2014-2015
UNDERGRADUATE BULLETIN

Table of Contents
Mining Engineering ................................................................ 115
Petroleum Engineering .......................................................... 122
Home ...................................................................................................... 2
College of Applied Science and Engineering ............................... 128
Undergraduate ........................................................................................ 3
Chemical and Biological Engineering .................................... 128
Academic Calendar ................................................................................ 4
Chemistry and Geochemistry ................................................ 138
Welcome ................................................................................................. 5
Metallurgical and Materials Engineering ................................ 146
Student Life ............................................................................................ 7
Physics .................................................................................. 157
International Student Services ....................................................... 10
Additional Programs ..................................................................... 163
Multicultural Engineering Program ................................................. 10
Aerospace Studies ................................................................ 163
Office of International Programs/Study Abroad/International
Design -- EPICS (Engineering Practices Introductory Course
Fellowships ..................................................................................... 11
Sequence) ............................................................................. 167
Office of Women in Science, Engineering and Mathematics (WISEM)
Military Science ..................................................................... 170
......................................................................................................... 11
Physical Education & Athletics .............................................. 174
Tuition, Fees, Financial Assistance, Housing ....................................... 12
Interdisciplinary Minors ....................................................................... 179
College Opportunity Fund .............................................................. 14
Bioengineering and Life Sciences ................................................ 179
Financial Aid and Scholarships ...................................................... 15
Energy .......................................................................................... 179
Residence Halls ............................................................................. 17
Humanitarian Engineering ............................................................ 180
State of Colorado Residency Qualifications ................................... 18
Guy T. McBride, Jr. Honors Program in Public Affairs ................. 181
Housing & Dining .................................................................................. 19
Space and Planetary Science and Engineering ........................... 194
Undergraduate Information ................................................................... 20
Underground Construction and Tunneling ................................... 195
Academic Regulations ................................................................... 23
Special Programs ............................................................................... 196
Admissions Procedures ................................................................. 25
Division of Liberal Arts and International Studies (LAIS) Writing
Combined Bachelor's / Master's Programs .................................... 27
Center ........................................................................................... 197
Core Requirements ........................................................................ 29
Skills Building Courses ................................................................ 198
General Information ....................................................................... 32
Study Abroad ............................................................................... 199
Good Standing, Honor Roll & Dean's List, Graduation Awards,
Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC) .......................................... 200
Probation & Suspension ................................................................ 35
Policies and Procedures ..................................................................... 201
Grading System, Grade-Point Average (GPA), and Grade Appeals
Directory of the School ....................................................................... 207
......................................................................................................... 37
Board of Trustees ........................................................................ 207
Minor Programs / Areas of Special Interest (ASI) .......................... 40
Emeritus Members of BOT .......................................................... 208
Undergraduate Degree Requirements ........................................... 42
Administration Executive Staff ..................................................... 209
Undergraduate Programs and Departments ......................................... 44
Emeriti .......................................................................................... 212
College of Engineering & Computational Sciences ........................ 44
Professors .................................................................................... 216
Applied Mathematics & Statistics ............................................ 44
Associate Professors ................................................................... 219
Civil & Environmental Engineering .......................................... 52
Assistant Professors .................................................................... 221
Electrical Engineering & Computer Science ............................ 60
Teaching Professors .................................................................... 224
Engineering ............................................................................. 71
Teaching Associate Professor ..................................................... 225
Mechanical Engineering .......................................................... 71
Teaching Assistant Professors ..................................................... 227
College of Earth Resource Sciences ............................................. 77
Library Faculty ............................................................................. 228
Economics and Business ........................................................ 77
Coaches/Athletics Faculty ............................................................ 229
Geology and Geological Engineering ...................................... 85
Index ................................................................................................... 230
Geophysics .............................................................................. 94
Liberal Arts and International Studies ................................... 100

2 Home
Home
enhanced sense of responsibility to promote positive change in the
world.
• Mines is committed to providing a quality experience for students,
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faculty, and staff through student programs, excellence in pedagogy
and research, and an engaged and supportive campus community.
Mission, Vision and Values
• Mines actively promotes ethical and responsible behaviors as a part
of all aspects of campus life.
Colorado statues define the role of the Colorado School of Mines as:
The Colorado School of Mines shall be a specialized baccalaureate
(Colorado School of Mines Board of Trustees, 2013)
and graduate research institution with high admission standards. The
Colorado School of Mines shall have a unique mission in energy, mineral,
and materials science and engineering and associated engineering
and science fields. The school shall be the primary institution of higher
education offering energy, mineral and materials science and mineral
engineering degrees at both the graduate and undergraduate levels.
(Colorado revised Statutes: Section 23-41-105).
The Board of Trustees of the Colorado School of Mines has elaborated
on this statutory role with the following statement of the School's mission,
vision and values.
Mission
Education and research in engineering and science to solve the
world's challenges related to the earth, energy and the environment
• Colorado School of Mines educates students and creates knowledge
to address the needs and aspirations of the world's growing
population.
• Mines embraces engineering, the sciences, and associated fields
related to the discovery and recovery of the Earth's resources, the
conversion of resources to materials and energy, development of
advanced processes and products, fundamental knowledge and
technologies that support the physical and biological sciences, and
the economic, social and environmental systems necessary for a
sustainable global society.
• Mines empowers, and holds accountable, its faculty, students, and
staff to achieve excellence in its academic programs, its research,
and in its application of knowledge for the development of technology.
Vision
Mines will be the premier institution, based on the impact of its
graduates and research programs, in engineering and science
relating to the earth, energy and the environment
• Colorado School of Mines is a world-renowned institution that
continually enhances its leadership in educational and research
programs that serve constituencies throughout Colorado, the nation,
and the world.
• Mines is widely acclaimed as an educational institution focused on
stewardship of the earth, development of materials, overcoming the
earth's energy challenges, and fostering environmentally sound and
sustainable solutions.
Values
A student-centered institution focused on education that promotes
collaboration, integrity, perseverance, creativity, life-long learning,
and a responsibility for developing a better world
• The Mines student graduates with a strong sense of integrity,
intellectual curiosity, demonstrated ability to get a job done in
collaborative environments, passion to achieve goals, and an

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Undergraduate
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To Mines Students:
This Bulletin is for your use as a source of continuing reference. Please
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Published by Colorado School of Mines. 1600 Maple Street, Golden, CO
80401.
Address correspondence to: Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO
80401
Main Telephone: 303-273-3000 Toll Free: 800-446-9488
Inquiries to Colorado School of Mines should be directed as follows:
Admissions: Bruce Goetz, Director of Admissions, admit@mines.edu
Student Life: Dan Fox, Vice President for Student Life & Dean of
Students
Financial Aid: Jill Robertson, Director of Financial Aid
Registrar: Lara Medley, Registrar, registrar@mines.edu
Academic Affairs: Terry Parker, Provost and Executive Vice President

4 Academic Calendar
Academic Calendar
Priority Registration
April 6-10
Monday - Friday
Summer/Fall
E-Days
April 9-11
Thursday - Saturday
Fall Semester 2014
Engineering Exam
April 11
Saturday
Last Withdrawal - New
April 24
Friday
Description
Date(s)
Day(s) of Week
Freshmen & Transfers
Confirmation Deadline
Aug. 18
Monday
Classes End
April 30
Thursday
Faculty Conference
Aug. 18
Monday
Dead Week - No Exams
April 27 - May 1
Monday - Friday
Classes Start (1)
Aug. 19
Tuesday
Dead Day - No Academic
May 1
Friday
Graduate Student
Aug. 22
Friday
Activities
Registration Deadline - Late
Final Exams
May 2, 4-7
Saturday, Monday -
Fee Applied After this Date
Thursday
Labor Day - Classes in
Sep. 1
Monday
Semester Ends
May 8
Friday
Session
Commencement
May 8
Friday
Census Day
Sep. 3
Wednesday
Final Grades Due
May 11
Monday
Fall Break (not always
Oct. 13 & 14
Monday & Tuesday
Columbus Day)
Summer Sessions 2015
Midterm Grades Due
Oct. 13
Monday
Last Withdrawal - Continuing Nov. 7
Friday
Description
Date(s)
Day(s) of Week
Students (12 wks)
Summer I Starts (6-week
May 11
Monday
Priority Registration for
Nov. 10-14
Monday - Friday
session) (1)
Spring Term
Summer I Census
May 15
Friday
Non-Class Day prior to
Nov. 26
Wednesday
Memorial Day - No Classes, May 25
Monday
Thanksgiving Break
Campus Closed
Thanksgiving Break -
Nov. 27-28
Thursday & Friday
Summer I Last Withdrawal - June 5
Friday
Campus Closed
All Students
Last Withdrawal - New
Dec. 1
Monday
Summer I Ends
June 19
Friday
Freshmen & Transfers
Summer I Grades Due
June 22
Monday
Classes End
Dec. 4
Thursday
Summer II Starts (6-week
June 22
Monday
Dead Week - no exams
Dec. 1-5
Monday - Friday
session) (1)
Dead Day - no academic
Dec. 5
Friday
Summer II Census
June 26
Friday
activities
Independence Day - No
Tentative July 3
Friday
Final Exams
Dec. 6, 8-11
Saturday, Monday -
Classes, Campus Closed
Thursday
Summer II Last Withdrawal - July 17
Friday
Semester Ends
Dec. 12
Friday
All Students
Commencement
Dec. 12
Friday
Summer II Ends (2)
July 31
Friday
Final Grades Due
Dec. 15
Monday
Summer II Grades Due
Aug. 3
Monday
Winter Break
Dec. 15 - Jan 6
1
Petitions for changes in tuition classification due in the Registrar's
Spring Semester 2015
Office for this term.
2
PHGN courses end two weeks later on Friday, August 14th.
Description
Date(s)
Day(s) of Week
Confirmation Deadline
Jan. 6
Tuesday
Classes Start (1)
Jan. 7
Wednesday
Graduate Student
Jan. 9
Friday
Registration Deadline - Late
Fee Applied After this Date
Census Day
Jan. 22
Thursday
Non-Class Day - President's Feb. 16
Monday
Day
Midterm Grades Due
Mar. 2
Monday
Spring Break - 9th full week Mar. 7-15
Saturday - Sunday
of Spring Term
Last Withdrawal - Continuing April 2
Thursday
& Grad (13 weeks)

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Welcome
traditions and languages of other cultures, and value diversity in their
own society.
• Graduates should exhibit ethical behavior and integrity. They should
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also demonstrate perseverance and have pride in accomplishment.
They should assume a responsibility to enhance their professions
The Academic Environment
through service and leadership and should be responsible
citizens who serve society, particularly through stewardship of the
We strive to fulfill this educational mission through our undergraduate
environment.
curriculum and in an environment of commitment and partnership
among students and faculty. The commitment is directed at learning,
History of CSM
academic success and professional growth, it is achieved through
persistent intellectual study and discourse, and it is enabled by
In 1865, only six years after gold and silver were discovered in the
professional courtesy, responsibility and conduct. The partnership
Colorado Territory, the fledgling mining industry was in trouble. The
invokes expectations for both students and faculty. Students should
nuggets had been picked out of streams and the rich veins had been
expect access to high quality faculty and to appropriate academic
worked, and new methods of exploration, mining, and recovery were
guidance and counseling; they should expect access to a high quality
needed.
curriculum and instructional programs; they should expect to graduate
Early pioneers like W.A.H. Loveland, E.L. Berthoud, Arthur Lakes,
within four years if they follow the prescribed programs successfully;
George West and Episcopal Bishop George M. Randall proposed a
and they should expect to be respected as individuals in all facets of
school of mines. In 1874, the Territorial Legislature appropriated $5,000
campus activity and should expect responsive and tactful interaction
and commissioned Loveland and a Board of Trustees to found the
in their learning endeavors. Faculty should expect participation and
Territorial School of Mines in or near Golden. Governor Routt signed the
dedication from students, including attendance, attentiveness, punctuality
Bill on February 9, 1874, and when Colorado became a state in 1876,
and demonstrable contribution of effort in the learning process; and they
the Colorado School of Mines was constitutionally established. The first
should expect respectful interaction in a spirit of free inquiry and orderly
diploma was awarded in 1883.
discipline. We believe that these commitments and expectations establish
the academic culture upon which all learning is founded.
As CSM grew, its mission expanded from the rather narrow initial
focus on nonfuel minerals to programs in petroleum production and
CSM offers the Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Mathematics &
refining as well. Recently it has added programs in materials science
Statistics, Chemical Engineering, Chemical & Biochemical Engineering,
and engineering, energy and environmental engineering, and a broad
Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Computer Science, Economics, Electrical
range of other engineering and applied science disciplines. CSM sees its
Engineering, Engineering Physics, Environmental Engineering,
mission as education and research in engineering and applied science
Geological Engineering, Geophysical Engineering, Mechanical
with a special focus on the earth science disciplines in the context of
Engineering, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Mining
responsible stewardship of the earth and its resources.
Engineering, and Petroleum Engineering. A pervasive institutional goal
for all of these programs is articulated in the Profile of the Colorado
CSM long has had an international reputation. Students have come
School of Mines Graduate:
from nearly every nation, and alumni can be found in every corner of the
globe.
• All CSM graduates must have depth in an area of specialization,
enhanced by hands-on experiential learning, and breadth in allied
Unique Programs
fields. They must have the knowledge and skills to be able to
recognize, define and solve problems by applying sound scientific
Colorado School of Mines is an institution of engineering and applied
and engineering principles. These attributes uniquely distinguish our
science with a special focus in Earth, Energy, Environment and
graduates to better function in increasingly competitive and diverse
Materials. As such, it has unique programs in many fields. This is the
technical professional environments.
only institution in the world, for example, that offers doctoral programs
• Graduates must have the skills to communicate information, concepts
in all five of the major earth science disciplines: Geology and Geological
and ideas effectively orally, in writing, and graphically. They must be
Engineering, Geophysics, Geochemistry, Mining Engineering and
skilled in the retrieval, interpretation and development of technical
Petroleum Engineering. It has one of the few Metallurgical and Materials
information by various means, including the use of computer-aided
Engineering programs in the country that still focuses on the complete
techniques.
materials cycle from mineral processing to finished advanced materials.
• Graduates should have the flexibility to adjust to the ever changing
In addition to these traditional programs which define the institutional
professional environment and appreciate diverse approaches to
focus, the school is pioneering programs in interdisciplinary areas. One
understanding and solving society’s problems. They should have
of the most successful of these is the Engineering Division program,
the creativity, resourcefulness, receptivity and breadth of interests to
which currently claims more than one-third of the undergraduate majors.
think critically about a wide range of cross-disciplinary issues. They
This program combines civil, electrical, environmental and mechanical
should be prepared to assume leadership roles and possess the
engineering in a nontraditional curriculum that is accredited by the
skills and attitudes which promote teamwork and cooperation and to
Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for
continue their own growth through life-long learning.
Engineering and Technology, 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore,
• Graduates should be capable of working effectively in an
MD 21202-4012 – telephone (410) 347-7700. Another, at the graduate
international environment, and be able to succeed in an increasingly
level, is the Master of International Political Economy of Resources. Such
interdependent world where borders between cultures and
programs serve as models at CSM.
economies are becoming less distinct. They should appreciate the

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While many of the programs at CSM are firmly grounded in tradition,
Colorado School of Mines Non-
they are all experiencing continual evolution and innovation. Recent
Discrimination Statement
successes in integrating aspects of the curriculum have spurred similar
activity in other areas such as the geosciences. There, through the
In compliance with federal law, including the provisions of Titles VI and
medium of computer visualization, geophysicists and geologists are in
VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendment
the process of creating a new emerging discipline. A similar development
of 1972, Sections 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the
is occurring in geo-engineering through the integration of aspects of civil
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, the ADA Amendments Act
engineering, geology and mining. CSM has played a leadership role
of 2008, Executive Order 11246, the Uniformed Services Employment
in this kind of innovation over the last decade. Many degree programs
and Reemployment Rights Act, as amended, the Genetic Information
offer CSM undergraduate students the opportunity to begin work on a
Nondiscrimination Act of 2008, and Board of Trustees Policy 10.6, the
Graduate Certificate, Professional Master’s Degree, or Master’s Degree
Colorado School of Mines does not discriminate against individuals
while completing the requirements for their Bachelor’s Degree. These
on the basis of age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender
combined Bachelors-Masters programs have been created by CSM
expression, race, religion, ethnicity, national origin, disability, military
faculty in those situations where they have deemed it academically
service, or genetic information in its administration of educational
advantageous to treat BS and MS degree programs as a continuous and
policies, programs, or activities; admissions policies; scholarship and
integrated process. These are accelerated programs that can be valuable
loan programs; athletic or other school-administered programs; or
in fields of engineering and applied science where advanced education
employment.
in technology and/or management provides the opportunity to be on a
fast track for advancement to leadership positions. These programs also
Inquiries, concerns, or complaints should be directed by subject content
can be valuable for students who want to get a head start on graduate
as follows:
education.
The Employment-related EEO and discrimination contact is:
Location
Mike Dougherty, Associate Vice President for Human Resources
Golden, Colorado has been the home for CSM since its inception.
Guggenheim Hall, Room 110
Located 20 minutes west of Denver, this community of 18,000 is located
Golden, Colorado 80401
in the foothills of the Rockies. Skiing is an hour away to the west. Golden
(Telephone: 303.273.3250)
is a unique community that serves as home to CSM, the Coors Brewing
Company, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, a major U.S.
The ADA Coordinator and the Section 504 Coordinator for employment
Geological Survey facility that also contains the National Earthquake
is:
Center, and the seat of Jefferson County. Golden once served as the
Ann Hix, Benefits Manager, Human Resources
territorial capital of Colorado.
Guggenheim Hall, Room 110
Accreditation
Golden, Colorado 80401
(Telephone: 303.273.3250)
Mines is accredited through the doctoral degree by the Higher Learning
Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association, 230 South
The ADA Coordinator and the Section 504 Coordinator for students and
LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500, Chicago, Illinois 60604-1413 – telephone
academic educational programs is:
(312) 263-0456. The Engineering Accreditation Commission of the
Kristen Wiegers, Coordinator of Student Disability Services
Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET), 111
Student Wellness Center, 1770 Elm Street
Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202-4012 – telephone
Golden, Colorado 80401
(410) 347-7700, accredits undergraduate degree programs in Chemical
(Telephone: 303.273.3377)
Engineering, Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, Civil Engineering,
Electrical Engineering, Engineering, Engineering Physics, Environmental
The Title IX Coordinator is:
Engineering, Geological Engineering, Geophysical Engineering,
Mechanical Engineering, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Mining
Rebecca Flintoft, Director of Auxiliary Services
Engineering and Petroleum Engineering. The American Chemical Society
Student Center Room 218
has approved the degree program in the Department of Chemistry and
1600 Maple Street
Geochemistry.
Golden, CO 80401
(Telephone: 303.273.3050)
Administration
(E-Mail: rflintof@mines.edu)
General management of the School is vested by State statute in a Board
The ADA Facilities Access Coordinator is:
of Trustees, consisting of seven members appointed by the governor.
A non-voting student member is elected annually by the student body
Gary Bowersock, Director of Facilities Management
and a non-voting faculty member is elected to serve a two-year term by
1318 Maple Street
the academic faculty. Financial support comes from student tuition and
Golden, Colorado 80401
fees and from the State through annual appropriations. These funds are
(Telephone: 303.273.3330)
augmented by government and privately sponsored research, private gift
support from alumni, corporations, foundations and other friends.

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Student Life
Dental Clinic: The Dental Clinic is located on the second floor of the W.
Lloyd Wright Wellness Center. Services include cleanings, restoratives,
and x-rays. Students who have paid the student health fee are eligible
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for this service. The dental clinic is open Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and
Fridays during the academic year with fewer hours in the summer.
Facilities
Services are by appointment only and can be made by calling the Dental
Clinic - 303-273-3377. Dental care is on a fee-for-service basis, and
Student Center
students enrolled in the CSM Student Health Insurance Plan pay lower
rates for dental care. The Dental Clinic takes cash or checks, no credit/
The Ben H. Parker Student Center contains the offices for the Vice
debit cards.
President of Student Life and Dean of Students, Associate Dean of
Students, Student Activities and Greek Life, Student Government
Fees: Students are charged a mandatory Health Services fee each
(ASCSM), Admissions and Financial Aid, Cashier, International
semester, which allows them access to services at the Health Center.
Student and Scholar Services, Career Services, Registrar, BlasterCard,
Spouses of enrolled CSM students can choose to pay the health center
Conference Services, and student organizations. The Student Center
fee and are eligible for services. Dental services are not available to
also contains the student dining hall (known as the Slate Cafe), Diggers
spouses.
Den food court, bookstore, student lounges, meeting rooms, and banquet
facilities.
Immunization Requirement: The State of Colorado requires that
all students enrolled have proof of two MMRs (measles, mumps
Student Recreation Center
and rubella). A blood test showing immunity to all three diseases is
acceptable. History of disease is not acceptable.
Completed in May 2007, the 108,000 square foot Student Recreation
Center, located at the corner of 16th and Maple Streets in the heart
Student Health Benefits Plan: The SHBP office is located on the
of campus, provides a wide array of facilities and programs designed
second floor of the W. Lloyd Wright Student Wellness Center.
to meet student's recreational and leisure needs while providing for a
healthy lifestyle. The Center contains a state-of-the-art climbing wall,
Adequate Health Insurance Requirement: All degree seeking U.S.
an eight-lane, 25 meter swimming and diving pool, a cardiovascular
citizen and permanent resident students, and all international students
and weight room, two multi-purpose rooms designed and equipped
regardless of degree status, are required to have health insurance.
for aerobics, dance, martial arts programs and other similar activities,
Students are automatically enrolled in the Student Health Benefits Plan
a competition gymnasium containing three full-size basketball courts
and may waive coverage if they have comparable coverage under
as well as seating for 2500 people, a separate recreation gymnasium
a personal or employer plan. International students must purchase
designed specifically for a wide variety of recreational programs,
the SHBP, unless they meet specific requirements. Information about
extensive locker room and shower facilities, and a large lounge intended
the CSM Student Health Benefits Plan, as well as the criteria for
for relaxing, playing games or watching television. In addition to
waiving, is available online at http://studentinsurance.mines.edu or by
housing the Outdoor Recreation Program as well as the Intramurals
calling 303.273.3388. Coverage for spouses and dependents is also
and Club Sports Programs, the Center serves as the competition
available. Enrollment confirmation or waiver of the CSM Student Health
venue for the Intercollegiate Men and Women's Basketball Programs,
Benefits Plan is done online for U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents.
the Intercollegiate Volleyball Program and the Men and Women's
International students must compete a paper enrollment/waiver form. The
Intercollegiate Swimming and Diving Program.
deadline is Census Day.
W. Lloyd Wright Student Wellness Center
Counseling Center: Located on the second floor of the W. Lloyd Wright
Student Wellness Center, phone 303-273-3377. Services are available
The W. Lloyd Wright Student Wellness Center, 1770 Elm Street, houses
for students who have paid the Student Services fee. Individual personal,
several health and wellness programs for Mines students: the Coulter
academic, and career counseling is offered on a short-term basis to
Student Health Center, the Student Health Benefits Plan, the Counseling
all enrolled CSM students. In cases where a student requires longer-
Center, the Dental Clinic and Student Disability Services. The wellness
term counseling, referrals are made to providers in the local community.
center is open from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday, during
The Counseling Center also provides education and assessment on
the fall and spring semesters. Check the website for summer and holiday
alcohol and other drug use. More information is available at http://
hours.
counseling.mines.edu/.
Coulter Student Health Center: Services are provided to all students
Student Disability Services: Located on the second floor of the W.
who have paid the student health center fee. The Coulter Student Health
Lloyd Wright Student Wellness Center, phone 303-273-3377. Student
Center (303) 273-3381, FAX (303) 273-3623 is located on the first floor
Disability Services provides students with disabilities an equal opportunity
of the W. Lloyd Wright Student Wellness Center at the corner of 18th
to access the institution’s courses, programs and activities. Services
and Elm Streets (1770 Elm Street). Nurse practitioners and registered
are available to students with a variety of disabilities, including but not
nurses provide services Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 12:00 pm
limited to attention deficit hyperactivity disorders, learning disorders,
and 1:00 pm to 4:45 pm. Family medicine physicians provide services
psychological disorders, vision impairment, hearing impairment, and
by appointment several days a week. After hours students can call New
other disabilities. A student requesting disability accommodations at
West Physicians at (303) 278-4600 to speak to the physician on call
the Colorado School of Mines must comply with the Documentation
(identify yourself as a CSM student). The Health Center offers primary
Guidelines and submit required documents, along with a completed
health care. For X-rays, specialists or hospital care, students are referred
Request for Reasonable Accommodations form to Student Disability
to appropriate providers in the community. More information is available
Services.
at http://healthcenter.mines.edu.

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Documentation Guidelines and the Request form are available at http://
professors for assistance with material and/or questions on course
disabilities.mines.edu/.
planning.
Services
Website: CASA maintains an extensive website with resources, helpful
tips, and guides. Check out CASA at http://casa.mines.edu.
Academic Advising & Support Services
Motor Vehicles Parking
Center for Academic Services and Advising
(CASA)
All motor vehicles on campus must be registered with the campus
Parking Services Division of Facilities Management, 1318 Maple Street,
Academic Advising: All students entering CSM are assigned an
and must display a CSM parking permit. Vehicles must be registered at
Academic Advising Coordinator. This assignment is made by last name.
the beginning of each semester or upon bringing your vehicle on campus,
This Coordinator serves as the student’s academic advisor until they
and updated whenever you change your address.
formally declare their major or intended degree. This declaration occurs in
their sophomore year. Incoming students have only noted an interest and
Public Safety
are not declared.
The Colorado School of Mines Department of Public Safety is a full
service, community oriented law enforcement agency, providing 24/7
The Coordinators will host individual, walk-in, and group advising
service to the campus. It is the mission of the Colorado School of Mines
sessions throughout the semester. Every student is required to meet
Police Department to make the Mines campus the safest campus in
with their Coordinator at least once per semester. The Coordinator will
Colorado.
administer a PIN for course registration, each semester. Students unsure
of their academic path (which major to choose) should work with their
The department is responsible for providing services such as:
Coordinator to explore all different options.
• Proactive patrol of the campus and its facilities
CASA also hosts Peer 2 Peer advising. Students may walk-in and speak
• Investigation and reporting of crimes and incidents
with a fellow student on various issues pertaining to course, such as
course registration).
• Motor vehicle traffic and parking enforcement
• Crime and security awareness programs
CSM101: The First-Year Symposium, CSM101, is a required, credit-
• Alcohol / Drug abuse awareness / education
bearing class. CSM101 aims to facilitate the transition from high school
• Self defense classes
to college; create community among peers and upper-class students;
assess and monitor academic progress; and provide referrals to
• Consultation with campus departments for safety and security
appropriate campus resources. CSM101 is taught by 38 professional staff
matters
members (including faculty) and 76 Peer Mentor students.
• Additional services to the campus community such as: vehicle
unlocks and jumpstarts, community safe walks (escorts), authorized
Transfer students who have successfully completed fewer than 30.0
after-hours building and office access, and assistance in any medical,
transcripted semester hours at an institution of higher education after
fire, or other emergency situation.
high school graduation will automatically be enrolled in the First-Year
Advising and Mentoring Program in their first semester at CSM.
The police officers employed by the Department of Public Safety are fully
trained police officers in accordance with the Peace Officer Standards
The Registrar's Office creates the first-semester schedule for incoming
and Training (P.O.S.T.) Board and the Colorado Revised Statute.
transfer students. CASA advises undecided transfer students during their
first year who have successfully completed 30.0 or more semester hours.
Career Center
Tutoring Services: CASA offers weekly tutoring services for all core-
The Mines Career Center mission is to assist students in developing,
curriculum courses. Our services run Sunday through Thursday and are
evaluating, and/or implementing career, education, and employment
hosted in CASA, the Student Center, and the Library. Students may also
decisions and plans. Career development is integral to the success
request to meet with a private tutor at a time, location, and date of their
of Mines graduates and to the mission of Mines. All Colorado School
mutual choosing. All tutoring services are free to students.
of Mines graduates will be able to acquire the necessary job search
and professional development skills to enable them to successfully
Academic Support Services: Routinely, CASA offers great support
take personal responsibility for the management of their own careers.
workshops and events. CASA hosts pre-finals workshops as well as
Services are provided to all students and for all recent graduates, up
mid-term exam prep session. As well, students can work with our staff
to 24 months after graduation. Students must adhere to the ethical and
to develop the skills and technique of studying well in college – such as
professional business and job searching practices as stated in the Career
test-prep and cognitive learning development. CASA hosts late-night
Center Student Policy, which can be found in its entirety on the Student's
programs in the residence halls and Greek houses.
Homepage of DiggerNet.
Core Supplemental Instruction (CSI): First-Year students are
In order to accomplish our mission, we provide a comprehensive array of
encouraged to attend our CSI workshops. These workshops run
career services:
concurrent to many of the first-year classes (Calc, Chem, Physics, etc.)
and reiterate/strengthen material taught in class. They are offered in the
Career, Planning, Advice, and Counseling
evening and are free to all students.
• “The Mines Strategy" a practical, user-friendly career manual with
Faculty in CASA: Faculty from various departments host their regular
interview strategies, resume and cover letter examples, career
office hours in CASA. Students are encouraged to utilize these
exploration ideas, and job search tips;

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• Online resources for exploring careers and employers at http://
The Oredigger is the student newspaper, published weekly during the
careers.mines.edu;
school year. It contains news, features, sports, letters and editorials of
• Individual resume and cover letter critiques;
interest to students, faculty, and the Golden community.
• Individual job search advice;
The literary magazine, High Grade, is published each semester.
• Practice video-taped interviews;
Contributions of poetry, short stories, drawings, and photographs are
• Job Search Workshops - successful company research, interviewing,
encouraged from students, faculty and staff.
resumes, business etiquette, networking skills;
• Salary and overall outcomes data;
Veterans Services
• Information on applying to grad school;
The Registrar’s Office provides veterans services for students
• Career resource library.
attending the School and using educational benefits from the Veterans
Administration.
Job Resources and Events
Activities
• Career Day (Fall and Spring);
• Online and in-person job search assistance for internships, CO-OPs,
Student Activities Office
and full-time entry-level job postings;
The Office of Student Activities coordinates the various activities and
• Virtual Career Fairs and special recruiting events;
student organizations on the Mines campus. Student government,
• On-campus interviewing - industry and government representatives
professional societies, living groups, honor societies, interest groups
visit the campus to interview students and explain employment
and special events add a balance to the academic side of the CSM
opportunities;
community. Participants take part in management training, event
• General employment board;
planning, and leadership development. To obtain an up-to-date listing of
the recognized campus organizations or more information about any of
• Company research resource;
these organizations, contact the Student Activities office.
• Cooperative Education Program - available to students who have
completed three semesters at Mines (two for transfer students). It
Student Government
is an academic program which offers 3 semester hours of credit in
the major for engineering work experience, awarded on the basis of
Associated Students of CSM (ASCSM) is sanctioned by the Board of
a term paper written following the CO-OP term. The type of credit
Trustees of the School. The purpose of ASCSM is, in part, to advance the
awarded depends on the decision of the department, but in most
interest and promote the welfare of CSM and all of the students and to
cases is additive credit. CO-OP terms usually extend from May to
foster and maintain harmony among those connected with or interested
December, or from January to August, and usually take a student off
in the School, including students, alumni, faculty, trustees and friends.
campus full time. Students must apply for CO-OP before beginning
Undergraduate Student Government (USG) and Graduate Student
the job (a no credit, no fee class), and must write learning objectives
Government (GSG) are the governing bodies recognized by CSM through
and sign formal contracts with their company's representative to
ASCSM as the representative voice of their respective student bodies.
ensure the educational component of the work experience.
The goal of these groups is to improve the quality of education and offer
social programming and academic support.
Identification Cards (BLASTER CARD)
Through funds collected as student fees, ASCSM strives to ensure
Blaster Cards are made in the Student Activities Office in the Parker
a full social and academic life for all students with its organizations,
Student Center, and all new students must have a card made as soon
publications, and special events. As the representative governing body
as possible after they enroll. Each semester the Student Activities Office
of the students ASCSM provides leadership and a strong voice for the
issues RTD Bus Pass stickers for student ID’s. Students can replace lost,
student body, enforces policies enacted by the student body, works to
stolen, or damaged Blaster Cards for a small fee.
integrate the various campus organizations, and promotes the ideals and
traditions of the School.
The Blaster Card can be used as a debit card to make purchases at all
campus food service facilities, to check material out of the CSM Library,
The Mines Activity Council (MAC) serves as the campus special
to make purchases at the campus residence halls, and may be required
events board. The majority of all-student campus events are planned by
to attend various CSM campus activities.
MAC. Events planned by MAC include comedy shows to the campus on
most Fridays throughout the academic year, events such as concerts,
Please visit the website at http://www.is.mines.edu/BlasterCard for more
hypnotists, and one time specialty entertainment; discount tickets to
information.
local sporting events, theater performances, and concerts, movie nights
Student Publications
bringing blockbuster movies to the Mines campus; and E-Days and
Homecoming.
Two student publications are published at CSM by the Associated
Students of CSM. Opportunities abound for students wishing to
Special Events
participate on the staffs. A Board of Student Publications acts in an
Engineers' Days festivities are held each spring. The three day affair is
advisory capacity to the publications staffs and makes recommendations
organized entirely by students. Contests are held in drilling, hand-spiking,
on matters of policy.
mucking, and oil-field olympics to name a few. Additional events include
a huge fireworks display, the Ore-Cart Pull to the Colorado State Capitol,

10 International Student Services
the awarding of scholarships to outstanding Colorado high school seniors
and service. Each of the CSM honor societies recognizes different
and an Engineers' Day concert.
achievements in our students.
Homecoming weekend is one of the high points of the year. Events
Special Interest Organizations - Special interest organizations meet
include a football rally and game, campus decorations, election of
the special and unique needs of the CSM student body by providing co-
Homecoming queen and beast, parade, burro race, and other contests.
curricular activities in specific areas.
International Day is planned and conducted by the International Student
International Student Organizations - The International Student
Council and the International Student and Scholar Services Office.
Organizations provide the opportunity to experience a little piece of a
It includes exhibits and programs designed to further the cause of
different culture while here at Mines, in addition to assisting the students
understanding among the countries of the world. The international dinner
from that culture adjust to the Mines campus.
and entertainment have come to be one of the campus social events of
the year.
Professional Societies - Professional Societies are generally student
chapters of the national professional societies. As a student chapter,
Winter Carnival, sponsored by Blue Key, is an all-school ski day held
the professional societies offer a chance for additional professional
each year at one of the nearby ski areas. In addition to skiing, there are
development outside the classroom through guest speakers, trips, and
also fun competitions (snowman contest, sled races, etc.) throughout the
interactive discussions about the current activities in the profession.
day.
Additionally, many of the organizations offer internship, fellowship and
scholarship opportunities.
Outdoor Recreation Program
Recreational Organizations - The recreation organizations provide the
The Outdoor Recreation Program is housed at the Student Recreation
opportunity for students with similar interests to participate as a group
Center. The Program teaches classes in outdoor activities; rents
in these recreational activities. Most of the recreational organizations
mountain bikes, climbing gear, backpacking and other equipment; and
compete on both the local and regional levels at tournaments throughout
sponsors day and weekend activities such as camping, snowshoeing,
the year.
rock climbing, and mountaineering.
Residence Hall Association (RHA)
International Student Services
Residence Hall Association (RHA) is a student-run organization
The International Students & Scholar Services Office (IS&SS) serves
developed to coordinate and plan activities for students living in the
approximately 600 international students and scholars at CSM.
Residence Halls. Its membership is represented by students from each
hall floor. Officers are elected each fall for that academic year. For more
IS&SS provides the following services:
information, go to RHA (http://residence-life.mines.edu/RSL-Residence-
• Admission of undergraduate international students
Hall-Association).
• Advise on immigration regulations by individual appointment and
Student Organizations
group seminars
• Prepare legal documents that allow international students to gain
For a complete list of all currently registered student organizations,
work experience through a period of practical training
please visit the Student Activities office or website at http://
studentactivities.mines.edu/.
• Provide forms required by international students and their
dependents to travel outside the U.S.
Social Fraternities and Sororities - There are seven national fraternities
• Process legal documents required for the admission of all
and three national sororities active on the CSM campus. Fraternities and
international students (including undergraduate, graduate, special,
Sororities offer the unique opportunity of leadership, service to one’s
exchange, and visiting scholars)
community, and fellowship. Greeks are proud of the number of campus
• Organize orientation programs for entering international
leaders, athletes and scholars that come from their ranks. Colorado
undergraduate and graduate students
School of Mines chapters are:
IS&SS also sponsors events and programs to help students adjust to life
• Alpha Phi
in the U.S. and CSM, and provides counseling related to emergencies
• Alpha Tau Omega
and unexpected immigration problems.
• Beta Theta Pi
• Kappa Sigma
Multicultural Engineering
• Phi Gamma Delta
Program
• Pi Beta Phi
• Sigma Alpha Epsilon
Multicultural Engineering Program
• Sigma Kappa
The Multicultural Engineering Program is located at 1400 Maple Street.
• Sigma Nu
MEP provides support that contributes to the recruitment, retention
• Sigma Phi Epsilon
and graduation of historically under-represented students. MEP
offers academic support, leadership opportunities, and professional
Honor Societies - Honor societies recognize the outstanding
development through programming, tutoring, community outreach, and
achievements of their members in the areas of scholarship, leadership,
cultural and social activities.

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Working through student professional societies-American Indian Science
Office of International Programs/
and Engineering Society (AISES), National Society of Black Engineers
(NSBE), Out in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
Study Abroad/International
(oSTEM), Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers (SASE), and the
Fellowships
Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE), the Multicultural
Engineering Program is a center for student, faculty and staff support,
The Office of International Programs (OIP) fosters and facilitates
and a place for students to become a community of scholars with
international education, research and outreach at CSM. OIP is
common goals and objectives in a welcoming learning environment.
administered by the Office of Academic Affairs.
American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES) chapter
OIP also advises students interested in applying for one or more of the
was established at the Colorado School of Mines in 1992. It is a peer
nationally competitive scholarships, such as Rhodes, Marshall, Churchill,
support group for Native American students pursuing science and
Fulbright, or Mitchell and will work with individual students to prepare
engineering careers. Its main goal is to help the students get through
competitive application packages.
college so they can then use those new skills to create a better life for
themselves and other Native Americans.
OIP is located at 1706 Illinois Street. For more specific information about
study abroad and other international programs, contact OIP at 384-2121
National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) is a non-profit
or visit the OIP web page (http://OIP.mines.edu).
organization managed by students. It was founded to promote the
recruitment, retention and successful graduation of Black and other
The office works with the departments and divisions of the School to:
under-represented groups in the field of engineering. NSBE operates
through a university-based structure coordinated through regional zones,
1. Help develop and facilitate study abroad opportunities for CSM
and administered by the National Executive Board. The local chapters,
students while serving as an informational and advising resource for
which are the center of NSBE activity, create and conduct projects in
them;
the areas of pre-college student interaction, university academic support
2. Assist in attracting new international students to CSM;
mechanisms and career guidance programs. “We instill pride and add
3. Serve as a resource for faculty and scholars of the CSM community,
value to our members which causes them to want to give back to NSBE
promoting faculty exchanges, faculty-developed overseas learning
in order to produce a continuum of success.”
opportunities, and the pursuit of collaborative international research
Out in Science, Engineering, Technology & Mathematics (oSTEM)
activities;
is a national society dedicated to educating and fostering leadership for
4. Foster international outreach and technology transfer programs;
LGBTQA communities in the STEM fields. Originally established at Mines
5. Facilitate arrangements for official international visitors to CSM; and
in 1997, and formally Sigma Lambda.
6. In general, helps promote the internationalization of CSM’s curricular
programs and activities.
Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers (SASE) is a branch of the
Minority Engineering Program which acknowledges the Asian heritage
OIP promotes and coordinates the submission of Fulbright, Rhodes,
by involvement in various school activities, social activities, and activities
Churchill, Goldwater, Morris K. Udall and Marshall Scholarship programs
with the other Minority Engineering chapters. SASE allows students with
on campus.
an Asian heritage or students interested in Asian heritage to assemble
and voice shared interests and associate in organized group activities
http://inside.mines.edu/OIP-home
which include attending Nuggets games, bowling, ice skating and
numerous other activities.
Office of Women in Science,
Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) is a non-profit
Engineering and Mathematics
organization that exists for the advancement of Hispanic engineering
(WISEM)
(sciences) students to become professional engineers and scientists, to
increase the number of Hispanics entering into the field of engineering,
The WISEM office in Academic Affairs is located in 300 Guggenheim
and to develop and implement programs benefiting Hispanics seeking to
Hall. The mission of WISEM is to enhance opportunities for women in
become engineers and scientists. Anyone interested in joining may do so.
science and engineering careers, to increase retention of women at
SHPE is a national organization with student and professional chapters
CSM, and to promote equity and diversity in higher education. The office
in nearly 100 cities across the country. The organization is divided into
sponsors programs and services for the CSM community regarding
five regions representing 76 student chapters. The SHPE organization is
gender and equity issues, and produces the Chevron Lecture Series.
governed by a National Board of Directors which includes representatives
from all regions including two student representatives.
For further information, contact:
For further information, contact:
Stephanie Berry
Director of the Women in Science, Engineering and Mathematics
Andrea Salazar Morgan, Director, Multicultural Engineering Program
Program
Colorado School of Mines
Colorado School of Mines
1400 Maple Street
1133 17th Street
Golden, CO 80401
Golden, CO 80401-1869
Phone: (303)273-3021
Phone (303) 273-3097
asalazar@mines.edu
E-Mail stberry@mines.edu

12 Tuition, Fees, Financial Assistance, Housing
Tuition, Fees, Financial
Late Payment Penalties
A penalty will be assessed against a student if payment is not received
Assistance, Housing
in full by the official day of registration. The penalty is described in the
schedule of courses for each semester. If payment is not completed
by the sixth week of class, the student may be officially withdrawn from
2014-2015
classes. Students will be responsible for all collection costs.
Tuition and fees are established by the Board of Trustees of Colorado
Encumbrances
School of Mines following the annual budget process and action by the
Colorado General Assembly and Governor.
A student will not be permitted to register for future classes, graduate,
or secure an official transcript of his/her academic record while indebted
Undergraduate Tuition
in any way to CSM. Students will be responsible for payment of all
reasonable costs of collection.
The official tuition and approved charges for the 2014-2015 academic
year will be available prior to the start of the 2014-2015 academic year
Refunds
and can be found at: https://inside.mines.edu/UserFiles/File/finance/
Refunds for tuition and fees are made according to the following policy:
budget/FY15/FY15%20Tuition%20Schedule.pdf.
• The amount of tuition and fee assessments is based primarily on
Fees
each student’s enrolled courses. In the event a student withdraws
The official fees, approved charges, and fee descriptions for the
from a course or courses, assessments will be adjusted as follows:
2014-2015 academic year will be available prior to the start of the
• If the withdrawal is made prior to the end of the add/drop period for
2014-2015 academic year.
the term of enrollment, as determined by the Registrar, tuition and
fees will be adjusted to the new course level without penalty.
Please note that in all instances, the costs to collect fees are not
• If the withdrawal from a course or courses is made after the add/drop
reimbursed to the Student Receivables Office. Colorado School of Mines
period, and the student does not officially withdraw from school, no
does not automatically assess any optional fees or charges.
adjustment in charges will be made.
Housing & Dining Rates
• If the withdrawal from courses is made after the add/drop period, and
the student withdraws from school, tuition and fee assessments will
Room and board charges are established by the Board of Trustees and
be reduced according to the following schedule:
are subject to change. Payment of room and board charges falls under
• Within the 7 calendar days following the end of the add/drop period,
the same guidelines as payment of tuition and fees. Rates below are
60 percent reduction in charges.
in effect for the 2014-2015 Academic Year. For more information, go to
• Within the next following 7 calendar days, a 40 percent reduction in
Student Housing (http://inside.mines.edu/Student_Housing) or Mines
charges.
Dining (http://inside.mines.edu/CampusDining).
• Within the next following 7 calendar days, a 20 percent reduction in
Payments and Refunds
charges.
• After that period, no reduction of charges will be made.
Payment Information
The schedule above applies to the Fall and Spring semesters. The time
A student is expected to complete the registration process, including the
periods for the Summer sessions - Summer I and Summer II - will be
payment of tuition and fees, room and board, before attending class.
adjusted in proportion to the reduced number of days in these semesters.
Students can mail their payment to:
Room and board refunds are pro-rated to the date of checkout from the
Cashier
Residence Hall. Arrangements must be made with the Housing Office.
1600 Maple Street
Student health insurance charges are not refundable. The insurance
Colorado School of Mines
remains in effect for the entire semester.
Golden, CO 80401-1887
PLEASE NOTE: Students receiving federal financial aid under the Title IV
Financial Responsibility
programs may have a different refund determined as required by federal
law or regulations.
It is important for students to recognize their financial responsibilities
when registering for classes at the school. If students do not fulfill their
Late Fee for Application to Graduate after
financial obligations by published deadlines:
Stated Deadlines - $250 Beginning Fall 2014
• Late payment penalties will accrue on any outstanding balance.
Undergraduates:
• Transcripts will not be issued.
• Past due accounts will be turned over to Colorado Central Collection
The deadline to apply to graduate and participate in commencement is
Services in accordance with Colorado law.
the first day of class of the term in which the student intends to graduate/
• Collection costs will be added to a student’s account.
participate.
• The student’s delinquency may be reported to national credit
Any request to be added to the graduation list and/or commencement
bureaus.
ceremony after the first day of class (and before November 10th for
fall or April 10th for spring and summer) may be made in writing and

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will be considered by the Registrar’s Office. If the request is denied,
the student will be required to apply for the next available graduation/
ceremony. If the request is approved and all other conditions are met
(i.e. degree requirements can be met, required forms are turned in, and
outstanding hours limitations are not exceeded), a mandatory $250 fee
will be applied to the student’s account. This fee cannot be waived and
cannot be refunded if the student does not meet the graduation check-out
deadlines.
For late requests that are approved, tickets to the commencement
ceremony for family and friends of the graduate are not guaranteed, as
they may have already been distributed or assigned. Additionally, the
student’s name may not appear in the commencement program due to
publishing deadlines.
No undergraduate student will be added to a graduation or
commencement when the request is made after November 10th for the
fall commencement (which includes December graduation), or April 10th
for the spring and summer commencement ceremony (which includes
May and August graduations).

14 College Opportunity Fund
College Opportunity Fund
The College Opportunity Fund provides State financial support to eligible
students for higher education. It was created by an Act of the Colorado
State Legislature and signed into law by Governor Owens in May 2004.
What does it mean? In the past, the State gave money directly to the
colleges. Now, if you authorize use of the stipend for any given term,
the college you are attending will receive the funding, and you will see it
appear as a credit on your tuition bill.
Who is eligible? Undergraduate students who are eligible for in-state
tuition, and who apply for COF, are admitted to and enrolled in an eligible
institution of higher education, and who authorize the institution to collect
the funds on their behalf. Once enrolled at the Colorado School of Mines,
the student must authorize the School to collect these funds from the
state on the student's behalf. Once authorized, the School will continue
to collect these funds on the student's behalf unless and until the student
chooses to revoke the authorization.
How much is the stipend? It will vary. The amount will be determined
each year by the Colorado Legislature.
For additional information please refer to:
Colorado School of Mines website:
http://inside.mines.edu/College-Opportunity-Fund-Application-
Authorization
Colorado Department of Higher Education's website:
http://highered.colorado.gov/Finance/COF/default.html
The College Opportunity Fund website:
https://cof.college-assist.org/

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Financial Aid and Scholarships
of $1,000. The students may also receive a senior award, based on their
academic scholarship, and the availability of funds.
Undergraduate Student Financial
Engineers’ Day Scholarships are available to Colorado residents.
Assistance
Based on high school records, an essay, and other information, a CSM
Student Government committee selects students for these four-year
The role of the CSM Financial Assistance Program is to enable
awards.
students to enroll and complete their educations, regardless of their
financial circumstances. In fulfilling this role, the Office of Financial Aid
Athletic scholarships may be awarded to promising student-athletes in
administered over $40 million in total assistance in 2011-2012, including
seventeen men’s and women’s sports. The scholarships are renewable
over $21.6 million in grants and scholarships. Additional information may
for up to three years, based on the recommendation of the Athletics
be found at the CSM financial aid web site, finaid.mines.edu.
Department.
Applying for Assistance
Army ROTC scholarships are available from CSM and the U.S. Army
for outstanding young men and women who are interested in a military
The CSM Application for Admission serves as the application for CSM
career. The one, two, three, and four-year scholarships can provide up to
merit-based scholarships for new students (except for the Engineers'
full tuition and fees, a book allowance, and a monthly stipend for personal
Days Scholarship which is an essay contest run by a student government
expenses. The CSM Military Science Department assists students in
committee, and the Athletic and Military Science Departments
applying for these scholarships.
which have their own application procedures for their scholarships).
Continuing students may be recommended by their major department
U.S. Navy Scholarships through the Civil Engineering Program, Nuclear
for scholarships designated for students from that department. To apply
Power Officer Program, and Baccalaureate Degree Completion Program
for need-based CSM, federal and Colorado assistance, students should
are also available to CSM students. The local Navy Recruiting District
complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid.
Office provides information about these scholarships.
Once evaluated, a financial aid award notification will be sent to the
U.S. Air Force ROTC Scholarships are available from CSM and the
student. New students are sent a paper award letter beginning in early
U.S. Air Force. The three and four year scholarships can provide up to
March. Continuing students are notified in mid May via their Mines email.
full tuition, fees, a book allowance, and a stipend. Further information is
available through the Department of Aerospace Studies at the University
Types of Financial Assistance
of Colorado Boulder (the official home base for the CSM detachment).
Need-based assistance will typically include grants, part-time
In addition to scholarships through CSM, many students receive
employment, and student loans. Grants are provided by CSM, by
scholarships from their hometown civic, religious or other organizations.
the State of Colorado (Colorado State Grants), and by the federal
All students are urged to contact organizations with which they or their
government (Pell Grants and Supplemental Educational Opportunity
parents are affiliated to investigate such scholarships. The Financial Aid
Grants).
Office reserves the right, unless otherwise instructed by the student, to
release the student’s information to scholarship providers for the purpose
Work Study funds also come from CSM, Colorado and the federal
of assisting students in obtaining scholarships.
government. Students work between 8 and 10 hours a week, and
typically earn between $500 to $1,500 to help pay for books, travel, and
Financial Aid Policies
other personal expenses.
General
Student Loans may be offered from two federal programs: the Perkins
Student Loan, or the Federal Direct Student Loan.
CSM students requesting or receiving financial assistance sponsored
by the U.S. Government, the State of Colorado, or the Colorado School
Supplemental student loans may also be offered through private bank
of Mines are required to report to the CSM Financial Aid Office all
loan programs.
financial assistance offered or received from all sources including CSM
immediately upon receipt or notification of such assistance. For the
The Alumni Association of CSM administers a loan program designed
purpose of this paragraph, “financial assistance” shall include, but not
to assist juniors and seniors who have exhausted their other sources
be limited to, grants, scholarships, fellowships, or loans funded by public
of funds. These are short term loans which require repayment within
or private sources, as well as all income not considered taxable income
three years after graduation, and have been made available through the
by the Internal Revenue Service. Upon receipt of this information, CSM
contributions of CSM alumni.
shall evaluate, and may adjust any financial assistance provided to the
student from CSM, Colorado, or federal funds. No student shall receive
Merit-based assistance is offered to recognize students for their
financial assistance from CSM if such student’s total assistance from all
achievements. Academic awards to new students are made on the
sources exceeds the total cost of the student’s education at CSM. For the
basis of their high school GPA and SAT or ACT composite test scores.
purpose of this paragraph, the “total cost of education” shall be defined
Continuing students can receive departmental scholarships based on
to include the cost of tuition, fees, books, room and board, transportation,
their academic performance at CSM, particularly in their major field of
and personal expenses.
study, and on financial need.
Funds for the Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational
Alumni Association Grants are awarded to students who are children of
Opportunity Grant, Federal College Work-Study Program, Federal
alumni who have been active in the CSM Alumni Association for the two
Perkins Loan, Federal Direct Stafford Loan, and Federal Direct PLUS
years prior to the student’s enrollment. The one-year grants carry a value
Loans are provided in whole or part by appropriations of the United

16 Financial Aid and Scholarships
States Congress. The Colorado General Assembly provides funds for the
financial aid. A withdrawal requires the financial aid office to determine
Colorado Grant and Colorado Work-Study programs. These programs
how much of the federal, state and institutional financial aid the student
are all subject to renewed funding each year.
has earned. Financial aid is not considered earned until the 60% point
of the semester. The unearned portion will be returned to the program
Satisfactory Academic Progress
from which it came (i.e. student loans to the lender, Pell to the federal
department of education, etc). Students need to be aware that they
CSM students receiving scholarships must make satisfactory academic
may owe Colorado School of Mines for unearned federal, state and/or
progress as specified in the rules and regulations for each individual
institutional aid even if they are receiving a refund in tuition and fees.
scholarship.
Federal regulations consider a student to be an unofficial withdrawal
Students receiving assistance from federal, Colorado or need-based
if the student receives all failing grades for the term. If the student has
CSM funds must make satisfactory academic progress toward their
not completely withdrawn and has failed to earn a passing grade in at
degree. Satisfactory progress is defined by maintaining adequate pace
least one class for the term, CSM is required to determine whether the
towards graduation and maintaining a 2.0 cumulative GPA at all times.
student established eligibility for financial aid by attending at least one
Pace is measured by dividing the overall credit hours attempted by the
class or participating in any CSM academic-related activity. An unofficial
overall credit hours completed. Students will be required to maintain a
withdrawal calculation will be performed and funds returned to their
75% completion rate at all times. Satisfactory standing is determined
respective federal, state and/or institutional aid programs if there is not
after each semester, including summer. If students are deficient in either
documentation supporting the student's last day of attendance, or the
the pace or grade average measure, they will receive a one semester
documentation indicates the student stopped attending prior to the 60%
warning period during which they must return to satisfactory standing.
point of the semester.
If this is not done, their eligibility will be terminated until such time as they
return to satisfactory standing. In addition, if students receive grades
of F or INC in all of their courses, their future financial aid eligibility
will be terminated without a warning period. Financial aid eligibility
termination may be appealed to the Financial Aid Office on the basis
of extenuating or special circumstances having negatively affected the
student's academic performance. If approved, the student will receive a
probationary period of one semester to regain satisfactory standing.
Study Abroad
Students wishing to pursue study abroad opportunities should contact
the Office of International Programs (OIP), listed under the Services
section of this Bulletin. Colorado School of Mines encourages students
to include an international study/work experience in their undergraduate
education. CSM maintains student exchange programs with engineering
universities in South America, Europe, Australia, Africa, and Asia.
Courses successfully passed abroad can be substituted for their
equivalent course at CSM. Overall GPA is not affected by courses taken
abroad. A well-planned study abroad program will not delay graduation.
In addition, study abroad can be arranged on an individual basis at
universities throughout the world.
Financial aid and selected scholarships and grants can be used to
finance approved study abroad programs. The OIP has developed a
resource center for study abroad information in its office, 1706 Illinois St.,
phone 303-384-2121. Students are invited to use the resource materials
and meet with staff to discuss overseas study opportunities.
Withdrawals
We understand that unexpected events occur in life that will cause a
student to withdraw from classes at Colorado School of Mines. Federal
regulation requires financial aid to be awarded under the assumption
that a student will attend the institution for the entire period in which
federal assistance was disbursed. The following policies will help you
to understand the impact a withdrawal may have if you are receiving
financial aid. The tuition and fees refund policy set by CSM is separate
from the return calculation required by federal regulation.
An official withdrawal will be recorded once the withdrawal process
has been completed by the student. Students who withdraw from the
University should come to the financial aid office before completing
the withdrawal process to determine what effect this will have on their

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Residence Halls
# of Bedrooms
Rate
1 Bedroom
$868
Residence Halls (Yearly Rate)
2 Bedrooms
$950
*Meal plans required. Room rates include $50 Residence Hall
Single Student Apartments at Mines Park
Association fee.
# of Bedrooms
Rate
Morgan/Thomas/Bradford/Randall/Aspen Halls
1 Bedroom
$868
Room Type
Rate
2 Bedrooms
$1,140
Double/Triple Room
$5,106
3 Bedrooms
$1,560
Single Room
$6,350
*
Mines Park resident pays gas and electric utilities. CSM provides
Temporary Triple
$4,084
free wireless and wired internet, basic expanded cable, water, sewer,
public electric, unlimited laundry, and Mines Park parking permit.
Weaver Towers/ Maple / Elm Halls
Housing Application
Room Type
Rate
Double Room
$6,242
Information and application for residence hall space is included in the
Single Room
$7,210
packet offering admission to the student. Colorado School of Mines has a
First Year Residency Requirement (http://inside.mines.edu/UserFiles/File/
Temporary Triple
$4,994
studentLife/ResidenceLife/First-year%20residency%20requirement.pdf).
Campus-Owned Fraternity & Sorority Houses
All housing assignments are based on the date of the enrollment deposit
with Admissions.
Fraternity/Sorority House
Rate
After the first year, upperclass students may apply for the limited number
Alpha Phi Sorority
$5,426
of spots on the upperclass/trasnfer student floors in the residence
FIJI Fraternity
$5,550
halls. Residence LIfe encourages upperclass students to apply for the
Pi Phi Sorority
$5,426
residence halls (http://inside.mines.edu/RSL-Residence-Halls) along
Sigma Kappa Sorority
$5,426
with the Apartments at Mines Park (http://inside.mines.edu/Apartments-
All CSM-owned Fraternity and
$78 / week
at-Mines-Park). Additionally, students associated with Greek Housing
Sorority Houses - Summer
may apply for housing through Residence Life in partnership with Greek
Life(Student Activities). The submission of a room application for all
Meal Plans
housing areas can be done in Trailhead (https://trailhead.mines.edu/cp/
home/displaylogin).
() indicates commuter meal plans available:
Contracts are issued for the full academic year and no cancellation
Meal Plan
Rate
will be accepted after an agreement has been done, except for those
Marble (Gold): Unlimited meals in
$2,493 per semester
who decide not to attend CSM. Those contracts separately issued only
Slate Cafe + $100 Munch Money
for entering students second semester may be cancelled no later than
per semester
December 1. After that date no cancellation will be accepted except for
Quartz (Blue): 14 meals/week +
$2,434 per semester
those who decide not to attend CSM.
$200 Munch Money per semester
Granite (Bronze): 160 meals/
$2,287 per semester
semester + $250 Munch Money per
semester
Topaz (Silver): 115 meals/semester $2,053 per semester
+ $300 Munch Money per semester
Agate (commuter only): 15 meal
$225 per block purchased
block and $90 in Munch Money
Summer Session Residence Hall Housing
(Weekly Rate)
Room Type
Rate
Double Room
$85/Week
Single Room
$134/week
Apartment Housing (Monthly Rate)
Family Housing at Mines Park

18 State of Colorado Residency Qualifications
State of Colorado Residency
The establishment of domicile for tuition purposes has two inseparable
elements:
Qualifications
1. a permanent place of habitation in Colorado and
A student is classified as a resident or nonresident for tuition purposes
2. intent to remain in Colorado with no intent to be domiciled elsewhere.
at the time admission is granted and upon completion of the CSM
The twelve-month waiting period does not begin until both elements
Colorado Residency for Tuition Classification Form. The classification
exist. Documentation of the following is part of the petitioning process
is based upon information furnished by the student. The student who,
to document physical presence: copies of rental arrangements, rent
due to subsequent events, becomes eligible for resident tuition must
receipts, copy of warranty deed if petitioner owns the personal residence
make formal application to the Registrar for a change of status. The
property and verification of dates of employment. Documentation of the
Petition for In-State Tuition Classification can be found on the Registrar's
following is part of the petitioning process to document intent: Colorado
Office website (http://inside.mines.edu/Petitioning-for-In-State-Tuition-
drivers license, motor vehicle registration (as governed by Colorado
Classification).
Statute), voter registration, payment of Colorado state income taxes,
A student who willfully gives wrong information to evade payment of
ownership of residential real estate property in the state (particularly if the
nonresident tuition shall be subject to serious disciplinary action. The final
petitioner resides in the home), any other factor peculiar to the individual
decision regarding tuition status rests with the Tuition Appeals Committee
which tends to establish the necessary intent to make Colorado one’s
of Colorado School of Mines.
permanent place of habitation.
Resident Students
Nonresident students wishing to obtain further information on the
establishment of residency or to apply for resident status should contact
A person whose legal residence is permanently established in Colorado
the Registrar’s Office. The “Petition for In-State Tuition Classification” is
may continue to be classified as a resident student so long as such
due in the Registrar’s Office by the first day of classes of the term the
residence is maintained even though circumstances may require
student is requesting resident status.
extended absences from the state.
Qualification for resident tuition requires both
1. proof of adoption of the state as a fixed and permanent home,
demonstrating physical presence within the state at the time of such
adoption, together with the intention of making Colorado the true
home; and
2. living within the state for 12 consecutive months immediately prior to
the first day of classes for any given term.
These requirements must be met by one of the following:
1. the father, mother, or guardian of the student if an unemancipated
minor, or
2. the student if married or over 22, or
3. the emancipated minor.
The home of the unemancipated minor is assumed to be that of the
parents, or if there is a legal guardian of the student, that of such
guardian. If the parents are separated or divorced and either separated
or divorced parent meet the Colorado residency requirements, the minor
also will be considered a resident. Statutes provide for continued resident
status, in certain cases, following parents’ moving from Colorado. Please
check Colorado Revised Statutes 1973, 23-7-103(2)(m)(II) for exact
provisions. In a case where a court has appointed a guardian or granted
custody, it shall be required that the court certify that the primary purpose
of such appointment was not to qualify the minor for resident tuition
status.
Nonresident Students
To become a resident of Colorado for tuition classification under state
statutes, a student must be domiciled in Colorado for one year or more
immediately preceding the first day of class for the semester for which
such classification is sought. A person must be emancipated before
domicile can be established separate from the domicile of the parents.
Emancipation for tuition purposes takes place automatically when a
person turns 23 years of age or marries.

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Housing & Dining
Student Center, will be replaced by Mines Market, a brand new dining
facility adjacent to Elm Hall. Additional retail dining facilities, including the
Diggers Den Food Court in the Student Center, Subway in the Student
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Recreation Center, Starbucks in Brown Hall, and Einstein Bros. Bagels in
CTLM, take student meal plans, as well as cash or credit card. Residence
http://inside.mines.edu/Residence-Life
hall students are required to maintain a resident meal plan. Students not
living in a residence hall may purchase any one of several commuter
Residence Halls (http://inside.mines.edu/
meal plans which best meets their individual needs. Dining options are
Residence-Life)
limited during breaks (Thanksgiving, Fall, Winter and Spring Break). For
more information and hours, go to Mines Dining (http://inside.mines.edu/
Residence hall living is an integral part of the Colorado School of Mines
CampusDining).
experience, although no students are required to live on campus. The
“Traditional” residence halls (Morgan, Thomas, Bradford and Randall
For all Housing & Dining rates, please see the Residence Halls (p. 17)
halls) house about 380 students in mostly double rooms with a central
page.
restroom/shower facility on each floor. Weaver Towers has living space
Apartment Housing (http://
for 230 students in suites with single and double rooms, a common
living area, and two single restroom/shower facilities. There are a limited
inside.mines.edu/Apartments-at-Mines-Park)
number of single rooms available. Weaver Towers features seven or
The Mines Park apartment complex is located west of the 6th Avenue
eight person suites with each suite containing both single and double
and 19th Street intersection on 55 acres owned by Mines. The complex
bedrooms, a living/study room and two bathrooms. Maple Hall is our
houses upperclass undergraduate students, graduate students, and
290-bed facility that houses 2- and 4-person suites, with single and
families. Residents must be full-time students.
double bedrooms and a private bathroom in each suite. Five social
lounges, nine study rooms, community kitchen and activity room,
Units are complete with refrigerators, stoves, dishwashers, cable
central living room with fireplace, music practice room, student storage
television, wired and wireless internet connections, and an optional
and workshop space, laundry facilities, vending, mailroom, and desk
campus phone line for an additional fee. There are two community
assistant services are available to all residents of Maple Hall. Elm is
centers which contain the laundry facilities, recreational and study space,
a neighborhood style facility offering single and double bedrooms and
and meeting rooms. For more information or to apply for apartment
community bathrooms that offer private options on each floor. Located
housing , go to the Apartment Housing website (http://inside.mines.edu/
across the street from Maple Hall, Elm Hall offers four social lounges,
Apartments-at-Mines-Park). Additionally, the Apartment Housing office is
three study rooms, courtesy phones on each floor, creativity and design
located within Community Center 2 for any additional assistance you may
workshop, community kitchen and laundry rooms on each floor, central
need.
social lounge, and rent-able indoor bike and storage units.
For all Housing & Dining rates, please see the Residence Halls (p. 17)
All residence hall spaces are equipped with a bed, desk, waste basket,
page.
and closet for each student, as well as wired and wireless internet
connections. Cable TV connection with “expanded basic” service
Fraternities, Sororities
is included. The student is responsible for damage to the room or
furnishings. Colorado School of Mines assumes no responsibility for loss
Any non-freshman student who is a member of one of the national Greek
or theft of personal belongings, and residents are encouraged to carry
organizations on campus is eligible to live in Fraternity or Sorority housing
personal property insurance.
after their freshman year. Several of the Greek Houses are owned and
operated by the School, while the remaining houses are owned and
Additionally, Residence Life offers students an option to live and learn
operated by the organizations. All full time, undergraduate students are
within a theme learning community that is a partnership between
eligible to join these organizations. For information, go to Greek Life
Residence Life, administrative departments, and faculty across campus.
(http://studentactivities.mines.edu/greeklife).
Theme Learning Communities consists of intentionally designed
living experiences centered around a variety of educational, cultural,
For all Housing & Dining rates, please see the Residence Halls (p. 17)
organizational, and personal interests. These communities allow
page.
students with common interests and pursuits to live together and
support each other through planned activities and informal interactions.
Off-Campus Housing
Communities include Adventure Leadership Community (Outdoor
Click here for Off-Campus Housing Resources (http://inside.mines.edu/
Recreation), Oredigger Leadership Community, Visual and Performing
Off-Campus-Housing-Resources).
Arts, Athleticism and Wellness, and the Upperclass & Transfer Students.
Theme Learning Community Webpage (http://inside.mines.edu/RSL-
Theme-Housing).
For all Housing & Dining rates, please see the Residence Halls (p. 17)
page.
Mines Dining (http://inside.mines.edu/
CampusDining)
Mines Dining operates a main dining hall and four retail dining facilities on
campus. In In Spring 2015, the Slate Café, located in the Ben H. Parker

20 Undergraduate Information
Undergraduate
3. The following 17 units of secondary school work must be completed
upon graduation from high school:
Information
Algebra
2.0
Geometry
1.0
Advanced Mathematics (including Trigonometry)
1.0
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English
4.0
History or Social Studies
3.0
Undergraduate Bulletin
Academic Elective
2.0
It is the responsibility of the student to become informed and to observe
Laboratory Science
3.0
all regulations and procedures required by the program the student is
Foreign Language
1.0
pursuing. Ignorance of a rule does not constitute a basis for waiving
Total Hours
17.0
that rule. The Undergraduate Bulletin, current at the time of the
student's most recent admission, gives the academic requirements the
One unit of laboratory science must be either chemistry or physics.
student must meet to graduate. However, a student can change to the
The second and third units may be chemistry, physics, biology,
requirements in a later Bulletin published while the student is enrolled as
zoology, botany, geology, etc. with laboratory. Both physics and
an undergraduate. Changes to administrative policies and procedures
chemistry are recommended for two of the three required units.
become effective for all students as soon as the campus community
General Science is not acceptable as a science unit, however it is
is notified of the changes. The Undergraduate Bulletin is available to
acceptable as an academic elective unit.
students in electronic format. Electronic versions of the Undergraduate
4. The 2 units of academic electives (social studies, mathematics,
Bulletin may be updated more frequently to reflect changes approved
English, science, or foreign language) must be acceptable to the
by, and communicated to, the campus community. As such, students are
applicant’s high school to meet graduation requirements. For
encouraged to refer to the most recently available electronic version of
applicants submitting GED Equivalency Diplomas, these units may be
the Undergraduate Bulletin. This version is available at the CSM website.
completed by the GED test.
The electronic version of the Undergraduate Bulletin is considered the
official version of this document. In case of disagreement between the
5. Applicants from the United States and Canada are required to submit
electronic and print versions (if available), the electronic version will take
the scores of either the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) of the College
precedence.
Entrance Examination Board or the American College Test (ACT)
battery. Applications for either the SAT or ACT may be obtained from
Admission Requirements
the high school counselors, or by writing to:
Colorado School of Mines admits students who have demonstrated the
Educational Testing Service
ability to accomplish classroom and laboratory work and benefit from our
P.O. Box 592
programs. The decision to admit a student is based on his or her ability to
Princeton, NJ 08541 for the SAT
earn a degree at CSM. Criteria considered in evaluating students include:
or to the: American College Testing Program
1. pattern of course work in high school or college,
P.O. Box 168
2. grades earned in those courses,
Iowa City, IA 52243 for the ACT
3. ACT or SAT test scores,
You may also register online at www.collegeboard.com (http://
4. rank in class, and
www.collegeboard.com) (SAT) and www.act.org (http://www.act.org)
5. other available test scores.
(ACT).
No single criterion for admission is used; however, the most important
Transfer Students
factor is the academic record in high school or college.
Admission is competitive. An applicant to CSM is considered to be a
The admission requirements below are minimum requirements which
transfer student if he or she has enrolled in coursework at another college
may change after a catalog has been finalized. The Board of Trustees,
after graduating from high school. The minimum admissions requirements
CSM governing board, reserves the right to deviate from published
for all transfer students are as follows:
admission requirements. In such cases, changes in admission policy
would be widely publicized.
1. Students transferring from another college or university must have
completed the same high school course requirements as entering
Freshmen
freshmen. A transcript of the applicant’s high school record is
required. ACT or SAT test scores are not required if the student has
Admission is competitive. The minimum admission requirements for all
completed a minimum of 30 credit hours of college credit.
high school graduates who have not attended a college or university are
2. Applicants must present official college transcripts from all colleges
as follows:
attended. Applicants should have an overall 2.75 grade point average
1. An applicant must be a graduate of an accredited high school.
or better. Students presenting a lower GPA will be given careful
2. An applicant should rank in the upper quartile of their graduating
consideration and acted on individually.
class. Consideration will be given to applicants below this level
3. An applicant who cannot re-enroll at the institution from which he or
on evidence of strong motivation, superior test scores, and
she wishes to transfer, or from any previously attended institution
recommendation from principal or counselor.
because of scholastic record or other reason will be evaluated on a
case-by-case basis.

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4. Completed or "in progress" college courses - which meet CSM
Subject
Internet TOEFL (iBT) Paper TOEFL (PBT)
graduation requirements - are eligible for transfer credit if the
Reading
20
54
institution is regionally accredited, and the course is not remedial or
Writing
17
55
vocational, and the grade earned is a "C" or better.
Listening
21
55
Former Students
Speaking
21
N/A
Total
79
550
The minimum admission requirements for those students who have
previously attended CSM are as follows:
2. An IELTS (International English Language Testing System) Score of
6.5, with no band below a 6.0.
1. Any student who has attended another college or university since last
enrolling at CSM must re-apply for admission through the Admissions
3. A PTE A (Pearson Test of English) score of 70 or higher.
Office.
4. Transferable credit from an accredited US institution of higher
2. Any student who did not complete the semester immediately
education equivalent to 30 credits or more.
preceding the beginning of the period for which he or she wishes to
The above English Proficiency requirement applies to students currently
enroll must be re-admitted to CSM by the Admissions Office.
studying in the United States and for students outside the country.
3. A former student, returning after a period of suspension, must apply
for admission to the Admissions Office and must furnish an approval
Advanced Credit for International Evaluation
for such re-enrollment from the Readmissions Committee of Colorado
The following methods are used by Colorado School of Mines to validate
School of Mines. Appropriate forms to apply for admission may
the awarding of advanced standing credit for international students who
be obtained from the Admissions Office. Official transcripts for all
have completed work in their home countries at the postsecondary level:
coursework completed while away from Mines must be submitted to
the Registrar's Office for review of transferability of the credit.
1. Credit is granted based upon recommendation by recognized
academic publications, primarily the World Education Series of
Exchange Students
American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions
All students participating in the CSM Exchange Program (coming to CSM
Officers.
and CSM students going abroad) must be enrolled in a minimum of 15
2. Validation by a comparable credit-granting department at Colorado
semester credit hours at CSM or the foreign exchange university.
School of Mines. Validation by one of the following two options will be
at the discretion of the credit-granting department.
International Students
a. Option A: Course-by-course evaluation examination by
comparable Colorado School of Mines academic department.
For purposes of admission, international applicants are students in a non-
b. Option B: The advisor and/or academic dean's office makes a
immigrant status who are not U.S. citizens or do not have approved and
preliminary evaluation of the level a student has completed and
finalized U.S. permanent residence, refugee status or political asylum.
begins the student at that level. Upon successful completion
International students usually need an F1 or J1 visa to study in the United
of that course, all related lower-level courses in that area, as
States.
determined by the department granting credit, would be validated
Generally, international applicants seeking admission to Colorado School
and credit awarded.
of Mines must meet the same academic standards for admission as
those required of American applicants. Admission is competitive. There
Enrollment Requirement - English Language
are wide variations, however, between educational systems throughout
All new students whose primary language is not English must
the world that make exact comparisons of educational standards
demonstrate English Language proficiency before enrolling for the first
difficult. International applicants are selected on the basis of their prior
time at the university. This requirement applies to international and non-
academic work, probability of success in the chosen curriculum (as
international, permanent residents, immigrants, transfer and non-transfer
evidenced by prior work in the academic area involved) and proof of
students alike.
English proficiency. After admission but prior to enrollment, certification of
adequate financial resources is required.
Enrollment Requirement - All Admitted
International applicants must submit a completed international application
Students
form; a $45 nonrefundable international document processing fee;
All admissions are ultimately contingent upon successful completion
translated secondary schooling records, and/or a credentials evaluation
and submission of final transcripts reflecting academic achievement
report; notarized affidavit of financial sponsorship; and when applicable,
similar to assessment at the time of admission. Students are expected
translated college transcripts.
to continue to prepare at a similar level of academic rigor, and with
similar or better results as the enrollment date approaches. If final
TOEFL/English Proficiency
transcripts/documents are received that reflect information different from
Student applicants whose primarily language is not English, must prove
the admission assessment, Colorado School of Mines reserves the right
proficiency in the English language by achieving one of the following:
to review the admission offer again, and to take appropriate action. This
may include a change in conditions or terms of admission, or a rescission
1. A TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) score of 550 on
of the admission offer.
the paper-based test, or a score of 79 on the internet Based TOEFL
(iBT).

22 Undergraduate Information
Fraudulent Applications
Individuals who withhold or provide fraudulent information on applications
for undergraduate admissions or readmissions are subject to immediate
dismissal from the university. The decision for immediate dismissal will be
made by the Associate Vice President of Enrollment Management and/
or the Director of International Admissions. This decision will be made
after a complete and thorough review of the situation and an individual
conference with the student involved. The individual dismissed has the
right to appeal the decision to the committee on academic policy and
procedure, whose decision will be final.
Nondegree Students
A nondegree student is one who has not applied to pursue a degree
program at CSM but wishes to take courses regularly offered on campus.
Such students may take any course for which they have the prerequisites
as listed in the CSM Bulletin or have the permission of the instructor.
Transcripts or evidence of the prerequisites are required. An applicant
for admission to the undergraduate school who does not meet admission
requirements may not fulfill deficiencies through this means. Exception to
this rule can be made only by the Associate Vice President of Enrollment
Management. A maximum of 12 hours of nondegree credit from Colorado
School of Mines may be used toward an undergraduate degree program.
A nondegree student who has completed a Bachelor degree or higher,
regardless of course level in which one wishes to enroll, must utilize the
graduate nondegree process.

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Academic Regulations
they were absent from CSM, must obtain approval, upon return, of the
department head of the appropriate course, the department head of the
student’s option/major, and the Registrar.
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Deficiencies
Prior Learning Credit - Military and EPICs
Students with experience in the military who have a DD214 showing a
The curricula at Colorado School of Mines have been especially designed
general or honorable discharge will receive a total of two credit hours in
so that the course work flows naturally from course to course and year to
PAGN101, PAGN102, and PAGN2XX. This will complete the Physical
year. Thus, it is important that deficiencies in lower numbered courses be
Activity requirements for the undergraduate degree.
scheduled in preference to more advanced work.
Students who have technical experience outside of the classroom may
Prerequisites
be eligible to substitute a different technical elective course in place
It is the responsibility of each student to make certain that the proper
of EPIC251. In order to pursue this course of action, the student must
prerequisites for all courses have been met. Registration in a course
provide information and materials describing the experience and how it
without the necessary prerequisite may result in dismissal from the class
applies to the program to the EPICs program director. If approved, the
or a grade of F (Failed) in the course.
student will complete the substitution form and turn it in to the Registrar's
Office to be placed in the academic file.
Remediation
Course Withdrawals, Additions and Drops
The Colorado Department of Higher Education specifies a remedial
programs policy in which any first-time freshmen admitted to public
Courses may be added or dropped without fee or penalty during the first
institutions of higher education in Colorado with ACT (or equivalent)
11 school days of a regular academic term (first 4 school days of a 6-
scores of less than 18 in reading or English, or less than 19 in
week field course or the first 6 school days of the 8-week summer term).
mathematics, are required to participate in remedial studies. At the
Continuing students may withdraw from any course after the eleventh
Colorado School of Mines, these remedial studies will be conducted
day of classes through the twelfth week for any reason with a grade of
through required tutoring in Nature and Human Values for reading and
W. After the twelfth week, no withdrawals are permitted except in cases
writing, and Calculus for Scientists and Engineers I for mathematics, and
of withdrawal from school or for extenuating circumstances under the
the consequent achievement of a grade of C or better.
auspices of the Office of Academic Affairs and the Office of the Registrar.
Transfer Credit
A grade of F will be given in courses which are withdrawn from after the
deadline without approval.
In all cases, requests for transfer credit are processed by the Registrar.
Freshmen and transfer students in their first and second semesters are
Credits must be submitted on an official transcript from a regionally
permitted to withdraw from courses through the Friday prior to the last
accredited institution and be academic in nature. Vocational and
week of classes.
theological credit is not accepted. Only courses completed with grades of
"C" or better will be accepted.
All adds/drops are initiated in the Registrar’s Office. To withdraw from
a course (with a “W”) a student must obtain the appropriate form from
New Transfer Students
the Registrar’s office, have it signed by the instructor and signed by the
Upon matriculation, a transfer student will receive the prescribed
student’s advisor to indicate acknowledgment of the student’s action,
academic credit for courses taken at another institution if these courses
and return it to the Registrar’s Office by close of business on the last day
are listed in a current articulation agreement and transfer guide between
that a withdrawal is authorized. Acknowledgment (by signature) by the
CSM and that institution. Credits earned more than 10 years in advance
division/department is required in only 2 cases:
of admission will not transfer. When an articulation agreement does not
exist with another institution, the transfer student may receive credit for a
1. when a course is added after the 11th day of the semester and
course taken at another institution, subject to review by the appropriate
2. when the Registrar has approved, for extenuating circumstances, a
CSM department head or designate to ensure course equivalency.
withdrawal after the last date specified (a “late withdrawal”).
Continuing Students
Approval of a late withdrawal can be given by the Registrar acting on
behalf of the Office of Academic Affairs in accordance with CSM’s refund
Students who are currently enrolled at CSM may transfer credit in
policy, and in compliance with federal regulations.
required courses only in extenuating circumstances, upon the advance
approval of the Registrar, the department head of the appropriate course,
A $5.00 fee will be charged for any change in class schedule after the
and the department head of the student’s option/major. Upon return,
first 11 days of class, except in cases beyond the student’s control or
credit will be received subject to review by the Registrar. Physics courses
withdrawal from school.
are subject to post-approval from the department. Forms for this purpose
are available in the Registrar’s Office (http://inside.mines.edu/Transfer-
Independent Study
Credit-Approvals), and the process is reviewed periodically by the Office
For each semester credit hour awarded for independent study a student
of the Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs (EVPAA).
is expected to invest approximately 25 hours of effort in the educational
Returning Students
activity involved. To register for independent study, a student should get
from the Registrar’s Office (http://inside.mines.edu/Independent-Study-
Students who have matriculated at CSM, withdrawn, applied for
Registration) the form provided for that purpose, have it completed by the
readmission and wish to transfer in credit taken at an institution while

24 Academic Regulations
instructor involved and the appropriate department/ division head, and
responsible for contacting his/her faculty member(s) prior to the absence
return it to the Registrar’s Office.
occurring to initiate arrangements for making up any missed work.
Off-Campus Study
Requests for excused absence(s) related to an authorized activity
received after Census Day may be denied or be documented as an
A student must enroll in an official CSM course for any period of off-
excused/unexcused absence at the discretion of the faculty member.
campus, course-related study, whether U.S. or foreign, including faculty-
led short courses, study abroad, or any off-campus trip sponsored by
Personal Reason Absences
CSM or led by a CSM faculty member. The registration must occur in
the same term that the off-campus study takes place. In addition, the
The Associate Dean of Students may authorize excused absences upon
student must complete the necessary release, waiver, and emergency
receipt of proper documentation of the illness, injury, or other incident.
contact forms, transfer credit pre-approvals, and FERPA release, and
The student must provide the documentation to the Associate Dean of
provide adequate proof of current health insurance prior to departure. For
Students within one week of returning to class. Once documentation
additional information concerning study abroad requirements, contact the
has been received and approved, the Associate Dean of Students will
Office of International Programs (http://oip.mines.edu) at (303) 384-2121;
send notice of excused absences to faculty members. The student
for other information, contact the Registrar’s Office.
is responsible for contacting his/her faculty member(s) to initiate
arrangements for making up any missed work.
Absenteeism
Important Note: Every effort will be made by the faculty to honor
Class attendance is required of all undergraduates unless the student
all excused absences. However, class attendance is essential for
has an official excused absence. Excused absences are granted for three
understanding of the material and for learning to take place. Excessive
general reasons:
absence, regardless of reason, may result in a reduced or failing grade in
the course based on course content and delivery. As content and delivery
1. Student is a varsity athlete and is representing the School in a varsity
differ among the faculty and with each class, it is important for a student
athletics activity.
missing class to discuss the absences, excused or unexcused, with his/
2. Student is representing the School in an authorized activity related
her faculty member(s) to determine what will be considered excessive.
to a club or academic endeavor (academic competitions, student
professional society conferences, club sport competition, program-
Unexcused Absences
sponsored competitions, etc.)
All absences that are not documented as excused absences are
3. Student has a documented personal reason (illness, injury, jury duty,
considered unexcused absences. Faculty members may deny a student
life-threatening illness or death in the immediate family, etc.).
the opportunity to make up some or all of the work missed due to
unexcused absence(s). However, the faculty members do have the
Students who miss academic work (including but not limited to exams,
discretion to grant a student permission to make up any missed academic
homework, and labs) for one of the reasons listed above may be
work for an unexcused absence. The faculty member may consider the
issued an excused absence. If an excused absence is received, the
student's class performance, as well as their attendance, in the decision.
student must be given the opportunity to make up the missed work in
a reasonable period of time without penalty. While the student is not
Withdrawal from School
responsible for actually issuing the excused absence, the student is
responsible for making sure documentation is submitted appropriately
A student may officially withdraw from CSM by processing a Withdrawal
and for contacting his/her faculty member(s) to initiate arrangements for
from School form available through the Center for Academic Services
making up any missed work.
& Advising (CASA). Completion of the form prior to the last day of
scheduled classes for that term will result in W’s being assigned to
Varsity Athletics Absences
courses in progress. Failure to officially withdraw will result in the grades
of courses in progress being recorded as F’s. Leaving the School without
The Athletics Department will authorize excused absences for all
having paid tuition and fees will result in a hold being placed against the
approved varsity athletics related absences. The Athletics Department
transcript. Either of these actions would make future enrollment at CSM
will send notice of excused absences to faculty members on or before
or another college more difficult.
Census Day each semester. The student is responsible for contacting
his/her faculty member(s) prior to the absence occurring to initiate
arrangements for making up any missed work. The Faculty Oversight
Committee on Sports and Athletics oversees the number of excused
absences permitted per semester by varsity athletes.
Authorized Activity Absences
The Associate Dean of Students may authorize excused absences upon
receipt of proper documentation of the school related activity. All excused
absences for school-sponsored activities must be documented with the
Associate Dean of Students by Census Day of each semester. If the
absence will occur prior to Census Day, then the documentation should
be received at least two weeks prior to the absence. Once documentation
has been received and approved, the Associate Dean of Students will
send notice of excused absences to faculty members. The student is

Colorado School of Mines 25
Admissions Procedures
application will be evaluated upon receipt of the completed application
form, high school transcript, transcripts from each university or college
attended, and a list of courses in progress. The Admissions Office will
All Applicants
then notify the student of his or her admission status. Admission is
Documents received by CSM in connection with applications for
subject to satisfactory completion of current courses in progress and
admission or transfer of credit will not be duplicated, returned to the
submission of a final, official transcript(s).
applicant, or forwarded to any agency or any other institution.
Advanced Placement and International
A $45.00 non-refundable application fee is required from all applicants.
Baccalaureate
Applications for undergraduate study cannot be accepted later than
Course work completed for select subjects under the Advanced
21 days prior to the date of registration confirmation for any academic
Placement Program in a high school may be accepted for college credit
semester or summer session. Admission for any semester or term may
provided that the Advanced Placement Program Test grade is either 5
close whenever CSM’s budgeted number of students has been met.
(highest honors) or 4 (honors).
High School Students
In special cases, advanced placement may be granted for course work
not completed under the College Entrance Examination Board Program.
Applicants are encouraged to apply online at www.mines.edu. Questions
Students wishing such credit may demonstrate competence by writing
can be directed to the Admissions Office via e-mail: admit@mines.edu; or
the Advanced Placement Examination on the subject. Information can be
via postal mail:
secured from:
Admissions Office
the College Entrance Examination Board
Colorado School of Mines
P.O. Box 592
1600 Maple Street
Princeton, NJ 08541
Golden, CO 80401
More information on which subjects are accepted can be found on the
A student may apply for admission any time after completing the 11th
web at www.mines.edu.
grade. The application will be evaluated upon receipt of the completed
application form, a high school transcript showing courses completed,
Course work completed for select subjects under the International
courses remaining to be completed, ranking in class, other pertinent data,
Baccalaureate Program in high school may be accepted for college credit
and SAT or ACT test scores. High school seniors are encouraged to
provided that the International Baccalaureate Program Exam grade
apply early in the fall term of senior year. Additionally, it is recommended
is a 5, 6, or 7 on selected standard and higher level exams. In some
that the ACT and/or SAT be taken during this term. In some cases,
cases, departmental approval is required before credit is granted. More
the grades or marks received in courses taken during the first half
information on which subjects are accepted can be found on the web at
of the senior year may be required. Applicants who meet freshman
www.mines.edu.
admission requirements are admitted subject to completion of all
entrance requirements and high school graduation.
Declaration of Option (Major)
Transfer Students
The curriculum during the first semester at CSM is generally the same
across majors. Students are not required to choose a major before the
Guaranteed Transfer
end of the freshman year. All students must have declared a major by the
beginning of the junior year.
Colorado School of Mines is a signatory to the Colorado Statewide
Engineering Articulation Agreement, which can be viewed at
Medical Record
www.state.co.us/cche (http://www.state.co.us/cche). Beginning with
admissions in 2003–2004, this agreement determines transferability
A health history prepared by the student, a medical examination
of coursework for engineering students in the State of Colorado.
performed by the student’s physician and an updated immunization
All students transferring into CSM under the terms of the statewide
record completed by the student and the physician, nurse or health
agreement are strongly encouraged to be advised by the CSM
authority comprise the medical record. A medical record is required for
Admissions Office on their planned course of study. Credits earned more
full time students entering CSM for the first time, or following an absence
than 10 years prior will not transfer.
of more than 12 calendar months.
Additionally, Colorado School of Mines has formal transfer agreements
The medical record will be sent to the student after acceptance for
with Red Rocks Community College (RRCC), Front Range Community
admission. The medical record must be updated and completed and
College (FRCC), Community College of Denver (CCD), and Community
then returned to the Student Health Center before permission to
College of Aurora (CCA). Students are encouraged to contact the
enroll is granted. Proof of immunity consists of an official Certificate
Admissions Office at these institutions for additional information.
of Immunization signed by a physician, nurse, or public health official
which documents measles, mumps and rubella immunity. The Certificate
Transfer by Review
must specify the type of vaccine and the dates (month, day, year) of
Undergraduate students at another college or university who wish to
administration or written evidence of laboratory tests showing immunity to
transfer to CSM should apply online at www.mines.edu.
measles, mumps and rubella.
A transfer student should apply for admission at the beginning of the final
two quarters or semester of attendance at his or her present college. The

26 Admissions Procedures
The completed medical record is confidential and will be kept in the
Student Health Center. The record will not be released unless the student
signs a written release.
Veterans
Colorado School of Mines is approved by the Colorado State Approving
Agency for Veteran Benefits under chapters 30, 31, 32, 33, 35, 1606,
and 1607. Undergraduate students must register for and maintain 12.0
credit hours, and graduate students must register for and maintain 9.0
credit hours of graduate work in any semester to be certified as a full-time
student for full-time benefits. Any hours taken under the full-time category
will decrease the benefits to 3/4 time, 1/2 time, or tuition payment only.
All changes in hours, program, addresses, marital status, or dependents
are to be reported to the Veterans Certifying Officer as soon as possible
so that overpayment or underpayment may be avoided. Veterans must
see the Veteran’s Certifying Officer each semester to be certified for any
benefits for which they may be eligible. In order for veterans to continue
to receive benefits, they must make satisfactory progress as defined by
Colorado School of Mines.
An honorably or generally discharged military veteran providing a copy of
his/her DD214 is awarded two credit hours to meet the physical education
undergraduate degree requirement at CSM. Additionally, veterans may
request substitution of a technical elective for the institution's core EPICS
course requirement in all undergraduate degree programs.
For more information, please visit the Veterans Services (http://
inside.mines.edu/Veterans-Services) web page.

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Combined Undergraduate/
provide initial counseling on degree application procedures, admissions
standards and degree completion requirements.
Graduate Degree Programs
Admission into a graduate degree program as a Combined Degree
A. Overview
Program student can occur as early as the first semester, Junior
year, and must be granted no later than the end of registration, last
Many degree programs offer CSM undergraduate students the
semester Senior year. Once admitted into a graduate degree program,
opportunity to begin work on a Graduate Certificate, Professional
students may enroll in 500-level courses and apply these directly to
Master’s Degree, Master’s Degree or Doctoral Degree while completing
their graduate degree. To apply, students must submit the standard
the requirements for their Bachelor’s Degree. These combined
graduate application package for the graduate portion of their Combined
Bachelors-Masters/Doctoral programs have been created by Mines
Degree Program. Upon admission into a graduate degree program,
faculty in those situations where they have deemed it academically
students are assigned graduate advisors. Prior to registration for the next
advantageous to treat undergraduate and graduate degree programs as
semester, students and their graduate advisors should meet and plan a
a continuous and integrated process. These are accelerated programs
strategy for completing both the undergraduate and graduate programs
that can be valuable in fields of engineering and applied science where
as efficiently as possible. Until their undergraduate degree requirements
advanced education in technology and/or management provides the
are completed, students continue to have undergraduate advisors in the
opportunity to be on a fast track for advancement to leadership positions.
home department or division of their Bachelor’s Degrees.
These programs also can be valuable for students who want to get a
head start on graduate education.
C. Requirements
The combined programs at Mines offer several advantages to students
Combined Degree Program students are considered undergraduate
who choose to enroll in them:
students until such time as they complete their undergraduate degree
requirements. Combined Degree Program students who are still
1. Students can earn a graduate degree in their undergraduate major or
considered undergraduates by this definition have all of the privileges
in a field that complements their undergraduate major.
and are subject to all expectations of both their undergraduate and
2. Students who plan to go directly into industry leave Mines with
graduate programs. These students may enroll in both undergraduate
additional specialized knowledge and skills which may allow them to
and graduate courses (see section D below), may have access to
enter their career path at a higher level and advance more rapidly.
departmental assistance available through both programs, and may
Alternatively, students planning on attending graduate school can get
be eligible for undergraduate financial aid as determined by the Office
a head start on their graduate education.
of Financial Aid. Upon completion of their undergraduate degree
requirements, a Combined Degree Program student is considered
3. Students can plan their undergraduate electives to satisfy
enrolled full-time in his/her graduate program. Once having done so, the
prerequisites, thus ensuring adequate preparation for their graduate
student is no longer eligible for undergraduate financial aid, but may now
program.
be eligible for graduate financial aid. To complete their graduate degree,
4. Early assignment of graduate advisors permits students to plan
each Combined Degree Program student must register as a graduate
optimum course selection and scheduling in order to complete their
student for at least one semester.
graduate program quickly.
5. Early acceptance into a Combined Degree Program leading to a
Once admitted into a graduate program, undergraduate Combined
Graduate Degree assures students of automatic acceptance into
Program students must maintain good standing in the Combined
full graduate status if they maintain good standing while in early-
Program by maintaining a minimum semester GPA of 3.0 in all courses
acceptance status.
taken. Students not meeting this requirement are deemed to be making
6. In many cases, students will be able to complete both a Bachelor’s
unsatisfactory academic progress in the Combined Degree Program.
and a Master’s Degrees in five years of total enrollment at Mines.
Students for whom this is the case are subject to probation and, if
occurring over two semesters, subject to discretionary dismissal from
Certain graduate programs may allow Combined Degree Program
the graduate portion of their program as defined in the Unsatisfactory
students to fulfill part of the requirements of their graduate degree by
Academic Performance (bulletin.mines.edu/graduate/generalregulations/
including up to six hours of specified course credits which also were
academicperformance) section of this Bulletin.
used in fulfilling the requirements of their undergraduate degree. These
courses may only be applied toward fulfilling Doctoral degree or, Master's
Upon completion of the undergraduate degree requirements, Combined
degree requirements beyond the institutional minimum Master's degree
Degree Program students are subject to all requirements (e.g., course
requirement of 30 credit hours. Courses must meet all requirements
requirements, departmental approval of transfer credits, research credits,
for graduate credit, but their grades are not included in calculating
minimum GPA, etc.) appropriate to the graduate program in which they
the graduate GPA. Check the departmental section of the Bulletin to
are enrolled
determine which programs provide this opportunity.
D. Enrolling in Graduate Courses as a
B. Admission Process
Senior in a Combined Program
A student interested in applying into a graduate degree program as a
As described in the Undergraduate Bulletin, seniors may enroll in 500-
Combined Degree Program student should first contact the department or
level courses. In addition, undergraduate seniors who have been granted
division hosting the graduate degree program into which he/she wishes
admission through the Combined Degree Program into thesis-based
to apply. Initial inquiries may be made at any time, but initial contacts
degree programs (Masters or Doctoral) may, with graduate advisor
made soon after completion of the first semester, Sophomore year are
approval, register for 700-level research credits appropriate to Masters-
recommended. Following this initial inquiry, departments/ divisions will
level degree programs. With this single exception, while a Combined

28 Combined Undergraduate/Graduate Degree Programs
Degree Program student is still completing his/her undergraduate
degree, all of the conditions described in the Undergraduate Bulletin
for undergraduate enrollment in graduate-level courses apply. 700-
level research credits are always applied to a student’s graduate degree
program.
If an undergraduate Combined Degree Program student would like to
enroll in a 500-level course and apply this course directly to his/her
graduate degree, he/she must be formally accepted as a combined
program student through the Office of Graduate Studies and notify
the Registrar of the intent to do so at the time of enrollment in the
course. The Registrar will forward this information to Financial Aid for
appropriate action. Be aware that courses taken as an undergraduate
student but applied directly toward a graduate degree are not eligible for
undergraduate financial aid or the Colorado Opportunity Fund. If prior
consent is not received or if the student has not been accepted by OGS
as a combined program student, all 500-level graduate courses taken
as an undergraduate Combined Degree Program student will be applied
to the student’s undergraduate degree transcript. If these are not used
toward an undergraduate degree requirement, they may, with program
consent, be applied to a graduate degree program as transfer credit. All
regular regulations and limitations regarding the use of transfer credit to a
graduate degree program apply to these credits.

