2008-09
Offi ce of Undergraduate Studies
Colorado School of Mines
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School of Mines
2008–2009
Undergraduate Bulletin

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Colorado School of Mines
Undergraduate Bulletin
2008–2009

Contents
Academic Calendar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Distributed Core . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Section 1–Welcome . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Combined Undergraduate/Graduate Programs . . . 40
Mission and Goals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Chemical Engineering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
The Academic Environment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Chemistry and Geochemistry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
Student Honor Code . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Economics and Business . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
Academic Integrity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Engineering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61
Policy on Violation of Academic Integrity . . . . . . . . . 6
Environmental Science and Engineering . . . . . . . . 76
Procedures for Addressing Academic Misconduct . . 7
Geology and Geological Engineering . . . . . . . . . . . 80
Penalties for Academic Misconduct . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Oceanography . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87
Appeal Process for Academic Misconduct . . . . . . . . 7
Geophysics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88
History of CSM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Liberal Arts and International Studies . . . . . . . . . . . 95
Unique Programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Mathematical and Computer Sciences . . . . . . . . . 109
Location . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Metallurgical and Materials Engineering . . . . . . . . 117
Accreditation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Mining Engineering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125
Administration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Petroleum Engineering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131
Section 2–Student Life . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Physics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 136
Facilities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Bioengineering and Life Sciences . . . . . . . . . . . . 142
Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Energy Minor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 147
Activities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Materials Science . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 148
Student Honors. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
McBride Honors Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 150
Section 3–Tuition, Fees, Financial
Military Science. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 153
Assistance, Housing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Physical Education and Athletics . . . . . . . . . . . . . 158
Tuition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Section 6–Research Centers and Institutes . . 161
Fees . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Section 7–Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 169
Housing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Academic Computing and Networking . . . . . . . . . 169
Payments and Refunds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Arthur Lakes Library . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 169
Residency Qualifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Copy Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 170
College Opportunity Fund. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
CSM Alumni Association. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 170
Financial Aid and Scholarships. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Environmental Health and Safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . 170
Financial Aid Policies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Green Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 170
Section 4–Living Facilities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
INTERLINK Language Center (ESL) . . . . . . . . . . 170
Residence Halls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
LAIS Writing Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 171
Dining Facilities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Off-Campus Study . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 171
Mines Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Office of International Programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 171
Fraternities, Sororities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Office of Technology Transfer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 171
Private Rooms, Apartments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Public Relations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 171
Section 5–Undergraduate Information . . . . . . . 22
Registrar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 171
Research Administration. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 172
Undergraduate Bulletin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Special Programs and Continuing Education
Admission Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
(SPACE) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 172
Admission Procedures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Telecommunications Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 172
Academic Regulations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Women in Science, Engineering and
Undergraduate Grading System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Mathematics (WISEM) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 172
Academic Probation and Suspension. . . . . . . . . . . 29
Access to Student Records . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Directory of the School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 173
General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Policies and Procedures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 189
Curriculum Changes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Affirmative Action . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 189
Undergraduate Degree Requirements . . . . . . . . . . 33
Unlawful Discrimination Policy and Complaint
Undergraduate Programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Procedure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 189
Course Numbering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Sexual Harassment Policy and Complaint
Student Life. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Procedure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 193
The Core Curriculum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Personal Relationships Policy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 195
Core Areas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 197
Systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
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2008–2009
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Academic Calendar
Fall Semester 2008
Confirmation deadline. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Aug. 18, Monday
Faculty Conference . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Aug. 18, Monday
Classes start (1) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Aug. 19, Tuesday
Graduate Students—last day to register without late fee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Aug. 22, Friday
Labor Day (Classes held) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sept. 1, Monday
Last day to register, add or drop courses without a “W” (Census Day). . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sept. 3, Wednesday
Fall Break . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Oct. 13 & 14, Monday & Tuesday
Midterm grades due . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Oct. 13, Monday
Last day to withdraw from a course—Continuing students . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Oct. 28, Tuesday
Priority Registration Spring Semester . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Nov. 10-14, Monday–Friday
Non-class day pior to Thanksgiving Break . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Nov. 26, Wednesday
Thanksgiving Break . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Nov. 27 –Nov. 28, Thursday–Friday
Last day to withdraw from a course—New students . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dec. 1, Friday
Last day to completely withdraw from CSM. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dec. 4, Thursday
Classes end . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dec. 4, Thursday
Dead Week . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dec. 1-Dec. 5, Monday-Friday
Dead Day . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dec. 5, Friday
Final exams. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dec. 6, 8-11 , Saturday, Monday–Thursday
Semester ends . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dec. 12, Friday
Midyear Degree Convocation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dec. 12, Friday
Final grades due . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dec. 15, Monday
Winter Recess . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dec. 13 –Jan. 6, Saturday–Tuesday
Spring Semester 2009
Confirmation deadline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jan. 6, Tuesday
Classes start (1) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jan. 7, Wednesday
Grad Students—last day to register without late fee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jan. 9, Friday
Last day to register, add or drop courses without a “W” (Census Day) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jan. 22, Thursday
Non-class day - Presidents’ Day. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Feb. 16, Monday
Midterms grades due. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . March 2, Monday
Spring Break . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . March 9-13, Monday-Friday
Last day to withdraw from a course—Continuing students . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . March 24, Tuesday
E-Days . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . April 2-4, Thursday–Saturday
Priority Registration, Field, Summer and Fall Term. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . April 6-10, Monday–Friday
Last day to withdraw from a course—New students. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . April 24, Friday
Last day to completely withdraw from CSM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . April 30, Thursday
Classes end . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . April 30, Thursday
Dead Week. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . April 27-May 1, Monday-Friday
Dead Day . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . May 1, Friday
Final exams . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . May 2, May 4-7 Saturday, Monday–Thursday
Semester ends . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . May 8, Friday
Commencement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . May 8, Friday
Final grades due . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . May 11, Monday
Field/Summer Sessions 2009
First Field Term First Day of Class and Summer Research, Registration (1) . . . . . . . . . . . May 11, Monday
Last day to register, add or drop courses without a “W”—Field Term and Summer Research (Census Day) . . May 15, Friday
Memorial Day (Holiday—No classes held). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . May 25, Monday
Last day to withdraw from First Field Term . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . June 5, Friday
First Field Term ends . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . June 19, Friday
Field Term grades due . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . June 22, Monday
Summer School First Day of Class, Registration (1). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . June 15, Monday
Last day to register, add or drop courses without a “W”—Summer School . . . . . . . . . . . . June 23, Tuesday
Independence Day (Holiday—No classes held) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . July 3, Friday
Second Field Term begins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . July 6, Monday
Last day to register, add or drop courses without a “W”—Second Field Term . . . . . . . . . . . July 10, Friday
Last day to withdraw from Summer School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . July 10, Friday
Last day to withdraw from Second Field Term . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . July 31, Friday
Summer School ends . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Aug. 7, Friday
Summer School grades due . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Aug. 10, Monday
Second Field Term ends . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Aug. 14, Friday
Second Field Term grades due . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Aug. 17, Monday
(1) Petition for changes in tuition classification due in the Registrar’s office for this term.
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Undergraduate Bulletin
2008–2009

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:
the discovery and recovery of the Earth’s resources,
All CSM graduates must have depth in an area of special-
their conversion to materials and energy,
ization, enhanced by hands-on experiential learning, and
their utilization in advanced processes and products,
breadth in allied fields. They must have the knowledge and
and
skills to be able to recognize, define and solve problems
the economic and social systems necessary to ensure
by applying sound scientific and engineering principles.
their prudent and provident use in a sustainable global
These attributes uniquely distinguish our graduates to 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-
Graduates must have the skills to communicate informa-
ences, the social sciences, the humanities, business and their
tion, concepts and ideas effectively orally, in writing, and
union to create processes and products to enhance the qual-
graphically. They must be skilled in the retrieval, interpre-
ity of life of the world’s inhabitants.
tation and development of technical information by various
means, including the use of computer-aided techniques.
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Graduates 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,
Graduates 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
Graduates 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 and a non-voting fac-
ulty member is elected to serve a two-year term by the aca-
in tradition, they are all experiencing continual evolution and
demic faculty. Financial support comes from student tuition
innovation. Recent successes in integrating aspects of the
and fees and from the State through annual appropriations.
curriculum have spurred similar activity in other areas such
These funds are augmented by government and privately
as the geosciences. There, through the medium of computer
sponsored research, private gift support from alumni, corpo-
visualization, geophysicists and geologists are in the process
rations, foundations and other friends.
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Section 2- Student Life
Facilities
and administrative) or professional staff, advises approxi-
Student Center
mately ten students. Transfer students who have successful-
The Ben H. Parker Student Center has recently undergone
ly completed fewer than 17 semester hours register for the
a four million dollar renovation and addition. The building
Freshman Mentor Program in their first semester at CSM.
contains the offices for the Vice President of Student Life and
The Admissions Office advises undecided transfer students,
Dean of Students, the Director of Student Life, Housing,
during their first year, who have successfully completed
Conferences Reservation Office, Student Activities and
more than 17 semester hours. Students remain with their
Greek Advisor, ASCSM Offices, and Student Groups. The
CSM101advisor until a major is declared. An advisor in the
Student Center also contains the student dining hall, the
academic department for the respective major advises stu-
I-Club, a food court, game room, bookstore, and student
dents who have declared the major.
lounges and TV room. There are also a number of meeting
Questions concerning work in a particular course should
rooms and banquet facilities in the Student Center. Another
be discussed with the course instructor. The student's advisor
addition was completed during the summer of 2001 which
can answer general academic program scheduling and ques-
contains meeting rooms and banquet facilities as well as the
tions. Each Faculty Mentor serves as the academic advisor
offices of Admissions/Financial Aid, Cashier, Student
until the student officially declares an academic major with
Development and Academic Services/Services for Students
the Registrar's Office. At that point, the departmental advi-
with Disabilities, International Student Services, Career
sor assumes the role of registration advisement and PIN
Services and the Office of the Registrar, which is part of
assignment. All students assigned a CSM101 Mentor will be
Academic Affairs, is also housed in the Student Center.
issued a PIN for priority registration and must meet individ-
Student Recreation Center
ually with their CSM101 Mentor for academic advising prior
Completed in May, 2007, the 108,000 square foot Student
to receiving their PIN.
Recreation Center, located at the corner of 16th and Maple
Office for Student Development and Academic
Streets in the heart of campus, provides a wide array of facili-
Services
ties and programs designed to meet student's recreational and
The Student Development and Academic Services Office
leisure needs while providing for a healthy lifestyle. The
(SDAS), located in the Student Center, serves as the per-
Center contains a state-of-the-art climbing wall, an eight-
sonal, academic and career counseling center. Through its
lane, 25 meter swimming and diving pool, a cardiovascular
various services, the center acts as a comprehensive resource
and weight room, two multi-purpose rooms designed and
for the personal growth and life skills development of our
equipped for aerobics, dance, martial arts programs and other
students. SDAS houses a library of over 300 books and other
similar activities, a competition gymnasium containing three
materials for checkout, and is home to CSM’s Engineers
full-size basketball courts as well as seating for 2500 people,
Choosing Health Options (ECHO), promoting wise and
a separate recreation gymnasium designed specifically for a
healthy decision making regarding students’ use of alcohol
wide variety of recreational programs, extensive locker room
and other drugs.
and shower facilities, and a large lounge and juice bar facility
Counseling: Experienced, professional counselors offer
intended for relaxing, playing games or watching television.
assistance in a variety of areas. Personal counseling for
In addition to housing the Outdoor Recreation Program as
stress management, relationship issues, wellness education
well as the Intramurals and Club Sports Programs, the Center
and/or improved self image are a few of the areas often
serves as the competition venue for the Intercollegiate Men
requested. Assertiveness, stress management, time manage-
and Women's Basketball Programs, the Intercollegiate
ment, gender issues, personal security, and compatibility
Volleyball Program and the Men and Women's Intercollegiate
with roommates are also popular interactive presentations.
Swimming and Diving Program.
SDAS works closely with other student life departments to
Services
address other issues.
Academic Advising
Academic Services: The staff often conducts workshops
Freshmen are advised under the Freshman Advising and
in areas of interest to college students, such as time manage-
Mentoring Program (CSM101), to establish immediate
ment, learning skills, test taking, preparing for finals and
contact with an academic advisor/mentor in order to:
college adjustment. Advising on individual learning skills is
facilitate the transition from high school to college,
also available.
provide guidance with course selection & registration,
Tutoring and Academic Excellence Workshops: Free
assess and monitor academic progress, and
walk-in tutoring is available to all CSM students for most
provide referrals to appropriate campus resources.
freshmen and sophomore courses. Tutoring in some upper
Each mentor, who is a member of the faculty (academic
division courses is available. Weekly academic excellence
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workshops in introductory calculus, chemistry, and physics
groups and residence hall program. The Students Health
are provided as well.
Center is open Monday through Friday 8-12 and 1-4:45 P.M.
Office of Services for Students with Disabilities
It is staffed by RN’s throughout the day. Physicians coverage
(OSSD): This office serves students with documented dis-
is provided by family practice physicians who are on site for
abilities who are seeking academic accommodations or
two hours daily and on-call at all times.
adjustments. OSSD coordinates CSM's efforts to comply
Dental services are also provided at the Student Health
with the broad mandates of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation
Center. These services are provided by a dentist who has
Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of
scheduled hours two days per week four hours per day.
1990.
Basic services such as x-rays, cleanings, fillings and extrac-
International Student Affairs
tions are available.
International student advising and international student
To be eligible for care, students must be enrolled in four or
services are the responsibility of International Student and
more hours; have paid the Health Center fee if they are part
Scholar Services, located in the Student Center. The Inter-
time and have a completed Health History Form on file at the
national Student and Scholar Services Office coordinates the
Health Center. Supervised by Vice President and Dean of
Host Family Program. Orientation programs for new inter-
Student Life. Phone: (303) 273-3381; FAX: (303) 279-3155.
national students are held at the beginning of each semester.
Motor Vehicles Parking
Visas and work permits are processed through the Inter-
All students are permitted to bring motor vehicles on
national Student Advisor at the International Student and
campus but they must be registered with CSM Public Safety.
Scholar Services Office.
Regulations for parking may be obtained from CSM Public
Office of International Programs/Study Abroad
Safety. Some parking space is restricted, and this must be
The Office of International Programs (OIP), a program in
observed.
Academic Affairs located in Stratton Hall, room 109, devel-
Career Center
ops international opportunities for students and faculty at
The CSM Career Center mission is to assist students in
CSM, including study abroad programs. For information
developing, evaluating, and/or implementing career, educa-
about the international activities of OIP, see p. 111.
tion, and employment decisions and plans. Career develop-
Identification Cards (BLASTER CARD)
ment is integral to the success of CSM graduates and to the
Blaster cards are made in the Student Life Office in the
mission of CSM. All Colorado School of Mines graduates
Parker Student Center, and all new students must have a card
will be able to acquire the necessary skills to enable them to
made as soon as possible after they enroll. Each semester
successfully take personal responsibility for the management
the Student Activities Office issues validation stickers for
of their own careers.
student ID’s, and students can replace lost, stolen, or dam-
In order to accomplish our mission, we provide a compre-
aged Blaster Cards for a small fee.
hensive array of career services:
The Blaster Card can be used as a debit card to make
Career Advice and Counseling
purchases from all campus vending machines, at all campus
Resources to help choose a major
food service facilities, at the campus bookstore, to use any
Individual resume and cover letter critiques
campus laundry facility as well as any campus copying
Individual job search advice
machine, to check material out of the CSM Library and to
Practice video-taped interviews
make purchases at the campus residence halls and may be
Career Planning Services
required to attend various CSM campus activities.
CSM101 Freshman Success Seminar - focusing on ex-
Please visit the website at http://www.is.mines.edu/
ploring and connecting with an academic major at
BlasterCard for more information.
Mines
Student Health Center
Online resources for exploring careers and employers
The Student Health Center, located at 17th and Elm, pro-
"Career Digger" online - short bios describe what re-
vides primary health care to CSM students and their spouses.
cent grads are doing on their jobs
Students pay a $45 fee each semester which entitles them to
"Career Manual" online - resume writing, resume and
unlimited visits with a physician or nurse as well as pre-
cover letter examples, and job search tips
scription and over the counter medications. The health center
Job Search Workshops - successful company research,
also provides wellness education, immunizations, allergy
interviewing, networking skills
shots, flu shots, nutrition counseling and information regard-
Salary and "placement" information
ing a wide range of health concerns. Staff members are also
Company contact information
available to provide health-promotion events for students
Grad school information
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 24 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
zations are:
Residence Hall Association (RHA) is a student-run organ-
Chinese Student Association
ization developed to coordinate and plan activities for stu-
International Student Organization
dents living in the Residence Halls. Its membership is repre-
Japanese Student Association
sented by students from each hall floor. Officers are elected
Kuwaiti Student Association
each fall for that academic year.
Middle Eastern Student Association
Social Fraternities, Sororities
Muslim Student Association
Omani Student Association
There are seven national fraternities and three national
Taiwanese Student Association
sororities active on the CSM campus. Fraternities and
Sororities offer the unique opportunity of leadership, service
Professional Societies
to one’s community, and fellowship. Greeks are proud of the
Professional Societies are generally student chapters of the
number of campus leaders, athletes and scholars that come
national professional societies. As a student chapter, the pro-
from their ranks. Additionally, the Greek social life provides
fessional societies offer a chance for additional professional
a complement to the scholastic programs at Mines. Colorado
development outside the classroom through guest speakers,
School of Mines chapters are
trips, and interactive discussions about the current activities
Alpha Phi
Alpha Tau Omega
in the profession. Additionally, many of the organizations
Beta Theta Pi
Kappa Sigma
offer internship, fellowship and scholarship opportunities.
Phi Gamma Delta
Pi Beta Phi
The Colorado School of Mines chapters are as follows:
Sigma Alpha Epsilon
Sigma Kappa
American Association of Drilling Engineers (AADE)
Sigma Nu
Sigma Phi Epsilon
American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG)
Honor Societies
American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE)
Honor societies recognize the outstanding achievements of
American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical & Petroleum
their members in the areas of scholarship, leadership, and
Engineers (AIME)
service. Each of the CSM honor societies recognize different
American Institute of Professional Geologists (AIPG)
achievements in our students. The Colorado School of Mines
American Ceramic Society (Am. Cer. Soc.)
honor societies, and their representative areas, are as follows:
American Chemical Society
Alpha Phi Omega - Service
American Indian Science & Engineering Society (AISES)
Alpha Sigma Mu - Metals
American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
Blue Key - Service, Scholarship, Activities
American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
Kappa Mu Epsilon. - Mathematics
American Society of Metals (ASM International)
Order of Omega
American Welding Society
Pi Epsilon Tau - Petroleum Engineering
Asian Student Association (ASA)
Tau Beta Pi - Engineering
Association of Engineering & Environmental 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:
from that culture adjust to the Mines campus. These organi-
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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 his wife, Normandy Roden Sacks.
sented annually to a student in physics who, in the opinion of
Ryan Sayers Memorial Award. Presented to a graduating
the Physics Department faculty, has shown exceptional com-
senior in Engineering Physics and/or Mathematical and
petence in a research project.
Computer Sciences in recognition of outstanding academic
Old Timers’ Club Award. A suitable gift is presented to a
achievement and performance of significant research as an
graduating senior who, in the opinion of the Department of
undergraduate.
Mining Engineering, has shown high academic standing in
William D. Waltman, 1899, Award. Provided for by Mr.
coal mining engineering and potential in the coal industry.
Waltman, a cash award and suitably engraved plaque is pre-
The Frank Oppenheimer Memorial Science and Society
sented to the graduating senior whose conduct and scholar-
Award. A plaque and cash award are presented jointly by
ship have been most nearly perfect and who has most nearly
the Division of Liberal Arts and International Studies and the
approached the recognized characteristics of an American
Department of Physics to a freshman for excellence in writ-
gentleman or lady during the recipient’s entire collegiate
ing in the core course "Nature and Human Values" for a writ-
career.
ten work which examines social, ethical, economic, and/or
H.G. Washburn Award. A copy of De Re Metallica by
political issues.
Agricola is awarded in mining engineering for good scholas-
Outstanding Graduating Senior Awards. A suitably
tic record and active participation in athletics.
engraved plaque is presented by each degree-granting depart-
Charles Parker Wedgeforth Memorial Award. Presented
ment to its outstanding graduating senior.
to the most deserving and popular graduating senior.
H. Fleet Parsons Award. A cash award presented for out-
standing service to the School through leadership in student
government.
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2008–2009
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Section 3 - Tuition, Fees,
Financial Assistance, Housing
Tuition and fees are established by the Board of Trustees
Pi Phi Sorority . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $4,330
of the Colorado School of Mines following the annual budget
Sigma Kappa Sorority . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $4,330
process and action by the Colorado General Assembly and
Governor.
All CSM owned Fraternity and Sorority
Houses—Summer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $62/week
Undergraduate Tuition
Resident Meal Plans
The official tuition and approved charges for the 2008-
Marble. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $3,630 (per year)
2009 academic year will be available prior to the start of the
19 meals/week + $50 Munch Money/semester
2008-2009 academic year located at
Quartz . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $3,630 (per year)
http://www.is.mines.edu/budget/budget_current/tuition_rates.pdf
15 meals/week + $100 Munch Money/semester
Fees
Granite . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $3,630 (per year)
The official fees, approved charges, and fee descriptions
150 meals/semester + $200 Munch Money/semester
for the 2008-2009 academic year will be available prior to
Topaz (Mines Park Resident Only)
the start of the 2008-2009 academic year and can be found
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $3,630 (per year)
at: http://www.is.mines.edu/budget/budget_current/fees.pdf.
125 meals/semester + $350 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 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $395
Colorado School of Mines does not automatically assess any
Single Room. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $670
optional fees or charges.
Summer Session (Eight weeks)
Housing
Double Room . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $505
Single Room. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $800
NOTE: Room and board charges are established by the
Board of Trustees (BOT) and are subject to change. Payment
Field Sessions and Summer Session Meal Plans
of room and board charges falls 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*
2008-2009 Academic year. Included is a “flexible” meal plan
Family Housing
which guarantees students a designated number of meals per
1 Bedroom. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $663/month
week or per semester and gives them between $50.00 -
2 Bedroom. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $766/month
$350.00 to spend as they wish on additional meals or any of
Apartment Housing
the other food service establishments. For more information,
1 Bedroom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $663
please contact the Student Life Office at (303) 273-3350.
2 Bedroom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $896
Rates for 2008-2009 (per year)
3 Bedroom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1,194
Residence Halls (Students must choose a meal plan)
*Tenant pays gas and electricity.
Morgan/Thomas/Bradford/Randall Halls
CSM pays water/sewer/public electric. Tenant pays
Double Room . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $3,996
$18.50/month per phone line (optional).
Single Room . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $4,732
Residence Hall Application
Double Room as Single. . . . . . . . . . . . $5,083
Information and application for residence hall space is
WeaverTowers
included in the packet offering admission to the student.
Double Room . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $4,256
Students desiring accommodations are requested to forward
Single Room . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $4,953
their inquiries at the earliest possible date.
Double Room as Single. . . . . . . . . . . . $5,381
The submission of a room application does not in itself
“E” Room, Single . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $5,332
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 . . . . . . . . . . . $4,218
Office. Only upon receipt and written acknowledgement of
Single occupancy room . . . . . . . . . . . . $4,958
the residence hall contract by the Residence Life Office will
Sigma Nu House . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $4,000
the student be assured of a room reservation.
FIJI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $4,430
Rooms and roommates are assigned in accordance with
student preference insofar as possible, with earlier applica-
Alpha Phi Sorority . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $4,330
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
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-
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
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 1. After that date no cancellation will
made.
be accepted except for those who decide not to attend CSM.
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,
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:
Within the next following 7 calendar days, a 40 percent
Cashier
reduction in charges.
1600 Maple Street
Within the next following 7 calendar days, a 20 percent
Colorado School of Mines
reduction in charges.
Golden, CO 80401-1887
After that period, no reduction of charges will be made.
Financial Responsibility
The schedule above applies to the Fall and Spring semesters.
It is important for students to recognize their financial
The time periods for the Summer sessions - Field and Summer -
responsibilities when registering for classes at the school. If
will be adjusted in proportion to the reduced number of days in
students do not fulfill their financial obligations by published
these semesters.
deadlines:
Room and board refunds are pro-rated to the date of checkout
Late payment penalties will accrue on any outstanding
from the Residence Hall. Arrangements must be made with the
balance.
Housing Office. Student health insurance charges are not refund-
Transcripts will not be issued.
able. The insurance remains in effect for the entire semester.
Past due accounts will be turned over to Colorado
PLEASE NOTE: Students receiving federal financial aid
Central Collection Services in accordance with Colo-
under the Title IV programs may have a different refund deter-
rado law.
mined as required by federal law or regulations.
Collection costs will be added to a student’s account.
State of Colorado Residency
The student’s delinquency may be reported to national
credit bureaus.
Qualifications
Late Payment Penalties
A student is classified as a resident or nonresident for tuition
A penalty will be assessed against a student if payment is
purposes at the time admission is granted. The classification is
not received in full by the official day of registration. The
based upon information furnished by the student. The student
penalty is described in the schedule of courses for each
who, due to subsequent events, becomes eligible for resident tu-
semester. If payment is not completed by the sixth week of
ition must make formal application to the Registrar for a change
class, the student may be officially withdrawn from classes.
of status.
Students will be responsible for all collection costs.
A student who willfully gives wrong information to evade
Encumbrances
payment of nonresident tuition shall be subject to serious disci-
A student will not be permitted to register for future
plinary action. The final decision regarding tuition status rests
classes, graduate, or secure an official transcript of his/her
with the Tuition Appeals Committee of Colorado School of
academic record while indebted in any way to CSM. Stu-
Mines.
dents will be responsible for payment of all reasonable costs
of collection.
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2008–2009
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Resident Students
if the petitioner resides in the home), any other factor peculiar
A person whose legal residence is permanently established
to the individual which tends to establish the necessary intent
in Colorado may continue to be classified as a resident stu-
to make Colorado one’s permanent place of habitation.
dent so long as such residence is maintained even though cir-
Nonresident students wishing to obtain further information
cumstances may require extended absences from the state.
on the establishment of residency or to apply for resident
Qualification for resident tuition requires both (1) proof of
status should contact the Registrar’s Office. The “Petition for
adoption of the state as a fixed and permanent home, demon-
In-State Tuition Classification” is due in the Registrar’s
strating physical presence within the state at the time of such
Office by the first day of classes of the term the student is
adoption, together with the intention of making Colorado the
requesting resident status.
true home; and (2) living within the state for 12 consecutive
College Opportunity Fund
months immediately prior to the first day of classes for any
The College Opportunity Fund provides State financial
given term.
support to eligible students for higher education. It was cre-
These requirements must be met by one of the following:
ated by an Act of the Colorado State Legislature and signed
(a) the father, mother, or guardian of the student if an
into law by Governor Owens in May 2004.
unemancipated minor, or (b) the student if married or over
What does it mean? In the past, the State gave money di-
22, or (c) the emancipated minor.
rectly to the colleges. Now, if you authorize use of the
The home of the unemancipated minor is assumed to be
stipend for any given term, the college you are attending will
that of the parents, or if there is a legal guardian of the
receive the funding, and you will see it appear as a credit on
student, that of such guardian. If the parents are separated
your tuition bill.
or divorced and either separated or divorced parent meet the
Who is eligible? Undergraduate students who are eligible
Colorado residency requirements, the minor also will be
for in-state tuition, and who apply for COF, are admitted to
considered a resident. Statutes provide for continued resi-
and enrolled in an eligible institution of higher education,
dent status, in certain cases, following parents’ moving
and who authorize the institution to collect the funds on their
from Colorado. Please check Colorado Revised Statutes
behalf. Once enrolled at the Colorado School of Mines, the
1973, 23-7-103(2)(m)(II) for exact provisions. In a case
student must authorize the School to collect these funds from
where a court has appointed a guardian or granted custody,
the state on the student's behalf. Once authorized, the School
it shall be required that the court certify that the primary
will continue to collect these funds on the student's behalf
purpose of such appointment was not to qualify the minor
unless and until the student chooses to revoke the authoriza-
for resident tuition status.
tion.
Nonresident Students
How much is the stipend? It will vary. The amount will be
To become a resident of Colorado for tuition classification
determined each year by the Colorado Legislature.
under state statutes, a student must be domiciled in Colorado
for one year or more immediately preceding the first day of
For additional information please refer to:
class for the semester for which such classification is sought.
Colorado School of Mines website:
A person must be emancipated before domicile can be estab-
http://www.mines.edu/admin/cof/
lished separate from the domicile of the parents. Emancipa-
Colorado Commission on Higher Education's website:
tion for tuition purposes takes place automatically when a
http://www.state.co.us/cche/
person turns 23 years of age or marries.
The College Opportunity Fund website:
The establishment of domicile for tuition purposes has two
https://cof.college-access.net/cofapp/
inseparable elements: (1) a permanent place of habitation in
Colorado and (2) intent to remain in Colorado with no intent
Financial Aid and Scholarships
to be domiciled elsewhere. The twelve-month waiting period
Undergraduate Student Financial Assistance
does not begin until both elements exist. Documentation of
The role of the CSM Financial Assistance Program is to
the following is part of the petitioning process to document
enable students to enroll and complete their educations, re-
physical presence: copies of rental arrangements, rent re-
gardless of their financial circumstances. In fulfilling this
ceipts, copy of warranty deed if petitioner owns the personal
role, the Office of Financial Aid administered over $29 mil-
residence property and verification of dates of employment.
lion in total assistance in 2007-2008, including over $13.0
Documentation of the following is part of the petitioning
million in grants and scholarships. Additional information
process to document intent: Colorado drivers license, motor
may be found at the CSM financial aid web site, www.fi-
vehicle registration (as governed by Colorado Statute), voter
naid.mines.edu.
registration, payment of Colorado state income taxes, owner-
ship of residential real estate property in the state (particularly
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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-
tigate such scholarships. The Financial Aid Office reserves
Supplemental student loans may also be offered through
the right, unless otherwise instructed by the student, to release
private bank loan programs.
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
the Colorado School of Mines are required to report to the
Merit-based assistance is offered to recognize students
CSM Financial Aid Office all financial assistance offered or
who have special talents or achievements. Academic awards
received from all sources including CSM immediately upon
to new students are made on the basis of their high school
receipt or notification of such assistance. For the purpose of
records and SAT or ACT test scores. Continuing students re-
this paragraph, “financial assistance” shall include, but not be
ceive scholarships based on their academic performance at
limited to, grants, scholarships, fellowships, or loans funded
CSM, particularly in their major field of study, and on finan-
by public or private sources, as well as all income not consid-
cial need.
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.
Refunds
Satisfactory Academic Progress
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 passing a minimum of 12 credits each semester with
The refund will be calculated as required by Federal law or regu-
a minimum 2.000 semester 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 passing at
cially by leaving campus without completing the check-out pro-
least 12 credits with a minimum 2.000 semester grade average. If
cedure, the official withdrawal date will be the last date on
this is not done, their eligibility will be terminated until such
which the student’s class attendance can be verified.
time as they return to satisfactory standing. In addition, if stu-
dents totally withdraw from CSM, or receive grades of F in all of
their courses, their future financial aid eligibility will be termi-
nated. Students receiving all F's for a semester will have their fi-
nancial assistance retroactively terminated unless they can prove
class attendance. Financial aid eligibility termination may be ap-
pealed to the Director of Financial Aid on the basis of extenuat-
ing 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, T-1 and wireless connections to the campus
Additionally, the Residence Halls @ Mines Park offer resi-
network system. An optional compus phone line is available
dence hall amenities and staffing in an apartment setting.
through Campus Telecommunications. There are two com-
Each Residence Hall complex houses mailboxes, lounge
munity centers which contain laundry facilities, recre-
areas, TV room, and washers and dryers. Each occupant has
ational/study space, and a convenience store.
a wardrobe or closet, storage drawers, mirror, a study desk
and chair, and a wall bookshelf. All rooms are equipped with
Rates are as follows:
hard-wired and wireless internet connections, cable TV
Mines Park Family Housing
(basic) service, and upgraded electrical systems. The student
1 bedroom
$663/mo
is responsible for damage to the room or furnishings. Col-
2 bedroom
$766/mo
orado School of Mines assumes no responsibility for loss or
Mines Park Apartment Housing
theft of personal belongings. Living in the CSM Residence
1 bedroom
$663/mo
Halls is convenient, comfortable, and provides the best op-
2 bedroom
$896/mo
portunity for students to take advantage of the student activi-
3 bedroom
$1,194/mo
ties offered on campus.
For an application to any of the campus housing options,
Dining Facilities
please contact the Housing Office at (303) 273-3350 or visit
Colorado School of Mines operates a dining hall in the
the Student Life office in the Ben Parker Student Center,
Ben H. Parker Student Center. Under the provisions for the
Room 218.
operation of the residence halls, students who live in the resi-
dence halls are required to have a meal plan for the School
Fraternities, Sororities
dining hall. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served Monday
A student who is a member of one of the national Greek
through Friday, brunch and dinner on Saturday and Sunday.
organizations on campus is eligible to live in Fraternity or
Students not living in a residence hall may purchase any one
Sorority housing. Several of the Greek Houses are owned
of several meal plans which best meets their individual
and operat4ed by the School, while the remaining houses are
needs. No meals are served during breaks (Thanksgiving,
owned and operated by the organizations. All full time, un-
Fall, Winter and Spring Break).
dergraduate 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 Bulletin 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, biology, zoology, botany, geology, etc. with labo-
tronic version of the Undergraduate Bulletin. This version is
ratory. Both physics and chemistry are recommended for
available at the CSM website. The electronic version of the
two of the three required units. General Science is not ac-
Undergraduate Bulletin is considered the official version of
ceptable as a science unit, however it is acceptable as an
this document. In case of disagreement between the elec-
academic 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
the applicant may be required to enroll in the INTERLINK
all colleges attended. Applicants should have an overall
Language program until the required proficiency is
2.75 (C+) grade point average or better. Students present-
achieved. The INTERLINK Language program at Col-
ing a lower GPA will be given careful consideration and
orado School of Mines offers intensive English language
acted on individually.
instruction and skills development for academic success.
3. An applicant who cannot re-enroll at the institution from
See the detailed description of INTERLINK in Section 8
which he or she wishes to transfer because of scholastic
of this Bulletin.
record or other reason will be evaluated on a case-by-case
Nondegree Students
basis.
A nondegree student is one who has not applied to pursue
4. Completed or “in progress” college courses - which meet
a degree program at CSM but wishes to take courses regu-
CSM graduation requirements - are eligible for transfer
larly offered on campus. Such students may take any course
credit if the grade earned is a “C” or better.
for which they have the prerequisites as listed in the CSM
Bulletin or have the permission of the instructor. Transcripts
Former Students
or evidence of the prerequisites are required. An applicant for
The minimum admission requirements for those students
admission to the undergraduate school who does not meet
who have previously attended CSM are as follows:
admission requirements may not fulfill deficiencies through
1. Any student who has attended another college or univer-
this means. Exception to this rule can be made only by the
sity since last enrolling at CSM must apply for admission
Director of Enrollment Management. A maximum of 12
as a transfer student.
hours of nondegree credit from Colorado School of Mines
2. Any student who did not complete the semester immedi-
may be transferred to an undergraduate degree program.
ately preceding the beginning of the period for which he or
Admission Procedures
she wishes to enroll must be re-admitted to CSM by the
All Applicants
Admissions Office.
Documents received by CSM in connection with appli-
3. A former student, returning after a period of suspension,
cations for admission or transfer of credit will not be dupli-
must apply for admission to the Admissions Office and
cated, returned to the applicant, or forwarded to any agency
must furnish an approval for such re-enrollment from the
or any other institution.
Readmissions Committee of Colorado School of Mines.
A $45.00 non-refundable application fee is required from
Appropriate forms to apply for admission may be obtained
all applicants.
from the Admissions Office.
Applications for undergraduate study cannot be accepted
Official transcripts for all coursework completed while
later than 21 days prior to the date of registration confirma-
away from Mines must be submitted to the Registrar's Office
tion for any academic semester or summer session. Admis-
for review of transferability of the credit.
sion for any semester or term may close whenever CSM’s
International Students
budgeted number of students has been met.
The minimum admission requirements for those students
High School Graduates
who are not citizens of the United States or Canada are as
Applicants are encouraged to apply online at
follows:
www.mines.edu. Colorado high school applicants should ob-
1. Students from outside the United States and Canada must
tain applications from their high school counselor or princi-
meet the specified unit requirements in secondary educa-
pal or write the Admissions Office. Out-of-state applicants
tion for entering freshmen, or for students entering after
should write the Admissions Office, Colorado School of
having completed some college education. Students from
Mines, 1600 Maple Street, Golden, CO 80401, for applica-
countries using the English system of examinations must
tion forms.
have earned First Class or First Division rank on their
A student may apply for admission any time after com-
most recent examination to be eligible for admission.
pleting the 11th grade. The application will be evaluated
2. The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is
upon receipt of the completed application form, a high school
required of all international students whose native language
transcript showing courses completed, courses remaining to
is not English. Information and application forms for this
be completed, ranking in class, other pertinent data, and SAT
test, which is given four times each year all over the
or ACT test scores. In some cases, the grades or marks re-
world, may be obtained from the College Entrance
ceived in courses taken during the first half of the senior year
Examination Board, P.O. Box 592, Princeton, NJ 08541,
may be required. Applicants who meet freshman admission
U.S.A. Or online at www.toefl.org.
requirements are admitted subject to completion of all en-
3. If a TOEFL exam score indicates that the applicant will be
trance requirements and high school graduation.
academically disadvantaged, as a condition for admission
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Transfer Students
standard and higher level exams. In some cases, departmental
Guaranteed Transfer
approval is required before credit is granted. More informa-
Colorado School of Mines is a signatory to the Colorado
tion on which subjects are accepted can be found on the web
Statewide Engineering Articulation Agreement, which can be
at www.mines.edu
viewed at www.state.co.us/cche. Beginning with admissions
Declaration of Option (Major)
in 2003–2004, this agreement determines transferability of
The curriculum during the first two semesters at CSM is
coursework for engineering students in the State of Colorado.
the same for everyone with the exception of the major in
All students transferring into CSM under the terms of the
Biochemical Engineering. Students, however, are not re-
statewide agreement are strongly encouraged to be advised
quired to choose a major before the end of the freshman year.
by the CSM Admissions Office on their planned course of
All students must have declared a major by the beginning of
study. Credits earned more than 10 years previously will not
the junior year.
transfer.
Medical Record
Additionally, Colorado School of Mines has formal trans-
A health history prepared by the student, a medical exami-
fer agreements with Red Rocks Community College
nation performed by the student’s physician and an updated
(RRCC), www.rrcc.edu/transfer/csm.htm, and Front Range
immunization record completed by the student and the physi-
Community College (FRCC), www.FrontRange.edu. Stu-
cian, nurse or health authority comprise the medical record.
dents are encouraged to contact the Admissions Office at ei-
A medical record is required for full time students entering
ther institution for additional information.
CSM for the first time, or following an absence of more than
Transfer by Review
12 calendar months.
Undergraduate students at another college or university
The medical record will be sent to the student after ac-
who wish to transfer to CSM should request an application
ceptance for admission. The medical record must be updated
for admission from the Admissions Office or apply online at
and completed and then returned to the Student Health Cen-
www.mines.edu.
ter before permission to enroll is granted. Proof of immunity
A transfer student should apply for admission at the begin-
consists of an official Certificate of Immunization signed by
ning of the final quarter or semester of attendance at his or
a physician, nurse, or public health official which documents
her present college. The application will be evaluated upon
measles, mumps and rubella immunity. The Certificate must
receipt of the completed application form, high school tran-
specify the type of vaccine and the dates (month, day, year)
script, transcripts from each university or college attended,
of administration or written evidence of laboratory tests
and a list of courses in progress. The Admissions Office will
showing immunity to measles, mumps and rubella.
then notify the student of his or her admission status. Admis-
The completed medical record is confidential and will be
sion is subject to satisfactory completion of current courses
kept in the Student Health Center. The record will not be re-
in progress and submission of a final transcript.
leased unless the student signs a written release.
Advanced Placement and International
Veterans
Baccalaureate
Colorado School of Mines is approved by the Colorado
Course work completed for select subjects under the Ad-
State Approving Agency for Veteran Benefits under chapters
vanced Placement Program in a high school may be accepted
30, 31, 32, 35, 1606, and 1607. Undergraduates must register
for college credit provided that the Advanced Placement Pro-
for and maintain 12 credit hours, and graduate students must
gram Test grade is either 5 (highest honors) or 4 (honors).
register for and maintain 9 credit hours of graduate work in
In special cases, advanced placement may be granted for
any semester to be certified as a full- time student for full-
course work not completed under the College Entrance
time benefits. Any hours taken under the full-time category
Examination Board Program. Students wishing such credit
will decrease the benefits to 3/4 time, 1/2 time, or tuition
may demonstrate competence by writing the Advanced Place-
payment only.
ment Examination on the subject. Information can be secured
All changes in hours, addresses, marital status, or depend-
from the College Entrance Examination Board, P.O. Box 592,
ents are to be reported to the Veterans Certifying Officer as
Princeton, NJ 08541. More information on which subjects are
soon as possible so that overpayment or under payment may
accepted can be found on the web at www.mines.edu
be avoided. Veterans must see the Veteran’s Certifying Offi-
Course work completed for select subjects under the Inter-
cer each semester to be certified for any benefits for which
national Baccalaureate Program in high school may be ac-
they may be eligible. In order for veterans to continue to re-
cepted for college credit provided that the International
ceive benefits, they must make satisfactory progress as de-
Baccalaureate Program Exam grade is a 5, 6, or 7 on selected
fined by Colorado School of Mines.
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Academic Regulations
approval, upon return, of the department head of the appro-
Deficiencies
priate course, the department head of the student’s option,
The curricula at Colorado School of Mines have been es-
and the Registrar.
pecially designed so that the course work flows naturally
In all cases, requests for transfer credit are processed by
from course to course and year to year. Thus, it is important
the Registrar. Credits must be submitted on an official tran-
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
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Off-Campus Study
the course will be made. The assignment of the grade symbol
A student must enroll in an official CSM course for any
is based on the level of performance, and represents the ex-
period of off-campus, course-related study, whether U.S. or
tent of the student’s demonstrated mastery of the material
foreign, including faculty-led short courses, study abroad, or
listed in the course outline and achievement of the stated
any off-campus trip sponsored by CSM or led by a CSM fac-
course objectives.
ulty member. The registration must occur in the same term
A
Excellent
that the off-campus study takes place. In addition, the stu-
B
Good
dent must complete the necessary release, waiver, and emer-
C
Satisfactory
gency contact forms, transfer credit pre-approvals, and
D
Poor (lowest passing)
FERPA release, and provide adequate proof of current health
F
Failed
insurance prior to departure. For additional information con-
S
Satisfactory, C or better, used at mid-term
cerning study abroad requirements, contact the Office of In-
U
Unsatisfactory, below C, used at mid-term
ternational Programs at (303) 384-2121; for other
WI
Involuntarily Withdrawn
information, contact the Registrar’s Office.
W
Withdrew, No Penalty
Absenteeism
T
Transfer Credit
Class attendance is required of all undergraduates unless
PRG
In Progress
the student is representing the School in an authorized activ-
PRU
In Progress Unsatisfactory
ity, in which case the student will be allowed to make up any
INC
Incomplete
work missed. Students who miss academic work (including
NC
Not for Credit
but not limited to exams, homework, labs) while participat-
Z
Grade not yet submitted
ing in school sponsored activities must either be given the
opportunity to make up this work in a reasonable period of
Undergraduate students enrolled in graduate-level courses
time or be excused from such work. It is the responsibility of
(500-level) are graded using the graduate grading system.
the student to initiate arrangements for such work. Proof of
See the CSM Graduate Bulletin for a description of the grad-
illness may be required before makeup of missed work is
ing system used in graduate-level courses.
permitted. Excessive absence may result in a failing grade in
Incomplete Grade
the course. Determination of excessive absence is a depart-
If a student, because of illness or other reasonable excuse,
mental prerogative.
fails to complete a course, a grade of INC (Incomplete) is
The Office of the Dean of Students, if properly informed,
given. The grade INC indicates deficiency in quantity of
will send a notice of excused absence of three days or more
work and is temporary.
to faculty members for (1) an absence because of illness or
A GRADE OF INC MUST BE REMOVED NOT
injury for which documentation will be required; (2) an
LATER THAN THE FIRST FOUR WEEKS OF THE
absence because of a death in the immediate family, i.e., a
FIRST SEMESTER OF ATTENDANCE FOLLOWING
spouse, child, parent, grandparent, or sibling. For excused
THAT IN WHICH IT WAS RECEIVED. Upon failure to
absences students must be provided the opportunity to make
remove an INC within the time specified, it shall be changed
up all missed work.
to an F (failed) by the Registrar.
Withdrawal from School
Progress Grade
A student may officially withdraw from CSM by process-
The progress grade (PRG) is used primarily for multi-se-
ing a Withdrawal from School form available from the Regis-
mester courses, such as thesis or certain special project
trar’s Office. Completion of the form prior to the last day of
courses which are spread over two terms. The progress grade
scheduled classes for that term will result in W’s being as-
will be awarded in MACS111, MACS112, and PHGN100 to
signed to courses in progress. Failure to officially withdraw
students completing the course for the FIRST time who
will result in the grades of courses in progress being recorded
would otherwise have received a grade of “D” (an enrollment
as F’s. Leaving the School without having paid tuition and
with a grade of “W” is not considered a completion). Subse-
fees will result in a hold being placed against the transcript.
quent to receiving a grade of “PRG,” a student must receive a
Either of these actions would make future enrollment at CSM
grade of “D” or higher to move on to the next course in a se-
or another 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
Grades
sufficient to meet degree requirements.
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,
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the “F” received for the first completion will be changed to a
1. The grading decision was based on something other than
“W”. If the student receives a “PRG” grade (see above), an “F”
course performance, unless the grade was a result of
in any subsequent semester will not be forgiven.
penalty for academic dishonesty.
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:
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the instructor, and the instructor’s Department Head/Division
If a course completed during the Fall 2007 term or after is
Director no later than 15 business days following the Senate’s
a repeat of a course completed in any previous term and the
receipt of the grade appeal.
course is not repeatable for credit, the grade and credit hours
The schedule, but not the process, outlined above may be
earned for the most recent occurrence of the course will
modified upon mutual agreement of the student, the course
count toward the student's grade-point average and the stu-
instructor, and the Faculty Affairs Committee.
dent's degree requirements. The most recent course occur-
rence must be an exact match to the previous course
Quality Hours and Quality Points
completed (subject and number). The most recent grade will
For graduation a student must successfully complete a cer-
be applied to the overall grade-point average even if the pre-
tain number of required semester hours and must maintain
vious grade is higher.
grades at a satisfactory level. The system for expressing the
quality of a student’s work is based on quality points and
Courses from other institutions transferred to Colorado
quality hours. The grade A represents four quality points,
School of Mines are not counted in any grade-point average,
B three, C two, D one, F none. The number of quality points
and cannot be used under this repeat policy. Only courses
earned in any course is the number of semester hours as-
originally completed and subsequently repeated at Colorado
signed to that course multiplied by the numerical value of the
School of Mines during Fall 2007 or after with the same sub-
grade received. The quality hours earned are the number of
ject code and number apply to this repeat policy.
semester hours in which grades of A, B, C, D, or F are
For courses that may be repeated for credit such as special
awarded. To compute a grade-point average, the number of
topics courses, credit is awarded and grades are counted in
cumulative quality hours is divided into the cumulative qual-
the grade-point average up to the maximum hours allowed
ity points earned. Grades of W, WI, INC, PRG, PRU, or NC
for the course.
are not counted in quality hours.
All occurrences of every course taken at Colorado School
Transfer Credit
of Mines will appear on the official transcript along with the
Transfer credit earned at another institution will have a T
associated grade.
grade assigned but no grade points will be recorded on the
Option (Major) Grade-Point Average
student’s permanent record. Calculation of the grade-point
The grade-point average calculated for the option (major)
average will be made from the courses completed at Colo-
is calculated in the same manner as the overall grade-point
rado School of Mines by the transfer student.
average, including only the most recent attempt of a repeated
Semester Hours
course if the most recent attempt of that course occurs Fall
The number of times a class meets during a week (for lec-
2007 or after. It includes every course completed in the
ture, recitation, or laboratory) determines the number of se-
major department or division at Colorado School of Mines.
mester hours assigned to that course. Class sessions are
In some cases, additional courses outside of the major depart-
normally 50 minutes long and represent one hour of credit
ment are also included in the major gpa calculation. The
for each hour meeting. Two to four hours of laboratory work
minimum major grade-point average required to earn a
per week are equivalent to 1-semester hour of credit. For the
Mines undergraduate degree is a 2.000. For specifics con-
average student, each hour of lecture and recitation requires
cerning your major gpa, reference your online degree audit or
at least two hours of preparation. No full-time undergraduate
contact your major department.
student may enroll for more than 19 credit hours in one se-
Honor Roll and Dean’s List
mester. Physical education, advanced ROTC and Honors
To be placed on the academic honor roll, a student must
Program in Public Affairs courses are excepted. However,
complete at least 14 semester hours with a 3.0-3.499 grade
upon written recommendation of the faculty advisor, the bet-
point for the semester, have no grade below C, and no incom-
ter students may be given permission by the Registrar on be-
plete grade. Those students satisfying the above criteria with
half of Academic Affairs to take additional hours.
a semester grade-point average of 3.5 or above are placed on
Grade-Point Averages
the Dean’s List.
Grade-Point Averages shall be specified, recorded, re-
Students are notified by the Dean of Students of the receipt
ported, and used to three figures following the decimal point
of these honors. The Dean’s List notation appears on the stu-
for any and all purposes to which said averages may apply.
dent’s transcript.
Overall Grade-Point Average
The overall grade-point average includes all attempts at
courses taken at Colorado School of Mines with the excep-
tion of courses which fall under the repeat policy imple-
mented during the 2007-2008 academic year.
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Graduation Awards
Suspension
Colorado School of Mines awards the designations of Cum
A student on probation who fails to meet both the last se-
Laude, Magna Cum Laude, and Summa Cum Laude upon
mester grade period requirements and the cumulative grade-
graduation. These designations are based on the following
point average given in the table below will be placed on
overall grade-point averages:
suspension. A student who meets the last semester grade
3.500 - 3.699
Cum Laude
period requirement but fails to achieve the required cumula-
tive grade-point average will remain on probation.
3.700 - 3.899
Magna Cum Laude
Total
Required
3.900 - 4.000
Summa Cum Laude
Quality
Cumulative
Last Semester
Commencement ceremony awards are determined by the
Hours
G.P. Average
G.P. Average
student's cumulative academic record at the end of the pre-
0-18.5
1.7

ceding semester. For example, the overall grade-point aver-
19-36.5
1.8
2.0
37-54.5
1.8
2.0
age earned at the end of the fall term determines the honor
55-72.5
1.9
2.1
listed in the May commencement program.
73-90.5
1.9
2.1
Final honors designations are determined once final grades
91-110.5
2.0
2.2
have been awarded for the term of graduation. The final
111-130.5
2.0
2.2
honors designation appears on the official transcript and is
131-end of program 2.0
2.3
inscribed on the metal diploma. Official transcripts are avail-
A freshman or transfer student who fails to make a grade-
able approximately one to two weeks after the term grades
point average of 1.5 during the first grade period will be
have been finalized. Metal diplomas can be picked up or
placed on suspension.
sent to the student approximately two months after final
Suspension becomes effective immediately when it is
grades are posted. Arrangements for pickup or mail are
imposed. Readmission after suspension requires written
made during Graduation Salute.
approval from the Readmissions Committee. While a one
Students are provided one metal diploma as part of the
semester suspension period is normally the case, exceptions
graduation fees. Additional metal diplomas and parchment
may be granted, particularly in the case of first-semester
diplomas can be ordered at the Registrar's Office for an addi-
freshmen and new transfer students.
tional charge. Graduating students should order these items
No student who is on suspension may enroll in any regular
before the end of the graduation term in order to ensure de-
academic semester without the written approval of the Re-
livery approximately two months after final grades are
admissions Committee. However, a student on suspension
awarded
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
Academic Probation and Suspension
meetings are held prior to the beginning of each regular
semester and at the end of the spring term.
Probation
A student whose cumulative grade-point average falls
A student who intends to appear in person before the
below the minimum requirements specified (see table below)
Readmissions Committee must register in the Dean of Stu-
will be placed on probation for the following semester. A stu-
dents Office in person or by letter. Between regular meetings
dent on probation is subject to the following restrictions:
of the Committee, in cases where extensive travel would be
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-
ditions beyond the control of the student. Such conditions in-
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clude a committee appointment load extending beyond the
Directory Information. The School maintains lists of in-
first day of classes, delay in producing notice of suspension
formation which may be considered directory information as
or weather conditions closing highways and airports.
defined by the regulations. This information includes name,
All applications for readmission after a minimum period
current and permanent addresses and phone numbers, date of
away from school, and all appeals of suspension or dismissal,
birth, major field of study, dates of attendance, part or full-
must include a written statement of the case to be made for
time status, degrees awarded, last school attended, participa-
readmission.
tion in officially recognized activities and sports, class, and
academic honors. Students who desire that this information
A student who, after being suspended and readmitted
not be printed or released must so inform the Registrar before
twice, again fails to meet the required academic standards
the end of the first two weeks of the fall semester for which
shall be automatically dismissed. The Readmissions Com-
the student is registered. Information will be withheld for the
mittee will hear a single appeal of automatic dismissal. The
entire academic year unless the student changes this request.
appeal will only be heard after demonstration of substantial
The student’s signature is required to make any changes for
and significant changes. A period of time sufficient to
the current academic year. The request must be renewed each
demonstrate such a charge usually elapses prior to the stu-
fall term for the upcoming year. The following student
dent attempting to schedule this hearing. The decision of the
records are maintained by Colorado School of Mines at the
Committee on that single appeal will be final and no further
various offices listed below:
appeal will be permitted.
1. General Records: Undergraduate-Registrar; Graduate-
Readmission by the Committee does not guarantee that
Graduate Dean
there is space available to enroll. A student must process the
necessary papers with the Admissions Office prior to seeing
2. Transcript of Grades: Registrar
the Committee.
3. Computer Grade Lists: Registrar
Notification
4. Encumbrance List: Controller and Registrar
Notice of probation, suspension, or dismissal will be mailed
5. Academic Probation/Suspension List: Undergraduate-
to each student who fails to meet catalog requirements.
Dean of Students; Graduate-Graduate Dean
Repeated Failure
6. Advisor File: Academic Advisor
A student who twice fails a required course at Colorado
7. Option/Advisor/Enrolled/ Minority/Foreign List: Regis-
School of Mines and is not subject to academic suspension
trar, Dean of Students, and Graduate Dean
will automatically be placed on “Special Hold” status with
the Registrar, regardless of the student’s cumulative or se-
8. Externally Generated SAT/GRE Score Lists: Undergrad-
mester GPA. The student must meet with the faculty Read-
uate-Registrar; Graduate-Graduate Dean
missions Committee and receive written permission before
9. Financial Aid File: Financial Aid (closed records)
being allowed to register. Transfer credit from another school
10. Medical History File: School Physician (closed records)
will not be accepted for a twice-failed course.
Student Access to Records. The undergraduate student
Access to Student Records
wishing access to a record will make written request to the
Students at the Colorado School of Mines are protected by
Registrar. The graduate student will make a similar request
the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974
to the Dean of the Graduate School. This request will include
(FERPA), as amended. This Act was designed to protect the
the student’s name, date of request and type of record to be
privacy of education records, to establish the right of students
reviewed. It will be the responsibility of the Registrar or
to inspect and review their education records, and to provide
Graduate School Dean to arrange a mutually satisfactory
guidelines for the correction of inaccurate or misleading data
time for review. This time will be as soon as practical but is
through informal and formal hearings. Students also have the
not to be later than 45 days from receipt of the request. The
right to file complaints with the FERPA office concerning
record will be reviewed in the presence of the designated rep-
alleged failures by the institution to comply with the Act.
resentative. If the record involves a list including other stu-
Copies of local policy, including the list of offices with ac-
dents, steps will be taken to preclude the viewing of the other
cess to student records based on legitimate educational inter-
student name and information.
est, can be found in the Registrar's Office. Contact
Challenge of the Record. If the student wishes to chal-
information for FERPA complaints is:
lenge any part of the record, the Registrar or Dean of the
Family Policy Compliance Office
Graduate School will be so notified in writing. The Registrar
U.S. Department of Education
or Dean may then (l) remove and destroy the disputed docu-
400 Maryland Avenue, SW
ment, or (2) inform the student that the document represents
Washington, D. C. 20202-4605
a necessary part of the record; and, if the student wishes to
appeal, (3) convene a meeting of the student and the docu-
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ment originator (if reasonably available) in the presence of
General Information
the Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs as media-
Academic Calendar
tor, whose decision will be final.
The academic year is based on the early semester system.
Destruction of Records. Records may be destroyed at any
The first semester begins in late August and closes in mid-
time by the responsible official if not otherwise precluded by
December; the second semester begins in mid January and
law except that no record may be destroyed between the
closes in mid May.
dates of access request and the viewing of the record. If dur-
Electronic Communications (Email) Policy
ing the viewing of the record any item is in dispute, it may
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE
not be destroyed.
Communication to students at the Colorado School of
Access to Records by Other Parties. Colorado School of
Mines (Mines) is an important element of the official busi-
Mines will not permit access to student records by persons
ness of the university. It is vital that Mines have an efficient
outside the School except as follows:
and workable means of getting important and timely infor-
1. In the case of open record information as specified in the
mation to students. Examples of communications that re-
section under Directory Information.
quire timely distribution include information from Fiscal
Services, the Registrar's Office, or other offices on campus
2. To those people specifically designated by the student.
that need to deliver official and time-sensitive information to
Examples would include request for transcript to be sent
students. (Please note that emergency communications may
to graduate school or prospective employer.
occur in various forms based on the specific circumstances).
3. Information required by a state or federal agency for the
Electronic communication through e-mail and Trailhead
purpose of establishing eligibility for financial aid.
Portal announcements provides a rapid, efficient, and effec-
4. Accreditation agencies during their on-campus review.
tive form of communication. Reliance on electronic commu-
5. In compliance with a judicial order or lawfully issued sub-
nication has become the accepted norm within the Mines
poena after the student has been notified of the intended
community. Additionally, utilizing electronic communica-
compliance.
tions is consistent with encouraging a more environmentally-
6. Any institutional information for statistical purposes which
conscious means of doing business and encouraging
is not identifiable with a particular student.
continued stewardship of scarce resources. Because of the
wide-spread use and acceptance of electronic communica-
7. In compliance with any applicable statue now in effect or
tion, Mines is adopting the following policy regarding elec-
later enacted. Each individual record (general, transcript,
tronic communications with students.
advisor, and medical) will include a log of those persons
not employed by Colorado School of Mines who have
POLICY
requested or obtained access to the student record and the
It is the policy of the Colorado School of Mines that offi-
legitimate interest that the person has in making the request.
cial university-related communications with students will be
sent via Mines' internal e-mail system or via campus or tar-
The School discloses education records without a student's
geted Trailhead announcements. All students will be as-
prior written consent under the FERPA exception for disclo-
signed a Mines e-mail address and are expected to
sure to school officials with legitimate educational interests.
periodically check their Mines assigned e-mail as well as
A school official is a person employed by the School in an
their Trailhead portal page. It is also expected that e-mail
administrative, supervisory, academic or research, or support
sent to students will be read in a timely manner. Communi-
staff position (including law enforcement unit personnel and
cations sent via e-mail to students will be considered to have
health staff); a person or company with whom the School has
been received and read by the intended recipients.
contracted as its agent to provide a service instead of using
School employees or officials (such as an attorney, auditor,
PROCEDURES
or collection agent); a person serving on the Board of
1. All students will be given an EKey, which is an activa-
Trustees; or a student serving on an official committee, such
tion code that offers access to electronic resources at
as a disciplinary or grievance committee, or assisting another
Mines. With their EKey, students must activate their as-
school official in performing his or her tasks.
signed Mines e-mail address.
A school official has a legitimate educational interest if the
2. Once their e-mail address is activated, students are ex-
official needs to review an education record in order to fulfill
pected to check their Mines e-mail inbox on a frequent
his or her professional responsibilities for the School.
and consistent basis and have the responsibility to rec-
ognize that certain communications from the university
may be time-critical. As such, students also are respon-
sible for responding in a timely manner to official com-
munications from the university when a response is
requested.
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3. The policy does not prevent students from using a per-
1. Live in student housing;
sonal e-mail address for university-related communica-
2. Receive financial help in the form of School-sponsored
tions and purposes. If a student chooses to use a
scholarships or grants;
personal e-mail address as his or her address of choice
for receiving university-related communications, he or
3. Participate in any School-recognized activity unless fees
she must forward e-mail from the Mines assigned e-mail
are paid;
address to the personal e-mail address. However, if a
4. Take advantage of activities provided by student fees
student chooses to forward communications to a per-
unless such fees are paid.
sonal e-mail address, she or he must be aware that
Course work completed by a part-time degree student who
Mines personnel may not be able to assist in resolving
subsequently changes to full-time status will be accepted as
technical difficulties with personal e-mail accounts.
meeting degree requirements.
Furthermore, forwarding communications to a personal
e-mail address does not absolve a student from the re-
Seniors in Graduate Courses
sponsibilities associated with communication sent to his
With the consent of the student’s department/division and
or her official Mines e-mail address. Please note: If a
the Dean of Graduate Studies, a qualified senior may enroll
student changes his or her official Mines e-mail address
in 500-level courses without being a registered graduate stu-
to a personal address, it will be changed back to the
dent. At least a 2.5 GPA is required. The necessary forms
Mines assigned e-mail address. Students have the op-
for attending these courses are available in the Registrar’s
tion to forward their Mines e-mail to a personal address
Office. Seniors may not enroll in 600-level courses. Credits
to avoid this problem. Should a student choose the for-
in 500-level courses earned by seniors may be applied
warding option, he or she must ensure that SPAM filters
toward an advanced degree at CSM only if:
will not block e-mail coming from the mines.edu ad-
1. The student gains admission to the Graduate School.
dress.
2. The student’s graduate committee agrees that these credits
4. Nothing in these procedures should be construed as pro-
are a reasonable part of his graduate program.
hibiting university -related communications being sent
3. The student provides proof that the courses in question
via traditional means. Use of paper-based communica-
were not counted toward those required for the Bachelor’s
tion may be necessary under certain circumstances or
Degree.
may be more appropriate to certain circumstances. Ex-
amples of such communications could include, but not
4. Graduate courses applied to a graduate degree may not
be limited to disciplinary notices, fiscal services com-
count toward eligibility for undergraduate financial aid.
munications, graduation information and so forth.
This may only be done if a student has been admitted to a
Combined BS/MS degree program and has received the
RESPONSIBLE PARTIES
appropriate prior approvals.
Questions about this policy may be directed as follows:
Undergraduate students enrolled in graduate-level courses
Registrar's Office
(500-level) are graded using the graduate grading system.
Phone: 303-273-3200 or
See the CSM Graduate Bulletin for a description of the grad-
E-mail: registrar@mines.edu
ing system used in graduate-level courses.
Academic Computing and Networking
Course Substitution
Phone: 303-273-3431 or
To substitute credit for one course in place of another course
Complete a request form at the
required as part of the approved curricula in the catalog, a
Mines Help Center (http://helpdesk.mines.edu/)
student must receive the approval of the Registrar, the heads
Classification of Students
of departments of the two courses, the head of the student’s
Degree seeking undergraduates are classified as follows
option department. There will be a periodic review by the
according to semester credit hours earned:
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
Change of Bulletin
Junior
60 to 89.9 semester credit hours
It is assumed that each student will graduate under the
Senior
90 or more semester credit hours
requirements of the bulletin in effect at the time of most re-
Part-Time Degree Students
cent admission. However, it is possible to change to any sub-
A part-time degree student may enroll in any course for
sequent bulletin in effect while the student is enrolled in a
which he or she has the prerequisites or the permission of the
regular semester.
department. Part-time degree students will be subject to all rules
and regulations of Colorado School of Mines, but they may not:
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To change bulletins, a form obtained from the Registrar’s
per semester for the fall and spring semesters. Full-time
Office is presented for approval to the head of the student’s
enrollment for field session is 6 credit hours, and full-time
option department. Upon receipt of approval, the form must
enrollment for summer session is 6 credit hours.
be returned to the Registrar’s Office.
Curriculum Changes
Students’ Use of English
The Board of Trustees of the Colorado School of Mines
All Mines students are expected to show professional
reserves the right to change any course of study or any part
facility in the use of the English language.
of the curriculum in keeping with educational and scientific
English skills are emphasized, but not taught exclusively,
developments. Nothing in this catalog or the registration of
in most of the humanities and social sciences courses and
any student shall be considered as a contract between Colo-
EPICS as well as in option courses in junior and senior years.
rado School of Mines and the student.
Students are required to write reports, make oral presenta-
Undergraduate Degree Requirements
tions, and generally demonstrate their facility in the English
Bachelor of Science Degree
language while enrolled in their courses.
Upon completion of the requirements and upon being rec-
The LAIS Writing Center is available to assist students
ommended for graduation by the faculty, and approved by
with their writing. For additional information, contact the
the Board of Trustees, the undergraduate receives one of the
LAIS Division, Stratton 301; 303-273-3750.
following degrees:
Summer Session
Bachelor of Science (Chemical Engineering)
The summer session is divided into two independent units:
Bachelor of Science (Chemical & Biochemical Engineering)
a period not to exceed 6 weeks for required field and labora-
Bachelor of Science (Chemistry)
tory courses and an 8-week on-campus summer school dur-
Bachelor of Science (Economics)
ing which some regular school year courses are offered.
Bachelor of Science (Engineering)
Dead Week
Bachelor of Science (Engineering Physics)
All final examinations will take place during the exami-
Bachelor of Science (Geological Engineering)
nations week specified in the Academic Calendar. With the
Bachelor of Science (Geophysical Engineering)
possible exception of laboratory examinations, no other
Bachelor of Science (Mathematical and Computer Sciences)
examinations will be given during the week preceding
Bachelor of Science (Metallurgical & Materials Engineering)
examinations week (“Dead Week”).
Bachelor of Science (Mining Engineering)
Bachelor of Science (Petroleum Engineering)
Dead Day
No academic meetings, examinations or activities may
Graduation Requirements
take place on the Friday immediately preceding final exams
To qualify for a Bachelor of Science degree from Colo-
for the fall and spring terms (“Dead Day”).
rado School of Mines, all candidates must satisfy the follow-
ing requirements:
Final Examination Policy
Final examinations are scheduled by the Registrar. With
1. A minimum cumulative grade-point average of 2.000 for
the exception of courses requiring a common time, all finals
all academic work completed in residence.
will be scheduled on the basis of the day and the hour the
2. A minimum cumulative grade-point average of 2.000 for
course is offered.
courses in the candidate’s major.
In general, all final examinations will be given only during
3. A minimum of 30 hours credit in 300 and 400 series tech-
the stated final examination period and are to appear on the
nical courses in residence, at least 15 of which are to be
Registrar's schedule. Faculty policy adopted in January 1976
taken in the senior year.
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
individual faculty member of a final exam during dead week
5. The recommendation of their degree-granting department/
is to be avoided because it tends to hinder the students'
division to the faculty.
timely completion of other course work and interfere with
6. The certification by the Registrar that all required aca-
the schedules of other instructors. Faculty members should
demic work is satisfactorily completed.
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-
Full-time enrollment for certification for Veterans Bene-
mesters prior to the anticipated date of graduation. Applica-
fits, athletics, loans, most financial aid, etc. is 12 credit hours
tions are available in the Registrar’s Office.
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The Registrar’s Office provides the service of doing pre-
Multiple Degrees. A student wishing to complete Bache-
liminary degree audits. Ultimately, however, it is the respon-
lor of Science degrees in more than one degree program must
sibility of students to monitor the progress of their degrees.
receive permission from the heads of the appropriate depart-
It is also the student’s responsibility to contact the Registrar’s
ments to become a multiple degree candidate. The following
Office when there appears to be a discrepancy between the
requirements must be met by the candidate in order to obtain
degree audit and the student’s records.
multiple degrees:
All graduating students must officially check out of
1. All requirements of each degree program must be met.
School. Checkout cards, available in the Dean of Student’s
2. Any course which is required in more than one degree need be
Office, must be completed and returned one week prior to the
taken only once.
expected date of completion of degree requirements.
3. A course required in one degree program may be used as a
No students, graduate or undergraduate, will receive diplo-
technical elective in another, if it satisfies the restrictions of
mas until they have complied with all the rules and regula-
the elective.
tions of Colorado School of Mines and settled all accounts
with the School. Transcript of grades and other records will
4. Different catalogs may be used, one for each degree program.
not be provided for any student or graduate who has an un-
5. No course substitutions are permitted in order to circumvent
settled obligation of any kind to the School.
courses required in one of the degree programs, or reduce the
number of courses taken. However, in the case of overlap of
course content between required courses in the degree pro-
grams, a more advanced course may be substituted for one of
the required courses upon approval of the head of each depart-
ment concerned, and the Registrar on behalf of the office of
Academic Affairs. The course substitution form can be ob-
tained in the Registrar’s Office.
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Undergraduate Programs
ferential Equations for Geological Engineering majors);
8 semester hours in the Principles of Chemistry; and
All programs are designed to fulfill the expectations of the
9 semester hours in Physics.
Profile of the Colorado School of Mines Graduate in accor-
In Design, 6 semester hours in Design Engineering Practices
dance with the mission and goals of the School, as intro-
Introductory Course Sequence.
duced on page 5. To enable this, the curriculum is made up of
a common core, twelve undergraduate degree granting pro-
In Systems, 7 semester hours in Earth and Environmental
grams, and a variety of support and special programs. Each
Systems (4), and Human Systems (3).
degree granting program has an additional set of goals which
Chemical Engineering students take the common core ex-
focus on the technical and professional expectations of that
cept they take BELS198 rather than SYGN101.
program. The common core and the degree granting pro-
In Humanities and the Social Sciences, 10 semester hours:
grams are coupled through course sequences in mathematics
Nature and Human Values (4), Principles of Economics (3),
and the basic sciences, in specialty topics in science and/or
Human Systems (3) (also partially meets Systems require-
engineering, in humanities and the social sciences, and in
ment)), and a restricted cluster of 9 semester hours in H&SS
design. Further linkage is achieved through a core course
electives. Note that the Human Systems course is inclusive
sequence which addresses system interactions among phe-
in both the Humanities and Social Sciences and the Systems
nomena in the natural world, the engineered world, and the
core segments. Note that the economics requirement can be
human world.
satisfied by taking the Microeconomics/Macroeconomics
Through the alignment of the curriculum to these institu-
sequence (EBGN311 & EBGN312) instead of taking Prin-
tional goals and to the additional degree-granting program
ciples of Economics. This option is recommended for stu-
goals, all engineering programs are positioned for accredita-
dents considering a major or minor in economics.
tion by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technol-
In Physical Education, Four separate semesters including
ogy, and science programs are positioned for approval by
PAGN101 and PAGN102 totaling a minimum of 2 credit
their relevant societies, in particular the American Chemical
hours.
Society for the Chemistry program.
In Freshman Orientation and Success, 0.5 semester hours
Course Numbering
in CSM101.
Numbering of Courses:
Free electives, minimum 9 hours, are included within each
Course numbering is based on the content of material pre-
degree granting program. With the exception of the restric-
sented in courses.
tions mentioned below, the choice of free elective courses
Course Numbering:
to satisfy degree requirements is unlimited. The restric-
100–199
Freshman level
Lower division
tions are:
200–299
Sophomore level
Lower division
1. The choice must not be in conflict with any Graduation
300–399
Junior level
Upper division
Requirements (p. 32).
400–499
Senior level
Upper division
2. Free electives to satisfy degree requirements may not ex-
500–699
Graduate level
ceed three semester hours in band, chorus, studio art, and
Over 700
Graduate Research or Thesis level
physical education and athletics courses combined.
Student Life
The Freshman Year
CSM101. FRESHMAN SUCCESS SEMINAR is a "college
Freshmen in all programs normally take the same subjects,
transition" course, taught in small groups. Emphasis is placed
as listed below:
on fostering connectedness to CSM, developing an apprecia-
tion of the value of a Mines education, and learning the tech-
Fall Semester
subject code** and course number
lec. lab. sem.hrs.
niques and University resources that will allow freshmen to
CHGN121 Principles of Chemistry I
3
3
4
develop to their fullest potential at CSM. Course Objectives:
MATH111 Calculus for Scientists & Engn’rs I
4
4
Become an integrated member of the CSM community; ex-
SYGN101* Earth and Environmental Systems
3
3
4
plore, select and connect with an academic major; and de-
LAIS100* Nature and Human Values
4
4
velop as a person and a student. 8 meetings during semester;
CSM101 Freshman Success Seminar
0.5
0.5
0.5 semester hours.
PAGN101 Physical Education I
0.5
0.5
Total
17
The Core Curriculum
Spring Semester
lec. lab. sem.hrs.
Core requirements for graduation include the following:
CHGN124 Principles of Chemistry I
3
3
In Mathematics and the Basic Sciences, 12 semester hours
CHGN126 Quantitative Chem. Measurements
3
1
in Calculus for Scientists and Engineers and 3 semester
MATH112 Calculus for Scientists & Engn’rs II
4
4
hours in Differential Equations (2 semester hours in Dif-
EPIC151* Design I
2
3
3
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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
Special Programs
SYGN101, LAIS100 and EPIC151 will vary between the fall
EPICS (Engineering Practices Introductory Course
and spring semesters. In come cases the combinations may
Sequence)
include taking EBGN201 in the freshman year instead of the
EPICS is a two-semester sequence of courses for freshmen
sophomore year, whereupon one of the * courses is shifted to
and sophomores, designed to prepare students for their
the sophomore year. Students admitted with acceptable ad-
upper-division courses and to develop some of the key skills
vanced placement credits will be registered in accordance
of the professional engineer: the ability to solve complex,
with their advanced placement status.
open-ended problems; the ability to self-educate; and the
ability to communicate effectively.
** Key to Subject Codes
ChEN
Chemical Engineering
An award-winning program, EPICS replaces the traditional
CHGC Geochemistry
core courses in introductory computing skills, graphics, and
CHGN Chemistry
technical communication. Whenever possible, instruction in
CSCI
Computer Science
these subjects is “hands-on” and experiential, with the in-
DCGN Core Science and Engineering Fundamentals
structor serving primarily as mentor rather than lecturer.
EBGN Economics and Business
Problem-solving skills are developed through “projects,”
EGES
Engineering Systems (Engineering)
open-ended problems, which the students solve in teams.
EGGN Engineering
Starting with simple case studies, the projects grow in length
EPIC
EPICS
and complexity to a final, full-semester project submitted by
ESGN Environmental Science and Engineering
an external client. The projects require extensive library
GEGN Geological Engineering
research and self-education in appropriate technical areas;
GEGX Geochemical Exploration (Geology)
they also require students to consider non-technical con-
GEOC Oceanography (Geology)
straints (economic, ethical, political, societal) in arriving at
GEOL Geology
their solutions.
GOGN Geo-Engineering (Mining)
Written and oral communications are studied and practiced
GPGN Geophysical Engineering
as an integral part of the project work. Graphics and comput-
HNRS Honors Program
ing skills are integrated with projects wherever possible.
LAIS
Liberal Arts & International Studies
LICM
Communication
Among the topics studied by students in EPICS are: use
LIFL
Foreign Languages
of the computer as a problem-solving tool, and the use of
LIMU
Band; Choir
word-processing, graphics, spreadsheet and CAD packages;
MATH Mathematics
3-D visualization; audience analysis and the preparation of
MNGN Mining Engineering
a variety of technical documents; oral communication in
MSGN Military Science
the staff format; interpersonal skills in group work; project
MTGN Metallurgical & Materials Engr’ng
management.
PAGN Physical Education and Athletics
The EPICS program is required of all undergraduates.
PEGN Petroleum Engineering
Division of Liberal Arts and International Studies (LAIS)
PHGN Physics
Writing Center
SYGN Core sequence in Systems
Located in room 311 Stratton Hall (phone: 303-273-3085),
The Sophomore Year
the LAIS Writing Center is a teaching facility providing all
Requirements for the sophomore year are listed within
CSM students with an opportunity to enhance their writing
each degree granting program. Continuing requirements for
proficiency. The LAIS Writing Center faculty are experienced
satisfying the core are met in the sophomore, junior and
technical and professional writing instructors. The Center as-
senior years. It is advantageous, but not essential, that stu-
sists writers with all their writing needs, from course assign-
dents select one of the twelve undergraduate degree pro-
ments to scholarship applications, proposals, letters and
grams early in the sophomore year.
resumes. This service is free to CSM students and includes
one-to-one tutoring and online resources (at
Curriculum Changes
http://www.mines.edu/academic/lais/wc/).
In accordance with the statement on Curriculum Changes
on page 32, the Colorado School of Mines makes improve-
Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC)
ments in its curriculum from time to time. To confirm that
To support the institutional goal of developing professional
they are progressing according to the requirements of the
communication skills, required writing and communication-
curriculum, students should consult their academic advisors
intensive courses are designated in both the core and in the
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degree-granting programs. The Campus Writing Program,
versities, subject to Humanitarian Engineering Steering
housed in the Division of Liberal Arts and International
Committee approval). Students may also wish to investigate
Studies (LAIS), supports the WAC program.
the 18-credit Minor in Humanitarian Studies and Technology.
In addition to disciplinary writing experience, students also
Minor Program/Area of Special Interest
obtain writing experience outside their disciplines as courses
Established Minor Programs/Areas of Special Interest
in LAIS are virtually all writing intensive. Writing-intensive
(ASI) are offered by all of the undergraduate degree-granting
courses within the various degree-granting programs are des-
departments as well as the Division of Environmental Sci-
ignated with (WI) in Section 6 of this Bulletin, Description of
ence and Engineering, the Division of Liberal Arts and Inter-
Courses.
national Studies, and the Military Science Department.
The Guy T. McBride, Jr. Honors Program in Public
A MINOR PROGRAM of study consists of a minimum of
Affairs for Engineers
18 credit hours of a logical sequence of courses. With the
The McBride Honors Program offers a 24-semester-hour
exception of the McBride Honors minor, only three of these
program of seminars and off-campus activities that has the
hours may be taken in the student's degree-granting depart-
primary goal of providing a select number of students the
ment and no more than three of these hours may be at the
opportunity to cross the boundaries of their technical exper-
100- or 200-level. A Minor Program may not be completed
tise and to gain the sensitivity to prove, project, and test the
in the same department as the major.
moral and social implications of their future professional
An AREA OF SPECIAL INTEREST consists of a mini-
judgments and activities, not only for the particular organiza-
mum of 12 credit hours of a logical sequence of courses.
tions with which they will be involved, but also for the nation
Only three of these hours may be at the 100- or 200-level and
and the world. Themes from the humanities and the social
no more than three of these hours may be specifically re-
sciences are incorporated into the engineering curriculum to
quired for the degree program in which the student is gradu-
develop in students habits of thought necessary for effective
ating. With the approval of the department, an ASI may be
management, social responsibility, and enlightened leader-
completed within the same major department.
ship.
As a minimum, CSM requires that any course used to ful-
This program leads to a certificate and a Minor in the
fill a minor/ASI requirement be completed with a passing
McBride Honors Program in Public Affairs for Engineers.
grade. Some programs offering minors/ASIs may, however,
Bioengineering and Life Sciences (BELS)
impose higher minimum grades for inclusion of the course in
Nine CSM departments and divisions have combined
the minor/ASI. In these cases, the program specified mini-
resources to offer a Minor Program and an Area of Special
mum course grades take precedence. For additional informa-
Interest (ASI) in Bioengineering and Life Sciences (BELS).
tion on program-specific minimum course grade
The BELS minor and the ASI are flexible, requiring only one
requirements, refer to the appropriate program section of this
common core course (BELS/ESGN301, General Biology I).
Bulletin.
The rest of the courses can be chosen, in consultation with a
As a minimum, to be awarded a minor/ASI, CSM requires
BELS program advisor, from a broad list of electives, allow-
students obtain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher in all
ing students to concentrate their learning in areas such as
minor/ASI courses. All attempts at required minor/ASI
Biomedical Engineering, Biomaterials, Environmental Bio-
courses are used in computing this minor/ASI GPA. Some
technology, Biophysics or Pre-Medical studies. Interested
programs offering minors/ASIs may, however, require a
students should consult with the office of Dr. Joel Bach,
higher minimum cumulative GPA. In these cases, the pro-
Assistant Director of BELS, Brown Building 314A, 303-384-
gram specified GPA takes precedence. For additional infor-
2161, jmbach@mines.edu.
mation on program specific GPA requirements, refer to the
The Humanitarian Engineering Minor (HE)
appropriate section of this Bulletin.
