thesis. The case
PHGN384 Summer Field Session (6 weeks)
6
study or thesis should begin during the senior year as part of
Total
6
the Senior Design experience. Participants must identify an
Junior Year Fall Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
Engineering or Physics advisor as appropriate prior to their
PHGN315 Advanced Physics Lab I (WI)
1
3
2
senior year who will assist in choosing an appropriate project
PGHN311 Introduction to Math. Physics
3
3
and help coordinate the senior design project with the case
LAIS/EBGN H&SS Cluster Elective I
3
3
study or thesis completed in the fifth year.
PHGN317 Digital Circuits
2
3
3
PHGN350 Intermediate Mechanics
4
4
Interested students can obtain additional information and
Total
15
detailed curricula from the Physics Department or from the
Year Spring Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
participating Engineering Departments.
PHGN361 Intermediate Electromagnetism
3
3
Minor and Areas of Special Interest
PHGN320 Modern Physics II
4
4
The department offers a Minor and Areas of Special Inter-
PHGN326 Advanced Physics Lab II (WI)
1
3
2
PHGN341 Thermal Physics
3
3
est for students not majoring in physics. The requirements
Free Elective I
3
3
are as follows:
Total
15
Area of Specialization: 12 sem. hrs. minimum (includes 3
Senior Year Fall Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
semester hours of PHGN100 or 200)
PHGN471 Senior Design I (WI)
1
6
3
Minor: 18 sem. hrs. minimum (includes 3 semester hours
PHGN462 Electromag. Waves & Opt. Physics
3
3
of PHGN100 or 200)
LAIS/EBGN H&SS Cluster Elective II
3
3
Free Elective II
3
3
Two courses (one year) of modern physics:
Free Elective III
3
3
PHGN300 Modern Physics I 3 sem. hrs. and
Total
15
PHGN320 Modern Physics II 4 sem. hrs.
Senior Year Spring Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
One course:
PHGN472 Senior Design II (WI)
1
6
3
PHGN341 Thermal Physics 3 sem. hrs. or
LAIS/EBGN H&SS Cluster Elective III
3
3
PHGN350 Mechanics 4 sem. hrs. or
Engineering Science Elective
3
3
PHGN361 Electromagnetism 3 sem. hrs.
Free Elective IV
3
3
Selected courses to complete the Minor: Upper division
Free Elective V
3
3
and/or graduate (500-level) courses which form a logical
Total
15
sequence in a specific field of study as determined in
Degree Total
130.5
consultation with the Physics Department and the student’s
option department.
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Section 6 - Description of Courses
Course Numbering
team dynamics through weekly team meetings and progress
reports. The course emphasizes oral presentations and builds
Numbering of Courses:
on written communications techniques introduced in Design
Course numbering is based on the content of material pre-
(EPICS) I. Design (EPICS) II is also offered during the first
sented in courses.
summer field session in a three-week format. Prerequisite:
Course Numbering:
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, pre-
sents projects, which require strategic planning and commu-
Student Life
nity interaction to expose design students to the challenges
and responsibilities of leadership. Computer applications
CSM101. FRESHMAN SUCCESS SEMINAR is a “college
emphasize information acquisition and processing based on
adjustment” course, taught in small groups, designed to assist
knowing what new information is necessary to solve a prob-
students with the transition from high school to CSM.
lem and where to find the information efficiently. Students
Emphasis is placed on appreciation of the value of a Mines
analyze team dynamics through weekly meetings and
education, and the techniques and University resources that
progress reports. The course emphasizes oral presentations
will allow freshmen to develop to their fullest potential at
and builds on written communications techniques introduced
CSM. 8 meetings during semester; 0.5 semester hours.
in Design (EPICS) I. In addition, these sections provide in-
Core Areas
struction and practice in team interactions (learning styles,
conflict resolution), project management (case studies, semi-
Design
nars), and policy (multiple clients, product outcome, and im-
Engineering Practices Introductory Course
pact). Prerequisite: 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, atmos-
EPIC151. Design (EPICS) I introduces a design process that
phere and biosphere of the earth integrating the basic sciences
includes open-ended problem solving and teamwork inte-
of chemistry, physics, biology and mathematics. Understand-
grated with the use of computer software as tools to solve
ing of anthropological interactions with the natural systems,
engineering problems. Computer applications emphasize
and related discussions on cycling of energy and mass, global
graphical visualization and production of clear and coherent
warming, natural hazards, land use, mitigation of environ-
graphical images, charts, and drawings. Teams assess engi-
mental problems such as toxic waste disposal, exploitation and
neering ethics, group dynamics and time management with
conservation of energy, mineral and agricultural resources,
respect to decision-making. The course emphasizes written
proper use of water resources, biodiversity and construction.
technical communications and introduces oral presentations.
3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 4 semester hours.
3 semester hours.
SYGN200. HUMAN SYSTEMS (I, II) This is a pilot
Sophomore Year
course in the CSM core curriculum that articulates with
EPIC251. Design (EPICS) II builds on the design process in-
LAIS100: Nature and Human Values and with the other
troduced in Design (EPICS) I, which focuses on open-ended
systems courses. Human Systems is an interdisciplinary
problem solving in which students integrate teamwork and
historical examination of key systems created by humans -
communications with the use of computer software as tools
namely, political, economic, social, and cultural institutions -
to solve engineering problems. Computer applications empha-
as they have evolved worldwide from the inception of the
size information acquisition and processing based on know-
modern era (ca. 1500) to the present. This course embodies
ing what new information is necessary to solve a problem
an elaboration of these human systems as introduced in their
and where to find the information efficiently. Teams analyze
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environmental context in Nature and Human Values and will
Distributed Core
reference themes and issues explored therein. It also demon-
DCGN209. INTRODUCTION TO CHEMICAL THERMO-
strates the cross-disciplinary applicability of the “systems”
DYNAMICS (I, II, S) Introduction to the fundamental
concept. Assignments will give students continued practice
principles of classical thermodynamics, with particular empha-
in writing. Prerequisite: LAIS100. 3 semester hours.
sis on chemical and phase equilibria. Volume-temperature-
SYGN201. ENGINEERED EARTH SYSTEMS (I) An
pressure relationships for solids, liquids, and gases; ideal and
introduction to Engineered Earth Systems. Aspects of appro-
non-ideal gases. Introduction to kinetic-molecular theory of
priate earth systems and engineering practices in geological,
ideal gases and the Maxwell-Boltzmann distributions. Work,
geophysical, mining and petroleum engineering. Emphasis
heat, and application of the First Law to closed systems,
on complex interactions and feedback loops within and
including chemical reactions. Entropy and the Second and
among natural and engineered systems. A case histories
Third Laws; Gibbs Free Energy. Chemical equilibrium and
format provides an introduction to earth engineering fields.
the equilibrium constant; introduction to activities & fugacities.
2 hours lecture/seminar, 3 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
One- and two-component phase diagrams; Gibbs Phase
Rule. Prerequisites: CHGN121, CHGN124, MACS111,
SYGN202. ENGINEERED MATERIALS SYSTEMS (I, II)
MACS112, PHGN100. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
Introduction to the structure, properties, and processing of
Students with credit in DCGN210 may not also receive cred-
materials. The historical role that engineered and natural
it in DCGN209.
materials have made on the advance of civilization. Engi-
neered materials and their life cycles through processing,
DCGN210. INTRODUCTION TO ENGINEERING THER-
use, disposal and recycle. The impact that engineered mate-
MODYNAMICS (I, II) Introduction to the fundamental
rials have on selected systems to show the breadth of prop-
principles of classical engineering thermodynamics. Appli-
erties that are important and how they can be controlled by
cation of mass and energy balances to closed and open sys-
proper material processing. Recent trends in materials devel-
tems including systems undergoing transient processes.
opment mimicking natural materials in the context of the
Entropy generation and the second law of thermodynamics
structure and functionality of materials in living systems.
for closed and open systems. Introduction to phase equilibri-
Prerequisites or concurrent: CHGN124, MACS112,
um and chemical reaction equilibria. Ideal solution behavior.
PHGN100. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
Prerequisites: CHGN121, CHGN124, MACS111, MACS112,
PHGN100. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours. Students with
SYGN203. NATURAL AND ENGINEERED ENVIRON-
credit in DCGN209 may not also receive credit in DCGN210.
MENTAL SYSTEMS Introduction to natural and engi-
neered environmental systems analysis. environmental deci-
DCGN241. STATICS (I, II, S) Forces, moments, couples,
sion making, sustainable development, industrial ecology,
equilibrium, centroids and second moments of areas, vol-
pollution prevention, and environmental life cycle assess-
umes and masses, hydrostatics, friction, virtual work.
ment. The basic concepts of material balances, energy bal-
Applications of vector algebra to structures. Prerequisite:
ances, chemical equilibrium and kinetics and structure and
Credit or concurrent enrollment in PHGN100, MACS112,
function of biological systems will be used to analyze envi-
EPIC151 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
ronmental systems. Case studies in sustainable development,
DCGN381. INTRODUCTION TO ELECTRICAL CIRCUITS,
industrial ecology, pollution prevention and life cycle assess-
ELECTRONICS AND POWER (I, II, S) This course pro-
ment will be covered. The goal of this course is to develop
vides an engineering science analysis of electrical circuits.
problem-solving skills associated with the analysis of envi-
The following topics are included: DC and single- and three-
ronmental systems. Prerequisites: CHGN124 or concurrent;
phase AC circuit analysis, current and charge relationships.
MACS112 or concurrent; PHGN100; SYGN101. 3 hours
Ohm’s Law, resistors, inductors, capacitors, equivalent
lecture; 3 semester hours.
resistance and impedance, Kirchoff’s Laws, Thevenin and
Norton equivalent circuits, superposition and source trans-
formation, power and energy, maximum power transfer, first
order transient response, algebra of complex numbers, pha-
sor representation, time domain and frequency domain con-
cepts, 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 lec-
ture; 3 semester hours.
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Bioengineering and Life Sciences
biology. It will assess the relationships between sequence
(BELS)
structure and function in complex biological networks and the
interfaces between physics, chemistry, biology and medicine.
BELS301/ESGN301. GENERAL BIOLOGY I (I and II)
Topics include: biological membranes, biological mechanics
This is the first semester of an introductory course in Biol-
and movement, neural networks, medical imaging basics in-
ogy. Emphasis is placed on the methods of science; struc-
cluding optical methods, MRI, isotopic tracers and CT, bio-
tural, molecular, and energetic basis of cellular activities;
magnetism and pharmacokinetics. Prerequisites: PHGN 200
genetic variability and evolution; diversity and life processes
and BELS301/ESGN301, or permission of the instructor.
in plants and animals; and, principles of ecology. Prerequi-
3 hours lecture, 3 semester hours
site: None. 3 hours lecture; 3 hours semester hours.
BELS398 SPECIAL TOPICS IN BIOENGINEERING AND
BELS311/ESGN311. GENERAL BIOLOGY I LABORA-
LIFE SCIENCES Pilot course or special topics course.
TORY(I) This Course provides students with laboratory
Topics chosen from special interests of instructor(s) and
exercises that complement lectures given in ESGN301/
student(s). Usually the course is offered only once. Prerequi-
BELS301, the first semester introductory course in Biology.
site: Instructor consent. Variable credit: 1 to 6 credit hours.
Emphasis is placed on the methods of science; structural,
molecular, and energetic basis of cellular activities; genetic
BELS402/ESGN402. CELL BIOLOGY AND PHYSI-
variability and evolution; diversity and life processes in
OLOGY (II) An introduction to the morphological, bio-
plants and animals; and, principles of ecology. Offered
chemical, and biophysical properties of cells and their
with the collaboration of Red Rocks Community College
significance in the life processes. Prerequisite: General
Co-requisite or Prerequisite: EGGS/BELS301 or equivalent.
Biology I, or equivalent. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
3 hours laboratory; 1 semester hour.
BELS404. ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY (II) This
BELS303/ESGN303 GENERAL BIOLOGY II (II) This is
course will cover the basics of human anatomy and physiol-
the continuation of General Biology I. Emphasis is placed on
ogy. We will discuss the gross and microscopic anatomy and
an examination of organisms as the products of evolution.
the physiology of the major organ systems. Where possible
The diversity of life forms will be explored. Special attention
we will integrate discussions of disease processes and intro-
will be given to the vertebrate body (organs, tissues, and sys-
duce reliant biomedical engineering concepts. Prerequisite:
tems) and how it functions. Prerequisite: General Biology I,
None. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
or equivalent. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
BELS420/EGGN420. INTRO TO BIOMEDICAL ENGI-
BELS313/ESGN313. GENERAL BIOLOGY II LABORA-
NEERING (I) The application of engineering principles and
TORY (II) This Course provides students with laboratory
techniques to the human body presents many unique chal-
exercises that complement lectures given in ESGN303/
lenges. Biomedical Engineering is a diverse, seemingly all-
BELS303, the second semester introductory course in Biol-
encompassing field that includes such areas as biomechanics,
ogy. Emphasis is placed on an examination of organisms as
bioinstrumentation, medical imaging, and rehabilitation. This
the products of evolution. The diversity of life forms will be
course is intended to provide an introduction to, and over-
explored. Special attention will be given to the vertebrate
view of, Biomedical Engineering. Prerequisites: DCGN241,
body (organs, tissues and systems) and how it functions.
DCGN381, EGGN320, EGGN351 (co-requisite or instructor
Offered with the collaboration of Red Rocks Community
permission). 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
College. Co-requisite or Prerequisite: ESGN/BELS303 or
BELS425/EGGN425 MUSCULOSKELETAL BIO-
equivalent. 3 hours laboratory; 1 semester hour.
MECHANICSThis course is intended to provide engi-
BELS321/ESGN321. INTRO TO GENETICS (II) A study
neering students with an introduction to musculoskeletal
of the mechanisms by which biological information is en-
biomechanics. At the end of the semester, students should
coded, stored, and transmitted, including Mendelian genetics,
have a working knowledge of the special considerations nec-
molecular genetics, chromosome structure and rearrange-
essary to apply engineering principles to the human body.
ment, cytogenetics, and population genetics. Prerequisite:
The course will focus on the biomechanics of injury since
General biology I or equivalent. 3 hours lecture + 3 hours
understanding injury will require developing an understand-
laboratory; 4 semester hours.
ing of normal biomechanics. Prerequisites: DCGN421 Statics,
EGGN320 Mechanics of Materials, EGGN420/BELS420
BELS325/LAIS320 INTRODUCTION TO ETHICS
Introduction to Biomedical Engineering (or instructor per-
A general introduction to ethics that explores its analytic
mission). 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
and historical traditions. Reference will commonly be made
to one or more significant texts by such moral philosophers
BELS430/EGGN430 BIOMEDICAL INSTRUMENTATION
as Plato, Aristotle, Augustine, Thomas Aquinas, Kant, John
The acquisition, processing, and interpretation of biological
Stuart Mill, and others.
signals presents many unique challenges to the Biomedical
Engineer. This course is intended to provide students with an
BELS333/PHGN333 INTRODUCTION TO BIOPHYSICS
introduction to, and appreciation for, many of these challenges.
This course is designed to show the application of physics to
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At the end of the semester, students should have a working
biomechanics. At the end of the semester, students should
knowledge of the special considerations necessary to gather-
have a working knowledge of the special considerations nec-
ing and analyzing biological signal data. Prerequisites:
essary to apply engineering principles to the human body.
EGGN250 MEL I, DCGN381 Introduction to Electrical Cir-
The course will focus on the biomechanics of injury since
cuits, Electronics, and Power, EGGN420/BELS420 Introduc-
understanding injury will require developing an understand-
tion to Biomedical Engineering (or permission of instructor).
ing of normal biomechanics. Prerequisites: DCGN421 Statics,
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
EGGN320 Mechanics of Materials, EGGN420/BELS420
BELS498 SPECIAL TOPICS IN BIOENGINEERING AND
Introduction to Biomedical Engineering (or instructor per-
LIFE SCIENCES Pilot course or special topics course.
mission). 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
Topics chosen from special interests of instructor(s) and stu-
BELS530/EGES530 BIOMEDICAL INSTRUMENTATION
dent(s). Usually the course is offered only once. Prerequisite:
The acquisition, processing, and interpretation of biological
Instructor consent. Variable credit: 1 to 6 credit hours.
signals presents many unique challenges to the Biomedical
BELS525/EGGN525. MUSCULOSKELETAL BIO-
Engineer. This course is intended to provide students with the
MECHANICS (II) This course is intended to provide engi-
knowledge to understand, appreciate, and address these chal-
neering students with an introduction to musculoskeletal
lenges. At the end of the semester, students should have a
biomechanics. At the end of the semester, students should
working knowledge of the special considerations necessary
have a working knowledge of the special considerations nec-
to gathering and analyzing biological signal data. Prerequi-
essary to apply engineering principles to the human body.
sites: EGGN250 MEL I, DCGN381 Introduction to Electrical
The course will focus on the biomechanics of injury since
Circuits, Electronics, and Power, EGGN420/BELS420 Intro-
understanding injury will require developing an understand-
duction to Biomedical Engineering (or permission of instruc-
ing of normal biomechanics. Prerequisites: DCGN241,
tor). 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
EGGN320, EGGN420 (or instructor permission). 3 hours
BELS541/ESGN541. BIOCHEMICAL TREATMENT
lecture; 3 semester hours.
PROCESSES The analysis and design of biochemical
BELS530/EGGN530. BIOMEDICAL INSTRUMENTA-
processes used to transform pollutants are investigated in
TION (II) The acquisition, processing, and interpretation of
this course. Suspended growth, attached growth, and porous
biological signals present many unique challenges to the Bio-
media systems will be analyzed. Common biochemical oper-
medical Engineer. This course is intended to provide students
ations used for water, wastewater, and sludge treatment will
with an introduction to, and appreciation for, many of these
be discussed. Biochemical systems for organic oxidation and
challenges. At the end of the semester, students should have a
fermentation and inorganic oxidation and reduction will be
working knowledge of the special considerations necessary
presented. Prerequisites: ESGN504 or consent of the instruc-
to gathering and analyzing biological signal data. Prerequi-
tor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
sites: EGGN250, DCGN381, BELS420/EGGN420 (or per-
BELS453/EGGN453/ESGN453. WASTEWATER ENGI-
mission of instructor). 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
NEERING (I) The goal of this course is to familiarize
BELS415/ChEN415. POLYMER SCIENCE AND TECH-
students with the fundamental phenomena involved in
NOLOGY Chemistry and thermodynamics of polymers and
wastewater treatment processes (theory) and the engineering
polymer solutions. Reaction engineering of polymerization.
approaches used in designing such processes (design). This
Characterization techniques based on solution properties.
course will focus on the physical, chemical and biological
Materials science of polymers in varying physical states.
processes applied to liquid wastes of municipal origin. Treat-
Processing operations for polymeric materials and use in
ment objectives will be discussed as the driving force for
separations. Prerequisite: CHGN211, MACS315, ChEN357,
wastewater treatment. Prerequisite: ESGN353 or consent of
or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
BELS433/MACS433. MATHEMATICAL BIOLOGY (I)
CHGN422. INTRO TO POLYMER CHEMISTRY
This course will discuss methods for building and solving
LABORATORY (I) Prerequisites: CHGN221. 3 hours lab;
both continuous and discrete mathematical models. These
1 semester hour.
methods will be applied to population dynamics, epidemic
CHGN428. BIOCHEMISTRY I (I) Introductory study of the
spread, pharmacokinetics and modeling of physiologic sys-
major molecules of biochemistry: amino acids, proteins, en-
tems. Modern Control Theory will be introduced and used to
zymes, nucleic acids, lipids, and saccharides- their structure,
model living systems. Some concepts related to self-organiz-
chemistry, biological function, and biosynthesis. Stresses
ing systems will be introduced. Prerequisite: MACS315.
bioenergetics and the cell as a biological unit of organization.
3 hours lecture, 3 semester hours.
Discussion of classical genetics, molecular genetics, and pro-
BELS525/EGES525 MUSCULOSKELETAL BIO-
tein synthesis. Prerequisite: CHGN221 or permission of in-
MECHANICSThis course is intended to provide graduate
structor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
engineering students with an introduction to musculoskeletal
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CHGN462/CHGC562/ESGN580. MICROBIOLOGY &
pesticides, radioactive materials, and others. Prerequisite:
THE ENVIRONMENT This course will cover the basic fun-
none. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
damentals of microbiology, such as structure and function of
CHGN563/ESGN582. MICROBIOLOGY AND THE ENVI-
procaryotic versus eucaryotic cells; viruses; classification of
RONMENT LAB. (I) An introduction to the microorgan-
microorganisms; microbial metabolism, energetics, genetics,
isms of major geochemical importance, as well as those of
growth and diversity, microbial interactions with plants, ani-
primary importance in water pollution and waste treatment.
mals, and other microbes. Additional topics covered will in-
Microbes and sedimentation, microbial leaching of metals
clude various aspects of environmental microbiology such as
from ores, acid mine water pollution, and the microbial ecol-
global biogeochemical cycles, bioleaching, bioremediation,
ogy of marine and freshwater habitats are covered. Pre-
and wastewater treatment. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor
requisite: Consent of instructor. 1 hour lecture, 3 hours lab;
3 hours lecture, 3 semester hours. Offered in alternate years.
2 semester hours. Offered alternate years.
CHGN508. ANALYTICAL SPECTROSCOPY (II) Detailed
ESGN 401 – FUNDAMENTALS OF ECOLOGY (II). Bio-
study of classical and modern spectroscopic methods; em-
logical and ecological principles discussed and industrial
phasis on instrumentation and application to analytical chem-
examples of their use given. Analysis of ecosystem processes,
istry problems. Topics include: UV-visible spectroscopy,
such as erosion, succession, and how these processes relate
infrared spectroscopy, fluorescence and phosphorescence,
to engineering activities, including engineering design and
Raman spectroscopy, arc and spark emission spectroscopy,
plant operation. Criteria and performance standards analyzed
flame methods, nephelometry and turbidimetry, reflectance
for facility siting, pollution control, and mitigation of impacts.
methods, Fourier transform methods in spectroscopy, photo-
North American ecosystems analyzed. Concepts of forestry,
acoustic spectroscopy, rapid-scanning spectroscopy. Pre-
range, and wildlife management integrated as they apply to
requisite: Consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester
all of the above. Three to four weekend trips will be arranged
hours. Offered alternate years.
during the semester. 3 lecture hours, 3 semester hours.
MLGN532. APPLIED SURFACE & SOLUTION CHEM-
ESGN586. MICROBIOLOGY OF ENGINEERED ENVI-
ISTRY. (I) Solution and surface chemistry of importance in
RONMENTAL SYSTEMS (l) Applications of microbial
mineral and metallurgical operations. Prerequisite: Consent
physiological processes to engineered and human-impacted
of department. 3 semester hours. (Fall of even years only.)
systems for the purpose of achieving environmentally
BELS544/ESGN544. AQUATIC TOXICOLOGY (II)
desirable results. Topics include microbial identification and
An introduction to assessing the effects of toxic substances on
enumeration, biofilms in engineered systems, industrial fer-
aquatic organisms, communities, and ecosystems. Topics in-
mentations and respirations, biodegradation and bioremediation
clude general toxicological principles, water quality standards,
of organic and inorganic contaminants, wastewater micro-
quantitative structure-activity relationships, single species and
biology, renewable energy generation, and agricultural biotech-
community-level toxicity measures, regulatory issues, and
nology. Prerequisite: CHGC562 or equivalent, or enrollment
career opportunities. The course includes hands-on experience
in an ESE program. 3 hours lecture, 3 semester hours.
with toxicity testing and subsequent data reduction. Prerequi-
CHGN221. ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I (I) Structure, prop-
site: none. 2.5 hours lecture; 1 hour lab; 3 semester hours.
erties, and reactions of the important classes of organic com-
BELS596/ESGN596. MOLECULAR ENVIRONMENTAL
pounds, introduction to reaction mechanisms. Laboratory
BIOTECHNOLOGY (l) Applications of recombinant DNA
exercises including synthesis, product purification and char-
technology to the development of enzymes and organisms
acterization. Prerequisite: CHGN124, CHGN126. 3 hours
used for environmentally friendly industrial purposes. Topics
lecture; 3 hours lab; 4 semester hours.
include genetic engineering technology, biocatalysis of
CHGN222. ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II (II) Continuation of
industrial processes by extremozymes, dye synthesis,
CHGN221. Prerequisite: CHGN221. 3 hours lecture; 3 hours
biodegradation of aromatic compounds and chlorinated sol-
lab; 4 semester hours.
vents, biosynthesis of polymers and fuels, and agricultural
biotechnology. Prerequisite: introductory microbiology and
BELS570/MTGN570/MLGN570. INTRO TO BIOCOM-
organic chemistry or consent of the instructor. 3 hours lec-
PATIBILITY Material biocompatibility is a function of
ture; 3 semester hours.
tissue/implant mechanics, implant morphology and surface
chemistry. The interaction of the physiologic environment
BELS545/ESGN545. ENVIRONMENTAL TOXICOLOGY
with a material is present at each of these levels, with sub-
(II) Introduction to general concepts of ecology, biochem-
jects including material mechanical/structural matching to
istry, and toxicology. The introductory material will provide
surrounding tissues, tissue responses to materials (inflamma-
a foundation for understanding why, and to what extent, a
tion, immune response), anabolic cellular responses and tis-
variety of products and by-products of advanced industrial-
sue engineering of new tissues on scaffold materials. This
ized societies are toxic. Classes of substances to be examined
course is intended for senior level undergraduates and first
include metals, coal, petroleum products, organic compounds,
year graduate students.
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ChEN351. HONORS UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH
Sophomore Year
Scholarly research of an independent nature. Prerequisite:
ChEN200. COMPUTATIONAL METHODS IN CHEMI-
junior standing, consent of instructor. 1 to 3 semester hours.
CAL ENGINEERING Fundamentals of computer program-
ChEN357. CHEMICAL ENGINEERING THERMODY-
ming as applied to the solution of chemical engineering
NAMICSFundamentals of thermodynamics for application
problems. Introduction to Visual Basic, computational meth-
to chemical engineering processes and systems. Phase and
ods and algorithm development. Prerequisite: MACS112 or
reaction equilibria. Relevant aspects of computer-aided
consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
process simulation. Integrated laboratory experiments. Pre-
ChEN201. MATERIAL AND ENERGY BALANCESIntro-
requisite: DCGN210 or DCGN209, ChEN201, MACS315, or
duction to the principles of conservation of mass and energy.
consent of instructor. Corequisite: ChEN358. 3 hours lecture;
Applications to chemical processing systems. Relevant as-
3 semester hours.
pects of computer-aided process simulation. Prerequisite:
ChEN358. CHEMICAL ENGINEERING THERMODY-
MACS315 (corequisite), DCGN210 or DCGN209 or consent
NAMICS LABORATORY Laboratory measurement, calcu-
of instructor. Corequisite ChEN202. 3 hours lecture; 3 se-
lation and analysis of physical properties, phase equilibria
mester hours.
and reaction equilibria and their application to chemical engi-
ChEN202. CHEMICAL PROCESS PRINCIPLES LABORA-
neering. Relevant aspects of computer-aided simulation. Pre-
TORY Laboratory measurements dealing with the first and
requisites: DCGN210 or DCGN209, ChEN201, MACS315,
second laws of thermodynamics, calculation and analysis of
or consent of instructor. Corequisite: ChEN357. 3 hours labo-
experimental results, professional report writing. Introduc-
ratory; 1 semester hour.
tion to computer-aided process simulation. Prerequisites:
ChEN375. MASS TRANSFER Fundamentals of stage-wise
DCGN210 or DCGN209; corequisites: ChEN201, MACS315
and diffusional mass transport with applications to chemical
or consent of instructor. 3 hours laboratory; 1 credit hour.
engineering systems and processes. Relevant aspects of
Junior Year
computer-aided process simulation. Prerequisite: ChEN201,
ChEN307. FLUID MECHANICSTheory and application of
ChEN357, or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semes-
momentum transport and fluid flow in chemical engineering.
ter hours.
Fundamentals of microscopic phenomena and application to
ChEN398. SPECIAL TOPICS IN CHEMICAL ENGINEER-
macroscopic systems. Relevant aspects of computer-aided
ING Topical courses in chemical engineering of special inter-
process simulation. Prerequisite: ChEN201, MACS315.
est. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. 1 to 6 semester hours.
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
ChEN399. INDEPENDENT STUDY Individual research or
ChEN308. HEAT TRANSFER Theory and applications
special problem projects. Topics, content, and credit hours to
of energy transport: conduction, convection and radiation.
be agreed upon by student and supervising faculty member.
Fundamentals of microscopic phenomena and application to
Prerequisite: consent of instructor and department head, sub-
macroscopic systems. Relevant aspects of computer-aided
mission of “Independent Study” form to CSM Registrar. 1 to
process simulation. Prerequisite: ChEN201, ChEN307,
6 semester hours.
MACS315, or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture;
Senior Year
3 semester hours.
ChEN402. CHEMICAL ENGINEERING DESIGN (WI)
ChEN312/313. UNIT OPERATIONS LABORATORY
Advanced computer-aided process simulation and process
Field Session (WI) Principles of mass, energy, and momentum
optimization. Prerequisite: ChEN307, ChEN308, ChEN357,
transport as applied to laboratory-scale processing equipment.
ChEN375, or consent of instructor. Co-requisite: ChEN418,
Written and oral communications skills. Aspects of group
ChEN421. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
dynamics, teamwork, and critical thinking. Prerequisite:
ChEN403. PROCESS DYNAMICS AND CONTROL
ChEN201, ChEN307, ChEN308, ChEN357, ChEN375
Mathematical modeling and analysis of transient systems.
6 hours lab; 6 semester hours.
Applications of control theory to response of dynamic
ChEN340. COOPERATIVE EDUCATION Cooperative
chemical engineering systems and processes. Prerequisite:
work/education experience involving employment of a chem-
ChEN201, ChEN307, ChEN308, ChEN375, MACS315, or
ical engineering nature in an internship spanning at least one
consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
academic semester. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. 1 to 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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ChEN408. NATURAL GAS PROCESSING Application of
ChEN421. ENGINEERING ECONOMICSEconomic
chemical engineering principles to the processing of natural
analysis of engineering processes and systems. Interest,
gas. Emphasis on using thermodynamics and mass transfer
annuity, present value, depreciation, cost accounting, invest-
operations to analyze existing plants. Relevant aspects of
ment accounting and financing of engineering enterprises
computer-aided process simulation. Prerequisites:
along with taxation, market evaluation and break-even
CHGN221, ChEN201, ChEN307, ChEN308, ChEN357,
analysis. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture;
ChEN375, or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture, 3 semes-
3 semester hours.
ter hours.
ChEN430. TRANSPORT PHENOMENA Theory and chem-
ChEN409. PETROLEUM PROCESSES Application of
ical engineering applications of momentum, heat, and mass
chemical engineering principles to petroleum refining.
transport. Set up and solution of problems involving equa-
Thermodynamics and reaction engineering of complex
tions of motion and energy. Prerequisite: ChEN307,
hydrocarbon systems. Relevant aspects of computer-aided
ChEN308, ChEN357, ChEN375, MACS315, or consent of
process simulation for complex mixtures. Prerequisite:
instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
CHGN221, ChEN201, ChEN357, ChEN375, or consent of
ChEN435/PHGN435. INTERDISCIPLINARY MICRO-
instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
ELECTRONICS PROCESSING LABORATORY (II)
ChEN415. POLYMER SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Application of science and engineering principles to the
Chemistry and thermodynamics of polymers and polymer
design, fabrication, and testing of microelectronic devices.
solutions. Reaction engineering of polymerization. Charac-
Emphasis on specific unit operations and the interrelation
terization techniques based on solution properties. Materials
among processing steps. Prerequisites: Senior standing in
science of polymers in varying physical states. Processing
PHGN, ChEN, MTGN, or EGGN. Consent of instructor. Due
operations for polymeric materials and use in separations.
to lab space the enrollment is limited to 20 students. 1.5
Prerequisite: CHGN221, MACS315, ChEN357, or consent
hours lecture, 4 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
ChEN440. MOLECULAR PERSPECTIVES IN CHEMI-
ChEN416. POLYMER ENGINEERING AND TECH-
CAL ENGINEERING Applications of statistical and
NOLOGY Polymer fluid mechanics, polymer rheological
quantum mechanics to understanding and prediction of
response, and polymer shape forming. Definition and
equilibrium and transport properties and processes. Relations
measurement of material properties. Interrelationships
between microscopic properties of materials and systems to
between response functions and correlation of data and
macroscopic behavior. Prerequisite: ChEN307, ChEN308,
material response. Theoretical approaches for prediction of
ChEN357, ChEN375, CHGN351 and 353, CHGN221 and
polymer properties. Processing operations for polymeric
222, MACS315, or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture;
materials; melt and flow instabilities. Prerequisite: ChEN307,
3 semester hours
MACS315, or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semes-
ChEN450. HONORS UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH
ter hours.
Scholarly research of an independent nature. Prerequisite:
ChEN418. REACTION ENGINEERING (WI) Applications
senior standing, consent of instructor. 1 to 3 semester hours.
of the fundamentals of thermodynamics, physical chemistry,
ChEN451. HONORS UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH
and organic chemistry to the engineering of reactive processes.
Scholarly research of an independent nature. Prerequisite:
Reactor design; acquisition and analysis of rate data; hetero-
senior standing, consent of instructor. 1 to 3 semester hours.
geneous catalysis. Relevant aspects of computer-aided
process simulation. Prerequisite: ChEN201, ChEN307,
ChEN498. SPECIAL TOPICS IN CHEMICAL ENGINEER-
ChEN308, ChEN357, MACS315, CHGN221, CHGN351,
ING Topical courses in chemical engineering of special inter-
or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
est. Prerequisite: consent of instructor; 1 to 6 semester hours.
ChEN420. MATHEMATICAL METHODS IN CHEMICAL
ChEN499. INDEPENDENT STUDY Individual research or
ENGINEERING Formulation and solution of chemical engi-
special problem projects. Topics, content, and credit hours to
neering problems using exact analytical solution methods.
be agreed upon by student and supervising faculty member.
Set-up and solution of ordinary and partial differential equa-
Prerequisite: consent of instructor and department head, sub-
tions for typical chemical engineering systems and transport
mission of “Independent Study” form to CSM Registrar. 1 to
processes. Prerequisite: MACS315, ChEN201, ChEN307,
6 semester hours.
ChEN308, ChEN375, or consent of instructor. 3 hours lec-
ture; 3 semester hours.
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CHGN298. SPECIAL TOPICS IN CHEMISTRY (I, II) Pilot
CHGN111. INTRODUCTORY CHEMISTRY (S) Introduc-
course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special
tory college chemistry. Elementary atomic structure and the
interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is
periodic chart, chemical bonding, properties of common ele-
offered only once. Prerequisite: Instructor consent. Variable
ments and their compounds, and stoichiometry of chemical
credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
reactions. Must not be used for elective credit. 3 hours lec-
CHGN299. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Individual re-
ture and recitation; 3 semester hours.
search or special problem projects supervised by a faculty
CHGN121. PRINCIPLES OF CHEMISTRY I (I, II) Study
member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a sub-
of matter and energy based on atomic structure, correlation
ject matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: “Indepen-
of properties of elements with position in periodic chart,
dent Study” form must be completed and submitted to the
chemical bonding, geometry of molecules, phase changes,
Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
stoichiometry, solution chemistry, gas laws, and thermo-
CHGN323. QUALITATIVE ORGANIC ANALYSIS (II)
chemistry. 3 hours lecture and recitation, 3 hours lab; 4 se-
Identification, separation and purification of organic com-
mester hours. Approved for Colorado Guaranteed General
pounds including use of modern physical and instrumental
Education transfer. Equivalency for GT-SC1.
methods. Prerequisite: CHGN222. 1 hour lecture; 3 hours
CHGN124. PRINCIPLES OF CHEMISTRY II (I, II, S)
lab; 2 semester hours.
Continuation of CHGN121 concentrating on chemical kinetics,
CHGN335. INSTRUMENTAL ANALYSIS (II) Principles
thermodynamics, electrochemistry, organic nomenclature,
of AAS, AES, Visible-UV, IR, NMR, XRF, XRD, XPS, elec-
and chemical equilibrium (acid- base, solubility, complexa-
tron, and mass spectroscopy; gas and liquid chromatography;
tion, and redox). Prerequisite: Credit in CHGN121. 3 hours
data interpretation. Prerequisite: DCGN209, MACS112.
lecture and recitation; 3 semester hours.
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
CHGN126. QUANTITATIVE CHEMICAL MEASURE-
CHGN336. ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY (I) Theory and
MENTS (I, II, S) Experiments emphasizing quantitative
techniques of gravimetry, titrimetry (acid-base, complexo-
chemical measurements. Prerequisite: Credit in or concurrent
metric, redox, precipitation), electrochemical analysis, chem-
enrollment in CHGN124. 3 hours lab; 1 semester hour.
ical separations; statistical evaluation of data. Prerequisite:
CHGN198. SPECIAL TOPICS IN CHEMISTRY (I, II) Pilot
DCGN209, CHGN335. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special
CHGN337. ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY LABORA-
interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is
TORY (I) (WI) Laboratory exercises emphasizing sample
offered only once. Prerequisite: Instructor consent. Variable
preparation and instrumental methods of analysis. Prerequi-
credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
site: CHGN335, CHGN336 or concurrent enrollment.
CHGN199. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Individual re-
3 hours lab; 1 semester hour.
search or special problem projects supervised by a faculty
CHGN340. COOPERATIVE EDUCATION (I, II, S) Super-
member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a sub-
vised, full-time, chemistry-related employment for a continu-
ject matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: “Indepen-
ous six-month period (or its equivalent) in which specific
dent Study” form must be completed and submitted to the
educational objectives are achieved. Prerequisite: Second
Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
semester sophomore status and a cumulative grade-point
CHGN201. CHEMICAL THERMODYNAMICS LABORA-
average of at least 2.00. 0 to 3 semester hours. Cooperative
TORY (II) Experiments in determining enthalpy, entropy,
Education credit does not count toward graduation except
free energy, equilibrium constants, reaction rates, colligative
under special conditions.
properties. Prerequisites DCGN209 or concurrent enroll-
CHGN341. DESCRIPTIVE INORGANIC CHEMISTRY (II)
ment. 3 hours lab; 1 semester hour.
The chemistry of the elements and periodic trends in reac-
CHGN221. ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I (I) Structure, prop-
tivity discussed in relation to the preparation and use of
erties, and reactions of the important classes of organic com-
inorganic chemicals in industry and the environment. Pre-
pounds, introduction to reaction mechanisms. Laboratory
requisite: CHGN222, DCGN209. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester
exercises including synthesis, product purification and char-
hours.
acterization. Prerequisite: CHGN124, CHGN126. 3 hours
CHGN351. PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY: A MOLECULAR
lecture; 3 hours lab; 4 semester hours.
PERSPECTIVE I (I) A study of chemical systems from a
CHGN222. ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II (II) Continuation of
molecular physical chemistry perspective. Includes an intro-
CHGN221. Prerequisite: CHGN221. 3 hours lecture; 3 hours
duction to quantum mechanics, atoms and molecules, spec-
lab; 4 semester hours.
troscopy, bonding and symmetry, and an introduction to
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modern computational chemistry. Prerequisite: CHGN124,
CHGN410/MLGN510. SURFACE CHEMISTRY (II) Intro-
DCGN209, MACS315, PHGN200. 3 hours lecture; 3 hours
duction to colloid systems, capillarity, surface tension and
laboratory; 4 semester hours.
contact angle, adsorption from solution, micelles and micro-
CHGN353. PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY: A MOLECULAR
emulsions, the solid/gas interface, surface analytical tech-
PERSPECTIVE II (II) A continuation of CHGN351. Includes
niques, van der Waal forces, electrical properties and colloid
statistical thermodynamics, chemical kinetics, chemical reac-
stability, some specific colloid systems (clays, foams and
tion mechanisms, electrochemistry, and selected additional
emulsions). Students enrolled for graduate credit in MLGN510
topics. Prerequisite: CHGN351. 3 hours lecture; 3 hours lab-
must complete a special project. Prerequisite: DCGN209 or
oratory; 4 semester hours.
consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
CHGN395. INTRODUCTION TO UNDERGRADUATE
CHGN422. POLYMER CHEMISTRY LABORATORY (I)
RESEARCH (I, II, S) (WI) Introduction to Undergraduate
Prerequisites: CHGN221. 3 hours lab; 1 semester hour.
Research is designed to prepare students to pursue their
CHGN428. INTRODUCTORY BIOCHEMISTRY (I) Intro-
senior research projects prior to enrollment in CHGN495
ductory study of the major molecules of biochemistry-amino
(Undergraduate Research). Students will attend lectures and
acids, proteins, enzymes, nucleic acids, lipids, and saccha-
research presentations, the student, in consultation with their
rides- their structure, chemistry, biological function, and
research advisor, will select a research area, perform litera-
biosynthesis. Stresses bioenergetics and the cell as a bio-
ture research, design a research project and prepare a re-
logical unit of organization. Discussion of classical genetics,
search proposal. Prerequisites: Completion of the chemistry
molecular genetics, and protein synthesis. Prerequisite:
curriculum through the Fall semester of the junior year or
CHGN221 or permission of instructor. 3 hours lecture;
permission of the department head. Credit: 1 semester hour.
3 semester hours.
CHGN398. SPECIAL TOPICS IN CHEMISTRY (I, II) Pilot
CHGN430/MLGN530. INTRODUCTION TO POLYMER
course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special
SCIENCE (I) An introduction to the chemistry and physics
interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is
of macromolecules. Topics include the properties and statis-
offered only once. Prerequisite: Instructor consent. Variable
tics of polymer solutions, measurements of molecular
credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
weights, molecular weight distributions, properties of bulk
CHGN399. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Individual re-
polymers, mechanisms of polymer formation, and properties
search or special problem projects supervised by a faculty
of thermosets and thermoplasts including elastomers. Pre-
member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a sub-
requisite: CHGN221 or permission of instructor. 3 hour
ject matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: “Indepen-
lecture, 3 semester hours.
dent Study” form must be completed and submitted to the
CHGN462. MICROBIOLOGY AND THE ENVIRON-
Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
MENT This course will cover the basic fundamentals of
CHGN401. THEORETICAL INORGANIC CHEMISTRY (II)
microbiology, such as structure and function of procaryotic
Periodic properties of the elements. Bonding in ionic and
versus eucaryotic cells; viruses; classification of micro-
metallic crystals. Acid-base theories. Inorganic stereochem-
organisms; microbial metabolism, energetics, genetics,
istry. Nonaqueous solvents. Coordination chemistry and
growth and diversity, microbial interactions with plants, ani-
ligand field theory. Prerequisite: CHGN341 or consent of
mals, and other microbes. Additional topics covered will in-
instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
clude various aspects of environmental microbiology such as
global biogeochemical cycles, bioleaching, bioremediation,
CHGN402. BONDING THEORY AND SYMMETRY (II)
and wastewater treatment. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor
Introduction to valence bond and molecular orbital theories,
3 hours lecture, 3 semester hours. Offered in alternate years.
symmetry; introduction to group theory; applications of
group theory and symmetry concepts to molecular orbital and
CHGN475. COMPUTATIONAL CHEMISTRY (II) This
ligand field theories. Prerequisite: CHGN341 or consent of
class provides a survey of techniques of computational chem-
instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
istry, including quantum mechanics (both Hartree-Fock and
density functional approaches) and molecular dynamics. Em-
CHGN/ESGN403. INTRODUCTION TO ENVIRONMEN-
phasis is given to the integration of these techniques with ex-
TAL CHEMISTRY (II) Processes by which natural and
perimental programs of molecular design and development.
anthropogenic chemicals interact, react and are transformed
Prerequisites: CHGN351, CHGN401. 3 hours lecture; 3 se-
and redistributed in various environmental compartments.
mester hours.
Air, soil and aqueous (fresh and saline surface and ground-
waters) environments are covered, along with specialized
CHGN490. SYNTHESIS AND CHARACTERIZATION
environments such as waste treatment facilities and the upper
(WI) Advanced methods of organic and inorganic synthesis;
atmosphere. Prerequisites: SYGN101, DCGN209,
high-temperature, high-pressure, inert-atmosphere, vacuum-
CHGN222. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
line, and electrolytic methods. Prerequisites: CHGN323,
CHGN341. 6-week summer field session; 6 semester hours.
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CHGN495. UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH (I, II, S) (WI)
Economics and Business
Individual research project under direction of a member of
Freshman Year
the Departmental faculty. Prerequisites: selection of a re-
EBGN198. SPECIAL TOPICS IN ECONOMICS AND
search topic and advisor, preparation and approval of a re-
BUSINESS (I, II) Pilot course or special topics course.
search proposal, completion of chemistry curriculum through
Topics chosen from special interests of instructor(s) and
the junior year or permission of the department head. Vari-
student(s). Usually the course is offered only once. Prerequi-
able credit; 1 to 5 credit hours.
site: Instructor consent. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
CHGN497. INTERNSHIP (I, II, S) Individual internship ex-
EBGN199. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Individual re-
perience with an industrial, academic, or governmental host
search or special problem projects supervised by a faculty
supervised by a Departmental faculty member. Prerequisites:
member. A student and instructor agree on a subject matter,
Completion of chemistry curriculum through the junior year
content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: “Independent Study”
or permission of the department head. Variable credit; 1 to 6
form must be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Vari-
credit hours.
able credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
CHGN498. SPECIAL TOPICS IN CHEMISTRY (I, II) Pilot
Sophomore Year
course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special
EBGN201. PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS (I, II) The
interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is
basic social and economic institutions of market capitalism.
offered only once. Prerequisite: Instructor consent. Variable
Contemporary economic issues. Business organization. Price
credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
theory and market structure. Economic analysis of public
CHGN499. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Individual re-
policies. Discussion of inflation, unemployment, monetary
search or special problem projects supervised by a faculty
policy and fiscal policy. Students may elect to satisfy the
member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a sub-
economics core requirement by taking both EBGN311 and
ject matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: “Indepen-
EBGN312 instead of this course. Students considering a
dent Study” form must be completed and submitted to the
major in economics are advised to take the EBGN311/312
Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
sequence instead of EBGN201. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester
hours.
EBGN298. SPECIAL TOPICS IN ECONOMICS AND
BUSINESS (I, II) Pilot course or special topics course.
Topics chosen from special interests of instructor(s) and
student(s). Usually the course is offered only once. Prerequi-
site: Instructor consent. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
EBGN299. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Individual re-
search or special problem projects supervised by a faculty
member. A student and instructor agree on a subject matter,
content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: “Independent Study”
form must be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Vari-
able credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
Junior Year
EBGN304. PERSONAL FINANCE (S) The management of
household and personal finances. Overview of financial con-
cepts with special emphasis on their application to issues
faced by individuals and households: budget management,
taxes, savings, housing and other major acquisitions, borrow-
ing, insurance, investments, meeting retirement goals, and
estate planning. Survey of principles and techniques for the
management of a household’s assets and liabilities. Study of
financial institutions and their relationship to households,
along with a discussion of financial instruments commonly
held by individuals and families. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester
hours.
EBGN305. FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING (I, II) Survey and
evaluation of balance sheets and income and expense state-
ments, origin and purpose. Evaluation of depreciation, deple-
tion, and reserve methods for tax and internal management
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purposes. Cash flow analysis in relation to planning and
EBGN320. ECONOMICS AND TECHNOLOGY (II) The
decision making. Inventory methods and cost controls related
theoretical, empirical and policy aspects of the economics
to dynamics of production and processing. 3 hours lecture;
of technology and technological change. Topics include the
3 semester hours.
economics of research and development, inventions and
EBGN306. MANAGERIAL ACCOUNTING (II) Intro-
patenting, the Internet, e-commerce, and incentives for effi-
duction to cost concepts and principles of management ac-
cient implementation of technology. Prerequisite: EBGN311.
counting including cost accounting. The course focuses on
EBGN312 is recommended but not required. 3 hours lecture;
activities that create value for customers and owners of a
3 semester hours.
company and demonstrates how to generate cost-accounting
EBGN321/CHEN421. ENGINEERING ECONOMICS (II)
information to be used in management decision making. Pre-
Time value of money concepts of present worth, future
requisite: EBGN305. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
worth, annual worth, rate of return and break-even analysis
EBGN310. ENVIRONMENTAL AND RESOURCE ECO-
applied to after-tax economic analysis of mineral, petroleum
NOMICS (I) (WI) Application of microeconomic theory
and general investments. Related topics on proper handling
to topics in environmental and resource economics. Topics
of (1) inflation and escalation, (2) leverage (borrowed money),
include analysis of pollution control, benefit/cost analysis in
(3) risk adjustment of analyses using expected value con-
decision-making and the associated problems of measuring
cepts, (4) mutually exclusive alternative analyses and service
benefits and costs, non-renewable resource extraction,
producing alternatives. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
measures of resource scarcity, renewable resource manage-
EBGN325. OPERATIONS RESEARCH (I) This survey
ment, environmental justice, sustainability, and the analysis
course introduces fundamental operations research techniques
of environmental regulations and resource policies. Prerequi-
in the optimization areas of linear programming, network
site: EBGN201 or EBGN311. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester
models (i.e., maximum flow, shortest part, and minimum cost
hours.
flow), integer programming, and nonlinear programming.
EBGN311. MICROECONOMICS (I, II, S) How markets for
Stochastic (probabilistic) topics include queuing theory and
goods and services work. Economic behavior of consumers,
simulation. Inventory models are discussed as time permits.
businesses, and government. Market structure and pricing.