Colorado School of Mines 29
Core Requirements
MATH213
CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS AND ENGINEERS 4.0
III
Core Curriculum
MATH225
DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS *
3.0
CHGN121
PRINCIPLES OF CHEMISTRY I
4.0
The Core Curriculum at Mines forms the foundation for advanced study
in the major fields. It is designed to give students the fundamental
PHGN100
PHYSICS I - MECHANICS
4.5
knowledge and skills they will need and put to use in their majors
In Design
and in careers after graduation. Core courses provide students with
EPIC151
DESIGN (EPICS) I
3.0
fundamental technical, mathematical, and writing skills. In Core courses,
In Humanities and the Social Sciences
students learn basic scientific procedures, principles, concepts, laws, and
LAIS100
NATURE AND HUMAN VALUES
4.0
theories relevant to all applied sciences. In addition, Core courses in the
LAIS200
HUMAN SYSTEMS
3.0
humanities and social sciences help students develop interdisciplinary
perspectives on the ethical, social, and cultural contexts within which
EBGN201
PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS
3.0
engineering takes place.
In Physical Education (four separate semesters including the
following) **
The variety of courses in the Core Curriculum also provide students
with opportunities to develop skills in problem solving, critical thinking,
PAGN101
PHYSICAL EDUCATION
0.5
teamwork, design, and communication. Students who complete the
PAGN102
PHYSICAL EDUCATION
0.5
Core are well prepared to be lifelong learners and leaders who can work
PAGN2XX
PHYSICAL EDUCATION
0.5
effectively in an increasingly globalized world.
PAGN2XX
PHYSICAL EDUCATION
0.5
The Core Curriculum has three parts, the details of which can be
In Freshman Orientation & Success
found below. All CSM students complete the courses in the Common
CSM101
FRESHMAN SUCCESS SEMINAR
0.5
Core. Courses required in the Science Requirement and Engineering
Free Electives ***
Requirement vary according to the major field of study. Finally, all
Total Hours
39.0
students have a number of Free Elective courses. Free Electives are
usually taken in the last two years.
*
2.0 semester hours are required in Differential Equations for
Refer to the Degree Requirements section for each major program
Geological Engineering majors. (MATH222)
under Undergraduate Programs and Departments (bulletin.mines.edu/
**
A minimum of 2.0 credit hours. Neither PAGN101 or PAGN102
undergraduate/programs) for a listing of Core courses students should
may be repeated for credit. See the Physical Education and
take each semester.
Athletics (http://bulletin.mines.edu/undergraduate/programs/
additionalprograms/physicaleducationandathletics) section for
Overview: Core Course Requirements
specifics.
*** A minimum of 9.0 hours are included with each degree-granting
Core & distributed course requirements for Bachelor of Science degrees
program. With the exception of the restrictions mentioned below,
are comprised of the four following groups:
the choice of free elective courses to satisfy degree requirements is
1. Core Curriculum - Students in all degree options are required to
unlimited. The restrictions are:
complete all course requirements listed in this group.
1. The choice must not be in conflict with any Graduation Requirements
(p. 42).
2. Humanities and Social Sciences Requirement - Students in all
2. Free electives to satisfy degree requirements may not exceed three
degree options must complete this requirement.
semester hours (3.0) in activity courses such as band, choir, studio art,
3. Science Requirement - Students in all degree options are required
physical education, and athletics courses combined.
to complete a minimum of three out of five courses from this list. For
some majors the three courses are prescribed, while other majors
2) Humanities and Social Science
leave the choices to the student. See the Science Requirement chart
Requirement
to determine the courses allowed for your particular major program.
H&SS Requirements are applicable to all undergraduate students:
4. Engineering Requirement - Students pursuing an engineering-
based degree are required to complete the courses in this list.
Two courses from the approved list of requirements *
6.0
However, each engineering program will place the courses in the
sophomore year or later based on the flow of the particular program.
At least one course at the 400-level from the approved list of
3.0
These are not considered freshman year courses.
requirements *
Total Hours
9.0
1) The Core Curriculum
Core requirements are applicable to all undergraduate students:
*
See the approved list in the Liberal Arts and International Studies
(https://nextbulletin.mines.edu/undergraduate/programs/earthscieng/
In Mathematics and the Basic Sciences
liberalartsandinternationalstudies) section of this Bulletin.
MATH111
CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS AND ENGINEERS 4.0
I
3) Science Requirement
MATH112
CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS AND ENGINEERS 4.0
The Science Requirement is applicable to all undergraduate students:
II

30 Core Requirements
Complete a minimum of three of the five courses listed according to your
PHGN100
PHYSICS I - MECHANICS
4.5
degree requirements on the following chart: (REQ = Required, CHOICE =
PAGN102
PHYSICAL EDUCATION
0.5
Student's Choice, N/A = Not Allowed)
SCI
Science Requirement*
4.0
Program
BIOL110
GEGN101 PHGN200 CHGN122 CSCI101
16.0
APPLIED MATHEMATICS & STATISTICS
CHOICE
CHOICE
REQ
CHOICE
REQ
Total Hours: 32.0
CHEMISTRY
CHOICE
CHOICE
REQ
REQ
N/A
CHEMICAL ENGINEERING
REQ
N/A
REQ
REQ
N/A
*
CHEMICAL & BIOCHEMICAL ENGINEERING
REQ
N/A
REQ
REQ
N/A
For scheduling purposes, registration in combinations of GEGN101,
CIVIL ENGINEERING
N/A
REQ
REQ
REQ
N/A
BIOL110, LAIS100, EBGN201, and EPIC151 will vary between
COMPUTER SCIENCE
CHOICE
CHOICE
REQ
CHOICE
REQ
the fall and spring semesters. Students admitted with acceptable
ECONOMICS
CHOICE
CHOICE
CHOICE
CHOICE
CHOICE
advanced placement credits will be registered in accordance with
ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING
CHOICE
CHOICE
REQ
CHOICE
CHOICE
their advanced placement status.
ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING
N/A
REQ
REQ
REQ
N/A
GEOLOGICAL ENGINEERING
N/A
REQ
REQ
REQ
CHOICE
Course Descriptions for Core
GEOPHYSICAL ENGINEERING
CHOICE
REQ
REQ
CHOICE
CHOICE
MECHANICAL ENGINEERING
CHOICE
CHOICE
REQ
REQ
N/A
Courses
METALLURGICAL & MATERIALS ENGINEERING
CHOICE
CHOICE
REQ
REQ
N/A
MINING ENGINEERING
N/A
REQ
REQ
REQ
N/A
PETROLEUM ENGINEERING
N/A
REQ
REQ
REQ
N/A
1) Core Curriculum - Mathematics and the
ENGINEERING PHYSICS
CHOICE
CHOICE
REQ
REQ
N/A
Basic Sciences
4) Engineering Requirement (see degree
Chemistry
program listing)
CHGN121
PRINCIPLES OF CHEMISTRY I
4.0
Engineering Requirements are applicable to undergraduate students
Mathematics
in engineering disciplines as specified by the degree program. See
MATH111
CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS AND ENGINEERS 4.0
Department and Division program descriptions in this Bulletin for specific
I
courses required.
MATH112
CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS AND ENGINEERS 4.0
II
One of the following Thermodynamics courses may be required:
3.0
MATH113
CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS AND ENGINEERS 1.0
CHGN209
INTRODUCTION TO CHEMICAL
II - SHORT FORM
THERMODYNAMICS
MATH122
CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS AND ENGINEERS 4.0
CBEN210
INTRO TO THERMODYNAMICS
II HONORS
MEGN361
THERMODYNAMICS I
MATH213
CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS AND ENGINEERS 4.0
CEEN241
STATICS
3.0
III
EENG281
INTRODUCTION TO ELECTRICAL CIRCUITS,
3.0
MATH214
CALCULUS FOR SCIENTIST AND ENGINEERS
1.0
ELECTRONICS AND POWER
III - SHORT FORM
Total Hours
9.0
MATH222
INTRODUCTION TO DIFFERENTIAL
2.0
EQUATIONS FOR GEOLOGISTS &
The Freshman Year
GEOLOGICAL ENGINEERS *
Freshmen in all programs normally take similar subjects, as listed below:
MATH223
CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS AND ENGINEERS 4.0
III HONORS
Freshman
MATH224
CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS AND ENGINEERS 4.0
Fall
lec
lab
sem.hrs
III HONORS
CHGN121
PRINCIPLES OF CHEMISTRY I
4.0
MATH225
DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS *
3.0
MATH111
CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS
4.0
MATH235
DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS HONORS
3.0
AND ENGINEERS I
Physics
EBGN201
PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS*
3.0
PHGN100
PHYSICS I - MECHANICS
4.5
LAIS100
NATURE AND HUMAN
4.0
Design - Engineering Practices Introductory Course Sequence
VALUES*
(EPICS)
CSM101
FRESHMAN SUCCESS
0.5
EPIC151
DESIGN (EPICS) I
3.0
SEMINAR
EPIC155
EPICS I GRAPHICS **
1.0
PAGN101
PHYSICAL EDUCATION
0.5
Humanities and the Social Sciences
16.0
EBGN201
PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS
3.0
Spring
lec
lab
sem.hrs
LAIS100
NATURE AND HUMAN VALUES
4.0
MATH112
CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS
4.0
LAIS200
HUMAN SYSTEMS
3.0
AND ENGINEERS II
Physical Education
EPIC151
DESIGN (EPICS) I*
3.0
PAGN101
PHYSICAL EDUCATION
0.5

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PAGN102
PHYSICAL EDUCATION
0.5
Freshman Orientation and Success
CSM101
FRESHMAN SUCCESS SEMINAR
0.5
*
Only one of MATH222 and MATH225 can be counted toward
graduation. Any student who completes MATH222 and then changes
majors out of Geology and Geological Engineering will be expected
to complete MATH225 to meet graduation requirements. (In this
case, MATH222 cannot be counted toward graduation in any manner
- even as a free elective.)
**
Completion of EPIC155 in lieu of EPIC151 is by permission only and
does not alter the total hours required for completion of the degree.
2) Humanities and Social Science
Requirement
See Liberal Arts and International Studies (http://lais.mines.edu/LAIS-
HSS-Requirements) section for the list of approved courses and the
associated descriptions.
3) Science Requirement
BIOL110
FUNDAMENTALS OF BIOLOGY I
4.0
CHGN122
PRINCIPLES OF CHEMISTRY II (SC1)
4.0
CSCI101
INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER SCIENCE
3.0
GEGN101
EARTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL SYSTEMS
4.0
PHGN200
PHYSICS II-ELECTROMAGNETISM AND
4.5
OPTICS
4) Engineering Requirement
CEEN241
STATICS
3.0
CBEN210
INTRO TO THERMODYNAMICS
3.0
CHGN209
INTRODUCTION TO CHEMICAL
3.0
THERMODYNAMICS
EENG281
INTRODUCTION TO ELECTRICAL CIRCUITS,
3.0
ELECTRONICS AND POWER
MEGN361
THERMODYNAMICS I
3.0
NOTE:
Beginning Fall 2011, EPIC2xx courses can be taken in lieu of
EPIC251, subject to approval by academic departments granting
ABET-accredited engineering degrees. These courses adhere to the
Design EPICS II learning objectives, which are described for each
course.

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General Information
GEOL
Geology
GOGN
Geo-Engineering (Mining)
2014-2015
GPGN
Geophysical Engineering
HNRS
Honors Program
Academic Calendar
LAIS
Liberal Arts & International Studies
The academic year is based on the early semester system. The first
LICM
Communication
semester begins in late August and closes in mid-December; the second
LIFL
Foreign Languages
semester begins in early January and closes in mid-May.
LIMU
Band; Choir
Classification of Students
MATH
Mathematics
MEGN
Mechanical Engineering
Degree seeking undergraduates are classified as follows according to
MNGN
Mining Engineering
semester credit hours earned:
MSGN
Military Science
Undergraduate Year
Semester Credit Hours Earned
MLGN
Materials Science
Freshman
0 to 29.9 semester credit hours
MTGN
Metallurgical & Materials Engineering
Sophomore
30 to 59.9 semester credit hours
NUGN
Nuclear Engineering
Junior
60 to 89.9 semester credit hours
PAGN
Physical Education & Athletics
Senior
90 or more semester credit hours
PEGN
Petroleum Engineering
PHGN
Physics
Course Numbering & Subject Codes
SYGN
Core Sequence in Systems
Numbering of Courses
The Sophomore Year
Course numbering is based on the content of material presented in
Requirements for the sophomore year are listed within each degree-
courses:
granting program. Continuing requirements for satisfying the core are
Material
Level
Division
met in the sophomore, junior, and senior years. It is advantageous that
students select one of the undergraduate degree programs early in the
100-199
Freshman Level
Lower Division
sophomore year.
200-299
Sophomore Level
Lower Division
300-399
Junior Level
Upper Division
Curriculum Changes
400-499
Senior Level
Upper Division
In accordance with the statement on Curriculum Changes, the Colorado
500-699
Graduate Level
School of Mines makes improvements in its curriculum from time to time.
Over 700
Graduate Research or
To confirm that they are progressing according to the requirements of the
Thesis Level
curriculum, students should consult their academic advisors on a regular
basis, reference the online degree evaluation, and carefully consult any
Subject Codes:
Bulletin Addenda that may be published.
Course Code
Course Title
Part-Time Degree Students
BIOL
Biology
CBEN
Chemical & Biological Engineering
A part-time degree student may enroll in any course for which he or she
CEEN
Civil & Environmental Engineering
has the prerequisites or the permission of the department. Part-time
degree students will be subject to all rules and regulations of Colorado
CHGC
Geochemistry
School of Mines, but they may not:
CHGN
Chemistry
CSCI
Computer Science
1. Live in student housing;
CSM
General Studies; Skills Courses
2. Receive financial help in the form of School-sponsored scholarships
DCGN
Core Science & Engineering Fundamentals
or grants;
EBGN
Economics & Business
3. Participate in any School-recognized activity unless fees are paid;
EENG
Electrical Engineering & Computer Sciences
4. Take advantage of activities provided by student fees unless such
fees are paid.
EGES
Engineering Systems (Engineering)
EGGN
Engineering - General
Course work completed by a part-time degree student who subsequently
ENGY
Energy
changes to full-time status will be accepted as meeting degree
EPIC
EPICs
requirements.
ESGN
Environmental Science & Engineering
Seniors in Graduate Courses
GEGN
Geological Engineering
GEGX
Geochemical Exploration (Geology)
With the consent of the student’s department/division and the Dean of
Graduate Studies, a qualified senior may enroll in 500-level courses
GEOC
Oceanography (Geology)
without being a registered graduate student. At least a 2.5 GPA is

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required. The necessary forms for attending these courses are available
Commencement. Summer Session II is a 6-week session which
in the Registrar’s Office (http://inside.mines.edu/500-Level-Course-
immediately follows Summer Session I.
Enrollment). Seniors may not enroll in 600-level courses. Credits in 500-
level courses earned by seniors may be applied toward an advanced
Dead Day
degree at CSM only if:
No required class meetings, examinations or activities may take place
1. The student gains admission to the Graduate School.
on the Friday immediately preceding final exams for the fall and spring
terms. At their own discretion, faculty members may hold additional office
2. The student’s graduate committee agrees that these credits are a
hours or give a review session on Dead Day provided these activities
reasonable part of his graduate program.
are strictly optional. This day has been created as a break from regularly
3. The student provides proof that the courses in question were not
scheduled and/or required academic activities to allow students to
counted toward those required for the Bachelor’s Degree.
prepare for their final examinations as they see fit.
4. Graduate courses applied to a graduate degree may not count toward
eligibility for undergraduate financial aid. This may only be done if a
Final Examinations Policy
student has been admitted to a Combined BS/MS degree program
and has received the appropriate prior approvals.
Final examinations are scheduled by the Registrar. With the exception of
courses requiring a common time, all finals will be scheduled on the basis
Undergraduate students enrolled in graduate-level courses (500-
of the day and the hour the course is offered.
level) are graded using the graduate grading system. See the CSM
Graduate Bulletin (bulletin.mines.edu/graduate/generalregulations/
In general, all final examinations will be given only during the stated
graduategradingsystem) for a description of the grading system used in
final examination period and are to appear on the Registrar’s schedule.
graduate-level courses.
Faculty policy adopted in January 1976 provides that no exams (final
or otherwise) may be scheduled during the week preceding final
Course Substitution
examinations week, with the possible exception of laboratory exams.
The scheduling by an individual faculty member of a final exam during
To substitute credit for one course in place of another course required as
the week preceding final examinations week is to be avoided because it
part of the approved curricula in the catalog, a student must receive the
tends to hinder the students’ timely completion of other course work and
approval of the Registrar, the heads of departments of the two courses,
interfere with the schedules of other instructors. Faculty members should
the head of the student’s option department. There will be a periodic
not override this policy, even if the students in the class vote to do so.
review by the Office of the Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs.
Forms for this purpose are available in the Registrar’s Office (http://
Academic activities that are explicitly disallowed by this policy include:
inside.mines.edu/Course-Substitutions).
• Scheduling an in-class examination (final or otherwise, with the possible
Change of Bulletin
exception of laboratory exams) for any course during the week preceding
final exams
It is assumed that each student will graduate under the requirements of
the bulletin in effect at the time of most recent admission. However, it is
• Scheduling an early make-up final examination - unless the student
possible to change to any subsequent bulletin in effect while the student
needs to miss the regularly scheduled final for school related business
is enrolled in a regular semester.
(athletics, school-related travel, etc…) and requested by the student and
approved by the instructor.
To change bulletins, a form obtained from the Registrar’s Office is
presented for approval to the head of the student’s option department.
• Assigning a take-home final examination for any course that is due
Upon receipt of approval, the form must be returned to the Registrar’s
during the week preceding final exams – unless the student needs to
Office (http://inside.mines.edu/Bulletin-Change).
miss the regularly scheduled final for school related business (athletics,
school-related travel, etc…) and requested by the student and approved
Students’ Use of English
by the instructor.
All Mines students are expected to show professional facility in the use of
Academic activities that are allowable during the week preceding final
the English language.
exams include:
English skills are emphasized, but not taught exclusively, in most of the
• The introduction of new materials
humanities and social sciences courses and EPICS as well as in option
• Laboratory finals
courses in junior and senior years. Students are required to write reports,
• Required homework
make oral presentations, and generally demonstrate their facility in the
• Required in-class assignments such as quizzes or worksheets (NO
English language while enrolled in their courses.
EXAMS)
The LAIS Writing Center (http://inside.mines.edu/LAIS-Writing-Center-) is
• Quizzes are shorter exercises which take place on a fairly regular
available to assist students with their writing. For additional information,
basis (e.g. 15-30 minutes in duration, 6-10 times a semester).
contact the LAIS Division, Stratton 301; 303-273-3750.
• Exams are major exercises which take place only a few times a
semester (e.g. 50-120 minutes in duration, 2-4 times a semester).
Summer Sessions
• Major course assignments such as Final Presentations or Term
The summer term is divided into two independent units. Summer
Projects provided the assignment was assigned at least 4
Session I is a 6-week period beginning on Monday following Spring
weeks in advance or was clearly indicated in the course syllabus
(Presentations must not be scheduled in conflict with regularly

34 General Information
scheduled courses in departments outside of the one scheduling the
presentation.)
• Take home finals (provided they are not due prior to finals week)
• Make-up exams for students who miss a scheduled exam in the
prior week due to emergency, illness, athletic event, or other CSM
sanctioned activity (provided this absence has been approved by the
Associate Dean of Students)
(Note: These policies apply only to undergraduate courses. Students
enrolled in graduate courses, are bound by policies outlined in the
Graduate Bulletin.)
Full-time Enrollment
Full-time enrollment for certification for Veterans Benefits, athletics,
loans, most financial aid, etc. is 12.0 credit hours per semester for the
fall and spring semesters. Full-time enrollment for Summer Session I and
Summer Session II combined is 12.0 credit hours.

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Good Standing, Honor Roll &
1. The student may not register for more than 15.0 credit hours;
2. The student may be required to withdraw from intercollegiate
Dean's List, Graduation Awards,
athletics;
Probation & Suspension
3. The student may not run for, or accept appointment to, any campus
office or committee chairmanship. A student who is placed on
Good Standing
probation while holding a position involving significant responsibility
and commitment may be required to resign after consultation with the
A student is in Good Standing at CSM when he or she is enrolled
Associate Dean of Students or the President of Associated Students.
in class(es) and is not on either academic or disciplinary probation,
A student will be removed from probation when the cumulative grade-
suspension, or dismissal.
point average is brought up to the minimum, as specified in the table
below.
Honor Roll & Dean's List
Suspension
To be placed on the academic honor roll, a student must complete at
least 14.0 semester hours with a 3.0-3.499 grade point for the semester,
A student on probation who fails to meet both the last semester grade
have no grade below C, and no incomplete grade. Those students
period requirements and the cumulative grade-point average given in
satisfying the above criteria with a semester grade-point average of 3.5 or
the table below will be placed on suspension. A student who meets the
above are placed on the Dean’s List.
last semester grade period requirement but fails to achieve the required
cumulative grade-point average will remain on probation.
Students are notified by the Dean of Students of the receipt of these
honors. The Dean’s List notation appears on the student’s transcript.
total Quality Hours
Required Cumulative Last Semester G.P.
G.P. Average
Average
Graduation Awards
0 - 18.5
1.7
--
19 - 36.5
1.8
2.0
Colorado School of Mines awards the designations of Cum Laude,
Magna Cum Laude, and Summa Cum Laude upon graduation. These
37 - 54.5
1.8
2.0
designations are based on the following overall grade-point averages:
55 - 72.5
1.9
2.1
73 - 90.5
1.9
2.1
Grade-point average
Designation
91 - 110.5
2.0
2.2
3.500 - 3.699
Cum Laude
111 - 130.5
2.0
2.2
3.700 - 3.899
Magna Cum Laude
131 - end of program
2.0
2.3
3.900 - 4.000
Summa Cum Laude
A freshman or transfer student who fails to make a grade-point average
Commencement ceremony awards are determined by the student's
of 1.5 during the first grade period will be placed on suspension.
cumulative academic record at the end of the preceding semester. For
example, the overall grade-point average earned at the end of the fall
Suspension becomes effective immediately when it is imposed.
term determines the honor listed in the May commencement program.
Readmission after suspension requires written approval from the
Readmissions Committee. While a one semester suspension period is
Final honors designations are determined once final grades have
normally the case, exceptions may be granted, particularly in the case of
been awarded for the term of graduation. The final honors designation
first-semester freshmen and new transfer students.
appears on the official transcript and is inscribed on the metal diploma.
Official transcripts are available approximately one to two weeks after
No student who is on suspension may enroll in any regular academic
the term grades have been finalized. Metal diplomas are sent to the
semester without the written approval of the Readmissions Committee.
student approximately two months after final grades are posted. Mailing
However, a student on suspension may enroll in a summer session (field
arrangements are made during Graduation Salute.
camp, academic session, or both) with the permission of the Associate
Dean of Students. Students on suspension who have been given
Undergraduate students are provided one metal diploma at no cost.
permission to enroll in a summer session by the Associate Dean may not
Additional metal diplomas and parchment diplomas can be ordered
enroll in any subsequent term at CSM without the written permission of
online at the Registrar's Office (http://inside.mines.edu/Diplomas)
the Readmissions Committee. Readmissions Committee meetings are
webpage for an additional charge. Graduating students should order
held prior to the beginning of each regular semester and at the end of the
these items before the end of the graduation term in order to ensure
spring term.
delivery approximately two months after final grades are awarded.
A student who intends to appear in person before the Readmissions
Academic Probation & Suspension
Committee must contact the Associate Dean of Students at least one
week prior to the desired appointment. Between regular meetings of the
Probation
Committee, in cases where extensive travel would be required to appear
A student whose cumulative grade-point average falls below the minimum
in person, a student may petition in writing to the Committee, through the
requirements specified (see table below) will be placed on probation for
Associate Dean of Students.
the following semester. A student on probation is subject to the following
Appearing before the Readmissions Committee by letter rather than in
restrictions:
person will be permitted only in cases of extreme hardship. Such cases

36 Good Standing, Honor Roll & Dean's List, Graduation Awards, Probation & Suspension
will include travel from a great distance, e.g. overseas, or travel from a
distance which requires leaving a permanent job.
The Readmissions Committee meets on six separate occasions
throughout the year. Students applying for readmission must appear
at those times except under conditions beyond the control of the
student. Such conditions include a committee appointment load, delay in
producing notice of suspension, or weather conditions closing highways
and airports.
All applications for readmission after a minimum period away from
school, and all appeals of suspension or dismissal, must include a written
statement of the case to be made for readmission.
A student who, after being suspended and readmitted twice, again
fails to meet the academic standards shall be automatically dismissed.
The Readmissions Committee will hear a single appeal of automatic
dismissal. The appeal will only be heard after demonstration of
substantial and significant changes. A period of time sufficient to
demonstrate such a change usually elapses prior to the student
attempting to schedule this hearing. The decision of the Committee on
that single appeal will be final and no further appeal will be permitted.
Readmission by the Committee does not guarantee that there is space
available to enroll. A student must process the necessary papers with the
Admissions Office prior to seeing the Committee.
Notification
Notice of probation, suspension, or dismissal will be mailed to each
student who fails to meet catalog requirements.
Repeated Failure
A student who twice fails a required course at Colorado School of Mines
and is not subject to academic suspension will automatically be placed
on "special hold" status with the Registrar, regardless of the student's
cumulative or semester GPA. The student must meet with the subject
advisor and receive written permission to remove the hold before being
allowed to register.
In the case of three or more Fs in the same course, the student must
meet with the faculty Readmissions Committee and receive permission to
remove the hold before being allowed to register.
Transfer credit from another school will not be accepted for a twice-failed
course.

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Grading System, Grade-Point
the event that an INC grade remains upon completion of degree, the INC
will be converted to an F and included in the final GPA.
Average (GPA), and Grade
NC Grade (Not for Credit or Audit)
Appeals
A student may, for special reasons and with the instructor's permission,
Undergraduate grading system
register in a course on the basis of NC (Not for Credit). To have the grade
NC appear on his/her transcript, the student must enroll at registration
time as a NC student in the course and comply with all conditions
Grades
stipulated by the course instructor, except that if a student registered
as NC fails to satisfy all conditions, no record of this registration in the
When a student registers in a course, one of the following grades will
course will be made. The Registration Action Form is used to request that
appear on his/her academic record. If a student registered as NC (audit)
a course be recorded as an audit. The form is available in the Registrar's
fails to satisfy all conditions, no record of his registration in the course will
Office (http://inside.mines.edu/Auditing-a-Course).
be made. The assignment of the grade symbol is based on the level of
performance, and represents the extent of the student's demonstrated
Transfer Credit
mastery of the material listed in the course outline and achievement of
the stated course objectives.
Transfer credit earned at another institution will have a T grade assigned
but no grade points will be recorded on the student's permanent record.
Symbol
Interpretation
Calculation of the grade-point average will be made only from the courses
A
Excellent
completed at Colorado School of Mines.
A-
GPA Hours and Quality Points
B+
B
Good
For graduation a student must successfully complete a certain number
of required semester hours and must maintain grades at a satisfactory
B-
level. The system for expressing the quality of a student's work is based
C+
on quality points and GPA hours. The numerical value associated with
C
Satisfactory
the specific grades are:
C-
Grade
Numerical Value
D+
A
4.000
D
A-
3.700
D-
Poor (lowest passing)
B+
3.300
F
Failed
B
3.000
S
Satisfactory, C or better, used at mid-term
B-
2.700
U
Unsatisfactory, below C, used at mid-term
C+
2.300
PRG
Satisfactory Progress
C
2.000
PRU
Unsatisfactory Progress
C-
1.700
In addition to these performance symbols, the following is a list of
D+
1.300
registration symbols that may appear on a CSM transcript:
D
1.000
Symbol
Interpretation
D-
0.700
WI
Involuntary Withdrawal
F
0.000
W
Withdrew, no penalty
The number of quality points earned in any course is the number of
T
Transfer Credit
semester hours assigned to that course multiplied by the numerical
INC
Incomplete
value of the grade received. To compute an overall or major grade-
NC
Not for Credit (Audit)
point average, the number of cumulative GPA hours is divided into the
cumulative quality points received. Grades of W, WI, INC, PRG, PRU, or
Z
Grade not yet submitted
NC are not counted in quality hours.
Incomplete Grade
Semester Hours
If a student, because of illness or other reasonable excuse, fails to
complete a course, a grade of INC (incomplete) is given. The grade INC
The number of times a class meets during a week (for lecture, recitation,
indicates deficiency in quantity of work and is temporary.
or laboratory) determines the number of semester hours assigned to
that course. Class sessions are normally 50 minutes long and represent
A GRADE OF INC MUST BE REMOVED NOT LATER THAN THE
one hour of credit for each hour meeting. A minimum of three hours of
END OF THE FOURTH WEEK OF THE FIRST MAJOR TERM OF
laboratory work per week are equivalent to 1-semester hour of credit.
ATTENDANCE FOLLOWING THAT IN WHICH IT WAS RECEIVED. A
For the average student, each hour of lecture and recitation requires at
grade of INC will be converted to an F grade by the Registrar in the fifth
least two hours of preparation. No full-time undergraduate student may
week if it has not been updated by the instructor prior to this date. This
enroll for more than 19 credit hours in one semester. Physical education,
conversion only occurs during the Spring and Fall terms (not summer). In
advanced ROTC and Honors Program in Public Affairs courses are

38 Grading System, Grade-Point Average (GPA), and Grade Appeals
excepted. However, upon written recommendation of the faculty advisor,
grades. It is the student’s responsibility to understand the grading criteria
the better students may be given permission by the Registrar on behalf of
and then maintain the standards of academic performance established
Academic Affairs to take additional hours.
for each course in which he or she is enrolled.
Grade-Point Averages
If a student believes he or she has been unfairly graded, the student
may appeal this decision first to the instructor of the course, and if the
Grade-Point Averages shall be specified, recorded, reported, and used to
appeal is denied, to the Faculty Affairs Committee of the Faculty Senate.
three figures following the decimal point for any and all purposes to which
The Faculty Affairs Committee is the faculty body authorized to review
said averages may apply.
and modify course grades, in appropriate circumstances. Any decision
made by the Faculty Affairs Committee is final. In evaluating a grade
Overall Grade-Point Average
appeal, the Faculty Affairs Committee will place the burden of proof on
Beginning Fall 2011, all attempts at every CSM course will count in the
the student. For a grade to be revised by the Faculty Affairs Committee,
overall grade point average. No repeat exclusions apply.
the student must demonstrate that the grading decision was unfair by
documenting that one or more of the following conditions applied:
The overall grade-point average includes all attempts at courses taken at
Colorado School of Mines with the exception of courses which fall under
1. The grading decision was based on something other than course
the repeat policy in effect from Fall 2007 through Summer 2011.
performance, unless the grade was a result of penalty for academic
dishonesty.
If a course completed during the Fall 2007 term through Summer 2011
2. The grading decision was based on standards that were
was a repeat of a course completed in any previous term and the course
unreasonably different from those applied to other students in the
was not repeatable for credit, the grade and credit hours earned for the
same section of that course.
most recent occurrence of the course will count toward the student's
3. The grading decision was based on standards that differed
grade-point average and the student's degree requirements. The most
substantially and unreasonably from those previously articulated by
recent course occurrence must be an exact match to the previous course
the instructor.
completed (subject and number). The most recent grade is applied to the
overall grade-point average even if the previous grade is higher.
To appeal a grade, the student should proceed as follows:
Courses from other institutions transferred to Colorado School of Mines
1. The student should prepare a written appeal of the grade received in
are not counted in any grade-point average, and cannot be used under
the course. This appeal must clearly define the basis for the appeal
this repeat policy. Only courses originally completed and subsequently
and must present all relevant evidence supporting the student’s case.
repeated at Colorado School of Mines during Fall 2007 through Summer
2. After preparing the written appeal, the student should deliver this
2011 with the same subject code and number apply to this repeat policy.
appeal to the course instructor and attempt to resolve the issue
directly with the instructor. Written grade appeals must be delivered
All occurrences of every course taken at Colorado School of Mines will
to the instructor no later than 10 business days after the start of the
appear on the official transcript along with the associated grade.
regular (fall or spring) semester immediately following the semester
Courses from other institutions transferred to Colorado School of Mines
in which the contested grade was received. In the event that the
are not counted in any grade-point average.
course instructor is unavailable because of leave, illness, sabbatical,
retirement, or resignation from the university, the course coordinator
Option (Major) Grade-Point Average
(first) or the Department Head/Division Director (second) shall
represent the instructor.
The grade-point average calculated for the option (major) is calculated in
the same manner as the overall grade-point average. Starting Fall 2011
3. If after discussion with the instructor, the student is still dissatisfied,
the repeat policy is no longer in effect and all attempts at major courses
he or she can proceed with the appeal by submitting three copies of
completed in the major department or division are included. However,
the written appeal plus three copies of a summary of the instructor/
the major grade point average includes only the most recent attempt of a
student meetings held in connection with the previous step to the
repeated course if the most recent attempt of that course occurs from Fall
President of the Faculty Senate. These must be submitted to the
2007 through Summer 2011.
President of the Faculty Senate no later than 25 business days after
the start of the semester immediately following the semester in which
The major grade point average includes every course completed in
the contested grade was received. The President of the Faculty
the major department or division at Colorado School of Mines. In some
Senate will forward the student’s appeal and supporting documents
cases, additional courses outside of the major department are also
to the Faculty Affairs Committee, and the course instructor’s
included in the major GPA calculation. The minimum major grade-point
Department Head/Division Director.
average required to earn a Mines undergraduate degree is a 2.000. For
4. The Faculty Affairs Committee will request a response to the appeal
specifics concerning your major GPA, reference your online degree audit
from the instructor. On the basis of its review of the student’s appeal,
(http://inside.mines.edu/Degree-Audit-Information) or contact your major
the instructor’s response, and any other information deemed pertinent
department.
to the grade appeal, the Faculty Affairs Committee will determine
whether the grade should be revised. The decision rendered will be
Grade Appeal Process
either:
a. the original grading decision is upheld, or
CSM faculty have the responsibility, and sole authority for, assigning
grades. As instructors, this responsibility includes clearly stating the
b. sufficient evidence exists to indicate a grade has been assigned
instructional objectives of a course, defining how grades will be assigned
unfairly.
in a way that is consistent with these objectives, and then assigning
In this latter case, the Faculty Affairs Committee will assign the
student a new grade for the course. The Committee’s decision is

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final. The Committee’s written decision and supporting documentation
will be delivered to the President of the Faculty Senate, the office
of the EVPAA, the student, the instructor, and the instructor’s
Department Head/Division Director no later than 15 business days
following the Senate’s receipt of the grade appeal.
The schedule, but not the process, outlined above may be modified upon
mutual agreement of the student, the course instructor, and the Faculty
Affairs Committee.
Class Rank
Colorado School of Mines does not calculate class rank. The Registrar's
Office will provide a letter stating this fact upon request if necessary for
the submission of scholarship applications.

40 Minor Programs / Areas of Special Interest (ASI)
Minor Programs / Areas of Special
or interdisciplinary sections of this bulletin so that courses may be
planned in advance in order for a student to receive a given minor/s.
Interest (ASI)
The objective of a minor is to provide a depth of understanding and
Established Minor Programs/Areas of Special Interest (ASI) are offered
expertise to an area outside of, or complementary to, a student's degree.
by undergraduate degree-granting departments and the Military
A minor is a thematically-related set of academic activities leading to a
Science Department. Additionally CSM offers interdisciplinary minors
transcript designation in addition to but separate from that granted by the
(bulletin.mines.edu/undergraduate/interdisciplinaryminors) and ASIs.
student's degree.
A Minor Program/Area of Special Interest declaration (which can be
Minors
found in the Registrar's Office (http://inside.mines.edu/Minor-or-ASI-
All minors are created and awarded based on the following
Declaration)) should be submitted for approval at the time of application
minimum requirements and limitations:
for graduation. If the minor or ASI is added after the application to
graduate, it must be submitted to the Registrar's Office by the first day of
MINIMUM CREDIT HOURS - 18.0
the term in which the student is graduating.
MINIMUM HOURS OUTSIDE OF DEGREE
Once the declaration form is submitted to the Registrar's Office, the
REQUIREMENTS - 9.0
student deciding not to complete the minor/ASI must officially drop the
minor/ASI by notifying the Registrar's Office in writing. Should minor/
At least 9.0 of the hours required for the minor must not be used for any
ASI requirements not be complete at the time of graduation, the minor/
part of the degree other than Free Electives.
ASI program will not be awarded. Minors/ASIs are not added after the
BS degree is posted. Completion of the minor/ASI will be recorded on
MINIMUM GPA - 2.0
the student's official transcript. Please see the Department for specific
A 2.0 grade point average, including all CSM graded courses used for
course requirements. For questions concerning changes in the sequence
the minor, must be met in order to receive the minor designation on the
of minor/ASI courses after the declaration form is submitted, contact the
transcript. Transfer credit hours do not factor into the minor grade point
Registrar's Office for assistance.
average.
No more than half of the hours used for the minor or ASI may be
LEVEL - At least 9.0 credits must be at the
transferred from other colleges or universities including AP, IB, or other
high school or non-Mines credit. Some minor/ASI programs, however,
300-level or above.
have been established in collaboration with other institutions through
CONTENT
formal articulation agreements and these may allow transfer credit
exceeding this limit. For additional information on program-specific
There must be sufficient distinction between a degree and a minor
transfer credit limits, refer to the programs section (bulletin.mines.edu/
obtained by the same student. In general, students may earn minors
undergraduate/programs) of this Bulletin.
offered by the same department as their degree program, but the minor
may not have the same name as the degree. For example, an Electrical
As a minimum, CSM requires that any course used to fulfill a minor/ASI
Engineering degree-seeking student may earn a minor in Computer
requirement be completed with a passing grade. Some programs offering
Science. However, degree granting programs, with recommendation by
minors/ASIs may, however, impose higher minimum grades for inclusion
Undergraduate Council and approval by Faculty Senate, may 1) specify
of the course in the minor/ASI. In these cases, the program specified
minors that are excluded for their students due to insufficient distinction,
minimum course grades take precedence. For additional information
and/or 2) add restrictions or additional requirements to the minimal
on program-specific minimum course grade requirements, refer to the
requirements for their students to obtain a specific minor. Any approved
programs section (bulletin.mines.edu/undergraduate/programs) of this
exclusions and/or additional restrictions will appear in this Bulletin under
Bulletin. As a minimum, to be awarded a minor/ASI, CSM requires
both the associated degree and minor sections.
students obtain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher in all minor/ASI
courses completed at CSM. All attempts at required minor/ASI courses
Areas of Special Interest (ASIs)
are used in computing this minor/ASI GPA. Some programs offering
minors/ASIs may, however, require a higher minimum cumulative GPA.
All ASIs are created and awarded based on the following minimum
In these cases, the program specified GPA takes precedence. For
requirements and limitations:
additional information on program specific GPA requirements, refer to the
programs section (bulletin.mines.edu/undergraduate/programs) of this
MINIMUM CREDIT HOURS - 12.0
Bulletin.
MINIMUM HOURS OUTSIDE OF DEGREE
Each department or minor-oversight authority (in the case of
REQUIREMENTS - 9.0
interdisciplinary minors) defines a list of requirements that constitute a
At least 9.0 of the hours required for the ASI must not be used for any
minor. The lists of requirements clearly delineate any specific courses
part of the degree other than Free Electives.
needed for the minor, may include a set of courses from which the
rest of the credits must be completed, and will clearly outline any other
MIMIMUM GPA - 2.0
specific restrictions and/or requirements for obtaining the minor. Once
recommended by Undergraduate Council and approved by Faculty
A 2.0 grade point average, including all CSM graded courses used for
Senate, the minor requirements will appear in the appropriate department
the ASI, must be met in order to receive the ASI designation on the
transcript. Transfer credit hours do not factor into the ASI grade point
average.

Colorado School of Mines 41
LEVEL - At least 9.0 credits must be at the
300-level or above.

42 Undergraduate Degree Requirements
Undergraduate Degree
1. A minimum cumulative grade-point average of 2.000 for all academic
work completed in residence.
Requirements
2. A minimum cumulative grade-point average of 2.000 for courses in
the candidate’s major.
2014-2015
3. A minimum of 30 hours credit in 300 and 400 series technical courses
in residence, at least 15 of which are to be taken in the senior year.
Bachelor of Science Degree
4. A minimum of 19 hours in humanities and social sciences courses.
Upon completion of the requirements and upon being recommended for
5. The recommendation of their degree-granting department/ division to
graduation by the faculty, and approved by the Board of Trustees, the
the faculty.
undergraduate receives one of the following degrees:
6. The certification by the Registrar that all required academic work is
satisfactorily completed.
• Bachelor of Science (Applied Mathematics and Statistics)
7. The recommendation of the faculty and approval of the Board of
• Bachelor of Science (Chemical Engineering)
Trustees.
• Bachelor of Science (Chemical & Biochemical Engineering)
• Bachelor of Science (Chemistry)
Seniors must submit an Application to Graduate (http://inside.mines.edu/
• Bachelor of Science (Civil Engineering)
Application-to-Graduate) upon completion of 90 hours (upon obtaining
Senior class standing). Applications are completed online through the
• Bachelor of Science (Computer Science)
student's Trailhead account.
• Bachelor of Science (Economics)
• Bachelor of Science (Electrical Engineering)
Completed Minor and ASI forms are normally due to the Registrar's
• Bachelor of Science (Engineering Physics)
Office at the same as the application to graduate. If the Minor or ASI is
added later, it is due no later than Census Day of the term in which the
• Bachelor of Science (Environmental Engineering)
students is graduating.
• Bachelor of Science (Geological Engineering)
• Bachelor of Science (Geophysical Engineering)
The Registrar’s Office provides the service of doing preliminary degree
• Bachelor of Science (Mechanical Engineering)
audits. Ultimately, however, it is the responsibility of students to monitor
the progress of their degrees. It is also the student’s responsibility to
• Bachelor of Science (Metallurgical & Materials Engineering)
contact the Registrar’s Office when there appears to be a discrepancy
• Bachelor of Science (Mining Engineering)
between the degree audit and the student’s records.
• Bachelor of Science (Petroleum Engineering)
All graduating students must officially check out of the School. Checkout
Degree Retirement Notification and
cards, available at Graduation Salute and in the Dean of Student’s Office,
Requirement Definiton
must be completed and returned one week prior to the expected date of
completion of degree requirements.
Admission into the following degree program is suspended after the Fall
2012 semester:
No students, graduate or undergraduate, will receive diplomas until they
have complied with all the rules and regulations of Colorado School of
• Bachelor of Science (Mathematical and Computer Sciences)
Mines and settled all accounts with the School. Transcript of grades and
Both continuing students and students admitted into this degree program
other records will not be provided for any student or graduate who has an
Fall, 2012 are encouraged to change programs to the newly approved
unsettled obligation of any kind to the School.
programs replacing this older program (either Applied Mathematics and
Statistics or Computer Science). Program requirements for students
Multiple Degrees
admitted Fall, 2012 wishing to remain in the older program are as defined
A student wishing to complete two Bachelor of Science degrees must
in the 2011-2012 Undergraduate Bulletin.
complete the first degree plus a minimum of thirty hours specific to
the second degree program. The thirty (or more) hours required for
Admission into the following degree program is suspended after the Fall
the second degree may not include free electives and may not be
2013 semester:
double counted with any credit used to complete the first degree. The
• Bachelor of Science (Engineering) with specialty/specialties
degree plan for the second degree must be approved by the advisor,
Both continuing students and students admitted into this degree program
the department head, and the Registrar’s Office representing Academic
Fall, 2013 are encouraged to change programs to the newly approved
Affairs.
programs replacing this older program (Civil Engineering, Electrical
When two degrees are completed concurrently, the first degree is the
Engineering, Environmental Engineering, or Mechanical Engineering).
one with fewer total hours required for graduation. In the case of a
Program requirements for students admitted Fall, 2013 wishing to remain
returning student, the first degree is the original completed degree. The
in the older program are as defined in the 2013-2014 Undergraduate
two degrees may be in different colleges. The degree plan may include
Bulletin.
courses from multiple departments. Different catalogs may be used, one
Graduation Requirements
for each degree program. The student receives two separate diplomas.
The transcript lists both degrees.
To qualify for a Bachelor of Science degree from Colorado School of
A student may not earn two degrees in the same content area because
Mines, all candidates must satisfy the following requirements:
the course requirements, content, and titles do not significantly differ.

Colorado School of Mines 43
The following combinations are not allowable:
For late requests that are approved, tickets to the commencement
ceremony for family and friends of the graduate are not guaranteed, as
BS in Engineering, Mechanical Specialty & BS in Mechanical Engineering
they may have already been distributed or assigned. Additionally, the
student’s name may not appear in the commencement program due to
BS in Engineering, Electrical Specialty & BS in Electrical Engineering
publishing deadlines.
BS in Engineering, Environmental Specialty & BS in Environmental
No undergraduate student will be added to a graduation or
Engineering
commencement when the request is made after November 10th for the
BS in Engineering, Civil Specialty & BS in Civil Engineering
fall commencement (which includes December graduation), or April 10th
for the spring and summer commencement ceremony (which includes
BS in Mathematics & Computer Science & BS in Applied Math and
May and August graduations).
Statistics
BS in Mathematics & Computer Science & BS in Computer Science
BS in Chemical Engineering & BS in Chemical and Biochemical
Engineering
Degree Posting and Grade Changes
Once the degree is posted, grade changes will be accepted for six weeks
only. After six weeks has passed, no grade changes will be allowed for
any courses on the official transcript.
Commencement Participation
To participate in May Commencement, no more than 6 semester credit
hours can remain outstanding after the spring term. The student must
show proof of summer registration for these 6 or fewer credits in order to
be placed on the list for August completion. To participate in December
convocation, the undergraduate student must be registered for all
courses that lead to completion of the degree at the end of the same fall
term.
Courses Older Than 10 Years
For returning students who wish to use courses completed more than 10
years prior, contact the Registrar’s Office. These courses will not apply
to current degrees without special approval from the degree-granting
department or division, and the department in which the course is taught.
Late Fee for Application to Graduate after
Stated Deadlines - $250 Beginning Fall
2014
Undergraduates:
The deadline to apply to graduate and participate in commencement is
the first day of class of the term in which the student intends to graduate/
participate.
Any request to be added to the graduation list and/or commencement
ceremony after the first day of class (and before November 10th for
fall or April 10th for spring and summer) may be made in writing and
will be considered by the Registrar’s Office. If the request is denied,
the student will be required to apply for the next available graduation/
ceremony. If the request is approved and all other conditions are met
(i.e. degree requirements can be met, required forms are turned in, and
outstanding hours limitations are not exceeded), a mandatory $250 fee
will be applied to the student’s account. This fee cannot be waived and
cannot be refunded if the student does not meet the graduation check-out
deadlines.

44 Applied Mathematics & Statistics
Applied Mathematics & Statistics
• Using appropriate technology as a tool to solve problems in
mathematics.
2014-2015
Students will demonstrate a breadth and depth of knowledge within
mathematics by:
Program Description
• Extending course material to solve original problems,
• Applying knowledge of mathematics to the solution of problems,
The Applied Mathematics and Statistics Department (AMS) offers an
undergraduate degree in which the student will be exposed to a breadth
• Identifying, formulating and solving mathematics problems, and
of coursework in computational mathematics, applied mathematics, and
• Analyzing and interpreting statistical data.
statistics. In the senior year, students may choose an area of emphasis
Students will demonstrate an understanding and appreciation for the
in either Computational and Applied Mathematics (CAM) or Statistics
relationship of mathematics to other fields by:
(STAT). Both of these options emphasize technical competence, problem
solving, teamwork, projects, relation to other disciplines, and verbal,
• Applying mathematics and statistics to solve problems in other fields,
written, and graphical skills.
• Working in cooperative multidisciplinary teams, and
The Department provides the teaching skills and technical expertise to
• Choosing appropriate technology to solve problems in other
develop capabilities in computational mathematics, applied mathematics,
disciplines.
and statistics for all Colorado School of Mines (CSM) students. In
addition, AMS programs support targeted undergraduate majors and
Students will demonstrate an ability to communicate mathematics
graduate degree programs relevant to mathematical and statistical
effectively by:
aspects of the CSM mission.
• Giving oral presentations,
In a broad sense, these programs stress the development of practical
• Completing written explanations,
applications and techniques to enhance the overall attractiveness of
• Interacting effectively in cooperative teams, and
applied mathematics and statistics majors to a wide range of employers
• Understanding and interpreting written material in mathematics.
in industry and government. More specifically, we utilize a summer field
session program to introduce concepts and techniques in advanced
Curriculum
mathematics and the senior capstone experiences in Computational and
Applied Mathematics, and Statistics to engage high-level undergraduate
The calculus sequence emphasizes mathematics applied to problems
students in problems of practical applicability for potential employers.
students are likely to see in other fields. This supports the curricula in
These courses are designed to simulate an industrial job or research
other programs where mathematics is important, and assists students
environment. The close collaboration with potential employers or
who are under prepared in mathematics. Priorities in the mathematics
professors improves communication between our students and the
curriculum include: applied problems in the mathematics courses and
private sector as well as with sponsors from other disciplines on campus.
ready utilization of mathematics in the science and engineering courses.
Applied Mathematics and Statistics majors can use their free electives
This emphasis on the utilization of mathematics continues through the
to take additional courses of special interest to them. This adds to the
upper division courses. Another aspect of the curriculum is the use of a
flexibility of the program and qualifies students for a wide variety of
spiraling mode of learning in which concepts are revisited to deepen the
careers.
students’ understanding.
The AMS Department also supports the legacy Bachelor of Mathematical
The applications, teamwork, assessment and communications emphasis
and Computer Sciences degree with options in Computational and
directly address ABET criteria and the CSM graduate profile. The
Applied Mathematics (CAM), Statistics (STAT), and Computer Science
curriculum offers the following two areas of emphases:
(CS). For more information about the Bachelor of Mathematical and
Computer Sciences degree please refer to previous years' bulletins.
Degree Requirements (Applied Mathematics
Program Educational Objectives
and Statistics)
Computational and Applied Mathematics (CAM)
(Bachelor of Science in Applied Mathematics
EMPHASIS
and Statistics)
Freshman
In addition to contributing toward achieving the educational objectives
Fall
lec
lab
sem.hrs
described in the CSM Graduate Profile and the Accreditation Board
MATH111
CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS
4.0
4.0
for Engineering and Technology's (ABET) accreditation criteria, the
AND ENGINEERS I
Applied Mathematics and Statistics Program at CSM has established the
CSCI101
INTRODUCTION TO
3.0
3.0
following program educational objectives:
COMPUTER SCIENCE
Students will demonstrate technical expertise within mathematics and
CHGN121
PRINCIPLES OF CHEMISTRY I
3.0
3.0
4.0
statistics by:
LAIS100
NATURE AND HUMAN
4.0
4.0
VALUES
• Designing and implementing solutions to practical problems in
PAGN101
PHYSICAL EDUCATION
0.5
0.5
science and engineering; and,

Colorado School of Mines 45
CSM101
FRESHMAN SUCCESS
0.5
0.5
MATH458
ABSTRACT ALGEBRA
3.0
3.0
SEMINAR
LAIS/EBGN
H&SS ELECTIVE II
3.0
3.0
16.0
FREE
FREE ELECTIVE
1.0
1.0
Spring
lec
lab
sem.hrs
16.0
MATH112
CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS
4.0
4.0
Senior
AND ENGINEERS II
Fall
lec
lab
sem.hrs
PHGN100
PHYSICS I - MECHANICS
3.0
3.0
4.5
MATH424
INTRODUCTION TO APPLIED
3.0
3.0
SCI
SCIENCE REQUIREMENT1
4.0
4.0
STATISTICS
EPIC151
DESIGN (EPICS) I
3.0
3.0
MATH440
PARALLEL SCIENTIFIC
3.0
3.0
PAGN102
PHYSICAL EDUCATION
0.5
0.5
COMPUTING (CAM required)
16.0
MATH455
PARTIAL DIFFERENTIAL
3.0
3.0
EQUATIONS
Sophomore
FREE
FREE ELECTIVE
3.0
3.0
Fall
lec
lab
sem.hrs
FREE
FREE ELECTIVE
3.0
3.0
MATH213
CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS
4.0
4.0
AND ENGINEERS III
15.0
MATH225
DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS
3.0
3.0
Spring
lec
lab
sem.hrs
CSCI261
PROGRAMMING CONCEPTS
3.0
3.0
MATH
MATHEMATICS-CAM
3.0
3.0
PHGN200
PHYSICS II-
3.0
3.0
4.5
ELECTIVE3
ELECTROMAGNETISM AND
MATH
MATHEMATICS-CAM
3.0
3.0
OPTICS
ELECTIVE3
PAGN2XX
PHYSICAL EDUCATION
0.5
0.5
MATH484
MATHEMATICAL AND
3.0
3.0
15.0
COMPUTATIONAL MODELING
Spring
lec
lab
sem.hrs
(CAPSTONE)
MATH323
PROBABILITY AND
3.0
3.0
LAIS/EBGN
H&SS ELECTIVE III
3.0
3.0
STATISTICS FOR ENGINEERS
FREE
FREE ELECTIVE
3.0
3.0
MATH332
LINEAR ALGEBRA or 342
3.0
3.0
15.0
CSCIxxx
COMPUTER ELECTIVE2
3.0
3.0
Total Hours: 130.5
EBGN201
PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS
3.0
3.0
1
Students may choose from the following courses to fulfill the Science
LAIS200
HUMAN SYSTEMS
3.0
3.0
Requirement: GEGN101, BIOL110, CHGN122.
PAGN2XX
PHYSICAL EDUCATION
0.5
0.5
2
May be satisfied by CSCI262 or any other approved computationally
15.5
intensive course.
Summer
lec
lab
sem.hrs
3
CAM area of emphasis electives include: Functional Analysis,
MATH300
FOUNDATIONS OF
4.0
4.0
Complex Analysis II, Numerical PDEs, Integral Equations, Modeling
ADVANCED MATHEMATICS
with Symbolic Software, and other appropriate courses with
4.0
departmental approval.
Junior
Statistics (STATS) EMPHASIS
Fall
lec
lab
sem.hrs
MATH301
INTRODUCTION TO
3.0
3.0
Freshman
ANALYSIS
Fall
lec
lab
sem.hrs
MATH331
MATHEMATICAL BIOLOGY
3.0
3.0
MATH111
CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS
4.0
4.0
MATH334
INTRODUCTION TO
3.0
3.0
AND ENGINEERS I
PROBABILITY
CSCI101
INTRODUCTION TO
3.0
3.0
MATH307
INTRODUCTION TO
3.0
3.0
COMPUTER SCIENCE
SCIENTIFIC COMPUTING
CHGN121
PRINCIPLES OF CHEMISTRY I
3.0
3.0
4.0
LAIS/EBGN
H&SS ELECTIVE I
3.0
3.0
LAIS100
NATURE AND HUMAN
4.0
4.0
FREE
FREE ELECTIVE
3.0
3.0
VALUES
18.0
PAGN101
PHYSICAL EDUCATION
0.5
0.5
Spring
lec
lab
sem.hrs
CSM101
FRESHMAN SUCCESS
0.5
0.5
SEMINAR
MATH335
INTRODUCTION TO
3.0
3.0
MATHEMATICAL STATISTICS
16.0
MATH408
COMPUTATIONAL METHODS
3.0
3.0
Spring
lec
lab
sem.hrs
FOR DIFFERENTIAL
MATH112
CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS
4.0
4.0
EQUATIONS
AND ENGINEERS II
MATH454
COMPLEX ANALYSIS
3.0
3.0
PHGN100
PHYSICS I - MECHANICS
3.0
3.0
4.5

46 Applied Mathematics & Statistics
EPIC151
DESIGN (EPICS) I
3.0
3.0
Senior
SCI
SCIENCE REQUIREMENT1
4.0
4.0
Fall
lec
lab
sem.hrs
PAGN102
PHYSICAL EDUCATION
0.5
0.5
MATH424
INTRODUCTION TO APPLIED
3.0
3.0
STATISTICS
16.0
MATH432
SPATIAL STATISTICS
3.0
3.0
Sophomore
MATH455
PARTIAL DIFFERENTIAL
3.0
3.0
Fall
lec
lab
sem.hrs
EQUATIONS
MATH213
CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS
4.0
4.0
FREE
FREE ELECTIVE
3.0
3.0
AND ENGINEERS III
LAIS/EBGN
H&SS FREE ELECTIVE III
3.0
3.0
MATH225
DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS
3.0
3.0
15.0
CSCI261
PROGRAMMING CONCEPTS
3.0
3.0
Spring
lec
lab
sem.hrs
PHGN200
PHYSICS II-
3.0
3.0
4.5
ELECTROMAGNETISM AND
MATH
STAT ELECTIVE3
3.0
3.0
OPTICS
MATH
STAT ELECTIVE3
3.0
3.0
PAGN2XX
PHYSICAL EDUCATION
0.5
0.5
MATH482
STATISTICS PRACTICUM
3.0
3.0
15.0
(CAPSTONE) (STAT Capstone)
Spring
lec
lab
sem.hrs
FREE
FREE ELECTIVE
3.0
3.0
MATH323
PROBABILITY AND
3.0
3.0
FREE
FREE ELECTIVE
3.0
3.0
STATISTICS FOR ENGINEERS
15.0
MATH332
LINEAR ALGEBRA or 342
3.0
3.0
Total Hours: 130.5
CSCIXXX
COMPUTER SCIENCE
3.0
3.0
ELECTIVE2
1
Students may choose from the following courses to fulfill the Science
LAIS200
HUMAN SYSTEMS
3.0
3.0
Requirement: GEGN101, BIOL110, CHGN122.
EBGN201
PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS
3.0
3.0
2
May be satisfied by CSCI262 or any other approved computationally
PAGN2XX
PHYSICAL EDUCATION
0.5
0.5
intensive course.
3
15.5
STAT area of emphasis electives include: Advanced Statistical
Modeling, Multivariate Analysis, Stochastic Modeling, Survival
Summer
lec
lab
sem.hrs
Analysis, and other appropriate courses with departmental approval.
MATH300
FOUNDATIONS OF
4.0
4.0
ADVANCED MATHEMATICS
General CSM Minor/ASI requirements can be found here (p. 40).
4.0
Minor/ASI Computational and Applied
Junior
Fall
lec
lab
sem.hrs
Mathematics (CAM)
MATH301
INTRODUCTION TO
3.0
3.0
For an Area of Special Interest (ASI) in Computational and
ANALYSIS
Applied Mathematics (CAM), the student should take the
MATH331
MATHEMATICAL BIOLOGY
3.0
3.0
following:
MATH334
INTRODUCTION TO
3.0
3.0
MATH225
DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS
3.0
PROBABILITY
or MATH235
DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS HONORS
MATH307
INTRODUCTION TO
3.0
3.0
MATH307
INTRODUCTION TO SCIENTIFIC COMPUTING
3.0
SCIENTIFIC COMPUTING
MATH332
LINEAR ALGEBRA
3.0
LAIS/EBGN
H&SS ELECTIVE I
3.0
3.0
or MATH342
HONORS LINEAR ALGEBRA
FREE
FREE ELECTIVE
3.0
3.0
18.0
3 credit hours of CAM courses (1 course) from the CAM Courses List
below.
Spring
lec
lab
sem.hrs
MATH335
INTRODUCTION TO
3.0
3.0
For a Minor in Computational and Applied Mathematics (CAM),
MATHEMATICAL STATISTICS
the student should take the following:
MATH408
COMPUTATIONAL METHODS
3.0
3.0
MATH225
DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS
3.0
FOR DIFFERENTIAL
or MATH235
DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS HONORS
EQUATIONS
MATH307
INTRODUCTION TO SCIENTIFIC COMPUTING
3.0
MATH454
COMPLEX ANALYSIS
3.0
3.0
MATH332
LINEAR ALGEBRA
3.0
MATH458
ABSTRACT ALGEBRA
3.0
3.0
or MATH342
HONORS LINEAR ALGEBRA
LAIS/EBGN
H&SS ELECTIVE II
3.0
3.0
FREE
FREE ELECTIVE
1.0
1.0
9 credit hours of CAM courses (3 courses) from the CAM Courses List
16.0
below.

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CAM Courses
For a Minor in Mathematical Sciences, the student should take
MATH301
INTRODUCTION TO ANALYSIS
3.0
the following:
MATH307
INTRODUCTION TO SCIENTIFIC COMPUTING
3.0
MATH225
DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS
3.0
MATH331
MATHEMATICAL BIOLOGY
3.0
or MATH235
DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS HONORS
MATH348
ADVANCED ENGINEERING MATHEMATICS
3.0
15 credit hours of Mathematics courses (5 courses) from either the CAM
MATH406
ALGORITHMS
3.0
or STATISTICS Courses listed above, including one course at the 400-
MATH408
COMPUTATIONAL METHODS FOR
3.0
level.
DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS
MATH440
PARALLEL SCIENTIFIC COMPUTING
3.0
Department Head
MATH441
COMPUTER GRAPHICS
3.0
Willy Hereman, Professor
MATH454
COMPLEX ANALYSIS
3.0
Professors
MATH455
PARTIAL DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS
3.0
MATH457
INTEGRAL EQUATIONS
3.0
Bernard Bialecki
MATH484
MATHEMATICAL AND COMPUTATIONAL
3.0
Mahadevan Ganesh
MODELING (CAPSTONE)
MATH498
SPECIAL TOPICS (in CAM)
3.0
Paul A. Martin
MATH5XX
GRADUATE CAM ELECTIVE
3.0
Barbara M. Moskal
Minor/ASI Statistics
William C. Navidi
For an Area of Special Interest (ASI) in Statistics, the student
Associate Professor
should take the following:
MATH323
PROBABILITY AND STATISTICS FOR
3.0
Luis Tenorio
ENGINEERS
Assistant Professors
MATH334
INTRODUCTION TO PROBABILITY
3.0
MATH335
INTRODUCTION TO MATHEMATICAL
3.0
Cory Ahrens
STATISTICS
Jon M. Collis
MATH424
INTRODUCTION TO APPLIED STATISTICS
3.0
Paul Constantine
For a Minor in Statistics, the student should take the following:
MATH323
PROBABILITY AND STATISTICS FOR
3.0
Cecilia Diniz Behn
ENGINEERS
Amanda Hering
MATH334
INTRODUCTION TO PROBABILITY
3.0
MATH335
INTRODUCTION TO MATHEMATICAL
3.0
Stephen Pankavich
STATISTICS
Aaron Porter
MATH424
INTRODUCTION TO APPLIED STATISTICS
3.0
Teaching Professors
6 credit hours of Statistics courses (2 courses) from the Statistics
Courses List below.
G. Gustave Greivel
MATH432
SPATIAL STATISTICS
3.0
Scott Strong
MATH436
ADVANCED STATISTICAL MODELING
3.0
Teaching Associate Professors
MATH438
STOCHASTIC MODELS
3.0
Terry Bridgman
MATH439
SURVIVAL ANALYSIS
3.0
MATH498
SPECIAL TOPICS (in STATISTICS)
3.0
Debra Carney
MATH5XX
GRADUATE STATISTICS ELECTIVE
3.0
Holly Eklund
Mathematical Sciences (could include a mixture of CAM and
Mike Nicholas
STATISTICS courses).
Jennifer Strong
For an Area of Special Interest (ASI) in Mathematical Sciences,
the student should take the following:
Rebecca Swanson
MATH225
DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS
3.0
or MATH235
DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS HONORS
Emeriti Professors
William R. Astle
9 credit hours of Mathematics courses (3 courses) from either the CAM or
STATISTICS Courses listed above, including one course at the 400-level.
Norman Bleistein

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Ardel J. Boes
MATH122. CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS AND ENGINEERS II
HONORS. 4.0 Hours.
Austin R. Brown
(I) Same topics as those covered in MATH112 but with additional material
and problems. Prerequisite: Consent of Department. 4 hours lecture; 4
John A. DeSanto
semester hours.
Graeme Fairweather
MATH199. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 1-6 Hour.
(I, II) Individual research or special problem projects supervised by a
Raymond R. Gutzman
faculty member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a subject
Frank G. Hagin
matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: ?Independent Study?
form must be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1
Donald C.B. Marsh
to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for credit.
MATH213. CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS AND ENGINEERS III. 4.0
Steven Pruess
Hours.
Robert E.D. Woolsey
(I, II, S) Multivariable calculus, including partial derivatives, multiple
integrals, and vector calculus. Prerequisites: Grade of C or better in
Emeriti Associate Professors
MATH112 or MATH122 or Concurrent Enrollment in MATH113. 4 hours
lecture; 4 semester hours. Approved for Colorado Guaranteed General
Barbara B. Bath
Education transfer. Equivalency for GT-MA1.
Ruth Maurer
MATH214. CALCULUS FOR SCIENTIST AND ENGINEERS III - SHORT
FORM. 1.0 Hour.
Robert G. Underwood
(I, II) This is a bridge course for entering freshmen and new transfer
Courses
students to CSM who have taken an appropriate Calculus III course
at another institution (determined by a departmental review of course
MATH100. INTRODUCTORY TOPICS FOR CALCULUS. 2.0 Hours.
materials). Vector Calculus including line and surface integrals with
(S) An introduction and/or review of topics which are essential to the
applications to work and flux, Green's Theorem, Stokes' Theorem and
background of an undergraduate student at CSM. This course serves as
the Divergence Theorem. Prerequisites: Consent of Department. 1 hour
a preparatory course for the Calculus curriculum and includes material
lecture; 1 semester hour.
from Algebra, Trigonometry, Mathematical Analysis, and Calculus. Topics
MATH222. INTRODUCTION TO DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS FOR
include basic algebra and equation solving, solutions of inequalities,
GEOLOGISTS & GEOLOGICAL ENGINEERS. 2.0 Hours.
trigonometric functions and identities, functions of a single variable,
(II) An introduction to differential equations with a special emphasis on
continuity, and limits of functions. Does not apply toward undergraduate
problems in the earth related fields. Topics include first and second order
degree or g.p.a. Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor. 2 hours lecture, 2
ordinary differential equations, Laplace Transforms, and applications
semester hours.
relevant to the earth related fields. Prerequisites: MATH112 or MATH122.
MATH111. CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS AND ENGINEERS I. 4.0
Student must also be a declared major in Geology and Geological
Hours.
Engineering. 2 hours lecture; 2 semester hours. **Note: Only one of
(I, II, S) First course in the calculus sequence, including elements of
MATH222 and MATH225 can be counted toward graduation in GE.
plane geometry. Functions, limits, continuity, derivatives and their
Any student who completes MATH222 and then changes majors out
application. Definite and indefinite integrals; Prerequisite: precalculus.
of Geology and Geological Engineering, will be expected to complete
4 hours lecture; 4 semester hours. Approved for Colorado Guaranteed
MATH225 to meet graduation requirements. (In this case, MATH222
General Education transfer. Equivalency for GT-MA1.
cannot be counted toward graduation in any manner ? even as a free
MATH112. CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS AND ENGINEERS II. 4.0
elective.
Hours.
MATH223. CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS AND ENGINEERS III
(I, II, S) Vectors, applications and techniques of integration, infinite
HONORS. 4.0 Hours.
series, and an introduction to multivariate functions and surfaces.
(II) Same topics as those covered in MATH213 but with additional
Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in MATH111. 4 hours lecture; 4
material and problems. Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in MATH122. 4
semester hours. Approved for Colorado Guaranteed General Education
hours lecture; 4 semester hours.
transfer. Equivalency for GT-MA1.
MATH224. CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS AND ENGINEERS III
MATH113. CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS AND ENGINEERS II -
HONORS. 4.0 Hours.
SHORT FORM. 1.0 Hour.
(I) Early introduction of vectors, linear algebra, multivariable calculus.
(I, II) This is a bridge course for entering freshmen and new transfer
Vector fields, line and surface integrals. Prerequisite: Consent of
students to CSM who have either a score of 5 on the BC AP Calculus
Department. 4 hours lecture; 4 semester hours.
exam or who have taken an appropriate Calculus II course at another
MATH225. DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS. 3.0 Hours.
institution (determined by a departmental review of course materials).
(I, II, S) Classical techniques for first and higher order equations and
Two, three and n-dimensional space, vectors, curves and surfaces
systems of equations. Laplace transforms. Phase-plane and stability
in 3-dimensional space, cylindrical and spherical coordinates, and
analysis of non-linear equations and systems. Applications from physics,
applications of these topics. Prerequisites: Consent of Department. 1
mechanics, electrical engineering, and environmental sciences. May not
hour lecture; 1 semester hour.
also receive credit for MATH222. Prerequisites: Grade of C or better in
MATH112 or MATH122 or Concurrent Enrollment in MATH113. 3 hours
lecture; 3 semester hours.

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MATH235. DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS HONORS. 3.0 Hours.
MATH334. INTRODUCTION TO PROBABILITY. 3.0 Hours.
(II) Same topics as those covered in MATH225 but with additional
(I) An introduction to the theory of probability essential for problems
material and problems. Prerequisite: Consent of Department. 3 hours
in science and engineering. Topics include axioms of probability,
lecture; 3 semester hours.
combinatorics, conditional probability and independence, discrete and
continuous probability density functions, expectation, jointly distributed
MATH298. SPECIAL TOPICS. 1-6 Hour.
random variables, Central Limit Theorem, laws of large numbers.
(I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special
Prerequisite: MATH213, MATH223 or MATH224. 3 hours lecture, 3
interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is offered only
semester hours.
once. Prerequisite: Instructor consent. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
Repeatable for credit under different titles.
MATH335. INTRODUCTION TO MATHEMATICAL STATISTICS. 3.0
Hours.
MATH300. FOUNDATIONS OF ADVANCED MATHEMATICS. 4.0
(II) An introduction to the theory of statistics essential for problems in
Hours.
science and engineering. Topics include sampling distributions, methods
(S) (WI) This course is an introduction to communication in mathematics
of point estimation, methods of interval estimation, significance testing for
as well computational tools for mathematics. This writing intensive
population means and variances and goodness of fit, linear regression,
course provides a transition from the Calculus sequence to the upper-
analysis of variance. Prerequisite: MATH334. 3 hours lecture, 3 semester
division mathematics curriculum at CSM. Topics include logic and
hours.
recursion, techniques of mathematical proofs, reading and writing proofs,
mathematics software. Prerequisites: MATH213, MATH223 or MATH224.
MATH340. COOPERATIVE EDUCATION. 3.0 Hours.
2 hours lecture, 1 hour seminar, 2 hours lab; 4 semester hours.
(I, II, S) (WI) Supervised, full-time engineering-related employment
for a continuous six-month period (or its equivalent) in which specific
MATH301. INTRODUCTION TO ANALYSIS. 3.0 Hours.
educational objectives are achieved. Prerequisite: Second semester
(I) This course is a first course in real analysis that lays out the context
sophomore status and a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.00.
and motivation of analysis in terms of the transition from power series
0 to 3 semester hours. Cooperative Education credit does not count
to those less predictable series. The course is taught from a historical
toward graduation except under special conditions. Repeatable.
perspective. It covers an introduction to the real numbers, sequences
and series and their convergence, real-valued functions and their
MATH342. HONORS LINEAR ALGEBRA. 3.0 Hours.
continuity and differentiability, sequences of functions and their pointwise
(II) Same topics as those covered in MATH332 but with additional
and uniform convergence, and Riemann-Stieltjes integration theory.
material and problems as well as a more rigorous presentation.
Prerequisite: MATH213, MATH223 or MATH224, and MATH332 or
Prerequisite: MATH213, MATH223 or MATH224. 3 hours lecture; 3
MATH342. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
semester hours.
MATH307. INTRODUCTION TO SCIENTIFIC COMPUTING. 3.0 Hours.
MATH348. ADVANCED ENGINEERING MATHEMATICS. 3.0 Hours.
(I, II) This course is designed to introduce scientific computing to
(I, II, S) Introduction to partial differential equations, with applications to
scientists and engineers. Students in this course will be taught various
physical phenomena. Fourier series. Linear algebra, with emphasis on
numerical methods and programming techniques to solve basic scientific
sets of simultaneous equations. This course cannot be used as a MATH
problems. Emphasis will be made on implementation of various numerical
elective by MCS or AMS majors. Prerequisite: MATH225 or MATH235
and approximation methods to efficiently simulate several applied
and MATH213 or MATH223 or MATH224. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester
mathematical models. Prerequisites: MATH213, MATH223, or MATH224
hours.
and MATH225 or MATH235. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
MATH358. DISCRETE MATHEMATICS. 3.0 Hours.
MATH323. PROBABILITY AND STATISTICS FOR ENGINEERS. 3.0
(I, II) This course is an introductory course in discrete mathematics and
Hours.
algebraic structures. Topics include: formal logic; proofs, recursion,
(I, II, S) Elementary probability, propagation of error, discrete and
analysis of algorithms; sets and combinatorics; relations, functions, and
continuous probability models, interval estimation, hypothesis testing,
matrices; Boolean algebra and computer logic; trees, graphs, finite-state
and linear regression with emphasis on applications to science and
machines and regular languages. Prerequisite: MATH213, MATH223 or
engineering. Pre -requisite: MATH213, MATH223 or MATH224. 3 hours
MATH224. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
lecture; 3 semester hours.
MATH398. SPECIAL TOPICS. 6.0 Hours.
MATH331. MATHEMATICAL BIOLOGY. 3.0 Hours.
(I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special
(I) This course will discuss methods for building and solving both
interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is offered only
continuous and discrete mathematical models. These methods will be
once. Prerequisite: Instructor consent. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
applied to population dynamics, epidemic spread, pharmacokinetics
Repeatable for credit under different titles.
and modeling of physiologic systems. Modern Control Theory will be
MATH399. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 1-6 Hour.
introduced and used to model living systems. Some concepts related to
(I, II) Individual research or special problem projects supervised by a
self-organizing systems will be introduced. Prerequisite: MATH225 or
faculty member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a subject
MATH235 and MATH213 or MATH223 or MATH224. 3 hours lecture, 3
matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: ?Independent Study?
semester hours.
form must be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1
MATH332. LINEAR ALGEBRA. 3.0 Hours.
to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for credit.
(I, II) Systems of linear equations, matrices, determinants and
eigenvalues. Linear operators. Abstract vector spaces. Applications
selected from linear programming, physics, graph theory, and other
fields. Prerequisite: MATH213, MATH223 or MATH224. 3 hours lecture; 3
semester hours.

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MATH406. ALGORITHMS. 3.0 Hours.
MATH440. PARALLEL SCIENTIFIC COMPUTING. 3.0 Hours.
(I, II) Divide-and-conquer: splitting problems into subproblems of a finite
(I) This course is designed to facilitate students' learning of parallel
number. Greedy: considering each problem piece one at a time for
programming techniques to efficiently simulate various complex
optimality. Dynamic programming: considering a sequence of decisions
processes modeled by mathematical equations using multiple and multi-
in problem solution. Searches and traversals: determination of the
core processors. Emphasis will be placed on implementation of various
vertex in the given data set that satisfies a given property. Techniques of
scientific computing algorithms in FORTRAN 90 and its variants using
backtracking, branch-andbound techniques, techniques in lower bound
MPI and OpenMP. Prerequisite: MATH307/CSCI407. 3 hours lecture; 3
theory. Prerequisite: CSCI262 and (MATH213, MATH223 or MATH224,
semester hours.
and MATH358/CSCI358). 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
MATH441. COMPUTER GRAPHICS. 3.0 Hours.
MATH408. COMPUTATIONAL METHODS FOR DIFFERENTIAL
(I) Data structures suitable for the representation of structures, maps,
EQUATIONS. 3.0 Hours.
three-dimensional plots. Algorithms required for windowing, color plots,
(II) This course is designed to introduce computational methods to
hidden surface and line, perspective drawings. Survey of graphics
scientists and engineers for developing differential equations based
software and hardware systems. Prerequisite: CSCI262. 3 hours lecture,
computer models. Students in this course will be taught various numerical
3 semester hours.
methods and programming techniques to simulate systems of nonlinear
MATH444. ADVANCED COMPUTER GRAPHICS. 3.0 Hours.
ordinary differential equations. Emphasis will be on implementation of
(I, II) This is an advanced computer graphics course, focusing on modern
various numerical and approximation methods to efficiently simulate
rendering and geometric modeling techniques. Students will learn a
several systems of nonlinear differential equations. Prerequisite:
variety of mathematical and algorithmic techiques that can be used to
MATH307. 3 hours lecture, 3 semester hours.
develop high-quality computer graphics software. In particular, the crouse
MATH424. INTRODUCTION TO APPLIED STATISTICS. 3.0 Hours.
will cover global illumination, GPU programming, geometry acquisition
(I) Linear regression, analysis of variance, and design of experiments,
and processing, point based graphics and non-photorealistic rendering.
focusing on the construction of models and evaluation of their fit.
Prerequistes: Basic understanding of computer graphics and prior
Techniques covered will include stepwise and best subsets regression,
exposure to graphics-related programming, for example, MATH441. 3
variable transformations, and residual analysis. Emphasis will be placed
lecture hours, 3 credit hours.
on the analysis of data with statistical software. Prerequisites: MATH323
MATH447. SCIENTIFIC VISUALIZATION. 3.0 Hours.
or MATH335. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
(I) Scientific visualization uses computer graphics to create visual
MATH432. SPATIAL STATISTICS. 3.0 Hours.
images which aid in understanding of complex, often massive numerical
(I) Modeling and analysis of data observed in a 2- or 3-dimensional
representation of scientific concepts or results. The main focus of this
region. Random fields, variograms, covariances, stationarity,
course is on modern visualization techniques applicable to spatial
nonstationarity, kriging, simulation, Bayesian hierarchical models, spatial
data such as scalar, vector and tensor fields. In particular, the course
regression, SAR, CAR, QAR, and MA models, Geary/Moran indices,
will cover volume rendering, texture based methods for vector and
point processes, K-function, complete spatial randomness, homogeneous
tensor field visualization, and scalar and vector field topology. Basic
and inhomogeneous processes, marked point processes. Prerequisite:
understanding of computer graphics and analysis of algorithms required.
MATH335. Corequisite: MATH424. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
Prerequisites: CSCI262 and MATH441. 3 lecture hours, 3 semester
hours.
MATH436. ADVANCED STATISTICAL MODELING. 3.0 Hours.
(II) Modern methods for constructing and evaluating statistical models.
MATH454. COMPLEX ANALYSIS. 3.0 Hours.
Topics include generalized linear models, generalized additive models,
(II) The complex plane. Analytic functions, harmonic functions. Mapping
hierarchical Bayes methods, and resampling methods. Prerequisites:
by elementary functions. Complex integration, power series, calculus of
MATH335 and MATH424. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
residues. Conformal mapping. Prerequisite: MATH225 or MATH235 and
MATH213 or MATH223 or MATH224. 3 hours lecture, 3 semester hours.
MATH437. MULTIVARIATE ANALYSIS. 3.0 Hours.
(II) Introduction to applied multivariate techniques for data analysis.
MATH455. PARTIAL DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS. 3.0 Hours.
Topics include principal components, cluster analysis, MANOVA
(I) Linear partial differential equations, with emphasis on the classical
and other methods based on the multivariate Gaussian distribution,
second-order equations: wave equation, heat equation, Laplace's
discriminant analysis, classification with nearest neighbors.Prerequisites:
equation. Separation of variables, Fourier methods, Sturm-Liouville
MATH335 or MATH323. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
problems. Prerequisite: MATH225 or MATH235 and MATH213 or
MATH223 or MATH224. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
MATH438. STOCHASTIC MODELS. 3.0 Hours.
(II) An introduction to stochastic models applicable to problems in
MATH457. INTEGRAL EQUATIONS. 3.0 Hours.
engineering, physical science, economics, and operations research.
(I) This is an introductory course on the theory and applications of integral
Markov chains in discrete and continuous time, Poisson processes, and
equations. Abel, Fredholm and Volterra equations. Fredholm theory:
topics in queuing, reliability, and renewal theory. Prerequisite: MATH334.
small kernels, separable kernels, iteration, connections with linear
3 hours lecture, 3 semester hours.
algebra and Sturm-Liouville problems. Applications to boundary-value
problems for Laplace's equation and other partial differential equations.
MATH439. SURVIVAL ANALYSIS. 3.0 Hours.
Prerequisites: MATH332 or MATH342, and MATH455. 3 hours lecture; 3
(I) Basic theory and practice of survival analysis. Topics include survival
semester hours.
and hazard functions, censoring and truncation, parametric and non-
parametric inference, hypothesis testing, the proportional hazards model,
model diagnostics. Prerequisite: MATH335 or permission of instructor. 3
hours lecture; 3 semester hours.

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MATH458. ABSTRACT ALGEBRA. 3.0 Hours.
(II) This course is an introduction to the concepts of contemporary
abstract algebra and applications of those concepts in areas such as
physics and chemistry. Topics include groups, subgroups, isomorphisms
and homomorphisms, rings, integral domains and fields. Prerequisites:
MATH213, MATH223 or MATH224, and MATH300 or consent of the
instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
MATH474. INTRODUCTION TO CRYPTOGRAPHY. 3.0 Hours.
(II) This course is primarily oriented towards the mathematical aspects of
cryptography, but is also closely related to practical and theoretical issues
of computer security. The course provides mathematical background
required for cryptography including relevant aspects of number theory
and mathematical statistics. The following aspects of cryptography
will be covered: symmetric and asymmetric encryption, computational
number theory, quantum encryption, RSA and discrete log systems,
SHA, steganography, chaotic and pseudo-random sequences, message
authentication, digital signatures, key distribution and key management,
and block ciphers. Many practical approaches and most commonly used
techniques will be considered and illustrated with real-life examples.
Prerequisites: CSCI262, MATH334/MATH335, MATH358. 3 credit hours.
MATH482. STATISTICS PRACTICUM (CAPSTONE). 3.0 Hours.
(II) This is the capstone course in the Statistics option. Students will apply
statistical principles to data analysis through advanced work, leading to
a written report and an oral presentation. Choice of project is arranged
between the student and the individual faculty member who will serve
as advisor. Prerequisites: MATH335 and MATH424. 3 hours lecture; 3
semester hours.
MATH484. MATHEMATICAL AND COMPUTATIONAL MODELING
(CAPSTONE). 3.0 Hours.
(II) This is the capstone course in the Computational and Applied
Mathematics option. Students will apply computational and applied
mathematics modeling techniques to solve complex problems in
biological, engineering and physical systems. Mathematical methods
and algorithms will be studied within both theoretical and computational
contexts. The emphasis is on how to formulate, analyze and use
nonlinear modeling to solve typical modern problems. Prerequisites:
MATH331, MATH307, and MATH455. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
MATH491. UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH. 1-3 Hour.
(I) (WI) Individual investigation under the direction of a department faculty
member. Written report required for credit. Prerequisite: Consent of
Department Head. Variable - 1 to 3 semester hours. Repeatable for credit
to a maximum of 12 hours.
MATH492. UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH. 1-3 Hour.
(II) (WI) Individual investigation under the direction of a department
faculty member. Written report required for credit. Prerequisite: Consent
of Department Head. Variable - 1 to 3 semester hours. Repeatable for
credit to a maximum of 12 hours.
MATH498. SPECIAL TOPICS. 1-6 Hour.
(I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special
interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is offered only
once. Prerequisite: Instructor consent. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
Repeatable for credit under different titles.
MATH499. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 1-6 Hour.
(I, II) Individual research or special problem projects supervised by a
faculty member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a subject
matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: ?Independent Study?
form must be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1
to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for credit.

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Civil and Environmental
Engineering Mechanics, Environmental & Water Resources Engineering,
and Structural Engineering. Civil students are also asked to choose three
Engineering
civil elective courses from a list that includes offerings from CEE and
other civil-oriented departments at CSM such as Geological Engineering
2014-2015
and Mining Engineering. These electives give students the opportunity for
further specialization in other areas of Civil Engineering.
Program Description
The Environmental Engineering degree introduces students to the
The Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering (CEE) offers
fundamentals of environmental engineering including the scientific and
design-oriented, interdisciplinary, non-traditional undergraduate programs
regulatory basis of public health and environmental protection. The
in Civil Engineering and Environmental Engineering. The degrees
degree is designed to prepare students to investigate and analyze
emphasize fundamental engineering principles and require in-depth
environmental systems and assess risks to public health and ecosystems
understanding of either Civil or Environmental Engineering. Graduates
as well as evaluate and design natural and engineered solutions to
are in a position to take advantage of a broad variety of professional
mitigate risks and enable beneficial outcomes. Programs of study are
opportunities, and are well- prepared for an engineering career in a
interdisciplinary in scope, and consequently the appropriate coursework
world of rapid technological change. This department also supports the
may be obtained from multiple departments at CSM. Topics covered
legacy Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering with specialties in Civil
include water reclamation and reuse, hazardous waste management,
Engineering or Environmental Engineering.
contaminated site remediation, environmental science, and regulatory
processes.
Curriculum
Students interested in a research experience in addition to their
During the first two years at CSM, students complete a set of core
undergraduate curriculum are encouraged to take on an Independent
courses that includes mathematics, basic sciences, and engineering
Study project with one of the Civil & Environmental Engineering faculty.
sciences. Course work in mathematics is an essential part of the
These projects can offer an applied experience that is relevant to future
curriculum which gives engineering students tools for modeling,
graduate studies and professional career.
analyzing, and predicting physical phenomena. The basic sciences are
represented by physics and chemistry which provide an appropriate
Bachelor of Science in
foundation in the physical sciences. Engineering sciences build upon the
basic sciences and are focused on applications.
Civil Engineering Degree
The first two years also include Engineering design course work within
Requirements:
the Engineering Practice Introductory Course Sequence (EPICS I and
II). This experience teaches design methodology and stresses the
Freshman
creative and synthesis aspects of the engineering profession. Finally,
Fall
lec
lab
sem.hrs
the first two years include systems-oriented courses with humanities and
PAGN101
PHYSICAL EDUCATION
0.5
social sciences content; these courses explore the linkages within the
environment, human society, and engineered systems.
LAIS100
NATURE AND HUMAN
4.0
VALUES
In the final two years, students complete an advanced core that includes
CHGN121
PRINCIPLES OF CHEMISTRY I
4.0
electric circuits, engineering mechanics, advanced mathematics,
CSM101
FRESHMAN SUCCESS
0.5
thermodynamics, economics (sophomore year for EV), engineering
SEMINAR
design, and additional studies in liberal arts topics. Students then also
GEGN101
EARTH AND
4.0
begin a set of unique upper-division course requirements. Free electives
ENVIRONMENTAL SYSTEMS
(9 to 12 credits), at the student's discretion, can be used to either satisfy
a student's personal interest in a topic or they can be used as coursework
MATH111
CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS
4.0
as part of an "area of special interest" of at least 12 semester hours or a
AND ENGINEERS I
minor of at least 18 semester hours in another department or division.
17.0
Spring
lec
lab
sem.hrs
All students must complete a capstone design course which is focused
PAGN102
PHYSICAL EDUCATION
0.5
on an in-depth multi-disciplinary engineering project. The projects are
generated by client needs, and include experiential verification to ensure
CHGN122
PRINCIPLES OF CHEMISTRY
4.0
a realistic applied design experience.
II (SC1)
PHGN100
PHYSICS I - MECHANICS
4.5
Prospective students should note that this is an integrated, broad-
MATH112
CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS
4.0
based and interdisciplinary engineering program. Engineering analysis
AND ENGINEERS II
and design is emphasized with interdisciplinary application for
EPIC151
DESIGN (EPICS) I
3.0
industrial projects, structures and processes. For example, our unique
Multidisciplinary Engineering Laboratory sequence promotes life-long
16.0
learning skills using state-of-the-art instrumentation funded through a
Sophomore
combination of grants from the U.S. Department of Education, private
Fall
lec
lab
sem.hrs
industry contributions, and investment by CSM.
EBGN201
PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS
3.0
The Civil Engineering degree builds on the multidisciplinary engineering
principles of the core curriculum to focus in Geotechnical Engineering,

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PHGN200
PHYSICS II-
4.5
EGGN350
MULTIDISCIPLINARY
1.5
ELECTROMAGNETISM AND
ENGINEERING LABORATORY
OPTICS
II
MATH213
CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS
4.0
MATH323
PROBABILITY AND
3.0
AND ENGINEERS III
STATISTICS FOR ENGINEERS
CEEN241
STATICS
3.0
MEGN315
DYNAMICS
3.0
CSCI260
FORTRAN PROGRAMMING,
2.0
EGGN491
SENIOR DESIGN I
3.0
261, or EGGN 205
16.5
PAGN2XX
PHYSICAL EDUCATION
0.5
Spring
lec
lab
sem.hrs
17.0
CE ELECT
Civil Engineering Elective*
3.0
Spring
lec
lab
sem.hrs
LAIS/EBGN
H&SS Restricted Elective III
3.0
LAIS200
HUMAN SYSTEMS
3.0
FREE
Free Elective
3.0
EGGN250
MULTIDISCIPLINARY
1.5
FREE
Free Elective
3.0
ENGINEERING LABORATORY
FREE
Free Elective
3.0
EENG281
INTRODUCTION TO
3.0
EGGN492
SENIOR DESIGN II
3.0
ELECTRICAL CIRCUITS,
ELECTRONICS AND POWER
18.0
MEGN351
FLUID MECHANICS
3.0
Total Hours: 138.5
CEEN311
MECHANICS OF MATERIALS
3.0
Required Civil Engineering Courses
EPIC251
DESIGN (EPICS) II
3.0
PAGN2XX
PHYSICAL EDUCATION
0.5
CEEN311
MECHANICS OF MATERIALS
3.0
17.0
CEEN312
SOIL MECHANICS
3.0
Summer
lec
lab
sem.hrs
CEEN312L
SOIL MECHANICS LABORATORY
1.0
CEEN331
ENGINEERING FIELD
3.0
CEEN314
STRUCTURAL THEORY
3.0
SESSION, CIVIL
CEEN331
ENGINEERING FIELD SESSION, CIVIL
3.0
3.0
CEEN415
FOUNDATIONS
3.0
Junior
Selected Electives - Civil Engineering students must take one of CEEN
Fall
lec
lab
sem.hrs
443 or 445 and one of CEEN 301 or 302. These courses may also count
LAIS/EBGN
H&SS Restricted Elective I
3.0
as List A Electives if not used as a required course.
CEEN312
SOIL MECHANICS
3.0
CEEN312L
SOIL MECHANICS
1.0
CEEN443
DESIGN OF STEEL STRUCTURES
3.0
LABORATORY
CEEN445
DESIGN OF REINFORCED CONCRETE
3.0
CEEN314
STRUCTURAL THEORY
3.0
STRUCTURES
MATH225
DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS
3.0
CEEN301
FUNDAMENTALS OF ENVIRONMENTAL
3.0
MEGN424
COMPUTER AIDED
3.0
SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING I
ENGINEERING
CEEN302
FUNDAMENTALS OF ENVIRONMENTAL
3.0
16.0
SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING II
Spring
lec
lab
sem.hrs
List A Electives - Civil Engineering students must take 3 electives, with
CE ELECT
Civil Engineering Elective*
3.0
two of these from List A.
FREE
Free Elective
3.0
CEEN303
ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING
3.0
CBEN210
INTRO TO
3.0
LABORATORY
THERMODYNAMICS or MEGN
CEEN405
NUMERICAL METHODS FOR ENGINEERS
3.0
361
CEEN406
FINITE ELEMENT METHODS FOR ENGINEERS 3.0
CEEN415
FOUNDATIONS
3.0
CEEN410
ADVANCED SOIL MECHANICS
3.0
CEEN443
DESIGN OF STEEL
3.0
STRUCTURES or 445
CEEN411
SOIL DYNAMICS
3.0
CEEN301
FUNDAMENTALS OF
3.0
CEEN423
SURVEYING II
3.0
ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE
CEEN430
ADVANCED STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS
3.0
AND ENGINEERING I or 302
CEEN440
TIMBER AND MASONRY DESIGN
3.0
18.0
CEEN441
INTRODUCTION TO THE SEISMIC DESIGN OF
3.0
Senior
STRUCTURES
Fall
lec
lab
sem.hrs
CEEN470
WATER AND WASTEWATER TREATMENT
3.0
CE ELECT
PROCESSES
Civil Engineering Elective*
3.0
CEEN471
WATER AND WASTEWATER TREATMENT
3.0
LAIS/EBGN
H&SS Restricted Elective II
3.0
SYSTEMS ANALYSIS AND DESIGN

54 Civil and Environmental Engineering
CEEN472
ONSITE WATER RECLAMATION AND REUSE
3.0
PAGN102
PHYSICAL EDUCATION
0.5
CEEN474
SOLID WASTE MINIMIZATION AND RECYCLING 3.0
16.0
CEEN475
SITE REMEDIATION ENGINEERING
3.0
Sophomore
CEEN477
SUSTAINABLE ENGINEERING DESIGN
3.0
Fall
lec
lab
sem.hrs
CEEN480
ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTION: SOURCES,
3.0
MATH213
CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS
4.0
CHARACTERISTICS, TRANSPORT AND FATE
AND ENGINEERS III
CEEN481
HYDROLOGIC AND WATER RESOURCES
3.0
LAIS200
HUMAN SYSTEMS
3.0
ENGINEERING
CHGN209
INTRODUCTION
3.0
CEEN482
HYDROLOGY AND WATER RESOURCES
3.0
TO CHEMICAL
LABORATORY
THERMODYNAMICS, CBEN
EENG307
INTRODUCTION TO FEEDBACK CONTROL
3.0
210, or MEGN 361
SYSTEMS
PHGN200
PHYSICS II-
4.5
MEGN416
ENGINEERING VIBRATION
3.0
ELECTROMAGNETISM AND
OPTICS
MEGN451
FLUID MECHANICS II
3.0
CEEN241
STATICS
3.0
MNGN321
INTRODUCTION TO ROCK MECHANICS
3.0
PAGN2XX
PHYSICAL EDUCATION
0.5
List B Electives
18.0
Spring
lec
lab
sem.hrs
CEEN476
POLLUTION PREVENTION: FUNDAMENTALS
3.0
AND PRACTICE
MATH225
DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS
3.0
CEEN477
SUSTAINABLE ENGINEERING DESIGN
3.0
EENG281
INTRODUCTION TO
3.0
ELECTRICAL CIRCUITS,
CEEN492
ENVIRONMENTAL LAW
3.0
ELECTRONICS AND POWER
GEGN466
GROUNDWATER ENGINEERING
3.0
CEEN311
MECHANICS OF MATERIALS
3.0
GEGN468
ENGINEERING GEOLOGY AND GEOTECHNICS 4.0
EGGN250
MULTIDISCIPLINARY
1.5
GEGN473
GEOLOGICAL ENGINEERING SITE
3.0
ENGINEERING LABORATORY
INVESTIGATION
EPIC251
DESIGN (EPICS) II
3.0
MNGN404
TUNNELING
3.0
EBGN201
PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS
3.0
MNGN405
ROCK MECHANICS IN MINING
3.0
PAGN2XX
PHYSICAL EDUCATION
0.5
MNGN406
DESIGN AND SUPPORT OF UNDERGROUND
3.0
17.0
EXCAVATIONS
Junior
Bachelor of Science in
Fall
lec
lab
sem.hrs
BIOSCI
Environmental Engineering
Bioscience Elective**
3.0
ELECT
Degree Requirements:
CEEN301
FUNDAMENTALS OF
3.0
ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE
Freshman
AND ENGINEERING I
Fall
lec
lab
sem.hrs
CSCI260
FORTRAN PROGRAMMING or
2.0
261
CHGN121
PRINCIPLES OF CHEMISTRY I
4.0
MEGN315
DYNAMICS
3.0
MATH111
CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS
4.0
AND ENGINEERS I
MEGN351
FLUID MECHANICS
3.0
GEGN101
EARTH AND
4.0
FREE
Free Elective
3.0
ENVIRONMENTAL SYSTEMS
17.0
LAIS100
NATURE AND HUMAN
4.0
Spring
lec
lab
sem.hrs
VALUES
CEEN302
FUNDAMENTALS OF
3.0
CSM101
FRESHMAN SUCCESS
0.5
ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE
SEMINAR
AND ENGINEERING II
PAGN101
PHYSICAL EDUCATION
0.5
CEEN303
ENVIRONMENTAL
3.0
17.0
ENGINEERING LABORATORY
or 482
Spring
lec
lab
sem.hrs
MATH323
PROBABILITY AND
3.0
CHGN122
PRINCIPLES OF CHEMISTRY
4.0
STATISTICS FOR ENGINEERS
II (SC1)
EGGN350
MULTIDISCIPLINARY
1.5
MATH112
CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS
4.0
ENGINEERING LABORATORY
AND ENGINEERS II
II
EPIC151
DESIGN (EPICS) I
3.0
PHGN100
PHYSICS I - MECHANICS
4.5

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EVE ELECT
Environmental Engineering
3.0
CEEN471
WATER AND WASTEWATER TREATMENT
3.0
Elective*
SYSTEMS ANALYSIS AND DESIGN
LAIS/EBGN
H&SS Restricted Elective I
3.0
CEEN472
ONSITE WATER RECLAMATION AND REUSE
3.0
16.5
CEEN474
SOLID WASTE MINIMIZATION AND RECYCLING 3.0
Summer
lec
lab
sem.hrs
CEEN475
SITE REMEDIATION ENGINEERING
3.0
CEEN330
ENGINEERING FIELD
3.0
CEEN476
POLLUTION PREVENTION: FUNDAMENTALS
3.0
SESSION, ENVIRONMENTAL
AND PRACTICE
3.0
CEEN477
SUSTAINABLE ENGINEERING DESIGN
3.0
Senior
CEEN480
ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTION: SOURCES,
3.0
CHARACTERISTICS, TRANSPORT AND FATE
Fall
lec
lab
sem.hrs
CEEN482
HYDROLOGY AND WATER RESOURCES
3.0
EGGN491
SENIOR DESIGN I
3.0
LABORATORY
CEEN481
HYDROLOGIC AND WATER
3.0
CHGN403
INTRODUCTION TO ENVIRONMENTAL
3.0
RESOURCES ENGINEERING
CHEMISTRY
FREE
Free Elective
3.0
GEGN466
GROUNDWATER ENGINEERING
3.0
EVE ELECT
Environmental Engineering
3.0
Elective*
**Bio-science Elective Courses - Environmental Engineering
EVE ELECT
Environmental Engineering
3.0
students are required to take one Bio-science elective course from
the following list.
Elective*
LAIS/EBGN
H&SS Restricted Elective II
3.0
BIOL110
FUNDAMENTALS OF BIOLOGY I
4.0
18.0
CEEN461
FUNDAMENTALS OF ECOLOGY
3.0
Spring
lec
lab
sem.hrs
CHGN462
MICROBIOLOGY
3.0
EGGN492
SENIOR DESIGN II
3.0
Please note - CEEN461 Fundamentals of Ecology cannot be used
CEEN492
ENVIRONMENTAL LAW
3.0
to meet both the Environmental Elective and the Biology Elective
EVE ELECT
Environmental Engineering
3.0
requirements.
Elective*
LAIS/EBGN
H&SS Restricted Elective III
3.0
Professor and Department Head
FREE
Free Elective
3.0
John E. McCray
15.0
Professor and James R. Paden Distinguished
Total Hours: 137.5
Chair
Required Environmental Engineering Courses
Marte Gutierrez
CEEN301
FUNDAMENTALS OF ENVIRONMENTAL
3.0
Professor and AMAX Distinguished Chair
SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING I
CEEN302
FUNDAMENTALS OF ENVIRONMENTAL
3.0
Tissa Illangasekare
SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING II
Professor and Grewcock Distinguished Chair
CEEN303
ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING
3.0
LABORATORY
Michael Mooney
or CEEN482
HYDROLOGY AND WATER RESOURCES
LABORATORY
University Emeritus Professor
CEEN330
ENGINEERING FIELD SESSION,
3.0
Robert L. Siegrist
ENVIRONMENTAL
CEEN481
HYDROLOGIC AND WATER RESOURCES
3.0
Professors
ENGINEERING
D.V. Griffiths
CEEN492
ENVIRONMENTAL LAW
3.0
Ning Lu
or LAIS430
CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
John R. Spear
*Elective Courses - Environmental Engineering students are
required to take four electives from the following list. Note - CEEN
Associate Professors
482 Hydro & Water Resources Lab cannot be used to meet the Env
Lab requirement and as an elective.
Tzahi Cath
CEEN461
FUNDAMENTALS OF ECOLOGY
3.0
Ronald Cohen
CEEN470
WATER AND WASTEWATER TREATMENT
3.0
Linda A. Figueroa
PROCESSES

56 Civil and Environmental Engineering
Christopher Higgins
CEEN299. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 1-6 Hour.
(I, II) Individual research or special problem projects supervised by a
Terri S. Hogue
faculty member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a subject
matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: ?Independent Study?
Panos Kiousis
form must be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1
Junko Munakata Marr
to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for credit.
CEEN301. FUNDAMENTALS OF ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE AND
Kamini Singha, (Joint appointment with Geology and Geological
ENGINEERING I. 3.0 Hours.
Engineering)
(I, II) Topics covered include history of water related environmental
Ray Zhang
law and regulation, major sources and concerns of water pollution,
water quality parameters and their measurement, material and energy
Assistant Professors
balances, water chemistry concepts, microbial concepts, aquatic
toxicology and risk assessment. Prerequisite: CHGN122, PHGN100 and
Shiling Pei
MATH213, or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
Jonathan O. Sharp
CEEN302. FUNDAMENTALS OF ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE AND
ENGINEERING II. 3.0 Hours.
Kathleen Smits
(I, II) Introductory level fundamentals in atmospheric systems, air pollution
control, solid waste management, hazardous waste management,
Judith Wang
waste minimization, pollution prevention, role and responsibilities
Teaching Professors
of public institutions and private organizations in environmental
management(relative to air, solid and hazardous waste). Prerequisite:
Joseph Crocker
CHGN122, PHGN100 and MATH213, or consent of instructor. 3 hours
lecture; 3 semester hours.
Candace Sulzbach
CEEN303. ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING LABORATORY. 3.0
Teaching Associate Professors
Hours.
(I) This course introduces the laboratory and experimental techniques
Andres Guerra
used for generating and interpreting data in environmental science
Susan Reynolds
and engineering related to water, land, and environmental health.
An emphasis is placed on quantitative chemical and microbiological
Alexandra Wayllace
analysis of water and soil samples relevant to water supply and
wastewater discharge. Topics include basic water quality measurements
Teaching Assistant Professor
(pH, conductivity, etc.) and quantitative analysis of chemicals by
chromatographic and mass spectrometric techniques. Advanced topics
Lauren Cooper
include quantitative and qualitative analysis of bioreactor performance,
Research Assistant Professors
bench testing for water treatment, and measurement and control of
disinfection by-products. Prerequisites: CEEN301 or CEEN302, or
Mengistu Geza
consent of instructor. 1 hour lecture, 6 hour lab. 3 semester hours.
Lee Landkamer
CEEN311. MECHANICS OF MATERIALS. 3.0 Hours.
(I, II, S) Fundamentals of stresses and strains, material properties
Dong Li
including axial, torsional, bending, and combined loadings. Stress at
a point; stress transformations and Mohr?s circle for stress; beam
Adjunct Faculty
deflections, thin-wall pressure vessels, columns and buckling, and
Sidney Innerebner
stress concentrations. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours. Prerequisite:
CEEN241 or MNGN317. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
Hongyan Liu
CEEN312. SOIL MECHANICS. 3.0 Hours.
Paul B. Queneau
(I, II) An introductory course covering the engineering properties of soil,
soil phase relationships and classification. Principle of effective stress.
Patrick Ryan
Seepage through soils and flow nets. Soil compressibility, consolidation
and settlement prediction. Shear strength of soils. Prerequisite:
Daniel T. Teitelbaum
CEEN311. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
Courses
CEEN312L. SOIL MECHANICS LABORATORY. 1.0 Hour.
(I, II) Intro duction to laboratory testing methods in soil mechanics.
CEEN241. STATICS. 3.0 Hours.
Classification, permeability, compressibility, shear strength. Prerequisite:
(I, II, S) Forces, moments, couples, equilibrium, centroids and second
CEEN312 or concurrent enrollment. 3 hours lab; 1 semester hour.
moments of areas, volumes and masses, hydrostatics, friction, virtual
CEEN314. STRUCTURAL THEORY. 3.0 Hours.
work. Applications of vector algebra to structures. Prerequisite: PHGN100
(I, II) Analysis of determinate and indeterminate structures for both
and credit or concurrent enrollment in MATH112. 3 hours lecture; 3
forces and deflections. Influence lines, work and energy methods,
semester hours.
moment distribution, matrix operations, computer methods. Prerequisite:
CEEN311. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.

