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Colorado
School of Mines
2007–2008
Undergraduate Bulletin

To CSM Students:
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Published by Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO 80401
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Financial Aid: Roger Koester, Director of Financial Aid
Registrar: Lara Medley, Registrar
Academic Affairs: Dr. Arthur Sacks, Associate Vice President for Academic & Faculty Affairs
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Colorado School of Mines
Undergraduate Bulletin
2007–2008

Contents
Academic Calendar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Economics and Business . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
Section 1–Welcome . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Engineering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
Mission and Goals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Environmental Science and Engineering . . . . . . . . 72
The Academic Environment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Geology and Geological Engineering . . . . . . . . . . . 75
Student Honor Code . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Oceanography . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83
Academic Integrity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Geophysics. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83
Policy on Violation of Academic Integrity . . . . . . . . . 6
Liberal Arts and International Studies. . . . . . . . . . . 90
Procedures for Addressing Academic Misconduct . . 7
Mathematical and Computer Sciences. . . . . . . . . 102
Penalties for Academic Misconduct . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Metallurgical and Materials Engineering . . . . . . . . 110
Appeal Process for Academic Misconduct . . . . . . . . 7
Mining Engineering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118
History of CSM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Petroleum Engineering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 123
Unique Programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Physics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 129
Location . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Bioengineering and Life Sciences . . . . . . . . . . . . 134
Accreditation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Energy Minor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 139
Administration. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Materials Science . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 140
Section 2–Student Life . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
McBride Honors Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 142
Facilities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Military Science. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 145
Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Physical Education and Athletics . . . . . . . . . . . . . 149
Activities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Section 6–Research Centers and Institutes . . 152
Student Honors. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Section 7–Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 158
Section 3–Tuition, Fees, Financial
Arthur Lakes Library . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 158
Assistance, Housing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Academic Computing and Networking . . . . . . . . . 158
Tuition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Copy Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 158
Fees . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
CSM Alumni Association. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 159
Housing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Environmental Health and Safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . 159
Payments and Refunds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Green Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 159
Residency Qualifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
INTERLINK Language Center (ESL) . . . . . . . . . . 159
College Opportunity Fund. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
LAIS Writing Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 159
Financial Aid and Scholarships. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Off-Campus Study . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 160
Financial Aid Policies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Office of International Programs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 160
Section 4–Living Facilities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Office of Technology Transfer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 160
Residence Halls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Public Relations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 160
Dining Facilities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Registrar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 160
Mines Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Research Administration. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 161
Fraternities, Sororities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Special Programs and Continuing Education
Private Rooms, Apartments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
(SPACE) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 161
Section 5–Undergraduate Information . . . . . . . 22
Telecommunications Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 161
Undergraduate Bulletin. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Women in Science, Engineering and
Admission Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Mathematics (WISEM) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 161
Admission Procedures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Directory of the School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 162
Academic Regulations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Policies and Procedures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 176
Undergraduate Grading System. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Affirmative Action . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 176
Academic Probation and Suspension. . . . . . . . . . . 29
Unlawful Discrimination Policy and Complaint
Access to Student Records . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Procedure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 176
General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Sexual Harassment Policy and Complaint
Curriculum Changes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Procedure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 179
Undergraduate Degree Requirements . . . . . . . . . . 32
Personal Relationships Policy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 182
Undergraduate Programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 184
Course Numbering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Student Life. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
The Core Curriculum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Core Areas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Distributed Core . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Combined Undergraduate/Graduate Programs . . . 38
Chemical Engineering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Chemistry and Geochemistry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
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2007–2008
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Academic Calendar
Fall Semester 2007
Confirmation deadline
Aug. 20, Monday
Faculty Conference . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Aug. 20, Monday
Classes start (1) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Aug. 21, Tuesday
Graduate Students—last day to register without late fee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Aug. 26, Sunday
Labor Day (Classes held) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sept. 3, Monday
Last day to register, add or drop courses without a “W” (Census Day). . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sept. 5, Wednesday
Fall Break . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Oct. 15 & 16, Monday & Tuesday
Midterm grades due . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Oct. 15, Monday
Last day to withdraw from a course—Continuing students . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Oct. 30, Tuesday
Priority Registration Spring Semester . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Nov. 12-16, Monday–Friday
Non-class day pior to Thanksgiving Break . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Nov. 21, Wednesday
Thanksgiving Break . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Nov. 22 –Nov. 25, Thursday–Sunday
Last day to withdraw from a course—New students . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Nov. 30, Friday
Last day to completely withdraw from CSM. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dec. 6, Thursday
Classes end. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dec. 6, Thursday
Dead Day . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dec. 7, Friday
Graduating students’ lowest possible grades due. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dec. 11, Tuesday
Final exams. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dec. 8, 10-13 , Saturday, Monday–Thursday
Semester ends . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dec. 14, Friday
Midyear Degree Convocation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dec. 14, Friday
Final grades due. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dec. 17, Monday
Winter Recess . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dec. 15 –Jan. 8, Saturday–Tuesday
Spring Semester 2008
Confirmation deadline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jan. 8, Tuesday
Classes start (1) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jan. 9, Wednesday
Grad Students—last day to register without late fee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jan. 13, Sunday
Last day to register, add or drop courses without a “W” (Census Day) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jan. 24, Thursday
Non-class day - Presidents’ Day. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Feb. 18, Monday
Midterms grades due. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . March 3, Monday
Spring Break. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . March 8-16, Saturday–Sunday
Last day to withdraw from a course—Continuing students . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . March 25, Tuesday
E-Days . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . April 3-5, Thursday–Saturday
Priority Registration, Field, Summer and Fall Term. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . April 7-11, Monday–Friday
Last day to withdraw from a course—New students. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . April 25, Friday
Last day to completely withdraw from CSM. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . May 1, Thursday
Classes end. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . May 1, Thursday
Dead Day . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . May 2, Friday
Graduating students’ lower possible grades due . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . May 6, Tuesday
Final exams . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . May 3, May 5-8 Saturday, Monday–Thursday
Semester ends . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . May 9, Friday
Commencement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . May 9, Friday
Final grades due . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . May 12, Monday
Field/Summer Sessions 2008
First Field Term First Day of Class and Summer Research, Registration (1) . . . . . . . . . . . May 12, Monday
Last day to register, add or drop courses without a “W”—Field Term and Summer Research (Census Day). . May 16, Friday
Memorial Day (Holiday—No classes held). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . May 26, Monday
Last day to withdraw from First Field Term. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . June 6, Friday
First Field Term ends . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . June 20, Friday
Field Term grades due . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . June 23, Monday
Summer School First Day of Class, Registration (1). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . June 16, Monday
Last day to register, add or drop courses without a “W”—Summer School . . . . . . . . . . . . June 24, Tuesday
Independence Day (Holiday—No classes held) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . July 4, Friday
Second Field Term begins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . July 7, Monday
Last day to register, add or drop courses without a “W”—Second Field Term. . . . . . . . . . . . July 11, Friday
Last day to withdraw from Summer School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . July 11, Friday
Last day to withdraw from Second Field Term . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . August 1, Friday
Summer School ends . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Aug. 8, Friday
Summer School grades due . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Aug. 11, Monday
Second Field Term ends . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Aug. 15, Friday
Second Field Term grades due . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Aug. 18, Monday
(1) Petition for changes in tuition classification due in the Registrar’s office for this term.
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Undergraduate Bulletin
2007–2008

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 history, the translation of its mis-
tion in a spirit of free inquiry and orderly discipline. We be-
sion into educational programs has been influenced by the
lieve that these commitments and expectations establish the
needs of society. Those needs are now focused more clearly
academic culture upon which all learning is founded.
than ever before. We believe that the world faces a crisis in
CSM offers the bachelor of science degree in Chemical
balancing resource availability with environmental protection
Engineering, Chemistry, Economics, Engineering, Engi-
and that CSM and its programs are central to the solution to
neering Physics, Geological Engineering, Geophysical
that crisis. Therefore the school’s mission is elaborated upon
Engineering, Mathematical and Computer Sciences, Metal-
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:
uthe discovery and recovery of the Earth’s resources,
uAll CSM graduates must have depth in an area of special-
utheir conversion to materials and energy,
ization, enhanced by hands-on experiential learning, and
utheir 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
uthe 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-
uGraduates 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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uGraduates should have the flexibility to adjust to the ever
Academic Integrity
changing professional environment and appreciate diverse
The Colorado School of Mines affirms the principle that
approaches to understanding and solving society’s prob-
all individuals associated with the Mines academic commu-
lems. They should have the creativity, resourcefulness, re-
nity have a responsibility for establishing, maintaining and
ceptivity and breadth of interests to think critically about a
fostering an understanding and appreciation for academic in-
wide range of cross-disciplinary issues. They should be pre-
tegrity. In broad terms, this implies protecting the environ-
pared to assume leadership roles and possess the skills and
ment of mutual trust within which scholarly exchange
attitudes which promote teamwork and cooperation and to
occurs, supporting the ability of the faculty to fairly and ef-
continue their own growth through life-long learning.
fectively evaluate every student's academic achievements,
uGraduates should be capable of working effectively in an
and giving credence to the university's educational mission,
international environment, and be able to succeed in an in-
its scholarly objectives and the substance of the degrees it
creasingly interdependent world where borders between
awards.
cultures and economies are becoming less distinct. They
Policy on Violation of Academic
should appreciate the traditions and languages of other cul-
tures, and value diversity in their own society.
Integrity
Academic misconduct arises when a student violates the
uGraduates should exhibit ethical behavior and integrity.
principle of academic integrity. Such behavior erodes mutual
They should also demonstrate perseverance and have pride
trust, distorts the fair evaluation of academic achievements,
in accomplishment. They should assume a responsibility to
violates the ethical code of behavior upon which education
enhance their professions through service and leadership
and scholarship rest, and undermines the credibility of the
and should be responsible citizens who serve society, par-
university.
ticularly through stewardship of the environment.
Because of the serious institutional and individual ramifi-
Student Honor Code
cations, student misconduct arising from violations of aca-
Preamble: The students of Colorado School of Mines
demic integrity is not tolerated at Mines. If a student is found
(Mines) have adopted the following Student Honor Code
to have engaged in such misconduct sanctions ranging from a
(Code) in order to establish a high standard of student behav-
disciplinary change of grade, to loss of institutional privi-
ior at Mines. The Code may only be amended through a stu-
leges, or in extreme cases, to academic suspension or dis-
dent referendum supported by a majority vote of the Mines
missal may be imposed.
student body. Mines students shall be involved in the en-
Some of the more common forms of misconduct related to
forcement of the Code through their participation in the Stu-
academic integrity are noted below as a guide. This list is not
dent Judicial Panel.
intended to be all inclusive, but rather to be illustrative of the
Code: Mines students believe it is our responsibility to pro-
practices the Mines faculty deem inappropriate.
mote and maintain high ethical standards in order to ensure
1. Dishonest Conduct - general conduct unbecoming a
our safety, welfare, and enjoyment of a successful learning
scholar. Examples include issuing misleading statements;
environment. Each of us, under this Code, shall assume re-
withholding pertinent information; not fulfilling, in a
sponsibility for our behavior in the area of academic integrity.
timely fashion, previously agreed to projects or activities;
As a Mines student, I am expected to adhere to the highest
and verifying as true, things that are known to the student
standards of academic excellence and personal integrity
not to be true or verifiable.
regarding my schoolwork, exams, academic projects, and
research endeavors. I will act honestly, responsibly, and
2. Plagiarism - presenting the work of another as one's own.
above all, with honor and integrity in all aspects of my aca-
This is usually accomplished through the failure to ac-
demic endeavors at Mines. I will not misrepresent the work
knowledge the borrowing of ideas, data, or the words of
of others as my own, nor will I give or receive unauthorized
others. Examples include submitting as one's own work
assistance in the performance of academic coursework. I will
the work of another student, a ghost writer, or a commer-
conduct myself in an ethical manner in my use of the library,
cial writing service; quoting, either directly or para-
computing center, and all other school facilities and resources.
phrased, a source without appropriate acknowledgment;
By practicing these principles, I will strive to uphold the
and using figures, charts, graphs or facts without appropri-
principles of integrity and academic excellence at Mines. I
ate acknowledgment. Inadvertent or unintentional misuse
will not participate in or tolerate any form of discrimination
or appropriation of another's work is nevertheless plagia-
or mistreatment of another individual.
rism.
3. Falsification/Fabrication - inventing or altering informa-
tion. Examples include inventing or manipulating data or
research procedures to report, suggest, or imply that partic-
ular results were achieved from procedures when such pro-
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cedures were not actually undertaken or when such results
sanction such as a grade of zero on a paper or an F in a
were not actually supported by the pertinent data; false ci-
course, depending on the severity of the offence. All of this
tation of source materials; reporting false information
information must be transmitted to the Vice President for
about practical, laboratory, or clinical experiences; submit-
Student Life/Dean of Students who keeps the Office of Acad-
ting false excuses for absence, tardiness, or missed dead-
emic Affairs informed of these circumstances.
lines; and, altering previously submitted examinations.
Faculty members have broad discretion to address and re-
4. Tampering - interfering with, altering or attempting to alter
solve misconduct matters in a manner that is commensurate
university records, grades, assignments, or other docu-
with the infraction and consistent with the values of the Insti-
ments without authorization. Examples include using a
tution. This includes imposition of appropriate academic
computer or a false-written document to change a recorded
sanctions for students involved in academically dishonest be-
grade; altering, deleting, or manufacturing any academic
havior. While faculty members will make reasonable efforts
record; and, gaining unauthorized access to a university
to maintain the confidentiality of the parties involved, if aca-
record by any means.
demic sanctions are to be imposed a written summary of the
5. Cheating - giving, using, or attempting to give or use,
suspected infraction and the sanction to be imposed must be
unauthorized materials or aid with the intent of demon-
provided the accused student, the student's department
strating academic performance through fraudulent means.
head/division/program director and the Office of the Execu-
Examples include copying from another student's paper or
tive Vice President for Academic Affairs and the Office of
receiving unauthorized assistance on a quiz, test or exami-
the Vice President for Student Life within 10 business days
nation; using books, notes or other devices such as calcula-
of disclosure of the accusation.
tors, PDAs and cell phones, unless explicitly authorized;
Penalties for Academic Misconduct
acquiring without authorization copies of examinations be-
If, after confrontation, the student does not admit to com-
fore the scheduled examination; and, copying reports, lab-
mitting the offense, the charges and evidence are submitted
oratory work or computer files from other students.
to the Student Judicial Panel through Office of the Vice Pres-
Authorized materials are those generally regarded as being
ident for Student Life for resolution. In most cases, substanti-
appropriate in an academic setting, unless specific excep-
ated charges of academic dishonesty will result in a grade of
tions have been articulated by the instructor.
F in the course. However, in consultation with the faculty
6. Impeding - negatively impacting the ability of other stu-
member, a lesser penalty may be assessed. In instances where
dents to successfully complete course or degree require-
a penalty is imposed, the Office of the Vice President for Stu-
ments. Examples include removing pages from books and
dent Life and the Office of the Executive Vice President for
removing materials that are placed on reserve in the Li-
Academic Affairs must be notified for recording on official
brary for general use; failing to provide team members
institutional records. As a general rule, the presumptive disci-
necessary materials or assistance; and, knowingly dissemi-
plinary action in serious instances or second offenses is an F
nating false information about the nature of a test or exam-
in the course, suspension and a notation on the student's tran-
ination.
script; the burden of convincing the university that there are
Procedures for Addressing Academic
specific and significant mitigating factors which should re-
sult in a lesser penalty is the student's.
Misconduct
If a member of the Mines community has reasonable
Appeal Process for Academic
grounds for suspecting that a student or students have en-
Misconduct
gaged in academically dishonest conduct, they have an obli-
Students charged with academic dishonesty must be af-
gation to act on this suspicion in an appropriate fashion.
forded a fair opportunity for a defense. Upon notification of a
Faculty who suspect student(s) should inform the student(s)
finding of academic dishonesty and the associated penalties,
of the allegations, and attempt to resolve the issue directly.
the student may appeal the decision, in writing. The written
Students who suspect other students of academically dishon-
appeal must be made within five school days after the student
est conduct should report the matter to the faculty member,
receives the decision letter. The appeal will be heard by the
or the appropriate department head/division/program direc-
Student Affairs Committee.
tor, or the Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs, or
History of CSM
the Associate Vice President for Academic and Faculty Af-
fairs, or the Vice President for Student Life/Dean of Students.
In 1865, only six years after gold and silver were discov-
The information is then provided to the faculty member con-
ered in the Colorado Territory, the fledgling mining industry
cerned. The faculty member may personally determine
was in trouble. The nuggets had been picked out of streams
whether academic dishonesty has occurred, confront the stu-
and the rich veins had been worked, and new methods of ex-
dent(s) with the charge, and if guilt is admitted, impose a
ploration, mining, and recovery were needed.
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Early pioneers like W.A.H. Loveland, E.L. Berthoud,
of creating a new emerging discipline. A similar development
Arthur Lakes, George West and Episcopal Bishop George M.
is occurring in geo-engineering through the integration of
Randall proposed a school of mines. In 1874, the Territorial
aspects of civil engineering, geology and mining. CSM has
Legislature appropriated $5,000 and commissioned Loveland
played a leadership role in this kind of innovation over the
and a Board of Trustees to found the Territorial School of
last decade. Many degree programs offer CSM undergradu-
Mines in or near Golden. Governor Routt signed the Bill on
ate students the opportunity to begin work on a Graduate
February 9, 1874, and when Colorado became a state in
Certificate, Professional Master’s Degree, or Master’s De-
1876, the Colorado School of Mines was constitutionally es-
gree while completing the requirements for their Bachelor’s
tablished. The first diploma was awarded in 1883.
Degree. These combined Bachelors-Masters programs have
As CSM grew, its mission expanded from the rather nar-
been created by CSM faculty in those situations where they
row initial focus on nonfuel minerals to programs in petro-
have deemed it academically advantageous to treat BS and
leum production and refining as well. Recently it has added
MS degree programs as a continuous and integrated process.
programs in materials science and engineering, energy and
These are accelerated programs that can be valuable in fields
environmental engineering, and a broad range of other engi-
of engineering and applied science where advanced educa-
neering and applied science disciplines. CSM sees its mis-
tion in technology and/or management provides the opportu-
sion as education and research in engineering and applied
nity to be on a fast track for advancement to leadership
science with a special focus on the earth science disciplines
positions. These programs also can be valuable for students
in the context of responsible stewardship of the earth and its
who want to get a head start on graduate education.
resources.
Location
CSM long has had an international reputation. Students
Golden, Colorado has been the home for CSM since its in-
have come from nearly every nation, and alumni can be
ception. Located 20 minutes west of Denver, this community
found in every corner of the globe.
of 18,000 is located in the foothills of the Rockies. Skiing is
Unique Programs
an hour away to the west. Golden is a unique community that
serves as home to CSM, the Coors Brewing Company, the
Colorado School of Mines is an institution of engineering
National Renewable Energy Laboratory, a major U.S. Geo-
and applied science with a special focus in Earth, Energy,
logical Survey facility that also contains the National Earth-
Environment and Materials. As such, it has unique programs
quake Center, and the seat of Jefferson County. Golden once
in many fields. This is the only institution in the world, for
served as the territorial capital of Colorado.
example, that offers doctoral programs in all five of the
major earth science disciplines: Geology and Geological En-
Accreditation
gineering, Geophysics, Geochemistry, Mining Engineering
Colorado School of Mines is accredited through the doc-
and Petroleum Engineering. It has one of the few Metallurgi-
toral degree by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of
cal and Materials Engineering programs in the country that
the North Central Association, 30 North LaSalle Street, Suite
still focuses on the complete materials cycle from mineral
2400, Chicago, Illinois 60602-2504 – telephone (312) 263-
processing to finished advanced materials.
0456. The Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Ac-
In addition to these traditional programs which define the
creditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET),
institutional focus, the school is pioneering programs in inter-
111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202-4012 –
disciplinary areas. One of the most successful of these is the
telephone (410) 347-7700, accredits undergraduate degree
Engineering Division program, which currently claims more
programs in Chemical Engineering, Engineering, Engineer-
than one-third of the undergraduate majors. This program
ing Physics, Geological Engineering, Geophysical Engineer-
combines civil, electrical, environmental and mechanical
ing, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Mining
engineering in a nontraditional curriculum that is accredited
Engineering and Petroleum Engineering. The American
by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accred-
Chemical Society has approved the degree program in the
itation Board for Engineering and Technology, 111 Market
Department of Chemistry and Geochemistry.
Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202-4012 – telephone
Administration
(410) 347-7700. Another, at the graduate level, is the Master
General management of the School is vested by State
of International Political Economy of Resources. Such pro-
statute in a Board of Trustees, consisting of seven members
grams serve as models at CSM.
appointed by the governor. A non-voting student member is
While many of the programs at CSM are firmly grounded
elected annually by the student body. Financial support
in tradition, they are all experiencing continual evolution and
comes from student tuition and fees and from the State
innovation. Recent successes in integrating aspects of the
through annual appropriations. These funds are augmented
curriculum have spurred similar activity in other areas such
by government and privately sponsored research, private gift
as the geosciences. There, through the medium of computer
support from alumni, corporations, foundations and other
visualization, geophysicists and geologists are in the process
friends.
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Section 2- Student Life
Facilities
Each mentor, who is a member of the faculty (academic
Student Center
and administrative) or professional staff, advises approxi-
The Ben H. Parker Student Center has recently undergone
mately ten students. Transfer students who have successful-
a four million dollar renovation and addition. The building
ly completed fewer than 17 semester hours register for the
contains the offices for the Vice President of Student Life and
Freshman Mentor Program in their first semester at CSM.
Dean of Students, the Director of Student Life, Housing,
The Admissions Office advises undecided transfer students,
Conferences Reservation Office, Student Activities and
during their first year, who have successfully completed
Greek Advisor, ASCSM Offices, and Student Groups. The
more than 17 semester hours. An advisor in the academic
Student Center also contains the student dining hall, the
department for their respective major advises upper class
I-Club, a food court, game room, bookstore, and student
students and transfer students who have declared an academ-
lounges and TV room. There are also a number of meeting
ic major.
rooms and banquet facilities in the Student Center. Another
Questions concerning work in a particular course should
addition was completed during the summer of 2001 which
be discussed with the course instructor. The student's advisor
contains meeting rooms and banquet facilities as well as the
can answer general academic program scheduling and ques-
offices of Admissions/Financial Aid, Cashier, Student
tions. Each Faculty Mentor serves as the academic advisor
Development and Academic Services/Services for Students
until the student officially declares an academic major with
with Disabilities, International Student Services, Career
the Registrar's Office. At that point, the departmental advi-
Services and the Office of the Registrar, which is part of
sor assumes the role of registration advisement and PIN
Academic Affairs, is also housed in the Student Center.
assignment. All students assigned a CSM101 Mentor will be
Student Recreation Center
issued a PIN for priority registration and must meet individ-
Completed in May, 2007, the 108,000 square foot Student
ually with their CSM101 Mentor for academic advising prior
Recreation Center, located at the corner of 16th and Maple
to receiving their PIN.
Streets in the heart of campus, provides a wide array of facili-
Office for Student Development and Academic
ties and programs designed to meet student's recreational and
Services
leisure needs while providing for a healthy lifestyle. The
The Student Development and Academic Services Office
Center contains a state-of-the-art climbing wall, an eight-
(SDAS), located in the Student Center, serves as the per-
lane, 25 meter swimming and diving pool, a cardiovascular
sonal, academic and career counseling center. Through its
and weight room, two multi-purpose rooms designed and
various services, the center acts as a comprehensive resource
equipped for aerobics, dance, martial arts programs and other
for the personal growth and life skills development of our
similar activities, a competition gymnasium containing three
students. SDAS houses a library of over 300 books and other
full-size basketball courts as well as seating for 2500 people,
materials for checkout, and is home to CSM’s Engineers
a separate recreation gymnasium designed specifically for a
Choosing Health Options (ECHO), promoting wise and
wide variety of recreational programs, extensive locker room
healthy decision making regarding students’ use of alcohol
and shower facilities, and a large lounge and juice bar facility
and other drugs.
intended for relaxing, playing games or watching television.
Counseling: Experienced, professional counselors offer
In addition to housing the Outdoor Recreation Program as
assistance in a variety of areas. Personal counseling for
well as the Intramurals and Club Sports Programs, the Center
stress management, relationship issues, wellness education
serves as the competition venue for the Intercollegiate Men
and/or improved self image are a few of the areas often
and Women's Basketball Programs, the Intercollegiate
requested. Assertiveness, stress management, time manage-
Volleyball Program and the Men and Women's Intercollegiate
ment, gender issues, personal security, and compatibility
Swimming and Diving Program.
with roommates are also popular interactive presentations.
Services
SDAS works closely with other student life departments to
Academic Advising
address other issues.
Freshmen are advised under the Freshman Mentor
Academic Services: The staff often conducts workshops
Program (CSM101), designed to:
in areas of interest to college students, such as time manage-
ease the transition from high school or work to college,
ment, learning skills, test taking, preparing for finals and
provide quality academic advising,
college adjustment. Advising on individual learning skills is
provide a resource/contact person for critical periods
also available.
during the freshman year, and
Tutoring and Academic Excellence Workshops: Free
give students an opportunity to get to know a campus
walk-in tutoring is available to all CSM students for most
professional.
freshmen and sophomore courses. Tutoring in some upper
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division courses is available. Weekly academic excellence
groups and residence hall program. The Students Health
workshops in introductory calculus, chemistry, and physics
Center is open Monday through Friday 8-12 and 1-4:45 P.M.
are provided as well.
It is staffed by RN’s throughout the day. Physicians coverage
Office of Services for Students with Disabilities
is provided by family practice physicians who are on site for
(OSSD): This office serves students with documented dis-
two hours daily and on-call at all times.
abilities who are seeking academic accommodations or
Dental services are also provided at the Student Health
adjustments. OSSD coordinates CSM's efforts to comply
Center. These services are provided by a dentist who has
with the broad mandates of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation
scheduled hours two days per week four hours per day.
Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of
Basic services such as x-rays, cleanings, fillings and extrac-
1990.
tions are available.
International Student Affairs
To be eligible for care, students must be enrolled in four or
International student advising and international student
more hours; have paid the Health Center fee if they are part
services are the responsibility of International Student and
time and have a completed Health History Form on file at the
Scholar Services, located in the Student Center. The Inter-
Health Center. Supervised by Vice President and Dean of
national Student and Scholar Services Office coordinates the
Student Life. Phone: (303) 273-3381; FAX: (303) 279-3155.
Host Family Program. Orientation programs for new inter-
Motor Vehicles Parking
national students are held at the beginning of each semester.
All students are permitted to bring motor vehicles on
Visas and work permits are processed through the Inter-
campus but they must be registered with CSM Public Safety.
national Student Advisor at the International Student and
Regulations for parking may be obtained from CSM Public
Scholar Services Office.
Safety. Some parking space is restricted, and this must be
Office of International Programs/Study Abroad
observed.
The Office of International Programs (OIP), a program in
Career Center
Academic Affairs located in Stratton Hall, room 109, devel-
The CSM Career Center mission is to assist students in
ops international opportunities for students and faculty at
developing, evaluating, and/or implementing career, educa-
CSM, including study abroad programs. For information
tion, and employment decisions and plans. Career develop-
about the international activities of OIP, see p. 111.
ment is integral to the success of CSM graduates and to the
Identification Cards (BLASTER CARD)
mission of CSM. All Colorado School of Mines graduates
Blaster cards are made in the Student Life Office in the
will be able to acquire the necessary skills to enable them to
Parker Student Center, and all new students must have a card
successfully take personal responsibility for the management
made as soon as possible after they enroll. Each semester
of their own careers.
the Student Activities Office issues validation stickers for
In order to accomplish our mission, we provide a compre-
student ID’s, and students can replace lost, stolen, or dam-
hensive array of career services:
aged Blaster Cards for a small fee.
Career Advice and Counseling
The Blaster Card can be used as a debit card to make
Resources to help choose a major
purchases from all campus vending machines, at all campus
Individual resume and cover letter critiques
food service facilities, at the campus bookstore, to use any
Individual job search advice
campus laundry facility as well as any campus copying
Practice video-taped interviews
machine, to check material out of the CSM Library and to
Career Planning Services
make purchases at the campus residence halls and may be
required to attend various CSM campus activities.
CSM101 Freshman Success Seminar - focusing on ex-
ploring and connecting with an academic major at
Please visit the website at http://www.is.mines.edu/
Mines
BlasterCard for more information.
Online resources for exploring careers and employers
Student Health Center
"Career Digger" online - short bios describe what re-
The Student Health Center, located at 17th and Elm, pro-
cent grads are doing on their jobs
vides primary health care to CSM students and their spouses.
"Career Manual" online - resume writing, resume and
Students pay a $45 fee each semester which entitles them to
cover letter examples, and job search tips
unlimited visits with a physician or nurse as well as pre-
Job Search Workshops - successful company research,
scription and over the counter medications. The health center
interviewing, networking skills
also provides wellness education, immunizations, allergy
Salary and "placement" information
shots, flu shots, nutrition counseling and information regard-
Company contact information
ing a wide range of health concerns. Staff members are also
Grad school information
available to provide health-promotion events for students
Career resource library
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Job Resources
A Board of Student Publications acts in an advisory capacity
Career Day (Fall and Spring)
to the publications staffs and makes recommendations on
Online summer, part-time, and full-time entry-level job
matters of policy. The Public Affairs Department staff mem-
postings at www.diggernet.net
bers serve as daily advisors to the staffs of the Oredigger and
Cooperative Education Program - available to students
Prospector. The Division of Liberal Arts and International
who have completed three semesters at CSM (two for
Studies provides similar service to the High Grade.
transfer students). It is an academic program which of-
Veterans Counseling
fers 3 semester hours of credit in the major for engi-
The Registrar’s Office provides veterans counseling serv-
neering work experience, awarded on the basis of a
ices for students attending the School and using educational
term paper written following the CO-OP term. The type
benefits from the Veterans Administration.
of credit awarded depends on the decision of the de-
Tutoring
partment, but in most cases is additive credit. CO-OP
Individual tutoring in most courses is available through
terms usually extend from May to December, or from
the Office for Student Development and Academic Services.
January to August, and usually take a student off cam-
This office also sponsors group tutoring sessions and Aca-
pus full time. Students must apply for CO-OP before
demic Excellence Workshops which are open to all interested
beginning the job (a no credit, no fee class), and must
CSM students. For more information about services and eli-
write learning objectives and sign formal contracts with
gibility requirements, contact the Student Development and
their company's representative to ensure the educa-
Academic Services office.
tional component of the work experience.
On-campus interviewing - industry and government
Office of Women in Science, Engineering and
representatives visit the campus to interview students
Mathematics (WISEM)
and explain employment opportunities
The WISEM office in Academic Affairs is located in 300
Resume referrals
Guggenheim Hall. The mission of WISEM is to enhance
Employer searching resource
opportunities for women in science and engineering careers,
Continued services up to 18 months after graduation
to increase retention of women at CSM, and to promote equi-
ty and diversity in higher education. The office sponsors pro-
Standards, Codes of Conduct
grams for women students and faculty and produces the
Students can access campus rules and regulations, includ-
Chevron Lecture Series. For further information, contact:
ing the student code of conduct, student honor code, alcohol
Debra K. Lasich, Executive Director of Women in Science,
policy, sexual misconduct policy, the unlawful discrimina-
Engineering and Mathematics, Colorado School of Mines,
tion policy and complaint procedure, public safety and park-
1133 17th Street, Golden, CO 80401-1869, or call (303) 273-
ing policies, and the distribution of literature and free speech
3097.
policy, by visiting the Student Activities webpage at:
Minority Engineering Program
http://www.mines.edu/stu_life/activities/ and clicking on the
The Minority Engineering Program is located at 1112
link “rules and regulations.” We encourage all students to
18th Street. The MEP meets the needs of minority students
review the electronic document and expect that students
by providing various student services, summer programs,
know and understand the campus policies, rules and regula-
recruitment, academic/retention programs (academic advis-
tions as well as their rights as a student. Questions and com-
ing, academic excellence workshops, counseling, tutoring
ments regarding the above mentioned policies can be direct-
and peer study groups), professional/career development
ed to Student Activities located in the Student Center, Suite
(leadership workshops, career development, time manage-
172. Anyone having additional questions concerning these
ment, study skills and national conferences), community
regulations should contact the Dean of Students.
outreach and cultural and social activities.
Student Publications
Working through student professional societies—American
Two student publications are published at CSM by the
Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES), Asian
Associated Students of CSM. Opportunities abound for
Student Association (ASA), National Society of Black
students wishing to participate on the staffs.
Engineers (NSBE), and Society of Hispanic Professional
The Oredigger is the student newspaper, published weekly
Engineers (SHPE)— the Office of Minority Engineering
during the school year. It contains news, features, sports,
Program is a center for minority student activities, and a place
letters and editorials of interest to students, faculty, and the
for students to become a community of scholars with common
Golden community.
goals and objectives in a comfortable learning environment.
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
American students pursuing science and engineering
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careers. Its main goal is to help the students get through
Student Government
college so they can then use those new skills to create a
Associated Students of CSM (ASCSM), is sanctioned by
better life for themselves and other Native Americans.
the Board of Trustees of the School. The purpose of
Asian Students Association (ASA) - This is a branch of the
ASCSM is, in part, to advance the interest and promote
Minority Engineering Program which acknowledges the
the welfare of CSM and all of the students and to foster
Asian heritage by involvement in various school activities,
and maintain harmony among those connected with or
social activities, and activities with the other Minority
interested in the School, including students, alumni,
Engineering chapters. ASA allows students with an Asian
faculty, trustees and friends.
heritage or students interested in Asian heritage to assem-
Through funds collected as student fees, ASCSM strives
ble and voice shared interests and associate in organized
to ensure a full social and academic life for all students
group activities which include attending Nuggets games,
with its organizations, publications, and special events. As
bowling, ice skating and numerous other activities.
the representative governing body of the students ASCSM
National Society of Black Engineers - NSBE is a non-
provides leadership and a strong voice for the student
profit organization managed by students. It was founded
body, enforces policies enacted by the student body,
to promote the recruitment, retention and successful
works to integrate the various campus organizations, and
graduation of Black and other under-represented groups
promotes the ideals and traditions of the School.
in the field of engineering. NSBE operates through a
The Graduate Student Association was formed in 1991
university-based structure coordinated through regional
and is recognized by CSM through the student govern-
zones, and administered by the National Executive
ment as the representative voice of the graduate student
Board. The local chapters, which are the center of NSBE
body. GSA’s primary goal is to improve the quality of
activity, create and conduct projects in the areas of pre-
graduate education and offer academic support for gradu-
college student interaction, university academic support
ate students.
mechanisms and career guidance programs. “We instill
The Mines Activity Council serves ASCSM as the campus
pride and add value to our members which causes them
special events board. The majority of all student campus
to want to give back to NSBE in order to produce a con-
events are planned by the MAC committees. These com-
tinuum of success.”
mittees are: Friday Afternoon Club (FAC), which pro-
Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) -
vides comedians and other performing artists to the cam-
SHPE is a non-profit organization that exists for the
pus on most Fridays throughout the academic year;
advancement of Hispanic engineering (sciences) students
Special Events which coordinates events such as the
to become professional engineers and scientists, to increase
annual Back to School Bashes, Discount Sport Nights at
the number of Hispanics entering into the field of engi-
Rockies or Avalanche Games, and one time specialty
neering, and to develop and implement programs benefit-
entertainment; and E-Days and Homecoming.
ing Hispanics seeking to become engineers and scientists.
Special Events
Anyone interested in joining may do so. SHPE is a nation-
Engineers' Days festivities are held each spring. The
al organization with student and professional chapters in
three day affair is organized entirely by students. Contests
nearly 100 cities across the country. The organization is
are held in drilling, hand-spiking, mucking, oil-field
divided into five regions representing 76 student chapters.
olympics, and softball, just to name a few. Additional events
The SHPE organization is governed by a National Board
include a huge fireworks display, the awarding of scholar-
of Directors which includes representatives from all
ships to outstanding Colorado high school seniors and an
regions including two student representatives.
Engineers’ Day concert.
Activities
Homecoming weekend is one of the high points of the
The Office of Student Activities coordinates the various
entire year’s activities. Events include a football rally and
activities and student organizations on the Mines campus.
game, campus decorations, election of Homecoming queen
Student government, professional societies, living groups,
and beast, parade, burro race, and other contests.
honor societies, interest groups and special events add a
balance to the academic side of the CSM community.
International Day is planned and conducted by the
Participants take part in management training, responsibility,
International Council. It includes exhibits and programs
and leadership development. To obtain an up to date listing
designed to further the cause of understanding among the
of the recognized campus organizations or more information
countries of the world. The international dinner and enter-
about any of these organizations, contact the Student
tainment have come to be one of the campus social events of
Activities office.
the year.
Winter Carnival, sponsored by Blue Key, is an all-school
ski day held each year at one of the nearby ski slopes.
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Living Groups
from that culture adjust to the Mines campus. These organi-
Residence Hall Association (RHA) is a student-run organ-
zations are:
ization developed to coordinate and plan activities for stu-
Chinese Student Association
dents living in the Residence Halls. Its membership is repre-
International Student Organization
sented by students from each hall floor. Officers are elected
Japanese Student Association
each fall for that academic year.
Kuwaiti Student Association
Social Fraternities, Sororities
Middle Eastern Student Association
Muslim Student Association
There are seven national fraternities and three national
Omani Student Association
sororities active on the CSM campus. Fraternities and
Taiwanese Student Association
Sororities offer the unique opportunity of leadership, service
to one’s community, and fellowship. Greeks are proud of the
Professional Societies
number of campus leaders, athletes and scholars that come
Professional Societies are generally student chapters of the
from their ranks. Additionally, the Greek social life provides
national professional societies. As a student chapter, the pro-
a complement to the scholastic programs at Mines. Colorado
fessional societies offer a chance for additional professional
School of Mines chapters are
development outside the classroom through guest speakers,
Alpha Phi
Alpha Tau Omega
trips, and interactive discussions about the current activities
Beta Theta Pi
Kappa Sigma
in the profession. Additionally, many of the organizations
Phi Gamma Delta
Pi Beta Phi
offer internship, fellowship and scholarship opportunities.
Sigma Alpha Epsilon
Sigma Kappa
The Colorado School of Mines chapters are as follows:
Sigma Nu
Sigma Phi Epsilon
American Association of Drilling Engineers (AADE)
Honor Societies
American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG)
Honor societies recognize the outstanding achievements of
American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE)
their members in the areas of scholarship, leadership, and
American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical & Petroleum
service. Each of the CSM honor societies recognize different
Engineers (AIME)
achievements in our students. The Colorado School of Mines
American Institute of Professional Geologists (AIPG)
honor societies, and their representative areas, are as follows:
American Ceramic Society (Am. Cer. Soc.)
Alpha Phi Omega - Service
American Chemical Society
Alpha Sigma Mu - Metals
American Indian Science & Engineering Society (AISES)
Blue Key - Service, Scholarship, Activities
American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
Kappa Mu Epsilon. - Mathematics
American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
Order of Omega
American Society of Metals (ASM International)
Pi Epsilon Tau - Petroleum Engineering
American Welding Society
Tau Beta Pi - Engineering
Asian Student Association (ASA)
Association of Engineering Geologists (AEG)
Interest Organizations
Association of General Contractors (AGC)
Interest organizations meet the special and unique needs
Institute of Electrical & Electronic Engineers (IEEE)
of the CSM student body by providing co-curricular activi-
National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE)
ties in specific areas. These organizations are:
Society of American Military Engineers (SAME)
Amnesty International
Anime Club
Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)
Association of Geoscience Students (AGS)
Society of Economics and Business
Ballroom Dance
Band
Society of Economic Geologists (SEG)
Bioengineering Club
Campus Crusade for Christ
Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE)
Capoeira Clubs
Choir
Society of Mining Engineers (SME)
CSM Ambassadors
Earthworks
Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE)
Fellowship of Christian Athletes
Society of Physics Students (SPS)
Fellowship of Christian Cowboys
Society of Student Geophysicists (SSG)
High Grade
Math Club
Society of Women Engineers (SWE)
Mines Little Theatre
Non Traditional Students
The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society of AIME
Oredigger
Prospector
Students for Creative Anachronism
Recreational Organizations
The recreation organizations provide the opportunity, for
International Student Organizations
students with similar interests to participate as a group in
The International Student Organizations provide the
these recreational activities. Most of the recreational organi-
opportunity to experience a little piece of a different culture
zations compete on both the local and regional levels at tour-
while here at Mines, in addition to assisting the students
naments throughout the year. These clubs are:
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Bicycle Club
Bridge Club
Clark B. Carpenter Award. A cash award given to the gradu-
Caving Club
Cheerleading
ating senior in mining or metallurgy who, in the opinion of
Ice Hockey Club
Kayak Club
the seniors in mining and metallurgy and the professors in
Kendo Club
Lacrosse Club
charge of the respective departments, is the most deserving of
Men’s Volleyball
Outdoor Club
this award.
Racquetball Club
Rugby Club
Clark B. Carpenter Research Award. A cash award present-
Shooting Club
Ski Club/Team
ed in honor of Professor Clark B. Carpenter to a student or
Tae Kwon Do Club
Ultimate Frisbee
students, undergraduate or graduate, selected by the
Water Polo Club
Willie Wonka Boarders
Department of Metallurgical Engineering on the basis of
Women’s Soccer
scholastic ability and accomplishment. This award derives
Outdoor Recreation Program
from an endowment by Leslie E. Wilson, E.M., 1927.
The Outdoor Recreation Program is housed at the Mines
Mary and Charles Cavanaugh Memorial Award. A cash
Park Community Center. The Program teaches classes in
award given in metallurgy based on scholarship, professional
outdoor activities; rents mountain bikes, climbing gear,
activity, and participation in school activities.
backpacking and other equipment; and sponsors day and
Colorado Engineering Council Award.
weekend activities such as camping, snowshoeing, rock
A silver medal pre-
climbing, and mountaineering.
sented for excellence in scholarship, high integrity, and gen-
eral engineering ability.
Student Honors
Distinguished Military Graduate. Designated by the ROTC
Awards are presented each year to members of the gradu-
professor of military science for graduating seniors who pos-
ating class and others in recognition of students who have
sess outstanding qualities of leadership and high moral char-
maintained a superior scholastic record, who have distin-
acter, and who have exhibited a definite aptitude for and
guished themselves in school activities, and who have done
interest in military service.
exceptional work in a particular subject.
Dwight D. “Ike” Eisenhower Award. Provided for by Mr.
Robert F. Aldredge Memorial Award. A cash award, pre-
and Mrs. R. B. Ike Downing, $150 and a medal with plaque
sented in geophysics for the highest scholastic average in
is awarded to the outstanding ROTC cadet commissioned
geophysics courses.
each year, based on demonstrated exemplary leadership with-
American Institute of Chemists Award. A one year
in the Corps of Cadets and academic excellence in military
membership, presented in chemistry and chemical engineer-
science.
ing for demonstrated scholastic achievement, leadership, abil-
Prof. Everett Award. A cash award presented to an outstand-
ity, and character.
ing senior in mathematics through the generosity of Frank
Robert A. Baxter Award. A cash award, given for meritorious
Ausanka, ’42.
work in chemistry.
Cecil H. Green Award. A gold medal given to the graduating
Charles N. Bell, 1906, Award. A Brunton transit is awarded
senior in geophysical engineering, who in the opinion of the
for completing the course in mining to the student demonstrat-
Department of Geophysics, has the highest attainment in the
ing the most progress in school work during each year.
combination of scholastic achievement, personality, and
The Blackwell Award for Excellence in Creative
integrity.
Expression. A plaque and cash award are presented by the
The Neal J. Harr Memorial Outstanding Student Award.
Division of Liberal Arts and International Studies to a student
Provided by the Rocky Mountain Association of Geologists,
who has excelled in the evocative representation of the
the award and rock hammer suitably engraved, presented in
human condition through the genres of poetry, fiction, cre-
geology for scholastic excellence in the study of geology with
ative non-fiction, music, or the artistic representation of aca-
the aim of encouraging future endeavors in the earth sciences.
demic inquiry. The award is funded through the generosity of
Harrison L. Hays, ’31, Award. A cash award presented in
J. Michael Blackwell, Class of 1959.
chemical and petroleum-refining for demonstrating by schol-
The Brunton Award in Geology. A Brunton transit is award-
arship, personality, and integrity of character, the general
ed in recognition of highest scholastic achievement and inter-
potentialities of a successful industrial career.
est in and enthusiasm for the science of geology.
John C. Hollister Award. A cash award is presented to the
Hon. D. W. Brunton Award. A Brunton transit, provided for
most deserving student in Geophysics and is not based solely
by Mr. Brunton, is awarded for meritorious work in mining.
on academic performance.
The Leo Borasio Memorial Award. A plaque and cash
Robert M. Hutchinson Award for Excellence in Geological
award presented each year to the outstanding junior in the
Mapping. An engraved Brunton Compass given in recogni-
McBride Honors Program. Mr. Borasio was a 1950 graduate
tion of this phase of Geological Engineering.
of the School of Mines.
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Henry W. Kaanta Award. A cash award and plaque is pre-
Maxwell C. Pellish, 1924, Academic Achievement Award.
sented to a graduating senior majoring in extractive metallur-
A suitably engraved plaque presented to the graduating senior
gy or mineral processing for the outstanding paper written on
with the highest cumulative grade point average who has had
a laboratory procedure or experimental process.
a minimum of 6 semesters at CSM.
Maryanna Bell Kafadar Humanities Award. A plaque and
The Thomas Philipose Outstanding Senior Award. A
cash award are presented by the Division of Liberal Arts and
plaque and cash award, presented to a senior in the McBride
International Studies to a graduating senior for excellence in
Honors Program in Public Affairs for Engineers whose schol-
the study of the humanities and for contributions to the cul-
arship, character, and personality best exemplify the ideals of
tural life of the campus. The award is funded through the
the program as determined by the Committee of tutors.
generosity of the late Ahmed D. Kafadar, Classes of 1942 and
Physics Faculty Distinguished Graduate Award. Presented
1943, 1986 Distinguished Achievement Medal for significant
from time to time by the faculty of the department to graduat-
achievements in the mineral industries, and 1987-88
ing engineering physics seniors with exceptionally high aca-
Honorary Doctor of Engineering, in memory of his wife,
demic achievement in physics.
Maryanna Bell Kafadar.
George R. Pickett Memorial Award. A cash award pre-
Alan Kissock, 1912, Award. A cash award is presented in
sented to a graduating senior on the basis of demonstrated
metallurgy for best demonstrating the capability for creativity
interests and accomplishments in the study of borehole geo-
and the ability to express it in writing.
physics.
George C. Marshall Award. A certificate, an official biogra-
President’s Senior Scholar Athlete Award. A plaque pre-
phy of General Marshall and an expense paid trip to the
sented to the graduating senior who has the highest academic
National Security Conference sponsored by the Marshall
average and who lettered in a sport in the senior year.
Foundation, is presented to the most outstanding ROTC cadet
who demonstrates those leadership and scholastic qualities
The Arthur B. Sacks Award for Excellence in
which epitomized the career of General Marshall.
Environmental Sustainability. A plaque and cash award
are presented by the Division of Liberal Arts and
Metallurgical Engineering Faculty Award. An engraved
International Studies to a graduating senior or graduating
desk set is presented from time to time by the faculty of the
graduate student who has excelled in studying and raising
department to a graduating senior who, by participation in
awareness of environmental sustainability as informed by the
and contribution to campus life, and by academic achieve-
Brundtland Commission's definition of sustainable develop-
ment, has demonstrated those characteristics of a well-round-
ment. The award is funded through the generosity of Dr.
ed graduate to which CSM aspires.
Arthur B. Sacks, Professor in the Division of Liberal Arts and
Evan Elliot Morse Memorial Award. A cash award is pre-
International Studies and Associate Vice President for
sented annually to a student in physics who, in the opinion of
Academic and Faculty Affairs, and his wife, Normandy
the Physics Department faculty, has shown exceptional com-
Roden Sacks.
petence in a research project.
Ryan Sayers Memorial Award. Presented to a graduating
Old Timers’ Club Award. A suitable gift is presented to a
senior in Engineering Physics and/or Mathematical and
graduating senior who, in the opinion of the Department of
Computer Sciences in recognition of outstanding academic
Mining Engineering, has shown high academic standing in
achievement and performance of significant research as an
coal mining engineering and potential in the coal industry.
undergraduate.
The Frank Oppenheimer Memorial Science and Society
William D. Waltman, 1899, Award. Provided for by Mr.
Award. A plaque and cash award are presented jointly by
Waltman, a cash award and suitably engraved plaque is pre-
the Division of Liberal Arts and International Studies and the
sented to the graduating senior whose conduct and scholar-
Department of Physics to a freshman for excellence in writ-
ship have been most nearly perfect and who has most nearly
ing in the core course "Nature and Human Values" for a writ-
approached the recognized characteristics of an American
ten work which examines social, ethical, economic, and/or
gentleman or lady during the recipient’s entire collegiate
political issues.
career.
Outstanding Graduating Senior Awards. A suitably
H.G. Washburn Award. A copy of De Re Metallica by
engraved plaque is presented by each degree-granting depart-
Agricola is awarded in mining engineering for good scholas-
ment to its outstanding graduating senior.
tic record and active participation in athletics.
H. Fleet Parsons Award. A cash award presented for out-
Charles Parker Wedgeforth Memorial Award. Presented
standing service to the School through leadership in student
to the most deserving and popular graduating senior.
government.
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2007–2008
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Section 3 - Tuition, Fees,
Financial Assistance, Housing
Tuition and fees are established by the Board of Trustees
Pi Phi Sorority . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $4,200
of the Colorado School of Mines following the annual budget
Sigma Kappa Sorority . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $4,200
process and action by the Colorado General Assembly and
Governor.
All CSM owned Fraternity and Sorority
Houses—Summer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $60/week
Undergraduate Tuition
Resident Meal Plans
The official tuition and approved charges for the 2007-
Marble. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $3,455 (per year)
2008 academic year will be available prior to the start of the
19 meals/week + $50 Munch Money/semester
2007-2008 academic year located at
Quartz . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $3,455 (per year)
http://www.is.mines.edu/budget/budget_current/tuition_rates.pdf
15 meals/week + $100 Munch Money/semester
Fees
Granite . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $3,455 (per year)
The official fees, approved charges, and fee descriptions
150 meals/semester + $175 Munch Money/semester
for the 2007-2008 academic year will be available prior to
Topaz (Mines Park Resident Only)
the start of the 2007-2008 academic year and can be found
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $3,455 (per year)
at: http://www.is.mines.edu/budget/budget_current/fees.pdf.
125 meals/semester + $250 Munch Money/semester
Please note that in all instances, the costs to collect fees
Field Session (Six weeks)
are not reimbursed to the Student Receivables Office. The
Double Room . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $375
Colorado School of Mines does not automatically assess any
Single Room. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $640
optional fees or charges.
Summer Session (Eight weeks)
Housing
Double Room . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $480
NOTE: Room and board charges are established by the
Single Room. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $760
Board of Trustees (BOT) and are subject to change. Payment
Field Sessions and Summer Session Meal Plans
of room and board charges fall under the same guidelines as
Gold Card (declining balance). . Any Amount
payment of tuition and fees. Rates below are in effect for the
Mines Park*
2007-2008 Academic year. Included is a “flexible” meal plan
Family Housing
which guarantees students a designated number of meals per
1 Bedroom. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $650/month
week and gives them between $50.00 - $175.00 to spend as
2 Bedroom. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $750/month
they wish on additional meals or any of the other food service
Apartment Housing
establishments. For more information, please contact the Stu-
1 Bedroom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $650
dent Life Office at (303) 273-3350.
2 Bedroom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $878
Rates for 2007-2008 (per year)
3 Bedroom. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1,170
Residence Halls (Students must choose a meal plan)
*Tenant pays gas and electricity only
Morgan/Thomas/Bradford/Randall Halls
CSM pays water/sewer/public electric. Tenant pays
Double Room . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $3,880
$18.50/month per phone line (optional).
Single Room . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $4,595
Residence Hall Application
Double Room as Single. . . . . . . . . . . . $4,935
Information and application for residence hall space is
WeaverTowers
included in the packet offering admission to the student.
Double Room . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $4,130
Students desiring accommodations are requested to forward
Single Room . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $4,810
their inquiries at the earliest possible date.
Double Room as Single. . . . . . . . . . . . $5,225
The submission of a room application does not in itself
“E” Room, Single . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $5,175
constitute a residence hall reservation. A residence hall con-
Residence Hall Association Fee . . . . $50 included above
tract will be mailed to the student to be signed by the student
Residence Halls at Mines Park (freshmen only)
and his or her parents and returned to the Residence Life
Double occupancy room . . . . . . . . . . . $4,100
Office. Only upon receipt and written acknowledgement of
Single occupancy room . . . . . . . . . . . . $4,815
the residence hall contract by the Residence Life Office will
Sigma Nu House . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $4,000
the student be assured of a room reservation.
FIJI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $4,300
Rooms and roommates are assigned in accordance with
Alpha Phi Sorority . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $4,200
student preference insofar as possible, with earlier applica-
tions receiving priority.
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Advance Deposits
Refunds
An advance deposit of $50 made payable to Colorado
Refunds for tuition and fees are made according to the follow-
School of Mines must accompany each application received.
ing policy:
This deposit will be refunded in full (or in part if there are
P The amount of tuition and fee assessments is based pri-
charges against the room) when the student leaves the resi-
marily on each student’s enrolled courses. In the event a
dence hall.
student withdraws from a course or courses, assessments
If a student wishes to cancel a residence hall reservation,
will be adjusted as follows:
$25 of the deposit will be refunded if notice of the cancella-
P If the withdrawal is made prior to the end of the add/drop
tion is received in writing by the Residence Life Office on or
period for the term of enrollment, as determined by the
before May 1 of the current year.
Registrar, tuition and fees will be adjusted to the new
Contracts are issued for the full academic year and no can-
course level without penalty.
cellation will be accepted after May 1, except for those who
P If the withdrawal from a course or courses is made after
decide not to attend CSM. Those contracts separately issued
the add/drop period, and the student does not officially
only for entering students second semester may be cancelled
withdraw from school, no adjustment in charges will be
no later than December 15. After that date no cancellation will
made.
be accepted except for those who decide not to attend CSM.
P If the withdrawal from courses is made after the add/drop
period, and the student withdraws from school, tuition
Payments and Refunds
and fee assessments will be reduced according to the fol-
Payment Information
lowing schedule:
A student is expected to complete the registration process,
P Within the 7 calendar days following the end of the
including the payment of tuition and fees, room and board,
add/drop period, 60 percent reduction in charges.
before attending class. Students can mail their payment to:
P Within the next following 7 calendar days, a 40 percent
Cashier
reduction in charges.
1600 Maple Street
P Within the next following 7 calendar days, a 20 percent
Colorado School of Mines
reduction in charges.
Golden, CO 80401-1887
P After that period, no reduction of charges will be made.
Financial Responsibility
PLEASE NOTE: Students receiving federal financial aid
It is important for students to recognize their financial
under the Title IV programs or Colorado financial aid programs
responsibilities when registering for classes at the school. If
may have a different refund determined as required by federal or
students do not fulfill their financial obligations by published
Colorado law or regulations.
deadlines:
The schedule above applies to the Fall and Spring semesters.
P Late payment penalties will accrue on any outstanding
The time periods for the Summer sessions - Field and Summer -
balance.
will be adjusted in proportion to the reduced number of days in
P Transcripts will not be issued.
these semesters.
P Past due accounts will be turned over to Colorado
Room and board refunds are pro-rated to the date of checkout
Central Collection Services in accordance with Colo-
from the Residence Hall. Arrangements must be made with the
rado law.
Housing Office. Student health insurance charges are not refund-
P Collection costs will be added to a students account.
able. The insurance remains in effect for the entire semester.
P The student’s delinquency may be reported to national
PLEASE NOTE: Students receiving federal financial aid
credit bureaus.
under the Title IV programs may have a different refund deter-
Late Payment Penalties
mined as required by federal law or regulations.
A penalty will be assessed against a student if payment is
not received in full by the official day of registration. The
State of Colorado Residency
penalty is described in the schedule of courses for each
Qualifications
semester. If payment is not completed by the sixth week of
A student is classified as a resident or nonresident for tuition
class, the student may be officially withdrawn from classes.
purposes at the time admission is granted. The classification is
Students will be responsible for all collection costs.
based upon information furnished by the student. The student
Encumbrances
who, due to subsequent events, becomes eligible for resident tu-
A student will not be permitted to register for future
ition must make formal application to the Registrar for a change
classes, graduate, or secure an official transcript of his/her
of status.
academic record while indebted in any way to CSM. Stu-
A student who willfully gives wrong information to evade
dents will be responsible for payment of all reasonable costs
payment of nonresident tuition shall be subject to serious disci-
of collection.
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2007–2008
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plinary action. The final decision regarding tuition status rests
registration, payment of Colorado state income taxes, owner-
with the Tuition Appeals Committee of Colorado School of
ship of residential real estate property in the state (particularly
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-
Nonresident students wishing to obtain further information
dent so long as such residence is maintained even though cir-
on the establishment of residency or to apply for resident
cumstances may require extended absences from the state.
status should contact the Registrar’s Office. The “Petition for
Qualification for resident tuition requires both (1) proof of
In-State Tuition Classification” is due in the Registrar’s
adoption of the state as a fixed and permanent home, demon-
Office by the first day of classes of the term the student is
strating physical presence within the state at the time of such
requesting resident status.
adoption, together with the intention of making Colorado the
College Opportunity Fund
true home; and (2) living within the state for 12 consecutive
The College Opportunity Fund provides State financial
months immediately prior to the first day of classes for any
support to eligible students for higher education. It was cre-
given term.
ated by an Act of the Colorado State Legislature and signed
These requirements must be met by one of the following:
into law by Governor Owens in May 2004.
(a) the father, mother, or guardian of the student if an
What does it mean? In the past, the State gave money di-
unemancipated minor, or (b) the student if married or over
rectly to the colleges. Now, if you authorize use of the
22, or (c) the emancipated minor.
stipend for any given term, the college you are attending will
The home of the unemancipated minor is assumed to be
receive the funding, and you will see it appear as a credit on
that of the parents, or if there is a legal guardian of the
your tuition bill.
student, that of such guardian. If the parents are separated
Who is eligible? Undergraduate students who are eligible
or divorced and either separated or divorced parent meet the
for in-state tuition, and who apply for COF, are admitted to
Colorado residency requirements, the minor also will be
and enrolled in an eligible institution of higher education,
considered a resident. Statutes provide for continued resi-
and who authorize the institution to collect the funds on their
dent status, in certain cases, following parents’ moving
behalf. Once enrolled at the Colorado School of Mines, the
from Colorado. Please check Colorado Revised Statutes
student must authorize the School to collect these funds from
1973, 23-7-103(2)(m)(II) for exact provisions. In a case
the state on the student's behalf. Once authorized, the School
where a court has appointed a guardian or granted custody,
will continue to collect these funds on the student's behalf
it shall be required that the court certify that the primary
unless and until the student chooses to revoke the authoriza-
purpose of such appointment was not to qualify the minor
tion.
for resident tuition status.
How much is the stipend? It will vary. The amount will be
Nonresident Students
determined each year by the Colorado Legislature.
To become a resident of Colorado for tuition classification
For additional information please refer to:
under state statutes, a student must be domiciled in Colorado
for one year or more immediately preceding the first day of
Colorado School of Mines website:
class for the semester for which such classification is sought.
http://www.mines.edu/admin/cof/
A person must be emancipated before domicile can be estab-
Colorado Commission on Higher Education's website:
lished separate from the domicile of the parents. Emancipa-
http://www.state.co.us/cche/
tion for tuition purposes takes place automatically when a
The College Opportunity Fund website:
person turns 23 years of age or marries.
https://cof.college-access.net/cofapp/
The establishment of domicile for tuition purposes has two
inseparable elements: (1) a permanent place of habitation in
Financial Aid and Scholarships
Colorado and (2) intent to remain in Colorado with no intent
Undergraduate Student Financial Assistance
to be domiciled elsewhere. The twelve-month waiting period
The role of the CSM Financial Assistance Program is to
does not begin until both elements exist. Documentation of
enable students to enroll and complete their educations, re-
the following is part of the petitioning process to document
gardless of their financial circumstances. In fulfilling this
physical presence: copies of rental arrangements, rent re-
role, the Office of Financial Aid administered over $29 mil-
ceipts, copy of warranty deed if petitioner owns the personal
lion in total assistance in 2006-2007, including over $13.0
residence property and verification of dates of employment.
million in grants and scholarships. Additional information
Documentation of the following is part of the petitioning
may be found at the CSM financial aid web site, www.fi-
process to document intent: Colorado drivers license, motor
naid.mines.edu.
vehicle registration (as governed by Colorado Statute), voter
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Applying for Assistance
Athletic scholarships may be awarded to promising stu-
The CSM Application for Admission serves as the application
dent-athletes in seventeen men’s and women’s sports. The
for CSM merit-based scholarships for new students (except for
scholarships are renewable for up to three years, based on the
the Engineers' Days Scholarship which is an essay contest run by
recommendation of the Athletics Department.
a student government committee, and the Athletic and Military
Army ROTC scholarships are available from CSM and
Science Departments which have their own application proce-
the U.S. Army for outstanding young men and women who
dures for their scholarships). Continuing students may be recom-
are interested in a military career. The one, two, three, and
mended by their major department for scholarships designated
four-year scholarships can provide up to full tuition and fees,
for students from that department. To apply for need-based
a book allowance, and a monthly stipend for personal ex-
CSM, federal and Colorado assistance, students should complete
penses. The CSM Military Science Department assists stu-
the Free Application for Federal Student Aid.
dents in applying for these scholarships.
After the student’s and family’s financial circumstances
U.S. Navy Scholarships through the Civil Engineering
are reviewed, a financial aid award is sent to the student.
Program, Nuclear Power Officer Program, and Baccalaureate
New students are sent an award letter beginning in late
Degree Completion Program are also available to CSM stu-
March, and continuing students are notified in mid May.
dents. The local Navy Recruiting District Office provides in-
Types of Financial Assistance
formation about these scholarships.
Need-based assistance will typically include grants, part-
U.S. Air Force ROTC Scholarships are available from
time employment, and student loans. Grants are provided by
CSM and the U.S. Air Force. The three and four year schol-
CSM, by the State of Colorado (Colorado State Grants), and
arships can provide up to full tuition, fees, a book allowance,
by the federal government (Pell Grants and Supplemental
and a stipend. Further information is available through the
Educational Opportunity Grants).
Department of Aerospace Studies at the University of Col-
Work Study funds also come from CSM, Colorado and
orado Boulder (the official home base for the CSM detach-
the federal government. Students work between 8 and 10
ment).
hours a week, and typically earn between $500 to $1,500 to
In addition to scholarships through CSM, many students
help pay for books, travel, and other personal expenses.
receive scholarships from their hometown civic, religious or
Student Loans may be offered from two federal programs:
other organizations. All students are urged to contact organi-
the Perkins Student Loan, or the Stafford Student Loan.
zations with which they or their parents are affiliated to inves-
Supplemental student loans may also be offered through
tigate such scholarships. The Financial Aid Office reserves
private bank loan programs.
the right, unless otherwise instructed by the student, to release
the student’s information to scholarship providers for the pur-
The Alumni Association of CSM administers a loan pro-
pose of assisting students in obtaining scholarships.
gram designed to assist juniors and seniors who have ex-
hausted their other sources of funds. These are short term
Financial Aid Policies
loans which require repayment within three years after grad-
General
uation, and have been made available through the contribu-
CSM students requesting or receiving financial assistance
tions of CSM alumni.
sponsored by the U.S. Government, the State of Colorado, or
Merit-based assistance is offered to recognize students
the Colorado School of Mines are required to report to the
who have special talents or achievements. Academic awards
CSM Financial Aid Office all financial assistance offered or
to new students are made on the basis of their high school
received from all sources including CSM immediately upon
records, SAT or ACT test scores, academic interests, and
receipt or notification of such assistance. For the purpose of
extracurricular activities. Continuing students receive schol-
this paragraph, “financial assistance” shall include, but not be
arships based on their academic performance at CSM, partic-
limited to, grants, scholarships, fellowships, or loans funded
ularly in their major field of study, and on financial need.
by public or private sources, as well as all income not consid-
ered taxable income by the Internal Revenue Service. Upon
Alumni Association Grants are awarded to students who
receipt of this information, CSM shall evaluate, and may ad-
are children of alumni who have been active in the CSM
just any financial assistance provided to the student from
Alumni Association for the two years prior to the student’s
CSM, Colorado, or federal funds. No student shall receive
enrollment. The one-year grants carry a value of $1,000. The
financial assistance from CSM if such student’s total assis-
students may also receive a senior award, based on their aca-
tance from all sources exceeds the total cost of the student’s
demic scholarship, and the availability of funds.
education at CSM. For the purpose of this paragraph, the
Engineers’ Day Scholarships are available to Colorado
“total cost of education” shall be defined to include the cost
residents. Based on high school records, an essay, and other
of tuition, fees, books, room and board, necessary travel, and
information, a CSM Student Government committee selects
reasonable personal expenses.
students for these four-year awards.
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Funds for the Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental
Study Abroad
Educational Opportunity Grant, Federal College Work-Study
Students who will be studying abroad through a program
Program, Federal Perkins Loan, Federal Stafford Loan, and
sponsored by CSM may apply for all forms of financial assis-
Federal Parent Loan for Undergraduate Students are provided
tance as if they were registered for and attending classes at CSM.
in whole or part by appropriations of the United States Con-
Financial assistance will be based on the student’s actual ex-
gress. The Colorado General Assembly provides funds for
penses for the program of study abroad.
the Colorado Grant, Colorado Leveraging Educational Assis-
For additional information about Study Abroad opportunities,
tance Program, Colorado Centennial Scholarship, Colorado
contact the Office of International Programs, Stratton 109; (303)
Athletic Scholarship, and Colorado Work-Study programs.
384-2121.
These programs are all subject to renewed funding each year.
Satisfactory Academic Progress
Refunds
If students completely withdraw from all of their classes dur-
CSM students receiving scholarships must make satisfactory
ing a semester, they may be eligible for a refund (a reduction in
academic progress as specified in the rules and regulations for
tuition and fees, and room or board if they live on campus, and a
each individual scholarship.
return of funds to the financial aid programs from which the stu-
Students receiving assistance from federal, Colorado or need-
dent is receiving assistance). If a student is receiving federal or
based CSM funds must make satisfactory academic progress to-
Colorado assistance, there will be no refund given after the date
ward their degree. Satisfactory progress is defined as
on which students have completed at least 60% of the semester.
successfully completing a minimum of 12 credits each semester
The refund will be calculated as required by Federal law or regu-
with a minimum 2.000 grade average. Students who register
lation, or by the method described in the section on “Payments
part-time must successfully complete all of the credits for which
and Refunds,” using the method that will provide the largest re-
they register with a minimum 2.000 grade average. If students
duction in charges for the student. For the purposes of this pol-
are deficient in either the credit hour or grade average measure,
icy, the official withdrawal date is the date as specified on the
they will receive a one semester probationary period during
withdrawal form by the student. If the student withdraws unoffi-
which they must return to satisfactory standing by completing at
cially by leaving campus without completing the check-out pro-
least 12 credits with a minimum 2.000 grade average. If this is
cedure, the official withdrawal date will be the last date on
not done, their eligibility will be terminated until such time as
which the student’s class attendance can be verified.
they return to satisfactory standing. In addition, if students to-
tally withdraw from CSM, or receive grades of F in all of their
courses, their future financial aid eligibility will be terminated.
Students receiving all F’s for a semester will have their financial
assistance retroactively terminated unless they can prove class
attendance. Financial aid eligibility termination may be appealed
to the Director of Financial Aid on the basis of extenuating or
special circumstances having negatively affected the student’s
academic performance.
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Section 4 - Living Facilities
Residence Halls
Mines Park
Colorado School of Mines has five residence halls for 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 complex houses some freshmen, upper class
and a bathroom on each floor. There are a limited number of
and graduate students, and families. Residents must be full-
single rooms available. Weaver Towers features seven or
time students.
eight person suites with each suite containing both single and
Units are complete with refrigerators, stoves, dishwashers,
double bedrooms, a living/study room and two bathrooms.
cable television and campus phone lines and T-1 connections
Each Residence Hall complex houses mailboxes, lounge
to the campus network system. There are two community
areas, TV room, and coin operated washers and dryers. Each
centers which contain laundry facilities, recreational/study
occupant has a wardrobe or closet, storage drawers, mirror, a
space, and a convenience store.
study desk and chair, and a wall bookshelf. All rooms are
equipped with data connections, cable TV (basic) service, a
Rates are as follows:
phone (campus, with optional voice mail), and upgraded
Mines Park Family Housing
electrical systems. The student is responsible for damage to
1 bedroom
$650/mo
the room or furnishings. Colorado School of Mines assumes
2 bedroom
$750/mo
no responsibility for loss or theft of personal belongings. Liv-
Mines Park Apartment Housing
ing in the CSM Residence Halls is convenient, comfortable,
1 bedroom
$650/mo
and provides the best opportunity for students to take advan-
2 bedroom
$878/mo
tage of the student activities offered on campus.
3 bedroom
$1,170/mo
Dining Facilities
For an application to any of the campus housing options,
Colorado School of Mines operates a dining hall in the
please contact the Housing Office at (303) 273-3350 or visit
Ben H. Parker Student Center. Under the provisions for the
the Student Life office in the Ben Parker Student Center,
operation of the residence halls, students who live in the resi-
Room 218.
dence halls are required to board in the School dining hall.
Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served Monday through Fri-
Fraternities, Sororities
day, lunch and dinner on Saturday and brunch and dinner on
A student who is a member of one of the national Greek
Sunday. Students not living in a residence hall may purchase
organizations on campus is eligible to live in Fraternity or
any one of several meal plans which best meets their individ-
Sorority housing. Most of the organizations have their own
ual needs. No meals are served during breaks (Thanksgiving,
houses, and provide room and board to members living in the
Christmas and Spring Break).
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 $400 to $450 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 at the time of the student’s most recent ad-
3. The following 16 units of secondary school work must be
mission, gives the academic requirements the student must
completed upon graduation from high school:
meet to graduate. However, a student can change to the re-
Algebra . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
quirements in a later catalog published while the student is
Geometry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
enrolled as an undergraduate. Changes to administrative poli-
Advanced Mathematics (including Trigonometry) . . . . . . 1
cies and procedures become effective for all students as soon
English. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
as the campus community is notified of the changes. The Un-
History or Social Studies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
dergraduate Bulletin is available to students in both print and
Academic Elective. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
electronic forms. Print bulletins are updated annually. Elec-
Laboratory Science . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
tronic versions of the Undergraduate Bulletin may be up-
dated more frequently to reflect changes approved by, and
One unit of laboratory science must be either chemistry or
communicated to, the campus community. As such, students
physics. The second and third units may be chemistry,
are encouraged to refer to the most recently available elec-
physics, zoology, botany, geology, etc. with laboratory.
tronic version of the Undergraduate Bulletin. This version is
Both physics and chemistry are recommended for two of
available at the CSM website. The electronic version of the
the three required units. General Science is not acceptable
Undergraduate Bulletin is considered the official version of
as a science unit, however it is acceptable as an academic
this document. In case of disagreement between the elec-
elective unit.
tronic and print versions, the electronic version will take
4. The 2 units of academic electives (social studies, mathe-
precedence.
matics, English, science, or foreign language) must be ac-
Admission Requirements
ceptable to the applicant’s high school to meet graduation
requirements. For applicants submitting GED Equivalency
Colorado School of Mines admits students who have
Diplomas, these units may be completed by the GED test.
demonstrated the ability to do classroom and laboratory work
and profit from our programs. The decision to admit a stu-
5. Applicants from the United States and Canada are required
dent is based on his or her ability to earn a degree at CSM.
to submit the scores of either the Scholastic Aptitude Test
Criteria considered in evaluating students include (1) pattern
(SAT) of the College Entrance Examination Board or the
of course work in high school or college, (2) grades earned in
American College Test (ACT) battery. Applications for
those courses, (3) rank in class, (4) ACT or SAT test scores,
either the SAT or ACT may be obtained from the high
and (5) other available test scores. No single criterion for ad-
school counselors, or by writing to Educational Testing
mission is used; however, the most important factor is the
Service, P.O. Box 592, Princeton, NJ 08541 for the SAT;
academic record in high school or college.
or to the American College Testing Program, P.O. Box
168, Iowa City, IA 52243 for the ACT. You may also
The admission requirements below are minimum require-
register online at www.collegeboard.com (SAT) and
ments which may change after a catalog has been printed.
www.act.org (ACT).
The Board of Trustees, CSM’s governing board, reserves the
right to deviate from published admission requirements. In
Transfer Students
such cases, changes in admission policy would be widely
An applicant to CSM is considered to be a transfer student
publicized.
if he or she has enrolled in coursework at another college
Freshmen
after graduating from high school. The minimum admissions
requirements for all transfer students are as follows:
The minimum admission requirements for all high school
graduates who have not attended a college or university are
1. Students transferring from another college or university
as follows:
must have completed the same high school course require-
ments as entering freshmen. A transcript of the applicant’s
1. An applicant must be a graduate of an accredited high
high school record is required. ACT or SAT test scores are
school.
not required if the student has completed a minimum of 30
credit hours of college credit.
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2. Applicants must present official college transcripts from
instruction and skills development for academic success.
all colleges attended. Applicants should have an overall
See the detailed description of INTERLINK in Section 8
2.75 (C+) grade point average or better. Students present-
of this Bulletin.
ing a lower GPA will be given careful consideration and
Nondegree Students
acted on individually.
A nondegree student is one who has not applied to pursue
3. An applicant who cannot re-enroll at the institution from
a degree program at CSM but wishes to take courses regu-
which he or she wishes to transfer because of scholastic
larly offered on campus. Such students may take any course
record or other reason will be evaluated on a case-by-case
for which they have the prerequisites as listed in the CSM
basis.
Bulletin or have the permission of the instructor. Transcripts
4. Completed or “in progress” college courses - which meet
or evidence of the prerequisites are required. An applicant for
CSM graduation requirements - are eligible for transfer
admission to the undergraduate school who does not meet
credit if the grade earned is a “C” or better.
admission requirements may not fulfill deficiencies through
this means. Exception to this rule can be made only by the
Former Students
Director of Enrollment Management. A maximum of 12
The minimum admission requirements for those students
hours of nondegree credit from Colorado School of Mines
who have previously attended CSM are as follows:
may be transferred to an undergraduate degree program.
1. Any student who has attended another college or univer-
sity since last enrolling at CSM must apply for admission
Admission Procedures
as a transfer student.
All Applicants
Documents received by CSM in connection with appli-
2. Any student who did not complete the semester immedi-
cations for admission or transfer of credit will not be dupli-
ately preceding the beginning of the period for which he or
cated, returned to the applicant, or forwarded to any agency
she wishes to enroll must be re-admitted to CSM by the
or any other institution.
Admissions Office.
A $45.00 non-refundable application fee is required from
3. A former student, returning after a period of suspension,
all applicants.
must apply for admission to the Admissions Office and
must furnish an approval for such re-enrollment from the
Applications for undergraduate study cannot be accepted
Readmissions Committee of Colorado School of Mines.
later than 21 days prior to the date of registration confirma-
Appropriate forms to apply for admission may be obtained
tion for any academic semester or summer session. Admis-
from the Admissions Office.
sion for any semester or term may close whenever CSM’s
budgeted number of students has been met.
International Students
The minimum admission requirements for those students
High School Graduates
who are not citizens of the United States or Canada are as
Colorado high school applicants should obtain applications
follows:
from their high school counselor or principal or write the
Admissions Office. Out-of-state applicants should write the
1. Students from outside the United States and Canada must
Admissions Office, Colorado School of Mines, 1600 Maple
meet the specified unit requirements in secondary educa-
Street, Golden, CO 80401, for application forms. Applicants
tion for entering freshmen, or for students entering after
can apply online at www.mines.edu.
having completed some college education. Students from
countries using the English system of examinations must
A student may apply for admission any time after com-
have earned First Class or First Division rank on their
pleting the 11th grade. The application will be evaluated
most recent examination to be eligible for admission.
upon receipt of the completed application form, a high school
transcript showing courses completed, courses remaining to
2. The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is
be completed, ranking in class, other pertinent data, and SAT
required of all international students whose native language
or ACT test scores. In some cases, the grades or marks re-
is not English. Information and application forms for this
ceived in courses taken during the first half of the senior year
test, which is given four times each year all over the
may be required. Applicants who meet freshman admission
world, may be obtained from the College Entrance
requirements are admitted subject to completion of all en-
Examination Board, P.O. Box 592, Princeton, NJ 08541,
trance requirements and high school graduation.
U.S.A. Or online at www.toefl.org.
3. If a TOEFL exam score indicates that the applicant will be
Transfer Students
handicapped academically, as a condition for admission
Guaranteed Transfer
the applicant may be required to enroll in the INTERLINK
Colorado School of Mines is a signatory to the Colorado
Language program until the required proficiency is
Statewide Engineering Articulation Agreement, which can be
achieved. The INTERLINK Language program at Col-
viewed at www.state.co.us/cche. Beginning with admissions
orado School of Mines offers intensive English language
in 2003–2004, this agreement determines transferability of
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coursework for engineering students in the State of Colorado.
Declaration of Option (Major)
All students transferring into CSM under the terms of the
The curriculum during the first two semesters at CSM is
statewide agreement are strongly encouraged to be advised
the same for everyone with the exception of the major in
by the CSM Admissions Office on their planned course of
Biochemical Engineering. Students, however, are not re-
study. Credits earned more than 10 years previously will not
quired to choose a major before the end of the freshman year.
transfer.
All students must have declared a major by the beginning of
Additionally, Colorado School of Mines has formal trans-
the junior year.
fer agreements with Red Rocks Community College
Medical Record
(RRCC), www.rrcc.edu/transfer/csm.htm, and Front Range
A health history prepared by the student, a medical exami-
Community College (FRCC), www.FrontRange.edu. Stu-
nation performed by the student’s physician and an updated
dents are encouraged to contact the Admissions Office at ei-
immunization record completed by the student and the physi-
ther institution for additional information.
cian, nurse or health authority comprise the medical record.
Transfer by Review
A medical record is required for full time students entering
Undergraduate students at another college or university
CSM for the first time, or following an absence of more than
who wish to transfer to CSM should request an application
12 calendar months.
for admission from the Admissions Office or apply online at
The medical record will be sent to the student after ac-
www.mines.edu.
ceptance for admission. The medical record must be updated
A transfer student should apply for admission at the begin-
and completed and then returned to the Student Health Cen-
ning of the final quarter or semester of attendance at his or
ter before permission to enroll is granted. Proof of immunity
her present college. The application will be evaluated upon
consists of an official Certificate of Immunization signed by
receipt of the completed application form, high school tran-
a physician, nurse, or public health official which documents
script, transcripts from each university or college attended,
measles, mumps and rubella immunity. The Certificate must
and a list of courses in progress. The Admissions Office will
specify the type of vaccine and the dates (month, day, year)
then notify the student of his or her admission status. Admis-
of administration or written evidence of laboratory tests
sion is subject to satisfactory completion of current courses
showing immunity to measles, mumps and rubella.
in progress and submission of a final transcript.
The completed medical record is confidential and will be
Advanced Placement and International
kept in the Student Health Center. The record will not be re-
Baccalaureate
leased unless the student signs a written release.
Course work completed for select subjects under the Ad-
Veterans
vanced Placement Program in a high school may be accepted
Colorado School of Mines is approved by the Colorado
for college credit provided that the Advanced Placement Pro-
State Approving Agency for Veteran Benefits under chapters
gram Test grade is either 5 (highest honors) or 4 (honors).
30, 31, 32, 35, 1606, and 1607. Undergraduates must register
For a score of three (creditable) on the test, credit may or
for and maintain 12 credit hours, and graduate students must
may not be given subject to a study of the A.P. test and re-
register for and maintain 9 credit hours of graduate work in
lated materials, placement test data, high school record, and
any semester to be certified as a full- time student for full-
other test scores available. No credit will be given if the test
time benefits. Any hours taken under the full-time category
grade is 2 (pass) or 1 (fail).
will decrease the benefits to 3/4 time, 1/2 time, or tuition
In special cases, advanced placement may be granted for
payment only.
course work not completed under the College Entrance
All changes in hours, addresses, marital status, or depend-
Examination Board Program. Students wishing such credit
ents are to be reported to the Veterans Certifying Officer as
may demonstrate competence by writing the Advanced Place-
soon as possible so that overpayment or under payment may
ment Examination on the subject. Information can be secured
be avoided. Veterans must see the Veteran’s Certifying Offi-
from the College Entrance Examination Board, P.O. Box 592,
cer each semester to be certified for any benefits for which
Princeton, NJ 08541. More information on which subjects are
they may be eligible. In order for veterans to continue to re-
accepted can be found on the web at www.mines.edu
ceive benefits, they must make satisfactory progress as de-
Course work completed for select subjects under the Inter-
fined by Colorado School of Mines.
national Baccalaureate Program in high school may be ac-
Academic Regulations
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
at www.mines.edu
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that deficiencies in lower numbered courses be scheduled in
script from an accredited institution. Only courses with
preference to more advanced work.
grades of “C” or better will be accepted.
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 Department of Higher Education specifies a
reason with a grade of W. After the tenth week, no with-
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 the Office of the Regis-
ing or English, or less than 19 in mathematics, are required
trar. A grade of F will be given in courses which are with-
to participate in remedial studies. At the Colorado School of
drawn 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 Registrar. Physics courses are subject to
Independent Study
post-approval from the department. Forms for this purpose
For each semester credit hour awarded for independent
are available in the Registrar’s Office, and the process is re-
study a student is expected to invest approximately 25 hours
viewed periodically by the Office of the Executive Vice Pres-
of effort in the educational activity involved. To register for
ident for Academic Affairs (EVPAA).
independent study, a student should get from the Registrar’s
Returning Students
Office the form provided for that purpose, have it completed
Students who have matriculated at CSM, withdrawn, ap-
by the instructor involved and the appropriate department/
plied for readmission and wish to transfer in credit taken at
division head, and return it to the Registrar’s Office.
an institution while they were absent from CSM, must obtain
Off-Campus Study
approval, upon return, of the department head of the appro-
A student must enroll in an official CSM course for any
priate course, the department head of the student’s option,
period of off-campus, course-related study, whether U.S. or
and the Registrar.
foreign, including faculty-led short courses, study abroad, or
In all cases, requests for transfer credit are processed by
any off-campus trip sponsored by CSM or led by a CSM fac-
the Registrar. Credits must be submitted on an official tran-
ulty member. The registration must occur in the same term
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that the off-campus study takes place. In addition, the stu-
A
Excellent
dent must complete the necessary release, waiver, and emer-
B
Good
gency contact forms, transfer credit pre-approvals, and
C
Satisfactory
FERPA release, and provide adequate proof of current health
D
Poor (lowest passing)
insurance prior to departure. For additional information con-
F
Failed
cerning study abroad requirements, contact the Office of In-
S
Satisfactory, C or better, used at mid-term
ternational Programs at (303) 384-2121; for other
U
Unsatisfactory, below C, used at mid-term
information, contact the Registrar’s Office.
WI
Involuntarily Withdrawn
Absenteeism
W
Withdrew, No Penalty
Class attendance is required of all undergraduates unless
T
Transfer Credit
the student is representing the School in an authorized activ-
PRG
In Progress
ity, in which case the student will be allowed to make up any
PRU
In Progress Unsatisfactory
work missed. Students who miss academic work (including
INC
Incomplete
but not limited to exams, homework, labs) while participat-
NC
Not for Credit
ing in school sponsored activities must either be given the
Z
Grade not yet submitted
opportunity to make up this work in a reasonable period of
time or be excused from such work. It is the responsibility of
Undergraduate students enrolled in graduate-level courses
the student to initiate arrangements for such work. Proof of
(500-level) are graded using the graduate grading system.
illness may be required before makeup of missed work is
See the CSM Graduate Bulletin for a description of the grad-
permitted. Excessive absence may result in a failing grade in
ing system used in graduate-level courses.
the course. Determination of excessive absence is a depart-
Incomplete Grade
mental prerogative.
If a student, because of illness or other reasonable excuse,
The Office of the Dean of Students, if properly informed,
fails to complete a course, a grade of INC (Incomplete) is
will send a notice of excused absence of three days or more
given. The grade INC indicates deficiency in quantity of
to faculty members for (1) an absence because of illness or
work and is temporary.
injury for which documentation will be required; (2) an
A GRADE OF INC MUST BE REMOVED NOT
absence because of a death in the immediate family, i.e., a
LATER THAN THE FIRST FOUR WEEKS OF THE
spouse, child, parent, grandparent, or sibling. For excused
FIRST SEMESTER OF ATTENDANCE FOLLOWING
absences students must be provided the opportunity to make
THAT IN WHICH IT WAS RECEIVED. Upon failure to
up all missed work.
remove an INC within the time specified, it shall be changed
Withdrawal from School
to an F (failed) by the Registrar.
A student may officially withdraw from CSM by process-
Progress Grade
ing a Withdrawal from School form available in the Student
The progress grade (PRG) is used primarily for multi-se-
Development Office. Completion of the form through the
mester courses, such as thesis or certain special project
Student Development Office prior to the last day of sched-
courses which are spread over two terms. The progress grade
uled classes for that term will result in W’s being assigned to
will be awarded in MACS111, MACS112, and PHGN100 to
courses in progress. Failure to officially withdraw will result
students completing the course for the FIRST time who
in the grades of courses in progress being recorded as F’s.
would otherwise have received a grade of “D” (an enrollment
Leaving the School without having paid tuition and fees will
with a grade of “W” is not considered a completion). Subse-
result in a hold being placed against the transcript. Either of
quent to receiving a grade of “PRG,” a student must receive a
these actions would make future enrollment at CSM or an-
grade of “D” or higher to move on to the next course in a se-
other college more difficult.
quence. The progress grade carries earned hours. However, it
Undergraduate Grading System
does not affect quality points or quality hours (gpa), nor is it
sufficient to meet degree requirements.
Grades
When a student registers in an undergraduate course (400-
Forgiveness of “F” Grade
level and lower), one of the following grades will appear on
When a student completing MACS111 or MACS112 or
his/her academic record, except if a student registered as NC
PHGN100 for the FIRST time receives an “F” in the course but
fails to satisfy all conditions, no record of this registration in
subsequently receives a grade of “D” or higher in that course,
the course will be made. The assignment of the grade symbol
the “F” received for the first completion will be changed to a
is based on the level of performance, and represents the ex-
“W”. If the student receives a “PRG” grade (see above), an “F”
tent of the student’s demonstrated mastery of the material
in any subsequent semester will not be forgiven.
listed in the course outline and achievement of the stated
course objectives.
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The table below outlines different scenarios associated with
2. The grading decision was based on standards that were un-
this policy. A “W” is not considered a completion and will not
reasonably different from those applied to other students in
affect the actions below, regardless of when a “W” is received.
the same section of that course.
3. The grading decision was based on standards that differed
1st
2nd
3rd
substantially and unreasonably from those previously
Completion Completion Completion
Action Taken
articulated by the instructor.
No grades are
To appeal a grade, the student should proceed as follows:
PRG
D or better
___
changed; student
can move on
1. The student should prepare a written appeal of the grade
received in the course. This appeal must clearly define the
No grades are
basis for the appeal and must present all relevant evidence
PRG
F
D or better changed; student
supporting the student’s case.
can move on
2. After preparing the written appeal, the student should
F is changed to
deliver this appeal to the course instructor and attempt to
F
D or better
___
a W; student can
resolve the issue directly with the instructor. Written grade
move on
appeals must be delivered to the instructor no later than 10
First F is changed
business days after the start of the regular (fall or spring)
F
F
D or better
to a W; student
semester immediately following the semester in which the
can move on
contested grade was received. In the event that the course
instructor is unavailable because of leave, illness, sabbati-
NC Grade (Not for Credit or Audit)
cal, retirement, or resignation from the university, the
A student may for special reasons, with the instructor’s
course coordinator (first) or the Department Head/Division
permission, register in a course on the basis of NC (Not for
Director (second) shall represent the instructor.
Credit). To have the grade NC appear on his/her transcript,
3. If after discussion with the instructor, the student is still
the student must enroll at registration time as a NC student in
dissatisfied, he or she can proceed with the appeal by sub-
the course and comply with all conditions stipulated by the
mitting three copies of the written appeal plus three copies
course instructor, except that if a student registered as NC
of a summary of the instructor/student meetings held in
fails to satisfy all conditions, no record of this registration in
connection with the previous step to the President of the
the course will be made.
Faculty Senate. These must be submitted to the President
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.
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The schedule, but not the process, outlined above may be
dent's degree requirements. The most recent course occur-
modified upon mutual agreement of the student, the course
rence must be an exact match to the previous course com-
instructor, and the Faculty Affairs Committee
pleted (subject and number). The most recent grade will be
Quality Hours and Quality Points
applied to the overall grade-point average even if the previ-
For graduation a student must successfully complete a cer-
ous grade is higher.
tain number of required semester hours and must maintain
Courses from other institutions transferred to Colorado
grades at a satisfactory level. The system for expressing the
School of Mines are not counted in any grade-point average,
quality of a student’s work is based on quality points and
and cannot be used under this repeat policy. Only courses
quality hours. The grade A represents four quality points,
originally completed and subsequently repeated at Colorado
B three, C two, D one, F none. The number of quality points
School of Mines during Fall 2007 or after with the same sub-
earned in any course is the number of semester hours as-
ject code and number apply to this repeat policy.
signed to that course multiplied by the numerical value of the
For courses that may be repeated for credit such as special
grade received. The quality hours earned are the number of
topics courses, credit is awarded and grades are counted in
semester hours in which grades of A, B, C, D, or F are
the grade-point average up to the maximum hours allowed
awarded. To compute a grade-point average, the number of
for the course.
cumulative quality hours is divided into the cumulative qual-
ity points earned. Grades of W, WI, INC, PRG, PRU, or NC
All occurrences of every course taken at Colorado School
are not counted in quality hours.
of Mines will appear on the official transcript along with the
associated grade.