The emphasis in this applications course is on problem
Efficiency and equity. Public policies. Students may satisfy
formulation and obtaining solutions using Excel Software.
the economics core requirement by taking the EBGN311/312
Prerequisite: Junior Standing, MACS112. 3 hours lecture;
sequence instead of EBGN201. Students considering a major
3 semester hours.
in economics are advised to skip EBGN201 and begin with
EBGN330. ENERGY ECONOMICS (I) Study of economic
the EBGN311/312 sequence. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester
theories of optimal resource extraction, market power, mar-
hours.
ket failure, regulation, deregulation, technological change
EBGN312. MACROECONOMICS (I, II, S) Analysis of
and resource scarcity. Economic tools used to analyze OPEC,
gross domestic output and cyclical variability, plus the gen-
energy mergers, natural gas price controls and deregulation,
eral level of prices and employment. The relationship be-
electric utility restructuring, energy taxes, environmental im-
tween output and financial markets that affects the level of
pacts of energy use, government R&D programs, and other
economic activity. Evaluation of government institutions and
energy topics. Prerequisite: EBGN201 or EBGN311. 3 hours
policy options for stabilization and growth. International
lecture; 3 semester hours.
trade and balance of payments. Students may satisfy the
EBGN342. ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT (II) (WI)
economics core requirement by taking the EBGN311/312
Theories of development and underdevelopment. Sectoral
sequence instead of EBGN201. Students considering a major
development policies and industrialization. The special prob-
in economics are advised to skip EBGN201 and begin with the
lems and opportunities created by an extensive mineral endow-
EBGN311/312 sequence. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
ment, including the Dutch disease and the resource-curse
EBGN314. PRINCIPLES OF MANAGEMENT (II)
argument. The effect of value-added processing and export
Introduction of underlying principles, fundamentals, and
diversification on development. Prerequisite: EBGN311.
knowledge required of the manager in a complex, modern
3 lecture hours; 3 semester hours. Offered alternate years.
organization. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
EBGN345. PRINCIPLES OF CORPORATE FINANCE (II)
EBGN315. BUSINESS STRATEGY (II) An introduction to
Introduction to corporate finance, financial management, and
game theory and industrial organization (IO) principles at a
financial markets. Time value of money and discounted cash
practical and applied level. Topics include economies of scale
flow valuation, risk and returns, interest rates, bond and stock
and scope, the economics of the make-versus-buy decision,
valuation, capital budgeting and financing decisions. Intro-
market structure and entry, dynamic pricing rivalry, strategic
duction to financial engineering and financial risk manage-
positioning, and the economics of organizational design. Pre-
ment, derivatives, and hedging with derivatives. Prerequisite:
requisite: EBGN311. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
EBGN305. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
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EBGN398. SPECIAL TOPICS IN ECONOMICS AND
thought. Prerequisites: EBGN311, EBGN312 and
BUSINESS (I, II) Pilot course or special topics course.
MACS213. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
Topics chosen from special interests of instructor(s) and
EBGN441. INTERNATIONAL ECONOMICS (II) (WI)
student(s). Usually the course is offered only once. Prerequi-
Theories and determinants of international trade, including
site: Instructor consent. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
static and dynamic comparative advantage and the gains
EBGN399. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Individual
from trade. The history of arguments for and against free
research or special problem projects supervised by a faculty
trade. The political economy of trade policy in both devel-
member. A student and instructor agree on a subject matter,
oping and developed countries. Prerequisite: EBGN411.
content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: “Independent Study”
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours. Offered alternate years.
form must be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Vari-
EBGN445. INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS FINANCE (II)
able credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
An introduction to financial issues of critical importance to
Senior Year
multinational firms. Overview of international financial
EBGN401. HISTORY OF ECONOMIC THOUGHT (II)
markets, the international monetary system, and foreign-
Study of the evolution of economic thinking since the 18th
exchange markets. International parity conditions, exchange-
century. Topics include Adam Smith and the Classical
rate forecasting, swaps and swap markets. International
School, Karl Marx and Socialism, Alfred Marshall and the
investments, foreign-direct investment, corporate strategy,
Neoclassical School, John Maynard Keynes and the Keyne-
and the international debt crisis. Prerequisite: EBGN305,
sian School, and Milton Friedman and the New Classicism.
EBGN411, EBGN412. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
Prerequisites: EBGN311 and EBGN312. 3 hours lecture;
EBGN455. LINEAR PROGRAMMING (I) This course
3 semester hours.
addresses the formulation of linear programming models,
EBGN402. FIELD SESSION (S) (WI) A capstone course
examines linear programs in two dimensions, covers standard
for students majoring in economics. The field session may
form and other basics essential to understanding the Simplex
consist of either an independent research project or an intern-
method, the Simplex method itself, duality theory, comple-
ship. In either case, a student prepares an analytical research
mentary slackness conditions, and sensitivity analysis. As
paper on a topic in the area of economics and business. Spe-
time permits, multi-objective programming, an introduction
cific research issues are arranged between the student and the
to linear integer programming, and the interior point method
supervising faculty member. Prerequisite: Consent of instruc-
are introduced. Applications of linear programming models
tor. 3 semester hours.
discussed in this course include, but are not limited to, the
EBGN409. MATHEMATICAL ECONOMICS (II) Applica-
areas of manufacturing, finance, energy, mining, transporta-
tion of mathematical tools to economic problems. Coverage
tion and logistics, and the military. Prerequisites: MACS332
of mathematics needed to read published economic literature
or MACS348 or EBGN409 or permission of instructor.
and to do graduate study in economics. Topics from differen-
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
tial and integral calculus, matrix algebra, differential equa-
EBGN490. ECONOMETRICS (I) (WI) Introduction to
tions, and dynamic programming. Applications are taken
econometrics, including ordinary least-squares and single-
from mineral, energy, and environmental issues, requiring
equation models; two-stage least-squares and multiple-
both analytical and computer solutions using programs such
equation models; specification error, serial correlation,
as GAMS and MATHEMATICA. Prerequisites: MACS213,
heteroskedasticity, and other problems; distributive-lag
EBGN411, EBGN412, MACS332 or MACS348; or permis-
models and other extensions, hypothesis testing and fore-
sion of the instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
casting applications. Prerequisite: EBGN411, MACS323,
EBGN411. INTERMEDIATE MICROECONOMICS (I, II)
MACS332 or MACS348. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
(WI) A second course in microeconomics. Compared to the
EBGN495. ECONOMIC FORECASTING (II) An introduc-
earlier course, this course is more rigorous mathematically
tion to the methods employed in business and econometric
and quantitatively. It also places more emphasis on advanced
forecasting. Topics include time series modeling, Box-
topics such as game theory, risk and uncertainty, property
Jenkins models, vector autoregression, cointegration, expo-
rights, and external costs and benefits. Prerequisite:
nential smoothing and seasonal adjustments. Covers data
EBGN311 and MACS213. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
collection methods, graphing, model building, model inter-
EBGN412. INTERMEDIATE MACROECONOMICS (I, II)
pretation, and presentation of results. Topics include demand
(WI) Intermediate macroeconomics provides a foundation
and sales forecasting, the use of anticipations data, leading
for analyzing the long-run and short-run effects of fiscal and
indicators and scenario analysis, business cycle forecasting,
monetary policy on aggregate economic performance. Spe-
GNP, stock market prices and commodity market prices. In-
cial emphasis on interactions between the foreign sector and
cludes discussion of links between economic forecasting and
the domestic economy. Analytical models are developed
government policy. Prerequisites: EBGN411, EBGN412,
from Classical, Keynesian, and New Classical schools of
EBGN490. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
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EBGN498. SPECIAL TOPICS IN ECONOMICS AND
Engineering
BUSINESS (I, II) Pilot course or special topics course.
Freshman Year
Topics chosen from special interests of instructor(s) and
EGGN198. SPECIAL TOPICS IN ENGINEERING (I, II)
student(s). Usually the course is offered only once. Prerequi-
Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from
site: Instructor consent. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
special interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the
EBGN499. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Individual
course is offered only once. Prerequisite: Instructor consent.
research or special problem projects supervised by a faculty
Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
member. A student and instructor agree on a subject matter,
EGGN199. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Individual re-
content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: “Independent Study”
search or special problem projects supervised by a faculty
form must be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Vari-
member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a sub-
able credit; 1 to 6 credit 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.
Sophomore Year
EGGN234. ENGINEERING FIELD SESSION, CIVIL SPE-
CIALTY (S) The theory and practice of modern surveying.
Lectures and hands-on filed work teaches horizontal, vertical,
and angular measurements and computations using tradi-
tional and modern equipment. Subdivision of land and appli-
cations to civil engineering practice, GPS and astronomic
observations. Prerequisite: None. Three weeks (6 day weeks)
in summer field session. 3 semester hours.
EGGN235. ENGINEERING FIELD SESSION, MECHANI-
CAL SPECIALTY (S) This course provides the student with
hands-on experience in the use of modern engineering tools
as part of the design process including modeling, fabrication,
and testing of components and systems. Student use engineer-
ing, mathematics and computers to conceptualize, model,
create, test, and evaluate components and systems of their
creation. Teamwork is emphasized by having students work
in teams. Prerequisites: PHGN200/201, MACS260/261 and
EPIC251. Three weeks in summer field session, 3 semester
hours.
EGGN250. MULTIDISCIPLINARY ENGINEERING LAB-
ORATORY I (I, II) (WI) Laboratory experiments integrating
instrumentation, circuits and power with computer data
acquisitions and sensors. Sensor data is used to transition
between science and engineering science. Engineering Sci-
ence issues like stress, strains, thermal conductivity, pressure
and flow are investigated using fundamentals of equilibrium,
continuity, and conservation. Prerequisite: DCGN381 or con-
current enrollment. 4.5 hours lab; 1.5 semester hour.
EGGN298. SPECIAL TOPICS IN ENGINEERING (I, II)
Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from
special interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the
course is offered only once. Prerequisite: Instructor consent.
Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
Junior Year
EGGN315. DYNAMICS (I, II, S) Absolute and relative mo-
tions. Kinetics, work-energy, impulse-momentum, vibrations.
Prerequisite: DCGN241 and MACS315. 3 hours lecture;
3 semester hours.
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EGGN320. MECHANICS OF MATERIALS (I, II) Funda-
status and a cumulative grade-point average of at least 2.00.
mentals of stresses and strains, material properties. Axial,
3 semester hours credit will be granted once toward degree
torsion, bending, transverse and combined loadings. Stress
requirements. Credit earned in EGGN340, Cooperative Edu-
at a point; stress transformations and Mohr’s circle for stress.
cation, may be used as free elective credit hours or a civil
Beams and beam deflections, thin-wall pressure vessels,
specialty elective if, in the judgment of the Co-op Advisor,
columns and buckling, fatigue principles, impact loading.
the required term paper adequately documents the fact that
Prerequisite: DCGN241 or MNGN317. 3 hours lecture;
the work experience entailed high-quality application of
3 semester hours.
engineering principles and practice. Applying the credits as
EGGN333. GEOGRAPHICAL MEASUREMENT SYS-
free electives or civil electives requires the student to submit
TEMSThe mensuration base for work in the 21st century;
a “Declaration of Intent to Request Approval to Apply Co-op
engineering projects with local and geodetic control using
Credit toward Graduation Requirements” form obtained from
theodolites, electronic distance meters and total stations. Civil
the Career Center to the Engineering Division Faculty Co-op
engineering applications of work in the “field” (i.e. imple-
Advisor.
mentation on the ground), including engineering astronomy,
EGGN342. STRUCTURAL THEORY (I, II) Analysis of
and computer generated designs. Relationships between and
determinate and indeterminate structures for both forces and
interactions of the “flat” and the “curved” earth, including
deflections. Influence lines, work and energy methods,
the mathematics of the ellipsoids and geoid; reduction of
moment distribution, matrix operations, computer methods.
GPS observations from the orbital geometry to receiver posi-
Prerequisite: EGGN320. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
tion and its subsequent reduction into a coordinate plane;
EGGN350. MULTIDISCIPLINARY ENGINEERING LAB-
conceptual and mathematical knowledge of applying GPS
ORATORY II (I, II) (WI) Laboratory experiments integrating
data to engineering projects. The principles and equations
electrical circuits, fluid mechanics, stress analysis, and other
of projections (Mercator, Lambert, UTM, State Plane, etc.)
engineering fundamentals using computer data acquisition
and their relationship to the databases of (North American
and transducers. Fluid mechanics issues like compressible
Datum) NAD ’27, NAD ’83 and (High Accuracy Reference
and incompressible fluid flow (mass and volumetric), pres-
Network) HARN will also be studied. Pre-requisite: EGGN233
sure losses, pump characteristics, pipe networks, turbulent
– Surveying Field Session. 2 hours lecture, 8-9 field work
and laminar flow, cavitation, drag, and others are covered.
days; 3 semester hours.
Experimental stress analysis issues like compression and ten-
EGGN334. ENGINEERING FIELD SESSION, ELECTRI-
sile testing, strain gage installation, Young’s Modulus, stress
CAL SPECIALTY (S) Experience in the engineering design
vs. strain diagrams, and others are covered. Experimental
process involving analysis, design, and simulation. Students
stress analysis and fluid mechanics are integrated in experi-
use engineering, mathematics and computers to model, ana-
ments which merge fluid power of the testing machine with
lyze, design and evaluate system performance. Teamwork
applied stress and displacement of material specimen. Prereq-
emphasized. Prerequisites: EGGN382, EGGN388, and two
uisite: EGGN250. Prerequisite or concurrent enrollment:
of the following: EGGN384, EGGN385, and EGGN389.
EGGN351, EGGN320. 4.5 hours lab; 1.5 semester hour.
Three weeks in summer field session, 3 semester hours.
EGGN351. FLUID MECHANICS (I, II, S) Properties of
EGGN335. ENGINEERING FIELD SESSION, ENVIRON-
liquids, manometers, one-dimensional continuity. Bernoulli’s
MENTAL SPECIALTY (S) The environmental module is in-
equation, the impulse momentum principle, laminar and tur-
tended to introduce students to laboratory and field analytical
bulent flow in pipes, meters, pumps, and turbines. Prerequisite:
skills used in the analysis of an environmental engineering
DCGN241 or MNGN317. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
problem. Students will receive instruction on the measure-
EGGN/ESGN353. FUNDAMENTALS OF ENVIRONMEN-
ment of water quality parameters (chemical, physical, and
TAL SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING I (I) Topics covered
biological) in the laboratory and field. The student will use
include: history of water related environmental law and regu-
these skills to collect field data and analyze a given environ-
lation, major sources and concerns of water pollution, water
mental engineering problem. Prerequisites: EGGN353,
quality parameters and their measurement, material and en-
EPIC251, MACS323. Three weeks in summer field session,
ergy balances, water chemistry concepts, microbial concepts,
3 semester hours.
aquatic toxicology and risk assessment. Prerequisite: Junior
EGGN340. COOPERATIVE EDUCATION (I,II,S) Super-
standing or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester
vised, full-time engineering- related employment for a
hours.
continuous six-month period in which specific educational
EGGN/ESGN354. FUNDAMENTALS OF ENVIRONMEN-
objectives are achieved. Students must meet with the Engi-
TAL SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING II (II) Introductory
neering Division Faculty Co-op Advisor prior to enrolling
level fundamentals in atmospheric systems, air pollution con-
to clarify the educational objectives for their individual
trol, solid waste management, hazardous waste management,
Co-op program. Prerequisite: Second semester sophomore
waste minimization, pollution prevention, role and responsi-
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EGGN399. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Individual re-
EGGN413. COMPUTER AIDED ENGINEERING This
search or special problem projects supervised by a faculty
course introduces the student to the concept of computer-
member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a sub-
aided engineering. The major objective is to provide the
ject matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: “Indepen-
student with the necessary background to use the computer
dent Study” form must be completed and submitted to the
as a tool for engineering analysis and design. The Finite
Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
Element Analysis (FEA) method and associated computa-
Senior Year
tional engineering software have become significant tools in
EGGN400/MNGN400. INTRODUCTION TO ROBOTICS
engineering analysis and design. This course is directed to
FOR THE MINERALS AND CONSTRUCTION INDUS-
learning the concepts of FEA and its application to civil and
TRIES (II) Focuses on construction and minerals industries
mechanical engineering analysis and design. Note that criti-
applications. Overview and introduction to the science and
cal evaluation of the results of a FEA using classical methods
engineering of intelligent mobile robotics and robotic manip-
(from statics and mechanics of materials) and engineering
ulators. Covers guidance and force sensing, perception of the
judgment is employed throughout the course. Prerequisite:
environment around a mobile vehicle, reasoning about the
EGGN320. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
environment to identify obstacles and guidance path features
EGGN422. ADVANCED MECHANICS OF MATERIALS
and adaptively controlling and monitoring the vehicle health.
(II) General theories of stress and strain; stress and strain
A lesser emphasis is placed on robot manipulator kinematics,
transformations, principal stresses and strains, octahedral
dynamics, and force and tactile sensing. Surveys manipulator
shear stresses, Hooke’s law for isotropic material, and failure
and intelligent mobile robotics research and development.
criteria. Introduction to elasticity and to energy methods. Tor-
Introduces principles and concepts of guidance, position, and
sion of noncircular and thin-walled members. Unsymmetrical
force sensing; vision data processing; basic path and trajec-
bending and shear-center, curved beams, and beams on elas-
tory planning algorithms; and force and position control.
tic foundations. Introduction to plate theory. Thick-walled
Prerequisite: MACS261 and DCGN381. 2 hours lecture;
cylinders and contact stresses. Prerequisite: EGGN320.
1 hour lab; 3 semester hours.
EGGN413, 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
EGGN403. THERMODYNAMICS II (I, II) Thermody-
EGGN420 (BELS420). INTRODUCTION TO BIOMED-
namic relations, Maxwell’s Relations, Clapeyron equation,
ICAL ENGINEERING The application of engineering
fugacity, mixtures and solutions, thermodynamics of mixing,
principles and techniques to the human body presents many
Gibbs function, activity coefficient, combustion processes,
unique challenges. The discipline of Biomedical Engineering
first and second law applied to reacting systems, third law
has evolved over the past 50 years to address these chal-
of thermodynamics, real combustion processes, phase and
lenges. Biomedical Engineering is a diverse, seemingly
chemical equilibrium, Gibbs rule, equilibrium of multicom-
all-encompassing field that includes such areas as biome-
ponent systems, simultaneous chemical reaction of real com-
chanics, biomaterials, bioinstrumentation, medical imaging,
bustion processes, ionization, application to real industrial
rehabilitation. This course is intended to provide an intro-
problems. Prerequisite: EGGN351, EGGN371. 3 hours lec-
duction to, and overview of, Biomedical Engineering. At the
ture; 3 semester hours.
end of the semester, students should have a working knowl-
EGGN407. INTRODUCTION TO FEEDBACK CONTROL
edge of the special considerations necessary to apply various
SYSTEMS (I, II) System modeling through an energy flow
engineering principles to the human body. Prerequisites:
approach is presented, and modeling of electro-mechanical
DCGN421 Statics, DCGN381 Circuits, EGGN320 Mechanics
and thermofluid systems are discussed. Feedback control
of Materials, EGGN351 Fluids I (or instructor permission)
design techniques using pole-placement, root locus, and lead-
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
log compensators are presented. Case studies using real-life
EGGN425(BELS425). MUSCULOSKELETAL BIOME-
problems are presented and analyzed. Prerequisite: EGGN388.
CHANICSThis course is intended to provide engineering
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
students with an introduction to musculoskeletal biome-
EGGN411. MACHINE DESIGN (I, II) Introduction to the
chanics. At the end of the semester, students should have a
principles of mechanical design. Consideration of the behav-
working knowledge of the special considerations necessary
ior of materials under static and cyclic loading; failure con-
to apply engineering principles to the human body. The
siderations. Application of the basic theories of mechanics,
course will focus on the biomechanics of injury since under-
kinematics, and mechanics of materials to the design of basic
standing injury will require developing an understanding of
machine elements, such as shafts, keys, and coupling; journal
normal biomechanics. Prerequisite: DCGN421 Statics,
bearings, antifriction bearings, wire rope, gearing; brakes and
EGGN320 Mechanics of Materials, EGGN420/BELS420
clutches, welded connections and other fastenings. Prerequi-
Introduction to Biomedical Engineering (or instructor per-
site: EPIC251, EGGN315, and EGGN320. 3 hours lecture,
mission). 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
3 hours lab; 4 semester hours.
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EGGN430(BELS430): BIOMEDICAL INSTRUMENTA-
EGGN450. MULTIDISCIPLINARY ENGINEERING LAB-
TION The acquisition, processing, and interpretation of
ORATORY III Laboratory experiments integrating electrical
biological signals present many unique challenges to the Bio-
circuits, fluid mechanics, stress analysis, and other engineering
medical Engineer. This course is intended to provide students
fundamentals using computer data acquisition and transducers.
with an introduction to, and appreciation for, many of these
Students will design experiments to gather data for solving engi-
challenges. At the end of the semester, students should have a
neering problems. Examples are recommending design im-
working knowledge of the special considerations necessary
provements to a refrigerator, diagnosing and predicting failures
to gathering and analyzing biological signal data. Prerequi-
in refrigerators, computer control of a hydraulic fluid power cir-
site: EGGN250 MEL I, DCGN381 Introduction to Electrical
cuit in a fatigue test, analysis of structural failures in an off-road
Circuits, Electronics, and Power, EGGN420/BELS420 Intro-
vehicle and redesign, diagnosis and prediction of failures in a
duction to Biomedical Engineering (or permission of instruc-
motor/generator system. Prerequisites: DCGN381, EGGN250,
tor). 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
EGGN352, EGGN350, EGGN351, EGGN320; concurrent en-
EGGN441. ADVANCED STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS
rollment in EGGN407. 3 hours lab; 1 semester hour.
Introduction to advanced structural analysis concepts. Non-
EGGN451. HYDRAULIC PROBLEMS (I) Review of
prismatic structures. Arches, Suspension and cable-stayed
fundamentals, forces on submerged surfaces, buoyancy and
bridges. Structural optimization. Computer Methods. Struc-
flotation, gravity dams, weirs, steady flow in open channels,
tures with nonlinear materials. Internal force redistribution
backwater curves, hydraulic machinery, elementary hydro-
for statically indeterminate structures. Graduate credit re-
dynamics, hydraulic structures. Prerequisite: EGGN351.
quires additional homework and projects. Prerequisite:
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
EGGN342. 3 hour lectures, 3 semester hours.
EGGN/ESGN453. WASTEWATER ENGINEERING (I)
EGGN442. FINITE ELEMENT METHODS FOR ENGI-
The goal of this course is to familiarize students with the
NEERS (II) A course combining finite element theory
fundamental phenomena involved in wastewater treatment
with practical programming experience in which the multi-
processes (theory) and the engineering approaches used in
disciplinary nature of the finite element method as a numeri-
designing such processes (design). This course will focus on
cal technique for solving differential equations is emphasized.
the physical, chemical and biological processes applied to
Topics covered include simple ‘structural’ element, solid elas-
liquid wastes of municipal origin. Treatment objectives will
ticity, steady state analysis, transient analysis. Students get a
be discussed as the driving force for wastewater treatment.
copy of all the source code published in the course textbook.
Prerequisite: ESGN353 or consent of instructor. 3 hours lec-
Prerequisite: EGGN320. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
ture; 3 semester hours.
EGGN444. DESIGN OF STEEL STRUCTURES (I, II) To
EGGN/ESGN454. WATER SUPPLY ENGINEERING (I)
learn how to use the American Institute of Steel Construction/
Water supply availability and quality. Theory and design of
Load and Resistance Factor Design (AISC/LRFD) design
conventional potable water treatment unit processes. Design
specifications, to develop understanding of the underlying
of distribution systems. Also includes regulatory analysis
theory, and to learn basic steel structural member design
under the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA). Prerequisite:
principles to select the shape and size of a structural member.
EGGN353, or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture;
The design and analysis of tension members, compression
3 semester hours.
members and flexural members is included, in addition to
EGGN/ESGN455. SOLID AND HAZARDOUS WASTE
basic bolted and welded connection design. Prerequisite:
ENGINEERING (I) This course provides an introduction
EGGN342. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
and overview of the engineering aspects of solid and haz-
EGGN445. DESIGN OF REINFORCED CONCRETE
ardous waste management. The focus is on control technolo-
STRUCTURES (II) Loads on structures, design of columns,
gies for solid wastes from common municipal and industrial
continuous beams, slabs, retaining walls, composite beams,
sources and the end-of-pipe waste streams and process resid-
introduction to prestressed and precast construction. Pre-
uals that are generated in some key industries. Prerequisite:
requisite: EGGN342. 3 hours lecture, 3 hours design lab;
EGGN354. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
3 semester hours.
EGGN456. SCIENTIFIC BASIS OF ENVIRONMENTAL
EGGN448 ADVANCED SOIL MECHANICS Advanced
REGULATIONS (II) A critical examination of the experi-
soil mechanics theories and concepts as applied to analysis
ments, calculations and assumptions underpinning numerical
and design in geotechnical engineering. Topics covered will
and narrative standards contained in federal and state envi-
include seepage, consolidation, shear strength and probabi-
ronmental regulations. Top-down investigations of the his-
listic methods. The course will have an emphasis on numeri-
torical development of selected regulatory guidelines and
cal solution techniques to geotechnical problems by finite
permitting procedures. Student directed design of improved
elements and finite differences. Prerequisite: EGGN361,
regulations. Prerequisite: EGGN353, or consent of instructor.
3 hour lectures, 3 semester hours.
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
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EGGN/ESGN457. SITE REMEDIATION ENGINEERING
EGGN473. FLUID MECHANICS II (I) Review of elemen-
(II) This course describes the engineering principles and
tary fluid mechanics and engineering. Two-dimensional in-
practices associated with the characterization and remedia-
ternal and external flows. Steady and unsteady flows. Fluid
tion of contaminated sites. Methods for site characterization
engineering problems. Compressible flow. Computer solu-
and risk assessment will be highlighted while the emphasis
tions of various practical problems for mechanical and re-
will be on remedial action screening processes and technol-
lated engineering disciplines. Prerequisite: EGGN351 or
ogy principles and conceptual design. Common isolation and
consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
containment and in situ and ex situ treatment technology will
EGGN478. ENGINEERING DYNAMICS (I) Applications
be covered. Computerized decision-support tools will be used
of dynamics to design, mechanisms and machine elements.
and case studies will be presented. Prerequisite: EGGN354,
Kinematics and kinetics of planar linkages. Analytical and
or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
graphical methods. Four-bar linkage, slider-crank, quick-
EGGN460. NUMERICAL METHODS FOR ENGINEERS(S)
return mechanisms, cams, and gears. Analysis of nonplanar
Introduction to the use of numerical methods in the solution
mechanisms. Static and dynamic balancing of rotating ma-
of problems encountered in engineering analysis and design,
chinery. Free and forced vibrations and vibration isolation.
e.g. linear simultaneous equations (e.g. analysis of elastic
Prerequisite: EGGN315; concurrent enrollment in MACS315.
materials, steady heat flow); roots of nonlinear equations
3 hours lecture, 3 semester hours.
(e.g. vibration problems, open channel flow); eigen-value
EGGN482. MICROCOMPUTER ARCHITECTURE AND
problems (e.g. natural frequencies, buckling and elastic sta-
INTERFACING (I) Microprocessor and microcontroller
bility); curve fitting and differentiation (e.g. interpretation of
architecture focusing on hardware structures and elementary
experimental data, estimation of gradients); integration (e.g.
machine and assembly language programming skills essential
summation of pressure distributions, finite element proper-
for use of microprocessors in data acquisition, control, and
ties, local averaging ); ordinary differential equations (e.g.
instrumentation systems. Analog and digital signal condition-
forced vibrations, beam bending) All course participants will
ing, communication, and processing. A/D and D/A converters
receive source code consisting of a suite of numerical meth-
for microprocessors. RS232 and other communication stan-
ods programs. Prerequisite: MACS 260 or 261, MACS315,
dards. Laboratory study and evaluation of microcomputer
EGGN320. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
system; design and implementation of interfacing projects.
EGGN464. FOUNDATIONS (I, II) Techniques of subsoil
Prerequisite: EGGN384 or consent of instructor. 3 hours lec-
investigation, types of foundations and foundation problems,
ture, 3 hours lab; 4 semester hours.
selection of basis for design of foundation types. Open-ended
EGGN483. ANALOG & DIGITAL COMMUNICATION
problem solving and decision making. Prerequisite:
SYSTEMS (II) Signal classification; Fourier transform;
EGGN361. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
filtering; sampling; signal representation; modulation; de-
EGGN465. UNSATURATED SOIL MECHANICS The
modulation; applications to broadcast, data transmission,
focus of this course is on soil mechanics for unsaturated
and instrumentation. Prerequisite: EGGN388 or consent of
soils. It provides an introduction to thermodynamic potentials
instructor. 3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 4 semester hours.
in partially saturated soils, chemical potentials of adsorbed
EGGN484. POWER SYSTEMS ANALYSIS (I) 3-phase
water in partially saturated soils, phase properties and rela-
power systems, per-unit calculations, modeling and equiva-
tions, stress state variables, measurements of soil water suc-
lent circuits of major components, voltage drop, fault calcu-
tion, unsaturated flow laws, measurement of unsaturated
lations, symmetrical components and unsymmetrical faults,
permeability, volume change theory, effective stress princi-
system grounding, power-flow, selection of major equipment,
ple, and measurement of volume changes in partially satu-
design of electric power distribution systems. Prerequisite:
rated soils. The course is designed for seniors and graduate
EGGN389. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
students in various branches of engineering and geology
that are concerned with unsaturated soil’s hydrologic and
EGGN485. INTRODUCTION TO HIGH POWER ELEC-
mechanics behavior. Prerequisites: EGGN461 or consent of
TRONICS (II) Power electronics are used in a broad range
instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
of applications from control of power flow on major trans-
mission lines to control of motor speeds in industrial facili-
EGGN471. HEAT TRANSFER (I, II) Engineering approach
ties and electric vehicles, to computer power supplies. This
to conduction, convection, and radiation, including steady-
course introduces the basic principles of analysis and design
state conduction, nonsteady-state conduction, internal heat
of circuits utilizing power electronics, including AC/DC,
generation conduction in one, two, and three dimensions, and
AC/AC, DC/DC, and DC/AC conversions in their many con-
combined conduction and convection. Free and forced con-
figurations. Prerequisites: EGGN385, EGGN389. 3 hours
vection including laminar and turbulent flow, internal and
lecture, 3 semester hours.
external flow. Radiation of black and grey surfaces, shape
factors and electrical equivalence. Prerequisite: MACS315,
EGGN351, EGGN371. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
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EGGN488. RELIABILITY OF ENGINEERING SYSTEMS
Environmental Science and
(I) This course addresses uncertainty modeling, reliability
Engineering
analysis, risk assessment, reliability-based design, predictive
Undergraduate Courses
maintenance, optimization, and cost- effective retrofit of
ESGN198. SPECIAL TOPICS IN ENVIRONMENTAL SCI-
engineering systems such as structural, sensory, electric, pipe-
ENCE AND ENGINEERING (I, II) Pilot course or special
line, hydraulic, lifeline and environmental facilities. Topics
topics course. Topics chosen from special interests of instruc-
include introduction of reliability of engineering systems,
tor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is offered only once.
stochastic engineering system simulation, frequency analysis
Prerequisite: Instructor consent. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit
of extreme events, reliability and risk evaluation of engineer-
hours.
ing systems, and optimization of engineering systems. Pre-
requisite: MACS323. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
ESGN199. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Individual re-
search or special problem projects supervised by a faculty
EGGN491. SENIOR DESIGN I (I, II) (WI) The first of a
member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a sub-
two-semester course sequence giving the student experience
ject matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: “Indepen-
in the engineering design process. Realistic, open-ended de-
dent Study” form must be completed and submitted to the
sign problems are addressed at the conceptual, engineering
Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
analysis, and the synthesis stages, and include economic and
ethical considerations necessary to arrive at a final design.
ESGN298. SPECIAL TOPICS IN ENVIRONMENTAL SCI-
The design projects are chosen to develop student creativity,
ENCE AND ENGINEERING (I, II) Pilot course or special
use of design methodology and application of prior course
topics course. Topics chosen from special interests of instruc-
work paralleled by individual study and research. Prerequi-
tor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is offered only once.
sites: Permission of Capstone Design Course Committee.
Prerequisite: Instructor consent. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit
1 hours lecture; 6 hours lab; 3 semester hours
hours.
EGGN492. SENIOR DESIGN II (I, II) (WI) This is the
ESGN299. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Individual re-
second of a two-semester course sequence to give the student
search or special problem projects supervised by faculty
experience in the engineering design process. Design integrity
member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a sub-
and performance are to be demonstrated by building a proto-
ject matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: Indepen-
type or model and performing pre-planned experimental
dent Study form must be complete and submitted to the
tests, wherever feasible. Prerequisite: EGGN491 1 hour
Registrar. Variable credit: 1-6.
lecture; 6 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
ESGN/SYGN203. NATURAL AND ENGINEERED ENVI-
EGGN498. SPECIAL TOPICS IN ENGINEERING (I, II)
RONMENTAL SYSTEMS Introduction to natural and engi-
Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from
neered environmental systems analysis. Environmental
special interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the
decision making, sustainable development, pollution sources,
course is offered only once. Prerequisite: Instructor consent.
effects and prevention, and environmental life cycle assess-
Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
ment. The basic concepts of material balances, energy bal-
ances, chemical equilibrium and kinetics and structure and
EGGN499. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Individual re-
function of biological systems will be used to analyze envi-
search or special problem projects supervised by a faculty
ronmental systems. Case studies in sustainable development,
member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a sub-
industrial ecology, pollution prevention and life cycle assess-
ject matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: “Indepen-
ment with be covered. The goal is this course is to develop
dent Study” form must be completed and submitted to the
problem-solving skills associated with the analysis of environ-
Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
mental systems. Prerequisites: CHGN111 or 121; MACS111;
PHGN 100; SYGN101; or consent of instructor. 3 credits
(lectures, demonstrations)
ESGN301/BELS301. GENERAL BIOLOGY I (I) This is
the first semester an introductory course in Biology. Empha-
sis is placed on the methods of science; structural, molecular,
and energetic basis of cellular activities; genetic variability
and evolution; diversity and life processes in plants and ani-
mals; and, principles of ecology. Prerequisite: None. 3 hours
lecture; 3 semester hours.
ESGN303/BELS303. GENERAL BIOLOGY II (II) This is
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 PHYSIOL-
will be given to the vertebrate body (organs, tissues and sys-
OGY (II) An introduction to the morphological, biochemical
tems) and how it functions. Prerequisite: General Biology I,
and biophysical properties of cells and their significance in
or equivalent. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
the life processes. Prerequisite: General Biology I, or equiva-
ESGN321/BELS321. INTRODUCTION TO GENETICS (II)
lent. 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
ESGN/EGGN353. FUNDAMENTALS OF ENVIRONMEN-
environments 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 SCI-
ture; 3 semester hours.
ENCE AND ENGINEERING (I, II) Pilot course or special
topics course. Topics chosen from special interests of instruc-
ESGN/EGGN453. WASTEWATER ENGINEERING (I)
tor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is offered only once.
The goal of this course is to familiarize students with the
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 re-
the physical, chemical and biological processes applied to
search 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) Biologi-
Water supply availability and quality. Theory and design of
cal and ecological principles discussed and industrial exam-
conventional potable water treatment and processes. Design
ples 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 im-
pacts. North American ecosystems analyzed. Concepts of
ESGN/EGGN455. SOLID AND HAZARDOUS WASTE
forestry, range, and wildlife management integrated as they
ENGINEERING (II) This course provides an introduction
apply to all the above. Three to four weekend field trips will
and overview of the engineering aspects of solid and haz-
be arranged during the semester. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester
ardous waste management. The focus is on control technolo-
hours.
gies for solid wastes from common municipal and industrial
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sources and the end-of-pipe waste streams and process resid-
ESGN463/MTGN462. INDUSTRIAL WASTE: RECYCLING
uals that are generated in some key industries. Prerequisite:
& MARKETING (II) This offering will illustrate process
EGGN354. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
technologies converting industrial waste to marketable by-
ESGN/EGGN456. SCIENTIFIC BASIS OF ENVIRON-
products, with particular emphasis on locating and evaluation
MENTAL REGULATIONS (I) A critical examination of the
suitable consumers. Components of a waste are matched with
experiments, calculations and assumptions underpinning nu-
operations using similar components as raw materials. This
merical and narrative standards contained in federal and state
course focuses on identifying customer needs for by-product
environmental regulations. Top-down investigations of the
materials generated by recycling processes, particularly prod-
historical development of selected regulatory guidelines and
uct physical and chemical specifications. Understanding user
permitting procedures. Student directed design of improved
process technologies facilitates negotiation of mutually satis-
regulations. Prerequisite EGGN353. 3 hours lecture; 3 se-
factory, environmentally sound sales contracts. Prerequisites:
mester hours.
EGGN/ESGN353, and EGGN/ESGN354 or consent of in-
structor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
ESGN/EGGN457. SITE REMEDIATION ENGINEERING
(II) This course describes the engineering principles and
ESGN490. ENVIRONMENTAL LAW (I) Specially de-
practices associated with the characterization and remedia-
signed for the needs of the environmental quality engineer,
tion of contaminated sites. Methods for site characterization
scientist, planner, manager, government regulator, consultant,
and risk assessment will be highlighted while the emphasis
or advocate. Highlights include how our legal system works,
will be on remedial action screening processes and technol-
environmental law fundamentals, all major US EPA/state en-
ogy principles and conceptual design. Common isolation and
forcement programs, the National Environmental Policy Act,
containment and in-situ and ex-situ treatment technology will
air and water pollutant laws, risk assessment and manage-
be covered. Computerized decision-support tools will be
ment, and toxic and hazardous substance laws (RCRA,
used and case studies will be presented. Prerequisites:
CERCLA, TSCA, LUST, etc). Prerequisites: ESGN353
EGGN353, EGGN354 or consent of instructor. 3 hours
or ESGN354, or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture;
lecture; 3 semester hours.
3 semester hours.
ESGN462. SOLID WASTE MINIMIZATION & RECY-
ESGN498. SPECIAL TOPICS IN ENVIRONMENTAL SCI-
CLING (I) This course will examine, using case studies,
ENCE AND ENGINEERING (I, II) Pilot course or special
how industry applies engineering principles to minimize
topics course. Topics chosen from special interests of instruc-
waste formation and to meet solid waste recycling chal-
tor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is offered only once.
lenges. Both proven and emerging solutions to solid waste
Prerequisite: Instructor consent. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit
environmental problems, especially those associated with
hours.
metals, will be discussed. Prerequisites: EGGN/ESGN353,
ESGN499. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Individual re-
EGGN/ESGN354, and ESGN302/CHGN403 or consent of
search or special problem projects supervised by a faculty
instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
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.
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GEGN/GEOL298. SEMINAR IN GEOLOGY OR GEO-
Freshman Year
LOGICAL ENGINEERING (I, II) Special topics classes
GEOL102. INTRODUCTION TO GEOLOGICAL ENGI-
taught on a one-time basis. May include lecture, laboratory
NEERING (II) Presentations by faculty members and out-
and field trip activities. Prerequisite: Approval of instructor
side professionals of case studies to provide a comprehensive
and department head. Variable credit; 1 to 6 semester hours.
overview of the fields of Geology and Geological Engineer-
GEGN299. INDEPENDENT STUDY IN ENGINEERING
ing and the preparation necessary to pursue careers in those
GEOLOGY OR ENGINEERING HYDROGEOLOGY (I, II)
fields. A short paper on an academic professional path will be
Individual special studies, laboratory and/or field problems in
required. Prerequisite: SYGN101 or concurrent enrollment.
geological engineering or engineering hydrogeology. Pre-
1 hour lecture; 1 semester hour.
requisite: “Independent Study” form must be completed and
GEGN/GEOL198. SEMINAR IN GEOLOGY OR GEO-
submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6 semester hours.
LOGICAL ENGINEERING (I, II) Special topics classes
GEOL299. INDEPENDENT STUDY IN GEOLOGY (I, II)
taught on a one-time basis. May include lecture, laboratory
Individual special studies, laboratory and/or field problems in
and field trip activities. Prerequisite: Approval of instructor
geology. Prerequisite: “Independent Study” form must be
and department head. Variable credit; 1 to 6 semester hours.
completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit;
GEGN199. INDEPENDENT STUDY IN ENGINEERING
1 to 6 semester hours.
GEOLOGY OR ENGINEERING HYDROGEOLOGY (I, II)
Junior Year
Individual special studies, laboratory and/or field problems
GEGN307. PETROLOGY (II) An introduction to igneous,
in geological engineering or engineering hydrogeology. Pre-
sedimentary and metamorphic processes, stressing the appli-
requisite: “Independent Study” form must be completed and
cation of chemical and physical mechanisms to study the ori-
submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
gin, occurrence, and association of rock types. Emphasis on
GEOL199. INDEPENDENT STUDY IN GEOLOGY (I, II)
the megascopic and microscopic classification, description,
Individual special studies, laboratory and/or field problems
and interpretation of rocks. Analysis of the fabric and physi-
in geology. Prerequisite: “Independent Study” form must be
cal properties. Prerequisite: GEOL321, DCGN209. 2 hours
completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit;
lecture, 3 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
1 to 6 credit hours.
GEOL308. INTRODUCTORY APPLIED STRUCTURAL
Sophomore Year
GEOLOGY (II) Nature and origin of structural features of
GEGN 202. GEOLOGIC PRINCIPLES AND PROCESSES
Earth’s crust emphasizing oil entrapment and control of ore
(I) Introduction to principles of geomorphology and histori-
deposition. Structural patterns and associations are discussed
cal geology. Geomorphology of glacial, volcanic, arid, karst,
in context of stress/strain and plate tectonic theories, using
and complex geological landscapes. Introduction to weather-
examples of North American deformed belts. Lab and field
ing, soils, hillslopes, and drainage systems. Geologic time
projects in structural geometry, map air photo and cross sec-
scale and deep time, stratigraphic principles, evolution and
tion interpretation, and structural analysis. Course required
the fossil record, geochronology, plate tectonics, and critical
of all PEGN and MNGN students. Prerequisite: SYGN101.
events in Earth history. Laboratories emphasize fieldwork in
2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
geomorphic regions of Colorado, map skills, time and order-
GEOL309. STRUCTURAL GEOLOGY AND TECTONICS
ing of geologic events, and fossil preservation and identifica-
(I) (WI) Recognition, habitat, and origin of deformational
tion. Prerequisite: SYGN 101, 3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab:
structures related to stresses and strains (rock mechanics and
4 semester hours.
microstructures) and modern tectonics. Structural development
GEGN206. EARTH MATERIALS (II) Introduction to Earth
of the Appalachian and Cordilleran systems. Comprehensive
Materials, emphasizing the structure, formation, and behavior
laboratory projects use descriptive geometry, stereographic
of minerals and rocks. Laboratories emphasize the recognition,
projection, structural contours, map and air photo interpreta-
description, and engineering evaluation of earth materials.
tion, structural cross section and structural pattern analysis.
Prerequisite: SYGN101. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 3 se-
Required of Geological and Geophysical Engineers. Pre-
mester hours.
requisite: SYGN101, GEGN 202 and GEGN 206 or GEOL210
or GPGN210. 3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 4 semester hours.
GEOL210. MATERIALS OF THE EARTH (II) Minerals,
rocks and fluids in the Earth, their physical properties and
GEOL314. STRATIGRAPHY (II) Lectures and laboratory
economic applications. Processes of rock formation. Labora-
and field exercises in concepts of stratigraphy and biostratig-
tories stress the recognition and classification of minerals and
raphy, facies associations in various depositional environments,
rocks and measurement of their physical properties. Prerequi-
sedimentary rock sequences and geometries in sedimentary
site: SYGN101. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
basins, and geohistory analysis of sedimentary basins. Pre-
requisite: SYGN101, GEOL202. 3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab;
4 semester hours.
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GEOL315. SEDIMENTOLOGY AND STRATIGRAPHY (I)
GEGN342. ENGINEERING GEOMORPHOLOGY (I)
Lecture, laboratory and field exercises on the genesis and
Study of interrelationships between internal and external
classification of sediments, sedimentary rocks, siliciclastic
earth processes, geologic materials, time, and resulting land-
and chemical depositional systems, lithostratigraphy, and
forms on the Earth’s surface. Influences of geomorphic
biostratigraphy methods of correlation, and basin modeling.
processes on design of natural resource exploration programs
Applications of sedimentology and stratigraphy in petroleum
and siting and design of geotechnical and geohydrologic
exploration and production stressed throughout the course.
projects. Laboratory analysis of geomorphic and geologic
Prerequisite: SYGN101. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 3 se-
features utilizing maps, photo interpretation and field obser-
mester hours.
vations. Prerequisite: SYGN101. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab;
GEGN316. FIELD GEOLOGY (S) Six weeks of field work,
3 semester hours.
stressing geology of the Southern Rocky Mountain Province.
GEGN/GEOL398. SEMINAR IN GEOLOGY OR GEO-
Measurement of stratigraphic sections. Mapping of igneous,
LOGICAL ENGINEERING (I, II) Special topics classes
metamorphic, and sedimentary terrain using air photos, topo-
taught on a one-time basis. May include lecture, laboratory
graphic maps, plane table, and other methods. Diversified
and field trip activities. Prerequisite: Approval of instructor
individual problems in petroleum geology, mining geology,
and department head. Variable credit; 1 to 6 semester hours.
engineering geology, structural geology, and stratigraphy.
GEGN399. INDEPENDENT STUDY IN ENGINEERING
Formal reports submitted on several problems. Frequent
GEOLOGY OR ENGINEERING HYDROGEOLOGY (I, II)
evening lectures and discussion sessions. Field trips empha-
Individual special studies, laboratory and/or field problems in
size regional geology as well as mining, petroleum, and engi-
geological engineering or engineering hydrogeology. Pre-
neering projects. . Prerequisite: GEGN 202 , GEGN 206,
requisite: “Independent Study” form must be completed and
GEOL314, GEOL309, and GEGN317. 6 semester hours
submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
(Field Term).
GEOL399. INDEPENDENT STUDY IN GEOLOGY (I, II)
GEGN317. GEOLOGIC FIELD METHODS (II) Methods
Individual special studies, laboratory and/or field problems
and techniques of geologic field observations and interpre-
in geology. Prerequisite: “Independent Study” form must be
tations. Lectures in field techniques and local geology. Lab-
completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit;
oratory and field project in diverse sedimentary, igneous,
1 to 6 semester hours.
metamorphic, structural, and surficial terrains using aerial
photographs, topographic maps and compass and pace meth-
Senior Year
ods. Geologic cross sections maps, and reports. Weekend
GEGN401. MINERAL DEPOSITS (I) Introductory presenta-
exercises required. Prerequisite to GEGN316. Prerequisite:
tion of magmatic, hydrothermal, and sedimentary metallic ore
GEGN202, GEOL309 or GEOL308. Completion or concur-
deposits. Chemical, petrologic, structural, and sedimentologi-
rent enrollment in GEGN206 or GEGN210 and GEOL314.
cal processes that contribute to ore formation. Description of
1 hour lecture, 8 hours field; 2 semester hours.
classic deposits representing individual deposit types. Re-
view of exploration sequences. Laboratory consists of hand
GEOL321. MINERALOGY AND MINERAL CHARAC-
specimen study of host rock-ore mineral suites and mineral
TERIZATION (I) Principles of mineralogy and mineral
deposit evaluation problems. Prerequisite: GEGN316 and
characterization. Crystallography of naturally occurring
DCGN209. 3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 4 semester hours.
materials. Principles of crystal chemistry. Interrelationships
among mineral structure, external shape, chemical composi-
GEGN403. MINERAL EXPLORATION DESIGN (II) (WI)
tion, and physical properties. Introduction to mineral stabil-
Exploration project design: commodity selection, target se-
ity. Laboratories emphasize analytical methods, including
lection, genetic models, alternative exploration approaches
X-ray diffraction, scanning electron microscopy, and optical
and associated costs, exploration models, property acquisi-
microscopy. Prerequiste; SYGN 101, CHGN 124, GEGN
tion, and preliminary economic evaluation. Lectures and lab-
206. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab: 3 semester hours.
oratory exercises to simulate the entire exploration sequence
from inception and planning through implementation to dis-
GEGN340. COOPERATIVE EDUCATION (I, II, S) Super-
covery, with initial ore reserve calculations and preliminary
vised, full-time, engineering-related employment for a con-
economic evaluation. Prerequisite: GEGN401. 2 hours lec-
tinuous six-month period (or its equivalent) in which specific
ture, 3 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
educational objectives are achieved. Prerequisite: Second
semester sophomore status and a cumulative grade-point
GEGN404. ORE MICROSCOPY/ FLUID INCLUSIONS
average of at least 2.00. 1 to 3 semester hours. Cooperative
(II) Identification of ore minerals using reflected light
Education credit does not count toward graduation except
microscopy, micro-hardness, and reflectivity techniques.
under special conditions.
Petrographic analysis of ore textures and their significance.
Guided research on the ore mineralogy and ore textures of
classic ore deposits. Prerequisites: GEOL321, GEGN401, or
consent of instructor. 6 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
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GEGN405. MINERAL DEPOSITS (I) Physical and chemi-
GEGN466. GROUNDWATER ENGINEERING (I) Theory
cal characteristics and geologic and geographic setting of
of groundwater occurrence and flow. Relation of ground-
magmatic, hydrothermal, and sedimentary metallic mineral
water to surface; potential distribution and flow; theory of
deposits from the aspects of genesis, exploration, and min-
aquifer tests; water chemistry, water quality, and contaminant
ing. For non-majors. Prerequisite: GEOL210, GEOL308 or
transport. Laboratory sessions on water budgets, water chem-
concurrent enrollment. 2 hours lecture; 2 semester hours.
istry, properties of porous media, solutions to hydraulic flow
GEGN 432. GEOLOGICAL DATA MANAGEMENT (I)
problems, analytical and digital models, and hydrogeologic
Techniques for managing and analyzing geological data,
interpretation. Prerequisite: mathematics through calculus
including statistical analysis procedures and computer pro-
and MACS315, GEOL309, GEOL315, and EGGN351, or
gramming. Topics addressed include elementary probability,
consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture, 3 semester hours.
populations and distributions, estimation, hypothesis testing,
GEGN467. GROUNDWATER ENGINEERING (I) Theory
analysis of data sequences, mapping, sampling and sample
of groundwater occurrence and flow. Relation of ground-
representativity, linear regression, and overview of univariate
water to surface water; potential distribution and flow; theory
and multivariate statistical methods. Practical experience
of aquifer tests; water chemistry, water quality, and contami-
with principles of software programming and statistical
nant transport. Laboratory sessions on water budgets, water
analyses for geological applications via suppled software and
chemistry, properties of porous media, solutions to hydraulic
data sets from geological case histories. Prerequistes: Senior
flow problems, analytical and digital models, and hydrogeo-
standing in Geological Engineering or permission of instruc-
logic interpretation. Prerequisite: mathematics through calcu-
tor. 1 hour lecture, 6 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
lus and MACS315, GEOL309, GEOL314 or GEOL315, and
GEGN438. PETROLEUM GEOLOGY (I) Source rocks,
EGGN351, or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture, 3 hours
reservoir rocks, types of traps, temperature and pressure
lab; 4 semester hours.
conditions of the reservoir, theories of origin and accumula-
GEGN468. ENGINEERING GEOLOGY AND GEOTECH-
tion of petroleum, geology of major petroleum fields and
NICS (I) Application of geology to evaluation of construc-
provinces of the world, and methods of exploration for petro-
tion, mining, and environmental projects such as dams,
leum. Term report required. Laboratory consists of study of
waterways, tunnels, highways, bridges, buildings, mine
well log analysis, stratigraphic correlation, production map-
design, and land-based waste disposal facilities. Design
ping, hydrodynamics and exploration exercises. Prerequisite:
projects including field, laboratory, and computer analyses are
GEOL309 and GEOL314; GEGN316 or GPGN486 or
an important part of the course. Prerequisite: MNGN321 and
PEGN316. 3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 4 semester hours.
concurrent enrollment in EGGN361/EGGN363 or consent of
GEGN/GPGN/PEGN439. MULTI-DISCIPLINARY PETRO-
instructor. 3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab, 4 semester hours.