An alternative available to engineering students seeking to
Students may not request more than half of the required
have a direct impact on meeting the basic needs of humanity.
courses for the minor or ASI be completed through transfer
This minor program lies at the intersection of society, cul-
credit, including AP, IB and CLEP. Some minor/ASI pro-
ture, and technology. Technologically-oriented humanitarian
grams, however, have been established in collaboration with
projects are intended to provide fundamental needs (food,
other institutions through formal articulation agreements and
water, waste treatment, shelter, and power) when these are
these may allow transfer credit exceeding this limit. For ad-
missing or inadequate for human development, or higher-
ditional information on program specific transfer credit lim-
level needs for underserved communities within developed
its, refer to the appropriate section of this Bulletin.
and developing countries. The Humanitarian Engineering
Minor combines courses in LAIS with technical courses of-
A Minor Program/Area of Special Interest declaration
fered through the Engineering Division or other appropriate
(which can be found in the Registrar's Office) should be sub-
applied courses offered on the Mines campus (or at other uni-
mitted for approval prior to the student's completion of half
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of the hours proposed to constitute the program, or at the
with respect to decision-making. The course emphasizes
time of application for graduation - whichever comes first.
written technical communications and introduces oral presen-
Once the declaration form is submitted to the Registrar's Of-
tations. Design (EPICS) I is also offered during the first
fice, the student deciding not to complete the minor must of-
summer field session in a three-week format. 3 semester
ficially drop the minor by notifying the Registrar's Office in
hours.
writing. Should minor requirements not be complete at the
Sophomore Year
time of graduation, the minor program will not be awarded.
EPIC251. Design (EPICS) II builds on the design process in-
Minors are not added after the BS degree is posted. Comple-
troduced in Design (EPICS) I, which focuses on open-ended
tion of the minor will be recorded on the student's official
problem solving in which students integrate teamwork and
transcript.
communications with the use of computer software as tools
Please see the Department for specific course require-
to solve engineering problems. Computer applications empha-
ments. For questions concerning changes in the sequence of
size information acquisition and processing based on know-
minor courses after the declaration form is submitted, contact
ing what new information is necessary to solve a problem
the Registrar's Office for assistance.
and where to find the information efficiently. Teams analyze
Study Abroad
team dynamics through weekly team meetings and progress
Students wishing to pursue study abroad opportunities
reports. The course emphasizes oral presentations and builds
should contact the Office of International Programs (OIP),
on written communications techniques introduced in Design
listed under the Services section of this Bulletin, p.160.
(EPICS) I. Design (EPICS) II is also offered during the first
Colorado School of Mines encourages students to include an
summer field session in a three-week format. Prerequisite:
international study/work experience in their undergraduate
EPIC151. 3 semester hours.
education. CSM maintains student exchange programs with
EPIC252. Leadership (EPICS) can be taken in lieu of
engineering universities in South America, Europe, Australia,
EPIC251. Leadership (EPICS) II builds on the design
Africa, and Asia. Courses successfully passed abroad can be
process introduced in Design (EPICS) I, which focuses on
substituted for their equivalent course at CSM. Overall GPA
open-ended problem solving in which students integrate
is not affected by courses taken abroad. In addition, study
skills in teamwork, communications, and computer software
abroad can be arranged on an individual basis at universities
to solve engineering problems. This section, however, pres-
throughout the world.
ents projects, which require strategic planning and commu-
Financial aid and selected scholarships and grants can be
nity interaction exposing students to the challenges and
used to finance approved study abroad programs. The OIP
responsibilities of leadership. Computer applications empha-
has developed a resource center for study abroad information
size information acquisition and processing based on know-
in its office, 109 Stratton Hall, phone 303-384-2121. Students
ing what new information is necessary to solve a problem
are invited to use the resource materials and meet with staff
and where to find the information efficiently. Students ana-
to discuss overseas study opportunities.
lyze team dynamics through weekly meetings and progress
reports. The course emphasizes oral presentations and builds
Core Areas
on written communications techniques introduced in Design
(EPICS) I. In addition, these sections provide instruction and
Design
practice in team interactions (learning styles, leadership at-
Engineering Practices Introductory Course
tributes ), project management, and policy (stakeholder
Sequence (EPICS)
needs, product outcome, and leadership situation). Prerequi-
ROBERT D. KNECHT, Design (EPICS) Program Director
site: EPIC151. 4 semester hours.
and CE Research Professor
Systems
JOEL DUNCAN, Senior Lecturer(also in Geology & Geological
Engineering)
SYGN101. EARTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL SYSTEMS
NATALIE VAN TYNE, Lecturer
(I, II, S) Fundamental concepts concerning the nature, com-
MARTIN SPANN, Instructor
position and evolution of the lithosphere, hydrosphere, atmos-
Freshman Year
phere and biosphere of the earth integrating the basic sciences
EPIC151. Design (EPICS) I introduces students to a design
of chemistry, physics, biology and mathematics. Understand-
process that includes open-ended problem solving and team-
ing of anthropological interactions with the natural systems,
work integrated with the use of computer software as tools to
and related discussions on cycling of energy and mass, global
solve engineering problems. Computer applications empha-
warming, natural hazards, land use, mitigation of environ-
size graphical visualization and production of clear and co-
mental problems such as toxic waste disposal, exploitation and
herent graphical images, charts, and drawings. Teams assess
conservation of energy, mineral and agricultural resources,
engineering ethics, group dynamics and time management
proper use of water resources, biodiversity and construction.
3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 4 semester hours.
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SYGN200. HUMAN SYSTEMS (I, II) This course in the
Distributed Core
CSM core curriculum articulates with LAIS100: Nature and
DCGN209. INTRODUCTION TO CHEMICAL THERMO-
Human Values and with the other systems courses. Human
DYNAMICS (I, II, S) Introduction to the fundamental
Systems is an interdisciplinary historical examination of key
principles of classical thermodynamics, with particular empha-
systems created by humans - namely, political, economic,
sis on chemical and phase equilibria. Volume-temperature-
social, and cultural institutions - as they have evolved world-
pressure relationships for solids, liquids, and gases; ideal and
wide from the inception of the modern era (ca. 1500) to the
non-ideal gases. Introduction to kinetic-molecular theory of
present. This course embodies an elaboration of these human
ideal gases and the Maxwell-Boltzmann distributions. Work,
systems as introduced in their environmental context in
heat, and application of the First Law to closed systems,
Nature and Human Values and will reference themes and
including chemical reactions. Entropy and the Second and
issues explored therein. It also demonstrates the cross-disci-
Third Laws; Gibbs Free Energy. Chemical equilibrium and
plinary applicability of the “systems” concept. Assignments
the equilibrium constant; introduction to activities & fugacities.
will give students continued practice in writing. Prerequisite:
One- and two-component phase diagrams; Gibbs Phase
LAIS100. 3 semester hours.
Rule. Prerequisites: CHGN121, CHGN124, MACS111,
SYGN201. ENGINEERED EARTH SYSTEMS (I) An
MACS112, PHGN100. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
introduction to Engineered Earth Systems. Aspects of appro-
Students with credit in DCGN210 may not also receive cred-
priate earth systems and engineering practices in geological,
it in DCGN209.
geophysical, mining and petroleum engineering. Emphasis
DCGN210. INTRODUCTION TO ENGINEERING THER-
on complex interactions and feedback loops within and
MODYNAMICS (I, II) Introduction to the fundamental
among natural and engineered systems. A case histories
principles of classical engineering thermodynamics. Appli-
format provides an introduction to earth engineering fields.
cation of mass and energy balances to closed and open sys-
2 hours lecture/seminar, 3 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
tems including systems undergoing transient processes.
SYGN202. ENGINEERED MATERIALS SYSTEMS (I, II)
Entropy generation and the second law of thermodynamics
Introduction to the structure, properties, and processing of
for closed and open systems. Introduction to phase equilibri-
materials. The historical role that engineered and natural
um and chemical reaction equilibria. Ideal solution behavior.
materials have made on the advance of civilization. Engi-
Prerequisites: CHGN121, CHGN124, MACS111, MACS112,
neered materials and their life cycles through processing,
PHGN100. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours. Students with
use, disposal and recycle. The impact that engineered mate-
credit in DCGN209 may not also receive credit in DCGN210.
rials have on selected systems to show the breadth of prop-
DCGN241. STATICS (I, II, S) Forces, moments, couples,
erties that are important and how they can be controlled by
equilibrium, centroids and second moments of areas, vol-
proper material processing. Recent trends in materials devel-
umes and masses, hydrostatics, friction, virtual work.
opment mimicking natural materials in the context of the
Applications of vector algebra to structures. Prerequisite:
structure and functionality of materials in living systems.
Credit or concurrent enrollment in PHGN100, MACS112,
Prerequisites or concurrent: CHGN124, MACS112,
EPIC151 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
PHGN100. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
DCGN381. INTRODUCTION TO ELECTRICAL CIRCUITS,
SYGN203. NATURAL AND ENGINEERED ENVIRON-
ELECTRONICS AND POWER (I, II, S) This course pro-
MENTAL SYSTEMS Introduction to natural and engi-
vides an engineering science analysis of electrical circuits.
neered environmental systems analysis. environmental deci-
The following topics are included: DC and single- and three-
sion making, sustainable development, industrial ecology,
phase AC circuit analysis, current and charge relationships.
pollution prevention, and environmental life cycle assess-
Ohm’s Law, resistors, inductors, capacitors, equivalent
ment. The basic concepts of material balances, energy bal-
resistance and impedance, Kirchoff’s Laws, Thevenin and
ances, chemical equilibrium and kinetics and structure and
Norton equivalent circuits, superposition and source trans-
function of biological systems will be used to analyze envi-
formation, power and energy, maximum power transfer, first
ronmental systems. Case studies in sustainable development,
order transient response, algebra of complex numbers, pha-
industrial ecology, pollution prevention and life cycle assess-
sor representation, time domain and frequency domain con-
ment will be covered. The goal of this course is to develop
cepts, effective and rms vales, complex power, apparent
problem-solving skills associated with the analysis of envi-
power, power factor, balanced delta and wye line and phase
ronmental systems. Prerequisites: CHGN124 or concurrent;
currents, filters, resonance, diodes, EM work, moving charge
MACS112 or concurrent; PHGN100; SYGN101. 3 hours
in an electric field, relationship between EM voltage and
lecture; 3 semester hours.
work, Faraday’s and Ampere’s Laws, magnetic reluctance
and ideal transformers. Prerequisite: PHGN200. 3 hours lec-
ture; 3 semester hours.
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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
the opportunity to begin work on a Graduate Certificate, Pro-
A student interested in applying into a graduate degree
fessional Master’s Degree, or Master’s Degree while com-
program as a Combined Degree Program student should first
pleting the requirements for their Bachelor’s Degree. These
contact the department or division hosting the graduate de-
combined Bachelor’s-Master’s programs have been created
gree program into which he/she wishes to apply. Initial in-
by CSM faculty in those situations where they have deemed
quiries may be made at any time, but initial contacts made
it academically advantageous to treat BS and MS degree pro-
soon after completion of the first semester, Sophomore year
grams as a continuous and integrated process. These acceler-
are recommended. Following this initial inquiry, departments/
ated programs can be valuable in fields of engineering and
divisions will provide initial counseling on degree applica-
applied science where advanced education in technology
tion procedures, admissions standards and degree completion
and/or management provides the opportunity to be on a fast
requirements.
track for advancement to leadership positions. These pro-
Admission into a graduate degree program as a Combined
grams also can be valuable for students who want to get a
Degree Program student can occur as early as the first semes-
head start on graduate education.
ter, Junior year, and must be granted no later than the end of
The combined programs at CSM offer several advantages
registration, last semester Senior year. Once admitted into a
to students who choose to enroll in them:
graduate degree program, students may enroll in 500-level
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,
2. Students who plan to go directly into industry leave CSM
students are assigned graduate advisors. Prior to registration
with additional specialized knowledge and skills which
for the next semester, students and their graduate advisors
may allow them to enter their career path at a higher level
should meet and plan a strategy for completing both the un-
and advance more rapidly. Alternatively, students planning
dergraduate and graduate programs as efficiently as possible.
on attending graduate school can get a head start on their
Until their undergraduate degree requirements are completed,
graduate education.
students continue to have undergraduate advisors in the home
3. Students can plan their undergraduate electives to satisfy
department or division of their Bachelor’s Degrees.
prerequisites, thus ensuring adequate preparation for their
C. Requirements
graduate program.
Combined Degree Program students are considered under-
4. Early assignment of graduate advisors permits students to
graduate students until such time as they complete their
plan optimum course selection and scheduling in order to
undergraduate degree requirements. Combined Degree Pro-
complete their graduate program quickly.
gram students who are still considered undergraduates by this
definition have all of the privileges and are subject to all
5. Early acceptance into a Combined Degree Program lead-
expectations of both their undergraduate and graduate pro-
ing to a Graduate Certificate, Professional Master’s Degree,
grams. These students may enroll in both undergraduate and
or Non-Thesis Master’s Degree assures students of auto-
graduate courses (see section D below), may have access to
matic acceptance into full graduate status if they maintain
departmental assistance available through both programs,
good standing while in early-acceptance status.
and may be eligible for undergraduate financial aid as deter-
6. In many cases, students will be able to complete both
mined by the Office of Financial Aid. Upon completion of
Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in five years of total
their undergraduate degree requirements, a Combined Degree
enrollment at CSM.
Program student is considered enrolled full-time in his/her
Certain graduate programs may allow Combined Program
graduate program. Once having done so, the student is no
students to fulfill part of the requirements of their graduate de-
longer eligible for undergraduate financial aid, but may now
gree by including up to six hours of specified course credits
be eligible for graduate financial aid. To complete their grad-
which also were used in fulfilling the requirements of their un-
uate degree, each Combined Degree Program student must
dergraduate degree. These courses may only be applied toward
register as a graduate student for at least one semester.
fulfilling Master's degree requirements beyond the institutional
Once fully admitted into a graduate program, under-
minimum Master's degree requirement of 30 credit hours.
graduate Combined Degree Program students must maintain
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good standing in the Combined Degree Program by main-
D. Enrolling in Graduate Courses as a Senior in a
taining a minimum semester GPA of 3.0 in all courses taken.
Combined Program
Students not meeting this requirement are deemed to be mak-
As described in the Undergraduate Bulletin, seniors may
ing unsatisfactory academic progress in the Combined De-
enroll in 500-level courses. In addition, undergraduate
gree Program. Students for whom this is the case are subject
seniors who have been granted admission through the Com-
to probation and, if occurring over two semesters, subject to
bined Degree Program into thesis-based MS degree programs
discretionary dismissal from the graduate portion of their
may, with graduate advisor approval, register for 700-level
program as defined in the Unsatisfactory Academic Perfor-
research credits appropriate to Master’s-level degree programs.
mance section of the Graduate Bulletin.
With this single exception, while a Combined Degree Program
Upon completion of the undergraduate degree requirements,
student is still completing his/her undergraduate degree, all
Combined Degree Program students are subject to all require-
of the conditions described in this Bulletin for undergraduate
ments (e.g., course requirements, departmental approval of
enrollment in graduate-level courses apply. 700-level research
transfer credits, research credits, minimum GPA, etc.) appro-
credits are always applied to a student’s graduate degree
priate to the graduate program in which they are enrolled.
program. If an undergraduate Combined Degree Program
student would like to enroll in a 500-level course and apply
this course to his/her graduate degree, he/she must notify the
Registrar of the intent to do so prior to enrolling in the
course. The Registrar will forward this information to the
Office of Financial Aid for appropriate action. If prior con-
sent is not received, all 500-level graduate courses taken as
an undergraduate Combined Degree Program student will be
applied to the student’s undergraduate degree transcript.
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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
lating to how materials are produced and processed both in
RONALD L. MILLER, Professor
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-
COLIN A. WOLDEN, Professor
namics, reaction kinetics, and chemical process control are at
ANDREW M. HERRING, Associate Professor
the heart of the chemical engineering curriculum at CSM. In
CAROLYN A. KOH, 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
KEITH B. NEEVES, Assistant Professor
focus is first introduced at CSM through the physical and or-
AMADEU K. SUM, Assistant Professor
ganic chemistry sequences, and the theme is continued and
HUGH KING, Senior Lecturer
TRACY Q. GARDNER, Lecturer
developed within the chemical engineering curriculum via
CYNTHIA NORRGRAN, Lecturer
material and projects introduced in advanced courses. Our un-
PAUL D. OGG, Lecturer
dergraduate program at CSM is exemplified by intensive in-
JOHN M. PERSICHETTI, Lecturer
tegration of computer-aided molecular simulation and
ROBERT J. EVANS, Research Professor
computer-aided process modeling in the curriculum, and by
MICHAEL FRENKEL, Research Professor
our unique approach to teaching of the unit operations labora-
ROBERT D. KNECHT, Research Professor, Director of EPICS
tory sequence. The unit operations lab course is offered only
ANGEL ABBUD-MADRID, Research Associate Professor
in the summer as a six-week intensive “field session”. Here,
HANS HEINRICH-CARSTENSEN, Research Associate Professor
the fundamentals of heat, mass, and momentum transport and
SERGEI KISELEV, Research Associate Professor
applied thermodynamics are reviewed in a practical,
GLENN MURRAY, Research Assistant Professor
JOHN OAKEY, Research Assistant Professor
applications-oriented setting. The important subjects of team-
WAYNE ROMONCHUK, Research Assistant Professor
work, critical thinking, and oral and written technical com-
EUN-JAE SHIN, Research Assistant Professor
munications skills are also stressed in this course.
ROBERT M. BALDWIN, Professor Emeritus
Facilities for the study of chemical engineering or chemi-
ANNETTE L. BUNGE, Professor Emeritus
cal and biochemical engineering at the Colorado School of
JAMES H. GARY, Professor Emeritus
Mines are among the best in the nation. Our modern in-house
JOHN O. GOLDEN, Professor Emeritus
ARTHUR J. KIDNAY, Professor Emeritus
computer network supports over 50 workstations, and is an-
VICTOR F. YESAVAGE, Professor Emeritus
chored by a large mass storage device and a 1.1 teraflop Be-
owulf cluster. Specialized undergraduate laboratory facilities
Program Description
exist for the study of polymer properties, and for reaction en-
The Chemical Engineering Department offers two differ-
gineering and unit operations. In 1992, the department
ent degrees: Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering
moved into a new $11 million facility which included new
and Bachelor of Science in Chemical and Biochemical Engi-
classroom and office space, as well as high quality laborato-
neering. A student seeking the latter degree graduates as a
ries for undergraduate and graduate research. Our honors un-
fully qualified Chemical Engineer but has additional training
dergraduate research program is open to highly qualified
in bioprocessing technologies that are of interest in renew-
students, and provides our undergraduates with the opportu-
able energy. Generally, the fields of chemical and biochemi-
nity to carry out independent research, or to join a graduate
cal engineering are extremely broad, and encompass all
research team. This program has been highly successful and
technologies and industries where chemical processing is uti-
Mines undergraduate chemical engineering students have
lized in any form. Students with baccalaureate (B.S.) Chemi-
won several national competitions and awards based on re-
cal Engineering or Chemical and Biochemical Engineering
search conducted while pursuing their baccalaureate degree.
degrees from CSM can find employment in many diverse
The program leading to the degree Bachelor of Science in
fields, including: advanced materials synthesis and process-
Chemical Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Ac-
ing, product and process research and development, food and
creditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engi-
pharmaceutical processing and synthesis, biochemical and
neering and Technology, 111 Market Place, Suite 1050,
biomedical materials and products, microelectronics manu-
Baltimore, MD 21202-4012, telephone (410) 347-7700.
facturing, petroleum and petrochemical processing, and
process and product design.
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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-
ing to the following general system.
of Science in Chemical and Biochemical
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)
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
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)
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-
Requirements (Chemical Engineering)
mation from their advisor and/or the current faculty member
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
16
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
Requirements (Chemical and Biochemical
Total
15
Engineering)
Degree total
134.5
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, MATH225, grade of C or
process simulation. Prerequisite: MATH225, grade of C or
higher in ChEN201 or consent of instructor. Corequisite:
higher in ChEN201. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
ChEN358. 3 hours lecture; 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: MATH225, grade of C or
als, phase equlibria, recrystallization and grain growth,
higher in ChEN307 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: Grade of C
measurement of material properties. Interrelationships
or higher in ChEN357, or consent of instructor. 3 hours lec-
between response functions and correlation of data and
ture; 3 semester 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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ChEN435/PHGN435. INTERDISCIPLINARY MICRO-
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 Department Head
among processing steps. Prerequisites: Senior standing in
MARK E. EBERHART, Professor
PAUL W. JAGODZINSKI, Professor
PHGN, ChEN, MTGN, or EGGN. Consent of instructor. Due
PATRICK MACCARTHY, Professor
to lab space the enrollment is limited to 20 students. 1.5
KENT J. VOORHEES, Professor
hours lecture, 4 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
SCOTT W. COWLEY, 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
E. CRAIG SIMMONS, Associate Professor
between microscopic properties of materials and systems to
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
MATTHEW C. POSEWITZ, Assistant Professor
ChEN450. HONORS UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH
STEVEN F. DEC, Lecturer
ED A. DEMPSEY, Instructor
Scholarly research of an independent nature. Prerequisite:
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
CHARLES W. STARKS, Associate Professor Emeritus
CHGN428, and CHGN462 or consent of the instructor. 3
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
Inorganic chemistry - atomic structure and periodicity,
chemistry and chemical engineering as an excellent prepara-
crystal lattice structure, molecular geometry and bond-
tion for industrial careers.
ing (VSEPR, Lewis structures, VB and MO theory,
The instructional and research laboratories located in
bond energies and lengths), metals structure and prop-
Coolbaugh Hall contain extensive instrumentation for: gas
erties, acid-base theories, main-group element chem-
chromatography (GC), high-performance liquid chromatog-
istry, coordination chemistry, term symbols, ligand
raphy (HPLC), ion chromatography (IC), supercritical-fluid
field theory, spectra and magnetism of complexes,
chromatography (SFC), inductively-coupled-plasma-atomic
organometallic chemistry.
emission spectroscopy (ICP-AES) field-flow fractionation
Organic chemistry - bonding and structure, structure-
(FFF), mass spectrometry (MS, GC/MS, GC/MS/MS, PY/MS,
physical property relationships, reactivity-structure re-
PY/GC/MS, SFC/MS, MALDI-TOF), nuclear magnetic
lationships, reaction mechanisms (nucleophilic and
resonance spectrometry (solids and liquids), infrared spectro-
electrophilic substitution, addition, elimination, radical
photometry (FTIR), visible-ultraviolet spectrophotometry,
reactions, rearrangements, redox reactions, photochem-
microscopy, X-ray photoelectron spectrometry (XPS), and
ical reactions, and metal-mediated reactions), chemical
thermogravimetric analysis (TGA).
kinetics, catalysis, major classes of compounds and
Program Educational Objectives (Bachelor of
their reactions, design of synthetic pathways.
Science in Chemistry)
Physical chemistry - thermodynamics (energy, enthalpy,
In addition to contributing toward achieving the educa-
entropy, equilibrium constants, free energy, chemical
tional objectives described in the CSM Graduate Profile and
potential, non-ideal systems, standard states, activity,
the ABET Accreditation Criteria, the B.S. curricula in chem-
phase rule, phase equilibria, phase diagrams), electro-
istry are designed to:
chemistry, kinetic theory (Maxwell-Boltzmann distri-
Impart mastery of chemistry fundamentals;
bution, collision frequency, effusion, heat capacity,
Develop ability to apply chemistry fundamentals in
equipartition of energy), kinetics (microscopic re-
solving open-ended problems;
versibility, relaxation processes, mechanisms and rate
Impart knowledge of and ability to use modern tools of
laws, collision and absolute rate theories), quantum
chemical analysis and synthesis;
mechanics (Schroedinger equations, operators and
Develop ability to locate and use pertinent information
matrix elements, particle-in-a-box, simple harmonic
from the chemical literature;
oscillator, rigid rotor, angular momentum, hydrogen
Develop ability to interpret and use experimental data
atom, hydrogen wave functions, spin, Pauli principle,
for chemical systems;
LCAO method), spectroscopy (dipole selection rules,
Develop ability to effectively communicate in both
rotational spectra, term symbols, atomic and molecular
written and oral formats;
electronic spectra, magnetic spectroscopy, Raman spec-
Prepare students for entry to and success in profes-
troscopy, multiphoton selection rules, lasers), statistical
sional careers;
thermodynamics (ensembles, partition functions, Ein-
Prepare students for entry to and success in graduate
stein crystals, Debye crystals), group theory, surface
programs; and
chemistry, X-ray crystallography, electron diffraction,
Prepare students for responsible contribution to society.
dielectric constants, dipole moments.
Curriculum
Laboratory and communication skills
The B.S. chemistry curricula, in addition to the strong
Analytical methods - gravimetry, titrimetry, sample
basis provided by the common core, contain three compo-
dissolution, fusion, quantitative spectrophotometry,
nents: chemistry fundamentals, laboratory and communica-
GC, HPLC, GC/MS, potentiometry, AA, ICP-AES
tion skills, and applications courses.
Synthesis techniques - batch reactor assembly, inert-
Chemistry fundamentals
atmosphere manipulations, vacuum line methods,
high-temperature methods, high-pressure methods,
Analytical chemistry - sampling, method selection,
distillation, recrystallization, extraction, sublimation,
statistical data analysis, error sources, interferences,
chromatographic purification, product identification
theory of operation of analytical instruments (atomic
and molecular spectroscopy, mass spectrometry, mag-
Physical measurements - refractometry, viscometry,
netic resonance spectrometry, chromatography and
colligative properties, FTIR, NMR
other separation methods, electroanalytical methods,
Information retrieval - Chemical Abstracts, CA on-line,
and thermal methods), calibration, standardization,
CA registry numbers, Beilstein, Gmelin, handbooks,
stoichiometry of analysis, equilibrium and kinetics
organic syntheses, organic reactions, inorganic syntheses,
principles in analysis.
primary sources, ACS Style Guide
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Reporting - lab notebook, experiment and research re-
Senior Year Fall Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
ports, technical oral reports
CHGN495 Research
9
3
Area of Special Interest Elective
3
3
Communication - scientific reviews, seminar presenta-
LAIS/EBGN H&SS GenEd Restricted Elective II
3
3
tions
CHGN401 Theoretical Inorganic Chem.
3
3
Applications
Free elective
3
3
Area of special interest courses - application of chem-
Total
15
istry fundamentals in another discipline; e.g. chemical
Senior Year Spring Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
engineering, environmental science, materials science
CHGN495 Undergraduate Research
6
2
Area of Special Interest Elective
3
3
Internship - summer or semester experience in an in-
LAIS/EBGN H&SS GenEd Restricted Elective III
3
3
dustrial or governmental organization working on real-
Free elective
3
3
world problems
Free elective
3
3
Undergraduate research-open-ended problem solving in
Total
14
the context of a research project
Degree Total
137.5
Degree Requirements (Chemistry Track)
# Possible electives that will be recommended to students are:
The B.S. curricula in chemistry are outlined below.
SYGN202; SYGN203; ChEN201; PHGN300; EBGN305,
EBGN306, EBGN310, EBGN311, EBGN312; ESGN201/BELS301;
Sophomore Year Fall Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
ESGN353; GEOL201, 210, 212; MNGN210; PEGN102; CHGN462
MATH213 Calculus for Scientists & Engn’rs III 4
4
PHGN200 Physics II
3.5
3
4.5
DCGN209 Introduction to Thermodynamics
3
3
Environmental Chemistry Track
CHGN221 Organic Chemistry I
3
3
Sophomore Year Fall Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
CHGN223 Organic Chemistry I Lab
3
1
MATH213 Calculus for Scientists & Engn'rs III 4
4
PAGN201 Physical Education III
2
0.5
PHGN200 Physics II
3.5
3
4.5
Total
16
DCGN209 Introduction to Thermodynamics
3
3
Sophomore Year Spring Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
CHGN221 Organic Chemistry I
3
3
CHGN222 Organic Chemistry II
3
3
CHGN223 Organic Chemistry I Lab
3
1
CHGN224 Organic Chemistry II Lab
3
1
PAGN201 Physical Education III
2
0.5
Technical Elective
Total
16
#
3
3
MATH225 Differential Equations
3
3
Sophomore Year Spring Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
CHGN335 Instrumental Analysis
3
3
CHGN222 Organic Chemistry II
3
3
CHGN201 Thermodynamics Laboratory
3
1
CHGN224 Organic Chemistry II Lab
3
1
EPIC251 Design II
2
3
3
Technical Elective#
3
3
PAGN202 Physical Education IV
2
0.5
MATH225 Differential Equations
3
3
Total
17.5
CHGN335 Instrumental Analysis
3
3
Junior Year Fall Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
CHGN201 Thermodynamics Laboratory
3
1
SYGN200 Human Systems
3
3
EPIC251 Design II
2
3
3
CHGN428 Biochemistry
3
3
PAGN202 Physical Education IV
2
0.5
CHGN336 Analytical Chemistry
3
3
Total
17.5
CHGN337 Analytical Chemistry Laboratory
3
1
Junior Year Fall Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
CHGN351 Physical Chemistry I
3
3
4
SYGN200 Human Systems
3
3
Area of Special Interest Elective
3
3
CHGN428 Biochemistry
3
3
Total
17
CHGN336 Analytical Chemistry
3
3
Junior Year Spring Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
CHGN337 Analytical Chemistry Laboratory
3
1
CHGN353 Physical Chemistry II
3
3
4
CHGN351 Physical Chemistry I
3
3
4
CHGN341 Descriptive Inorganic Chemistry
3
3
Environmental Elective
3
3
CHGN323 Qualitative Organic Analysis
1
3
2
Total
17
CHGN395 Introduction to Undergraduate Research
3
1
Junior Year Spring Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
EBGN201 Principles of Economics
3
3
CHGN353 Physical Chemistry II
3
3
4
Area of Special Interest Elective
3
3
CHGN341 Descriptive Inorganic Chemistry
3
3
LAIS/EBGN H&SS GenEd Restricted Elective I
3
3
CHGN323 Qualitative Organic Analysis
1
3
2
Total
19
CHGN395 Introduction to Undergraduate Research
3
1
Junior-Senior Year Summer Field Session
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
EBGN201 Principles of Economics
3
3
CHGN490 Synthesis & Characterization
18
6
Environmental Elective
3
3
Total
6
LAIS/EBGN H&SS GenEd Restricted Elective I
3
3
Total
19
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Junior-Senior Year Summer Field Session
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
Senior Year Fall Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
CHGN490 Synthesis & Characterization
18
6
CHGN495 Undergraduate Research
9
3
Total
6
CHGN428 Biochemistry I
3
3
Senior Year Fall Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
LAIS/EBGN H&SS GenEd Restricted Elective II
3
3
CHGN495 Research
9
3
CHGN401 Theoretical Inorganic Chem.
3
3
Environmental Electives
6
6
Technical Elective
3
3
LAIS/EBGN H&SS GenEd Restricted Elective II
3
3
Free Elective
3
3
Free elective
3
3
Total
18
Total
15
Senior Year Spring Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
Senior Year Spring Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
CHGN495 Undergraduate Research
6
2
CHGN495 Undergraduate Research
6
2
CHGN429 Biochemistry II
3
3
CHGN410 Surface Chemistry
3
3
LAIS/EBGN H&SS GenEd Restricted Elective III
3
3
LAIS/EBGN H&SS GenEd Restricted Elective III
3
3
Free elective
3
3
CHGN403 Environmental Chemistry
3
3
Free elective
3
3
Free elective
3
3
Total
14
Total
14
Degree Total
136.5
Degree Total
137.5
# Possible technical electives that will be recommended to students
Biochemistry Track
are: CHGN403, CHGN462, BELS 321, BELS402, BELS404
Sophomore Year Fall Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
Chemistry Minor and ASI Programs
MATH213 Calculus for Scientists & Engn'rs III 4
4
No specific course sequences are suggested for students
PHGN200 Physics II
3.5
3
4.5
wishing to include chemistry minors or areas of special inter-
DCGN209 Introduction to Thermodynamics
3
3
est in their programs. Rather, those students should consult
CHGN221 Organic Chemistry I
3
CHGN223 Organic Chemistry I Lab
3
1
with the CHGC department head (or designated faculty
PAGN201 Physical Education III
2
0.5
member) to design appropriate sequences.
Total
16
Description of Courses
Sophomore Year Spring Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
CHGN111. INTRODUCTORY CHEMISTRY (S) Introduc-
CHGN222 Organic Chemistry II
3
3
tory college chemistry. Elementary atomic structure and the
CHGN224 Organic Chemistry II Lab
3
1
periodic chart, chemical bonding, chemical bonding, chemi-
LAIS/EBGN H&SS GenEd Restricted Elective I
3
3
MATH225 Differential Equations
3
3
cal reactions and stoichiometry of chemi cal reactions, chem-
CHGN335 Instrumental Analysis
3
3
ical equilibrium, thermochemistry, and properties of gases.
CHGN201 Thermodynamics Laboratory
3
1
Must not be used for elective credit. Does not apply toward
EPIC251 Design II
2
3
3
undergraduate degree or g.p.a. 3 hours lecture and 3 hours
PAGN202 Physical Education IV
2
0.5
lab; 3 semester hours.
Total
17.5
CHGN121. PRINCIPLES OF CHEMISTRY I (I, II) Study
Junior Year Fall Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
of matter and energy based on atomic structure, correlation
SYGN200 Human Systems
3
3
of properties of elements with position in periodic chart,
BELS301 General Biology I
3
3
chemical bonding, geometry of molecules, phase changes,
BELS311 General Biology I Lab
3
1
stoichiometry, solution chemistry, gas laws, and thermo-
CHGN336 Analytical Chemistry
3
3
CHGN337 Analytical Chemistry Laboratory
3
1
chemistry. 3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 4 semester hours. Ap-
CHGN351 Physical Chemistry I
3
3
proved for Colorado Guaranteed General Education transfer.
Total
15
Equivalency for GT-SC1.
Junior Year Spring Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
CHGN124. PRINCIPLES OF CHEMISTRY II (I, II, S)
CHGN353 Physical Chemistry II
3
3
4
Continuation of CHGN121 concentrating on chemical kinetics,
CHGN341 Descriptive Inorganic Chemistry
3
3
thermodynamics, electrochemistry, organic nomenclature,
CHGN323 Qualitative Organic Analysis
1
3
2
and chemical equilibrium (acid- base, solubility, complexa-
CHGN395 Introduction to Undergraduate Research
3
1
tion, and redox). Prerequisite: Credit in CHGN121. 3 hours
EBGN201 Principles of Economics
3
3
lecture; 3 semester hours.
BELS303 General Biology II
3
3
BELS313 General Biology II Lab
3
1
CHGN126. QUANTITATIVE CHEMICAL MEASURE-
Total
17
MENTS (I, II, S) Experiments emphasizing quantitative
Junior-Senior Year Summer Field Session
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
chemical measurements. Prerequisite: Credit in or concurrent
CHGN490 Synthesis & Characterization
18
6
enrollment in CHGN124. 3 hours lab; 1 semester hour.
Total
6
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CHGN198. SPECIAL TOPICS IN CHEMISTRY (I, II) Pilot
CHGN323. QUALITATIVE ORGANIC ANALYSIS (II)
course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special
Identification, separation and purification of organic com-
interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is
pounds including use of modern physical and instrumental
offered only once. Prerequisite: Instructor consent. Variable
methods. Prerequisite: CHGN222, CHGN224. 1 hour lec-
credit; 1 to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for credit under differ-
ture; 3 hours lab; 2 semester hours.
ent titles.
CHGN335. INSTRUMENTAL ANALYSIS (II) Principles
CHGN199. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Individual re-
of AAS, AES, Visible-UV, IR, NMR, XRF, XRD, XPS, elec-
search or special problem projects supervised by a faculty
tron, and mass spectroscopy; gas and liquid chromatography;
member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a sub-
data interpretation. Prerequisite: DCGN209, MATH112.
ject matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: “Indepen-
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
dent Study” form must be completed and submitted to the
CHGN336. ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY (I) Theory and
Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for
techniques of gravimetry, titrimetry (acid-base, complexo-
credit.
metric, redox, precipitation), electrochemical analysis, chem-
CHGN201. CHEMICAL THERMODYNAMICS LABORA-
ical separations; statistical evaluation of data. Prerequisite:
TORY (II) Experiments in determining enthalpy, entropy,
DCGN209, CHGN335. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
free energy, equilibrium constants, reaction rates, colligative
CHGN337. ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY LABORA-
properties. Prerequisites DCGN209 or concurrent enroll-
TORY (I) (WI) Laboratory exercises emphasizing sample
ment. 3 hours lab; 1 semester hour.
preparation and instrumental methods of analysis. Prerequi-
CHGN221. ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I (I) Structure, prop-
site: CHGN335, CHGN336 or concurrent enrollment.
erties, and reactions of the important classes of organic com-
3 hours lab; 1 semester hour.
pounds, introduction to reaction mechanisms. Prerequisites:
CHGN340. COOPERATIVE EDUCATION (I, II, S) Super-
CHGN124, CHGN126. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
vised, full-time, chemistry-related employment for a continu-
CHGN223. ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I LABORATORY
ous six-month period (or its equivalent) in which specific
(I,II) Laboratory exercises including purification techniques,
educational objectives are achieved. Prerequisite: Second
synthesis, and characterization. Experiments are designed to
semester sophomore status and a cumulative grade-point
support concepts presented in the CHGN221. Students are
average of at least 2.00. 0 to 3 semester hours. Cooperative
introduced to Green Chemistry principles and methods of
Education credit does not count toward graduation except
synthesis and the use of computational software. Prerequi-
under special conditions.
sites: CHGN221 or concurrent enrollment. 3 hours labora-
CHGN341. DESCRIPTIVE INORGANIC CHEMISTRY (II)
tory, 1 semester hour.
The chemistry of the elements and periodic trends in reac-
CHGN222. ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II (II) Continuation of
tivity discussed in relation to the preparation and use of
CHGN221. Prerequisites: CHGN221. 3 hours lecture; 3 se-
inorganic chemicals in industry and the environment. Pre-
mester hours.
requisite: CHGN222, DCGN209. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester
CHGN224. ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II LABORATORY
hours.
(II) Laboratory exercises using more advanced synthesis
CHGN351. PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY: A MOLECULAR
techniques. Experiments are designed to support concepts
PERSPECTIVE I (I) A study of chemical systems from a
presented in CHGN222. Prerequisites: CHGN221,
molecular physical chemistry perspective. Includes an intro-
CHGN223, and CHGN222 or concurrent enrollment. 3 hours
duction to quantum mechanics, atoms and molecules, spec-
laboratory, 1 semester hour.
troscopy, bonding and symmetry, and an introduction to
CHGN298. SPECIAL TOPICS IN CHEMISTRY (I, II) Pilot
modern computational chemistry. Prerequisite: CHGN124,
course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special
DCGN209, MATH225, PHGN200. 3 hours lecture; 3 hours
interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is
laboratory; 4 semester hours.
offered only once. Prerequisite: Instructor consent. Variable
CHGN353. PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY: A MOLECULAR
credit; 1 to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for credit under differ-
PERSPECTIVE II (II) A continuation of CHGN351. Includes
ent titles.
statistical thermodynamics, chemical kinetics, chemical reac-
CHGN299. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Individual re-
tion mechanisms, electrochemistry, and selected additional
search or special problem projects supervised by a faculty
topics. Prerequisite: CHGN351. 3 hours lecture; 3 hours lab-
member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a sub-
oratory; 4 semester hours.
ject matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: “Indepen-
CHGN395. INTRODUCTION TO UNDERGRADUATE
dent Study” form must be completed and submitted to the
RESEARCH (I, II, S) (WI) Introduction to Undergraduate
Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for
Research is designed to prepare students to pursue their
credit.
senior research projects prior to enrollment in CHGN495
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(Undergraduate Research). Students will attend lectures and
CHGN428. BIOCHEMISTRY I (I) Introductory study of the
research presentations, the student, in consultation with their
major molecules of biochemistry-amino acids, proteins, en-
research advisor, will select a research area, perform litera-
zymes, nucleic acids, lipids, and saccharides- their structure,
ture research, design a research project and prepare a re-
chemistry, biological function, and biosynthesis. Stresses
search proposal. Prerequisites: Completion of the chemistry
bioenergetics and the cell as a biological unit of organization.
curriculum through the Fall semester of the junior year or
Discussion of classical genetics, molecular genetics, and pro-
permission of the department head. Credit: 1 semester hour.
tein synthesis. Prerequisite: CHGN222 or permission of in-
CHGN398. SPECIAL TOPICS IN CHEMISTRY (I, II) Pilot
structor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special
CHGN429. BIOCHEMISTRY II (II) A continuation of
interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is
CHGN428. Topics include: nucleotide synthesis; DNA re-
offered only once. Prerequisite: Instructor consent. Variable
pair, replication and recombination; transcription, translation
credit; 1 to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for credit under differ-
and regulation; proteomics; lipid and amino acid synthesis;
ent titles.
protein target and degradation; membranes; receptors and
CHGN399. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Individual re-
signal transduction. Prerequisites: CHGN428 or permission
search or special problem projects supervised by a faculty
of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a sub-
CHGN430/MLGN530. INTRODUCTION TO POLYMER
ject matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: “Indepen-
SCIENCE (I) An introduction to the chemistry and physics
dent Study” form must be completed and submitted to the
of macromolecules. Topics include the properties and statis-
Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for
tics of polymer solutions, measurements of molecular
credit.
weights, molecular weight distributions, properties of bulk
CHGN401. THEORETICAL INORGANIC CHEMISTRY (II)
polymers, mechanisms of polymer formation, and properties
Periodic properties of the elements. Bonding in ionic and
of thermosets and thermoplasts including elastomers. Pre-
metallic crystals. Acid-base theories. Inorganic stereochem-
requisite: CHGN222 or permission of instructor. 3 hour
istry. Nonaqueous solvents. Coordination chemistry and
lecture, 3 semester hours.
ligand field theory. Prerequisite: CHGN341 or consent of
CHGN462. MICROBIOLOGY AND THE ENVIRON-
instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
MENT This course will cover the basic fundamentals of
CHGN402. BONDING THEORY AND SYMMETRY (II)
microbiology, such as structure and function of procaryotic
Introduction to valence bond and molecular orbital theories,
versus eucaryotic cells; viruses; classification of micro-
symmetry; introduction to group theory; applications of
organisms; microbial metabolism, energetics, genetics,
group theory and symmetry concepts to molecular orbital and
growth and diversity, microbial interactions with plants, ani-
ligand field theories. Prerequisite: CHGN341 or consent of
mals, and other microbes. Additional topics covered will in-
instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
clude various aspects of environmental microbiology such as
global biogeochemical cycles, bioleaching, bioremediation,
CHGN/ESGN403. INTRODUCTION TO ENVIRONMEN-
and wastewater treatment. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor
TAL CHEMISTRY (II) Processes by which natural and
3 hours lecture, 3 semester hours. Offered in alternate years.
anthropogenic chemicals interact, react and are transformed
and redistributed in various environmental compartments.
CHGN475. COMPUTATIONAL CHEMISTRY (II) This
Air, soil and aqueous (fresh and saline surface and ground-
class provides a survey of techniques of computational chem-
waters) environments are covered, along with specialized
istry, including quantum mechanics (both Hartree-Fock and
environments such as waste treatment facilities and the upper
density functional approaches) and molecular dynamics. Em-
atmosphere. Prerequisites: SYGN101, DCGN209,
phasis is given to the integration of these techniques with ex-
CHGN222. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
perimental programs of molecular design and development.
Prerequisites: CHGN351, CHGN401. 3 hours lecture; 3 se-
CHGN410/MLGN510. SURFACE CHEMISTRY (II) Intro-
mester hours.
duction to colloid systems, capillarity, surface tension and
contact angle, adsorption from solution, micelles and micro-
CHGN490. SYNTHESIS AND CHARACTERIZATION
emulsions, the solid/gas interface, surface analytical tech-
(WI) Advanced methods of organic and inorganic synthesis;
niques, van der Waal forces, electrical properties and colloid
high-temperature, high-pressure, inert-atmosphere, vacuum-
stability, some specific colloid systems (clays, foams and
line, and electrolytic methods. Prerequisites: CHGN323,
emulsions). Students enrolled for graduate credit in MLGN510
CHGN341 and EPIC251. 6-week summer field session;
must complete a special project. Prerequisite: DCGN209 or
6 semester hours.
consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
CHGN495. UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH (I, II, S) (WI)
CHGN422. POLYMER CHEMISTRY LABORATORY (I)
Individual research project under direction of a member of
Prerequisites: CHGN221, CHGN223. 3 hours lab; 1 semester
the Departmental faculty. Prerequisites: selection of a re-
hour.
search topic and advisor, preparation and approval of a re-
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search proposal, completion of chemistry curriculum through
Economics and Business
the junior year or permission of the department head. Vari-
able credit; 1 to 5 credit hours.
RODERICK G. EGGERT, Professor and Division Director
JOHN T. CUDDINGTON, William J. Coulter Professor
CHGN497. INTERNSHIP (I, II, S) Individual internship ex-
CAROL A. DAHL, Professor
perience with an industrial, academic, or governmental host
GRAHAM A. DAVIS, Professor
supervised by a Departmental faculty member. Prerequisites:
MICHAEL R. WALLS, Professor
Completion of chemistry curriculum through the junior year
ALEXANDRA M. NEWMAN, Associate Professor
or permission of the department head. Variable credit; 1 to 6
EDWARD J. BALISTRERI, Assistant Professor
credit hours.
JOY M. GODESIABOIS, Assistant Professor
CIGDEM Z. GURGUR, Assistant Professor
CHGN498. SPECIAL TOPICS IN CHEMISTRY (I, II) Pilot
MICHAEL B. HEELEY, Assistant Professor
course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special
DANIEL KAFFINE, Assistant Professor
interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is
SCOTT HOUSER, Lecturer
offered only once. Prerequisite: Instructor consent. Variable
JOHN M. STERMOLE, Lecturer
credit; 1 to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for credit under differ-
ANN DOZORETZ, Instructor
ent titles.
FRANKLIN J. STERMOLE, Professor Emeritus
CHGN499. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Individual re-
JOHN E. TILTON, University Emeritus Professor
ROBERT E. D. WOOLSEY, Professor Emeritus
search or special problem projects supervised by a faculty
member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a sub-
Program Description
ject matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: “Indepen-
The economy is becoming increasingly global and de-
dent Study” form must be completed and submitted to the
pendent on advanced technology. In such a world, private
Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for
companies and public organizations need leaders and man-
credit.
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.
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Program Educational Objectives (Bachelor of
Junior Year Fall Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
Science in Economics)
EBGN325 Operations Research Methods
3
3
In addition to contributing toward achieving the educa-
EBGN390 Econometrics
3
3
EBGN411 Intermediate Microeconomics
3
3
tional objectives described in the CSM Graduate Profile and
EBGN412 Intermediate Macroeconomics
3
3
the ABET Accreditation Criteria, the educational objectives
MATH332 Linear Algebra or
of the undergraduate program in economics and business are:
MATH348 Adv. Engineering Math***
3
3
To provide students with a strong foundation in economic
LAIS/EBGN H&SS GenEd Restricted Elective I
3
3
theory and analytical techniques, taking advantage of the
Total
18
mathematical and quantitative abilities of CSM under-
Junior Year Spring Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
graduate students; and
EBGN321 Engineering Economics
3
3
EBGN409 Math Econ. or
To prepare students for the work force, especially in
EBGN455 Lin. Prog.**
3
3
organizations in CSM’s areas of traditional strength
EBGN Elective I
3
3
(engineering, applied science, mathematics and computer
LAIS Restricted Elective I
3
3
science), and for graduate school, especially in economics,
LAIS/EBGN H&SS GenEd Restricted Elective II
3
3
business, and law.
Free Elective
3
3
Curriculum
Total
18
Within the major, students can choose a special concentration
Summer Field Session
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
in Global Business or Technology. If students do not choose one
EBGN402 Field Session
3
3
of these options, they will complete the (default) Economics and
Total
3
Business option. All economics majors take forty-five percent of
Senior Year Fall Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
their courses in math, science, and engineering, including the
EBGN Elective II
3
3
same core required of all CSM undergraduates. Students take
EBGN Elective III
3
3
LAIS Restricted Elective II
3
3
another forty percent of their courses in economics, business,
LAIS/EBGN H&SS GenEd Restricted Elective III 3
3
and the humanities and social sciences more generally. The re-
Free Elective
3
3
maining fifteen percent of the course work can come from any
Total
15
field. Many students complete minor programs in a technical
Senior Year Spring Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
field, such as computer science, engineering, geology, or envi-
EBGN Elective IV
3
3
ronmental science. A number of students pursue double majors.
LAIS Restricted Elective III
3
3
To complete the economics major, students must take 39
Free Electives
9
9
hours of 300 and 400 level economics and business courses.
Total
15
Of these, 15 hours must be at the 400 level. At least 30 of the
Degree Total
135.5
required 39 hours must be taken in residence in the home de-
*Students who complete the EBGN311/312 sequence are not re-
partment. For students participating in an approved foreign
quired to take EBGN201. For students pursuing a major in econom-
study program, up to 19 hours of the 30 hours in residence
ics, EBGN201 is not a substitute for either EBGN311 or EBGN312.
requirement may be taken abroad.
**Students must complete either EBGN409 or EBGN455.
Degree Requirements in Economics
***Students must complete either MATH332 or MATH348.
Economics and Business Option (default)
Technology Option
Sophomore Year Fall Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
Sophomore Year Fall Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
EBGN311 Microeconomics*
3
3
Same courses as in default option above.
PHGN200 Physics II
3.5
3
4.5
Total
18
MATH213 Calc. for Scientists & Engineers III 4
4
Sophomore Year Spring Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
MATH323 Probability and Statistics
3
3
Same courses as in default option above.
EPIC251 or EPICS252 Design II
2
3
3
Total
15.5
PAGN201 Physical Education III
2
0.5
Total
18
Junior Year Fall Semester lec. lab. sem.hrs.
EBGN325 Operations Research
3
3
Sophomore Year Spring Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
EBGN390 Econometrics
3
3
EBGN312 Macroeconomics*
3
3
EBGN411 Intermediate Microeconomics
3
3
MATH225 Differential Equations
3
3
EBGN412 Intermediate Macroeconomics
3
3
SYGN200 Human Systems
3
3
MATH332 Linear Algebra or
PAGN202 Physical Education IV
2
0.5
MATH348 Adv. Engineering Math***
3
3
Free Electives
6
6
LAIS/EBGN H&SS GenEd Restricted Elective I
3
3
Total
15.5
Total
18
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Junior Year Spring Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
Senior Year Fall Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
EBGN321 Engineering Economics
3
3
EBGN Global Business Elective II
3
3
EBGN409 Math Econ or
EBGN Global Business Elective III
3
3
EBGN455 Lin. Prog.**
3
3
LAIS Global Business Elective I
3
3
EBGN Technology Elective I
3
3
LIFL Foreign Language II*
3
3
LAIS Technology Elective I
3
3
LAIS/EBGN H&SS GenEd Restricted Elective III 3
3
LAIS/EBGN H&SS GenEd Restricted Elective II
3
3
Total
15
Free Elective
3
3
Senior Year Spring Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
Total
18
EBGN Global Business Elective IV
3
3
Summer Field Session
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
LAIS Global Business Elective II
3
3
EBGN402 Field Session
3
3
Free Electives
9
9
Total
3
Total
15
Senior Year Fall Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
Degree Total
135.5
EBGN Technology Elective II
3
3
*Must be in same language.
EBGN Technology Elective III
3
3
LAIS Technology Elective II
3
3
**Students must complete either EBGN409 or EBGN455.
LAIS/EBGN H&SS GenEd Restricted Elective III 3
3
***Students must complete either MATH332 or MATH348.
Free Electives
3
3
Electives for the Economics Major Listed by
Total
15
Specialization
Senior Year Spring Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
Economics and Business Specialization (default)
EBGN Technology Elective IV
3
3
Economics and Business specialization students take 12
LAIS Technology Elective III
3
3
hours from the following list of EBGN electives, of which at
Free Electives
9
9
least 3 hours must be a 400-level course that has EBGN411
Total
15
and/or EBGN412 as prerequisites.
Degree Total
135.5
EBGN304 Personal Finance
** Students must complete either EBGN409 or EBGN455.
EBGN305 Financial Accounting
***Students must complete either MATH332 or MATH348.
EBGN306 Managerial Accounting
Global Business Option
EBGN310 Environmental and Resource Economics
Sophomore Year Fall Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
EBGN314 Principles of Management
Same courses as in default option above.
EBGN315 Business Strategy
Total
18
EBGN320 Economics and Technology
EBGN330 Energy Economics
Sophomore Year Spring Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
EBGN342 Economic Development
Same courses as in default option above.
EBGN345 Principles of Corporate Finance
Total
15.5
EBGN398 Special Topics
Junior Year Fall Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
EBGN401 History of Economic Thought
EBGN325 Operations Research
3
3
EBGN409 Mathematical Economics†, †††
EBGN390 Econometrics
3
3
EBGN437 Regional Economics†
EBGN411 Intermediate Microeconomics
3
3
EBGN441 International Trade†
EBGN412 Intermediate Macroeconomics
3
3
EBGN443 Public Economics†
MATH332 Linear Algebra or
EBGN445 International Business Finance†
MATH348 Adv. Engineering Math***
3
3
EBGN452 Nonlinear Programming
LAIS/EBGN H&SS GenEd Restricted Elective I
3
3
EBGN455 Linear Programming†††
Total
18
EBGN457 Integer Programming
Junior Year Spring Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
EBGN459 Supply Chain Management
EBGN321 Engineering Economics
3
3
EBGN461Stochastic Models in Management Science
EBGN409 Math Econ or
EBGN470 Environmental Economics†
EBGN 455 Lin. Prog.**
3
3
EBGN495 Economic Forecasting†
EBGN Global Business Elective I
3
3
EBGN498 Special Topics
LIFL Foreign Language I*
3
3
EBGN5XX††
LAIS/EBGN H&SS GenEd Restricted Elective II
3
3
†Satisfies the requirement for a 400-level course that has EBGN411
Free Elective
3
3
and/or EBGN412 as prerequisites.
Total
18
††Seniors with at least a 2.50 cumulative GPA may take a 500-level
Summer Field Session
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
course with the consent of their department and the Dean of
EBGN402 Field Session
6
3
Graduate Studies.
Total
3
†††Only counts if not taken as part of the EBGN core.
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Economics and Business specialization students take 9
Technology specialization students take 9 hours from the
hours from the following list of LAIS restricted electives.
following list of LAIS courses. Courses used to satisfy the
Courses used to satisfy the H&SS General Education Re-
H&SS elective requirements cannot be double counted as
stricted Elective requirements cannot be double counted as
LAIS restricted electives.
LAIS restricted electives.
LICM301 Professional Oral Communication
LICM301 Professional Oral Communication
LICM306 Selected Topics in Written Communication
LICM306 Selected Topics in Written Communication
LAIS371 History of Technology
LAIS285 Introduction to Law and Legal Systems
LAIS470 Technology and Gender Issues
LAIS335 International Political Economy of Latin America
LAIS476 Technology and International Development
LAIS337 International Political Economy of Asia
LAIS486 Science and Technology Policy
LAIS339 International Political Economy of the Middle East
LAIS489 Nuclear Power and Public Policy
LAIS341 International Political Economy of Africa
Global Business Specialization
LAIS343 International Policitical Economy of Europe
Global Business specialization students take 12 hours from
LAIS345 International Political Economy
the following list of EBGN courses, of which at least 3 hours
LAIS430 Corporate Social Responsibility
must be a 400-level course that has EBGN411 and/or
LAIS435 Latin American Development
EBGN412 as prerequisites.
LAIS436 Hemispheric Integration in the Americas
LAIS437 Asian Development
EBGN305 Financial Accounting
LAIS439 Middle East Development
EBGN306 Managerial Accounting
LAIS441 African Development
EBGN314 Principles of Management
LAIS442 Natural Resources and War in Africa
EBGN315 Business Strategy
LAIS443 The European Union
EBGN342 Economic Development
LAIS444 Social Questions in Europe
EBGN345 Principles of Corporate Finance
LAIS446 Globalization
EBGN409 Mathematical Economics†, †††
LAIS447 Global Corporations
EBGN455 Linear Programming†††
LAIS448 Global Environmental Issues
EBGN441 International Trade†
LAIS450 Political Risk Assessment
EBGN445 International Business Finance†
LAIS452 Corruption and Development
EBGN452 Nonlinear Programming
LAIS453 Ethnic Conflict in Global Perspective
EBGN457 Integer Programming
LAIS455 International Organizations
EBGN459 Supply Chain Management
LAIS466 War in Global Perspective
EBGN461Stochastic Models in Management Science
LAIS470 Technology and Gender Issues
EBGN495 Economic Forecasting†
LAIS485 Constitutional Law and Politics
EBGN5XX††
LAIS486 Science and Technology Policy
†Satisfies the requirement for a 400-level course that has EBGN411
LAIS487 Environmental Politics and Policy
and/or EBGN412 as prerequisites.
LAIS488 Water Politics and Policy
††Seniors with at least a 2.50 cumulative GPA may take a 500-level
LAIS489 Nuclear Power and Public Policy
course with the consent of their department and the Dean of
Technology Specialization
Graduate Studies.
Technology specialization students take 12 hours from the
†††Only counts if not taken as part of the EBGN core.
following list of EBGN courses, of which 3 hours must be
Global Business specialization students take 6 hours from
Economics and Technology, and at least 3 hours must be a
the following list of LAIS courses. Courses used to satisfy
400-level course that has EBGN411 and/or EBGN412 as pre-
the H&SS elective requirements cannot be double counted as
requisites.
LAIS restricted electives.
EBGN314 Principles of Management
LICM301 Professional Oral Communication
EBGN315 Business Strategy
LICM306 Selected Topics in Written Communication
EBGN320 Economics and Technology
LAIS285 Introduction to Law and Legal Systems
EBGN409 Mathematical Economics†, †††
LAIS335 International Political Economy of Latin America
EBGN455 Linear Programming†††
LAIS337 International Political Economy of Asia
EBGN495 Economic Forecasting†
LAIS339 International Political Economy of the Middle East
EBGN5XX††
LAIS341 International Political Economy of Africa
†Satisfies the requirement for a 400-level course that has EBGN411
LAIS343 International Political Economy of Europe
and/or EBGN412 as prerequisites.
LAIS345 International Political Economy
††Seniors with at least a 2.50 cumulative GPA may take a 500-level
LAIS430 Corporate Social Responsibility
course with the consent of their department and the Dean of Gradu-
LAIS435 Latin American Development
ate Studies.
LAIS436 Hemispheric Integration in the Americas
LAIS437 Asian Development
†††Only counts if not taken as part of the EBGN core.
LAIS439 Middle East Development
LAIS441 African Development
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LAIS442 Natural Resources and War in Africa
EBGN470 Environmental Economics
LAIS443 The Europian Union
EBGN495 Economic Forecasting
LAIS444 Social Questions in Europe
EBGN498 Special Topics
LAIS447 Global Corporations
Business Focus
LAIS448 Global Environmental Issues
EBGN304 Personal Finance
LAIS450 Political Risk Assessment
EBGN305 Financial Accounting
LAIS452 Corruption and Development
EBGN306 Managerial Accounting
LAIS453 Ethnic Conflict in Global Perspective
EBGN314 Principles of Management
LAIS455 International Organizations
EBGN321 Engineering Economics
LAIS466 War in Global Perspective
EBGN325 Operations Research
Minor Program
EBGN345 Corporate Finance
The minor in Economics requires that students complete 6
EBGN398 Special Topics
economics courses, for a total of 18 credit hours. Minors are
EBGN445 International Business Finance
required to take Principles of Microeconomics (EBGN311)
EBGN452 Nonlinear Programming
and Principles of Macroeconomics (EBGN312). Students
EBGN455 Linear Programming
who complete the EBGN311/312 sequence are not required
EBGN457 Integer Programming
to take EBGN201 to satisfy their CSM core curriculum re-
EBGN459 Supply Chain Management
EBGN461 Stochastic Models in Management Science
quirement. If a student has already taken EBGN201 in addi-
EBGN498 Special Topics
tion to EBGN311 and EBGN312, he/she should choose 3
additional courses from the lists below. If a student has not
Description of Courses
taken EBGN201, he/she should choose 4 additional courses
from the lists below. Students can choose courses from either
Freshman Year
the economics focus or the business focus list (or both). Re-
EBGN198. SPECIAL TOPICS IN ECONOMICS AND
gardless of their course selection, the minor remains “Eco-
BUSINESS (I, II) Pilot course or special topics course.
nomics and Business.” Economics courses taken as part of
Topics chosen from special interests of instructor(s) and
the Humanities and Social Sciences electives can be counted
student(s). Usually the course is offered only once. Prerequi-
toward the minor.
site: Instructor consent. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
Repeatable for credit under different titles.
Area of Special Interest
The area of special interest in Economics and Business re-
EBGN199. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Individual re-
quires that students complete either Principles of Economics
search or special problem projects supervised by a faculty
(EBGN201) and 3 other courses in economics and business
member. A student and instructor agree on a subject matter,
chosen from the lists below, for a total of 12 credit hours, or
content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: “Independent Study”
Principles of Microeconomics (EBGN311), Principles of
form must be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Vari-
Macroeconomics (EBGN312) and 2 other courses chosen
able credit; 1 to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for credit.
from the lists below, for a total of 12 credit hours. Students
Sophomore Year
who complete the EBGN311/312 sequence are not required
EBGN201. PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS (I, II) The
to take EBGN201 to satisfy their core curriculum require-
basic social and economic institutions of market capitalism.
ment. Economics courses taken as part of the Humanities and
Contemporary economic issues. Business organization. Price
Social Sciences electives can be counted toward the area of
theory and market structure. Economic analysis of public
special interest.
policies. Discussion of inflation, unemployment, monetary
Economics Focus
policy and fiscal policy. Students may elect to satisfy the
EBGN310 Environmental and Resource Econ.
economics core requirement by taking both EBGN311 and
EBGN315 Business Strategy
EBGN312 instead of this course. Students considering a
EBGN320 Economics and Technology
major in economics are advised to take the EBGN311/312
EBGN330 Energy Economics
sequence instead of EBGN201. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester
EBGN437 Regional Economics
hours.
EBGN342 Economic Development
EBGN298. SPECIAL TOPICS IN ECONOMICS AND
EBGN390 Econometrics
EBGN398 Special Topics
BUSINESS (I, II) Pilot course or special topics course.
EBGN401 History of Economic Thought
Topics chosen from special interests of instructor(s) and
EBGN409 Mathematical Economics
student(s). Usually the course is offered only once. Prerequi-
EBGN411 Intermediate Microeconomics
site: Instructor permission. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit
EBGN412 Intermediate Macroeconomics
hours. Repeatable for credit under different titles.
EBGN441 International Economics
EBGN299. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Individual re-
EBGN443 Public Economics
search or special problem projects supervised by a faculty
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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
Junior Year
economic activity. Evaluation of government institutions and
EBGN304. PERSONAL FINANCE (S) The management of
policy options for stabilization and growth. International
household and personal finances. Overview of financial con-
trade and balance of payments. Students may satisfy the
cepts with special emphasis on their application to issues
economics core requirement by taking the EBGN311/312
faced by individuals and households: budget management,
sequence instead of EBGN201. Students considering a major
taxes, savings, housing and other major acquisitions, borrow-
in economics are advised to skip EBGN201 and begin with the
ing, insurance, investments, meeting retirement goals, and
EBGN311/312 sequence. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
estate planning. Survey of principles and techniques for the
EBGN314. PRINCIPLES OF MANAGEMENT (II)
management of a household’s assets and liabilities. Study of
Introduction of underlying principles, fundamentals, and
financial institutions and their relationship to households,
knowledge required of the manager in a complex, modern
along with a discussion of financial instruments commonly
organization. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
held by individuals and families. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester
EBGN315. BUSINESS STRATEGY (II) An introduction to
hours.
game theory and industrial organization (IO) principles at a
EBGN305. FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING (I, II) Survey and
practical and applied level. Topics include economies of scale
evaluation of balance sheets and income and expense state-
and scope, the economics of the make-versus-buy decision,
ments, origin and purpose. Evaluation of depreciation, deple-
market structure and entry, dynamic pricing rivalry, strategic
tion, and reserve methods for tax and internal management
positioning, and the economics of organizational design. Pre-
purposes. Cash flow analysis in relation to planning and
requisite: EBGN311. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
decision making. Inventory methods and cost controls related
EBGN320. ECONOMICS AND TECHNOLOGY (II) The
to dynamics of production and processing. 3 hours lecture;
theoretical, empirical and policy aspects of the economics
3 semester hours.
of technology and technological change. Topics include the
EBGN306. MANAGERIAL ACCOUNTING (II) Intro-
economics of research and development, inventions and
duction to cost concepts and principles of management ac-
patenting, the Internet, e-commerce, and incentives for effi-
counting including cost accounting. The course focuses on
cient implementation of technology. Prerequisite: EBGN311.
activities that create value for customers and owners of a
EBGN312 is recommended but not required. 3 hours lecture;
company and demonstrates how to generate cost-accounting
3 semester hours.
information to be used in management decision making. Pre-
EBGN321/CHEN421. ENGINEERING ECONOMICS (II)
requisite: EBGN305. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
Time value of money concepts of present worth, future
EBGN310. ENVIRONMENTAL AND RESOURCE ECO-
worth, annual worth, rate of return and break-even analysis
NOMICS (I) (WI) Application of microeconomic theory
applied to after-tax economic analysis of mineral, petroleum
to topics in environmental and resource economics. Topics
and general investments. Related topics on proper handling
include analysis of pollution control, benefit/cost analysis in
of (1) inflation and escalation, (2) leverage (borrowed money),
decision-making and the associated problems of measuring
(3) risk adjustment of analysis using expected value con-
benefits and costs, non-renewable resource extraction,
cepts, (4) mutually exclusive alternative analysis and service
measures of resource scarcity, renewable resource manage-
producing alternatives. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
ment, environmental justice, sustainability, and the analysis
EBGN325. OPERATIONS RESEARCH (I) This survey
of environmental regulations and resource policies. Prerequi-
course introduces fundamental operations research techniques
site: EBGN201 or EBGN311. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester
in the optimization areas of linear programming, network
hours.
models (i.e., maximum flow, shortest part, and minimum cost
EBGN311. MICROECONOMICS (I, II, S) How markets for
flow), integer programming, and nonlinear programming.
goods and services work. Economic behavior of consumers,
Stochastic (probabilistic) topics include queuing theory and
businesses, and government. Market structure and pricing.
simulation. Inventory models are discussed as time permits.
Efficiency and equity. Public policies. Students may satisfy
The emphasis in this applications course is on problem
the economics core requirement by taking the EBGN311/312
formulation and obtaining solutions using Excel Software.
sequence instead of EBGN201. Students considering a major
Prerequisite: Junior Standing, MATH112. 3 hours lecture;
in economics are advised to skip EBGN201 and begin with
3 semester hours.
the EBGN311/312 sequence. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester
EBGN330. ENERGY ECONOMICS (I) Study of economic
hours.
theories of optimal resource extraction, market power, mar-
ket failure, regulation, deregulation, technological change
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and resource scarcity. Economic tools used to analyze OPEC,
consist of either participation in a computer simulation or an
energy mergers, natural gas price controls and deregulation,
independent research project under the supervision of a fac-
electric utility restructuring, energy taxes, environmental im-
ulty member. In the computer simulation, students work as
pacts of energy use, government R&D programs, and other
part of the senior executive team of a company and are re-
energy topics. Prerequisite: EBGN201 or EBGN311. 3 hours
sponsible for developing and executing a strategy for their
lecture; 3 semester hours.
company with on-going decisions on everything from new
EBGN342. ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT (II) (WI)
product development, to marketing, to finance and account-
Theories of development and underdevelopment. Sectoral
ing. Prerequisites: EBGN411 EBGN412; EPIC251, or per-
development policies and industrialization. The special prob-
mission of the instructor. 3 semester hours.
lems and opportunities created by an extensive mineral endow-
EBGN409. MATHEMATICAL ECONOMICS (II) Applica-
ment, including the Dutch disease and the resource-curse
tion of mathematical tools to economic problems. Coverage
argument. The effect of value-added processing and export
of mathematics needed to read published economic literature
diversification on development. Prerequisite: EBGN311.
and to do graduate study in economics. Topics from differen-
3 lecture hours; 3 semester hours. Offered alternate years.
tial and integral calculus, matrix algebra, differential equa-
EBGN345. PRINCIPLES OF CORPORATE FINANCE (II)
tions, and dynamic programming. Applications are taken
Introduction to corporate finance, financial management, and
from mineral, energy, and environmental issues, requiring
financial markets. Time value of money and discounted cash
both analytical and computer solutions using programs such
flow valuation, risk and returns, interest rates, bond and stock
as GAMS and MATHEMATICA. Prerequisites: MATH213,
valuation, capital budgeting and financing decisions. Intro-
EBGN411, EBGN412; MATH332 or MATH348; or permis-
duction to financial engineering and financial risk manage-
sion of the instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
ment, derivatives, and hedging with derivatives. Prerequisite:
EBGN411. INTERMEDIATE MICROECONOMICS (I, II)
EBGN305. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
(WI) A second course in microeconomics. Compared to the
EBGN390. ECONOMETRICS (I) (WI) Introduction to
earlier course, this course is more rigorous mathematically
econometrics, including ordinary least-squares and single-
and quantitatively. It also places more emphasis on advanced
equation models; two-stage least-squares and multiple-equa-
topics such as game theory, risk and uncertainty, property
tion models; specification error, serial correlation,
rights, and external costs and benefits. Prerequisites:
heteroskedasticity, and other problems; distributive-lag mod-
EBGN311 and MATH213. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
els and other extensions, hypothesis testing and forecasting
EBGN412. INTERMEDIATE MACROECONOMICS (I, II)
applications. Prerequisites: EBGN311 and MATH323. 3
(WI) Intermediate macroeconomics provides a foundation
hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
for analyzing the long-run and short-run effects of fiscal and
EBGN398. SPECIAL TOPICS IN ECONOMICS AND
monetary policy on aggregate economic performance. Spe-
BUSINESS (I, II) Pilot course or special topics course.
cial emphasis on interactions between the foreign sector and
Topics chosen from special interests of instructor(s) and
the domestic economy. Analytical models are developed
student(s). Usually the course is offered only once. Prerequi-
from Classical, Keynesian, and New Classical schools of
site: Instructor permission. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit
thought. Prerequisites: EBGN311, EBGN312, MATH213.
hours. Repeatable for credit under different titles.
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
EBGN399. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Individual
EBGN437 REGIONAL ECONOMICS (I) (WI) Analysis of
research or special problem projects supervised by a faculty
the spatial dimension of economies and economic decisions.
member. A student and instructor agree on a subject matter,
Interregional capital and labor mobility. Location decisions
content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: “Independent Study”
of firms and households. Agglomeration economies. Models
form must be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Vari-
of regional economic growth. Measuring and forecasting
able credit; 1 to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for credit.
economic impact and regional growth. Local and regional
economic development policy. Urban and regional spatial
Senior Year
structure. Emphasis on application of tools and techniques of
EBGN401. HISTORY OF ECONOMIC THOUGHT (II)
regional analysis. Prerequisite: EBGN411. 3 hours lecture;
Study of the evolution of economic thinking since the 18th
3 semester hours.
century. Topics include Adam Smith and the Classical
School, Karl Marx and Socialism, Alfred Marshall and the
EBGN441. INTERNATIONAL ECONOMICS (II) (WI)
Neoclassical School, John Maynard Keynes and the Keyne-
Theories and determinants of international trade, including
sian School, and Milton Friedman and the New Classicism.
static and dynamic comparative advantage and the gains
Prerequisites: EBGN311 and EBGN312. 3 hours lecture;
from trade. The history of arguments for and against free
3 semester hours.
trade. The political economy of trade policy in both devel-
oping and developed countries. Prerequisite: EBGN411.
EBGN402. FIELD SESSION (S) (WI) An applied course
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours. Offered alternate years.
for students majoring in economics. The field session may
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EBGN443. PUBLIC ECONOMICS (II) (WI) This course
its variations, cutting planes, strong formulations, as well as
covers public-sector economics, including the fundamental
decomposition and reformulation techniques, e.g., La-
institutions and relationships between the government and
grangian relaxation, Benders decomposition, column genera-
private decision makers. It covers the fundamental general-
tion. Additional special topics may be introduced as time
equilibrium welfare theorems and their interaction with gov-
permits. Prerequisite: EBGN455 or permission of instructor.
ernment policy instruments that affect efficiency and
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
distribution. Normative topics include an intensive study of
EBGN459. SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT (II) As a
the causes and consequences of, and policy prescriptions for,
quantitative managerial course, the course will explore how
market failure due to public goods, or other problems associ-
firms can better organize their operations so that they more
ated with externalities and income distribution. Positive
effectively align their supply with the demand for their prod-
analysis focuses on policy formation in the context of politi-
ucts and services. Supply Chain Management (SCM) is con-
cal-economy and public choice theories. Prerequisite:
cerned with the efficient integration of suppliers, factories,
EBGN411. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
warehouses and retail-stores (or other forms of distribution
EBGN445. INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS FINANCE (II)
channels) so that products are provided to customers in the
An introduction to financial issues of critical importance to
right quantity and at the right time. Topics include managing
multinational firms. Overview of international financial
economies of scale for functional products, managing mar-
markets, the international monetary system, and foreign-
ket-mediation costs for innovative products, make-to order
exchange markets. International parity conditions, exchange-
versus make-to-stock systems, quick response strategies, risk
rate forecasting, swaps and swap markets. International
pooling strategies, supply-chain contracts and revenue man-
investments, foreign-direct investment, corporate strategy,
agement. Additional "special topics" will also be introduced,
and the international debt crisis. Prerequisites: EBGN305,
such as reverse logistics issues in the supply-chain or con-
EBGN411, EBGN412. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
temporary operational and financial hedging strategies. Pre-
EBGN452. NONLINEAR PROGRAMMING (II) As an ad-
requisite: permission of the instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3
vanced course in optimization, this course will address both
semester hours.
unconstrained and constrained nonlinear model formulation
EBGN461. STOCHASTIC MODELS IN MANAGEMENT
and corresponding algorithms, e.g., gradient search and New-
SCIENCE (II) As a quantitative managerial course, the
ton's method, Lagrange multiplier methods and reduced gra-
course is an introduction to the use of probability models for
dient algorithms. Applications of state-of-the-art hardware
analyzing risks and economic decisions and doing perform-
and software will emphasize solving real-world problems in
ance analysis for dynamic systems. The difficulties of mak-
areas such as mining, energy, transportation and the military.
ing decisions under uncertainty are familiar to everyone. We
Prerequisite: EBGN455 or permission of instructor. 3 hours
will learn models that help us quantitatively analyze uncer-
lecture; 3 semester hours.
tainty and how to use related software packages for manage-
EBGN455. LINEAR PROGRAMMING (I) This course
rial decision-making and to do optimization under
addresses the formulation of linear programming models,
uncertainty. Illustrative examples will be drawn from many
examines linear programs in two dimensions, covers standard
fields including marketing, finance, production, logistics and
form and other basics essential to understanding the Simplex
distribution, energy and mining. The main focus of the
method, the Simplex method itself, duality theory, comple-
course is to see methodologies that help to quantify the dy-
mentary slackness conditions, and sensitivity analysis. As
namic relationships of sequences of "random" events that
time permits, multi-objective programming, an introduction
evolve over time. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.
to linear integer programming, and the interior point method
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
are introduced. Applications of linear programming models
EBGN470 ENVIRONMENTAL ECONOMICS (II) (WI)
discussed in this course include, but are not limited to, the
This course considers the role of markets as they relate to the
areas of manufacturing, finance, energy, mining, transporta-
environment. Topics discussed include environmental policy
tion and logistics, and the military. Prerequisites: MATH332
and economic incentives, market and non-market approaches
or MATH348 or EBGN409 or permission of instructor.
to pollution regulation, property rights and the environment,
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
the use of benefit/cost analysis in environmental policy deci-
EBGN457. INTEGER PROGRAMMING (II) As an ad-
sions, and methods for measuring environmental and non-
vanced course in optimization, this course will address com-
market values. Prerequisite: EBGN411. 3 hours lecture; 3
putational performance of linear and linear-integer
semester hours.
optimization problems, and, using state-of-the-art hardware
EBGN495. ECONOMIC FORECASTING (II) An introduc-
and software, will introduce solution techniques for "diffi-
tion to the methods employed in business and econometric
cult" optimization problems. We will discuss such method-
forecasting. Topics include time series modeling, Box-
ologies applied to the monolith, e.g., branch-and-bound and
Jenkins models, vector autoregression, cointegration, expo-
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nential smoothing and seasonal adjustments. Covers data col-
Engineering
lection methods, graphing, model building, model interpreta-
tion, and presentation of results. Topics include demand and
TERENCE E. PARKER, Professor and Division Director
sales forecasting, the use of anticipations data, leading indi-
WILLIAM A. HOFF, Associate Professor and Assistant Division
cators and scenario analysis, business cycle forecasting,
Director
GNP, stock market prices and commodity market prices. In-
D. VAUGHAN GRIFFITHS, Professor
MARTE S. GUTIERREZ, Paden Chair and Professor
cludes discussion of links between economic forecasting and
ROBERT J. KEE, George R. Brown Distinguished Professor
government policy. Prerequisites: EBGN390, EBGN411,
ROBERT H. KING, Professor
EBGN412. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
KEVIN MOORE, Gerard August Dobelman Chair and Professor
EBGN498. SPECIAL TOPICS IN ECONOMICS AND
NING LU, Professor
BUSINESS (I, II) Pilot course or special topics course.
NIGEL T. MIDDLETON, Provost, Senior Vice President for
Topics chosen from special interests of instructor(s) and
Strategic Enterprises, Professor
student(s). Usually the course is offered only once. Prerequi-
GRAHAM G. W. MUSTOE, Professor
PANKAJ K. (PK) SEN, Professor
site: Instructor permission. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit
JOEL M. BACH, Associate Professor
hours. Repeatable for credit under different titles.
JOHN R. BERGER, Associate Professor
EBGN499. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Individual
PANOS D. KIOUSIS, Associate Professor
research or special problem projects supervised by a faculty
MICHAEL MOONEY, Associate Professor
member. A student and instructor agree on a subject matter,
DAVID MUNOZ, Associate Professor
content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: “Independent Study”
PAUL PAPAS, Associate Professor
MARCELO GODOY SIMOES, Associate Professor
form must be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Vari-
JOHN P. H. STEELE, Associate Professor
able credit; 1 to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for credit.
CATHERINE K. SKOKAN, Associate Professor
MONEESH UPMANYU, Associate Professor
TYRONE VINCENT, Associate Professor
RAY RUICHONG ZHANG, Associate Professor
ROBERT J. BRAUN, Assistant Professor
CRISTIAN V. CIOBANU, Assistant Professor
KATHRYN JOHNSON, Clare Boothe Luce Assistant Professor
ANTHONY J. PETRELLA, Assistant Professor
SIDDHARTH SURYANARAYANAN, Assistant Professor
NEAL SULLIVAN, Assistant Professor
CAMERON TURNER, Assistant Professor
MICHAEL WAKIN, Assistant Professor
JUDITH WANG, Assistant Professor
MANOJA WEISS, Assistant Professor
JOSEPH P. CROCKER, Senior Lecturer
RICHARD PASSAMANECK, Senior Lecturer
SANAA ABDEL-AZIM, Lecturer
RAVEL F. AMMERMAN, Lecturer
CARA COAD, Lecturer
TOM GROVER, Lecturer
CANDACE S. SULZBACH, Lecturer
ROBERT D. SUTTON, Lecturer
HAROLD W. OLSEN, Research Professor
CHRISTOPHER B. DREYER, Assistant Research Professor
JOAN P. GOSINK, Emerita Professor
MICHAEL B. McGRATH, Emeritus Professor
KARL R. NELSON, Emeritus Associate Professor
GABRIEL M. NEUNZERT, Emeritus Associate Professor
Note: Faculty for the environmental engineering specialty are listed
in the Environmental Science and Engineering section of this Bulletin.
Program Description
The Division of Engineering offers a design-oriented,
interdisciplinary, accredited non-traditional undergraduate
program in engineering with specialization in civil, electrical,
environmental or mechanical engineering. The program
emphasizes fundamental engineering principles and requires
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in-depth understanding within one of the four specialty areas
international topics. Students must choose a specialty in civil,
that are offered. Graduates are in a position to take advantage
electrical, environmental or mechanical engineering. Free
of a broad variety of professional opportunities, and are well-
electives (9 credits), at the student’s discretion, can be used
prepared for an engineering career in a world of rapid tech-
to obtain an “area of special interest” of at least 12 semester
nological change.
hours or a minor of at least 18 semester hours in another de-
The program leading to the degree Bachelor of Science in
partment or division.