Transfer Credit
Transfer credit earned at another institution will have a T
Option (Major) Grade-Point Average
grade assigned but no grade points will be recorded on the
The grade-point average calculated for the option (major)
student’s permanent record. Calculation of the grade-point
is calculated in the same manner as the overall grade-point
average will be made from the courses completed at Colo-
average, including only the most recent attempt of a repeated
rado School of Mines by the transfer student.
course if the most recent attempt of that course occurs Fall
2007 or after. It includes every course completed in the
Semester Hours
major department or division at Colorado School of Mines.
The number of times a class meets during a week (for lec-
In some cases, additional courses outside of the major depart-
ture, recitation, or laboratory) determines the number of se-
ment are also included in the major gpa calculation. The
mester hours assigned to that course. Class sessions are
minimum major grade-point average required to earn a
normally 50 minutes long and represent one hour of credit
Mines undergraduate degree is a 2.000. For specifics con-
for each hour meeting. Two to four hours of laboratory work
cerning your major gpa, reference your online degree audit or
per week are equivalent to 1-semester hour of credit. For the
contact your major department.
average student, each hour of lecture and recitation requires
at least two hours of preparation. No full-time undergraduate
Honor Roll and Dean’s List
student may enroll for more than 19 credit hours in one se-
To be placed on the academic honor roll, a student must
mester. Physical education, advanced ROTC and Honors
complete at least 14 semester hours with a 3.0-3.499 grade
Program in Public Affairs courses are excepted. However,
point for the semester, have no grade below C, and no incom-
upon written recommendation of the faculty advisor, the bet-
plete grade. Those students satisfying the above criteria with
ter students may be given permission by the Registrar on be-
a semester grade-point average of 3.5 or above are placed on
half of Academic Affairs to take additional hours.
the Dean’s List.
Grade-Point Averages
Graduation Awards
Grade-Point Averages shall be specified, recorded, re-
Graduation awards are determined by the student's cumu-
ported, and used to three figures following the decimal point
lative academic record at the end of the preceding semester.
for any and all purposes to which said averages may apply.
For example, the overall gpa earned at the end of the fall
term determines the awarding of high honors for the pur-
Overall Grade-Point Average
poses of May commencement. Students achieving a cumula-
The overall grade-point average includes all attempts at
tive grade-point average of 3.5 or above at the end of the
courses taken at Colorado School of Mines with the excep-
preceding term will have "High Honors" inscribed on the
tion of courses which fall under the repeat policy imple-
metal diploma as well as the official transcript.
mented during the 2007-2008 academic year.
Metal diplomas for undergraduates are ordered well before
If a course completed during the Fall 2007 term or after is
the commencement ceremony and cannot include grade cal-
a repeat of a course completed in any previous term and the
culations for the term of completion (spring term in the
course is not repeatable for credit, the grade and credit hours
above example). Students achieving a cumulative grade-
earned for the most recent occurrence of the course will
point average of 3.5 or above only at the end of their under-
count toward the student's grade-point average and the stu-
graduate career will have "High Honors" listed on the official
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transcript. The student may choose to order an additional
No student who is on suspension may enroll in any regular
metal diploma at the student's own expense from the Regis-
academic semester without the written approval of the Re-
trar's Office. Note that this policy is currently under review
admissions Committee. However, a student on suspension
and may changes mid year.
may enroll in a summer session (field camp, academic ses-
Good Standing
sion, or both) with the permission of the Dean of Students.
A student is in good standing at CSM when he or she is
Students on suspension who have been given permission to
enrolled in class(es) and is not on either academic or discipli-
enroll in a summer session by the Dean may not enroll in
nary probation. Provisional probation does not affect a stu-
any subsequent term at CSM without the written permission
dent’s being in good standing.
of the Readmissions Committee. Readmissions Committee
meetings are held prior to the beginning of each regular
Academic Probation and Suspension
semester and at the end of the spring term.
Probation
A student who intends to appear in person before the
A student whose cumulative grade-point average falls
Readmissions Committee must register in the Dean of Stu-
below the minimum requirements specified (see table below)
dents Office in person or by letter. Between regular meetings
will be placed on probation for the following semester. A stu-
of the Committee, in cases where extensive travel would be
dent on probation is subject to the following restrictions:
required to appear in person, a student may petition in writ-
1. may not register for more than 15 credit hours
ing to the Committee, through the Dean of Students.
2. may be required to withdraw from intercollegiate athletics
Appearing before the Readmissions Committee by letter
3. may not run for, or accept appointment to, any campus of-
rather than in person will be permitted only in cases of ex-
fice or committee chairmanship. A student who is placed on
treme hardship. Such cases will include travel from a great
probation while holding a position involving significant re-
distance, e.g. overseas, or travel from a distance which re-
sponsibility and commitment may be required to resign
quires leaving a permanent job. Appearing by letter will not
after consultation with the Dean of Students or the Presi-
be permitted for continuing students in January.
dent of Associated Students. A student will be removed
The Readmissions Committee meets immediately before
from probation when the cumulative grade-point average is
classes start and the first day of classes. Students applying
brought up to the minimum, as specified in the table below.
for readmission must appear at those times except under con-
Suspension
ditions beyond the control of the student. Such conditions in-
A student on probation who fails to meet both the last se-
clude a committee appointment load extending beyond the
mester grade period requirements and the cumulative grade-
first day of classes, delay in producing notice of suspension
point average given in the table below will be placed on
or weather conditions closing highways and airports.
suspension. A student who meets the last semester grade
All applications for readmission after a minimum period
period requirement but fails to achieve the required cumula-
away from school, and all appeals of suspension or dismissal,
tive grade-point average will remain on probation.
must include a written statement of the case to be made for
Total
Required
readmission.
Quality
Cumulative
Last Semester
A student who, after being suspended and readmitted
Hours
G.P. Average
G.P. Average
twice, again fails to meet the required academic standards
0-18.5
1.7
—
shall be automatically dismissed. The Readmissions Com-
19-36.5
1.8
2.0
mittee will hear a single appeal of automatic dismissal. The
37-54.5
1.8
2.0
appeal will only be heard after demonstration of substantial
55-72.5
1.9
2.1
and significant changes. A period of time sufficient to
73-90.5
1.9
2.1
91-110.5
2.0
2.2
demonstrate such a charge usually elapses prior to the stu-
111-130.5
2.0
2.2
dent attempting to schedule this hearing. The decision of the
131-end of program 2.0
2.3
Committee on that single appeal will be final and no further
A freshman or transfer student who fails to make a grade-
appeal will be permitted.
point average of 1.5 during the first grade period will be
Readmission by the Committee does not guarantee that
placed on suspension.
there is space available to enroll. A student must process the
Suspension becomes effective immediately when it is
necessary papers with the Admissions Office prior to seeing
imposed. Readmission after suspension requires written
the Committee.
approval from the Readmissions Committee. While a one
Notification
semester suspension period is normally the case, exceptions
Notice of probation, suspension, or dismissal will be mailed
may be granted, particularly in the case of first-semester
to each student who fails to meet catalog requirements.
freshmen and new transfer students.
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Repeated Failure
7. Option/Advisor/Enrolled/ Minority/Foreign List: Regis-
A student who twice fails a required course at Colorado
trar, Dean of Students, and Graduate Dean
School of Mines and is not subject to academic suspension
8. Externally Generated SAT/GRE Score Lists: Undergrad-
will automatically be placed on “Special Hold” status with
uate-Registrar; Graduate-Graduate Dean
the Registrar, regardless of the student’s cumulative or se-
mester GPA. The student must meet with the faculty Read-
9. Financial Aid File: Financial Aid (closed records)
missions Committee and receive written permission before
10. Medical History File: School Physician (closed records)
being allowed to register. Transfer credit from another school
Student Access to Records. The undergraduate student
will not be accepted for a twice-failed course.
wishing access to a record will make written request to the
Access to Student Records
Registrar. The graduate student will make a similar request
Students at the Colorado School of Mines are protected by
to the Dean of the Graduate School. This request will include
the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974
the student’s name, date of request and type of record to be
(FERPA), as amended. This Act was designed to protect the
reviewed. It will be the responsibility of the Registrar or
privacy of education records, to establish the right of students
Graduate School Dean to arrange a mutually satisfactory
to inspect and review their education records, and to provide
time for review. This time will be as soon as practical but is
guidelines for the correction of inaccurate or misleading data
not to be later than 45 days from receipt of the request. The
through informal and formal hearings. Students also have the
record will be reviewed in the presence of the designated rep-
right to file complaints with the FERPA office concerning
resentative. If the record involves a list including other stu-
alleged failures by the institution to comply with the Act.
dents, steps will be taken to preclude the viewing of the other
Copies of local policy, including the list of offices with ac-
student name and information.
cess to student records based on legitimate educational inter-
Challenge of the Record. If the student wishes to chal-
est, can be found in the Registrar's Office. Contact
lenge any part of the record, the Registrar or Dean of the
information for FERPA complaints is:
Graduate School will be so notified in writing. The Registrar
Family Policy Compliance Office
or Dean may then (l) remove and destroy the disputed docu-
U.S. Department of Education
ment, or (2) inform the student that the document represents
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appeal, (3) convene a meeting of the student and the docu-
ment originator (if reasonably available) in the presence of
Directory Information. The School maintains lists of in-
the Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs as media-
formation which may be considered directory information as
tor, whose decision will be final.
defined by the regulations. This information includes name,
current and permanent addresses and phone numbers, date of
Destruction of Records. Records may be destroyed at any
birth, major field of study, dates of attendance, part or full-
time by the responsible official if not otherwise precluded by
time status, degrees awarded, last school attended, participa-
law except that no record may be destroyed between the
tion in officially recognized activities and sports, class, and
dates of access request and the viewing of the record. If dur-
academic honors. Students who desire that this information
ing the viewing of the record any item is in dispute, it may
not be printed or released must so inform the Registrar before
not be destroyed.
the end of the first two weeks of the fall semester for which
Access to Records by Other Parties. Colorado School of
the student is registered. Information will be withheld for the
Mines will not permit access to student records by persons
entire academic year unless the student changes this request.
outside the School except as follows:
The student’s signature is required to make any changes for
1. In the case of open record information as specified in the
the current academic year. The request must be renewed each
section under Directory Information.
fall term for the upcoming year. The following student
records are maintained by Colorado School of Mines at the
2. To those people specifically designated by the student.
various offices listed below:
Examples would include request for transcript to be sent
to graduate school or prospective employer.
1. General Records: Undergraduate-Registrar; Graduate-
Graduate Dean
3. Information required by a state or federal agency for the
purpose of establishing eligibility for financial aid.
2. Transcript of Grades: Registrar
4. Accreditation agencies during their on-campus review.
3. Computer Grade Lists: Registrar
5. In compliance with a judicial order or lawfully issued sub-
4. Encumbrance List: Controller and Registrar
poena after the student has been notified of the intended
5. Academic Probation/Suspension List: Undergraduate-
compliance.
Dean of Students; Graduate-Graduate Dean
6. Any institutional information for statistical purposes which
6. Advisor File: Academic Advisor
is not identifiable with a particular student.
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7. In compliance with any applicable statue now in effect or
4. Graduate courses applied to a graduate degree may not
later enacted. Each individual record (general, transcript,
count toward eligibility for undergraduate financial aid.
advisor, and medical) will include a log of those persons
This may only be done if a student has been admitted to a
not employed by Colorado School of Mines who have
Combined BS/MS degree program and has received the
requested or obtained access to the student record and the
appropriate prior approvals.
legitimate interest that the person has in making the request.
Undergraduate students enrolled in graduate-level courses
General Information
(500-level) are graded using the graduate grading system.
Academic Calendar
See the CSM Graduate Bulletin for a description of the grad-
The academic year is based on the early semester system.
ing system used in graduate-level courses.
The first semester begins in late August and closes in mid-
Course Substitution
December; the second semester begins in mid January and
To substitute credit for one course in place of another course
closes in mid May.
required as part of the approved curricula in the catalog, a
Classification of Students
student must receive the approval of the Registrar, the heads
Degree seeking undergraduates are classified as follows
of departments of the two courses, the head of the student’s
according to semester credit hours earned:
option department. There will be a periodic review by the
Office of the Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs.
Freshmen
0 to 29.9 semester credit hours
Forms for this purpose are available in the Registrar’s Office.
Sophomore
30 to 59.9 semester credit hours
Junior
60 to 89.9 semester credit hours
Change of Bulletin
Senior
90 or more semester credit hours
It is assumed that each student will graduate under the
Part-Time Degree Students
requirements of the bulletin in effect at the time of most re-
A part-time degree student may enroll in any course for
cent admission. However, it is possible to change to any sub-
which he or she has the prerequisites or the permission of the
sequent bulletin in effect while the student is enrolled in a
department. Part-time degree students will be subject to all rules
regular semester.
and regulations of Colorado School of Mines, but they may not:
To change bulletins, a form obtained from the Registrar’s
1. Live in student housing;
Office is presented for approval to the head of the student’s
option department. Upon receipt of approval, the form must
2. Receive financial help in the form of School-sponsored
be returned to the Registrar’s Office.
scholarships or grants;
Students’ Use of English
3. Participate in any School-recognized activity unless fees
All Mines students are expected to show professional
are paid;
facility in the use of the English language.
4. Take advantage of activities provided by student fees
English skills are emphasized, but not taught exclusively,
unless such fees are paid.
in most of the humanities and social sciences courses and
Course work completed by a part-time degree student who
EPICS as well as in option courses in junior and senior years.
subsequently changes to full-time status will be accepted as
Students are required to write reports, make oral presenta-
meeting degree requirements.
tions, and generally demonstrate their facility in the English
Seniors in Graduate Courses
language while enrolled in their courses.
With the consent of the student’s department/division and
The LAIS Writing Center is available to assist students
the Dean of Graduate Studies, a qualified senior may enroll
with their writing. For additional information, contact the
in 500-level courses without being a registered graduate stu-
LAIS Division, Stratton 301; 303-273-3750.
dent. At least a 2.5 GPA is required. The necessary forms
Summer Session
for attending these courses are available in the Registrar’s
The summer session is divided into two independent units:
Office. Seniors may not enroll in 600-level courses. Credits
a period not to exceed 6 weeks for required field and labora-
in 500-level courses earned by seniors may be applied
tory courses and an 8-week on-campus summer school dur-
toward an advanced degree at CSM only if:
ing which some regular school year courses are offered.
1. The student gains admission to the Graduate School.
Dead Week
2. The student’s graduate committee agrees that these credits
All final examinations will take place during the exami-
are a reasonable part of his graduate program.
nations week specified in the Academic Calendar. With the
3. The student provides proof that the courses in question
possible exception of laboratory examinations, no other
were not counted toward those required for the Bachelor’s
examinations will be given during the week preceding
Degree.
examinations week (“Dead Week”).
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Dead Day
Graduation Requirements
No academic meetings, examinations or activities may
To qualify for a Bachelor of Science degree from Colo-
take place on the Friday immediately preceding final exams
rado School of Mines, all candidates must satisfy the follow-
for the fall and spring terms (“Dead Day”).
ing requirements:
Final Examination Policy
1. A minimum cumulative grade-point average of 2.000 for
Final examinations are scheduled by the Registrar. With
all academic work completed in residence.
the exception of courses requiring a common time, all finals
2. A minimum cumulative grade-point average of 2.000 for
will be scheduled on the basis of the day and the hour the
courses in the candidate’s major.
course is offered.
3. A minimum of 30 hours credit in 300 and 400 series tech-
In general, all final examinations will be given only during
nical courses in residence, at least 15 of which are to be
the stated final examination period and are to appear on the
taken in the senior year.
Registrar's schedule. Faculty policy adopted in January 1976
provides that no exams may be given during the week pre-
4. A minimum of 19 hours in humanities and social sciences
ceding examinations week (dead week), with the possible ex-
courses.
ception of laboratory exams. The scheduling by an
5. The recommendation of their degree-granting department/
individual faculty member of a final exam during dead week
division to the faculty.
is to be avoided because it tends to hinder the students'
6. The certification by the Registrar that all required aca-
timely completion of other course work and interfere with
demic work is satisfactorily completed.
the schedules of other instructors. Faculty members should
not override this policy, even it the students in the class vote
7. The recommendation of the faculty and approval of the
to do so.
Board of Trustees.
Full-time Enrollment
Seniors must submit an Application to Graduate two se-
mesters prior to the anticipated date of graduation. Applica-
Full-time enrollment for certification for Veterans Bene-
tions are available in the Registrar’s Office.
fits, athletics, loans, most financial aid, etc. is 12 credit hours
per semester for the fall and spring semesters. Full-time
The Registrar’s Office provides the service of doing pre-
enrollment for field session is 6 credit hours, and full-time
liminary degree audits. Ultimately, however, it is the respon-
enrollment for summer session is 6 credit hours.
sibility of students to monitor the progress of their degrees.
It is also the student’s responsibility to contact the Registrar’s
Curriculum Changes
Office when there appears to be a discrepancy between the
The Board of Trustees of the Colorado School of Mines
degree audit and the student’s records.
reserves the right to change any course of study or any part
All graduating students must officially check out of
of the curriculum in keeping with educational and scientific
School. Checkout cards, available in the Dean of Student’s
developments. Nothing in this catalog or the registration of
Office, must be completed and returned one week prior to the
any student shall be considered as a contract between Colo-
expected date of completion of degree requirements.
rado School of Mines and the student.
No students, graduate or undergraduate, will receive diplo-
Undergraduate Degree Requirements
mas until they have complied with all the rules and regula-
Bachelor of Science Degree
tions of Colorado School of Mines and settled all accounts
Upon completion of the requirements and upon being rec-
with the School. Transcript of grades and other records will
ommended for graduation by the faculty, and approved by
not be provided for any student or graduate who has an un-
the Board of Trustees, the undergraduate receives one of the
settled obligation of any kind to the School.
following degrees:
Multiple Degrees. A student wishing to complete Bache-
Bachelor of Science (Chemical Engineering)
lor of Science degrees in more than one degree program must
Bachelor of Science (Chemical & Biochemical Engineering)
receive permission from the heads of the appropriate depart-
Bachelor of Science (Chemistry)
ments to become a multiple degree candidate. The following
Bachelor of Science (Economics)
requirements must be met by the candidate in order to obtain
Bachelor of Science (Engineering)
multiple degrees:
Bachelor of Science (Engineering Physics)
1. All requirements of each degree program must be met.
Bachelor of Science (Geological Engineering)
Bachelor of Science (Geophysical Engineering)
2. Any course which is required in more than one degree need be
Bachelor of Science (Mathematical and Computer Sciences)
taken only once.
Bachelor of Science (Metallurgical & Materials Engineering)
3. A course required in one degree program may be used as a
Bachelor of Science (Mining Engineering)
technical elective in another, if it satisfies the restrictions of
Bachelor of Science (Petroleum Engineering)
the elective.
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4. Different catalogs may be used, one for each degree program.
Undergraduate Programs
5. No course substitutions are permitted in order to circumvent
courses required in one of the degree programs, or reduce the
All programs are designed to fulfill the expectations of the
number of courses taken. However, in the case of overlap of
Profile of the Colorado School of Mines Graduate in accor-
course content between required courses in the degree pro-
dance with the mission and goals of the School, as intro-
grams, a more advanced course may be substituted for one of
duced on page 5. To enable this, the curriculum is made up of
the required courses upon approval of the head of each depart-
a common core, twelve undergraduate degree granting pro-
ment concerned, and the Registrar on behalf of the office of
grams, and a variety of support and special programs. Each
Academic Affairs. The course substitution form can be ob-
degree granting program has an additional set of goals which
tained in the Registrar’s Office.
focus on the technical and professional expectations of that
program. The common core and the degree granting pro-
grams are coupled through course sequences in mathematics
and the basic sciences, in specialty topics in science and/or
engineering, in humanities and the social sciences, and in
design. Further linkage is achieved through a core course
sequence which addresses system interactions among phe-
nomena in the natural world, the engineered world, and the
human world.
Through the alignment of the curriculum to these institu-
tional goals and to the additional degree-granting program
goals, all engineering programs are positioned for accredita-
tion by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technol-
ogy, and science programs are positioned for approval by
their relevant societies, in particular the American Chemical
Society for the Chemistry program.
Course Numbering
Numbering of Courses:
Course numbering is based on the content of material pre-
sented in courses.
Course Numbering:
100–199
Freshman level
Lower division
200–299
Sophomore level Lower division
300–399
Junior level
Upper division
400–499
Senior level
Upper division
500–699
Graduate level
Over 700
Graduate Research or Thesis level
Student Life
CSM101. FRESHMAN SUCCESS SEMINAR is a “college
adjustment” course, taught in small groups, designed to assist
students with the transition from high school to CSM.
Emphasis is placed on appreciation of the value of a Mines
education, and the techniques and University resources that
will allow freshmen to develop to their fullest potential at
CSM. 8 meetings during semester; 0.5 semester hours.
The Core Curriculum
Core requirements for graduation include the following:
In Mathematics and the Basic Sciences, 12 semester hours
in Calculus for Scientists and Engineers and 3 semester
hours in Differential Equations (2 semester hours in Dif-
ferential Equations for Geological Engineering majors);
8 semester hours in the Principles of Chemistry; and
9 semester hours in Physics.
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In Design, 6 semester hours in Design Engineering Practices
SYGN101, LAIS100 and EPIC151 will vary between the fall
Introductory Course Sequence.
and spring semesters. In come cases the combinations may
In Systems, 7 semester hours in Earth and Environmental
include taking EBGN201 in the freshman year instead of the
Systems (4), and Human Systems (3).
sophomore year, whereupon one of the * courses is shifted to
the sophomore year. Students admitted with acceptable ad-
Chemical Engineering students take the common core ex-
vanced placement credits will be registered in accordance
cept they take BELS198 rather than SYGN101.
with their advanced placement status.
In Humanities and the Social Sciences, 10 semester hours:
** Key to Subject Codes
Nature and Human Values (4), Principles of Economics (3),
ChEN Chemical Engineering
Human Systems (3) (also partially meets Systems require-
CHGC Geochemistry
ment)), and a restricted cluster of 9 semester hours in H&SS
CHGN Chemistry
electives. Note that the Human Systems course is inclusive
CSCI
Computer Science
in both the Humanities and Social Sciences and the Systems
DCGN Core Science and Engineering Fundamentals
core segments. Note that the economics requirement can be
EBGN Economics and Business
satisfied by taking the Microeconomics/Macroeconomics
EGES Engineering Systems (Engineering)
sequence (EBGN311 & EBGN312) instead of taking Prin-
EGGN Engineering
ciples of Economics. This option is recommended for stu-
EPIC
EPICS
dents considering a major or minor in economics.
ESGN Environmental Science and Engineering
In Physical Education, Four separate semesters including
GEGN Geological Engineering
PAGN101 and PAGN102 totaling a minimum of 2 credit
GEGX Geochemical Exploration (Geology)
hours.
GEOC Oceanography (Geology)
In Freshman Orientation and Success, 0.5 semester hours
GEOL Geology
in CSM101.
GOGN Geo-Engineering (Mining)
GPGN Geophysical Engineering
Free electives, minimum 9 hours, are included within each
HNRS Honors Program
degree granting program. With the exception of the restric-
LAIS
Liberal Arts & International Studies
tions mentioned below, the choice of free elective courses
LICM Communication
to satisfy degree requirements is unlimited. The restric-
LIFL
Foreign Languages
tions are:
LIMU Band; Choir
1. The choice must not be in conflict with any Graduation
MATHMathematics
Requirements (p. 32).
MNGN Mining Engineering
2. Free electives to satisfy degree requirements may not ex-
MSGN Military Science
ceed three semester hours in concert band, chorus, studio
MTGN Metallurgical & Materials Engr’ng
art, and physical education and athletics.
PAGN Physical Education and Athletics
PEGN Petroleum Engineering
The Freshman Year
PHGN Physics
Freshmen in all programs normally take the same subjects,
SYGN Core sequence in Systems
as listed below:
The Sophomore Year
Fall Semester
subject code** and course number
lec. lab. sem.hrs.
Requirements for the sophomore year are listed within
CHGN121 Principles of Chemistry I
3
3
4
each degree granting program. Continuing requirements for
MATH111 Calculus for Scientists & Engn’rs I
4
4
satisfying the core are met in the sophomore, junior and
SYGN101* Earth and Environmental Systems
3
3
4
senior years. It is advantageous, but not essential, that stu-
LAIS100* Nature and Human Values
4
4
dents select one of the twelve undergraduate degree pro-
CSM101 Freshman Success Seminar
0.5
0.5
grams early in the sophomore year.
PAGN101 Physical Education I
0.5
0.5
Total
17
Curriculum Changes
In accordance with the statement on Curriculum Changes
Spring Semester
lec. lab. sem.hrs.
on page 32, the Colorado School of Mines makes improve-
CHGN124 Principles of Chemistry I
3
3
CHGN126 Quantitative Chem. Measurements
3
1
ments in its curriculum from time to time. To confirm that
MATH112 Calculus for Scientists & Engn’rs II 4
4
they are progressing according to the requirements of the
EPIC151* Design I
2
3
3
curriculum, students should consult their academic advisors
PHGN100 Physics I
3.5
3
4.5
on a regular basis and should carefully consult any Bulletin
PAGN102 Physical Education II
2
0.5
Addenda that may be published.
Total
16
* For scheduling purposes, registration in combinations of
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Special Programs
In addition to disciplinary writing experience, students also
EPICS (Engineering Practices Introductory Course
obtain writing experience outside their disciplines as courses
Sequence)
in LAIS are virtually all writing intensive. Writing-intensive
EPICS is a two-semester sequence of courses for freshmen
courses within the various degree-granting programs are des-
and sophomores, designed to prepare students for their
ignated with (WI) in Section 6 of this Bulletin, Description of
upper-division courses and to develop some of the key skills
Courses.
of the professional engineer: the ability to solve complex,
The Guy T. McBride, Jr. Honors Program in Public
open-ended problems; the ability to self-educate; and the
Affairs for Engineers
ability to communicate effectively.
The McBride Honors Program offers a 24-semester-hour
An award-winning program, EPICS replaces the traditional
program of seminars and off-campus activities that has the
core courses in introductory computing skills, graphics, and
primary goal of providing a select number of students the
technical communication. Whenever possible, instruction in
opportunity to cross the boundaries of their technical exper-
these subjects is “hands-on” and experiential, with the in-
tise and to gain the sensitivity to prove, project, and test the
structor serving primarily as mentor rather than lecturer.
moral and social implications of their future professional
Problem-solving skills are developed through “projects,”
judgments and activities, not only for the particular organiza-
open-ended problems, which the students solve in teams.
tions with which they will be involved, but also for the nation
Starting with simple case studies, the projects grow in length
and the world. To achieve this goal, the Program seeks to
and complexity to a final, full-semester project submitted by
bring themes from the humanities and the social sciences into
an external client. The projects require extensive library
the engineering curriculum to develop in students habits of
research and self-education in appropriate technical areas;
thought necessary for effective management, social responsi-
they also require students to consider non-technical con-
bility, and enlightened leadership.
straints (economic, ethical, political, societal) in arriving at
This program leads to a certificate and a Minor in the
their solutions.
McBride Honors Program in Public Affairs for Engineers.
Written and oral communications are studied and practiced
Bioengineering and Life Sciences (BELS)
as an integral part of the project work. Graphics and comput-
Nine CSM departments and divisions have combined
ing skills are integrated with projects wherever possible.
resources to offer a Minor Program and an Area of Special
Among the topics studied by students in EPICS are: use
Interest (ASI) in Bioengineering and Life Sciences (BELS).
of the computer as a problem-solving tool, and the use of
The BELS minor and the ASI are flexible, requiring only one
word-processing, graphics, spreadsheet and CAD packages;
common core course (BELS/ESGN301, General Biology I).
3-D visualization; audience analysis and the preparation of
The rest of the courses can be chosen, in consultation with a
a variety of technical documents; oral communication in
BELS program advisor, from a broad list of electives, allow-
the staff format; interpersonal skills in group work; project
ing students to concentrate their learning in areas such as
management.
Biomedical Engineering, Biomaterials, Environmental Bio-
technology, Biophysics or Pre-Medical studies. Interested
The EPICS program is required of all undergraduates.
students should consult with the office of Dr. Joel Bach,
Division of Liberal Arts and International Studies (LAIS)
Assistant Director of BELS, Brown Building 314A, 303-384-
Writing Center
2161, jmbach@mines.edu.
Located in room 311 Stratton Hall (phone: 303-273-3085),
Minor Program/Area of Special Interest
the LAIS Writing Center is a teaching facility providing all
Established Minor Programs/Areas of Special Interest
CSM students with an opportunity to enhance their writing
(ASI) are offered by all of the undergraduate degree-granting
proficiency. The LAIS Writing Center faculty are experi-
departments as well as the Division of Environmental Sci-
enced technical and professional writing instructors. The
ence and Engineering, the Division of Liberal Arts and Inter-
Center assists writers with all their writing needs, from
national Studies, and the Military Science Department.
course assignments to scholarship applications, proposals,
letters and resumes. This service is free to CSM students
A MINOR PROGRAM of study consists of a minimum of
and includes one-to-one one tutoring and online resources
18 credit hours of a logical sequence of courses. With the
(at http://www.mines.edu/academic/lais/wc/).
exception of the McBride Honors minor, only three of these
hours may be taken in the student's degree-granting depart-
Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC)
ment and no more than three of these hours may be at the
To support the institutional goal of developing professional
100- or 200-level. A Minor Program may not be completed
communication skills, required writing and communication-
in the same department as the major.
intensive courses are designated in both the core and in the
degree-granting programs. The Campus Writing Program,
An AREA OF SPECIAL INTEREST consists of a mini-
housed in the Division of Liberal Arts and International
mum of 12 credit hours of a logical sequence of courses.
Studies (LAIS), supports the WAC program.
Only three of these hours may be at the 100- or 200-level and
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no more than three of these hours may be specifically re-
education. CSM maintains student exchange programs with
quired for the degree program in which the student is gradu-
engineering universities in South America, Europe, Australia,
ating. With the approval of the department, an ASI may be
Africa, and Asia. Courses successfully passed abroad can be
completed within the same major department.
substituted for their equivalent course at CSM. Overall GPA
As a minimum, CSM requires that any course used to ful-
is not affected by courses taken abroad. In addition, study
fill a minor/ASI requirement be completed with a passing
abroad can be arranged on an individual basis at universities
grade. Some programs offering minors/ASIs may, however,
throughout the world.
impose higher minimum grades for inclusion of the course in
Financial aid and selected scholarships and grants can be
the minor/ASI. In these cases, the program specified mini-
used to finance approved study abroad programs. The OIP
mum course grades take precedence. For additional informa-
has developed a resource center for study abroad information
tion on program-specific minimum course grade
in its office, 109 Stratton Hall, phone 303-384-2121. Students
requirements, refer to the appropriate program section of this
are invited to use the resource materials and meet with staff
Bulletin.
to discuss overseas study opportunities.
As a minimum, to be awarded a minor/ASI, CSM requires
students obtain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher in all
Core Areas
minor/ASI courses. All attempts at required minor/ASI
Design
courses are used in computing this minor/ASI GPA. Some
programs offering minors/ASIs may, however, require a
Engineering Practices Introductory Course
higher minimum cumulative GPA. In these cases, the pro-
Sequence (EPICS)
gram specified GPA takes precedence. For additional infor-
ROBERT D. KNECHT, Design (EPICS) Program Director
and CE Research Professor
mation on program specific GPA requirements, refer to the
JOEL DUNCAN, Senior Lecturer(also in Geology & Geological
appropriate section of this Bulletin.
Engineering)
Students may not request more than half of the required
ANITA B. CORN, Lecturer
courses for the minor or ASI be completed through transfer
MARTIN SPANN, Instructor
credit, including AP, IB and CLEP. Some minor/ASI pro-
Freshman Year
grams, however, have been established in collaboration with
EPIC151. Design (EPICS) I introduces a design process that
other institutions through formal articulation agreements and
includes open-ended problem solving and teamwork inte-
these may allow transfer credit exceeding this limit. For ad-
grated with the use of computer software as tools to solve
ditional information on program specific transfer credit lim-
engineering problems. Computer applications emphasize
its, refer to the appropriate section of this Bulletin.
graphical visualization and production of clear and coherent
A Minor Program/Area of Special Interest declaration
graphical images, charts, and drawings. Teams assess engi-
(which can be found in the Registrar's Office) should be sub-
neering ethics, group dynamics and time management with
mitted for approval prior to the student's completion of half
respect to decision-making. The course emphasizes written
of the hours proposed to constitute the program, or at the
technical communications and introduces oral presentations.
time of application for graduation - whichever comes first.
3 semester hours.
Once the declaration form is submitted to the Registrar's Of-
Sophomore Year
fice, the student deciding not to complete the minor must of-
EPIC251. Design (EPICS) II builds on the design process in-
ficially drop the minor by notifying the Registrar's Office in
troduced in Design (EPICS) I, which focuses on open-ended
writing. Should minor requirements not be complete at the
problem solving in which students integrate teamwork and
time of graduation, the minor program will not be awarded.
communications with the use of computer software as tools
Minors are not added after the BS degree is posted. Comple-
to solve engineering problems. Computer applications empha-
tion of the minor will be recorded on the student's official
size information acquisition and processing based on know-
transcript.
ing what new information is necessary to solve a problem
Please see the Department for specific course require-
and where to find the information efficiently. Teams analyze
ments. For questions concerning changes in the sequence of
team dynamics through weekly team meetings and progress
minor courses after the declaration form is submitted, contact
reports. The course emphasizes oral presentations and builds
the Registrar's Office for assistance.
on written communications techniques introduced in Design
(EPICS) I. Design (EPICS) II is also offered during the first
Study Abroad
summer field session in a three-week format. Prerequisite:
Students wishing to pursue study abroad opportunities
EPIC151. 3 semester hours.
should contact the Office of International Programs (OIP),
listed under the Services section of this Bulletin, p.156.
EPIC252. Leadership Design (EPICS) can be taken in lieu of
Colorado School of Mines encourages students to include an
EPIC251. Leadership Design (EPICS) II builds on the design
international study/work experience in their undergraduate
process introduced in Design (EPICS) I, which focuses on
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open-ended problem solving in which students integrate
SYGN202. ENGINEERED MATERIALS SYSTEMS (I, II)
skills in teamwork, communications, and computer software
Introduction to the structure, properties, and processing of
to solve engineering problems. This section, however, pre-
materials. The historical role that engineered and natural
sents projects, which require strategic planning and commu-
materials have made on the advance of civilization. Engi-
nity interaction to expose design students to the challenges
neered materials and their life cycles through processing,
and responsibilities of leadership. Computer applications
use, disposal and recycle. The impact that engineered mate-
emphasize information acquisition and processing based on
rials have on selected systems to show the breadth of prop-
knowing what new information is necessary to solve a prob-
erties that are important and how they can be controlled by
lem and where to find the information efficiently. Students
proper material processing. Recent trends in materials devel-
analyze team dynamics through weekly meetings and
opment mimicking natural materials in the context of the
progress reports. The course emphasizes oral presentations
structure and functionality of materials in living systems.
and builds on written communications techniques introduced
Prerequisites or concurrent: CHGN124, MACS112,
in Design (EPICS) I. In addition, these sections provide in-
PHGN100. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
struction and practice in team interactions (learning styles,
SYGN203. NATURAL AND ENGINEERED ENVIRON-
conflict resolution), project management (case studies, semi-
MENTAL SYSTEMS Introduction to natural and engi-
nars), and policy (multiple clients, product outcome, and im-
neered environmental systems analysis. environmental deci-
pact). Prerequisite: EPIC151. 4 semester hours.
sion making, sustainable development, industrial ecology,
Systems
pollution prevention, and environmental life cycle assess-
SYGN101. EARTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL SYSTEMS
ment. The basic concepts of material balances, energy bal-
(I, II, S) Fundamental concepts concerning the nature, com-
ances, chemical equilibrium and kinetics and structure and
position and evolution of the lithosphere, hydrosphere, atmos-
function of biological systems will be used to analyze envi-
phere and biosphere of the earth integrating the basic sciences
ronmental systems. Case studies in sustainable development,
of chemistry, physics, biology and mathematics. Understand-
industrial ecology, pollution prevention and life cycle assess-
ing of anthropological interactions with the natural systems,
ment will be covered. The goal of this course is to develop
and related discussions on cycling of energy and mass, global
problem-solving skills associated with the analysis of envi-
warming, natural hazards, land use, mitigation of environ-
ronmental systems. Prerequisites: CHGN124 or concurrent;
mental problems such as toxic waste disposal, exploitation and
MACS112 or concurrent; PHGN100; SYGN101. 3 hours
conservation of energy, mineral and agricultural resources,
lecture; 3 semester hours.
proper use of water resources, biodiversity and construction.
Distributed Core
3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 4 semester hours.
DCGN209. INTRODUCTION TO CHEMICAL THERMO-
SYGN200. HUMAN SYSTEMS (I, II) This is a pilot
DYNAMICS (I, II, S) Introduction to the fundamental
course in the CSM core curriculum that articulates with
principles of classical thermodynamics, with particular empha-
LAIS100: Nature and Human Values and with the other
sis on chemical and phase equilibria. Volume-temperature-
systems courses. Human Systems is an interdisciplinary
pressure relationships for solids, liquids, and gases; ideal and
historical examination of key systems created by humans -
non-ideal gases. Introduction to kinetic-molecular theory of
namely, political, economic, social, and cultural institutions -
ideal gases and the Maxwell-Boltzmann distributions. Work,
as they have evolved worldwide from the inception of the
heat, and application of the First Law to closed systems,
modern era (ca. 1500) to the present. This course embodies
including chemical reactions. Entropy and the Second and
an elaboration of these human systems as introduced in their
Third Laws; Gibbs Free Energy. Chemical equilibrium and
environmental context in Nature and Human Values and will
the equilibrium constant; introduction to activities & fugacities.
reference themes and issues explored therein. It also demon-
One- and two-component phase diagrams; Gibbs Phase
strates the cross-disciplinary applicability of the “systems”
Rule. Prerequisites: CHGN121, CHGN124, MACS111,
concept. Assignments will give students continued practice
MACS112, PHGN100. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
in writing. Prerequisite: LAIS100. 3 semester hours.
Students with credit in DCGN210 may not also receive cred-
SYGN201. ENGINEERED EARTH SYSTEMS (I) An
it in DCGN209.
introduction to Engineered Earth Systems. Aspects of appro-
DCGN210. INTRODUCTION TO ENGINEERING THER-
priate earth systems and engineering practices in geological,
MODYNAMICS (I, II) Introduction to the fundamental
geophysical, mining and petroleum engineering. Emphasis
principles of classical engineering thermodynamics. Appli-
on complex interactions and feedback loops within and
cation of mass and energy balances to closed and open sys-
among natural and engineered systems. A case histories
tems including systems undergoing transient processes.
format provides an introduction to earth engineering fields.
Entropy generation and the second law of thermodynamics
2 hours lecture/seminar, 3 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
for closed and open systems. Introduction to phase equilibri-
um and chemical reaction equilibria. Ideal solution behavior.
Prerequisites: CHGN121, CHGN124, MACS111, MACS112,
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PHGN100. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours. Students with
may allow them to enter their career path at a higher level
credit in DCGN209 may not also receive credit in DCGN210.
and advance more rapidly. Alternatively, students planning
DCGN241. STATICS (I, II, S) Forces, moments, couples,
on attending graduate school can get a head start on their
equilibrium, centroids and second moments of areas, vol-
graduate education.
umes and masses, hydrostatics, friction, virtual work.
3. Students can plan their undergraduate electives to satisfy
Applications of vector algebra to structures. Prerequisite:
prerequisites, thus ensuring adequate preparation for their
Credit or concurrent enrollment in PHGN100, MACS112,
graduate program.
EPIC151 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
4. Early assignment of graduate advisors permits students to
DCGN381. INTRODUCTION TO ELECTRICAL CIRCUITS,
plan optimum course selection and scheduling in order to
ELECTRONICS AND POWER (I, II, S) This course pro-
complete their graduate program quickly.
vides an engineering science analysis of electrical circuits.
5. Early acceptance into a Combined Degree Program lead-
The following topics are included: DC and single- and three-
ing to a Graduate Certificate, Professional Master’s Degree,
phase AC circuit analysis, current and charge relationships.
or Non-Thesis Master’s Degree assures students of auto-
Ohm’s Law, resistors, inductors, capacitors, equivalent
matic acceptance into full graduate status if they maintain
resistance and impedance, Kirchoff’s Laws, Thevenin and
good standing while in early-acceptance status.
Norton equivalent circuits, superposition and source trans-
formation, power and energy, maximum power transfer, first
6. In many cases, students will be able to complete both
order transient response, algebra of complex numbers, pha-
Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in five years of total
sor representation, time domain and frequency domain con-
enrollment at CSM.
cepts, effective and rms vales, complex power, apparent
Certain graduate programs may allow Combined Program
power, power factor, balanced delta and wye line and phase
students to fulfill part of the requirements of their graduate de-
currents, filters, resonance, diodes, EM work, moving charge
gree by including up to six hours of specified course credits
in an electric field, relationship between EM voltage and
which also were used in fulfilling the requirements of their un-
work, Faraday’s and Ampere’s Laws, magnetic reluctance
dergraduate degree. These courses may only be applied toward
and ideal transformers. Prerequisite: PHGN200. 3 hours lec-
fulfilling Master's degree requirements beyond the institutional
ture; 3 semester hours.
minimum Master's degree requirement of 30 credit hours.
Combined Undergraduate/ Courses must meet all requirements for graduate credit, and
their grades are included in calculating the graduate GPA. Check
Graduate Degree Programs the departmental section of the Bulletin to determine which pro-
grams provide this opportunity.
A. Overview
B. Admission Process
Many degree programs offer CSM undergraduate students
A student interested in applying into a graduate degree
the opportunity to begin work on a Graduate Certificate, Pro-
program as a Combined Degree Program student should first
fessional Master’s Degree, or Master’s Degree while com-
contact the department or division hosting the graduate de-
pleting the requirements for their Bachelor’s Degree. These
gree program into which he/she wishes to apply. Initial in-
combined Bachelor’s-Master’s programs have been created
quiries may be made at any time, but initial contacts made
by CSM faculty in those situations where they have deemed
soon after completion of the first semester, Sophomore year
it academically advantageous to treat BS and MS degree pro-
are recommended. Following this initial inquiry, departments/
grams as a continuous and integrated process. These acceler-
divisions will provide initial counseling on degree applica-
ated programs can be valuable in fields of engineering and
tion procedures, admissions standards and degree completion
applied science where advanced education in technology
requirements.
and/or management provides the opportunity to be on a fast
Admission into a graduate degree program as a Combined
track for advancement to leadership positions. These pro-
Degree Program student can occur as early as the first semes-
grams also can be valuable for students who want to get a
ter, Junior year, and must be granted no later than the end of
head start on graduate education.
registration, last semester Senior year. Once admitted into a
The combined programs at CSM offer several advantages
graduate degree program, students may enroll in 500-level
to students who choose to enroll in them:
courses and apply these directly to their graduate degree. To
1. Students can earn a graduate degree in their undergraduate
apply, students must submit the standard graduate application
major or in a field that complements their undergraduate
package for the graduate portion of their Combined Degree
major.
Program. Upon admission into a graduate degree program,
students are assigned graduate advisors. Prior to registration
2. Students who plan to go directly into industry leave CSM
for the next semester, students and their graduate advisors
with additional specialized knowledge and skills which
should meet and plan a strategy for completing both the un-
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dergraduate and graduate programs as efficiently as possible.
D. Enrolling in Graduate Courses as a Senior in a
Until their undergraduate degree requirements are completed,
Combined Program
students continue to have undergraduate advisors in the home
As described in the Undergraduate Bulletin, seniors may
department or division of their Bachelor’s Degrees.
enroll in 500-level courses. In addition, undergraduate
C. Requirements
seniors who have been granted admission through the Com-
Combined Degree Program students are considered under-
bined Degree Program into thesis-based MS degree programs
graduate students until such time as they complete their
may, with graduate advisor approval, register for 700-level
undergraduate degree requirements. Combined Degree Pro-
research credits appropriate to Master’s-level degree programs.
gram students who are still considered undergraduates by this
With this single exception, while a Combined Degree Program
definition have all of the privileges and are subject to all
student is still completing his/her undergraduate degree, all
expectations of both their undergraduate and graduate pro-
of the conditions described in this Bulletin for undergraduate
grams. These students may enroll in both undergraduate and
enrollment in graduate-level courses apply. 700-level research
graduate courses (see section D below), may have access to
credits are always applied to a student’s graduate degree
departmental assistance available through both programs,
program. If an undergraduate Combined Degree Program
and may be eligible for undergraduate financial aid as deter-
student would like to enroll in a 500-level course and apply
mined by the Office of Financial Aid. Upon completion of
this course to his/her graduate degree, he/she must notify the
their undergraduate degree requirements, a Combined Degree
Registrar of the intent to do so prior to enrolling in the
Program student is considered enrolled full-time in his/her
course. The Registrar will forward this information to the
graduate program. Once having done so, the student is no
Office of Financial Aid for appropriate action. If prior con-
longer eligible for undergraduate financial aid, but may now
sent is not received, all 500-level graduate courses taken as
be eligible for graduate financial aid. To complete their grad-
an undergraduate Combined Degree Program student will be
uate degree, each Combined Degree Program student must
applied to the student’s undergraduate degree transcript.
register as a graduate student for at least one semester.
Once fully admitted into a graduate program, under-
graduate Combined Degree Program students must maintain
good standing in the Combined Degree Program by main-
taining a minimum semester GPA of 3.0 in all courses taken.
Students not meeting this requirement are deemed to be mak-
ing unsatisfactory academic progress in the Combined De-
gree Program. Students for whom this is the case are subject
to probation and, if occurring over two semesters, subject to
discretionary dismissal from the graduate portion of their
program as defined in the Unsatisfactory Academic Perfor-
mance section of the Graduate Bulletin.
Upon completion of the undergraduate degree requirements,
Combined Degree Program students are subject to all require-
ments (e.g., course requirements, departmental approval of
transfer credits, research credits, minimum GPA, etc.) appro-
priate to the graduate program in which they are enrolled.
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Chemical Engineering
The practice of chemical engineering draws from the
fundamentals of biology, chemistry, mathematics, and
JAMES F. ELY, Professor and Head of Department
physics. Accordingly, undergraduate students must initially
ANTHONY M. DEAN, W.K.Coors Distinguished Professor
complete a program of study that stresses these basic fields
JOHN R. DORGAN, Professor
of science. Chemical engineering coursework blends these
DAVID W. M. MARR, Professor
four disciplines into a series of engineering fundamentals re-
J. THOMAS MCKINNON, Professor
RONALD L. MILLER, Professor
lating to how materials are produced and processed both in
E. DENDY SLOAN, JR.,Weaver Distinguished Professor
the laboratory and in large industrial-scale facilities. Courses
J. DOUGLAS WAY, Professor
such as fluid mechanics, heat and mass transport, thermody-
ANDREW M. HERRING, Associate Professor
namics, reaction kinetics, and chemical process control are at
CAROLYN A. KOH, Associate Professor
the heart of the chemical engineering curriculum at CSM. In
COLIN A. WOLDEN, Associate Professor
addition, it is becoming increasingly important for chemical
DAVID T. WU, Associate Professor (also Chemistry)
engineers to understand how biological and microscopic, mo-
SUMIT AGARWAL, Assistant Professor
lecular-level properties can influence the macroscopic behav-
MATTHEW W. LIBERATORE, Assistant Professor
ior of materials and chemical systems. This somewhat unique
TRACY Q. GARDNER, Lecturer
focus is first introduced at CSM through the physical and or-
JOHN M. PERSICHETTI, Lecturer
ROBERT J. EVANS, Research Professor
ganic chemistry sequences, and the theme is continued and
MICHAEL FRENKEL, Research Professor
developed within the chemical engineering curriculum via
ROBERT D. KNECHT, Research Professor, Director of EPICS
material and projects introduced in advanced courses. Our un-
ANGEL ABBUD-MADRID, Research Associate Professor
dergraduate program at CSM is exemplified by intensive in-
HANS HEINRICH-CARSTENSEN, Research Associate Professor
tegration of computer-aided molecular simulation and
SERGEI KISELEV, Research Associate Professor
computer-aided process modeling in the curriculum, and by
GLENN MURRAY, Research Assistant Professor
our unique approach to teaching of the unit operations labora-
JOHN OAKEY, Research Assistant Professor
tory sequence. The unit operations lab course is offered only
BRIAN OPANSKY, Research Assistant Professor
in the summer as a six-week intensive “field session”. Here,
WAYNE ROMONCHUK, Research Assistant Professor
the fundamentals of heat, mass, and momentum transport and
EUN-JAE SHIN, Research Assistant Professor
BERTHE STEMPFER, Research Assistant Professor
applied thermodynamics are reviewed in a practical,
PAUL M. THOEN, Research Assistant Professor
applications-oriented setting. The important subjects of team-
ROBERT M. BALDWIN, Professor Emeritus
work, critical thinking, and oral and written technical com-
ANNETTE L. BUNGE, Professor Emeritus
munications skills are also stressed in this course.
JAMES H. GARY, Professor Emeritus
Facilities for the study of chemical engineering or chemi-
JOHN O. GOLDEN, Professor Emeritus
cal and biochemical engineering at the Colorado School of
ARTHUR J. KIDNAY, Professor Emeritus
VICTOR F. YESAVAGE, Professor Emeritus
Mines are among the best in the nation. Our modern in-house
computer network supports over 50 workstations, and is an-
Program Description
chored by a large mass storage device and a 1.1 teraflop Be-
The Chemical Engineering Department offers two differ-
owulf cluster. Specialized undergraduate laboratory facilities
ent degrees: Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering
exist for the study of polymer properties, and for reaction en-
and Bachelor of Science in Chemical and Biochemical Engi-
gineering and unit operations. In 1992, the department
neering. A student seeking the latter degree graduates as a
moved into a new $11 million facility which included new
fully qualified Chemical Engineer but has additional training
classroom and office space, as well as high quality laborato-
in bioprocessing technologies that are of interest in renew-
ries for undergraduate and graduate research. Our honors un-
able energy. Generally, the fields of chemical and biochemi-
dergraduate research program is open to highly qualified
cal engineering are extremely broad, and encompass all
students, and provides our undergraduates with the opportu-
technologies and industries where chemical processing is uti-
nity to carry out independent research, or to join a graduate
lized in any form. Students with baccalaureate (B.S.) Chemi-
research team. This program has been highly successful and
cal Engineering or Chemical and Biochemical Engineering
Mines undergraduate chemical engineering students have
degrees from CSM can find employment in many diverse
won several national competitions and awards based on re-
fields, including: advanced materials synthesis and process-
search conducted while pursuing their baccalaureate degree.
ing, product and process research and development, food and
The program leading to the degree Bachelor of Science in
pharmaceutical processing and synthesis, biochemical and
Chemical Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Ac-
biomedical materials and products, microelectronics manu-
creditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engi-
facturing, petroleum and petrochemical processing, and
neering and Technology, 111 Market Place, Suite 1050,
process and product design.
Baltimore, MD 21202-4012, telephone (410) 347-7700.
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The program leading to the degree Bachelor of Science in
study is organized to include 3 semesters of science and gen-
Chemical and Biochemical Engineering is not currently ac-
eral engineering fundamentals followed by 5 semesters of
credited, but accreditation will be sought and retroactively
chemical engineering fundamentals and applications. An op-
applied immediately after the first student graduates from
tional ‘track’ system is introduced at the junior year which al-
this new program.
lows students to structure free electives into one of several
Program Educational Objectives (Bachelor of
specialty applications areas. Courses in the chemical engi-
Science in Chemical Engineering) and Bachelor
neering portion of the curriculum may be categorized accord-
of Science in Chemical and Biochemical
ing to the following general system.
Engineering)
A. Chemical Engineering Fundamentals
In addition to contributing toward achieving the educa-
The following courses represent the basic knowledge com-
tional objectives described in the CSM Graduate Profile and
ponent of the chemical engineering curriculum at CSM.
the ABET Accreditation Criteria, the Chemical Engineering
1. Mass and Energy Balances (ChEN201)
Program at CSM has established the following program edu-
2. Fluid Mechanics (ChEN307)
cational objectives:
3. Heat Transfer (ChEN308)
u Our graduates will enter the workforce and demon-
4. Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics (ChEN357)
strate a high-quality basic education in chemical and
5. Mass Transfer (ChEN375)
biochemical engineering fundamentals including chem-
6. Transport Phenomena (ChEN430)
istry, physics, biology, mathematics, and related engi-
B. Chemical Engineering Applications
neering sciences;
The following courses are applications-oriented courses
u Our graduates will demonstrate the knowledge and
that build on the student’s basic knowledge of science and
skills required to apply engineering fundamentals to the
engineering fundamentals:
analysis, synthesis, and evaluation of conventional
1. Unit Operations Laboratory (ChEN312 and 313)
areas of chemical engineering such as energy and
2. Reaction Engineering (ChEN418)
chemical production and emerging areas such as bio-
3. Process Dynamics and Control (ChEN403)
chemical engineering; and
4. Chemical Engineering Design (ChEN402)
u Our graduates will develop personally to ensure a life-
5. Bioprocess Engineering (ChEN460)
time of professional success and an appreciation for the
6. Chemical Engineering Technical Electives
ethical and social responsibilities of chemical engineer-
ing and world citizen.
C. Chemical Engineering Elective Tracks
Combined Baccalaureate/Masters Degree Program
Students in chemical engineering may elect to structure
free electives into a formal Minor program of study (18 hours
The Chemical Engineering Department offers the opportu-
of coursework), an Area of Special Interest (12 hours) or a
nity to begin work on a Master of Science (with or without
Specialty Track in Chemical Engineering (9 hours). Minors
thesis) while completing the requirements of the Bachelor's
and ASIs can be developed by the student in a variety of
degree. These combined BS/MS degrees are designed to
different areas and programs as approved by the student’s
allow undergraduates engaged in research to apply their ex-
advisor and the Heads of the relevant sponsoring academic
perience to an advanced degree. Students may take graduate
programs. Specialty tracks in Chemical Engineering are
courses during their undergraduate careers and have them
available in the following areas:
count towards their graduate degree. The requirements for
the MS degree consist of the four core graduate courses
Microelectronics
(ChEN507, ChEN509, ChEN516, and ChEN518) and 18
Bioengineering and Life Sciences
other credits. It is expected that a student would be able to
Polymers and Materials
complete both degrees in 5-5 1/2 years. To take advantage of
Molecular Modeling
the combined program, students should be engaged in re-
Environmental
search and taking some graduate coursework during their
Energy
senior year. For that reason students are expected to apply to
Business and Economics
the program by the end of their junior year. Students must
Details on recommended courses for each of these tracks
have a GPA greater than 3.0 to be considered for the pro-
can be obtained from the student’s academic advisor.
gram. Interested students are encouraged to get more infor-
mation from their advisor and/or the current faculty member
Requirements (Chemical Engineering)
Freshman Year
in charge of Graduate Affairs.
Chemical Engineering students take the common core except they
Curriculum
take Biological and Environmental Systems (BELS198) rather
The chemical engineering curriculum is structured accord-
than Earth and Environmental Systems (SYGN101)
ing to the goals outlined above. Accordingly, the program of
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Sophomore Year Fall Semester
lec. lab. sem.hrs.
core except they take Biological and Environmental Systems
MATH213 Calculus for Scientists &
(BELS198) rather than Earth and Environmental Systems
Engn’rs III
4
4
(SYGN101)
PHGN200 Physics II
3.5
3
4.5
Sophomore Year Fall Semester
lec. lab. sem.hrs.
DCGN210 Introduction to Thermodynamics
3
3
MATH213 Calculus for Scientists
CHGN221 Organic Chemistry I
3
3
& Engn'rs III
4
4
CHGN223 Organic Chemistry Lab I
3
1
PHGN200 Physics II
3.5
3
4.5
PAGN201 Physical Education III
2
0.5
DCGN210 Introduction to Thermodynamics
3
3
Total
16
CHGN221 Organic Chemistry I
3
3
Sophomore Year Spring Semester
lec. lab. sem.hrs.
CHGN223 Organic Chemistry Lab I
3
1
MATH225 Differential Equations
3
3
PAGN201 Physical Education III
2
0.5
EBGN201 Principles of Economics
3
3
Total
16
ChEN201 Mass and Energy Balances
3
3
Sophomore Year Spring Semester
lec. lab. sem.hrs.
ChEN202 Chemical Process Principles Lab
1
1
MATH225 Differential Equations
3
3
CHGN222 Organic Chemistry II
3
3
EBGN201 Principles of Economics
3
3
EPIC251 Design II
2
3
3
ChEN201 Mass and Energy Balances
3
3
PAGN202 Physical Education IV
2
0.5
ChEN202 Chemical Process Principles Lab
1
1
Total
16.5
CHGN222 Organic Chemistry II
3
3
Junior Year Fall Semester
lec. lab. sem.hrs.
EPIC251 Introduction to BCE Design
2
3
3
CHGN351 Physical Chemistry I
3
3
4
PAGN202 Physical Education IV
2
0.5
ChEN307 Fluid Mechanics
3
3
Total
16.5
ChEN357 Chemical. Eng. Thermodynamics
3
3
Junior Year Fall Semester
lec. lab. sem.hrs.
SYGN200 Human Systems
3
3
CHGN351 Physical Chemistry I
3
3
4
Elective*
3
3
ChEN307 Fluid Mechanics
3
3
Total
16
ChEN357 Chemical. Eng. Thermodynamics
3
3
Junior Year Spring Semester
lec. lab. sem.hrs.
SYGN200 Human Systems
3
3
ChEN358 Chemical. Eng. Thermodynamics Lab
3
1
Elective
3
3
CHGN353 Physical Chemistry II
3
3
4
Total
17
ChEN375 Chemical Eng. Mass Transfer
3
3
Junior Year Spring Semester
lec. lab. sem.hrs.
ChEN308 Chemical Eng. Heat Transfer
3
3
ChEN358 Chemical. Eng. Thermodynamics Lab
3
1
LAIS/EBGN H&SS Elective I
3
3
ChEN375 Chemical Eng. Mass Transfer
3
3
Elective*
3
3
ChEN308 Chemical Eng. Heat Transfer
3
3
Total
17
LAIS/EBGN H&SS Elective I
3
3
Summer Field Session
lec. lab. sem.hrs.
CHGN428 Intro. Biochemistry
3
3
ChEN312/313 Unit Operations Laboratory
6
6
CHGN462 Microbiology
3
3
Total
6
Total
16
Senior Year Fall Semester
lec. lab. sem.hrs.
Summer Field Session
lec. lab. sem.hrs.
ChEN418 Reaction Engineering
3
3
ChEN312/313 Unit Operations Laboratory
6
6
ChEN430 Transport Phenomena
3
3
Total
6
LAIS/EBGN H&SS Elective II
3
3
Senior Year Fall Semester
lec. lab. sem.hrs.
Electives*
6
6
ChEN418 Reaction Engineering
3
3
Total
15
ChEN430 Transport Phenomena
3
3
Senior Year Spring Semester
lec. lab. sem.hrs.
LAIS/EBGN H&SS Elective II
3
3
ChEN402 Chemical Engineering Design
3
3
ChEN460 Bioprocess Engineering
3
3
ChEN403 Process Dynamics and Control
3
3
ChEN461 Bioprocess Engineering Laboratory
3
1
LAIS/EBGN H&SS Elective III
3
3
Elective
3
3
ChEN421 Engineering Economics
3
3
Total
16
Elective*
3
3
Senior Year Spring Semester
lec. lab. sem.hrs.
Total
15
ChEN402 Chemical Engineering Design
3
3
Degree total
134.5
ChEN403 Process Dynamics and Control
3
3
LAIS/EBGN H&SS Elective III
3
3
*Two of the electives must be Chemical Engineering courses, one at
ChEN421 Engineering Economics
3
3
the 400 level.
Elective
3
3
Total
16
Requirements (Chemical and Biochemical
Degree total
134.5
Engineering)
Freshman Year
Chemical and Biochemical Engineering Students take the common
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Description of Courses
ChEN311/MTGN311. STRUCTURE OF MATERIALS
Sophomore Year
Principles of crystallography and crystal chemistry. Charac-
ChEN200. COMPUTATIONAL METHODS IN CHEMI-
terization of crystalline materials using X-ray diffraction
CAL ENGINEERING Fundamentals of computer program-
techniques. Applications to include compound identification,
ming as applied to the solution of chemical engineering
lattice parameter measurement, orientation of single crystals
problems. Introduction to Visual Basic, computational meth-
and crystal structure determination. Laboratory experiments
ods and algorithm development. Prerequisite: MATH112 or
to supplement the lectures. Prerequisites: PHGN200
consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
ChEN312/313. UNIT OPERATIONS LABORATORY
ChEN201. MATERIAL AND ENERGY BALANCES Intro-
Field Session (WI) Principles of mass, energy, and momentum
duction to the principles of conservation of mass and energy.
transport as applied to laboratory-scale processing equipment.
Applications to chemical processing systems. Relevant as-
Written and oral communications skills. Aspects of group
pects of computer-aided process simulation. Prerequisite:
dynamics, teamwork, and critical thinking. Prerequisite:
MATH225 (corequisite), DCGN210 or DCGN209 or consent
ChEN201, ChEN307, ChEN308, ChEN357, ChEN375,
of instructor. Corequisite ChEN202. 3 hours lecture; 3 se-
EPIC251. 6 hours lab; 6 semester hours.
mester hours.
ChEN334/MTGN334. CHEMICAL PROCESSING OF
ChEN202. CHEMICAL PROCESS PRINCIPLES LABORA-
MATERIALS Development and application of fundamental
TORY Laboratory measurements dealing with the first and
principles related to the processing of metals and materials
second laws of thermodynamics, calculation and analysis of
by thermochemical and aqueous and fused salt electrochemi-
experimental results, professional report writing. Introduc-
cal/chemical routes. The course material is presented within
tion to computer-aided process simulation. Prerequisites:
the framework of a formalism that examines the physical
DCGN210 or DCGN209; corequisites: ChEN201, MATH225
chemistry, thermodynamics, reaction mechanisms and kinet-
or consent of instructor. 3 hours laboratory; 1 credit hour.
ics inherent to a wide selection of chemical-processing sys-
tems. This general formalism provides for a transferable
ChEN250. INTRODUCTION TO CHEMICAL ENGINEER-
knowledge-base to other systems not specifically covered in
ING ANALYSIS AND DESIGN Introduction to chemical
the course. Prerequisite: ChEN357. 3 hours lecture; 3 semes-
process industries and how analysis and design concepts
ter hours.
guide the development of new processes and products. Use
of simple mathematical models to describe the performance
ChEN340. COOPERATIVE EDUCATION Cooperative
of common process building blocks including pumps, heat
work/education experience involving employment of a chem-
exchangers, chemical reactors, and separators. Prerequisites:
ical engineering nature in an internship spanning at least one
Concurrent enrollment in DCGN 210 or consent of instruc-
academic semester. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. 1 to 3
tor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
semester hours. Repeatable to a maximum of 6 hours.
ChEN272/MTGN272. PARTICULATE MATERIALS PRO-
ChEN350. HONORS UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH
CESSING Field session. Characterization and production of
Scholarly research of an independent nature. Prerequisite:
particles. Physical and interfacial phenomena associated
junior standing, consent of instructor. 1 to 3 semester hours.
with particulate processes. Applications to metal and ce-
ChEN351. HONORS UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH
ramic power processing. Laboratory projects and plant vis-
Scholarly research of an independent nature. Prerequisite:
its. Prerequisites: DCGN210 or DCGN209 and PHGN200.
junior standing, consent of instructor. 1 to 3 semester hours.
3 weeks; 3 semester hours.
ChEN357. CHEMICAL ENGINEERING THERMODY-
Junior Year
NAMICS Fundamentals of thermodynamics for application
ChEN307. FLUID MECHANICS Theory and application of
to chemical engineering processes and systems. Phase and
momentum transport and fluid flow in chemical engineering.
reaction equilibria. Relevant aspects of computer-aided
Fundamentals of microscopic phenomena and application to
process simulation. Integrated laboratory experiments. Pre-
macroscopic systems. Relevant aspects of computer-aided
requisite: DCGN210 or DCGN209, ChEN201, MATH225, or
process simulation. Prerequisite: ChEN201, MATH225.
consent of instructor. Corequisite: ChEN358. 3 hours lecture;
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
3 semester hours.
ChEN308. HEAT TRANSFER Theory and applications
ChEN348/MTGN348. MICROSTRUCTURAL DEVELOP-
of energy transport: conduction, convection and radiation.
MENT (WI) Introduction to the relationships between mi-
Fundamentals of microscopic phenomena and application to
crostructure and properties of materials, with emphasis on
macroscopic systems. Relevant aspects of computer-aided
metals. Fundamentals of imperfections in crystalline materi-
process simulation. Prerequisite: ChEN201, ChEN307,
als, phase equlibria, recrystallization and grain growth,
MATH225, or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture;
strengthening mechanisms, and phase transformations. Labo-
3 semester hours.
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ratory sessions devoted to experiments illustrating the funda-
CHGN221, ChEN201, ChEN357, ChEN375, or consent of
mentals presented in the lectures. Prerequisites: MTGN311
instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
and ChEN357. 3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 4 semester hours.
ChEN415/CHGN430/MLGN530. POLYMER SCIENCE
ChEN358. CHEMICAL ENGINEERING THERMODY-
AND TECHNOLOGY Chemistry and thermodynamics of
NAMICS LABORATORY Laboratory measurement, calcu-
polymers and polymer solutions. Reaction engineering of
lation and analysis of physical properties, phase equilibria
polymerization. Characterization techniques based on solu-
and reaction equilibria and their application to chemical engi-
tion properties. Materials science of polymers in varying
neering. Relevant aspects of computer-aided simulation. Pre-
physical states. Processing operations for polymeric materi-
requisites: DCGN210 or DCGN209, ChEN201, MATH225,
als and use in separations. Prerequisite: CHGN221,
or consent of instructor. Corequisite: ChEN357. 3 hours labo-
MATH225, ChEN357, or consent of instructor. 3 hours lec-
ratory; 1 semester hour.
ture; 3 semester hours.
ChEN375. MASS TRANSFER Fundamentals of stage-wise
ChEN416. POLYMER ENGINEERING AND TECH-
and diffusional mass transport with applications to chemical
NOLOGY Polymer fluid mechanics, polymer rheological
engineering systems and processes. Relevant aspects of
response, and polymer shape forming. Definition and
computer-aided process simulation. Prerequisite: ChEN201,
measurement of material properties. Interrelationships
ChEN357, or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semes-
between response functions and correlation of data and
ter hours.
material response. Theoretical approaches for prediction of
ChEN398. SPECIAL TOPICS IN CHEMICAL ENGINEER-
polymer properties. Processing operations for polymeric
ING Topical courses in chemical engineering of special inter-
materials; melt and flow instabilities. Prerequisite: ChEN307,
est. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. 1 to 6 semester hours.
MATH225, or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semes-
Repeatable for credit under different titles.
ter hours.
ChEN399. INDEPENDENT STUDY Individual research or
ChEN418. REACTION ENGINEERING (WI) Applications
special problem projects. Topics, content, and credit hours to
of the fundamentals of thermodynamics, physical chemistry,
be agreed upon by student and supervising faculty member.
and organic chemistry to the engineering of reactive processes.
Prerequisite: consent of instructor and department head, sub-
Reactor design; acquisition and analysis of rate data; hetero-
mission of “Independent Study” form to CSM Registrar. 1 to
geneous catalysis. Relevant aspects of computer-aided
6 semester hours. Repeatable for credit.
process simulation. Prerequisite: ChEN201, ChEN307,
ChEN308, ChEN357, MATH225, CHGN221, CHGN351,
Senior Year
or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
ChEN402. CHEMICAL ENGINEERING DESIGN (WI)
Advanced computer-aided process simulation and process
ChEN420. MATHEMATICAL METHODS IN CHEMICAL
optimization. Prerequisite: ChEN307, ChEN308, ChEN357,
ENGINEERING Formulation and solution of chemical engi-
ChEN375, or consent of instructor. Co-requisite: ChEN418,
neering problems using exact analytical solution methods.
ChEN421. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
Set-up and solution of ordinary and partial differential equa-
tions for typical chemical engineering systems and transport
ChEN403. PROCESS DYNAMICS AND CONTROL
processes. Prerequisite: MATH225, ChEN201, ChEN307,
Mathematical modeling and analysis of transient systems.
ChEN308, ChEN375, or consent of instructor. 3 hours lec-
Applications of control theory to response of dynamic
ture; 3 semester hours.
chemical engineering systems and processes. Prerequisite:
ChEN201, ChEN307, ChEN308, ChEN375, MATH225, or
ChEN421. ENGINEERING ECONOMICS Economic
consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
analysis of engineering processes and systems. Interest,
annuity, present value, depreciation, cost accounting, invest-
ChEN408. NATURAL GAS PROCESSING Application of
ment accounting and financing of engineering enterprises
chemical engineering principles to the processing of natural
along with taxation, market evaluation and break-even
gas. Emphasis on using thermodynamics and mass transfer
analysis. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture;
operations to analyze existing plants. Relevant aspects of
3 semester hours.
computer-aided process simulation. Prerequisites:
CHGN221, ChEN201, ChEN307, ChEN308, ChEN357,
ChEN430. TRANSPORT PHENOMENA Theory and chem-
ChEN375, or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture, 3 semes-
ical engineering applications of momentum, heat, and mass
ter hours.
transport. Set up and solution of problems involving equa-
tions of motion and energy. Prerequisite: ChEN307,
ChEN409. PETROLEUM PROCESSES Application of
ChEN308, ChEN357, ChEN375, MATH225, or consent of
chemical engineering principles to petroleum refining.
instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
Thermodynamics and reaction engineering of complex
hydrocarbon systems. Relevant aspects of computer-aided
process simulation for complex mixtures. Prerequisite:
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Chemistry and
ELECTRONICS PROCESSING LABORATORY (II)
Application of science and engineering principles to the
Geochemistry
design, fabrication, and testing of microelectronic devices.
Emphasis on specific unit operations and the interrelation
DANIEL M. KNAUSS, Professor and Interim Department Head
among processing steps. Prerequisites: Senior standing in
PAUL W. JAGODZINSKI, Professor
PHGN, ChEN, MTGN, or EGGN. Consent of instructor. Due
PATRICK MACCARTHY, Professor
KENT J. VOORHEES, Professor
to lab space the enrollment is limited to 20 students. 1.5
SCOTT W. COWLEY, Associate Professor
hours lecture, 4 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
MARK E. EBERHART, Associate Professor
ChEN440. MOLECULAR PERSPECTIVES IN CHEMI-
KEVIN W. MANDERNACK, Associate Professor (also Geology &
CAL ENGINEERING Applications of statistical and
Geological Engineering)
quantum mechanics to understanding and prediction of
JAMES F. RANVILLE, Associate Professor
equilibrium and transport properties and processes. Relations
RYAN RICHARDS, Associate Professor
between microscopic properties of materials and systems to
E. CRAIG SIMMONS, Associate Professor
BETTINA M. VOELKER, Associate Professor
macroscopic behavior. Prerequisite: ChEN307, ChEN308,
KIM R. WILLIAMS, Associate Professor
ChEN357, ChEN375, CHGN351 and 353, CHGN221 and
DAVID T. WU, Associate Professor (also Chemical Engineering)
222, MATH225, or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture;
STEPHEN G. BOYES, Assistant Professor
3 semester hours
STEVEN F. DEC, Lecturer
ChEN450. HONORS UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH
BRAD J. HERRICK, Lecturer
Scholarly research of an independent nature. Prerequisite:
ED A. DEMPSEY, Instructor
RAMON E. BISQUE, Professor Emeritus
senior standing, consent of instructor. 1 to 3 semester hours.
STEPHEN R. DANIEL, Professor Emeritus
ChEN451. HONORS UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH
DEAN W. DICKERHOOF, Professor Emeritus
Scholarly research of an independent nature. Prerequisite:
KENNETH W. EDWARDS, Professor Emeritus
senior standing, consent of instructor. 1 to 3 semester hours.
GEORGE H. KENNEDY, Professor Emeritus
RONALD W. KLUSMAN, Professor Emeritus
ChEN460 BIOPROCESS ENGINEERING. The analysis and
DONALD LANGMUIR, Professor Emeritus
design of biochemical unit operations and processes used in
GEORGE B. LUCAS, Professor Emeritus
conjunction with bioreactors are investigated in this course.
DONALD L. MACALADY, Professor Emeritus
Industrial enzyme technologies are developed and explored.
MICHAEL J. PAVELICH, Professor Emeritus
A strong focus is on the basic processes for producing
MAYNARD SLAUGHTER, Professor Emeritus
bioethanol and biodiesel. Biochemical systems for organic
THOMAS R. WILDEMAN, Professor Emeritus
oxidation and fermentation and inorganic oxidation and re-
JOHN T. WILLIAMS, Professor Emeritus
duction will be presented. Prerequisites: ChEN375,
ROBERT D. WITTERS, Professor Emeritus
CHGN428, and CHGN462 or consent of the instructor. 3
CHARLES W. STARKS, Associate Professor Emeritus
hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
Program Description
CHEN461 Biochemical Engineering Laboratory. Laboratory
Chemistry provides fundamental knowledge critical to
measurement, calculation and analysis of processes including
satisfying many of society’s needs: feeding and clothing and
separations and reaction equilibria and their application to
housing the world’s people, finding and using sources of
biochemical engineering. Relevant aspects of computer-
energy, improving health care, ensuring national security, and
aided process simulation. Prerequisites: CHEN375,
protecting the environment. The programs of the Chemistry
CHGN428 and CHGN462 or consent of instructor. Co-req-
and Geochemistry Department are designed to educate pro-
uisite, CHEN460. 1 credit hour; 3 hours laboratory.
fessionals for the varied career opportunities this central sci-
entific discipline affords. The curricula are therefore founded
ChEN498. SPECIAL TOPICS IN CHEMICAL ENGINEER-
in rigorous fundamental science complemented by applica-
ING Topical courses in chemical engineering of special inter-
tion of these principles to the minerals, energy, materials, or
est. Prerequisite: consent of instructor; 1 to 6 semester hours.
environmental fields. For example, specific B.S. curricular
Repeatable for credit under different titles.
tracks emphasizing environmental chemistry or biochemistry
ChEN499. INDEPENDENT STUDY Individual research or
are offered along with a more flexible track which can be tai-
special problem projects. Topics, content, and credit hours to
lored to optimize preparation consistent with students’ career
be agreed upon by student and supervising faculty member.
goals. Those aspiring to enter Ph.D. programs in chemistry
Prerequisite: consent of instructor and department head, sub-
are encouraged to include undergraduate research beyond the
mission of “Independent Study” form to CSM Registrar. 1 to
minimum required among their elective hours. Others inter-
6 semester hours. Repeatable for credit.
ested in industrial chemistry choose area of special interest
courses in chemical engineering or metallurgy, for example.
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A significant number of students complete degrees in both
crystal lattice structure, molecular geometry and bond-
chemistry and chemical engineering as an excellent prepara-
ing (VSEPR, Lewis structures, VB and MO theory,
tion for industrial careers.
bond energies and lengths), metals structure and prop-
The instructional and research laboratories located in
erties, acid-base theories, main-group element chem-
Coolbaugh Hall contain extensive instrumentation for: gas
istry, coordination chemistry, term symbols, ligand
chromatography (GC), high-performance liquid chromatog-
field theory, spectra and magnetism of complexes,
raphy (HPLC), ion chromatography (IC), supercritical-fluid
organometallic chemistry.
chromatography (SFC), inductively-coupled-plasma-atomic
u Organic chemistry - bonding and structure, structure-
emission spectroscopy (ICP-AES) field-flow fractionation
physical property relationships, reactivity-structure re-
(FFF), mass spectrometry (MS, GC/MS, GC/MS/MS, PY/MS,
lationships, reaction mechanisms (nucleophilic and
PY/GC/MS, SFC/MS, MALDI-TOF), nuclear magnetic
electrophilic substitution, addition, elimination, radical
resonance spectrometry (solids and liquids), infrared spectro-
reactions, rearrangements, redox reactions, photochem-
photometry (FTIR), visible-ultraviolet spectrophotometry,
ical reactions, and metal-mediated reactions), chemical
microscopy, X-ray photoelectron spectrometry (XPS), and
kinetics, catalysis, major classes of compounds and
thermogravimetric analysis (TGA).
their reactions, design of synthetic pathways.
Program Educational Objectives (Bachelor of
u Physical chemistry - thermodynamics (energy, enthalpy,
Science in Chemistry)
entropy, equilibrium constants, free energy, chemical
In addition to contributing toward achieving the educa-
potential, non-ideal systems, standard states, activity,
tional objectives described in the CSM Graduate Profile and
phase rule, phase equilibria, phase diagrams), electro-
the ABET Accreditation Criteria, the B.S. curricula in chem-
chemistry, kinetic theory (Maxwell-Boltzmann distri-
istry are designed to:
bution, collision frequency, effusion, heat capacity,
u Impart mastery of chemistry fundamentals;
equipartition of energy), kinetics (microscopic re-
u Develop ability to apply chemistry fundamentals in
versibility, relaxation processes, mechanisms and rate
solving open-ended problems;
laws, collision and absolute rate theories), quantum
u Impart knowledge of and ability to use modern tools of
mechanics (Schroedinger equations, operators and
chemical analysis and synthesis;
matrix elements, particle-in-a-box, simple harmonic
u Develop ability to locate and use pertinent information
oscillator, rigid rotor, angular momentum, hydrogen
from the chemical literature;
atom, hydrogen wave functions, spin, Pauli principle,
u Develop ability to interpret and use experimental data
LCAO method), spectroscopy (dipole selection rules,
for chemical systems;
rotational spectra, term symbols, atomic and molecular
u Develop ability to effectively communicate in both
electronic spectra, magnetic spectroscopy, Raman spec-
written and oral formats;
troscopy, multiphoton selection rules, lasers), statistical
u Prepare students for entry to and success in profes-
thermodynamics (ensembles, partition functions, Ein-
sional careers;
stein crystals, Debye crystals), group theory, surface
u Prepare students for entry to and success in graduate
chemistry, X-ray crystallography, electron diffraction,
programs; and
dielectric constants, dipole moments.
u Prepare students for responsible contribution to society.
Laboratory and communication skills
Curriculum
u Analytical methods - gravimetry, titrimetry, sample
The B.S. chemistry curricula, in addition to the strong
dissolution, fusion, quantitative spectrophotometry,
basis provided by the common core, contain three compo-
GC, HPLC, GC/MS, potentiometry, AA, ICP-AES
nents: chemistry fundamentals, laboratory and communica-
u Synthesis techniques - batch reactor assembly, inert-
tion skills, and applications courses.
atmosphere manipulations, vacuum line methods,
Chemistry fundamentals
high-temperature methods, high-pressure methods,
distillation, recrystallization, extraction, sublimation,
u Analytical chemistry - sampling, method selection,
chromatographic purification, product identification
statistical data analysis, error sources, interferences,
theory of operation of analytical instruments (atomic
u Physical measurements - refractometry, viscometry,
and molecular spectroscopy, mass spectrometry, mag-
colligative properties, FTIR, NMR
netic resonance spectrometry, chromatography and
u Information retrieval - Chemical Abstracts, CA on-line,
other separation methods, electroanalytical methods,
CA registry numbers, Beilstein, Gmelin, handbooks,
and thermal methods), calibration, standardization,
organic syntheses, organic reactions, inorganic syntheses,
stoichiometry of analysis, equilibrium and kinetics
primary sources, ACS Style Guide
principles in analysis.
u Reporting - lab notebook, experiment and research re-
u Inorganic chemistry - atomic structure and periodicity,
ports, technical oral reports
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u Communication - scientific reviews, seminar presenta-
CHGN401 Theoretical Inorganic Chem.
3
3
tions
Free elective
3
3
Total
15
Applications
u Area of special interest courses - application of chem-
Senior Year Spring Semester
lec. lab. sem.hrs.
CHGN495 Undergraduate Research
6
2
istry fundamentals in another discipline; e.g. chemical
Area of Special Interest Elective
3
3
engineering, environmental science, materials science
LAIS/EBGN H&SS GenEd Restricted Elective III 3
3
u Internship - summer or semester experience in an in-
Free elective
3
3
dustrial or governmental organization working on real-
Free elective
3
3
world problems
Total
14
u Undergraduate research-open-ended problem solving in
Degree Total
137.5
the context of a research project
# Possible electives that will be recommended to students are:
SYGN202; SYGN203; ChEN201; PHGN300; EBGN305,
Degree Requirements (Chemistry Track)
EBGN306, EBGN310, EBGN311, EBGN312; ESGN201/BELS301;
The B.S. curricula in chemistry are outlined below.
ESGN353; GEOL201, 210, 212; MNGN210; PEGN102; CHGN462
Sophomore Year Fall Semester
lec. lab. sem.hrs.
MATH213 Calculus for Scientists & Engn’rs III 4
4
Environmental Chemistry Track
PHGN200 Physics II
3.5
3
4.5
Sophomore Year Fall Semester
lec. lab. sem.hrs.
DCGN209 Introduction to Thermodynamics
3
3
MATH213 Calculus for Scientists & Engn'rs III 4
4
CHGN221 Organic Chemistry I
3
3
PHGN200 Physics II
3.5
3
4.5
CHGN223 Organic Chemistry I Lab
3
1
DCGN209 Introduction to Thermodynamics
3
3
PAGN201 Physical Education III
2
0.5
CHGN221 Organic Chemistry I
3
3
Total
16
CHGN223 Organic Chemistry I Lab
3
1
Sophomore Year Spring Semester
lec. lab. sem.hrs.
PAGN201 Physical Education III
2
0.5
CHGN222 Organic Chemistry II
3
3
Total
16
CHGN224 Organic Chemistry II Lab
3
1
Sophomore Year Spring Semester
lec. lab. sem.hrs.
Technical Elective#
3
3
CHGN222 Organic Chemistry II
3
3
MATH225 Differential Equations
3
3
CHGN224 Organic Chemistry II Lab
3
1
CHGN335 Instrumental Analysis
3
3
CHGN201 Thermodynamics Laboratory
3
1
Technical Elective#
3
3
EPIC251 Design II
2
3
3
MATH225 Differential Equations
3
3
PAGN202 Physical Education IV
2
0.5
CHGN335 Instrumental Analysis
3
3
Total
17.5
CHGN201 Thermodynamics Laboratory
3
1
EPIC251 Design II
2
3
3
Junior Year Fall Semester
lec. lab. sem.hrs.
PAGN202 Physical Education IV
2
0.5
SYGN200 Human Systems
3
3
Total
17.5
CHGN428 Biochemistry
3
3
CHGN336 Analytical Chemistry
3
3
Junior Year Fall Semester
lec. lab. sem.hrs.
CHGN337 Analytical Chemistry Laboratory
3
1
SYGN200 Human Systems
3
3
CHGN351 Physical Chemistry I
3
3
4
CHGN428 Biochemistry
3
3
Area of Special Interest Elective
3
3
CHGN336 Analytical Chemistry
3
3
Total
17
CHGN337 Analytical Chemistry Laboratory
3
1
CHGN351 Physical Chemistry I
3
3
4
Junior Year Spring Semester
lec. lab. sem.hrs.
Environmental Elective
3
3
CHGN353 Physical Chemistry II
3
3
4
Total
17
CHGN341 Descriptive Inorganic Chemistry
3
3
CHGN323 Qualitative Organic Analysis
1
3
2
Junior Year Spring Semester
lec. lab. sem.hrs.
CHGN395 Introduction to Undergraduate Research
3
1
CHGN353 Physical Chemistry II
3
3
4
EBGN201 Principles of Economics
3
3
CHGN341 Descriptive Inorganic Chemistry
3
3
Area of Special Interest Elective
3
3
CHGN323 Qualitative Organic Analysis
1
3
2
LAIS/EBGN H&SS GenEd Restricted Elective I
3
3
CHGN395 Introduction to Undergraduate Research
3
1
Total
19
EBGN201 Principles of Economics
3
3
Environmental Elective
3
3
Junior-Senior Year Summer Field Session
lec. lab. sem.hrs.
LAIS/EBGN H&SS GenEd Restricted Elective I
3
3
CHGN490 Synthesis & Characterization
18
6
Total
6
Total
19
Senior Year Fall Semester
lec. lab. sem.hrs.
Junior-Senior Year Summer Field Session
lec. lab. sem.hrs.
CHGN495 Research
9
3
CHGN490 Synthesis & Characterization
18
6
Area of Special Interest Elective
3
3
Total
6
LAIS/EBGN H&SS GenEd Restricted Elective II 3
3
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Senior Year Fall Semester
lec. lab. sem.hrs.
Technical Elective
3
3
CHGN495 Research
9
3
Free Elective
3
3
Environmental Electives
6
6
Total
18
LAIS/EBGN H&SS GenEd Restricted Elective II
3
3
Senior Year Spring Semester
lec. lab. sem.hrs.
Free elective
3
3
CHGN495 Undergraduate Research
6
2
Total
15
CHGN429 Biochemistry II
3
3
Senior Year Spring Semester
lec. lab. sem.hrs.
LAIS/EBGN H&SS GenEd Restricted Elective III 3
3
CHGN495 Undergraduate Research
6
2
Free elective
3
3
CHGN410 Surface Chemistry
3
3
Free elective
3
3
LAIS/EBGN H&SS GenEd Restricted Elective III 3
3
Total
14
CHGN403 Environmental Chemistry
3
3
Degree Total
136.5
Free elective
3
3
Total
14
# Possible technical electives that will be recommended to students
are: CHGN403, CHGN462, BELS 321, BELS402, BELS404
Degree Total
137.5
Biochemistry Track
Chemistry Minor and ASI Programs
Sophomore Year Fall Semester
lec. lab. sem.hrs.
No specific course sequences are suggested for students
MATH213 Calculus for Scientists & Engn'rs III 4
4
wishing to include chemistry minors or areas of special inter-
PHGN200 Physics II
3.5
3
4.5
est in their programs. Rather, those students should consult
DCGN209 Introduction to Thermodynamics
3
3
with the CHGC department head (or designated faculty
CHGN221 Organic Chemistry I
3
member) to design appropriate sequences.
CHGN223 Organic Chemistry I Lab
3
1
PAGN201 Physical Education III
2
0.5
Description of Courses
Total
16
CHGN111. INTRODUCTORY CHEMISTRY (S) Introduc-
Sophomore Year Spring Semester
lec. lab. sem.hrs.
tory college chemistry. Elementary atomic structure and the
CHGN222 Organic Chemistry II
3
3
periodic chart, chemical bonding, chemical bonding, chemi-
CHGN224 Organic Chemistry II Lab
3
1
cal reactions and stoichiometry of chemi cal reactions, chem-
LAIS/EBGN H&SS GenEd Restricted Elective I
3
3
ical equilibrium, thermochemistry, and properties of gases.
MATH225 Differential Equations
3
3
Must not be used for elective credit. Does not apply toward
CHGN335 Instrumental Analysis
3
3
undergraduate degree. 3 hours lecture and 3 hours lab; 3 se-
CHGN201 Thermodynamics Laboratory
3
1
mester hours.
EPIC251 Design II
2
3
3
PAGN202 Physical Education IV
2
0.5
CHGN121. PRINCIPLES OF CHEMISTRY I (I, II) Study
Total
17.5
of matter and energy based on atomic structure, correlation
Junior Year Fall Semester
lec. lab. sem.hrs.
of properties of elements with position in periodic chart,
SYGN200 Human Systems
3
3
chemical bonding, geometry of molecules, phase changes,
BELS301 General Biology I
3
3
stoichiometry, solution chemistry, gas laws, and thermo-
BELS311 General Biology I Lab
3
1
chemistry. 3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 4 semester hours. Ap-
CHGN336 Analytical Chemistry
3
3
proved for Colorado Guaranteed General Education transfer.
CHGN337 Analytical Chemistry Laboratory
3
1
Equivalency for GT-SC1.
CHGN351 Physical Chemistry I
3
3
Total
15
CHGN124. PRINCIPLES OF CHEMISTRY II (I, II, S)
Continuation of CHGN121 concentrating on chemical kinetics,
Junior Year Spring Semester
lec. lab. sem.hrs.
thermodynamics, electrochemistry, organic nomenclature,
CHGN353 Physical Chemistry II
3
3
4
CHGN341 Descriptive Inorganic Chemistry
3
3
and chemical equilibrium (acid- base, solubility, complexa-
CHGN323 Qualitative Organic Analysis
1
3
2
tion, and redox). Prerequisite: Credit in CHGN121. 3 hours
CHGN395 Introduction to Undergraduate Research
3
1
lecture; 3 semester hours.
EBGN201 Principles of Economics
3
3
CHGN126. QUANTITATIVE CHEMICAL MEASURE-
BELS303 General Biology II
3
3
MENTS (I, II, S) Experiments emphasizing quantitative
BELS313 General Biology II Lab
3
1
chemical measurements. Prerequisite: Credit in or concurrent
Total
17
enrollment in CHGN124. 3 hours lab; 1 semester hour.
Junior-Senior Year Summer Field Session
lec. lab. sem.hrs.
CHGN490 Synthesis & Characterization
18
6
CHGN198. SPECIAL TOPICS IN CHEMISTRY (I, II) Pilot
Total
6
course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special
interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is
Senior Year Fall Semester
lec. lab. sem.hrs.
CHGN495 Undergraduate Research
9
3
offered only once. Prerequisite: Instructor consent. Variable
CHGN428 Biochemistry I
3
3
credit; 1 to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for credit under differ-
LAIS/EBGN H&SS GenEd Restricted Elective II
3
3
ent titles.
CHGN401 Theoretical Inorganic Chem.
3
3
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CHGN199. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Individual re-
CHGN335. INSTRUMENTAL ANALYSIS (II) Principles
search or special problem projects supervised by a faculty
of AAS, AES, Visible-UV, IR, NMR, XRF, XRD, XPS, elec-
member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a sub-
tron, and mass spectroscopy; gas and liquid chromatography;
ject matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: “Indepen-
data interpretation. Prerequisite: DCGN209, MATH112.
dent Study” form must be completed and submitted to the
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for
CHGN336. ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY (I) Theory and
credit.
techniques of gravimetry, titrimetry (acid-base, complexo-
CHGN201. CHEMICAL THERMODYNAMICS LABORA-
metric, redox, precipitation), electrochemical analysis, chem-
TORY (II) Experiments in determining enthalpy, entropy,
ical separations; statistical evaluation of data. Prerequisite:
free energy, equilibrium constants, reaction rates, colligative
DCGN209, CHGN335. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
properties. Prerequisites DCGN209 or concurrent enroll-
CHGN337. ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY LABORA-
ment. 3 hours lab; 1 semester hour.