LEUM DESIGN (II) (WI) This is a multi-disciplinary de-
GEGN469. ENGINEERING GEOLOGY DESIGN (II) (WI)
sign course that integrates fundamentals and design concepts
This is a capstone design course that emphasizes realistic
in geological, geophysical, and petroleum engineering. Stu-
engineering geologic/geotechnics projects. Lecture time is
dents work in integrated teams from each of the disciplines.
used to introduce projects and discussions of methods and
Open-ended design problems are assigned including the de-
procedures for project work. Several major projects will be
velopment of a prospect in an exploration play and a detailed
assigned and one to two field trips will be required. Students
engineering field study. Detailed reports are required for the
work as individual investigators and in teams. Final written
prospect evaluation and engineering field study. Prerequisite:
design reports and oral presentations are required. Prerequi-
GE Majors: GEOL308 or GEOL309, GEGN438, GEGN316;
site: GEGN468 or equivalent. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab;
PE majors: PEGN316, PEGN414, PEGN422, PEGN423,
3 semester hours.
PEGN424 (or concurrent) GEOL308; GP Majors: GPGN302
GEGN470. GROUND-WATER ENGINEERING DESIGN
and GPGN303. 2 hours lecture; 3 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
(II) (WI) Application of the principles of hydrogeology and
GEGN442. ADVANCED ENGINEERING GEOMOR-
ground-water engineering to water supply, geotechnical, or
PHOLOGY (II) Application of quantitative geomorphic
water quality problems involving the design of well fields,
techniques to engineering problems. Map interpretation,
drilling programs, and/or pump tests. Engineering reports,
photo interpretation, field observations, computer modeling,
complete with specifications, analyses, and results, will be
and GIS analysis methods. Topics include: coastal engineer-
required. Prerequisite: GEGN467 or equivalent or consent of
ing, fluvial processes, river engineering, controlling water
instructor. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
and wind erosion, permafrost engineering. Multi-week de-
sign projects and case studies. Prerequisite: GEGN342 and
GEGN468, or graduate standing; GEGN475/575 recom-
mended. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
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GEOL470/GPGN470. APPLICATIONS OF SATELLITE
GIS models, such as hill shading and cost/distance analysis.
REMOTE SENSING (II) Students are introduced to geo-
Prerequisite: No previous knowledge of desktop mapping or
science applications of satellite remote sensing. Introductory
GIS technology assumed. Some computer experience in op-
lectures provide background on satellites, sensors, methodol-
erating within a Windows environment recommended. 1 hour
ogy, and diverse applications. One or more areas of applica-
lecture; 1 semester hour
tion are presented from a systems perspective. Guest lecturers
GEGN481. ADVANCED HYDROGEOLOGY (I) Lectures,
from academia, industry, and government agencies present
assigned readings, and discussions concerning the theory,
case studies focusing on applications, which vary from se-
measurement, and estimation of ground water parameters,
mester to semester. Students do independent term projects,
fractured-rock flow, new or specialized methods of well
under the supervision of a faculty member or guest lecturer,
hydraulics and pump tests, tracer methods, and well con-
that are presented both written and orally at the end of the
struction design. Design of well tests in variety of settings.
term. Prerequisites: consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture;
Prerequisites: GEGN467 or consent of instructor. 3 hours
3 semester hours.
lecture; 3 semester hours.
GEGN473. GEOLOGICAL ENGINEERING SITE INVES-
GEGN483. MATHEMATICAL MODELING OF GROUND-
TIGATION (II) Methods of field investigation, testing, and
WATER SYSTEMS (II) Lectures, assigned readings, and
monitoring for geotechnical and hazardous waste sites, in-
direct computer experience concerning the fundamentals and
cluding: drilling and sampling methods, sample logging,
applications of analytical and finite-difference solutions to
field testing methods, instrumentation, trench logging,
ground water flow problems as well as an introduction to in-
foundation inspection, engineering stratigraphic column and
verse modeling. Design of computer models to solve ground
engineering soils map construction. Projects will include tech-
water problems. Prerequisites: Familiarity with computers,
nical writing for investigations (reports, memos, proposals,
mathematics through differential and integral calculus, and
workplans). Class will culminate in practice conducting sim-
GEGN467. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
ulated investigations (using a computer simulator). 3 hours
lecture; 3 semester hours.
GEGN/GEOL498. SEMINAR IN GEOLOGY OR GEO-
LOGICAL ENGINEERING (I, II) Special topics classes
GEGN475. APPLICATIONS OF GEOGRAPHIC INFOR-
taught on a one-time basis. May include lecture, laboratory
MATION SYSTEMS (II) An introduction to Geographic
and field trip activities. Prerequisite: Approval of instructor
Information Systems (GIS) and their applications to all areas
and department head. Variable credit; 1 to 6 semester hours.
of geology and geological engineering. Lecture topics in-
clude: principles of GIS, data structures, digital elevation
GEGN499. INDEPENDENT STUDY IN ENGINEERING
models, data input and verification, data analysis and spatial
GEOLOGY OR ENGINEERING HYDROGEOLOGY (I, II)
modeling, data quality and error propagation, methods of
Individual special studies, laboratory and/or field problems in
GIS projects, as well as video presentations. Prerequisite:
geological engineering or engineering hydrogeology. Pre-
SYGN101. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
requisite: “Independent Study” form must be completed and
submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
GEGN476. DESKTOP MAPPING APPLICATIONS FOR
PROJECT DATA MANAGEMENT (I, II) Conceptual over-
GEOL499. INDEPENDENT STUDY IN GEOLOGY (I, II)
view and hands-on experience with a commercial desktop
Individual special studies, laboratory and/or field problems in
mapping system. Display, analysis, and presentation mapping
geology. Prerequisite: “Independent Study” form must be
functions; familiarity with the software components, includ-
completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit;
ing graphical user interface (GUI); methods for handling dif-
1 to 6 credit hours.
ferent kinds of information; organization and storage of
project documents. Use of raster and vector data in an inte-
grated environment; basic raster concepts; introduction to
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Oceanography
Geophysics
GEOC407. ATMOSPHERE, WEATHER AND CLIMATE (II)
Freshman/Sophomore Year
An introduction to the Earth’s atmosphere and its role in
GPGN198. SPECIAL TOPICS IN GEOPHYSICS (I, II)
weather patterns and long term climate. Provides basic
New topics in geophysics. Each member of the academic
understanding of origin and evolution of the atmosphere,
faculty is invited to submit a prospectus of the course to the
Earth’s heat budget, global atmospheric circulation and
department head for evaluation as a special topics course. If
modern climatic zones. Long- and short-term climate change
selected, the course can be taught only once under the 198
including paleoclimatology, the causes of glacial periods and
title before becoming part of the regular curriculum under a
global warming, and the depletion of the ozone layer. Causes
new course number and title. Prerequisite: Consent of depart-
and effects of volcanic eruptions on climate, El Nino, acid
ment. Credit – variable, 1 to 6 hours.
rain, severe thunderstorms, tornadoes, hurricanes, and ava-
GPGN199. GEOPHYSICAL INVESTIGATION (I, II) Indi-
lanches are also discussed. Microclimates and weather pat-
vidual project; instrument design, data interpretation, problem
terns common in Colorado. Prerequisite: Completion of CSM
analysis, or field survey. Prerequisites: Consent of department
freshman technical core, or equivalent. 3 hours lecture; 3 se-
and “Independent Study” form must be completed and sub-
mester hours. Offered alternate years; Spring 2005.
mitted to the Registrar. Credit dependent upon nature and
GEOC408. INTRODUCTION TO OCEANOGRAPHY (II)
extent of project, not to exceed 6 semester hours.
An introduction to the scientific study of the oceans, includ-
GPGN210. MATERIALS OF THE EARTH (II) (WI) Intro-
ing chemistry, physics, geology, biology, geophysics, and
duction to the physical and chemical properties and processes
mineral resources of the marine environment. Lectures from
in naturally occurring materials. Combination of elements to
pertinent disciplines are included. Recommended back-
become gases, liquids and solids (minerals), and aggregation
ground: basic college courses in chemistry, geology, mathe-
of fluids and minerals to become rocks and soils. Basic mate-
matics, and physics. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
rial properties that describe the occurrence of matter such as
Offered alternate years; Spring 2004.
crystal structure, density, and porosity. Properties relating to
simple processes of storage and transport through the diffu-
sion equation (such as Fick, Ohm’s, Hooke’s, Fourier’s, and
Darcy’s Laws) as exhibited in electric, magnetic, elastic,
mechanical, thermal, and fluid flow properties. Coupled
processes (osmosis, electromagnetic, nuclear magnetic relax-
ation). The necessity to statistically describe properties of
rocks and soils. Multiphase mixing theories, methods of
modeling and predicting properties. Inferring past processes
acting on rocks from records left in material properties. Envi-
ronmental influences from temperature, pressure, time and
chemistry. Consequences of nonlinearity, anisotropy, hetero-
geneity and scale. Prerequisites: PHGN200 and MACS112,
or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 4 se-
mester hours.
GPGN298. SPECIAL TOPICS IN GEOPHYSICS (I, II)
New topics in geophysics. Each member of the academic
faculty is invited to submit a prospectus of the course to the
department head for evaluation as a special topics course. If
selected, the course can be taught only once under the 298
title before becoming a part of the regular curriculum under a
new course number and title. Prerequisite: Consent of depart-
ment. Credit - variable, 1 to 6 hours.
GPGN299 GEOPHYSICAL INVESTIGATION (I, II) Indi-
vidual project; instrument design, data interpretation, prob-
lem analysis, or field survey. Prerequisites: Consent of
department and “Independent Study” form must be com-
pleted and submitted to the Registrar. Credit dependent upon
nature and extent of project, not to exceed 6 semester hours.
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Junior Year
carbons). The laboratory will focus on demonstrating various
GPGN302. SEISMIC METHODS I: INTRODUCTION TO
methods in the field, and working through case histories. Pre-
SEISMIC METHODS (II) (WI) This is an introductory
requisites: PHGN200, MACS213, MACS315, GPGN210,
study of seismic methods for imaging the Earth’s subsurface,
PHGN311, and GPGN321, or consent of instructor. 3 hours
with emphasis on reflection seismic exploration. Starting
lecture, 3 hours lab; 4 semester hours.
with the history and development of seismic exploration, the
GPGN311. SURVEY OF EXPLORATION GEOPHYSICS
course proceeds through an overview of methods for acquisi-
(I) The fundamentals of geophysical exploration are taught
tion of seismic data in land, marine, and transitional environ-
through the use of a series of computer simulations and field
ments. Underlying theoretical concepts, including working
exercises. Students explore the physics underlying each geo-
initially with traveltime equations for simple subsurface
physical method, design geophysical surveys, prepare and
geometries, are used to introduce general issues in seismic
submit formal bids to clients contracting the work, and col-
data processing, as well as the nature of seismic data inter-
lect, process, and interpret the resulting data. Emphasis is
pretation. The course introduces basic concepts, mathematics,
placed on understanding the processes used in designing and
and physics of seismic wave propagation (including deriva-
interpreting the results of geophysical exploration surveys.
tion of the one-dimensional acoustic wave equation and its
Prior exposure to computer applications such as web browsers,
solution in multi-layered media), emphasizing similarities
spreadsheets, and word processors is helpful. Prerequisites:
with the equations and physics that underlie all geophysical
MACS213, PHGN200, and SYGN101. 3 hours lecture,
methods. Using analysis of seismometry as a first example
3 hours lab; 4 semester hours.
of linear time-invariant systems, the course brings Fourier
theory and filter theory to life through demonstrations of
GPGN315. SUPPORTING GEOPHYSICAL FIELD INVES-
their immense power in large-scale processing of seismic data
TIGATIONS (I) Prior to conducting a geophysical investiga-
to improve signal-to-noise ratio and ultimately the accuracy
tion, geophysicists often need input from related specialists
of seismic images of the Earth’s subsurface. Prerequisites:
such as geologists, surveyors, and land-men. Students are
PHGN200, MACS213, MACS315, and GPGN210, PHGN311,
introduced to the issues that each of these specialists must
or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 4 se-
address so that they may understand how each affects the
mester hours.
design and outcome of geophysical investigations. Students
learn to use and understand the range of applicability of a
GPGN303. GRAVITY AND MAGNETIC METHODS (I)
variety of surveying methods, learn the tools and techniques
Introduction to land, airborne, oceanographic, and borehole
used in geological field mapping and interpretation, and ex-
gravity and magnetic exploration. Reduction of observed
plore the logistical and permitting issues directly related to
gravity and magnetic values. Theory of potential-field anom-
geophysical field investigations. Prerequisite: GEOL308, or
alies introduced by geologic distributions. Methods and limi-
consent of instructor 6 hours lab, 2 semester hours
tations of interpretations. Prerequisites: PHGN200, MACS213,
MACS315, and GPGN210, and concurrent enrollment in
GPGN320. ELEMENTS OF CONTINUUM MECHANICS
PHGN311, or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture, 3 hours
AND WAVE PROPAGATION (I) Introduction to continuum
lab; 4 semester hours.
mechanics and elastic wave propagation with an emphasis on
principles and results important in seismology and earth sci-
GPGN308. INTRODUCTION TO ELECTRICAL AND
ences in general. Topics include a brief overview of elemen-
ELECTROMAGNETIC METHODS (II) This is an intro-
tary mechanics, stress and strain, Hooke’s law, notions of
ductory course on electrical and electromagnetic methods for
geostatic pressure and isostacy, fluid flow and Navier-stokes
subsurface exploration. The course begins with a review of
equation. Basic discussion of the wave equation for elastic
the factors influencing the electrical properties of rocks.
media, plane wave and their reflection/transmission at inter-
Methods to be discussed are electrical methods with various
faces. Prerequisites: MACS213, PHGN200. 3 hours lecture;
electrode arrays for profiling and soundings, and ground and
3 semester hours.
airborne electromagnetic methods using both natural (e.g. the
magnetotelluric method) and man-made (e.g. the time do-
GPGN321. THEORY OF FIELDS I: STATIC FIELDS (I)
main method) sources for electromagnetic fields. Other tech-
Introduction to the theory of gravitational, magnetic, and
niques reviewed are self-potential, induced polarization and
electrical fields encountered in geophysics. Emphasis on the
ground penetrating radar. The discussion of each method in-
mathematical and physical foundations of the various phe-
cludes a treatise of the principles, instrumentation, proce-
nomena and the similarities and differences in the various
dures of data acquisition, analyses, and interpretation. These
field properties. Physical laws governing the behavior of the
various methods are employed in geotechnical and environ-
gravitational, electric, and magnetic fields. Systems of equa-
mental engineering and resources exploration (base and
tions of these fields. Boundary value problems. Uniqueness
precious metals, industrial minerals, geothermal and hydro-
theorem. Influence of a medium on field behavior. Prerequi-
sites: PHGN200, MACS213, and MACS315, and concurrent
enrollment in PHGN311 or consent of instructor. 3 hours lec-
ture; 3 semester hours.
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GPGN322. THEORY OF FIELDS II: TIME-VARYING
tions of interpretation. Prerequisite: GPGN303, or consent of
FIELDS (II) Constant electric field. Coulomb’s law. System
instructor. 3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 4 semester hours.
of equations of the constant electric field. Stationary electric
GPGN419/PEGN419. WELL LOG ANALYSIS AND FOR-
field and the direct current in a conducting medium. Ohm’s
MATION EVALUATION (I) The basics of core analyses
law. Principle of charge conservation. Sources of electric
and the principles of all common borehole instruments are
field in a conducting medium. Electromotive force. Resis-
reviewed. The course shows (computer) interpretation meth-
tance. System of equations of the stationary electric field.
ods that combine the measurements of various borehole in-
The magnetic field, caused by constant currents. Biot-Savart
struments to determine rock properties such as porosity,
law. The electromagnetic induction. Faraday’s law. Prerequi-
permeability, hydrocarbon saturation, water salinity, ore
site: GPGN321, or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture;
grade, ash content, mechanical strength, and acoustic veloc-
3 semester hours.
ity. The impact of these parameters on reserves estimates of
GPGN340. COOPERATIVE EDUCATION (I, II, S) Super-
hydrocarbon reservoirs and mineral accumulations are
vised, full-time, engineering-related employment for a con-
demonstrated. In spring semesters, vertical seismic profiling,
tinuous six-month period (or its equivalent) in which specific
single well and cross-well seismic are reviewed. In the fall
educational objectives are achieved. Prerequisite: Second se-
semester, topics like formation testing, and cased hole log-
mester sophomore status and a cumulative grade-point aver-
ging are covered. Prerequisites: MACS315, PHGN311,
age of 2.00. 0 to 3 semester hours. Cooperative Education
GPGN302, GPGN303, GPGN308. 3 hours lecture, 2 hours
credit does not count toward graduation except under special
lab; 3 semester hours.
conditions.
GPGN422. ADVANCED ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRO-
GPGN398. SPECIAL TOPICS IN GEOPHYSICS (I, II)
MAGNETIC METHODS (I) In-depth study of the applica-
New topics in geophysics. Each member of the academic
tion of electrical and electromagnetic methods to crustal
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 geology.
title before becoming a part of the regular curriculum under a
Prerequisite: GPGN308, or consent of instructor. 3 hours lec-
new course number and title. Prerequisite: Consent of depart-
ture, 3 hours lab; 4 semester hours.
ment. Credit-variable, 1 to 6 hours.
GPGN432. FORMATION EVALUATION (II) The basics of
GPGN399. GEOPHYSICAL INVESTIGATION (I, II)
core analyses and the principles of all common borehole in-
Individual project; instrument design, data interpretation,
struments are reviewed. The course teaches interpretation
problem analysis, or field survey. Prerequisites: Consent of
methods that combine the measurements of various borehole
department and “Independent Study” form must be com-
instruments to determine rock properties such as porosity,
pleted and submitted to the Registrar. Credit dependent upon
permeability, hydrocarbon saturation, water salinity, ore
nature and extent of project, not to exceed 6 semester hours.
grade and ash content. The impact of these parameters on re-
Senior Year
serve estimates of hydrocarbon reservoirs and mineral accu-
GPGN404. DIGITAL SIGNAL ANALYSIS (I) The funda-
mulations is demonstrated. Geophysical topics such as
mentals of one-dimensional digital signal processing as
vertical seismic profiling, single well and cross-well seismic
applied to geophysical investigations are studied. Students
are emphasized in this course, while formation testing, and
explore the mathematical background and practical conse-
cased hole logging are covered in GPGN419/PEGN419
quences of the sampling theorem, convolution, deconvolu-
presented in the fall. The laboratory provides on-line course
tion, the Z and Fourier transforms, windows, and filters.
material and hands-on computer log evaluation exercises.
Emphasis is placed on applying the knowledge gained in lec-
Prerequisites: MACS315, PHGN311, GPGN302, GPGN303
ture to exploring practical signal processing issues. This is
and GPGN308. 3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 4 semester hours.
done through homework and in-class practicum assignments
Only one of the two courses GPGN432 and GPGN419/
requiring the programming and testing of algorithms dis-
PEGN419 can be taken for credit.
cussed in lecture. Prerequisites: MACS213, MACS315, and
GPGN438. GEOPHYSICS PROJECT DESIGN (I, II) (WI)
PHGN311, or consent of instructor. Knowledge of a com-
Complementary design course for geophysics restricted elec-
puter programming language is assumed. 2 hours lecture;
tive course(s). Application of engineering design principles
2 hours lab, 3 semester hours.
to geophysics through advanced work, individual in charac-
GPGN414. ADVANCED GRAVITY AND MAGNETIC
ter, leading to an engineering report or senior thesis and oral
METHODS (II) Instrumentation for land surface, borehole,
presentation thereof. Choice of design project is to be arranged
sea floor, sea surface, and airborne operations. Reduction of
between student and individual faculty member who will
observed gravity and magnetic values. Theory of potential
serve as an advisor, subject to department head approval.
field effects of geologic distributions. Methods and limita-
Prerequisites: GPGN302, GPGN303, GPGN308, and com-
pletion of or concurrent enrollment in geophysics method
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courses in the general topic area of the project design. Credit
GPGN486. GEOPHYSICS FIELD CAMP (S) Introduction
variable, 1 to 3 hours. Course can be retaken once.
to geological and geophysical field methods. The program
GPGN439. GEOPHYSICS PROJECT DESIGN (II)
includes exercises in geological surveying, stratigraphic sec-
GEGN439/PEGN439. MULTI-DISCIPLINARY PETRO-
tion measurements, geological mapping, and interpretation of
LEUM DESIGN (II) This is a multidisciplinary design
geological observations. Students conduct geophysical sur-
course that integrates fundamentals and design concepts in
veys related to the acquisition of seismic, gravity, magnetic,
geological, geophysical, and petroleum engineering. Students
and electrical observations. Students participate in designing
work in integrated teams consisting of students from each of
the appropriate geophysical surveys, acquiring the observa-
the disciplines. Multiple open-end design problems in oil and
tions, reducing the observations, and interpreting these obser-
gas exploration and field development, including the devel-
vations in the context of the geological model defined from
opment of a prospect in an exploration play and a detailed
the geological surveys. Prerequisites: GEOL308, GEOL314,
engineering field study, are assigned. Several detailed written
GPGN302, GPGN303, GPGN308, GPGN315 or consent of
and oral presentations are made throughout the semester.
instructor. Up to 6 weeks field; up to 6 semester hours, mini-
Project economics including risk analysis are an integral part
mum 4 hours
of the course. Prerequisites: GP majors: GPGN302 and
GPGN494. PHYSICS OF THE EARTH (II) (WI) Students
GPGN303. GE Majors: GEOL308 or GEOL309, GEGN316,
will explore the fundamental observations from which physi-
GEGN438. PE majors: PEGN316, PEGN414, PEGN422,
cal and mathematical inferences can be made regarding the
PEGN423, PEGN424 (or concurrent). 2 hours lecture,
Earth’s origin, structure, and evolution. These observations
3 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
include traditional geophysical observations (e.g., seismic,
GPGN452. ADVANCED SEISMIC METHODS (I) Histori-
gravity, magnetic, and radioactive) in addition to geochemi-
cal survey. Propagation of body and surface waves in elastic
cal, nucleonic, and extraterrestrial observations. Emphasis is
media; transmission and reflection at single and multiple
placed on not only cataloging the available data sets, but on
interfaces; energy relationships; attenuation factors; data
developing and testing quantitative models to describe these
processing (including velocity interpretation, stacking, and
disparate data sets. Prerequisites: GEOL201, GPGN302,
migration); and interpretation techniques. Acquisition,
GPGN303, GPGN308, PHGN311, and MACS315, or consent
processing, and interpretation of laboratory model data;
of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
seismic processing using an interactive workstation. Pre-
GPGN498. SPECIAL TOPICS IN GEOPHYSICS (I, II)
requisites: GPGN302 and concurrent enrollment in GPGN404,
New topics in geophysics. Each member of the academic
or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 4 se-
faculty is invited to submit a prospectus of the course to the
mester hours.
department head for evaluation as a special topics course. If
GPGN470/GEOL470. APPLICATIONS OF SATELLITE
selected, the course can be taught only once under the 498
REMOTE SENSING (II) Students are introduced to geo-
title before becoming a part of the regular curriculum under a
science applications of satellite remote sensing. Introductory
new course number and title. Prerequisite: Consent of depart-
lectures provide background on satellites, sensors, methodol-
ment. Credit-variable, 1 to 6 hours.
ogy, and diverse applications. One or more areas of appli-
GPGN499. GEOPHYSICAL INVESTIGATION (I, II) Indi-
cation are presented from a systems perspective. Guest
vidual project; instrument design, data interpretation, prob-
lecturers from academia, industry, and government agencies
lem analysis, or field survey. Prerequisite: Consent of
present case studies focusing on applications, which vary
department, and “Independent Study” form must be com-
from semester to semester. Students do independent term
pleted and submitted to the Registrar. Credit dependent upon
projects, under the supervision of a faculty member or guest
nature and extent of project, not to exceed 6 semester hours.
lecturer, that are presented both written and orally at the end
of the term. Prerequisites: PHGN200, MACS315, GEOL308
or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
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Liberal Arts and International Studies
LAIS 100 (previously LIHU100). NATURE AND HUMAN
IMPORTANT NOTICE:
VALUES (NHV) Nature and Human Values will focus on
NEW COURSE NUMBERING SYSTEM.
diverse views and critical questions concerning traditional
The Division of Liberal Arts and International Studies has
and contemporary issues linking the quality of human life
undertaken a complete renumbering of its humanities, social
and Nature, and their interdependence. The course will ex-
sciences, and foreign language courses. The previous desig-
amine various disciplinary and interdisciplinary approaches
nations of “LIHU” and “LISS” have been replaced by the
regarding two major questions: 1) How has Nature affected
common designation “LAIS.” Foreign language courses con-
the quality of human life and the formulation of human val-
tinue to retain the designation “LIFL,” but the course num-
ues and ethics? (2) How have human actions, values, and
bers themselves have changed to bring CSM in line with
ethics affected Nature? These issues will use cases and exam-
standard numbering practices at public institutions of higher
ples taken from across time and cultures. Themes will in-
education elsewhere in Colorado.
clude but are not limited to population, natural resources,
stewardship of the Earth, and the future of human society.
The courses listed below follow the new numerical se-
This is a writing-intensive course that will provide instruc-
quence, which differs from the previous sequence in which
tion and practice in both expository and technical writing,
LIHU and LISS courses appeared. The old numbers appear
using the disciplines and perspectives of the humanities and
in parentheses after the new numbers. In addition, a conver-
social sciences. 4 hours lecture/recitation; 4 semester hours.
sion table may be found at the end of these course listings for
your reference and convenience.
LAIS 101 (previously LIHU 101) SHORT FORM NATURE
AND HUMAN VALUESFor students with a minimum of
Fall 2005 student course schedules will retain the old num-
three strong composition and related transfer credits, this
bering system for logistical reasons. Beginning Spring 2006,
course will, with LAIS undergraduate advisory permission,
however, the course numbers appearing on students’ sched-
complete the LAIS 100 (LIHU 100) Nature and Human and
ules and in this Bulletin will be in sync.
Value requirement. Prerequsite: transfer college composition
Please direct any questions or concerns to the Division of
course: 2 credits
Liberal Arts and International Studies.
LAIS 198 (previously LIHU198). SPECIAL TOPICS Pilot
CLUSTER CODES
course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special
Each of the courses listed below that is a “cluster course”
interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is
has a code that appears in parentheses after the title to indi-
offered only once.Variable credit: 1 to 6 semester hours.
cate to which cluster or clusters the course applies.
LAIS 199 (previously LIHU 199) INDEPENDENT STUDY
Example 1: A course which counts toward only one cluster.
Individual research or special problem projects supervised by
“LAIS 301. CREATIVE WRITING: FICTION (H),”
a faculty member. Generally students who have completed
wherein “(H)” indicates that this course counts toward ful-
their humanities and social science requirements. Instructor
filling requirements in the Humanities (H) cluster only.
consent required. Prerequisite: “Independent Study” form
must be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable
Example 2: A course which counts toward two different
credit: 1 to 6 semesterhours.
clusters. “LAIS 345. International Political Economy
(PI),” wherein “(PI)” indicates that this course counts to-
LAIS 221 (previously LISS 312). INTRODUCTION TO RE-
ward fulfilling requirements in either the Public Policy (P)
LIGIONS (HP) This course has two focuses. We will look at
or International Studies (I) cluster.
selected religions emphasizing their popular, institutional,
and contemplative forms; these will be four or five of the
Code
most common religions: Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism,
H
Humanities cluster only
Christianity, and/or Islam. The second point of the course
P
Public Policy cluster only
focuses on how the humanities and social sciences work. We
I
International Studies cluster only
will use methods from various disciplines to study religion-
HP
Humanities or Public Policy cluster
history of religions and religious thought, sociology, anthro-
HI
Humanities or International Studies cluster
pology and ethnography, art history, study of myth, philosophy,
PI
Public Policy or International Studies cluster
analysis of religious texts and artifacts (both contemporary
and historical), analysis of material culture and the role it
plays in religion, and other disciplines and methodologies.
We will look at the question of objectivity; is it possible to be
objective? We will approach this methodological question
using the concept “standpoint.” For selected readings, films,
and your own writings, we will analyze what the “standpoint”
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is. Prerequisite: LAIS 100 (previously LIHU100). Prerequi-
As we read, we will focus on the relationships between com-
site or corequisite: SYGN200. 3 hours lecture/discussion;
munity, landscape, history, and language in the American
3 semester hours
imagination. We will concentrate specifically on conceptions
LAIS 285 (previously LISS 375). INTRODUCTION TO
of the nation and national identify in relation to race, gender,
LAW AND LEGAL SYSTEMS (PH) Examination of differ-
and class difference. Authors may include: Rowlandson,
ent approaches to, principles of, and issues in the law in the
Brown, Apess, Hawthorne, Douglass, Melville, Whitman,
U.S. and other societies. Prerequisite: LAIS 100 (previously
James, Stein, Eliot, Hemingway, Silko, and Auster. Prerequi-
LIHU100). Prerequisite or corequisite: SYGN200. 3 hours
site: LAIS 100 (previously LIHU100) Prerequiite or corequi-
lecture/discussion; 3 semester hours.
site: SYGN 200. 3 hours lecture/discussion, 3 semester hours.
LAIS 298 (previously LIHU298). SPECIAL TOPICS Pilot
LAIS 306 (previously LIHU 377). AFRICAN AMERICAN
course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special
LITERATURE: FOUNDATIONS TO PRESENT (H). This
interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is
course is an examination of African-American literature from
offered only once. Variable credit: 1 to 6 semester hours.
its origins in black folklore to the present. Students will be
introduced to the major texts and cultural productions of the
LAIS 299 (previously LIHU 199) INDEPENDENT STUDY
African American tradition. We will examine a diverse col-
Individual research or special problem projects supervised by
lection of materials including slave narratives, autobiogra-
a faculty member. Generally students who have completed
phies, essays, and novels, in addition to musical traditions
their humanities and social science requirements. Instructor
such as spirituals, gospel, ragtime, and blues. The materials
consent required. Prerequisite: “Independent Study” form
of this class offer an opportunity to identify literary charac-
must be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable
teristics that have evolved out of the culture, language, and
credit: 1 to 6 semester hours.
historical experience of black people and to examine con-
LAIS 300 (previously LIHU301). CREATIVE WRITING:
structions of race and racial difference in America. Authors
FICTION (H) Students will write weekly exercises and read
may include: Equiano, Douglass, Chesnutt, DuBois, Johnson,
their work for the pleasure and edification of the class. The
Hughes, Hurston, Toomer, Larsen, Wright, Ellison, Hayden,
midterm in this course will be the production of a short story.
and Morrison. Prerequisite: LAIS 100 (previously LIHU100),
The final will consist of a completed, revised short story. The
prerequisite or corequisite: SYGN200. 3 hours lecture/
best of these works may be printed in a future collection. Pre-
discussion; 3 semester hours.
requisite: LAIS 100 (previously LIHU100). Prerequisite or
LAIS 314 (previously LIHU 300). THE JOURNEY MOTIF
corequisite: SYGN200. 3 hours lecture/discussion; 3 semes-
IN MODERN LITERATURE (H) This course will explore
ter hours.
the notion that life is a journey, be it a spiritual one to dis-
LAIS 301 (previously LIHU 305) CREATIVE WRITING:
cover one’s self or geographical one to discover other lands
POETRY I (H) This course focuses on reading and writing
and other people. The exploration will rely on the major liter-
poetry. Students will learn many different poetic forms to
ary genres—drama, fiction, and poetry—and include authors
compliment prosody, craft, and technique. Aesthetic prefer-
such as Twain, Hurston, Kerouac, Whitman, and Cormac
ences will be developed as the class reads, discusses, and
McCarthy. A discussion course. Prerequisite: LAIS 100 (pre-
models some of the great American poets. Weekly exercises
viously LIHU100). Prerequisite or corequisite: SYGN200.
reflect specific poetic tools, encourage the writing of literary
3 hours lecture/discussion; 3 semester hours.
poetry, and stimulate the development of the student’s craft.
LAIS 315 (previously LIHU 339). MUSICAL TRADITIONS
The purpose of the course is to experience the literature and
OF THE WESTERN WORLD (H). An introduction to music
its place in a multicultural society, while students “try on”
of the Western world from its beginnings to the present. Pre-
various styles and contests in order to develop their own
requisite: LAIS 100 (previously LIHU100). Prerequisite or
voice. The course enrollment is split between the 300 and
corequisite: SYGN200. 3 hours lecture/discussion; 3 semes-
400 levels (see LAIS 401), to allow returning students the
ter hours.
opportunity for continued development. An additional book
review and presentation, as well as leading the small groups
LAIS 317 (previously LISS 455). JAPANESE HISTORY
will be expected of returning students. Prerequisite: LAIS
AND CULTURE (HI) Japanese History and Culture is a
100 (previously LIHU 100). Prerequisite or corequisite:
senior seminar that covers Japan’s historical and cultural
SYGN 200. 3 hours seminar. 3 semester hours.
foundations from earliest times through the modern period. It
is designed to allow students who have had three semesters
LAIS 305 (previously LIHU 376) AMERICAN LITERA-
of Japanese language instruction (or the equivalent) to apply
TURE: COLONIAL PERIOD TO THE PRESENT (H).
their knowledge of Japanese in a social science-based course.
This course offers an overview of American literature from
Major themes will include: cultural roots; forms of social
the colonial period to the present. The texts of the class pro-
organization; the development of writing systems; the devel-
vide a context for examining the traditions that shape the
opment of religious institutions; the evolution of legal institu-
American nation as a physical, cultural and historical space.
tions; literary roots; and clan structure. Students will engage
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in activities that enhance their reading proficiency, active
Prerequisite or corequisite: SYGN200. 3 hours lecture/
vocabulary, translation skills, and expository writing abilities.
discussion; 3 semester hours.
Prerequisites: LAIS 100 (previously LIHU100); three semes-
LAIS 341 (previously LISS 346). INTERNATIONAL
ters of college-level Japanese or permission of instructor.
POLITICAL ECONOMY OF AFRICA (PI) A broad survey
Prerequisite or corequisite: SYGN200. 3 hours seminar; 3 se-
of the interrelationships between the state and market I
mester hours.
Africa as seen through an examination of critical contem-
LAIS 320 (previously LIHU 325). INTRODUCTION TO
porary and historical issues that shape policy, economy, and
ETHICS (HP) A general introduction to ethics that explores
society. Special emphasis will be given to the dynamics be-
its analytic and historical traditions. Reference will com-
tween the developed North and the developing South. Pre-
monly be made to one or more significant texts by such
requisite: LAIS 100 (previously LIHU 100). Prerequisite or
moral philosophers as Plato, Aristotle, Augustine, Thomas
corequisite: SYGN 200. 3 hours lecture/discussion. 3 semes-
Aquinas, Kant, John Stuart Mill, and others. Prerequisite:
ter hours.
LAIS 100 (previously LIHU100). Prerequisite or corequisite:
LAIS 345 (previously LISS 335). INTERNATIONAL
SYGN200. 3 hours lecture/discussion; 3 semester hours.
POLITICAL ECONOMY (PI) International Political Econ-
LAIS 321 (previously LIHU 326). POLITICAL PHILOSO-
omy is a study of contentious and harmonious relationships
PHY AND ENGINEERING (H) A critical exploration of
between the state and the market on the nation-state level,
how engineering may be related to different philosophies of
between individual states and their markets on the regional
the common good. Prerequisite: LAIS 100 (previously
level, and between region-states and region-markets on the
LIHU100). Corequisite: SYGN200. 3 hours lecture/discussion;
global level. Prerequisite: LAIS 100 (previously LIHU100).
3 semester hours.
Prerequisite or corequisite: SYGN200. 3 hours lecture/
LAIS 325 (previously LISS 300). CULTURAL ANTHRO-
discussion; 3 semester hours.
POLOGY (H) A study of the social behavior and cultural
LAIS 365 (previously LIHU350). HISTORY OF WAR (H)
development of humans. Prerequisite: LAIS 100 (previously
History of War looks at war primarily as a significant human
LIHU100). Prerequisite or corequisite: SYGN200. 3 hours
activity in the history of the Western World since the times of
lecture/discussion; 3 semester hours.
Greece and Rome to the present. The causes, strategies, re-
LAIS 335 (previously LISS 340). INTERNATIONAL
sults, and costs of various wars will be covered, with consid-
POLITICAL ECONOMY OF LATIN AMERICA (PI)
erable focus on important military and political leaders as
A broad survey of the interrelationship between the state
well as on noted historians and theoreticians. The course is
and economy in Latin America as seen through an examina-
primarily a lecture course with possible group and individual
tion of critical contemporary and historical issues that shape
presentations as class size permits. Tests will be both objec-
polity, economy, and society. Special emphasis will be given
tive and essay types. Prerequisite: LAIS 100 (previously
to the dynamics of interstate relationships between the devel-
LIHU100). Prerequisite or corequisite: SYGN200. 3 hours
oped North and the developing South. Prerequisite: LAIS
lecture/discussion; 3 semester hours.
100 (previously LIHU100). Prerequisite or corequisite:
LAIS 370 (previously LIHU 365) HISTORY OF SCIENCE
SYGN200. 3 hours lecture/discussion; 3 semester hours.
(PI) An introduction to the social history of science, explor-
LAIS 337 (previously LISS 342). INTERNATIONAL
ing significant people, theorires,and social practices in
POLITICAL ECONOMY OF ASIA (PI) A broad survey of
science, with special attention to the histories of physics,
the interrelationship between the state and economy in East
chemistry, earth sciences, ecology, and biology. Prerequisite:
and Southeast Asia as seen through an examination of critical
LAIS 100 (previously LIHU 100). Prerequisite or co-requisite
contemporary and historical issues that shape polity, econ-
SYGN 200. 3 hours lecture/discussion. 3 semester hours.
omy, and society. Special emphasis will be given to the dy-
LAIS 371 (previously LIHU 367) HISTORY OF TECH-
namics of interstate relationships between the developed
NOLOGY (PI) A survey of the history of technology in the
North and the developing South. Prerequisite: LAIS 100
modern period (from roughly 1700 to the present), exploring
(previously LIHU100). Prerequisite or corequisite: SYGN200.
the role technology has played in the political and social his-
3 hours lecture/discussion; 3 semester hours.
tory of countries around the world. Prerequisite: LAIS 100
LAIS 339 (previously LISS 344). INTERNATIONAL
(previously LIHU 100). Prerequisite or co-requisite SYGN
POLITICAL ECONOMY OF THE MIDDLE EAST (PI)
200. 3 hours lecture/discussion. 3 semester hours.
A broad survey of the interrelationships between the state
LAIS 375 (previously LIHU362). ENGINEERING CUL-
and market in the Middle East as seen through an examina-
TURES (HI) This course seeks to improve students’ abilities
tion of critical contemporary and historical issues that shape
to understand and assess engineering problem solving from
polity, economy, and society. Special emphasis will be given
different cultural, political, and historical perspectives. An
to the dynamics between the developed North and the devel-
exploration, by comparison and contrast, of engineering cul-
oping South. Prerequisite: LAIS 100 (previously LIHU100).
tures in such settings as 20th century United States, Japan,
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former Soviet Union and present-day Russia, Europe, South-
LAIS 100 (previously LIHU 100). Prerequisite or corequi-
east Asia, and Latin America. Prerequisite: LAIS 100 (previ-
site: SYGN 200. 3 semester hours.
ously LIHU100). Prerequisite or corequisite: SYGN200.
LAIS 405 (previously LIHU 470). BECOMING AMERI-
3 hours lecture/discussion; 3 semester hours.
CAN: LITERARY PERSPECTIVES (H) This course will
LAIS 379 (previously LISS 410). UTOPIAS/DYSTOPIAS
explore the increasing heterogeneity of U.S. society by ex-
(H) This course studies the relationship between society,
amining the immigration and assimilation experience of
technology, and science using fiction and film as a point of
Americans from Europe, Africa, Latin America, and Asia as
departure. A variety of science fiction novels, short stories,
well as Native Americans. Primary sources and works of
and films will provide the starting point for discussions.
literature will provide the media for examining these phe-
These creative works will also be concrete examples of
nomena. In addition, Arthur Schlesinger, Jr.’s thesis about the
various conceptualizations that historians, sociologists,
‘unifying ideals and common culture’ that have allowed the
philosophers, and other scholars have created to discuss the
United States to absorb immigrants from every corner of the
relationship. Prerequisite: LAIS 100 (previously LIHU100).
globe under the umbrella of individual freedom, and the vari-
Prerequisite or corequisite: SYGN200. 3 hours seminar; 3 se-
ous ways in which Americans have attempted to live up to
mester hours.
the motto ‘e pluribus unum’ will also be explored. Prerequi-
LAIS 398 (previously LIHU398). SPECIAL TOPICS Pilot
site: LAIS 100 (previously LIHU100). Prerequisite or
course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special
corequisite: SYGN200. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is
LAIS 406 (previously LIHU 401). THE AMERICAN
offered only once.Variable credit: 1 to 6 semester hours.
DREAM: ILLUSION OR REALITY? (H) This seminar will
LAIS 399 (previously LIHU 399) INDEPENDENT STUDY
examine ‘that elusive phrase, the American dream,’ and ask
Individual research or special problem projects supervised by
what it meant to the pioneers in the New World, how it with-
a faculty member. Generally students who have completed
ered, and whether it has been revived. The concept will be
their humanities and social science requirements. Instructor
critically scrutinized within cultural contexts. The study will
consent required. Prerequisite: “Independent Study” form
rely on the major genres of fiction, drama, and poetry, but
must be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable
will venture into biography and autobiography, and will
credit: 1 to 6 semester hours.
range from Thoreau’s Walden to Kerouac’s On the Road and
Boyle’s Budding Prospects. Prerequisite: LAIS 100 (previ-
Note: Students enrolling in 400-level courses are required
ously LIHU100). Prerequisite or corequisite: SYGN200.
to have senior standing or permission of instructor.
3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
LAIS 401 (previously LIHU 405) CREATIVE WRITING:
LAIS 409 (previously LIHU 406) SHAKESPEAREAN
POETRY II (H) This course is a continuation of LAIS 301
DRAMA (H) Shakespeare, the most well known writer in
(LIHU 305) for those interested in developing their poetry
English and perhaps the world, deals with universal themes
writing further. It focuses on reading and writing poetry. Stu-
and the ultimate nature of what it is to be a human being. His
dents will learn many different poetic forms to compliment
plays are staged, filmed, and read around the globe, even
prosody, craft, and technique. Aesthetic preferences will be
after 400 years. This seminar will explore why Shakespeare’s
developed as the class reads, discusses, and models some of
plays and characters have such lasting power and meaning to
the great American poets. Weekly exercises reflect specific
humanity. The seminar will combine class discussion, lecture,
poetic tools, encourage the writing of literary poetry, and
and video. Grades will be based on participation, response
simulate the development of the student’s craft. The purpose
essays, and a final essay. Prerequisite: LAIS 100 (previously
of the course is to experience the literature and its place in a
LIHU 100). Prerequisite or corequisite: SYGN 200. 3 hours
multicultural society, while students “try on” various styles
seminar. 3 semester hours.
and contexts in order to develop their own voice. The course
enrollment is split between the 300 and 400 levels to allow
LAIS 414 (previously LIHU 402). HEROES AND ANTI-
returning students the opportunity for continued develop-
HEROES: A TRAGIC VIEW (H) This course features heroes
ment. An additional book review and presentation, as well as
and antiheroes (average folks, like most of us), but because it
leading the small groups will be expected of returning stu-
is difficult to be heroic unless there are one or more villains
dents. Prerequisite: LAIS 301 (LIHU 305). Prerequisite or
lurking in the shadows, there will have to be an Iago or
corequisite: SYGN 200. 3 hours seminar. 3 semester.
Caesar or a politician or a member of the bureaucracy to
overcome. Webster’s defines heroic as ‘exhibiting or marked
LAIS 402 (previously LIHU 412) WRITING PROPOSALS
by courage and daring.’ Courage and daring are not confined
FOR A BETTER WORLD (HP) This course develops stu-
to the battlefield, of course. One can find them in surprising
dent’s writing and higher-order thinking skills and helps meet
places—in the community (Ibsen’s Enemy of the People), in
the needs of underserved populations, particularly via fund-
the psychiatric ward (Kesey’s One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s
ing proposals written for nonprofit organizations. Prequisite:
Nest), in the military (Heller’s Catch-22), on the river (Twain’s
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The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn or in a “bachelor pad”
issues that both divide and unite the region; and globalization
(Simon’s Last of the Red Hot Lovers). Prerequisite: LAIS
processes that encourage Asia Pacific to forge a single
100 (previously LIHU100). Prerequisite or corequisite:
trading bloc. Prerequisite: LAIS 100 (previously LIHU100).
SYGN200. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
Prerequisite or corequisite: SYGN200. 3 hours seminar;
LAIS 420 (previously LIHU 420) BUSINESS, ENGINEER-
3 semester hours.
ING AND LEADERSHIP ETHICS (HP) A critical explo-
LAIS 441 (previously LISS 446). AFRICAN DEVELOP-
ration of business, management, engineering, and leadership
MENT (I) This course provides a broad overview of the
ethics, with an emphasis on relations among these fields of
political economy of Africa. Its goal is to give students an
practice. 3 hours seminar/discussion; 3 semester hours.
understanding of the possibilities of African development
LAIS 435 (previously LISS 440). LATIN AMERICAN
and the impediments that currently block its economic
DEVELOPMENT (I) A senior seminar designed to explore
growth. Despite substantial natural resources, mineral re-
the political economy of current and recent past development
serves, and human capital, most African countries remain
strategies, models, efforts, and issues in Latin America, one
mired in poverty. The struggles that have arisen on the conti-
of the most dynamic regions of the world today. Develop-
nent have fostered thinking about the curse of natural re-
ment is understood to be a nonlinear, complex set of
sources where countries with oil or diamonds are beset with
processes involving political, economic, social, cultural, and
political instability and warfare. Readings give first an intro-
environmental factors whose ultimate goal is to improve the
duction to the continent followed by a focus on the specific
quality of life for individuals. The role of both the state and
issues that confront African development today. Prerequisite:
the market in development processes will be examined.
LAIS 100 (previously LIHU 100). Prerequisite or co-requisite:
Topics to be covered will vary as changing realities dictate
SYGN 200. 3 hours seminar. 3 semester.
but will be drawn from such subjects as inequality of income
LAIS 442 (previously LISS 447) NATURAL RESOURCES
distribution; the role of education and health care; region-
AND WAR IN AFRICA (I) Africa possesses abundant
markets; the impact of globalization; institution-building;
natural resources yet suffers civil wars and international
corporate-community-state interfaces; neoliberalism; privati-
conflicts based on access to resource revenues. The course
zation; democracy; and public policy formulation as it relates
examines the distinctive history of Africa, the impact of the
to development goals. Prerequisite: LAIS 100 (previously
resource curse, mismanagement of government and corrup-
LIHU100). Prerequisite or corequisite: SYGN200. 3 hours
tion, and specific cases of unrest and war in Africa. Prerequi-
seminar; 3 semester hours.
stie: LAIS 100 (previously LIHU 100). Prerequesite or
LAIS 436 (previously LISS 441). HEMISPHERIC INTEGRA-
corequisite: SYGN 200. 3 hours seminar. 3 semester hours.
TION IN THE AMERICAS (I) This international political
LAIS 446 (previously LISS 430). GLOBALIZATION (I)
economy seminar is designed to accompany the endeavor
This international political economy seminar is an historical
now under way in the Americas to create a free trade area for
and contemporary analysis of globalization processes exam-
the entire Western Hemisphere. Integrating this hemisphere,
ined through selected issues of world affairs of political, eco-
however, is not just restricted to the mechanics of facilitating
nomic, military, and diplomatic significance. Prerequisite:
trade but also engages a host of other economic, political,
LAIS 100 (previously LIHU100). Prerequisite or corequisite:
social, cultural, and environmental issues, which will also
SYGN200. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
be treated in this course. If the Free Trade Area of the Amer-
LAIS 447 (previously LISS 433). GLOBAL CORPORA-
icas (FTAA) becomes a reality, it will be the largest region-
TIONS (I) This international political economy seminar
market in the world with some 800 million people and a
seeks to (1) understand the history of the making of global
combined GNP of over US$10 trillion. In the three other
corporations and their relationship to the state, region-markets,
main languages of the Americas, the FTAA is know as the
and region-states; and (2) analyze the on-going changes in
Area de Libre Comercio de las Américas (ALCA) (Spanish),
global, regional, and national political economies due to the
the Area de Livre Comércio das Américas (ALCA) (Portu-
presence of global corporations. Prerequisite: LAIS 100 (pre-
guese), and the Zone de libre échange des Amériques (ZLEA)
viously LIHU100). Prerequisite or corequisite: SYGN200.
