Colorado
School of Mines
2009–2010
Undergraduate Bulletin

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Colorado School of Mines
Undergraduate Bulletin
2009–2010

Contents
Academic Calendar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Distributed Core . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Section 1–Welcome . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Combined Undergraduate/Graduate Programs . . . 41
Mission and Goals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Chemical Engineering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
The Academic Environment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Chemistry and Geochemistry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
Student Honor Code . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Economics and Business . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
Academic Integrity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Engineering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
Policy on Violation of Academic Integrity . . . . . . . . . 6
Environmental Science and Engineering . . . . . . . . 75
Procedures for Addressing Academic Misconduct . . 7
Geology and Geological Engineering . . . . . . . . . . . 79
Penalties for Academic Misconduct . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Oceanography . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86
Appeal Process for Academic Misconduct . . . . . . . . 7
Geophysics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87
History of CSM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Liberal Arts and International Studies . . . . . . . . . . . 93
Unique Programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Mathematical and Computer Sciences . . . . . . . . . 108
Location . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Metallurgical and Materials Engineering . . . . . . . . 117
Accreditation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Mining Engineering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125
Administration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Petroleum Engineering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131
Section 2–Student Life . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Physics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 136
Facilities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Bioengineering and Life Sciences . . . . . . . . . . . . 142
Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Energy Minor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 147
Activities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Materials Science . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 149
Student Honors. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
McBride Honors Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 151
Section 3–Tuition, Fees, Financial
Military Science. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 155
Assistance, Housing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Physical Education and Athletics . . . . . . . . . . . . . 160
Tuition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Section 6–Research Centers and Institutes . . 163
Fees . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Section 7–Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 172
Housing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Arthur Lakes Library . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 172
Payments and Refunds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Computing, Communications, & Information
Residency Qualifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Technologies (CCIT) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 172
College Opportunity Fund. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Copy Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 173
Financial Aid and Scholarships. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
CSM Alumni Association. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 173
Financial Aid Policies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Environmental Health and Safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . 173
Section 4–Living Facilities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Green Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 173
INTERLINK Language Center (ESL) . . . . . . . . . . 173
Residence Halls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
LAIS Writing Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 174
Dining Facilities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Off-Campus Study . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 174
Mines Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Office of International Programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 174
Fraternities, Sororities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Office of Technology Transfer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 174
Private Rooms, Apartments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Public Relations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 174
Section 5–Undergraduate Information . . . . . . . 23
Registrar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 175
Undergraduate Bulletin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Research Administration. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 175
Admission Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Special Programs and Continuing Education
Admission Procedures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
(SPACE) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 175
Academic Regulations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Telecommunications Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 175
Undergraduate Grading System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Women in Science, Engineering and
Academic Probation and Suspension. . . . . . . . . . . 30
Mathematics (WISEM) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 176
Access to Student Records . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Directory of the School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 177
General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Curriculum Changes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Policies and Procedures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 193
Undergraduate Degree Requirements . . . . . . . . . . 34
Affirmative Action . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 193
Undergraduate Programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Unlawful Discrimination Policy and Complaint
Course Numbering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Procedure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 193
Student Life. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Sexual Harassment Policy and Complaint
The Core Curriculum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Procedure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 197
Core Areas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Personal Relationships Policy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 199
Systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 201
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Academic Calendar
Fall Semester 2009
Confirmation deadline. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Aug. 24, Monday
Faculty Conference . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Aug. 24, Monday
Classes start (1) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Aug. 25, Tuesday
Graduate Students—last day to register without late fee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Aug. 28, Friday
Labor Day (Classes held) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sept. 7, Monday
Last day to register, add or drop courses without a “W” (Census Day). . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sept. 9, Wednesday
Fall Break . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Oct. 19 & 20, Monday & Tuesday
Midterm grades due . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Oct. 19, Monday
Last day to withdraw from a course—Continuing students . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Nov. 3, Tuesday
Priority Registration Spring Semester . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Nov. 16-20, Monday–Friday
Non-class day pior to Thanksgiving Break . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Nov. 25, Wednesday
Thanksgiving Break . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Nov. 26 –Nov. 27, Thursday–Friday
Last day to withdraw from a course—New students . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dec. 4, Friday
Last day to completely withdraw from CSM. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dec. 10, Thursday
Classes end . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dec. 10, Thursday
Dead Week . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dec. 7-Dec. 11, Monday-Friday
Dead Day . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dec. 11, Friday
Final exams. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dec. 12, 14-17 , Saturday, Monday–Thursday
Semester ends . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dec. 18, Friday
Midyear Degree Convocation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dec. 18, Friday
Final grades due . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dec. 21, Monday
Winter Recess . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dec. 19 –Jan. 12, Saturday–Tuesday
Spring Semester 2010
Confirmation deadline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jan. 12, Tuesday
Classes start (1) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jan. 13, Wednesday
Grad Students—last day to register without late fee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jan. 15, Friday
Last day to register, add or drop courses without a “W” (Census Day) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jan. 28, Thursday
Non-class day - Presidents’ Day. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Feb. 15, Monday
Midterms grades due. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . March 8, Monday
Spring Break . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . March 15-19, Monday-Friday
Last day to withdraw from a course—Continuing students . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . March 30, Tuesday
E-Days . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . April 8-10, Thursday–Saturday
Priority Registration, Field, Summer and Fall Term. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . April 12-16, Monday–Friday
Last day to withdraw from a course—New students. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . April 30, Friday
Last day to completely withdraw from CSM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . May 6, Thursday
Classes end . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . May 6, Thursday
Dead Week . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . May 3-May 7, Monday-Friday
Dead Day . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . May 7, Friday
Final exams . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . May 8, May 10-13 Saturday, Monday–Thursday
Semester ends . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . May 14, Friday
Commencement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . May 14, Friday
Final grades due . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . May 17, Monday
Field/Summer Sessions 2010
First Field Term First Day of Class and Summer Research, Registration (1) . . . . . . . . . . . May 17, Monday
Last day to register, add or drop courses without a “W”—Field Term and Summer Research (Census Day) . . May 21, Friday
Memorial Day (Holiday—No classes held). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . May 31, Monday
Last day to withdraw from First Field Term . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . June 11, Friday
First Field Term ends . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . June 25, Friday
Field Term grades due . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . June 28, Monday
Summer School First Day of Class, Registration (1). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . June 21, Monday
Last day to register, add or drop courses without a “W”—Summer School (Census Day) . . June 29, Tuesday
Independence Day (Holiday—No classes held) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . July 5, Friday
Second Field Term begins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . July 12, Monday
Last day to register, add or drop courses without a “W”—Second Field Term (Census Day) . July 16, Friday
Last day to withdraw from Summer School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . July 16, Friday
Last day to withdraw from Second Field Term . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Aug. 6, Friday
Summer School ends . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Aug. 13, Friday
Summer School grades due . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Aug. 16, Monday
Second Field Term ends . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Aug. 20, Friday
Second Field Term grades due . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Aug. 23, Monday
(1) Petition for changes in tuition classification due in the Registrar’s office for this term.
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2009–2010

Section 1 – Welcome
Mission and Goals
The Colorado School of Mines is consequently committed
Colorado School of Mines is a public research university
to serving the people of Colorado, the nation, and the global
devoted to engineering and applied science related to
community by promoting stewardship of the Earth upon
resources. It is one of the leading institutions in the nation
which all life and development depend. (Colorado School of
and the world in these areas. It has the highest admission
Mines Board of Trustees, 2000)
standards of any university in Colorado and among the high-
The Academic Environment
est of any public university in the U.S. CSM has dedicated
We strive to fulfill this educational mission through our
itself to responsible stewardship of the earth and its resources.
undergraduate curriculum and in an environment of commit-
It is one of a very few institutions in the world having broad
ment and partnership among students and faculty. The com-
expertise in resource exploration, extraction, production and
mitment is directed at learning, academic success and
utilization which can be brought to bear on the world’s press-
professional growth, it is achieved through persistent intel-
ing resource-related environmental problems. As such, it
lectual study and discourse, and it is enabled by professional
occupies a unique position among the world’s institutions of
courtesy, responsibility and conduct. The partnership invokes
higher education.
expectations for both students and faculty. Students should
The school’s role and mission has remained constant and
expect access to high quality faculty and to appropriate aca-
is written in the Colorado statutes as: The Colorado School of
demic guidance and counseling; they should expect access to
Mines shall be a specialized baccalaureate and graduate re-
a high quality curriculum and instructional programs; they
search institution with high admission standards. The Colo-
should expect to graduate within four years if they follow the
rado School of Mines shall have a unique mission in energy,
prescribed programs successfully; and they should expect to
mineral, and materials science and engineering and associ-
be respected as individuals in all facets of campus activity
ated engineering and science fields. The school shall be the
and should expect responsive and tactful interaction in their
primary institution of higher education offering energy, min-
learning endeavors. Faculty should expect participation and
eral and materials science and mineral engineering degrees
dedication from students, including attendance, attentiveness,
at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. (Colorado re-
punctuality and demonstrable contribution of effort in the
vised Statutes, Section 23-41-105)
learning process; and they should expect respectful interac-
Throughout the school’s history, the translation of its mis-
tion in a spirit of free inquiry and orderly discipline. We be-
sion into educational programs has been influenced by the
lieve that these commitments and expectations establish the
needs of society. Those needs are now focused more clearly
academic culture upon which all learning is founded.
than ever before. We believe that the world faces a crisis in
CSM offers the bachelor of science degree in Chemical
balancing resource availability with environmental protection
Engineering, Chemistry, Economics, Engineering, Engi-
and that CSM and its programs are central to the solution to
neering Physics, Geological Engineering, Geophysical
that crisis. Therefore the school’s mission is elaborated upon
Engineering, Mathematical and Computer Sciences, Metal-
as follows:
lurgical and Material Engineering, Mining Engineering, and
Colorado School of Mines is dedicated to educating stu-
Petroleum Engineering. A pervasive institutional goal for all
dents and professionals in the applied sciences, engineering,
of these programs is articulated in the Profile of the Colorado
and associated fields related to
School of Mines Graduate:
uthe discovery and recovery of the Earth’s resources,
uAll CSM graduates must have depth in an area of special-
utheir conversion to materials and energy,
ization, enhanced by hands-on experiential learning, and
utheir utilization in advanced processes and products,
breadth in allied fields. They must have the knowledge and
and
skills to be able to recognize, define and solve problems
uthe economic and social systems necessary to ensure
by applying sound scientific and engineering principles.
their prudent and provident use in a sustainable global
These attributes uniquely distinguish our graduates to bet-
society.
ter function in increasingly competitive and diverse techni-
cal professional environments.
This mission will be achieved by the creation, integration,
and exchange of knowledge in engineering, the natural sci-
uGraduates must have the skills to communicate informa-
ences, the social sciences, the humanities, business and their
tion, concepts and ideas effectively orally, in writing, and
union to create processes and products to enhance the qual-
graphically. They must be skilled in the retrieval, interpre-
ity of life of the world’s inhabitants.
tation and development of technical information by various
means, including the use of computer-aided techniques.
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uGraduates should have the flexibility to adjust to the ever
Academic Integrity
changing professional environment and appreciate diverse
The Colorado School of Mines affirms the principle that
approaches to understanding and solving society’s prob-
all individuals associated with the Mines academic commu-
lems. They should have the creativity, resourcefulness, re-
nity have a responsibility for establishing, maintaining and
ceptivity and breadth of interests to think critically about a
fostering an understanding and appreciation for academic in-
wide range of cross-disciplinary issues. They should be pre-
tegrity. In broad terms, this implies protecting the environ-
pared to assume leadership roles and possess the skills and
ment of mutual trust within which scholarly exchange
attitudes which promote teamwork and cooperation and to
occurs, supporting the ability of the faculty to fairly and ef-
continue their own growth through life-long learning.
fectively evaluate every student's academic achievements,
uGraduates should be capable of working effectively in an
and giving credence to the university's educational mission,
international environment, and be able to succeed in an in-
its scholarly objectives and the substance of the degrees it
creasingly interdependent world where borders between
awards.
cultures and economies are becoming less distinct. They
Policy on Violation of Academic
should appreciate the traditions and languages of other cul-
Integrity
tures, and value diversity in their own society.
Academic misconduct arises when a student violates the
uGraduates should exhibit ethical behavior and integrity.
principle of academic integrity. Such behavior erodes mutual
They should also demonstrate perseverance and have pride
trust, distorts the fair evaluation of academic achievements,
in accomplishment. They should assume a responsibility to
violates the ethical code of behavior upon which education
enhance their professions through service and leadership
and scholarship rest, and undermines the credibility of the
and should be responsible citizens who serve society, par-
university.
ticularly through stewardship of the environment.
Because of the serious institutional and individual ramifi-
Student Honor Code
cations, student misconduct arising from violations of aca-
Preamble: The students of Colorado School of Mines
demic integrity is not tolerated at Mines. If a student is found
(Mines) have adopted the following Student Honor Code
to have engaged in such misconduct, sanctions ranging from
(Code) in order to establish a high standard of student behav-
a disciplinary change of grade, to loss of institutional privi-
ior at Mines. The Code may only be amended through a stu-
leges, or in extreme cases, to academic suspension or dis-
dent referendum supported by a majority vote of the Mines
missal may be imposed.
student body. Mines students shall be involved in the en-
Some of the more common forms of misconduct related to
forcement of the Code through their participation in the Stu-
academic integrity are noted below as a guide. This list is not
dent Judicial Panel.
intended to be all inclusive, but rather to be illustrative of the
Code: Mines students believe it is our responsibility to pro-
practices the Mines faculty deem inappropriate.
mote and maintain high ethical standards in order to ensure
1. Dishonest Conduct - general conduct unbecoming a
our safety, welfare, and enjoyment of a successful learning
scholar. Examples include issuing misleading statements;
environment. Each of us, under this Code, shall assume re-
withholding pertinent information; not fulfilling, in a
sponsibility for our behavior in the area of academic integrity.
timely fashion, previously agreed to projects or activities;
As a Mines student, I am expected to adhere to the highest
or, verifying as true, things that are known to the student
standards of academic excellence and personal integrity
not to be true or verifiable.
regarding my schoolwork, exams, academic projects, and
research endeavors. I will act honestly, responsibly, and
2. Plagiarism - presenting the work of another as one's own.
above all, with honor and integrity in all aspects of my aca-
This is usually accomplished through the failure to ac-
demic endeavors at Mines. I will not misrepresent the work
knowledge the borrowing of ideas, data, or the words of
of others as my own, nor will I give or receive unauthorized
others. Examples include submitting as one's own work
assistance in the performance of academic coursework. I will
the work of another student, a ghost writer, or a commer-
conduct myself in an ethical manner in my use of the library,
cial writing service; quoting, either directly or para-
computing center, and all other school facilities and resources.
phrased, a source without appropriate acknowledgment;
By practicing these principles, I will strive to uphold the
or, using figures, charts, graphs or facts without appropri-
principles of integrity and academic excellence at Mines. I
ate acknowledgment. Inadvertent or unintentional misuse
will not participate in or tolerate any form of discrimination
or appropriation of another's work is nevertheless plagia-
or mistreatment of another individual.
rism.
3. Falsification/Fabrication - inventing or altering informa-
tion. Examples include inventing or manipulating data or
research procedures to report, suggest, or imply that partic-
ular results were achieved from procedures when such pro-
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cedures were not actually undertaken or when such results
the severity of the offence. All of this information must be
were not actually supported by the pertinent data; false ci-
transmitted to the Associate Dean of Students who keeps the
tation of source materials; reporting false information
Office of Academic Affairs informed of these circumstances.
about practical, laboratory, or clinical experiences; submit-
If guilt is admitted, the decision of the faculty member is
ting false excuses for absence, tardiness, or missed dead-
final and from which no appeal is permitted.
lines; or, altering previously submitted examinations.
Faculty members have broad discretion to address and re-
4. Tampering - interfering with, altering or attempting to alter
solve misconduct matters in a manner that is commensurate
university records, grades, assignments, or other docu-
with the infraction and consistent with the values of the Insti-
ments without authorization. Examples include using a
tution. This includes imposition of appropriate academic
computer or a forged document to change a recorded
sanctions for students involved in academically dishonest be-
grade; altering, deleting, or manufacturing any academic
havior. While faculty members will make reasonable efforts
record; or, gaining unauthorized access to a university
to maintain the confidentiality of the parties involved, if aca-
record by any means.
demic sanctions are to be imposed, a written summary of the
5. Cheating - giving, using, or attempting to give or use,
suspected infraction and the sanction to be imposed must be
unauthorized materials or aid with the intent of demon-
provided the accused student, the student's department
strating academic performance through fraudulent means.
head/division/program director, the Office of the Provost and
Examples include copying from another student's paper or
the Office of the Vice President for Student Life within 10
receiving unauthorized assistance on a quiz, test or exami-
business days of disclosure of the accusation.
nation; using books, notes or other devices such as calcula-
Penalties for Academic Misconduct
tors, PDAs and cell phones, unless explicitly authorized;
If, after confrontation, the student does not admit to com-
acquiring without authorization copies of examinations be-
mitting the offense, the charges and evidence will be submit-
fore the scheduled examination; or, copying reports, labo-
ted to the Student Judicial Panel through the Office of the
ratory work or computer files from other students.
Associate Dean of Students for resolution. In most cases,
Authorized materials are those generally regarded as being
substantiated charges of academic dishonesty will result in a
appropriate in an academic setting, unless specific excep-
grade of F in the course. However, in consultation with the
tions have been articulated by the instructor.
faculty member, a lesser penalty may be assessed. In in-
6. Impeding - negatively impacting the ability of other stu-
stances where a penalty is imposed, the Office of the Vice
dents to successfully complete course or degree require-
President for Student Life and the Office of the Provost must
ments. Examples include removing pages from books and
be notified for recording on official institutional records. As a
removing materials that are placed on reserve in the Li-
general rule, the presumptive disciplinary action in serious
brary for general use; failing to provide team members
instances or second offenses is an F in the course, suspension
necessary materials or assistance; or, knowingly dissemi-
and a notation on the student's transcript; the burden of con-
nating false information about the nature of a test or exam-
vincing the university that there are specific and significant
ination.
mitigating factors which should result in a lesser penalty is
the student's.
Procedures for Addressing Academic
Misconduct
Appeal Process for Academic
If a member of the Mines community has reasonable
Misconduct
grounds to suspect that a student or students have engaged in
Students charged with academic dishonesty must be af-
academically dishonest conduct, he or she has an obligation
forded a fair opportunity for a defense. Upon notification of a
to act on this suspicion in an appropriate fashion. Faculty
finding of academic dishonesty by the Student Judicial Panel
who suspect student(s) should inform the student(s) of the al-
and the associated penalties, the student may appeal the
legations, and attempt to resolve the issue directly. Students
Panel’s decision, in writing. The written appeal must be
who suspect other students of academically dishonest con-
made within five business days after the student receives the
duct should report the matter to the faculty member, the ap-
decision letter. The appeal will be heard by the Student Af-
propriate department head/division/program director, the
fairs Committee. The decision of the Student Affairs Com-
Provost, the Associate Provost, the Vice President for Student
mittee is final.
Life or the Associate Dean of Students. The information will
History of CSM
then be provided to the faculty member concerned. The fac-
In 1865, only six years after gold and silver were discov-
ulty member may personally determine whether academic
ered in the Colorado Territory, the fledgling mining industry
dishonesty has occurred, confront the student(s) with the
was in trouble. The nuggets had been picked out of streams
charge, and if guilt is admitted, impose a sanction such as a
and the rich veins had been worked, and new methods of ex-
grade of zero on a paper or an F in a course, depending on
ploration, mining, and recovery were needed.
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Early pioneers like W.A.H. Loveland, E.L. Berthoud,
of creating a new emerging discipline. A similar development
Arthur Lakes, George West and Episcopal Bishop George M.
is occurring in geo-engineering through the integration of
Randall proposed a school of mines. In 1874, the Territorial
aspects of civil engineering, geology and mining. CSM has
Legislature appropriated $5,000 and commissioned Loveland
played a leadership role in this kind of innovation over the
and a Board of Trustees to found the Territorial School of
last decade. Many degree programs offer CSM undergradu-
Mines in or near Golden. Governor Routt signed the Bill on
ate students the opportunity to begin work on a Graduate
February 9, 1874, and when Colorado became a state in
Certificate, Professional Master’s Degree, or Master’s De-
1876, the Colorado School of Mines was constitutionally es-
gree while completing the requirements for their Bachelor’s
tablished. The first diploma was awarded in 1883.
Degree. These combined Bachelors-Masters programs have
As CSM grew, its mission expanded from the rather nar-
been created by CSM faculty in those situations where they
row initial focus on nonfuel minerals to programs in petro-
have deemed it academically advantageous to treat BS and
leum production and refining as well. Recently it has added
MS degree programs as a continuous and integrated process.
programs in materials science and engineering, energy and
These are accelerated programs that can be valuable in fields
environmental engineering, and a broad range of other engi-
of engineering and applied science where advanced educa-
neering and applied science disciplines. CSM sees its mis-
tion in technology and/or management provides the opportu-
sion as education and research in engineering and applied
nity to be on a fast track for advancement to leadership
science with a special focus on the earth science disciplines
positions. These programs also can be valuable for students
in the context of responsible stewardship of the earth and its
who want to get a head start on graduate education.
resources.
Location
CSM long has had an international reputation. Students
Golden, Colorado has been the home for CSM since its in-
have come from nearly every nation, and alumni can be
ception. Located 20 minutes west of Denver, this community
found in every corner of the globe.
of 18,000 is located in the foothills of the Rockies. Skiing is
an hour away to the west. Golden is a unique community that
Unique Programs
serves as home to CSM, the Coors Brewing Company, the
Colorado School of Mines is an institution of engineering
National Renewable Energy Laboratory, a major U.S. Geo-
and applied science with a special focus in Earth, Energy,
logical Survey facility that also contains the National Earth-
Environment and Materials. As such, it has unique programs
quake Center, and the seat of Jefferson County. Golden once
in many fields. This is the only institution in the world, for
served as the territorial capital of Colorado.
example, that offers doctoral programs in all five of the
major earth science disciplines: Geology and Geological En-
Accreditation
gineering, Geophysics, Geochemistry, Mining Engineering
Colorado School of Mines is accredited through the doc-
and Petroleum Engineering. It has one of the few Metallurgi-
toral degree by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of
cal and Materials Engineering programs in the country that
the North Central Association, 30 North LaSalle Street, Suite
still focuses on the complete materials cycle from mineral
2400, Chicago, Illinois 60602-2504 – telephone (312) 263-
processing to finished advanced materials.
0456. The Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Ac-
In addition to these traditional programs which define the
creditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET),
institutional focus, the school is pioneering programs in inter-
111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202-4012 –
disciplinary areas. One of the most successful of these is the
telephone (410) 347-7700, accredits undergraduate degree
Engineering Division program, which currently claims more
programs in Chemical Engineering, Engineering, Engineer-
than one-third of the undergraduate majors. This program
ing Physics, Geological Engineering, Geophysical Engineer-
combines civil, electrical, environmental and mechanical
ing, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Mining
engineering in a nontraditional curriculum that is accredited
Engineering and Petroleum Engineering. The American
by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accred-
Chemical Society has approved the degree program in the
itation Board for Engineering and Technology, 111 Market
Department of Chemistry and Geochemistry.
Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202-4012 – telephone
Administration
(410) 347-7700. Another, at the graduate level, is the Master
General management of the School is vested by State
of International Political Economy of Resources. Such pro-
statute in a Board of Trustees, consisting of seven members
grams serve as models at CSM.
appointed by the governor. A non-voting student member is
elected annually by the student body and a non-voting fac-
While many of the programs at CSM are firmly grounded
ulty member is elected to serve a two-year term by the aca-
in tradition, they are all experiencing continual evolution and
demic faculty. Financial support comes from student tuition
innovation. Recent successes in integrating aspects of the
and fees and from the State through annual appropriations.
curriculum have spurred similar activity in other areas such
These funds are augmented by government and privately
as the geosciences. There, through the medium of computer
sponsored research, private gift support from alumni, corpo-
visualization, geophysicists and geologists are in the process
rations, foundations and other friends.
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Section 2- Student Life
Facilities
advises approximately twenty-five students. Transfer stu-
Student Center
dents who have successfully completed fewer than 17
The Ben H. Parker Student Center has recently undergone
semester hours register for the First-Year Advising and
a four million dollar renovation and addition. The building
Mentoring Program in their first semester at CSM. The
contains the offices for the Vice President of Student Life and
Admissions Office advises undecided transfer students, dur-
Dean of Students, the Director of Student Life, Housing,
ing their first year, who have successfully completed more
Conferences Services Office, Student Activities and Greek
than 17 semester hours. Students remain with their CSM101
Advisor, ASCSM Offices, and Student Groups. The Student
advisor until a major is declared. An advisor in the academ-
Center also contains the student dining hall, a food court,
ic department for the respective major advises students who
bookstore, and student lounges and TV room. There are also
have declared the major.
a number of meeting rooms and banquet facilities in the
Questions concerning work in a particular course should
Student Center. Another addition was completed during the
be discussed with the course instructor. The student's advisor
summer of 2001 which contains meeting rooms and banquet
can answer general academic program scheduling and ques-
facilities as well as the offices of Admissions/Financial Aid,
tions. Each first-year academic advisor serves as the aca-
Cashier, Student Development and Academic
demic advisor until the student officially declares an aca-
Services/Services for Students with Disabilities, International
demic major with the Registrar's Office. At that point, the
Student Services, Career Services and Registrar's Office.
departmental advisor assumes the role of registration advise-
Student Recreation Center
ment and PIN assignment. All students assigned a first-year
academic advisor will be issued a PIN for priority registra-
Completed in May, 2007, the 108,000 square foot Student
tion and must meet individually with their academic advisor
Recreation Center, located at the corner of 16th and Maple
for academic advising prior to receiving this PIN.
Streets in the heart of campus, provides a wide array of facili-
ties and programs designed to meet student's recreational and
Office for Student Development and Academic
leisure needs while providing for a healthy lifestyle. The
Services
Center contains a state-of-the-art climbing wall, an eight-
The Student Development and Academic Services Office
lane, 25 meter swimming and diving pool, a cardiovascular
(SDAS), located in the Student Center, serves as the person-
and weight room, two multi-purpose rooms designed and
al, academic and career counseling center. Through its vari-
equipped for aerobics, dance, martial arts programs and other
ous services, the center acts as a comprehensive resource for
similar activities, a competition gymnasium containing three
the personal growth and life skills development of our stu-
full-size basketball courts as well as seating for 2500 people,
dents. SDAS houses a library of over 300 books and other
a separate recreation gymnasium designed specifically for a
materials for checkout, and is home to CSM's Engineers
wide variety of recreational programs, extensive locker room
Choosing Health Options (ECHO), promoting wise and
and shower facilities, and a large lounge and juice bar facility
healthy decision making regarding students' use of alcohol
intended for relaxing, playing games or watching television.
and other drugs. Please visit http://counseling.mines.edu for
In addition to housing the Outdoor Recreation Program as
more information.
well as the Intramurals and Club Sports Programs, the Center
Counseling: Experienced, professional counselors offer
serves as the competition venue for the Intercollegiate Men
assistance in a variety of areas. Personal counseling for
and Women's Basketball Programs, the Intercollegiate
stress management, relationship issues, wellness education
Volleyball Program and the Men and Women's Intercollegiate
and/or improved self image are a few of the areas often
Swimming and Diving Program.
requested. Assertiveness, stress management, time manage-
Services
ment, gender issues, personal security, and compatibility
Academic Advising
with roommates are also popular interactive presentations.
First-year students are advised under the First-Year
SDAS works closely with other student life departments to
Advising and Mentoring Program (CSM101), to establish
address other issues.
immediate contact with an academic advisor/mentor in order
Academic Services: The staff often conducts workshops
to:
in areas of interest to college students, such as time manage-
ufacilitate the transition from high school to college,
ment, learning skills, test taking, preparing for finals and
uprovide guidance with course selection & registration,
college adjustment. Advising on individual learning skills is
uassess and monitor academic progress, and
also available. Please visit http://academicservices.mines.edu
uprovide referrals to appropriate campus resources.
for more information about tutoring programs, academic
counseling and CSM101.