TORY (I) (WI) Laboratory exercises emphasizing sample
CHGN221. ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I (I) Structure, prop-
preparation and instrumental methods of analysis. Prerequi-
erties, and reactions of the important classes of organic com-
site: CHGN335, CHGN336 or concurrent enrollment.
pounds, introduction to reaction mechanisms. Prerequisites:
3 hours lab; 1 semester hour.
CHGN124, CHGN126. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
CHGN340. COOPERATIVE EDUCATION (I, II, S) Super-
CHGN223. ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I LABORATORY
vised, full-time, chemistry-related employment for a continu-
(I,II) Laboratory exercises including purification techniques,
ous six-month period (or its equivalent) in which specific
synthesis, and characterization. Experiments are designed to
educational objectives are achieved. Prerequisite: Second
support concepts presented in the CHGN221. Students are
semester sophomore status and a cumulative grade-point
introduced to Green Chemistry principles and methods of
average of at least 2.00. 0 to 3 semester hours. Cooperative
synthesis and the use of computational software. Prerequi-
Education credit does not count toward graduation except
sites: CHGN221 or concurrent enrollment. 3 hours labora-
under special conditions.
tory, 1 semester hour.
CHGN341. DESCRIPTIVE INORGANIC CHEMISTRY (II)
CHGN222. ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II (II) Continuation of
The chemistry of the elements and periodic trends in reac-
CHGN221. Prerequisites: CHGN221. 3 hours lecture; 3 se-
tivity discussed in relation to the preparation and use of
mester hours.
inorganic chemicals in industry and the environment. Pre-
CHGN224. ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II LABORATORY
requisite: CHGN222, DCGN209. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester
(II) Laboratory exercises using more advanced synthesis
hours.
techniques. Experiments are designed to support concepts
CHGN351. PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY: A MOLECULAR
presented in CHGN222. Prerequisites: CHGN221,
PERSPECTIVE I (I) A study of chemical systems from a
CHGN223, and CHGN222 or concurrent enrollment. 3 hours
molecular physical chemistry perspective. Includes an intro-
laboratory, 1 semester hour.
duction to quantum mechanics, atoms and molecules, spec-
CHGN298. SPECIAL TOPICS IN CHEMISTRY (I, II) Pilot
troscopy, bonding and symmetry, and an introduction to
course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special
modern computational chemistry. Prerequisite: CHGN124,
interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is
DCGN209, MATH225, PHGN200. 3 hours lecture; 3 hours
offered only once. Prerequisite: Instructor consent. Variable
laboratory; 4 semester hours.
credit; 1 to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for credit under differ-
CHGN353. PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY: A MOLECULAR
ent titles.
PERSPECTIVE II (II) A continuation of CHGN351. Includes
CHGN299. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Individual re-
statistical thermodynamics, chemical kinetics, chemical reac-
search or special problem projects supervised by a faculty
tion mechanisms, electrochemistry, and selected additional
member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a sub-
topics. Prerequisite: CHGN351. 3 hours lecture; 3 hours lab-
ject matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: “Indepen-
oratory; 4 semester hours.
dent Study” form must be completed and submitted to the
CHGN395. INTRODUCTION TO UNDERGRADUATE
Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for
RESEARCH (I, II, S) (WI) Introduction to Undergraduate
credit.
Research is designed to prepare students to pursue their
CHGN323. QUALITATIVE ORGANIC ANALYSIS (II)
senior research projects prior to enrollment in CHGN495
Identification, separation and purification of organic com-
(Undergraduate Research). Students will attend lectures and
pounds including use of modern physical and instrumental
research presentations, the student, in consultation with their
methods. Prerequisite: CHGN222, CHGN224. 1 hour lec-
research advisor, will select a research area, perform litera-
ture; 3 hours lab; 2 semester hours.
ture research, design a research project and prepare a re-
search proposal. Prerequisites: Completion of the chemistry
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curriculum through the Fall semester of the junior year or
bioenergetics and the cell as a biological unit of organization.
permission of the department head. Credit: 1 semester hour.
Discussion of classical genetics, molecular genetics, and pro-
CHGN398. SPECIAL TOPICS IN CHEMISTRY (I, II) Pilot
tein synthesis. Prerequisite: CHGN222 or permission of in-
course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special
structor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is
CHGN429. BIOCHEMISTRY II (II) A continuation of
offered only once. Prerequisite: Instructor consent. Variable
CHGN428. Topics include: nucleotide synthesis; DNA re-
credit; 1 to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for credit under differ-
pair, replication and recombination; transcription, translation
ent titles.
and regulation; proteomics; lipid and amino acid synthesis;
CHGN399. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Individual re-
protein target and degradation; membranes; receptors and
search or special problem projects supervised by a faculty
signal transduction. Prerequisites: CHGN428 or permission
member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a sub-
of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
ject matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: “Indepen-
CHGN430/MLGN530. INTRODUCTION TO POLYMER
dent Study” form must be completed and submitted to the
SCIENCE (I) An introduction to the chemistry and physics
Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for
of macromolecules. Topics include the properties and statis-
credit.
tics of polymer solutions, measurements of molecular
CHGN401. THEORETICAL INORGANIC CHEMISTRY (II)
weights, molecular weight distributions, properties of bulk
Periodic properties of the elements. Bonding in ionic and
polymers, mechanisms of polymer formation, and properties
metallic crystals. Acid-base theories. Inorganic stereochem-
of thermosets and thermoplasts including elastomers. Pre-
istry. Nonaqueous solvents. Coordination chemistry and
requisite: CHGN222 or permission of instructor. 3 hour
ligand field theory. Prerequisite: CHGN341 or consent of
lecture, 3 semester hours.
instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
CHGN462. MICROBIOLOGY AND THE ENVIRON-
CHGN402. BONDING THEORY AND SYMMETRY (II)
MENT This course will cover the basic fundamentals of
Introduction to valence bond and molecular orbital theories,
microbiology, such as structure and function of procaryotic
symmetry; introduction to group theory; applications of
versus eucaryotic cells; viruses; classification of micro-
group theory and symmetry concepts to molecular orbital and
organisms; microbial metabolism, energetics, genetics,
ligand field theories. Prerequisite: CHGN341 or consent of
growth and diversity, microbial interactions with plants, ani-
instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
mals, and other microbes. Additional topics covered will in-
clude various aspects of environmental microbiology such as
CHGN/ESGN403. INTRODUCTION TO ENVIRONMEN-
global biogeochemical cycles, bioleaching, bioremediation,
TAL CHEMISTRY (II) Processes by which natural and
and wastewater treatment. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor
anthropogenic chemicals interact, react and are transformed
3 hours lecture, 3 semester hours. Offered in alternate years.
and redistributed in various environmental compartments.
Air, soil and aqueous (fresh and saline surface and ground-
CHGN475. COMPUTATIONAL CHEMISTRY (II) This
waters) environments are covered, along with specialized
class provides a survey of techniques of computational chem-
environments such as waste treatment facilities and the upper
istry, including quantum mechanics (both Hartree-Fock and
atmosphere. Prerequisites: SYGN101, DCGN209,
density functional approaches) and molecular dynamics. Em-
CHGN222. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
phasis is given to the integration of these techniques with ex-
perimental programs of molecular design and development.
CHGN410/MLGN510. SURFACE CHEMISTRY (II) Intro-
Prerequisites: CHGN351, CHGN401. 3 hours lecture; 3 se-
duction to colloid systems, capillarity, surface tension and
mester hours.
contact angle, adsorption from solution, micelles and micro-
emulsions, the solid/gas interface, surface analytical tech-
CHGN490. SYNTHESIS AND CHARACTERIZATION
niques, van der Waal forces, electrical properties and colloid
(WI) Advanced methods of organic and inorganic synthesis;
stability, some specific colloid systems (clays, foams and
high-temperature, high-pressure, inert-atmosphere, vacuum-
emulsions). Students enrolled for graduate credit in MLGN510
line, and electrolytic methods. Prerequisites: CHGN323,
must complete a special project. Prerequisite: DCGN209 or
CHGN341 and EPIC251. 6-week summer field session;
consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
6 semester hours.
CHGN422. POLYMER CHEMISTRY LABORATORY (I)
CHGN495. UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH (I, II, S) (WI)
Prerequisites: CHGN221, CHGN223. 3 hours lab; 1 semester
Individual research project under direction of a member of
hour.
the Departmental faculty. Prerequisites: selection of a re-
search topic and advisor, preparation and approval of a re-
CHGN428. BIOCHEMISTRY I (I) Introductory study of the
search proposal, completion of chemistry curriculum through
major molecules of biochemistry-amino acids, proteins, en-
the junior year or permission of the department head. Vari-
zymes, nucleic acids, lipids, and saccharides- their structure,
able credit; 1 to 5 credit hours.
chemistry, biological function, and biosynthesis. Stresses
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CHGN497. INTERNSHIP (I, II, S) Individual internship ex-
Economics and Business
perience with an industrial, academic, or governmental host
supervised by a Departmental faculty member. Prerequisites:
RODERICK G. EGGERT, Professor and Division Director
Completion of chemistry curriculum through the junior year
JOHN T. CUDDINGTON, William J. Coulter Professor
or permission of the department head. Variable credit; 1 to 6
CAROL A. DAHL, Professor
credit hours.
GRAHAM A. DAVIS, Professor
MICHAEL R. WALLS, Professor
CHGN498. SPECIAL TOPICS IN CHEMISTRY (I, II) Pilot
ALEXANDRA M. NEWMAN, Associate Professor
course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special
EDWARD J. BALISTRERI, Assistant Professor
interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is
CIGDEM Z. GURGUR, Assistant Professor
offered only once. Prerequisite: Instructor consent. Variable
MICHAEL B. HEELEY, Assistant Professor
credit; 1 to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for credit under differ-
DANIEL KAFFINE, Assistant Professor
ent titles.
SCOTT HOUSER, Lecturer
JOHN M. STERMOLE, Lecturer
CHGN499. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Individual re-
ANN DOZORETZ, Instructor
search or special problem projects supervised by a faculty
FRANKLIN J. STERMOLE, Professor Emeritus
member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a sub-
JOHN E. TILTON, University Emeritus Professor
ject matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: “Indepen-
ROBERT E. D. WOOLSEY, Professor Emeritus
dent Study” form must be completed and submitted to the
Program Description
Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for
The economy is becoming increasingly global and de-
credit.
pendent on advanced technology. In such a world, private
companies and public organizations need leaders and man-
agers who understand economics and business, as well as
science and technology.
Programs in the Division of Economics and Business are
designed to bridge the gap that often exists between econo-
mists and managers, on the one hand, and engineers and sci-
entists, on the other. All CSM undergraduate students are
introduced to economic principles in a required course, and
many pursue additional course work in minor programs or
elective courses. The courses introduce undergraduate stu-
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: LAIS/EBGN H&SS GenEd Restricted Elective I 3
3
To provide students with a strong foundation in economic
Total
18
theory and analytical techniques, taking advantage of the
Junior Year Spring Semester
lec. lab. sem.hrs.
mathematical and quantitative abilities of CSM under-
EBGN321 Engineering Economics
3
3
graduate students; and
EBGN409 Math Econ. or
EBGN455 Lin. Prog.**
3
3
To prepare students for the work force, especially in
EBGN Elective II
3
3
organizations in CSM’s areas of traditional strength
LAIS/EBGN H&SS GenEd Restricted Elective I
3
3
(engineering, applied science, mathematics and computer
LAIS/EBGN H&SS GenEd Restricted Elective II 3
3
science), and for graduate school, especially in economics,
Free Elective
3
3
business, and law.
Total
18
Curriculum
Summer Field Session
lec. lab. sem.hrs.
EBGN402 Field Session
3
3
Within the major, students can choose a special concentration
Total
3
in Global Business or Technology. If students do not choose one
of these options, they will complete the (default) Economics and
Senior Year Fall Semester
lec. lab. sem.hrs.
Business option. All economics majors take forty-five percent of
EBGN Elective II
3
3
EBGN Elective III
3
3
their courses in math, science, and engineering, including the
LAIS/EBGN H&SS GenEd Restricted Elective II 3
3
same core required of all CSM undergraduates. Students take
LAIS/EBGN H&SS GenEd Restricted Elective III 3
3
another forty percent of their courses in economics, business,
Free Elective
3
3
and the humanities and social sciences more generally. The re-
Total
15
maining fifteen percent of the course work can come from any
Senior Year Spring Semester
lec. lab. sem.hrs.
field. Many students complete minor programs in a technical
EBGN Elective IV
3
3
field, such as computer science, engineering, geology, or envi-
LAIS/EBGN H&SS GenEd Restricted Elective III 3
3
ronmental science. A number of students pursue double majors.
Free Electives
9
9
To complete the economics major, students must take 39
Total
15
hours of 300 and 400 level economics and business courses.
Degree Total
135.5
Of these, 15 hours must be at the 400 level. At least 30 of the
*Students who complete the EBGN311/312 sequence are not re-
required 39 hours must be taken in residence in the home de-
quired to take EBGN201. For students pursuing a major in econom-
partment. For students participating in an approved foreign
ics, EBGN201 is not a substitute for either EBGN311 or EBGN312.
study program, up to 19 hours of the 30 hours in residence
**Students must take either EBGN409 or EBGN455.
requirement may be taken abroad.
Technology Option
Degree Requirements in Economics
Sophomore Year Fall Semester
lec. lab. sem.hrs.
Economics and Business Option (default)
Same courses as in default option above.
Total
18
Sophomore Year Fall Semester
lec. lab. sem.hrs.
EBGN311 Principles of Microeconomics*
3
3
Sophomore Year Spring Semester
lec. lab. sem.hrs.
PHGN200 Physics II
3.5
3
4.5
Same courses as in default option above.
MATH213 Calc. for Scientists & Engineers III 4
4
Total
15.5
MATH323 Probability and Statistics
3
3
Junior Year Fall Semester lec. lab. sem.hrs.
EPIC251 or EPICS252 Design II
2
3
3
EBGN325 Operations Research
3
3
PAGN201 Physical Education III
2
0.5
EBGN390 Econometrics
3
3
Total
18
EBGN411 Intermediate Microeconomics
3
3
Sophomore Year Spring Semester
lec. lab. sem.hrs.
EBGN412 Intermediate Macroeconomics
3
3
EBGN312 Principles of Macroeconomics*
3
3
MATH332 Linear Algebra
3
3
MATH225 Differential Equations
3
3
LAIS/EBGN H&SS GenEd Restricted Elective I
3
3
SYGN200 Human Systems
3
3
Total
18
PAGN202 Physical Education IV
2
0.5
Junior Year Spring Semester
lec. lab. sem.hrs.
Free Electives
6
6
EBGN321 Engineering Economics
3
3
Total
15.5
EBGN409 Math Econ or
Junior Year Fall Semester
lec. lab. sem.hrs.
EBGN455 Lin. Prog.**
3
3
EBGN325 Operations Research Methods
3
3
EBGN Technology Elective I
3
3
EBGN390 Econometrics
3
3
Technology Elective I
3
3
EBGN411 Intermediate Microeconomics
3
3
LAIS/EBGN H&SS GenEd Restricted Elective II 3
3
EBGN412 Intermediate Macroeconomics
3
3
Free Elective
3
3
MATH332 Linear Algebra
3
3
Total
18
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Summer Field Session
lec. lab. sem.hrs.
*Must be in same language.
EBGN402 Field Session
3
3
**Students must take either EBGN409 or EBGN455.
Total
3
Senior Year Fall Semester
lec. lab. sem.hrs.
Electives for the Economics Major Listed by
EBGN Technology Elective II
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/EBGN H&SS GenEd Restricted 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
EBGN320 Economics and Technology
** Students must take either EBGN409 or EBGN455.
EBGN330 Energy Economics
Global Business Option
EBGN342 Economic Development
Sophomore Year Fall Semester
lec. lab. sem.hrs.
EBGN345 Principles of Corporate Finance
Same courses as in default option above.
EBGN401 History of Economic Thought
Total
18
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†
EBGN495 Economic Forecasting
Junior Year Fall Semester
lec. lab. sem.hrs.
EBGN5XX††
EBGN325 Operations Research
3
3
EBGN390 Econometrics
3
3
†Only counts if not taken as part of the EBGN core.
EBGN411 Intermediate Microeconomics
3
3
††Seniors with at least a 2.50 cumulative GPA may take a 500-level
EBGN412 Intermediate Macroeconomics
3
3
course with the consent of their department and the Dean of
MATH332 Linear Algebra
3
3
Graduate Studies.
LAIS/EBGN H&SS GenEd Restricted Elective I
3
3
Total
18
Economics and Business specialization students take 9
hours from the following list of LAIS restricted electives.
Junior Year Spring Semester
lec. lab. sem.hrs.
Courses used to satisfy the H&SS General Education Re-
EBGN321 Engineering Economics
3
3
EBGN409 Math Econ or
stricted Elective requirements cannot be double counted as
EBGN 455 Lin. Prog.**
3
3
LAIS restricted electives.
EBGN Global Business Elective II
3
3
LICM301 Professional Oral Communication
LIFL Foreign Language I*
3
3
LICM306 Selected Topics in Written Communication
LAIS/EBGN H&SS GenEd Restricted Elective II 3
3
LAIS285 Introduction to Law and Legal Systems
Free Elective
3
3
LAIS335 International Political Economy of Latin America
Total
18
LAIS337 International Political Economy of Asia
Summer Field Session
lec. lab. sem.hrs.
LAIS339 International Political Economy of the Middle East
EBGN402 Field Session
6
3
LAIS341 International Political Economy of Africa
Total
3
LAIS345 International Political Economy
LAIS435 Latin American Development
Senior Year Fall Semester
lec. lab. sem.hrs.
LAIS436 Hemispheric Integration in the Americas
EBGN Global Business Elective II
3
3
LAIS437 Asian Development
EBGN Global Business Elective III
3
3
LAIS441 African Development
LAIS Global Business Elective I
3
3
LAIS442 Natural Resources and War in Africa
LIFL Foreign Language II*
3
3
LAIS446 Globalization
LAIS/EBGN H&SS GenEd Restricted Elective III 3
3
LAIS447 Global Corporations
Total
15
LAIS448 Global Environmental Issues
Senior Year Spring Semester
lec. lab. sem.hrs.
LAIS450 Political Risk Assessment
EBGN Global Business Elective IV
3
3
LAIS452 Corruption and Development
LAIS Global Business Elective II
3
3
LAIS470 Technology and Gender Issues
Free Electives
9
9
LAIS485 Constitutional Law and Politics
Total
15
LAIS486 Science and Technology Policy
Degree Total
135.5
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LAIS487 Environmental Politics and Policy
LICM301 Professional Oral Communication
LAIS488 Water Politics and Policy
LICM306 Selected Topics in Written Communication
Technology Specialization
LAIS285 Introduction to Law and Legal Systems
LAIS335 International Political Economy of Latin America
Technology specialization students take 12 hours from the
LAIS337 International Political Economy of Asia
following list of EBGN courses, of which 3 hours must be
LAIS339 International Political Economy of the Middle East
Economics and Technology, and at least 3 hours must be a
LAIS341 International Political Economy of Africa
400-level course that has EBGN411 and/or EBGN412 as pre-
LAIS345 International Political Economy
requisites.
LAIS435 Latin American Development
LAIS436 Hemispheric Integration in the Americas
EBGN314 Principles of Management
LAIS437 Asian Development
EBGN315 Business Strategy
LAIS441 African Development
EBGN320 Economics and Technology
LAIS442 Natural Resources and War in Africa
EBGN409 Mathematical Economics†
LAIS447 Global Corporations
EBGN455 Linear Programming†
LAIS448 Global Environmental Issues
EBGN495 Economic Forecasting
LAIS450 Political Risk Assessment
EBGN5XX††
LAIS452 Corruption and Development
†Only counts if not taken as part of the EBGN core.
Minor Program
††Seniors with at least a 2.50 cumulative GPA may take a 500-level
The minor in Economics requires that students complete 6
course with the consent of their department and the Dean of Gradu-
economics courses, for a total of 18 credit hours. Minors are
ate Studies.
required to take Principles of Microeconomics (EBGN311)
Technology specialization students take 9 hours from the
and Principles of Macroeconomics (EBGN312). Students
following list of LAIS courses. Courses used to satisfy the
who complete the EBGN311/312 sequence are not required
H&SS elective requirements cannot be double counted as
to take EBGN201 to satisfy their CSM core curriculum re-
LAIS restricted electives.
quirement. If a student has already taken EBGN201 in addi-
LICM301 Professional Oral Communication
tion to EBGN311 and EBGN312, he/she should choose 3
LICM306 Selected Topics in Written Communication
additional courses from the lists below. If a student has not
LAIS371 History of Technology
taken EBGN201, he/she should choose 4 additional courses
LAIS470 Technology and Gender Issues
from the lists below. Students can choose courses from either
LAIS476 Technology and International Development
the economics focus or the business focus list (or both). Re-
LAIS486 Science and Technology Policy
gardless of their course selection, the minor remains “Eco-
Global Business Specialization
nomics and Business.” Economics courses taken as part of
Global Business specialization students take 12 hours from
the Humanities and Social Sciences electives can be counted
the following list of EBGN courses, of which at least 3 hours
toward the minor.
must be a 400-level course that has EBGN411 and/or
EBGN412 as prerequisites.
Area of Special Interest
EBGN305 Financial Accounting
The area of special interest in Economics and Business re-
EBGN306 Managerial Accounting
quires that students complete either Principles of Economics
EBGN314 Principles of Management
(EBGN201) and 3 other courses in economics and business
EBGN315 Business Strategy
chosen from the lists below, for a total of 12 credit hours, or
EBGN342 Economic Development
Principles of Microeconomics (EBGN311), Principles of
EBGN345 Principles of Corporate Finance
Macroeconomics (EBGN312) and 2 other courses chosen
EBGN409 Mathematical Economics†
from the lists below, for a total of 12 credit hours. Students
EBGN455 Linear Programming†
who complete the EBGN311/312 sequence are not required
EBGN441 International Trade
to take EBGN201 to satisfy their core curriculum require-
EBGN445 International Business Finance
ment. Economics courses taken as part of the Humanities and
EBGN495 Economic Forecasting
EBGN5XX††
Social Sciences electives can be counted toward the area of
special interest.
†Only counts if not taken as part of the EBGN core.
Economics Focus
lec. lab. sem.hrs.
††Seniors with at least a 2.50 cumulative GPA may take a 500-level
EBGN310 Environmental and Resource Econ.
3
3
course with the consent of their department and the Dean of
EBGN315 Business Strategy
3
3
Graduate Studies.
EBGN320 Economics and Technology
3
3
Global Business specialization students take 6 hours from
EBGN330 Energy Economics
3
3
the following list of LAIS courses. Courses used to satisfy
EBGN342 Economic Development
3
3
the H&SS elective requirements cannot be double counted as
EBGN390 Econometrics
3
3
LAIS restricted electives.
EBGN401 History of Economic Thought
3
3
EBGN409 Mathematical Economics
3
3
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EBGN411 Intermediate Microeconomics
3
3
Junior Year
EBGN412 Intermediate Macroeconomics
3
3
EBGN304. PERSONAL FINANCE (S) The management of
EBGN441 International Economics
3
3
household and personal finances. Overview of financial con-
EBGN495 Economic Forecasting
3
3
cepts with special emphasis on their application to issues
Business Focus
lec. lab. sem.hrs.
faced by individuals and households: budget management,
EBGN304 Personal Finance
3
3
taxes, savings, housing and other major acquisitions, borrow-
EBGN305 Financial Accounting
3
3
ing, insurance, investments, meeting retirement goals, and
EBGN306 Managerial Accounting
3
3
estate planning. Survey of principles and techniques for the
EBGN314 Principles of Management
3
3
management of a household’s assets and liabilities. Study of
EBGN321 Engineering Economics
3
3
EBGN325 Operations Research
3
3
financial institutions and their relationship to households,
EBGN345 Corporate Finance
3
3
along with a discussion of financial instruments commonly
EBGN445 International Business Finance
3
3
held by individuals and families. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester
EBGN455 Linear Programming
3
3
hours.
Description of Courses
EBGN305. FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING (I, II) Survey and
evaluation of balance sheets and income and expense state-
Freshman Year
ments, origin and purpose. Evaluation of depreciation, deple-
EBGN198. SPECIAL TOPICS IN ECONOMICS AND
tion, and reserve methods for tax and internal management
BUSINESS (I, II) Pilot course or special topics course.
purposes. Cash flow analysis in relation to planning and
Topics chosen from special interests of instructor(s) and
decision making. Inventory methods and cost controls related
student(s). Usually the course is offered only once. Prerequi-
to dynamics of production and processing. 3 hours lecture;
site: Instructor consent. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
3 semester hours.
Repeatable for credit under different titles.
EBGN306. MANAGERIAL ACCOUNTING (II) Intro-
EBGN199. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Individual re-
duction to cost concepts and principles of management ac-
search or special problem projects supervised by a faculty
counting including cost accounting. The course focuses on
member. A student and instructor agree on a subject matter,
activities that create value for customers and owners of a
content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: “Independent Study”
company and demonstrates how to generate cost-accounting
form must be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Vari-
information to be used in management decision making. Pre-
able credit; 1 to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for credit.
requisite: EBGN305. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
Sophomore Year
EBGN310. ENVIRONMENTAL AND RESOURCE ECO-
EBGN201. PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS (I, II) The
NOMICS (I) (WI) Application of microeconomic theory
basic social and economic institutions of market capitalism.
to topics in environmental and resource economics. Topics
Contemporary economic issues. Business organization. Price
include analysis of pollution control, benefit/cost analysis in
theory and market structure. Economic analysis of public
decision-making and the associated problems of measuring
policies. Discussion of inflation, unemployment, monetary
benefits and costs, non-renewable resource extraction,
policy and fiscal policy. Students may elect to satisfy the
measures of resource scarcity, renewable resource manage-
economics core requirement by taking both EBGN311 and
ment, environmental justice, sustainability, and the analysis
EBGN312 instead of this course. Students considering a
of environmental regulations and resource policies. Prerequi-
major in economics are advised to take the EBGN311/312
site: EBGN201 or EBGN311. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester
sequence instead of EBGN201. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester
hours.
hours.
EBGN311. MICROECONOMICS (I, II, S) How markets for
EBGN298. SPECIAL TOPICS IN ECONOMICS AND
goods and services work. Economic behavior of consumers,
BUSINESS (I, II) Pilot course or special topics course.
businesses, and government. Market structure and pricing.
Topics chosen from special interests of instructor(s) and
Efficiency and equity. Public policies. Students may satisfy
student(s). Usually the course is offered only once. Prerequi-
the economics core requirement by taking the EBGN311/312
site: Instructor consent. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
sequence instead of EBGN201. Students considering a major
Repeatable for credit under different titles.
in economics are advised to skip EBGN201 and begin with
EBGN299. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Individual re-
the EBGN311/312 sequence. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester
search or special problem projects supervised by a faculty
hours.
member. A student and instructor agree on a subject matter,
EBGN312. MACROECONOMICS (I, II, S) Analysis of
content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: “Independent Study”
gross domestic output and cyclical variability, plus the gen-
form must be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Vari-
eral level of prices and employment. The relationship be-
able credit; 1 to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for credit.
tween output and financial markets that affects the level of
economic activity. Evaluation of government institutions and
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policy options for stabilization and growth. International
energy topics. Prerequisite: EBGN201 or EBGN311. 3 hours
trade and balance of payments. Students may satisfy the
lecture; 3 semester hours.
economics core requirement by taking the EBGN311/312
EBGN342. ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT (II) (WI)
sequence instead of EBGN201. Students considering a major
Theories of development and underdevelopment. Sectoral
in economics are advised to skip EBGN201 and begin with the
development policies and industrialization. The special prob-
EBGN311/312 sequence. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
lems and opportunities created by an extensive mineral endow-
EBGN314. PRINCIPLES OF MANAGEMENT (II)
ment, including the Dutch disease and the resource-curse
Introduction of underlying principles, fundamentals, and
argument. The effect of value-added processing and export
knowledge required of the manager in a complex, modern
diversification on development. Prerequisite: EBGN311.
organization. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
3 lecture hours; 3 semester hours. Offered alternate years.
EBGN315. BUSINESS STRATEGY (II) An introduction to
EBGN345. PRINCIPLES OF CORPORATE FINANCE (II)
game theory and industrial organization (IO) principles at a
Introduction to corporate finance, financial management, and
practical and applied level. Topics include economies of scale
financial markets. Time value of money and discounted cash
and scope, the economics of the make-versus-buy decision,
flow valuation, risk and returns, interest rates, bond and stock
market structure and entry, dynamic pricing rivalry, strategic
valuation, capital budgeting and financing decisions. Intro-
positioning, and the economics of organizational design. Pre-
duction to financial engineering and financial risk manage-
requisite: EBGN311. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
ment, derivatives, and hedging with derivatives. Prerequisite:
EBGN320. ECONOMICS AND TECHNOLOGY (II) The
EBGN305. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
theoretical, empirical and policy aspects of the economics
EBGN390. ECONOMETRICS (I) (WI) Introduction to
of technology and technological change. Topics include the
econometrics, including ordinary least-squares and single-
economics of research and development, inventions and
equation models; two-stage least-squares and multiple-equa-
patenting, the Internet, e-commerce, and incentives for effi-
tion models; specification error, serial correlation,
cient implementation of technology. Prerequisite: EBGN311.
heteroskedasticity, and other problems; distributive-lag mod-
EBGN312 is recommended but not required. 3 hours lecture;
els and other extensions, hypothesis testing and forecasting
3 semester hours.
applications. Prerequisites: EBGN311 and MATH323. 3
EBGN321/CHEN421. ENGINEERING ECONOMICS (II)
hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
Time value of money concepts of present worth, future
EBGN398. SPECIAL TOPICS IN ECONOMICS AND
worth, annual worth, rate of return and break-even analysis
BUSINESS (I, II) Pilot course or special topics course.
applied to after-tax economic analysis of mineral, petroleum
Topics chosen from special interests of instructor(s) and
and general investments. Related topics on proper handling
student(s). Usually the course is offered only once. Prerequi-
of (1) inflation and escalation, (2) leverage (borrowed money),
site: Instructor consent. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
(3) risk adjustment of analysis using expected value con-
Repeatable for credit under different titles.
cepts, (4) mutually exclusive alternative analysis and service
EBGN399. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Individual
producing alternatives. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
research or special problem projects supervised by a faculty
EBGN325. OPERATIONS RESEARCH (I) This survey
member. A student and instructor agree on a subject matter,
course introduces fundamental operations research techniques
content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: “Independent Study”
in the optimization areas of linear programming, network
form must be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Vari-
models (i.e., maximum flow, shortest part, and minimum cost
able credit; 1 to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for credit.
flow), integer programming, and nonlinear programming.
Senior Year
Stochastic (probabilistic) topics include queuing theory and
EBGN401. HISTORY OF ECONOMIC THOUGHT (II)
simulation. Inventory models are discussed as time permits.
Study of the evolution of economic thinking since the 18th
The emphasis in this applications course is on problem
century. Topics include Adam Smith and the Classical
formulation and obtaining solutions using Excel Software.
School, Karl Marx and Socialism, Alfred Marshall and the
Prerequisite: Junior Standing, MATH112. 3 hours lecture;
Neoclassical School, John Maynard Keynes and the Keyne-
3 semester hours.
sian School, and Milton Friedman and the New Classicism.
EBGN330. ENERGY ECONOMICS (I) Study of economic
Prerequisites: EBGN311 and EBGN312. 3 hours lecture;
theories of optimal resource extraction, market power, mar-
3 semester hours.
ket failure, regulation, deregulation, technological change
EBGN402. FIELD SESSION (S) (WI) An applied course
and resource scarcity. Economic tools used to analyze OPEC,
for students majoring in economics. The field session may
energy mergers, natural gas price controls and deregulation,
consist of either participation in a computer simulation or an
electric utility restructuring, energy taxes, environmental im-
independent research project under the supervision of a fac-
pacts of energy use, government R&D programs, and other
ulty member. In the computer simulation, students work as
part of the senior executive team of a company and are re-
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sponsible for developing and executing a strategy for their
EBGN455. LINEAR PROGRAMMING (I) This course
company with on-going decisions on everything from new
addresses the formulation of linear programming models,
product development, to marketing, to finance and account-
examines linear programs in two dimensions, covers standard
ing. Prerequisites: EBGN411 EBGN412; EPIC251, or per-
form and other basics essential to understanding the Simplex
mission of the instructor. 3 semester hours.
method, the Simplex method itself, duality theory, comple-
EBGN409. MATHEMATICAL ECONOMICS (II) Applica-
mentary slackness conditions, and sensitivity analysis. As
tion of mathematical tools to economic problems. Coverage
time permits, multi-objective programming, an introduction
of mathematics needed to read published economic literature
to linear integer programming, and the interior point method
and to do graduate study in economics. Topics from differen-
are introduced. Applications of linear programming models
tial and integral calculus, matrix algebra, differential equa-
discussed in this course include, but are not limited to, the
tions, and dynamic programming. Applications are taken
areas of manufacturing, finance, energy, mining, transporta-
from mineral, energy, and environmental issues, requiring
tion and logistics, and the military. Prerequisites: MATH332
both analytical and computer solutions using programs such
or MATH348 or EBGN409 or permission of instructor.
as GAMS and MATHEMATICA. Prerequisites: MATH213,
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
EBGN411, EBGN412, MATH332 or MATH348; or permis-
EBGN495. ECONOMIC FORECASTING (II) An introduc-
sion of the instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
tion to the methods employed in business and econometric
EBGN411. INTERMEDIATE MICROECONOMICS (I, II)
forecasting. Topics include time series modeling, Box-
(WI) A second course in microeconomics. Compared to the
Jenkins models, vector autoregression, cointegration, expo-
earlier course, this course is more rigorous mathematically
nential smoothing and seasonal adjustments. Covers data
and quantitatively. It also places more emphasis on advanced
collection methods, graphing, model building, model inter-
topics such as game theory, risk and uncertainty, property
pretation, and presentation of results. Topics include demand
rights, and external costs and benefits. Prerequisites:
and sales forecasting, the use of anticipations data, leading
EBGN311 and MATH213. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
indicators and scenario analysis, business cycle forecasting,
GNP, stock market prices and commodity market prices. In-
EBGN412. INTERMEDIATE MACROECONOMICS (I, II)
cludes discussion of links between economic forecasting and
(WI) Intermediate macroeconomics provides a foundation
government policy. Prerequisites: EBGN390, EBGN411,
for analyzing the long-run and short-run effects of fiscal and
EBGN412. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
monetary policy on aggregate economic performance. Spe-
cial emphasis on interactions between the foreign sector and
EBGN498. SPECIAL TOPICS IN ECONOMICS AND
the domestic economy. Analytical models are developed
BUSINESS (I, II) Pilot course or special topics course.
from Classical, Keynesian, and New Classical schools of
Topics chosen from special interests of instructor(s) and
thought. Prerequisites: EBGN311, EBGN312, MATH213.
student(s). Usually the course is offered only once. Prerequi-
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
site: Instructor consent. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
Repeatable for credit under different titles.
EBGN441. INTERNATIONAL ECONOMICS (II) (WI)
Theories and determinants of international trade, including
EBGN499. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Individual
static and dynamic comparative advantage and the gains
research or special problem projects supervised by a faculty
from trade. The history of arguments for and against free
member. A student and instructor agree on a subject matter,
trade. The political economy of trade policy in both devel-
content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: “Independent Study”
oping and developed countries. Prerequisite: EBGN411.
form must be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Vari-
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours. Offered alternate years.
able credit; 1 to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for credit.
EBGN445. INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS FINANCE (II)
An introduction to financial issues of critical importance to
multinational firms. Overview of international financial
markets, the international monetary system, and foreign-
exchange markets. International parity conditions, exchange-
rate forecasting, swaps and swap markets. International
investments, foreign-direct investment, corporate strategy,
and the international debt crisis. Prerequisites: EBGN305,
EBGN411, EBGN412. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
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Engineering
that are offered. Graduates are in a position to take advantage
of a broad variety of professional opportunities, and are well-
TERENCE E. PARKER, Professor and Division Director
prepared for an engineering career in a world of rapid tech-
WILLIAM A. HOFF, Associate Professor and Assistant Division
nological change.
Director
D. VAUGHAN GRIFFITHS, Professor
The program leading to the degree Bachelor of Science in
ROBERT J. KEE, George R. Brown Distinguished Professor
Engineering is accredited by the Accreditation Board for En-
ROBERT H. KING, Professor
gineering and Technology (ABET), 111 Market Place, Suite
KEVIN MOORE, Gerard August Dobelman Chair and Professor
1050, Baltimore, MD 21202-4012, telephone (410) 347-
NING LU, Professor
7700.
MARK T. LUSK, Professor (and Professor of Physics)
NIGEL T. MIDDLETON, Professor, Executive Vice President for
Program Educational Objectives (Bachelor of
Academic Affairs, and Dean of Faculty
Science in Engineering)
GRAHAM G. W. MUSTOE, Professor
The Engineering program contributes to the educational
PANKAJ K. (PK) SEN, Professor
objectives described in the CSM Graduate Profile and the
JOEL M. BACH, Associate Professor
ABET Accreditation Criteria. In addition, the Engineering
JOHN R. BERGER, Associate Professor
Program at CSM has established the following program edu-
PANOS D. KIOUSIS, Associate Professor
cational objectives:
MICHAEL MOONEY, Associate Professor
DAVID MUNOZ, Associate Professor
u Graduates will understand the design and analysis of
PAUL PAPAS, Associate Professor
engineering systems and the interdisciplinary nature of
MARCELO GODOY SIMOES, Associate Professor
engineering.
JOHN P. H. STEELE, Associate Professor
u Graduates will incorporate an appreciation for issues
CATHERINE K. SKOKAN, Associate Professor
involving earth, energy, materials and the environment
TYRONE VINCENT, Associate Professor
in their professional practice.
RAY RUICHONG ZHANG, Associate Professor
u Graduates will incorporate non-technical considera-
ROBERT J. BRAUN, Assistant Professor
CRISTIAN V. CIOBANU, Assistant Professor
tions (e.g., aesthetic, social, ethical, economic, etc.) in
KATHRYN JOHNSON, Clare Boothe Luce Assistant Professor
their professional practice.
CARSTEN R. MEHRING, Assistant Professor
u Graduates will contribute to the needs of society
ANTHONY J. PETRELLA, Assistant Professor
through engineering and professional practice, re-
SIDDHARTH SURYANARAYANAN, Assistant Professor
search, or service.
NEAL SULLIVAN, Assistant Professor
Curriculum
MONEESH UPMANYU, Assistant Professor
JUDITH WANG, Assistant Professor
During the first two years at CSM, students complete a set
MANOJA WEISS, Assistant Professor
of core courses that include mathematics, basic sciences, and
RICHARD PASSAMANECK, Senior Lecturer
engineering sciences. Course work in mathematics is an es-
SANAA ABDEL-AZIM, Lecturer
sential part of the curriculum which gives engineering stu-
RAVEL F. AMMERMAN, Lecturer
dents essential tools for modeling, analyzing, and predicting
CARA COAD, Lecturer
physical phenomena. The basic sciences are represented by
JOSEPH P. CROCKER, Lecturer
physics and chemistry which provide an appropriate founda-
TOM GROVER, Lecturer
tion in the physical sciences. Engineering sciences build
CANDACE S. SULZBACH, Lecturer
upon the basic sciences and are focused on applications.
ROBERT D. SUTTON, Lecturer
HAROLD W. OLSEN, Research Professor
The first two years also includes Engineering design
CHRISTOPHER B. DREYER, Assistant Research Professor
course work within the Engineering Practice Introductory
JOAN P. GOSINK, Emerita Professor
Course Sequence (EPICS I and II). This experience teaches
MICHAEL B. McGRATH, Emeritus Professor
design methodology and stresses the creative and synthesis
KARL R. NELSON, Emeritus Associate Professor
aspects of the engineering profession. Finally, the first two
GABRIEL M. NEUNZERT, Emeritus Associate Professor
years include systems-oriented courses with humanities and
Note: Faculty for the environmental engineering specialty are listed
social sciences content; these courses explore the linkages
in the Environmental Science and Engineering section of this Bulletin.
within the environment, human society, and engineered de-
Program Description
vices.
The Division of Engineering offers a design-oriented,
In the final two years, students complete an advanced core
interdisciplinary, accredited non-traditional undergraduate
that includes electric circuits, engineering mechanics, ad-
program in engineering with specialization in civil, electrical,
vanced mathematics, thermodynamics, economics, engineer-
environmental or mechanical engineering. The program
ing design, and additional studies in liberal arts and
emphasizes fundamental engineering principles and requires
international topics. Students must choose a specialty in civil,
in-depth understanding within one of the four specialty areas
electrical, environmental or mechanical engineering. Free
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electives (9 credits), at the student’s discretion, can be used
The Mechanical Engineering Specialty complements the
to obtain an “area of special interest” of at least 12 semester
core curriculum with courses that provide depth in material
hours or a minor of at least 18 semester hours in another de-
mechanics and the thermal sciences with emphases in com-
partment or division.
putational methods and engineering design. Topics such as
All students must complete a capstone design course,
computational engineering, machine design, fluid mechanics,
stressing the interdisciplinary nature of engineering systems.
and heat transfer are an important part of the mechanical en-
The projects are generated by customer demand, and include
gineering program, which also includes control and vibration
experiential verification to ensure a realistic design experi-
theory. The Mechanical Engineering program has close ties
ence. Throughout their academic careers, students will bene-
to the metallurgical and materials engineering, physics,
fit from interaction with well-qualified faculty who maintain
chemical engineering and biological life sciences communi-
research and professional leadership.
ties on campus, and undergraduates are encouraged to get
involved in one of the large number of research programs
Prospective students should note that this is an integrated,
conducted by the Mechanical Engineering faculty. Many
broad-based and interdisciplinary engineering program.
students go on to graduate school.
Analysis and design of engineering systems is emphasized
with interdisciplinary application for industrial projects,
Students in each of the four specialties will spend consid-
structures and processes. For example, our unique Multi-
erable time in laboratories. The division is well equipped
disciplinary Engineering Laboratory sequence promotes life-
with basic laboratory equipment, as well as PC-based instru-
long learning skills using state-of-the-art instrumentation
mentation systems, and the program makes extensive use of
funded through grants from the Department of Education
computer-based analysis techniques.
Fund for the Improvement of Post-Secondary Education, the
The Division of Engineering is housed in George R.
National Science Foundation, the Parsons Foundation,
Brown Hall. Emphasis on hands-on education is reflected in
Chevron, Kennecott Mining, and Fluor Daniel.
the division’s teaching and research laboratories.
The Civil Engineering Specialty builds on the multi-
All students are encouraged to take the Fundamental of
disciplinary engineering principles of the core curriculum to
Engineering examination before graduation.
focus in Geotechnical and Structural Engineering. Civil Spe-
Degree Requirements in Engineering
cialty students are also asked to choose three civil elective
Civil Specialty
courses from a list that includes offerings from other civil-
Sophomore (Fall)
lec. lab. sem.hrs.
oriented departments at CSM such as Geological Engineer-
DCGN241 Statics
3
3
ing and Mining Engineering. These electives give students
EBGN201 Principles of Economics
3
3
the opportunity for further specialization in, for example,
MATH213 Calc. for Scientists & Engineers III 4
4
Environmental Engineering or Applied Mechanics. Civil
PHGN200 Physics II
3
3
4.5
Specialty students interested in a more research-oriented
CSCI260 Fortran 95 (or CSCI 261)
2
2
component to their undergraduate curriculum are encouraged
PAGN2XX Physical Education
2
0.5
to take on an Independent Study project with one of the Civil
Total
17
Engineering Faculty. These projects can offer a useful insight
Sophomore (Spring)
lec. lab. sem.hrs.
into graduate school.
MATH225 Differential Equations
3
3
SYGN200 Human Systems
3
3
The Electrical Engineering Specialty builds on the engi-
EGGN250 MEL I
4.5
1.5
neering principles of the core curriculum to provide exposure
EGGN320 Mechanics of Materials
3
3
to the fundamentals of electrical engineering. The program
EGGN351 Fluid Mechanics
3
3
includes core electrical engineering coursework in circuit
EPIC251 Design II
3
1
3
analysis, signal processing, electronics, electromagnetic
PAGN2XX Physical Education
2
0.5
fields and waves, digital systems, machines and power sys-
Total
17
tems, and control systems. Students also take specialized
Sophomore/Junior Field Session
lec. lab. sem.hrs.
electives in the areas of microprocessor-based systems de-
EGGN234 Field Session
3
sign, communications, control systems, and power systems.
Junior (Fall)
lec. lab. sem.hrs.
The Environmental Engineering Specialty introduces
EGGN342 Structural Theory
3
3
students to the fundamentals of environmental engineering
EGGN361 Soil Mechanics
3
3
including the scientific and regulatory basis of public health
EGGN363 Soil Mechanics Laboratory
3
1
and environmental protection. Topics covered include envi-
EGGN315 Dynamics
3
3
EGGN413 Computer Aided Engineering
3
3
ronmental science and regulatory processes, water and waste-
LAIS/EBGN H&SS GenEd Restricted Elective I
3
3
water engineering, solid and hazardous waste management,
Total
16
and contaminated site remediation.
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Junior (Spring)
lec. lab. sem.hrs.
EGGN386 Fundamentals of Engineering
MATH348 Engineering Mathematics
3
3
Electromagnetics
3
3
EGGN464 Foundation Engineering
3
3
EGGN389 Fund. of Electric Machinery
3
3
4
DCGN210 Introduction to Thermodynamics
3
3
Total
17
EGGN444/445 Design of Steel or
Junior-Senior Year Summer Field Session
lec. lab. sem.hrs.
Concrete Structures
3
3
EGGN334 Field session - Electrical
3
3
Civil Elective
3
3
Total
3
Free Elective
3
3
Total
18
Senior Year Fall Semester
lec. lab. sem.hrs.
LAIS/EBGN H&SS GenEd Restricted Elective II
3
3
Senior (Fall)
lec. lab. sem.hrs.
EGGN450 Multi-disc. Eng. Lab. III
3
1
MATH323 Probability and Statistics
3
3
EGGN491 Senior Design I
2
3
3
LAIS/EBGN H&SS GenEd Restricted Elective II
3
3
EGGN307 Feedback Control Systems
3
3
EGGN350 MEL II
4.5
1.5
Electrical Elective
6
6
EGGN491 Senior Design I
2
3
3
Total
16
DCGN381 Electrical Circuits , Electronics
and Power
3
3
Senior Year Spring Semester
lec. lab. sem.hrs.
Civil Elective
3
3
LAIS/EBGN H&SS GenEd Restricted Elective III 3
3
Total
16.5
EGGN492 Senior Design II
1
6
3
EGGN Electrical Specialty Elective
3
3
Senior (Spring)
lec. lab. sem.hrs.
Free electives
9
9
LAIS/EBGN H&SS GenEd Restricted Elective III 3
3
Total
18
EGGN492 Senior Design II
1
6
3
Civil Elective
3
3
Degree Total
141
Free Elective
3
3
Environmental Specialty
Free Elective
3
3
Sophomore Year Fall Semester
lec. lab. sem.hrs.
Free Elective
3
3
DCGN241 Statics
3
3
Total
18
SYGN200 Human Systems
3
3
Degree Total
138.50
MATH213 Calc. for Scists & Engn’rs III
4
4
PHGN200 Physics II
3
3
4.5
Electrical Specialty
CSCI260** Programming
2/3
2
Sophomore Year Fall Semester
lec. lab. sem.hrs.
PAGN2XX Physical Education
2
0.5
DCGN241 Statics
3
3
Total
17
SYGN200 Human Systems
3
3
Sophomore Year Spring Semester
lec. lab. sem.hrs.
MATH213 Calc. for Scists & Engn’rs III
4
4
MATH225 Differential Equations
3
3
PHGN200 Physics II
3
3
4.5
PAGN2XX Physical Education
2
0.5
CSCI261 Computer Programming Concepts (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
MATH225 Differential Equations
3
3
EBGN201 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
LAIS/EBGN H&SS GenEd Restricted Elective I
3
3
DCGN381 Elect. Circuits, Elect. & Pwr.
3
3
MATH348 Engineering Mathematics
3
3
EGGN250 Multi-disc. Eng. Lab. I
4.5
1.5
EGGN315 Dynamics
3
3
EPIC251 Design II
3
1
3
EGGN351 Fluid Mechanics
3
3
Total
17
EGGN353 Environmental Sci. & Eng. I
3
3
Junior Year Fall Semester
lec. lab. sem.hrs.
Free Elective
3
3
MATH323 Probability & Statistics
3
3
Total
18
MATH348 Engineering Mathematics
3
3
EGGN371 Engineering Thermodynamics
3
3
Junior Year Spring Semester
lec. lab. sem.hrs.
EGGN382 Engineering Circuit Analysis
3
3
MATH323 Probability & Statistics
3
3
EGGN388 Information Systems Science
3
3
EGGN350 Multi-disc. Eng. Lab. II
4.5
1.5
EGGN384 Digital Logic
3
3
4
EGGN354 Environmental Sci. & Eng. II
3
3
Total
19
EGGN371 Engineering Thermodynamics
3
3
EGGN Environmental Specialty Elective
3
3
Junior Year Spring Semester
lec. lab. sem.hrs.
Free elective
3
3
LAIS/EBGN H&SS GenEd Restricted Elective I
3
3
Total
16.5
EGGN351 Fluid Mechanics
3
3
EGGN385 Electronic Devices & Circuits
3
3
4
Junior-Senior Year Summer Field Session
lec. lab. sem.hrs.
EGGN335 Field Session Environmental
3
Total
3
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Senior Year Fall Semester
lec. lab. sem.hrs.
Senior Year Spring Semester
lec. lab. sem.hrs.
LAIS/EBGN H&SS GenEd Restricted Elective II
3
3
LAIS/EBGN H&SS GenEd Restricted Elective III 3
3
EGGN491 Senior Design I
2
3
3
EGGN492 Senior Design II
1
6
3
EGGN Environmental Specialty Elective
6
6
Mechanical Electives
6
6
EGGN413 Computer Aided Engineering
3
3
Free elective
6
6
Total
15
Total
18
Senior Year Spring Semester
lec. lab. sem.hrs.
Degree Total
140.5
LAIS/EBGN H&SS GenEd Restricted Elective III 3
3
**Environmental and Mechanical Engineering students may take the
EGGN492 Senior Design II
1
6
3
2-credit CSCI260 Fortran Programming or the 3-credit CSCI261
EGGN Environmental Specialty Elective
6
6
Programming Concepts in C or Java.
Free elective
6
6
Total
18
Engineering Specialty Electives
Civil Specialty
Degree Total
137.5
Civil Specialty students are required to take three civil
Mechanical Specialty
elective courses from the following list. The electives have
Sophomore Year Fall Semester
lec. lab. sem.hrs.
been grouped by themes for convenience only. When choos-
DCGN241 Statics
3
3
ing their three courses, students can elect for breadth across
SYGN200 Human Systems
3
3
themes or depth within a theme.
MATH213 Calc. for Scists & Engn’rs III
4
4
PHGN200 Physics II
3
3
4.5
Students must take at least two courses marked (A).
CSCI261** Programming
2/3
3
Environmental
PAGN2XX Physical Education
2
0.5
EGGN353 (A)Fundamentals of Environmental Science and
Total
18
Engineering I
Sophomore Year Spring Semester
lec. lab. sem.hrs.
EGGN354 (A)Fundamentals of Environmental Science and
MATH225 Differential Equations
3
3
Engineering II
PAGN2XX Physical Education
2
0.5
EGGN451 (A)Hydraulic Problems
SYGN202 Engineered Material Systems
3
3
EGGN453 (A)Wastewater Engineering
EGGN320 Mechanics of Materials
3
3
EGGN454 (A)Water Supply Engineering
DCGN381 Elect. Circuits, Elect. & Pwr.
3
3
EGGN455 (A)Solid and Hazardous Waste Engineering
EGGN250 Multi-disc. Eng. Lab. I
4.5
1.5
EGGN456 (A)Scientific Basis of Environmental Regulations
EPIC251 Design II
3
1
3
EGGN457 (A)Site Remediation Engineering
Total
17
General
Summer Field Session
lec. lab. sem.hrs.
EGGN333 (A)Surveying II
EGGN235 Field Session - Mechanical
3
EGGN307 (A)Feedback control systems
Total
3
EGGN460 (A)Numerical Methods for Engineers
Junior Year Fall Semester
lec. lab. sem.hrs.
EBGN421 (A)Engineering Economics
MATH323 Probability & Statistics
3
3
EBGN553 (B)Project Management
MATH348 Engineering Mathematics
3
3
EGGN399/499 (B)Independent Study (Civil)
LAIS/EBGN H&SS GenEd Restricted Elective I
3
3
Geotechnical
EGGN315 Dynamics
3
3
EGGN465 (A)Unsaturated Soil Mechanics
EGGN371 Engineering Thermodynamics
3
3
EGGN448 (A)Advanced Soil Mechanics
EGGN388 Information Systems Science
3
3
EGGN534 (A)Soil Behavior
Total
18
EGGN598 (A)Soil dynamics and foundation vibrations
Junior Year Spring Semester
lec. lab. sem.hrs.
MNGN321 (A)Introduction to Rock Mechanics
EBGN201 Principles of Economics
3
3
MNGN404 (B)Tunneling
EGGN351 Fluid Mechanics
3
3
MNGN405 (B)Rock Mechanics in Mining
EGGN350 Multi-disc. Eng. Lab. II
4.5
1.5
MNGN406 (B)Design and Support of Underground Excavations
EGGN307 Feedback Control Systems
3
3
GEGN466 (B)Groundwater Engineering
EGGN413 Computer-Aided Engineering
3
3
GEGN468 (B)Engineering Geology and Geotechnics
EGGN Mechanical Specialty Elective
3
3
GEGN473 (B)Site investigation
Total
16.5
Mechanics
Senior Year Fall Semester
lec. lab. sem.hrs.
EGGN422 (A)Advanced Mechanics of Materials
EGGN450 Multi-disc. Eng. Lab. III
3
1
EGGN442 (A)Finite Element Methods For Engineers
EGGN491 Senior Design I
2
3
3
EGGN473 (A)Fluid Mechanics II
LAIS/EBGN H&SS GenEd Restricted Elective II
3
3
EGGN478 (A)Engineering Dynamics
EGGN471 Heat Transfer
3
3
Structural
EGGN411 Machine Design
3
3
4
EGGN441 (A)Advanced Structural Analysis
Free elective
3
3
EGGN444/445 (A)Steel Design or Concrete Design
Total
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Graduate courses in EG and elsewhere may occasionally be ap-
Mechanical Specialty
proved as civil electives on an ad hoc basis. In order for a course that
The list of approved Mechanical Engineering electives
is not listed here to be considered, the student should submit a writ-
appears below. Students are required to take three of these
ten request in advance to their faculty advisor enclosing a copy of
courses and at least one must be from List A. In addition to
the course syllabus.
these courses, any graduate course taught by a member of the
Electrical Specialty
Mechanical Engineering faculty will also be counted as a
Electrical specialty students are required to take three
Mechanical Elective. Students are welcome to petition to
courses from the following list of electrical technical
have a course approved, and the petition form is provided on
electives:*
the Mechanical Engineering web site. Courses are occasion-
EGGN325 Introduction to Biomedical Engineering
ally added to this list with the most updated version main-
EGGN400 Introduction to Robotics
tained on the Mechanical Engineering web site.
EGGN417 Modern Control Design
List A
EGGN430 Biomedical Instrumentation
EGGN422 Advanced Mechanics of Materials
EGGN460 Numerical Methods for Engineers
EGGN473 Fluid Mechanics II
EGGN482 Microcomputer Architecture and Interfacing
EGGN403 Thermodynamics II
EGGN483 Analog and Digital Communications Systems
EGGN478 Engineering Dynamics
EGGN484 Power Systems Analysis
EGGN485 Introduction to High Power Electronics
List B
EGGN487 Advanced Power Systems Laboratory
EGGN325 Biomedical Engineering
CSCI341
Machine Organization & Assembly Language
EGGN389 Fundamentals of Electric Machinery
Programming
EGGN400 Introduction to Robotics
MATH334 Introduction to Probability
EGGN425 Musculoskeletal Biomechanics
MATH335 Introduction to Mathematical Statistics
EGGN430 Biomedical Instrumentation
CSCI/MATH440 Parallel Computing for Scientists and Engineers
EGGN442 Finite Element Methods for Engineering
MATH455 Partial Differential Equations
EGGN444 Design of Steel Structures
PEGN 450 Energy Engineering
EGGN460 Numerical Methods for Engineers
PHGN300 Modern Physics
EBGN321 Engineering Economics
PHGN320 Modern Physics II
ESGN527 Watersheds System Analysis
PHGN412 Mathematical Physics
MTGN/EGGN390 Materials and Manufacturing Processes
PHGN435 Interdisciplinary Microelectronics Processing
MTGN445 Mechanical Properties of Materials
Laboratory
MTGN450 Statistical Control of Materials Processes
PHGN440 Solid State Physics Applications and Phenomena
MTGN464 Forging and Forming
PHGN441 Solid State Physics Applications
MTGN477/475 Welding Metallurgy
PHGN462 Electromagnetic Waves and Optical Physics
MLGN/MTGN570 Introduction to Biocompatibility of Materials
*Additional courses are approved special topics with a number
PEGN361 Completion Engineering (II)
EGGN398/498 and all graduate courses taught in the Electrical Engi-
PEGN311 Drilling Engineering Principles
neering specialty area. Students should consult their faculty advisor
PEGN515 Drilling Engineering Principles
for guidance.
PHGN350 Intermediate Mechanics
PEGN435 Microelectronics Processing Laboratory
Environmental Specialty
PHGN440 Solid State Physics
All students pursuing the Environmental Specialty are
required to take EGGN/ESGN353 and EGGN/ESGN354.
Division of Engineering Areas of Special Interest
These courses are prerequisites for many 400 level Environ-
and Minor Programs
mental Specialty courses. In addition students are required to
General Requirements
take five courses from the following list:
A Minor Program of study consists of a minimum of 18
credit hours of a logical sequence of courses. With the ex-
ESGN401 Fundamentals of Ecology
ESGN440 Environmental Pollution: Sources, Characteristics,
ception of the McBride Honors minor, only three of these
Transport and Fate
hours may be taken in the student’s degree-granting depart-
EGGN451 Hydraulic Problems
ment and no more than three of these hours may be at the
EGGN/ESGN453 Wastewater Engineering
100- or 200- level. A Minor Program may not be completed
EGGN/ESGN454 Water Supply Engineering
in the same department as the major.
EGGN/ESGN456 Scientific Basis of Environmental Regulations
An Area of Special Interest (ASI) consists of a minimum
EGGN/ESGN457 Site Remediation Engineering
ESGN462 Solid Waste Minimization and Recycling
of 12 credit hours of a logical sequence of courses. Only
ESGN463 Pollution Prevention Fundamentals and Practice
three of these hours may be taken at the 100- or 200-level
GEGN466 Groundwater Engineering
and no more than three of these hours may be specifically re-
quired for the degree program in which the student is gradu-
Students should consult their faculty advisor for guidance
ating. An ASI may be completed within the same major
on course substitutions.
department.
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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.
EBGN421 Engineering Economics
3 sem hrs.
department or division in which the student is enrolled.
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
Engineering Specialties Program
minor program lies at the intersection of society, culture, and
Civil
technology. Technologically-oriented humanitarian projects
A twelve (ASI) or eighteen hour (minor) sequence must be
are intended to provide fundamental needs (food, water,
selected from:
waste treatment, shelter, and power) when these are missing
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.
EGGN441 Advanced Structural Theory
3 sem hrs.
bines courses in LAIS with technical courses offered through
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 Surveying II
3 sem hrs.
EGGN353 Fundamentals of Environmental Science
Programs in the Engineering Division
and Engineering I
3 sem hrs.
The Engineering Division offers minor and ASI programs
EGGN354 Fundamentals of Environmental Science
to meet two sets of audiences. The first is a program in Gen-
and Engineering II
3 sem hrs.
eral Engineering which is suited to students who are not pur-
EGGN422 Advanced Mechanics of Materials
3 sem hrs.
suing an engineering degree. This program offers foundation
EGGN442 Finite Element Methods for Engineers
3 sem hrs.
coursework in engineering which is compatible with many of
EGGN453 Wastewater Engineering
3 sem hrs.
the topics in the Fundamentals of Engineering examination.
EGGN454 Water Supply Engineering
3 sem hrs.
The second is a program in Engineering Specialties which is
EGGN465 Unsaturated Soil Mechanics
3 sem hrs.
suited to students pursuing an engineering degree, and who
EGGN478 Engineering Dynamics
3 sem hrs.
have therefore completed much of the coursework repre-
EGGN498 Numerical Methods for Engineers
3 sem hrs.
EGGN498 Advanced Soil Mechanics
3 sem hrs.
sented in the General Engineering program. Students may
EGGN499 Dynamics of Structures and Soils
3 sem hrs.
opt to pursue minors or ASIs in civil, electrical, environmen-
MNGN321 Introduction to Rock Mechanics
3 sem hrs.
tal or mechanical engineering within the Engineering Spe-
GEGN467 Groundwater Engineering
4 sem hrs.
cialties program.
GEGN468 Engineering Geology and Geotechnics
4 sem hrs.
Students wishing to enroll in either program must satisfy
Electrical
all prerequisite requirements for each course in a chosen se-
A twelve (ASI) or eighteen hour (minor) sequence must
quence. Students in the sciences or mathematics will there-
be selected from a basic electrical program comprising:*
fore be better positioned to prerequisite requirements in the
DCGN381 Introduction to Electrical Circuits,
General Engineering program, while students in engineering
Electronics and Power
3 sem hrs.
disciplines will be better positioned to meet the prerequisite
EGGN382 Engineering Circuit Analysis
3 sem hrs.
requirements for courses in the Engineering Specialties.
Additional courses are to be selected from:
The courses listed below, constituting each program and
EGGN307 Introduction to Feedback Control Systems
3 sem hrs.
the specialty variations, are offered as guidelines for select-
EGGN334 Engineering Field Session, Electrical
ing a logical sequence. In cases where students have unique
Specialty
3 sem hrs.
backgrounds or interests, these sequences may be adapted ac-
EGGN384 Digital Logic
4 sem hrs.
cordingly through consultation with faculty in the Engineer-
EGGN385 Electronic Devices and Circuits
4 sem hrs.
ing Division.
EGGN386 Fundamentals of Engineering
Electromagnetics
3 sem hrs.
General Engineering Program
EGGN388 Information Systems Science
3 sem hrs.
A twelve (ASI) or eighteen hour (minor) sequence must
EGGN389 Fundamentals of Electric Machinery
4 sem hrs.
be selected from:
EGGN417 Modern Control Design
3 sem hrs.
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EGGN430 Biomedical Instrumentation
degree to a M.S. degree with a thesis option; however, if stu-
EGGN482 Microcomputer Architecture and Interfacing 4 sem hrs.
dents change degree programs they must satisfy all degree
EGGN483 Analog & Digital Communication Systems 4 sem hrs.
requirements for the M.S. with thesis degree.
EGGN484 Power Systems Analysis
3 sem hrs.
EGGN485 Introduction to High Power Electronics
3 sem hrs.
Interested students can obtain additional information from
the Division of Engineering.
*Additional courses are approved special topics with a number
EGGN398/498 and all graduate courses taught in the Electrical Engi-
Combined Engineering Physics or Chemistry
neering specialty area. Students should consult their faculty advisor
Baccalaureate and Engineering Systems Masters
for guidance
Degrees
Environmental Science and Engineering Minor and ASI
The Division of Engineering in collaboration with the
See the Catalog section that describes Environmental Sci-
Departments of Physics and Chemistry offers five-year
ence and Engineering
programs in which students have the opportunity to obtain
Mechanical
specific engineering skills to complement their physics or
A twelve (ASI) or eighteen hour (minor) sequence must be
chemistry background. Physics or chemistry students in this
selected from:
program fill in their technical and free electives over their
standard four year Engineering Physics or Chemistry B.S.
EGGN351 Fluid Mechanics
3 sem hrs.
program with a reduced set of engineering classes. These
EGGN403 Thermodynamics II
3 sem hrs.
classes come in one of two specialties within the division:
EGGN471 Heat Transfer
3 sem hrs.
EGGN473 Fluid Mechanics II
3 sem hrs.
Electrical engineering and Mechanical engineering. At the
EGGN411 Machine Design
3 sem hrs.
end of the fourth year, the student is awarded an Engineering
EGGN413 Computer-Aided Engineering
3 sem hrs.
Physics B.S. or Chemistry B.S., as appropriate. Students in
EGGN400 Introduction to Robotics
3 sem hrs.
this program are automatically entered into the Engineering
EGGN407 Feedback Control Systems
3 sem hrs.
Masters degree program. Course schedules for these five-
EGGN422 Advanced Mechanics of Materials
3 sem hrs.
year programs can be obtained in the Engineering, Physics
Combined Engineering Baccalaureate and
and Chemistry Departmental Offices.
Engineering Systems Masters Degrees
Students must apply to enter this program by the begin-
The Division of Engineering offers a five year combined
ning of their Senior year and must have a minimum GPA of
program in which students have the opportunity to obtain
3.0. To complete the undergraduate portion of the program,
specific engineering skills supplemented with advanced
students must successfully finish the classes indicated by the
coursework in Engineering Systems. Upon completion of the
“typical” class sequence for the appropriate track. At the be-
program, students receive two degrees, the Bachelor of Sci-
ginning of the Senior year, a pro forma graduate school ap-
ence in Engineering and the Master of Science in Engineer-
plication is submitted and as long as the undergraduate
ing Systems.
portion of the program is successfully completed, the student
Students must apply to enter this program by the begin-
is admitted to the Engineering graduate program.
ning of their Senior year and must have a minimum GPA of
Interested students can obtain additional information and
3.0. To complete the undergraduate portion of the program,
detailed curricula from the Division of Engineering or the
students must successfully finish the classes indicated in any
Physics Department.
of the four specialty programs (civil, electrical, environmen-
Description of Courses
tal or mechanical engineering). At the beginning of the Se-
nior year, a pro forma graduate school application is
Freshman Year
submitted and as long as the undergraduate portion of the
EGGN198. SPECIAL TOPICS IN ENGINEERING (I, II)
program is successfully completed, the student is admitted to
Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from
the Engineering graduate program.
special interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the
course is offered only once. Prerequisite: Instructor consent.
Students are required to take thirty credit hours for the
Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for credit
M.S. degree. Up to nine credit hours of 4XX level courses
under different titles.
may be used toward the M.S. degree. The remainder of the
courses will be at the graduate level (5XX and above). Stu-
EGGN199. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Individual re-
dents will need to choose a program specialty (Civil, Electri-
search or special problem projects supervised by a faculty
cal, Mechanical, and Systems). The Engineering Division
member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a sub-
Graduate Bulletin provides details for each of these programs
ject matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: “Indepen-
and includes specific instructions regarding required and
dent Study” form must be completed and submitted to the
elective courses for each. Students may switch from the com-
Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for
bined program which includes a non-thesis Master of Science
credit.
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Sophomore Year
Beams and beam deflections, thin-wall pressure vessels,
EGGN234. ENGINEERING FIELD SESSION, CIVIL SPE-
columns and buckling, fatigue principles, impact loading.
CIALTY (S) The theory and practice of modern surveying.
Prerequisite: DCGN241 or MNGN317. 3 hours lecture;
Lectures and hands-on field work teaches horizontal, vertical,
3 semester hours.
and angular measurements and computations using tradi-
EGGN325/BELS325. INTRODUCTION TO BIOMEDICAL
tional and modern equipment. Subdivision of land and appli-
ENGINEERING The application of engineering principles
cations to civil engineering practice, GPS and astronomic
and techniques to the human body presents many unique
observations. Prerequisite: EPIC251. Three weeks (6 day
challenges. The discipline of Biomedical Engineering has
weeks) in summer field session; 3 semester hours.
evolved over the past 50 years to address these challenges.
EGGN235. ENGINEERING FIELD SESSION, MECHANI-
Biomedical Engineering is a diverse, seemingly all-encom-
CAL SPECIALTY (S) This course provides the student with
passing field that includes such areas as biomechanics, bio-
hands-on experience in the use of modern engineering tools
materials, bioinstrumentation, medical imaging,
as part of the design process including modeling, fabrication,
rehabilitation. This course is intended to provide an intro-
and testing of components and systems. Student use engineer-
duction to, and overview of, Biomedical Engineering. At the
ing, mathematics and computers to conceptualize, model,
end of the semester, students should have a working knowl-
create, test, and evaluate components and systems of their
edge of the special considerations necessary to apply various
creation. Teamwork is emphasized by having students work
engineering principles to the human body. Prerequisites:
in teams. Prerequisites: PHGN200/201, CSCI260/261 and
None.3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
EPIC251. Three weeks in summer field session; 3 semester
EGGN333. SURVEYING II (I) Engineering projects with
hours.
local control using levels, theodolites and total stations, in-
EGGN250. MULTIDISCIPLINARY ENGINEERING LAB-
cluding surveying applications of civil engineering work in
ORATORY I (I, II) (WI) Laboratory experiments integrating
the "field". Also includes engineering astronomy and com-
instrumentation, circuits and power with computer data
puter generated designs; basic road design including center-
acquisitions and sensors. Sensor data is used to transition
line staking, horizontal and vertical curves, slope staking and
between science and engineering science. Engineering Sci-
earthwork volume calculations. Use of commercial software
ence issues like stress, strains, thermal conductivity, pressure
for final plan/profile and earthwork involved for the road
and flow are investigated using fundamentals of equilibrium,
project data collected in the field. Conceptual and mathemat-
continuity, and conservation. Prerequisite: DCGN381 or con-
ical knowledge of applying GPS data to engineering projects.
current enrollment. 4.5 hours lab; 1.5 semester hour.
Some discussion of the principles and equations of projec-
EGGN298. SPECIAL TOPICS IN ENGINEERING (I, II)
tions (Mercator, Lambert, UTM, State Plane, etc.) and their
Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from
relationship to the databases of coordinates based on (North
special interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the
American Datum) NAD '27, NAD '83 and (High Accuracy
course is offered only once. Prerequisite: Instructor consent.
Reference Network) HARN. Pre-requisite: EGGN234.
Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for credit
2 hours lecture; 8-9 field work days; 3 semester hours.
under different titles.
EGGN334. ENGINEERING FIELD SESSION, ELECTRI-
Junior Year
CAL SPECIALTY (S) Experience in the engineering design
EGGN307. INTRODUCTION TO FEEDBACK CONTROL
process involving analysis, design, and simulation. Students
SYSTEMS (I, II) System modeling through an energy flow
use engineering, mathematics and computers to model, ana-
approach is presented, with examples from linear electrical,
lyze, design and evaluate system performance. Teamwork
mechanical, fluid and/or thermal systems. Analysis of sys-
emphasized. Prerequisites: EGGN382, EGGN388, and two
tem response in both the time domain and frequency domain
of the following: EGGN384, EGGN385, EGGN389, and
is discussed in detail. Feedback control design techniques,
EPIC251. Three weeks in summer field session; 3 semester
including PID, are analyzed using both analytical and com-
hours.
putational methods. Prerequisites: DCGN381 and
EGGN335. ENGINEERING FIELD SESSION, ENVIRON-
MATH225. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
MENTAL SPECIALTY (S) The environmental module is in-
EGGN315. DYNAMICS (I, II, S) Absolute and relative mo-
tended to introduce students to laboratory and field analytical
tions. Kinetics, work-energy, impulse-momentum, vibrations.
skills used in the analysis of an environmental engineering
Prerequisite: DCGN241 and MATH225. 3 hours lecture;
problem. Students will receive instruction on the measure-
3 semester hours.
ment of water quality parameters (chemical, physical, and
biological) in the laboratory and field. The student will use
EGGN320. MECHANICS OF MATERIALS (I, II) Funda-
these skills to collect field data and analyze a given environ-
mentals of stresses and strains, material properties. Axial,
mental engineering problem. Prerequisites: EGGN353,
torsion, bending, transverse and combined loadings. Stress
EPIC251, MATH323. Three weeks in summer field session;
at a point; stress transformations and Mohr’s circle for stress.
3 semester hours.
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EGGN340. COOPERATIVE EDUCATION (I,II,S) Super-
site: CHGN124, PHGN100 and MATH213, or consent of in-
vised, full-time engineering- related employment for a
structor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester 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 (I, 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-
status and a cumulative grade-point average of at least 2.00.
bilities of public institutions and private organizations in en-
3 semester hours credit will be granted once toward degree
vironmental management (relative to air, solid and hazardous
requirements. Credit earned in EGGN340, Cooperative Edu-
waste. Prerequisite: CHGN124, PHGN100 and MATH213,
cation, may be used as free elective credit hours or a civil
or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
specialty elective if, in the judgment of the Co-op Advisor,
the required term paper adequately documents the fact that
EGGN361. SOIL MECHANICS (I, II) An introductory
the work experience entailed high-quality application of
course covering the engineering properties of soil, soil phase
engineering principles and practice. Applying the credits as
relationships and classification. Principle of effective stress.
free electives or civil electives requires the student to submit
Seepage through soils and flow nets. One-dimensional con-
a “Declaration of Intent to Request Approval to Apply Co-op
solidation theory. Soil compressibility and settlement pre-
Credit toward Graduation Requirements” form obtained from
diction. Shear strength of soils. Pore pressure parameters.
the Career Center to the Engineering Division Faculty Co-op
Introduction to earth pressure and slope stability calculations.
Advisor.
Prerequisite: EGGN320. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
EGGN342. STRUCTURAL THEORY (I, II) Analysis of
EGGN363. SOIL MECHANICS LABORATORY (I, II)
determinate and indeterminate structures for both forces and
Introduction to laboratory testing methods in soil mechanics.
deflections. Influence lines, work and energy methods,
Classification, permeability, compressibility, shear strength.
moment distribution, matrix operations, computer methods.
Prerequisite: EGGN361 or concurrent enrollment. 3 hours
Prerequisite: EGGN320. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
lab; 1 semester hour.
EGGN350. MULTIDISCIPLINARY ENGINEERING LAB-
EGGN371. THERMODYNAMICS I (I, II, S) Definitions,
ORATORY II (I, II) (WI) Laboratory experiments integrating
properties, temperature, phase diagrams, equations of state,
electrical circuits, fluid mechanics, stress analysis, and other
steam tables, gas tables, work, heat, first and second laws of
engineering fundamentals using computer data acquisition
thermodynamics, entropy, ideal gas, phase changes, availa-
and transducers. Fluid mechanics issues like compressible
bility, reciprocating engines, air standard cycles, vapor cycles.
and incompressible fluid flow (mass and volumetric), pres-
Prerequisite: MATH213/223. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
sure losses, pump characteristics, pipe networks, turbulent
EGGN382. ENGINEERING CIRCUIT ANALYSIS (I, II)
and laminar flow, cavitation, drag, and others are covered.
This course provides the theoretical fundamentals to under-
Experimental stress analysis issues like compression and ten-
stand and analyze complex electric circuits with the required
sile testing, strain gage installation, Young’s Modulus, stress
mathematical tools. The key covered topics are: (i) Applica-
vs. strain diagrams, and others are covered. Experimental
tions of linearity, superposition, Thèvenin and Norton equiv-
stress analysis and fluid mechanics are integrated in experi-
alent circuits, mesh and nodal analysis for complex electrical
ments which merge fluid power of the testing machine with
networks, (ii) Sinusoidal steady state analysis, (iii) Applica-
applied stress and displacement of material specimen. Prereq-
tion of computer aided analysis for electrical networks, (iv)
uisite: EGGN250. Prerequisite or concurrent enrollment:
AC power circuit analysis, (v) Fourier series for analysis of
EGGN351, EGGN320. 4.5 hours lab; 1.5 semester hour.
ac circuits, (vi) Laplace transform for transient analysis of
EGGN351. FLUID MECHANICS (I, II, S) Properties of
electric circuits, (vii) Frequency response, poles, zeros, trans-
liquids, manometers, one-dimensional continuity. Bernoulli’s
fer function, Bode plots and filter design, (viii) Ideal and
equation, the impulse momentum principle, laminar and tur-
non-ideal operational amplifiers and (ix) ideal transformer.
bulent flow in pipes, meters, pumps, and turbines. Prerequisite:
Prerequisites: DCGN 381 or consent of instructor. 3 hours
DCGN241 or MNGN317. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
lecture; 3 semester hours.
EGGN/ESGN353. FUNDAMENTALS OF ENVIRONMEN-
EGGN384. DIGITAL LOGIC (I, II) Fundamentals of digital
TAL SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING I (I, II) Topics cov-
logic design. Covers combinational and sequential logic cir-
ered include: history of water related environmental law and
cuits, programmable logic devices, hardware description lan-
regulation, major sources and concerns of water pollution,
guages, and computer-aided design (CAD) tools. Laboratory
water quality parameters and their measurement, material
component introduces simulation and synthesis software and
and energy balances, water chemistry concepts, microbial
hands-on hardware design. Prerequisites: DCGN381 or
concepts, aquatic toxicology and risk assessment. Prerequi-
equivalent. 3 hours lecture; 3 hours lab; 4 semester hours.
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EGGN385. ELECTRONIC DEVICES AND CIRCUITS
throughout the course. Prerequisite: EGGN320, SYGN202.
(I, II) Semiconductor materials and characteristics, junction
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
diode operation, bipolar junction transistors, field effect tran-
EGGN398. SPECIAL TOPICS IN ENGINEERING (I, II)
sistors, biasing techniques, four layer devices, amplifier and
Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from
power supply design, laboratory study of semiconductor cir-
special interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the
cuit characteristics. Prerequisite: EGGN 382. 3 hours lecture;
course is offered only once. Prerequisite: Instructor consent.
3 hours lab; 4 semester hours.
Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for credit
EGGN 386. FUNDAMENTALS OF ENGINEERING
under different titles.
ELECTROMAGNETICS (I, II) This course provides an
EGGN399. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Individual re-
introduction to electromagnetic theory as applied to electrical
search or special problem projects supervised by a faculty
engineering problems in wireless communications, trans-
member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a sub-
mission lines, and high-frequency circuit design. The theory
ject matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: “Indepen-
and applications are based on Maxwell’s equations, which
dent Study” form must be completed and submitted to the
describe the electric and magnetic force-fields, the interplay
Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for
between them, and how they transport energy. Matlab and
credit under different topic/experience.
PSPICE will be used in homework assignments, to perform
simulations of electromagnetic interference, electromagnetic
Senior Year
energy propagation along transmission lines on printed cir-
EGGN325 (BELS325). INTRODUCTION TO BIOMED-
cuit boards, and antenna radiation patterns. Prerequisites:
ICAL ENGINEERING (I) The application of engineering
EGGN382, MATH348 and/or consent of instructor. 3 hours
principles and techniques to the human body presents many
lecture; 3 semester hours.
unique challenges. The discipline of Biomedical Engineering
has evolved over the past 50 years to address these chal-
EGGN388. INFORMATION SYSTEMS SCIENCE (I, II)
lenges. Biomedical Engineering is a diverse, seemingly all-
The interpretation, representation and analysis of time-
encompassing field that includes such areas as biomechanics,
varying phenomena as signals which convey information
biomaterials, bioinstrumentation, medical imaging, rehabili-
and noise; a quantitative treatment on the properties of infor-
tation. This course is intended to provide an introduction to,
mation and noise, and the degradation of signal fidelity
and overview of, Biomedical Engineering. At the end of the
through distortion, band limitation, interference and additive
semester, students should have a working knowledge of the
noise. Fourier, Laplace, and Z transforms. Introductory appli-
special considerations necessary to apply various engineering
cations in the analysis of dynamic data streams emanating
principles to the human body. Prerequisites: None. 3 hours
from mechanical, structural and electronic systems, system
lecture; 3 semester hours.
diagnostics, data acquisition, control and communications.
Prerequisite: DCGN381 and MATH225. Corequisite:
EGGN400/MNGN400. INTRODUCTION TO ROBOTICS
MATH348. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
(II) Overview and introduction to the science and engineer-
ing of intelligent mobile robotics and robotic manipulators.
EGGN389. FUNDAMENTALS OF ELECTRIC MACHIN-
Covers guidance and force sensing, perception of the envi-
ERY I (I, II) 3-phase electrical circuits, magnetic circuit
ronment around a mobile vehicle, reasoning about the envi-
concepts and materials, transformer analysis and operation,
ronment to identify obstacles and guidance path features and
steady state and dynamic analysis of rotating machines, syn-
adaptively controlling and monitoring the vehicle health. A
chronous and polyphase induction motors, fractional horse-
lesser emphasis is placed on robot manipulator kinematics,
power machines, laboratory study of external characteristics
dynamics, and force and tactile sensing. Surveys manipulator
of machines and transformers. Prerequisite: EGGN382.
and intelligent mobile robotics research and development.
3 hours lecture; 3 hours lab; 4 semester hours.
Introduces principles and concepts of guidance, position, and
EGGN390/MTGN390. MATERIALS AND MANUFAC-
force sensing; vision data processing; basic path and trajec-
TURING PROCESSES (II) This course focuses on available
tory planning algorithms; and force and position control.
engineering materials and the manufacturing processes used
Prerequisite: CSCI261 and DCGN381. 2 hours lecture;
in their conversion into a product or structure as critical
1 hour lab; 3 semester hours.
considerations in design. Properties, characteristics, typical
EGGN403. THERMODYNAMICS II (II) This course in-
selection criteria, and applications are reviewed for ferrous
cludes the study of thermodynamic relations, Clapeyron
and nonferrous metals, plastics and composites. The nature,
equation, mixtures and solutions, Gibbs function, combustion
features, and economics of basic shaping operations are ad-
processes, first and second law applied to reacting systems,
dressed with regard to their limitations and applications and
third law of thermodynamics, real combustion processes,
the types of processing equipment available. Related technol-
equilibrium of multicomponent systems, simultaneous chem-
ogy such as measurement and inspection procedures, numeri-
ical reactions of real combustion processes, ionization,
cal control systems and automated operations are introduced
overview of the major characteristics of spark-ignition and
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compression-ignition engines, define parameters used to de-
EGGN425(BELS425). MUSCULOSKELETAL BIOME-
scribe engine operation, develop the necessary thermody-
CHANICS (II) This course is intended to provide engineer-
namic and combustion theory required for a quantitative
ing students with an introduction to musculoskeletal
analysis of engine behavior, develop an integrated treatment
biomechanics. At the end of the semester, students should
of the various methods of analyzing idealized models of in-
have a working knowledge of the special considerations nec-
ternal combustion engine cycles, and finally summarize how
essary to apply engineering principles to the human body.
operating characteristics of spark-ignition and compression-
The course will focus on the biomechanics of injury since
ignition engine depend on the major engine design and oper-
understanding injury will require developing an understand-
ating variables. Prerequisite: EGGN371, EGGN471. 3 hours
ing of normal biomechanics. Prerequisite: DCGN241,
lecture; 3 semester hours.
EGGN320, EGGN325/BELS325, or instructor permission.
EGGN411. MACHINE DESIGN (I, II) This course is an in-
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
troduction to the principles of mechanical design. Methods
EGGN427/BELS427. PROSTHETIC AND IMPLANT EN-
for determining static, fatigue and surface failure are pre-
GINEERING (I) Prosthetics and implants for the muscu-
sented. Analysis and selection of machine components such
loskeletal and other systems of the human body are
as shafts, keys, couplings, bearings, gears, springs, power
becoming increasingly sophisticated. From simple joint re-
screws, and fasteners is covered. Prerequisities. EPIC251,
placements to myoelectric limb replacements and functional
EGGN315, EGGN 320, and EGGN413. 3 hours lecture, 3
electrical stimulation, the engineering opportunities continue
hours lab; 4 semester hours.
to expand. This course builds on musculoskeletal biome-
EGGN413. COMPUTER AIDED ENGINEERING (I, II)
chanics and other BELS courses to provide engineering stu-
This course introduces the student to the concept of com-
dents with an introduction to prosthetics and implants for the
puter-aided engineering. The major objective is to provide
musculoskeletal system. At the end of the semester, students
the student with the necessary background to use the com-
should have a working knowledge of the challenges and spe-
puter as a tool for engineering analysis and design. The Fi-
cial considerations necessary to apply engineering principles
nite Element Analysis (FEA) method and associated
to augmentation or replacement in the musculoskeletal sys-
computational engineering software have become significant
tem. Prerequisites: EGGN/BELS425 or EGES/BELS525. 3
tools in engineering analysis and design. This course is di-
hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
rected to learning the concepts of FEA and its application to
EGGN428/EGGN528 - COMPUTATIONAL BIOME-
civil and mechanical engineering analysis and design. Note
CHANICS (II) Computational Biomechanics provides an in-
that critical evaluation of the results of a FEA using classical
troduction to the application of computer simulation to solve
methods (from statics and mechanics of materials) and engi-
some fundamental problems in biomechanics and bioengi-
neering judgment is employed throughout the course. Prereq-
neering. Musculoskeletal mechanics, medical image recon-
uisite: EGGN320. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
struction, hard and soft tissue modeling, joint mechanics, and
EGGN417. MODERN CONTROL DESIGN (I) Control
inter-subject variability will be considered. An emphasis will
system design with an emphasis on observer-based methods,
be placed on understanding the limitations of the computer
from initial open-loop experiments to final implementation.
model as a predictive tool and the need for rigorous verifica-
The course begins with an overview of feedback control de-
tion and validation of computational techniques. Clinical ap-
sign technique from the frequency domain perspective, in-
plication of biomechanical modeling tools is highlighted and
cluding sensitivity and fundamental limitations. State space
impact on patient quality of life is demonstrated. Prerequi-
realization theory is introduced, and system identification
sites: EGGN413, EGGN420. 3 hours lecture, 3 semester
methods for parameter estimation are introduced. Computer-
hours.
based methods for control system design are presented. Pre-
EGGN430(BELS430): BIOMEDICAL INSTRUMENTA-
requisite: EGGN307. 3 lecture hours, 3 semester hours.
TION The acquisition, processing, and interpretation of
EGGN422. ADVANCED MECHANICS OF MATERIALS
biological signals present many unique challenges to the Bio-
(II) General theories of stress and strain; stress and strain
medical Engineer. This course is intended to provide students
transformations, principal stresses and strains, octahedral
with an introduction to, and appreciation for, many of these
shear stresses, Hooke’s law for isotropic material, and failure
challenges. At the end of the semester, students should have a
criteria. Introduction to elasticity and to energy methods. Tor-
working knowledge of the special considerations necessary
sion of noncircular and thin-walled members. Unsymmetrical
to gathering and analyzing biological signal data. EGGN250,
bending and shear-center, curved beams, and beams on elas-
DCGN381, EGGN325/BELS325, or instructor permission. 3
tic foundations. Introduction to plate theory. Thick-walled
hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
cylinders and contact stresses. Prerequisite: EGGN320,
EGGN441. ADVANCED STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS (II)
EGGN413. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
Introduction to advanced structural analysis concepts. Non-
prismatic structures. Arches, Suspension and cable-stayed
bridges. Structural optimization. Computer Methods. Struc-
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tures with nonlinear materials. Internal force redistribution
engineering fundamentals using computer data acquisition and
for statically indeterminate structures. Graduate credit re-
transducers. Students will design experiments to gather data for
quires additional homework and projects. Prerequisite:
solving engineering problems. Examples are recommending
EGGN342. 3 hour lectures; 3 semester hours.
design improvements to a refrigerator, diagnosing and predict-
EGGN442. FINITE ELEMENT METHODS FOR ENGI-
ing failures in refrigerators, computer control of a hydraulic
NEERS (II) A course combining finite element theory
fluid power circuit in a fatigue test, analysis of structural fail-
with practical programming experience in which the multi-
ures in an off-road vehicle and redesign, diagnosis and predic-
disciplinary nature of the finite element method as a numeri-
tion of failures in a motor/generator system. Prerequisites:
cal technique for solving differential equations is emphasized.
DCGN381, EGGN250, EGGN352, EGGN350, EGGN351,
Topics covered include simple ‘structural’ element, solid elas-
EGGN320; concurrent enrollment in EGGN407. 3 hours lab;
ticity, steady state analysis, transient analysis. Students get a
1 semester hour.
copy of all the source code published in the course textbook.
EGGN451. HYDRAULIC PROBLEMS (I) Review of
Prerequisite: EGGN320. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
fundamentals, forces on submerged surfaces, buoyancy and
EGGN444. DESIGN OF STEEL STRUCTURES (I, II) To
flotation, gravity dams, weirs, steady flow in open channels,
learn application and use the American Institute of Steel
backwater curves, hydraulic machinery, elementary hydro-
Construction (AISC) Steel Construction Manual. Course de-
dynamics, hydraulic structures. Prerequisite: EGGN351.
velops an understanding of the underlying theory for the de-
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
sign specifications. Students learn basic steel structural
EGGN/ESGN453. WASTEWATER ENGINEERING (I)
member design principles to select the shape and size of a
The goal of this course is to familiarize students with the
structural member. The design and analysis of tension mem-
fundamental phenomena involved in wastewater treatment
bers, compression members, flexural members, and members
processes (theory) and the engineering approaches used in
under combined loading is included, in addition to basic
designing such processes (design). This course will focus on
bolted and welded connection design. Prerequisite:
the physical, chemical and biological processes applied to
EGGN342. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
liquid wastes of municipal origin. Treatment objectives will
EGGN445. DESIGN OF REINFORCED CONCRETE
be discussed as the driving force for wastewater treatment.
STRUCTURES (I, II) This course provides an introduction
Prerequisite: EGGN/ESGN353 or consent of instructor. 3
to the materials and principles involved in the design of rein-
hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
forced concrete. It will allow students to develop an under-
EGGN/ESGN454. WATER SUPPLY ENGINEERING (I)
standing of the fundamental behavior of reinforced concrete
Water supply availability and quality. Theory and design of
under compressive, tensile, bending, and shear loadings, and
conventional potable water treatment unit processes. Design
gain a working knowledge of strength design theory and its
of distribution systems. Also includes regulatory analysis
application to the design of reinforced concrete beams,
under the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA). Prerequisite:
columns, slabs, footings, retaining walls, and foundations.
EGGN/ESGN353, or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3
Prerequisite: EGGN342. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
semester hours.