Engineering is accredited by the Accreditation Board for En-
All students must complete a capstone design course
gineering and Technology (ABET), 111 Market Place, Suite
which is focused on an in-depth multi-disciplinary engineer-
1050, Baltimore, MD 21202-4012, telephone (410) 347-
ing project. The projects are generated by customer demand,
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Program Educational Objectives (Bachelor of
sign experience.
Science in Engineering)
Prospective students should note that this is an integrated,
The Engineering program contributes to the educational
broad-based and interdisciplinary engineering program. En-
objectives described in the CSM Graduate Profile and the
gineering analysis and design is emphasized with interdisci-
ABET Accreditation Criteria. In addition, the Engineering
plinary application for industrial projects, structures and
Program at CSM has established the following program edu-
processes. For example, our unique Multidisciplinary Engi-
cational objectives:
neering Laboratory sequence promotes life-long learning
skills using state-of-the-art instrumentation funded through
Graduates will understand the design and analysis of
grants from the Department of Education Fund for the Im-
engineering systems and the interdisciplinary nature of
provement of Post-Secondary Education, the National Sci-
engineering.
ence Foundation, the Parsons Foundation, Chevron,
Graduates will incorporate an appreciation for issues
Kennecott Mining, and Fluor Daniel.
involving earth, energy, materials and the environment
in their professional practice.
The Civil Engineering Specialty builds on the multi-
Graduates will incorporate non-technical considera-
disciplinary engineering principles of the core curriculum to
tions (e.g., aesthetic, social, ethical, economic, etc.) in
focus in Geotechnical and Structural Engineering. Civil Spe-
their professional practice.
cialty students are also asked to choose three civil elective
Graduates will contribute to the needs of society
courses from a list that includes offerings from other civil-
through engineering and professional practice, re-
oriented departments at CSM such as Geological Engineer-
search, or service.
ing and Mining Engineering. These electives give students
the opportunity for further specialization in, for example,
Curriculum
Environmental Engineering or Applied Mechanics. Civil
During the first two years at CSM, students complete a set
Specialty students interested in a more research-oriented
of core courses that include mathematics, basic sciences, and
component to their undergraduate curriculum are encouraged
engineering sciences. Course work in mathematics is an es-
to take on an Independent Study project with one of the Civil
sential part of the curriculum which gives engineering stu-
Engineering Faculty. These projects can offer a useful insight
dents essential tools for modeling, analyzing, and predicting
into graduate school.
physical phenomena. The basic sciences are represented by
physics and chemistry which provide an appropriate founda-
The Electrical Engineering Specialty builds on the engi-
tion in the physical sciences. Engineering sciences build
neering principles of the core curriculum to provide exposure
upon the basic sciences and are focused on applications.
to the fundamentals of electrical engineering. The program
includes core electrical engineering coursework in circuit
The first two years also includes Engineering design
analysis, signal processing, electronics, electromagnetic
course work within the Engineering Practice Introductory
fields and waves, digital systems, machines and power sys-
Course Sequence (EPICS I and II). This experience teaches
tems, and control systems. Students also take specialized
design methodology and stresses the creative and synthesis
electives in the areas of microprocessor-based systems de-
aspects of the engineering profession. Finally, the first two
sign, communications, control systems, and power systems.
years include systems-oriented courses with humanities and
social sciences content; these courses explore the linkages
The Environmental Engineering Specialty introduces
within the environment, human society, and engineered de-
students to the fundamentals of environmental engineering
vices.
including the scientific and regulatory basis of public health
and environmental protection. Topics covered include envi-
In the final two years, students complete an advanced core
ronmental science and regulatory processes, water and waste-
that includes electric circuits, engineering mechanics, ad-
water engineering, solid and hazardous waste management,
vanced mathematics, thermodynamics, economics, engineer-
and contaminated site remediation.
ing design, and additional studies in liberal arts and
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The Mechanical Engineering Specialty complements the
Junior Year Spring Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
core curriculum with courses that provide depth in material
MATH348 Adv. Engineering Mathematics
3
3
mechanics and the thermal sciences with emphases in com-
EGGN464 Foundation Engineering
3
3
putational methods and engineering design. Topics such as
DCGN210 Introduction to Thermodynamics
3
3
computational engineering, machine design, fluid mechanics,
EGGN444/445 Design of Steel or
Concrete Structures
3
3
and heat transfer are an important part of the mechanical en-
Civil Specialty Elective
3
3
gineering program, which also includes control and vibration
Free Elective
3
3
theory. The Mechanical Engineering program has close ties
Total
18
to the metallurgical and materials engineering, physics,
Senior Year Fall Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
chemical engineering and biological life sciences communi-
MATH323 Probability and Statistics
3
3
ties on campus, and undergraduates are encouraged to get
LAIS/EBGN H&SS GenEd Restricted Elective II
3
3
involved in one of the large number of research programs
EGGN315 Dynamics
3
3
conducted by the Mechanical Engineering faculty. Many
EGGN350 Multidisciplinary EG Lab II
4.5
1.5
students go on to graduate school.
EGGN491 Senior Design I
2
3
3
Students in each of the four specialties will spend consid-
Civil Specialty Elective
3
3
Total
16.5
erable time in laboratories. The division is well equipped
with basic laboratory equipment, as well as PC-based instru-
Senior Year Spring Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
mentation systems, and the program makes extensive use of
LAIS/EBGN H&SS GenEd Restricted Elective III
3
3
computer-based analysis techniques.
EGGN492 Senior Design II
1
6
3
Civil Specialty Elective
3
3
The Division of Engineering is housed in George R.
Free Elective
3
3
Brown Hall. Emphasis on hands-on education is reflected in
Free Elective
3
3
the division’s teaching and research laboratories.
Free Elective
3
3
Total
18
All students are encouraged to take the Fundamental of
Engineering examination before graduation.
Degree Total
138.50
Degree Requirements in Engineering
Electrical Specialty
Civil Specialty
Sophomore Year Fall Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
DCGN241 Statics
3
3
Sophomore Year Fall Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
SYGN200 Human Systems
3
3
DCGN241 Statics
3
3
MATH213 Calc. for Scientists & Engineers III 4
4
EBGN201 Principles of Economics
3
3
PHGN200 Physics II
3
3
4.5
MATH213 Calc. for Scientists & Engineers III 4
4
CSCI261 Programming Concepts
3
3
PHGN200 Physics II
3
3
4.5
PAGN2XX Physical Education
2
0.5
CSCI260** Fortran Programming
2/3
2
Total
18
PAGN2XX Physical Education
2
0.5
Total
17
Sophomore Year Spring Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
MATH225 Differential Equations
3
3
Sophomore Year Spring Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
PAGN2XX Physical Education
2
0.5
DCGN381 Circuits, Electronics & Power
3
3
EBGN201 Principles of Economics
3
3
SYGN200 Human Systems
3
3
EGGN320 Mechanics of Materials
3
3
EGGN250 Multidisciplinary EG Lab I
4.5
1.5
DCGN381 Circuits, Electronics & Power
3
3
EGGN320 Mechanics of Materials
3
3
EGGN250 Multidisciplinary EG Lab I
4.5
1.5
EGGN351 Fluid Mechanics
3
3
EPIC251 Design II
3
1
3
EPIC251 Design II
3
1
3
Total
17
PAGN2XX Physical Education
2
0.5
Total
17
Junior Year Fall Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
MATH323 Probability & Statistics
3
3
Sophomore/Junior Field Session
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
MATH348 Adv. Engineering Mathematics
3
3
EGGN234 Field Session - Civil
3
EGGN371 Engineering Thermodynamics
3
3
Total
3
EGGN382 Engineering Circuit Analysis
3
3
Junior Year Fall Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
EGGN388 Information Systems Science
3
3
MATH225 Differential Equations
3
3
EGGN384 Digital Logic
3
3
4
EGGN342 Structural Theory
3
3
Total
19
EGGN361 Soil Mechanics
3
3
Junior Year Spring Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
EGGN363 Soil Mechanics Laboratory
3
1
LAIS/EBGN H&SS GenEd Restricted Elective I
3
3
EGGN413 Computer Aided Engineering
3
3
EGGN351 Fluid Mechanics
3
3
LAIS/EBGN H&SS GenEd Restricted Elective I
3
3
EGGN385 Electronic Devices & Circuits
3
3
4
Total
16
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EGGN386 Fund. of Eng. Electromagnetics
3
3
Junior/Senior Field Session
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
EGGN389 Fund. of Electric Machinery
3
3
4
EGGN335 Field Session - Environmental
3
3
Total
17
Total
3
Junior/Senior Field Session
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
Senior Year Fall Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
EGGN334 Field session - Electrical
3
3
LAIS/EBGN H&SS GenEd Restricted Elective II
3
3
Total
3
EGGN491 Senior Design I
2
3
3
Senior Year Fall Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
EGGN413 Computer Aided Engineering
3
3
LAIS/EBGN H&SS GenEd Restricted Elective II
3
3
Environmental Specialty Elective
3
3
EGGN450 Multidisciplinary EG Lab III
3
1
Environmental Specialty Elective
3
3
EGGN491 Senior Design I
2
3
3
Total
15
EGGN307 Feedback Control Systems
3
3
Senior Year Spring Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
Electrical Specialty Elective
3
3
LAIS/EBGN H&SS GenEd Restricted Elective III
3
3
Electrical Specialty Elective
3
3
EGGN492 Senior Design II
1
6
3
Total
16
Environmental Specialty Elective
3
3
Senior Year Spring Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
Environmental Specialty Elective
3
3
LAIS/EBGN H&SS GenEd Restricted Elective III
3
3
Free Elective
3
3
EGGN492 Senior Design II
1
6
3
Free Elective
3
3
Electrical Specialty Elective
3
3
Total
18
Free Electives
3
3
Degree Total
137.5
Free Electives
3
3
Free Electives
3
3
Mechanical Specialty
Total
18
Sophomore Year Fall Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
DCGN241 Statics
3
3
Degree Total
141
SYGN200 Human Systems
3
3
Environmental Specialty
MATH213 Calc. for Scientists & Engineers III 4
4
Sophomore Year Fall Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
PHGN200 Physics II
3
3
4.5
DCGN241 Statics
3
3
CSCI261** Programming Concepts
3/2
3
SYGN200 Human Systems
3
3
PAGN2XX Physical Education
2
0.5
MATH213 Calc. for Scientists & Engineers III 4
4
Total
18
PHGN200 Physics II
3
3
4.5
Sophomore Year Spring Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
CSCI260** Fortran Programming
2/3
2
MATH225 Differential Equations
3
3
PAGN2XX Physical Education
2
0.5
PAGN2XX Physical Education
2
0.5
Total
17
SYGN202 Engineered Material Systems
3
3
Sophomore Year Spring Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
EGGN320 Mechanics of Materials
3
3
MATH225 Differential Equations
3
3
DCGN381 Circuits, Electronics & Power
3
3
PAGN2XX Physical Education
2
0.5
EGGN250 Multidisciplinary EG Lab I
4.5
1.5
EGGN320 Mechanics of Materials
3
3
EPIC251 Design II
3
1
3
DCGN381 Circuits, Electronics & Power
3
3
Total
17
EGGN250 Multidisciplinary EG Lab I
4.5
1.5
Sophomore/Junior Field Session
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
EPIC251 Design II
3
1
3
EGGN235 Field Session - Mechanical
3
EBGN201 Principles of Economics
3
3
Total
3
Total
17
Junior Year Fall Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
Junior Year Fall Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
MATH323 Probability & Statistics
3
3
LAIS/EBGN H&SS GenEd Restricted Elective I
3
3
MATH348 Adv. Engineering Mathematics
3
3
MATH348 Adv. Engineering Mathematics
3
3
LAIS/EBGN H&SS GenEd Restricted Elective I
3
3
EGGN315 Dynamics
3
3
EGGN315 Dynamics
3
3
EGGN351 Fluid Mechanics
3
3
EGGN371 Engineering Thermodynamics
3
3
EGGN353 Environmental Sci. & Eng. I
3
3
EGGN388 Information Systems Science
3
3
Free Elective
3
3
Total
18
Total
18
Junior Year Spring Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
Junior Year Spring Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
EBGN201 Principles of Economics
3
3
MATH323 Probability & Statistics
3
3
EGGN351 Fluid Mechanics
3
3
EGGN350 Multidisciplinary EG Lab II
4.5
1.5
EGGN350 Multidisciplinary EG Lab II
4.5
1.5
EGGN354 Environmental Sci. & Eng. II
3
3
EGGN307 Feedback Control Systems
3
3
EGGN371 Engineering Thermodynamics
3
3
EGGN413 Computer Aided Engineering
3
3
Environmental Specialty Elective
3
3
Mechanical Specialty Elective
3
3
Free Elective
3
3
Total
16.5
Total
16.5
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Senior Year Fall Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
GEGN468 (B)Engineering Geology and Geotechnics
EGGN450 Multidisciplinary EG Lab III
3
1
GEGN473 (B)Site investigation
EGGN491 Senior Design I
2
3
3
Mechanics
LAIS/EBGN H&SS GenEd Restricted Elective II
3
3
EGGN422 (A)Advanced Mechanics of Materials
EGGN471 Heat Transfer
3
3
EGGN442 (A)Finite Element Methods For Engineers
EGGN411 Machine Design
3
3
4
EGGN473 (A)Fluid Mechanics II
Free Elective
3
3
EGGN478 (A)Engineering Vibrations
Total
17
Structural
Senior Year Spring Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
EGGN441 (A)Advanced Structural Analysis
LAIS/EBGN H&SS GenEd Restricted Elective III
3
3
EGGN444/445 (A)Steel Design or Concrete Design
EGGN492 Senior Design II
1
6
3
Mechanical Specialty Elective
3
3
Graduate courses in EG and elsewhere may occasionally be ap-
Mechanical Specialty Elective
3
3
proved as civil electives on an ad hoc basis. In order for a course that
Free Elective
3
3
is not listed here to be considered, the student should submit a writ-
Free Elective
3
3
ten request in advance to their faculty advisor enclosing a copy of
Total
18
the course syllabus.
Degree Total
140.5
Electrical Specialty
Electrical specialty students are required to take three
**Civil, Environmental and Mechanical Engineering students may
take either the 2-credit CSCI260 Fortran Programming or the 3-
courses from the following list of electrical technical
credit CSCI261 Programming Concepts.
electives:*
Engineering Specialty Electives
EGGN325 Introduction to Biomedical Engineering
Civil Specialty
EGGN400 Introduction to Robotics
Civil Specialty students are required to take three civil
EGGN417 Modern Control Design
EGGN430 Biomedical Instrumentation
elective courses from the following list. The electives have
EGGN460 Numerical Methods for Engineers
been grouped by themes for convenience only. When choos-
EGGN482 Microcomputer Architecture and Interfacing
ing their three courses, students can elect for breadth across
EGGN483 Analog and Digital Communications Systems
themes or depth within a theme.
EGGN484 Power Systems Analysis
Students must take at least two courses marked (A).
EGGN485 Introduction to High Power Electronics
EGGN486 Practical Design of Small Renewable Energy Systems
Environmental
EGGN487 Analysis and Design of Advanced Energy Systems
EGGN353 (A)Fundamentals of Environmental Science and
CSCI341
Computer Organization
Engineering I
CSCI/MATH440 Parallel Computing for Scientists and Engineers
EGGN354 (A)Fundamentals of Environmental Science and
MATH334 Introduction to Probability
Engineering II
MATH335 Introduction to Mathematical Statistics
EGGN451 (A)Hydraulic Problems
MATH455 Partial Differential Equations
EGGN453 (A)Wastewater Engineering
PEGN 450 Energy Engineering
EGGN454 (A)Water Supply Engineering
PHGN300 Modern Physics
EGGN455 (A)Solid and Hazardous Waste Engineering
PHGN320 Modern Physics II
EGGN456 (A)Scientific Basis of Environmental Regulations
PHGN412 Mathematical Physics
EGGN457 (A)Site Remediation Engineering
PHGN435 Interdisciplinary Microelectronics Processing
General
Laboratory
EGGN333 (A)Surveying II
PHGN440 Solid State Physics
EGGN307 (A)Feedback control systems
PHGN441 Solid State Physics Applications and Phenomena
EGGN460 (A)Numerical Methods for Engineers
PHGN462 Electromagnetic Waves and Optical Physics
EBGN421 (A)Engineering Economics
*Additional courses are approved special topics with a number
EBGN553 (B)Project Management
EGGN398/498 and all graduate courses taught in the Electrical Engi-
EGGN399/499 (B)Independent Study (Civil)
neering specialty area. Students should consult their faculty advisor
Geotechnical
for guidance.
EGGN465 (A)Unsaturated Soil Mechanics
Environmental Specialty
EGGN448 (A)Advanced Soil Mechanics
All students pursuing the Environmental Specialty are
EGGN534 (A)Soil Behavior
required to take EGGN/ESGN353 and EGGN/ESGN354.
EGGN531 (A)Soil dynamics and foundation vibrations
These courses are prerequisites for many 400 level Environ-
MNGN321 (A)Introduction to Rock Mechanics
mental Specialty courses. In addition students are required to
MNGN404 (B)Tunneling
MNGN405 (B)Rock Mechanics in Mining
take five courses from the following list:
MNGN406 (B)Design and Support of Underground Excavations
ESGN401
Fundamentals of Ecology
GEGN466 (B)Groundwater Engineering
ESGN440
Environmental Pollution: Sources, Characteristics,
Transport and Fate
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EGGN451 Hydraulic Problems
Division of Engineering Areas of Special Interest
EGGN/ESGN453 Wastewater Engineering
and Minor Programs
EGGN/ESGN454 Water Supply Engineering
General Requirements
EGGN/ESGN456 Scientific Basis of Environmental Regulations
A Minor Program of study consists of a minimum of 18
EGGN/ESGN457 Site Remediation Engineering
ESGN462
Solid Waste Minimization and Recycling
credit hours of a logical sequence of courses. With the ex-
ESGN463
Pollution Prevention Fundamentals and Practice
ception of the McBride Honors minor, only three of these
GEGN466 Groundwater Engineering
hours may be taken in the student’s degree-granting depart-
Students completing the Engineering degree with an envi-
ment and no more than three of these hours may be at the
ronmental specialty may not also complete a minor or ASI in
100- or 200- level. A Minor Program may not be completed
Environmental Science.
in the same department as the major.
Students should consult their faculty advisor for guidance
An Area of Special Interest (ASI) consists of a minimum
on course substitutions.
of 12 credit hours of a logical sequence of courses. Only
three of these hours may be taken at the 100- or 200-level
Mechanical Specialty
and no more than three of these hours may be specifically re-
The list of approved Mechanical Engineering electives
quired for the degree program in which the student is gradu-
appears below. Students are required to take three of these
ating. An ASI may be completed within the same major
courses and at least one must be from List A. In addition to
department.
these courses, any graduate course taught by a member of the
Mechanical Engineering faculty will also be counted as a
A Minor Program / Area of Special Interest declaration
Mechanical Elective. Students are welcome to petition to
(available in the Registrar’s Office) should be submitted for
have a course approved, and the petition form is provided on
approval prior to the student’s completion of half of the hours
the Mechanical Engineering web site. Courses are occasion-
proposed to constitute the program. Approvals are required
ally added to this list with the most updated version main-
from the Director of the Engineering Division, the student’s
tained on the Mechanical Engineering web site.
advisor, and the Department Head or Division Director in the
department or division in which the student is enrolled.
List A
EGGN403 Thermodynamics II
Programs in the Engineering Division
EGGN422 Advanced Mechanics of Materials
The Engineering Division offers minor and ASI programs
EGGN473 Fluid Mechanics II
to meet two sets of audiences: (1) students that are not pursu-
EGGN478 Engineering Vibrations
ing an engineering degree and (2) students that are pursuing
List B
an engineering degree in another department. For the first
audience, a minor or ASI is available in General Engineering.
EGGN325 Intro. to Biomedical Engineering
EGGN389 Fundamentals of Electric Machinery
This program offers the foundational coursework in engi-
EGGN400 Introduction to Robotics
neering which is compatible with many of the topics in the
EGGN425 Musculoskeletal Biomechanics
Fundamentals of Engineering examination. For the second
EGGN430 Biomedical Instrumentation
audience, there is a program in engineering specialties. This
EGGN442 Finite Element Methods for Engineering
program recognizes that many non-engineering-division ma-
EGGN444 Design of Steel Structures
jors will have completed the fundamental engineering
EGGN460 Numerical Methods for Engineers
courses that are prerequisites to upper division engineering
EBGN321 Engineering Economics
courses. Since these students complete the fundamental
ESGN527
Watersheds System Analysis
coursework as a part of their degree, they can pursue a minor
MTGN/EGGN390 Materials and Manufacturing Processes
or ASI in the four engineering specialties (civil, electrical,
MTGN445 Mechanical Properties of Materials
MTGN450 Statistical Control of Materials Processes
environmental, mechanical).
MTGN464 Forging and Forming
The requirements for a minor do not allow engineering
MTGN477/475 Welding Metallurgy
division students to acquire a minor as a part of the Engineer-
MLGN/MTGN570 Introduction to Biocompatibility of Materials
ing Specialties program (for instance, a student that is an En-
PEGN311
Drilling Engineering Principles
gineering-civil-specialty student cannot get a minor in
PEGN361
Completion Engineering (II)
Engineering-mechanical). However, the ASI program in En-
PEGN515
Reservoir Engineering Principles
gineering Specialties is available to all Engineering Division
PHGN300 Modern Physics
PHGN350 Intermediate Mechanics
students with the note that an ASI in the students declared
PEGN435
Microelectronics Processing Laboratory
major area is not allowed (for instance, Engineering-mechan-
PHGN440 Solid State Physics
ical-specialty students cannot acquire an ASI in Engineering-
mechanical).
Students wishing to enroll in either program must satisfy
all prerequisite requirements for each course in a chosen se-
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quence. Students in the sciences or mathematics will there-
GEGN467 Groundwater Engineering
4 sem hrs.
fore be better positioned to satisfy prerequisite requirements
GEGN468 Engineering Geology and Geotechnics
3 sem hrs.
in the General Engineering program, while students in engi-
MNGN321 Introduction to Rock Mechanics
3 sem hrs.
neering disciplines will be better positioned to meet the pre-
requisite requirements for courses in the Engineering
Electrical
Specialties.
A twelve (ASI) or eighteen hour (minor) sequence must
be selected from a basic electrical program comprising:*
Students majoring in Engineering with an Environmental
Specialty may not also complete a minor or ASI in Environ-
DCGN381 Circuits, Electronics and Power
3 sem hrs.
EGGN382 Engineering Circuit Analysis
3 sem hrs.
mental Science and Engineering.
Additional courses are to be selected from:
The courses listed below, constituting each program and
the specialty variations, are offered as guidelines for select-
EGGN307 Introduction to Feedback Control Systems
3 sem hrs.
ing a logical sequence. In cases where students have unique
EGGN334 Engineering Field Session, Electrical
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 Fund. 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.
EGGN430 Biomedical Instrumentation
3 sem hrs.
DCGN241 Statics
3 sem hrs.
EGGN482 Microcomputer Architecture and Interfacing 4 sem hrs.
EGGN320 Mechanics of Materials
3 sem hrs.
EGGN483 Analog & Digital Communication Systems
4 sem hrs.
EGGN351 Fluid Mechanics
3 sem hrs.
EGGN484 Power Systems Analysis
3 sem hrs.
EGGN371 Thermodynamics
3 sem hrs.
EGGN485 Introduction to High Power Electronics
3 sem hrs.
DCGN381 Electrical Circuits, Electronics and Power
3 sem hrs.
EGGN315 Dynamics
3 sem hrs.
*Additional courses are approved special topics with a number
EBGN421 Engineering Economics
3 sem hrs.
EGGN398/498 and all graduate courses taught in the Electrical Engi-
neering specialty area. Students should consult their faculty advisor
Note: Multidisciplinary Engineering Laboratories I, II and III
for guidance
(EGGN 250, 350 and 450, respectively) may be taken as laboratory
supplements to DCGN 381, EGGN351 and EGGN320.
Environmental Science and Engineering Minor and ASI
Engineering Specialties Program
See the Catalog section that describes Environmental Sci-
Civil
ence and Engineering
A twelve (ASI) or eighteen hour (minor) sequence must be
Mechanical
selected from:
A twelve (ASI) or eighteen hour (minor) sequence must be
EGGN333 Surveying II
3 sem hrs.
selected from:
EGGN342 Structural Theory
3 sem hrs.
EGGN307 Introduction to Feedback Control Systems
3 sem hrs.
EGGN353 Fundamentals of Environmental Science
EGGN351 Fluid Mechanics
3 sem hrs.
and Engineering I
3 sem hrs.
EGGN403 Thermodynamics II
3 sem hrs.
EGGN354 Fundamentals of Environmental Science
EGGN400 Introduction to Robotics
3 sem hrs.
and Engineering II
3 sem hrs.
EGGN411 Machine Design
3 sem hrs.
EGGN361 Soil Mechanics
3 sem hrs.
EGGN413 Computer Aided Engineering
3 sem hrs.
EGGN363 Soil Mechanics Laboratory
1 sem hrs.
EGGN422 Advanced Mechanics of Materials
3 sem hrs.
EGGN422 Advanced Mechanics of Materials
3 sem hrs.
EGGN471 Heat Transfer
3 sem hrs.
EGGN441 Advanced Structural Theory
3 sem hrs.
EGGN473 Fluid Mechanics II
3 sem hrs.
EGGN442 Finite Element Methods for Engineers
3 sem hrs.
Combined Engineering Baccalaureate and
EGGN444 Design of Steel Structures
3 sem hrs.
EGGN445 Design of Reinforced Concrete Structures
3 sem hrs.
Engineering Systems Masters Degrees
EGGN448 Advanced Soil Mechanics
3 sem hrs.
The Division of Engineering offers a five year combined
EGGN451 Hydraulic Problems
3 sem hrs.
program in which students have the opportunity to obtain
EGGN453 Wastewater Engineering
3 sem hrs.
specific engineering skills supplemented with graduate
EGGN454 Water Supply Engineering
3 sem hrs.
coursework in Engineering. Upon completion of the pro-
EGGN460 Numerical Methods for Engineers
3 sem hrs.
gram, students receive two degrees, the Bachelor of Science
EGGN464 Foundations
3 sem hrs.
in Engineering and the Master of Science in Engineering.
EGGN465 Unsaturated Soil Mechanics
3 sem hrs.
EGGN478 Engineering Vibrations
3 sem hrs.
EGGN498 Advanced Soil Mechanics
3 sem hrs.
EGGN499 Dynamics of Structures and Soils
3 sem hrs.
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Students must apply to enter this program by the begin-
Students must apply to enter this program by the begin-
ning of their Senior year and must have a minimum GPA of
ning of their Senior year and must have a minimum GPA of
3.0. To complete the undergraduate portion of the program,
3.0. To complete the undergraduate portion of the program,
students must successfully finish the classes indicated in any
students must successfully finish the classes indicated by the
of the four specialty programs (civil, electrical, environmen-
“typical” class sequence for the appropriate track. At the be-
tal or mechanical engineering). At the beginning of the Se-
ginning of the Senior year, a pro forma graduate school ap-
nior year, a pro forma graduate school application is
plication is submitted and as long as the undergraduate
submitted and as long as the undergraduate portion of the
portion of the program is successfully completed, the student
program is successfully completed, the student is admitted to
is admitted to the Engineering graduate program.
the Engineering graduate program.
Interested students can obtain additional information and
Students are required to take an additional thirty credit
detailed curricula from the Division of Engineering or the
hours for the M.S. degree. Up to nine of the 30 credit hours
Physics Department.
beyond the undergraduate degree requirements can be 4XX
Description of Courses
level courses. The remainder of the courses will be at the
graduate level (5XX and above). Students will need to
Freshman Year
choose a program specialty (Civil, Electrical, Mechanical,
EGGN198. SPECIAL TOPICS IN ENGINEERING (I, II)
and Systems). The Engineering Division Graduate Bulletin
Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from
provides details for each of these programs and includes spe-
special interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the
cific instructions regarding required and elective courses for
course is offered only once. Prerequisite: Instructor consent.
each. Students may switch from the combined program
Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for credit
which includes a non-thesis Master of Science degree to a
under different titles.
M.S. degree with a thesis option; however, if students change
EGGN199. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Individual re-
degree programs they must satisfy all degree requirements
search or special problem projects supervised by a faculty
for the M.S. with thesis degree.
member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a sub-
Interested students can obtain additional information from
ject matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: “Indepen-
the Division of Engineering.
dent Study” form must be completed and submitted to the
Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for
Combined Engineering Physics or Chemistry
credit.
Baccalaureate and Engineering Systems Masters
Sophomore Year
Degrees
EGGN234. ENGINEERING FIELD SESSION, CIVIL SPE-
The Division of Engineering in collaboration with the
CIALTY (S) The theory and practice of modern surveying.
Departments of Physics and Chemistry offers five-year
Lectures and hands-on field work teaches horizontal, vertical,
programs in which students have the opportunity to obtain
and angular measurements and computations using tradi-
specific engineering skills to complement their physics or
tional and modern equipment. Subdivision of land and appli-
chemistry background. Physics or chemistry students in this
cations to civil engineering practice, GPS and astronomic
program fill in their technical and free electives over their
observations. Prerequisite: EPIC251. Three weeks (6 day
standard four year Engineering Physics or Chemistry B.S.
weeks) in summer field session; 3 semester hours.
program with a reduced set of engineering classes. These
classes come in one of two specialties within the division:
EGGN235. ENGINEERING FIELD SESSION, MECHANI-
Electrical engineering and Mechanical engineering. At the
CAL SPECIALTY (S) This course provides the student with
end of the fourth year, the student is awarded an Engineering
hands-on experience in the use of modern engineering tools
Physics B.S. or Chemistry B.S., as appropriate. Students in
as part of the design process including modeling, fabrication,
this program are automatically entered into the Engineering
and testing of components and systems. Student use engineer-
Masters degree program. Course schedules for these five-
ing, mathematics and computers to conceptualize, model,
year programs can be obtained in the Engineering, Physics
create, test, and evaluate components and systems of their
and Chemistry Departmental Offices.
creation. Teamwork is emphasized by having students work
in teams. Prerequisites: PHGN200/201, CSCI260/261 and
EPIC251. Three weeks in summer field session; 3 semester
hours.
EGGN250. MULTIDISCIPLINARY ENGINEERING LAB-
ORATORY I (I, II) (WI) Laboratory experiments integrating
instrumentation, circuits and power with computer data
acquisitions and sensors. Sensor data is used to transition
between science and engineering science. Engineering Sci-
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ence issues like stress, strains, thermal conductivity, pressure
earthwork volume calculations. Use of commercial software
and flow are investigated using fundamentals of equilibrium,
for final plan/profile and earthwork involved for the road
continuity, and conservation. Prerequisite: DCGN381 or con-
project data collected in the field. Conceptual and mathemat-
current enrollment. 4.5 hours lab; 1.5 semester hour.
ical knowledge of applying GPS data to engineering projects.
EGGN298. SPECIAL TOPICS IN ENGINEERING (I, II)
Some discussion of the principles and equations of projec-
Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from
tions (Mercator, Lambert, UTM, State Plane, etc.) and their
special interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the
relationship to the databases of coordinates based on (North
course is offered only once. Prerequisite: Instructor consent.
American Datum) NAD '27, NAD '83 and (High Accuracy
Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for credit
Reference Network) HARN. Prerequisite: EGGN234.
under different titles.
2 hours lecture; 8-9 field work days; 3 semester hours.
Junior Year
EGGN334. ENGINEERING FIELD SESSION, ELECTRI-
EGGN307. INTRODUCTION TO FEEDBACK CONTROL
CAL SPECIALTY (S) Experience in the engineering design
SYSTEMS (I, II) System modeling through an energy flow
process involving analysis, design, and simulation. Students
approach is presented, with examples from linear electrical,
use engineering, mathematics and computers to model, ana-
mechanical, fluid and/or thermal systems. Analysis of sys-
lyze, design and evaluate system performance. Teamwork
tem response in both the time domain and frequency domain
emphasized. Prerequisites: EGGN382, EGGN388, and two
is discussed in detail. Feedback control design techniques,
of the following: EGGN384, EGGN385, EGGN389, and
including PID, are analyzed using both analytical and com-
EPIC251. Three weeks in summer field session; 3 semester
putational methods. Prerequisites: (DCGN381 or PHGN215)
hours.
and MATH225. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
EGGN335. ENGINEERING FIELD SESSION, ENVIRON-
EGGN315. DYNAMICS (I, II, S) Absolute and relative mo-
MENTAL SPECIALTY (S) The environmental module is in-
tions. Kinetics, work-energy, impulse-momentum, vibrations.
tended to introduce students to laboratory and field analytical
Prerequisite: DCGN241 and MATH225. 3 hours lecture;
skills used in the analysis of an environmental engineering
3 semester hours.
problem. Students will receive instruction on the measure-
ment of water quality parameters (chemical, physical, and
EGGN320. MECHANICS OF MATERIALS (I, II) Funda-
biological) in the laboratory and field. The student will use
mentals of stresses and strains, material properties. Axial,
these skills to collect field data and analyze a given environ-
torsion, bending, transverse and combined loadings. Stress
mental engineering problem. Prerequisites: EGGN353,
at a point; stress transformations and Mohr’s circle for stress.
EPIC251, MATH323. Three weeks in summer field session;
Beams and beam deflections, thin-wall pressure vessels,
3 semester hours.
columns and buckling, fatigue principles, impact loading.
Prerequisite: DCGN241 or MNGN317. 3 hours lecture;
EGGN340. COOPERATIVE EDUCATION (I,II,S) Super-
3 semester hours.
vised, full-time engineering- related employment for a
continuous six-month period in which specific educational
EGGN325/BELS325. INTRODUCTION TO BIOMEDICAL
objectives are achieved. Students must meet with the Engi-
ENGINEERING The application of engineering principles
neering Division Faculty Co-op Advisor prior to enrolling
and techniques to the human body presents many unique
to clarify the educational objectives for their individual
challenges. The discipline of Biomedical Engineering has
Co-op program. Prerequisite: Second semester sophomore
evolved over the past 50 years to address these challenges.
status and a cumulative grade-point average of at least 2.00.
Biomedical Engineering is a diverse, seemingly all-encom-
3 semester hours credit will be granted once toward degree
passing field that includes such areas as biomechanics, bio-
requirements. Credit earned in EGGN340, Cooperative Edu-
materials, bioinstrumentation, medical imaging,
cation, may be used as free elective credit hours or a civil
rehabilitation. This course is intended to provide an intro-
specialty elective if, in the judgment of the Co-op Advisor,
duction to, and overview of, Biomedical Engineering. At the
the required term paper adequately documents the fact that
end of the semester, students should have a working knowl-
the work experience entailed high-quality application of
edge of the special considerations necessary to apply various
engineering principles and practice. Applying the credits as
engineering principles to the human body. Prerequisites:
free electives or civil electives requires the student to submit
None.3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
a “Declaration of Intent to Request Approval to Apply Co-op
EGGN333. SURVEYING II (I) Engineering projects with
Credit toward Graduation Requirements” form obtained from
local control using levels, theodolites and total stations, in-
the Career Center to the Engineering Division Faculty Co-op
cluding surveying applications of civil engineering work in
Advisor.
the "field". Also includes engineering astronomy and com-
puter generated designs; basic road design including center-
line staking, horizontal and vertical curves, slope staking and
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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-
PHGN215. 3 hours lecture; 3 hours lab; 4 semester hours.
site: CHGN124, PHGN100 and MATH213, or consent of in-
EGGN385. ELECTRONIC DEVICES AND CIRCUITS
structor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
(I, II) Semiconductor materials and characteristics, junction
EGGN/ESGN354. FUNDAMENTALS OF ENVIRONMEN-
diode operation, bipolar junction transistors, field effect tran-
TAL SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING II (I, II) Introductory
sistors, biasing techniques, four layer devices, amplifier and
level fundamentals in atmospheric systems, air pollution con-
power supply design, laboratory study of semiconductor cir-
trol, solid waste management, hazardous waste management,
cuit characteristics. Prerequisite: EGGN 382 or PHGN215.
waste minimization, pollution prevention, role and responsi-
3 hours lecture; 3 hours lab; 4 semester hours.
bilities of public institutions and private organizations in en-
EGGN 386. FUNDAMENTALS OF ENGINEERING
vironmental management (relative to air, solid and hazardous
ELECTROMAGNETICS (I, II) This course provides an
waste. Prerequisite: CHGN124, PHGN100 and MATH213,
introduction to electromagnetic theory as applied to electrical
or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
engineering problems in wireless communications, trans-
EGGN361. SOIL MECHANICS (I, II) An introductory
mission lines, and high-frequency circuit design. The theory
course covering the engineering properties of soil, soil phase
and applications are based on Maxwell’s equations, which
relationships and classification. Principle of effective stress.
describe the electric and magnetic force-fields, the interplay
Seepage through soils and flow nets. One-dimensional con-
between them, and how they transport energy. Matlab and
solidation theory. Soil compressibility and settlement pre-
PSPICE will be used in homework assignments, to perform
diction. Shear strength of soils. Pore pressure parameters.
simulations of electromagnetic interference, electromagnetic
Introduction to earth pressure and slope stability calculations.
Prerequisite: EGGN320. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
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energy propagation along transmission lines on printed cir-
Senior Year
cuit boards, and antenna radiation patterns. Prerequisites:
EGGN325 (BELS325). INTRODUCTION TO BIOMED-
EGGN382, MATH348 and/or consent of instructor. 3 hours
ICAL ENGINEERING (I) The application of engineering
lecture; 3 semester hours.
principles and techniques to the human body presents many
EGGN388. INFORMATION SYSTEMS SCIENCE (I, II)
unique challenges. The discipline of Biomedical Engineering
The interpretation, representation and analysis of time-
has evolved over the past 50 years to address these chal-
varying phenomena as signals which convey information and
lenges. Biomedical Engineering is a diverse, seemingly all-
noise; applications are drawn from filtering, audio and image
encompassing field that includes such areas as biomechanics,
processing, and communications. Topics include convolu-
biomaterials, bioinstrumentation, medical imaging, rehabili-
tion, Fourier series and transforms, sampling and discrete-
tation. This course is intended to provide an introduction to,
time processing of continuous-time signals, modulation, and
and overview of, Biomedical Engineering. At the end of the
z-transforms. Prerequisite: DCGN381 or PHGN215 and
semester, students should have a working knowledge of the
MATH225. Corequisite: MATH348. 3 hours lecture; 3 se-
special considerations necessary to apply various engineering
mester hours.
principles to the human body. Prerequisites: None. 3 hours
lecture; 3 semester hours.
EGGN389. FUNDAMENTALS OF ELECTRIC MACHIN-
ERY I (I) This course provides an engineering science
EGGN400/MNGN400. INTRODUCTION TO ROBOTICS
analysis of electrical machines. The following topics are in-
(II) Overview and introduction to the science and engineer-
cluded: DC, single-phase and three-phase AC circuit analy-
ing of intelligent mobile robotics and robotic manipulators.
sis, magnetic circuit concepts and materials, transformer
Covers guidance and force sensing, perception of the envi-
analysis and operation, steady-state and dynamic analysis of
ronment around a mobile vehicle, reasoning about the envi-
rotating machines, synchronous and poly-phase induction
ronment to identify obstacles and guidance path features and
motors, and laboratory study of external characteristics of
adaptively controlling and monitoring the vehicle health. A
machines and transformers. Prerequisite: EGGN382 or
lesser emphasis is placed on robot manipulator kinematics,
PHGN215. 3 hours lecture; 3 hours lab; 4 semester hours.
dynamics, and force and tactile sensing. Surveys manipulator
and intelligent mobile robotics research and development.
EGGN390/MTGN390. MATERIALS AND MANUFAC-
Introduces principles and concepts of guidance, position, and
TURING PROCESSES (II) This course focuses on available
force sensing; vision data processing; basic path and trajec-
engineering materials and the manufacturing processes used
tory planning algorithms; and force and position control.
in their conversion into a product or structure as critical
Prerequisite: CSCI261 and DCGN381. 2 hours lecture;
considerations in design. Properties, characteristics, typical
1 hour lab; 3 semester hours.
selection criteria, and applications are reviewed for ferrous
and nonferrous metals, plastics and composites. The nature,
EGGN403. THERMODYNAMICS II (II) This course in-
features, and economics of basic shaping operations are ad-
cludes the study of thermodynamic relations, Clapeyron
dressed with regard to their limitations and applications and
equation, mixtures and solutions, Gibbs function, combustion
the types of processing equipment available. Related technol-
processes, first and second law applied to reacting systems,
ogy such as measurement and inspection procedures, numeri-
third law of thermodynamics, real combustion processes,
cal control systems and automated operations are introduced
equilibrium of multicomponent systems, simultaneous chem-
throughout the course. Prerequisite: EGGN320, SYGN202.
ical reactions of real combustion processes, ionization,
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
overview of the major characteristics of spark-ignition and
compression-ignition engines, define parameters used to de-
EGGN398. SPECIAL TOPICS IN ENGINEERING (I, II)
scribe engine operation, develop the necessary thermody-
Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from
namic and combustion theory required for a quantitative
special interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the
analysis of engine behavior, develop an integrated treatment
course is offered only once. Prerequisite: Instructor consent.
of the various methods of analyzing idealized models of in-
Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for credit
ternal combustion engine cycles, and finally summarize how
under different titles.
operating characteristics of spark-ignition and compression-
EGGN399. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Individual re-
ignition engine depend on the major engine design and oper-
search or special problem projects supervised by a faculty
ating variables. Prerequisite: EGGN371, EGGN471. 3 hours
member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a sub-
lecture; 3 semester hours.
ject matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: “Indepen-
EGGN411. MACHINE DESIGN (I, II) This course is an in-
dent Study” form must be completed and submitted to the
troduction to the principles of mechanical design. Methods
Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for
for determining static, fatigue and surface failure are pre-
credit under different topic/experience.
sented. Analysis and selection of machine components such
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as shafts, keys, couplings, bearings, gears, springs, power
placements to myoelectric limb replacements and functional
screws, and fasteners is covered. Prerequisites: EPIC251,
electrical stimulation, the engineering opportunities continue
EGGN315, EGGN 320, and EGGN413. 3 hours lecture, 3
to expand. This course builds on musculoskeletal biome-
hours lab; 4 semester hours.
chanics and other BELS courses to provide engineering stu-
EGGN413. COMPUTER AIDED ENGINEERING (I, II)
dents with an introduction to prosthetics and implants for the
This course introduces the student to the concept of com-
musculoskeletal system. At the end of the semester, students
puter-aided engineering. The major objective is to provide
should have a working knowledge of the challenges and spe-
the student with the necessary background to use the com-
cial considerations necessary to apply engineering principles
puter as a tool for engineering analysis and design. The Fi-
to augmentation or replacement in the musculoskeletal sys-
nite Element Analysis (FEA) method and associated
tem. Prerequisites: EGGN/BELS425 or EGES/BELS525. 3
computational engineering software have become significant
hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
tools in engineering analysis and design. This course is di-
EGGN428/EGGN528 - COMPUTATIONAL BIOME-
rected to learning the concepts of FEA and its application to
CHANICS (II) Computational Biomechanics provides an in-
civil and mechanical engineering analysis and design. Note
troduction to the application of computer simulation to solve
that critical evaluation of the results of a FEA using classical
some fundamental problems in biomechanics and bioengi-
methods (from statics and mechanics of materials) and engi-
neering. Musculoskeletal mechanics, medical image recon-
neering judgment is employed throughout the course. Prereq-
struction, hard and soft tissue modeling, joint mechanics, and
uisite: EGGN320. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
inter-subject variability will be considered. An emphasis will
EGGN417. MODERN CONTROL DESIGN (I) Control
be placed on understanding the limitations of the computer
system design with an emphasis on observer-based methods,
model as a predictive tool and the need for rigorous verifica-
from initial open-loop experiments to final implementation.
tion and validation of computational techniques. Clinical ap-
The course begins with an overview of feedback control de-
plication of biomechanical modeling tools is highlighted and
sign technique from the frequency domain perspective, in-
impact on patient quality of life is demonstrated. Prerequi-
cluding sensitivity and fundamental limitations. State space
sites: EGGN413, EGGN325. 3 hours lecture, 3 semester
realization theory is introduced, and system identification
hours.
methods for parameter estimation are introduced. Computer-
EGGN430(BELS430): BIOMEDICAL INSTRUMENTA-
based methods for control system design are presented. Pre-
TION The acquisition, processing, and interpretation of
requisite: EGGN307. 3 lecture hours, 3 semester hours.
biological signals present many unique challenges to the Bio-
EGGN422. ADVANCED MECHANICS OF MATERIALS
medical Engineer. This course is intended to provide students
(II) General theories of stress and strain; stress and strain
with an introduction to, and appreciation for, many of these
transformations, principal stresses and strains, octahedral
challenges. At the end of the semester, students should have a
shear stresses, Hooke’s law for isotropic material, and failure
working knowledge of the special considerations necessary
criteria. Introduction to elasticity and to energy methods. Tor-
to gathering and analyzing biological signal data. EGGN250,
sion of noncircular and thin-walled members. Unsymmetrical
DCGN381, EGGN325/BELS325, or instructor permission. 3
bending and shear-center, curved beams, and beams on elas-
hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
tic foundations. Introduction to plate theory. Thick-walled
EGGN441. ADVANCED STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS (II)
cylinders and contact stresses. Prerequisite: EGGN320,
Introduction to advanced structural analysis concepts. Non-
EGGN413. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
prismatic structures. Arches, Suspension and cable-stayed
EGGN425(BELS425). MUSCULOSKELETAL BIOME-
bridges. Structural optimization. Computer Methods. Struc-
CHANICS (II) This course is intended to provide engineer-
tures with nonlinear materials. Internal force redistribution
ing students with an introduction to musculoskeletal
for statically indeterminate structures. Graduate credit re-
biomechanics. At the end of the semester, students should
quires additional homework and projects. Prerequisite:
have a working knowledge of the special considerations nec-
EGGN342. 3 hour lectures; 3 semester hours.
essary to apply engineering principles to the human body.
EGGN442. FINITE ELEMENT METHODS FOR ENGI-
The course will focus on the biomechanics of injury since
NEERS (II) A course combining finite element theory
understanding injury will require developing an understand-
with practical programming experience in which the multi-
ing of normal biomechanics. Prerequisite: DCGN241,
disciplinary nature of the finite element method as a numeri-
EGGN320, EGGN325/BELS325, or instructor permission.
cal technique for solving differential equations is emphasized.
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
Topics covered include simple ‘structural’ element, solid elas-
EGGN427/BELS427. PROSTHETIC AND IMPLANT EN-
ticity, steady state analysis, transient analysis. Students get a
GINEERING (I) Prosthetics and implants for the muscu-
copy of all the source code published in the course textbook.
loskeletal and other systems of the human body are
Prerequisite: EGGN320. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
becoming increasingly sophisticated. From simple joint re-
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EGGN444. DESIGN OF STEEL STRUCTURES (I, II) To
backwater curves, hydraulic machinery, elementary hydro-
learn application and use the American Institute of Steel
dynamics, hydraulic structures. Prerequisite: EGGN351.
Construction (AISC) Steel Construction Manual. Course de-
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
velops an understanding of the underlying theory for the de-
EGGN/ESGN453. WASTEWATER ENGINEERING (I)
sign specifications. Students learn basic steel structural
The goal of this course is to familiarize students with the
member design principles to select the shape and size of a
fundamental phenomena involved in wastewater treatment
structural member. The design and analysis of tension mem-
processes (theory) and the engineering approaches used in
bers, compression members, flexural members, and members
designing such processes (design). This course will focus on
under combined loading is included, in addition to basic
the physical, chemical and biological processes applied to
bolted and welded connection design. Prerequisite:
liquid wastes of municipal origin. Treatment objectives will
EGGN342. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
be discussed as the driving force for wastewater treatment.
EGGN445. DESIGN OF REINFORCED CONCRETE
Prerequisite: EGGN/ESGN353 or consent of instructor. 3
STRUCTURES (I, II) This course provides an introduction
hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
to the materials and principles involved in the design of rein-
EGGN/ESGN454. WATER SUPPLY ENGINEERING (I)
forced concrete. It will allow students to develop an under-
Water supply availability and quality. Theory and design of
standing of the fundamental behavior of reinforced concrete
conventional potable water treatment unit processes. Design
under compressive, tensile, bending, and shear loadings, and
of distribution systems. Also includes regulatory analysis
gain a working knowledge of strength design theory and its
under the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA). Prerequisite:
application to the design of reinforced concrete beams,
EGGN/ESGN353, or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3
columns, slabs, footings, retaining walls, and foundations.
semester hours.
Prerequisite: EGGN342. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
EGGN/ESGN455. SOLID AND HAZARDOUS WASTE
EGGN447. TIMBER AND MASONRY DESIGN (II) The
ENGINEERING (I) This course provides an introduction
course develops the theory and design methods required for
and overview of the engineering aspects of solid and haz-
the use of timber and masonry as structural materials. The
ardous waste management. The focus is on control technolo-
design of walls, beams, columns, beam-columns, shear walls,
gies for solid wastes from common municipal and industrial
and structural systems are covered for each material. Grav-
sources and the end-of-pipe waste streams and process resid-
ity, wind, snow, and seismic loads are calculated and utilized
uals that are generated in some key industries. Prerequisite:
for design. Prerequisite: EGGN320 or equivalent. 3 hours
EGGN/ESGN354. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
lecture: 3 semester hours. Spring semester, odd years.
EGGN456. SCIENTIFIC BASIS OF ENVIRONMENTAL
EGGN448 ADVANCED SOIL MECHANICS (I) Advanced
REGULATIONS (II) A critical examination of the experi-
soil mechanics theories and concepts as applied to analysis
ments, calculations and assumptions underpinning numerical
and design in geotechnical engineering. Topics covered will
and narrative standards contained in federal and state envi-
include seepage, consolidation, shear strength and probabi-
ronmental regulations. Top-down investigations of the his-
listic methods. The course will have an emphasis on numeri-
torical development of selected regulatory guidelines and
cal solution techniques to geotechnical problems by finite
permitting procedures. Student directed design of improved
elements and finite differences. Prerequisite: EGGN361.
regulations. Prerequisite: EGGN/ESGN353 or consent of in-
3 hour lectures; 3 semester hours.
structor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
EGGN450. MULTIDISCIPLINARY ENGINEERING LAB-
EGGN/ESGN457. SITE REMEDIATION ENGINEERING
ORATORY III (I, II) Laboratory experiments integrating
(II) This course describes the engineering principles and
electrical circuits, fluid mechanics, stress analysis, and other
practices associated with the characterization and remedia-
engineering fundamentals using computer data acquisition and
tion of contaminated sites. Methods for site characterization
transducers. Students will design experiments to gather data for
and risk assessment will be highlighted while the emphasis
solving engineering problems. Examples are recommending
will be on remedial action screening processes and technol-
design improvements to a refrigerator, diagnosing and predict-
ogy principles and conceptual design. Common isolation and
ing failures in refrigerators, computer control of a hydraulic
containment and in situ and ex situ treatment technology will
fluid power circuit in a fatigue test, analysis of structural fail-
be covered. Computerized decision-support tools will be used
ures in an off-road vehicle and redesign, diagnosis and predic-
and case studies will be presented. Prerequisite:
tion of failures in a motor/generator system. Prerequisites:
EGGN/ESGN354 or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3
EGGN320, EGGN351, either EGGN350 or EGGN382;
semester hours.
Corequisite: EGGN307. 3 hours lab; 1 semester hour.
EGGN460. NUMERICAL METHODS FOR ENGINEERS(S)
EGGN451. HYDRAULIC PROBLEMS (I) Review of
Introduction to the use of numerical methods in the solution
fundamentals, forces on submerged surfaces, buoyancy and
of problems encountered in engineering analysis and design,
flotation, gravity dams, weirs, steady flow in open channels,
e.g. linear simultaneous equations (e.g. analysis of elastic
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materials, steady heat flow); roots of nonlinear equations
tions of various practical problems for mechanical and re-
(e.g. vibration problems, open channel flow); eigen-value
lated engineering disciplines. Prerequisite: EGGN351 or con-
problems (e.g. natural frequencies, buckling and elastic sta-
sent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
bility); curve fitting and differentiation (e.g. interpretation of
EGGN478. ENGINEERING VIBRATIONS (I) Theory of
experimental data, estimation of gradients); integration (e.g.
mechanical vibrations as applied to single- and multi-degree-
summation of pressure distributions, finite element proper-
of-freedom systems. Analysis of free and forced vibrations
ties, local averaging ); ordinary differential equations (e.g.
to different types of loading - harmonic, impulse, periodic
forced vibrations, beam bending) All course participants will
and general transient loading. Derive model systems using
receive source code consisting of a suite of numerical meth-
D’Alambert’s principle, Lagrange’s equations and Hamil-
ods programs. Prerequisite: CSCI260 or 261, MATH225,
ton’s principle. Analysis of natural frequencies and mode
EGGN320. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
shapes. Role of damping in machines and structures. Analy-
EGGN464. FOUNDATIONS (I, II) Techniques of subsoil
sis and effects of resonance. Use of the modal superposition
investigation, types of foundations and foundation problems,
method and the transient Duhamel integral method. Prerequi-
selection of basis for design of foundation types. Open-ended
site: EGGN315. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
problem solving and decision making. Prerequisite:
EGGN482. MICROCOMPUTER ARCHITECTURE AND
EGGN361. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
INTERFACING (I) Microprocessor and microcontroller
EGGN465. UNSATURATED SOIL MECHANICS (II) The
architecture focusing on hardware structures and elementary
focus of this course is on soil mechanics for unsaturated
machine and assembly language programming skills essential
soils. It provides an introduction to thermodynamic potentials
for use of microprocessors in data acquisition, control, and
in partially saturated soils, chemical potentials of adsorbed
instrumentation systems. Analog and digital signal condition-
water in partially saturated soils, phase properties and rela-
ing, communication, and processing. A/D and D/A converters
tions, stress state variables, measurements of soil water suc-
for microprocessors. RS232 and other communication stan-
tion, unsaturated flow laws, measurement of unsaturated
dards. Laboratory study and evaluation of microcomputer
permeability, volume change theory, effective stress princi-
system; design and implementation of interfacing projects.
ple, and measurement of volume changes in partially satu-
Prerequisite: EGGN384 or consent of instructor. 3 hours lec-
rated soils. The course is designed for seniors and graduate
ture; 3 hours lab; 4 semester hours.
students in various branches of engineering and geology
EGGN483. ANALOG & DIGITAL COMMUNICATION
that are concerned with unsaturated soil’s hydrologic and
SYSTEMS (II) Signal classification; Fourier transform;
mechanics behavior. Prerequisites: EGGN461 or consent of
filtering; sampling; signal representation; modulation; de-
instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
modulation; applications to broadcast, data transmission,
EGGN469. FUEL CELL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
and instrumentation. Prerequisite: EGGN388 or consent of
Investigate fundamentals of fuel-cell operation and electro-
instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 hours lab; 4 semester hours.
chemistry from a chemical-thermodynamics and materials-
EGGN484. POWER SYSTEMS ANALYSIS (I) 3-phase
science perspective. Review types of fuel cells,
power systems, per-unit calculations, modeling and equiva-
fuel-processing requirements and approaches, and fuel-cell
lent circuits of major components, voltage drop, fault calcu-
system integration. Examine current topics in fuel-cell sci-
lations, symmetrical components and unsymmetrical faults,
ence and technology. Fabricate and test operational fuel cells
system grounding, power-flow, selection of major equipment,
in the Colorado Fuel Cell Center. Prerequisites: EGGN371 or
design of electric power distribution systems. Prerequisite:
ChEN357 or MTGN351, or consent of instructor. 3 hours
EGGN389. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
lecture; 3 semester hours.
EGGN485. INTRODUCTION TO HIGH POWER ELEC-
EGGN471. HEAT TRANSFER (I, II) Engineering approach
TRONICS (II) Power electronics are used in a broad range
to conduction, convection, and radiation, including steady-
of applications from control of power flow on major trans-
state conduction, nonsteady-state conduction, internal heat
mission lines to control of motor speeds in industrial facili-
generation conduction in one, two, and three dimensions, and
ties and electric vehicles, to computer power supplies. This
combined conduction and convection. Free and forced con-
course introduces the basic principles of analysis and design
vection including laminar and turbulent flow, internal and
of circuits utilizing power electronics, including AC/DC,
external flow. Radiation of black and grey surfaces, shape
AC/AC, DC/DC, and DC/AC conversions in their many con-
factors and electrical equivalence. Prerequisite: MATH225,
figurations. Prerequisites: EGGN385, EGGN389. 3 hours
EGGN351, EGGN371. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
lecture; 3 semester hours.
EGGN473. FLUID MECHANICS II (I) Review of elemen-
EGGN486. PRACTICAL DESIGN OF SMALL RENEW-
tary fluid mechanics and engineering. Two-dimensional in-
ABLE ENERGY SYSTEMS (Taught on Demand) This
ternal and external flows. Steady and unsteady flows. Fluid
course provides the fundamentals to understand and analyze
engineering problems. Compressible flow. Computer solu-
renewable energy powered electric circuits. It covers practi-
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cal topics related to the design of alternative energy based
EGGN491. SENIOR DESIGN I (I, II) (WI) This course is
systems. It is assumed the students will have some basic and
the first of a two-semester capstone course sequence giving
broad knowledge of the principles of electrical machines,
the student experience in the engineering design process.
thermodynamics, electronics, and fundamentals of electric
Realistic open-ended design problems are addressed for real
power systems. One of the main objectives of this course is
world clients at the conceptual, engineering analysis, and the
to focus on the interdisciplinary aspects of integration of the
synthesis stages and include economic and ethical considera-
alternative sources of energy, including hydropower, wind
tions necessary to arrive at a final design. Students are as-
power, photovoltaic, and energy storage for those systems.
signed to interdisciplinary teams and exposed to processes in
Power electronic systems will be discussed and how those
the areas of design methodology, project management, com-
electronic systems can be used for stand-alone and grid-con-
munications, and work place issues. Strong emphasis is
nected electrical energy applications. Prerequisite:
placed on this being a process course versus a project course.
EGGN382 or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semes-
This is a writing-across-the-curriculum course where stu-
ter hours.
dents' written and oral communication skills are strength-
EGGN 487. ANALYSIS AND DESIGN OF ADVANCED
ened. The design projects are chosen to develop student
ENERGY SYSTEMS (II) The course investigates the de-
creativity, use of design methodology and application of
sign, operation and analysis of complex interconnected elec-
prior course work paralleled by individual study and re-
tric power grids, the basis of our electric power
search. Prerequisite: Field session appropriate to the stu-
infrastructure. Evaluating the system operation, planning for
dent's specialty and EPIC251. 1-2 hour lecture; 6 hours lab;
the future expansion under deregulation and restructuring,
3 semester hours
ensuring system reliability, maintaining security, and devel-
EGGN492. SENIOR DESIGN II (I, II) (WI) This course is
oping systems that are safe to operate has become increas-
the second of a two-semester sequence to give the student ex-
ingly more difficult. Because of the complexity of the
perience in the engineering design process. Design integrity
problems encountered, analysis and design procedures rely
and performance are to be demonstrated by building a proto-
on the use of sophisticated power system simulation com-
type or model, or producing a complete drawing and specifi-
puter programs. The course features some commonly used
cation package, and performing pre-planned experimental
commercial software packages. Prerequisites: EGGN 484 or
tests, wherever feasible, to verify design compliance with
consent of instructor. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory;
client requirements. Prerequisite: EGGN491. 1 hour lecture;
3 semester hours.
6 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
EGGN488. RELIABILITY OF ENGINEERING SYSTEMS
EGGN498. SPECIAL TOPICS IN ENGINEERING (I, II)
(I) This course addresses uncertainty modeling, reliability
Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from
analysis, risk assessment, reliability-based design, predictive
special interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the
maintenance, optimization, and cost- effective retrofit of
course is offered only once. Prerequisite: Instructor consent.
engineering systems such as structural, sensory, electric, pipe-
Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for credit
line, hydraulic, lifeline and environmental facilities. Topics
under different titles.
include introduction of reliability of engineering systems,
EGGN499. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Individual re-
stochastic engineering system simulation, frequency analysis
search or special problem projects supervised by a faculty
of extreme events, reliability and risk evaluation of engineer-
member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a sub-
ing systems, and optimization of engineering systems. Pre-
ject matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: “Indepen-
requisite: MATH323. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
dent Study” form must be completed and submitted to the
Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for
credit under different topic/experience.
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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-
TISSA ILLANGASEKARE, Professor and AMAX Distinguished
ating. An ASI may be completed within the same major
Chair
department.
JOHN E. McCRAY, Professor
RONALD R.H. COHEN, Associate Professor
A Minor Program / Area of Special Interest declaration
JÖRG DREWES, Associate Professor
(available in the Registrar’s Office) should be submitted for
LINDA A. FIGUEROA, Associate Professor
approval prior to the student’s completion of half of the hours
JUNKO MUNAKATA MARR, Associate Professor
proposed to constitute the program. Approvals are required
TZAHI CATH, Assistant Professor
from the Director of the Environmental Science and Engi-
CHRISTOPHER P. HIGGINS, Assistant Professor
neering Division, the student’s advisor, and the Department
JONATHAN O. SHARP, Assistant Professor
JOHN R. SPEAR, Assistant Professor
Head or Division Director in the department or division in
MICHAEL SEIBERT, Research Professor
which the student is enrolled.
MARIA L. GHIRARDI, Research Associate Professor
Students majoring in Engineering with an Environmental
MICHELLE CRIMI, Research Assistant Professor
Specialty may not also complete a minor or ASI in Environ-
PEI XU, Research Assistant Professor
mental Science and Engineering.
KATHRYN LOWE, Senior Research Associate
PAUL B. QUENEAU, Adjunct Professor
All students pursuing the ESE Minor or ASI are required
DANIEL T. TEITELBAUM, Adjunct Professor
to take ESGN/EGGN353 and ESGN/EGGN354.
BRUCE D. HONEYMAN, Emeritus Professor
Additional courses for the ASI or Minor sequence must be
PHILIPPE ROSS, Emeritus Professor
selected from:
Program Description
ESGN401 Fundamentals of Ecology
ESGN440A Environmental Pollution: Sources, Characteristics,
The Environmental Science and Engineering (ESE) Divi-
Transport and Fate
sion offers specialty and minor programs in Environmental
ESGN/EGGN453 Wastewater Engineering
Science and Engineering. ESE provides an undergraduate
ESGN/EGGN454 Water Supply Engineering
curriculum leading to a Minor (18 hours) or an Area of Spe-
ESGN/EGGN456 Scientific Basis of Environmental Regulations
cial Interest (ASI) (12 hours).
ESGN/EGGN457 Site Remediation Engineering
ESGN462 Solid Waste Minimization and Recycling
Environmental Engineering Specialty in the
ESGN463 Pollution Prevention: Fundamentals and Practice
Engineering Division
ESGN490 Environmental Law
The Environmental Engineering Specialty introduces
Combined Degree Program Option
students to the fundamentals of environmental engineering
CSM Undergraduate students have the opportunity to
including the scientific and regulatory basis of public health
begin work on a M.S. degree in Environmental Science and
and environmental protection. Topics covered include envi-
Engineering while completing their Bachelor’s degree. The
ronmental science and regulatory processes, water and waste-
CSM Combined Degree Program provides the vehicle for
water engineering, solid and hazardous waste management,
students to use undergraduate coursework as part of their
and contaminated site remediation.
Graduate Degree curriculum. For more information please
See entries in this Bulletin under Engineering (pg. 48) and
see the ESE Division website: http://www.mines.edu/
the degree program leading to the BS in Engineering with a
academic/envsci/ucombine.html.
Specialty in Environmental Engineering. This undergraduate
Description of Courses
Specialty is supported by the Environmental Science and
Engineering Division.
Undergraduate Courses
ESGN198. SPECIAL TOPICS IN ENVIRONMENTAL SCI-
Environmental Science and Engineering Minor
ENCE AND ENGINEERING (I, II) Pilot course or special
and ASI
topics course. Topics chosen from special interests of instruc-
General Requirements:
tor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is offered only once.
A Minor Program of study consists of a minimum of 18
Prerequisite: Instructor consent. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit
credit hours of a logical sequence of courses. With the ex-
hours. Repeatable for credit under different titles.
ception of the McBride Honors minor, only three of these
hours may be taken in the student’s degree-granting depart-
ESGN199. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Individual re-
ment and no more than three of these hours may be at the
search or special problem projects supervised by a faculty
100- or 200- level. A Minor Program may not be completed
member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a sub-
in the same department as the major.
ject matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: “Indepen-
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dent Study” form must be completed and submitted to the
and, principles of ecology. Offered with the collaboration of
Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for
Red Rocks Community College. Corequisite or Prerequisite:
credit under different titles.
ESGN/BELS301 or equivalent. 3 hours laboratory; 1 semes-
ESGN298. SPECIAL TOPICS IN ENVIRONMENTAL SCI-
ter hour.
ENCE AND ENGINEERING (I, II) Pilot course or special
ESGN313/BELS313. GENERAL BIOLOGY II LABORA-
topics course. Topics chosen from special interests of instruc-
TORY (II) This course provides students with laboratory ex-
tor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is offered only once.
ercises that complement lectures given in
Prerequisite: Instructor consent. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit
ESGN303/BELS303, the second semester introductory
hours. Repeatable for credit under different titles.
course in Biology. Emphasis is placed on an examination of
ESGN299. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Individual re-
organisms as the products of evolution. The diversity of life
search or special problem projects supervised by faculty
forms will be explored. Special attention will be given to the
member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a sub-
vertebrate body (organs, tissues and systems) and how it
ject matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: Indepen-
functions. Offered with the collaboration of Red Rocks Com-
dent Study form must be complete and submitted to the
munity College. Co-requisite or Prerequisite:
Registrar. Variable credit: 1-6. Repeatable for credit under
ESGN/BELS303 or equivalent. 3 hours laboratory; 1 semes-
different titles.
ter hour.
ESGN/SYGN203. NATURAL AND ENGINEERED ENVI-
ESGN321/BELS321. INTRODUCTION TO GENETICS (II)
RONMENTAL SYSTEMS Introduction to natural and engi-
A study of the mechanisms by which biological information
neered environmental systems analysis. Environmental
is encoded, stored, and transmitted, including Mendelian ge-
decision making, sustainable development, pollution sources,
netics, molecular genetics, chromosome structure and re-
effects and prevention, and environmental life cycle assess-
arrangement, cytogenetics, and population genetics.
ment. The basic concepts of material balances, energy bal-
Prerequisite: General Biology I or equivalent. 3 hours lecture
ances, chemical equilibrium and kinetics and structure and
+ 3 hours laboratory; 4 semester hours.
function of biological systems will be used to analyze envi-
ESGN/EGGN353. FUNDAMENTALS OF ENVIRONMEN-
ronmental systems. Case studies in sustainable development,
TAL SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING I (I, II) Topics cov-
industrial ecology, pollution prevention and life cycle assess-
ered include history of water related environmental law and
ment with be covered. The goal of this course is to develop
regulation, major sources and concerns of water pollution,
problem-solving skills associated with the analysis of envi-
water quality parameters and their measurement, material
ronmental systems. Prerequisites: CHGN124 or concurrent;
and energy balances, water chemistry concepts, microbial
MATH112 or concurrent; PHGN 100; SYGN101. 3 semester
concepts, aquatic toxicology and risk assessment. Prerequi-
hours.
site: Junior standing or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture;
ESGN301/BELS301. GENERAL BIOLOGY I (I) This is
3 semester hours.
the first semester an introductory course in Biology. Empha-
ESGN/EGGN354. FUNDAMENTALS OF ENVIRONMEN-
sis is placed on the methods of science; structural, molecular,
TAL SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING II (II) Introductory
and energetic basis of cellular activities; genetic variability
level fundamentals in atmospheric systems, air pollution con-
and evolution; diversity and life processes in plants and ani-
trol, solid waste management, hazardous waste management,
mals; and, principles of ecology. Prerequisite: None. 3 hours
waste minimization, pollution prevention, role and responsi-
lecture; 3 semester hours.
bilities of public institutions and private organizations in en-
ESGN303/BELS303. GENERAL BIOLOGY II (II) This is
vironmental management (relative to air, solid and hazardous
the continuation of General Biology I. Emphasis is placed on
waste. Prerequisite: Junior standing or consent of instructor.
an examination of organisms as the products of evolution.
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
The diversity of life forms will be explored. Special attention
ESGN398. SPECIAL TOPICS IN ENVIRONMENTAL SCI-
will be given to the vertebrate body (organs, tissues and sys-
ENCE AND ENGINEERING (I, II) Pilot course or special
tems) and how it functions. Prerequisite: General Biology I,
topics course. Topics chosen from special interests of instruc-
or equivalent. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
tor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is offered only once.
ESGN311/BELS311. GENERAL BIOLOGY I LABORA-
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Variable credit: 1-6 se-
TORY (I) This course provides students with laboratory exer-
mester hours. Repeatable for credit under different titles.
cises that complement lectures given in ESGN301/BELS301,
ESGN399. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Individual re-
the first semester introductory course in Biology. Emphasis is
search or special problem projects supervised by a faculty
placed on the methods of science; structural, molecular, and
member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a sub-
energetic basis of cellular activities; genetic variability and
ject matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: “Indepen-
evolution; diversity and life processes in plants and animals;
dent Study” form must be completed and submitted to the
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Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for
be discussed as the driving force for wastewater treatment.
credit under different titles.
Prerequisite: ESGN353 or consent of instructor. 3 hours lec-
ESGN401. FUNDAMENTALS OF ECOLOGY (I) Biologi-
ture; 3 semester hours.
cal and ecological principles discussed and industrial exam-
ESGN/EGGN454. WATER SUPPLY ENGINEERING (II)
ples of their use given. Analysis of ecosystem processes,
Water supply availability and quality. Theory and design of
such as erosion, succession, and how these processes relate
conventional potable water treatment and processes. Design
to engineering activities, including engineering design and
of distribution systems. Also includes regulatory analysis
plant operation. Criteria and performance standards analyzed
under the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA). Prerequisite:
for facility siting, pollution control, and mitigation of im-
EGGN353 or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semes-
pacts. North American ecosystems analyzed. Concepts of
ter hours.
forestry, range, and wildlife management integrated as they
ESGN/EGGN455. SOLID AND HAZARDOUS WASTE
apply to all the above. Three to four weekend field trips will
ENGINEERING (II) This course provides an introduction
be arranged during the semester. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester
and overview of the engineering aspects of solid and haz-
hours.
ardous waste management. The focus is on control technolo-
ESGN402/BELS402. CELL BIOLOGY AND PHYSIOL-
gies for solid wastes from common municipal and industrial
OGY (II) An introduction to the morphological, biochemical
sources and the end-of-pipe waste streams and process resid-
and biophysical properties of cells and their significance in
uals that are generated in some key industries. Prerequisite:
the life processes. Prerequisite: General Biology I, or equiva-
EGGN354. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
lent. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
ESGN/EGGN456. SCIENTIFIC BASIS OF ENVIRON-
ESGN403/CHGN403. INTRODUCTION TO ENVIRON-
MENTAL REGULATIONS (I) A critical examination of the
MENTAL CHEMISTRY (I) Processes by which natural and
experiments, calculations and assumptions underpinning nu-
anthropogenic chemicals interact, react and are transformed
merical and narrative standards contained in federal and state
and redistributed in various environmental compartments.
environmental regulations. Top-down investigations of the
Air, soil and aqueous (fresh and saline surface and ground-
historical development of selected regulatory guidelines and
waters) environments are covered, along with specialized en-
permitting procedures. Student directed design of improved
vironments such as waste treatment facilities and the upper
regulations. Prerequisite: EGGN353. 3 hours lecture; 3 se-
atmosphere. Prerequisites: SYGN101, DCGN209, and
mester hours.
CHGN222. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
ESGN/EGGN457. SITE REMEDIATION ENGINEERING
ESGN440. ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTION: SOURCES,
(II) This course describes the engineering principles and
CHARACTERISTICS, TRANSPORT AND FATE (I) This
practices associated with the characterization and remedia-
course describes the environmental behavior of inorganic and
tion of contaminated sites. Methods for site characterization
organic chemicals in multimedia environments, including
and risk assessment will be highlighted while the emphasis
water, air, sediment and biota. Sources and characteristics of
will be on remedial action screening processes and technol-
contaminants in the environment are discussed as broad cate-
ogy principles and conceptual design. Common isolation and
gories, with some specific examples from various industries.
containment and in-situ and ex-situ treatment technology will
Attention is focused on the persistence, reactivity, and parti-
be covered. Computerized decision-support tools will be
tioning behavior of contaminants in environmental media.
used and case studies will be presented. Prerequisites:
Both steady and unsteady state multimedia environmental
EGGN353, EGGN354 or consent of instructor. 3 hours lec-
models are developed and applied to contaminated sites. The
ture; 3 semester hours.
principles of contaminant transport in surface water, ground-
ESGN460. ONSITE WATER RECLAMATION AND
water and air are also introduced. The course provides stu-
REUSE. Appropriate solutions to water and sanitation in the
dents with the conceptual basis and mathematical tools for
U.S. and globally need to be effective in protecting public
predicting the behavior of contaminants in the environment.
health and preserving water quality while also being accept-
Prerequisite: EGGN353 or consent of instructor. 3 hours lec-
able, affordable and sustainable. Onsite and decentralized
ture; 3 semester hours.
systems have the potential to achieve these goals in rural
ESGN/EGGN453. WASTEWATER ENGINEERING (I)
areas, peri-urban developments, and urban centers in small
The goal of this course is to familiarize students with the fun-
and large cities. Moreover they can improve water use effi-
damental phenomena involved in wastewater treatment
ciency, conserve energy and enable distributed energy gener-
processes (theory) and the engineering approaches used in
ation, promote green spaces, restore surface waters and
designing such processes (design). This course will focus on
aquifers, and stimulate new green companies and jobs. A
the physical, chemical and biological processes applied to
growing array of approaches, devices and technologies have
liquid wastes of municipal origin. Treatment objectives will
evolved that include point-of-use water purification, waste
source separation, conventional and advanced treatment
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units, localized natural treatment systems, and varied re-
ESGN490. ENVIRONMENTAL LAW (I) Specially de-
source recovery and recycling options. This course will
signed for the needs of the environmental quality engineer,
focus on the engineering selection, design, and implementa-
scientist, planner, manager, government regulator, consultant,
tion of onsite and decentralized systems for water reclama-
or advocate. Highlights include how our legal system works,
tion and reuse. Topics to be covered include process analysis
environmental law fundamentals, all major US EPA/state en-
and system planning, water and waste stream attributes,
forcement programs, the National Environmental Policy Act,
water and resource conservation, confined unit and natural
air and water pollutant laws, risk assessment and manage-
system treatment technologies, effluent collection and clus-
ment, and toxic and hazardous substance laws (RCRA, CER-
tering, recycling and reuse options, and system management.
CLA, TSCA, LUST, etc). Prerequisites: ESGN353 or
Prerequisite: ESGN/EGGN353 or consent of instructor. 3
ESGN354, or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semes-
hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
ter hours.
ESGN462/MTGN462. SOLID WASTE MINIMIZATION
ESGN498. SPECIAL TOPICS IN ENVIRONMENTAL SCI-
AND RECYCLING (I) This course will examine, using case
ENCE AND ENGINEERING (I, II) Pilot course or special
studies, how industry applies engineering principles to mini-
topics course. Topics chosen from special interests of instruc-
mize waste formation and to meet solid waste recycling chal-
tor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is offered only once.
lenges. Both proven and emerging solutions to solid waste
Prerequisite: Instructor consent. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit
environmental problems, especially those associated with
hours. Repeatable for credit under different titles.
metals, will be discussed. Prerequisites: EGGN/ESGN353
ESGN499. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Individual re-
and EGGN/ESGN354 or consent of instructor. 3 hours lec-
search or special problem projects supervised by a faculty
ture; 3 semester hours.
member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a sub-
ESGN463. POLLUTION PREVENTION: FUNDAMEN-
ject matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: “Indepen-
TALS AND PRACTICE (II) The objective of this course is
dent Study” form must be completed and submitted to the
to introduce the principles of pollution prevention, environ-
Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for
mentally benign products and processes, and manufacturing
credit under different titles.
systems. The course provides a thorough foundation in pol-
lution prevention concepts and methods. Engineers and sci-
entists are given the tools to incorporate environmental
consequences into decision-making. Sources of pollution
and its consequences are detailed. Focus includes sources
and minimization of industrial pollution; methodology for
life-cycle assessments and developing successful pollution
prevention plans; technological means for minimizing the
use of water, energy, and reagents in manufacturing; and
tools for achieving a sustainable society. Materials selection,
process and product design, and packaging are also ad-
dressed. Prerequisite: EGGN/ESGN353 or
EGGN/ESGN354 or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3
semester hours.
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Geology and Geological
ized before cleanup can be accomplished; water supplies
must be located, developed and protected; and new mineral
Engineering
and energy resources must be located and developed in an
environmentally sound manner. Geological Engineers are the
JOHN D. HUMPHREY, Associate Professor and Department Head
professionals trained to meet these challenges.
JOHN B. CURTIS, Professor
WENDY J. HARRISON, Professor and Associate Provost
The Geological Engineering curriculum provides a strong
MURRAY W. HITZMAN, Professor, Charles F. Fogarty Professor of
foundation in the basic sciences, mathematics, geological sci-
Economic Geology
ence and basic engineering along with specialized upper
EILEEN POETER, Professor
level instruction in integrated applications to real problems.
PAUL SANTI, Professor
Engineering design is integrated throughout the four year
STEPHEN A. SONNENBERG, Professor, Charles Boettcher
program, beginning in Design I (Freshman year) and ending
Distinguished Chair in Petroleum Geology
with the capstone design courses in the senior year. The pro-
RICHARD F. WENDLANDT, Professor
gram is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Com-
DAVID A. BENSON, Associate Professor
L. GRAHAM CLOSS, Associate Professor
mission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and
JERRY D. HIGGINS, Associate Professor
Technology, 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD
KEVIN W. MANDERNACK, Associate Professor (also Chemistry
21202-4012, telephone (410) 347-7700. Students have the
& Geochemistry)
background to take the Fundamentals of Engineering Exam,
JOHN E. McCRAY, Associate Professor
the first step in becoming a registered Professional Engineer.
ERIC P. NELSON, Associate Professor
Graduates follow five general career paths:
PIRET PLINK-BJORKLUND, Associate Professor
BRUCE TRUDGILL, Associate Professor
Engineering Geology and Geotechnics. Careers in site
WEI ZHOU, Associate Professor
investigation, design and stabilization of foundations or
NIGEL KELLY, Assistant Professor
slopes; site characterization, design, construction and
CHRISTIAN V. SHOREY, Instructor
remediation of waste disposal sites or contaminated sites;
CHARLES F. KLUTH, Distinguished Scientist
and assessment of geologic hazards for civil, mining or
DAVID PYLES, Research Professor
environmental engineering projects.
DONNA S. ANDERSON, Research Associate Professor
MASON DYKSTRA, Research Associate Professor
Ground-Water Engineering. Careers in assessment and
NICHOLAS B. HARRIS, Research Associate Professor
remediation of ground-water contamination, design of
KARIN HOAL, Research Associate Professor
ground-water control facilities for geotechnical projects and
MAEVE BOLAND, Research Assistant Professor
exploration for and development of ground-water supplies.
RENAUD BOUROULLEC, Research Assistant Professor
MARY CARR, Research Assistant Professor
Petroleum Exploration and Development Engineering.
THOMAS L.T. GROSE, Professor Emeritus
Careers in search for and development of oil, gas and coal
JOHN D. HAUN, Professor Emeritus
and their efficient extraction.
NEIL F. HURLEY, Professor Emeritus
Mineral Exploration and Development Engineering.
RICHARD W. HUTCHINSON, Professor Emeritus
Careers in search for and development of natural deposits of
KEENAN LEE, Professor Emeritus
metals, industrial materials and rock aggregate.