Each first-year academic advisor, who is a member of the
academic faculty is assigned one section of CSM101 and
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Tutoring and Academic Excellence Workshops: Free
scription and over the counter medications. The health center
walk-in tutoring is available to all CSM students for most
also provides wellness education, immunizations, allergy
freshmen and sophomore courses. Tutoring in some upper
shots, flu shots, nutrition counseling and information regard-
division courses is available. Weekly academic excellence
ing a wide range of health concerns. Staff members are also
workshops in introductory calculus, chemistry, and physics
available to provide health-promotion events for students
are provided as well.
groups and residence hall program. The Students Health
Disability Services: This office serves students with doc-
Center is open Monday through Friday 8 A.M. -12 P.M.and
umented disabilities who are seeking academic accommoda-
1-4:45 P.M. It is staffed by RN's throughout the day.
tions or adjustments. OSSD coordinates CSM's efforts to
Physicians' coverage is provided by family practice physi-
comply with the broad mandates of Section 504 of the
cians who are on site for two hours daily and on-call at all
Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with
times.
Disabilities Act of 1990. Further information, application
Dental services are also provided at the Student Health
and documentation guidelines can be found on the Disability
Center. These services are provided by a dentist who has
Services website http://disabilities.mines.edu.
scheduled hours two days per week four hours per day.
International Student Affairs
Basic services such as x-rays, cleanings, fillings and extrac-
tions are available.
International student advising and international student
services are the responsibility of International Student and
To be eligible for care, students must be enrolled in four or
Scholar Services, located in the Student Center. The Inter-
more hours; have paid the Health Center fee if they are part
national Student and Scholar Services Office coordinates the
time and have a completed Health History Form on file at the
Host Family Program. Orientation programs for new inter-
Health Center. Supervised by Vice President and Dean of
national students are held at the beginning of each semester.
Student Life. Phone: (303) 273-3381; FAX: (303) 273-3623.
Visas and work permits are processed through the Inter-
Student Health Insurance
national Student Advisor at the International Student and
Colorado School of Mines requires that all degree-seeking
Scholar Services Office.
students, and all international students regardless of degree-
Office of International Programs/Study Abroad
seeking status, have comprehensive health insurance.
The Office of International Programs (OIP), a program in
Enrollment in the Student Health Insurance Plan is automat-
Academic Affairs located in Thomas Hall, room 204, devel-
ic, and students' accounts will be charged for the Student
ops international opportunities for students and faculty at
Health Insurance Plan premium unless a waiver is complet-
CSM, including study abroad programs. For information
ed. Domestic students must complete an online waiver prior
about the international activities of OIP, see p. 174.
to census date and international students must complete a
paper waiver and submit it to the International Student and
Identification Cards (BLASTER CARD)
Scholar Services Office prior to census date each academic
Blaster cards are made in the Student Activities Office in
year.
the Parker Student Center, and all new students must have a
card made as soon as possible after they enroll. Each
Immunizations
semester the Student Activities Office issues RTD Bus Pass
A health history form with immunization record confirm-
stickers for student ID’s, and students can replace lost,
ing proof of immunity to measles, mumps, rubella (MMR's)
stolen, or damaged Blaster Cards for a small fee.
is required for all students enrolled in four credit hours or
more or any student that has paid the Student Health Center
The Blaster Card can be used as a debit card to make
fee. The health history form will be send to students after
purchases from all campus vending machines, at all campus
they are accepted for admission and stated their intent to
food service facilities, at the campus bookstore, to use any
enroll. It must be returned to the Student Health Center
campus laundry facility as well as any campus copying
prior to enrollment in CSM.
machine, to check material out of the CSM Library and to
make purchases at the campus residence halls and may be
Proof of immunity consists of an official Certificate of
required to attend various CSM campus activities.
Immunization signed by a physician, nurse, or public health
official which documents two doses of each (measles,
Please visit the website at http://www.is.mines.edu/
mumps, and rubella). The Certificate must specify the type
BlasterCard for more information.
of vaccine and the dates (month, day, and year) of adminis-
Student Health Center
tration or written evidence of laboratory tests showing
The Student Health Center, located at 17th and Elm, pro-
immunity to measles, mumps, and rubella. Failure to meet
vides primary health care to CSM students and their spouses.
the immunization requirement will result in a hold on stu-
Students pay a $45 fee each semester which entitles them to
dents' registration until this information is received by the
unlimited visits with a physician or nurse as well as pre-
Student Health Center.
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The completed health history form is confidential and will
transfer students). It is an academic program which of-
be a student's medical record while at CSM. This record
fers 3 semester hours of credit in the major for engi-
will be kept in the Student Health Center. The record will
neering work experience, awarded on the basis of a
not be released unless the student signs a written release.
term paper written following the CO-OP term. The type
Motor Vehicles Parking
of credit awarded depends on the decision of the de-
partment, but in most cases is additive credit. CO-OP
All motor vehicles on campus must be registered with the
terms usually extend from May to December, or from
campus Department of Public Safety, 1812 Illinois Street,
January to August, and usually take a student off cam-
and must display a CSM parking permit. Vehicles must be
pus full time. Students must apply for CO-OP before
registered at the beginning of each semester or upon bring-
beginning the job (a no credit, no fee class), and must
ing your vehicle on campus, and updated whenever you
write learning objectives and sign formal contracts with
change your address.
their company's representative to ensure the educa-
Career Center
tional component of the work experience.
The CSM Career Center mission is to assist students in
uOn-campus interviewing - industry and government
developing, evaluating, and/or implementing career, educa-
representatives visit the campus to interview students
tion, and employment decisions and plans. Career develop-
and explain employment opportunities
ment is integral to the success of CSM graduates and to the
uResume referrals
mission of CSM. All Colorado School of Mines graduates
uEmployer searching resource
will be able to acquire the necessary skills to enable them to
uContinued services up to 24 months after graduation
successfully take personal responsibility for the management
of their own careers. Services are provided to all students
Standards, Codes of Conduct
and for all recent graduates, up to 24 months after gradua-
Students can access campus rules and regulations, includ-
tion.
ing the student code of conduct, student honor code, alcohol
In order to accomplish our mission, we provide a compre-
policy, sexual misconduct policy, the unlawful discrimina-
hensive array of career services:
tion policy and complaint procedure, public safety and park-
Career Advice and Counseling
ing policies, and the distribution of literature and free speech
policy, by visiting the Student Activities webpage at:
uResources to help choose a major
http://www.mines.edu/stu_life/activities/ and clicking on the
uIndividual resume and cover letter critiques
link “rules and regulations.” We encourage all students to
uIndividual job search advice
review the electronic document and expect that students
uPractice video-taped interviews
know and understand the campus policies, rules and regula-
Career Planning Services
tions as well as their rights as a student. Questions and com-
uCSM101 First-Year Advising and Mentoring Program -
ments regarding the above mentioned policies can be direct-
focusing on exploring and connecting with an aca-
ed to Student Activities located in the Student Center, Suite
demic major at Mines
172. Anyone having additional questions concerning these
uOnline resources for exploring careers and employers
regulations should contact the Dean of Students.
at http://careers.mines.edu
Student Publications
u"Career Digger" online - short bios describe what re-
Two student publications are published at CSM by the
cent grads are doing on their jobs
Associated Students of CSM. Opportunities abound for
u"Career Manual" online - resume writing, resume and
students wishing to participate on the staffs.
cover letter examples, and job search tips
uJob Search Workshops - successful company research,
The Oredigger is the student newspaper, published weekly
interviewing, networking skills
during the school year. It contains news, features, sports,
uSalary and "placement" information
letters and editorials of interest to students, faculty, and the
uCompany contact information
Golden community.
uGrad school information
The literary magazine, High Grade, is published each
uCareer resource library
semester. Contributions of poetry, short stories, drawings, and
Job Resources
photographs are encouraged from students, faculty and staff.
uCareer Day (Fall and Spring)
A Board of Student Publications acts in an advisory capacity
uOnline summer, part-time, and full-time entry-level job
to the publications staffs and makes recommendations on
postings at http://diggernet.net
matters of policy. The Public Affairs Department staff mem-
uCooperative Education Program - available to students
bers serve as daily advisors to the staffs of the Oredigger and
who have completed three semesters at CSM (two for
Prospector. The Division of Liberal Arts and International
Studies provides similar service to the High Grade.
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Veterans Counseling
Professional Asian Society of Engineers and Scientists
The Registrar’s Office provides veterans counseling serv-
(PASES) This is a branch of the Minority Engineering
ices for students attending the School and using educational
Program which acknowledges the Asian heritage by
benefits from the Veterans Administration.
involvement in various school activities, social activities,
and activities with the other Minority Engineering chap-
Tutoring
ters. PASES allows students with an Asian heritage or stu-
Individual tutoring in most courses is available through
dents interested in Asian heritage to assemble and voice
the Office for Student Development and Academic Services.
shared interests and associate in organized group activities
This office also sponsors group tutoring sessions and Aca-
which include attending Nuggets games, bowling, ice skat-
demic Excellence Workshops which are open to all interested
ing and numerous other activities.
CSM students. For more information about services and eli-
gibility requirements, contact the Student Development and
National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) is a non-
Academic Services office.
profit organization managed by students. It was founded
to promote the recruitment, retention and successful
Office of Women in Science, Engineering and
graduation of Black and other under-represented groups
Mathematics (WISEM)
in the field of engineering. NSBE operates through a
The WISEM office in Academic Affairs is located in 300
university-based structure coordinated through regional
Guggenheim Hall. The mission of WISEM is to enhance
zones, and administered by the National Executive
opportunities for women in science and engineering careers,
Board. The local chapters, which are the center of NSBE
to increase retention of women at CSM, and to promote equi-
activity, create and conduct projects in the areas of pre-
ty and diversity in higher education. The office sponsors pro-
college student interaction, university academic support
grams for women students and faculty and produces the
mechanisms and career guidance programs. “We instill
Chevron Lecture Series. For further information, contact:
pride and add value to our members which causes them
Debra K. Lasich, Executive Director of Women in Science,
to want to give back to NSBE in order to produce a con-
Engineering and Mathematics, Colorado School of Mines,
tinuum of success.”
1133 17th Street, Golden, CO 80401-1869, or call (303) 273-
Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) is a
3097.
non-profit organization that exists for the advancement of
Minority Engineering Program
Hispanic engineering (sciences) students to become profes-
The Minority Engineering Program is located in the CSM
sional engineers and scientists, to increase the number of
Student Center, lower level. The MEP meets the needs of
Hispanics entering into the field of engineering, and to
minority students by providing various student services,
develop and implement programs benefiting Hispanics
summer programs, recruitment, academic/retention programs
seeking to become engineers and scientists. Anyone inter-
(academic advising, academic excellence workshops, coun-
ested in joining may do so. SHPE is a national organiza-
seling, tutoring and peer study groups), professional/career
tion with student and professional chapters in nearly 100
development (leadership workshops, career development,
cities across the country. The organization is divided into
time management, study skills and national conferences),
five regions representing 76 student chapters. The SHPE
community outreach, and cultural and social activities.
organization is governed by a National Board of Directors
Working through student professional societies-American
which includes representatives from all regions including
Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES),
two student representatives.
Professional Asian Society of Engineers and Scientists
Activities
(PASES), National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE), and
The Office of Student Activities coordinates the various
Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE)- the
activities and student organizations on the Mines campus.
Office of Minority Engineering Program is a center for minor-
Student government, professional societies, living groups,
ity student activities, and a place for students to become a
honor societies, interest groups and special events add a
community of scholars with common goals and objectives in
balance to the academic side of the CSM community.
a comfortable learning environment.
Participants take part in management training, responsibility,
American Indian Science and Engineering Society
and leadership development. To obtain an up to date listing
(AISES) chapter was established at the Colorado School
of the recognized campus organizations or more information
of Mines in 1992. It is a peer support group for Native
about any of these organizations, contact the Student
American students pursuing science and engineering
Activities office.
careers. Its main goal is to help the students get through
college so they can then use those new skills to create a
better life for themselves and other Native Americans.
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Student Government
Winter Carnival, sponsored by Blue Key, is an all-school
Associated Students of CSM (ASCSM) is sanctioned by
ski day held each year at one of the nearby ski areas. In
the Board of Trustees of the School. The purpose of
addition to skiing, there are also fun competitions (snowman
ASCSM is, in part, to advance the interest and promote
contest, sled races, etc.) throughout the day.
the welfare of CSM and all of the students and to foster
Living Groups
and maintain harmony among those connected with or
Residence Hall Association (RHA) is a student-run organ-
interested in the School, including students, alumni,
ization developed to coordinate and plan activities for stu-
faculty, trustees and friends.
dents living in the Residence Halls. Its membership is repre-
Through funds collected as student fees, ASCSM strives
sented by students from each hall floor. Officers are elected
to ensure a full social and academic life for all students
each fall for that academic year.
with its organizations, publications, and special events. As
Social Fraternities, Sororities
the representative governing body of the students ASCSM
There are seven national fraternities and three national
provides leadership and a strong voice for the student
sororities active on the CSM campus. Fraternities and
body, enforces policies enacted by the student body,
Sororities offer the unique opportunity of leadership, service
works to integrate the various campus organizations, and
to one’s community, and fellowship. Greeks are proud of the
promotes the ideals and traditions of the School.
number of campus leaders, athletes and scholars that come
The Graduate Student Association was formed in 1991
from their ranks. Additionally, the Greek social life provides
and is recognized by CSM through the student govern-
a complement to the scholastic programs at Mines. Colorado
ment as the representative voice of the graduate student
School of Mines chapters are
body. GSA’s primary goal is to improve the quality of
Alpha Phi
Alpha Tau Omega
graduate education and offer academic support for gradu-
Beta Theta Pi
Kappa Sigma
ate students.
Phi Gamma Delta
Pi Beta Phi
The Mines Activity Council serves ASCSM as the campus
Sigma Alpha Epsilon
Sigma Kappa
special events board. The majority of all student campus
Sigma Nu
Sigma Phi Epsilon
events are planned by the MAC committees. These com-
Honor Societies
mittees are: Friday Afternoon Club (FAC), which pro-
Honor societies recognize the outstanding achievements of
vides comedians to the campus on most Fridays through-
their members in the areas of scholarship, leadership, and
out the academic year; Special Events which coordinates
service. Each of the CSM honor societies recognize different
events such as concerts, hypnotists, and one time specialty
achievements in our students. The Colorado School of Mines
entertainment; Off Campus Events which offers discount
honor societies, and their representative areas, are as follows:
tickets to locat events, Rockies, Nuggets, or Avalanche
Alpha Phi Omega - Service
games, theater performances, and concerts; and E-Days
Beta Beta Beta - Biology
and Homecoming.
Blue Key - Service, Scholarship, Activities
Kappa Kappa Psi - Music
Special Events
Kappa Mu Epsilon. - Mathematics
Engineers' Days festivities are held each spring. The
Order of Omega - Greek
three day affair is organized entirely by students. Contests
Phi Beta Delta - International
are held in drilling, hand-spiking, mucking, and oil-field
Pi Epsilon Tau - Petroleum Engineering
olympics to name a few. Additional events include a huge
Tau Beta Pi - Engineering
fireworks display, the Ore-Cart Pull to the Colorado State
Capitol, the awarding of scholarships to outstanding
Special Interest Organizations
Colorado high school seniors and an Engineers' Day concert.
Special interest organizations meet the special and unique
needs of the CSM student body by providing co-curricular
Homecoming weekend is one of the high points of the
activities in specific areas. These organizations include:
entire year’s activities. Events include a football rally and
Amnesty International
Anime Club
game, campus decorations, election of Homecoming queen
Association of Geoscience Students (AGS)
and beast, parade, burro race, and other contests.
Ballroom Dance
Band
International Day is planned and conducted by the
Bioengineering Club
Campus Crusade for Christ
International Council. It includes exhibits and programs
Capoeira Clubs
Choir
designed to further the cause of understanding among the
CSM Ambassadors
Earthworks
countries of the world. The international dinner and enter-
Fellowship of Christian Athletes
tainment have come to be one of the campus social events of
High Grade
Math Club
the year.
Mines Little Theatre
Non Traditional Students
Oredigger
Prospector
Students for Creative Anachronism
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International Student Organizations
Recreational Organizations
The International Student Organizations provide the
The recreation organizations provide the opportunity, for
opportunity to experience a little piece of a different culture
students with similar interests to participate as a group in
while here at Mines, in addition to assisting the students
these recreational activities. Most of the recreational organi-
from that culture adjust to the Mines campus. These organi-
zations compete on both the local and regional levels at tour-
zations are:
naments throughout the year. These clubs are:
Arab Student Organization
Bowling Club
Cycling Club
Chinese Student Association
Cheerleading
Ice Hockey Club
Indian Student Organization
Kayak Club
Kendo Club
Indonesian Student Association
Lacrosse Club
Men’s Volleyball
International Student Organization
Outdoor Club
Racquetball Club
Japanese Student Association
Rugby Club
Shooting Club
Muslim Student Association
Ski Club/Team
Tae Kwon Do Club
Turkish Student Association
Ultimate Frisbee
Water Polo Club
Professional Societies
Women’s Soccer
Professional Societies are generally student chapters of the
Outdoor Recreation Program
national professional societies. As a student chapter, the pro-
The Outdoor Recreation Program is housed at the Mines
fessional societies offer a chance for additional professional
Park Community Center. The Program teaches classes in
development outside the classroom through guest speakers,
outdoor activities; rents mountain bikes, climbing gear,
trips, and interactive discussions about the current activities
backpacking and other equipment; and sponsors day and
in the profession. Additionally, many of the organizations
weekend activities such as camping, snowshoeing, rock
offer internship, fellowship and scholarship opportunities.
climbing, and mountaineering.
The Colorado School of Mines chapters are as follows:
Student Honors
American Association of Drilling Engineers (AADE)
Awards are presented each year to members of the gradu-
American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG)
ating class and others in recognition of students who have
American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE)
maintained a superior scholastic record, who have distin-
American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical & Petroleum
guished themselves in school activities, and who have done
Engineers (AIME)
exceptional work in a particular subject.
American Institute of Professional Geologists (AIPG)
American Ceramic Society (Am. Cer. Soc.)
Robert F. Aldredge Memorial Award. A cash award, pre-
American Chemical Society
sented in geophysics for the highest scholastic average in
American Indian Science & Engineering Society (AISES)
geophysics courses.
American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
American Institute of Chemists Award. A one year
American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
membership, presented in chemistry and chemical engineer-
American Society of Metals (ASM International)
ing for demonstrated scholastic achievement, leadership, abil-
American Welding Society
ity, and character.
Asian Student Association (ASA)
Robert A. Baxter Award. A cash award, given for meritorious
Association of Engineering & Environmental Geologists
work in chemistry.
(AEG)
Association of General Contractors (AGC)
Charles N. Bell, 1906, Award. A Brunton transit is awarded
Institute of Electrical & Electronic Engineers (IEEE)
for completing the course in mining to the student demonstrat-
National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE)
ing the most progress in school work during each year.
Society of American Military Engineers (SAME)
The Blackwell Award for Excellence in Creative
Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)
Expression. A plaque and cash award are presented by the
Society of Economics and Business
Division of Liberal Arts and International Studies to a student
Society of Economic Geologists (SEG)
who has excelled in the evocative representation of the
Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE)
human condition through the genres of poetry, fiction, cre-
Society of Mining Engineers (SME)
ative non-fiction, music, or the artistic representation of aca-
Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE)
demic inquiry. The award is funded through the generosity of
Society of Physics Students (SPS)
J. Michael Blackwell, Class of 1959.
Society of Student Geophysicists (SSG)
The Brunton Award in Geology. A Brunton transit is award-
Society of Women Engineers (SWE)
ed in recognition of highest scholastic achievement and inter-
The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society of AIME
est in and enthusiasm for the science of geology.
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Hon. D. W. Brunton Award. A Brunton transit, provided for
John C. Hollister Award. A cash award is presented to the
by Mr. Brunton, is awarded for meritorious work in mining.
most deserving student in Geophysics and is not based solely
The Leo Borasio Memorial Award. A plaque and cash
on academic performance.
award presented each year to the outstanding junior in the
Robert M. Hutchinson Award for Excellence in Geological
McBride Honors Program. Mr. Borasio was a 1950 graduate
Mapping. An engraved Brunton Compass given in recogni-
of the School of Mines.
tion of this phase of Geological Engineering.
Clark B. Carpenter Award. A cash award given to the gradu-
Henry W. Kaanta Award. A cash award and plaque is pre-
ating senior in mining or metallurgy who, in the opinion of
sented to a graduating senior majoring in extractive metallur-
the seniors in mining and metallurgy and the professors in
gy or mineral processing for the outstanding paper written on
charge of the respective departments, is the most deserving of
a laboratory procedure or experimental process.
this award.
Maryanna Bell Kafadar Humanities Award. A plaque and
Clark B. Carpenter Research Award. A cash award present-
cash award are presented by the Division of Liberal Arts and
ed in honor of Professor Clark B. Carpenter to a student or
International Studies to a graduating senior for excellence in
students, undergraduate or graduate, selected by the
the study of the humanities and for contributions to the cul-
Department of Metallurgical Engineering on the basis of
tural life of the campus. The award is funded through the
scholastic ability and accomplishment. This award derives
generosity of the late Ahmed D. Kafadar, Classes of 1942 and
from an endowment by Leslie E. Wilson, E.M., 1927.
1943, 1986 Distinguished Achievement Medal for significant
Mary and Charles Cavanaugh Memorial Award. A cash
achievements in the mineral industries, and 1987-88
award given in metallurgy based on scholarship, professional
Honorary Doctor of Engineering, in memory of his wife,
activity, and participation in school activities.
Maryanna Bell Kafadar.
Colorado Engineering Council Award. A silver medal pre-
Alan Kissock, 1912, Award. A cash award is presented in
sented for excellence in scholarship, high integrity, and gen-
metallurgy for best demonstrating the capability for creativity
eral engineering ability.
and the ability to express it in writing.
Distinguished Military Graduate. Designated by the ROTC
George C. Marshall Award. A certificate, an official biogra-
professor of military science for graduating seniors who pos-
phy of General Marshall and an expense paid trip to the
sess outstanding qualities of leadership and high moral char-
National Security Conference sponsored by the Marshall
acter, and who have exhibited a definite aptitude for and
Foundation, is presented to the most outstanding ROTC cadet
interest in military service.
who demonstrates those leadership and scholastic qualities
which epitomized the career of General Marshall.
Dwight D. “Ike” Eisenhower Award. Provided for by Mr.
and Mrs. R. B. Ike Downing, $150 and a plaque is awarded
Metallurgical Engineering Faculty Award. An engraved
to the outstanding ROTC cadet commissioned each year,
desk set is presented from time to time by the faculty of the
based on demonstrated exemplary leadership within the
department to a graduating senior who, by participation in
Corps of Cadets and academic excellence in military science.
and contribution to campus life, and by academic achieve-
ment, has demonstrated those characteristics of a well-round-
Prof. Everett Award. A cash award presented to an outstand-
ed graduate to which CSM aspires.
ing senior in mathematics through the generosity of Frank
Ausanka, ’42.
Evan Elliot Morse Memorial Award. A cash award is pre-
sented annually to a student in physics who, in the opinion of
Cecil H. Green Award. A gold medal given to the graduating
the Physics Department faculty, has shown exceptional com-
senior in geophysical engineering, who in the opinion of the
petence in a research project.
Department of Geophysics, has the highest attainment in the
combination of scholastic achievement, personality, and
Old Timers’ Club Award. A suitable gift is presented to a
integrity.
graduating senior who, in the opinion of the Department of
Mining Engineering, has shown high academic standing in
The Neal J. Harr Memorial Outstanding Student Award.
coal mining engineering and potential in the coal industry.
Provided by the Rocky Mountain Association of Geologists,
the award and rock hammer suitably engraved, presented in
The Frank Oppenheimer Memorial Science and Society
geology for scholastic excellence in the study of geology with
Award. A plaque and cash award are presented jointly by
the aim of encouraging future endeavors in the earth sciences.
the Division of Liberal Arts and International Studies and the
Department of Physics to a freshman for excellence in writ-
Harrison L. Hays, ’31, Award. A cash award presented in
ing in the core course "Nature and Human Values" for a writ-
chemical and petroleum-refining for demonstrating by schol-
ten work which examines social, ethical, economic, and/or
arship, personality, and integrity of character, the general
political issues.
potentialities of a successful industrial career.
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Outstanding Graduating Senior Awards. A suitably
The Arthur B. Sacks Award for Excellence in
engraved plaque is presented by each degree-granting depart-
Environmental Sustainability. A plaque and cash award
ment to its outstanding graduating senior.
are presented by the Division of Liberal Arts and
H. Fleet Parsons Award. A cash award presented for out-
International Studies to a graduating senior or graduating
standing service to the School through leadership in student
graduate student who has excelled in studying and raising
government.
awareness of environmental sustainability as informed by the
Brundtland Commission's definition of sustainable develop-
Maxwell C. Pellish, 1924, Academic Achievement Award.
ment. The award is funded through the generosity of Dr.
A suitably engraved plaque presented to the graduating senior
Arthur B. Sacks, Professor in the Division of Liberal Arts and
with the highest cumulative grade point average who has had
International Studies and his wife, Normandy Roden Sacks.
a minimum of 6 semesters at CSM.
Ryan Sayers Memorial Award. Presented to a graduating
The Thomas Philipose Outstanding Senior Award. A
senior in Engineering Physics and/or Mathematical and
plaque and cash award, presented to a senior in the McBride
Computer Sciences in recognition of outstanding academic
Honors Program in Public Affairs for Engineers whose schol-
achievement and performance of significant research as an
arship, character, and personality best exemplify the ideals of
undergraduate.
the program as determined by the Committee of tutors.
William D. Waltman, 1899, Award. Provided for by Mr.
Physics Faculty Distinguished Graduate Award. Presented
Waltman, a cash award and suitably engraved plaque is pre-
from time to time by the faculty of the department to graduat-
sented to the graduating senior whose conduct and scholar-
ing engineering physics seniors with exceptionally high aca-
ship have been most nearly perfect and who has most nearly
demic achievement in physics.
approached the recognized characteristics of an American
George R. Pickett Memorial Award. A cash award pre-
gentleman or lady during the recipient’s entire collegiate
sented to a graduating senior on the basis of demonstrated
career.
interests and accomplishments in the study of borehole geo-
H.G. Washburn Award. A copy of De Re Metallica by
physics.
Agricola is awarded in mining engineering for good scholas-
President’s Senior Scholar Athlete Award. A plaque pre-
tic record and active participation in athletics.
sented to the graduating senior who has the highest academic
Charles Parker Wedgeforth Memorial Award. Presented
average and who lettered in a sport in the senior year.
to the most deserving and popular graduating senior.
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Section 3 - Tuition, Fees,
Financial Assistance, Housing
Tuition and fees are established by the Board of Trustees
Alpha Phi Sorority . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $4,460
of the Colorado School of Mines following the annual budget
Pi Phi Sorority . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $4,460
process and action by the Colorado General Assembly and
Governor.
Sigma Kappa Sorority . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $4,460
All CSM owned Fraternity and Sorority
Undergraduate Tuition
Houses—Summer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $64/week
The official tuition and approved charges for the 2009-
2010 academic year will be available prior to the start of the
Resident Meal Plans
2009-2010 academic year located at
Marble. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $3,775 (per year)
19 meals/week + $50 Munch Money/semester
http://www.is.mines.edu/budget/budget_current/tuition_rates.pdf
Quartz . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $3,775 (per year)
Fees
15 meals/week + $100 Munch Money/semester
The official fees, approved charges, and fee descriptions
Granite . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $3,775 (per year)
for the 2009-2010 academic year will be available prior to
150 meals/semester + $175 Munch Money/semester
the start of the 2009-2010 academic year and can be found
Topaz (Mines Park & Jones Road Residents Only)
at: http://www.is.mines.edu/budget/budget_current/fees.pdf.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $3,775 (per year)
Please note that in all instances, the costs to collect fees
125 meals/semester + $250 Munch Money/semester
are not reimbursed to the Student Receivables Office. The
Field Session (Six weeks)
Colorado School of Mines does not automatically assess any
Double Room . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $415
optional fees or charges.