EGGN447. TIMBER AND MASONRY DESIGN (II) The
EGGN/ESGN455. SOLID AND HAZARDOUS WASTE
course develops the theory and design methods required for
ENGINEERING (I) This course provides an introduction
the use of timber and masonry as structural materials. The
and overview of the engineering aspects of solid and haz-
design of walls, beams, columns, beam-columns, shear walls,
ardous waste management. The focus is on control technolo-
and structural systems are covered for each material. Grav-
gies for solid wastes from common municipal and industrial
ity, wind, snow, and seismic loads are calculated and utilized
sources and the end-of-pipe waste streams and process resid-
for design. Prerequisite: EGGN320 or equivalent. 3 hours
uals that are generated in some key industries. Prerequisite:
lecture: 3 semester hours. Spring semester, odd years.
EGGN/ESGN354. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
EGGN448 ADVANCED SOIL MECHANICS (I) Advanced
EGGN456. SCIENTIFIC BASIS OF ENVIRONMENTAL
soil mechanics theories and concepts as applied to analysis
REGULATIONS (II) A critical examination of the experi-
and design in geotechnical engineering. Topics covered will
ments, calculations and assumptions underpinning numerical
include seepage, consolidation, shear strength and probabi-
and narrative standards contained in federal and state envi-
listic methods. The course will have an emphasis on numeri-
ronmental regulations. Top-down investigations of the his-
cal solution techniques to geotechnical problems by finite
torical development of selected regulatory guidelines and
elements and finite differences. Prerequisite: EGGN361.
permitting procedures. Student directed design of improved
3 hour lectures; 3 semester hours.
regulations. Prerequisite: EGGN/ESGN353 or consent of in-
EGGN450. MULTIDISCIPLINARY ENGINEERING LAB-
structor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
ORATORY III (I, II) Laboratory experiments integrating
EGGN/ESGN457. SITE REMEDIATION ENGINEERING
electrical circuits, fluid mechanics, stress analysis, and other
(II) This course describes the engineering principles and
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practices associated with the characterization and remedia-
EGGN471. HEAT TRANSFER (I, II) Engineering approach
tion of contaminated sites. Methods for site characterization
to conduction, convection, and radiation, including steady-
and risk assessment will be highlighted while the emphasis
state conduction, nonsteady-state conduction, internal heat
will be on remedial action screening processes and technol-
generation conduction in one, two, and three dimensions, and
ogy principles and conceptual design. Common isolation and
combined conduction and convection. Free and forced con-
containment and in situ and ex situ treatment technology will
vection including laminar and turbulent flow, internal and
be covered. Computerized decision-support tools will be used
external flow. Radiation of black and grey surfaces, shape
and case studies will be presented. Prerequisite:
factors and electrical equivalence. Prerequisite: MATH225,
EGGN/ESGN354 or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3
EGGN351, EGGN371. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
semester hours.
EGGN473. FLUID MECHANICS II (I) Review of elemen-
EGGN460. NUMERICAL METHODS FOR ENGINEERS(S)
tary fluid mechanics and engineering. Two-dimensional in-
Introduction to the use of numerical methods in the solution
ternal and external flows. Steady and unsteady flows. Fluid
of problems encountered in engineering analysis and design,
engineering problems. Compressible flow. Computer solu-
e.g. linear simultaneous equations (e.g. analysis of elastic
tions of various practical problems for mechanical and re-
materials, steady heat flow); roots of nonlinear equations
lated engineering disciplines. Prerequisite: EGGN351 or
(e.g. vibration problems, open channel flow); eigen-value
consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
problems (e.g. natural frequencies, buckling and elastic sta-
EGGN478. ENGINEERING DYNAMICS (I) Applications
bility); curve fitting and differentiation (e.g. interpretation of
of dynamics to design, mechanisms and machine elements.
experimental data, estimation of gradients); integration (e.g.
Kinematics and kinetics of planar linkages. Analytical and
summation of pressure distributions, finite element proper-
graphical methods. Four-bar linkage, slider-crank, quick-
ties, local averaging ); ordinary differential equations (e.g.
return mechanisms, cams, and gears. Analysis of nonplanar
forced vibrations, beam bending) All course participants will
mechanisms. Static and dynamic balancing of rotating ma-
receive source code consisting of a suite of numerical meth-
chinery. Free and forced vibrations and vibration isolation.
ods programs. Prerequisite: CSCI260 or 261, MATH225,
Prerequisite: EGGN315; concurrent enrollment in MATH225.
EGGN320. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
EGGN464. FOUNDATIONS (I, II) Techniques of subsoil
EGGN482. MICROCOMPUTER ARCHITECTURE AND
investigation, types of foundations and foundation problems,
INTERFACING (I) Microprocessor and microcontroller
selection of basis for design of foundation types. Open-ended
architecture focusing on hardware structures and elementary
problem solving and decision making. Prerequisite:
machine and assembly language programming skills essential
EGGN361. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
for use of microprocessors in data acquisition, control, and
EGGN465. UNSATURATED SOIL MECHANICS (II) The
instrumentation systems. Analog and digital signal condition-
focus of this course is on soil mechanics for unsaturated
ing, communication, and processing. A/D and D/A converters
soils. It provides an introduction to thermodynamic potentials
for microprocessors. RS232 and other communication stan-
in partially saturated soils, chemical potentials of adsorbed
dards. Laboratory study and evaluation of microcomputer
water in partially saturated soils, phase properties and rela-
system; design and implementation of interfacing projects.
tions, stress state variables, measurements of soil water suc-
Prerequisite: EGGN384 or consent of instructor. 3 hours lec-
tion, unsaturated flow laws, measurement of unsaturated
ture; 3 hours lab; 4 semester hours.
permeability, volume change theory, effective stress princi-
EGGN483. ANALOG & DIGITAL COMMUNICATION
ple, and measurement of volume changes in partially satu-
SYSTEMS (II) Signal classification; Fourier transform;
rated soils. The course is designed for seniors and graduate
filtering; sampling; signal representation; modulation; de-
students in various branches of engineering and geology
modulation; applications to broadcast, data transmission,
that are concerned with unsaturated soil’s hydrologic and
and instrumentation. Prerequisite: EGGN388 or consent of
mechanics behavior. Prerequisites: EGGN461 or consent of
instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 hours lab; 4 semester hours.
instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
EGGN484. POWER SYSTEMS ANALYSIS (I) 3-phase
EGGN469. FUEL CELL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
power systems, per-unit calculations, modeling and equiva-
Investigate fundamentals of fuel-cell operation and electro-
lent circuits of major components, voltage drop, fault calcu-
chemistry from a chemical-thermodynamics and materials-
lations, symmetrical components and unsymmetrical faults,
science perspective. Review types of fuel cells,
system grounding, power-flow, selection of major equipment,
fuel-processing requirements and approaches, and fuel-cell
design of electric power distribution systems. Prerequisite:
system integration. Examine current topics in fuel-cell sci-
EGGN389. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
ence and technology. Fabricate and test operational fuel cells
in the Colorado Fuel Cell Center. Prerequisites: EGGN371 or
EGGN485. INTRODUCTION TO HIGH POWER ELEC-
ChEN357 or MTGN351, or consent of instructor. 3 hours
TRONICS (II) Power electronics are used in a broad range
lecture; 3 semester hours.
of applications from control of power flow on major trans-
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mission lines to control of motor speeds in industrial facili-
EGGN491. SENIOR DESIGN I (I, II) (WI) This course is
ties and electric vehicles, to computer power supplies. This
the first of a two-semester capstone course sequence giving
course introduces the basic principles of analysis and design
the student experience in the engineering design process.
of circuits utilizing power electronics, including AC/DC,
Realistic open-ended design problems are addressed for real
AC/AC, DC/DC, and DC/AC conversions in their many con-
world clients at the conceptual, engineering analysis, and the
figurations. Prerequisites: EGGN385, EGGN389. 3 hours
synthesis stages and include economic and ethical considera-
lecture; 3 semester hours.
tions necessary to arrive at a final design. Students are as-
EGGN486. PRACTICAL DESIGN OF SMALL RENEW-
signed to interdisciplinary teams and exposed to processes in
ABLE ENERGY SYSTEMS (I) This course provides the
the areas of design methodology, project management, com-
fundamentals to understand and analyze renewable energy
munications, and work place issues. Strong emphasis is
powered electric circuits. It covers practical topics related to
placed on this being a process course versus a project course.
the design of alternative energy based systems. It is assumed
This is a writing-across-the-curriculum course where stu-
the students will have some basic and broad knowledge of
dents' written and oral communication skills are strength-
the principles of electrical machines, thermodynamics, elec-
ened. The design projects are chosen to develop student
tronics, and fundamentals of electric power systems. One of
creativity, use of design methodology and application of
the main objectives of this course is to focus on the interdis-
prior course work paralleled by individual study and re-
ciplinary aspects of integration of the alternative sources of
search. Prerequisite: Students must have completed the sum-
energy, including hydropower, wind power, photovoltaic, and
mer field session associated with their specialty area prior to
energy storage for those systems. Power electronic systems
entering Senior Design I. 1-2 hour lecture; 6 hours lab; 3 se-
will be discussed and how those electronic systems can be
mester hours
used for stand-alone and grid-connected electrical energy ap-
EGGN492. SENIOR DESIGN II (I, II) (WI) This course is
plications. Prerequisite: EGGN382 or consent of instructor.
the second of a two-semester sequence to give the student ex-
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
perience in the engineering design process. Design integrity
EGGN 487. ADVANCED ELECTRIC POWER SYSTEMS
and performance are to be demonstrated by building a proto-
LABORATORY (II) Electric power grid or the intercon-
type or model, or producing a complete drawing and specifi-
nected power network is one of the most complex systems.
cation package, and performing pre-planned experimental
Evaluating the system operation and planning for future ex-
tests, wherever feasible, to verify design compliance with
pansion, reliability and security analysis has become increas-
client requirements. Prerequisite: EGGN491. 1 hour lecture;
ingly more complex. The common techniques utilized in the
6 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
design includes commercially available software. The Pow-
EGGN498. SPECIAL TOPICS IN ENGINEERING (I, II)
erWorld Simulator is one of the most commonly used such
Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from
software and will be featured in this class. Emphasis will
special interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the
be focused on determining how the power flow within a large
course is offered only once. Prerequisite: Instructor consent.
system is controlled and understanding the factors that influ-
Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for credit
ence voltage regulation and reactive power control. Contin-
under different titles.
gency analysis, evaluating system improvements, and
EGGN499. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Individual re-
planning for future expansion will also be featured. Short
search or special problem projects supervised by a faculty
circuit currents resulting from symmetrical and unsymmetri-
member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a sub-
cal faults will also be calculated. Prerequisites: EGGN 484
ject matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: “Indepen-
and/or consent of instructor. 3 hours laboratory; 1 semester
dent Study” form must be completed and submitted to the
hour.
Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for
EGGN488. RELIABILITY OF ENGINEERING SYSTEMS
credit under different topic/experience.
(I) This course addresses uncertainty modeling, reliability
analysis, risk assessment, reliability-based design, predictive
maintenance, optimization, and cost- effective retrofit of
engineering systems such as structural, sensory, electric, pipe-
line, hydraulic, lifeline and environmental facilities. Topics
include introduction of reliability of engineering systems,
stochastic engineering system simulation, frequency analysis
of extreme events, reliability and risk evaluation of engineer-
ing systems, and optimization of engineering systems. Pre-
requisite: MATH323. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
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Environmental Science
An Area of Special Interest (ASI) consists of a minimum
of 12 credit hours of a logical sequence of courses. Only
and Engineering
three of these hours may be taken at the 100- or 200-level
and no more than three of these hours may be specifically re-
ROBERT L. SIEGRIST, Professor and Division Director
quired for the degree program in which the student is gradu-
BRUCE D. HONEYMAN, Professor
ating. An ASI may be completed within the same major
TISSA ILLANGASEKARE, Professor and AMAX Distinguished
Chair
department.
PHILIPPE ROSS, Professor
A Minor Program / Area of Special Interest declaration
RONALD R.H. COHEN, Associate Professor
(available in the Registrar’s Office) should be submitted for
JÖRG DREWES, Associate Professor
approval prior to the student’s completion of half of the hours
LINDA A. FIGUEROA, Associate Professor
proposed to constitute the program. Approvals are required
JUNKO MUNAKATA MARR, Associate Professor
from the Director of the Environmental Science and Engi-
JOHN E. McCRAY, Associate Professor
TZAHI CATH, Assistant Professor
neering Division, the student’s advisor, and the Department
JOHN R. SPEAR, Assistant Professor
Head or Division Director in the department or division in
ROBERT F. HOLUB, Research Professor
which the student is enrolled.
MICHAEL SEIBERT, Research Professor
All students pursuing the ESE Minor or ASI are required
MARIA L. GHIRARDI, Research Associate Professor
to take ESGN/EGGN353 and ESGN/EGGN354.
MATTHIAS KOHLER, Research Associate Professor
MICHELLE CRIMI, Research Assistant Professor
Additional courses for the ASI or Minor sequence must be
MATTHEW C. POSEWITZ, Research Assistant Professor
selected from:
PEI XU, Research Assistant Professor
ESGN401 Fundamentals of Ecology
KATHRYN LOWE, Senior Research Associate
ESGN440A Environmental Pollution: Sources, Characteristics,
JILL M.B. TOMARAS, Research Associate
Transport and Fate
Program Description
ESGN/EGGN453 Wastewater Engineering
ESGN/EGGN454 Water Supply Engineering
The Environmental Science and Engineering (ESE) Divi-
ESGN/EGGN456 Scientific Basis of Environmental Regulations
sion offers specialty and minor programs in Environmental
ESGN/EGGN457 Site Remediation Engineering
Science and Engineering. ESE provides an undergraduate
ESGN462 Solid Waste Minimization and Recycling
curriculum leading to a Minor (18 hours) or an Area of Spe-
ESGN463 Pollution Prevention: Fundamentals and Practice
cial Interest (ASI) (12 hours).
Combined Degree Program Option
Environmental Engineering Specialty in the
CSM Undergraduate students have the opportunity to
Engineering Division
begin work on a M.S. degree in Environmental Science and
The Environmental Engineering Specialty introduces
Engineering while completing their Bachelor’s degree. The
students to the fundamentals of environmental engineering
CSM Combined Degree Program provides the vehicle for
including the scientific and regulatory basis of public health
students to use undergraduate coursework as part of their
and environmental protection. Topics covered include envi-
Graduate Degree curriculum. For more information please
ronmental science and regulatory processes, water and waste-
see the ESE Division website: http://www.mines.edu/
water engineering, solid and hazardous waste management,
academic/envsci/ucombine.html.
and contaminated site remediation.
Description of Courses
See entries in this Bulletin under Engineering (pg. 48) and
Undergraduate Courses
the degree program leading to the BS in Engineering with a
ESGN198. SPECIAL TOPICS IN ENVIRONMENTAL SCI-
Specialty in Environmental Engineering. This undergraduate
ENCE AND ENGINEERING (I, II) Pilot course or special
Specialty is supported by the Environmental Science and
topics course. Topics chosen from special interests of instruc-
Engineering Division.
tor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is offered only once.
Environmental Science and Engineering Minor
Prerequisite: Instructor consent. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit
and ASI
hours. Repeatable for credit under different titles.
General Requirements:
ESGN199. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Individual re-
A Minor Program of study consists of a minimum of 18
search or special problem projects supervised by a faculty
credit hours of a logical sequence of courses. With the ex-
member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a sub-
ception of the McBride Honors minor, only three of these
ject matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: “Indepen-
hours may be taken in the student’s degree-granting depart-
dent Study” form must be completed and submitted to the
ment and no more than three of these hours may be at the
Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for
100- or 200- level. A Minor Program may not be completed
credit under different titles.
in the same department as the major.
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ESGN298. SPECIAL TOPICS IN ENVIRONMENTAL SCI-
ESGN313/BELS313. GENERAL BIOLOGY II LABORA-
ENCE AND ENGINEERING (I, II) Pilot course or special
TORY (II) This course provides students with laboratory ex-
topics course. Topics chosen from special interests of instruc-
ercises that complement lectures given in
tor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is offered only once.
ESGN303/BELS303, the second semester introductory
Prerequisite: Instructor consent. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit
course in Biology. Emphasis is placed on an examination of
hours. Repeatable for credit under different titles.
organisms as the products of evolution. The diversity of life
ESGN299. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Individual re-
forms will be explored. Special attention will be given to the
search or special problem projects supervised by faculty
vertebrate body (organs, tissues and systems) and how it
member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a sub-
functions. Offered with the collaboration of Red Rocks Com-
ject matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: Indepen-
munity College. Co-requisite or Prerequisite:
dent Study form must be complete and submitted to the
ESGN/BELS303 or equivalent. 3 hours laboratory; 1 semes-
Registrar. Variable credit: 1-6. Repeatable for credit under
ter hour.
different titles.
ESGN321/BELS321. INTRODUCTION TO GENETICS (II)
ESGN/SYGN203. NATURAL AND ENGINEERED ENVI-
A study of the mechanisms by which biological information
RONMENTAL SYSTEMS Introduction to natural and engi-
is encoded, stored, and transmitted, including Mendelian
neered environmental systems analysis. Environmental
genetics, molecular genetics, chromosome structure and re-
decision making, sustainable development, pollution sources,
arrangement, cytogenetics, and population genetics. Pre-
effects and prevention, and environmental life cycle assess-
requisite: General Biology I or equivalent. 3 hours lecture +
ment. The basic concepts of material balances, energy bal-
3 hours laboratory; 4 semester hours.
ances, chemical equilibrium and kinetics and structure and
ESGN/EGGN353. FUNDAMENTALS OF ENVIRONMEN-
function of biological systems will be used to analyze envi-
TAL SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING I (I, II) Topics cov-
ronmental systems. Case studies in sustainable development,
ered include history of water related environmental law and
industrial ecology, pollution prevention and life cycle assess-
regulation, major sources and concerns of water pollution,
ment with be covered. The goal of this course is to develop
water quality parameters and their measurement, material
problem-solving skills associated with the analysis of environ-
and energy balances, water chemistry concepts, microbial
mental systems. Prerequisites: CHGN124 or concurrent;
concepts, aquatic toxicology and risk assessment. Prerequi-
MATH112 or concurrent; PHGN 100; SYGN101. 3 semester
site: Junior standing or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture;
hours.
3 semester hours.
ESGN301/BELS301. GENERAL BIOLOGY I (I) This is
ESGN/EGGN354. FUNDAMENTALS OF ENVIRONMEN-
the first semester an introductory course in Biology. Empha-
TAL SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING II (II) Introductory
sis is placed on the methods of science; structural, molecular,
level fundamentals in atmospheric systems, air pollution con-
and energetic basis of cellular activities; genetic variability
trol, solid waste management, hazardous waste management,
and evolution; diversity and life processes in plants and ani-
waste minimization, pollution prevention, role and responsi-
mals; and, principles of ecology. Prerequisite: None. 3 hours
bilities of public institutions and private organizations in en-
lecture; 3 semester hours.
vironmental management (relative to air, solid and hazardous
ESGN303/BELS303. GENERAL BIOLOGY II (II) This is
waste. Prerequisite: Junior standing or consent of instructor.
the continuation of General Biology I. Emphasis is placed on
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
an examination of organisms as the products of evolution.
ESGN398. SPECIAL TOPICS IN ENVIRONMENTAL SCI-
The diversity of life forms will be explored. Special attention
ENCE AND ENGINEERING (I, II) Pilot course or special
will be given to the vertebrate body (organs, tissues and sys-
topics course. Topics chosen from special interests of instruc-
tems) and how it functions. Prerequisite: General Biology I,
tor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is offered only once.
or equivalent. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Variable credit: 1-6
ESGN311/BELS311. GENERAL BIOLOGY I LABORA-
semester hours. Repeatable for credit under different titles.
TORY (I) This course provides students with laboratory exer-
ESGN399. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Individual re-
cises that complement lectures given in ESGN301/BELS301,
search or special problem projects supervised by a faculty
the first semester introductory course in Biology. Emphasis is
member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a sub-
placed on the methods of science; structural, molecular, and
ject matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: “Indepen-
energetic basis of cellular activities; genetic variability and
dent Study” form must be completed and submitted to the
evolution; diversity and life processes in plants and animals;
Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for
and, principles of ecology. Offered with the collaboration of
credit under different titles.
Red Rocks Community College. Corequisite or Prerequisite:
ESGN401. FUNDAMENTALS OF ECOLOGY (I) Biologi-
ESGN/BELS301 or equivalent. 3 hours laboratory; 1 semes-
cal and ecological principles discussed and industrial exam-
ter hour.
ples of their use given. Analysis of ecosystem processes,
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such as erosion, succession, and how these processes relate
of distribution systems. Also includes regulatory analysis
to engineering activities, including engineering design and
under the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA). Prerequisite:
plant operation. Criteria and performance standards analyzed
EGGN353 or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semes-
for facility siting, pollution control, and mitigation of im-
ter hours.
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
ESGN402/BELS402. CELL BIOLOGY AND PHYSIOL-
sources and the end-of-pipe waste streams and process resid-
OGY (II) An introduction to the morphological, biochemical
uals that are generated in some key industries. Prerequisite:
and biophysical properties of cells and their significance in
EGGN354. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
the life processes. Prerequisite: General Biology I, or equiva-
ESGN/EGGN456. SCIENTIFIC BASIS OF ENVIRON-
lent. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
MENTAL REGULATIONS (I) A critical examination of the
ESGN403/CHGN403. INTRODUCTION TO ENVIRON-
experiments, calculations and assumptions underpinning nu-
MENTAL CHEMISTRY (I) Processes by which natural and
merical and narrative standards contained in federal and state
anthropogenic chemicals interact, react and are transformed
environmental regulations. Top-down investigations of the
and redistributed in various environmental compartments.
historical development of selected regulatory guidelines and
Air, soil and aqueous (fresh and saline surface and ground-
permitting procedures. Student directed design of improved
waters) environments are covered, along with specialized
regulations. Prerequisite: EGGN353. 3 hours lecture; 3 se-
environments such as waste treatment facilities and the upper
mester hours.
atmosphere. Prerequisites: SYGN101, DCGN209, and
ESGN/EGGN457. SITE REMEDIATION ENGINEERING
CHGN222. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
(II) This course describes the engineering principles and
ESGN440. ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTION: SOURCES,
practices associated with the characterization and remedia-
CHARACTERISTICS, TRANSPORT AND FATE (I) This
tion of contaminated sites. Methods for site characterization
course describes the environmental behavior of inorganic and
and risk assessment will be highlighted while the emphasis
organic chemicals in multimedia environments, including
will be on remedial action screening processes and technol-
water, air, sediment and biota. Sources and characteristics of
ogy principles and conceptual design. Common isolation and
contaminants in the environment are discussed as broad cate-
containment and in-situ and ex-situ treatment technology will
gories, with some specific examples from various industries.
be covered. Computerized decision-support tools will be
Attention is focused on the persistence, reactivity, and parti-
used and case studies will be presented. Prerequisites:
tioning behavior of contaminants in environmental media.
EGGN353, EGGN354 or consent of instructor. 3 hours
Both steady and unsteady state multimedia environmental
lecture; 3 semester hours.
models are developed and applied to contaminated sites. The
ESGN462/MTGN462. SOLID WASTE MINIMIZATION
principles of contaminant transport in surface water, ground-
AND RECYCLING (I) This course will examine, using case
water and air are also introduced. The course provides stu-
studies, how industry applies engineering principles to mini-
dents with the conceptual basis and mathematical tools for
mize waste formation and to meet solid waste recycling chal-
predicting the behavior of contaminants in the environment.
lenges. Both proven and emerging solutions to solid waste
Prerequisite: EGGN353 or consent of instructor. 3 hours lec-
environmental problems, especially those associated with
ture; 3 semester hours.
metals, will be discussed. Prerequisites: EGGN/ESGN353,
ESGN/EGGN453. WASTEWATER ENGINEERING (I)
EGGN/ESGN354, and ESGN302/CHGN403 or consent of
The goal of this course is to familiarize students with the
instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
fundamental phenomena involved in wastewater treatment
ESGN463. POLLUTION PREVENTION: FUNDAMEN-
processes (theory) and the engineering approaches used in
TALS AND PRACTICE (II) The objective of this course is to
designing such processes (design). This course will focus on
introduce the principles of pollution prevention, environmen-
the physical, chemical and biological processes applied to
tally benign products and processes, and manufacturing sys-
liquid wastes of municipal origin. Treatment objectives will
tems. The course provides a thorough foundation in pollution
be discussed as the driving force for wastewater treatment.
prevention concepts and methods. Engineers and scientists are
Prerequisite: ESGN353 or consent of instructor. 3 hours lec-
given the tools to incorporate environmental consequences into
ture; 3 semester hours.
decision-making. Sources of pollution and its consequences
ESGN/EGGN454. WATER SUPPLY ENGINEERING (II)
are detailed. Focus includes sources and minimization of in-
Water supply availability and quality. Theory and design of
dustrial pollution; methodology for life-cycle assessments and
conventional potable water treatment and processes. Design
developing successful pollution prevention plans; technological
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means for minimizing the use of water, energy, and reagents in
Geology and Geological
manufacturing; and tools for achieving a sustainable society.
Materials selection, process and product design, and packaging
Engineering
are also addressed. Prerequisite: EGGN/ESGN353 or
EGGN/ESGN354 or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3
JOHN D. HUMPHREY, Associate Professor and Interim Department
semester hours.
Head
JOHN B. CURTIS, Professor
ESGN490. ENVIRONMENTAL LAW (I) Specially de-
WENDY J. HARRISON, Professor
signed for the needs of the environmental quality engineer,
MURRAY W. HITZMAN, Professor, Charles F. Fogarty Professor of
scientist, planner, manager, government regulator, consultant,
Economic Geology
or advocate. Highlights include how our legal system works,
EILEEN POETER, Professor
environmental law fundamentals, all major US EPA/state en-
STEPHEN A. SONNENBERG, Professor, Charles Boettcher
forcement programs, the National Environmental Policy Act,
Distinguished Chair in Petroleum Geology
air and water pollutant laws, risk assessment and manage-
RICHARD F. WENDLANDT, Professor
ment, and toxic and hazardous substance laws (RCRA,
DAVID A. BENSON, Associate Professor
L. GRAHAM CLOSS, Associate Professor
CERCLA, TSCA, LUST, etc). Prerequisites: ESGN353
JERRY D. HIGGINS, Associate Professor
or ESGN354, or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture;
KEVIN W. MANDERNACK, Associate Professor (also Chemistry
3 semester hours.
& Geochemistry)
ESGN498. SPECIAL TOPICS IN ENVIRONMENTAL SCI-
JOHN E. McCRAY, Associate Professor
ENCE AND ENGINEERING (I, II) Pilot course or special
ERIC P. NELSON, Associate Professor
topics course. Topics chosen from special interests of instruc-
PIRET PLINK-BJORKLUND, Associate Professor
PAUL SANTI, Associate Professor
tor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is offered only once.
BRUCE TRUDGILL, Associate Professor
Prerequisite: Instructor consent. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit
WEI ZHOU, Assoicate Professor
hours. Repeatable for credit under different titles.
NIGEL KELLY, Assistant Professor
ESGN499. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Individual re-
CHRISTIAN V. SHOREY, Instructor
search or special problem projects supervised by a faculty
CHARLES F. KLUTH, Distinguished Scientist
member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a sub-
DAVID PYLES, Research Professor
ject matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: “Indepen-
DONNA S. ANDERSON, Research Associate Professor
MASON DYKSTRA, Research Associate Professor
dent Study” form must be completed and submitted to the
NICHOLAS B. HARRIS, Research Associate Professor
Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for
KARIN HOAL, Research Associate Professor
credit under different titles.
MAEVE BOLAND, Research Assistant Professor
RENAUD BOUROULLEC, Research Assistant Professor
MARY CARR, Research Assistant Professor
THOMAS L.T. GROSE, Professor Emeritus
JOHN D. HAUN, Professor Emeritus
NIEL F. HURLEY, Professor Emeritus, Charles Boettcher
Distinguished Chair in Petroleum Geology
RICHARD W. HUTCHINSON, Professor Emeritus
KEENAN LEE, Professor Emeritus
SAMUEL B. ROMBERGER, Emeritus Professor
A. KEITH TURNER, Professor Emeritus
JOHN E. WARME, Professor Emeritus
ROBERT J. WEIMER, Professor Emeritus
TIMOTHY A. CROSS, Associate Professor Emeritus
GREGORY S. HOLDEN, Associate Professor Emeritus
Program Description
A Bachelor of Science degree in Geological Engineering
is the basis for careers concentrating on the interaction of
humans and the earth. Geological Engineers deal with a wide
variety of the resource and environmental problems that
come with accommodating more and more people on a finite
planet. Geologic hazards and conditions must be recognized
and considered in the location and design of foundations for
buildings, roads and other structures; waste disposal facilities
must be properly located, designed and constructed; contami-
nated sites and ground water must be accurately character-
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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
level instruction in integrated applications to real problems.
considerable time outdoors in the mountains and canyons of
Engineering design is integrated throughout the four year
Utah and southwestern Colorado.
program, beginning in Design I (Freshman year) and ending
At the senior level, students begin to focus on a career path
with the capstone design courses in the senior year. The pro-
by taking course sequences in at least two areas of geological
gram is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Com-
engineering specialization. The course sequences begin with
mission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and
a 4 unit course in the fundamentals of a field of geological
Technology, 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD
engineering which is followed by a 3 unit design-oriented
21202-4012, telephone (410) 347-7700. Students have the
course that emphasizes experience in direct application of
background to take the Fundamentals of Engineering Exam,
principles through design projects.
the first step in becoming a registered Professional Engineer.
Students interested in careers in Geological Engineering
Graduates follow five general career paths:
are encouraged to enroll in a one unit Spring course (GEOL102)
Engineering Geology and Geotechnics. Careers in site
entitled “Careers in Geological Engineering.” The course, a
investigation, design and stabilization of foundations or
series of presentations by faculty and outside professionals
slopes; site characterization, design, construction and
on all aspects of these careers, is designed to provide students
remediation of waste disposal sites or contaminated sites;
with the background necessary to make informed career
and assessment of geologic hazards for civil, mining or
decisions. All students are invited to participate.
environmental engineering projects.
Program Educational Objectives (Bachelor of
Ground-Water Engineering. Careers in assessment and
Science in Geological Engineering)
remediation of ground-water contamination, design of
In addition to contributing toward achieving the educa-
ground-water control facilities for geotechnical projects and
tional objectives described in the CSM Graduate Profile and
exploration for and development of ground-water supplies.
the ABET Accreditation Criteria, the Geological Engineering
Petroleum Exploration and Development Engineering.
Program at CSM has established the following program edu-
Careers in search for and development of oil, gas and coal
cational objectives:
and their efficient extraction.
Graduates of the Department should have depth and
Mineral Exploration and Development Engineering.
breadth in one or more of the following fields: ground-water
Careers in search for and development of natural deposits of
engineering, engineering geology and geotechnics, environ-
metals, industrial materials and rock aggregate.
mental geology, and natural resource exploration and devel-
Geological Science. Students are also well prepared to
opment. They should have the knowledge and experience to
pursue careers in basic geoscience. Graduates have become
recognize problems and design solutions through application
experts in fields as divergent as global climate change, the
of scientific and engineering principles and methods.
early history of the Earth, planetary science, fractal represen-
Graduates must have the communication skills which per-
tation of ground-water flow and simulation of sedimentary
mit them to convey technical information, geoscience and
rock sequences, to name a few. Careers are available in re-
geoengineering concepts, and results of technical studies to
search and education.
peers and the lay public. Communication skills include oral,
The curriculum may be followed along two concentration
written and graphic presentations, computer-based retrieval,
paths with slightly different upper division requirements.
manipulation and analysis of technical information, and gen-
Both concentrations are identical in the first two years as stu-
eral computer literacy.
dents study basic science, mathematics, engineering science,
Graduates should appreciate and respect the characteristics
and geological science. In the junior year those students
and worth of leadership and teamwork, and should possess
pursuing careers in ground-water engineering, engineering
the attitude that teamwork and cooperation are equally im-
geology and geotechnics, or geoenvironmental engineering
portant values as leadership.
applications follow the Environmental, Engineering Geology
Graduates should have the skills and desire, as well as tech-
and Geotechnics, and Ground-Water Engineering Concentra-
nical breadth and depth, to continue their personal and profes-
tion. Students anticipating careers in resource exploration
sional growth through life-long learning. Graduates should
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have the understanding that personal and professional flexi-
LAIS/EBGN H&SS GenEd Restricted 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
elective must be selected so that the total technical elective credit
approaches toward thinking and analysis, and personal pref-
hours are composed of a balance of engineering science and engi-
erence. They should feel capable of working in a technical
neering design.
capacity and communicating with others in an international
Summer Field Term
lec. lab. sem.hrs.
geoscience and geoengineering arena.
GEGN316 Field Geology
6
6
Graduates should practice ethical behavior and integrity,
Senior Year Fall Semester
lec. lab. sem.hrs.
and they should function such that their society benefits from
GEGN4— Option Elective
3
3
4
their work in the geosciences and geoengineering disciplines.
GEGN4— Option Elective
3
3
4
Program Requirements
GEGN432 Geological Data Management
1
6
3
In order to achieve the program goals listed above, every stu-
LAIS/EBGN H&SS GenEd Restricted Elective II 3
3
Free Elective
3
dent working towards the Bachelor of Science Degree in Geo-
Total
17
logical Engineering must complete the following requirements:
Senior Year Spring Semester
lec. lab. sem.hrs.
Degree Requirements (Geological Engineering)
GEGN4— Design Elective
2
3
3
Sophomore Year Fall Semester
lec. lab. sem.hrs.
GEGN4— Design Elective
2
3
3
GEGN202 Geol. Principles & Processes
3
3
4
LAIS/EBGN H&SS GenEd Restricted Elective III 3
3
MATH213 Calc. for Scientists & Engn’rs III
4
4
Free Elective
3
DCGN241 Statics
3
3
Free Elective
3
SYGN200 Human Systems
3
3
Total
15
PAGN201 Physical Education III
2
0.5
Total
14.5
Degree Total
136.5
Sophomore Year Spring Semester
lec. lab. sem.hrs.
Option Electives:
EPIC251 GIS Epics II
2
3
3
Students must take TWO of the following four courses.
GEGN206 Earth Materials
2
3
3
GEGN401 Mineral Deposits
4 credits
MATH225 Differential Equations
3
3
GEGN438 Petroleum Geology
4 credits
PHGN200 Physics II
3.5
3
4.5
GEGN467 Ground-Water Engineering
4 credits
EGGN320 Mechanics of Materials
3
3
GEGN468 Engineering Geology & Geotechnics
4 credits
PAGN202 Physical Education IV
2
0.5
Design Electives:
Total
17
Students must take TWO design courses, corresponding in
Following the sophomore year, Geological Engineering students
subject area to the Option Elective.
choose from one of two concentrations: 1. Minerals and Petroleum
Exploration Engineering 2. Environmental, Engineering Geology
GEGN403 Mineral Exploration Design
3 credits
and Geotechnics, and Ground-water Engineering
GEGN439 Multi-Disciplinary Petroleum Design
3 credits
GEGN469 Engineering Geology Design
3 credits
Minerals and Petroleum Exploration Engineering
GEGN470 Ground-Water Engineering Design
3 credits
Concentration
Recommended for students intending careers in explora-
Environmental, Engineering Geology and Geotechnics,
tion and development of mineral and fuels resources, or in-
and Ground-Water Engineering Concentration
tending careers in geoscience research and education.
Recommended for students intending careers in geotechni-
cal engineering, hydrogeology, or other environmental engi-
Junior Year Fall Semester
lec. lab. sem.hrs.
neering careers.
GEOL309 Structural Geology
3
3
4
GEOL321 Mineralogy & Mineral
Junior Year Fall Semester
lec. lab. sem.hrs.
Characterization
2
3
3
GEOL309 Structural Geology
3
3
4
DCGN209 Thermodynamics
3
3
DCGN209 Introduction to Thermodynamics
3
3
EBGN201 Principles of Economics
3
3
or
EGGN361 Soil Mechanics OR
3
3
EGGN371 Thermodynamics
3
3
MNGN321 Introduction to Rock Mechanics*
2
3
3
EBGN201 Principles of Economics
3
3
Total
16
EGGN361 Soil Mechanics
3
3
EGGN363 Soil Mechanics Lab
1
1
Junior Year Spring Semester
lec. lab. sem.hrs.
EGGN351 Fluid Mechanics
3
3
GEGN307 Petrology
2
3
3
Total
17
GEGN317 Field Methods
6
2
GEOL314 Stratigraphy
3
3
4
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Junior Year Spring Semester
lec. lab. sem.hrs.
ESGN440 Environmental Pollution
GEGN317 Field Methods
6
2
ESGN/EGGN455 Solid & Hazardous Waste Engineering
GEGN473 Site Investigation
3
3
ESGN/EGGN456 Scientific Basis of Environmental Regulations
GEOL314 Stratigraphy
3
3
4
ESGN/EGGN457 Site Remediation Engineering
LAIS/EBGN H&SS GenEd Restricted Elective I
3
3
ESGN490 Environmental Law
MNGN321 Rock Mechanics
2
3
3
ESGN/CHGN403 Intro. to Environmental Chemistry
Total
15
GEGN499 Independent Study in Hydrogeology
Summer Field Term
lec. lab. sem.hrs.
GEGN475 Applications of Geographic Information Systems
GEGN316 Field Geology
6
6
GEGN481 Advanced Hydrology
GEGN483 Math Modeling of Ground-Water Systems
Senior Year Fall Semester
lec. lab. sem.hrs.
GEOL321 Mineralogy & Mineral Characterization
GEGN468 Engineering Geology
3
3
4
GPGN311 Survey of Exploration Geophysics
GEGN467 Ground-Water Engineering
3
3
4
LAIS487 Environmental Politics & Policy
GEGN432 Geological Data Management
1
6
3
LAIS488 Water Politics & Policy
LAIS/EBGN H&SS GenEd Restricted Elective II 3
3
CSCI260 Fortran Programming
Free Elective
3
3
CSCI261 Programming Concepts
Total
17
MATH332 Linear Algebra
Senior Year Spring Semester
lec. lab. sem.hrs.
MATH333 Intro to Mathematical Modeling
GEGN469 Engineering Geology Design
3
3
Geological Engineering Minor
GEGN470 Ground-Water Engineering Design 3
3
Students, other than Geological Engineering majors, desir-
LAIS/EBGN H&SS GenEd Restricted Elective III 3
3
Free Elective
3
3
ing to receive a minor in Geological Engineering must com-
Free Elective
3
3
plete 18 hours of Geology and Geological Engineering
Total
15
courses as follows:
Degree Total
134.5
1. SYGN101 Earth and Environmental Systems
Students in the Environmental, Engineering Geology and
2. At least one course from each of the following groups:
Geotechnics, and Ground-Water Engineering Concentration
Earth Materials
may further specialize by utilizing their free elective courses
GEGN206 Earth Materials
to emphasize a specific specialty. Suggested courses are pre-
Structural Geology
sented below and should be selected in consultation with the
GEOL308 Applied Structural Geology or
student’s advisor. The emphasis area is an informal designa-
GEOL309 Structural Geology and Tectonics
tion only and it will not appear on the transcript.
Stratigraphy
Engineering Geology and Geotechnics Emphasis:
GEOL314 Stratigraphy or
EGGN464 Foundations
GEOL315 Sedimentology and Stratigraphy
GEGN475 Applications of Geographic Information Systems
EBGN321 Engineering Economics
3. One senior area elective course can be chosen from the
EGGN465 Unsaturated Soil Mechanics
following:
GEGN399 Independent Study in Engineering Geology
GEGN401 Mineral Deposits
GEGN476 Desktop Mapping Applications for Project Data
GEGN438 Petroleum Geology
Management
GEGN467 Ground-Water Engineering
GEGN499 Independent Study in Engineering Geology
GEGN468 Engineering Geology & Geotechnics
GEGN307 Petrology
GEOL321 Mineralogy & Mineral Characterization
4. Elective Geology & Geological Engineering courses to
CSCI261 Programming Concepts
total 18 credits. (Design electives listed below are strongly
MNGN404 Tunneling
recommended.)
MNGN408 Underground Design and Construction
GEGN403 Mineral Exploration Design
MNGN410 Excavation Project Management
GEGN439 Multi-Disciplinary Petroleum Design
MNGN445/545 Rock Slope Design
GEGN469 Engineering Geology Design
Water Engineering Emphasis:
GEGN470 Ground-Water Engineering Design
EBGN321 Engineering Economics
Area of Special Interest
EGGN/ESGN353 Fundamentals of Environmental Sci. & Engr. I
An Area of Special Interest (ASI) consists of 12 or more
EGGN/ESGN354 Fundamentals of Environmental Sci. & Engr. II
EGGN451 Hydraulic Problems
hours of course work. To receive an ASI, a student must take
EGGN465 Unsaturated Soil Mechanics
at least 12 hours of a logical sequence of courses, only three
EGGN473 Fluid Mechanics
credit hours of which may be at the 100- or 200- level.
EGGN/ESGN453 Wastewater Engineering
Additionally a total of not more than three credit hours of
EGGN/ESGN454 Water Supply Engineering
the sequence may be specifically required by the degree pro-
ESGN401 Fundamentals of Ecology
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gram in which the student is graduating. For Geological
GEGN/GEOL298. SEMINAR IN GEOLOGY OR GEO-
Engineering, ASI students must satisfy item 2 of the
LOGICAL ENGINEERING (I, II) Special topics classes
Geological Engineering minor requirements above, or gain
taught on a one-time basis. May include lecture, laboratory
written approval of an alternative program.
and field trip activities. Prerequisite: Approval of instructor
Description of Courses
and department head. Variable credit; 1 to 6 semester hours.
Repeatable for credit under different titles.
Freshman Year
GEOL102. INTRODUCTION TO GEOLOGICAL ENGI-
GEGN299. INDEPENDENT STUDY IN ENGINEERING
NEERING (II) Presentations by faculty members and out-
GEOLOGY OR ENGINEERING HYDROGEOLOGY (I, II)
side professionals of case studies to provide a comprehensive
Individual special studies, laboratory and/or field problems in
overview of the fields of Geology and Geological Engineer-
geological engineering or engineering hydrogeology. Pre-
ing and the preparation necessary to pursue careers in those
requisite: “Independent Study” form must be completed and
fields. A short paper on an academic professional path will be
submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6 semester hours.
required. Prerequisite: SYGN101 or concurrent enrollment.
Repeatable for credit.
1 hour lecture; 1 semester hour.
GEOL299. INDEPENDENT STUDY IN GEOLOGY (I, II)
GEGN/GEOL198. SEMINAR IN GEOLOGY OR GEO-
Individual special studies, laboratory and/or field problems in
LOGICAL ENGINEERING (I, II) Special topics classes
geology. Prerequisite: “Independent Study” form must be
taught on a one-time basis. May include lecture, laboratory
completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit;
and field trip activities. Prerequisite: Approval of instructor
1 to 6 semester hours. Repeatable for credit.
and department head. Variable credit; 1 to 6 semester hours.
Junior Year
Repeatable for credit under different titles.
GEGN307. PETROLOGY (II) An introduction to igneous,
GEGN199. INDEPENDENT STUDY IN ENGINEERING
sedimentary and metamorphic processes, stressing the appli-
GEOLOGY OR ENGINEERING HYDROGEOLOGY (I, II)
cation of chemical and physical mechanisms to study the ori-
Individual special studies, laboratory and/or field problems
gin, occurrence, and association of rock types. Emphasis on
in geological engineering or engineering hydrogeology. Pre-
the megascopic and microscopic classification, description,
requisite: “Independent Study” form must be completed and
and interpretation of rocks. Analysis of the fabric and physi-
submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
cal properties. Prerequisite: GEOL321, DCGN209. 2 hours
Repeatable for credit.
lecture, 3 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
GEOL199. INDEPENDENT STUDY IN GEOLOGY (I, II)
GEOL308. INTRODUCTORY APPLIED STRUCTURAL
Individual special studies, laboratory and/or field problems
GEOLOGY (II) Nature and origin of structural features of
in geology. Prerequisite: “Independent Study” form must be
Earth’s crust emphasizing oil entrapment and control of ore
completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit;
deposition. Structural patterns and associations are discussed
1 to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for credit.
in context of stress/strain and plate tectonic theories, using
examples of North American deformed belts. Lab and field
Sophomore Year
projects in structural geometry, map air photo and cross sec-
GEGN 202. GEOLOGIC PRINCIPLES AND PROCESSES
tion interpretation, and structural analysis. Course required
(I) Introduction to principles of geomorphology and histori-
of all PEGN and MNGN students. Prerequisite: SYGN101.
cal geology. Geomorphology of glacial, volcanic, arid, karst,
2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
and complex geological landscapes. Introduction to weather-
ing, soils, hillslopes, and drainage systems. Geologic time
GEOL309. STRUCTURAL GEOLOGY AND TECTONICS
scale and deep time, stratigraphic principles, evolution and
(I) (WI) Recognition, habitat, and origin of deformational
the fossil record, geochronology, plate tectonics, and critical
structures related to stresses and strains (rock mechanics and
events in Earth history. Laboratories emphasize fieldwork in
microstructures) and modern tectonics. Structural development
geomorphic regions of Colorado, map skills, time and order-
of the Appalachian and Cordilleran systems. Comprehensive
ing of geologic events, and fossil preservation and identifica-
laboratory projects use descriptive geometry, stereographic
tion. Prerequisite: SYGN 101, 3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab:
projection, structural contours, map and air photo interpreta-
4 semester hours.
tion, structural cross section and structural pattern analysis.
Required of Geological and Geophysical Engineers. Pre-
GEGN206. EARTH MATERIALS (II) Introduction to Earth
requisite: SYGN101, GEGN 202 and GEGN 206 or
Materials, emphasizing the structure, formation, and behavior
GPGN210. 3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 4 semester hours.
of minerals and rocks. Laboratories emphasize the recognition,
description, and engineering evaluation of earth materials.
GEOL 310. EARTH MATERIALS AND RESOURCES (II)
Prerequisite: SYGN101. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 3 se-
Introduction to Earth Materials, emphasizing the structure,
mester hours.
formation, distribution and engineering behavior of minerals,
rocks and ores. Laboratories emphasize the recognition, de-
scription and engineering evaluation of natural materials.
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Lectures present the knowledge of natural materials,
exercises required. Prerequisite to GEGN316. Prerequisite:
processes and resources necessary for mining engineering ca-
GEGN202, GEOL309 or GEOL308. Completion or concur-
reers. Prerequisite: SYGN 101. 3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab:
rent enrollment in GEGN206 and GEOL314. 1 hour lecture,
4 semester hours.
8 hours field; 2 semester hours.
GEOL 311. STRUCTURAL GEOLOGY FOR MINING EN-
GEOL321. MINERALOGY AND MINERAL CHARAC-
GINEERS (I) Nature and origin of structural features of
TERIZATION (I) Principles of mineralogy and mineral
Earth's crust emphasizing structural controls of ore deposits
characterization. Crystallography of naturally occurring
and analysis of structures related to rock engineering and
materials. Principles of crystal chemistry. Interrelationships
mining. Structural features and processes are related to
among mineral structure, external shape, chemical composi-
stress/strain theory and rock mechanics principles. Lab and
tion, and physical properties. Introduction to mineral stabil-
field projects include deformation experiments, geologic
ity. Laboratories emphasize analytical methods, including
map, cross section, and orientation data analysis of structural
X-ray diffraction, scanning electron microscopy, and optical
features including fractures, faults, folds, and rock cleavages.
microscopy. Prerequisite: SYGN 101, CHGN 124, GEGN
Prerequisite: SYGN 101. 2 semester hours combined lecture
206. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab: 3 semester hours.
and lab.
GEGN340. COOPERATIVE EDUCATION (I, II, S) Super-
GEOL314. STRATIGRAPHY (II) Lectures and laboratory
vised, full-time, engineering-related employment for a con-
and field exercises in concepts of stratigraphy and biostratig-
tinuous six-month period (or its equivalent) in which specific
raphy, facies associations in various depositional environments,
educational objectives are achieved. Prerequisite: Second
sedimentary rock sequences and geometries in sedimentary
semester sophomore status and a cumulative grade-point
basins, and geohistory analysis of sedimentary basins. Pre-
average of at least 2.00. 1 to 3 semester hours. Cooperative
requisite: SYGN101, GEGN202. 3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab;
Education credit does not count toward graduation except
4 semester hours.
under special conditions. Repeatable.
GEOL315. SEDIMENTOLOGY AND STRATIGRAPHY (I)
GEGN342. ENGINEERING GEOMORPHOLOGY (I)
Integrated lecture, laboratory and field exercises on the gene-
Study of interrelationships between internal and external
sis of sedimentary rocks as related to subsurface porosity and
earth processes, geologic materials, time, and resulting land-
permeability development and distribution for non-geology
forms on the Earth’s surface. Influences of geomorphic
majors. Emphasis is placed on siliciclastic systems of vary-
processes on design of natural resource exploration programs
ing degrees of heterogeneity. Topics include diagenesis, fa-
and siting and design of geotechnical and geohydrologic
cies analysis, correlation techniques, and sequence and
projects. Laboratory analysis of geomorphic and geologic
seismic stratigraphy. Application to hydrocarbon exploitation
features utilizing maps, photo interpretation and field obser-
stressed throughout the course. Required of all PEGN stu-
vations. Prerequisite: SYGN101. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab;
dents. Prerequisite: SYGN101, PEGN308, or consent of in-
3 semester hours.
structor. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
GEGN/GEOL398. SEMINAR IN GEOLOGY OR GEO-
GEGN316. FIELD GEOLOGY (S) Six weeks of field work,
LOGICAL ENGINEERING (I, II) Special topics classes
stressing geology of the Southern Rocky Mountain Province.
taught on a one-time basis. May include lecture, laboratory
Measurement of stratigraphic sections. Mapping of igneous,
and field trip activities. Prerequisite: Approval of instructor
metamorphic, and sedimentary terrain using air photos, topo-
and department head. Variable credit; 1 to 6 semester hours.
graphic maps, plane table, and other methods. Diversified
Repeatable for credit under different titles.
individual problems in petroleum geology, mining geology,
GEGN399. INDEPENDENT STUDY IN ENGINEERING
engineering geology, structural geology, and stratigraphy.
GEOLOGY OR ENGINEERING HYDROGEOLOGY (I, II)
Formal reports submitted on several problems. Frequent
Individual special studies, laboratory and/or field problems in
evening lectures and discussion sessions. Field trips empha-
geological engineering or engineering hydrogeology. Pre-
size regional geology as well as mining, petroleum, and engi-
requisite: “Independent Study” form must be completed and
neering projects. . Prerequisite: GEGN 202 , GEGN 206,
submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
GEOL314, GEOL309, and GEGN317. 6 semester hours
Repeatable for credit.
(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. Repeatable for credit.
metamorphic, structural, and surficial terrains using aerial
photographs, topographic maps and compass and pace meth-
ods. Geologic cross sections maps, and reports. Weekend
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well log analysis, stratigraphic correlation, production map-
GEGN401. MINERAL DEPOSITS (I) Introductory presenta-
ping, hydrodynamics and exploration exercises. Prerequisite:
tion of magmatic, hydrothermal, and sedimentary metallic ore
GEOL309 and GEOL314; GEGN316 or GPGN486 or
deposits. Chemical, petrologic, structural, and sedimentologi-
PEGN316. 3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 4 semester hours.
cal processes that contribute to ore formation. Description of
GEGN/GPGN/PEGN439. MULTI-DISCIPLINARY PETRO-
classic deposits representing individual deposit types. Re-
LEUM DESIGN (II) (WI) This is a multi-disciplinary de-
view of exploration sequences. Laboratory consists of hand
sign course that integrates fundamentals and design concepts
specimen study of host rock-ore mineral suites and mineral
in geological, geophysical, and petroleum engineering. Stu-
deposit evaluation problems. Prerequisite: GEGN316 and
dents work in integrated teams from each of the disciplines.
DCGN209. 3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 4 semester hours.
Open-ended design problems are assigned including the de-
GEGN403. MINERAL EXPLORATION DESIGN (II) (WI)
velopment of a prospect in an exploration play and a detailed
Exploration project design: commodity selection, target se-
engineering field study. Detailed reports are required for the
lection, genetic models, alternative exploration approaches
prospect evaluation and engineering field study. Prerequisite:
and associated costs, exploration models, property acquisi-
GE Majors: GEOL308 or GEOL309, GEGN438, GEGN316,
tion, and preliminary economic evaluation. Lectures and lab-
EPIC 251; PE majors: PEGN316, PEGN414, PEGN422,
oratory exercises to simulate the entire exploration sequence
PEGN423, PEGN424 (or concurrent) GEOL308, EPIC 251;
from inception and planning through implementation to dis-
GP Majors: GPGN302 , GPGN303 and EPIC 251. 2 hours
covery, with initial ore reserve calculations and preliminary
lecture; 3 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
economic evaluation. Prerequisite: GEGN401 and EPIC251.
GEGN442. ADVANCED ENGINEERING GEOMOR-
2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
PHOLOGY (II) Application of quantitative geomorphic
GEGN404. ORE MICROSCOPY/ FLUID INCLUSIONS
techniques to engineering problems. Map interpretation,
(II) Identification of ore minerals using reflected light
photo interpretation, field observations, computer modeling,
microscopy, micro-hardness, and reflectivity techniques.
and GIS analysis methods. Topics include: coastal engineer-
Petrographic analysis of ore textures and their significance.
ing, fluvial processes, river engineering, controlling water
Guided research on the ore mineralogy and ore textures of
and wind erosion, permafrost engineering. Multi-week de-
classic ore deposits. Prerequisites: GEOL321, GEGN401, or
sign projects and case studies. Prerequisite: GEGN342 and
consent of instructor. 6 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
GEGN468, or graduate standing; GEGN475/575 recom-
GEGN405. MINERAL DEPOSITS (I) Physical and chemi-
mended. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
cal characteristics and geologic and geographic setting of
GEGN466. GROUNDWATER ENGINEERING (I) Theory
magmatic, hydrothermal, and sedimentary metallic mineral
of groundwater occurrence and flow. Relation of ground-
deposits from the aspects of genesis, exploration, and min-
water to surface; potential distribution and flow; theory of
ing. For non-majors. Prerequisite: GEOL308 or concurrent
aquifer tests; water chemistry, water quality, and contaminant
enrollment. 2 hours lecture; 2 semester hours.
transport. Prerequisite: mathematics through calculus and
GEGN 432. GEOLOGICAL DATA MANAGEMENT (I)
MATH225, GEOL309, GEOL315, and EGGN351, or con-
Techniques for managing and analyzing geological data,
sent of instructor. 3 hours lecture, 3 semester hours.
including statistical analysis procedures and computer pro-
GEGN467. GROUNDWATER ENGINEERING (I) Theory
gramming. Topics addressed include elementary probability,
of groundwater occurrence and flow. Relation of ground-
populations and distributions, estimation, hypothesis testing,
water to surface water; potential distribution and flow; theory
analysis of data sequences, mapping, sampling and sample
of aquifer tests; water chemistry, water quality, and contami-
representativity, linear regression, and overview of univariate
nant transport. Laboratory sessions on water budgets, water
and multivariate statistical methods. Practical experience
chemistry, properties of porous media, solutions to hydraulic
with principles of software programming and statistical
flow problems, analytical and digital models, and hydrogeo-
analysis for geological applications via suppled software and
logic interpretation. Prerequisite: mathematics through calcu-
data sets from geological case histories. Prerequistes: Senior
lus and MATH225, GEOL309, GEOL314 or GEOL315, and
standing in Geological Engineering or permission of instruc-
EGGN351, or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture, 3 hours
tor. 1 hour lecture, 6 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
lab; 4 semester hours.
GEGN438. PETROLEUM GEOLOGY (I) Source rocks,
GEGN468. ENGINEERING GEOLOGY AND GEOTECH-
reservoir rocks, types of traps, temperature and pressure
NICS (I) Application of geology to evaluation of construc-
conditions of the reservoir, theories of origin and accumula-
tion, mining, and environmental projects such as dams,
tion of petroleum, geology of major petroleum fields and
waterways, tunnels, highways, bridges, buildings, mine
provinces of the world, and methods of exploration for petro-
design, and land-based waste disposal facilities. Design
leum. Term report required. Laboratory consists of study of
projects including field, laboratory, and computer analysis are
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an important part of the course. Prerequisite: MNGN321 and
GIS projects, as well as video presentations. Prerequisite:
concurrent enrollment in EGGN361/EGGN363 or consent of
SYGN101. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
instructor. 3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab, 4 semester hours.
GEGN476. DESKTOP MAPPING APPLICATIONS FOR
GEGN469. ENGINEERING GEOLOGY DESIGN (II) (WI)
PROJECT DATA MANAGEMENT (I, II) Conceptual over-
This is a capstone design course that emphasizes realistic
view and hands-on experience with a commercial desktop
engineering geologic/geotechnics projects. Lecture time is
mapping system. Display, analysis, and presentation mapping
used to introduce projects and discussions of methods and
functions; familiarity with the software components, includ-
procedures for project work. Several major projects will be
ing graphical user interface (GUI); methods for handling dif-
assigned and one to two field trips will be required. Students
ferent kinds of information; organization and storage of
work as individual investigators and in teams. Final written
project documents. Use of raster and vector data in an inte-
design reports and oral presentations are required. Prerequi-
grated environment; basic raster concepts; introduction to
site: GEGN468 or equivalent and EPIC251. 2 hours lecture,
GIS models, such as hill shading and cost/distance analysis.
3 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
Prerequisite: No previous knowledge of desktop mapping or
GEGN470. GROUND-WATER ENGINEERING DESIGN
GIS technology assumed. Some computer experience in op-
(II) (WI) Application of the principles of hydrogeology and
erating within a Windows environment recommended. 1 hour
ground-water engineering to water supply, geotechnical, or
lecture; 1 semester hour
water quality problems involving the design of well fields,
GEGN481. ADVANCED HYDROGEOLOGY (I) Lectures,
drilling programs, and/or pump tests. Engineering reports,
assigned readings, and discussions concerning the theory,
complete with specifications, analysis, and results, will be re-
measurement, and estimation of ground water parameters,
quired. Prerequisite: GEGN467 or equivalent or consent of
fractured-rock flow, new or specialized methods of well
instructor and EPIC251. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 3 se-
hydraulics and pump tests, tracer methods, and well con-
mester hours.
struction design. Design of well tests in variety of settings.
GEOL470/GPGN470. APPLICATIONS OF SATELLITE
Prerequisites: GEGN467 or consent of instructor. 3 hours
REMOTE SENSING (II) Students are introduced to geo-
lecture; 3 semester hours.
science applications of satellite remote sensing. Introductory
GEGN483. MATHEMATICAL MODELING OF GROUND-
lectures provide background on satellites, sensors, methodol-
WATER SYSTEMS (II) Lectures, assigned readings, and
ogy, and diverse applications. One or more areas of applica-
direct computer experience concerning the fundamentals and
tion are presented from a systems perspective. Guest lecturers
applications of analytical and finite-difference solutions to
from academia, industry, and government agencies present
ground water flow problems as well as an introduction to in-
case studies focusing on applications, which vary from se-
verse modeling. Design of computer models to solve ground
mester to semester. Students do independent term projects,
water problems. Prerequisites: Familiarity with computers,
under the supervision of a faculty member or guest lecturer,
mathematics through differential and integral calculus, and
that are presented both written and orally at the end of the
GEGN467. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
term. Prerequisites: consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture;
GEGN/GEOL498. SEMINAR IN GEOLOGY OR GEO-
3 semester hours.
LOGICAL ENGINEERING (I, II) Special topics classes
GEGN473. GEOLOGICAL ENGINEERING SITE INVES-
taught on a one-time basis. May include lecture, laboratory
TIGATION (II) Methods of field investigation, testing, and
and field trip activities. Prerequisite: Approval of instructor
monitoring for geotechnical and hazardous waste sites, in-
and department head. Variable credit; 1 to 6 semester hours.
cluding: drilling and sampling methods, sample logging,
Repeatable for credit under different titles.
field testing methods, instrumentation, trench logging,
GEGN499. INDEPENDENT STUDY IN ENGINEERING
foundation inspection, engineering stratigraphic column and
GEOLOGY OR ENGINEERING HYDROGEOLOGY (I, II)
engineering soils map construction. Projects will include tech-
Individual special studies, laboratory and/or field problems in
nical writing for investigations (reports, memos, proposals,
geological engineering or engineering hydrogeology. Pre-
workplans). Class will culminate in practice conducting sim-
requisite: “Independent Study” form must be completed and
ulated investigations (using a computer simulator). 3 hours
submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
lecture; 3 semester hours.
Repeatable for credit.
GEGN475. APPLICATIONS OF GEOGRAPHIC INFOR-
GEOL499. INDEPENDENT STUDY IN GEOLOGY (I, II)
MATION SYSTEMS (II) An introduction to Geographic
Individual special studies, laboratory and/or field problems in
Information Systems (GIS) and their applications to all areas
geology. Prerequisite: “Independent Study” form must be
of geology and geological engineering. Lecture topics in-
completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit;
clude: principles of GIS, data structures, digital elevation
1 to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for credit.
models, data input and verification, data analysis and spatial
modeling, data quality and error propagation, methods of
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Oceanography
Geophysics
GEOC407. ATMOSPHERE, WEATHER AND CLIMATE (II)
An introduction to the Earth’s atmosphere and its role in
TERENCE K. YOUNG, Professor and Department Head
weather patterns and long term climate. Provides basic
MICHAEL L. BATZLE, Baker Hughes Professor of Petrophysics
understanding of origin and evolution of the atmosphere,
and Borehole Geophysics
THOMAS L. DAVIS, Professor
Earth’s heat budget, global atmospheric circulation and
DAVE HALE, Charles Henry Green Professor of Exploration
modern climatic zones. Long- and short-term climate change
Geophysics
including paleoclimatology, the causes of glacial periods and
GARY R. OLHOEFT, Professor
global warming, and the depletion of the ozone layer. Causes
ROEL K. SNIEDER, Keck Foundation Professor of Basic
and effects of volcanic eruptions on climate, El Nino, acid
Exploration Science
rain, severe thunderstorms, tornadoes, hurricanes, and ava-
ILYA D. TSVANKIN, Professor
lanches are also discussed. Microclimates and weather pat-
THOMAS M. BOYD, Associate Professor and Dean of Graduate
terns common in Colorado. Prerequisite: Completion of CSM
Studies
freshman technical core, or equivalent. 3 hours lecture; 3 se-
YAOGUO LI, Associate Professor
mester hours. Offered alternate years; Spring 2005.
ANDRÉ REVIL, Associate Professor
PAUL C. SAVA, Assistant Professor
GEOC408. INTRODUCTION TO OCEANOGRAPHY (II)
NORMAN BLEISTEIN, Research Professor and University
An introduction to the scientific study of the oceans, includ-
Emeritus Professor
ing chemistry, physics, geology, biology, geophysics, and
KENNETH L. LARNER, Research Professor and University
mineral resources of the marine environment. Lectures from
Emeritus Professor
pertinent disciplines are included. Recommended back-
ROBERT D. BENSON, Research Associate Professor
ground: basic college courses in chemistry, geology, mathe-
MANIKA PRASAD, Research Associate Professor
FENG SU, Research Associate Professor
matics, and physics. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
STEPHEN J. HILL, Adjunct Associate Professor
Offered alternate years; Spring 2004.
DAVID J. WALD, Adjunct Associate Professor
CHARLES P. ODEN, Adjunct Assistant Professor
WARREN B. HAMILTON, Distinguished Senior Scientist
PIETER HOEKSTRA, Distinguished Senior Scientist
THOMAS R. LAFEHR, Distinguished Senior Scientist
MISAC N. NABIGHIAN, Distinguished Senior Scientist
ADEL ZOHDY, Distinguished Senior Scientist
FRANK A. HADSELL, Emeritus Professor
ALEXANDER A. KAUFMAN, Emeritus Professor
GEORGE V. KELLER, Emeritus Professor
PHILLIP R. ROMIG, JR., Emeritus Professor
Program Description
Geophysicists study the Earth’s interior through physical
measurements collected at the earth’s surface, in boreholes,
from aircraft, or from satellites. Using a combination of
mathematics, physics, geology, chemistry, hydrology, and
computer science, both geophysicists and geophysical engi-
neers analyze these measurements to infer properties and
processes within the Earth’s complex interior. Non-invasive
imaging beneath the surface of Earth and other planets by
geophysicists is analogous to non-invasive imaging of the
interior of the human body by medical specialists.
The Earth supplies all materials needed by our society,
serves as the repository of used products, and provides a
home to all its inhabitants. Geophysics and geophysical
engineering have important roles to play in the solution of
challenging problems facing the inhabitants of this planet,
such as providing fresh water, food, and energy for Earth’s
growing population, evaluating sites for underground con-
struction and containment of hazardous waste, monitoring
non-invasively the aging infrastructures of developed
nations, mitigating the threat of geohazards (earthquakes,
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volcanoes, landslides, avalanches) to populated areas, con-
survey on an active volcano in Hawaii, and a well-logging
tributing to homeland security (including detection and re-
school offered by Baker Atlas.
moval of unexploded ordnance and land mines), evaluating
Study Abroad. The Department of Geophysics encourages
changes in climate and managing humankind’s response to
its undergraduates to spend one or two semesters studying
them, and exploring other planets.
abroad. At some universities credits can be earned that sub-
Energy companies and mining firms employ geophysicists
stitute for course requirements in the geophysical engineer-
to explore for hidden resources around the world. Engineer-
ing program at CSM. Information on universities that have
ing firms hire geophysical engineers to assess the Earth’s
established formal exchange programs with CSM can be ob-
near-surface properties when sites are chosen for large
tained either from the Department of Geophysics or the Of-
construction projects and waste-management operations.
fice 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 15, students receive individualized attention in a
summer interns within the industry, at CSM, or for govern-
close-knit department. The Colorado School of Mines offers
ment agencies. Students have recently worked outdoors with
one of only two undergraduate geophysical engineering pro-
geophysics crews in various parts of the U.S., South Amer-
grams in the entire United States accredited by the Engineer-
ica, and offshore in the Gulf of Mexico.
ing Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for
Engineering and Technology, 111 Market Place, Suite 1050,
The Cecil H. and Ida Green Graduate and Professional
Baltimore, MD 21202-4012, telephone (410) 347-7700. Geo-
Center. The lecture rooms, laboratories, and computer-aided
physical Engineering undergraduates who may have an inter-
instruction areas of the Department of Geophysics are located in
est in professional registration as engineers are encouraged to
the Green Center. The department maintains equipment for con-
take the Engineer in Training (EIT) / Fundamentals of Engi-
ducting geophysical field measurements, including magnetome-
neering (FE) exam as seniors. Given the interdisciplinary
ters, gravity meters, ground-penetrating radar, and instruments
nature of geophysics, the undergraduate curriculum requires
for recording seismic waves. Students have access to the Depart-
students to become thoroughly familiar with geological,
ment petrophysics laboratory for measuring properties of porous
mathematical, and physical theories in addition to the various
rocks. Undergraduate students also have their own room which
geophysical methodologies.
is equipped with networked PCs and provides a friendly envi-
ronment for work, study, relaxation, and socializing.
Geophysics Field Camp. Each summer, a base of field
operations is set up for four weeks in the mountains of Colo-
Geophysical Engineering Program Objectives
rado for students who have completed their junior year. Stu-
(Bachelor of Science in Geophysical Engineering)
dents prepare geological maps and cross sections and then
Geophysical engineers and geophysicists must apply quanti-
use these as the basis for conducting seismic, gravimetric,
tative techniques to analyze an entity as complex as the Earth.
magnetic, and electrical surveys. After acquiring these vari-
Geophysical graduates, therefore, require a special combination
ous geophysical datasets, the students process the data and
of traits and abilities to thrive in this discipline. In addition to
develop an interpretation that is consistent with all the infor-
contributing toward achieving the educational outcomes de-
mation. In addition to the required four-week program, stu-
scribed in the CSM Graduate Profile and the ABET Accredita-
dents can also participate in other diverse field experiences.
tion Criteria, the Geophysical Engineering Program at CSM
In recent years these have included cruises on seismic ships
strives to graduate students who:
in the Gulf of Mexico, studies at an archeological site, inves-
1. will be competent geophysical engineers who think for
tigations at an environmental site, a ground-penetrating radar
themselves, and are capable of taking conventional formu-
lations of problems and solving these problems independ-
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ently using a solid foundation in mathematics, science and
Junior Year Fall Semester
lec. lab. sem.hrs.
engineering.
GPGN303 Introduction to Gravity and
Magnetic Methods
3
3
4
2. will be creative, innovative problem solvers who are able
PHGN311 Introduction to Mathematical Physics 3
3
to question conventional formulations of problems, and to
GPGN320 Continuum Mechanics
3
3
conceive and test new hypotheses, new problem descrip-
GPGN321 Theory of Fields I: Static Fields
3
3
tions, and new methods for analyzing data.
GPGN315 Field Methods for Geophysicists
6
2
3. will be good experimentalists, capable of designing and
(2)Electives
3
3
carrying out a geophysical survey or laboratory experi-
Total
18
ment, ensuring that the recorded data are of the highest-
Junior Year Spring Semester
lec. lab. sem.hrs.
possible quality, and quantifying uncertainty and
GEOL314 Stratigraphy
3
3
4
incompleteness of data.
GPGN302 Introduction to Seismic Methods
3
3
4
GPGN308 Introduction to Electrical and
4. will be competent computer programmers who can write
Electromagnetic Methods
3
3
4
algorithms in a high-level language to acquire, process,
GPGN322 Theory of Fields II:
model and display scientific data.
Time Varying Fields
3
3
(2)
5 will be imbued with leadership qualities including, but not
Electives
3
3
Total
18
limited to, the ability to communicate well both orally and
in writing, and the ability to make sound decisions in a
Summer Session
lec. lab. sem.hrs.
context with risk and uncertainty.
GPGN486 Geophysics Field Camp
4
4
Total
4
Curriculum
Senior Year Fall Semester
lec. lab. sem.hrs.
Geophysics is an applied and interdisciplinary science, hence
GPGN404 Digital Systems Analysis
3
3
students must have a strong foundation in physics, mathematics,
(3)Advanced Elective
3
3
geology and computer sciences. Superimposed on this founda-
(4)GPGN438 Senior Design or
tion is a comprehensive body of courses on the theory and prac-
GPGN439 in Spring Semester
tice of geophysical methods. As geophysics and geophysical
(2)Electives
6
6
engineering involve the study and exploration of the entire earth,
Total
12
our graduates have great opportunities to work anywhere on,
Senior Year Spring Semester
lec. lab. sem.hrs.
and even off, the planet. Therefore, emphasis is placed on elec-
GPGN432 Formation Evaluation
3
3
4
tives in the humanities that give students an understanding of in-
GPGN494 Physics of the Earth
3
3
ternational issues and different cultures. To satisfy all these
(4)GPGN439 Multi-disciplinary Petro. Design
2
3
3
requirements, every student who obtains a Bachelor’s Degree in
or GPGN438 beginning Fall Semester
Geophysical Engineering at CSM must complete the courses in
GPGN470 Applications of remote sensing
3
3
(2)Electives
6
6
the CSM Core Curriculum plus the following (see the course
Total
19
flowchart on the Department of Geophysics webpage):
Grand Total
139.5
Degree Requirements (Geophysical Engineering)
(1)In Fall semester, sophomores should take the section of EPIC251
Sophomore Year Fall Semester
lec. lab. sem.hrs.
offered by the Department of Geophysics that introduces scientific
EBGN201 Principles of Economics
3
3
computing. In Spring semester, sophomores take a course in object-
MATH213 Calculus for Scientists
oriented programming using Java.
& Engineers III
4
4
(2)Electives must include at least 9 hours that meet LAIS core re-
(1)EPIC251 Design II Earth Engineering
3
3
quirements. The Department of Geophysics encourages its students
PAGN201 Physical Education
2
0.5
to consider organizing their electives to form a Minor or an Area of
PHGN200 Physics II
3.5
3
4.5
Special Interest (ASI). A guide suggesting various Minor and ASI
GEGN202 Geological Principles & Processes
3
3
4
programs can be obtained from the Department office.
Total
19
(3)The advanced electives should be chosen from advanced GP meth-
Sophomore Year Spring Semester
lec. lab. sem.hrs.
ods courses (GPGN414, GPGN422, GPGN452) or technical courses
(1)CSCI261 Programming Concepts Java
2
3
3
at 300 level and above from engineering and science departments at
GPGN210 Materials of the Earth
3
3
4
CSM and other universities. Courses from CSM are approved by the
GEOL308 Introductory Applied
student’s advisor; courses from other universities are approved by
Structural Geology
2
3
3
the Undergraduate Advisory Committee (UAC) of the Department of
MATH225 Differential Equations
3
3
Geophysics.
PAGN202 Physical Education
2
0.5
(4)Students can take either GPGN438 or GPGN439 to satisfy the sen-
SYGN200 Human Systems
3
3
ior design requirement. The multidisciplinary design course
Total
16.5
GPGN439, offered only in Spring semester, is strongly recom-
mended for students interested in petroleum exploration and produc-
tion. Students interested in non-petroleum applications of geophysics
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take GPGN438 for 3 credit hours, either by enrolling for all 3 credit
sion equation (such as Fick, Ohm’s, Hooke’s, Fourier’s, and
hours in one semester (Fall or Spring) or by enrolling for a portion of
Darcy’s Laws) as exhibited in electric, magnetic, elastic,
the 3 hours in Fall and the remainder in Spring.
mechanical, thermal, and fluid flow properties. Coupled
Minor in Geophysics/Geophysical Engineering
processes (osmosis, electromagnetic, nuclear magnetic relax-
Geophysics plays an important role in many aspects of
ation). The necessity to statistically describe properties of
civil engineering, petroleum engineering, mechanical engi-
rocks and soils. Multiphase mixing theories, methods of
neering, and mining engineering, as well as mathematics,
modeling and predicting properties. Inferring past processes
physics, geology, chemistry, hydrology, and computer sci-
acting on rocks from records left in material properties. Envi-
ence. Given the natural connections between these various
ronmental influences from temperature, pressure, time and
fields and geophysics, it may be of interest for students in
chemistry. Consequences of nonlinearity, anisotropy, hetero-
other majors to consider choosing to minor in geophysics, or
geneity and scale. Prerequisites: PHGN200 and MATH112,
to choose geophysics as an area of specialization. The core of
or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 4 se-
courses taken to satisfy the minor requirement must include
mester hours.
some of the following geophysics methods courses.
GPGN298. SPECIAL TOPICS IN GEOPHYSICS (I, II)
GPGN210, Materials of the Earth
New topics in geophysics. Each member of the academic
GPGN302, Seismic Methods
faculty is invited to submit a prospectus of the course to the
GPGN303, Gravity and Magnetic Methods
department head for evaluation as a special topics course. If
GPGN308, Electrical and Electromagnetic Methods
GPGN419, Well Log Analysis and Formation Evaluation
selected, the course can be taught only once under the 298
GPGN470, Applications of Satellite Remote Sensing
title before becoming a part of the regular curriculum under a
new course number and title. Prerequisite: Consent of depart-
The remaining hours can be satisfied by a combination
ment. Credit - Variable, 1 to 6 hours. Repeatable for credit
of other geophysics courses, as well as courses in geology,
under different titles.
mathematics, and computer science depending on the stu-
dent’s major.
GPGN299 GEOPHYSICAL INVESTIGATION (I, II) Indi-
vidual project; instrument design, data interpretation, prob-
Students should consult with the Department of Geo-
lem analysis, or field survey. Prerequisites: Consent of
physics to get their sequence of courses approved before
department and “Independent Study” form must be com-
embarking on a minor program.
pleted and submitted to the Registrar. Credit dependent upon
Description of Courses
nature and extent of project. Variable 1 to 6 hours. Repeat-
Freshman/Sophomore Year
able for credit.
GPGN198. SPECIAL TOPICS IN GEOPHYSICS (I, II)
Junior Year
New topics in geophysics. Each member of the academic
GPGN302. SEISMIC METHODS I: INTRODUCTION TO
faculty is invited to submit a prospectus of the course to the
SEISMIC METHODS (II) (WI) This is an introductory
department head for evaluation as a special topics course. If
study of seismic methods for imaging the Earth’s subsurface,
selected, the course can be taught only once under the 198
with emphasis on reflection seismic exploration. Starting
title before becoming part of the regular curriculum under a
with the history and development of seismic exploration, the
new course number and title. Prerequisite: Consent of depart-
course proceeds through an overview of methods for acquisi-
ment. Credit – variable, 1 to 6 hours. Repeatable for credit
tion of seismic data in land, marine, and transitional environ-
under different titles.
ments. Underlying theoretical concepts, including working
GPGN199. GEOPHYSICAL INVESTIGATION (I, II) Indi-
initially with traveltime equations for simple subsurface
vidual project; instrument design, data interpretation, problem
geometries, are used to introduce general issues in seismic
analysis, or field survey. Prerequisites: Consent of department
data processing, as well as the nature of seismic data inter-
and “Independent Study” form must be completed and sub-
pretation. The course introduces basic concepts, mathematics,
mitted to the Registrar. Credit dependent upon nature and
and physics of seismic wave propagation (including deriva-
extent of project. Variable 1 to 6 hours. Repeatable for
tion of the one-dimensional acoustic wave equation and its
credit.
solution in multi-layered media), emphasizing similarities
with the equations and physics that underlie all geophysical
GPGN210. MATERIALS OF THE EARTH (II) (WI) Intro-
methods. Using analysis of seismometry as a first example
duction to the physical and chemical properties and processes
of linear time-invariant systems, the course brings Fourier
in naturally occurring materials. Combination of elements to
theory and filter theory to life through demonstrations of
become gases, liquids and solids (minerals), and aggregation
their immense power in large-scale processing of seismic data
of fluids and minerals to become rocks and soils. Basic mate-
to improve signal-to-noise ratio and ultimately the accuracy
rial properties that describe the occurrence of matter such as
of seismic images of the Earth’s subsurface. Prerequisites:
crystal structure, density, and porosity. Properties relating to
PHGN200, MATH213, MATH225, and GPGN210, PHGN311,
simple processes of storage and transport through the diffu-
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or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 4 se-
variety of surveying methods, learn the tools and techniques
mester hours.
used in geological field mapping and interpretation, and ex-
GPGN303. GRAVITY AND MAGNETIC METHODS (I)
plore the logistical and permitting issues directly related to
Introduction to land, airborne, oceanographic, and borehole
geophysical field investigations. Prerequisite: GEOL308 or
gravity and magnetic exploration. Reduction of observed
GEOL309, or consent of instructor. 6 hours lab, 2 semester
gravity and magnetic values. Theory of potential-field anom-
hours.
alies introduced by geologic distributions. Methods and limi-
GPGN320. ELEMENTS OF CONTINUUM MECHANICS
tations of interpretations. Prerequisites: PHGN200, MATH213,
AND WAVE PROPAGATION (I) Introduction to continuum
MATH225, and GPGN210, and concurrent enrollment in
mechanics and elastic wave propagation with an emphasis on
PHGN311, or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture, 3 hours
principles and results important in seismology and earth sci-
lab; 4 semester hours.
ences in general. Topics include a brief overview of elemen-
GPGN308. INTRODUCTION TO ELECTRICAL AND
tary mechanics, stress and strain, Hooke’s law, notions of
ELECTROMAGNETIC METHODS (II) This is an intro-
geostatic pressure and isostacy, fluid flow and Navier-stokes
ductory course on electrical and electromagnetic methods for
equation. Basic discussion of the wave equation for elastic
subsurface exploration. The course begins with a review of
media, plane wave and their reflection/transmission at inter-
the factors influencing the electrical properties of rocks.
faces. Prerequisites: MATH213, PHGN200. 3 hours lecture;
Methods to be discussed are electrical methods with various
3 semester hours.
electrode arrays for profiling and soundings, and ground and
GPGN321. THEORY OF FIELDS I: STATIC FIELDS (I)
airborne electromagnetic methods using both natural (e.g. the
Introduction to the theory of gravitational, magnetic, and
magnetotelluric method) and man-made (e.g. the time do-
electrical fields encountered in geophysics. Emphasis on the
main method) sources for electromagnetic fields. Other tech-
mathematical and physical foundations of the various phe-
niques reviewed are self-potential, induced polarization and
nomena and the similarities and differences in the various
ground penetrating radar. The discussion of each method in-
field properties. Physical laws governing the behavior of the
cludes a treatise of the principles, instrumentation, proce-
gravitational, electric, and magnetic fields. Systems of equa-
dures of data acquisition, analysis, and interpretation. These
tions of these fields. Boundary value problems. Uniqueness
various methods are employed in geotechnical and environ-
theorem. Influence of a medium on field behavior. Prerequi-
mental engineering and resources exploration (base and
sites: PHGN200, MATH213, and MATH225, and concurrent
precious metals, industrial minerals, geothermal and hydro-
enrollment in PHGN311 or consent of instructor. 3 hours lec-
carbons). The laboratory will focus on demonstrating various
ture; 3 semester hours.
methods in the field, and working through case histories. Pre-
GPGN322. THEORY OF FIELDS II: TIME-VARYING
requisites: PHGN200, MATH213, MATH225, GPGN210,
FIELDS (II) Constant electric field. Coulomb’s law. System
PHGN311, and GPGN321, or consent of instructor. 3 hours
of equations of the constant electric field. Stationary electric
lecture, 3 hours lab; 4 semester hours.
field and the direct current in a conducting medium. Ohm’s
GPGN311. SURVEY OF EXPLORATION GEOPHYSICS
law. Principle of charge conservation. Sources of electric
(I) The fundamentals of geophysical exploration are taught
field in a conducting medium. Electromotive force. Resis-
through the use of a series of computer simulations and field
tance. System of equations of the stationary electric field.
exercises. Students explore the physics underlying each geo-
The magnetic field, caused by constant currents. Biot-Savart
physical method, design geophysical surveys, prepare and
law. The electromagnetic induction. Faraday’s law. Prerequi-
submit formal bids to clients contracting the work, and col-
site: GPGN321, or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture;
lect, process, and interpret the resulting data. Emphasis is
3 semester hours.
placed on understanding the processes used in designing and
GPGN340. COOPERATIVE EDUCATION (I, II, S) Super-
interpreting the results of geophysical exploration surveys.
vised, full-time, engineering-related employment for a con-
Prior exposure to computer applications such as web browsers,
tinuous six-month period (or its equivalent) in which specific
spreadsheets, and word processors is helpful. Prerequisites:
educational objectives are achieved. Prerequisite: Second se-
MATH213, PHGN200, and SYGN101. 3 hours lecture,
mester sophomore status and a cumulative grade-point aver-
3 hours lab; 4 semester hours.
age of 2.00. 0 to 3 semester hours. Cooperative Education
GPGN315. SUPPORTING GEOPHYSICAL FIELD INVES-
credit does not count toward graduation except under special
TIGATIONS (I) Prior to conducting a geophysical investiga-
conditions.
tion, geophysicists often need input from related specialists
GPGN398. SPECIAL TOPICS IN GEOPHYSICS (I, II)
such as geologists, surveyors, and land-men. Students are
New topics in geophysics. Each member of the academic
introduced to the issues that each of these specialists must
faculty is invited to submit a prospectus of the course to the
address so that they may understand how each affects the
department head for evaluation as a special topics course. If
design and outcome of geophysical investigations. Students
selected, the course can be taught only once under the 398
learn to use and understand the range of applicability of a
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title before becoming a part of the regular curriculum under a
groundwater. Laboratory work with scale and mathematical
new course number and title. Prerequisite: Consent of depart-
models coupled with field work over areas of known geology.
ment. Credit-variable, 1 to 6 hours. Repeatable for credit
Prerequisite: GPGN308, or consent of instructor. 3 hours lec-
under different titles.
ture, 3 hours lab; 4 semester hours.
GPGN399. GEOPHYSICAL INVESTIGATION (I, II)
GPGN432. FORMATION EVALUATION (II) The basics of
Individual project; instrument design, data interpretation,
core analysis and the principles of all common borehole in-
problem analysis, or field survey. Prerequisites: Consent of
struments are reviewed. The course teaches interpretation
department and “Independent Study” form must be com-
methods that combine the measurements of various borehole
pleted and submitted to the Registrar. Credit dependent upon
instruments to determine rock properties such as porosity,
nature and extent of project. Variable 1 to 6 hours. Repeat-
permeability, hydrocarbon saturation, water salinity, ore
able for credit.
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: MATH225, 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: MATH213, MATH225, 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-
tions of interpretation. Prerequisite: GPGN303, or consent of
pletion of or concurrent enrollment in geophysics method
instructor. 3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 4 semester hours.
courses in the general topic area of the project design. Credit
variable, 1 to 3 hours. Repeatable for credit up to a maximum
GPGN419/PEGN419. WELL LOG ANALYSIS AND FOR-
of 3 hours.
MATION EVALUATION (I) The basics of core analysis and
the principles of all common borehole instruments are re-
GPGN439. GEOPHYSICS PROJECT DESIGN (II)
viewed. The course shows (computer) interpretation methods
GEGN439/PEGN439. MULTI-DISCIPLINARY PETRO-
that combine the measurements of various borehole instru-
LEUM DESIGN (II) This is a multidisciplinary design
ments to determine rock properties such as porosity, perme-
course that integrates fundamentals and design concepts in
ability, hydrocarbon saturation, water salinity, ore grade, ash
geological, geophysical, and petroleum engineering. Students
content, mechanical strength, and acoustic velocity. The im-
work in integrated teams consisting of students from each of
pact of these parameters on reserves estimates of hydrocar-
the disciplines. Multiple open-end design problems in oil and
bon reservoirs and mineral accumulations are demonstrated.
gas exploration and field development, including the devel-
In spring semesters, vertical seismic profiling, single well
opment of a prospect in an exploration play and a detailed
and cross-well seismic are reviewed. In the fall semester, top-
engineering field study, are assigned. Several detailed written
ics like formation testing, and cased hole logging are cov-
and oral presentations are made throughout the semester.
ered. Prerequisites: MATH225, PHGN311, GPGN302,
Project economics including risk analysis are an integral part
GPGN303, GPGN308. 3 hours lecture, 2 hours lab; 3 semes-
of the course. Prerequisites: GP majors: GPGN302 and
ter hours.
GPGN303. GE Majors: GEOL308 or GEOL309, GEGN316,
GEGN438. PE majors: PEGN316, PEGN414, PEGN422,
GPGN422. ADVANCED ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRO-
PEGN423, PEGN424 (or concurrent). 2 hours lecture,
MAGNETIC METHODS (I) In-depth study of the applica-
3 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
tion of electrical and electromagnetic methods to crustal
studies, minerals exploration, oil and gas exploration, and
GPGN452. ADVANCED SEISMIC METHODS (I) Histori-
cal survey. Propagation of body and surface waves in elastic
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media; transmission and reflection at single and multiple
GPGN494. PHYSICS OF THE EARTH (II) (WI) Students
interfaces; energy relationships; attenuation factors; data
will explore the fundamental observations from which physi-
processing (including velocity interpretation, stacking, and
cal and mathematical inferences can be made regarding the
migration); and interpretation techniques. Acquisition,
Earth’s origin, structure, and evolution. These observations
processing, and interpretation of laboratory model data;
include traditional geophysical observations (e.g., seismic,
seismic processing using an interactive workstation. Pre-
gravity, magnetic, and radioactive) in addition to geochemi-
requisites: GPGN302 and concurrent enrollment in GPGN404,
cal, nucleonic, and extraterrestrial observations. Emphasis is
or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 4 se-
placed on not only cataloging the available data sets, but on
mester hours.
developing and testing quantitative models to describe these
GPGN470/GEOL470. APPLICATIONS OF SATELLITE
disparate data sets. Prerequisites: GEGN202, GPGN302,
REMOTE SENSING (II) Students are introduced to geo-
GPGN303, GPGN308, PHGN311, and MATH225, or consent
science applications of satellite remote sensing. Introductory
of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
lectures provide background on satellites, sensors, methodol-
GPGN498. SPECIAL TOPICS IN GEOPHYSICS (I, II)
ogy, and diverse applications. One or more areas of appli-
New topics in geophysics. Each member of the academic
cation are presented from a systems perspective. Guest
faculty is invited to submit a prospectus of the course to the
lecturers from academia, industry, and government agencies
department head for evaluation as a special topics course. If
present case studies focusing on applications, which vary
selected, the course can be taught only once under the 498
from semester to semester. Students do independent term
title before becoming a part of the regular curriculum under a
projects, under the supervision of a faculty member or guest
new course number and title. Prerequisite: Consent of depart-
lecturer, that are presented both written and orally at the end
ment. Credit-variable, 1 to 6 hours. Repeatable for credit
of the term. Prerequisites: PHGN200, MATH225, GEOL308
under different topics.
or GEOL309, or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 se-
GPGN499. GEOPHYSICAL INVESTIGATION (I, II) Indi-
mester hours.
vidual project; instrument design, data interpretation, prob-
GPGN486. GEOPHYSICS FIELD CAMP (S) Introduction
lem analysis, or field survey. Prerequisite: Consent of
to geological and geophysical field methods. The program
department, and “Independent Study” form must be com-
includes exercises in geological surveying, stratigraphic sec-
pleted and submitted to the Registrar. Credit dependent upon
tion measurements, geological mapping, and interpretation of
nature and extent of project. Variable 1 to 6 hours. Repeat-
geological observations. Students conduct geophysical sur-
able for credit.
veys related to the acquisition of seismic, gravity, magnetic,
and electrical observations. Students participate in designing
the appropriate geophysical surveys, acquiring the observa-
tions, reducing the observations, and interpreting these obser-
vations in the context of the geological model defined from
the geological surveys. Prerequisites: GEOL308 or
GEOL309, GEOL314, GPGN302, GPGN303, GPGN308,
GPGN315 or consent of instructor. Repeatable to a maxi-
mum of 6 hours.
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Liberal Arts and
LAIS course work prepares students for the non-technical
challenges of their future professional lives and brings intel-
International Studies
lectual enrichments to their personal lives. LAIS courses ex-
amine the cultural, philosophical, ethical, social, political,
LAURA J. PANG, Associate Professor and Division Director
environmental, international, and global contexts, past and
CARL MITCHAM, Professor
present, which impact the practice and application of science
BARBARA M. OLDS, Professor and Associate Vice President for
Educational Innovation
and engineering in today's world.