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CEEN330. ENGINEERING FIELD SESSION, ENVIRONMENTAL. 3.0
CEEN406. FINITE ELEMENT METHODS FOR ENGINEERS. 3.0 Hours.
Hours.
(I, II) General theories of stress and strain; stress and strain
(S) The environmental module is intended to introduce students
transformations, principal stresses and strains, octahedral shear stresses,
to laboratory and field analytical skills used in the analysis of an
Hooke?s law for isotropic material, and failure criteria. Introduction to
environmental engineering problem. Students will receive instruction on
elasticity and to energy methods. Torsion of noncircular and thin-walled
the measurement of water quality parameters (chemical, physical, and
members. Unsymmetrical bending and shear-center, curved beams, and
biological) in the laboratory and field. The student will use these skills to
beams on elastic foundations. Introduction to plate theory. Thick-walled
collect field data and analyze a given environmental engineering problem.
cylinders and contact stresses. Prerequisite: CEEN311. 3 hours lecture; 3
Prerequisites: CEEN301, EPIC251, MATH323. Three weeks in summer
semester hours.
session; 3 semester hours.
CEEN410. ADVANCED SOIL MECHANICS. 3.0 Hours.
CEEN331. ENGINEERING FIELD SESSION, CIVIL. 3.0 Hours.
Advanced soil mechanics theories and concepts as applied to analysis
(S) The theory and practice of modern surveying. Lectures and hands-
and design in geotechnical engineering. Topics covered will include
on field work teaches horizontal, vertical, and angular measurements and
seepage, consolidation, shear strength and probabilistic methods.
computations using traditional and modern equipment. Subdivision of
The course will have an emphasis on numerical solution techniques
land and applications to civil engineering practice, GPS and astronomic
to geotechnical problems by finite elements and finite differences.
observations. Prerequisite: EPIC251. Three weeks (6 day weeks) in
Prerequisite: CEEN312. 3 hour lectures; 3 semester hours. Fall even
summer field session; 3 semester hours.
years.
CEEN340. COOPERATIVE EDUCATION. 3.0 Hours.
CEEN411. SOIL DYNAMICS. 3.0 Hours.
(I,II,S) Supervised, full-time engineering- related employment for a
(II) Soil Dynamics combines engineering vibrations with soil mechanics,
continuous six-month period in which specific educational objectives are
analysis, and design. Students will learn to apply basic principles of
achieved. Students must meet with the Engineering Division Faculty Co-
dynamics towards the analysis and design of civil infrastructure systems
op Advisor prior to enrolling to clarify the educational objectives for their
when specific issues as raised by the inclusion of soil materials must be
individual Co-op program. Prerequisite: Second semester sophomore
considered. Prerequisites: CEEN311, CEEN312, and MATH225. 3 hours
status and a cumulative grade-point average of at least 2.00. 3 semester
lecture; 3 semester hours.
hours credit will be granted once toward degree requirements. Credit
CEEN415. FOUNDATIONS. 3.0 Hours.
earned in EGGN340, Cooperative Education, may be used as free
(I, II) Techniques of subsoil investigation, types of foundations and
elective credit hours or a civil specialty elective if, in the judgment of
foundation problems, selection of basis for design of foundation types.
the Co-op Advisor, the required term paper adequately documents
Open-ended problem solving and decision making. Prerequisite:
the fact that the work experience entailed high-quality application
CEEN312. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
of engineering principles and practice. Applying the credits as free
electives or civil electives requires the student to submit a ?Declaration
CEEN421. HIGHWAY AND TRAFFIC ENGINEERING. 3.0 Hours.
of Intent to Request Approval to Apply Co-op Credit toward Graduation
The emphasis of this class is on the multi-disciplinary nature of highway
Requirements? form obtained from the Career Center to the Engineering
and traffic engineering and its application to the planning and design
Division Faculty Co-op Advisor.
of transportation facilities. In the course of the class the students will
examine design problems that will involve: geometric design, surveying,
CEEN398. SPECIAL TOPICS IN CIVIL AND ENVIRONMENTAL
traffic operations, hydrology, hydraulics, elements of bridge design,
ENGINEERING. 1-6 Hour.
statistics, highway safety, transportation planning, engineering ethics, soil
(I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special
mechanics, pavement design, economics, environmental science. 3 credit
interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is offered only
hours. Taught on demand.
once. Prerequisite: Instructor consent. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
Repeatable for credit under different titles.
CEEN423. SURVEYING II. 3.0 Hours.
(I) Engineering projects with local control using levels, theodolites and
CEEN399. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 1-6 Hour.
total stations, including surveying applications of civil engineering work in
(I, II) Individual research or special problem projects supervised by a
the "field". Also includes engineering astronomy and computer generated
faculty member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a subject
designs; basic road design including centerline staking, horizontal and
matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: ?Independent Study?
vertical curves, slope staking and earthwork volume calculations. Use
form must be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1
of commercial software for final plan/profile and earthwork involved for
to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for credit.
the road project data collected in the field. Conceptual and mathematical
CEEN405. NUMERICAL METHODS FOR ENGINEERS. 3.0 Hours.
knowledge of applying GPS data to engineering projects. Some
(S) Introduction to the use of numerical methods in the solution of
discussion of the principles and equations of projections (Mercator,
problems encountered in engineering analysis and design, e.g. linear
Lambert, UTM, State Plane, etc.) and their relationship to the databases
simultaneous equations (e.g. analysis of elastic materials, steady heat
of coordinates based on (North American Datum) NAD '27, NAD '83 and
flow); roots of nonlinear equations (e.g. vibration problems, open channel
(High Accuracy Reference Network) HARN. Prerequisite: CEEN331. 2
flow); eigen-value problems (e.g. natural frequencies, buckling and
hours lecture; 8-9 field work days; 3 semester hours.
elastic stability); curve fitting and differentiation (e.g. interpretation of
CEEN430. ADVANCED STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS. 3.0 Hours.
experimental data, estimation of gradients); integration (e.g. summation
(II) Introduction to advanced structural analysis concepts. Nonprismatic
of pressure distributions, finite element properties, local averaging );
structures. Arches, Suspension and cable-stayed bridges. Structural
ordinary differential equations (e.g. forced vibrations, beam bending).
optimization. Computer Methods. Structures with nonlinear materials.
All course participants will receive source code consisting of a suite
Internal force redistribution for statically indeterminate structures.
of numerical methods programs. Prerequisite: CSCI260 or CSCI261,
Graduate credit requires additional homework and projects. Prerequisite:
MATH225, CEEN311. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
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58 Civil and Environmental Engineering
CEEN440. TIMBER AND MASONRY DESIGN. 3.0 Hours.
CEEN471. WATER AND WASTEWATER TREATMENT SYSTEMS
(II) The course develops the theory and design methods required for the
ANALYSIS AND DESIGN. 3.0 Hours.
use of timber and masonry as structural materials. The design of walls,
(II) The goal of this course is to familiarize students with the design
beams, columns, beam-columns, shear walls, and structural systems are
of domestic and industrial water and wastewater treatment systems.
covered for each material. Gravity, wind, snow, and seismic loads are
This course will focus on the combination of physical, chemical, and
calculated and utilized for design. Prerequisite: CEEN311 or equivalent. 3
biological processes and technologies to form a water or wastewater
hours lecture: 3 semester hours. Spring odd years.
treatment system. Source water quality, treatment objectives, water
reuse, multi-barrier approaches, and water and energy efficiency are
CEEN441. INTRODUCTION TO THE SEISMIC DESIGN OF
considered in detail. Prerequisites: CEEN470, or CEEN570, or other
STRUCTURES. 3.0 Hours.
water or wastewater treatment design courses (for graduate students
(I) This course provides students with an introduction to seismic design
enrolled in this course) following consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3
as it relates to structures. Students will become familiar with the sources
semester hours.
of seismic disturbances, the physics of seismic energy transmission, and
the relationship between ground disturbance and the resulting forces
CEEN472. ONSITE WATER RECLAMATION AND REUSE. 3.0 Hours.
experienced by structures. The theory and basis for existing building
(II). Appropriate solutions to water and sanitation in the U.S. and globally
code provisions relating to seismic design of structures will be introduced.
need to be effective in protecting public health and preserving water
Building code requirements and design methodologies will be examined
quality while also being acceptable, affordable and sustainable. Onsite
and applied. Prerequisites: CEEN443, or CEEN445, or CEEN440. 3
and decentralized systems have the potential to achieve these goals
hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
in rural areas, peri-urban developments, and urban centers in small
and large cities. Moreover they can improve water use efficiency,
CEEN443. DESIGN OF STEEL STRUCTURES. 3.0 Hours.
conserve energy and enable distributed energy generation, promote
(I, II) To learn application and use the American Institute of Steel
green spaces, restore surface waters and aquifers, and stimulate new
Construction (AISC) Steel Construction Manual. Course develops an
green companies and jobs. A growing array of approaches, devices and
understanding of the underlying theory for the design specifications.
technologies have evolved that include point-of-use water purification,
Students learn basic steel structural member design principles to select
waste source separation, conventional and advanced treatment units,
the shape and size of a structural member. The design and analysis
localized natural treatment systems, and varied resource recovery and
of tension members, compression members, flexural members, and
recycling options. This course will focus on the engineering selection,
members under combined loading is included, in addition to basic bolted
design, and implementation of onsite and decentralized systems for
and welded connection design. Prerequisite: CEEN314. 3 hours lecture;
water reclamation and reuse. Topics to be covered include process
3 semester hours.
analysis and system planning, water and waste stream attributes, water
CEEN445. DESIGN OF REINFORCED CONCRETE STRUCTURES. 3.0
and resource conservation, confined unit and natural system treatment
Hours.
technologies, effluent collection and clustering, recycling and reuse
(I, II) This course provides an introduction to the materials and principles
options, and system management. Prerequisite: CEEN301 or consent of
involved in the design of reinforced concrete. It will allow students to
instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
develop an understanding of the fundamental behavior of reinforced
CEEN473. HYDRAULIC PROBLEMS. 3.0 Hours.
concrete under compressive, tensile, bending, and shear loadings, and
(I) Review of fundamentals, forces on submerged surfaces, buoyancy
gain a working knowledge of strength design theory and its application to
and flotation, gravity dams, weirs, steady flow in open channels,
the design of reinforced concrete beams, columns, slabs, and footings.
backwater curves, hydraulic machinery, elementary hydrodynamics,
Prerequisite: CEEN314. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
hydraulic structures. Prerequisite: MEGN351. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester
CEEN461. FUNDAMENTALS OF ECOLOGY. 3.0 Hours.
hours.
(II). Biological and ecological principles discussed and industrial
CEEN474. SOLID WASTE MINIMIZATION AND RECYCLING. 3.0
examples of their use given. Analysis of ecosystem processes, such
Hours.
as erosion, succession, and how these processes relate to engineering
(I) The course objective is to put the student into the shoes of a plant
activities, including engineering design and plant operation. Criteria and
manager having process responsibility for waste minimization, focusing
performance standards analyzed for facility siting, pollution control, and
on recycling. Emphasis is on proven and emerging solutions, especially
mitigation of impacts. North American ecosystems analyzed. Concepts
those associated with heavy metals. Waste minimization generally
of forestry, range, and wildlife management integrated as they apply to
requires a solid understanding of alternative raw materials and process
all of the above. Three to four weekend trips will be arranged during the
technologies, in combination with creativity and sensitivity to economics.
semester. 3 lecture hours, 3 semester hours.
Prerequisites: Senior standing, or consent of instructor 3 hours lecture; 3
CEEN470. WATER AND WASTEWATER TREATMENT PROCESSES.
semester hours.
3.0 Hours.
CEEN475. SITE REMEDIATION ENGINEERING. 3.0 Hours.
(I) The goal of this course is to familiarize students with the unit
(II) This course describes the engineering principles and practices
operations and processes involved in water and wastewater treatment.
associated with the characterization and remediation of contaminated
This course will focus on the physical, chemical, and biological processes
sites. Methods for site characterization and risk assessment will be
for water and wastewater treatment and reclamation. Treatment
highlighted while the emphasis will be on remedial action screening
objectives, process theory, and practice are considered in detail.
processes and technology principles and conceptual design. Common
Prerequisite: CEEN301 or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3
isolation and containment and in-situ and ex-situ treatment technology
semester hours.
will be covered. Computerized decision-support tools will be used and
case studies will be presented. Prerequisites: CEEN302 or consent of
instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.

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CEEN476. POLLUTION PREVENTION: FUNDAMENTALS AND
CEEN482. HYDROLOGY AND WATER RESOURCES LABORATORY.
PRACTICE. 3.0 Hours.
3.0 Hours.
(II) The objective of this course is to introduce the principles of pollution
(I) This course introduces students to the collection, compilation,
prevention, environmentally benign products and processes, and
synthesis and interpretation of data for quantification of the components
manufacturing systems. The course provides a thorough foundation in
of the hydrologic cycle, including precipitation, evaporation, infiltration,
pollution prevention concepts and methods. Engineers and scientists are
and runoff. Students will use hydrologic variables and parameters to
given the tools to incorporate environmental consequences into decision-
evaluate watershed processes and behavior. Students will also survey
making. Sources of pollution and its consequences are detailed. Focus
and apply measurement techniques necessary for watershed studies.
includes sources and minimization of industrial pollution; methodology for
Advanced topics include development, construction, and application
life-cycle assessments and developing successful pollution prevention
of analytical models for selected problems in hydrology and water
plans; technological means for minimizing the use of water, energy, and
resources. Prerequisites: CEEN481 or consent of instructor. 2 hour
reagents in manufacturing; and tools for achieving a sustainable society.
lecture; 3 hour lab; 3 semester hours.
Materials selection, process and product design, and packaging are also
CEEN492. ENVIRONMENTAL LAW. 3.0 Hours.
addressed. Prerequisite: CEEN301 or CEEN302 or consent of instructor.
(I) Specially designed for the needs of the environmental quality
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
engineer, scientist, planner, manager, government regulator,
CEEN477. SUSTAINABLE ENGINEERING DESIGN. 3.0 Hours.
consultant, or advocate. Highlights include how our legal system works,
(I) This course is a comprehensive introduction into concept of
environmental law fundamentals, all major US EPA/state enforcement
sustainability and sustainable development from an engineering point
programs, the National Environmental Policy Act, air and water pollutant
of view. It involves the integration of engineering and statistical analysis
laws, risk assessment and management, and toxic and hazardous
through a Life Cycle Assessment tool, allowing a quantitative, broad-
substance laws (RCRA, CERCLA, TSCA, LUST, etc). Prerequisites:
based consideration any process or product design and their respective
CEEN301 or CEEN302, or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3
impacts on environment, human health and the resource base. The
semester hours.
requirements for considering social implications are also discussed.
CEEN497. SPECIAL SUMMER COURSE. 15.0 Hours.
Prerequisites: Senior or graduate standing, or consent of instructor.; 3
hours lecture, 3 semester hours.
CEEN498. SPECIAL TOPICS IN CIVIL AND ENVIRONMENTAL
ENGINEERING. 1-6 Hour.
CEEN480. ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTION: SOURCES,
(I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special
CHARACTERISTICS, TRANSPORT AND FATE. 3.0 Hours.
interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is offered only
(I) This course describes the environmental behavior of inorganic and
once. Prerequisite: Instructor consent. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
organic chemicals in multimedia environments, including water, air,
Repeatable for credit under different titles.
sediment and biota. Sources and characteristics of contaminants in
the environment are discussed as broad categories, with some specific
CEEN499. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 1-6 Hour.
examples from various industries. Attention is focused on the persistence,
(I, II) Individual research or special problem projects supervised by a
reactivity, and partitioning behavior of contaminants in environmental
faculty member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a subject
media. Both steady and unsteady state multimedia environmental models
matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: ?Independent Study?
are developed and applied to contaminated sites. The principles of
form must be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1
contaminant transport in surface water, groundwater and air are also
to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for credit.
introduced. The course provides students with the conceptual basis and
mathematical tools for predicting the behavior of contaminants in the
environment. Prerequisite: CEEN301 or consent of instructor. 3 hours
lecture; 3 semester hours.
CEEN481. HYDROLOGIC AND WATER RESOURCES ENGINEERING.
3.0 Hours.
(II) This course introduces the principles of physical hydrology in the
framework of hydrologic and water resources engineering. Topics include
groundwater, surface water, infiltration, evapotranspiration, sediment
transport, flood and drought analysis, lake and reservoir analysis,
water-resources planning, water quality engineering, and storm-sewer
hydraulics, water-wastewater distribution /collection, engineering design
problems. Prerequisites: CEEN301 or consent of instructor. 3 hour
lecture; 3 semester hours.

60 Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Electrical Engineering and
Students will demonstrate technical expertise within computer science by:
Computer Science
• Designing and implementing solutions to practical problems in
science and engineering,
2014-2015
• Using appropriate technology as a tool to solve problems in computer
sicence, and
Program Description
• Creating efficient algorithms and well-structured computer programs.
The Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Students will demonstrate a breadth and depth of knowledge within
develops graduates that enable the management of tremendous
computer science by:
amounts of data and energy around the world. The department offers
two undergraduate degrees: Bachelor of Science in Computer Science
• Extending course material to solve original problems,
and Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering. Graduates of both
• Applying knowledge of computer science to the solution of problems,
programs are in a position to take advantage of a broad variety of
and
professional opportunities, and are well-prepared for a career in a world
• Identifying, formulating and solving computer science problems.
of rapid technological change.
Students will demonstrate an understanding and appreciation for the
BS in Computer Science
relationship of computer science to other fields by:
Computing has become ubiquitous, impacting almost every aspect
• Applying computer science to solve problems in other fields,
of modern life and playing an important role in many technological
• Working in cooperative multi-discplinary teams, and
advances. Computing jobs are among the highest paid, and computing
professionals generally report high job satisfaction. Graduates from our
• Choosing appropriate technology to solve problems in other
program have found employment with many different types of companies
disciplines.
including technology, engineering, and financial companies.
Students will demonstrate an ability to communicate computer science
The CS degree at CSM is designed to be accessible to students with
effectively by:
or without prior programming experience. The Introduction to Computer
• Giving oral presentations,
Science course introduces students to the building blocks of CS and
• Completing written explanations,
provides a brief introduction to procedural programming in Python.
The second computing course, Programming Concepts, emphasizes
• Interacting effectively in cooperative teams,
development of programming skills in an object-oriented language. The
• Creating well-documented programs, and
third introductory course, Data Structures, provides an understanding
• Understanding and interpreting written material in computer science.
of the classic data representation schemes, algorithms, and algorithm
analysis that form the foundation for all advanced work in computing.
BS in Electrical Engineering
Required CS courses provide the fundamental skills and knowledge that
A distinguishing feature of the EE program at CSM is a focus in three
are critical to success in computing. These courses reflect a mixture of
specific areas: energy and power systems; antennas and wireless
theory and practice, including discrete structures, design and analysis of
communications; and information and systems sciences, which
algorithms, principles of programming languages, computer architecture,
includes embedded processors, signal processing and control systems.
operating systems, and software engineering. In the required Elements
Graduates from our program find employment in the power industry,
of Computing Systems course, students consolidate their understanding
engineering consulting firms, renewable energy companies, aerospace
of CS by constructing a simulator for an entire modern computer from
and communications firms, as well as a wide variety of companies that
the ground up. The capstone field session course provides students an
rely on embedded intelligence to manage data and systems. Another
opportunity to work in teams to create software products for real clients.
popular choice of our students after graduation is graduate school,
where an advanced degree will open up opportunities in corporate and
Elective courses in CS allow students to explore a variety of important
government research labs or academia, and the opportunity to be come
computing topics, such as graphics and visualization, human computer
technological leaders.
interaction, artificial intelligence, database management, and web
programming. Elective courses often relate to recent trends in computing,
Students in the Electrical Engineering program complete a set of core
covering topics such as security, high performance computing, wireless
courses that include mathematics, basic sciences, and engineering
sensor networks, and mobile applications.
sciences during their first two years. Course work in mathematics is
an essential part of the curriculum, which gives engineering students
Computing is a broad field with applicability to most science and
essential tools for modeling, analyzing, and predicting physical
engineering domains. The CS minor is designed for students in other
phenomena. The basic sciences are represented by physics and
disciplines to receive a solid grounding in the basics, which should enable
chemistry, which provide an appropriate foundation in the physical
them to apply their computing skills to solve problems in other domains.
sciences. Engineering sciences build upon the basic sciences and are
focused on applications.
Program Educational Objectives (Bachelor of
Science in Computer Science)
Students get early-hands-on-design experience in the first year through
the Engineering Practice Introductory Course (EPIC I). This experience
In addition to contributing toward achieving the educational objectives
teaches design methodology and stresses the creative and synthesis
described in the CSM Graduate Profile, the Computer Science Program
aspects of the engineering profession. Finally, the first two years includes
at CSM has established the following program educational objectives:
systems-oriented courses with humanities and social sciences content;

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these courses explore the linkages within the environment, human
PAGN102
PHYSICAL EDUCATION
0.5
society, and engineered devices.
15.0
In the final two years, students complete an advanced core that includes
Sophomore
circuit analysis, electronics, electromagnetic fields and waves, and
Fall
lec
lab
sem.hrs
digital systems. Because of our program focus, the core curriculum
MATH213
CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS
4.0
also includes courses in signal processing, embedded microprocessor
AND ENGINEERS III
systems design, machines and power systems, and control systems.
PHGN200
PHYSICS II-
4.5
Students can also take specialized electives that further develop their
ELECTROMAGNETISM AND
expertise in one of these focus areas, or in other areas such as robotics,
OPTICS
biomedical engineering, and computing.
GEGN101
EARTH AND
4.0
In their final year, students complete a capstone design course that is
ENVIRONMENTAL SYSTEMS,
focused on an in-depth engineering project. The projects are generated
BIOL 110, or CHGN 122
by customer demand, and include experiential verification to ensure a
(Distributed Science Elective)
realistic design experience.
CSCI262
DATA STRUCTURES
3.0
PAGN2XX
PHYSICAL EDUCATION
0.5
The Bachelors of Science degree in Electrical Engineering is accredited
16.0
by ABET.
Spring
lec
lab
sem.hrs
Program Educational Objectives (Bachelor of
CSCI341
COMPUTER ORGANIZATION
3.0
Science in Electrical Engineering)
CSCI358
DISCRETE MATHEMATICS
3.0
The Electrical Engineering program contributes to the educational
EBGN201
PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS
3.0
objectives described in the CSM Graduate Profile. In addition, the
MATH225
DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS
3.0
Electrical Engineering Program at CSM has established the following
PAGN2XX
PHYSICAL EDUCATION
0.5
program educational objectives:
LAIS200
HUMAN SYSTEMS
3.0
Within three years of attaining the BSEE degree:
15.5
Junior
1. Graduates will be working in their chosen field or will be successfully
Fall
lec
lab
sem.hrs
pursuing a graduate degree.
CSCI306
SOFTWARE ENGINEERING
3.0
2. Graduates will be situated in growing careers, generating new
knowledge and exercising leadership in the field of electrical
MATH323
PROBABILITY AND
3.0
engineering.
STATISTICS FOR ENGINEERS
3. Graduates will be contributing to the needs of society through
MATH332
LINEAR ALGEBRA
3.0
professional practice, research, and service.
FREE
Free Elective
3.0
FREE
Free Elective
3.0
Bachelor of Science in Computer
15.0
Science Degree Requirements:
Spring
lec
lab
sem.hrs
CSCI406
ALGORITHMS
3.0
Freshman
CSCI410
ELEMENTS OF COMPUTING
3.0
Fall
lec
lab
sem.hrs
SYSTEMS
CSCI101
INTRODUCTION TO
3.0
CSCI ELECT Computer Science Elective*
3.0
COMPUTER SCIENCE
LAIS/EBGN
H&SS Restricted Elective I
3.0
CHGN121
PRINCIPLES OF CHEMISTRY I
4.0
FREE
Free Elective
3.0
MATH111
CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS
4.0
FREE
Free Elective
1.0
AND ENGINEERS I
16.0
LAIS100
NATURE AND HUMAN
4.0
Summer
lec
lab
sem.hrs
VALUES
CSCI370
ADVANCED SOFTWARE
6.0
CSM101
FRESHMAN SUCCESS
0.5
ENGINEERING
SEMINAR
6.0
PAGN101
PHYSICAL EDUCATION
0.5
Senior
16.0
Fall
lec
lab
sem.hrs
Spring
lec
lab
sem.hrs
CSCI442
OPERATING SYSTEMS
3.0
CSCI261
PROGRAMMING CONCEPTS
3.0
CSCI ELECT
MATH112
CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS
4.0
Computer Science Elective*
3.0
AND ENGINEERS II
CSCI ELECT Computer Science Elective*
3.0
EPIC151
DESIGN (EPICS) I
3.0
LAIS/EBGN
H&SS Restricted Elective II
3.0
PHGN100
PHYSICS I - MECHANICS
4.5

62 Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
FREE
Free Elective
3.0
GEGN101
EARTH AND
4.0
15.0
ENVIRONMENTAL SYSTEMS,
BIOL 110, CSCI 101, or CHGN
Spring
lec
lab
sem.hrs
122 (Distributed Science 1)
CSCI400
PRINCIPLES OF
3.0
MATH111
CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS
4.0
PROGRAMMING LANGUAGES
AND ENGINEERS I
CSCI ELECT Computer Science Elective*
3.0
LAIS100
NATURE AND HUMAN
4.0
LAIS/EBGN
H&SS Restricted Elective III
3.0
VALUES
FREE
Free Elective
3.0
CSM101
FRESHMAN SUCCESS
0.5
FREE
Free Elective
3.0
SEMINAR
15.0
PAGN101
PHYSICAL EDUCATION
0.5
Total Hours: 129.5
17.0
Spring
lec
lab
sem.hrs
*
CSCI Electives can be chosen from any 400-level CSCI course.
MATH112
CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS
4.0
Please see the Courses Tab for course listings.
AND ENGINEERS II
Combined BS/MS in Computer Science
EPIC151
DESIGN (EPICS) I
3.0
PHGN100
PHYSICS I - MECHANICS
4.5
The Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
PAGN102
PHYSICAL EDUCATION
0.5
offers a combined Bachelor of Science/Master of Science program
CSCI101
INTRODUCTION TO
3.0
in Computer Science that enables students to work on a Bachelor of
COMPUTER SCIENCE, BIOL
Science and a Master of Science simultaneously. Normally a Master's
110, CHGN 122, or GEGN 101
Degree requires 36 credit hours and takes two years to complete. Under
(Distributed Science 2)
the Combined Program, students will count two courses (CSCI406
15.0
and CSCI442) toward both degrees, so only 30 additional credit hours
are needed to complete the degree. One additional 400-level course
Sophomore
may be counted toward the graduate degree. Students selecting the
Fall
lec
lab
sem.hrs
Thesis option will be required to complete 18 hours of coursework and
LAIS200
HUMAN SYSTEMS
3.0
a thesis (12 credit hours). Students selecting the Non-Thesis option
MATH213
CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS
4.0
will be required to complete 30 credit hours of coursework. There are
AND ENGINEERS III
two required graduate-level courses: CSCI564 (Advanced Architecture)
CEEN241
STATICS
3.0
and CSCI561 (Theory of Computation). The remaining courses are all
electives. Descriptions can be found in the EECS Graduate Bulletin.
PHGN200
PHYSICS II-
4.5
ELECTROMAGNETISM AND
Students may not apply for the combined program until they have taken
OPTICS
five or more Computer Science classes at CSM (classes transferred from
CSCI261
PROGRAMMING CONCEPTS
3.0
other universities will not be considered). This requirement may be met
PAGN2XX
PHYSICAL EDUCATION
0.5
by any 200-level or above course with a CSCI prefix (e.g., CSCI261,
18.0
CSCI306, CSCI442, etc.). Since CSCI370 (Field Session) is based
almost exclusively on team work, it may not be counted as one of the five
Spring
lec
lab
sem.hrs
courses. Independent study courses (i.e., CSCI499) are also not included
MATH225
DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS
3.0
in the five courses. CSCI274 is a one credit hour course which also may
EBGN201
PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS
3.0
not be counted as one of the five courses.
EGGN250
MULTIDISCIPLINARY
1.5
ENGINEERING LABORATORY
Students should have an overall GPA of at least 2.5 and a GPA of 3.2
for courses in the major. The calculation of GPA in the major will be
PAGN2XX
PHYSICAL EDUCATION
0.5
based on all 200-level or above CSCI courses except those excluded
EENG284
DIGITAL LOGIC
4.0
above (i.e., CSCI274, CSCI370 and CSCI499). If a course is taken
EENG281
INTRODUCTION TO
3.0
multiple times, all of the grades will be included into the GPA calculation.
ELECTRICAL CIRCUITS,
Interested students with a lower GPA must write an essay to explain why
ELECTRONICS AND POWER
they should be admitted to the program.
15.0
Bachelor of Science in
Junior
Fall
lec
lab
sem.hrs
Electrical Engineering Degree
MEGN315
DYNAMICS, CEEN 311, MEGN
3.0
Requirements:
351, or MEGN 361
MATH332
LINEAR ALGEBRA
3.0
Freshman
EENG382
ENGINEERING CIRCUIT
3.0
ANALYSIS
Fall
lec
lab
sem.hrs
CHGN121
PRINCIPLES OF CHEMISTRY I
4.0

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EENG383
MICROCOMPUTER
4.0
CSCI341
COMPUTER ORGANIZATION
3.0
ARCHITECTURE AND
CSCI440
PARALLEL COMPUTING FOR SCIENTISTS AND 3.0
INTERFACING
ENGINEERS
EENG388
INFORMATION SYSTEMS
4.0
EENG411
DIGITAL SIGNAL PROCESSING
3.0
SCIENCE
EENG413
ANALOG AND DIGITAL COMMUNICATION
4.0
17.0
SYSTEMS
Spring
lec
lab
sem.hrs
EENG417
MODERN CONTROL DESIGN
3.0
EENG385
ELECTRONIC DEVICES AND
4.0
EENG470
INTRODUCTION TO HIGH POWER
3.0
CIRCUITS
ELECTRONICS
EENG386
FUNDAMENTALS
3.0
EENG472
PRACTICAL DESIGN OF SMALL RENEWABLE
3.0
OF ENGINEERING
ENERGY SYSTEMS
ELECTROMAGNETICS
EENG480
POWER SYSTEMS ANALYSIS
3.0
EENG389
FUNDAMENTALS OF
4.0
EENG481
ANALYSIS AND DESIGN OF ADVANCED
3.0
ELECTRIC MACHINERY
ENERGY SYSTEMS
EENG307
INTRODUCTION TO
3.0
EENG489
COMPUTATIONAL METHODS IN ENERGY
3.0
FEEDBACK CONTROL
SYSTEMS AND POWER ELECTRONICS
SYSTEMS
MATH334
INTRODUCTION TO PROBABILITY
3.0
EENG311
INFORMATION SYSTEMS
3.0
MATH335
INTRODUCTION TO MATHEMATICAL
3.0
SCIENCE II (Information
STATISTICS
Systems Science II)
MATH455
PARTIAL DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS
3.0
17.0
MEGN330
INTRODUCTION TO BIOMECHANICAL
3.0
Summer
lec
lab
sem.hrs
ENGINEERING
EENG334
ENGINEERING FIELD
3.0
MEGN441
INTRODUCTION TO ROBOTICS (Introduction to
3.0
SESSION, ELECTRICAL
Mathematical Physics)
3.0
PHGN300
PHYSICS III-MODERN PHYSICS I
3.0
Senior
PHGN320
MODERN PHYSICS II: BASICS OF QUANTUM
4.0
Fall
lec
lab
sem.hrs
MECHANICS
LAIS/EBGN
H&SS Restricted Elective I
3.0
PHGN435
INTERDISCIPLINARY MICROELECTRONICS
3.0
LAIS/EBGN
H&SS Restricted Elective II
3.0
PROCESSING LABORATORY
EGGN450
MULTIDISCIPLINARY
1.0
PHGN440
SOLID STATE PHYSICS
3.0
ENGINEERING LABORATORY
PHGN441
SOLID STATE PHYSICS APPLICATIONS AND
3.0
III
PHENOMENA
EGGN491
SENIOR DESIGN I
3.0
PHGN462
ELECTROMAGNETIC WAVES AND OPTICAL
3.0
ELEC
Electrical Engineering Elective*
3.0
PHYSICS
Elective
ELEC
*Additional EENG or CSCI 400 level and graduate level classes taught
Electrical Engineering Elective*
3.0
Elective
in the EECS department can be considered as tech electives. Talk to
your advisor for further guidance. 300 level or higher courses from other
16.0
departments can be considered by the Department Head.
Spring
lec
lab
sem.hrs
LAIS/EBGN
H&SS Restricted Elective III
3.0
Combined BS/MS in Electrical
EGGN492
SENIOR DESIGN II
3.0
Engineering
ELEC
Electrical Engineering Elective*
3.0
Elective
The Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science offers a
combined
FREE
Free Elective
3.0
Bachelor of Science/Master of Science program in Electrical Engineering
FREE
Free Elective
3.0
that enables
FREE
Free Elective
3.0
students to work on a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Science
18.0
simultaneously. This allows undergraduate students to take courses that
Total Hours: 136.0
will count for their graduate degree requirements, while still finishing their
undergraduate degree requirements. This will be especially attractive
* Electrical Engineering students are required to take three Electrical
to students who intend to go on to the graduate program, and have
Engineering Electives from the following list:
availability in their schedules even while fulfilling the undergraduate
requirements. Another advantage is that there is an expedited graduate
Electrical Engineering Electives:
school application process, as described below.
CEEN405
NUMERICAL METHODS FOR ENGINEERS
3.0
Students must be admitted into the Combined BS/MS degree program
CSCI410
ELEMENTS OF COMPUTING SYSTEMS
3.0
prior to the close of registration of the term in which any course toward

64 Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
the MS degree will be applied. Typically this is the beginning of the
CSCI341
COMPUTER ORGANIZATION
3.0
student’s Senior year, but students may apply as early as the first
CSCI442
OPERATING SYSTEMS
3.0
semester of their Junior year. Admissions must be granted no later than
the end of registration in the last semester of the Senior year. In order to
For a Minor in Computer Science, the student should take:
apply for the combined program, a pro forma graduate school application
is submitted, and as long as the undergraduate portion of the program
CSCI262
DATA STRUCTURES
3.0
is successfully completed and the student has a GPA above 3.0, the
CSCI306
SOFTWARE ENGINEERING
3.0
student is admitted to the non#thesis Master of Science degree program
in Electrical Engineering.
and either
Students are required to take an additional 30 credit hours for the M.S.
CSCI358
DISCRETE MATHEMATICS
3.0
degree. Up to nine of the 30 credit hours beyond the undergraduate
CSCI406
ALGORITHMS
3.0
degree requirements can be 400-level courses. The remainder of the
courses will be at the graduate level (500-level and above). There is no
or
limit on the number of graduate level (500#level and above) courses a
student may take beyond the undergraduate degree requirements, but
CSCI341
COMPUTER ORGANIZATION
3.0
a student must complete at least one semester as a registered graduate
CSCI442
OPERATING SYSTEMS
3.0
student after completion of the undergraduate degree before being
awarded a graduate degree. Students must declare graduate courses
along with two 400- level Computer Science courses, which may not be
through the Registrar’s Office at time of registration. Grades count toward
languages transferred from another university.
the graduate GPA and must meet the minimum grade requirements (C#
or higher) to be counted toward graduation requirements. Courses may
Electrical Engineering
not be used to meet undergraduate financial aid requirements. Students
A twelve credit (ASI) or eighteen credit hour (minor) sequence must be
will declare course work as regular graduate courses on Admission to
selected from a basic electrical program comprising:*
Candidacy Form. Students should follow the MS Non#Thesis degree
requirements based on their track in selecting appropriate graduate
EENG281
INTRODUCTION TO ELECTRICAL CIRCUITS,
3.0
degree courses. Students may switch from the combined program which
ELECTRONICS AND POWER
includes a non-thesis Master of Science degree to an M.S. degree with a
EENG382
ENGINEERING CIRCUIT ANALYSIS
3.0
thesis optional, however, if students change degree programs they must
satisfy all degree requirements for the M.S. with thesis degree.
Additional courses are to be selected from:
Combined Engineering Physics
EENG307
INTRODUCTION TO FEEDBACK CONTROL
3.0
Baccalaureate and Electrical Engineering
SYSTEMS
EENG334
ENGINEERING FIELD SESSION, ELECTRICAL
3.0
Masters Degrees
EENG385
ELECTRONIC DEVICES AND CIRCUITS
4.0
The Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, in
EENG386
FUNDAMENTALS OF ENGINEERING
3.0
collaboration with the Department of Physics, offers a five-year program
ELECTROMAGNETICS
in which students have the opportunity to obtain specific engineering
EENG388
INFORMATION SYSTEMS SCIENCE
4.0
skill to complement their physics background. Physics students in this
EENG389
FUNDAMENTALS OF ELECTRIC MACHINERY
4.0
program fill in their technical and free electives over their standard four
EENG411
DIGITAL SIGNAL PROCESSING
3.0
year Engineering Physics B.S. program with a reduced set of Electrical
Engineering classes. At the end of the fourth year, the student is awarded
EENG413
ANALOG AND DIGITAL COMMUNICATION
4.0
an Engineering Physics B.S degree. Course schedules for this five-year
SYSTEMS
program can be obtained in the Physics Departmental Offices.
EENG417
MODERN CONTROL DESIGN
3.0
EENG470
INTRODUCTION TO HIGH POWER
3.0
General CSM Minor/ASI requirements can be found here (p. 40).
ELECTRONICS
Computer Science
EENG480
POWER SYSTEMS ANALYSIS
3.0
For an Area of Special Interest in Computer Science, the student
*Additional courses are approved Special Topics with a number
should take:
EENG398/EENG498, and all graduate courses taught in Electrical
Engineering. Students should consult their faculty advisor for guidance.
CSCI262
DATA STRUCTURES
3.0
CSCI306
SOFTWARE ENGINEERING
3.0
Professors
Kevin Moore, College Dean
and either
Randy Haupt, Department Head
CSCI358
DISCRETE MATHEMATICS
3.0
CSCI406
ALGORITHMS
3.0
Tracy Camp
or
Atef Elsherbeni, Dobelman Chair
Dinesh Mehta

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P.K. Sen
CSCI260. FORTRAN PROGRAMMING. 2.0 Hours.
(I) Computer programming in Fortran90/95 with applications to science
Tyrone Vincent
and engineering. Program design and structure, problem analysis,
debugging, program testing. Language skills: arithmetic, input/output,
Associate Professors
branching and looping, functions, arrays, data types. Introduction to
Qi Han
operating systems. Prerequisite: none. 2 hours lecture; 2 semester hours.
CSCI261. PROGRAMMING CONCEPTS. 3.0 Hours.
William Hoff
(I, II) This course introduces fundamental computer programming
Kathryn Johnson
concepts using a high-level language and a modern development
environment. Programming skills include sequential, selection, and
Marcelo Simoes
repetition control structures, functions, input and output, primitive data
types, basic data structures including arrays and pointers, objects, and
Michael Wakin
classes. Software engineering skills include problem solving, program
design, and debugging practices. Prerequisite: none. 3 hours lecture; 3
Bo Wu
semester hours.
Hao Zhang
CSCI262. DATA STRUCTURES. 3.0 Hours.
(I, II, S) Defining and using data structures such as linked lists, stacks,
Assistant Professors
queues, binary trees, binary heap, hash tables. Introduction to algorithm
Salman Mohagheghi
analysis, with emphasis on sorting and search routines. Language skills:
abstract data types, templates and inheritance. Prerequisite: CSCI261
Andrzej Szymczak
with a grade of C- or higher. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
Gongguo Tang
CSCI274. INTRODUCTION TO THE LINUX OPERATING SYSTEM. 1.0
Hour.
Hua Wang
(I,II) Introduction to the Linux Operating System will teach students
how to become proficient with using a Linux operating system from
Dejun Yang
the command line. Topics will include: remote login (ssh), file system
Teaching Professors
navigation, file commands, editors, compilation, execution, redirection,
output, searching, processes, usage, permissions, compression, parsing,
Ravel Ammerman
networking, and bash scripting. Prerequisites: CSCI 261 or instructor
approval. 1 hour lecture; 1 semester hour.
Vibhuti Dave
CSCI298. SPECIAL TOPICS. 1-6 Hour.
Cyndi Rader
(I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special
interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is offered only
Jeffrey Schowalter
once. Prerequisite: Instructor consent. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
Repeatable for credit under different titles.
Teaching Associate Professors
CSCI299. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 1-6 Hour.
Stephanie Claussen
(I, II) Individual research or special problem projects supervised by a
faculty member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a subject
Keith Hellman
matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: ?Independent Study?
Christopher Painter-Wakefield
form must be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1
to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for credit.
Emerita Associate Professor
CSCI306. SOFTWARE ENGINEERING. 3.0 Hours.
Catherine Skokan
(I, II) Introduction to software engineering processes and object-oriented
design principles. Topics include the Agile development methodology,
Courses
test-driven development, UML diagrams, use cases and several object-
oriented design patterns. Course work emphasizes good programming
CSCI101. INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER SCIENCE. 3.0 Hours.
practices via version control and code reviews. Prerequisite: CSCI262
(I, II) An introductory course to the building blocks of Computer Science.
with grade of C- or higher. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
Topics include conventional computer hardware, data representation,
the role of operating systems and networks in modern computing,
CSCI340. COOPERATIVE EDUCATION. 3.0 Hours.
algorithm design, relational databases, structured queries, and computer
(I, II, S) (WI) Supervised, full-time engineering-related employment
simulations. A popular procedural programming language will be
for a continuous six-month period (or its equivalent) in which specific
learned by students and programming assignments will explore ideas
educational objectives are achieved. Prerequisite: Second semester
from algorithm development, optimization, and computer simulation.
sophomore status and a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.00.
Prerequisite: none. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
0 to 3 semester hours. Cooperative Education credit does not count
toward graduation except under special conditions. Repeatable.

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CSCI341. COMPUTER ORGANIZATION. 3.0 Hours.
CSCI404. ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE. 3.0 Hours.
(I, II) Covers the basic concepts of computer architecture and
(I) General investigation of the Artificial Intelligence field. Several
organization. Topics include machine level instructions and operating
methods used in artificial intelligence such as search strategies,
system calls used to write programs in assembly language, computer
knowledge representation, logic and probabilistic reasoning are
arithmetics, performance, processor design, and pipelining techniques.
developed and applied to practical problems. Fundamental artificial
This course provides insight into the way computers operate at the
intelligence techniques are presented, including neural networks, genetic
machine level. Prerequisite: CSCI261 or permission of instructor. Co-
algorithms, and fuzzy sets. Selected application areas, such as robotics,
requisites: CSCI262. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
natural language processing and games, are discussed. Prerequisite:
CSCI262 with a grade of C- or higher and MATH323 or consent of
CSCI358. DISCRETE MATHEMATICS. 3.0 Hours.
instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
(I, II) This course is an introductory course in discrete mathematics and
algebraic structures. Topics include: formal logic; proofs, recursion,
CSCI406. ALGORITHMS. 3.0 Hours.
analysis of algorithms; sets and combinatorics; relations, functions, and
(I, II) Reasoning about algorithm correctness (proofs, counterexamples).
matrices; Boolean algebra and computer logic; trees, graphs, finite-state
Analysis of algorithms: asymptotic and practical complexity. Review of
machines and regular languages. Prerequisite: MATH213, MATH223 or
dictionary data structures (including balanced search trees). Priority
MATH224. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
queues. Advanced sorting algorithms (heapsort, radix sort). Advanced
algorithmic concepts illustrated through sorting (randomized algorithms,
CSCI370. ADVANCED SOFTWARE ENGINEERING. 6.0 Hours.
lower bounds, divide and conquer). Dynamic programming. Backtracking.
(S) (WI) This capstone course has three primary goals: (1) to enable
Algorithms on unweighted graphs (traversals) and weighted graphs
students to apply their course work knowledge to a challenging applied
(minimum spanning trees, shortest paths, network flows and bipartite
problem for a real client, (2) to enhance students' verbal and written
matching); NP-completeness and its consequences. Prerequisite:
communication skills, and (3) to provide an introduction to ethical decision
CSCI262 with a grade of C- or higher, MATH213, MATH223 or
making in computer science. Ethics and communication skills are
MATH224, MATH/CSCI358. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
emphasized in a classroom setting. The client work is done in small
teams, either on campus or at the client site. Faculty advisors provide
CSCI410. ELEMENTS OF COMPUTING SYSTEMS. 3.0 Hours.
guidance related to the software engineering process, which is similar to
(I, II) This comprehensive course will help students consolidate their
Scrum. By the end of the course students must have a finished product
understanding of all fundamental computer science concepts. Topics
with appropriate documentation. Prerequisite: CSCI306. 6-week summer
include symbolic communication, Boolean logic, binary systems,
session; 6 semester hours.
logic gates, computer architecture, assembly language, assembler
construction, virtual machines, object-oriented programming languages,
CSCI399. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 1-6 Hour.
software engineering, compilers, language design, and operating
(I, II) Individual research or special problem projects supervised by a
systems. Using a hardware simulator and a programming language of
faculty member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a subject
their choice, students construct an entire modern computer from the
matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: ?Independent Study?
ground up, resulting in an intimate understanding of how each component
form must be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1
works. Prerequisites: CSCI341 or EENG383. 3 lecture hours, 3 credit
to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for credit.
hours.
CSCI400. PRINCIPLES OF PROGRAMMING LANGUAGES. 3.0 Hours.
CSCI422. USER INTERFACES. 3.0 Hours.
(I, II) Study of the principles relating to design, evaluation and
(I) User Interface Design is a course for programmers who want to learn
implementation of programming languages, including basic compiler
how to create more effective software. This objective will be achieved by
techniques and context-free grammars. Students will be exposed to
studying principles and patterns of interaction design, critiquing existing
different categories of programming languages, such as functional,
software using criteria presented in the textbooks, and applying criteria
imperative, object-oriented and scripting. Best practices for programming
to the design and implementation of one larger product. Students will
will be explored, including effective use of exceptions and threads.
also learn a variety of techniques to guide the software design process,
The primary languages discussed are: Java, C++, Scheme, and Perl.
including Cognitive Walkthrough, Talk-aloud and others. Prerequisite:
Prerequisite: CSCI306. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
CSCI262. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
CSCI403. DATA BASE MANAGEMENT. 3.0 Hours.
CSCI440. PARALLEL COMPUTING FOR SCIENTISTS AND
(I) Design and evaluation of information storage and retrieval systems,
ENGINEERS. 3.0 Hours.
including defining and building a database and producing the necessary
(II) This course is designed to introduce the field of parallel computing
queries for access to the stored information. Relational database
to all scientists and engineers. The students will be taught how to solve
management systems, structured query language, and data storage
scientific problems using parallel computing technologies. They will be
facilities. Applications of data structures such as lists, inverted lists and
introduced to basic terminologies and concepts of parallel computing,
trees. System security, maintenance, recovery and definition. Interfacing
learn how to use MPI to develop parallel programs, and study how to
host languages to database systems and object-relational mapping tools.
design and analyze parallel algorithms. Prerequisite: CSCI262 with a
NoSQL databases and distributed databases. Prerequisite: CSCI262 with
grade of C- or higher. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
a grade of C- or higher. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
CSCI441. COMPUTER GRAPHICS. 3.0 Hours.
(I) This class focuses on the basic 3D rendering and modeling
techniques. In particular, it covers ray tracing, graphics pipeline, modeling
techniques based on polynomial curves and patches, subdivision for
curves and surfaces, scene graphs, BSP trees and their applications, and
elements of global illumination. Prerequisite: CSCI262 with a grade of C-
or higher. 3 hours lecture, 3 semester hours.

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CSCI442. OPERATING SYSTEMS. 3.0 Hours.
CSCI447. SCIENTIFIC VISUALIZATION. 3.0 Hours.
(I, II) Introduces the essential concepts in the design and implementation
(I) Scientific visualization uses computer graphics to create visual
of operating systems: what they can do, what they contain, and how
images which aid in understanding of complex, often massive numerical
they are implemented. Despite rapid OS growth and development,
representation of scientific concepts or results. The main focus of this
the fundamental concepts learned in this course will endure. We will
course is on modern visualization techniques applicable to spatial
cover the following high-level OS topics, roughly in this order: computer
data such as scalar, vector and tensor fields. In particular, the course
systems, processes, processor scheduling, memory management, virtual
will cover volume rendering, texture based methods for vector and
memory, threads, and process/thread synchronization. This course
tensor field visualization, and scalar and vector field topology. Basic
provides insight into the internal structure of operating systems; emphasis
understanding of computer graphics and analysis of algorithms required.
is on concepts and techniques that are valid for all computers. We
Prerequisites: CSCI262 and MATH441. 3 lecture hours, 3 semester
suggest the student takes "Introduction to the Linux Operating System"
hours.
before this course (if the student is new to the Unix/Linux environment).
CSCI448. MOBILE APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT. 3.0 Hours.
Prerequisite: CSCI262 with a grade of C- or higher, CSCI341. 3 hours
(I) This course covers basic and advanced topics in mobile application
lecture; 3 semester hours.
development. Topics include the mobile application lifecycle, user
CSCI443. ADVANCED PROGRAMMING CONCEPTS USING JAVA. 3.0
interface components and layouts, storing persistent data, accessing
Hours.
network resources, using location and sensor APIs including GPS and
(I, II) This course will quickly review programming constructs using the
accelerometer, starting and stopping system services, and threading.
syntax and semantics of the Java programming language. It will compare
This is a project-based course where students will design and develop
the constructs of Java with other languages and discuss program design
complete applications. Pre-requisite: CSCI306, Software Engineering,
and implementation. Object oriented programming concepts will be
with a grade of C- or higher. Repeatable: Yes, if taught on a different
reviewed and applications, applets, servlets, graphical user interfaces,
platform (e.g., Android vs. iPhone) up to 6 hours. 3 hours lecture; 3.0
threading, exception handling, JDBC, and network - ing as implemented
semester hours.
in Java will be discussed. The basics of the Java Virtual Machine will be
CSCI471. COMPUTER NETWORKS I. 3.0 Hours.
presented. Prerequisites: CSCI306. 3 hours lecture, 3 semester hours.
(I) This introduction to computer networks covers the fundamentals
CSCI444. ADVANCED COMPUTER GRAPHICS. 3.0 Hours.
of computer communications, using TCP/IP standardized protocols
(I, II) This is an advanced computer graphics course, focusing on modern
as the main case study. The application layer and transport layer of
rendering and geometric modeling techniques. Students will learn a
communication protocols will be covered in depth. Detailed topics include
variety of mathematical and algorithmic techiques that can be used to
application layer protocols (HTTP, FTP, SMTP, and DNS), transport
develop high-quality computer graphic software. In particular, the crouse
layer protocols (reliable data transfer, connection management, and
will cover global illumination, GPU programming, geometry acquisition
congestion control), network layer protocols, and link layer protocols.
and processing, point based graphics and non-photorealistic rendering.
In addition, students will program client/server network applications.
Prerequistes: Basic understanding of computer graphics and prior
Prerequisite: CSCI442 or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture, 3
exposure to graphics-related programming, for exmaple, MACS 441. 3
semester hours.
lecture hours, 3 credit hours.
CSCI474. INTRODUCTION TO CRYPTOGRAPHY. 3.0 Hours.
CSCI445. WEB PROGRAMMING. 3.0 Hours.
(II) This course is primarily oriented towards the mathematical aspects of
(I) Web Programming is a course for programmers who want to develop
cryptography, but is also closely related to practical and theoretical issues
web-based applications. It covers basic website design extended by
of computer security. The course provides mathematical background
client-side and server-side programming. Students should acquire
required for cryptography including relevant aspects of number theory
an understanding of the role and application of web standards to
and mathematical statistics. The following aspects of cryptography
website development. Topics include Cascading Style Sheets (CSS),
will be covered: symmetric and asymmetric encryption, computational
JavaScript, PHP and database connectivity. At the conclusion of the
number theory, quantum encryption, RSA and discrete log systems,
course students should feel confident that they can design and develop
SHA, steganography, chaotic and pseudo-random sequences, message
dynamic Web applications on their own. Prerequisites: CSCI262 or
authentication, digital signatures, key distribution and key management,
consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture, 3 semester hours.
and block ciphers. Many practical approaches and most commonly used
techniques will be considered and illustrated with real-life examples.
CSCI446. WEB APPLICATIONS. 3.0 Hours.
Prerequisites: CSCI262, MATH334/335, MATH358. 3 credit hours.
(II) Web Applications is a course for programmers who want to learn how
to move beyond creating dynamic web pages and build effective web-
CSCI475. INFORMATION SECURITY AND PRIVACY. 3.0 Hours.
based applications. At the completion of this course, students should
(I) Information Security and Privacy provides a hands-on introduction to
know HTTP, Hypertext Markup Language (HTML), Cascading Style
the principles and best practices in information and computer security.
Sheets (CSS), JavaScript, Ajax, Ruby, RESTful architectures and Web
Lecture topics will include basic components of information security
services. Additionally students should have considered a variety of
including threat assessment and mitigation, policy development, forensics
issues related to web application architecture, including but not limited
investigation, and the legal and political dimensions of information
to security, performance and cloud-based deployment environments.
security. Prerequisite: CSCI 262 and CSCI 341 (required); CSCI 274
Prerequisites: CSCI445. Co-requisites: CSCI400. 3 hours lecture, 3
(recommended). 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
semester hours.
CSCI498. SPECIAL TOPICS. 1-6 Hour.
(I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special
interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is offered only
once. Prerequisite: Instructor consent. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
Repeatable for credit under different titles.

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CSCI499. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 1-6 Hour.
EENG340. COOPERATIVE EDUCATION. 3.0 Hours.
(I, II) Individual research or special problem projects supervised by a
(I,II,S) Supervised, full-time engineering- related employment for a
faculty member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a subject
continuous six-month period in which specific educational objectives are
matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: ?Independent Study?
achieved. Students must meet with the Engineering Division Faculty Co-
form must be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1
op Advisor prior to enrolling to clarify the educational objectives for their
to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for credit.
individual Co-op program. Prerequisite: Second semester sophomore
status and a cumulative grade-point average of at least 2.00. 3 semester
EENG281. INTRODUCTION TO ELECTRICAL CIRCUITS,
hours credit will be granted once toward degree requirements. Credit
ELECTRONICS AND POWER. 3.0 Hours.
earned in EGGN340, Cooperative Education, may be used as free
(I, II) This course provides an engineering science analysis of electrical
elective credit hours or a civil specialty elective if, in the judgment of
circuits. DC and single-phase AC networks are presented. Transient
the Co-op Advisor, the required term paper adequately documents
analysis of RC, RL, and RLC circuits is studied as is the analysis of
the fact that the work experience entailed high-quality application
circuits in sinusoidal steady-state using phasor concepts. The following
of engineering principles and practice. Applying the credits as free
topics are included: DC and single-phase AC circuit analysis, current
electives or civil electives requires the student to submit a ?Declaration
and charge relationships. Ohm?s Law, resistors, inductors, capacitors,
of Intent to Request Approval to Apply Co-op Credit toward Graduation
equivalent resistance and impedance, Kirchhoff?s Laws, Thevenin and
Requirements? form obtained from the Career Center to the Engineering
Norton equivalent circuits, superposition and source transformation,
Division Faculty Co-op Advisor.
power and energy, maximum power transfer, first order transient
response, algebra of complex numbers, phasor representation, time
EENG382. ENGINEERING CIRCUIT ANALYSIS. 3.0 Hours.
domain and frequency domain concepts, and ideal transformers. The
(I, II) This course provides for the continuation of basic circuit analysis
course features PSPICE, a commercial circuit analysis software package.
techniques developed in EENG281, by providing the theoretical and
Prerequisites: PHGN200; 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
mathematical fundamentals to understand and analyze complex electric
circuits. The key topics covered include: (i) Steady-state analysis of
EENG284. DIGITAL LOGIC. 4.0 Hours.
single-phase and three-phase AC power circuits, (ii) Laplace transform
(I, II) Fundamentals of digital logic design. Covers combinational
techniques, (iii) Frequency response of active and passive filter circuits,
and sequential logic circuits, programmable logic devices, hardware
(iv) Circuit Analysis using Fourier Series(v) Circuit Analysis using Fourier
description languages, and computer-aided design (CAD) tools.
Transforms, (vi) Two-port networks. The course features PSPICE, a
Laboratory component introduces simulation and synthesis software
commercial circuit analysis software package. Prerequisites: EENG281 or
and hands-on hardware design. Prerequisites: CSCI261. Co-requisites:
consent of instructor. 3 Semester Hours.
EENG281 or PHGN215. 3 hours lecture; 3 hours lab; 4 semester hours.
EENG383. MICROCOMPUTER ARCHITECTURE AND INTERFACING.
EENG307. INTRODUCTION TO FEEDBACK CONTROL SYSTEMS. 3.0
4.0 Hours.
Hours.
(I, II) Microprocessor and microcontroller architecture focusing on
(I, II) System modeling through an energy flow approach is presented,
hardware structures and elementary machine and assembly language
with examples from linear electrical, mechanical, fluid and/or thermal
programming skills essential for use of microprocessors in data
systems. Analysis of system response in both the time domain and
acquisition, control, and instrumentation systems. Analog and digital
frequency domain is discussed in detail. Feedback control design
signal conditioning, communication, and processing. A/D and D/A
techniques, including PID, are analyzed using both analytical and
converters for microprocessors. RS232 and other communication
computational methods. Prerequisites: (EENG281 or PHGN215) and
standards. Laboratory study and evaluation of microcomputer system;
MATH225. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
design and implementation of interfacing projects. Prerequisite:
EENG311. INFORMATION SYSTEMS SCIENCE II. 3.0 Hours.
EENG284 or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 hours lab; 4
(I,II) This course covers signals and noise in electrical systems. Topics
semester hours.
covered include information theory, signal to noise ratio, random
EENG385. ELECTRONIC DEVICES AND CIRCUITS. 4.0 Hours.
variables, probability density functions, statistics, noise, matched
(I, II) Semiconductor materials and characteristics, junction diode
filters, coding and entropy, power spectral density, and bit error rate.
operation, bipolar junction transistors, field effect transistors, biasing
Applications are taken from radar, communications systems, and signal
techniques, four layer devices, amplifier and power supply design,
processing. Prerequisite: EENG 388. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
laboratory study of semiconductor circuit characteristics. Prerequisite:
EENG334. ENGINEERING FIELD SESSION, ELECTRICAL. 3.0 Hours.
EENG382. 3 hours lecture; 3 hours lab; 4 semester hours.
(S) Experience in the engineering design process involving analysis,
EENG386. FUNDAMENTALS OF ENGINEERING
design, and simulation. Students use engineering, mathematics and
ELECTROMAGNETICS. 3.0 Hours.
computers to model, analyze, design and evaluate system performance.
(I, II) This course provides an introduction to electromagnetic theory as
Teamwork emphasized. Prerequisites: EENG382, EENG388, and two
applied to electrical engineering problems in wireless communications,
of the following: EENG284, EENG385, EENG389, and EPIC251. Three
transmission lines, and high-frequency circuit design. The theory and
weeks in summer session; 3 semester hours.
applications are based on Maxwell?s equations, which describe the
electric and magnetic force-fields, the interplay between them, and how
they transport energy. Matlab and PSPICE will be used in homework
assignments, to perform simulations of electromagnetic interference,
electromagnetic energy propagation along transmission lines on printed
circuit boards, and antenna radiation patterns. Prerequisites: EENG382,
MATH225 and/or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.

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EENG388. INFORMATION SYSTEMS SCIENCE. 4.0 Hours.
EENG470. INTRODUCTION TO HIGH POWER ELECTRONICS. 3.0
(I, II) The interpretation, representation and analysis of timevarying
Hours.
phenomena as signals which convey information and noise;
(I) Power electronics are used in a broad range of applications from
applications are drawn from filtering, audio and image processing,
control of power flow on major transmission lines to control of motor
and communications. Topics include convolution, Fourier series and
speeds in industrial facilities and electric vehicles, to computer power
transforms, sampling and discretetime processing of continuous-time
supplies. This course introduces the basic principles of analysis and
signals, modulation, and z-transforms. Prerequisite: (EENG281 or
design of circuits utilizing power electronics, including AC/DC, AC/
PHGN215) and MATH225. 4 hours lecture; 4 semester hours.
AC, DC/DC, and DC/AC conversions in their many configurations.
Prerequisites: EENG385, EENG389. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
EENG389. FUNDAMENTALS OF ELECTRIC MACHINERY. 4.0 Hours.
(I, II) This course provides an engineering science analysis of electrical
EENG472. PRACTICAL DESIGN OF SMALL RENEWABLE ENERGY
machines. The following topics are included: DC, single-phase and
SYSTEMS. 3.0 Hours.
three-phase AC circuit analysis, magnetic circuit concepts and materials,
(Taught on Demand) This course provides the fundamentals to
transformer analysis and operation, steady-state and dynamic analysis
understand and analyze renewable energy powered electric circuits. It
of rotating machines, synchronous and poly-phase induction motors, and
covers practical topics related to the design of alternative energy based
laboratory study of external characteristics of machines and transformers.
systems. It is assumed the students will have some basic and broad
Prerequisite: EENG382. Co-requisite: EENG386 or PHGN361 3 hours
knowledge of the principles of electrical machines, thermodynamics,
lecture; 3 hours lab; 4 semester hours.
electronics, and fundamentals of electric power systems. One of the main
objectives of this course is to focus on the interdisciplinary aspects of
EENG398. SPECIAL TOPICS IN ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING. 1-6
integration of the alternative sources of energy, including hydropower,
Hour.
wind power, photovoltaic, and energy storage for those systems. Power
(I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special
electronic systems will be discussed and how those electronic systems
interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is offered only
can be used for stand-alone and grid-connected electrical energy
once. Prerequisite: Instructor consent. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
applications. Prerequisite: EENG382 or consent of instructor. 3 hours
Repeatable for credit under different titles.
lecture; 3 semester hours.
EENG399. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 1-6 Hour.
EENG480. POWER SYSTEMS ANALYSIS. 3.0 Hours.
(I, II) Individual research or special problem projects supervised by a
(I) 3-phase power systems, per-unit calculations, modeling and equivalent
faculty member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a subject
circuits of major components, voltage drop, fault calculations, symmetrical
matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: ?Independent Study?
components and unsymmetrical faults, system grounding, power-flow,
form must be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1
selection of major equipment, design of electric power distribution
to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for credit.
systems. Prerequisite: EENG389. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
EENG411. DIGITAL SIGNAL PROCESSING. 3.0 Hours.
EENG481. ANALYSIS AND DESIGN OF ADVANCED ENERGY
(II) This course introduces the mathematical and engineering aspects of
SYSTEMS. 3.0 Hours.
digital signal processing (DSP). An emphasis is placed on the various
(II) The course investigates the design, operation and analysis of
possible representations for discrete-time signals and systems (in the
complex interconnected electric power grids, the basis of our electric
time, z-, and frequency domains) and how those representations can
power infrastructure. Evaluating the system operation, planning for
facilitate the identification of signal properties, the design of digital filters,
the future expansion under deregulation and restructuring, ensuring
and the sampling of continuous-time signals. Advanced topics include
system reliability, maintaining security, and developing systems that are
sigma-delta conversion techniques, multi-rate signal processing, and
safe to operate has become increasingly more difficult. Because of the
spectral analysis. The course will be useful to all students who are
complexity of the problems encountered, analysis and design procedures
concerned with information bearing signals and signal processing in a
rely on the use of sophisticated power system simulation computer
wide variety of application settings, including sensing, instrumentation,
programs. The course features some commonly used commercial
control, communications, signal interpretation and diagnostics, and
software packages. Prerequisites: EENG480 or consent of instructor 2
imaging. Prerequisite: EENG388 or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture;
Lecture Hours, 3 Laboratory Hours, 3 Semester Hours.
3 semester hours.
EENG489. COMPUTATIONAL METHODS IN ENERGY SYSTEMS AND
EENG413. ANALOG AND DIGITAL COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS. 4.0
POWER ELECTRONICS. 3.0 Hours.
Hours.
(II) The course presents a unified approach for understanding and
(II) Signal classification; Fourier transform; filtering; sampling; signal
applying computational methods, computer-aided analysis and design
representation; modulation; demodulation; applications to broadcast, data
of electric power systems. Applications will range from power electronics
transmission, and instrumentation. Prerequisite: EENG388 or consent of
to power systems, power quality, and renewable energy. Focus will be
instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 hours lab; 4 semester hours.
on how these seemingly diverse applications all fit within the smart-
EENG417. MODERN CONTROL DESIGN. 3.0 Hours.
grid paradigm. This course builds on background knowledge of electric
(I) Control system design with an emphasis on observer-based methods,
circuits, control of dc/dc converters and inverters, energy conversion and
from initial open-loop experiments to final implementation. The course
power electronics by preparing students in applying the computational
begins with an overview of feedback control design technique from the
methods for multi-domain simulation of energy systems and power
frequency domain perspective, including sensitivity and fundamental
electronics engineering problems. Prerequisites: EENG382, EENG385. 1
limitations. State space realization theory is introduced, and system
hour lecture, 2 lab hours, 3 semester hours.
identification methods for parameter estimation are introduced.
EENG497. SPECIAL SUMMER COURSE. 15.0 Hours.
Computerbased methods for control system design are presented.
Prerequisite: EENG307. 3 lecture hours, 3 semester hours.

70 Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
EENG498. SPECIAL TOPICS IN ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING. 1-6
Hour.
(I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special
interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is offered only
once. Prerequisite: Instructor consent. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
Repeatable for credit under different titles.
EENG499. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 1-6 Hour.
(I, II) Individual research or special problem projects supervised by a
faculty member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a subject
matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: ?Independent Study?
form must be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1
to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for credit.

Colorado School of Mines 71
Mechanical Engineering
• Applying their Mechanical Engineering education as active
contributors in the workforce or graduate school;
2014-2015
• Effective at communicating technical information in a diverse and
globally integrated society;
Program Description
• Demonstrating their commitment to continued professional
development through training, coursework, and/or professional
The Mechanical Engineering Department offers a design-oriented
society involvement; and
undergraduate program that emphasizes fundamental engineering
principles. Students receive a strong foundation in mechanical
• Exemplifying ethical and social responsibility in their professional
engineering disciplines, and a working knowledge of modern engineering
activities.
tools. Classroom education is augmented with extensive practical
laboratory experiences. Successful graduates are well-prepared for a
mechanical engineering career in a world of rapid technological change.
Bachelor of Science in
Mechanical Engineering Degree
Bachelor of Science in Mechanical
Engineering
Requirements:
During the freshman and sophomore years, students complete a set of
Freshman
core courses that include mathematics, basic sciences, and fundamental
Fall
lec
lab
sem.hrs
engineering disciplines. These years also include engineering design
PAGN101
PHYSICAL EDUCATION
0.5
coursework within Engineering Practice Introductory Course (EPIC
151) and Introduction to Mechanical Engineering (MEGN 200). This
LAIS100
NATURE AND HUMAN
4.0
experience teaches design methodology and stresses the creative
VALUES
aspects of the mechanical engineering profession. Additionally in the
CHGN121
PRINCIPLES OF CHEMISTRY I
4.0
first two years, courses in humanities and social sciences allow students
CSM101
FRESHMAN SUCCESS
0.5
to explore the linkages between the environment, human society, and
SEMINAR
engineered devices.
BIOL110
FUNDAMENTALS OF
4.0
BIOLOGY I or GEGN 101
In the junior and senior years, students complete an advanced
engineering core that includes fluid mechanics, thermodynamics,
MATH111
CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS
4.0
heat transfer, numerical methods, control theory, machine design,
AND ENGINEERS I
computational engineering, and manufacturing processes. This
17.0
engineering core is complemented by courses in economics and elective
Spring
lec
lab
sem.hrs
courses in humanities and social sciences. Students must also take
PAGN102
PHYSICAL EDUCATION
0.5
three advanced technical electives and three additional free electives
CHGN122
PRINCIPLES OF CHEMISTRY
4.0
to explore specific fields of interest. In the senior year, all students
II (SC1)
must complete a capstone design course focused on a multidisciplinary
PHGN100
PHYSICS I - MECHANICS
4.5
engineering project.
MATH112
CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS
4.0
Students in mechanical engineering spend considerable time in
AND ENGINEERS II
laboratories, including the Design Lab with a variety of prototyping
EPIC151
DESIGN (EPICS) I
3.0
and testing equipment. Students are also encouraged to become
16.0
involved in research that is being conducted within the Department of
Sophomore
Mechanical Engineering. These research areas include: biomechanics;
solid mechanics and materials; thermal-fluid systems; and robotics,
Fall
lec
lab
sem.hrs
automation, and design.
PAGN2XX
PHYSICAL EDUCATION
0.5
LAIS200
HUMAN SYSTEMS
3.0
The Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering degree is accredited
PHGN200
PHYSICS II-
4.5
by ABET.
ELECTROMAGNETISM AND
Program Educational Objectives
OPTICS
(Bachelor of Science in Mechanical
MATH213
CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS
4.0
AND ENGINEERS III
Engineering)
CEEN241
STATICS (Introduction to
3.0
The Mechanical Engineering program contributes to the educational
Mechanical Engineering)
objectives described in the CSM Graduate Profile and the ABET
MEGN200
INTRODUCTION TO
3.0
Accreditation Criteria. Accordingly, the Mechanical Engineering Program
MECHANICAL ENGINEERING
at CSM has established the following program educational objectives for
(Introduction to Mechanical
the B.S. in Mechanical Engineering degree:
Engineering)
18.0
Within three to five years of completing their degree, graduates will be:

72 Mechanical Engineering
Spring
lec
lab
sem.hrs
LAIS/EBGN
H&SS Restricted Elective III
3.0
PAGN2XX
PHYSICAL EDUCATION
0.5
MECH
Mechanical Engineering
3.0
MTGN202
ENGINEERED MATERIALS
3.0
ELECT
Elective*
MEGN361
THERMODYNAMICS I
3.0
FREE
Free Elective
3.0
EENG281
INTRODUCTION TO
3.0
EGGN492
SENIOR DESIGN II
3.0
ELECTRICAL CIRCUITS,
15.0
ELECTRONICS AND POWER
Total Hours: 134.5
MATH225
DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS
3.0
CEEN311
MECHANICS OF MATERIALS
3.0
* Mechanical Engineering students are required to take three Mechanical
15.5
Engineering elective courses. At least one of these courses must be from
List A, the remaining must be from List B.
Summer
lec
lab
sem.hrs
MEGN201
MECHANICAL FIELD SESSION
3.0
Mechanical Engineering List A Electives:
3.0
Junior
MEGN412
ADVANCED MECHANICS OF MATERIALS
3.0
Fall
lec
lab
sem.hrs
MEGN416
ENGINEERING VIBRATION
3.0
EBGN201
PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS
3.0
MEGN451
FLUID MECHANICS II
3.0
EGGN250
MULTIDISCIPLINARY
1.5
MEGN461
THERMODYNAMICS II
3.0
ENGINEERING LABORATORY
Mechanical Engineering List B Electives:
MEGN351
FLUID MECHANICS
3.0
MATH307
INTRODUCTION TO
3.0
CEEN405
NUMERICAL METHODS FOR ENGINEERS
3.0
SCIENTIFIC COMPUTING
CEEN406
FINITE ELEMENT METHODS FOR ENGINEERS 3.0
MEGN315
DYNAMICS
3.0
CEEN443
DESIGN OF STEEL STRUCTURES
3.0
MEGN424
COMPUTER AIDED
3.0
CEEN581
WATERSHED SYSTEMS MODELING
3.0
ENGINEERING
EBGN321
ENGINEERING ECONOMICS
3.0
16.5
EENG389
FUNDAMENTALS OF ELECTRIC MACHINERY
4.0
Spring
lec
lab
sem.hrs
EENG417
MODERN CONTROL DESIGN
3.0
LAIS/EBGN
H&SS Restricted Elective I
3.0
MEGN330
INTRODUCTION TO BIOMECHANICAL
3.0
EGGN350
MULTIDISCIPLINARY
1.5
ENGINEERING
ENGINEERING LABORATORY
MEGN380
MATERIALS AND MANUFACTURING
3.0
II
PROCESSES
MEGN471
HEAT TRANSFER
3.0
MEGN430
MUSCULOSKELETAL BIOMECHANICS
3.0
EENG307
INTRODUCTION TO
3.0
MEGN441
INTRODUCTION TO ROBOTICS
3.0
FEEDBACK CONTROL
SYSTEMS
MNGN444
EXPLOSIVES ENGINEERING II
3.0
MEGN481
MACHINE DESIGN
4.0
MTGN445
MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF MATERIALS
3.0
MEGN381
MANUFACTURING
3.0
MTGN450
STATISTICAL PROCESS CONTROL AND
3.0
PROCESSES (Manufacturing
DESIGN OF EXPERIMENTS
Processes)
MTGN464
FORGING AND FORMING
2.0
17.5
MTGN475
METALLURGY OF WELDING
2.0
Senior
MTGN475L
METALLURGY OF WELDING LABORATORY
1.0
Fall
lec
lab
sem.hrs
MTGN570
BIOCOMPATIBILITY OF MATERIALS
3.0
LAIS/EBGN
H&SS Restricted Elective II
3.0
or MLGN570
BIOCOMPATIBILITY OF MATERIALS
FREE
Free Elective
3.0
PEGN311
DRILLING ENGINEERING
4.0
EGGN450
MULTIDISCIPLINARY
1.0
PEGN361
COMPLETION ENGINEERING
3.0
ENGINEERING LABORATORY
PEGN419
WELL LOG ANALYSIS AND FORMATION
3.0
III
EVALUATION
EGGN491
SENIOR DESIGN I
3.0
PEGN515
RESERVOIR ENGINEERING PRINCIPLES
3.0
MECH
Mechanical Engineering
3.0
PHGN300
PHYSICS III-MODERN PHYSICS I
3.0
ELECT
Elective
PHGN350
INTERMEDIATE MECHANICS
4.0
MECH
Mechanical Engineering
3.0
PHGN435
INTERDISCIPLINARY MICROELECTRONICS
3.0
ELECT
Elective
PROCESSING LABORATORY
16.0
PHGN440
SOLID STATE PHYSICS
3.0
Spring
lec
lab
sem.hrs
FREE
Free Elective
3.0

Colorado School of Mines 73
Combined Mechanical Engineering
Biomechanical Engineering Minor
Baccalaureate and Masters Degrees
General Requirements
Mechanical Engineering offers a five year combined program in which
To obtain a Biomechanical Engineering Minor, students must take at
students have the opportunity to obtain specific engineering skills
least 18.0 credits from the courses listed below. Fundamentals of Biology
supplemented with graduate coursework in mechanical engineering.
I (BIOL110), General Biology II (CBEN303) and associated Laboratory
Upon completion of the program, students receive two degrees, the
(CBEN323), and Introduction to Biomechanical Engineering (MEGN330)
Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering and the Master of
are required (11.0 credits). Three more courses may be chosen from the
Science in Mechanical Engineering.
proposed list of electives. The list of electives will be modified as new
related courses become available.
Admission into a graduate degree program as a Combined
Undergraduate/Graduate degree student may occur as early as the
Required Courses (11.0 credits)
first semester Junior year and must be granted no later than the end of
registration the last semester Senior year. Students must meet minimum
BIOL110
FUNDAMENTALS OF BIOLOGY I
4.0
GPA admission requirements for the graduate degree.
CBEN303
GENERAL BIOLOGY II
3.0
Students are required to take an additional thirty credit hours for the M.S.
CBEN323
GENERAL BIOLOGY II LABORATORY
1.0
degree. Up to nine of the 30 credit hours beyond the undergraduate
MEGN330
INTRODUCTION TO BIOMECHANICAL
3.0
degree requirements can be 400-level courses. The remainder of
ENGINEERING
the courses will be at the graduate level (500-level and above). The
Mechanical Engineering Graduate Bulletin provides detail into the
Biomechanical Engineering Elective Courses
graduate program and includes specific instructions regarding required
MEGN430
MUSCULOSKELETAL BIOMECHANICS
3.0
and elective courses. Students may switch from the combined program,
which includes a non-thesis Master of Science degree to a M.S. degree
MEGN435
MODELING AND SIMULATION OF HUMAN
3.0
with a thesis option; however, if students change degree programs they
MOVEMENT
must satisfy all degree requirements for the M.S. with thesis degree.
or MEGN535
MODELING AND SIMULATION OF HUMAN
MOVEMENT
General CSM Minor/ASI requirements can be found here (p. 40).
MEGN436
COMPUTATIONAL BIOMECHANICS
3.0
Mechanical Engineering Areas of Special
or MEGN536
COMPUTATIONAL BIOMECHANICS
Interest (ASI)
MEGN530
BIOMEDICAL INSTRUMENTATION
3.0
MEGN531
PROSTHETIC AND IMPLANT ENGINEERING
3.0
and Minor Programs
MEGN532
EXPERIMENTAL METHODS IN BIOMECHANICS 3.0
MEGN537
PROBABILISTIC BIOMECHANICS
3.0
General Requirements
MEGN553
INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTATIONAL
3.0
The Mechanical Engineering Department offers minor and ASI
TECHNIQUES FOR FLUID DYNAMICS AND
programs. Students who elect an ASI or minor, must fulfill all prerequisite
TRANSPORT PHENOMENA
requirements for each course in a chosen sequence. Students in
MEGN x98, x99
SPECIAL TOPICS *
3.0
the sciences or mathematics must be prepared to meet prerequisite
requirements in fundamental engineering and engineering science
MTGN472
BIOMATERIALS I
3.0
courses. Students in engineering disciplines are better positioned to
or MTGN572
BIOMATERIALS
meet the prerequisite requirements for courses in the minor and ASI
MTGN570
BIOCOMPATIBILITY OF MATERIALS
3.0
Mechanical Engineering program.
CBEN311
INTRODUCTION TO NEUROSCIENCE
3.0
A twelve (ASI) or eighteen hour (minor) sequence must be selected from:
CBEN306
ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY: BONE, MUSCLE, 3.0
AND BRAIN
EENG307
INTRODUCTION TO FEEDBACK CONTROL
3.0
CBEN309
ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY: BONE, MUSCLE, 1.0
SYSTEMS
AND BRAIN LABORATORY
MEGN351
FLUID MECHANICS
3.0
CBEN320
CELL BIOLOGY AND PHYSIOLOGY
3.0
MEGN412
ADVANCED MECHANICS OF MATERIALS
3.0
CBEN454
APPLIED BIOINFORMATICS
3.0
MEGN424
COMPUTER AIDED ENGINEERING
3.0
or CBEN554
APPLIED BIOINFORMATICS
MEGN441
INTRODUCTION TO ROBOTICS
3.0
MATH331
MATHEMATICAL BIOLOGY
3.0
MEGN451
FLUID MECHANICS II
3.0
PHGN333
INTRODUCTION TO BIOPHYSICS
3.0
MEGN461
THERMODYNAMICS II
3.0
*
As the content of these courses varies, the course must be noted as
MEGN471
HEAT TRANSFER
3.0
relevant to the biomechanical engineering minor.
MEGN481
MACHINE DESIGN
4.0
Professor and Department Head
Gregory S. Jackson

74 Mechanical Engineering
George R. Brown Distinguished Professor
Emerita Professor
Robert J. Kee
Joan P. Gosink
Professors
Emeritus Associate Professor
John R. Berger
David Munoz
Cristian V. Ciobanu
Research Professor
Graham G. W. Mustoe
George Gilmer
Alexandra Newman
Research Associate Professor
Associate professors
Huayang Zhu
Joel M. Bach
Research Assistant Professors
Robert Braun
Christopher B. Dryer
Anthony Petrella
Branden Kappes
John P. H. Steele
Sandrine Ricote
Neal Sullivan
Affiliate Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Ruichong "Ray" Zhang
Michael Mooney
Assistant professors
Post-Doctoral Fellows
Gregory Bogin
Canan Karakaya
Ozkan Celik
Pejman Kazempoor
Steven DeCaluwe
Courses
EGGN399MA. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 1-6 Hour.
Jason Porter
EGGN399MB. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 1-6 Hour.
Anne Silverman
EGGN399MC. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 1-6 Hour.
Aaron Stebner
MEGN200. INTRODUCTION TO MECHANICAL ENGINEERING. 3.0
Hours.
Paulo Tabares-Velasco
(I, II) Students will learn the fundamentals behind mechanical
Nils Tilton
engineering, design and drafting. The course will include an introduction
to solid modeling using CAD and/or SolidWorks. Students will also
Cameron Turner
gain understanding of how to visualize and present technical data.
Understanding of the design process will be expanded from the previous
Douglas Van Bossuyt
course by understanding how drawing and prototyping are implemented
through practice in a common team design project. Teamwork,
Xiaoli Zhang
presentations and technical writing will be an integral part of this course.
Teaching Associate Professors
Prerequisite: EPIC151. 3 hours lecture; 3.0 semester hours.
MEGN201. MECHANICAL FIELD SESSION. 3.0 Hours.
Robert Amaro
(S) This course provides the student with hands-on experience in
Jenifer Blacklock
the use of modern engineering tools as part of the design process
including modeling, fabrication, and testing of components and systems.
Jered Dean
Student use engineering, mathematics and computers to conceptualize,
model, create, test, and evaluate components and systems of their
Ventzi Karaivanov
creation. Teamwork is emphasized by having students work in teams.
Leslie M. Light
Prerequisites: EENG281, CEEN311, and MEGN200. Three weeks in
summer field session; 3 semester hours.
Derrick Rodriguez
MEGN315. DYNAMICS. 3.0 Hours.
Emeriti Professors
(I, II, S) Absolute and relative motions. Kinetics, work-energy, impulse-
momentum, vibrations. Prerequisite: CEEN241 and MATH225. 3 hours
Robert King
lecture; 3 semester hours.
Michael B. McGrath

Colorado School of Mines 75
MEGN330. INTRODUCTION TO BIOMECHANICAL ENGINEERING. 3.0
MEGN381. MANUFACTURING PROCESSES. 3.0 Hours.
Hours.
(I, II, S) Introduction to a wide variety of manufacturing processes with
(I) The application of mechanical engineering principles and techniques
emphasis on process selection and laboratory measurements of process
to the human body presents many unique challenges. The discipline of
conditions with product variables. Consideration of relations among
Biomedical Engineering (more specifically, Biomechanical Engineering)
material properties, process settings, tooling features and product
has evolved over the past 50 years to address these challenges.
attributes. Design and implementation of a process for manufacture of
Biomechanical Engineering includes such areas as biomechanics,
a given component. Manual and Automated manufacturing and their
biomaterials, bioinstrumentation, medical imaging, and rehabilitation.
implementation in plant layouts. Understanding how to eliminate waste in
This course is intended to provide an introduction to, and overview
manufacturing processes and enhance scheduling and satisfying client
of, Biomechanical Engineering and to prepare the student for more
needs. Quality, tolerances and standards will be discussed along with
advanced Biomechanical coursework. At the end of the semester,
their importance in a manufacturing setting. Prerequisite: CEEN311. 3
students should have a working knowledge of the special considerations
lecture hours, 3 semester hours.
necessary to apply various mechanical engineering principles to the
MEGN398. SPECIAL TOPICS IN MECHANICAL ENGINEERING. 1-6
human body. Prerequisites: CEEN320, PHGN200. Co-requisites:
Hour.
MEGN315. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
(I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special
MEGN340. COOPERATIVE EDUCATION. 3.0 Hours.
interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is offered only
(I,II,S) Supervised, full-time engineering- related employment for a
once. Prerequisite: Instructor consent. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
contin uous six-month period in which specific educational objectives are
Repeatable for credit under different titles.
achieved. Students must meet with the Engineering Division Faculty Co-
MEGN399. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 1-6 Hour.
op Advisor prior to enrolling to clarify the educational objectives for their
(I, II) Individual research or special problem projects supervised by a
individual Co-op program. Prerequisite: Second semester sophomore
faculty member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a subject
status and a cumulative grade-point average of at least 2.00. 3 semester
matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: ?Independent Study?
hours credit will be granted once toward degree requirements. Credit
form must be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1
earned in EGGN340, Cooperative Education, may be used as free
to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for credit under different topic/experience.
elective credit hours or a civil specialty elective if, in the judgment of
the Co-op Advisor, the required term paper adequately documents
MEGN412. ADVANCED MECHANICS OF MATERIALS. 3.0 Hours.
the fact that the work experience entailed high-quality application
(I, II) General theories of stress and strain; stress and strain
of engineering principles and practice. Applying the credits as free
transformations, principal stresses and strains, octahedral shear stresses,
electives or civil electives requires the student to submit a ?Declaration
Hooke?s law for isotropic material, and failure criteria. Introduction to
of Intent to Request Approval to Apply Co-op Credit toward Graduation
elasticity and to energy methods. Torsion of noncircular and thin-walled
Requirements? form obtained from the Career Center to the Engineering
members. Unsymmetrical bending and shear-center, curved beams, and
Division Faculty Co-op Advisor.
beams on elastic foundations. Introduction to plate theory. Thick-walled
cylinders and contact stresses. Prerequisite: CEEN311, MEGN424. 3
MEGN351. FLUID MECHANICS. 3.0 Hours.
hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
(I, II, S) Fluid properties, fluid statics, control-volume analysis, Bernoulli
equation, differential analysis and Navier-Stokes equations, dimensional
MEGN416. ENGINEERING VIBRATION. 3.0 Hours.
analysis, internal flow, external flow, open-channel flow, turbomachinery.
(II) Theory of mechanical vibrations as applied to single- and multi-
Prerequisite: CEEN241 or MNGN317. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
degree-of-freedom systems. Analysis of free and forced vibrations to
different types of loading - harmonic, impulse, periodic and general
MEGN361. THERMODYNAMICS I. 3.0 Hours.
transient loading. Derive model systems using D?Alambert?s principle,
(I, II, S) A comprehensive treatment of thermodynamics from a
Lagrange?s equations and Hamilton?s principle. Analysis of natural
mechanical engineering point of view. Thermodynamic properties of
frequencies and mode shapes. Role of damping in machines and
substances inclusive of phase diagrams, equations of state, internal
structures. Analysis and effects of resonance. Use of the modal
energy, enthalpy, entropy, and ideal gases. Principles of conservation
superposition method and the transient Duhamel integral method.
of mass and energy for steady-state and transient analyses. First and
Prerequisite: MEGN315. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
Second Law of thermodynamics, heat engines, and thermodynamic
efficiencies. Application of fundamental principles with an emphasis
MEGN424. COMPUTER AIDED ENGINEERING. 3.0 Hours.
on refrigeration and power cycles. Prerequisite: MATH213/MATH223/
(I, II) This course introduces the student to the concept of computer-
MATH224. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
aided engineering. The major objective is to provide the student with the
necessary background to use the computer as a tool for engineering
MEGN380. MATERIALS AND MANUFACTURING PROCESSES. 3.0
analysis and design. The Finite Element Analysis (FEA) method and
Hours.
associated computational engineering software have become significant
This course focuses on available engineering materials and the
tools in engineering analysis and design. This course is directed to
manufacturing processes used in their conversion into a product or
learning the concepts of FEA and its application to civil and mechanical
structure as critical considerations in design. Properties, characteristics,
engineering analysis and design. Note that critical evaluation of the
typical selection criteria, and applications are reviewed for ferrous and
results of a FEA using classical methods (from statics and mechanics of
nonferrous metals, plastics and composites. The nature, features, and
materials) and engineering judgment is employed throughout the course.
economics of basic shaping operations are addressed with regard to
Prerequisite: CEEN311, MEGN201, and MTGN202. 3 hours lecture; 3
their limitations and applications and the types of processing equipment
semester hours.
available. Related technology such as measurement and inspection
procedures, numerical control systems and automated operations are
introduced throughout the course. Prerequisite: CEEN311, MTGN202. 3
hours lecture; 3 semester hours. Taught on demand.

76 Mechanical Engineering
MEGN430. MUSCULOSKELETAL BIOMECHANICS. 3.0 Hours.
MEGN461. THERMODYNAMICS II. 3.0 Hours.
(II) This course is intended to provide mechanical engineering students
(I) This course extends the subject matter of Thermodynamics I (MEGN
with a second course in musculoskeletal biomechanics. At the end of the
361) to include the study of exergy, ideal gas mixture properties,
semester, students should have in-depth knowledge and understanding
psychrometrics and humid air processes, chemical reactions, and the 1st,
necessary to apply mechanical engineering principles such as statics,
2nd and 3rd Laws of Thermodynamics as applied to reacting systems.
dynamics, and mechanics of materials to the human body. The course
Chemical equilibrium of multi-component systems, and simultaneous
will focus on the biomechanics of injury since understanding injury
chemical reactions of real combustion and reaction processes are
will require developing an understanding of normal biomechanics.
studied. Phase equilibrium, ionization, and the thermodynamics of
Prerequisite: MEGN315, CEEN311, MEGN330, or instructor permission.
compressible flow (nozzles and shock) are also introduced. Concepts of
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
the above are explored through the analysis of advanced thermodynamic
systems, such as cascaded and absorption refrigeration systems,
MEGN435. MODELING AND SIMULATION OF HUMAN MOVEMENT.
cryogenics, and advanced gas turbine and combined power cycles.
3.0 Hours.
Prerequisite: MEGN351, MEGN361. 3 hours lecture plus discussion
(II) Introduction to modeling and simulation in biomechanics. The course
section; 3 semester hours.
includes a synthesis of musculoskeletal properties and interactions with
the environment to construct detailed computer models and simulations.
MEGN466. INTRODUCTION TO INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINES.
The course will culminate in individual class projects related to each
3.0 Hours.
student?s individual interests. Prerequisites: MEGN315 and MEGN330,
(II) Welcome to MEGN 466, an introduction to Internal Combustion
or consent of the instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
Engines (ICEs); with a specific focus on Compression Ignition (CI) and
Spark Ignition (SI) reciprocating engines. This is an applied thermal
MEGN436. COMPUTATIONAL BIOMECHANICS. 3.0 Hours.
science course designed to introduce you to the fundamentals of both
Computational Biomechanics provides an introduction to the application
4-stroke and 2-stroke reciprocating engines ranging in size from model
of computer simulation to solve some fundamental problems in
airplane engines to large cargo ship engines. MEGN 466 is designed
biomechanics and bioengineering. Musculoskeletal mechanics, medical
as a one-semester course for students without prior experience with
image reconstruction, hard and soft tissue modeling, joint mechanics,
IC engines. However, the course will also include advanced engine
and inter-subject variability will be considered. An emphasis will be
technologies designed to deliver more horsepower, utilize less fuel,
placed on understanding the limitations of the computer model as a
and meet stringent emission regulations. Discussion of advancements
predictive tool and the need for rigorous verification and validation of
in alternative fueled engines will be covered as well. This course also
computational techniques. Clinical application of biomechanical modeling
includes an engine laboratory designed to provide hands-on experience
tools is highlighted and impact on patient quality of life is demonstrated.
and provide further insight into the material covered in the lectures.
Prerequisites: MEGN424, MEGN330. 3 hours lecture, 3 semester hours.
Prerequisites: MEGN351, MEGN361. Co-requisites: MEGN471 or
Fall odd years.
consent of the instructor. 3 hours lecture; 1.0 hour lab; 3 semester hours.
MEGN441. INTRODUCTION TO ROBOTICS. 3.0 Hours.
MEGN469. FUEL CELL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY. 3.0 Hours.
(I, II) Overview and introduction to the science and engineering of
(I) Investigate fundamentals of fuel-cell operation and electrochemistry
intelligent mobile robotics and robotic manipulators. Covers guidance and
from a chemical-thermodynamics and materials- science perspective.
force sensing, perception of the environment around a mobile vehicle,
Review types of fuel cells, fuel-processing requirements and approaches,
reasoning about the environment to identify obstacles and guidance path
and fuel-cell system integration. Examine current topics in fuel-cell
features and adaptively controlling and monitoring the vehicle health. A
science and technology. Fabricate and test operational fuel cells in the
lesser emphasis is placed on robot manipulator kinematics, dynamics,
Colorado Fuel Cell Center. Prerequisites: MEGN361 or CBEN357 or
and force and tactile sensing. Surveys manipulator and intelligent mobile
MTGN351, or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
robotics research and development. Introduces principles and concepts
of guidance, position, and force sensing; vision data processing; basic
MEGN471. HEAT TRANSFER. 3.0 Hours.
path and trajectory planning algorithms; and force and position control.
(I, II) Engineering approach to conduction, convection, and radiation,
Prerequi site: CSCI261 and EENG281. 2 hours lecture; 1 hour lab; 3
including steadystate conduction, nonsteady-state conduction, internal
semester hours.
heat generation conduction in one, two, and three dimensions, and
combined conduction and convection. Free and forced convection
MEGN451. FLUID MECHANICS II. 3.0 Hours.
including laminar and turbulent flow, internal and external flow. Radiation
(II) Review of elementary fluid mechanics and engineering, two-
of black and grey surfaces, shape factors and electrical equivalence.
dimensional external flows, boundary layers, flow separation;
Prerequisite: MATH225/MATH235; MEGN351; MEGN361 or PHGN341.
Compressible flow, isentropic flow, normal and oblique shocks, Prandtl-
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
Meyer expansion fans, Fanno and Rayleigh flow; Introduction to
flow instabilities (e.g., Kelvin-Helmholtz instability, Raleigh Benard
MEGN481. MACHINE DESIGN. 4.0 Hours.
convection). Prerequisite: MEGN351 or consent of instructor. 3 hours
(I, II) This course is an introduction to the principles of mechanical
lecture; 3 semester hours.
design. Methods for determining static, fatigue and surface failure are
presented. Analysis and selection of machine components such as
shafts, keys, couplings, bearings, gears, springs, power screws, and
fasteners is covered. Prerequisites: MEGN315 or PHGN350; MEGN200;
and MEGN424. 3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 4 semester hours.