Single Room. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $705
Housing
Summer Session (Eight weeks)
NOTE: Room and board charges are established by the
Double Room . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $530
Board of Trustees (BOT) and are subject to change. Payment
Single Room. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $840
of room and board charges falls under the same guidelines as
Mines Park*
payment of tuition and fees. Rates below are in effect for the
Family Housing
2009-2010 Academic year. Included is a “flexible” meal plan
1 Bedroom. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $683/month
which guarantees students a designated number of meals per
2 Bedroom. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $790/month
week or per semester and gives them between $50.00 -
Apartment Housing
$350.00 to spend as they wish on additional meals or any of
1 Bedroom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $683
the other food service establishments. For more information,
2 Bedroom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $923
please contact the Student Life Office at (303) 273-3350.
3 Bedroom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1,230
Rates for 2009-2010 (per year)
*Tenant pays gas and electricity.
Residence Halls (Students must choose a meal plan)
CSM pays water/sewer/public electric. Tenant pays
Morgan/Thomas/Bradford/Randall Halls
$18.50/month per phone line (optional).
Double Room . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $4,176
Residence Hall Application
Single Room . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $4,945
Double Room as Single. . . . . . . . . . . . $5,312
Information and application for residence hall space is
included in the packet offering admission to the student.
WeaverTowers
Students desiring accommodations are requested to forward
Double Room . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $4,448
their inquiries at the earliest possible date.
Single Room . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $5,176
Double Room as Single. . . . . . . . . . . . $5,623
The submission of a room application does not in itself
“E” Room, Single . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $5,572
constitute a residence hall reservation. A residence hall con-
Residence Hall Association Fee . . . . $50 included above
tract will be mailed to the student to be signed by the student
and his or her parents and returned to the Residence Life
Residence Halls at Mines Park (freshmen only)
Office. Only upon receipt and written acknowledgement of
Double occupancy room . . . . . . . . . . . $4,408
the residence hall contract by the Residence Life Office will
Single occupancy room . . . . . . . . . . . . $5,181
the student be assured of a room reservation.
Sigma Nu House . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $4,120
Rooms and roommates are assigned in accordance with
FIJI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $4,563
student preference insofar as possible, with earlier applica-
tions receiving priority.
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Advance Deposits
Refunds
An advance deposit made payable to Colorado School of
Refunds for tuition and fees are made according to the follow-
Mines must accompany each application received. This de-
ing policy:
posit will be refunded in full (or in part if there are charges
P The amount of tuition and fee assessments is based pri-
against the room) when the student leaves the residence hall.
marily on each student’s enrolled courses. In the event a
If a student wishes to cancel a residence hall reservation,
student withdraws from a course or courses, assessments
$75 of the deposit will be refunded if notice of the cancella-
will be adjusted as follows:
tion is received in writing by the Residence Life Office on or
P If the withdrawal is made prior to the end of the add/drop
before May 1 of the current year.
period for the term of enrollment, as determined by the
Contracts are issued for the full academic year and no can-
Registrar, tuition and fees will be adjusted to the new
cellation will be accepted after May 1, except for those who
course level without penalty.
P
decide not to attend CSM. Those contracts separately issued
If the withdrawal from a course or courses is made after
only for entering students second semester may be cancelled
the add/drop period, and the student does not officially
no later than December 1. After that date no cancellation will
withdraw from school, no adjustment in charges will be
be accepted except for those who decide not to attend CSM.
made.
P If the withdrawal from courses is made after the add/drop
Payments and Refunds
period, and the student withdraws from school, tuition
Payment Information
and fee assessments will be reduced according to the fol-
A student is expected to complete the registration process,
lowing schedule:
including the payment of tuition and fees, room and board,
P Within the 7 calendar days following the end of the
before attending class. Students can mail their payment to:
add/drop period, 60 percent reduction in charges.
P
Cashier
Within the next following 7 calendar days, a 40 percent
1600 Maple Street
reduction in charges.
P
Colorado School of Mines
Within the next following 7 calendar days, a 20 percent
Golden, CO 80401-1887
reduction in charges.
P After that period, no reduction of charges will be made.
Financial Responsibility
The schedule above applies to the Fall and Spring semesters.
It is important for students to recognize their financial
The time periods for the Summer sessions - Field and Summer -
responsibilities when registering for classes at the school. If
will be adjusted in proportion to the reduced number of days in
students do not fulfill their financial obligations by published
these semesters.
deadlines:
P
Room and board refunds are pro-rated to the date of checkout
Late payment penalties will accrue on any outstanding
from the Residence Hall. Arrangements must be made with the
balance.
P
Housing Office. Student health insurance charges are not refund-
Transcripts will not be issued.
P
able. The insurance remains in effect for the entire semester.
Past due accounts will be turned over to Colorado
Central Collection Services in accordance with Colo-
PLEASE NOTE: Students receiving federal financial aid
rado law.
under the Title IV programs may have a different refund deter-
P Collection costs will be added to a student’s account.
mined as required by federal law or regulations.
P The student’s delinquency may be reported to national
State of Colorado Residency
credit bureaus.
Late Payment Penalties
Qualifications
A penalty will be assessed against a student if payment is
A student is classified as a resident or nonresident for tuition
not received in full by the official day of registration. The
purposes at the time admission is granted. The classification is
penalty is described in the schedule of courses for each
based upon information furnished by the student. The student
semester. If payment is not completed by the sixth week of
who, due to subsequent events, becomes eligible for resident tu-
class, the student may be officially withdrawn from classes.
ition must make formal application to the Registrar for a change
Students will be responsible for all collection costs.
of status.
Encumbrances
A student who willfully gives wrong information to evade
payment of nonresident tuition shall be subject to serious disci-
A student will not be permitted to register for future
plinary action. The final decision regarding tuition status rests
classes, graduate, or secure an official transcript of his/her
with the Tuition Appeals Committee of Colorado School of
academic record while indebted in any way to CSM. Stu-
Mines.
dents will be responsible for payment of all reasonable costs
of collection.
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Resident Students
if the petitioner resides in the home), any other factor peculiar
A person whose legal residence is permanently established
to the individual which tends to establish the necessary intent
in Colorado may continue to be classified as a resident stu-
to make Colorado one’s permanent place of habitation.
dent so long as such residence is maintained even though cir-
Nonresident students wishing to obtain further information
cumstances may require extended absences from the state.
on the establishment of residency or to apply for resident
Qualification for resident tuition requires both (1) proof of
status should contact the Registrar’s Office. The “Petition for
adoption of the state as a fixed and permanent home, demon-
In-State Tuition Classification” is due in the Registrar’s
strating physical presence within the state at the time of such
Office by the first day of classes of the term the student is
adoption, together with the intention of making Colorado the
requesting resident status.
true home; and (2) living within the state for 12 consecutive
College Opportunity Fund
months immediately prior to the first day of classes for any
The College Opportunity Fund provides State financial
given term.
support to eligible students for higher education. It was cre-
These requirements must be met by one of the following:
ated by an Act of the Colorado State Legislature and signed
(a) the father, mother, or guardian of the student if an
into law by Governor Owens in May 2004.
unemancipated minor, or (b) the student if married or over
What does it mean? In the past, the State gave money di-
22, or (c) the emancipated minor.
rectly to the colleges. Now, if you authorize use of the
The home of the unemancipated minor is assumed to be
stipend for any given term, the college you are attending will
that of the parents, or if there is a legal guardian of the
receive the funding, and you will see it appear as a credit on
student, that of such guardian. If the parents are separated
your tuition bill.
or divorced and either separated or divorced parent meet the
Who is eligible? Undergraduate students who are eligible
Colorado residency requirements, the minor also will be
for in-state tuition, and who apply for COF, are admitted to
considered a resident. Statutes provide for continued resi-
and enrolled in an eligible institution of higher education,
dent status, in certain cases, following parents’ moving
and who authorize the institution to collect the funds on their
from Colorado. Please check Colorado Revised Statutes
behalf. Once enrolled at the Colorado School of Mines, the
1973, 23-7-103(2)(m)(II) for exact provisions. In a case
student must authorize the School to collect these funds from
where a court has appointed a guardian or granted custody,
the state on the student's behalf. Once authorized, the School
it shall be required that the court certify that the primary
will continue to collect these funds on the student's behalf
purpose of such appointment was not to qualify the minor
unless and until the student chooses to revoke the authoriza-
for resident tuition status.
tion.
Nonresident Students
How much is the stipend? It will vary. The amount will be
To become a resident of Colorado for tuition classification
determined each year by the Colorado Legislature.
under state statutes, a student must be domiciled in Colorado
for one year or more immediately preceding the first day of
For additional information please refer to:
class for the semester for which such classification is sought.
Colorado School of Mines website:
A person must be emancipated before domicile can be estab-
http://www.mines.edu/admin/cof/
lished separate from the domicile of the parents. Emancipa-
Colorado Commission on Higher Education's website:
tion for tuition purposes takes place automatically when a
http://www.state.co.us/cche/
person turns 23 years of age or marries.
The College Opportunity Fund website:
The establishment of domicile for tuition purposes has two
https://cof.college-access.net/cofapp/
inseparable elements: (1) a permanent place of habitation in
Colorado and (2) intent to remain in Colorado with no intent
Financial Aid and Scholarships
to be domiciled elsewhere. The twelve-month waiting period
Undergraduate Student Financial Assistance
does not begin until both elements exist. Documentation of
The role of the CSM Financial Assistance Program is to
the following is part of the petitioning process to document
enable students to enroll and complete their educations, re-
physical presence: copies of rental arrangements, rent re-
gardless of their financial circumstances. In fulfilling this
ceipts, copy of warranty deed if petitioner owns the personal
role, the Office of Financial Aid administered over $29 mil-
residence property and verification of dates of employment.
lion in total assistance in 2007-2008, including over $13.0
Documentation of the following is part of the petitioning
million in grants and scholarships. Additional information
process to document intent: Colorado drivers license, motor
may be found at the CSM financial aid web site, www.fi-
vehicle registration (as governed by Colorado Statute), voter
naid.mines.edu.
registration, payment of Colorado state income taxes, owner-
ship of residential real estate property in the state (particularly
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Applying for Assistance
Athletic scholarships may be awarded to promising stu-
The CSM Application for Admission serves as the application
dent-athletes in seventeen men’s and women’s sports. The
for CSM merit-based scholarships for new students (except for
scholarships are renewable for up to three years, based on the
the Engineers' Days Scholarship which is an essay contest run by
recommendation of the Athletics Department.
a student government committee, and the Athletic and Military
Army ROTC scholarships are available from CSM and
Science Departments which have their own application proce-
the U.S. Army for outstanding young men and women who
dures for their scholarships). Continuing students may be recom-
are interested in a military career. The one, two, three, and
mended by their major department for scholarships designated
four-year scholarships can provide up to full tuition and fees,
for students from that department. To apply for need-based
a book allowance, and a monthly stipend for personal ex-
CSM, federal and Colorado assistance, students should complete
penses. The CSM Military Science Department assists stu-
the Free Application for Federal Student Aid.
dents in applying for these scholarships.
After the student’s and family’s financial circumstances
U.S. Navy Scholarships through the Civil Engineering
are reviewed, a financial aid award is sent to the student.
Program, Nuclear Power Officer Program, and Baccalaureate
New students are sent an award letter beginning in late
Degree Completion Program are also available to CSM stu-
March, and continuing students are notified in mid May.
dents. The local Navy Recruiting District Office provides in-
Types of Financial Assistance
formation about these scholarships.
Need-based assistance will typically include grants, part-
U.S. Air Force ROTC Scholarships are available from
time employment, and student loans. Grants are provided by
CSM and the U.S. Air Force. The three and four year schol-
CSM, by the State of Colorado (Colorado State Grants), and
arships can provide up to full tuition, fees, a book allowance,
by the federal government (Pell Grants and Supplemental
and a stipend. Further information is available through the
Educational Opportunity Grants).
Department of Aerospace Studies at the University of Col-
Work Study funds also come from CSM, Colorado and
orado Boulder (the official home base for the CSM detach-
the federal government. Students work between 8 and 10
ment).
hours a week, and typically earn between $500 to $1,500 to
In addition to scholarships through CSM, many students
help pay for books, travel, and other personal expenses.
receive scholarships from their hometown civic, religious or
Student Loans may be offered from two federal programs:
other organizations. All students are urged to contact organi-
the Perkins Student Loan, or the Stafford Student Loan.
zations with which they or their parents are affiliated to inves-
tigate such scholarships. The Financial Aid Office reserves
Supplemental student loans may also be offered through
the right, unless otherwise instructed by the student, to release
private bank loan programs.
the student’s information to scholarship providers for the pur-
The Alumni Association of CSM administers a loan pro-
pose of assisting students in obtaining scholarships.
gram designed to assist juniors and seniors who have ex-
hausted their other sources of funds. These are short term
Financial Aid Policies
loans which require repayment within three years after grad-
General
uation, and have been made available through the contribu-
CSM students requesting or receiving financial assistance
tions of CSM alumni.
sponsored by the U.S. Government, the State of Colorado, or
the Colorado School of Mines are required to report to the
Merit-based assistance is offered to recognize students
CSM Financial Aid Office all financial assistance offered or
who have special talents or achievements. Academic awards
received from all sources including CSM immediately upon
to new students are made on the basis of their high school
receipt or notification of such assistance. For the purpose of
records and SAT or ACT test scores. Continuing students re-
this paragraph, “financial assistance” shall include, but not be
ceive scholarships based on their academic performance at
limited to, grants, scholarships, fellowships, or loans funded
CSM, particularly in their major field of study, and on finan-
by public or private sources, as well as all income not consid-
cial need.
ered taxable income by the Internal Revenue Service. Upon
Alumni Association Grants are awarded to students who
receipt of this information, CSM shall evaluate, and may ad-
are children of alumni who have been active in the CSM
just any financial assistance provided to the student from
Alumni Association for the two years prior to the student’s
CSM, Colorado, or federal funds. No student shall receive
enrollment. The one-year grants carry a value of $1,000. The
financial assistance from CSM if such student’s total assis-
students may also receive a senior award, based on their aca-
tance from all sources exceeds the total cost of the student’s
demic scholarship, and the availability of funds.
education at CSM. For the purpose of this paragraph, the
Engineers’ Day Scholarships are available to Colorado
“total cost of education” shall be defined to include the cost
residents. Based on high school records, an essay, and other
of tuition, fees, books, room and board, necessary travel, and
information, a CSM Student Government committee selects
reasonable personal expenses.
students for these four-year awards.
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Funds for the Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental
Study Abroad
Educational Opportunity Grant, Federal College Work-Study
Students who will be studying abroad through a program
Program, Federal Perkins Loan, Federal Stafford Loan, and
sponsored by CSM may apply for all forms of financial assis-
Federal Parent Loan for Undergraduate Students are provided
tance as if they were registered for and attending classes at CSM.
in whole or part by appropriations of the United States Con-
Financial assistance will be based on the student’s actual ex-
gress. The Colorado General Assembly provides funds for
penses for the program of study abroad.
the Colorado Grant, Colorado Leveraging Educational Assis-
For additional information about Study Abroad opportunities,
tance Program, Colorado Centennial Scholarship, Colorado
contact the Office of International Programs, Thomas 204; (303)
Athletic Scholarship, and Colorado Work-Study programs.
384-2121.
These programs are all subject to renewed funding each year.
Refunds
Satisfactory Academic Progress
If students completely withdraw from all of their classes dur-
CSM students receiving scholarships must make satisfactory
ing a semester, they may be eligible for a refund (a reduction in
academic progress as specified in the rules and regulations for
tuition and fees, and room or board if they live on campus, and a
each individual scholarship.
return of funds to the financial aid programs from which the stu-
Students receiving assistance from federal, Colorado or need-
dent is receiving assistance). If a student is receiving federal or
based CSM funds must make satisfactory academic progress to-
Colorado assistance, there will be no refund given after the date
ward their degree. Satisfactory progress is defined as
on which students have completed at least 60% of the semester.
successfully passing a minimum of 12 credits each semester with
The refund will be calculated as required by Federal law or regu-
a minimum 2.000 semester grade average. Students who register
lation, or by the method described in the section on “Payments
part-time must successfully complete all of the credits for which
and Refunds,” using the method that will provide the largest re-
they register with a minimum 2.000 grade average. If students
duction in charges for the student. For the purposes of this pol-
are deficient in either the credit hour or grade average measure,
icy, the official withdrawal date is the date as specified on the
they will receive a one semester probationary period during
withdrawal form by the student. If the student withdraws unoffi-
which they must return to satisfactory standing by passing at
cially by leaving campus without completing the check-out pro-
least 12 credits with a minimum 2.000 semester grade average. If
cedure, the official withdrawal date will be the last date on
this is not done, their eligibility will be terminated until such
which the student’s class attendance can be verified.
time as they return to satisfactory standing. In addition, if stu-
dents totally withdraw from CSM, or receive grades of F in all of
their courses, their future financial aid eligibility will be termi-
nated. Students receiving all F's for a semester will have their fi-
nancial assistance retroactively terminated unless they can prove
class attendance. Financial aid eligibility termination may be ap-
pealed to the Director of Financial Aid on the basis of extenuat-
ing or special circumstances having negatively affected the
student's academic performance.
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Section 4 - Living Facilities
Residence Halls
Mines Park
Residence hall living is an integral part of the Colorado
The Mines Park apartment complex is located west of the
School of Mines experience, although no students are re-
6th Avenue and 19th Street intersection on 55 acres owned
quired to live on campus. The "Traditional" residence halls -
by CSM. The complex houses upper class, graduate students,
Morgan, Thomas, Bradford, and Randall halls - house about
families, and some freshmen. Residents must be full-time
380 students in mostly double rooms with a central rest-
students.
room/shower facility on each floor. Weaver Towers has liv-
Units are complete with refrigerators, stoves, dishwashers,
ing space for 230 students in suites with single and double
cable television, wired and wireless internet connections, and
rooms, a common living area, and two single
an optional campus phone line for an additional fee. There
restroom/shower facilities. The Residence Halls at Mines
are two community centers which contain the laundry facili-
Park offer residence hall living in an apartment setting for
ties, recreational/study space, and a convenience store.
freshmen and upperclass students. In addition to having all
the amenities of the other residence halls, each apartment has
2009-2010 rates are as follows:
a full kitchen. Each residence hall complex houses mail-
Mines Park Family Housing
boxes, lounge areas, a TV room, and washers and dryers. All
1 bedroom
$683/mo
residence hall spaces are equipped with a bed, desk, waste
2 bedroom
$790/mo
basket, and closet for each student, as well as wired and
Mines Park Apartment Housing
wireless internet connections. Cable TV connection with
1 bedroom
$683/mo
"expanded" basic service is included. The student is respon-
2 bedroom
$923/mo
sible for damage to the room or furnishings. Colorado School
3 bedroom
$1,230/mo
of Mines assumes no responsibility for loss or theft of per-
sonal belongings, and students living in the residence halls
For an application to any of the campus housing options,
are encouraged to carry personal property insurance. Living
please contact the Housing Office at (303) 273-3350 or visit
in the CSM Residence Halls is convenient, comfortable, and
the Student Life office in the Ben Parker Student Center,
provides the best opportunity for students to take advantage
Room 218.
of the student activities offered on campus.
Fraternities, Sororities
Dining Facilities
Any non-freshman student who is a member of one of the
Colorado School of Mines operates a dining hall in the
national Greek organizations on campus is eligible to live in
Ben H. Parker Student Center. Under the provisions for the
Fraternity or Sorority housing after their freshman year. Sev-
operation of the residence halls, students who live in the resi-
eral of the Greek Houses are owned and operated by the
dence halls are required to purchase a residential meal plan.
School, while the remaining houses are owned and operated
Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served Monday through Fri-
by the organizations. All full time, undergraduate students
day, and brunch and dinner are served on Saturday and Sun-
are eligible to join these organizations. For information, con-
day. Students not living in a residence hall may purchase any
tact the Student Activities office or the individual organiza-
one of several meal plans which best meets their individual
tion.
needs. No meals are served during breaks (Thanksgiving,
Private Rooms, Apartments
Fall, Winter and Spring Break).
Many single students live in private homes in Golden.
Colorado School of Mines participates in no contractual
obligations between students and Golden citizens who rent
rooms to them. Rents in rooming houses generally range
from $400 to $450 a month. Housing is also available in the
community of Golden, where apartment rental ranges from
$575 to $1,050 a month.
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Section 5 -
Undergraduate Information
Undergraduate Bulletin
2. An applicant should rank in the upper one-third of their
It is the responsibility of the student to become informed
graduating class. Consideration will be given to appli-
and to observe all regulations and procedures required by the
cants below this level on evidence of strong motivation,
program the student is pursuing. Ignorance of a rule does not
superior test scores, and recommendation from principal
constitute a basis for waiving that rule. The Undergraduate
or counselor.
Bulletin, current at the time of the student’s most recent ad-
3. The following 17 units of secondary school work must be
mission, gives the academic requirements the student must
completed upon graduation from high school:
meet to graduate. However, a student can change to the re-
Algebra . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
quirements in a later Bulletin published while the student is
Geometry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
enrolled as an undergraduate. Changes to administrative poli-
Advanced Mathematics (including Trigonometry) . . . . . . 1
cies and procedures become effective for all students as soon
English . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
as the campus community is notified of the changes. The Un-
History or Social Studies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
dergraduate Bulletin is available to students in both print and
Academic Elective. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
electronic forms. Print bulletins are updated annually. Elec-
Laboratory Science . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
tronic versions of the Undergraduate Bulletin may be up-
Foreign Language . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
dated more frequently to reflect changes approved by, and
communicated to, the campus community. As such, students
One unit of laboratory science must be either chemistry or
are encouraged to refer to the most recently available elec-
physics. The second and third units may be chemistry,
tronic version of the Undergraduate Bulletin. This version is
physics, biology, zoology, botany, geology, etc. with labo-
available at the CSM website. The electronic version of the
ratory. Both physics and chemistry are recommended for
Undergraduate Bulletin is considered the official version of
two of the three required units. General Science is not ac-
this document. In case of disagreement between the elec-
ceptable as a science unit, however it is acceptable as an
tronic and print versions, the electronic version will take
academic elective unit.
precedence.
4. The 2 units of academic electives (social studies, mathe-
Admission Requirements
matics, English, science, or foreign language) must be ac-
ceptable to the applicant’s high school to meet graduation
Colorado School of Mines admits students who have
requirements. For applicants submitting GED Equivalency
demonstrated the ability to do classroom and laboratory work
Diplomas, these units may be completed by the GED test.
and profit from our programs. The decision to admit a stu-
dent is based on his or her ability to earn a degree at CSM.
5. Applicants from the United States and Canada are required
Criteria considered in evaluating students include (1) pattern
to submit the scores of either the Scholastic Aptitude Test
of course work in high school or college, (2) grades earned in
(SAT) of the College Entrance Examination Board or the
those courses, (3) rank in class, (4) ACT or SAT test scores,
American College Test (ACT) battery. Applications for
and (5) other available test scores. No single criterion for ad-
either the SAT or ACT may be obtained from the high
mission is used; however, the most important factor is the
school counselors, or by writing to Educational Testing
academic record in high school or college.
Service, P.O. Box 592, Princeton, NJ 08541 for the SAT;
or to the American College Testing Program, P.O. Box
The admission requirements below are minimum require-
168, Iowa City, IA 52243 for the ACT. You may also
ments which may change after a catalog has been printed.
register online at www.collegeboard.com (SAT) and
The Board of Trustees, CSM’s governing board, reserves the
www.act.org (ACT).
right to deviate from published admission requirements. In
such cases, changes in admission policy would be widely
Transfer Students
publicized.
An applicant to CSM is considered to be a transfer student
if he or she has enrolled in coursework at another college
Freshmen
after graduating from high school. The minimum admissions
The minimum admission requirements for all high school
requirements for all transfer students are as follows:
graduates who have not attended a college or university are
as follows:
1. Students transferring from another college or university
must have completed the same high school course require-
1. An applicant must be a graduate of an accredited high
ments as entering freshmen. A transcript of the applicant’s
school.
high school record is required. ACT or SAT test scores are
not required if the student has completed a minimum of 30
credit hours of college credit.
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2. Applicants must present official college transcripts from
the applicant may be required to enroll in the INTERLINK
all colleges attended. Applicants should have an overall
Language program until the required proficiency is
2.75 (C+) grade point average or better. Students present-
achieved. The INTERLINK Language program at Col-
ing a lower GPA will be given careful consideration and
orado School of Mines offers intensive English language
acted on individually.
instruction and skills development for academic success.
3. An applicant who cannot re-enroll at the institution from
See the detailed description of INTERLINK in Section 8
which he or she wishes to transfer because of scholastic
of this Bulletin.
record or other reason will be evaluated on a case-by-case
Nondegree Students
basis.
A nondegree student is one who has not applied to pursue
4. Completed or “in progress” college courses - which meet
a degree program at CSM but wishes to take courses regu-
CSM graduation requirements - are eligible for transfer
larly offered on campus. Such students may take any course
credit if the grade earned is a “C” or better.
for which they have the prerequisites as listed in the CSM
Bulletin or have the permission of the instructor. Transcripts
Former Students
or evidence of the prerequisites are required. An applicant for
The minimum admission requirements for those students
admission to the undergraduate school who does not meet
who have previously attended CSM are as follows:
admission requirements may not fulfill deficiencies through
1. Any student who has attended another college or univer-
this means. Exception to this rule can be made only by the
sity since last enrolling at CSM must apply for admission
Director of Enrollment Management. A maximum of 12
as a transfer student.
hours of nondegree credit from Colorado School of Mines
2. Any student who did not complete the semester immedi-
may be transferred to an undergraduate degree program.
ately preceding the beginning of the period for which he or
Admission Procedures
she wishes to enroll must be re-admitted to CSM by the
All Applicants
Admissions Office.
Documents received by CSM in connection with appli-
3. A former student, returning after a period of suspension,
cations for admission or transfer of credit will not be dupli-
must apply for admission to the Admissions Office and
cated, returned to the applicant, or forwarded to any agency
must furnish an approval for such re-enrollment from the
or any other institution.
Readmissions Committee of Colorado School of Mines.
A $45.00 non-refundable application fee is required from
Appropriate forms to apply for admission may be obtained
all applicants.
from the Admissions Office.
Applications for undergraduate study cannot be accepted
Official transcripts for all coursework completed while
later than 21 days prior to the date of registration confirma-
away from Mines must be submitted to the Registrar's Office
tion for any academic semester or summer session. Admis-
for review of transferability of the credit.
sion for any semester or term may close whenever CSM’s
International Students
budgeted number of students has been met.
The minimum admission requirements for those students
High School Graduates
who are not citizens of the United States or Canada are as
Applicants are encouraged to apply online at
follows:
www.mines.edu. Colorado high school applicants should ob-
1. Students from outside the United States and Canada must
tain applications from their high school counselor or princi-
meet the specified unit requirements in secondary educa-
pal or write the Admissions Office. Out-of-state applicants
tion for entering freshmen, or for students entering after
should write the Admissions Office, Colorado School of
having completed some college education. Students from
Mines, 1600 Maple Street, Golden, CO 80401, for applica-
countries using the English system of examinations must
tion forms.
have earned First Class or First Division rank on their
A student may apply for admission any time after com-
most recent examination to be eligible for admission.
pleting the 11th grade. The application will be evaluated
2. The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is
upon receipt of the completed application form, a high school
required of all international students whose native language
transcript showing courses completed, courses remaining to
is not English. Information and application forms for this
be completed, ranking in class, other pertinent data, and SAT
test, which is given four times each year all over the
or ACT test scores. In some cases, the grades or marks re-
world, may be obtained from the College Entrance
ceived in courses taken during the first half of the senior year
Examination Board, P.O. Box 592, Princeton, NJ 08541,
may be required. Applicants who meet freshman admission
U.S.A. Or online at www.toefl.org.
requirements are admitted subject to completion of all en-
3. If a TOEFL exam score indicates that the applicant will be
trance requirements and high school graduation.
academically disadvantaged, as a condition for admission
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Transfer Students
approval is required before credit is granted. More informa-
Guaranteed Transfer
tion on which subjects are accepted can be found on the web
Colorado School of Mines is a signatory to the Colorado
at www.mines.edu
Statewide Engineering Articulation Agreement, which can be
Declaration of Option (Major)
viewed at www.state.co.us/cche. Beginning with admissions
The curriculum during the first two semesters at CSM is
in 2003–2004, this agreement determines transferability of
the same for everyone with the exception of the major in
coursework for engineering students in the State of Colorado.