SAMUEL B. ROMBERGER, Emeritus Professor
A. KEITH TURNER, Professor Emeritus
Geological Science. Students are also well prepared to
JOHN E. WARME, Professor Emeritus
pursue careers in basic geoscience. Graduates have become
ROBERT J. WEIMER, Professor Emeritus
experts in fields as divergent as global climate change, the
TIMOTHY A. CROSS, Associate Professor Emeritus
early history of the Earth, planetary science, fractal represen-
GREGORY S. HOLDEN, Associate Professor Emeritus
tation of ground-water flow and simulation of sedimentary
Program Description
rock sequences, to name a few. Careers are available in re-
A Bachelor of Science degree in Geological Engineering
search and education.
is the basis for careers concentrating on the interaction of
The curriculum may be followed along two concentration
humans and the earth. Geological Engineers deal with a wide
paths with slightly different upper division requirements.
variety of the resource and environmental problems that
Both concentrations are identical in the first two years as stu-
come with accommodating more and more people on a finite
dents study basic science, mathematics, engineering science,
planet. Geologic hazards and conditions must be recognized
and geological science. In the junior year those students
and considered in the location and design of foundations for
pursuing careers in ground-water engineering, engineering
buildings, roads and other structures; waste disposal facilities
geology and geotechnics, or geoenvironmental engineering
must be properly located, designed and constructed; contami-
applications follow the Environmental, Engineering Geology
nated sites and ground water must be accurately character-
and Geotechnics, and Ground-Water Engineering Concentra-
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tion. Students anticipating careers in resource exploration
sional growth through life-long learning. Graduates should
and development or who expect to pursue graduate studies in
have the understanding that personal and professional flexi-
geological sciences follow the Mineral and Petroleum Explo-
bility, creativity, resourcefulness, receptivity and openness
ration Engineering Concentration.
are crucial attributes to continued growth and success in in-
At all levels the Geological Engineering Program empha-
creasingly diverse, multi-disciplinary technical environments.
sizes laboratory and field experience. All courses have a lab-
Graduates should appreciate and respect diversity of cul-
oratory session, and after the junior year students participate
ture, language, religion, social-political-economic systems,
in a field course, which is six weeks of geologic and engi-
approaches toward thinking and analysis, and personal pref-
neering mapping and direct observation. The course involves
erence. They should feel capable of working in a technical
considerable time outdoors in the mountains and canyons of
capacity and communicating with others in an international
Utah and southwestern Colorado.
geoscience and geoengineering arena.
At the senior level, students begin to focus on a career path
Graduates should practice ethical behavior and integrity,
by taking course sequences in at least two areas of geological
and they should function such that their society benefits from
engineering specialization. The course sequences begin with
their work in the geosciences and geoengineering disciplines.
a 4 unit course in the fundamentals of a field of geological
Program Requirements
engineering which is followed by a 3 unit design-oriented
In order to achieve the program goals listed above, every stu-
course that emphasizes experience in direct application of
dent working towards the Bachelor of Science Degree in Geo-
principles through design projects.
logical Engineering must complete the following requirements:
Students interested in careers in Geological Engineering
Degree Requirements (Geological Engineering)
are encouraged to enroll in a one unit Spring course (GEOL102)
Sophomore Year Fall Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
entitled “Careers in Geological Engineering.” The course, a
GEGN202 Geol. Principles & Processes
3
3
4
series of presentations by faculty and outside professionals
MATH213 Calc. for Scientists & Engn’rs III
4
4
on all aspects of these careers, is designed to provide students
DCGN241 Statics
3
3
with the background necessary to make informed career
SYGN200 Human Systems
3
3
decisions. All students are invited to participate.
PAGN201 Physical Education III
2
0.5
Total
14.5
Program Educational Objectives (Bachelor of
Science in Geological Engineering)
Sophomore Year Spring Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
EPIC251 GIS Epics II
2
3
3
In addition to contributing toward achieving the educa-
GEGN206 Earth Materials
2
3
3
tional objectives described in the CSM Graduate Profile and
MATH225 Differential Equations
3
3
the ABET Accreditation Criteria, the Geological Engineering
PHGN200 Physics II
3.5
3
4.5
Program at CSM has established the following program edu-
EGGN320 Mechanics of Materials
3
3
cational objectives:
PAGN202 Physical Education IV
2
0.5
Graduates of the Department should have depth and
Total
17
breadth in one or more of the following fields: ground-water
Following the sophomore year, Geological Engineering students
engineering, engineering geology and geotechnics, environ-
choose from one of two concentrations: 1. Minerals and Petroleum
mental geology, and natural resource exploration and devel-
Exploration Engineering 2. Environmental, Engineering Geology
and Geotechnics, and Ground-water Engineering
opment. They should have the knowledge and experience to
recognize problems and design solutions through application
Minerals and Petroleum Exploration Engineering
of scientific and engineering principles and methods.
Concentration
Recommended for students intending careers in explora-
Graduates must have the communication skills which per-
tion and development of mineral and fuels resources, or in-
mit them to convey technical information, geoscience and
tending careers in geoscience research and education.
geoengineering concepts, and results of technical studies to
peers and the lay public. Communication skills include oral,
Junior Year Fall Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
written and graphic presentations, computer-based retrieval,
GEOL309 Structural Geology
3
3
4
manipulation and analysis of technical information, and gen-
GEOL321 Mineralogy & Mineral
Characterization
2
3
3
eral computer literacy.
DCGN209 Thermodynamics
3
3
Graduates should appreciate and respect the characteristics
EBGN201 Principles of Economics
3
3
and worth of leadership and teamwork, and should possess
EGGN361 Soil Mechanics OR
3
3
the attitude that teamwork and cooperation are equally im-
MNGN321 Introduction to Rock Mechanics*
2
3
3
portant values as leadership.
Total
16
Graduates should have the skills and desire, as well as tech-
nical breadth and depth, to continue their personal and profes-
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Junior Year Spring Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
EGGN361 Soil Mechanics
3
3
GEGN307 Petrology
2
3
3
EGGN363 Soil Mechanics Lab
1
1
GEGN317 Field Methods
1
8
2
Total
16
GEOL314 Stratigraphy
3
3
4
Junior Year Spring Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
GEGN 351 Geologic Fluid Mechanics
3
3
GEGN317 Field Methods
1
8
2
LAIS/EBGN H&SS GenEd Restricted Elective I
3
3
GEGN473 Site Investigation
3
3
Tech Elective II *
3
3
GEOL314 Stratigraphy
3
3
4
Total
18
GEGN 351 Geologic Fluid Methods
3
3
*Technical Electives I & II: Either MNGN321 or EGGN361 is
LAIS/EBGN H&SS GenEd Restricted Elective I
3
3
required as ONE of the technical electives. An additional technical
MNGN321 Rock Mechanics
2
3
3
elective must be selected so that the total technical elective credit
Total
18
hours are composed of a balance of engineering science and engi-
Summer Field Term
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
neering design.
GEGN316 Field Geology
6
6
Summer Field Term
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
Senior Year Fall Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
GEGN316 Field Geology
6
6
GEGN468 Engineering Geology
3
3
4
Senior Year Fall Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
GEGN467 Ground-Water Engineering
3
3
4
GEGN4— Option Elective
3
3
4
GEGN432 Geological Data Management
1
6
3
GEGN4— Option Elective
3
3
4
LAIS/EBGN H&SS GenEd Restricted Elective II
3
3
GEGN432 Geological Data Management
1
6
3
Free Elective
3
3
LAIS/EBGN H&SS GenEd Restricted Elective II
3
3
Total
17
Free Elective
3
Senior Year Spring Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
Total
17
GEGN469 Engineering Geology Design
3
3
Senior Year Spring Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
GEGN470 Ground-Water Engineering Design
3
3
GEGN4— Design Elective
2
3
3
LAIS/EBGN H&SS GenEd Restricted Elective III 3
3
GEGN4— Design Elective
2
3
3
Free Elective
3
3
LAIS/EBGN H&SS GenEd Restricted Elective III 3
3
Free Elective
3
3
Free Elective
3
Total
15
Free Elective
3
Degree Total
136.5
Total
15
Students in the Environmental, Engineering Geology and
Degree Total
136.5
Geotechnics, and Ground-Water Engineering Concentration
Option Electives:
may further specialize by utilizing their free elective courses
Students must take TWO of the following four courses.
to emphasize a specific specialty. Suggested courses are pre-
GEGN401 Mineral Deposits
4 credits
sented below and should be selected in consultation with the
GEGN438 Petroleum Geology
4 credits
student’s advisor. The emphasis area is an informal designa-
GEGN467 Ground-Water Engineering
4 credits
tion only and it will not appear on the transcript.
GEGN468 Engineering Geology & Geotechnics
4 credits
Engineering Geology and Geotechnics Emphasis:
Design Electives:
EGGN464 Foundations
Students must take TWO design courses, corresponding in
GEGN475 Applications of Geographic Information Systems
subject area to the Option Elective.
EBGN321 Engineering Economics
GEGN403 Mineral Exploration Design
3 credits
EGGN465 Unsaturated Soil Mechanics
GEGN439 Multi-Disciplinary Petroleum Design
3 credits
GEGN399 Independent Study in Engineering Geology
GEGN469 Engineering Geology Design
3 credits
GEGN476 Desktop Mapping Applications for Project Data
GEGN470 Ground-Water Engineering Design
3 credits
Management
GEGN499 Independent Study in Engineering Geology
Environmental, Engineering Geology and Geotechnics,
GEGN307 Petrology
and Ground-Water Engineering Concentration
GEOL321 Mineralogy & Mineral Characterization
Recommended for students intending careers in geotechni-
CSCI261 Programming Concepts
cal engineering, hydrogeology, or other environmental engi-
MNGN404 Tunneling
neering careers.
MNGN408 Underground Design and Construction
MNGN410 Excavation Project Management
Junior Year Fall Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
MNGN445/545 Rock Slope Design
GEGN 212 Petrography of Geol. Engineers
1
3
2
GEOL309 Structural Geology
3
3
4
Water Engineering Emphasis:
DCGN209 Introduction to Thermodynamics
3
3
EBGN321 Engineering Economics
or
EGGN/ESGN353 Fundamentals of Environmental Sci. & Engr. I
EGGN371 Thermodynamics
3
3
EGGN/ESGN354 Fundamentals of Environmental Sci. & Engr. II
EBGN201 Principles of Economics
3
3
EGGN451 Hydraulic Problems
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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
gram in which the student is graduating. For Geological
ESGN440 Environmental Pollution
Engineering, ASI students must satisfy item 2 of the
ESGN/EGGN455 Solid & Hazardous Waste Engineering
ESGN/EGGN456 Scientific Basis of Environmental Regulations
Geological Engineering minor requirements above, or gain
ESGN/EGGN457 Site Remediation Engineering
written approval of an alternative program.
ESGN490 Environmental Law
Description of Courses
ESGN/CHGN403 Intro. to Environmental Chemistry
GEGN499 Independent Study in Hydrogeology
Freshman Year
GEGN475 Applications of Geographic Information Systems
GEOL102. INTRODUCTION TO GEOLOGICAL ENGI-
GEGN481 Advanced Hydrology
NEERING (II) Presentations by faculty members and out-
GEGN483 Math Modeling of Ground-Water Systems
side professionals of case studies to provide a comprehensive
GEOL321 Mineralogy & Mineral Characterization
overview of the fields of Geology and Geological Engineer-
GPGN311 Survey of Exploration Geophysics
ing and the preparation necessary to pursue careers in those
LAIS487 Environmental Politics & Policy
fields. A short paper on an academic professional path will be
LAIS488 Water Politics & Policy
required. Prerequisite: SYGN101 or concurrent enrollment.
CSCI260 Fortran Programming
1 hour lecture; 1 semester hour.
CSCI261 Programming Concepts
MATH332 Linear Algebra
GEGN/GEOL198. SEMINAR IN GEOLOGY OR GEO-
Geological Engineering Minor
LOGICAL ENGINEERING (I, II) Special topics classes
Students, other than Geological Engineering majors, desir-
taught on a one-time basis. May include lecture, laboratory
ing to receive a minor in Geological Engineering must com-
and field trip activities. Prerequisite: Approval of instructor
plete 18 hours of Geology and Geological Engineering
and department head. Variable credit; 1 to 6 semester hours.
courses as follows:
Repeatable for credit under different titles.
1. SYGN101 Earth and Environmental Systems
GEGN199. INDEPENDENT STUDY IN ENGINEERING
GEOLOGY OR ENGINEERING HYDROGEOLOGY (I, II)
2. At least one course from each of the following groups:
Individual special studies, laboratory and/or field problems
Earth Materials
in geological engineering or engineering hydrogeology. Pre-
GEGN206 Earth Materials
requisite: “Independent Study” form must be completed and
Structural Geology
submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
GEOL308 Applied Structural Geology or
Repeatable for credit.
GEOL309 Structural Geology and Tectonics
GEOL199. INDEPENDENT STUDY IN GEOLOGY (I, II)
Stratigraphy
Individual special studies, laboratory and/or field problems
GEOL314 Stratigraphy or
in geology. Prerequisite: “Independent Study” form must be
GEOL315 Sedimentology and Stratigraphy
completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit;
3. One senior area elective course can be chosen from the
1 to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for credit.
following:
Sophomore Year
GEGN401 Mineral Deposits
GEGN 202. GEOLOGIC PRINCIPLES AND PROCESSES
GEGN438 Petroleum Geology
(I) Introduction to principles of geomorphology and histori-
GEGN467 Ground-Water Engineering
cal geology. Geomorphology of glacial, volcanic, arid, karst,
GEGN468 Engineering Geology & Geotechnics
and complex geological landscapes. Introduction to weather-
4. Elective Geology & Geological Engineering courses to
ing, soils, hillslopes, and drainage systems. Geologic time
total 18 credits. (Design electives listed below are strongly
scale and deep time, stratigraphic principles, evolution and
recommended.)
the fossil record, geochronology, plate tectonics, and critical
GEGN403 Mineral Exploration Design
events in Earth history. Laboratories emphasize fieldwork in
GEGN439 Multi-Disciplinary Petroleum Design
geomorphic regions of Colorado, map skills, time and order-
GEGN469 Engineering Geology Design
ing of geologic events, and fossil preservation and identifica-
GEGN470 Ground-Water Engineering Design
tion. Prerequisite: SYGN 101, 3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab:
4 semester hours.
Area of Special Interest
An Area of Special Interest (ASI) consists of 12 or more
GEGN206. EARTH MATERIALS (II) Introduction to Earth
hours of course work. To receive an ASI, a student must take
Materials, emphasizing the structure, composition, forma-
tion, and behavior of minerals. Laboratories emphasize the
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recognition, description, and engineering evaluation of earth
microstructures) and modern tectonics. Structural development
materials. Prerequisite: SYGN101. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours
of the Appalachian and Cordilleran systems. Comprehensive
lab; 3 semester hours.
laboratory projects use descriptive geometry, stereographic
GEGN 212. PETROGRAPHY FOR GEOLOGICAL ENGI-
projection, structural contours, map and air photo interpreta-
NEERS (I) Introduction to concepts of rock forming
tion, structural cross section and structural pattern analysis.
processes as a basis for rock classification. The course will
Required of Geological and Geophysical Engineers. Pre-
teach practical skills allowing identification of common rock
requisite: SYGN101, GEGN 202 and GEGN 206 or
types in hand specimen and in outcrop. Subsurface and near-
GPGN210. 3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 4 semester hours.
surface alteration and weathering processes will be covered,
GEOL310. EARTH MATERIALS AND RESOURCES (I)
emphasizing recognition of secondary mineral products and
Introduction to Earth Materials, emphasizing the structure,
the changes to the physical properties of these minerals in the
formation, distribution and engineering behavior of minerals,
rock masses. Prerequisites: GEGN 206 or equivalent. 1 hour
rocks and ores. Laboratories emphasize the recognition, de-
lecture, 3 hours lab; 2 semester hours.
scription and engineering evaluation of natural materials.
GEGN/GEOL298. SEMINAR IN GEOLOGY OR GEO-
Lectures present the knowledge of natural materials,
LOGICAL ENGINEERING (I, II) Special topics classes
processes and resources necessary for mining engineering ca-
taught on a one-time basis. May include lecture, laboratory
reers. Prerequisite: SYGN101. 3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab:
and field trip activities. Prerequisite: Approval of instructor
4 semester hours.
and department head. Variable credit; 1 to 6 semester hours.
GEOL311. STRUCTURAL GEOLOGY FOR MINING EN-
Repeatable for credit under different titles.
GINEERS (II) Nature and origin of structural features of
GEGN299. INDEPENDENT STUDY IN ENGINEERING
Earth's crust emphasizing structural controls of ore deposits
GEOLOGY OR ENGINEERING HYDROGEOLOGY (I, II)
and analysis of structures related to rock engineering and
Individual special studies, laboratory and/or field problems in
mining. Structural features and processes are related to
geological engineering or engineering hydrogeology. Pre-
stress/strain theory and rock mechanics principles. Lab and
requisite: “Independent Study” form must be completed and
field projects include deformation experiments, geologic
submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6 semester hours.
map, cross section, and orientation data analysis of structural
Repeatable for credit.
features including fractures, faults, folds, and rock cleavages.
Prerequisite: SYGN101. 2 semester hours combined lecture
GEOL299. INDEPENDENT STUDY IN GEOLOGY (I, II)
and lab.
Individual special studies, laboratory and/or field problems in
geology. Prerequisite: “Independent Study” form must be
GEOL314. STRATIGRAPHY (II) Lectures and laboratory
completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit;
and field exercises in concepts of stratigraphy and biostratig-
1 to 6 semester hours. Repeatable for credit.
raphy, facies associations in various depositional environments,
sedimentary rock sequences and geometries in sedimentary
Junior Year
basins, and geohistory analysis of sedimentary basins. Pre-
GEGN307. PETROLOGY (II) An introduction to igneous,
requisite: SYGN101, GEGN202. 3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab;
sedimentary and metamorphic processes, stressing the appli-
4 semester hours.
cation of chemical and physical mechanisms to study the ori-
gin, occurrence, and association of rock types. Emphasis on
GEOL315. SEDIMENTOLOGY AND STRATIGRAPHY (I)
the megascopic and microscopic classification, description,
Integrated lecture, laboratory and field exercises on the gene-
and interpretation of rocks. Analysis of the fabric and physi-
sis of sedimentary rocks as related to subsurface porosity and
cal properties. Prerequisite: GEOL321, DCGN209. 2 hours
permeability development and distribution for non-geology
lecture, 3 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
majors. Emphasis is placed on siliciclastic systems of vary-
ing degrees of heterogeneity. Topics include diagenesis, fa-
GEOL308. INTRODUCTORY APPLIED STRUCTURAL
cies analysis, correlation techniques, and sequence and
GEOLOGY (II) Nature and origin of structural features of
seismic stratigraphy. Application to hydrocarbon exploitation
Earth’s crust emphasizing oil entrapment and control of ore
stressed throughout the course. Required of all PEGN stu-
deposition. Structural patterns and associations are discussed
dents. Prerequisite: SYGN101, PEGN308, or consent of in-
in context of stress/strain and plate tectonic theories, using
structor. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
examples of North American deformed belts. Lab and field
projects in structural geometry, map air photo and cross sec-
GEGN316. FIELD GEOLOGY (S) Six weeks of field work,
tion interpretation, and structural analysis. Course required
stressing geology of the Southern Rocky Mountain Province.
of all PEGN and MNGN students. Prerequisite: SYGN101.
Measurement of stratigraphic sections. Mapping of igneous,
2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
metamorphic, and sedimentary terrain using air photos, topo-
graphic maps, plane table, and other methods. Diversified
GEOL309. STRUCTURAL GEOLOGY AND TECTONICS
individual problems in petroleum geology, mining geology,
(I) (WI) Recognition, habitat, and origin of deformational
engineering geology, structural geology, and stratigraphy.
structures related to stresses and strains (rock mechanics and
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Formal reports submitted on several problems. Frequent
GEGN/GEOL398. SEMINAR IN GEOLOGY OR GEO-
evening lectures and discussion sessions. Field trips empha-
LOGICAL ENGINEERING (I, II) Special topics classes
size regional geology as well as mining, petroleum, and engi-
taught on a one-time basis. May include lecture, laboratory
neering projects. . Prerequisite: GEGN 202 , GEGN 206,
and field trip activities. Prerequisite: Approval of instructor
GEOL314, GEOL309, and GEGN317. 6 semester hours
and department head. Variable credit; 1 to 6 semester hours.
(Field Term).
Repeatable for credit under different titles.
GEGN317. GEOLOGIC FIELD METHODS (II) Methods
GEGN399. INDEPENDENT STUDY IN ENGINEERING
and techniques of geologic field observations and interpre-
GEOLOGY OR ENGINEERING HYDROGEOLOGY (I, II)
tations. Lectures in field techniques and local geology. Lab-
Individual special studies, laboratory and/or field problems in
oratory and field project in diverse sedimentary, igneous,
geological engineering or engineering hydrogeology. Pre-
metamorphic, structural, and surficial terrains using aerial
requisite: “Independent Study” form must be completed and
photographs, topographic maps and compass and pace meth-
submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
ods. Geologic cross sections maps, and reports. Weekend
Repeatable for credit.
exercises required. Prerequisite to GEGN316. Prerequisite:
GEOL399. INDEPENDENT STUDY IN GEOLOGY (I, II)
GEGN202, GEOL309 or GEOL308. Completion or concur-
Individual special studies, laboratory and/or field problems
rent enrollment in GEGN206 and GEOL314. 1 hour lecture,
in geology. Prerequisite: “Independent Study” form must be
8 hours field; 2 semester hours.
completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit;
GEOL321. MINERALOGY AND MINERAL CHARAC-
1 to 6 semester hours. Repeatable for credit.
TERIZATION (I) Principles of mineralogy and mineral
Senior Year
characterization. Crystallography of naturally occurring
GEGN401. MINERAL DEPOSITS (I) Introductory presenta-
materials. Principles of crystal chemistry. Interrelationships
tion of magmatic, hydrothermal, and sedimentary metallic ore
among mineral structure, external shape, chemical composi-
deposits. Chemical, petrologic, structural, and sedimentologi-
tion, and physical properties. Introduction to mineral stabil-
cal processes that contribute to ore formation. Description of
ity. Laboratories emphasize analytical methods, including
classic deposits representing individual deposit types. Re-
X-ray diffraction, scanning electron microscopy, and optical
view of exploration sequences. Laboratory consists of hand
microscopy. Prerequisite: SYGN 101, CHGN 124, GEGN
specimen study of host rock-ore mineral suites and mineral
206. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab: 3 semester hours.
deposit evaluation problems. Prerequisite: GEGN316 and
GEGN340. COOPERATIVE EDUCATION (I, II, S) Super-
DCGN209. 3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 4 semester hours.
vised, full-time, engineering-related employment for a con-
GEGN403. MINERAL EXPLORATION DESIGN (II) (WI)
tinuous six-month period (or its equivalent) in which specific
Exploration project design: commodity selection, target se-
educational objectives are achieved. Prerequisite: Second
lection, genetic models, alternative exploration approaches
semester sophomore status and a cumulative grade-point
and associated costs, exploration models, property acquisi-
average of at least 2.00. 1 to 3 semester hours. Cooperative
tion, and preliminary economic evaluation. Lectures and lab-
Education credit does not count toward graduation except
oratory exercises to simulate the entire exploration sequence
under special conditions. Repeatable.
from inception and planning through implementation to dis-
GEGN342. ENGINEERING GEOMORPHOLOGY (I)
covery, with initial ore reserve calculations and preliminary
Study of interrelationships between internal and external
economic evaluation. Prerequisite: GEGN401 and EPIC251.
earth processes, geologic materials, time, and resulting land-
2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
forms on the Earth’s surface. Influences of geomorphic
GEGN404. ORE MICROSCOPY/ FLUID INCLUSIONS
processes on design of natural resource exploration programs
(II) Identification of ore minerals using reflected light
and siting and design of geotechnical and geohydrologic
microscopy, micro-hardness, and reflectivity techniques.
projects. Laboratory analysis of geomorphic and geologic
Petrographic analysis of ore textures and their significance.
features utilizing maps, photo interpretation and field obser-
Guided research on the ore mineralogy and ore textures of
vations. Prerequisite: SYGN101. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab;
classic ore deposits. Prerequisites: GEOL321, GEGN401, or
3 semester hours.
consent of instructor. 6 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
GEGN351. GEOLOGICAL FLUID MECHANICS (I) Prop-
GEGN405. MINERAL DEPOSITS (I) Physical and chemi-
erties of fluids; Bernoulli's energy equation, the momentum
cal characteristics and geologic and geographic setting of
and mass equations; laminar and turbulent flow in pipes,
magmatic, hydrothermal, and sedimentary metallic mineral
channels, machinery, and earth materials; subcritical and su-
deposits from the aspects of genesis, exploration, and min-
percritical flow in channels; Darcy's Law; the Coriolis effect
ing. For non-majors. Prerequisite: GEOL308 or concurrent
and geostrophic flow in the oceans and stomosphere; sedi-
enrollment. 2 hours lecture; 2 semester hours.
ment transport. Prerequisite: DCGN241 or permission of in-
structor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
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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
well log analysis, stratigraphic correlation, production map-
an important part of the course. Prerequisite: MNGN321 and
ping, hydrodynamics and exploration exercises. Prerequisite:
concurrent enrollment in EGGN361/EGGN363 or consent of
GEOL308 or GEOL309 and GEOL314or GEOL315 and
instructor. 3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab, 4 semester hours.
GEGN316 or GPGN486 or PEGN486. 3 hours lecture, 3
hours lab; 4 semester hours.
GEGN469. ENGINEERING GEOLOGY DESIGN (II) (WI)
This is a capstone design course that emphasizes realistic
GEGN/GPGN/PEGN439. MULTI-DISCIPLINARY PETRO-
engineering geologic/geotechnics projects. Lecture time is
LEUM DESIGN (II) (WI) This is a multi-disciplinary de-
used to introduce projects and discussions of methods and
sign course that integrates fundamentals and design concepts
procedures for project work. Several major projects will be
in geological, geophysical, and petroleum engineering. Stu-
assigned and one to two field trips will be required. Students
dents work in integrated teams from each of the disciplines.
work as individual investigators and in teams. Final written
Open-ended design problems are assigned including the de-
design reports and oral presentations are required. Prerequi-
velopment of a prospect in an exploration play and a detailed
site: GEGN468 or equivalent and EPIC251. 2 hours lecture,
engineering field study. Detailed reports are required for the
3 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
prospect evaluation and engineering field study. Prerequisite:
GE Majors: GEOL309, GEGN438, GEGN316, EPIC 251;
GEGN470. GROUND-WATER ENGINEERING DESIGN
PE majors: PEGN316, PEGN414, PEGN422, PEGN423,
(II) (WI) Application of the principles of hydrogeology and
PEGN424 (or concurrent) GEOL308, EPIC 251; GP Majors:
ground-water engineering to water supply, geotechnical, or
GPGN302 , GPGN303 and EPIC 251. 2 hours lecture; 3
water quality problems involving the design of well fields,
hours lab; 3 semester hours.
drilling programs, and/or pump tests. Engineering reports,
complete with specifications, analysis, and results, will be re-
GEGN442. ADVANCED ENGINEERING GEOMOR-
quired. Prerequisite: GEGN467 or equivalent or consent of
PHOLOGY (II) Application of quantitative geomorphic
instructor and EPIC251. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 3 se-
techniques to engineering problems. Map interpretation,
mester hours.
photo interpretation, field observations, computer modeling,
and GIS analysis methods. Topics include: coastal engineer-
GEOL470/GPGN470. APPLICATIONS OF SATELLITE
ing, fluvial processes, river engineering, controlling water
REMOTE SENSING (II) Students are introduced to geo-
and wind erosion, permafrost engineering. Multi-week de-
science applications of satellite remote sensing. Introductory
sign projects and case studies. Prerequisite: GEGN342 and
lectures provide background on satellites, sensors, methodol-
GEGN468, or graduate standing; GEGN475/575 recom-
ogy, and diverse applications. One or more areas of applica-
mended. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
tion are presented from a systems perspective. Guest lecturers
from academia, industry, and government agencies present
GEGN466. GROUNDWATER ENGINEERING (I) Theory
case studies focusing on applications, which vary from se-
of groundwater occurrence and flow. Relation of ground-
mester to semester. Students do independent term projects,
water to surface; potential distribution and flow; theory of
under the supervision of a faculty member or guest lecturer,
aquifer tests; water chemistry, water quality, and contaminant
that are presented both written and orally at the end of the
transport. Prerequisite: mathematics through calculus and
term. Prerequisites: consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture;
3 semester hours.
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GEGN473. GEOLOGICAL ENGINEERING SITE INVES-
GEGN/GEOL498. SEMINAR IN GEOLOGY OR GEO-
TIGATION (II) Methods of field investigation, testing, and
LOGICAL ENGINEERING (I, II) Special topics classes
monitoring for geotechnical and hazardous waste sites, in-
taught on a one-time basis. May include lecture, laboratory
cluding: drilling and sampling methods, sample logging,
and field trip activities. Prerequisite: Approval of instructor
field testing methods, instrumentation, trench logging,
and department head. Variable credit; 1 to 6 semester hours.
foundation inspection, engineering stratigraphic column and
Repeatable for credit under different titles.
engineering soils map construction. Projects will include tech-
GEGN499. INDEPENDENT STUDY IN ENGINEERING
nical writing for investigations (reports, memos, proposals,
GEOLOGY OR ENGINEERING HYDROGEOLOGY (I, II)
workplans). Class will culminate in practice conducting sim-
Individual special studies, laboratory and/or field problems in
ulated investigations (using a computer simulator). 3 hours
geological engineering or engineering hydrogeology. Pre-
lecture; 3 semester hours.
requisite: “Independent Study” form must be completed and
GEGN475. APPLICATIONS OF GEOGRAPHIC INFOR-
submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
MATION SYSTEMS (II) An introduction to Geographic
Repeatable for credit.
Information Systems (GIS) and their applications to all areas
GEOL499. INDEPENDENT STUDY IN GEOLOGY (I, II)
of geology and geological engineering. Lecture topics in-
Individual special studies, laboratory and/or field problems in
clude: principles of GIS, data structures, digital elevation
geology. Prerequisite: “Independent Study” form must be
models, data input and verification, data analysis and spatial
completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit;
modeling, data quality and error propagation, methods of
1 to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for credit.
GIS projects, as well as video presentations. Prerequisite:
SYGN101. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
Oceanography
GEGN476. DESKTOP MAPPING APPLICATIONS FOR
GEOC407. ATMOSPHERE, WEATHER AND CLIMATE (II)
PROJECT DATA MANAGEMENT (I, II) Conceptual over-
An introduction to the Earth’s atmosphere and its role in
view and hands-on experience with a commercial desktop
weather patterns and long term climate. Provides basic
mapping system. Display, analysis, and presentation mapping
understanding of origin and evolution of the atmosphere,
functions; familiarity with the software components, includ-
Earth’s heat budget, global atmospheric circulation and
ing graphical user interface (GUI); methods for handling dif-
modern climatic zones. Long- and short-term climate change
ferent kinds of information; organization and storage of
including paleoclimatology, the causes of glacial periods and
project documents. Use of raster and vector data in an inte-
global warming, and the depletion of the ozone layer. Causes
grated environment; basic raster concepts; introduction to
and effects of volcanic eruptions on climate, El Nino, acid
GIS models, such as hill shading and cost/distance analysis.
rain, severe thunderstorms, tornadoes, hurricanes, and ava-
Prerequisite: No previous knowledge of desktop mapping or
lanches are also discussed. Microclimates and weather pat-
GIS technology assumed. Some computer experience in op-
terns common in Colorado. Prerequisite: Completion of CSM
erating within a Windows environment recommended. 1 hour
freshman technical core, or equivalent. 3 hours lecture; 3 se-
lecture; 1 semester hour
mester hours. Offered alternate years; Spring 2005.
GEGN481. ADVANCED HYDROGEOLOGY (I) Lectures,
GEOC408. INTRODUCTION TO OCEANOGRAPHY (II)
assigned readings, and discussions concerning the theory,
An introduction to the scientific study of the oceans, includ-
measurement, and estimation of ground water parameters,
ing chemistry, physics, geology, biology, geophysics, and
fractured-rock flow, new or specialized methods of well
mineral resources of the marine environment. Lectures from
hydraulics and pump tests, tracer methods, and well con-
pertinent disciplines are included. Recommended back-
struction design. Design of well tests in variety of settings.
ground: basic college courses in chemistry, geology, mathe-
Prerequisites: GEGN467 or consent of instructor. 3 hours
matics, and physics. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
lecture; 3 semester hours.
Offered alternate years; Spring 2004.
GEGN483. MATHEMATICAL MODELING OF GROUND-
WATER SYSTEMS (II) Lectures, assigned readings, and
direct computer experience concerning the fundamentals and
applications of analytical and finite-difference solutions to
ground water flow problems as well as an introduction to in-
verse modeling. Design of computer models to solve ground
water problems. Prerequisites: Familiarity with computers,
mathematics through differential and integral calculus, and
GEGN467. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
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Geophysics
tributing to homeland security (including detection and re-
moval of unexploded ordnance and land mines), evaluating
TERENCE K. YOUNG, Professor and Department Head
changes in climate and managing humankind’s response to
MICHAEL L. BATZLE, Baker Hughes Professor of Petrophysics
them, and exploring other planets.
and Borehole Geophysics
THOMAS L. DAVIS, Professor
Energy companies and mining firms employ geophysicists
DAVE HALE, Charles Henry Green Professor of Exploration
to explore for hidden resources around the world. Engineer-
Geophysics
ing firms hire geophysical engineers to assess the Earth’s
GARY R. OLHOEFT, Professor
near-surface properties when sites are chosen for large
ROEL K. SNIEDER, Keck Foundation Professor of Basic
construction projects and waste-management operations.
Exploration Science
Environmental organizations use geophysics to conduct
ILYA D. TSVANKIN, Professor
groundwater surveys and to track the flow of contaminants.
THOMAS M. BOYD, Associate Professor and Dean of Graduate
On the global scale, geophysicists employed by universities
Studies
and government agencies (such as the United States Geo-
YAOGUO LI, Associate Professor
ANDRÉ REVIL, Associate Professor
logical Survey, NASA, and the National Oceanographic and
JEFFREY ANDREWS-HANNA, Assistant Professor
Atmospheric Administration) try to understand such Earth
PAUL C. SAVA, Assistant Professor
processes as heat flow, gravitational, magnetic, electric,
NORMAN BLEISTEIN, Research Professor and University
thermal, and stress fields within the Earth’s interior. For the
Emeritus Professor
past decade, 100% of CSM’s geophysics graduates have
KENNETH L. LARNER, Research Professor and University
found employment in their chosen field, with about 70%
Emeritus Professor
choosing to pursue graduate studies.
ROBERT D. BENSON, Research Associate Professor
RICHARD KRAHENBUHL, Research Assistant Professor
Founded in 1926, the Department of Geophysics at the
STEPHEN J. HILL, Adjunct Associate Professor
Colorado School of Mines is recognized and respected
DAVID J. WALD, Adjunct Associate Professor
around the world for its programs in applied geophysical re-
CHARLES P. ODEN, Adjunct Assistant Professor
search and education. With 20 active faculty and an average
WARREN B. HAMILTON, Distinguished Senior Scientist
class size of 25, students receive individualized attention in a
THOMAS R. LAFEHR, Distinguished Senior Scientist
close-knit department.
MISAC N. NABIGHIAN, Distinguished Senior Scientist
ADEL ZOHDY, Distinguished Senior Scientist
Bachelor of Science Program in Geophysical Engineer-
FRANK A. HADSELL, Emeritus Professor
ing. The Colorado School of Mines offers one of only two
ALEXANDER A. KAUFMAN, Emeritus Professor
undergraduate geophysical engineering programs in the en-
GEORGE V. KELLER, Emeritus Professor
tire United States accredited by the Engineering Accredita-
PHILLIP R. ROMIG, JR., Emeritus Professor
tion Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering
Program Description
and Technology, 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore,
MD 21202-4012, telephone (410) 347-7700. Geophysical
What is Geophysics? Geophysicists study the Earth’s inte-
Engineering undergraduates who may have an interest in pro-
rior through physical measurements collected at the earth’s
fessional registration as engineers are encouraged to take the
surface, in boreholes, from aircraft, or from satellites. Using
Engineer in Training (EIT) / Fundamentals of Engineering
a combination of mathematics, physics, geology, chemistry,
(FE) exam as seniors. The Geophysical Engineering Program
hydrology, and computer science, both geophysicists and
has the following objectives and associated outcomes:
geophysical engineers analyze these measurements to infer
properties and processes within the Earth’s complex interior.
Objective 1. Graduates of CSM's Geophysical Engi-
Non-invasive imaging beneath the surface of Earth and other
neering Program will be competent geophysical engi-
planets by geophysicists is analogous to non-invasive imag-
neers who think for themselves, and are capable of
ing of the interior of the human body by medical specialists.
taking conventional formulations of problems and solv-
ing these problems independently using a solid founda-
The Earth supplies all materials needed by our society,
tion in mathematics, science and engineering.
serves as the repository of used products, and provides a
home to all its inhabitants. Geophysics and geophysical
Outcome 1A: Graduates will have successfully
engineering have important roles to play in the solution of
completed a required curriculum containing the
challenging problems facing the inhabitants of this planet,
mathematical, scientific, and engineering back-
such as providing fresh water, food, and energy for Earth’s
ground necessary for a geophysical engineering
growing population, evaluating sites for underground con-
career.
struction and containment of hazardous waste, monitoring
non-invasively the aging infrastructures of developed
nations, mitigating the threat of geohazards (earthquakes,
volcanoes, landslides, avalanches) to populated areas, con-
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Outcome 1B: Graduates can work independently,
Objective 5: Graduates of CSM's Geophysical Engi-
solving mathematical and scientific problems
neering Program will be imbued with leadership quali-
inspired from the geophysical engineering practice.
ties including, but not limited to, the ability to
communicate well both orally and in writing, and the
Objective 2. Graduates will be creative, innovative
ability to make sound decisions in a context with risk
problem solvers who are able to question conventional
and uncertainty.
formulations of problems, and to conceive and test new
hypotheses, new problem descriptions, and new meth-
Outcome 5A: Students will engage in collaborative
ods for analyzing data.
projects requiring interaction with peers and
providing opportunity to develop behaviors
Outcome 2A: Graduates can independently read
associated with good leadership and good
and understand textbooks and research papers and
followership.
can comprehend and apply concepts and theories
beyond those taught in their classes.
Outcome 5B: Graduates will be capable of
producing concise, appropriately written, easily
Outcome 2B: 80% of graduates will have gained
understandable documents, and will be capable of
practical experience through employment on
giving effective oral presentations using
departmental research projects, summer jobs,
computer-based graphical supporting materials.
industry internships, or co-op positions.
Outcome 5C: Graduates will be capable of
Objective 3. Graduates will be capable of designing and
analyzing uncertainty and errors in both data
carrying out a geophysical survey or laboratory experi-
acquisition and processing, and their effects on
ment, ensuring that the recorded data are of the highest-
data interpretation and decision making.
possible quality, and quantifying uncertainty and
incompleteness of data.
Geophysics Field Camp. Each summer, a base of field
operations is set up for four weeks in the mountains of Colo-
Outcome 3A: Geophysical Engineering graduates
rado for students who have completed their junior year. Stu-
will have participated in designing and conducting
dents prepare geological maps and cross sections and then
field and lab experiments in which they acquire
use these as the basis for conducting seismic, gravimetric,
data from measuring physical properties with the
magnetic, and electrical surveys. After acquiring these vari-
objective of solving earth-related engineering
ous geophysical datasets, the students process the data and
problems.
develop an interpretation that is consistent with all the infor-
mation. In addition to the required four-week program, stu-
Outcome 3B: In their lab and field experiments,
dents can also participate in other diverse field experiences.
students will have encountered limitations and
In recent years these have included cruises on seismic ships
uncertainties in data and learned quantitative
in the Gulf of Mexico, studies at an archeological site, inves-
means for handling them.
tigations at an environmental site, a ground-penetrating radar
survey on an active volcano in Hawaii, and a well-logging
Objective 4: Graduates will be capable of writing com-
school offered by Baker Atlas.
puter programs in a high-level language to acquire,
Study Abroad. The Department of Geophysics encourages
process, model and display scientific data.
its undergraduates to spend one or two semesters studying
abroad. At some universities credits can be earned that sub-
Outcome 4A: Using an object-oriented program-
stitute for course requirements in the geophysical engineer-
ming language such as Java or C++, graduates will
ing program at CSM. Information on universities that have
be able to translate geophysical concepts into
established formal exchange programs with CSM can be ob-
computer programs that simulate, exploit, and test
tained either from the Department of Geophysics or the Of-
those concepts.
fice of International Programs.
Outcome 4B: Graduates will have demonstrated
Combined BS/MS Program. Undergraduate students in
their ability to analyze (process, model, visualize)
the Geophysical Engineering program who would like to con-
data acquired in their own experiments and from
tinue directly into the Master of Science program in Geo-
other sources using computer software they have
physics or Geophysical Engineering are allowed to fulfill part
written or customized.
of the requirements of their graduate degree by including up to
six hours of specified course credits which also were used in
fulfilling the requirements of their undergraduate degree. Stu-
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dents interested to take advantage of this option should meet
Junior Year Fall Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
with their advisor or department head as early as possible in
GPGN303 Introduction to Gravity and
their undergraduate program to determine which elective
Magnetic Methods
3
3
4
courses will be acceptable and advantageous for accelerating
MATH348 Advanced Engineering Mathematics or
them through their combined BS/MS studies.
PHGN311 Introduction to Mathematical Physics 3
3
GPGN320 Continuum Mechanics
3
3
Summer Jobs in Geophysics. In addition to the summer
GPGN321 Theory of Fields I: Static Fields
3
3
field camp experience, students are given opportunities every
GPGN315 Field Methods for Geophysicists
6
2
summer throughout their undergraduate career to work as
(2)Electives
3
3
summer interns within the industry, at CSM, or for govern-
Total
18
ment agencies. Students have recently worked outdoors with
Junior Year Spring Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
geophysics crews in various parts of the U.S., South Amer-
GEOL314 Stratigraphy
3
3
4
ica, and offshore in the Gulf of Mexico.
GPGN302 Introduction to Seismic Methods
3
3
4
GPGN308 Introduction to Electrical and
The Cecil H. and Ida Green Graduate and Professional
Electromagnetic Methods
3
3
4
Center. The lecture rooms, laboratories, and computer-aided
GPGN322 Theory of Fields II:
instruction areas of the Department of Geophysics are located in
Time-Varying Fields
3
3
the Green Center. The department maintains equipment for con-
(2)Electives
3
3
ducting geophysical field measurements, including magnetome-
Total
18
ters, gravity meters, ground-penetrating radar, and instruments
Summer Session
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
for recording seismic waves. Students have access to the Depart-
GPGN486 Geophysics Field Camp
4
4
ment petrophysics laboratory for measuring properties of porous
Total
4
rocks.
Senior Year Fall Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
Curriculum
GPGN404 Digital Systems Analysis
3
3
Geophysics is an applied and interdisciplinary science, hence
(3)Advanced Elective
3
3
(4)
students must have a strong foundation in physics, mathematics,
GPGN438 Senior Design or
GPGN439 in Spring Semester
geology and computer sciences. Superimposed on this founda-
(2)Electives
6
6
tion is a comprehensive body of courses on the theory and prac-
Total
12
tice of geophysical methods. As geophysics and geophysical
engineering involve the study and exploration of the entire earth,
Senior Year Spring Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
GPGN432 Formation Evaluation
3
3
4
our graduates have great opportunities to work anywhere on,
GPGN494 Physics of the Earth
3
3
and even off, the planet. Therefore, emphasis is placed on elec-
(4)GPGN439 Multi-disciplinary Petro. Design
2
3
3
tives in the humanities that give students an understanding of in-
or GPGN438 beginning Fall Semester
ternational issues and different cultures. To satisfy all these
GPGN470 Applications of remote sensing
3
3
requirements, every student who obtains a Bachelor’s Degree in
(2)Electives
6
6
Geophysical Engineering at CSM must complete the courses in
Total
19
the CSM Core Curriculum plus the following (see the course
Grand Total
139.5
flowchart on the Department of Geophysics webpage):
(1)In Fall semester, sophomores should take the section of EPIC251
Degree Requirements (Geophysical Engineering)
offered by the Department of Geophysics that introduces scientific
Sophomore Year Fall Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
computing. In Spring semester, sophomores take a course in object-
EBGN201 Principles of Economics
3
3
oriented programming using Java.
MATH213 Calculus for Scientists
(2)Electives must include at least 9 hours that meet LAIS core re-
& Engineers III
4
4
quirements. The Department of Geophysics encourages its students
(1)EPIC251 Design II Earth Engineering
3
3
to consider organizing their electives to form a Minor or an Area of
PAGN201 Physical Education
2
0.5
Special Interest (ASI). A guide suggesting various Minor and ASI
PHGN200 Physics II
3.5
3
4.5
programs can be obtained from the Department office.
GEGN202 Geological Principles & Processes
3
3
4
(3)The advanced electives should be chosen from advanced GP meth-
Total
19
ods courses (GPGN414, GPGN422, GPGN452) or technical courses
at 300 level and above from engineering and science departments at
Sophomore Year Spring Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
CSM and other universities. Courses from CSM are approved by the
(1)CSCI261 Programming Concepts Java
2
3
3
student’s advisor; courses from other universities are approved by
GPGN210 Materials of the Earth
3
3
4
the Undergraduate Advisory Committee (UAC) of the Department of
GEOL308 Introductory Applied
Geophysics.
Structural Geology
2
3
3
(4)Students can take either GPGN438 or GPGN439 to satisfy the sen-
MATH225 Differential Equations
3
3
ior design requirement. The multidisciplinary design course
PAGN202 Physical Education
2
0.5
GPGN439, offered only in Spring semester, is strongly recom-
SYGN200 Human Systems
3
3
mended for students interested in petroleum exploration and produc-
Total
16.5
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
simple processes of storage and transport through the diffu-
hours in one semester (Fall or Spring) or by enrolling for a portion of
sion equation (such as Fick, Ohm’s, Hooke’s, Fourier’s, and
the 3 hours in Fall and the remainder in Spring.
Darcy’s Laws) as exhibited in electric, magnetic, elastic,
Minor in Geophysics/Geophysical Engineering
mechanical, thermal, and fluid flow properties. Coupled
Geophysics plays an important role in many aspects of
processes (osmosis, electromagnetic, nuclear magnetic relax-
civil engineering, petroleum engineering, mechanical engi-
ation). The necessity to statistically describe properties of
neering, and mining engineering, as well as mathematics,
rocks and soils. Multiphase mixing theories, methods of
physics, geology, chemistry, hydrology, and computer sci-
modeling and predicting properties. Inferring past processes
ence. Given the natural connections between these various
acting on rocks from records left in material properties. Envi-
fields and geophysics, it may be of interest for students in
ronmental influences from temperature, pressure, time and
other majors to consider choosing to minor in geophysics, or
chemistry. Consequences of nonlinearity, anisotropy, hetero-
to choose geophysics as an area of specialization. The core of
geneity and scale. Prerequisites: PHGN200 and MATH112,
courses taken to satisfy the minor requirement must include
or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 4 se-
some of the following geophysics methods courses.
mester hours.
GPGN210, Materials of the Earth
GPGN298. SPECIAL TOPICS IN GEOPHYSICS (I, II)
GPGN302, Seismic Methods
New topics in geophysics. Each member of the academic
GPGN303, Gravity and Magnetic Methods
faculty is invited to submit a prospectus of the course to the
GPGN308, Electrical and Electromagnetic Methods
department head for evaluation as a special topics course. If
GPGN419, Well Log Analysis and Formation Evaluation
GPGN470, Applications of Satellite Remote Sensing
selected, the course can be taught only once under the 298
title before becoming a part of the regular curriculum under a
The remaining hours can be satisfied by a combination
new course number and title. Prerequisite: Consent of depart-
of other geophysics courses, as well as courses in geology,
ment. Credit - Variable, 1 to 6 hours. Repeatable for credit
mathematics, and computer science depending on the stu-
under different titles.
dent’s major.
GPGN299 GEOPHYSICAL INVESTIGATION (I, II) Indi-
Students should consult with the Department of Geo-
vidual project; instrument design, data interpretation, prob-
physics to get their sequence of courses approved before
lem analysis, or field survey. Prerequisites: Consent of
embarking on a minor program.
department and “Independent Study” form must be com-
Description of Courses
pleted and submitted to the Registrar. Credit dependent upon
Freshman/Sophomore Year
nature and extent of project. Variable 1 to 6 hours. Repeat-
GPGN198. SPECIAL TOPICS IN GEOPHYSICS (I, II)
able for credit.
New topics in geophysics. Each member of the academic
Junior Year
faculty is invited to submit a prospectus of the course to the
GPGN302. SEISMIC METHODS I: INTRODUCTION TO
department head for evaluation as a special topics course. If
SEISMIC METHODS (II) (WI) This is an introductory
selected, the course can be taught only once under the 198
study of seismic methods for imaging the Earth’s subsurface,
title before becoming part of the regular curriculum under a
with emphasis on reflection seismic exploration. Starting
new course number and title. Prerequisite: Consent of depart-
with the history and development of seismic exploration, the
ment. Credit – variable, 1 to 6 hours. Repeatable for credit
course proceeds through an overview of methods for acquisi-
under different titles.
tion of seismic data in land, marine, and transitional environ-
GPGN199. GEOPHYSICAL INVESTIGATION (I, II) Indi-
ments. Underlying theoretical concepts, including working
vidual project; instrument design, data interpretation, problem
initially with traveltime equations for simple subsurface
analysis, or field survey. Prerequisites: Consent of department
geometries, are used to introduce general issues in seismic
and “Independent Study” form must be completed and sub-
data processing, as well as the nature of seismic data inter-
mitted to the Registrar. Credit dependent upon nature and
pretation. The course introduces basic concepts, mathematics,
extent of project. Variable 1 to 6 hours. Repeatable for
and physics of seismic wave propagation (including deriva-
credit.
tion of the one-dimensional acoustic wave equation and its
solution in multi-layered media), emphasizing similarities
GPGN210. MATERIALS OF THE EARTH (II) (WI) Intro-
with the equations and physics that underlie all geophysical
duction to the physical and chemical properties and processes
methods. Using analysis of seismometry as a first example
in naturally occurring materials. Combination of elements to
of linear time-invariant systems, the course brings Fourier
become gases, liquids and solids (minerals), and aggregation
theory and filter theory to life through demonstrations of
of fluids and minerals to become rocks and soils. Basic mate-
their immense power in large-scale processing of seismic data
rial properties that describe the occurrence of matter such as
to improve signal-to-noise ratio and ultimately the accuracy
crystal structure, density, and porosity. Properties relating to
of seismic images of the Earth’s subsurface. Prerequisites:
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PHGN200, MATH213, MATH225, and GPGN210, MATH348
tary mechanics, stress and strain, Hooke’s law, notions of
or PHGN311, or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture, 3
geostatic pressure and isostacy, fluid flow and Navier-stokes
hours lab; 4 semester hours.
equation. Basic discussion of the wave equation for elastic
GPGN303. GRAVITY AND MAGNETIC METHODS (I)
media, plane wave and their reflection/transmission at inter-
Introduction to land, airborne, oceanographic, and borehole
faces. Prerequisites: MATH213, PHGN200. 3 hours lecture;
gravity and magnetic exploration. Reduction of observed
3 semester hours.
gravity and magnetic values. Theory of potential-field anom-
GPGN321. THEORY OF FIELDS I: STATIC FIELDS (I)
alies introduced by geologic distributions. Methods and limi-
Introduction to the theory of gravitational, magnetic, and
tations of interpretations. Prerequisites: PHGN200, MATH213,
electrical fields encountered in geophysics. Emphasis on the
MATH225, and GPGN210, and concurrent enrollment in
mathematical and physical foundations of the various phe-
MATH348 or PHGN311, or consent of instructor. 3 hours
nomena and the similarities and differences in the various
lecture, 3 hours lab; 4 semester hours.
field properties. Physical laws governing the behavior of the
GPGN308. INTRODUCTION TO ELECTRICAL AND
gravitational, electric, and magnetic fields. Systems of equa-
ELECTROMAGNETIC METHODS (II) This is an intro-
tions of these fields. Boundary value problems. Uniqueness
ductory course on electrical and electromagnetic methods for
theorem. Influence of a medium on field behavior. Prerequi-
subsurface exploration. The course begins with a review of
sites: PHGN200, MATH213, and MATH225, and concurrent
the factors influencing the electrical properties of rocks.
enrollment in MATH348 or PHGN311 or consent of instruc-
Methods to be discussed are electrical methods with various
tor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
electrode arrays for profiling and soundings, and ground and
GPGN322. THEORY OF FIELDS II: TIME-VARYING
airborne electromagnetic methods using both natural (e.g. the
FIELDS (II) Constant electric field. Coulomb’s law. System
magnetotelluric method) and man-made (e.g. the time do-
of equations of the constant electric field. Stationary electric
main method) sources for electromagnetic fields. Other tech-
field and the direct current in a conducting medium. Ohm’s
niques reviewed are self-potential, induced polarization and
law. Principle of charge conservation. Sources of electric
ground penetrating radar. The discussion of each method in-
field in a conducting medium. Electromotive force. Resis-
cludes a treatise of the principles, instrumentation, proce-
tance. System of equations of the stationary electric field.
dures of data acquisition, analysis, and interpretation. These
The magnetic field, caused by constant currents. Biot-Savart
various methods are employed in geotechnical and environ-
law. The electromagnetic induction. Faraday’s law. Prerequi-
mental engineering and resources exploration (base and
site: GPGN321, or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture;
precious metals, industrial minerals, geothermal and hydro-
3 semester hours.
carbons). The laboratory will focus on demonstrating various
GPGN340. COOPERATIVE EDUCATION (I, II, S) Super-
methods in the field, and working through case histories. Pre-
vised, full-time, engineering-related employment for a con-
requisites: PHGN200, MATH213, MATH225, GPGN210,
tinuous six-month period (or its equivalent) in which specific
MATH348 or PHGN311, and GPGN321, or consent of in-
educational objectives are achieved. Prerequisite: Second se-
structor. 3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 4 semester hours.
mester sophomore status and a cumulative grade-point aver-
GPGN315. SUPPORTING GEOPHYSICAL FIELD INVES-
age of 2.00. 0 to 3 semester hours. Cooperative Education
TIGATIONS (I) Prior to conducting a geophysical investiga-
credit does not count toward graduation except under special
tion, geophysicists often need input from related specialists
conditions.
such as geologists, surveyors, and land-men. Students are
GPGN398. SPECIAL TOPICS IN GEOPHYSICS (I, II)
introduced to the issues that each of these specialists must
New topics in geophysics. Each member of the academic
address so that they may understand how each affects the
faculty is invited to submit a prospectus of the course to the
design and outcome of geophysical investigations. Students
department head for evaluation as a special topics course. If
learn to use and understand the range of applicability of a
selected, the course can be taught only once under the 398
variety of surveying methods, learn the tools and techniques
title before becoming a part of the regular curriculum under a
used in geological field mapping and interpretation, and ex-
new course number and title. Prerequisite: Consent of depart-
plore the logistical and permitting issues directly related to
ment. Credit-variable, 1 to 6 hours. Repeatable for credit
geophysical field investigations. Prerequisite: GEOL308 or
under different titles.
GEOL309, or consent of instructor. 6 hours lab, 2 semester
hours.
GPGN399. GEOPHYSICAL INVESTIGATION (I, II)
Individual project; instrument design, data interpretation,
GPGN320. ELEMENTS OF CONTINUUM MECHANICS
problem analysis, or field survey. Prerequisites: Consent of
AND WAVE PROPAGATION (I) Introduction to continuum
department and “Independent Study” form must be com-
mechanics and elastic wave propagation with an emphasis on
pleted and submitted to the Registrar. Credit dependent upon
principles and results important in seismology and earth sci-
nature and extent of project. Variable 1 to 6 hours. Repeat-
ences in general. Topics include a brief overview of elemen-
able for credit.
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Senior Year
serve estimates of hydrocarbon reservoirs and mineral accu-
GPGN404. DIGITAL SIGNAL ANALYSIS (I) The funda-
mulations is demonstrated. Geophysical topics such as verti-
mentals of one-dimensional digital signal processing as
cal seismic profiling, single well and cross-well seismic are
applied to geophysical investigations are studied. Students
emphasized in this course, while formation testing, and cased
explore the mathematical background and practical conse-
hole logging are covered in GPGN419/PEGN419 presented
quences of the sampling theorem, convolution, deconvolu-
in the fall. The laboratory provides on-line course material
tion, the Z and Fourier transforms, windows, and filters.
and hands-on computer log evaluation exercises. Prerequi-
Emphasis is placed on applying the knowledge gained in lec-
sites: MATH225, MATH348 or PHGN311, GPGN302,
ture to exploring practical signal processing issues. This is
GPGN303 and GPGN308. 3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 4 se-
done through homework and in-class practicum assignments
mester hours. Only one of the two courses GPGN432 and
requiring the programming and testing of algorithms dis-
GPGN419/PEGN419 can be taken for credit.
cussed in lecture. Prerequisites: MATH213, MATH225, and
GPGN438. GEOPHYSICS PROJECT DESIGN (I, II) (WI)
MATH348 or PHGN311, or consent of instructor. Knowl-
Complementary design course for geophysics restricted elec-
edge of a computer programming language is assumed.
tive course(s). Application of engineering design principles
2 hours lecture; 2 hours lab, 3 semester hours.
to geophysics through advanced work, individual in charac-
GPGN414. ADVANCED GRAVITY AND MAGNETIC
ter, leading to an engineering report or senior thesis and oral
METHODS (I) 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
GPGN419/PEGN419. WELL LOG ANALYSIS AND FOR-
variable, 1 to 3 hours. Repeatable for credit up to a maximum
MATION EVALUATION (I) The basics of core analysis and
of 3 hours.
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, MATH348 or PHGN311,
Project economics including risk analysis are an integral part
GPGN302, GPGN303, GPGN308. 3 hours lecture, 2 hours
of the course. Prerequisites: GP majors: GPGN302 and
lab; 3 semester hours.
GPGN303. GE Majors: GEOL308 or GEOL309, GEGN316,
GPGN422. ADVANCED ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRO-
GEGN438. PE majors: PEGN316, PEGN414, PEGN422,
MAGNETIC METHODS (I) In-depth study of the applica-
PEGN423, PEGN424 (or concurrent). 2 hours lecture,
tion of electrical and electromagnetic methods to crustal
3 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
studies, minerals exploration, oil and gas exploration, and
GPGN452. ADVANCED SEISMIC METHODS (I) Histori-
groundwater. Laboratory work with scale and mathematical
cal survey. Propagation of body and surface waves in elastic
models coupled with field work over areas of known geology.
media; transmission and reflection at single and multiple
Prerequisite: GPGN308, or consent of instructor. 3 hours lec-
interfaces; energy relationships; attenuation factors; data
ture, 3 hours lab; 4 semester hours.
processing (including velocity interpretation, stacking, and
GPGN432. FORMATION EVALUATION (II) The basics of
migration); and interpretation techniques. Acquisition,
core analysis and the principles of all common borehole in-
processing, and interpretation of laboratory model data;
struments are reviewed. The course teaches interpretation
seismic processing using an interactive workstation. Pre-
methods that combine the measurements of various borehole
requisites: GPGN302 and concurrent enrollment in GPGN404,
instruments to determine rock properties such as porosity,
or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 4 se-
permeability, hydrocarbon saturation, water salinity, ore
mester hours.
grade and ash content. The impact of these parameters on re-
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GPGN470/GEOL470. APPLICATIONS OF SATELLITE
GPGN494. PHYSICS OF THE EARTH (II) (WI) Students
REMOTE SENSING (II) Students are introduced to geo-
will explore the fundamental observations from which physi-
science applications of satellite remote sensing. Introductory
cal and mathematical inferences can be made regarding the
lectures provide background on satellites, sensors, methodol-
Earth’s origin, structure, and evolution. These observations
ogy, and diverse applications. One or more areas of appli-
include traditional geophysical observations (e.g., seismic,
cation are presented from a systems perspective. Guest
gravity, magnetic, and radioactive) in addition to geochemi-
lecturers from academia, industry, and government agencies
cal, nucleonic, and extraterrestrial observations. Emphasis is
present case studies focusing on applications, which vary
placed on not only cataloging the available data sets, but on
from semester to semester. Students do independent term
developing and testing quantitative models to describe these
projects, under the supervision of a faculty member or guest
disparate data sets. Prerequisites: GEGN202, GPGN302,
lecturer, that are presented both written and orally at the end
GPGN303, GPGN308, MATH348 or PHGN311, and
of the term. Prerequisites: PHGN200, MATH225, GEOL308
MATH225, or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semes-
or GEOL309, or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 se-
ter hours.
mester hours.
GPGN498. SPECIAL TOPICS IN GEOPHYSICS (I, II)
GPGN486. GEOPHYSICS FIELD CAMP (S) Introduction
New topics in geophysics. Each member of the academic
to geological and geophysical field methods. The program
faculty is invited to submit a prospectus of the course to the
includes exercises in geological surveying, stratigraphic sec-
department head for evaluation as a special topics course. If
tion measurements, geological mapping, and interpretation of
selected, the course can be taught only once under the 498
geological observations. Students conduct geophysical sur-
title before becoming a part of the regular curriculum under a
veys related to the acquisition of seismic, gravity, magnetic,
new course number and title. Prerequisite: Consent of depart-
and electrical observations. Students participate in designing
ment. Credit-variable, 1 to 6 hours. Repeatable for credit
the appropriate geophysical surveys, acquiring the observa-
under different topics.
tions, reducing the observations, and interpreting these obser-
GPGN499. GEOPHYSICAL INVESTIGATION (I, II) Indi-
vations in the context of the geological model defined from
vidual project; instrument design, data interpretation, prob-
the geological surveys. Prerequisites: GEOL308 or
lem analysis, or field survey. Prerequisite: Consent of
GEOL309, GEOL314, GPGN302, GPGN303, GPGN308,
department, and “Independent Study” form must be com-
GPGN315 or consent of instructor. Repeatable to a maxi-
pleted and submitted to the Registrar. Credit dependent upon
mum of 6 hours.
nature and extent of project. Variable 1 to 6 hours. Repeat-
able for credit.
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Liberal Arts and
LAIS coursework prepares students for the challenges of
their future professional lives and brings intellectual enrich-
International Studies
ments to their personal lives. LAIS courses examine the cul-
tural, philosophical, ethical, social, political, environmental,
CARL MITCHAM, Professor
international, and global contexts, past and present, which im-
BARBARA M. OLDS, Professor and Associate Provost for
pact the practice and application of science and engineering in
Educational Innovation
today's world.
EUL-SOO PANG, Professor
ARTHUR B. SACKS, Professor
Undergraduate Minors. At the undergraduate level, LAIS
HUSSEIN A. AMERY, Associate Professor
offers five minors: Humanities; International Political Econ-
TINA L. GIANQUITTO, Associate Professor
omy; Science, Technology, and Society; Humanitarian Studies
JOHN R. HEILBRUNN, Associate Professor
and Technology; and an Individualized Undergraduate minor.
JAMES V. JESUDASON, Associate Professor
(See below for details.)
JON LEYDENS, Associate Professor & Writing Program Administrator
JUAN C. LUCENA, Associate Professor
Graduate Degree and Programs. At the graduate level,
LAURA J. PANG, Associate Professor
LAIS offers a 36-hour degree, a Master of International Politi-
JASON DELBORNE, Assistant Professor
cal Economy of Resources (MIPER). It also offers a Gradu-
SYLVIA GAYLORD, Assistant Professor
ate Certificate in International Political Economy, a Graduate
JENNIFER SCHNEIDER, Assistant Professor
Certificate in Science & Technology Policy (in collaboration
JAMES D. STRAKER, Assistant Professor
with the Center for Science and Technology Policy Research,
TONI LEFTON, Senior Lecturer
Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Science
SANDY WOODSON, Senior Lecturer and Undergraduate Advisor
[(CIRES)], at the University of Colorado at Boulder), and a
ROBERT KLIMEK, Lecturer
DAVID J. MESKILL, Lecturer
Graduate Individual Minor. (See the Graduate Bulletin for
ROSE PASS, 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
Nature and Human Values; and SYGN 200, Human Systems.
WILTON ECKLEY, Emeritus Professor
PETER HARTLEY, Emeritus Associate Professor
The third H&SS core course, EBGN 201, Principles of Eco-
T. GRAHAM HEREFORD, Emeritus Professor
nomics, is delivered by the Division of Economics & Busi-
JOHN A. HOGAN, Emeritus Professor
ness. Students may choose to satisfy their Economics
KATHLEEN H. OCHS, Emeritus Associate Professor
requirement by taking both EBGN 311, Principles of Micro-
ANTON G. PEGIS, Emeritus Professor
economics, and EBGN 312, Principles of Macroeconomics, in
THOMAS PHILIPOSE, University Emeritus Professor
lieu of EBGN 201. See below under "Curriculum" for details.
JOSEPH D. SNEED, Emeritus Professor
Required Undergraduate Humanities & Social Sciences
RONALD V. WIEDENHOEFT, Emeritus Professor
KAREN B. WILEY, Emeritus Associate Professor
(H&SS) General Education Restricted Electives. Beyond the
ROBERT E.D. WOOLSEY, Emeritus Professor
core, LAIS offers the majority of the courses that meet the 9
credit-hour General Education requirement in the Humanities
Program Description
and Social Sciences (H&SS), in partnership with the Division
The Division of Liberal Arts & International Studies is the
of Economics & Business. The 9 credit-hour H&SS General
academic home of the Humanities, Social Sciences (except
Education requirement replaces the 9 credit-hour H&SS Clus-
Economics), Communication, Foreign Language, and Music
ters requirement, which was in effect between AY 1998-99
disciplines at Colorado School of Mines. Its faculty members
and AY 2006-07. The discontinuance of the more restrictive
strive for excellence in both their teaching and research, and
Clusters requirement in favor of the less restrictive General
they expect high levels of academic performance from their
Education requirement applies retroactively to all Undergrad-
students. Disciplinary expertise within the Humanities and
uate students, irrespective of the catalog under which they en-
Social Sciences among LAIS faculty includes: Composition;
tered CSM.
Creative Writing; Culture Studies; Film and Media Studies;
Hennebach Program in the Humanities. The Hennebach
Ethics; Environmental Studies; Geography; History; Interna-
Program in the Humanities, supported by a major endowment
tional Political Economy; Literature; Philosophy; Political
from Ralph Hennebach (CSM Class of 1941), sponsors a reg-
Science; Science, Technology, & Society Studies; and Sociol-
ular series of Visiting Professors and the general enhancement
ogy. The Music Program includes instruction in band, chorus,
of the Humanities on campus. Recent visiting professors
jazz, music theory, and strings. Adjunct and emeritus faculty
have included scholars in Classics, Creative Writing, Environ-
add additional expertise in such areas as Art, Foreign Lan-
mental Studies, Ethics, History, Literature, Philosophy, and
guages, History, Law, and Operations Research.
Social Theory as well as the interdisciplinary fields of Envi-
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ronmental Policy, and Science-Technology-Society Studies.
(3 credit-hours); and EBGN201, Principles of Economics (3
The Program is dedicated to enriching the lives of both stu-
credit-hours). The remaining 9 credit-hours must be chosen
dents and faculty through teaching and research, with visiting
from a list of Humanities and Social Sciences General Edu-
scholars offering courses, giving lectures, conducting work-
cation restricted electives (see below).
shops, and collaborating on projects. In addition, the Hen-
NOTE: Students may elect to satisfy the Economics core re-
nebach Program is exploring opportunities for meeting the
quirement by taking both EBGN311 and EBGN312 in-
needs of Undergraduate students who would especially bene-
stead of EBGN201. Students (other than single majors in
fit from more focused study in the Humanities that would ap-
Economics) choosing the EBGN 311 and 312 option
propriately complement technical degree curricula.
may apply both of these courses toward fulfilling the
LAIS Writing Center. As a service to the CSM community,
H&SS General Education requirement. Students consid-
the LAIS Division operates the LAIS Writing Center, which
ering a major in Economics are advised to take the
provides students with instruction tailored to their individual
EBGN311/312 sequence instead of taking EBGN201.
writing problems (including non-native speakers of English),
NOTE: Any LAIS course, including Communication and
and faculty with support for courses associated with the Writ-
Music courses, may be taken as a free elective.
ing Across the Curriculum program. Faculty and staff are
also welcome to make use of the Writing Center's expertise
NOTE: See the Foreign Languages (LIFL) section below for
for writing projects and problems.
the CSM foreign language policy relative to restrictions
that apply to previous foreign language course work, or
Communication Center. The Communication Center, like
native or second language knowledge/fluency.
the Writing Center, serves students and faculty by offering in-
dividual instruction in oral presentations.
Required Core Courses
1. All Undergraduate students are required to take the fol-
Program Educational Objectives
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
a. LAIS 100 Nature and Human Values 4 semester hours
the ABET Accreditation Criteria, the course work in the Di-
b. SYGN 200 Human Systems 3 semester hours
vision of Liberal Arts and International Studies is designed to
help CSM develop in students the ability to engage in life-
2. All Undergraduate students, except single majors in Eco-
nomics, are also required to take either EBGN 201 (3 se-
long learning and recognize the value of doing so by acquir-
mester hours), or the combination of EBGN 311 and
ing the broad education necessary to:
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
the H&SS General Education requirement outlined below.
b) understand the role of Humanities and Social Sciences
in identifying, formulating, and solving engineering
3. Students in the McBride Honors Program must take
LAIS100, Nature and Human Values. By taking
problems;
HNRS202, Comparative Political and Economic Systems,
c) prepare people to live and work in a complex world;
McBride Honors students are exempt from taking
d) understand the meaning and implications of “steward-
SYGN200, Human Systems. If a student leaves the
McBride Honors Program without completing HNRS202,
ship of the Earth”; and
he/she must take SYGN200.
e) communicate effectively in writing and orally.
Required Humanities & Social Sciences (H&SS) General
Curriculum
Education Restricted Electives
Key to courses offered by the LAIS Division:
Beyond the core, all Undergraduate students must take an
LAIS
Humanities and Social Sciences
additional three courses (9 semester hours) from the list that
LICM
Communication
appears below. The following restrictions apply to these
LIFL
Foreign Language
three courses:
LIMU
Music
SYGN Systems
1. At least one of the three courses must be taken from the
Division of Liberal Arts & International Studies.
CSM students in all majors must take 19 credit-hours in
2. At least one of the three courses must be a 400-level
Humanities and Social Sciences General Education courses,
course. In any given semester, either LAIS or EB may
ranging from freshman through senior levels of course work.
offer 400-level Special Topics courses that will be num-
These courses are housed in LAIS and in the Division of
bered as either LAIS 498 or EBGN 498. Even though no
Economics and Business (EB).
Special Topics courses appear in the list below, these
Ten of the 19 hours are specified: LAIS100, Nature and
courses may be used to fulfill the H&SS General Educa-
Human Values (4 credit-hours); SYGN200, Human Systems
tion restricted electives requirement as follows:
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a. All courses that are numbered "LAIS 498."
LAIS315
Musical Traditions of the Western World
b. Some "EBGN 498" courses as determined on a case-
LAIS317
Japanese History & Culture
by-case basis for compliance with being "writing-inten-
LAIS320
Ethics
sive." Consult either LAIS or EBGN in any given
LAIS322
Logic
semester for EBGN 498 courses that satisfy the require-
LAIS325
Cultural Anthropology
ment.
LAIS335
International Political Economy of Latin America
LAIS337
International Political Economy of Asia
3. A maximum of two Foreign Language courses (LIFL)
LAIS339
International Political Economy of the Middle East
may be applied towards satisfying the H&SS General Ed-
LAIS341
International Political Economy of Africa
ucation restricted electives requirement. However, no
LAIS343
International Political Economy of Europe
LIFL 400-level course may be used to satisfy the 400-
LAIS345
International Political Economy
level course requirement in Item 2 above.
LAIS365
History of War
4. Communication (LICM) and Music (LIMU) courses may
LAIS370
History of Science
not be used to meet the H&SS General Education re-
LAIS371
History of Technology
stricted electives requirement. They may be used for Free
LAIS375
Engineering Cultures
Elective credit only.
LAIS398
Special Topics
5. Single majors in Economics may not use Economics
LAIS401
Creative Writing: Poetry
courses to meet the H&SS General Education restricted
LAIS402
Writing Proposals for a Better World
electives requirement. In other words, they must meet
LAIS406
The American Dream: Illusion or Reality?
this requirement with courses from the Division of Lib-
LAIS407
Science in Literature
eral Arts & International Studies, as per the above restric-
LAIS408
Life Stories
tions and requirements. Students other than single majors
LAIS409
Shakespearean Drama
in Economics may take up to 6 semester hours (2 courses)
LAIS410
Critical Perspectives in 20th Century Literature
in Economics to satisfy the H&SS General Education re-
LAIS411
Modern African Literature
stricted electives requirement.
LAIS413
Literature of the American West
LAIS414
Heroes and Anti-Heroes
6. During Pre-Registration each semester, only students with
LAIS415
Mass Media Studies
senior standing or instructor's permission are initially al-
LAIS416
Introduction to Film Studies
lowed to register for 400-level LAIS courses. If 400-level
LAIS418
Narrating the Nation
courses do not fill up during Pre-Registration or soon
LAIS421
Environmental Philosophy
thereafter, the Division Director may elect to open course
LAIS430
Corporate Social Responsibility
registration to sophomores and juniors who have met the
LAIS435
Latin American Development
LAIS100 pre-requisite and SYGN200 co-requisite for
LAIS436
Hemispheric Integration in the Americas
400-level courses.
LAIS437
Asian Development
List of LAIS & EB Courses Satisfying the H&SS General
LAIS439
Middle East Development
Education Restricted Electives Requirement
LAIS441
African Development
EBGN310 Environment & Resource Economics
LAIS442
Natural Resources & War in Africa
EBGN311 Microeconomics
LAIS443
The European Union
EBGN312 Macroeconomics
LAIS444
Social Questions in Europe
EBGN330 Energy Economics
LAIS446
Globalization
EBGN342 Economic Development
LAIS447
Global Corporations
EBGN401 History of Economic Thought
LAIS448
Global Environmental Issues
EBGN437 Regional Economics
LAIS449
Cultural Dynamics of Global Development
EBGN441 International Economics
LAIS450
Political Risk Assessment
EBGN443 Public Economics
LAIS452
Corruption and Development
EBGN470 Environmental Economics
LAIS453
Ethnic Conflict in Global Perspective
LAIS455
International Organizations
LAIS220
Introduction to Philosophy
LAIS465
The American Military Experience
LAIS221
Introduction to Religions
LAIS466
War in Global Perspective
LAIS285
Introduction to Law & Legal Systems
LAIS470
Technology and Gender: Issues
LAIS298
Special Topics
LAIS475
Engineering Cultures in the Developing World
LAIS300
Creative Writing: Fiction
LAIS476
Technology and International Development
LAIS301
Creative Writing: Poetry
LAIS485
Constitutional Law and Politics
LAIS305
American Literature: Colonial Period to the Present
LAIS486
Science and Technology Policy
LAIS306
African American Literature: Foundations to the
LAIS487
Environmental Politics and Policy
Present
LAIS488
Water Politics and Policy
LAIS307
Explorations in Comparative Literature
LAIS489
Nuclear Power and Public Policy
LAIS310
Modern European Literature
LAIS498
Special Topics
LAIS314
Journey Motif in Modern Literature
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LIFL113
Spanish I
Students should consult these advisors for the specific re-
LIFL123
Spanish II
quirements of each minor.
LIFL213
Spanish III
LIFL114
Arabic I
Humanities Minor
LIFL124
Arabic II
Program Advisor: Dr. Tina Gianquitto. The focus in the
LIFL214
Arabic III
Humanities is the memorial record of the human imagination
LIFL115
German I
and intellect, discovering, recreating, and critically examin-
LIFL125
German II
ing the essential core of experience that sustains the human
LIFL215
German III
spirit in all adventures of our common life. The making of
LIFL116
Russian I
this record appears in various forms of art, including Litera-
LIFL126
Russian II
ture, Visual Arts, Music (non-performing), Philosophy, and
LIFL216
Russian III
History. The Humanities (HU) Minor offers a variety of
LIFL117
Portuguese I
opportunities to explore the wealth of our heritage. Students
LIFL127
Portuguese II
LIFL217
Portuguese III
work with the HU Advisor to design a coherent set of courses
LIFL118
Japanese I
to constitute a minor program appropriate to their interests.
LIFL128
Japanese II
International Political Economy Minor
LIFL218
Japanese III
Program Advisor: Dr. James Jesudason. This minor is ideal
LIFLx98
Special Topics
for students anticipating careers in the earth resources indus-
tries. The International Political Economy (IPE) Program at
Minor Programs
CSM was the first such program in the U.S. designed with
LAIS offers five minor programs. Students who elect to
the engineering and applied science student in mind, and re-
pursue a minor usually will automatically satisfy their H&SS
mains one of the very few international engineering pro-
General Education requirements; the Music Technology ASI
grams with this focus. International Political Economy is the
will not satisfy these requirements. Students will need to use
study of the interplay among politics, the economy, and cul-
their free elective hours to complete a minor. Students may
ture. In today’s global economy, international engineering
choose to pursue an Area of Special Interest (ASI) in any of
and applied science decisions are fundamentally political de-
the LAIS minor programs. Minors are a minimum of 18
cisions made by sovereign nations. Therefore, International
credit-hours; ASIs are a minimum of 12 credit-hours. No
Political Economy theories and models are often used in
more than half the credits to be applied towards an LAIS
evaluating and implementing engineering and science proj-
minor or ASI may be transfer credits. The LAIS Undergradu-
ects. Project evaluations and feasibilities now involve the ap-
ate Advisor must approve all transfer credits that will be used
plication of such IPE methods as political risk assessment
for an LAIS minor or ASI.
and mitigation.
Prior to the completion of the sophomore year, a student
The IPE Program at CSM includes courses focusing on
wishing to declare an LAIS Minor must fill out an LAIS
Latin America/the Americas, Asia Pacific, Sub-Saharan
Minor form (available in the LAIS Office) and obtain
Africa, and the Middle East/Islamic World; courses with a
approval signatures from the appropriate minor advisor in
global focus; and optional foreign language study.
LAIS and from the LAIS Director. The student must also fill
The IPE minor is also a gateway to the Combined Under-
out a Minor/Area of Special Interest Declaration (available in
graduate/Graduate Program in International Political Econ-
the Registrar’s Office) and obtain approval signatures from
omy. The Combined Program leads to either a master's
the student’s CSM advisor, from the Head or Director of the
degree (Master of International Political Economy of Re-
student’s major department or division, and from the LAIS
sources), or either one or two Graduate Certificates (15 se-
Director.
mester hours each) in International Political Economy. See
The five minors or ASIs available and their advisors are:
the Graduate Bulletin for further details.
Humanities Minor
Prof. Tina Gianquitto
Science, Technology, and Society Minor
International Political Economy Minor
Program Advisor: Dr. Carl Mitcham. The Science, Tech-
Prof. James Jesudason
nology, and Society (STS) Minor focuses on science and
Science, Technology, and Society Minor
technology (or technoscience) in a societal context: how
Prof. Carl Mitcham
technoscience influences society, and how society influences
Humanitarian Studies and Technology
technosciences. Courses provide historical and analytical
Prof. Juan Lucena
approaches to questions inevitably confronting professional
Individualized Undergraduate Minor
scientists, engineers, managers, and policymakers in both
Prof. Sandy Woodson
public and private sectors. Such questions concern, for
Music Technology ASI
Prof. Robert Klimek
example, professional ethical responsibilities, intellectual
property rights, science policy formation, appropriate regula-
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tory regimes, assessments of societal impacts, and the roles
LAIS101. SHORT FORM NATURE AND HUMAN VAL-
of technical innovation in economic development or inter-
UES For students with a minimum of six strong composition
national competitiveness. Students work with the STS Advi-
and related transfer credits, this course will, with LAIS un-
sor to tailor a course sequence appropriate to their interests
dergraduate advisory permission, complete the LAIS100 Na-
and background.
ture and Human and Value requirement. Prerequsite: two
Humanitarian Studies and Technology Minor
transfer college composition courses. 2 hours lecture/discus-
Program Advisor: Dr. Juan Lucena. The Humanitarian
sion; 2 semester hours.
Studies and Technology Minor (HST) concerns itself with
LAIS198. SPECIAL TOPICS Pilot course or special topics
the intersection of society, culture, and technology in
course. Topics chosen from special interests of instructor(s)
humanitarian projects. Technologically-oriented humanitar-
and student(s). Usually the course is offered only once. Vari-
ian projects are intended to provide fundamental needs (like
able credit: 1 to 6 semester hours. Repeatable for credit
food, water, shelter, and clothing) when these are missing or
under different titles.
inadequate, or higher-level needs for underserved communi-
LAIS199. INDEPENDENT STUDY Individual research or
ties. HST courses are offered through LAIS with additional
special problem projects supervised by a faculty member.
technical electives offered by departments across campus.
Primarily for students who have completed their Humanities
Students may also wish to investigate the 28-credit minor in
and Social Science requirements. Instructor consent required.
Humanitarian Engineering.
Prerequisite: “Independent Study” form must be completed
Individualized Undergraduate Minor
and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit: 1 to 6 semes-
Program Advisor: Prof. Sandy Woodson. Students declar-
ter hours. Repeatable for credit.
ing an Undergraduate Individual Minor in LAIS must choose
LAIS220. INTRODUCTION TO PHILOSOPHY A general
18 restricted elective hours in LAIS in accordance with a
introduction to philosophy that explores historical and ana-
coherent rationale reflecting some explicit focus that the stu-
lytic traditions. Historical exploration may compare and con-
dent wishes to pursue. A student desiring this minor must de-
trast ancient and modern, rationalist and empiricist, European
sign it in consultation with a member of the LAIS faculty
and Asian approaches to philosophy. Analytic exploration
who approves the rationale and the choice of courses.
may consider such basic problems as the distinction between
Area of Special Interest in Music Technology
illusion and reality, the one and the many, the structure of
Program Advisor: Prof. Bob Klimek. The Area of Special
knowledge, the existence of God, the nature of mind or self.