(French). Negotiations for the FTAA/ALCA/ZLEA are to be
3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
concluded by 2005. Prerequisite: LAIS 100 (previously
LIHU100). Prerequisite or corequisite: SYGN200. 3 hours
LAIS 448 (previously LISS 431). GLOBAL ENVIRON-
seminar; 3 semester hours.
MENTAL ISSUES (I) Critical examination of interactions
between development and the environment and the human
LAIS 437 (previously LISS 442) ASIAN DEVELOPMENT
dimensions of global change; social, political, economic, and
(I) This international political economy seminar deals with
cultural responses to the management and preservation of
the historical development of Asia Pacific from agrarian to
natural resources and ecosystems on a global scale. Explo-
post-industrial eras; its economic, political, and cultural
ration of the meaning and implications of “Stewardship of
transformation since World War II, contemporary security
the Earth” and “Sustainable Development.” Prerequisite:
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LAIS (previously LIHU100). Prerequisite or corequisite:
LAIS 465 (previously LIHU 479). THE AMERICAN MILI-
SYGN200. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
TARY EXPERIENCE (H) A survey of military history, with
LAIS 449 (previously LISS 432). CULTURAL DYNAMICS
primary focus on the American military experience from
OF GLOBAL DEVELOPMENT (I) Role of cultures and
1775 to present. Emphasis is placed not only on military
nuances in world development; cultural relationship between
strategy and technology, but also on relevant political, social,
the developed North and the developing South, specifically
and economic questions. Prerequisite: LAIS 100 (previously
between the U.S. and the Third World. Prerequisite: LAIS
LIHU100). Prerequisite or corequisite: SYGN200. 3 hours
100 (previously LIHU100). Prerequisite or corequisite:
seminar; 3 semester hours. Open to ROTC students or by
SYGN200. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
permission of the LAIS Division.
LAIS 450 (previously LISS 435). POLITICAL RISK
LAIS 470 (previously LISS 461). TECHNOLOGY AND
ASSESSMENT (I) This course will review the existing
GENDER: ISSUES (HP) This course focuses on how women
methodologies and techniques of risk assessment in both
and men relate to technology. Several traditional disciplines
country-specific and global environments. It will also seek to
will be used: philosophy, history, sociology, literature, and a
design better ways of assessing and evaluating risk factors
brief look at theory. The class will begin discussing some
for business and public diplomacy in the increasingly global-
basic concepts such as gender and sex and the essential and/or
ized context of economy and politics wherein the role of the
social construction of gender, for example. We will then focus
state is being challenged and redefined. Prerequisite: LAIS
on topical and historical issues. We will look at modern engi-
100 (previously LIHU100). Prerequisite or corequisite:
neering using sociological studies that focus on women in
SYGN200. Prerequisite: At least one IPE 300- or 400-level
engineering. We will look at some specific topics including
course and permission of instructor. 3 hours seminar; 3 se-
military technologies, ecology, and reproductive technologies.
mester hours.
Prerequisite: LAIS 100 (previously LIHU100). Prerequisite
or corequisite: SYGN200. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
LAIS 451 (previously LISS 439). POLITICAL RISK
ASSESSMENT RESEARCH SEMINAR (I) This inter-
LAIS 475 (previously LIHU 363). ENGINEERING CUL-
national political economy seminar must be taken concur-
TURES IN THE DEVELOPING WORLD (HI) An investi-
rently with LISS435, Political Risk Assessment. Its purpose
gation and assessment of engineering problem solving in the
is to acquaint the student with empirical research methods
developing world using historical and cultural cases. Coun-
and sources appropriate to conducting a political risk assess-
tries to be included range across Africa, Asia, and Latin
ment study, and to hone the students’ analytical abilities. Pre-
America. Prerequisite: LAIS 100 (previously LIHU100).
requisite: LAIS 100 (previously LIHU100). Prerequisite or
Corequisite: SYGN200. 3 hours lecture/ discussion; 3 semes-
corequisite: SYGN200. Concurrent enrollment in LAIS 450
ter hours.
(previously LISS435). 1 hour seminar; 1 semester hour.
LAIS 476 (previously LIHU 460) TECHNOLOGY AND
LAIS 452 (previously LISS 437). CORRUPTION AND
INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT (HI) An historical
DEVELOPMENT (I) This course addresses the problem of
examination of the role of technology in humanitarian and
corruption and its impact on development. Readings are
social improvement projects. Prerequisite: LAIS 100 (previ-
multidisciplinary and include policy studies, economics, and
ously LIHU 100). Corequisite: SYGN 200. 3 hours
political science. Students will acquire an understanding of
lecture/discussion; 3 semester hours.
what constitutes corruption, how it negatively affects devel-
LAIS 485 (previously LISS 474). CONSTITUTIONAL
opment, and what they, as engineers in a variety of profes-
LAW AND POLITICS (HP) This course presents a compre-
sional circumstances, might do in circumstances in which
hensive survey of the U.S. Constitution with special attention
bribe paying or bribe taking might occur. Prereqisite: LAIS
devoted to the first ten Amendments, also known as the Bill
100 (previously LIHU 100). Prerequeiste or corequisite:
of Rights. Since the Constitution is primarily a legal docu-
SYGN 200. 3 hours seminar. 3 semester hours.
ment, the class will adopt a legal approach to constitutional
LAIS 459 (previously LISS 434). INTERNATIONAL
interpretation. However, as the historical and political con-
FIELD PRACTICUM (I) For students who go abroad for an
text of constitutional interpretation is inseparable from the
on-site practicum involving their technical field as practiced
legal analysis, these areas will also be covered. Significant
in another country and culture; required course for students
current developments in constitutional jurisprudence will
pursuing a certificate in International Political Economy;
also be examined. The first part of the course deals with Arti-
all arrangements for this course are to be supervised and
cles I through III of the Constitution, which specify the divi-
approved by the advisor of the International Political Econ-
sion of national governmental power among the executive,
omy minor program. Prerequisite: LAIS 100 (previously
legislative, and judicial branches of government. Addition-
LIHU100). Prerequisite or corequisite: SYGN200. 3 hours
ally, the federal nature of the American governmental system,
seminar; 3 semester hours.
in which governmental authority is apportioned between the
national government and the state governments, will be stud-
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ied. The second part of the course examines the individual
Foreign Language Policy
rights specifically protected by the amendments to the Con-
Students will not receive credit toward their LAIS or Free
stitution, principally the First, Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, Eighth,
Elective graduation requirements for taking a foreign language
and Fourteenth Amendments. Prerequisite: LAIS 100 (pre-
in which they have had previous courses as per the following
viously LIHU100). Prerequisite or corequisite: SYGN200.
formula:
3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
If a student has taken one year in high school or one semes-
LAIS 486 (previously LISS 462). SCIENCE AND TECH-
ter in college, he/she will not receive graduation credit for the
NOLOGY POLICY (HP) An examination of current issues
first semester in a CSM foreign language course. Likewise, if
relating to science and technology policy in the United States
a student has taken two years in high school or two semesters
and, as appropriate, in other countries. Prerequisite: LAIS
in college, he/she will not receive graduation credit for the
100 (previously LIHU100). Prerequisite or corequisite:
second semester, and if a student has taken three years in high
SYGN200. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
school or three semesters in college, he/she will not receive
LAIS 487 (previously LISS 480). ENVIRONMENTAL
graduation credit for the third semester.
POLITICS AND POLICY (P) Seminar on environmental
LIFL 113 (previously LIFL 221). SPANISH I (HI) Funda-
policies and the political and governmental processes that
mentals of spoken and written Spanish with an emphasis on
produce them. Group discussion and independent research on
vocabulary, idiomatic expressions of daily conversation, and
specific environmental issues. Primary but not exclusive
Spanish American culture. 3 semester hours.
focus on the U.S. Prerequisite: LAIS 100 (previously
LIFL 123 (previously LIFL 321). SPANISH II (HI) Continu-
LIHU100). Prerequisite or corequisite: SYGN200. 3 hours
ation of Spanish I with an emphasis on acquiring conversa-
seminar; 3 semester hours.
tional skills as well as further study of grammar, vocabulary,
LAIS 488 (previously LISS 482). WATER POLITICS AND
and Spanish American culture. 3 semester hours.
POLICY (P) Seminar on water policies and the political and
LIFL 213 (previously LIFL 421). SPANISH III (HI) Empha-
governmental processes that produce them, as an exemplar of
sis on furthering conversational skills and a continuing study
natural resource politics and policy in general. Group discus-
of grammar, vocabulary, and Spanish American culture. 3 se-
sion and independent research on specific politics and policy
mester hours.
issues. Primary but not exclusive focus on the U.S. Pre-
requisite: LAIS 100 (previously LIHU100). Prerequisite or
LIFL 114 (previously LIFL 222). ARABIC I (HI) Funda-
corequisite: SYGN200. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
mentals of spoken and written Arabic with an emphasis on
vocabulary, idiomatic expressions of daily conversation, and
LAIS 498 (previously LIHU498). SPECIAL TOPICS Pilot
culture of Arabic-speaking societies. 3 semester hours.
course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special
interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is
LIFL 124 (previously LIFL 322). ARABIC II (HI) Continua-
offered only once.Variable credit: 1 to 6 semester hours.
tion of Arabic I with an emphasis on acquiring conversa-
tional skills as well as further study of grammar, vocabulary,
LAIS 499 (previously LIHU 499) INDEPENDENT STUDY
and culture of Arabic speaking societies. 3 semester hours.
Individual research or special problem projects supervised by
a faculty member. Generally students who have completed
LIFL 214 (previously LIFL 422). ARABIC III (HI) Empha-
their humanities and social science requirements. Instructor
sis on furthering conversational skills and a continuing study
consent required. Prerequisite: “Independent Study” form
of grammar, vocabulary, and culture of Arabic-speaking soci-
must be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable
eties. 3 semester hours.
credit: 1 to 6 semester hours.
LIFL 115 (previously LIFL 223). GERMAN I (HI) Funda-
mentals of spoken and written German with an emphasis on
Foreign Languages (LIFL)
vocabulary, idiomatic expressions of daily conversation, and
A variety of foreign languages is available through the
German culture. 3 semester hours.
LAIS Division. Students interested in a particular language
should check with the LAIS Division Office to determine
LIFL 125 (previously LIFL 323). GERMAN II (HI) Contin-
when these languages might be scheduled. In order to gain
uation of German I with an emphasis on acquiring conversa-
basic proficiency from their foreign language study, students
tional skills as well as further study of grammar, vocabulary,
are encouraged to enroll for at least two semesters in what-
and German culture. 3 semester hours.
ever language(s) they elect to take. If there is sufficient de-
LIFL 215 (previously LIFL 423). GERMAN III (HI)
mand, the Division can provide third- and fourth-semester
Emphasis on furthering conversational skills and a con-
courses in a given foreign language. No student is permit-
tinuing study of grammar, vocabulary, and German culture.
ted to take a foreign language that is either his/her native
3 semester hours.
language or second language. Proficiency tests may be used
to determine at what level a student should be enrolled, but a
student cannot receive course credit by taking these tests.
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LIFL 116 (previously LIFL 224). RUSSIAN I (HI) Funda-
LICM306. SELECTED TOPICS IN WRITTEN COMMU-
mentals of spoken and written Russian with an emphasis on
NICATION Information on courses designated by this
vocabulary, idiomatic expressions of daily conversation, and
number may be obtained from the LAIS Division. Pre-
Russian culture. 3 semester hours.
requisite: Will depend on the level of the specific course.
LIFL 126 (previously LIFL 324). RUSSIAN II (HI) Contin-
1-3 hours lecture/lab; 1-3 semester hours.
uation of Russian I with an emphasis on acquiring conversa-
Music (LIMU)
tional skills as well as further study of grammar, vocabulary,
A cultural opportunity for students with music skills to
and Russian culture. 3 semester hours.
continue study in music for a richer personal development.
LIFL 216 (previously LIFL 424). RUSSIAN III (HI)
Free elective hours required by degree-granting departments
Emphasis on furthering conversational skills and a con-
may be satisfied by a maximum of 3 semester hours total of
tinuing study of grammar, vocabulary, and Russian culture.
concert band (i.e., spring semester), chorus, or physical edu-
3 semester hours.
cation and athletics.
LIFL 117 (previously LIFL 226). PORTUGUESE I (HI)
LIMU101, 102, 201, 202, 301, 302, 401, 402. BAND Study,
Fundamentals of spoken and written Portuguese with an
rehearsal, and performance of concert, marching and stage
emphasis on vocabulary, idiomatic expressions of daily
repertory. Emphasis on fundamentals of rhythm, intonation,
conversation, and Brazilian culture. 3 semester hours.
embouchure, and ensemble. 2 hours rehearsal; 1 semester hour.
LIFL 127 (previously LIFL 326). PORTUGUESE II (HI)
LIMU111, 112, 211, 212, 311, 312, 411, 412. CHORUS
Continuation of Portuguese I with an emphasis on acquiring
Study, rehearsal, and performance of choral music of the
conversational skills as well as further study of grammar,
classical, romantic, and modern periods with special empha-
vocabulary, and Brazilian culture. 3 semester hours.
sis on principles of diction, rhythm, intonation, phrasing, and
ensemble. 2 hours rehearsal; 1 semester hour.
LIFL 217 (previously LIFL 426). PORTUGUESE III (HI)
Emphasis on furthering conversational skills and a con-
LIMU340. MUSIC THEORY The course begins with the
tinuing study of grammar, vocabulary, and Brazilian culture.
fundamentals of music theory and moves into their more
3 semester hours.
complex applications. Music of the common practice period
is considered. Aural and visual recognition of harmonic
LIFL 118 (previously LIFL 229). JAPANESE I (HI) Funda-
materials covered is emphasized. Prerequisite: LAIS 339
mentals of spoken and written Japanese with an emphasis on
(previously LIHU339) or consent of instructor. 3 hours
vocabulary, idiomatic expressions of daily conversation, and
lecture/discussion; 3 semester hours.
Japanese culture. 3 semester hours.
(See also LIHU339. MUSICAL TRADITIONS OF THE
LIFL 128 (previously LIFL 329). JAPANESE II (HI)
WESTERN WORLD in preceding list of LAIS courses.)
Continuation of Japanese I with an emphasis on acquiring
conversational skills as well as further study of grammar,
Systems (SYGN)
vocabulary, and Japanese culture. 3 semester hours.
SYGN200. HUMAN SYSTEMS This is a pilot course in the
CSM core curriculum that articulates with LAIS 100 (previ-
LIFL 218 (previously LIFL 429). JAPANESE III (HI)
ously LIHU100), Nature and Human Values, and with the
Emphasis on furthering conversational skills and a con-
other systems courses. Human Systems is an interdisciplinary
tinuing study of grammar, vocabulary, and Japanese culture.
historical examination of key systems created by humans—
3 semester hours.
namely, political, economic, social, and cultural institutions—
Communication (LICM)
as they have evolved worldwide from the inception of the
Courses in communication do not count toward the LAIS
modern era (ca. 1500) to the present. This course embodies
restricted elective requirement but may be taken for free
an elaboration of these human systems as introduced in their
elective credit and to complete a communications minor or
environmental context in Nature and Human Values and will
Area of Special Interest (ASI).
reference themes and issues explored therein. It also demon-
LICM301. ORAL COMMUNICATION A five-week course
strates the cross-disciplinary applicability of the ‘systems’
which teaches the fundamentals of effectively preparing and
concept. Assignments will give students continued practice in
presenting messages. “Hands-on” course emphasizing short
writing. Prerequisite: LAIS 100 (previously LIHU100. 3
(5- and 10-minute) weekly presentations made in small
hours lecture/discussion; 3 semester hours.
groups to simulate professional and corporate communica-
tions. Students are encouraged to make formal presentations
which relate to their academic or professional fields. Exten-
sive instruction in the use of visuals. Presentations are re-
hearsed in class two days prior to the formal presentations,
all of which are video-taped and carefully evaluated. 1 hour
lecture/lab; 1 semester hour.
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Conversion Table for New Course Numbering System
Old Number
Old Title
New Number New Title
LICM 400
Technical Writing for Service Learning
LAIS 402
Writing Proposals for a Better World
LIFL 221
Spanish I
LIFL 113
Same
LIFL 321
Spanish II
LIFL 123
Same
LIFL 421
Spanish III
LIFL 213
Same
LIFL 222
Arabic I
LIFL 114
Same
LIFL 322
Arabic II
LIFL 124
Same
LIFL 422
Arabic III
LIFL 214
Same
LIFL 223
German I
LIFL 115
Same
LIFL 323
German II
LIFL 125
Same
LIFL 423
German III
LIFL 215
Same
LIFL 224
Russian I
LIFL 116
Same
LIFL 324
Russian II
LIFL 126
Same
LIFL 424
Russian III
LIFL 216
Same
LIFL 225
French I
Deleted
Deleted
LIFL 325
French II
Deleted
Deleted
LIFL 425
French III
Deleted
Deleted
LIFL 226
Portuguese I
LIFL 117
Same
LIFL 326
Portuguese II
LIFL 127
Same
LIFL 426
Portuguese III
LIFL 217
Same
LIFL 227
Chinese I
Deleted
Deleted
LIFL 327
Chinese II
Deleted
Deleted
LIFL 427
Chinese III
Deleted
Deleted
LIFL 228
Indonesian I
Deleted
Deleted
LIFL 328
Indonesian II
Deleted
Deleted
LIFL 428
Indonesian III
Deleted
Deleted
LIFL 229
Japanese I
LIFL 118
Same
LIFL 329
Japanese II
LIFL 128
Same
LIFL 429
Japanese III
LIFL 218
Same
LIHU 100
Nature & Human Values
LAIS 100
same
LIHU 101
Nature & Human Values: Short Form
LAIS 101
Same
LIHU 300
Journey Motif in Modern Literature
LAIS 314
Same
LIHU 301
Writing Fiction
LAIS 300
Creative Writing: Fiction
LIHU 305
Creative Writing: Poetry
LAIS 301
Same
LIHU 325
Introduction to Ethics
LAIS 320
Same
LIHU 326
Political Philosophy & Engineering
LAIS 321
Same
LIHU 330
Western Civilization since the Renaissance
Deleted
Deleted
LIHU 339
Musical Traditions of the Western World
LAIS 315
Same
LIHU 350
History of War
LAIS 365
Same
LIHU 360
History of Science & Technology
Deleted
Deleted
LIHU 362
Engineering Cultures
LAIS 375
Same
LIHU 363
Engineering Cultures in the Developing World
LAIS 475
Same
LIHU 365
History of Science
LAIS 370
Same
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Old Number
Old Title
New Number New Title
LIHU 367
History of Technology
LAIS 371
Same
LIHU 376
Am. Literature: Colonial Period to the Present
LAIS 305
Same
LIHU 377
African Am. Literature: Foundations to Present
LAIS 306
Same
LIHU 401
American Dream: Illusion or Reality
LAIS 406
Same
LIHU 405
Creative Writing: Poetry II
LAIS 401
Same
LIHU 406
Shakespearean Dramas
LAIS 409
Same
LIHU 402
Heroes & Antiheroes: A Tragic View
LAIS 414
Same
LIHU 420
Business, Engineering, & Leadership Ethics
LAIS 420
Same
LIHU 460
Technology & International Development
LAIS 476
Same
LIHU 470
Becoming American: Literary Perspectives
LAIS 405
Same
LIHU 479
American Military Experience
LAIS 465
Same
LISS 300
Cultural Anthropology
LAIS 325
Same
LISS 312
Introduction to Religions
LAIS 221
Same
LISS 320
Psychology of Human Problem-Solving
Deleted
Deleted
LISS 335
International Political Economy
LAIS 345
Same
LISS 340
IPE of Latin America
LAIS 335
Same
LISS 342
IPE of Asia
LAIS 337
Same
LISS 344
IPE of the Middle East
LAIS 339
Same
LISS 346
IPE of Africa
LAIS 341
Same
LISS 372
American Political Experience
Deleted
Deleted
LISS 375
Intro to Law & Legal Systems
LAIS 285
Same
LISS 410
Utopias/Dystopias
LAIS 379
Same
LISS 430
Globalization
LAIS 446
Same
LISS 431
Global Environmental Issues
LAIS 448
Same
LISS 432
Cultural Dynamics of Global Development
LAIS 449
Same
LISS 433
Global Corporations
LAIS 447
Same
LISS 434
International Field Practicum
LAIS 459
Same
LISS 435
Political Risk Assessment
LAIS 450
Same
LISS 437
Corruption and Development
LAIS 452
Same
LISS 439
Political Risk Assessment Research Seminar
LAIS 451
Same
LISS 440
Latin American Development
LAIS 435
Same
LISS 441
Hemispheric Integration in the Americas
LAIS 436
Same
LISS 442
Asian Development
LAIS 437
Same
LISS 446
African Development
LAIS 441
Same
LISS 447
Natural Resources & War In Africa
LAIS 442
Same
LISS 455
Japanese History & Culture
LAIS 317
Same
LISS 461
Technology & Gender: Issues
LAIS 470
Same
LISS 462
Science and Technology Policy
LAIS 486
Same
LISS 474
Constitutional Law & Politics
LAIS 485
Same
LISS 480
Environmental Politics & Policy
LAIS 487
Same
LISS 482
Water Politics & Policy
LAIS 488
same
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Materials Science
als as electrical circuit components. The effects of chemistry,
(Interdisciplinary Program)
processing, and microstructure on the electrical properties
The interdisciplinary Materials Science Program is admin-
will be discussed, along with functions, performance require-
istered jointly by the Departments of Chemical Engineering
ments, and testing methods of materials for each type of cir-
and Petroleum Refining, Chemistry and Geochemistry, Met-
cuit component. The general topics covered are conductors,
allurgical and Materials Engineering, Physics and the Divi-
resistors, insulators, capacitors, energy converters, magnetic
sion of Engineering. Each department is represented on both
materials, and integrated circuits. Prerequisites: PHGN200/
the Governing Board and the Graduate Affairs Committee
210, MTGN311 or MLGN501, MTGN412/MLGN512, or
which are responsible for the operation of the program.
consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
Listed below are 400-level undergraduate courses which
MLGN516/MTGN416 PROPERTIES OF CERAMICS (II)
are cross-listed with 500-level Materials Science courses.
A survey of the properties of ceramic materials and how
Additional courses offered by the Program Departments, not
these properties are determined by the chemical structure
listed here, may also satisfy the course-requirements towards
(composition), crystal structure, and the microstructure of
a graduate degree in this Program. Consult the Materials
crystalline ceramics and glasses. Thermal, optical, and me-
Science Program Guidelines for Graduate Students and the
chanical properties of single-phase and multi-phase ceramics,
Program Departments course-listings. It should be noted that
including composites, are covered. Prerequisites: PHGN200/
the course requirement for graduate-level registration for a
210, MTGN311 or MLGN501, MTGN412/MLGN512 or
MLGN “500”-level course which is cross-listed with a
consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours
400-level course-number, will include an additional course-
component above that required for 400-level credit.
MLGN517/EGGN422 SOLID MECHANICS OF MATERI-
ALS (I) Review mechanics of materials. Introduction to
MLGN502/PHGN440. SOLID STATE PHYSICS (II)
elastic and non-linear continua. Cartesian tensors and stresses
An elementary study of the properties of solids including
and strains. Analytical solution of elasticity problems. Develop
crystalline structure and its determination, lattice vibrations,
basic concepts of fracture mechanics. Prerequisite: EGGN320
electrons in metals, and semiconductors. Prerequisite:
or equivalent, MACS315 or equivalent. 3 hours lecture; 3 se-
PHGN300 or PHGN325 and MACS315. 3 hours lecture;
mester hours. Semester to be offered: Spring
3 semester hours.
MLGN519/MTGN419. NON-CRYSTALLINE MATERI-
MLGN505*/MTGN445. MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF
ALS (II) An introduction to the principles of glass science-
MATERIALS (I) Mechanical properties and relationships.
and-engineering and non-crystalline materials in general.
Plastic deformation of crystalline materials. Relationships of
Glass formation, structure, crystallization and properties will
microstructures to mechanical strength. Fracture, creep, and
be covered, along with a survey of commercial glass compo-
fatigue. Prerequisite: MTGN348. 3 hours lecture; 3 hours
sitions, manufacturing processes and applications. Prerequi-
lab; 3*/4 semester hours. * This is a 3 hour-credit graduate-
sites: MTGN311 or MLGN501, MLGN512/MTGN412, or
course in the Materials Science Program and a 4 hour-credit
consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
undergraduate-course in the MTGN program.
MLGN522/PHGN441. SOLID STATE PHYSICS APPLICA-
MLGN510/CHGN410 SURFACE CHEMISTRY (I) Intro-
TIONS AND PHENOMENA Continuation of MLGN502/
duction to colloid systems, capillarity, surface tension and
PHGN440 with an emphasis on applications of the principles
contact angle, adsorption from solution, micelles and micro-
of solid state physics to practical properties of materials in-
emulsions, the solid/gas interface, surface analytical tech-
cluding optical properties, superconductivity, dielectric prop-
niques, van der Waal forces, electrical properties and colloid
erties, magnetism, noncrystalline structure, and interfaces.
stability, some specific colloid systems (clays, foams and
Graduate students in physics cannot receive credit for
emulsions). Students enrolled for graduate credit in MLGN510
MLGN522, only PHGN441. Prerequisite: MLGN502/
must complete a special project. Prerequisite: DCGN209 or
PHGN440. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours. Those receiving
consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
graduate credit will be required to submit a term paper, in ad-
MLGN512/MTGN412. CERAMIC ENGINEERING (II)
dition to satisfying all of the other requirements of the course.
Application of engineering principles to nonmetallic and
MLGN530/CHGN430/CRGN415. INTRODUCTION TO
ceramic materials. Processing of raw materials and production
POLYMER SCIENCE (I) An introduction to the chemistry
of ceramic bodies, glazes, glasses, enamels, and cements.
and physics of macromolecules. Topics include the properties
Firing processes and reactions in glass bonded as well as
and statistics of polymer solutions, measurements of molecu-
mechanically bonded systems. Prerequisite: MTGN348.
lar weights, molecular weight distributions, properties of
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
bulk polymers, mechanisms of polymer formation, and prop-
MLGN515/MTGN415. ELECTRICAL PROPERTIES AND
erties of thermosets and thermoplasts including elastomers.
APPLICATIONS OF MATERIALS (II) Survey of the elec-
Prerequisite: CHGN327 or consent of instructor. 3 hours lec-
trical properties of materials, and the applications of materi-
ture; 3 semester hours.
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MLGN531/CRGN416. INTRODUCTION TO POLYMER
Mathematical and Computer Sciences
ENGINEERING (II) This class provides a background in
MACS100. INTRODUCTORY TOPICS FOR CALCULUS
polymer fluid mechanics, polymer rheological response and
(S) An introduction and/or review of topics which are essen-
polymer shape forming. The class begins with a discussion of
tial to the background of an undergraduate student at CSM.
the definition and measurement of material properties. Inter-
This course serves as a preparatory course for the Calculus
relationships among the material response functions are elu-
curriculum and includes material from Algebra, Trigonome-
cidated and relevant correlations between experimental data
try, Mathematical Analysis, and Calculus. Topics include
and material response in real flow situations are given.
basic algebra and equation solving, solutions of inequalities,
Processing operations for polymeric materials will then be
trigonometric functions and identities, functions of a single
addressed. These include the flow of polymers through cir-
variable, continuity, and limits of functions. Prerequisite:
cular, slit, and complex dies. Fiber spinning, film blowing,
Consent of Instructor. 1 semester hour.
extrusion and coextrusion will be covered as will injection
MACS111. CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS AND ENGI-
molding. Graduate students are required to write a term paper
NEERS I (I, II, S) First course in the calculus sequence,
and take separate examinations which are at a more advanced
including elements of plane geometry. Functions, limits, con-
level. Prerequisite: CHEN307, EGGN351 or equivalent.
tinuity, derivatives and their application. Definite and indefi-
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
nite integrals; Prerequisite: precalculus. 4 hours lecture; 4
MLGN544/MTGN414 PROCESSING OF CERAMICS (II)
semester hours. Approved for Colorado Guaranteed General
A description of the principles of ceramic processing and the
Education transfer. Equivalency for GT-MA1.
relationship between processing and microstructure. Raw
MACS112. CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS AND ENGI-
materials and raw material preparation, forming and fabrica-
NEERS II (I, II, S) Vectors, applications and techniques of
tion, thermal processing, and finishing of ceramic materials
integration, infinite series, and an introduction to multivariate
will be covered. Principles will be illustrated by case studies
functions and surfaces. Prerequisite: MACS111. 4 hours lec-
on specific ceramic materials. A project to design a ceramic
ture; 4 semester hours. Approved for Colorado Guaranteed
fabrication process is required. Field trips to local ceramic
General Education transfer. Equivalency for GT-MA1.
manufacturing operations are included. Prerequisites:
MTGN311, MTGN331, and MTGN412/MLGN512 or
MACS122. CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS AND ENGI-
consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
NEERS II HONORS (I) Same topics as those covered in
MACS112 but with additional material and problems. Pre-
MLGN550/MLGN450. STATISTICAL PROCESS CON-
requisite: Consent of Department. 4 hours lecture; 4 semester
TROL AND DESIGN OF EXPERIMENTS (II) An intro-
hours.
duction to statistical process control, process capability
analysis and experimental design techniques. Statistical
MACS198. SPECIAL TOPICS (I, II, S) Pilot course or spe-
process control theory and techniques will be developed and
cial topics course. Topics chosen from special interests of
applied to control charts for variables and attributes involved
instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is offered
in process control and evaluation. Process capability con-
only once. Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor. Variable
cepts will be developed and applied for the evaluation of
credit: 1 to 6 semester hours.
manufacturing processes. The theory and application of de-
MACS199. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II, S) Individual
signed experiments will be developed and applied for full
research or special problem projects supervised by a faculty
factorial experiments, fractional factorial experiments,
member; also, when a student and instructor agree on a sub-
screening experiments, multilevel experiments and mixture
ject matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: Indepen-
experiments. Analysis of designed experiments will be car-
dent Study form must be completed and submitted to the
ried out by graphical and statistical techniques. Computer
Registrar. Variable Credit: 1 to 6 credit hours.
software will be utilized for statistical process control and for
Sophomore Year
the design and analysis of experiments. Prerequisite: Consent
MACS213. CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS AND ENGI-
of Instructor. 3 hours lecture, 3 semester hours
NEERS III (I, II, S) Multivariable calculus, including partial
derivatives, multiple integration, and vector calculus. Pre-
requisite: MACS112 or MACS122. 4 hours lecture; 4 semes-
ter hours. Approved for Colorado Guaranteed General
Education transfer. Equivalency for GT-MA1.
MACS223. CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS AND ENGI-
NEERS III HONORS (II) Same topics as those covered in
MACS213 but with additional material and problems. Pre-
requisite: Consent of Department Head. 4 hours lecture;
4 semester hours.
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MACS224. CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS AND ENGI-
cations to physics, mechanics, electrical engineering, and
NEERS III HONORS(AP) (I) Early introduction of vectors,
environmental sciences. Prerequisite: MACS213, MACS223
linear algebra, multivariable calculus with an introduction to
or MACS224. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
Mathematica. Vector fields, line and surface integrals. Pre-
MACS323. PROBABILITY AND STATISTICS FOR ENGI-
requisite: Consent of Department Head. 4 hours lecture;
NEERS I (I, II, S) Elementary probability, propagation of
4 semester hours.
error, discrete and continuous probability models, interval
MACS260 FORTRAN PROGRAMMING (I, II) Computer
estimation, hypothesis testing, and linear regression with
programming in Fortran90/95 with applications to science
emphasis on applications to science and engineering. Pre-
and engineering. Program design and structure, problem
requisite: MACS213, MACS223 or MACS224. 3 hours
analysis, debugging, program testing. Language skills: arith-
lecture; 3 semester hours.
metic, input/output, branching and looping, functions, arrays,
MACS324. PROBABILITY AND STATISTICS FOR ENGI-
data types. Introduction to operating systems. Prerequisite:
NEERS II (II) Continuation of MACS323. Multiple regres-
none. 2 hours lecture; 2 semester hours.
sion analysis, analysis of variance, basic experimental
MACS261 PROGRAMMING CONCEPTS (I, II, S) Com-
design, and distribution-free methods. Applications empha-
puter Programming in a contemporary language such as C++
sized. Prerequisite: MACS323 or consent of instructor.
or Java, using software engineering techniques. Problem solv-
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
ing, program design, documentation, debugging practices.
MACS325. DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS WITH HONORS
Language skills: input/output, control, repetition, functions,
(II) Same topics as those covered in MACS315 but with
files, classes and abstract data types, arrays, and pointers.
additional material and problems. Prerequisite: Consent of
Introduction to operating systems and object-oriented pro-
department. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
gramming. Application to problems in science and engineer-
ing. Prerequisite: none. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
MACS332. LINEAR ALGEBRA (I, II) Systems of linear
equations, matrices, determinants and eigen- values. Linear
MACS262 DATA STRUCTURES (I, II, S) Defining and
operators. Abstract vector spaces. Applications selected from
using data structures such as linked lists, stacks, queues, bi-
linear programming, physics, graph theory, and other fields.
nary trees, binary heap, hash tables. Introduction to algorithm
Prerequisite: MACS213, MACS223 or MACS224. 3 hours
analysis, with emphasis on sorting and search routines. Lan-
lecture; 3 semester hours.
guage skills: abstract data types, templates and inheritance.
Prerequisite: MACS261. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
MACS333. INTRODUCTION TO MATHEMATICAL
MODELING. (II) This course gives students the opportunity
MACS298. SPECIAL TOPICS (I, II, S) Selected topics
to build mathematical models of real-world phenomena. It
chosen from special interests of instructor and students. Pre-
considers several practical problems drawn from engineering
requisite: Consent of Department Head. 1 to 3 semester hours.
and the sciences. For each, the problem is defined and then
MACS299. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II, S) Individual
the student discovers how the underlying principles lead to a
research or special problem projects supervised by a faculty
mathematical model. The course concentrates on difference
member; also, when a student and instructor agree on a sub-
and differential equation models. In each case, the student
ject matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: Indepen-
solves the model and analyzes how the model and its solu-
dent Study form must be completed and submitted to the
tions are useful in understanding the original problem. Pre-
Registrar. Variable Credit: 1 to 6 credit hours.
requisites: MACS315 or consent of instructor. 3 hours
Junior Year
lecture; 3 semester hours.
MACS306. SOFTWARE ENGINEERING (I, II) Introduc-
MACS340. COOPERATIVE EDUCATION (I, II, S) (WI)
tion to the software life cycle, including planning, design,
Supervised, full-time engineering-related employment for a
implementation and testing. Topics include top down pro-
continuous six-month period (or its equivalent) in which
gram design, problem decomposition, iterative refinement,
specific educational objectives are achieved. Prerequisite:
program modularity and abstract data types. Course work
Second semester sophomore status and a cumulative grade
emphasizes good programming practices via models, metrics
point average of at least 2.00. 0 to 3 semester hours. Cooper-
and documents created and used throughout the software en-
ative Education credit does not count toward graduation ex-
gineering process. Prerequisite: MACS262. 3 hours lecture;
cept under special conditions.
3 semester hours.
MACS341. MACHINE ORGANIZATION AND ASSEM-
MACS315. DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS (I, II, S)
BLY LANGUAGE PROGRAMMING (I, II) Covers the
Classical techniques for first and higher order equations and
basic concepts of computer architecture and organization.
systems of equations. Laplace transforms. Phase plane and
Topics include machine level instructions and operating
stability analysis of non-linear equations and systems. Appli-
system calls used to write programs in assembly language.
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This course provides insight into the way computers operate
MACS401 REAL ANALYSIS (I) This course is a first
at the machine level. Prerequisite: MACS261. 3 hours lec-
course in real analysis that lays out the context and motiva-
ture; 3 semester hours.
tion of analysis in terms of the transition from power series
MACS348. ADVANCED ENGINEERING MATHEMATICS
to those less predictable series. The course is taught from a
(I, II, S) Introduction to partial differential equations, with
historical perspective. It covers an introduction to the real
applications to physical phenomena. Fourier series. Linear
numbers, sequences and series and their convergence, real-
algebra, with emphasis on sets of simultaneous equations.
valued functions and their continuity and differentiability,
This course cannot be used as a MACS elective by MACS
sequences of functions and their pointwise and uniform con-
majors. Prerequisite: MACS315. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester
vergence, and Riemann-Stieltjes integration theory. Prerequi-
hours.
site: MACS213, MACS223 or MACS224, and MACS332.
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
MACS358. DISCRETE MATHEMATICS & ALGEBRAIC
STRUCTURES (I, II) This course is an introductory course
MACS403. DATA BASE MANAGEMENT (I) Design and
in discrete mathematics and algebraic structures. Topics in-
evaluation of information storage and retrieval systems, in-
clude: formal logic; proofs, recursion, analysis of algorithms;
cluding defining and building a data base and producing the
sets and combinatorics; relations, functions, and matrices;
necessary queries for access to the stored information. Gen-
Boolean algebra and computer logic; trees, graphs, finite-
eralized data base management systems, query languages,
state machines and regular languages. Prerequisite: MACS213,
and data storage facilities. General organization of files in-
MACS223 or MACS224. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
cluding lists, inverted lists and trees. System security and
system recovery, and system definition. Interfacing host lan-
MACS370. FIELD COURSE (S) (WI) This is the depart-
guage to data base systems. Prerequisite: MACS262. 3 hours
ment’s capstone course where the students apply their course
lecture; 3 semester hours.
work knowledge to a challenging applied problem in mathe-
matics or computer science. In this course they analyze,
MACS404. ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE (I) General in-
modify and solve a significant applied problem. The students
vestigation of the Artificial Intelligence field. During the first
work in groups of three or four for a period of six forty hour
part of the course a working knowledge of the LISP pro-
weeks. By the end of the field session they must have a fin-
gramming language is developed. Several methods used in
ished product with appropriate supporting documents. At a
artificial intelligence such as search strategies, knowledge
minimum CS students should have completed coursework
representation, logic and probabilistic reasoning are devel-
through MACS306 and Mathematics students should have
oped and applied to problems. Learning is discussed and
coursework through MACS333 and 332. Prerequisite: Con-
selected applications presented. Prerequisite: MACS262,
sent of Instructor. 6-week summer field session; 6 semester
MACS358. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
hours.
MACS406. DESIGN AND ANALYSIS OF ALGORITHMS
MACS398. SPECIAL TOPICS (I, II, S) Selected topics
(I, II) Divide-and-conquer: splitting problems into subprob-
chosen from special interests of instructor and students. Pre-
lems of a finite number. Greedy: considering each problem
requisite: Consent of Department Head. 1 to 3 semester hours.
piece one at a time for optimality. Dynamic programming:
considering a sequence of decisions in problem solution.
MACS399. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II, S) Individual
Searches and traversals: determination of the vertex in the
research or special problem projects supervised by a faculty
given data set that satisfies a given property. Techniques of
member given agreement on a subject matter, content, and
backtracking, branch-and-bound techniques, techniques in
credit hours. Prerequisite: Independent Study form must be
lower bound theory. Prerequisite: MACS262, MACS213,
completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable Credit:
MACS223 or MACS224, MACS358. 3 hours lecture; 3 se-
1 to 6 credit hours.
mester hours.
Senior Year
MACS407. INTRODUCTION TO SCIENTIFIC COMPUT-
MACS400. PRINCIPLES OF PROGRAMMING LAN-
ING (I, II) Round-off error in floating point arithmetic,
GUAGES (I, II) Study of the principles relating to design,
conditioning and stability, solution techniques (Gaussian
evaluation and implementation of programming languages of
elimination, LU factorization, iterative methods) of linear
historical and technical interest, considered as individual enti-
algebraic systems, curve and surface fitting by the method of
ties and with respect to their relationships to other languages.
least-squares, zeros of nonlinear equations and systems by
Topics discussed for each language include: history, design,
iterative methods, polynomial interpolation and cubic
structural organization, data structures, name structures, con-
splines, numerical integration by adaptive quadrature and
trol structures, syntactic structures, and implementation of
multivariate quadrature, numerical methods for initial value
issues. The primary languages discussed are FORTRAN,
problems in ordinary differential equations. Emphasis is on
PASCAL, LISP, ADA, C/C++, JAVA, PROLOG, PERL.
problem solving using efficient numerical methods in scien-
Prerequisite: MACS262. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
tific computing. Prerequisite: MACS315 and knowledge of
computer programming. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
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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.
user operating system components, file systems, processes,
The last half of the course is implementation of the design
protection and scheduling. Representative operating systems
and construction of demonstration prototypes of expert sys-
are studied in detail. Actual operating system components are
tems. Prerequisite: MACS262, MACS358. 3 hours lecture;
programmed on a representative processor. This course pro-
3 semester hours.
vides insight into the internal structure of operating systems;
MACS433/BELS433 MATHEMATICAL BIOLOGY (I)
emphasis is on concepts and techniques which are valid for
This course will discuss methods for building and solving
all computers. Prerequisite: MACS262, MACS341. 3 hours
both continuous and discrete mathematical models. These
lecture; 3 semester hours.
methods will be applied to population dynamics, epidemic
MACS443. ADVANCED PROGRAMMING CONCEPTS
spread, pharmcokinetics and modeling of physiologic systems.
USING JAVA. (I, II) This course will quickly review pro-
Modern Control Theory will be introduced and used to model
gramming constructs using the syntax and semantics of the
living systems. Some concepts related to self-organizing
Java programming language. It will compare the constructs
systems will be introduced. Prerequisite: MACS315. 3 hours
of Java with other languages and discuss program design and
lecture, 3 semester hours.
implementation. Object oriented programming concepts will
MACS434. INTRODUCTION TO PROBABILITY (I) An
be reviewed and applications, applets, servlets, graphical user
introduction to the theory of probability essential for prob-
interfaces, threading, exception handling, JDBC, and network-
lems in science and engineering. Topics include axioms of
ing as implemented in Java will be discussed. The basics of
probability, combinatorics, conditional probability and inde-
the Java Virtual Machine will be presented. Prerequisites:
pendence, discrete and continuous probability density func-
MACS261, MACS262. 3 hours lecture, 3 semester hours
tions, expectation, jointly distributed random variables,
MACS445. WEB PROGRAMMING (II) Web Programming
Central Limit Theorem, laws of large numbers. Prerequisite:
is a course for programmers who want to develop Web-based
MACS213, MACS223 or MACS224. 3 hours lecture, 3 se-
applications. It covers basic web site design extended by
mester hours.
client-side and server-side programming. Students should
MACS435: INTRODUCTION TO MATHEMATICAL
know the elements of HTML and Web architecture and be
STATISTICS. (II) An introduction to the theory of statistics
able to program in a high level language such as C++ or
essential for problems in science and engineering. Topics
Java. The course builds on this knowledge by presenting
include sampling distributions, methods of point estimation,
topics such as Cascading Style Sheets, JavaScript, PERL and
methods of interval estimation, significance testing for popu-
database connectivity that will allow the students to develop
lation means and variances and goodness of fit, linear regres-
dynamic Web applications. Prerequisites: Fluency in a high
sion, analysis of variance. Prerequisite: MACS434 3 hours
level computer language/Permission of instructor. 3 hours
lecture, 3 semester hours
lecture, 3 semester hours.
MACS438. STOCHASTIC MODELS (II) An introduction
MACS454. COMPLEX ANALYSIS (II) The complex plane.
to stochastic models applicable to problems in engineering,
Analytic functions, harmonic functions. Mapping by elemen-
physical science, economics, and operations research. Markov
tary functions. Complex integration, power series, calculus
chains in discrete and continuous time, Poisson processes,
of residues. Conformal mapping. Prerequisite: MACS315.
and topics in queuing, reliability, and renewal theory. Pre-
3 hours lecture, 3 semester hours.
requisite: MACS434. 3 hours lecture, 3 semester hours.
MACS455. PARTIAL DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS (I)
MACS440. PARALLEL COMPUTING FOR SCIENTISTS
Linear partial differential equations, with emphasis on the
AND ENGINEERS (I) This course is designed to introduce
classical second-order equations: wave equation, heat equa-
the field of parallel computing to all scientists and engineers.
tion, Laplace’s equation. Separation of variables, Fourier
The students will be taught how to solve scientific problems.
methods, Sturm-Liouville problems. Prerequisite: MACS315.
They will be introduced to various software and hardware
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
issues related to high performance computing. Prerequisite:
MACS461. SENIOR SEMINAR I (I) (WI) Students present
Programming experience in C++, consent of instructor.
topics orally and write research papers using undergraduate
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
mathematical and computer sciences techniques, emphasizing
MACS441. COMPUTER GRAPHICS (I) Data structures
critical analysis of assumptions and models. Prerequisite: Con-
suitable for the representation of structures, maps, three-
sent of Department Head. 1 hour seminar; 1 semester hour.
dimensional plots. Algorithms required for windowing, color
MACS462. SENIOR SEMINAR II (II) (WI) Students
plots, hidden surface and line, perspective drawings. Survey
present topics orally and write research papers using under-
of graphics software and hardware systems. Prerequisite:
graduate mathematical and computer sciences techniques,
MACS262. 3 hours lecture, 3 semester hours.
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emphasizing critical analysis of assumptions and models.
The Guy T. McBride, Jr. Honors
Prerequisite: Consent of Department Head. 1 hour seminar;
Program in Public Affairs for
1 semester hour.
Engineers
MACS471. COMPUTER NETWORKS I (I) This introduc-
HNRS101. PARADOXES OF THE HUMAN CONDITION
tion to computer networks covers the fundamentals of com-
Study of the paradoxes in the human condition as expressed
puter communications, using TCP/IP standardized protocols
in significant texts in classics, literature, moral philosophy,
as the main case study. The application layer and transport
and history ; drama and music, both classical and contem-
layer of communication protocols will be covered in depth.
porary, history, biography, and fiction. Prerequisite: Fresh-
Detailed topics include application layer protocols (HTTP,
man status in the McBride Honors Program. 3 hours seminar;
FTP, SMTP, and DNS), reliable data transfer, connection
3 semester hours.
management, and congestion control. In addition, students
will build a computer network from scratch and program
HNRS201. CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY: A STUDY OF
client/server network applications. Prerequisite: MACS442
DIVERSE CULTURES A study of cultures within the
or permission of instructor. 3 hours lecture, 3 semester hours.
United States and abroad and the behavior of people. The
seminar will emphasize the roles of languages, religions,
MACS491. UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH (I) (WI)
moral values, and legal and economic systems in the cultures
Individual investigation under the direction of a department
selected for inquiry. Prerequisite: HNRS101 or consent of the
faculty member. Written report required for credit. Prerequi-
Principal Tutor. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
site: Consent of Department Head. 1 to 3 semester hours, no
more than 6 in a degree program.
HNRS202. COMPARATIVE POLITICAL AND ECO-
NOMIC SYSTEMS This course constitutes a comparative
MACS492. UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH (II) (WI)
study of the interrelationships between political and economic
Individual investigation under the direction of a department
systems in theory and practice. Totalitarianism, authoritarian-
faculty member. Written report required for credit. Prerequi-
ism, democracy, anarchy, socialism, and communism will be
site: Consent of Department Head. 1 to 3 semester hours, no
examined in their historical and theoretical contexts and
more than 6 in a degree program.
compared with baseline concepts of what constitutes a politi-
MACS498. SPECIAL TOPICS (I, II, S) Selected topics
cal system. Economics will be studied from a historical/
chosen from special interests of instructor and students. Pre-
developmental approach, examining classical and neo-
requisite: Consent of Department Head. 1 to 3 semester hours.
classical economics and theories of major western econo-
MACS499. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II, S) Individual
mists, including Smith, Marx, and Keynes. Specific nation or
research or special problem projects supervised by a faculty
area case studies will be used to integrate concepts and to ex-
member; also, given agreement on a subject matter, content,
plore possible new global conditions which define the roles
and credit hours. Prerequisite: Independent Study form must
of governments and other institutions in the development,
be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable Credit:
planning, and control of economic activities and social pol-
1 to 6 credit hours.
icy. Prerequisite: HNRS201 or permission of the Principal
Tutor. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
HNRS301. INTERNATIONAL POLITICAL ECONOMY
International political economy is the study of the dynamic
relationships between nation-states and the global market-
place. Topics include: international and world politics,
money and international finance, international trade, multi-
national and global corporations, global development, transi-
tion economies and societies, and developing economies and
societies. Prerequisite: HNRS202 or permission of Principal
Tutor. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
HNRS302. TECHNOLOGY AND SOCIO-ECONOMIC
CHANGE A critical analysis of the interactions among sci-
ence, technology, and American values and institutions. The
seminar will study the role of technology in American society
and will debate the implications of technology transfer from
developed to developing nations. Students will learn to relate
technological issues to socio-economic and religious aspects
of society and explore the moral and social consequences of
technological innovations. Prerequisite: HNRS202 or permis-
sion of Principal Tutor. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
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HNRS311. U.S. PUBLIC POLICY: DOMESTIC AND FOR-
HNRS411. STUDY OF LEADERSHIP AND POWER An
EIGN Detailed examination of United States public policy,
intellectual examination into the nature of leadership and
using a case study approach to guide students to understand
power. Focuses on understanding and interpreting the leader-
the various aspects of policy making and the participants in
ship role, both its potential and its limitations, in various
the process. As an outcome of this seminar, students will
historical, literary, political, socio-economic, and cultural
have the ability to engage in informed, critical analyses of
contexts. Exemplary leaders and their antitypes are analyzed.
public policy, and will understand the process and how they
Characteristics of leaders are related to their cultural and
may become involved in it. Students should expect to spend
temporal context. This course will ask questions regarding
spring break in Washington, D.C., as part of this seminar.
the morality of power and its uses. Leadership in technical
Prerequisite: HNRS301 or HNRS302 or permission of Prin-
and non-technical environments will be compared and con-
cipal Tutor. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
trasted. Additionally, power and empowerment, and the
HNRS312 FOREIGN AREA STUDY A survey of current
complications of becoming or of confronting a leader are
public policy issues of a selected country or region, based on
scrutinized. Prerequisite: HNRS311 or HNRS312 or permis-
a broad survey of history and culture as well as contemporary
sion of Principal Tutor. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
social, technological, economic and political trends. The
HNRS412. CONFLICT RESOLUTION An in-depth look at
areas that might be studied in a three year rotation; Far East
creative, non-violent, non-litigious, win-win ways to handle
(China and Taiwan or Hong Kong, Indonesia and/or Malaysia),
conflicts in personal, business, environmental and govern-
Latin America (Brazil or Chile), Middle East/Africa (Turkey
mental settings. The class will learn concepts, theories and
or South Africa). Students taking this seminar in preparation
methods of conflict resolution, study past and present cases,
for a McBride sponsored trip abroad might be able to take a
and observe on-going conflict resolution efforts in the Den-
brief intensive language course before departure. Prerequi-
ver area. Prerequisite: HNRS311 or HNRS312 or permission
site: HNRS301 or HNRS302 or permission of Principal Tutor.
of Principal Tutor. 3 hour seminar. 3 semester hours.