EUL-SOO PANG, Professor
Undergraduate Minors. At the undergraduate level, LAIS
ARTHUR B. SACKS, Professor and Associate Vice President for
offers five minors: Humanities; International Political Econ-
Academic & Faculty Affairs
omy; Science, Technology, and Society; Humanitarian Studies
HUSSEIN A. AMERY, Associate Professor
and Technology; and an Individualized Undergraduate minor.
JAMES V. JESUDASON, Associate Professor
(See below for details.)
JUAN C. LUCENA, Associate Professor
SYLVIA GAYLORD, Assistant Professor
Graduate Degree and Programs. At the graduate level,
TINA L. GIANQUITTO, Assistant Professor
LAIS offers a 36-hour degree, a Master of International Politi-
JOHN R. HEILBRUNN, Assistant Professor
cal Economy of Resources (MIPER). It also offers a Gradu-
JON LEYDENS, Assistant Professor and Writing Program Administrator
ate Certificate in International Political Economy, a Graduate
JAMES D. STRAKER, Assistant Professor
Certificate in Science & Technology Policy (in collaboration
TONI LEFTON, Senior Lecturer
with the Center for Science and Technology Policy Research,
SANDY WOODSON, Senior Lecturer and Undergraduate Advisor
Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Science
ROBERT KLIMEK, Lecturer
DAVID J. MESKILL, Lecturer
(CIRES), at the University of Colorado at Boulder), and a
ROSE PASS, Lecturer
Graduate Individual Minor. (See the Graduate Bulletin for
JENNIFER SCHNEIDER, Lecturer
details.)
SUSAN J. TYBURSKI, Lecturer
Required Undergraduate Core Courses. Two of three re-
BETTY J. CANNON, Emeritus Associate Professor
quired undergraduate core courses in the Humanities and So-
W. JOHN CIESLEWICZ, Emeritus Professor
cial Sciences are delivered by LAIS, namely, LAIS 100
DONALD I. DICKINSON, Emeritus Professor
WILTON ECKLEY, Emeritus Professor
(previously LIHU 100), Nature and Human Values; and
PETER HARTLEY, Emeritus Associate Professor
SYGN 200, Human Systems. The third H&SS core course,
T. GRAHAM HEREFORD, Emeritus Professor
EBGN 201, Principles of Economics, is delivered by the Di-
JOHN A. HOGAN, Emeritus Professor
vision of Economics & Business. Students may choose to sat-
KATHLEEN H. OCHS, Emeritus Associate Professor
isfy their Economics requirement by taking both EBGN 311,
ANTON G. PEGIS, Emeritus Professor
Principles of Microeconomics, and EBGN 312, Principles of
THOMAS PHILIPOSE, University Emeritus Professor
Macroeconomics, in lieu of EBGN 201. See below under
JOSEPH D. SNEED, Emeritus Professor
"Curriculum" for details.
RONALD V. WIEDENHOEFT, Emeritus Professor
KAREN B. WILEY, Emeritus Associate Professor
Required Undergraduate Humanities & Social Sciences
ROBERT E.D. WOOLSEY, Emeritus Professor
(H&SS) General Education Restricted Electives. Beyond the
core, LAIS offers the majority of the courses that meet the 9
Program Description
credit-hour General Education requirement in the Humanities
The Division of Liberal Arts & International Studies is the
and Social Sciences (H&SS), in partnership with the Division
academic home of the Humanities, Social Sciences (except
of Economics & Business. The 9 credit-hour H&SS General
Economics), Communication, Foreign Language, and Music
Education requirement replaces the 9 credit-hour H&SS Clus-
disciplines at Colorado School of Mines. Its faculty members
ters requirement, which was in effect between AY 1998-99
strive for excellence in both their teaching and research, and
and AY 2006-07. The discontinuance of the more restrictive
they expect high levels of academic performance from their
Clusters requirement in favor of the less restrictive General
students. More specifically, disciplinary expertise within the
Education requirement applies retroactively to all Undergrad-
Humanities and Social Sciences among its faculty includes:
uate students, irrespective of the catalog under which they en-
Composition; Creative Writing; Culture Studies; Film and
tered CSM.
Media Studies; Ethics; Environmental Studies; Geography;
History; International Political Economy; Literature; Philoso-
Hennebach Program in the Humanities. The Hennebach
phy; Political Science; Science, Technology, & Society Stud-
Program in the Humanities, supported by a major endowment
ies; and Sociology. The Music Program includes instruction
from Ralph Hennebach (CSM Class of 1941), sponsors a reg-
in band, chorus, jazz, and strings. Adjunct and emeritus fac-
ular series of Visiting Professors and the general enhancement
ulty add additional expertise in such areas as Art, Foreign
of the Humanities on campus. Recent visiting professors
Languages, History, Law, and Operations Research.
have included scholars in Classics, Environmental Studies,
Ethics, History, Literature, Philosophy, and Social Theory as
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well as the interdisciplinary fields of Environmental Policy,
from a list of Humanities and Social Sciences General Edu-
and Science-Technology-Society Studies. The Program is
cation restricted electives (see below).
dedicated to enriching the lives of both students and faculty
NOTE: Students may elect to satisfy the Economics core re-
through teaching and research, with visiting scholars offering
quirement by taking both EBGN311 and EBGN312 in-
courses, giving lectures, conducting workshops, and collabo-
stead of EBGN201. Students (other than single majors in
rating on projects. In addition, the Hennebach Program is ex-
Economics) choosing the EBGN 311 and 312 option
ploring opportunities for meeting the needs of Undergraduate
may apply both of these courses toward fulfilling the
students who would especially benefit from more focused
H&SS General Education requirement. Students consid-
study in the Humanities that would appropriately complement
ering a major in Economics are advised to take the
technical degree curricula.
EBGN311/312 sequence instead of taking EBGN201.
LAIS Writing Center. As a service to the CSM community,
NOTE: Any LAIS course, including Communication and
the LAIS Division operates the LAIS Writing Center, which
Music courses, may be taken as a free elective.
provides students with instruction tailored to their individual
writing problems (including non-native speakers of English),
NOTE: See the Foreign Languages (LIFL) section below for
and faculty with support for courses associated with the Writ-
the CSM foreign language policy relative to restrictions
ing Across the Curriculum program. Faculty and staff are
that apply to previous foreign language course work, or
also welcome to make use of the Writing Center's expertise
native or second language knowledge/fluency.
for writing projects and problems.
Required Core Courses
Program Educational Objectives
1. All Undergraduate students are required to take the fol-
lowing two core courses from the Division of Liberal Arts
In addition to contributing toward achieving the educa-
& International Studies:
tional objectives described in the CSM Graduate Profile and
the ABET Accreditation Criteria, the course work in the
a. LAIS 100 Nature and Human Values 4 semester hours
Division of Liberal Arts and International Studies is designed
b. SYGN 200 Human Systemsn 3 semester hours
to help CSM develop in students the ability to engage in life-
2. All Undergraduate students, except single majors in Eco-
long learning and recognize the value of doing so by acquir-
nomics, are also required to take either EBGN 201 (3 se-
ing the broad education necessary to:
mester hours), or the combination of EBGN 311 and
EBGN 312 (6 semester hours) from the Division of Eco-
a) understand the impact of engineering solutions in con-
nomics and Business (EB). Students who use the EBGN
temporary, global, international, societal, political, and
311 and EBGN 312 combination to meet their Economics
ethical contexts;
requirement may count both 311 and 312 toward fulfilling
b) understand the role of Humanities and Social Sciences
the H&SS General Education requirement outlined below.
in identifying, formulating, and solving engineering
3. Students in the McBride Honors Program must take LAIS
problems;
100, Nature and Human Values. By taking HNRS 202,
Comparative Political and Economic Systems, McBride
c) prepare people to live and work in a complex world;
Honors students are exempt from taking SYGN 200,
d) understand the meaning and implications of “steward-
Human Systems, and EBGN 201, Principles of Econom-
ship of the Earth”; and
ics. If a student leaves the McBride Honors Program
without completing HNRS 202, he/she must take both
e) communicate effectively in writing and orally.
SYGN 200 and EBGN 201.
Curriculum
Required Humanities & Social Sciences (H&SS) General
Key to courses offered by the LAIS Division:
Education Restricted Electives
LAIS
Humanities and Social Sciences
Beyond the core, all Undergraduate students must take an
LICM Communication
additional three courses (9 semester hours) from the list that
LIFL
Foreign Language
LIMU Music
appears below. The following restrictions apply to these
SYGN Systems
three courses:
CSM students in all majors must take 19 credit-hours in
1. At least one of the three courses must be taken from the
Humanities and Social Sciences General Education courses
Division of Liberal Arts & International Studies.
ranging from freshman through senior levels of course work.
2. At least one of the three courses must be a 400-level
These courses are housed in LAIS and in the Division of
course. In any given semester, either LAIS or EB may
Economics and Business (EB).
offer 400-level Special Topics courses that will be num-
bered as either LAIS298, 398, or 498 or EBGN298, 398,
Ten of the 19 hours are specified: LAIS 100, Nature and
or 498. Even though no Special Topics courses appear in
Human Values (4 credit-hours); SYGN200, Human Systems
the list below, these courses may be used to fulfill the
(3 credit-hours); and EBGN201, Principles of Economics (3
H&SS General Education restricted electives requirement
credit-hours). The remaining 9 credit-hours must be chosen
as follows:
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a. All courses that are numbered "LAIS 498."
LAIS325 Cultural Anthropology
b. Some "EBGN 498" courses as determined on a case-
LAIS335 International Political Economy of Latin America
by-case basis for compliance with being "writing-inten-
LAIS337 International Political Economy of Asia
sive." Consult either LAIS or EBGN in any given
LAIS339 International Political Economy of the Middle East
semester for EBGN 498 courses that satisfy the require-
LAIS341 International Political Economy of Africa
ment.
LAIS345 International Political Economy
LAIS365 History of War
3. A maximum of two Foreign Language courses (LIFL)
LAIS370 History of Science
may be applied towards satisfying the H&SS General Ed-
LAIS371 History of Technology
ucation restricted electives requirement. However, no
LAIS375 Engineering Cultures
LIFL 400-level course may be used to satisfy the 400-
LAIS379 Utopias/Dystopias
level course requirement in Item 2 above.
LAIS398 Special Topics
4. Communication (LICM) and Music (LIMU) courses may
LAIS401 Creative Writing: Poetry
not be used to meet the H&SS General Education re-
LAIS402 Writing Proposals for a Better World
stricted electives requirement. They may be used for Free
LAIS405 Becoming American: Literary Perspectives
Elective credit only.
LAIS406 The American Dream: Illusion or Reality?
5. Single majors in Economics may not use Economics
LAIS409 Shakespearean Drama
courses to meet the H&SS General Education restricted
LAIS410 Critical Perspectives in 20th Century Literature
electives requirement. In other words, they must meet
LAIS411 Modern African Literature
this requirement with courses from the Division of Lib-
LAIS414 Heroes and Anti-Heroes
eral Arts & International Studies, as per the above restric-
LAIS416 Introduction to Film Studies
tions and requirements. Students other than single majors
LAIS420 Business, Engineering, and Leadership Ethics
in Economics may take up to 6 semester hours (2 courses)
LAIS421 Environmental Philosophy
in Economics to satisfy the H&SS General Education re-
LAIS435 Latin American Development
stricted electives requirement.
LAIS436 Hemispheric Integration in the Americas
LAIS437 Asian Development
6. During Pre-Registration each semester, only students with
LAIS441 African Development
senior standing or instructor's permission are initially al-
LAIS442 Natural Resources & War in Africa
lowed to register for 400-level LAIS courses. If 400-level
LAIS446 Globalization
courses do not fill up during Pre-Registration or soon
LAIS447 Global Corporations
thereafter, the Division Director may elect to open course
LAIS448 Global Environmental Issues
registration to sophomores and juniors who have met the
LAIS449 Cultural Dynamics of Global Development
LAIS 100 and SYGN 200 pre-requisites for 400-level
LAIS450 Political Risk Assessment
courses.
LAIS452 Corruption and Development
List of LAIS & EB Courses Satisfying the H&SS General
LAIS465 The American Military Experience
Education Restricted Electives Requirement
LAIS470 Technology and Gender: Issues
EBGN310 Environment & Resource Economics
LAIS475 Engineering Cultures in the Developing World
EBGN311 Microeconomics
LAIS476 Technology and International Development
EBGN312 Macroeconomics
LAIS485 Constitutional Law and Politics
EBGN330 Energy Economics
LAIS486 Science and Technology Policy
EBGN342 Economic Development
LAIS487 Environmental Politics and Policy
EBGN401 History of Economic Thought
LAIS488 Water Politics and Policy
EBGN441 International Economics
LAIS498 Special Topics
LAIS220 Introduction to Philosophy
LIFL113
Spanish I
LAIS221 Introduction to Religions
LIFL123
Spanish II
LAIS285 Introduction to Law & Legal Systems
LIFL213
Spanish III
LAIS298 Special Topics
LIFL114
Arabic I
LAIS300 Creative Writing: Fiction
LIFL124
Arabic II
LAIS301 Creative Writing: Poetry
LIFL214
Arabic III
LAIS305 American Literature: Colonial Period to the Present
LIFL115
German I
LAIS306 African American Literature: Foundations to the
LIFL125
German II
Present
LIFL215
German III
LAIS310 Modern European Literature
LIFL116
Russian I
LAIS314 Journey Motif in Modern Literature
LIFL126
Russian II
LAIS315 Musical Traditions of the Western World
LIFL216
Russian III
LAIS317 Japanese History & Culture
LIFL117
Portuguese I
LAIS320 Introduction to Ethics
LIFL127
Portuguese II
LAIS321 Political Philosophy and Engineering
LIFL217
Portuguese III
LAIS322 Introduction to Logic
LIFL118
Japanese I
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LIFL128
Japanese II
ternational Political Economy (IPE) Program at CSM was the
LIFL218
Japanese III
first such program in the U.S. designed with the engineering
LIFLx98
Special Topics
and applied science student in mind, and remains one of the
very few international engineering programs with this focus.
Minor Programs
International Political Economy is the study of the interplay
LAIS offers five minor programs. Students who elect to
among politics, the economy, and culture. In today’s global
pursue a minor usually will automatically satisfy their H&SS
economy, international engineering and applied science deci-
General Education requirements. They will also need to use
sions are fundamentally political decisions made by sover-
their free elective hours to complete a minor. Students may
eign nations. Therefore, International Political Economy
choose to pursue an Area of Special Interest (ASI) in any of
theories and models are often used in evaluating and imple-
the LAIS minor programs. Minors are a minimum of 18
menting engineering and science projects. Project evalua-
credit-hours; ASIs are a minimum of 12 credit-hours. No
tions and feasibilities now involve the application of such
more than half the credits to be applied towards an LAIS
IPE methods as political risk assessment and mitigation.
minor or ASI may be transfer credits. The LAIS Undergradu-
The IPE Program at CSM includes courses focusing on
ate Advisor must approve all transfer credits that will be used
Latin America/the Americas, Asia Pacific, Sub-Saharan
for an LAIS minor or ASI.
Africa, and the Middle East/Islamic World; courses with a
Prior to the completion of the sophomore year, a student
global focus; and optional foreign language study.
wishing to declare an LAIS Minor must fill out an LAIS
The IPE minor is also a gateway to the Combined Under-
Minor form (available in the LAIS Office) and obtain
graduate/Graduate Program in International Political Econ-
approval signatures from the appropriate minor advisor in
omy. The Combined Program leads to either a master's
LAIS and from the LAIS Director. The student must also fill
degree (Master of International Political Economy of Re-
out a Minor/Area of Special Interest Declaration (available in
sources), or either one or two Graduate Certificates (15 se-
the Registrar’s Office) and obtain approval signatures from
mester hours each) in International Political Economy. See
the student’s CSM advisor, from the Head or Director of the
the Graduate Bulletin for further details.
student’s major department or division, and from the LAIS
Director.
Science, Technology, and Society Minor
Program Advisor: Dr. Carl Mitcham. The Science, Tech-
The five minors or ASIs available and their advisors are:
nology, and Society (STS) Minor focuses on science and
Humanities Minor.
Prof. Tina Gianquitto
technology (or technoscience) in a societal context: how
International Political Economy Minor.
technoscience influences society, and how society influences
Prof. James Jesudason
technosciences. Courses provide historical and analytical
Science, Technology, and Society Minor.
approaches to questions inevitably confronting professional
Prof. Carl Mitcham
scientists, engineers, managers, and policy makers in both
Humanitarian Studies and Technology
public and private sectors. Such questions concern, for
Prof. Juan Lucena
example, professional ethical responsibilities, intellectual
Individualized Undergraduate Minor.
property rights, science policy formation, appropriate regula-
Prof. Sandy Woodson
tory regimes, assessments of societal impacts, and the roles
Students should consult these advisors for the specific re-
of technical innovation in economic development or inter-
quirements of each minor.
national competitiveness. Students work with the STS Advi-
sor to tailor a course sequence appropriate to their interests
Humanities Minor
and background.
Program Advisor: Dr. Tina Gianquitto. The focus in the
Humanities is the memorial record of the human imagination
Humanitarian Studies and Technology Minor
and intellect, discovering, recreating, and critically examin-
Program Advisor: Dr. Juan Lucena. The Humanitarian
ing the essential core of experience that sustains the human
Studies and Technology Minor (HST) concerns itself with
spirit in all adventures of our common life. The making of
the intersection of society, culture, and technology in
this record appears in various forms of art, including Litera-
humanitarian projects. Technologically-oriented humanitar-
ture, Visual Arts, Music (non-performing), Philosophy, and
ian projects are intended to provide fundamental needs (like
History. The Humanities (HU) Minor offers a variety of
food, water, shelter, and clothing) when these are missing or
opportunities to explore the wealth of our heritage. Students
inadequate, or higher-level needs for underserved communi-
work with the HU Advisor to design a coherent set of courses
ties. HST courses are offered through LAIS with additional
to constitute a minor program appropriate to their interests.
technical electives offered by departments across campus.
Students may also wish to investigate the 28-credit minor in
International Political Economy Minor
Humanitarian Engineering.
Program Advisor: Dr. James Jesudason. Ideal for students
anticipating careers in the earth resources industries. The In-
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Individualized Undergraduate Minor
Prerequisite: LAIS 100. Prerequisite or corequisite:
Program Advisor: Prof. Sandy Woodson. Students declar-
SYGN200. 3 hours lecture; 3 credit hours.
ing an Undergraduate Individual Minor in LAIS must choose LAIS221. INTRODUCTION TO RELIGIONS This course
18 restricted elective hours in LAIS in accordance with a
has two focuses. We will look at selected religions emphasiz-
coherent rationale reflecting some explicit focus that the stu-
ing their popular, institutional, and contemplative forms;
dent wishes to pursue. A student desiring this minor must de-
these will be four or five of the most common religions: Hin-
sign it in consultation with a member of the LAIS faculty
duism, Buddhism, Judaism, Christianity, and/or Islam. The
who approves the rationale and the choice of courses.
second point of the course focuses on how the Humanities
Description of Courses
and Social Sciences work. We will use methods from various
LAIS100. NATURE AND HUMAN VALUES (NHV) Na-
disciplines to study religion-history of religions and religious
ture and Human Values will focus on diverse views and criti-
thought, sociology, anthropology and ethnography, art history,
cal questions concerning traditional and contemporary issues
study of myth, philosophy, analysis of religious texts and arti-
linking the quality of human life and Nature, and their inter-
facts (both contemporary and historical), analysis of material
dependence. The course will examine various disciplinary
culture and the role it plays in religion, and other disciplines
and interdisciplinary approaches regarding two major ques-
and methodologies. We will look at the question of objectiv-
tions: 1) How has Nature affected the quality of human life
ity; is it possible to be objective? We will approach this
and the formulation of human values and ethics? (2) How
methodological question using the concept “standpoint.” For
have human actions, values, and ethics affected Nature?
selected readings, films, and your own writings, we will ana-
These issues will use cases and examples taken from across
lyze what the “standpoint” is. Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prereq-
time and cultures. Themes will include but are not limited to
uisite or corequisite: SYGN200.
population, natural resources, stewardship of the Earth, and
3 hours lecture/discussion; 3 semester hours
the future of human society. This is a writing-intensive
LAIS285. INTRODUCTION TO LAW AND LEGAL SYS-
course that will provide instruction and practice in expository
TEMS Examination of different approaches to, principles of,
writing, using the disciplines and perspectives of the Human-
and issues in the law in the U.S. and other societies. Prereq-
ities and Social Sciences. 4 hours lecture/seminar; 4 semes-
uisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or corequisite: SYGN200. 3
ter hours.
hours lecture/discussion; 3 semester hours.
LAIS101. SHORT FORM NATURE AND HUMAN VAL-
LAIS298. SPECIAL TOPICS Pilot course or special topics
UES For students with a minimum of three strong composi-
course. Topics chosen from special interests of instructor(s)
tion and related transfer credits, this course will, with LAIS
and student(s). Usually the course is offered only once. Pre-
undergraduate advisory permission, complete the LAIS100
requisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or corequisite: SYGN200.
Nature and Human and Value requirement. Prerequsite:
Variable credit: 1 to 6 semester hours. Repeatable for credit
transfer college composition course. 2 hours lecture/discus-
under different topics.
sion; 2 semester hours.
LAIS299. INDEPENDENT STUDY Individual research or
LAIS198. SPECIAL TOPICS Pilot course or special topics
special problem projects supervised by a faculty member.
course. Topics chosen from special interests of instructor(s)
Primarily for students who have completed their Humanities
and student(s). Usually the course is offered only once. Vari-
and Social Science requirements. Instructor consent required.
able credit: 1 to 6 semester hours. Repeatable for credit
Prerequisite: “Independent Study” form must be completed
under different titles.
and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit: 1 to 6 semes-
LAIS199. INDEPENDENT STUDY Individual research or
ter hours. Repeatable for credit.
special problem projects supervised by a faculty member.
LAIS300. CREATIVE WRITING: FICTION Students will
Primarily for students who have completed their Humanities
write weekly exercises and read their work for the pleasure
and Social Science requirements. Instructor consent required.
and edification of the class. The midterm in this course will
Prerequisite: “Independent Study” form must be completed
be the production of a short story. The final will consist of a
and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit: 1 to 6 semes-
completed, revised short story. The best of these works may
ter hours. Repeatable for credit.
be printed in a future collection. Prerequisite: LAIS 100. Pre-
LAIS220 INTRODUCTION TO PHILOSOPHY A general
requisite or corequisite: SYGN200. 3 hours lecture/discus-
introduction to philosophy that explores historical and ana-
sion; 3 semester hours.
lytic traditions. Historical exploration may compare and con-
LAIS301. CREATIVE WRITING: POETRY I This course
trast ancient and modern, rationalist and empiricist, European
focuses on reading and writing poetry. Students will learn
and Asian approaches to philosophy. Analytic exploration
many different poetic forms to compliment prosody, craft,
may consider such basic problems as the distinction between
and technique. Aesthetic preferences will be developed as the
illusion and reality, the one and the many, the structure of
class reads, discusses, and models some of the great Ameri-
knowledge, the existence of God, the nature of mind or self.
can poets. Weekly exercises reflect specific poetic tools, en-
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courage the writing of literary poetry, and stimulate the de-
within and beyond Europe, comparative totalitarianisms, the
velopment of the student’s craft. The purpose of the course is
rise of psychoanalytic theory and existentialism, and mod-
to experience the literature and its place in a multicultural so-
ernist and postmodern perspectives on the arts. Prerequisite:
ciety, while students “try on” various styles and contexts in
LAIS100, prerequisite or co-requisite: SYGN200. 3 hours
order to develop their own voice. The course enrollment is
lecture/discussion; 3 semester hours.
split between the 300 and 400 levels (see LAIS401), to allow
LAIS314. THE JOURNEY MOTIF IN MODERN LITERA-
returning students the opportunity for continued develop-
TURE This course will explore the notion that life is a jour-
ment. An additional book review and presentation, as well as
ney, be it a spiritual one to discover one’s self or
leading the small groups will be expected of returning stu-
geographical one to discover other lands and other people.
dents. Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or corequisite:
The exploration will rely on the major literary genres—
SYGN200. 3 hours seminar. 3 semester hours.
drama, fiction, and poetry—and include authors such as
LAIS305. AMERICAN LITERATURE: COLONIAL PE-
Twain, Hurston, Kerouac, Whitman, and Cormac McCarthy.
RIOD TO THE PRESENT This course offers an overview of
A discussion course. Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or
American literature from the colonial period to the present.
corequisite: SYGN200. 3 hours lecture/discussion; 3 semes-
The texts of the class provide a context for examining the tra-
ter hours.
ditions that shape the American nation as a physical, cultural
LAIS315 (previously LIHU 339). MUSICAL TRADITIONS
and historical space. As we read, we will focus on the rela-
OF THE WESTERN WORLD An introduction to music of
tionships between community, landscape, history, and lan-
the Western world from its beginnings to the present. Prereq-
guage in the American imagination. We will concentrate
uisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or corequisite: SYGN200. 3
specifically on conceptions of the nation and national identify
hours lecture/discussion; 3 semester hours.
in relation to race, gender, and class difference. Authors may
include: Rowlandson, Brown, Apess, Hawthorne, Douglass,
LAIS317. JAPANESE HISTORY AND CULTURE Japan-
Melville, Whitman, James, Stein, Eliot, Hemingway, Silko,
ese History and Culture covers Japan’s historical and cultural
and Auster. Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or corequi-
foundations from earliest times through the modern period. It
site: SYGN200. 3 hours lecture/discussion; 3 semester hours.
is designed to allow students who have had three semesters
of Japanese language instruction (or the equivalent) to apply
LAIS306. AFRICAN AMERICAN LITERATURE: FOUN-
their knowledge of Japanese in a social science-based course.
DATIONS TO THE PRESENT This course is an examina-
Major themes will include: cultural roots; forms of social
tion of African-American literature from its origins in black
organization; the development of writing systems; the devel-
folklore to the present. Students will be introduced to the
opment of religious institutions; the evolution of legal institu-
major texts and cultural productions of the African American
tions; literary roots; and clan structure. Prerequisites:
tradition. We will examine a diverse collection of materials
LAIS100. Prerequisite or corequisite: SYGN200. 3 hours
including slave narratives, autobiographies, essays, and nov-
seminar; 3 semester hours.
els, in addition to musical traditions such as spirituals,
gospel, ragtime, and blues. The materials of this class offer
LAIS320. INTRODUCTION TO ETHICS A general intro-
an opportunity to identify literary characteristics that have
duction to ethics that explores its analytic and historical tra-
evolved out of the culture, language, and historical experi-
ditions. Reference will commonly be made to one or more
ence of black people and to examine constructions of race
significant texts by such moral philosophers as Plato, Aristo-
and racial difference in America. Authors may include:
tle, Augustine, Thomas Aquinas, Kant, John Stuart Mill, and
Equiano, Douglass, Chesnutt, DuBois, Johnson, Hughes,
others. Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or corequisite:
Hurston, Toomer, Larsen, Wright, Ellison, Hayden, and Mor-
SYGN200. 3 hours lecture/discussion; 3 semester hours.
rison. Prerequisite: LAIS100, prerequisite or corequisite:
LAIS321. POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY AND ENGINEER-
SYGN200. 3 hours lecture/discussion; 3 semester hours.
ING A critical exploration of how engineering may be re-
LAIS310. MODERN EUROPEAN LITERATURE This
lated to different philosophies of the common good.
course will introduce students to some of the major figures
Prerequisite: LAIS100. Corequisite: SYGN200. 3 hours lec-
and generative themes of post-Enlightenment European and
ture/discussion; 3 semester hours.
British literature. Reading, discussion, and writing will focus
LAIS322 INTRODUCTION TO LOGIC A general introduc-
on fiction, poetry, drama, and critical essays representing
tion to logic that explores its analytic and historical tradi-
British, French, Germanic, Italian, Czech, and Russian cul-
tions. Coverage will commonly consider informal and formal
tural traditions. Engaging these texts will foster understand-
fallacies, syllogistic logic, sentential logic, and elementary
ing of some of the pivotal philosophical, political, and
quantification theory. Reference will commonly be made to
aesthetic movements and debates that have shaped modern
the work of such logical theorists as Aristotle, Frege, Russell
European society and culture. Thematic concerns will in-
and Whitehead, Quine, and others. Prerequisite: LAIS100.
clude the French Enlightenment and its legacies, imperialism
Corequisite: SYGN200. 3 hours lecture; 3 credit hours.
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LAIS325. CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY A study of the
and theoreticians. The course is primarily a lecture course
social behavior and cultural development of humans. Prereq-
with possible group and individual presentations as class size
uisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or corequisite: SYGN200. 3
permits. Tests will be both objective and essay types. Prereq-
hours lecture/discussion; 3 semester hours.
uisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or corequisite: SYGN200. 3
LAIS335. INTERNATIONAL POLITICAL ECONOMY OF
hours lecture/discussion; 3 semester hours.
LATIN AMERICA A broad survey of the interrelationship
LAIS370. HISTORY OF SCIENCE An introduction to the
between the state and economy in Latin America as seen
social history of science, exploring significant people, theo-
through an examination of critical contemporary and histori-
ries, and social practices in science, with special attention to
cal issues that shape polity, economy, and society. Special
the histories of physics, chemistry, earth sciences, ecology,
emphasis will be given to the dynamics of interstate relation-
and biology. Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or co-requi-
ships between the developed North and the developing
site SYGN200. 3 hours lecture/discussion; 3 semester hours.
South. Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or corequisite:
LAIS371. HISTORY OF TECHNOLOGY A survey of the
SYGN200. 3 hours lecture/discussion; 3 semester hours.
history of technology in the modern period (from roughly
LAIS337. INTERNATIONAL POLITICAL ECONOMY OF
1700 to the present), exploring the role technology has
ASIA A broad survey of the interrelationship between the
played in the political and social history of countries around
state and economy in East and Southeast Asia as seen
the world. Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or co-requisite
through an examination of critical contemporary and histori-
SYGN200. 3 hours lecture/discussion; 3 semester hours.
cal issues that shape polity, economy, and society. Special
LAIS375. ENGINEERING CULTURES This course seeks
emphasis will be given to the dynamics of interstate relation-
to improve students’ abilities to understand and assess engi-
ships between the developed North and the developing
neering problem solving from different cultural, political,
South. Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or corequisite:
and historical perspectives. An exploration, by comparison
SYGN200. 3 hours lecture/discussion; 3 semester hours.
and contrast, of engineering cultures in such settings as 20th
LAIS339. INTERNATIONAL POLITICAL ECONOMY OF
century United States, Japan, former Soviet Union and pres-
THE MIDDLE EAST A broad survey of the interrelation-
ent-day Russia, Europe, Southeast Asia, and Latin America.
ships between the state and market in the Middle East as seen
Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or corequisite:
through an examination of critical contemporary and histori-
SYGN200. 3 hours lecture/discussion; 3 semester hours.
cal issues that shape polity, economy, and society. Special
LAIS379. UTOPIAS/DYSTOPIAS This course studies the
emphasis will be given to the dynamics between the devel-
relationship between society, technology, and science using
oped North and the developing South. Prerequisite:
fiction and film as a point of departure. A variety of science
LAIS100. Prerequisite or corequisite: SYGN200. 3 hours
fiction novels, short stories, and films will provide the start-
lecture/discussion; 3 semester hours.
ing point for discussions. These creative works will also be
LAIS341. INTERNATIONAL POLITICAL ECONOMY OF
concrete examples of various conceptualizations that histori-
AFRICA A broad survey of the interrelationships between
ans, sociologists, philosophers, and other scholars have cre-
the state and market in Africa as seen through an examination
ated to discuss the relationship. Prerequisite: LAIS100.
of critical contemporary and historical issues that shape
Prerequisite or corequisite: SYGN200. 3 hours seminar; 3 se-
polity, economy, and society. Special emphasis will be given
mester hours.
to the dynamics between the developed North and the devel-
LAIS398. SPECIAL TOPICS Pilot course or special topics
oping South. Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or corequi-
course. Topics chosen from special interests of instructor(s)
site: SYGN200. 3 hours lecture/discussion; 3 semester hours.
and student(s). Usually the course is offered only once.Vari-
LAIS345. INTERNATIONAL POLITICAL ECONOMY In-
able credit: 1 to 6 semester hours. Repeatable for credit
ternational Political Economy is a study of contentious and
under different topics.
harmonious relationships between the state and the market on
LAIS399. INDEPENDENT STUDY Individual research or
the nation-state level, between individual states and their
special problem projects supervised by a faculty member.
markets on the regional level, and between region-states and
Primarily for students who have completed their Humanities
region-markets on the global level. Prerequisite: LAIS100.
and Social Science requirements. Instructor consent required.
Prerequisite or corequisite: SYGN200. 3 hours lecture/
Prerequisite: “Independent Study” form must be completed
discussion; 3 semester hours.
and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit: 1 to 6 semes-
LAIS365. HISTORY OF WAR (H) History of War looks at
ter hours. Repeatable for credit.
war primarily as a significant human activity in the history of
LAIS401. CREATIVE WRITING: POETRY II This course
the Western World since the times of Greece and Rome to the
is a continuation of LAIS301 for those interested in develop-
present. The causes, strategies, results, and costs of various
ing their poetry writing further. It focuses on reading and
wars will be covered, with considerable focus on important
writing poetry. Students will learn many different poetic
military and political leaders as well as on noted historians
forms to compliment prosody, craft, and technique. Aesthetic
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preferences will be developed as the class reads, discusses,
based on participation, response essays, and a final essay.
and models some of the great American poets. Weekly exer-
Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or corequisite:
cises reflect specific poetic tools, encourage the writing of
SYGN200. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
literary poetry, and simulate the development of the student’s
LAIS410. CRITICAL PERSPECTIVES ON 20TH CEN-
craft. The purpose of the course is to experience the literature
TURY LITERATURE This course introduces students to
and its place in a multicultural society, while students “try
texts and cultural productions of the 20th Century literature.
on” various styles and contexts in order to develop their own
We will examine a diverse collection of materials, including
voice. The course enrollment is split between the 300 and
novels and short stories, poems, plays, films, painting, and
400 levels to allow returning students the opportunity for
sculpture. Science, technology, violence, history, identity,
continued development. An additional book review and pres-
language all come under the careful scrutiny of the authors
entation, as well as leading the small groups will be expected
we will discuss in this course, which may include Conrad,
of returning students. Prerequisite: LAIS301. Prerequisite or
Fanon, Achebe, Eliot, Kafka, Barnes, Camus, Borges, and
corequisite: SYGN200. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
Marquez, among others. We will also screen films that com-
LAIS402. WRITING PROPOSALS FOR A BETTER
ment upon the fragility of individual identity in the face of
WORLD This course develops the student’s writing and
modern technology. Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or
higher-order thinking skills and helps meet the needs of un-
co-requisite: SYGN200. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
derserved populations, particularly via funding proposals
LAIS411. MODERN AFRICAN LITERATURE This course
written for nonprofit organizations. Prerequisite: LAIS100.
examines African writers' depictions of varied material and
Prerequisite or corequisite: SYGN200. 3 hours seminar;
symbolic transformations wrought by twentieth-century colo-
3 semester hours.
nialism and decolonization, and their differential impacts
LAIS405. BECOMING AMERICAN: LITERARY PER-
upon individual lives and collective histories around the con-
SPECTIVES This course will explore the increasing hetero-
tinent. Fiction and poetry representing Anglophone, Fran-
geneity of U.S. society by examining the immigration and
cophone, Arabic, and indigenous language traditions will
assimilation experience of Americans from Europe, Africa,
constitute the bulk of the reading. Alongside their intrinsic
Latin America, and Asia as well as Native Americans. Pri-
artistic values, these texts illuminate religious, ritual, and
mary sources and works of literature will provide the media
popular cultural practices massively important to social
for examining these phenomena. In addition, Arthur
groups in countries ranging from Nigeria, Guinea, Sierra
Schlesinger, Jr.’s thesis about the ‘unifying ideals and com-
Leone, Liberia, and Ivory Coast to Sudan, Uganda, Rwanda,
mon culture’ that have allowed the United States to absorb
and Zimbabwe. Primary soci-historical themes will include
immigrants from every corner of the globe under the um-
generational consciousness, ethnicity, gender relations, the
brella of individual freedom, and the various ways in which
dramatic grown of cities, and forms of collective violence
Americans have attempted to live up to the motto ‘e pluribus
stirred by actions and inactions of colonial and postcolonial
unum’ will also be explored. Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prereq-
governments. Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or co-req-
uisite or corequisite: SYGN200. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester
uisite: SYGN200. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
hours.
LAIS414. HEROES AND ANTIHEROES: A TRAGIC
LAIS406. THE AMERICAN DREAM: ILLUSION OR RE-
VIEW This course features heroes and antiheroes (average
ALITY? This seminar will examine ‘that elusive phrase, the
folks, like most of us), but because it is difficult to be heroic
American dream,’ and ask what it meant to the pioneers in
unless there are one or more villains lurking in the shadows,
the New World, how it withered, and whether it has been re-
there will have to be an Iago or Caesar or a politician or a
vived. The concept will be critically scrutinized within cul-
member of the bureaucracy to overcome. Webster’s defines
tural contexts. The study will rely on the major genres of
heroic as ‘exhibiting or marked by courage and daring.’
fiction, drama, and poetry, but will venture into biography
Courage and daring are not confined to the battlefield, of
and autobiography, and will range from Thoreau’s Walden to
course. One can find them in surprising places—in the com-
Kerouac’s On the Road and Boyle’s Budding Prospects. Pre-
munity (Ibsen’s Enemy of the People), in the psychiatric
requisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or corequisite: SYGN200.
ward (Kesey’s One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest), in the mili-
3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
tary (Heller’s Catch-22), on the river (Twain’s The Adventures
LAIS409. SHAKESPEAREAN DRAMA Shakespeare, the
of Huckleberry Finn or in a “bachelor pad” (Simon’s Last of
most well known writer in English and perhaps the world,
the Red Hot Lovers). Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or
deals with universal themes and the ultimate nature of what it
corequisite: SYGN200. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
is to be a human being. His plays are staged, filmed, and read
LAIS416. INTRODUCTION TO FILM STUDIES This
around the globe, even after 400 years. This seminar will ex-
course introduces students to the basics of film history, form,
plore why Shakespeare’s plays and characters have such last-
and criticism. Students will be exposed to a variety of film
ing power and meaning to humanity. The seminar will
forms, including documentary, narratve, and formalist films,
combine class discussion, lecture, and video. Grades will be
and will be encouraged to discuss and write about these
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forms using critical film language. Students will have an op-
War II, contemporary security issues that both divide and
portunity to work on their own film projects and to conduct
unite the region; and globalization processes that encourage
research into the relationship between films and their histori-
Asia Pacific to forge a single trading bloc. Prerequisite:
cal, cultural, and ideological origins. Prerequisite: LAIS100.
LAIS100. Prerequisite or corequisite: SYGN200. 3 hours
Prerequisite or co-requisite: SYGN200. 3 hours seminar, 3
seminar; 3 semester hours.
semester hours.
LAIS441. AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT This course pro-
LAIS420. BUSINESS, ENGINEERING AND LEADER-
vides a broad overview of the political economy of Africa. Its
SHIP ETHICS A critical exploration of business, manage-
goal is to give students an understanding of the possibilities
ment, engineering, and leadership ethics, with an emphasis
of African development and the impediments that currently
on relations among these fields of practice. Prerequisite:
block its economic growth. Despite substantial natural re-
LAIS100. Prerequisite or corequisite: SYGN200. 3 hours
sources, mineral reserves, and human capital, most African
seminar; 3 semester hours.
countries remain mired in poverty. The struggles that have
LAIS421 ENVIRONMENTAL PHILOSOPHY A critical ex-
arisen on the continent have fostered thinking about the curse
amination of environmental ethics and the philosophical the-
of natural resources where countries with oil or diamonds are
ories on which they depend. Topics may include
beset with political instability and warfare. Readings give
preservation/conservation, animal welfare, deep ecology, the
first an introduction to the continent followed by a focus on
land ethic, eco-feminism, environmental justice, sustainabil-
the specific issues that confront African development today.
ity, or non-western approaches. This class may also include
Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or co-requisite:
analyses of select, contemporary environmental issues. Pre-
SYGN200. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester.
requisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or co-requisite: SYGN200.
LAIS442 NATURAL RESOURCES AND WAR IN
3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
AFRICA Africa possesses abundant natural resources yet
LAIS435. LATIN AMERICAN DEVELOPMENT A senior
suffers civil wars and international conflicts based on access
seminar designed to explore the political economy of current
to resource revenues. The course examines the distinctive
and recent past development strategies, models, efforts, and
history of Africa, the impact of the resource curse, misman-
issues in Latin America, one of the most dynamic regions of
agement of government and corruption, and specific cases of
the world today. Development is understood to be a nonlin-
unrest and war in Africa. Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite
ear, complex set of processes involving political, economic,
or corequisite: SYGN200. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
social, cultural, and environmental factors whose ultimate
LAIS446. GLOBALIZATION This international political
goal is to improve the quality of life for individuals. The role
economy seminar is an historical and contemporary analysis
of both the state and the market in development processes
of globalization processes examined through selected issues
will be examined. Topics to be covered will vary as changing
of world affairs of political, economic, military, and diplo-
realities dictate but will be drawn from such subjects as in-
matic significance. Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or
equality of income distribution; the role of education and
corequisite: SYGN200. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
health care; region-markets; the impact of globalization; in-
LAIS447. GLOBAL CORPORATIONS This international
stitution-building; corporate-community-state interfaces; ne-
political economy seminar seeks to (1) understand the history
oliberalism; privatization; democracy; and public policy
of the making of global corporations and their relationship to
formulation as it relates to development goals. Prerequisite:
the state, region-markets, and region-states; and (2) analyze
LAIS100. Prerequisite or corequisite: SYGN200. 3 hours
the on-going changes in global, regional, and national politi-
seminar; 3 semester hours.
cal economies due to the presence of global corporations.
LAIS436.. HEMISPHERIC INTEGRATION IN THE AMER-
Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or corequisite:
ICAS This international political economy seminar is de-
SYGN200. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
signed to accompany the endeavor now under way in the
LAIS448. GLOBAL ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES Critical
Americas to create a free trade area for the entire Western
examination of interactions between development and the en-
Hemisphere. Integrating this hemisphere, however, is not just
vironment and the human dimensions of global change; so-
restricted to the mechanics of facilitating trade but also en-
cial, political, economic, and cultural responses to the
gages a host of other economic, political, social, cultural, and
management and preservation of natural resources and
environmental issues, which will also be treated in this
ecosystems on a global scale. Exploration of the meaning and
course. Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or corequisite:
implications of “Stewardship of the Earth” and “Sustainable
SYGN200. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
Development.” Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or coreq-
LAIS437. ASIAN DEVELOPMENT This international po-
uisite: SYGN200. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
litical economy seminar deals with the historical develop-
LAIS449. CULTURAL DYNAMICS OF GLOBAL DEVEL-
ment of Asia Pacific from agrarian to post-industrial eras; its
OPMENT Role of cultures and nuances in world develop-
economic, political, and cultural transformation since World
ment; cultural relationship between the developed North and
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the developing South, specifically between the U.S. and the
tory, sociology, literature, and a brief look at theory. The
Third World. Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or corequi-
class will begin discussing some basic concepts such as gen-
site: SYGN200. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
der and sex and the essential and/or social construction of
LAIS450. POLITICAL RISK ASSESSMENT This course
gender, for example. We will then focus on topical and histor-
will review the existing methodologies and techniques of risk
ical issues. We will look at modern engineering using socio-
assessment in both country-specific and global environments.
logical studies that focus on women in engineering. We will
It will also seek to design better ways of assessing and evalu-
look at some specific topics including military technologies,
ating risk factors for business and public diplomacy in the in-
ecology, and reproductive technologies. Prerequisite:
creasingly globalized context of economy and politics
LAIS100. Prerequisite or corequisite: SYGN200. 3 hours
wherein the role of the state is being challenged and rede-
seminar; 3 semester hours.
fined. Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or corequisite:
LAIS475 ENGINEERING CULTURES IN THE DEVEL-
SYGN200. Prerequisite: At least one IPE 300- or 400-level
OPING WORLD An investigation and assessment of engi-
course and permission of instructor. 3 hours seminar; 3 se-
neering problem solving in the developing world using
mester hours.
historical and cultural cases. Countries to be included range
LAIS451. POLITICAL RISK ASSESSMENT RESEARCH
across Africa, Asia, and Latin America. Prerequisite:
SEMINAR This international political economy seminar
LAIS100. Prerequisite or corequisite: SYGN200. 3 hours
must be taken concurrently with LAIS450/550, Political Risk
seminar; 3 semester hours.
Assessment. Its purpose is to acquaint the student with em-
LAIS476. TECHNOLOGY AND INTERNATIONAL DE-
pirical research methods and sources appropriate to conduct-
VELOPMENT An historical examination of the role of tech-
ing a political risk assessment study, and to hone the students'
nology in humanitarian and social improvement projects.
analytical abilities. Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or
Prerequisite: LAIS100. Corequisite: SYGN200. 3 hours lec-
corequisite: SYGN200. Concurrent enrollment in
ture/discussion; 3 semester hours.
LAIS450/550. 1 hour seminar; 1 semester hour.
LAIS485. CONSTITUTIONAL LAW AND POLITICS This
LAIS452. CORRUPTION AND DEVELOPMENT This
course presents a comprehensive survey of the U.S. Constitu-
course addresses the problem of corruption and its impact on
tion with special attention devoted to the first ten Amend-
development. Readings are multidisciplinary and include
ments, also known as the Bill of Rights. Since the
policy studies, economics, and political science. Students
Constitution is primarily a legal document, the class will
will acquire an understanding of what constitutes corruption,
adopt a legal approach to constitutional interpretation. How-
how it negatively affects development, and what they, as en-
ever, as the historical and political context of constitutional
gineers in a variety of professional circumstances, might do
interpretation is inseparable from the legal analysis, these
in circumstances in which bribe paying or bribe taking might
areas will also be covered. Significant current developments
occur. Prereqisite: LAIS100. Prerequeiste or corequisite:
in constitutional jurisprudence will also be examined. The
SYGN200. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
first part of the course deals with Articles I through III of the
LAIS459. INTERNATIONAL FIELD PRACTICUM For
Constitution, which specify the division of national govern-
students who go abroad for an on-site practicum involving
mental power among the executive, legislative, and judicial
their technical field as practiced in another country and cul-
branches of government. Additionally, the federal nature of
ture; required course for students pursuing a certificate in In-
the American governmental system, in which governmental
ternational Political Economy; all arrangements for this
authority is apportioned between the national government
course are to be supervised and approved by the advisor of
and the state governments, will be studied. The second part
the International Political Economy minor program. Prereq-
of the course examines the individual rights specifically pro-
uisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or corequisite: SYGN200.
tected by the amendments to the Constitution, principally the
3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
First, Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, Eighth, and Fourteenth Amend-
ments. Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or corequisite:
LAIS465. THE AMERICAN MILITARY EXPERIENCE A
SYGN200. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
survey of military history, with primary focus on the Ameri-
can military experience from 1775 to present. Emphasis is
LAIS486. SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY POLICY An
placed not only on military strategy and technology, but also
examination of current issues relating to science and technol-
on relevant political, social, and economic questions. Prereq-
ogy policy in the United States and, as appropriate, in other
uisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or corequisite: SYGN200. 3
countries. Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or corequisite:
hours seminar; 3 semester hours. Open to ROTC students or
SYGN200. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
by permission of the LAIS Division.
LAIS487. ENVIRONMENTAL POLITICS AND POLICY
LAIS470. TECHNOLOGY AND GENDER: ISSUES This
Seminar on environmental policies and the political and gov-
course focuses on how women and men relate to technology.
ernmental processes that produce them. Group discussion
Several traditional disciplines will be used: philosophy, his-
and independent research on specific environmental issues.
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Primary but not exclusive focus on the U.S. Prerequisite:
sions of daily conversation, and Spanish American culture. 3
LAIS100. Prerequisite or corequisite: SYGN200. 3 hours
semester hours.
seminar; 3 semester hours.
LIFL123. SPANISH II Continuation of Spanish I with an
LAIS488. WATER POLITICS AND POLICY Seminar on
emphasis on acquiring conversational skills as well as further
water policies and the political and governmental processes
study of grammar, vocabulary, and Spanish American cul-
that produce them, as an exemplar of natural resource politics
ture. 3 semester hours.
and policy in general. Group discussion and independent re-
LIFL213. SPANISH III Emphasis on furthering conversa-
search on specific politics and policy issues. Primary but not
tional skills and a continuing study of grammar, vocabulary,
exclusive focus on the U.S. Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequi-
and Spanish American culture. 3 semester hours.
site or corequisite: SYGN200. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester
hours.
LIFL114. ARABIC I Fundamentals of spoken and written
Arabic with an emphasis on vocabulary, idiomatic expres-
LAIS498. SPECIAL TOPICS Pilot course or special topics
sions of daily conversation, and culture of Arabic-speaking
course. Topics chosen from special interests of instructor(s)
societies. 3 semester hours.
and student(s). Usually the course is offered only once.Vari-
able credit: 1 to 6 semester hours. Repeatable for credit
LIFL124. ARABIC II Continuation of Arabic I with an em-
under different titles.
phasis on acquiring conversational skills as well as further
study of grammar, vocabulary, and culture of Arabic speak-
LAIS499. INDEPENDENT STUDY Individual research or
ing societies. 3 semester hours.
special problem projects supervised by a faculty member.
Primarily for students who have completed their Humanities
LIFL214. ARABIC III Emphasis on furthering conversa-
and Social Science requirements. Instructor consent required.
tional skills and a continuing study of grammar, vocabulary,
Prerequisite: “Independent Study” form must be completed
and culture of Arabic-speaking societies. 3 semester hours.
and submitted to the Registrar. Prerequisite: LAIS100. Pre-
LIFL115. GERMAN I Fundamentals of spoken and written
requisite or corequisite: SYGN200. Variable credit: 1 to 6 se-
German with an emphasis on vocabulary, idiomatic expres-
mester hours. Repeatable for credit.
sions of daily conversation, and German culture. 3 semester
Foreign Languages (LIFL)
hours.
A variety of foreign languages is available through the
LIFL125. GERMAN II Continuation of German I with an
LAIS Division. Students interested in a particular language
emphasis on acquiring conversational skills as well as further
should check with the LAIS Division Office to determine
study of grammar, vocabulary, and German culture. 3 semes-
when these languages might be scheduled. In order to gain
ter hours.
basic proficiency from their foreign language study, students
LIFL215. GERMAN III Emphasis on furthering conversa-
are encouraged to enroll for at least two semesters in what-
tional skills and a continuing study of grammar, vocabulary,
ever language(s) they elect to take. If there is sufficient de-
and German culture. 3 semester hours.
mand, the Division can provide third- and fourth-semester
courses in a given foreign language. No student is permit-
LIFL116. RUSSIAN I Fundamentals of spoken and written
ted to take a foreign language that is either his/her native
Russian with an emphasis on vocabulary, idiomatic expres-
language or second language. Proficiency tests may be used
sions of daily conversation, and Russian culture. 3 semester
to determine at what level a student should be enrolled, but a
hours.
student cannot receive course credit by taking these tests.
LIFL126. RUSSIAN II Continuation of Russian I with an
Foreign Language Policy
emphasis on acquiring conversational skills as well as further
Students will not receive credit toward their LAIS or Free
study of grammar, vocabulary, and Russian culture. 3 semes-
Elective graduation requirements for taking a foreign language
ter hours.
in which they have had previous courses as per the following
LIFL216. RUSSIAN III Emphasis on furthering conversa-
formula:
tional skills and a continuing study of grammar, vocabulary,
If a student has taken one year in high school or one semes-
and Russian culture. 3 semester hours.
ter in college, he/she will not receive graduation credit for the
LIFL117. PORTUGUESE I Fundamentals of spoken and
first semester in a CSM foreign language course. Likewise, if
written Portuguese with an emphasis on vocabulary, id-
a student has taken two years in high school or two semesters
iomatic expressions of daily conversation, and Brazilian cul-
in college, he/she will not receive graduation credit for the
ture. 3 semester hours.
second semester, and if a student has taken three years in high
LIFL127. PORTUGUESE II Continuation of Portuguese I
school or three semesters in college, he/she will not receive
with an emphasis on acquiring conversational skills as well
graduation credit for the third semester.
as further study of grammar, vocabulary, and Brazilian cul-
LIFL113. SPANISH I Fundamentals of spoken and written
ture. 3 semester hours.
Spanish with an emphasis on vocabulary, idiomatic expres-
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LIFL217. PORTUGUESE III Emphasis on furthering con-
A cultural opportunity for students with music skills to
versational skills and a continuing study of grammar, vocab-
continue study in music for a richer personal development.
ulary, and Brazilian culture. 3 semester hours.
Free elective hours required by degree-granting departments
LIFL118. JAPANESE I Fundamentals of spoken and written
may be satisfied by a maximum of 3 semester hours total of
Japanese with an emphasis on vocabulary, idiomatic expres-
concert band (i.e., spring semester), chorus, or physical edu-
sions of daily conversation, and Japanese culture. 3 semester
cation and athletics.
hours.
LIMU101, 102, 201, 202, 301, 302, 401, 402. BAND Study,
LIFL128. JAPANESE II Continuation of Japanese I with an
rehearsal, and performance of concert, marching and stage
emphasis on acquiring conversational skills as well as further
repertory. Emphasis on fundamentals of rhythm, intonation,
study of grammar, vocabulary, and Japanese culture. 3 se-
embouchure, and ensemble. 2 hours rehearsal; 1 semester hour.
mester hours.
Not repeatable using same course number. See rules limiting
the number of hours applicable to a degree under Free Elec-
LIFL218. JAPANESE III Emphasis on furthering conversa-
tives.
tional skills and a continuing study of grammar, vocabulary,
and Japanese culture. 3 semester hours.
LIMU111, 112, 211, 212, 311, 312, 411, 412. CHORUS
Study, rehearsal, and performance of choral music of the
LIFL 198, 298, 398, and 498. SPECIAL TOPICS Pilot
classical, romantic, and modern periods with special empha-
course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special
sis on principles of diction, rhythm, intonation, phrasing, and
interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is
ensemble. 2 hours rehearsal; 1 semester hour. Not repeatable
offered only once. Variable credit: 1 to 6 semester hours. Re-
using same course number. See rules limiting the number of
peatable for credit under different topics.
hours applicable to a degree under Free Electives.
LIFL 199, 299, 399, and 499. INDEPENDENT STUDY In-
LIMU340. MUSIC THEORY The course begins with the
dividual research or special problem projects supervised by a
fundamentals of music theory and moves into their more
faculty member. Instructor consent required. Prerequisite:
complex applications. Music of the common practice period
"Independent Study" form must be completed and submitted
is considered. Aural and visual recognition of harmonic
to the Registrar. Variable credit: 1 to 6 semester hours. Re-
materials covered is emphasized. Prerequisite: LAIS339 or
peatable for credit.
consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture/discussion; 3 semester
Communication (LICM)
hours.
Courses in Communication do not count toward the Hu-
(See also LAIS315. MUSICAL TRADITIONS OF THE
manities & Social Sciences General Education restricted
WESTERN WORLD in preceding list of LAIS courses.)
elective requirement but may be taken for Free Elective
credit and to complete a communications minor or Area of
LIMU350 MUSIC TECHNOLOGY An introduction to the
Special Interest (ASI).
physics of music and sound. The history of music technology
from wax tubes to synthesizers. Construction of instruments
LICM301. ORAL COMMUNICATION A five-week course
and studio. 3 hours lecture. 3 semester hours.
which teaches the fundamentals of effectively preparing and
presenting messages. “Hands-on” course emphasizing short
LIMU421 (previously LIMU401). JAZZ ENSEMBLE/PEP
(5- and 10-minute) weekly presentations made in small
BAND - FALL The Jazz Ensemble provides an opportunity
groups to simulate professional and corporate communica-
for students to participate in a musical ensemble in the jazz
tions. Students are encouraged to make formal presentations
big band format. Jazz music is a unique American art form.
which relate to their academic or professional fields. Exten-
The big band jazz format is an exciting way for students to
sive instruction in the use of visuals. Presentations are re-
experience the power, grace and beauty of this art form and
hearsed in class two days prior to the formal presentations,
music in general. The class will consist of regular weekly re-
all of which are video-taped and carefully evaluated. 1 hour
hearsals and one or more concert performance (s). 1 semester
lecture/lab; 1 semester hour.
hour. Repeatable for credit. See rules limiting the number of
hours applicable to a degree under Free Electives.
LICM306. SELECTED TOPICS IN WRITTEN COMMU-
NICATION Information on courses designated by this
LIMU422 (previously LIMU402). JAZZ ENSEMBLE/PEP
number may be obtained from the LAIS Division. Will de-
BAND - SPRING The Jazz Ensemble provides an opportu-
pend on the level of the specific course. 1 to 3 hours
nity for students to participate in a musical ensemble in the
lecture/lab; variable credit: 1 to 3 semester hours.
jazz big band format. Jazz music is a unique American art
form. The big band jazz format is an exciting way for stu-
Music (LIMU)
dents to experience the power, grace and beauty of this art
Courses in Music do not count toward the Humanities &
form and music in general. The class will consist of regular
Social Sciences General Education restricted elective re-
weekly rehearsals and one or more concert performance(s).
quirement but may be taken for Free Elective credit.
1 semester hour. Repeatable for credit. See rules limiting
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the number of hours applicable to a degree under Free Elec-
Mathematical and
tives.
LIMU423 (previously LIMU403). JAZZ LAB The Jazz Lab
Computer Sciences
provides an opportunity for students to participate in a musi-
GRAEME FAIRWEATHER, Professor and Department Head
cal ensemble in the jazz combo format. Jazz music is a
BERNARD BIALECKI, Professor
unique American art form. The jazz combo format is an ex-
TRACY CAMP, Professor
citing way for students to experience the joy and sense of
MAHADEVAN GANESH, Professor
achievement of performing this great American music form.
WILLY HEREMAN, Professor
The class will consist of regular weekly rehearsals and one or
PAUL A. MARTIN, Professor
more concert performance(s). 1 semester hour. Repeatable
DINESH MEHTA, Professor
for credit. See rules limiting the number of hours applicable
WILLIAM C. NAVIDI, Professor
to a degree under Free Electives.
BARBARA M. MOSKAL, Associate Professor
LUIS TENORIO, Associate Professor
Systems (SYGN)
MICHAEL COLAGROSSO, Assistant Professor
SYGN200. HUMAN SYSTEMS Human Systems is an in-
REINHARD FURRER, Assistant Professor
terdisciplinary historical examination of key systems created
QI HAN, Assistant Professor
by humans—namely, political, economic, social, and cultural
JAE YOUNG LEE, Assistant Professor
institutions—as they have evolved worldwide from the in-
JING-MEI QIU, Assistant Professor
ception of the modern era (ca. 1500) to the present. This
ANDRZEJ SZYMCZAK, Assistant Professor
course embodies an elaboration of these human systems as
CYNDI RADER, Senior Lecturer
TERRY BRIDGMAN, Lecturer
introduced in their environmental context in Nature and
G. GUSTAVE GREIVEL, Lecturer
Human Values and will reference themes and issues explored
ROMAN TANKELEVICH, Lecturer
therein. It also demonstrates the cross-disciplinary applicabil-
SCOTT STRONG, Instructor
ity of the ‘systems’ concept. Assignments will give students
WILLIAM R. ASTLE, Professor Emeritus
continued practice in writing. Prerequisite: LAIS100. 3 hours
NORMAN BLEISTEIN, Professor Emeritus
lecture/discussion; 3 semester hours.
ARDEL J. BOES, Professor Emeritus
AUSTIN R. BROWN, Professor Emeritus
JOHN A. DESANTO, Professor Emeritus
RAYMOND R. GUTZMAN, Professor Emeritus
FRANK G. HAGIN, Professor Emeritus
DONALD C.B. MARSH, Professor Emeritus
STEVEN PRUESS, Professor Emeritus
ROBERT E. D. WOOLSEY, Professor Emeritus
BARBARA B. BATH, Associate Professor Emerita
RUTH MAURER, Associate Professor Emerita
ROBERT G. UNDERWOOD, Associate Professor Emeritus
Program Description
The Mathematical and Computer Sciences Department
(MCS) offers an undergraduate degree in which the student
may select a program in the mathematical and computer sci-
ences. There are three tracks: (i) the Computational and Ap-
plied Mathematics (CAM) option, (ii) the Statistics option,
and (iii) the Computer Sciences option. Each track offers a
unique opportunity to study mathematical and computer sci-
ences in an engineering environment. All three tracks empha-
size technical competence, problem solving, teamwork,
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 a broad sense, these programs stress the development
to the solution of problems,
of practical applications techniques to enhance the overall
Identifying, formulating and solving mathematics/com-
attractiveness of mathematical and computer sciences ma-
puter science problems, and
jors to a wide range of employers in industry. More
specifically, we utilize a summer "field session" program
Analyzing and interpreting statistical data.
in Computer Science and the senior capstone experiences
Students will demonstrate an understanding and apprecia-
in Computational and Applied Mathematics, and Statistics
tion for the relationship of mathematics/computer science to
to engage high level undergraduate students in problems
other fields by:
of practical applicability for potential employers. These
Applying mathematics/computer science to solve prob-
courses are designed to simulate an industrial job or re-
lems in other fields,
search environment. The close collaboration with potential
employers or professors improves communication be-
Working in cooperative multi-disciplinary teams, and
tween our students and the private sector as well as with
Choosing appropriate technology to solve problems in
sponsors from other disciplines on campus.
other disciplines.
Mathematical and Computer Sciences majors can use their
Students will demonstrate an ability to communicate math-
free electives to take additional courses of special interest to
ematics/computer science effectively by:
them. This adds to the flexibility of the program and qualifies
Giving oral presentations,
students for a wide variety of careers.
Completing written explanations,
Any program of this type requires emphasis in study areas
which utilize the special skills of the Department. These areas
Interacting effectively in cooperative teams,
are:
Creating well documented programs, and
Computational and Applied Mathematics: Classical scat-
Understanding and interpreting written material in
tering theory, dynamical systems, nonlinear partial differ-
mathematics/computer science.
ential equations, numerical analysis, symbolic computing,
Curriculum
and mathematics education.
The calculus sequence emphasizes mathematics applied to
Applied Computer Sciences: Artificial intelligence, neural
problems students are likely to see in other fields. This sup-
networks, parallel processing, pattern recognition, computer
ports the curricula in other programs where mathematics is
vision, computer graphics, databases, and fuzzy set theory.
important, and assists students who are underprepared in
Statistics: Stochastic modeling, Monte Carlo methods, bio-
mathematics. Priorities in the mathematics curriculum include:
statistics, statistical methods in cosmology, and inverse
applied problems in the mathematics courses and
problems.
ready utilization of mathematics in the science and
Program Educational Objectives (Bachelor of
engineering courses.
Science in Mathematical and Computer Sciences)
This emphasis on the utilization of mathematics and com-
In addition to contributing toward achieving the educa-
puter sciences continues through the upper division courses.
tional objectives described in the CSM Graduate Profile and
Another aspect of the curriculum is the use of a spiraling
the ABET Accreditation Criteria, the Mathematical and Com-
mode of learning in which concepts are revisited to deepen
puter Sciences Program at CSM has established the follow-
the students’ understanding. The applications, team work,
ing program educational objectives:
assessment, and communications emphasis directly address
Students will demonstrate technical expertise within
ABET criteria and the CSM graduate profile. The curriculum
mathematics/computer science by:
offers the following three study options:
Designing and implementing solutions to practical prob-
Degree Requirements (Mathematical and
lems in science and engineering,
Computer Sciences)
Using appropriate technology as a tool to solve prob-
Computational and Applied Mathematics Option
lems in mathematics/computer science, and
Sophomore Year Fall Semester
lec. lab. sem.hrs.
MATH213 Calc. for Scientists & Eng. III
4
4
Creating efficient algorithms and well structured com-
CSCI261 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
edge within mathematics/computer science by:
*EBGN201 Principles of Economics/
SYGN200 Systems
3
3
Extending course material to solve original problems,
PAGN201 Physical Education III
2
0.5
Applying knowledge of mathematics/computer science
Total
18
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Sophomore Year Spring Semester
lec. lab. sem.hrs.
MATH342 Honors Linear Algebra
3
3
CSCI262 Data Structures
3
3
*SYGN200 Systems/EBGN201
3
3
MATH225 Differential Equations
3
3
LAIS/EBGN H&SS GenEd Restricted Elective I
3
3
MATH342 Honors Linear Algebra
3
3
PAGN202 Physical Education IV
2
0.5
*SYGN200 Systems/EBGN201
3
3
Total
15.5
LAIS/EBGN H&SS GenEd Restricted Elective I
3
3
*Student can choose order of EBGN201 and SYGN 200
PAGN202 Physical Education IV
2
0.5
Total
15.5
Summer Field Session
lec. lab. sem.hrs.
MATH300 Foundations of Advanced Math.
4
*Student can choose order of EBGN201 and SYGN 200
Total
4
Summer Field Session
lec. lab. sem.hrs.
Junior Year Fall Semester
lec. lab. sem.hrs.
MATH300 Foundations of Advanced Math.
4
MATH334 Introduction to Probability
3
3
Total
4
MATH401 Introduction to Analysis
3
3
Junior Year Fall Semester
lec. lab. sem.hrs.
MATH/CSCI407 Introduction to Scientific
MATH334 Introduction to Probability
3
3
Computing
3
3
MATH401 Introduction to Analysis
3
3
LAIS/EBGN H&SS GenEd Restricted Elective II
3
3
MACAT/CSCI407 Introduction to Scientific
Free Elective
3
3
Computing
3
3
Free Elective
3
3
LAIS/EBGN H&SS GenEd Restricted Elective II
3
3
Total
18
Free Elective
3
3
Junior Year Spring Semester
lec. lab. sem.hrs.
Free Elective
3
3
MATH335 Introduction to Mathematical
Total
18
Statistics
3
3
Junior Year Spring Semester
lec. lab. sem.hrs.
MATH458 Abstract Algebra
3
3
MATH454 Complex Analysis
3
3
MATH Elective - Mathematics
3
3
MATH458 Abstract Algebra
3
3
Free Elective
3
3
MATH Elective - Mathematics
3
3
Free Elective
3
3
Free Elective
3
3
Total
15
Free Elective
3
3
Senior Year Fall Semester
lec. lab. sem.hrs.
Total
15
MATH424 Introduction to Applied Statistics
3
3
Senior Year Fall Semester
lec. lab. sem.hrs.
MATH433 Mathematical Biology
3
3
MATH433 Mathematical Biology
3
3
MATH438 Stochastic Models
3
3
MATH/CSCI441 Computer Graphics
3
3
LAIS/EBGN H&SS GenEd Restricted Elective III 3
3
MATH455 Partial Differential Equations
3
3
Free Elective
3
3
LAIS/EBGN H&SS GenEd Restricted Elective III 3
3
Total
15
Free Elective
3
3
Senior Year Spring Semester
lec. lab. sem.hrs.
Total
15
MATH436 Advanced Statistical Modeling
3
3
Senior Year Spring Semester
lec. lab. sem.hrs.
MATH482 Statistics Practicum (Capstone)
3
3
MATH/CSCI440 Parallel Computing
3
3
MATH Elective - Mathematics
3
3
MATH484 Math. & Comp. Modeling (Capstone) 3
3
MATH Elective - Mathematics
3
3
MATH Elective - Mathematics
3
3
Free Elective
3
3
MATH Elective - Mathematics
3
3
Total
15
Free Elective
3
3
Degree Total
133.5
Total
15
Degree Total
133.5
Computer Sciences Option
Statistics Option
Sophomore Year Fall Semester
lec. lab. sem.hrs.
MATH213 Calc. for Scientists & Eng. III
4
4
Sophomore Year Fall Semester
lec. lab. sem.hrs.
CSCI261 Programming Concepts
3
3
MATH213 Calc. for Scientists & Eng. III
4
4
EPIC251 Design II
3
1
3
CSCI261 Programming Concepts
3
3
PHGN200 Physics II
3
3
4.5
EPIC251 Design II
2
3
3
EBGN201 Principles of Economics/
PHGN200 Physics II
3.5
3
4.5
SYGN200 Systems
3
3
*EBGN201 Principles of Economics/
PAGN201 Physical Education III
2
0.5
SYGN200 Systems
3
3
Total
18
PAGN201 Physical Education III
2
0.5
Sophomore Year Spring Semester
lec. lab. sem.hrs.
Total
18
CSCI262 Data Structures
3
3
Sophomore Year Spring Semester
lec. lab. sem.hrs.
MATH225 Differential Equations
3
3
CSCI262 Data Structures
3
3
MATH/CSCI358 Discrete Mathematics
3
3
MATH225 Differential Equations
3
3
*SYGN200 Systems/EBGN201
3
3
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Free Elective
3
3
Programming –or-
PAGN202 Physical Education IV
2
0.5
CSCI/MATH358 Discrete Mathematics & Algebraic Structures
Total
15.5
CSCI/MATH406 Design and Analysis of Algorithms –or-
*Student can choose order of EBGN201 and SYGN200
CSCI/MATH407 Introduction to Scientific Computing
For the Minor in Computer Sciences, the student should
Junior Year Fall Semester
lec. lab. sem.hrs.
take:
CSCI306 Software Engineering
3
3
MATH323 Prob. & Stat. for Engineers
3
3
CSCI262 Data Structures
CSCI341 Mach. Org. & Assembly Lang. Prog.
3
3
CSCI306 Software Engineering
MATH332 Linear Algebra
3
3
CSCI341 Machine Organization and Assembly Language
Free Elective
3
3
Programming
Total
15
CSCI/MATH406 Design and Analysis of Algorithms –or-
Junior Year Spring Semester
lec. lab. sem.hrs.
CSCI/MATH407 Introduction to Scientific Computing
MATH/CSCI406 Algorithms
3
3
and two 400-level courses, which may not be languages
MATH/CSCI407 Intro to Scientific Computing 3
3
transferred from another university.
CSCI Elective – Computer Science
3
3
Combined BS/MS in Mathematical and Computer
LAIS/EBGN H&SS GenEd Restricted Elective I
3
3
Sciences
Free Elective
3
3
The Department of Mathematical and Computer Sciences
Total
15
offers a combined Bachelor of Science/Master of Science
Summer Field Session
lec. lab. sem.hrs.
program in both Computer Science and Applied Mathematics
CSCI370 Field Course (six weeks)
6
that enables students to complete a Bachelor of Science and a
Total
6
Master of Science simultaneously. The student takes an addi-
Senior Year Fall Semester
lec. lab. sem.hrs.
tional 30 credit hours of coursework at the graduate level, in
CSCI442 Operating Systems
3
3
addition to the undergraduate requirements, and completes
CSCI Elective - Computer Science
3
3
both degrees at the same time. Interested students should
CSCI Elective – Computer Science
3
3
contact the department for further information.
Free Elective
3
3
LAIS/EBGN H&SS GenEd Restricted Elective II
3
3
Description of Courses
Total
15
MATH100. INTRODUCTORY TOPICS FOR CALCULUS
Senior Year Spring Semester
lec. lab. sem.hrs.
(S) An introduction and/or review of topics which are essen-
CSCI400 Princ. of Programming Languages
3
3
tial to the background of an undergraduate student at CSM.
CSCI Elective – Computer Science
3
3
This course serves as a preparatory course for the Calculus
LAIS/EBGN H&SS GenEd Restricted Elective III 3
3
curriculum and includes material from Algebra, Trigonome-
Free Elective
3
3
try, Mathematical Analysis, and Calculus. Topics include
Free Elective
3
3
basic algebra and equation solving, solutions of inequalities,
Total
15
trigonometric functions and identities, functions of a single
Degree Total
132.5
variable, continuity, and limits of functions. Prerequisite:
Minor/ASI Mathematical and Computer Sciences
Consent of Instructor. 1 semester hour.
Mathematical Sciences
MATH111. CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS AND ENGI-
For an Area of Special Interest in Mathematical Sciences,
NEERS I (I, II, S) First course in the calculus sequence,
the student should take the following:
including elements of plane geometry. Functions, limits, con-
MATH323
Probability and Statistics for Engineers
tinuity, derivatives and their application. Definite and indefi-
MATH332
Linear Algebra
nite integrals; Prerequisite: precalculus. 4 hours lecture; 4
MATH333
Introduction to Mathematical Modeling
semester hours. Approved for Colorado Guaranteed General
MATH/CSCI407 Introduction to Scientific Computing
Education transfer. Equivalency for GT-MA1.
For the Minor in Mathematical Sciences, the student
MATH112. CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS AND ENGI-
should take the following courses in addition to those listed
NEERS II (I, II, S) Vectors, applications and techniques of
for the ASI:
integration, infinite series, and an introduction to multivariate
Two additional 400-level Mathematics courses
functions and surfaces. Prerequisite: MATH111. 4 hours lec-
Computer Science
ture; 4 semester hours. Approved for Colorado Guaranteed
For an Area of Special Interest in Computer Sciences, the
General Education transfer. Equivalency for GT-MA1.
student should take:
MATH122. CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS AND ENGI-
CSCI262
Data Structures
NEERS II HONORS (I) Same topics as those covered in
CSCI306
Software Engineering
MATH112 but with additional material and problems. Pre-
CSCI341
Machine Organization and Assembly Language
requisite: Consent of Department. 4 hours lecture; 4 semester
hours.
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MATH/CSCI198. SPECIAL TOPICS (I, II, S) Pilot course
Language skills: input/output, control, repetition, functions,
or special topics course. Topics chosen from special interests
files, classes and abstract data types, arrays, and pointers.
of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is offered
Introduction to operating systems and object-oriented pro-
only once. Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor. Variable
gramming. Application to problems in science and engineer-
credit: 1 to 6 semester hours. Repeatable for credit under dif-
ing. Prerequisite: none. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
ferent titles.
CSCI262 DATA STRUCTURES (I, II, S) Defining and
MATH/CSCI199. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II, S) Indi-
using data structures such as linked lists, stacks, queues, bi-
vidual research or special problem projects supervised by a
nary trees, binary heap, hash tables. Introduction to algorithm
faculty member; also, when a student and instructor agree on
analysis, with emphasis on sorting and search routines. Lan-
a subject matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: Inde-
guage skills: abstract data types, templates and inheritance.
pendent Study form must be completed and submitted to the
Prerequisite: CSCI261. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
Registrar. Variable Credit: 1 to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for
MATH/CSCI298. SPECIAL TOPICS (I, II, S) Selected top-
credit.
ics chosen from special interests of instructor and students.
Sophomore Year
Prerequisite: Consent of Department Head. 1 to 3 semester
MATH213. CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS AND ENGI-
hours. Repeatable for credit under different titles.
NEERS III (I, II, S) Multivariable calculus, including partial
MATH/CSCI299. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II, S) Indi-
derivatives, multiple integration, and vector calculus. Pre-
vidual research or special problem projects supervised by a
requisite: MATH112 or MATH122. 4 hours lecture; 4 semes-
faculty member; also, when a student and instructor agree on
ter hours. Approved for Colorado Guaranteed General
a subject matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: Inde-
Education transfer. Equivalency for GT-MA1.
pendent Study form must be completed and submitted to the
MATH223. CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS AND ENGI-
Registrar. Variable Credit: 1 to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for
NEERS III HONORS (II) Same topics as those covered in
credit.
MATH213 but with additional material and problems. Pre-
MATH300. FOUNDATIONS OF ADVANCED MATHE-
requisite: Consent of Department. 4 hours lecture;
MATICS (S) (WI) This course is an introduction to commu-
4 semester hours.
nication in mathematics as well computational tools for
MATH224. CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS AND ENGI-
mathematics. This writing intensive course provides a transi-
NEERS III HONORS(AP) (I) Early introduction of vectors,
tion from the Calculus sequence to the upper-division mathe-
linear algebra, multivariable calculus. Vector fields, line and
matics curriculum at CSM. Topics include logic and
surface integrals. Prerequisite: Consent of Department.
recursion, techniques of mathematical proofs, reading and
4 hours lecture; 4 semester hours.
writing proofs, mathematics software. Prerequisites:
MATH225. DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS (I, II, S) Classi-
MATH213, MATH223 or MATH224. 2 hours lecture, 1 hour
cal techniques for first and higher order equations and sys-
seminar, 2 hours lab; 4 semester hours.
tems of equations. Laplace transforms. Phase plane and
Junior Year
stability analysis of non-linear equations and systems. Appli-
CSCI306. SOFTWARE ENGINEERING (I, II) Introduction
cations to physics, mechanics, electrical engineering, and en-
to the software life cycle, including planning, design, imple-
vironmental sciences. Prerequisite: MATH213, MATH223 or
mentation and testing. Topics include top down program de-
MATH224. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
sign, problem decomposition, iterative refinement, program
MATH235. DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS HONORS (II)
modularity and abstract data types. Course work emphasizes
Same topics as those covered in MATH315 but with addi-
good programming practices via models, metrics and docu-
tional material and problems. Prerequisite: Consent of De-
ments created and used throughout the software engineering
partment. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
process. Prerequisite: CSCI262. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester
hours.
CSCI260 FORTRAN PROGRAMMING (I, II) Computer
programming in Fortran90/95 with applications to science
MATH323. PROBABILITY AND STATISTICS FOR ENGI-
and engineering. Program design and structure, problem
NEERS I (I, II, S) Elementary probability, propagation of
analysis, debugging, program testing. Language skills: arith-
error, discrete and continuous probability models, interval
metic, input/output, branching and looping, functions, arrays,
estimation, hypothesis testing, and linear regression with
data types. Introduction to operating systems. Prerequisite:
emphasis on applications to science and engineering. Pre-
none. 2 hours lecture; 2 semester hours.
requisite: MATH213, MATH223 or MATH224. 3 hours
lecture; 3 semester hours.
CSCI261 PROGRAMMING CONCEPTS (I, II, S) Com-
puter programming in a contemporary language such as C++
MATH332. LINEAR ALGEBRA (I, II) Systems of linear
or Java, using software engineering techniques. Problem solv-
equations, matrices, determinants and eigenvalues. Linear
ing, program design, documentation, debugging practices.
operators. Abstract vector spaces. Applications selected from
linear programming, physics, graph theory, and other fields.
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Prerequisite: MATH213, MATH223 or MATH224. 3 hours
guages. Prerequisite: MATH213, MATH223 or MATH224.
lecture; 3 semester hours.
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
MATH334. INTRODUCTION TO PROBABILITY (I) An
CSCI370. FIELD COURSE (S) (WI) This is the Computer
introduction to the theory of probability essential for prob-
Science option’s capstone course where the students apply
lems in science and engineering. Topics include axioms of
their course work knowledge to a challenging applied prob-
probability, combinatorics, conditional probability and inde-
lem in mathematics or computer science. In this course they
pendence, discrete and continuous probability density func-
analyze, modify and solve a significant applied problem. The
tions, expectation, jointly distributed random variables,
students work in groups of three or four for a period of six
Central Limit Theorem, laws of large numbers. Prerequisite:
forty-hour weeks. By the end of the field session they must
MATH213, MATH223 or MATH224. 3 hours lecture,
have a finished product with appropriate supporting docu-
3 semester hours.
ments. At a minimum CS students should have completed
MATH335. INTRODUCTION TO MATHEMATICAL STA-
coursework through CSCI306. Prerequisite: Consent of In-
TISTICS (II) An introduction to the theory of statistics essen-
structor. 6-week summer field session; 6 semester hours.
tial for problems in science and engineering. Topics include
MATH/CSCI398. SPECIAL TOPICS (I, II, S) Selected top-
sampling distributions, methods of point estimation, methods
ics chosen from special interests of instructor and students.
of interval estimation, significance testing for population
Prerequisite: Consent of Department Head. 1 to 3 semester
means and variances and goodness of fit, linear regression,
hours. Repeatable for credit under different titles.
analysis of variance. Prerequisite: MATH334 3 hours lecture,
MATH/CSCI399. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II, S) Indi-
3 semester hours.
vidual research or special problem projects supervised by a
MATH/CSCI340. COOPERATIVE EDUCATION (I, II, S)
faculty member given agreement on a subject matter, con-
(WI) Supervised, full-time engineering-related employment
tent, and credit hours. Prerequisite: Independent Study form
for a continuous six-month period (or its equivalent) in
must be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable
which specific educational objectives are achieved. Prerequi-
Credit: 1 to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for credit.
site: Second semester sophomore status and a cumulative
Senior Year
grade point average of at least 2.00. 0 to 3 semester hours.
CSCI400. PRINCIPLES OF PROGRAMMING LAN-
Cooperative Education credit does not count toward gradua-
GUAGES (I, II) Study of the principles relating to design,
tion except under special conditions. Repeatable.
evaluation and implementation of programming languages of
CSCI341. COMPUTER ORGANIZATION (I, II) Covers the
historical and technical interest, considered as individual enti-
basic concepts of computer architecture and organization.
ties and with respect to their relationships to other languages.
Topics include machine level instructions and operating
Topics discussed for each language include: history, design,
system calls used to write programs in assembly language.
structural organization, data structures, name structures, con-
This course provides insight into the way computers operate
trol structures, syntactic structures, and implementation of
at the machine level. Prerequisite: CSCI261. 3 hours lecture;
issues. The primary languages discussed are FORTRAN,
3 semester hours.
PASCAL, LISP, ADA, C/C++, JAVA, PROLOG, PERL.
MATH342. HONORS LINEAR ALGEBRA (II) Same topics
Prerequisite: CSCI262. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
as those covered in MATH332 but with additional material
MATH401 INTRODUCTION TO ANALYSIS (I) This
and problems as well as a more rigorous presentation. Pre-
course is a first course in real analysis that lays out the con-
requisite: MATH213, MATH223 or MATH224. 3 hours lec-
text and motivation of analysis in terms of the transition from
ture; 3 semester hours.
power series to those less predictable series. The course is
MATH348. ADVANCED ENGINEERING MATHEMATICS
taught from a historical perspective. It covers an introduction
(I, II, S) Introduction to partial differential equations, with
to the real numbers, sequences and series and their conver-
applications to physical phenomena. Fourier series. Linear
gence, real-valued functions and their continuity and differ-
algebra, with emphasis on sets of simultaneous equations.
entiability, sequences of functions and their pointwise and
This course cannot be used as a MATH elective by MCS ma-
uniform convergence, and Riemann-Stieltjes integration the-
jors. Prerequisite: MATH225 or MATH235. 3 hours lecture;
ory. Prerequisite: MATH213, MATH223 or MATH224, and
3 semester hours.
MATH332 or MATH342. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
MATH/CSCI358. DISCRETE MATHEMATICS (I, II) This
CSCI403. DATA BASE MANAGEMENT (I) Design and
course is an introductory course in discrete mathematics and
evaluation of information storage and retrieval systems, in-
algebraic structures. Topics include: formal logic; proofs, re-
cluding defining and building a data base and producing the
cursion, analysis of algorithms; sets and combinatorics; rela-
necessary queries for access to the stored information. Gen-
tions, functions, and matrices; Boolean algebra and computer
eralized data base management systems, query languages,
logic; trees, graphs, finite-state machines and regular lan-
and data storage facilities. General organization of files in-
cluding lists, inverted lists and trees. System security and
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system recovery, and system definition. Interfacing host lan-
Talk-aloud and others. Prerequisite: CSCI262. 3 hours lec-
guage to data base systems. Prerequisite: CSCI262. 3 hours
ture; 3 semester hours.
lecture; 3 semester hours.
MATH424. INTRODUCTION TO APPLIED STATISTICS
CSCI404. ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE (I) General inves-
(I) Linear regression, analysis of variance, and design of ex-
tigation of the Artificial Intelligence field. During the first
periments, focusing on the construction of models and evalu-
part of the course a working knowledge of the LISP pro-
ation of their fit. Techniques covered will include stepwise
gramming language is developed. Several methods used in
and best subsets regression, variable transformations, and
artificial intelligence such as search strategies, knowledge
residual analysis. Emphasis will be placed on the analysis of
representation, logic and probabilistic reasoning are devel-
data with statistical software. Prerequisites: MATH323 or
oped and applied to problems. Learning is discussed and
MATH335. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
selected applications presented. Prerequisite: CSCI262,
MATH433/BELS433 MATHEMATICAL BIOLOGY (I)
MATH358. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
This course will discuss methods for building and solving
MATH/CSCI406. ALGORITHMS (I, II) Divide-and-con-
both continuous and discrete mathematical models. These
quer: splitting problems into subproblems of a finite number.
methods will be applied to population dynamics, epidemic
Greedy: considering each problem piece one at a time for op-
spread, pharmcokinetics and modeling of physiologic systems.
timality. Dynamic programming: considering a sequence of
Modern Control Theory will be introduced and used to model
decisions in problem solution. Searches and traversals: deter-
living systems. Some concepts related to self-organizing
mination of the vertex in the given data set that satisfies a
systems will be introduced. Prerequisite: MATH225 or
given property. Techniques of backtracking, branch-and-
MATH235. 3 hours lecture, 3 semester hours.
bound techniques, techniques in lower bound theory. Prereq-
MATH436. ADVANCED STATISTICAL MODELING (II)
uisite: CSCI262, MATH213, MATH223 or MATH224,
Modern methods for constructing and evaluating statistical
MATH/CSCI358. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
models. Topics include generalized linear models, general-
MATH/CSCI407. INTRODUCTION TO SCIENTIFIC
ized additive models, hierarchical Bayes methods, and re-
COMPUTING (I, II) Round-off error in floating point arith-
sampling methods. Prerequisites: MATH335 and MATH424.
metic, conditioning and stability, solution techniques (Gauss-
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
ian elimination, LU factorization, iterative methods) of linear
MATH437. MULTIVARIATE ANALYSIS (II) Introduction
algebraic systems, curve and surface fitting by the method of
to applied multivariate techniques for data analysis. Topics
least-squares, zeros of nonlinear equations and systems by
include principal components, cluster analysis, MANOVA
iterative methods, polynomial interpolation and cubic
and other methods based on the multivariate Gaussian distri-
splines, numerical integration by adaptive quadrature and
bution, discriminant analysis, classification with nearest
multivariate quadrature, numerical methods for initial value
neighbors.Prerequisites: MATH335 or MATH323. 3 hours
problems in ordinary differential equations. Emphasis is on
lecture; 3 semester hours.
problem solving using efficient numerical methods in scien-
tific computing. Prerequisite: MATH225 or MATH235 and
MATH438. STOCHASTIC MODELS (II) An introduction
knowledge of computer programming. 3 hours lecture; 3 se-
to stochastic models applicable to problems in engineering,
mester hours.
physical science, economics, and operations research. Markov
chains in discrete and continuous time, Poisson processes,
MATH/CSCI411. INTRODUCTION TO EXPERT SYS-
and topics in queuing, reliability, and renewal theory. Pre-
TEMS (II) General investigation of the field of expert sys-
requisite: MATH434. 3 hours lecture, 3 semester hours.
tems. The first part of the course is devoted to designing
expert systems. The last half of the course is implementation
MATH/CSCI440. PARALLEL COMPUTING FOR SCIEN-
of the design and construction of demonstration prototypes of
TISTS AND ENGINEERS (I) This course is designed to in-
expert systems. Prerequisite: CSCI262, MATH/CSCI358.
troduce the field of parallel computing to all scientists and
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
engineers. The students will be taught how to solve scientific
problems. They will be introduced to various software and
CSCI422. USER INTERFACES (I) User Interface Design is
hardware issues related to high performance computing. Pre-
a course for programmers who want to learn how to create
requisite: Programming experience in C++, consent of in-
more effective software. This objective will be achieved by
structor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
studying principles and patterns of interaction design, cri-
tiquing existing software using criteria presented in the text-
MATH/CSCI441. COMPUTER GRAPHICS (I) Data struc-
book, and researching and analyzing the capabilities of
tures suitable for the representation of structures, maps,
various software development tools. Students will also learn
three-dimensional plots. Algorithms required for windowing,
a variety of techniques to guide the software design process,
color plots, hidden surface and line, perspective drawings.
including Goal-Directed Design, Cognitive Walkthrough,
Survey of graphics software and hardware systems. Prerequi-
site: CSCI262. 3 hours lecture, 3 semester hours.
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CSCI442. OPERATING SYSTEMS (I, II) Covers the basic
CSCI471. COMPUTER NETWORKS I (I) This introduc-
concepts and functionality of batch, timesharing and single-
tion to computer networks covers the fundamentals of com-
user operating system components, file systems, processes,
puter communications, using TCP/IP standardized protocols
protection and scheduling. Representative operating systems
as the main case study. The application layer and transport
are studied in detail. Actual operating system components are
layer of communication protocols will be covered in depth.
programmed on a representative processor. This course pro-
Detailed topics include application layer protocols (HTTP,
vides insight into the internal structure of operating systems;
FTP, SMTP, and DNS), reliable data transfer, connection
emphasis is on concepts and techniques which are valid for
management, and congestion control. In addition, students
all computers. Prerequisite: CSCI262, CSCI341. 3 hours lec-
will build a computer network from scratch and program
ture; 3 semester hours.
client/server network applications. Prerequisite: CSCI442 or
CSCI443. ADVANCED PROGRAMMING CONCEPTS
consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture, 3 semester hours.
USING JAVA. (I, II) This course will quickly review pro-
MATH482 STATISTICS PRACTICUM (II) This is the cap-
gramming constructs using the syntax and semantics of the
stone course in the Statistics Option. Students will apply sta-
Java programming language. It will compare the constructs
tistical principles to data analysis through advanced work,
of Java with other languages and discuss program design and
leading to a written report and an oral presentation. Choice
implementation. Object oriented programming concepts will
of project is arranged between the student and the individual
be reviewed and applications, applets, servlets, graphical user
faculty member who will serve as advisor. Prerequisites:
interfaces, threading, exception handling, JDBC, and network-
MATH335 and MATH424. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester
ing as implemented in Java will be discussed. The basics of
hours.
the Java Virtual Machine will be presented. Prerequisites:
MATH/CSCI491. UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH (I)
CSCI261, CSCI262. 3 hours lecture, 3 semester hours
(WI) Individual investigation under the direction of a depart-
CSCI445. WEB PROGRAMMING (II) Web Programming
ment faculty member. Written report required for credit. Pre-
is a course for programmers who want to develop Web-based
requisite: Consent of Department Head. Variable - 1 to 3
applications. It covers basic web site design extended by
semester hours. Repeatable for credit to a maximum of 12
client-side and server-side programming. Students should
hours.
know the elements of HTML and Web architecture and be
MATH/CSCI492. UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH (II)
able to program in a high level language such as C++ or
(WI) Individual investigation under the direction of a depart-
Java. The course builds on this knowledge by presenting
ment faculty member. Written report required for credit. Pre-
topics such as Cascading Style Sheets, JavaScript, PERL and
requisite: Consent of Department Head. Variable - 1 to 3
database connectivity that will allow the students to develop
semester hours. Repeatable for credit to a maximum of 12
dynamic Web applications. Prerequisites: Fluency in a high
hours.
level computer language/consent of instructor. 3 hours lec-
ture, 3 semester hours.