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MEGN482. MECHANICAL DESIGN USING GD&T. 3.0 Hours.
programs or elective courses. The courses introduce undergraduate
(II) The mechanical design process can be broadly grouped into
students to economic and business principles so that they will understand
three phases: requirements and concept, design and analysis, details
the economic and business environments, both national and global, in
and drawing package. In this class students will learn concepts and
which they will work and live.
techniques for the details and drawing package phase of the design
process. The details of a design are critical to the success of a design
In keeping with the mission of the Colorado School of Mines, the Division
project. The details include selection and implementation of a variety of
of Economics and Business offers a Bachelor of Science in Economics.
mechanical components such as fasteners (threaded, keys, retaining
Most economics degrees at other universities are awarded as a Bachelor
rings), bearing and bushings. Fits and tolerances will also be covered.
of Arts, with a strong liberal arts component. Our degree is grounded in
Statistical tolerance analysis will be used to verify that an assembly
mathematics, engineering and the sciences. We graduate technologically
will fit together and to optimize the design. Mechanical drawings have
literate economists with quantitative economics and business skills that
become sophisticated communication tools that are used throughout
give them a competitive advantage in today’s economy.
the processes of design, manufacturing, and inspection. Mechanical
Economics majors have a range of career options following their
drawings are interpreted either by the ANSI or ISO standard which
undergraduate studies. Some pursue graduate degrees in economics,
includes Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T). In this course
business, or law. Others begin careers as managers, economic advisors,
the student will learn to create mechanical drawings that communicate
and financial officers in business or government, often in organizations
all of the necessary information to manufacture the part, inspect the
that deal with engineering, applied science, and advanced technology.
part, and allow the parts to be assembled successfully. Prerequisite:
MEGN201. 3 hours lecture, 3 semester hours.
Program Educational Objectives (Bachelor of
MEGN493. ENGINEERING DESIGN OPTIMIZATION. 3.0 Hours.
Science in Economics)
(II) The application of gradient, stochastic and heuristic optimization
algorithms to linear and nonlinear optimization problems in constrained
In addition to contributing toward achieving the educational objectives
and unconstrained design spaces. Students will consider problems
described in the CSM Graduate Profile and the ABET Accreditation
with continuous, integer and mixed-integer variables, problems with
Criteria, the educational objectives of the undergraduate program in
single or multiple objectives and the task modeling design spaces and
economics and business are:
constraints. Design optimization methods are becoming of increasing
1. To provide students with a strong foundation in economic theory and
importance in engineering design and offer the potential to reduce design
analytical techniques, taking advantage of the mathematical and
cycle times while improving design quality by leveraging simulation
quantitative abilities of CSM undergraduate students; and
and historical design data. Prerequisites: MATH213 and MATH225
2. To prepare students for the work force, especially in organizations
(Required), CSCI260 or CSCI261 or other experience with computer
in CSM’s areas of traditional strength (engineering, applied science,
programming languages (Suggested). 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
mathematics and computer science), and for graduate school,
MEGN497. SPECIAL SUMMER COURSE. 15.0 Hours.
especially in economics, business, and law.
MEGN498. SPECIAL TOPICS IN MECHANICAL ENGINEERING. 1-6
Hour.
Curriculum
(I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special
All economics majors take forty-five percent of their courses in math,
interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is offered only
science, and engineering, including the same core required of all CSM
once. Prerequisite: Instructor consent. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
undergraduates. Students take another forty percent of their courses in
Repeatable for credit under different titles.
economics and business. The remaining fifteen percent of the course
MEGN499. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 1-6 Hour.
work can come from any field. Many students complete minor programs
(I, II) Individual research or special problem projects supervised by a
in a technical field, such as computer science, engineering, geology or
faculty member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a subject
environmental science. A number of students pursue double majors.
matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: ?Independent Study?
To complete the economics major, students must take 45 hours of 300
form must be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1
and 400 level economics and business courses. Of these, 18 hours
to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for credit.
must be at the 400 level. At least 30 of the required 45 hours must be
Economics and Business
taken in residence in the home department. For students participating
in an approved foreign study program, up to 19 hours of the 30 hours in
residence requirement may be taken abroad.
2014-15
Degree Requirements in Economics
Program Description
Freshman
The economy is becoming increasingly global and dependent on
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advanced technology. In such a world, private companies and public
organizations need leaders and managers who understand economics
CORE
Common Core
33.0
and business, as well as science and technology.
33.0
Sophomore
Programs in the Division of Economics and Business are designed to
Fall
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sem.hrs
bridge the gap that often exists between economists and managers,
on the one hand, and engineers and scientists, on the other. All Mines
EBGN201
PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS
3.0
3.0
undergraduate students are introduced to economic principles in a
DIST SCI
Distributed Science III*
3.0
3.0
required course, and many pursue additional course work in minor

78 Economics and Business
MATH213
CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS
4.0
4.0
EBGN
EBGN Elective VI**
3.0
3.0
AND ENGINEERS III
EBGN
EBGN Elective VII**
3.0
3.0
LAIS200
HUMAN SYSTEMS
3.0
FREE
Free Electives
6.0
6.0
PAGN2XX
PHYSICAL EDUCATION
0.5
15.0
FREE
Free Elective
3.0
3.0
Total Hours: 128.0
16.5
Spring
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sem.hrs
*
Students in all degree options (majors) are required to complete
EBGN301
INTERMEDIATE
3.0
3.0
a minimum of three out of five courses from the list of Distributed
MICROECONOMICS
Science Requirements. For Economics Majors, students have a
MATH323
PROBABILITY AND
3.0
3.0
choice of three of the following: BIOL110, GEGN101, PHGN200,
STATISTICS FOR ENGINEERS
CHGN122, and CSCI101.
MATH225
DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS
3.0
3.0
**
At least 2 EBGN elective courses must be at the 400-level or above.
PAGN2XX
PHYSICAL EDUCATION
0.5
*** Students must take either EBGN409 or EBGN455.
FREE
Free Elective
3.0
Degree Requirements (Energy and
EBGN
EBGN Elective I**
3.0
3.0
Environmental Economics specialization)
15.5
Junior
Freshman
Fall
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sem.hrs
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EBGN302
INTERMEDIATE
3.0
3.0
CORE
Common Core
33.0
MACROECONOMICS
33.0
EBGN325
OPERATIONS RESEARCH
3.0
3.0
Sophomore
EBGN
EBGN Elective II**
3.0
3.0
Fall
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sem.hrs
LAIS/EBGN
H&SS GenEd Restricted
3.0
3.0
EBGN201
PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS
3.0
3.0
Elective I
DIST SCI
Distributed Science III*
3.0
3.0
FREE
Free Elective
3.0
3.0
MATH213
CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS
4.0
4.0
15.0
AND ENGINEERS III
Spring
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lab
sem.hrs
LAIS200
HUMAN SYSTEMS
3.0
EBGN303
ECONOMETRICS
3.0
3.0
PAGN2XX
PHYSICAL EDUCATION
0.5
EBGN321
ENGINEERING ECONOMICS
3.0
3.0
FREE
Free Elective
3.0
3.0
EBGN409
MATHEMATICAL
3.0
3.0
16.5
ECONOMICS***
Spring
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sem.hrs
or EBGN Elective III**
EBGN301
INTERMEDIATE
3.0
3.0
MICROECONOMICS
LAIS/EBGN
H&SS GenEd Restricted
3.0
3.0
Elective II
MATH323
PROBABILITY AND
3.0
3.0
STATISTICS FOR ENGINEERS
FREE
Free Elective
3.0
3.0
MATH225
DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS
3.0
3.0
15.0
PAGN2XX
PHYSICAL EDUCATION
0.5
Summer
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sem.hrs
FREE
Free Elective
3.0
EBGN403
FIELD SESSION
3.0
3.0
EBGN
EBGN Elective I
3.0
3.0
3.0
15.5
Senior
Junior
Fall
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sem.hrs
Fall
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sem.hrs
EBGN401
ADVANCED TOPICS IN
3.0
3.0
ECONOMICS
EBGN302
INTERMEDIATE
3.0
3.0
MACROECONOMICS
EBGN455
LINEAR PROGRAMMING***
3.0
3.0
EBGN325
OPERATIONS RESEARCH
3.0
3.0
or EBGN Elective III**
EBGN330
ENERGY ECONOMICS
3.0
3.0
LAIS/EBGN
H&SS GenEd Restricted
3.0
3.0
LAIS/EBGN
H&SS GenEd Restricted
3.0
3.0
Elective III
Elective I
EBGN
EBGN Elective IV**
3.0
3.0
FREE
Free Elective
3.0
3.0
FREE
Free Elective
3.0
3.0
15.0
15.0
Spring
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sem.hrs
Spring
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sem.hrs
EBGN303
ECONOMETRICS
3.0
3.0
EBGN
EBGN Elective V**
3.0
3.0
EBGN321
ENGINEERING ECONOMICS
3.0
3.0

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EBGN310
ENVIRONMENTAL AND
3.0
and business chosen from the lists below, for a total of 12 credit hours.
RESOURCE ECONOMICS
Except for Principles of Economics (EBGN201), economics courses
LAIS/EBGN
H&SS GenEd Restricted
3.0
3.0
taken to complete any other graduation requirement may not be counted
Elective II
toward the area of special interest.
FREE
Free Elective
3.0
3.0
Area of Special Interest in Entrepreneurship
15.0
The objective of the Area of Special Interest in Entrepreneurship is to
Summer
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sem.hrs
supplement an engineering or applied science education with tools and
EBGN403
FIELD SESSION
3.0
3.0
processes to recognize and evaluate entrepreneurial opportunities.
3.0
These tools include financial forecasting, business models and the
Senior
interrelationships of business functions including accounting, marketing,
Fall
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sem.hrs
finance, human resources and operations. The processes include
developing feasibility studies and business plans.
EBGN401
ADVANCED TOPICS IN
3.0
3.0
ECONOMICS
The area of Special Interest in Entrepreneurship requires that students
EBGN430
ADVANCED ENERGY
3.0
complete Principles of Economics (EBGN201), Business Principles for
ECONOMICS
Entrepreneurs (EBGN361), Introduction to Entrepreneurship (EBGN360)
EBGN455
LINEAR PROGRAMMING**
3.0
3.0
and Business Plan Development (EBGN460), for a total of 12 credit
hours.
or EBGN Elective II
EBGN
EBGN Elective III
3.0
3.0
Economics Focus
FREE
Free Elective
3.0
3.0
EBGN301
INTERMEDIATE MICROECONOMICS
3.0
15.0
EBGN302
INTERMEDIATE MACROECONOMICS
3.0
Spring
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sem.hrs
EBGN303
ECONOMETRICS
3.0
EBGN409
MATHEMATICAL
3.0
3.0
EBGN310
ENVIRONMENTAL AND RESOURCE
3.0
ECONOMICS**
ECONOMICS
or EBGN Elective II
EBGN315
BUSINESS STRATEGY
3.0
EBGN470
ENVIRONMENTAL
3.0
3.0
EBGN320
ECONOMICS AND TECHNOLOGY
3.0
ECONOMICS
EBGN330
ENERGY ECONOMICS
3.0
LAIS/EBGN
H&SS GenEd Restricted
3.0
3.0
EBGN340
ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY
3.0
Elective III
EBGN342
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
3.0
FREE
Free Electives
6.0
6.0
EBGN401
ADVANCED TOPICS IN ECONOMICS
3.0
15.0
EBGN409
MATHEMATICAL ECONOMICS
3.0
Total Hours: 128.0
EBGN437
REGIONAL ECONOMICS
3.0
*
Students in all degree options (majors) are required to complete
EBGN441
INTERNATIONAL ECONOMICS
3.0
a minimum of three out of five courses from the list of Distributed
EBGN443
PUBLIC ECONOMICS
3.0
Science Requirements. For Economics Majors, students have a
EBGN470
ENVIRONMENTAL ECONOMICS
3.0
choice of three of the following: BIOL110, GEGN101, PHGN200,
EBGN495
ECONOMIC FORECASTING
3.0
CHGN122, and CSCI101.
**
Students must take either EBGN409 or EBGN455.
Business Focus
EBGN304
PERSONAL FINANCE
3.0
General CSM Minor/ASI requirements can be found here (p. 40).
EBGN305
FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING
3.0
Minor Program in Economics
EBGN306
MANAGERIAL ACCOUNTING
3.0
The minor in Economics requires that students complete 6 economics
EBGN314
PRINCIPLES OF MANAGEMENT
3.0
courses, for a total of 18.0 credit hours. Minors are required to
EBGN321
ENGINEERING ECONOMICS
3.0
take Principles of Economics (EBGN201) and either Intermediate
EBGN325
OPERATIONS RESEARCH
3.0
Microeconomics (EBGN301) or Intermediate Macroeconomics
EBGN345
PRINCIPLES OF CORPORATE FINANCE
3.0
(EBGN302). Students must complete 4 additional courses from the lists
EBGN360
INTRODUCTION TO ENTREPRENEURSHIP
3.0
below. Students may choose courses from either the economics focus
or the business focus list (or both). Regardless of their course selection,
EBGN361
BUSINESS PRINCIPLES FOR
3.0
the minor remains "Economics." Economics courses taken as part of the
ENTREPRENEURS
Humanities and Social Sciences electives can be counted toward the
EBGN452
NONLINEAR PROGRAMMING
3.0
minor.
EBGN455
LINEAR PROGRAMMING
3.0
EBGN456
NETWORK MODELS
3.0
Area of Special Interest in Economics
EBGN457
INTEGER PROGRAMMING
3.0
The area of special interest in Economics requires that students complete
EBGN459
SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT
3.0
Principles of Economics (EBGN201) and 3 other courses in economics
EBGN460
BUSINESS PLAN DEVELOPMENT
3.0

80 Economics and Business
EBGN461
STOCHASTIC MODELS IN MANAGEMENT
3.0
Professors
SCIENCE
John T. Cuddington , William J. Coulter Professor
EBGN474
INVENTING, PATENTING AND LICENSING
3.0
Roderick G. Eggert
Minor Program in Operations Research (OR)
Graham A. Davis
The Operations Research minor consists of a minimum of 18 credit hours
of a logical sequence of courses. Only three of these hours may be
Alexandra M. Newman
taken in the student's degree-granting department. Three of these hours
must consist of a deterministic modeling course, three must consist of a
Michael R. Walls, Interim Division Director and Professor
stochastic modeling course, and no more than three must draw from a
survey course (combining both stochastic and deterministic modeling).
Associate Professors
Edward J. Balistreri
The objectives of the minor are to supplement an engineering or applied
science background with a formal approach to mathematical modeling
Jared C. Carbone
that includes assessing and/or improving the performance of a system.
Such a system could be naturally occurring or man-made. Examples of
Michael B. Heeley
such systems are manufacturing lines, mines, wind farms, mechanical
systems such as turbines and generators (or a collection of such objects),
Assistant Professors
waste water treatment facilities, and chemical processes. The formal
Harrison Fell
approach includes optimization, (e.g., linear programming, nonlinear
programming, integer programming), decision analysis, stochastic
Ian Lange
modeling, and simulation.
Peter Maniloff
Deterministic Modeling (minimum of one)
Steffen Rebennack
CSCI262
DATA STRUCTURES
3.0
CSCI406
ALGORITHMS
3.0
Teaching Associate Professors
MATH406
ALGORITHMS
3.0
Scott Houser
CSCI404
ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE
3.0
Becky Lafrancois
EBGN452
NONLINEAR PROGRAMMING
3.0
EBGN455
LINEAR PROGRAMMING
3.0
John Stermole
EBGN456
NETWORK MODELS
3.0
Professors Emeriti
EBGN457
INTEGER PROGRAMMING
3.0
EENG307
INTRODUCTION TO FEEDBACK CONTROL
3.0
Carol A. Dahl
SYSTEMS
John E. Tilton
MATH332
LINEAR ALGEBRA
3.0
EENG417
MODERN CONTROL DESIGN
3.0
Franklin J. Stermole
MEGN502
ADVANCED ENGINEERING ANALYSIS
3.0
Robert E.D. Woolsey
Stochastic Modeling (minimum of one)
Courses
EBGN459
SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT
3.0
EBGN198. SPECIAL TOPICS IN ECONOMICS AND BUSINESS. 1-6
EBGN461
STOCHASTIC MODELS IN MANAGEMENT
3.0
Hour.
SCIENCE
(I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special
EBGN528
INDUSTRIAL SYSTEMS SIMULATION
3.0
interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is offered only
EBGN560
DECISION ANALYSIS
3.0
once. Prerequisite: Instructor consent. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
MATH424
INTRODUCTION TO APPLIED STATISTICS
3.0
Repeatable for credit under different titles.
MATH438
STOCHASTIC MODELS
3.0
EBGN199. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 0.5-6 Hour.
MNGN438
GEOSTATISTICS
3.0
(I, II) Individual research or special problem projects supervised by a
faculty member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a subject
PEGN438
PETROLEUM GEOSTATISTICS
3.0
matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: ?Independent Study?
MTGN450
STATISTICAL PROCESS CONTROL AND
3.0
form must be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1
DESIGN OF EXPERIMENTS
to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for credit.
Survey Course (Maximum of one)
EBGN325
OPERATIONS RESEARCH
3.0
MNGN433
MINE SYSTEMS ANALYSIS I
3.0

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EBGN201. PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS. 3.0 Hours.
EBGN305. FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING. 3.0 Hours.
(I,II,S) Introduction to microeconomics and macroeconomics. This course
(I, II) Survey and evaluation of balance sheets and income and expense
focuses on applying the economic way of thinking and basic tools of
statements, origin and purpose. Evaluation of depreciation, depletion,
economic analysis. Economic effects of public policies. Analysis of
and reserve methods for tax and internal management purposes. Cash
markets for goods, services and resources. Tools of cost-benefit analysis.
flow analysis in relation to planning and -decision making. Inventory
Measures of overall economic activity. Determinants of economic growth.
methods and cost controls related to dynamics of production and
Monetary and fiscal policy. Prerequisites: None. 3 hours lecture; 3
processing. Prerequisite: EBGN201. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
semester hours.
EBGN306. MANAGERIAL ACCOUNTING. 3.0 Hours.
EBGN298. SPECIAL TOPICS IN ECONOMICS AND BUSINESS. 1-6
(II) Introduction to cost concepts and principles of management
Hour.
accounting including cost accounting. The course focuses on activities
(I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special
that create value for customers and owners of a company and
interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is offered only
demonstrates how to generate cost-accounting information to be used
once. Prerequisite: Instructor consent. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
in management decision making. Prerequisite: EBGN201, EBGN305. 3
Repeatable for credit under different titles.
hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
EBGN299. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 1-6 Hour.
EBGN310. ENVIRONMENTAL AND RESOURCE ECONOMICS. 3.0
(I, II) Individual research or special problem projects supervised by a
Hours.
faculty member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a subject
(I) (WI) Application of microeconomic theory to topics in environmental
matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: ?Independent Study?
and resource economics. Topics include analysis of pollution control,
form must be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1
benefit/cost analysis in decision-making and the associated problems
to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for credit.
of measuring benefits and costs, non-renewable resource extraction,
measures of resource scarcity, renewable resource management,
EBGN301. INTERMEDIATE MICROECONOMICS. 3.0 Hours.
environmental justice, sustainability, and the analysis of environmental
(I,II) This course introduces the theoretical and analytical foundations
regulations and resource policies. Prerequisite: EBGN201. 3 hours
of microeconomics and applies these models to the decisions and
lecture; 3 semester hours.
interactions of consumers, producers and governments. Develops and
applies models of consumer choice and production with a focus on
EBGN314. PRINCIPLES OF MANAGEMENT. 3.0 Hours.
general equilibrium results for competitive markets. Examines the effects
(II) Introduction of underlying principles, fundamentals, and knowledge
of market power and market failures on prices, allocation of resources
required of the manager in a complex, modern organization. Prerequisite:
and social welfare. Prerequisites: EBGN201 and MATH213. 3 hours
EBGN201. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
lecture; 3 semester hours.
EBGN315. BUSINESS STRATEGY. 3.0 Hours.
EBGN302. INTERMEDIATE MACROECONOMICS. 3.0 Hours.
(II) An introduction to game theory and industrial organization (IO)
(I,II) Intermediate macroeconomics provides a foundation for analyzing
principles at a practical and applied level. Topics include economies of
both short-run and long-run economic performance across countries and
scale and scope, the economics of the make-versus-buy decision, market
over time. The course discusses macroeconomic data analysis (including
structure and entry, dynamic pricing rivalry, strategic positioning, and the
national income and balance of payments accounting), economic
economics of organizational design. Prerequisite: EBGN201. 3 hours
fluctuations and the potentially stabilizing roles of monetary, fiscal and
lecture; 3 semester hours.
exchange rates policies, the role of expectations and intertemporal
EBGN320. ECONOMICS AND TECHNOLOGY. 3.0 Hours.
considerations, and the determinants of long-run growth. The effects of
(II) The theoretical, empirical and policy aspects of the economics of
external and internal shocks (such as oil price shocks, resource booms
technology and technological change. Topics include the economics of
and busts) are analyzed. Prerequisites: EBGN201 and MATH213. 3
research and development, inventions and patenting, the Internet, e-
hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
commerce, and incentives for efficient implementation of technology.
EBGN303. ECONOMETRICS. 3.0 Hours.
Prerequisite: EBGN201. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
(II) (WI) Introduction to econometrics, including ordinary least-squares
EBGN321. ENGINEERING ECONOMICS. 3.0 Hours.
and single- equation models; two-stage least-squares and multiple-
(II) Time value of money concepts of present worth, future worth,
equation models; specification error, serial correlation, heteroskedasticity,
annual worth, rate of return and break-even analysis applied to after-
and other problems; distributive-lag models and other extensions,
tax economic analysis of mineral, petroleum and general investments.
hypothesis testing and forecasting applications. Prerequisites: EBGN201
Related topics on proper handling of (1) inflation and escalation, (2)
and MATH323. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
leverage (borrowed money), (3) risk adjustment of analysis using
EBGN304. PERSONAL FINANCE. 3.0 Hours.
expected value concepts, (4) mutually exclusive alternative analysis and
(S) The management of household and personal finances. Overview of
service producing alternatives. Prerequisite: EBGN201. 3 hours lecture; 3
financial concepts with special emphasis on their application to issues
semester hours.
faced by individuals and households: budget management, taxes,
savings, housing and other major acquisitions, borrowing, insurance,
investments, meeting retirement goals, and estate planning. Survey of
principles and techniques for the management of a household?s assets
and liabilities. Study of financial institutions and their relationship to
households, along with a discussion of financial instruments commonly
held by individuals and families. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.

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EBGN325. OPERATIONS RESEARCH. 3.0 Hours.
EBGN361. BUSINESS PRINCIPLES FOR ENTREPRENEURS. 3.0
(I) This survey course introduces fundamental operations research
Hours.
techniques in the optimization areas of linear programming, network
(I) Students will be introduced to each of the functional areas of an
models (i.e., maximum flow, shortest part, and minimum cost flow),
entrepreneurial business, including marketing, accounting, finance,
integer programming, and nonlinear programming. Stochastic
operations, human resources management, and business operations.
(probabilistic) topics include queuing theory and simulation. Inventory
The course is designed to help students appreciate the interrelationship
models are discussed as time permits. The emphasis in this applications
of these business functions and, understand how they operate in an
course is on problem formulation and obtaining solutions using Excel
entrepreneurial start-up business. In this course students are expected to
Software. Prerequisite: Junior Standing, EBGN201, MATH112. 3 hours
participate in class discussion, and be active participants in the teaching/
lecture; 3 semester hours.
learning process. The class will be highly interactive and your engaged
participation and presence will be required. Prerequisite: EBGN201. 3
EBGN330. ENERGY ECONOMICS. 3.0 Hours.
hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
(I) Study of economic theories of optimal resource extraction, market
power, market failure, regulation, deregulation, technological change
EBGN398. SPECIAL TOPICS IN ECONOMICS AND BUSINESS. 1-6
and resource scarcity. Economic tools used to analyze OPEC, energy
Hour.
mergers, natural gas price controls and deregulation, electric utility
(I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special
restructuring, energy taxes, environmental impacts of energy use,
interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is offered only
government R&D programs, and other energy topics. Prerequisite:
once. Prerequisite: Instructor consent. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
EBGN201. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
Repeatable for credit under different titles.
EBGN340. ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY. 3.0 Hours.
EBGN399. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 1-6 Hour.
This course considers the intersection of energy and environmental policy
(I, II) Individual research or special problem projects supervised by a
from an economic perspective. Policy issues addressed include climate
faculty member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a subject
change, renewable resources, externalities of energy use, transportation,
matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: ?Independent Study?
and economic development and sustainability. Prerequisites: EBGN201.
form must be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for credit.
EBGN342. ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT. 3.0 Hours.
EBGN401. ADVANCED TOPICS IN ECONOMICS. 3.0 Hours.
(II) (WI) Theories of development and underdevelopment. Sectoral
(I) Application of economic theory to microeconomic and macroeconomic
development policies and industrialization. The special problems and
problems. This course will involve both theoretical and empirical
opportunities created by an extensive mineral endowment, including
modeling. Specific topics will vary by semester depending on faculty
the Dutch disease and the resource-curse argument. The effect of
and student interest. Topics may include general equilibrium modeling,
value-added processing and export diversification on development.
computational economics, game theory, the economics of information,
Prerequisite: EBGN201. 3 lecture hours; 3 semester hours. Offered
intertemporal allocations, economic growth, microfoundations of
alternate years.
macroeconomic models and policy simulation. Prerequisites: EBGN301,
EBGN302 and EBGN303. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
EBGN345. PRINCIPLES OF CORPORATE FINANCE. 3.0 Hours.
(II) Introduction to corporate finance, financial management, and financial
EBGN403. FIELD SESSION. 3.0 Hours.
markets. Time value of money and discounted cash flow valuation, risk
(S) (WI) An applied course for students majoring in economics. The field
and returns, interest rates, bond and stock valuation, capital budgeting
session may consist of either participation in a computer simulation or an
and financing decisions. Introduction to financial engineering and
independent research project under the supervision of a faculty member.
financial risk management, derivatives, and hedging with derivatives.
In the computer simulation, students work as part of the senior executive
Prerequisite: EBGN201. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
team of a company and are responsible for developing and executing a
strategy for their company with on-going decisions on everything from
EBGN360. INTRODUCTION TO ENTREPRENEURSHIP. 3.0 Hours.
new product development, to marketing, to finance and accounting.
(I) This course introduces students to the entrepreneurial process,
Prerequisites: EBGN301, EBGN302, EBGN303; or permission of the
focusing on the concepts, practices, and tools of the entrepreneurial
instructor. 3 semester hours.
world. This will be accomplished through a combination of readings,
cases, speakers, and projects designed to convey the unique
EBGN404. ADVANCED TOPICS IN MICROECONOMICS. 3.0 Hours.
environment of entrepreneurship and new ventures. The mastery of
(I) Application of economic theory to microeconomic problems. This
concepts covered in this course will lead to an initial evaluation of new
course will involve both theoretical and empirical modeling of consumers,
venture ideas. In this course students will interact with entrepreneurs,
producers and markets. Topics may include game theory, risk and
participate in class discussion, and be active participants in the teaching/
uncertainty, the economics of information, intertemporal allocations and
learning process. Prerequisite: EBGN201. Corequisite: EBGN361. 3
general equilibrium modeling. Prerequisites: EBGN301, EBGN302 and
hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
EBGN303. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.

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EBGN405. ADVANCED TOPICS IN MACROECONOMICS. 3.0 Hours.
EBGN452. NONLINEAR PROGRAMMING. 3.0 Hours.
(I) This course is a sequel to Intermediate Macroeconomics. The
(II) As an advanced course in optimization, this course will address
course will cover (i) modern economic growth theory and empirics;
both unconstrained and constrained nonlinear model formulation
(ii) microfoundations and econometric estimation of macroeconomic
and corresponding algorithms, e.g., gradient search and Newton's
relationships, such as consumption, gross fixed investment, inventory
method, Lagrange multiplier methods and reduced gradient algorithms.
behavior and the sustainability of fiscal deficits; and (iii) multi-sectoral
Applications of state-of-the-art hardware and software will emphasize
models of international trade and finance. Other topics may include
solving real-world problems in areas such as mining, energy,
real business cycle models, macroeconomic policy simulation,
transportation and the military. Prerequisite: EBGN455 or permission of
macroeconomic policy efficacy in globally integrated economies, foreign
instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
repercussions effects, empirical relationships between interest rates and
EBGN455. LINEAR PROGRAMMING. 3.0 Hours.
exchange rates, and interactions between resource industries and the
(I) This course addresses the formulation of linear programming models,
rest of the economy. Prerequisites: EBGN301, ENGN302, EBGN303. 3
examines linear programs in two dimensions, covers standard form and
hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
other basics essential to understanding the Simplex method, the Simplex
EBGN409. MATHEMATICAL ECONOMICS. 3.0 Hours.
method itself, duality theory, complementary slackness conditions, and
(II) Application of mathematical tools to economic problems. Coverage
sensitivity analysis. As time permits, multi-objective programming, an
of mathematics needed to read published economic literature and
introduction to linear integer programming, and the interior point method
to do graduate study in economics. Topics from differential and
are introduced. Applications of linear programming models discussed in
integral calculus, matrix algebra, differential equations, and dynamic
this course include, but are not limited to, the areas of manufacturing,
programming. Applications are taken from mineral, energy, and
finance, energy, mining, transportation and logistics, and the military.
environmental issues, requiring both analytical and computer solutions
Prerequisites: MATH332 or MATH348 or EBGN409 or permission of
using programs such as GAMS and MATHEMATICA. Prerequisites:
instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
MATH213, EBGN301, EBGN302; or permission of the instructor. 3 hours
EBGN456. NETWORK MODELS. 3.0 Hours.
lecture; 3 semester hours.
(II) Network models are linear programming problems that possess
EBGN430. ADVANCED ENERGY ECONOMICS. 3.0 Hours.
special mathematical structures. This course examines a variety of
(I) Application of economic models to understand markets for oil, gas,
network models, specifically, spanning tree problems, shortest path
coal, electricity, and renewable energy resources. Models, modeling
problems, maximum flow problems, minimum cost flow problems, and
techniques and applications include market structure, energy efficiency,
transportation and assignment problems. For each class of problem, we
demand-side management, energy policy and regulation. The emphasis
present applications in areas such as manufacturing, finance, energy,
in the course is on the development of appropriate models and their
mining, transportation and logistics, and the military. We also discuss
application to current issues in energy markets. Prerequisites: EBGN301,
an algorithm or two applicable to each problem class. As time permits,
EBGN330. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
we explore combinatorial problems that can be depicted on graphs,
e.g., the traveling salesman problem and the Chinese postman problem,
EBGN437. REGIONAL ECONOMICS. 3.0 Hours.
and discuss the tractability issues associated with these problems in
(I) (WI) Analysis of the spatial dimension of economies and economic
contrast to "pure" network models. Prerequisites: MATH111; EBGN325 or
decisions. Interregional capital and labor mobility. Location decisions
EBGN455; or permission of the instructor.
of firms and households. Agglomeration economies. Models of regional
economic growth. Measuring and forecasting economic impact and
EBGN457. INTEGER PROGRAMMING. 3.0 Hours.
regional growth. Local and regional economic development policy. Urban
(II) As an advanced course in optimization, this course will address
and regional spatial structure. Emphasis on application of tools and
computational performance of linear and linear-integer optimization
techniques of regional analysis. Prerequisite: EBGN301. 3 hours lecture;
problems, and, using state-of-the-art hardware and software, will
3 semester hours.
introduce solution techniques for "difficult" optimization problems. We will
discuss such methodologies applied to the monolith, e.g., branch-and-
EBGN441. INTERNATIONAL ECONOMICS. 3.0 Hours.
bound and its variations, cutting planes, strong formulations, as well as
(II) (WI) Theories and determinants of international trade, including static
decomposition and reformulation techniques, e.g., Lagrangian relaxation,
and dynamic comparative advantage and the gains from trade. The
Benders decomposition, column generation. Additional special topics may
history of arguments for and against free trade. The political economy of
be introduced as time permits. Prerequisite: EBGN455 or permission of
trade policy in both developing and developed countries. Prerequisite:
instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
EBGN301. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
EBGN443. PUBLIC ECONOMICS. 3.0 Hours.
(I) (WI) This course covers public-sector economics, including the
fundamental institutions and relationships between the government and
private decision makers. It covers the fundamental generalequilibrium
welfare theorems and their interaction with government policy instruments
that affect efficiency and distribution. Normative topics include an
intensive study of the causes and consequences of, and policy
prescriptions for, market failure due to public goods, or other problems
associated with externalities and income distribution. Positive analysis
focuses on policy formation in the context of political- economy and public
choice theories. Prerequisite: EBGN301. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester
hours.

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EBGN459. SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT. 3.0 Hours.
EBGN474. INVENTING, PATENTING AND LICENSING. 3.0 Hours.
(II) As a quantitative managerial course, the course will explore how firms
(S) (WI) This course provides an introduction to the legal framework
can better organize their operations so that they more effectively align
of inventing and patenting and addresses practical issues facing
their supply with the demand for their products and services. Supply
inventors. The course examines patent law, inventing and patenting in
Chain Management (SCM) is concerned with the efficient integration
the corporate environment, patent infringement and litigation, licensing,
of suppliers, factories, warehouses and retail-stores (or other forms of
and the economic impact of patents. Methods and resources for
distribution channels) so that products are provided to customers in the
market evaluation, searching prior art, documentation and disclosure of
right quantity and at the right time. Topics include managing economies
invention, and preparing patent applications are presented. Prerequisite:
of scale for functional products, managing market- mediation costs for
Permission of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
innovative products, make-to order versus make-to-stock systems, quick
EBGN495. ECONOMIC FORECASTING. 3.0 Hours.
response strategies, risk pooling strategies, supply-chain contracts and
(II) An introduction to the methods employed in business and
revenue management. Additional "special topics" will also be introduced,
econometric forecasting. Topics include time series modeling, Box-
such as reverse logistics issues in the supply-chain or contemporary
Jenkins models, vector autoregression, cointegration, exponential
operational and financial hedging strategies. Prerequisite: permission of
smoothing and seasonal adjustments. Covers data collection methods,
the instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
graphing, model building, model interpretation, and presentation of
EBGN460. BUSINESS PLAN DEVELOPMENT. 3.0 Hours.
results. Topics include demand and sales forecasting, the use of
(II) This course leads students through the process of developing a
anticipations data, leading indicators and scenario analysis, business
detailed business plan for a start-up company. The creation of a business
cycle forecasting, GNP, stock market prices and commodity market
plan can be challenging, frustrating, fascinating and will lead to a more
prices. Includes discussion of links between economic forecasting and
in-depth understand of how businesses start and operate. Most new
government policy. Prerequisites: EBGN301, EBGN302, EBGN303. 3
ventures are started by teams, with complementary skills and experience
hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
sets. In this class, therefore, students will work in teams to develop and
EBGN497. SUMMER PROGRAMS. 6.0 Hours.
write a business plan. This class is also about identifying a new product
or service with a viable market and potential to develop into a profitable
EBGN498. SPECIAL TOPICS IN ECONOMICS AND BUSINESS. 1-6
enterprise by expanding the feasibility study work from EBGN360. This
Hour.
course is the hands-on work of developing a business plan, and as such
(I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special
is intense and demanding. Additionally, this course will integrate previous
interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is offered only
entrepreneurship, business and economics classes. In this course
once. Prerequisite: Instructor consent. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
students are expected to participate in class discussion, and be active
Repeatable for credit under different titles.
participants in the teaching/learning process. The class will be highly
EBGN499. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 1-6 Hour.
interactive and engaged participation and presence will be required.
(I, II) Individual research or special problem projects supervised by a
Prerequisites: EBGN360, EBGN361; 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
faculty member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a subject
EBGN461. STOCHASTIC MODELS IN MANAGEMENT SCIENCE. 3.0
matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: ?Independent Study?
Hours.
form must be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1
(II) As a quantitative managerial course, the course is an introduction to
to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for credit.
the use of probability models for analyzing risks and economic decisions
and doing performance analysis for dynamic systems. The difficulties
of making decisions under uncertainty are familiar to everyone. We will
learn models that help us quantitatively analyze uncertainty and how to
use related software packages for managerial decision-making and to
do optimization under uncertainty. Illustrative examples will be drawn
from many fields including marketing, finance, production, logistics
and distribution, energy and mining. The main focus of the course is
to see methodologies that help to quantify the dynamic relationships
of sequences of "random" events that evolve over time. Prerequisite:
permission of the instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
EBGN470. ENVIRONMENTAL ECONOMICS. 3.0 Hours.
(II) (WI) This course considers the role of markets as they relate to
the environment. Topics discussed include environmental policy and
economic incentives, market and non-market approaches to pollution
regulation, property rights and the environment, the use of benefit/cost
analysis in environmental policy decisions, and methods for measuring
environmental and nonmarket values. Prerequisite: EBGN301. 3 hours
lecture; 3 semester hours.

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Geology and Geological
The curriculum may be followed along two concentration paths with
slightly different upper division requirements. Both concentrations
Engineering
are identical in the first two years as students study basic science,
mathematics, engineering science, and geological science. In the junior
2014-2015
year those students pursuing careers in ground-water engineering,
engineering geology and geotechnics, or geoenvironmental engineering
Program Description
applications follow the Environmental, Engineering Geology and
Geotechnics, and Ground-Water Engineering Concentration. Students
A Bachelor of Science degree in Geological Engineering is the basis
anticipating careers in resource exploration and development or who
for careers concentrating on the interaction of humans and the earth.
expect to pursue graduate studies in geological sciences follow the
Geological Engineers deal with a wide variety of the resource and
Mineral and Petroleum Exploration Engineering Concentration.
environmental problems that come with accommodating more and more
people on a finite planet. Geologic hazards and conditions must be
At all levels the Geological Engineering Program emphasizes laboratory
recognized and considered in the location and design of foundations
and field experience. All courses have a laboratory session, and after the
for buildings, roads and other structures; waste disposal facilities must
junior year students participate in a field course, which is six weeks of
be properly located, designed and constructed; contaminated sites and
geologic and engineering mapping and direct observation. The course
ground water must be accurately characterized before cleanup can be
involves considerable time outdoors in the mountains and canyons of
accomplished; water supplies must be located, developed and protected;
Utah and southwestern Colorado.
and new mineral and energy resources must be located and developed
in an environmentally sound manner. Geological Engineers are the
At the senior level, students begin to focus on a career path by taking
professionals trained to meet these challenges.
course sequences in at least two areas of geological engineering
specialization. The course sequences begin with a 4 unit course in the
The Geological Engineering curriculum provides a strong foundation
fundamentals of a field of geological engineering which is followed by
in the basic sciences, mathematics, geological science and basic
a 3 unit design-oriented course that emphasizes experience in direct
engineering along with specialized upper level instruction in integrated
application of principles through design projects.
applications to real problems. Engineering design is integrated
throughout the four year program, beginning in Design I (Freshman year)
Combined Undergraduate/Graduate
and ending with the capstone design courses in the senior year. The
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program is accredited by the:
Several degree programs offer CSM undergraduate students the
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education. An overview of these combined programs and description
of the admission process and requirements are found in the Graduate
Students have the background to take the Fundamentals of Engineering
Degrees and Requirements section of the Graduate Bulletin.
Exam, the first step in becoming a registered Professional Engineer.
Program Educational Objectives (Bachelor of
Graduates follow five general career paths:
Science in Geological Engineering)
Engineering Geology and Geotechnics. Careers in site investigation,
In addition to contributing toward achieving the educational objectives
design and stabilization of foundations and slopes; site characterization,
described in the CSM Graduate Profile and the ABET Accreditation
design, construction and remediation of waste disposal sites or
Criteria, the Geological Engineering Program at CSM has established the
contaminated sites; and assessment of geologic hazards for civil, mining
following program educational objectives, which students are expected to
or environmental engineering projects.
attain within a few years of graduation:
Ground-Water Engineering. Careers in assessment and remediation
1. Demonstrate a high level of technical competence
of ground-water contamination, design of ground-water control facilities
for geotechnical projects and exploration for and development of ground-
2. Demonstrate prowess in written, oral and graphical communication
water supplies.
3. Experience good teamwork and leadership practices
Petroleum Exploration and Development Engineering. Careers in
search for and development of oil and gas and their efficient extraction.
Program Requirements
Mineral Exploration and Development Engineering. Careers in search
In order to achieve the program goals listed above, every student working
for and development of natural deposits of metals, industrial materials
toward the Bachelor of Science Degree in Geological Engineering must
and rock aggregate.
complete the following requirements:
Geological Science. Students are also well prepared to pursue careers
Degree Requirements (Geological Engineering)
in basic geoscience. Graduates have become experts in fields as
Sophomore
divergent as global climate change, the early history of the Earth,
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planetary science, fractal representation of ground-water flow and
simulation of sedimentary rock sequences, to name a few. Careers are
GEGN203
ENGINEERING TERRAIN
2.0
2.0
available in research and education.
ANALYSIS

86 Geology and Geological Engineering
GEGN204
GEOLOGIC PRINCIPLES AND
2.0
2.0
Junior
PROCESSES
Fall
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sem.hrs
GEGN205
ADVANCED PHYSICAL
3.0
1.0
GEOL309
STRUCTURAL GEOLOGY AND
3.0
3.0
4.0
GEOLOGY LABORATORY
TECTONICS
MATH213
CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS
4.0
4.0
GEOL321
MINERALOGY AND MINERAL
2.0
3.0
3.0
AND ENGINEERS III
CHARACTERIZATION
CEEN241
STATICS
3.0
CHGN209
INTRODUCTION
3.0
LAIS200
HUMAN SYSTEMS
3.0
TO CHEMICAL
PAGN2XX
PHYSICAL EDUCATION
0.5
THERMODYNAMICS
15.5
EBGN201
PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS
3.0
3.0
Spring
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lab
sem.hrs
CEEN312
SOIL MECHANICS or MNGN
3.0
321
EPIC264
EPICS II: GEOLOGY GIS
2.0
3.0
3.0
16.0
GEGN206
EARTH MATERIALS
2.0
3.0
3.0
Spring
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lab
sem.hrs
PHGN200
PHYSICS II-
3.5
3.0
4.5
ELECTROMAGNETISM AND
GEGN307
PETROLOGY
2.0
3.0
3.0
OPTICS
GEGN317
GEOLOGIC FIELD METHODS
1.0
8.0
2.0
MATH222
INTRODUCTION TO
2.0
GEOL314
STRATIGRAPHY
3.0
3.0
4.0
DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS
GEGN351
GEOLOGICAL FLUID
3.0
3.0
FOR GEOLOGISTS &
MECHANICS
GEOLOGICAL ENGINEERS*
LAIS/EBGN
H&SS GenEd Restricted
3.0
3.0
CEEN311
MECHANICS OF MATERIALS
3.0
Elective I
PAGN2XX
PHYSICAL EDUCATION
0.5
TECH ELECT Tech Elective II*
3.0
3.0
16.0
18.0
Total Hours: 31.5
Summer
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sem.hrs
GEGN316
FIELD GEOLOGY
6.0
6.0
*
Only one of MATH222 and MATH225 can be counted toward
6.0
graduation in GE. Any student who completes MATH222 and then
Senior
changes majors out of Geology and Geological Engineering will be
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expected to complete MATH225 to meet graduation requirements.
GEGN
GEGN4xx Option Elective
3.0
3.0
4.0
(In this case, MATH222 cannot be counted toward graduation in any
ELECT
manner - even as a free elective.)
GEGN
GEGN4xx Option Elective
3.0
3.0
4.0
Following the sophomore year, Geological Engineering students choose
ELECT
from one of two concentrations:
GEGN432
GEOLOGICAL DATA
1.0
6.0
3.0
MANAGEMENT
1. Minerals and Petroleum Exploration Engineering
LAIS/EBGN
H&SS GenEd Restricted
3.0
3.0
2. Environmental, Engineering Geology and Geotechnics, and Ground-
Elective II
water Engineering
FREE
Free Elective
3.0
Minerals and Petroleum Exploration Engineering
17.0
Concentration
Spring
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sem.hrs
GEGN
GEGN4xx Design Elective
2.0
3.0
3.0
Recommended for students intending careers in exploration and
ELECT
development of mineral and fuels resources, or intending careers in
geoscience research and education.
GEGN
GEGN 4xx Design Elective
2.0
3.0
3.0
ELECT
Freshman
LAIS/EBGN
H&SS GenEd Restricted
3.0
3.0
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lab
sem.hrs
Elective III
CORE
Common Core
33.0
FREE
Free Elective
3.0
33.0
FREE
Free Elective
3.0
Sophomore
15.0
lec
lab
sem.hrs
Total Hours: 136.5
CORE
Sophomore Year
31.5
31.5

Colorado School of Mines 87
*
Technical Electives I & II: Either MNGN321 or CEEN312 is required
GEGN351
GEOLOGICAL FLUID
3.0
3.0
as ONE of the technical electives. An additional technical elective
MECHANICS
must be selected from a department list of approved courses.
LAIS/EBGN
H&SS GenEd Restricted
3.0
3.0
The technical elective credits must total a minimum of 6 hours of
Elective I
engineering topics with a minimum of 3 credit hours of engineering
MNGN321
INTRODUCTION TO ROCK
2.0
3.0
3.0
design.
MECHANICS
18.0
Option Electives
Summer
lec
lab
sem.hrs
Student must take TWO of the following four courses:
8.0
GEGN316
FIELD GEOLOGY
6.0
6.0
GEGN401
MINERAL DEPOSITS
6.0
GEGN438
PETROLEUM GEOLOGY
Senior
GEGN467
GROUNDWATER ENGINEERING
Fall
lec
lab
sem.hrs
GEGN468
ENGINEERING GEOLOGY AND GEOTECHNICS
GEGN468
ENGINEERING GEOLOGY
3.0
3.0
4.0
Design Electives
AND GEOTECHNICS
Students must take TWO of the following design courses,
6.0
GEGN467
GROUNDWATER
3.0
3.0
4.0
corresponding in subject area to the Option Elective:
ENGINEERING
GEGN403
MINERAL EXPLORATION DESIGN
GEGN432
GEOLOGICAL DATA
1.0
6.0
3.0
GEGN439
MULTIDISCIPLINARY PETROLEUM DESIGN
MANAGEMENT
GEGN469
ENGINEERING GEOLOGY DESIGN
LAIS/EBGN
H&SS GenEd Restricted
3.0
3.0
GEGN470
GROUND-WATER ENGINEERING DESIGN
Elective II
Environmental, Engineering Geology and
FREE
Free Elective
3.0
3.0
Geotechnics, and Ground-Water Engineering
17.0
Concentration
Spring
lec
lab
sem.hrs
GEGN469
ENGINEERING GEOLOGY
3.0
3.0
Recommended for students intending careers in geotechnical
DESIGN
engineering, hydrogeology, or other environmental engineering careers.
GEGN470
GROUND-WATER
3.0
3.0
Freshman
ENGINEERING DESIGN
lec
lab
sem.hrs
LAIS/EBGN
H&SS GenEd Restricted
3.0
3.0
Elective III
CORE
Common Core
33.0
FREE
Free Elective
3.0
3.0
33.0
FREE
Free Elective
3.0
3.0
Sophomore
15.0
lec
lab
sem.hrs
CORE
Sophomore Year
31.5
Total Hours: 136.5
31.5
Students in the Environmental, Engineering Geology and Geotechnics,
Junior
and Ground-Water Engineering Concentration may further specialize
Fall
lec
lab
sem.hrs
by utilizing their free elective courses to emphasize a specific specialty.
GEGN212
PETROGRAPHY FOR
1.0
3.0
2.0
Suggested courses are presented below and should be selected in
GEOLOGICAL ENGINEERS
consultation with the student’s advisor. The emphasis area is an informal
designation only and it will not appear on the transcript.
GEOL309
STRUCTURAL GEOLOGY AND
3.0
3.0
4.0
TECTONICS
Engineering Geology and Geotechnics Emphasis
CHGN209
INTRODUCTION
3.0
TO CHEMICAL
CEEN415
FOUNDATIONS
3.0
THERMODYNAMICS or MEGN
GEGN475
APPLICATIONS OF GEOGRAPHIC
3.0
361
INFORMATION SYSTEMS
EBGN201
PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS
3.0
3.0
EBGN321
ENGINEERING ECONOMICS
3.0
CEEN312
SOIL MECHANICS
3.0
GEGN399
INDEPENDENT STUDY IN ENGINEERING
1-6
CEEN312L
SOIL MECHANICS
1.0
GEOLOGY OR ENGINEERING
LABORATORY
HYDROGEOLOGY
16.0
GEGN499
INDEPENDENT STUDY IN ENGINEERING
1-6
GEOLOGY OR ENGINEERING
Spring
lec
lab
sem.hrs
HYDROGEOLOGY
GEGN317
GEOLOGIC FIELD METHODS
1.0
8.0
2.0
GEGN307
PETROLOGY
3.0
GEGN473
GEOLOGICAL ENGINEERING
3.0
3.0
GEOL321
MINERALOGY AND MINERAL
3.0
SITE INVESTIGATION
CHARACTERIZATION
GEOL314
STRATIGRAPHY
3.0
3.0
4.0
CSCI261
PROGRAMMING CONCEPTS
3.0

88 Geology and Geological Engineering
MNGN404
TUNNELING
3.0
Professors
MNGN408
UNDERGROUND DESIGN AND
2.0
Wendy J. Harrison
CONSTRUCTION
MNGN410
EXCAVATION PROJECT MANAGEMENT
2.0
Murray W. Hitzman, Charles F. Fogarty Professor of Economic Geology
MNGNnull445/545ROCK SLOPE ENGINEERING
3.0
Reed M. Maxwell
Water Engineering Emphasis
Stephen A. Sonnenberg, Charles Boettcher Distinguished Chair in
CEEN301
FUNDAMENTALS OF ENVIRONMENTAL
3.0
Petroleum Geology
SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING I
Richard F. Wendlandt
CEEN302
FUNDAMENTALS OF ENVIRONMENTAL
3.0
SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING II
Associate Professors
CEEN461
FUNDAMENTALS OF ECOLOGY
3.0
David A. Benson
CEEN470
WATER AND WASTEWATER TREATMENT
3.0
PROCESSES
Jerry D. Higgins
CEEN471
WATER AND WASTEWATER TREATMENT
3.0
John D. Humphrey
SYSTEMS ANALYSIS AND DESIGN
CEEN475
SITE REMEDIATION ENGINEERING
3.0
Thomas Monecke
CEEN480
ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTION: SOURCES,
3.0
CHARACTERISTICS, TRANSPORT AND FATE
Piret Plink-Bjorklund
CSCI260
FORTRAN PROGRAMMING
2.0
Kamini Singha, Joint appointment with Civil and Environmental
CSCI261
PROGRAMMING CONCEPTS
3.0
Engineering
EBGN321
ENGINEERING ECONOMICS
3.0
Bruce Trudgill
CHGN403
INTRODUCTION TO ENVIRONMENTAL
3.0
CHEMISTRY
Wei Zhou
CEEN492
ENVIRONMENTAL LAW
3.0
GEGN475
APPLICATIONS OF GEOGRAPHIC
3.0
Assistant Professors
INFORMATION SYSTEMS
Alexander Gysi
GEGN481
ADVANCED HYDROGEOLOGY
3.0
Nigel Kelly
GEGN483
MATHEMATICAL MODELING OF
3.0
GROUNDWATER SYSTEMS
Yvette Kuiper
GEGN499
INDEPENDENT STUDY IN ENGINEERING
1-6
GEOLOGY OR ENGINEERING
Alexis Sitchler
HYDROGEOLOGY
Teaching Professor
GEOL321
MINERALOGY AND MINERAL
3.0
CHARACTERIZATION
Christian V. Shorey
LAIS487
ENVIRONMENTAL POLITICS AND POLICY
3.0
Teaching Assistant Professor
LAIS488
WATER POLITICS AND POLICY
3.0
MATH332
LINEAR ALGEBRA
3.0
Elizabeth Holley
MEGN451
FLUID MECHANICS II
3.0
Distinguished Scientist
General CSM Minor/ASI requirements can be found here (p. 40).
Charles F. Kluth
Geological Engineering Minor and Area of
Research Professors
Special Interest
David Pyles
To receive a minor or ASI, a student must take at least 12 (ASI) or
J. Fredrick Sarg
18 (minor) hours of a logical sequence of courses. This may include
GEGN101 (4 hours) and up to 4 hours at the 200-level.
Research Associate Professors
Students must consult with the Department to have their sequence of
Donna S. Anderson
courses approved before embarking on a minor program.
Mason Dykstra
Professor and Department Head
Nicholas B. Harris
Paul M. Santi
Research Assistant Professors
Jennifer L. Aschoff

Colorado School of Mines 89
Jeremy Boak
GEGN203. ENGINEERING TERRAIN ANALYSIS. 2.0 Hours.
(I) Analysis of landforms, geologic processes, principles of
Maeve Boland
geomorphology, mapping, air photo and map interpretation, and
engineering uses of geologic information.. Geomorphology of glacial,
Mary Carr
volcanic, arid, karst, and complex geological landscapes. Introduction
Brian Ebel
to weathering, soils, hillslopes, and drainage systems. Prerequisite:
GEGN101. Must be taken concurrently with GEGN204 and GEGN205 for
Karin Hoal
GE majors. 2 hours lecture, 2 semester hours.
Professors Emerita
GEGN204. GEOLOGIC PRINCIPLES AND PROCESSES. 2.0 Hours.
(I) Introduction to advanced concepts of physical and historical geology
Eileen Poeter
from a scientific perspective. Development of the geologic time scale,
relative time, and geochronology. Chemical composition and cycling
Professors Emeriti
of elements in the Earth. Plate tectonics and how tectonics influence
John B. Curtis
sea-level history and sedimentation patterns. Evolution and the fossil
record. Critical events in Earth history with a focus on North America and
Thomas L.T. Grose
Colorado geology. Prerequisite: GEGN101. Must be taken concurrently
with GEGN203 and GEGN205 for GE majors. 2 hours lecture, 2 semester
John D. Haun
hours.
Neil F. Hurley
GEGN205. ADVANCED PHYSICAL GEOLOGY LABORATORY. 1.0
Hour.
Keenan Lee
(I) Basic geologic mapping and data gathering skills, with special
emphasis on air photos and topographic and geologic maps. Course will
Samuel B. Romberger
include fieldwork in geomorphic regions of Colorado, with analysis of
A. Keith Turner
landforms and geologic processes. Applications of geologic information
to solve geologic engineering problems. Prerequisite: GEGN101. Must be
John E. Warme
taken concurrently with GEGN203 and GEGN204 for GE majors. 3 hours
laboratory, 1 semester hour.
Robert J. Weimer
GEGN206. EARTH MATERIALS. 3.0 Hours.
Associate Professors Emeriti
(II) Introduction to Earth Materials, emphasizing the structure,
composition, formation, and behavior of minerals. Laboratories
L. Graham Closs
emphasize the recognition, description, and engineering evaluation
of earth materials. Prerequisite: GEGN101, GEGN203, GEGN204,
Timothy A. Cross
GEGN205. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
Gregory S. Holden
GEGN212. PETROGRAPHY FOR GEOLOGICAL ENGINEERS. 2.0
Hours.
Joint Appointment
(I) Introduction to concepts of rock forming processes as a basis
Stephen M. Enders
for rock classification. The course will teach practical skills allowing
identification of common rock types in hand specimen and in outcrop.
John E. McCray
Subsurface and nearsurface alteration and weathering processes will be
covered, emphasizing recognition of secondary mineral products and the
Courses
changes to the physical properties of these minerals in the rock masses.
GEGN101. EARTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL SYSTEMS. 4.0 Hours.
Prerequisites: GEGN206 or equivalent. 1 hour lecture, 3 hours lab; 2
(I, II, S) Fundamental concepts concerning the nature, composition and
semester hours.
evolution of the lithosphere, hydrosphere, atmosphere and biosphere of
GEGN299. INDEPENDENT STUDY IN ENGINEERING GEOLOGY OR
the earth integrating the basic sciences of chemistry, physics, biology
ENGINEERING HYDROGEOLOGY. 1-6 Hour.
and mathematics. Understanding of anthropological interactions with the
(I, II) Individual research or special problem projects supervised by a
natural systems, and related discussions on cycling of energy and mass,
faculty member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a subject
global warming, natural hazards, land use, mitigation of environmental
matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: ?Independent Study?
problems such as toxic waste disposal, exploitation and conservation
form must be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1
of energy, mineral and agricultural resources, proper use of water
to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for credit.
resources, biodiversity and construction. 3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 4
GEGN307. PETROLOGY. 3.0 Hours.
semester hours.
(II) An introduction to igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic processes,
stressing the application of chemical and physical mechanisms to study
the origin, occurrence, and association of rock types. Emphasis on the
megascopic and microscopic classification, description, and interpretation
of rocks. Analysis of the fabric and physical properties. Prerequisite:
GEOL321, CHGN209. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 3 semester hours.

90 Geology and Geological Engineering
GEGN316. FIELD GEOLOGY. 6.0 Hours.
GEGN401. MINERAL DEPOSITS. 4.0 Hours.
(S) Six weeks of field work, stressing geology of the Southern Rocky
(I) Introductory presentation of magmatic, hydrothermal, and
Mountain Province. Mapping of igneous, metamorphic, and sedimentary
sedimentary metallic ore deposits. Chemical, petrologic, structural, and
terrain using air photos, topographic maps, and other methods.
sedimentological processes that contribute to ore formation. Description
Diversified individual problems in petroleum geology, mining geology,
of classic deposits representing individual deposit types. Review of
engineering geology, structural geology, and stratigraphy. Formal
exploration sequences. Laboratory consists of hand specimen study of
reports submitted on several problems. Frequent evening lectures and
host rock-ore mineral suites and mineral deposit evaluation problems.
discussion sessions. Field trips emphasize regional geology as well as
Prerequisite: CHGN209, GEGN307, GEGN316, or consent of instructor.
mining, petroleum, and engineering projects. Prerequisites: GEGN203,
3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 4 semester hours.
GEGN204, GEGN205, GEGN206, GEGN212 or GEGN307, GEOL314,
GEGN403. MINERAL EXPLORATION DESIGN. 3.0 Hours.
GEOL309, and GEGN317. 6 semester hours (Summer Term).
(II) (WI) Exploration project design: commodity selection, target selection,
GEGN317. GEOLOGIC FIELD METHODS. 2.0 Hours.
genetic models, alternative exploration approaches and associated
(II) Methods and techniques of geologic field observations and
costs, exploration models, property acquisition, and preliminary
interpretations. Lectures in field techniques and local geology. Laboratory
economic evaluation. Lectures and laboratory exercises to simulate
and field project in diverse sedimentary, igneous, metamorphic,
the entire exploration sequence from inception and planning through
structural, and surficial terrains using aerial photographs and topographic
implementation to discovery, with initial ore reserve calculations and
maps. Geologic cross sections, maps, and reports. Weekend exercises
preliminary economic evaluation. Prerequisite: GEGN401 and EPIC251.
required. Prerequisites: GEGN203, GEGN204, GEGN205, GEOL309
2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
or GEOL308, GEGN212 or completion or concurrent enrollment in
GEGN404. ORE MICROSCOPY. 3.0 Hours.
GEGN307, and completion or concurrent enrollment in GEOL314. 1 hour
(II) Identification of ore minerals using reflected light microscopy, micro-
lecture, 8 hours field; 2 semester hours.
hardness, and reflectivity techniques. Interpretation of common ore
GEGN340. COOPERATIVE EDUCATION. 1-3 Hour.
mineral textures, including those produced by magmatic segregation,
(I, II, S) Supervised, full-time, engineering-related employment for
open space filling, replacement, exsolution, and recrystallization. Guided
a continuous six-month period (or its equivalent) in which specific
research on the ore mineralogy and ore textures of classical ore deposits.
educational objectives are achieved. Prerequisite: Second semester
Prerequisite: GEOL321, GEGN401, or consent of instructor. 6 hours lab;
sophomore status and a cumulative grade-point average of at least 2.00.
3 semester hours.
1 to 3 semester hours. Cooperative Education credit does not count
GEGN432. GEOLOGICAL DATA MANAGEMENT. 3.0 Hours.
toward graduation except under special conditions. Repeatable.
(I) Techniques for managing and analyzing geological data, including
GEGN342. ENGINEERING GEOMORPHOLOGY. 3.0 Hours.
statistical analysis procedures and computer programming. Topics
(I) Study of interrelationships between internal and external earth
addressed include elementary probability, populations and distributions,
processes, geologic materials, time, and resulting landforms on the
estimation, hypothesis testing, analysis of data sequences, mapping,
Earth?s surface. Influences of geomorphic processes on design
sampling and sample representativity, linear regression, and overview of
of natural resource exploration programs and siting and design of
univariate and multivariate statistical methods. Practical experience with
geotechnical and geohydrologic projects. Laboratory analysis of
principles of software programming and statistical analysis for geological
geomorphic and geologic features utilizing maps, photo interpretation and
applications via suppled software and data sets from geological case
field observations. Prerequisite: GEGN101. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab;
histories. Prerequistes: Senior standing in Geological Engineering or
3 semester hours.
permission of instructor. 1 hour lecture, 6 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
GEGN351. GEOLOGICAL FLUID MECHANICS. 3.0 Hours.
GEGN438. PETROLEUM GEOLOGY. 4.0 Hours.
(II) Properties of fluids; Bernoulli's energy equation, the momentum
(I) Source rocks, reservoir rocks, types of traps, temperature and
and mass equations; laminar and turbulent flow in pipes, channels,
pressure conditions of the reservoir, theories of origin and accumulation
machinery, and earth materials; subcritical and supercritical flow in
of petroleum, geology of major petroleum fields and provinces of the
channels; Darcy's Law; the Coriolis effect and geostrophic flow in the
world, and methods of exploration for petroleum. Term report required.
oceans and atmosphere; sediment transport. Prerequisite: CEEN241 or
Laboratory consists of study of well log analysis, stratigraphic correlation,
permission of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
production mapping, hydrodynamics and exploration exercises.
Prerequisite: GEOL308 or GEOL309 and GEOL314 or GEOL315; and
GEGN398. SEMINAR IN GEOLOGY OR GEOLOGICAL
GEGN316 or GPGN486 or PEGN316. 3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 4
ENGINEERING. 1-6 Hour.
semester hours.
(I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special
interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is offered only
GEGN439. MULTIDISCIPLINARY PETROLEUM DESIGN. 3.0 Hours.
once. Prerequisite: Instructor consent. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
(II) (WI) This is a multi-disciplinary design course that integrates
Repeatable for credit under different titles.
fundamentals and design concepts in geology, geophysics, and
petroleum engineering. Students work in integrated teams consisting
GEGN399. INDEPENDENT STUDY IN ENGINEERING GEOLOGY OR
of students from each of the disciplines. Multiple open-ended design
ENGINEERING HYDROGEOLOGY. 1-6 Hour.
problems in oil and gas exploration and field development, including
(I, II) Individual research or special problem projects supervised by a
the development of a prospect in an exploration play and a detailed
faculty member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a subject
engineering field study are assigned. Several detailed written and oral
matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: ?Independent Study?
presentations are made throughout the semester. Project economics
form must be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1
including risk analysis are an integral part of the course. Prerequisites:
to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for credit.
GE Majors: GEOL309, GEOL314, GEGN438, and EPIC264; GP Majors:
GPGN302, GPGN303, and EPIC268; PE Majors: GEOL308, PEGN316
and PEGN426. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 3 semester hours.

Colorado School of Mines 91
GEGN466. GROUNDWATER ENGINEERING. 3.0 Hours.
GEGN475. APPLICATIONS OF GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION
(I) Theory of groundwater occurrence and flow. Relation of groundwater
SYSTEMS. 3.0 Hours.
to surface; potential distribution and flow; theory of aquifer tests; water
(II) An introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and their
chemistry, water quality, and contaminant transport. Prerequisite:
applications to all areas of geology and geological engineering. Lecture
mathematics through calculus and MATH225, GEOL309, GEOL315,
topics include: principles of GIS, data structures, digital elevation models,
and GEGN351,or MEGN351 or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture, 3
data input and verification, data analysis and spatial modeling, data
semester hours.
quality and error propagation, methods of GIS projects, as well as video
presentations. Prerequisite: GEGN101. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 3
GEGN467. GROUNDWATER ENGINEERING. 4.0 Hours.
semester hours.
(I) Theory of groundwater occurrence and flow. Relation of groundwater
to surface water; potential distribution and flow; theory of aquifer tests;
GEGN481. ADVANCED HYDROGEOLOGY. 3.0 Hours.
water chemistry, water quality, and contaminant transport. Laboratory
(I) Lectures, assigned readings, and discussions concerning the theory,
sessions on water budgets, water chemistry, properties of porous media,
measurement, and estimation of ground water parameters, fractured-
solutions to hydraulic flow problems, analytical and digital models, and
rock flow, new or specialized methods of well hydraulics and pump tests,
hydrogeologic interpretation. Prerequisite: mathematics through calculus
tracer methods, and well construction design. Design of well tests in
and MATH225, GEOL309, GEOL314 or GEOL315, and GEGN351, or
variety of settings. Prerequisites: GEGN467 or consent of instructor. 3
MEGN351 or consent of instructor. For GE Majors only. 3 hours lecture, 3
hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
hours lab; 4 semester hours.
GEGN483. MATHEMATICAL MODELING OF GROUNDWATER
GEGN468. ENGINEERING GEOLOGY AND GEOTECHNICS. 4.0
SYSTEMS. 3.0 Hours.
Hours.
(II) Lectures, assigned readings, and direct computer experience
(I) Application of geology to evaluation of construction, mining, and
concerning the fundamentals and applications of analytical and finite-
environmental projects such as dams, water ways, tunnels, highways,
difference solutions to ground water flow problems as well as an
bridges, buildings, mine design, and land-based waste disposal facilities.
introduction to inverse modeling. Design of computer models to solve
Design projects including field, laboratory, and computer analysis are
ground water problems. Prerequisites: Familiarity with computers,
an important part of the course. Prerequisite: MNGN321 and CEEN312/
mathematics through differential and integral calculus, and GEGN467. 3
CEEN312L or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab, 4
hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
semester hours.
GEGN497. SUMMER PROGRAMS. 15.0 Hours.
GEGN469. ENGINEERING GEOLOGY DESIGN. 3.0 Hours.
GEGN498. SEMINAR IN GEOLOGY OR GEOLOGICAL
(II) (WI) This is a capstone design course that emphasizes realistic
ENGINEERING. 1-6 Hour.
engineering geologic/geotechnics projects. Lecture time is used to
(I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special
introduce projects and discussions of methods and procedures for
interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is offered only
project work. Several major projects will be assigned and one to two field
once. Prerequisite: Instructor consent. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
trips will be required. Students work as individual investigators and in
Repeatable for credit under different titles.
teams. Final written design reports and oral presentations are required.
Prerequisite: GEGN468 or equivalent and EPIC264. 2 hours lecture, 3
GEGN499. INDEPENDENT STUDY IN ENGINEERING GEOLOGY OR
hours lab; 3 semester hours.
ENGINEERING HYDROGEOLOGY. 1-6 Hour.
(I, II) Individual research or special problem projects supervised by a
GEGN470. GROUND-WATER ENGINEERING DESIGN. 3.0 Hours.
faculty member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a subject
(II) (WI) Application of the principles of hydrogeology and ground-water
matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: ?Independent Study?
engineering to water supply, geotechnical, or water quality problems
form must be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1
involving the design of well fields, drilling programs, and/or pump tests.
to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for credit.
Engineering reports, complete with specifications, analysis, and results,
will be required. Prerequisite: GEGN467 or equivalent or consent of
GEOC407. ATMOSPHERE, WEATHER AND CLIMATE. 3.0 Hours.
instructor and EPIC264. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
(II) An introduction to the Earth?s atmosphere and its role in weather
patterns and long term climate. Provides basic understanding of
GEGN473. GEOLOGICAL ENGINEERING SITE INVESTIGATION. 3.0
origin and evolution of the atmosphere, Earth?s heat budget, global
Hours.
atmospheric circulation and modern climatic zones. Long- and short-
(II) Methods of field investigation, testing, and monitoring for geotechnical
term climate change including paleoclimatology, the causes of glacial
and hazardous waste sites, including: drilling and sampling methods,
periods and global warming, and the depletion of the ozone layer.
sample logging, field testing methods, instrumentation, trench logging,
Causes and effects of volcanic eruptions on climate, El Nino, acid rain,
foundation inspection, engineering stratigraphic column and engineering
severe thunderstorms, tornadoes, hurricanes, and avalanches are also
soils map construction. Projects will include technical writing for
discussed. Microclimates and weather patterns common in Colorado.
investigations (reports, memos, proposals, workplans). Class will
Prerequisite: Completion of CSM freshman technical core, or equivalent.
culminate in practice conducting simulated investigations (using a
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours. Offered alternate years.
computer simulator). 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
GEOC408. INTRODUCTION TO OCEANOGRAPHY. 3.0 Hours.
(II) An introduction to the scientific study of the oceans, including
chemistry, physics, geology, biology, geophysics, and mineral resources
of the marine environment. Lectures from pertinent disciplines are
included. Recommended background: basic college courses in chemistry,
geology, mathematics, and physics. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
Offered alternate years.

92 Geology and Geological Engineering
GEOL102. INTRODUCTION TO GEOLOGICAL ENGINEERING. 1.0
GEOL314. STRATIGRAPHY. 4.0 Hours.
Hour.
(II) Lectures and laboratory and field exercises in concepts of stratigraphy
(II) Presentations by faculty members and outside professionals of case
and biostratigraphy, facies associations in various depositional
studies to provide a comprehensive overview of the fields of Geology
environments, sedimentary rock sequences and geometries in
and Geological Engineering and the preparation necessary to pursue
sedimentary basins, and geohistory analysis of sedimentary basins.
careers in those fields. A short paper on an academic professional path
Prerequisite: GEGN101, GEGN203, GEGN204, GEGN205. 3 hours
will be required. Prerequisite: GEGN101 or concurrent enrollment. 1 hour
lecture, 3 hours lab; 4 semester hours.
lecture; 1 semester hour.
GEOL315. SEDIMENTOLOGY AND STRATIGRAPHY. 3.0 Hours.
GEOL198. SEMINAR IN GEOLOGY OR GEOLOGICAL ENGINEERING.
(I) Integrated lecture, laboratory and field exercises on the genesis of
1-6 Hour.
sedimentary rocks as related to subsurface porosity and permeability
(I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special
development and distribution for non-geology majors. Emphasis is placed
interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is offered only
on siliciclastic systems of varying degrees of heterogeneity. Topics
once. Prerequisite: Instructor consent. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
include diagenesis, facies analysis, correlation techniques, and sequence
Repeatable for credit under different titles.
and seismic stratigraphy. Application to hydrocarbon exploitation stressed
throughout the course. Required of all PEGN students. Prerequisite:
GEOL199. INDEPENDENT STUDY IN GEOLOGY. 1-6 Hour.
GEGN101, PEGN308, or consent of instructor. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours
(I, II) Individual research or special problem projects supervised by a
lab; 3 semester hours.
faculty member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a subject
matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: ?Independent Study?
GEOL321. MINERALOGY AND MINERAL CHARACTERIZATION. 3.0
form must be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1
Hours.
to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for credit.
(I) Principles of mineralogy and mineral characterization. Crystallography
of naturally occurring materials. Principles of crystal chemistry.
GEOL299. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 1-6 Hour.
Interrelationships among mineral structure, external shape, chemical
GEOL308. INTRODUCTORY APPLIED STRUCTURAL GEOLOGY. 3.0
composition, and physical properties. Introduction to mineral stability.
Hours.
Laboratories emphasize analytical methods, including X-ray diffraction,
(II) Nature and origin of structural features of Earth?s crust emphasizing
scanning electron microscopy, and optical microscopy. Prerequisite:
structural controls on oil and gas entrapment. Structural patterns and
GEGN101, CHGN122, GEGN206. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab: 3
associations are discussed in context of plate tectonic theories, using
semester hours.
examples from across the globe. In class exercises and field projects in
GEOL399. INDEPENDENT STUDY IN GEOLOGY. 1-6 Hour.
structural geometry, mapping and cross section construction and seismic
(I, II) Individual research or special problem projects supervised by a
reflection data interpretation. Course required of all PEGN and GPGN
faculty member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a subject
students. Prerequisite: GEGN101. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: ?Independent Study?
GEOL309. STRUCTURAL GEOLOGY AND TECTONICS. 4.0 Hours.
form must be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1
(I) (WI) Recognition, habitat, and origin of deformational structures related
to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for credit.
to stresses and strains (rock mechanics and microstructures) and plate
GEOL410. PLANETARY GEOLOGY. 2.0 Hours.
tectonics. Structural development of mountain belts, rift, strike-slip and
(II) Geology of the terrestrial planets and moons, specifically the Moon
salt systems. Comprehensive field and laboratory projects use descriptive
and Mars. Emphasis will be placed on the geomorphology, planetary
geometry, stereographic projection, structural contours, map and cross
materials, geologic structure, geologic history, and natural resource
section construction, air photo interpretation, and seismic reflection data
potential of terrestrial planetary bodies. Lectures present the knowledge
analysis. Required of Geological Engineers. Prerequisite: GEGN101,
of materials, geomorphic processes, and geologic history. Prerequisite:
GEGN203, GEGN204, GEGN205 and GEGN206 or GPGN200. 3 hours
GEGN101. 2 hours lecture: 2 semester hours.
lecture, 3 hours lab; 4 semester hours.
GEOL443. UNDERGRADUATE FIELD SEMINAR. 1-3 Hour.
GEOL310. EARTH MATERIALS AND RESOURCES. 4.0 Hours.
Special advanced classroom and field programs emphasizing detailed
(I) Introduction to Earth Materials, emphasizing the structure, formation,
study of some aspects of the geology of an area or region. Field studies
distribution and engineering behavior of minerals, rocks and ores.
normally conducted away from the Golden campus. Classroom course
Laboratories emphasize the recognition, description and engineering
content dependent on area of study. Consent of instructor and/or
evaluation of natural materials. Lectures present the knowledge of natural
Department Head required. Fees assessed for field and living expenses
materials, processes and resources necessary for mining engineering
and transportation. 1 to 3 semester hours; may be repeated for credit with
careers. Prerequisite: GEGN101. 3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab: 4 semester
consent of instructor.
hours.
GEOL311. STRUCTURAL GEOLOGY FOR MINING ENGINEERS. 2.0
Hours.
(II) Nature and origin of structural features of Earth's crust emphasizing
structural controls of ore deposits and analysis of structures related to
rock engineering and mining. Structural features and processes are
related to stress/strain theory and rock mechanics principles. Lab and
field projects include deformation experiments, geologic map, cross
section, and orientation data analysis of structural features including
fractures, faults, folds, and rock cleavages. Prerequisite: GEGN101. 2
semester hours combined lecture and lab.

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GEOL470. APPLICATIONS OF SATELLITE REMOTE SENSING. 3.0
Hours.
(II) Students are introduced to geoscience applications of satellite
remote sensing. Introductory lectures provide background on satellites,
sensors, methodology, and diverse applications. One or more areas of
application are presented from a systems perspective. Guest lecturers
from academia, industry, and government agencies present case studies
focusing on applications, which vary from semester to semester. Students
do independent term projects, under the supervision of a faculty member
or guest lecturer, that are presented both written and orally at the end of
the term. Prerequisites: PHGN200 and MATH225 or consent of instructor.
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
GEOL497. SPECIAL SUMMER COURSE. 15.0 Hours.
GEOL498. SEMINAR IN GEOLOGY OR GEOLOGICAL ENGINEERING.
1-6 Hour.
(I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special
interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is offered only
once. Prerequisite: Instructor consent. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
Repeatable for credit under different titles.
GEOL499. INDEPENDENT STUDY IN GEOLOGY. 1-6 Hour.
(I, II) Individual research or special problem projects supervised by a
faculty member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a subject
matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: ?Independent Study?
form must be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1
to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for credit.

94 Geophysics
Geophysics
111 Market Place, Suite 1050
Baltimore, MD 21202-4012
Telephone: (410) 347-7700
2014-2015
Geophysical Engineering undergraduates who may have an interest
Program Description
in professional registration as engineers are encouraged to take the
Founded in 1926, the Department of Geophysics at the Colorado School
Engineer in Training (EIT)/Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam
of Mines is recognized and respected around the world for its programs
as seniors. The Geophysical Engineering Program has the following
in applied geophysical research and education. With 20 active faculty and
objectives and associated outcomes:
an average class size of 25-30, students receive individualized attention
Program Objective 1: Graduates will be competent geophysical
in a close-knit department. The mission of the geophysical engineering
engineers who are capable of independent and innovative problem
program is to educate undergraduates in the application of geophysics
solving.
to help meet global needs for energy, water, food, minerals, and the
mitigation of natural hazards by exploring and illuminating the dynamic
Program Objective 2: Graduates can design and execute experiments
processes of the Earth, oceans, atmosphere and solar system.
effectively with appropriate treatment of the resulting data.
Geophysicists study the Earth’s interior through physical measurements
Program Objective 3: Graduates will be competent in scientific
collected at the Earth’s surface, in boreholes, from aircraft, or from
computing.
satellites. Using a combination of mathematics, physics, geology,
chemistry, hydrology, and computer science, both geophysicists and
Program Objective 4: Graduates will be effective communicators, both
geophysical engineers analyze these measurements to infer properties
orally and in writing.
and processes within the Earth’s complex interior. Noninvasive imaging
Program Objective 5: Graduates will exhibit good team skills, be able to
beneath the surface of Earth and other planets by geophysicists is
lead and to follow effectively.
analogous to noninvasive imaging of the interior of the human body by
Student Outcomes (from ABET Criterion 3):
medical specialists.
a. An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and
The Earth supplies all materials needed by our society, serves as the
engineering.
repository for used products, and provides a home to all its inhabitants.
Geophysics and geophysical engineering have important roles to play
b. An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze
in the solution of challenging problems facing the inhabitants of this
and interpret data.
planet, such as providing fresh water, food, and energy for Earth’s
growing population, evaluating sites for underground construction and
c. An ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired
containment of hazardous waste, monitoring noninvasively the aging
needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental,
infrastructures of developed nations, mitigating the threat of geohazards
social, political, ethical, health, safety, manufacturability, and
(earthquakes, volcanoes, landslides, avalanches) to populated areas,
sustainability.
contributing to homeland security (including detection and removal of
unexploded ordnance and land mines), evaluating changes in climate
d. An ability to function on multidisciplinary teams.
and managing humankind’s response to them, and exploring other
e. An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems.
planets.
f. An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.
Energy companies and mining firms employ geophysicists to explore for
hidden resources around the world. Engineering firms hire geophysical
g. An ability to communicate effectively.
engineers to assess the Earth’s near-surface properties when sites
are chosen for large construction projects and waste-management
h. The broad education necessary to understand the impact of
operations. Environmental organizations use geophysics to conduct
engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal
groundwater surveys and to track the flow of contaminants. On the global
context.
scale, geophysicists employed by universities and government agencies
(such as the United States Geological Survey, NASA, and the National
i. A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long
Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration) try to understand such
learning.
Earth processes as heat flow, gravitational, magnetic, electric, thermal,
j. Knowledge of contemporary issues.
and stress fields within the Earth’s interior. For the past decade, nearly
100% of CSM’s geophysics graduates have found employment in their
k. An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools
chosen field, with about 70% choosing to pursue graduate studies.
necessary for engineering practice.
Bachelor of Science Program in Geophysical
Program Specific Outcomes
Engineering
1. Expanded perspective of applied geophysics as a result of participating
The Colorado School of Mines offers one of only two undergraduate
in employment or research.
geophysical engineering programs in the entire United States accredited
by:
2. An ability to analyze, quantitatively, the errors, limitations, and
uncertainties in data.
The Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for
Engineering and Technology

Colorado School of Mines 95
Geophysics Field Camp
penetrating radar, and instruments for recording seismic waves. Students
have access to the Department petrophysics laboratory for measuring
Each summer, a base of field operations is set up for four weeks, usually
properties of porous rocks.
in the mountains of Colorado, for students who have completed their
junior year. Students prepare geological maps and cross sections
Curriculum
and then use these as the basis for conducting seismic, gravimetric,
magnetic, electrical, and electromagnetic surveys. After acquiring these
Geophysics is an applied and interdisciplinary science; students therefore
various geophysical data-sets, the students process the data and develop
must have a strong foundation in physics, mathematics, geology and
an interpretation that is consistent with all the information. In addition to
computer sciences. Superimposed on this foundation is a comprehensive
the required four-week program, students can also participate in other
body of courses on the theory and practice of geophysical methods.
diverse field experiences. In recent years these have included cruises
As geophysics and geophysical engineering involve the study and
on seismic ships in the Gulf of Mexico, studies at an archeological site,
exploration of the entire earth, our graduates have great opportunities to
investigations at an environmental site, a ground-penetrating radar
work anywhere on, and even off, the planet. Therefore, the curriculum
survey on an active volcano in Hawaii, and a well-logging school offered
includes electives in the humanities and social sciences that give
by Baker Hughes.
students an understanding of international issues and different cultures.
Every student who obtains a Bachelor’s Degree in Geophysical
Study Abroad
Engineering completes the CSM Core Curriculum plus the courses
listed below. We recommend students download the current curriculum
The Department of Geophysics encourages its undergraduates to spend
flowchart from the Departmental webpage, http://geophysics.mines.edu/
one or two semesters studying abroad. At some universities, credits can
GEO-Undergraduate-Program.
be earned that substitute for course requirements in the geophysical
engineering program at CSM. Information on universities that have
Degree Requirements (Geophysical
established formal exchange programs with CSM can be obtained
Engineering)
from either the Department of Geophysics or the Office of International
Programs.
Freshman
lec
lab
sem.hrs
Combined BS/MS Program
CORE
Common Core
32.0
Undergraduate students in the Geophysical Engineering program
32.0
who would like to continue directly into the Master of Science program
Sophomore
in Geophysics or Geophysical Engineering, are allowed to fulfill part
Fall
lec
lab
sem.hrs
of the requirements of their graduate degree by including up to six
hours of specified course credits, which also were used in fulfilling
GEGN203
ENGINEERING TERRAIN
2.0
3.0
2.0
the requirements of their undergraduate degree. Students interested
ANALYSIS or 2041
to take advantage of this option should meet with their advisor or
PHGN200
PHYSICS II-
3.5
3.0
4.5
department head as early as possible in their undergraduate program to
ELECTROMAGNETISM AND
determine which elective courses will be acceptable and advantageous
OPTICS
for accelerating them through their combined BS/MS studies.
PAGN2XX
PHYSICAL EDUCATION
0.5
Summer Jobs in Geophysics
GEGN205
ADVANCED PHYSICAL
1.0
GEOLOGY LABORATORY
In addition to the summer field camp experience, students are given
GPGN200
INTRODUCTION TO
3.0
opportunities every summer throughout their undergraduate career to
GEOPHYSICS
work as summer interns within the industry, at CSM, or for government
EBGN201
PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS
3.0
3.0
agencies such as the U.S. Geological Survey. Students have recently
worked outdoors with geophysics crews in various parts of the U.S.,
MATH213
CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS
4.0
4.0
South America, and offshore in the Gulf of Mexico.
AND ENGINEERS III
18.0
Undergraduate Research
Spring
lec
lab
sem.hrs
Students are encouraged to try their hand at research by working
LAIS200
HUMAN SYSTEMS
3.0
on a project with a CSM faculty member, either part-time during the
PAGN2XX
PHYSICAL EDUCATION
0.5
semester, or full-time during the summer. As an alternative to a summer
GPGN221
THEORY OF FIELDS I: STATIC
3.0
3.0
internship, students may wish to participate in a Research Experience for
FIELDS
Undergraduates (REU), either at Mines or at another university. REU's
CSCI261
are typically sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and
PROGRAMMING CONCEPTS2
3.0
3.0
are listed on the NSF website.
MATH225
DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS
3.0
3.0
GPGN268
GEOPHYSICAL DATA
3.0
The Cecil H. and Ida Green Graduate and
ANALYSIS
Professional Center
15.5
The lecture rooms, laboratories, and computer-aided instruction areas
of the Department of Geophysics are located in the Green Center.
The Department maintains equipment for conducting geophysical field
measurements, including magnetometers, gravity meters, ground-

96 Geophysics
Junior
3
Electives must include at least 9 hours that meet LAIS core
Fall
lec
lab
sem.hrs
requirements. The Department of Geophysics encourages its
students to consider organizing their electives to form a Minor or an
GPGN303
INTRODUCTION TO GRAVITY,
3.0
3.0
4.0
Area of Special Interest (ASI). A guide suggesting various Minor and
MAGNETIC AND ELECTRICAL
ASI programs can be obtained from the Department office.
METHODS
4
Students must take either GEOL308 or GEOL309, and either
GPGN322
THEORY OF FIELDS II: TIME-
3.0
3.0
GEOL314 or GEOL315.
VARYING FIELDS
5
Students must take 11 credits of advanced GPGN elective courses
GPGN315
SUPPORTING GEOPHYSICAL
6.0
2.0
at the 400- or 500-level.
FIELD INVESTIGATIONS
6
Students can take either GPGN438 or GPGN439 to satisfy the senior
MATH348
ADVANCED ENGINEERING
3.0
3.0
design requirement. The multidisciplinary design course GPGN439,
MATHEMATICS or PHGN 311
a 3-credit course offered only in Spring semester, is strongly
ELECT
Electives3
6.0
6.0
recommended for students interested in petroleum exploration and
18.0
production. Students interested in non-petroleum applications of
Spring
lec
lab
sem.hrs
geophysics take GPGN438 for 3 credit hours, either by enrolling for
all 3 credit hours in one semester (Fall or Spring) or by enrolling for a
GEOL308
INTRODUCTORY APPLIED
2.0
3.0
3.0
portion of the 3 hours in Fall and the remainder in Spring.
STRUCTURAL GEOLOGY or
3094
General CSM Minor/ASI requirements can be found here (p. 40).
GPGN302
INTRODUCTION TO
3.0
3.0
4.0
ELECTROMAGNETIC AND
Minor in Geophysics/Geophysical
SEISMIC METHODS
Engineering
ELECT
Electives3
6.0
6.0
Geophysics plays an important role in many aspects of civil engineering,
GPGN320
ELEMENTS OF CONTINUUM
3.0
3.0
petroleum engineering, mechanical engineering, and mining engineering,
MECHANICS AND WAVE
as well as mathematics, physics, geology, chemistry, hydrology, and
PROPAGATION
computer science. Given the natural connections between these various
16.0
fields and geophysics, it may be of interest for students in other majors
Summer
lec
lab
sem.hrs
to consider choosing to minor in geophysics, or to choose geophysics as
an area of specialization. The core of courses taken to satisfy the minor
GPGN486
GEOPHYSICS FIELD CAMP
4.0
4.0
requirement typically includes some of the following geophysics methods
4.0
courses.
Senior
Fall
lec
lab
sem.hrs
GPGN200
INTRODUCTION TO GEOPHYSICS
3.0
GPGN404
DIGITAL SIGNAL ANALYSIS
3.0
3.0
GPGN302
INTRODUCTION TO ELECTROMAGNETIC AND 4.0
SEISMIC METHODS
GP ELECT
GPGN Advanced Elective5
3.0
3.0
4.0
GPGN303
INTRODUCTION TO GRAVITY, MAGNETIC AND 4.0
GP ELECT
GPGN Advanced Elective5
3.0
3.0
4.0
ELECTRICAL METHODS
GPGN438
GEOPHYSICS PROJECT
3.0
GPGN404
DIGITAL SIGNAL ANALYSIS
3.0
DESIGN or 439 (in Spring
GPGN409
INVERSION
3.0
Semester)6
GPGN432
FORMATION EVALUATION
4.0
ELECT
Electives3
3.0
3.0
GPGN470
APPLICATIONS OF SATELLITE REMOTE
3.0
17.0
SENSING
Spring
lec
lab
sem.hrs
The remaining hours can be satisfied by a combination of other
GPGN409
INVERSION
3.0
3.0
geophysics courses, as well as courses in geology, mathematics, and
GP ELECT
GPGN Advanced Elective5
3.0
3.0
computer science depending on the student’s major. Students must
consult with the Department of Geophysics to have their sequence of
GEOL315
SEDIMENTOLOGY AND
3.0
courses approved before embarking on a minor program.
STRATIGRAPHY or 314
ELECT
Electives3
3.0
3.0
Professors
12.0
Terence K. Young, Professor and Department Head
Total Hours: 132.5
Michael L. Batzle, Baker Hughes Professor of Petrophysics and Borehole
1
Students must take GEGN205 (1 credit hour) with either
Geophysics
GEGN203 or GEGN204 (2 credit hours).
Thomas L. Davis
2
Students should enroll in the Java section of CSCI261, although
C++ is accepted.
Dave Hale, Charles Henry Green Professor of Exploration Geophysics

Colorado School of Mines 97
Roelof K. Snieder, Keck Foundation Professor of Basic Exploration
Courses
Science
GPGN200. INTRODUCTION TO GEOPHYSICS. 3.0 Hours.
Ilya D. Tsvankin
(I) (WI) This is a discovery course designed to introduce sophomores
to the science of geophysics in the context of the whole-earth system.
Associate Professors
Students will explore the fundamental observations from which physical
and mathematical inferences can be made regarding the Earth?s origin,
Jeffrey Andrews-Hanna
structure, and processes. Examples of such observations are earthquake
Thomas M. Boyd, Dean of Graduate Studies
records; geodetic and gravitational data, such as those recorded by
satellites; magnetic measurements; and greenhouse gases in the
Yaoguo Li
atmosphere. Learning will take place through the examination of selected
topics that may vary from one semester to the next. Examples of such
Andre Revil
topics are: earthquake seismology, geomagnetism, geodynamics, and
climate change. 3 hours, lecture, 3 semester hours.
Paul C. Sava
GPGN221. THEORY OF FIELDS I: STATIC FIELDS. 3.0 Hours.
Assistant Professors
(II) Introduction to the theory of gravitational, magnetic, and electrical
fields encountered in geophysics. Emphasis on the mathematical and
Edwin Nissen
physical foundations of the various phenomena and the similarities and
Andrei Swidinsky
differences in the various field properties. Physical laws governing the
behavior of the gravitational, electric, and magnetic fields. Systems
Professors Emeriti
of equations of these fields. Boundary value problems. Uniqueness
theorem. Influence of a medium on field behavior. Prerequisites:
Frank A. Hadsell
PHGN200, MATH213, and concurrent enrollment in MATH225, or
Alexander A. Kaufman
consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
GPGN268. GEOPHYSICAL DATA ANALYSIS. 3.0 Hours.
Gary R. Olhoeft
(II) Geophysical Data Analysis focuses on open-ended problem solving
Phillip R. Romig, Jr.
in which students integrate teamwork and communication with the use
of computer software as tools to solve engineering problems. Computer
Research Professors
applications emphasize information acquisition and processing based
on knowing what new information is necessary to solve a problem and
Norman Bleistein, University Emeritus Professor
where to find the information efficiently. Students work on projects from
the geophysical engineering practice in which they analyze (process,
Kenneth L. Larner, University Emeritus Professor
model, visualize) data. In their projects, students encounter limitations
Research Associate Professor
and uncertainties in data and learn quantitative means for handling
them. They learn how to analyze errors in data, and their effects on data
Robert D. Benson
interpretation and decision making. 3 semester hours.
Research Assistant Professor
GPGN302. INTRODUCTION TO ELECTROMAGNETIC AND SEISMIC
METHODS. 4.0 Hours.
Richard Krahenbuhl
(II) (WI) This is an introductory study of electromagnetic and seismic
methods for imaging the Earth's subsurface. The course begins with
Adjunct Faculty
the connection between geophysical measurements and subsurface
Timothy Collett
materials. It introduces basic concepts, mathematics, and physics of
electromagnetic and seismic wave propagation, emphasizing similarities
Gavin P. Hayes
with the equations and physics that underlie all geophysical methods.
These methods are employed in geotechnical and environmental
Stephen J. Hill
engineering and resources exploration for base and precious metals,
Charles P. Oden
industrial minerals, geothermal and hydrocarbons. The discussion of
each method includes the principles, instrumentation, procedures of
David J. Wald
data acquisition, analysis, and interpretation. Prerequisites: PHGN200,
MATH213, MATH225, and MATH348 or PHGN311, or consent of
Distinguished Senior Scientists
instructor. 3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 4 semester hours.
Warren B. Hamilton
Misac N. Nabighian

98 Geophysics
GPGN303. INTRODUCTION TO GRAVITY, MAGNETIC AND
GPGN404. DIGITAL SIGNAL ANALYSIS. 3.0 Hours.
ELECTRICAL METHODS. 4.0 Hours.
(I) The fundamentals of one-dimensional digital signal processing as
(I) This is an introductory study of gravity, magnetic and electrical
applied to geophysical investigations are studied. Students explore the
methods for imaging the earth's subsurface. The course begins
mathematical background and practical consequences of the sampling
with the connection between geophysical measurements and
theorem, convolution, deconvolution, the Z and Fourier transforms,
subsurface materials. It introduces basic concepts, mathematics,
windows, and filters. Emphasis is placed on applying the knowledge
and physics of gravity, magnetic and electrical fields, emphasizing
gained in lecture to exploring practical signal processing issues.
emphasizing similarities with the equations and physics that underlie
This is done through homework and in-class practicum assignments
all geophysical methods. These methods are employed in geotechnical
requiring the programming and testing of algorithms discussed in lecture.
and environmental engineering and resources exploration for base and
Prerequisites: MATH213, MATH225, and MATH348 or PHGN311, or
precious metals, industrial minerals, geothermal and hydrocarbons. The
consent of instructor. Knowledge of a computer programming language is
discussion of each method includes the principles, instrumentation, and
assumed. 2 hours lecture; 2 hours lab, 3 semester hours.
procedures of data acquisition, analysis, and interpretation. Prerequisites:
GPGN409. INVERSION. 3.0 Hours.
PHGN200, MATH213, MATH225, and concurrent enrollment in
(II) The fundamentals of inverse problem theory as applied to geophysical
MATH348 or PHGN311, or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture, 3 hours
investigation are studied. Students explore the fundamental concepts
lab; 4 semester hours.
of inversion in a Bayesian framework as well as practical methods
GPGN315. SUPPORTING GEOPHYSICAL FIELD INVESTIGATIONS.
for solving discrete inverse problems. Topics studied include Monte
2.0 Hours.
Carlo methods, optimization criteria, convex optimization methods,
(I) Prior to conducting a geophysical investigation, geophysicists often
and error and resolution analysis. Weekly homework assignments
need input from related specialists such as geologists, surveyors, and
addressing either theoretical or numerical problems through programming
land-men. Students are introduced to the issues that each of these
assignments illustrate the concepts discussed in class. Prerequisites:
specialists must address so that they may understand how each affects
MATH213, MATH225, GPGN404 and MATH348 or PHGN311, or
the design and outcome of geophysical investigations. Students learn to
consent of instructor. Knowledge of a programming language is
use and understand the range of applicability of a variety of surveying
assumed. 3 hours lecture, 3 semester hours.
methods, learn the tools and techniques used in geological field mapping
GPGN411. ADVANCED GRAVITY AND MAGNETIC METHODS. 4.0
and interpretation, and explore the logistical and permitting issues directly
Hours.
related to geophysical field investigations. 6 hours lab, 2 semester hours.
(I) Instrumentation for land surface, borehole, sea floor, sea surface,
GPGN320. ELEMENTS OF CONTINUUM MECHANICS AND WAVE
and airborne operations. Reduction of observed gravity and magnetic
PROPAGATION. 3.0 Hours.
values. Theory of potential field effects of geologic distributions. Methods
(II) Introduction to continuum mechanics and elastic wave propagation
and limitations of interpretation. Prerequisite: GPGN303, or consent of
with an emphasis on principles and results important in seismology and
instructor. 3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 4 semester hours.
earth sciences in general. Topics include a brief overview of elementary
GPGN419. WELL LOG ANALYSIS AND FORMATION EVALUATION.
mechanics, stress and strain, Hooke?s law, notions of geostatic pressure
3.0 Hours.
and isostacy, fluid flow and Navier-Stokes equation. Basic discussion
(I) The basics of core analysis and the principles of all common borehole
of the wave equation for elastic media, plane wave and their reflection/
instruments are reviewed. The course shows (computer) interpretation
transmission at interfaces. Prerequisites: MATH213, PHGN200. 3 hours
methods that combine the measurements of various borehole instruments
lecture; 3 semester hours.
to determine rock properties such as porosity, permeability, hydrocarbon
GPGN322. THEORY OF FIELDS II: TIME-VARYING FIELDS. 3.0
saturation, water salinity, ore grade, ash content, mechanical strength,
Hours.
and acoustic velocity. The impact of these parameters on reserves
(I) Constant electric field. Coulomb's law. System of equations of the
estimates of hydrocarbon reservoirs and mineral accumulations are
constant electric field. Stationary electric field and the direct current in
demonstrated. In spring semesters, vertical seismic profiling, single well
a conducting medium. Ohm's law. Principle of charge conservation.
and cross-well seismic are reviewed. In the fall semester, topics like
Sources of electric field in a conducting medium. Electromotive force.
formation testing, and cased hole logging are covered. Prerequisites:
Resistance. System of equations of the stationary electric field. The
MATH225, MATH348 or PHGN311, GPGN302 and GPGN303. 3 hours
magnetic field, caused by constant currents. Biot-Savart law. The
lecture, 2 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
electromagnetic induction. Faraday's law. Prerequisite: GPGN221, or
GPGN420. ADVANCED ELECTRICAL AND ELECTROMAGNETIC
consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
METHODS. 4.0 Hours.
GPGN340. COOPERATIVE EDUCATION. 1-3 Hour.
(II) In-depth study of the application of electrical and electromagnetic
(I, II, S) Supervised, full-time, engineering-related employment for
methods to crustal studies, minerals exploration, oil and gas exploration,
a continuous six-month period (or its equivalent) in which specific
and groundwater. Laboratory work with scale and mathematical models
educational objectives are achieved. Prerequisite: Second semester
coupled with field work over areas of known geology. Prerequisite:
sophomore status and a cumulative grade-point average of 2.00. 0 to
GPGN302 and GPGN303, or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture, 3
3 semester hours. Cooperative Education credit does not count toward
hours lab; 4 semester hours.
graduation except under special conditions.
GPGN399. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 1-6 Hour.
(I, II) Individual research or special problem projects supervised by a
faculty member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a subject
matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: ?Independent Study?
form must be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1
to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for credit.