3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
HNRS420. SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, AND ETHICS
HNRS401. MCBRIDE PRACTICUM: INTERNSHIP An
A comprehensive inquiry into ethical and moral issues raised
off-campus practicum which may include an internship in a
by modern science and technology. Issues covered include:
company, government agency, or public service organization
the contention that science is value neutral; the particular
(domestic or foreign), or foreign study as a part of a McBride
sorts of ethical problems faced by engineers in their public
group or individually. The practicum must have prior approval
and political roles in deciding uses of materials and energy;
of the Principal Tutor. All students completing a practicum
the personal problems faced in the development of a career in
are expected to keep an extensive journal and write a pro-
science and technology; the moral dilemmas inherent in
fessional report detailing, analyzing, and evaluating their
using natural forms and energies for human purposes; and
experiences. Prerequisite: HNRS311. 3 hours seminar;
the technologically dominated modern civilization. The sem-
3 semester hours.
inar will consist of readings and discussion of ethical issues
HNRS402. MCBRIDE PRACTICUM: FOREIGN AREA
in plays, works of fiction, and films. Prerequisite: HNRS411
STUDY FIELD TRIP After completing the HNRS312
or HNRS412 or permission of the Principal Tutor. 3 hours
Foreign Area Study seminar, students travel to the selected
seminar; 3 semester hours.
country or region. Students will gain first hand experience
interacting and communicating with people from another
culture. Students will complete a written research and analy-
sis report using historic cultural, technological, political, or
an economic theme. Prerequisite: HNRS312 or permission of
Principal Tutor. 3 hours seminar, 3 semester hours.
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Metallurgical and Materials
forming, aluminum and copper alloy systems, and metal
Engineering
failure identification. This course is designed for students
from outside the Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
Freshman Year
Department. Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor. 3 hours
MTGN198. SPECIAL TOPICS IN METALLURGICAL
lecture; 3 semester hours.
AND MATERIALS ENGINEERING (I, II) Pilot course or
special topics course. Topics chosen from special interests of
MTGN302. FOUNDRY METALLURGY LABORATORY
instructor(s) and student(s). The course topic is generally
(II) Experiments in the foundry designed to supplement the
offered only once. Prerequisite: Instructor consent. 1 to 3
lectures of MTGN300. Co-requisite: MTGN300. 3 hours lab;
semester hours.
1 semester hour.
MTGN199. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Independent
MTGN311. STRUCTURE OF MATERIALS (I) (WI)
work leading to a comprehensive report. This work may take
Principles of crystallography and crystal chemistry. Charac-
the form of conferences, library, and laboratory work. Choice
terization of crystalline materials using X-ray diffraction
of problem is arranged between student and a specific Depart-
techniques. Applications to include compound identification,
ment faculty-member. Prerequisite: Selection of topic with
lattice parameter measurement, orientation of single crystals,
consent of faculty supervisor; “Independent Study Form”
and crystal structure determination. Laboratory experiments
must be completed and submitted to Registrar. 1 to 3 semes-
to supplement the lectures. Prerequisites: PHGN200/210 and
ter hours.
SYGN202. 3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 4 semester hours.
Sophomore Year
MTGN334. CHEMICAL PROCESSING OF MATERIALS
MTGN272. PARTICULATE MATERIALS PROCESSING
(II) Development and application of fundamental principles
(S) Field session. Characterization and production of parti-
related to the processing of metals and materials by ther-
cles. Physical and interfacial phenomena associated with par-
mochemical and aqueous and fused salt electrochemical/
ticulate processes. Applications to metal and ceramic powder
chemical routes. The course material is presented within the
processing. Laboratory projects and plant visits. Prerequi-
framework of a formalism that examines the physical chem-
sites: DCGN209 and PHGN200. 3 weeks; 3 semester hours.
istry, thermodynamics, reaction mechanisms and kinetics in-
herent to a wide selection of chemical-processing systems.
MTGN298. SPECIAL TOPICS IN METALLURGICAL
This general formalism provides for a transferable knowledge-
AND MATERIALS ENGINEERING (I, II) Pilot course or
base to other systems not specifically covered in the course.
special topics course. Topics chosen from special interests of
Prerequisite: MTGN272 and MTGN351. 3 hours lecture;
instructor(s) and student(s). The course topic is generally
3 semester hours.
offered only once. Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor. 1 to 3
semester hours.
MTGN340. COOPERATIVE EDUCATION (I, II, S) Super-
vised, full-time, engineering-related employment for a con-
MTGN299. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Independent
tinuous six-month period (or its equivalent) in which specific
work leading to a comprehensive report. This work may take
educational objectives are achieved. Prerequisite: Second-
the form of conferences, library, and laboratory work. Choice
semester sophomore status and a cumulative grade-point
of problem is arranged between student and a specific Depart-
average of at least 2.00. 1 to 3 semester hours. Cooperative
ment faculty-member. Prerequisite: Selection of topic with
Education credit does not count toward graduation except
consent of faculty supervisor; “Independent Study Form”
under special conditions.
must be completed and submitted to Registrar. 1 to 3 semes-
ter hours.
MTGN348. MICROSTRUCTURAL DEVELOPMENT (II)
Introduction to the relationships between microstructure and
Junior Year
properties of materials, with emphasis on metals. Fundamen-
MTGN300. FOUNDRY METALLURGY (II) Design and
tals of imperfections in crystalline materials, phase equlibria,
metallurgical aspects of casting, patterns, molding materials
recrystallization and grain growth, strengthening mechanisms,
and processes, solidification processes, risering and gating
and phase transformations. Laboratory sessions devoted to
concepts, casting defects and inspection, melting practice, cast
experiments illustrating the fundamentals presented in the
alloy selection. Prerequisite: PHGN200/210. Co-requisite:
lectures. Prerequisites: MTGN311 and MTGN351. 3 hours
MTGN302 or Consent of Instructor. 2 hours lecture; 2 se-
lecture, 3 hours lab; 4 semester hours.
mester hours.
MTGN351. METALLURGICAL AND MATERIALS
MTGN301. MATERIALS ENGINEERING DESIGN AND
THERMODYNAMICS (I) Applications of thermodynamics
MAINTENANCE (I) Introduction of the necessary metal-
in extractive and physical metallurgy and materials science.
lurgical concepts for effective mine maintenance. Topics to
Thermodynamics of solutions including solution models,
include steel selection, heat treatment, mechanical proper-
calculation of activities from phase diagrams, and measure-
ties, casting design and alloys, casting defects, welding
ments of thermodynamic properties of alloys and slags. Re-
materials and processes selection, weld defects, weld design,
action equilibria with examples in alloy systems and slags.
forms of corrosion protection, stainless steel, mechanical
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Phase stability analyses. Thermodynamic principles of phase
Senior Year
diagrams in material systems, defect equilibrium and inter-
MTGN403. SENIOR THESIS (I, II) Two semester individ-
actions. Prerequisite: DCGN209. 4 hours lecture; 4 semester
ual research under the direction of members of the Metallur-
hours.
gical and Materials Engineering faculty. Work may include
MTGN352. METALLURGICAL AND MATERIALS
library and laboratory research on topics of relevance. Oral
KINETICS (II) Introduction to reaction kinetics: chemical
presentation will be given at the end of the second semester
kinetics, atomic and molecular diffusion, surface thermo-
and written thesis submitted to the committee for evaluation.
dynamics and kinetics of interfaces and nucleation-and-growth.
Prerequisites: Senior standing in the Department of Metallur-
Applications to materials processing and performance aspects
gical and Materials Engineering and Consent of Department
associated with gas/solid reactions, precipitation and dissolu-
Head. 6 semester hours (3 hours per semester).
tion behavior, oxidation and corrosion, purification of semi-
MTGN412/MLGN512. CERAMIC ENGINEERING (I)
conductors, carburizing of steel, formation of p-n junctions
Application of engineering principles to nonmetallic and
and other important materials systems. Prerequisite: MTGN351.
ceramic materials. Processing of raw materials and produc-
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
tion of ceramic bodies, glazes, glasses, enamels, and cements.
MTGN381. INTRODUCTION TO PHASE EQUILIBRIA
Firing processes and reactions in glass bonded as well as me-
IN MATERIALS SYSTEMS (I) Review of the concepts of
chanically bonded systems. Prerequisite: MTGN348. 3 hours
chemical equilibrium and derivation of the Gibbs Phase
lecture; 3 semester hours.
Rule. Application of the Gibbs Phase Rule to interpreting
MTGN414/MLGN544. PROCESSING OF CERAMICS (II)
one, two and three component Phase Equilibrium Diagrams.
Principles of ceramic processing and the relationship be-
Application to alloy and ceramic materials systems. Empha-
tween processing and microstructure. Raw materials and
sis on the evolution of phases and their amounts and the
raw materials preparation, forming and fabrication, thermal
resulting microstructural development. Prerequisite/
processing, and finishing of ceramic materials will be cov-
Co-requisite: MTGN351. 2 hours lecture; 2 semester hours.
ered. Principles will be illustrated by case studies on specific
MTGN390/EGGN390. MATERIALS AND MANUFAC-
ceramic materials. A project to design a ceramic fabrication
TURING PROCESSES (I, II, S) Engineering materials and
process is required. Field trips to local ceramic manufactur-
the manufacturing processes used in their conversion into a
ing operations. Prerequisites: MTGN311, and MTGN412/
product or structure as critical considerations in design. Prop-
MLGN 512 or Consent of the Instructor. 3 hours lecture;
erties, characteristics, typical selection criteria, and applica-
3 semester hours.
tions are reviewed for ferrous and nonferrous metals, plastics
MTGN415/MLGN515. ELECTRICAL PROPERTIES AND
and composites. Characteristics, features, and economics of
APPLICATIONS OF MATERIALS (II) Survey of the elec-
basic shaping operations are addressed with regard to their
trical properties of materials, and the applications of materi-
limitations and applications and the types of processing
als as electrical circuit components. The effects of chemistry,
equipment available. Related technology such as measure-
processing and microstructure on the electrical properties.
ment and inspection procedures, numerical control systems
Functions, performance requirements and testing methods of
and automated operations are introduced concomitantly. Pre-
materials for each type of circuit component. General topics
requisite: EGGN320 and SYGN202 or Consent of Instructor.
covered are conductors, resistors, insulators, capacitors,
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
energy converters, magnetic materials and integrated
MTGN398. SPECIAL TOPICS IN METALLURGICAL
circuits. Prerequisites: PHGN200, MTGN311 or MLGN501,
AND MATERIALS ENGINEERING (I, II) Pilot course or
MTGN4l2/MLGN512, or Consent of Instructor. 3 hours lec-
special topics course. Topics chosen from special interests of
ture; 3 semester hours.
instructor(s) and student(s). The course topic is generally
MTGN416/MLGN516. PROPERTIES OF CERAMICS (II)
offered only once. Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor. 1 to 3
Survey of the properties of ceramic materials and how these
semester hours.
properties are determined by the chemical structure (compo-
MTGN399. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Independent
sition), crystal structure, and the microstructure of crystalline
work leading to a comprehensive report. This work may take
ceramics and glasses. Thermal, optical, and mechanical prop-
the form of conferences, library, and laboratory work. Choice
erties of single-phase and multiphase ceramics, including
of problem is arranged between student and a specific Depart-
composites, are covered. Prerequisites: PHGN200, MTGN311
ment faculty-member. Prerequisite: Selection of topic with
or MLGN501, MTGN4l2 or Consent of Instructor. 3 hours
consent of faculty supervisor; “Independent Study Form”
lecture, 3 semester hours.
must be completed and submitted to Registrar. 1 to 3 semes-
ter hours.
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MTGN417. REFRACTORY MATERIALS (I) Refractory
Integration of process units into a working plant and its eco-
materials in metallurgical construction. Oxide phase dia-
nomics, construction, and operation. Market research and
grams for analyzing the behavior of metallurgical slags in
surveys. Prerequisites: DCGN209, MTGN351 or Consent of
contact with materials of construction. Prerequisite: Consent
Instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
of Instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
MTGN436. CONTROL AND INSTRUMENTATION OF
MTGN419/MLGN519. NON-CRYSTALLINE MATERIALS
METALLURGICAL PROCESSES (II) Analysis of processes
(II) Introduction to the principles of glass science-and-
for metal extraction and refining using classical and direct-
engineering and non-crystalline materials in general. Glass
search optimization methods and classical process control
formation, structure, crystallization and properties will be
with the aid of chemical functions and thermodynamic trans-
covered, along with a survey of commercial glass composi-
fer operations. Examples from processes in physicochemical
tions, manufacturing processes and applications. Prerequi-
and physical metallurgy. Prerequisite: MTGN334 or Consent
sites: MTGN311 or MLGN501, MLGN512/MTGN412, or
of Instructor. Co-requisite: MTGN438 or Consent of Instruc-
Consent of Instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
tor. 2 hours lecture; 2 semester hours.
MTGN422. PROCESS ANALYSIS AND DEVELOPMENT
MTGN438. CONTROL AND INSTRUMENTATION OF
(II) Aspects of process development, plant design and man-
METALLURGICAL PROCESSES LABORATORY (II)
agement. Prerequisite: MTGN334. Co-requisite: MTGN424
Experiments designed to supplement the lectures in
or Consent of Instructor. 2 hours lecture; 2 semester hours.
MTGN436. Prerequisite: MTGN436 or Consent of
MTGN424. PROCESS ANALYSIS AND DEVELOPMENT
Instructor. 3 hours lab; 1 semester hour.
LABORATORY (II) Projects to accompany the lectures in
MTGN442. ENGINEERING ALLOYS (II) This course is
MTGN422. Prerequisite: MTGN422 or Consent of Instructor.
intended to be an important component of the physical metal-
3 hours lab; 1 semester hour.
lurgy sequence, to reinforce and integrate principles from
MTGN430. PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY OF IRON AND
earlier courses, and enhance the breadth and depth of under-
STEELMAKING (I) Physical chemistry principles of blast
standing of concepts in a wide variety of alloy systems.
furnace and direct reduction production of iron and refining
Metallic systems considered include iron and steels, copper,
of iron to steel. Discussion of raw materials, productivity,
aluminum, titanium, superalloys, etc. Phase stability, micro-
impurity removal, deoxidation, alloy additions, and ladle
structural evolution and structure/property relationships are
metallurgy. Prerequisite: MTGN334. 3 hours lecture; 3 se-
emphasized. Prerequisite: MTGN348 or Consent of Instruc-
mester hours.
tor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
MTGN431. HYDRO- AND ELECTRO-METALLURGY (I)
MTGN445/MLGN505*. MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF
Physicochemical principles associated with the extraction
MATERIALS (I) Mechanical properties and relationships.
and refining of metals by hydro- and electrometallurgical
Plastic deformation of crystalline materials. Relationships of
techniques. Discussion of unit processes in hydrometallurgy,
microstructures to mechanical strength. Fracture, creep, and
electrowinning, and electrorefining. Analysis of integrated
fatigue. Laboratory sessions devoted to advanced mechanical-
flowsheets for the recovery of nonferrous metals. Prerequi-
testing techniques to illustrate the application of the funda-
sites: MTGN334, MTGN351 and MTGN352. Co-requisite:
mentals presented in the lectures. Prerequisite: MTGN348.
MTGN461, MTGN433 or Consent of Instructor. 2 hours
3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 4/3* semester hours. *This is a
lecture; 2 semester hours.
3 semester-hours graduate-course in the Materials Science
Program (ML) and a 4 semester-hours undergraduate-course
MTGN432. PYROMETALLURGY (II) Extraction and re-
in the MTGN program.
fining of metals including emerging practices. Modifications
driven by environmental regulations and by energy mini-
MTGN450/MLGN550. STATISTICAL PROCESS CON-
mization. Analysis and design of processes and the impact of
TROL AND DESIGN OF EXPERIMENTS (I) Introduction
economic constraints. Prerequisite: MTGN334. 3 hours lec-
to statistical process control, process capability analysis and
ture; 3 semester hours.
experimental design techniques. Statistical process control
theory and techniques developed and applied to control
MTGN433. HYDRO- AND ELECTRO-METALLURGY
charts for variables and attributes involved in process control
LABORATORY (I) Experiments designed to supplement the
and evaluation. Process capability concepts developed and
lectures in MTGN431. Co-requisite: MTGN431 or Consent
applied to the evaluation of manufacturing processes. Theory
of Instructor. 3 hours lab; 1 semester hours.
of designed experiments developed and applied to full fac-
MTGN434. DESIGN AND ECONOMICS OF METALLUR-
torial experiments, fractional factorial experiments, screening
GICAL PLANTS (II) Design of metallurgical processing
experiments, multilevel experiments and mixture experi-
systems. Methods for estimating process costs and profitabil-
ments. Analysis of designed experiments by graphical and
ity. Performance, selection, and design of process equipment.
statistical techniques. Introduction to computer software for
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statistical process control and for the design and analysis of
correlations friction factor, heat, and mass transfer coefficients.
experiments. Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor. 3 hours lec-
Elementary concepts of radiation heat-transfer. Flow behavior
ture, 3 semester hours.
in packed beds. Design equations for: Continuous- Flow/
MTGN451. CORROSION ENGINEERING (II) Principles
Batch Reactors with Uniform Dispersion and Plug Flow
of electrochemistry. Corrosion mechanisms. Methods of cor-
Reactors. Digital computer methods for the design of metal-
rosion control including cathodic and anodic protection and
lurgical systems. Laboratory sessions devoted to: Tutorials/
coatings. Examples, from various industries, of corrosion
Demonstrations to facilitate the understanding of concepts
problems and solutions. Prerequisite: DCGN209. 3 hours
related to selected topics; and, Projects with the primary focus
lecture; 3 semester hours
on the operating principles and use of modern electronic-
instrumentation for measurements on lab-scale systems in
MTGN452. CERAMIC AND METAL MATRIX COMPOS-
conjunction with correlation and prediction strategies for
ITESIntroduction to the synthesis, processing, structure,
analysis of results. Prerequisites: MACS315, MTGN334 and
properties and performance of ceramic and metal matrix
MTGN352. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
composites. Survey of various types of composites, and cor-
relation between processing, structural architecture and prop-
MTGN462/ESGN462. SOLID WASTE MINIMIZATION
erties. Prerequisites: MTGN272, MTGN311, MTGN348,
AND RECYCLING (I) This course will examine, using case
MTGN351. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours
studies, how industry applies engineering principles to mini-
mize waste formation and to meet solid waste recycling chal-
MTGN453. PRINCIPLES OF INTEGRATED CIRCUIT
lenges. Both proven and emerging solutions to solid waste
PROCESSING (I) Introduction to the electrical conductivity
environmental problems, especially those associated with
of semiconductor materials; qualitative discussion of active
metals, will be discussed. Prerequisites: EGGN/ESGN353,
semiconductor devices; discussion of the steps in integrated
EGGN/ESGN354, and ESGN302/CHGN403 or Consent of
circuit fabrication; detailed investigation of the materials sci-
Instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
ence and engineering principles involved in the various steps
of VLSI device fabrication; a presentation of device packag-
MTGN463. POLYMER ENGINEERING (I) Introduction to
ing techniques and the processes and principles involved.
the structure and properties of polymeric materials, their
Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semes-
deformation and failure mechanisms, and the design and
ter hours.
fabrication of polymeric end items. Molecular and crystallo-
graphic structures of polymers will be developed and related
MTGN456. ELECTRON MICROSCOPY (II) Introduction
to the elastic, viscoelastic, yield and fracture properties of
to electron optics and the design and application of transmis-
polymeric solids and reinforced polymer composites. Em-
sion and scanning electron microscopes. Interpretation of
phasis on forming and joining techniques for end-item fabri-
images produced by various contrast mechanisms. Electron
cation including: extrusion, injection molding, reaction
diffraction analysis and the indexing of electron diffraction
injection molding, thermoforming, and blow molding. The
patterns. Prerequisite: MTGN311 or Consent of Instructor.
design of end-items in relation to: materials selection, manu-
Co-requisite: MTGN458. 2 hours lecture; 2 semester hours.
facturing engineering, properties, and applications. Prerequi-
MTGN458. ELECTRON MICROSCOPY LABORATORY
site: Consent of Instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
(II) Laboratory exercises to illustrate specimen preparation
MTGN464. FORGING AND FORMING (II) Introduction
techniques, microscope operation, and the interpretation of
to plasticity. Survey and analysis of working operations of
images produced from a variety of specimens, and to supple-
forging, extrusion, rolling, wire drawing and sheet-metal
ment the lectures in MTGN456. Co-requisite: MTGN456.
forming. Metallurgical structure evolution during working.
3 hours lab; 1 semester hour.
Prerequisites: EGGN320 and MTGN348 or EGGN390.
MTGN461. TRANSPORT PHENOMENA AND REACTOR
2 hours lecture; 3 hours lab, 3 semester hours
DESIGN FOR METALLURGICAL-AND-MATERIALS
MTGN466. MATERIALS DESIGN: SYNTHESIS, CHAR-
ENGINEERS (I) Introduction to the conserved-quantities:
ACTERIZATION AND SELECTION (II) Application of
momentum, heat, and mass transfer, and application of chem-
fundamental materials-engineering principles to the design of
ical kinetics to elementary reactor-design. Examples from
systems for extraction and synthesis, and to the selection of
materials processing and process metallurgy. Molecular
materials. Systems covered range from those used for metal-
transport properties: viscosity, thermal conductivity, and
lurgical processing to those used for processing of emergent
mass diffusivity of materials encountered during processing
materials. Microstructural design, characterization and prop-
operations. Uni-directional transport: problem formulation
erties evaluation provide the basis for linking synthesis to
based on the required balance of the conserved- quantity ap-
applications. Selection criteria tied to specific requirements
plied to a control-volume. Prediction of velocity, temperature
such as corrosion resistance, wear and abrasion resistance,
and concentration profiles. Equations of change: continuity,
high temperature service, cryogenic service, vacuum sys-
motion, and energy. Transport with two independent variables
tems, automotive systems, electronic and optical systems,
(unsteady-state behavior). Interphase transport: dimensionless
high strength/weight ratios, recycling, economics and safety
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issues. Materials investigated include mature and emergent
Military Science (AROTC)
metallic, ceramic and composite systems used in the manu-
Freshman Year
facturing and fabrication industries. Student-team design-
*Indicates courses that may be used to satisfy PAGN
activities including oral- and written–reports. Prerequisite:
semester requirements.
MTGN351, MTGN352, MTGN445 and MTGN461 or Con-
*MSGN103. ADVENTURES IN LEADERSHIP I (I)
sent of Instructor. 1 hour lecture, 6 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
Development of individual skills necessary to become an
MTGN475. METALLURGY OF WELDING (I) Introduc-
effective small group leader. Training is challenging and
tion to welding processes thermal aspects; metallurgical
encompasses a wide variety of skills. A major emphasis is
evaluation of resulting microstructures; attendant phase
placed on map reading and land navigation principles, in-
transformations; selection of filler metals; stresses; stress
cluding use of the lensatic compass, terrain interpretation,
relief and annealing; preheating and post heating; distortion
intersection, resection, and magnetic declination. Cadets also
and defects; welding ferrous and nonferrous alloys; and, weld-
receive training in marksmanship, physical training (PT), and
ing tests. Prerequisite: MTGN348. Co-requisite: MTGN477.
military drill, and the Army organization. Lab Fee. 1 hour
2 hours lecture; 2 semester hours.
lecture, 2 hours lab, 3 hours PT, and 80 hours field training;
MTGN477. METALLURGY OF WELDING LABORATORY
2 semester hours.
(I) Experiments designed to supplement the lectures in
*MSGN104. ADVENTURES IN LEADERSHIP II (II)
MTGN475. Prerequisite: MTGN475. 3 hours lab; 1 semester
Continuation of MSGN103 training with increased emphasis
hour.
on leadership. Training also includes small unit tactics, and
MTGN498. SPECIAL TOPICS IN METALLURGICAL
First Aid training. Lab Fee. 1 hour lecture, 2 hours lab,
AND MATERIALS ENGINEERING (I, II) Pilot course or
3 hours PT, and 80 hours field training; 2 semester hours.
special topics course. Topics chosen from special interests of
MSGN198. SPECIAL TOPICS IN MILITARY SCIENCE
instructor(s) and student(s). The course topic is generally
(I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen
offered only once. Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor. 1 to 3
from special interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually
semester hours.
the course is offered only once. Prerequisite: Instructor con-
MTGN499. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Independent
sent. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
advanced-work leading to a comprehensive report. This work
MSGN199. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Individual
may take the form of conferences, library, and laboratory
research or special problem projects supervised by a faculty
work. Selection of problem is arranged between student and
member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a sub-
a specific Department faculty-member. Prerequisite: Selec-
ject matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: “Indepen-
tion of topic with consent of faculty supervisor; “Independent
dent Study” form must be completed and submitted to the
Study Form” must be completed and submitted to Registrar.
Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
1 to 3 semester hours.
Sophomore Year
*MSGN203. ADVENTURES IN LEADERSHIP III (I)
Continues the development of those individual skills taught
in MSGN103 and 104. Increased emphasis on the role of the
Leader/Trainer. Cadets receive training in First Aid. As with
MSGN103, the majority of the training is in the field. Lab
Fee. 1 hour lecture, 2 hours lab, 3 hours PT, and 80 hours
field training; 2 semester hours.
*MSGN204. ADVENTURES IN LEADERSHIP IV (II)
In this course emphasis is on development of leadership
skills necessary in a small group environment. Students are
trained in the mechanics of small unit tactics, the required to
perform in various leadership positions. Cadets take an in-
creased role in the planning and execution of cadet activities.
Lab Fee. 1 hour lecture, 2 hours lab, 3 hours PT, and 80
hours field training; 2 semester hours.
MSGN298. SPECIAL TOPICS IN MILITARY SCIENCE
(I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen
from special interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually
the course is offered only once. Prerequisite: Instructor con-
sent. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
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MSGN399. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Individual re-
MSGN301. APPLIED PRINCIPLES OF LEADERSHIP
search or special problem projects supervised by a faculty
AND COMMAND I (I) An introduction to the organization
member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a sub-
of the U.S. Army in the field. Application of leadership prin-
ject matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: “Indepen-
ciples in the command environment emphasizing motivation,
dent Study” form must be completed and submitted to the
performance counseling, group development, ethics, and
Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
attention to detail. Lab Fee. Prerequisite: Enrollment in the
Senior Year
AROTC Advanced Course or consent of department. 3 hours
MSGN401. ETHICS, PROFESSIONALISM, AND MILI-
lecture; 3 semester hours.
TARY JUSTICE (I) An introduction to military ethics and
MSGN302. APPLIED PRINCIPLES OF LEADERSHIP
professionalism with emphasis on the code of the officer. A
AND COMMAND II (II) The theory and practice of small
study of military justice and its application to military life.
unit tactical operations to include small unit tactics, military
Orientation to Army administrative, training, and logistics
problems analysis, communications techniques, and troop
systems. Pre-commissioning orientation. Prerequisite: Enroll-
leading procedures. Prerequisite: Enrollment in the AROTC
ment in the AROTC Advanced Course or consent of depart-
Advanced Course or consent of department. Lab Fee. 3 hours
ment. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
lecture; 3 semester hours.
MSGN402. THE AMERICAN MILITARY EXPERIENCE
MSGN303. LEADERSHIP LABORATORY (I) Develop-
(II) A study of the history of the United States military in
ment of military leadership techniques to include preparation
order to better understand the role played by the armed forces
of operation plans, presentation of instruction, and super-
in American society today through a study of the origins and
vision of underclass military cadets. Instruction in military
development of military policy, organization and technology;
drill, ceremonies, and customs and courtesies of the Army.
relating these to political, social and economic development
Must be taken in conjunction with MSGN301. Prerequisite:
during this period.
Enrollment in the AROTC Advanced Course or consent of
MSGN403. LEADERSHIP LABORATORY (I) Continued
department. Lab Fee. 2 hours lab, 3 hours PT, 80 hours field
development of leadership techniques by assignment in the
training; .5 semester hour.
command and staff positions in the Cadet Battalion. Cadets
MSGN304. LEADERSHIP LABORATORY (II) Continued
are expected to plan and execute much of the training associ-
development of military leadership techniques with the major
ated with the day-to-day operations within the cadet battal-
emphasis on leading an Infantry Squad. Training is “hands-on.”
ion. Utilizing the troop leading and management principles
Practical exercises are used to increase understanding of the
learned in previous classes, cadets analyze the problems
principles of leadership learned in MSGN302. Must be taken
which the battalion faces, develop strategies, brief recom-
in conjunction with MSGN302. Prerequisite: Enrollment in
mendations, and execute the approved plan. Lab Fee. Pre-
the ROTC Advanced Course or consent of department. Lab
requisite: Enrollment in the AROTC Advanced Course or
Fee. 2 hours lab, 3 hours PT, 80 hours field training; .5 se-
consent of department. 2 hours lab, 1 hour PT, and 80 hours
mester hour.
field training; .5 semester hour.
ADVANCED CAMP (Fort Lewis, WA) A six (6) week Ad-
MSGN404. LEADERSHIP LABORATORY (II) Continued
vanced Camp is required for completion of the AROTC pro-
leadership development by serving in the command and staff
gram. The camp should be attended between the junior and
positions in the Cadet Battalion. Cadets take a large role in
senior year. The emphasis at Advanced Camp is placed on
determining the goals and direction of the cadet organization,
the development of individual leadership initiative and self-
under supervision of the cadre. Cadets are required to plan
confidence. Students are rated on their performance in vari-
and organize cadet outings and much of the training of under-
ous positions of leadership during the camp period. The U.S.
classmen. Lab Fee. Prerequisite: Enrollment in the AROTC
Army reimburses students for travel to and from Advanced
Advanced Course or consent of department. Lab Fee. 2 hours
Camp. In addition, students receive approximately $600.00
lab, 1 hour PT, and 80 hours field training; .5 semester hour.
pay while attending camp. Prerequisite: Enrollment in the
MSGN497. SPECIAL STUDIES IN LEADERSHIP AND
AROTC Advanced Course and successful completion of
SMALL GROUP DYNAMICS I (I) The course is specifi-
MSGN301 through 304.
cally geared to the unique leadership challenges faced by
MSGN398. SPECIAL TOPICS IN MILITARY SCIENCE
individuals involved in CSM student government and other
(I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen
campus leadership positions. Instruction emphasis is on forces
from special interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually
and dynamics which shape and define leader/manager’s job
the course is offered only once. Prerequisite: Instructor con-
in the campus environment. Prerequisite: Currently appointed
sent. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
or elected leader of a recognized student organization or con-
sent of the department head. 1 hour lecture and 5 hours lab;
3 semester hours.
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MSGN498. SPECIAL TOPICS IN MILITARY SCIENCE
amples and historical Air Force leaders and will continue to
(I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen
develop their communication skills. Leadership Laboratory is
from special interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually
mandatory for AFROTC cadets and complements this course
the course is offered only once. Prerequisite: Instructor con-
by providing cadets with followership experiences. 1 hour
sent. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
lecture, 1.5 hours lab; 1.5 semester hours.
MSGN499. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Individual re-
AFAS104. DEVELOPMENT OF AIR POWER II A contin-
search or special problem projects supervised by a faculty
uation of DEVELOPMENT OF AIR POWER I. One 1-hour
member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a sub-
lecture and one 1.5 hour lab per week; 1.5 semester hours.
ject matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: “Indepen-
AFAS105. AIR FORCE MANAGEMENT AND LEADER-
dent Study” form must be completed and submitted to the
SHIP I Two 1.5 hour seminars and one 1.5 hour lab per
Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
week. This course is a study of leadership, management
(AFROTC)
fundamentals, professional knowledge, Air Force personnel
AFAS100. AFROTC P/T .5 hours
and evaluation systems, leadership ethics, and communica-
AFAS101. THE AIR FORCE TODAY I This course deals
tion skills required of an Air Force junior officer. Case studies
with the US Air Force in the contemporary world through a
are used to examine Air Force leadership and management
study of the total force structure, strategic offensive and
situations as a means of demonstrating and exercising practi-
defensive forces, general purpose forces, aerospace support
cal application of the concepts being studied. A mandatory
forces, and the development of communicative skills. 1 hour
Leadership Laboratory complements this course by providing
lecture, 1.5 hours lab; 1.5 semester hour.
advanced leadership experiences in officer-type activities,
giving students the opportunity to apply leadership and man-
AFAS102. THE AIR FORCE TODAY II A continuation of
agement principles of this course. 3 hours lecture, 1.5 hours
The Air Force Today I. 1 hour lecture, 1.5 hours lab; 1.5
lab; 3.5 semester hours.
semester hour.
AFAS106. AIR FORCE MANAGEMENT AND LEADER-
AFAS103. DEVELOPMENT OF AIR POWER I One
SHIP II A continuation of AIR FORCE MANAGEMENT
1-hour lecture and one 1.5 hour lab per week. This course is
AND LEADERSHIP I. Two 1.5 hour seminars and 1.5 hour
designed to examine general aspects of air and space power
lab per week. 3 hours lecture, 1.5 hours lab; 3.5 semester
through a historical perspective. Utilizing this perspective,
hours.
the course covers a time period from the first balloons and
dirigibles to the space-age global positioning systems of the
AFAS107. NATIONAL SECURITY FORCES IN CON-
Persian Gulf War. Historical examples are provided to extrapo-
TEMPORARY AMERICAN SOCIETY I Two 1.5 hour
late the development of Air Force capabilities (competencies),
seminars and one 1.5 hour lab per week. This course exam-
and missions (functions) to demonstrate the evolution of what
ines the national security process, regional studies, advanced
has become today’s USAF air and space power. Furthermore,
leadership ethics, and Air Force doctrine. Special topics of
the course examines several fundamental truths associated
interest focus on the military as a profession, officership,
with war in the third dimension: e.g., Principles of War and
military justice, civilian control of the military, preparation
Tenets of Air and Space Power. As a whole, this course pro-
for active duty, and current issues affecting military profes-
vides the students with a knowledge level understanding for
sionalism. Within this structure, continued emphasis is given
the general element and employment of air and space power,
to refining communication skills. A mandatory Leadership
from an institutional doctrinal and historical perspective. In
Laboratory complements this course by providing advanced
addition, the students will continue to discuss the importance
leadership and management principles of this course. 3 hours
of the Air Force Core Values with the use of operational ex-
lecture, 1.5 hours lab; 3.5 semester hours.
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Mining Engineering
MNGN312. SURFACE MINE DESIGN (I) (WI) Analysis
Freshman Year
of elements of surface mine operation and design of surface
MNGN198. SPECIAL TOPICS IN MINING ENGINEER-
mining system components with emphasis on minimization
ING (I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics
of adverse environmental impact and maximization of effi-
chosen from special interests of instructor(s) and student(s).
cient use of mineral resources. Ore estimates, unit operations,
Usually the course is offered only once. Prerequisite: Instruc-
equipment selection, final pit determinations, short- and long-
tor consent. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
range planning, road layouts, dump planning, and cost esti-
mation. Prerequisite: MNGN210 and MNGN300. 2 hours
MNGN199. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) (WI) Indi-
lecture, 3 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
vidual research or special problem projects supervised by
a faculty member, also, when a student and instructor agree
MNGN316. COAL MINING METHODS (II) (WI) Devoted
on a subject matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite:
to surface and underground coal mining methods and design.
“Independent Study” form must be completed and submitted
The surface mining portion emphasizes area-mining methods,
to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
including pertinent design-related regulations, and over-
burden removal systems. Pit layout, sequencing, overburden
Sophomore Year
equipment selection and cost estimation are presented. The
MNGN210. INTRODUCTORY MINING (I, II) Survey of
underground mining portion emphasizes general mine layout;
mining and mining economics. Topics include mining law,
detailed layout of continuous, conventional, longwall, and
exploration and sampling, reserve estimation, project evalua-
shortwall sections. General cost and manning requirements;
tion, basic unit operations including drilling, blasting, load-
and production analysis. Federal and state health and safety
ing and hauling, support, shaft sinking and an introduction to
regulations are included in all aspects of mine layout. Pre-
surface and underground mining methods. Prerequisite:
requisite: MNGN210. 2 hours lecture, 2 semester hours
None. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
MNGN321. INTRODUCTION TO ROCK MECHANICS
MNGN298. SPECIAL TOPICS IN MINING ENGINEER-
Physical properties of rock, and fundamentals of rock sub-
ING (I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics
stance and rock mass response to applied loads. Principles
chosen from special interests of instructor(s) and student(s).
of elastic analysis and stress-strain relationships. Elementary
Usually the course is offered only once. Prerequisite: Instruc-
principles of the theoretical and applied design of under-
tor consent. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
ground openings and pit slopes. Emphasis on practical ap-
MNGN300. SUMMER FIELD SESSION (S) Classroom
plied aspects. Prerequisite: DCGN241 or MNGN317. 2 hours
and field instructions in the theory and practice of surface
lecture, 3 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
and underground mine surveying. Introduction to the applica-
MNGN333. EXPLOSIVES ENGINEERING I This course
tion of various computer-aided mine design software packages
gives students in engineering and applied sciences the oppor-
incorporated in upper division mining courses. Prerequisite:
tunity to examine and develop a fundamental knowledge in-
completion of sophomore year; Duration: first three weeks of
cluding terminology and understanding of explosives science
field term; 3 semester hours.
and engineering concepts. Student learning will be demon-
MNGN317. DYNAMICS FOR MINING ENGINEERS (II)
strated by assignments, quizzes, and exams. Learning assis-
For mining engineering majors only. Absolute and relative
tance will come in the form of multidisciplinary lectures
motions, kinetics, work-energy, impulse-momentum and
complemented by a few experts’ lectures from government,
angular impulse-momentum. Prerequisite: MACS213/223,
industry and the explosives engineering community. 3 semes-
DCGN241. 1 hour lecture; 1 semester hour.
ter hours. Pre-requisites: none.
Junior Year
MNGN340. COOPERATIVE EDUCATION (I, II, S) Super-
MNGN308. MINE SAFETY (I) Causes and prevention of
vised, full-time, engineering-related employment for a con-
accidents. Mine safety regulations. Mine rescue training.
tinuous six-month period (or its equivalent) in which specific
Safety management and organization. Prerequisite: MNGN210.
educational objectives are achieved. Prerequisite: Second
1 hour lecture; 1 semester hour. Should be taken concurrently
semester sophomore status and a cumulative grade-point
with MNGN309.
average of at least 2.00. 0 to 3 semester hours. Cooperative
MNGN309. MINING ENGINEERING LABORATORY (I)
Education credit does not count toward graduation except
Training in practical mine labor functions including: opera-
under special conditions.
tion of jackleg drills, jumbo drills, muckers, and LHD ma-
MNGN398. SPECIAL TOPICS IN MINING ENGINEER-
chines. Training stresses safe operation of equipment and
ING (I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics
safe handling of explosives. Introduction to front-line man-
chosen from special interests of instructor(s) and student(s).
agement techniques. Prerequisite: MNGN210. 2 semester
Usually the course is offered only once. Prerequisite: Instruc-
hours. Should be taken concurrently with MNGN308.
tor consent. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
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MNGN399. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) (WI) Individ-
around excavations using analytical and numerical methods.
ual research or special problem projects supervised by a fac-
Collections, preparation, and evaluation of in situ and labora-
ulty member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a
tory data for excavation design. Use of rock mass rating sys-
subject matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: “Inde-
tems for site characterization and excavation design. Study of
pendent Study” form must be completed and submitted to the
support types and selection of support for underground exca-
Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
vations. Use of numerical models for design of shafts, tun-
Senior Year
nels and large chambers. Prerequisite: Instructor’s consent.
MNGN314. UNDERGROUND MINE DESIGN (II) Selec-
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours. Offered in odd years.
tion, design, and development of most suitable underground
MNGN407. ROCK FRAGMENTATION (II) Theory and
mining methods based upon the physical and the geological
application of rock drilling, rock boring, explosives, blasting,
properties of mineral deposits (metallics and nonmetallics),
and mechanical rock breakage. Design of blasting rounds,
conservation considerations, and associated environmental
applications to surface and underground excavation. Pre-
impacts. Reserve estimates, development and production
requisite: DCGN241 concurrent enrollment or instructors con-
planning, engineering drawings for development and extrac-
sent. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours. Offered in odd years.
tion, underground haulage systems, and cost estimates. Pre-
MNGN408 UNDERGROUND DESIGN AND CONSTRUC-
requisite: MNGN210 and MNGN300. 2 hours lecture,
TION (I) Soil and rock engineering applied to underground
3 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
civil works. Tunneling and the construction of underground
MNGN322. INTRODUCTION TO MINERAL PROCESS-
openings for power facilities, water conveyance, transporta-
ING (I) Principles and practice of crushing, grinding, size
tion, and waste disposal; design, excavation and support of
classification; mineral concentration technologies including
underground openings. Emphasis on consulting practice, case
magnetic and electrostatic separation, gravity separation, and
studies, geotechnical design, and construction methods. Pre-
flotation. Sedimentation, thickening, filtration and product dry-
requisite: EGGN361, MNGN321, or instructor’s consent.
ing as well as tailings disposal technologies are included. The
3 hours of lecture; 3 semester hours.
course is open to all CSM students. Prerequisite: PHGN200/
MNGN410. EXCAVATION PROJECT MANAGEMENT (II)
210, MACS213/223. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
Successful implementation and management of surface and
MNGN323. INTRODUCTORY MINERAL PROCESSING
underground construction projects, preparation of contract
LABORATORY (I) Experiments and assignments to accom-
documents, project bidding and estimating, contract awarding
pany MTGN322. Hands-on experience includes crushing,
and notice to proceed, value engineering, risk management,
grinding, sizing, particle-size-determination, magnetic sepa-
construction management and dispute resolution, evaluation
ration, gravity concentration, coal analysis, flotation and cir-
of differing site conditions claims. Prerequisite: MNGN 210
cuit analysis. Prerequisite: MTGN322 or concurrent
or instructors consent, 2-hour lecture, 2 semester hours.
enrollment. 3 hours lab; 1 semester hour.
MNGN414. MINE PLANT DESIGN (I) Analysis of mine
MNGN404. TUNNELING (I) Modern tunneling techniques.
plant elements with emphasis on design. Materials handling,
Emphasis on evaluation of ground conditions, estimation of
dewatering, hoisting, belt conveyor and other material han-
support requirements, methods of tunnel driving and boring,
dling systems for underground mines. Prerequisite: MNGN312,
design systems and equipment, and safety. Prerequisite:
MNGN314 or consent of lecturer. 0 hours lecture, 3 hours
None. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
lab; 1 semester hour.
MNGN405. ROCK MECHANICS IN MINING (I) The
MNGN418. ADVANCED ROCK MECHANICSAnalytical
course deals with the rock mechanics aspect of design of
and numerical modeling analysis of stresses and displacements
mine layouts developed in both underground and surface.
induced around engineering excavations in rock. In-situ
Underground mining sections includes design of coal and
stress. Rock failure criteria. Complete load deformation
hard rock pillars, mine layout design for tabular and massive
behavior of rocks. Measurement and monitoring techniques
ore bodies, assessment of caving characteristics of ore bodies,
in rock mechanics. Principles of design of excavation in
performance and application of backfill, and phenomenon of
rocks. Analytical, numerical modeling and empirical design
rock burst and its alleviation. Surface mining portion covers
methods. Probabilistic and deterministic approaches to rock
rock mass characterization, failure modes of slopes excavated
engineering designs. Excavation design examples for shafts,
in rock masses, probabilistic and deterministic approaches to
tunnels, large chambers and mine pillars. Seismic loading of
design of slopes, and remedial measures for slope stability
structures in rock. Phenomenon of rock burst and its allevia-
problems. Prerequisite: MNGN321 or equivalent. 3 hours
tion. Prerequisite: MNGN321 or professor’s consent. 3 hours
lecture; 3 semester hours.
lecture; 3 semester hours.
MNGN406. DESIGN AND SUPPORT OF UNDERGROUND
MNGN421. DESIGN OF UNDERGROUND EXCAVATIONS
EXCAVATIONSDesign of underground excavations and
(II) Design of underground openings in competent and
support. Analysis of stress and rock mass deformations
broken ground using rock mechanics principles. Rock bolting
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design and other ground support methods. Coal, evaporite,
and unit processes with those applicable to waste and efflu-
metallic and nonmetallic deposits included. Prerequisite:
ent control, disposal and materials recycling are covered.
MNGN321, concurrent enrollment or instructor’s consent.
Engineering design and engineering cost components are
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
also included for some examples chosen. The ratio of funda-
MNGN422/522. FLOTATION Science and engineering
mentals applications coverage is about 1:1. Prerequisite: con-
governing the practice of mineral concentration by flotation.
sent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
Interfacial phenomena, flotation reagents, mineral-reagent
MNGN433. MINE SYSTEMS ANALYSIS I (II) Applica-
interactions, and zeta-potential are covered. Flotation circuit
tion of statistics, systems analysis, and operations research
design and evaluation as well as tailings handling are also
techniques to mineral industry problems. Laboratory work
covered. The course also includes laboratory demonstrations
using computer techniques to improve efficiency of mining
of some fundamental concepts. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester
operations. Prerequisite: MACS323 or equivalent course in
hours.
statistics; senior or graduate status. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours
MNGN423. FLOTATION LABORATORY (I) Experiments
lab; 3 semester hours.
to accompany the lectures in MNGN422. Corequisite:
MNGN434. PROCESS ANALYSIS Projects to accompany
MNGN421 or consent of instructor. 3 hours lab; 1 semester
the lectures in MNGN422. Prerequisite: MNGN422 or con-
hour.
sent of instructor. 3 hours lab; 1 semester hour.
MNGN424. MINE VENTILATION (II) Fundamentals of
MNGN436. UNDERGROUND COAL MINE DESIGN (II)
mine ventilation, including control of gas, dust, temperature,
Design of an underground coal mine based on an actual coal
and humidity; ventilation network analysis and design of
reserve. This course shall utilize all previous course material
systems. Prerequisite: EGGN351, EGGN371 and MNGN314
in the actual design of an underground coal mine. Ventilation,
or instructors consent. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 3 semes-
materials handling, electrical transmission and distribution,
ter hours.
fluid mechanics, equipment selection and application, mine
MNGN427. MINE VALUATION (II) Course emphasis is on
plant design. Information from all basic mining survey
the business aspects of mining. Topics include time valuation
courses will be used. Prerequisite: MNGN316, MNGN321,
of money and interest formulas, cash flow, investment cri-
MNGN414, EGGN329 and MNGN381 or MNGN384. Con-
teria, tax considerations, risk and sensitivity analysis, escala-
current enrollment with the consent of instructor permitted.
tion and inflation and cost of capital. Calculation procedures
3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
are illustrated by case studies. Computer programs are used.
MNGN438. GEOSTATISTICS (I) Introduction to elemen-
Prerequisite: Senior in Mining, graduate status or consent of
tary probability theory and its applications in engineering
instructor. 2 hours lecture; 2 semester hours.
and sciences; discrete and continuous probability distribu-
MNGN428. MINING ENGINEERING EVALUATION
tions; parameter estimation; hypothesis testing; linear regres-
AND DESIGN REPORT I (I) (WI) Preparation of phase I
sion; spatial correlations and geostatistics with emphasis on
engineering report based on coordination of all previous
applications in earth sciences and engineering. Prerequisites:
work. Includes mineral deposit selection, geologic descrip-
MACS112. 2 hours of lecture and 3 hours of lab. 3 semester
tion, mining method selection, ore reserve determination, and
hours.
permit process outline. Emphasis is on detailed mine design
MNGN440. EQUIPMENT REPLACEMENT ANALYSIS (I)
and cost analysis evaluation in preparation for MNGN429.
Introduction to the fundamentals of classical equipment re-
3 hours lab; 1 semester hour.
placement theory. Emphasis on new, practical approaches to
MNGN429. MINING ENGINEERING EVALUATION
equipment replacement decision making. Topics include:
AND DESIGN REPORT II (II) (WI) Preparation of formal
operating and maintenance costs, obsolescence factors, tech-
engineering report based on all course work in the mining
nological changes, salvage, capital investments, minimal
option. Emphasis is on mine design, equipment selection,
average annual costs, optimum economic life, infinite and
production scheduling, evaluation and cost analysis. Pre-
finite planning horizons, replacement cycles, replacement vs.
requisite: MNGN427, 428. 3 hours lab; 2 semester hours.
expansion, maximization of returns from equipment replace-
ment expenditures. Prerequisite: MNGN427, senior or gradu-
MNGN431. MINING AND METALLURGICAL ENVI-
ate status. 2 hours lecture; 2 semester hours.
RONMENT This course covers studies of the interface
between mining and metallurgical process engineering and
MNGN444. EXPLOSIVES ENGINEERING II This course
environmental engineering areas. Wastes, effluents and their
gives students in engineering and applied sciences the oppor-
point sources in mining and metallurgical processes such as
tunity to acquire the fundamental concepts of explosives
mineral concentration, value extraction and process metal-
engineering and science applications as they apply to indus-
lurgy are studied in context. Fundamentals of unit operations
try and real life examples. Students will expand upon their
MNGN333 knowledge and develop a more advanced knowl-
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edge base including an understanding of the subject as it ap-
Petroleum Engineering
plies to their specific project interests. Assignments, quizzes,
Freshman Year
concept modeling and their project development and presen-
PEGN102. INTRODUCTION TO PETROLEUM INDUSTRY
tation will demonstrate student’s progress.