MATH/CSCI498. SPECIAL TOPICS (I, II, S) Selected top-
ics chosen from special interests of instructor and students.
MATH454. COMPLEX ANALYSIS (II) The complex plane.
Prerequisite: Consent of Department Head. Variable - 1 to 3
Analytic functions, harmonic functions. Mapping by elemen-
semester hours. Repeatable for credit under different titles.
tary functions. Complex integration, power series, calculus of
residues. Conformal mapping. Prerequisite: MATH225 or
MATH/CSCI499. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II, S) Indi-
MATH235. 3 hours lecture, 3 semester hours.
vidual research or special problem projects supervised by a
faculty member; also, given agreement on a subject matter,
MATH455. PARTIAL DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS (I)
content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: Independent Study
Linear partial differential equations, with emphasis on the
form must be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Vari-
classical second-order equations: wave equation, heat equa-
able Credit: 1 to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for credit.
tion, Laplace's equation. Separation of variables, Fourier
methods, Sturm-Liouville problems. Prerequisite: MATH225
or MATH235. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
MATH458. ABSTRACT ALGEBRA (II) This course is an
introduction to the concepts of contemporary abstract algebra
and applications of those concepts in areas such as physics
and chemistry. Topics include groups, subgroups, isomor-
phisms and homomorphisms, rings integral domains and
fields. Prerequisites: MATH213 and MATH223 or
MATH224, and MATH300 or consent of the instructor. 3
hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
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Metallurgical and
The metallurgical and materials engineering discipline is
founded on fundamentals in chemistry, mathematics and
Materials Engineering
physics which contribute to building the knowledge-base and
developing the skills for the processing of materials so as to
JOHN J. MOORE, Trustees Professor and Department Head
achieve specifications requested for a particular industrial or
MICHAEL J. KAUFMAN, Professor
advanced product. The engineering principles in this disci-
STEPHEN LIU, Professor
GERARD P. MARTINS, Professor
pline include: crystal structure and structural analysis, thermo
DAVID K. MATLOCK, Charles S. Fogarty Professor
dynamics of materials, reaction kinetics, transport phenom-
BRAJENDRA MISHRA, Professor
ena, phase equilibria, phase transformations, microstructural
DAVID L. OLSON, John H. Moore Distinguished Professor
evolution and properties of materials.
IVAR E. REIMANIS, Professor
The core-discipline fundamentals are applied to a broad
NIGEL M. SAMMES, Herman F. Coors Distinguished Professor of
range of materials processes including extraction and refin-
Ceramic Engineering
JOHN G. SPEER, Professor
ing of materials, alloy development, casting, mechanical
PATRICK R. TAYLOR, George S. Ansell Distinguished Professor of
working, joining and forming, ceramic particle processing,
Chemical Metallurgy
high temperature reactions and synthesis of engineered mate-
CHESTER J. VAN TYNE, FIERF Professor
rials. In each stage of processing, the effects of resultant mi-
STEVEN W. THOMPSON, Associate Professor
crostructures and morphologies on materials properties and
PATRICIO MENDEZ, Assistant Professor
performance are emphasized.
RYAN P. O’HAYRE, Assistant Professor
Laboratories, located in Nathaniel Hill Hall, are among the
EDGAR E. VIDAL, Assistant Professor
JOHN P. CHANDLER, Lecturer
best in the nation. The laboratories, in conjunction with class-
MARTIN C. MATAYA, Lecturer
room instruction, provide for a well integrated education of
GEORGE S. ANSELL, President Emeritus and Professor Emeritus
the undergraduates working towards their baccalaureate
W. REX BULL, Professor Emeritus
degrees. These facilities are well-equipped and dedicated to:
GERALD L. DePOORTER, Associate Professor Emeritus
particulate and chemical/extraction metallurgical-and-materi-
GLEN R. EDWARDS, University Professor Emeritus
als processing, foundry science, corrosion and hydro-/elec-
ROBERT H. FROST, Associate Professor Emeritus
tro-metallurgical studies, physical and mechanical
JOHN P. HAGER, University Professor Emeritus
metallurgy, welding and joining, forming and processing-
GEORGE KRAUSS, University Professor Emeritus
and-testing of ceramic materials. Mechanical testing facilities
DENNIS W. READEY, Herman F. Coors Distinguished Professor
include computerized machines for tensile, compression, tor-
Emeritus
sion, toughness, fatigue and thermo-mechanical testing.
Program Description
There are also other highly specialized research laboratories
Metallurgical and materials engineering plays a role in all
dedicated to: robotics, artificial intelligence, vapor deposi-
manufacturing processes which convert raw materials into
tion, and plasma and high-temperature reaction-systems.
useful products adapted to human needs. The primary out-
Support analytical-laboratories for surface analysis, emission
come of the Metallurgical and Materials Engineering pro-
spectrometry, X-ray analysis, optical microscopy and image
gram is to provide undergraduates with a fundamental
analysis, electron microscopy, including an analytical scan-
knowledge-base associated with materials—processing, their
ning transmission electron microscopy and the latest in scan-
properties, and their selection and application. Upon gradua-
ning electron microscopy, and micro-thermal-analysis/mass
tion, students would have acquired and developed the neces-
spectrometry. Metallurgical and Materials Engineering in-
sary background and skills for successful careers in the
volves all of the processes which transform precursor materials
materials-related industries. Furthermore, the benefits of con-
into final engineered products adapted to human needs. The
tinued education toward graduate degrees and other avenues,
objective of the Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
and the pursuit of knowledge in other disciplines should be
program is to impart a fundamental knowledge of materials
well inculcated.
processing, properties, selection and application in order to
The emphasis in the Department is on materials processing
provide graduates with the background and skills needed for
operations which encompass: the conversion of mineral and
successful careers in materials related industries, for contin-
chemical resources into metallic, ceramic or polymeric mate-
ued education toward graduate degrees and for the pursuit of
rials; the synthesis of new materials; refining and processing
knowledge in other disciplines.
to produce high performance materials for applications from
The program leading to the degree Bachelor of Science in
consumer products to aerospace and electronics, the develop-
Metallurgical and Materials Engineering is accredited by the
ment of mechanical, chemical and physical properties of ma-
Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation
terials related to their processing and structure, the selection
Board for Engineering and Technology, 111 Market Place,
of materials for specific applications.
Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202-4012, telephone (410)
347-7700.
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Metallurgical and Materials Engineering (MME)
4. Phase Equilibria: Phase rule; binary and ternary systems;
Program Educational Objectives
microstructural evolution; defects in crystals; surface
The Metallurgical and Materials Engineering (MME) pro-
phenomena; phase transformations: eutectic, eutectoid,
gram empasizes the structure, properties, processing and per-
martensitic, nucleation and growth, recovery; microstruc-
formance of materials and, as such, is designed to support
tural evolution; strengthening mechanisms; quantitative
five primary educational obejctives that will be demonstrated
stereology; heat treatment.
by recent graduates of the program.
5. Properties of Materials: Mechanical properties, chemical
The MME program is designed and implemented so as to
properties (oxidation and corrosion); electrical, magnetic
develop graduates who:
and optical properties: failure analysis.
1. Have a broad knowledge base of materials engineering
B. MME Applications: The course content in the Metal-
fundamentals.
lurgical and Materials Engineering Program emphasizes the
2. Can apply fundamental materials-concepts to solve
following applications:
problems.
1. Materials Processing: Particulate processing, thermo- and
3. Have written and oral communication skills as well as
electro-chemical materials-processing, hydrometallurgical
teamwork skills to be successful in their careers
processing, synthesis of materials, deformation process-
ing, casting and welding.
4. Undesratnd the importance for self-acquisition of
knowledge and continuing education.
2. Design and Application of Materials: Materials selection,
ferrous and nonferrous metals, ceramic materials, polymer-
5. Can employ their breadth of knowldege so that they
ic materials, composite materials and electronic materials.
are able to provide a range of solutions to a wide range
of materials-engineering problems, and ultimately an
3. Statistical Process Control and Design of Experiments:
optimal choice.
Statistical process-control, process capability- analysis and
design of experiments.
The five MME program educational objectives were deter-
mined by using inputs from program constituencies (faculty,
C. MME Focus Areas: There are three Focus Areas with-
stundents, visiting committee, industry/recruiters, alumni).
in the Metallurgical and Materials Engineering curriculum.
The MME program educational objectives are consistent
These are
with those of Colorado School of Mines (CSM). CSM is a
1. Physicochemical Processing of Materials
school of engineering and applied science institution, dedi-
2. Physical Metallurgy
cated to the education and training of students who will be
3. Materials Engineering
stewards of the earth's resources.
D. Students who take a specific set of courses within the
Curriculum
MME Department (only one of which can be specifically
The Metallurgical and Materials Engineering (MME)
required for graduation) can earn an "area of special inter-
curriculum is organized to provide three educational com-
est" (ASI). The ASI will be designated on the students tran-
ponents: fundamentals of materials, applications of the fun-
script. The present areas of special interest offered by the
damentals, and emphasis in one of three focus areas.
department as well as the course required are as follows:
A. MME Basics: The basic curriculum in the Metallurgical
ASI in Physical and Manufacturing Metallurgy requires:
and Materials Engineering Department will provide a back-
ground in the following topic areas:
MTGN 442 Engineering Alloys and three out of the fol-
lowing four courses.
1. Crystal Structures and Structural Analysis: Crystal sys-
MTGN 300/1 Foundry Metallurgy and Foundry Metal-
tems; symmetry elements and Miller indices; atomic
lurgy Laboratory
bonding; metallic, ceramic and polymeric structures; x-ray
MTGN 456/8 Electron Microscopy and Electron Mi-
and electron diffraction; stereographic projection and
croscopy Laboratory
crystal orientation; long range order; defects in materials.
MTGN 464 Forging and Forming
2. Thermodynamics of Materials: Heat and mass balances;
MTGN 475/7 Metallurgy of Welding and Metallurgy of
thermodynamic laws; chemical potential and chemical
Welding Laboratory
equilibrium; solution thermodynamics & solution models;
ASI in Ceramics requires:
partial molar and excess quantities; solid state thermo
dynamics; thermodynamics of surfaces; electrochemistry.
MTGN 412 Ceramic Engineering
MTGN 414 Processing of Ceramics
3. Transport Phenomena and Kinetics: Heat, mass and
MTGN 415 Electrical Properties and Applications of Ma-
momentum transport; transport properties of fluids;
terials
diffusion mechanisms; reaction kinetics; nucleation
MTGN 416 Properties of Ceramics
and growth kinetics.
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ASI in Physicochemical Processing of Materials requires:
MTGN450 Stat Process Control & Design
MTGN 334 Chemical Processing of Materials
of Experiments
3
3
and three out of the following five courses.
MTGN—MTGN Elective
3
3
MTGN 430 Physical Chemistry of Iron and Steelmaking
LAIS/EBGN H&SS GenEd Restricted Elective III 3
3
MTGN 431 Hydro- and Electro-Metallurgy
Free Elective
3
3
MTGN 432 Pyrometallurgy
Total
19
MTGN 532 Particulate Materials Processing I (can be
Senior Year Spring Semester
lec. lab. sem.hrs.
taken as a senior)
MTGN466 Design, Selection & Use of Mats
1
6
3
MTGN 533 Particulate Materials Processing II (can be
MTGN415 Electronic Properties &
Applications of Materials
taken as a senior)
or
E. MME Curriculum Requirements: The Metallurgical
MTGN442 Engineering Alloys
3
3
and Materials Engineering course sequence is designed to
MTGN—MTGN Elective
3
3
fulfill the program goals and to satisfy the curriculum
MTGN—MTGN Elective
3
3
requirements. The time sequence of courses organized by
DCGN381 Electric Circuits, Electronics & Power3
3
degree program, year and semester, is listed below.
Free Elective
3
3
Total
18
Degree Requirements (Metallurgical and
Degree Total
138.5
Materials Engineering)
Sophomore Year Fall Semester
lec. lab. sem.hrs.
Five Year Combined Metallurgical and Materials
DCGN209 Introduction to Thermodynamics
3
3
Engineering Baccalaureate and Master of
MATH213 Calculus for Scientists & Engnr’s III 4
4
Engineering in Metallurgical and Materials
PHGN200 Physics II
3.5
3
4.5
Engineering, with an Electronic-Materials
SYGN202 Engineered Materials Systems
3
3
Emphasis.#
PAGN201 Physical Education III
2
0.5
Total
15
The Departments of Metallurgical and Materials
Engineering and Physics collaborate to offer a five-year pro-
Sophomore Year Spring Semester
lec. lab. sem.hrs.
gram designed to meet the needs of the electronics and simi-
MATH225 Differential Equations
3
3
PHGN300 Modern Physics
3
3
lar high-tech industries. Students who satisfy the requirements
DCGN241 Statics
3
3
of the program obtain an undergraduate degree in either
EPIC251 Design II
2
3
3
Engineering Physics or in Metallurgical and Materials
EBGN201 Principles of Economics
3
3
Engineering in four years and a Master of Engineering degree
SYGN200 Human Systems
3
3
in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering at the end of the
PAGN202 Physical Education IV
2
0.5
fifth year. The program is designed to provide for a strong
Total
18.5
background in science fundamentals, as well as specialized
Summer Field Session
lec. lab. sem.hrs.
training in the materials-science and processing needs of
MTGN272 Particulate Materials Processing
3
these industries. Thus, the educational objective of the pro-
Total
3
gram is to provide students with the specific educational
Junior Year Fall Semester
lec. lab. sem.hrs.
requirements to begin a career in microelectronics and, at
MTGN311 Structure of Materials
3
3
4
the same time, a broad and flexible background necessary
MTGN381 Phase Equilibria
2
2
to remain competitive in this exciting and rapidly changing
MTGN351 Metallurgical & Materials
industry. The undergraduate electives which satisfy the
Thermodynamics
4
4
requirements of the program and an overall curriculum
EGGN320 Mechanics of Materials
3
3
are outlined in an informational package “Enhanced
LAIS/EBGN H&SS GenEd Restricted Elective I
3
3
Program for Preparation for Microelectronics,” available
Total
16
from either the Physics or Metallurgical and Materials
Junior Year Spring Semester
lec. lab. sem.hrs.
Engineering Departments. A Program Mentor in each
MTGN334 Chemical Processing of Materials
3
3
Department can also provide counseling on the program.
MTGN348 Microstructural Develop. of Materials3
3
4
MTGN352 Metallurgical & Materials Kinetics 3
3
Application for admission to this program should be made
LAIS/EBGN H&SS GenEd Restricted Elective II 3
3
during the first semester of the sophomore year (in special
Free Elective
3
3
cases, later entry may be approved, upon review, by one of
Total
16
the program mentors). Undergraduate students admitted to
Senior Year Fall Semester
lec. lab. sem.hrs.
the program must maintain a 3.0 grade-point average or
MTGN445 Mechanical Behavior of Materials
3
3
4
better. The graduate segment of the program requires a case
MTGN461 Trans. Phen. & Reactor Design
study report, submitted to the student’s graduate advisor.
for Met. & Mat. Engs.
2
3
3
Additional details on the Master of Engineering can be
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found in the Graduate Degree and Requirements section of
consent of faculty supervisor; “Independent Study Form”
the Graduate Bulletin. The case study is started during the
must be completed and submitted to Registrar. 1 to 3 semes-
student’s senior design-project and completed during the
ter hours. Repeatable for credit.
year of graduate study. A student admitted to the program is
Sophomore Year
expected to select a graduate advisor, in advance of the
MTGN272. PARTICULATE MATERIALS PROCESSING
graduate-studies final year, and prior to the start of their
(S) Field session. Characterization and production of parti-
senior year. The case-study topic is then identified and
cles. Physical and interfacial phenomena associated with par-
selected in consultation with the graduate advisor. A formal
ticulate processes. Applications to metal and ceramic powder
application, during the senior year, for admission to the
processing. Laboratory projects and plant visits. Prerequi-
graduate program in Metallurgical and Materials Engineer-
sites: DCGN209 and PHGN200. 3 weeks; 3 semester hours.
ing must be submitted to the Graduate School. Students who
have maintained all the standards of the program require-
MTGN298. SPECIAL TOPICS IN METALLURGICAL
ments leading up to this step, can expect to be admitted.
AND MATERIALS ENGINEERING (I, II) Pilot course or
special topics course. Topics chosen from special interests of
#Additional “Emphasis” areas are being developed in con-
instructor(s) and student(s). The course topic is generally
junction with other Departments on Campus.
offered only once. Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor. 1 to 3
Explosive Processing of Materials Minor
semester hours. Repeatable for credit under different titles.
Program Advisor: Dr. Stephen Liu
MTGN299. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Independent
There are very few academic explosive engineering-relat-
work leading to a comprehensive report. This work may take
ed programs in the United States of America and around the
the form of conferences, library, and laboratory work. Choice
world. In fact, Colorado School of Mines is the only educa-
of problem is arranged between student and a specific Depart-
tional institution that offers an explosive processing of mate-
ment faculty-member. Prerequisite: Selection of topic with
rials minor program in the U.S.A. Built to the tradition of
consent of faculty supervisor; “Independent Study Form”
combining academic education with hands-on experience of
must be completed and submitted to Registrar. 1 to 3 semes-
CSM, this minor program will prepare the students for new
ter hours. Repeatable for credit.
and developing applications in materials joining, forming
Junior Year
and synthesis that involve the use of explosives.
MTGN300. FOUNDRY METALLURGY (II) Design and
Under proper development of courses and background in
metallurgical aspects of casting, patterns, molding materials
explosives, students enrolled in this program will apply
and processes, solidification processes, risering and gating
these energetic materials to the processing of traditional and
concepts, casting defects and inspection, melting practice, cast
advanced materials. The program will focus on the
alloy selection. Prerequisite: PHGN200/210. Co-requisite:
microstructural and property development in materials as a
MTGN302 or Consent of Instructor. 2 hours lecture; 2 se-
function of deformation rate. Selection of suitable explosives
mester hours.
and proper parameters, selection of specific materials for
MTGN301. MATERIALS ENGINEERING DESIGN AND
explosive processing and application, and optimization of
MAINTENANCE (I) Introduction of the necessary metal-
post-processing properties are the three major attributes
lurgical concepts for effective mine maintenance. Topics to
acquired at the completion of this minor program. With the
include steel selection, heat treatment, mechanical proper-
help of the program advisor, the students will design and
ties, casting design and alloys, casting defects, welding
select the proper course sequence and complete a hands-on
materials and processes selection, weld defects, weld design,
research project under the supervision of a faculty advisor.
forms of corrosion protection, stainless steel, mechanical
Description of Courses
forming, aluminum and copper alloy systems, and metal
Freshman Year
failure identification. This course is designed for students
MTGN198. SPECIAL TOPICS IN METALLURGICAL
from outside the Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
AND MATERIALS ENGINEERING (I, II) Pilot course or
Department. Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor. 3 hours
special topics course. Topics chosen from special interests of
lecture; 3 semester hours.
instructor(s) and student(s). The course topic is generally
MTGN302. FOUNDRY METALLURGY LABORATORY
offered only once. Prerequisite: Instructor consent. 1 to 3
(II) Experiments in the foundry designed to supplement the
semester hours. Repeatable for credit under different titles.
lectures of MTGN300. Co-requisite: MTGN300. 3 hours lab;
MTGN199. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Independent
1 semester hour.
work leading to a comprehensive report. This work may take
MTGN311. STRUCTURE OF MATERIALS (I) (WI)
the form of conferences, library, and laboratory work. Choice
Principles of crystallography and crystal chemistry. Charac-
of problem is arranged between student and a specific Depart-
terization of crystalline materials using X-ray diffraction
ment faculty-member. Prerequisite: Selection of topic with
techniques. Applications to include compound identification,
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lattice parameter measurement, orientation of single crystals,
and other important materials systems. Prerequisite: MTGN351.
and crystal structure determination. Laboratory experiments
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
to supplement the lectures. Prerequisites: PHGN200/210 and
MTGN381. INTRODUCTION TO PHASE EQUILIBRIA
SYGN202. 3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 4 semester hours.
IN MATERIALS SYSTEMS (I) Review of the concepts of
MTGN334. CHEMICAL PROCESSING OF MATERIALS
chemical equilibrium and derivation of the Gibbs Phase
(II) Development and application of fundamental principles
Rule. Application of the Gibbs Phase Rule to interpreting
related to the processing of metals and materials by ther-
one, two and three component Phase Equilibrium Diagrams.
mochemical and aqueous and fused salt electrochemical/
Application to alloy and ceramic materials systems. Empha-
chemical routes. The course material is presented within the
sis on the evolution of phases and their amounts and the
framework of a formalism that examines the physical chem-
resulting microstructural development. Prerequisite/
istry, thermodynamics, reaction mechanisms and kinetics in-
Co-requisite: MTGN351. 2 hours lecture; 2 semester hours.
herent to a wide selection of chemical-processing systems.
MTGN390/EGGN390. MATERIALS AND MANUFAC-
This general formalism provides for a transferable knowledge-
TURING PROCESSES (I, II, S) Engineering materials and
base to other systems not specifically covered in the course.
the manufacturing processes used in their conversion into a
Prerequisite: MTGN272 and MTGN351. 3 hours lecture;
product or structure as critical considerations in design. Prop-
3 semester hours.
erties, characteristics, typical selection criteria, and applica-
MTGN340. COOPERATIVE EDUCATION (I, II, S) Super-
tions are reviewed for ferrous and nonferrous metals, plastics
vised, full-time, engineering-related employment for a con-
and composites. Characteristics, features, and economics of
tinuous six-month period (or its equivalent) in which specific
basic shaping operations are addressed with regard to their
educational objectives are achieved. Prerequisite: Second-
limitations and applications and the types of processing
semester sophomore status and a cumulative grade-point
equipment available. Related technology such as measure-
average of at least 2.00. 1 to 3 semester hours. Cooperative
ment and inspection procedures, numerical control systems
Education credit does not count toward graduation except
and automated operations are introduced concomitantly. Pre-
under special conditions. Repeatable.
requisite: EGGN320 and SYGN202 or Consent of Instructor.
MTGN348. MICROSTRUCTURAL DEVELOPMENT (II)
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
(WI) Introduction to the relationships between microstruc-
MTGN398. SPECIAL TOPICS IN METALLURGICAL
ture and properties of materials, with emphasis on metals.
AND MATERIALS ENGINEERING (I, II) Pilot course or
Fundamentals of imperfections in crystalline materials, phase
special topics course. Topics chosen from special interests of
equlibria, recrystallization and grain growth, strengthening
instructor(s) and student(s). The course topic is generally
mechanisms, and phase transformations. Laboratory sessions
offered only once. Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor. 1 to 3
devoted to experiments illustrating the fundamentals pre-
semester hours. Repeatable for credit under different titles.
sented in the lectures. Prerequisites: MTGN311 and
MTGN399. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Independent
MTGN351. 3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 4 semester hours.
work leading to a comprehensive report. This work may take
MTGN351. METALLURGICAL AND MATERIALS
the form of conferences, library, and laboratory work. Choice
THERMODYNAMICS (I) Applications of thermodynamics
of problem is arranged between student and a specific Depart-
in extractive and physical metallurgy and materials science.
ment faculty-member. Prerequisite: Selection of topic with
Thermodynamics of solutions including solution models,
consent of faculty supervisor; “Independent Study Form”
calculation of activities from phase diagrams, and measure-
must be completed and submitted to Registrar. 1 to 3 semes-
ments of thermodynamic properties of alloys and slags. Re-
ter hours. Repeatable for credit.
action equilibria with examples in alloy systems and slags.
Senior Year
Phase stability analysis. Thermodynamic principles of phase
MTGN403. SENIOR THESIS (I, II) Two semester individ-
diagrams in material systems, defect equilibrium and inter-
ual research under the direction of members of the Metallur-
actions. Prerequisite: DCGN209. 4 hours lecture; 4 semester
gical and Materials Engineering faculty. Work may include
hours.
library and laboratory research on topics of relevance. Oral
MTGN352. METALLURGICAL AND MATERIALS
presentation will be given at the end of the second semester
KINETICS (II) Introduction to reaction kinetics: chemical
and written thesis submitted to the committee for evaluation.
kinetics, atomic and molecular diffusion, surface thermo-
Prerequisites: Senior standing in the Department of Metallur-
dynamics and kinetics of interfaces and nucleation-and-growth.
gical and Materials Engineering and Consent of Department
Applications to materials processing and performance aspects
Head. 3 hours per semester. Repeatable for credit to a maxi-
associated with gas/solid reactions, precipitation and dissolu-
mum of 6 hours.
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
ceramic materials. Processing of raw materials and produc-
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tion of ceramic bodies, glazes, glasses, enamels, and cements.
MTGN424. PROCESS ANALYSIS AND DEVELOPMENT
Firing processes and reactions in glass bonded as well as me-
LABORATORY (II) Projects to accompany the lectures in
chanically bonded systems. Prerequisite: MTGN348. 3 hours
MTGN422. Prerequisite: MTGN422 or Consent of Instructor.
lecture; 3 semester hours.
3 hours lab; 1 semester hour.
MTGN414/MLGN544. PROCESSING OF CERAMICS (II)
MTGN430. PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY OF IRON AND
Principles of ceramic processing and the relationship be-
STEELMAKING (I) Physical chemistry principles of blast
tween processing and microstructure. Raw materials and
furnace and direct reduction production of iron and refining
raw materials preparation, forming and fabrication, thermal
of iron to steel. Discussion of raw materials, productivity,
processing, and finishing of ceramic materials will be cov-
impurity removal, deoxidation, alloy additions, and ladle
ered. Principles will be illustrated by case studies on specific
metallurgy. Prerequisite: MTGN334. 3 hours lecture; 3 se-
ceramic materials. A project to design a ceramic fabrication
mester hours.
process is required. Field trips to local ceramic manufactur-
MTGN431. HYDRO- AND ELECTRO-METALLURGY (I)
ing operations. Prerequisite: MTGN31 or consent of the in-
Physicochemical principles associated with the extraction
structor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
and refining of metals by hydro- and electrometallurgical
MTGN415/MLGN515. ELECTRICAL PROPERTIES AND
techniques. Discussion of unit processes in hydrometallurgy,
APPLICATIONS OF MATERIALS (II) Survey of the elec-
electrowinning, and electrorefining. Analysis of integrated
trical properties of materials, and the applications of materi-
flowsheets for the recovery of nonferrous metals. Prerequi-
als as electrical circuit components. The effects of chemistry,
sites: MTGN334, MTGN351 and MTGN352. Co-requisite:
processing and microstructure on the electrical properties.
MTGN461, MTGN433 or Consent of Instructor. 2 hours
Functions, performance requirements and testing methods of
lecture; 2 semester hours.
materials for each type of circuit component. General topics
MTGN432. PYROMETALLURGY (II) Extraction and re-
covered are conductors, resistors, insulators, capacitors,
fining of metals including emerging practices. Modifications
energy converters, magnetic materials and integrated
driven by environmental regulations and by energy mini-
circuits. Prerequisites: PHGN200, MTGN311 or MLGN501,
mization. Analysis and design of processes and the impact of
or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
economic constraints. Prerequisite: MTGN334. 3 hours lec-
MTGN416/MLGN516. PROPERTIES OF CERAMICS (II)
ture; 3 semester hours.
Survey of the properties of ceramic materials and how these
MTGN433. HYDRO- AND ELECTRO-METALLURGY
properties are determined by the chemical structure (compo-
LABORATORY (I) Experiments designed to supplement the
sition), crystal structure, and the microstructure of crystalline
lectures in MTGN431. Co-requisite: MTGN431 or Consent
ceramics and glasses. Thermal, optical, and mechanical prop-
of Instructor. 3 hours lab; 1 semester hours.
erties of single-phase and multiphase ceramics, including
composites, are covered. Prerequisites: PHGN200, MTGN311
MTGN434. DESIGN AND ECONOMICS OF METALLUR-
or MLGN501, MTGN4l2 or Consent of Instructor. 3 hours
GICAL PLANTS (II) Design of metallurgical processing
lecture, 3 semester hours.
systems. Methods for estimating process costs and profitabil-
ity. Performance, selection, and design of process equipment.
MTGN417. REFRACTORY MATERIALS (I) Refractory
Integration of process units into a working plant and its eco-
materials in metallurgical construction. Oxide phase 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
Instructor. 3 hours lab; 1 semester hour.
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MTGN442. ENGINEERING ALLOYS (II) This course is
semiconductor devices; discussion of the steps in integrated
intended to be an important component of the physical metal-
circuit fabrication; detailed investigation of the materials sci-
lurgy sequence, to reinforce and integrate principles from
ence and engineering principles involved in the various steps
earlier courses, and enhance the breadth and depth of under-
of VLSI device fabrication; a presentation of device packag-
standing of concepts in a wide variety of alloy systems.
ing techniques and the processes and principles involved.
Metallic systems considered include iron and steels, copper,
Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semes-
aluminum, titanium, superalloys, etc. Phase stability, micro-
ter hours.
structural evolution and structure/property relationships are
MTGN456. ELECTRON MICROSCOPY (II) Introduction
emphasized. Prerequisite: MTGN348 or Consent of Instruc-
to electron optics and the design and application of transmis-
tor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
sion and scanning electron microscopes. Interpretation of
MTGN445/MLGN505*. MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF
images produced by various contrast mechanisms. Electron
MATERIALS (I) (WI) Mechanical properties and relation-
diffraction analysis and the indexing of electron diffraction
ships. Plastic deformation of crystalline materials. Relation-
patterns. Prerequisite: MTGN311 or Consent of Instructor.
ships of microstructures to mechanical strength. Fracture,
Co-requisite: MTGN458. 2 hours lecture; 2 semester hours.
creep, and fatigue. Laboratory sessions devoted to advanced
MTGN458. ELECTRON MICROSCOPY LABORATORY
mechanical-testing techniques to illustrate the application of
(II) Laboratory exercises to illustrate specimen preparation
the fundamentals presented in the lectures. Prerequisite:
techniques, microscope operation, and the interpretation of
MTGN348. 3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 4/3* semester hours.
images produced from a variety of specimens, and to supple-
*This is a 3 semester-hours graduate-course in the Materials
ment the lectures in MTGN456. Co-requisite: MTGN456.
Science Program (ML) and a 4 semester-hours undergradu-
3 hours lab; 1 semester hour.
ate-course in the MTGN program.
MTGN461. TRANSPORT PHENOMENA AND REACTOR
MTGN450/MLGN550. STATISTICAL PROCESS CON-
DESIGN FOR METALLURGICAL-AND-MATERIALS
TROL AND DESIGN OF EXPERIMENTS (I) Introduction
ENGINEERS (I) Introduction to the conserved-quantities:
to statistical process control, process capability analysis and
momentum, heat, and mass transfer, and application of chem-
experimental design techniques. Statistical process control
ical kinetics to elementary reactor-design. Examples from
theory and techniques developed and applied to control
materials processing and process metallurgy. Molecular
charts for variables and attributes involved in process control
transport properties: viscosity, thermal conductivity, and
and evaluation. Process capability concepts developed and
mass diffusivity of materials encountered during processing
applied to the evaluation of manufacturing processes. Theory
operations. Uni-directional transport: problem formulation
of designed experiments developed and applied to full fac-
based on the required balance of the conserved- quantity ap-
torial experiments, fractional factorial experiments, screening
plied to a control-volume. Prediction of velocity, temperature
experiments, multilevel experiments and mixture experi-
and concentration profiles. Equations of change: continuity,
ments. Analysis of designed experiments by graphical and
motion, and energy. Transport with two independent variables
statistical techniques. Introduction to computer software for
(unsteady-state behavior). Interphase transport: dimensionless
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-
MTGN452. CERAMIC AND METAL MATRIX COMPOS-
instrumentation for measurements on lab-scale systems in
ITES Introduction to the synthesis, processing, structure,
conjunction with correlation and prediction strategies for
properties and performance of ceramic and metal matrix
analysis of results. Prerequisites: MATH225, MTGN334 and
composites. Survey of various types of composites, and cor-
MTGN352. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
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-
MTGN453. PRINCIPLES OF INTEGRATED CIRCUIT
mize waste formation and to meet solid waste recycling chal-
PROCESSING (I) Introduction to the electrical conductivity
lenges. Both proven and emerging solutions to solid waste
of semiconductor materials; qualitative discussion of active
environmental problems, especially those associated with
metals, will be discussed. Prerequisites: EGGN/ESGN353,
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MTGN475. METALLURGY OF WELDING (I) Introduc-
Instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
tion to welding processes thermal aspects; metallurgical
MTGN463. POLYMER ENGINEERING (I) Introduction to
evaluation of resulting microstructures; attendant phase
the structure and properties of polymeric materials, their
transformations; selection of filler metals; stresses; stress
deformation and failure mechanisms, and the design and
relief and annealing; preheating and post heating; distortion
fabrication of polymeric end items. Molecular and crystallo-
and defects; welding ferrous and nonferrous alloys; and, weld-
graphic structures of polymers will be developed and related
ing tests. Prerequisite: MTGN348. Co-requisite: MTGN477.
to the elastic, viscoelastic, yield and fracture properties of
2 hours lecture; 2 semester hours.
polymeric solids and reinforced polymer composites. Em-
MTGN477. METALLURGY OF WELDING LABORATORY
phasis on forming and joining techniques for end-item fabri-
(I) Experiments designed to supplement the lectures in
cation including: extrusion, injection molding, reaction
MTGN475. Prerequisite: MTGN475. 3 hours lab; 1 semester
injection molding, thermoforming, and blow molding. The
hour.
design of end-items in relation to: materials selection, manu-
MTGN498. SPECIAL TOPICS IN METALLURGICAL
facturing engineering, properties, and applications. Prerequi-
AND MATERIALS ENGINEERING (I, II) Pilot course or
site: Consent of Instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
special topics course. Topics chosen from special interests of
MTGN464. FORGING AND FORMING (II) Introduction
instructor(s) and student(s). The course topic is generally
to plasticity. Survey and analysis of working operations of
offered only once. Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor. 1 to 3
forging, extrusion, rolling, wire drawing and sheet-metal
semester hours. Repeatable for credit under different titles.
forming. Metallurgical structure evolution during working.
MTGN499. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Independent
Prerequisites: EGGN320 and MTGN348 or EGGN390.
advanced-work leading to a comprehensive report. This work
2 hours lecture; 3 hours lab, 3 semester hours
may take the form of conferences, library, and laboratory
MTGN466. MATERIALS DESIGN: SYNTHESIS, CHAR-
work. Selection of problem is arranged between student and
ACTERIZATION AND SELECTION (II) (WI) Application
a specific Department faculty-member. Prerequisite: Selec-
of fundamental materials-engineering principles to the design
tion of topic with consent of faculty supervisor; “Independent
of systems for extraction and synthesis, and to the selection
Study Form” must be completed and submitted to Registrar.
of materials. Systems covered range from those used for met-
1 to 3 semester hours. Repeatable for credit.
allurgical processing to those used for processing of emer-
gent materials. Microstructural design, characterization and
properties evaluation provide the basis for linking synthesis
to applications. Selection criteria tied to specific require-
ments such as corrosion resistance, wear and abrasion resist-
ance, high temperature service, cryogenic service, vacuum
systems, automotive systems, electronic and optical systems,
high strength/weight ratios, recycling, economics and safety
issues. Materials investigated include mature and emergent
metallic, ceramic and composite systems used in the manu-
facturing and fabrication industries. Student-team design-
activities including oral- and written–reports. Prerequisite:
MTGN351, MTGN352, MTGN445 and MTGN461 or Con-
sent of Instructor. 1 hour lecture, 6 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
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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
MANOHAR ARORA, Senior Lecturer
the ABET Accreditation Criteria, the educational objectives
MEHMET CIGLA, Research Assistant Professor
VILEM PETR, Research Assistant Professor
which the Mining Engineering Department aspires to accom-
plish can be seen in the attributes of our graduates. The grad-
Program Description
uate is equipped with:
Mining engineering is a broad profession, which embraces
uA sound knowledge in the required basic sciences and
all required activities to facilitate the recovery of valuable
engineering fundamentals;
minerals and products from the earth’s crust for the benefit
of humanity. It is one of the oldest engineering professions,
uKnowledge and experience in the application of engi-
which continues to grow in importance. It has often been
neering principles to the exploitation of earth’s
said: “If it was not grown in the field or fished out of the
resources and construction of earth (rock) systems in
water, then it must have been mined.” An adequate supply of
an engineering systems orientation and setting;
mineral products at competitive prices is the life-blood of the
uAbility to solve complex mining and earth systems
continuing growth of industrialized nations and the founda-
related problems;
tion of the progress for the developing countries.
uCapability for team work and decision making;
The function of the mining engineer is to apply knowledge
uAppreciation of the global role of minerals in the
of pertinent scientific theory, engineering fundamentals, and
changing world;
improved technology to recover natural resources. Mining is a
world-wide activity involving the extraction of non-metallics,
uDesire for continuing education, intellectual and profes-
metal ores of all kinds, and solid fuel and energy sources
sional development, analysis and creativity;
such as coal and nuclear materials. In addition to mineral
uSelf confidence and articulation, with high professional
extraction, the skills of mining engineers are also needed in a
and ethical standards.
variety of fields where the earth’s crust is utilized, such as the
Curriculum
underground construction industry. The construction industry,
The mining engineering curriculum is devised to facilitate
with its requirements of developing earth (rock) systems,
the widest employability of CSM graduates. The curriculum is
tunnels and underground chambers, and the hazardous waste
based on scientific engineering and geologic fundamentals and
disposal industry are examples of such applications. These
the application of these fundamentals to design and operate
are expanding needs, with a shortage of competent people;
mines and to create structures in rock and prepare mine prod-
the mining engineer is well qualified to meet these needs.
ucts for the market. To achieve this goal, the curriculum is
The importance of ecological and environmental planning
designed to ensure that the graduates:
is recognized and given significant attention in all aspects of
ubecome broad based mining engineers who can tackle
the mining engineering curriculum.
the problems of both hard and soft rock mining,
CSM mining engineering students study the principles and
regardless of whether the mineral deposit requires
techniques of mineral exploration, and underground and sur-
surface or underground methods of extraction,
face mining operations, as well as, mineral processing
uhave an opportunity, through elective courses, to spe-
technologies. Studies include rock mechanics, rock fragmen-
cialize in one or more aspects of the mining engineer-
tation, plant and mine design, mine ventilation, surveying,
ing profession,
valuation, industrial hygiene, mineral law, mine safety, com-
uare interested in an academic or research career, or wish
puting, mineral processing, solution mining and operations
to pursue employment in related fields, have a suffi-
research. Throughout the mining engineering curriculum, a
ciently sound scientific and engineering foundation to
constant effort is made to maintain a balance between theo-
do so effectively.
retical principles and their engineering applications. The
mining engineering graduate is qualified for positions in en-
This purpose permeates both the lower and upper divi-
gineering, supervision, and research.
sion courses. Another important aspect of the curriculum is
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
Explosive Engineering Minor
application of engineering principles to solving problems, in
Program Advisor: Dr. Vilem Petr
short, engineering design in an earth systems approach.
There are very few academic explosive engineering pro-
Degree Requirements (Mining Engineering)
grams in the United States of America and around the world.
Sophomore Year Fall Semester
lec. lab. sem.hrs.
In fact, Colorado School of Mines is the only educational
MATH213 Calc. for Scientists & Engn’rs III
4
4
institution that offers an explosive engineering minor pro-
PHGN200 Physics II
3.5
3
4.5
gram in the U.S.A. Built to the tradition of combining aca-
EBGN201 Principles of Economics
3
3
demic education with hands-on experience of CSM, this
DCGN241 Statics
3
3
minor program will prepare the students for new and devel-
EPIC251 Design II
2
3
3
PAGN201 Physical Education III
2
0.5
oping applications that involve the use of explosives in the
Total
18
mining and materials engineering, underground construction,
oil and gas operations, demolition, homeland security, mili-
Sophomore Year Spring Semester
lec. lab. sem.hrs.
EGGN351 Fluid Mechanics
3
3
tary, forensic investigations, manufacturing and material
MATH225 Differential Equations
3
3
synthesis.
MNGN210 Introductory Mining
3
3
Under proper development of courses and basic knowl-
SYGN200 Human Systems
3
3
edge in explosive engineering, students enrolled in this pro-
MNGN317 Dynamics for Mn. Engs.
1
1
gram will discover and gain insight into the exciting indus-
EGGN320 Mechanics of Materials
3
3
PAGN202 Physical Education IV
2
0.5
trial applications of explosives, selection of explosives, and
Total
16.5
the correct and safe use of the energetic materials. With the
help of the program advisor, the students will design and
Summer Field Session
lec. lab. sem.hrs.
MNGN300 Summer Field Session
3
select the proper course sequence and complete a hands-on
Total
3
research project under the supervision of a faculty advisor.
Junior Year Fall Semester
lec. lab. sem.hrs.
Students from all departments are welcome to pursue the
EGGN371 Engineering Thermodynamics
3
3
Explosive Engineering Minor.
MNGN308 Mine Safety
1
1
MNGN309 Mine Engineering Lab
8
2
Description of Courses
MNGN312 Surface Mine Design
2
3
3
Freshman Year
MNGN321 Introductory Rock Mechanics
2
3
3
MNGN198. SPECIAL TOPICS IN MINING ENGINEER-
GEOL311 Structural Geology
2
2
ING (I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics
Free Elective
3
3
chosen from special interests of instructor(s) and student(s).
Total
17
Usually the course is offered only once. Prerequisite: Instruc-
Junior Year Spring Semester
lec. lab. sem.hrs.
tor consent. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours. Repeatable
DCGN381 Electrical Circuits, Elec. & Pwr
3
3
for credit under different titles.
LAIS/EBGN H&SS Elective I
3
3
MNGN314 Underground Mine Design
3
3
MNGN199. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) (WI) Indi-
MNGN316 Coal Mining Methods and Design
2
3
3
vidual research or special problem projects supervised by
GEOL310 Earth Materials and Resources
4
4
a faculty member, also, when a student and instructor agree
Free Elective
3
3
on a subject matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite:
Total
19
“Independent Study” form must be completed and submitted
Senior Year Fall Semester
lec. lab. sem.hrs.
to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours. Repeat-
MNGN408 Underground Design and Const.
2
2
able for credit.
MNGN414 Mine Plant Design
2
3
3
Sophomore Year
MNGN428 Mining Eng. Design Report I
3
1
MNGN438 Geostatistics
2
3
3
MNGN210. INTRODUCTORY MINING (I, II) Survey of
MNGN322/323 Intro. to Mineral Processing
3
2
3
mining and mining economics. Topics include mining law,
LAIS/EBGN H&SS Elective II
3
3
exploration and sampling, reserve estimation, project evalua-
Free Elective
3
3
tion, basic unit operations including drilling, blasting, load-
Total
18
ing and hauling, support, shaft sinking and an introduction to
Senior Year Spring Semester
lec. lab. sem.hrs.
surface and underground mining methods. Prerequisite:
MNGN429 Mining Eng. Design Report II
3
2
None. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
MNGN433 Mine Systems Analysis I
3
3
MNGN298. SPECIAL TOPICS IN MINING ENGINEER-
MNGN427 Mine Valuation
2
2
MNGN424 Mine Ventilation
2
3
3
ING (I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics
MNGN410 Excavation Project Management
2
2
chosen from special interests of instructor(s) and student(s).
LAIS/EBGN H&SS Elective III
3
3
Usually the course is offered only once. Prerequisite: Instruc-
Total
15
tor consent. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours. Repeatable
Degree Total
139.5
for credit under different titles.
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MNGN299. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) (WI) Individ-
requisite: MNGN210. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab, 3 semester
ual research or special problem projects supervised by a fac-
hours
ulty member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a
MNGN321. INTRODUCTION TO ROCK MECHANICS
subject matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: “Inde-
Physical properties of rock, and fundamentals of rock sub-
pendent Study” form must be completed and submitted to the
stance and rock mass response to applied loads. Principles
Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for
of elastic analysis and stress-strain relationships. Elementary
credit.
principles of the theoretical and applied design of under-
MNGN300. SUMMER FIELD SESSION (S) Classroom
ground openings and pit slopes. Emphasis on practical ap-
and field instructions in the theory and practice of surface
plied aspects. Prerequisite: DCGN241 or MNGN317. 2 hours
and underground mine surveying. Introduction to the applica-
lecture, 3 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
tion of various computer-aided mine design software packages
MNGN333. EXPLOSIVES ENGINEERING I This course
incorporated in upper division mining courses. Prerequisite:
gives students in engineering and applied sciences the oppor-
completion of sophomore year; Duration: first three weeks of
tunity to examine and develop a fundamental knowledge in-
field term; 3 semester hours.
cluding terminology and understanding of explosives science
MNGN317. DYNAMICS FOR MINING ENGINEERS (II)
and engineering concepts. Student learning will be demon-
For mining engineering majors only. Absolute and relative
strated by assignments, quizzes, and exams. Learning assis-
motions, kinetics, work-energy, impulse-momentum and
tance will come in the form of multidisciplinary lectures
angular impulse-momentum. Prerequisite: MATH213/223,
complemented by a few experts’ lectures from government,
DCGN241. 1 hour lecture; 1 semester hour.
industry and the explosives engineering community. Pre-req-
Junior Year
uisites: none. 3 semester hours.
MNGN308. MINE SAFETY (I) Causes and prevention of
MNGN340. COOPERATIVE EDUCATION (I, II, S) Super-
accidents. Mine safety regulations. Mine rescue training.
vised, full-time, engineering-related employment for a con-
Safety management and organization. Prerequisite: MNGN210.
tinuous six-month period (or its equivalent) in which specific
1 hour lecture; 1 semester hour. Should be taken concurrently
educational objectives are achieved. Prerequisite: Second
with MNGN309.
semester sophomore status and a cumulative grade-point
MNGN309. MINING ENGINEERING LABORATORY (I)
average of at least 2.00. 0 to 3 semester hours. Cooperative
Training in practical mine labor functions including: opera-
Education credit does not count toward graduation except
tion of jackleg drills, jumbo drills, muckers, and LHD ma-
under special conditions.
chines. Training stresses safe operation of equipment and
MNGN398. SPECIAL TOPICS IN MINING ENGINEER-
safe handling of explosives. Introduction to front-line man-
ING (I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics
agement techniques. Prerequisite: MNGN210. 2 semester
chosen from special interests of instructor(s) and student(s).
hours. Should be taken concurrently with MNGN308.
Usually the course is offered only once. Prerequisite: Instruc-
MNGN312. SURFACE MINE DESIGN (I) (WI) Analysis
tor consent. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours. Repeatable
of elements of surface mine operation and design of surface
for credit under different titles.
mining system components with emphasis on minimization
MNGN399. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) (WI) Individ-
of adverse environmental impact and maximization of effi-
ual research or special problem projects supervised by a fac-
cient use of mineral resources. Ore estimates, unit operations,
ulty member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a
equipment selection, final pit determinations, short- and long-
subject matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: “Inde-
range planning, road layouts, dump planning, and cost esti-
pendent Study” form must be completed and submitted to the
mation. Prerequisite: MNGN210 and MNGN300. 2 hours
Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for
lecture, 3 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
credit.
MNGN316. COAL MINING METHODS (II) (WI) Devoted
Senior Year
to surface and underground coal mining methods and design.
MNGN314. UNDERGROUND MINE DESIGN (II) Selec-
The surface mining portion emphasizes area-mining methods,
tion, design, and development of most suitable underground
including pertinent design-related regulations, and over-
mining methods based upon the physical and the geological
burden removal systems. Pit layout, sequencing, overburden
properties of mineral deposits (metallics and nonmetallics),
equipment selection and cost estimation are presented. The
conservation considerations, and associated environmental
underground mining portion emphasizes general mine layout;
impacts. Reserve estimates, development and production
detailed layout of continuous, conventional, longwall, and
planning, engineering drawings for development and extrac-
shortwall sections. General cost and manning requirements;
tion, underground haulage systems, and cost estimates. Pre-
and production analysis. Federal and state health and safety
requisite: MNGN210 and MNGN300. 2 hours lecture,
regulations are included in all aspects of mine layout. Pre-
3 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
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MNGN322/323. INTRODUCTION TO MINERAL PRO-
MNGN410. EXCAVATION PROJECT MANAGEMENT (II)
CESSING AND LABORATORY (I) Principles and practice
Successful implementation and management of surface and
of crushing, grinding, size classification; mineral concentra-
underground construction projects, preparation of contract
tion technologies including magnetic and electrostatic sepa-
documents, project bidding and estimating, contract awarding
ration, gravity separation, and flotation. Sedimentation,
and notice to proceed, value engineering, risk management,
thickening, filtration and product drying as well as tailings
construction management and dispute resolution, evaluation
disposal technologies are included. The course is open to all
of differing site conditions claims. Prerequisite: MNGN 210
CSM students. Prerequisite: PHGN200/210, MATH213/223.
or Instructor’s consent, 2-hour lecture, 2 semester hours.
2 hours lecture; 3 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
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 Instructor’s consent. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours
None. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
lab; 3 semester hour.
MNGN405. ROCK MECHANICS IN MINING (I) The
MNGN418. ADVANCED ROCK MECHANICS Analytical
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 Instructor’s consent. 3 hours
lecture; 3 semester hours.
lecture; 3 semester hours.
MNGN406. DESIGN AND SUPPORT OF UNDERGROUND
MNGN421. DESIGN OF UNDERGROUND EXCAVATIONS
EXCAVATIONS Design 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
around excavations using analytical and numerical methods.
design and other ground support methods. Coal, evaporite,
Collections, preparation, and evaluation of in situ and labora-
metallic and nonmetallic deposits included. Prerequisite:
tory data for excavation design. Use of rock mass rating sys-
MNGN321, concurrent enrollment or Instructor’s consent.
tems for site characterization and excavation design. Study of
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
support types and selection of support for underground exca-
MNGN422/522. FLOTATION Science and engineering
vations. Use of numerical models for design of shafts, tun-
governing the practice of mineral concentration by flotation.
nels and large chambers. Prerequisite: Instructor’s consent.
Interfacial phenomena, flotation reagents, mineral-reagent
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours. Offered in odd years.
interactions, and zeta-potential are covered. Flotation circuit
MNGN407. ROCK FRAGMENTATION (II) Theory and
design and evaluation as well as tailings handling are also
application of rock drilling, rock boring, explosives, blasting,
covered. The course also includes laboratory demonstrations
and mechanical rock breakage. Design of blasting rounds,
of some fundamental concepts. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester
applications to surface and underground excavation. Pre-
hours.
requisite: DCGN241 concurrent enrollment or instructors con-
MNGN423. FLOTATION LABORATORY (I) Experiments
sent. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours. Offered in odd years.
to accompany the lectures in MNGN422. Co-requisite:
MNGN408 UNDERGROUND DESIGN AND CONSTRUC-
MNGN421 or Instructor's consent.. 3 hours lab; 1 semester
TION (I) Soil and rock engineering applied to underground
hour.
civil works. Tunneling and the construction of underground
MNGN424. MINE VENTILATION (II) Fundamentals of
openings for power facilities, water conveyance, transporta-
mine ventilation, including control of gas, dust, temperature,
tion, and waste disposal; design, excavation and support of
and humidity; ventilation network analysis and design of
underground openings. Emphasis on consulting practice, case
systems. Prerequisite: EGGN351, EGGN371 and MNGN314
studies, geotechnical design, and construction methods. Pre-
or Instructor’s consent. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 3 semes-
requisite: EGGN361 OR MNGN321, or Instructor’s consent.
ter hours.
2 hours of lecture; 2 semester hours.
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MNGN427. MINE VALUATION (II) Course emphasis is on
MNGN414, EGGN329 and MNGN381 or MNGN384. Con-
the business aspects of mining. Topics include time valuation
current enrollment with the Instructor’s consent permitted.
of money and interest formulas, cash flow, investment cri-
3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
teria, tax considerations, risk and sensitivity analysis, escala-
MNGN438. GEOSTATISTICS (I) Introduction to elemen-
tion and inflation and cost of capital. Calculation procedures
tary probability theory and its applications in engineering
are illustrated by case studies. Computer programs are used.
and sciences; discrete and continuous probability distribu-
Prerequisite: Senior in Mining, graduate status or Instructor’s
tions; parameter estimation; hypothesis testing; linear regres-
consent. 2 hours lecture; 2 semester hours.
sion; spatial correlations and geostatistics with emphasis on
MNGN428. MINING ENGINEERING EVALUATION
applications in earth sciences and engineering. Prerequisites:
AND DESIGN REPORT I (I) (WI) Preparation of phase I
MATH112. 2 hours of lecture and 3 hours of lab. 3 semester
engineering report based on coordination of all previous
hours.
work. Includes mineral deposit selection, geologic descrip-
MNGN440. EQUIPMENT REPLACEMENT ANALYSIS (I)
tion, mining method selection, ore reserve determination, and
Introduction to the fundamentals of classical equipment re-
permit process outline. Emphasis is on detailed mine design
placement theory. Emphasis on new, practical approaches to
and cost analysis evaluation in preparation for MNGN429.
equipment replacement decision making. Topics include:
Prerequisitie: EPIC251. 3 hours lab; 1 semester hour.
operating and maintenance costs, obsolescence factors, tech-
MNGN429. MINING ENGINEERING EVALUATION
nological changes, salvage, capital investments, minimal
AND DESIGN REPORT II (II) (WI) Preparation of formal
average annual costs, optimum economic life, infinite and
engineering report based on all course work in the mining
finite planning horizons, replacement cycles, replacement vs.
option. Emphasis is on mine design, equipment selection,
expansion, maximization of returns from equipment replace-
production scheduling, evaluation and cost analysis. Pre-
ment expenditures. Prerequisite: MNGN427, senior or gradu-
requisite: MNGN427, 428. 3 hours lab; 2 semester hours.
ate status. 2 hours lecture; 2 semester hours.
MNGN431. MINING AND METALLURGICAL ENVI-
MNGN444. EXPLOSIVES ENGINEERING II This course
RONMENT This course covers studies of the interface
gives students in engineering and applied sciences the oppor-
between mining and metallurgical process engineering and
tunity to acquire the fundamental concepts of explosives
environmental engineering areas. Wastes, effluents and their
engineering and science applications as they apply to indus-
point sources in mining and metallurgical processes such as
try and real life examples. Students will expand upon their
mineral concentration, value extraction and process metal-
MNGN333 knowledge and develop a more advanced knowl-
lurgy are studied in context. Fundamentals of unit operations
edge base including an understanding of the subject as it ap-
and unit processes with those applicable to waste and efflu-
plies to their specific project interests. Assignments, quizzes,
ent control, disposal and materials recycling are covered.
concept modeling and their project development and presen-
Engineering design and engineering cost components are
tation will demonstrate student's progress. Prerequisite: none.
also included for some examples chosen. The ratio of funda-
3 hours lecture, 3 semester hours.
mentals applications coverage is about 1:1. Prerequisite: In-
MNGN445/545. ROCK SLOPE ENGINEERING Introduc-
structor’s consent. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
tion to the analysis and design of slopes excavated in rock.
MNGN433. MINE SYSTEMS ANALYSIS I (II) Applica-
Rock mass classification and strength determinations, geo-
tion of statistics, systems analysis, and operations research
logical structural parameters, properties of fracture sets, data
techniques to mineral industry problems. Laboratory work
collection techniques, hydrological factors, methods of
using computer techniques to improve efficiency of mining
analysis of slope stability, wedge intersections, monitoring
operations. Prerequisite: Senior or graduate status. 2 hours
and maintenance of final pit slopes, classification of slides.
lecture, 3 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
Deterministic and probabilistic approaches in slope design.
MNGN434. PROCESS ANALYSIS Projects to accompany
Remedial measures. Laboratory and field exercise in slope
the lectures in MNGN422. Prerequisite: MNGN422 or In-
design. Collection of data and specimens in the field for de-
structor’s consent. 3 hours lab; 1 semester hour.
terring physical properties required for slope design. Applica-
tion of numerical modeling and analytical techniques to slope
MNGN436. UNDERGROUND COAL MINE DESIGN (II)
stability determinations for hard rock and soft rock environ-
Design of an underground coal mine based on an actual coal
ments. Prerequisite: Instructor’s consent. 3 hours lecture.
reserve. This course shall utilize all previous course material
3 semester hours.
in the actual design of an underground coal mine. Ventilation,
materials handling, electrical transmission and distribution,
MNGN452/552. SOLUTION MINING AND PROCESSING
fluid mechanics, equipment selection and application, mine
OF ORES (II) Theory and application of advanced methods
plant design. Information from all basic mining survey
of extracting and processing of minerals, underground or in
courses will be used. Prerequisite: MNGN316, MNGN321,
situ, to recover solutions and concentrates of value-materials,
by minimization of the traditional surface processing and
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disposal of tailings to minimize environmental impacts. Pre-
Petroleum Engineering
requisite: Senior or graduate status; Instructor’s consent.
3 hours lecture, 3 semester hours. Offered in spring.
RAMONA M. GRAVES, Professor and Interim Department Head
MNGN460. INDUSTRIAL MINERALS PRODUCTION (II)
HOSSEIN KAZEMI, Chesebro Distinguished Professor
ERDAL OZKAN, Professor
This course describes the engineering principles and practices
CRAIG W. VAN KIRK, Professor
associated with quarry mining operations related to the cement
ALFRED W. EUSTES III, Associate Professor
and aggregates industries. The course will cover resource defi-
TURHAN YILDIZ, Associate Professor
nition, quarry planning and design, extraction, and process-
JENNIFER L. MISKIMINS, Assistant Professor
ing of material for cement and aggregate production. Permitting
LINDA BATTALORA, Lecturer
issues and reclamation, particle sizing and environmental
MARK G. MILLER, Lecturer
practices, will be studied in depth. Prerequisite: MNGN312,
BILLY J. MITCHELL, Professor Emeritus
MNGN318, MNGN322, MNGN323, or Instructor’s consent.
RICHARD CHRISTIANSON, Associate Professor Emeritus
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours. Offered in spring.
Program Description
MNGN482. MINE MANAGEMENT (II) Basic principles
The primary objectives of petroleum engineering are the
of successful mine management, supervision, administrative
environmentally sound exploration, development, evaluation,
policies, industrial and human engineering. Prerequisite:
and recovery of oil, gas, and other fluids in the earth. Skills
Senior or graduate status or Instructor’s consent. 2 hours
in this branch of engineering are needed to meet the world’s
lecture; 2 semester hours. Offered in odd years.
ever-increasing demand for hydrocarbon fuel, thermal
MNGN498. SPECIAL TOPICS IN MINING ENGINEERING
energy, and waste and pollution management.
(I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen
Graduates of the program are in high demand in private
from special interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually
industry, as evidenced by the strong job market and high
the course is offered only once. Prerequisite: Instructor’s
salaries. The petroleum industry offers a wide range of em-
consent. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for
ployment opportunities for Petroleum Engineering students
credit under different titles.
during summer breaks and after graduation. Exciting experi-
MNGN499. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) (WI) Indi-
ences range from field work in producing oil and gas fields
vidual research or special problem projects supervised by
to office jobs in small towns or large cities. Worldwide travel
a faculty member, also, when a student and instructor agree
and overseas assignments are available for interested stu-
on a subject matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite:
dents. One of our objectives in the Petroleum Engineering
“Independent Study” form must be completed and submitted
Department is to prepare students to succeed in an energy
to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours. Repeat-
industry that is evolving into an industry working with many
able for credit.
energy sources. Besides developing technical competence in
petroleum engineering, you will learn how your education
can help you contribute to the development of alternative
energy sources. In addition to exciting careers in the petro-
leum industry, many Petroleum Engineering graduates find
rewarding careers in the environmental arena, law, medicine,
business, and many other walks of life.
The department offers semester-abroad opportunities
through formal exchange programs with the Petroleum
Engineering Department at the Mining University in Leoben,
Austria, Technical University in Delft, Holland, and the
University of Adelaide, Adelaide, Australia. Qualified under-
graduate and graduate students from each school can attend
the other for one semester and receive full transfer credit
back at the home university.
Graduate courses emphasize the research aspects of the
profession, as well as advanced engineering applications.
Qualified graduate students may earn a Professional Masters
in Petroleum Reservoir Systems (offered jointly with Geol-
ogy and Geological Engineering and Geophysics), Master of
Science, Master of Engineering, and Doctor of Philosophy
degrees.
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To facilitate classroom instruction and the learning experi-
It is recommended that all students considering majoring or
ence, the petroleum engineering faculty recommend that all
minoring in Petroleum Engineering sign up for the elective
petroleum engineering students have laptops. Recommended
course PEGN 102, Introduction to the Petroleum Industry in
specifications for the laptops can be obtained from the CSM
the spring semester. Seniors may take 500-level graduate
Academic Computing & Networking web site.
courses that include topics such as drilling, reservoir, and pro-
New laboratory and computer equipment added during the
duction engineering; reservoir simulation and characteriza-
past few years total more than $3 million. The department
tion, and economics and risk analysis. See the department for
has state-of-the-art laboratories in a wide range of technical
the registration procedure.
areas, including the following under graduate labs:
The program leading to the degree Bachelor of Science in
Computer Laboratory
Petroleum Engineering is accredited by the Engineering
A state-of-the-art computer laboratory is available for
Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for
general use and classroom instruction. Software includes
Engineering and Technology, 111 Market Place, Suite 1050,
more than $5.0 million in donated industry software used by
Baltimore, MD 21202-4012, telephone (410) 347-7700.
oil and gas companies and research labs around the world.
Program Educational Objectives (Bachelor of
Drilling Simulator Laboratory
Science in Petroleum Engineering)
Rare on university campuses, this lab contains a computer
The Mission of the Petroleum Engineering Program has
controlled, full-scale, drilling rig simulator. It includes drilling
evolved naturally over time in response to the needs of the
controls that can be used to simulate onshore and offshore
graduates; in concert with the Colorado School of Mines
drilling operations and well control situations.
Institutional Mission Statement and the Profile of the Future
Reservoir Characterization Laboratory
Graduate; and in recognition of accreditation requirements
Properties of rock are measured that affect economic
specified by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of
development of reservoir resources of oil and gas. Measured
the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology.
properties include permeability, porosity, and relative per-
The Mission of the Petroleum Engineering Program is:
meability. “Hands on” experiences with simple and sophisti-
To educate engineers for the worldwide petroleum industry
cated equipment are provided.
at the undergraduate and graduate levels, perform research
Drilling Fluids Laboratory
that enhances the state-of-the-art in petroleum technology,
Modern equipment enables students to evaluate and design
and to serve the industry and public good through profes-
fluid systems required in drilling operations.
sional societies and public service. This mission is achieved
through proactive leadership in providing a solid foundation
Fluids Characterization Laboratory
for both the undergraduate and graduate programs. Students
A variety of properties of fluids from oil and gas reservoirs
are well prepared for life-long learning, an international and
are measured for realistic conditions of elevated temperature
diverse career, further education, and public service. The pro-
and pressure. This laboratory accentuates principles studied
gram emphasizes integrated and multi disciplinary teamwork
in lectures.
in classroom instruction and in research, and actively pursues
Petroleum Engineering Summer Field Sessions
interdisciplinary activities with many other CSM depart-
Two summer sessions, one after the completion of the
ments, particularly the Earth Science/Engineering programs.
sophomore year and one after the junior year, are important
In addition to contributing toward achieving the educa-
parts of the educational experience. The first is a two-week
tional objectives described in the CSM Graduate Profile and
session designed to introduce the student to the petroleum
the ABET Accreditation Criteria, individuals interested in the
industry. Petroleum Engineering, a truly unique and exciting
Petroleum Engineering program educational objectives are
engineering discipline, can be experienced by visiting petro-
encouraged to contact faculty, visit the CSM campus, or visit
leum operations. Historically, the areas visited have included
our website: www.mines.edu. The Petroleum Engineering
Europe, Alaska, Canada, the U.S. Gulf Coast, California, and
program educational objectives can also be found posted in
the Rocky Mountain Region.
the hallway outside the department office. The specific educa-
The second two-week session, after the junior year, is an in-
tional objectives are outlined below:
depth study of the Rangely Oil Field and surrounding geology
1. Broad education
in Western Colorado. The Rangely Oil Field is the largest oil
CSM design and system courses
field in the Rocky Mountain region and has undergone pri-
Effective communication
mary, secondary, and enhanced recovery processes. Field trips
Skills necessary for diverse and international profes-
in the area provide the setting for understanding the complex-
sional career
ity of geologic systems and the environmental and safety is-
Recognition of need and ability to engage in lifelong
sues in the context of reservoir development and management.
learning
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2. Solid foundation in engineering principles and
The program has state-of-the-art facilities and equipment
practices
for laboratory instruction and experimental research. To
Society of Petroleum Engineers’ABET Program Criteria
maintain leadership in future petroleum engineering technol-
Strong petroleum engineering faculty with diverse
ogy, decision making, and management, computers are incor-
backgrounds
porated into every part of the program, from undergraduate
Technical seminars, field trips, and field sessions
instruction through graduate student and faculty research.
3. Applied problem solving skills
The department is close to oil and gas field operations, oil
Designing and conducting experiments
companies, research laboratories, and geologic outcrops of
Analyzing and interpreting data
nearby producing formations. There are many opportunities
Problem solving skills in engineering practice
for short field trips and for summer and part-time employ-
Working real world problems
ment in the oil and gas industry in the Denver metropolitan
4. An understanding of ethical, social, environmental,
region or near campus.
and professional responsibilities
Degree Requirements (Petroleum Engineering)
Following established Department and Colorado
Sophomore Year Fall Semester
lec. lab. sem.hrs.
School of Mines honor codes
EBGN201 Principles of Economics
3
3
Integrating ethical and environmental issues into real
EPIC251/252 Design II
3
3
world problems
DCGN241 Statics
3
3
Awareness of health and safety issues
MATH213 Calculus for Scientists & Engn’rs III 4
4
PHGN200 Physics II
3.5
3
4.5
5. Multidisciplinary team skills
PAGN201 Physical Education III
2
0.5
Integrated information and data from multiple sources
Total
18
Critical team skills
Sophomore Year Spring Semester
lec. lab. sem.hrs.
Curriculum
DCGN209 Introduction to Thermodynamics
3
3
All disciplines within petroleum engineering are covered
EGGN320 Mechanics of Materials
3
3
to great depth at the undergraduate and graduate levels, both
PEGN251 Fluid Mechanics
3
3
in the classroom and laboratory instruction, and in research.
PEGN308 Res. Rock Properties
2
3
3
MATH225 Differential Equations
3
3
Specific areas include fundamental fluid and rock behavior,
SYGN200 Human Systems
3
3
drilling, formation evaluation, well completions and stimula-
Total
18
tion, well testing, production operations and artificial lift,
reservoir engineering, supplemental and enhanced oil recov-
Summer Field Session
lec. lab. sem.hrs.
PEGN315 Summer Field Session I
2
2
ery, economic evaluation of petroleum projects, environmen-
Total
2
tal and safety issues, and the computer simulation of most of
these topics.
Junior Year Fall Semester
lec. lab. sem.hrs.
GEOL315 Sedimentology & Stratigraphy
2
3
3
The petroleum engineering student studies mathematics,
PEGN305 Computational Methods
2
2
computer science, chemistry, physics, general engineering,
PEGN310 Reservoir Fluid Properties
2
2
the humanities, technical communication (including report
PEGN311 Drilling Engineering
3
3
4
writing, oral presentations, and listening skills), and environ-
PEGN419 Well Log Anal. & Formation Eval.
2
3
3
mental topics. A unique aspect is the breadth and depth of the
LAIS/EBGN H&SS GenEd Restricted Elective I
3
3
total program structured in a manner that prepares each grad-
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-
Junior Year Spring Semester
lec. lab. sem.hrs.
riences. The needs for continued learning and professional-
GEOL308 Intro. Applied Structural Geology
2
3
3
ism are stressed.
PEGN438 Geostatistics
2
3
3
PEGN361 Well Completions
3
3
The strength of the program comes from the high quality of
PEGN411 Mechanics of Petrol. Production
3
3
students and professors. The faculty has expertise in teaching
LAIS/EBGN H&SS GenEd Restricted Elective II
3
3
and research in all the major areas of petroleum engineering
Free Elective
3
3
listed above. Additionally, the faculty members have signifi-
Total
18
cant industrial backgrounds that lead to meaningful design
Summer Field Session
lec. lab. sem.hrs.
experiences for the students. Engineering design is taught
PEGN316 Summer Field Session II
2
2
throughout the curriculum including a senior design course on
Total
2
applying the learned skills to real world reservoir development
Senior Year Fall Semester
lec. lab. sem.hrs.
and management problems. The senior design course is truly
PEGN481 Petroleum Seminar
2
2
multidisciplinary with students and professors from the Petro-
PEGN423 Petroleum Reservoir Eng. I
3
3
leum Engineering, Geophysics, and Geology departments.
PEGN413 Gas Meas. & Formation Evaluation
6
2
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PEGN414 Well Test Analysis and Design
3
3
both PEGN 251 Fluid Mechanics and EGGN351 Fluid Me-
PEGN422 Econ. & Eval. Oil & Gas Projects
3
3
chanics. Prerequisite: MATH213. Co-requisites: PEGN 308,
Free Elective
3
3
DCGN209, DCGN241. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
Total
16
PEGN298. SPECIAL TOPICS IN PETROLEUM ENGI-
Senior Year Spring Semester
lec. lab. sem.hrs.
NEERING (I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics
PEGN424 Petroleum Reservoir Eng. II
3
3
PEGN426 Stimulation
3
3
chosen from special interests of instructor(s) and student(s).
PEGN439 Multidisciplinary Design
2
3
3
Usually the course is offered only once. Prerequisite: Instruc-
LAIS/EBGN H&SS GenEd Restricted Elective III 3
3
tor consent. Variable credit; 1 to 6 semester hours. Repeat-
Free Elective
3
3
able for credit under different titles.
Total
15
PEGN299. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Individual re-
Degree Total
139.5
search or special problem projects supervised by a faculty
Five Year Combined Baccalaureate and Masters
member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a sub-
Degree.
ject matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: “Indepen-
The Petroleum Engineering Department offers the oppor-
dent Study” form must be completed and submitted to the
tunity to begin work on a Professional Masters in Petroleum
Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6 semester hours. Repeatable
Reservoir Systems or Master of Engineering Degree while
for credit under different titles.
completing the requirements for the Bachelor’s Degree.
PEGN308. RESERVOIR ROCK PROPERTIES (II) (WI)
These degrees are of special interest to those planning on
Introduction to basic reservoir rock properties and their meas-
studying abroad or wanting to get a head start on graduate
urements. Topics covered include: porosity, saturations, volu-
education. These combined programs are individualized and
metric equations, land descriptions, trapping mechanism,
a plan of study should be discussed with the student’s aca-
pressure and temperature gradients, abnormally pressured
demic advisor any time after the Sophomore year.
reservoirs. Darcy’s law for linear horizontal and tilted flow,
Description of Courses
radial flow for single phase liquids and gases, multiphase
flow (relative permeability). Capillary pressure and formation
Freshman Year
compressibility are also discussed. This course is designated
PEGN102. INTRODUCTION TO PETROLEUM INDUSTRY
as a writing intensive course (WI). Co-requisites: DCGN241,
(II) A survey of the elements comprising the petroleum
PEGN251. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
industry-exploration, development, processing, transportation,
distribution, engineering ethics and professionalism. This
Junior Year
elective course is recommended for all PE majors, minors,
PEGN305 COMPUTATIONAL METHODS IN PETRO-
and other interested students. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
LEUM ENGINEERING (I) This course is an introduction to
computers and computer programming applied to petroleum
PEGN198. SPECIAL TOPICS IN PETROLEUM ENGI-
engineering. Emphasis will be on learning Visual Basic pro-
NEERING (I, II) Pilot course or special topics course.
gramming techniques to solve engineering problems. A toolbox
Topics chosen from special interests of instructor(s) and stu-
of fluid property and numerical techniques will be developed.
dent(s). Usually the course is offered only once. Prerequisite:
Prerequisite: MATH213. 2 hours lecture; 2 semester hours.
Instructor consent. Variable credit; 1 to 6 semester hours.
Repeatable for credit under different titles.
PEGN310. RESERVOIR FLUID PROPERTIES (I) Proper-
ties of fluids encountered in petroleum engineering. Phase
PEGN199. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Individual re-
behavior, density, viscosity, interfacial tension, and composi-
search or special problem projects supervised by a faculty
tion of oil, gas, and brine systems. Interpreting lab data for
member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a sub-
engineering applications. Flash calculations with k-values
ject matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: “Indepen-
and equation of state. Introduction to reservoir simulation
dent Study” form must be completed and submitted to the
software. Prerequisites: DCGN209, PEGN308. Co-requisite:
Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6 semester hours. Repeatable
PEGN305.
for credit under different titles.
PEGN311. DRILLING ENGINEERING (I) Study of drilling
Sophomore Year
operations, fluid design, hydraulics, drilling contracts, rig se-
PEGN251. FLUID MECHANICS (II) Fundamental course
lection, rotary system, well control, bit selection, drill string
in engineering fluid flow introducing flow in pipelines, sur-
design, directional drilling, and casing seat selection. Pre-
face facilities and oil and gas wells. Theory and application
requisites: PEGN251, PEGN315, DCGN241. 3 hours lecture,
of incompressible and compressible flow, fluid statics, di-
3 hours lab; 4 semester hours.
mensional analysis, laminar and turbulent flow, Newtonian
and non-Newtonian fluids, and two-phase flow. Lecture for-
PEGN315. SUMMER FIELD SESSION I (S) This two-
mat with demonstrations and practical problem solving, coor-
week course taken after the completion of the sophomore
dinated with PEGN 308. Students cannot receive credit for
year is designed to introduce the student to oil and gas field
and other engineering operations. Engineering design prob-
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lems are integrated throughout the two-week session. On-site
procedures. This course is designed as a writing intensive
visits to various oil field operations in the past included the
course (WI). Prerequisite: PEGN311, EGGN320, and
Rocky Mountain region, the U.S. Gulf Coast, California,
EPIC251. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
Alaska, Canada and Europe. Topics covered include drilling,
PEGN398. SPECIAL TOPICS IN PETROLEUM ENGI-
completions, stimulations, surface facilities, production, arti-
NEERING (I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics
ficial lift, reservoir, geology and geophysics. Also included
chosen from special interests of instructor(s) and student(s).
are environmental and safety issues as related to the petro-
Usually the course is offered only once. Prerequisite: Instruc-
leum industry. Prerequisite: PEGN308. 2 semester hours.
tor consent. Variable credit; 1 to 6 semester hours. Repeat-
PEGN316. SUMMER FIELD SESSION II (S) This two-
able for credit under different titles.
week course is taken after the completion of the junior year.
PEGN399. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Individual re-
Emphasis is placed on the multidisciplinary nature of reser-
search or special problem projects supervised by a faculty
voir management. Field trips in the area provide the opportu-
member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a sub-
nity to study eolian, fluvial, lacustrine, near shore, and
ject matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: “Indepen-
marine depositional systems. These field trips provide the
dent Study” form must be completed and submitted to the
setting for understanding the complexity of each system in
Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6 semester hours. Repeatable
the context of reservoir development and management.
for credit under different titles.
Petroleum systems including the source, maturity, and trap-
ping of hydrocarbons are studied in the context of petroleum
PEGN411. MECHANICS OF PETROLEUM PRODUCTION
exploration and development. Geologic methods incorporat-
(II) Nodal analysis for pipe and formation deliverability in-
ing both surface and subsurface data are used extensively.
cluding single and multiphase flow. Natural flow and design
Prerequisite: PEGN315, PEGN361, PEGN411, PEGN419
of artificial lift methods including gas lift, sucker rod pumps,
and GEOL308, GEOL315. 2 semester hours.
electrical submersible pumps, and hydraulic pumps. Pre-
requisites: PEGN 251, PEGN308, PEGN310, and PEGN311.
PEGN340. COOPERATIVE EDUCATION (I, II, S) Super-
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
vised, full-time, engineering-related employment for a con-
tinuous six-month period (or its equivalent) in which specific
PEGN419. WELL LOG ANALYSIS AND FORMATION
educational objectives are achieved. Prerequisite: Second
EVALUATION (I) An introduction to well logging methods,
semester sophomore status and a cumulative grade-point
including the relationship between measured properties and
average of at least 2.00. 0 to 3 semester hours. Cooperative
reservoir properties. Analysis of log suites for reservoir size
Education credit does not count toward graduation except
and content. Graphical and analytical methods will be devel-
under special conditions.
oped to allow the student to better visualize the reservoir, its
contents, and its potential for production. Use of the com-
PEGN350. SUSTAINABLE ENERGY SYSTEMS (I or II) A
puter as a tool to handle data, create graphs and log traces,
sustainable energy system is a system that lets us meet pres-
and make computations of reservoir parameters is required.
ent energy needs while preserving the ability of future gener-
Prerequisite: PEGN308. Co-requisites: PEGN310, GEOL315.
ations to meet their needs. Sustainable Energy Systems
2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
introduces undergraduate students to sustainable energy sys-
tems that will be available in the 21st century. The course fo-
Senior Year
cuses on sustainable energy sources, especially renewable
PEGN413. GAS MEASUREMENT AND FORMATION
energy sources and nuclear energy (e.g., fusion). Students are
EVALUATION LAB (I) (WI) This lab investigates the prop-
introduced to the existing energy infrastructure, become fa-
erties of a gas such as vapor pressure, dew point pressure,
miliar with finite energy sources, and learn from a study of
and field methods of measuring gas volumes. The application
energy supply and demand that sustainable energy systems
of well logging and formation evaluation concepts are also
are needed. The ability to improve energy use efficiency and
investigated. This course is designated as a writing intensive
the impact of energy sources on the environment are dis-
course (WI). Prerequisites: PEGN308, PEGN310, PEGN419.
cussed. Examples of sustainable energy systems and their ap-
6 hours lab; 2 semester hours.
plicability to different energy sectors are presented. The
PEGN414. WELL TEST ANALYSIS AND DESIGN (I)
course is recommended for students who plan to enter the en-
Solution to the diffusivity equation. Transient well testing:
ergy industry or students who would like an introduction to
build-up, drawdown, multi-rate test analysis for oil and gas.
sustainable energy systems. Prerequisites: EPIC 151 or con-
Flow tests and well deliverabilities. Type curve analysis.
sent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
Superposition, active and interference tests. Well test design.
PEGN361. COMPLETION ENGINEERING (II) (WI) This
Prerequisite: MATH225. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
class is a continuation from drilling in PEGN311 into com-
PEGN422. ECONOMICS AND EVALUATION OF OIL
pletion operations. Topics include casing design, cement
AND GAS PROJECTS (I) Project economics for oil and gas
planning, completion techniques and equipment, tubing de-
projects under conditions of certainty and uncertainty. Topics
sign, wellhead selection, and sand control, and perforation
include time value of money concepts, discount rate assump-
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tions, measures of project profitability, costs, taxes, expected
PEGN439/GEGN439/GPGN439. MULTIDISCIPLINARY
value concept, decision trees, gambler’s ruin, and Monte
PETROLEUM DESIGN (II) This is a multidisciplinary de-
Carlo simulation techniques. Prerequisite: PEGN438/
sign course that integrates fundamentals and design concepts
MNGN438. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
in geology, geophysics, and petroleum engineering. Students
PEGN423. PETROLEUM RESERVOIR ENGINEERING I
work in integrated teams consisting of students from each of
(I) Data requirements for reservoir engineering studies.
the disciplines. Multiple open-ended design problems in oil
Material balance calculations for normal gas, retrograde gas
and gas exploration and field development are assigned. Sev-
condensate, solution-gas and gas-cap reservoirs with or with-
eral written and oral presentations are made throughout the
out water drive. Primary reservoir performance. Forecasting
semester. Project economics including risk analysis are an in-
future recoveries by incremental material balance. Prerequi-
tegral part of the course. Prerequisite: PE Majors: GEOL308,
sites: PEGN316, PEGN419 and MATH225 (MATH225 only
PEGN316, PEGN422, PEGN423, PEGN414. Concurrent en-
for non PE majors). 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
rollment in PEGN424 and PEGN426; GE Majors: GEOL308
or GEOL309, GEGN438, GEGN316; GP Majors: GPGN302
PEGN424. PETROLEUM RESERVOIR ENGINEERING II
and GPGN303. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 3 semester
(II) Reservoir engineering aspects of supplemental recovery
hours.
processes. Introduction to liquid-liquid displacement
processes, gas-liquid displacement processes, and thermal
PEGN450. ENERGY ENGINEERING (I or II) Energy
recovery processes. Introduction to numerical reservoir
Engineering is an overview of energy sources that will be
simulation, history matching and forecasting. Prerequisite:
available for use in the 21st century. After discussing the his-
PEGN423. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
tory of energy and its contribution to society, we survey the
science and technology of energy, including geothermal
PEGN426. WELL COMPLETIONS AND STIMULATION
energy, fossil energy, solar energy, nuclear energy, wind
(II) Completion parameters; design for well conditions. Skin
energy, hydro energy, bio energy, energy and the environ-
damage associated with completions and well productivity.
ment, energy and economics, the hydrogen economy, and
Fluid types and properties; characterizations of compatibili-
energy forecasts. This broad background will give you addi-
ties. Stimulation techniques; acidizing and fracturing. Selec-
tional flexibility during your career and help you thrive in an
tion of proppants and fluids; types, placement and
energy industry that is evolving from an industry dominated
compatibilities. Estimation of rates, volumes and fracture di-
by fossil fuels to an industry working with many energy
mensions. Reservoir considerations in fracture propagation
sources. Prerequisite: MATH213, PHGN200. 3 hours lecture;
and design. Prerequisite: PEGN311, PEGN361, PEGN411 and
3 semester hours.
MATH225. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
PEGN481. PETROLEUM SEMINAR (I) (WI) Written and
PEGN428. ADVANCED DRILLING ENGINEERING (II)
oral presentations by each student on current energy topics.
Rotary drilling systems with emphasis on design of drilling
This course is designated as a writing intensive course (WI).
programs, directional and horizontal well planning. This
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. 2 hours lecture; 2 semes-
elective course is recommended for petroleum engineering
ter hours.
majors interested in drilling. Prerequisite: PEGN311,
PEGN361. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
PEGN498. SPECIAL TOPICS IN PETROLEUM ENGI-
NEERING (I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics
PEGN438/MNGN438. GEOSTATISTICS (I & II) Introduc-
chosen from special interests of instructor(s) and student(s).
tion to elementary probability theory and its applications in
Usually the course is offered only once. Prerequisite: Instruc-
engineering and sciences; discrete and continuous probabil-
tor consent. Variable credit; 1 to 6 semester hours. Repeat-
ity distributions; parameter estimation; hypothesis testing;
able for credit under different titles.
linear regression; spatial correlations and geostatistics with
emphasis on applications in earth sciences and engineering.
PEGN499. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Individual re-
Prerequisites: MATH112. 2 hours lecture; 3 hours lab; 3 se-
search or special problem projects supervised by a faculty
mester 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 semester hours. Repeatable
for credit under different titles.
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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
MARK T. LUSK, Professor (and Engineering)
JOHN A. SCALES, Professor
directions to develop new technologies. It is the excitement
JEFF A. SQUIER, Professor
of being able to work at this cutting edge that makes the
P. CRAIG TAYLOR, Professor
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
LAWRENCE R. WIENCKE, 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
schools. Others find employment in fields as diverse as elec-
TODD G. RUSKELL, Senior Lecturer
tronics, semiconductor processing, aerospace, materials
CHARLES E. STONE, IV, Senior Lecturer
development, nuclear energy, solar energy, and geophysical
MATTHEW M. YOUNG, Senior Lecturer
exploration.
ALEX T. FLOURNOY, Lecturer
The physics department maintains modern well-equipped
PATRICK B. KOHL, Lecturer
H. VINCENT KUO, Lecturer
laboratories for general physics, modern physics, electronics,
SUE ANNE BERGER, Instructor
and advanced experimentation. There are research labora-
JAMES T. BROWN, Professor Emeritus
tories for the study of solid-state physics, surface physics,
F. EDWARD CECIL, Professor Emeritus
materials science, optics, and nuclear physics, including an
JOHN A. DESANTO, Professor Emeritus
NSF-funded laboratory for solar and electronic materials
FRANKLIN D. SCHOWENGERDT, Professor Emeritus
processing. The department also maintains electronic and
JOHN U. TREFNY, Professor Emeritus and President Emeritus
machine shops.
DON L. WILLIAMSON, Professor Emeritus
F. RICHARD YEATTS, Professor Emeritus
Program Educational Objectives (Bachelor of
WILLIAM B. LAW, Associate Professor Emeritus
Science in Engineering Physics)
ARTHUR Y. SAKAKURA, Associate Professor Emeritus
In addition to contributing toward achieving the educa-
MARK W. COFFEY, Research Professor
tional objectives described in the CSM Graduate Profile and
ROBERT F. HOLUB, Research Professor
the ABET Accreditation Criteria, the physics department
VICTOR KAYDANOV, Research Professor
embraces the broad institutional educational objectives as
JAMES E. BERNARD, Research Associate Professor
summarized in the Graduate Profile. The additional engineer-
JOSEPH D. BEACH, Research Assistant Professor
ing physics program-specific educational objectives are listed
Program Description
below.
Engineering Physics
All engineering physics graduates must have the factual
Physics is the most basic of all sciences and the foundation
knowledge and other thinking skills necessary to con-
of most of the science and engineering disciplines. As such,
struct an appropriate understanding of physical phe-
it has always attracted those who want to understand nature
nomena in an applied context.
at its most fundamental level. Engineering Physics is not a
All engineering physics graduates must have the ability to
specialized branch of physics, but an interdisciplinary area
communicate effectively.
wherein the basic physics subject matter, which forms the
Throughout their careers engineering physics graduates
backbone of any undergraduate physics degree, is taken
should be able to function effectively and responsibly
further toward application to engineering. The degree is ac-
in society.
credited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of
the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology,
Five-year Combined Baccalaureate / Masters
111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202-4012,
Degree Programs
telephone (410) 347-7700. At CSM, the required engineering
The Physics Department, independently, and in collabora-
physics curriculum includes all of the undergraduate physics
tion with the Department of Metallurgical and Materials En-
courses that would form the physics curriculum at any good
gineering and with the Engineering Division offers five-year
university, but in addition to these basic courses, the CSM
programs in which students obtain an undergraduate degree
requirements include pre-engineering and engineering
in Engineering Physics as well as a Masters Degree in Ap-
courses, which physics majors at other universities would not
plied Physics or an Engineering discipline. There are three
ordinarily take. These courses include engineering science,
engineering tracks and three physics tracks. The first two
design, systems, summer field session, and a capstone senior
lead to a Masters degree in Engineering with a mechanical or
design sequence culminating in a senior thesis.
electrical specialty. Students in the third track receive a Mas-
ters of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering with an elec-
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tronic materials emphasis. The Applied Physics tracks are in
Sophomore Year Spring Semester
lec. lab. sem.hrs.
the areas of condensed matter, applied optics, and applied nu-
MATH225 Differential Equations
3
3
clear physics. The programs emphasize a strong background
MATH332 Linear Algebra
3
3
in fundamentals of science, in addition to practical experi-
DCGN210 Introduction to Thermodynamics
3
3
ence within an applied physics or engineering discipline.
PHGN300/310 Physics III-Modern Physics I
3
3
Many of the undergraduate electives of students involved in
PHGN215 Analog Electronics
3
3
4
PAGN202 Physical Education IV
2
0.5
each track are specified. For this reason, students are ex-
Total
16.5
pected to apply to the program during the first semester of
their sophomore year (in special cases late entry can be ap-
Summer Field Session
lec. lab. sem.hrs.
proved by the program mentors). A 3.0 grade point average
PHGN384 Summer Field Session (6 weeks)
6
must be maintained to guarantee admission into the appropri-
Total
6
ate engineering or applied physics graduate program.
Junior Year Fall Semester
lec. lab. sem.hrs.
Students in the engineering tracks must complete a report
PHGN315 Advanced Physics Lab I (WI)
1
3
2
or case study during the fifth year. Students in the physics
PGHN311 Introduction to Math. Physics
3
3
tracks must complete a master’s thesis. The case study or the-
LAIS/EBGN H&SS GenEd Restricted Elective I
3
3
sis should begin during the senior year as part of the Senior
PHGN317 Digital Circuits
2
3
3
PHGN350 Intermediate Mechanics
4
4
Design experience. Participants must identify an engineering
Total
15
or physics advisor as appropriate prior to their senior year
who will assist in choosing an appropriate project and help
Year Spring Semester
lec. lab. sem.hrs.
PHGN361 Intermediate Electromagnetism
3
3
coordinate the senior design project with the case study or
PHGN320 Modern Physics II
4
4
thesis completed in the fifth year.
PHGN326 Advanced Physics Lab II (WI)
1
3
2
Interested students can obtain additional information and
PHGN341 Thermal Physics
3
3
detailed curricula from the Physics Department or from the
EBGN201 Principles of Economics
3
3
participating Engineering Departments.
Total
15
Minor and Areas of Special Interest
Senior Year Fall Semester
lec. lab. sem.hrs.
PHGN471 Senior Design I (WI)
1
6
3
The department offers a Minor and Areas of Special Inter-
PHGN462 Electromag. Waves & Opt. Physics 3
3
est for students not majoring in physics. The requirements
LAIS/EBGN H&SS GenEd Restricted Elective II 3
3
are as follows:
Free Elective II
3
3
Area of Specialization: 12 sem. hrs. minimum (includes 3
Free Elective III
3
3
semester hours of PHGN100 or 200)
Total
15
Minor: 18 sem. hrs. minimum (includes 3 semester hours
Senior Year Spring Semester
lec. lab. sem.hrs.
PHGN472 Senior Design II (WI)
1
6
3
of PHGN100 or 200)
LAIS/EBGN H&SS GenEd Restricted Elective III 3
3
Two courses (one year) of modern physics:
Engineering Science Elective
3
3
PHGN300 Modern Physics I 3 sem. hrs. and
Free Elective IV
3
3
PHGN320 Modern Physics II 4 sem. hrs.