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GPGN432. FORMATION EVALUATION. 4.0 Hours.
GPGN470. APPLICATIONS OF SATELLITE REMOTE SENSING. 3.0
(II) The basics of core analysis and the principles of all common borehole
Hours.
instruments are reviewed. The course teaches interpretation methods
(II) An introduction to geoscience applications of satellite remote sensing
that combine the measurements of various borehole instruments to
of the Earth and planets. The lectures provide background on satellites,
determine rock properties such as porosity, permeability, hydrocarbon
sensors, methodology, and diverse applications. Topics include visible,
saturation, water salinity, ore grade and ash content. The impact of these
near infrared, and thermal infrared passive sensing, active microwave
parameters on reserve estimates of hydrocarbon reservoirs and mineral
and radio sensing, and geodetic remote sensing. Lectures and labs
accumulations is demonstrated. Geophysical topics such as vertical
involve use of data from a variety of instruments, as several applications
seismic profiling, single well and cross-well seismic are emphasized in
to problems in the Earth and planetary sciences are presented. Students
this course, while formation testing, and cased hole logging are covered
will complete independent term projects that are presented both written
in GPGN419/PEGN419 presented in the fall. The laboratory provides on-
and orally at the end of the term. Prerequisites: PHGN200 and MATH225
line course material and hands-on computer log evaluation exercises.
or consent of instructor. 2 hours lecture, 2 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
Prerequisites: MATH225, MATH348 or PHGN311, GPGN302, and
GPGN471. GEODYNAMICS AND GEOLOGY. 2.0 Hours.
GPGN303. 3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 4 semester hours. Only one of
(I) Earth?s evolving internal dynamics and properties have controlled
the two courses GPGN432 and GPGN419/ PEGN419 can be taken for
time-varying crustal geologic processes and their products. All terrestrial
credit.
planets fractionated synchronously with accretion, but only Earth
GPGN438. GEOPHYSICS PROJECT DESIGN. 1-3 Hour.
continued strongly active. Much geology, from ancient granite and
(I, II) (WI) Complementary design course for geophysics restricted
greenstone to recently enabled plate-tectonics, will be illustrated in
elective course(s). Application of engineering design principles to
the context of coevolving deep and shallow processes. Integration of
geophysics through advanced work, individual in character, leading to
geophysics, geology, and planetology will allow evaluation of popular and
an engineering report or senior thesis and oral presentation thereof.
alternative explanations, but the sum will be contrarian, not conventional.
Choice of design project is to be arranged between student and individual
Math and specialist vocabularies will be minimized. PREREQUISITES:
faculty member who will serve as an advisor, subject to department head
CHGN121, PHGN100, PHGN200, and GEGN101; or consent of
approval. Prerequisites: GPGN302 and GPGN303 and completion of or
instructor. 2 lecture hours, 2 semester hours.
concurrent enrollment in geophysics method courses in the general topic
GPGN475. PLANETARY GEOPHYSICS. 3.0 Hours.
area of the project design. Credit variable, 1 to 3 hours. Repeatable for
(I) Of the solid planets and moons in our Solar System, no two bodies
credit up to a maximum of 3 hours.
are exactly alike. This class will provide an overview of the observed
GPGN439. GEOPHYSICS PROJECT DESIGN / MULTIDISCIPLINARY
properties of the planets and moons, cover the basic physical processes
PETROLEUM DESIGN. 3.0 Hours.
that govern their evolution, and then investigate how the planets
(II) (WI) This is a multi-disciplinary design course that integrates
differ and why. The overarching goals are to develop a quantitative
fundamentals and design concepts in geology, geophysics, and
understanding of the processes that drive the evolution of planetary
petroleum engineering. Students work in integrated teams consisting
surfaces and interiors, and to develop a deeper understanding of
of students from each of the disciplines. Multiple open-ended design
the Earth by placing it in the broader context of the Solar System.
problems in oil and gas exploration and field development, including
Prerequisites: PHGN100, MATH225, and GEGN205 or GEOL410. Senior
the development of a prospect in an exploration play and a detailed
or graduate standing recommended. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
engineering field study are assigned. Several detailed written and oral
GPGN486. GEOPHYSICS FIELD CAMP. 4-6 Hour.
presentations are made throughout the semester. Project economics
(S) Introduction to geological and geophysical field methods. The
including risk analysis are an integral part of the course. Prerequisites:
program includes exercises in geological surveying, stratigraphic section
GE Majors: GEOL309, GEOL314, GEGN438, and EPIC264; GP Majors:
measurements, geological mapping, and interpretation of geological
GPGN302, GPGN303, and EPIC268; PE Majors: GEOL308, PEGN316
observations. Students conduct geophysical surveys related to the
and PEGN426. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
acquisition of seismic, gravity, magnetic, and electrical observations.
GPGN461. SEISMIC DATA PROCESSING I. 4.0 Hours.
Students participate in designing the appropriate geophysical surveys,
(I) This course covers the basic processing steps required to create
acquiring the observations, reducing the observations, and interpreting
images of the earth using 2-D and 3-D reflection seismic data. Topics
these observations in the context of the geological model defined
include data organization and domains, signal processing to enhance
from the geological surveys. Prerequisites: GEOL308 or GEOL309,
temporal and spatial resolution, identification and suppression techniques
GPGN302, GPGN303, and GPGN315 or consent of instructor.
of incoherent and coherent noises, velocity analysis, velocity conversion,
Repeatable to a maximum of 6 hours.
near-surface statics, datuming, common-midpoint stacking, imaging
GPGN498. SPECIAL TOPICS IN GEOPHYSICS. 1-6 Hour.
principles and methods used for post-stack and prestack time and depth
(I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special
imaging, migration-velocity analysis and post-imaging enhancement
interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is offered only
techniques. Examples from field data are extensively used. A three-
once. Prerequisite: Instructor consent. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
hour lab introduces the student to hands-on seismic data processing
Repeatable for credit under different titles.
using Seismic Unix. The final exam consists of a presentation of the data
processing a 2-D seismic line. Prerequisites: GPGN302 and GEOL308.
GPGN499. GEOPHYSICAL INVESTIGATION. 1-6 Hour.
Co-requisites: GPGN404. 3 hour lecture, 3 hour lab; 4 semester hours.
(I, II) Individual research or special problem projects supervised by a
faculty member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a subject
matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: ?Independent Study?
form must be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1
to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for credit.

100 Liberal Arts and International Studies
Liberal Arts and International
Spring
lec
lab
sem.hrs
LAIS2xx or
200- or 300-level Restricted
3.0
Studies
3xx
H&SS Elective
3.0
2014-2015
Senior
Program Description
Fall
lec
lab
sem.hrs
LAIS 4xx
400-level Restricted H&SS
3.0
As the 21st century unfolds, individuals, communities, and nations face
Elective
major challenges in energy, natural resources, and the environment.
3.0
While these challenges demand practical ingenuity from engineers
and applied scientists, solutions must also take into account social,
Total Hours: 19.0
political, economic, cultural, ethical, and global contexts. CSM students,
as citizens and future professionals, confront a rapidly changing society
Undergraduate Humanities and Social
that demands core technical skills complemented by flexible intelligence,
Sciences Requirement
original thought, and cultural sensitivity.
Beyond the core, LAIS offers the majority of the courses that meet the
Courses in Liberal Arts and International Studies (LAIS) expand students'
9 credit-hour Humanities and Social Science (HSS) requirement. The
professional and personal capacities by providing opportunities to
Division of Economic and Business also offers courses that may be used
explore the humanities, social sciences, and fine arts. Our curricula
to meet the HSS requirement.
encourage the development of critical thinking skills that will help students
make more informed choices as national and world citizens - promoting
Music (LIMU)
more complex understandings of justice, equality, culture, history,
Courses in Music do not count toward the Humanities & Social Sciences
development, and sustainability. Students,for example, study ethical
General Education restricted elective requirement, but may be taken
reasoning, compare and contrast different economies and cultures,
for Free Elective credit only. A maximum of 3.0 semester hours of
develop arguments from data, and interrogate globalization. LAIS
concert band, chorus, physical education, athletics or other activity
courses also foster creativity by offering opportunities for self-discovery.
credit combined may be used toward free elective credit in a degree
Students conduct literary analyses, improve communication skills, play
granting program.
music, learn media theory, and write poetry. These experiences foster
intellectual agility, personal maturity, and respect for the complexity of our
Foreign Language (LIFL)
world.
Four foreign languages are taught through the LAIS Division. In order
Required Undergraduate Core Courses
to gain basic proficiency from their foreign language study, students are
encouraged to enroll for at least two semesters in whatever language(s)
Two of three required undergraduate core courses in the Humanities
they elect to take. No student is permitted to take a foreign language
and Social Sciences are delivered by LAIS, namely, LAIS100, Nature
that is either his/her native language or second language.
and Human Values; and LAIS200, Human Systems. The third HSS core
course, EBGN201, Principles of Economics, is delivered by the Division
Undergraduate Minors
of Economics & Business.
At the undergraduate level, LAIS offers minors in Literature, Society, and
Freshman
the Environment; International Political Economy; Science, Technology,
Engineering, and Policy; Humanitarian Engineering; and an Individualized
Fall
lec
lab
sem.hrs
Undergraduate minor. See the minor tab for details. LAIS also is the
LAIS100
NATURE AND HUMAN
4.0
home for the minor in the McBride Honors Program in Public Affairs.
VALUES
4.0
Graduate Degree and Programs
Spring
lec
lab
sem.hrs
At the graduate level, LAIS offers a 36-hour degree, a Master of
EBGN201
PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS
3.0
International Political Economy of Resources (MIPER). It also offers
3.0
Graduate Certificates and Graduate minors in International Political
Sophomore
Economy and Science and Technology Policy. See the Graduate Bulletin
lec
lab
sem.hrs
for details.
LAIS200
HUMAN SYSTEMS
3.0
Hennebach Program in the Humanities
3.0
The Hennebach Program in the Humanities, supported by a major
Junior
endowment from Ralph Hennebach (CSM Class of 1941), sponsors a
Fall
lec
lab
sem.hrs
regular series of Visiting Professors and the general enhancement of
LAIS2xx or
200- or 300-level Restricted
3.0
the Humanities on campus. Recent visiting professors have included
3xx
H&SS Elective
scholars in Classics, Creative Writing, Environmental Studies, Ethics,
3.0
History, Literature, Philosophy, and Social Theory as well as the
interdisciplinary fields of Environmental Policy, and Science, Technology,
and Society Studies. The Program is dedicated to enriching the lives of
both students and faculty through teaching and research, with visiting
scholars offering courses, giving lectures, conducting workshops,

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and collaborating on projects. In addition, the Hennebach Program is
Humanities and Social Sciences Requirement
exploring opportunities for meeting the needs of Undergraduate students
Beyond the core, all Undergraduate students must take an additional
who would especially benefit from more focused study in the Humanities
three courses (9 semester hours) from the list below. The following
that would appropriately complement technical degree curricula.
restrictions apply to these three courses:
Writing Center
1. At least one of the three courses must be taken from the Division of
The LAIS Division operates the LAIS Writing Center, which provides
Liberal Arts and International Studies.
students with tutoring tailored to their individual writing problems
2. At least one of the three courses must be a 400-level course.
(including non-native speakers of English). It also provides faculty with
In any given semester, either LAIS or EB may offer 400-level
support for courses associated with the Writing Across the Curriculum
Special Topics courses that will be numbered as either LAIS498 or
program. Faculty and staff are welcome to make use of the Writing
EBGN498. Even though no Special Topics courses appear in the
Center's expertise for writing projects and problems. The Writing Center
list below, these courses may be used to fulfill the H&SS General
Staff also offers tutoring hours at CASA. The Writing Center is located on
Education restricted electives requirement as follows:
the 1st floor of Alderson Hall in room AH133.
a. All courses numbered LAIS498 will satisfy the requirement.
Program Educational Objectives
b. Some EBGN498 courses as determined on a case-by-case basis
will satisfy the rquirement. Consult EBGN in any given semester
In addition to contributing to the educational objectives described in
for EBGN498 courses that satisfy the requirement.
the CSM Graduate Profile and the ABET Accreditation Criteria, the
3. Typically, the other two courses are midlevel courses, i.e., 200 or 300
coursework in the Division of Liberal Arts and International Studies is
level classes. The only exception to this rule are Foreign Language
designed to help CSM develop in students the ability to engage in life-
courses (see below).
long learning and recognize the value of doing so by acquiring the broad
4. A maximum of two Foreign Language courses (LIFL) may be applied
education necessary to
toward satisfying the DHSS requirement. LIFL 498 or 499 may not be
used to satisfy the 400-level course requirement.
1. Understand the impact of engineering solutions in contemporary,
global, international, societal, political, and ethical contexts;
5. Music (LIMU) courses may not be used to meet the DHSS
requirement. They may be used for Free Elective credit only. A
2. Understand the role of Humanities and Social Sciences in identifying,
maximum of 3 semester hours of concert band chorus, physical
formulating, and solving engineering problems;
education, athletics, or other activity credit combined may be
3. Prepare to live and work in a complex world;
used toward free elective credit in a degree granting program.
4. Understand the meaning and implications of “stewardship of the
6. Single majors in Economics may not use Economics courses to
Earth”; and
meet the DHSS requirement. Economics majors must meet this
5. Communicate effectively in writing and orally.
requirement with courses from the Division of Liberal Arts and
International Studies, as per the above restrictions and requirements.
Curriculum
Students other than single majors in Economics may take up to 6
Key to courses offered by the LAIS Division:
semester hours (2 courses) of approved EBGN courses, listed below,
to satisfy the DHSS requirement.
Course Code
Course Title
7. During Pre-Registration each semester, only students with senior
LAIS
Humanities and Social Sciences
standing or instructor's permission are initially allowed to register for
LIFL
Foreign Language
400-level LAIS courses. If 400-level courses do not fill up during Pre-
LIMU
Music
Registration or soon thereafter, the Division Director may elect to
open course registration to sophomores and juniors who have met
CSM students in all majors must take 19 credit-hours in Humanities
the LAIS100 pre-requisite and LAIS200 co-requisite for 400-level
and Social Sciences, ranging from freshman through senior levels of
courses.
coursework. These courses are housed in the Division of Liberal Arts and
8. Except for foreign languages, NO AP or IB credit can be used to
International Studies and in the Division of Economics and Business.
meet the General Education Restricted Elective requirements.
AP/IB credits will be applied as free electives.
Required Core Courses
List of LAIS and EB Courses Satisfying the
1. All Undergraduate students are required to take the following two
core courses from the Division of Liberal Arts & International Studies:
DHSS Requirement
a. LAIS100 Nature and Human Values 4 semester hours
EBGN301
INTERMEDIATE MICROECONOMICS
3.0
b. LAIS200 Human Systems 3 semester hours
EBGN302
INTERMEDIATE MACROECONOMICS
3.0
2. All Undergraduate students are also required to take EBGN201
EBGN310
ENVIRONMENTAL AND RESOURCE
3.0
Principles of Economics (3 semester hours) from the Division of
ECONOMICS
Economics and Business.
EBGN320
ECONOMICS AND TECHNOLOGY
3.0
3. Students in the McBride Honors Program must take LAIS100, Nature
EBGN330
ENERGY ECONOMICS
3.0
and Human Values and EBGN201. Please see the McBride Honors
EBGN340
ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY
3.0
Program web site for further information.
EBGN342
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
3.0
EBGN437
REGIONAL ECONOMICS
3.0

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EBGN441
INTERNATIONAL ECONOMICS
3.0
LAIS409
SHAKESPEAREAN DRAMA
3.0
EBGN443
PUBLIC ECONOMICS
3.0
LAIS410
CRITICAL PERSPECTIVES ON 20TH CENTURY 3.0
EBGN470
ENVIRONMENTAL ECONOMICS
3.0
LITERATURE
LAIS220
INTRODUCTION TO PHILOSOPHY
3.0
LAIS411
LITERATURES OF THE AFRICAN WORLD
3.0
LAIS221
INTRODUCTION TO RELIGIONS
3.0
LAIS412
LITERATURE AND THE ENVIRONMENT
3.0
LAIS286
INTRODUCTION TO GOVERNMENT AND
3.0
LAIS415
MASS MEDIA STUDIES
3.0
POLITICS
LAIS416
FILM STUDIES
3.0
LAIS298
SPECIAL TOPICS
1-6
LAIS418
NARRATING THE NATION
3.0
LAIS300
CREATIVE WRITING: FICTION
3.0
LAIS419
MEDIA AND THE ENVIRONMENT
3.0
LAIS301
CREATIVE WRITING: POETRY I
3.0
LAIS421
ENVIRONMENTAL PHILOSOPHY AND POLICY
3.0
LAIS324
AUDIO/ACOUSTICAL ENGINEERING AND
3.0
LAIS423
ADVANCED SCIENCE COMMUNICATION
3.0
SCIENCE
LAIS430
CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
3.0
LAIS326
MUSIC THEORY
3.0
LAIS431
RELIGION & SECURITY
3.0
LAIS327
MUSIC TECHNOLOGY
3.0
LAIS435
LATIN AMERICAN DEVELOPMENT
3.0
LAIS328
BASIC MUSIC COMPOSITION AND
1.0
LAIS437
ASIAN DEVELOPMENT
3.0
ARRANGING
LAIS439
MIDDLE EAST DEVELOPMENT
3.0
LAIS330
MUSIC TECHNOLOGY CAPSTONE
3.0
LAIS440
WAR AND PEACE IN THE MIDDLE EAST
3.0
LAIS305
AMERICAN LITERATURE: COLONIAL PERIOD
3.0
LAIS441
AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT
3.0
TO THE PRESENT
LAIS442
NATURAL RESOURCES AND WAR IN AFRICA
3.0
LAIS307
EXPLORATIONS IN COMPARATIVE
3.0
LAIS446
GLOBALIZATION
3.0
LITERATURE
LAIS448
GLOBAL ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES
3.0
LAIS309
LITERATURE AND SOCIETY
3.0
LAIS450
POLITICAL RISK ASSESSMENT
3.0
LAIS310
MODERN EUROPEAN LITERATURE
1-3
LAIS452
CORRUPTION AND DEVEL OPMENT
3.0
LAIS311
BRITISH LITERATURE: MEDIEVAL TO MODERN 3.0
LAIS453
ETHNIC CONFLICT IN GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE
3.0
LAIS315
MUSICAL TRADITIONS OF THE WESTERN
3.0
WORLD
LAIS460
GLOBAL GEOPOLITICS
3.0
LAIS320
ETHICS
3.0
LAIS475
ENGINEERING CULTURES IN THE
3.0
DEVELOPING WORLD
LAIS322
LOGIC
3.0
LAIS485
CONSTITUTIONAL LAW AND POLITICS
3.0
LAIS323
INTRODUCTION TO SCIENCE
3.0
COMMUNICATION
LAIS486
SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY POLICY
3.0
LAIS325
CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY
3.0
LAIS487
ENVIRONMENTAL POLITICS AND POLICY
3.0
LAIS335
INTERNATIONAL POLITICAL ECONOMY OF
3.0
LAIS488
WATER POLITICS AND POLICY
3.0
LATIN AMERICA
LAIS489
NUCLEAR POWER AND PUBLIC POLICY
3.0
LAIS337
INTERNATIONAL POLITICAL ECONOMY OF
3.0
LAIS490
ENERGY AND SOCIETY
3.0
ASIA
LAIS498
SPECIAL TOPICS
1-6
LAIS339
INTERNATIONAL POLITICAL ECONOMY OF
3.0
LIFL113
SPANISH I
3.0
THE MIDDLE EAST
LIFL123
SPANISH II
3.0
LAIS341
INTERNATIONAL POLITICAL ECONOMY OF
3.0
LIFL114
ARABIC I
3.0
AFRICA
LIFL119
FRENCH I
3.0
LAIS344
INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS
3.0
LIFL124
ARABIC II
3.0
LAIS345
INTERNATIONAL POLITICAL ECONOMY
3.0
LIFL115
GERMAN I
3.0
LAIS365
HISTORY OF WAR
3.0
LIFL125
GERMAN II
3.0
LAIS370
HISTORY OF SCIENCE
3.0
LIFL129
FRENCH II
3.0
LAIS371
HISTORY OF TECHNOLOGY
3.0
LIFLx98
Special Topics
LAIS375
ENGINEERING CULTURES
3.0
LAIS377
ENGINEERING AND SUSTAINABLE
3.0
General CSM Minor/ASI requirements can be found here (p. 40).
COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
Minor Programs
LAIS398
SPECIAL TOPICS
1-6
LAIS401
CREATIVE WRITING: POETRY II
3.0
The Division of Liberal Arts and International Studies offers several minor
LAIS404
WOMEN, LITERATURE, AND SOCIETY
3.0
programs. Students who elect to pursue a minor usually will satisfy the
LAIS406
THE LITERATURE OF WAR AND
3.0
HSS requirements; however, the Music Technology ASI will not satisfy
REMEMBRANCE
these requirements. Students will need to use their free elective hours to
complete a minor.
LAIS407
SCIENCE IN LITERATURE
3.0
LAIS408
LIFE STORIES
3.0

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A minor requires a minimum of 18 credit-hours; an area of special interest
professional ethical responsibilities, intellectual property rights, regulatory
(ASI) requires a minimum of 12 credit hours. No more than half the
regimes, assessments of societal impacts, science policy implementation,
credits to be applied towards an LAIS minor or ASI may be transfer
and the roles of technical innovation in economic development or
credits. The LAIS Undergraduate Advisor must approve all transfer
international competitiveness. LAIS486 Science and Technology Policy
credits that will be used for an LAIS minor or ASI.
is required. Students work with the STEP Advisor to tailor a sequence of
other courses appropriate to their background and interests.
Prior to the completion of the sophomore year, a student wishing to
declare an LAIS Minor must fill out an LAIS Minor form (available in the
Humanitarian Engineering Minor and ASI
LAIS Office) and obtain approval signatures from the appropriate minor
LAIS Advisor: Prof. Juan Lucena. The Humanitarian Studies Minor and
advisor in LAIS and from the LAIS Director. The student must also fill out
ASI focuses on the intersection of science, technology, and engineering
a Minor/Area of Special Interest Declaration (available in the Registrar’s
in humanitarian projects. Scientific, technological, and engineering
Office) and obtain approval signatures from the student’s CSM advisor,
oriented humanitarian projects are intended to help marginalized
from the Head or Director of the student’s major department or division,
communities meet basic human needs (such as water, food, and shelter)
and from the LAIS Director. Students should consult the listed advisors
when these are missing or inadequate. LAIS320 Ethics is required.
for the specific requirements of each minor.
Other HS courses are offered through LAIS along with selected technical
The six minors or ASI available and their advisors are
electives by other academic units across campus. Students may also
wish to investigate the 28-credit minor in Humanitarian Engineering
Literature, Society, and the Environment
offered in cooperation with the Division of Engineering.
Minor and ASI
Individualized Undergraduate Minor
Program Advisors: Prof. Tina Gianquitto and Prof. Jay Straker. The
Program Advisor: Prof. Sandy Woodson. Students declaring an
Literature, Society, and the Environment Minor and ASI are designed
Undergraduate Individual Minor in LAIS must choose 18 restricted
for students with a passion for literature, and an interest in exploring
elective hours in LAIS with a coherent rationale reflecting some explicit
relationships between literary traditions and the broader social and
focus of study that the student wishes to pursue. A student desiring this
environmental processes that have helped inspire and shape them.
minor must design it in consultation with a member of the LAIS faculty
The minor's inter-disciplinary emphasis creates unique opportunities
who approves the rationale and the choice of courses, eg., pre-law or
for students to forge connections between literary studies and diverse
pre-med courses.
fields of inquiry, spanning the humanities and qualitative and quantitative
sciences. In the process of acquiring the minor, students will develop
Area of Special Interest in Music Technology
forms of intellectual creativity and sensitivity to social and environmental
dynamics increasingly expected of twenty-first century scientists and
Program Advisor: Prof. Bob Klimek. The Area of Special Interest in Music
engineers.
Technology is comprised of a sequence of courses that allows students
to combine interests and abilities in both the science and theory of music
International Political Economy Minor and
production. Completion of this ASI will train students in the technical
ASI
aspects of the music recording industry, including sound and video
recording, sound effects, and software design.
Program Advisor: Prof. James Jesudason. This minor and ASI are
ideal for students anticipating careers in the earth resources industries.
The Guy T. McBride, Jr. Honors Program in
The International Political Economy Program at CSM was the first
Public Affairs
such program in the U.S. designed with the engineering and applied
science student in mind, and it remains one of the very few international
Program Director: Prof. Kenneth Osgood. The curriculum of the McBride
engineering programs with this focus. International Political Economy is
Honors Program in Public Affairs offers a 21 semester-hour honors minor
the study of the interplay among politics, the economy, and culture. In
consisting of seminars, courses, and off-campus activities that has the
today’s global economy, international engineering and applied science
primary goal of providing a select number of students the opportunity
decisions are fundamentally political decisions made by sovereign
to cross the boundaries of their technical expertise into the ethical,
nations. Therefore, International Political Economy theories and models
cultural, socio-political, and environmental dimensions of human life.
are often used in evaluating and implementing engineering and science
Students will develop their skills in communication, critical thinking, and
projects. Project evaluations and feasibilities now involve the application
leadership through seminar style classes that explore diverse aspects
of such IPE methods as political risk assessment and mitigation. The IPE
of the human experience. Themes, approaches, and perspectives from
minor is also a gateway to the Graduate Program in International Political
the humanities and the social sciences are integrated with science
Economy.
and engineering perspectives to develop in students habits of thought
necessary for a comprehensive understanding of societal and cultural
Science, Technology, Engineering, and
issues that enhance critical thinking, social responsibility, and enlightened
Policy Minor and ASI
leadership. Please see the McBride Honors Program entry in the Bulletin
and the Program website for further information.
The Science, Technology, Engineering, and Policy Minor focuses
on science, technology, and engineering in the societal and policy
Professors
context: how STE influence society, politics, and policy, and how society,
politics, and policy influence STE. Courses provide historical, social
Elizabeth Van Wie Davis
scientific, ethical, and policy approaches to issues that inevitably confront
Juan C Lucena
professional applied scientists, engineers, managers, and administrators
in both public and private sectors. Such issues concern, for example,

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Carl Mitcham
Eul-Soo Pang
Kenneth Osgood, Director of McBride Honors Program
Anton G. Pegis
Associate Professors
Thomas Philipose, University professor emeriti
Hussein A. Amery
Arthur B. Sacks
Tina L. Gianquitto, Interim Division Director
Joseph D. Sneed
Kathleen J. Hancock
Associate Professors Emeriti
John R. Heilbrunn
Betty J. Cannon
Jon Leydens
Kathleen H. Ochs
James D. Straker
Laura J. Pang
Assistant Professors
Karen B. Wiley
Sylvia Gaylord
Courses
Derrick Hudson, Director MIPER Program
HNRS305. EXPLORATIONS IN MODERN AMERICA. 3.0 Hours.
(I, II) (WI) Honors core course that develops student skills in reading,
Jessica Rolston, Hennebach Assistant Professor
writing, critical thinking, and oral communication. skills through the
exploration of selected topics related to the social, cultural, and political
Teaching Professors
ideas and events that have shaped the development of the modern
Sandy Woodson , Undergraduate Advisor
United States and its role in the world. Prerequisite: Admission to the
Program and LAIS100: Nature & Human Values. 3 lecture hours, 3 credit
James V. Jesudason
hours.
Robert Klimek
HNRS315. EXPLORATIONS IN THE MODERN WORLD. 3.0 Hours.
(I, II) (WI) Honors core course that develops student writing skills and
Toni Lefton
critical thinking abilities through the exploration of selected topics related
to the social, cultural, and political ideas and developments that have
Teaching Associate Professors
shaped the modern world. Prerequisite: Admission to the Program and
Jonathan H. Cullison
LAIS100: Nature & Human Values. 3 lecture hours, 3 credit hours.
HNRS398. SPECIAL TOPICS IN THE MCBRIDE HONORS PROGRAM
Paula A. Farca
IN PUBLIC AFFAIRS. 1-6 Hour.
A Special Topics course will be a pilot course in the McBride curriculum
Cortney E. Holles
or will be offered as an enhancement to regularly-scheduled McBride
Dan Miller, Assistant Division Director
seminars. Special Topics courses in the McBride curriculum will not
be offered more than twice. Variable credit: 1 - 6 semester hours.
Rose Pass
Repeatable for credit under different titles.
Teaching Assistant Professors
HNRS405. MCBRIDE PRACTICUM. 1-3 Hour.
(I, II) (WI) With approval of the Program, a McBride student may enroll
James Bishop
in an individualized study project which substitutes for or enhances the
regularly-scheduled McBride curriculum seminars. This option may be
Olivia Burgess
used to pursue an approved foreign study program, service learning
Sarah Jayne Hitt
program, international internship, undergraduate research project, or
other authorized experiential learning program of study. Students must
Joseph Horan
also prepare a faculty-guided major research paper that integrates the
experience with the goals, objectives, and focus of the Honors Program
Rachel Osgood
in Public Affairs. 1-3 semester hours. Repeatable up to 6 hours.
Seth Tucker
HNRS425. EXPLORATIONS IN POLITICS, POLICY, AND
LEADERSHIP. 3.0 Hours.
Professors Emeriti
(I, II) (WI) Study of selected topics related to policy, politics, and/or
leadership through case studies, readings, research, and writing.
W. John Cieslewicz
Prerequisites: HNRS305: Explorations in Modern America and HNRS315:
Wilton Eckley
Explorations in The Modern World. Repeatable for credit up to a
maximum of 6 hours. 3 lecture hours, 3 credit hours.
T. Graham Hereford
Barbara M. Olds

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HNRS430. EXPLORATIONS IN IDEAS, ETHICS, AND RELIGION. 3.0
HNRS498. SPECIAL TOPICS IN THE MCBRIDE HONORS PROGRAM
Hours.
IN PUBLIC AFFAIRS. 1-6 Hour.
(I, II) (WI) Study of selected topics related to ideas, ethics, and/or religion
A Special Topics course will be a pilot course in the McBride curriculum
through case studies, readings, research, and writing. Prerequisites:
or will be offered as an enhancement to regularly-scheduled McBride
HNRS305: Explorations in Modern America and HNRS315: Explorations
seminars. Special Topics courses in the McBride curriculum will not
in the Modern World. Repeatable for credit up to a maximum of 6 hours. 3
be offered more than twice. Variable credit: 1 - 6 semester hours.
lecture hours, 3 credit hours.
Repeatable for credit under different titles.
HNRS435. EXPLORATIONS IN CULTURE, SOCIETY, AND CREATIVE
HNRS499. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 1-6 Hour.
ARTS. 3.0 Hours.
Under special circumstances, a McBride student may use this course
(I, II) (WI) Study of selected topics related to culture, society, and/or
number to register for an independent study project which substitutes
the creative arts through case studies, readings, research, and writing.
for or enhances the regularly-scheduled McBride curriculum seminars.
Prerequisites: HNRS305: Explorations in Modern America and HNRS315:
Variable credit: 1 - 6 semester hours. Repeatable for credit.
Explorations in the Modern World. Repeatable for credit up to a maximum
LAIS100. NATURE AND HUMAN VALUES. 4.0 Hours.
of 6 hours. 3 lecture hours, 3 credit hours.
Nature and Human Values will focus on diverse views and critical
HNRS440. EXPLORATIONS IN INTERNATIONAL STUDIES &
questions concerning traditional and contemporary issues linking the
GLOBAL AFFAIRS. 3.0 Hours.
quality of human life and Nature, and their interdependence. The course
(I, II) (WI) Study of selected topics related to international studies and/
will examine various disciplinary and interdisciplinary approaches
or global affairs through case studies, readings, research, and writing.
regarding two major questions: 1) How has Nature affected the quality
Prerequisites: HNRS305: Explorations in Modern America and HNRS315:
of human life and the formulation of human values and ethics? (2) How
Explorations in the Modern World. Repeatable for credit up to a maximum
have human actions, values, and ethics affected Nature? These issues
of 6 hours. 3 lecture hours, 3 credit hours.
will use cases and examples taken from across time and cultures.
Themes will include but are not limited to population, natural resources,
HNRS442. COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT THROUGH SERVICE
stewardship of the Earth, and the future of human society. This is
LEARNING. 3.0 Hours.
a writing-intensive course that will provide instruction and practice
(II) Community Engagement through Service Learning combines a
in expository writing, using the disciplines and perspectives of the
traditional classroom environment with an off campus learning experience
Humanities and Social Sciences. 4 hours lecture/seminar; 4 semester
with a local non-profit or community organization. Students spend
hours.
3-4 hours per week serving the organization they choose and meet in
class once per week to discuss reading assignments, present research
LAIS198. SPECIAL TOPICS. 1-6 Hour.
findings, and share experiences and insights about the course material.
(I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special
Instructors may choose to focus on a particular topic or social issue, such
interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is offered only
as poverty and privilege, or may engage with community issues more
once. Prerequisite: Instructor consent. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
broadly. The course focuses on several aspects of a student?s learning,
Repeatable for credit under different titles.
including intra- and interpersonal learning, discovering community,
LAIS199. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 1-6 Hour.
and developing communication skills and critical and interdisciplinary
(I, II) Individual research or special problem projects supervised by a
approaches. Course work will focus on critical reading, group discussion
faculty member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a subject
and deliberation, oral presentations of research, and writing assignments.
matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: ?Independent Study?
Prerequisites: Consent of instructor. 2 hours lecture; 3-4 hours lab; 3.0
form must be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1
semester hours.
to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for credit.
HNRS445. EXPLORATIONS IN SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, AND
LAIS200. HUMAN SYSTEMS. 3.0 Hours.
SOCIETY. 3.0 Hours.
(I, II) Part of the CSM core curriculum, following the first-year requirement
(I, II) (WI) Study of selected topics related to the relationships between
of LAIS 100 Nature and Human Values. This course examines political,
science, technology, and society through case studies, readings,
economic, social, and cultural systems on a global scale during the
research, and writing. Prerequisites: HNRS305: Explorations in Modern
modern era. Topics covered include development patterns in key regions
America and HNRS315: Explorations in the Modern World. Repeatable
of the world; the causes and outcomes of globalization; and the influence
for credit up to a maximum of 6 hours. 3 lecture hours, 3 credit hours.
of energy, technology, and resources on development. Course material
HNRS450. EXPLORATIONS IN EARTH, ENERGY, AND
presented by instructors with social science and humanities disciplinary
ENVIRONMENT. 3.0 Hours.
backgrounds, with weekly readings and evaluation through exams and
(I, II) (WI) Study of selected topics related to earth, energy, and/or the
written essays. Prerequisite: LAIS 100. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
environment through case studies, readings, research, and writing.
LAIS220. INTRODUCTION TO PHILOSOPHY. 3.0 Hours.
This course may focus on the human dimensions or broader impacts
A general introduction to philosophy that explores historical and analytic
of science, technology, engineering, or mathematics. Prerequisites:
traditions. Historical exploration may compare and contrast ancient and
HNRS305: Explorations in Modern America and HNRS315: Explorations
modern, rationalist and empiricist, European and Asian approaches to
in the Modern World. Repeatable for credit up to a maximum of 6 hours. 3
philosophy. Analytic exploration may consider such basic problems as
lecture hours, 3 credit hours.
the distinction between illusion and reality, the one and the many, the
HNRS497. SUMMER COURSE. 6.0 Hours.
structure of knowledge, the existence of God, the nature of mind or self.
Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or co-requisite: LAIS200. 3 hours
lecture; 3 credit hours.

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LAIS221. INTRODUCTION TO RELIGIONS. 3.0 Hours.
LAIS305. AMERICAN LITERATURE: COLONIAL PERIOD TO THE
This course has two focuses. We will look at selected religions
PRESENT. 3.0 Hours.
emphasizing their popular, institutional, and contemplative forms; these
This course offers an overview of American literature from the
will be four or five of the most common religions: Hinduism, Buddhism,
colonial period to the present. The texts of the class provide a context
Judaism, Christianity, and/or Islam. The second point of the course
for examining the traditions that shape the American nation as a
focuses on how the Humanities and Social Sciences work. We will use
physical, cultural and historical space. As we read, we will focus on the
methods from various disciplines to study religion-history of religions and
relationships between community, landscape, history, and language in
religious thought, sociology, anthropology and ethnography, art history,
the American imagination. We will concentrate specifically on conceptions
study of myth, philosophy, analysis of religious texts and artifacts (both
of the nation and national identity in relation to race, gender, and class
contemporary and historical), analysis of material culture and the role
difference. Authors may include: Rowlandson, Brown, Apess, Hawthorne,
it plays in religion, and other disciplines and methodologies. We will
Douglass, Melville, Whitman, James, Stein, Eliot, Hemingway, Silko, and
look at the question of objectivity; is it possible to be objective? We will
Auster. Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or corequisite: LAIS200. 3
approach this methodological question using the concept ?standpoint.?
hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
For selected readings, films, and your own writings, we will analyze what
LAIS307. EXPLORATIONS IN COMPARATIVE LITERATURE. 3.0
the ?standpoint? is. Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or corequisite:
Hours.
LAIS200. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
This course examines major figures and themes in the modern literatures
LAIS286. INTRODUCTION TO GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS. 3.0
of Africa, the Caribbean, and Latin America. Reading, discussion and
Hours.
writing will focus on fiction and poetry representing Francophone, Arabic,
Introduction to Government and Politics is a beginning- level course
and Hispanophone traditions within these world regions. Engaging
intended to familiarize students with the study of politics across societies.
these texts will foster understanding of some of the pivotal philosophical,
The method is comparative in that it approaches the task of studying the
political, and aesthetic debates that have informed cultural practices
world's different political systems by contrasting and comparing them
in diverse colonial territories and nation-states. Thematic and stylistic
along different dimensions, and by seeking generalizations about them.
concerns will include imperialism, nationalism, existentialism, Orientalism,
The class focuses on cases, topics, and methodologies in American and
negritude, and social and magical realisms. Prerequisite: LAIS100.
comparative politics. No background in political science is required or
Prerequisite or co-requisite: LAIS200. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
expected. Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or co-requisite: LAIS200. 3
LAIS309. LITERATURE AND SOCIETY. 3.0 Hours.
hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
Before the emergence of sociology as a distinct field of study, literary
LAIS298. SPECIAL TOPICS. 1-6 Hour.
artists had long been investigating the seemingly infinite complexity of
(I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special
human societies, seeking to comprehend the forces shaping collective
interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is offered only
identities, socio-cultural transformations, technological innovations, and
once. Prerequisite: Instructor consent. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
political conflicts. Designed to enrich recognition and understanding of
Repeatable for credit under different titles.
the complex interplay of artistic creativity and social inquiry over time, this
course compares influential literary and social-scientific responses to the
LAIS299. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 1-6 Hour.
Enlightenment, the Industrial Revolution, and other dynamic junctures
(I, II) Individual research or special problem projects supervised by a
integral to the forging of "modernity" and the volatile world we inhabit
faculty member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a subject
today. Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or co-requisite: LAIS200. 3
matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: ?Independent Study?
hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
form must be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1
to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for credit.
LAIS310. MODERN EUROPEAN LITERATURE. 1-3 Hour.
This course will introduce students to some of the major figures and
LAIS300. CREATIVE WRITING: FICTION. 3.0 Hours.
generative themes of post-Enlightenment European and British literature.
Students will write weekly exercises and read their work for the pleasure
Reading, discussion, and writing will focus on fiction, poetry, drama,
and edification of the class. The midterm in this course will be the
and critical essays representing British, French, Germanic, Italian,
production of a short story. The final will consist of a completed, revised
Czech, and Russian cultural traditions. Engaging these texts will foster
short story. The best of these works may be printed in a future collection.
understanding of some of the pivotal philosophical, political, and aesthetic
Prerequisite: LAIS 100. Prerequisite or corequisite: LAIS200. 3 hours
movements and debates that have shaped modern European society
lecture; 3 semester hours.
and culture. Thematic concerns will include the French Enlightenment
LAIS301. CREATIVE WRITING: POETRY I. 3.0 Hours.
and its legacies, imperialism within and beyond Europe, comparative
This course focuses on reading and writing poetry. Students will learn
totalitarianisms, the rise of psychoanalytic theory and existentialism,
many different poetic forms to compliment prosody, craft, and technique.
and modernist and postmodern perspectives on the arts. Prerequisite:
Aesthetic preferences will be developed as the class reads, discusses,
LAIS100, prerequisite or co-requisite: LAIS200. 3 hours lecture; 3
and models some of the great American poets. Weekly exercises
semester hours.
reflect specific poetic tools, encourage the writing of literary poetry,
and stimulate the development of the student?s craft. The purpose of
the course is to experience the literature and its place in a multicultural
society, while students ?try on? various styles and contexts in order
to develop their own voice. Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or co-
requisite: LAIS200. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.

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LAIS311. BRITISH LITERATURE: MEDIEVAL TO MODERN. 3.0
LAIS325. CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY. 3.0 Hours.
Hours.
A study of the social behavior and cultural devel opment of humans.
This course surveys British literature from the Middle Ages to early
Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or co-requisite: LAIS200. 3 hours
modernists in light of major developments in scientific thought. It
lecture; 3 semester hours.
considers topics such as medieval medicine and astrology in The
LAIS326. MUSIC THEORY. 3.0 Hours.
Canterbury Tales, reflections of Copernicus' new astronomy in
(I) The course begins with the fundamentals of music theory and moves
Shakespearean tragedy and John Donne's poetry, the tumultuous career
into more complex applications. Music of the common practice period
of Newtonian physics across the Enlightenment and Romanticism, the
(18th century) and beyond is considered. Aural and visual recognition
struggle with Darwinian evolution in Victorian literature, and early 20th
of harmonic material is emphasized. 3 hours lecture; 3 credit hours.
century reactions to anthropology and psychoanalysis. Pre-requisite:
Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or corequisite: LAIS200.
LAIS100. Prerequisite or co-requisite: LAIS200. 3 hours lecture; 3
semester hours.
LAIS327. MUSIC TECHNOLOGY. 3.0 Hours.
(I, II) An introduction to the physics of music and sound. The history
LAIS315. MUSICAL TRADITIONS OF THE WESTERN WORLD. 3.0
of music technology from wax tubes to synthesizers. Construction of
Hours.
instruments and studio. 3 hours lecture. 3 semester hours. Prerequisite:
An introduction to music of the Western world from its beginnings to the
LAIS 100; Pre-or Co-requisite: LAIS200.
present. Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or corequisite: LAIS200. 3
hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
LAIS328. BASIC MUSIC COMPOSITION AND ARRANGING. 1.0 Hour.
(I) This course begins with the fundamentals of music composition
LAIS320. ETHICS. 3.0 Hours.
and works towards basic vocal and instrumental arrangement skills.
A general introduction to ethics that explores its analytic and historical
Upon completion of this course the student should: 1) Demonstrate
traditions. Reference will commonly be made to one or more significant
basic knowledge of (music) compositional techniques; 2) Demonstrate
texts by such moral philosophers as Plato, Aristotle, Augustine, Thomas
primary concepts of vocal and instrumental ensemble arrangement;
Aquinas, Kant, John Stuart Mill, and others. Prerequisite: LAIS100.
3) Demonstrate an ability to use notational software and Midi station
Prerequisite or co-requisite: LAIS200. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
hardware. 1 semester hour; repeatable for credit. Pre-requisite: LAIS 100;
LAIS322. LOGIC. 3.0 Hours.
Pre-or Co-requisite: LAIS200.
A general introduction to logic that explores its analytic and historical
LAIS330. MUSIC TECHNOLOGY CAPSTONE. 3.0 Hours.
traditions. Coverage will commonly consider informal and formal fallacies,
(II) Project-based course designed to develop practical technological
syllogistic logic, sentential logic, and elementary quantification theory.
and communication skills for direct application to the music recording. 3
Reference will commonly be made to the work of such logical theorists as
credit hours. Prerequisites: LAIS100, LAIS324, LAIS326, and LAIS327.
Aristotle, Frege, Russell and Whitehead, Quine, and others. Prerequisite:
Prerequisite or corequisite: LAIS200.
LAIS100. Co-requisite: LAIS200. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
LAIS335. INTERNATIONAL POLITICAL ECONOMY OF LATIN
LAIS323. INTRODUCTION TO SCIENCE COMMUNICATION. 3.0
AMERICA. 3.0 Hours.
Hours.
A broad survey of the interrelationship between the state and economy
This course will explore the relationship between science and the public
in Latin America as seen through an examination of critical contemporary
through an examination of science writing and communication on current
and historical issues that shape polity, economy, and society. Special
events. Students will study various forms of science communication,
emphasis will be given to the dynamics of interstate relationships
including essays, blogs, news segments, media clips, and radio programs
between the developed North and the developing South. Prerequisite:
in order to understand the ways in which science is communicated
LAIS100. Prerequisite or co-requisite: LAIS200. 3 hours lecture; 3
beyond the lab or university and into the public consciousness. Science
semester hours.
writing often explores the human condition, reflects on hopes and worries
about technology, and informs our collective knowledge about the world.
LAIS337. INTERNATIONAL POLITICAL ECONOMY OF ASIA. 3.0
Students will discuss the implications of this kind of communication,
Hours.
analyze breakdowns in communication through case studies, and write
A broad survey of the interrelationship between the state and economy
for peer and popular audiences, including turning a lab report into a short
in East and Southeast Asia as seen through an examination of critical
feature article and writing a science essay. Prerequisites: LAIS100, and
contemporary and historical issues that shape polity, economy, and
pre- or co-requisite of LAIS200 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
society. Special emphasis will be given to the dynamics of interstate
relationships between the developed North and the developing South.
LAIS324. AUDIO/ACOUSTICAL ENGINEERING AND SCIENCE. 3.0
Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or co-requisite: LAIS200. 3 hours
Hours.
lecture; 3 semester hours.
(I) Audio/acoustical engineering and science teaches concepts
surrounding the production, transmission, manipulation and reception
LAIS339. INTERNATIONAL POLITICAL ECONOMY OF THE MIDDLE
of audible sound. These factors play a role in many diverse areas
EAST. 3.0 Hours.
such as the design of modern music technology products, recording
A broad survey of the interrelationships between the state and market in
studios and loudspeakers, civil engineering and building design, and
the Middle East as seen through an examination of critical contemporary
industrial safety. This course will explore and concepts of this field and
and historical issues that shape polity, economy, and society. Special
the physics/mechanics that are involved, as well as aesthetic impacts
emphasis will be given to the dynamics between the developed North and
related to the subject matter. Discussion of human anatomy and psycho
the developing South. Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or co-requisite:
acoustic phenomena are also presented. 3 hours lecture; 3 credit hours.
LAIS200. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or corequisite: LAIS200.

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LAIS341. INTERNATIONAL POLITICAL ECONOMY OF AFRICA. 3.0
LAIS371. HISTORY OF TECHNOLOGY. 3.0 Hours.
Hours.
A survey of the history of technology in the modern period (from roughly
A broad survey of the interrelationships between the state and market
1700 to the present), exploring the role technology has played in the
in Africa as seen through an examination of critical contem porary
political and social history of countries around the world. Prerequisite:
and historical issues that shape polity, economy, and society. Special
LAIS100. Prerequisite or co-requisite LAIS200. 3 hours lecture; 3
emphasis will be given to the dynamics between the developed North and
semester hours.
the developing South. Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or co-requisite:
LAIS375. ENGINEERING CULTURES. 3.0 Hours.
LAIS200. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
This course seeks to improve students? abilities to understand and
LAIS342. COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT THROUGH SERVICE
assess engineering problem solving from different cultural, political, and
LEARNING. 3.0 Hours.
historical perspectives. An exploration, by comparison and contrast,
(II) Community Engagement through Service Learning combines a
of engineering cultures in such settings as 20th century United States,
traditional classroom environment with an off campus learning experience
Japan, former Soviet Union and presentday Russia, Europe, Southeast
with a local non-profit or community organization. Students spend
Asia, and Latin America. Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or co-
3-4 hours per week serving the organization they choose and meet in
requisite: LAIS200. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
class once per week to discuss reading assignments, present research
LAIS377. ENGINEERING AND SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITY
findings, and share experiences and insights about the course material.
DEVELOPMENT. 3.0 Hours.
Instructors may choose to focus on a particular topic or social issue, such
(I) This course is an introduction to the relationship between engineering
as poverty and privilege, or may engage with community issues more
and sustainable community development (SCD) from historical, political,
broadly. The course focuses on several aspects of a student?s learning,
ideological, ethical, cultural, and practical perspectives. Students will
including intra- and interpersonal learning, discovering community,
study and analyze different dimensions of community and sustainable
and developing communication skills and critical and interdisciplinary
development and the role that engineering might play in them. Also
approaches. Course work will focus on critical reading, group discussion
students will critically explore strengths and limitations of dominant
and deliberation, oral presentations of research, and writing assignments.
methods in engineering problem solving, design, and research for
Prerequisites: Consent of instructor. 2 hours lecture; 3-4 hours lab; 3.0
working in SCD. Students will learn to research, describe, analyze and
semester hours.
evaluate case studies in SCD and develop criteria for their evaluation.
LAIS344. INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS. 3.0 Hours.
Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or co-requisite: LAIS200. 3 hours
This course surveys major topics and theories of international relations.
seminar; 3 semester hours.
Students will evaluate diverse perspectives and examine a variety of
LAIS398. SPECIAL TOPICS. 1-6 Hour.
topics including war and peace, economic globalization, human rights
(I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special
and international law, international environmental issues, and the role of
interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is offered only
the US as the current superpower. Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or
once. Prerequisite: Instructor consent. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
co-requisite: LAIS200. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
Repeatable for credit under different titles.
LAIS345. INTERNATIONAL POLITICAL ECONOMY. 3.0 Hours.
LAIS399. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 1-6 Hour.
International Political Economy is a study of contentious and harmonious
(I, II) Individual research or special problem projects supervised by a
relationships between the state and the market on the nation-state
faculty member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a subject
level, between individual states and their markets on the regional level,
matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: ?Independent Study?
and between region-states and region-markets on the global level.
form must be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1
Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or co-requisite: LAIS200. 3 hours
to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for credit.
lecture; 3 semester hours.
LAIS401. CREATIVE WRITING: POETRY II. 3.0 Hours.
LAIS365. HISTORY OF WAR. 3.0 Hours.
This course is a continuation of LAIS301 for those interested in
History of War looks at war primarily as a significant human activity in
developing their poetry writing further. It focuses on reading and writing
the history of the Western World since the times of Greece and Rome
poetry. Students will learn many different poetic forms to compliment
to the present. The causes, strategies, results, and costs of various
prosody, craft, and technique. Aesthetic preferences will be developed
wars will be covered, with considerable focus on important military and
as the class reads, discusses, and models some of the great American
political leaders as well as on noted historians and theoreticians. The
poets. Weekly exercises reflect specific poetic tools, encourage the
course is primarily a lecture course with possible group and individual
writing of literary poetry, and simulate the development of the student?
presentations as class size permits. Tests will be both objective and
s craft. The purpose of the course is to experience the literature and its
essay types. Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or co-requisite:
place in a multicultural society, while students ?try on? various styles
LAIS200. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
and contexts in order to develop their own voice. Prerequisite: LAIS100
LAIS370. HISTORY OF SCIENCE. 3.0 Hours.
and LAIS301. Prerequisite or co-requisite: LAIS200. 3 hours seminar; 3
An introduction to the social history of science, exploring significant
semester hours.
people, theories, and social practices in science, with special attention to
the histories of physics, chemistry, earth sciences, ecology, and biology.
Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or co-requisite LAIS200. 3 hours
lecture; 3 semester hours.

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LAIS404. WOMEN, LITERATURE, AND SOCIETY. 3.0 Hours.
LAIS410. CRITICAL PERSPECTIVES ON 20TH CENTURY
This reading and writing intensive course examines the role that women
LITERATURE. 3.0 Hours.
writers have played in a range of literary traditions. Far from residing
This course introduces students to texts and cultural productions of the
in the margins of key national debates, women writers have actively
20th Century literature. We will examine a diverse collection of materials,
contributed their voices to demands for social, racial, economic, and
including novels and short stories, poems, plays, films, painting, and
artistic equality. We will examine the writing produced by women from
sculpture. Science, technology, violence, history, identity, language all
a diversity of racial, ethnic, and social backgrounds, as we examine the
come under the careful scrutiny of the authors we will discuss in this
ways in which women writers respond to the various pressures placed on
course, which may include Conrad, Fanon, Achebe, Eliot, Kafka, Barnes,
them as artists and activists. Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or co-
Camus, Borges, and Marquez, among others. We will also screen films
requisite LAIS200. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
that comment upon the fragility of individual identity in the face of modern
technology. Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or co-requisite: LAIS200.
LAIS406. THE LITERATURE OF WAR AND REMEMBRANCE. 3.0
3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
Hours.
In "The Literature of War and Remembrance," students survey poetry,
LAIS411. LITERATURES OF THE AFRICAN WORLD. 3.0 Hours.
prose, and film ranging from classicial to contemporary war literature. The
This course examines wide-ranging writers' depictions of collective
course considers literary depictions of the individual and society in war
transformations and conflicts integral to the making and remaking of
and its aftermath. Critical reading and writing skills are demonstrated in
African and Afro-diasporic communities worldwide. Fiction, poetry, and
creative presentations and analytical essays. Students will investigate
essays representing diverse linguistic, aesthetic, and philosophical
war literature and commemorative art inspired by recent world conflicts,
traditions will constitute the bulk of the reading. Alongside their intrinsic
and place a contemporary work into the thematic structure of the course.
expressive values, these texts illuminate religious and popular cultural
Prerequisite: LAIS100. Co-requisite: LAIS200. 3 hours seminar; 3
practices important to social groups throughout much of sub-Saharan
semester hours.
Africa, the Caribbean, Latin America, and the United States. Primary
socio-historical themes may include the slave trade, plantation cultures,
LAIS407. SCIENCE IN LITERATURE. 3.0 Hours.
generational consciousness, ethnicity, gender relations, urbanization, and
Science fiction often serves as a cautionary tale that deals with the darker
collective violence. Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or co-requisite:
side of humanity's desires in order to find a better understanding of who
LAIS200. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
we are and what we hope to become. This class examines scientific
and social progress as it is imagined by some of the greatest authors of
LAIS412. LITERATURE AND THE ENVIRONMENT. 3.0 Hours.
the genre. We will examine the current events that may have influenced
This reading and writing intensive course investigates the human
the writing and position our lens to the scientific and technological
connection to the environment in a broad range of literary materials.
breakthroughs, as well as the social, cultural, and political state of the
Discussions focus on the role of place - of landscape as physical, cultural,
world at the time of our readings. This course focuses on classic science
moral, historical space - and on the relationship between landscape and
fiction from the late 1800's to the present which may include: Jules Verne,
community, history, and language in the environmental imagination.
H.G. Wells, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Jack Williamson, Isaac Asimov,
Readings include texts that celebrate the natural world, those that indict
Robert Heinlein, Alfred Bester, Philip Jose Farmer, Marion Zimmer
the careless use of land and resources, and those that predict and depict
Bradley, Ray Bradbury, Philip K. Dick, William Gibson, Arthur C. Clarke,
the consequences of that carelessness. Additionally, we investigate
Ursula K. LeGuin and Mary Doria Russell, among others. Prerequisite:
philosophical, legal, and policy frameworks that shape approaches to
LAIS100, Co-requisite: LAIS200. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
environmental issues. Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or co-requesite
LAIS200. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
LAIS408. LIFE STORIES. 3.0 Hours.
Using texts by published authors and members of the class, we will
LAIS415. MASS MEDIA STUDIES. 3.0 Hours.
explore the pleasures and challenges of creating and interpreting
This introduction to mass media studies is designed to help students
narratives based on "real life." The class will consider critical theories
become more active interpreters of mass media messages, primarily
about the relationship between the self and the stories we tell.
those that emanate from television, radio, the Internet, sound recordings
Prerequisite: LAIS100. Pre-requisite or co-requisite: LAIS200. 3 hours
(music), and motions pictures (film, documentary, etc.). Taking a broad
seminar; 3 semester hours.
rhetorical and sociological perspective, the course examines a range of
mass media topics and issues. Students should complete this course
LAIS409. SHAKESPEAREAN DRAMA. 3.0 Hours.
with enhanced rhetorical and sociological understandings of how media
Shakespeare, the most well known writer in English and perhaps the
shapes individuals, societies, and cultures as well as how those groups
world, deals with universal themes and the ultimate nature of what it is
shape the media. Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or corequisite:
to be a human being. His plays are staged, filmed, and read around the
LAIS200. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
globe, even after 400 years. This seminar will explore why Shakespeare?
s plays and characters have such lasting power and meaning to
LAIS416. FILM STUDIES. 3.0 Hours.
humanity. The seminar will combine class discussion, lecture, and video.
This course introduces students to the basics of film history, form, and
Grades will be based on participation, response essays, and a final
criticism. Students will be exposed to a variety of film forms, including
essay. Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or co-requisite: LAIS200. 3
documentary, narrative, and formalist films, and will be encouraged
hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
to discuss and write about these forms using critical film language.
Students will have an opportunity to work on their own film projects and to
conduct research into the relationship between films and their historical,
cultural, and ideological origins. Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or
co-requisite: LAIS200. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.

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LAIS418. NARRATING THE NATION. 3.0 Hours.
LAIS426. SCIENTIFIC CONTROVERSIES. 3.0 Hours.
The novel, nationalism, and the modern nation-state share the same
(I, II) Examines national and international, historical and contemporary
eighteenth and nineteenth-century roots. Relationships between the
scientific and engineering controversies. In particular, the course provides
works of novelists, local nationalisms, and state politics have, however,
students with a window into how scientific controversies arise, evolve,
always been volatile. These tensions have assumed particularly dramatic
and are resolved both within scientific circles and in the public arena.
expressive and political forms in Latin America and postcolonial South
By exploring case studies of such controversies, students gain a better
Asia and Africa. This course examines the inspirations, stakes, and
understanding about how scientific controversies shape and are shaped
ramifications of celebrated novelists' explorations of the conflicted
by communication as well as by public policy. Prerequisite: LAIS100.
and fragmentary character their own and/or neighboring nationstates.
Corequisite: LAIS200. 3 hours lecture, 3 semester hours.
Beyond their intrinsic literary values, these texts illuminate distinctive
LAIS430. CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY. 3.0 Hours.
religious, ritual, and popular cultural practices that have shaped collective
Businesses are largely responsible for creating the wealth upon which the
imaginings of the nation, as well as oscillations in nationalist sentiment
well-being of society depends. As they create that wealth, their actions
across specific regions and historical junctures. Studies in relevant visual
impact society, which is composed of a wide variety of stakeholders. In
media -films, paintings, and telenovelas - will further our comparative
turn, society shapes the rules and expectations by which businesses
inquiry into the relationships between artistic narrative and critical
must navigate their internal and external environments. This interaction
perspectives on "the nation." Alongside the focal literary and visual texts,
between corporations and society (in its broadest sense) is the concern
the course will address major historians' and social theorists' accounts of
of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). This course explores the
the origins, spread, and varied careers of nationalist thought and practice
dimensions of that interaction from a multi-stakeholder perspective using
across our modern world. Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or co-
case studies, guest speakers and field work. Prerequisite: LAIS100.
requisite: LAIS200. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
Prerequisite or co-requisite: LAIS200. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
LAIS419. MEDIA AND THE ENVIRONMENT. 3.0 Hours.
LAIS431. RELIGION & SECURITY. 3.0 Hours.
This course explores the ways that messages about the environment
This course introduces students to the central topics in religion and
and environmentalism are communicated in the mass media, fine
society. It defines civil society in 21st century contexts and connects
arts, and popular culture. The course will introduce students to key
this definition with leading debates about the relationship of religion
readings in environmental communication, media studies, and cultural
and security. IT creates an understanding of diverse religious traditions
studies in order to understand the many ways in which the images,
from the perspective of how they view security. Prerequisite: LAIS100.
messages, and politics of environmentalism and the natural world are
Prerequisite or corequisite: LAIS200. 3 hours lecture and descission; 3
constructed. Students will analyze their role as science communicators
semester hours.
and will participate in the creation of communication projects related to
environmental research on campus or beyond. Prerequisite: LAIS100.
LAIS435. LATIN AMERICAN DEVELOPMENT. 3.0 Hours.
Prerequisite or co-requisite LAIS200. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
A seminar designed to explore the political economy of current and
recent past development strategies, models, efforts, and issues in
LAIS421. ENVIRONMENTAL PHILOSOPHY AND POLICY. 3.0 Hours.
Latin America, one of the most dynamic regions of the world today.
A critical examination of environmental ethics and the philosophical
Development is understood to be a nonlinear, complex set of processes
theories on which they depend. Topics may include preservation/
involving political, economic, social, cultural, and environmental factors
conservation, animal welfare, deep ecology, the land ethic, eco-feminism,
whose ultimate goal is to improve the quality of life for individuals. The
environmental justice, sustainability, or non-western approaches. This
role of both the state and the market in development processes will be
class may also include analyses of select, contemporary environmental
examined. Topics to be covered will vary as changing realities dictate
issues. Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or co-requisite: LAIS200. 3
but will be drawn from such subjects as inequality of income distribution;
hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
the role of education and health care; region-markets; the impact of
LAIS423. ADVANCED SCIENCE COMMUNICATION. 3.0 Hours.
globalization, institution-building, corporate-community-state interfaces,
This course will examine historical and contemporary case studies in
neoliberalism, privatization, democracy, and public policy formulation as it
which science communication (or miscommunication) played key roles in
relates to development goals. Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or co-
shaping policy outcomes and/or public perceptions. Examples of cases
requisite: LAIS200. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
might include the recent controversies over hacked climate science
LAIS437. ASIAN DEVELOPMENT. 3.0 Hours.
emails, nuclear power plant siting controversies, or discussions of
This international political economy seminar deals with the historical
ethics in classic environmental cases, such as the Dioxin pollution case.
development of Asia Pacific from agrarian to post-industrial eras; its
Students will study, analyze, and write about science communication and
economic, political, and cultural transformation since World War II,
policy theories related to scientific uncertainty; the role of the scientist
contemporary security issues that both divide and unite the region;
as communicator; and media ethics. Students will also be exposed to
and globalization processes that encourage Asia Pacific to forge a
a number of strategies for managing their encounters with the media,
single trading bloc. Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or co-requisite:
as well as tools for assessing their communication responsibilities and
LAIS200. 3 hoursseminar; 3 semester hours.
capacities. Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or co-requisite: LAIS200.
3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
LAIS424. RHETORIC, ENERGY AND PUBLIC POLICY. 3.0 Hours.
(I) This course will examine the ways in which rhetoric shapes public
policy debates on energy. Students will learn how contemporary
rhetorical and public policy theory illuminates debates that can affect
environmental, economic and/or socio-cultural aspects of energy
use, transportation and production. 3 hour seminar; 3 credit hours.
Prerequisite: LAIS 100; Pre-or Co-requisite: LAIS200.

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LAIS439. MIDDLE EAST DEVELOPMENT. 3.0 Hours.
LAIS450. POLITICAL RISK ASSESSMENT. 3.0 Hours.
This internationa political economy seminar analyzes economic, political
This course will review the existing methodologies and techniques of risk
and social dynamics that affect the progress and direction of states,
assessment in both country-specific and global environments. It will also
markets, and peoples of the region. It examines the development of
seek to design better ways of assessing and evaluating risk factors for
the Middle East from agrarian to post-industrial societies; economic,
business and public diplomacy in the increasingly globalized context of
political and cultural transformations since World War II; contemporary
economy and politics wherein the role of the state is being challenged
security issues that both divide and unite the region; and the effects of
and redefined. Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or co-requisite:
globalization processes on economies and societies in the Middle East.
LAIS200. Prerequisite: At least one IPE 300- or 400-level course and
Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or co-requisite: LAIS200. 3 hours
permission of instructor. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
seminar; 3 semester hours.
LAIS451. POLITICAL RISK ASSESSMENT RESEARCH SEMINAR. 1.0
LAIS440. WAR AND PEACE IN THE MIDDLE EAST. 3.0 Hours.
Hour.
This course introduces students to theories of war and then discusses a
This international political economy seminar must be taken concurrently
select number of historical wars and contemporary ones. It also analyzes
with LAIS450, Political Risk Assessment. Its purpose is to acquaint the
efforts at peace-making efforts and why some fail and others succeed.
student with empirical research methods and sources appropriate to
The global consequences of war and peace in the Middle East will be
conducting a political risk assessment study, and to hone the students'
explored in terms of oil supply and of other geostrategic interests that
analytical abilities. Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or corequisite:
America has in that region. Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or co-
LAIS200. Concurrent enrollment in LAIS450. 1 hour seminar; 1 semester
requisite: LAIS200. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
hour.
LAIS441. AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT. 3.0 Hours.
LAIS452. CORRUPTION AND DEVEL OPMENT. 3.0 Hours.
This course provides a broad overview of the political economy of Africa.
This course addresses the problem of corruption and its impact on
Its goal is to give students an understanding of the possibilities of African
development. Readings are multi disciplinary and include policy studies,
development and the impediments that currently block its economic
economics, and political science. Students will acquire an understanding
growth. Despite substantial natural resources, mineral reserves, and
of what constitutes corruption, how it negatively affects development, and
human capital, most African countries remain mired in poverty. The
what they, as engineers in a variety of professional circumstances, might
struggles that have arisen on the continent have fostered thinking about
do in circumstances in which bribe paying or bribe taking might occur.
the curse of natural resources where countries with oil or diamonds
Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or co-requisite: LAIS200. 3 hours
are beset with political instability and warfare. Readings give first
seminar; 3 semester hours.
an introduction to the continent followed by a focus on the specific
LAIS453. ETHNIC CONFLICT IN GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE. 3.0 Hours.
issues that confront African development today. Prerequisite: LAIS100.
Many scholars used to believe that with modernization, racial, religious,
Prerequisite or co-requisite: LAIS200. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
and cultural antagonisms would weaken as individuals developed more
LAIS442. NATURAL RESOURCES AND WAR IN AFRICA. 3.0 Hours.
rational outlooks and gave primacy to their economic concerns. Yet, with
Africa possesses abundant natural resources yet suffers civil wars and
the waning of global ideological conflict of the left-right nature, conflict
international conflicts based on access to resource revenues. The course
based on cultural and "civilization" differences have come to the fore
examines the distinctive history of Africa, the impact of the resource
in both developing and developed countries. This course will examine
curse, mismanagement of government and corruption, and specific cases
ethnic conflict, broadly conceived, in a variety of contexts. Case studies
of unrest and war in Africa. Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or co-
will include the civil war in Yugoslavia, the LA riots, the antagonism
requisite: LAIS200. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
between the Chinese and "indigenous' groups in Southeast, the so-
called war between the West and Islam, and ethnic relations in the
LAIS446. GLOBALIZATION. 3.0 Hours.
U.S. We will consider ethnic contention in both institutionalized, political
This international political economy seminar is an historical and
processes, such as the politics of affirmative action, as well as in non-
contemporary analysis of globalization processes examined through
institutionalized, extra-legal settings, such as ethnic riots, pogroms, and
selected issues of world affairs of political, economic, military, and
genocide. We will end by asking what can be done to mitigate ethnic
diplomatic significance. Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or co-
conflict and what might be the future of ethnic group identification.
requisite: LAIS200. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or co-requisite: LAIS200. 3 hours
LAIS448. GLOBAL ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES. 3.0 Hours.
seminar; 3 semester hours.
Critical examination of interactions between development and the
LAIS456. POWER AND POLITICS IN EURASIA. 3.0 Hours.
environment and the human dimensions of global change; social,
This seminar covers the major internal and international issues
cpolitical, economic, and cultural responses to the management and
confronting the fifteen states that once comprised the Soviet Union. After
preservation of natural resources and ecosystems on a global scale.
an overview of the USSR and its collapse in 1991, the course explores
Exploration of the meaning and implications of ?Stewardship of the
subsequent economic and security dilemmas facing the "new" nations of
Earth? and ?Sustainable Development.? Prerequisite: LAIS100.
Eurasia. Special attention will be paid to oil, natural gas, and other energy
Prerequisite or corequisite: LAIS200. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
sectors in the region. Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or co-requisite:
LAIS200. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
LAIS457. INTRODUCTION TO CONFLICT MANAGEMENT. 3.0 Hours.
This course introduces students to central topics in conflict management.
It assesses the causes of contemporary conflicts with an initial focus on
weak states, armed insurgencies, and ethnic conflict. It then examines
a range of peace-building efforts, and strategies for reconstructing
post-conflict states. Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or co-requisite:
LAIS200. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.

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LAIS460. GLOBAL GEOPOLITICS. 3.0 Hours.
LAIS488. WATER POLITICS AND POLICY. 3.0 Hours.
This seminar examines geopolitical competition between great and
Seminar on water policies and the political and governmental processes
aspiring powers for influence, control over land and natural resources,
that produce them, as an exemplar of natural resource politics and policy
critical geo-strategic trade routes, or even infrastructure. Using empirical
in general. Group discussion and independent research on specific
evidence from case studies, students develop a deeper understanding
politics and policy issues. Primary but not exclusive focus on the U.S.
of the interconnections between the political, economic, social, cultural
Pre requisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or co-requi site: LAIS200. 3 hours
and geographic dimensions of foreign policies, as well as issues of war
seminar; 3 semester hours.
and peace.Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or co-requisite: LAIS200.
LAIS489. NUCLEAR POWER AND PUBLIC POLICY. 3.0 Hours.
3 hours seminar; 3 credit hours.
A general introduction to research and practice concerning policies
LAIS475. ENGINEERING CULTURES IN THE DEVELOPING WORLD.
and practices relevant to the development and management of nuclear
3.0 Hours.
power. Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or co-requisite: LAIS200. 3
An investigation and assessment of engineering problem-solving in the
hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
developing world using historical and cultural cases. Countries to be
LAIS490. ENERGY AND SOCIETY. 3.0 Hours.
included range across Africa, Asia, and Latin America. Prerequisite:
(I,II) An interdisciplinary capstone seminar that explores a spectrum
LAIS100. Prerequisite or co-requisite: LAIS200. 3 hours seminar; 3
of approaches to the understanding, planning, and implementation of
semester hours.
energy production and use, including those typical of diverse private
LAIS478. ENGINEERING AND SOCIAL JUSTICE. 3.0 Hours.
and public (national and international) corporations, organizations,
(II) This course offers students the opportunity to explore the
states, and agencies. Aspects of global energy policy that may be
relationships between engineering and social justice. The course
considered include the historical, social, cultural, economic, ethical,
begins with students? exploration of their own social locations, alliances
political, and environmental aspects of energy together with comparative
and resistances to social justice through critical engagement of
methodologies and assessments of diverse forms of energy development
interdisciplinary readings that challenge engineering mindsets. Then the
as these affect particular communities and societies. Prerequisite:
course helps students to understand what constitutes social justice in
LAIS100. Prerequisite or co-requisite: LAIS200. 3 hours lecture; 3
different areas of social life and the role that engineers and engineering
semester hours.
might play in these. Finally, the course gives students an understanding
LAIS498. SPECIAL TOPICS. 1-6 Hour.
of why and how engineering has been aligned and/or divergent from
(I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special
social justice issues and causes. 3 hours lecture and discussion; 3
interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is offered only
semester hours. Prerequisite: LAIS100; pre- or co-requisite: LAIS200.
once. Prerequisite: Instructor consent. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
LAIS485. CONSTITUTIONAL LAW AND POLITICS. 3.0 Hours.
Repeatable for credit under different titles.
This course presents a comprehensive survey of the U.S. Constitution
LAIS499. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 1-6 Hour.
with special attention devoted to the first ten Amendments, also known as
(I, II) Individual research or special problem projects supervised by a
the Bill of Rights. Since the Constitution is primarily a legal document, the
faculty member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a subject
class will adopt a legal approach to constitutional interpretation. However,
matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: ?Independent Study?
as the historical and political context of constitutional interpretation is
form must be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1
inseparable from the legal analysis, these areas will also be covered.
to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for credit.
Significant current developments in constitutional jurisprudence will
also be examined. The first part of the course deals with Articles I
LIFL113. SPANISH I. 3.0 Hours.
through III of the Constitution, which specify the division of national
Fundamentals of spoken and written Spanish with an emphasis on
governmental power among the executive, legislative, and judicial
vocabulary, idiomatic expressions of daily conversation, and Spanish
branches of government. Additionally, the federal nature of the American
American culture. 3 semester hours.
governmental system, in which governmental authority is apportioned
LIFL114. ARABIC I. 3.0 Hours.
between the national government and the state governments, will be
Fundamentals of spoken and written Arabic with an emphasis on
studied. The second part of the course examines the individual rights
vocabulary, idiomatic expressions of daily conversation, and culture of
specifically protected by the amendments to the Constitution, principally
Arabic-speaking societies. 3 semester hours.
the First, Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, Eighth, and Fourteenth Amendments.
LIFL115. GERMAN I. 3.0 Hours.
Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or co-requisite: LAIS200. 3 hours
Fundamentals of spoken and written German with an emphasis on
seminar; 3 semester hours.
vocabulary, idiomatic expressions of daily conversation, and German
LAIS486. SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY POLICY. 3.0 Hours.
culture. 3 semester hours.
An examination of current issues relating to science and technology
LIFL119. FRENCH I. 3.0 Hours.
policy in the United States and, as appropriate, in other countries.
(I) French I provides basic instruction in speaking, reading, listening, and
Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or co-requisite: LAIS200. 3 hours
writing the French language, with emphasis in class on communicating
seminar; 3 semester hours.
through speaking and listening skills. French and francophone culture will
LAIS487. ENVIRONMENTAL POLITICS AND POLICY. 3.0 Hours.
also be studied. Successful completion of French I will allow students to
Seminar on environmental policies and the political and governmental
further their french studies in level 2. 3 hours lecture, 3 semester hours.
processes that produce them. Group discussion and independent
LIFL123. SPANISH II. 3.0 Hours.
research on specific environmental issues. Primary but not exclusive
Continuation of Spanish I with an emphasis on acquiring conversational
focus on the U.S. Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or co-requisite:
skills as well as further study of grammar, vocabulary, and Spanish
LAIS200. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
American culture. 3 semester hours.

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LIFL124. ARABIC II. 3.0 Hours.
LIFL499. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 1-6 Hour.
Continuation of Arabic I with an emphasis on acquiring conversational
(I, II) Individual research or special problem projects supervised by a
skills as well as further study of grammar, vocabulary, and culture of
faculty member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a subject
Arabic speaking societies. 3 semester hours.
matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: ?Independent Study?
form must be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1
LIFL125. GERMAN II. 3.0 Hours.
to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for credit.
Continuation of German I with an emphasis on acquiring conversational
skills as well as further study of grammar, vocabulary, and German
LIMU101. BAND - FRESHMAN. 1.0 Hour.
culture. 3 semester hours.
Study, rehearsal, and performance of concert, marching and stage
repertory. Emphasis on fundamentals of rhythm, intonation, embouchure,
LIFL129. FRENCH II. 3.0 Hours.
and ensemble. 2 hours rehearsal; 1 semester hour. Not repeatable using
(II) French 2 provides continued instruction in speaking, reading,
same course number. See rules limiting the number of hours applicable
listening, and writing the French language, with emphasis in class
to a degree above.
on communicating through speaking and listening skills. French and
francophone culture will also be studied. Prerequisites: LIFL119. 3 hours
LIMU102. BAND. 1.0 Hour.
lecture.
Study, rehearsal, and performance of concert, marching and stage
repertory. Emphasis on fundamentals of rhythm, intonation, embouchure,
LIFL198. SPECIAL TOPICS. 1-6 Hour.
and ensemble. 2 hours rehearsal; 1 semester hour. Not repeatable using
(I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special
same course number. See rules limiting the number of hours applicable
interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is offered only
to a degree above.
once. Prerequisite: Instructor consent. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
Repeatable for credit under different titles.
LIMU111. CHORUS. 1.0 Hour.
Study, rehearsal, and performance of choral music of the classical,
LIFL199. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 1-6 Hour.
romantic, and modern periods with special emphasis on principles of
(I, II) Individual research or special problem projects supervised by a
diction, rhythm, intonation, phrasing, and ensemble. 2 hours rehearsal;
faculty member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a subject
1 semester hour. Not repeatable using same course number. See rules
matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: ?Independent Study?
limiting the number of hours applicable to a degree above.
form must be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1
to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for credit.
LIMU112. CHORUS. 1.0 Hour.
Study, rehearsal, and performance of choral music of the classical,
LIFL213. SPANISH III. 3.0 Hours.
romantic, and modern periods with special emphasis on principles of
Emphasis on furthering conversational skills and a continuing study of
diction, rhythm, intonation, phrasing, and ensemble. 2 hours rehearsal;
grammar, vocabulary, and Spanish American culture. 3 semester hours.
1 semester hour. Not repeatable using same course number. See rules
LIFL214. ARABIC III. 3.0 Hours.
limiting the number of hours applicable to a degree above.
Emphasis on furthering conversational skills and a continuing study
LIMU189. INDIVIDUAL INSTRUMENTAL OR VOCAL MUSIC
of grammar, vocabulary, and culture of Arabic-speaking societies. 3
INSTRUCTION. 1.0 Hour.
semester hours.
(I, II) The course affords the student an opportunity to study privately
LIFL215. GERMAN III. 3.0 Hours.
with CSM music faculty on a wide range of instruments including guitar,
Emphasis on furthering conversational skills and a con tinuing study of
piano, bass guitar, voice, saxophone, flute, drums and world instruments.
grammar, vocabulary, and German culture. 3 semester hours.
Students will be required to practice regularly and demonstrate
LIFL299. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 6.0 Hours.
proficiency on their instrument/voice. Topics of this class will include
(I, II) Individual research or special problem projects supervised by a
performance etiquette, musicianship, musical styles, stylistic vocabulary,
faculty member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a subject
foreign language and basic music theory. 1 credit hour.
matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: ?Independent Study?
LIMU198. SPECIAL TOPICS. 6.0 Hours.
form must be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1
(I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special
to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for credit.
interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is offered only
LIFL398. SPECIAL TOPICS. 1-6 Hour.
once. Prerequisite: Instructor consent. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
(I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special
Repeatable for credit under different titles.
interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is offered only
LIMU201. BAND - SOPHOMORE. 1.0 Hour.
once. Prerequisite: Instructor consent. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
Study, rehearsal, and performance of concert, marching and stage
Repeatable for credit under different titles.
repertory. Emphasis on fundamentals of rhythm, intonation, embouchure,
LIFL399. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 1-6 Hour.
and ensemble. 2 hours rehearsal; 1 semester hour. Not repeatable using
(I, II) Individual research or special problem projects supervised by a
same course number. See rules limiting the number of hours applicable
faculty member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a subject
to a degree above.
matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: ?Independent Study?
LIMU202. BAND. 1.0 Hour.
form must be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1
Study, rehearsal, and performance of concert, marching and stage
to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for credit.
repertory. Emphasis on fundamentals of rhythm, intonation, embouchure,
and ensemble. 2 hours rehearsal; 1 semester hour. Not repeatable using
same course number. See rules limiting the number of hours applicable
to a degree above.

114 Liberal Arts and International Studies
LIMU211. CHORUS. 1.0 Hour.
LIMU402. JAZZ ENSEMBLE/PEP BAND. 1.0 Hour.
Study, rehearsal, and performance of choral music of the classical,
Study, rehearsal, and performance of concert, marching and stage
romantic, and modern periods with special emphasis on principles of
repertory. Emphasis on fundamentals of rhythm, intonation, embouchure,
diction, rhythm, intonation, phrasing, and ensemble. 2 hours rehearsal;
and ensemble. 2 hours rehearsal; 1 semester hour. Not repeatable using
1 semester hour. Not repeatable using same course number. See rules
same course number. See rules limiting the number of hours applicable
limiting the number of hours applicable to a degree above.
to a degree above.
LIMU212. CHORUS. 1.0 Hour.
LIMU411. CHORUS. 1.0 Hour.
Study, rehearsal, and performance of choral music of the classical,
Study, rehearsal, and performance of choral music of the classical,
romantic, and modern periods with special emphasis on principles of
romantic, and modern periods with special emphasis on principles of
diction, rhythm, intonation, phrasing, and ensemble. 2 hours rehearsal;
diction, rhythm, intonation, phrasing, and ensemble. 2 hours rehearsal;
1 semester hour. Not repeatable using same course number. See rules
1 semester hour. Not repeatable using same course number. See rules
limiting the number of hours applicable to a degree above.
limiting the number of hours applicable to a degree above.
LIMU299. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 1-6 Hour.
LIMU412. CHORUS. 1.0 Hour.
(I, II) Individual research or special problem projects supervised by a
Study, rehearsal, and performance of choral music of the classical,
faculty member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a subject
romantic, and modern periods with special emphasis on principles of
matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: ?Independent Study?
diction, rhythm, intonation, phrasing, and ensemble. 2 hours rehearsal;
form must be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1
1 semester hour. Not repeatable using same course number. See rules
to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for credit.
limiting the number of hours applicable to a degree above.
LIMU301. BAND - JUNIOR. 1.0 Hour.
LIMU421. JAZZ ENSEMBLE/PEP BAND - FALL. 1.0 Hour.
Study, rehearsal, and performance of concert, marching and stage
FALL The Jazz Ensemble provides an opportunity for students to
repertory. Emphasis on fundamentals of rhythm, intonation, embouchure,
participate in a musical ensemble in the jazz big band format. Jazz music
and ensemble. 2 hours rehearsal; 1 semester hour. Not repeatable using
is a unique American art form. The big band jazz format is an exciting
same course number. See rules limiting the number of hours applicable
way for students to experience the power, grace and beauty of this
to a degree above.
art form and music in general. The class will consist of regular weekly
rehearsals and one or more concert performance (s). 1 semester hour.
LIMU302. BAND. 1.0 Hour.
Repeatable for credit. See rules limiting the number of hours applicable to
Study, rehearsal, and performance of concert, marching and stage
a degree above.
repertory. Emphasis on fundamentals of rhythm, intonation, embouchure,
and ensemble. 2 hours rehearsal; 1 semester hour. Not repeatable using
LIMU422. JAZZ ENSEMBLE/PEP BAND - SPRING. 1.0 Hour.
same course number. See rules limiting the number of hours applicable
SPRING The Jazz Ensemble provides an opportunity for students to
to a degree above.
participate in a musical ensemble in the jazz big band format. Jazz music
is a unique American art form. The big band jazz format is an exciting
LIMU311. CHORUS. 1.0 Hour.
way for students to experience the power, grace and beauty of this
Study, rehearsal, and performance of choral music of the classical,
art form and music in general. The class will consist of regular weekly
romantic, and modern periods with special emphasis on principles of
rehearsals and one or more concert performance(s). 1 semester hour.
diction, rhythm, intonation, phrasing, and ensemble. 2 hours rehearsal;
Repeatable for credit. See rules limiting the number of hours applicable to
1 semester hour. Not repeatable using same course number. See rules
a degree above.
limiting the number of hours applicable to a degree above.
LIMU423. JAZZ LAB. 1.0 Hour.
LIMU312. CHORUS. 1.0 Hour.
The Jazz Lab provides an opportunity for students to participate in a
Study, rehearsal, and performance of choral music of the classical,
musical ensemble in the jazz combo format. Jazz music is a unique
romantic, and modern periods with special emphasis on principles of
American art form. The jazz combo format is an exciting way for students
diction, rhythm, intonation, phrasing, and ensemble. 2 hours rehearsal;
to experience the joy and sense of achievement of performing this great
1 semester hour. Not repeatable using same course number. See rules
American music form. The class will consist of regular weekly rehearsals
limiting the number of hours applicable to a degree above.
and one or more concert performance(s). 1 semester hour. Repeatable
LIMU398. SPECIAL TOPICS. 1-6 Hour.
for credit. See rules limiting the number of hours applicable to a degree
(I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special
above.
interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is offered only
LIMU450. MUSIC TECHNOLOGY CAPSTONE COURSE. 3.0 Hours.
once. Prerequisite: Instructor consent. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
Project-based course designed to develop practical technological
Repeatable for credit under different titles.
and communication skills for direct application to the music recording.
LIMU401. BAND - SENIOR. 1.0 Hour.
Prerequisite: LIMU340 and LIMU350. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
Study, rehearsal, and performance of concert, marching and stage
LIMU498. SPECIAL TOPICS. 1-6 Hour.
repertory. Emphasis on fundamentals of rhythm, intonation, embouchure,
(I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special
and ensemble. 2 hours rehearsal; 1 semester hour. Not repeatable using
interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is offered only
same course number. See rules limiting the number of hours applicable
once. Prerequisite: Instructor consent. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
to a degree above.
Repeatable for credit under different titles.

Colorado School of Mines 115
Mining Engineering
• The skills critical to leadership and supervision.
Put simply, our vision for the Mining Engineering Department is to
Program Description
be internationally recognized as the World’s premiere center for
education and applied research in the diverse fields of mining and
Mining engineering is a broad profession, which embraces all required
underground construction and tunneling. This vision spans across
activities to facilitate the recovery of valuable minerals and products
numerous interdisciplinary areas of study. Through collaborations with
from the earth’s crust for the benefit of humanity. It is one of the oldest
other CSM departments, academic institutions, government agencies,
engineering professions, which continues to grow in importance. It has
and industry, we are committed to expanding the international reputation
often been said: “If it can't be grown then it must be mined.” An adequate
of the Department for excellence in education, research, industry service,
supply of mineral products at competitive prices is the life-blood of the
and community outreach.
continuing growth of industrialized nations and the foundation of the
progress for the developing countries.
The Mining Engineering Department's program objectives are:
The function of the mining engineer is to apply knowledge of pertinent
1. Have knowledge of, and skills in, engineering fundamentals to
scientific theory, engineering fundamentals, and improved technology
solve complex and open-ended mining and earth systems-related
to recover natural resources. Mining is a world-wide activity involving
problems.
the extraction of non-metallics, metal ores of all kinds, and solid fuel and
2. Demonstrate teamwork and leadership skills relevant to their chosen
energy sources such as coal and nuclear materials. In addition to mineral
profession.
extraction, the skills of mining engineers are also needed in a variety
3. Several years after leaving CSM, our graduates will achieve
of fields where the earth’s crust is utilized, such as the underground
professional growth.
construction industry. The construction industry, with its requirements of
developing earth (rock) systems, tunnels and underground chambers,
The program leading to the degree Bachelor of Science in Mining
and the hazardous waste disposal industry are examples of such
Engineering is accredited by:
applications. These are expanding needs, with a shortage of competent
people; the mining engineer is well qualified to meet these needs.
The Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for
Engineering and Technology
The importance of ecological and environmental planning is recognized
111 Market Place, Suite 1050
and given significant attention in all aspects of the mining engineering
Baltimore, MD 21202-4012
curriculum.
Telephone (410) 347-7700
CSM mining engineering students study the principles and techniques
Program Educational Objectives (Bachelor of
of mineral exploration, and underground and surface mining operations,
as well as, mineral processing technologies. Studies include rock
Science in Mining Engineering)
mechanics, rock fragmentation, plant and mine design, mine ventilation,
In addition to contributing toward achieving the educational objectives
surveying, valuation, industrial hygiene, mineral law, mine safety,
described in the CSM Graduate profile and the ABET Accreditation
computing, mineral processing, solution mining and operations research.
Criteria, the educational objectives which the Mining Engineering
Throughout the mining engineering curriculum, a constant effort is
Department aspires to accomplish can be seen in the attributes of our
made to maintain a balance between theoretical principles and their
graduates. The graduate is equipped with:
engineering applications. The mining engineering graduate is qualified for
positions in engineering, supervision, and research.
• A sound knowledge in the required basic sciences and engineering
fundamentals;
The Department recognizes the high expectations that industry has
• Knowledge and experience in the application of engineering
for our graduates as well as the responsibility we have to prepare
principles to the exploitation of earth’s resources and construction
our students for successful professional careers. To be successful, it
of earth (rock) systems in an engineering systems orientation and
is imperative that mining graduates possess an ever-growing set of
setting;
technical skills, knowledge, and expertise. Beyond the technical aspects
• Ability to solve complex mining and earth systems related problems;
of basic sciences, engineering fundamentals, and problem-solving,
mining engineering graduates must also acquire a host of other skills
• Capability for team work and decision making;
which are essential in today’s global economy.
• Appreciation of the global role of minerals in the changing world;
• Desire for continuing education, intellectual and professional
These include:
development, analysis and creativity;
• The ability to work in interdisciplinary teams and communicate
• Self confidence and articulation, with high professional and ethical
effectively to different types of audiences,
standards.
• An appreciation of the social, political, and economic realities of
Curriculum
different cultures, countries, and indigenous peoples,
• An understanding of the global role mineral extraction and resource
The mining engineering curriculum is devised to facilitate the widest
development have on local, regional, and international levels,
employability of CSM graduates. The curriculum is based on scientific
• The desire for continuing and life-long education, intellectual and
engineering and geologic fundamentals and the application of these
professional development, analysis, and creativity,
fundamentals to design and operate mines and to create structures in
rock and prepare mine products for the market. To achieve this goal, the
• The need to maintain high professional and ethical standards,
curriculum is designed to ensure that the graduates:
• The importance of self-confidence, conviction, and compassion, and

116 Mining Engineering
• become broad based mining engineers who can tackle the problems
GEOL310
EARTH MATERIALS AND
4.0
4.0
of both hard and soft rock mining, regardless of whether the mineral
RESOURCES
deposit requires surface or underground methods of extraction,
FREE
Free Elective
3.0
3.0
• have an opportunity, through elective courses, to specialize in one or
18.0
more aspects of the mining engineering profession,
Spring
lec
lab
sem.hrs
• are interested in an academic or research career, or wish to pursue
LAIS/EBGN
H&SS Restricted Elective I
3.0
3.0
employment in related fields, have a sufficiently sound scientific and
EENG281
INTRODUCTION TO
3.0
engineering foundation to do so effectively.
ELECTRICAL CIRCUITS,
This purpose permeates both the lower and upper division courses.
ELECTRONICS AND POWER
Another important aspect of the curriculum is the development of the
MNGN314
UNDERGROUND MINE
3.0
3.0
students’ capabilities to be team members, with the added objective of
DESIGN
preparing them for leadership in their professional life. The curriculum
MNGN316
COAL MINING METHODS
2.0
3.0
3.0
focuses on the application of engineering principles to solving problems,
GEOL311
STRUCTURAL GEOLOGY FOR
2.0
2.0
in short, engineering design in an earth systems approach.
MINING ENGINEERS
Degree Requirements (Mining Engineering)
FREE
Free Elective
3.0
3.0
17.0
Freshman
Senior
lec
lab
sem.hrs
Fall
lec
lab
sem.hrs
CORE
Common Core
33.0
MNGN414
MINE PLANT DESIGN
2.0
3.0
3.0
33.0
MNGN408
UNDERGROUND DESIGN
2.0
2.0
Sophomore
AND CONSTRUCTION
Fall
lec
lab
sem.hrs
MNGN428
MINING ENGINEERING
3.0
1.0
MATH213
CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS
4.0
4.0
EVALUATION AND DESIGN
AND ENGINEERS III
REPORT I
PHGN200
PHYSICS II-
3.5
3.0
4.5
MNGN438
GEOSTATISTICS
2.0
3.0
3.0
ELECTROMAGNETISM AND
MNGN322
INTRODUCTION TO
3.0
2.0
3.0
OPTICS
MINERAL PROCESSING AND
EBGN201
PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS
3.0
3.0
LABORATORY
CEEN241
STATICS
3.0
LAIS/EBGN
H&SS Restricted Elective II
3.0
3.0
EPIC251
DESIGN (EPICS) II
2.0
3.0
3.0
FREE
Free Elective
3.0
3.0
PAGN2XX
PHYSICAL EDUCATION
0.5
18.0
18.0
Spring
lec
lab
sem.hrs
Spring
lec
lab
sem.hrs
MNGN429
MINING ENGINEERING
3.0
2.0
MEGN351
FLUID MECHANICS
3.0
EVALUATION AND DESIGN
MATH225
DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS
3.0
3.0
REPORT II
MNGN210
INTRODUCTORY MINING
3.0
3.0
MNGN433
MINE SYSTEMS ANALYSIS I
3.0
3.0
LAIS200
HUMAN SYSTEMS
3.0
MNGN427
MINE VALUATION
2.0
2.0
MNGN317
DYNAMICS FOR MINING
1.0
1.0
MNGN424
MINE VENTILATION
2.0
3.0
3.0
ENGINEERS
MNGN410
EXCAVATION PROJECT
2.0
2.0
CEEN311
MECHANICS OF MATERIALS
3.0
MANAGEMENT
PAGN2XX
PHYSICAL EDUCATION
0.5
LAIS/EBGN
H&SS Restricted Elective III
3.0
3.0
16.5
15.0
Summer
lec
lab
sem.hrs
Total Hours: 139.5
MNGN308
MINE SAFETY
1.0
1.0
General CSM Minor/ASI requirements can be found here (p. 40).
MNGN300
SUMMER FIELD SESSION
3.0
3.0
4.0
Minor Programs
Junior
The Mining Engineering Department offers three minor programs;
Fall
lec
lab
sem.hrs
the traditional mining engineering program for non-mining majors,
MEGN361
THERMODYNAMICS I
3.0
underground construction and tunneling and explosive engineering.
MNGN309
MINING ENGINEERING
8.0
2.0
LABORATORY
Mining Engineering Minor
MNGN312
SURFACE MINE DESIGN
2.0
3.0
3.0
The minor program in mining engineering requires students to take:
MNGN321
INTRODUCTION TO ROCK
2.0
3.0
3.0
MECHANICS
MNGN210
INTRODUCTORY MINING
3.0
Select two of the following:
6.0

Colorado School of Mines 117
MNGN312
SURFACE MINE DESIGN
MNGN308
MINE SAFETY
MNGN314
UNDERGROUND MINE DESIGN
MNGN309
MINING ENGINEERING LABORATORY
MNGN316
COAL MINING METHODS
MNGN312
SURFACE MINE DESIGN
Other courses from mining engineering
9.0
MNGN314
UNDERGROUND MINE DESIGN
Total Hours
18.0
MNGN316
COAL MINING METHODS
MNGN321
INTRODUCTION TO ROCK MECHANICS
The list of available courses can be found in the mining engineering
MNGN404
TUNNELING
department office.
MNGN405
ROCK MECHANICS IN MINING
Area of Specialization in mining engineering (12 credit hours of course
MNGN406
DESIGN AND SUPPORT OF UNDERGROUND
work) is also available and should be discussed with a faculty member
EXCAVATIONS
in the mining engineering department and approved by the Department
MNGN408
UNDERGROUND DESIGN AND
Head.
CONSTRUCTION
Explosive Engineering Minor
Total Hours
11.0
Program Advisor: Dr. Mark Kuchta
Department Head
There are very few academic explosive engineering programs world
Priscilla P. Nelson
wide. In fact, Colorado School of Mines is the only educational institution
that offers an explosive engineering minor program in the U.S.A.
Professors
Developed in the CSM tradition of combining academic education
Kadri Dagdelen
with hands-on experience, this minor program will prepare students
for new and developing applications involving the use of explosives in
Priscilla P. Nelson
the mining and materials engineering, underground construction, oil
and gas operations, demolition, homeland security, military, forensic
M. Ugur Ozbay
investigations, manufacturing and material synthesis.
Associate Professors
With the proper program development of courses and basic knowledge
Mark Kuchta
in explosive engineering, students enrolled in this program will discover
and gain insight into the exciting industrial applications of explosives,
Hugh B. Miller
selection of explosives, and the correct and safe use of the energetic
materials. With the help of the program advisor, the students will design
Masami Nakagawa
and select the proper course sequence and complete a hands-on
research project under the supervision of a faculty advisor.
Assistant Professors
Elizabeth A. Holley
An explosives minor requires 18 credit hours of specially selected
courses. The list of available courses can be found in the mining
Rennie Kaunda
engineering department office.
Research Professors
Explosive Engineering Area of Special
Interest (ASI)
Jurgen F. Brune
Program Advisor: Dr. Vilem Petr
M. Stephen Enders
A total of 12 credit hours are needed to complete the Area of Special
Research Associate Professor
Interest in Explosive Engineering Program. This is the preferred route
Vilem Petr
for students that would like to specialize in explosive engineering.
The first three (required) courses will provide the students with basic
Adjunct Faculty
knowledge in explosive engineering. And the forth course will provide
the students with mining application such for surface, underground or
John W. Grubb
underground construction. No more than 3 credit hours used for the ASI
Wm. Mark Hart
may be required for the degree-granting program in which the student is
graduating.
Raymond Henn
Required of All Students
Paul Jones
MNGN429
MINING ENGINEERING EVALUATION AND
2.0
DESIGN REPORT II
Andy Schissler
MNGN407
ROCK FRAGMENTATION
3.0
D. Erik Spiller
MNGN444
EXPLOSIVES ENGINEERING II
3.0
William R. Wilson
Select at least one of the following:
3.0
MNGN210
INTRODUCTORY MINING

118 Mining Engineering
Courses
MNGN312. SURFACE MINE DESIGN. 3.0 Hours.
(I) (WI) Analysis of elements of surface mine operation and design of
MNGN198. SPECIAL TOPICS IN MINING ENGINEERING. 1-6 Hour.
surface mining system components with emphasis on minimization
(I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special
of adverse environmental impact and maximization of efficient use of
interests of instructor(s) and student( s). Usually the course is offered
mineral resources. Ore estimates, unit operations, equipment selection,
only once. Prerequisite: Instructor consent. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit
final pit determinations, short- and longrange planning, road layouts,
hours. Repeatable for credit under different titles.
dump planning, and cost estimation. Prerequisite: MNGN210 and
MNGN199. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 1-6 Hour.
MNGN300. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
(I, II) (WI) Individual research or special problem projects supervised by
MNGN314. UNDERGROUND MINE DESIGN. 3.0 Hours.
a faculty member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a subject
(II) Selection, design, and development of most suitable underground
matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: ?Independent Study?
mining methods based upon the physical and the geological properties
form must be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1
of mineral deposits (metallics and nonmetallics), conservation
to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for credit.
considerations, and associated environmental impacts. Reserve
MNGN210. INTRODUCTORY MINING. 3.0 Hours.
estimates, development and production planning, engineering drawings
INTRODUCTORY MINING (I, II) Survey of mining and mining economics.
for development and extraction, underground haulage systems, and cost
Topics include mining law, exploration and sampling, reserve estimation,
estimates. Prerequisite: MNGN210 and MNGN300. 2 hours lecture, 3
project evaluation, basic unit operations including drilling, blasting,
hours lab; 3 semester hours.
loading and hauling, support, shaft sinking and an introduction to surface
MNGN316. COAL MINING METHODS. 3.0 Hours.
and underground mining methods. Prerequisite: None. 3 hours lecture; 3
(II) (WI) Devoted to surface and underground coal mining methods
semester hours.
and design. The surface mining portion emphasizes area-mining
MNGN222. INTRODUCTION TO EXPLOSIVES ENGINEERING. 3.0
methods, including pertinent design-related regulations, and overburden
Hours.
removal systems. Pit layout, sequencing, overburden equipment
A basic introduction to explosive engineering and applied explosive
selection and cost estimation are presented. The underground mining
science for students that recently completed their freshman or sophomore
portion emphasizes general mine layout; detailed layout of continuous,
years at CSM. Topics covered will include safety and explosive
conventional, longwall, and shortwall sections. General cost and manning
regulations, chemistry of explosives, explosives physics, and detonation
requirements; and production analysis. Federal and state health and
properties. The course features a significant practical learning component
safety regulations are included in all aspects of mine layout. Pre -
with several sessions held at the Explosives Research Laboratory in
requisite: MNGN210. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab, 3 semester hours.
Idaho Springs. Students completing this course will be well prepared
MNGN317. DYNAMICS FOR MINING ENGINEERS. 1.0 Hour.
for more advanced work in MNGN333 and MNGN444. Prerequisites:
(II) For mining engineering majors only. Absolute and relative motions,
PHGN100, MATH111, MATH112, CHGN121, and CHGN122. 3 hours
kinetics, work-energy, impulse-momentum and angular impulse-
lecture, 3 semester hours.
momentum. Prerequisite: MATH213/223, CEEN241. 1 hour lecture; 1
MNGN298. SPECIAL TOPICS IN MINING ENGINEERING. 6.0 Hours.
semester hour.
(I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special
MNGN321. INTRODUCTION TO ROCK MECHANICS. 3.0 Hours.
interests of instructor(s) and student( s). Usually the course is offered
Physical properties of rock, and fundamentals of rock substance and rock
only once. Prerequisite: Instructor consent. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit
mass response to applied loads. Principles of elastic analysis and stress-
hours. Repeatable for credit under different titles.
strain relationships. Elementary principles of the theoretical and applied
MNGN300. SUMMER FIELD SESSION. 3.0 Hours.
design of underground openings and pit slopes. Emphasis on practical
(S) Classroom and field instructions in the theory and practice of surface
applied aspects. Prerequisite: CEEN241 or MNGN317. 2 hours lecture, 3
and underground mine surveying. Introduction to the application of
hours lab; 3 semester hours.
various computer-aided mine design software packages incorporated in
MNGN322. INTRODUCTION TO MINERAL PROCESSING AND
upper division mining courses. Prerequisite: completion of sophomore
LABORATORY. 3.0 Hours.
year; Duration: first three weeks of summer term; 3 semester hours.
(I) Principles and practice of crushing, grinding, size classification;
MNGN308. MINE SAFETY. 1.0 Hour.
mineral concentration technologies including magnetic and electrostatic
(I) Causes and prevention of accidents. Mine safety regulations. Mine
separation, gravity separation, and flotation. Sedimentation, thickening,
rescue training. Safety management and organization. Prerequisite:
filtration and product drying as well as tailings disposal technologies
MNGN210. 1 hour lecture; 1 semester hour. Taken as the first week of
are included. The course is open to all CSM students. Prerequisite:
summer session.
PHGN200/ 210, MATH213/223. 2 hours lecture; 3 hours lab; 3 semester
hours.
MNGN309. MINING ENGINEERING LABORATORY. 2.0 Hours.
(I, II) Training in practical mine labor functions including: operation
MNGN333. EXPLOSIVES ENGINEERING I. 3.0 Hours.
of jackleg drills, jumbo drills, muckers, and LHD machines. Training
This course gives students in engineering and applied sciences the
stresses safe operation of equipment and safe handling of explosives.
opportunity to examine and develop a fundamental knowledge including
Introduction to front-line management techniques. Prerequisite:
terminology and understanding of explosives science and engineering
MNGN210, MNGN308 or consent of instructor. 2 semester hours.
concepts. Student learning will be demonstrated by assignments,
quizzes, and exams. Learning assistance will come in the form of
multidisciplinary lectures complemented by a few experts? lectures from
government, industry and the explosives engineering community. Pre-
requisites: none. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.