Interest in Music Technology is comprised of a sequence of
Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or corequisite:
courses that allows students to combine interests and abilities
SYGN200. 3 hours lecture; 3 credit hours.
in both the science and theory of music production. Comple-
LAIS221. INTRODUCTION TO RELIGIONS This course
tion of this ASI will train students in the technical aspects of
has two focuses. We will look at selected religions emphasiz-
the music recording industry, including sound and video
ing their popular, institutional, and contemplative forms;
recording, sound effects and software design.
these will be four or five of the most common religions: Hin-
Description of Courses
duism, Buddhism, Judaism, Christianity, and/or Islam. The
LAIS100. NATURE AND HUMAN VALUES (NHV) Na-
second point of the course focuses on how the Humanities
ture and Human Values will focus on diverse views and criti-
and Social Sciences work. We will use methods from various
cal questions concerning traditional and contemporary issues
disciplines to study religion-history of religions and religious
linking the quality of human life and Nature, and their inter-
thought, sociology, anthropology and ethnography, art history,
dependence. The course will examine various disciplinary
study of myth, philosophy, analysis of religious texts and arti-
and interdisciplinary approaches regarding two major ques-
facts (both contemporary and historical), analysis of material
tions: 1) How has Nature affected the quality of human life
culture and the role it plays in religion, and other disciplines
and the formulation of human values and ethics? (2) How
and methodologies. We will look at the question of objectiv-
have human actions, values, and ethics affected Nature?
ity; is it possible to be objective? We will approach this
These issues will use cases and examples taken from across
methodological question using the concept “standpoint.” For
time and cultures. Themes will include but are not limited to
selected readings, films, and your own writings, we will ana-
population, natural resources, stewardship of the Earth, and
lyze what the “standpoint” is. Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prereq-
the future of human society. This is a writing-intensive
uisite or corequisite: SYGN200. 3 hours lecture/discussion;
course that will provide instruction and practice in expository
3 semester hours
writing, using the disciplines and perspectives of the Human-
LAIS285. INTRODUCTION TO LAW AND LEGAL SYS-
ities and Social Sciences. 4 hours lecture/seminar; 4 semes-
TEMS Examination of different approaches to, principles of,
ter hours.
and issues in the law in the U.S. and other societies. Prereq-
uisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or corequisite: SYGN200. 3
hours lecture/discussion; 3 semester hours.
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LAIS298. SPECIAL TOPICS Pilot course or special topics
LAIS306. AFRICAN AMERICAN LITERATURE: FOUN-
course. Topics chosen from special interests of instructor(s)
DATIONS TO THE PRESENT This course is an examina-
and student(s). Usually the course is offered only once. Pre-
tion of African-American literature from its origins in black
requisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or corequisite: SYGN200.
folklore to the present. Students will be introduced to the
Variable credit: 1 to 6 semester hours. Repeatable for credit
major texts and cultural productions of the African American
under different topics.
tradition. We will examine a diverse collection of materials
LAIS299. INDEPENDENT STUDY Individual research or
including slave narratives, autobiographies, essays, and nov-
special problem projects supervised by a faculty member.
els, in addition to musical traditions such as spirituals,
Primarily for students who have completed their Humanities
gospel, ragtime, and blues. The materials of this class offer
and Social Science requirements. Instructor consent required.
an opportunity to identify literary characteristics that have
Prerequisite: “Independent Study” form must be completed
evolved out of the culture, language, and historical experi-
and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit: 1 to 6 semes-
ence of black people and to examine constructions of race
ter hours. Repeatable for credit.
and racial difference in America. Authors may include:
Equiano, Douglass, Chesnutt, DuBois, Johnson, Hughes,
LAIS300. CREATIVE WRITING: FICTION Students will
Hurston, Toomer, Larsen, Wright, Ellison, Hayden, and Mor-
write weekly exercises and read their work for the pleasure
rison. Prerequisite: LAIS100, prerequisite or corequisite:
and edification of the class. The midterm in this course will
SYGN200. 3 hours lecture/discussion; 3 semester hours.
be the production of a short story. The final will consist of a
completed, revised short story. The best of these works may
LAIS307. EXPLORATIONS IN COMPARATIVE LITERA-
be printed in a future collection. Prerequisite: LAIS 100. Pre-
TURE This course examines major figures and themes in the
requisite or corequisite: SYGN200. 3 hours lecture/discus-
modern literatures of Africa, the Caribbean, and Latin Amer-
sion; 3 semester hours.
ica. Reading, discussion and writing will focus on fiction and
poetry representing Francophone, Arabic, and Hispanophone
LAIS301. CREATIVE WRITING: POETRY I This course
traditions within these world regions. Engaging these texts
focuses on reading and writing poetry. Students will learn
will foster understanding of some of the pivotal philosophi-
many different poetic forms to compliment prosody, craft,
cal, political, and aesthetic debates that have informed cul-
and technique. Aesthetic preferences will be developed as the
tural practices in diverse colonial territories and nation-states.
class reads, discusses, and models some of the great Ameri-
Thematic and stylistic concerns will include imperialism, na-
can poets. Weekly exercises reflect specific poetic tools, en-
tionalism, existentialism, Orientalism, negritude, and social
courage the writing of literary poetry, and stimulate the
and magical realisms. Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or
development of the student’s craft. The purpose of the course
co-requisite: SYGN200. 3 hours lecture/discussion; 3 semes-
is to experience the literature and its place in a multicultural
ter hours.
society, while students “try on” various styles and contexts in
order to develop their own voice. The course enrollment is
LAIS310. MODERN EUROPEAN LITERATURE This
split between the 300 and 400 levels (see LAIS401), to allow
course will introduce students to some of the major figures
returning students the opportunity for continued develop-
and generative themes of post-Enlightenment European and
ment. An additional book review and presentation, as well as
British literature. Reading, discussion, and writing will focus
leading the small groups will be expected of returning stu-
on fiction, poetry, drama, and critical essays representing
dents. Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or corequisite:
British, French, Germanic, Italian, Czech, and Russian cul-
SYGN200. 3 hours seminar. 3 semester hours.
tural traditions. Engaging these texts will foster understand-
ing of some of the pivotal philosophical, political, and
LAIS305. AMERICAN LITERATURE: COLONIAL PE-
aesthetic movements and debates that have shaped modern
RIOD TO THE PRESENT This course offers an overview of
European society and culture. Thematic concerns will in-
American literature from the colonial period to the present.
clude the French Enlightenment and its legacies, imperialism
The texts of the class provide a context for examining the tra-
within and beyond Europe, comparative totalitarianisms, the
ditions that shape the American nation as a physical, cultural
rise of psychoanalytic theory and existentialism, and mod-
and historical space. As we read, we will focus on the rela-
ernist and postmodern perspectives on the arts. Prerequisite:
tionships between community, landscape, history, and lan-
LAIS100, prerequisite or co-requisite: SYGN200. 3 hours
guage in the American imagination. We will concentrate
lecture/discussion; 3 semester hours.
specifically on conceptions of the nation and national identify
in relation to race, gender, and class difference. Authors may
LAIS314. THE JOURNEY MOTIF IN MODERN LITERA-
include: Rowlandson, Brown, Apess, Hawthorne, Douglass,
TURE This course will explore the notion that life is a jour-
Melville, Whitman, James, Stein, Eliot, Hemingway, Silko,
ney, be it a spiritual one to discover one’s self or
and Auster. Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or corequi-
geographical one to discover other lands and other people.
site: SYGN200. 3 hours lecture/discussion; 3 semester hours.
The exploration will rely on the major literary genres—
drama, fiction, and poetry—and include authors such as
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Twain, Hurston, Kerouac, Whitman, and Cormac McCarthy.
through an examination of critical contemporary and histori-
A discussion course. Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or
cal issues that shape polity, economy, and society. Special
corequisite: SYGN200. 3 hours lecture/discussion; 3 semes-
emphasis will be given to the dynamics of interstate relation-
ter hours.
ships between the developed North and the developing
LAIS315. MUSICAL TRADITIONS OF THE WESTERN
South. Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or corequisite:
WORLD An introduction to music of the Western world
SYGN200. 3 hours lecture/discussion; 3 semester hours.
from its beginnings to the present. Prerequisite: LAIS100.
LAIS339. INTERNATIONAL POLITICAL ECONOMY OF
Prerequisite or corequisite: SYGN200. 3 hours lecture/dis-
THE MIDDLE EAST A broad survey of the interrelation-
cussion; 3 semester hours.
ships between the state and market in the Middle East as seen
LAIS317. JAPANESE HISTORY AND CULTURE Japan-
through an examination of critical contemporary and histori-
ese History and Culture covers Japan’s historical and cultural
cal issues that shape polity, economy, and society. Special
foundations from earliest times through the modern period. It
emphasis will be given to the dynamics between the devel-
is designed to allow students who have had three semesters
oped North and the developing South. Prerequisite:
of Japanese language instruction (or the equivalent) to apply
LAIS100. Prerequisite or corequisite: SYGN200. 3 hours
their knowledge of Japanese in a social science-based course.
lecture/discussion; 3 semester hours.
Major themes will include: cultural roots; forms of social
LAIS341. INTERNATIONAL POLITICAL ECONOMY OF
organization; the development of writing systems; the devel-
AFRICA A broad survey of the interrelationships between
opment of religious institutions; the evolution of legal institu-
the state and market in Africa as seen through an examination
tions; literary roots; and clan structure. Prerequisites:
of critical contemporary and historical issues that shape
LAIS100. Prerequisite or corequisite: SYGN200. 3 hours
polity, economy, and society. Special emphasis will be given
seminar; 3 semester hours.
to the dynamics between the developed North and the devel-
LAIS320. ETHICS A general introduction to ethics that ex-
oping South. Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or corequi-
plores its analytic and historical traditions. Reference will
site: SYGN200. 3 hours lecture/discussion; 3 semester hours.
commonly be made to one or more significant texts by such
LAIS343. INTERNATIONAL POLITICAL ECONOMY OF
moral philosophers as Plato, Aristotle, Augustine, Thomas
EUROPE A broad survey of the relationship between the
Aquinas, Kant, John Stuart Mill, and others. Prerequisite:
state and market in Europe as seen through an examination of
LAIS100. Prerequisite or corequisite: SYGN200. 3 hours
the European past and present. Topics will include the emer-
lecture/discussion; 3 semester hours.
gence of the modern state, mercantilism, the growth of free
LAIS322. LOGIC A general introduction to logic that ex-
markets, industrialization, state-led industrializations, social-
plores its analytic and historical traditions. Coverage will
ism, fascism, and welfare states. Prerequisite: LAIS100. Pre-
commonly consider informal and formal fallacies, syllogistic
requisite or co-requisite: SYGN200. 3 hours
logic, sentential logic, and elementary quantification theory.
lecture/discussion; 3 semester hours.
Reference will commonly be made to the work of such logi-
LAIS345. INTERNATIONAL POLITICAL ECONOMY In-
cal theorists as Aristotle, Frege, Russell and Whitehead,
ternational Political Economy is a study of contentious and
Quine, and others. Prerequisite: LAIS100. Corequisite:
harmonious relationships between the state and the market on
SYGN200. 3 hours lecture; 3 credit hours.
the nation-state level, between individual states and their
LAIS325. CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY A study of the
markets on the regional level, and between region-states and
social behavior and cultural development of humans. Prereq-
region-markets on the global level. Prerequisite: LAIS100.
uisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or corequisite: SYGN200. 3
Prerequisite or corequisite: SYGN200. 3 hours lecture/
hours lecture/discussion; 3 semester hours.
discussion; 3 semester hours.
LAIS335. INTERNATIONAL POLITICAL ECONOMY OF
LAIS365. HISTORY OF WAR. History of War looks at war
LATIN AMERICA A broad survey of the interrelationship
primarily as a significant human activity in the history of the
between the state and economy in Latin America as seen
Western World since the times of Greece and Rome to the
through an examination of critical contemporary and histori-
present. The causes, strategies, results, and costs of various
cal issues that shape polity, economy, and society. Special
wars will be covered, with considerable focus on important
emphasis will be given to the dynamics of interstate relation-
military and political leaders as well as on noted historians
ships between the developed North and the developing
and theoreticians. The course is primarily a lecture course
South. Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or corequisite:
with possible group and individual presentations as class size
SYGN200. 3 hours lecture/discussion; 3 semester hours.
permits. Tests will be both objective and essay types. Prereq-
uisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or corequisite: SYGN200. 3
LAIS337. INTERNATIONAL POLITICAL ECONOMY OF
hours lecture/discussion; 3 semester hours.
ASIA A broad survey of the interrelationship between the
state and economy in East and Southeast Asia as seen
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LAIS370. HISTORY OF SCIENCE. An introduction to the
LAIS402. WRITING PROPOSALS FOR A BETTER
social history of science, exploring significant people, theo-
WORLD This course develops the student’s writing and
ries, and social practices in science, with special attention to
higher-order thinking skills and helps meet the needs of un-
the histories of physics, chemistry, earth sciences, ecology,
derserved populations, particularly via funding proposals
and biology. Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or co-requi-
written for nonprofit organizations. Prerequisite: LAIS100.
site SYGN200. 3 hours lecture/discussion; 3 semester hours.
Prerequisite or corequisite: SYGN200. 3 hours seminar;
LAIS371. HISTORY OF TECHNOLOGY A survey of the
3 semester hours.
history of technology in the modern period (from roughly
LAIS407 SCIENCE IN LITERATURE Science fiction often
1700 to the present), exploring the role technology has
serves as a cautionary tale that deals with the darker side of
played in the political and social history of countries around
humanity's desires in order to find a better understanding of
the world. Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or co-requisite
who we are and what we hope to become. This class exam-
SYGN200. 3 hours lecture/discussion; 3 semester hours.
ines scientific and social progress as it is imagined by some
LAIS375. ENGINEERING CULTURES This course seeks
of the greatest authors of the genre. We will examine the cur-
to improve students’ abilities to understand and assess engi-
rent events that may have influenced the writing and position
neering problem solving from different cultural, political,
our lens to the scientific and technological breakthroughs, as
and historical perspectives. An exploration, by comparison
well as the social, cultural, and political state of the world at
and contrast, of engineering cultures in such settings as 20th
the time of our readings. This course focuses on classic sci-
century United States, Japan, former Soviet Union and pres-
ence fiction from the late 1800's to the present which may in-
ent-day Russia, Europe, Southeast Asia, and Latin America.
clude: Jules Verne, H.G. Wells, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Jack
Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or corequisite:
Williamson, Isaac Asimov, Robert Heinlein, Alfred Bester,
SYGN200. 3 hours lecture/discussion; 3 semester hours.
Philip Jose Farmer, Marion Zimmer Bradley, Ray Bradbury,
Philip K. Dick, William Gibson, Arthur C. Clarke, Ursula K.
LAIS398. SPECIAL TOPICS Pilot course or special topics
LeGuin and Mary Doria Russell, among others. Prerequisite:
course. Topics chosen from special interests of instructor(s)
LAIS100, Co-requisite: SYGN200. 3 hours seminar. 3 se-
and student(s). Usually the course is offered only once.Vari-
mester hours.
able credit: 1 to 6 semester hours. Repeatable for credit
under different topics.
LAIS408. LIFE STORIES Using texts by published authors
and members of the class, we will explore the pleasures and
LAIS399. INDEPENDENT STUDY Individual research or
challenges of creating and interpreting narratives based on
special problem projects supervised by a faculty member.
"real life." The class will consider critical theories about the
Primarily for students who have completed their Humanities
relationship between the self and the stories we tell. Prerequi-
and Social Science requirements. Instructor consent required.
site: LAIS100. Pre-requisite or co-requisite: SYGN200. 3
Prerequisite: “Independent Study” form must be completed
hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit: 1 to 6 semes-
ter hours. Repeatable for credit.
LAIS409. SHAKESPEAREAN DRAMA Shakespeare, the
most well known writer in English and perhaps the world,
LAIS401. CREATIVE WRITING: POETRY II This course
deals with universal themes and the ultimate nature of what it
is a continuation of LAIS301 for those interested in develop-
is to be a human being. His plays are staged, filmed, and read
ing their poetry writing further. It focuses on reading and
around the globe, even after 400 years. This seminar will ex-
writing poetry. Students will learn many different poetic
plore why Shakespeare’s plays and characters have such last-
forms to compliment prosody, craft, and technique. Aesthetic
ing power and meaning to humanity. The seminar will
preferences will be developed as the class reads, discusses,
combine class discussion, lecture, and video. Grades will be
and models some of the great American poets. Weekly exer-
based on participation, response essays, and a final essay.
cises reflect specific poetic tools, encourage the writing of
Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or corequisite:
literary poetry, and simulate the development of the student’s
SYGN200. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
craft. The purpose of the course is to experience the literature
and its place in a multicultural society, while students “try
LAIS410. CRITICAL PERSPECTIVES ON 20TH CEN-
on” various styles and contexts in order to develop their own
TURY LITERATURE This course introduces students to
voice. The course enrollment is split between the 300 and
texts and cultural productions of the 20th Century literature.
400 levels to allow returning students the opportunity for
We will examine a diverse collection of materials, including
continued development. An additional book review and pres-
novels and short stories, poems, plays, films, painting, and
entation, as well as leading the small groups will be expected
sculpture. Science, technology, violence, history, identity,
of returning students. Prerequisite: LAIS100 and LAIS301.
language all come under the careful scrutiny of the authors
Prerequisite or corequisite: SYGN200. 3 hours seminar; 3 se-
we will discuss in this course, which may include Conrad,
mester hours.
Fanon, Achebe, Eliot, Kafka, Barnes, Camus, Borges, and
Marquez, among others. We will also screen films that com-
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ment upon the fragility of individual identity in the face of
LAIS416. INTRODUCTION TO FILM STUDIES This
modern technology. Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or
course introduces students to the basics of film history, form,
co-requisite: SYGN200. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
and criticism. Students will be exposed to a variety of film
LAIS411. MODERN AFRICAN LITERATURE This course
forms, including documentary, narrative, and formalist films,
examines African writers' depictions of varied material and
and will be encouraged to discuss and write about these
symbolic transformations wrought by twentieth-century colo-
forms using critical film language. Students will have an op-
nialism and decolonization, and their differential impacts
portunity to work on their own film projects and to conduct
upon individual lives and collective histories around the con-
research into the relationship between films and their histori-
tinent. Fiction and poetry representing Anglophone, Fran-
cal, cultural, and ideological origins. Prerequisite: LAIS100.
cophone, Arabic, and indigenous language traditions will
Prerequisite or co-requisite: SYGN200. 3 hours seminar, 3
constitute the bulk of the reading. Alongside their intrinsic
semester hours.
artistic values, these texts illuminate religious, ritual, and
LAIS418. NARRATING THE NATION The novel, national-
popular cultural practices massively important to social
ism, and the modern nation-state share the same eighteenth-
groups in countries ranging from Nigeria, Guinea, Sierra
and nineteenth-century roots. Relationships between the
Leone, Liberia, and Ivory Coast to Sudan, Uganda, Rwanda,
works of novelists, local nationalisms, and state politics have
and Zimbabwe. Primary soci-historical themes will include
however always been volatile. These tensions have assumed
generational consciousness, ethnicity, gender relations, the
particularly dramatic expressive and political forms in Latin
dramatic grown of cities, and forms of collective violence
America and postcolonial South Asia and Africa. This course
stirred by actions and inactions of colonial and postcolonial
examines the inspirations, stakes, and ramifications of cele-
governments. Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or co-req-
brated novelists' explorations of the conflicted and fragmen-
uisite: SYGN200. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
tary character their own and/or neighboring nation-states.
LAIS413. LITERATURE OF THE AMERICAN WEST This
Beyond their intrinsic literary values, these texts illuminate
course explores classic myths, stories and narratives in West-
distinctive religious, ritual, and popular cultural practices that
ern American literature and film, and how the values re-
have shaped collective imaginings of the nation, as well as
flected in these myths, stories and narratives shape our
oscillations in nationalist sentiment across specific regions
national character. Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or co-
and historical junctures. Studies in relevant visual media -
requisite: SYGN200. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
films, paintings, and telenovelas - will further our compara-
tive inquiry into the relationships between artistic narrative
LAIS414. HEROES AND ANTIHEROES: A TRAGIC
and critical perspectives on "the nation." Alongside the focal
VIEW This course features heroes and antiheroes (average
literary and visual texts, the course will address major histo-
folks, like most of us), but because it is difficult to be heroic
rians' and social theorists' accounts of the origins, spread, and
unless there are one or more villains lurking in the shadows,
varied careers of nationalist thought and practice across our
there will have to be an Iago or Caesar or a politician or a
modern world. Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or coreq-
member of the bureaucracy to overcome. Webster’s defines
uisite: SYGN200. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
heroic as ‘exhibiting or marked by courage and daring.’
Courage and daring are not confined to the battlefield, of
LAIS421 ENVIRONMENTAL PHILOSOPHY A critical ex-
course. One can find them in surprising places—in the com-
amination of environmental ethics and the philosophical the-
munity (Ibsen’s Enemy of the People), in the psychiatric
ories on which they depend. Topics may include
ward (Kesey’s One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest), in the mili-
preservation/conservation, animal welfare, deep ecology, the
tary (Heller’s Catch-22), on the river (Twain’s The Adventures
land ethic, eco-feminism, environmental justice, sustainabil-
of Huckleberry Finn or in a “bachelor pad” (Simon’s Last of
ity, or non-western approaches. This class may also include
the Red Hot Lovers). Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or
analyses of select, contemporary environmental issues. Pre-
corequisite: SYGN200. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
requisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or co-requisite: SYGN200.
3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
LAIS415. MASS MEDIA STUDIES This introduction to
mass media studies is designed to help students become more
LAIS430. CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY Busi-
active interpreters of mass media messages, primarily those
nesses are largely responsible for creating the wealth upon
that emanate from television, radio, the Internet, sound
which the well-being of society depends. As they create that
recordings (music), and motions pictures (film, documentary,
wealth, their actions impact society, which is composed of a
etc.). Taking a broad rhetorical and sociological perspective,
wide variety of stakeholders. In turn, society shapes the rules
the course examines a range of mass media topics and issues.
and expectations by which businesses must navigate their in-
Students should complete this course with enhanced rhetori-
ternal and external environments. This interaction between
cal and sociological understandings of how media shapes in-
corporations and society (in its broadest sense) is the concern
dividuals, societies, and cultures as well as how those groups
of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). This course ex-
shape the media. Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or co-
plores the dimensions of that interaction from a multi-stake-
requisite: SYGN200. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
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holder perspective using case studies, guest speakers and
LAIS441. AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT This course pro-
field work. Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or co-requi-
vides a broad overview of the political economy of Africa. Its
site: SYGN200. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
goal is to give students an understanding of the possibilities
LAIS435. LATIN AMERICAN DEVELOPMENT A senior
of African development and the impediments that currently
seminar designed to explore the political economy of current
block its economic growth. Despite substantial natural re-
and recent past development strategies, models, efforts, and
sources, mineral reserves, and human capital, most African
issues in Latin America, one of the most dynamic regions of
countries remain mired in poverty. The struggles that have
the world today. Development is understood to be a nonlin-
arisen on the continent have fostered thinking about the curse
ear, complex set of processes involving political, economic,
of natural resources where countries with oil or diamonds are
social, cultural, and environmental factors whose ultimate
beset with political instability and warfare. Readings give
goal is to improve the quality of life for individuals. The role
first an introduction to the continent followed by a focus on
of both the state and the market in development processes
the specific issues that confront African development today.
will be examined. Topics to be covered will vary as changing
Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or co-requisite:
realities dictate but will be drawn from such subjects as in-
SYGN200. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester.
equality of income distribution; the role of education and
LAIS442. NATURAL RESOURCES AND WAR IN
health care; region-markets; the impact of globalization; in-
AFRICA Africa possesses abundant natural resources yet
stitution-building; corporate-community-state interfaces; ne-
suffers civil wars and international conflicts based on access
oliberalism; privatization; democracy; and public policy
to resource revenues. The course examines the distinctive
formulation as it relates to development goals. Prerequisite:
history of Africa, the impact of the resource curse, misman-
LAIS100. Prerequisite or corequisite: SYGN200. 3 hours
agement of government and corruption, and specific cases of
seminar; 3 semester hours.
unrest and war in Africa. Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite
LAIS436. HEMISPHERIC INTEGRATION IN THE AMERI-
or corequisite: SYGN200. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
CAS This international political economy seminar is de-
LAIS443. THE EUROPEAN UNION This course investi-
signed to accompany the endeavor now under way in the
gates the history, evolution and current condition of the Euro-
Americas to create a free trade area for the entire Western
pean Union. The creation of the EU overcame centuries of
Hemisphere. Integrating this hemisphere, however, is not just
European warfare and helped to establish an abiding peace,
restricted to the mechanics of facilitating trade but also en-
making it one of history's great success stories. Yet questions
gages a host of other economic, political, social, cultural, and
and conflicts have troubled the EU since its inception: was
environmental issues, which will also be treated in this
the Union to be a common economic market or a super-state?
course. Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or corequisite:
Which countries rightfully belonged to Europe? How would
SYGN200. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
the EU relate to the outside world, above all the United
LAIS437. ASIAN DEVELOPMENT This international po-
States? Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or co-requisite:
litical economy seminar deals with the historical develop-
SYGN200. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
ment of Asia Pacific from agrarian to post-industrial eras; its
LAIS444. THE SOCIAL QUESTION IN EUROPE Between
economic, political, and cultural transformation since World
1850 and 1960 the "proletariat" - the industrial working class
War II, contemporary security issues that both divide and
- threatened the stability of bourgeois Europe. What were
unite the region; and globalization processes that encourage
their grievances, and how were they resolved? Similarly,
Asia Pacific to forge a single trading bloc. Prerequisite:
today large, unassimilated immigrant populations pose grow-
LAIS100. Prerequisite or corequisite: SYGN200. 3 hours
ing challenges to European societies. What are the main ten-
seminar; 3 semester hours.
sions, and how might they be addressed? Prerequisite:
LAIS439. MIDDLE EAST DEVELOPMENT This interna-
LAIS100. Prerequisite or corequisite: SYGN200. 3 hours
tional political economy seminar analyzes economic, politi-
seminar; 3 semester hours.
cal and social dynamics that affect the progress and direction
LAIS446. GLOBALIZATION This international political
of states, markets, and peoples of the region. It examines the
economy seminar is an historical and contemporary analysis
development of the Middle East from agrarian to post-indus-
of globalization processes examined through selected issues
trial societies; economic, political and cultural transforma-
of world affairs of political, economic, military, and diplo-
tions since World War II; contemporary security issues that
matic significance. Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or
both divide and unite the region; and the effects of globaliza-
corequisite: SYGN200. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
tion processes on economies and societies in the Middle East.
LAIS447. GLOBAL CORPORATIONS This international
Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or co-requisite:
political economy seminar seeks to (1) understand the history
SYGN200. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
of the making of global corporations and their relationship to
the state, region-markets, and region-states; and (2) analyze
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the on-going changes in global, regional, and national politi-
gave primacy to their economic concerns. Yet, with the wan-
cal economies due to the presence of global corporations.
ing of global ideological conflict of the left-right nature, con-
Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or corequisite:
flict based on cultural and "civilization" differences have
SYGN200. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
come to the fore in both developing and developed countries.
LAIS448. GLOBAL ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES Critical
This course will examine ethnic conflict, broadly conceived,
examination of interactions between development and the en-
in a variety of contexts. Case studies will include the civil
vironment and the human dimensions of global change; so-
war in Yugoslavia, the LA riots, the antagonism between the
cial, political, economic, and cultural responses to the
Chinese and "indigenous' groups in Southeast, the so-called
management and preservation of natural resources and
war between the West and Islam, and ethnic relations in the
ecosystems on a global scale. Exploration of the meaning and
U.S. We will consider ethnic contention in both institutional-
implications of “Stewardship of the Earth” and “Sustainable
ized, political processes, such as the politics of affirmative
Development.” Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or coreq-
action, as well as in non-institutionalized, extra-legal set-
uisite: SYGN200. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
tings, such as ethnic riots, pogroms, and genocide. We will
end by asking what can be done to mitigate ethnic conflict
LAIS449. CULTURAL DYNAMICS OF GLOBAL DEVEL-
and what might be the future of ethnic group identification.
OPMENT Role of cultures and nuances in world develop-
Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or co-requisite:
ment; cultural relationship between the developed North and
SYGN200. 3 hours seminar. 3 semester hours.
the developing South, specifically between the U.S. and the
Third World. Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or corequi-
LAIS455 INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS The pur-
site: SYGN200. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
pose of this course is to familiarize you with the study of in-
ternational organizations - we will examine why they are
LAIS450. POLITICAL RISK ASSESSMENT This course
created, how they are organized and what they try to accom-
will review the existing methodologies and techniques of risk
plish. By the end of the semester, students will be familiar
assessment in both country-specific and global environments.
with the role of international organization in the world sys-
It will also seek to design better ways of assessing and evalu-
tem as well as the analytical tools used to analyze them. Pre-
ating risk factors for business and public diplomacy in the in-
requisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or co-requisite: SYGN200.
creasingly globalized context of economy and politics
3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
wherein the role of the state is being challenged and rede-
fined. Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or corequisite:
LAIS459. INTERNATIONAL FIELD PRACTICUM For
SYGN200. Prerequisite: At least one IPE 300- or 400-level
students who go abroad for an on-site practicum involving
course and permission of instructor. 3 hours seminar; 3 se-
their technical field as practiced in another country and cul-
mester hours.
ture; required course for students pursuing a certificate in In-
ternational Political Economy; all arrangements for this
LAIS451. POLITICAL RISK ASSESSMENT RESEARCH
course are to be supervised and approved by the advisor of
SEMINAR This international political economy seminar
the International Political Economy minor program. Prereq-
must be taken concurrently with LAIS450/550, Political Risk
uisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or corequisite: SYGN200.
Assessment. Its purpose is to acquaint the student with em-
3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
pirical research methods and sources appropriate to conduct-
ing a political risk assessment study, and to hone the students'
LAIS465. THE AMERICAN MILITARY EXPERIENCE A
analytical abilities. Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or
survey of military history, with primary focus on the Ameri-
corequisite: SYGN200. Concurrent enrollment in
can military experience from 1775 to present. Emphasis is
LAIS450/550. 1 hour seminar; 1 semester hour.
placed not only on military strategy and technology, but also
on relevant political, social, and economic questions. Prereq-
LAIS452. CORRUPTION AND DEVELOPMENT This
uisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or corequisite: SYGN200. 3
course addresses the problem of corruption and its impact on
hours seminar; 3 semester hours. Open to ROTC students or
development. Readings are multidisciplinary and include
by permission of the LAIS Division.
policy studies, economics, and political science. Students
will acquire an understanding of what constitutes corruption,
LAIS466. WAR IN GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE This course
how it negatively affects development, and what they, as en-
examines selected military conflicts from the Greeks and the
gineers in a variety of professional circumstances, might do
Romans to recent wars in Kosovo, Afghanistan, and Iraq,
in circumstances in which bribe paying or bribe taking might
with considerable attention given to the two world wars. The
occur. Prereqisite: LAIS100. Prerequeiste or corequisite:
course is not battles-oriented; rather, using an historical lens,
SYGN200. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
it focuses on the causes that lie behind the battles themselves.
Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or co-requisite:
LAIS453. ETHNIC CONFLICT IN GLOBAL PERSPEC-
SYGN200. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
TIVE Many scholars used to believe that with moderniza-
tion, racial, religious, and cultural antagonisms would
LAIS470. TECHNOLOGY AND GENDER: ISSUES This
weaken as individuals developed more rational outlooks and
course focuses on how women and men relate to technology.
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Several traditional disciplines will be used: philosophy, his-
and independent research on specific environmental issues.
tory, sociology, literature, and a brief look at theory. The
Primary but not exclusive focus on the U.S. Prerequisite:
class will begin discussing some basic concepts such as gen-
LAIS100. Prerequisite or corequisite: SYGN200. 3 hours
der and sex and the essential and/or social construction of
seminar; 3 semester hours.
gender, for example. We will then focus on topical and histor-
LAIS488. WATER POLITICS AND POLICY Seminar on
ical issues. We will look at modern engineering using socio-
water policies and the political and governmental processes
logical studies that focus on women in engineering. We will
that produce them, as an exemplar of natural resource politics
look at some specific topics including military technologies,
and policy in general. Group discussion and independent re-
ecology, and reproductive technologies. Prerequisite:
search on specific politics and policy issues. Primary but not
LAIS100. Prerequisite or corequisite: SYGN200. 3 hours
exclusive focus on the U.S. Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequi-
seminar; 3 semester hours.
site or corequisite: SYGN200. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester
LAIS475 ENGINEERING CULTURES IN THE DEVEL-
hours.
OPING WORLD An investigation and assessment of engi-
LAIS489. NUCLEAR POWER AND PUBLIC POLICY A
neering problem solving in the developing world using
general introduction to research and practice concerning poli-
historical and cultural cases. Countries to be included range
cies and practices relevant to the development and manage-
across Africa, Asia, and Latin America. Prerequisite:
ment of nuclear power. Prerequisite: LAIS 100. Prerequisite
LAIS100. Prerequisite or corequisite: SYGN200. 3 hours
or co-requisite: SYGN 200. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester
seminar; 3 semester hours.
hours.
LAIS476. TECHNOLOGY AND INTERNATIONAL DE-
LAIS498. SPECIAL TOPICS Pilot course or special topics
VELOPMENT An historical examination of the role of tech-
course. Topics chosen from special interests of instructor(s)
nology in humanitarian and social improvement projects.
and student(s). Usually the course is offered only once. Vari-
Prerequisite: LAIS100. Corequisite: SYGN200. 3 hours lec-
able credit: 1 to 6 semester hours. Repeatable for credit
ture/discussion; 3 semester hours.
under different titles.
LAIS485. CONSTITUTIONAL LAW AND POLITICS This
LAIS499. INDEPENDENT STUDY Individual research or
course presents a comprehensive survey of the U.S. Constitu-
special problem projects supervised by a faculty member.
tion with special attention devoted to the first ten Amend-
Primarily for students who have completed their Humanities
ments, also known as the Bill of Rights. Since the
and Social Science requirements. Instructor consent required.
Constitution is primarily a legal document, the class will
Prerequisite: “Independent Study” form must be completed
adopt a legal approach to constitutional interpretation. How-
and submitted to the Registrar. Prerequisite: LAIS100. Pre-
ever, as the historical and political context of constitutional
requisite or corequisite: SYGN200. Variable credit: 1 to 6 se-
interpretation is inseparable from the legal analysis, these
mester hours. Repeatable for credit.
areas will also be covered. Significant current developments
in constitutional jurisprudence will also be examined. The
Foreign Languages (LIFL)
first part of the course deals with Articles I through III of the
Numerous foreign languages are taught through the LAIS
Constitution, which specify the division of national govern-
Division. Students interested in a particular language should
mental power among the executive, legislative, and judicial
check with the LAIS Division Office to determine when
branches of government. Additionally, the federal nature of
these languages might be scheduled. In order to gain basic
the American governmental system, in which governmental
proficiency from their foreign language study, students are
authority is apportioned between the national government
encouraged to enroll for at least two semesters in whatever
and the state governments, will be studied. The second part
language(s) they elect to take. If there is sufficient demand,
of the course examines the individual rights specifically pro-
the Division can provide third- and fourth-semester courses
tected by the amendments to the Constitution, principally the
in a given foreign language. No student is permitted to take
First, Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, Eighth, and Fourteenth Amend-
a foreign language that is either his/her native language
ments. Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or corequisite:
or second language. Proficiency tests may be used to deter-
SYGN200. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
mine at what level a student should be enrolled, but a stu-
dent cannot receive course credit by taking these tests.
LAIS486. SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY POLICY An
examination of current issues relating to science and technol-
Foreign Language Policy
ogy policy in the United States and, as appropriate, in other
Students will not receive credit toward their LAIS or Free
countries. Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or corequisite:
Elective graduation requirements for taking a foreign lan-
SYGN200. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
guage in which they have had previous courses as per the fol-
lowing formula: 1 year high school = 1 semester college.
LAIS487. ENVIRONMENTAL POLITICS AND POLICY
Seminar on environmental policies and the political and gov-
Therefore, if a student has taken one year in high school or
ernmental processes that produce them. Group discussion
one semester in college, he/she will not receive graduation
credit for the first semester in a CSM foreign language
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course. Likewise, if a student has taken two years in high
LIFL117. PORTUGUESE I Fundamentals of spoken and
school lor two semesters in college, he/she will not receive
written Portuguese with an emphasis on vocabulary, id-
graduation credit for the second semester, and if a student has
iomatic expressions of daily conversation, and Brazilian cul-
taken three years in high school or three semesters in college,
ture. 3 semester hours.
he/she will not receive graduation credit for the third semes-
LIFL127. PORTUGUESE II Continuation of Portuguese I
ter.
with an emphasis on acquiring conversational skills as well
LIFL113. SPANISH I Fundamentals of spoken and written
as further study of grammar, vocabulary, and Brazilian cul-
Spanish with an emphasis on vocabulary, idiomatic expres-
ture. 3 semester hours.
sions of daily conversation, and Spanish American culture. 3
LIFL217. PORTUGUESE III Emphasis on furthering con-
semester hours.
versational skills and a continuing study of grammar, vocab-
LIFL123. SPANISH II Continuation of Spanish I with an
ulary, and Brazilian culture. 3 semester hours.
emphasis on acquiring conversational skills as well as further
LIFL118. JAPANESE I Fundamentals of spoken and written
study of grammar, vocabulary, and Spanish American cul-
Japanese with an emphasis on vocabulary, idiomatic expres-
ture. 3 semester hours.
sions of daily conversation, and Japanese culture. 3 semester
LIFL213. SPANISH III Emphasis on furthering conversa-
hours.
tional skills and a continuing study of grammar, vocabulary,
LIFL128. JAPANESE II Continuation of Japanese I with an
and Spanish American culture. 3 semester hours.
emphasis on acquiring conversational skills as well as further
LIFL114. ARABIC I Fundamentals of spoken and written
study of grammar, vocabulary, and Japanese culture. 3 se-
Arabic with an emphasis on vocabulary, idiomatic expres-
mester hours.
sions of daily conversation, and culture of Arabic-speaking
LIFL218. JAPANESE III Emphasis on furthering conversa-
societies. 3 semester hours.
tional skills and a continuing study of grammar, vocabulary,
LIFL124. ARABIC II Continuation of Arabic I with an em-
and Japanese culture. 3 semester hours.
phasis on acquiring conversational skills as well as further
LIFL 198, 298, 398, and 498. SPECIAL TOPICS Pilot
study of grammar, vocabulary, and culture of Arabic speak-
course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special
ing societies. 3 semester hours.
interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is
LIFL214. ARABIC III Emphasis on furthering conversa-
offered only once. Variable credit: 1 to 6 semester hours. Re-
tional skills and a continuing study of grammar, vocabulary,
peatable for credit under different topics.
and culture of Arabic-speaking societies. 3 semester hours.
LIFL 199, 299, 399, and 499. INDEPENDENT STUDY In-
LIFL115. GERMAN I Fundamentals of spoken and written
dividual research or special problem projects supervised by a
German with an emphasis on vocabulary, idiomatic expres-
faculty member. Instructor consent required. Prerequisite:
sions of daily conversation, and German culture. 3 semester
"Independent Study" form must be completed and submitted
hours.
to the Registrar. Variable credit: 1 to 6 semester hours. Re-
LIFL125. GERMAN II Continuation of German I with an
peatable for credit.
emphasis on acquiring conversational skills as well as further
Communication (LICM)
study of grammar, vocabulary, and German culture. 3 semes-
Courses in Communication do not count toward the Hu-
ter hours.
manities & Social Sciences General Education restricted
LIFL215. GERMAN III Emphasis on furthering conversa-
elective requirement but may be taken for Free Elective
tional skills and a continuing study of grammar, vocabulary,
credit and to complete a communications minor or Area of
and German culture. 3 semester hours.
Special Interest (ASI).
LIFL116. RUSSIAN I Fundamentals of spoken and written
LICM301. ORAL COMMUNICATION A five-week course
Russian with an emphasis on vocabulary, idiomatic expres-
which teaches the fundamentals of effectively preparing and
sions of daily conversation, and Russian culture. 3 semester
presenting messages. “Hands-on” course emphasizing short
hours.
(5- and 10-minute) weekly presentations made in small
groups to simulate professional and corporate communica-
LIFL126. RUSSIAN II Continuation of Russian I with an
tions. Students are encouraged to make formal presentations
emphasis on acquiring conversational skills as well as further
which relate to their academic or professional fields. Exten-
study of grammar, vocabulary, and Russian culture. 3 semes-
sive instruction in the use of visuals. Presentations are re-
ter hours.
hearsed in class two days prior to the formal presentations,
LIFL216. RUSSIAN III Emphasis on furthering conversa-
all of which are video-taped and carefully evaluated. 1 hour
tional skills and a continuing study of grammar, vocabulary,
lecture/lab; 1 semester hour.
and Russian culture. 3 semester hours.
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LICM306. SELECTED TOPICS IN WRITTEN COMMU-
LIMU422. JAZZ ENSEMBLE/PEP BAND - SPRING The
NICATION Information on courses designated by this
Jazz Ensemble provides an opportunity for students to partic-
number may be obtained from the LAIS Division. Will de-
ipate in a musical ensemble in the jazz big band format. Jazz
pend on the level of the specific course. 1 to 3 hours
music is a unique American art form. The big band jazz for-
lecture/lab; variable credit: 1 to 3 semester hours.
mat is an exciting way for students to experience the power,
Music (LIMU)
grace and beauty of this art form and music in general. The
Courses in Music do not count toward the Humanities &
class will consist of regular weekly rehearsals and one or
Social Sciences General Education restricted elective re-
more concert performance(s). 1 semester hour. Repeatable
quirement but may be taken for Free Elective credit. Free
for credit. See rules limiting the number of hours applicable
elective hours required by degree-granting departments may
to a degree under Free Electives.
be satisfied by a maximum of 3 semester hours total of
LIMU423. JAZZ LAB The Jazz Lab provides an opportunity
concert band (i.e., spring semester), chorus, or physical edu-
for students to participate in a musical ensemble in the jazz
cation or athletics.
combo format. Jazz music is a unique American art form.
LIMU101, 102, 201, 202, 301, 302, 401, 402. BAND Study,
The jazz combo format is an exciting way for students to ex-
rehearsal, and performance of concert, marching and stage
perience the joy and sense of achievement of performing this
repertory. Emphasis on fundamentals of rhythm, intonation,
great American music form. The class will consist of regular
embouchure, and ensemble. 2 hours rehearsal; 1 semester hour.
weekly rehearsals and one or more concert performance(s).
Not repeatable using same course number. See rules limiting
1 semester hour. Repeatable for credit. See rules limiting
the number of hours applicable to a degree under Free Elec-
the number of hours applicable to a degree under Free Elec-
tives.
tives.
LIMU111, 112, 211, 212, 311, 312, 411, 412. CHORUS
LIMU450. MUSIC TECHNOLOGY CAPSTONE COURSE
Study, rehearsal, and performance of choral music of the
Project-based course designed to develop practical techno-
classical, romantic, and modern periods with special empha-
logical and communication skills for direct application to the
sis on principles of diction, rhythm, intonation, phrasing, and
music recording. Prerequisite: LIMU340 and LIMU350.
ensemble. 2 hours rehearsal; 1 semester hour. Not repeatable
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
using same course number. See rules limiting the number of
Systems (SYGN)
hours applicable to a degree under Free Electives.
SYGN200. HUMAN SYSTEMS Human Systems is an in-
LIMU340. MUSIC THEORY The course begins with the
terdisciplinary historical examination of key systems created
fundamentals of music theory and moves into their more
by humans—namely, political, economic, social, and cultural
complex applications. Music of the common practice period
institutions—as they have evolved worldwide from the in-
is considered. Aural and visual recognition of harmonic
ception of the modern era (ca. 1500) to the present. This
materials covered is emphasized. Prerequisite: LAIS315 or
course embodies an elaboration of these human systems as
consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture/discussion; 3 semester
introduced in their environmental context in Nature and
hours.
Human Values and will reference themes and issues explored
therein. It also demonstrates the cross-disciplinary applicabil-
(See also LAIS315. MUSICAL TRADITIONS OF THE
ity of the ‘systems’ concept. Assignments will give students
WESTERN WORLD in preceding list of LAIS courses.)
continued practice in writing. Prerequisite: LAIS100. 3 hours
LIMU350 MUSIC TECHNOLOGY An introduction to the
lecture/discussion; 3 semester hours.
physics of music and sound. The history of music technology
from wax tubes to synthesizers. Construction of instruments
and studio. 3 hours lecture. 3 semester hours.
LIMU421. JAZZ ENSEMBLE/PEP BAND - FALL The Jazz
Ensemble provides an opportunity for students to participate
in a musical ensemble in the jazz big band format. Jazz
music is a unique American art form. The big band jazz for-
mat is an exciting way for students to experience the power,
grace and beauty of this art form and music in general. The
class will consist of regular weekly rehearsals and one or
more concert performance (s). 1 semester hour. Repeatable
for credit. See rules limiting the number of hours applicable
to a degree under Free Electives.
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Mathematical and
uate degree programs relevant to mathematical and computer
sciences aspects of the CSM mission.
Computer Sciences
In a broad sense, these programs stress the development
DINESH MEHTA, Professor and Interim Department Head
of practical applications techniques to enhance the overall
BERNARD BIALECKI, Professor
attractiveness of mathematical and computer sciences ma-
TRACY CAMP, Professor
jors to a wide range of employers in industry. More
GRAEME FAIRWEATHER, Professor
specifically, we utilize a summer "field session" program
MAHADEVAN GANESH, Professor
in Computer Science and the senior capstone experiences
WILLY HEREMAN, Professor
in Computational and Applied Mathematics, and Statistics
PAUL A. MARTIN, Professor
to engage high level undergraduate students in problems
BARBARA M. MOSKAL, Professor
of practical applicability for potential employers. These
WILLIAM C. NAVIDI, Professor
courses are designed to simulate an industrial job or re-
LUIS TENORIO, Associate Professor
search environment. The close collaboration with potential
MICHAEL COLAGROSSO, Associate Professor
ZIZHONG (JEFFREY) CHEN, Assistant Professor
employers or professors improves communication be-
JON M. COLLIS, Assistant Professor
tween our students and the private sector as well as with
REINHARD FURRER, Assistant Professor
sponsors from other disciplines on campus.
QI HAN, Assistant Professor
Mathematical and Computer Sciences majors can use their
IRENE POLYCARPOU, Assistant Professor
free electives to take additional courses of special interest to
JING-MEI QIU, Assistant Professor
them. This adds to the flexibility of the program and qualifies
ANDRZEJ SZYMCZAK, Assistant Professor
students for a wide variety of careers.
CYNDI RADER, Senior Lecturer
TERRY BRIDGMAN, Lecturer
Any program of this type requires emphasis in study areas
G. GUSTAVE GREIVEL, Lecturer
which utilize the special skills of the Department. These areas
ROMAN TANKELEVICH, Lecturer
are:
SCOTT STRONG, Instructor
WILLIAM R. ASTLE, Professor Emeritus
Computational and Applied Mathematics: Classical scat-
NORMAN BLEISTEIN, Professor Emeritus
tering theory, dynamical systems, nonlinear partial differ-
ARDEL J. BOES, Professor Emeritus
ential equations, numerical analysis, symbolic computing,
AUSTIN R. BROWN, Professor Emeritus
and mathematics education.
JOHN A. DESANTO, Professor Emeritus
Applied Computer Sciences: Artificial intelligence, neural
RAYMOND R. GUTZMAN, Professor Emeritus
networks, parallel processing, pattern recognition, computer
FRANK G. HAGIN, Professor Emeritus
DONALD C.B. MARSH, Professor Emeritus
vision, computer graphics, databases, and fuzzy set theory.
STEVEN PRUESS, Professor Emeritus
Statistics: Stochastic modeling, Monte Carlo methods, bio-
ROBERT E. D. WOOLSEY, Professor Emeritus
statistics, statistical methods in cosmology, and inverse
BARBARA B. BATH, Associate Professor Emerita
problems.
RUTH MAURER, Associate Professor Emerita
ROBERT G. UNDERWOOD, Associate Professor Emeritus
Program Educational Objectives (Bachelor of
Program Description
Science in Mathematical and Computer Sciences)
In addition to contributing toward achieving the educa-
The Mathematical and Computer Sciences Department
tional objectives described in the CSM Graduate Profile and
(MCS) offers an undergraduate degree in which the student
the ABET Accreditation Criteria, the Mathematical and Com-
may select a program in the mathematical and computer sci-
puter Sciences Program at CSM has established the follow-
ences. There are three tracks: (i) the Computational and Ap-
ing program educational objectives:
plied Mathematics (CAM) option, (ii) the Statistics option,
and (iii) the Computer Sciences option. Each track offers a
Students will demonstrate technical expertise within
unique opportunity to study mathematical and computer sci-
mathematics/computer science by:
ences in an engineering environment. All three tracks empha-
Designing and implementing solutions to practical prob-
size technical competence, problem solving, teamwork,
lems in science and engineering,
projects, relation to other disciplines, and verbal, written, and
Using appropriate technology as a tool to solve prob-
graphical skills.
lems in mathematics/computer science, and
The department provides the teaching skills and technical
Creating efficient algorithms and well structured com-
expertise to develop mathematical and computer sciences
puter programs.
capabilities for all Colorado School of Mines students. In
Students will demonstrate a breadth and depth of knowl-
addition, MCS programs support targeted undergraduate
edge within mathematics/computer science by:
majors in mathematical and computer sciences and also grad-
Extending course material to solve original problems,
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Applying knowledge of mathematics/computer science
Sophomore Year Spring Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
to the solution of problems,
CSCI262 Data Structures
3
3
MATH225 Differential Equations
3
3
Identifying, formulating and solving mathematics/com-
MATH342 Honors Linear Algebra
3
3
puter science problems, and
*SYGN200 Systems/EBGN201
3
3
Analyzing and interpreting statistical data.
LAIS/EBGN H&SS GenEd Restricted Elective I
3
3
PAGN202 Physical Education IV
2
0.5
Students will demonstrate an understanding and apprecia-
Total
15.5
tion for the relationship of mathematics/computer science to
other fields by:
*Student can choose order of EBGN201 and SYGN 200
Applying mathematics/computer science to solve prob-
Summer Field Session
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
MATH300 Foundations of Advanced Math.
4
lems in other fields,
Total
4
Working in cooperative multi-disciplinary teams, and
Junior Year Fall Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
Choosing appropriate technology to solve problems in
MATH334 Introduction to Probability
3
3
other disciplines.
MATH401 Introduction to Analysis
3
3
MATH/CSCI407 Introduction to Scientific
Students will demonstrate an ability to communicate math-
Computing
3
3
ematics/computer science effectively by:
LAIS/EBGN H&SS GenEd Restricted Elective II
3
3
Giving oral presentations,
Free Elective
3
3
Free Elective
3
3
Completing written explanations,
Total
18
Interacting effectively in cooperative teams,
Junior Year Spring Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
Creating well documented programs, and
MATH454 Complex Analysis
3
3
MATH458 Abstract Algebra
3
3
Understanding and interpreting written material in
MATH Elective - Mathematics
3
3
mathematics/computer science.
Free Elective
3
3
Curriculum
Free Elective
3
3
The calculus sequence emphasizes mathematics applied to
Total
15
problems students are likely to see in other fields. This sup-
Senior Year Fall Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
ports the curricula in other programs where mathematics is
MATH433 Mathematical Biology
3
3
important, and assists students who are underprepared in
MATH/CSCI441 Computer Graphics
3
3
mathematics. Priorities in the mathematics curriculum include:
MATH455 Partial Differential Equations
3
3
LAIS/EBGN H&SS GenEd Restricted Elective III
3
3
applied problems in the mathematics courses and
Free Elective
3
3
ready utilization of mathematics in the science and
Total
15
engineering courses.
Senior Year Spring Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
MATH440 Parallel Scientific Computing
3
3
This emphasis on the utilization of mathematics and com-
MATH484 Math. & Comp. Modeling (Capstone) 3
3
puter sciences continues through the upper division courses.
MATH Elective - Mathematics
3
3
Another aspect of the curriculum is the use of a spiraling
MATH Elective - Mathematics
3
3
mode of learning in which concepts are revisited to deepen
Free Elective
3
3
the students’ understanding. The applications, team work,
Total
15
assessment, and communications emphasis directly address
Degree Total
133.5
ABET criteria and the CSM graduate profile. The curriculum
offers the following three study options:
Statistics Option
Degree Requirements (Mathematical and
Sophomore Year Fall Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
Computer Sciences)
MATH213 Calc. for Scientists & Eng. III
4
4
Computational and Applied Mathematics Option
CSCI261 Programming Concepts
3
3
EPIC251 Design II
2
3
3
Sophomore Year Fall Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
PHGN200 Physics II
3.5
3
4.5
MATH213 Calc. for Scientists & Eng. III
4
4
*EBGN201 Principles of Economics/
CSCI261 Programming Concepts
3
3
SYGN200 Systems
3
3
EPIC251 Design II
2
3
3
PAGN201 Physical Education III
2
0.5
PHGN200 Physics II
3.5
3
4.5
Total
18
*EBGN201 Principles of Economics/
SYGN200 Systems
3
3
PAGN201 Physical Education III
2
0.5
Total
18
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Sophomore Year Spring Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
Sophomore Year Spring Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
CSCI262 Data Structures
3
3
CSCI262 Data Structures
3
3
MATH225 Differential Equations
3
3
MATH225 Differential Equations
3
3
MATH342 Honors Linear Algebra
3
3
MATH/CSCI358 Discrete Mathematics
3
3
*SYGN200 Systems/EBGN201
3
3
*SYGN200 Systems/EBGN201
3
3
LAIS/EBGN H&SS GenEd Restricted Elective I
3
3
Free Elective
3
3
PAGN202 Physical Education IV
2
0.5
PAGN202 Physical Education IV
2
0.5
Total
15.5
Total
15.5
*Student can choose order of EBGN201 and SYGN 200
*Student can choose order of EBGN201 and SYGN200
Summer Field Session
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
Junior Year Fall Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
MATH300 Foundations of Advanced Math.
4
CSCI306 Software Engineering
3
3
Total
4
MATH323 Prob. & Stat. for Engineers
3
3
Junior Year Fall Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
CSCI341 Mach. Org. & Assembly Lang. Prog.
3
3
MATH334 Introduction to Probability
3
3
MATH332 Linear Algebra
3
3
MATH401 Introduction to Analysis
3
3
Free Elective
3
3
MATH/CSCI407 Introduction to Scientific
Total
15
Computing
3
3
Junior Year Spring Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
LAIS/EBGN H&SS GenEd Restricted Elective II
3
3
MATH/CSCI406 Algorithms
3
3
Free Elective
3
3
MATH/CSCI407 Intro to Scientific Computing 3
3
Free Elective
3
3
CSCI Elective – Computer Science
3
3
Total
18
LAIS/EBGN H&SS GenEd Restricted Elective I
3
3
Junior Year Spring Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
Free Elective
3
3
MATH335 Introduction to Mathematical
Total
15
Statistics
3
3
Summer Field Session
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
MATH458 Abstract Algebra
3
3
CSCI370 Field Course (six weeks)
6
MATH Elective - Mathematics
3
3
Total
6
Free Elective
3
3
Senior Year Fall Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
Free Elective
3
3
CSCI442 Operating Systems
3
3
Total
15
CSCI Elective - Computer Science
3
3
Senior Year Fall Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
CSCI Elective – Computer Science
3
3
MATH424 Introduction to Applied Statistics
3
3
Free Elective
3
3
MATH433 Mathematical Biology
3
3
LAIS/EBGN H&SS GenEd Restricted Elective II
3
3
MATH438 Stochastic Models
3
3
Total
15
LAIS/EBGN H&SS GenEd Restricted Elective III
3
3
Senior Year Spring Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
Free Elective
3
3
CSCI400 Princ. of Programming Languages
3
3
Total
15
CSCI Elective – Computer Science
3
3
Senior Year Spring Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
LAIS/EBGN H&SS GenEd Restricted Elective III
3
3
MATH436 Advanced Statistical Modeling
3
3
Free Elective
3
3
MATH482 Statistics Practicum (Capstone)
3
3
Free Elective
3
3
MATH Elective - Mathematics
3
3
Total
15
MATH Elective - Mathematics
3
3
Degree Total
132.5
Free Elective
3
3
Total
15
Minor/ASI Mathematical and Computer Sciences
Degree Total
133.5
Mathematical Sciences
For an Area of Special Interest (ASI) in Mathematical Sci-
Computer Sciences Option
ences, the student should take the following:
Sophomore Year Fall Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
MATH332/342 Linear Algebra
MATH213 Calc. for Scientists & Eng. III
4
4
MATH/CSCI407 Intro. to Scientific Computing
CSCI261 Programming Concepts
3
3
MATH*** Math elective beyond the core sequence
EPIC251 Design II
3
1
3
MATH348
Advanced Engineering Math
PHGN200 Physics II
3
3
4.5
or
EBGN201 Principles of Economics/
MATH323
Probability & Statistics for Engineers
SYGN200 Systems
3
3
PAGN201 Physical Education III
2
0.5
For the Minor in Mathematical Sciences, the student
Total
18
should take two of the following 300-Level or 400-Level
Mathematics courses in addition to those listed for the ASI:
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MATH358
Discrete Mathematics
MATH438
Stochastic Modeling
MATH401
Intro. To Analysis
MATH498
Special Topics - Statistics
MATH406
Algorithms
MATH***
Graduate Statistics elective
MATH424
Intro. To Applied Statistics
MATH433
Mathematical Biology
Computer Science
MATH436
Advanced Statistical Modeling
For an Area of Special Interest in Computer Sciences, the
MATH437
Multivariate Analysis
student should take:
MATH438
Stochastic Models
CSCI262
Data Structures
MATH440
Parallel Computing
CSCI306
Software Engineering
MATH441
Computer Graphics
CSCI341
Machine Organization and Assembly Language
MATH454
Complex Analysis
Programming –or-
MATH455
Partial Differential Equations
CSCI/MATH358 Discrete Mathematics & Algebraic Structures
MATH458
Abstract Algebra
CSCI/MATH406 Design and Analysis of Algorithms –or-
MATH498
Special Topics - Mathematics
CSCI/MATH407 Introduction to Scientific Computing
MATH5**
Graduate Mathematics elective
For the Minor in Computer Sciences, the student should
take:
For an Area of Special Interest (ASI) in Computational
CSCI262
Data Structures
and Applied Mathematics (CAM), the student should take the
CSCI306
Software Engineering
following:
CSCI341
Machine Organization and Assembly Language
Programming
MATH332/342 Linear Algebra
CSCI/MATH406 Design and Analysis of Algorithms –or-
MATH/CSCI407 Intro. to Scientific Computing
CSCI/MATH407 Introduction to Scientific Computing
MATH***
CAM elective from the list below
and two 400-level courses, which may not be languages
MATH348
Advanced Engineering Math
transferred from another university.
or
Combined BS/MS in Mathematical and Computer
MATH***
CAM elective from the list below
Sciences
For the Minor in Computational and Applied Mathematics
The Department of Mathematical and Computer Sciences
offers a combined Bachelor of Science/Master of Science
(CAM), the student should take two of the following courses
program in both Computer Science and Applied Mathematics
in addition to those listed for the ASI:
that enables students to complete a Bachelor of Science and a
MATH401
Intro. To Analysis
Master of Science simultaneously. The student takes an addi-
MATH406
Algorithms
tional 30 credit hours of coursework at the graduate level, in
MATH433
Mathematical Biology
addition to the undergraduate requirements, and completes
MATH440
Parallel Computing
both degrees at the same time. Interested students should
MATH441
Computer Graphics
contact the department for further information.
MATH455
Partial Differential Equations
Description of Courses
MATH454
Complex Analysis
MATH498
Special Topics - CAM
MATH100. INTRODUCTORY TOPICS FOR CALCULUS
MATH5**
Graduate CAM elective
(S) An introduction and/or review of topics which are essen-
tial to the background of an undergraduate student at CSM.
For an Area of Special Interest (ASI) in Statistics, the stu-
This course serves as a preparatory course for the Calculus
dent should take the following:
curriculum and includes material from Algebra, Trigonome-
try, Mathematical Analysis, and Calculus. Topics include
MATH332/342 Linear Algebra
basic algebra and equation solving, solutions of inequalities,
MATH334
Intro. to Probability
trigonometric functions and identities, functions of a single
MATH335
Intro. To Mathematical Statistics
variable, continuity, and limits of functions. Does not apply
MATH323
Probability & Statistics for Engineers
toward undergraduate degree or g.p.a. Prerequisite: Consent
or
of Instructor. 1 semester hour.
MATH***
Statistics elective from the list below
MATH111. CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS AND ENGI-
For the Minor in Statistics, the student should take two of
NEERS I (I, II, S) First course in the calculus sequence,
the following courses in addition to those listed for the ASI:
including elements of plane geometry. Functions, limits, con-
tinuity, derivatives and their application. Definite and indefi-
MATH424
Intro. To Applied Statistics
nite integrals; Prerequisite: precalculus. 4 hours lecture; 4
MATH436
Advanced Statistical Modeling
semester hours. Approved for Colorado Guaranteed General
MATH437
Multivariate Analysis
Education transfer. Equivalency for GT-MA1.
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MATH112. CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS AND ENGI-
MATH213 but with additional material and problems. Pre-
NEERS II (I, II, S) Vectors, applications and techniques of
requisite: Consent of Department. 4 hours lecture;
integration, infinite series, and an introduction to multivariate
4 semester hours.
functions and surfaces. Prerequisite: MATH111. 4 hours lec-
MATH224. CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS AND ENGI-
ture; 4 semester hours. Approved for Colorado Guaranteed
NEERS III HONORS(AP) (I) Early introduction of vectors,
General Education transfer. Equivalency for GT-MA1.
linear algebra, multivariable calculus. Vector fields, line and
MATH113. CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS AND ENGI-
surface integrals. Prerequisite: Consent of Department.
NEERS II - SHORT FORM (I, II) This is a bridge course for
4 hours lecture; 4 semester hours.
entering freshmen and new transfer students to CSM who
MATH225. DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS (I, II, S) Classi-
have either a score of 5 on the BC AP Calculus exam or who
cal techniques for first and higher order equations and sys-
have taken an appropriate Calculus II course at another insti-
tems of equations. Laplace transforms. Phase plane and
tution (determined by a departmental review of course mate-
stability analysis of non-linear equations and systems. Appli-
rials). Two, three and n-dimensional space, vectors, curves
cations to physics, mechanics, electrical engineering, and en-
and surfaces in 3-dimensional space, cylindrical and spheri-
vironmental sciences. Prerequisite: MATH213, MATH223 or
cal coordinates, and applications of these topics. Prerequi-
MATH224. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
sites: Consent of Department. 1 hour lecture; 1 semester
hour.
MATH235. DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS HONORS (II)
Same topics as those covered in MATH315 but with addi-
MATH122. CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS AND ENGI-
tional material and problems. Prerequisite: Consent of De-
NEERS II HONORS (I) Same topics as those covered in
partment. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
MATH112 but with additional material and problems. Pre-
requisite: Consent of Department. 4 hours lecture; 4 semester
CSCI260 FORTRAN PROGRAMMING (I, II) Computer
hours.
programming in Fortran90/95 with applications to science
and engineering. Program design and structure, problem
MATH/CSCI198. SPECIAL TOPICS (I, II, S) Pilot course
analysis, debugging, program testing. Language skills: arith-
or special topics course. Topics chosen from special interests
metic, input/output, branching and looping, functions, arrays,
of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is offered
data types. Introduction to operating systems. Prerequisite:
only once. Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor. Variable
none. 2 hours lecture; 2 semester hours.
credit: 1 to 6 semester hours. Repeatable for credit under dif-
ferent titles.
CSCI261 PROGRAMMING CONCEPTS (I, II, S) Com-
puter programming in a contemporary language such as C++
MATH/CSCI199. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II, S) Indi-
or Java, using software engineering techniques. Problem solv-
vidual research or special problem projects supervised by a
ing, program design, documentation, debugging practices.
faculty member; also, when a student and instructor agree on
Language skills: input/output, control, repetition, functions,
a subject matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: Inde-
files, classes and abstract data types, arrays, and pointers.
pendent Study form must be completed and submitted to the
Introduction to operating systems and object-oriented pro-
Registrar. Variable Credit: 1 to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for
gramming. Application to problems in science and engineer-
credit.
ing. Prerequisite: none. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
Sophomore Year
CSCI262 DATA STRUCTURES (I, II, S) Defining and
MATH213. CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS AND ENGI-
using data structures such as linked lists, stacks, queues, bi-
NEERS III (I, II, S) Multivariable calculus, including partial
nary trees, binary heap, hash tables. Introduction to algorithm
derivatives, multiple integration, and vector calculus. Pre-
analysis, with emphasis on sorting and search routines. Lan-
requisite: MATH112 or MATH122. 4 hours lecture; 4 semes-
guage skills: abstract data types, templates and inheritance.
ter hours. Approved for Colorado Guaranteed General
Prerequisite: CSCI261. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
Education transfer. Equivalency for GT-MA1.
MATH/CSCI298. SPECIAL TOPICS (I, II, S) Selected top-
MATH214. CALCULUS FOR SCIENTIST AND ENGI-
ics chosen from special interests of instructor and students.
NEERS III - SHORT FORM (I, II) This is a bridge course for
Prerequisite: Consent of Department Head. 1 to 3 semester
entering freshmen and new transfer students to CSM who
hours. Repeatable for credit under different titles.
have taken an appropriate Calculus III course at another in-
stitution (determined by a departmental review of course ma-
MATH/CSCI299. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II, S) Indi-
terials). Vector Calculus including line and surface integrals
vidual research or special problem projects supervised by a
with applications to work and flux, Green's Theorem, Stokes'
faculty member; also, when a student and instructor agree on
Theorem and the Divergence Theorem. Prerequisites: Con-
a subject matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: Inde-
sent of Department. 1 hour lecture; 1 semester hour.
pendent Study form must be completed and submitted to the
Registrar. Variable Credit: 1 to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for
MATH223. CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS AND ENGI-
credit.
NEERS III HONORS (II) Same topics as those covered in
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MATH300. FOUNDATIONS OF ADVANCED MATHE-
which specific educational objectives are achieved. Prerequi-
MATICS (S) (WI) This course is an introduction to commu-
site: Second semester sophomore status and a cumulative
nication in mathematics as well computational tools for
grade point average of at least 2.00. 0 to 3 semester hours.
mathematics. This writing intensive course provides a transi-
Cooperative Education credit does not count toward gradua-
tion from the Calculus sequence to the upper-division mathe-
tion except under special conditions. Repeatable.
matics curriculum at CSM. Topics include logic and
CSCI341. COMPUTER ORGANIZATION (I, II) Covers the
recursion, techniques of mathematical proofs, reading and
basic concepts of computer architecture and organization.
writing proofs, mathematics software. Prerequisites:
Topics include machine level instructions and operating
MATH213, MATH223 or MATH224. 2 hours lecture, 1 hour
system calls used to write programs in assembly language.
seminar, 2 hours lab; 4 semester hours.
This course provides insight into the way computers operate
Junior Year
at the machine level. Prerequisite: CSCI261. 3 hours lecture;
CSCI306. SOFTWARE ENGINEERING (I, II) Introduction
3 semester hours.
to the software life cycle, including planning, design, imple-
MATH342. HONORS LINEAR ALGEBRA (II) Same topics
mentation and testing. Topics include top down program de-
as those covered in MATH332 but with additional material
sign, problem decomposition, iterative refinement, program
and problems as well as a more rigorous presentation. Pre-
modularity and abstract data types. Course work emphasizes
requisite: MATH213, MATH223 or MATH224. 3 hours lec-
good programming practices via models, metrics and docu-
ture; 3 semester hours.
ments created and used throughout the software engineering
process. Prerequisite: CSCI262. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester
MATH348. ADVANCED ENGINEERING MATHEMATICS
hours.
(I, II, S) Introduction to partial differential equations, with
applications to physical phenomena. Fourier series. Linear
MATH323. PROBABILITY AND STATISTICS FOR ENGI-
algebra, with emphasis on sets of simultaneous equations.
NEERS I (I, II, S) Elementary probability, propagation of
This course cannot be used as a MATH elective by MCS ma-
error, discrete and continuous probability models, interval
jors. Prerequisite: MATH225 or MATH235. 3 hours lecture;
estimation, hypothesis testing, and linear regression with
3 semester hours.
emphasis on applications to science and engineering. Pre-
requisite: MATH213, MATH223 or MATH224. 3 hours
MATH/CSCI358. DISCRETE MATHEMATICS (I, II) This
lecture; 3 semester hours.
course is an introductory course in discrete mathematics and
algebraic structures. Topics include: formal logic; proofs, re-
MATH332. LINEAR ALGEBRA (I, II) Systems of linear
cursion, analysis of algorithms; sets and combinatorics; rela-
equations, matrices, determinants and eigenvalues. Linear
tions, functions, and matrices; Boolean algebra and computer
operators. Abstract vector spaces. Applications selected from
logic; trees, graphs, finite-state machines and regular lan-
linear programming, physics, graph theory, and other fields.
guages. Prerequisite: MATH213, MATH223 or MATH224.
Prerequisite: MATH213, MATH223 or MATH224. 3 hours
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
lecture; 3 semester hours.
CSCI370. FIELD COURSE (S) (WI) This is the Computer
MATH334. INTRODUCTION TO PROBABILITY (I) An
Science option’s capstone course where the students apply
introduction to the theory of probability essential for prob-
their course work knowledge to a challenging applied prob-
lems in science and engineering. Topics include axioms of
lem in mathematics or computer science. In this course they
probability, combinatorics, conditional probability and inde-
analyze, modify and solve a significant applied problem. The
pendence, discrete and continuous probability density func-
students work in groups of three or four for a period of six
tions, expectation, jointly distributed random variables,
forty-hour weeks. By the end of the field session they must
Central Limit Theorem, laws of large numbers. Prerequisite:
have a finished product with appropriate supporting docu-
MATH213, MATH223 or MATH224. 3 hours lecture,
ments. At a minimum CS students should have completed
3 semester hours.
coursework through CSCI306. Prerequisite: Consent of In-
MATH335. INTRODUCTION TO MATHEMATICAL STA-
structor. 6-week summer field session; 6 semester hours.
TISTICS (II) An introduction to the theory of statistics essen-
MATH/CSCI398. SPECIAL TOPICS (I, II, S) Selected top-
tial for problems in science and engineering. Topics include
ics chosen from special interests of instructor and students.
sampling distributions, methods of point estimation, methods
Prerequisite: Consent of Department Head. 1 to 3 semester
of interval estimation, significance testing for population
hours. Repeatable for credit under different titles.
means and variances and goodness of fit, linear regression,
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
faculty member given agreement on a subject matter, con-
MATH/CSCI340. COOPERATIVE EDUCATION (I, II, S)
tent, and credit hours. Prerequisite: Independent Study form
(WI) Supervised, full-time engineering-related employment
must be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable
for a continuous six-month period (or its equivalent) in
Credit: 1 to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for credit.
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Senior Year
MATH/CSCI407. INTRODUCTION TO SCIENTIFIC
CSCI400. PRINCIPLES OF PROGRAMMING LAN-
COMPUTING (I, II) Round-off error in floating point arith-
GUAGES (I, II) Study of the principles relating to design,
metic, conditioning and stability, solution techniques (Gauss-
evaluation and implementation of programming languages of
ian elimination, LU factorization, iterative methods) of linear
historical and technical interest, considered as individual enti-
algebraic systems, curve and surface fitting by the method of
ties and with respect to their relationships to other languages.
least-squares, zeros of nonlinear equations and systems by
Topics discussed for each language include: history, design,
iterative methods, polynomial interpolation and cubic
structural organization, data structures, name structures, con-
splines, numerical integration by adaptive quadrature and
trol structures, syntactic structures, and implementation of
multivariate quadrature, numerical methods for initial value
issues. The primary languages discussed are FORTRAN,
problems in ordinary differential equations. Emphasis is on
PASCAL, LISP, ADA, C/C++, JAVA, PROLOG, PERL.
problem solving using efficient numerical methods in scien-
Prerequisite: CSCI262 and CSCI306 or knowledge of JAVA.
tific computing. Prerequisite: MATH225 or MATH235 and
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
knowledge of computer programming. 3 hours lecture; 3 se-
MATH401 INTRODUCTION TO ANALYSIS (I) This
mester hours.
course is a first course in real analysis that lays out the con-
MATH/CSCI411. INTRODUCTION TO EXPERT SYS-
text and motivation of analysis in terms of the transition from
TEMS (II) General investigation of the field of expert sys-
power series to those less predictable series. The course is
tems. The first part of the course is devoted to designing
taught from a historical perspective. It covers an introduction
expert systems. The last half of the course is implementation
to the real numbers, sequences and series and their conver-
of the design and construction of demonstration prototypes of
gence, real-valued functions and their continuity and differ-
expert systems. Prerequisite: CSCI262, MATH/CSCI358.
entiability, sequences of functions and their pointwise and
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
uniform convergence, and Riemann-Stieltjes integration the-
CSCI422. USER INTERFACES (I) User Interface Design is
ory. Prerequisite: MATH213, MATH223 or MATH224, and
a course for programmers who want to learn how to create
MATH332 or MATH342. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
more effective software. This objective will be achieved by
CSCI403. DATA BASE MANAGEMENT (I) Design and
studying principles and patterns of interaction design, cri-
evaluation of information storage and retrieval systems, in-
tiquing existing software using criteria presented in the text-
cluding defining and building a data base and producing the
book, and researching and analyzing the capabilities of
necessary queries for access to the stored information. Gen-
various software development tools. Students will also learn
eralized data base management systems, query languages,
a variety of techniques to guide the software design process,
and data storage facilities. General organization of files in-
including Goal-Directed Design, Cognitive Walkthrough,
cluding lists, inverted lists and trees. System security and
Talk-aloud and others. Prerequisite: CSCI262. 3 hours lec-
system recovery, and system definition. Interfacing host lan-
ture; 3 semester hours.
guage to data base systems. Prerequisite: CSCI262. 3 hours
MATH424. INTRODUCTION TO APPLIED STATISTICS
lecture; 3 semester hours.
(I) Linear regression, analysis of variance, and design of ex-
CSCI404. ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE (I) General inves-
periments, focusing on the construction of models and evalu-
tigation of the Artificial Intelligence field. During the first
ation of their fit. Techniques covered will include stepwise
part of the course a working knowledge of the LISP pro-
and best subsets regression, variable transformations, and
gramming language is developed. Several methods used in
residual analysis. Emphasis will be placed on the analysis of
artificial intelligence such as search strategies, knowledge
data with statistical software. Prerequisites: MATH323 or
representation, logic and probabilistic reasoning are devel-
MATH335. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
oped and applied to problems. Learning is discussed and
MATH433/BELS433 MATHEMATICAL BIOLOGY (I)
selected applications presented. Prerequisite: CSCI262,
This course will discuss methods for building and solving
MATH358. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
both continuous and discrete mathematical models. These
MATH/CSCI406. ALGORITHMS (I, II) Divide-and-con-
methods will be applied to population dynamics, epidemic
quer: splitting problems into subproblems of a finite number.
spread, pharmcokinetics and modeling of physiologic systems.
Greedy: considering each problem piece one at a time for op-
Modern Control Theory will be introduced and used to model
timality. Dynamic programming: considering a sequence of
living systems. Some concepts related to self-organizing
decisions in problem solution. Searches and traversals: deter-
systems will be introduced. Prerequisite: MATH225 or
mination of the vertex in the given data set that satisfies a
MATH235. 3 hours lecture, 3 semester hours.
given property. Techniques of backtracking, branch-and-
MATH436. ADVANCED STATISTICAL MODELING (II)
bound techniques, techniques in lower bound theory. Prereq-
Modern methods for constructing and evaluating statistical
uisite: CSCI262, MATH213, MATH223 or MATH224,
models. Topics include generalized linear models, general-
MATH/CSCI358. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
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ized additive models, hierarchical Bayes methods, and re-
of Java with other languages and discuss program design and
sampling methods. Prerequisites: MATH335 and MATH424.
implementation. Object oriented programming concepts will
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
be reviewed and applications, applets, servlets, graphical user
MATH437. MULTIVARIATE ANALYSIS (II) Introduction
interfaces, threading, exception handling, JDBC, and network-
to applied multivariate techniques for data analysis. Topics
ing as implemented in Java will be discussed. The basics of
include principal components, cluster analysis, MANOVA
the Java Virtual Machine will be presented. Prerequisites:
and other methods based on the multivariate Gaussian distri-
CSCI261, CSCI262. 3 hours lecture, 3 semester hours
bution, discriminant analysis, classification with nearest
CSCI445. WEB PROGRAMMING (II) Web Programming
neighbors.Prerequisites: MATH335 or MATH323. 3 hours
is a course for programmers who want to develop Web-based
lecture; 3 semester hours.
applications. It covers basic web site design extended by
MATH438. STOCHASTIC MODELS (II) An introduction
client-side and server-side programming. Students should
to stochastic models applicable to problems in engineering,
know the elements of HTML and Web architecture and be
physical science, economics, and operations research. Markov
able to program in a high level language such as C++ or
chains in discrete and continuous time, Poisson processes,
Java. The course builds on this knowledge by presenting
and topics in queuing, reliability, and renewal theory. Pre-
topics such as Cascading Style Sheets, JavaScript, PERL and
requisite: MATH334. 3 hours lecture, 3 semester hours.
database connectivity that will allow the students to develop
dynamic Web applications. Prerequisites: Fluency in a high
CSCI440. PARALLEL COMPUTING FOR SCIENTISTS
level computer language/consent of instructor. 3 hours lec-
AND ENGINEERS (II) This course is designed to introduce
ture, 3 semester hours.
the field of parallel computing to all scientists and engineers.
The students will be taught how to solve scientific problems.
MATH454. COMPLEX ANALYSIS (II) The complex plane.
They will be introduced to various software and hardware
Analytic functions, harmonic functions. Mapping by elemen-
issues related to high performance computing. Prerequisite:
tary functions. Complex integration, power series, calculus of
Programming experience in C++, consent of instructor.
residues. Conformal mapping. Prerequisite: MATH225 or
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
MATH235. 3 hours lecture, 3 semester hours.
MATH440. PARALLEL SCIENTIFIC COMPUTING (I).
MATH455. PARTIAL DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS (I)
This course is designed to facilitate students' learning of par-
Linear partial differential equations, with emphasis on the
allel programming techniques to efficiently simulate various
classical second-order equations: wave equation, heat equa-
complex processes modeled by mathematical equations usin
tion, Laplace's equation. Separation of variables, Fourier
multiple and multi-core processors. Emphasis will be placed
methods, Sturm-Liouville problems. Prerequisite: MATH225
on implementation of various scientific computing algo-
or MATH235. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
rithms in FORTRAN 90 and its variants using MPI and
MATH458. ABSTRACT ALGEBRA (II) This course is an
OpenMP. Prerequisite: CSCI/MATH407. 3 hours lecture;
introduction to the concepts of contemporary abstract algebra
3 semester hours.
and applications of those concepts in areas such as physics
MATH/CSCI441. COMPUTER GRAPHICS (I) Data struc-
and chemistry. Topics include groups, subgroups, isomor-
tures suitable for the representation of structures, maps,
phisms and homomorphisms, rings integral domains and
three-dimensional plots. Algorithms required for windowing,
fields. Prerequisites: MATH213 and MATH223 or
color plots, hidden surface and line, perspective drawings.
MATH224, and MATH300 or consent of the instructor. 3
Survey of graphics software and hardware systems. Prerequi-
hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
site: CSCI262. 3 hours lecture, 3 semester hours.
CSCI471. COMPUTER NETWORKS I (I) This introduc-
CSCI442. OPERATING SYSTEMS (I, II) Covers the basic
tion to computer networks covers the fundamentals of com-
concepts and functionality of batch, timesharing and single-
puter communications, using TCP/IP standardized protocols
user operating system components, file systems, processes,
as the main case study. The application layer and transport
protection and scheduling. Representative operating systems
layer of communication protocols will be covered in depth.
are studied in detail. Actual operating system components are
Detailed topics include application layer protocols (HTTP,
programmed on a representative processor. This course pro-
FTP, SMTP, and DNS), reliable data transfer, connection
vides insight into the internal structure of operating systems;
management, and congestion control. In addition, students
emphasis is on concepts and techniques which are valid for
will build a computer network from scratch and program
all computers. Prerequisite: CSCI262, CSCI341. 3 hours lec-
client/server network applications. Prerequisite: CSCI442 or
ture; 3 semester hours.
consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture, 3 semester hours.