Free Elective V
3
3
One course:
Total
15
PHGN341 Thermal Physics 3 sem. hrs. or
Degree Total
130.5
PHGN350 Mechanics 4 sem. hrs. or
Description of Courses
PHGN361 Electromagnetism 3 sem. hrs.
PHGN100. PHYSICS I - MECHANICS (I, II, S) A first
Selected courses to complete the Minor: Upper division
course in physics covering the basic principles of mechanics
and/or graduate (500-level) courses which form a logical
using vectors and calculus. The course consists of a funda-
sequence in a specific field of study as determined in
mental treatment of the concepts and applications of kine-
consultation with the Physics Department and the student’s
matics and dynamics of particles and systems of particles,
option department.
including Newton’s laws, energy and momentum, rotation,
Degree Requirements (Engineering Physics)
oscillations, and waves. Prerequisite: MATH111 and concur-
Sophomore Year Fall Semester
lec. lab. sem.hrs.
rent enrollment in MATH112/122 or consent of instructor. 2
MATH213 Calculus for Scientists & Engn’rs III 4
4
hours lecture; 4 hours studio; 4.5 semester hours. Approved
PHGN200 Physics II
3.5
3
4.5
for Colorado Guaranteed General Education transfer. Equiva-
EPIC251 Design II
3
3
lency for GT-SC1.
SYGN200 Human Systems
3
3
PAGN201 Physical Education III
2
0.5
PHGN110. HONORS PHYSICS I - MECHANICS A course
Total
15
parallel to PHGN100 but in which the subject matter is
treated in greater depth. Registration is restricted to students
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who are particularly interested in physics and can be ex-
ject matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: “Indepen-
pected to show above-average ability. Usually an A or B
dent Study” form must be completed and submitted to the
grade in MATH111/121 is expected. Prerequisite: MATH111
Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for
and concurrent enrollment in MATH112/122 or consent of
credit.
instructor. 2 hours lecture; 4 hours studio; 4.5 semester hours.
Junior Year
PHGN198. SPECIAL TOPICS (I, II) Pilot course or special
PHGN300. PHYSICS III-MODERN PHYSICS I (I, II, S)
topics course. Prerequisite: Consent of Department. Credit to
The third course in introductory physics for scientists and
be determined by instructor, maximum of 6 credit hours. Re-
engineers including an introduction to the special theory of
peatable for credit under different titles.
relativity, wave-particle duality, the Schroedinger equation,
PHGN199. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Individual re-
electrons in solids, nuclear structure and transmutations. Pre-
search or special problem projects supervised by a faculty
requisite: PHGN200/210; Concurrent enrollment in MATH225.
member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a sub-
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
ject matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: “Indepen-
PHGN310. HONORS PHYSICS III-MODERN PHYSICS
dent Study” form must be completed and submitted to the
(II) A course parallel to PHGN300 but in which the subject
Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for
matter is treated in greater depth. Registration is strongly rec-
credit.
ommended for physics majors or those considering the physics
Sophomore Year
option, but is not required. Prerequisite: PHGN200/210 and
PHGN200. PHYSICS II-ELECTROMAGNETISM AND
concurrent enrollment in MATH225 or consent of instructor.
OPTICS (I, II, S) Continuation of PHGN100. Introduction
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
to the fundamental laws and concepts of electricity and mag-
PHGN311. INTRODUCTION TO MATHEMATICAL
netism, electromagnetic devices, electromagnetic behavior
PHYSICS Demonstration of the unity of diverse topics such
of materials, applications to simple circuits, electromagnetic
as mechanics, quantum mechanics, optics, and electricity
radiation, and an introduction to optical phenomena. Prerequi-
and magnetism via the techniques of linear algebra, complex
site: PHGN100/110, concurrent enrollment in MATH213/223.
variables, Fourier transforms, and vector calculus. Prerequi-
3 hours lecture; 1 hour recitation; 1.5 hours lab; 4.5 semester
site: PHGN300, MATH225, and MATH332 or consent of
hours.
instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
PHGN210. HONORS PHYSICS II-ELECTROMAGNETISM
PHGN315. ADVANCED PHYSICS LAB I (I) (WI) Intro-
AND OPTICS A course parallel to PHGN200 but in which
duction to laboratory measurement techniques as applied to
the subject matter is treated in greater depth. Registration is
modern physics experiments. Experiments from optics and
restricted to students who show particular interest and ability
atomic physics. A writing-intensive course with laboratory
in the subject of physics. Usually an A or B grade in
and computer design projects based on applications of mod-
PHGN110 or an A grade in PHGN100 is expected.
ern physics. Prerequisite: PHGN300/310 or consent of in-
Prerequisite: PHGN100/110, concurrent enrollment in
structor. 1 hour lecture, 3 hours lab; 2 semester hours.
MATH213/223. 3 hours lecture; 1 hour recitation; 1.5 hours
PHGN317. SEMICONDUCTOR CIRCUITS- DIGITAL (I)
lab; 4.5 semester hours.
Introduction to digital devices used in modern electronics.
PHGN215 ANALOG ELECTRONICS (II) Introduction to
Topics covered include logic gates, flip-flops, timers, coun-
analog devices used in modern electronics and basic topics in
ters, multiplexing, analog-to-digital and digital-to-analog de-
electrical engineering. Introduction to methods of electronics
vices. Emphasis is on practical circuit design and assembly.
measurements, particularly the application of oscilloscopes
Prerequisite: PHGN215. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 3 se-
and computer based data acquisition. Topics covered include
mester hours.
circuit analysis, electrical power, diodes, transistors (FET
PHGN320 MODERN PHYSICS II: BASICS OF QUANTUM
and BJT), operational amplifiers, filters, transducers, and
MECHANICS (II) Introduction to the Schroedinger theory
integrated circuits. Laboratory experiments in the use of
of quantum mechanics. Topics include Schroedinger’s equa-
basic electronics for physical measurements. Emphasis is
tion, quantum theory of measurement, the uncertainty princi-
on practical knowledge gained in the laboratory, including
ple, eigenfunctions and energy spectra, angular momentum,
prototyping, troubleshooting, and laboratory notebook style.
perturbation theory, and the treatment of identical particles.
Prerequisite: PHGN200. 3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 4 se-
Example applications taken from atomic, molecular, solid
mester hours.
state or nuclear systems. Prerequisites: PHGN300 and
PHGN298. SPECIAL TOPICS (I, II) Pilot course or special
PHGN311. 4 hours lecture; 4 semester hours.
topics course. Prerequisite: Consent of Department. Credit to
PHGN324. INTRODUCTION TO ASTRONOMY AND
be determined by instructor, maximum of 6 credit hours. Re-
ASTROPHYSICS (II) Celestial mechanics; Kepler’s laws
peatable for credit under different titles.
and gravitation; solar system and its contents; electromagnetic
PHGN299. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Individual re-
radiation and matter; stars: distances, magnitudes, spectral
search or special problem projects supervised by a faculty
classification, structure, and evolution. Variable and unusual
member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a sub-
stars, pulsars and neutron stars, supernovae, black holes, and
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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. Repeatable for
This course is designed to show the application of physics to
credit to a maximum of 6 hours.
biology.It will assess the relationships between sequence
structure and function in complex biological networks and
PHGN398. SPECIAL TOPICS (I, II) Pilot course or special
the interfaces between physics, chemistry, biology and medi-
topics course. Prerequisites: Consent of department. Credit to
cine. Topics include: biological membranes, biological me-
be determined by instructor, maximum of 6 credit hours. Re-
chanics and movement, neural networks, medical imaging
peatable for credit under different titles.
basics including optical methods, MRI, isotopic tracers and
PHGN399. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Individual re-
CT, biomagnetism and pharmacokinetics. Prerequisites:
search or special problem projects supervised by a faculty
PHGN 200 and BELS301/ESGN301, or permission of the
member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a sub-
instructor, 3 hours lecture, 3 semester hours
ject matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: “Indepen-
PHGN340. COOPERATIVE EDUCATION (I, II, S) Super-
dent Study” form must be completed and submitted to the
vised, full-time, engineering-related employment for a con-
Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for
tinuous six-month period (or its equivalent) in which specific
credit.
educational objectives are achieved. Prerequisite: Second
Senior Year
semester sophomore status and a cumulative grade-point
PHGN404. PHYSICS OF THE ENVIRONMENT An exam-
average of at least 2.00. 1 to 3 semester hours. Repeatable
ination of several environmental issues in terms of the funda-
up to 3 credit hours.
mental underlying principles of physics including energy
PHGN341. THERMAL PHYSICS (II) An introduction to
conservation, conversion and generation; solar energy; nuclear
statistical physics from the quantum mechanical point of
power and weapons, radioactivity and radiation effects; aspects
view. The microcanonical and canonical ensembles. Heat,
of air, noise and thermal pollution. Prerequisite: PHGN200/210
work and the laws of thermodynamics. Thermodynamic
or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
potentials; Maxwell relations; phase transformations. Ele-
PHGN412. MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS Mathematical
mentary kinetic theory. An introduction to quantum statistics.
techniques applied to the equations of physics; complex vari-
Prerequisite: DCGN210 and PHGN311. 3 hours lecture;
ables, partial differential equations, special functions, finite
3 semester hours.
and infinite- dimensional vector spaces. Green’s functions.
PHGN350. INTERMEDIATE MECHANICS (I) Begins
Transforms; computer algebra. Prerequisite: PHGN311.
with an intermediate treatment of Newtonian mechanics and
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
continues through an introduction to Hamilton’s principle
PHGN419. PRINCIPLES OF SOLAR ENERGY SYSTEMS
and Hamiltonian and Lagrangian dynamics. Includes systems
Theory and techniques of insolation measurement. Absorptive
of particles, linear and driven oscillators, motion under a
and radiative properties of surfaces. Optical properties of
central force, two-particle collisions and scattering, motion
materials and surfaces. Principles of photovoltaic devices.
in non-inertial reference frames and dynamics of rigid bodies.
Optics of collector systems. Solar energy conversion tech-
Prerequisite: PHGN200/210. Co-requisite: PHGN311. 4 hours
niques: heating and cooling of buildings, solar thermal
lecture; 4 semester hours.
(power and process heat), wind energy, ocean thermal, and
PHGN361. INTERMEDIATE ELECTROMAGNETISM (II)
photovoltaic. Prerequisite: PHGN300/310 and MATH225.
Theory and application of the following: static electric and
PHGN420. QUANTUM MECHANICS Schroedinger equa-
magnetic fields in free space, dielectric materials, and mag-
tion, uncertainty, change of representation, one-dimensional
netic materials; steady currents; scalar and vector potentials;
problems, axioms for state vectors and operators, matrix
Gauss’ law and Laplace’s equation applied to boundary
mechanics, uncertainty relations, time-independent perturba-
value problems; Ampere’s and Faraday’s laws. Prerequisite:
tion theory, time-dependent perturbations, harmonic oscilla-
PHGN200/210 and PHGN311. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester
tor, angular momentum. Prerequisite: PHGN320 and
hours.
PHGN350. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
PHGN384. APPARATUS DESIGN (S) Introduction to the
PHGN422. NUCLEAR PHYSICS Introduction to subatomic
design of engineering physics apparatus. Concentrated indi-
(particle and nuclear) phenomena. Characterization and sys-
vidual participation in the design of machined and fabricated
tematics of particle and nuclear states; symmetries; introduc-
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tion and systematics of the electromagnetic, weak, and strong
PHGN462. ELECTROMAGNETIC WAVES AND OPTICAL
interactions; systematics of radioactivity; liquid drop and
PHYSICS (I) Solutions to the electromagnetic wave equa-
shell models; nuclear technology. Prerequisite: PHGN320.
tion are studied, including plane waves, guided waves, re-
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
fraction, interference, diffraction and polarization; applications
PHGN423. DIRECT ENERGY CONVERSION Review of
in optics; imaging, lasers, resonators and wave guides. Pre-
basic physical principles; types of power generation treated
requisite: PHGN361. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
include fission, fusion, magnetohydrodynamic, thermoelectric,
PHGN466. MODERN OPTICAL ENGINEERING Provides
thermionic, fuel cells, photovoltaic, electrohydrodynamic
students with a comprehensive working knowledge of optical
piezoelectrics. Prerequisite: PHGN300/310. 3 hours lecture;
system design that is sufficient to address optical problems
3 semester hours.
found in their respective disciplines. Topics include paraxial
PHGN424. ASTROPHYSICS A survey of fundamental as-
optics, imaging, aberration analysis, use of commercial ray
pects of astrophysical phenomena, concentrating on measure-
tracing and optimization, diffraction, linear systems and opti-
ments of basic stellar properties such as distance, luminosity,
cal transfer functions, detectors and optical system examples.
spectral classification, mass, and radii. Simple models of
Prerequisite: PHGN462 or consent of instructor. 3 hours lec-
stellar structure evolution and the associated nuclear
ture; 3 semester hours.
processes as sources of energy and nucleosynthesis. Introduc-
PHGN471. SENIOR DESIGN (I) (WI) The first of a two-
tion to cosmology and physics of standard big-bang models.
semester program covering the full spectrum of experimental
Prerequisite: PHGN320. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
design, drawing on all of the student’s previous course work.
PHGN435/ChEN435. INTERDISCIPLINARY MICRO-
At the beginning of the first semester, the student selects a
ELECTRONICS PROCESSING LABORATORY Applica-
research project in consultation with the course coordinator
tion of science and engineering principles to the design,
and the faculty supervisor. The objectives of the project are
fabrication, and testing of microelectronic devices. Emphasis
given to the student in broad outline form. The student then
on specific unit operations and the interrelation among process-
designs the entire project, including any or all of the follow-
ing steps. Prerequisites: Senior standing in PHGN, CRGN,
ing elements as appropriate: literature search, specialized ap-
MTGN, or EGGN. Consent of instructor. 1.5 hours lecture,
paratus, block-diagram electronics, computer data acquisition
4 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
and/or analysis, sample materials, and measurement and/or
analysis sequences. The course culminates in a senior thesis.
PHGN440/MLGN502. SOLID STATE PHYSICS An ele-
Supplementary lectures are given on techniques of physics
mentary study of the properties of solids including crystalline
research and experimental design. Prerequisite: PHGN384,
structure and its determination, lattice vibrations, electrons in
PHGN326, and EPIC251. 1 hour lecture, 6 hours lab; 3 se-
metals, and semiconductors. (Graduate students in physics
mester hours.
may register only for PHGN440.) Prerequisite: PH320.
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
PHGN472. SENIOR DESIGN (II) (WI) Continuation of
PHGN471. Prerequisite: PHGN384, PHGN326and EPIC251.
PHGN441/MLGN522. SOLID STATE PHYSICS APPLICA-
1 hour lecture, 6 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
TIONS AND PHENOMENA Continuation of PHGN440/
MLGN502 with an emphasis on applications of the princi-
PHGN498. SPECIAL TOPICS (I, II) Pilot course or special
ples of solid state physics to practical properties of materials
topics course. Prerequisites: Consent of instructor. Credit to
including: optical properties, superconductivity, dielectric
be determined by instructor, maximum of 6 credit hours. Re-
properties, magnetism, noncrystalline structure, and interfaces.
peatable for credit under different titles.
(Graduate students in physics may register only for PHGN441.)
PHGN499. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Individual
Prerequisite: PHGN440/MLGN502, or equivalent by instruc-
research or special problem projects supervised by a faculty
tor’s permission. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
member, student and instructor agree on a subject matter,
PHGN450. COMPUTATIONAL PHYSICS Introduction to
content, deliverables, and credit hours. Prerequisite: “Inde-
numerical methods for analyzing advanced physics prob-
pendent Study” form must be completed and submitted to the
lems. Topics covered include finite element methods, analy-
Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for
sis of scaling, efficiency, errors, and stability, as well as a
credit.
survey of numerical algorithms and packages for analyzing
algebraic, differential, and matrix systems. The numerical
methods are introduced and developed in the analysis of ad-
vanced physics problems taken from classical physics, astro-
physics, electromagnetism, solid state, and nuclear physics.
Prerequisites: Introductory-level knowledge of C, Fortran, or
Basic; PHGN311. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
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Bioengineering and Life
Department of Physics
JAMES A. McNEIL, Professor and Head
Sciences (BELS)
THOMAS E. FURTAK, Professor
JEFF SQUIER, Professor
Minors and Areas of Special Interest Only
Programs Offered:
PHILIPPE E. ROSS, Professor and BELS Director
JOEL M. BACH, Associate Professor and BELS Assistant Director
Minor in Bioengineering and Life Sciences
Department of Chemistry and Geochemistry
Area of Special Interest in Bioengineering and Life Sciences
PAUL W. JAGODZINSKI, Professor
Program Description
KENT J. VOORHEES, Professor
The program in Bioengineering and Life Sciences (BELS)
KEVIN W. MANDERNACK, Associate Professor
JAMES F. RANVILLE, Associate Professor
is administered jointly by the Divisions of Engineering, En-
KIM R. WILLIAMS, Associate Professor
vironmental Science and Engineering, and Liberal Arts and
DAVID T. WU, Associate Professor
International Studies, and by the Departments of Chemical
Department of Chemical Engineering
Engineering, Chemistry and Geochemistry, Geology and
JAMES F. ELY, Professor and Head
Geological Engineering, Mathematical and Computer Sci-
ANNETTE L. BUNGE, Professor
ences, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, and Physics.
JOHN R. DORGAN, Professor
Each division or department is represented on both the Board
DAVID T. WU, Associate Professor
of Directors and the Curriculum and Research Committee,
HUGH KING, Senior Lecturer
which are responsible for the operation of the program.
PAUL OGG, Lecturer
The mission of the BELS program is to offer Minors and
Division of Engineering
Areas of Special Interest (ASI) at the undergraduate level,
TERRY PARKER, Professor and Division Director
JOEL M. BACH, Associate Professor
and support areas of specialization at the graduate level, as
WILLIAM A. HOFF, Associate Professor
well as to enable research opportunities for CSM students in
ANTHONY J. PETRELLA, Assistant Professor
bioengineering and the life sciences.
MONEESH UPMANYU, Assistant Professor
Bioengineering and the Life Sciences (BELS) are becom-
MANOJA D. WEISS, Assistant Professor
ing increasingly significant in fulfilling the role and mission
JAMES CAROLLO, Assistant Research Professor
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
associated fields of science and engineering , are being
PHILIPPE E. ROSS, Professor
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.
JUNKO MUNAKATA MARR, Associate Professor
Program Requirements:
JOHN R. SPEAR, Assistant Professor
Minor in Bioengineering and Life Sciences:
MICHAEL SEIBERT, Research Professor
The Minor in BELS requires a minimum of 18 semester
MARIA L. GHIRARDI, Research Associate Professor
hours of acceptable coursework, as outlined under the Re-
MATTHEW C. POSEWITZ, Research Assistant Professor
quired Curriculum section which follows.
Department of Geology and Geological Engineering
MURRAY W. HITZMAN, Professor: Charles Franklin Fogarty Dis-
The Area of Special Interest (ASI) in BELS requires a
tinguished Chair in Economic Geology
minimum of 12 semester hours of acceptable coursework,
JOHN D. HUMPHREY, Associate Professor and Interim Director
as outlined under the Required Curriculum section which
follows.
Division of Liberal Arts and International Studies
ARTHUR B. SACKS, Professor and Associate Vice President for
Enrollments in the BELS Minor and ASI are approved by
Academic and Faculty Affairs
the Associate Director, who monitors progress and completion.
LAURA PANG, Associate Professor and Division Director
Required Curriculum:
TINA L. GIANQUITTO, Assistant Professor
Both the Minor and the ASI require one core course (three
Department of Mathematical and Computer Sciences
semester hours). The minor requires at least six additional
GRAEME FAIRWEATHER, Professor and Head
credit hours from the Basic Life Science course list, and
DINESH MEHTA, Professor
additional BELS-approved courses to make up a total of at
WILLIAM C. NAVIDI, Professor
Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
least 18 credit hours. The ASI requires at least three addi-
JOHN J. MOORE, Trustees Professor and Head
tional credit hours from the Life Science course list, and
GERALD P. MARTINS, Professor
additional BELS-approved courses to make up a total of at
PATRICK R. TAYLOR, Professor
least 12 credit hours.
IVAR E. REIMANIS, Professor
REED AYERS, Assistant Professor
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Core Course:
*Note: Only three hours of Organic Chemistry course
BELS301/ESGN301 General Biology I
credit may be applied toward the BELS minor or ASI. Gen-
Basic Life Science courses:
eral rules for Minor Programs and Areas of Special Interest
BELS303/ESGN303 General Biology II
(page 35 of this Bulletin) indicate that for a minor no more
BELS311/ESGN311 General Biology I Laboratory
than three credit hours may be taken in the student’s degree-
BELS313/ESGN313 General Biology II Laboratory
granting department, and that for the ASI no more than three
BELS321/ESGN321 Introduction to Genetics
credit hours may be specifically required by the degree pro-
BELS402/ESGN402 Cell Biology and Physiology
gram in which the student is graduating.
BELS404 Anatomy and Physiology
CHGN428 Biochemistry I
Description of Courses
CHGN462/CHGC562/ESGN580 Microbiology & the Environment
BELS301/ESGN301. GENERAL BIOLOGY I (I and II)
CHGN563/CHGC563/ESGN582 Environmental Microbiology Lab
This is the first semester of an introductory course in Biol-
BELS-approved Elective courses (including, but not limited to):
ogy. Emphasis is placed on the methods of science; struc-
BELS320/LAIS320 Introduction to Ethics
tural, molecular, and energetic basis of cellular activities;
BELS333/PHGN333 Introduction to Biophysics
genetic variability and evolution; diversity and life processes
BELS398 Special Topics in Bioengineering and Life Sciences
BELS415/ChEN415 Polymer Science and Technology
in plants and animals; and, principles of ecology. Prerequi-
BELS325/EGGN325 Intro to Biomedical Engineering
site: None. 3 hours lecture; 3 hours semester hours.
BELS425/EGGN425 Musculoskeletal Biomechanics
BELS311/ESGN311. GENERAL BIOLOGY I LABORA-
BELS427/EGGN427 Prosthetic and Implant Engineering
TORY(I) This Course provides students with laboratory
BELS428/EGGN428 Computational Biomechanics
exercises that complement lectures given in ESGN301/
BELS430/EGGN430 Biomedical Instrumentation
BELS301, the first semester introductory course in Biology.
BELS433/MATH433 Mathematical Biology
BELS453/EGGN453/ESGN453 Wastewater Engineering
Emphasis is placed on the methods of science; structural,
BELS498 Special Topics in Bioengineering and Life Sciences
molecular, and energetic basis of cellular activities; genetic
BELS525/ EGGN Musculoskeletal Biomechanics
variability and evolution; diversity and life processes in
BELS427/EGGN527 Prosthetic and Implant Engineering
plants and animals; and, principles of ecology. Offered
BELS428/EGGN528 Computational Biomechanics
with the collaboration of Red Rocks Community College
BELS530/ EGGN 530 Biomedical Instrumentation
Co-requisite or Prerequisite: EGGS/BELS301 or equivalent.
BELS541/ESGN541 Biochemical Treatment Processes
3 hours laboratory; 1 semester hour.
CHGN422 Polymer Chemistry Laboratory
CHGN508 Analytical Spectroscopy
BELS303/ESGN303 GENERAL BIOLOGY II (II) This is
MLGN523 Applied Surface & Solution Chem.
the continuation of General Biology I. Emphasis is placed on
ESGN401 Fundamentals of Ecology
an examination of organisms as the products of evolution.
ESGN544 Aquatic Toxicology
The diversity of life forms will be explored. Special attention
ESGN596 Molecular Environmental Biotechnology
will be given to the vertebrate body (organs, tissues, and sys-
ESGN545 Environmental Toxicology
tems) and how it functions. Prerequisite: General Biology I,
ESGN586 Microbiology of Engineered Environmental Systems
or equivalent. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
*CHGN221 Organic Chemistry I
(for students whose major program does not require it)
BELS313/ESGN313. GENERAL BIOLOGY II LABORA-
*CHGN222 Organic Chemistry II
TORY (II) This Course provides students with laboratory
(for students whose major program does not require it)
exercises that complement lectures given in ESGN303/
BELS570/MTGN570/MLGN570 Intro to Biocompatibility
BELS303, the second semester introductory course in Biol-
ogy. Emphasis is placed on an examination of organisms as
Premedical Students
the products of evolution. The diversity of life forms will be
While medical college admissions requirements vary, most
explored. Special attention will be given to the vertebrate
require a minimum of:
body (organs, tissues and systems) and how it functions.
two semesters of General Chemistry with lab
Offered with the collaboration of Red Rocks Community
two semesters of Organic Chemistry with lab
College. Co-requisite or Prerequisite: ESGN/BELS303 or
two semesters of Calculus
equivalent. 3 hours laboratory; 1 semester hour.
two semesters of Calculus-based Physics
BELS320/LAIS320 INTRODUCTION TO ETHICS A gen-
two semesters of English Literature and Composition
eral introduction to ethics that explores its analytic and his-
two semesters of General Biology with lab.
torical traditions. Reference will commonly be made to one
CSM currently offers all of these requirements except
or more significant texts by such moral philosophers as Plato,
the two General Biology labs. These courses can be taken
Aristotle, Augustine, Thomas Aquinas, Kant, John Stuart
through a collaborative agreement at Red Rocks Community
Mill, and others.
college or at other local universities and colleges.
BELS321/ESGN321. INTRO TO GENETICS (II) A study
of the mechanisms by which biological information is en-
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coded, stored, and transmitted, including Mendelian genetics,
neering students with an introduction to musculoskeletal bio-
molecular genetics, chromosome structure and rearrange-
mechanics. At the end of the semester, students should have a
ment, cytogenetics, and population genetics. Prerequisite:
working knowledge of the special considerations necessary
General biology I or equivalent. 3 hours lecture + 3 hours
to apply engineering principles to the human body. The
laboratory; 4 semester hours.
course will focus on the biomechanics of injury since under-
BELS325/EGGN325. INTRO TO BIOMEDICAL ENGI-
standing injury will require developing an understanding of
NEERING (I) The application of engineering principles and
normal biomechanics. Prerequisites: DCGN421 Statics,
techniques to the human body presents many unique chal-
EGGN320 Mechanics of Materials, EGGN420/BELS420
lenges. Biomedical Engineering is a diverse, seemingly all-
Introduction to Biomedical Engineering (or instructor per-
encompassing field that includes such areas as biomechanics,
mission). 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
bioinstrumentation, medical imaging, and rehabilitation.
BELS427/EGGN427 PROSTHETIC AND IMPLANT EN-
This course is intended to provide an introduction to, and
GINEERING Prosthetics and implants for the musculoskele-
overview of, Biomedical Engineering. 3 hours lecture;
tal and other systems of the human body are becoming
3 semester hours.
increasingly sophisticated. From simple joint replacements
BELS333/PHGN333 INTRODUCTION TO BIOPHYSICS
to myoelectric limb replacements and functional electrical
This course is designed to show the application of physics to
stimulation, the engineering opportunities continue to ex-
biology. It will assess the relationships between sequence
pand. This course builds on musculoskeletal biomechanics
structure and function in complex biological networks and the
and other BELS courses to provide engineering students with
interfaces between physics, chemistry, biology and medicine.
an introduction to prosthetics and implants for the muscu-
Topics include: biological membranes, biological mechanics
loskeletal system. At the end of the semester, students
and movement, neural networks, medical imaging basics in-
should have a working knowledge of the challenges and spe-
cluding optical methods, MRI, isotopic tracers and CT, bio-
cial considerations necessary to apply engineering principles
magnetism and pharmacokinetics. Prerequisites: PHGN 200
to augmentation or replacement in the musculoskeletal sys-
and BELS301/ESGN301, or permission of the instructor.
tem. Prerequisites: Musculoskeletal Biomechanics
3 hours lecture, 3 semester hours
(EGGN/BELS425 or EGGN/BELS525) 3 hours lecture;
3 semester hours.
BELS398 SPECIAL TOPICS IN BIOENGINEERING AND
LIFE SCIENCES Pilot course or special topics course.
BELS428/EGGN428 COMPUTATIONAL BIOMECHAN-
Topics chosen from special interests of instructor(s) and
ICS Computational Biomechanics provides and introduction
student(s). Usually the course is offered only once. Prerequi-
to the application of computer simulation to solve some fun-
site: Instructor consent. Variable credit: 1 to 6 credit hours.
damental problems in biomechanics and bioengineering.
Repeatable for credit under different titles.
Musculoskeletal mechanics, medical image reconstruction,
hard and soft tissue modeling, joint mechanics, and inter-sub-
BELS402/ESGN402. CELL BIOLOGY AND PHYSI-
ject variability will be considered. An emphasis will be
OLOGY (II) An introduction to the morphological, bio-
placed on understanding the limitations of the computer
chemical, and biophysical properties of cells and their
model as a predictive tool and the need for rigorous verifica-
significance in the life processes. Prerequisite: General
tion and validation of computational techniques. Clinical ap-
Biology I, or equivalent. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
plication of biomechanical modeling tools is highlighted and
BELS404. ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY (II) This
impact on patient quality of life is demonstrated. Prerequi-
course will cover the basics of human anatomy and physiol-
sites: EGGN413 Computer Aided Engineering,
ogy. We will discuss the gross and microscopic anatomy and
EGGN325/BELS325 Introduction to Biomedical Engineer-
the physiology of the major organ systems. Where possible
ing. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
we will integrate discussions of disease processes and intro-
BELS430/EGGN430 BIOMEDICAL INSTRUMENTATION
duce reliant biomedical engineering concepts. Prerequisite:
The acquisition, processing, and interpretation of biological
None. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
signals presents many unique challenges to the Biomedical
BELS415/ChEN415. POLYMER SCIENCE AND TECH-
Engineer. This course is intended to provide students with an
NOLOGY Chemistry and thermodynamics of polymers and
introduction to, and appreciation for, many of these challenges.
polymer solutions. Reaction engineering of polymerization.
At the end of the semester, students should have a working
Characterization techniques based on solution properties.
knowledge of the special considerations necessary to gather-
Materials science of polymers in varying physical states. Pro-
ing and analyzing biological signal data. Prerequisites:
cessing operations for polymeric materials and use in separa-
EGGN250 MEL I, DCGN381 Introduction to Electrical Cir-
tions. Prerequisite: CHGN211, MATH225, ChEN357, or
cuits, Electronics, and Power, EGGN420/BELS420 Introduc-
consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
tion to Biomedical Engineering (or permission of instructor).
BELS425/EGGN425 MUSCULOSKELETAL BIO-
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
MECHANICS This course is intended to provide engi-
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BELS433/MATH433. MATHEMATICAL BIOLOGY (I)
EGGN528 COMPUTATIONAL BIOMECHANICS Compu-
This course will discuss methods for building and solving
tational Biomechanics provides and introduction to the appli-
both continuous and discrete mathematical models. These
cation of computer simulation to solve some fundamental
methods will be applied to population dynamics, epidemic
problems in biomechanics and bioengineering. Muscu-
spread, pharmacokinetics and modeling of physiologic sys-
loskeletal mechanics, medical image reconstruction, hard and
tems. Modern Control Theory will be introduced and used to
soft tissue modeling, joint mechanics, and inter-subject vari-
model living systems. Some concepts related to self-organiz-
ability will be considered. An emphasis will be placed on un-
ing systems will be introduced. Prerequisite: MATH225.
derstanding the limitations of the computer model as a
3 hours lecture, 3 semester hours.
predictive tool and the need for rigorous verification and val-
BELS453/EGGN453/ESGN453. WASTEWATER ENGI-
idation of computational techniques. Clinical application of
NEERING (I) The goal of this course is to familiarize stu-
biomechanical modeling tools is highlighted and impact on
dents with the fundamental phenomena involved in
patient quality of life is demonstrated. Prerequisites:
wastewater treatment processes (theory) and the engineering
EGGN413 Computer Aided Engineering,
approaches used in designing such processes (design). This
EGGN325/BELS325 Introduction to Biomedical Engineer-
course will focus on the physical, chemical and biological
ing. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
processes applied to liquid wastes of municipal origin. Treat-
BELS530/EGES530 BIOMEDICAL INSTRUMENTATION
ment objectives will be discussed as the driving force for
The acquisition, processing, and interpretation of biological
wastewater treatment. Prerequisite: ESGN353 or consent of
signals presents many unique challenges to the Biomedical
instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
Engineer. This course is intended to provide students with the
BELS498 SPECIAL TOPICS IN BIOENGINEERING AND
knowledge to understand, appreciate, and address these chal-
LIFE SCIENCES Pilot course or special topics course. Top-
lenges. At the end of the semester, students should have a
ics chosen from special interests of instructor(s) and stu-
working knowledge of the special considerations necessary
dent(s). Usually the course is offered only once. Prerequisite:
to gathering and analyzing biological signal data. Prerequi-
Instructor consent. Variable credit: 1 to 6 credit hours. Re-
sites: EGGN250 MEL I, DCGN381 Introduction to Electrical
peatable for credit under different titles.
Circuits, Electronics, and Power, EGGN325/BELS325 Intro-
duction to Biomedical Engineering (or permission of instruc-
BELS525/EGES525 MUSCULOSKELETAL BIO-
tor). 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
MECHANICS This course is intended to provide graduate
engineering students with an introduction to musculoskeletal
BELS541/ESGN541. BIOCHEMICAL TREATMENT
biomechanics. At the end of the semester, students should
PROCESSES The analysis and design of biochemical
have a working knowledge of the special considerations nec-
processes used to transform pollutants are investigated in
essary to apply engineering principles to the human body.
this course. Suspended growth, attached growth, and porous
The course will focus on the biomechanics of injury since
media systems will be analyzed. Common biochemical oper-
understanding injury will require developing an understand-
ations used for water, wastewater, and sludge treatment will
ing of normal biomechanics. Prerequisites: DCGN421 Statics,
be discussed. Biochemical systems for organic oxidation and
EGGN320 Mechanics of Materials, EGGN325/BELS325
fermentation and inorganic oxidation and reduction will be
Introduction to Biomedical Engineering (or instructor per-
presented. Prerequisites: ESGN504 or consent of the instruc-
mission). 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
tor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
BELS527/EGGN527 PROSTHETIC AND IMPLANT EN-
BELS570/MTGN570/MLGN570. INTRO TO BIOCOM-
GINEERING Prosthetics and implants for the musculoskele-
PATIBILITY Material biocompatibility is a function of tis-
tal and other systems of the human body are becoming
sue/implant mechanics, implant morphology and surface
increasingly sophisticated. From simple joint replacements
chemistry. The interaction of the physiologic environment
to myoelectric limb replacements and functional electrical
with a material is present at each of these levels, with sub-
stimulation, the engineering opportunities continue to ex-
jects including material mechanical/structural matching to
pand. This course builds on musculoskeletal biomechanics
surrounding tissues, tissue responses to materials (inflamma-
and other BELS courses to provide engineering students with
tion, immune response), anabolic cellular responses and tis-
an introduction to prosthetics and implants for the muscu-
sue engineering of new tissues on scaffold materials. This
loskeletal system. At the end of the semester, students
course is intended for senior level undergraduates and first
should have a working knowledge of the challenges and spe-
year graduate students.
cial considerations necessary to apply engineering principles
CHGN422. INTRO TO POLYMER CHEMISTRY
to augmentation or replacement in the musculoskeletal sys-
LABORATORY (I) Prerequisites: CHGN221. 3 hours lab;
tem. Prerequisites: Musculoskeletal Biomechanics
1 semester hour.
(EGGN/BELS425 or EGGN/BELS525) 3 hours lecture;
CHGN428. BIOCHEMISTRY I (I) Introductory study of the
3 semester hours.
major molecules of biochemistry: amino acids, proteins, en-
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zymes, nucleic acids, lipids, and saccharides- their structure,
BELS545/ESGN545. ENVIRONMENTAL TOXICOLOGY
chemistry, biological function, and biosynthesis. Stresses
(II) Introduction to general concepts of ecology, biochem-
bioenergetics and the cell as a biological unit of organization.
istry, and toxicology. The introductory material will provide
Discussion of classical genetics, molecular genetics, and pro-
a foundation for understanding why, and to what extent, a
tein synthesis. Prerequisite: CHGN221 or permission of in-
variety of products and by-products of advanced industrial-
structor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
ized societies are toxic. Classes of substances to be examined
CHGN462/CHGC562/ESGN580. MICROBIOLOGY &
include metals, coal, petroleum products, organic compounds,
THE ENVIRONMENT This course will cover the basic fun-
pesticides, radioactive materials, and others. Prerequisite:
damentals of microbiology, such as structure and function of
none. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
procaryotic versus eucaryotic cells; viruses; classification of
CHGN563/ESGN582. MICROBIOLOGY AND THE ENVI-
microorganisms; microbial metabolism, energetics, genetics,
RONMENT LAB. (I) An introduction to the microorgan-
growth and diversity, microbial interactions with plants, ani-
isms of major geochemical importance, as well as those of
mals, and other microbes. Additional topics covered will in-
primary importance in water pollution and waste treatment.
clude various aspects of environmental microbiology such as
Microbes and sedimentation, microbial leaching of metals
global biogeochemical cycles, bioleaching, bioremediation,
from ores, acid mine water pollution, and the microbial ecol-
and wastewater treatment. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor
ogy of marine and freshwater habitats are covered. Pre-
3 hours lecture, 3 semester hours. Offered in alternate years.
requisite: Consent of instructor. 1 hour lecture, 3 hours lab;
CHGN508. ANALYTICAL SPECTROSCOPY (II) Detailed
2 semester hours. Offered alternate years.
study of classical and modern spectroscopic methods; em-
ESGN 401 – FUNDAMENTALS OF ECOLOGY (II). Bio-
phasis on instrumentation and application to analytical chem-
logical and ecological principles discussed and industrial
istry problems. Topics include: UV-visible spectroscopy,
examples of their use given. Analysis of ecosystem processes,
infrared spectroscopy, fluorescence and phosphorescence,
such as erosion, succession, and how these processes relate
Raman spectroscopy, arc and spark emission spectroscopy,
to engineering activities, including engineering design and
flame methods, nephelometry and turbidimetry, reflectance
plant operation. Criteria and performance standards analyzed
methods, Fourier transform methods in spectroscopy, photo-
for facility siting, pollution control, and mitigation of impacts.
acoustic spectroscopy, rapid-scanning spectroscopy. Pre-
North American ecosystems analyzed. Concepts of forestry,
requisite: Consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester
range, and wildlife management integrated as they apply to
hours. Offered alternate years.
all of the above. Three to four weekend trips will be arranged
MLGN532. APPLIED SURFACE & SOLUTION CHEM-
during the semester. 3 lecture hours, 3 semester hours.
ISTRY. (I) Solution and surface chemistry of importance in
ESGN586. MICROBIOLOGY OF ENGINEERED ENVI-
mineral and metallurgical operations. Prerequisite: Consent
RONMENTAL SYSTEMS (l) Applications of microbial
of department. 3 semester hours. (Fall of even years only.)
physiological processes to engineered and human-impacted
BELS544/ESGN544. AQUATIC TOXICOLOGY (II)
systems for the purpose of achieving environmentally
An introduction to assessing the effects of toxic substances on
desirable results. Topics include microbial identification and
aquatic organisms, communities, and ecosystems. Topics in-
enumeration, biofilms in engineered systems, industrial fer-
clude general toxicological principles, water quality standards,
mentations and respirations, biodegradation and bioremediation
quantitative structure-activity relationships, single species and
of organic and inorganic contaminants, wastewater micro-
community-level toxicity measures, regulatory issues, and
biology, renewable energy generation, and agricultural biotech-
career opportunities. The course includes hands-on experience
nology. Prerequisite: CHGC562 or equivalent, or enrollment
with toxicity testing and subsequent data reduction. Prerequi-
in an ESE program. 3 hours lecture, 3 semester hours.
site: none. 2.5 hours lecture; 1 hour lab; 3 semester hours.
CHGN221. ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I (I) Structure, prop-
BELS596/ESGN596. MOLECULAR ENVIRONMENTAL
erties, and reactions of the important classes of organic com-
BIOTECHNOLOGY (l) Applications of recombinant DNA
pounds, introduction to reaction mechanisms. Laboratory
technology to the development of enzymes and organisms
exercises including synthesis, product purification and char-
used for environmentally friendly industrial purposes. Topics
acterization. Prerequisite: CHGN124, CHGN126. 3 hours
include genetic engineering technology, biocatalysis of
lecture; 3 hours lab; 4 semester hours.
industrial processes by extremozymes, dye synthesis,
CHGN222. ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II (II) Continuation of
biodegradation of aromatic compounds and chlorinated sol-
CHGN221. Prerequisite: CHGN221. 3 hours lecture; 3 hours
vents, biosynthesis of polymers and fuels, and agricultural
lab; 4 semester hours.
biotechnology. Prerequisite: introductory microbiology and
organic chemistry or consent of the instructor. 3 hours lec-
ture; 3 semester hours.
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Energy Minor
Program Requirements:
Minor in Energy:
RAMONA M. GRAVES, Professor and Interim Department Head,
The minor requires a minimum of 18 credit hours of ac-
Petroleum Engineering, and Energy Minor Director
ceptable coursework in courses listed below. Up to 3 hours of
MARCELO SIMOES, Associate Professor and Energy Minor
coursework may be taken in the student's degree-granting de-
Co-Director
partment. The following list presents the courses that have
Division of Economics and Business
been approved for the Energy Minor.
CAROL DAHL, Professor
Energy Survey Course (select one):
Division of Engineering
P.K. SEN, Professor
PEGN 350: Sustainable Energy Systems
MARCELO SIMOES, Associate Professor
PEGN 450: Energy Engineering
Department of Geology and Geological Engineering
Energy and Society Courses (select two):
JOHN CURTIS, Professor
EBGN 330: Energy Economics
Department of Petroleum Engineering
LAIS 442: Natural Resources and War in Africa
RAMONA M. GRAVES, Professor and Interim Department Head
LAIS 452: Corruption and Development
Department of Physics
LAIS 486: Science and Technology Policy
P. CRAIG TAYLOR, Professor
Technical Energy Courses (select three):
Division of Liberal Arts and International Studies
ChEN 408: Natural Gas Processing
LAURA PANG, Associate Professor and Division Director
ChEN 409: Petroleum Processes
CARL MITCHAM, Professor
ChEN 498 / EGGN 498: Fuel Cell Science & Technology
JOHN HEILBRUNN, Assistant Professor
EGGN 389: Fundamentals of Electric Machinery I
Programs Offered:
EGGN 403: Thermodynamics II
Minor in Energy
EGGN 486: Practical Design of Small Renewable Energy
Program Educational Objectives
Systems
Six CSM departments and divisions have combined re-
GEGN 438: Petroleum Geology I
sources to offer a Minor Program in Energy. The Energy
PHGN 423: Direct Energy Conversion
Minor provides a formal structure for recognizing student
participation in a set of multidisciplinary courses that are
linked by their importance to global energy. Courses for the
minor can be chosen in consultation with an Energy program
advisor from a list of approved courses.
The mission of the Energy Minor at the Colorado School
of Mines is to offer opportunities for undergraduate students
to explore the technical and societal dimensions of energy
production and use as these have been manifested in the past
and are likely to exist in the future. The Energy Minor pro-
vides a formal structure for recognizing student participation
in a set of multidisciplinary courses that are linked by their
importance to global energy. Students are expected to take an
energy survey course to become familiar with a range of en-
ergy alternatives and issues, and to take courses that examine
the relationship between energy and society. In addition, stu-
dents will take a set of technical courses for a more in-depth
study of specific energy options of their choice. Courses for
the minor can be chosen in consultation with an Energy pro-
gram advisor from the list of courses presented below.
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Materials Science
chanically bonded systems. Prerequisite: MTGN348. 3 hours
lecture; 3 semester hours.
(Interdisciplinary Program)
MLGN515/MTGN415. ELECTRICAL PROPERTIES AND
The interdisciplinary Materials Science Program is admin-
APPLICATIONS OF MATERIALS (II) Survey of the elec-
istered jointly by the Departments of Chemical Engineering
trical properties of materials, and the applications of materi-
and Petroleum Refining, Chemistry and Geochemistry, Met-
als as electrical circuit components. The effects of chemistry,
allurgical and Materials Engineering, Physics and the Divi-
sion of Engineering. Each department is represented on both
processing, and microstructure on the electrical properties
the Governing Board and the Graduate Affairs Committee
will be discussed, along with functions, performance require-
which are responsible for the operation of the program.
ments, and testing methods of materials for each type of cir-
cuit component. The general topics covered are conductors,
Listed below are 400-level undergraduate courses which
resistors, insulators, capacitors, energy convertors, magnetic
are cross-listed with 500-level Materials Science courses.
materials, and integrated circuits. Prerequisites: PHGN200;
Additional courses offered by the Program Departments, not
MTGN311 or MLGN501; MTGN412/MLGN512, or consent
listed here, may also satisfy the course-requirements towards
a graduate degree in this Program. Consult the Materials
of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
Science Program Guidelines for Graduate Students and the
MLGN516/MTGN416. PROPERTIES OF CERAMICS (II)
Program Departments course-listings. It should be noted that
A survey of the properties of ceramic materials and how
the course requirement for graduate-level registration for a
these properties are determined by the chemical structure
MLGN “500”-level course which is cross-listed with a
(composition), crystal structure, and the microstructure of
400-level course-number, will include an additional course-
crystalline ceramics and glasses. Thermal, optical, and me-
component above that required for 400-level credit.
chanical properties of single-phase and multi-phase ceramics,
MLGN502/PHGN440. INTRODUCTORY SOLID STATE
including composites, are covered. Prerequisites: PHGN200,
PHYSICS (II) Introduction to the physics of condensed mat-
MTGN311 or MLGN501, MTGN412 or consent of instruc-
ter with an emphasis on periodic crystals, including geomet-
tor. 3 semester hours: 3 hours lecture.
rical, dynamical, thermal, and electronic properties.
MLGN517/EGGN422. SOLID MECHANICS OF MATERI-
Discussion of experimental methods including photon and
ALS (I) Review mechanics of materials. Introduction to elas-
neutron scattering, charge and heat transport, action of sim-
tic and non-linear continua. Cartesian tensors and stresses
ple solid state devices. Prerequisite: Physics III and
and strains. Analytical solution of elasticity problems. De-
MATH225. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours. MLGN502 re-
velop basic concepts of fracture mechanics. Prerequisite:
quires a term project. PHGN440 ABET classification: 3 hrs.
EGGN320 or equivalent, MATH225 or equivalent. 3 hours
engineering science.
lecture; 3 semester hours.
MLGN505*/MTGN445. MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF
MLGN519/MTGN419. NON-CRYSTALLINE MATERI-
MATERIALS (I) Mechanical properties and relationships.
ALS (I) An introduction to the principles of glass science and
Plastic deformation of crystalline materials. Relationships of
engineering and non-crystalline materials in general. Glass
microstructures to mechanical strength. Fracture, creep, and
formation, structure, crystallization and properties will be
fatigue. Prerequisite: MTGN348. 3 hours lecture; 3 hours
covered, along with a survey of commercial glass composi-
lab; 3*/4 semester hours. * This is a 3 credit-hour graduate-
tions, manufacturing processes and applications. Prerequi-
course in the Materials Science Program and a 4 credit-hour
sites: MTGN311 or MLGN501; MLGN512/MTGN412, or
undergraduate-course in the MTGN program.
consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
MLGN510/CHGN410 SURFACE CHEMISTRY (I) Intro-
MLGN522/PHGN441. SOLID STATE PHYSICS APPLICA-
duction to colloid systems, capillarity, surface tension and
TIONS AND PHENOMENA Continuation of MLGN502/
contact angle, adsorption from solution, micelles and mi-
PHGN440 with an emphasis on applications of the principles
croemulsions, the solid/gas interface, surface analytical tech-
of solid state physics to practical properties of materials in-
niques, Van Der Waal forces, electrical properties and colloid
cluding: optical properties, superconductivity, dielectric
stability, some specific colloid systems (clays, foams and
properties, magnetism, noncrystalline structure, and inter-
emulsions). Students enrolled for graduate credit in
faces. Graduate students in physics cannot receive credit for
MLGN510 must complete a special project. Prerequisite:
MLGN522, only PHGN441. Prerequisite: MLGN502/
DCGN209 or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semes-
PHGN440. 3 hours lecture, 3 semester hours. *Those receiv-
ter hours.
ing graduate credit will be required to submit a term paper, in
MLGN512/MTGN412. CERAMIC ENGINEERING (II) Ap-
addition to satisfying all of the other requirements of the
plication of engineering principles to nonmetallic and ce-
course.
ramic materials. Processing of raw materials and production
MLGN530/CHEN415/CRGN415. INTRODUCTION TO
of ceramic bodies, glazes, glasses, enamels, and cements.
POLYMER SCIENCE (I) An introduction to the chemistry
Firing processes and reactions in glass bonded as well as me-
and physics of macromolecules. Topics include the properties
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and statistics of polymer solutions, measurements of molecu-
MLGN550/MLGN450. STATISTICAL PROCESS CON-
lar weights, molecular weight distributions, properties of
TROL AND DESIGN OF EXPERIMENTS (I) An introduc-
bulk polymers, mechanisms of polymer formation, and prop-
tion to statistical process control, process capability analysis
erties of thermosets and thermoplasts including elastomers.
and experimental design techniques. Statistical process con-
Prerequisite: CHGN327 or consent of instructor. 3 hours lec-
trol theory and techniques will be developed and applied to
ture; 3 semester hours.
control charts for variables and attributes involved in process
MLGN531/CRGN416. INTRODUCTION TO POLYMER
control and evaluation. Process capability concepts will be
ENGINEERING (II) This class provides a background in
developed and applied for the evaluation of manufacturing
polymer fluid mechanics, polymer rheological response and
processes. The theory and application of designed experi-
polymer shape forming. The class begins with a discussion of
ments will be developed and applied for full factorial experi-
the definition and measurement of material properties. Inter-
ments, fractional factorial experiments, screening
relationships among the material response functions are elu-
experiments, multilevel experiments and mixture experi-
cidated and relevant correlations between experimental data
ments. Analysis of designed experiments will be carried out
and material response in real flow situations are given. Pro-
by graphical and statistical techniques. Computer software
cessing operations for polymeric materials will then be ad-
will be utilized for statistical process control and for the de-
dressed. These include the flow of polymers through circular,
sign and analysis of experiments. Prerequisite: Consent of In-
slit, and complex dies. Fiber spinning, film blowing, extru-
structor. 3 hours lecture, 3 semester hours.
sion and co-extrusion will be covered as will injection mold-
MLGN563/MTGN463. POLYMER ENGINEERING:
ing. Graduate students are required to write a term paper and
STRUCTURE, PROPERTIES AND PROCESSING An in-
take separate examinations which are at a more advanced
troduction to the structure and properties of polymeric mate-
level. Prerequisite: CRGN307, EGGN351 or equivalent.
rials, their deformation and failure mechanisms, and the
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
design and fabrication of polymeric end items. The molecu-
MLGN535, PHGN435/535, and ChEN 435/535. INTERDIS-
lar and crystallographic structures of polymers will be devel-
CIPLINARY MICROELECTRONICS PROCESSING LAB-
oped and related to the elastic, viscoelastic, yield and fracture
ORATORY (II) Application of science and engineering
properties of polymeric solids and reinforced polymer com-
principles to the design, fabrication, and testing of microelec-
posites. Emphasis will be placed on forming techniques for
tronic devices. Emphasis on specific unit operations and the
end item fabrication including: extrusion, injection molding,
interrelation among processing steps. Prerequisite: Concent
reaction injection molding, thermoforming, and blow mold-
of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
ing. The design of end items will be considered in relation to:
materials selection, manufacturing engineering, properties,
MLGN544/MTGN414. PROCESSING OF CERAMICS (II)
and applications. Prerequisite: MTGN311.
A description of the principles of ceramic processing and the
relationship between processing and microstructure. Raw
MLGN569/MTGN569/MTGN469/EGGN469/EGESS569/C
materials and raw material preparation, forming and fabrica-
hEN469 FUEL CELL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY (II).
tion, thermal processing, and finishing of ceramic materials
Investigate fundamentals of fuel-call operation and electro-
will be covered. Principles will be illustrated by case studies
chemistry from a chemical thermodynamics and materials-
on specific ceramic materials. A project to design a ceramic
science perspective. Review types of fuel cells,
fabrication process is required. Field trips to local ceramic
fuel-processing requirements and approaches, and fuel-cell
manufacturing operations are included. Prerequisites:
system integration. Examine current topics in fuel-cell sci-
MTGN311, MTGN331, and MTGN412/MLGN512 or con-
ence and technology. Fabricate and test operational fuel cells
sent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
in the Colorado Fuel Cell Center. 3 credit hours. Prerequi-
sites: EGGN371 or ChEN357 or MTGN351; Thermodynam-
ics I, MATH225 Differential Equations, or consent of
instructor.
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Guy T. McBride, Jr.
nomic currents of society and a commitment to social and
environmental responsibility. While the seminars in the pro-
Honors Program in Public gram are designed to nourish such an understanding, the
Affairs for Engineers
goal of the internship is to put students into situations where
they may see firsthand the kinds of challenges that they will
face in their professional lives.
DR. LORING ABEYTA, Interim Principal Tutor and Program
Director
Foreign study is also possible either through CSM-
Program Educational Objectives
sponsored trips or through individual plans arranged in
consultation with the Principal Tutor and CSM’s Office of
The McBride Honors Program in Public Affairs for Engi-
International Programs. The cost for any foreign study is the
neers offers 24 semester hours of seminars and off-campus
responsibility of the student.
activities that have the primary educational objective of pro-
viding a select number of CSM students the opportunity to
Student Profile
cross the boundaries of their technical expertise into the ethi-
The McBride Honors Program in Public Affairs for
cal, cultural, and socio-political dimensions of science and
Engineers seeks to enroll students who can profit most from
technology. Students will gain the values, knowledge, and
the learning experiences upon which the program is based
skills to prove, project, and test the moral and social implica-
while significantly contributing to faculty and peer learning.
tions of their future professional judgments and activities, not
Whereas most conventional honors programs admit students
only for the particular organizations with which they will be
almost exclusively on the basis of academic record, in the
involved, but also for the nation and the world. To achieve
McBride Honors Program test scores, grade point, and class
this educational objective, the program seeks to bring themes
rank form only part of the criteria used in the admission
from the humanities and the social sciences into the CSM
process. Applicants must demonstrate their leadership poten-
curriculum to develop in students the habits of thought nec-
tial, commitment to public service, willingness to understand
essary for effective management, social and environmental
and respect perspectives other than their own, and writing,
responsibility, and enlightened leadership.
listening, and speaking abilities through an essay and an
Program Description
interview with faculty members.
Designed and taught by teams of faculty members from
Once admitted into the program, a McBride student com-
the humanities, social sciences, life and physical sciences,
mits to
and engineering, the curriculum of the McBride Honors Pro-
u completing the 24-credit-hour McBride curriculum as
gram in Public Affairs for Engineers features the following
stated in the catalog, deviating from this program of
educational experiences:
studies only with permission from the program admin-
u Student-centered seminars guided by faculty moderators
istration;
from various disciplines.
u participating in the McBride seminars as an active and
u An interdisciplinary approach that integrates domestic
responsible learner, always completing reading and
and global perspectives into the curriculum.
writing assignments in order to be ready to teach and
learn from peers and instructors;
u One-to-one long-lasting relationships between faculty
and students.
u engaging in the highest level of intellectual discourse in
a civil and respectful manner with all members of the
u Development and practice of oral/written communica-
CSM community, even with those who hold different
tion and listening skills.
beliefs, values, and views of the world;
u Opportunity to travel to Washington, DC and abroad as
u accepting and behaving according to the rules estab-
part of the McBride curriculum.
lished for the Washington Policy and Foreign Area
u Intellectual relationships and camaraderie.
Study trips to ensure the safety of peers, maximize the
u Public affairs or policy related internship.
educational experience of the group, and maintain
CSM’s high reputation;
A central experience in the program is the Practicum (an
internship, overseas study, public service, or thesis), which
u accepting responsibility for grades, which means that
usually comes during the summer following the junior year.
s/he will earn the grade that s/he deserves given his/her
Because engineers and scientists will continue to assume
level of commitment and respect to the learning process;
significant responsibilities as leaders in public and private
u understanding that McBride’s academic standards re-
sectors, it is essential that CSM students be prepared for
quire students to maintain a minimum GPA of 2.9 at all
more than the traditional first jobs in industry. Leadership
times, otherwise the student will be placed on academic
and management demand an understanding of the accelerat-
probation in the Program;
ing pace of change that marks the social, political, and eco-
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u understanding that the McBride faculty is committed to
The program demands a high level of achievement not
provide the best education to help students become
only in honors courses, but in all academic work attempted.
thoughtful and responsible persons and professionals;
To that end, a student must meet the following requirements:
u upholding the highest standards of ethical conduct, par-
u A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.9 (based on the aver-
ticularly those related to academic honesty and respect
age undergraduate GPA on campus) in all course work
for peers;
at CSM at any given time.
u accepting CSM educational goals, particularly those
u A minimum GPA of 3.0 in Honors coursework to re-
related to meeting the Profile of the Colorado School
main in good academic standing.
of Mines.
u A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.9 and an Honors
Although the educational experiences in the McBride
GPA of 3.0 at the time of graduation in order to receive
Honors Program are rigorous and demand a high degree of
the “Minor in the McBride Honors Program in Public
persistence from the students, McBride graduates have
Affairs”. Graduating seniors who fall below these
gained positions of their choice in industry and government
minimums will receive a “Minor in Public Affairs.”
more easily than others and have been successful in winning
A student who falls below any of these minimums will be
admission to high-quality graduate and professional schools.
placed on probation for one semester. If the required mini-
Admission
mum GPA has not been met at the end of that semester, the
Interested students should apply to the McBride program
student will be dropped from the program.
during the summer prior to their first semester of freshman
Description of Courses
year by filling out an application, writing an essay, and
HNRS101. PARADOXES OF THE HUMAN CONDITION
securing letters of recommendation (see website for details).
Study of the paradoxes in the human condition as expressed
Applicants will be interviewed in September by a team of
in significant texts in classics, literature, moral philosophy,
faculty and Honor students. Finalists will be announced in
and history; drama and music, both classical and contem-
October. Once a finalist accepts the responsibilities and
porary, history, biography, and fiction. Prerequisite: Fresh-
honors of being a member of the Program (see above), s/he
man status in the McBride Honors Program. 3 hours seminar;
begins taking Honors seminars in the Spring semester of
3 semester hours.
freshmen year.
HNRS201. CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY: A STUDY OF
Transfer and Graduation Policies
DIVERSE CULTURES A study of cultures within the
The McBride Program accepts applications from transfer
United States and abroad and the behavior of people. The
students as follows:
seminar will emphasize the roles of languages, religions,
u Transfer students who enter CSM in the Fall semester
moral values, and legal and economic systems in the cultures
must fill out an application and go through the applica-
selected for inquiry. Prerequisite: HNRS101 or consent of the
tion and interview process with all freshmen applicants
Principal Tutor. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
(see above).
HNRS202. COMPARATIVE POLITICAL AND ECO-
u Transfer students who enter CSM in the Spring semes-
NOMIC SYSTEMS This course constitutes a comparative
ter must submit a full application, including the essay,
study of the interrelationships between political and economic
and arrange an interview with the Principal Moderator
systems in theory and practice. Totalitarianism, authoritarian-
and the Chair of McBride’s Executive Committee be-
ism, democracy, anarchy, socialism, and communism will be
fore the first day of Spring semester classes.
examined in their historical and theoretical contexts and
All transfer students should expect to take the entire
compared with baseline concepts of what constitutes a politi-
McBride curriculum (24 credit hours) in residence. Only
cal system. Economics will be studied from a historical/
under very special circumstances, the Principal Tutor will
developmental approach, examining classical and neo-
assess a petition by a transfer student for course substitutions.
classical economics and theories of major western econo-
mists, including Smith, Marx, and Keynes. Specific nation or
Academic Standards
area case studies will be used to integrate concepts and to ex-
Because of the nature of the program, students are ex-
plore possible new global conditions which define the roles
pected to commit to the highest levels of writing, reading,
of governments and other institutions in the development,
and discussion before and during McBride seminars. Partici-
planning, and control of economic activities and social pol-
pation in class projects and discussions is essential. Students
icy. Prerequisite: HNRS201 or permission of the Principal
who do not maintain an appropriate level of such participa-
Tutor. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
tion may be asked to leave the program.
HNRS301. INTERNATIONAL POLITICAL ECONOMY
Academic integrity and honesty are expected of the stu-
International political economy is the study of the dynamic
dents in the program. Any infractions in these areas will be
relationships between nation-states and the global market-
handled under the rules of CSM and may result in dismissal
place. Topics include: international and world politics,
from the program.
money and international finance, international trade, multi-
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national and global corporations, global development, transi-
HNRS411. STUDY OF LEADERSHIP AND POWER An
tion economies and societies, and developing economies and
intellectual examination into the nature of leadership and
societies. Prerequisite: HNRS202 or permission of Principal
power. Focuses on understanding and interpreting the leader-
Tutor. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
ship role, both its potential and its limitations, in various
HNRS302. TECHNOLOGY AND SOCIO-ECONOMIC
historical, literary, political, socio-economic, and cultural
CHANGE A critical analysis of the interactions among sci-
contexts. Exemplary leaders and their antitypes are analyzed.
ence, technology, and American values and institutions. The
Characteristics of leaders are related to their cultural and
seminar will study the role of technology in American society
temporal context. This course will ask questions regarding
and will debate the implications of technology transfer from
the morality of power and its uses. Leadership in technical
developed to developing nations. Students will learn to relate
and non-technical environments will be compared and con-
technological issues to socio-economic and religious aspects
trasted. Additionally, power and empowerment, and the
of society and explore the moral and social consequences of
complications of becoming or of confronting a leader are
technological innovations. Prerequisite: HNRS202 or permis-
scrutinized. Prerequisite: HNRS311 or HNRS312 or permis-
sion of Principal Tutor. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
sion of Principal Tutor. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
HNRS311. U.S. PUBLIC POLICY: DOMESTIC AND FOR-
HNRS412. CONFLICT RESOLUTION An in-depth look at
EIGN Detailed examination of United States public policy,
creative, non-violent, non-litigious, win-win ways to handle
using a case study approach to guide students to understand
conflicts in personal, business, environmental and govern-
the various aspects of policy making and the participants in
mental settings. The class will learn concepts, theories and
the process. As an outcome of this seminar, students will
methods of conflict resolution, study past and present cases,
have the ability to engage in informed, critical analysis of
and observe on-going conflict resolution efforts in the Den-
public policy, and will understand the process and how they
ver area. Prerequisite: HNRS311 or HNRS312 or permission
may become involved in it. Students should expect to spend
of Principal Tutor. 3 hour seminar. 3 semester hours.
spring break in Washington, D.C., as part of this seminar.
HNRS420. SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, AND ETHICS
Prerequisite: HNRS301 or HNRS302 or permission of Prin-
A comprehensive inquiry into ethical and moral issues raised
cipal Tutor. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
by modern science and technology. Issues covered include:
HNRS312 FOREIGN AREA STUDY A survey of current
the contention that science is value neutral; the particular
public policy issues of a selected country or region, based on
sorts of ethical problems faced by engineers in their public
a broad survey of history and culture as well as contemporary
and political roles in deciding uses of materials and energy;
social, technological, economic and political trends. The
the personal problems faced in the development of a career in
areas that might be studied in a three year rotation; Far East
science and technology; the moral dilemmas inherent in
(China and Taiwan or Hong Kong, Indonesia and/or Malaysia),
using natural forms and energies for human purposes; and
Latin America (Brazil or Chile), Middle East/Africa (Turkey
the technologically dominated modern civilization. The sem-
or South Africa). Students taking this seminar in preparation
inar will consist of readings and discussion of ethical issues
for a McBride sponsored trip abroad might be able to take a
in plays, works of fiction, and films. Prerequisite: HNRS411
brief intensive language course before departure. Prerequi-
or HNRS412 or permission of the Principal Tutor. 3 hours
site: HNRS301 or HNRS302 or permission of Principal Tutor.
seminar; 3 semester hours.
3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
HNRS401. MCBRIDE PRACTICUM: INTERNSHIP An
off-campus practicum which may include an internship in a
company, government agency, or public service organization
(domestic or foreign), or foreign study as a part of a McBride
group or individually. The practicum must have prior approval
of the Principal Tutor. All students completing a practicum
are expected to keep an extensive journal and write a pro-
fessional report detailing, analyzing, and evaluating their
experiences. Prerequisite: HNRS311. 3 hours seminar;
3 semester hours.
HNRS402. MCBRIDE PRACTICUM: FOREIGN AREA
STUDY FIELD TRIP After completing the HNRS312
Foreign Area Study seminar, students travel to the selected
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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Military Science
$500 per month during the academic year. Students interested
in the scholarship program should contact the AROTC
(Army ROTC-AROTC)
Enrollment officer at 303-492-3549 no later than the begin-
The Military Science Program at the Colorado School of
ning of the spring semester to apply for the following aca-
Mines (CSM) is offered in conjunction with the University of
demic year.
Colorado at Boulder (CU-B). The Department of Military
Simultaneous Membership Program
Science offers programs leading to an officer's commission in
Students currently in the Army Reserves or Army National
the active Army, Army Reserve, or National Guard in con-
Guard and entering either the second year of the basic course
junction with an undergraduate or graduate degree. Military
or the advanced course may participate in the Simultaneous
science courses are designed to supplement a regular degree
Membership Program (SMP). Students participating in this
program by offering practical leadership and management
program will receive $350 to $500 monthly stipend plus their
experience. Students attend classes at the Colorado School of
unit pay at the E-5 grade. Participants in the SMP program
Mines in Golden.
may be eligible for Army Reserve or Army National Guard
Four-Year Program
tuition assistance benefits.
The four-year program consists of two phases: the basic
Leadership Laboratories
course (freshman and sophomore years) and the advanced
These 90-minute periods provide cadets with practical
course (junior and senior years).
leadership experience and performance-oriented, hands-on
Basic course
instruction outside the classroom. Diagnostic evaluations of
The basic course offers a 2- or 3-credit course each semes-
cadets in leadership roles are frequently administered.
ter, covering Army history and organization as well as mili-
Leadership labs are compulsory for enrolled cadets.
tary leadership and management. Laboratory sessions provide
Veterans
the opportunity to apply leadership skills while learning basic
Veterans who have served on active duty or in the Army
military skills. Enrollment in the basic course incurs no mili-
Reserve/National Guard are also eligible for the ROTC pro-
tary obligation except for Army scholarship recipients.
gram. Although veterans are not required to take the Basic
Advanced AROTC
Course, they are encouraged to do so. A minimum of 60
The advanced course covers leadership, tactics and unit
credit hours are required prior to enrolling in the Advanced
operations, training techniques, military law, and professional
Course.
ethics, and includes a leadership practicum each semester. A
Registration and Credits
35-day summer advanced camp at Fort Lewis, Washington,
Army ROTC serves as elective credit in most departments.
provides challenging leadership training and is a prerequisite
Elective course credit toward your degree for AROTC classes
for commissioning. Advanced course students must have
will be determined by your individual academic advisor.
completed the basic course and obtain permission from the
AROTC classes begin with the MSGN prefix.
Professor of Military Science (PMS).
For more information, contact the CU-Boulder Army
Two-Year Program
ROTC Enrollment and Scholarship Officer at 303-492-3549
The two-year program consists of the advanced course,
or 303-492-6495. You can also go to
preceded by attending the Leaders Training course (a four-
http://www.colorado.edu/AROTC. For information about
week summer ROTC basic course at Ft. Knox, Kentucky).
CSM, call 303-273-3398 or 303-273-3380
Veterans, or Active Army Reserve/Army National Guard
Soldiers, or students who have participated in three years of
Description of Courses
Junior ROTC or Civil Air Patrol, may be eligible to enroll in
Freshman Year
the advanced course without attendance at basic camp or
*Indicates courses that may be used to satisfy PAGN
completion of the basic course. Advanced course students
semester requirements.
must obtain permission from the Professor of Military
*MSGN103. ADVENTURES IN LEADERSHIP I (I) Intro-
Science (PMS) at 303-492-6495.
duces fundamentals of leadership and the United States
Scholarship Programs
Army. Examines its organization, customs, and history as
Four-year college scholarships are available to high school
well as its current relevance and purpose. Students also in-
seniors, who apply before December 1 of their senior year.
vestigate basic leadership and management skills necessary
Competition for two- and three- year scholarships is open to
to be successful in both military and civilian settings. In-
all university students, regardless of academic major and
cludes fundamentals of Army leadership doctrine, team-
whether or not they are currently enrolled in ROTC.
building concepts, time and stress management, an
Scholarship students receive full tuition and mandatory labo-
introduction to cartography and land navigation, marksman-
ratory fees, a book allowance, and an allowance of $300-
ship, briefing techniques, and some basic military tactics.
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Lab fee. 1 hour lecture, 2 hours lab, 3 hours PT, and 80 hours
structor. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for
field training; 2 semester hours. (Fall)
credit under different titles.
*MSGN104. Adventures in Leadership II (II) Continues the
MSGN299. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Individual re-
investigation of leadership in small organizations. Covers se-
search or special problem projects supervised by a faculty
lected topics such as basic troop leading procedures, military
member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a sub-
first aid and casualty evacuation concepts, creating ethical
ject matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: Consent
work climates, an introduction to Army organizations and in-
of instructor. "Independent Study" form must be completed
stallations, and a further examination of basic military tac-
and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit
tics. Introduces students to effective military writing styles.
hours. Repeatable for credit.
Lab fee. 1 hour lecture, 2 hours lab, 3 hours PT, and 80 hours
Junior Year
field training; 2 semester hours. (Spring)
MSGN301. MSGN301. MILITARY OPERATIONS AND
MSGN198. SPECIAL TOPICS IN MILITARY SCIENCE (I,
TRAINING I (I) Further explores the theory of managing
II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from
and leading small military units with an emphasis on practi-
special interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the
cal applications at the squad and platoon levels. Students ex-
course is offered only once. Prerequisite: Consent of instruc-
amine various leadership styles and techniques as they relate
tor. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for credit
to advanced small unit tactics. Familiarizes students with a
under different titles.
variety of topics such as cartography, land navigation, field
craft, and weapons systems. Involves multiple, evaluated
MSGN199. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II). Individual re-
leadership opportunities in field settings and hands-on expe-
search or special problem projects supervised by a faculty
rience with actual military equipment. Students are given
member. Student and instructor will agree on subject matter,
maximum leadership opportunities in weekly labs. Prerequi-
content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
site: Consent of the Professor of Military Science. Lab Fee. 3
"Independent Study" form must be completed and submitted
hours lecture; 3 semester hours. (Fall)
to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours. Repeat-
able for credit.
MSGN302. MILITARY OPERATIONS AND TRAINING II
(II) Studies theoretical and practical applications of small
Sophomore Year
unit leadership principles. Focuses on managing personnel
*MSGN203. MSGN203. METHODS OF LEADERSHIP
and resources, the military decision making process, the op-
AND MANAGEMENT I (I) Comprehensively reviews ad-
erations order, and oral communications. Exposes the student
vanced leadership and management concepts including moti-
to tactical unit leadership in a variety of environments with a
vation, attitudes, communication skills, problem solving,
focus on preparation for the summer advance camp experi-
human needs and behavior, and leadership self development.
ence. Prerequisite: Consent of the Professor of Military Sci-
Students continue to refine effective written and oral commu-
ence. Lab Fee. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours. (Spring)
nications skills and to explore topics such as the basic
MSGN303. LEADERSHIP LABORATORY (I) Develop-
branches of the Army, and officer and NCO duties. Students
ment of military leadership techniques to include preparation
conduct classroom and practical exercises in small unit light
of operation plans, presentation of instruction, and supervi-
infantry tactics and are prepared to perform as midlevel lead-
sion of underclass military cadets. Instruction in military
ers in the cadet organization. Lab fee: 1 hour lecture, 2 hours
drill, ceremonies, and customs and courtesies of the Army.
lab, 3 hours PT, and 80 hours field training; 2 semester hours.
Must be taken in conjunction with MSGN301. Prerequisite:
(Fall)
Consent of department. Lab Fee. 2 hours lab, 3 hours PT, 80
*MSGN204. METHODS OF LEADERSHIP AND MAN-
hours field training; .5 semester hour. (Fall)
AGEMENT II (II) Focuses on leadership and management
MSGN304. LEADERSHIP LABORATORY (II) Continued
functions in military and corporate environments. Studies
development of military leadership techniques with the major
various components of Army leadership doctrine to include
emphasis on leading an Infantry Squad. Training is "hands-
the four elements of leadership, leadership principles, risk
on." Practical exercises are used to increase understanding of
management and planning theory, the be-know-do frame-
the principles of leadership learned in MSGN302. Must be
work, and the Army leadership evaluation program. Continue
taken in conjunction with MSGN302. Prerequisite: Consent
to refine communication skills. Lab fee. 1 hour lecture, 2
of department. Lab Fee. 2 hours lab, 3 hours PT, 80 hours
hours lab, 3 hours PT, and 80hours field training; 2 semester
field training; .5 semester hour. (Spring)
hours. (Spring)
LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT AND ASSESSMENT
MSGN298. SPECIAL TOPICS IN MILITARY SCIENCE
COURSE (LDAC) (Fort Lewis, WA) A 34 day LDAC is re-
(I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen
quired for completion of the AROTC program. LDAC
from special interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually
should be attended between the junior and senior year. The
the course is offered only once. Prerequisite: Consent of in-
emphasis at LDAC is placed on the development of individ-
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ual leadership initiative and self-confidence. Students are
learned in previous classes, cadets analyze the problems
rated on their performance in various positions of leadership
which the battalion faces, develop strategies, brief recom-
during the LDAC period. The U.S. Army reimburses stu-
mendations, and execute the approved plan. Prerequisite:
dents for travel to and from LDAC. In addition, students re-
Consent of department. Lab Fee. 2 hours lab, 3 hours PT,
ceive approximately $600.00 pay while attending LDAC.
and 80 hours field training; .5 semester hour. (Fall)
Prerequisite: Enrollment in the AROTC LDAC and comple-
MSGN404. LEADERSHIP LABORATORY (II) Continued
tion of MSGN301 through 304.
leadership development by serving in the command and staff
MSGN398. SPECIAL TOPICS IN MILITARY SCIENCE
positions in the Cadet Battalion. Cadets take a large role in
(I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen
determining the goals and direction of the cadet organization,
from special interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually
under supervision of the cadre. Cadets are required to plan
the course is offered only once. Prerequisite: Consent of in-
and organize cadet outings and much of the training of un-
structor. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for
derclassmen. Lab Fee. Prerequisite: Consent of department.
credit under different titles.
Lab Fee. 2 hours lab, 3 hours PT, and 80 hours field training;
MSGN399. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II). Individual re-
.5 semester hour. (Spring)
search or special problem projects supervised by a faculty
MSGN497. SPECIAL STUDIES IN LEADERSHIPAND
member. Student and instructor will agree on subject matter,
SMALL GROUP DYNAMICS I (I) The course is specifi-
content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
cally geared to the unique leadership challenges faced by in-
"Independent Study" form must be completed and submitted
dividuals involved in CSM student government and other
to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours. Repeat-
campus leadership positions. Instruction emphasis is on
able for credit.
forces and dynamics which shape and define leader/man-
Senior Year
ager's job in the campus environment. Prerequisite: Currently
MSGN401. OFFICER LEADERSHIP AND DEVELOP-
appointed or elected leader of a recognized student organiza-
MENT I (I) Examines management and leadership concepts
tion or consent of the department head. 1 hour lecture and 5
and techniques associated with planning and executing mili-
hours lab; 3 semester hours.
tary training and operations at company and higher echelons.
MSGN498. SPECIAL TOPICS IN MILITARY SCIENCE
Includes analyses of professional ethics and values, effective
(I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen
training principles and procedures, subordinate counseling,
from special interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually
and effective staff officer briefing techniques. Also investi-
the course is offered only once. Prerequisite: Consent of in-
gates other subjects such as counter terrorism, modern peace-
structor. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for
keeping missions, and the impact of the information
credit under different titles.
revolution on the art of land warfare. Conducted both in and
MSGN499. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II). Individual re-
out of classroom setting and with multiple practical leader-
search or special problem projects supervised by a faculty
ship opportunities to organize cadet training and activities.
member. Student and instructor will agree on subject matter,
Prerequisite: Consent of the Professor of Military Science.
content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
Lab Fee. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours. (Fall)
"Independent Study" form must be completed and submitted
MSGN402. OFFICER LEADERSHIP AND DEVELOP-
to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours. Repeat-
MENT II (II) Continues MSGN401 study of management
able for credit.
and leadership concepts and techniques, providing practical
leadership experiences in the classroom and during multiple
Air Force ROTC (AFROTC)
cadet-run activities. Also examines varied topics such as the-
Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps
ory and practice of the military justice system, law of war,
U.S. Air Force ROTC offers several programs leading to a
military-media relations, support mechanisms for soldiers
commission in the U.S. Air Force upon receipt of at least a
and their families, operational security considerations, and
baccalaureate degree.
historical case studies in military leadership in the context of
Standard Four-Year Program
21st century land warfare. Prerequisite: Consent of the Pro-
This standard program is designed for incoming freshmen
fessor of Military Science. Lab Fee. 3 hours lecture; 3 semes-
or any student with four years remaining until degree com-
ter hours. (Spring)
pletion. It consists of three parts: the General Military
MSGN403. LEADERSHIP LABORATORY (I) Continued
Course (GMC) for lower division (normally freshmen and
development of leadership techniques by assignment in the
sophomore) students; the Professional Officer Course (POC)
command and staff positions in the Cadet Battalion. Cadets
for upper division students (normally juniors and seniors);
are expected to plan and execute much of the training associ-
and Leadership Laboratory (LLAB—attended by all cadets).
ated with the day-to-day operations within the cadet battal-
Completion of a four-week summer training course is
ion. Utilizing the troop leading and management principles
required prior to commissioning.
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Modified Two-Year Program
sion making and use of analytic aids in planning, organizing
All undergraduate and graduate students are eligible for
and controlling in a changing environment. Discusses orga-
this program. It is offered to full-time, regularly enrolled
nizational and personal values (ethics), management of
degree students and requires at least two years of full-time
change, organizational power, politics, managerial strategy,
college (undergraduate or graduate level, or a combination).
and tactics within the context of military organization. Uses
Those selected for this program must complete a six-week
actual Air Force case studies throughout the course to en-
field training program during the summer months as a pre-
hance the learning and communication process. Two 1.5
requisite for entry into the Professional Officer Course the
hour seminars/lectures, 2.0 hours lab, 3.5 semester hours.
following fall semester.
AFGN302. AIR FORCE LEADERHIP STUDIES (II) A con-
Leadership Lab
tinuation of AFGN301. Emphasizes basic managerial
All AFROTC cadets must attend Leadership Lab (1-1/2
process while employing group discussions, case studies, and
hours per week). The laboratory involves a study of Air Force
role playing as learning devices. Continues to emphasize the
customs and courtesies, drill and ceremonies, career opportu-
development of communicative skills. Two 1.5 hour semi-
nities, and the life and work of an Air Force junior officer.
nars/lectures, 2.0 hours lab, 3.5 semester hours.
Other AFROTC Programs
AFGN401. NATIONAL SECURITY AFFAIRS AND
Other programs are frequently available based on current
PREPARATION FOR ACTIVE DUTY (I) Studies the formu-
Air Force needs. Any AFROTC staff member in Boulder (303
lation, organization, and implementation of U.S. national se-
492-8351) can discuss best alternatives. Interested students
curity policy; context of national security; evolution of
should make initial contact as early as possible to create the
strategy; management of conflict; and civil-military interac-
best selection opportunity, as selection is on a competitive
tion. Also includes blocks of instruction on the military pro-
basis. There is no obligation until a formal contract is entered.
fession/officership, the military justice system, and
communicative skills. Provides future Air Force officers
Description of Courses
with the background of U.S. national security policy so they
(AFROTC)
can effectively function in today's Air Force. Two 1.5 hour
AFGN101. FOUNDATIONS OF THE UNITED STATES
seminars, 2.0 hours lab, 3.5 semester hours.
AIR FORCE (I) Introduces students to the U.S. Air Force
AFGN402. NATIONAL SECURITY AFFAIRS AND
and the USAF officer profession. Uses instructor lectures,
PREPARATION FOR ACTIVE DUTY (II) A continuation of
films and videos, and group activities to examine Air Force
AFGN401. Includes defense strategy conflict management,
issues, officership qualities, and military customs and courte-
formulation/implementation of U.S. defense policy, and orga-
sies. Emphasizes the communication skills necessary for an
nizational factors and case studies in policy making, military
Air Force officer. 1-hour lecture, 2.0 hours lab, 1.5 semester
law, uniform code of military justice, and communication
hours.
skills. Two 1.5 hour seminars/lectures, 2.0 hours lab, 3..5 se-
AFGN102. FOUNDATIONS OF THE UNITED STATES
mester hours.
AIR FORCE (II) A continuation of AFGN101. 1-hous lec-
ture, 2.0 hours lab, 1.5 semester hours.
Navy ROTC (NROTC)
Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps
AFGN201. THE EVOLUTION OF USAF AIR AND SPACE
POWER (I) Studies air power from balloons and dirigibles
Colorado School of Mines students may pursue a com-
through the jet age and historically reviews air power em-
mission as an officer in the U.S. Navy or Marine Corps
ployment in military and non-military operations in support
through a cross town agreement with the Naval ROTC Unit
of national objectives. Looks at the evolution of air power
at the University of Colorado, Boulder. NROTC offers two-
concepts and doctrine and introduces the development of
year and four-year scholarship programs and college (non-
communicative skills. 1-hour lecture, 2.0 hours lab, 1.5 se-
scholarship) programs. Navy scholarships may be earned
mester hours.
through a national competition based on college board exams
and high school record, or while the student is enrolled in
AFGN202. THE EVOLUTION OF USAF AIR AND SPACE
college based on college grades and military performance.
POWER (II) A continuation of AFGN201. 1-hours lecture,
Scholarship students receive tuition and fees, books, and a
2.0 hours lab, 1.5 semester hours.
$100 per month subsistence allowance during their last two
AFGN301. AIR FORCE LEADERHIP STUDIES (I) Pro-
years in the program (advanced standing).
vides an integrated management course emphasizing con-
NROTC students attending Colorado School of Mines
cepts and skills required by the successful manager and
must attend a weekly drill session at the University of Colo-
leader. Includes individual motivational and behavioral
rado Boulder campus and fulfill other military responsibili-
processes, leadership, communication, and group dynamics
ties. Additionally, they must complete a series of Naval
while providing foundation for the development of the junior
Science courses at the Boulder campus by special arrange-
officer's professional skills (officership). Emphasizes deci-
ment with the appropriate NROTC staff instructor. Navy
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option students must complete course work in calculus,
Physical Education and
physics, computer science, American military history or
national security policy, and a foreign language. Marine
Athletics
Corps option students are required to complete courses in
American military history or national security policy and a
TOM SPICER, Department Head, Professor and Athletic Director
foreign language. Students should check with their NROTC
DIXIE CIRILLO, Assistant Athletic Director
DAN R. LEWIS, Associate Athletic Director and Head Wrestling
class advisor to determine specific course offerings which
Coach
fulfill the above requirements.
STEPHANIE BEGLAY, Assistant Athletics Trainer
Commissioned Service. The mission of the NROTC pro-
OSCAR BOES, Cross Country Coach
gram is to provide regular and reserve officers to the fleet
CHAD BOSTWICK, Assistant Football Coach
and Marine Corps for service in the “Unrestricted Line”
JEFF DUGGAN, Sports Information Director
fields. Unrestricted Line officers specialize in one of the
MARTY HEATON, Assistant Football Coach
following: Surface ships, submarines, aviation (Pilot or
DAVID HUGHES, Swimming and Diving Coach
GREG JENSEN, Assistant Trainer
Naval Flight Officer), Special Warfare (SEALs) or Special
SHELLY JOHNSON, Volleyball Coach
Operations (Diving, Salvage, Explosive Ordnance Disposal).
FRANK KOHLENSTEIN, Men’s Soccer Coach
Marine Corps officer commissionees enter a variety of fields
JASON KOLTZ, Assistant Football Coach
including infantry, aviation, armor, and combat engineering.
PAULA KRUEGER, Women’s Basketball Coach
Regardless of the type of commission earned, regular or
BRANDON LEIMBACH , Recreation Center Director and
reserve, virtually all NROTC graduates serve on active duty
Recreational Sports Director
after commissioning. Men and women interested in these
JENNIFER McINTOSH, Athletics Trainer
and other programs leading to commissions in the Naval
JARRID OATES, Baseball Coach
Service are encouraged to contact the NROTC Unit at
PRYOR ORSER, Men’s Basketball Coach
492-8287 or in person at Folsom Stadium, Gate 6, Room
BRAD SCHICH, Instructor and Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach
ART SIEMERS, Track Coach
241, University of Colorado, Boulder.
JAMIE L. SKADELAND, Instructor and Assistant Volleyball Coach
ROBERT STITT, Football Coach
ANNA VAN WETZINGA, Instructor and Softball Coach
KEITH WILSON, Strenght Coach
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 facility of 35,000-sq. ft., which provides for the needs of
intercollegiate athletics, physical education classes, intramu-
rals and student recreation.
Darden Baseball Field
Located west of Brooks Field and has seating accommoda-
tions for 500 spectators.
Softball Field
Located adjacent to the baseball field.
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Brooks Field
program. With this fee, each CSM student receives free ad-
Named in honor of Ralph D. Brooks, former member of
mission to all home athletic events. The Director of Athletics
the Board of Trustees of the School of Mines, Brooks Field
administers this program.
includes a football/soccer field equipped with lights and a
Intramural and Club Sports
steel-concrete grandstand and bleachers which seat 3,500
The intramural program features a variety of activities
spectators.
ranging from those offered in the intercollegiate athletic pro-
Tennis Courts
gram to more recreational type activities. They are governed
The Department maintains four tennis courts.
by the CSM Rec. Sports Department. All activities are of-
Swenson Intramural Complex
fered in the following categories: men, women and co-ed.
Two fields are available for intramural/recreation sports.
The club sport program is governed by the CSM Sport
Required Physical Education.
Club Council. There are 15 competitive groups currently
Each student at Colorado School of Mines is required to
under this umbrella. Some teams engage in intercollegiate
complete four Physical Education classes, beginning with the
competition at the non-varsity level, some serve as
prerequisite classes of PAGN101 and PAGN102. Four sepa-
instructional/recreational entities, and some as strictly
rate semesters of Physical Education is a graduation require-
recreational interest groups. They are funded through
ment. Exceptions: (1) a medical excuse verified by a
ASCSM. Some of the current organizations are Cycling, Ice
physician; (2) veterans, honorably discharged from the armed
Hockey, Karate, Kayak, Lacrosse, Men’s Rugby, Women’s
forces; (3) entering students 26 years or older or students
Rugby, Ski Team, Men’s Soccer, Women’s Soccer, Men’s Ul-
holding a bachelor’s degree. Normally, it is fulfilled during
timate Frisbee, Women’s Ultimate Frisbee, Men’s Volleyball,
the first two years of attendance. Transfer students should
Women’s Volleyball and Water Polo.
clear with the Admissions Offices regarding advanced stand-
Description of Courses
ing in physical education. Students who transfer in as fresh-
All students are required to complete PAGN101 and
men or sophomores without any PA credits will be required
PAGN102 before they will be allowed to register in higher
to take PAGN101 and PAGN102. Participation in intercolle-
level activity classes. The only exceptions to this requirement
giate athletics may be substituted for required semesters and
are students enrolled in intercollegiate athletics and ROTC.
hours of physical education. ROTC students can waive the
(See Required Physical Education.)
physical education requirement when a similar physical ac-
tivity is required in their respective ROTC Programs.
Freshman Year
PAGN101. PHYSICAL EDUCATION (I) (Required) A gen-
Upper-class students who wish to continue taking physi-
eral overview of life fitness basics which includes exposure
cal education after completing graduation requirements may
to educational units of Nutrition, Stress Management, Drug
re-enroll in any of the regularly scheduled classes on an
and Alcohol Awareness. Instruction in Fitness units provide
elective basis.
the student an opportunity for learning and the beginning
All students enrolled in physical education shall provide
basics for a healthy life style.
their own gym uniform, athletic shoes, and swimming suit.
PAGN102. PHYSICAL EDUCATION (II) (Required) Sec-
A non-refundable $10 fee is assessed for the required locker
tions in physical fitness and team sports, relating to personal
service. Lockers are also available to students who are not
health and wellness activities. Prerequisite: PAGN101 or
enrolled in physical education classes for the same fee.
consent of the Department Head.
Intercollegiate Athletics
Sophomore, Junior, Senior Years
The School is a charter member of the Rocky Mountain
Students may select one of several special activities listed
Athletic Conference (RMAC) and the National Collegiate
below. Approved transfer credit may be substituted for the
Athletic Association (NCAA). Sports offered include: foot-
following classes:
ball, men’s and women’s basketball, wrestling, men’s and
women’s track, men’s and women’s cross country, baseball,
PAGN201. PERSONAL WELLNESS Provides an overview
men’s golf, men’s and women’s swimming, men’s and
of the 5 Dimensions of Wellness: Physical, Social, Emo-
women’s soccer, and women’s volleyball and softball. One
tional, Intellectual and Spiritual. Students will take a proac-
hour credit is given for a semester’s participation in each sport.
tive approach to developing strategies for optimum wellness
including goal setting and application of wellness principles
Through a required athletic fee, all full-time students at-
through assignments and group in-class work. Prerequisites:
tending CSM become members of the CSM Athletic Associa-
PAGN101 and PAGN102 or consent of Department Head.
tion, which financially supports the intercollegiate athletic
2 hours lecturer; 1 semester hour.
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PAGN205 through PAGN236. (Students enrolling in these
Intercollegiate Athletics
courses may be required to furnish their own equipment.)
Instruction and practice in fundamentals and mechanics of
Prerequisite: PAGN101 or PAGN102 or consent of Depart-
the selected sport in preparation for collegiate competition.
ment Head. 2 hours activity; .5 semester hour.
Satisfactory completion of any course fulfills one semester of
PAGN205A. BEGINNING KARATE
physical education requirements. Note: All courses shown
PAGN205B/C. INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED KARATE
below, numbered 151 to 182 inclusive are likewise offered as
PAGN205D/E. YOGA
junior, and senior courses. For freshmen and sophomores,
PAGN205F. JUDO
they are numbered 151 to 182; juniors and seniors, 351 to
PAGN209. BEGINNING GOLF (I)
382. Odd numbered courses are offered in the fall, even num-
PAGN210. BEGINNING GOLF (II)
bered courses in the spring.