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MNGN340. COOPERATIVE EDUCATION. 3.0 Hours.
MNGN407. ROCK FRAGMENTATION. 3.0 Hours.
(I, II, S) Supervised, full-time, engineering-related employment for
(II) Theory and application of rock drilling, rock boring, explosives,
a continuous six-month period (or its equivalent) in which specific
blasting, and mechanical rock breakage. Design of blasting rounds,
educational objectives are achieved. Prerequisite: Second semester
applications to surface and underground excavation. Prerequisite:
sophomore status and a cumulative grade-point average of at least 2.00.
CEEN241, concurrent enrollment or Instructor?s consent. 3 hours lecture;
0 to 3 semester hours. Cooperative Education credit does not count
3 semester hours.
toward graduation except under special conditions.
MNGN408. UNDERGROUND DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION. 2.0
MNGN350. INTRODUCTION TO GEOTHERMAL ENERGY. 3.0 Hours.
Hours.
Geothermal energy resources and their utilization, based on geoscience
(I) Soil and rock engineering applied to underground civil works.
and engineering perspectives. Geoscience topics include world wide
Tunneling and the construction of underground openings for power
occurrences of resources and their classification, heat and mass
facilities, water conveyance, transportation, and waste disposal;
transfer, geothermal reservoirs, hydrothermal geochemistry, exploration
design, excavation and support of underground openings. Emphasis on
methods, and resource assessment. Engineering topics include
consulting practice, case studies, geotechnical design, and construction
thermodynamics of water, power cycles, electricity generation, drilling and
methods. Prerequisite: CEEN312 OR MNGN321, or Instructor?s consent.
well measurements, reservoir-surface engineering, and direct utilization.
2 hours of lecture; 2 semester hours.
Economic and environmental considerations and case studies are also
MNGN410. EXCAVATION PROJECT MANAGEMENT. 2.0 Hours.
presented. Prerequisites: ENGY200. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
(II) Successful implementation and management of surface and
MNGN398. SPECIAL TOPICS IN MINING ENGINEERING. 1-6 Hour.
underground construction projects, preparation of contract documents,
(I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special
project bidding and estimating, contract awarding and notice to proceed,
interests of instructor(s) and student( s). Usually the course is offered
value engineering, risk management, construction management
only once. Prerequisite: Instructor consent. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit
and dispute resolution, evaluation of differing site conditions claims.
hours. Repeatable for credit under different titles.
Prerequisite: MNGN 210 or Instructor?s consent, 2-hour lecture, 2
semester hours.
MNGN399. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 1-6 Hour.
(I, II) (WI) ) Individual research or special problem projects supervised
MNGN414. MINE PLANT DESIGN. 3.0 Hours.
by a faculty member. When a student and instructor agree on a subject
(I) Analysis of mine plant elements with emphasis on design. Materials
matter, content, method of assessment, and credit hours, it must be
handling, dewatering, hoisting, belt conveyor and other material handling
approved by the Department Head. Prerequisite: "Independent Study"
systems for underground mines. Prerequisite: MNGN312, MNGN314 or
form must be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1
Instructor?s consent. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 3 semester hour.
to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for credit.
MNGN418. ADVANCED ROCK MECHANICS. 3.0 Hours.
MNGN404. TUNNELING. 3.0 Hours.
Analytical and numerical modeling analysis of stresses and
(I) Modern tunneling techniques. Emphasis on evaluation of ground
displacements induced around engineering excavations in rock. In-situ
conditions, estimation of support requirements, methods of tunnel driving
stress. Rock failure criteria. Complete load deformation behavior of rocks.
and boring, design systems and equipment, and safety. Prerequisite:
Measurement and monitoring techniques in rock mechanics. Principles
none. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
of design of excavation in rocks. Analytical, numerical modeling and
empirical design methods. Probabilistic and deterministic approaches
MNGN405. ROCK MECHANICS IN MINING. 3.0 Hours.
to rock engineering designs. Excavation design examples for shafts,
(I) The course deals with the rock mechanics aspect of design of mine
tunnels, large chambers and mine pillars. Seismic loading of structures
layouts developed in both underground and surface. Underground mining
in rock. Phenomenon of rock burst and its alleviation. Prerequisite:
sections include design of coal and hard rock pillars, mine layout design
MNGN321 or Instructor?s consent. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
for tabular and massive ore bodies, assessment of caving characteristics
or ore bodies, performance and application of backfill, and phenomenon
MNGN421. DESIGN OF UNDERGROUND EXCAVATIONS. 3.0 Hours.
of rock burst and its alleviation. Surface mining portion covers rock mass
(II) Design of underground openings in competent and broken ground
characterization, failure modes of slopes excavated in rock masses,
using rock mechanics principles. Rock bolting design and other ground
probabilistic and deterministic approaches to design of slopes, and
support methods. Coal, evaporite, metallic and nonmetallic deposits
remedial measures for slope stability problems. Prerequisite: MN321 or
included. Prerequisite: MNGN321, concurrent enrollment or Instructor?s
equivalent. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
consent. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
MNGN406. DESIGN AND SUPPORT OF UNDERGROUND
MNGN422. FLOTATION. 2.0 Hours.
EXCAVATIONS. 3.0 Hours.
Science and engineering governing the practice of mineral concentration
Design of underground excavations and support. Analysis of stress
by flotation. Interfacial phenomena, flotation reagents, mineral-reagent
and rock mass deformations around excavations using analytical and
interactions, and zeta-potential are covered. Flotation circuit design and
numerical methods. Collections, preparation, and evaluation of in situ and
evaluation as well as tailings handling are also covered. The course also
laboratory data for excavation design. Use of rock mass rating systems
includes laboratory demonstrations of some fundamental concepts. 3
for site characterization and excavation design. Study of support types
hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
and selection of support for underground excavations. Use of numerical
MNGN423. FLOTATION LABORATORY. 1.0 Hour.
models for design of shafts, tunnels and large chambers. Prerequisite:
(I) Experiments to accompany the lectures in MNGN422. Co-requisite:
Instructor?s consent. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours. Offered in odd
MNGN421 or Instructor's consent.. 3 hours lab; 1 semester hour.
years.

120 Mining Engineering
MNGN424. MINE VENTILATION. 3.0 Hours.
MNGN436. UNDERGROUND COAL MINE DESIGN. 3.0 Hours.
(II) Fundamentals of mine ventilation, including control of gas, dust,
(II) Design of an underground coal mine based on an actual coal reserve.
temperature, and humidity; ventilation network analysis and design
This course shall utilize all previous course material in the actual design
of systems. Prerequisite: MEGN351, MEGN361 and MNGN314 or
of an underground coal mine. Ventilation, materials handling, electrical
Instructor?s consent. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
transmission and distribution, fluid mechanics, equipment selection and
application, mine plant design. Information from all basic mining survey
MNGN427. MINE VALUATION. 2.0 Hours.
courses will be used. Prerequisite: MNGN316, MNGN321, MNGN414,
(II) Course emphasis is on the business aspects of mining. Topics include
EGGN329 and MNGN381 or MNGN384. Concurrent enrollment with the
time valuation of money and interest formulas, cash flow, investment
Instructor?s consent permitted. 3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 3 semester
criteria, tax considerations, risk and sensitivity analysis, escalation and
hours.
inflation and cost of capital. Calculation procedures are illustrated by case
studies. Computer programs are used. Prerequisite: Senior in Mining,
MNGN438. GEOSTATISTICS. 3.0 Hours.
graduate status or Instructor?s consent. 2 hours lecture; 2 semester
(I) Introduction to elementary probability theory and its applications
hours.
in engineering and sciences; discrete and continuous probability
distributions; parameter estimation; hypothesis testing; linear regression;
MNGN428. MINING ENGINEERING EVALUATION AND DESIGN
spatial correlations and geostatistics with emphasis on applications in
REPORT I. 1.0 Hour.
earth sciences and engineering. Prerequisites: MATH112. 2 hours of
(I) (WI) Preparation of phase I engineering report based on coordination
lecture and 3 hours of lab. 3 semester hours.
of all previous work. Includes mineral deposit selection, geologic
description, mining method selection, ore reserve determination, and
MNGN440. EQUIPMENT REPLACEMENT ANALYSIS. 2.0 Hours.
permit process outline. Emphasis is on detailed mine design and
(I) Introduction to the fundamentals of classical equipment replacement
cost analysis evaluation in preparation for MNGN429. Prerequisites:
theory. Emphasis on new, practical approaches to equipment
MNGN210: MNGN300, MNGN308, MNGN312, MNGN314, MNGN309,
replacement decision making. Topics include: operating and maintenance
MNGN321, MNGN316, GEOL310, GEOL311. Concurrent: MNGN438. 3
costs, obsolescence factors, technological changes, salvage, capital
hours lab; 1 semester hour.
investments, minimal average annual costs, optimum economic life,
infinite and finite planning horizons, replacement cycles, replacement
MNGN429. MINING ENGINEERING EVALUATION AND DESIGN
vs. expansion, maximization of returns from equipment replacement
REPORT II. 2.0 Hours.
expenditures. Prerequisite: MNGN427, senior or graduate status. 2 hours
(II) (WI) Preparation of formal engineering report based on all course
lecture; 2 semester hours.
work in the mining option. Emphasis is on mine design, equipment
selection, production scheduling, evaluation and cost analysis.
MNGN444. EXPLOSIVES ENGINEERING II. 3.0 Hours.
Prerequisite: MNGN428, MNGN210: MNGN300, MNGN308, MNGN312,
This course gives students in engineering and applied sciences
MNGN314, MNGN309, MNGN321, MNGN316, GEOL310, GEOL311,
the opportunity to acquire the fundamental concepts of explosives
MNGN438, MNGN414; Concurrent: MNGN322/323, MNGN427,
engineering and science applications as they apply to industry
MNGN433. 3 hours lab; 2 semester hours.
and real life examples. Students will expand upon their MNGN333
knowledge and develop a more advanced knowledge base including
MNGN431. MINING AND METALLURGICAL ENVIRONMENT. 3.0
an understanding of the subject as it applies to their specific project
Hours.
interests. Assignments, quizzes, concept modeling and their project
This course covers studies of the interface between mining and
development and presentation will demonstrate student's progress.
metallurgical process engineering and environmental engineering areas.
Prerequisite: none. 3 hours lecture, 3 semester hours.
Wastes, effluents and their point sources in mining and metallurgical
processes such as mineral concentration, value extraction and process
MNGN445. ROCK SLOPE ENGINEERING. 3.0 Hours.
metallurgy are studied in context. Fundamentals of unit operations
Introduction to the analysis and design of slopes excavated in rock.
and unit processes with those applicable to waste and effluent control,
Rock mass classification and strength determinations, geological
disposal and materials recycling are covered. Engineering design and
structural parameters, properties of fracture sets, data collection
engineering cost components are also included for some examples
techniques, hydrological factors, methods of analysis of slope stability,
chosen. The ratio of fundamentals applications coverage is about 1:1.
wedge intersections, monitoring and maintenance of final pit slopes,
Prerequisite: Instructor?s consent. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
classification of slides. Deterministic and probabilistic approaches in
slope design. Remedial measures. Laboratory and field exercise in
MNGN433. MINE SYSTEMS ANALYSIS I. 3.0 Hours.
slope design. Collection of data and specimens in the field for deterring
(II) Application of statistics, systems analysis, and operations research
physical properties required for slope design. Application of numerical
techniques to mineral industry problems. Laboratory work using computer
modeling and analytical techniques to slope stability determinations for
techniques to improve efficiency of mining operations. Prerequisite:
hard rock and soft rock environments. Prerequisite: Instructor?s consent.
Senior or graduate status. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
MNGN434. PROCESS ANALYSIS. 1.0 Hour.
MNGN452. SOLUTION MINING AND PROCESSING OF ORES. 3.0
Projects to accompany the lectures in MNGN422. Prerequisite:
Hours.
MNGN422 or Instructor?s consent. 3 hours lab; 1 semester hour.
(II) Theory and application of advanced methods of extracting and
processing of minerals, underground or in situ, to recover solutions and
concentrates of value-materials, by minimization of the traditional surface
processing and disposal of tailings to minimize environmental impacts.
Prerequisite: Senior or graduate status; Instructor?s consent. 3 hours
lecture; 3 semester hours. Offered in spring.

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MNGN460. INDUSTRIAL MINERALS PRODUCTION. 3.0 Hours.
(II) This course describes the engineering principles and practices
associated with quarry mining operations related to the cement and
aggregates industries. The course will cover resource definition, quarry
planning and design, extraction, and processing of material for cement
and aggregate production. Permitting issues and reclamation, particle
sizing and environmental practices, will be studied in depth. Prerequisite:
MNGN312, MNGN322, MNGN323, or Instructor?s consent. 3 hours
lecture; 3 semester hours. Offered in spring.
MNGN470. SAFETY AND HEALTH MANAGEMENT IN THE MINING
INDUSTRY. 3.0 Hours.
(I) Fundamentals of managing occupational safety and health at a
mining operation. Includes tracking of accident and injury statistics, risk
management, developing a safety and health management plan, meeting
MSHA regulatory requirements, training, safety audits and accident
investigations. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
MNGN482. MINE MANAGEMENT. 3.0 Hours.
(II) Basic principles of successful mine management including
supervision skills, administrative policies, industrial and human relations,
improvement engineering, risk management, conflict resolution and
external affairs. Prerequisite: Senior or graduate status or Instructor's
consent. 2 hours lecture and 1 hour case study presentation and
discussion per week; 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
MNGN490. ENERGY AND SOCIETY. 3.0 Hours.
(II). A transdisciplinary capstone seminar that explores a spectrum of
approaches to the understanding, planning, and implementation of
energy production and use, including those typical of diverse private
and public (national and international) corporations, organizations,
states, and agencies. Aspects of global energy policy that may
be considered include the historical, social, cultural, economic,
ethical, political, and environmental aspects of energy together with
comparative methodologies and assessments of diverse forms of energy
development. Prerequisites: ENGY330/EBGN330 and one of either
ENGY310, ENGY320, or ENGY340; or consent of instructor. 3 hours
lecture/seminar; 3 semester hours.
MNGN498. SPECIAL TOPICS IN MINING ENGINEERING. 1-6 Hour.
(I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special
interests of instructor(s) and student( s). Usually the course is offered
only once. Prerequisite: Instructor consent. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit
hours. Repeatable for credit under different titles.
MNGN499. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 1-6 Hour.
(I, II) (WI) Individual research or special problem projects supervised
by a faculty member. When a student and instructor agree on a subject
matter, content, method of assessment, and credit hours, it must be
approved by the Department Head. Prerequisite: "Independent Study"
form must be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1
to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for credit.

122 Petroleum Engineering
Petroleum Engineering
New laboratory and computer equipment added to Marquez Hall include:
Computer Laboratory
Program Description
This computer laboratory is available for general use and classroom
The primary objectives of petroleum engineering are the safe and
instruction. It is continuously open for student use. Software includes
environmentally sound exploration, evaluation, development, and
more than $5.0 million in donated industry software used by oil and gas
recovery of oil, gas, geothermal, and other fluids in the earth. Skills in this
companies and research labs around the world.
branch of engineering are needed to meet the world's ever-increasing
demand for hydrocarbon fuel, thermal energy, and waste and pollution
Drilling Simulator Laboratory
management.
Rare on university campuses, this lab contains an up-to-date computer
Graduates of our program are in great demand in private industry, as
controlled, full-scale,graphic intensive drilling rig simulator. It includes
evidenced by the strong job market and high salaries. The petroleum
drilling controls that can be used to simulate onshore and offshore drilling
industry offers a wide range of employment opportunities for Petroleum
operations and well control situations. This lab also has three small scale
Engineering students during summer breaks and after graduation.
drilling rig simulators, identical to those used in industrial well control
Exciting experiences range from field work in drilling and producing oil
training facilities.
and gas fields to office jobs in small towns or large cities. Worldwide
travel and overseas assignments are available for interested students.
Reservoir Characterization Laboratory
Rock properties are measured that affect economic development
One of our objectives in the Petroleum Engineering Department is to
of reservoir resources of oil and gas. Measured properties include
prepare students to succeed in an energy industry that is evolving into an
permeability, porosity, and relative permeability. "Hands on" experiences
industry working with many energy sources. Besides developing technical
with simple and sophisticated equipment are provided.
competence in petroleum engineering, you will learn how your education
can help you contribute to the development of alternative energy sources
Drilling Fluids Laboratory
such as geothermal. In addition to exciting careers in the petroleum
industry, many petroleum engineering graduates find rewarding careers
Modern equipment found on drilling rigs world-wide enables students to
in the environmental arena, law, medicine, business, and many other
evaluate and design fluid systems required in drilling operations.
walks of life.
Fluids Characterization Laboratory
The department offers semester-abroad opportunities through formal
A variety of properties of fluids from oil and gas reservoirs are measured
exchange programs with the Petroleum Engineering Department
for realistic conditions of elevated temperature and pressure. This
at the Montanuniversität Leoben in Austria, Technical University in
laboratory accentuates principles studied in lectures.
Delft, Holland, the University of Adelaide, Adelaide, Australia, and
the Petroleum Institute in Abu Dhabi, UAE. Qualified undergraduate
Petroleum Engineering Summer Sessions
and graduate students from each school can attend the other for one
semester and receive full transfer credit back at the home university.
Two summer sessions, one after the completion of the sophomore year
and one after the junior year, are important parts of the educational
Graduate courses emphasize the research aspects of the profession,
experience. The first is a two-week session designed to introduce the
as well as advanced engineering applications. Qualified students may
student to the petroleum industry. Various career opportunities are
continue their education and earn a Master of Science, Master of
highlighted as well as showing petroleum field and office operations and
Engineering, and Doctor of Philosophy degrees.
geology. In addition, students are indoctrinated in health, safety, and
environmental awareness. Petroleum Engineering, a truly unique and
To facilitate classroom instruction and the learning experience, the
exciting engineering discipline, can be experienced by visiting petroleum
Petroleum Engineering faculty recommend that all petroleum engineering
operations. Historically, the areas visited have included Europe, Alaska,
students have notebook computers. Recommended specifications for
Canada, the U.S. Gulf Coast, California, the Midcontinent, the Northeast
the computer can be obtained from the CSM Academic Computing &
US, and the Rocky Mountain Region.
Networking web site.
The second two-week session, after the junior year, is an in-depth study
The Petroleum Engineering Department encourages student involvement
of the Rangely Oil Field and surrounding geology in Western Colorado.
with the Society of Petroleum Engineers, the American Association of
The Rangely Oil Field is the largest oil field in the Rocky Mountain
Drilling Engineers, and the American Rock Mechanics Association. The
region and has undergone primary, secondary, and enhanced recovery
department provides some financial support for students attending the
processes. Field work in the area provide the setting for understanding
annual technical conferences for these professional societies.
the complexity of geologic systems and the environmental and safety
issues in the context of reservoir development and management.
In the fall of 2012, the new Petroleum Engineering building, Marquez
(pronounced "Marcus") Hall, was opened. The new home for the
Other Opportunities
Petroleum Engineering Department is a prominent campus landmark,
showcasing Mines’ longstanding strengths in its core focus areas and our
It is recommended that all students considering majoring or minoring
commitment to staying at the forefront of innovation. The new building
in Petroleum Engineering sign up for the elective course PEGN102,
is designed using aggressive energy saving strategies and is LEED
Introduction to the Petroleum Industry in the spring semester. Also,
certified. Marquez Hall is the first building on the Colorado School of
seniors may take 500-level graduate courses that include topics such
Mines Campus that is funded entirely by private donations.
as drilling, reservoir, and production engineering; reservoir simulation
and characterization, and economics and risk analysis with instructor

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concurrence (see the CSM Graduate Bulletin (bulletin.mines.edu/
petroleum engineering department faculty with diverse backgrounds,
graduate/thegraduateschool) for course offerings).
and various technical seminars, field trips, and our field sessions.
• Applying problem solving skills, as demonstrated by designing and
Program Educational Objectives (Bachelor of
conducting experiments, analyzing and interpreting data, developing
Science in Petroleum Engineering)
problem solving skills in engineering practice by working real world
problems.
The Petroleum Engineering Department is accredited by the Engineering
Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and
• An understanding of ethical, social, environmental, and professional
Technology, 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202-4012,
responsibilities as demonstrated by following established department
telephone (410) 347-7700.
and Colorado School of Mines honor codes, integrating ethical and
environmental issues into real world problems, and developing an
The Mission of the Petroleum Engineering Program continues to evolve
awareness of health and safety issues.
over time in response to the needs of the graduates and industry; in
• And by developing multidisciplinary team skills, as demonstrated by
concert with the Colorado School of Mines Institutional Mission Statement
the ability to integrate information and data from multiple sources and
and the Profile of the Future Graduate; and in recognition of accreditation
to enhance critical team skills sets.
requirements specified by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of
the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology. The Mission of
These program objectives and student outcomes can be found on the
the Petroleum Engineering Program is:
Petroleum Engineering Department's website under the Colorado School
of Mines website. These are also found publicly posted in the ABET
To educate engineers for the worldwide petroleum industry
bulletin board outside the department offices.
at the undergraduate and graduate levels, perform research
that enhances the state-of-the-art in petroleum technology,
Curriculum
and to serve the industry and public good through professional
All disciplines within petroleum engineering are covered to great depth
societies and public service. This mission is achieved through
at the undergraduate and graduate levels, both in the classroom
proactive leadership in providing a solid foundation for both the
and laboratory instruction, and in research. Specific areas include
undergraduate and graduate programs. Students are well prepared
fundamental fluid and rock behavior, drilling, formation evaluation,
for life-long learning, an international and diverse career, further
well completions and stimulation, well testing, production operations
education, and public service. The program emphasizes integrated
and artificial lift, reservoir engineering, supplemental and enhanced oil
and multi-disciplinary teamwork in classroom instruction and in
recovery, economic evaluation of petroleum projects, environmental and
research, and actively pursues interdisciplinary activities with many
safety issues, and the computer simulation of most of these topics.
other CSM departments, particularly the Earth Science/Engineering
programs.
The Petroleum Engineering student studies mathematics, computer
science, chemistry, physics, general engineering, geology, the
As part of the that process, the faculty of the department has objectives
humanities, technical communication (including researching subjects,
that they want to see their alumni accomplish within three to five years
report writing, oral presentations, and listening skills), and environmental
from graduation. Therefore, the Petroleum Engineering Department's
topics. A unique aspect is the breadth and depth of the total program
faculty has affirmed the following Program Educational Objectives as
structured in a manner that prepares each graduate for a successful
follows:
career from the standpoints of technical competence, managerial abilities,
• Our Alumni will practice their professions in an ethical, social, and
and multidisciplinary experiences. The needs for continued learning and
environmentally responsible manner.
professionalism are stressed.
• Our Alumni will serve society and individuals through professional
The strength of the program comes from the high quality of students
societies, educational institutions, and governmental organizations.
and professors. The faculty has expertise in teaching and research in
• Our Alumni will have a high-level competency in engineering
all the major areas of petroleum engineering listed above. Additionally,
principles and practices.
the faculty members have significant industrial backgrounds that lead
• Our Alumni will pursue successful and diverse professional careers,
to meaningful design experiences for the students. Engineering design
or will continue education in the US or abroad.
is taught throughout the curriculum including a senior design course
• Our Alumni will work on multidisciplinary teams across multitude of
on applying the learned skills to real world reservoir development and
cultures.
management problems. The senior design course is truly multidisciplinary
with students and professors from the Petroleum Engineering,
• Our Alumni will be effective communicators.
Geophysics, and Geology and Geological Engineering departments.
To accomplish these objectives, the Petroleum Engineering program has,
As of August 2012 the program has new facilities and equipment for
in addition to the school's Graduate Profile and the overall objectives,
laboratory instruction and experimental research. To maintain leadership
certain student objectives particular to the Department. These include:
in future petroleum engineering technology, decision making, and
• A broad education, based on science, technology, engineering,
management, computers are incorporated into every part of the program,
and mathematics basics, effective communication skills, the skills
from undergraduate instruction through graduate student and faculty
necessary for diverse and international professional career, and the
research.
recognition of need and ability to engage in lifelong learning.
The department is close to oil and gas field operations, petroleum
• A solid foundation in engineering principles and practices, based
companies, research laboratories, and geologic out-crops of nearby
upon the Society of Petroleum Engineer's ABET Guidelines, a strong

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producing formations. There are many opportunities for short field trips
PEGN438
PETROLEUM
2.0
3.0
3.0
and for summer and part-time employment in the oil and gas industry.
GEOSTATISTICS
PEGN361
COMPLETION ENGINEERING
3.0
3.0
Degree Requirements (Petroleum
PEGN411
MECHANICS OF PETROLEUM
3.0
3.0
Engineering)
PRODUCTION
Freshman
LAIS/EBGN
H&SS Restricted Elective II
3.0
3.0
lec
lab
sem.hrs
FREE
Free Elective
3.0
3.0
Common Core
33.0
18.0
33.0
Summer
lec
lab
sem.hrs
Sophomore
PEGN316
SUMMER FIELD SESSION II
2.0
2.0
Fall
lec
lab
sem.hrs
2.0
EBGN201
PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS
3.0
3.0
Senior
EPIC251
DESIGN (EPICS) II, 252, 261,
3.0
3.0
Fall
lec
lab
sem.hrs
262, 263, 264, 265, 266, 267, or
PEGN481
PETROLEUM SEMINAR
2.0
2.0
GPGN 268
PEGN423
PETROLEUM RESERVOIR
3.0
3.0
CEEN241
STATICS
3.0
ENGINEERING I
MATH213
CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS
4.0
4.0
PEGN413
GAS MEASUREMENT AND
6.0
2.0
AND ENGINEERS III
FORMATION EVALUATION
PHGN200
PHYSICS II-
3.5
3.0
4.5
LAB
ELECTROMAGNETISM AND
PEGN414
WELL TEST ANALYSIS AND
3.0
3.0
OPTICS
DESIGN
PAGN2XX
PHYSICAL EDUCATION
0.5
PEGN422
ECONOMICS AND
3.0
3.0
18.0
EVALUATION OF OIL AND
Spring
lec
lab
sem.hrs
GAS PROJECTS
CHGN209
INTRODUCTION
3.0
FREE
Free Elective
3.0
3.0
TO CHEMICAL
16.0
THERMODYNAMICS
Spring
lec
lab
sem.hrs
CEEN311
MECHANICS OF MATERIALS
3.0
PEGN424
PETROLEUM RESERVOIR
3.0
3.0
PEGN251
FLUID MECHANICS
3.0
3.0
ENGINEERING II
PEGN308
RESERVOIR ROCK
2.0
3.0
3.0
PEGN426
WELL COMPLETIONS AND
3.0
3.0
PROPERTIES
STIMULATION
MATH225
DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS
3.0
3.0
PEGN439
MULTIDISCIPLINARY
2.0
3.0
3.0
LAIS200
HUMAN SYSTEMS
3.0
PETROLEUM DESIGN
18.0
LAIS/EBGN
H&SS Restricted Elective III
3.0
3.0
Summer
lec
lab
sem.hrs
FREE
Free Elective
3.0
3.0
PEGN315
SUMMER FIELD SESSION I
2.0
2.0
15.0
2.0
Total Hours: 139.5
Junior
Five Year Combined Baccalaureate and
Fall
lec
lab
sem.hrs
Masters Degree
GEOL315
SEDIMENTOLOGY AND
2.0
3.0
3.0
STRATIGRAPHY
The Petroleum Engineering Department offers the opportunity to begin
PEGN305
COMPUTATIONAL
2.0
2.0
work on a Master of Engineering or Master of Science Degree while
METHODS IN PETROLEUM
completing the requirements for the Bachelor's Degree. These degrees
ENGINEERING
are of special interest to those planning on studying abroad or wanting to
PEGN310
RESERVOIR FLUID
2.0
2.0
get a head start on graduate education. These combined programs are
PROPERTIES
individualized and a plan of study should be discussed with the student's
academic advisor any time after the Sophomore year.
PEGN311
DRILLING ENGINEERING
3.0
3.0
4.0
PEGN419
WELL LOG ANALYSIS AND
2.0
3.0
3.0
General CSM Minor/ASI requirements can be found here (p. 40).
FORMATION EVALUATION
LAIS/EBGN
H&SS Restricted Elective I
3.0
3.0
Professors
PAGN2XX
PHYSICAL EDUCATION
0.5
Hazim Abass
17.5
Ramona M. Graves, Dean, College of Earth Resource Sciences and
Spring
lec
lab
sem.hrs
Engineering
GEOL308
INTRODUCTORY APPLIED
2.0
3.0
3.0
STRUCTURAL GEOLOGY

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Hossein Kazemi, Chesebro' Distinguished Chair
PEGN198. SPECIAL TOPICS IN PETROLEUM ENGINEERING. 1-6
Hour.
Erdal Ozkan
(I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special
interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is offered only
Azra N.Tutuncu, Harry D. Campbell Chair
once. Prerequisite: Instructor consent. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
Yu-Shu Wu, CMG Chair
Repeatable for credit under different titles.
PEGN199. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 1-6 Hour.
Associate Professors
(I, II) Individual research or special problem projects supervised by a
Alfred W. Eustes III
faculty member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a subject
matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: ?Independent Study?
Jennifer L. Miskimins
form must be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1
to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for credit.
Manika Prasad
PEGN251. FLUID MECHANICS. 3.0 Hours.
Assistant Professors
(II) Fundamental course in engineering fluid flow introducing flow in
pipelines, surface facilities and oil and gas wells. Theory and application
Ronny Pini
of incompressible and compressible flow, fluid statics, dimensional
analysis, laminar and turbulent flow, Newtonian and non-Newtonian
Xiaolong Yin
fluids, and two-phase flow. Lecture format with demonstrations and
Luis Zerpa
practical problem solving, coordinated with PEGN 308. Students cannot
receive credit for both PEGN 251 Fluid Mechanics and EGGN351
Teaching Associate Professors
Fluid Mechanics. Prerequisite: MATH213. Co-requisites: PEGN308,
CHGN209, CEEN241. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
Linda A. Battalora
PEGN298. SPECIAL TOPICS IN PETROLEUM ENGINEERING. 1-6
Carrie J. McClelland
Hour.
(I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special
Mark G. Miller
interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is offered only
Research Professor
once. Prerequisite: Instructor consent. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
Repeatable for credit under different titles.
M.W. Scoggins, CSM President
PEGN299. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 1-6 Hour.
Research Associate Professor
(I, II) Individual research or special problem projects supervised by a
faculty member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a subject
Philip H. Winterfeld
matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: ?Independent Study?
form must be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1
Research Assistant Professor
to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for credit.
Wendy Wempe
PEGN305. COMPUTATIONAL METHODS IN PETROLEUM
ENGINEERING. 2.0 Hours.
Adjunct Professor
(I) This course is an introduction to computers and computer
William W. Fleckenstein
programming applied to petroleum engineering. Emphasis will be on
learning Visual Basic programming techniques to solve engineering
Professor Emeritus
problems. A toolbox of fluid property and numerical techniques will be
developed. Prerequisite: MATH213. Co-Requisite: PEGN310. 2 hours
Craig W. Van Kirk
lecture; 2 semester hours.
Associate Professor Emeritus
PEGN308. RESERVOIR ROCK PROPERTIES. 3.0 Hours.
(II) (WI) Intro duction to basic reservoir rock properties and their
Richard Christiansen
measurements. Topics covered include: porosity, saturations, volumetric
Visiting Scholar
equations, land descriptions, trapping mechanism, pressure and
temperature gradients, abnormally pressured reservoirs. Darcy?s law for
Tom R. Bratton
linear horizontal and tilted flow, radial flow for single phase liquids and
gases, multiphase flow (relative permeability). Capillary pressure and
Courses
formation compressibility are also discussed. This course is designated
as a writing intensive course (WI). Co-requisites: CEEN241, PEGN251. 2
PEGN102. INTRODUCTION TO PETROLEUM INDUSTRY. 3.0 Hours.
hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
(II) A survey of the elements comprising the petroleum industry-
exploration, development, processing, transportation, distribution,
engineering ethics and professionalism. This elective course is
recommended for all PE majors, minors, and other interested students. 3
hours lecture; 3 semester hours.

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PEGN310. RESERVOIR FLUID PROPERTIES. 2.0 Hours.
PEGN350. SUSTAINABLE ENERGY SYSTEMS. 3.0 Hours.
(I) Properties of fluids encountered in petroleum engineering. Phase
(I or II) A sustainable energy system is a system that lets us meet present
behavior, density, viscosity, interfacial tension, and composition of oil,
energy needs while preserving the ability of future generations to meet
gas, and brine systems. Interpreting lab data for engineering applications.
their needs. Sustainable Energy Systems introduces undergraduate
Flash calculations with k-values and equation of state. Introduction to
students to sustainable energy systems that will be available in the 21st
reservoir simulation software. Prerequisites: PEGN308 (grade of C- or
century. The course focuses on sustainable energy sources, especially
higher), CHGN209 (grade of C- or higher). 2 hours lecture; 2 semester
renewable energy sources and nuclear energy (e.g., fusion). Students
hours.
are introduced to the existing energy infrastructure, become familiar
with finite energy sources, and learn from a study of energy supply and
PEGN311. DRILLING ENGINEERING. 4.0 Hours.
demand that sustainable energy systems are needed. The ability to
(I) Study of drilling operations, fluid design, hydraulics, drilling contracts,
improve energy use efficiency and the impact of energy sources on the
rig selection, rotary system, well control, bit selection, drill string design,
environment are discussed. Examples of sustainable energy systems and
directional drilling, and casing seat selection. Prerequisites: PEGN251
their applicability to different energy sectors are presented. The course
(grade of C- or higher), PEGN315, CEEN241. 3 hours lecture, 3 hours
is recommended for students who plan to enter the energy industry or
lab; 4 semester hours.
students who would like an introduction to sustainable energy systems.
PEGN315. SUMMER FIELD SESSION I. 2.0 Hours.
Prerequisites: EPIC 151 or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3
(S) This twoweek course taken after the completion of the sophomore
semester hours.
year is designed to introduce the student to oil and gas field and other
PEGN361. COMPLETION ENGINEERING. 3.0 Hours.
engineering operations. Engineering design problems are integrated
(II) (WI) This class is a continuation from drilling in PEGN311 into
throughout the two-week session. On-site visits to various oil field
completion operations. Topics include casing design, cement planning,
operations in the past included the Rocky Mountain region, the U.S. Gulf
completion techniques and equipment, tubing design, wellhead selection,
Coast, California, Alaska, Canada and Europe. Topics covered include
and sand control, and perforation procedures. This course is designed as
drilling, completions, stimulations, surface facilities, production, artificial
a writing intensive course (WI). Prerequisite: PEGN311, CEEN311, and
lift, reservoir, geology and geophysics. Also included are environmental
EPIC251. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
and safety issues as related to the petroleum industry. Prerequisite:
PEGN308. 2 semester hours.
PEGN398. SPECIAL TOPICS IN PETROLEUM ENGINEERING. 1-6
Hour.
PEGN316. SUMMER FIELD SESSION II. 2.0 Hours.
(I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special
(S) This twoweek course is taken after the completion of the junior
interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is offered only
year. Emphasis is placed on the multidisciplinary nature of reservoir
once. Prerequisite: Instructor consent. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
management. Field trips in the area provide the opportunity to study
Repeatable for credit under different titles.
eolian, fluvial, lacustrine, near shore, and marine depositional systems.
These field trips provide the setting for understanding the complexity of
PEGN399. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 1-6 Hour.
each system in the context of reservoir development and management.
(I, II) Individual research or special problem projects supervised by a
Petroleum systems including the source, maturity, and trapping of
faculty member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a subject
hydrocarbons are studied in the context of petroleum exploration
matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: ?Independent Study?
and development. Geologic methods incorporating both surface and
form must be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1
subsurface data are used extensively. Prerequisites: PEGN315,
to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for credit.
PEGN411, PEGN419, GEOL308, and GEOL315. 2 semester hours.
PEGN411. MECHANICS OF PETROLEUM PRODUCTION. 3.0 Hours.
PEGN340. COOPERATIVE EDUCATION. 3.0 Hours.
(II) Nodal analysis for pipe and formation deliverability including single
(I, II, S) Supervised, full-time, engineering-related employment for
and multiphase flow. Natural flow and design of artificial lift methods
a continuous six-month period (or its equivalent) in which specific
including gas lift, sucker rod pumps, electrical submersible pumps, and
educational objectives are achieved. Prerequisite: Second semester
hydraulic pumps. Prerequisites: PEGN251, PEGN308 (grade of C- or
sophomore status and a cumulative grade-point average of at least 2.00.
higher), PEGN310, and PEGN311. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
0 to 3 semester hours. Cooperative Education credit does not count
PEGN413. GAS MEASUREMENT AND FORMATION EVALUATION
toward graduation except under special conditions.
LAB. 2.0 Hours.
(I) (WI) This lab investigates the properties of a gas such as vapor
pressure, dew point pressure, and field methods of measuring gas
volumes. The application of well logging and formation evaluation
concepts are also investigated. This course is designated as a writing
intensive course (WI). Prerequisites: PEGN308 and PEGN310.
Corequisite: PEGN423. 6 hours lab; 2 semester hours.
PEGN414. WELL TEST ANALYSIS AND DESIGN. 3.0 Hours.
(I) Solution to the diffusivity equation. Transient well testing: build-
up, drawdown, multi-rate test analysis for oil and gas. Flow tests and
well deliverabilities. Type curve analysis. Super position, active and
interference tests. Well test design. Prerequisites: MATH225 and
PEGN419. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.

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PEGN419. WELL LOG ANALYSIS AND FORMATION EVALUATION.
PEGN439. MULTIDISCIPLINARY PETROLEUM DESIGN. 3.0 Hours.
3.0 Hours.
(II) (WI) This is a multi-disciplinary design course that integrates
(I) An introduction to well logging methods, including the relationship
fundamentals and design concepts in geology, geophysics, and
between measured properties and reservoir properties. Analysis of log
petroleum engineering. Students work in integrated teams consisting
suites for reservoir size and content. Graphical and analytical methods
of students from each of the disciplines. Multiple open-ended design
will be developed to allow the student to better visualize the reservoir, its
problems in oil and gas exploration and field development, including
contents, and its potential for production. Use of the computer as a tool
the development of a prospect in an exploration play and a detailed
to handle data, create graphs and log traces, and make computations of
engineering field study are assigned. Several detailed written and oral
reservoir parameters is required. Prerequisites: PEGN 308 (grade of C-
presentations are made throughout the semester. Project economics
or higher); PHGN 200 (grade of C- or higher). Co-requisites: GEOL315 or
including risk analysis are an integral part of the course. Prerequisites:
GEOL308 . 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
GE Majors: GEOL309, GEOL314, GEGN438, and EPIC264; GP Majors:
GPGN302, GPGN303, and EPIC268; PE Majors: GEOL308, PEGN316
PEGN422. ECONOMICS AND EVALUATION OF OIL AND GAS
and PEGN426. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
PROJECTS. 3.0 Hours.
(I) Project economics for oil and gas projects under conditions of
PEGN450. ENERGY ENGINEERING. 3.0 Hours.
certainty and uncertainty. Topics include time value of money concepts,
(I or II) Energy Engineering is an overview of energy sources that will
discount rate assumptions, measures of project profitability, costs, taxes,
be available for use in the 21st century. After discussing the history
expected value concept, decision trees, gambler?s ruin, and Monte Carlo
of energy and its contribution to society, we survey the science and
simulation techniques. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
technology of energy, including geothermal energy, fossil energy, solar
energy, nuclear energy, wind energy, hydro energy, bio energy, energy
PEGN423. PETROLEUM RESERVOIR ENGINEERING I. 3.0 Hours.
and the environment, energy and economics, the hydrogen economy,
(II) Data requirements for reservoir engineering studies. Material balance
and energy forecasts. This broad background will give you additional
calculations for normal gas, retrograde gas condensate, solution-gas
flexibility during your career and help you thrive in an energy industry
and gas-cap reservoirs with or without water drive. Primary reservoir
that is evolving from an industry dominated by fossil fuels to an industry
performance. Forecasting future recoveries by incremental material
working with many energy sources. Prerequisite: MATH213, PHGN200. 3
balance. Prerequisites: PEGN419 and (MATH225 or MATH235 or
hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
MATH222 only for non PE majors). 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
PEGN481. PETROLEUM SEMINAR. 2.0 Hours.
PEGN424. PETROLEUM RESERVOIR ENGINEERING II. 3.0 Hours.
(I) (WI) Written and oral presentations by each student on current energy
(II) Reservoir engineering aspects of supplemental recovery processes.
topics. This course is designated as a writing intensive course (WI).
Introduction to liquid-liquid displacement processes, gas-liquid
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. 2 hours lecture; 2 semester hours.
displacement processes, and thermal recovery processes. Introduction
to numerical reservoir simula tion, history matching and forecasting.
PEGN490. RESERVOIR GEOMECHANICS. 3.0 Hours.
Prerequisite: PEGN423 and PEGN438. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester
(I) The course provides an introduction to fundamental rock mechanics
hours.
and aims to emphasize their role in oil and gas exploration, drilling,
completion and production engineering operations. Deformation as
PEGN426. WELL COMPLETIONS AND STIMULATION. 3.0 Hours.
a function of stress, elastic moduli, in situ stress, stress magnitude
(II) Completion parameters; design for well conditions. Skin damage
and orientation, pore pressure, strength and fracture gradient, rock
associated with completions and well productivity. Fluid types and
characteristic from field data (seismic, logging, drilling, production),
properties;characterizations of compatibilities. Stimulation techniques;
integrated wellbore stability analysis, depletion and drilling induced
acidizing and fracturing. Selection of proppants and fluids; types,
fractures, compaction and associated changes in rock properties,
placement and compatibilities. Estimation of rates, volumes and fracture
hydraulic fracturing and fracture stability are among the topics to be
dimensions. Reservoir considerations in fracture propagation and design.
covered. Pre-requisites: CEEN311. 3 hours lecture; 3 hours lab, 3
Prerequisite: PEGN361 and PEGN411. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester
semester hours.
hours.
PEGN498. SPECIAL TOPICS IN PETROLEUM ENGINEERING. 1-6
PEGN428. ADVANCED DRILLING ENGINEERING. 3.0 Hours.
Hour.
(II) Rotary drilling systems with emphasis on design of drilling programs,
(I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special
directional and horizontal well planning. This elective course is
interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is offered only
recommended for petroleum engineering majors interested in drilling.
once. Prerequisite: Instructor consent. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
Prerequisite: PEGN311, PEGN361. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
Repeatable for credit under different titles.
PEGN438. PETROLEUM GEOSTATISTICS. 3.0 Hours.
PEGN499. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 1-6 Hour.
(I) Introduction to elementary probability theory and its applications
(I, II) Individual research or special problem projects supervised by a
in engineering and sciences; discrete and continuous probability
faculty member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a subject
distributions; parameter estimation; hypothesis testing; linear regression;
matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: ?Independent Study?
spatial correlations and geostatistics with emphasis on applications in
form must be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1
earth sciences and engineering. Prerequisites: PEGN423 and PEGN316.
to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for credit.
2 hours lecture; 3 hours lab; 3 semester hours.

128 Chemical and Biological Engineering
Chemical and Biological
chemical unit operations. Our honors undergraduate research program
is open to highly qualified students and provides our undergraduates
Engineering
with the opportunity to carry out independent research or to join a
graduate research team. This program has been highly successful and
2014-2015
our undergraduate chemical engineering and chemical and biochemical
engineering students have won several national competitions and
Program Description
awards based on research conducted while pursuing their baccalaureate
degrees. We also have a cooperative (Co-Op) education program in
The Chemical and Biological Engineering Department offers two different
which students can earn course credit while gaining work experience in
degrees:
industry.
• Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering and
Programs leading to the degree of Bachelor of Science in Chemical
• Bachelor of Science in Chemical and Biochemical Engineering.
Engineering and to the degree of Bachelor of Science in Chemical and
Biochemical Engineering are both accredited by:
Generally, the fields of chemical and biochemical engineering are
extremely broad, and encompass all technologies and industries
The Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for
where chemical processing is utilized in any form. Students with
Engineering and Technology (ABET)
baccalaureate (BS) Chemical Engineering or Chemical and Biochemical
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Engineering degrees from CSM can find employment in many diverse
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fields, including: advanced materials synthesis and processing, product
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and process research and development, food and pharmaceutical
processing and synthesis, biochemical and biomedical materials and
Program Educational Objectives (Bachelor
products, microelectronics manufacturing, petroleum and petrochemical
of Science in Chemical Engineering and
processing, and process and product design. A student seeking the
Bachelor of Science in Chemical and
degree of BS in Chemical and Biochemical Engineering graduates as a
fully-qualified Chemical Engineer with additional training in bioprocessing
Biochemical Engineering)
technologies that are of interest in renewable energy and other emerging
In addition to contributing toward achieving the educational objectives
fields.
described in the CSM Graduate Profile and the ABET Accreditation
Criteria, the Chemical and Biological Engineering Department at CSM
The practice of chemical engineering draws from the fundamentals
has established 3 program educational objectives for all of its graduates
of biology, chemistry, mathematics, and physics. Accordingly,
and one additional objective specifically for its Chemical and Biochemical
undergraduate students must initially complete a program of study
Engineering graduates. Our graduates within 3 to 5 years of completing
that stresses these basic fields of science. Chemical engineering
their degree will:
coursework blends these four disciplines into a series of engineering
fundamentals relating to how materials are produced and processed
• be in graduate school or in the workforce utilizing their education in
both in the laboratory and in large industrial-scale facilities. Courses
chemical engineering fundamentals
such as fluid mechanics, heat and mass transfer, thermodynamics,
• be applying their knowledge of and skills in engineering fundamentals
reaction kinetics, and chemical process control are at the heart of the
in conventional areas of chemical engineering and in contemporary
chemical engineering curriculum at CSM. In addition, it is becoming
and growing fields
increasingly important for engineers to understand how biological and
microscopic, molecular-level properties can influence the macroscopic
• have demonstrated both their commitment to continuing to develop
behavior of materials, biological, and chemical systems. This somewhat
personally and professionally and an appreciation for the ethical and
unique focus is first introduced at CSM through the physical and organic
social responsibilities associated with being an engineer and a world
chemistry sequences, and the theme is continued and developed within
citizen
the chemical engineering curriculum via material and projects introduced
Additionally, our Chemical and Biochemical Engineering graduates within
in advanced courses. Our undergraduate program at CSM is exemplified
3 to 5 years of completing their degree will be applying their knowledge of
by intensive integration of computer-aided simulation and computer-
and skills in biochemical engineering fundamentals.
aided process modeling in the curriculum and by our unique approach to
teaching of the unit operations laboratory sequence. The unit operations
Combined Baccalaureate/Masters Degree
lab course is offered only in the summer as a 6-week intensive session.
Program
Here, the fundamentals of heat, mass, and momentum transfer and
applied thermodynamics are reviewed in a practical, applications-
The Chemical and Biological Engineering Department offers the
oriented setting. The important skills of teamwork, critical thinking, time
opportunity to begin work on a Master of Science (with or without
management, and oral and written technical communications skills are
thesis) degree while completing the requirements of the BS degree.
also stressed in this course.
These combined BS/MS degrees are designed to allow undergraduates
engaged in research, or simply interested in furthering their studies
Facilities for the study of chemical engineering or chemical and
beyond a BS degree, to apply their experience and interest to an
biochemical engineering at the Colorado School of Mines are among the
advanced degree. Students may take graduate courses while completing
best in the nation. Our modern in-house computer laboratory supports
their undergraduate degrees and count them towards their graduate
nearly 70 workstations for students to use in completing their assigned
degree. The requirements for the MS degree consist of the four core
coursework. In addition, specialized undergraduate laboratory facilities
graduate courses:
exist for studying polymer properties, measuring reaction kinetics,
characterizing transport phenomena, and for studying several typical

Colorado School of Mines 129
CBEN509
ADVANCED CHEMICAL ENGINEERING
3.0
C. Technical Electives for Chemical
THERMODYNAMICS
Engineering
CBEN516
TRANSPORT PHENOMENA
3.0
Whereas Chemical and Biochemical Engineering majors have specific
CBEN518
REACTION KINETICS AND CATALYSIS
3.0
additional required courses to give them the biochemical engineering
CBEN568
INTRODUCTION TO CHEMICAL ENGINEERING 3.0
training they need, Chemical Engineering majors have technical electives
RESEARCH
credit requirements that may be fulfilled with several different courses.
Additional credits
18.0
Requirements (Chemical Engineering)
Total Hours
30.0
There are 10 credits specifically required for Chemical and Biochemical
It is expected that a student would be able to complete both degrees in 5
Engineering that are not specified for Chemical Engineering. Three of
to 5 1/2 years. To take advantage of the combined program, students are
these may be any CHGN or CBEN 3XX or higher credits, 6 must be
encouraged to engage in research and take some graduate coursework
CBEN engineering credits, and 1 is an additional elective credit.
during their senior year. The application process and requirements
are identical to our normal MS degree programs. Applications may be
NOTE: Below is a suggested curriculum path. Electives may be taken
completed online and require 3 letters of recommendation, a statement
any time they fit into your schedule, but note that not all courses are
of purpose, and completion of the graduate record exam (GRE). For
offered all semesters. Please refer to http://chemeng.mines.edu/
students who intend to begin the BS/MS program in Fall, applications are
undergraduate_program.html for the most updated flowsheet.
due by April 1st. The deadline is November 1st for students intending to
enroll in the Spring semester. Students must have a GPA greater than
Freshman
3.0 to be considered for the program. Interested students are encouraged
Fall
lec
lab
sem.hrs
to get more information from their advisor and/or the current faculty
CHGN121
PRINCIPLES OF CHEMISTRY I
4.0
member in charge of Graduate Affairs.
CSM101
FRESHMAN SUCCESS
0.5
Curriculum
SEMINAR
EPIC151
DESIGN (EPICS) I
3.0
The Chemical Engineering and Chemical and Biochemical Engineering
BIOL110
FUNDAMENTALS OF
4.0
curricula are structured according to the goals outlined above.
BIOLOGY I
Accordingly, the programs of study are organized to include 3 semesters
MATH111
CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS
4.0
of science and general engineering fundamentals followed by 5
AND ENGINEERS I
semesters of chemical/biochemical engineering fundamentals and
applications.
PAGN101
PHYSICAL EDUCATION
0.5
16.0
A. Chemical/Chemical and Biochemical
Spring
lec
lab
sem.hrs
Engineering Fundamentals
LAIS100
NATURE AND HUMAN
4.0
The following courses represent the basic knowledge component of the
VALUES
Chemical Engineering curriculum at CSM.
CHGN122
PRINCIPLES OF CHEMISTRY
4.0
II (SC1)
CBEN201
MATERIAL AND ENERGY BALANCES
3.0
MATH112
CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS
4.0
CBEN307
FLUID MECHANICS
3.0
AND ENGINEERS II
CBEN308
HEAT TRANSFER
3.0
PHGN100
PHYSICS I - MECHANICS
4.5
CBEN357
CHEMICAL ENGINEERING THERMODYNAMICS 3.0
PAGN102
PHYSICAL EDUCATION
0.5
CBEN375
MASS TRANSFER
3.0
17.0
CBEN430
TRANSPORT PHENOMENA
3.0
Sophomore
Fall
lec
lab
sem.hrs
B. Chemical/Chemical and Biochemical
CBEN210
INTRO TO
3.0
Engineering Applications
THERMODYNAMICS
The following courses are applications-oriented courses that build on the
CHGN221
ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I
3.0
3.0
student’s basic knowledge of science and engineering fundamentals:
CHGN223
ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I
3.0
1.0
LABORATORY
CBEN312/313
UNIT OPERATIONS LABORATORY
6.0
MATH213
CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS
4.0
4.0
CBEN402
CHEMICAL ENGINEERING DESIGN
3.0
AND ENGINEERS III
CBEN403
PROCESS DYNAMICS AND CONTROL
3.0
PHGN200
PHYSICS II-
3.5
3.0
4.5
CBEN418
KINETICS AND REACTION ENGINEERING
3.0
ELECTROMAGNETISM AND
Technical Electives for Chemical Engineering
OPTICS
PAGN2XX
PHYSICAL EDUCATION
0.5
16.0

130 Chemical and Biological Engineering
Spring
lec
lab
sem.hrs
CBEN403
PROCESS DYNAMICS AND
3.0
CBEN201
MATERIAL AND ENERGY
3.0
CONTROL
BALANCES
CBEN421
ENGINEERING ECONOMICS
3.0
CBEN202
CHEMICAL PROCESS
1.0
CBEN
400-LEVEL CHEMICAL
3.0
PRINCIPLES LABORATORY
ELECT
ENGINEERING ELECTIVE***
CHGN222
ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II
3.0
3.0
LAIS/EBGN
H&SS RESTRICTED
3.0
EBGN201
PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS
3.0
3.0
ELECTIVE III
EPIC265
EPIC II: BIOCHEMICAL
3.0
15.0
PROCESSES
Total Hours: 134.5
MATH225
DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS
3.0
3.0
PAGN2XX
PHYSICAL EDUCATION
0.5
*
Six of the technical electives credits must be CBEN courses
16.5
with engineering content (http://chemeng.mines.edu/
undergraduate_program.html), at least 3 of which must be at the 400
Junior
level.
Fall
lec
lab
sem.hrs
**
Three of the technical electives credits may be any CBEN or CHGN
CBEN307
FLUID MECHANICS
3.0
credits at the 300-or higher level.
CBEN357
CHEMICAL ENGINEERING
3.0
*** Note the 10 free electives credits may be taken as any
THERMODYNAMICS
combination of eligible courses (http://chemeng.mines.edu/
CHGN351
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY: A
3.0
3.0
4.0
undergraduate_program.html)
MOLECULAR PERSPECTIVE I
LAIS200
HUMAN SYSTEMS
3.0
Requirements (Chemical and Biochemical
FREE
FREE ELECTIVE*
3.0
Engineering)
16.0
Freshman
Spring
lec
lab
sem.hrs
Fall
lec
lab
sem.hrs
CBEN308
HEAT TRANSFER
3.0
CHGN121
PRINCIPLES OF CHEMISTRY I
4.0
CBEN375
MASS TRANSFER
3.0
CSM101
FRESHMAN SUCCESS
0.5
CBEN358
CHEMICAL ENGINEERING
1.0
SEMINAR
THERMODYNAMICS
EPIC151
DESIGN (EPICS) I
3.0
LABORATORY
BIOL110
FUNDAMENTALS OF
4.0
CBEN/CHGN CHEMISTRY OR CHEMICAL
3.0
3.0
BIOLOGY I
ELECT
ENGINEERING ELECTIVE**
MATH111
CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS
4.0
LAIS/EBGN
H&SS RESTRICTED
3.0
3.0
AND ENGINEERS I
ELECTIVE I
PAGN101
PHYSICAL EDUCATION
0.5
FREE
FREE ELECTIVE*
3.0
16.0
16.0
Spring
lec
lab
sem.hrs
Summer
lec
lab
sem.hrs
LAIS100
NATURE AND HUMAN
4.0
CBEN312/313 UNIT OPERATIONS
6.0
VALUES
LABORATORY
CHGN122
PRINCIPLES OF CHEMISTRY
4.0
6.0
II (SC1)
Senior
MATH112
CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS
4.0
AND ENGINEERS II
Fall
lec
lab
sem.hrs
PHGN100
PHYSICS I - MECHANICS
4.5
CBEN418
KINETICS AND REACTION
3.0
ENGINEERING
PAGN102
PHYSICAL EDUCATION
0.5
CBEN430
TRANSPORT PHENOMENA
3.0
17.0
CBEN
CHEMICAL ENGINEERING
3.0
Sophomore
ELECT
Fall
lec
lab
sem.hrs
ELECTIVE***
CBEN210
INTRO TO
3.0
LAIS/EBGN
H&SS RESTRICTED
3.0
3.0
THERMODYNAMICS
ELECTIVE II
CHGN221
ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I
3.0
3.0
FREE
FREE ELECTIVE*
4.0
CHGN223
ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I
3.0
1.0
16.0
LABORATORY
Spring
lec
lab
sem.hrs
MATH213
CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS
4.0
4.0
CBEN402
CHEMICAL ENGINEERING
3.0
AND ENGINEERS III
DESIGN

Colorado School of Mines 131
PHGN200
PHYSICS II-
3.5
3.0
4.5
FREE
FREE ELECTIVE**
3.0
3.0
ELECTROMAGNETISM AND
16.0
OPTICS
Spring
lec
lab
sem.hrs
PAGN2XX
PHYSICAL EDUCATION
0.5
CBEN402
CHEMICAL ENGINEERING
3.0
16.0
DESIGN
Spring
lec
lab
sem.hrs
CBEN403
PROCESS DYNAMICS AND
3.0
CBEN201
MATERIAL AND ENERGY
3.0
CONTROL
BALANCES
CBEN421
ENGINEERING ECONOMICS
3.0
CBEN202
CHEMICAL PROCESS
1.0
LAIS/EBGN
H&SS RESTRICTED
3.0
3.0
PRINCIPLES LABORATORY
ELECTIVE III
CHGN222
ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II
3.0
3.0
FREE
FREE ELECTIVE**
3.0
3.0
EBGN201
PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS
3.0
3.0
15.0
EPIC265
EPIC II: BIOCHEMICAL
3.0
3.0
PROCESSES
Total Hours: 134.5
MATH225
DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS
3.0
3.0
*
For 2014/2015 academic year, Chemical and Biological Engineering
PAGN2XX
PHYSICAL EDUCATION
0.5
students should take CBEN428 in the Fall semester and CBEN 351
16.5
in the Spring semester.
Junior
**
Three of the technical electives credits may be any CBEN or CHGN
Fall
lec
lab
sem.hrs
credits at the 300- or higher level.(http://chemeng.mines.edu/
CBEN307
FLUID MECHANICS
3.0
undergraduate_program.html)
CBEN357
CHEMICAL ENGINEERING
3.0
General CSM Minor/ASI requirements can be found here (p. 40).
THERMODYNAMICS
CHGN351
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY: A
3.0
3.0
4.0
Biomedical Engineering Minor
MOLECULAR PERSPECTIVE I*
To obtain a Biomedical Engineering (BME) minor, students must take
LAIS200
HUMAN SYSTEMS
3.0
at least 18 credits related to Biomedical Engineering. Two courses (8
FREE
FREE ELECTIVE**
3.0
3.0
credits) of biology are required. Two restricted requirements include Intro
to Biomedical Engineering (required) and at least 3 credits of engineering
16.0
electives related to BME. Two more courses (or at least 4 credits) may
Spring
lec
lab
sem.hrs
be chosen from the engineering and/or additional electives. The lists
CBEN308
HEAT TRANSFER
3.0
of electives will be modified as new related courses that fall into these
CBEN358
CHEMICAL ENGINEERING
1.0
categories become available.
THERMODYNAMICS
LABORATORY
REQUIRED courses (11 credits):
CBEN375
MASS TRANSFER
3.0
BIOL110
FUNDAMENTALS OF BIOLOGY I
4.0
CHGN428
BIOCHEMISTRY*
3.0
3.0
CBEN303/323
GENERAL BIOLOGY II/LABORATORY
4.0
CHGN462
MICROBIOLOGY
3.0
3.0
CBEN310
INTRODUCTION TO BIOMEDICAL
3.0
LAIS/EBGN
H&SS RESTRICTED
3.0
3.0
ENGINEERING
ELECTIVE I
Plus at least 3 credits of engineering electives:
16.0
Summer
lec
lab
sem.hrs
CBEN35x/45x/
HONORS UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH,
1-4
CBEN312/313 UNIT OPERATIONS
6.0
x98/x99
SPECIAL TOPICS, INDEPENDENT STUDY *
LABORATORY
CBEN432
TRANSPORT PHENOMENA IN BIOLOGICAL
3.0
6.0
SYSTEMS
Senior
CBEN470
INTRODUCTION TO MICROFLUIDICS
3.0
Fall
lec
lab
sem.hrs
CBEN555
POLYMER AND COMPLEX FLUIDS
1.0
CBEN418
KINETICS AND REACTION
3.0
COLLOQUIUM
ENGINEERING
MEGN330
INTRODUCTION TO BIOMECHANICAL
3.0
CBEN430
TRANSPORT PHENOMENA
3.0
ENGINEERING
CBEN460
BIOCHEMICAL PROCESS
3.0
MEGN430
MUSCULOSKELETAL BIOMECHANICS
3.0
ENGINEERING
MEGN435
MODELING AND SIMULATION OF HUMAN
3.0
CBEN461
BIOCHEMICAL PROCESS
1.0
MOVEMENT
ENGINEERING LABORATORY
or MEGN535
MODELING AND SIMULATION OF HUMAN
LAIS/EBGN
H&SS RESTRICTED
3.0
3.0
MOVEMENT
ELECTIVE II
MEGN436
COMPUTATIONAL BIOMECHANICS
3.0
or MEGN536
COMPUTATIONAL BIOMECHANICS

132 Chemical and Biological Engineering
MEGN530
BIOMEDICAL INSTRUMENTATION
3.0
J. Douglas Way
MEGN531
PROSTHETIC AND IMPLANT ENGINEERING
3.0
Colin A. Wolden, Weaver Distinguished Professor
MEGN532
EXPERIMENTAL METHODS IN BIOMECHANICS 3.0
MEGN537
PROBABILISTIC BIOMECHANICS
3.0
David T.W. Wu, by courtesy
MTGN570
BIOCOMPATIBILITY OF MATERIALS
3.0
Associate Professors
Plus at least 4 more credits from the list above and/or the list below:
Sumit Agarwal
Additional elective courses related to BME:
Moises Carreon, Coors Developmental Chair
CBEN304
ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY
3.0
Andrew M. Herring
CBEN305
ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY LAB
1.0
Matthew W. Liberatore
CBEN306
ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY: BONE, MUSCLE, 3.0
AND BRAIN
Keith B. Neeves
CBEN309
ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY: BONE, MUSCLE, 1.0
AND BRAIN LABORATORY
Amadeu K. Sum
CBEN311
INTRODUCTION TO NEUROSCIENCE
3.0
Assistant Professors
CBEN320
CELL BIOLOGY AND PHYSIOLOGY
3.0
Nanette Boyle, Coors Developmental Chair
CBEN321
INTRO TO GENETICS
4.0
CBEN333
INTRODUCTION TO BIOPHYSICS
3.0
Kevin J. Cash
or PHGN333
INTRODUCTION TO BIOPHYSICS
Melissa D. Krebs
CBEN35x/45x/
HONORS UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH,
1-4
x98/x99
SPECIAL TOPICS, INDEPENDENT STUDY
C. Mark Maupin
CBEN411
NEUROSCIENCE, MEMORY, AND LEARNING
3.0
(NEUROSCIENCE, MEMORY, AND LEARNING)
Ning Wu
CBEN412
INTRODUCTION TO PHARMACOLOGY
3.0
Teaching Professor
(INTRODUCTION TO PHARMACOLOGY)
CHGN428
BIOCHEMISTRY
3.0
Hugh King
CBEN431
IMMUNOLOGY FOR ENGINEERS AND
3.0
Teaching Associate Professors
SCIENTISTS
or CBEN531
IMMUNOLOGY FOR SCIENTISTS AND ENGINEERS
Jason C. Ganley
CBEN454
APPLIED BIOINFORMATICS
3.0
Tracy Q. Gardner, Assistant Department Head
or CBEN554
APPLIED BIOINFORMATICS
Rachel Morrish
CHGN429
BIOCHEMISTRY II
3.0
CHGN462
MICROBIOLOGY
3.0
Cynthia Norrgran
MATH331
MATHEMATICAL BIOLOGY
3.0
Paul D. Ogg
MTGN472
BIOMATERIALS I
3.0
or MTGN572
BIOMATERIALS
John M. Persichetti
*As the content of these courses varies, the course must be noted as
Judith N. Schoonmaker
relevant to the BME minor to count toward the minor, and noted as
having sufficient engineering content to count as an engineering elective
Charles R. Vestal
course as the engineering electives.
Professors Emeriti
Dean of the College of Applied Sciences and
Robert M. Baldwin
Engineering
Annette L. Bunge
Anthony M. Dean, W.K. Coors Distinguished Professor
James F. Ely, University Professor Emeritus
Professors
James H. Gary
John R. Dorgan
John O. Golden
Carolyn A. Koh
Arthur J. Kidnay
David W. M. Marr, Department Head
J. Thomas McKinnon
Ronald L. Miller
E. Dendy Sloan, Jr., University Professor Emeritus

Colorado School of Mines 133
Victor F. Yesavage
CBEN210. INTRO TO THERMODYNAMICS. 3.0 Hours.
(I, II) Introduction to the fundamental principles of classical engineering
Research Associate Professor
thermodynamics. Application of mass and energy balances to closed
and open systems including systems undergoing transient processes.
Angel Abbud-Madrid
Entropy generation and the second law of thermodynamics for closed
Research Assistant Professor
and open systems. Introduction to phase equilibrium and chemical
reaction equilibria. Ideal solution behavior. Prerequisites: CHGN121,
Stephanie Villano
CHGN124, MATH111, MATH112, PHGN100. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester
hours. Students with credit in CHGN209 may not also receive credit in
Adjunct Faculty
CBEN210.
David Gill
CBEN250. INTRODUCTION TO CHEMICAL ENGINEERING ANALYSIS
AND DESIGN. 3.0 Hours.
John Jechura
Introduction to chemical process industries and how analysis and design
C. Joshua Ramey
concepts guide the development of new processes and products. Use
of simple mathematical models to describe the performance of common
Courses
process building blocks including pumps, heat exchangers, chemical
reactors, and separators. Prerequisites: Concurrent enrollment in
BIOL110. FUNDAMENTALS OF BIOLOGY I. 4.0 Hours.
CBEN210 or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
(I, II) Fundamentals of Biology with Laboratory I. This course will
emphasize the fundamental concepts of biology and use illustrative
CBEN298. SPECIAL TOPICS. 1-6 Hour.
examples and laboratory investigations that highlight the interface of
Topical courses in chemical engineering of special interest. Prerequisite:
biology with engineering. The focus will be on (1) the scientific method;
consent of instructor; 1 to 6 semester hours. Repeatable for credit under
(2) structural, molecular, and energetic basis of cellular activities; (3)
different titles.
mechanisms of storage and transfer of genetic information in biological
CBEN303. GENERAL BIOLOGY II. 3.0 Hours.
organisms; (4) a laboratory ?toolbox? that will carry them forward in
(I, II) This is the continuation of General Biology I. Emphasis is placed
their laboratory-based courses. This core course in biology will be
on an examination of organisms as the products of evolution. The
interdisciplinary in nature and will incorporate the major themes and
diversity of life forms will be explored. Special attention will be given to
mission of this school ? earth, energy, and the environment. Prerequisite:
the vertebrate body (organs, tissues, and systems) and how it functions.
none. Lecture Hours: 3; Lab Hours: 3; Semester Hours: 4.
Prerequisite: General Biology I, or equivalent. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester
CBEN198. SPECIAL TOPICS. 1-6 Hour.
hours.
Topical courses in chemical engineering of special interest. Prerequisite:
CBEN304. ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY. 3.0 Hours.
consent of instructor; 1 to 6 semester hours. Repeatable for credit under
(II) This course will cover the basics of human anatomy and physiology of
different titles.
the cardiovascular system and blood, the immune system, the respiratory
CBEN199. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 1-6 Hour.
system, the digestive system, the endocrine system, the urinary system
Individual research or special problem projects. Topics, content, and
and the reproductive system. We will discuss the gross and microscopic
credit hours to be agreed upon by student and supervising faculty
anatomy and the physiology of these major systems. Where possible, we
member. Prerequisite: consent of instructor and department head,
will integrate discussions of disease processes and introduce biomedical
submission of ?Independent Study? form to CSM Registrar. 1 to 6
engineering concepts and problems. Prerequisite: General Biology I or
semester hours. Repeatable for credit.
consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
CBEN200. COMPUTATIONAL METHODS IN CHEMICAL
CBEN305. ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY LAB. 1.0 Hour.
ENGINEERING. 3.0 Hours.
(II) In this course we explore the basic concepts of human anatomy
Fundamentals of computer programming as applied to the solution
and physiology using simulations of the physiology and a virtual human
of chemical engineering problems. Introduction to Visual Basic,
dissector program. These are supplemented as needed with animations,
computational methods and algorithm development. Prerequisite:
pictures and movies of cadaver dissection to provide the student with
MATH112 or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
a practical experience discovering principles and structures associated
with the anatomy and physiology. Corequisite: CBEN404. 3 lab hours, 1
CBEN201. MATERIAL AND ENERGY BALANCES. 3.0 Hours.
semester hour.
(II) Introduction to the formulation and solution of material and energy
balances on chemical processes. Establishes the engineering approach
CBEN306. ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY: BONE, MUSCLE, AND
to problem solving, the relations between known and unknown process
BRAIN. 3.0 Hours.
variables, and appropriate computational methods. Corequisites:
(I) This course will cover the basics of human anatomy and physiology
CBEN210 (or equivalent); CBEN202, MATH213, MATH225, or consent of
of the tissues, skeletal system, muscular system, central nervous
instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
system and peripheral nervous system. We will discuss the gross and
microscopic anatomy and the physiology of these major systems.
CBEN202. CHEMICAL PROCESS PRINCIPLES LABORATORY. 1.0
Where possible, we will integrate discussions of disease processes and
Hour.
introduce biomedical engineering concepts and problems. Prerequisite:
(II) Laboratory measurements dealing with the first and second laws
General Biology I or consent of instructor. 3 hour lecture; 3 semester
of thermodynamics, calculation and analysis of experimental results,
hours.
professional report writing. Introduction to computer-aided process
simulation. Corequisites: CBEN210 (or equivalent), CBEN201, MATH225,
EPIC265 or EPIC266 or EPIC251, or consent of instructor. 3 hours
laboratory; 1 credit hour.

134 Chemical and Biological Engineering
CBEN307. FLUID MECHANICS. 3.0 Hours.
CBEN320. CELL BIOLOGY AND PHYSIOLOGY. 3.0 Hours.
(I) This course covers theory and application of momentum transfer and
(II) An introduction to the morphological, biochemical, and biophysical
fluid flow. Fundamentals of microscopic phenomena and application
properties of cells and their significance in the life processes.
to macroscopic systems are addressed. Course work also includes
Prerequisite: General Biology I or equivalent. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester
computational fluid dynamics. Prerequisites: MATH225, grade of C- or
hours.
better in CBEN201. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
CBEN321. INTRO TO GENETICS. 4.0 Hours.
CBEN308. HEAT TRANSFER. 3.0 Hours.
(II) A study of the mechanisms by which biological information is
(II) This course covers theory and applications of energy transfer:
encoded, stored, and transmitted, including Mendelian genetics,
conduction, convection, and radiation. Fundamentals of microscopic
molecular genetics, chromosome structure and rearrangement,
phenomena and their application to macroscopic systems are addressed.
cytogenetics, and population genetics. Prerequisite: General biology I or
Course work also includes application of relevant numerical methods to
equivalent. 3 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory; 4 semester hours.
solve heat transfer problems. Prerequisites: MATH225, grade of C- or
CBEN323. GENERAL BIOLOGY II LABORATORY. 1.0 Hour.
better in CBEN307. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
(I, II) This Course provides students with laboratory exercises that
CBEN309. ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY: BONE, MUSCLE, AND
complement lectures given in CBEN303, the second semester
BRAIN LABORATORY. 1.0 Hour.
introductory course in Biology. Emphasis is placed on an examination of
(I) In this course we explore the basic concepts of human anatomy and
organisms as the products of evolution. The diversity of life forms will be
physiology of the tissue types, skeletal system, muscular system, and
explored. Special attention will be given to the vertebrate body (organs,
nervous system using anatomical models and medical tissue microscope
tissues and systems) and how it functions. Co-requisite or Prerequisite:
slides. These are supplemented as needed with pictures, chalk talks,
CBEN303 or equivalent. 3 hours laboratory; 1 semester hour.
handouts, ultrasound for muscle and skeleton, and EEG recording of
CBEN333. INTRODUCTION TO BIOPHYSICS. 3.0 Hours.
brain waves to provide the student with a practical experience discovering
This course is designed to show the application of physics to biology.
principles and structures associated with the anatomy and physiology
It will assess the relationships between sequence structure and
and to reinforce the material from the lecture course. Prerequisite:
function in complex biological networks and the interfaces between
General Biology 1 [BIOL110] or approval of the instructor. Co-requisites:
physics, chemistry, biology and medicine. Topics include: biological
must either have taken or currently taking Anatomy and Physiology BMB
membranes, biological mechanics and movement, neural networks,
[CBEN406]. 3 hour lab; 1 semester hour.
medical imaging basics including optical methods, MRI, isotopic tracers
CBEN310. INTRODUCTION TO BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING. 3.0
and CT, biomagnetism and pharmacokinetics. Prerequisites: PHGN200
Hours.
and BIOL110, or permission of the instructor. 3 hours lecture, 3 semester
(I) Introduction to the field of Biomedical Engineering including
hours.
biomolecular, cellular, and physiological principles, and areas of specialty
CBEN340. COOPERATIVE EDUCATION. 1-3 Hour.
including biomolecular engineering, biomaterials, biomechanics,
Cooperative work/education experience involving employment of a
bioinstrumentation and bioimaging. Prerequisites: BIOL110, or consent of
chemical engineering nature in an internship spanning at least one
instructor. 3 hours lecture, 3 semester hours.
academic semester. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. 1 to 3 semester
CBEN311. INTRODUCTION TO NEUROSCIENCE. 3.0 Hours.
hours. Repeatable to a maximum of 6 hours.
(I, II) This course is the general overview of brain anatomy, physiology,
CBEN350. HONORS UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH. 1-3 Hour.
and function. It includes perception, motor, language, behavior, and
Scholarly research of an independent nature. Prerequisite: Junior
executive function. This course will review what happens with injury
standing, consent of instructor. 1 to 3 semester hours.
and abnormalities of thought. It will discuss the overview of brain
development throughout one?s lifespan. Prerequisites: BIOL110,
CBEN351. HONORS UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH. 1-3 Hour.
CHGN121, CHGN122, PHGN100, PHGN200 or consent of instructor. 3
Scholarly research of an independent nature. Prerequisite: junior
hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
standing, consent of instructor. 1 to 3 semester hours.
CBEN312. UNIT OPERATIONS LABORATORY. 3.0 Hours.
CBEN357. CHEMICAL ENGINEERING THERMODYNAMICS. 3.0
(S) (WI) Unit Operations Laboratory. This course covers principles of
Hours.
mass, energy, and momentum transport as applied to laboratory-scale
(I) Introduction to non-ideal behavior in thermodynamic systems and
processing equipment. Written and oral communications skills, teamwork,
their applications. Phase and reaction equilibria are emphasized.
and critical thinking are emphasized. 6 hours lab, 6 semester hours.
Relevant aspects of computer-aided process simulation are incorporated.
Prerequisites: CBEN201, CBEN202, CBEN307, CBEN308, CBEN357,
Prerequisites: CBEN210 (or equivalent), MATH225, grade of C- or better
CBEN375, EPIC265 or equivalent.
in CBEN201. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
CBEN313. UNIT OPERATIONS LABORATORY. 3.0 Hours.
CBEN358. CHEMICAL ENGINEERING THERMODYNAMICS
(S) (WI) Unit Operations Laboratory. This course covers principles of
LABORATORY. 1.0 Hour.
mass, energy, and momentum transport as applied to laboratory-scale
(II) This course includes an introduction to process modeling as well
processing equipment. Written and oral communications skills, teamwork,
as hands-on laboratory measurements of physical data. Methods and
and critical thinking are emphasized. 6 hours lab, 6 semester hours.
concepts explored include calculation and analysis of physical properties,
Prerequisites: CBEN201, CBEN202, CBEN307, CBEN308, CBEN357,
phase equilibria, and reaction equilibria and the application of these
CBEN375, EPIC265 or equivalent.
concepts in chemical engineering. Prerequisite: CBEN202. Corequisites:
CBEN357, EPIC265 or EPIC266 or EPIC251. 3 hours laboratory; 1
semester hour.

Colorado School of Mines 135
CBEN368. INTRODUCTION TO UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH. 1.0
CBEN411. NEUROSCIENCE, MEMORY, AND LEARNING. 3.0 Hours.
Hour.
(I) This course relates the hard sciences of the brain and neuroscience
(I, II) Introduction to Undergraduate Research. This course introduces
to memory encoding and current learning theories. Pre-requisites
research methods and provides a survey of the various fields in which
are the completion of freshmen levels of the three courses: Biology,
CBE faculty conduct research. Topics such as how to conduct literature
Chemistry, and Physics. Prerequisites: BIOL110, CBEN303, CHGN121,
searches, critically reading and analyzing research articles, ethics, lab
CHGN122, PHGN100, PHGN200 or consent of instructor. 3 hours
safety, and how to write papers are addressed. Prerequisites: None. 1
lecture, 3 semester hours.
hour lecture; 1 semester hour.
CBEN412. INTRODUCTION TO PHARMACOLOGY. 3.0 Hours.
CBEN375. MASS TRANSFER. 3.0 Hours.
(II) This course introduces the concepts of pharmacokinetics
(II) This course covers fundamentals of stage-wise and diffusional
and biopharmaceuticals. It will discuss the delivery systems for
mass transport with applications to chemical engineering systems and
pharmaceuticals and how they change with disease states. It will cover
processes. Relevant aspects of computer-aided process simulation and
the modeling of drug delivery, absorption, excretion, and accumulation.
computational methods are incorporated. Prerequisites: grade of C- or
The course will cover the different modeling systems for drug delivery and
better in CBEN357. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
transport. Prerequisites: BIOL110, CBEN303, CHGN121, CHGN122 or
consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture, 3 semester hours.
CBEN398. SPECIAL TOPICS. 1-6 Hour.
Topical courses in chemical engineering of special interest. Prerequisite:
CBEN415. POLYMER SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY. 3.0 Hours.
consent of instructor; 1 to 6 semester hours. Repeatable for credit under
Chemistry and thermodynamics of polymers and polymer solutions.
different titles.
Reaction engineering of polymerization. Characterization techniques
based on solution properties. Materials science of polymers in varying
CBEN399. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 1-6 Hour.
physical states. Processing operations for polymeric materials and use in
Individual research or special problem projects. Topics, content, and
separations. Prerequisite: CHGN221, MATH225, CBEN357, or consent of
credit hours to be agreed upon by student and supervising faculty
instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
member. Prerequisite: consent of instructor and department head,
submission of ?Independent Study? form to CSM Registrar. 1 to 6
CBEN416. POLYMER ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY. 3.0 Hours.
semester hours. Repeatable for credit.
Polymer fluid mechanics, polymer rheological response, and polymer
shape forming. Definition and measure ment of material properties.
CBEN401. INTRODUCTION TO CHEMICAL PROCESS DESIGN. 3.0
Interrelationships between response functions and correlation of data
Hours.
and material response. Theoretical approaches for prediction of polymer
(I) This course introduces skills and knowledge required to develop
properties. Processing operations for polymeric materials; melt and flow
conceptual designs of new processes and tools to analyze troubleshoot,
instabilities. Prerequisite: CBEN307, MATH225, or consent of instructor.
and optimize existing processes. Prerequisites: CBEN201, CBEN308,
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
CBEN307, CBEN357, CBEN375 or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture;
3 semester hours.
CBEN418. KINETICS AND REACTION ENGINEERING. 3.0 Hours.
(I) (WI) This course emphasizes applications of the fundamentals of
CBEN402. CHEMICAL ENGINEERING DESIGN. 3.0 Hours.
thermodynamics, physical chemistry, organic chemistry, and material
(II) (WI) This course covers simulation, synthesis, analysis, evaluation,
and energy balances to the engineering of reactive processes. Key
as well as costing and economic evaluation of chemical processes.
topics include reactor design, acquisition and analysis of rate data,
Computer-aided process simulation to plant and process design is
and heterogeneous catalysis. Computational methods as related to
applied. 3 hours lecture; 3 Semester hours. Prerequisites: CBEN307,
reactor and reaction modeling are incorporated. Prerequisites: CBEN308,
CBEN308, CBEN357, CBEN375, CBEN418 (co-requisite), CBEN421 (co-
CBEN357, MATH225, CHGN221, CHGN351, or consent of instructor. 3
requisite), or consent of instructor.
hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
CBEN403. PROCESS DYNAMICS AND CONTROL. 3.0 Hours.
CBEN420. MATHEMATICAL METHODS IN CHEMICAL
(II) Mathematical modeling and analysis of transient systems.
ENGINEERING. 3.0 Hours.
Applications of control theory to response of dynamic chemical
Formulation and solution of chemical engineering problems using
engineering systems and processes. 3 hours lecture, 3 semester hours.
numerical solution methods within the Excel and MathCAD environments.
Prerequisites: CBEN201, CBEN307, CBEN308, CBEN375, MATH225 or
Setup and numerical solution of ordinary and partial differential equations
consent on instructor.
for typical chemical engineering systems and transport processes.
CBEN408. NATURAL GAS PROCESSING. 3.0 Hours.
Prerequisite: MATH225, CHGN209 or CBEN210, CBEN307, CBEN357,
(II) Application of chemical engineering principles to the processing of
or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
natural gas. Emphasis on using thermodynamics and mass transfer
CBEN421. ENGINEERING ECONOMICS. 3.0 Hours.
operations to analyze existing plants. Relevant aspects of computer-
(II) Time value of money concepts of present worth, future worth,
aided process simulation. Prerequisites: CHGN221, CBEN201,
annual worth, rate of return and break-even analysis applied to after-
CBEN307, CBEN308, CBEN357, CBEN375, or consent of instructor. 3
tax economic analysis of mineral, petroleum and general investments.
hours lecture, 3 semester hours.
Related topics on proper handling of (1) inflation and escalation, (2)
CBEN409. PETROLEUM PROCESSES. 3.0 Hours.
leverage (borrowed money), (3) risk adjustment of analysis using
(I) Application of chemical engineering principles to petroleum refining.
expected value concepts, (4) mutually exclusive alternative analysis and
Thermodynamics and reaction engineering of complex hydro carbon
service producing alternatives. Prerequisite: EBGN201. 3 hours lecture; 3
systems. Relevant aspects of computer-aided process simulation for
semester hours.
complex mixtures. Prerequisite: CHGN221, CBEN201, CBEN357,
CBEN375, or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.

136 Chemical and Biological Engineering
CBEN430. TRANSPORT PHENOMENA. 3.0 Hours.
CBEN454. APPLIED BIOINFORMATICS. 3.0 Hours.
(I) This course covers theory and applications of momentum, energy,
(II) In this course we will discuss the concepts and tools of bioinformatics.
and mass transfer based on microscopic control volumes. Analytical and
The molecular biology of genomics and proteomics will be presented
numerical solution methods are employed in this course. Prerequisites:
and the techniques for collecting, storing, retrieving and processing
CBEN307, CBEN308, CBEN357, CBEN375, MATH225. 3 hours lecture;
such data will be discussed. Topics include analyzing DNA, RNA and
3 semester hours.
protein sequences, gene recognition, gene expression, protein structure
prediction, modeling evolution, utilizing BLAST and other online tools
CBEN431. IMMUNOLOGY FOR ENGINEERS AND SCIENTISTS. 3.0
for the exploration of genome, proteome and other available databases.
Hours.
In parallel, there will be an introduction to the PERL programming
(II) This course introduces the basic concepts of immunology and
language. Practical applications to biological research and disease will be
their applications in engineering and science. We will discuss the
presented and students given opportunities to use the tools discussed.
molecular, biochemical and cellular aspects of the immune system
Prerequisites: General Biology [BIOL110] or Senior/Graduate standing. 3
including structure and function of the innate and acquired immune
hour lecture; 3 semester hours.
systems. Building on this, we will discuss the immune response to
infectious agents and the material science of introduced implants and
CBEN460. BIOCHEMICAL PROCESS ENGINEERING. 3.0 Hours.
materials such as heart valves, artificial joints, organ transplants and
(I) The analysis and design of microbial reactions and biochemical unit
lenses. We will also discuss the role of the immune system in cancer,
operations, including processes used in conjunction with bioreactors,
allergies, immune deficiencies, vaccination and other applications such
are investigated in this course. Industrial enzyme technologies are
as immunoassay and flow cytometry.Prerequisites: General Biology
developed and explored. A strong focus is given to the basic processes
[BIOL110] or equivalent. 3 Lecture hours, 3 semester hours.
for producing fermentation products and biofuels. Biochemical systems
for organic oxidation and fermentation and inorganic oxidation and
CBEN432. TRANSPORT PHENOMENA IN BIOLOGICAL SYSTEMS.
reduction are presented. Prerequisites: CBEN375, CHGN428, CHGN462
3.0 Hours.
or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
The goal of this course is to develop and analyze models of biological
transport and reaction processes. We will apply the principles of mass,
CBEN461. BIOCHEMICAL PROCESS ENGINEERING LABORATORY.
momentum, and energy conservation to describe mechanisms of
1.0 Hour.
physiology and pathology. We will explore the applications of transport
(I) This course emphasizes bio-based product preparation, laboratory
phenomena in the design of drug delivery systems, engineered tissues,
measurement, and calculation and analysis of bioprocesses including
and biomedical diagnostics with an emphasis on the barriers to molecular
fermentation and bio-solids separations and their application to
transport in cardiovascular disease and cancer. Prerequisites: CBEN430
biochemical engineering. Computer-aided process simulation is
or equivalent. 3 lecture hours, 3 credit hours.
incorporated. Prerequisites: CBEN375, CHGN428, CHGN462 or consent
of instructor. Co-requisite: CBEN460, 3 hours laboratory, 1 semester
CBEN435. INTERDISCIPLINARY MICROELECTRONICS. 3.0 Hours.
hour.
(II) Application of science and engineering principles to the design,
fabrication, and testing of microelectronic devices. Emphasis on
CBEN469. FUEL CELL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY. 3.0 Hours.
specific unit operations and the interrelation among processing steps.
(I) Investigate fundamentals of fuel-cell operation and electrochemistry
Prerequisites: Senior standing in PHGN, CBEN, MTGN, or EGGN.
from a chemical-thermodynamics and materials-science perspective.
Consent of instructor. Due to lab, space the enrollment is limited to 20
Review types of fuel cells, fuel-processing requirements and approaches,
students. 1.5 hours lecture, 4 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
and fuel-cell system integration. Examine current topics in fuel-cell
science and technology. Fabricate and test operational fuel cells in the
CBEN440. MOLECULAR PERSPECTIVES IN CHEMICAL
Colorado Fuel Cell Center. Prerequisites: MEGN361 or CBEN357 or
ENGINEERING. 3.0 Hours.
MTGN351, or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
Applications of statistical and quantum mechanics to understanding
and prediction of equilibrium and transport properties and processes.
CBEN470. INTRODUCTION TO MICROFLUIDICS. 3.0 Hours.
Relations between microscopic properties of materials and systems to
This course introduces the basic principles and applications of
macroscopic behavior. Prerequisite: CBEN307, CBEN308, CBEN357,
microfluidic systems. Concepts related to microscale fluid mechanics,
CBEN375, CHGN351 and CHGN353, CHGN221 and CHGN222,
transport, physics, and biology are presented. To gain familiarity with
MATH225, or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
small-scale systems, students are provided with the opportunity to
design, fabricate, and test a simple microfluidic device. Prerequisites:
CBEN450. HONORS UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH. 1-3 Hour.
CBEN307 (or equivalent) or MEGN351 (or equivalent) or permission of
Scholarly research of an independent nature. Prerequisite: senior
instructor. 3 semester hours.
standing, consent of instructor. 1 to 3 semester hours.
CBEN472. INTRODUCTION TO ENERGY TECHNOLOGIES. 3.0 Hours.
CBEN451. HONORS UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH. 1-3 Hour.
(II) In this course the student will gain an understanding about energy
Scholarly research of an independent nature. Prerequisite: senior
technologies including how they work, how they are quantitatively
standing, consent of instructor. 1 to 3 semester hours.
evaluated, what they cost, and what is their benefit or impact on the
natural environment. There will be discussions about proposed energy
systems and how they might become a part of the existing infrastructure.
However, to truly understand the impact of proposed energy systems,
the student must also have a grasp on the infrastructure of existing
energy systems. Prerequisites: CBEN357 Chemical Engineering
Thermodynamics (or equivalent). 3 lecture hours, 3 credit hours.

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CBEN480. NATURAL GAS HYDRATES. 3.0 Hours.
The purpose of this class is to learn about clathrate hydrates, using two
of the instructor's books, (1) Clathrate Hydrates of Natural Gases, Third
Edition (2008) co-authored by C.A.Koh, and (2) Hydrate Engineering,
(2000). Using a basis of these books, and accompanying programs,
we have abundant resources to act as professionals who are always
learning. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
CBEN497. SPECIAL SUMMER COURSE. 15.0 Hours.
CBEN498. SPECIAL TOPICS. 1-6 Hour.
Topical courses in chemical engineering of special interest. Prerequisite:
consent of instructor; 1 to 6 semester hours. Repeatable for credit under
different titles.
CBEN499. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 1-6 Hour.
Individual research or special problem projects. Topics, content, and
credit hours to be agreed upon by student and supervising faculty
member. Prerequisite: consent of instructor and department head,
submission of ?Independent Study? form to CSM Registrar. 1 to 6
semester hours. Repeatable for credit.