CSCI443. ADVANCED PROGRAMMING CONCEPTS
MATH482 STATISTICS PRACTICUM (II) This is the cap-
USING JAVA. (I, II) This course will quickly review pro-
stone course in the Statistics Option. Students will apply sta-
gramming constructs using the syntax and semantics of the
tistical principles to data analysis through advanced work,
Java programming language. It will compare the constructs
leading to a written report and an oral presentation. Choice
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of project is arranged between the student and the individual
Metallurgical and
faculty member who will serve as advisor. Prerequisites:
MATH335 and MATH424. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester
Materials Engineering
hours.
JOHN J. MOORE, Trustees Professor and Department Head
MATH484. MATHEMATICAL AND COMPUTATIONAL
MICHAEL J. KAUFMAN, Professor
MODELING (CAPSTONE) (II) This is the capstone course
STEPHEN LIU, Professor
in the Computational and Applied Mathematics option. Stu-
GERARD P. MARTINS, Professor
dents will apply computational and applied mathematics
DAVID K. MATLOCK, Charles S. Fogarty Professor
modeling techniques to solve complex problems in biologi-
BRAJENDRA MISHRA, Professor
cal, engineering and physical systems. Mathematical meth-
DAVID L. OLSON, John H. Moore Distinguished Professor
ods and algorithms will be studied within both theoretical
IVAR E. REIMANIS, Professor
and computational contexts. The emphasis is on how to for-
NIGEL M. SAMMES, Herman F. Coors Distinguished Professor of
mulate, analyze and use nonlinear modeling to solve typical
Ceramic Engineering
JOHN G. SPEER, Professor
modern problems. Prerequisites: MACS407, MACS433 and
PATRICK R. TAYLOR, George S. Ansell Distinguished Professor of
MACS455. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
Chemical Metallurgy
MATH/CSCI491. UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH (I)
CHESTER J. VAN TYNE, FIERF Professor
(WI) Individual investigation under the direction of a depart-
STEVEN W. THOMPSON, Associate Professor
ment faculty member. Written report required for credit. Pre-
REED A. AYERS, Assistant Professor
requisite: Consent of Department Head. Variable - 1 to 3
KIP O. FINDLEY, Assistant Professor
PATRICIO MENDEZ, Assistant Professor
semester hours. Repeatable for credit to a maximum of 12
RYAN P. O’HAYRE, Assistant Professor
hours.
JOHN P. CHANDLER, Lecturer
MATH/CSCI492. UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH (II)
MARTIN C. MATAYA, Lecturer
(WI) Individual investigation under the direction of a depart-
GEORGE S. ANSELL, President Emeritus and Professor Emeritus
ment faculty member. Written report required for credit. Pre-
W. REX BULL, Professor Emeritus
requisite: Consent of Department Head. Variable - 1 to 3
GERALD L. DePOORTER, Associate Professor Emeritus
semester hours. Repeatable for credit to a maximum of 12
GLEN R. EDWARDS, University Professor Emeritus
ROBERT H. FROST, Associate Professor Emeritus
hours.
JOHN P. HAGER, University Professor Emeritus
MATH/CSCI498. SPECIAL TOPICS (I, II, S) Selected top-
GEORGE KRAUSS, University Professor Emeritus
ics chosen from special interests of instructor and students.
DENNIS W. READEY, Herman F. Coors Distinguished Professor
Prerequisite: Consent of Department Head. Variable - 1 to 3
Emeritus
semester hours. Repeatable for credit under different titles.
Program Description
MATH/CSCI499. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II, S) Indi-
Metallurgical and materials engineering plays a role in all
vidual research or special problem projects supervised by a
manufacturing processes which convert raw materials into
faculty member; also, given agreement on a subject matter,
useful products adapted to human needs. The primary out-
content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: Independent Study
come of the Metallurgical and Materials Engineering pro-
form must be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Vari-
gram is to provide undergraduates with a fundamental
able Credit: 1 to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for credit.
knowledge-base associated with materials—processing, their
properties, and their selection and application. Upon gradua-
tion, students would have acquired and developed the neces-
sary background and skills for successful careers in the
materials-related industries. Furthermore, the benefits of con-
tinued education toward graduate degrees and other avenues,
and the pursuit of knowledge in other disciplines should be
well inculcated.
The emphasis in the Department is on materials processing
operations which encompass: the conversion of mineral and
chemical resources into metallic, ceramic or polymeric mate-
rials; the synthesis of new materials; refining and processing
to produce high performance materials for applications from
consumer products to aerospace and electronics, the develop-
ment of mechanical, chemical and physical properties of ma-
terials related to their processing and structure, the selection
of materials for specific applications.
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The metallurgical and materials engineering discipline is
Metallurgical and Materials Engineering (MME)
founded on fundamentals in chemistry, mathematics and
Program Educational Objectives
physics which contribute to building the knowledge-base and
The Metallurgical and Materials Engineering (MME) pro-
developing the skills for the processing of materials so as to
gram empasizes the structure, properties, processing and per-
achieve specifications requested for a particular industrial or
formance of materials and, as such, is designed to support
advanced product. The engineering principles in this disci-
five primary educational obejctives that will be demonstrated
pline include: crystal structure and structural analysis, thermo
by recent graduates of the program.
dynamics of materials, reaction kinetics, transport phenom-
The MME program is designed and implemented so as to
ena, phase equilibria, phase transformations, microstructural
develop graduates who:
evolution and properties of materials.
1. Have a broad knowledge base of materials engineering
The core-discipline fundamentals are applied to a broad
fundamentals.
range of materials processes including extraction and refin-
ing of materials, alloy development, casting, mechanical
2. Can apply fundamental materials-concepts to solve
working, joining and forming, ceramic particle processing,
problems.
high temperature reactions and synthesis of engineered mate-
3. Have written and oral communication skills as well as
rials. In each stage of processing, the effects of resultant mi-
teamwork skills to be successful in their careers
crostructures and morphologies on materials properties and
4. Undesratnd the importance for self-acquisition of
performance are emphasized.
knowledge and continuing education.
Laboratories, located in Nathaniel Hill Hall, are among the
5. Can employ their breadth of knowldege so that they
best in the nation. The laboratories, in conjunction with class-
are able to provide a range of solutions to a wide range
room instruction, provide for a well integrated education of
of materials-engineering problems, and ultimately an
the undergraduates working towards their baccalaureate
optimal choice.
degrees. These facilities are well-equipped and dedicated to:
particulate and chemical/extraction metallurgical-and-materi-
The five MME program educational objectives were deter-
als processing, foundry science, corrosion and hydro-/elec-
mined by using inputs from program constituencies (faculty,
tro-metallurgical studies, physical and mechanical
stundents, visiting committee, industry/recruiters, alumni).
metallurgy, welding and joining, forming and processing-
The MME program educational objectives are consistent
and-testing of ceramic materials. Mechanical testing facilities
with those of Colorado School of Mines (CSM). CSM is a
include computerized machines for tensile, compression, tor-
school of engineering and applied science institution, dedi-
sion, toughness, fatigue and thermo-mechanical testing.
cated to the education and training of students who will be
There are also other highly specialized research laboratories
stewards of the earth's resources.
dedicated to: robotics, artificial intelligence, vapor deposi-
Curriculum
tion, and plasma and high-temperature reaction-systems.
The Metallurgical and Materials Engineering (MME)
Support analytical-laboratories for surface analysis, emission
curriculum is organized to provide three educational com-
spectrometry, X-ray analysis, optical microscopy and image
ponents: fundamentals of materials, applications of the fun-
analysis, electron microscopy, including an analytical scan-
damentals, and emphasis in one of three focus areas.
ning transmission electron microscopy and the latest in scan-
A. MME Basics: The basic curriculum in the Metallurgical
ning electron microscopy, and micro-thermal-analysis/mass
and Materials Engineering Department will provide a back-
spectrometry. Metallurgical and Materials Engineering in-
ground in the following topic areas:
volves all of the processes which transform precursor materials
into final engineered products adapted to human needs. The
1. Crystal Structures and Structural Analysis: Crystal sys-
objective of the Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
tems; symmetry elements and Miller indices; atomic
program is to impart a fundamental knowledge of materials
bonding; metallic, ceramic and polymeric structures; x-ray
processing, properties, selection and application in order to
and electron diffraction; stereographic projection and
provide graduates with the background and skills needed for
crystal orientation; long range order; defects in materials.
successful careers in materials related industries, for contin-
2. Thermodynamics of Materials: Heat and mass balances;
ued education toward graduate degrees and for the pursuit of
thermodynamic laws; chemical potential and chemical
knowledge in other disciplines.
equilibrium; solution thermodynamics & solution models;
The program leading to the degree Bachelor of Science in
partial molar and excess quantities; solid state thermo
Metallurgical and Materials Engineering is accredited by the
dynamics; thermodynamics of surfaces; electrochemistry.
Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation
3. Transport Phenomena and Kinetics: Heat, mass and
Board for Engineering and Technology, 111 Market Place,
momentum transport; transport properties of fluids;
Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202-4012, telephone (410)
diffusion mechanisms; reaction kinetics; nucleation
347-7700.
and growth kinetics.
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4. Phase Equilibria: Phase rule; binary and ternary systems;
And two out of the following courses
microstructural evolution; defects in crystals; surface
MTGN 469 Fuel Cell Science and Technology
phenomena; phase transformations: eutectic, eutectoid,
MTGN 498 Solid State Ionics
martensitic, nucleation and growth, recovery; microstruc-
MTGN 465/565 Mechanical Properties of Ceramics and
tural evolution; strengthening mechanisms; quantitative
Composites
stereology; heat treatment.
MTGN 598 Thin Film Mechanical Properties
5. Properties of Materials: Mechanical properties, chemical
Or other suitable electives as approved by the Colorado
properties (oxidation and corrosion); electrical, magnetic
Center for Advanced Ceramics (CCAC) faculty
and optical properties: failure analysis.
ASI in Physicochemical Processing of Materials requires:
B. MME Applications: The course content in the Metal-
MTGN 334 Chemical Processing of Materials
lurgical and Materials Engineering Program emphasizes the
and three out of the following five courses.
following applications:
MTGN 430 Physical Chemistry of Iron and Steelmaking
1. Materials Processing: Particulate processing, thermo- and
MTGN 431 Hydro- and Electro-Metallurgy
electro-chemical materials-processing, hydrometallurgical
MTGN 432 Pyrometallurgy
processing, synthesis of materials, deformation process-
MTGN 532 Particulate Materials Processing I (can be
ing, casting and welding.
taken as a senior)
MTGN 533 Particulate Materials Processing II (can be
2. Design and Application of Materials: Materials selection,
taken as a senior)
ferrous and nonferrous metals, ceramic materials, polymer-
ic materials, composite materials and electronic materials.
Or other suitable electives as approved by the Kroll Insti-
tute for Extractive Metallurgy (KIEM) faculty
3. Statistical Process Control and Design of Experiments:
Statistical process-control, process capability- analysis and
E. MME Curriculum Requirements: The Metallurgical
design of experiments.
and Materials Engineering course sequence is designed to
fulfill the program goals and to satisfy the curriculum
C. MME Focus Areas: There are three Focus Areas with-
requirements. The time sequence of courses organized by
in the Metallurgical and Materials Engineering curriculum.
degree program, year and semester, is listed below.
These are
Degree Requirements (Metallurgical and
1. Physicochemical Processing of Materials
Materials Engineering)
2. Physical and Manufacturing Metallurgy
Sophomore Year Fall Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
3. Ceramic, Ionic & Electronic Materials
DCGN209 Introduction to Thermodynamics
3
3
MATH213 Calculus for Scientists & Engnr’s III 4
4
4. Materials Engineering
PHGN200 Physics II
3.5
3
4.5
D. Students who take a specific set of courses within the
SYGN202 Engineered Materials Systems
3
3
MME Department (only one of which can be specifically
PAGN201 Physical Education III
2
0.5
required for graduation) can earn an "area of special inter-
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est" (ASI). The ASI will be designated on the students tran-
Sophomore Year Spring Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
script. The present areas of special interest offered by the
MATH225 Differential Equations
3
3
department as well as the course required are as follows:
PHGN300 Modern Physics
3
3
DCGN241 Statics
3
3
ASI in Physical and Manufacturing Metallurgy requires:
EPIC251 Design II
2
3
3
MTGN 442 Engineering Alloys and three out of the fol-
EBGN201 Principles of Economics
3
3
lowing four courses.
SYGN200 Human Systems
3
3
MTGN 300/1 Foundry Metallurgy and Foundry Metal-
PAGN202 Physical Education IV
2
0.5
lurgy Laboratory
Total
18.5
MTGN 456/8 Electron Microscopy and Electron Mi-
Summer Field Session
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
croscopy Laboratory
MTGN272 Particulate Materials Processing
3
MTGN 464 Forging and Forming
Total
3
MTGN 475/7 Metallurgy of Welding and Metallurgy of
Junior Year Fall Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
Welding Laboratory
MTGN311 Structure of Materials
3
3
4
MTGN381 Phase Equilibria
2
2
ASI in Ceramic, Electronic, and Ionic Materials requires:
MTGN351 Metallurgical & Materials
MTGN 412 Ceramic Engineering
Thermodynamics
4
4
MTGN 415 Electronic Properties and Applications of
EGGN320 Mechanics of Materials
3
3
Materials
LAIS/EBGN H&SS GenEd Restricted Elective I
3
3
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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
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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
MTGN450 Stat Process Control & Design
found in the Graduate Degree and Requirements section of
of Experiments
3
3
the Graduate Bulletin. The case study is started during the
MTGN—MTGN Elective
3
3
student’s senior design-project and completed during the
LAIS/EBGN H&SS GenEd Restricted Elective III 3
3
year of graduate study. A student admitted to the program is
Free Elective
3
3
expected to select a graduate advisor, in advance of the
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graduate-studies final year, and prior to the start of their
Senior Year Spring Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
senior year. The case-study topic is then identified and
MTGN466 Design, Selection & Use of Mats
1
6
3
selected in consultation with the graduate advisor. A formal
MTGN415 Electronic Properties &
application, during the senior year, for admission to the
Applications of Materials
or
graduate program in Metallurgical and Materials Engineer-
MTGN442 Engineering Alloys
3
3
ing must be submitted to the Graduate School. Students who
MTGN—MTGN Elective
3
3
have maintained all the standards of the program require-
MTGN—MTGN Elective
3
3
ments leading up to this step, can expect to be admitted.
DCGN381 Electric Circuits, Electronics & Power3
3
#Additional “Emphasis” areas are being developed in con-
Free Elective
3
3
junction with other Departments on Campus.
Total
18
Degree Total
138.5
Explosive Processing of Materials Minor
Program Advisor: Dr. Stephen Liu
Five Year Combined Metallurgical and Materials
There are very few academic explosive engineering-relat-
Engineering Baccalaureate and Master of
ed programs in the United States of America and around the
Engineering in Metallurgical and Materials
world. In fact, Colorado School of Mines is the only educa-
Engineering, with an Electronic-Materials
tional institution that offers an explosive processing of mate-
Emphasis.#
rials minor program in the U.S.A. Built to the tradition of
The Departments of Metallurgical and Materials
combining academic education with hands-on experience of
Engineering and Physics collaborate to offer a five-year pro-
CSM, this minor program will prepare the students for new
gram designed to meet the needs of the electronics and simi-
and developing applications in materials joining, forming
lar high-tech industries. Students who satisfy the requirements
and synthesis that involve the use of explosives.
of the program obtain an undergraduate degree in either
Under proper development of courses and background in
Engineering Physics or in Metallurgical and Materials
explosives, students enrolled in this program will apply
Engineering in four years and a Master of Engineering degree
these energetic materials to the processing of traditional and
in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering at the end of the
advanced materials. The program will focus on the
fifth year. The program is designed to provide for a strong
microstructural and property development in materials as a
background in science fundamentals, as well as specialized
function of deformation rate. Selection of suitable explosives
training in the materials-science and processing needs of
and proper parameters, selection of specific materials for
these industries. Thus, the educational objective of the pro-
explosive processing and application, and optimization of
gram is to provide students with the specific educational
post-processing properties are the three major attributes
requirements to begin a career in microelectronics and, at
acquired at the completion of this minor program. With the
the same time, a broad and flexible background necessary
help of the program advisor, the students will design and
to remain competitive in this exciting and rapidly changing
select the proper course sequence and complete a hands-on
industry. The undergraduate electives which satisfy the
research project under the supervision of a faculty advisor.
requirements of the program and an overall curriculum
are outlined in an informational package “Enhanced
Program for Preparation for Microelectronics,” available
from either the Physics or Metallurgical and Materials
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Description of Courses
failure identification. This course is designed for students
Freshman Year
from outside the Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
MTGN198. SPECIAL TOPICS IN METALLURGICAL
Department. Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor. 3 hours
AND MATERIALS ENGINEERING (I, II) Pilot course or
lecture; 3 semester hours.
special topics course. Topics chosen from special interests of
MTGN302. FOUNDRY METALLURGY LABORATORY
instructor(s) and student(s). The course topic is generally
(II) Experiments in the foundry designed to supplement the
offered only once. Prerequisite: Instructor consent. 1 to 3
lectures of MTGN300. Co-requisite: MTGN300. 3 hours lab;
semester hours. Repeatable for credit under different titles.
1 semester hour.
MTGN199. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Independent
MTGN311. STRUCTURE OF MATERIALS (I) (WI)
work leading to a comprehensive report. This work may take
Principles of crystallography and crystal chemistry. Charac-
the form of conferences, library, and laboratory work. Choice
terization of crystalline materials using X-ray diffraction
of problem is arranged between student and a specific Depart-
techniques. Applications to include compound identification,
ment faculty-member. Prerequisite: Selection of topic with
lattice parameter measurement, orientation of single crystals,
consent of faculty supervisor; “Independent Study Form”
and crystal structure determination. Laboratory experiments
must be completed and submitted to Registrar. 1 to 3 semes-
to supplement the lectures. Prerequisites: PHGN200/210 and
ter hours. Repeatable for credit.
SYGN202. 3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 4 semester hours.
Sophomore Year
MTGN334. CHEMICAL PROCESSING OF MATERIALS
MTGN272. PARTICULATE MATERIALS PROCESSING
(II) Development and application of fundamental principles
(S) Field session. Characterization and production of parti-
related to the processing of metals and materials by ther-
cles. Physical and interfacial phenomena associated with par-
mochemical and aqueous and fused salt electrochemical/
ticulate processes. Applications to metal and ceramic powder
chemical routes. The course material is presented within the
processing. Laboratory projects and plant visits. Prerequi-
framework of a formalism that examines the physical chem-
sites: DCGN209 and PHGN200. 3 weeks; 3 semester hours.
istry, thermodynamics, reaction mechanisms and kinetics in-
MTGN298. SPECIAL TOPICS IN METALLURGICAL
herent to a wide selection of chemical-processing systems.
AND MATERIALS ENGINEERING (I, II) Pilot course or
This general formalism provides for a transferable knowledge-
special topics course. Topics chosen from special interests of
base to other systems not specifically covered in the course.
instructor(s) and student(s). The course topic is generally
Prerequisite: MTGN272 and MTGN351. 3 hours lecture;
offered only once. Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor. 1 to 3
3 semester hours.
semester hours. Repeatable for credit under different titles.
MTGN340. COOPERATIVE EDUCATION (I, II, S) Super-
MTGN299. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Independent
vised, full-time, engineering-related employment for a con-
work leading to a comprehensive report. This work may take
tinuous six-month period (or its equivalent) in which specific
the form of conferences, library, and laboratory work. Choice
educational objectives are achieved. Prerequisite: Second-
of problem is arranged between student and a specific Depart-
semester sophomore status and a cumulative grade-point
ment faculty-member. Prerequisite: Selection of topic with
average of at least 2.00. 1 to 3 semester hours. Cooperative
consent of faculty supervisor; “Independent Study Form”
Education credit does not count toward graduation except
must be completed and submitted to Registrar. 1 to 3 semes-
under special conditions. Repeatable.
ter hours. Repeatable for credit.
MTGN348. MICROSTRUCTURAL DEVELOPMENT (II)
Junior Year
(WI) Introduction to the relationships between microstruc-
MTGN300. FOUNDRY METALLURGY (II) Design and
ture and properties of materials, with emphasis on metals.
metallurgical aspects of casting, patterns, molding materials
Fundamentals of imperfections in crystalline materials, phase
and processes, solidification processes, risering and gating
equlibria, recrystallization and grain growth, strengthening
concepts, casting defects and inspection, melting practice, cast
mechanisms, and phase transformations. Laboratory sessions
alloy selection. Prerequisite: PHGN200/210. Co-requisite:
devoted to experiments illustrating the fundamentals pre-
MTGN302 or Consent of Instructor. 2 hours lecture; 2 se-
sented in the lectures. Prerequisites: MTGN311 and
mester hours.
MTGN351. 3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 4 semester hours.
MTGN301. MATERIALS ENGINEERING DESIGN AND
MTGN351. METALLURGICAL AND MATERIALS
MAINTENANCE (I) Introduction of the necessary metal-
THERMODYNAMICS (I) Applications of thermodynamics
lurgical concepts for effective mine maintenance. Topics to
in extractive and physical metallurgy and materials science.
include steel selection, heat treatment, mechanical proper-
Thermodynamics of solutions including solution models,
ties, casting design and alloys, casting defects, welding
calculation of activities from phase diagrams, and measure-
materials and processes selection, weld defects, weld design,
ments of thermodynamic properties of alloys and slags. Re-
forms of corrosion protection, stainless steel, mechanical
action equilibria with examples in alloy systems and slags.
forming, aluminum and copper alloy systems, and metal
Phase stability analysis. Thermodynamic principles of phase
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diagrams in material systems, defect equilibrium and inter-
gical and Materials Engineering faculty. Work may include
actions. Prerequisite: DCGN209. 4 hours lecture; 4 semester
library and laboratory research on topics of relevance. Oral
hours.
presentation will be given at the end of the second semester
MTGN352. METALLURGICAL AND MATERIALS
and written thesis submitted to the committee for evaluation.
KINETICS (II) Introduction to reaction kinetics: chemical
Prerequisites: Senior standing in the Department of Metallur-
kinetics, atomic and molecular diffusion, surface thermo-
gical and Materials Engineering and Consent of Department
dynamics and kinetics of interfaces and nucleation-and-growth.
Head. 3 hours per semester. Repeatable for credit to a maxi-
Applications to materials processing and performance aspects
mum of 6 hours.
associated with gas/solid reactions, precipitation and dissolu-
MTGN412/MLGN512. CERAMIC ENGINEERING (I)
tion behavior, oxidation and corrosion, purification of semi-
Application of engineering principles to nonmetallic and
conductors, carburizing of steel, formation of p-n junctions
ceramic materials. Processing of raw materials and produc-
and other important materials systems. Prerequisite: MTGN351.
tion of ceramic bodies, glazes, glasses, enamels, and cements.
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
Firing processes and reactions in glass bonded as well as me-
MTGN381. INTRODUCTION TO PHASE EQUILIBRIA
chanically bonded systems. Prerequisite: MTGN348. 3 hours
IN MATERIALS SYSTEMS (I) Review of the concepts of
lecture; 3 semester hours.
chemical equilibrium and derivation of the Gibbs Phase
MTGN414/MLGN544. PROCESSING OF CERAMICS (II)
Rule. Application of the Gibbs Phase Rule to interpreting
Principles of ceramic processing and the relationship be-
one, two and three component Phase Equilibrium Diagrams.
tween processing and microstructure. Raw materials and
Application to alloy and ceramic materials systems. Empha-
raw materials preparation, forming and fabrication, thermal
sis on the evolution of phases and their amounts and the
processing, and finishing of ceramic materials will be cov-
resulting microstructural development. Prerequisite/
ered. Principles will be illustrated by case studies on specific
Co-requisite: MTGN351. 2 hours lecture; 2 semester hours.
ceramic materials. A project to design a ceramic fabrication
MTGN390/EGGN390. MATERIALS AND MANUFAC-
process is required. Field trips to local ceramic manufactur-
TURING PROCESSES (I, II, S) Engineering materials and
ing operations. Prerequisite: MTGN31 or consent of the in-
the manufacturing processes used in their conversion into a
structor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
product or structure as critical considerations in design. Prop-
MTGN415/MLGN515. ELECTRICAL PROPERTIES AND
erties, characteristics, typical selection criteria, and applica-
APPLICATIONS OF MATERIALS (II) Survey of the elec-
tions are reviewed for ferrous and nonferrous metals, plastics
trical properties of materials, and the applications of materi-
and composites. Characteristics, features, and economics of
als as electrical circuit components. The effects of chemistry,
basic shaping operations are addressed with regard to their
processing and microstructure on the electrical properties.
limitations and applications and the types of processing
Functions, performance requirements and testing methods of
equipment available. Related technology such as measure-
materials for each type of circuit component. General topics
ment and inspection procedures, numerical control systems
covered are conductors, resistors, insulators, capacitors,
and automated operations are introduced concomitantly. Pre-
energy converters, magnetic materials and integrated
requisite: EGGN320 and SYGN202 or Consent of Instructor.
circuits. Prerequisites: PHGN200, MTGN311 or MLGN501,
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
MTGN398. SPECIAL TOPICS IN METALLURGICAL
MTGN416/MLGN516. PROPERTIES OF CERAMICS (II)
AND MATERIALS ENGINEERING (I, II) Pilot course or
Survey of the properties of ceramic materials and how these
special topics course. Topics chosen from special interests of
properties are determined by the chemical structure (compo-
instructor(s) and student(s). The course topic is generally
sition), crystal structure, and the microstructure of crystalline
offered only once. Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor. 1 to 3
ceramics and glasses. Thermal, optical, and mechanical prop-
semester hours. Repeatable for credit under different titles.
erties of single-phase and multiphase ceramics, including
MTGN399. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Independent
composites, are covered. Prerequisites: PHGN200, MTGN311
work leading to a comprehensive report. This work may take
or MLGN501, MTGN4l2 or Consent of Instructor. 3 hours
the form of conferences, library, and laboratory work. Choice
lecture, 3 semester hours.
of problem is arranged between student and a specific Depart-
MTGN417. REFRACTORY MATERIALS (I) Refractory
ment faculty-member. Prerequisite: Selection of topic with
materials in metallurgical construction. Oxide phase dia-
consent of faculty supervisor; “Independent Study Form”
grams for analyzing the behavior of metallurgical slags in
must be completed and submitted to Registrar. 1 to 3 semes-
contact with materials of construction. Prerequisite: Consent
ter hours. Repeatable for credit.
of Instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
Senior Year
MTGN419/MLGN519. NON-CRYSTALLINE MATERIALS
MTGN403. SENIOR THESIS (I, II) Two semester individ-
(II) Introduction to the principles of glass science-and-
ual research under the direction of members of the Metallur-
engineering and non-crystalline materials in general. Glass
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formation, structure, crystallization and properties will be
fer operations. Examples from processes in physicochemical
covered, along with a survey of commercial glass composi-
and physical metallurgy. Prerequisite: MTGN334 or Consent
tions, manufacturing processes and applications. Prerequi-
of Instructor. Co-requisite: MTGN438 or Consent of Instruc-
sites: MTGN311 or MLGN501, MLGN512/MTGN412, or
tor. 2 hours lecture; 2 semester hours.
Consent of Instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
MTGN438. CONTROL AND INSTRUMENTATION OF
MTGN422. PROCESS ANALYSIS AND DEVELOPMENT
METALLURGICAL PROCESSES LABORATORY (II)
(II) Aspects of process development, plant design and man-
Experiments designed to supplement the lectures in
agement. Prerequisite: MTGN334. Co-requisite: MTGN424
MTGN436. Prerequisite: MTGN436 or Consent of
or Consent of Instructor. 2 hours lecture; 2 semester hours.
Instructor. 3 hours lab; 1 semester hour.
MTGN424. PROCESS ANALYSIS AND DEVELOPMENT
MTGN442. ENGINEERING ALLOYS (II) This course is
LABORATORY (II) Projects to accompany the lectures in
intended to be an important component of the physical metal-
MTGN422. Prerequisite: MTGN422 or Consent of Instructor.
lurgy sequence, to reinforce and integrate principles from
3 hours lab; 1 semester hour.
earlier courses, and enhance the breadth and depth of under-
MTGN430. PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY OF IRON AND
standing of concepts in a wide variety of alloy systems.
STEELMAKING (I) Physical chemistry principles of blast
Metallic systems considered include iron and steels, copper,
furnace and direct reduction production of iron and refining
aluminum, titanium, superalloys, etc. Phase stability, micro-
of iron to steel. Discussion of raw materials, productivity,
structural evolution and structure/property relationships are
impurity removal, deoxidation, alloy additions, and ladle
emphasized. Prerequisite: MTGN348 or Consent of Instruc-
metallurgy. Prerequisite: MTGN334. 3 hours lecture; 3 se-
tor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
mester hours.
MTGN445/MLGN505*. MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF
MTGN431. HYDRO- AND ELECTRO-METALLURGY (I)
MATERIALS (I) (WI) Mechanical properties and relation-
Physicochemical principles associated with the extraction
ships. Plastic deformation of crystalline materials. Relation-
and refining of metals by hydro- and electrometallurgical
ships of microstructures to mechanical strength. Fracture,
techniques. Discussion of unit processes in hydrometallurgy,
creep, and fatigue. Laboratory sessions devoted to advanced
electrowinning, and electrorefining. Analysis of integrated
mechanical-testing techniques to illustrate the application of
flowsheets for the recovery of nonferrous metals. Prerequi-
the fundamentals presented in the lectures. Prerequisite:
sites: MTGN334, MTGN351 and MTGN352. Co-requisite:
MTGN348. 3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 4/3* semester hours.
MTGN461, MTGN433 or Consent of Instructor. 2 hours
*This is a 3 semester-hours graduate-course in the Materials
lecture; 2 semester hours.
Science Program (ML) and a 4 semester-hours undergradu-
ate-course in the MTGN program.
MTGN432. PYROMETALLURGY (II) Extraction and re-
fining of metals including emerging practices. Modifications
MTGN450/MLGN550. STATISTICAL PROCESS CON-
driven by environmental regulations and by energy mini-
TROL AND DESIGN OF EXPERIMENTS (I) Introduction
mization. Analysis and design of processes and the impact of
to statistical process control, process capability analysis and
economic constraints. Prerequisite: MTGN334. 3 hours lec-
experimental design techniques. Statistical process control
ture; 3 semester hours.
theory and techniques developed and applied to control
charts for variables and attributes involved in process control
MTGN433. HYDRO- AND ELECTRO-METALLURGY
and evaluation. Process capability concepts developed and
LABORATORY (I) Experiments designed to supplement the
applied to the evaluation of manufacturing processes. Theory
lectures in MTGN431. Co-requisite: MTGN431 or Consent
of designed experiments developed and applied to full fac-
of Instructor. 3 hours lab; 1 semester hours.
torial experiments, fractional factorial experiments, screening
MTGN434. DESIGN AND ECONOMICS OF METALLUR-
experiments, multilevel experiments and mixture experi-
GICAL PLANTS (II) Design of metallurgical processing
ments. Analysis of designed experiments by graphical and
systems. Methods for estimating process costs and profitabil-
statistical techniques. Introduction to computer software for
ity. Performance, selection, and design of process equipment.
statistical process control and for the design and analysis of
Integration of process units into a working plant and its eco-
experiments. Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor. 3 hours lec-
nomics, construction, and operation. Market research and
ture, 3 semester hours.
surveys. Prerequisites: DCGN209, MTGN351 or Consent of
MTGN451. CORROSION ENGINEERING (II) Principles
Instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
of electrochemistry. Corrosion mechanisms. Methods of cor-
MTGN436. CONTROL AND INSTRUMENTATION OF
rosion control including cathodic and anodic protection and
METALLURGICAL PROCESSES (II) Analysis of processes
coatings. Examples, from various industries, of corrosion
for metal extraction and refining using classical and direct-
problems and solutions. Prerequisite: DCGN209. 3 hours
search optimization methods and classical process control
lecture; 3 semester hours
with the aid of chemical functions and thermodynamic trans-
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MTGN452. CERAMIC AND METAL MATRIX COMPOS-
conjunction with correlation and prediction strategies for
ITES Introduction to the synthesis, processing, structure,
analysis of results. Prerequisites: MATH225, MTGN334 and
properties and performance of ceramic and metal matrix
MTGN352. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
composites. Survey of various types of composites, and cor-
MTGN462/ESGN462. SOLID WASTE MINIMIZATION
relation between processing, structural architecture and prop-
AND RECYCLING (I) This course will examine, using case
erties. Prerequisites: MTGN272, MTGN311, MTGN348,
studies, how industry applies engineering principles to mini-
MTGN351. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours
mize waste formation and to meet solid waste recycling chal-
MTGN453. PRINCIPLES OF INTEGRATED CIRCUIT
lenges. Both proven and emerging solutions to solid waste
PROCESSING (I) Introduction to the electrical conductivity
environmental problems, especially those associated with
of semiconductor materials; qualitative discussion of active
metals, will be discussed. Prerequisites: EGGN/ESGN353,
semiconductor devices; discussion of the steps in integrated
EGGN/ESGN354, and ESGN302/CHGN403 or Consent of
circuit fabrication; detailed investigation of the materials sci-
Instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
ence and engineering principles involved in the various steps
MTGN463. POLYMER ENGINEERING (I) Introduction to
of VLSI device fabrication; a presentation of device packag-
the structure and properties of polymeric materials, their
ing techniques and the processes and principles involved.
deformation and failure mechanisms, and the design and
Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semes-
fabrication of polymeric end items. Molecular and crystallo-
ter hours.
graphic structures of polymers will be developed and related
MTGN456. ELECTRON MICROSCOPY (II) Introduction
to the elastic, viscoelastic, yield and fracture properties of
to electron optics and the design and application of transmis-
polymeric solids and reinforced polymer composites. Em-
sion and scanning electron microscopes. Interpretation of
phasis on forming and joining techniques for end-item fabri-
images produced by various contrast mechanisms. Electron
cation including: extrusion, injection molding, reaction
diffraction analysis and the indexing of electron diffraction
injection molding, thermoforming, and blow molding. The
patterns. Prerequisite: MTGN311 or Consent of Instructor.
design of end-items in relation to: materials selection, manu-
Co-requisite: MTGN458. 2 hours lecture; 2 semester hours.
facturing engineering, properties, and applications. Prerequi-
MTGN458. ELECTRON MICROSCOPY LABORATORY
site: Consent of Instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
(II) Laboratory exercises to illustrate specimen preparation
MTGN464. FORGING AND FORMING (II) Introduction
techniques, microscope operation, and the interpretation of
to plasticity. Survey and analysis of working operations of
images produced from a variety of specimens, and to supple-
forging, extrusion, rolling, wire drawing and sheet-metal
ment the lectures in MTGN456. Co-requisite: MTGN456.
forming. Metallurgical structure evolution during working.
3 hours lab; 1 semester hour.
Prerequisites: EGGN320 and MTGN348 or EGGN350.
MTGN461. TRANSPORT PHENOMENA AND REACTOR
2 hours lecture; 3 hours lab, 3 semester hours
DESIGN FOR METALLURGICAL-AND-MATERIALS
MTGN465. MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF CERAMICS
ENGINEERS (I) Introduction to the conserved-quantities:
Mechanical properties of ceramics and ceramic-based com-
momentum, heat, and mass transfer, and application of chem-
posites; brittle fracture of solids; toughening mechanisms in
ical kinetics to elementary reactor-design. Examples from
composites; fatigue, high temperature mechanical behavior,
materials processing and process metallurgy. Molecular
including fracture, creep deformation. Prerequisites:
transport properties: viscosity, thermal conductivity, and
MTGN445, MTGN412 or consent of instructor. 3 hours lec-
mass diffusivity of materials encountered during processing
ture; 3 semester hours. (Spring.)
operations. Uni-directional transport: problem formulation
MTGN466. MATERIALS DESIGN: SYNTHESIS, CHAR-
based on the required balance of the conserved- quantity ap-
ACTERIZATION AND SELECTION (II) (WI) Application
plied to a control-volume. Prediction of velocity, temperature
of fundamental materials-engineering principles to the design
and concentration profiles. Equations of change: continuity,
of systems for extraction and synthesis, and to the selection
motion, and energy. Transport with two independent variables
of materials. Systems covered range from those used for met-
(unsteady-state behavior). Interphase transport: dimensionless
allurgical processing to those used for processing of emer-
correlations friction factor, heat, and mass transfer coefficients.
gent materials. Microstructural design, characterization and
Elementary concepts of radiation heat-transfer. Flow behavior
properties evaluation provide the basis for linking synthesis
in packed beds. Design equations for: Continuous- Flow/
to applications. Selection criteria tied to specific require-
Batch Reactors with Uniform Dispersion and Plug Flow
ments such as corrosion resistance, wear and abrasion resist-
Reactors. Digital computer methods for the design of metal-
ance, high temperature service, cryogenic service, vacuum
lurgical systems. Laboratory sessions devoted to: Tutorials/
systems, automotive systems, electronic and optical systems,
Demonstrations to facilitate the understanding of concepts
high strength/weight ratios, recycling, economics and safety
related to selected topics; and, Projects with the primary focus
issues. Materials investigated include mature and emergent
on the operating principles and use of modern electronic-
metallic, ceramic and composite systems used in the manu-
instrumentation for measurements on lab-scale systems in
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facturing and fabrication industries. Student-team design-
Mining Engineering
activities including oral- and written–reports. Prerequisite:
MTGN351, MTGN352, MTGN445 and MTGN461 or Con-
TIBOR G. ROZGONYI, Professor and Department Head
sent of Instructor. 1 hour lecture, 6 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
KADRI DAGDELEN, Professor
UGUR OZBAY, Professor
MTGN475. METALLURGY OF WELDING (I) Introduc-
LEVENT OZDEMIR, Professor and Director of Earth Mechanics
tion to welding processes thermal aspects; metallurgical
Institute
evaluation of resulting microstructures; attendant phase
MARK KUCHTA, Associate Professor
transformations; selection of filler metals; stresses; stress
HUGH MILLER, Associate Professor
relief and annealing; preheating and post heating; distortion
MASAMI NAKAGAWA, Associate Professor
and defects; welding ferrous and nonferrous alloys; and, weld-
MANOHAR ARORA, Senior Lecturer
ing tests. Prerequisite: MTGN348. Co-requisite: MTGN477.
VILEM PETR, Research Associate Professor
2 hours lecture; 2 semester hours.
Program Description
MTGN477. METALLURGY OF WELDING LABORATORY
Mining engineering is a broad profession, which embraces
(I) Experiments designed to supplement the lectures in
all required activities to facilitate the recovery of valuable
MTGN475. Prerequisite: MTGN475. 3 hours lab; 1 semester
minerals and products from the earth’s crust for the benefit
hour.
of humanity. It is one of the oldest engineering professions,
MTGN498. SPECIAL TOPICS IN METALLURGICAL
which continues to grow in importance. It has often been
AND MATERIALS ENGINEERING (I, II) Pilot course or
said: “If it was not grown in the field or fished out of the
special topics course. Topics chosen from special interests of
water, then it must have been mined.” An adequate supply of
instructor(s) and student(s). The course topic is generally
mineral products at competitive prices is the life-blood of the
offered only once. Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor. 1 to 3
continuing growth of industrialized nations and the founda-
semester hours. Repeatable for credit under different titles.
tion of the progress for the developing countries.
MTGN499. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Independent
The function of the mining engineer is to apply knowledge
advanced-work leading to a comprehensive report. This work
of pertinent scientific theory, engineering fundamentals, and
may take the form of conferences, library, and laboratory
improved technology to recover natural resources. Mining is a
work. Selection of problem is arranged between student and
world-wide activity involving the extraction of non-metallics,
a specific Department faculty-member. Prerequisite: Selec-
metal ores of all kinds, and solid fuel and energy sources
tion of topic with consent of faculty supervisor; “Independent
such as coal and nuclear materials. In addition to mineral
Study Form” must be completed and submitted to Registrar.
extraction, the skills of mining engineers are also needed in a
1 to 3 semester hours. Repeatable for credit.
variety of fields where the earth’s crust is utilized, such as the
underground construction industry. The construction industry,
with its requirements of developing earth (rock) systems,
tunnels and underground chambers, and the hazardous waste
disposal industry are examples of such applications. These
are expanding needs, with a shortage of competent people;
the mining engineer is well qualified to meet these needs.
The importance of ecological and environmental planning
is recognized and given significant attention in all aspects of
the mining engineering curriculum.
CSM mining engineering students study the principles and
techniques of mineral exploration, and underground and sur-
face mining operations, as well as, mineral processing
technologies. Studies include rock mechanics, rock fragmen-
tation, plant and mine design, mine ventilation, surveying,
valuation, industrial hygiene, mineral law, mine safety, com-
puting, mineral processing, solution mining and operations
research. Throughout the mining engineering curriculum, a
constant effort is made to maintain a balance between theo-
retical principles and their engineering applications. The
mining engineering graduate is qualified for positions in en-
gineering, supervision, and research.
The program leading to the degree Bachelor of Science
in Mining Engineering is accredited by the Engineering
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Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for
application of engineering principles to solving problems, in
Engineering and Technology, 111 Market Place, Suite 1050,
short, engineering design in an earth systems approach.
Baltimore, MD 21202-4012, telephone (410) 347-7700.
Degree Requirements (Mining Engineering)
Program Educational Objectives (Bachelor of
Sophomore Year Fall Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
Science in Mining Engineering)
MATH213 Calc. for Scientists & Engn’rs III
4
4
In addition to contributing toward achieving the educa-
PHGN200 Physics II
3.5
3
4.5
EBGN201 Principles of Economics
3
3
tional objectives described in the CSM Graduate profile and
DCGN241 Statics
3
3
the ABET Accreditation Criteria, the educational objectives
EPIC251 Design II
2
3
3
which the Mining Engineering Department aspires to accom-
PAGN201 Physical Education III
2
0.5
plish can be seen in the attributes of our graduates. The grad-
Total
18
uate is equipped with:
Sophomore Year Spring Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
A sound knowledge in the required basic sciences and
EGGN351 Fluid Mechanics
3
3
engineering fundamentals;
MATH225 Differential Equations
3
3
MNGN210 Introductory Mining
3
3
Knowledge and experience in the application of engi-
SYGN200 Human Systems
3
3
neering principles to the exploitation of earth’s
MNGN317 Dynamics for Mn. Engs.
1
1
resources and construction of earth (rock) systems in
EGGN320 Mechanics of Materials
3
3
an engineering systems orientation and setting;
PAGN202 Physical Education IV
2
0.5
Total
16.5
Ability to solve complex mining and earth systems
related problems;
Summer Field Session
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
MNGN300 Summer Field Session
3
Capability for team work and decision making;
Total
3
Appreciation of the global role of minerals in the
Junior Year Fall Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
changing world;
EGGN371 Engineering Thermodynamics
3
3
MNGN308 Mine Safety
1
1
Desire for continuing education, intellectual and profes-
MNGN309 Mine Engineering Lab
8
2
sional development, analysis and creativity;
MNGN312 Surface Mine Design
2
3
3
Self confidence and articulation, with high professional
MNGN321 Introductory Rock Mechanics
2
3
3
and ethical standards.
GEOL310 Earth Materials and Resources
4
4
Free Elective
3
3
Curriculum
Total
19
The mining engineering curriculum is devised to facilitate
Junior Year Spring Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
the widest employability of CSM graduates. The curriculum is
DCGN381 Electrical Circuits, Elec. & Pwr
3
3
based on scientific engineering and geologic fundamentals and
LAIS/EBGN H&SS Elective I
3
3
the application of these fundamentals to design and operate
MNGN314 Underground Mine Design
3
3
mines and to create structures in rock and prepare mine prod-
MNGN316 Coal Mining Methods and Design
2
3
3
ucts for the market. To achieve this goal, the curriculum is
GEOL311 Structural Geology
2
2
designed to ensure that the graduates:
Free Elective
3
3
Total
17
become broad based mining engineers who can tackle
the problems of both hard and soft rock mining,
Senior Year Fall Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
MNGN408 Underground Design and Const.
2
2
regardless of whether the mineral deposit requires
MNGN414 Mine Plant Design
2
3
3
surface or underground methods of extraction,
MNGN428 Mining Eng. Design Report I
3
1
have an opportunity, through elective courses, to spe-
MNGN438 Geostatistics
2
3
3
cialize in one or more aspects of the mining engineer-
MNGN322/323 Intro. to Mineral Processing
3
2
3
ing profession,
LAIS/EBGN H&SS Elective II
3
3
Free Elective
3
3
are interested in an academic or research career, or wish
Total
18
to pursue employment in related fields, have a suffi-
Senior Year Spring Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
ciently sound scientific and engineering foundation to
MNGN429 Mining Eng. Design Report II
3
2
do so effectively.
MNGN433 Mine Systems Analysis I
3
3
This purpose permeates both the lower and upper divi-
MNGN427 Mine Valuation
2
2
MNGN424 Mine Ventilation
2
3
3
sion courses. Another important aspect of the curriculum is
MNGN410 Excavation Project Management
2
2
the development of the students’ capabilities to be team
LAIS/EBGN H&SS Elective III
3
3
members, with the added objective of preparing them for leader-
Total
15
ship in their professional life. The curriculum focuses on the
Degree Total
139.5
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Minor Programs
to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours. Repeat-
The Mining Engineering Department offers two minor
able for credit.
programs; the traditional mining engineering program for
Sophomore Year
non-mining majors and in explosive engineering.
MNGN210. INTRODUCTORY MINING (I, II) Survey of
Mining Engineering Minor
mining and mining economics. Topics include mining law,
The minor program in mining engineering requires stu-
exploration and sampling, reserve estimation, project evalua-
dents to take MNGN210, Introduction to Mining, 3 credit
tion, basic unit operations including drilling, blasting, load-
hours, two from the following three courses; MNGN312,
ing and hauling, support, shaft sinking and an introduction to
Surface Mine Design, MNGN314, Underground Mine
surface and underground mining methods. Prerequisite:
Design or MNGN316, Coal Mining Methods and Design
None. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
plus nine credit hours of other courses from mining engi-
MNGN298. SPECIAL TOPICS IN MINING ENGINEER-
neering. The list of available courses can be found in the
ING (I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics
mining engineering department office.
chosen from special interests of instructor(s) and student(s).
Area of Specialization in mining engineering (12 credit
Usually the course is offered only once. Prerequisite: Instruc-
hours of course work) is also available and should be dis-
tor consent. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours. Repeatable
cussed with a faculty member in the mining engineering
for credit under different titles.
department and approved by the Department Head.
MNGN299. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) (WI) ) Individ-
Explosive Engineering Minor
ual research or special problem projects supervised by a fac-
Program Advisor: Dr. Vilem Petr
ulty member. When a student and instructor agree on a
There are very few academic explosive engineering pro-
subject matter, content, method of assessment, and credit
grams world wide. In fact, Colorado School of Mines is the
hours, it must be approved by the Department Head. Prereq-
only educational institution that offers an explosive engi-
uisite: "Independent Study" form must be completed and
neering minor program in the U.S.A. Developed in the
submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit
CSM tradition of combining academic education with
hours. Repeatable for credit.
hands-on experience, this minor program will prepare stu-
MNGN300. SUMMER FIELD SESSION (S) Classroom
dents for new and developing applications involving the use
and field instructions in the theory and practice of surface
of explosives in the mining and materials engineering,
and underground mine surveying. Introduction to the applica-
underground construction, oil and gas operations, demoli-
tion of various computer-aided mine design software packages
tion, homeland security, military, forensic investigations,
incorporated in upper division mining courses. Prerequisite:
manufacturing and material synthesis.
completion of sophomore year; Duration: first three weeks of
With the proper program development of courses and
field term; 3 semester hours.
basic knowledge in explosive engineering, students enrolled
MNGN317. DYNAMICS FOR MINING ENGINEERS (II)
in this program will discover and gain insight into the excit-
For mining engineering majors only. Absolute and relative
ing industrial applications of explosives, selection of explo-
motions, kinetics, work-energy, impulse-momentum and
sives, and the correct and safe use of the energetic materials.
angular impulse-momentum. Prerequisite: MATH213/223,
With the help of the program advisor, the students will
DCGN241. 1 hour lecture; 1 semester hour.
design and select the proper course sequence and complete a
Junior Year
hands-on research project under the supervision of a faculty
MNGN308. MINE SAFETY (I) Causes and prevention of
advisor
accidents. Mine safety regulations. Mine rescue training.
Description of Courses
Safety management and organization. Prerequisite: MNGN210.
Freshman Year
1 hour lecture; 1 semester hour. Should be taken concurrently
MNGN198. SPECIAL TOPICS IN MINING ENGINEER-
with MNGN309.
ING (I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics
MNGN309. MINING ENGINEERING LABORATORY (I)
chosen from special interests of instructor(s) and student(s).
Training in practical mine labor functions including: opera-
Usually the course is offered only once. Prerequisite: Instruc-
tion of jackleg drills, jumbo drills, muckers, and LHD ma-
tor consent. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours. Repeatable
chines. Training stresses safe operation of equipment and
for credit under different titles.
safe handling of explosives. Introduction to front-line man-
MNGN199. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) (WI) Indi-
agement techniques. Prerequisite: MNGN210. 2 semester
vidual research or special problem projects supervised by
hours. Should be taken concurrently with MNGN308.
a faculty member, also, when a student and instructor agree
MNGN312. SURFACE MINE DESIGN (I) (WI) Analysis
on a subject matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite:
of elements of surface mine operation and design of surface
“Independent Study” form must be completed and submitted
mining system components with emphasis on minimization
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of adverse environmental impact and maximization of effi-
MNGN399. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) (WI) Individ-
cient use of mineral resources. Ore estimates, unit operations,
ual research or special problem projects supervised by a fac-
equipment selection, final pit determinations, short- and long-
ulty member. When a student and instructor agree on a
range planning, road layouts, dump planning, and cost esti-
subject matter, content, method of assessment, and credit
mation. Prerequisite: MNGN210 and MNGN300. 2 hours
hours, it must be approved by the Department Head. Prereq-
lecture, 3 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
uisite: "Independent Study" form must be completed and
MNGN316. COAL MINING METHODS (II) (WI) Devoted
submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit
to surface and underground coal mining methods and design.
hours. Repeatable for credit.
The surface mining portion emphasizes area-mining methods,
Senior Year
including pertinent design-related regulations, and over-
MNGN314. UNDERGROUND MINE DESIGN (II) Selec-
burden removal systems. Pit layout, sequencing, overburden
tion, design, and development of most suitable underground
equipment selection and cost estimation are presented. The
mining methods based upon the physical and the geological
underground mining portion emphasizes general mine layout;
properties of mineral deposits (metallics and nonmetallics),
detailed layout of continuous, conventional, longwall, and
conservation considerations, and associated environmental
shortwall sections. General cost and manning requirements;
impacts. Reserve estimates, development and production
and production analysis. Federal and state health and safety
planning, engineering drawings for development and extrac-
regulations are included in all aspects of mine layout. Pre-
tion, underground haulage systems, and cost estimates. Pre-
requisite: MNGN210. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab, 3 semester
requisite: MNGN210 and MNGN300. 2 hours lecture,
hours
3 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
MNGN321. INTRODUCTION TO ROCK MECHANICS
MNGN322/323. INTRODUCTION TO MINERAL PRO-
Physical properties of rock, and fundamentals of rock sub-
CESSING AND LABORATORY (I) Principles and practice
stance and rock mass response to applied loads. Principles
of crushing, grinding, size classification; mineral concentra-
of elastic analysis and stress-strain relationships. Elementary
tion technologies including magnetic and electrostatic sepa-
principles of the theoretical and applied design of under-
ration, gravity separation, and flotation. Sedimentation,
ground openings and pit slopes. Emphasis on practical ap-
thickening, filtration and product drying as well as tailings
plied aspects. Prerequisite: DCGN241 or MNGN317. 2 hours
disposal technologies are included. The course is open to all
lecture, 3 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
CSM students. Prerequisite: PHGN200/210, MATH213/223.
MNGN333. EXPLOSIVES ENGINEERING I This course
2 hours lecture; 3 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
gives students in engineering and applied sciences the oppor-
MNGN404. TUNNELING (I) Modern tunneling techniques.
tunity to examine and develop a fundamental knowledge in-
Emphasis on evaluation of ground conditions, estimation of
cluding terminology and understanding of explosives science
support requirements, methods of tunnel driving and boring,
and engineering concepts. Student learning will be demon-
design systems and equipment, and safety. Prerequisite:
strated by assignments, quizzes, and exams. Learning assis-
None. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
tance will come in the form of multidisciplinary lectures
MNGN405. ROCK MECHANICS IN MINING (I) The
complemented by a few experts’ lectures from government,
course deals with the rock mechanics aspect of design of
industry and the explosives engineering community. Pre-req-
mine layouts developed in both underground and surface.
uisites: none. 3 semester hours.
Underground mining sections includes design of coal and
MNGN340. COOPERATIVE EDUCATION (I, II, S) Super-
hard rock pillars, mine layout design for tabular and massive
vised, full-time, engineering-related employment for a con-
ore bodies, assessment of caving characteristics of ore bodies,
tinuous six-month period (or its equivalent) in which specific
performance and application of backfill, and phenomenon of
educational objectives are achieved. Prerequisite: Second
rock burst and its alleviation. Surface mining portion covers
semester sophomore status and a cumulative grade-point
rock mass characterization, failure modes of slopes excavated
average of at least 2.00. 0 to 3 semester hours. Cooperative
in rock masses, probabilistic and deterministic approaches to
Education credit does not count toward graduation except
design of slopes, and remedial measures for slope stability
under special conditions.
problems. Prerequisite: MNGN321 or equivalent. 3 hours
MNGN398. SPECIAL TOPICS IN MINING ENGINEER-
lecture; 3 semester hours.
ING (I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics
MNGN406. DESIGN AND SUPPORT OF UNDERGROUND
chosen from special interests of instructor(s) and student(s).
EXCAVATIONS Design of underground excavations and
Usually the course is offered only once. Prerequisite: Instruc-
support. Analysis of stress and rock mass deformations
tor consent. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours. Repeatable
around excavations using analytical and numerical methods.
for credit under different titles.
Collections, preparation, and evaluation of in situ and labora-
tory data for excavation design. Use of rock mass rating sys-
tems for site characterization and excavation design. Study of
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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.
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.
MNGN427. MINE VALUATION (II) Course emphasis is on
MNGN410. EXCAVATION PROJECT MANAGEMENT (II)
the business aspects of mining. Topics include time valuation
Successful implementation and management of surface and
of money and interest formulas, cash flow, investment cri-
underground construction projects, preparation of contract
teria, tax considerations, risk and sensitivity analysis, escala-
documents, project bidding and estimating, contract awarding
tion and inflation and cost of capital. Calculation procedures
and notice to proceed, value engineering, risk management,
are illustrated by case studies. Computer programs are used.
construction management and dispute resolution, evaluation
Prerequisite: Senior in Mining, graduate status or Instructor’s
of differing site conditions claims. Prerequisite: MNGN 210
consent. 2 hours lecture; 2 semester hours.
or Instructor’s consent, 2-hour lecture, 2 semester hours.
MNGN428. MINING ENGINEERING EVALUATION
MNGN414. MINE PLANT DESIGN (I) Analysis of mine
AND DESIGN REPORT I (I) (WI) Preparation of phase I
plant elements with emphasis on design. Materials handling,
engineering report based on coordination of all previous
dewatering, hoisting, belt conveyor and other material han-
work. Includes mineral deposit selection, geologic descrip-
dling systems for underground mines. Prerequisite: MNGN312,
tion, mining method selection, ore reserve determination, and
MNGN314 or Instructor’s consent. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours
permit process outline. Emphasis is on detailed mine design
lab; 3 semester hour.
and cost analysis evaluation in preparation for MNGN429.
MNGN418. ADVANCED ROCK MECHANICS Analytical
Prerequisitie: EPIC251. 3 hours lab; 1 semester hour.
and numerical modeling analysis of stresses and displacements
MNGN429. MINING ENGINEERING EVALUATION
induced around engineering excavations in rock. In-situ
AND DESIGN REPORT II (II) (WI) Preparation of formal
stress. Rock failure criteria. Complete load deformation
engineering report based on all course work in the mining
behavior of rocks. Measurement and monitoring techniques
option. Emphasis is on mine design, equipment selection,
in rock mechanics. Principles of design of excavation in
production scheduling, evaluation and cost analysis. Pre-
rocks. Analytical, numerical modeling and empirical design
requisite: MNGN427, 428. 3 hours lab; 2 semester hours.
methods. Probabilistic and deterministic approaches to rock
MNGN431. MINING AND METALLURGICAL ENVI-
engineering designs. Excavation design examples for shafts,
RONMENT This course covers studies of the interface
tunnels, large chambers and mine pillars. Seismic loading of
between mining and metallurgical process engineering and
structures in rock. Phenomenon of rock burst and its allevia-
environmental engineering areas. Wastes, effluents and their
tion. Prerequisite: MNGN321 or Instructor’s consent. 3 hours
point sources in mining and metallurgical processes such as
lecture; 3 semester hours.
mineral concentration, value extraction and process metal-
MNGN421. DESIGN OF UNDERGROUND EXCAVATIONS
lurgy are studied in context. Fundamentals of unit operations
(II) Design of underground openings in competent and
and unit processes with those applicable to waste and efflu-
broken ground using rock mechanics principles. Rock bolting
ent control, disposal and materials recycling are covered.
design and other ground support methods. Coal, evaporite,
Engineering design and engineering cost components are
metallic and nonmetallic deposits included. Prerequisite:
also included for some examples chosen. The ratio of funda-
MNGN321, concurrent enrollment or Instructor’s consent.
mentals applications coverage is about 1:1. Prerequisite: In-
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
structor’s consent. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
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MNGN433. MINE SYSTEMS ANALYSIS I (II) Applica-
logical structural parameters, properties of fracture sets, data
tion of statistics, systems analysis, and operations research
collection techniques, hydrological factors, methods of
techniques to mineral industry problems. Laboratory work
analysis of slope stability, wedge intersections, monitoring
using computer techniques to improve efficiency of mining
and maintenance of final pit slopes, classification of slides.
operations. Prerequisite: Senior or graduate status. 2 hours
Deterministic and probabilistic approaches in slope design.
lecture, 3 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
Remedial measures. Laboratory and field exercise in slope
MNGN434. PROCESS ANALYSIS Projects to accompany
design. Collection of data and specimens in the field for de-
the lectures in MNGN422. Prerequisite: MNGN422 or In-
terring physical properties required for slope design. Applica-
structor’s consent. 3 hours lab; 1 semester hour.
tion of numerical modeling and analytical techniques to slope
stability determinations for hard rock and soft rock environ-
MNGN436. UNDERGROUND COAL MINE DESIGN (II)
ments. Prerequisite: Instructor’s consent. 3 hours lecture.
Design of an underground coal mine based on an actual coal
3 semester hours.
reserve. This course shall utilize all previous course material
in the actual design of an underground coal mine. Ventilation,
MNGN452/552. SOLUTION MINING AND PROCESSING
materials handling, electrical transmission and distribution,
OF ORES (II) Theory and application of advanced methods
fluid mechanics, equipment selection and application, mine
of extracting and processing of minerals, underground or in
plant design. Information from all basic mining survey
situ, to recover solutions and concentrates of value-materials,
courses will be used. Prerequisite: MNGN316, MNGN321,
by minimization of the traditional surface processing and
MNGN414, EGGN329 and MNGN381 or MNGN384. Con-
disposal of tailings to minimize environmental impacts. Pre-
current enrollment with the Instructor’s consent permitted.
requisite: Senior or graduate status; Instructor’s consent.
3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
3 hours lecture, 3 semester hours. Offered in spring.
MNGN438. GEOSTATISTICS (I) Introduction to elemen-
MNGN460. INDUSTRIAL MINERALS PRODUCTION (II)
tary probability theory and its applications in engineering
This course describes the engineering principles and practices
and sciences; discrete and continuous probability distribu-
associated with quarry mining operations related to the cement
tions; parameter estimation; hypothesis testing; linear regres-
and aggregates industries. The course will cover resource defi-
sion; spatial correlations and geostatistics with emphasis on
nition, quarry planning and design, extraction, and process-
applications in earth sciences and engineering. Prerequisites:
ing of material for cement and aggregate production. Permitting
MATH112. 2 hours of lecture and 3 hours of lab. 3 semester
issues and reclamation, particle sizing and environmental
hours.
practices, will be studied in depth. Prerequisite: MNGN312,
MNGN318, MNGN322, MNGN323, or Instructor’s consent.
MNGN440. EQUIPMENT REPLACEMENT ANALYSIS (I)
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours. Offered in spring.
Introduction to the fundamentals of classical equipment re-
placement theory. Emphasis on new, practical approaches to
MNGN482. MINE MANAGEMENT (II) Basic principles
equipment replacement decision making. Topics include:
of successful mine management, supervision, administrative
operating and maintenance costs, obsolescence factors, tech-
policies, industrial and human engineering. Prerequisite:
nological changes, salvage, capital investments, minimal
Senior or graduate status or Instructor’s consent. 2 hours
average annual costs, optimum economic life, infinite and
lecture; 2 semester hours. Offered in odd years.
finite planning horizons, replacement cycles, replacement vs.
MNGN498. SPECIAL TOPICS IN MINING ENGINEERING
expansion, maximization of returns from equipment replace-
(I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen
ment expenditures. Prerequisite: MNGN427, senior or gradu-
from special interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually
ate status. 2 hours lecture; 2 semester hours.
the course is offered only once. Prerequisite: Instructor’s
MNGN444. EXPLOSIVES ENGINEERING II This course
consent. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for
gives students in engineering and applied sciences the oppor-
credit under different titles.
tunity to acquire the fundamental concepts of explosives
MNGN499. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) (WI) Individ-
engineering and science applications as they apply to indus-
ual research or special problem projects supervised by a fac-
try and real life examples. Students will expand upon their
ulty member. When a student and instructor agree on a
MNGN333 knowledge and develop a more advanced knowl-
subject matter, content, method of assessment, and credit
edge base including an understanding of the subject as it ap-
hours, it must be approved by the Department Head. Prereq-
plies to their specific project interests. Assignments, quizzes,
uisite: "Independent Study" form must be completed and
concept modeling and their project development and presen-
submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit
tation will demonstrate student's progress. Prerequisite: none.
hours. Repeatable for credit.
3 hours lecture, 3 semester hours.
MNGN445/545. ROCK SLOPE ENGINEERING Introduc-
tion to the analysis and design of slopes excavated in rock.
Rock mass classification and strength determinations, geo-
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Petroleum Engineering
Science, Master of Engineering, and Doctor of Philosophy
degrees.
RAMONA M. GRAVES, Professor and Interim Department Head
To facilitate classroom instruction and the learning experi-
HOSSEIN KAZEMI, Chesebro Distinguished Professor
ERDAL OZKAN, Professor
ence, the petroleum engineering faculty recommend that all
CRAIG W. VAN KIRK, Professor
petroleum engineering students have laptops. Recommended
YU-SHU, WU, Professor
specifications for the laptops can be obtained from the CSM
ALFRED W. EUSTES III, Associate Professor
Academic Computing & Networking web site.
JENNIFER L. MISKIMINS, Associate Professor
New laboratory and computer equipment added during the
MANIKA PRASAD, Associate Professor
past few years total more than $3 million. The department
TURHAN YILDIZ, Associate Professor
has state-of-the-art laboratories in a wide range of technical
DWAYNE A. BOURGOYNE, Assistant Professor
LINDA BATTALORA, Lecturer
areas, including the following undergraduate labs:
MARK G. MILLER, Lecturer
Computer Laboratory
BILLY J. MITCHELL, Professor Emeritus
A state-of-the-art computer laboratory is available for
RICHARD CHRISTIANSEN, Associate Professor Emeritus
general use and classroom instruction. Software includes
Program Description
more than $5.0 million in donated industry software used by
oil and gas companies and research labs around the world.
The primary objectives of petroleum engineering are the
environmentally sound exploration, development, evaluation,
Drilling Simulator Laboratory
and recovery of oil, gas, and other fluids in the earth. Skills
Rare on university campuses, this lab contains a computer
in this branch of engineering are needed to meet the world’s
controlled, full-scale, drilling rig simulator. It includes drilling
ever-increasing demand for hydrocarbon fuel, thermal
controls that can be used to simulate onshore and offshore
energy, and waste and pollution management.
drilling operations and well control situations.
Graduates of the program are in high demand in private
Reservoir Characterization Laboratory
industry, as evidenced by the strong job market and high
Properties of rock are measured that affect economic
salaries. The petroleum industry offers a wide range of em-
development of reservoir resources of oil and gas. Measured
ployment opportunities for Petroleum Engineering students
properties include permeability, porosity, and relative per-
during summer breaks and after graduation. Exciting experi-
meability. “Hands on” experiences with simple and sophisti-
ences range from field work in producing oil and gas fields
cated equipment are provided.
to office jobs in small towns or large cities. Worldwide travel
Drilling Fluids Laboratory
and overseas assignments are available for interested stu-
Modern equipment enables students to evaluate and design
dents. One of our objectives in the Petroleum Engineering
fluid systems required in drilling operations.
Department is to prepare students to succeed in an energy
Fluids Characterization Laboratory
industry that is evolving into an industry working with many
A variety of properties of fluids from oil and gas reservoirs
energy sources. Besides developing technical competence in
are measured for realistic conditions of elevated temperature
petroleum engineering, you will learn how your education
and pressure. This laboratory accentuates principles studied
can help you contribute to the development of alternative
in lectures.
energy sources. In addition to exciting careers in the petro-
leum industry, many Petroleum Engineering graduates find
Petroleum Engineering Summer Field Sessions
rewarding careers in the environmental arena, law, medicine,
Two summer sessions, one after the completion of the
business, and many other walks of life.
sophomore year and one after the junior year, are important
parts of the educational experience. The first is a two-week
The department offers semester-abroad opportunities
session designed to introduce the student to the petroleum
through formal exchange programs with the Petroleum
industry. Petroleum Engineering, a truly unique and exciting
Engineering Department at the Mining University in Leoben,
engineering discipline, can be experienced by visiting petro-
Austria, Technical University in Delft, Holland, and the
leum operations. Historically, the areas visited have included
University of Adelaide, Adelaide, Australia. Qualified under-
Europe, Alaska, Canada, the U.S. Gulf Coast, California, and
graduate and graduate students from each school can attend
the Rocky Mountain Region.
the other for one semester and receive full transfer credit
back at the home university.
The second two-week session, after the junior year, is an in-
depth study of the Rangely Oil Field and surrounding geology
Graduate courses emphasize the research aspects of the
in Western Colorado. The Rangely Oil Field is the largest oil
profession, as well as advanced engineering applications.
field in the Rocky Mountain region and has undergone pri-
Qualified graduate students may earn a Professional Masters
mary, secondary, and enhanced recovery processes. Field trips
in Petroleum Reservoir Systems (offered jointly with Geol-
in the area provide the setting for understanding the complex-
ogy and Geological Engineering and Geophysics), Master of
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ity of geologic systems and the environmental and safety is-
2. Solid foundation in engineering principles and
sues in the context of reservoir development and management.
practices
It is recommended that all students considering majoring or
Society of Petroleum Engineers’ABET Program Criteria
minoring in Petroleum Engineering sign up for the elective
Strong petroleum engineering faculty with diverse
course PEGN 102, Introduction to the Petroleum Industry in
backgrounds
the spring semester. Seniors may take 500-level graduate
Technical seminars, field trips, and field sessions
courses that include topics such as drilling, reservoir, and pro-
3. Applied problem solving skills
duction engineering; reservoir simulation and characteriza-
Designing and conducting experiments
tion, and economics and risk analysis.
Analyzing and interpreting data
Problem solving skills in engineering practice
The program leading to the degree Bachelor of Science in
Working real world problems
Petroleum Engineering is accredited by the Engineering
Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for
4. An understanding of ethical, social, environmental,
Engineering and Technology, 111 Market Place, Suite 1050,
and professional responsibilities
Baltimore, MD 21202-4012, telephone (410) 347-7700.
Following established Department and Colorado
School of Mines honor codes
Program Educational Objectives (Bachelor of
Integrating ethical and environmental issues into real
Science in Petroleum Engineering)
world problems
The Mission of the Petroleum Engineering Program has
Awareness of health and safety issues
evolved naturally over time in response to the needs of the
5. Multidisciplinary team skills
graduates; in concert with the Colorado School of Mines
Integrated information and data from multiple sources
Institutional Mission Statement and the Profile of the Future
Critical team skills
Graduate; and in recognition of accreditation requirements
specified by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of
Curriculum
the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology.
All disciplines within petroleum engineering are covered
The Mission of the Petroleum Engineering Program is:
to great depth at the undergraduate and graduate levels, both
To educate engineers for the worldwide petroleum industry
in the classroom and laboratory instruction, and in research.
at the undergraduate and graduate levels, perform research
Specific areas include fundamental fluid and rock behavior,
that enhances the state-of-the-art in petroleum technology,
drilling, formation evaluation, well completions and stimula-
and to serve the industry and public good through profes-
tion, well testing, production operations and artificial lift,
sional societies and public service. This mission is achieved
reservoir engineering, supplemental and enhanced oil recov-
through proactive leadership in providing a solid foundation
ery, economic evaluation of petroleum projects, environmen-
for both the undergraduate and graduate programs. Students
tal and safety issues, and the computer simulation of most of
are well prepared for life-long learning, an international and
these topics.
diverse career, further education, and public service. The pro-
The petroleum engineering student studies mathematics,
gram emphasizes integrated and multi disciplinary teamwork
computer science, chemistry, physics, general engineering,
in classroom instruction and in research, and actively pursues
the humanities, technical communication (including report
interdisciplinary activities with many other CSM depart-
writing, oral presentations, and listening skills), and environ-
ments, particularly the Earth Science/Engineering programs.
mental topics. A unique aspect is the breadth and depth of the
In addition to contributing toward achieving the educa-
total program structured in a manner that prepares each grad-
tional objectives described in the CSM Graduate Profile and
uate for a successful career from the standpoints of technical
the ABET Accreditation Criteria, individuals interested in the
competence, managerial abilities, and multidisciplinary expe-
Petroleum Engineering program educational objectives are
riences. The needs for continued learning and professional-
encouraged to contact faculty, visit the CSM campus, or visit
ism are stressed.
our website: www.mines.edu. The Petroleum Engineering
The strength of the program comes from the high quality of
program educational objectives can also be found posted in
students and professors. The faculty has expertise in teaching
the hallway outside the department office. The specific educa-
and research in all the major areas of petroleum engineering
tional objectives are outlined below:
listed above. Additionally, the faculty members have signifi-
1. Broad education
cant industrial backgrounds that lead to meaningful design
CSM design and system courses
experiences for the students. Engineering design is taught
Effective communication
throughout the curriculum including a senior design course on
Skills necessary for diverse and international profes-
applying the learned skills to real world reservoir development
sional career
and management problems. The senior design course is truly
Recognition of need and ability to engage in lifelong
multidisciplinary with students and professors from the Petro-
learning
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leum Engineering, Geophysics, and Geology and Geological
Senior Year Fall Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
Engineering departments.
PEGN481 Petroleum Seminar
2
2
PEGN423 Petroleum Reservoir Eng. I
3
3
The program has state-of-the-art facilities and equipment
PEGN413 Gas Meas. & Formation Evaluation
6
2
for laboratory instruction and experimental research. To
PEGN414 Well Test Analysis and Design
3
3
maintain leadership in future petroleum engineering technol-
PEGN422 Econ. & Eval. Oil & Gas Projects
3
3
ogy, decision making, and management, computers are incor-
Free Elective
3
3
porated into every part of the program, from undergraduate
Total
16
instruction through graduate student and faculty research.
Senior Year Spring Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
The department is close to oil and gas field operations, oil
PEGN424 Petroleum Reservoir Eng. II
3
3
companies, research laboratories, and geologic outcrops of
PEGN426 Stimulation
3
3
nearby producing formations. There are many opportunities
PEGN439 Multidisciplinary Design
2
3
3
for short field trips and for summer and part-time employ-
LAIS/EBGN H&SS GenEd Restricted Elective III
3
3
Free Elective
3
3
ment in the oil and gas industry in the Denver metropolitan
Total
15
region or near campus.
Degree Total
139.5
Degree Requirements (Petroleum Engineering)
Five Year Combined Baccalaureate and Masters
Sophomore Year Fall Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
EBGN201 Principles of Economics
3
3
Degree.
EPIC251/252 Design II
3
3
The Petroleum Engineering Department offers the oppor-
DCGN241 Statics
3
3
tunity to begin work on a Professional Masters in Petroleum
MATH213 Calculus for Scientists & Engn’rs III 4
4
Reservoir Systems or Master of Engineering Degree while
PHGN200 Physics II
3.5
3
4.5
completing the requirements for the Bachelor’s Degree.
PAGN201 Physical Education III
2
0.5
These degrees are of special interest to those planning on
Total
18
studying abroad or wanting to get a head start on graduate
Sophomore Year Spring Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
education. These combined programs are individualized and
DCGN209 Introduction to Thermodynamics
3
3
a plan of study should be discussed with the student’s aca-
EGGN320 Mechanics of Materials
3
3
demic advisor any time after the Sophomore year.
PEGN251 Fluid Mechanics
3
3
PEGN308 Res. Rock Properties
2
3
3
Description of Courses
MATH225 Differential Equations
3
3
Freshman Year
SYGN200 Human Systems
3
3
PEGN102. INTRODUCTION TO PETROLEUM INDUSTRY
Total
18
(II) A survey of the elements comprising the petroleum
Summer Field Session
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
industry-exploration, development, processing, transportation,
PEGN315 Summer Field Session I
2
2
distribution, engineering ethics and professionalism. This
Total
2
elective course is recommended for all PE majors, minors,
Junior Year Fall Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
and other interested students. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
GEOL315 Sedimentology & Stratigraphy
2
3
3
PEGN305 Computational Methods
2
2
PEGN198. SPECIAL TOPICS IN PETROLEUM ENGI-
PEGN310 Reservoir Fluid Properties
2
2
NEERING (I, II) Pilot course or special topics course.
PEGN311 Drilling Engineering
3
3
4
Topics chosen from special interests of instructor(s) and stu-
PEGN419 Well Log Anal. & Formation Eval.
2
3
3
dent(s). Usually the course is offered only once. Prerequisite:
LAIS/EBGN H&SS GenEd Restricted Elective I
3
3
Instructor consent. Variable credit; 1 to 6 semester hours.
PAGN202 Physical Education IV
2
0
.5
Repeatable for credit under different titles.
Total
17.5
PEGN199. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Individual re-
Junior Year Spring Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
search or special problem projects supervised by a faculty
GEOL308 Intro. Applied Structural Geology
2
3
3
member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a sub-
PEGN438 Geostatistics
2
3
3
PEGN361 Well Completions
3
3
ject matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: “Indepen-
PEGN411 Mechanics of Petrol. Production
3
3
dent Study” form must be completed and submitted to the
LAIS/EBGN H&SS GenEd Restricted Elective II
3
3
Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6 semester hours. Repeatable
Free Elective
3
3
for credit under different titles.
Total
18
Sophomore Year
Summer Field Session
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
PEGN251. FLUID MECHANICS (II) Fundamental course
PEGN316 Summer Field Session II
2
2
in engineering fluid flow introducing flow in pipelines, sur-
Total
2
face facilities and oil and gas wells. Theory and application
of incompressible and compressible flow, fluid statics, di-
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mensional analysis, laminar and turbulent flow, Newtonian
requisites: PEGN251, PEGN315, DCGN241. 3 hours lecture,
and non-Newtonian fluids, and two-phase flow. Lecture for-
3 hours lab; 4 semester hours.
mat with demonstrations and practical problem solving, coor-
PEGN315. SUMMER FIELD SESSION I (S) This two-
dinated with PEGN 308. Students cannot receive credit for
week course taken after the completion of the sophomore
both PEGN 251 Fluid Mechanics and EGGN351 Fluid Me-
year is designed to introduce the student to oil and gas field
chanics. Prerequisite: MATH213. Co-requisites: PEGN 308,
and other engineering operations. Engineering design prob-
DCGN209, DCGN241. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
lems are integrated throughout the two-week session. On-site
PEGN298. SPECIAL TOPICS IN PETROLEUM ENGI-
visits to various oil field operations in the past included the
NEERING (I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics
Rocky Mountain region, the U.S. Gulf Coast, California,
chosen from special interests of instructor(s) and student(s).
Alaska, Canada and Europe. Topics covered include drilling,
Usually the course is offered only once. Prerequisite: Instruc-
completions, stimulations, surface facilities, production, arti-
tor consent. Variable credit; 1 to 6 semester hours. Repeat-
ficial lift, reservoir, geology and geophysics. Also included
able for credit under different titles.
are environmental and safety issues as related to the petro-
PEGN299. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Individual re-
leum industry. Prerequisite: PEGN308. 2 semester hours.
search or special problem projects supervised by a faculty
PEGN316. SUMMER FIELD SESSION II (S) This two-
member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a sub-
week course is taken after the completion of the junior year.
ject matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: “Indepen-
Emphasis is placed on the multidisciplinary nature of reser-
dent Study” form must be completed and submitted to the
voir management. Field trips in the area provide the opportu-
Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6 semester hours. Repeatable
nity to study eolian, fluvial, lacustrine, near shore, and
for credit under different titles.
marine depositional systems. These field trips provide the
PEGN308. RESERVOIR ROCK PROPERTIES (II) (WI)
setting for understanding the complexity of each system in
Introduction to basic reservoir rock properties and their meas-
the context of reservoir development and management.
urements. Topics covered include: porosity, saturations, volu-
Petroleum systems including the source, maturity, and trap-
metric equations, land descriptions, trapping mechanism,
ping of hydrocarbons are studied in the context of petroleum
pressure and temperature gradients, abnormally pressured
exploration and development. Geologic methods incorporat-
reservoirs. Darcy’s law for linear horizontal and tilted flow,
ing both surface and subsurface data are used extensively.
radial flow for single phase liquids and gases, multiphase
Prerequisite: PEGN315, PEGN361, PEGN411, PEGN419
flow (relative permeability). Capillary pressure and formation
and GEOL308, GEOL315. 2 semester hours.
compressibility are also discussed. This course is designated
PEGN340. COOPERATIVE EDUCATION (I, II, S) Super-
as a writing intensive course (WI). Co-requisites: DCGN241,
vised, full-time, engineering-related employment for a con-
PEGN251. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
tinuous six-month period (or its equivalent) in which specific
Junior Year
educational objectives are achieved. Prerequisite: Second
PEGN305 COMPUTATIONAL METHODS IN PETRO-
semester sophomore status and a cumulative grade-point
LEUM ENGINEERING (I) This course is an introduction to
average of at least 2.00. 0 to 3 semester hours. Cooperative
computers and computer programming applied to petroleum
Education credit does not count toward graduation except
engineering. Emphasis will be on learning Visual Basic pro-
under special conditions.
gramming techniques to solve engineering problems. A toolbox
PEGN350. SUSTAINABLE ENERGY SYSTEMS (I or II) A
of fluid property and numerical techniques will be developed.
sustainable energy system is a system that lets us meet pres-
Prerequisite: MATH213. Co-Requisite: PEGN310. 2 hours
ent energy needs while preserving the ability of future gener-
lecture; 2 semester hours.
ations to meet their needs. Sustainable Energy Systems
PEGN310. RESERVOIR FLUID PROPERTIES (I) Proper-
introduces undergraduate students to sustainable energy sys-
ties of fluids encountered in petroleum engineering. Phase
tems that will be available in the 21st century. The course fo-
behavior, density, viscosity, interfacial tension, and composi-
cuses on sustainable energy sources, especially renewable
tion of oil, gas, and brine systems. Interpreting lab data for
energy sources and nuclear energy (e.g., fusion). Students are
engineering applications. Flash calculations with k-values
introduced to the existing energy infrastructure, become fa-
and equation of state. Introduction to reservoir simulation
miliar with finite energy sources, and learn from a study of
software. Prerequisites: DCGN209, PEGN308. Co-requisite:
energy supply and demand that sustainable energy systems
PEGN305. 2 hours lecture; 2 semester hours.
are needed. The ability to improve energy use efficiency and
the impact of energy sources on the environment are dis-
PEGN311. DRILLING ENGINEERING (I) Study of drilling
cussed. Examples of sustainable energy systems and their ap-
operations, fluid design, hydraulics, drilling contracts, rig se-
plicability to different energy sectors are presented. The
lection, rotary system, well control, bit selection, drill string
course is recommended for students who plan to enter the en-
design, directional drilling, and casing seat selection. Pre-
ergy industry or students who would like an introduction to
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sustainable energy systems. Prerequisites: EPIC 151 or con-
build-up, drawdown, multi-rate test analysis for oil and gas.
sent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
Flow tests and well deliverabilities. Type curve analysis.