PAGN211A. WOMEN’S RACQUETBALL
PAGN211B. BEGINNING RACQUETBALL
PAGN151. BASEBALL (I)
PAGN215. TENNIS (I)
PAGN152. BASEBALL (II)
PAGN216. TENNIS (II)
PAGN153. BASKETBALL (I) A-men; B-women
PAGN217. CO-ED WEIGHT TRAINING (I)
PAGN154. BASKETBALL (II) A-men; B-women
PAGN217C. WOMEN’S WEIGHT TRAINING
PAGN157. CROSS COUNTRY (I)
PAGN218. CO-ED WEIGHT TRAINING (II)
PAGN159. FOOTBALL (I)
PAGN221. BADMINTON (I)
PAGN160. FOOTBALL (II)
PAGN235. AEROBICS (I)
PAGN161. GOLF (I)
PAGN235D. WATER AEROBICS
PAGN162. GOLF (II)
PAGN235E. SWIMMING
PAGN167. SOCCER (I)
PAGN235F/G FLYFISHING
PAGN168. SOCCER (II)
PAGN236. AEROBICS (II)
PAGN169. SWIMMING (I)
PAGN298 SPECIAL TOPICS - CLUB SPORTS
PAGN170. SWIMMING (II)
PAGN301A INTERMEDIATE BASKETBALL
PAGN171. TENNIS (I)
PAGN301B INTERMEDIATE VOLLEYBALL
PAGN172. TENNIS (II)
PAGN310A. WOMEN’S RUGBY
PAGN173. TRACK (I)
PAGN174. TRACK (II)
PAGN175. WRESTLING (I)
PAGN176. WRESTLING (II)
PAGN177. VOLLEYBALL (I)
PAGN178. VOLLEYBALL (II)
PAGN179. SOFTBALL (I)
PAGN180. SOFTBALL (II)
Prerequisite: Consent of department. 1 semester hour.
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Section 6 - Research Centers and
Institutes
Advanced Coatings and Surface
ducers of steels, to educate graduate students within the con-
Engineering Laboratory
text of research programs of major theoretical and practical
The Advanced Coating and Surface Engineering Labora-
interest to the steel-using and steel-producing industries, to
tory (ACSEL) is a multi-disciplinary laboratory that serves as
stimulate undergraduate education in ferrous metallurgy, and
a focal point for industry- driven research and education in
to develop a forum to stimulate advances in the processing,
advanced thin films and coating systems, surface engineer-
quality and application of steel.
ing, tribology, electronic, optical and magnetic thin films and
Research programs consist of several projects, each of
devices. The laboratory is supported by a combination of
which is a graduate student thesis. Small groups of students
government funding agencies (NSF, DOE, DOD) and an in-
and faculty are involved in each of the research programs.
dustrial consortium that holds annual workshops designed to
Sponsor representatives are encouraged to participate on the
maximize interaction between participants, evaluate the re-
graduate student committees.
search conducted by graduate students and faculty, and pro-
The Center was established with a five-year grant of
vide direction and guidance for future activities. ACSEL
$575,000 from the National Science Foundation, and is now
provides opportunities for CSM faculty and graduate stu-
self-sufficient, primarily as a result of industry support.
dents to visit and work in sponsor facilities, participate in
technical meetings with sponsors, and for CSM graduates to
Center for Automation, Robotics and
gain employment with sponsors.
Distributed Intelligence
Advanced Control of Energy and
The mission of the Center for Automation, Robotics and
Distributed Intelligence (CARDI) is to engage in interdisci-
Power Systems
plinary research encompassing the fields of control systems,
The Advanced Control of Energy and Power Systems
robotics and automation, and distributed systems and net-
Center (ACEPS), based in the Engineering Division, features
working. Focus areas include the theory of adaptive and non-
a unique partnership consisting of industry, the Department
linear control, intelligent and learning control systems,
of Energy (DOE), the Electric Power Research Institute
system identification and fault detection, computer vision
(EPRI), Colorado School of Mines (CSM) and twelve other
and image processing, wireless communication networks, in-
universities. The mission of ACEPS is to conduct fundamen-
telligent autonomous robotic systems, machine learning and
tal and applied research supporting the technical advance-
artificial intelligence, network communication protocols and
ment of the electric utility industry, their customers, and
simulation and modeling of computer networks. Applica-
component suppliers in the field of electric power systems
tions of CARDI research can be found in renewable energy
and power electronics. Special emphasis is placed on ad-
and power systems, materials processing, sensor and control
vanced/intelligent control and power quality in the genera-
networks, bio-engineering and medicine, data mining and ac-
tion, transmission, distribution, and utilization.
tivity recognition, defense and homeland security, smart
Center research projects focus on the development of an
structures, intelligent geo-systems, and environmental moni-
intelligent energy system that will employ advanced power
toring. CARDI research concentrates on problems which are
electronics, enhanced computer and communications systems,
not amenable to traditional solutions within a single disci-
renewable energy applications, and distributed generation.
pline, but rather require a multi-disciplinary systems ap-
Examples include development of intelligent substations, im-
proach to integrate technologies.
pact of highly varying loads, power quality, electrical equip-
Established in 1994, CARDI includes faculty from the Di-
ment life assessment, and intelligent automatic generation
vision of Engineering and the Department of Mathematical
control for transient loads.
and Computer Science. Research is sponsored by industry,
Advanced Steel Processing and
federal agencies, state agencies, and joint government-indus-
Products Research Center
try initiatives. Interaction with industry enables CARDI to
identify technical needs that require research, to coopera-
The Advanced Steel Processing and Products Research
tively develop solutions, and to generate innovative mecha-
Center (ASPPRC) at Colorado School of Mines was estab-
nisms for the technology transfer. Enthusiastic and motivated
lished in 1984. The Center is a unique partnership between
students are encouraged to join CARDI for education and re-
industry, the National Science Foundation (NSF), and Colo-
search in the area of automation, robotics, and distributed
rado School of Mines, and is devoted to building excellence
systems.
in research and education in the ferrous metallurgy branch of
materials science and engineering. Objectives of ASPPRC
are to perform research of direct benefit to the users and pro-
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Center for Earth Materials, Mechanics,
based approaches for estimating human and ecological risks
and Characterization
and for using the results of such assessments. Education and
EM2C is a multidisciplinary research center intended to
research programs within CERA integrate faculty and stu-
promote research in a variety of areas including rock
dents from the departments of Chemical Engineering and
mechanics, earth systems, and nontraditional characteriza-
Petroleum Refining, Environmental Sciences and Engineer-
tion. The Center does not limit its focus to either “hard” or
ing, Chemistry and Geochemistry, Mathematics and Com-
“soft” rock applications but instead fosters research in both
puter Science, and Geology and Geological Engineering.
arenas and encourages interdisciplinary communication be-
Center for Intelligent Biomedical
tween the associated disciplines. The Colorado School of
Devices and Musculoskeletal Systems
Mines is a world leader in multidisciplinary integration and
The multi-institutional Center for Intelligent Biomedical
therefore presents a unique atmosphere to promote the suc-
Devices and Musculoskeletal systems (IBDMS) integrates
cess of such research. Faculty and students from the Depart-
programs and expertise from CSM and the University of
ments of Petroleum Engineering, Geophysical Engineering,
Colorado at Denver and Health Sciences Center. Established
Geology and Geological Engineering, Engineering, and
at CSM as a National Science Foundation (NSF) Industry/
Mining Engineering are involved in EM2C. In addition to
University Cooperative Research Center, IBDMS is also
traditional topics in these disciplines, the center cultivates
supported by industry, State, and Federal organizations.
research in nontraditional characterization such as arctic ice
coring, extraterrestrial space boring, and laser/rock destruc-
IBDMS has become an international center for the
tion for multiple applications. EM2C was established in
development of Computer Assisted Surgery, Advanced
2003.
Orthopaedic Applications, Sports Medicine, Occupational
Biomechanics, and Biomaterials. Through the efforts of this
Center for Engineering Education
center, new major and minor programs in bioengineering and
The Center serves as a focal point for engineering and science
biotechnology are being established at both the CSM graduate
education research conducted by CSM faculty. Successfully edu-
and undergraduate levels.
cating tomorrow's engineers and scientists requires that we look
IBDMS seeks to establish educational programs in addition
at student learning as a system. The principles of cognitive psy-
to short- and long-term basic and applied research efforts that
chology and educational psychology provide the best explana-
would enhance the competitive position of Colorado and U.S.
tion of how this learning system works. Education will be most
bio-industry in the international markets. IBDMS focuses the
effective when education research, informed by the principles of
work of diverse engineering, materials and medicine disci-
cognitive and educational psychology are applied to design and
plines. Its graduates are a new generation of students with an
application of classroom teaching techniques and curricular ma-
integrated engineering and medicine systems view, with in-
terials.
creasing opportunities available in the biosciences.
The primary goals of the Center for Engineering
For more information about the IBDMS Center please con-
Education are
tact Dr. Joel M. Bach at jmbach@mines.edu or 303-384-2161.
u To conduct world-class research on teaching and learning
in engineering and science.
Center for Research on Hydrates and
u To use the results of that research by continually improv-
Other Solids
ing instruction at the Colorado School of Mines to better
Since 1975, the Center for Research on Hydrates and
support the learning process of our students.
Other Solids has performed both fundamental and applied re-
search on natural gas hydrates, curious ice-like compounds
u To support the educational needs of science and engineer-
composed of water and hydrocarbon gases. Gas hydrates,
ing instructors at the pre-college, college, graduate and
which generally form at cold temperatures and high pres-
professional development levels.
sures, present both a major challenge and major opportunity
Center for Environmental Risk
in energy production. Gas hydrates can plug deep sea and
Assessment
arctic gas and oil pipelines, and preventing hydrate formation
is a major design and operational challenge. On the other
The mission of the Center for Environmental Risk Assess-
hand, naturally occurring gas hydrates could potentially pro-
ment (CERA) at CSM is to unify and enhance environmental
vide the world's largest resource of natural gas. Recently, re-
risk assessment research and educational activities at CSM.
searchers at the center have also found that hydrates can be
By bringing diverse, inter-disciplinary expertise to bear on
used a hydrogen storage material, for potential use in fuel
problems in environmental risk assessment, CERA facilitates
cell vehicles.
the development of significantly improved, scientifically-
With active participation of faculty, graduate, and under-
graduate students, the center provides a unique combination
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of expertise that has enabled CSM to achieve international
technologies for space resource extraction, manufacturing in
prominence in gas hydrate research. CSM participants inter-
space, and life-support systems on spacecraft and planetary
act on an on-going basis with sponsors and other collabora-
habitats. While there are several practical applications of
tors, including frequent visits to their facilities both in the US
space exploration on Earth, the greatest achievement bring-
and abroad. For students, this interaction often continues be-
ing benefits to humankind would be to develop commercial
yond graduation, with opportunities for employment at spon-
applications of space technology, including space and plane-
soring industries. More information can be found at the
tary resources, in space.
center website, www.mines.edu/research/chs.
These will one day form the basis for new space industries
Center for Solar and Electronic
that include the harvesting of solar energy outside Earth's at-
Materials
mosphere, the development of an in-space reusable trans-
portation infrastructure carrying payloads from Earth to
The Center for Solar and Electronic Materials (CSEM)
geostationary orbits, the Moon or Mars and back, servicing
was established in 1995 to focus, support, and extend grow-
of satellites to extend their useful lifetimes and reduce the
ing activity in electronic materials for solar applications, in
costs of space operations, and processing of value-added ma-
electronic and microelectronic technologies, and in related
terials in Earth orbit based on lunar material resources.
optical technologies. In addition to photovoltaics, CSEM
supports research into advanced optics, novel optical devices,
These goals are pursued by a Consortium involving faculty
thin film materials, polymeric devices, micro fluidic devices,
and students from several departments, NASA and other gov-
nanoscale science and nanofabrication, novel characteriza-
ernment agencies, and industrial partners working together
tion, electronic materials processing, process simulation, and
on space-related projects.
systems issues associated with electronic materials and de-
Center for Wave Phenomena
vices. Alternative energy technologies and sustainability are
With sponsorship for its research by 24 companies in the
also areas of interest. CSEM facilitates interdisciplinary col-
worldwide oil exploration industry and several government
laborations across the CSM campus and fosters interactions
agencies, this program, which includes faculty and students
with national laboratories, industries, public utilities, local
from the Departments of Geophysics, is engaged in a co-
state and federal government, and other universities. The
ordinated and integrated program of research in wave propa-
center coordinates grant applications by its members to col-
gation, inverse problems and seismic data processing. Its
lective funding opportunities, manages a joint-use laboratory
methods have applications to seismic exploration and reser-
with a broad range of characterization and processing tools,
voir monitoring, global seismology, nondestructive testing
purchases joint-use tools based on member needs and main-
and evaluation, and land-mine detection, among other areas.
tains a virtural computational lab. In fulfilling its research
Extensive use is made of analytical methods as well as com-
and educational mission, CSEM draws from expertise in the
putational techniques. Methodology is developed through
departments of Physics, Chemical Engineering, Metallurgical
computer implementation, based on the philosophy that the
and Materials Engineering, Chemistry and Geochemistry,
ultimate test of an inverse method is its application to experi-
and from the Division of Engineering.
mental data. Thus, the group starts from a physical problem,
CSEM also serves to guide and strengthen the curriculum
develops a mathematical model that adequately represents
in electronic materials and related areas. CSEM members
the physics, derives an approximate solution, generates a
develop and teach relevant courses. CSEM also emphasizes
computer code to implement the method, performs tests on
training through research experiences for both graduate and
synthetic data, and finally, on field data.
undergraduate students. Graduate students in the above-
mentioned departments as well as the materials science pro-
Center for Welding, Joining and
gram can pursue research on center-related projects.
Coatings Research
Undergraduates are involved through engineering design
The Center for Welding, Joining and Coatings Research
courses and summer research experiences. Close proximity
(CWJCR) is an interdisciplinary organization with researchers
to the National Renewable Energy Lab and several local pho-
and faculty from the Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
tovoltaic companies provides a unique opportunity for stu-
Department, the Engineering Division, and the Mining Engi-
dents to work with industry and government labs as they
neering Department. The goal of CWJCR is to promote edu-
solve real world problems. External contacts also provide
cation and research, and to advance understanding of the
guidance in targeting the educational curriculum toward the
metallurgical and processing aspects of welding, joining and
needs of the electronic materials industry.
coating processes. Current center activities include: educa-
Center for Space Resources (CSR)
tion, research, conferences, short courses, seminars, informa-
tion source and transfer, and industrial consortia. The Center
The Center for Space Resources is dedicated to the human
receives significant support from industry, national laborato-
and robotic exploration of space and to the utilization of what
ries and government entities.
we learn to the improvement of our society by developing
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The Center for Welding, Joining and Coatings Research
cies, energy industries, and universities. CERI’s mission is to
strives to provide numerous opportunities that directly con-
serve as a state and regional resource on energy and energy-
tribute to the student’s professional growth. Some of the
related minerals issues, provide energy status reports, spon-
opportunities include:
sorship of symposia, demonstration programs, and reports on
Direct involvement in projects that constitute the Center’s
research results. CERI’s activities enhance the development
research program.
and promotion of energy and energy-related minerals educa-
Interaction with internationally renowned visiting scholars.
tion programs in the areas of energy development, utilization,
Industrial collaborations that provide equipment, materials
and conservation, and provide a basis for informed energy-
and services.
related state policies and actions.
Research experience at industrial plants or national labo-
Colorado Institute for for Energy,
ratories.
Materials and Computational Science
Professional experience and exposure before nationally
recognized organizations through student presentations
The Colorado Institute for Energy, Materials and Compu-
of university research.
tational Science (CIEMACS) is an interdisciplinary research
Direct involvement in national welding, materials, and
institute involving research active faculty and students from
engineering professional societies.
several academic departments at the Colorado School of
Mines. These faculty and students have expertise in the
Chevron Center of Research
chemistry, physics and engineering of energy conversion
Excellence
processes, including solid oxide and PEMS fuel cells, clean
The Chevron Center of Research Excellence (CoRE) is a
fuels, combustion experimentation and modeling, materials
partnership between the Colorado School of Mines (CSM)
synthesis in flames, atomistic materials modeling and the de-
and Chevron (CVX) to conduct research on sedimentary ar-
velopment of optical measurement techniques for combus-
chitecture and reservoir characterization and modeling. The
tion systems and reactive flows. CIEMACS is also a CSM
center supports the development of new earth science tech-
focal point for high performance computing. It is home to
nology while providing CVX international employees the op-
the CIEMACS-CHEETAH teraflop computing laboratory
portunity to earn advanced degrees.
and to GECO-the Golden Energy Computing Organization.
GECO is a collaborative project with CSM academic depart-
Colorado Center for Advanced
ments, the National Center for Atmospheric Research
Ceramics
(NCAR) and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory
The Colorado Center for Advanced Ceramics (CCAC) is
(NREL) focused on high performance computing in the en-
developing the fundamental knowledge that is leading to im-
ergy, geological and materials sciences.
portant technological developments in advanced ceramics and
Colorado Institute for Macromolecular
composite materials. Established at CSM in April 1988 as a
joint effort between CSM and the Coors Ceramics Company
Science and Engineering
(now CoorsTek), the Center is dedicated to excellence in re-
The Colorado Institute for Macromolecular Science and
search and graduate education in high technology ceramic and
Engineering (CIMSE) was established in 1999 by an inter-
composite materials. The goal of the Center is to translate ad-
disciplinary team of faculty from several CSM departments.
vances in materials science into new and improved ceramic
It is sponsored by the National Science Foundation, the Envi-
fabrication processes and ceramic and composite materials.
ronmental Protection Agency, the United States Department
Current research projects cover a broad spectrum of materials
of Agriculture, and the Department of Energy.
and phenomena including fuel cell, solar cell and battery ma-
The mission of the Institute is to enhance the training and
terials; nano-scale powder preparation and mechanics; ce-
research capabilities of CSM in the area of polymeric and
ramic-metal composites; interparticle forces; layered
other complex materials as well as to promote education in
materials for ballistic applications; and mechanical properties
the areas of materials, energy, and the environment.
of thin films. Current projects are supported by both industry
Fourteen CSM faculty members from eight departments
and government and several students are performing their re-
are involved with the Institute’s research. The research vol-
search through a collaboration with the National Renewable
ume is more than $1 million and supports around 15 full-time
Energy Laboratory located in Golden. Each project involves
graduate students in polymers, nanotechnology, colloids, mi-
research leading to a graduate thesis of a student.
crofluidics, and complex fluids. Current research projects in-
Colorado Energy Research Institute
clude plastics and nanocomposites from renewable resources,
Originally established in 1974 and reestablished in 2004,
novel methods for synthesizing polymers and self-assem-
the Colorado Energy Research Institute (CERI) promotes re-
bling nanostructures, microfluidic flow manipulation for
search and educational activities through networking among
chemical and biological separations, and theory and compu-
all constituencies in Colorado, including government agen-
tational study of complex matter.
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CIMSE works to improve the educational experience of
International Ground Water Modeling
undergraduate and graduate students in polymers and com-
Center
plex fluids as well as to maintain state-of-the-art lab facili-
ties. The science and engineering of materials is a core
The International Ground Water Modeling Center
competency of CSM, and CIMSE will play an important role
(IGWMC) is an information, education, and research center
in ensuring that our students remain competitive.
for ground-water modeling established at Holcomb Research
Institute in 1978, and relocated to the Colorado School of
Energy and Minerals Field Institute
Mines in 1991. Its mission is to provide an international focal
The Energy and Minerals Field Institute is an educational ac-
point for ground-water professionals, managers, and educa-
tivity serving Colorado School of Mines students and external
tors in advancing the use of computer models in ground-
audiences. The goal of the Institute is to provide better under-
water resource protection and management. IGWMC
standing of complex regional issues surrounding development
operates a clearinghouse for ground-water modeling soft-
of western energy and mineral resources by providing firsthand
ware; organizes conferences, short courses and seminars; and
experience that cannot be duplicated in the classroom. The In-
provides technical advice and assistance related to ground
stitute conducts field programs for educators, the media, gov-
water. In support of its information and training activities,
ernment officials, industry, and the financial community. The
IGWMC conducts a program of applied research and devel-
Institute also hosts conferences and seminars throughout the
opment in ground-water modeling.
year dealing with issues specific to western resources develop-
Kroll Institute for Extractive Metallurgy
ment. Students involved in Institute programs are afforded a
unique opportunity to learn about the technological, economic,
The Kroll Institute for Extractive Metallurgy (KIEM), a
environmental, and policy aspects of resource development.
Center for Excellence in Extractive Metallurgy, was estab-
lished at the Colorado School of Mines in 1974 using a be-
Excavation Engineering and Earth
quest from William J. Kroll. Over the years, the Kroll
Mechanics Institute
Institute has provided support for a significant number of
The Excavation Engineering and Earth Mechanics Institute
undergraduate and graduate students who have gone on to
(EMI), established in 1974, combines education and research
make important contributions to the mining, minerals and
for the development of improved excavation technology. By
metals industries. The initial endowment has provided a great
emphasizing a joint effort among research, academic, and
foundation for the development of a more comprehensive
industrial concerns, EMI contributes to the research, devel-
program to support industry needs.
opment and testing of new methods and equipment, thus
The primary objectives of the Kroll Institute are to provide
facilitating the rapid application of economically feasible
research expertise, well-trained engineers to industry, and re-
new technologies.
search and educational opportunities to students, in the areas
Current research projects are being conducted throughout
of minerals, metals and materials processing; extractive and
the world in the areas of tunnel, raise and shaft boring, rock
chemical metallurgy; chemical processing of materials; and
mechanics, micro-seismic detection, machine instrumenta-
recycling and waste treatment and minimization.
tion and robotics, rock fragmentation and drilling, materials
Marathon Center of Excellence for
handling systems, innovative mining methods, and mine de-
Reservoir Studies
sign and economics analysis relating to energy and non-fuel
minerals development and production. EMI has been a pio-
Marathon Center of Excellence for Reservoir Studies con-
neer in the development of special applications software and
ducts collaborative research on timely topics of interest to the
hardware systems and has amassed extensive databases and
upstream segment of the petroleum industry and provides rel-
specialized computer programs. Outreach activities for the
evant technical service support, technology transfer, and
Institute include the offering of short courses to the industry,
training to the Center's sponsors. Research includes sponsor-
and sponsorship and participation in major international con-
ship of M.S. and Ph.D. graduate students, while technology
ferences in tunneling, shaft drilling, raise boring and mine
transfer and training involve one-on-one training of practic-
mechanization.
ing engineers and students from the sponsoring companies.
The Center is a multi-disciplinary organization housed in the
The full-time team at EMI consists of scientists, engineers,
Petroleum Engineering Department. The Center activities
and support staff. Graduate students pursue their thesis work
call for the collaboration of the CSM faculty and graduate
on Institute projects, while undergraduate students are em-
students in various engineering and earth sciences disciplines
ployed in research.
together with local world-class experts. The Center was initi-
ated with a grant from Marathon Oil Company in 2003 and
has been serving the oil industry around the world. The cur-
rent research topics include: modeling and evaluation of un-
conventional oil and gas resources, reservoir engineering
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aspects of horizontal and deviated wells, Non-Darcy flow ef-
Reservoir Characterization Project
fects in hydraulic fractures and naturally fractured reservoirs,
The Reservoir Characterization Project (RCP), established
streamline modeling in dual-porosity reservoirs, multi-scale
in 1985 at Colorado School of Mines, is an industry-sponsored
simulation methods to capture the fine-scale heterogeneity
research consortium. Its mission is to develop and apply 4-D,
effects in displacement processes, modeling of transient flow
9-C seismology and associated technologies for enhanced
in hydraulically fractured horizontal wells, naturally frac-
reservoir recovery. Each multi-year research phase focuses
tured reservoirs containing multiple sets of intersecting frac-
on a consortium partner’s unique field location, where multi-
tures, numerical modeling of reservoirs containing sparse
component seismic data are recorded, processed and inter-
naturally fractured regions, improved modeling of matrix
preted to define reservoir heterogeneity and architecture.
vertical flow in dual-porosity reservoirs, steam assisted grav-
Each field study has resulted in the development and ad-
ity drainage (SAGD) for medium gravity foamy oil reser-
vancement of new 3- and 4-D multicomponent acquisition,
voirs.
processing, and interpretation technology, which has led to
Petroleum Exploration and Production additional hydrocarbon recovery. Research currently focuses
Center
on dynamic reservoir characterization, which enables moni-
toring of the reservoir production process.
The Petroleum Exploration and Production Center (PEPC)
is an interdisciplinary educational and research organization
The Reservoir Characterization Project promotes interdis-
specializing in applied studies of petroleum reservoirs. The
ciplinary research and education among industry and stu-
center integrates disciplines from within the Departments of
dents in the fields of geophysics, geology and geological
Geology and Geological Engineering, Geophysics and Petro-
engineering, and petroleum engineering.
leum Engineering.
PEPC offers students and faculty the opportunity to par-
ticipate in research areas including: improved techniques for
exploration, drilling, completion, stimulation and reservoir
evaluation techniques; characterization of stratigraphic
architecture and flow behavior of petroleum reservoirs at
multiple scales; evaluation of petroleum reserves and re-
sources on a national and worldwide basis; and development
and application of educational techniques to integrate the
petroleum disciplines.
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Section 7 - Services
Arthur Lakes Library
with central academic computing systems and laboratories
JOANNE V. LERUD-HECK, Librarian and Library Director
located in the Green Center, CTLM, Writing Center, and
LISA G. DUNN, Librarian
Library. In addition, AC&N’s academic department support
LAURA A. GUY, Librarian
services group provides support services for many depart-
ROBERT K. SORGENFREI, Librarian
mental servers, laboratories, and desktops.
LISA S. NICKUM, Associate Librarian
CHRISTOPHER THIRY, Associate Librarian
Central computing accounts and services are available to
PATRICIA E. ANDERSEN, Assistant Librarian
registered students and current faculty and staff members.
CHRISTINE BAKER, Assistant Librarian
Information about hours, services, and the activation of new
PAMELA M. BLOME, Assistant Librarian
accounts is available on the web site at http://www.mines.edu/
MEGAN TOMEO, Assistant Librarian
academic/computer/, directly from the front desk of the
HEATHER L. WHITEHEAD, Assistant Librarian
Computing Center (Green Center 231) or CTLM locations,
Arthur Lakes Library is a regional information center for
or by calling (303) 273-3431.
engineering, energy, minerals, materials, and associated engi-
Workrooms in several locations on campus contain net-
neering and science fields. The Library supports education
worked PCs and workstations. Printers, scanners, digitizers,
and research programs at CSM and is committed to meeting
and other specialized resources are available for use in some
the information needs of the CSM community and all library
of the locations.
users.
In addition to central server and facilities operations,
The Library has over 140,000 visitors a year and is a cam-
services provided to the campus community include e-mail,
pus center for learning, study and research. Facilities include
wired and wireless network operation and support, modem
meeting space, a campus computer lab, and individual and
pools, access to the commodity Internet, Internet 2, and Na-
group study space. We host many cultural events during the
tional Lambda Rail, network security, volume and site licens-
year, including concerts and art shows.
ing of software, on-line training modules, videoconferencing,
The librarians provide personalized help and instruction,
and campus web site and central systems administration and
and assist with research. The Library's collections include
support. In addition, support and administration is provided
more than 500,000 books; thousands of print and electronic
for some academic department servers, laboratories, and
journals; hundreds of databases; one of the largest map col-
desktops. AC&N manages and supports the central course
lections in the West; an archive on CSM and western mining
management system (Blackboard), calendaring services,
history; and several special collections. The Library is a se-
printing, short-term equipment loan, and room scheduling for
lective U.S. and Colorado state depository with over 600,000
some general computer teaching classrooms.
government publications.
All major campus buildings are connected to the comput-
Catalyst, the Library's Web-based catalog, provides access
ing network operated by AC&N and many areas of the cam-
to Library collections and your user account. Our databases
pus are covered by the wireless network. All residence halls
allow users to find publications for general use, classroom
and the Mines Park housing complex are wired for network
assignments or research. Students and faculty can use most
access and some fraternity and sorority houses are also di-
of the Library's electronic databases and publications from
rectly connected to the network.
any computer on the campus network, including those in net-
All users of Colorado School of Mines computing and net-
worked CSM residential facilities. Dial-up and Internet ac-
working resources are expected to comply with all policies
cess are available out of network.
related to the use of these resources. Policies are posted at
Arthur Lakes Library is a member of the Colorado Al-
http://www.mines.edu/academic/computer/policies/. For
liance. Students and faculty can use their library cards at
more information about AC&N, see the web pages at
other Alliance libraries, or can order materials directly using
http://www.mines.edu/academic/computer/.
Prospector, a regional Web-based catalog. Materials can also
Copy Center
be requested from anywhere in the world through interlibrary
Located on the first floor of Guggenheim Hall, the Copy
loan.
Center offers on-line binding, printed tabs, and halftones.
Academic Computing and Networking
Printing can be done on all paper sizes from odd-sized origi-
DEREK WILSON, Director & CIO
nals. Some of the other services offered are GBC and Velo
PHIL ROMIG, III, Associate Director
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
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to students, faculty, and staff. The Copy Center campus
Bunker Memorial Auditorium, which seats 1,386, has a
extension is 3202.
large stage that may be used for lectures, concerts, drama
CSM Alumni Association
productions, or for any occasion when a large attendance is
expected.
(CSMAA) The Colorado School of Mines Alumni Associ-
ation, established in 1895, serves the Colorado School of
Friedhoff Hall contains a dance floor and an informal
Mines and its alumni. Services and benefits of membership
stage. Approximately 600 persons can be accommodated at
include:
tables for banquets or dinners. Auditorium seating can be
arranged for up to 450 people.
Mines, a quarterly publication covering campus and
alumni news; an online directory of all Mines alumni for net-
Petroleum Hall and Metals Hall are lecture rooms seating
working purposes; on-line job listings; section activities that
123 and 310, respectively. Each room has audio visual equip-
provide social and networking connections to the campus and
ment. In addition, the Green Center houses the modern Com-
other Mines alumni around the world; invitations to local and
puting Center and the Department of Geophysics.
annual alumni meetings, reunions, golf tournaments and
INTERLINK Language Center (ESL)
other special events on and off campus; awards, including the
The INTERLINK Language program combines intensive
opportunity to nominate outstanding fellow alumni and be
English language instruction (ESL) with academic training
nominated yourself; CSM library privileges for Colorado res-
and cultural orientation to prepare students for their studies at
idents; access to career service aids, including High Impact
CSM. Designed for international students in engineering and
Job Search; and discounts with partner vendors.
the sciences, the program prepares students for a successful
Benefits for current Colorado School of Mines students are
transition to their new academic and cultural environment.
legacy grants for children or grandchildren of alumni; the
The curriculum focuses on individual student needs, utilizing
Student Financial Assistance Program; recognition banquets
experiential learning projects, media technology (video, film,
for graduating seniors/ graduate students; the CSMAA Men-
computers, TV, radio, the Internet) and various sources and
torship program, pairing students with alumni for profes-
resources in the surrounding community. Successful comple-
sional development; assistance and support of School events
tion of the program may entitle academically qualified stu-
such as Homecoming; alumni volunteer assistance in student
dents to begin their academic studies without a TOFEL score.
recruiting; Order of the Engineer ceremonies; and various
The program is open to adults who have completed sec-
other programs that enrich students' lives via alumni involve-
ondary school in good standing (grade point average of C+
ment.
or above) and are able to meet their educational and living
For further information, call 303-273-3295, FAX 303-273-
expenses. For further information contact INTERLINK Lan-
3583, e-mail csmaa@mines.edu, or write Mines Alumni As-
guage Center (ESL) at:
sociation, 1600 Arapahoe Street, P.O. Box 1410, Golden, CO
INTERLINK Language Center (ESL)
80402-1410.
Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO 80401
Environmental Health and Safety
http://www.eslus.com
The Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) Department
http://www.mines.edu/Outreach/interlink
is located in Chauvenet Hall room 194. The Department pro-
Email: interlinkcsm@mines.edu
vides a variety of services to students, staff and faculty mem-
Tele: 303-279-9389
bers. Functions of the Department include: hazardous waste
Fax: 303-278-4055
collection and disposal; chemical procurement and distribu-
LAIS Writing Center
tion; chemical spill response; assessment of air and water
Located in room 311 Stratton Hall (phone: 303-273-3085),
quality; fire safety; laboratory safety; industrial hygiene; ra-
the LAIS Writing Center is a teaching facility providing all
diation safety; biosafety; and recycling. Staff is available to
CSM students, faculty, and staff with an opportunity to
consult on issues such as chemical exposure control, hazard
enhance their writing abilities. The LAIS Writing Center
identification, safety systems design, personal protective
faculty are experienced technical and professional writing
equipment, or regulatory compliance. Stop by our office or
instructors who are prepared to assist writers with every-
call 303 273-3316. The EHS telephone is monitored nights
thing from course assignments to scholarship and job appli-
and weekends to respond to spills and environmental emer-
cations. This service is free to CSM students, faculty, and
gencies.
staff and entails one-to-one tutoring and online resources (at
Green Center
http://www.mines.edu/academic/lais/wc/).
Completed in 1971, the Cecil H. and Ida Green Graduate
and Professional Center is named in honor of Dr. and Mrs.
Green, major contributors to the funding of the building.
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Off-Campus Study
(3) Contribute to the economic growth of the community,
A student must enroll in an official CSM course for any
state, and nation through facilitating technology trans-
period of off-campus, course-related study, whether U.S. or
fer to the commercial sector;
foreign, including faculty-led short courses, study abroad, or
(4) Retain and motivate faculty by rewarding entrepre-
any off-campus trip sponsored by CSM or led by a CSM fac-
neurship;
ulty member. The registration must occur in the same term
that the off-campus study takes place. In addition, the stu-
(5) Utilize OTT opportunities to advance high-quality
dent must complete the necessary release, waiver, and emer-
faculty and students;
gency contact forms, transfer credit pre-approvals, and
(6) Generate a new source of revenue for CSM to expand
FERPA release, and provide adequate proof of current health
the school’s research and education.
insurance prior to departure. For additional information con-
Public Relations
cerning study abroad requirements, contact the Office of In-
The communications staff in the President's Office is re-
ternational Programs at (303) 384-2121; for other
sponsible for public relations and marketing initiatives at
information, contact the Registrar’s Office.
Mines. For information about the School's publications
Office of International Programs
guidelines, including the use of Mines logos, and for media-
The Office of International Programs (OIP) fosters and
related requests, contact Marsha Williams, Director of Inte-
facilitates international education, research and outreach at
grated Marketing Communications, at 303-273-3326 or
CSM. OIP is administered by the Office of Academic Affairs.
marswill@mines.edu; or Karen Gilbert, Public Relations
OIP is located in 109 Stratton Hall. For more specific
Specialist, at 303-273-3541 or Karen.Gilbert@is.mines.edu.
information about study abroad and other international pro-
Registrar
grams, contact OIP at 384-2121 or visit the OIP web page
LARA MEDLEY, Registrar
(http://www.mines.edu/Academic/lais/OIP/).
TRICIA DOUTHIT-PAULSON, Associate Registrar
The office works with the departments and divisions of the
DAHL GRAYCKOWSKI, Assistant Registrar
JUDYWESTLEY, Records Specialist
School to: (1) help develop and facilitate study abroad oppor-
ADRIENEE BRITO, Registration Specialist
tunities for CSM students while serving as an informational
and advising resource for them; (2) assist in attracting new
The Office of the Registrar supports the academic mission
international students to CSM; (3) serve as a resource for
of the Colorado School of Mines by providing service to our
faculty and scholars of the CSM community, promoting
current and former students, faculty, staff, and administra-
faculty exchanges, faculty-developed overseas learning
tion. These services include maintaining and protecting the
opportunities, and the pursuit of collaborative international
integrity and security of the official academic record, regis-
research activities; (4) foster international outreach and tech-
tration, degree verification, scheduling and reporting. Our
nology transfer programs; (5) facilitate arrangements for offi-
office routinely reviews policy, makes recommendations for
cial international visitors to CSM; and (6) in general, helps
change, and coordinates the implementation of approved pol-
promote the internationalization of CSM’s curricular pro-
icy revisions.
grams and activities. OIP promotes and coordinates the
The Office of the Registrar seeks to fulfill this mission
submission of Fulbright, Rhodes, Churchill, Goldwater, Mor-
through a commitment to high quality service provided in a
ris K. Udall and Marshall Scholarship programs on campus.
professional, efficient and courteous manner. Our specific
Office of Technology Transfer
services include but are not limited to:
The purpose of the Office of Technology Transfer (OTT)
l Enrollment and degree verifications
is to reward innovation and entrepreneurial activity by stu-
l Transcripts
dents, faculty and staff, recognize the value and preserve
l Degree auditing and diplomas (undergraduate)
ownership of CSM's intellectual property, and contribute to
l Transfer credit entry and verification
local and national the economic growth. OTT reports directly
l Veteran's Administration Certifying Official services
to the Vice President of Research and Technology Transfer
l Registration setup and execution
and works closely with the school's office of Legal Services
l Course and room scheduling
to coordinate activities. Through its internal technical review
l Academic and enrollment reporting
team and external Advisory Board, OTT strives to:
l Residency for current students
l Grade collection, reporting and changes
(1) Initiate and stimulate entrepreneurship and develop-
ment of mechanisms for effective investment of
Management of the Registrar's Office adheres to the guide-
CSM’s intellectual capital;
lines on professional practices and ethical standards devel-
(2) Secure CSM’s intellectual properties generated by
oped by the American Association of Collegiate Registrars
faculty, students, and staff;
and Admissions Officers (AACRAO). Our office also com-
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plies with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of
Telecommunications
1974 (FERPA), Colorado Department of Higher Education
The Telecommunications Office is located in the CTLM
rules and policies, and the Colorado School of Mines policies
building 2nd floor east end room 256 and provides telephone
on confidentiality and directory information.
services to the Campus. Local telephone service is provided,
The Registrar's Office is located in the Student Center,
as part of the housing rates (optional for Mines Park resi-
Room 31. Hours of operation are Monday through Friday,
dence). The Telecommunications Office provides mainte-
8am - 5pm. The office phone number is (303) 273-3200.
nance for telephone lines and services. Students will need to
The fax number is (303) 384-2253. Lara Medley represents
bring or purchase their own calling line ID device if they
Colorado School of Mines as the Registrar. She is normally
choose to take advantage of this feature.
available on a walk-in basis (when not in meetings) if a stu-
The Telecommunications Office provides long distance
dent or other client has an issue that needs special attention.
services for the Residence Halls, Sigma Nu house, Fiji house,
Appointments are also welcomed.
PI PHI House, ALPHA PHI House, SIGMA KAPPA House
Research Administration
and Mines Park housing areas through individual account
The Office of Research Administration (ORA), under the
codes. Long distance rates for domestic calling are 0.05 cents
Associate Vice President for Finance and Operations and
per minute, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. International
Controller, provides administrative support in proposal
rates are available at the Telecommunications Office or
preparation and contract and grant administration, which in-
through the Web at http://www.is.mines.edu/telecomm/
cludes negotiation, account set-up, and close out of expired
Students/StudRate.asp. Accounts are issued by request at
agreements. Information on any of these areas of research
any time. Monthly long distance charges are assessed to the
and specific forms can be accessed on our web site at
student accounts by the 5th of each month for calls made the
www.is.mines.edu/ors.
prior month, and invoices are mailed directly to students at
their campus address. Questions regarding the above services
Special Programs and Continuing
should be directed to the Telecommunications Office by call-
Education (SPACE)
ing (303) 273-3000 or 1-800-446-9488 and saying Telecom-
The SPACE Office offers short courses, special pro-
munications, or via the Web at http://www.is.mines.edu/
grams, and professional outreach programs to practicing
telecomm/.
engineers and other working professionals. Short courses,
Women in Science, Engineering and
offered both on the CSM campus and throughout the US,
provide concentrated instruction in specialized areas and are
Mathematics (WISEM) Program
taught by faculty members, adjuncts, and other experienced
The mission of WISEM is to enhance opportunities for
professionals. The Office offers a broad array of program-
women in science and engineering careers, to increase reten-
ming for K-12 teachers and students through its Teacher
tion of women at CSM, and to promote equity and diversity
Enhancement Program, and the Denver Earth Science Project.
in higher education. The office sponsors programs and serv-
The Office also coordinates educational programs for inter-
ices for the CSM community regarding gender and equity
national corporations and governments through the Inter-
issues. For further information, contact: Debra K. Lasich,
national Institute for Professional Advancement and hosts the
Executive Director of Women in Science, Engineering
Mine Safety and Health Training Program. A separate bulletin
and Mathematics, Colorado School of Mines, 1133 17th
lists the educational programs offered by the SPACE Office,
Street, Golden, CO 80401-1869, or call (303) 273-3097;
CSM, 1600 Arapahoe St., Golden, CO 80401. Phone: 303
dlasich@mines.edu or http://www.mines.edu/Academic/
273-3321; FAX 303 273-3314; email space@mines.edu;
affairs/wisem/.
website www.mines.edu/Outreach/Cont_Ed.
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Directory of the School
BOARD OF TRUSTEES
KIRSTEN VOLPI, 2005-B.S., University of Colorado; CPA;
JOHN K. COORS CoorsTek, Inc., 16000 Table Mountain
Associate Vice President for Finance and Administration
Parkway, Golden, CO 80403
PETER HAN, 1993-A.B., University of Chicago; M.B.A.,
DEANN CRAIG 536 Milwaukee Street, Denver, CO 80206
University of Colorado; Vice President for Institutional
Advancement
FRANK DeFILIPPO Bledsoe, DeFilippo, Rees, LLC, 1675
Broadway, Suite 2440, Denver, CO 80202
JOHN POATE, 2006-B.S., M.S., Melbourne University;
M.A., Ph.D., Australian National University; Vice President
L. ROGER HUTSON Paladin Energy Partners, LLC, 410
for Research and Technology Transfer
17th Street, Suite 1200, Denver CO 80202
ARTHUR B. SACKS, 1993-B.A., Brooklyn College; M.A.,
MICHAEL S. NYIKOS 2285 El Rio Drive, Grand Junction,
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison; Associate Vice
CO 81503
President for Academic and Faculty Affairs; Professor of
TERRANCE G. TSCHATSCHULA Aspen Petroleum Prod-
Liberal Arts and International Studies
ucts, 2121 S. Oneida Street, Suite 625, Denver, CO 80224
BARBARA M. OLDS, 1984-B.A., Stanford University;
DAVID. J. WAGNER David Wagner & Associates, P.C.,
M.A., Ph.D., University of Denver; Associate Vice President
8400 E. Prentice Ave., Englewood, CO 80111
for Educational Innovation; Professor of Liberal Arts and In-
APRIL NELSON Student Representative
ternational Studies
EMERITUS MEMBERS OF BOT
DANIEL MONTEZ, 2003-B.S., University of Northern Col-
orado; M.S., University of Colorado at Denver; Associate
Ms. Sally Vance Allen
Vice President for Planning and Policy Analysis
Mr. Joseph Coors, Jr.
Mr. William K. Coors
MICHAEL DOUGHERTY, 2003-B.A., Cumberland College:
Mr. Frank Erisman
M.B.A., University of Alaska Anchorage; Associate Vice
Mr. Hugh W. Evans
President for Human Resources
Mr. Jack Grynberg
A. WILLIAM YOUNG, 1974-B.S., North Carolina State
Rev. Don K. Henderson
University; M.S., University of Denver; Associate Vice Pres-
Mr. Anthony L. Joseph
ident for Student Life and Director of Enrollment Manage-
Ms. Karen Ostrander Krug
ment
Mr. J. Robert Maytag
LORING ABEYTA, 2006-B.A., University of Denver; M.A.,
Mr. Terence P. McNulty
St. Thomas Seminary; Ph.D., University of Denver, Interim
Mr. Donald E. Miller
Principal Tutor and Program Director, Guy T. McBride, Jr.
Mr. F. Steven Mooney
Honors Program
Mr. Randy L. Parcel
Mr. David D. Powell, Jr.
SARAH ANDREWS, 2005-B.S., Indiana University, Assis-
Mr. John A. Reeves, Sr.
tant Director of Admissions
Mr. Fred R. Schwartzberg
LINDA J. BALDWIN, 1994-B.S., Iowa State University;
Mr. Ted P. Stockmar
Continuing Education Program Coordinator
Mr. Charles E. Stott, Jr.
GEOFFREY B. BARSCH, 2004-B.S., Colorado State Uni-
Mr. J. N. Warren
versity; Director, Budget and Planning
Mr. James C. Wilson
GARY L. BAUGHMAN, 1984-B.S.Ch.E., Ohio University;
ADMINISTRATION
M.S., Ph.D., Colorado School of Mines; Director of Special
MYLES W. SCOGGINS, 2006-B.S., Ph.D., University of
Programs and Continuing Education
Tulsa; M.S., University of Oklahoma; President
DAVID G. BEAUSANG, 1993-B.S., Colorado State Univer-
NIGEL T. MIDDLETON, 1990-B.Sc., Ph.D., University of
sity; Computing Support Specialist
the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg; Executive Vice President
HEATHER BOYD, 1990-B.S., Montana State University;
for Academic Affairs and Dean of Faculty; Professor of
M.Ed., Colorado State University; Senior Assistant Director
Engineering, P.E., S. Africa
of Admissions
HAROLD R. CHEUVRONT, 1976-84, 1985-B.S., M.A.,
THOMAS M. BOYD, 1993-B.S., M.S., Virginia Polytechnic
West Virginia University; Ph.D., University of Northern Colo-
Institute and State University; Ph.D., Columbia University;
rado; Vice President for Student Life and Dean of Students
Dean of Graduate Studies; Associate Professor of Geo-
physics
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RONALD L. BRUMMETT, 1993-B.A., Metropolitan State
LINN HAVELICK, 1988-B.A., M.S., University of Colorado
College; M.A., University of Northern Colorado; M.B.A.,
at Denver; CIH; Director, Environmental Health & Safety
University of Colorado Denver; Director of CSM Career
ESTHER HENRY, 2006-B.A, B.S., Purdue University, J.D.,
Center and the Office for Student Development and Aca-
Indiana University; Associate Counsel
demic Services
MARIE HORMICHEL, 2007-B.A., University of Wisconsin
CAROL R. CHAPMAN, 1999-B.A.,Wells College; M.P.A.,
at Stevens Point, M.S., Minnesota State University at
University of Colorado; Special Assistant to the President
Mankato; Recruitment Coordinator
DIXIE CIRILLO, 1991-B.S., University of Northern Colo-
CHRISTINA JENSEN, 1999-B.A., M.S., San Diego State
rado; Assistant Director of Financial Aid and NCAA Com-
University; Assistant Director, Admission and Financial Aid
pliance Coordinator
EVE JORDAL, 2000-Executive Assistant to the Vice Presi-
JULIE COAKLEY, 2001-B.S., University of Toledo; M.S.,
dent for Student Life and Dean of Students
University of Toledo; Executive Assistant to the Vice Presi-
dent for Academic Affairs
JOHN KANE, 2000-B.A., University of Colorado Boulder;
Director of Materials Management
THERESE DEEGAN-YOUNG, 1987-B.A., St. Louis Uni-
versity; M.A., University of Colorado; Student Development
LISA KINZEL, 2006-B.A., State University of New York at
Center Counselor
Geneseo; Executive Assistant to the Vice President for Re-
search and Technology Transfer
TERRANCE DINKEL, 1999-B.S., University of Colorado;
M.S., American Technological University; Program Coordi-
MELVIN L. KIRK, 1995-B.S., M.A., University of Northern
nator, Mine Safety and Health Program
Colorado; Student Development Center Counselor
STEPHEN DMYTRIW, 1999-B.S., University of Nevada;
ROBERT KNECHT, 1977-P.E., M.S., Ph.D., Colorado School
Program Coordinator, Mine Safety and Health Program
of Mines; Director of EPICS
JENNIFER DOANE, 2005-B.A., Colorado State University,
ROGER A. KOESTER, 1989-B.A., Grinnell College; M.B.A.,
M.A., University of Colorado, Colorado Springs; Assistant
Drake University; Director of Financial Aid
Director of Student Activities
DAVID LARUE, 1998-B.A., St. Thomas Seminary College;
LOUISA DULEY, 2000-B.S., Western State College; Assis-
M.A., University of Colorado at Denver; Ph.D., University of
tant Director of Admissions
Colorado at Boulder; Computer Support Specialist
RHONDA L. DVORNAK, 1994-B.S., Colorado School of
DEBRA K. LASICH, 1999-B.S., Kearney State College; M.A.,
Mines; Continuing Education Program Coordinator
University of Nebraska; Executive Director of the Women in
Science, Engineering, and Mathematics (WISEM) Program
ROBERT FERRITER, 1999-A.S., Pueblo Junior College;
B.S., M.S., Colorado School of Mines; Director, Mine Safety
BRANDON LEIMBACH, 2002-B.A., M.A., St. Mary’s
and Health Program
College; Recreation Center Director and Recreational Sports
Director
RICHARD FISCHER, 1999-B.A., St. John’s University;
Program Coordinator, Mine Safety and Health Program
A. EDWARD MANTZ, 1994-B.S., Colorado School of
Mines; Director of Green Center
DAN FOX, 2005-B.S., Montana State University, M.S., East-
ern New Mexico University, Ph.D., University of Northern
ROBERT MASK, 2007-B.B.A., Sam Houston State Univer-
Colorado; Director of Student Life
sity; Director of Campus I.D. Card Services
MELODY A. FRANCISCO, 1988-89, 1991-B.S., Montana
MICHAEL McGUIRE, 1999-Engineer of Mines, Colorado
State University; Continuing Education Program Coordinator
School of Mines; Program Coordinator, Mine Safety and
Health Program
GEORGE FUNKEY, 1991-M.S., Michigan Technological
University; Director of Information Services
JERRY MARTINEZ, 2005-B.S., Metropolitan State College;
Assistant Director of Financial Aid
LISA GOBERIS, 1998-B.S., University of Northern Colo-
rado; Assistant Director of Student Life
LARA MEDLEY, 2003-B.S., University of Colorado at
Boulder; M.P.A., University of Colorado at Denver; Registrar
KATHLEEN GODEL-GENGENBACH, 1998-B.A., M.A.,
University of Denver; Ph.D., University of Colorado; Direc-
DEREK MORGAN, 2003- B.S., University of Evansville;
tor, Office of International Programs
M.S., Colorado State University; Director of Student Activities
BRUCE P. GOETZ, 1980-84, 1987- B.A., Norwich Univer-
DAG NUMMEDAL, 2004-B.A., M.A., University of Oslo;
sity; M.S., M.B.A., Florida Institute of Technology; Director
Ph.D., University of Illinois; Executive Director of the Colo-
of Admissions
rado Energy Research Institute
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SNEHA PARIKH-HAMILTON, 2005-B.A., B.S., University
EMERITI
of California at San Diego; M.A. California Polytechnic Uni-
GEORGE S. ANSELL, B.S., M.S., Ph.D., Rensselaer Poly-
versity at San Luis Obispo; Advising Coordinator
technic Institute; Emeritus President and Professor of Metal-
ANITA PARISEAU, 2004-B.S., Ithaca College; Director of
lurgical Engineering, P.E.
Alumni Relations/Executive Director CSM Alumni Association
THEODORE A. BICKART, B.E.S., M.S.E., D.Engr., The
TRICIA DOUTHIT PAULSON, 1998-B.S., M.S., Colorado
Johns Hopkins University; Emeritus President and Professor
School of Mines; Associate Registrar
of Engineering
ROGER PIERCE, 2000-B.S.,Wisconsin Institute of Technol-
GUY T. McBRIDE, JR. B.S., University of Texas; D.Sc.,
ogy; Program Coordinator, Mine Safety and Health Program
Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Emeritus President, P.E.
JAMES L. PROUD, 1994-B.S., University of Wisconsin,
JOHN U. TREFNY, B.S., Fordham College; Ph.D., Rutgers
Whitewater; M.A., California State Polytechnic University;
University; Emeritus President, Professor of Physics
Continuing Education Program Coordinator
JOHN F. ABEL, JR. E.M., M.Sc., E.Sc., Colorado School of
ANGIE REYES, 1997-B.A., Chadron State College; Student
Mines; Emeritus Professor of Mining Engineering
System Manager.
R. BRUCE ALLISON, B.S., State University of New York at
DEBRA S. ROBERGE, R.N., N.P., 2007-B.S., University of
Cortland; M.S., State University of New York at Albany;
New Hampshire; M.S., Boston College; Director, Student
Emeritus Professor of Physical Education and Athletics
Health Center
WILLIAM R. ASTLE, B.A., State University of New York at
PHILLIP ROMIG III, 1999-B.A., Nebraska Wesleyan Uni-
New Paltz; M.A., Columbia University; M.A., University of
versity; M.S. and Ph.D., University of Nebraska; Network
Illinois; Emeritus Professor of Mathematical and Computer
Engineer and Security Specialist
Sciences
ANDREA SALAZAR, 1999-B.A., Colorado State University;
ROBERT M. BALDWIN, B.S., M.S., Iowa State University;
Assistant Director of Admissions
Ph.D., Colorado School of Mines; Emeritus Professor of
SYDNEY SANDROCK, 1995-Assistant to the Vice President
Chemical Engineering
for Finance and Operations
BARBARA B. BATH, B.A., M.A., University of Kansas;
ERIC SCARBRO, 1991-B.S., University of South Carolina;
Ph.D., American University; Emerita Associate Professor of
M.S., Colorado School of Mines; Financial Systems Manager
Mathematical and Computer Sciences
LINDA SHERMAN, 2006-B.S., University of Colorado;
RAMON E. BISQUE, B.S., St. Norbert’s College; M.S.
M.A., University of Phoenix; Assistant Director of the Career
Chemistry, M.S. Geology, Ph.D., Iowa State College;
Center
Emeritus Professor of Chemistry and Geochemistry
JAHI SIMBAI, 2000-B.S., M.B.A., University of Colorado at
NORMAN BLEISTEIN, B.S., Brooklyn College; M.S.,
Boulder; Director of Graduate Recruiting and Admissions
Ph.D., New York University; University Emeritus Professor
of Mathematical and Computer Sciences
SANDRA SIMS, 2004-B.S., Pennsylvania State University,
M.S., Florida Institute of Technology, PsyD, Florida Institute
ARDEL J. BOES, B.A., St. Ambrose College; M.S., Ph.D.,
of Technology; Counselor
Purdue University; Emeritus Professor of Mathematical and
Computer Sciences
THOMAS E. SPICER, 2004-B.S., Fort Hays State Univer-
sity; M.S., Fort Hays State University; Director of Athletics
AUSTIN R. BROWN, B.A., Grinnell College; M.A., Ph.D.,
and Head of Physical Education Department
Yale University; Emeritus Professor of Mathematical and
Computer Sciences
KHANH Q. VU, 2006-B.S., Colorado School of Mines; Mi-
nority Engineering Program Director
JAMES T. BROWN, B.A., Ph.D., University of Colorado;
Emeritus Professor of Physics
ANNE STARK WALKER, 1999-B.S., Northwestern Univer-
sity; J.D., University of Denver; General Counsel
W. REX BULL, B.Sc., App. Diploma in Mineral Dressing,
Leeds University; Ph.D., University of Queensland; Emeritus
MARSHA WILLIAMS, 1998-B.S., Kansas State University;
Professor of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
M.S., University of Colorado; Director of Integrated Market-
ing Communications
ANNETTE L. BUNGE, B.S., State University of New York
at Buffalo; Ph.D., University of California at Berkeley;
DEREK J. WILSON, 1982-B.S., University of Montana;
Emeritus Professor of Chemical Engineering
Chief Information Officer and Director of the Computing
Center
BETTY J. CANNON, B.A., M.A., University of Alabama;
Ph.D., University of Colorado; Emeritus Associate Professor
ED ZUCKER, 2001-B.A., M.S., University of Arizona;
of Liberal Arts and International Studies
Computing Services Support Manager
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F. EDWARD CECIL, B.S., University of Maryland; M.A.,
EDWARD G. FISHER, B.S., M.A., University of Illinois;
Ph.D., Princeton University; Emeritus Professor of Physics
Emeritus Professor of English
RICHARD L. CHRISTIANSEN, 1990-B.S.Ch.E., University
DAVID E. FLETCHER, B.S., M.A., Colorado College;
of Utah; Ph.D.Ch.E., University of Wisconsin-Madison;
M.S.B.A., Ph.D., University of Denver; Emeritus Professor
Emeritus Associate Professor of Petroleum Engineering
of Economics and Business
W. JOHN CIESLEWICZ, B.A., St. Francis College; M.A.,
ROBERT H. FROST, Met.E. Ph.D., Colorado School of
M.S., University of Colorado; Emeritus Associate Professor
Mines; S.M.,M.E., Massachusetts Institute of Technology;
of Slavic Studies and Foreign Languages
Emeritus Associate Professor of Metallurgical and Materials
JOHN A. CORDES, B.A., J.D., M.A., University of Iowa;
Engineering
Ph.D., Colorado State University; Emeritus Associate Pro-
S. DALE FOREMAN, B.S., Texas Technological College;
fessor of Economics and Business
M.S., Ph.D., University of Colorado; Emeritus Professor of
TIMOTHY A. CROSS, B.A., Oberlin College; M.S., Univer-
Civil Engineering, P.E.
sity of Michigan; Ph.D., University of Southern California;
JAMES H. GARY B.S., M.S., Virginia Polytechnic Institute;
Emeritus Associate Professor of Geology and Geological En-
Ph.D., University of Florida; Emeritus Professor of Chemical
gineering
Engineering
STEPHEN R. DANIEL, Min. Eng.- Chem., M.S., Ph.D.,
DONALD W. GENTRY, B.S., University of Illinois; M.S.,
Colorado School of Mines; Emeritus Professor of Chemistry
University of Nevada; Ph.D., University of Arizona; Emeritus
and Geochemistry
Professor of Mining Engineering, P.E.
GERALD L. DEPOORTER, B.S., University of Washing-
JOHN O. GOLDEN, B.E., M.S., Vanderbilt University;
ton; M.S., Ph.D., University of California at Berkeley;
Ph.D., Iowa State University; Emeritus Professor of
Emeritus Associate Professor of Metallurgical and Materials
Chemical Engineering
Engineering
JOAN P. GOSINK, B.S., Massachusetts Institute of Technol-
JOHN A. DeSANTO, 1983-B.S., M.A., Villanova Univer-
ogy; M.S., Old Dominion University; Ph.D., University of
sity; M.S., Ph.D., University of Michigan; Emeritus Profes-
California - Berkeley; Emerita Professor of Engineering
sor of Mathematical and Computer Sciences
THOMAS L. T. GROSE, B.S., M.S., University of Washing-
RICHARD H. DeVOTO, A.B., Dartmouth College; M.Sc.,
ton; Ph.D., Stanford University; Emeritus Professor of Geol-
Thayer School of Engineering Dartmouth College; D.Sc., Colo-
ogy and Geological Engineering
rado School of Mines; Emeritus Professor of Geology, P.E.
RAYMOND R. GUTZMAN, A.B., Fort Hays State College;
DEAN W. DICKERHOOF, B.S., University of Akron; M.S.,
M.S., State University of Iowa; Emeritus Professor of Mathe-
Ph.D., University of Illinois; Professor Emeritus of Chem-
matical and Computer Sciences
istry and Geochemistry
FRANK A. HADSELL, B.S., M.S., University of Wyoming;
DONALD I. DICKINSON, B.A., Colorado State University;
D.Sc., Colorado School of Mines; Emeritus Professor of
M.A., University of New Mexico; Emeritus Professor of Lib-
Geophysics
eral Arts and International Studies
JOHN P. HAGER, B.S., Montana School of Mines; M.S., Mis-
J. PATRICK DYER, B.P.E., Purdue University; Emeritus
souri School of Mines; Sc.D., Massachusetts Institute of
Associate Professor of Physical Education and Athletics
Technology; Emeritus Hazen Research Professor of Extrac-
WILTON E. ECKLEY, A.B., Mount Union College; M.A.,
tive Metallurgy; Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
The Pennsylvania State University; Ph.D., Case Western
FRANK G. HAGIN, B.A., Bethany Nazarene College; M.A.,
Reserve University; Emeritus Professor of Liberal Arts and
Southern Methodist University; Ph.D., University of Colorado;
International Studies
Emeritus Professor of Mathematical and Computer Sciences
GLEN R. EDWARDS, Met. Engr., Colorado School of
JOHN W. HANCOCK, A.B., Colorado State College; Emeritus
Mines; M.S., University of New Mexico; Ph.D., Stanford
Professor of Physical Education and Athletics
University; University Emeritus Professor of Metallurgical
ROBERT C. HANSEN, E.M., Colorado School of Mines;
and Materials Engineering
M.S.M.E., Bradley University; Ph.D., University of Illinois;
KENNETH W. EDWARDS, B.S., University of Michigan;
Emeritus Professor of Engineering, P.E.
M.A., Dartmouth College; Ph.D., University of Colorado;
PETER HARTLEY, B.A., M.A., University of Colorado;
Emeritus Professor of Chemistry and Geochemistry
Ph.D., University of New Mexico; Emeritus Associate Pro-
JOHN C. EMERICK, B.S., University of Washington; M.A.,
fessor of Liberal Arts and International Studies
Ph.D., University of Colorado; Emeritus Associate Professor
JOHN D. HAUN, A.B., Berea College; M.A., Ph.D., Univer-
of Environmental Science and Engineering
sity of Wyoming; Emeritus Professor of Geology, P.E.
Colorado School of Mines
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T. GRAHAM HEREFORD, B.A., Ph.D. University of
R. EDWARD KNIGHT. B.S., University of Tulsa; M.A.,
Virginia; Emeritus Professor of Liberal Arts and Inter-
University of Denver; Emeritus Professor of Engineering
national Studies
KENNETH E. KOLM, B.S., Lehigh University; M.S., Ph.D.,
JOHN A. HOGAN, B.S., University of Cincinnati; M.A.,
University of Wyoming; Emeritus Associate Professor of En-
Lehigh University; Emeritus Professor of Liberal Arts and
vironmental Science and Engineering
International Studies
GEORGE KRAUSS, B.S., Lehigh University; M.S., Sc.D.,
GREGORY S. HOLDEN, B.S., University of Redlands;
Massachusetts Institute of Technology; University Emeritus
M.S.,Washington State University; Ph.D., University of
Professor of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, P.E.
Wyoming; Emeritus Associate Professor of Geology and Ge-
DONALD LANGMUIR, A.B., M.A., Ph.D., Harvard Univer-
ological Engineering
sity; Emeritus Professor of Chemistry and Geochemistry and
MATTHEW J. HREBAR, III, B.S., The Pennsylvania State
Emeritus Professor of Environmental Science & Engineering
University; M.S., University of Arizona; Ph.D., Colorado
KENNETH L. LARNER, B.S., Colorado School of Mines;
School of Mines; Emeritus Associate Professor of Mining
Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology; University
Engineering
Emeritus Professor of Geophysics
NEIL F. HURLEY, B.S., University of Southern California;
WILLIAM B. LAW, B.Sc., University of Nevada; Ph.D., Ohio
M.S., University of Wisconsin at Madison; Ph.D., University
State University; Emeritus Associate Professor of Physics
of Michigan; Emeritus Charles Boettcher Distinguished
Chair in Petroleum Geology and Geology and Geological
KEENAN LEE, B.S., M.S., Louisiana State University;
Engineering
Ph.D., Stanford University; Emeritus Professor of Geology
and Geological Engineering
WILLIAM A. HUSTRULID, B.S., M.S., Ph.D., University
of Minnesota; Emeritus Professor of Mining Engineering
V. ALLEN LONG, A.B., McPherson College; A.M., Univer-
sity of Nebraska; Ph.D., University of Colorado; Emeritus
RICHARD W. HUTCHINSON, B.Sc., University of Western
Professor of Physics
Ontario; M.Sc., Ph.D., University of Wisconsin; Charles
Franklin Fogarty Professor in Economic Geology; Emeritus
GEORGE B. LUCAS, B.S., Tulane University; Ph.D., Iowa
Professor of Geology and Geological Engineering
State University; Emeritus Professor of Chemistry and Geo-
chemistry
ABDELWAHID IBRAHIM, B.S., University of Cairo; M.S.,
University of Kansas; Ph.D., Michigan State University;
DONALD L. MACALADY, B.S., The Pennsylvania State
Emeritus Associate Professor of Geophysics
University; Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison; Emeri-
tus Professor of Chemistry and Geochemistry
JAMES G. JOHNSTONE, Geol.E., Colorado School of
Mines; M.S., Purdue University; (Professional Engineer);
DONALD C.B. MARSH, B.S., M.S., University of Arizona;
Emeritus Professor of Civil Engineering
Ph.D., University of Colorado; Emeritus Professor of Mathe-
matical and Computer Sciences
ALEXANDER A. KAUFMAN, Ph.D., Institute of Physics of
the Earth, Moscow; D.T.Sc., Siberian Branch Academy; Emer-
SCOTT J. MARSHALL, B.S., University of Denver; Emeritus
itus Professor of Geophysics
Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering, P.E.
MARVIN L. KAY, E.M., Colorado School of Mines; Emeritus
JEAN P. MATHER, B.S.C., M.B.A., University of Denver;
Director of Athletics
M.A., Princeton University; Emeritus Professor of Mineral
Economics
GEORGE KELLER, B.S., M.S., Ph. D., Pennsylvania State
University, Emeritus Professor of Geophysics
FRANK S. MATHEWS, B.A., M.A., University of British
Columbia; Ph.D., Oregon State University; Emeritus Profes-
THOMAS A. KELLY, B.S., C.E., University of Colorado;
sor of Physics
Emeritus Professor of Basic Engineering, P.E.
RUTH A. MAURER, B.S., M.S., Colorado State University;
GEORGE H. KENNEDY, B.S., University of Oregon; M.S.,
Ph.D., Colorado School of Mines; Emerita Associate Profes-
Ph.D., Oregon State University; Emeritus Professor of
sor of Mathematical and Computer Sciences
Chemistry and Geochemistry
ROBERT S. McCANDLESS, B.A., Colorado State College;
ARTHUR J. KIDNAY, P.R.E., D.Sc., Colorado School of
Emeritus Professor of Physical Education and Athletics
Mines; M.S., University of Colorado; Emeritus Professor of
Chemical Engineering
MICHAEL B. McGRATH, B.S.M.E., M.S., University of
Notre Dame; Ph.D., University of Colorado; Emeritus Pro-
RONALD W. KLUSMAN, B.S., M.A., Ph.D., Indiana Uni-
fessor of Engineering
versity; Emeritus Professor of Chemistry and Geochemistry
BILL J. MITCHELL, B.S., M.S., Ph.D., University of Okla-
homa; Emeritus Professor of Petroleum Engineering
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KARL R. NELSON, Geol.E., M.S., Colorado School of
FRANKLIN D. SCHOWENGERDT, B.S., M.S., Ph.D., Uni-
Mines; Ph.D., University of Colorado; Emeritus Associate
versity of Missouri at Rolla; Emeritus Professor of Physics
Professor of Engineering, P.E.
MAYNARD SLAUGHTER, B.S., Ohio University; M.A.,
GABRIEL M. NEUNZERT, B.S., M.Sc., Colorado School of
University of Missouri; Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh;
Mines; (Professional Land Surveyor); Emeritus Associate
Emeritus Professor of Chemistry and Geochemistry
Professor of Engineering
JOSEPH D. SNEED, B.A., Rice University; M.S., University
KATHLEEN H. OCHS, B.A., University of Oregon;
of Illinois; Ph.D., Stanford University; Emeritus Professor of
M.A.T.,Wesleyan University; M.A., Ph.D., University of
Liberal Arts and International Studies
Toronto; Emerita Associate Professor of Liberal Arts and
CHARLES W. STARKS, Met.E., M.Met.E, Colorado School
International Studies
of Mines; Emeritus Associate Professor of Chemistry, P.E.
MICHAEL J. PAVELICH, B.S., University of Notre Dame;
FRANKLIN J. STERMOLE, B.S., M.S., Ph.D., Iowa State
Ph.D., State University of New York at Buffalo; Emeritus
University; Emeritus Professor of Chemical Engineering/
Professor of Chemistry and Geochemistry
Mineral Economics; P.E.
ROBERT W. PEARSON, P.E., Colorado School of Mines;
ROBERT J. TAYLOR, BAE School of the Art Institute;
Emeritus Associate Professor of Physical Education and
M.A., University of Denver; Emeritus Associate Professor of
Athletics and Head Soccer Coach
Engineering
ANTON G. PEGIS, B.A.,Western State College; M.A.,
JOHN E. TILTON, B.A., Princeton University; M.A.,
Ph.D., University of Denver; Emeritus Professor of English
Ph.D.,Yale University; University Emeritus Professor of
HARRY C. PETERSON, B.S.M.E., Colorado State Univer-
Economics and Business
sity; M.S., Ph.D., Cornell University; Emeritus Professor of
A. KEITH TURNER, B.Sc., Queen’s University, Kingston,
Engineering
Ontario; M.A., Columbia University; Ph.D., Purdue Univer-
ALFRED PETRICK, JR., A.B., B.S., M.S., Columbia Uni-
sity; Emeritus Professor of Geology and Geological Engi-
versity; M.B.A., University of Denver; Ph.D., University of
neering, P.E.
Colorado; Emeritus Professor of Mineral Economics, P.E.
ROBERT G. UNDERWOOD, B.S., University of North Car-
THOMAS PHILIPOSE, B.A., M.A., Presidency College-
olina; Ph.D., University of Virginia; Emeritus Associate Pro-
University of Madras; Ph.D., University of Denver; Univer-
fessor of Mathematical and Computer Sciences
sity Emeritus Professor of Liberal Arts and International
FUN-DEN WANG, B.S., Taiwan Provincial Cheng-Kung
Studies
University; M.S., Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana;
STEVEN A. PRUESS, B.S., Iowa State University; M.S.,
Emeritus Professor of Mining Engineering
Ph.D., Purdue University; Emeritus Professor of Mathematical
JOHN E. WARME, B.A., Augustana College; Ph.D., Univer-
and Computer Sciences
sity of California at Los Angeles; Emeritus Professor of Ge-
DENNIS W. READEY, B.S., University of Notre Dame;
ology and Geological Engineering
Sc.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Emeritus Her-
ROBERT J. WEIMER, B.A., M.A., University of Wyoming;
man F. Coors Distinguished Professor of Ceramic Engineer-
Ph.D., Stanford University; Emeritus Professor of Geology
ing; Emeritus Professor of Metallurgical and Materials
and Geological Engineering, P.E.
Engineering
WALTER W. WHITMAN, B.E., Ph.D., Cornell University;
SAMUEL B. ROMBERGER, 1974-B.S., Ph.D., The Penn-
Emeritus Professor of Geophysics
sylvania State University; Emeritus Professor of Geology
and Geological Engineering
RONALD V. WIEDENHOEFT, B.C.E., Cornell University;
M.A., University of Wisconsin; Ph.D., Columbia University;
PHILLIP R. ROMIG, JR., B.S., University of Notre Dame;
Emeritus Professor of Liberal Arts and International Studies
M.S., Ph.D., Colorado School of Mines; Emeritus Professor
of Geophysics
THOMAS R. WILDEMAN, B.S., College of St. Thomas;
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin; Emeritus Professor of
ODED RUDAWSKY, B.S., M.S., Ph.D., The Pennsylvania
Chemistry and Geochemistry
State University; Emeritus Professor of Mineral Economics
KAREN B. WILEY, 1981-B.A., Mills College; M.A., Ph.D.,
ARTHUR Y. SAKAKURA, B.S., M.S., Massachusetts Insti-
University of Colorado; Emerita Associate Professor of Lib-
tute of Technology; Ph.D., University of Colorado; Emeritus
eral Arts and International Studies
Associate Professor of Physics
JOHN T. WILLIAMS, B.S., Hamline University; M.S., Uni-
MIKLOS D. G. SALAMON, Dipl.Eng., Polytechnical Uni-
versity of Minnesota; Ph.D., Iowa State College; Emeritus
versity, Hungary; Ph.D., University of Durham, England;
Professor of Chemistry and Geochemistry
Emeritus Professor of Mining Engineering
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DON L. WILLIAMSON, B.S., Lamar University; M.S., Ph.D.,
ANTHONY DEAN, 2000-B.S., Springhill College; A.M.,
University of Washington; Emeritus Professor of Physics
Ph.D., Harvard University; William K. Coors Distinguished
ROBERT D. WITTERS, B.A., University of Colorado;
Chair in Chemical Engineering and Professor of Chemical
Ph.D., Montana State College; Emeritus Professor of Chem-
Engineering
istry and Geochemistry
JOHN R. DORGAN, 1992-B.S., University of Massachusetts
ROBERT E. D. WOOLSEY, B.S., M.S., Ph.D., University of
Amherst; Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley; Profes-
Texas at Austin; Emeritus Professor of Economics and Busi-
sor of Chemical Engineering
ness and of Mathematical and Computer Sciences
RODERICK G. EGGERT, 1986-A.B., Dartmouth College;
BAKI YARAR, B.Sc., M.Sc., Middle East Technical Univer-
M.S., Ph.D., The Pennsylvania State University; Professor of
sity, Ankara; Ph.D., University of London; Emeritus Profes-
Economics and Business and Division Director
sor of Mining Engineering
JAMES F. ELY, 1981-B.S., Butler University; Ph.D., Indiana
F. RICHARD YEATTS, B.S., The Pennsylvania State Univer-
University; Professor of Chemical Engineering and Head of
sity; M.S., Ph.D., University of Arizona; Emeritus Professor
Department
of Physics
GRAEME FAIRWEATHER, 1994-B.Sc., Ph.D., University
VICTOR F. YESAVAGE, B.Ch.E., The Cooper Union;
of St. Andrews Scotland; Professor of Mathematical and
M.S.E., Ph.D., University of Michigan; Emeritus Professor
Computer Sciences and Head of Department
of Chemical Engineering
THOMAS E. FURTAK, 1986-B.S., University of Nebraska;
PROFESSORS
Ph.D., Iowa State University; Professor of Physics
MICHAEL L. BATZLE, 2007-B.S., University of California,
MAHADEVAN GANESH, 2003- Ph.D., Indian Institute of
Riverside; PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology,
Technology; Professor of Mathematical and Computer Sciences
Baker Hughes Professor of Petrophysics and Borehole Geo-
RAMONA M. GRAVES, 1981-B.S., Kearney State College;
physics
Ph.D., Colorado School of Mines; Professor of Petroleum
BERNARD BIALECKI, 1995-M.S., University of Warsaw,
Engineering and Interim Department Head
Poland; Ph.D., University of Utah; Professor of Mathemati-
D. VAUGHAN GRIFFITHS, 1994-B.Sc., Ph.D., D.Sc.,
cal and Computer Sciences
University of Manchester; M.S., University of California
TRACY CAMP, 1998-B.A. Kalamazoo College; M.S. Michi-
Berkeley; Professor of Engineering
gan State University; Ph.D. College of William and Mary;
DAVE HALE, 2004-B.S., Texas A&M University; M.S.,
Professor of Mathematical and Computer Sciences
Ph.D., Stanford University; Charles Henry Green Professor
REUBEN T. COLLINS, 1994-B.A., University of Northern
of Exploration Geophysics
Iowa; M.S., Ph.D., California Institute of Technology; Pro-
WENDY J. HARRISON, 1988-B.S., Ph.D., University of
fessor of Physics
Manchester; Professor of Geology and Geological Engineering
JOHN T. CUDDINGTON, 2005-B.A., University of Regina;
WILLY A. M. HEREMAN, 1989-B.S., M.S., Ph.D., State
M.A., Simon Fraser University; M.S., Ph.D., University of
University of Ghent, Belgium; Professor of Mathematical
Wisconsin; William J. Coulter Professor of Mineral Econom-
and Computer Sciences
ics and Professor of Economics and Business
MURRAY W. HITZMAN, 1996-A.B., Dartmouth College;
JOHN B. CURTIS, 1990-B.A., M.S., Miami University;
M.S., University of Washington; Ph.D., Stanford University;
Ph.D., The Ohio State University; Professor of Geology and
Charles Franklin Fogarty Distinguished Chair in Economic
Geological Engineering
Geology; Professor of Geology and Geological Engineering
KADRI DAGDELEN, 1992-B.S., M.S., Ph.D., Colorado
BRUCE D. HONEYMAN, 1992-B.S., M.S., Ph.D, Stanford
School of Mines; Professor of Mining Engineering
University; Professor of Environmental Science and Engi-
CAROL DAHL, 1991-B.A., University of Wisconsin; Ph.D.,
neering
University of Minnesota; Professor of Economics and Business
TISSA ILLANGASEKARE, 1998-B.Sc., University of Cey-
GRAHAM A. DAVIS, 1993-B.S., Queen's University at
lon, Peradeniya; M. Eng., Asian Institute of Technology;
Kingston; M.B.A., University of Cape Town; Ph.D., The
Ph.D., Colorado State University; Professor and AMAX Distin-
Pennsylvania State University; Professor of Economics and
guished Chair in Environmental Science and Engineering, P.E.
Business
PAUL W. JAGODZINSKI, 2001-B.S., Polytechnic Institute
THOMAS L. DAVIS, 1980-B.E., University of Saskatchewan;
of Brooklyn; Ph. D., Texas A&M; Professor of Chemistry
M.Sc., University of Calgary; Ph.D., Colorado School of
and Geochemistry
Mines; Professor of Geophysics
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MICHAEL J. KAUFMAN, 2007-B.S., Ph.D., University of
JAMES A. McNEIL, 1986-B.S., Lafayette College; M.S.,
Illinois, Urbana, Professor of Metallurgical and Materials
Ph.D., University of Maryland; Professor of Physics and
Engineering
Head of Department
HOSSEIN KAZEMI, 2004-B.S.,University of Texas at
DINESH MEHTA, 2000-B.Tech., Indian Institute of Tech-
Austin; Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin; Chesebro' Dis-
nology; M.S., University of Minnesota; Ph.D., University of
tinguished Chair in Petroleum Engineering; Professor of Pe-
Florida; Professor of Mathematical and Computer Sciences
troleum Engineering
NIGEL T. MIDDLETON, 1990-B.Sc., Ph.D., University of
ROBERT J. KEE, 1996-B.S., University of Idaho; M.S.
the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg; Executive Vice President
Stanford University; Ph.D., University of California at Davis;
for Academic Affairs and Dean of Faculty; Professor of En-
George R. Brown Distinguished Professor of Engineering
gineering, P.E., S. Africa
ROBERT H. KING, 1981-B.S., University of Utah; M.S., Ph.D.,
RONALD L. MILLER, 1986-B.S., M.S., University of
The Pennsylvania State University; Professor of Engineering
Wyoming; Ph.D., Colorado School of Mines; Professor of
DANIEL M. KNAUSS, 1996-B.S., The Pennsylvania State
Chemical Engineering
University; Ph.D., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State
BRAJENDRA MISHRA, 1997-B. Tech. Indian Institute of
University; Professor of Chemistry and Geochemistry and In-
Technology; M.S., Ph.D., University of Minnesota; Professor
terim Department Head
of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
FRANK V. KOWALSKI, 1980-B.S., University of Puget
CARL MITCHAM, 1999-B.A., M.A., University of Colo-
Sound; Ph.D., Stanford University; Professor of Physics
rado; Ph.D., Fordham University; Professor of Liberal Arts
STEPHEN LIU, 1987-B.S., M.S., Universitdade Federal de
and International Studies
MG, Brazil; Ph.D., Colorado School of Mines; Professor of
JOHN J. MOORE, 1989-B.Sc., University of Surrey, England;
Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, CEng, U.K.
Ph.D., D. Eng.,University of Birmingham, England; Trustees
NING LU, 1997-B.S. Wuhan University of Technology; M.S.,
Professor of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, and
Ph.D. Johns Hopkins University; Professor of Engineering
Head of Department
MARK T. LUSK, 1994-B.S., United States Naval Academy;
KEVIN L. MOORE, 2005-B.S.E.E., Louisiana State Univer-
M.S., Colorado State University; Ph.D., California Institute
sity; M.S.E.E., University of Southern California; Ph.D.E.E.,
of Technology; Professor of Engineering and Professor of
Texas A&M University; Gerard August Dobelman Chair &
Physics
Professor of Engineering
PATRICK MacCARTHY, 1976-B.Sc., M.Sc., University
GRAHAM G. W. MUSTOE, 1987-B.S., M.Sc., University
College, Galway, Ireland; M.S., Northwestern University;
of Aston; Ph.D., University College Swansea; Professor of
Ph.D., University of Cincinnati; Professor of Chemistry and
Engineering
Geochemistry
WILLIAM C. NAVIDI, 1996-B.A., New College; M.A.,
DAVID W.M. MARR, 1995-B.S., University of California,
Michigan State University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Cali-
Berkeley; M.S., Ph.D., Stanford University; Professor of
fornia at Berkeley; Professor of Mathematical and Computer
Chemical Engineering
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; Associate Vice President
and Computer Sciences
for Educational Innovation; Professor of Liberal Arts and In-
ternational Studies
GERARD P. MARTINS, 1969-B.Sc., University of London;
Ph.D., State University of New York at Buffalo; Professor of
GARY R. OLHOEFT, 1994-B.S.E.E., M.S.E.E, Massachu-
Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
setts Institute of Technology; Ph.D., University of Toronto;
Professor of Geophysics
DAVID K. MATLOCK, 1972-B.S., University of Texas at
Austin; M.S., Ph.D., Stanford University; Charles F. Fogarty
DAVID L. OLSON, 1972-B.S.,Washington State University;
Professor of Metallurgical Engineering sponsored by the
Ph.D., Cornell University; John H. Moore Distinguished Pro-
ARMCO Foundation; Professor of Metallurgical and
fessor of Physical Metallurgy; Professor of Metallurgical and
Materials Engineering, P.E.
Materials Engineering, P.E.
J. THOMAS McKINNON, 1991-B.S., Cornell University;
UGUR OZBAY, 1998-B.S., Middle East Technical Univer-
Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Professor of
sity of Ankara; M.S., Ph.D., University of the Witwatersrand;
Chemical Engineering
Professor of Mining Engineering
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LEVENT OZDEMIR, 1977-B.S., M.S., Ph.D., Colorado
JOHN G. SPEER, 1997-B.S., Lehigh University; Ph.D.,
School of Mines; Director of Excavation Engineering and Earth
Oxford University; Professor of Metallurgical and Materials
Mechanics Institute and Professor of Mining Engineering, P.E.
Engineering
ERDAL OZKAN, 1998-B.S., M.Sc., Istanbul Technical Uni-
JEFF SQUIER, 2002-B.S., M.S., Colorado School of Mines;
versity; Ph.D., University of Tulsa; Professor of Petroleum
Ph.D., University of Rochester; Professor of Physics
Engineering
P. CRAIG TAYLOR, 2005-A.B., Carleton College; Ph.D.,
EUL-SOO PANG, 1986-B.A., Marshall University; M.A.,
Brown University; Professor of Physics
Ohio University; Ph.D., University of California at Berkeley;
PATRICK TAYLOR, 2003-B.S., Ph.D., Colorado School of
Professor of Liberal Arts and International Studies
Mines; George S. Ansell Distinguished Chair in Metallurgy
TERENCE E. PARKER, 1994-B.S., M.S., Stanford Univer-
and Professor of Metallurgy and Materials Engineering
sity; Ph.D., University of California Berkeley; Professor of
ILYA D. TSVANKIN, 1992-B.S., M.S., Ph.D., Moscow State
Engineering and Division Director of Engineering
University; Professor of Geophysics
EILEEN P. POETER, 1987-B.S., Lehigh University; M.S.,
CHESTER J. VAN TYNE, 1988-B.A., B.S., M.S., Ph.D.,
Ph.D.,Washington State University; Professor of Geology
Lehigh University; FIERF Professor and Professor of Metal-
and Geological Engineering, P.E.
lurgical and Materials Engineering, P.E., PA
IVAR E. REIMANIS, 1994-B.S., Cornell University; M.S.,
CRAIG W. VAN KIRK, 1978-B.S., M.S., University of South-
University of California Berkeley; Ph.D., University of
ern California; Ph.D., Colorado School of Mines; Professor
California Santa Barbara; Professor of Metallurgical and
of Petroleum Engineering
Materials Engineering
KENT J. VOORHEES, 1978-B.S., M.S., Ph.D., Utah State
TIBOR G. ROZGONYI, 1995-B.S., Eger Teachers College,
University; Professor of Chemistry and Geochemistry
Hungary; M.S., Ph.D., Technical University of Miskolc,
Hungary; Professor of Mining Engineering and Head of
MICHAEL R. WALLS, 1992-B.S.,Western Kentucky Uni-
Department
versity; M.B.A., Ph.D., The University of Texas at Austin;
Professor of Economics and Business
ARTHUR B. SACKS, 1993-B.A., Brooklyn College; M.A.,
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison; Associate Vice
J. DOUGLAS WAY, 1994-B.S., M.S., Ph.D., University of
President for Academic and Faculty Affairs; Professor of
Colorado; Professor of Chemical Engineering
Liberal Arts and International Studies
RICHARD F. WENDLANDT, 1987-B.A., Dartmouth College;
NIGEL M. SAMMES, 2007-B.S., Manchester University;
Ph.D., The Pennsylvania State University; Professor of Geol-
M.B.A., Waikato University; Ph.D., Imperial College, Her-
ogy and Geological Engineering
man F. Coors Distiinguished Professor of Ceramic Engineer-
TERENCE K. YOUNG, 1979-1982, 2000-B.A., Stanford
ing of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
University; M.S., Ph.D., Colorado School of Mines; Profes-
JOHN A. SCALES, 1992-B.S., University of Delaware;
sor of Geophysics and Head of Department
Ph.D., University of Colorado; Professor of Physics
ASSOCIATE PROFESSORS
PANKAJ K. (PK) SEN, 2000-B.S., Jadavpur University; M.E.,
HUSSEIN A. AMERY, 1997-B.A., University of Calgary;
Ph.D., Technical University of Nova Scotia. P.E., Professor
M.A.,Wilfrid Laurier University; Ph.D., McMaster University;
of Engineering
Associate Professor of Liberal Arts and International Studies
ROBERT L. SIEGRIST, 1997-B.S., M.S., Ph.D. University
JOEL M. BACH, 2001-B.S., SUNY Buffalo; Ph.D., Univer-
of Wisconsin-Madison; Professor of Environmental Science
sity of California at Davis; Associate Professor of Engineering
and Engineering and Division Director, P.E.
DAVID A. BENSON, 2005-B.S., New Mexico State Univer-
E. DENDY SLOAN, JR., 1976-B.S.Ch.E., M.S., Ph.D.,
sity; M.S., San Diego State University; Ph.D., University of
Clemson University; Weaver Distinguished Professor in
Nevada, Reno; Associate Professor of Geology and Geologi-
Chemical Engineering and Professor of Chemical Engineering
cal Engineering
ROEL K. SNIEDER, 2000-Drs., Utrecht University; M.A.,
JOHN R. BERGER, 1994-B.S., M. S., Ph.D., University of
Princeton University; Ph.D., Utrecht University; W.M. Keck
Maryland; Associate Professor of Engineering
Foundation Distinguished Chair in Exploration Science and
THOMAS M. BOYD, 1993-B.S., M.S., Virginia Polytechnic
Professor of Geophysics
Institute and State University; Ph.D., Columbia University;
STEPHEN A. SONNENBERG, 2007-B.S., M.S., Texas
Dean of Graduate Studies; Associate Professor of Geo-
A&M University; Ph.D., Colorado School of Mines; Profes-
physics
sor of Geology and Geological Engineering and Charles
Boettcher Distinguished Chair in Petroleum Geology
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L. GRAHAM CLOSS, 1978-A.B., Colgate University; M.S.,
MARK E. KUCHTA, 1999- B.S. M.S., Colorado School of
University of Vermont; Ph.D., Queen’s University, Kingston,
Mines; Ph.D., Lulea University of Technology, Sweden; Asso-
Ontario; Associate Professor of Geology and Geological
ciate Professor of Mining Engineering
Engineering, P.E.
YAOGUO LI, 1999-B.S.,Wuhan College of Geology, China;
RONALD R. H. COHEN, 1985-B.A., Temple University;
Ph.D., University of British Columbia; Associate Professor
Ph.D., University of Virginia; Associate Professor of Envi-
of Geophysics
ronmental Science and Engineering
JUAN C. LUCENA, 2002-B.S., M.S., Rensselaer Polytech-
SCOTT W. COWLEY, 1979-B.S., M.S., Utah State Univer-
nic Institute; Ph.D., Virginia Tech; Associate Professor of
sity; Ph.D., Southern Illinois University; Associate Professor
Liberal Arts and International Studies
of Chemistry and Geochemistry
KEVIN W. MANDERNACK, 1996-B.S., University of Wis-
JÖRG DREWES, 2001-Ingenieur cand., Dipl. Ing., Ph.D.,
consin at Madison; Ph.D., University of California San
Technical University of Berlin; Associate Professor of Envi-
Diego; Associate Professor of Chemistry and Geochemistry
ronmental Science and Engineering
JOHN E. McCRAY, 1998-B.S.,West Virginia University; M.S.
CHARLES G. DURFEE, III, 1999-B.S.,Yale University;
Clemson University; Ph.D., University of Arizona; Associate
Ph.D., University of Maryland; Associate Professor of Physics
Professor of Environmental Science and Engineering
MARK EBERHART, 1998 - B.S., M.S. University of Colo-
HUGH B. MILLER, 2005-B.S., M.S., Ph.D., Colorado
rado; Ph.D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Associate
School of Mines; Associate Professor of Mining Engineering
Professor of Chemistry and Geochemistry
MICHAEL MOONEY, 2003-B.S.,Washburn University;
ALFRED W. EUSTES III, 1996-B.S., Louisiana Tech
M.S., University of California, Irvine; Ph.D., Northwestern
University; M.S., University of Colorado at Boulder; Ph.D.,
University; Associate Professor of Engineering
Colorado School of Mines; Associate Professor of Petroleum
BARBARA MOSKAL, 1999-B.S., Duquesne University;
Engineering, P.E.
M.S., Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh; Associate Professor of
LINDA A. FIGUEROA, 1990-B.S., University of Southern
Mathematical and Computer Sciences
California; M.S., Ph.D., University of Colorado; Associate
JUNKO MUNAKATA MARR