(II) A survey of the elements comprising the petroleum
MNGN445/545. ROCK SLOPE ENGINEERING Introduc-
industry-exploration, development, processing, transportation,
tion to the analysis and design of slopes excavated in rock.
distribution, engineering ethics and professionalism. This
Rock mass classification and strength determinations, geo-
elective course is recommended for all PE majors, minors,
logical structural parameters, properties of fracture sets, data
and other interested students. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
collection techniques, hydrological factors, methods of
PEGN198. SPECIAL TOPICS IN PETROLEUM ENGI-
analysis of slope stability, wedge intersections, monitoring
NEERING (I, II) Pilot course or special topics course.
and maintenance of final pit slopes, classification of slides.
Topics chosen from special interests of instructor(s) and stu-
Deterministic and probabilistic approaches in slope design.
dent(s). Usually the course is offered only once. Prerequisite:
Remedial measures. Laboratory and field exercise in slope
Instructor consent. Variable credit; 1 to 6 semester hours.
design. Collection of data and specimens in the field for de-
PEGN199. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Individual re-
terring physical properties required for slope design. Applica-
search or special problem projects supervised by a faculty
tion of numerical modeling and analytical techniques to slope
member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a sub-
stability determinations for hard rock and soft rock environ-
ject matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: “Indepen-
ments. Prerequisite: Instructor’s consent. 3 hours lecture.
dent Study” form must be completed and submitted to the
3 hours semester hours.
Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6 semester hours.
MNGN452/552. SOLUTION MINING AND PROCESSING
Sophomore Year
OF ORES (II) Theory and application of advanced methods
PEGN251. FLUID MECHANICS (II) Fundamental course
of extracting and processing of minerals, underground or in
in engineering fluid flow introducing flow in pipelines, sur-
situ, to recover solutions and concentrates of value-materials,
face facilities and oil and gas wells. Theory and application
by minimization of the traditional surface processing and
of incompressible and compressible flow, fluid statics, di-
disposal of tailings to minimize environmental impacts. Pre-
mensional analysis, laminar and turbulent flow, Newtonian
requisite: Senior or graduate status; instructor’s consent.
and non-Newtonian fluids, and two-phase flow. Lecture for-
3 hours lecture, 3 semester hours. Offered in spring.
mat with demonstrations and practical problem solving, coor-
MNGN460. INDUSTRIAL MINERALS PRODUCTION (II)
dinated with PEGN 308. Students cannot receive credit for
This course describes the engineering principles and practices
both PEGN 251 Fluid Mechanics and EGGN351 Fluid Me-
associated with quarry mining operations related to the cement
chanics. Prerequisite: MACS213. Co-requisites: PEGN 308,
and aggregates industries. The course will cover resource defi-
DCGN209, DCGN241. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
nition, quarry planning and design, extraction, and process-
PEGN298. SPECIAL TOPICS IN PETROLEUM ENGI-
ing of material for cement and aggregate production. Permitting
NEERING (I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics
issues and reclamation, particle sizing and environmental
chosen from special interests of instructor(s) and student(s).
practices, will be studied in depth. Prerequisite: MNGN312,
Usually the course is offered only once. Prerequisite: Instruc-
MNGN318, MNGN322, MNGN323, or consent of instructor.
tor consent. Variable credit; 1 to 6 semester hours.
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours. Offered in spring.
PEGN299. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Individual re-
MNGN482. MINE MANAGEMENT (II) Basic principles
search or special problem projects supervised by a faculty
of successful mine management, supervision, administrative
member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a sub-
policies, industrial and human engineering. Prerequisite:
ject matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: “Indepen-
Senior or graduate status or consent of instructor. 2 hours
dent Study” form must be completed and submitted to the
lecture; 2 semester hours. Offered in odd years.
Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6 semester hours.
MNGN498. SPECIAL TOPICS IN MINING ENGINEERING
PEGN308. RESERVOIR ROCK PROPERTIES (II) (WI)
(I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen
Introduction to basic reservoir rock properties and their meas-
from special interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually
urements. Topics covered include: porosity, saturations, volu-
the course is offered only once. Prerequisite: Instructor con-
metric equations, land descriptions, trapping mechanism,
sent. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
pressure and temperature gradients, abnormally pressured
MNGN499. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) (WI) Indi-
reservoirs. Darcy’s law for linear horizontal and tilted flow,
vidual research or special problem projects supervised by
radial flow for single phase liquids and gases, multiphase
a faculty member, also, when a student and instructor agree
flow (relative permeability). Capillary pressure and formation
on a subject matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite:
compressibility are also discussed. This course is designated
“Independent Study” form must be completed and submitted
as a writing intensive course (WI). Co-requisites: DCGN241,
to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
PEGN251. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
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semester sophomore status and a cumulative grade-point
PEGN305 COMPUTATIONAL METHODS IN PETRO-
average of at least 2.00. 0 to 3 semester hours. Cooperative
LEUM ENGINEERING (I) This course is an introduction to
Education credit does not count toward graduation except
computers and computer programming applied to petroleum
under special conditions.
engineering. Emphasis will be on learning Visual Basic pro-
PEGN361. COMPLETION ENGINEERING (II) (WI) This
gramming techniques to solve engineering problems. A toolbox
class is a continuation from drilling in PEGN311 into com-
of fluid property and numerical techniques will be developed.
pletion operations. Topics are casing design, cement plan-
Prerequisite: MACS213. 2 hours lecture; 2 semester hours.
ning, completion techniques and equipment, tubing design,
PEGN310. RESERVOIR FLUID PROPERTIES (I) Proper-
wellhead selection, and sand control, and perforation proce-
ties of fluids encountered in petroleum engineering. Phase
dures. This course is designed as a writing intensive course
behavior, density, viscosity, interfacial tension, and composi-
(WI). Prerequisite: PEGN311, EGGN320. 3 hours lecture;
tion of oil, gas, and brine systems. Interpreting lab data for
3 semester hours.
engineering applications. Flash calculations with k-values
PEGN398. SPECIAL TOPICS IN PETROLEUM ENGI-
and equation of state. Introduction to reservoir simulation
NEERING (I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics
software. Prerequisites: DCGN209, PEGN308. Co-requisite:
chosen from special interests of instructor(s) and student(s).
PEGN305. 2 hours lecture; 2 semester hours.
Usually the course is offered only once. Prerequisite: Instruc-
PEGN311. DRILLING ENGINEERING (I) Study of
tor consent. Variable credit; 1 to 6 semester hours.
drilling fluid design, rig hydraulics, drilling contracts, rig se-
PEGN399. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Individual re-
lection, rotary system, blowout control, bit selection, drill
search or special problem projects supervised by a faculty
string design, directional drilling, and casing seat selection.
member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a sub-
Prerequisites: PEGN251, PEGN315, DCGN241. 3 hours lec-
ject matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: “Indepen-
ture, 3 hours lab; 4 semester hours.
dent Study” form must be completed and submitted to the
PEGN315. SUMMER FIELD SESSION I (S) This two-
Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6 semester hours.
week course taken after the completion of the sophomore
PEGN411. MECHANICS OF PETROLEUM PRODUCTION
year is designed to introduce the student to oil and gas field
(II) Nodal analysis for pipe and formation deliverability in-
and other engineering operations. Engineering design prob-
cluding single and multiphase flow. Natural flow and design
lems are integrated throughout the two-week session. On-site
of artificial lift methods including gas lift, sucker rod pumps,
visits to various oil field operations in the past included the
electrical submersible pumps, and hydraulic pumps. Pre-
Rocky Mountain region, the U.S. Gulf Coast, California,
requisites: PEGN 251, PEGN308, PEGN310, and PEGN311.
Alaska, Canada and Europe. Topics covered include drilling,
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
completions, stimulations, surface facilities, production, arti-
ficial lift, reservoir, geology and geophysics. Also included
PEGN419. WELL LOG ANALYSIS AND FORMATION
are environmental and safety issues as related to the petro-
EVALUATION (I) An introduction to well logging methods,
leum industry. Prerequisite: PEGN308. 2 semester hours.
including the relationship between measured properties and
reservoir properties. Analysis of log suites for reservoir size
PEGN316. SUMMER FIELD SESSION II (S) This two-
and content. Graphical and analytical methods will be devel-
week course is taken after the completion of the junior year.
oped to allow the student to better visualize the reservoir, its
An intensive on-site study of the Rangely Oil Field is under-
contents, and its potential for production. Use of the com-
taken. Emphasis is placed on the multidisciplinary nature of
puter as a tool to handle data, create graphs and log traces,
reservoir management. Field trips in the area provide the op-
and make computations of reservoir parameters is required.
portunity to study eolian, fluvial, lacustrine, near shore, and
Prerequisite: PEGN308. Co-requisites: PEGN310, GEOL315.
marine depositional systems. These field trips provide the
2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
setting for understanding the complexity of each system in
the context of reservoir development and management.
Senior Year
Petroleum systems including the source, maturity, and trap-
PEGN413. GAS MEASUREMENT AND FORMATION
ping of hydrocarbons are studied in the context of petroleum
EVALUATION LAB (I) (WI) This lab investigates the prop-
exploration and development. Geologic methods incorporat-
erties of a gas such as vapor pressure, dew point pressure,
ing both surface and subsurface data are used extensively.
and field methods of measuring gas volumes. The application
Prerequisite: PEGN315, PEGN361, PEGN411, PEGN419
of well logging and formation evaluation concepts are also
and GEOL308, GEOL315. 2 semester hours.
investigated. This course is designated as a writing intensive
course (WI). Prerequisites: PEGN308, PEGN310, PEGN419.
PEGN340. COOPERATIVE EDUCATION (I, II, S) Super-
6 hours lab; 2 semester hours.
vised, full-time, engineering-related employment for a con-
tinuous six-month period (or its equivalent) in which specific
PEGN414. WELL TEST ANALYSIS AND DESIGN (I)
educational objectives are achieved. Prerequisite: Second
Solution to the diffusivity equation. Transient well testing:
build-up, drawdown, multi-rate test analysis for oil and gas.
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Flow tests and well deliverabilities. Type curve analysis.
emphasis on applications in earth sciences and engineering.
Superposition, active and interference tests. Well test design.
Prerequisites: MACS115. 2 hours lecture; 3 hours lab; 3 se-
Prerequisite: MACS315. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
mester hours.
PEGN422. ECONOMICS AND EVALUATION OF OIL
PEGN439/GEGN439/GPGN439. MULTIDISCIPLINARY
AND GAS PROJECTS (I) Project economics for oil and gas
PETROLEUM DESIGN (II) This is a multidisciplinary de-
projects under conditions of certainty and uncertainty. Topics
sign course that integrates fundamentals and design concepts
include time value of money concepts, discount rate assump-
in geology, geophysics, and petroleum engineering. Students
tions, measures of project profitability, costs, taxes, expected
work in integrated teams consisting of students from each of
value concept, decision trees, gambler’s ruin, and monte carlo
the disciplines. Multiple open-ended design problems in oil
simulation techniques. Prerequisite: PEGN438/MNGN438.
and gas exploration and field development are assigned. Sev-
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
eral written and oral presentations are made throughout the
PEGN423. PETROLEUM RESERVOIR ENGINEERING I
semester. Project economics including risk analysis are an in-
(I) Data requirements for reservoir engineering studies.
tegral part of the course. Prerequisite: PE Majors: GEOL308,
Material balance calculations for normal gas, retrograde gas
PEGN316, PEGN422, PEGN423. Concurrent enrollment in
condensate, solution-gas and gas-cap reservoirs with or with-
PEGN414 and PEGN424; GE Majors: GEOL308 or GEOL309,
out water drive. Primary reservoir performance. Forecasting
GEGN438, GEGN316; GP Majors: GPGN302 and GPGN303.
future recoveries by incremental material balance. Prerequi-
2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
sites: PEGN316, PEGN419 and MACS315 (MACS315 only
PEGN450. ENERGY ENGINEERING (I or II) Energy
for non PE majors). 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
Engineering is an overview of energy sources that will be
PEGN424. PETROLEUM RESERVOIR ENGINEERING II
available for use in the 21st century. After discussing the his-
(II) Reservoir engineering aspects of supplemental recovery
tory of energy and its contribution to society, we survey the
processes. Introduction to liquid-liquid displacement
science and technology of energy, including geothermal
processes, gas-liquid displacement processes, and thermal
energy, fossil energy, solar energy, nuclear energy, wind
recovery processes. Introduction to numerical reservoir
energy, hydro energy, bio energy, energy and the environ-
simulation, history matching and forecasting. Prerequisite:
ment, energy and economics, the hydrogen economy, and
PEGN423. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
energy forecasts. This broad background will give you addi-
tional flexibility during your career and help you thrive in an
PEGN426. WELL COMPLETIONS AND STIMULATION
energy industry that is evolving from an industry dominated
(II) Completion parameters; design for well conditions. Skin
by fossil fuels to an industry working with many energy
damage associated with completions, and well productivity.
sources. Prerequisite: MACS213, PHGN200. 3 hours lecture;
Fluid types and properties; characterizations of compatibili-
3 semester hours.
ties. Stimulation techniques; acidizing and fracturing. Selec-
tion of proppants and fluids; types, placement and
PEGN481. PETROLEUM SEMINAR (I) (WI) Written and
compatibilities. Estimation of rates, volumes and fracture di-
oral presentations by each student on current energy topics.
mensions. Reservoir considerations in fracture propagation
This course is designated as a writing intensive course (WI).
and design. Prerequisite: PEGN311, PEGN361, PEGN411 and
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. 2 hours lecture; 2 semes-
MACS315. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
ter hours.
PEGN428. ADVANCED DRILLING ENGINEERING (II)
PEGN498. SPECIAL TOPICS IN PETROLEUM ENGI-
Rotary drilling systems with emphasis on design of drilling
NEERING (I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics
programs, directional and horizontal well planning. This
chosen from special interests of instructor(s) and student(s).
elective course is recommended for petroleum engineering
Usually the course is offered only once. Prerequisite: Instruc-
majors interested in drilling. Prerequisite: PEGN311,
tor consent. Variable credit; 1 to 6 semester hours.
PEGN361. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
PEGN499. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Individual re-
PEGN438/MNGN438. GEOSTATISTICS (I & II) Introduc-
search or special problem projects supervised by a faculty
tion to elementary probability theory and its applications in
member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a sub-
engineering and sciences; discrete and continuous probabil-
ject matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: “Indepen-
ity distributions; parameter estimation; hypothesis testing;
dent Study” form must be completed and submitted to the
linear regression; spatial correlations and geostatistics with
Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6 semester hours.
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Physical Education and Athletics
PAGN235D. WATER AEROBICS
All students are required to complete PAGN101 and
PAGN235E. SWIMMING
PAGN235F/G FLYFISHING
PAGN102 before they will be allowed to register in higher
PAGN236. AEROBICS (II)
level activity classes. The only exceptions to this requirement
PAGN301A INTERMEDIATE BASKETBALL
are students enrolled in intercollegiate athletics and ROTC.
PAGN301B INTERMEDIATE VOLLEYBALL
(See Required Physical Education.)
PAGN310A. WOMEN’S RUGBY
Freshman Year
Intercollegiate Athletics
PAGN101. PHYSICAL EDUCATION (I) (Required) A gen-
Instruction and practice in fundamentals and mechanics of
eral overview of life fitness basics which includes exposure
the selected sport in preparation for collegiate competition.
to educational units of Nutrition, Stress Management, Drug
Satisfactory completion of any course fulfills one semester of
and Alcohol Awareness. Instruction in Fitness units provide
physical education requirements. Note: All courses shown
the student an opportunity for learning and the beginning
below, numbered 151 to 182 inclusive are likewise offered as
basics for a healthy life style.
junior, and senior courses. For freshmen and sophomores,
PAGN102. PHYSICAL EDUCATION (II) (Required) Sec-
they are numbered 151 to 182; juniors and seniors, 351 to
tions in physical fitness and team sports, relating to personal
382. Odd numbered courses are offered in the fall, even num-
health and wellness activities. Prerequisite: PAGN101 or
bered courses in the spring.
consent of the Department Head.
PAGN151. BASEBALL (I)
Sophomore, Junior, Senior Years
PAGN152. BASEBALL (II)
Students may select one of several special activities listed
PAGN153. BASKETBALL (I) A-men; B-women
PAGN154. BASKETBALL (II) A-men; B-women
below. Approved transfer credit may be substituted for the
PAGN157. CROSS COUNTRY (I)
following classes:
PAGN159. FOOTBALL (I)
PAGN205 through PAGN236. (Students enrolling in these
PAGN160. FOOTBALL (II)
courses may be required to furnish their own equipment.)
PAGN161. GOLF (I)
Prerequisite: PAGN101 or PAGN102 or consent of Depart-
PAGN162. GOLF (II)
ment Head. 2 hours activity; .5 semester hour.
PAGN167. SOCCER (I)
PAGN168. SOCCER (II)
PAGN205A. BEGINNING KARATE
PAGN169. SWIMMING (I)
PAGN205B/C. INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED KARATE
PAGN170. SWIMMING (II)
PAGN205D/E. YOGA
PAGN171. TENNIS (I)
PAGN205F. JUDO
PAGN172. TENNIS (II)
PAGN209. BEGINNING GOLF (I)
PAGN173. TRACK (I)
PAGN210. BEGINNING GOLF (II)
PAGN174. TRACK (II)
PAGN211A. WOMEN’S RACQUETBALL
PAGN175. WRESTLING (I)
PAGN211B. BEGINNING RACQUETBALL
PAGN176. WRESTLING (II)
PAGN215. TENNIS (I)
PAGN177. VOLLEYBALL (I)
PAGN216. TENNIS (II)
PAGN178. VOLLEYBALL (II)
PAGN217. CO-ED WEIGHT TRAINING (I)
PAGN179. SOFTBALL (I)
PAGN217C. WOMEN’S WEIGHT TRAINING
PAGN180. SOFTBALL (II)
PAGN218. CO-ED WEIGHT TRAINING (II)
PAGN221. BADMINTON (I)
Prerequisite: Consent of department. 1 semester hour.
PAGN235. AEROBICS (I)
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Physics
and computer based data acquisition. Topics covered include
PHGN100. PHYSICS I - MECHANICS (I, II, S) A first
circuit analysis, electrical power, diodes, transistors (FET
course in physics covering the basic principles of mechanics
and BJT), operational amplifiers, filters, transducers, and
using vectors and calculus. The course consists of a funda-
integrated circuits. Laboratory experiments in the use of
mental treatment of the concepts and applications of kine-
basic electronics for physical measurements. Emphasis is
matics and dynamics of particles and systems of particles,
on practical knowledge gained in the laboratory, including
including Newton’s laws, energy and momentum, rotation,
prototyping, troubleshooting, and laboratory notebook style.
oscillations, and waves. Prerequisite: MACS111 and concur-
Prerequisite: PHGN200. 3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 4 se-
rent enrollment in MACS112/122 or consent of instructor. 2
mester hours.
hours lecture; 4 hours studio; 4.5 semester hours. Approved
PHGN298. SPECIAL TOPICS (I, II) Pilot course or special
for Colorado Guaranteed General Education transfer. Equiva-
topics course. Prerequisite: Consent of Department. Credit to
lency for GT-SC1.
be determined by instructor, maximum of 6 credit hours.
PHGN110. HONORS PHYSICS I - MECHANICS A course
Junior Year
parallel to PHGN100 but in which the subject matter is
PHGN300. PHYSICS III-MODERN PHYSICS I (I, II, S)
treated in greater depth. Registration is restricted to students
The third course in introductory physics for scientists and
who are particularly interested in physics and can be ex-
engineers including an introduction to the special theory of
pected to show above-average ability. Usually an A or B
relativity, wave-particle duality, the Schroedinger equation,
grade in MACS111/121 is expected. Prerequisite: MACS111
electrons in solids, nuclear structure and transmutations. Pre-
and concurrent enrollment in MACS112/122 or consent of
requisite: PHGN200/210; Concurrent enrollment in MACS315.
instructor. 2 hours lecture; 4 hours studio; 4.5 semester hours.
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
PHGN198. SPECIAL TOPICS (I, II) Pilot course or special
PHGN310. HONORS PHYSICS III-MODERN PHYSICS
topics course. Prerequisite: Consent of Department. Credit to
(II) A course parallel to PHGN300 but in which the subject
be determined by instructor, maximum of 6 credit hours.
matter is treated in greater depth. Registration is strongly rec-
PHGN199. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Individual re-
ommended for physics majors or those considering the physics
search or special problem projects supervised by a faculty
option, but is not required. Prerequisite: PHGN200/210 and
member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a sub-
concurrent enrollment in MACS315 or consent of instructor.
ject matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: “Indepen-
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
dent Study” form must be completed and submitted to the
PHGN311. INTRODUCTION TO MATHEMATICAL
Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
PHYSICS Demonstration of the unity of diverse topics such
Sophomore Year
as mechanics, quantum mechanics, optics, and electricity
PHGN200. PHYSICS II-ELECTROMAGNETISM AND
and magnetism via the techniques of linear algebra, complex
OPTICS (I, II, S) Continuation of PHGN100. Introduction
variables, Fourier transforms, and vector calculus. Prerequi-
to the fundamental laws and concepts of electricity and mag-
site: PHGN300, MACS315, and PHGN384 or consent of in-
netism, electromagnetic devices, electromagnetic behavior
structor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
of materials, applications to simple circuits, electromagnetic
PHGN315. ADVANCED PHYSICS LAB I (I) (WI) Intro-
radiation, and an introduction to optical phenomena. Prerequi-
duction to laboratory measurement techniques as applied to
site: PHGN100/110, concurrent enrollment in MACS213/223.
modern physics experiments. Experiments from optics and
3 hours lecture; 1 hour recitation; 1.5 hours lab; 4.5 semester
atomic physics. A writing-intensive course with laboratory
hours.
and computer design projects based on applications of mod-
PHGN210. HONORS PHYSICS II-ELECTROMAGNETISM
ern physics. Prerequisite: PHGN300/310 or consent of in-
AND OPTICSA course parallel to PHGN200 but in which
structor. 1 hour lecture, 3 hours lab; 2 semester hours.
the subject matter is treated in greater depth. Registration
PHGN317. SEMICONDUCTOR CIRCUITS- DIGITAL (I)
is restricted to students who show particular interest and
Introduction to digital devices used in modern electronics.
ability in the subject of physics. Usually an A or B grade
Topics covered include logic gates, flip-flops, timers, coun-
in PHGN110 or an A grade in PHGN100 is expected.
ters, multiplexing, analog-to-digital and digital-to-analog de-
Prerequisite: PHGN100/110, concurrent enrollment in
vices. Emphasis is on practical circuit design and assembly.
MACS213/223. 3 hours lecture; 1 hour recitation; 1.5 hours
Prerequisite: PHGN215. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 3 se-
lab; 4.5 semester hours.
mester hours.
PHGN215 ANALOG ELECTRONICS (II) Introduction to
PHGN320 MODERN PHYSICS II: BASICS OF QUANTUM
analog devices used in modern electronics and basic topics in
MECHANICS (II) Introduction to the Schroedinger theory
electrical engineering. Introduction to methods of electronics
of quantum mechanics. Topics include Schroedinger’s equa-
measurements, particularly the application of oscilloscopes
tion, quantum theory of measurement, the uncertainty princi-
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ple, eigenfunctions and energy spectra, angular momentum,
PHGN361. INTERMEDIATE ELECTROMAGNETISM (II)
perturbation theory, and the treatment of identical particles.
Theory and application of the following: static electric and
Example applications taken from atomic, molecular, solid
magnetic fields in free space, dielectric materials, and mag-
state or nuclear systems. Prerequisites: PHGN300 and
netic materials; steady currents; scalar and vector potentials;
PHGN311. 4 hours lecture; 4 semester hours.
Gauss’ law and Laplace’s equation applied to boundary
PHGN324. INTRODUCTION TO ASTRONOMY AND
value problems; Ampere’s and Faraday’s laws. Prerequisite:
ASTROPHYSICS (II) Celestial mechanics; Kepler’s laws
PHGN200/210 and PHGN311. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester
and gravitation; solar system and its contents; electromagnetic
hours.
radiation and matter; stars: distances, magnitudes, spectral
PHGN384. APPARATUS DESIGN (S) Introduction to the
classification, structure, and evolution. Variable and unusual
design of engineering physics apparatus. Concentrated indi-
stars, pulsars and neutron stars, supernovae, black holes, and
vidual participation in the design of machined and fabricated
models of the origin and evolution of the universe. Prerequi-
system components, vacuum systems, electronics and com-
site: PHGN200/210. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
puter interfacing systems. Supplementary lectures on safety
PHGN326. ADVANCED PHYSICS LAB II (II) (WI) Con-
and laboratory techniques. Visits to regional research facili-
tinuation of PHGN315. A writing-intensive course which
ties and industrial plants. Prerequisite: PHGN300/310,
expands laboratory experiments to include nuclear and solid
PHGN215. Available in 4 or 6 credit hour blocks in the sum-
state physics. Prerequisite: PHGN315. 1 hour lecture, 3 hours
mer field session usually following the sophomore year. The
lab; 2 semester hours.
machine shop component also may be available in a 2-hour
block during the academic year. Total of 6 credit hours re-
PHGN333/BELS333. INTRODUCTION TO BIOPHYSICS
quired for the Engineering Physics option.
This course is designed to show the application of physics to
biology.It will assess the relationships between sequence
PHGN398. SPECIAL TOPICS (I, II) Pilot course or special
structure and function in complex biological networks and
topics course. Prerequisites: Consent of department. Credit to
the interfaces between physics, chemistry, biology and medi-
be determined by instructor, maximum of 6 credit hours.
cine. Topics include: biological membranes, biological me-
PHGN399. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Individual re-
chanics and movement, neural networks, medical imaging
search or special problem projects supervised by a faculty
basics including optical methods, MRI, isotopic tracers and
member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a sub-
CT, biomagnetism and pharmacokinetics. Prerequisites:
ject matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: “Indepen-
PHGN 200 and BELS301/ESGN301, or permission of the
dent Study” form must be completed and submitted to the
instructor, 3 hours lecture, 3 semester hours
Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
PHGN340. COOPERATIVE EDUCATION (I, II, S) Super-
Senior Year
vised, full-time, engineering-related employment for a con-
PHGN402. GREAT PHYSICISTS The lives, times, and
tinuous six-month period (or its equivalent) in which specific
scientific contributions of key historical physicists are ex-
educational objectives are achieved. Prerequisite: Second
plored in an informal seminar format. Each week a member
semester sophomore status and a cumulative grade-point
of the faculty will lead discussions about one or more differ-
average of at least 2.00. 1 to 3 semester hours.
ent scientists who have figured significantly in the develop-
PHGN341. THERMAL PHYSICS (II) An introduction to
ment of the discipline. Prerequisite: None. 1 hour lecture;
statistical physics from the quantum mechanical point of
1 semester hour.
view. The microcanonical and canonical ensembles. Heat,
PHGN404. PHYSICS OF THE ENVIRONMENT An exam-
work and the laws of thermodynamics. Thermodynamic
ination of several environmental issues in terms of the funda-
potentials; Maxwell relations; phase transformations. Ele-
mental underlying principles of physics including energy
mentary kinetic theory. An introduction to quantum statistics.
conservation, conversion and generation; solar energy; nuclear
Prerequisite: DCGN210 and PHGN311. 3 hours lecture;
power and weapons, radioactivity and radiation effects; aspects
3 semester hours.
of air, noise and thermal pollution. Prerequisite: PHGN200/210
PHGN350. INTERMEDIATE MECHANICS (I) Begins
or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
with an intermediate treatment of Newtonian mechanics and
PHGN412. MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS Mathematical
continues through an introduction to Hamilton’s principle
techniques applied to the equations of physics; complex vari-
and Hamiltonian and Lagrangian dynamics. Includes systems
ables, partial differential equations, special functions, finite
of particles, linear and driven oscillators, motion under a
and infinite- dimensional vector spaces. Green’s functions.
central force, two-particle collisions and scattering, motion
Transforms; computer algebra. Prerequisite: PHGN311.
in non-inertial reference frames and dynamics of rigid bodies.
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
Prerequisite: PHGN200/210. Co-requisite: PHGN311. 4 hours
lecture; 4 semester hours.
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PHGN419. PRINCIPLES OF SOLAR ENERGY SYSTEMS
PHGN440/MLGN502. SOLID STATE PHYSICS An ele-
Theory and techniques of insolation measurement. Absorptive
mentary study of the properties of solids including crystalline
and radiative properties of surfaces. Optical properties of
structure and its determination, lattice vibrations, electrons in
materials and surfaces. Principles of photovoltaic devices.
metals, and semiconductors. (Graduate students in physics
Optics of collector systems. Solar energy conversion tech-
may register only for PHGN440.) Prerequisite: PH320.
niques: heating and cooling of buildings, solar thermal
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
(power and process heat), wind energy, ocean thermal, and
PHGN441/MLGN522. SOLID STATE PHYSICS APPLICA-
photovoltaic. Prerequisite: PHGN300/310 and MACS315.
TIONS AND PHENOMENA Continuation of PHGN440/
PHGN420. QUANTUM MECHANICSS
chroedinger equa-
MLGN502 with an emphasis on applications of the princi-
tion, uncertainty, change of representation, one-dimensional
ples of solid state physics to practical properties of materials
problems, axioms for state vectors and operators, matrix
including: optical properties, superconductivity, dielectric
mechanics, uncertainty relations, time-independent perturba-
properties, magnetism, noncrystalline structure, and interfaces.
tion theory, time-dependent perturbations, harmonic oscilla-
(Graduate students in physics may register only for PHGN441.)
tor, angular momentum. Prerequisite: PHGN320 and
Prerequisite: PHGN440/MLGN502, or equivalent by instruc-
PHGN350. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
tor’s permission. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
PHGN421. ATOMIC PHYSICS Introduction to the funda-
PHGN450. COMPUTATIONAL PHYSICS Introduction to
mental properties and structure of atoms. Applications to
numerical methods for analyzing advanced physics prob-
hydrogen-like atoms, fine-structure multielectron atoms,
lems. Topics covered include finite element methods, analy-
and atomic spectra. Prerequisite: PHGN320. 3 hours lecture;
sis of scaling, efficiency, errors, and stability, as well as a
3 semester hours.
survey of numerical algorithms and packages for analyzing
PHGN422. NUCLEAR PHYSICS Introduction to subatomic
algebraic, differential, and matrix systems. The numerical
(particle and nuclear) phenomena. Characterization and sys-
methods are introduced and developed in the analysis of ad-
tematics of particle and nuclear states; symmetries; introduc-
vanced physics problems taken from classical physics, astro-
tion and systematics of the electromagnetic, weak, and strong
physics, electromagnetism, solid state, and nuclear physics.
interactions; systematics of radioactivity; liquid drop and
Prerequisites: Introductory-level knowledge of C, Fortran, or
shell models; nuclear technology. Prerequisite: PHGN320.
Basic; PHGN311. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
PHGN460. PLASMA PHYSICS Review of Maxwell’s
PHGN423. DIRECT ENERGY CONVERSION Review of
equations; charged-particle orbit in given electromagnetic
basic physical principles; types of power generation treated
fields; macroscopic behavior of plasma, distribution func-
include fission, fusion, magnetohydrodynamic, thermoelectric,
tions; diffusion theory; kinetic equations of plasma; plasma
thermionic, fuel cells, photovoltaic, electrohydrodynamic
oscillations and waves, conductivity, magnetohydrodynamics,
piezoelectrics. Prerequisite: PHGN300/310. 3 hours lecture;
stability theory; Alven waves, plasma confinement. Prerequi-
3 semester hours.
site: PHGN300/310. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
PHGN424. ASTROPHYSICS A survey of fundamental as-
PHGN462. ELECTROMAGNETIC WAVES AND OPTICAL
pects of astrophysical phenomena, concentrating on measure-
PHYSICS (I) Solutions to the electromagnetic wave equa-
ments of basic stellar properties such as distance, luminosity,
tion are studied, including plane waves, guided waves, re-
spectral classification, mass, and radii. Simple models of
fraction, interference, diffraction and polarization; applications
stellar structure evolution and the associated nuclear
in optics; imaging, lasers, resonators and wave guides. Pre-
processes as sources of energy and nucleosynthesis. Introduc-
requisite: PHGN361. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
tion to cosmology and physics of standard big-bang models.
PHGN466. MODERN OPTICAL ENGINEERING Provides
Prerequisite: PHGN320. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
students with a comprehensive working knowledge of optical
PHGN435/ChEN435. INTERDISCIPLINARY MICRO-
system design that is sufficient to address optical problems
ELECTRONICS PROCESSING LABORATORY Applica-
found in their respective disciplines. Topics include paraxial
tion of science and engineering principles to the design,
optics, imaging, aberration analysis, use of commercial ray
fabrication, and testing of microelectronic devices. Emphasis
tracing and optimization, diffraction, linear systems and opti-
on specific unit operations and the interrelation among process-
cal transfer functions, detectors and optical system examples.
ing steps. Prerequisites: Senior standing in PHGN, CRGN,
Prerequisite: PHGN462 or consent of instructor. 3 hours lec-
MTGN, or EGGN. Consent of instructor. 1.5 hours lecture,
ture; 3 semester hours.
4 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
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PHGN471. SENIOR DESIGN (I) (WI) The first of a two-
PHGN472. SENIOR DESIGN (II) (WI) Continuation of
semester program covering the full spectrum of experimental
PHGN471. Prerequisite: PHGN384 and PHGN326. 1 hour
design, drawing on all of the student’s previous course work.
lecture, 6 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
At the beginning of the first semester, the student selects a
PHGN498. SPECIAL TOPICS (I, II) Pilot course or special
research project in consultation with the course coordinator
topics course. Prerequisites: Consent of instructor. Credit to
and the faculty supervisor. The objectives of the project are
be determined by instructor, maximum of 6 credit hours.
given to the student in broad outline form. The student then
designs the entire project, including any or all of the follow-
PHGN499. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Individual
ing elements as appropriate: literature search, specialized ap-
research or special problem projects supervised by a faculty
paratus, block-diagram electronics, computer data acquisition
member, student and instructor agree on a subject matter,
and/or analysis, sample materials, and measurement and/or
content, deliverables, and credit hours. Prerequisite: “Inde-
analysis sequences. The course culminates in a senior thesis.
pendent Study” form must be completed and submitted to the
Supplementary lectures are given on techniques of physics
Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
research and experimental design. Prerequisite: PHGN384
and PHGN326. 1 hour lecture, 6 hours lab; 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 engineer-
industry, the National Science Foundation (NSF), and Colo-
ing, tribology, electronic, optical and magnetic thin films and
rado School of Mines, and is devoted to building excellence
devices. The laboratory is supported by a combination of
in research and education in the ferrous metallurgy branch of
government funding agencies (NSF, DOE, DOD) and an in-
materials science and engineering. Objectives of ASPPRC
dustrial consortium that holds annual workshops designed to
are to perform research of direct benefit to the users and pro-
maximize interaction between participants, evaluate the re-
ducers of steels, to educate graduate students within the con-
search conducted by graduate students and faculty, and pro-
text of research programs of major theoretical and practical
vide direction and guidance for future activities. ACSEL
interest to the steel-using and steel-producing industries, to
provides opportunities for CSM faculty and graduate stu-
stimulate undergraduate education in ferrous metallurgy, and
dents to visit and work in sponsor facilities, participate in
to develop a forum to stimulate advances in the processing,
technical meetings with sponsors, and for CSM graduates to
quality and application of steel.
gain employment 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 Cen-
graduate student committees.
ter (ACEPS), based in the Engineering Division, features a
unique partnership consisting of industry, the National Sci-
The Center was established with a five-year grant of
ence Foundation (NSF), the Department of Energy (DOE),
$575,000 from the National Science Foundation, and is now
the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), Colorado
self-sufficient, primarily as a result of industry support.
School of Mines (CSM) and twelve other universities. The
Center for Automation, Robotics and
mission of ACEPS is to conduct fundamental and applied re-
Distributed Intelligence
search supporting the technical advancement of the electric
utility industry, their customers, and component suppliers in
The Center for Automation, Robotics and Distributed In-
the field of electric power systems and power electronics
telligence (CARDI) focuses on the study and application of
with special emphasis on the advanced/intelligent control and
advanced engineering and computer science research in neu-
power quality in the generation, transmission, distribution,
ral networks, robotics, data mining, image processing, signal
and utilization; using such research as a means of advancing
processing, sensor fusion, information technology, distrib-
graduate education.
uted networks, sensor and actuator development and artificial
intelligence to problems in environment, energy, natural re-
Center research projects focus on the development of an
sources, materials, transportation, information, communica-
intelligent energy system that will employ advanced power
tions and medicine. CARDI concentrates on problems which
electronics, enhanced computer and communications systems,
are not amenable to traditional solutions within a single dis-
renewable energy applications, and distributed generation.
cipline, but rather require a multi-disciplinary systems ap-
Examples include development of intelligent substations, im-
proach to integrate technologies. The systems require closed
pact of highly varying loads, power quality, electrical equip-
loop controllers that incorporate artificial intelligence and
ment life assessment, and intelligent automatic generation
machine learning techniques to reason autonomously or in
control for transient loads.
cooperation with a human supervisor.
Due to the strong interest shown by other institutions and
Established in 1994, CARDI includes faculty from the
national and international utilities, ACEPS has been trans-
Division of Engineering, departments of Mathematical and
formed into an NSF Mega-Center which includes twelve
Computer Science, Geophysics, Metallurgical and Materials
other universities and more than thirty industrial members.
Engineering, and Environmental Science and Engineering.
With this expansion, and given the electric power deregula-
Research is sponsored by industry, federal agencies, state
tion phase, the power center has become a key national re-
agencies, and joint government-industry initiatives. Interac-
source for the Research & Development (R&D) needs of this
tion with industry enables CARDI to identify technical needs
major industrial sector.
that require research, to cooperatively develop solutions, and
to generate innovative mechanisms for the technology trans-
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fer. Enthusiastic and motivated students are encouraged to
along with the application of that research, and teaching, are
join CARDI for education and research in the area of robotics
linked and interrelated.
and intelligent systems.
The primary goals of the Center for Engineering
Center for Combustion and
Education are
Environmental Research
x To conduct world-class research on teaching and learn-
The Center for Combustion and Environmental Research
ing in science and engineering.
(CCER) is an interdisciplinary research and educational unit
x To use the results of that research to continually
established by research active faculty with expertise in the
improve instruction at the Colorado School of Mines
chemistry and physics of energy conversion processes. Staff
to better support the learning process of our students.
members include faculty, research faculty, post doctoral asso-
x To support the educational needs of science and engi-
ciates, and graduate students. Funded research projects are
neering instructors at the pre-college, college, graduate
varied but fall into 5 core areas: fuel cells, diesel combustion
and professional development levels.
experiments and modeling, materials synthesis in flames,
combustion modeling, and optical measurement development
Center for Environmental Risk
for combustion systems and combustion effluent flows. As
Assessment
society’s energy needs evolve, it is expected that a sixth area
The mission of the Center for Environmental Risk Assess-
focused on fuels will emerge within the center as well.
ment (CERA) at CSM is to unify and enhance environmental
Due to the energy conversion focus, collaborative projects
risk assessment research and educational activities at CSM.
typically include CSM’s Engineering Division and the
By bringing diverse, inter-disciplinary expertise to bear on
Chemical Engineering Department. For further information,
problems in environmental risk assessment, CERA facilitates
contact the center director, Professor Terry Parker of the
the development of significantly improved, scientifically-
Engineering Division.
based approaches for estimating human and ecological risks
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
EM2C is a multidisciplinary research center intended to
Petroleum Refining, Environmental Sciences and Engineer-
promote research in a variety of areas including rock me-
ing, Chemistry and Geochemistry, Mathematics and Com-
chanics, earth systems, and nontraditional characterization.
puter Science, and Geology and Geological Engineering.
The Center does not limit its focus to either “hard” or “soft”
Center for Intelligent Biomedical
rock applications but instead fosters research in both arenas
and encourages interdisciplinary communication between the
Devices and Musculoskeletal Systems
associated disciplines. The Colorado School of Mines is a
The multi-institutional Center for Intelligent Biomedical
world leader in multidisciplinary integration and therefore
Devices and Musculoskeletal systems (IBDMS) integrates
presents a unique atmosphere to promote the success of such
programs and expertise from CSM and the University of
research. Faculty and students from the Departments of
Colorado at Denver and Health Sciences Center. Established
Petroleum Engineering, Geophysical Engineering, Geology
at CSM as a National Science Foundation (NSF) Industry/
and Geological Engineering, Engineering, and Mining Engi-
University Cooperative Research Center, IBDMS is also
neering are involved in EM2C. In addition to traditional
supported by industry, State, and Federal organizations.
topics in these disciplines, the center cultivates research in
IBDMS has become an international center for the
nontraditional characterization such as arctic ice coring,
development of Computer Assisted Surgery, Advanced
extraterrestrial space boring, and laser/rock destruction for
Orthopaedic Applications, Sports Medicine, Occupational
multiple applications. EM2C was established in 2003.
Biomechanics, and Biomaterials. Through the efforts of this
Center for Engineering Education
center, new major and minor programs in bioengineering and
The CSM Center for Engineering Education marries edu-
biotechnology are being established at both the CSM graduate
cational research with assessment, outreach and teaching.
and undergraduate levels.
The Center serves as a focal point for educational research
IBDMS seeks to establish educational programs in addition
conducted by CSM faculty. Successfully educating tomor-
to short- and long-term basic and applied research efforts that
row’s scientists and engineers requires that we look at
would enhance the competitive position of Colorado and U.S.
student learning as a system. The principles of cognitive
bio-industry in the international markets. IBDMS focuses the
psychology and educational psychology provide the best
work of diverse engineering, materials and medicine disci-
explanation of how this learning system works. Education
plines. Its graduates are a new generation of students with an
will be most effective when educational research, informed
integrated engineering and medicine systems view, with in-
by the principles of cognitive and educational psychology,
creasing opportunities available in the biosciences.
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For more information about the IBDMS Center please con-
Center for Wave Phenomena
tact Dr. Joel M. Bach at jmbach@mines.edu or 303-384-2161.
With sponsorship for its research by 25 companies in the
Center for Research on Hydrates and
worldwide oil exploration industry and several government
agencies, this interdisciplinary program, including faculty
Other Solids
and students from the Departments of Geophysics and
The Center for Research on Hydrates and Other Solids is
Mathematical and Computer Sciences, is engaged in a co-
sponsored by a consortium of fifteen industrial and govern-
ordinated and integrated program of research in wave propa-
ment entities. The center focuses on research and education
gation, inverse problems and seismic data processing. Its
involving solids in hydrocarbon and aqueous fluids which
methods have applications to seismic exploration and reser-
affect exploration, production and processing of gas and oil.
voir monitoring, global seismology, nondestructive testing
Involving over twenty students and faculty from three depart-
and evaluation, and land-mine detection, among other areas.
ments, the center provides a unique combination of expertise
Extensive use is made of analytical methods as well as com-
that has enabled CSM to achieve international prominence in
putational techniques. Methodology is developed through
the area of solids. CSM participants interact on an on-going
computer implementation, based on the philosophy that the
basis with sponsors, including frequent visits to their facilities.
ultimate test of an inverse method is its application to experi-
For students, this interaction often continues beyond graduation,
mental data. Thus, the group starts from a physical problem,
with opportunities for employment at sponsoring industries.
develops a mathematical model that adequately represents
For more information, see www.mines.edu/research/chs.
the physics, derives an approximate solution, generates a
Center for Solar and Electronic
computer code to implement the method, performs tests on
synthetic data, and finally, on field data.
Materials
The Center for Solar and Electronic Materials (CSEM)
Center for Welding, Joining and
was established in 1995 to focus, support, and extend grow-
Coatings Research
ing activity in the area of electronic materials for solar and
The Center for Welding, Joining and Coatings Research
related applications. In addition to photovoltaics, CSEM
(CWJCR) is an interdisciplinary organization with researchers
supports research into advanced optics, novel optical devices,
and faculty from the Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
thin film materials, polymeric devices, nanoscale science,
Department and the Engineering Division. The goal of
novel characterization, electronic materials processing,
CWJCR is to promote education and research, and to ad-
process simulation, and systems issues associated with elec-
vance understanding of the metallurgical and processing as-
tronic materials and devices. Alternative energy technologies
pects of welding, joining and coating processes. Current
and sustainability are also areas of interest. CSEM facilitates
center activities include: education, research, conferences,
interdisciplinary collaborations across the CSM campus; fos-
short courses, seminars, information source and transfer, and
ters interactions with national laboratories, industries, public
industrial consortia. The Center receives significant support
utilities, state and federal government, and other universities;
from industry, national laboratories and government entities.
and serves to guide and strengthen the curriculum in elec-
The Center for Welding, Joining and Coatings Research
tronic materials and related areas. CSEM also maintains a
strives to provide numerous opportunities that directly con-
joint-use laboratory with a broad range of characterization
tribute to the student’s professional growth. Some of the
and processing tools for use by its members.
opportunities include:
CSEM draws from expertise in the departments of
Direct involvement in the projects that constitute the
Physics, Chemical Engineering, Metallurgical and Materials
Center’s research program.
Engineering, Chemistry and Geochemistry, and from the Di-
Interaction with internationally renowned visiting scholars.
vision of Engineering.
Industrial collaborations that provide equipment, materials
Graduate students in the above-mentioned departments as
and services.
well as the materials science program can pursue research on
Research experience at industrial plants or national labo-
center-related projects. Undergraduates are involved through
ratories.
engineering design courses and summer research experi-
Professional experience and exposure before nationally
ences. Close proximity to the National Renewable Energy
recognized organizations through student presentations
Lab and several local photovoltaic companies provides a
of university research.
unique opportunity for students to work with industry and
Direct involvement in national welding, materials, and
government labs as they attempt to solve real world prob-
engineering professional societies.
lems. External contacts also provide guidance in targeting the
educational curriculum toward the needs of the electronic
materials industry.
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ChevronTexaco Center of Research
to assist industry, State and Federal governments in develop-
Excellence
ing and implementing clean air policy for the benefit of the
U.S. and particularly for high altitude communities through
The ChevronTexaco Center of Research Excellence
the development of newer, cleaner burning fuels and the
(CoRE) is a partnership between the Colorado School of
technology to properly use fuels. It has evolved to include a
Mines (CSM) and ChevronTexaco (CVX) to conduct re-
substantial component of combustion and fuel cell research
search on sedimentary architecture and reservoir characteri-
as well has energy related computational modeling.
zation and modeling. The center supports the development of
new earth science technology while providing CVX inter-
Colorado Institute for Macromolecular
national employees the opportunity to earn advanced degrees.
Science and Engineering
Colorado Center for Advanced
The Colorado Institute for Macromolecular Science and
Ceramics
Engineering (CIMSE) was established in 1999 by an inter-
disciplinary team of faculty from several CSM departments.
The Colorado Center for Advanced Ceramics (CCAC) is
It is sponsored by the National Science Foundation, the Envi-
developing the fundamental knowledge that is leading to im-
ronmental Protection Agency, and the Department of Energy.
portant technological developments in advanced ceramics and
composite materials. Established at CSM in April 1988 as a
The mission of the Institute is to enhance the training and
joint effort between CSM and the Coors Ceramics Company
research capabilities of CSM in the area of polymeric and
(now CoorsTek), the Center is dedicated to excellence in re-
other complex materials as well as to promote education in
search and graduate education in high technology ceramic and
the areas of materials, energy, and the environment.
composite materials. The goal of the Center is to translate
Fourteen CSM faculty members from eight departments
advances in materials science into new and improved ceramic
are involved with the Institute’s research. The research vol-
fabrication processes and ceramic and composite materials.
ume is more than $1 million and supports around 15 full-time
Current research projects cover a broad spectrum of materials
graduate students in polymers, colloids and complex fluids.
and phenomena including porous ceramics and metals for fil-
Current research projects include plastics from renewable
ters; nano-scale powder preparation and mechanics; ceramic-
resources, computer simulation of polymers, novel synthetic
metal composites; fuel cell, solar cell and battery materials;
methods, and the development of new processing strategies
high temperature gas and plasma corrosion; interparticle
from polymer materials.
forces; structure of grain boundaries; and mechanical proper-
CIMSE works to improve the educational experience of
ties of thin films. Current projects are supported by both in-
undergraduate and graduate students in polymers and com-
dustry and government and several students are performing
plex fluids as well as maintain state-of-the-art lab facilities.
their research through a collaboration with the National Re-
Currently CSM has the largest polymeric materials effort in
newable Energy Laboratory located in Golden. Each project
the State of Colorado. Materials are a dominant theme at
involves research leading to a graduate thesis of a student.
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,
Energy and Minerals Field Institute
the Colorado Energy Research Institute (CERI) promotes re-
The Energy and Minerals Field Institute is an educational ac-
search and educational activities through networking among
tivity serving Colorado School of Mines students and external
all constituencies in Colorado, including government agen-
audiences. The goal of the Institute is to provide better under-
cies, energy industries, and universities. CERI’s mission is to
standing of complex regional issues surrounding development
serve as a state and regional resource on energy and energy-
of western energy and mineral resources by providing firsthand
related minerals issues, provide energy status reports, spon-
experience that cannot be duplicated in the classroom. The In-
sorship of symposia, demonstration programs, and reports on
stitute conducts field programs for educators, the media, gov-
research results. CERI’s activities enhance the development
ernment officials, industry, and the financial community. The
and promotion of energy and energy-related minerals educa-
Institute also hosts conferences and seminars throughout the
tion programs in the areas of energy development, utilization,
year dealing with issues specific to western resources develop-
and conservation, and provide a basis for informed energy-
ment. Students involved in Institute programs are afforded a
related state policies and actions.
unique opportunity to learn about the technological, economic,
Colorado Institute for Fuels and
environmental, and policy aspects of resource development.
Energy Research
The Colorado Institute for Fuels and Energy Research
(CIFER) is an interdisciplinary research institute involving
faculty and students from several academic departments at
the Colorado School of Mines. CIFER originally was formed
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Excavation Engineering and Earth
partments. For further information and opportunities for
Mechanics Institute
graduate research, contact ISR Director Dr. Michael Duke,
(303) 384-2096. ISR was formerly known as the Center for
The Excavation Engineering and Earth Mechanics Institute
Commercial Applications of Combustion in Space (CCACS).