Biochemical Engineering. Students, however, are not re-
All students transferring into CSM under the terms of the
quired to choose a major before the end of the freshman year.
statewide agreement are strongly encouraged to be advised
All students must have declared a major by the beginning of
by the CSM Admissions Office on their planned course of
the junior year.
study. Credits earned more than 10 years previously will not
transfer.
Medical Record
A health history prepared by the student, a medical exami-
Additionally, Colorado School of Mines has formal trans-
nation performed by the student’s physician and an updated
fer agreements with Red Rocks Community College
immunization record completed by the student and the physi-
(RRCC), www.rrcc.edu/transfer/csm.htm, and Front Range
cian, nurse or health authority comprise the medical record.
Community College (FRCC), www.FrontRange.edu. Stu-
A medical record is required for full time students entering
dents are encouraged to contact the Admissions Office at ei-
CSM for the first time, or following an absence of more than
ther institution for additional information.
12 calendar months.
Transfer by Review
The medical record will be sent to the student after ac-
Undergraduate students at another college or university
ceptance for admission. The medical record must be updated
who wish to transfer to CSM should request an application
and completed and then returned to the Student Health Cen-
for admission from the Admissions Office or apply online at
ter before permission to enroll is granted. Proof of immunity
www.mines.edu.
consists of an official Certificate of Immunization signed by
A transfer student should apply for admission at the begin-
a physician, nurse, or public health official which documents
ning of the final quarter or semester of attendance at his or
measles, mumps and rubella immunity. The Certificate must
her present college. The application will be evaluated upon
specify the type of vaccine and the dates (month, day, year)
receipt of the completed application form, high school tran-
of administration or written evidence of laboratory tests
script, transcripts from each university or college attended,
showing immunity to measles, mumps and rubella.
and a list of courses in progress. The Admissions Office will
The completed medical record is confidential and will be
then notify the student of his or her admission status. Admis-
kept in the Student Health Center. The record will not be re-
sion is subject to satisfactory completion of current courses
leased unless the student signs a written release.
in progress and submission of a final transcript.
Veterans
Advanced Placement and International
Colorado School of Mines is approved by the Colorado
Baccalaureate
State Approving Agency for Veteran Benefits under chapters
Course work completed for select subjects under the Ad-
30, 31, 32, 35, 1606, and 1607. Undergraduates must register
vanced Placement Program in a high school may be accepted
for and maintain 12 credit hours, and graduate students must
for college credit provided that the Advanced Placement Pro-
register for and maintain 9 credit hours of graduate work in
gram Test grade is either 5 (highest honors) or 4 (honors).
any semester to be certified as a full- time student for full-
In special cases, advanced placement may be granted for
time benefits. Any hours taken under the full-time category
course work not completed under the College Entrance
will decrease the benefits to 3/4 time, 1/2 time, or tuition
Examination Board Program. Students wishing such credit
payment only.
may demonstrate competence by writing the Advanced Place-
All changes in hours, addresses, marital status, or depend-
ment Examination on the subject. Information can be secured
ents are to be reported to the Veterans Certifying Officer as
from the College Entrance Examination Board, P.O. Box 592,
soon as possible so that overpayment or under payment may
Princeton, NJ 08541. More information on which subjects are
be avoided. Veterans must see the Veteran’s Certifying Offi-
accepted can be found on the web at www.mines.edu
cer each semester to be certified for any benefits for which
Course work completed for select subjects under the Inter-
they may be eligible. In order for veterans to continue to re-
national Baccalaureate Program in high school may be ac-
ceive benefits, they must make satisfactory progress as de-
cepted for college credit provided that the International
fined by Colorado School of Mines.
Baccalaureate Program Exam grade is a 5, 6, or 7 on selected
standard and higher level exams. In some cases, departmental
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Academic Regulations
approval, upon return, of the department head of the appro-
Deficiencies
priate course, the department head of the student’s option,
The curricula at Colorado School of Mines have been es-
and the Registrar.
pecially designed so that the course work flows naturally
In all cases, requests for transfer credit are processed by
from course to course and year to year. Thus, it is important
the Registrar. Credits must be submitted on an official tran-
that deficiencies in lower numbered courses be scheduled in
script from an accredited institution. Only courses with
preference to more advanced work.
grades of “C” or better will be accepted.
Prerequisites
Course Withdrawals, Additions and Drops
It is the responsibility of each student to make certain that
Courses may be added or dropped without fee or penalty
the proper prerequisites for all courses have been met. Regis-
during the first 11 school days of a regular academic term
tration in a course without the necessary prerequisite may re-
(first 4 school days of a 6-week field course or the first 6
sult in dismissal from the class or a grade of F (Failed) in the
school days of the 8-week summer term).
course.
Continuing students may withdraw from any course after
Remediation
the eleventh day of classes through the tenth week for any
The Colorado Department of Higher Education specifies a
reason with a grade of W. After the tenth week, no with-
remedial programs policy in which any first-time freshmen
drawals are permitted except in cases of withdrawal from
admitted to public institutions of higher education in Colo-
school or for extenuating circumstances under the auspices of
rado with ACT (or equivalent) scores of less than 18 in read-
the Office of Academic Affairs and the Office of the Regis-
ing or English, or less than 19 in mathematics, are required
trar. A grade of F will be given in courses which are with-
to participate in remedial studies. At the Colorado School of
drawn from after the deadline without approval.
Mines, these remedial studies will be conducted through re-
Freshmen in their first and second semesters and transfer
quired tutoring in Nature and Human Values for reading and
students in their first semester are permitted to withdraw
writing, and Calculus for Scientists and Engineers I for
from courses with no grade penalty through the Friday prior
mathematics, and the consequent achievement of a grade of
to the last week of classes.
C or better.
All adds/drops are initiated in the Registrar’s Office. To
Transfer Credit
withdraw from a course (with a “W”) a student must obtain
New Transfer Students
the appropriate form from the Registrar’s office, have it ini-
Upon matriculation, a transfer student will receive the
tialed by the instructor and signed by the student’s advisor/
prescribed academic credit for courses taken at another
mentor to indicate acknowledgment of the student’s action,
institution if these courses are listed in a current articulation
and return it to the Registrar’s Office by close of business on
agreement and transfer guide between CSM and that institu-
the last day that a withdrawal is authorized. Acknowledg-
tion. Credits earned more than 10 years in advance of admis-
ment (by initials) by the division/department is required in
sion will not transfer. When an articulation agreement does
only 2 cases: 1. when a course is added after the 11th day
not exist with another institution, the transfer student may re-
of the semester and 2. when the Registrar has approved, for
ceive credit for a course taken at another institution, subject
extenuating circumstances, a withdrawal after the last date
to review by the appropriate CSM department head or desig-
specified (a “late withdrawal”). Approval of a late with-
nate to ensure course equivalency.
drawal can be given by the Registrar acting on behalf of the
Continuing Students
Office of Academic Affairs in accordance with CSM’s refund
Students who are currently enrolled at CSM may transfer
policy, and in compliance with federal regulations.
credit in required courses only in extenuating circumstances,
A $4.00 fee will be charged for any change in class sched-
upon the advance approval of the Registrar, the department
ule after the first 11 days of class, except in cases beyond the
head of the appropriate course, and the department head of
student’s control or withdrawal from school. All adds/drops
the student’s option. Upon return, credit will be received sub-
are initiated in the Registrar’s Office.
ject to review by the Registrar. Physics courses are subject to
Independent Study
post-approval from the department. Forms for this purpose
For each semester credit hour awarded for independent
are available in the Registrar’s Office, and the process is re-
study a student is expected to invest approximately 25 hours
viewed periodically by the Office of the Executive Vice Pres-
of effort in the educational activity involved. To register for
ident for Academic Affairs (EVPAA).
independent study, a student should get from the Registrar’s
Returning Students
Office the form provided for that purpose, have it completed
Students who have matriculated at CSM, withdrawn, ap-
by the instructor involved and the appropriate department/
plied for readmission and wish to transfer in credit taken at
division head, and return it to the Registrar’s Office.
an institution while they were absent from CSM, must obtain
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Off-Campus Study
In all cases of unexcused absences, the faculty member has
A student must enroll in an official CSM course for any
the discretion to grant that student permission to make up any
period of off-campus, course-related study, whether U.S. or
missed academic work and may include consideration of the
foreign, including faculty-led short courses, study abroad, or
student's class performance, as well as their attendance, in
any off-campus trip sponsored by CSM or led by a CSM fac-
the decision. The professor may deny the student the oppor-
ulty member. The registration must occur in the same term
tunity to make up all or part of the missed work.
that the off-campus study takes place. In addition, the stu-
Withdrawal from School
dent must complete the necessary release, waiver, and emer-
A student may officially withdraw from CSM by process-
gency contact forms, transfer credit pre-approvals, and
ing a Withdrawal from School form available from the Regis-
FERPA release, and provide adequate proof of current health
trar’s Office. Completion of the form prior to the last day of
insurance prior to departure. For additional information con-
scheduled classes for that term will result in W’s being as-
cerning study abroad requirements, contact the Office of In-
signed to courses in progress. Failure to officially withdraw
ternational Programs at (303) 384-2121; for other
will result in the grades of courses in progress being recorded
information, contact the Registrar’s Office.
as F’s. Leaving the School without having paid tuition and
Absenteeism
fees will result in a hold being placed against the transcript.
Class attendance is required of all undergraduates unless
Either of these actions would make future enrollment at CSM
the student has an official excused absence. Excused ab-
or another college more difficult.
sences are granted (1) if a student is representing the School
Undergraduate Grading System
in an authorized activity, examples of which include athletic
Grades
events, student professional society meetings, and program-
When a student registers in an undergraduate course (400-
sponsored competitions; and (2) if a student has a docu-
level and lower), one of the following grades will appear on
mented personal reason, examples of which include illness,
his/her academic record, except if a student registered as NC
injury, or a death in the immediate family.
fails to satisfy all conditions, no record of this registration in
Students who miss academic work (including but not lim-
the course will be made. The assignment of the grade symbol
ited to exams, homework, labs) while participating in school
is based on the level of performance, and represents the ex-
sponsored activities (case 1, above) must be given the oppor-
tent of the student’s demonstrated mastery of the material
tunity to make up this work in a reasonable period of time
listed in the course outline and achievement of the stated
without penalty. It is the responsibility of the student to initi-
course objectives.
ate arrangements for such work. Students are expected to
A
Excellent
notify their professors in advance of excused absences con-
B
Good
nected with authorized activities because the schedule for
C
Satisfactory
such activities is generally well known. Failure of the stu-
D
Poor (lowest passing)
dent to provide reasonable notice to the professor is grounds
F
Failed
for disallowing make-up work.
S
Satisfactory, C or better, used at mid-term
In all cases of excused personal absences (case 2, above)
U
Unsatisfactory, below C, used at mid-term
the student will be allowed to make up any work missed
WI
Involuntarily Withdrawn
without penalty. Excessive personal absence, regardless of
W
Withdrew, No Penalty
reason, may result in a reduced or failing grade in the course.
T
Transfer Credit
Determination of excessive personal absence is a faculty pre-
PRG
In Progress
rogative based on consideration of course content and deliv-
PRU
In Progress Unsatisfactory
ery.
INC
Incomplete
The Associate Dean of Students authorizes excused ab-
NC
Not for Credit
sences upon receipt of proper documentation. The Office of
Z
Grade not yet submitted
the Associate Dean of Students will send a notice of excused
absence to faculty members for (1) an absence for a school-
Undergraduate students enrolled in graduate-level courses
sponsored activity involving teams of students, such as club
(500-level) are graded using the graduate grading system.
sports, musical groups, and academic competitions; (2) an
See the CSM Graduate Bulletin for a description of the grad-
absence because of personal illness or injury; (3) an absence
ing system used in graduate-level courses.
because of a life-threatening illness or death in the immediate
family, i.e., a spouse, child, parent, grandparent, or sibling.
Notices of authorized excused absences for student athletes
The following is a notice of an upcoming change only:
in both regular season and post-season competitions are is-
Undergraduate Grading System begining Fall 2012
sued by the Athletics Department.
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Grades
NC Grade (Not for Credit or Audit)
When a student registers in an undergraduate (400-level
A student may for special reasons, with the instructor’s
and lower) course, one of the following grades will appear on
permission, register in a course on the basis of NC (Not for
the academic record. Grades are based on the level of per-
Credit). To have the grade NC appear on his/her transcript,
formance and represent the extent of the student’s demon-
the student must enroll at registration time as a NC student in
strated mastery of the material listed in the course outline and
the course and comply with all conditions stipulated by the
achievement of the stated course objectives. These are
course instructor, except that if a student registered as NC
CSM’s grade symbols and their qualitative interpretations:
fails to satisfy all conditions, no record of this registration in
A
Excellent
the course will be made.
A-
Grade Appeal Process
B+
CSM faculty have the responsibility, and sole authority
B
Good
for, assigning grades. As instructors, this responsibility in-
B-
cludes clearly stating the instructional objectives of a course,
C+
defining how grades will be assigned in a way that is consis-
C
Satisfactory
tent with these objectives, and then assigning grades. It is the
C-
student’s responsibility to understand the grading criteria and
D+
then maintain the standards of academic performance estab-
D
Poor (lowest passing)
lished for each course in which he or she is enrolled.
D-
If a student believes he or she has been unfairly graded,
F
Failed
the student may appeal this decision first to the instructor of
S
Satisfactory, C or better, used at mid-term
the course, and if the appeal is denied, to the Faculty Affairs
U
Unsatisfactory, below C, used at mid-term
Committee of the Faculty Senate. The Faculty Affairs Com-
PRG
Satisfactory Progress
mittee is the faculty body authorized to review and modify
PRU
Unsatisfactory Progress
course grades, in appropriate circumstances. Any decision
made by the Faculty Affairs Committee is final. In evaluating
In addition to these performance symbols, the following is
a grade appeal, the Faculty Affairs Committee will place the
a list of registration symbols that may appear on a CSM tran-
burden of proof on the student. For a grade to be revised by
script:
the Faculty Affairs Committee, the student must demonstrate
WI
Involuntarily Withdrawn
that the grading decision was unfair by documenting that one
W
Withdrew, No Penalty
or more of the following conditions applied:
T
Transfer Credit
1. The grading decision was based on something other than
INC
Incomplete
course performance, unless the grade was a result of
NC
Not for Credit (Audit)
penalty for academic dishonesty.
Z
Grade not yet submitted
2. The grading decision was based on standards that were un-
This is the end of the notice of the upcoming change to
reasonably different from those applied to other students in
the grading system.
the same section of that course.
3. The grading decision was based on standards that differed
substantially and unreasonably from those previously
Incomplete Grade
articulated by the instructor.
If a student, because of illness or other reasonable excuse,
fails to complete a course, a grade of INC (Incomplete) is
To appeal a grade, the student should proceed as follows:
given. The grade INC indicates deficiency in quantity of
1. The student should prepare a written appeal of the grade
work and is temporary.
received in the course. This appeal must clearly define the
A GRADE OF INC MUST BE REMOVED NOT
basis for the appeal and must present all relevant evidence
LATER THAN THE FIRST FOUR WEEKS OF THE
supporting the student’s case.
FIRST SEMESTER OF ATTENDANCE FOLLOWING
2. After preparing the written appeal, the student should
THAT IN WHICH IT WAS RECEIVED. Upon failure to
deliver this appeal to the course instructor and attempt to
remove an INC within the time specified, it shall be changed
resolve the issue directly with the instructor. Written grade
to an F (failed) by the Registrar. In the event that an INC
appeals must be delivered to the instructor no later than 10
grade remains upon completion of degree, the INC will be
business days after the start of the regular (fall or spring)
converted to an F and included in the final GPA.
semester immediately following the semester in which the
contested grade was received. In the event that the course
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instructor is unavailable because of leave, illness, sabbati-
Transfer Credit
cal, retirement, or resignation from the university, the
Transfer credit earned at another institution will have a T
course coordinator (first) or the Department Head/Division
grade assigned but no grade points will be recorded on the
Director (second) shall represent the instructor.
student’s permanent record. Calculation of the grade-point
3. If after discussion with the instructor, the student is still
average will be made from the courses completed at Colo-
dissatisfied, he or she can proceed with the appeal by sub-
rado School of Mines by the transfer student.
mitting three copies of the written appeal plus three copies
Semester Hours
of a summary of the instructor/student meetings held in
The number of times a class meets during a week (for lec-
connection with the previous step to the President of the
ture, recitation, or laboratory) determines the number of se-
Faculty Senate. These must be submitted to the President
mester hours assigned to that course. Class sessions are
of the Faculty Senate no later than 25 business days after
normally 50 minutes long and represent one hour of credit
the start of the semester immediately following the semes-
for each hour meeting. Two to four hours of laboratory work
ter in which the contested grade was received. The Presi-
per week are equivalent to 1-semester hour of credit. For the
dent of the Faculty Senate will forward the student’s
average student, each hour of lecture and recitation requires
appeal and supporting documents to the Faculty Affairs
at least two hours of preparation. No full-time undergraduate
Committee, and the course instructor’s Department
student may enroll for more than 19 credit hours in one se-
Head/Division Director.
mester. Physical education, advanced ROTC and Honors
4. The Faculty Affairs Committee will request a response to
Program in Public Affairs courses are excepted. However,
the appeal from the instructor. On the basis of its review of
upon written recommendation of the faculty advisor, the bet-
the student’s appeal, the instructor’s response, and any other
ter students may be given permission by the Registrar on be-
information deemed pertinent to the grade appeal, the Fac-
half of Academic Affairs to take additional hours.
ulty Affairs Committee will determine whether the grade
Grade-Point Averages
should be revised. The decision rendered will be either:
Grade-Point Averages shall be specified, recorded, re-
1) the original grading decision is upheld, or 2) sufficient
ported, and used to three figures following the decimal point
evidence exists to indicate a grade has been assigned un-
for any and all purposes to which said averages may apply.
fairly. In this latter case, the Faculty Affairs Committee will
assign the student a new grade for the course. The Commit-
Overall Grade-Point Average
tee’s decision is final. The Committee’s written decision and
The overall grade-point average includes all attempts at
supporting documentation will be delivered to the President
courses taken at Colorado School of Mines with the excep-
of the Faculty Senate, the office of the EVPAA, the student,
tion of courses which fall under the repeat policy imple-
the instructor, and the instructor’s Department Head/Division
mented during the 2007-2008 academic year.
Director no later than 15 business days following the Senate’s
If a course completed during the Fall 2007 term or after is
receipt of the grade appeal.
a repeat of a course completed in any previous term and the
The schedule, but not the process, outlined above may be
course is not repeatable for credit, the grade and credit hours
modified upon mutual agreement of the student, the course
earned for the most recent occurrence of the course will
instructor, and the Faculty Affairs Committee.
count toward the student's grade-point average and the stu-
dent's degree requirements. The most recent course occur-
Quality Hours and Quality Points
rence must be an exact match to the previous course
For graduation a student must successfully complete a cer-
completed (subject and number). The most recent grade will
tain number of required semester hours and must maintain
be applied to the overall grade-point average even if the pre-
grades at a satisfactory level. The system for expressing the
vious grade is higher.
quality of a student’s work is based on quality points and
Courses from other institutions transferred to Colorado
quality hours. The grade A represents four quality points,
School of Mines are not counted in any grade-point average,
B three, C two, D one, F none. The number of quality points
and cannot be used under this repeat policy. Only courses
earned in any course is the number of semester hours as-
originally completed and subsequently repeated at Colorado
signed to that course multiplied by the numerical value of the
School of Mines during Fall 2007 or after with the same sub-
grade received. The quality hours earned are the number of
ject code and number apply to this repeat policy.
semester hours in which grades of A, B, C, D, or F are
awarded. To compute a grade-point average, the number of
For courses that may be repeated for credit such as special
cumulative quality hours is divided into the cumulative qual-
topics courses, credit is awarded and grades are counted in
ity points earned. Grades of W, WI, INC, PRG, PRU, or NC
the grade-point average up to the maximum hours allowed
are not counted in quality hours.
for the course.
All occurrences of every course taken at Colorado School
of Mines will appear on the official transcript along with the
associated grade.
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Option (Major) Grade-Point Average
Good Standing
The grade-point average calculated for the option (major)
A student is in good standing at CSM when he or she is
is calculated in the same manner as the overall grade-point
enrolled in class(es) and is not on either academic or discipli-
average, including only the most recent attempt of a repeated
nary probation. Provisional probation does not affect a stu-
course if the most recent attempt of that course occurs Fall
dent’s being in good standing.
2007 or after. It includes every course completed in the
Academic Probation and Suspension
major department or division at Colorado School of Mines.
In some cases, additional courses outside of the major depart-
Probation
ment are also included in the major gpa calculation. The
A student whose cumulative grade-point average falls
minimum major grade-point average required to earn a
below the minimum requirements specified (see table below)
Mines undergraduate degree is a 2.000. For specifics con-
will be placed on probation for the following semester. A stu-
cerning your major gpa, reference your online degree audit or
dent on probation is subject to the following restrictions:
contact your major department.
1. may not register for more than 15 credit hours
Honor Roll and Dean’s List
2. may be required to withdraw from intercollegiate athletics
To be placed on the academic honor roll, a student must
3. may not run for, or accept appointment to, any campus of-
complete at least 14 semester hours with a 3.0-3.499 grade
fice or committee chairmanship. A student who is placed on
point for the semester, have no grade below C, and no incom-
probation while holding a position involving significant re-
plete grade. Those students satisfying the above criteria with
sponsibility and commitment may be required to resign
a semester grade-point average of 3.5 or above are placed on
after consultation with the Dean of Students or the Presi-
the Dean’s List.
dent of Associated Students. A student will be removed
Students are notified by the Dean of Students of the receipt
from probation when the cumulative grade-point average is
of these honors. The Dean’s List notation appears on the stu-
brought up to the minimum, as specified in the table below.
dent’s transcript.
Suspension
Graduation Awards
A student on probation who fails to meet both the last se-
Colorado School of Mines awards the designations of Cum
mester grade period requirements and the cumulative grade-
Laude, Magna Cum Laude, and Summa Cum Laude upon
point average given in the table below will be placed on
graduation. These designations are based on the following
suspension. A student who meets the last semester grade
overall grade-point averages:
period requirement but fails to achieve the required cumula-
tive grade-point average will remain on probation.
3.500 - 3.699
Cum Laude
Total
Required
3.700 - 3.899
Magna Cum Laude
Quality
Cumulative
Last Semester
3.900 - 4.000
Summa Cum Laude
Hours
G.P. Average
G.P. Average
0-18.5
1.7

Commencement ceremony awards are determined by the
19-36.5
1.8
2.0
student's cumulative academic record at the end of the pre-
37-54.5
1.8
2.0
ceding semester. For example, the overall grade-point aver-
55-72.5
1.9
2.1
age earned at the end of the fall term determines the honor
73-90.5
1.9
2.1
listed in the May commencement program.
91-110.5
2.0
2.2
Final honors designations are determined once final grades
111-130.5
2.0
2.2
have been awarded for the term of graduation. The final
131-end of program 2.0
2.3
honors designation appears on the official transcript and is
A freshman or transfer student who fails to make a grade-
inscribed on the metal diploma. Official transcripts are avail-
point average of 1.5 during the first grade period will be
able approximately one to two weeks after the term grades
placed on suspension.
have been finalized. Metal diplomas can be picked up or
Suspension becomes effective immediately when it is
sent to the student approximately two months after final
imposed. Readmission after suspension requires written
grades are posted. Arrangements for pickup or mail are
approval from the Readmissions Committee. While a one
made during Graduation Salute.
semester suspension period is normally the case, exceptions
Students are provided one metal diploma as part of the
may be granted, particularly in the case of first-semester
graduation fees. Additional metal diplomas and parchment
freshmen and new transfer students.
diplomas can be ordered at the Registrar's Office for an addi-
No student who is on suspension may enroll in any regular
tional charge. Graduating students should order these items
academic semester without the written approval of the Re-
before the end of the graduation term in order to ensure de-
admissions Committee. However, a student on suspension
livery approximately two months after final grades are
may enroll in a summer session (field camp, academic ses-
awarded
sion, or both) with the permission of the Associate Dean of
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Students. Students on suspension who have been given per-
mester GPA. The student must meet with the faculty Read-
mission to enroll in a summer session by the Associate Dean
missions Committee and receive written permission before
may not enroll in any subsequent term at CSM without the
being allowed to register. Transfer credit from another school
written permission of the Readmissions Committee. Read-
will not be accepted for a twice-failed course.
missions Committee meetings are held prior to the beginning
Access to Student Records
of each regular semester and at the end of the spring term.
Students at the Colorado School of Mines are protected by
A student who intends to appear in person before the
the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974
Readmissions Committee must register in the Associate Dean
(FERPA), as amended. This Act was designed to protect the
of Students Office in person or by letter. Between regular
privacy of education records, to establish the right of students
meetings of the Committee, in cases where extensive travel
to inspect and review their education records, and to provide
would be required to appear in person, a student may petition
guidelines for the correction of inaccurate or misleading data
in writing to the Committee, through the Associate Dean of
through informal and formal hearings. Students also have the
Students.
right to file complaints with the FERPA office concerning
Appearing before the Readmissions Committee by letter
alleged failures by the institution to comply with the Act.
rather than in person will be permitted only in cases of ex-
Copies of local policy, including the list of offices with ac-
treme hardship. Such cases will include travel from a great
cess to student records based on legitimate educational inter-
distance, e.g. overseas, or travel from a distance which re-
est, can be found in the Registrar's Office. Contact
quires leaving a permanent job. Appearing by letter will not
information for FERPA complaints is:
be permitted for continuing students in January.
Family Policy Compliance Office
The Readmissions Committee meets immediately before
U.S. Department of Education
classes start and the first day of classes. Students applying
400 Maryland Avenue, SW
for readmission must appear at those times except under con-
Washington, D. C. 20202-4605
ditions beyond the control of the student. Such conditions in-
Directory Information. The School maintains lists of in-
clude a committee appointment load extending beyond the
formation which may be considered directory information as
first day of classes, delay in producing notice of suspension
defined by the regulations. This information includes name,
or weather conditions closing highways and airports.
current and permanent addresses and phone numbers, date of
All applications for readmission after a minimum period
birth, major field of study, dates of attendance, part or full-
away from school, and all appeals of suspension or dismissal,
time status, degrees awarded, last school attended, participa-
must include a written statement of the case to be made for
tion in officially recognized activities and sports, class, and
readmission.
academic honors. Students who desire that this information
A student who, after being suspended and readmitted
not be printed or released must so inform the Registrar before
twice, again fails to meet the required academic standards
the end of the first two weeks of the fall semester for which
shall be automatically dismissed. The Readmissions Com-
the student is registered. Information will be withheld for the
mittee will hear a single appeal of automatic dismissal. The
entire academic year unless the student changes this request.
appeal will only be heard after demonstration of substantial
The student’s signature is required to make any changes for
and significant changes. A period of time sufficient to
the current academic year. The request must be renewed each
demonstrate such a charge usually elapses prior to the stu-
fall term for the upcoming year. The following student
dent attempting to schedule this hearing. The decision of the
records are maintained by Colorado School of Mines at the
Committee on that single appeal will be final and no further
various offices listed below:
appeal will be permitted.
1. General Records: Undergraduate-Registrar; Graduate-
Readmission by the Committee does not guarantee that
Graduate Dean
there is space available to enroll. A student must process the
2. Transcript of Grades: Registrar
necessary papers with the Admissions Office prior to seeing
3. Computer Grade Lists: Registrar
the Committee.
4. Encumbrance List: Controller and Registrar
Notification
5. Academic Probation/Suspension List: Undergraduate-
Notice of probation, suspension, or dismissal will be mailed
Dean of Students; Graduate-Graduate Dean
to each student who fails to meet catalog requirements.