138 Chemistry and Geochemistry
Chemistry and Geochemistry
Program Educational Objectives (Bachelor of
Science in Chemistry)
2014-2015
In addition to contributing toward achieving the educational objectives
Program Description
described in the CSM Graduate Profile and the ABET Accreditation
Criteria, the B.S. curricula in chemistry are designed to:
Chemistry is the field of science associated with atoms and molecules.
• Impart mastery of chemistry fundamentals;
It focuses on the behavior and properties of matter, the reactions and
transformations that dictate chemical processes, and the creation
• Develop ability to apply chemistry fundamentals in solving open-
of new substances. Chemistry is the primary field that deals with
ended problems;
nanoscience and nanotechnology. It is often considered the central
• Impart knowledge of and ability to use modern tools of chemical
science, linking the physical sciences with engineering, medicine, and
analysis and synthesis;
life sciences. The subject of chemistry is typically organized into more
• Develop ability to locate and use pertinent information from the
focused subdisciplines, including organic chemistry, physical chemistry,
chemical literature;
inorganic chemistry, biochemistry, analytical chemistry, theoretical and
• Develop ability to interpret and use experimental data for chemical
computational chemistry, and materials chemistry. A degree in chemistry
systems;
examines these topics to promote a fundamental understanding of the
• Develop ability to effectively communicate in both written and oral
world and an application toward technological problems. Professional
formats;
chemists apply their knowledge in many different areas ranging from
environmental processes to the development of new materials and
• Prepare students for entry to and success in professional careers;
renewable energy. They work in academic environments, high-tech
• Prepare students for entry to and success in graduate programs; and
start-ups, and research and development laboratories associated with
• Prepare students for responsible contribution to society.
practically every advanced technological field including medicine, energy,
biotechnology, computing, and agriculture.
Curriculum
The B.S. degree program in chemistry is approved by the American
The B.S. chemistry curricula, in addition to the strong basis provided by
Chemical Society (ACS) and is designed to educate professionals for
the common core, contain three components: chemistry fundamentals,
the varied career opportunities this central scientific discipline affords.
laboratory and communication skills, and applications courses.
The curricula are therefore founded in rigorous fundamental science
Chemistry fundamentals
complemented by application of these principles to the materials, energy,
minerals, or environmental fields. For example, specific curricular tracks
• Analytical chemistry - sampling, method selection, statistical data
emphasizing environmental chemistry or biochemistry are offered along
analysis, error sources, theory of operation of analytical instruments
with a more flexible chemistry track that can be tailored to optimize
(atomic and molecular spectroscopy, mass spectrometry, nuclear
preparation consistent with a student's individual career goals. Those
magnetic resonance spectroscopy, chromatography and other
aspiring to enter Ph.D. programs in chemistry are encouraged to include
separation methods, electroanalytical methods, and thermal
undergraduate research beyond the minimum required among their
methods), calibration, standardization, stoichiometry of analysis,
elective hours. Others interested in industrial chemistry choose area
equilibrium and kinetic principles in analysis.
of special interest courses, for example in chemical engineering or
• Inorganic chemistry - atomic structure and periodicity, crystal
metallurgy. A significant number of students complete degrees in both
lattice structure, molecular geometry and bonding (VSEPR, Lewis
chemistry and chemical engineering as an excellent preparation for
structures, VB and MO theory, bond energies and lengths), metals
industrial careers.
structure and properties, acid-base theories, main-group element
chemistry, coordination chemistry, term symbols, ligand field theory,
The instructional and research laboratories located in Coolbaugh Hall are
spectra and magnetism of complexes, organometallic chemistry, and
state-of-the-art facilities with modern instrumentation for synthesis and
nanomaterials chemistry and design.
characterization of molecules and materials. Instrumentation includes:
gas chromatographs (GC), high-performance liquid chromatographs
• Organic chemistry - bonding and structure, structure- physical
(HPLC), inductively-coupled-plasma-atomic emission spectrometers
property relationships, reactivity-structure relationships, reaction
(ICP-AES), field-flow fractionation (FFF) equipment, mass spectrometry
mechanisms (nucleophilic and electrophilic substitution, addition,
equipment (MS, GC/MS, GC/MS/MS, PY/MS, PY/GC/MS, SFC/MS,
elimination, radical reactions, rearrangements, redox reactions,
MALDI-TOF), 400 MHz and 500 MHz nuclear magnetic resonance
photochemical reactions, and metal-mediated reactions), chemical
spectrometers (NMR), infrared spectrometers (FTIR), ultraviolet-visible
kinetics, catalysis, major classes of compounds and their reactions,
(UV) spectrometers, thermogravimetric analyzers (TGA), differential
and design of synthetic pathways.
scanning calorimeters (DSC), and others including equipment for
• Physical chemistry - thermodynamics (energy, enthalpy, entropy,
microscopy, light scattering, and elemental analysis. In addition,
equilibrium constants, free energy, chemical potential, non-ideal
the campus provides access to the CSM 2,144 core 23 teraflop
systems, standard states, activity, phase rule, phase equilibria,
supercomputer for computational research.
phase diagrams), electrochemistry, kinetic theory (Maxwell-
Boltzmann distribution, collision frequency, effusion, heat capacity,
equipartition of energy), kinetics (microscopic reversibility, relaxation
processes, mechanisms and rate laws, collision and absolute
rate theories), quantum mechanics (Schroedinger equations,
operators and matrix elements, particle-in-a-box, simple harmonic
oscillator, rigid rotor, angular momentum, hydrogen atom, hydrogen

Colorado School of Mines 139
wave functions, spin, Pauli principle, LCAO method, MO theory,
CHGN223
ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I
3.0
1.0
bonding), spectroscopy (dipole selection rules, rotational spectra,
LABORATORY
term symbols, atomic and molecular electronic spectra, magnetic
PAGN2XX
PHYSICAL EDUCATION
0.5
spectroscopy, Raman spectroscopy, multiphoton selection rules,
16.0
lasers), statistical thermodynamics (ensembles, partition functions,
Spring
lec
lab
sem.hrs
Einstein crystals, Debye crystals), group theory, surface chemistry,
X-ray crystallography, electron diffraction, dielectric constants, dipole
LAIS200
HUMAN SYSTEMS
3.0
moments, and elements of computational chemistry.
EBGN201
PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS
3.0
3.0
CHGN222
ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II
3.0
3.0
Laboratory and communication skills
CHGN224
ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II
3.0
1.0
• Analytical methods - gravimetry, titrimetry, sample dissolution,
LABORATORY
quantitative spectroscopy, GC, HPLC, GC/MS, potentiometry, NMR,
MATH225
DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS
3.0
3.0
AA, ICP-AES
CHGN335
INSTRUMENTAL ANALYSIS
3.0
3.0
• Synthesis techniques - batch reactor assembly, inert-atmosphere
PAGN2XX
PHYSICAL EDUCATION
0.5
manipulations, vacuum line methods, high-temperature methods,
16.5
high-pressure methods, distillation, recrystallization, extraction,
sublimation, chromatographic purification, product identification
Junior
• Physical measurements - refractometry, viscometry, colligative
Fall
lec
lab
sem.hrs
properties, FTIR, NMR
CHGN336
ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY
3.0
3.0
• Information retrieval - Chemical Abstracts online searching, CA
CHGN337
ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY
3.0
1.0
registry numbers, Beilstein, Gmelin, handbooks, organic syntheses,
LABORATORY
organic reactions, inorganic syntheses, primary sources, ACS Style
CHGN341
DESCRIPTIVE INORGANIC
3.0
3.0
Guide
CHEMISTRY
• Reporting - lab notebook, experiment and research reports, technical
CHGN351
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY: A
3.0
3.0
4.0
oral reports
MOLECULAR PERSPECTIVE I
• Communication - scientific reviews, seminar presentations,
CHGN395
INTRODUCTION TO
3.0
1.0
publication of research results
UNDERGRADUATE
RESEARCH
Applications
LAIS/EBGN
H&SS Restricted Elective I
3.0
3.0
• Elective courses - application of chemistry fundamentals in chemistry
FREE
Free Elective
3.0
3.0
elective courses or courses in another discipline; e.g. chemical
18.0
engineering, environmental science, materials science
Spring
lec
lab
sem.hrs
• Internship - summer or semester experience in an industrial or
CHGN353
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY: A
3.0
3.0
4.0
governmental organization working on real-world problems
MOLECULAR PERSPECTIVE II
• Undergraduate research - open-ended problem solving in the context
CHGN323
QUALITATIVE ORGANIC
1.0
3.0
2.0
of a research project
ANALYSIS AND APPLIED
Students are strongly encouraged to go to http://
SPECTROSCOPY
chemistry.mines.edu for the most up-to-date curriculum flowcharts
CHGN428
BIOCHEMISTRY
3.0
3.0
and degree requirements.
TECH ELECT Technical Elective*
3.0
3.0
Degree Requirements (Chemistry Track)
TECH ELECT Technical Elective*
3.0
3.0
15.0
Freshman
Summer
lec
lab
sem.hrs
lec
lab
sem.hrs
CHGN490
CHEMISTRY FIELD SESSION
18.0
6.0
Common Core
33.0
6.0
33.0
Senior
Sophomore
Fall
lec
lab
sem.hrs
Fall
lec
lab
sem.hrs
LAIS/EBGN
H&SS Restricted Elective II
3.0
3.0
MATH213
CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS
4.0
4.0
AND ENGINEERS III
CHGN
Chemistry Elective**
3.0
ELECT
PHGN200
PHYSICS II-
2.0
4.0
4.5
ELECTROMAGNETISM AND
TECH ELECT Technical Elective*
3.0
3.0
OPTICS
TECH ELECT Technical Elective*
3.0
3.0
CHGN209
INTRODUCTION
3.0
FREE
Free Elective
3.0
3.0
TO CHEMICAL
15.0
THERMODYNAMICS
Spring
lec
lab
sem.hrs
CHGN221
ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I
3.0
3.0
LAIS/EBGN
H&SS Restricted Elective III
3.0
3.0

140 Chemistry and Geochemistry
CHGN401
THEORETICAL INORGANIC
3.0
3.0
Sophomore
CHEMISTRY
Fall
lec
lab
sem.hrs
CHGN
Chemistry Elective**
2.0
MATH213
CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS
4.0
4.0
ELECT
AND ENGINEERS III
TECH ELECT Technical Elective*
3.0
3.0
PHGN200
PHYSICS II-
2.0
4.0
4.5
FREE
Free Elective
3.0
3.0
ELECTROMAGNETISM AND
OPTICS
14.0
CHGN209
INTRODUCTION
3.0
Total Hours: 133.5
TO CHEMICAL
THERMODYNAMICS
* Technical Electives are courses in any technical field. LAIS, PAGN,
Military Science, ROTC, McBride and the business courses of EBGN are
CHGN221
ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I
3.0
3.0
not accepted technical electives. Examples of possible electives that will
CHGN223
ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I
3.0
1.0
be recommended to students are:
LABORATORY
PAGN2XX
PHYSICAL EDUCATION
0.5
CEEN301
FUNDAMENTALS OF ENVIRONMENTAL
3.0
16.0
SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING I
Spring
lec
lab
sem.hrs
CHGN411
APPLIED RADIOCHEMISTRY
3.0
LAIS200
HUMAN SYSTEMS
3.0
CHGN430
INTRODUCTION TO POLYMER SCIENCE
3.0
EBGN201
PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS
3.0
3.0
CHGN462
MICROBIOLOGY
3.0
CHGN222
ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II
3.0
3.0
EBGN305
FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING
3.0
CHGN224
ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II
3.0
1.0
EBGN306
MANAGERIAL ACCOUNTING
3.0
LABORATORY
EBGN310
ENVIRONMENTAL AND RESOURCE
3.0
MATH225
DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS
3.0
3.0
ECONOMICS
CHGN335
INSTRUMENTAL ANALYSIS
3.0
3.0
GEGN206
EARTH MATERIALS
3.0
PAGN2XX
PHYSICAL EDUCATION
0.5
MATH323
PROBABILITY AND STATISTICS FOR
3.0
ENGINEERS
16.5
MATH332
LINEAR ALGEBRA
3.0
Junior
MNGN210
INTRODUCTORY MINING
3.0
Fall
lec
lab
sem.hrs
MTGN311
STRUCTURE OF MATERIALS
3.0
CHGN336
ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY
3.0
3.0
PEGN102
INTRODUCTION TO PETROLEUM INDUSTRY
3.0
CHGN337
ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY
3.0
1.0
1.0
LABORATORY
PHGN300
PHYSICS III-MODERN PHYSICS I
3.0
CHGN341
DESCRIPTIVE INORGANIC
3.0
3.0
PHGN419
PRINCIPLES OF SOLAR ENERGY SYSTEMS
3.0
CHEMISTRY
** Chemistry Electives are non-required courses taught within the
CHGN351
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY: A
3.0
3.0
4.0
Chemistry Department. In addition, graduate level Chemistry and
MOLECULAR PERSPECTIVE I
Geochemistry courses taught within the Department are acceptable.
CHGN395
INTRODUCTION TO
3.0
1.0
1.0
UNDERGRADUATE
CHGN495 SENIOR UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH is taught as a
RESEARCH
possible chemistry elective. Those aspiring to enter Ph.D. programs in
LAIS/EBGN
H&SS Restricted Elective I
3.0
3.0
Chemistry or related fields are encouraged to include undergraduate
research in their curricula. The objective of CHGN495 is that students
CHEV
Environmental Elective**
3.0
3.0
successfully perform an open-ended research project under the direction
ELECT
of a CSM faculty member. Students must demonstrate through the
18.0
preparation of a proposal, prepared in consultation with the potential
Spring
lec
lab
sem.hrs
faculty research advisor and the CHGN495 instructor, that they qualify for
CHGN353
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY: A
3.0
3.0
4.0
enrollment in CHGN495. Up to 5 credit hours of CHGN495 can be taken.
MOLECULAR PERSPECTIVE II
Students are strongly encouraged to go to http://
CHGN323
QUALITATIVE ORGANIC
1.0
3.0
2.0
chemistry.mines.edu for the most up-to-date curriculum flowcharts
ANALYSIS AND APPLIED
and degree requirements.
SPECTROSCOPY
CHGN428
BIOCHEMISTRY
3.0
3.0
Environmental Chemistry Track
CHEV
Environmental Elective**
3.0
3.0
ELECT
Freshman
TECH ELECT
lec
lab
sem.hrs
Technical Elective*
3.0
3.0
Common Core
33.0
15.0
33.0
Summer
lec
lab
sem.hrs
CHGN490
CHEMISTRY FIELD SESSION
18.0
6.0
6.0

Colorado School of Mines 141
Senior
Sophomore
Fall
lec
lab
sem.hrs
Fall
lec
lab
sem.hrs
CHEV
Environmental Elective**
3.0
3.0
MATH213
CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS
4.0
4.0
ELECT
AND ENGINEERS III
CHEV
Environmental Elective**
3.0
3.0
PHGN200
PHYSICS II-
2.0
4.0
4.5
ELECT
ELECTROMAGNETISM AND
LAIS/EBGN
H&SS Restricted Elective II
3.0
3.0
OPTICS
CHGN
CHGN209
INTRODUCTION
3.0
Chemistry Elective**
3.0
ELECT
TO CHEMICAL
THERMODYNAMICS
FREE
Free Elective
3.0
3.0
CHGN221
ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I
3.0
3.0
15.0
CHGN223
ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I
3.0
1.0
Spring
lec
lab
sem.hrs
LABORATORY
CHGN410
SURFACE CHEMISTRY
3.0
3.0
PAGN2XX
PHYSICAL EDUCATION
0.5
LAIS/EBGN
H&SS Restricted Elective III
3.0
3.0
16.0
CHGN403
INTRODUCTION TO
3.0
3.0
Spring
lec
lab
sem.hrs
ENVIRONMENTAL
CHEMISTRY
LAIS200
HUMAN SYSTEMS
3.0
CHGN
EBGN201
PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS
3.0
3.0
Chemistry Elective**
2.0
ELECT
CHGN222
ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II
3.0
3.0
FREE
Free Elective
3.0
3.0
CHGN224
ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II
3.0
1.0
14.0
LABORATORY
Total Hours: 133.5
MATH225
DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS
3.0
3.0
CHGN335
INSTRUMENTAL ANALYSIS
3.0
3.0
* Technical Electives are courses in any technical field. LAIS, PAGN,
PAGN2XX
PHYSICAL EDUCATION
0.5
Military Science and ROTC, McBride and the business courses of EBGN
16.5
are not accepted technical electives.
Junior
** Chemistry Electives are non-required courses taught within the
Fall
lec
lab
sem.hrs
Chemistry Department. In addition, graduate level Chemistry and
BIOL110
FUNDAMENTALS OF
4.0
Geochemistry courses taught within the Department are acceptable.
BIOLOGY I
Environmental Electives are courses that are directly or indirectly related
CHGN336
ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY
3.0
3.0
to Environmental Chemistry. Examples include environmental CEEN
CHGN337
ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY
3.0
1.0
courses and CHGN462 Microbiology. Students can consult their advisors
LABORATORY
for further clarification.
CHGN341
DESCRIPTIVE INORGANIC
3.0
3.0
CHEMISTRY
CHGN495 SENIOR UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH is taught as a
CHGN351
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY: A
3.0
4.0
4.0
possible chemistry elective. Those aspiring to enter Ph.D. programs in
MOLECULAR PERSPECTIVE I
Chemistry or related fields are encouraged to include undergraduate
research in their curricula. The objective of CHGN495 is that students
CHGN395
INTRODUCTION TO
3.0
1.0
successfully perform an open-ended research project under the direction
UNDERGRADUATE
of a CSM faculty member. Students must demonstrate through the
RESEARCH
preparation of a proposal, prepared in consultation with the potential
16.0
faculty research advisor and the CHGN495 instructor, that they qualify for
Spring
lec
lab
sem.hrs
enrollment in CHGN495. Up to 5 credit hours of CHGN495 can be taken.
CHGN353
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY: A
3.0
3.0
4.0
MOLECULAR PERSPECTIVE II
Students are strongly encouraged to go to http://
chemistry.mines.edu for the most up-to-date curriculum flowcharts
CHGN323
QUALITATIVE ORGANIC
1.0
3.0
2.0
and degree requirements.
ANALYSIS AND APPLIED
SPECTROSCOPY
Biochemistry Track
CHGN428
BIOCHEMISTRY
3.0
3.0
LAIS/EBGN
H&SS Restricted Elective I
3.0
3.0
Freshman
CBEN303
GENERAL BIOLOGY II
3.0
lec
lab
sem.hrs
CBEN323
GENERAL BIOLOGY II
1.0
Common Core
33.0
LABORATORY
33.0
16.0
Summer
lec
lab
sem.hrs
CHGN490
CHEMISTRY FIELD SESSION
18.0
6.0
6.0

142 Chemistry and Geochemistry
Senior
For the purpose of completing a minor in Chemistry, the Organic
Fall
lec
lab
sem.hrs
Chemistry sequence is exempt from the 100-200 level limit.
CHGN429
BIOCHEMISTRY II
3.0
3.0
ASI programs include Chemistry, Polymer Chemistry, Environmental
CHGN
Chemistry Elective**
3.0
Chemistry, and Biochemistry. Refer to the main ASI section of the Bulletin
ELECT
for applicable rules for Areas of Special Interest (http://bulletin.mines.edu/
LAIS/EBGN
H&SS Restricted Elective II
3.0
3.0
undergraduate/undergraduateinformation/minorasi).
TECH ELECT Technical Elective*
3.0
3.0
Professors
FREE
Free Elective
3.0
3.0
Mark E. Eberhart
15.0
Spring
lec
lab
sem.hrs
Mark P. Jensen, Grandey University Chair in Nuclear Science &
LAIS/EBGN
H&SS Restricted Elective III
3.0
3.0
Engineering
CHGN401
THEORETICAL INORGANIC
3.0
3.0
Daniel M. Knauss
CHEMISTRY
CHGN
Chemistry Elective**
2.0
James F. Ranville
ELECT
Ryan M. Richards
FREE
Free Elective
3.0
3.0
FREE
Free Elective
3.0
3.0
Bettina M. Voelker
14.0
Kim R. Williams
Total Hours: 132.5
David T. Wu , Department Head
* Technical Electives are courses in any technical field. LAIS, PAGN,
Military Science and ROTC, McBride and the business courses of EBGN
Associate Professors
are not accepted technical electives. * Possible technical electives that
Stephen G. Boyes
will be recommended to students are:
Matthew C. Posewitz
CHGN403
INTRODUCTION TO ENVIRONMENTAL
3.0
CHEMISTRY
Alan S. Sellinger
CHGN462
MICROBIOLOGY
3.0
E. Craig Simmons
CBEN304
ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY
3.0
CBEN320
CELL BIOLOGY AND PHYSIOLOGY
3.0
Assistant Professors
CBEN321
INTRO TO GENETICS
4.0
Jenifer C. Braley
** Chemistry Electives are non-required courses taught within the
Brian G. Trewyn
Chemistry Department. In addition, graduate level Chemistry and
Geochemistry courses taught within the Department are acceptable.
Shubham Vyas
CHGN495 SENIOR UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH is taught as a
Yongan Yang
possible chemistry elective. Those aspiring to enter Ph.D. programs in
Chemistry or related fields are encouraged to include undergraduate
Teaching Associate Professors
research in their curricula. The objective of CHGN495 is that students
Renee L. Falconer
successfully perform an open-ended research project under the direction
of a CSM faculty member. Students must demonstrate through the
Mark R. Seger
preparation of a proposal, prepared in consultation with the potential
faculty research advisor and the CHGN495 instructor, that they qualify for
Angela Sower
enrollment in CHGN495. Up to 5 credit hours of CHGN495 can be taken.
Teaching Assistant Professors
Students are strongly encouraged to go to http://
Allison G. Caster
chemistry.mines.edu for the most up-to-date curriculum flowcharts
and degree requirements.
Edward A. Dempsey
General CSM Minor/ASI requirements can be found here (p. 40).
Research Professors
Chemistry Minor and ASI Programs
Donald L. Macalady
No specific course sequences are suggested for students wishing to
Kent J. Voorhees
include chemistry minors or areas of special interest in their programs.
Rather, those students should consult with the Chemistry department
Research Assistant Professors
head (or designated faculty member) to design appropriate sequences.
Christopher Cox

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Yuan Yang
CHGN198LB. SPECIAL TOPICS. 6.0 Hours.
Research Faculty
CHGN199. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 1-6 Hour.
(I, II) Individual research or special problem projects supervised by a
Jesse Hensley
faculty member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a subject
matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: ?Independent Study?
Bryan Pivovar
form must be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1
to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for credit.
Robert Rundberg
CHGN209. INTRODUCTION TO CHEMICAL THERMODYNAMICS. 3.0
Affiliated Faculty
Hours.
(I, II, S) Introduction to the fundamental principles of classical
Joseph Meyer
thermodynamics, with particular emphasis on chemical and phase
Professors Emeriti
equilibria. Volume-temperature-pressure relationships for solids, liquids,
and gases; ideal and non-ideal gases. Introduction to kineticmolecular
Scott W. Cowley
theory of ideal gases and the Maxwell-Boltzmann distributions. Work,
heat, and application of the First Law to closed systems, including
Stephen R. Daniel
chemical reactions. Entropy and the Second and Third Laws; Gibbs Free
Dean W. Dickerhoof
Energy. Chemical equilibrium and the equilibrium constant; introduction
to activities & fugacities. One- and two-component phase diagrams;
Kenneth W. Edwards
Gibbs Phase Rule. Prerequisites: CHGN121, CHGN122, MATH111,
MATH112, PHGN100. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours. Students with
Ronald W. Klusman
credit in CBEN210 (previously DCGN-210) may not also receive credit in
CHGN209 (previously DCGN-209).
Donald Langmuir
CHGN221. ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I. 3.0 Hours.
Patrick MacCarthy
(I, S) Structure, properties, and reactions of the important classes of
organic compounds, introduction to reaction mechanisms. Prerequisites:
Michael J. Pavelich
Grade of C- or better in CHGN122. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
Thomas R. Wildeman
CHGN222. ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II. 3.0 Hours.
(II, S) Continuation of CHGN221. Prerequisites: Grade of C- or better in
John T. Williams
CHGN221. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
Robert D. Witters
CHGN223. ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I LABORATORY. 1.0 Hour.
(I,II, S) Laboratory exercises including purification techniques, synthesis,
Courses
and characterization. Experiments are designed to support concepts
presented in the CHGN221. Students are introduced to Green Chemistry
CHGN111. INTRODUCTORY CHEMISTRY. 3.0 Hours.
principles and methods of synthesis and the use of computational
(S) Introductory college chemistry. Elementary atomic structure and the
software. Prerequisites: CHGN221 or concurrent enrollment. 3 hours
periodic chart, chemical bonding, chemical reactions and stoichiometry
laboratory, 1 semester hour.
of chemical reactions, chemical equilibrium, thermochemistry, and
properties of gases. Must not be used for elective credit. Does not apply
CHGN224. ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II LABORATORY. 1.0 Hour.
toward undergraduate degree or g.p.a. 3 hours lecture and 3 hours lab; 3
(II, S) Laboratory exercises using more advanced synthesis techniques.
semester hours.
Experiments are designed to support concepts presented in CHGN222.
Prerequisites: CHGN221, CHGN223, and CHGN222 or concurrent
CHGN121. PRINCIPLES OF CHEMISTRY I. 4.0 Hours.
enrollment. 3 hours laboratory, 1 semester hour.
(I, II) Study of matter and energy based on atomic structure, correlation
of properties of elements with position in periodic chart, chemical
CHGN298. SPECIAL TOPICS. 1-6 Hour.
bonding, geometry of molecules, phase changes, stoichiometry, solution
(I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special
chemistry, gas laws, and thermochemistry. 3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 4
interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is offered only
semester hours. Approved for Colorado Guaranteed General Education
once. Prerequisite: Instructor consent. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
transfer. Equivalency for GT-SC1.
Repeatable for credit under different titles.
CHGN122. PRINCIPLES OF CHEMISTRY II (SC1). 4.0 Hours.
CHGN299. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 1-6 Hour.
(I, II, S) Continuation of CHGN121 concentrating on chemical kinetics,
(I, II) Individual research or special problem projects supervised by a
gas laws, thermodynamics, electrochemistry and chemical equilibrium
faculty member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a subject
(acid- base, solubility, complexation, and redox). Laboratory experiments
matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: ?Independent Study?
emphasizing quantitative chemical measurements. Prerequisite: Grade of
form must be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1
C- or better in CHGN121. 3 hours lecture; 3 hours lab, 4 semester hours.
to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for credit.
CHGN198. SPECIAL TOPICS. 6.0 Hours.
CHGN323. QUALITATIVE ORGANIC ANALYSIS AND APPLIED
(I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special
SPECTROSCOPY. 2.0 Hours.
interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is offered only
(II) Identification, separation and purification of organic compounds
once. Prerequisite: Instructor consent. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
including use of modern physical and instrumental methods. Prerequisite:
Repeatable for credit under different titles.
Grade of C- or better in CHGN222, CHGN224. 1 hour lecture; 3 hours
lab; 2 semester hours.
CHGN198LA. SPECIAL TOPICS. 6.0 Hours.

144 Chemistry and Geochemistry
CHGN335. INSTRUMENTAL ANALYSIS. 3.0 Hours.
CHGN398. SPECIAL TOPICS IN CHEMISTRY. 1-6 Hour.
(II) Principles of AAS, AES, Visible-UV, IR, NMR, XRF, XRD, XPS,
(I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special
electron, and mass spectroscopy; gas and liquid chromatography; data
interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is offered only
interpretation. Prerequisite: Grade of C- or better in CHGN122. 3 hours
once. Prerequisite: Instructor consent. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
lecture; 3 semester hours.
Repeatable for credit under different titles.
CHGN336. ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY. 3.0 Hours.
CHGN398LA. SPECIAL TOPICS LAB. 1-6 Hour.
(I) Theory and techniques of gravimetry, titrimetry (acid-base,
CHGN399. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 1-6 Hour.
complexometric, redox, precipitation), electrochemical analysis, chemical
(I, II) Individual research or special problem projects supervised by a
separations; statistical evaluation of data. Prerequisite: Grade of C- or
faculty member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a subject
better in both CHGN122 and CHGN209 or CBEN210. 3 hours lecture; 3
matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: ?Independent Study?
semester hours.
form must be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1
CHGN337. ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY LABORATORY. 1.0 Hour.
to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for credit.
(I) (WI) Laboratory exercises emphasizing sample preparation and
CHGN401. THEORETICAL INORGANIC CHEMISTRY. 3.0 Hours.
instrumental methods of analysis. Prerequisite: CHGN336 or concurrent
(II) Introduction to symmetry and group theory; application of group
enrollment. 3 hours lab; 1 semester hour.
theory to molecular orbitals and spectroscopy; molecular orbital
CHGN340. COOPERATIVE EDUCATION. 3.0 Hours.
theory; coordination chemistry; electronic structure of solids and
(I, II, S) Supervised, full-time, chemistry-related employment for
quantum confinement; introduction to preparation and characterization
a continuous six-month period (or its equivalent) in which specific
of nanostructured materials. Prerequisite: CHGN341 or consent of
educational objectives are achieved. Prerequisite: Second semester
instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
sophomore status and a cumulative grade-point average of at least 2.00.
CHGN403. INTRODUCTION TO ENVIRONMENTAL CHEMISTRY. 3.0
0 to 3 semester hours. Cooperative Education credit does not count
Hours.
toward graduation except under special conditions.
(II) Processes by which natural and anthro?pogenic chemicals interact,
CHGN341. DESCRIPTIVE INORGANIC CHEMISTRY. 3.0 Hours.
react and are transformed and redistributed in various environmental
(I) The chemistry of the elements and periodic trends in reactivity
compartments. Air, soil and aqueous (fresh and saline surface and
discussed in relation to the preparation and use of inorganic chemicals
groundwaters) environments are covered, along with specialized envi?
in industry and the environment. Prerequisite: Grade of C- or better in
ronments such as waste treatment facilities and the upper atmosphere.
both CHGN222 and CHGN209 or CBEN210. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester
Prerequisites: CHGN222, CHGN209 or CBEN210 or consent of
hours.
instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
CHGN351. PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY: A MOLECULAR PERSPECTIVE I.
CHGN410. SURFACE CHEMISTRY. 3.0 Hours.
4.0 Hours.
(II) Introduction to colloid systems, capillarity, surface tension and contact
(I) A study of chemical systems from a molecular physical chemistry
angle, adsorption from solution, micelles and micro - emulsions, the
perspective. Includes an introduction to quantum mechanics, atoms and
solid/gas interface, surface analytical techniques, van der Waal forces,
molecules, spectroscopy, bonding and symmetry, and an introduction to
electrical properties and colloid stability, some specific colloid systems
modern computational chemistry. Prerequisite: MATH225; PHGN200;
(clays, foams and emulsions). Students enrolled for graduate credit in
Grade of C- or better in both CHGN 122 and CHGN209 or CBEN210. 3
MLGN510 must complete a special project. Prerequisite: CHGN209 or
hours lecture; 3 hours laboratory; 4 semester hours.
consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
CHGN353. PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY: A MOLECULAR PERSPECTIVE
CHGN411. APPLIED RADIOCHEMISTRY. 3.0 Hours.
II. 4.0 Hours.
(II) This course is designed for those who have a budding interest
(II) A continuation of CHGN351. Includes statistical thermodynamics,
radiochemistry and its applications. A brief overview of radioactivity and
chemical kinetics, chemical reaction mechanisms, electrochemistry, and
general chemistry will be provided in the first three weeks of the course.
selected additional topics. Prerequisite: CHGN351. 3 hours lecture; 3
Follow-on weeks will feature segments focusing on the radiochemistry
hours laboratory; 4 semester hours.
in the nuclear fuel cycle, radioisotope production, nuclear forensics and
the environment. Prerequisite: CHGN121 and CHGN122, or instructor
CHGN395. INTRODUCTION TO UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH. 1.0
consent. 3 hours lecture, 3 semester hours.
Hour.
(I) (WI) Introduction to Undergraduate Research is designed to introduce
CHGN422. POLYMER CHEMISTRY LABORATORY. 1.0 Hour.
students to the research endeavor. Topics include ethics, hypothesis
(I) Prerequisites: CHGN221, CHGN223. 3 hours lab; 1 semester hour.
testing, critical evaluation of the scientific literature, scientific writing,
CHGN428. BIOCHEMISTRY. 3.0 Hours.
bibliographic software, and proposal preparation. Prerequisites:
(I) Introductory study of the major molecules of biochemistry: amino
Completion of the chemistry curriculum through the Spring semester
acids, proteins, enzymes, nucleic acids, lipids, and saccharides- their
of the sophomore year or permission of the department head. Credit: 1
structure, chemistry, biological function, and biosynthesis. Stresses
semester hour.
bioenergetics and the cell as a biological unit of organization. Discussion
CHGN396. UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH. 1-5 Hour.
of classical genetics, molecular genetics, and protein synthesis.
(I,II,S) Individual research project for freshman, sophomores or juniors
Prerequisite: CHGN222 or permission of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3
under direction of a member of the departmental faculty. Prerequisites:
semester hours.
permission of instructor or department head. Variable credit; 1 to 5 credit
hours. Repeatable for credit. Seniors should take CHGN495 instead of
CHGN396.

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CHGN429. BIOCHEMISTRY II. 3.0 Hours.
CHGN499. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 0.5-6 Hour.
(I) A continuation of CHGN428. Topics include: nucleotide synthesis;
(I, II) Individual research or special problem projects supervised by a
DNA repair, replication and recombination; transcription, translation
faculty member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a subject
and regulation; proteomics; lipid and amino acid synthesis; protein
matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: ?Independent Study?
target and degradation; membranes; receptors and signal transduction.
form must be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1
Prerequisites: CHGN428 or permission of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3
to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for credit.
semester hours.
CHGN430. INTRODUCTION TO POLYMER SCIENCE. 3.0 Hours.
(I) An introduction to the chemistry and physics of macromolecules.
Topics include the properties and statistics of polymer solutions,
measurements of molecular weights, molecular weight distributions,
properties of bulk polymers, mechanisms of polymer formation, and
properties of thermosets and thermoplastics including elastomers.
Pre requisite: CHGN222 or permission of instructor. 3 hour lecture, 3
semester hours.
CHGN462. MICROBIOLOGY. 3.0 Hours.
(II)?This course will cover the basic fundamentals of microbiology, such
as structure and function of prokaryotic versus eukaryotic cells; viruses;
classification of microorganisms; microbial metabolism, energetics,
genetics, growth and diversity, microbial interactions with plants, animals,
and other microbes. Special focus will be on pathogenic bacteriology,
virology, and parasitology including disease symptoms, transmission, and
treatment. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture, 3 semester
hours.
CHGN475. COMPUTATIONAL CHEMISTRY. 3.0 Hours.
(II) This class provides a survey of techniques of computational
chemistry, including quantum mechanics (both Hartree-Fock and density
functional approaches) and molecular dynamics. Emphasis is given to the
integration of these techniques with experimental programs of molecular
design and development. Prerequisites: CHGN351, CHGN401. 3 hours
lecture; 3 semester hours.
CHGN490. CHEMISTRY FIELD SESSION. 6.0 Hours.
(S) (WI) Professional-level chemistry experience featuring modules
including organic/polymer synthesis and characterization, inorganic
nanomaterial investigations, computational chemistry, environmental
chemical analysis , biochemistry and technical report writing.
Prerequisites: CHGN323, CHGN341, CHGN353, or by instructor
permission. 6-week summer session; 6 semester hours.
CHGN495. UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH. 1-5 Hour.
(I, II, S) (WI) Individual research project under direction of a member of
the Departmental faculty. Prerequisites: selection of a research topic and
advisor, preparation and approval of a research proposal, completion
of chemistry curriculum through the junior year or permission of the
department head. Variable credit; 1 to 5 credit hours. Repeatable for
credit.
CHGN496A. SPECIAL SUMMER COURSE. 16.0 Hours.
CHGN497. INTERNSHIP. 1-6 Hour.
(I, II, S) Individual internship experience with an industrial, academic,
or governmental host supervised by a Departmental faculty member.
Prerequisites: Completion of chemistry curriculum through the junior year
or permission of the department head. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
CHGN498. SPECIAL TOPICS IN CHEMISTRY. 1-6 Hour.
(I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special
interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is offered only
once. Prerequisite: Instructor consent. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
Repeatable for credit under different titles.

146 Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
Metallurgical and Materials
and micro-thermal-analysis/mass spectrometry. Metallurgical and
materials engineering involves all of the processes that transform
Engineering
precursor materials into final engineered products adapted to human
needs. The objective of the metallurgical and materials engineering
2014-2015
program is to impart a fundamental knowledge of materials processing,
properties, selection and application in order to provide graduates with
Program Description
the background and skills needed for successful careers in materials-
related industries, for continued education toward graduate degrees and
Metallurgical and materials engineering plays a role in all manufacturing
for the pursuit of knowledge in other disciplines.
processes which convert raw materials into useful products adapted
to human needs. The primary goal of the Metallurgical and Materials
The Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET
Engineering program is to provide undergraduates with a fundamental
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knowledge base associated with materials-processing, their properties,
Baltimore, MD 21202-4012
and their selection and application. Upon graduation, students will
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have acquired and developed the necessary background and skills for
successful careers in materials related industries. Furthermore, the
The Departments of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering and Physics
benefits of continued education toward graduate degrees and other
collaborate to offer a five-year program designed to meet the needs of
avenues, and the pursuit of knowledge in other disciplines should be well
the electronics and similar high-tech industries. Students who satisfy
inculcated.
the requirements of the program obtain an undergraduate degree in
either Engineering Physics or in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
The emphasis in the Department is on materials processing operations
in four years and a Master of Engineering degree in Metallurgical
which encompass: the conversion of mineral and chemical resources into
and Materials Engineering at the end of the fifth year. The program is
metallic, ceramic or polymeric materials; the synthesis of new materials;
designed to provide a strong background in science fundamentals, as
refining and processing to produce high performance materials for
well as specialized training in the materials-science and processing
applications from consumer products to aerospace and electronics;
needs of these industries. Thus, the educational objective of the program
the development of mechanical, chemical and physical properties of
is to provide students with the specific educational requirements to
materials related to their processing and structure; and the selection of
begin a career in microelectronics and, at the same time, a broad and
materials for specific applications.
flexible background necessary to remain competitive in this exciting and
rapidly changing industry. The undergraduate electives which satisfy
The metallurgical and materials engineering discipline is founded on
the requirements of the program and an overall curriculum need to be
fundamentals in chemistry, mathematics and physics which contribute
discussed with the student’s advisor and approved by the Physics or
to building the knowledge base and developing the skills for the
Metallurgical and Materials Engineering Departments. A Program Mentor
processing of materials so as to achieve specifications requested for
in each Department can also provide counseling on the program.
a particular industrial or advanced product. The engineering principles
in this discipline include: crystal structure and structural analysis,
Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
thermodynamics of materials, reaction kinetics, transport phenomena,
(MME) Program Educational Objectives
phase equilibria, phase transformations, microstructural evolution,
mechanical behavior, and properties of materials.
The Metallurgical and Materials Engineering (MME) program emphasizes
the structure, properties, processing and performance of materials.
The core-discipline fundamentals are applied to a broad range of
Program educational objectives are broad statements that describe
materials processes including extraction and refining of materials,
what graduates are expected to attain within a few years of graduation.
alloy development, casting, mechanical working, joining and forming,
The Metallurgical and Materials Engineering program at CSM prepares
ceramic particle processing, high temperature reactions and synthesis
graduates who:
of engineered materials. In each stage of processing, the effects of
resultant microstructures and morphologies on materials properties and
1. obtain a range of positions in industry or positions in government
performance are emphasized.
facilities or pursue graduate education in engineering, science, or
other fields;
Laboratories, located in Nathaniel Hill Hall, are among the finest in
2. demonstrate advancement in their chosen careers;
the nation. The laboratories, in conjunction with classroom instruction,
3. engage in appropriate professional societies and continuing
provide for a well-integrated education of the undergraduates working
education activities.
towards their baccalaureate degrees. These facilities are well equipped
and dedicated to: particulate and chemical/extraction, metallurgical and
The three MME program educational objectives were determined by
materials processing, foundry science, corrosion and hydro/electro-
using inputs from program constituencies (faculty, students, visiting
metallurgical studies, physical and mechanical metallurgy, welding and
committee, industry recruiters and alumni). These objectives are
joining, forming, processing and testing of ceramic materials. Mechanical
consistent with those of the Colorado School of Mines (CSM). CSM is an
testing facilities include computerized machines for tension, compression,
engineering and applied science institution, dedicated to the education
torsion, toughness, fatigue and thermo-mechanical testing.
and training of students who will be stewards of the earth's resources.
There are also other highly specialized research laboratories dedicated
Curriculum
to: vapor deposition, and both plasma and high-temperature reaction
systems. Supporting analytical laboratories also exist for surface
The Metallurgical and Materials Engineering (MME) curriculum is
analysis, emission spectrometry, X-ray analysis, optical microscopy
organized to educate students in the fundamentals of materials (MME
and image analysis, scanning and transmission electron microscopy,

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Basics) and their applications (MME Applications) with the option of
4. Biomaterials
pursuing a track in one of four focus areas.
D. MME Curriculum Requirements: The Metallurgical and Materials
A. MME Basics: The basic curriculum in the Metallurgical and Materials
Engineering course sequence is designed to fulfill the program goals and
Engineering program will provide a background in the following topic
to satisfy the curriculum requirements. The time sequence of courses
areas:
organized by degree program, year and semester, is listed below.
1. Crystal Structures and Structural Analysis: crystal systems; symmetry
Degree Requirements (Metallurgical and
elements and Miller indices; atomic bonding; metallic, ceramic and
Materials Engineering)
polymeric structures; x-ray and electron diffraction; stereographic
projection and crystal orientation; long range order; defects in
The B.S. curricula in metallurgical and materials engineering are outlined
materials.
below:
2. Thermodynamics of Materials: heat and mass balances;
Freshman
thermodynamic laws; chemical potential and chemical equilibrium;
solution thermodynamics & solution models; partial molar and excess
lec
lab
sem.hrs
quantities; solid state thermodynamics; thermodynamics of surfaces;
Common Core
33.0
electrochemistry.
33.0
3. Transport Phenomena and Kinetics: Heat, mass and momentum
Sophomore
transport; transport properties of fluids; diffusion mechanisms;
Fall
lec
lab
sem.hrs
reaction kinetics; nucleation and growth kinetics.
CHGN209
INTRODUCTION
3.0
4. Phase Equilibria: phase rule; binary and ternary systems;
TO CHEMICAL
microstructural evolution; defects in crystals; surface phenomena;
THERMODYNAMICS
phase transformations: eutectic, eutectoid, martensitic, nucleation
MATH213
CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS
4.0
and growth, recovery; microstructural evolution; strengthening
AND ENGINEERS III
mechanisms; quantitative stereology; heat treatment.
PHGN200
PHYSICS II-
4.5
5. Properties of Materials: mechanical properties; chemical properties
ELECTROMAGNETISM AND
(oxidation and corrosion); electrical, magnetic and optical properties:
OPTICS
failure analysis.
MTGN202
ENGINEERED MATERIALS
3.0
B. MME Applications: The course content in the Metallurgical and
PAGN2XX
PHYSICAL EDUCATION
0.5
Materials Engineering program emphasizes the following applications:
15.0
1. Materials Processing: particulate processing; thermo- and electro-
Spring
lec
lab
sem.hrs
chemical materials processing; hydrometallurgical processing;
MATH225
DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS
3.0
synthesis of materials; deformation processing; solidification and
TECH ELECT Restricted Technical Elective**
3.0
casting; welding and joining.
CEEN241
STATICS
3.0
2. Design and Application of Materials: materials selection; ferrous
EPIC251
DESIGN (EPICS) II
3.0
and nonferrous metals; ceramics; polymers; composites; electronic
EBGN201
PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS
3.0
materials.
LAIS200
HUMAN SYSTEMS
3.0
3. Statistical Process Control and Design of Experiments: statistical
PAGN2XX
PHYSICAL EDUCATION
0.5
process control; process capability analysis; design of experiments.
18.5
C. MME Curriculum Requirements: The Metallurgical and Materials
Summer
lec
lab
sem.hrs
Engineering course sequence is designed to fulfill the program
MTGN272
PARTICULATE MATERIALS
3.0
educational objectives. In addition, there are four focus areas within
PROCESSING
the Metallurgical and Materials Engineering curriculum. Students have
3.0
the option to select one of these focus areas by pursuing one of four
tracks. A track is not required to obtain a degree in Metallurgical and
Junior
Materials Engineering. Only a single track can be taken as part of the
Fall
lec
lab
sem.hrs
degree. The track designation will only appear on the transcript and it
MTGN311
STRUCTURE OF MATERIALS
3.0
does not appear on the diploma. To pursue a track, the student must
MTGN311L
STRUCTURE OF MATERIALS
1.0
file appropriate paper work with the registrar and the student will need
LABORATORY
to fulfill the curricular requirements for that track as listed below. Once a
MTGN351
METALLURGICAL
3.0
track has been declared the student can change their track or return to
AND MATERIALS
the basic curriculum by submitting appropriate paperwork to the registrar.
THERMODYNAMICS
The four focus areas (tracks) in MME are:
MTGN381
INTRODUCTION TO PHASE
2.0
EQUILIBRIA IN MATERIALS
1. Physical and Manufacturing Metallurgy
SYSTEMS
2. Ceramic and Electronic Materials
CEEN311
MECHANICS OF MATERIALS
3.0
3. Physicochemical Processing of Materials
LAIS/EBGN
H&SS Elective I
3.0

148 Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
FREE
Free Elective
3.0
CBEN303
GENERAL BIOLOGY II
3.0
18.0
CEEN301
FUNDAMENTALS OF ENVIRONMENTAL
3.0
Spring
lec
lab
sem.hrs
SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING I
MTGN334
CHEMICAL PROCESSING OF
3.0
CHGN221
ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I
3.0
MATERIALS
CHGN335
INSTRUMENTAL ANALYSIS
3.0
MTGN334L
CHEMICAL PROCESSING OF
1.0
CHGN336
ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY
3.0
MATERIALS LABORATORY
CHGN351
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY: A MOLECULAR
4.0
MTGN348
MICROSTRUCTURAL
3.0
PERSPECTIVE I
DEVELOPMENT
CSCI261
PROGRAMMING CONCEPTS
3.0
MTGN348L
MICROSTRUCTURAL
1.0
EENG281
INTRODUCTION TO ELECTRICAL CIRCUITS,
3.0
DEVELOPMENT
ELECTRONICS AND POWER
LABORATORY
ENGY200
INTRODUCTION TO ENERGY
3.0
MTGN352
METALLURGICAL AND
3.0
MATH323
PROBABILITY AND STATISTICS FOR
3.0
MATERIALS KINETICS
ENGINEERS
LAIS/EBGN
H&SS Elective II
3.0
MATH332
LINEAR ALGEBRA
3.0
FREE
Free Elective
3.0
MATH348
ADVANCED ENGINEERING MATHEMATICS
3.0
17.0
PHGN215
ANALOG ELECTRONICS
4.0
Senior
PHGN300
PHYSICS III-MODERN PHYSICS I
3.0
Fall
lec
lab
sem.hrs
MTGN445
MECHANICAL PROPERTIES
3.0
Physical and Manufacturing Metallurgy Track requires:
OF MATERIALS
Sophomore and Junior Year is the same as the MME degree
MTGN445L
MECHANICAL PROPERTIES
1.0
OF MATERIALS
Freshman
LABORATORY
lec
lab
sem.hrs
MTGN450
STATISTICAL PROCESS
3.0
Common Core
33.0
CONTROL AND DESIGN OF
33.0
EXPERIMENTS
Sophomore
MTGN461
TRANSPORT PHENOMENA
2.0
AND REACTOR DESIGN
lec
lab
sem.hrs
FOR METALLURGICAL AND
Sophomore Year
36.5
MATERIALS ENGINEERS
36.5
MTGN461L
TRANSPORT PHENOMENA
1.0
Junior
AND REACTOR DESIGN
lec
lab
sem.hrs
LABORATORY
Junior Year
35.0
MTGN
MTGN Elective
3.0
35.0
LAIS/EBGN
H&SS Elective III (400 Level)
3.0
Senior
16.0
Fall
lec
lab
sem.hrs
Spring
lec
lab
sem.hrs
MTGN445
MECHANICAL PROPERTIES
3.0
MTGN415
ELECTRICAL PROPERTIES
3.0
OF MATERIALS
AND APPLICATIONS OF
MTGN445L
MECHANICAL PROPERTIES
1.0
MATERIALS
OF MATERIALS
MTGN466
MATERIALS DESIGN:
3.0
LABORATORY
SYNTHESIS,
MTGN450
STATISTICAL PROCESS
3.0
CHARACTERIZATION AND
CONTROL AND DESIGN OF
SELECTION
EXPERIMENTS
MTGN
MTGN Elective
3.0
MTGN461
TRANSPORT PHENOMENA
2.0
MTGN
MTGN Elective
3.0
AND REACTOR DESIGN
MTGN
MTGN Elective
3.0
FOR METALLURGICAL AND
FREE
Free Elective
3.0
MATERIALS ENGINEERS
18.0
MTGN461L
TRANSPORT PHENOMENA
1.0
AND REACTOR DESIGN
Total Hours: 138.5
LABORATORY
** Restricted Electives:
MTGN
Track MTGN Elective#
3.0
LAIS/EBGN
H&SS Cluster Elective
3.0
16.0

Colorado School of Mines 149
Spring
lec
lab
sem.hrs
MTGN461L
TRANSPORT PHENOMENA
1.0
MTGN466
MATERIALS DESIGN:
3.0
AND REACTOR DESIGN
SYNTHESIS,
LABORATORY
CHARACTERIZATION AND
MTGN412
CERAMIC ENGINEERING
3.0
SELECTION
MTGN
Restricted Track MTGN
3.0
MTGN415
ELECTRICAL PROPERTIES
3.0
Elective##
AND APPLICATIONS OF
16.0
MATERIALS
Spring
lec
lab
sem.hrs
MTGN442
ENGINEERING ALLOYS
3.0
MTGN466
MATERIALS DESIGN:
3.0
MTGN
Track MTGN Elective#
3.0
SYNTHESIS,
MTGN
Track MTGN Elective#
3.0
CHARACTERIZATION AND
SELECTION
FREE
Free Elective
3.0
MTGN415
ELECTRICAL PROPERTIES
3.0
18.0
AND APPLICATIONS OF
Total Hours: 138.5
MATERIALS
MTGN
# Track MTGN Electives must be selected from the following courses:
Track MTGN Elective#
3.0
MTGN
MTGN Elective
3.0
MTGN300
FOUNDRY METALLURGY
2.0
FREE
Free Elective
3.0
MTGN300L
FOUNDRY METALLURGY LABORATORY
1.0
LAIS/EBGN
H&SS Cluster Elective
3.0
MTGN456
ELECTRON MICROSCOPY
2.0
18.0
MTGN456L
ELECTRON MICROSCOPY LABORATORY
1.0
Total Hours: 138.5
MTGN464
FORGING AND FORMING
2.0
MTGN464L
FORGING AND FORMING LABORATORY
1.0
# Track MTGN Electives must be selected from the following courses:
MTGN475
METALLURGY OF WELDING
2.0
MTGN414
PROCESSING OF CERAMICS
3.0
MTGN475L
METALLURGY OF WELDING LABORATORY
1.0
MTGN456
ELECTRON MICROSCOPY
2.0
Ceramic and Electronic Materials Track requires:
MTGN456L
ELECTRON MICROSCOPY LABORATORY
1.0
MTGN465
MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF CERAMICS
3.0
Sophomore and Junior Year is the same as the MME degree
MTGN469
FUEL CELL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
3.0
Freshman
CHGN410
SURFACE CHEMISTRY
3.0
lec
lab
sem.hrs
PHGN419
PRINCIPLES OF SOLAR ENERGY SYSTEMS
3.0
Common Core
33.0
PHGN435
INTERDISCIPLINARY MICROELECTRONICS
3.0
33.0
PROCESSING LABORATORY
Sophomore
## Restricted Track MTGN Elective must be selected from the following
lec
lab
sem.hrs
courses:
Sophomore Year
36.5
36.5
MTGN414
PROCESSING OF CERAMICS
3.0
Junior
PHGN435
INTERDISCIPLINARY MICROELECTRONICS
3.0
PROCESSING LABORATORY
lec
lab
sem.hrs
Junior Year
35.0
Physicochemical Processing of Materials Track requires:
35.0
Sophomore and Junior Year is the same as the MME degree
Senior
Fall
lec
lab
sem.hrs
Freshman
MTGN445
MECHANICAL PROPERTIES
3.0
lec
lab
sem.hrs
OF MATERIALS
Common Core
33.0
MTGN445L
MECHANICAL PROPERTIES
1.0
33.0
OF MATERIALS
Sophomore
LABORATORY
lec
lab
sem.hrs
MTGN450
STATISTICAL PROCESS
3.0
CONTROL AND DESIGN OF
Sophomore Year
36.5
EXPERIMENTS
36.5
MTGN461
TRANSPORT PHENOMENA
2.0
Junior
AND REACTOR DESIGN
lec
lab
sem.hrs
FOR METALLURGICAL AND
Junior Year
35.0
MATERIALS ENGINEERS
35.0

150 Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
Senior
Sophomore
Fall
lec
lab
sem.hrs
lec
lab
sem.hrs
MTGN445
MECHANICAL PROPERTIES
3.0
Sophomore Year
36.5
OF MATERIALS
36.5
MTGN445L
MECHANICAL PROPERTIES
1.0
Junior
OF MATERIALS
lec
lab
sem.hrs
LABORATORY
Junior Year
35.0
MTGN450
STATISTICAL PROCESS
3.0
35.0
CONTROL AND DESIGN OF
EXPERIMENTS
Senior
MTGN461
TRANSPORT PHENOMENA
2.0
Fall
lec
lab
sem.hrs
AND REACTOR DESIGN
MTGN445
MECHANICAL PROPERTIES
3.0
FOR METALLURGICAL AND
OF MATERIALS
MATERIALS ENGINEERS
MTGN445L
MECHANICAL PROPERTIES
1.0
MTGN461L
TRANSPORT PHENOMENA
1.0
OF MATERIALS
AND REACTOR DESIGN
LABORATORY
LABORATORY
MTGN450
STATISTICAL PROCESS
3.0
MTGN
CONTROL AND DESIGN OF
Track MTGN Elective#
3.0
EXPERIMENTS
MTGN
Track MTGN Elective#
3.0
MTGN461
TRANSPORT PHENOMENA
2.0
16.0
AND REACTOR DESIGN
Spring
lec
lab
sem.hrs
FOR METALLURGICAL AND
MTGN466
MATERIALS DESIGN:
3.0
MATERIALS ENGINEERS
SYNTHESIS,
MTGN461L
TRANSPORT PHENOMENA
1.0
CHARACTERIZATION AND
AND REACTOR DESIGN
SELECTION
LABORATORY
MTGN415
ELECTRICAL PROPERTIES
3.0
MTGN472
BIOMATERIALS I
3.0
AND APPLICATIONS OF
MTGN
Track MTGN Elective#
3.0
MATERIALS
16.0
MTGN
Track MTGN Elective#
3.0
Spring
lec
lab
sem.hrs
MTGN
MTGN Elective
3.0
MTGN466
MATERIALS DESIGN:
3.0
LAIS/EBGN
H&SS Restricted Elective
3.0
SYNTHESIS,
FREE
Free Elective
3.0
CHARACTERIZATION AND
18.0
SELECTION
Total Hours: 138.5
MTGN415
ELECTRICAL PROPERTIES
3.0
AND APPLICATIONS OF
# Track MTGN Electives must be selected from the following courses:
MATERIALS
MTGN463
POLYMER ENGINEERING
3.0
MTGN430
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY OF IRON AND
3.0
MTGN570
BIOCOMPATIBILITY OF
3.0
STEELMAKING
MATERIALS
MTGN431
HYDRO- AND ELECTRO-METALLURGY
3.0
LAIS/EBGN
H&SS Restricted Elective
3.0
MTGN432
PYROMETALLURGY
3.0
FREE
Free Elective
3.0
MTGN532
PARTICULATE MATERIAL PROCESSING I -
3.0
18.0
COMMINUTION AND PHYSICAL SEPARATIONS
Total Hours: 138.5
MTGN533
PARTICULATE MATERIAL PROCESSING II -
3.0
APPLIED SEPARATIONS
# Track MTGN Elective must be selected from the following courses:
Biomaterials Track requires:
MTGN412
CERAMIC ENGINEERING
3.0
Sophomore and Junior Year is the same as the MME degree
MTGN451
CORROSION ENGINEERING
3.0
Freshman
Five Year Combined Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
lec
lab
sem.hrs
Baccalaureate and Master of Engineering in Metallurgical and Materials
Engineering, with an Electronic-Materials Emphasis.*
Common Core
33.0
33.0
The Departments of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering and Physics
collaborate to offer a five-year program designed to meet the needs of
the electronics and similar high-tech industries. Students who satisfy
the requirements of the program obtain an undergraduate degree in

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either Engineering Physics or in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
MTGN348L
MICROSTRUCTURAL DEVELOPMENT
1.0
in four years and a Master of Engineering degree in Metallurgical
LABORATORY
and Materials Engineering at the end of the fifth year. The program is
MTGN445
MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF MATERIALS
3.0
designed to provide a strong background in science fundamentals, as
MTGN445L
MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF MATERIALS
1.0
well as specialized training in the materials-science and processing
LABORATORY
needs of these industries. Thus, the educational objective of the program
300- or 400- level course in metallurgical and materials engineering
3.0
is to provide students with the specific educational requirements to
begin a career in microelectronics and, at the same time, a broad and
Total Hours
18.0
flexible background necessary to remain competitive in this exciting and
rapidly changing industry. The undergraduate electives which satisfy
Other sequences are permissible to suit the special interests of individual
the requirements of the program and an overall curriculum need to be
students. These other sequences need to be discussed and approved by
discussed with the student’s advisor and approved by the Physics or
the department head in metallurgical and materials engineering.
Metallurgical and Materials Engineering Departments. A Program Mentor
Explosive Processing of Materials Minor
in each Department can also provide counseling on the program.
Program Advisor: Dr. Stephen Liu
Application for admission to this program should be made during the first
semester of the sophomore year (in special cases, later entry may be
There are very few academic explosive engineering-related programs
approved, upon review, by one of the program mentors). Undergraduate
in the United States of America and around the world. In fact, Colorado
students admitted to the program must maintain a 3.0 grade-point
School of Mines is the only educational institution that offers an explosive
average or better. The graduate segment of the program requires a case
processing of materials minor program in the U.S.A. Built to the tradition
study report, submitted to the student’s graduate advisor. Additional
of combining academic education with hands-on experience of CSM,
details on the Master of Engineering can be found in the Graduate
this minor program will prepare the students for new and developing
Degree and Requirements section of the Graduate Bulletin. The case
applications in materials joining, forming and synthesis that involve the
study is started during the student’s senior design-project and completed
use of explosives.
during the year of graduate study. A student admitted to the program is
expected to select a graduate advisor, in advance of the graduate-studies
Under proper development of courses and background in explosives,
final year, and prior to the start of their senior year. The case-study topic
students enrolled in this program will apply these energetic materials
is then identified and selected in consultation with the graduate advisor.
to the processing of traditional and advanced materials. The program
A formal application, during the senior year, for admission to the graduate
focuses on the microstructural and property development in materials as
program in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering must be submitted to
a function of deformation rate. Selection of suitable explosives and proper
the Graduate School. Students who have maintained all the standards
parameters, selection of specific materials for explosive processing and
of the program requirements leading up to this step, can expect to be
application, and optimization of post-processing properties are the three
admitted.
major attributes acquired at the completion of this minor program. With
the help of the program advisor, the students will design and select the
*
Additional “Emphasis” areas are being developed in conjunction with
proper course sequence and complete a hands-on research project
other Departments on Campus.
under the supervision of a faculty advisor.
General CSM Minor/ASI requirements can be found here (p. 40).
Professors
Minor in Metallurgical and Materials
Michael J. Kaufman, Department Head
Engineering
Corby G. Anderson, Harrison Western Professor
A minor program in metallurgical and materials engineering consists of
Stephen Liu, Interim American Bureau of Shipping Endowed Chair
a minimum of 18 credit hours of a logical sequence of courses. Students
Professor of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
majoring in metallurgical and material engineering are not eligible to earn
a minor in the department.
Brajendra Mishra
A minor program declaration (available in the Registrar's Office) must
Ryan P. O'Hayre
be submitted for approval prior to the student's completion of half of the
hours proposed to constitute the program. Approvals are required from
Ivar E. Reimanis, Herman F. Coors Distinguished Professor of Ceramics
the department head of metallurgical and materials engineering, the
John G. Speer, John Henry Moore Distinguished Professor of
student's advisor, and the department head or division director in the
Metallrugical and Materials Engineering
department or division in which the student is enrolled.
Patrick R. Taylor, George S. Ansell Distinguished Professor of Chemical
Recommended Courses: The following courses are recommended
Metallurgy
for students seeking to earn a minor in metallurgical and materials
engineering:
Chester J. Van Tyne, Associate Department Head, FIERF Professor
MTGN202
ENGINEERED MATERIALS
3.0
Associate Professors
MTGN311
STRUCTURE OF MATERIALS
3.0
Kip O. Findley
MTGN311L
STRUCTURE OF MATERIALS LABORATORY
1.0
MTGN348
MICROSTRUCTURAL DEVELOPMENT
3.0
Brian P. Gorman

152 Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
Jeffrey C. King
MTGN202. ENGINEERED MATERIALS. 3.0 Hours.
(I,II) Introduction to the structure, properties, and processing of materials.
Steven W. Thompson
The historical role that engineered and natural materials have made
on the advance of civilization. Engineered materials and their life
Assistant Professors
cycles through processing, use, disposal, and recycle. The impact that
Geoff L. Brennecka
engineered materials have on selected systems to show the breadth of
properties that are important and how they can be controlled by proper
Hongjun Liang
material processing. Recent trends in materials development mimicking
natural materials in the context of the structure and functionality
Emmanuel De Moor
of material in living systems. Corequisites: CHGN122, MATH112,
Corinne E. Packard
PHGN100. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
MTGN272. PARTICULATE MATERIALS PROCESSING. 3.0 Hours.
Teaching Associate Professors
(S) Summer session. Characterization and production of particles.
Gerald Bourne
Physical and interfacial phenomena associated with particulate
processes. Applications to metal and ceramic powder processing.
John P. Chandler
Laboratory projects and plant visits. Prerequisites: CHGN209 and
PHGN200. 3 weeks; 3 semester hours.
Emeriti Professors
MTGN298. SPECIAL TOPICS IN METALLURGICAL AND MATERIALS
George S. Ansell, President Emeritus
ENGINEERING. 1-3 Hour.
(I, II, S) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special
W. Rex Bull
interests of instructor(s) and student(s). The course topic is generally
offered only once. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. 1 to 3 semester
Glen R. Edwards, University Professor Emeritus
hours. Repeatable for credit under different titles.
John P. Hager, University Professor Emeritus
MTGN299. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 1-3 Hour.
(I, II, S) Independent work leading to a comprehensive report. This work
George Krauss, University Professor Emeritus
may take the form of conferences, library, and laboratory work. Choice
Gerard P. Martins
of problem is arranged between student and a specific department
faculty-member. Prerequisite: Selection of topic with consent of faculty
David K. Matlock, University Professor Emeritus
supervisor; Independent Study Form must be completed and submitted to
Registrar. 1 to 3 semester hours. Repeatable for credit.
John J. Moore
MTGN300. FOUNDRY METALLURGY. 2.0 Hours.
David L. Olson, University Professor Emeritus
(II) Design and metallurgical aspects of casting, patterns, molding
materials and processes, solidification processes, risers and gating
Dennis W. Readey, Universtiy Professor Emeritus
concepts, casting defects and inspection, melting practice, cast alloy
selection. Prerequisite: PHGN200 or PHGN210. Co-requisite: MTGN300L
Emeriti Associate Professors
or consent of instructor. 2 hours lecture; 2 semester hours.
Gerald L. DePoorter
MTGN300L. FOUNDRY METALLURGY LABORATORY. 1.0 Hour.
(II) Experiments in the foundry designed to supplement the lectures of
Robert H. Frost
MTGN300. Co-requisite: MTGN300. 3 hours lab; 1 semester hour.
Courses
MTGN311. STRUCTURE OF MATERIALS. 3.0 Hours.
(I) Principles of crystallography and crystal chemistry. Characterization
MTGN198. SPECIAL TOPICS IN METALLURGICAL AND MATERIALS
of crystalline materials using X-ray diffraction techniques. Applications
ENGINEERING. 1-3 Hour.
to include compound identification, lattice parameter measurement,
(I, II, S) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special
orientation of single crystals, and crystal structure determination.
interests of instructor(s) and student(s). The course topic is generally
Prerequisites: PHGN200 or PHGN210 and MTGN202. Co-requisite:
offered only once. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. 1 to 3 semester
MTGN311L. 3 hours lecture, 3 semester hours.
hours. Repeatable for credit under different titles.
MTGN311L. STRUCTURE OF MATERIALS LABORATORY. 1.0 Hour.
MTGN199. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 1-3 Hour.
(I) (WI) Experiments in structure of materials to supplement the lectures
(I, II, S) Independent work leading to a comprehensive report. This work
of MTGN311. Co-requisite: MTGN311. 3 hours lab; 1 semester hour.
may take the form of conferences, library, and laboratory work. Choice
of problem is arranged between student and a specific department
faculty-member. Prerequisite: Selection of topic with consent of faculty
supervisor; Independent Study Form must be completed and submitted to
Registrar. 1 to 3 semester hours. Repeatable for credit.

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MTGN334. CHEMICAL PROCESSING OF MATERIALS. 3.0 Hours.
MTGN381. INTRODUCTION TO PHASE EQUILIBRIA IN MATERIALS
(II) Development and application of fundamental principles related to
SYSTEMS. 2.0 Hours.
the processing of metals and materials by thermochemical and aqueous
(I) Review of the concepts of chemical equilibrium and derivation of the
and fused salt electrochemical/chemical routes. The course material
Gibbs phase rule. Application of the Gibbs phase rule to interpreting
is presented within the framework of a formalism that examines the
one, two and three component phase equilibrium diagrams. Application
physical chemistry, thermodynamics, reaction mechanisms and kinetics
to alloy and ceramic materials systems. Emphasis on the evolution of
inherent to a wide selection of chemical processing systems. The general
phases and their amounts and the resulting microstructural development.
formalism provides for a transferable knowledge-base to other systems
Prerequisite/Co-requisite: MTGN351. 2 hours lecture; 2 semester hours.
not specifically covered in the course. Prerequisite: MTGN272, MTGN351
MTGN398. SPECIAL TOPICS IN METALLURGICAL AND MATERIALS
and EPIC251, Co-requisite: MTGN334L. 3 hours lecture, 3 semester
ENGINEERING. 1-3 Hour.
hours.
(I, II, S) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special
MTGN334L. CHEMICAL PROCESSING OF MATERIALS
interests of instructor(s) and student(s). The course topic is generally
LABORATORY. 1.0 Hour.
offered only once. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. 1 to 3 semester
(II) Experiments in chemical processing of materials to supplement the
hours. Repeatable for credit under different titles.
lectures of MTGN334. Co-requisite: MTGN334. 3 hours lab; 1 semester
MTGN399. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 1-3 Hour.
hour.
(I, II, S) Independent work leading to a comprehensive report. This work
MTGN340. COOPERATIVE EDUCATION. 1-3 Hour.
may take the form of conferences, library, and laboratory work. Choice
(I, II, S) Supervised, full-time, engineering-related employment for
of problem is arranged between student and a specific department
a continuous six-month period (or its equivalent) in which specific
faculty-member. Prerequisite: Selection of topic with consent of faculty
educational objectives are achieved. Prerequisite: Second semester
supervisor; Independent Study Form must be completed and submitted to
sophomore status and a cumulative grade-point average of at least 2.00.
Registrar. 1 to 3 semester hours. Repeatable for credit.
1 to 3 semester hours. Cooperative education credit does not count
MTGN403. SENIOR THESIS. 3.0 Hours.
toward graduation except under special conditions. Repeatable.
(I, II) Two semester individual research under the direction of members
MTGN348. MICROSTRUCTURAL DEVELOPMENT. 3.0 Hours.
of the Metallurgical and Materials Engineering faculty. Work may include
(II) An introduction to the relationships between microstructure and
library and laboratory research on topics of relevance. Oral presentation
properties of materials, with emphasis on metallic and ceramic systems;
will be given at the end of the second semester and written thesis
Fundamentals of imperfections in crystalline materials on material
submitted to the committee for evaluation. Prerequisites: Senior standing
behavior; recrystallization and grain growth; strengthening mechanisms:
in the Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering and consent
grain refinement, solid solution strengthening, precipitation strengthening,
of department head. 3 hours per semester. Repeatable for credit to a
and microstructural strengthening; and phase transformations.
maximum of 6 hours.
Prerequisite: MTGN311 and MTGN351. Co-requisite: MTGN348L. 3
MTGN407. STEEL BAR MANUFACTURING. 1.0 Hour.
hours lecture, 3 semester hours.
(I) Facilities and metallurgical principles for manufacturing carbon and
MTGN348L. MICROSTRUCTURAL DEVELOPMENT LABORATORY.
low alloy steel bars that are further transformed into high performance
1.0 Hour.
parts. Discussion of steel melting, ladle refining, casting, hot rolling, heat
(II) (WI) Experiments in microstructural development of materials to
treatment, final processing, inspection and testing methods. Implications
supplement the lectures of MTGN348. Co-requisite: MTGN348. 3 hours
of process design and control on chemical uniformity, macrostructure,
lab; 1 semester hour.
microstructure, internal quality, surface quality, mechanical properties and
residual stresses. Review of customer processes and requirements for
MTGN351. METALLURGICAL AND MATERIALS THERMODYNAMICS.
manufacturing parts from bars by hot or cold forging, machining, surface
3.0 Hours.
treating, and heat treating. Applications include crankshafts, gears,
(I) Applications of thermodynamics in extractive and physical metallurgy
axles, drive shafts, springs, bearings, rails, line pipe, oil well casing, etc.
and materials science. Thermodynamics of solutions including solution
Prerequisite: MTGN348. 1 hour lecture; 1.0 semester hour.
models, calculation of activities from phase diagrams, and measurements
of thermodynamic properties of alloys and slags. Reaction equilibria
MTGN412. CERAMIC ENGINEERING. 3.0 Hours.
with examples in alloy systems and slags. Phase stability analysis.
(I) Application of engineering principles to nonmetallic and ceramic
Thermodynamic properties of phase diagrams in material systems, defect
materials. Processing of raw materials and production of ceramic bodies,
equilibrium and interactions. Prerequisite: CHGN209. 3 hours lecture, 3
glazes, glasses, enamels, and cements. Firing processes and reactions
semester hours.
in glass bonded as well as mechanically bonded systems. Prerequisite:
MTGN348. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
MTGN352. METALLURGICAL AND MATERIALS KINETICS. 3.0
Hours.
MTGN414. PROCESSING OF CERAMICS. 3.0 Hours.
(II) Introduction to reaction kinetics: chemical kinetics, atomic and
(II) Principles of ceramic processing and the relationship between
molecular diffusion, surface thermodynamics and kinetics of interfaces
processing and microstructure. Raw materials and raw materials
and nucleation-and-growth. Applications to materials processing and
preparation, forming and fabrication, thermal processing, and finishing
performance aspects associated with gas/solid reactions, precipitation
of ceramic materials will be covered. Principles will be illustrated by case
and dissolltion behavior, oxidation and corrosion, purification of
studies on specific ceramic materials. A project to design a ceramic
semiconductors, carburizing of steel, formation of p-n junctions and other
fabrication process is required. Field trips to local ceramic manufacturing
important materials systems. Prerequisite: MTGN351. 3 hours lecture; 3
operations. Prerequisite: MTGN311 or consent of the instructor. 3 hours
semester hours.
lecture; 3 semester hours.

154 Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
MTGN415. ELECTRICAL PROPERTIES AND APPLICATIONS OF
MTGN445. MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF MATERIALS. 3.0 Hours.
MATERIALS. 3.0 Hours.
(I) Mechanical properties and relationships. Plastic deformation of
(II) Survey of the electrical properties of materials, and the applications
crystalline materials. Relationships of microstructures to mechanical
of materials as electrical circuit components. The effects of chemistry,
strength. Fracture, creep, and fatigue. Prerequisite: MTGN348. Co-
processing and microstructure on the electrical properties. Functions,
requisite: MTGN445L. 3 hours lecture, 3 semester hours.
performance requirements and testing methods of materials for each type
MTGN445L. MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF MATERIALS
of circuit component. General topics covered are conductors, resistors,
LABORATORY. 1.0 Hour.
insulators, capacitors, energy converters, magnetic materials and
(I) (WI) Laboratory sessions devoted to advanced mechanical-testing
integrated circuits. Prerequisites: PHGN200, MTGN311 or MLGN501, or
techniques to illustrate the application of the fundamentals presented
consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
in the lectures of MTGN445. Co-requisite: MTGN445. 3 hours lab; 1
MTGN419. NON-CRYSTALLINE MATERIALS. 3.0 Hours.
semester hour.
(II) Introduction to the principles of glass science-andengineering
MTGN450. STATISTICAL PROCESS CONTROL AND DESIGN OF
and non-crystalline materials in general. Glass formation, structure,
EXPERIMENTS. 3.0 Hours.
crystallization and properties will be covered, along with a survey
(I) Introduction to statistical process control, process capability analysis
of commercial glass compositions, manufacturing processes and
and experimental design techniques. Statistical process control theory
applications. Prerequisites: MTGN311 or MLGN501, MLGN512/
and techniques developed and applied to control charts for variables and
MTGN412, or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
attributes involved in process control and evaluation. Process capability
MTGN429. METALLURGICAL ENVIRONMENT. 3.0 Hours.
concepts developed and applied to the evaluation of manufacturing
(I) Examination of the interface between metallurgical process
processes. Theory of designed experiments developed and applied to
engineering and environmental engineering. Wastes, effluents and their
full factorial experiments, fractional factorial experiments, screening
point sources in metallurgical processes such as mineral concentration,
experiments, multilevel experiments and mixture experiments. Analysis
value extraction and process metallurgy are studied in context.
of designed experiments by graphical and statistical techniques.
Fundamentals of metallurgical unit operations and unit processes with
Introduction to computer software for statistical process control and
those applicable to waste and effluent control, disposal and materials
for the design and analysis of experiments. Prerequisite: Consent of
recycling are covered. Engineering design and engineering cost
Instructor. 3 hours lecture, 3 semester hours.
components are also included for selected examples. Fundamentals and
MTGN451. CORROSION ENGINEERING. 3.0 Hours.
applications receive equal coverage. Prerequisites: MTGN334 or consent
(II) Principles of electrochemistry. Corrosion mechanisms. Methods of
of Instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
corrosion control including cathodic and anodic protection and coatings.
MTGN430. PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY OF IRON AND STEELMAKING.
Examples, from various industries, of corrosion problems and solutions.
3.0 Hours.
Prerequisite: CHGN209. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
(I) Physical chemistry principles of blast furnace and direct reduction
MTGN456. ELECTRON MICROSCOPY. 2.0 Hours.
production of iron and refining of iron to steel. Discussion of raw
(II) Introduction to electron optics and the design and application of
materials, productivity, impurity removal, deoxidation, alloy additions, and
transmission and scanning electron microscopes. Interpretation of images
ladle metallurgy. Prerequisite: MTGN334. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester
produced by various contrast mechanisms. Electron diffraction analysis
hours.
and the indexing of electron diffraction patterns. Prerequisite: MTGN311
MTGN431. HYDRO- AND ELECTRO-METALLURGY. 3.0 Hours.
or Consent of Instructor. Co-requisite: MTGN456L. 2 hours lecture; 2
(I) Physicochemical principles associated with the extraction and refining
semester hours.
of metals by hydro- and electrometallurgical techniques. Discussion of
MTGN456L. ELECTRON MICROSCOPY LABORATORY. 1.0 Hour.
unit processes in hydrometallurgy, electrowinning, and electrorefining.
(II) Laboratory exercises to illustrate specimen preparation techniques,
Analysis of integrated flowsheets for the recovery of nonferrous metals.
microscope operation, and the interpretation of images produced from a
Prerequisites: MTGN334, MTGN351 and MTGN352. Co-requisite:
variety of specimens, and to supplement the lectures in MTGN456. Co-
MTGN461, or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
requisite: MTGN456. 3 hours lab; 1 semester hour.
MTGN432. PYROMETALLURGY. 3.0 Hours.
(II) Extraction and refining of metals including emerging practices.
Modifications driven by environmental regulations and by energy
minimization. Analysis and design of processes and the impact of
economic constraints. Prerequisite: MTGN334. 3 hours lecture; 3
semester hours.
MTGN442. ENGINEERING ALLOYS. 3.0 Hours.
(II) This course is intended to be an important component of the physical
metallurgy sequence, to reinforce and integrate principles from earlier
courses, and enhance the breadth and depth of understanding of
concepts in a wide variety of alloy systems. Metallic systems considered
include iron and steels, copper, aluminum, titanium, superalloys,
etc. Phase stability, microstructural evolution and structure/property
relationships are emphasized. Prerequisite: MTGN348 or consent of
instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.

Colorado School of Mines 155
MTGN461. TRANSPORT PHENOMENA AND REACTOR DESIGN FOR
MTGN466. MATERIALS DESIGN: SYNTHESIS, CHARACTERIZATION
METALLURGICAL AND MATERIALS ENGINEERS. 2.0 Hours.
AND SELECTION. 3.0 Hours.
(I) Introduction to the conserved-quantities: momentum, heat, and mass
(II) (WI) Application of fundamental materials-engineering principles to
transfer, and application of chemical kinetics to elementary reactor-
the design of systems for extraction and synthesis, and to the selection
design. Examples from materials processing and process metallurgy.
of materials. Systems covered range from those used for metallurgical
Molecular transport properties: viscosity, thermal conductivity, and
processing to those used for processing of emergent materials.
mass diffusivity of materials encountered during processing operations.
Microstructural design, characterization and properties evaluation
Uni-directional transport: problem formulation based on the required
provide the basis for linking synthesis to applications. Selection criteria
balance of the conserved- quantity applied to a control-volume. Prediction
tied to specific requirements such as corrosion resistance, wear and
of velocity, temperature and concentration profiles. Equations of
abrasion resistance, high temperature service, cryogenic service,
change: continuity, motion, and energy. Transport with two independent
vacuum systems, automotive systems, electronic and optical systems,
variables (unsteady-state behavior). Interphase transport: dimensionless
high strength/weight ratios, recycling, economics and safety issues.
correlations friction factor, heat, and mass transfer coefficients.
Materials investigated include mature and emergent metallic, ceramic
Elementary concepts of radiation heat-transfer. Flow behavior in packed
and composite systems used in the manufacturing and fabrication
beds. Design equations for: continuous- flow/batch reactors with uniform
industries. Student-team designactivities including oral- and written?
dispersion and plug flow reactors. Digital computer methods for the
reports. Prerequisite: MTGN351, MTGN352, MTGN445 and MTGN461 or
design of metallurgical systems. Prerequisites: MATH225, MTGN334 and
consent of instructor. 1 hour lecture, 6 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
MTGN352. Co-requisite: MTGN461L. 2 hours lecture, 2 semester hours.
MTGN469. FUEL CELL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY. 3.0 Hours.
MTGN461L. TRANSPORT PHENOMENA AND REACTOR DESIGN
(I) Investigate fundamentals of fuel-cell operation and electrochemistry
LABORATORY. 1.0 Hour.
from a chemical-thermodynamics and materials- science perspective.
(II) Experiments in transport phenomena and reactor design to
Review types of fuel cells, fuel-processing requirements and approaches,
supplement the lectures of MTGN461. Co-requisite: MTGN461. 3 hours
and fuel-cell system integration. Examine current topics in fuel-cell
lab; 1 semester hour.
science and technology. Fabricate and test operational fuel cells in the
Colorado Fuel Cell Center. Prerequisites: MEGN361 or CBEN357 or
MTGN462. SOLID WASTE MINIMIZATION AND RECYCLING. 3.0
MTGN351, or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
Hours.
(I) This course will examine, using case studies, how industry applies
MTGN472. BIOMATERIALS I. 3.0 Hours.
engineering principles to minimize waste formation and to meet solid
(I) This course covers a broad overview on materials science and
waste recycling challenges. Both proven and emerging solutions to solid
engineering principles for biomedical applications, and is organized
waste environmental problems, especially those associated with metals,
around three main topics: 1) The fundamental properties of biomaterials;
will be discussed. Prerequisites: CEEN301, CEEN302, and CHGN403 or
2) The fundamental concepts in biology; 3) The interactions between
consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
biological systems with exogenous materials. Particular emphasis will
be put on understanding surface energy and surface modification;
MTGN463. POLYMER ENGINEERING. 3.0 Hours.
protein adsorption; cell adhesion, spreading and migration; Biomaterials
(II) Introduction to the structure and properties of polymeric materials,
implantation and acute inflammation; blood-materials interactions and
their deformation and failure mechanisms, and the design and fabrication
thrombosis; biofilm and biomaterials-related pathological reactions. In
of polymeric end items. Molecular and crystallographic structures of
addition to the reign of biomedical materials, this course also introduces
polymers will be developed and related to the elastic, viscoelastic,
the basic principles of bio-mimetic materials synthesis and assembly.
yield and fracture properties of polymeric solids and reinforced polymer
Prerequisites: MTGN202 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
composites. Emphasis on forming and joining techniques for end-item
fabrication including: extrusion, injection molding, reaction injection
MTGN475. METALLURGY OF WELDING. 2.0 Hours.
molding, thermoforming, and blow molding. The design of end-items in
(I) Introduction to welding processes; thermal aspects; selection of
relation to: materials selection, manufacturing engineering, properties,
filler metals; stresses; stress relief and annealing; pre- and postweld
and applications. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3
heat treating; weld defects; welding ferrous and nonferrous alloys;
semester hours.
weld metal phase transformations; metallurgical evaluation of resulting
weld microstructures and properties; and welding tests. Prerequisite:
MTGN464. FORGING AND FORMING. 2.0 Hours.
MTGN348. Co-requisite: MTGN475L. 2 hours lecture; 2 semester hours.
(II) Introduction to plasticity. Survey and analysis of working operations
of forging, extrusion, rolling, wire drawing and sheet-metal forming.
MTGN475L. METALLURGY OF WELDING LABORATORY. 1.0 Hour.
Metallurgical structure evolution during working. Prerequisites: CEEN311
(I) Experiments designed to supplement the lectures in MTGN475. Co-
and MTGN348 or EGGN350. Co-requisite: MTGN-464L. 2 hours lecture;
requisite: MTGN475. 3 hours lab; 1 semester hour.
2 semester hours.
MTGN497. SUMMER PROGRAMS. 6.0 Hours.
MTGN464L. FORGING AND FORMING LABORATORY. 1.0 Hour.
MTGN498. SPECIAL TOPICS IN METALLURGICAL AND MATERIALS
(II) Experiments in forging and forming to supplement the lectures of
ENGINEERING. 1-3 Hour.
MTGN464. Co-requisite: MTGN464. 3 hours lab; 1 semester hour.
(I, II, S) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special
MTGN465. MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF CERAMICS. 3.0 Hours.
interests of instructor(s) and student(s). The course topic is generally
(II) Mechanical properties of ceramics and ceramic-based composites;
offered only once. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. 1 to 3 semester
brittle fracture of solids; toughening mechanisms in composites;
hours. Repeatable for credit under different titles.
fatigue, high temperature mechanical behavior, including fracture,
MTGN498LB. SPECIAL TOPICS LAB. 1-3 Hour.
creep deformation. Prerequisites: MTGN445, MTGN412 or consent of
instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
MTGN498LC. SPECIAL TOPICS LAB. 1-3 Hour.

156 Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
MTGN499. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 1-3 Hour.
(I, II, S) Independent advanced-work leading to a comprehensive report.
This work may take the form of conferences, library, and laboratory
work. Selection of problem is arranged between student and a specific
Department faculty-member. Prerequisite: Selection of topic with consent
of faculty supervisor; Independent Study Form must be completed and
submitted to Registrar. 1 to 3 semester hours. Repeatable for credit to a
maximum of 6 hours.

Colorado School of Mines 157
Physics
1. Obtain a range of positions in industry or positions in government
facilities or pursue graduate education in engineering, science or
related fields;
2014-2015
2. Communicate and perform effectively within the criteria of their
Program Description - Engineering
chosen careers;
Physics
3. Engage in appropriate professional societies and continuing
education activities;
Physics is the most basic of all sciences and the foundation of most of
4. Participate ethically as members of the global society.
the science and engineering disciplines. As such, it has always attracted
those who want to understand nature at its most fundamental level.
Degree Requirements (Engineering Physics)
Engineering Physics is not a specialized branch of physics, but an
Freshman
interdisciplinary area wherein the basic physics subject matter, which
forms the backbone of any undergraduate physics degree, is taken
lec
lab
sem.hrs
further toward application to engineering. The degree is accredited by
CORE
Common Core
33.0
the Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for
33.0
Engineering and Technology (ABET). At CSM, the required engineering
Sophomore
physics curriculum includes all of the undergraduate physics courses that
Fall
lec
lab
sem.hrs
would form the physics curriculum at any good university, but in addition
to these basic courses, the CSM requirements include pre-engineering
MATH213
CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS
4.0
and engineering courses, which physics majors at other universities
AND ENGINEERS III
would not ordinarily take. These courses include engineering science,
PHGN200
PHYSICS II-
4.5
design, systems, summer field session, and a capstone senior design
ELECTROMAGNETISM AND
sequence culminating in a senior thesis.
OPTICS
EPIC251
DESIGN (EPICS) II
3.0
This unique blend of physics and engineering makes it possible for
LAIS200
HUMAN SYSTEMS
3.0
the engineering physics graduate to work at the interface between
science and technology, where new discoveries are continually being
PAGN2XX
PHYSICAL EDUCATION
0.5
put to practice. While the engineering physicist is at home applying
15.0
existing technologies, he or she is also capable of striking out in different
Spring
lec
lab
sem.hrs
directions to develop new technologies. It is the excitement of being able
MATH225
DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS
3.0
to work at this cutting edge that makes the engineering physics degree
MATH332
LINEAR ALGEBRA
3.0
attractive to many students.
CBEN210
INTRO TO
3.0
Career paths of CSM engineering physics graduates vary widely,
THERMODYNAMICS
illustrating the flexibility inherent in the program. More than half of
PHGN300
PHYSICS III-MODERN
3.0
the graduating seniors go on to graduate school in physics or a
PHYSICS I
closely related field of engineering. Some go to medical, law, or other
PHGN215
ANALOG ELECTRONICS
4.0
professional post-graduate schools. Others find employment in fields as
PAGN2XX
PHYSICAL EDUCATION
0.5
diverse as electronics, semiconductor processing, aerospace, materials
16.5
development, biomedical applications, nuclear energy, solar energy, and
geophysical exploration.
Summer
lec
lab
sem.hrs
PHGN384
FIELD SESSION TECHNIQUES
6.0
The Physics Department maintains modern well-equipped laboratories
IN PHYSICS
for general physics, modern physics, electronics, and advanced
6.0
experimentation. There are research laboratories for the study of
Junior
condensed matter physics, surface physics, materials science, optics,
and nuclear physics, including an NSF-funded laboratory for solar
Fall
lec
lab
sem.hrs
and electronic materials processing. The Department also maintains
PHGN315
ADVANCED PHYSICS LAB I
2.0
electronic and machine shops.
PHGN311
INTRODUCTION TO
3.0
MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS
Program Educational Objectives (Bachelor of
LAIS/EBGN
H&SS GenEd Restricted
3.0
Science in Engineering Physics)
Elective I
In addition to contributing toward achieving the educational objectives
PHGN317
SEMICONDUCTOR CIRCUITS-
3.0
described in the CSM Graduate Profile, the Physics Department is
DIGITAL
dedicated to additional educational objectives.
PHGN350
INTERMEDIATE MECHANICS
4.0
15.0
The program prepares graduates who, based on factual knowledge
and other skills necessary to construct an appropriate understanding of
Spring
lec
lab
sem.hrs
physical phenomena in applied contexts, will:
PHGN361
INTERMEDIATE
3.0
ELECTROMAGNETISM
PHGN320
MODERN PHYSICS II: BASICS
4.0
OF QUANTUM MECHANICS

158 Physics
PHGN326
ADVANCED PHYSICS LAB II
2.0
as part of the Senior Design experience. Participants must identify an
PHGN341
THERMAL PHYSICS
3.0
engineering or physics advisor as appropriate prior to their senior year
who will assist in choosing an appropriate project and help coordinate the
EBGN201
PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS
3.0
senior design project with the case study or thesis completed in the last
15.0
year.
Senior
Fall
lec
lab
sem.hrs
It is also possible for undergraduate students to begin work on a doctoral
degree in Applied Physics while completing the requirements for their
PHGN471
SENIOR DESIGN PRINCIPLES
0.5
bachelor’s degree. Students in this combined baccalaureate/doctoral
I
program may fulfill part of the requirements of their doctoral degree by
PHGN481
SENIOR DESIGN PRACTICE
2.5
including up to six hours of specified course credits that are also used to
PHGN462
ELECTROMAGNETIC WAVES
3.0
fulfill the requirements of their undergraduate degree. These courses may
AND OPTICAL PHYSICS
only be applied toward fulfilling doctoral degree requirements. Courses
LAIS/EBGN
H&SS GenEd Restricted
3.0
must meet all requirements for graduate credit, but their grades are not
Elective II
included in calculating the graduate GPA.
FREE
Free Elective I
3.0
Interested students can obtain additional information and detailed
FREE
Free Elective II
3.0
curricula from the Physics Department or from the participating
15.0
engineering departments.
Spring
lec
lab
sem.hrs
General CSM Minor/ASI requirements can be found here (p. 40).
PHGN472
SENIOR DESIGN PRINCIPLES
0.5
II
Minor and Area of Special Interest
PHGN482
SENIOR DESIGN PRACTICE
2.5
LAIS/EBGN
H&SS GenEd Restricted
3.0
The department offers a Minor and Area of Special Interest for students
Elective III
not majoring in physics. The requirements are as follows:
ENG SCI
Engineering Science Elective
3.0
Area of Special Interest (12 semester hours minimum)
FREE
Free Elective III
3.0
PHGN100
PHYSICS I - MECHANICS
3.0
FREE
Free Elective IV
3.0
or PHGN200
PHYSICS II-ELECTROMAGNETISM AND OPTICS
15.0
Minor (18 semester hours minimum)
Total Hours: 130.5
PHGN100
PHYSICS I - MECHANICS
3.0
or PHGN200
PHYSICS II-ELECTROMAGNETISM AND OPTICS
Combined Baccalaureate/Masters and
PHGNnull300/310 PHYSICS III-MODERN PHYSICS I
3.0
Baccalaureate/Doctoral Degree Programs
PHGN320
MODERN PHYSICS II: BASICS OF QUANTUM
4.0
The Physics Department, independently, and in collaboration with the
MECHANICS
Department of Applied Mathematics and Statistics, the Department
Select one of the following:
3-4
of Mechanical Engineering, the Department of Electrical Engineering
PHGN341
THERMAL PHYSICS
and Computer Science, the Materials Science Program, and the
PHGN350
INTERMEDIATE MECHANICS
Nuclear Science and Engineering Program offers combined BS/MS
PHGN361
INTERMEDIATE ELECTROMAGNETISM
degree programs in which students obtain an undergraduate degree in
Engineering Physics, in as few as four years, as well as a masters degree
Selected courses to complete the Minor: Upper division (400-level) and/or
in Applied Physics, in an Engineering discipline, in Materials Science,
graduate (500-level) courses which form a logical sequence in a specific
or in Mathematics, after an additional year of study. There are three
field of study as determined in consultation with the Physics Department
engineering tracks, three physics tracks, a materials science track, and
and the student’s option department.
a mathematics track. These programs emphasize a strong background
in fundamentals of science, in addition to practical experience within an
Biophysics Minor
applied science, engineering, or mathematics discipline. Many of the
undergraduate electives of students involved in each track are specified.
To obtain a Biophysics Minor, students must take at least 18.0 credits
For this reason, students are expected to apply to the program during the
related to Biophysics. Two courses (8.0 credits) of Biology are required.
first semester of their sophomore year (in special cases late entry can
Two additional requirements include Intro to Biophysics (PHGN333)
be approved by the program mentors). A 3.0 grade point average must
and Laser Physics (PHGN480). Two more courses (or at least 4.0
be maintained to guarantee admission into the physics, engineering, and
credits) may be chosen from the list below. The list of electives will be
materials science graduate programs. A 3.3 grade point average must
modified as new related courses that fall into these categories become
be maintained to guarantee admission into the mathematics graduate
available. While the current emphasis of the Biophysics Minor is on
program.
optical techniques, we intend to add alternative tracks, for example
radiologic (nuclear) techniques.
Students in the engineering tracks must complete a report or case study
during the last year. Students in the physics, materials science, and
Required Courses (14.0 Credits)
mathematics tracks must complete a master's thesis. Students in the
nuclear engineering program can choose between thesis and non-thesis
BIOL110
FUNDAMENTALS OF BIOLOGY I
4.0
options. The case study or thesis should begin during the senior year
CBEN303
GENERAL BIOLOGY II
3.0

Colorado School of Mines 159
CBEN323
GENERAL BIOLOGY II LABORATORY
1.0
Eric S. Toberer
PHGN333
INTRODUCTION TO BIOPHYSICS
3.0
Zhigang Wu
PHGN480
LASER PHYSICS
3.0
Jeramy D. Zimmerman
Two Elective courses (at least 4.0 credits) from the list below:
Teaching Professors
PHGN466
MODERN OPTICAL ENGINEERING
3.0
Alex T. Flournoy
or PHGN566
MODERN OPTICAL ENGINEERING
PHGN570
FOURIER AND PHYSICAL OPTICS
3.0
Patrick B. Kohl
CBEN310
INTRODUCTION TO BIOMEDICAL
3.0
H. Vincent Kuo
ENGINEERING
CBEN311
INTRODUCTION TO NEUROSCIENCE
3.0
Todd G. Ruskell
CBEN431
IMMUNOLOGY FOR ENGINEERS AND
3.0
SCIENTISTS
Charles A. Stone
or CBEN531
IMMUNOLOGY FOR SCIENTISTS AND ENGINEERS
Teaching Associate Professor
CBEN454
APPLIED BIOINFORMATICS
3.0
Kristine E. Callan
or CBEN554
APPLIED BIOINFORMATICS
MATH331
MATHEMATICAL BIOLOGY
3.0
Research Professors
NUGN535
INTRODUCTION TO HEALTH PHYSICS
3.0
Gerald B. Arnold
PHGN504
RADIATION DETECTION AND MEASUREMENT 3.0
CHGN428
BIOCHEMISTRY
3.0
Mark W. Coffey
MEGN430
MUSCULOSKELETAL BIOMECHANICS
3.0
Jonathan L. Mace
or MEGN530
BIOMEDICAL INSTRUMENTATION
CBEN470
INTRODUCTION TO MICROFLUIDICS
3.0
Research Associate Professors
MEGN530
BIOMEDICAL INSTRUMENTATION
3.0
Joseph D. Beach
MEGN436
COMPUTATIONAL BIOMECHANICS
3.0
James E. Bernard
or MEGN536
COMPUTATIONAL BIOMECHANICS
Professors
Research Assistant Professors
P. David Flammer
Lincoln D. Carr
Chito Kendrick
Reuben T. Collins
Thomas E. Furtak
Professors Emeriti
James T. Brown
Uwe Greife
F. Edward Cecil, University Professor Emeritus
Frank V. Kowalski
John A. DeSanto
Mark T. Lusk
Thomas E. Furtak
Frederic Sarazin
James A. McNeil, University Professor Emeritus
John A. Scales
John U. Trefny, President Emeritus
Jeff A. Squier, Department Head
Don L. Williamson
P. Craig Taylor
F. Richard Yeatts
Associate Professors
Charles G. Durfee, III
Associate Professors Emeriti
William B. Law
Timothy R. Ohno
Arthur Y. Sakakura
Lawrence R. Wiencke
David M. Wood
Assistant Professors
Susanta K. Sarkar

160 Physics
Courses
PHGN300. PHYSICS III-MODERN PHYSICS I. 3.0 Hours.
(I) Our technical world is filled with countless examples of modern
PHGN100. PHYSICS I - MECHANICS. 4.5 Hours.
physics. This course will discuss some historic experiments that led
(I, II, S) A first course in physics covering the basic principles of
to the key discoveries, and the basic concepts, theories, and models
mechanics using vectors and calculus. The course consists of a
behind some of our present day technologies. Topics may include special
fundamental treatment of the concepts and applications of kinematics
relativity, quantum physics, atomic and molecular physics, solid-state
and dynamics of particles and systems of particles, including Newton?
physics, semiconductor theory and devices, nuclear physics, particle
s laws, energy and momentum, rotation, oscillations, and waves.
physics and cosmology. Prerequisite: PHGN200; Concurrent enrollment
Prerequisite: MATH111 and concurrent enrollment in MATH112 or
in MATH225 or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
MATH113 or MATH122 or consent of instructor. 2 hours lecture; 4 hours
studio; 4.5 semester hours. Approved for Colorado Guaranteed General
PHGN310. HONORS PHYSICS III-MODERN PHYSICS. 3.0 Hours.
Education transfer. Equivalency for GT-SC1.
(II) The third course in introductory physics with in depth discussion
on special relativity, wave-particle duality, the Schroedinger equation,
PHGN198. SPECIAL TOPICS. 1-6 Hour.
electrons in solids, quantum tunneling, nuclear structure and
(I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Prerequisite: Consent of
transmutations. Registration is strongly recommended for declared
Department. Credit to be determined by instructor, maximum of 6 credit
physics majors and those considering majoring or minoring in physics.
hours. Repeatable for credit under different titles.
Prerequisite: PHGN200; Concurrent enrollment in MATH225 or consent
PHGN199. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 1-6 Hour.
of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
(I, II) Individual research or special problem projects supervised by a
PHGN311. INTRODUCTION TO MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS. 3.0
faculty member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a subject
Hours.
matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: ?Independent Study?
Demonstration of the unity of diverse topics such as mechanics, quantum
form must be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1
mechanics, optics, and electricity and magnetism via the techniques
to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for credit.
of linear algebra, complex variables, Fourier transforms, and vector
PHGN200. PHYSICS II-ELECTROMAGNETISM AND OPTICS. 4.5
calculus. Prerequisite: PHGN300/310, MATH225, and MATH332 or
Hours.
consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
(I, II, S) Continuation of PHGN100. Introduction to the fundamental laws
PHGN315. ADVANCED PHYSICS LAB I. 2.0 Hours.
and concepts of electricity and magnetism, electromagnetic devices,
(I) (WI) Introduction to laboratory measurement techniques as applied
electromagnetic behavior of materials, applications to simple circuits,
to modern physics experiments. Experiments from optics and atomic
electromagnetic radiation, and an introduction to optical phenomena.
physics. A writing-intensive course with laboratory and computer
Prerequisite: Grade of C- or higher in PHGN100, concurrent enrollment in
design projects based on applications of modern physics. Prerequisite:
MATH213 or MATH214 or MATH223. 2 hours lecture; 4 hours studio; 4.5
PHGN300/310, PHGN384 or consent of instructor. 1 hour lecture, 3
semester hours.
hours lab; 2 semester hours.
PHGN215. ANALOG ELECTRONICS. 4.0 Hours.
PHGN317. SEMICONDUCTOR CIRCUITS- DIGITAL. 3.0 Hours.
(II) Introduction to analog devices used in modern electronics and basic
(I) Introduction to digital devices used in modern electronics. Topics
topics in electrical engineering. Introduction to methods of electronics
covered include logic gates, flip-flops, timers, counters, multiplexing,
measurements, particularly the application of oscilloscopes and computer
analog-to-digital and digital-to-analog devices. Emphasis is on practical
based data acquisition. Topics covered include circuit analysis, electrical
circuit design and assembly. Prerequisite: PHGN215. 2 hours lecture, 3
power, diodes, transistors (FET and BJT), operational amplifiers, filters,
hours lab; 3 semester hours.
transducers, and integrated circuits. Laboratory experiments in the
use of basic electronics for physical measurements. Emphasis is on
PHGN320. MODERN PHYSICS II: BASICS OF QUANTUM
practical knowledge gained in the laboratory, including prototyping,
MECHANICS. 4.0 Hours.
troubleshooting, and laboratory notebook style. Prerequisite: PHGN200.
(II) Introduction to the Schroedinger theory of quantum mechanics.
3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 4 semester hours.
Topics include Schroedinger?s equation, quantum theory of
measurement, the uncertainty principle, eigenfunctions and energy
PHGN298. SPECIAL TOPICS. 1-6 Hour.
spectra, anular momentum, perturbation theory, and the treatment of
(I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Prerequisite: Consent of
identical particles. Example applications taken from atomic, molecular,
Department. Credit to be determined by instructor, maximum of 6 credit
solid state or nuclear systems. Prerequisites: PHGN300/310 and
hours. Repeatable for credit under different titles.
PHGN311. 4 hours lecture; 4 semester hours.
PHGN299. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 1-6 Hour.
PHGN324. INTRODUCTION TO ASTRONOMY AND ASTROPHYSICS.
(I, II) Individual research or special problem projects supervised by a
3.0 Hours.
faculty member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a subject
(II) Celestial mechanics; Kepler?s laws and gravitation; solar system
matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: ?Independent Study?
and its contents; electromagnetic radiation and matter; stars: distances,
form must be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1
magnitudes, spectral classification, structure, and evolution. Variable
to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for credit.
and unusual stars, pulsars and neutron stars, supernovae, black holes,
and models of the origin and evolution of the universe. Prerequisite:
PHGN200. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
PHGN326. ADVANCED PHYSICS LAB II. 2.0 Hours.
(II) (WI) Continuation of PHGN315. A writing-intensive course which
expands laboratory experiments to include nuclear and solid state
physics. Prerequisite: PHGN315. 1 hour lecture, 3 hours lab; 2 semester
hours.