PEGN361. COMPLETION ENGINEERING (II) (WI) This
Superposition, active and interference tests. Well test design.
class is a continuation from drilling in PEGN311 into com-
Prerequisite: MATH225. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
pletion operations. Topics include casing design, cement
PEGN422. ECONOMICS AND EVALUATION OF OIL
planning, completion techniques and equipment, tubing de-
AND GAS PROJECTS (I) Project economics for oil and gas
sign, wellhead selection, and sand control, and perforation
projects under conditions of certainty and uncertainty. Topics
procedures. This course is designed as a writing intensive
include time value of money concepts, discount rate assump-
course (WI). Prerequisite: PEGN311, EGGN320, and
tions, measures of project profitability, costs, taxes, expected
EPIC251. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
value concept, decision trees, gambler’s ruin, and Monte
PEGN398. SPECIAL TOPICS IN PETROLEUM ENGI-
Carlo simulation techniques. Prerequisite: PEGN438/
NEERING (I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics
MNGN438. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
chosen from special interests of instructor(s) and student(s).
PEGN423. PETROLEUM RESERVOIR ENGINEERING I
Usually the course is offered only once. Prerequisite: Instruc-
(I) Data requirements for reservoir engineering studies.
tor consent. Variable credit; 1 to 6 semester hours. Repeat-
Material balance calculations for normal gas, retrograde gas
able for credit under different titles.
condensate, solution-gas and gas-cap reservoirs with or with-
PEGN399. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Individual re-
out water drive. Primary reservoir performance. Forecasting
search or special problem projects supervised by a faculty
future recoveries by incremental material balance. Prerequi-
member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a sub-
sites: PEGN316, PEGN419 and MACS315 (MACS315 only
ject matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: “Indepen-
for non PE majors). 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
dent Study” form must be completed and submitted to the
PEGN424. PETROLEUM RESERVOIR ENGINEERING II
Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6 semester hours. Repeatable
(II) Reservoir engineering aspects of supplemental recovery
for credit under different titles.
processes. Introduction to liquid-liquid displacement
PEGN411. MECHANICS OF PETROLEUM PRODUCTION
processes, gas-liquid displacement processes, and thermal
(II) Nodal analysis for pipe and formation deliverability in-
recovery processes. Introduction to numerical reservoir
cluding single and multiphase flow. Natural flow and design
simulation, history matching and forecasting. Prerequisite:
of artificial lift methods including gas lift, sucker rod pumps,
PEGN423. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
electrical submersible pumps, and hydraulic pumps. Pre-
PEGN426. WELL COMPLETIONS AND STIMULATION
requisites: PEGN 251, PEGN308, PEGN310, and PEGN311.
(II) Completion parameters; design for well conditions. Skin
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
damage associated with completions and well productivity.
PEGN419. WELL LOG ANALYSIS AND FORMATION
Fluid types and properties; characterizations of compatibili-
EVALUATION (I) An introduction to well logging methods,
ties. Stimulation techniques; acidizing and fracturing. Selec-
including the relationship between measured properties and
tion of proppants and fluids; types, placement and
reservoir properties. Analysis of log suites for reservoir size
compatibilities. Estimation of rates, volumes and fracture di-
and content. Graphical and analytical methods will be devel-
mensions. Reservoir considerations in fracture propagation
oped to allow the student to better visualize the reservoir, its
and design. Prerequisite: PEGN311, PEGN361, and
contents, and its potential for production. Use of the com-
PEGN411. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
puter as a tool to handle data, create graphs and log traces,
PEGN428. ADVANCED DRILLING ENGINEERING (II)
and make computations of reservoir parameters is required.
Rotary drilling systems with emphasis on design of drilling
Prerequisite: PEGN308. Co-requisites: PEGN310, GEOL315.
programs, directional and horizontal well planning. This
2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
elective course is recommended for petroleum engineering
Senior Year
majors interested in drilling. Prerequisite: PEGN311,
PEGN413. GAS MEASUREMENT AND FORMATION
PEGN361. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
EVALUATION LAB (I) (WI) This lab investigates the prop-
PEGN438/MNGN438. GEOSTATISTICS (I & II) Introduc-
erties of a gas such as vapor pressure, dew point pressure,
tion to elementary probability theory and its applications in
and field methods of measuring gas volumes. The application
engineering and sciences; discrete and continuous probabil-
of well logging and formation evaluation concepts are also
ity distributions; parameter estimation; hypothesis testing;
investigated. This course is designated as a writing intensive
linear regression; spatial correlations and geostatistics with
course (WI). Prerequisites: PEGN308, PEGN310, PEGN419.
emphasis on applications in earth sciences and engineering.
6 hours lab; 2 semester hours.
Prerequisites: MATH112. 2 hours lecture; 3 hours lab; 3 se-
PEGN414. WELL TEST ANALYSIS AND DESIGN (I)
mester hours.
Solution to the diffusivity equation. Transient well testing:
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PEGN439/GEGN439/GPGN439. MULTIDISCIPLINARY
Physics
PETROLEUM DESIGN (II) This is a multidisciplinary de-
sign course that integrates fundamentals and design concepts
THOMAS E. FURTAK, Professor and Department Head
in geology, geophysics, and petroleum engineering. Students
REUBEN T. COLLINS, Professor
work in integrated teams consisting of students from each of
UWE GREIFE, Professor
the disciplines. Multiple open-ended design problems in oil
FRANK V. KOWALSKI, Professor
MARK T. LUSK, Professor
and gas exploration and field development are assigned. Sev-
JAMES A. McNEIL, Professor
eral written and oral presentations are made throughout the
JOHN A. SCALES, Professor
semester. Project economics including risk analysis are an in-
JEFF A. SQUIER, Professor
tegral part of the course. Prerequisite: PE Majors: GEOL308,
P. CRAIG TAYLOR, Professor
PEGN316, PEGN422, PEGN423, PEGN414. Concurrent en-
CHARLES G. DURFEE, III, Associate Professor
rollment in PEGN424 and PEGN426; GE Majors: GEOL308
TIMOTHY R. OHNO, Associate Professor
or GEOL309, GEGN438, GEGN316; GP Majors: GPGN302
FREDERIC SARAZIN, Associate Professor
and GPGN303. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 3 semester
DAVID M. WOOD, Associate Professor
hours.
LAWRENCE R. WIENCKE, Associate Professor
LINCOLN D. CARR, Assistant Professor
PEGN450. ENERGY ENGINEERING (I or II) Energy
TODD G. RUSKELL, Senior Lecturer
Engineering is an overview of energy sources that will be
CHARLES A. STONE, IV, Senior Lecturer
available for use in the 21st century. After discussing the his-
MATTHEW M. YOUNG, Senior Lecturer
tory of energy and its contribution to society, we survey the
ALEX T. FLOURNOY, Lecturer
science and technology of energy, including geothermal
PATRICK B. KOHL, Lecturer
energy, fossil energy, solar energy, nuclear energy, wind
H. VINCENT KUO, Lecturer
energy, hydro energy, bio energy, energy and the environ-
SUE ANNE BERGER, Instructor
ment, energy and economics, the hydrogen economy, and
F. EDWARD CECIL, University Professor Emeritus
JAMES T. BROWN, Professor Emeritus
energy forecasts. This broad background will give you addi-
JOHN A. DESANTO, Professor Emeritus
tional flexibility during your career and help you thrive in an
FRANKLIN D. SCHOWENGERDT, Professor Emeritus
energy industry that is evolving from an industry dominated
JOHN U. TREFNY, Professor Emeritus and President Emeritus
by fossil fuels to an industry working with many energy
DON L. WILLIAMSON, Professor Emeritus
sources. Prerequisite: MATH213, PHGN200. 3 hours lecture;
F. RICHARD YEATTS, Professor Emeritus
3 semester hours.
WILLIAM B. LAW, Associate Professor Emeritus
ARTHUR Y. SAKAKURA, Associate Professor Emeritus
PEGN481. PETROLEUM SEMINAR (I) (WI) Written and
MARK W. COFFEY, Research Professor
oral presentations by each student on current energy topics.
VICTOR KAYDANOV, Research Professor
This course is designated as a writing intensive course (WI).
JOSEPH D. BEACH, Research Associate Professor
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. 2 hours lecture; 2 semes-
JAMES E. BERNARD, Research Associate Professor
ter hours.
Program Description
PEGN498. SPECIAL TOPICS IN PETROLEUM ENGI-
Engineering Physics
NEERING (I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics
Physics is the most basic of all sciences and the foundation
chosen from special interests of instructor(s) and student(s).
of most of the science and engineering disciplines. As such,
Usually the course is offered only once. Prerequisite: Instruc-
it has always attracted those who want to understand nature
tor consent. Variable credit; 1 to 6 semester hours. Repeat-
at its most fundamental level. Engineering Physics is not a
able for credit under different titles.
specialized branch of physics, but an interdisciplinary area
PEGN499. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Individual re-
wherein the basic physics subject matter, which forms the
search or special problem projects supervised by a faculty
backbone of any undergraduate physics degree, is taken
member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a sub-
further toward application to engineering. The degree is ac-
ject matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: “Indepen-
credited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of
dent Study” form must be completed and submitted to the
the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology,
Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6 semester hours. Repeatable
111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202-4012,
for credit under different titles.
telephone (410) 347-7700. At CSM, the required engineering
physics curriculum includes all of the undergraduate physics
courses that would form the physics curriculum at any good
university, but in addition to these basic courses, the CSM
requirements include pre-engineering and engineering
courses, which physics majors at other universities would not
ordinarily take. These courses include engineering science,
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design, systems, summer field session, and a capstone senior
ence and Engineering Program offers five-year programs in
design sequence culminating in a senior thesis.
which students obtain an undergraduate degree in Engineer-
This unique blend of physics and engineering makes
ing Physics as well as a Masters Degree in Applied Physics,
it possible for the engineering physics graduate to work at
an Engineering discipline, or Mathematics. There are four
the interface between science and technology, where new
engineering tracks, three physics tracks, and one mathemat-
discoveries are continually being put to practice. While the
ics track.. The first two lead to a Masters degree in Engineer-
engineering physicist is at home applying existing technolo-
ing with a mechanical or electrical specialty. Students in the
gies, he or she is also capable of striking out in different
third track receive a Masters of Metallurgical and Materials
directions to develop new technologies. It is the excitement
Engineering with an electronic materials emphasis. Students
of being able to work at this cutting edge that makes the
in the fourth track receive a Masters degree in Nuclear Engi-
engineering physics degree attractive to many students.
neering. The Applied Physics tracks are in the areas of con-
densed matter, applied optics, and applied nuclear physics.
Career paths of CSM engineering physics graduates vary
The Mathematics track emphasizes applied mathematics and
widely, illustrating the flexibility inherent in the program.
computational science and results in a Masters degree in
Approximately half of the graduating seniors go on to gradu-
Mathematical and Computer Sciences. The programs empha-
ate school in physics or a closely related field of engineering.
size a strong background in fundamentals of science, in addi-
Some go to medical, law, or other professional post-graduate
tion to practical experience within an applied physics,
schools. Others find employment in fields as diverse as elec-
engineering, or mathematics discipline. Many of the under-
tronics, semiconductor processing, aerospace, materials
graduate electives of students involved in each track are
development, nuclear energy, solar energy, and geophysical
specified. For this reason, students are expected to apply to
exploration.
the program during the first semester of their sophomore year
The physics department maintains modern well-equipped
(in special cases late entry can be approved by the program
laboratories for general physics, modern physics, electronics,
mentors). A 3.0 grade point average must be maintained to
and advanced experimentation. There are research labora-
guarantee admission into the engineering and physics gradu-
tories for the study of condensed matter physics, surface
ate programs. A 3.3 grade point average must be maintained
physics, materials science, optics, and nuclear physics, in-
to guarantee admission into the mathematics graduate pro-
cluding an NSF-funded laboratory for solar and electronic
gram.
materials processing. The department also maintains elec-
Students in the engineering tracks must complete a report
tronic and machine shops.
or case study during the fifth year. Students in the physics
Program Educational Objectives (Bachelor of
and mathematics tracks must complete a master's thesis. Stu-
Science in Engineering Physics)
dents in the nuclear engineering program can choose between
In addition to contributing toward achieving the educa-
thesis and non-thesis options. The case study or thesis
tional objectives described in the CSM Graduate Profile and
should begin during the senior year as part of the Senior De-
the ABET Accreditation Criteria, the physics department
sign experience. Participants must identify an engineering or
embraces the broad institutional educational objectives as
physics advisor as appropriate prior to their senior year who
summarized in the Graduate Profile. The additional engineer-
will assist in choosing an appropriate project and help coor-
ing physics program-specific educational objectives are listed
dinate the senior design project with the case study or thesis
below.
completed in the fifth year.
All engineering physics graduates must have the factual
Interested students can obtain additional information and
knowledge and other thinking skills necessary to con-
detailed curricula from the Physics Department or from the
struct an appropriate understanding of physical phe-
participating Engineering Departments.
nomena in an applied context.
Minor and Area of Special Interest
All engineering physics graduates must have the ability to
The department offers a Minor and Area of Special Inter-
communicate effectively.
est for students not majoring in physics. The requirements
Throughout their careers engineering physics graduates
are as follows:
should be able to function effectively and responsibly
in society.
Area of Specialization: 12 sem. hrs. minimum (includes 3
semester hours of PHGN100 or 200)
Five-year Combined Baccalaureate / Masters
Minor: 18 sem. hrs. minimum (includes 3 semester hours
Degree Programs
of PHGN100 or 200)
The Physics Department, independently, and in collabora-
tion with the Department of Metallurgical and Materials En-
Two courses (one year) of modern physics:
gineering, the Engineering Division, the Department of
PHGN300 Modern Physics I 3 sem. hrs. and
Mathematical and Computer Sciences, and the Nuclear Sci-
PHGN320 Modern Physics II 4 sem. hrs.
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One course:
Senior Year Spring Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
PHGN341 Thermal Physics 3 sem. hrs. or
PHGN472 Senior Design Principles II (WI)
0.5
0.5
PHGN350 Mechanics 4 sem. hrs. or
PHGN482 Senior Design Practice II (WI)
6
2.5
PHGN361 Electromagnetism 3 sem. hrs.
LAIS/EBGN H&SS GenEd Restricted Elective III 3
3
Selected courses to complete the Minor: Upper division
Engineering Science Elective
3
3
Free Elective III
3
3
and/or graduate (500-level) courses which form a logical
Free Elective IV
3
3
sequence in a specific field of study as determined in
Total
15
consultation with the Physics Department and the student’s
Degree Total
130.5
option department.
Description of Courses
Degree Requirements (Engineering Physics)
Sophomore Year Fall Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
PHGN100. PHYSICS I - MECHANICS (I, II, S) A first
MATH213 Calculus for Scientists & Engn’rs III 4
4
course in physics covering the basic principles of mechanics
PHGN200 Physics II
2
4
4.5
using vectors and calculus. The course consists of a funda-
EPIC251 Design II
3
3
mental treatment of the concepts and applications of kine-
SYGN200 Human Systems
3
3
matics and dynamics of particles and systems of particles,
PAGN201 Physical Education III
2
0.5
including Newton’s laws, energy and momentum, rotation,
Total
15
oscillations, and waves. Prerequisite: MATH111 and concur-
Sophomore Year Spring Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
rent enrollment in MATH112/122 or consent of instructor. 2
MATH225 Differential Equations
3
3
hours lecture; 4 hours studio; 4.5 semester hours. Approved
MATH332 Linear Algebra
3
3
for Colorado Guaranteed General Education transfer. Equiva-
DCGN210 Introduction to Thermodynamics
3
3
lency for GT-SC1.
PHGN300/310 Physics III-Modern Physics I
3
3
PHGN215 Analog Electronics
3
3
4
PHGN110. HONORS PHYSICS I - MECHANICS A course
PAGN202 Physical Education IV
2
0.5
parallel to PHGN100 but in which the subject matter is
Total
16.5
treated in greater depth. Registration is restricted to students
who are particularly interested in physics and can be ex-
Summer Field Session
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
pected to show above-average ability. Usually an A or B
PHGN384 Summer Field Session (6 weeks)
6
grade in MATH111/121 is expected. Prerequisite: MATH111
Total
6
and concurrent enrollment in MATH112/122 or consent of
Junior Year Fall Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
instructor. 2 hours lecture; 4 hours studio; 4.5 semester hours.
PHGN315 Advanced Physics Lab I (WI)
1
3
2
PGHN311 Introduction to Math. Physics
3
3
PHGN198. SPECIAL TOPICS (I, II) Pilot course or special
LAIS/EBGN H&SS GenEd Restricted Elective I
3
3
topics course. Prerequisite: Consent of Department. Credit to
PHGN317 Digital Circuits
2
3
3
be determined by instructor, maximum of 6 credit hours. Re-
PHGN350 Intermediate Mechanics
4
4
peatable for credit under different titles.
Total
15
PHGN199. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Individual re-
Year Spring Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
search or special problem projects supervised by a faculty
PHGN361 Intermediate Electromagnetism
3
3
member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a sub-
PHGN320 Modern Physics II
4
4
ject matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: “Indepen-
PHGN326 Advanced Physics Lab II (WI)
1
3
2
dent Study” form must be completed and submitted to the
PHGN341 Thermal Physics
3
3
EBGN201 Principles of Economics
3
3
Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for
Total
15
credit.
Senior Year Fall Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
Sophomore Year
PHGN471 Senior Design Principles I (WI)
0.5
0.5
PHGN200. PHYSICS II-ELECTROMAGNETISM AND
PHGN481 Senior Design Practice I (WI)
6
2.5
OPTICS (I, II, S) Continuation of PHGN100. Introduction
PHGN462 Electromag. Waves & Opt. Physics
3
3
to the fundamental laws and concepts of electricity and mag-
LAIS/EBGN H&SS GenEd Restricted Elective II
3
3
netism, electromagnetic devices, electromagnetic behavior
Free Elective I
3
3
of materials, applications to simple circuits, electromagnetic
Free Elective II
3
3
radiation, and an introduction to optical phenomena. Prerequi-
Total
15
site: PHGN100/110, concurrent enrollment in MATH213/223.
2 hours lecture; 4 hours studio; 4.5 semester hours.
PHGN210. HONORS PHYSICS II-ELECTROMAGNETISM
AND OPTICS A course parallel to PHGN200 but in which
the subject matter is treated in greater depth. Registration is
restricted to students who show particular interest and ability
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in the subject of physics. Usually an A or B grade in
PHGN315. ADVANCED PHYSICS LAB I (I) (WI) Intro-
PHGN110 or an A grade in PHGN100 is expected.
duction to laboratory measurement techniques as applied to
Prerequisite: PHGN100/110, concurrent enrollment in
modern physics experiments. Experiments from optics and
MATH213/223. 2 hours lecture; 4 hours studio; 4.5 semester
atomic physics. A writing-intensive course with laboratory
hours.
and computer design projects based on applications of mod-
PHGN215 ANALOG ELECTRONICS (II) Introduction to
ern physics. Prerequisite: PHGN300/310 or consent of in-
analog devices used in modern electronics and basic topics in
structor. 1 hour lecture, 3 hours lab; 2 semester hours.
electrical engineering. Introduction to methods of electronics
PHGN317. SEMICONDUCTOR CIRCUITS- DIGITAL (I)
measurements, particularly the application of oscilloscopes
Introduction to digital devices used in modern electronics.
and computer based data acquisition. Topics covered include
Topics covered include logic gates, flip-flops, timers, coun-
circuit analysis, electrical power, diodes, transistors (FET
ters, multiplexing, analog-to-digital and digital-to-analog de-
and BJT), operational amplifiers, filters, transducers, and
vices. Emphasis is on practical circuit design and assembly.
integrated circuits. Laboratory experiments in the use of
Prerequisite: PHGN215. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 3 se-
basic electronics for physical measurements. Emphasis is
mester hours.
on practical knowledge gained in the laboratory, including
PHGN320 MODERN PHYSICS II: BASICS OF QUANTUM
prototyping, troubleshooting, and laboratory notebook style.
MECHANICS (II) Introduction to the Schroedinger theory
Prerequisite: PHGN200. 3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 4 se-
of quantum mechanics. Topics include Schroedinger’s equa-
mester hours.
tion, quantum theory of measurement, the uncertainty princi-
PHGN298. SPECIAL TOPICS (I, II) Pilot course or special
ple, eigenfunctions and energy spectra, angular momentum,
topics course. Prerequisite: Consent of Department. Credit to
perturbation theory, and the treatment of identical particles.
be determined by instructor, maximum of 6 credit hours. Re-
Example applications taken from atomic, molecular, solid
peatable for credit under different titles.
state or nuclear systems. Prerequisites: PHGN300 and
PHGN299. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Individual re-
PHGN311. 4 hours lecture; 4 semester hours.
search or special problem projects supervised by a faculty
PHGN324. INTRODUCTION TO ASTRONOMY AND
member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a sub-
ASTROPHYSICS (II) Celestial mechanics; Kepler’s laws
ject matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: “Indepen-
and gravitation; solar system and its contents; electromagnetic
dent Study” form must be completed and submitted to the
radiation and matter; stars: distances, magnitudes, spectral
Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for
classification, structure, and evolution. Variable and unusual
credit.
stars, pulsars and neutron stars, supernovae, black holes, and
Junior Year
models of the origin and evolution of the universe. Prerequi-
PHGN300. PHYSICS III-MODERN PHYSICS I (I, II, S)
site: PHGN200/210. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
The third course in introductory physics for scientists and
PHGN326. ADVANCED PHYSICS LAB II (II) (WI) Con-
engineers including an introduction to the special theory of
tinuation of PHGN315. A writing-intensive course which
relativity, wave-particle duality, the Schroedinger equation,
expands laboratory experiments to include nuclear and solid
electrons in solids, nuclear structure and transmutations. Pre-
state physics. Prerequisite: PHGN315. 1 hour lecture, 3 hours
requisite: PHGN200/210; Concurrent enrollment in MATH225.
lab; 2 semester hours.
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
PHGN333/BELS333. INTRODUCTION TO BIOPHYSICS
PHGN310. HONORS PHYSICS III-MODERN PHYSICS
This course is designed to show the application of physics to
(II) A course parallel to PHGN300 but in which the subject
biology.It will assess the relationships between sequence
matter is treated in greater depth. Registration is strongly rec-
structure and function in complex biological networks and
ommended for physics majors or those considering the physics
the interfaces between physics, chemistry, biology and medi-
option, but is not required. Prerequisite: PHGN200/210 and
cine. Topics include: biological membranes, biological me-
concurrent enrollment in MATH225 or consent of instructor.
chanics and movement, neural networks, medical imaging
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
basics including optical methods, MRI, isotopic tracers and
PHGN311. INTRODUCTION TO MATHEMATICAL
CT, biomagnetism and pharmacokinetics. Prerequisites:
PHYSICS Demonstration of the unity of diverse topics such
PHGN 200 and BELS301/ESGN301, or permission of the
as mechanics, quantum mechanics, optics, and electricity
instructor, 3 hours lecture, 3 semester hours
and magnetism via the techniques of linear algebra, complex
PHGN340. COOPERATIVE EDUCATION (I, II, S) Super-
variables, Fourier transforms, and vector calculus. Prerequi-
vised, full-time, engineering-related employment for a con-
site: PHGN300, MATH225, and MATH332 or consent of
tinuous six-month period (or its equivalent) in which specific
instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
educational objectives are achieved. Prerequisite: Second
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semester sophomore status and a cumulative grade-point
Senior Year
average of at least 2.00. 1 to 3 semester hours. Repeatable
PHGN401. THEORETICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR (I,II).
up to 3 credit hours.
Students will attend the weekly theoretical physics seminar.
PHGN341. THERMAL PHYSICS (II) An introduction to
Students will be responsible for presentation and discussion.
statistical physics from the quantum mechanical point of
Corequisite: PHGN300/310. 1 hour lecture; 1 semester hour.
view. The microcanonical and canonical ensembles. Heat,
PHGN404. PHYSICS OF THE ENVIRONMENT An exam-
work and the laws of thermodynamics. Thermodynamic
ination of several environmental issues in terms of the funda-
potentials; Maxwell relations; phase transformations. Ele-
mental underlying principles of physics including energy
mentary kinetic theory. An introduction to quantum statistics.
conservation; conversion and generation; solar energy; nu-
Prerequisite: DCGN210 and PHGN311. 3 hours lecture;
clear power and weapons; radioactivity and radiation effects;
3 semester hours.
aspects of air, noise and thermal pollution. Prerequisite:
PHGN350. INTERMEDIATE MECHANICS (I) Begins
PHGN200/210 or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture;
with an intermediate treatment of Newtonian mechanics and
3 semester hours.
continues through an introduction to Hamilton’s principle
PHGN412. MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS Mathematical
and Hamiltonian and Lagrangian dynamics. Includes systems
techniques applied to the equations of physics; complex vari-
of particles, linear and driven oscillators, motion under a
ables; partial differential equations; special functions; finite
central force, two-particle collisions and scattering, motion
and infinite-dimensional vector spaces. Green's functions.
in non-inertial reference frames and dynamics of rigid bodies.
Transforms; computer algebra. Prerequisite: PHGN311.
Prerequisite: PHGN200/210. Co-requisite: PHGN311. 4 hours
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
lecture; 4 semester hours.
PHGN419. PRINCIPLES OF SOLAR ENERGY SYSTEMS
PHGN361. INTERMEDIATE ELECTROMAGNETISM (II)
Theory and techniques of insolation measurement. Absorptive
Theory and application of the following: static electric and
and radiative properties of surfaces. Optical properties of
magnetic fields in free space, dielectric materials, and mag-
materials and surfaces. Principles of photovoltaic devices.
netic materials; steady currents; scalar and vector potentials;
Optics of collector systems. Solar energy conversion tech-
Gauss’ law and Laplace’s equation applied to boundary
niques: heating and cooling of buildings, solar thermal
value problems; Ampere’s and Faraday’s laws. Prerequisite:
(power and process heat), wind energy, ocean thermal, and
PHGN200/210 and PHGN311. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester
photovoltaic. Prerequisite: PHGN300/310 and MATH225.
hours.
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
PHGN384. APPARATUS DESIGN (S) Introduction to the
PHGN420. QUANTUM MECHANICS Schroedinger equa-
design of engineering physics apparatus. Concentrated indi-
tion, uncertainty, change of representation, one-dimensional
vidual participation in the design of machined and fabricated
problems, axioms for state vectors and operators, matrix
system components, vacuum systems, electronics and com-
mechanics, uncertainty relations, time-independent perturba-
puter interfacing systems. Supplementary lectures on safety
tion theory, time-dependent perturbations, harmonic oscilla-
and laboratory techniques. Visits to regional research facili-
tor, angular momentum. Prerequisite: PHGN320 and
ties and industrial plants. Prerequisite: PHGN300/310,
PHGN350. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
PHGN215. Available in 4 or 6 credit hour blocks in the sum-
PHGN422. NUCLEAR PHYSICS Introduction to subatomic
mer field session usually following the sophomore year. The
(particle and nuclear) phenomena. Characterization and sys-
machine shop component also may be available in a 2-hour
tematics of particle and nuclear states; symmetries; introduc-
block during the academic year. Total of 6 credit hours re-
tion and systematics of the electromagnetic, weak, and strong
quired for the Engineering Physics option. Repeatable for
interactions; systematics of radioactivity; liquid drop and
credit to a maximum of 6 hours.
shell models; nuclear technology. Prerequisite: PHGN320.
PHGN398. SPECIAL TOPICS (I, II) Pilot course or special
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
topics course. Prerequisites: Consent of department. Credit to
PHGN423. DIRECT ENERGY CONVERSION Review of
be determined by instructor, maximum of 6 credit hours. Re-
basic physical principles; types of power generation treated
peatable for credit under different titles.
include fission, fusion, magnetohydrodynamic, thermoelectric,
PHGN399. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Individual re-
thermionic, fuel cells, photovoltaic, electrohydrodynamic
search or special problem projects supervised by a faculty
piezoelectrics. Prerequisite: PHGN300/310. 3 hours lecture;
member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a sub-
3 semester hours.
ject matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: “Indepen-
PHGN424. ASTROPHYSICS A survey of fundamental as-
dent Study” form must be completed and submitted to the
pects of astrophysical phenomena, concentrating on measure-
Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for
ments of basic stellar properties such as distance, luminosity,
credit.
spectral classification, mass, and radii. Simple models of
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stellar structure evolution and the associated nuclear
PHGN471. SENIOR DESIGN PRINCIPLES (I) (WI) The
processes as sources of energy and nucleosynthesis. Introduc-
first of a two semester sequence covering the principles of
tion to cosmology and physics of standard big-bang models.
project design. Class sessions cover effective team organiza-
Prerequisite: PHGN320. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
tion, project planning, time management, literature research
PHGN435/ChEN435. INTERDISCIPLINARY MICRO-
methods, record keeping, fundamentals of technical writing,
ELECTRONICS PROCESSING LABORATORY Applica-
professional ethics, project funding and intellectual property.
tion of science and engineering principles to the design,
Prerequisite: PHGN384 and PHGN326. Co-requisite:
fabrication, and testing of microelectronic devices. Emphasis
PHGN481. 1 hour lecture in 7 class sessions; 0.5 semester
on specific unit operations and the interrelation among process-
hours.
ing steps. Prerequisites: Senior standing in PHGN, CRGN,
PHGN472. SENIOR DESIGN PRINCIPLES (II) (WI) Con-
MTGN, or EGGN. Consent of instructor. 1.5 hours lecture,
tinuation of PHGN471. Prerequisite: PHGN384 and
4 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
PHGN326. Co-requisite: PHGN482. 1 hour lecture in 7 class
PHGN440/MLGN502. SOLID STATE PHYSICS An ele-
sessions; 0.5 semester hours.
mentary study of the properties of solids including crystalline
PHGN480. LASER PHYSICS (I) Theory and application of
structure and its determination, lattice vibrations, electrons in
the following: Gaussian beams, optical cavities and wave
metals, and semiconductors. (Graduate students in physics
guides, atomic radiation, detection of radiation, laser oscilla-
may register only for PHGN440.) Prerequisite: PH320.
tion, nonlinear optics and ultrafast pulses. Prerequisite:
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
PHGN320. Co-requisite: PHGN462. 3 hours lecture;
PHGN441/MLGN522. SOLID STATE PHYSICS APPLICA-
3 semester hours.
TIONS AND PHENOMENA Continuation of PHGN440/
PHGN481. SENIOR DESIGN PRACTICE (I) (WI) The first
MLGN502 with an emphasis on applications of the princi-
of a two semester program covering the full spectrum of
ples of solid state physics to practical properties of materials
project design, drawing on all of the student's previous
including: optical properties, superconductivity, dielectric
course work. At the beginning of the first semester, the stu-
properties, magnetism, noncrystalline structure, and interfaces.
dent selects a research project in consultation with the Senior
(Graduate students in physics may register only for PHGN441.)
Design Oversight Committee (SDOC) and the Project Men-
Prerequisite: PHGN440/MLGN502, or equivalent by instruc-
tor. The objectives of the project are given to the student in
tor’s permission. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
broad outline form. The student then designs the entire proj-
PHGN450. COMPUTATIONAL PHYSICS Introduction to
ect, including any or all of the following elements as appro-
numerical methods for analyzing advanced physics prob-
priate: literature search, specialized apparatus or algorithms,
lems. Topics covered include finite element methods, analy-
block-diagram electronics, computer data acquisition and/or
sis of scaling, efficiency, errors, and stability, as well as a
analysis, sample materials, and measurement and/or analysis
survey of numerical algorithms and packages for analyzing
sequences. The course culminates in a formal interim written
algebraic, differential, and matrix systems. The numerical
report. Prerequisite: PHGN384 and PHGN326. Co-requisite:
methods are introduced and developed in the analysis of ad-
PHGN471. 6 hour lab; 2.5 semester hours.
vanced physics problems taken from classical physics, astro-
PHGN482. SENIOR DESIGN PRACTICE (II) (WI) Contin-
physics, electromagnetism, solid state, and nuclear physics.
uation of PHGN481. The course culminates in a formal writ-
Prerequisites: Introductory-level knowledge of C, Fortran, or
ten report and poster. Prerequisite: PHGN384 and
Basic; PHGN311. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
PHGN326. Co-requisite: PHGN472. 6 hour lab; 2.5 semester
PHGN462. ELECTROMAGNETIC WAVES AND OPTICAL
hours.
PHYSICS (I) Solutions to the electromagnetic wave equa-
PHGN498. SPECIAL TOPICS (I, II) Pilot course or special
tion are studied, including plane waves, guided waves, re-
topics course. Prerequisites: Consent of instructor. Credit to
fraction, interference, diffraction and polarization; applications
be determined by instructor, maximum of 6 credit hours. Re-
in optics; imaging, lasers, resonators and wave guides. Pre-
peatable for credit under different titles.
requisite: PHGN361. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
PHGN499. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Individual
PHGN466. MODERN OPTICAL ENGINEERING Provides
research or special problem projects supervised by a faculty
students with a comprehensive working knowledge of optical
member, student and instructor agree on a subject matter,
system design that is sufficient to address optical problems
content, deliverables, and credit hours. Prerequisite: “Inde-
found in their respective disciplines. Topics include paraxial
pendent Study” form must be completed and submitted to the
optics, imaging, aberration analysis, use of commercial ray
Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for
tracing and optimization, diffraction, linear systems and opti-
credit.
cal transfer functions, detectors and optical system examples.
Prerequisite: PHGN462 or consent of instructor. 3 hours lec-
ture; 3 semester hours.
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Bioengineering and Life
Department of Physics
THOMAS E. FURTAK, Professor and Department Head
Sciences (BELS)
JEFF SQUIER, Professor
Programs Offered:
Minors and Areas of Special Interest Only
JAMES F. ELY, Professor and BELS Director
Minor in Bioengineering and Life Sciences
JOEL M. BACH, Associate Professor and BELS Assistant Director
Area of Special Interest in Bioengineering and Life Sciences
Department of Chemistry and Geochemistry
Program Description
DANIEL KNAUSS, Professor and Department Head
The interdisciplinary program in Bioengineering and Life
KENT J. VOORHEES, Professor
KEVIN W. MANDERNACK, Associate Professor
Sciences (BELS) is administered by the Chemical Engineer-
JAMES F. RANVILLE, Associate Professor
ing Department. Participating departments (listed above) are
KIM R. WILLIAMS, Associate Professor
represented on the Curriculum and Research Committee,
DAVID T. WU, Associate Professor
which is responsible for the delivery and new course devel-
MATTHEW C. POSEWITZ, Assistant Professor
opment for the program.
Department of Chemical Engineering
The mission of the BELS program is to offer Minors and
JAMES F. ELY, Professor and Head
Areas of Special Interest (ASI) at the undergraduate level,
ANNETTE L. BUNGE, Professor
and support areas of specialization at the graduate level, as
JOHN R. DORGAN, Professor
well as to enable research opportunities for CSM students in
DAVID T. WU, Associate Professor
KEITH B. NEEVES, Assistant Professor
bioengineering and the life sciences.
AMADEU SUM, Assistant Professor
Bioengineering and the Life Sciences (BELS) are becom-
HUGH KING, Senior Lecturer
ing increasingly significant in fulfilling the role and mission
CYNTHIA NORRGRAN, Lecturer
of the Colorado School of Mines. Many intellectual frontiers
PAUL OGG, Lecturer
within the fields of environment, energy, materials, and their
Division of Engineering
associated fields of science and engineering , are being
TERRY PARKER, Professor and Division Director
driven by advances in the biosciences and the application of
JOEL M. BACH, Associate Professor
engineering to living processes.
WILLIAM A. HOFF, Associate Professor
ANTHONY J. PETRELLA, Assistant Professor
Program Requirements:
MONEESH UPMANYU, Assistant Professor
Minor in Bioengineering and Life Sciences:
MANOJA D. WEISS, Assistant Professor
The Minor in BELS requires a minimum of 18 semester
JAMES CAROLLO, Assistant Research Professor
hours of acceptable coursework, as outlined under the Re-
Division of Environmental Science and Engineering
quired Curriculum section which follows.
ROBERT L. SIEGRIST, Professor and Director
RONALD R. H. COHEN, Associate Professor
The Area of Special Interest (ASI) in BELS requires a
LINDA A. FIGUEROA, Associate Professor
minimum of 12 semester hours of acceptable coursework, as
JUNKO MUNAKATA MARR, Associate Professor
outlined under the Required Curriculum section which fol-
JOHN R. SPEAR, Assistant Professor
lows.
MICHAEL SEIBERT, Research Professor
Enrollments in the BELS Minor and ASI are approved by
MARIA L. GHIRARDI, Research Associate Professor
the Director or Associate Director, who monitor progress and
Department of Geology and Geological Engineering
completion.
MURRAY W. HITZMAN, Professor: Charles Franklin Fogarty Dis-
tinguished Chair in Economic Geology
Required Curriculum:
JOHN D. HUMPHREY, Associate Professor and Interim Director
Both the Minor and the ASI require one core course (three
semester hours). The minor requires at least six additional
Division of Liberal Arts and International Studies
credit hours from the Basic Life Science course list, and
ARTHUR B. SACKS, Professor
additional BELS-approved courses to make up a total of at
LAURA PANG, Associate Professor
least 18 credit hours. The ASI requires at least three addi-
TINA L. GIANQUITTO, Assistant Professor
tional credit hours from the Life Science course list, and
Department of Mathematical and Computer Sciences
additional BELS-approved courses to make up a total of at
DINESH MEHTA, Professor
WILLIAM C. NAVIDI, Professor
least 12 credit hours.
Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
Core Course:
JOHN J. MOORE, Trustees Professor and Head
BELS301/ESGN301 General Biology I
GERALD P. MARTINS, Professor
Basic Life Science courses:
PATRICK R. TAYLOR, Professor
BELS303/ESGN303 General Biology II
IVAR E. REIMANIS, Professor
BELS311/ESGN311 General Biology I Laboratory
REED AYERS, Assistant Professor
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BELS313/ESGN313 General Biology II Laboratory
than three credit hours may be taken in the student’s degree-
BELS321/ESGN321 Introduction to Genetics
granting department, and that for the ASI no more than three
BELS402/ESGN402 Cell Biology and Physiology
credit hours may be specifically required by the degree pro-
BELS404 Anatomy and Physiology
gram in which the student is graduating.
CHGN428 Biochemistry I
CHGN462/CHGC562/ESGN580 Microbiology & the Environment
Description of Courses
CHGN563/CHGC563/ESGN582 Environmental Microbiology Lab
BELS301/ESGN301. GENERAL BIOLOGY I (I and II)
BELS-approved Elective courses (including, but not limited to):
This is the first semester of an introductory course in Biol-
BELS320/LAIS320 Introduction to Ethics
ogy. Emphasis is placed on the methods of science; struc-
BELS333/PHGN333 Introduction to Biophysics
tural, molecular, and energetic basis of cellular activities;
BELS398 Special Topics in Bioengineering and Life Sciences
genetic variability and evolution; diversity and life processes
BELS415/ChEN415 Polymer Science and Technology
in plants and animals; and, principles of ecology. Prerequi-
BELS325/EGGN325 Intro to Biomedical Engineering
BELS425/EGGN425 Musculoskeletal Biomechanics
site: None. 3 hours lecture; 3 hours semester hours.
BELS427/EGGN427 Prosthetic and Implant Engineering
BELS311/ESGN311. GENERAL BIOLOGY I LABORA-
BELS428/EGGN428 Computational Biomechanics
TORY(I) This Course provides students with laboratory
BELS430/EGGN430 Biomedical Instrumentation
exercises that complement lectures given in ESGN301/
BELS433/MATH433 Mathematical Biology
BELS301, the first semester introductory course in 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
BELS427/EGGN527 Prosthetic and Implant Engineering
variability and evolution; diversity and life processes in
BELS428/EGGN528 Computational Biomechanics
plants and animals; and, principles of ecology. Co-requisite
BELS530/ EGGN 530 Biomedical Instrumentation
or Prerequisite: EGGS/BELS301 or equivalent. 3 hours lab-
BELS541/ESGN541 Biochemical Treatment Processes
oratory; 1 semester hour.
CHGN422 Polymer Chemistry Laboratory
BELS303/ESGN303 GENERAL BIOLOGY II (II) This is
CHGN508 Analytical Spectroscopy
the continuation of General Biology I. Emphasis is placed on
MLGN523 Applied Surface & Solution Chem.
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
BELS313/ESGN313. GENERAL BIOLOGY II LABORA-
(for students whose major program does not require it)
TORY (II) This Course provides students with laboratory
*CHGN222 Organic Chemistry II
(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. Co-
requisite or Prerequisite: ESGN/BELS303 or equivalent. 3
two semesters of General Chemistry with lab
hours laboratory; 1 semester hour.
two semesters of Organic Chemistry with lab
two semesters of Calculus
BELS320/LAIS320 INTRODUCTION TO ETHICS A gen-
two semesters of Calculus-based Physics
eral introduction to ethics that explores its analytic and his-
two semesters of English Literature and Composition
torical traditions. Reference will commonly be made to one
two semesters of General Biology with lab.
or more significant texts by such moral philosophers as Plato,
Aristotle, Augustine, Thomas Aquinas, Kant, John Stuart
CSM currently offers all of these requirements except
Mill, and others.
the two General Biology labs. These courses can be taken
through a collaborative agreement at Red Rocks Community
BELS321/ESGN321. INTRO TO GENETICS (II) A study
college or at other local universities and colleges.
of the mechanisms by which biological information is en-
coded, stored, and transmitted, including Mendelian genetics,
*Note: Only three hours of Organic Chemistry course
molecular genetics, chromosome structure and rearrange-
credit may be applied toward the BELS minor or ASI. Gen-
ment, cytogenetics, and population genetics. Prerequisite:
eral rules for Minor Programs and Areas of Special Interest
General biology I or equivalent. 3 hours lecture + 3 hours
(page 35 of this Bulletin) indicate that for a minor no more
laboratory; 4 semester hours.
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BELS325/EGGN325. INTRO TO BIOMEDICAL ENGI-
The course will focus on the biomechanics of injury since
NEERING (I) The application of engineering principles and
understanding injury will require developing an understand-
techniques to the human body presents many unique chal-
ing of normal biomechanics. Prerequisites: DCGN421 Statics,
lenges. Biomedical Engineering is a diverse, seemingly all-
EGGN320 Mechanics of Materials, EGGN325/BELS325
encompassing field that includes such areas as biomechanics,
Introduction to Biomedical Engineering (or instructor per-
bioinstrumentation, medical imaging, and rehabilitation.
mission). 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
This course is intended to provide an introduction to, and
BELS427/EGGN427 PROSTHETIC AND IMPLANT EN-
overview of, Biomedical Engineering. 3 hours lecture;
GINEERING Prosthetics and implants for the musculoskele-
3 semester hours.
tal and other systems of the human body are becoming
BELS333/PHGN333 INTRODUCTION TO BIOPHYSICS
increasingly sophisticated. From simple joint replacements
This course is designed to show the application of physics to
to myoelectric limb replacements and functional electrical
biology. It will assess the relationships between sequence
stimulation, the engineering opportunities continue to ex-
structure and function in complex biological networks and the
pand. This course builds on musculoskeletal biomechanics
interfaces between physics, chemistry, biology and medicine.
and other BELS courses to provide engineering students with
Topics include: biological membranes, biological mechanics
an introduction to prosthetics and implants for the muscu-
and movement, neural networks, medical imaging basics in-
loskeletal system. At the end of the semester, students
cluding optical methods, MRI, isotopic tracers and CT, bio-
should have a working knowledge of the challenges and spe-
magnetism and pharmacokinetics. Prerequisites: PHGN 200
cial considerations necessary to apply engineering principles
and BELS301/ESGN301, or permission of the instructor.
to augmentation or replacement in the musculoskeletal sys-
3 hours lecture, 3 semester hours
tem. Prerequisites: Musculoskeletal Biomechanics
BELS398 SPECIAL TOPICS IN BIOENGINEERING AND
(EGGN/BELS425 or EGGN/BELS525) 3 hours lecture;
LIFE SCIENCES Pilot course or special topics course.
3 semester hours.
Topics chosen from special interests of instructor(s) and
BELS428/EGGN428 COMPUTATIONAL BIOMECHAN-
student(s). Usually the course is offered only once. Prerequi-
ICS Computational Biomechanics provides and introduction
site: Instructor consent. Variable credit: 1 to 6 credit hours.
to the application of computer simulation to solve some fun-
Repeatable for credit under different titles.
damental problems in biomechanics and bioengineering.
BELS402/ESGN402. CELL BIOLOGY AND PHYSI-
Musculoskeletal mechanics, medical image reconstruction,
OLOGY (II) An introduction to the morphological, bio-
hard and soft tissue modeling, joint mechanics, and inter-sub-
chemical, and biophysical properties of cells and their
ject variability will be considered. An emphasis will be
significance in the life processes. Prerequisite: General
placed on understanding the limitations of the computer
Biology I, or equivalent. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
model as a predictive tool and the need for rigorous verifica-
tion and validation of computational techniques. Clinical ap-
BELS404. ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY (II) This
plication of biomechanical modeling tools is highlighted and
course will cover the basics of human anatomy and physiol-
impact on patient quality of life is demonstrated. Prerequi-
ogy. We will discuss the gross and microscopic anatomy and
sites: EGGN413 Computer Aided Engineering,
the physiology of the major organ systems. Where possible
EGGN325/BELS325 Introduction to Biomedical Engineer-
we will integrate discussions of disease processes and intro-
ing. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
duce reliant biomedical engineering concepts. Prerequisite:
None. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
BELS430/EGGN430 BIOMEDICAL INSTRUMENTATION
The acquisition, processing, and interpretation of biological
BELS415/ChEN415. POLYMER SCIENCE AND TECH-
signals presents many unique challenges to the Biomedical
NOLOGY Chemistry and thermodynamics of polymers and
Engineer. This course is intended to provide students with an
polymer solutions. Reaction engineering of polymerization.
introduction to, and appreciation for, many of these challenges.
Characterization techniques based on solution properties.
At the end of the semester, students should have a working
Materials science of polymers in varying physical states. Pro-
knowledge of the special considerations necessary to gather-
cessing operations for polymeric materials and use in separa-
ing and analyzing biological signal data. Prerequisites:
tions. Prerequisite: CHGN211, MATH225, ChEN357, or
EGGN250 MEL I, DCGN381 Introduction to Electrical Cir-
consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
cuits, Electronics, and Power, EGGN420/BELS420 Introduc-
BELS425/EGGN425 MUSCULOSKELETAL BIO-
tion to Biomedical Engineering (or permission of instructor).
MECHANICS This course is intended to provide engi-
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
neering students with an introduction to musculoskeletal
BELS433/MATH433. MATHEMATICAL BIOLOGY (I)
biomechanics. At the end of the semester, students should
This course will discuss methods for building and solving
have a working knowledge of the special considerations nec-
both continuous and discrete mathematical models. These
essary to apply engineering principles to the human body.
methods will be applied to population dynamics, epidemic
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spread, pharmacokinetics and modeling of physiologic sys-
problems in biomechanics and bioengineering. Muscu-
tems. Modern Control Theory will be introduced and used to
loskeletal mechanics, medical image reconstruction, hard and
model living systems. Some concepts related to self-organiz-
soft tissue modeling, joint mechanics, and inter-subject vari-
ing systems will be introduced. Prerequisite: MATH225.
ability will be considered. An emphasis will be placed on un-
3 hours lecture, 3 semester hours.
derstanding the limitations of the computer model as a
BELS453/EGGN453/ESGN453. WASTEWATER ENGI-
predictive tool and the need for rigorous verification and val-
NEERING (I) The goal of this course is to familiarize stu-
idation of computational techniques. Clinical application of
dents with the fundamental phenomena involved in
biomechanical modeling tools is highlighted and impact on
wastewater treatment processes (theory) and the engineering
patient quality of life is demonstrated. Prerequisites:
approaches used in designing such processes (design). This
EGGN413 Computer Aided Engineering,
course will focus on the physical, chemical and biological
EGGN325/BELS325 Introduction to Biomedical Engineer-
processes applied to liquid wastes of municipal origin. Treat-
ing. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
ment objectives will be discussed as the driving force for
BELS530/EGES530 BIOMEDICAL INSTRUMENTATION
wastewater treatment. Prerequisite: ESGN353 or consent of
The acquisition, processing, and interpretation of biological
instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
signals presents many unique challenges to the Biomedical
BELS498 SPECIAL TOPICS IN BIOENGINEERING AND
Engineer. This course is intended to provide students with the
LIFE SCIENCES Pilot course or special topics course. Top-
knowledge to understand, appreciate, and address these chal-
ics chosen from special interests of instructor(s) and stu-
lenges. At the end of the semester, students should have a
dent(s). Usually the course is offered only once. Prerequisite:
working knowledge of the special considerations necessary
Instructor consent. Variable credit: 1 to 6 credit hours. Re-
to gathering and analyzing biological signal data. Prerequi-
peatable for credit under different titles.
sites: EGGN250 MEL I, DCGN381 Introduction to Electrical
Circuits, Electronics, and Power, EGGN325/BELS325 Intro-
BELS525/EGES525 MUSCULOSKELETAL BIO-
duction to Biomedical Engineering (or permission of instruc-
MECHANICS This course is intended to provide graduate
tor). 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
engineering students with an introduction to musculoskeletal
biomechanics. At the end of the semester, students should
BELS541/ESGN541. BIOCHEMICAL TREATMENT
have a working knowledge of the special considerations nec-
PROCESSES The analysis and design of biochemical
essary to apply engineering principles to the human body.
processes used to transform pollutants are investigated in
The course will focus on the biomechanics of injury since
this course. Suspended growth, attached growth, and porous
understanding injury will require developing an understand-
media systems will be analyzed. Common biochemical oper-
ing of normal biomechanics. Prerequisites: DCGN241 Statics,
ations used for water, wastewater, and sludge treatment will
EGGN320 Mechanics of Materials, EGGN325/BELS325
be discussed. Biochemical systems for organic oxidation and
Introduction to Biomedical Engineering (or instructor per-
fermentation and inorganic oxidation and reduction will be
mission). 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
presented. Prerequisites: ESGN504 or consent of the instruc-
tor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
BELS527/EGGN527 PROSTHETIC AND IMPLANT EN-
GINEERING Prosthetics and implants for the musculoskele-
BELS570/MTGN570/MLGN570. INTRO TO BIOCOM-
tal and other systems of the human body are becoming
PATIBILITY Material biocompatibility is a function of tis-
increasingly sophisticated. From simple joint replacements
sue/implant mechanics, implant morphology and surface
to myoelectric limb replacements and functional electrical
chemistry. The interaction of the physiologic environment
stimulation, the engineering opportunities continue to ex-
with a material is present at each of these levels, with sub-
pand. This course builds on musculoskeletal biomechanics
jects including material mechanical/structural matching to
and other BELS courses to provide engineering students with
surrounding tissues, tissue responses to materials (inflamma-
an introduction to prosthetics and implants for the muscu-
tion, immune response), anabolic cellular responses and tis-
loskeletal system. At the end of the semester, students
sue engineering of new tissues on scaffold materials. This
should have a working knowledge of the challenges and spe-
course is intended for senior level undergraduates and first
cial considerations necessary to apply engineering principles
year graduate students.
to augmentation or replacement in the musculoskeletal sys-
CHGN422. INTRO TO POLYMER CHEMISTRY
tem. Prerequisites: Musculoskeletal Biomechanics
LABORATORY (I) Prerequisites: CHGN221. 3 hours lab;
(EGGN/BELS425 or EGGN/BELS525) 3 hours lecture;
1 semester hour.
3 semester hours.
CHGN428. BIOCHEMISTRY I (I) Introductory study of the
EGGN528 COMPUTATIONAL BIOMECHANICS Compu-
major molecules of biochemistry: amino acids, proteins, en-
tational Biomechanics provides and introduction to the appli-
zymes, nucleic acids, lipids, and saccharides- their structure,
cation of computer simulation to solve some fundamental
chemistry, biological function, and biosynthesis. Stresses
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bioenergetics and the cell as a biological unit of organization.
BELS545/ESGN545. ENVIRONMENTAL TOXICOLOGY
Discussion of classical genetics, molecular genetics, and pro-
(II) Introduction to general concepts of ecology, biochem-
tein synthesis. Prerequisite: CHGN221 or permission of in-
istry, and toxicology. The introductory material will provide
structor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
a foundation for understanding why, and to what extent, a
CHGN462/CHGC562/ESGN580. MICROBIOLOGY &
variety of products and by-products of advanced industrial-
THE ENVIRONMENT This course will cover the basic fun-
ized societies are toxic. Classes of substances to be examined
damentals of microbiology, such as structure and function of
include metals, coal, petroleum products, organic compounds,
procaryotic versus eucaryotic cells; viruses; classification of
pesticides, radioactive materials, and others. Prerequisite:
microorganisms; microbial metabolism, energetics, genetics,
none. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
growth and diversity, microbial interactions with plants, ani-
CHGN563/ESGN582. MICROBIOLOGY AND THE ENVI-
mals, and other microbes. Additional topics covered will in-
RONMENT LAB. (I) An introduction to the microorgan-
clude various aspects of environmental microbiology such as
isms of major geochemical importance, as well as those of
global biogeochemical cycles, bioleaching, bioremediation,
primary importance in water pollution and waste treatment.
and wastewater treatment. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor
Microbes and sedimentation, microbial leaching of metals
3 hours lecture, 3 semester hours. Offered in alternate years.
from ores, acid mine water pollution, and the microbial ecol-
CHGN508. ANALYTICAL SPECTROSCOPY (II) Detailed
ogy of marine and freshwater habitats are covered. Pre-
study of classical and modern spectroscopic methods; em-
requisite: Consent of instructor. 1 hour lecture, 3 hours lab;
phasis on instrumentation and application to analytical chem-
2 semester hours. Offered alternate years.
istry problems. Topics include: UV-visible spectroscopy,
ESGN 401 – FUNDAMENTALS OF ECOLOGY (II). Bio-
infrared spectroscopy, fluorescence and phosphorescence,
logical and ecological principles discussed and industrial
Raman spectroscopy, arc and spark emission spectroscopy,
examples of their use given. Analysis of ecosystem processes,
flame methods, nephelometry and turbidimetry, reflectance
such as erosion, succession, and how these processes relate
methods, Fourier transform methods in spectroscopy, photo-
to engineering activities, including engineering design and
acoustic spectroscopy, rapid-scanning spectroscopy. Pre-
plant operation. Criteria and performance standards analyzed
requisite: Consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester
for facility siting, pollution control, and mitigation of impacts.
hours. Offered alternate years.
North American ecosystems analyzed. Concepts of forestry,
MLGN532. APPLIED SURFACE & SOLUTION CHEM-
range, and wildlife management integrated as they apply to
ISTRY. (I) Solution and surface chemistry of importance in
all of the above. Three to four weekend trips will be arranged
mineral and metallurgical operations. Prerequisite: Consent
during the semester. 3 lecture hours, 3 semester hours.
of department. 3 semester hours. (Fall of even years only.)
ESGN586. MICROBIOLOGY OF ENGINEERED ENVI-
BELS544/ESGN544. AQUATIC TOXICOLOGY (II)
RONMENTAL SYSTEMS (l) Applications of microbial
An introduction to assessing the effects of toxic substances on
physiological processes to engineered and human-impacted
aquatic organisms, communities, and ecosystems. Topics in-
systems for the purpose of achieving environmentally
clude general toxicological principles, water quality standards,
desirable results. Topics include microbial identification and
quantitative structure-activity relationships, single species and
enumeration, biofilms in engineered systems, industrial fer-
community-level toxicity measures, regulatory issues, and
mentations and respirations, biodegradation and bioremediation
career opportunities. The course includes hands-on experience
of organic and inorganic contaminants, wastewater micro-
with toxicity testing and subsequent data reduction. Prerequi-
biology, renewable energy generation, and agricultural biotech-
site: none. 2.5 hours lecture; 1 hour lab; 3 semester hours.
nology. Prerequisite: CHGC562 or equivalent, or enrollment
in an ESE program. 3 hours lecture, 3 semester hours.
BELS596/ESGN596. MOLECULAR ENVIRONMENTAL
BIOTECHNOLOGY (l) Applications of recombinant DNA
CHGN221. ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I (I) Structure, prop-
technology to the development of enzymes and organisms
erties, and reactions of the important classes of organic com-
used for environmentally friendly industrial purposes. Topics
pounds, introduction to reaction mechanisms. Laboratory
include genetic engineering technology, biocatalysis of
exercises including synthesis, product purification and char-
industrial processes by extremozymes, dye synthesis,
acterization. Prerequisite: CHGN124, CHGN126. 3 hours
biodegradation of aromatic compounds and chlorinated sol-
lecture; 3 hours lab; 4 semester hours.
vents, biosynthesis of polymers and fuels, and agricultural
CHGN222. ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II (II) Continuation of
biotechnology. Prerequisite: introductory microbiology and
CHGN221. Prerequisite: CHGN221. 3 hours lecture; 3 hours
organic chemistry or consent of the instructor. 3 hours lec-
lab; 4 semester hours.
ture; 3 semester hours.
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bioenergetics and the cell as a biological unit of organization.
BELS545/ESGN545. ENVIRONMENTAL TOXICOLOGY
Discussion of classical genetics, molecular genetics, and pro-
(II) Introduction to general concepts of ecology, biochem-
tein synthesis. Prerequisite: CHGN221 or permission of in-
istry, and toxicology. The introductory material will provide
structor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
a foundation for understanding why, and to what extent, a
CHGN462/CHGC562/ESGN580. MICROBIOLOGY &
variety of products and by-products of advanced industrial-
THE ENVIRONMENT This course will cover the basic fun-
ized societies are toxic. Classes of substances to be examined
damentals of microbiology, such as structure and function of
include metals, coal, petroleum products, organic compounds,
procaryotic versus eucaryotic cells; viruses; classification of
pesticides, radioactive materials, and others. Prerequisite:
microorganisms; microbial metabolism, energetics, genetics,
none. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
growth and diversity, microbial interactions with plants, ani-
CHGN563/ESGN582. MICROBIOLOGY AND THE ENVI-
mals, and other microbes. Additional topics covered will in-
RONMENT LAB. (I) An introduction to the microorgan-
clude various aspects of environmental microbiology such as
isms of major geochemical importance, as well as those of
global biogeochemical cycles, bioleaching, bioremediation,
primary importance in water pollution and waste treatment.
and wastewater treatment. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor
Microbes and sedimentation, microbial leaching of metals
3 hours lecture, 3 semester hours. Offered in alternate years.
from ores, acid mine water pollution, and the microbial ecol-
CHGN508. ANALYTICAL SPECTROSCOPY (II) Detailed
ogy of marine and freshwater habitats are covered. Pre-
study of classical and modern spectroscopic methods; em-
requisite: Consent of instructor. 1 hour lecture, 3 hours lab;
phasis on instrumentation and application to analytical chem-
2 semester hours. Offered alternate years.
istry problems. Topics include: UV-visible spectroscopy,
ESGN 401 – FUNDAMENTALS OF ECOLOGY (II). Bio-
infrared spectroscopy, fluorescence and phosphorescence,
logical and ecological principles discussed and industrial
Raman spectroscopy, arc and spark emission spectroscopy,
examples of their use given. Analysis of ecosystem processes,
flame methods, nephelometry and turbidimetry, reflectance
such as erosion, succession, and how these processes relate
methods, Fourier transform methods in spectroscopy, photo-
to engineering activities, including engineering design and
acoustic spectroscopy, rapid-scanning spectroscopy. Pre-
plant operation. Criteria and performance standards analyzed
requisite: Consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester
for facility siting, pollution control, and mitigation of impacts.
hours. Offered alternate years.
North American ecosystems analyzed. Concepts of forestry,
MLGN532. APPLIED SURFACE & SOLUTION CHEM-
range, and wildlife management integrated as they apply to
ISTRY. (I) Solution and surface chemistry of importance in
all of the above. Three to four weekend trips will be arranged
mineral and metallurgical operations. Prerequisite: Consent
during the semester. 3 lecture hours, 3 semester hours.
of department. 3 semester hours. (Fall of even years only.)
ESGN586. MICROBIOLOGY OF ENGINEERED ENVI-
BELS544/ESGN544. AQUATIC TOXICOLOGY (II)
RONMENTAL SYSTEMS (l) Applications of microbial
An introduction to assessing the effects of toxic substances on
physiological processes to engineered and human-impacted
aquatic organisms, communities, and ecosystems. Topics in-
systems for the purpose of achieving environmentally
clude general toxicological principles, water quality standards,
desirable results. Topics include microbial identification and
quantitative structure-activity relationships, single species and
enumeration, biofilms in engineered systems, industrial fer-
community-level toxicity measures, regulatory issues, and
mentations and respirations, biodegradation and bioremediation
career opportunities. The course includes hands-on experience
of organic and inorganic contaminants, wastewater micro-
with toxicity testing and subsequent data reduction. Prerequi-
biology, renewable energy generation, and agricultural biotech-
site: none. 2.5 hours lecture; 1 hour lab; 3 semester hours.
nology. Prerequisite: CHGC562 or equivalent, or enrollment
in an ESE program. 3 hours lecture, 3 semester hours.
BELS596/ESGN596. MOLECULAR ENVIRONMENTAL
BIOTECHNOLOGY (l) Applications of recombinant DNA
CHGN221. ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I (I) Structure, prop-
technology to the development of enzymes and organisms
erties, and reactions of the important classes of organic com-
used for environmentally friendly industrial purposes. Topics
pounds, introduction to reaction mechanisms. Laboratory
include genetic engineering technology, biocatalysis of
exercises including synthesis, product purification and char-
industrial processes by extremozymes, dye synthesis,
acterization. Prerequisite: CHGN124, CHGN126. 3 hours
biodegradation of aromatic compounds and chlorinated sol-
lecture; 3 hours lab; 4 semester hours.
vents, biosynthesis of polymers and fuels, and agricultural
CHGN222. ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II (II) Continuation of
biotechnology. Prerequisite: introductory microbiology and
CHGN221. Prerequisite: CHGN221. 3 hours lecture; 3 hours
organic chemistry or consent of the instructor. 3 hours lec-
lab; 4 semester hours.
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
PEGN 350: Sustainable Energy Systems
P.K. SEN, Professor
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
Firing processes and reactions in glass bonded as well as me-
chanically bonded systems. Prerequisite: MTGN348. 3 hours
(Interdisciplinary Program)
lecture; 3 semester hours.
The interdisciplinary Materials Science Program is admin-
MLGN515/MTGN415. ELECTRICAL PROPERTIES AND
istered jointly by the Departments of Chemical Engineering
APPLICATIONS OF MATERIALS (II) Survey of the elec-
and Petroleum Refining, Chemistry and Geochemistry, Met-
trical properties of materials, and the applications of materi-
allurgical and Materials Engineering, Physics and the Divi-
als as electrical circuit components. The effects of chemistry,
sion of Engineering. Each department is represented on both
the Governing Board and the Graduate Affairs Committee
processing, and microstructure on the electrical properties
which are responsible for the operation of the program.
will be discussed, along with functions, performance require-
ments, and testing methods of materials for each type of cir-
Listed below are 400-level undergraduate courses which
cuit component. The general topics covered are conductors,
are cross-listed with 500-level Materials Science courses.
resistors, insulators, capacitors, energy convertors, magnetic
Additional courses offered by the Program Departments, not
materials, and integrated circuits. Prerequisites: PHGN200;
listed here, may also satisfy the course-requirements towards
MTGN311 or MLGN501; MTGN412/MLGN512, or consent
a graduate degree in this Program. Consult the Materials
Science Program Guidelines for Graduate Students and the
of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
Program Departments course-listings. It should be noted that
MLGN516/MTGN416. PROPERTIES OF CERAMICS (II)
the course requirement for graduate-level registration for a
A survey of the properties of ceramic materials and how
MLGN “500”-level course which is cross-listed with a
these properties are determined by the chemical structure
400-level course-number, will include an additional course-
(composition), crystal structure, and the microstructure of
component above that required for 400-level credit.
crystalline ceramics and glasses. Thermal, optical, and me-
MLGN502/PHGN440. INTRODUCTORY SOLID STATE
chanical properties of single-phase and multi-phase ceramics,
PHYSICS (II) Introduction to the physics of condensed mat-
including composites, are covered. Prerequisites: PHGN200,
ter with an emphasis on periodic crystals, including geomet-
MTGN311 or MLGN501, MTGN412 or consent of instruc-
rical, dynamical, thermal, and electronic properties.
tor. 3 semester hours: 3 hours lecture.
Discussion of experimental methods including photon and
MLGN517/EGGN422. SOLID MECHANICS OF MATERI-
neutron scattering, charge and heat transport, action of sim-
ALS (I) Review mechanics of materials. Introduction to elas-
ple solid state devices. Prerequisite: Physics III and
tic and non-linear continua. Cartesian tensors and stresses
MATH225. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours. MLGN502 re-
and strains. Analytical solution of elasticity problems. De-
quires a term project. PHGN440 ABET classification: 3 hrs.
velop basic concepts of fracture mechanics. Prerequisite:
engineering science.
EGGN320 or equivalent, MATH225 or equivalent. 3 hours
MLGN505*/MTGN445. MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF
lecture; 3 semester hours.
MATERIALS (I) Mechanical properties and relationships.
MLGN519/MTGN419. NON-CRYSTALLINE MATERI-
Plastic deformation of crystalline materials. Relationships of
ALS (I) An introduction to the principles of glass science and
microstructures to mechanical strength. Fracture, creep, and
engineering and non-crystalline materials in general. Glass
fatigue. Prerequisite: MTGN348. 3 hours lecture; 3 hours
formation, structure, crystallization and properties will be
lab; 3*/4 semester hours. * This is a 3 credit-hour graduate-
covered, along with a survey of commercial glass composi-
course in the Materials Science Program and a 4 credit-hour
tions, manufacturing processes and applications. Prerequi-
undergraduate-course in the MTGN program.
sites: MTGN311 or MLGN501; MLGN512/MTGN412, or
MLGN510/CHGN410 SURFACE CHEMISTRY (I) Intro-
consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
duction to colloid systems, capillarity, surface tension and
MLGN522/PHGN441. SOLID STATE PHYSICS APPLICA-
contact angle, adsorption from solution, micelles and mi-
TIONS AND PHENOMENA Continuation of MLGN502/
croemulsions, the solid/gas interface, surface analytical tech-
PHGN440 with an emphasis on applications of the principles
niques, Van Der Waal forces, electrical properties and colloid
of solid state physics to practical properties of materials in-
stability, some specific colloid systems (clays, foams and
cluding: optical properties, superconductivity, dielectric
emulsions). Students enrolled for graduate credit in
properties, magnetism, noncrystalline structure, and inter-
MLGN510 must complete a special project. Prerequisite:
faces. Graduate students in physics cannot receive credit for
DCGN209 or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semes-
MLGN522, only PHGN441. Prerequisite: MLGN502/
ter hours.
PHGN440. 3 hours lecture, 3 semester hours. *Those receiv-
MLGN512/MTGN412. CERAMIC ENGINEERING (II) Ap-
ing graduate credit will be required to submit a term paper, in
plication of engineering principles to nonmetallic and ce-
addition to satisfying all of the other requirements of the
ramic materials. Processing of raw materials and production
course.
of ceramic bodies, glazes, glasses, enamels, and cements.
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MLGN530/CHEN415. POLYMER SCIENCE AND TECH-
processes. The theory and application of designed experi-
NOLOGY Chemistry and thermodynamics of polymers and
ments will be developed and applied for full factorial experi-
polymer solutions. Reaction engineering of polymerization.
ments, fractional factorial experiments, screening
Characterization techniques based on solution properties.
experiments, multilevel experiments and mixture experi-
Materials science of polymers in varying physical states.
ments. Analysis of designed experiments will be carried out
Processing operations for polymeric materials and use in sep-
by graphical and statistical techniques. Computer software
arations. Prerequisite: CHGN221, MATH225, CHEN357 or
will be utilized for statistical process control and for the de-
consent of instructor. 3 hour lecture, 3 semester hours.
sign and analysis of experiments. Prerequisite: Consent of In-
MLGN531/CHGN416. INTRODUCTION TO POLYMER
structor. 3 hours lecture, 3 semester hours.
ENGINEERING (II) This class provides a background in
MLGN563/MTGN463. POLYMER ENGINEERING:
polymer fluid mechanics, polymer rheological response and
STRUCTURE, PROPERTIES AND PROCESSING An in-
polymer shape forming. The class begins with a discussion of
troduction to the structure and properties of polymeric mate-
the definition and measurement of material properties. Inter-
rials, their deformation and failure mechanisms, and the
relationships among the material response functions are elu-
design and fabrication of polymeric end items. The molecu-
cidated and relevant correlations between experimental data
lar and crystallographic structures of polymers will be devel-
and material response in real flow situations are given. Pro-
oped and related to the elastic, viscoelastic, yield and fracture
cessing operations for polymeric materials will then be ad-
properties of polymeric solids and reinforced polymer com-
dressed. These include the flow of polymers through circular,
posites. Emphasis will be placed on forming techniques for
slit, and complex dies. Fiber spinning, film blowing, extru-
end item fabrication including: extrusion, injection molding,
sion and co-extrusion will be covered as will injection mold-
reaction injection molding, thermoforming, and blow mold-
ing. Graduate students are required to write a term paper and
ing. The design of end items will be considered in relation to:
take separate examinations which are at a more advanced
materials selection, manufacturing engineering, properties,
level. Prerequisite: CRGN307, EGGN351 or equivalent.
and applications. Prerequisite: MTGN311.
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
MLGN569/MTGN569/MTGN469/EGGN469/EGESS569/C
MLGN535, PHGN435/535, and ChEN 435/535. INTERDIS-
hEN469 FUEL CELL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY (II).
CIPLINARY MICROELECTRONICS PROCESSING LAB-
Investigate fundamentals of fuel-call operation and electro-
ORATORY (II) Application of science and engineering
chemistry from a chemical thermodynamics and materials-
principles to the design, fabrication, and testing of microelec-
science perspective. Review types of fuel cells,
tronic devices. Emphasis on specific unit operations and the
fuel-processing requirements and approaches, and fuel-cell
interrelation among processing steps. Prerequisite: Concent
system integration. Examine current topics in fuel-cell sci-
of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
ence and technology. Fabricate and test operational fuel cells
MLGN544/MTGN414. PROCESSING OF CERAMICS (II)
in the Colorado Fuel Cell Center. 3 credit hours. Prerequi-
A description of the principles of ceramic processing and the
sites: EGGN371 or ChEN357 or MTGN351; Thermodynam-
relationship between processing and microstructure. Raw
ics I, MATH225 Differential Equations, or consent of
materials and raw material preparation, forming and fabrica-
instructor.
tion, thermal processing, and finishing of ceramic materials
will be covered. Principles will be illustrated by case studies
on specific ceramic materials. A project to design a ceramic
fabrication process is required. Field trips to local ceramic
manufacturing operations are included. Prerequisites:
MTGN311, MTGN331, and MTGN412/MLGN512 or con-
sent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
MLGN550/MLGN450. STATISTICAL PROCESS CON-
TROL AND DESIGN OF EXPERIMENTS (I) An introduc-
tion to statistical process control, process capability analysis
and experimental design techniques. Statistical process con-
trol theory and techniques will be developed and applied to
control charts for variables and attributes involved in process
control and evaluation. Process capability concepts will be
developed and applied for the evaluation of manufacturing
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Guy T. McBride, Jr.
social and environmental responsibility. While the seminars
in the program are designed to nourish such an understand-
Honors Program in Public ing, the internship allows students to see firsthand the kinds
of challenges that they will face in their professional lives.
Affairs for Engineers
Foreign study is also possible either through CSM-
DR. LORING ABEYTA, Interim Principal Tutor and Program
sponsored trips or through individual plans arranged in
Director
consultation with the Principal Tutor and CSM’s Office of
Program Educational Objectives
International Programs. The cost for any foreign study is the
responsibility of the student.
The McBride Honors Program in Public Affairs for Engi-
neers offers 24 semester hours of seminars and off-campus
Student Profile
activities that have the primary educational objective of pro-
The McBride Honors Program in Public Affairs for
viding a select number of CSM students the opportunity to
Engineers seeks to enroll students who can profit most from
cross the boundaries of their technical expertise into the ethi-
the learning experiences upon which the program is based
cal, cultural, and socio-political dimensions of science and
while significantly contributing to faculty and peer learning.
technology. Students will gain the values, knowledge, and
Whereas most conventional honors programs admit students
skills to prove, project, and test the moral and social implica-
almost exclusively on the basis of academic record, in the
tions of their future professional judgments and activities, not
McBride Honors Program, high school, test scores, grade
only for the particular organizations with which they will be
point, and class rank form only part of the criteria used in
involved, but also for the nation and the world. Themes from
the admission process. Applicants must demonstrate their
the humanities and the social sciences are incorporated into
leadership potential, commitment to public service, willing-
the CSM curriculum to develop in students the habits of
ness to understand and respect perspectives other than their
thought necessary for effective management, social and envi-
own, and writing, listening, and speaking abilities through
ronmental responsibility, and enlightened leadership.
an essay and an interview with faculty members.
Program Description
Once admitted into the program, a McBride student com-
Designed and taught by teams of faculty members from
mits to
the humanities, social sciences, life and physical sciences,
completing the 24-credit-hour McBride curriculum as
and engineering, the curriculum of the McBride Honors Pro-
stated in the catalog, deviating from this program of
gram in Public Affairs for Engineers features the following
studies only with permission from the program admin-
educational experiences:
istration;
Student-centered seminars guided by faculty moderators
participating in the McBride seminars as an active and
from various disciplines.
responsible learner, always completing reading and
An interdisciplinary approach that integrates domestic
writing assignments in order to be ready to teach and
and global perspectives into the curriculum.
learn from peers and instructors;
One-to-one long-lasting relationships between faculty
engaging in the highest level of intellectual discourse in
and students.
a civil and respectful manner with all members of the
CSM community, even with those who hold different
Development and practice of oral/written communica-
beliefs, values, and views of the world;
tion and listening skills.
accepting and behaving according to the rules estab-
Opportunity to travel to Washington, DC and abroad as
lished for the Washington Policy and Foreign Area
part of the McBride curriculum.
Study trips to ensure the safety of peers, maximize the
Intellectual relationships and camaraderie.
educational experience of the group, and maintain
Public affairs or policy related internship.
CSM’s high reputation;
A central experience in the program is the Practicum (an
understanding that the McBride faculty is committed to
internship, overseas study, public service, REU, or thesis),
provide the best education to help students become
which usually comes during the summer following the junior
thoughtful and responsible persons and professionals;
year. Because engineers and scientists will continue to
upholding the highest standards of ethical conduct, par-
assume significant responsibilities as leaders in public and
ticularly those related to academic honesty and respect
private sectors, it is essential that CSM students be prepared
for peers;
for more than the traditional first jobs in industry.
accepting CSM educational goals, particularly those
Leadership and management demand an understanding of
related to meeting the Profile of the Colorado School
the accelerating pace of change that marks the social, politi-
of Mines.
cal, and economic currents of society and a commitment to
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Although the educational experiences in the McBride
into the Program and allowed to enroll in the McBride
Honors Program are rigorous and demand a high degree of
freshman seminar in the spring of their freshman year.
dedication from the students, McBride graduates have
Failure to meet the GPA requirement will result in the
gained positions of their choice in industry and government
voiding of the invitation to join the McBride Honors
more easily than others and have been successful in winning
Program.
admission to high-quality graduate and professional schools.
A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 in Honors course-
Admission
work is required to remain in good academic standing.
Interested students should apply to the McBride program
Students who drop below a cumulative 3.0 in their
by mid-September of their first semester of the freshman
McBride coursework will be placed on probation for
year by filling out an application, writing an essay, and
one semester. If the required minimum GPA has not
securing a letter of recommendation (see website for details).
been met at the end of the probationary semester, or in
Applicants will be interviewed by a team of faculty and
any subsequent semester, the student will be withdrawn
Honor students. Once a finalist accepts the responsibilities
from the program.
and honors of being a member of the Program (see above),
If a student's CSM semester GPA falls below 2.9, the
s/he begins taking Honors seminars in the Spring semester
student will receive a formal letter from the Principal
of the freshmen year.
Tutor and Director noting that his or her semester GPA
Transfer and Graduation Policies
does not meet McBride standards. The student will be
encouraged to meet with members of the McBride Tu-
The McBride Program accepts applications from transfer
torial Committee to review strategies for academic suc-
students as follows:
cess. While this meeting is not required, the student is
Transfer students who enter CSM in the Fall semester
strongly encouraged to contact the Principal Tutor and
must fill out an application and go through the applica-
Director.
tion and interview process with all freshmen applicants
A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.9 is required in all
(see above).
course work at CSM. Students who drop below a cu-
Transfer students who enter CSM in the Spring semes-
mulative GPA of 2.9 will be placed on probation for
ter must submit a full application, including the essay,
one semester. Those students will receive a formal let-
and arrange an interview with the Principal Moderator
ter from the Principal Tutor and Director informing
and the Chair of McBride’s Executive Committee be-
them that they are on academic probation, and they will
fore the first day of Spring semester classes.
be required to meet with the Principal Tutor and Direc-
All transfer students should expect to take the entire
tor. Students must meet with a member of the McBride
McBride curriculum (24 credit hours) in residence. Only
Tutorial Committee regularly through the semester of
under very special circumstances, the Principal Tutor will
academic probation. These regular meetings will be
assess a petition by a transfer student for course substitutions.
recorded in the student file by the member of the Tutor-
ial Committee who is meeting with the student. If the
Academic Standards
required minimum GPA has not been met at the end of
Students must perform to the highest levels of writing,
the probationary semester, or in any subsequent semes-
reading, and discussion before and during McBride seminars.
ter, the student will be withdrawn from the program.
Participation in class projects and discussions is essential.
A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.9 and an Honors
Students who do not maintain an appropriate level of such
GPA of 3.0 at the time of graduation in order to receive
participation may be asked to leave the program.
the "Minor in the McBride Honors Program in Public
Academic integrity and honesty are expected of the stu-
Affairs". Graduating seniors who fall below these min-
dents in the program. Any infractions in these areas will be
ima will receive a "Minor in Public Affairs" without the
handled under the rules of CSM and the McBride Procedures
honors designation if they choose to complete the Pub-
Manual and may result in dismissal from the program.
lic Affairs minor instead of transferring their credits to
The program demands a high level of achievement not
LAIS.
only in honors courses, but in all academic work attempted at
If students wish to appeal their withdrawal from the
CSM. To that end, a student must meet the following require-
McBride Honors Program, they must write a letter of
ments:
appeal to the Principal Tutor and Director, who will re-
A cumulative GPA of 2.9 or higher is required at the
view the student's case. The McBride Executive Com-
end of the fall semester of the freshman year. Students
mittee will then meet and decide what action will be
who meet this GPA requirement at the end of their fall
taken on the student's appeal.
semester in the freshman year will be fully initiated
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Description of Courses
HNRS311. U.S. PUBLIC POLICY: DOMESTIC AND FOR-
HNRS101. PARADOXES OF THE HUMAN CONDITION
EIGN Detailed examination of United States public policy,
Study of the paradoxes in the human condition as expressed
using a case study approach to guide students to understand
in significant texts in classics, literature, moral philosophy,
the various aspects of policy making and the participants in
and history; drama and music, both classical and contem-
the process. As an outcome of this seminar, students will
porary, history, biography, and fiction. Prerequisite: Fresh-
have the ability to engage in informed, critical analysis of
man status in the McBride Honors Program. 3 hours seminar;
public policy, and will understand the process and how they
3 semester hours.
may become involved in it. Students should expect to spend
spring break in Washington, D.C., as part of this seminar.
HNRS201. CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY: A STUDY OF
Prerequisite: HNRS301 or HNRS302 or permission of Prin-
DIVERSE CULTURES A study of cultures within the
cipal Tutor. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
United States and abroad and the behavior of people. The
seminar will emphasize the roles of languages, religions,
HNRS312 FOREIGN AREA STUDY A survey of current
moral values, and legal and economic systems in the cultures
public policy issues of a selected country or region, based on
selected for inquiry. Prerequisite: HNRS101 or consent of the
a broad survey of history and culture as well as contemporary
Principal Tutor. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
social, technological, economic and political trends. The
areas that might be studied in a three year rotation; Far East
HNRS202. COMPARATIVE POLITICAL AND ECO-
(China and Taiwan or Hong Kong, Indonesia and/or Malaysia),
NOMIC SYSTEMS This course constitutes a comparative
Latin America (Brazil or Chile), Middle East/Africa (Turkey
study of the interrelationships between political and economic
or South Africa). Students taking this seminar in preparation
systems in theory and practice. Totalitarianism, authoritarian-
for a McBride sponsored trip abroad might be able to take a
ism, democracy, anarchy, socialism, and communism will be
brief intensive language course before departure. Prerequi-
examined in their historical and theoretical contexts and
site: HNRS301 or HNRS302 or permission of Principal Tutor.
compared with baseline concepts of what constitutes a politi-
3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
cal system. Economics will be studied from a historical/
developmental approach, examining classical and neo-
HNRS401. MCBRIDE PRACTICUM: INTERNSHIP An
classical economics and theories of major western econo-
off-campus practicum which may include an internship in a
mists, including Smith, Marx, and Keynes. Specific nation or
company, government agency, or public service organization
area case studies will be used to integrate concepts and to ex-
(domestic or foreign), or foreign study as a part of a McBride
plore possible new global conditions which define the roles
group or individually. The practicum must have prior approval
of governments and other institutions in the development,
of the Principal Tutor. All students completing a practicum
planning, and control of economic activities and social pol-
are expected to keep an extensive journal and write a pro-
icy. Prerequisite: HNRS201 or permission of the Principal
fessional report detailing, analyzing, and evaluating their
Tutor. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
experiences. Prerequisite: HNRS311. 3 hours seminar;
3 semester hours.