6. Advisor File: Academic Advisor
Repeated Failure
A student who twice fails a required course at Colorado
7. Option/Advisor/Enrolled/ Minority/Foreign List: Regis-
School of Mines and is not subject to academic suspension
trar, Dean of Students, and Graduate Dean
will automatically be placed on “Special Hold” status with
8. Externally Generated SAT/GRE Score Lists: Undergrad-
the Registrar, regardless of the student’s cumulative or se-
uate-Registrar; Graduate-Graduate Dean
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9. Financial Aid File: Financial Aid (closed records)
advisor, and medical) will include a log of those persons
10. Medical History File: School Physician (closed records)
not employed by Colorado School of Mines who have
requested or obtained access to the student record and the
Student Access to Records. The undergraduate student
legitimate interest that the person has in making the request.
wishing access to a record will make written request to the
Registrar. The graduate student will make a similar request
The School discloses education records without a student's
to the Dean of the Graduate School. This request will include
prior written consent under the FERPA exception for disclo-
the student’s name, date of request and type of record to be
sure to school officials with legitimate educational interests.
reviewed. It will be the responsibility of the Registrar or
A school official is a person employed by the School in an
Graduate School Dean to arrange a mutually satisfactory
administrative, supervisory, academic or research, or support
time for review. This time will be as soon as practical but is
staff position (including law enforcement unit personnel and
not to be later than 45 days from receipt of the request. The
health staff); a person or company with whom the School has
record will be reviewed in the presence of the designated rep-
contracted as its agent to provide a service instead of using
resentative. If the record involves a list including other stu-
School employees or officials (such as an attorney, auditor,
dents, steps will be taken to preclude the viewing of the other
or collection agent); a person serving on the Board of
student name and information.
Trustees; or a student serving on an official committee, such
as a disciplinary or grievance committee, or assisting another
Challenge of the Record. If the student wishes to chal-
school official in performing his or her tasks.
lenge any part of the record, the Registrar or Dean of the
Graduate School will be so notified in writing. The Registrar
A school official has a legitimate educational interest if the
or Dean may then (l) remove and destroy the disputed docu-
official needs to review an education record in order to fulfill
ment, or (2) inform the student that the document represents
his or her professional responsibilities for the School.
a necessary part of the record; and, if the student wishes to
General Information
appeal, (3) convene a meeting of the student and the docu-
Academic Calendar
ment originator (if reasonably available) in the presence of
The academic year is based on the early semester system.
the Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs as media-
The first semester begins in late August and closes in mid-
tor, whose decision will be final.
December; the second semester begins in mid January and
Destruction of Records. Records may be destroyed at any
closes in mid May.
time by the responsible official if not otherwise precluded by
Electronic Communications (Email) Policy
law except that no record may be destroyed between the
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE
dates of access request and the viewing of the record. If dur-
Communication to students at the Colorado School of
ing the viewing of the record any item is in dispute, it may
Mines (Mines) is an important element of the official busi-
not be destroyed.
ness of the university. It is vital that Mines have an efficient
Access to Records by Other Parties. Colorado School of
and workable means of getting important and timely infor-
Mines will not permit access to student records by persons
mation to students. Examples of communications that re-
outside the School except as follows:
quire timely distribution include information from Fiscal
1. In the case of open record information as specified in the
Services, the Registrar's Office, or other offices on campus
section under Directory Information.
that need to deliver official and time-sensitive information to
students. (Please note that emergency communications may
2. To those people specifically designated by the student.
occur in various forms based on the specific circumstances).
Examples would include request for transcript to be sent
to graduate school or prospective employer.
Electronic communication through e-mail and Trailhead
Portal announcements provides a rapid, efficient, and effec-
3. Information required by a state or federal agency for the
tive form of communication. Reliance on electronic commu-
purpose of establishing eligibility for financial aid.
nication has become the accepted norm within the Mines
4. Accreditation agencies during their on-campus review.
community. Additionally, utilizing electronic communica-
5. In compliance with a judicial order or lawfully issued sub-
tions is consistent with encouraging a more environmentally-
poena after the student has been notified of the intended
conscious means of doing business and encouraging
compliance.
continued stewardship of scarce resources. Because of the
6. Any institutional information for statistical purposes which
wide-spread use and acceptance of electronic communica-
is not identifiable with a particular student.
tion, Mines is adopting the following policy regarding elec-
tronic communications with students.
7. In compliance with any applicable statue now in effect or
later enacted. Each individual record (general, transcript,
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POLICY
be limited to disciplinary notices, fiscal services com-
It is the policy of the Colorado School of Mines that offi-
munications, graduation information and so forth.
cial university-related communications with students will be
RESPONSIBLE PARTIES
sent via Mines' internal e-mail system or via campus or tar-
Questions about this policy may be directed as follows:
geted Trailhead announcements. All students will be as-
Registrar's Office
signed a Mines e-mail address and are expected to
Phone: 303-273-3200 or
periodically check their Mines assigned e-mail as well as
E-mail: registrar@mines.edu
their Trailhead portal page. It is also expected that e-mail
sent to students will be read in a timely manner. Communi-
Academic Computing and Networking
cations sent via e-mail to students will be considered to have
Phone: 303-273-3431 or
been received and read by the intended recipients.
Complete a request form at the
Mines Help Center (http://helpdesk.mines.edu/)
PROCEDURES
1. All students will be given an EKey, which is an activa-
Classification of Students
tion code that offers access to electronic resources at
Degree seeking undergraduates are classified as follows
Mines. With their EKey, students must activate their as-
according to semester credit hours earned:
signed Mines e-mail address.
Freshmen
0 to 29.9 semester credit hours
2. Once their e-mail address is activated, students are ex-
Sophomore
30 to 59.9 semester credit hours
pected to check their Mines e-mail inbox on a frequent
Junior
60 to 89.9 semester credit hours
and consistent basis and have the responsibility to rec-
Senior
90 or more semester credit hours
ognize that certain communications from the university
Part-Time Degree Students
may be time-critical. As such, students also are respon-
A part-time degree student may enroll in any course for
sible for responding in a timely manner to official com-
which he or she has the prerequisites or the permission of the
munications from the university when a response is
department. Part-time degree students will be subject to all rules
requested.
and regulations of Colorado School of Mines, but they may not:
3. The policy does not prevent students from using a per-
1. Live in student housing;
sonal e-mail address for university-related communica-
2. Receive financial help in the form of School-sponsored
tions and purposes. If a student chooses to use a
scholarships or grants;
personal e-mail address as his or her address of choice
for receiving university-related communications, he or
3. Participate in any School-recognized activity unless fees
she must forward e-mail from the Mines assigned e-mail
are paid;
address to the personal e-mail address. However, if a
4. Take advantage of activities provided by student fees
student chooses to forward communications to a per-
unless such fees are paid.
sonal e-mail address, she or he must be aware that
Course work completed by a part-time degree student who
Mines personnel may not be able to assist in resolving
subsequently changes to full-time status will be accepted as
technical difficulties with personal e-mail accounts.
meeting degree requirements.
Furthermore, forwarding communications to a personal
e-mail address does not absolve a student from the re-
Seniors in Graduate Courses
sponsibilities associated with communication sent to his
With the consent of the student’s department/division and
or her official Mines e-mail address. Please note: If a
the Dean of Graduate Studies, a qualified senior may enroll
student changes his or her official Mines e-mail address
in 500-level courses without being a registered graduate stu-
to a personal address, it will be changed back to the
dent. At least a 2.5 GPA is required. The necessary forms
Mines assigned e-mail address. Students have the op-
for attending these courses are available in the Registrar’s
tion to forward their Mines e-mail to a personal address
Office. Seniors may not enroll in 600-level courses. Credits
to avoid this problem. Should a student choose the for-
in 500-level courses earned by seniors may be applied
warding option, he or she must ensure that SPAM filters
toward an advanced degree at CSM only if:
will not block e-mail coming from the mines.edu ad-
1. The student gains admission to the Graduate School.
dress.
2. The student’s graduate committee agrees that these credits
4. Nothing in these procedures should be construed as pro-
are a reasonable part of his graduate program.
hibiting university-related communications being sent
3. The student provides proof that the courses in question
via traditional means. Use of paper-based communica-
were not counted toward those required for the Bachelor’s
tion may be necessary under certain circumstances or
Degree.
may be more appropriate to certain circumstances. Ex-
amples of such communications could include, but not
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4. Graduate courses applied to a graduate degree may not
Dead Day
count toward eligibility for undergraduate financial aid.
No academic meetings, examinations or activities may
This may only be done if a student has been admitted to a
take place on the Friday immediately preceding final exams
Combined BS/MS degree program and has received the
for the fall and spring terms (“Dead Day”).
appropriate prior approvals.
Final Examination Policy
Undergraduate students enrolled in graduate-level courses
Final examinations are scheduled by the Registrar. With
(500-level) are graded using the graduate grading system.
the exception of courses requiring a common time, all finals
See the CSM Graduate Bulletin for a description of the grad-
will be scheduled on the basis of the day and the hour the
ing system used in graduate-level courses.
course is offered.
Course Substitution
In general, all final examinations will be given only during
To substitute credit for one course in place of another course
the stated final examination period and are to appear on the
required as part of the approved curricula in the catalog, a
Registrar's schedule. Faculty policy adopted in January 1976
student must receive the approval of the Registrar, the heads
provides that no exams may be given during the week pre-
of departments of the two courses, the head of the student’s
ceding examinations week (dead week), with the possible ex-
option department. There will be a periodic review by the
ception of laboratory exams. The scheduling by an
Office of the Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs.
individual faculty member of a final exam during dead week
Forms for this purpose are available in the Registrar’s Office.
is to be avoided because it tends to hinder the students'
Change of Bulletin
timely completion of other course work and interfere with
It is assumed that each student will graduate under the
the schedules of other instructors. Faculty members should
requirements of the bulletin in effect at the time of most re-
not override this policy, even it the students in the class vote
cent admission. However, it is possible to change to any sub-
to do so.
sequent bulletin in effect while the student is enrolled in a
Full-time Enrollment
regular semester.
Full-time enrollment for certification for Veterans Bene-
To change bulletins, a form obtained from the Registrar’s
fits, athletics, loans, most financial aid, etc. is 12 credit hours
Office is presented for approval to the head of the student’s
per semester for the fall and spring semesters. Full-time
option department. Upon receipt of approval, the form must
enrollment for field session is 6 credit hours, and full-time
be returned to the Registrar’s Office.
enrollment for summer session is 6 credit hours.
Students’ Use of English
Curriculum Changes
All Mines students are expected to show professional
The Board of Trustees of the Colorado School of Mines
facility in the use of the English language.
reserves the right to change any course of study or any part
English skills are emphasized, but not taught exclusively,
of the curriculum in keeping with educational and scientific
in most of the humanities and social sciences courses and
developments. Nothing in this catalog or the registration of
EPICS as well as in option courses in junior and senior years.
any student shall be considered as a contract between Colo-
Students are required to write reports, make oral presenta-
rado School of Mines and the student.
tions, and generally demonstrate their facility in the English
Undergraduate Degree Requirements
language while enrolled in their courses.
Bachelor of Science Degree
The LAIS Writing Center is available to assist students
Upon completion of the requirements and upon being rec-
with their writing. For additional information, contact the
ommended for graduation by the faculty, and approved by
LAIS Division, Stratton 301; 303-273-3750.
the Board of Trustees, the undergraduate receives one of the
Summer Session
following degrees:
The summer session is divided into two independent units:
Bachelor of Science (Chemical Engineering)
a period not to exceed 6 weeks for required field and labora-
Bachelor of Science (Chemical & Biochemical Engineering)
tory courses and an 8-week on-campus summer school dur-
Bachelor of Science (Chemistry)
ing which some regular school year courses are offered.
Bachelor of Science (Economics)
Bachelor of Science (Engineering)
Dead Week
Bachelor of Science (Engineering Physics)
All final examinations will take place during the exami-
Bachelor of Science (Geological Engineering)
nations week specified in the Academic Calendar. With the
Bachelor of Science (Geophysical Engineering)
possible exception of laboratory examinations, no other
Bachelor of Science (Mathematical and Computer Sciences)
examinations will be given during the week preceding
Bachelor of Science (Metallurgical & Materials Engineering)
examinations week (“Dead Week”).
Bachelor of Science (Mining Engineering)
Bachelor of Science (Petroleum Engineering)
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Graduation Requirements
Multiple Degrees. A student wishing to complete Bache-
To qualify for a Bachelor of Science degree from Colo-
lor of Science degrees in more than one degree program must
rado School of Mines, all candidates must satisfy the follow-
receive permission from the heads of the appropriate depart-
ing requirements:
ments to become a multiple degree candidate. The following
requirements must be met by the candidate in order to obtain
1. A minimum cumulative grade-point average of 2.000 for
multiple degrees:
all academic work completed in residence.
1. All requirements of each degree program must be met.
2. A minimum cumulative grade-point average of 2.000 for
courses in the candidate’s major.
2. Any course which is required in more than one degree need be
taken only once.
3. A minimum of 30 hours credit in 300 and 400 series tech-
nical courses in residence, at least 15 of which are to be
3. A course required in one degree program may be used as a
taken in the senior year.
technical elective in another, if it satisfies the restrictions of
the elective.
4. A minimum of 19 hours in humanities and social sciences
courses.
4. Different catalogs may be used, one for each degree program.
5. The recommendation of their degree-granting department/
5. No course substitutions are permitted in order to circumvent
division to the faculty.
courses required in one of the degree programs, or reduce the
number of courses taken. However, in the case of overlap of
6. The certification by the Registrar that all required aca-
course content between required courses in the degree pro-
demic work is satisfactorily completed.
grams, a more advanced course may be substituted for one of
7. The recommendation of the faculty and approval of the
the required courses upon approval of the head of each depart-
Board of Trustees.
ment concerned, and the Registrar on behalf of the office of
Seniors must submit an Application to Graduate two se-
Academic Affairs. The course substitution form can be ob-
mesters prior to the anticipated date of graduation or upon
tained in the Registrar’s Office.
completion of 90 hours, whichever comes first. Applications
are available in the Registrar’s Office.
The Registrar’s Office provides the service of doing pre-
liminary degree audits. Ultimately, however, it is the respon-
sibility of students to monitor the progress of their degrees.
It is also the student’s responsibility to contact the Registrar’s
Office when there appears to be a discrepancy between the
degree audit and the student’s records.
All graduating students must officially check out of
School. Checkout cards, available in the Dean of Student’s
Office, must be completed and returned one week prior to the
expected date of completion of degree requirements.
No students, graduate or undergraduate, will receive diplo-
mas until they have complied with all the rules and regula-
tions of Colorado School of Mines and settled all accounts
with the School. Transcript of grades and other records will
not be provided for any student or graduate who has an un-
settled obligation of any kind to the School.
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2009–2010
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Undergraduate Programs
ferential Equations for Geological Engineering majors);
8 semester hours in the Principles of Chemistry; and
All programs are designed to fulfill the expectations of the
9 semester hours in Physics.
Profile of the Colorado School of Mines Graduate in accor-
In Design, 6 semester hours in Design Engineering Practices
dance with the mission and goals of the School, as intro-
Introductory Course Sequence.
duced on page 5. To enable this, the curriculum is made up of
a common core, twelve undergraduate degree granting pro-
In Systems, 7 semester hours in Earth and Environmental
grams, and a variety of support and special programs. Each
Systems (4), and Human Systems (3).
degree granting program has an additional set of goals which
Chemical Engineering students take the common core ex-
focus on the technical and professional expectations of that
cept they take BELS101 rather than SYGN101.
program. The common core and the degree granting pro-
In Humanities and the Social Sciences, 10 semester hours:
grams are coupled through course sequences in mathematics
Nature and Human Values (4), Principles of Economics (3),
and the basic sciences, in specialty topics in science and/or
Human Systems (3) (also partially meets Systems require-
engineering, in humanities and the social sciences, and in
ment), and a restricted cluster of 9 semester hours in H&SS
design. Further linkage is achieved through a core course
electives.
sequence which addresses system interactions among phe-
nomena in the natural world, the engineered world, and the
In Physical Education, Four separate semesters including
human world.
PAGN101 and PAGN102 and two 200 level courses, total-
ing a minimum of 2 credit hours. See the Physical Educa-
Through the alignment of the curriculum to these institu-
tion and Athletics section for specifics.
tional goals and to the additional degree-granting program
goals, all engineering programs are positioned for accredita-
In Freshman Orientation and Success, 0.5 semester hours
tion by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technol-
in CSM101.
ogy, and science programs are positioned for approval by
Free electives, minimum 9 hours, are included within each
their relevant societies, in particular the American Chemical
degree granting program. With the exception of the restric-
Society for the Chemistry program.
tions mentioned below, the choice of free elective courses
to satisfy degree requirements is unlimited. The restric-
Course Numbering
tions are:
Numbering of Courses:
1. The choice must not be in conflict with any Graduation
Course numbering is based on the content of material pre-
Requirements (p. 35).
sented in courses.
2. Free electives to satisfy degree requirements may not ex-
Course Numbering:
ceed three semester hours in band, chorus, studio art, and
100–199
Freshman level
Lower division
physical education and athletics courses combined.
200–299
Sophomore level
Lower division
300–399
Junior level
Upper division
The Freshman Year
400–499
Senior level
Upper division
Freshmen in all programs normally take the same subjects,
500–699
Graduate level
as listed below:
Over 700
Graduate Research or Thesis level
Fall Semester
Student Life
subject code** and course number
lec. lab. sem.hrs.
CHGN121 Principles of Chemistry I
3
3
4
CSM101. FIRST-YEAR ADVISING AND MENTORING
MATH111 Calculus for Scientists & Engn’rs I
4
4
PROGRAM is a "college transition" course, taught in small
SYGN101* Earth and Environmental Systems
3
3
4
groups. Emphasis is placed on fostering connectedness to
OR - BELS101* Biological and Environmental
CSM, developing an appreciation of the value of a Mines ed-
Systems
4
ucation, and learning the techniques and University resources
LAIS100* Nature and Human Values
4
4
that will allow freshmen to develop to their fullest potential
CSM101 Freshman Success Seminar
0.5
0.5
at CSM. Course Objectives: Become an integrated member
PAGN101 Physical Education I
0.5
0.5
of the CSM community; explore, select and connect with an
Total
17
academic major; and develop as a person and a student. 8
Spring Semester
lec. lab. sem.hrs.
meetings during semester; 0.5 semester hours.
CHGN122 Principles of Chemistry II with Lab 3
3
4
MATH112 Calculus for Scientists & Engn’rs II
4
4
The Core Curriculum
EPIC151* Design I
2
3
3
Core requirements for graduation include the following:
PHGN100 Physics I
3.5
3
4.5
PAGN102 Physical Education II
2
0.5
In Mathematics and the Basic Sciences, 12 semester hours
Total
16
in Calculus for Scientists and Engineers and 3 semester
* For scheduling purposes, registration in combinations of
hours in Differential Equations (2 semester hours in Dif-
SYGN101, BELS101, LAIS100 and EPIC151 will vary be-
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tween the fall and spring semesters. In come cases the com-
Special Programs
binations may include taking EBGN201 in the freshman year
Design --EPICS (Engineering Practices Introductory
instead of the sophomore year, whereupon one of the *
Course Sequence)
courses is shifted to the sophomore year. Students admitted
Design (EPICS) is a two-semester sequence of courses for
with acceptable advanced placement credits will be regis-
freshmen and sophomores, designed to prepare students for
tered in accordance with their advanced placement status.
their upper-division courses and to develop some of the key
** Key to Subject Codes
skills of the professional engineer: the ability to solve com-
ChEN
Chemical Engineering
plex, open-ended problems; the ability to work in teams; the
CHGC Geochemistry
ability to self-educate; and the ability to communicate effec-
CHGN Chemistry
tively.
CSCI
Computer Science
An award-winning program, Design (EPICS) replaces the
DCGN Core Science and Engineering Fundamentals
traditional core courses in introductory computing skills,
EBGN
Economics and Business
graphics, and technical communication. Whenever possible,
EGES
Engineering Systems (Engineering)
instruction in these subjects is "hands-on" and experiential,
EGGN Engineering
with the instructor serving primarily as mentor rather than lec-
EPIC
EPICS
turer.
ESGN
Environmental Science and Engineering
Problem-solving skills are developed through "projects,"
GEGN Geological Engineering
open-ended problems, which the students solve in teams.
GEGX Geochemical Exploration (Geology)
Projects grow in content and complexity as the program
GEOC
Oceanography (Geology)
moves from a guided methodology to projects submitted by
GEOL
Geology
an external client. The projects require extensive library re-
GOGN Geo-Engineering (Mining)
search and self-education in appropriate technical areas; they
GPGN
Geophysical Engineering
also require students to consider non-technical constraints
HNRS
Honors Program
(economic, ethical, political, societal) in arriving at their so-
LAIS
Liberal Arts & International Studies
lutions.
LICM
Communication
LIFL
Foreign Languages
Written and oral communications are studied and practiced
LIMU
Band; Choir
as an integral part of the project work. Graphics and comput-
MATH Mathematics
ing skills are integrated with projects wherever possible.
MNGN Mining Engineering
Among the topics studied by students in Design (EPICS)
MSGN Military Science
are: use of the computer as a problem-solving tool, and the
MTGN Metallurgical & Materials Engr’ng
use of word-processing, graphics, spreadsheet and CAD
PAGN
Physical Education and Athletics
packages; 3-D visualization; audience analysis and the
PEGN
Petroleum Engineering
preparation of a variety of technical documents; oral com-
PHGN
Physics
munication in the staff format; interpersonal skills in team-
SYGN
Core sequence in Systems
work; project management.
The Sophomore Year
Design (EPICS) is required of all undergraduates.
Requirements for the sophomore year are listed within
Division of Liberal Arts and International Studies (LAIS)
each degree granting program. Continuing requirements for
Writing Center
satisfying the core are met in the sophomore, junior and
Located in room 309 Stratton Hall (phone: 303-273-3085),
senior years. It is advantageous, but not essential, that stu-
the LAIS Writing Center is a teaching facility providing all
dents select one of the twelve undergraduate degree pro-
CSM students with an opportunity to enhance their writing
grams early in the sophomore year.
proficiency. The LAIS Writing Center faculty are experienced
Curriculum Changes
technical and professional writing instructors. The Center as-
In accordance with the statement on Curriculum Changes
sists writers with all their writing needs, from course assign-
on page 32, the Colorado School of Mines makes improve-
ments to scholarship applications, proposals, letters and
ments in its curriculum from time to time. To confirm that
resumes. This service is free to CSM students and includes
they are progressing according to the requirements of the
one-to-one tutoring and online resources (at
curriculum, students should consult their academic advisors
http://www.mines.edu/academic/lais/wc/).
on a regular basis and should carefully consult any Bulletin
Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC)
Addenda that may be published.
To support the institutional goal of developing professional
communication skills, required writing and communication-
intensive courses are designated in both the core and in the
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2009–2010
37

degree-granting programs. The Campus Writing Program,
duction and use but its broader economic and social impacts
housed in the Division of Liberal Arts and International
as well. Students pursuing the Energy Minor may choose
Studies (LAIS), supports the WAC program.
from three curricular tracks: Fossil Energy, Renewable En-
In addition to disciplinary writing experience, students also
ergy, or General. See page 39 for more details.
obtain writing experience outside their disciplines as courses
The Humanitarian Engineering Minor (HE)
in LAIS are virtually all writing intensive. Writing-intensive
An alternative available to engineering students seeking to
courses within the various degree-granting programs are des-
have a direct impact on meeting the basic needs of humanity.
ignated with (WI) in Section 5 of this Bulletin, under
This minor program lies at the intersection of society, cul-
Description of Courses.
ture, and technology. Technologically-oriented humanitarian
The Guy T. McBride, Jr. Honors Program in Public
projects are intended to provide fundamental needs (food,
Affairs for Engineers
water, waste treatment, shelter, and power) when these are
The McBride Honors Program offers a 24-semester-hour
missing or inadequate for human development, or higher-
program of seminars and off-campus activities that has the
level needs for underserved communities within developed
primary goal of providing a select number of students the op-
and developing countries. The Humanitarian Engineering
portunity to cross the boundaries of their technical expertise
Minor combines courses in LAIS with technical courses of-
into the ethical, cultural, socio-political, and environmental
fered through the Engineering Division or other appropriate
dimensions of science and technology. Students will gain the
applied courses offered on the Mines campus (or at other uni-
knowledge, values, and skills to project, analyze and evaluate
versities, subject to Humanitarian Engineering Steering
the moral, social and environmental implications of their fu-
Committee approval). Students may also wish to investigate
ture professional judgments and activities, not only for the
the 18-credit Minor in Humanitarian Studies and Technology.
particular organizations with which they will be involved,
Minor Program/Area of Special Interest
but also for the nation and the world. Themes, approaches
Established Minor Programs/Areas of Special Interest
and perspectives from the humanities and the social sciences
(ASI) are offered by all of the undergraduate degree-granting
are integrated with science and engineering perspectives to
departments as well as the Division of Environmental Sci-
develop in students habits of thought necessary for a broad
ence and Engineering, the Division of Liberal Arts and Inter-
understanding of societal and cultural issues that enhance
national Studies, and the Military Science Department.
critical thinking, social responsibility and enlightened lead-
A MINOR PROGRAM of study consists of a minimum of
ership. This Program leads to a certificate and a Minor in the
18 credit hours of a logical sequence of courses. With the
McBride Honors Program in Public Affairs for Engineers.
exception of four specific programs, only three of these hours
This program leads to a certificate and a Minor in the
may be taken in the student's degree-granting department and
McBride Honors Program in Public Affairs for Engineers.
no more than three of these hours may be at the 100- or 200-
Bioengineering and Life Sciences (BELS)
level. A Minor Program may not be completed in the same
Nine CSM departments and divisions have combined re-
department as the major. See the specific program details for
sources to offer a Minor Program and an Area of Special In-
more information.
terest (ASI) in Bioengineering and Life Sciences (BELS).
An AREA OF SPECIAL INTEREST consists of a mini-
The BELS minor and the ASI are flexible, requiring only one
mum of 12 credit hours of a logical sequence of courses.
common core course (BELS, General Biology I). The rest of
Only three of these hours may be at the 100- or 200-level and
the courses can be chosen, in consultation with a BELS pro-
no more than three of these hours may be specifically re-
gram advisor, from a broad list of electives, allowing stu-
quired for the degree program in which the student is gradu-
dents to concentrate their learning in areas such as
ating. With the approval of the department, an ASI may be
Biomedical Engineering, Biomaterials, Environmental
completed within the same major department.
Biotechnology, Biophysics or Pre-Medical studies. Interested
As a minimum, CSM requires that any course used to ful-
students should consult with the office of Dr. James F. Ely,
fill a minor/ASI requirement be completed with a passing
Director of BELSAlderson Hall 451, 303-273-3885,
grade. Some programs offering minors/ASIs may, however,
jely@mines.edu.
impose higher minimum grades for inclusion of the course in
The Energy Minor (EM)
the minor/ASI. In these cases, the program specified mini-
The discovery, production, and use of energy in modern
mum course grades take precedence. For additional informa-
societies has profound and far-reaching economic, political,
tion on program-specific minimum course grade
and environmental effects. As energy is one of CSM's core
requirements, refer to the appropriate program section of this
statutory missions, several CSM departments have come to-
Bulletin.
gether to offer Minor and Area of Special Interest programs
As a minimum, to be awarded a minor/ASI, CSM requires
related to Energy. The 18-credit Energy Minor adds value to
students obtain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher in all
any CSM undergraduate degree program by not only ad-
minor/ASI courses. All attempts at required minor/ASI
dressing the scientific and technical aspects of energy pro-
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courses are used in computing this minor/ASI GPA. Some
Core Areas
programs offering minors/ASIs may, however, require a
higher minimum cumulative GPA. In these cases, the pro-
Design
gram specified GPA takes precedence. For additional infor-
Engineering Practices Introductory Course
mation on program specific GPA requirements, refer to the
Sequence (EPICS)
appropriate section of this Bulletin.