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PHGN333. INTRODUCTION TO BIOPHYSICS. 3.0 Hours.
PHGN401. THEORETICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR. 1.0 Hour.
(II) This course is designed to show the application of physics to
(I,II) Students will attend the weekly theoretical physics seminar.
biology. It will assess the relationships between sequence structure
Students will be responsible for presentation and discussion. Corequisite:
and function in complex biological networks and the interfaces between
PHGN300/PHGN310. 1 hour lecture; 1 semester hour.
physics, chemistry, biology and medicine. Topics include: biological
PHGN418. GENERAL RELATIVITY. 3.0 Hours.
membranes, biological mechanics and movement, neural networks,
(II) Introduction to Einstein?s theory of gravitation. Requisite mathematics
medical imaging basics including optical methods, MRI, isotopic tracers
introduced and developed including tensor calculus and differential
and CT, biomagnetism and pharmacokinetics. Prerequisites: PHGN 200
geometry. Formulation of Einstein field and geodesic equations.
and BIOL110, or permission of the instructor, 3 hours lecture, 3 semester
Development and analysis of solutions including stellar, black hole
hours.
and cosmological geometries. Prerequisite: PHGN350 or consent of
PHGN340. COOPERATIVE EDUCATION. 1-3 Hour.
instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
(I, II, S) Supervised, full-time, engineering-related employment for
PHGN419. PRINCIPLES OF SOLAR ENERGY SYSTEMS. 3.0 Hours.
a continuous six-month period (or its equivalent) in which specific
Review of the solar resource and components of solar irradiance;
educational objectives are achieved. Prerequisite: Second semester
principles of photovoltaic devices and photovoltaic system design;
sophomore status and a cumulative grade-point average of at least 2.00.
photovoltaic electrical energy production and cost analysis of photovoltaic
1 to 3 semester hours. Repeatable up to 3 credit hours.
systems relative to fossil fuel alternatives; introduction to concentrated
PHGN341. THERMAL PHYSICS. 3.0 Hours.
photovoltaic systems and manufacturing methods for wafer-based and
(II) An introduction to statistical physics from the quantum mechanical
thin film photovoltaic panels. Prerequisite: PHGN200 and MATH225. 3
point of view. The microcanonical and canonical ensembles. Heat,
hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
work and the laws of thermodynamics. Thermodynamic potentials;
PHGN422. NUCLEAR PHYSICS. 3.0 Hours.
Maxwell relations; phase transformations. Elementary kinetic theory. An
Introduction to subatomic (particle and nuclear) phenomena.
introduction to quantum statistics. Prerequisite: CHGN209 or CBEN210
Characterization and systematics of particle and nuclear states;
and PHGN311. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
symmetries; introduction and systematics of the electromagnetic, weak,
PHGN350. INTERMEDIATE MECHANICS. 4.0 Hours.
and strong interactions; systematics of radioactivity; liquid drop and shell
(I)Begins with an intermediate treatment of Newtonian mechanics
models; nuclear technology. Prerequisite: PHGN300/310. 3 hours lecture;
and continues through an introduction to Hamilton?s principle and
3 semester hours.
Hamiltonian and Lagrangian dynamics. Includes systems of particles,
PHGN423. PARTICLE PHYSICS. 3.0 Hours.
linear and driven oscillators, motion under a central force, two-particle
(II) Introduction to the Standard Model of particle physics including:
collisions and scattering, motion in non-inertial reference frames and
experimental methods, motivation and evaluation of amplitudes from
dynamics of rigid bodies.Prerequisite:PHGN200. Corequisite: PHGN311.
Feynman diagrams with applications to scattering cross-sections and
4 hours lecture; 4 semester hours.
decay rates, organization of interactions based on underlying gauge-
PHGN361. INTERMEDIATE ELECTROMAGNETISM. 3.0 Hours.
symmetry principles, Dirac equation and relativistic spinors, C, P and
(II) Theory and application of the following: static electric and magnetic
T symmetries, renormalization, spontaneous symmetry breaking and
fields in free space, dielectric materials, and magnetic materials; steady
the Higgs mechanism for mass generation. Prerequisites: PHGN350 or
currents; scalar and vector potentials; Gauss? law and Laplace?s
consent of instructor. Co-requisites: PHGN320 or consent of instructor. 3
equation applied to boundary value problems; Ampere?s and Faraday?s
hour lecture.
laws. Prerequisite: PHGN200 and PHGN311. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester
PHGN424. ASTROPHYSICS. 3.0 Hours.
hours.
(II) A survey of fundamental aspects of astrophysical phenomena,
PHGN384. FIELD SESSION TECHNIQUES IN PHYSICS. 1-6 Hour.
concentrating on measurements of basic stellar properties such as
(S1) Introduction to the design and fabrication of engineering physics
distance, luminosity, spectral classification, mass, and radii. Simple
apparatus. Intensive individual participation in the design of machined
models of stellar structure evolution and the associated nuclear
system components, vacuum systems, electronics, optics, and
processes as sources of energy and nucleosynthesis. Introduction to
application of computer interfacing systems and computational tools.
cosmology and physics of standard big-bang models. Prerequisite:
Supplementary lectures on safety, laboratory techniques and professional
PHGN300/310. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
development. Visits to regional research facilities and industrial plants.
PHGN435. INTERDISCIPLINARY MICROELECTRONICS
Prerequisite: PHGN300/310, PHGN215. (6 credit hours).
PROCESSING LABORATORY. 3.0 Hours.
PHGN398. SPECIAL TOPICS. 1-6 Hour.
Application of science and engineering principles to the design,
(I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Prerequisite: Consent of
fabrication, and testing of microelectronic devices. Emphasis on
Department. Credit to be determined by instructor, maximum of 6 credit
specific unit operations and the interrelation among processing steps.
hours. Repeatable for credit under different titles.
Prerequisites: Senior standing in PHGN, CHGN, MTGN, or EGGN.
Consent of instructor. 1.5 hours lecture, 4 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
PHGN399. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 1-6 Hour.
(I, II) Individual research or special problem projects supervised by a
PHGN440. SOLID STATE PHYSICS. 3.0 Hours.
faculty member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a subject
An elementary study of the properties of solids including crystalline
matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: ?Independent Study?
structure and its determination, lattice vibrations, electrons in metals,
form must be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1
and semiconductors. (Graduate students in physics may register only for
to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for credit.
PHGN440.) Prerequisite: PHGN320. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.

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PHGN441. SOLID STATE PHYSICS APPLICATIONS AND
PHGN481. SENIOR DESIGN PRACTICE. 2.5 Hours.
PHENOMENA. 3.0 Hours.
(I) (WI) The first of a two semester program covering the full spectrum
Continuation of PHGN440/ MLGN502 with an emphasis on applications
of project design, drawing on all of the student's previous course work.
of the principles of solid state physics to practical properties of materials
At the beginning of the first semester, the student selects a research
including: optical properties, superconductivity, dielectric properties,
project in consultation with the Senior Design Oversight Committee
magnetism, noncrystalline structure, and interfaces. (Graduate students
(SDOC) and the Project Mentor. The objectives of the project are given
in physics may register only for PHGN441.) Prerequisite: PHGN440 or
to the student in broad outline form. The student then designs the entire
MLGN502, or equivalent by instructor?s permission. 3 hours lecture; 3
project, including any or all of the following elements as appropriate:
semester hours.
literature search, specialized apparatus or algorithms, block-diagram
electronics, computer data acquisition and/or analysis, sample materials,
PHGN450. COMPUTATIONAL PHYSICS. 3.0 Hours.
and measurement and/or analysis sequences. The course culminates in
Introduction to numerical methods for analyzing advanced physics
a formal interim written report. Prerequisite: PHGN384 and PHGN326.
problems. Topics covered include finite element methods, analysis of
Co-requisite: PHGN471. 6 hour lab; 2.5 semester hours.
scaling, efficiency, errors, and stability, as well as a survey of numerical
algorithms and packages for analyzing algebraic, differential, and matrix
PHGN482. SENIOR DESIGN PRACTICE. 2.5 Hours.
systems. The numerical methods are introduced and developed in the
(II) (WI) Continuation of PHGN481. The course culminates in a formal
analysis of advanced physics problems taken from classical physics,
written report and poster. Prerequisite: PHGN384 and PHGN326. Co-
astrophysics, electromagnetism, solid state, and nuclear physics.
requisite: PHGN472. 6 hour lab; 2.5 semester hours.
Prerequisites: Introductory-level knowledge of C, Fortran, or Basic; and
PHGN491. HONORS SENIOR DESIGN PRACTICE. 2.5 Hours.
PHGN311. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
(I) (WI) Individual work on an advanced research topic that involves
PHGN462. ELECTROMAGNETIC WAVES AND OPTICAL PHYSICS.
more challenging demands than a regular senior design project. Honors
3.0 Hours.
students will devote more time to their project, and will produce an
(I) Solutions to the electromagnetic wave equation are studied, including
intermediate report in a more advanced format. Prerequisite: PHGN384
plane waves, guided waves, refraction, interference, diffraction and
and PHGN326. Corequisite: PHGN471. 7.5 hour lab; 2.5 semester hours.
polarization; applications in optics; imaging, lasers, resonators and wave
PHGN492. HONORS SENIOR DESIGN PRACTICE. 2.5 Hours.
guides. Prerequisite: PHGN361. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
(II) (WI) Continuation of PHGN481 or PHGN491. The course culminates
PHGN466. MODERN OPTICAL ENGINEERING. 3.0 Hours.
in a formal written report and poster. The report may be in the form of a
Provides students with a comprehensive working knowledge of optical
manuscript suitable for submission to a professional journal. Prerequisite:
system design that is sufficient to address optical problems found in
PHGN481 or PHGN491. Corequisite: PHGN472. 7.5 hour lab; 2.5
their respective disciplines. Topics include paraxial optics, imaging,
semesterhours.
aberration analysis, use of commercial ray tracing and optimization,
PHGN497. SUMMER PROGRAMS. 6.0 Hours.
diffraction, linear systems and optical transfer functions, detectors and
optical system examples. Prerequisite: PHGN462 or consent of instructor.
PHGN498. SPECIAL TOPICS. 1-6 Hour.
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
(I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Prerequisite: Consent of
Department. Credit to be determined by instructor, maximum of 6 credit
PHGN471. SENIOR DESIGN PRINCIPLES I. 0.5 Hours.
hours. Repeatable for credit under different titles.
(I) (WI) The first of a two semester sequence covering the principles of
project design. Class sessions cover effective team organization, project
PHGN499. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 1-6 Hour.
planning, time management, literature research methods, record keeping,
(I, II) Individual research or special problem projects supervised by a
fundamentals of technical writing, professional ethics, project funding
faculty member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a subject
and intellectual property. Prerequisites: PHGN384 and PHGN326. Co-
matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: ?Independent Study?
requisites: PHGN481 or PHGN491. 1 hour lecture in 7 class sessions; 0.5
form must be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1
semester hours.
to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for credit.
PHGN472. SENIOR DESIGN PRINCIPLES II. 0.5 Hours.
(II) (WI) Continuation of PHGN471. Prerequisite: PHGN384 and
PHGN326. Co-requisite: PHGN482 or PHGN492. 1 hour lecture in 7
class sessions; 0.5 semester hours.
PHGN480. LASER PHYSICS. 3.0 Hours.
(I) Theory and application of the following: Gaussian beams, optical
cavities and wave guides, atomic radiation, detection of radiation, laser
oscillation, nonlinear optics and ultrafast pulses. Prerequisite: PHGN320.
Co-requisite: PHGN462. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.

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Aerospace Studies
Officer no later than the beginning of the spring semester to apply for
the following academic year. A complete listing of all available AFROTC
scholarships is available at www.afrotc.com (http://www.afrotc.com).
Air Force ROTC (AFROTC)
The Department of Aerospace Studies offers programs leading
Registration and Credits
to an officer's commission in the Air Force in conjunction with an
Air Force ROTC serves as elective credit in most departments. Elective
undergraduate or graduate degree.
course credit toward your degree for AFROTC classes will be determined
by your individual academic advisor. Students who wish to register for
Aerospace science courses are designed to supplement a regular degree
Air Force ROTC classes do so through the normal course registration
program by offering practical leadership and management experience.
process at CSM. AFROTC classes begin with the AFGN prefix. For more
The Aerospace Studies Program at the Colorado School of Mines (CSM)
information about AFROTC, contact the Air Force ROTC Unit Admissions
is offered in conjunction with the University of Colorado at Boulder (CUB).
Officer at afrotc.colorado.edu (http://www.colorado.edu/afrotc), or the
Four-Year Program
department on campus directly at 303-273-3380. The department is
located in the Military Science building on West Campus Road. For
The four-year program consists of two phases: the general military
information about CSM, call 303-273-3380.
course (freshman and sophomore years) and the professional officer
course (junior and senior years). This program is designed for incoming
Other AFROTC Programs
freshmen or any student with four years remaining until degree
Other programs are frequently available based on current Air Force
completion. It consists of three parts: the General Military Course (GMC)
needs. Contact a Det 105 representative at afrotc.colorado.edu (http://
for lower division (normally freshmen and sophomore) students; the
afrotc.colorado.edu).
Professional Officer Course (POC) for upper division students (normally
juniors and seniors); and Leadership Laboratory (LLAB-attended by all
General CSM Minor/ASI requirements can be found here (https://
cadets). Completion of a four-week summer training course is required
nextbulletin.mines.edu/undergraduate/undergraduateinformation/
prior to commissioning.
minorasi).
Leadership Lab
Aerospace Studies Minor
All AFROTC cadets must attend Leadership Lab (2 hours per week). The
Air Force ROTC cadets desiring to receive a minor in Aerospace Studies
laboratory involves a study of Air Force customs and courtesies, drill and
must complete at least 20 hours of Aerospace Studies courses as
ceremonies, career opportunities, and the life and work of an Air Force
follows:
officer.
AFGN101
FOUNDATIONS OF THE UNITED STATES AIR
1.5
General Military Course (GMC)
FORCE
The basic course covers Air Force history and organization as well as
AFGN102
FOUNDATIONS OF THE UNITED STATES AIR
1.5
military leadership and management. Laboratory sessions provide the
FORCE
opportunity to apply leadership skills while learning basic military skills.
AFGN201
THE EVOLUTION OF USAF AIR AND SPACE
1.5
Enrollment in the basic course incurs no military obligation except for Air
POWER
Force scholarship recipients.
AFGN202
THE EVOLUTION OF USAF AIR AND SPACE
1.5
POWER
Professional Officer Course (POC)
AFGN301
AIR FORCE LEADERHIP STUDIES
3.5
The advanced course covers military officership, leadership and
AFGN302
AIR FORCE LEADERHIP STUDIES
3.5
unit operations, training techniques, military law, and professional
AFGN401
NATIONAL SECURITY AFFAIRS AND
3.5
ethics, and includes a leadership practicum each semester. A Field
PREPARATION FOR ACTIVE DUTY
Training encampment provides challenging leadership training and is a
AFGN402
NATIONAL SECURITY AFFAIRS AND
3.5
prerequisite for commissioning. Advanced course students must have
PREPARATION FOR ACTIVE DUTY
completed the basic course and obtain permission from the Professor of
Aerospace Studies (PAS) to enroll in the POC.
Total Hours
20.0
Three-Year Program
Courses
The three-year program consists of the first two years of GMC courses
AFGN101. FOUNDATIONS OF THE UNITED STATES AIR FORCE. 1.5
taken concurrently in one year. The student then attends a Field Training
Hour.
encampment, and completes two years of advanced POC courses.
Two semesters, 1.5 hours per semester. This survey course briefly
covers topics relating to the Air Force and defense. It focuses on
Scholarship Programs
the structure and missions of Air Force organizations, officership
and professionalism. It is also a good introduction into the use of
Four-year college scholarships are available to high school seniors, who
communication skills. Weekly Leadership Lab for this course (to be taken
apply before December 1 of their senior year. Competition for two- and
in conjunction with AS 101 and 102) is a weekly laboratory that touches
three- year scholarships is open to all university students, regardless of
on the topics of Air Force customs and courtesies, health and physical
academic major and whether or not they are currently enrolled in ROTC.
fitness, and drill and ceremonies.
Scholarship students receive tuition assistance and mandatory laboratory
fees, a book allowance, and a monthly stipend. Students interested in
the scholarship program should contact the AFROTC Unit Admissions

164 Aerospace Studies
AFGN102. FOUNDATIONS OF THE UNITED STATES AIR FORCE. 1.5
AFGN401. NATIONAL SECURITY AFFAIRS AND PREPARATION FOR
Hour.
ACTIVE DUTY. 3.5 Hours.
Two semesters, 1.5 hours per semester. This survey course briefly
Two semesters, 3.5 hours per semester. Learn about the role of the
covers topics relating to the Air Force and defense. It focuses on
professional military leader in a democratic society; societal attitudes
the structure and missions of Air Force organizations, officership
toward the armed forces; the requisites for maintaining adequate
and professionalism. It is also a good introduction into the use of
national defense structure; the impact of technological and international
communication skills. Weekly Leadership Lab for this course (to be taken
developments on strategic preparedness and the overall policy-making
in conjunction with AS 101 and 102) is a weekly laboratory that touches
process; and military law. In addition, you will study topics that will
on the topics of Air Force customs and courtesies, health and physical
prepare you for your first active-duty assignment as an officer in the Air
fitness, and drill and ceremonies.
Force. Weekly Leadership Laboratory (LLAB) for this course (to be taken
in conjunction with AS 401 and 402) provides you with the opportunity to
AFGN201. THE EVOLUTION OF USAF AIR AND SPACE POWER. 1.5
use your leadership skills in planning and conducting cadet activities. It
Hour.
prepares you for commissioning and entry into the active-duty Air Force.
Two semesters, 1.5 hours per semester. This survey course is concerned
with the beginnings of manned flight and the development of aerospace
AFGN402. NATIONAL SECURITY AFFAIRS AND PREPARATION FOR
power in the United States, including the employment of air power in
ACTIVE DUTY. 3.5 Hours.
WWI, WWII, Korea, Vietnam, the Gulf War and the peaceful employment
Two semesters, 3.5 hours per semester. Learn about the role of the
of U.S. air power in civic actions, scientific missions and support of space
professional military leader in a democratic society; societal attitudes
exploration. Weekly Leadership Laboratory (LLAB) for this course (to
toward the armed forces; the requisites for maintaining adequate
be taken in conjunction with AS 201 and 202) provides you with the
national defense structure; the impact of technological and international
opportunity to demonstrate fundamental management skills and prepares
developments on strategic preparedness and the overall policy-making
you for Field Training.
process; and military law. In addition, you will study topics that will
prepare you for your first active-duty assignment as an officer in the Air
AFGN202. THE EVOLUTION OF USAF AIR AND SPACE POWER. 1.5
Force. Weekly Leadership Laboratory (LLAB) for this course (to be taken
Hour.
in conjunction with AS 401 and 402) provides you with the opportunity to
Two semesters, 1.5 hours per semester. This survey course is concerned
use your leadership skills in planning and conducting cadet activities. It
with the beginnings of manned flight and the development of aerospace
prepares you for commissioning and entry into the active-duty Air Force.
power in the United States, including the employment of air power in
WWI, WWII, Korea, Vietnam, the Gulf War and the peaceful employment
MSGN103. ADVENTURES IN LEADERSHIP I. 2.0 Hours.
of U.S. air power in civic actions, scientific missions and support of space
(I) Introduces fundamentals of leadership and the United States Army.
exploration. Weekly Leadership Laboratory (LLAB) for this course (to
Examines its organization, customs, and history as well as its current
be taken in conjunction with AS 201 and 202) provides you with the
relevance and purpose. Students also investigate basic leadership
opportunity to demonstrate fundamental management skills and prepares
and management skills necessary to be successful in both military and
you for Field Training.
civilian settings. Includes fundamentals of Army leadership doctrine,
teambuilding concepts, time and stress management, an introduction to
AFGN301. AIR FORCE LEADERHIP STUDIES. 3.5 Hours.
cartography and land navigation, marksmanship, briefing techniques, and
Two semesters, 3.5 hours per semester. This course is a study in the
some basic military tactics. Lab fee. 1 hour lecture, 2 hours lab, 3 hours
anatomy of leadership, the need for quality and management leadership,
PT, and 80 hours field training; 2 semester hours. (Fall).
the role of discipline in leadership situations and the variables affecting
leadership. Case studies are used to examine Air Force leadership and
MSGN104. ADVENTURES IN LEADERSHIP II. 2.0 Hours.
management situations as a means of demonstrating and exercising
(II) Continues the investigation of leadership in small organizations.
practical application of the concepts. Deal with actual problems and
Covers selected topics such as basic troop leading procedures, military
complete projects associated with planning and managing the Leadership
first aid and casualty evacuation concepts, creating ethical work climates,
Laboratory. Weekly Leadership Laboratory (LLAB) for this course (to be
an introduction to Army organizations and installations, and a further
taken in conjunction with AS 301 and 302) provides you the opportunity
examination of basic military tactics. Introduces students to effective
to develop your fundamental management skills while planning and
military writing styles. Lab fee. 1 hour lecture, 2 hours lab, 3 hours PT,
conducting cadet activities.
and 80 hours field training; 2 semester hours. (Spring).
AFGN302. AIR FORCE LEADERHIP STUDIES. 3.5 Hours.
MSGN198. SPECIAL TOPICS IN MILITARY SCIENCE. 1-6 Hour.
Two semesters, 3.5 hours per semester. This course is a study in the
(I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special
anatomy of leadership, the need for quality and management leadership,
interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is offered only
the role of discipline in leadership situations and the variables affecting
once. Prerequisite: Instructor consent. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
leadership. Case studies are used to examine Air Force leadership and
Repeatable for credit under different titles.
management situations as a means of demonstrating and exercising
MSGN199. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 1-6 Hour.
practical application of the concepts. Deal with actual problems and
(I, II) Individual research or special problem projects supervised by a
complete projects associated with planning and managing the Leadership
faculty member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a subject
Laboratory. Weekly Leadership Laboratory (LLAB) for this course (to be
matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: ?Independent Study?
taken in conjunction with AS 301 and 302) provides you the opportunity
form must be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1
to develop your fundamental management skills while planning and
to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for credit.
conducting cadet activities.

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MSGN203. METHODS OF LEADERSHIP. 2.0 Hours.
MSGN304. LEADERSHIP LABORATORY. 0.5 Hours.
(I) Comprehensively reviews advanced leadership and management
(II) Continued development of military leadership techniques with the
concepts including motivation, attitudes, communication skills, problem
major emphasis on leading an Infantry Squad. Training is "handson."
solving, human needs and behavior, and leadership self development.
Practical exercises are used to increase understanding of the principles
Students continue to refine effective written and oral communications
of leadership learned in MSGN302. Must be taken in conjunction with
skills and to explore topics such as the basic branches of the Army,
MSGN302. Prerequisite: Consent of department. Lab Fee. 2 hours lab, 3
and officer and NCO duties. Students conduct classroom and practical
hours PT, 80 hours field training; .5 semester hour. (Spring).
exercises in small unit light infantry tactics and are prepared to perform
MSGN398. SPECIAL TOPICS IN MILITARY SCIENCE. 1-6 Hour.
as midlevel leaders in the cadet organization. Lab fee: 1 hour lecture,
(I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special
2 hours lab, 3 hours PT, and 80 hours field training; 2 semester hours.
interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is offered only
(Fall).
once. Prerequisite: Instructor consent. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
MSGN204. METHODS OF LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT II. 2.0
Repeatable for credit under different titles.
Hours.
MSGN399. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 1-6 Hour.
(II) Focuses on leadership and management functions in military
(I, II) Individual research or special problem projects supervised by a
and corporate environments. Studies various components of Army
faculty member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a subject
leadership doctrine to include the four elements of leadership, leadership
matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: ?Independent Study?
principles, risk management and planning theory, the be-know-do
form must be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1
framework, and the Army leadership evaluation program. Continue to
to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for credit.
refine communication skills. Lab fee. 1 hour lecture, 2 hours lab, 3 hours
PT, and 80hours field training; 2 semester hours. (Spring).
MSGN401. OFFICER LEADERSHIP AND DEVELOPMENT I. 3.0 Hours.
(I) Examines management and leadership concepts and techniques
MSGN298. SPECIAL TOPICS IN MILITARY SCIENCE. 1-6 Hour.
associated with planning and executing military training and operations
(I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special
at company and higher echelons. Includes analyses of professional
interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is offered only
ethics and values, effective training principles and procedures,
once. Prerequisite: Instructor consent. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
subordinate counseling, and effective staff officer briefing techniques.
Repeatable for credit under different titles.
Also investigates other subjects such as counter terrorism, modern
MSGN299. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 1-6 Hour.
peacekeeping missions, and the impact of the information revolution on
(I, II) Individual research or special problem projects supervised by a
the art of land warfare. Conducted both in and out of classroom setting
faculty member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a subject
and with multiple practical leadership opportunities to organize cadet
matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: ?Independent Study?
training and activities. Prerequisite: Consent of the Professor of Military
form must be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1
Science. Lab Fee. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours. (Fall).
to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for credit.
MSGN402. OFFICER LEADERSHIP AND DEVELOPMENT II. 3.0
MSGN301. MILITARY OPERATIONS AND TRAINING I. 3.0 Hours.
Hours.
(I) Further explores the theory of managing and leading small military
(II) Continues MSGN401 study of management and leadership concepts
units with an emphasis on practical applications at the squad and platoon
and techniques, providing practical leadership experiences in the
levels. Students examine various leadership styles and techniques as
classroom and during multiple cadet-run activities. Also examines varied
they relate to advanced small unit tactics. Familiarizes students with a
topics such as theory and practice of the military justice system, law
variety of topics such as cartography, land navigation, field craft, and
of war, military-media relations, support mechanisms for soldiers and
weapons systems. Involves multiple, evaluated leadership opportunities
their families, operational security considerations, and historical case
in field settings and hands-on experience with actual military equipment.
studies in military leadership in the context of 21st century land warfare.
Students are given maximum leadership opportunities in weekly labs.
Prerequisite: Consent of the Professor of Military Science. Lab Fee. 3
Prerequisite: Consent of the Professor of Military Science. Lab Fee. 3
hours lecture; 3 semester hours. (Spring).
hours lecture; 3 semester hours. (Fall).
MSGN403. LEADERSHIP LABORATORY. 0.5 Hours.
MSGN302. MILITARY OPERATIONS AND TRAINING II. 3.0 Hours.
(I) Continued development of leadership techniques by assignment in
(II) Studies theoretical and practical applications of small unit leadership
the command and staff positions in the Cadet Battalion. Cadets are
principles. Focuses on managing personnel and resources, the
expected to plan and execute much of the training associated with
military decision making process, the operations order, and oral
the day-to-day operations within the cadet battalion. Utilizing the troop
communications. Exposes the student to tactical unit leadership in a
leading and management principles learned in previous classes, cadets
variety of environments with a focus on preparation for the summer
analyze the problems which the battalion faces, develop strategies, brief
advance camp experience. Prerequisite: Consent of the Professor of
recommendations, and execute the approved plan. Prerequisite: Consent
Military Science. Lab Fee. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours. (Spring).
of department. Lab Fee. 2 hours lab, 3 hours PT, and 80 hours field
training; .5 semester hour. (Fall).
MSGN303. LEADERSHIP LABORATORY. 0.5 Hours.
(I) Development of military leadership techniques to include preparation
MSGN404. LEADERSHIP LABORATORY. 0.5 Hours.
of operation plans, presentation of instruction, and supervision of
(II) Continued leadership development by serving in the command
underclass military cadets. Instruction in military drill, ceremonies, and
and staff positions in the Cadet Battalion. Cadets take a large role in
customs and courtesies of the Army. Must be taken in conjunction with
determining the goals and direction of the cadet organization, under
MSGN301. Prerequisite: Consent of department. Lab Fee. 2 hours lab, 3
supervision of the cadre. Cadets are required to plan and organize
hours PT, 80 hours field training; .5 semester hour. (Fall).
cadet outings and much of the training of underclassmen. Lab Fee.
Prerequisite: Consent of department. Lab Fee. 2 hours lab, 3 hours PT,
and 80 hours field training; .5 semester hour. (Spring).

166 Aerospace Studies
MSGN498. SPECIAL TOPICS IN MILITARY SCIENCE. 1-6 Hour.
(I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special
interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is offered only
once. Prerequisite: Instructor consent. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
Repeatable for credit under different titles.
MSGN499. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 1-6 Hour.
(I, II) Individual research or special problem projects supervised by a
faculty member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a subject
matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: ?Independent Study?
form must be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1
to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for credit.

Colorado School of Mines 167
Design -- EPICS (Engineering
EPIC155. EPICS I GRAPHICS. 1.0 Hour.
(I,II). Instruction and practice inmechanical sketching and computer-
Practices Introductory Course
aided drafting methods.Specific lessons include perspective sketching,
Sequence)
geometricconstruction, isometric and orthographic views, dimensions,and
sections. Homework is assigned weekly. Each unit culminatesin one
in-class proficiency examination or extended written assignment, plus
Design EPICS is designed to prepare students for their upper-division
one capstone design portfolio. Prerequisites: permission of the EPICS
courses and to develop some of the key skills of the professional
Program Director. 1hour lecture, 1 hour laboratory, 1 semester hour.
engineer: the ability to solve complex, open-ended problems, the ability to
work in teams, the ability to select a solution from competing alternatives,
EPIC199. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 1-6 Hour.
and the ability to communicate effectively. The first semester course,
(I, II) Individual research or special problem projects supervised by a
EPIC151, is required by all undergraduate options. The second semester
faculty member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a subject
course, EPIC251, is required by all undergraduate engineering options
matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: ?Independent Study?
according to ABET requirements. EPIC251 is not required for majors in
form must be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1
Chemistry, Applied Mathematics and Statistics, Electrical Engineering
to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for credit.
and Computer Science, Mechanical Engineering, and Economics and
EPIC251. DESIGN (EPICS) II. 3.0 Hours.
Business.
(I,II,S). Design EPICS II builds on the design process introduced in
Design EPICS I, which focuses on open-ended problem solving in
An award-winning program, Design EPICS replaces the traditional
which students integrate teamwork and communications with the use of
core courses in introductory computing skills, graphics, and technical
computer software as tools to solve engineering problems. Computer
communication. Whenever possible, instruction in these subjects is
applications emphasize information acquisition and processing based on
"hands-on" and experimental, with the instructor serving as both mentor
knowing what new information is necessary to solve a problem and where
and lecturer.
to find the information efficiently. Teams analyze team dynamics through
weekly team meetings and progress reports. The course emphasizes
Problem-solving skills are developed through open-ended design
oral presentations and builds on written communications techniques
problems organized as semester-long "projects," which the students
introduced in Design EPICS I Prerequisite: EPIC151. 3 semester hours.
solve in teams. Projects grow in content and complexity as the program
applies a guided methodology to projects submitted by an external client.
EPIC252. LEADERSHIP DESIGN II. 4.0 Hours.
The projects require extensive library research and self-education in
(I,II). EPIC252 can be taken in place of EPIC251. Students integrate
appropriate technical areas; they also require students to consider non-
teamwork, communications, computer software applications and project
technical constraints (economic, ethical, political, societal, etc.) and
management skills to solve engineering problems, and the deliverables
incorporate them into their solutions.
are equivalent to those for EPICS 251. In addition, students examine
the global nature of modern engineering design by combining a project
Written and oral communications skills are studied and practiced as an
of global interest with an emphasis on leadership and communications
integral part of the project work. Specific graphics and computing skills
skills across a variety of cultures. To support these objectives, students
are integrated within projects wherever applicable.
conduct research in the effect of international influences and cultural
diversity on the acceptance and implementation of their design solutions.
Director
Prerequisite: EPIC151. 4 semester hours.
Leslie Light, Program Director and Teaching Associate Professor of
EPIC261. EPICS II: GIS. 3.0 Hours.
Mechanical Engineering
(I,II): Design EPICS II builds on the design process introduced in
Design EPICS I, which focuses on open-ended problem solving in
Teaching Professor
which students integrate teamwork and communication with the use of
Joel G. Duncan, (also in Geology & Geological Engineering)
computer software as tools to solve engineering problems. Computer
applications emphasize information acquisition and processing based
Teaching Associate Professor
on knowing what new information is necessary to solve a problem and
where to find the information efficiently. EPICS 261 ? GIS incorporates
Natalie Van Tyne
instruction and practice in ArcView, a geographic information system
Teaching Assistant Professor
software package, to enable students to capture, manage, analyze and
display geographic information in maps, charts or tables, with projects
Martin J. Spann
that depend on GIS for their design solutions. Recent projects involving
the use of GIS include campus emergency management and room usage
Courses
maps, groundwater testing well analysis and reporting for the Colorado
EPIC151. DESIGN (EPICS) I. 3.0 Hours.
Department of Agriculture and trail maps for the Foothills Recreation
(I,II,S). Design EPICS I introduces students to a design process that
District. Students interested in Petroleum Engineering, or another major
includes open-ended problem solving and teamwork integrated with
where GIS is used, should consider registering for this section. Geology
the use of computer software as tools to solve engineering problems.
and Geological Engineering students are directed to register for Geology
Computer applications emphasize graphical visualization and production
GIS EPICS 251, which is a different course. Prerequisite: EPIC151. 3
of clear and coherent graphical images, charts, and drawings. Teams
semester hours.
assess engineering ethics, group dynamics and time management with
respect to decisionmaking. The course emphasizes written technical
communications and introduces oral presentations. 3 semester hours.

168 Design -- EPICS (Engineering Practices Introductory Course Sequence)
EPIC262. EPICS II: AUTO CAD. 3.0 Hours.
EPIC266. EPICS II: CHEMICAL PROCESSES. 3.0 Hours.
(I,II): Design EPICS II builds on the design process introduced in
(I, II): Design EPICS II builds on the design process introduced in
Design EPICS I, which focuses on open-ended problem solving in
Design EPICS I, which focuses on open-ended problem solving
which students integrate teamwork and communication with the use of
in which students integrate teamwork and communication with the
computer software as tools to solve engineering problems. Computer
use of computer software as tools to solve engineering problems.
applications emphasize information acquisition and processing based on
Computer applications emphasize information acquisition and processing
knowing what new information is necessary to solve a problem and where
based on knowing what new information is necessary to solve a
to find the information efficiently. EPICS 262-AutoCAD incorporates
problem and where to find the information efficiently. This course
semester-long instruction and practice in AutoCAD computer-aided
emphasizes steady-state design in chemical production processes
drawing, with projects involving the use of AutoCAD in design solutions.
and provides exposure to information about various manufacturing
Recent projects include remodeling plans for the Ford Building, a solar
and research segments. Projects are selected to represent realworld
tree house education center, an environmentally sustainable house,
chemical engineering problems in the energy sectors, chemicals and
and new structural designs for use in Haiti following the January 2010
environmental stewardship, wherein creative and critical thinking skills
earthquake in Haiti. Students in the Civil Engineering and Environmental
are necessary. These projects may often involve computer-based
Engineering or in Mining Engineering, should consider registering for this
optimization to obtain a solution. Students are exposed to the range of
course. Prerequisite: EPIC151. 3 semester hours.
core engineering computation skills that are utilized in both the chemical
and biochemical engineering disciplines, and subsequently employ these
EPIC263. EPICS II: DRILLING ENGINEERING. 3.0 Hours.
skills to their design projects. This approach also integrates the content
(S): Design EPICS II builds on the design process introduced in
of future courses with the application of engineering design. Prerequisite:
Design EPICS I, which focuses on open-ended problem solving in
EPIC151. 3 semester hours.
which students integrate teamwork and communication with the use of
computer software as tools to solve engineering problems. Computer
EPIC267. EPICS II: CIVIL ENGINEERING. 3.0 Hours.
applications emphasize information acquisition and processing based on
(II): Design EPICS II builds on the design process introduced in Design
knowing what new information is necessary to solve a problem and where
EPICS I, which focuses on open-ended problem solving in which
to find the information efficiently. This course implements the design
students integrate teamwork and communication with the use of
process with drilling technology and automated drilling processes to solve
computer software as tools to solve engineering problems. Computer
multidisciplinary drilling project issues. Based on the project conditions
applications emphasize information acquisition and processing based on
set by the client, various alternatives and configurations are possible to
knowing what new information is necessary to solve a problem and where
meet the project objectives. Teams select and build a body of evidence
to find the information efficiently. Prerequisite: EPIC151. 3 semester
to market their most desirable alternatives. Prerequisite: EPIC151. 3
hours.
semester hours.
EPIC269. EPICS II: ENGINEERING PHYSICS. 3.0 Hours.
EPIC264. EPICS II: GEOLOGY GIS. 3.0 Hours.
(I) Design EPICS II builds on the design process introduced in Design
(II): Design EPICS II builds on the design process introduced in Design
EPICS I, and focuses on open-ended problem solving in which students
EPICS I, which focuses on open-ended problem solving in which
use teamwork to develop computer software as a tool to solve problems
students integrate teamwork and communication with the use of
related to engineering physics. Students will learn basic programming
computer software as tools to solve engineering problems. Computer
skills and apply them to projects that relate to current research and
applications emphasize information acquisition and processing based on
applications of physics. Projects are selected to represent real world
knowing what new information is necessary to solve a problem and where
physics problems wherein creative and critical thinking skills are
to find the information efficiently. There are typically eight geology-based
necessary. These projects often involve computer-based optimization
projects in the course, based on the needs of multiple outside clients.
to obtain a solution. Students will learn how to analyze errors in data,
Many of the course deliverables are maps with associated data sets.
and their effects on data interpretation and decision-making. Engineering
Prerequisite: EPIC151. 3 semester hours.
Physics majors are encouraged to take this course in the sophomore
year. It is open to other students with permission by the instructor on a
EPIC265. EPIC II: BIOCHEMICAL PROCESSES. 3.0 Hours.
space-available basis. Prerequisites: EPIC151. 2 lecture hours, 3 lab
(I,II): Design EPICS II builds on the design process introduced in
hours, 3 semester hours.
Design EPICS I, which focuses on open-ended problem solving in
which students integrate teamwork and communication with the use of
EPIC298. SPECIAL TOPICS. 1-6 Hour.
computer software as tools to solve engineering problems. Computer
(I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special
applications emphasize information acquisition and processing based
interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is offered only
on knowing what new information is necessary to solve a problem and
once. Prerequisite: Instructor consent. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
where to find the information efficiently. This course emphasizes steady-
Repeatable for credit under different titles.
state design in biochemical production processes and provides exposure
EPIC299. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 1-6 Hour.
to information about various manufacturing and research segments.
(I, II) Individual research or special problem projects supervised by a
Projects are selected to represent real-world biochemical engineering
faculty member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a subject
problems in biofuels, food sciences and pharmaceuticals, wherein
matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: ?Independent Study?
creative and critical thinking skills are necessary. These projects may
form must be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1
often involve computer-based optimization to obtain a solution. Students
to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for credit.
are exposed to the range of core engineering computation skills that are
utilized in both the chemical and biochemical engineering disciplines, and
EPIC398. SPECIAL TOPICS. 1-6 Hour.
subsequently employ these skills to their design projects. This approach
(I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special
also integrates the content of future courses with the application of
interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is offered only
engineering design. Prerequisite: EPIC151. 3 semester hours.
once. Prerequisite: Instructor consent. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
Repeatable for credit under different titles.

Colorado School of Mines 169
EPIC399. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 1-6 Hour.
(I, II) Individual research or special problem projects supervised by a
faculty member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a subject
matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: ?Independent Study?
form must be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1
to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for credit.
EPIC497. SPECIAL SUMMER COURSE. 6.0 Hours.
EPIC498. SPECIAL TOPICS. 1-6 Hour.
(I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special
interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is offered only
once. Prerequisite: Instructor consent. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
Repeatable for credit under different titles.

170 Military Science
Military Science
Simultaneous Membership Program
Students currently in the Army Reserves or Army National Guard and
Army ROTC-AROTC
entering either the second year of the basic course or the advanced
course may participate in the Simultaneous Membership Program (SMP).
The Department of Military Science offers programs leading to an officer's
Students participating in this program will receive $450 to $500 monthly
commission in the active Army, Army Reserve, or National Guard in
stipend plus their unit pay at the E-5 grade. SMP participants may be
conjunction with an undergraduate or graduate degree. Military science
eligible for Army Reserve or Army National Guard tuition assistance
courses are designed to supplement a regular degree program by
benefits.
offering practical leadership and management experience. The Military
Science Program at the Colorado School of Mines (CSM) is offered in
Leadership Laboratories
conjunction with the University of Colorado at Boulder (CU-B). Students
attend classes at the Colorado School of Mines in Golden.
Leadership labs provide cadets with practical leadership experience
and performance-oriented, hands-on instruction outside the classroom..
Four-Year Program
Diagnostic evaluations of cadets in leadership roles are frequently
administered. Leadership labs are compulsory for enrolled cadets.
The four-year program consists of two phases: the basic course
Physical training is conducted three times a week with the purpose
(freshman and sophomore years) and the advanced course (junior and
of developing muscular strength, endurance, and cardio-respiratory
senior years).
endurance.
Basic course
Veterans
The basic course offers a 2- or 3-credit course each semester, covering
Veterans who have served on active duty or in the Army Reserve/
Army history and organization as well as military leadership and
National Guard are also eligible for the ROTC program. Although
management. Laboratory sessions provide the opportunity to apply
veterans are not required to take the Basic Course, they are encouraged
leadership skills while learning basic military skills. Enrollment in the
to do so. A minimum of 60 credit hours are required prior to enrolling in
basic course incurs no military obligation except for Army scholarship
the Advanced Course.
recipients.
Registration and Credits
Advanced course
Army ROTC serves as elective credit in most departments. Elective
The advanced course covers leadership, tactics and unit operations,
course credit toward your degree for AROTC classes will be determined
training techniques, military law, and professional ethics, and includes a
by your individual academic advisor. Students who wish to register
leadership practicum each semester. A 33-day summer advanced camp
for Army ROTC classes do so through the normal course registration
at Fort Lewis, Washington, provides challenging leadership training and
process at CSM. AROTC classes begin with the MSGN prefix.
is a prerequisite for commissioning. Advanced course students must have
completed the basic course and obtain permission from the Professor of
For more information about AROTC, contact:
Military Science (PMS).
the Army ROTC Enrollment and Scholarship Officer at:
Two-Year Program
303-492-3549 or 303-492-6495
The two-year program consists of the advanced course, preceded by
or the department on campus directly at:
attending the Leaders Training course (a four-week summer ROTC basic
303-273-3380
course at Ft. Knox, Kentucky). Veterans, or Active Army Reserve/Army
National Guard Soldiers, or students who have participated in three
The department is located in the Military Science building, 1232 West
years of Junior ROTC or Civil Air Patrol, may be eligible to enroll in the
Campus Road.
advanced course without attendance at basic camp or completion of the
basic course. Advanced course students must obtain permission from the
You can also go to http://www.colorado.edu/AROTC.
Professor of Military Science (PMS) at 303-492-6495.
For information about ROTC at CSM, call 303-273-3398 or
Scholarship Programs
303-273-3380.
Four-year college scholarships are available to high school seniors, who
General CSM Minor/ASI requirements can be found here (p. 40).
apply before December 1 of their senior year. Competition for two- and
three- year scholarships is open to all university students, regardless of
Military Science Minor
academic major and whether or not they are currently enrolled in ROTC.
Army ROTC cadets desiring to receive a minor in Military Science must
Scholarship students receive full tuition and mandatory laboratory fees,
complete at least 22 hours of Military Science courses as follows:
a book allowance, and an allowance of $300- $500 per month during the
academic year. Students interested in the scholarship program should
MSGN103
ADVENTURES IN LEADERSHIP I
2.0
contact the AROTC Enrollment and Scholarship Officer at 303-492-3549
MSGN104
ADVENTURES IN LEADERSHIP II
2.0
no later than the beginning of the spring semester to apply for the
MSGN203
METHODS OF LEADERSHIP
2.0
following academic year.
MSGN204
METHODS OF LEADERSHIP AND
2.0
MANAGEMENT II
MSGN301
MILITARY OPERATIONS AND TRAINING I
3.0
MSGN302
MILITARY OPERATIONS AND TRAINING II
3.0

Colorado School of Mines 171
MSGN303
LEADERSHIP LABORATORY
0.5
AFGN301. AIR FORCE LEADERHIP STUDIES. 3.5 Hours.
MSGN304
LEADERSHIP LABORATORY
0.5
Two semesters, 3.5 hours per semester. This course is a study in the
anatomy of leadership, the need for quality and management leadership,
MSGN401
OFFICER LEADERSHIP AND DEVELOPMENT I
3.0
the role of discipline in leadership situations and the variables affecting
MSGN402
OFFICER LEADERSHIP AND DEVELOPMENT II 3.0
leadership. Case studies are used to examine Air Force leadership and
MSGN403
LEADERSHIP LABORATORY
0.5
management situations as a means of demonstrating and exercising
MSGN404
LEADERSHIP LABORATORY
0.5
practical application of the concepts. Deal with actual problems and
Total Hours
22.0
complete projects associated with planning and managing the Leadership
Laboratory. Weekly Leadership Laboratory (LLAB) for this course (to be
Note: In order to Commission as a 2nd Lieutenant in the US Army,
taken in conjunction with AS 301 and 302) provides you the opportunity
completion of a Military History Course (LAIS365) is also required.
to develop your fundamental management skills while planning and
conducting cadet activities.
Courses
AFGN302. AIR FORCE LEADERHIP STUDIES. 3.5 Hours.
AFGN101. FOUNDATIONS OF THE UNITED STATES AIR FORCE. 1.5
Two semesters, 3.5 hours per semester. This course is a study in the
Hour.
anatomy of leadership, the need for quality and management leadership,
Two semesters, 1.5 hours per semester. This survey course briefly
the role of discipline in leadership situations and the variables affecting
covers topics relating to the Air Force and defense. It focuses on
leadership. Case studies are used to examine Air Force leadership and
the structure and missions of Air Force organizations, officership
management situations as a means of demonstrating and exercising
and professionalism. It is also a good introduction into the use of
practical application of the concepts. Deal with actual problems and
communication skills. Weekly Leadership Lab for this course (to be taken
complete projects associated with planning and managing the Leadership
in conjunction with AS 101 and 102) is a weekly laboratory that touches
Laboratory. Weekly Leadership Laboratory (LLAB) for this course (to be
on the topics of Air Force customs and courtesies, health and physical
taken in conjunction with AS 301 and 302) provides you the opportunity
fitness, and drill and ceremonies.
to develop your fundamental management skills while planning and
conducting cadet activities.
AFGN102. FOUNDATIONS OF THE UNITED STATES AIR FORCE. 1.5
Hour.
AFGN401. NATIONAL SECURITY AFFAIRS AND PREPARATION FOR
Two semesters, 1.5 hours per semester. This survey course briefly
ACTIVE DUTY. 3.5 Hours.
covers topics relating to the Air Force and defense. It focuses on
Two semesters, 3.5 hours per semester. Learn about the role of the
the structure and missions of Air Force organizations, officership
professional military leader in a democratic society; societal attitudes
and professionalism. It is also a good introduction into the use of
toward the armed forces; the requisites for maintaining adequate
communication skills. Weekly Leadership Lab for this course (to be taken
national defense structure; the impact of technological and international
in conjunction with AS 101 and 102) is a weekly laboratory that touches
developments on strategic preparedness and the overall policy-making
on the topics of Air Force customs and courtesies, health and physical
process; and military law. In addition, you will study topics that will
fitness, and drill and ceremonies.
prepare you for your first active-duty assignment as an officer in the Air
Force. Weekly Leadership Laboratory (LLAB) for this course (to be taken
AFGN201. THE EVOLUTION OF USAF AIR AND SPACE POWER. 1.5
in conjunction with AS 401 and 402) provides you with the opportunity to
Hour.
use your leadership skills in planning and conducting cadet activities. It
Two semesters, 1.5 hours per semester. This survey course is concerned
prepares you for commissioning and entry into the active-duty Air Force.
with the beginnings of manned flight and the development of aerospace
power in the United States, including the employment of air power in
AFGN402. NATIONAL SECURITY AFFAIRS AND PREPARATION FOR
WWI, WWII, Korea, Vietnam, the Gulf War and the peaceful employment
ACTIVE DUTY. 3.5 Hours.
of U.S. air power in civic actions, scientific missions and support of space
Two semesters, 3.5 hours per semester. Learn about the role of the
exploration. Weekly Leadership Laboratory (LLAB) for this course (to
professional military leader in a democratic society; societal attitudes
be taken in conjunction with AS 201 and 202) provides you with the
toward the armed forces; the requisites for maintaining adequate
opportunity to demonstrate fundamental management skills and prepares
national defense structure; the impact of technological and international
you for Field Training.
developments on strategic preparedness and the overall policy-making
process; and military law. In addition, you will study topics that will
AFGN202. THE EVOLUTION OF USAF AIR AND SPACE POWER. 1.5
prepare you for your first active-duty assignment as an officer in the Air
Hour.
Force. Weekly Leadership Laboratory (LLAB) for this course (to be taken
Two semesters, 1.5 hours per semester. This survey course is concerned
in conjunction with AS 401 and 402) provides you with the opportunity to
with the beginnings of manned flight and the development of aerospace
use your leadership skills in planning and conducting cadet activities. It
power in the United States, including the employment of air power in
prepares you for commissioning and entry into the active-duty Air Force.
WWI, WWII, Korea, Vietnam, the Gulf War and the peaceful employment
of U.S. air power in civic actions, scientific missions and support of space
MSGN103. ADVENTURES IN LEADERSHIP I. 2.0 Hours.
exploration. Weekly Leadership Laboratory (LLAB) for this course (to
(I) Introduces fundamentals of leadership and the United States Army.
be taken in conjunction with AS 201 and 202) provides you with the
Examines its organization, customs, and history as well as its current
opportunity to demonstrate fundamental management skills and prepares
relevance and purpose. Students also investigate basic leadership
you for Field Training.
and management skills necessary to be successful in both military and
civilian settings. Includes fundamentals of Army leadership doctrine,
teambuilding concepts, time and stress management, an introduction to
cartography and land navigation, marksmanship, briefing techniques, and
some basic military tactics. Lab fee. 1 hour lecture, 2 hours lab, 3 hours
PT, and 80 hours field training; 2 semester hours. (Fall).

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MSGN104. ADVENTURES IN LEADERSHIP II. 2.0 Hours.
MSGN301. MILITARY OPERATIONS AND TRAINING I. 3.0 Hours.
(II) Continues the investigation of leadership in small organizations.
(I) Further explores the theory of managing and leading small military
Covers selected topics such as basic troop leading procedures, military
units with an emphasis on practical applications at the squad and platoon
first aid and casualty evacuation concepts, creating ethical work climates,
levels. Students examine various leadership styles and techniques as
an introduction to Army organizations and installations, and a further
they relate to advanced small unit tactics. Familiarizes students with a
examination of basic military tactics. Introduces students to effective
variety of topics such as cartography, land navigation, field craft, and
military writing styles. Lab fee. 1 hour lecture, 2 hours lab, 3 hours PT,
weapons systems. Involves multiple, evaluated leadership opportunities
and 80 hours field training; 2 semester hours. (Spring).
in field settings and hands-on experience with actual military equipment.
Students are given maximum leadership opportunities in weekly labs.
MSGN198. SPECIAL TOPICS IN MILITARY SCIENCE. 1-6 Hour.
Prerequisite: Consent of the Professor of Military Science. Lab Fee. 3
(I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special
hours lecture; 3 semester hours. (Fall).
interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is offered only
once. Prerequisite: Instructor consent. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
MSGN302. MILITARY OPERATIONS AND TRAINING II. 3.0 Hours.
Repeatable for credit under different titles.
(II) Studies theoretical and practical applications of small unit leadership
principles. Focuses on managing personnel and resources, the
MSGN199. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 1-6 Hour.
military decision making process, the operations order, and oral
(I, II) Individual research or special problem projects supervised by a
communications. Exposes the student to tactical unit leadership in a
faculty member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a subject
variety of environments with a focus on preparation for the summer
matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: ?Independent Study?
advance camp experience. Prerequisite: Consent of the Professor of
form must be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1
Military Science. Lab Fee. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours. (Spring).
to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for credit.
MSGN303. LEADERSHIP LABORATORY. 0.5 Hours.
MSGN203. METHODS OF LEADERSHIP. 2.0 Hours.
(I) Development of military leadership techniques to include preparation
(I) Comprehensively reviews advanced leadership and management
of operation plans, presentation of instruction, and supervision of
concepts including motivation, attitudes, communication skills, problem
underclass military cadets. Instruction in military drill, ceremonies, and
solving, human needs and behavior, and leadership self development.
customs and courtesies of the Army. Must be taken in conjunction with
Students continue to refine effective written and oral communications
MSGN301. Prerequisite: Consent of department. Lab Fee. 2 hours lab, 3
skills and to explore topics such as the basic branches of the Army,
hours PT, 80 hours field training; .5 semester hour. (Fall).
and officer and NCO duties. Students conduct classroom and practical
exercises in small unit light infantry tactics and are prepared to perform
MSGN304. LEADERSHIP LABORATORY. 0.5 Hours.
as midlevel leaders in the cadet organization. Lab fee: 1 hour lecture,
(II) Continued development of military leadership techniques with the
2 hours lab, 3 hours PT, and 80 hours field training; 2 semester hours.
major emphasis on leading an Infantry Squad. Training is "handson."
(Fall).
Practical exercises are used to increase understanding of the principles
of leadership learned in MSGN302. Must be taken in conjunction with
MSGN204. METHODS OF LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT II. 2.0
MSGN302. Prerequisite: Consent of department. Lab Fee. 2 hours lab, 3
Hours.
hours PT, 80 hours field training; .5 semester hour. (Spring).
(II) Focuses on leadership and management functions in military
and corporate environments. Studies various components of Army
MSGN398. SPECIAL TOPICS IN MILITARY SCIENCE. 1-6 Hour.
leadership doctrine to include the four elements of leadership, leadership
(I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special
principles, risk management and planning theory, the be-know-do
interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is offered only
framework, and the Army leadership evaluation program. Continue to
once. Prerequisite: Instructor consent. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
refine communication skills. Lab fee. 1 hour lecture, 2 hours lab, 3 hours
Repeatable for credit under different titles.
PT, and 80hours field training; 2 semester hours. (Spring).
MSGN399. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 1-6 Hour.
MSGN298. SPECIAL TOPICS IN MILITARY SCIENCE. 1-6 Hour.
(I, II) Individual research or special problem projects supervised by a
(I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special
faculty member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a subject
interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is offered only
matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: ?Independent Study?
once. Prerequisite: Instructor consent. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
form must be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1
Repeatable for credit under different titles.
to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for credit.
MSGN299. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 1-6 Hour.
MSGN401. OFFICER LEADERSHIP AND DEVELOPMENT I. 3.0 Hours.
(I, II) Individual research or special problem projects supervised by a
(I) Examines management and leadership concepts and techniques
faculty member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a subject
associated with planning and executing military training and operations
matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: ?Independent Study?
at company and higher echelons. Includes analyses of professional
form must be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1
ethics and values, effective training principles and procedures,
to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for credit.
subordinate counseling, and effective staff officer briefing techniques.
Also investigates other subjects such as counter terrorism, modern
peacekeeping missions, and the impact of the information revolution on
the art of land warfare. Conducted both in and out of classroom setting
and with multiple practical leadership opportunities to organize cadet
training and activities. Prerequisite: Consent of the Professor of Military
Science. Lab Fee. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours. (Fall).

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MSGN402. OFFICER LEADERSHIP AND DEVELOPMENT II. 3.0
Hours.
(II) Continues MSGN401 study of management and leadership concepts
and techniques, providing practical leadership experiences in the
classroom and during multiple cadet-run activities. Also examines varied
topics such as theory and practice of the military justice system, law
of war, military-media relations, support mechanisms for soldiers and
their families, operational security considerations, and historical case
studies in military leadership in the context of 21st century land warfare.
Prerequisite: Consent of the Professor of Military Science. Lab Fee. 3
hours lecture; 3 semester hours. (Spring).
MSGN403. LEADERSHIP LABORATORY. 0.5 Hours.
(I) Continued development of leadership techniques by assignment in
the command and staff positions in the Cadet Battalion. Cadets are
expected to plan and execute much of the training associated with
the day-to-day operations within the cadet battalion. Utilizing the troop
leading and management principles learned in previous classes, cadets
analyze the problems which the battalion faces, develop strategies, brief
recommendations, and execute the approved plan. Prerequisite: Consent
of department. Lab Fee. 2 hours lab, 3 hours PT, and 80 hours field
training; .5 semester hour. (Fall).
MSGN404. LEADERSHIP LABORATORY. 0.5 Hours.
(II) Continued leadership development by serving in the command
and staff positions in the Cadet Battalion. Cadets take a large role in
determining the goals and direction of the cadet organization, under
supervision of the cadre. Cadets are required to plan and organize
cadet outings and much of the training of underclassmen. Lab Fee.
Prerequisite: Consent of department. Lab Fee. 2 hours lab, 3 hours PT,
and 80 hours field training; .5 semester hour. (Spring).
MSGN498. SPECIAL TOPICS IN MILITARY SCIENCE. 1-6 Hour.
(I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special
interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is offered only
once. Prerequisite: Instructor consent. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
Repeatable for credit under different titles.
MSGN499. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 1-6 Hour.
(I, II) Individual research or special problem projects supervised by a
faculty member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a subject
matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: ?Independent Study?
form must be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1
to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for credit.

174 Physical Education and Athletics
Physical Education and Athletics
CSM Soccer Stadium
Synthetic surface which provides opportunities for Men's and Women's
2014-2015
NCAA, RMAC sanctioned events. Seating for 500 spectators.
The Department of Physical Education and Athletics offers a four-fold
Required Physical Education
physical education and athletics program which includes:
Each student at Colorado School of Mines is required to complete four
1. Required physical education classes;
separate semesters of Physical Education classes (PAGN):
2. Intercollegiate athletics;
3. Intramural athletics and club sports; and
PAGN101
PHYSICAL EDUCATION (prerequisite)
0.5
4. Recreational athletics.
PAGN102
PHYSICAL EDUCATION (prerequisite)
0.5
PAGN2XX
PHYSICAL EDUCATION
0.5
A large number of students use the institution's facilities for recreational
PAGN2XX
PHYSICAL EDUCATION
0.5
purposes, including swimming, tennis, soccer, basketball, volleyball,
weight lifting, softball, and racquetball.
Total Hours
2.0
Russell H. Volk Gymnasium
Exceptions:
A tri-level complex containing a NCAA regulation basketball arena, two
1. A medical excuse verified by a physician;
racquetball/handball courts, wrestling room, weight training facility, locker
2. Veterans, honorably or generally discharged from the armed forces;
space, and offices for the Physical Education Department.
3. New students entering CSM for the first time who are 26 years or
older prior to the first day of class;
Steinhauer Field House
4. Students holding a bachelor’s degree.
A facility of 35,000-sq. ft., which provides for the needs of intercollegiate
athletics and physical education classes.
Normally, it is fulfilled during the first two years of attendance. Transfer
students should check with the Admissions Office regarding advanced
Darden Baseball Field
standing in physical education. Participation in intercollegiate athletics
may be substituted for required semesters and hours of physical
Newly renovated with dugouts, fencing, 10 inning score-board, netted
education. ROTC students can waive the physical education requirement
backstop, press-box and lights for night games. Located west of Brooks
when a similar four-semester physical activity is required in their
Field and has seating accommodations for 500 spectators.
respective ROTC Programs.
Softball Field
Upper-class students who wish to continue taking physical education
Newly constructed dugouts, batting cage, perimeter fencing, sound
after completing graduation requirements may re-enroll in any of the 200-
system and new irrigation system. Located west of Darden Field seating
level courses.
for 200 people.
Some of the 200-level courses may require off campus transportation,
Harry D. Campbell Field
please check with Department of Athletics. All students enrolled in
physical education shall provide their own gym uniform, athletic shoes,
Includes a synthetic surface named in honor of Harry D. Campbell, Class
sunscreen or swimming suit. Students are encouraged to rent a locker
of 1939. Currently under renovation.
and lock in Volk for a $10 rental fee.
Tennis Courts
Intercollegiate Athletics
The Department maintains four tennis courts.
The School is a charter member of the Rocky Mountain Athletic
Conference (RMAC) and the National Collegiate Athletic Association
Student Recreation Center
(NCAA). Sports offered include: football, men’s and women’s basketball,
A three-level, 108,000 square foot facility that features an 8 lane, 25 yard
wrestling, men’s and women’s track, men’s and women’s cross country,
swimming pool with 2 diving boards and a 14 person hot tub. There are
baseball, men’s golf, men’s and women’s swimming and diving, men’s
men's and women's locker rooms, a 4,000 square foot climbing wall, a full
and women’s soccer, and women’s volleyball and softball. An athlete can
service juice bar, an elevated jogging track, a 5,500 square foot fitness
register each semester for one hour physical activity credit to meet their
area, 2 multi-purpose rooms, a recreational gym and an arena that seats
graduation requirements.
3,000 for varsity athletic contests.
Through a required athletic fee, all full-time students attending CSM
Swenson Intramural Complex
become members of the CSM Athletic Association, which financially
supports the intercollegiate athletic program. With this fee, each CSM
Two fields are available for intramural/recreation sports.
student receives free admission to all home athletic events. The Director
of Athletics administers this program.
Stermole Track and Field Complex
Nine lane metric track with all field event components necessary to host
Intramural and Club Sports
NCAA, RMAC sanctioned events. Seating for 800 spectators.
The intramural program features a variety of activities ranging from those
offered in the intercollegiate athletic program to more recreational type

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activities. They are governed by the CSM Rec. Sports Department. All
Assistant Coaches
activities are offered in the following categories: men, women and co-ed.
Tara Brooks, Assistant Track Coach
The club sport program is governed by the CSM Sport Club Council.
Clement Grinstead, Assistant Football Coach
There are 14 competitive groups currently under this umbrella. Some
teams engage in intercollegiate competition at the non-varsity level,
Brian Hendricks, Assistant Football Coach
some serve as instructional/recreational entities, and some as strictly
recreational interest groups. They are funded through ASCSM. Some
Scott Kaniecki, Assistant Football Coach
of the current organizations are Cycling, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Men's
Rugby, Women's Rugby, Ski Team, Men's Soccer, Women's Soccer,
Shannon McDonnell, Assistant Women's Soccer Coach
Men's Ultimate Frisbee, Women's Ultimate Frisbee, Men's Volleyball,
Kellen Mitts, Assistant Baseball Coach
Women's Volleyball, Water Polo, Bowling and In-Line Hockey.
Greg Mulholland , Assistant Men's Soccer Coach
Athletic Director
Matt Nicholson, Assistant Football Coach
David Hansburg, Director of Athletics
Associate Athletic Director
Todd Porter, Assistant Wrestling Coach
Dixie Cirillo, Physical Education Coordinator, Associate Athletic Director
Heather Roberts, Assistant Volleyball Coach
Eric Stahl, 2014, Associate Athletic Director
Brad Schick, Assistant Men's Basketball Coach
Assistant Directors
Jason Semore, Assistant Football Coach
Charles O'Dell, Assistant Athletic Director
Leslie Seymour, Assistant Women's Basketball Coach
Robert Thompson, Assistant Director of Athletics
Nolan Swett, Assistant Football Coach
Recreation Sports
Head Athletic Trainer
Robert Thompson, Student Recreation Center Director
Jennifer McIntosh, Head Athletic Trainer
Ryan McCallum, Assistant Director of Recreation Center
Assistant Athletics Trainers
John Howard, Director of Club and Intramural Sports
Jacob Pope, Assistant Athletic Trainer
Nate Bondi, Director of Outdoor Recreation
Andy Vanous, Asssistant Athletic Trainer
Administrative Assistant
Andrea Westhead, Assistant Athletic Trainer
Carolyn Dennee, Adminstrative Assistant
Equipment Manager
Coaches
Darren Townsend, Equipement Manager
Austin DeVoe, Head Wrestling Coach
Sports Information
Kevin Fickes, Head Women's Soccer Coach
Collin Bonnicksen, Sports Information Director
Leah Glasgow, Head Softball Coach
Bryan Desch, Assistant Sports Information Director
Jerod Goodale, Head Baseball Coach
Courses
PAGN101. PHYSICAL EDUCATION. 0.5 Hours.
Tyler Kimble, Head Golf Coach
(I) (Required and not repeatable for credit) A general overview of life
Frank Kohlenstein, Head Men's Soccer Coach
fitness basics which includes exposure to educational units of Nutrition,
Stress Management, Drug and Alcohol Awareness. Instruction in Fitness
Pryor Orser, Head Men's Basketball Coach
units provides the student an opportunity for learning and the beginning
basics for a healthy life style.
Nate Rothman, Head Swimming and Diving Coach
PAGN102. PHYSICAL EDUCATION. 0.5 Hours.
Chris Siemers, Head Cross Country Coach
(II) (Required and not repeatable for credit) Sections in physical fitness
and team sports, relating to personal health and wellness activities.
Brittany Simpson, Head Women's Basketball Coach
Prerequisite: PAGN101 or consent of the Department Head.
Jamie Skadeland, Head Volleyball Coach
PAGN151. VARSITY BASEBALL. 1.0 Hour.
Instruction and practice in fundamentals and mechanics of baseball
Matt Sparks, Head Track and Field Coach
in preparation for collegiate competition. Satisfactory completion of
any course fulfills one semester of physical education requirements.
Robert Stitt, Head Football Coach
Prerequisite: Consent of department. 1 semester hour.

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PAGN153. VARSITY MEN'S BASKETBALL. 1.0 Hour.
PAGN179. VARSITY SOFTBALL. 1.0 Hour.
Instruction and practice in fundamentals and mechanics of men's
Instruction and practice in fundamentals and mechanics of softball
basketball in preparation for collegiate competition. Satisfactory
in preparation for collegiate competition. Satisfactory completion of
completion of any course fulfills one semester of physical education
any course fulfills one semester of physical education requirements.
requirements. Prerequisite: Consent of department. 1 semester hour.
Prerequisite: Consent of department. 1 semester hour.
PAGN154. VARSITY WOMEN'S BASKETBALL. 1.0 Hour.
PAGN201. PERSONAL WELLNESS. 1.0 Hour.
Instruction and practice in fundamentals and mechanics of women's
(Not repeatable for credit) Provides an overview of the 5 Dimensions of
basketball in preparation for collegiate competition. Satisfactory
Wellness: Physical, Social, Emotional, Intellectual and Spiritual. Students
completion of any course fulfills one semester of physical education
will take a proactive approach to developing strategies for optimum
requirements. Prerequisite: Consent of department. 1 semester hour.
wellness including goal setting and application of wellness principles
through assignments and group in-class work. Prerequisites: PAGN101
PAGN157. VARSITY CROSS COUNTRY. 1.0 Hour.
and PAGN102 or consent of Department Head. 2 hours lecturer; 1
Instruction and practice in fundamentals and mechanics of cross country
semester hour. Repeatable for credit.
in preparation for collegiate competition. Satisfactory completion of
any course fulfills one semester of physical education requirements.
PAGN202. INDOOR SOCCER. 0.5 Hours.
Prerequisite: Consent of department. 1 semester hour.
(Students enrolling in these courses may be required to furnish their
own equipment.) Classes will be offered on Monday and Wednesday
PAGN159. VARSITY FOOTBALL. 1.0 Hour.
for 50 minutes each day or on Tuesday or Thursday for 1.5 hours.
Instruction and practice in fundamentals and mechanics of football
Prerequisite: PAGN101 or PAGN102 or consent of Department Head. 2
in preparation for collegiate competition. Satisfactory completion of
hours activity; .5 semester hour. Repeatable for credit.
any course fulfills one semester of physical education requirements.
Prerequisite: Consent of department. 1 semester hour.
PAGN203. TECHNIQUES OF RELAXATION. 0.5 Hours.
(Students enrolling in these courses may be required to furnish their
PAGN161. VARSITY GOLF. 1.0 Hour.
own equipment.) Classes will be offered on Monday and Wednesday
Instruction and practice in fundamentals and mechanics of golf in
for 50 minutes each day or on Tuesday or Thursday for 1.5 hours.
preparation for collegiate competition. Satisfactory completion of
Prerequisite: PAGN101 or PAGN102 or consent of Department Head. 2
any course fulfills one semester of physical education requirements.
hours activity; .5 semester hour. Repeatable for credit.
Prerequisite: Consent of department. 1 semester hour.
PAGN204. FLY FISHING. 0.5 Hours.
PAGN167. VARSITY MEN'S SOCCER. 1.0 Hour.
PAGN202 through PAGN280. (Students enrolling in these courses may
Instruction and practice in fundamentals and mechanics of men's soccer
be required to furnish their own equipment.) Classes will be offered
in preparation for collegiate competition. Satisfactory completion of
on Monday and Wednesday for 50 minutes each day or on Tuesday
any course fulfills one semester of physical education requirements.
or Thursday for 1.5 hours. Prerequisite: PAGN101 and PAGN102
Prerequisite: Consent of department. 1 semester hour.
or consent of Department Head. 2 hours activity; .5 semester hour.
PAGN168. VARSITY WOMEN'S SOCCER. 1.0 Hour.
Repeatable. May be applied to free elective credits based on academic
Instruction and practice in fundamentals and mechanics of women's
policy.
soccer in preparation for collegiate competition. Satisfactory completion
PAGN205. BEGINNING KARATE. 0.5 Hours.
of any course fulfills one semester of physical education requirements.
(Students enrolling in these courses may be required to furnish their
Prerequisite: Consent of department. 1 semester hour.
own equipment.) Classes will be offered on Monday and Wednesday
PAGN169. VARSITY SWIMMING AND DIVING. 1.0 Hour.
for 50 minutes each day or on Tuesday or Thursday for 1.5 hours.
Instruction and practice in fundamentals and mechanics of swimming and
Prerequisite: PAGN101 or PAGN102 or consent of Department Head. 2
diving in preparation for collegiate competition. Satisfactory completion
hours activity; .5 semester hour. Repeatable for credit.
of any course fulfills one semester of physical education requirements.
PAGN206. INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED KARATE. 0.5 Hours.
Prerequisite: Consent of department. 1 semester hour.
(Students enrolling in these courses may be required to furnish their
PAGN173. VARSITY TRACK AND FIELD. 1.0 Hour.
own equipment.) Classes will be offered on Monday and Wednesday
Instruction and practice in fundamentals and mechanics of track and
for 50 minutes each day or on Tuesday or Thursday for 1.5 hours.
field in preparation for collegiate competition. Satisfactory completion
Prerequisite: PAGN101 or PAGN102 or consent of Department Head. 2
of any course fulfills one semester of physical education requirements.
hours activity; .5 semester hour. Repeatable for credit.
Prerequisite: Consent of department. 1 semester hour.
PAGN207. TRAIL RUNNING. 0.5 Hours.
PAGN175. VARSITY WRESTLING. 1.0 Hour.
(Students enrolling in these courses may be required to furnish their
Instruction and practice in fundamentals and mechanics of wrestling
own equipment.) Classes will be offered on Monday and Wednesday
in preparation for collegiate competition. Satisfactory completion of
for 50 minutes each day or on Tuesday or Thursday for 1.5 hours.
any course fulfills one semester of physical education requirements.
Prerequisite: PAGN101 or PAGN102 or consent of Department Head. 2
Prerequisite: Consent of department. 1 semester hour.
hours activity; .5 semester hour. Repeatable for credit.
PAGN177. VARSITY VOLLEYBALL. 1.0 Hour.
PAGN208. KAYAKING. 0.5 Hours.
Instruction and practice in fundamentals and mechanics of volleyball
(Students enrolling in these courses may be required to furnish their
in preparation for collegiate competition. Satisfactory completion of
own equipment.) Classes will be offered on Monday and Wednesday
any course fulfills one semester of physical education requirements.
for 50 minutes each day or on Tuesday or Thursday for 1.5 hours.
Prerequisite: Consent of department. 1 semester hour.
Prerequisite: PAGN101 or PAGN102 or consent of Department Head. 2
hours activity; .5 semester hour. Repeatable for credit.

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PAGN209. AIKIDO. 0.5 Hours.
PAGN241. WOMEN'S WEIGHT TRAINING. 0.5 Hours.
(Students enrolling in these courses may be required to furnish their
(Students enrolling in these courses may be required to furnish their
own equipment.) Classes will be offered on Monday and Wednesday
own equipment.) Classes will be offered on Monday and Wednesday
for 50 minutes each day or on Tuesday or Thursday for 1.5 hours.
for 50 minutes each day or on Tuesday or Thursday for 1.5 hours.
Prerequisite: PAGN101 or PAGN102 or consent of Department Head. 2
Prerequisite: PAGN101 or PAGN102 or consent of Department Head. 2
hours activity; .5 semester hour. Repeatable for credit.
hours activity; .5 semester hour. Repeatable for credit.
PAGN210. HIKING. 0.5 Hours.
PAGN242. WOMEN'S RAQUETBALL. 0.5 Hours.
(Students enrolling in these courses may be required to furnish their
(Students enrolling in these courses may be required to furnish their
own equipment.) Classes will be offered on Monday and Wednesday
own equipment.) Classes will be offered on Monday and Wednesday
for 50 minutes each day or on Tuesday or Thursday for 1.5 hours.
for 50 minutes each day or on Tuesday or Thursday for 1.5 hours.
Prerequisite: PAGN101 or PAGN102 or consent of Department Head. 2
Prerequisite: PAGN101 or PAGN102 or consent of Department Head. 2
hours activity; .5 semester hour. Repeatable for credit.
hours activity; .5 semester hour. Repeatable for credit.
PAGN211. BEGINNING SWIMMING. 0.5 Hours.
PAGN251. GOLF. 0.5 Hours.
(Students enrolling in these courses may be required to furnish their
(Students enrolling in these courses may be required to furnish their
own equipment.) Classes will be offered on Monday and Wednesday
own equipment.) Classes will be offered on Monday and Wednesday
for 50 minutes each day or on Tuesday or Thursday for 1.5 hours.
for 50 minutes each day or on Tuesday or Thursday for 1.5 hours.
Prerequisite: PAGN101 or PAGN102 or consent of Department Head. 2
Prerequisite: PAGN101 or PAGN102 or consent of Department Head. 2
hours activity; .5 semester hour. Repeatable for credit.
hours activity; .5 semester hour. Repeatable for credit.
PAGN212. INTERMEDIATE SWIMMING. 0.5 Hours.
PAGN255. MOUNTAIN BIKING. 0.5 Hours.
(Students enrolling in these courses may be required to furnish their
(Students enrolling in these courses may be required to furnish their
own equipment.) Classes will be offered on Monday and Wednesday
own equipment.) Classes will be offered on Monday and Wednesday
for 50 minutes each day or on Tuesday or Thursday for 1.5 hours.
for 50 minutes each day or on Tuesday or Thursday for 1.5 hours.
Prerequisite: PAGN101 or PAGN102 or consent of Department Head. 2
Prerequisite: PAGN101 or PAGN102 or consent of Department Head. 2
hours activity; .5 semester hour. Repeatable for credit.
hours activity; .5 semester hour. Repeatable for credit.
PAGN221. BEGINNING WEIGHT TRAINING. 0.5 Hours.
PAGN257. INTRODUCATION TO ROCK CLIMBING. 0.5 Hours.
(Students enrolling in these courses may be required to furnish their
(Students enrolling in these courses may be required to furnish their
own equipment.) Classes will be offered on Monday and Wednesday
own equipment.) Classes will be offered on Monday and Wednesday
for 50 minutes each day or on Tuesday or Thursday for 1.5 hours.
for 50 minutes each day or on Tuesday or Thursday for 1.5 hours.
Prerequisite: PAGN101 or PAGN102 or consent of Department Head. 2
Prerequisite: PAGN101 or PAGN102 or consent of Department Head. 2
hours activity; .5 semester hour. Repeatable for credit.
hours activity; .5 semester hour. Repeatable for credit.
PAGN222. ADVANCED WEIGHT TRAINING. 0.5 Hours.
PAGN258. WOMEN'S ROCK CLIMBING. 0.5 Hours.
(Students enrolling in these courses may be required to furnish their
(Students enrolling in these courses may be required to furnish their
own equipment.) Classes will be offered on Monday and Wednesday
own equipment.) Classes will be offered on Monday and Wednesday
for 50 minutes each day or on Tuesday or Thursday for 1.5 hours.
for 50 minutes each day or on Tuesday or Thursday for 1.5 hours.
Prerequisite: PAGN101 or PAGN102 or consent of Department Head. 2
Prerequisite: PAGN101 or PAGN102 or consent of Department Head. 2
hours activity; .5 semester hour. Repeatable for credit.
hours activity; .5 semester hour. Repeatable for credit.
PAGN223. DISTANCE RUNNING. 0.5 Hours.
PAGN271. BEGINNING BADMINTON. 0.5 Hours.
(Students enrolling in these courses may be required to furnish their
(Students enrolling in these courses may be required to furnish their
own equipment.) Classes will be offered on Monday and Wednesday
own equipment.) Classes will be offered on Monday and Wednesday
for 50 minutes each day or on Tuesday or Thursday for 1.5 hours.
for 50 minutes each day or on Tuesday or Thursday for 1.5 hours.
Prerequisite: PAGN101 or PAGN102 or consent of Department Head. 2
Prerequisite: PAGN101 or PAGN102 or consent of Department Head. 2
hours activity; .5 semester hour. Repeatable for credit.
hours activity; .5 semester hour. Repeatable for credit.
PAGN232. YOGA. 0.5 Hours.
PAGN272. ADVANCED BADMINTON. 0.5 Hours.
(Students enrolling in these courses may be required to furnish their
(Students enrolling in these courses may be required to furnish their
own equipment.) Classes will be offered on Monday and Wednesday
own equipment.) Classes will be offered on Monday and Wednesday
for 50 minutes each day or on Tuesday or Thursday for 1.5 hours.
for 50 minutes each day or on Tuesday or Thursday for 1.5 hours.
Prerequisite: PAGN101 or PAGN102 or consent of Department Head. 2
Prerequisite: PAGN101 or PAGN102 or consent of Department Head. 2
hours activity; .5 semester hour. Repeatable for credit.
hours activity; .5 semester hour. Repeatable for credit.
PAGN235. WORKOUTS AND WELLNESS. 0.5 Hours.
PAGN273. BEGINNING BASKETBALL. 0.5 Hours.
(Students enrolling in these courses may be required to furnish their own
(Students enrolling in these courses may be required to furnish their
equipment.) Classes will be offered on Monday and Wednesday for 50
own equipment.) Classes will be offered on Monday and Wednesday
minutes each day or on Tuesday or Thursday for 1.5 hours. Prerequisite:
for 50 minutes each day or on Tuesday or Thursday for 1.5 hours.
PAGN101 and PAGN102 or consent of Department Head. 2 hours
Prerequisite: PAGN101 or PAGN102 or consent of Department Head. 2
activity; .5 semester hour. Repeatable. May be applied to free elective
hours activity; .5 semester hour. Repeatable for credit.
credits based on Registrar?s Office policy.

178 Physical Education and Athletics
PAGN274. ADVANCED BASKETBALL. 0.5 Hours.
(Students enrolling in these courses may be required to furnish their
own equipment.) Classes will be offered on Monday and Wednesday
for 50 minutes each day or on Tuesday or Thursday for 1.5 hours.
Prerequisite: PAGN101 or PAGN102 or consent of Department Head. 2
hours activity; .5 semester hour. Repeatable for credit.
PAGN275. VOLLEYBALL. 0.5 Hours.
(Students enrolling in these courses may be required to furnish their
own equipment.) Classes will be offered on Monday and Wednesday
for 50 minutes each day or on Tuesday or Thursday for 1.5 hours.
Prerequisite: PAGN101 or PAGN102 or consent of Department Head. 2
hours activity; .5 semester hour. Repeatable for credit.
PAGN277. BEGINNING RACQUETBALL. 0.5 Hours.
(Students enrolling in these courses may be required to furnish their
own equipment.) Classes will be offered on Monday and Wednesday
for 50 minutes each day or on Tuesday or Thursday for 1.5 hours.
Prerequisite: PAGN101 or PAGN102 or consent of Department Head. 2
hours activity; .5 semester hour. Repeatable for credit.
PAGN279. HANDBALL. 0.5 Hours.
(Students enrolling in these courses may be required to furnish their
own equipment.) Classes will be offered on Monday and Wednesday
for 50 minutes each day or on Tuesday or Thursday for 1.5 hours.
Prerequisite: PAGN101 or PAGN102 or consent of Department Head. 2
hours activity; .5 semester hour. Repeatable for credit.
PAGN280. CLUB SPORTS. 0.5 Hours.
(Students enrolling in these courses may be required to furnish their
own equipment.) Classes will be offered on Monday and Wednesday
for 50 minutes each day or on Tuesday or Thursday for 1.5 hours.
Prerequisite: PAGN101 or PAGN102 or consent of Department Head. 2
hours activity; .5 semester hour. Repeatable for credit.
PAGN281. ADVANCED HANDBALL. 0.5 Hours.
(I, II) PAGN202 through PAGN280. (Students enrolling in these courses
may be required to furnish their own equipment.) Classes will be offered
on Monday and Wednesday for 50 minutes each day or on Tuesday,
Thursday or Saturday for 1.5 hours. Prerequisite: PAGN101 and
PAGN102 or consent of Department Head. 2 hours activity; .5 semester
hour. Repeatable for credit.
PAGN298. SPECIAL TOPICS. 0.5-6 Hour.
(I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special
interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is offered only
once. Prerequisite: Instructor consent. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
Repeatable for credit under different titles.
PAGN398. SPECIAL TOPICS. 0.5-6 Hour.
(I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special
interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is offered only
once. Prerequisite: Instructor consent. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
Repeatable for credit under different titles.

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Energy
EBGN/
ENERGY ECONOMICS
3.0
ENGYnull330
General CSM Minor/ASI requirements can be
Total Hours
6.0
found here (p. 40).
Energy-related Courses: Fossil Energy Track
http://energyminor.mines.edu
PEGN102
INTRODUCTION TO PETROLEUM INDUSTRY
3.0
Programs Offered
Select three of the following:
9.0
ENGY310
FOSSIL ENERGY
• Minor in Energy
CBEN408
NATURAL GAS PROCESSING
• Area of Special Interest in Energy
CBEN409
PETROLEUM PROCESSES
GEGN438
PETROLEUM GEOLOGY
Program Educational Objectives
PEGN251
FLUID MECHANICS
The discovery, production, and use of energy in modern societies
PEGN305
COMPUTATIONAL METHODS IN PETROLEUM
has profound and far-reaching economic, political, and environmental
ENGINEERING
effects. As energy is one of CSM's core statutory missions, several CSM
PEGN308
RESERVOIR ROCK PROPERTIES
departments have come together to offer Minor and Area of Special
PEGN311
DRILLING ENGINEERING
Interest (ASI) programs related to Energy. The 18-credit Energy Minor
PEGN361
COMPLETION ENGINEERING
adds value to any CSM undergraduate degree program by not only
PEGN411
MECHANICS OF PETROLEUM PRODUCTION
addressing the scientific scientific and technical aspects of energy
PEGN419
WELL LOG ANALYSIS AND FORMATION
production and use but its broader social impacts as well. Students
EVALUATION
pursuing the Energy Minor may choose from three curricular tracks:
Fossil Energy, Renewable Energy, or General. The Energy Minor
PEGN422
ECONOMICS AND EVALUATION OF OIL AND
program is intended to provide engineering students with a deeper
GAS PROJECTS
understanding of the complex role energy technology plays in modern
PEGN/
PETROLEUM GEOSTATISTICS
societies by meeting the following learning objectives:
MNGNnull438
1. Students will gain a broad understanding of the scientific,
ENGY310
FOSSIL ENERGY
engineering, environmental, economic and social aspects of the
ENGY320
RENEWABLE ENERGY
production, delivery, and utilization of energy as it relates to the
ENGY340
NUCLEAR ENERGY
support of current and future civilization both regional and worldwide.
ENGY350
INTRODUCTION TO GEOTHERMAL ENERGY
2. Students will develop depth or breadth in their scientific and
engineering understanding of energy technology.
CBEN472
INTRODUCTION TO ENERGY TECHNOLOGIES
3. Students will be able to apply their knowledge of energy science and
EENG389
FUNDAMENTALS OF ELECTRIC MACHINERY
technology to societal problems requiring economic, scientific, and
MEGN461
THERMODYNAMICS II
technical analysis and innovation, while working in a multidisciplinary
EGGN589
DESIGN AND CONTROL OF WIND ENERGY
environment and be able to communicate effectively the outcomes of
SYSTEMS
their analyses in written and oral form.
EBGN340
ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY
General CSM Minor/ASI requirements can be found here (p. 40).
LAIS419
MEDIA AND THE ENVIRONMENT
LAIS423
ADVANCED SCIENCE COMMUNICATION
Program Requirements
LAIS424
RHETORIC, ENERGY AND PUBLIC POLICY
Minor in Energy:
LAIS489
NUCLEAR POWER AND PUBLIC POLICY
LAIS486
SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY POLICY
The Minor in Energy requires a minimum of 18 credit hours of acceptable
course work. All Energy Minors must take 9 credit hours:
Policy course (required for all Energy minors)
ENGY/
ENERGY AND SOCIETY
3.0
ENGY200
INTRODUCTION TO ENERGY
3.0
LAISnull490
EBGN/
ENERGY ECONOMICS
3.0
ENGYnull330
Total Hours
3.0
ENGY490
ENERGY AND SOCIETY *
3.0
The Area of Special Interest in Energy requires a minimum of 12 credit
or LAIS424
RHETORIC, ENERGY AND PUBLIC POLICY
hours of acceptable course work:
*
Either ENGY490 or LAIS424 can serve as the policy capstone
ENGY200
INTRODUCTION TO ENERGY
3.0
course.
EBGN/
ENERGY ECONOMICS
3.0
ENGYnull330
Introductory Courses
Two additional energy-related courses
6.0
ENGY200
INTRODUCTION TO ENERGY
3.0
Total Hours
12.0

180 Humanitarian Engineering
ENGY200
INTRODUCTION TO ENERGY
3.0
Teaching Professor
ENGY310
FOSSIL ENERGY
3.0
Charles Stone, Department of Physics
ENGY320
RENEWABLE ENERGY
3.0
ENGY330
ENERGY ECONOMICS
3.0
Teaching Associate Professors
ENGY340
NUCLEAR ENERGY
3.0
Linda Battalora , Department of Petroleum Engineering
ENGY350
INTRODUCTION TO GEOTHERMAL ENERGY
3.0
John M. Persichetti, Department of Chemical Engineering
ENGY490
ENERGY AND SOCIETY
3.0
ENGY497
SUMMER PROGRAMS
6.0
Humanitarian Engineering
Professors
General CSM Minor/ASI requirements can
Murray W. Hitzman , Department of Geology and Geological Engineering,
be found here (http://bulletin.mines.edu/
Charles F. Fogarty Professor of Economics Geology
undergraduate/undergraduateinformation/
Reuben Collins, Department of Physics
minorasi).
John Curtis, Department of Geology and Geological Engineering
Program Mission
Carol Dahl, Division of Economics and Business
To teach students how engineering can contribute to co-creating just and
sustainable solutions for communities.
Roderick G. Eggert, Division of Economics and Business, Division
Director
Program Educational Objectives
Ramona M. Graves, Department of Petroleum Engineering, Interim
To achieve its mission -- teach students how engineering can contribute
Department Head
to co-creating just and sustainable solutions for communities -- HE
graduates will be able to
Carl Mitcham, Division of Liberal Arts and International Studies
Reflect critically on the practices of engineering to know why, how,
Masami Nakagawa, Department of Mining Engineering
when and whether to use engineering in the co-creation of just and
P.K. Sen, Division of Engineering
sustainable solutions.
Serve communities effectively and responsibly in collaboratively
Roel Snieder, Department of Geophysics, Keck Foundation Professor of
identifying problems and defining and providing solutions that are just
Basic Exploration Science
and sustainable.
Design and build technologies that promote just and sustainable
P. Craig Taylor, Department of Physics
solutions.
Associate Professors
Map career trajectories (corporate, public, NGOs, academic) that will
enable them to work as engineers for just and sustainable solutions.
Linda Figueroa, Division of Environmental Science and Engineering
Programs Offered
John Heilbrunn, Division of Liberal Arts and International Studies
• Minor in Humanitarian Engineering (18 credit hours)
Andrew M. Herring, Department of Chemical Engineering
• Area of Special Interest in Humanitarian Engineering (12 credit)
Kathryn Johnson, Department of Mechanical Engineering
Program Requirements
Joseph Beach Jr., Department of Physics, Research
1.Humanitarian Engineering Minor Program
Timothy R. Ohno, Minor and Area of Special Interest Only, Director
(18 credit hours)
Marcelo Simoes, Division of Engineering
Intro Course (3 cr)
LAIS377
ENGINEERING AND SUSTAINABLE
3.0
Neal Sullivan, Associate Professor
COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
Assistant Professors
Area I Community, Culture & Social Justice (6 cr) Select two
of the following:
Eric Toberer , Department of Physics
LAIS325
CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY
3.0
Jason A. Delborne, Division of Liberal Arts and International Studies
LAIS342
COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT THROUGH
3.0
SERVICE LEARNING
Daniel Kaffine, Division of Economics and Business
or HNRS442
COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT THROUGH SERVICE
Jeffrey C. King, Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
LEARNING
LAIS430
CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
3.0
Jennifer Schneider, Division of Liberal Arts and International Studies
LAIS475
ENGINEERING CULTURES IN THE
3.0
DEVELOPING WORLD

Colorado School of Mines 181
LAIS478
ENGINEERING AND SOCIAL JUSTICE
3.0
LAIS490
ENERGY AND SOCIETY
3.0
LAIS490
ENERGY AND SOCIETY
3.0
EGGN301
HUMAN-CENTERED PROBLEM DEFINITION
3.0
Area II Engineering by Doing (EbD) (6 cr) Both courses below
EGGN401
PROJECTS FOR PEOPLE
3.0
are required:
EGGN301
HUMAN-CENTERED PROBLEM DEFINITION
3.0
Professor
(Required)
Juan Lucena, Humanitarian Engineering Program Director
EGGN401
PROJECTS FOR PEOPLE (Required)
3.0
Capstone Course (3 cr)
Associate professor
EGGN492
SENIOR DESIGN II (for CECS students)
3.0
Junko Munakata-Marr, Civil and Environmental Engineering Department
CEEN477
SUSTAINABLE ENGINEERING DESIGN (non
3.0
CECS students)
Assistant professor
Jessica Rolston, Division of Liberal Arts and International Studies
2. Area of Special Interest in Humanitarian
Engineering (12 credit hours)
Professor emeritus
Intro Course (3 cr)
F. Edward Cecil, Department of Physics
LAIS377
ENGINEERING AND SUSTAINABLE
3.0
COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
Teaching Associate Professors
Area I Community, Culture & Social Justice (6 cr) Select two
Jered Dean, Senior Design Director, College of Engineering and
of the following:
Computational Science
LAIS325
CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY
3.0
Cortney Holles, Division of Liberal Arts and International Studies
or HNRS315
EXPLORATIONS IN THE MODERN WORLD
LAIS342
COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT THROUGH
3.0
Leslie Light, Design EPICS Director
SERVICE LEARNING
or HNRS442
COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT THROUGH SERVICE
Adjunct Faculty
LEARNING
Mirna Mattjik, Program Coordinator & First Year Engineering Design
LAIS430
CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
3.0
Course Instructor
LAIS475
ENGINEERING CULTURES IN THE
3.0
Nicole Smith, Energy and Society Course Instructor
DEVELOPING WORLD
LAIS478
ENGINEERING AND SOCIAL JUSTICE
3.0
Ben Teschner, Corporate Social Responsibility Project Manger & Project
LAIS490
ENERGY AND SOCIETY
3.0
for People Course Instructor
Capstone Course (3 cr)
Lecturer
CEEN477
SUSTAINABLE ENGINEERING DESIGN
3.0
David Frossard, Engineering for Sustainable Community Development
3. Co-Curricular Activities
Course Instructor
Students interested in the Humanitarian Engineering (HE) Program are
strongly encouraged to join Engineers without Borders (EWB) in their first
Guy T. McBride, Jr. Honors
year at CSM to begin understanding the role of engineering in community
Program in Public Affairs
development. HE students are also encouraged to attend the HE Lecture
Series to gain new perspectives on the role of engineers in co-developing
2014-2015
solutions to problems faced by communities in the US and abroad.
General CSM Minor/ASI requirements can be
4. Senior Design Projects
found here (p. 40).
During their senior year capstone experience, HE students must select
HE projects in areas such as Community Development or Assistive
Program Education