(EMI), established in 1974, combines education and research
for the development of improved excavation technology. By
International Ground Water Modeling
emphasizing a joint effort among research, academic, and
Center
industrial concerns, EMI contributes to the research, devel-
The International Ground Water Modeling Center
opment and testing of new methods and equipment, thus
(IGWMC) is an information, education, and research center
facilitating the rapid application of economically feasible
for ground-water modeling established at Holcomb Research
new technologies.
Institute in 1978, and relocated to the Colorado School of
Current research projects are being conducted throughout
Mines in 1991. Its mission is to provide an international focal
the world in the areas of tunnel, raise and shaft boring, rock
point for ground-water professionals, managers, and educa-
mechanics, micro-seismic detection, machine instrumenta-
tors in advancing the use of computer models in ground-
tion and robotics, rock fragmentation and drilling, materials
water resource protection and management. IGWMC
handling systems, innovative mining methods, and mine de-
operates a clearinghouse for ground-water modeling soft-
sign and economics analysis relating to energy and non-fuel
ware; organizes conferences, short courses and seminars; and
minerals development and production. EMI has been a pio-
provides technical advice and assistance related to ground
neer in the development of special applications software and
water. In support of its information and training activities,
hardware systems and has amassed extensive databases and
IGWMC conducts a program of applied research and devel-
specialized computer programs. Outreach activities for the
opment in ground-water modeling.
Institute include the offering of short courses to the industry,
Kroll Institute for Extractive Metallurgy
and sponsorship and participation in major international con-
ferences in tunneling, shaft drilling, raise boring and mine
The Kroll Institute for Extractive Metallurgy (KIEM), a
mechanization.
Center for Excellence in Extractive Metallurgy, was estab-
lished at the Colorado School of Mines in 1974 using a be-
The full-time team at EMI consists of scientists, engineers,
quest from William J. Kroll. Over the years, the Kroll
and support staff. Graduate students pursue their thesis work
Institute has provided support for a significant number of
on Institute projects, while undergraduate students are em-
undergraduate and graduate students who have gone on to
ployed in research.
make important contributions to the mining, minerals and
Institute for Space Resources (ISR)
metals industries. The initial endowment has provided a great
The Institute for Space Resources (ISR) is a NASA/
foundation for the development of a more comprehensive
Industry/ University space research center based at the
program to support industry needs.
Colorado School of Mines. The mission of the Institute is to
The primary objectives of the Kroll Institute are to provide
address NASA’s objectives in space through the development
research expertise, well-trained engineers to industry, and re-
of new applications, while at the same time opening new
search and educational opportunities to students, in the areas
lines of business and products for industry on Earth.
of minerals, metals and materials processing; extractive and
The Institute operates under the auspices of NASA’s
chemical metallurgy; chemical processing of materials; and
Exploration Systems Directorate, Space Partnership Divi-
recycling and waste treatment and minimization.
sion, whose mission is to develop and implement capabilities
Marathon Center of Excellence for
for the human exploration of space beyond low Earth orbit
Reservoir Studies
and to bring the benefits of that exploration to Earth through
Marathon Center of Excellence for Reservoir Studies con-
commercial partnerships. The focus of ISR is on products
ducts collaborative research on timely topics of interest to the
and processes in which combustion or chemical reactions
upstream segment of the petroleum industry and provides
play a key role. Examples include combustors, fire sup-
relevant technical service support, technology transfer, and
pression and safety, combustion synthesis production of
training to the Center’s sponsors. Research includes sponsor-
advanced materials, sensors and controls, and space resource
ship of M.S. and Ph.D. graduate students, while technology
development. Space resource development is currently a
transfer and training involve one-on-one training of practic-
focal point because of its potential benefits to the implemen-
ing engineers and students from the sponsoring companies.
tation of human exploration missions to the Moon and Mars
The Center is a multi-disciplinary organization housed in the
as well as the potential for the development of commercial
Petroleum Engineering Department. The Center activities
activities in space. The Institute currently includes participation
call for the collaboration of the CSM faculty and graduate
from faculty and students from the departments of Chemical
students in various engineering and earth sciences disciplines
Engineering, Engineering, Metallurgical and Materials Engi-
together with local world-class experts. The Center has been
neering, Mining and Physics, but is not limited to these de-
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initiated with a grant from Marathon Oil Company and has
architecture and flow behavior of petroleum reservoirs at
been serving the oil industry around the world. The current
multiple scales; evaluation of petroleum reserves and re-
research topics include: reservoir engineering aspects of hori-
sources on a national and worldwide basis; and development
zontal and deviated wells, Non-Darcy flow effects in hy-
and application of educational techniques to integrate the
draulic fractures and naturally fractured reservoirs,
petroleum disciplines.
streamline modeling in dual-porosity reservoirs, dual-mesh
Reservoir Characterization Project
methods to capture the fine-scale heterogeneity effects in dis-
The Reservoir Characterization Project (RCP), established
placement processes, modeling of transient flow in hydrauli-
in 1985 at Colorado School of Mines, is an industry-sponsored
cally fractured horizontal wells, naturally fractured reservoirs
research consortium. Its mission is to develop and apply 4-D,
containing multiple sets of intersecting fractures, numerical
9-C seismology and associated technologies for enhanced
modeling of reservoirs containing sparse naturally fractured
reservoir recovery. Each multi-year research phase focuses
regions, improved modeling of matrix vertical flow in dual-
on a consortium partner’s unique field location, where multi-
porosity reservoirs, steam assisted gravity drainage (SAGD)
component seismic data are recorded, processed and inter-
for medium gravity foamy oil reservoirs.
preted to define reservoir heterogeneity and architecture.
Petroleum Exploration and Production
Each field study has resulted in the development and ad-
Center
vancement of new 3- and 4-D multicomponent acquisition,
The Petroleum Exploration and Production Center (PEPC)
processing, and interpretation technology, which has led to
is an interdisciplinary educational and research organization
additional hydrocarbon recovery. Research currently focuses
specializing in applied studies of petroleum reservoirs. The
on dynamic reservoir characterization, which enables moni-
center integrates disciplines from within the Departments of
toring of the reservoir production process.
Geology and Geological Engineering, Geophysics and Petro-
The Reservoir Characterization Project promotes interdis-
leum Engineering.
ciplinary research and education among industry and stu-
PEPC offers students and faculty the opportunity to par-
dents in the fields of geophysics, geology and geological
ticipate in research areas including: improved techniques for
engineering, and petroleum engineering.
exploration, drilling, completion, stimulation and reservoir
evaluation techniques; characterization of stratigraphic
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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
In addition to central server and facilities operations,
enhance 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 comput-
and faculty have access to nearly all of the library’s electronic
ing network operated by AC&N and many areas of the cam-
resources from any computer on the campus network, includ-
pus are covered by the wireless network. All residence halls
ing those in networked CSM residential facilities. Dial-up
and the Mines Park housing complex are wired for network
and Internet access is also available from on and off-campus.
access and some fraternity and sorority houses are also di-
See the library’s web page at http://www.mines.edu/library/
rectly connected to the network.
for more information and Web links.
All users of Colorado School of Mines computing and net-
Reference resources include specialized electronic data-
working resources are expected to comply with all policies
bases, websites and print indexes. Reference librarians pro-
related to the use of these resources. Policies are posted at
vide instruction and personal help as needed, conduct library
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
to students, faculty, and staff. The Copy Center campus
with central academic computing systems and laboratories
extension is 3202.
located in the Green Center, CTLM, Writing Center, and
Library. In addition, AC&N’s academic department support
CSM Alumni Association
services group provides support services for many depart-
(CSMAA) The Colorado School of Mines Alumni Asso-
mental 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, 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
to academic work. The curriculum focuses on individual stu-
through invitations to local and annual alumni meetings,
dent needs and utilizes hands-on, experiential learning. Its
reunions, golf tournaments and other special events; awards,
emphasis on English for Engineering and Technology is
including the opportunity to nominate fellow alumni and be
especially beneficial to prospective CSM students. Upon
nominated yourself; CSM library privileges to Colorado resi-
completion of the program, students are usually ready for
dents; and e-mail forwarding services.
the rigorous demands of undergraduate or graduate study at
Benefits for the Colorado School of Mines and current
CSM. Successful completion of the program may entitle aca-
students are student grants; the Student Financial Assistance
demically qualified students to begin their academic studies
Program; recognition banquets for graduating seniors/
without a TOEFL score.
graduate students; assistance and support of School events
Enrollment at the CSM center is limited to students with
such as Homecoming; alumni volunteer assistance in student
high intermediate to advanced proficiency. Students with
recruiting; Order of the Engineer ceremonies; and programs
lower level of proficiency may enroll at INTERLINK’s other
enabling alumni input in school programming.
centers. For special arrangements for lower level students,
For further information, call 303 273-3295, FAX 303
contact the INTERLINK office at the address below.
273-3583, e-mail csmaa@mines.edu, or write Mines Alumni
The program is open to adults who have completed sec-
Association, 1600 Arapahoe Street, P.O. Box 1410, Golden,
ondary school in good standing (Grade point average of C+
CO 80402-1410.
or above) and are able to meet their educational and living
expenses. For further information contact INTERLINK Lan-
Environmental Health and Safety
guage Center (ESL) at:
The Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) Department
is located in Chauvenet Hall. Five full-time employees in
INTERLINK Language Center (ESL)
the EHS Department provide a wide variety of services to
Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO 80401
students, staff and faculty members. Functions of the EHS
http://www.eslus.com
Department include: hazardous waste collection and dis-
http://www.mines.edu/Outreach/interlink
posal; chemical procurement and distribution; assessment of
Email: interlinkcsm@mines.edu
air and water quality; fire safety; general industrial safety;
Tele: 303-273-3516
industrial hygiene; health physics; and recycling. The staff of
Fax: 303-278-4055
the EHS Department is ready to respond to requests for infor-
LAIS Writing Center
mation and services from parents and students. Please call
Located in room 311 Stratton Hall (phone: 303 273-3085),
303 273-3316.
the LAIS Writing Center is a teaching facility providing all
Green Center
CSM students, faculty, and staff with an opportunity to
Completed in 1971, the Cecil H. and Ida Green Graduate
enhance their writing abilities. The LAIS Writing Center
and Professional Center is named in honor of Dr. and Mrs.
faculty are experienced technical and professional writing
Green, major contributors to the funding of the building.
instructors who are prepared to assist writers with every-
thing from course assignments to scholarship and job appli-
Bunker Memorial Auditorium, which seats 1,386, has a
cations. This service is free to CSM students, faculty, and
large stage that may be used for lectures, concerts, drama
staff and entails one-to-one tutoring and online resources (at
productions, or for any occasion when a large attendance is
http://www.mines.edu/Academic/lais/wc/writingcenter.html).
expected.
Office of International Programs
Friedhoff Hall contains a dance floor and an informal
stage. Approximately 600 persons can be accommodated at
The Office of International Programs (OIP) fosters and
tables for banquets or dinners. Auditorium seating can be
facilitates international education, research and outreach at
arranged for up to 500 people.
CSM. OIP is administered by the Office of Academic Affairs.
Petroleum Hall and Metals Hall are lecture rooms seating
OIP is located in 109 Stratton Hall. For more specific
125 and 330, respectively. Each room has audio visual equip-
information about study abroad and other international pro-
ment. In addition, the Green Center houses the modern Com-
grams, contact OIP at 384-2121 or visit the OIP web page
puting Center and the Department of Geophysics.
(http://www.mines.edu/Academic/lais/OIP/).
The office works with the departments and divisions of the
INTERLINK Language Center (ESL)
School to: (1) help develop and facilitate study abroad oppor-
The INTERLINK language program at CSM combines
tunities for CSM students while serving as an informational
intensive English language instruction (ESL) with academic
and advising resource for them; (2) assist in attracting new
training and cultural orientation. Designed for international
international students to CSM; (3) serve as a resource for
students planning to attend CSM or other American universi-
faculty and scholars of the CSM community, promoting
ties, the program prepares students for a successful transition
faculty exchanges, faculty-developed overseas learning
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opportunities, and the pursuit of collaborative international
For information about the School’s publications guide-
research activities; (4) foster international outreach and tech-
lines, including the use of Mines logos, and for media-
nology transfer programs; (5) facilitate arrangements for offi-
related requests, contact Marsha Konegni, Director of
cial international visitors to CSM; and (6) in general, helps
Integrated Marketing Communications, 303-273-3326 or
promote the internationalization of CSM’s curricular pro-
mkonegni@mines.edu.
grams and activities. OIP promotes and coordinates the
Research Development
submission of Fulbright, Rhodes, Churchill and Marshall
Under the direction of the Dean of Graduate Studies and
Scholarship programs on campus.
Research, the Office of Research Development (ORD) is
Office of Technology Transfer
responsible for nurturing and expanding CSM’s research
The purpose of the Office of Technology Transfer (OTT)
experience and expertise to reflect the continually changing
is to reward innovation and entrepreneurial activity by stu-
internal and external environment in which we live and work.
dents, faculty and staff, recognize the value and preserve
The office teams with the Office of Research Services
ownership of CSM’s intellectual property, and contribute to
(ORS) and the Office of Technology Transfer (OTT) in
Colorado’s and the nation’s economic growth. OTT reports
developing and implementing training programs for faculty,
directly to the CSM president, and the office works closely
student, and staff development, as well as providing pre- and
with the Dean of Graduate Studies and Research and the
post-award support for individual researchers at all levels,
School’s Office of Legal Services to coordinate activities.
junior through senior, and for group and interdisciplinary
Through its internal technical review team and external busi-
research entities. The ORD also helps identify, provides in-
ness commercialization board, OTT strives to:
formation to, and encourages collaboration with external
(1) Initiate and stimulate entrepreneurship and develop-
sponsors, including industry, state and federal governments,
ment of mechanisms for effective investment of
other academic institutions, and nonprofit entities.
CSM’s intellectual capital;
As part of this role, ORD also will help obtain start-up
(2) Secure CSM’s intellectual properties generated by
support and equipment matching funds for new initiatives.
faculty, students, and staff;
Research Services
(3) Contribute to the economic growth of the community,
The Office of Research Services (ORS), under the Vice
state, and nation through facilitating technology trans-
President for Finance and Operations, provides administra-
fer to the commercial sector;
tive support in proposal preparation, contract and grant ad-
(4) Retain and motivate faculty by rewarding entrepre-
ministration, both negotiation and set-up, and close out of
neurship;
expired agreements. Information on any of these areas of re-
(5) Utilize OTT opportunities to advance high-quality
search and specific forms can be accessed on our web site at
faculty and students;
www.is.mines.edu/ors.
(6) Generate a new source of revenue for CSM to expand
Special Programs and Continuing
the school’s research and education.
Education (SPACE)
Women in Science, Engineering and
The SPACE Office offers short courses, special pro-
grams, and professional outreach programs to practicing
Mathematics (WISEM) Program
engineers and other working professionals. Short courses,
The mission of WISEM is to enhance opportunities for
offered both on the CSM campus and throughout the US,
women in science and engineering careers, to increase reten-
provide concentrated instruction in specialized areas and are
tion of women at CSM, and to promote equity and diversity
taught by faculty members, adjuncts, and other experienced
in higher education. The office sponsors programs and serv-
professionals. The Office offers a broad array of program-
ices for the CSM community regarding gender and equity
ming for K-12 teachers and students through its Teacher
issues. For further information, contact: Debra K. Lasich,
Enhancement Program, and the Denver Earth Science Project.
Executive Director of Women in Science, Engineering
The Office also coordinates educational programs for inter-
and Mathematics, Colorado School of Mines, 1133 17th
national corporations and governments through the Inter-
Street, Golden, CO 80401-1869, or call (303) 273-3097;
national Institute for Professional Advancement and hosts the
dlasich@mines.edu or http://www.mines.edu/Academic/
Mine Safety and Health Training Program. A separate bulletin
affairs/wisem/.
lists the educational programs offered by the SPACE Office,
CSM, 1600 Arapahoe St., Golden, CO 80401. Phone: 303
Public Relations
273-3321; FAX 303 273-3314; email space@mines.edu;
The communications staff in the President’s Office is re-
website www.mines.edu/Outreach/Cont_Ed.
sponsible for public relations and marketing initiatives at
Mines.
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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 services
PI PHI House, ALPHA PHI House, SIGMA KAPPA House
to the Campus. The Telecommunications Office also main-
and Mines Park housing areas through individual account
tains a CSM Campus Directory in conjunction with the Infor-
codes. Long distance rates for domestic calling are 0.05 cents
mation Services department available anytime to faculty, staff,
per minute, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. International
and students on the Web at www.mines.edu/directory.
rates are available at the Telecommunications Office or
through the Web at http://www.is.mines.edu/telecomm/
Local telephone service is provided, as part of the housing
Students/StudRate.asp. Accounts are issued by request at
rates (optional for Mines Park residence). The Telecommuni-
any time. Monthly long distance charges are assessed to the
cations Office provides maintenance for telephone lines and
student accounts by the 5th of each month for calls made the
services. Students will need to bring or purchase their own
prior month, and invoices are mailed directly to students at
calling line ID device if they choose to take advantage of this
their campus address. Questions regarding the above services
feature.
should be directed to the Telecommunications Office by call-
ing (303) 273-3000 or 1-800-446-9488 and saying Telecom-
munications, or via the Web at http://www.is.mines.edu/
telecomm/.
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Directory of the School
BOARD OF TRUSTEES
ROBERT G. MOORE, 1995-B.S., Northern Arizona Uni-
JOHN K. COORS CoorsTek, Inc., 16000 Table Mountain
versity; M.P.A., University of Colorado; Vice President for
Parkway, Golden, CO 80403
Finance and Operations
DEANN CRAIG 536 Milwaukee Street, Denver, CO 80206
PETER HAN, 1993-A.B., University of Chicago; M.B.A.,
University of Colorado; Vice President for Institutional
FRANK DeFILIPPO Bledsoe, DeFilippo, Rees, LLC, 1675
Advancement
Broadway, Suite 2440, Denver, CO 80202
PHILLIP R. ROMIG, JR., 1969-B.S., University of Notre
L. ROGER HUTSON Paladin Energy Partners, LLC, 410
Dame; M.S., Ph.D., Colorado School of Mines; Associate
17th Street, Suite 1200, Denver CO 80202
Vice President for Research and Dean of Graduate Studies;
MICHAEL S. NYIKOS 2285 El Rio Drive, Grand Junction,
Professor of Geophysics
CO 81503
ARTHUR B. SACKS, 1993-B.A., Brooklyn College; M.A.,
TERRANCE G. TSCHATSCHULA Aspen Petroleum Prod-
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison; Associate Vice
ucts, 5925 E. Evans Avenue, Suite 102B, Denver, CO 80222
President for Academic and Faculty Affairs; Professor of
DAVID. J. WAGNER David Wagner & Associates, P.C.,
Liberal Arts and International Studies
8400 E. Prentice Ave., Englewood, CO 80111
THOMAS M. BOYD, 1993-B.S., M.S., Virginia Polytechnic
LAURIE CORNELL Student Representative
Institute and State University; Ph.D., Columbia University;
Associate Dean for Academic Programs; Associate Professor
EMERITUS MEMBERS OF BOT
of Geophysics
Ms. Sally Vance Allen
LINDA J. BALDWIN, 1994-B.S., Iowa State University;
Mr. Joseph Coors, Jr.
Continuing Education Program Coordinator
Mr. William K. Coors
Mr. Frank Erisman
GEOFFREY B. BARSCH, 2004-B.S., Colorado State Uni-
Mr. Hugh W. Evans
versity; Director, Budget and Planning
Mr. Jack Grynberg
PAUL BARTOS, 2000-B.S.,Wayne State University; M.S.,
Rev. Don K. Henderson
Stanford University; Geology Museum Curator
Mr. Anthony L. Joseph
GARY L. BAUGHMAN, 1984-B.S.Ch.E., Ohio University;
Ms. Karen Ostrander Krug
M.S., Ph.D., Colorado School of Mines; Director of Special
Mr. J. Robert Maytag
Programs and Continuing Education
Mr. Terence P. McNulty
Mr. Donald E. Miller
DAVID G. BEAUSANG, 1993-B.S., Colorado State Univer-
Mr. F. Steven Mooney
sity; Computing Support Specialist
Mr. Randy L. Parcel
HEATHER BOYD, 1990-B.S., Montana State University;
Mr. D. Monte Pascoe
M.Ed., Colorado State University; Senior Assistant Director
Mr. David D. Powell, Jr.
of Admissions
Mr. John A. Reeves, Sr.
RICHARD M. BOYD, 2000-B.S., Regis University; Director
Mr. Fred R. Schwartzberg
of Public Safety
Mr. Ted P. Stockmar
Mr. Charles E. Stott, Jr.
RONALD L. BRUMMETT, 1993-B.A., Metropolitan State
Mr. J. N. Warren
College; M.A., University of Northern Colorado; M.B.A.,
Mr. James C. Wilson
University of Colorado Denver; Director of CSM Career
Center and the Office for Student Development and Aca-
ADMINISTRATION
demic Services
JOHN U. TREFNY, 1977-B.S., Fordham College; Ph.D.,
TIMOTHY W. CAKE, 1994-B.S., Colorado State University;
Rutgers University; President, Professor of Physics
M.S., Regis University; Director of Plant Facilities
NIGEL T. MIDDLETON, 1990-B.Sc., Ph.D., University of
CAROL R. CHAPMAN, 1999-B.A.,Wells College; M.P.A.,
the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg; Executive Vice President
University of Colorado; Special Assistant to the President
for Academic Affairs and Dean of Faculty; Professor of
Engineering, P.E., S. Africa
DIXIE CIRILLO, 1991-B.S., University of Northern Colo-
rado; Assistant Director of Financial Aid and NCAA Com-
HAROLD R. CHEUVRONT, 1976-84, 1985-B.S., M.A.,
pliance Coordinator
West Virginia University; Ph.D., University of Northern Colo-
rado; Vice President for Student Life and Dean of Students
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JULIE COAKLEY, 2001-B.S., University of Toledo; M.S.,
SHARON HART, 1999-B.S., Colorado School of Mines; M.A.,
University of Toledo; Executive Assistant to the Vice Presi-
University of Colorado; Director of Institutional Research
dent for Academic Affairs
LINN HAVELICK, 1988-B.A., M.S., University of Colorado
THERESE DEEGAN-YOUNG, 1987-B.A., St. Louis Uni-
at Denver; CIH; Director, Environmental Health & Safety
versity; M.A., University of Colorado; Student Development
CHRISTINA JENSEN, 1999-B.A., M.S., San Diego State
Center Counselor
University; Assistant Director, Admission and Financial Aid
JUDI A. DIAZ-BONACQUISTI, 1997-B.S., Colorado State
EVE JORDAL, 2000-Executive Assistant to the Vice Presi-
University; Minority Engineering Program Director
dent for Student Life and Dean of Students
TERRANCE DINKEL, 1999-B.S., University of Colorado;
JOHN KANE, 2000-B.A., University of Colorado Boulder;
M.S., American Technological University; Program Coordi-
Director of Materials Management
nator, Mine Safety and Health Program
MELVIN L. KIRK, 1995-B.S., M.A., University of Northern
STEPHEN DMYTRIW, 1999-B.S., University of Nevada;
Colorado; Student Development Center Counselor
Program Coordinator, Mine Safety and Health Program
ROBERT KNECHT, 1977-P.E., M.S., Ph.D., Colorado School
JENNIFER DOANE, 2005-B.A., Colorado State University,
of Mines; Director of EPICS
M.A., University of Colorado, Colorado Springs; Assistant
Director of Student Activities
ROGER A. KOESTER, 1989-B.A., Grinnell College; M.B.A.,
Drake University; Director of Financial Aid
MICHAEL DOUGHERTY, 2003-B.A., Cumberland College:
M.B.A., University of Alaska Anchorage; Director of Human
MARSHA KONEGNI, 1998-B.S.,Kansas State University;
Resources
M.S., University of Colorado; Director of Integrated Market-
ing Communications
LOUISA DULEY, 2000-B.S.,Western State College; Intern-
ship Development Coordinator
DAVID LARUE, 1998-B.A., St. Thomas Seminary College;
M.A., University of Colorado at Denver; Ph.D., University of
RHONDA L. DVORNAK, 1994-B.S., Colorado School of
Colorado at Boulder; Computer Support Specialist
Mines; Continuing Education Program Coordinator
DEBRA K. LASICH, 1999-B.S., Kearney State College; M.A.,
KATHLEEN FEIGHNY, 2001-B.A., M.A., University of
University of Nebraska; Executive Director of the Women in
Oklahoma; Program Manager, Division of Economics and
Science, Engineering, and Mathematics (WISEM) Program
Business
ROBERT A. MacPHERSON, 1988-B.S., United States
ROBERT FERRITER, 1999-A.S., Pueblo Junior College;
Naval Academy; Radiation Safety Officer
B.S., M.S., Colorado School of Mines; Director, Mine Safety
and Health Program
A. EDWARD MANTZ, 1994-B.S., Colorado School of
Mines; Director of Green Center
RICHARD FISCHER, 1999-B.A., St. John’s University;
Program Coordinator, Mine Safety and Health Program
MICHAEL McGUIRE, 1999-Engineer of Mines, Colorado
School of Mines; Program Coordinator, Mine Safety and
KELLY FOX, 2004-B.A., University of Nebraska; M.P.A.,
Health Program
University of Colorado; Director of Policy, Planning and
Analysis
LARA MEDLEY, 2003-B.S., University of Colorado at
Boulder; M.P.A., University of Colorado at Denver; Registrar
MELODY A. FRANCISCO, 1988-89, 1991-B.S., Montana
State University; Continuing Education Program Coordinator
ERIN MITCHLER, 2004-B.S., University of Northern
Colorado, M.S., Troy State University, HI; Assistant Drector
ROBERT A. FRANCISCO, 1988-B.S., Montana State Uni-
Financial Aid
versity; Director of Student Life
MARY MITTAG-MILLER, 1998-Director of the Office of
GEORGE FUNKEY, 1991-M.S., Michigan Technological
Research Services
University; Director of Information Services
DANIEL MONTEZ, 2003-B.S., University of Northern Colo-
LISA GOBERIS, 1998-B.S., University of Northern Colo-
rado; M.S., University of Colorado at Denver; Associate Vice
rado; Assistant Director of the Student Center
President for Finance and Operations
KATHLEEN GODEL-GENGENBACH, 1998-B.A., M.A.,
DEREK MORGAN, 2003- B.S., University of Evansville;
University of Denver; Ph.D., University of Colorado; Direc-
M.S., Colorado State University; Director of Student Activities
tor, Office of International Programs
DAVID MOSCH, 2000-B.S., New Mexico Institute of Mining
BRUCE P. GOETZ, 1980-84, 1987- B.A., Norwich Univer-
and Technology; Edgar Mine Manager
sity; M.S., M.B.A., Florida Institute of Technology; Director
of Admissions
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DAG NUMMEDAL, 2004-B.A., M.A., University of Oslo;
DEREK J. WILSON, 1982-B.S., University of Montana;
Ph.D., University of Illinois; Executive Director of the Colo-
Director of the Computing Center
rado Energy Research Institute
A. WILLIAM YOUNG, 1974-B.S., North Carolina State Uni-
ANITA PARISEAU, 2004-B.S., Ithaca College; Director of
versity; M.S., University of Denver; Director of Enrollment
Alumni Relations/Executive Director CSM Alumni Association
Management and Associate Vice President for Student Life
TRICIA DOUTHIT PAULSON, 1998-B.S., Colorado School
ED ZUCKER, 2001-B.A., M.S., University of Arizona;
of Mines; Associate Director of Admissions
Computing Services Support Manager
ROGER PIERCE, 2000-B.S.,Wisconsin Institute of Technol-
EMERITI
ogy; Program Coordinator, Mine Safety and Health Program
GEORGE S. ANSELL, B.S., M.S., Ph.D., Rensselaer Poly-
JAMES L. PROUD, 1994-B.S., University of Wisconsin,
technic Institute; Emeritus President and Professor of Metal-
Whitewater; M.A., California State Polytechnic University;
lurgical Engineering, P.E.
Continuing Education Program Coordinator
THEODORE A. BICKART, B.E.S., M.S.E., D.Engr., The
ANGIE REYES, 1997-B.A., Chadron State College; Student
Johns Hopkins University; Emeritus President and Professor
System Manager.
of Engineering
MARIAN E. ROHRER, R.N., 1998-Director, Student Health
GUY T. McBRIDE, JR. B.S., University of Texas; D.Sc.,
Center
Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Emeritus President, P.E.
PHILLIP ROMIG III, 1999-B.A., Nebraska Wesleyan Uni-
JOHN F. ABEL, JR. E.M., M.Sc., E.Sc., Colorado School of
versity; M.S. and Ph.D., University of Nebraska; Network
Mines; Emeritus Professor of Mining Engineering
Engineer and Security Specialist
R. BRUCE ALLISON, B.S., State University of New York at
ANDREA SALAZAR, 1999-B.A., Colorado State University;
Cortland; M.S., State University of New York at Albany;
Assistant Director of Admissions
Emeritus Professor of Physical Education and Athletics
SYDNEY SANDROCK, 1995-Assistant to the Vice President
WILLIAM R. ASTLE, B.A., State University of New York at
for Finance and Operations
New Paltz; M.A., Columbia University; M.A., University of
ERIC SCARBRO, 1991-B.S., University of South Carolina;
Illinois; Emeritus Professor of Mathematical and Computer
M.S., Colorado School of Mines; Financial Systems Manager
Sciences
JEANINE SCHOTTLER, 2004-B.S., Binghamton University;
ROBERT M. BALDWIN, B.S., M.S., Iowa State University;
Director of Graduate Recruiting and Admissions
Ph.D., Colorado School of Mines; Emeritus Professor of
Chemical Engineering
JAHI SIMBAI, 2000-B.S., M.B.A., University of Colorado at
Boulder; Associate Director of Minority Engineering Program
BARBARA B. BATH, 1989-B.A., M.A., University of
Kansas; Ph.D., American University; Emerita Associate
SANDRA SIMS, 2004-B.S., Pennsylvania State University,
Professor of Mathematical and Computer Sciences
M.S., Florida Institute of Technology, PsyD, Florida Institute
of Technology; Counselor
RAMON E. BISQUE, B.S., St. Norbert’s College; M.S.
Chemistry, M.S. Geology, Ph.D., Iowa State College;
THOMAS E. SPICER, 2004-B.S., Fort Hays State Univer-
Emeritus Professor of Chemistry and Geochemistry
sity; M.S., Fort Hays State University; Director of Athletics
and Head of Physical Education Department
NORMAN BLEISTEIN, B.S., Brooklyn College; M.S.,
Ph.D., New York University; University Emeritus Professor
KRISTIN STOLSMARK, 2005-B.A., Dakota State Univer-
of Mathematical and Computer Sciences
sity; Campus ID Card Manager
ARDEL J. BOES, B.A., St. Ambrose College; M.S., Ph.D.,
RUTH A. STREVELER, 1994-B.A., Indiana University;
Purdue University; Emeritus Professor of Mathematical and
M.S., Ohio State University; Ph.D., University of Hawaii
Computer Sciences
Manoa; Director of the Center for Engineering Education
and Research Associate Professor
AUSTIN R. BROWN, B.A., Grinnell College; M.A., Ph.D.,
Yale University; Emeritus Professor of Mathematical and
ANNE STARK WALKER, 1999-B.S., Northwestern Univer-
Computer Sciences
sity; J.D., University of Denver; General Counsel
JAMES T. BROWN, B.A., Ph.D., University of Colorado;
CAROL L. WARD, 1993-B.S., Ohio State University; M.A.,
Emeritus Professor of Physics
Denver University; Computer Support Engineer
W. REX BULL, B.Sc., App. Diploma in Mineral Dressing,
HOLLY WILKINSON, 2005-B.S., Union College, M.S.,
Leeds University; Ph.D., University of Queensland; Emeritus
Norwich University; Assistant Director of the Career Center
Professor of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
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BETTY J. CANNON, B.A., M.A., University of Alabama;
DAVID E. FLETCHER, B.S., M.A., Colorado College;
Ph.D., University of Colorado; Emeritus Associate Professor
M.S.B.A., Ph.D., University of Denver; Emeritus Professor
of Liberal Arts and International Studies
of Economics and Business
F. EDWARD CECIL, 1976-B.S., University of Maryland;
S. DALE FOREMAN, B.S., Texas Technological College;
M.A., Ph.D., Princeton University; Emeritus Professor of
M.S., Ph.D., University of Colorado; Emeritus Professor of
Physics
Civil Engineering, P.E.
W. JOHN CIESLEWICZ, B.A., St. Francis College; M.A.,
JAMES H. GARY B.S., M.S., Virginia Polytechnic Institute;
M.S., University of Colorado; Emeritus Associate Professor
Ph.D., University of Florida; Emeritus Professor of Chemical
of Slavic Studies and Foreign Languages
Engineering
JOHN A. CORDES, B.A., J.D., M.A., University of Iowa;
DONALD W. GENTRY, B.S., University of Illinois; M.S.,
Ph.D., Colorado State University; Emeritus Associate Pro-
University of Nevada; Ph.D., University of Arizona; Emeritus
fessor of Economics and Business
Professor of Mining Engineering, P.E.
TIMOTHY A. CROSS, 1984-B.A., Oberlin College; M.S.,
JOHN O. GOLDEN, B.E., M.S., Vanderbilt University;
University of Michigan; Ph.D., University of Southern Cali-
Ph.D., Iowa State University; Emeritus Professor of
fornia; Emeritus Associate Professor of Geology and Geo-
Chemical Engineering
logical Engineering
JOAN P. GOSINK, 1991-B.S., Massachusetts Institute of
STEPHEN R. DANIEL, 1966-Min. Eng.- Chem., M.S.,
Technology; M.S., Old Dominion University; Ph.D., Univer-
Ph.D., Colorado School of Mines; Emeritus Professor of
sity of California - Berkeley; Emerita Professor of Engineering
Chemistry and Geochemistry
THOMAS L. T. GROSE, B.S., M.S., University of Washing-
GERALD L. DEPOORTER, B.S., University of Washing-
ton; Ph.D., Stanford University; Emeritus Professor of Geol-
ton; M.S., Ph.D., University of California at Berkeley;
ogy and Geological Engineering
Emeritus Associate Professor of Metallurgical and Materials
RAYMOND R. GUTZMAN, A.B., Fort Hays State College;
Engineering
M.S., State University of Iowa; Emeritus Professor of Mathe-
RICHARD H. DeVOTO, A.B., Dartmouth College; M.Sc.,
matical and Computer Sciences
Thayer School of Engineering Dartmouth College; D.Sc., Colo-
FRANK A. HADSELL, B.S., M.S., University of Wyoming;
rado School of Mines; Emeritus Professor of Geology, P.E.
D.Sc., Colorado School of Mines; Emeritus Professor of
DEAN W. DICKERHOOF, 1961-B.S., University of Akron;
Geophysics
M.S., Ph.D., University of Illinois; Professor Emeritus of
JOHN P. HAGER, 1965-B.S., Montana School of Mines; M.S.,
Chemistry and Geochemistry
Missouri School of Mines; Sc.D., Massachusetts Institute of
DONALD I. DICKINSON, B.A., Colorado State University;
Technology; Emeritus Hazen Research Professor of Extrac-
M.A., University of New Mexico; Emeritus Professor of Lib-
tive Metallurgy; Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
eral Arts and International Studies
FRANK G. HAGIN, B.A., Bethany Nazarene College; M.A.,
J. PATRICK DYER, B.P.E., Purdue University; Emeritus
Southern Methodist University; Ph.D., University of Colorado;
Associate Professor of Physical Education and Athletics
Emeritus Professor of Mathematical and Computer Sciences
WILTON E. ECKLEY, A.B., Mount Union College; M.A.,
JOHN W. HANCOCK, A.B., Colorado State College; Emeritus
The Pennsylvania State University; Ph.D., Case Western
Professor of Physical Education and Athletics
Reserve University; Emeritus Professor of Liberal Arts and
ROBERT C. HANSEN, E.M., Colorado School of Mines;
International Studies
M.S.M.E., Bradley University; Ph.D., University of Illinois;
GLEN R. EDWARDS, 1976-Met. Engr., Colorado School of
Emeritus Professor of Engineering, P.E.
Mines; M.S., University of New Mexico; Ph.D., Stanford
PETER HARTLEY, B.A., M.A., University of Colorado;
University; University Emeritus Professor of Metallurgical
Ph.D., University of New Mexico; Emeritus Associate Pro-
and Materials Engineering
fessor of Liberal Arts and International Studies
KENNETH W. EDWARDS, B.S., University of Michigan;
JOHN D. HAUN, A.B., Berea College; M.A., Ph.D., Univer-
M.A., Dartmouth College; Ph.D., University of Colorado;
sity of Wyoming; Emeritus Professor of Geology, P.E.
Emeritus Professor of Chemistry and Geochemistry
T. GRAHAM HEREFORD, B.A., Ph.D. University of
JOHN C. EMERICK, 1980-B.S., University of Washington;
Virginia; Emeritus Professor of Liberal Arts and Inter-
M.A., Ph.D., University of Colorado; Emeritus Associate
national 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
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GREGORY S. HOLDEN, 1978-B.S., University of Red-
KENNETH L. LARNER, 1988-B.S., Colorado School of
lands; M.S.,Washington State University; Ph.D., University
Mines; Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Uni-
of Wyoming; Emeritus Associate Professor of Geology and
versity Emeritus Professor of Geophysics
Geological Engineering
WILLIAM B. LAW, B.Sc., University of Nevada; Ph.D., Ohio
MATTHEW J. HREBAR, III, B.S., The Pennsylvania State
State University; Emeritus Associate Professor of Physics
University; M.S., University of Arizona; Ph.D., Colorado
KEENAN LEE, 1970-B.S., M.S., Louisiana State University;
School of Mines; Emeritus Associate Professor of Mining
Ph.D., Stanford University; Emeritus Professor of Geology
Engineering
V. ALLEN LONG, A.B., McPherson College; A.M., Univer-
WILLIAM A. HUSTRULID, B.S., M.S., Ph.D., University
sity of Nebraska; Ph.D., University of Colorado; Emeritus
of Minnesota; Emeritus Professor of Mining Engineering
Professor of Physics
RICHARD W. HUTCHINSON, B.Sc., University of Western
GEORGE B. LUCAS, B.S., Tulane University; Ph.D., Iowa
Ontario; M.Sc., Ph.D., University of Wisconsin; Charles
State University; Emeritus Professor of Chemistry and Geo-
Franklin Fogarty Professor in Economic Geology; Emeritus
chemistry
Professor of Geology and Geological Engineering
MAURICE W. MAJOR, B.A., Denison University; Ph.D.,
ABDELWAHID IBRAHIM, B.S., University of Cairo; M.S.,
Columbia University; Emeritus Professor of Geophysics
University of Kansas; Ph.D., Michigan State University;
Emeritus Associate Professor of Geophysics
DONALD C.B. MARSH, B.S., M.S., University of Arizona;
Ph.D., University of Colorado; Emeritus Professor of Mathe-
GEORGE W. JOHNSON, B.A., University of Illinois; M.A.,
matical and Computer Sciences
University of Chicago; Emeritus Professor of English
SCOTT J. MARSHALL, B.S., University of Denver; Emeritus
JAMES G. JOHNSTONE, Geol.E., Colorado School of
Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering, P.E.
Mines; M.S., Purdue University; (Professional Engineer);
Emeritus Professor of Civil Engineering
JEAN P. MATHER, B.S.C., M.B.A., University of Denver;
M.A., Princeton University; Emeritus Professor of Mineral
MARVIN L. KAY, E.M., Colorado School of Mines; Emeritus
Economics
Director of Athletics
FRANK S. MATHEWS, B.A., M.A., University of British
GEORGE KELLER, B.S., M.S., Ph. D., Pennsylvania State
Columbia; Ph.D., Oregon State University; Emeritus Profes-
University, Emeritus Professor of Geophysics
sor of Physics
THOMAS A. KELLY, B.S., C.E., University of Colorado;
RUTH A. MAURER, B.S., M.S., Colorado State University;
Emeritus Professor of Basic Engineering, P.E.
Ph.D., Colorado School of Mines; Emerita Associate Profes-
GEORGE H. KENNEDY, B.S., University of Oregon; M.S.,
sor of Mathematical and Computer Sciences
Ph.D., Oregon State University; Emeritus Professor of
ROBERT S. McCANDLESS, B.A., Colorado State College;
Chemistry and Geochemistry
Emeritus Professor of Physical Education and Athletics
ARTHUR J. KIDNAY, P.R.E., D.Sc., Colorado School of
MICHAEL B. McGRATH, B.S.M.E., M.S., University of
Mines; M.S., University of Colorado; Emeritus Professor of
Notre Dame; Ph.D., University of Colorado; Emeritus Pro-
Chemical Engineering
fessor of Engineering
RONALD W. KLUSMAN, 1972-B.S., M.A., Ph.D., Indiana
BILL J. MITCHELL, B.S., M.S., Ph.D., University of Okla-
University; Emeritus Professor of Chemistry and Geochemistry
homa; Emeritus Professor of Petroleum Engineering
R. EDWARD KNIGHT. B.S., University of Tulsa; M.A.,
KARL R. NELSON, 1974-Geol.E., M.S., Colorado School
University of Denver; Emeritus Professor of Engineering
of Mines; Ph.D., University of Colorado; Emeritus Associate
KENNETH E. KOLM, 1984-B.S., Lehigh University; M.S.,
Professor of Engineering, P.E.
Ph.D., University of Wyoming; Emeritus Associate Professor
GABRIEL M. NEUNZERT, B.S., M.Sc., Colorado School of
of Environmental Science and Engineering
Mines; (Professional Land Surveyor); Emeritus Associate
GEORGE KRAUSS, B.S., Lehigh University; M.S., Sc.D.,
Professor of Engineering
Massachusetts Institute of Technology; University Emeritus
KATHLEEN H. OCHS, 1980-B.A., University of Oregon;
Professor of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, P.E.
M.A.T.,Wesleyan University; M.A., Ph.D., University of
DONALD LANGMUIR, A.B., M.A., Ph.D., Harvard Univer-
Toronto; Emerita Associate Professor of Liberal Arts and
sity; Emeritus Professor of Chemistry and Geochemistry and
International Studies
Emeritus Professor of Environmental Science & Engineering
MICHAEL J. PAVELICH, 1977-B.S., University of Notre
Dame; Ph.D., State University of New York at Buffalo;
Emeritus Professor of Chemistry and Geochemistry
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ROBERT W. PEARSON, P.E., Colorado School of Mines;
A. KEITH TURNER, 1972-B.Sc., Queen’s University,
Emeritus Associate Professor of Physical Education and
Kingston, Ontario; M.A., Columbia University; Ph.D.,
Athletics and Head Soccer Coach
Purdue University; Emeritus Professor of Geology and
ANTON G. PEGIS, B.A.,Western State College; M.A.,
Geological Engineering, P.E.
Ph.D., University of Denver; Emeritus Professor of English
ROBERT G. UNDERWOOD, 1978-B.S., University of
HARRY C. PETERSON, B.S.M.E., Colorado State Univer-
North Carolina; Ph.D., University of Virginia; Emeritus As-
sity; M.S., Ph.D., Cornell University; Emeritus Professor of
sociate Professor of Mathematical and Computer Sciences
Engineering
FUN-DEN WANG, B.S., Taiwan Provincial Cheng-Kung
ALFRED PETRICK, JR., A.B., B.S., M.S., Columbia Uni-
University; M.S., Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana;
versity; M.B.A., University of Denver; Ph.D., University of
Emeritus Professor of Mining Engineering
Colorado; Emeritus Professor of Mineral Economics, P.E.
JOHN E. WARME, 1979-B.A., Augustana College; Ph.D.,
THOMAS PHILIPOSE, B.A., M.A., Presidency College-
University of California at Los Angeles; Emeritus Professor
University of Madras; Ph.D., University of Denver; Univer-
of Geology and Geological Engineering
sity Emeritus Professor of Liberal Arts and International
ROBERT J. WEIMER, B.A., M.A., University of Wyoming;
Studies
Ph.D., Stanford University; Emeritus Professor of Geology
STEVEN A. PRUESS, B.S., Iowa State University; M.S.,
and Geological Engineering, P.E.
Ph.D., Purdue University; Emeritus Professor of Mathematical
WALTER W. WHITMAN, B.E., Ph.D., Cornell University;
and Computer Sciences
Emeritus Professor of Geophysics
PHILLIP R. ROMIG, JR., 1969-B.S., University of Notre
RONALD V. WIEDENHOEFT, B.C.E., Cornell University;
Dame; M.S., Ph.D., Colorado School of Mines; Emeritus
M.A., University of Wisconsin; Ph.D., Columbia University;
Professor of Geophysics
Emeritus Professor of Liberal Arts and International Studies
ODED RUDAWSKY, B.S., M.S., Ph.D., The Pennsylvania
THOMAS R. WILDEMAN, 1967-B.S., College of St.
State University; Emeritus Professor of Mineral Economics
Thomas; Ph.D., University of Wisconsin; Emeritus Professor
ARTHUR Y. SAKAKURA, B.S., M.S., Massachusetts Insti-
of Chemistry and Geochemistry
tute of Technology; Ph.D., University of Colorado; Emeritus
KAREN B. WILEY, 1981-B.A., Mills College; M.A., Ph.D.,
Associate Professor of Physics
University of Colorado; Emerita Associate Professor of Lib-
MIKLOS D. G. SALAMON, Dipl.Eng., Polytechnical Uni-
eral Arts and International Studies
versity, Hungary; Ph.D., University of Durham, England;
JOHN T. WILLIAMS, B.S., Hamline University; M.S., Uni-
Emeritus Professor of Mining Engineering
versity of Minnesota; Ph.D., Iowa State College; Emeritus
FRANKLIN D. SCHOWENGERDT, 1973-B.S., M.S., Ph.D.,
Professor of Chemistry and Geochemistry
University of Missouri at Rolla; Emeritus Professor of Physics
DON L. WILLIAMSON, B.S., Lamar University; M.S., Ph.D.,
MAYNARD SLAUGHTER, B.S., Ohio University; M.A.,
University of Washington; Emeritus Professor of Physics
University of Missouri; Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh;
ROBERT D. WITTERS, B.A., University of Colorado;
Emeritus Professor of Chemistry and Geochemistry
Ph.D., Montana State College; Emeritus Professor of Chem-
JOSEPH D. SNEED, 1980-B.A., Rice University; M.S., Uni-
istry and Geochemistry
versity of Illinois; Ph.D., Stanford University; Emeritus Pro-
ROBERT E. D. WOOLSEY, 1969-B.S., M.S., Ph.D., Univer-
fessor of Liberal Arts and International Studies
sity of Texas at Austin; Emeritus Professor of Economics and
CHARLES W. STARKS, Met.E., M.Met.E, Colorado School
Business and of Mathematical and Computer Sciences
of Mines; Emeritus Associate Professor of Chemistry, P.E.
BAKI YARAR, 1980-B.Sc., M.Sc., Middle East Technical
FRANKLIN J. STERMOLE, B.S., M.S., Ph.D., Iowa State
University, Ankara; Ph.D., University of London; Emeritus
University; Emeritus Professor of Chemical Engineering/
Professor of Mining Engineering
Mineral Economics; P.E.
F. RICHARD YEATTS, B.S., The Pennsylvania State Univer-
ROBERT J. TAYLOR, BAE School of the Art Institute;
sity; M.S., Ph.D., University of Arizona; Emeritus Professor
M.A., University of Denver; Emeritus Associate Professor of
of Physics
Engineering
VICTOR F. YESAVAGE, 1973-B.Ch.E., The Cooper Union;
JOHN E. TILTON, 1985-B.A., Princeton University; M.A.,
M.S.E., Ph.D., University of Michigan; Emeritus Professor
Ph.D.,Yale University; University Emeritus Professor of
of Chemical Engineering
Economics and Business
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PROFESSORS
D. VAUGHAN GRIFFITHS, 1994-B.Sc., Ph.D., D.Sc.,
BERNARD BIALECKI, 1995-M.S., University of Warsaw,
University of Manchester; M.S., University of California
Poland; Ph.D., University of Utah; Professor of Mathemati-
Berkeley; Professor of Engineering, P.E., and Civil Engi-
cal and Computer Sciences
neering Program Chair
ANNETTE L. BUNGE, 1981-B.S., State University of New
DAVE HALE, 2004-B.S., Texas A&M University; M.S.,
York at Buffalo; Ph.D., University of California at Berkeley;
Ph.D., Stanford University; Charles Henry Green Professor
Professor of Chemical Engineering
of Exploration Geophysics
REUBEN T. COLLINS, 1994-B.A., University of Northern
WENDY J. HARRISON, 1988-B.S., Ph.D., University of
Iowa; M.S., Ph.D., California Institute of Technology; Pro-
Manchester; Professor of Geology and Geological Engineering
fessor of Physics
WILLY A. M. HEREMAN, 1989-B.S., M.S., Ph.D., State
JOHN T. CUDDINGTON, 2005-B.A., University of Regina;
University of Ghent, Belgium; Professor of Mathematical
M.A., Simon Fraser University; M.S., Ph.D., University of
and Computer Sciences
Wisconsin; William J. Coulter Professor of Mineral Econom-
MURRAY W. HITZMAN, 1996-A.B., Dartmouth College;
ics and Professor of Economics and Business
M.S., University of Washington; Ph.D., Stanford University;
KADRI DAGDELEN, 1992-B.S., M.S., Ph.D., Colorado
Charles Franklin Fogarty Distinguished Chair in Economic
School of Mines; Professor of Mining Engineering
Geology; Professor of Geology and Geological Engineering
and Head of Department
CAROL DAHL, 1991-B.A., University of Wisconsin; Ph.D.,
University of Minnesota; Professor of Economics and Business
BRUCE D. HONEYMAN, 1992-B.S., M.S., Ph.D, Stanford
University; Professor of Environmental Science and Engi-
THOMAS L. DAVIS, 1980-B.E., University of Saskatchewan;
neering
M.Sc., University of Calgary; Ph.D., Colorado School of
Mines; Professor of Geophysics
NEIL F. HURLEY, 1996-B.S., University of Southern
California; M.S., University of Wisconsin at Madison; Ph.D.,
ANTHONY DEAN, 2000-B.S., Springhill College; A.M.,
University of Michigan; Charles Boettcher Distinguished
Ph.D., Harvard University; William K. Coors Distinguished
Chair in Petroleum Geology; Professor of Geology and
Chair in Chemical Engineering and Professor of Chemical
Geological Engineering
Engineering
TISSA ILLANGASEKARE, 1998-B.Sc., University of Cey-
JOHN A. DeSANTO, 1983-B.S., M.A., Villanova Univer-
lon, Peradeniya; M. Eng., Asian Institute of Technology;
sity; M.S., Ph.D., University of Michigan; Professor of Math-
Ph.D., Colorado State University; Professor and AMAX Distin-
ematical and Computer Sciences
guished Chair in Environmental Science and Engineering, P.E.