NATALIE VAN TYNE, Program Director and Lecturer
Students may not request more than half of the required
JOEL DUNCAN, Senior Lecturer(also in Geology & Geological
courses for the minor or ASI be completed through transfer
Engineering)
credit, including AP, IB and CLEP. Some minor/ASI pro-
ROBERT D. KNECHT, Senior Lecturer & CE Research Professor
grams, however, have been established in collaboration with
MARTIN SPANN, Instructor
other institutions through formal articulation agreements and
Freshman Year
these may allow transfer credit exceeding this limit. For ad-
EPIC151. Design (EPICS) I introduces students to a design
ditional information on program specific transfer credit lim-
process that includes open-ended problem solving and team-
its, refer to the appropriate section of this Bulletin.
work integrated with the use of computer software as tools to
solve engineering problems. Computer applications empha-
A Minor Program/Area of Special Interest declaration
size graphical visualization and production of clear and co-
(which can be found in the Registrar's Office) should be sub-
herent graphical images, charts, and drawings. Teams assess
mitted for approval prior to the student's completion of half
engineering ethics, group dynamics and time management
of the hours proposed to constitute the program, or at the
with respect to decision-making. The course emphasizes
time of application for graduation - whichever comes first.
written technical communications and introduces oral presen-
Once the declaration form is submitted to the Registrar's Of-
tations. Design (EPICS) I is also offered during the first
fice, the student deciding not to complete the minor must of-
summer field session in a three-week format. 3 semester
ficially drop the minor by notifying the Registrar's Office in
hours.
writing. Should minor requirements not be complete at the
time of graduation, the minor program will not be awarded.
Sophomore Year
Minors are not added after the BS degree is posted. Comple-
EPIC251. Design (EPICS) II builds on the design process in-
tion of the minor will be recorded on the student's official
troduced in Design (EPICS) I, which focuses on open-ended
transcript.
problem solving in which students integrate teamwork and
communications with the use of computer software as tools
Please see the Department for specific course require-
to solve engineering problems. Computer applications empha-
ments. For questions concerning changes in the sequence of
size information acquisition and processing based on know-
minor courses after the declaration form is submitted, contact
ing what new information is necessary to solve a problem
the Registrar's Office for assistance.
and where to find the information efficiently. Teams analyze
Study Abroad
team dynamics through weekly team meetings and progress
Students wishing to pursue study abroad opportunities
reports. The course emphasizes oral presentations and builds
should contact the Office of International Programs (OIP),
on written communications techniques introduced in Design
listed under the Services section of this Bulletin, p.174.
(EPICS) I. Design (EPICS) II is also offered during the first
Colorado School of Mines encourages students to include an
summer field session in a three-week format. Prerequisite:
international study/work experience in their undergraduate
EPIC151. 3 semester hours.
education. CSM maintains student exchange programs with
EPIC252. Leadership (EPICS) can be taken in lieu of
engineering universities in South America, Europe, Australia,
EPIC251. Leadership (EPICS) II builds on the design
Africa, and Asia. Courses successfully passed abroad can be
process introduced in Design (EPICS) I, which focuses on
substituted for their equivalent course at CSM. Overall GPA
open-ended problem solving in which students integrate
is not affected by courses taken abroad. In addition, study
skills in teamwork, communications, and computer software
abroad can be arranged on an individual basis at universities
to solve engineering problems. This section, however, pres-
throughout the world.
ents projects, which require strategic planning and commu-
Financial aid and selected scholarships and grants can be
nity interaction exposing students to the challenges and
used to finance approved study abroad programs. The OIP
responsibilities of leadership. Computer applications empha-
has developed a resource center for study abroad information
size information acquisition and processing based on know-
in its office, 204 Thomas Hall, phone 303-384-2121. Students
ing what new information is necessary to solve a problem
are invited to use the resource materials and meet with staff
and where to find the information efficiently. Students ana-
to discuss overseas study opportunities.
lyze team dynamics through weekly meetings and progress
reports. The course emphasizes oral presentations and builds
on written communications techniques introduced in Design
(EPICS) I. In addition, these sections provide instruction and
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practice in team interactions (learning styles, leadership at-
SYGN203/ESGN203. NATURAL AND ENGINEERED
tributes ), project management, and policy (stakeholder
ENVIRONMENTAL SYSTEMS Introduction to natural and
needs, product outcome, and leadership situation). Prerequi-
engineered environmental systems analysis. environmental
site: EPIC151. 4 semester hours.
decision making, sustainable development, industrial ecolo-
gy, pollution prevention, and environmental life cycle
Systems
assessment. The basic concepts of material balances, energy
SYGN101. EARTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL SYSTEMS
balances, chemical equilibrium and kinetics and structure
(I, II, S) Fundamental concepts concerning the nature, com-
and function of biological systems will be used to analyze
position and evolution of the lithosphere, hydrosphere, atmos-
environmental systems. Case studies in sustainable develop-
phere and biosphere of the earth integrating the basic sciences
ment, industrial ecology, pollution prevention and life cycle
of chemistry, physics, biology and mathematics. Understand-
assessment will be covered. The goal of this course is to
ing of anthropological interactions with the natural systems,
develop problem-solving skills associated with the analysis
and related discussions on cycling of energy and mass, global
of environmental systems. Prerequisites: CHGN124 or con-
warming, natural hazards, land use, mitigation of environ-
current; MATH112 or concurrent; PHGN100; SYGN101. 3
mental problems such as toxic waste disposal, exploitation and
hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
conservation of energy, mineral and agricultural resources,
proper use of water resources, biodiversity and construction.
Distributed Core
3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 4 semester hours.
DCGN209. INTRODUCTION TO CHEMICAL THERMO-
SYGN200. HUMAN SYSTEMS (I, II) This course in the
DYNAMICS (I, II, S) Introduction to the fundamental
CSM core curriculum articulates with LAIS100: Nature and
principles of classical thermodynamics, with particular empha-
Human Values and with the other systems courses. Human
sis on chemical and phase equilibria. Volume-temperature-
Systems is an interdisciplinary historical examination of key
pressure relationships for solids, liquids, and gases; ideal and
systems created by humans - namely, political, economic,
non-ideal gases. Introduction to kinetic-molecular theory of
social, and cultural institutions - as they have evolved world-
ideal gases and the Maxwell-Boltzmann distributions. Work,
wide from the inception of the modern era (ca. 1500) to the
heat, and application of the First Law to closed systems,
present. This course embodies an elaboration of these human
including chemical reactions. Entropy and the Second and
systems as introduced in their environmental context in
Third Laws; Gibbs Free Energy. Chemical equilibrium and
Nature and Human Values and will reference themes and
the equilibrium constant; introduction to activities & fugacities.
issues explored therein. It also demonstrates the cross-disci-
One- and two-component phase diagrams; Gibbs Phase
plinary applicability of the “systems” concept. Assignments
Rule. Prerequisites: CHGN121, CHGN124, MATH111,
will give students continued practice in writing. Prerequisite:
MATH112, PHGN100. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
LAIS100. 3 semester hours.
Students with credit in DCGN210 may not also receive cred-
it in DCGN209.
SYGN201. ENGINEERED EARTH SYSTEMS (I) An
introduction to Engineered Earth Systems. Aspects of appro-
DCGN210. INTRODUCTION TO ENGINEERING THER-
priate earth systems and engineering practices in geological,
MODYNAMICS (I, II) Introduction to the fundamental
geophysical, mining and petroleum engineering. Emphasis
principles of classical engineering thermodynamics. Appli-
on complex interactions and feedback loops within and
cation of mass and energy balances to closed and open sys-
among natural and engineered systems. A case histories
tems including systems undergoing transient processes.
format provides an introduction to earth engineering fields.
Entropy generation and the second law of thermodynamics
2 hours lecture/seminar, 3 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
for closed and open systems. Introduction to phase equilibri-
um and chemical reaction equilibria. Ideal solution behavior.
SYGN202. ENGINEERED MATERIALS SYSTEMS (I, II)
Prerequisites: CHGN121, CHGN124, MATH111, MATH112,
Introduction to the structure, properties, and processing of
PHGN100. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours. Students with
materials. The historical role that engineered and natural
credit in DCGN209 may not also receive credit in DCGN210.
materials have made on the advance of civilization. Engi-
neered materials and their life cycles through processing,
DCGN241. STATICS (I, II, S) Forces, moments, couples,
use, disposal and recycle. The impact that engineered mate-
equilibrium, centroids and second moments of areas, vol-
rials have on selected systems to show the breadth of prop-
umes and masses, hydrostatics, friction, virtual work.
erties that are important and how they can be controlled by
Applications of vector algebra to structures. Prerequisite:
proper material processing. Recent trends in materials devel-
PHGN100 and credit or concurrent enrollment in MATH112.
opment mimicking natural materials in the context of the
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
structure and functionality of materials in living systems.
DCGN381. INTRODUCTION TO ELECTRICAL CIRCUITS,
Prerequisites or concurrent: CHGN124, MATH112,
ELECTRONICS AND POWER (I, II, S) This course pro-
PHGN100. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
vides an engineering science analysis of electrical circuits.
The following topics are included: DC and single- and three-
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phase AC circuit analysis, current and charge relationships.
matic acceptance into full graduate status if they maintain
Ohm’s Law, resistors, inductors, capacitors, equivalent
good standing while in early-acceptance status.
resistance and impedance, Kirchoff’s Laws, Thevenin and
6. In many cases, students will be able to complete both
Norton equivalent circuits, superposition and source trans-
Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in five years of total
formation, power and energy, maximum power transfer, first
enrollment at CSM.
order transient response, algebra of complex numbers, pha-
Certain graduate programs may allow Combined Program
sor representation, time domain and frequency domain con-
cepts, effective and rms vales, complex power, apparent
students to fulfill part of the requirements of their graduate de-
power, power factor, balanced delta and wye line and phase
gree by including up to six hours of specified course credits
which also were used in fulfilling the requirements of their un-
currents, filters, resonance, diodes, EM work, moving charge
in an electric field, relationship between EM voltage and
dergraduate degree. These courses may only be applied toward
work, Faraday’s and Ampere’s Laws, magnetic reluctance
fulfilling Master's degree requirements beyond the institutional
minimum Master's degree requirement of 30 credit hours.
and ideal transformers. Prerequisite: PHGN200. 3 hours lec-
ture; 3 semester hours.
Courses must meet all requirements for graduate credit, and
their grades are included in calculating the graduate GPA. Check
Combined Undergraduate/ the departmental section of the Bulletin to determine which pro-
grams provide this opportunity.
Graduate Degree Programs B. Admission Process
A. Overview
A student interested in applying into a graduate degree
Many degree programs offer CSM undergraduate students
program as a Combined Degree Program student should first
the opportunity to begin work on a Graduate Certificate, Pro-
contact the department or division hosting the graduate de-
fessional Master’s Degree, or Master’s Degree while com-
gree program into which he/she wishes to apply. Initial in-
pleting the requirements for their Bachelor’s Degree. These
quiries may be made at any time, but initial contacts made
combined Bachelor’s-Master’s programs have been created
soon after completion of the first semester, Sophomore year
by CSM faculty in those situations where they have deemed
are recommended. Following this initial inquiry, departments/
it academically advantageous to treat BS and MS degree pro-
divisions will provide initial counseling on degree applica-
grams as a continuous and integrated process. These acceler-
tion procedures, admissions standards and degree completion
ated programs can be valuable in fields of engineering and
requirements.
applied science where advanced education in technology
Admission into a graduate degree program as a Combined
and/or management provides the opportunity to be on a fast
Degree Program student can occur as early as the first semes-
track for advancement to leadership positions. These pro-
ter, Junior year, and must be granted no later than the end of
grams also can be valuable for students who want to get a
registration, last semester Senior year. Once admitted into a
head start on graduate education.
graduate degree program, students may enroll in 500-level
The combined programs at CSM offer several advantages
courses and apply these directly to their graduate degree. To
to students who choose to enroll in them:
apply, students must submit the standard graduate application
package for the graduate portion of their Combined Degree
1. Students can earn a graduate degree in their undergraduate
Program. Upon admission into a graduate degree program,
major or in a field that complements their undergraduate
students are assigned graduate advisors. Prior to registration
major.
for the next semester, students and their graduate advisors
2. Students who plan to go directly into industry leave CSM
should meet and plan a strategy for completing both the un-
with additional specialized knowledge and skills which
dergraduate and graduate programs as efficiently as possible.
may allow them to enter their career path at a higher level
Until their undergraduate degree requirements are completed,
and advance more rapidly. Alternatively, students planning
students continue to have undergraduate advisors in the home
on attending graduate school can get a head start on their
department or division of their Bachelor’s Degrees.
graduate education.
C. Requirements
3. Students can plan their undergraduate electives to satisfy
Combined Degree Program students are considered under-
prerequisites, thus ensuring adequate preparation for their
graduate students until such time as they complete their
graduate program.
undergraduate degree requirements. Combined Degree Pro-
4. Early assignment of graduate advisors permits students to
gram students who are still considered undergraduates by this
plan optimum course selection and scheduling in order to
definition have all of the privileges and are subject to all
complete their graduate program quickly.
expectations of both their undergraduate and graduate pro-
grams. These students may enroll in both undergraduate and
5. Early acceptance into a Combined Degree Program lead-
graduate courses (see section D below), may have access to
ing to a Graduate Certificate, Professional Master’s Degree,
departmental assistance available through both programs,
or Non-Thesis Master’s Degree assures students of auto-
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and may be eligible for undergraduate financial aid as deter-
D. Enrolling in Graduate Courses as a Senior in a
mined by the Office of Financial Aid. Upon completion of
Combined Program
their undergraduate degree requirements, a Combined Degree
As described in the Undergraduate Bulletin, seniors may
Program student is considered enrolled full-time in his/her
enroll in 500-level courses. In addition, undergraduate
graduate program. Once having done so, the student is no
seniors who have been granted admission through the Com-
longer eligible for undergraduate financial aid, but may now
bined Degree Program into thesis-based MS degree programs
be eligible for graduate financial aid. To complete their grad-
may, with graduate advisor approval, register for 700-level
uate degree, each Combined Degree Program student must
research credits appropriate to Master’s-level degree programs.
register as a graduate student for at least one semester.
With this single exception, while a Combined Degree Program
Once fully admitted into a graduate program, under-
student is still completing his/her undergraduate degree, all
graduate Combined Degree Program students must maintain
of the conditions described in this Bulletin for undergraduate
good standing in the Combined Degree Program by main-
enrollment in graduate-level courses apply. 700-level research
taining a minimum semester GPA of 3.0 in all courses taken.
credits are always applied to a student’s graduate degree
Students not meeting this requirement are deemed to be mak-
program. If an undergraduate Combined Degree Program
ing unsatisfactory academic progress in the Combined De-
student would like to enroll in a 500-level course and apply
gree Program. Students for whom this is the case are subject
this course to his/her graduate degree, he/she must notify the
to probation and, if occurring over two semesters, subject to
Registrar of the intent to do so prior to enrolling in the
discretionary dismissal from the graduate portion of their
course. The Registrar will forward this information to the
program as defined in the Unsatisfactory Academic Perfor-
Office of Financial Aid for appropriate action. If prior con-
mance section of the Graduate Bulletin.
sent is not received, all 500-level graduate courses taken as
an undergraduate Combined Degree Program student will be
Upon completion of the undergraduate degree requirements,
applied to the student’s undergraduate degree transcript.
Combined Degree Program students are subject to all require-
ments (e.g., course requirements, departmental approval of
transfer credits, research credits, minimum GPA, etc.) appro-
priate to the graduate program in which they are enrolled.
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Chemical Engineering
of science. Chemical engineering coursework blends these
four disciplines into a series of engineering fundamentals re-
JAMES F. ELY, Professor and Head of Department
lating to how materials are produced and processed both in
ANTHONY M. DEAN, W.K.Coors Distinguished Professor
the laboratory and in large industrial-scale facilities. Courses
JOHN R. DORGAN, Professor
such as fluid mechanics, heat and mass transport, thermody-
DAVID W. M. MARR, Professor
namics, reaction kinetics, and chemical process control are at
RONALD L. MILLER, Professor
the heart of the chemical engineering curriculum at CSM. In
E. DENDY SLOAN, JR.,Weaver Distinguished Professor
addition, it is becoming increasingly important for chemical
J. DOUGLAS WAY, Professor
COLIN A. WOLDEN, Professor
engineers to understand how biological and microscopic, mo-
ANDREW M. HERRING, Associate Professor
lecular-level properties can influence the macroscopic behav-
CAROLYN A. KOH, Associate Professor
ior of materials and chemical systems. This somewhat unique
DAVID T. WU, Associate Professor (also Chemistry)
focus is first introduced at CSM through the physical and or-
SUMIT AGARWAL, Assistant Professor
ganic chemistry sequences, and the theme is continued and
MATTHEW W. LIBERATORE, Assistant Professor
developed within the chemical engineering curriculum via
KEITH B. NEEVES, Assistant Professor
material and projects introduced in advanced courses. Our un-
AMADEU K. SUM, Assistant Professor
dergraduate program at CSM is exemplified by intensive in-
HUGH KING, Senior Lecturer
tegration of computer-aided molecular simulation and
TRACY Q. GARDNER, Lecturer
computer-aided process modeling in the curriculum, and by
CYNTHIA NORRGRAN, Lecturer
PAUL D. OGG, Lecturer
our unique approach to teaching of the unit operations labora-
JOHN M. PERSICHETTI, Lecturer
tory sequence. The unit operations lab course is offered only
ANGEL ABBUD-MADRID, Research Associate Professor
in the summer as a six-week intensive “field session”. Here,
HANS HEINRICH-CARSTENSEN, Research Associate Professor
the fundamentals of heat, mass, and momentum transport and
JOHANNA LACHWA-LANGA, Research Assistant Professor
applied thermodynamics are reviewed in a practical,
GLENN MURRAY, Research Assistant Professor
applications-oriented setting. The important subjects of team-
WAYNE ROMONCHUK, Research Assistant Professor
work, critical thinking, and oral and written technical com-
ROBERT M. BALDWIN, Professor Emeritus
munications skills are also stressed in this course.
ANNETTE L. BUNGE, Professor Emerita
JAMES H. GARY, Professor Emeritus
Facilities for the study of chemical engineering or chemi-
JOHN O. GOLDEN, Professor Emeritus
cal and biochemical engineering at the Colorado School of
ARTHUR J. KIDNAY, Professor Emeritus
Mines are among the best in the nation. Our modern in-house
J. THOMAS MCKINNON, Professor Emertius
computer network supports over 50 workstations, and is an-
VICTOR F. YESAVAGE, Professor Emeritus
chored by a large mass storage device and a 1.1 teraflop Be-
Program Description
owulf cluster. Specialized undergraduate laboratory facilities
The Chemical Engineering Department offers two differ-
exist for the study of polymer properties, and for reaction en-
ent degrees: Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering
gineering and unit operations. In 1992, the department
and Bachelor of Science in Chemical and Biochemical Engi-
moved into a new $11 million facility which included new
neering. A student seeking the latter degree graduates as a
classroom and office space, as well as high quality laborato-
fully qualified Chemical Engineer but has additional training
ries for undergraduate and graduate research. Our honors un-
in bioprocessing technologies that are of interest in renew-
dergraduate research program is open to highly qualified
able energy. Generally, the fields of chemical and biochemi-
students, and provides our undergraduates with the opportu-
cal engineering are extremely broad, and encompass all
nity to carry out independent research, or to join a graduate
technologies and industries where chemical processing is uti-
research team. This program has been highly successful and
lized in any form. Students with baccalaureate (B.S.) Chemi-
Mines undergraduate chemical engineering students have
cal Engineering or Chemical and Biochemical Engineering
won several national competitions and awards based on re-
degrees from CSM can find employment in many diverse
search conducted while pursuing their baccalaureate degree.
fields, including: advanced materials synthesis and process-
The program leading to the degree Bachelor of Science in
ing, product and process research and development, food and
Chemical Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Ac-
pharmaceutical processing and synthesis, biochemical and
creditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engi-
biomedical materials and products, microelectronics manu-
neering and Technology, 111 Market Place, Suite 1050,
facturing, petroleum and petrochemical processing, and
Baltimore, MD 21202-4012, telephone (410) 347-7700.
process and product design.
The program leading to the degree Bachelor of Science in
The practice of chemical engineering draws from the
Chemical and Biochemical Engineering is not currently ac-
fundamentals of biology, chemistry, mathematics, and
credited, but accreditation will be sought and retroactively
physics. Accordingly, undergraduate students must initially
applied immediately after the first student graduates from
complete a program of study that stresses these basic fields
this new program.
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Program Educational Objectives (Bachelor of
ing to the goals outlined above. Accordingly, the program of
Science in Chemical Engineering) and Bachelor
study is organized to include 3 semesters of science and gen-
of Science in Chemical and Biochemical
eral engineering fundamentals followed by 5 semesters of
Engineering)
chemical engineering fundamentals and applications. An op-
tional ‘track’ system is introduced at the junior year which al-
In addition to contributing toward achieving the educa-
lows students to structure free electives into one of several
tional objectives described in the CSM Graduate Profile and
the ABET Accreditation Criteria, the Chemical Engineering
specialty applications areas. Courses in the chemical engi-
neering portion of the curriculum may be categorized accord-
Program at CSM has established the following program edu-
ing to the following general system.
cational objectives:
u Our graduates will enter the workforce and demon-
A. Chemical Engineering Fundamentals
strate a high-quality basic education in chemical and
The following courses represent the basic knowledge com-
biochemical engineering fundamentals including chem-
ponent of the chemical engineering curriculum at CSM.
istry, physics, biology, mathematics, and related engi-
1. Mass and Energy Balances (ChEN201)
neering sciences;
2. Fluid Mechanics (ChEN307)
u Our graduates will demonstrate the knowledge and
3. Heat Transfer (ChEN308)
skills required to apply engineering fundamentals to the
4. Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics (ChEN357)
analysis, synthesis, and evaluation of conventional
5. Mass Transfer (ChEN375)
areas of chemical engineering such as energy and
6. Transport Phenomena (ChEN430)
chemical production and emerging areas such as bio-
B. Chemical Engineering Applications
chemical engineering; and
The following courses are applications-oriented courses
u Our graduates will develop personally to ensure a life-
that build on the student’s basic knowledge of science and
time of professional success and an appreciation for the
engineering fundamentals:
ethical and social responsibilities of chemical engineer-
ing and world citizen.
1. Unit Operations Laboratory (ChEN312 and 313)
2. Reaction Engineering (ChEN418)
Combined Baccalaureate/Masters Degree Program
3. Process Dynamics and Control (ChEN403)
The Chemical Engineering Department offers the opportu-
4. Chemical Engineering Design (ChEN402)
nity to begin work on a Master of Science (with or without
5. Bioprocess Engineering (ChEN460)
thesis) while completing the requirements of the Bachelor's
6. Chemical Engineering Technical Electives
degree. These combined BS/MS degrees are designed to
allow undergraduates engaged in research to apply their ex-
C. Chemical Engineering Elective Tracks
perience to an advanced degree. Students may take graduate
Students in chemical engineering may elect to structure
courses during their undergraduate careers and have them
free electives into a formal Minor program of study (18 hours
count towards their graduate degree. The requirements for
of coursework), an Area of Special Interest (12 hours) or a
the MS degree consist of the four core graduate courses
Specialty Track in Chemical Engineering (9 hours). Minors
(ChEN507, ChEN509, ChEN516, and ChEN518) and 18
and ASIs can be developed by the student in a variety of
other credits. It is expected that a student would be able to
different areas and programs as approved by the student’s
complete both degrees in 5-5 1/2 years. To take advantage of
advisor and the Heads of the relevant sponsoring academic
the combined program, students should be engaged in re-
programs. Specialty tracks in Chemical Engineering are
search and taking some graduate coursework during their
available in the following areas:
senior year. The application process and requirements are
Microelectronics
identical to our normal masters degree programs. Applica-
Bioengineering and Life Sciences
tions may be completed on-line and require 3 letters of rec-
Polymers and Materials
ommendation, a statement of purpose, and completion of the
Molecular Modeling
graduate record exam (GRE). For students who intend to
Environmental
begin the BS/MS program in Fall, applications are due by
Energy
April 1st. The deadline is Nov. 1st for students intending to
Business and Economics
enroll in the Winter semester. Students must have a GPA
Details on recommended courses for each of these tracks
greater than 3.0 to be considered for the program. Interested
can be obtained from the student’s academic advisor.
students are encouraged to get more information from their
advisor and/or the current faculty member in charge of Grad-
Requirements (Chemical Engineering)
uate Affairs.
Freshman Year
Chemical Engineering students take the common core except they
Curriculum
take Biological and Environmental Systems (BELS101) rather
The chemical engineering curriculum is structured accord-
than Earth and Environmental Systems (SYGN101)
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Sophomore Year Fall Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
(BELS101) rather than Earth and Environmental Systems
MATH213 Calculus for Scientists &
(SYGN101)
Engn’rs III
4
4
Sophomore Year Fall Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
PHGN200 Physics II
3.5
3
4.5
MATH213 Calculus for Scientists
DCGN210 Introduction to Thermodynamics
3
3
& Engn'rs III
4
4
CHGN221 Organic Chemistry I
3
3
PHGN200 Physics II
3.5
3
4.5
CHGN223 Organic Chemistry Lab I
3
1
DCGN210 Introduction to Thermodynamics
3
3
PAGN201 Physical Education III
2
0.5
CHGN221 Organic Chemistry I
3
3
Total
16
CHGN223 Organic Chemistry
Lab I
3
1
Sophomore Year Spring Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
PAGN201 Physical Education III
2
0.5
MATH225 Differential Equations
3
3
Total
16
EBGN201 Principles of Economics
3
3
Sophomore Year Spring Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
ChEN201 Mass and Energy Balances
3
3
MATH225 Differential Equations
3
3
ChEN202 Chemical Process Principles Lab
1
1
EBGN201 Principles of Economics
3
3
CHGN222 Organic Chemistry II
3
3
ChEN201 Mass and Energy Balances
3
3
EPIC251 Design II
2
3
3
ChEN202 Chemical Process Principles Lab
1
1
PAGN202 Physical Education IV
2
0.5
CHGN222 Organic Chemistry II
3
3
Total
16.5
EPIC251 Introduction to BCE Design
2
3
3
Junior Year Fall Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
PAGN202 Physical Education IV
2
0.5
CHGN351 Physical Chemistry I
3
3
4
Total
16.5
ChEN307 Fluid Mechanics
3
3
Junior Year Fall Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
ChEN357 Chemical. Eng. Thermodynamics
3
3
CHGN351 Physical Chemistry I
3
3
4
SYGN200 Human Systems
3
3
ChEN307 Fluid Mechanics
3
3
Elective*
3
3
ChEN357 Chemical. Eng. Thermodynamics
3
3
Total
16
SYGN200 Human Systems
3
3
Junior Year Spring Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
Elective
3
3
ChEN358 Chemical. Eng. Thermodynamics Lab
3
1
Total
16
CHGN353 Physical Chemistry II
3
3
4
Junior Year Spring Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
ChEN375 Chemical Eng. Mass Transfer
3
3
ChEN358 Chemical. Eng. Thermodynamics Lab
3
1
ChEN308 Chemical Eng. Heat Transfer
3
3
ChEN375 Chemical Eng. Mass Transfer
3
3
LAIS/EBGN H&SS Elective I
3
3
ChEN308 Chemical Eng. Heat Transfer
3
3
Elective*
3
3
LAIS/EBGN H&SS Elective I
3
3
Total
17
CHGN428 Intro. Biochemistry
3
3
Summer Field Session
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
CHGN462 Microbiology
3
3
ChEN312/313 Unit Operations Laboratory
6
6
Total
16
Total
6
Summer Field Session
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
Senior Year Fall Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
ChEN312/313 Unit Operations Laboratory
6
6
ChEN418 Reaction Engineering
3
3
Total
6
ChEN430 Transport Phenomena
3
3
Senior Year Fall Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
LAIS/EBGN H&SS Elective II
3
3
ChEN418 Reaction Engineering
3
3
Electives*
6
6
ChEN430 Transport Phenomena
3
3
Total
15
LAIS/EBGN H&SS Elective II
3
3
Senior Year Spring Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
ChEN460 Bioprocess Engineering
3
3
ChEN402 Chemical Engineering Design
3
3
ChEN461 Bioprocess Engineering Laboratory
3
1
ChEN403 Process Dynamics and Control
3
3
Elective
3
3
LAIS/EBGN H&SS Elective III
3
3
Total
16
ChEN421 Engineering Economics
3
3
Senior Year Spring Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
Elective*
3
3
ChEN402 Chemical Engineering Design
3
3
Total
15
ChEN403 Process Dynamics and Control
3
3
Degree total
134.5
LAIS/EBGN H&SS Elective III
3
3
ChEN421 Engineering Economics
3
3
*Two of the electives must be Chemical Engineering courses, one at
Elective
3
3
the 400 level.