HNRS301. INTERNATIONAL POLITICAL ECONOMY
International political economy is the study of the dynamic
HNRS402. MCBRIDE PRACTICUM: FOREIGN AREA
relationships between nation-states and the global market-
STUDY FIELD TRIP After completing the HNRS312
place. Topics include: international and world politics,
Foreign Area Study seminar, students travel to the selected
money and international finance, international trade, multi-
country or region. Students will gain first hand experience
national and global corporations, global development, transi-
interacting and communicating with people from another
tion economies and societies, and developing economies and
culture. Students will complete a written research and analy-
societies. Prerequisite: HNRS202 or permission of Principal
sis report using historic cultural, technological, political, or
Tutor. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
an economic theme. Prerequisite: HNRS312 or permission of
Principal Tutor. 3 hours seminar, 3 semester hours.
HNRS302. TECHNOLOGY AND SOCIO-ECONOMIC
CHANGE A critical analysis of the interactions among sci-
HNRS411. STUDY OF LEADERSHIP AND POWER An
ence, technology, and American values and institutions. The
intellectual examination into the nature of leadership and
seminar will study the role of technology in American society
power. Focuses on understanding and interpreting the leader-
and will debate the implications of technology transfer from
ship role, both its potential and its limitations, in various
developed to developing nations. Students will learn to relate
historical, literary, political, socio-economic, and cultural
technological issues to socio-economic and religious aspects
contexts. Exemplary leaders and their antitypes are analyzed.
of society and explore the moral and social consequences of
Characteristics of leaders are related to their cultural and
technological innovations. Prerequisite: HNRS202 or permis-
temporal context. This course will ask questions regarding
sion of Principal Tutor. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
the morality of power and its uses. Leadership in technical
and non-technical environments will be compared and con-
trasted. Additionally, power and empowerment, and the
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complications of becoming or of confronting a leader are
Military Science
scrutinized. Prerequisite: HNRS311 or HNRS312 or permis-
sion of Principal Tutor. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
(Army ROTC-AROTC)
HNRS412. CONFLICT RESOLUTION An in-depth look at
The Military Science Program at the Colorado School of
creative, non-violent, non-litigious, win-win ways to handle
Mines (CSM) is offered in conjunction with the University of
conflicts in personal, business, environmental and govern-
Colorado at Boulder (CU-B). The Department of Military
mental settings. The class will learn concepts, theories and
Science offers programs leading to an officer's commission in
methods of conflict resolution, study past and present cases,
the active Army, Army Reserve, or National Guard in con-
and observe on-going conflict resolution efforts in the Den-
junction with an undergraduate or graduate degree. Military
ver area. Prerequisite: HNRS311 or HNRS312 or permission
science courses are designed to supplement a regular degree
of Principal Tutor. 3 hour seminar. 3 semester hours.
program by offering practical leadership and management
HNRS420. SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, AND ETHICS
experience. Students attend classes at the Colorado School of
A comprehensive inquiry into ethical and moral issues raised
Mines in Golden.
by modern science and technology. Issues covered include:
Four-Year Program
the contention that science is value neutral; the particular
The four-year program consists of two phases: the basic
sorts of ethical problems faced by engineers in their public
course (freshman and sophomore years) and the advanced
and political roles in deciding uses of materials and energy;
course (junior and senior years).
the personal problems faced in the development of a career in
Basic course
science and technology; the moral dilemmas inherent in
The basic course offers a 2- or 3-credit course each semes-
using natural forms and energies for human purposes; and
ter, covering Army history and organization as well as mili-
the technologically dominated modern civilization. The sem-
tary leadership and management. Laboratory sessions provide
inar will consist of readings and discussion of ethical issues
the opportunity to apply leadership skills while learning basic
in plays, works of fiction, and films. Prerequisite: HNRS411
military skills. Enrollment in the basic course incurs no mili-
or HNRS412 or permission of the Principal Tutor. 3 hours
tary obligation except for Army scholarship recipients.
seminar; 3 semester hours.
Advanced AROTC
HNRS498. SPECIAL TOPICS IN THE MCBRIDE HON-
The advanced course covers leadership, tactics and unit
ORS PROGRAM IN PUBLIC AFFAIRS FOR ENGINEERS
operations, training techniques, military law, and professional
A Special Topics course will be a pilot course in the McBride
ethics, and includes a leadership practicum each semester. A
curriculum or will be offered as an enhancement to regularly-
35-day summer advanced camp at Fort Lewis, Washington,
scheduled McBride seminars. Special Topics courses in the
provides challenging leadership training and is a prerequisite
McBride curriculum will not be offered more than twice.
for commissioning. Advanced course students must have
Variable credit: 1 - 6 semester hours. Repeatable for credit
completed the basic course and obtain permission from the
under different titles.
Professor of Military Science (PMS).
HNRS499. INDEPENDENT STUDY Under special circum-
stances, a McBride student may use this course number to
Two-Year Program
register for an independent study project which substitutes
The two-year program consists of the advanced course,
for or enhances the regularly-scheduled McBride curriculum
preceded by attending the Leaders Training course (a four-
seminars. Variable credit: 1 - 6 semester hours. Repeatable
week summer ROTC basic course at Ft. Knox, Kentucky).
for credit.
Veterans, or Active Army Reserve/Army National Guard
Soldiers, or students who have participated in three years of
Junior ROTC or Civil Air Patrol, may be eligible to enroll in
the advanced course without attendance at basic camp or
completion of the basic course. Advanced course students
must obtain permission from the Professor of Military
Science (PMS) at 303-492-6495.
Scholarship Programs
Four-year college scholarships are available to high school
seniors, who apply before December 1 of their senior year.
Competition for two- and three- year scholarships is open to
all university students, regardless of academic major and
whether or not they are currently enrolled in ROTC.
Scholarship students receive full tuition and mandatory labo-
ratory fees, a book allowance, and an allowance of $300-
$500 per month during the academic year. Students interested
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in the scholarship program should contact the AROTC
*MSGN104. Adventures in Leadership II (II) Continues the
Enrollment officer at 303-492-3549 no later than the begin-
investigation of leadership in small organizations. Covers se-
ning of the spring semester to apply for the following aca-
lected topics such as basic troop leading procedures, military
demic year.
first aid and casualty evacuation concepts, creating ethical
work climates, an introduction to Army organizations and in-
Simultaneous Membership Program
Students currently in the Army Reserves or Army National
stallations, and a further examination of basic military tac-
Guard and entering either the second year of the basic course
tics. Introduces students to effective military writing styles.
or the advanced course may participate in the Simultaneous
Lab fee. 1 hour lecture, 2 hours lab, 3 hours PT, and 80 hours
Membership Program (SMP). Students participating in this
field training; 2 semester hours. (Spring)
program will receive $350 to $500 monthly stipend plus their
MSGN198. SPECIAL TOPICS IN MILITARY SCIENCE (I,
unit pay at the E-5 grade. Participants in the SMP program
II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from
may be eligible for Army Reserve or Army National Guard
special interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the
tuition assistance benefits.
course is offered only once. Prerequisite: Consent of instruc-
Leadership Laboratories
tor. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for credit
These 90-minute periods provide cadets with practical
under different titles.
leadership experience and performance-oriented, hands-on
MSGN199. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II). Individual re-
instruction outside the classroom. Diagnostic evaluations of
search or special problem projects supervised by a faculty
cadets in leadership roles are frequently administered.
member. Student and instructor will agree on subject matter,
Leadership labs are compulsory for enrolled cadets.
content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
Veterans
"Independent Study" form must be completed and submitted
Veterans who have served on active duty or in the Army
to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours. Repeat-
Reserve/National Guard are also eligible for the ROTC pro-
able for credit.
gram. Although veterans are not required to take the Basic
Sophomore Year
Course, they are encouraged to do so. A minimum of 60
*MSGN203. MSGN203. METHODS OF LEADERSHIP
credit hours are required prior to enrolling in the Advanced
AND MANAGEMENT I (I) Comprehensively reviews ad-
Course.
vanced leadership and management concepts including moti-
Registration and Credits
vation, attitudes, communication skills, problem solving,
Army ROTC serves as elective credit in most departments.
human needs and behavior, and leadership self development.
Elective course credit toward your degree for AROTC classes
Students continue to refine effective written and oral commu-
will be determined by your individual academic advisor.
nications skills and to explore topics such as the basic
AROTC classes begin with the MSGN prefix.
branches of the Army, and officer and NCO duties. Students
conduct classroom and practical exercises in small unit light
For more information, contact the CU-Boulder Army
infantry tactics and are prepared to perform as midlevel lead-
ROTC Enrollment and Scholarship Officer at 303-492-3549
ers in the cadet organization. Lab fee: 1 hour lecture, 2 hours
or 303-492-6495. You can also go to
lab, 3 hours PT, and 80 hours field training; 2 semester hours.
http://www.colorado.edu/AROTC. For information about
(Fall)
CSM, call 303-273-3398 or 303-273-3380
*MSGN204. METHODS OF LEADERSHIP AND MAN-
Description of Courses
AGEMENT II (II) Focuses on leadership and management
Freshman Year
functions in military and corporate environments. Studies
*Indicates courses that may be used to satisfy PAGN
various components of Army leadership doctrine to include
semester requirements.
the four elements of leadership, leadership principles, risk
*MSGN103. ADVENTURES IN LEADERSHIP I (I) Intro-
management and planning theory, the be-know-do frame-
duces fundamentals of leadership and the United States
work, and the Army leadership evaluation program. Continue
Army. Examines its organization, customs, and history as
to refine communication skills. Lab fee. 1 hour lecture, 2
well as its current relevance and purpose. Students also in-
hours lab, 3 hours PT, and 80hours field training; 2 semester
vestigate basic leadership and management skills necessary
hours. (Spring)
to be successful in both military and civilian settings. In-
MSGN298. SPECIAL TOPICS IN MILITARY SCIENCE
cludes fundamentals of Army leadership doctrine, team-
(I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen
building concepts, time and stress management, an
from special interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually
introduction to cartography and land navigation, marksman-
the course is offered only once. Prerequisite: Consent of in-
ship, briefing techniques, and some basic military tactics.
structor. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for
Lab fee. 1 hour lecture, 2 hours lab, 3 hours PT, and 80 hours
credit under different titles.
field training; 2 semester hours. (Fall)
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MSGN299. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Individual re-
during the LDAC period. The U.S. Army reimburses stu-
search or special problem projects supervised by a faculty
dents for travel to and from LDAC. In addition, students re-
member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a sub-
ceive approximately $600.00 pay while attending LDAC.
ject matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: Consent
Prerequisite: Enrollment in the AROTC LDAC and comple-
of instructor. "Independent Study" form must be completed
tion of MSGN301 through 304.
and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit
MSGN398. SPECIAL TOPICS IN MILITARY SCIENCE
hours. Repeatable for credit.
(I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen
Junior Year
from special interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually
MSGN301. MSGN301. MILITARY OPERATIONS AND
the course is offered only once. Prerequisite: Consent of in-
TRAINING I (I) Further explores the theory of managing
structor. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for
and leading small military units with an emphasis on practi-
credit under different titles.
cal applications at the squad and platoon levels. Students ex-
MSGN399. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II). Individual re-
amine various leadership styles and techniques as they relate
search or special problem projects supervised by a faculty
to advanced small unit tactics. Familiarizes students with a
member. Student and instructor will agree on subject matter,
variety of topics such as cartography, land navigation, field
content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
craft, and weapons systems. Involves multiple, evaluated
"Independent Study" form must be completed and submitted
leadership opportunities in field settings and hands-on expe-
to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours. Repeat-
rience with actual military equipment. Students are given
able for credit.
maximum leadership opportunities in weekly labs. Prerequi-
site: Consent of the Professor of Military Science. Lab Fee. 3
Senior Year
hours lecture; 3 semester hours. (Fall)
MSGN401. OFFICER LEADERSHIP AND DEVELOP-
MENT I (I) Examines management and leadership concepts
MSGN302. MILITARY OPERATIONS AND TRAINING II
and techniques associated with planning and executing mili-
(II) Studies theoretical and practical applications of small
tary training and operations at company and higher echelons.
unit leadership principles. Focuses on managing personnel
Includes analyses of professional ethics and values, effective
and resources, the military decision making process, the op-
training principles and procedures, subordinate counseling,
erations order, and oral communications. Exposes the student
and effective staff officer briefing techniques. Also investi-
to tactical unit leadership in a variety of environments with a
gates other subjects such as counter terrorism, modern peace-
focus on preparation for the summer advance camp experi-
keeping missions, and the impact of the information
ence. Prerequisite: Consent of the Professor of Military Sci-
revolution on the art of land warfare. Conducted both in and
ence. Lab Fee. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours. (Spring)
out of classroom setting and with multiple practical leader-
MSGN303. LEADERSHIP LABORATORY (I) Develop-
ship opportunities to organize cadet training and activities.
ment of military leadership techniques to include preparation
Prerequisite: Consent of the Professor of Military Science.
of operation plans, presentation of instruction, and supervi-
Lab Fee. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours. (Fall)
sion of underclass military cadets. Instruction in military
MSGN402. OFFICER LEADERSHIP AND DEVELOP-
drill, ceremonies, and customs and courtesies of the Army.
MENT II (II) Continues MSGN401 study of management
Must be taken in conjunction with MSGN301. Prerequisite:
and leadership concepts and techniques, providing practical
Consent of department. Lab Fee. 2 hours lab, 3 hours PT, 80
leadership experiences in the classroom and during multiple
hours field training; .5 semester hour. (Fall)
cadet-run activities. Also examines varied topics such as the-
MSGN304. LEADERSHIP LABORATORY (II) Continued
ory and practice of the military justice system, law of war,
development of military leadership techniques with the major
military-media relations, support mechanisms for soldiers
emphasis on leading an Infantry Squad. Training is "hands-
and their families, operational security considerations, and
on." Practical exercises are used to increase understanding of
historical case studies in military leadership in the context of
the principles of leadership learned in MSGN302. Must be
21st century land warfare. Prerequisite: Consent of the Pro-
taken in conjunction with MSGN302. Prerequisite: Consent
fessor of Military Science. Lab Fee. 3 hours lecture; 3 semes-
of department. Lab Fee. 2 hours lab, 3 hours PT, 80 hours
ter hours. (Spring)
field training; .5 semester hour. (Spring)
MSGN403. LEADERSHIP LABORATORY (I) Continued
LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT AND ASSESSMENT
development of leadership techniques by assignment in the
COURSE (LDAC) (Fort Lewis, WA) A 34 day LDAC is re-
command and staff positions in the Cadet Battalion. Cadets
quired for completion of the AROTC program. LDAC
are expected to plan and execute much of the training associ-
should be attended between the junior and senior year. The
ated with the day-to-day operations within the cadet battal-
emphasis at LDAC is placed on the development of individ-
ion. Utilizing the troop leading and management principles
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-
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mendations, and execute the approved plan. Prerequisite:
Modified Two-Year Program
Consent of department. Lab Fee. 2 hours lab, 3 hours PT,
All undergraduate and graduate students are eligible for
and 80 hours field training; .5 semester hour. (Fall)
this program. It is offered to full-time, regularly enrolled
MSGN404. LEADERSHIP LABORATORY (II) Continued
degree students and requires at least two years of full-time
leadership development by serving in the command and staff
college (undergraduate or graduate level, or a combination).
positions in the Cadet Battalion. Cadets take a large role in
Those selected for this program must complete a six-week
determining the goals and direction of the cadet organization,
field training program during the summer months as a pre-
under supervision of the cadre. Cadets are required to plan
requisite for entry into the Professional Officer Course the
and organize cadet outings and much of the training of un-
following fall semester.
derclassmen. Lab Fee. Prerequisite: Consent of department.
Leadership Lab
Lab Fee. 2 hours lab, 3 hours PT, and 80 hours field training;
All AFROTC cadets must attend Leadership Lab (1-1/2
.5 semester hour. (Spring)
hours per week). The laboratory involves a study of Air Force
MSGN497. SPECIAL STUDIES IN LEADERSHIPAND
customs and courtesies, drill and ceremonies, career opportu-
SMALL GROUP DYNAMICS I (I) The course is specifi-
nities, and the life and work of an Air Force junior officer.
cally geared to the unique leadership challenges faced by in-
Other AFROTC Programs
dividuals involved in CSM student government and other
Other programs are frequently available based on current
campus leadership positions. Instruction emphasis is on
Air Force needs. Any AFROTC staff member in Boulder (303
forces and dynamics which shape and define leader/man-
492-8351) can discuss best alternatives. Interested students
ager's job in the campus environment. Prerequisite: Currently
should make initial contact as early as possible to create the
appointed or elected leader of a recognized student organiza-
best selection opportunity, as selection is on a competitive
tion or consent of the department head. 1 hour lecture and 5
basis. There is no obligation until a formal contract is entered.
hours lab; 3 semester hours.
Description of Courses
MSGN498. SPECIAL TOPICS IN MILITARY SCIENCE
(I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen
(AFROTC)
from special interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually
AFGN101. FOUNDATIONS OF THE UNITED STATES
the course is offered only once. Prerequisite: Consent of in-
AIR FORCE (I) Introduces students to the U.S. Air Force
structor. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for
and the USAF officer profession. Uses instructor lectures,
credit under different titles.
films and videos, and group activities to examine Air Force
issues, officership qualities, and military customs and courte-
MSGN499. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II). Individual re-
sies. Emphasizes the communication skills necessary for an
search or special problem projects supervised by a faculty
Air Force officer. 1-hour lecture, 2.0 hours lab, 1.5 semester
member. Student and instructor will agree on subject matter,
hours.
content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
"Independent Study" form must be completed and submitted
AFGN102. FOUNDATIONS OF THE UNITED STATES
to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours. Repeat-
AIR FORCE (II) A continuation of AFGN101. 1-hous lec-
able for credit.
ture, 2.0 hours lab, 1.5 semester hours.
Air Force ROTC (AFROTC)
AFGN201. THE EVOLUTION OF USAF AIR AND SPACE
POWER (I) Studies air power from balloons and dirigibles
Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps
through the jet age and historically reviews air power em-
U.S. Air Force ROTC offers several programs leading to a
ployment in military and non-military operations in support
commission in the U.S. Air Force upon receipt of at least a
of national objectives. Looks at the evolution of air power
baccalaureate degree.
concepts and doctrine and introduces the development of
Standard Four-Year Program
communicative skills. 1-hour lecture, 2.0 hours lab, 1.5 se-
This standard program is designed for incoming freshmen
mester hours.
or any student with four years remaining until degree com-
AFGN202. THE EVOLUTION OF USAF AIR AND SPACE
pletion. It consists of three parts: the General Military
POWER (II) A continuation of AFGN201. 1-hours lecture,
Course (GMC) for lower division (normally freshmen and
2.0 hours lab, 1.5 semester hours.
sophomore) students; the Professional Officer Course (POC)
AFGN301. AIR FORCE LEADERHIP STUDIES (I) Pro-
for upper division students (normally juniors and seniors);
vides an integrated management course emphasizing con-
and Leadership Laboratory (LLAB—attended by all cadets).
cepts and skills required by the successful manager and
Completion of a four-week summer training course is
leader. Includes individual motivational and behavioral
required prior to commissioning.
processes, leadership, communication, and group dynamics
while providing foundation for the development of the junior
officer's professional skills (officership). Emphasizes deci-
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sion making and use of analytic aids in planning, organizing
NROTC students attending Colorado School of Mines
and controlling in a changing environment. Discusses orga-
must attend a weekly drill session at the University of Colo-
nizational and personal values (ethics), management of
rado Boulder campus and fulfill other military responsibili-
change, organizational power, politics, managerial strategy,
ties. Additionally, they must complete a series of Naval
and tactics within the context of military organization. Uses
Science courses at the Boulder campus by special arrange-
actual Air Force case studies throughout the course to en-
ment with the appropriate NROTC staff instructor. Navy
hance the learning and communication process. Two 1.5
option students must complete course work in calculus,
hour seminars/lectures, 2.0 hours lab, 3.5 semester hours.
physics, computer science, American military history or
AFGN302. AIR FORCE LEADERHIP STUDIES (II) A con-
national security policy, and a foreign language. Marine
tinuation of AFGN301. Emphasizes basic managerial
Corps option students are required to complete courses in
process while employing group discussions, case studies, and
American military history or national security policy and a
role playing as learning devices. Continues to emphasize the
foreign language. Students should check with their NROTC
development of communicative skills. Two 1.5 hour semi-
class advisor to determine specific course offerings which
nars/lectures, 2.0 hours lab, 3.5 semester hours.
fulfill the above requirements.
AFGN401. NATIONAL SECURITY AFFAIRS AND
Commissioned Service. The mission of the NROTC pro-
PREPARATION FOR ACTIVE DUTY (I) Studies the formu-
gram is to provide regular and reserve officers to the fleet
lation, organization, and implementation of U.S. national se-
and Marine Corps for service in the “Unrestricted Line”
curity policy; context of national security; evolution of
fields. Unrestricted Line officers specialize in one of the
strategy; management of conflict; and civil-military interac-
following: Surface ships, submarines, aviation (Pilot or
tion. Also includes blocks of instruction on the military pro-
Naval Flight Officer), Special Warfare (SEALs) or Special
fession/officership, the military justice system, and
Operations (Diving, Salvage, Explosive Ordnance Disposal).
communicative skills. Provides future Air Force officers
Marine Corps officer commissionees enter a variety of fields
with the background of U.S. national security policy so they
including infantry, aviation, armor, and combat engineering.
can effectively function in today's Air Force. Two 1.5 hour
Regardless of the type of commission earned, regular or
seminars, 2.0 hours lab, 3.5 semester hours.
reserve, virtually all NROTC graduates serve on active duty
after commissioning. Men and women interested in these
AFGN402. NATIONAL SECURITY AFFAIRS AND
and other programs leading to commissions in the Naval
PREPARATION FOR ACTIVE DUTY (II) A continuation of
Service are encouraged to contact the NROTC Unit at
AFGN401. Includes defense strategy conflict management,
492-8287 or in person at Folsom Stadium, Gate 6, Room
formulation/implementation of U.S. defense policy, and orga-
241, University of Colorado, Boulder.
nizational factors and case studies in policy making, military
law, uniform code of military justice, and communication
skills. Two 1.5 hour seminars/lectures, 2.0 hours lab, 3..5 se-
mester hours.
Navy ROTC (NROTC)
Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps
Colorado School of Mines students may pursue a com-
mission as an officer in the U.S. Navy or Marine Corps
through a cross town agreement with the Naval ROTC Unit
at the University of Colorado, Boulder. NROTC offers two-
year and four-year scholarship programs and college (non-
scholarship) programs. Navy scholarships may be earned
through a national competition based on college board exams
and high school record, or while the student is enrolled in
college based on college grades and military performance.
Scholarship students receive tuition and fees, books, and a
$100 per month subsistence allowance during their last two
years in the program (advanced standing).
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Physical Education and
Steinhauer Field House
A facility of 35,000-sq. ft., which provides for the needs of
Athletics
intercollegiate athletics, physical education classes and intra-
murals.
TOM SPICER, Department Head and Athletic Director
DIXIE CIRILLO, Assistant Athletic Director
Darden Baseball Field
DAN R. LEWIS, Associate Athletic Director and Head Wrestling
Newly renovated with dugouts, fencing, 10 inning score-
Coach
board, netted backstop, press-box and lights for Friday Night
STEPHANIE BEGLAY, Assistant Athletics Trainer
Games. Located west of Brooks Field and has seating ac-
OSCAR BOES, Cross Country/Track Coach
commodations for 500 spectators.
CHAD BOSTWICK, Instructor and Assistant Football Coach
Softball Field
JEFF DUGGAN, Sports Information Director
BOB BENSON, Instructor and Associate Head Football Coach
Located adjacent to the baseball field.
KEVIN SAGE, Instructor and Head Swimming and Diving Coach
Brooks Field
GREG JENSEN, Assistant Athletics Trainer
Named in honor of Ralph D. Brooks, former member of
JAMIE SKADELAND, Head Volleyball Coach
the Board of Trustees of the School of Mines, Brooks Field
FRANK KOHLENSTEIN, Head Men's and Women's Soccer Coach
includes a football/soccer field equipped with lights and a
CLEMENT GRINSTEAD, Instructor and Assistant Football Coach
steel-concrete grandstand and bleachers which seat 3,500
PAULA KRUEGER, Head Women's Basketball Coach
BRANDON LEIMBACH, Recreation Center Director and
spectators.
Recreational Sports Director
Tennis Courts
JENNIFER McINTOSH, Head Athletics Trainer
The Department maintains four tennis courts.
JERRID OATES, Head Baseball Coach
PRYOR ORSER, Head Men's Basketball Coach
Student Recreation Center
BRAD SCHICK, Instructor and Assistant Men's Basketball Coach
A three-level, 108,000 square foot facility that features an
ART SIEMERS, Instructor and Head Track & Field and Cross
8 lane, 25 yard swimming pool with 2 diving boards and a 14
Country Coach
person hot tub. There are both men's and women's locker
HEATHER ROBERTS, Instructor and Assistant Volleyball Coach
rooms, a 4,000 square foot climbing wall, a full service juice
ROBERT STITT, Head Football Coach
bar, an elevated jogging track, a 5,500 square foot fitness
ANNA VAN WETZINGA, Instructor and Head Softball Coach
area, 2 multi-purpose rooms, a recreational gym and an arena
ADAM CLARK, Instructor and Strength & Conditioning Coach
that seats up 3,000 for varsity athletic contests.
JOSH HUTCHENS, Instructor and Assistant Wrestling Coach
KRIS BARBER, Instructor and Assistant Football Coach
Swenson Intramural Complex
TYLER KIMBLE, Instructor and Head Golf Coach
Two fields are available for intramural/recreation sports.
MARIANNE HUTCHENS, Instructor and Assistant Track & Field
Required Physical Education.
Coach
Each student at Colorado School of Mines is required to
MIKE JACOBSMA, Instructor and Associate Head Women's
Basketball Coach
complete four Physical Education classes, beginning with the
GREG MULHOLLAND, Instructor and Assistant Men's Soccer
prerequisite classes of PAGN101 and PAGN102. Four sepa-
Coach
rate semesters of Physical Education is a graduation require-
LORI SCHIEDER, Instructor and Assistant Women's Soccer Coach
ment. Exceptions: (1) a medical excuse verified by a
LOREN DAWSON, Instructor and Assistant Football Coach
physician; (2) veterans, honorably discharged from the armed
forces; (3) entering students 26 years or older or students
The Department of Physical Education and Athletics
holding a bachelor’s degree. Normally, it is fulfilled during
offers a four-fold physical education and athletics program
the first two years of attendance. Transfer students should
which includes (a) required physical education; (b) intercol-
clear with the Admissions Offices regarding advanced stand-
legiate athletics; (c) intramural athletics; and (d) recreational
ing in physical education. Students who transfer in as fresh-
athletics.
men or sophomores without any PA credits will be required
A large number of students use the college’s facilities for
to take PAGN101 and PAGN102. Participation in intercolle-
purely recreational purposes, including swimming, tennis,
giate athletics may be substituted for required semesters and
soccer, basketball, volleyball, weight lifting, softball, and
hours of physical education. ROTC students can waive the
racquetball.
physical education requirement when a similar physical ac-
tivity is required in their respective ROTC Programs.
Russell H. Volk Gymnasium
A tri-level complex containing a NCAA regulation basket-
Upper-class students who wish to continue taking physi-
ball arena, two racquetball/handball courts, wrestling room,
cal education after completing graduation requirements may
weight training facility, locker space, and offices for the
re-enroll in any of the regularly scheduled classes.
Physical Education Department.
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All students enrolled in physical education shall provide
PAGN102. PHYSICAL EDUCATION (II) (Required) Sec-
their own gym uniform, athletic shoes, and swimming suit.
tions in physical fitness and team sports, relating to personal
A non-refundable $10 fee is assessed for the required locker
health and wellness activities. Prerequisite: PAGN101 or
service.
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
PAGN201. PERSONAL WELLNESS Provides an overview
women’s track, men’s and women’s cross country, baseball,
of the 5 Dimensions of Wellness: Physical, Social, Emo-
men’s golf, men’s and women’s swimming, men’s and
tional, Intellectual and Spiritual. Students will take a proac-
women’s soccer, and women’s volleyball and softball. One
tive approach to developing strategies for optimum wellness
hour credit is given for a semester’s participation in each sport.
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.
program. With this fee, each CSM student receives free ad-
PAGN202 through PAGN280. (Students enrolling in these
mission to all home athletic events. The Director of Athletics
courses may be required to furnish their own equipment.)
administers this program.
Classes will be offered on Monday and Wednesday for 50
Intramural and Club Sports
minutes each day or on Tuesday or Thursday for 1.5 hours.
The intramural program features a variety of activities
Prerequisite: PAGN101 or PAGN102 or consent of Depart-
ranging from those offered in the intercollegiate athletic pro-
ment Head. 2 hours activity; .5 semester hour.
gram to more recreational type activities. They are governed
PAGN202 INDOOR SOCCER
by the CSM Rec. Sports Department. All activities are of-
PAGN205. BEGINNING KARATE
fered in the following categories: men, women and co-ed.
PAGN206 INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED KARATE
The club sport program is governed by the CSM Sport
PAGN207 TRAIL RUNNING
Club Council. There are 14 competitive groups currently
PAGN208 KAYAKING
PAGN209 AIKIDO
under this umbrella. Some teams engage in intercollegiate
PAGN210 HIKING
competition at the non-varsity level, some serve as
PAGN211 BEGINNING SWIMMING
instructional/recreational entities, and some as strictly
PAGN212 INTERMEDIATE SWIMMING
recreational interest groups. They are funded through
PAGN221 BEGINNING WEIGHT TRAINING
ASCSM. Some of the current organizations are Cycling, Ice
PAGN222 ADVANCED WEIGHT TRAINING
Hockey, Lacrosse, Men's Rugby, Women's Rugby, Ski Team,
PAGN223 DINSTANCE RUNNING
Men's Soccer, Women's Soccer, Men's Ultimate Frisbee,
PAGN232 YOGA
Women's Ultimate Frisbee, Men's Volleyball, Women's Vol-
PAGN235 AEROBICS
leyball, Water Polo, Bowling and In-Line Hockey.
PAGN241 WOMEN'S WEIGHT TRAINING
PAGN242 WOMEN'S RAQUETBALL
Description of Courses
PAGN251 GOLF
All students are required to complete PAGN101 and
PAGN255 MOUNTAIN BIKING
PAGN102 before they will be allowed to register in higher
PAGN257 INTRODUCATION TO ROCK CLIMBING
PAGN258 WOMEN'S ROCK CLIMBING
level activity classes. The only exceptions to this requirement
PAGN271 BEGINNING BADMINTON
are students enrolled in intercollegiate athletics and ROTC.
PAGN272 ADVANCED BADMINTON
(See Required Physical Education.)
PAGN273 BEGINNING BASKETBALL
Freshman Year
PAGN274 ADVANCED BASKETBALL
PAGN101. PHYSICAL EDUCATION (I) (Required) A gen-
PAGN275 BEGINNING VOLLEYBALL
eral overview of life fitness basics which includes exposure
PAGN276 ADVANCED VOLLEYBALL
PAGN277 BEGINNING RACQUETBALL
to educational units of Nutrition, Stress Management, Drug
PAGN279 HANDBALL
and Alcohol Awareness. Instruction in Fitness units provides
PAGN280 CLUB SPORTS
the student an opportunity for learning and the beginning ba-
sics for a healthy life style.
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Intercollegiate Athletics
Instruction and practice in fundamentals and mechanics of
the selected sport in preparation for collegiate competition.
Satisfactory completion of any course fulfills one semester of
physical education requirements.
PAGN151 VARSITY BASEBALL
PAGN153 VARSITY MEN'S BASKETBALL
PAGN154 VARSITY WOMEN'S BASKETBALL
PAGN157 VARSITY CROSS COUNTRY
PAGN159 VARSITY FOOTBALL
PAGN161 VARSITY GOLF
PAGN167 VARSITY MEN'S SOCCER
PAGN168 VARSITY WOMEN'S SOCCER
PAGN169 VARSITY SWIMMING AND DIVING
PAGN173 VARSITY TRACK AND FIELD
PAGN175 VARSITY WRESTLING
PAGN177 VARSITY VOLLEYBALL
PAGN179 VARSITY SOFTBALL
Prerequisite: Consent of department. 1 semester hour.
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Section 6 - Research Centers
and Institutes
8th Continent Project
Advanced Mineralogy Research
The 8th Continent Project is a comprehensive effort to in-
Center
tegrate space technology and resources into the global econ-
The Advanced Mineralogy Research Center (AMRC),
omy. It includes a chamber of commerce, business incubator,
which opened in April, 2008, is an independent Center dedi-
funding network and research center. The Project is organiz-
cated to the mineral characterization of a broad array of ma-
ing "Space 2.0" - the emerging generation of entrepreneurial
terials in mining, energy, environmental, and planetary
space-related business ventures - to solve some of the world's
applications. The focus of the Center is to provide improved
biggest challenges, from global warming to resource and en-
understanding of geological and mineralogical materials in
ergy development to global security.
order to better predict their management, development, and
Advanced Coatings and Surface
the effective recovery of resources. The AMRC is centered
Engineering Laboratory
on the QEMSCAN quantitative mineralogy analytical sys-
tem, based on scanning electron microscopy techniques with
The Advanced Coating and Surface Engineering Labora-
high-speed, image-analysis capabilities. Particles and solid
tory (ACSEL) is a multi-disciplinary laboratory that serves as
materials from the micron-scale to hand sample size are ana-
a focal point for industry- driven research and education in
lyzed to determine the distribution of minerals, ores, fabrics,
advanced thin films and coating systems, surface engineer-
textures, porosity, fracture distribution, alteration, and other
ing, tribology, electronic, optical and magnetic thin films and
attributes critical to understanding the material properties and
devices. The laboratory is supported by a combination of
behavior. The AMRC encourages interdisciplinary research
government funding agencies (NSF, DOE, DOD) and an in-
in new and developing areas such as geometallurgy, oil shale
dustrial consortium that holds annual workshops designed to
and unconventional energy resources, medical geology, and
maximize interaction between participants, evaluate the re-
lunar materials science. The laboratory includes full sample
search conducted by graduate students and faculty, and pro-
preparation equipment, QEMSCAN system, and iDiscover
vide direction and guidance for future activities. ACSEL
software for data interpretation and applications develop-
provides opportunities for CSM faculty and graduate stu-
ment. Students, university and government researchers, and
dents to visit and work in sponsor facilities, participate in
commercial partners provide projects in a range of applica-
technical meetings with sponsors, and for CSM graduates to
tions with the common goal of solving problems related to
gain employment with sponsors.
mineral characterization.
Advanced Control of Energy and
Advanced Steel Processing and
Power Systems
Products Research Center
The Advanced Control of Energy and Power Systems
The Advanced Steel Processing and Products Research
Center (ACEPS), based in the Engineering Division, features
Center (ASPPRC) at Colorado School of Mines was estab-
a unique partnership consisting of industry, the Department
lished in 1984. The Center is a unique partnership between
of Energy (DOE), the Electric Power Research Institute
industry, the National Science Foundation (NSF), and Colo-
(EPRI), Colorado School of Mines (CSM) and twelve other
rado School of Mines, and is devoted to building excellence
universities. The mission of ACEPS is to conduct fundamen-
in research and education in the ferrous metallurgy branch of
tal and applied research supporting the technical advance-
materials science and engineering. Objectives of ASPPRC
ment of the electric utility industry, their customers, and
are to perform research of direct benefit to the users and pro-
component suppliers in the field of electric power systems
ducers of steels, to educate graduate students within the con-
and power electronics. Special emphasis is placed on ad-
text of research programs of major theoretical and practical
vanced/intelligent control and power quality in the genera-
interest to the steel-using and steel-producing industries, to
tion, transmission, distribution, and utilization.
stimulate undergraduate education in ferrous metallurgy, and
Center research projects focus on the development of an
to develop a forum to stimulate advances in the processing,
intelligent energy system that will employ advanced power
quality and application of steel.
electronics, enhanced computer and communications systems,
Research programs consist of several projects, each of
renewable energy applications and distributed generation.
which is a graduate student thesis. Small groups of students
Examples include development of intelligent substations,
and faculty are involved in each of the research programs.
impact of highly varying loads, power quality, electrical
Sponsor representatives are encouraged to participate on the
equipment life assessment, and intelligent automatic gener-
graduate student committees.
ation control for transient loads.
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The Center was established with a five-year grant of
telligent autonomous robotic systems, machine learning and
$575,000 from the National Science Foundation, and is now
artificial intelligence, network communication protocols and
self-sufficient, primarily as a result of industry support.
simulation and modeling of computer networks. Applica-
Advanced Water Technology Center
tions of CARDI research can be found in renewable energy
and power systems, materials processing, sensor and control
The Advanced Water Technology Center (AQWATEC)
networks, bio-engineering and medicine, data mining and ac-
was established in 2006 to support the advancement of the
tivity recognition, defense and homeland security, smart
campus' thrust areas of water and renewable energy. Re-
structures, intelligent geo-systems, and environmental moni-
search activities at AQWATEC are directed to advance re-
toring. CARDI research concentrates on problems which are
search and development of novel water treatment processes
not amenable to traditional solutions within a single disci-
and hybrid systems to enable sustainable and energy efficient
pline, but rather require a multi-disciplinary systems ap-
utilization of impaired water sources to provide potable and
proach to integrate technologies.
non-potable water supplies. Our focus areas include:
Established in 1994, CARDI includes faculty from the
To conduct world-class research on teaching and learn-
Division of Engineering and the Department of Mathematical
ing in engineering and science.
and Computer Science. Research is sponsored by industry,
Advanced natural systems for elimination of emerging
federal agencies, state agencies, and joint government-indus-
contaminants from the environment
try initiatives. Interaction with industry enables CARDI to
Traditional and novel membrane separation processes
identify technical needs that require research, to coopera-
for water purification, reuse and desalination including
tively develop solutions, and to generate innovative mecha-
zero-liquid discharge
nisms for the technology transfer. Enthusiastic and motivated
students are encouraged to join CARDI for education and re-
Development of multiple-barrier hybrid processes to
search in the area of automation, robotics, and distributed
provide more efficient water treatment systems
systems.
Predictive tools for process performance/reliability and
water quality assessments
Center for Earth Materials, Mechanics,
Advanced concepts in decentralized water treatment
and Characterization
facilities
EM2C is a multidisciplinary research center intended to
promote research in a variety of areas including rock
Development of more efficient water treatment sys-
mechanics, earth systems, and nontraditional characteriza-
tems for the industrial and renewable energy sector
tion. The Center does not limit its focus to either “hard” or
Treatment and management strategies for produced
“soft” rock applications but instead fosters research in both
water from unconventional gas resources
arenas and encourages interdisciplinary communication be-
AQWATEC operates two major on-campus facilities, a
tween the associated disciplines. The Colorado School of
state-of-the-art water quality analysis laboratory and a high-
Mines is a world leader in multidisciplinary integration and
bay facility for laboratory- and pilot-scale research. The cen-
therefore presents a unique atmosphere to promote the suc-
ter also jointly operates a state-of-the-art surface water pilot
cess of such research. Faculty and students from the Depart-
plant at Golden's Water Treatment Plant and supports the
ments of Petroleum Engineering, Geophysical Engineering,
Rocky Mountain Onsite & Small Flow Program by operating
Geology and Geological Engineering, Engineering, and Min-
advanced pilot-scale system for onsite wastewater treatment.
ing Engineering are involved in EM2C. In addition to tradi-
AQWATEC faculty currently sustain a research funding base
tional topics in these disciplines, the center cultivates research
of over $6.6M via active grants and contracts from AwwaRF,
in nontraditional characterization such as arctic ice coring,
WERF, WRF, NSF, Cal DWR, U.S. Bureau of Reclamation,
extraterrestrial space boring, and laser/rock destruction for
U.S. Department of Energy, NREL, and private industry.
multiple applications. EM2C was established in 2003.
Center for Automation, Robotics and
Center for Engineering Education
Distributed Intelligence
The Center serves as a focal point for engineering and sci-
ence education research conducted by CSM faculty. Success-
The mission of the Center for Automation, Robotics and
fully educating tomorrow's engineers and scientists requires
Distributed Intelligence (CARDI) is to engage in interdisci-
that we look at student learning as a system. The principles
plinary research encompassing the fields of control systems,
of cognitive psychology and educational psychology provide
robotics and automation, and distributed systems and net-
the best explanation of how this learning system works. Edu-
working. Focus areas include the theory of adaptive and non-
cation will be most effective when education research, in-
linear control, intelligent and learning control systems,
formed by the principles of cognitive and educational
system identification and fault detection, computer vision
psychology are applied to design and application of class-
and image processing, wireless communication networks, in-
room teaching techniques and curricular materials.
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The primary goals of the Center for Engineering Education
center, new major and minor programs in bioengineering and
are:
biotechnology have been established at both the CSM graduate
To conduct world-class research on teaching and learn-
and undergraduate levels.
ing in engineering and science.
IBDMS seeks to establish educational programs in addition
To use the results of that research by continually
to short- and long-term basic and applied research efforts that
improving instruction at the Colorado School of Mines
would enhance the competitive position of Colorado and U.S.
to better support the learning process of our students.
bio-industry in the international markets. IBDMS focuses the
work of diverse engineering, materials and medicine disci-
To support the educational needs of science and engi-
plines. Its graduates are a new generation of students with an
neering instructors at the pre-college, college, graduate
integrated engineering and medicine systems view, with in-
and professional development levels.
creasing opportunities available in the biosciences.
Center for Environmental Risk
Center for Research on Hydrates and
Assessment
Other Solids
The mission of the Center for Environmental Risk Assess-
Since 1975, the Center for Research on Hydrates and
ment (CERA) at CSM is to unify and enhance environmental
Other Solids has performed both fundamental and applied re-
risk assessment research and educational activities at CSM.
search on natural gas hydrates, curious ice-like compounds
By bringing diverse, inter-disciplinary expertise to bear on
composed of water and hydrocarbon gases. Gas hydrates,
problems in environmental risk assessment, CERA facilitates
which generally form at cold temperatures and high pres-
the development of significantly improved, scientifically
sures, present both a major challenge and major opportunity
based approaches for estimating human and ecological risks
in energy production. Gas hydrates can plug deep sea and
and for using the results of such assessments. Education and
arctic gas and oil pipelines, and preventing hydrate formation
research programs within CERA integrate faculty and stu-
is a major design and operational challenge. On the other
dents from the departments of Chemical Engineering, Envi-
hand, naturally occurring gas hydrates could potentially pro-
ronmental Sciences and Engineering, Chemistry and
vide the world's largest resource of natural gas. Recently, re-
Geochemistry, Mathematics and Computer Science, and Ge-
searchers at the center have also found that hydrates can be
ology and Geological Engineering.
used a hydrogen storage material, for potential use in fuel
Center for Experimental Study of
cell vehicles.
Subsurface Environmental Processes
With active participation of faculty, graduate, and under-
The Center for Experimental Study of Subsurface Envi-
graduate students, the center provides a unique combination
ronmental Processes (CESEP) emphasizes the multi-discipli-
of expertise that has enabled CSM to achieve international
nary nature of subsurface remediation technologies by
prominence in gas hydrate research. CSM participants inter-
integrating the fundamental sciences of chemistry, biology,
act on an on-going basis with sponsors and other collabora-
geology, hydrology and physics with applied geotechnical,
tors, including frequent visits to their facilities both in the US
civil and environmental engineering. With this emphasis, the
and abroad. For students, this interaction often continues be-
focus for CESEP is to enhance environmental quality
yond graduation, with opportunities for employment at spon-
through innovative research of subsurface remediation tech-
soring industries. More information can be found at the
niques for the clean-up of environmental contaminants lead-
center website, www.mines.edu/research/chs.
ing to improved methodology and decision-making.
Center for Solar and Electronic
Center for Intelligent Biomedical
Materials
Devices and Musculoskeletal Systems
The Center for Solar and Electronic Materials (CSEM)
The multi-institutional Center for Intelligent Biomedical
was established in 1995 to focus, support, and extend grow-
Devices and Musculoskeletal systems (IBDMS) integrates
ing activity in electronic materials for solar applications, in
programs and expertise from CSM and the University of
electronic and microelectronic technologies, and in related
Colorado at Denver and Health Sciences Center. Established
optical technologies. In addition to photovoltaics, CSEM
at CSM as a National Science Foundation (NSF) Industry/
supports research into advanced optics, novel optical devices,
University Cooperative Research Center, IBDMS is also
thin film materials, polymeric devices, micro fluidic devices,
supported by industry, State, and Federal organizations.
nanoscale science and nanofabrication, novel characteriza-
tion, electronic materials processing, process simulation, and
IBDMS has become an international center for the
systems issues associated with electronic materials and de-
development of Computer Assisted Surgery, Advanced
vices. Alternative energy technologies and sustainability are
Orthopaedic Applications, Sports Medicine, Occupational
also areas of interest. CSEM facilitates interdisciplinary col-
Biomechanics, and Biomaterials. Through the efforts of this
laborations across the CSM campus and fosters interactions
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with national laboratories, industries, public utilities, local
Center for Wave Phenomena
state and federal government, and other universities. The
With sponsorship for its research by 24 companies in the
center coordinates grant applications by its members to col-
worldwide oil exploration industry and several government
lective funding opportunities, manages a joint-use laboratory
agencies, this program, which includes faculty and students
with a broad range of characterization and processing tools,
from the Departments of Geophysics, is engaged in a co-
purchases joint-use tools based on member needs and main-
ordinated and integrated program of research in wave propa-
tains a virtural computational lab. In fulfilling its research
gation, inverse problems and seismic data processing. Its
and educational mission, CSEM draws from expertise in the
methods have applications to seismic exploration and reser-
departments of Physics, Chemical Engineering, Metallurgical
voir monitoring, global seismology, nondestructive testing
and Materials Engineering, Chemistry and Geochemistry,
and evaluation, and land-mine detection, among other areas.
and from the Division of Engineering.
Extensive use is made of analytical methods as well as com-
CSEM also serves to guide and strengthen the curriculum
putational techniques. Methodology is developed through
in electronic materials and related areas. CSEM members
computer implementation, based on the philosophy that the
develop and teach relevant courses. CSEM also emphasizes
ultimate test of an inverse method is its application to experi-
training through research experiences for both graduate and
mental data. Thus, the group starts from a physical problem,
undergraduate students. Graduate students in the above-
develops a mathematical model that adequately represents
mentioned departments as well as the materials science pro-
the physics, derives an approximate solution, generates a
gram can pursue research on center-related projects.
computer code to implement the method, performs tests on
Undergraduates are involved through engineering design
synthetic data, and finally, on field data.
courses and summer research experiences. Close proximity
Center for Welding, Joining and
to the National Renewable Energy Lab and several local pho-
tovoltaic companies provides a unique opportunity for stu-
Coatings Research
dents to work with industry and government labs as they
The Center for Welding, Joining and Coatings Research
solve real world problems. External contacts also provide
(CWJCR) is an interdisciplinary organization with researchers
guidance in targeting the educational curriculum toward the
and faculty from the Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
needs of the electronic materials industry.
Department, the Engineering Division, and the Mining Engi-
neering Department. The goal of CWJCR is to promote gradu-
Center for Space Resources (CSR)
ate-level education and research, and to advance
The Center for Space Resources is dedicated to the human
understanding of the metallurgical and processing aspects of
and robotic exploration of space and to the utilization of
welding, joining and coating processes. Current center activi-
what we learn to the improvement of our society by devel-
ties include: education, research, conferences, short courses,
oping technologies for space resource extraction, manufac-
seminars, information source and transfer, and industrial
turing in space, and life-support systems on spacecraft and
consortia. The Center receives significant support from in-
planetary habitats. While there are several practical applica-
dustry, national laboratories and government entities.
tions of space exploration on Earth, the greatest achievement
The Center for Welding, Joining and Coatings Research
bringing benefits to humankind would be to develop com-
strives to provide numerous opportunities that directly con-
mercial applications of space technology, including space
tribute to the student’s professional growth. Some of the
and planetary resources, in space.
opportunities include:
These will one day form the basis for new space indus-
Direct involvement in projects that constitute the
tries that include the harvesting of solar energy outside
Center's research program.
Earth's atmosphere, the development of an in-space reusable
transportation infrastructure carrying payloads from Earth to
Interaction with internationally renowned visiting
geostationary orbits, the Moon or Mars and back, servicing
scholars.
of satellites to extend their useful lifetimes and reduce the
Industrial collaborations that provide equipment, mate-
costs of space operations, and processing of value-added
rials and services.
materials in Earth orbit based on lunar material resources.
Research experience at industrial plants or national
These goals are pursued by a Consortium involving fac-
laboratories.
ulty and students from several departments, NASA and other
Professional experience and exposure before nationally
government agencies, and industrial partners working to-
recognized organizations through student presentations
gether on space-related projects.
of university research.
Direct involvement in national welding, materials, and
engineering professional societies.
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Chevron Center of Research
Center for Oil Shale Technology and Research
Excellence
The Center for Oil Shale Technology and Research
The Chevron Center of Research Excellence (CoRE) is a
(COSTR) conducts investigations to advance the develop-
partnership between the Colorado School of Mines (CSM)
ment of oil shale resources in the United States and around
and Chevron (CVX) to conduct research on sedimentary ar-
the world. Center projects include:
chitecture and reservoir characterization in deepwater deposi-
Studies of rock physics and rock mechanics to under-
tional systems. The center supports the development of new
stand how oil shale properties vary with temperature
earth science technology while providing CVX international
and how fractures will occur with heating
employees and other students the opportunity to earn ad-
Studies of geology, stratigraphy and climatology, to
vanced degrees.
understand the conditions of formation of oil shale
Colorado Center for Advanced
Studies of geochemistry, to understand how best to
Ceramics
characterize the productive potential of the resource,
The Colorado Center for Advanced Ceramics (CCAC) is
Development of a global database of oil shale informa-
developing the fundamental knowledge that is leading to im-
tion.
portant technological developments in advanced ceramics
The founding Members of COSTAR include Total E&P
and composite materials. Established at CSM in April 1988
USA, Shell E&P, and ExxonMobil Upstream Research
as a joint effort between CSM and the Coors Ceramics Com-
Company.
pany (now CoorsTek), the Center is dedicated to excellence
in research and graduate education in high technology ce-
Colorado Fuel Cell Center
ramic and composite materials. The goal of the Center is to
The Colorado Fuel Cell Center (CFCC) seeks to advance
translate advances in materials science into new and im-
fuel-cell research, development, and commercialization and
proved ceramic fabrication processes and ceramic and com-
to promote business opportunities in Colorado. The CFCC
posite materials. Current research projects cover a broad
was created in 2005 with funding from the Governor's En-
spectrum of materials and phenomena including fuel cell,
ergy Office and co-funding from four partnering organiza-
solar cell and battery materials; nano-scale powder prepara-
tions. In July 2006 the CFCC was granted status as a
tion and mechanics; ceramic-metal composites; interparticle
Colorado School of Mines research center. The CFCC is
forces; layered materials for ballistic applications; and me-
managed by a faculty panel consisting of CSM faculty mem-
chanical properties of thin films. Current projects are sup-
bers using the facilities to perform research. The various
ported by both industry and government and several students
scopes of the center are solid-oxide fuel cell (SOFC) devel-
are performing their research through a collaboration with
opment and testing, polymer-electrolyte membrane (PEM)
the National Renewable Energy Laboratory located in
development, fuel processing, modeling and simulation, ad-
Golden. Each project involves research leading to a graduate
vanced materials processing and evaluation, manufacturing
thesis of a student.
technology development, and systems integration.
Colorado Energy Research Institute
Colorado Institute for Energy,
Originally established in 1974 and reestablished in 2004,
Materials and Computational Science
the Colorado Energy Research Institute (CERI) promotes
The Colorado Institute for Energy, Materials and Compu-
research and educational activities through networking
tational Science (CIEMACS) is an interdisciplinary research
among all constituencies in Colorado, including government
institute involving research active faculty and students from
agencies, energy industries, and universities. CERI’s mission is
several academic departments at the Colorado School of
to serve as a state and regional resource on energy and energy-
Mines. These faculty and students have expertise in the
related minerals issues, provide energy status reports, spon-
chemistry, physics and engineering of energy conversion
sorship of symposia, demonstration programs, and reports on
processes, including solid oxide and PEMS fuel cells, clean
research results. CERI’s activities enhance the development
fuels, combustion experimentation and modeling, materials
and promotion of energy and energy-related minerals educa-
synthesis in flames, atomistic materials modeling and the de-
tion programs in the areas of energy development, utilization,
velopment of optical measurement techniques for combus-
and conservation, and provide a basis for informed energy-
tion systems and reactive flows. CIEMACS is also a CSM
related state policies and actions. Currently CERI has started
focal point for high performance computing and is home to
a sub center for oil shale research.
the CIEMACS-CHEETAH teraflop computing laboratory.
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Colorado Institute for Macromolecular
cators, the media, government officials, industry, and the
Science and Engineering
financial community. The Institute also hosts conferences
and seminars throughout the year dealing with issues specific
The Colorado Institute for Macromolecular Science and
to western resources development. Students involved in Insti-
Engineering (CIMSE) was established in 1999 by an inter-
tute programs are afforded a unique opportunity to learn about
disciplinary team of faculty from several CSM departments.
the technological, economic, environmental, and policy as-
It is sponsored by the National Science Foundation, the Envi-
pects of resource development.
ronmental Protection Agency, and the Department of Energy.
The mission of the Institute is to enhance the training and
Excavation Engineering and Earth
research capabilities of CSM in the area of polymeric and
Mechanics Institute
other complex materials as well as to promote education in
The Excavation Engineering and Earth Mechanics Institute
the areas of materials, energy, and the environment.
(EMI), established in 1974, combines education and research
Fourteen CSM faculty members from eight departments
for the development of improved excavation technology. By
are involved with the Institute’s research. The research vol-
emphasizing a joint effort among research, academic, and
ume is more than $1 million and supports around 15 full-time
industrial concerns, EMI contributes to the research, devel-
graduate students in polymers, colloids and complex fluids.
opment and testing of new methods and equipment, thus
Current research projects include plastics from renewable
facilitating the rapid application of economically feasible
resources, computer simulation of polymers, novel synthetic
new technologies.
methods, and the development of new processing strategies
Current research projects are being conducted throughout
from polymer materials.
the world in the areas of tunnel, raise and shaft boring, rock
CIMSE works to improve the educational experience of
mechanics, micro-seismic detection, machine instrumenta-
undergraduate and graduate students in polymers and com-
tion and robotics, rock fragmentation and drilling, materials
plex fluids as well as maintain state-of-the-art lab facilities.
handling systems, innovative mining methods, and mine de-
Currently CSM has the largest polymeric materials effort in
sign and economics analysis relating to energy and non-fuel
the State of Colorado. Materials are a dominant theme at
minerals development and production. EMI has been a pio-
CSM, and CIMSE will play an important role in ensuring
neer in the development of special applications software and
that our students remain competitive in the workforce.
hardware systems and has amassed extensive databases and
specialized computer programs. Outreach activities for the
Colorado Renewable Energy
Institute include the offering of short courses to the industry,
Collaboratory
and sponsorship and participation in major international con-
The Colorado Renewable Energy Collaboratory was cre-
ferences in tunneling, shaft drilling, raise boring and mine
ated by the State of Colorado to advance multidisciplinary
mechanization.
science, technology development and technology transfer on
The full-time team at EMI consists of scientists, engineers,
challenges related to renewable, reliable, secure, clean, and
and support staff. Graduate students pursue their thesis work
economically viable energy resources and technologies ("re-
on Institute projects, while undergraduate students are em-
newable energy"). Currently five centers have been created
ployed in research.
to explore initiatives in renewable energy:
Golden Energy Computing
Colorado Center for Biorefining and Biofuels (C2B2)
Organization
Center for Revolutionary Solar Photoconversion
The Golden Energy Computing Organization (GECO), a
(CRSP)
partnership between Mines, the National Renewable Energy
Solar Technology Acceleration Consortium (STAC)
Laboratory, the National Center for Atmospheric Research
Collaborative Research and Education in Wind
and the National Science Foundation, is the acquisition of a
(CREW)
new high performance computing cluster. The supercom-
puter, named Ra, is dedicated to energy-related science.
Carbon Management Center (CMC)
GECO has four main priority areas: pursuing renewable re-
Energy and Minerals Field Institute
sources, locating and developing existing resources, advanc-
The Energy and Minerals Field Institute is an educational
ing environmental stewardship, and designing new energy
activity serving Colorado School of Mines students and
related materials. Ra's estimated peak performance is 23 ter-
external audiences. The goal of the Institute is to provide
aflops-fast enough to do more than 3,000 calculations per
better understanding of complex regional issues surrounding
second for each of the 6.6 billion people on the planet. This
development of western energy and mineral resources by
places the machine well within the top 100 fastest computers
providing firsthand experience that cannot be duplicated in
in the world.
the classroom. The Institute conducts field programs for edu-
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International Ground Water Modeling
fects in hydraulic fractures and naturally fractured reservoirs,
Center
streamline modeling in dual-porosity reservoirs, multi-scale
simulation methods to capture the fine-scale heterogeneity
The International Ground Water Modeling Center (IGWMC)
effects in displacement processes, modeling of transient flow
is an information, education, and research center for ground-
in hydraulically fractured horizontal wells, naturally frac-
water modeling established at Holcomb Research Institute in
tured reservoirs containing multiple sets of intersecting frac-
1978, and relocated to the Colorado School of Mines in 1991.
tures, numerical modeling of reservoirs containing sparse
Its mission is to provide an international focal point for ground-
naturally fractured regions, improved modeling of matrix
water professionals, managers, and educators in advancing
vertical flow in dual-porosity reservoirs, steam assisted grav-
the use of computer models in ground-water resource protec-
ity drainage (SAGD) for medium gravity foamy oil reser-
tion and management. IGWMC operates a clearinghouse for
voirs.
ground-water modeling software; organizes conferences,
short courses and seminars; and provides technical advice
Microintegrated Optics for Advanced
and assistance related to ground water. In support of its infor-
Bioimaging and Control
mation and training activities, IGWMC conducts a program of
Microintegrated Optics for Advanced Bioimaging and
applied research and development in ground-water modeling.
Control (MOABC) focuses on the integration of optics into
Kroll Institute for Extractive Metallurgy
microscale and microfluidics systems by reducing macro-
The Kroll Institute for Extractive Metallurgy (KIEM), a
scale optics and electronics to an "optical lab-on-a-chip"
Center for Excellence in Extractive Metallurgy, was estab-
compatible with the fluidics lab-on-a-chip paradigm. The
lished at the Colorado School of Mines in 1974 using a
center develops new fabrication techniques and new methods
bequest from William J. Kroll. Over the years, the Kroll
of biological measurement and manipulation based on mi-
Institute has provided support for a significant number of
crointegrated optics. Technology at the center is organized
undergraduate and graduate students who have gone on to
around three cores that tie strongly together with one an-
make important contributions to the mining, minerals and
other: characterization, manufacturing and manipulation. Our
metals industries. The initial endowment has provided a great
unique facilities enable the center to work closely with both
foundation for the development of a more comprehensive
academic and industrial collaborators to employ the devel-
program to support industry needs.
oped technologies in useful and relevant applications.
The primary objectives of the Kroll Institute are to provide
The Nuclear Science and Engineering
research expertise, well-trained engineers to industry, and re-
Center
search and educational opportunities to students, in the areas
The Nuclear Science and Engineering Center (NuSEC) is a
of minerals, metals and materials processing; extractive and
new interdisciplinary research center whose main objective is
chemical metallurgy; chemical processing of materials; and
to conduct research across all aspects of the nuclear fuel life
recycling and waste treatment and minimization.
cycle that includes: mineral exploration, extraction and pro-
Marathon Center of Excellence for
cessing; synthesis and processing of metal, oxide and ce-
Reservoir Studies
ramic fuels; nuclear power systems production, design and
operation; fuel recycling, storage and waste remediation; and
Marathon Center of Excellence for Reservoir Studies con-
radiation damage, and the policy issues surrounding each of
ducts collaborative research on timely topics of interest to the
these activities.
upstream segment of the petroleum industry and provides rel-
evant technical service support, technology transfer, and
NuSEC draws on substantial contributions from faculty
training to the Center's sponsors. Research includes sponsor-
across the Institution, which includes the Division of Engi-
ship of M.S. and Ph.D. graduate students, while technology
neering, the Division of Environmental Science and Engi-
transfer and training involve one-on-one training of practic-
neering, the Department of Chemistry and Geochemistry, the
ing engineers and students from the sponsoring companies.
Department of Geology and Geological Engineering, the De-
The Center is a multi-disciplinary organization housed in the
partment of Mining Engineering, the Department of Physics,
Petroleum Engineering Department. The Center activities
and the Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineer-
call for the collaboration of the CSM faculty and graduate
ing. Faculty from the Division of Liberal Arts and Interna-
students in various engineering and earth sciences disciplines
tional Studies provide key support in the areas of social
together with local world-class experts. The Center was initi-
license, policy and ethics.
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
aspects of horizontal and deviated wells, Non-Darcy flow ef-
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Petroleum Exploration and Production
Reservoir Characterization Project
Center
The Reservoir Characterization Project (RCP), established
The Petroleum Exploration and Production Center (PEPC)
in 1985 at Colorado School of Mines, is an industry-sponsored
is an interdisciplinary educational and research organization
research consortium. Its mission is to develop and apply 4-D,
specializing in applied studies of petroleum reservoirs. The
9-C seismology and associated technologies for enhanced
center integrates disciplines from within the Departments of
reservoir recovery. Each multi-year research phase focuses
Geology and Geological Engineering, Geophysics and Petro-
on a consortium partner’s unique field location, where multi-
leum Engineering.
component seismic data are recorded, processed, and inter-
preted to define reservoir heterogeneity and architecture.
PEPC offers students and faculty the opportunity to par-
Each field study has resulted in the development and ad-
ticipate in research areas including: improved techniques for
vancement of new 3- and 4-D multicomponent acquisition,
exploration, drilling, completion, stimulation and reservoir
processing, and interpretation technology, which has led to
evaluation techniques; characterization of stratigraphic archi-
additional hydrocarbon recovery. Research currently focuses
tecture and flow behavior of petroleum reservoirs at multiple
on dynamic reservoir characterization, which enables moni-
scales; evaluation of petroleum reserves and resources on a
toring of the reservoir production process.
national and worldwide basis; and development and appli-
cation of educational techniques to integrate the petroleum
The Reservoir Characterization Project promotes interdis-
disciplines.
ciplinary research and education among industry and stu-
dents in the fields of geophysics, geology and geological
engineering, and petroleum engineering.
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Section 7 - Services
Academic Computing and Networking
Arthur Lakes Library
DEREK WILSON, Director & CIO
JOANNE V. LERUD-HECK, Librarian and Library Director
PHIL ROMIG, III, Associate Director
LISA G. DUNN, Librarian
Academic Computing and Networking (AC&N) provides
LAURA A. GUY, Librarian
computing and networking services to meet the instructional,
LISA S. NICKUM, Associate Librarian
research, and networking infrastructure needs of the campus.
CHRISTOPHER THIRY, Associate Librarian
AC&N manages and operates the campus network along
PATRICIA E. ANDERSEN, Assistant Librarian
with central academic computing systems and laboratories
CHRISTINE BAKER, Assistant Librarian
PAMELA M. BLOME, Assistant Librarian
located in the Computer Commons, CTLM, Writing Center,
MEGAN TOMEO, Assistant Librarian
and Library. In addition, AC&N's academic department sup-
HEATHER L. WHITEHEAD, Assistant Librarian
port services group provides support services for many de-
partmental servers, laboratories, and desktops.
Arthur Lakes Library is a regional information center for
engineering, energy, minerals, materials, and associated engi-
Central computing accounts and services are available to
neering and science fields. The Library supports education
registered students and current faculty and staff members. In-
and research programs at CSM and is committed to meeting
formation about hours, services, and the activation of new
the information needs of the CSM community and all library
accounts is available on the web site at
users.
http://www.mines.edu/academic/computer/, directly from the
Help Desk in the Computer Commons or by calling (303)
The Library has over 140,000 visitors a year and is a cam-
273-3431.
pus center for learning, study and research. Facilities include
meeting space, a campus computer lab, and individual and
Workrooms in several locations on campus contain net-
group study space. We host many cultural events during the
worked PCs and workstations. Printers, scanners, digitizers,
year, including concerts and art shows.
and other specialized resources are available for use in some
of the locations.
The librarians provide personalized help and instruction,
and assist with research. The Library's collections include
In addition to central server and facilities operations, serv-
more than 500,000 books; thousands of print and electronic
ices provided to the campus community include e-mail,
journals; hundreds of databases; one of the largest map col-
wired and wireless network operation and support, modem
lections in the West; an archive on CSM and western mining
pools, access to the commodity Internet, Internet 2, and Na-
history; and several special collections. The Library is a se-
tional Lambda Rail, network security, volume and site licens-
lective U.S. and Colorado state depository with over 600,000
ing of software, on-line training modules, videoconferencing,
government publications.
and campus web site and central systems administration and
support. In addition, support and administration is provided
Catalyst, the Library's Web catalog, provides access to Li-
for some academic department servers, laboratories, and
brary collections and your user account. Our databases allow
desktops. AC&N manages and supports the central course
users to find publications for classroom assignments, re-
management system (Blackboard), calendaring services,
search or personal interest. Students and faculty can use most
printing, short-term equipment loan, and room scheduling for
of the Library's electronic databases and publications from
some general computer teaching classrooms.
any computer on the campus network, including those in net-
worked CSM residential facilities. Dial-up and Internet ac-
All major campus buildings are connected to the comput-
cess are available out of network.
ing network operated by AC&N and most areas of the cam-
pus are covered by the wireless network. All residence halls
Arthur Lakes Library is a member of the Colorado Al-
and the Mines Park housing complex are wired for network
liance. Students and faculty can use their library cards at
access and some fraternity and sorority houses are also di-
other Alliance libraries, or can order materials directly using
rectly connected to the network.
Prospector, our regional Web catalog. Materials can also be
requested from anywhere in the world through interlibrary
All users of Colorado School of Mines computing and net-
loan.
working resources are expected to comply with all policies
related to the use of these resources. Policies are posted at
http://www.mines.edu/academic/computer/policies/.
For more information about AC&N, see the web pages at
http://www.mines.edu/academic/computer/
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Copy Center
identification, safety systems design, personal protective
Located on the first floor of Guggenheim Hall, the Copy
equipment, or regulatory compliance. Stop by our office or
Center offers on-line binding, printed tabs, and halftones.
call 303 273-3316. The EHS telephone is monitored nights
Printing can be done on all paper sizes from odd-sized origi-
and weekends to respond to spills and environmental emer-
nals. Some of the other services offered are GBC and Velo
gencies.
Binding, folding, sorting and collating, reduction and en-
Green Center
largement, two sided copying, and color copying. We have a
Completed in 1971, the Cecil H. and Ida Green Graduate
variety of paper colors, special resume paper and CSM
and Professional Center is named in honor of Dr. and Mrs.
watermark for thesis copying. These services are available
Green, major contributors to the funding of the building.
to students, faculty, and staff. The Copy Center campus
extension is 3202.
Bunker Memorial Auditorium, which seats 1,386, has a
large stage that may be used for lectures, concerts, drama
CSM Alumni Association
productions, or for any occasion when a large attendance is
(CSMAA) The Colorado School of Mines Alumni Associ-
expected.
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
Mines, a quarterly publication covering campus and
arranged for up to 450 people.
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 Department
other Mines alumni around the world; invitations to local and
of Geophysics.
annual alumni meetings, reunions, golf tournaments and
other special events on and off campus; awards, including the
INTERLINK Language Center (ESL)
opportunity to nominate outstanding fellow alumni and be
The INTERLINK Language program combines intensive
nominated yourself; CSM library privileges for Colorado res-
English language instruction (ESL) with academic training
idents; access to career service aids, including High Impact
and cultural orientation to prepare students for their studies at
Job Search; and discounts with partner vendors.
CSM. Designed for international students in engineering and
Benefits for current Colorado School of Mines students are
the sciences, the program prepares students for a successful
legacy grants for children or grandchildren of alumni; the
transition to their new academic and cultural environment.
Student Financial Assistance Program; recognition banquets
The curriculum focuses on individual student needs, utilizing
for graduating seniors/ graduate students; the CSMAA Men-
experiential learning projects, media technology (video, film,
torship program, pairing students with alumni for profes-
computers, TV, radio, the Internet) and various sources and
sional development; assistance and support of School events
resources in the surrounding community. Successful comple-
such as Homecoming; alumni volunteer assistance in student
tion of the program may in most cases entitle academically
recruiting; Order of the Engineer ceremonies; and various
qualified students to begin their academic studies without a
other programs that enrich students' lives via alumni involve-
TOEFL score.
ment.
The program is open to adults who have completed sec-
For further information, call 303-273-3295, FAX 303-273-
ondary school in good standing (grade point average of C+
3583, e-mail csmaa@mines.edu, or write Mines Alumni As-
or above) and are able to meet their educational and living
sociation, 1600 Arapahoe Street, P.O. Box 1410, Golden, CO
expenses. For further information contact INTERLINK Lan-
80402-1410.
guage Center at:
Environmental Health and Safety
INTERLINK Language Center
Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO 80401
The Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) Department
http://www.eslus.com
is located in Chauvenet Hall room 194. The Department pro-
http://www.mines.edu/Outreach/interlink
vides a variety of services to students, staff and faculty mem-
Email: interlinkcsm@mines.edu
bers. Functions of the Department include: hazardous waste
Tele: 303-279-9389
collection and disposal; chemical procurement and distribu-
Fax: 303-278-4055
tion; chemical spill response; assessment of air and water
quality; fire safety; laboratory safety; industrial hygiene; ra-
diation safety; biosafety; and recycling. Staff is available to
consult on issues such as chemical exposure control, hazard
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LAIS Writing Center
Office of Technology Transfer
Located in room 311 Stratton Hall (phone: 303-273-3085),
The purpose of the Office of Technology Transfer (OTT)
the LAIS Writing Center is a teaching facility providing all
is to reward innovation and entrepreneurial activity by stu-
CSM students, faculty, and staff with an opportunity to en-
dents, faculty and staff, recognize the value and preserve
hance their writing abilities. The LAIS Writing Center fac-
ownership of CSM's intellectual property, and contribute to
ulty are experienced technical and professional writing
local and national the economic growth. OTT reports directly
instructors who are prepared to assist writers with everything
to the Vice President of Research and Technology Transfer
from course assignments to scholarship and job applications.
and works closely with the school's office of Legal Services
This service is free to CSM students, faculty, and staff and
to coordinate activities. Through its internal technical review
entails one-to-one tutoring and online resources (at
team and external Advisory Board, OTT strives to:
http://www.mines.edu/academic/lais/wc/).
(1) Initiate and stimulate entrepreneurship and develop-
Off-Campus Study
ment of mechanisms for effective investment of
A student must enroll in an official CSM course for any
CSM’s intellectual capital;
period of off-campus, course-related study, whether U.S. or
(2) Secure CSM’s intellectual properties generated by
foreign, including faculty-led short courses, study abroad, or
faculty, students, and staff;
any off-campus trip sponsored by CSM or led by a CSM fac-
(3) Contribute to the economic growth of the community,
ulty member. The registration must occur in the same term
state, and nation through facilitating technology trans-
that the off-campus study takes place. In addition, the stu-
fer to the commercial sector;
dent must complete the necessary release, waiver, and emer-
gency contact forms, transfer credit pre-approvals, and
(4) Retain and motivate faculty by rewarding entrepre-
FERPA release, and provide adequate proof of current health
neurship;
insurance prior to departure. For additional information con-
(5) Utilize OTT opportunities to advance high-quality
cerning study abroad requirements, contact the Office of In-
faculty and students;
ternational Programs at (303) 384-2121; for other
(6) Generate a new source of revenue for CSM to expand
information, contact the Registrar’s Office.
the school’s research and education.
Office of International Programs
Public Relations
The Office of International Programs (OIP) fosters and
The communications staff in the President's Office is re-
facilitates international education, research and outreach at
sponsible for public relations and marketing initiatives at
CSM. OIP is administered by the Office of Academic Affairs.
Mines. For information about the School's publications
OIP is located in 109 Stratton Hall. For more specific
guidelines, including the use of Mines logos, and for media-
information about study abroad and other international pro-
related requests, contact Marsha Williams, Director of Inte-
grams, contact OIP at 384-2121 or visit the OIP web page
grated Marketing Communications, at 303-273-3326 or
(http://www.mines.edu/Academic/lais/OIP/).
marswill@mines.edu; or Karen Gilbert, Public Relations
The office works with the departments and divisions of the
Specialist, at 303-273-3541 or Karen.Gilbert@is.mines.edu.
School to: (1) help develop and facilitate study abroad oppor-
Registrar
tunities for CSM students while serving as an informational
LARA MEDLEY, Registrar
and advising resource for them; (2) assist in attracting new
CHRISTINA MURRAY, Associate Registrar
international students to CSM; (3) serve as a resource for
DAHL GRAYCKOWSKI, Assistant Registrar
faculty and scholars of the CSM community, promoting
JUDY WESTLEY, Records Specialist
faculty exchanges, faculty-developed overseas learning
ADRIENNE BRITO, Registration Specialist
opportunities, and the pursuit of collaborative international
DIANA ANGLIN, Reporting Specialist
research activities; (4) foster international outreach and tech-
The Office of the Registrar supports the academic mission
nology transfer programs; (5) facilitate arrangements for offi-
of the Colorado School of Mines by providing service to our
cial international visitors to CSM; and (6) in general, helps
current and former students, faculty, staff, and administra-
promote the internationalization of CSM’s curricular pro-
tion. These services include maintaining and protecting the
grams and activities. OIP promotes and coordinates the
integrity and security of the official academic record, regis-
submission of Fulbright, Rhodes, Churchill, Goldwater, Mor-
tration, degree verification, scheduling and reporting. Our
ris K. Udall and Marshall Scholarship programs on campus.
office routinely reviews policy, makes recommendations for
change, and coordinates the implementation of approved pol-
icy revisions.
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The Office of the Registrar seeks to fulfill this mission
The Office also coordinates educational programs for inter-
through a commitment to high quality service provided in a
national corporations and governments through the Inter-
professional, efficient and courteous manner. Our specific
national Institute for Professional Advancement and hosts the
services include but are not limited to:
Mine Safety and Health Training Program. A separate bulletin
lists the educational programs offered by the SPACE Office,
Enrollment and degree verifications
CSM, 1600 Arapahoe St., Golden, CO 80401. Phone: 303
Transcripts
273-3321; FAX 303 273-3314; email space@mines.edu;
Degree auditing and diplomas (undergraduate)
website www.mines.edu/Outreach/Cont_Ed.
Transfer credit entry and verification
Veteran's Administration Certifying Official services
Telecommunications
Registration setup and execution
The Telecommunications Office is located in the CTLM
Course and room scheduling
building 2nd floor east end room 256 and provides telephone
Academic and enrollment reporting
services to the campus. The Office is open 8:00am to
Residency for current students
4:00pm Monday through Friday, and can be reached by call-
Grade collection, reporting and changes
ing (303) 273-3122 or via the web at
http://www.mines.edu/academic/computer/telecom/.
Management of the Registrar's Office adheres to the guide-
Courtesy phones are provided on each floor of the tradi-
lines on professional practices and ethical standards devel-
tional residence halls and Weaver Towers as well as School
oped by the American Association of Collegiate Registrars
owned fraternities and sororities. In-room phones are avail-
and Admissions Officers (AACRAO). Our office also com-
able to students living in Mines Park for $18.50 per month.
plies with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of
Students wishing to take advantage of in-room phones in
1974 (FERPA), Colorado Department of Higher Education
Mines Park should contact the Telecommunications office to
rules and policies, and the Colorado School of Mines policies
arrange for service. Telephone sets are not provided by the
on confidentiality and directory information.
Telecommunications office.
The Registrar's Office is located in the Student Center,
Students wishing to make long distance calls from any
Room 31. Hours of operation are Monday through Friday,
CSM provided phone need to obtain a long distance account
8am - 5pm. The office phone number is (303) 273-3200.
code from the Telecommunications office or use a third party
The fax number is (303) 384-2253. Lara Medley represents
"calling card". Rates on the school's long distance accounts
Colorado School of Mines as the Registrar. She is normally
are currently 0.05 cents per minute, 24 hours a day, seven
available on a walk-in basis (when not in meetings) if a stu-
days a week. International rates are available at the Telecom-
dent or other client has an issue that needs special attention.
munications Office or through the web. Monthly and/or long
Appointments are also welcomed.
distance charges are assessed to the student accounts by the
Research Administration
5th of each month for calls made the prior month, and in-
The Office of Research Administration (ORA), under the
voices are mailed directly to students at their campus ad-
Vice President for Finance and Administration, provides ad-
dress.
ministrative support in proposal preparation and contract and
Women in Science, Engineering and
grant administration, which includes negotiation, account set-
Mathematics (WISEM) Program
up, and close out of expired agreements. Information on any
The mission of WISEM is to enhance opportunities for
of these areas of research and specific forms can be accessed
women in science and engineering careers, to increase reten-
on our web site at www.is.mines.edu/ora.
tion of women at CSM, and to promote equity and diversity
Special Programs and Continuing
in higher education. The office sponsors programs and serv-
Education (SPACE)
ices for the CSM community regarding gender and equity
The SPACE Office offers short courses, special pro-
issues. For further information, contact: Debra K. Lasich,
grams, and professional outreach programs to practicing
Executive Director of Women in Science, Engineering
engineers and other working professionals. Short courses,
and Mathematics, Colorado School of Mines, 1133 17th
offered both on the CSM campus and throughout the US,
Street, Golden, CO 80401-1869. Phone (303) 273-3097;
provide concentrated instruction in specialized areas and are
email dlasich@mines.edu; website
taught by faculty members, adjuncts, and other experienced
http://www.mines.edu/Academic/affairs/wisem/.
professionals. The Office offers a broad array of program-
ming for K-12 teachers and students through its Teacher
Enhancement Program, and the Denver Earth Science Project.
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The Office of the Registrar seeks to fulfill this mission
The Office also coordinates educational programs for inter-
through a commitment to high quality service provided in a
national corporations and governments through the Inter-
professional, efficient and courteous manner. Our specific
national Institute for Professional Advancement and hosts the
services include but are not limited to:
Mine Safety and Health Training Program. A separate bulletin
lists the educational programs offered by the SPACE Office,
Enrollment and degree verifications
CSM, 1600 Arapahoe St., Golden, CO 80401. Phone: 303
Transcripts
273-3321; FAX 303 273-3314; email space@mines.edu;
Degree auditing and diplomas (undergraduate)
website www.mines.edu/Outreach/Cont_Ed.
Transfer credit entry and verification
Veteran's Administration Certifying Official services
Telecommunications
Registration setup and execution
The Telecommunications Office is located in the CTLM
Course and room scheduling
building 2nd floor east end room 256 and provides telephone
Academic and enrollment reporting
services to the campus. The Office is open 8:00am to
Residency for current students
4:00pm Monday through Friday, and can be reached by call-
Grade collection, reporting and changes
ing (303) 273-3122 or via the web at
http://www.mines.edu/academic/computer/telecom/.
Management of the Registrar's Office adheres to the guide-
Courtesy phones are provided on each floor of the tradi-
lines on professional practices and ethical standards devel-
tional residence halls and Weaver Towers as well as School
oped by the American Association of Collegiate Registrars
owned fraternities and sororities. In-room phones are avail-
and Admissions Officers (AACRAO). Our office also com-
able to students living in Mines Park for $18.50 per month.
plies with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of
Students wishing to take advantage of in-room phones in
1974 (FERPA), Colorado Department of Higher Education
Mines Park should contact the Telecommunications office to
rules and policies, and the Colorado School of Mines policies
arrange for service. Telephone sets are not provided by the
on confidentiality and directory information.
Telecommunications office.
The Registrar's Office is located in the Student Center,
Students wishing to make long distance calls from any
Room 31. Hours of operation are Monday through Friday,
CSM provided phone need to obtain a long distance account
8am - 5pm. The office phone number is (303) 273-3200.
code from the Telecommunications office or use a third party
The fax number is (