JOHN R. DORGAN, 1992-B.S., University of Massachusetts
PAUL W. JAGODZINSKI, 2001-B.S., Polytechnic Institute
Amherst; Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley; Profes-
of Brooklyn; Ph. D., Texas A&M; Professor of Chemistry
sor of Chemical Engineering
and Geochemistry and Head of Department
RODERICK G. EGGERT, 1986-A.B., Dartmouth College;
ROBERT J. KEE, 1996-B.S., University of Idaho; M.S.
M.S., Ph.D., The Pennsylvania State University; Professor of
Stanford University; Ph.D., University of California at Davis;
Economics and Business and Division Director
George R. Brown Distinguished Professor of Engineering
JAMES F. ELY, 1991-B.S., Butler University; Ph.D., Indiana
ROBERT H. KING, 1981-B.S., University of Utah; M.S.,
University; Professor of Chemical Engineering and Head of
Ph.D., The Pennsylvania State University; Professor of Engi-
Department
neering
GRAEME FAIRWEATHER, 1994-B.Sc., Ph.D., University
HANS-JOACHIM KLEEBE, 2001-M.S., PhD., University of
of St. Andrews Scotland; Professor of Mathematical and
Cologne, Germany, Professor of Metallurgical and Materials
Computer Sciences and Head of Department
Engineering
JOHN R. FANCHI, 1998-B.S. University of Denver; M.S.,
FRANK V. KOWALSKI, 1980-B.S., University of Puget
University of Mississippi; Ph.D., University of Houston;
Sound; Ph.D., Stanford University; Professor of Physics
Professor of Petroleum Engineering
STEPHEN LIU, 1987-B.S., M.S., Universitdade Federal de
THOMAS E. FURTAK, 1986-B.S., University of Nebraska;
MG, Brazil; Ph.D., Colorado School of Mines; Professor of
Ph.D., Iowa State University; Professor of Physics
Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, CEng, U.K.
MAHADEVAN GANESH, 2003- Ph.D., Indian Institute of
NING LU, 1997-B.S. Wuhan University of Technology; M.S.,
Technology; Professor of Mathematical and Computer Sciences
Ph.D. Johns Hopkins University; Professor of Engineering
RAMONA M. GRAVES, 1981-B.S., Kearney State College;
Ph.D., Colorado School of Mines; Professor of Petroleum
Engineering
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MARK T. LUSK, 1994-B.S., United States Naval Academy;
KEVIN L. MOORE, 2005-B.S.E.E., Louisiana State Uni-
M.S., Colorado State University; Ph.D., California Institute
versity; M.S.E.E., University of Southern California;
of Technology; Professor of Engineering and Mechanical
Ph.D.E.E., Texas A&M University; Gerard August Dobel-
Engineering Program Chair
man Chair & Professor of Engineering
DONALD L. MACALADY, 1982-B.S., The Pennsylvania
GRAHAM G. W. MUSTOE, 1987-B.S., M.Sc., University
State University; Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison;
of Aston; Ph.D., University College Swansea; Professor of
Professor of Chemistry and Geochemistry
Engineering
PATRICK MacCARTHY, 1976-B.Sc., M.Sc., University
WILLIAM C. NAVIDI, 1996-B.A., New College; M.A.,
College, Galway, Ireland; M.S., Northwestern University;
Michigan State University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Cali-
Ph.D., University of Cincinnati; Professor of Chemistry and
fornia at Berkeley; Professor of Mathematical and Computer
Geochemistry
Sciences
PAUL A. MARTIN, 1999-B.S., University of Bristol; M.S.,
BARBARA M. OLDS, 1984-B.A., Stanford University;
Ph.D., University of Manchester; Professor of Mathematical
M.A., Ph.D., University of Denver; Professor of Liberal Arts
and Computer Sciences
and International Studies
GERARD P. MARTINS, 1969-B.Sc., University of London;
GARY R. OLHOEFT, 1994-B.S.E.E., M.S.E.E, Massachu-
Ph.D., State University of New York at Buffalo; Professor of
setts Institute of Technology; Ph.D., University of Toronto;
Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
Professor of Geophysics
DAVID K. MATLOCK, 1972-B.S., University of Texas at
DAVID L. OLSON, 1972-B.S.,Washington State University;
Austin; M.S., Ph.D., Stanford University; Charles F. Fogarty
Ph.D., Cornell University; John H. Moore Distinguished Pro-
Professor of Metallurgical Engineering sponsored by the
fessor of Physical Metallurgy; Professor of Metallurgical and
ARMCO Foundation; Professor of Metallurgical and
Materials Engineering, P.E.
Materials Engineering, P.E.
UGUR OZBAY, 1998-B.S., Middle East Technical Univer-
J. THOMAS McKINNON, 1991-B.S., Cornell University;
sity of Ankara; M.S., Ph.D., University of the Witwatersrand;
Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Professor of
Professor of Mining Engineering
Chemical Engineering
LEVENT OZDEMIR, 1977-B.S., M.S., Ph.D., Colorado
JAMES A. McNEIL, 1986-B.S., Lafayette College; M.S.,
School of Mines; Director of Excavation Engineering and Earth
Ph.D., University of Maryland; Professor of Physics and
Mechanics Institute and Professor of Mining Engineering, P.E.
Head of Department
ERDAL OZKAN, 1998-B.S., M.Sc., Istanbul Technical Uni-
DINESH MEHTA, 2000-B.Tech., Indian Institute of Tech-
versity; Ph.D., University of Tulsa; Professor of Petroleum
nology; M.S., University of Minnesota; Ph.D., University of
Engineering
Florida; Professor of Mathematical and Computer Sciences
EUL-SOO PANG, 1986-B.A., Marshall University; M.A.,
NIGEL T. MIDDLETON, 1990-B.Sc., Ph.D., University of
Ohio University; Ph.D., University of California at Berkeley;
the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg; Executive Vice President
Professor of Liberal Arts and International Studies
for Academic Affairs and Dean of Faculty; Professor of En-
TERENCE E. PARKER, 1994-B.S., M.S., Stanford Univer-
gineering, P.E., S. Africa
sity; Ph.D., University of California Berkeley; Professor of
RONALD L. MILLER, 1986-B.S., M.S., University of
Engineering
Wyoming; Ph.D., Colorado School of Mines; Professor of
MAX PEETERS - 1998-M. Sc. Delft University; Baker
Chemical Engineering
Hughes Distinguished Chair in Borehole Geophysics/Petro-
BRAJENDRA MISHRA, 1997-B. Tech. Indian Institute of
physics; Professor of Geophysics
Technology; M.S., Ph.D., University of Minnesota; Professor
EILEEN P. POETER, 1987-B.S., Lehigh University; M.S.,
of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
Ph.D.,Washington State University; Professor of Geology
CARL MITCHAM, 1999-B.A., M.A., University of Colo-
and Geological Engineering, P.E.
rado; Ph.D., Fordham University; Professor of Liberal Arts
DENNIS W. READEY, 1989-B.S., University of Notre
and International Studies
Dame; Sc.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Herman
JOHN J. MOORE, 1989-B.Sc., University of Surrey, England;
F. Coors Distinguished Professor of Ceramic Engineering;
Ph.D., D. Eng.,University of Birmingham, England; Trustees
Professor of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
Professor of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, and
IVAR E. REIMANIS, 1994-B.S., Cornell University; M.S.,
Head of Department
University of California Berkeley; Ph.D., University of
California Santa Barbara; Professor of Metallurgical and
Materials Engineering
Colorado School of Mines
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ALYN P. ROCKWOOD, 2001-B.Sc., M.Sc., Brigham Young
KENT J. VOORHEES, 1978-B.S., M.S., Ph.D., Utah State
University; Ph.D., Cambridge University; Professor of Math-
University; Professor of Chemistry and Geochemistry
ematical and Computer Sciences
J. DOUGLAS WAY, 1994-B.S., M.S., Ph.D., University of
SAMUEL B. ROMBERGER, 1974-B.S., Ph.D., The Penn-
Colorado; Professor of Chemical Engineering
sylvania State University; Professor of Geology and Geo-
RICHARD F. WENDLANDT, 1987-B.A., Dartmouth College;
logical Engineering
Ph.D., The Pennsylvania State University; Professor of Geol-
TIBOR G. ROZGONYI, 1995-B.S., Eger Teachers College,
ogy and Geological Engineering
Hungary; M.S., Ph.D., Technical University of Miskolc,
TERENCE K. YOUNG, 1979-1982, 2000-B.A., Stanford
Hungary; Professor of Mining Engineering and Head of
University; M.S., Ph.D., Colorado School of Mines; Profes-
Department
sor of Geophysics and Head of Department
ARTHUR B. SACKS, 1993-B.A., Brooklyn College; M.A.,
ASSOCIATE PROFESSORS
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison; Associate Vice
HUSSEIN A. AMERY, 1997-B.A., University of Calgary;
President for Academic and Faculty Affairs; Professor of
M.A.,Wilfrid Laurier University; Ph.D., McMaster University;
Liberal Arts and International Studies
Associate Professor of Liberal Arts and International Studies
JOHN A. SCALES, 1992-B.S., University of Delaware;
JOEL M. BACH, 2001-B.S., SUNY Buffalo; Ph.D., Univer-
Ph.D., University of Colorado; Professor of Physics
sity of California at Davis; Associate Professor of Engineering
PANKAJ K. (PK) SEN, 2000-B.S., Jadavpur University; M.E.,
DAVID A. BENSON, 2005-B.S., New Mexico State Univer-
Ph.D., Technical University of Nova Scotia. P.E., Professor
sity; M.S., San Diego State University; Ph.D., University of
of Engineering and Electrical Engineering Program Chair
Nevada, Reno; Associate Professor of Geology and Geologi-
ROBERT L. SIEGRIST, 1997-B.S., M.S., Ph.D. University
cal Engineering
of Wisconsin-Madison; Professor of Environmental Science
JOHN R. BERGER, 1994-B.S., M. S., Ph.D., University of
and Engineering and Division Director, P.E.
Maryland; Associate Professor of Engineering
E. DENDY SLOAN, JR., 1976-B.S.Ch.E., M.S., Ph.D.,
THOMAS M. BOYD, 1993-B.S., M.S., Virginia Polytechnic
Clemson University; Weaver Distinguished Professor in
Institute and State University; Ph.D., Columbia University;
Chemical Engineering and Professor of Chemical Engineering
Interim Associate Dean for Academic Programs; Associate
ROEL K. SNIEDER, 2000-Drs., Utrecht University; M.A.,
Professor of Geophysics
Princeton University; Ph.D., Utrecht University; W.M. Keck
TRACY CAMP, 1998-B.A. Kalamazoo College; M.S. Michi-
Foundation Distinguished Chair in Exploration Science and
gan State University; Ph.D. College of William and Mary;
Professor of Geophysics
Associate Professor of Mathematical and Computer Sciences
JOHN G. SPEER, 1997-B.S., Lehigh University; Ph.D.,
LARRY G. CHORN, 2003-B.S., Kansas State University;
Oxford University; Professor of Metallurgical and Materials
M.B.A., Southern Methodist University; M.S., Ph.D., Univer-
Engineering
sity of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Associate Professor of
JEFF SQUIER, 2002-B.S., M.S., Colorado School of Mines;
Petroleum Engineering
Ph.D., University of Rochester; Professor of Physics
RICHARD L. CHRISTIANSEN, 1990-B.S.Ch.E., University
P. CRAIG TAYLOR, 2005-A.B., Carleton College; Ph.D.,
of Utah; Ph.D.Ch.E., University of Wisconsin-Madison;
Brown University; Professor of Physics
Associate Professor of Petroleum Engineering
PATRICK TAYLOR, 2003-B.S., Ph.D., Colorado School of
L. GRAHAM CLOSS, 1978-A.B., Colgate University; M.S.,
Mines; George S. Ansell Distinguished Chair in Metallurgy
University of Vermont; Ph.D., Queen’s University, Kingston,
and Professor of Metallurgy and Materials Engineering
Ontario; Associate Professor of Geology and Geological
JOHN U. TREFNY, 1977-B.S., Fordham College; Ph.D.,
Engineering, P.E.
Rutgers University; President, Professor of Physics
RONALD R. H. COHEN, 1985-B.A., Temple University;
ILYA D. TSVANKIN, 1992-B.S., M.S., Ph.D., Moscow State
Ph.D., University of Virginia; Associate Professor of Envi-
University; Professor of Geophysics
ronmental Science and Engineering
CHESTER J. VAN TYNE, 1988-B.A., B.S., M.S., Ph.D.,
SCOTT W. COWLEY, 1979-B.S., M.S., Utah State Univer-
Lehigh University; FIERF Professor and Professor of Metal-
sity; Ph.D., Southern Illinois University; Associate Professor
lurgical and Materials Engineering, P.E., PA
of Chemistry and Geochemistry
CRAIG W. VAN KIRK, 1978-B.S., M.S., University of South-
JOHN B. CURTIS, 1990-B.A., M.S., Miami University;
ern California; Ph.D., Colorado School of Mines; Professor
Ph.D., The Ohio State University; Associate Professor of
of Petroleum Engineering and Head of Department, P.E.
Geology and Geological Engineering
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GRAHAM A. DAVIS, 1993-B.S., Queen’s University at
KEVIN W. MANDERNACK, 1996-B.S., University of Wis-
Kingston; M.B.A., University of Cape Town; Ph.D., The
consin at Madison; Ph.D., University of California San
Pennsylvania State University; Associate Professor of Eco-
Diego; Associate Professor of Chemistry and Geochemistry
nomics and Business
DAVID W.M. MARR, 1995-B.S., University of California,
CHARLES G. DURFEE, III, 1999-B.S.,Yale University;
Berkeley; M.S., Ph.D., Stanford University; Associate Pro-
Ph.D., University of Maryland; Associate Professor of Physics
fessor of Chemical Engineering
MARK EBERHART, 1998 - B.S., M.S. University of Colo-
JOHN E. McCRAY, 1998-B.S.,West Virginia University; M.S.
rado; Ph.D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Associate
Clemson University; Ph.D., University of Arizona; Associate
Professor of Chemistry and Geochemistry
Professor of Environmental Science and Engineering
ALFRED W. EUSTES III, 1996-B.S., Louisiana Tech
HUGH B. MILLER, 2005-B.S., M.S., Ph.D., Colorado
University; M.S., University of Colorado at Boulder; Ph.D.,
School of Mines; Associate Professor of Mining Engineering
Colorado School of Mines; Associate Professor of Petroleum
MICHAEL MOONEY, 2003-B.S.,Washburn University;
Engineering, P.E.
M.S., University of California, Irvine; Ph.D., Northwestern
LINDA A. FIGUEROA, 1990-B.S., University of Southern
University; Associate Professor of Engineering
California; M.S., Ph.D., University of Colorado; Associate
BARBARA MOSKAL, 1999-B.S., Duquesne University;
Professor of Environmental Science and Engineering, P.E.
M.S., Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh; Associate Professor of
ROBERT H. FROST, 1977-Met.E. Ph.D., Colorado School
Mathematical and Computer Sciences
of Mines; S.M.,M.E., Massachusetts Institute of Technol-
DAVID R. MUÑOZ, 1986-B.S.M.E., University of New
ogy; Associate Professor of Metallurgical and Materials
Mexico; M.S.M.E., Ph.D., Purdue University; Associate
Engineering
Professor of Engineering and Interim Division Director of
UWE GREIFE, 1999-M.S., University of Munster; Ph.D.,
Engineering
University of Bochum; Associate Professor of Physics
MASAMI NAKAGAWA, 1996-B.E., M.S., University of
JERRY D. HIGGINS, 1986-B.S., Southwest Missouri State
Minnesota; Ph.D., Cornell University; Associate Professor of
University; M.S., Ph.D., University of Missouri at Rolla;
Mining Engineering
Associate Professor of Geology and Geological Engineering
ERIC P. NELSON, 1981-B.S., California State University at
WILLIAM A. HOFF, 1994-B.S., Illinois Institute of Technol-
Northridge; M.A., Rice University; M.Phil., Ph.D., Columbia
ogy; M.S., Ph.D., University of Illinois-Champaign/Urbana;
University; Associate Professor of Geology and Geological
Associate Professor of Engineering
Engineering
JOHN D. HUMPHREY, 1991-B.S., University of Vermont;
TIMOTHY R. OHNO, 1992-B.S., University of Alberta;
M.S., Ph.D., Brown University; Associate Professor of Geol-
Ph.D., University of Maryland; Associate Professor of Physics
ogy and Geological Engineering
LAURA J. PANG, 1985-B.A., University of Colorado; M.A.,
JAMES V. JESUDASON, 2002-B.A.,Wesleyan University;
Ph.D., Vanderbilt University; Associate Professor of Liberal
M.A., Ph.D., Harvard University; Associate Professor of
Arts and International Studies, and Division Director, L.A.I.S.
Liberal Arts and International Studies
PAUL PAPAS, 2003-B.S., Georgia Institute of Technology;
PANOS KIOUSIS, 1999-Ph.D., Louisiana State University;
M.A., Ph.D., Princeton, University; Associate Professor of
Associate Professor of Engineering
Engineering.
DANIEL M. KNAUSS, 1996-B.S., The Pennsylvania State
JAMES F. RANVILLE, 2004-B.S. Lake Superior State Uni-
University; Ph.D., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State Uni-
versity; M.S., PhD., Colorado School of Mines; Associate
versity; Associate Professor of Chemistry and Geochemistry
Professor of Chemistry and Geochemistry
MARK E. KUCHTA, 1999- B.S. M.S., Colorado School of
PAUL M. SANTI, 2001-B.S., Duke University; M.S., Texas
Mines; Ph.D., Lulea University of Technology, Sweden; Asso-
A&M University; Ph.D., Colorado School of Mines; Asso-
ciate Professor of Mining Engineering
ciate Professor of Geology and Geological Engineering
YAOGUO LI, 1999-B.S.,Wuhan College of Geology, China;
GEORGE WILLIAM SHERK, 2005-B.A., M.A., Colorado
Ph.D., University of British Columbia; Associate Professor
State University; M.A., J.D., University of Denver; D.Sc.,
of Geophysics
George Washington University; Associate Research Profes-
JUAN C. LUCENA, 2002-B.S., M.S., Rensselaer Polytech-
sor of Liberal Arts and International Studies
nics Institute; Ph.D., Virginia Tech; Associate Professor of
E. CRAIG SIMMONS, 1977-B.S., University of Kansas;
Liberal Arts and International Studies
M.S., Ph.D., State University of New York at Stony Brook;
Associate Professor of Chemistry and Geochemistry
Colorado School of Mines
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MARCELO G. SIMOES, 2000-B.E., M.S., Ph.D., University
California, Santa Barbara; Assistant Professor of Chemical
of Sao Paulo; Associate Professor of Engineering
Engineering
CATHERINE A. SKOKAN, 1982-B.S., M.S., Ph.D., Colo-
EDWARD J. BALISTRERI, 2004-B.A., Arizona State Uni-
rado School of Mines; Associate Professor of Engineering
versity; M.A., Ph.D., University of Colorado; Assistant Pro-
JOHN P. H. STEELE, 1988-B.S., New Mexico State Univer-
fessor of Economics and Business
sity; M.S., Ph.D., University of New Mexico; Associate Pro-
STEPHEN G. BOYES, 2005-B.S., Ph.D., University of New
fessor of Engineering, P.E.
South Wales; Assistant Professor of Chemistry and Geo-
LUIS TENORIO, 1997-B.A., University of California, Santa
chemistry
Cruz; Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley; Associate
LINCOLN D. CARR, 2005-B.A., University of California at
Professor of Mathematical and Computer Sciences
Berkeley; M.S., Ph.D., University of Washington; Assistant
STEVEN W. THOMPSON, 1989-B.S., Ph.D., The Pennsyl-
Professor of Physics
vania State University; Associate Professor of Metallurgical
RICHARD CHRISTENSON, 2002-B.S., Ph.D., University
and Materials Engineering
of Notre Dame; Assistant Professor of Engineering
BRUCE TRUDGILL, 2003 -B.S., University of Wales; Ph.D.,
CRISTIAN CIOBANU, 2004-B.S., University of Bucharest;
Imperial College; Associate Professor of Geology and Geo-
M.S., Ph.D., Ohio State University; Assistant Professor of
logical Engineering
Engineering
TYRONE VINCENT, 1998-B.S. University of Arizona;
MICHAEL COLAGROSSO, 1999-B.S., Colorado School of
M.S., Ph.D. University of Michigan; Associate Professor of
Mines; M.S., Ph.D., University of Colorado; Assistant Pro-
Engineering
fessor of Mathematical and Computer Sciences
BETTINA M. VOELKER, 2004-B.S., M.S., Massachusetts
JÖRG DREWES, 2001-Ingenieur cand., Dipl. Ing., Ph.D.,
Institute of Technology; Ph.D., Swiss Federal Institute of Tech-
Technical University of Berlin; Assistant Professor of Envi-
nology; Associate Professor of Chemistry and Geochemistry
ronmental Science and Engineering
MICHAEL R. WALLS, 1992-B.S.,Western Kentucky Uni-
REINHARD FURRER, 2005-B.S.,College Spiritus Sanctus;
versity; M.B.A., Ph.D., The University of Texas at Austin;
Ph.D., Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne;
Associate Professor of Economics and Business
Assistant Professor of Mathematical and Computer Sciences
KIM R. WILLIAMS, 1997-B.Sc., McGill University; Ph.D.,
TINA L. GIANQUITTO, 2003-B.A., Columbia University;
Michigan State University; Associate Professor of Chemistry
M.A., Columbia University; M.Phil., Columbia University;
and Geochemistry
Ph.D., Columbia University; Assistant Professor of Liberal
COLIN WOLDEN, 1997-B.S., University of Minnesota;
Arts and International Studies
M.S., Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Asso-
MICHAEL N. GOOSEFF, 2004-B.S., Georgia Institute of
ciate Professor of Chemical Engineering
Technology; M.S., Ph.D., University of Colorado; Assistant
DAVID M. WOOD, 1989-B.A., Princeton University; M.S.,
Professor of Geology and Geological Engineering
Ph.D., Cornell University; Associate Professor of Physics
CIGDEM Z. GURGUR, 2003-B.S., Middle East Technical
DAVID TAI-WEI WU, 1996-A.B., Harvard University;
University; M.S., Rutgers University; M.S., University of
Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley; Associate Profes-
Warwick; Ph.D., Rutgers University; Assistant Professor of
sor of Chemistry and Geochemistry/Chemical Engineering
Economics and Business
TURHAN YILDIZ, 2001-B.S., Istanbul Teknik University;
QI HAN, 2005-B.S., Yanshan University of China; M.S.,
M.S., Ph.D., Louisiana State University; Associate Professor
Huazhong University of Science and Technology China;
of Petroleum Engineering
Ph.D., University of California, Irvine; Assistant Professor of
Mathematical and Computer Science
RAY RUICHONG ZHANG, 1997-B.S., M.S., Tongji Uni-
versity; Ph.D., Florida Atlantic University; Associate Profes-
CHARLES JEFFREY HARLAN, 2000-B.S., Ph.D., Uni-
sor of Engineering
versity of Texas; Assistant Professor of Chemistry and
Geochemistry
ASSISTANT PROFESSORS
MICHAEL B. HEELEY, 2004-B.S., The Camborne School
DIANNE AHMANN, 1999-B.A., Harvard College; Ph.D.,
of Mines; M.S., University of Nevada; M.S., Ph.D., Univer-
Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Assistant Professor of
sity of Washington; Assistant Professor of Economics and
Environmental Science and Engineering
Business
SUMAT AGARWAL, 2005-B.S., Banaras Hindu University,
JOHN R. HEILBRUNN, 2001-B.A., University of California,
India; M.S., University of New Mexico; Ph.D., University of
Berkeley; M.A., Boston University, University of California,
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Los Angeles; Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles;
NEAL SULLIVAN, 2004-B.S., University of Massachusetts;
Assistant Professor of Liberal Arts and International Studies
M.S. University of Colorado; Ph.D. University of Colorado;
KATHRYN JOHNSON, 2005-B.S., Clarkson University;
Assistant Professor of Engineering
M.S. University of Colorado; Ph.D. University of Colorado,
MONEESH UPMANYU, 2002-B.S., M.S., University of
Clare Boothe Luce Assistant Professor of Engineering
Michigan; Ph.D., University of Michigan, Princeton Uni-
IRINA KHINDANOVA, 2000-B.S., Irkutsk State University;
versity; Assistant Professor of Engineering
M.A.,Williams College; Ph.D. University of California at
MANOJA WEISS, 2003-B.S. Grove City College, M.S.
Santa Barbara; Assistant Professor of Economics and Business
Pennsylvania State University, Ph.D. University of Colorado,
SCOTT KIEFFER, 2002-B.A., University of California at
Assistant Professor of Engineering
Santa Cruz; M.S., Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley;
SENIOR LECTURERS
Assistant Professor of Mining Engineering
HUGH KING, 1993-B.S., Iowa State University; M.S., New
JAE YOUNG LEE, 2001-B.S., Seoul National University;
York University; M.D., University of Pennsylvania; Ph.D.,
M.S., Ph.D., University of Texas at Arlington; Assistant Pro-
University of Colorado; Senior Lecturer of Mathematical and
fessor of Mathematical and Computer Sciences
Computer Sciences
JON LEYDENS, 2004-B.A., M.A., Ph.D., Colorado State
RICHARD PASSAMANECK, 2004-B.S., M.S., University
University; Assistant Professor of Liberal Arts and Inter-
of California, Los Angeles; Ph.D., University of Southern
national Studies, Writing Program Administrator
California; Senior Lecturer of Engineering
MATTHEW LIBERATORE, 2005-B.S., University of
CYNDI RADER, 1991-B.S., M.S., Wright State University;
Chicago; M.S., Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana
Ph.D., University of Colorado; Senior Lecturer of Mathemat-
Champaign; Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering
ical and Computer Sciences
XIAOWEN LIU, 2004-B.S., Beijing Polytechnic University;
MATTHEW YOUNG, 2004-B.S., Ph.D., University of
M.S., College of William and Mary; Ph.D., Dartmouth
Rochester; Senior Lecturer of Physics
College; Assistant Professor of Mathematical and Computer
LECTURERS
Sciences
SANAA ABDEL AZIM, 1989-B.S., Cairo University; M.S.,
JUNKO MUNAKATA MARR, 1996-B.S., California Insti-
Ph.D., McMaster University; Lecturer of Engineering
tute of Technology; M.S., Ph.D., Stanford University; Assis-
CANDACE S. AMMERMAN, 1983-B.S., Colorado School
tant Professor of Environmental Science and Engineering
of Mines; Lecturer of Engineering
PATRICIO MENDEZ, 2004-B.S., University of Buenos Aires;
RAVEL F. AMMERMAN, 2004-B.S., Colorado School of
M.S., Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Assistant
Mines; M.S., University of Colorado; Lecturer of Engineering
Professor of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
TERRY BRIDGMAN, 2003-B.S., Furman University; M.S.,
JENNIFER L. MISKIMINS, 2002 – B.S., Montana College
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Lecturer of
of Mineral Science and Technology; M.S., Ph.D., Colorado
Mathematics and Computer Sciences
School of Mines; Assistant Professor of Petroleum Engineering
CARA COAD, 2005-B.S. M.S. Uinversity of California,
SUZANNE M. MOON, 2002-B.S., Auburn University; M.S.,
Berkeley; Lecturer of Engineering
Duke University; Ph.D., Cornell University; Assistant Pro-
fessor of Liberal Arts and International Studies
ANITA B. CORN, 2003- B.S., Ohio State University; M.S.,
Ph.D., University of Denver; Lecturer of Physics
DAVID W. MOORE, 2001-B.S., M.S., Ph.D., University of
California, Berkeley; Assistant Professor of Economics and
JOSEPH P. CROCKER, 2004-B.S., M.S., Oklahoma State
Business
University; Ph.D., University of Utah; Lecturer of Engineering
ALEXANDRA NEWMAN, 2000-B.S., University of
MARK B. CRONSHAW, 2005-B.S., Cambridge University;
Chicago; M.S., Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley;
M.S., California Institute of Technology; M.B.A., Southern
Assistant Professor of Economics and Business
Methodist University; Ph.D., Stanford University; Lecturer
of Economics and Business
FRÉDÉRIC SARAZIN, 2003-Ph.D., GANIL-Caen, France;
Assistant Professor of Physics
TRACY Q. GARDNER, 1996-B.Sc., 1998-M.Sc., Colorado
School of Mines; Ph.D., University of Colorado at Boulder,
JOHN R. SPEAR, 2005-B.A., University of California, San
Lecturer of Chemical Engineering
Diego; M.S. and Ph.D., Colorado School of Mines; Assistant
Professor of Environmental Science and Engineering
G. GUSTAVE GREIVEL, 1994-B.S., M.S., Colorado School
of Mines; Lecturer of Mathematical and Computer Sciences
JAMES D. STRAKER, 2005-B.A., University of Notre Dame;
M.A., Ohio State University; Ph.D., Emory University; Assis-
tant Professor of Liberal Arts and International Studies
Colorado School of Mines
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THOMAS P. GROVER, 2004-B.S., Massachusetts Institute of
DAVID K. MOSCH, 2000-B.S., New Mexico Institute of
Technology; M.S., California Institute of Technology; Ph.D.,
Mining and Technology; Instructor of Mining and Experi-
University of California, Berkeley; Lecturer of Engineering
mental Mine Manager
ROBERT KLIMEK, 1996-B.A., St. Mary’s of the Barrens
COACHES/ATHLETICS FACULTY
College; M.Div., DeAndreis Theological Institute; M.A.,
SCOTT CAREY, 2002- B.S. Tarleton State, M.A. Northeast
University of Denver; D.A., University of Northern Colo-
(Oklahoma) State, Instructor and Assistant Football Coach
rado; Lecturer of Liberal Arts and International Studies
KEVIN FICKES, 2005-B.A., University of North Carolina,
TONYA LEFTON, 1998-B.A., Florida State University; M.A.,
Charlotte, Assistant Men’s Soccer Coach and Instructor
Northern Arizona University; Lecturer of Liberal Arts and
DAVID HUGHES, 2005-B.A., Ball State University, Head
International Studies
Men and Women’s Swimming and Diving Coach and In-
SUZANNE M. NORTHCOTE, 1994-B.A., M.A., Hunter
structor
College; Lecturer of Liberal Arts and International Studies
MIKE JACOBSMA, 2004-B.A., M.S., Wayne State College,
NATHAN PALMER, 1994-B.S., Colorado School of Mines;
Assistant Women’s Basketball Coach, Administrative Assis-
M.S., Northwestern University; Lecturer of Mathematical
tant, Compliance and Instructor
and Computer Sciences
GREGORY JENSEN, 2000-B.S., M.S., Colorado State Uni-
JOHN PERSICHETTI, 1997-B.S., University of Colorado;
versity; Instructor and Assistant Trainer
M.S., Colorado School of Mines; Lecturer of Chemical
RACHELE JOHNSON, 2003- B.S., M.S.,Wayne State College;
Engineering
Instructor and Head Volleyball Coach
TODD RUSKELL, 1999-B.A., Lawrence University; M.S.,
STEVE KIMPEL, 2002-B.S., USC; M.S., Fort Hays State;
Ph.D., University of Arizona; Lecturer of Physics
Ph.D., University of Idaho, Instructor and Head Wrestling
JENNIFER SCHNEIDER, 2004-B.A., Albertson College of
Coach, Director of Physical Education
Idaho; M.A., Ph.D., Claremont Graduate University; Lecturer
FRANK KOHLENSTEIN, 1998-B.S., Florida State Univer-
of Liberal Arts and International Studies
sity; M.S., Montana State University; Instructor and Head
JOHN STERMOLE, 1988-B.S., University of Denver; M.S.,
Soccer Coach
Colorado School of Mines; Lecturer of Economics and Business
JASON KOLTZ, 2002-B.A., Northeast Missouri State;
ROBERT D. SUTTON (DOUGLAS), 2004-B.S., Colorado
Instructor and Assistant Football and Track Coach
State University; M.B.A., University of Colorado; Lecturer
PAULA KRUEGER, 1995-B.S, 1996 M.S. Northern State
of Engineering
University Head Women’s Basketball Coach
ROMAN TANKELEVICH, 2003-B.S., M.S., Moscow
BRANDON LEIMBACH, 2002-B.A., M.A., St. Mary’s
Physics Engineering Institute; Ph.D., Moscow Energy Insti-
College; Adjunct Instructor and Recreational Sports Director
tute; Lecturer of Mathematical and Computer Sciences
DAN R. LEWIS, 1977-B.S., California State University;
SUSAN J. TYBURSKI, 2005-B.A., M.A., J.D., University of
Associate Athletics Director
Denver; Lecturer of Liberal Arts and International Studies
JENNIFER MCINTOSH, 1996-B.S., Russell Sage College,
SANDRA WOODSON, 1999-B.A., North Carolina State
M.S., Chapman University; Athletic Trainer
University; M.A., Colorado State University; M.F.A., Univer-
sity of Montana; Lecturer of Liberal Arts and International
GREG MURPHY, 2002-B.A., John Carroll; M.A.,William
Studies
and Lee; Sports Information Director
INSTRUCTORS
PRYOR ORSER, 2002- B.S., M.A., Montana State Univer-
SUE BERGER, 1993-B.S., Kansas State Teacher’s College;
sity; Instructor and Head Men’s Basketball Coach
M.S., Colorado School of Mines; M.S., University of Missis-
SCOTT PELUSO, 2004-B.A.; Point Loma Nazareen Univer-
sippi; Instructor of Physics
sity, Assistant Women’s Volleyball Coach and Instructor
ANN DOZORETZ, 2004-B.S., University of Denver; M.S.,
LORI SCHEIDER, 2005-B.S., University of Wyoming, As-
Colorado School of Mines; Instructor of Economics and
sistant Women’s Soccer Coach and Instructor
Business
ARTHUR SIEMERS, 2004-B.S., Illinois State University-
P. DAVID FLAMMER, 2001-B.S., M.S., Colorado School of
Normal, M.S., University of Colorado-Boulder, Head Men
Mines; Instructor of Physics
and Women’s Track and Field Coach, and Instructor
CHRISTOPHER M. KELSO, 2003- B.S., Colorado School
MATTHEW STEINBERG, 2002-B.S., M.A., North Dakota
of Mines; M.S., University of Colorado; Instructor of Physics
State; Instructor and Assistant Football Coach
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JAMIE STEVENS, 1998 B.S., 2001 MSU Billings, Assistant
LAURA A. GUY, 2000-B.A., University of Minnesota;
Men’s Basketball Coach
M.L.S., University of Wisconsin; Associate Librarian
ROBERT A. STITT, 2000- B.A., Doane College; M.A., Uni-
JOANNE V. LERUD-HECK, 1989-B.S.G.E., M.S., Univer-
versity of Northern Colorado; Instructor and Head Football
sity of North Dakota; M.A., University of Denver; Librarian
Coach
and Director of Library
ROB THOMPSON, 2004-B.A., Bowling Green State Uni-
LISA S. NICKUM, 1994-B.A., University of New Mexico;
versity, M.A., Bowling Green State University
M.S.L.S., University of North Carolina; Associate Librarian
LIBRARY FACULTY
ROBERT K. SORGENFREI, 1991-B.A., University of Cali-
PATRICIA E. ANDERSEN, 2002-Associate Diploma of the
fornia; M.L.S., University of Arizona; Librarian
Library Association of Australia, Sydney, Australia; Assistant
CHRISTOPHER J. J. THIRY, 1995-B.A., M.I.L.S., Univer-
Librarian
sity of Michigan; Associate Librarian
PAMELA M. BLOME, 2002-B.A., University of Nebraska;
MEGAN TOMEO, 2005-B.E.T., Pennsylvania College of
M.A.L.S., University of Arizona, Tucson; Assistant Librarian
Technology; M.S.L.S., Clarion University of Pennsylvania;
LISA DUNN, 1991-B.S., University of Wisconsin-Superior;
Assistant Librarian
M.A.,Washington University; M.L.S., Indiana University;
HEATHER WHITEHEAD, 2001-B.S., University of Alberta;
Librarian
M.L.I.S., University of Western Ontario; Assistant Librarian
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Policies and Procedures
Policies and Procedures
(2) filing a complaint hereunder; (3) representing a Com-
plainant hereunder; or (4) testifying, assisting, or participat-
Affirmative Action
ing in any manner in an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or
Colorado School of Mines has instituted an affirmative
lawsuit involving unlawful discrimination; or
action plan, which is available for perusal in numerous CSM
C. The Human Resources Director or an attorney from the
offices including the Library, the Dean of Students’ Office,
Office of Legal Services, if any of these individuals deem it
and the Office of Human Resources.
to be in the best interest of CSM to do so.
Any person feeling that a violation of the following poli-
IV. Informal Complaint Resolution Process
cies has occurred should promptly refer the matter to the
At the written request of an individual who has come
Office of Human Resources, located in Guggenheim Hall
forward with a complaint alleging unlawful discrimination,
(2nd floor), for investigation.
hereinafter the “Complainant,” the Human Resources Direc-
Colorado School of Mines Unlawful
tor shall assist in an attempt to resolve the complaint in an
informal manner. The informal unlawful discrimination
Discrimination Policy and Complaint
complaint resolution process shall consist of an informal
Procedure
discussion between the Complainant and the individual or a
I. Statement of Authority and Purpose
representative of the entity accused of unlawful discrimina-
This policy is promulgated by the Board of Trustees pur-
tion, hereinafter the “Respondent.” The Human Resources
suant to the authority conferred upon it by §23-41-104(1),
Director shall act as a mediator during this process, which
C.R.S. (1998) in order to set forth a policy concerning un-
shall be calculated to bring the complaint to the attention of
lawful discrimination at CSM. This policy shall supersede
the Respondent and elicit the voluntary cooperation of the
any previously promulgated CSM policy which is in conflict
Respondent in settling the matter. By attempting to resolve
herewith.
the unlawful discrimination complaint in an informal manner
II. Unlawful Discrimination Policy
pursuant to the terms of this section, the Complainant shall
not waive any rights to subsequently pursue the complaint
Attendance and employment at CSM are based solely on
through the formal complaint procedure set forth below.
merit and fairness. Discrimination on the basis of age, gen-
der, race, ethnicity, religion, national origin, disability, and
V. Formal Complaint Procedure
military veteran status is prohibited. No discrimination in
A. Purpose
admission, application of academic standards, financial aid,
The purpose of the formal unlawful discrimination com-
scholastic awards, promotion, salary, benefits, transfers, re-
plaint procedure is to provide a formal mechanism for the
ductions in force, terminations, re-employment, professional
prompt and fair internal resolution of complaints alleging un-
development, or conditions of employment shall be permit-
lawful discrimination. The procedure outlined below shall be
ted. The remainder of this policy shall contain a complaint
the exclusive forum for the internal resolution of such com-
procedure outlining a method for reporting alleged violations
plaints at CSM.
of this policy and a review mechanism for the impartial
B. Where to file a Complaint
determination of the merits of complaints alleging unlawful
All complaints by non-students alleging unlawful discrimi-
discrimination.
nation or retaliation shall be filed in writing at the Office of
III. Persons Who May File an Unlawful
Human Resources located on the second floor of Guggen-
Discrimination Complaint
heim Hall. Complaints by students alleging unlawful dis-
An unlawful discrimination complaint may be filed by any
crimination or retaliation may be submitted to the Human
individual described in one of the categories below:
Resources Office, the Student Development Center, the Dean
of Students, any faculty member, or any Resident Assistant.
A. Any member of the CSM community, including classi-
Any recipient of such a student complaint shall promptly for-
fied staff, exempt employees, and students as well as any
ward the complaint to the Director of Human Resources for
applicant for employment or admission, who believes that he
handling in accordance with the provisions set forth below.
or she has been discriminated against by CSM, a branch of
CSM, or another member of the CSM community on account
C. Time Limits
of age, gender, race, ethnicity, religion, national origin, dis-
All complaints alleging unlawful discrimination or retalia-
ability, or military veteran status;
tion must be filed within ninety days from the date upon
which the incident, occurrence, or other action alleged to
B. Any person who believes that he or she has been threat-
constitute unlawful discrimination or retaliation occurred.
ened with or subjected to duress or retaliation by CSM, a
However, if the alleged discrimination or retaliation is of a
branch of CSM, or a member of the CSM community as a
continuing nature, a complaint may be filed at any time.
result of (1) opposing any unlawful discriminatory practice;
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D. Contents of Complaint
more of the allegations contained in the complaint, the process
A complaint alleging unlawful discrimination or retaliation
shall proceed with the selection of a hearing panel as set forth
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 be
Human Resources Director shall submit the complaint to an
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 been
chosen in a random drawing prior to the exercise of disquali-
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
The chief panel member shall have the authority to (a) issue
out of an identical set of facts. In such a situation, a Com-
orders to compel discovery; (b) make rulings on evidentiary
plainant shall be entitled to file his or her claim under either,
objections; and (c) issue any other orders necessary to con-
but not both, of the above-mentioned policies.
trol the conduct of the hearing and prohibit abusive treatment
VI. Pre-Hearing Procedures
of witnesses, including removal of disruptive individuals
A. Notification to Proceed
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 during
shall be deemed genuine and admissible unless successfully
the case, the chief panel member shall request such advice
challenged prior to the hearing.
from the Office of Legal Services. An attorney from the
D. List of Hearing Issues
Office of Legal Services shall provide the requested advice
After examining the pre-hearing statements of both parties,
unless all such attorneys are actively involved in the case on
the hearing panel shall prepare a list of issues to be resolved
behalf of one of the parties. In such event, the chief panel
through the hearing and distribute such list to the parties no
member shall request the desired legal advice from the Assis-
later than two days prior to the hearing date. The panel may
tant Attorney General assigned to CSM, whose name and
list issues contained in the pre-hearing statement of either
telephone number shall be provided to the chief panel mem-
party or relevant issues not contained in the pre-hearing
ber by the legal office.
statement of either party. However, since the jurisdiction of
I. Pre-Hearing Discovery
the hearing panel is limited to hearing claims of unlawful dis-
Informal discovery, or the exchange between the parties
crimination, only issues directly related to the Complainant’s
of information relevant to the case, is encouraged. If the
claim of unlawful discrimination may be placed on the list of
parties cannot resolve such issues informally, either party
issues. The list of issues generated pursuant to this subpara-
may request the chief panel member up to ten days prior to
graph shall be binding upon the subsequent hearing and shall
the hearing date to enter an order compelling discovery upon
form the standard against which all relevancy arguments
a showing of the relevance of the requested information and
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 the
imposed by the order granting leave to amend.
following components:
VIII. Hearing Procedures
1. Summary of the Argument: A concise statement summa-
A. Burden and Standard of Proof
rizing 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 at
evidence standard shall be deemed met if the panel believes
the hearing along with a summary of the anticipated testimony
that it is more likely than not that the facts at issue occurred.
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
5. Respondent’s Case
at the hearing which are not listed in his or her pre-hearing
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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
Each witness shall be directly examined by the party
upon the Respondent. The decision of the President shall be
on whose behalf the witness has appeared to testify. Upon
delivered to the parties and the hearing panel within fifteen
the conclusion of the direct examination of each witness,
days from the date of the President’s receipt of the recom-
the opposing party shall be permitted the right of cross-
mendation and case file from the hearing panel, unless the
examination. The chief panel member may permit re-direct
President is unavailable for a significant amount of time dur-
and re-cross examination. However, an identical examination
ing this period.
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 the
President may file a complaint with the appropriate equal
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 the
2000.
hearing panel upon which the recommendation is based;
Colorado School Of Mines Sexual
3. Legal Conclusions: A list of the legal conclusions of the
hearing panel upon which the determination of the issue of
Harassment Policy and Complaint
unlawful discrimination is based; and
Procedure
4. Recommended Action: A statement regarding the relief
I. Statement of Authority and Purpose
for the Complainant, if any, that is being recommended by
This policy is promulgated by the Board of Trustees pur-
the hearing panel.
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-
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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 of
member of the CSM community as a result of (1) opposing
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-
At the request of an individual who has come forward
ing, hostile, or offensive working or studying environment.
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, mone-
and fair internal resolution of complaints alleging sexual
tary fine, suspension without pay, expulsion, or termination.
harassment. The procedure outlined below shall be the
In determining appropriate sanctions for the offense, the
exclusive forum for the internal resolution of sexual harass-
decision maker shall consider the severity of the offense,
ment complaints at CSM.
aggravating and mitigating factors, and the Perpetrator’s
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 of
the Respondent, the vice president shall also notify the
the employee to perform his or her duties. Examples of Per-
Respondent of that aspect of the decision in writing. If the
sons in Positions of Trust at CSM are those employed in the
President is the Respondent, the President of the Board of
Office of the Registrar, those employed in the Student Life
Trustees shall perform the above duties. If the Respondent is
Office, those employed in the Student Development Office,
a vice president, the President shall perform these duties.
those employed in Public Safety, resident assistants, and
paper graders. The above examples are provided for illustra-
O. Appeal of Final Decision
tive purposes only and are not intended to be exhaustive list-
There shall be no internal appeal from the final decision
ings 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 CSM
2000.
who is supervised by another employee.
Colorado School of Mines Personal
E. Supervisor: Any person employed by CSM who
occupies a position of authority over another employee with
Relationships Policy
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),
IV. Policy
C.R.S. (1988 Repl. Vol.) in order to set forth a policy con-
cerning certain personal relationships at CSM as addressed
A. Personal Relations Between Instructors and Students in
herein. This policy shall supersede any previously promul-
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
who is enrolled in a course being taught by the Instructor, or
Certain amorous, romantic, or sexual relationships in
whose academic work is being supervised by the Instructor.
which the parties appear to have consented, but where a
definite power differential exists between them, are of seri-
B. Personal Relationships Between Instructors and Stu-
ous concern to CSM. Personal relationships which might be
dents 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
outset, such relationships are fundamentally asymmetric in
of 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 of
harassment may arise. In such situations, it is the Instructor
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 154
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, 102
Admission Procedures 25
EPICS 35, 84
Admission Requirements 24
F
Advanced Placement 26
Fees 15
Affirmative Action 172
Field House 80
AFROTC 136
Financial Aid 19
Air Force ROTC 75
Financial Aid Policies 21
Alumni Association 154
Financial Responsibility 17
Apartment Housing 23
Foreign Language Policy 119
Area of Special Interest 36
Foreign Languages 119
Army ROTC 74
Fraternities 11, 23
AROTC 134
B
G
Geology and Geological Engineering 56, 105
Bachelor of Science Degree 33
Geophysics 59, 109
Bioengineering and Life Sciences 38, 86
Grade-Point Averages 30
Brooks Field 80
Grades 28
C
Graduation Requirements 33
Career Center 9
Green Center 155
Centers and Institutes 148
Guy T. McBride, Jr. Honors Program 36, 69, 128
Change of Catalog 32
Gymnasium 80
Chemical Engineering 39, 89
H
Chemistry and Geochemistry 42, 91
History of CSM 6
Codes of Conduct 10
Homecoming 11
Communication 120
Honor Roll 30
Copy Center 154
Honor Societies 12
Core Curriculum 34
Honors Program in Public Affairs for Engineers 36
Counseling 8
Housing 16
Course Withdrawals 27
Humanities 113
Curriculum Changes 33
D
I
Identification Cards 9
Dean’s List 30
Incomplete Grade 28
Declaration of Option 26
Independent Study 27
Deficiencies 26
Intercollegiate Athletics 81, 143
Dining Facilities 23
INTERLINK 8
Directory of the School 158
INTERLINK Language Center (ESL) 155
Distributed Core 84
International Day 11
International Programs 155
International Student Affairs 8
International Student Organizations 12
Intramural Sports 81
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R
LAIS Writing Center 33, 35, 155
Recreational Organizations 12
Late Payment Penalties 17
Refunds 17, 22
Liberal Arts and International Studies 62, 113
Research Development and Services 156
Living Groups 11
Residence Halls 23
Residency Qualifications 18
M
Materials Science 123
S
Mathematical and Computer Sciences 66, 124
Scholarships 19
McBride Honors Program 36, 69, 128
Semester Hours 29
Medical Record 26
Sexual Harassment Policy 175
Metallurgical and Materials Engineering 71, 130
Social Sciences 113
Military Science 74, 134
Sororities 11, 23
Mines Park 23
Special Programs and Continuing Education (SPACE) 156
Mining Engineering 76, 137
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 120
Student Honors 13
Student Publications 10
N
Student Records 31
Navy ROTC 75
Study Abroad 22, 36
O
Suspension 30
Oceanography 109
Systems 84, 120
Office of International Programs 8
T
Office of Women in Science, Engineering and
Telecommunications Center 157
Mathematics (WISEM) 10
Transfer Credit 27
Outdoor Recreation Program 13
Tuition 15
P
Tutoring 10
Parking 9
U
Part-Time Degree Students 32
Undergraduate Degree Requirements 33
Payments and Refunds 17
Undergraduate Programs 34
Personal Relationships Policy 178
Unlawful Discrimination Policy 172
Petroleum Engineering 77, 140
Use of English 33
Physical Education and Athletics 80, 143
Physics 82, 144
V
Private Rooms 23
Veterans 26
Probation 30
Veterans Counseling 10
Professional Societies 12
W
Progress Grade 28
Winter Carnival 11
Public Relations 156
Withdrawal from School 17
Q
Women in Science, Engineering and Mathematics
Quality Hours and Quality Points 29
(WISEM) 156
Writing Across the Curriculum 35
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