Total
15
Requirements (Chemical and Biochemical
Degree total
134.5
Engineering)
Freshman Year
Chemical and Biochemical Engineering Students take the common
core except they take Biological and Environmental Systems
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Description of Courses
ChEN311/MTGN311. STRUCTURE OF MATERIALS
Principles of crystallography and crystal chemistry. Charac-
Sophomore Year
terization of crystalline materials using X-ray diffraction
ChEN200. COMPUTATIONAL METHODS IN CHEMI-
techniques. Applications to include compound identification,
CAL ENGINEERING Fundamentals of computer program-
lattice parameter measurement, orientation of single crystals
ming as applied to the solution of chemical engineering
and crystal structure determination. Laboratory experiments
problems. Introduction to Visual Basic, computational meth-
to supplement the lectures. Prerequisites: PHGN200
ods and algorithm development. Prerequisite: MATH112 or
consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
ChEN312/313. UNIT OPERATIONS LABORATORY
Field Session (WI) Principles of mass, energy, and momentum
ChEN201. MATERIAL AND ENERGY BALANCES (II)
transport as applied to laboratory-scale processing equipment.
Introduction to the principles of conservation of mass and en-
Written and oral communications skills. Aspects of group
ergy. Applications to chemical processing systems. Relevant
dynamics, teamwork, and critical thinking. Prerequisite:
aspects of computer-aided process simulation. Corequisites:
ChEN201, ChEN307, ChEN308, ChEN357, ChEN375,
DCGN209 or DCGN210; ChEN202, MATH225 or consent
EPIC251. 6 hours lab; 6 semester hours.
of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
ChEN334/MTGN334. CHEMICAL PROCESSING OF
ChEN202. CHEMICAL PROCESS PRINCIPLES LABORA-
MATERIALS Development and application of fundamental
TORY (II) Laboratory measurements dealing with the first
principles related to the processing of metals and materials
and second laws of thermodynamics, calculation and analysis
by thermochemical and aqueous and fused salt electrochemi-
of experimental results, professional report writing. Introduc-
cal/chemical routes. The course material is presented within
tion to computer-aided process simulation. Prerequisites:
the framework of a formalism that examines the physical
DCGN210 or DCGN209; corequisites: ChEN201, MATH225
chemistry, thermodynamics, reaction mechanisms and kinet-
or consent of instructor. 3 hours laboratory; 1 credit hour.
ics inherent to a wide selection of chemical-processing sys-
ChEN250. INTRODUCTION TO CHEMICAL ENGINEER-
tems. This general formalism provides for a transferable
ING ANALYSIS AND DESIGN Introduction to chemical
knowledge-base to other systems not specifically covered in
process industries and how analysis and design concepts
the course. Prerequisite: ChEN357. 3 hours lecture; 3 semes-
guide the development of new processes and products. Use
ter hours.
of simple mathematical models to describe the performance
ChEN340. COOPERATIVE EDUCATION Cooperative
of common process building blocks including pumps, heat
work/education experience involving employment of a chem-
exchangers, chemical reactors, and separators. Prerequisites:
ical engineering nature in an internship spanning at least one
Concurrent enrollment in DCGN 210 or consent of instruc-
academic semester. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. 1 to 3
tor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
semester hours. Repeatable to a maximum of 6 hours.
ChEN272/MTGN272. PARTICULATE MATERIALS PRO-
ChEN350. HONORS UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH
CESSING Field session. Characterization and production of
Scholarly research of an independent nature. Prerequisite:
particles. Physical and interfacial phenomena associated
junior standing, consent of instructor. 1 to 3 semester hours.
with particulate processes. Applications to metal and ce-
ramic power processing. Laboratory projects and plant vis-
ChEN351. HONORS UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH
its. Prerequisites: DCGN210 or DCGN209 and PHGN200.
Scholarly research of an independent nature. Prerequisite:
3 weeks; 3 semester hours.
junior standing, consent of instructor. 1 to 3 semester hours.
Junior Year
ChEN357. CHEMICAL ENGINEERING THERMODY-
ChEN307. FLUID MECHANICS (I) Theory and application
NAMICS (I) Fundamentals of thermodynamics for applica-
of momentum transport and fluid flow in chemical engineer-
tion to chemical engineering processes and systems. Phase
ing. Fundamentals of microscopic phenomena and applica-
and reaction equilibria. Relevant aspects of computer-aided
tion to macroscopic systems. Relevant aspects of
process simulation. Integrated laboratory experiments. Pre-
computer-aided process simulation. Prerequisite: MATH225,
requisite: DCGN210 or DCGN209, MATH225, grade of C or
grade of C or higher in ChEN201. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester
higher in ChEN201 or consent of instructor. Corequisite:
hours.
ChEN358. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
ChEN308. HEAT TRANSFER (II) Theory and applications
ChEN348/MTGN348. MICROSTRUCTURAL DEVELOP-
of energy transport: conduction, convection and radiation.
MENT (WI) Introduction to the relationships between mi-
Fundamentals of microscopic phenomena and application to
crostructure and properties of materials, with emphasis on
macroscopic systems. Relevant aspects of computer-aided
metals. Fundamentals of imperfections in crystalline materi-
process simulation. Prerequisite: MATH225, grade of C or
als, phase equlibria, recrystallization and grain growth,
higher in ChEN307 or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture;
strengthening mechanisms, and phase transformations. Labo-
3 semester hours.
ratory sessions devoted to experiments illustrating the funda-
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mentals presented in the lectures. Prerequisites: MTGN311
CHGN221, ChEN201, ChEN357, ChEN375, or consent of
and ChEN357. 3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 4 semester hours.
instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
ChEN358. CHEMICAL ENGINEERING THERMODY-
ChEN415/CHGN430/MLGN530. POLYMER SCIENCE
NAMICS LABORATORY Laboratory measurement, calcu-
AND TECHNOLOGY Chemistry and thermodynamics of
lation and analysis of physical properties, phase equilibria
polymers and polymer solutions. Reaction engineering of
and reaction equilibria and their application to chemical engi-
polymerization. Characterization techniques based on solu-
neering. Relevant aspects of computer-aided simulation. Pre-
tion properties. Materials science of polymers in varying
requisites: DCGN210 or DCGN209, ChEN201, MATH225,
physical states. Processing operations for polymeric materi-
or consent of instructor. Corequisite: ChEN357. 3 hours labo-
als and use in separations. Prerequisite: CHGN221,
ratory; 1 semester hour.
MATH225, ChEN357, or consent of instructor. 3 hours lec-
ChEN375. MASS TRANSFER (II) Fundamentals of stage-
ture; 3 semester hours.
wise and diffusional mass transport with applications to
ChEN416. POLYMER ENGINEERING AND TECH-
chemical engineering systems and processes. Relevant as-
NOLOGY Polymer fluid mechanics, polymer rheological
pects of computer-aided process simulation. Prerequisite:
response, and polymer shape forming. Definition and
Grade of C or higher in ChEN357, or consent of instructor. 3
measurement of material properties. Interrelationships
hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
between response functions and correlation of data and
ChEN398. SPECIAL TOPICS IN CHEMICAL ENGINEER-
material response. Theoretical approaches for prediction of
ING Topical courses in chemical engineering of special inter-
polymer properties. Processing operations for polymeric
est. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. 1 to 6 semester hours.
materials; melt and flow instabilities. Prerequisite: ChEN307,
Repeatable for credit under different titles.
MATH225, or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semes-
ter hours.
ChEN399. INDEPENDENT STUDY Individual research or
special problem projects. Topics, content, and credit hours to
ChEN418. REACTION ENGINEERING (WI) Applications
be agreed upon by student and supervising faculty member.
of the fundamentals of thermodynamics, physical chemistry,
Prerequisite: consent of instructor and department head, sub-
and organic chemistry to the engineering of reactive processes.
mission of “Independent Study” form to CSM Registrar. 1 to
Reactor design; acquisition and analysis of rate data; hetero-
6 semester hours. Repeatable for credit.
geneous catalysis. Relevant aspects of computer-aided
process simulation. Prerequisite: ChEN201, ChEN307,
Senior Year
ChEN308, ChEN357, MATH225, CHGN221, CHGN351,
ChEN402. CHEMICAL ENGINEERING DESIGN (II) (WI)
or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
Advanced computer-aided process simulation and process
optimization. Prerequisite: ChEN307, ChEN308, ChEN357,
ChEN420. MATHEMATICAL METHODS IN CHEMICAL
ChEN375, or consent of instructor. Co-requisite: ChEN418,
ENGINEERING Formulation and solution of chemical engi-
ChEN421. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
neering problems using numerical solution methods within
the Excel and MathCAD environments. Setup and numerical
ChEN403. PROCESS DYNAMICS AND CONTROL (II)
solution of ordinary and partial differential equations for typ-
Mathematical modeling and analysis of transient systems.
ical chemical engineering systems and transport processes. .
Applications of control theory to response of dynamic
Prerequisite: MATH225, DCGN209 or DCGN210,
chemical engineering systems and processes. Prerequisite:
ChEN307, ChEN357, or consent of instructor. 3 hours lec-
ChEN201, ChEN307, ChEN308, ChEN375, MATH225, or
ture; 3 semester hours.
consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
ChEN421/EBGN321. ENGINEERING ECONOMICS Eco-
ChEN408. NATURAL GAS PROCESSING (II) Application
nomic analysis of engineering processes and systems. Inter-
of chemical engineering principles to the processing of natu-
est, annuity, present value, depreciation, cost accounting,
ral gas. Emphasis on using thermodynamics and mass trans-
investment accounting and financing of engineering enter-
fer operations to analyze existing plants. Relevant aspects of
prises along with taxation, market evaluation and break-even
computer-aided process simulation. Prerequisites:
analysis. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture;
CHGN221, ChEN201, ChEN307, ChEN308, ChEN357,
3 semester hours.
ChEN375, or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture, 3 semes-
ter hours.
ChEN430. TRANSPORT PHENOMENA Theory and chem-
ical engineering applications of momentum, heat, and mass
ChEN409. PETROLEUM PROCESSES (I) Application of
transport. Set up and solution of problems involving equa-
chemical engineering principles to petroleum refining.
tions of motion and energy. Prerequisite: ChEN307,
Thermodynamics and reaction engineering of complex
ChEN308, ChEN357, ChEN375, MATH225, or consent of
hydrocarbon systems. Relevant aspects of computer-aided
instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
process simulation for complex mixtures. Prerequisite:
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ChEN435/PHGN435. INTERDISCIPLINARY MICRO-
ChEN470/BELS470. INTRODUCTION TO MICROFLU-
ELECTRONICS PROCESSING LABORATORY (II)
IDICS (I) This course introduces the basic principles and ap-
Application of science and engineering principles to the
plications of microfluidic systems. Concepts related to
design, fabrication, and testing of microelectronic devices.
microscale fluid mechanics, transport, physics, and biology
Emphasis on specific unit operations and the interrelation
are presented. To gain familiarity with small-scale systems,
among processing steps. Prerequisites: Senior standing in
students are provided with the opportunity to design, fabri-
PHGN, ChEN, MTGN, or EGGN. Consent of instructor. Due
cate, and test a simple microfluidic device. Prerequisites:
to lab space the enrollment is limited to 20 students. 1.5
ChEN307 (or equivalent) and DCGN210 (or equivalent) or
hours lecture, 4 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
permission of instructor. 3 semester hours.
ChEN440. MOLECULAR PERSPECTIVES IN CHEMI-
ChEN480. NATURAL GAS HYDRATES (I) The purpose of
CAL ENGINEERING Applications of statistical and
this class is to learn about clathrate hydrates, using two of the
quantum mechanics to understanding and prediction of
instructor's books, (1) Clathrate Hydrates of Natural Gases,
equilibrium and transport properties and processes. Relations
Third Edition (2008) co-authored by C.A.Koh, and (2) Hy-
between microscopic properties of materials and systems to
drate Engineering, (2000). Using a basis of these books, and
macroscopic behavior. Prerequisite: ChEN307, ChEN308,
accompanying programs, we have abundant resources to act
ChEN357, ChEN375, CHGN351 and 353, CHGN221 and
as professionals who are always learning. 3 hours lecture; 3
222, MATH225, or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture;
semester hours.
3 semester hours
ChEN498. SPECIAL TOPICS IN CHEMICAL ENGINEER-
ChEN450. HONORS UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH
ING Topical courses in chemical engineering of special inter-
Scholarly research of an independent nature. Prerequisite:
est. Prerequisite: consent of instructor; 1 to 6 semester hours.
senior standing, consent of instructor. 1 to 3 semester hours.
Repeatable for credit under different titles.
ChEN451. HONORS UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH
ChEN499. INDEPENDENT STUDY Individual research or
Scholarly research of an independent nature. Prerequisite:
special problem projects. Topics, content, and credit hours to
senior standing, consent of instructor. 1 to 3 semester hours.
be agreed upon by student and supervising faculty member.
ChEN460. BIOPROCESS ENGINEERING (I) The analysis
Prerequisite: consent of instructor and department head, sub-
and design of biochemical unit operations and processes used
mission of “Independent Study” form to CSM Registrar. 1 to
in conjunction with bioreactors are investigated in this
6 semester hours. Repeatable for credit.
course. Industrial enzyme technologies are developed and ex-
plored. A strong focus is on the basic processes for producing
bioethanol and biodiesel. Biochemical systems for organic
oxidation and fermentation and inorganic oxidation and re-
duction will be presented. Prerequisites: ChEN375,
CHGN428, and CHGN462 or consent of the instructor. 3
hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
CHEN461. BIOCHEMICAL ENGINEERING LABORA-
TORY. LABORATORY(I) The measurement, calculation
and analysis of processes including separations and reaction
equilibria and their application to biochemical engineering.
Relevant aspects of computer-aided process simulation. Pre-
requisites: CHEN375, CHGN428 and CHGN462 or consent
of instructor. Co-requisite, CHEN460. 1 credit hour; 3 hours
laboratory.
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Chemistry and
A significant number of students complete degrees in both
chemistry and chemical engineering as an excellent prepara-
Geochemistry
tion for industrial careers.
The instructional and research laboratories located in
DANIEL M. KNAUSS, Professor and Department Head
MARK E. EBERHART, Professor
Coolbaugh Hall contain extensive instrumentation for: gas
PATRICK MACCARTHY, Professor
chromatography (GC), high-performance liquid chromatog-
KENT J. VOORHEES, Professor
raphy (HPLC), ion chromatography (IC), supercritical-fluid
SCOTT W. COWLEY, Associate Professor
chromatography (SFC), inductively-coupled-plasma-atomic
KEVIN W. MANDERNACK, Associate Professor (also Geology &
emission spectroscopy (ICP-AES) field-flow fractionation
Geological Engineering)
(FFF), mass spectrometry (MS, GC/MS, GC/MS/MS, PY/MS,
JAMES F. RANVILLE, Associate Professor
PY/GC/MS, SFC/MS, MALDI-TOF), nuclear magnetic
RYAN RICHARDS, Associate Professor
resonance spectrometry (solids and liquids), infrared spectro-
E. CRAIG SIMMONS, Associate Professor
photometry (FTIR), visible-ultraviolet spectrophotometry,
BETTINA M. VOELKER, Associate Professor
microscopy, X-ray photoelectron spectrometry (XPS), and
KIM R. WILLIAMS, Associate Professor
DAVID T. WU, Associate Professor (also Chemical Engineering)
thermogravimetric analysis (TGA).
STEPHEN G. BOYES, Assistant Professor
Program Educational Objectives (Bachelor of
MATTHEW C. POSEWITZ, Assistant Professor
Science in Chemistry)
ARNOLD B. TAMAYO, Assistant Professor
In addition to contributing toward achieving the educa-
ED A. DEMPSEY, Instructor
STEVEN F. DEC, Research Associate Professor
tional objectives described in the CSM Graduate Profile and
RAMON E. BISQUE, Professor Emeritus
the ABET Accreditation Criteria, the B.S. curricula in chem-
STEPHEN R. DANIEL, Professor Emeritus
istry are designed to:
DEAN W. DICKERHOOF, Professor Emeritus
u Impart mastery of chemistry fundamentals;
KENNETH W. EDWARDS, Professor Emeritus
u Develop ability to apply chemistry fundamentals in
GEORGE H. KENNEDY, Professor Emeritus
solving open-ended problems;
RONALD W. KLUSMAN, Professor Emeritus
u Impart knowledge of and ability to use modern tools of
DONALD LANGMUIR, Professor Emeritus
GEORGE B. LUCAS, Professor Emeritus
chemical analysis and synthesis;
DONALD L. MACALADY, Professor Emeritus
u Develop ability to locate and use pertinent information
MICHAEL J. PAVELICH, Professor Emeritus
from the chemical literature;
MAYNARD SLAUGHTER, Professor Emeritus
u Develop ability to interpret and use experimental data
THOMAS R. WILDEMAN, Professor Emeritus
for chemical systems;
JOHN T. WILLIAMS, Professor Emeritus
u Develop ability to effectively communicate in both
ROBERT D. WITTERS, Professor Emeritus
written and oral formats;
CHARLES W. STARKS, Associate Professor Emeritus
u Prepare students for entry to and success in profes-
Program Description
sional careers;
Chemistry provides fundamental knowledge critical to
u Prepare students for entry to and success in graduate
satisfying many of society’s needs: feeding and clothing and
programs; and
housing the world’s people, finding and using sources of
u Prepare students for responsible contribution to society.
energy, improving health care, ensuring national security, and
Curriculum
protecting the environment. The programs of the Chemistry
The B.S. chemistry curricula, in addition to the strong
and Geochemistry Department are designed to educate pro-
basis provided by the common core, contain three compo-
fessionals for the varied career opportunities this central sci-
nents: chemistry fundamentals, laboratory and communica-
entific discipline affords. The curricula are therefore founded
tion skills, and applications courses.
in rigorous fundamental science complemented by applica-
Chemistry fundamentals
tion of these principles to the minerals, energy, materials, or
u Analytical chemistry - sampling, method selection,
environmental fields. For example, specific B.S. curricular
statistical data analysis, error sources, interferences,
tracks emphasizing environmental chemistry or biochemistry
theory of operation of analytical instruments (atomic
are offered along with a more flexible track which can be tai-
and molecular spectroscopy, mass spectrometry, mag-
lored to optimize preparation consistent with students’ career
netic resonance spectrometry, chromatography and
goals. Those aspiring to enter Ph.D. programs in chemistry
other separation methods, electroanalytical methods,
are encouraged to include undergraduate research beyond the
and thermal methods), calibration, standardization,
minimum required among their elective hours. Others inter-
stoichiometry of analysis, equilibrium and kinetics
ested in industrial chemistry choose area of special interest
principles in analysis.
courses in chemical engineering or metallurgy, for example.
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u Inorganic chemistry - atomic structure and periodicity,
u Reporting - lab notebook, experiment and research re-
crystal lattice structure, molecular geometry and bond-
ports, technical oral reports
ing (VSEPR, Lewis structures, VB and MO theory,
u Communication - scientific reviews, seminar presenta-
bond energies and lengths), metals structure and prop-
tions
erties, acid-base theories, main-group element chem-
istry, coordination chemistry, term symbols, ligand
Applications
field theory, spectra and magnetism of complexes,
u Area of special interest courses - application of chem-
organometallic chemistry.
istry fundamentals in another discipline; e.g. chemical
engineering, environmental science, materials science
u Organic chemistry - bonding and structure, structure-
physical property relationships, reactivity-structure re-
u Internship - summer or semester experience in an in-
lationships, reaction mechanisms (nucleophilic and
dustrial or governmental organization working on real-
electrophilic substitution, addition, elimination, radical
world problems
reactions, rearrangements, redox reactions, photochem-
u Undergraduate research-open-ended problem solving in
ical reactions, and metal-mediated reactions), chemical
the context of a research project
kinetics, catalysis, major classes of compounds and
Degree Requirements (Chemistry Track)
their reactions, design of synthetic pathways.
The B.S. curricula in chemistry are outlined below.
u Physical chemistry - thermodynamics (energy, enthalpy,
Freshman Year
entropy, equilibrium constants, free energy, chemical
Chemistry students take the common core except they take either
potential, non-ideal systems, standard states, activity,
Biological and Environmental Systems (BELS101) or Earth and
phase rule, phase equilibria, phase diagrams), electro-
Environmental Systems (SYGN101).
chemistry, kinetic theory (Maxwell-Boltzmann distri-
Sophomore Year Fall Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
bution, collision frequency, effusion, heat capacity,
MATH213 Calculus for Scientists & Engn’rs III
4
4
equipartition of energy), kinetics (microscopic re-
PHGN200 Physics II
3.5
3
4.5
versibility, relaxation processes, mechanisms and rate
DCGN209 Introduction to Thermodynamics
3
3
laws, collision and absolute rate theories), quantum
CHGN221 Organic Chemistry I
3
3
mechanics (Schroedinger equations, operators and
CHGN223 Organic Chemistry I Lab
3
1
matrix elements, particle-in-a-box, simple harmonic
PAGN201 Physical Education III
2
0.5
oscillator, rigid rotor, angular momentum, hydrogen
Total
16
atom, hydrogen wave functions, spin, Pauli principle,
Sophomore Year Spring Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
LCAO method), spectroscopy (dipole selection rules,
CHGN222 Organic Chemistry II
3
3
rotational spectra, term symbols, atomic and molecular
CHGN224 Organic Chemistry II Lab
3
1
electronic spectra, magnetic spectroscopy, Raman spec-
Technical Elective#
3
3
MATH225 Differential Equations
3
3
troscopy, multiphoton selection rules, lasers), statistical
CHGN335 Instrumental Analysis
3
3
thermodynamics (ensembles, partition functions, Ein-
CHGN201 Thermodynamics Laboratory
3
1
stein crystals, Debye crystals), group theory, surface
EPIC251 Design II
2
3
3
chemistry, X-ray crystallography, electron diffraction,
PAGN202 Physical Education IV
2
0.5
dielectric constants, dipole moments.
Total
17.5
Laboratory and communication skills
Junior Year Fall Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
u Analytical methods - gravimetry, titrimetry, sample
SYGN200 Human Systems
3
3
dissolution, fusion, quantitative spectrophotometry,
CHGN336 Analytical Chemistry
3
3
GC, HPLC, GC/MS, potentiometry, AA, ICP-AES
CHGN337 Analytical Chemistry Laboratory
3
1
CHGN341 Descriptive Inorganic Chemistry
3
3
u Synthesis techniques - batch reactor assembly, inert-
CHGN351 Physical Chemistry I
3
3
4
atmosphere manipulations, vacuum line methods,
CHGN395 Introduction to Undergraduate Research
3
1
high-temperature methods, high-pressure methods,
Area of Special Interest Elective
3
3
distillation, recrystallization, extraction, sublimation,
Total
18
chromatographic purification, product identification
Junior Year Spring Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
u Physical measurements - refractometry, viscometry,
CHGN353 Physical Chemistry II
3
3
4
CHGN323 Qualitative Organic Analysis
1
3
2
colligative properties, FTIR, NMR
CHGN428 Biochemistry
3
3
u Information retrieval - Chemical Abstracts, CA on-line,
EBGN201 Principles of Economics
3
3
CA registry numbers, Beilstein, Gmelin, handbooks,
Area of Special Interest Elective
3
3
organic syntheses, organic reactions, inorganic syntheses,
LAIS/EBGN H&SS GenEd Restricted Elective I
3
3
primary sources, ACS Style Guide
Total
18
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Junior-Senior Year Summer Field Session
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
CHGN428 Biochemistry
3
3
CHGN490 Synthesis & Characterization
18
6
EBGN201 Principles of Economics
3
3
Total
6
Environmental Elective
3
3
Senior Year Fall Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
LAIS/EBGN H&SS GenEd Restricted Elective I
3
3
CHGN495 Research
9
3
Total
18
Area of Special Interest Elective
3
3
Junior-Senior Year Summer Field Session
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
LAIS/EBGN H&SS GenEd Restricted Elective II
3
3
CHGN490 Synthesis & Characterization
18
6
CHGN401 Theoretical Inorganic Chem.
3
3
Total
6
Free elective
3
3
Total
15
Senior Year Fall Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
CHGN495 Research
9
3
Senior Year Spring Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
Environmental Electives
6
6
CHGN495 Undergraduate Research
6
2
LAIS/EBGN H&SS GenEd Restricted Elective II
3
3
Area of Special Interest Elective
3
3
Free elective
3
3
LAIS/EBGN H&SS GenEd Restricted Elective III
3
3
Total
15
Free elective
3
3
Free elective
3
3
Senior Year Spring Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
Total
14
CHGN495 Undergraduate Research
6
2
CHGN410 Surface Chemistry
3
3
Degree Total
137.5
LAIS/EBGN H&SS GenEd Restricted Elective III
3
3
# Possible electives that will be recommended to students are:
CHGN403 Environmental Chemistry
3
3
SYGN202; SYGN203; ChEN201; PHGN300; EBGN305,
Free elective
3
3
EBGN306, EBGN310, EBGN311, EBGN312; ESGN201/BELS301;
Total
14
ESGN353; GEOL201, 210, 212; MNGN210; PEGN102; CHGN462
Degree Total
137.5
Environmental Chemistry Track
Biochemistry Track
Freshman Year
Freshman Year
Chemistry students take the common core except they take either
Chemistry students take the common core except they take either
Biological and Environmental Systems (BELS101) or Earth and
Biological and Environmental Systems (BELS101) or Earth and
Environmental Systems (SYGN101).
Environmental Systems (SYGN101).
Sophomore Year Fall Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
Sophomore Year Fall Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
MATH213 Calculus for Scientists & Engn'rs III 4
4
MATH213 Calculus for Scientists & Engn'rs III 4
4
PHGN200 Physics II
3.5
3
4.5
PHGN200 Physics II
3.5
3
4.5
DCGN209 Introduction to Thermodynamics
3
3
DCGN209 Introduction to Thermodynamics
3
3
CHGN221 Organic Chemistry I
3
3
CHGN221 Organic Chemistry I
3
3
CHGN223 Organic Chemistry I Lab
3
1
CHGN223 Organic Chemistry I Lab
3
1
PAGN201 Physical Education III
2
0.5
PAGN201 Physical Education III
2
0.5
Total
16
Total
16
Sophomore Year Spring Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
Sophomore Year Spring Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
CHGN222 Organic Chemistry II
3
3
CHGN222 Organic Chemistry II
3
3
CHGN224 Organic Chemistry II Lab
3
1
CHGN224 Organic Chemistry II Lab
3
1
Technical Elective#
3
3
LAIS/EBGN H&SS GenEd Restricted Elective I
3
3
MATH225 Differential Equations
3
3
MATH225 Differential Equations
3
3
CHGN335 Instrumental Analysis
3
3
CHGN335 Instrumental Analysis
3
3
CHGN201 Thermodynamics Laboratory
3
3
1
CHGN201 Thermodynamics Laboratory
3
1
EPIC251 Design II
2
3
3
EPIC251 Design II
2
3
3
PAGN202 Physical Education IV
2
0.5
PAGN202 Physical Education IV
2
0.5
Total
17.5
Total
17.5
Junior Year Fall Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
Junior Year Fall Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
SYGN200 Human Systems
3
3
SYGN200 Human Systems
3
3
CHGN336 Analytical Chemistry
3
3
BELS301 General Biology I
3
3
CHGN337 Analytical Chemistry Laboratory
3
1
BELS311 General Biology I Lab
3
1
CHGN341 Descriptive Inorganic Chemistry
3
3
CHGN336 Analytical Chemistry
3
3
CHGN351 Physical Chemistry I
3
3
4
CHGN337 Analytical Chemistry Laboratory
3
1
CHGN395 Introduction to Undergraduate Research
3
1
CHGN341 Descriptive Inorganic Chemistry
3
3
Environmental Elective
3
3
CHGN351 Physical Chemistry I
3
4
Total
18
CHGN395 Introduction to Undergraduate Research
3
1
Junior Year Spring Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
Total
19
CHGN353 Physical Chemistry II
3
3
4
CHGN323 Qualitative Organic Analysis
1
3
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Junior Year Spring Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
CHGN122. PRINCIPLES OF CHEMISTRY II (I, II, S)
CHGN353 Physical Chemistry II
3
3
4
Continuation of CHGN121 concentrating on chemical kinetics,
CHGN323 Qualitative Organic Analysis
1
3
2
thermodynamics, electrochemistry, organic nomenclature,
CHGN428 Biochemistry I
3
3
and chemical equilibrium (acid- base, solubility, complexa-
EBGN201 Principles of Economics
3
3
tion, and redox). Laboratory experiments emphasizing quan-
BELS303 General Biology II
3
3
titative chemical measurements. Prerequisite: CHGN121.
BELS313 General Biology II Lab
3
1
Total
16
3 hours lecture; 3 hours lab, 4 semester hours.
Junior-Senior Year Summer Field Session
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
CHGN198. SPECIAL TOPICS IN CHEMISTRY (I, II) Pilot
CHGN490 Synthesis & Characterization
18
6
course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special
Total
6
interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is
Senior Year Fall Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
offered only once. Prerequisite: Instructor consent. Variable
CHGN401 Theoretical Inorganic Chem.
3
3
credit; 1 to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for credit under differ-
CHGN429 Biochemistry II
3
3
ent titles.
CHGN495 Undergraduate Research
9
3
CHGN199. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Individual re-
LAIS/EBGN H&SS GenEd Restricted Elective II
3
3
search or special problem projects supervised by a faculty
Technical Elective
3
3
member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a sub-
Total
15
ject matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: “Indepen-
Senior Year Spring Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
dent Study” form must be completed and submitted to the
CHGN495 Undergraduate Research
6
2
Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for
LAIS/EBGN H&SS GenEd Restricted Elective III
3
3
credit.
Free elective
3
3
Free elective
3
3
CHGN201. CHEMICAL THERMODYNAMICS LABORA-
Free elective
3
3
TORY (II) Experiments in determining enthalpy, entropy,
Total
14
free energy, equilibrium constants, reaction rates, colligative
Degree Total
136.5
properties. Prerequisites DCGN209 or concurrent enroll-
# Possible technical electives that will be recommended to students
ment. 3 hours lab; 1 semester hour.
are: CHGN403, CHGN462, BELS 321, BELS402, BELS404
CHGN221. ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I (I, S) Structure,
Chemistry Minor and ASI Programs
properties, and reactions of the important classes of organic
No specific course sequences are suggested for students
compounds, introduction to reaction mechanisms. Prerequi-
wishing to include chemistry minors or areas of special inter-
sites: CHGN122. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
est in their programs. Rather, those students should consult
CHGN222. ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II (II, S) Continuation
with the CHGC department head (or designated faculty
of CHGN221. Prerequisites: CHGN221. 3 hours lecture; 3
member) to design appropriate sequences. For the purpose
semester hours.
of completing a minor in Chemistry, the Organic Chemistry
CHGN223. ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I LABORATORY
sequence is exempt from the 100-200 level limit.
(I,II, S) Laboratory exercises including purification tech-
Description of Courses
niques, synthesis, and characterization. Experiments are de-
CHGN111. INTRODUCTORY CHEMISTRY (S) Introduc-
signed to support concepts presented in the CHGN221.
tory college chemistry. Elementary atomic structure and the
Students are introduced to Green Chemistry principles and
periodic chart, chemical bonding, chemical bonding, chemi-
methods of synthesis and the use of computational software.
cal reactions and stoichiometry of chemi cal reactions, chem-
Prerequisites: CHGN221 or concurrent enrollment. 3 hours
ical equilibrium, thermochemistry, and properties of gases.
laboratory, 1 semester hour.
Must not be used for elective credit. Does not apply toward
CHGN224. ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II LABORATORY
undergraduate degree or g.p.a. 3 hours lecture and 3 hours
(II, S) Laboratory exercises using more advanced synthesis
lab; 3 semester hours.
techniques. Experiments are designed to support concepts
CHGN121. PRINCIPLES OF CHEMISTRY I (I, II) Study
presented in CHGN222. Prerequisites: CHGN221,
of matter and energy based on atomic structure, correlation
CHGN223, and CHGN222 or concurrent enrollment. 3 hours
of properties of elements with position in periodic chart,
laboratory, 1 semester hour.
chemical bonding, geometry of molecules, phase changes,
CHGN298. SPECIAL TOPICS IN CHEMISTRY (I, II) Pilot
stoichiometry, solution chemistry, gas laws, and thermo-
course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special
chemistry. 3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 4 semester hours. Ap-
interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is
proved for Colorado Guaranteed General Education transfer.
offered only once. Prerequisite: Instructor consent. Variable
Equivalency for GT-SC1.
credit; 1 to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for credit under differ-
ent titles.
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CHGN299. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Individual re-
CHGN353. PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY: A MOLECULAR
search or special problem projects supervised by a faculty
PERSPECTIVE II (II) A continuation of CHGN351. Includes
member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a sub-
statistical thermodynamics, chemical kinetics, chemical reac-
ject matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: “Indepen-
tion mechanisms, electrochemistry, and selected additional
dent Study” form must be completed and submitted to the
topics. Prerequisite: CHGN351. 3 hours lecture; 3 hours lab-
Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for
oratory; 4 semester hours.
credit.
CHGN395. INTRODUCTION TO UNDERGRADUATE
CHGN323. QUALITATIVE ORGANIC ANALYSIS (II)
RESEARCH (I) (WI) Introduction to Undergraduate Re-
Identification, separation and purification of organic com-
search is designed to prepare students to pursue their senior
pounds including use of modern physical and instrumental
research projects prior to enrollment in CHGN495 (Under-
methods. Prerequisite: CHGN222, CHGN224. 1 hour lec-
graduate Research). Students will attend lectures and re-
ture; 3 hours lab; 2 semester hours.
search presentations, the student, in consultation with their
CHGN335. INSTRUMENTAL ANALYSIS (II) Principles
research advisor, will select a research area, perform litera-
of AAS, AES, Visible-UV, IR, NMR, XRF, XRD, XPS, elec-
ture research, design a research project and prepare a re-
tron, and mass spectroscopy; gas and liquid chromatography;
search proposal. Prerequisites: Completion of the chemistry
data interpretation. Prerequisite: DCGN209, MATH112.
curriculum through the Fall semester of the junior year or
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
permission of the department head. Credit: 1 semester hour.
CHGN336. ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY (I) Theory and
CHGN398. SPECIAL TOPICS IN CHEMISTRY (I, II) Pilot
techniques of gravimetry, titrimetry (acid-base, complexo-
course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special
metric, redox, precipitation), electrochemical analysis, chem-
interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is
ical separations; statistical evaluation of data. Prerequisite:
offered only once. Prerequisite: Instructor consent. Variable
DCGN209, CHGN335. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
credit; 1 to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for credit under differ-
ent titles.
CHGN337. ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY LABORA-
TORY (I) (WI) Laboratory exercises emphasizing sample
CHGN399. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Individual re-
preparation and instrumental methods of analysis. Prerequi-
search or special problem projects supervised by a faculty
site: CHGN335, CHGN336 or concurrent enrollment.
member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a sub-
3 hours lab; 1 semester hour.
ject matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: “Indepen-
dent Study” form must be completed and submitted to the
CHGN340. COOPERATIVE EDUCATION (I, II, S) Super-
Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for
vised, full-time, chemistry-related employment for a continu-
credit.
ous six-month period (or its equivalent) in which specific
educational objectives are achieved. Prerequisite: Second
CHGN401. THEORETICAL INORGANIC CHEMISTRY (II)
semester sophomore status and a cumulative grade-point
Periodic properties of the elements. Bonding in ionic and
average of at least 2.00. 0 to 3 semester hours. Cooperative
metallic crystals. Acid-base theories. Inorganic stereochem-
Education credit does not count toward graduation except
istry. Nonaqueous solvents. Coordination chemistry and
under special conditions.
ligand field theory. Prerequisite: CHGN341 or consent of
instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
CHGN341. DESCRIPTIVE INORGANIC CHEMISTRY (I)
The chemistry of the elements and periodic trends in reac-
CHGN402. BONDING THEORY AND SYMMETRY (II)
tivity discussed in relation to the preparation and use of
Introduction to valence bond and molecular orbital theories,
inorganic chemicals in industry and the environment. Pre-
symmetry; introduction to group theory; applications of
requisite: CHGN222, DCGN209. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester
group theory and symmetry concepts to molecular orbital and
hours.
ligand field theories. Prerequisite: CHGN341 or consent of
instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
CHGN351. PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY: A MOLECULAR
PERSPECTIVE I (I) A study of chemical systems from a
CHGN403/ESGN403. INTRODUCTION TO ENVIRON-
molecular physical chemistry perspective. Includes an intro-
MENTAL CHEMISTRY (II) Processes by which natural and
duction to quantum mechanics, atoms and molecules, spec-
anthropogenic chemicals interact, react and are transformed
troscopy, bonding and symmetry, and an introduction to
and redistributed in various environmental compartments.
modern computational chemistry. Prerequisite: CHGN122,
Air, soil and aqueous (fresh and saline surface and ground-
DCGN209, MATH225, PHGN200. 3 hours lecture; 3 hours
waters) environments are covered, along with specialized
laboratory; 4 semester hours.
environments such as waste treatment facilities and the upper
atmosphere. Prerequisites: SYGN101, DCGN209,
CHGN222. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
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CHGN410/MLGN510. SURFACE CHEMISTRY (II) Intro-
CHGN475. COMPUTATIONAL CHEMISTRY (II) This
duction to colloid systems, capillarity, surface tension and
class provides a survey of techniques of computational chem-
contact angle, adsorption from solution, micelles and micro-
istry, including quantum mechanics (both Hartree-Fock and
emulsions, the solid/gas interface, surface analytical tech-
density functional approaches) and molecular dynamics. Em-
niques, van der Waal forces, electrical properties and colloid
phasis is given to the integration of these techniques with ex-
stability, some specific colloid systems (clays, foams and
perimental programs of molecular design and development.
emulsions). Students enrolled for graduate credit in MLGN510
Prerequisites: CHGN351, CHGN401. 3 hours lecture; 3 se-
must complete a special project. Prerequisite: DCGN209 or
mester hours.
consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
CHGN490. SYNTHESIS AND CHARACTERIZATION
CHGN422. POLYMER CHEMISTRY LABORATORY (I)
(WI) Advanced methods of organic and inorganic synthesis;
Prerequisites: CHGN221, CHGN223. 3 hours lab; 1 semester
high-temperature, high-pressure, inert-atmosphere, vacuum-
hour.
line, and electrolytic methods. Prerequisites: CHGN323,
CHGN428. BIOCHEMISTRY I (II) Introductory study of
CHGN341 and EPIC251. 6-week summer field session;
the major molecules of biochemistry-amino acids, proteins,
6 semester hours.
enzymes, nucleic acids, lipids, and saccharides- their struc-
CHGN495. UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH (I, II, S) (WI)
ture, chemistry, biological function, and biosynthesis.
Individual research project under direction of a member of
Stresses bioenergetics and the cell as a biological unit of or-
the Departmental faculty. Prerequisites: selection of a re-
ganization. Discussion of classical genetics, molecular genet-
search topic and advisor, preparation and approval of a re-
ics, and protein synthesis. Prerequisite: CHGN222 or
search proposal, completion of chemistry curriculum through
permission of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
the junior year or permission of the department head. Vari-
CHGN429. BIOCHEMISTRY II (I) A continuation of
able credit; 1 to 5 credit hours.
CHGN428. Topics include: nucleotide synthesis; DNA re-
CHGN497. INTERNSHIP (I, II, S) Individual internship ex-
pair, replication and recombination; transcription, translation
perience with an industrial, academic, or governmental host
and regulation; proteomics; lipid and amino acid synthesis;
supervised by a Departmental faculty member. Prerequisites:
protein target and degradation; membranes; receptors and
Completion of chemistry curriculum through the junior year
signal transduction. Prerequisites: CHGN428 or permission
or permission of the department head. Variable credit; 1 to 6
of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
credit hours.
CHGN430/CHEN415/MLGN530. INTRODUCTION TO
CHGN498. SPECIAL TOPICS IN CHEMISTRY (I, II) Pilot
POLYMER SCIENCE (I) An introduction to the chemistry
course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special
and physics of macromolecules. Topics include the properties
interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is
and statistics of polymer solutions, measurements of molecu-
offered only once. Prerequisite: Instructor consent. Variable
lar weights, molecular weight distributions, properties of
credit; 1 to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for credit under differ-
bulk polymers, mechanisms of polymer formation, and prop-
ent titles.
erties of thermosets and thermoplasts including elastomers.
CHGN499. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Individual re-
Prerequisite: CHGN222 or permission of instructor. 3 hour
search or special problem projects supervised by a faculty
lecture, 3 semester hours.
member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a sub-
CHGN462/CHGC562/ESGN580. MICROBIOLOGY AND
ject matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: “Indepen-
THE ENVIRONMENT (II) This course will cover the basic
dent Study” form must be completed and submitted to the
fundamentals of microbiology, such as structure and function
Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for
of procaryotic versus eucaryotic cells; viruses; classification
credit.
of micro-organisms; microbial metabolism, energetics, genet-
ics, growth and diversity, microbial interactions with plants,
animals, and other microbes. Additional topics covered will
include various aspects of environmental microbiology such
as global biogeochemical cycles, bioleaching, bioremedia-
tion, and wastewater treatment. Prerequisite: Consent of in-
structor 3 hours lecture, 3 semester hours.
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Economics and Business the ABETAccreditation Criteria, the educational objectives
of the undergraduate program in economics and business are:
RODERICK G. EGGERT, Professor and Division Director
To provide students with a strong foundation in economic
JOHN T. CUDDINGTON, William J. Coulter Professor
theory and analytical techniques, taking advantage of the
CAROL A. DAHL, Professor
GRAHAM A. DAVIS, Professor
mathematical and quantitative abilities of CSM under-
MICHAEL R. WALLS, Professor
graduate students; and
MICHAEL B. HEELEY, Associate Professor
To prepare students for the work force, especially in
ALEXANDRA M. NEWMAN, Associate Professor
organizations in CSM’s areas of traditional strength
EDWARD J. BALISTRERI, Assistant Professor
(engineering, applied science, mathematics and computer
JOY M. GODESIABOIS, Assistant Professor
science), and for graduate school, especially in economics,
DANIEL KAFFINE, Assistant Professor
business, and law.
SCOTT HOUSER, Lecturer
JOHN M. STERMOLE, Lecturer
Curriculum
ANN DOZORETZ, Instructor
All economics majors take forty-five percent of their courses
FRANKLIN J. STERMOLE, Professor Emeritus
in math, science, and engineering, including the same core re-
JOHN E. TILTON, University Emeritus Professor
quired of all CSM undergraduates. Students take another forty
ROBERT E. D. WOOLSEY, Professor Emeritus
percent of their courses in economics and business. The remain-
Program Description
ing fifteen percent of the course work can come from any field.
The economy is becoming increasingly global and de-
Many students complete minor programs in a technical field,
pendent on advanced technology. In such a world, private
such as computer science, engineering, geology or environmen-
companies and public organizations need leaders and man-
tal science. A number of students pursue double majors.
agers who understand economics and business, as well as
To complete the economics major, students must take 45
science and technology.
hours of 300 and 400 level economics and business courses. Of
Programs in the Division of Economics and Business are
these, 18 hours must be at the 400 level. At least 30 of the re-
designed to bridge the gap that often exists between econo-
quired 45 hours must be taken in residence in the home depart-
mists and managers, on the one hand, and engineers and sci-
ment. For students participating in an approved foreign study
entists, on the other. All CSM undergraduate students are
program, up to 19 hours of the 30 hours in residence require-
introduced to economic principles in a required course, and
ment may be taken abroad.
many pursue additional course work in minor programs or
Degree Requirements in Economics
elective courses. The courses introduce undergraduate stu-
Economics and Business Option (default)
dents to economic and business principles so that they will
Sophomore Year Fall Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
understand the economic and business environments, both
EBGN201 Principles of Economics
3
3
national and global, in which they will work and live.
PHGN200 Physics II
3.5
3
4.5
In keeping with the mission of the Colorado School of
MATH213 Calc. for Scientists & Engineers III
4
4
Mines, the Division of Economics and Business offers a
EPIC251 or EPICS252 Design II
2
3
3
Bachelor of Science in Economics. Most economics degrees
PAGN201 Physical Education III
2
0.5
Free Elective
3
3
at other universities are awarded as a Bachelor of Arts, with a
Total
18
strong liberal arts component. Our degree is grounded in
mathematics, engineering and the sciences. We graduate
Sophomore Year Spring Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
EBGN301 Intermediate Microeconomics
3
3
technologically literate economists with quantitative eco-
MATH323 Probability and Statistics
3
3
nomics and business skills that give them a competitive ad-
MATH225 Differential Equations
3
3
vantage in today’s economy.
SYGN200 Human Systems
3
3
Economics majors have a range of career options follow-
PAGN202 Physical Education IV
2
0.5
ing their undergraduate studies. Some pursue graduate de-
Free Electives
3
3
grees in economics, business, or law. Others begin careers as
Total
15.5
managers, economic advisors, and financial officers in busi-
Junior Year Fall Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
ness or government, often in organizations that deal with en-
EBGN302 Intermediate Macroeconomics
3
3
gineering, applied science, and advanced technology.
EBGN303 Econometrics
3
3
EBGN325 Operations Research Methods
3
3
Program Educational Objectives (Bachelor of
EBGN Elective I*
3
3
Science in Economics)
MATH332 Linear Algebra or MATH348 Advanced Engineering
In addition to contributing toward achieving the educa-
Math
3
3
tional objectives described in the CSM Graduate Profile and
LAIS/EBGN H&SS GenEd Restricted Elective I 3
3
Total
18
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Junior Year Spring Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
EBGN330 Energy Economics
EBGN321 Engineering Economics
3
3
EBGN342 Economic Development
EBGN409 Math Econ.** or
EBGN398 Special Topics
EBGN Elective III*
3
3
EBGN404 Advanced Micro Topics
EBGN Elective II*
3
3
EBGN405 Advanced Macro Topics
LAIS/EBGN H&SS GenEd Restricted Elective II3
3
EBGN409 Mathematical Economics
Free Elective
3
3
EBGN437 Regional Economics
Total
15
EBGN441 International Economics
Summer Field Session
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
EBGN443 Public Economics
EBGN403 Field Session
3
3
EBGN470 Environmental Economics
Total
3
EBGN495 Economic Forecasting
EBGN498 Special Topics
Senior Year Fall Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
EBGN404 Adv. Micro Topics
3
3
Business Focus
EBGN405 Adv. Macro Topics
3
3
EBGN304 Personal Finance
EBGN455 Linear. Prog'** or EBGN Elective III 3
3
EBGN305 Financial Accounting
LAIS/EBGN H&SS GenEd Restricted Elective III 3
3
EBGN306 Managerial Accounting
Free Elective
3
3
EBGN314 Principles of Management
Total
15
EBGN321 Engineering Economics
Senior Year Spring Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
EBGN325 Operations Research
EBGN Elective IV*
3
3
EBGN345 Corporate Finance
EBGN Elective V*
3
3
EBGN398 Special Topics
EBGN Elective VI*
3
3
EBGN452 Nonlinear Programming
Free Electives
6
6
EBGN455 Linear Programming
Total
15
EBGN457 Integer Programming
Degree Total
132.5
EBGN459 Supply Chain Management
EBGN461 Stochastic Models in Management Science
*At least 2 EBGN elective courses must be at the 400-level or above
EBGN498 Special Topics
**Students must take either EBGN409 or EBGN455.
Minor Program
Description of Courses
The minor in Economics requires that students complete 6
Freshman Year
economics courses, for a total of 18 credit hours. Minors are
EBGN198. SPECIAL TOPICS IN ECONOMICS AND
required to take Principles of Economics (EBGN201) and ei-
BUSINESS (I, II) Pilot course or special topics course.
ther Intermediate Microeconomics (EBGN301) or Intermedi-
Topics chosen from special interests of instructor(s) and
ate Macroeconomics (EBGN302). Students must complete 4
student(s). Usually the course is offered only once. Prerequi-
additional courses from the lists below. Students may choose
site: Instructor consent. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
courses from either the economics focus or the business
Repeatable for credit under different titles.
focus list (or both). Regardless of their course selection, the
EBGN199. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Individual re-
minor remains "Economics and Business." Economics
search or special problem projects supervised by a faculty
courses taken as part of the Humanities and Social Sciences
member. A student and instructor agree on a subject matter,
electives can be counted toward the minor.
content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: “Independent Study”
Area of Special Interest
form must be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Vari-
The area of special interest in Economics and Business re-
able credit; 1 to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for credit.
quires that students complete Principles of Economics
Sophomore Year
(EBGN201) and 3 other courses in economics and business
EBGN201. PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS-(I,II,S) Intro-
chosen from the lists below, for a total of 12 credit hours.
duction to microeconomics and macroeconomics. This
Economics courses taken as part of the Humanities and So-
course focuses on applying the economic way of thinking
cial Sciences electives can be counted toward the area of spe-
and basic tools of economic analysis. Economic effects of
cial interest.
public policies. Analysis of markets for goods, services and
Economics Focus
resources. Tools of cost-benefit analysis. Measures of over-
EBGN301 Intermediate Microeconomics
all economic activity. Determinants of economic growth.
EBGN302 Intermediate Macroeconomics
Monetary and fiscal policy. Prerequisites: None. 3 hours lec-
EBGN303 Econometrics
ture; 3 semester hours.
EBGN310 Environmental and Resource Economics
EBGN315 Business Strategy
EBGN320 Economics and Technology
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EBGN298. SPECIAL TOPICS IN ECONOMICS AND
along with a discussion of financial instruments commonly
BUSINESS (I, II) Pilot course or special topics course.
held by individuals and families. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester
Topics chosen from special interests of instructor(s) and
hours.
student(s). Usually the course is offered only once. Prerequi-
EBGN305. FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING (I, II) Survey and
site: Instructor permission. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit
evaluation of balance sheets and income and expense state-
hours. Repeatable for credit under different titles.
ments, origin and purpose. Evaluation of depreciation, deple-
EBGN299. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Individual re-
tion, and reserve methods for tax and internal management
search or special problem projects supervised by a faculty
purposes. Cash flow analysis in relation to planning and
member. A student and instructor agree on a subject matter,
decision making. Inventory methods and cost controls related
content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: “Independent Study”
to dynamics of production and processing. 3 hours lecture;
form must be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Vari-
3 semester hours.
able credit; 1 to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for credit.
EBGN306. MANAGERIAL ACCOUNTING (II) Intro-
Junior Year
duction to cost concepts and principles of management ac-
EBGN301. INTERMEDIATE MICROECONOMICS-(I,II)
counting including cost accounting. The course focuses on
This course introduces the theoretical and analytical founda-
activities that create value for customers and owners of a
tions of microeconomics and applies these models to the de-
company and demonstrates how to generate cost-accounting
cisions and interactions of consumers, producers and
information to be used in management decision making. Pre-
governments. Develops and applies models of consumer
requisite: EBGN305. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
choice and production with a focus on general equilibrium
EBGN310. ENVIRONMENTAL AND RESOURCE ECO-
results for competitive markets. Examines the effects of
NOMICS (I) (WI) Application of microeconomic theory
market power and market failures on prices, allocation of re-
to topics in environmental and resource economics. Topics
sources and social welfare. Prerequisites: EBGN201 and
include analysis of pollution control, benefit/cost analysis in
MATH213. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
decision-making and the associated problems of measuring
EBGN302. INTERMEDIATE MACROECONOMICS-(I,II)
benefits and costs, non-renewable resource extraction,
Intermediate macroeconomics provides a foundation for ana-
measures of resource scarcity, renewable resource manage-
lyzing both short-run and long-run economic performance
ment, environmental justice, sustainability, and the analysis
across countries and over time. The course discusses macro-
of environmental regulations and resource policies. Prerequi-
economic data analysis (including national income and bal-
site: EBGN201. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
ance of payments accounting), economic fluctuations and the
EBGN311. MICROECONOMICS (I, II, S) How markets for
potentially stabilizing roles of monetary, fiscal and exchange
goods and services work. Economic behavior of consumers,
rates policies, the role of expectations and intertemporal con-
businesses, and government. Market structure and pricing.
siderations, and the determinants of long-run growth. The ef-
Efficiency and equity. Public policies. 3 hours lecture; 3 se-
fects of external and internal shocks (such as oil price
mester hours.
shocks, resource booms and busts) are analyzed. Prerequi-
EBGN312. MACROECONOMICS (I, II, S) Analysis of
sites: EBGN201 and MATH213. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester
gross domestic output and cyclical variability, plus the gen-
hours.
eral level of prices and employment. The relationship be-
EBGN303. ECONOMETRICS (I) (WI) Introduction to
tween output and financial markets that affects the level of
econometrics, including ordinary least-squares and single-
economic activity. Evaluation of government institutions and
equation models; two-stage least-squares and multiple-equa-
policy options for stabilization and growth. International
tion models; specification error, serial correlation,
trade and balance of payments3 hours lecture; 3 semester
heteroskedasticity, and other problems; distributive-lag mod-
hours.
els and other extensions, hypothesis testing and forecasting
EBGN314. PRINCIPLES OF MANAGEMENT (II)
applications. Prerequisites: EBGN201 and MATH323. 3
Introduction of underlying principles, fundamentals, and
hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
knowledge required of the manager in a complex, modern
EBGN304. PERSONAL FINANCE (S) The management of
organization. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
household and personal finances. Overview of financial con-
EBGN315. BUSINESS STRATEGY (II) An introduction to
cepts with special emphasis on their application to issues
game theory and industrial organization (IO) principles at a
faced by individuals and households: budget management,
practical and applied level. Topics include economies of
taxes, savings, housing and other major acquisitions, borrow-
scale and scope, the economics of the make-versus-buy deci-
ing, insurance, investments, meeting retirement goals, and
sion, market structure and entry, dynamic pricing rivalry,
estate planning. Survey of principles and techniques for the
strategic positioning, and the economics of organizational de-
management of a household’s assets and liabilities. Study of
sign. Prerequisite: EBGN201. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester
financial institutions and their relationship to households,
hours.
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EBGN320. ECONOMICS AND TECHNOLOGY (II) The
EBGN398. SPECIAL TOPICS IN ECONOMICS AND
theoretical, empirical and policy aspects of the economics of
BUSINESS (I, II) Pilot course or special topics course.
technology and technological change. Topics include the eco-
Topics chosen from special interests of instructor(s) and
nomics of research and development, inventions and patent-
student(s). Usually the course is offered only once. Prerequi-
ing, the Internet, e-commerce, and incentives for efficient
site: Instructor permission. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit
implementation of technology. Prerequisite: EBGN201.
hours. Repeatable for credit under different titles.
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
EBGN399. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Individual
EBGN321/CHEN421. ENGINEERING ECONOMICS (II)
research or special problem projects supervised by a faculty
Time value of money concepts of present worth, future
member. A student and instructor agree on a subject matter,
worth, annual worth, rate of return and break-even analysis
content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: “Independent Study”
applied to after-tax economic analysis of mineral, petroleum
form must be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Vari-
and general investments. Related topics on proper handling
able credit; 1 to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for credit.
of (1) inflation and escalation, (2) leverage (borrowed money),
Senior Year
(3) risk adjustment of analysis using expected value con-
EBGN403. FIELD SESSION (S) (WI) An applied course for
cepts, (4) mutually exclusive alternative analysis and service
students majoring in economics. The field session may con-
producing alternatives. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
sist of either participation in a computer simulation or an in-
EBGN325. OPERATIONS RESEARCH (I) This survey
dependent research project under the supervision of a faculty
course introduces fundamental operations research techniques
member. In the computer simulation, students work as part of
in the optimization areas of linear programming, network
the senior executive team of a company and are responsible
models (i.e., maximum flow, shortest part, and minimum cost
for developing and executing a strategy for their company
flow), integer programming, and nonlinear programming.
with on-going decisions on everything from new product de-
Stochastic (probabilistic) topics include queuing theory and
velopment, to marketing, to finance and accounting. Prereq-
simulation. Inventory models are discussed as time permits.
uisites: EBGN301, EBGN302, EBGN303; EPIC251 or
The emphasis in this applications course is on problem
permission of the instructor. 3 semester hours.
formulation and obtaining solutions using Excel Software.
EBGN404. ADVANCED TOPICS IN MICROECONOM-
Prerequisite: Junior Standing, MATH112. 3 hours lecture;
ICS-(I) Application of economic theory to microeconomic
3 semester hours.
problems. This course will involve both theoretical and em-
EBGN330. ENERGY ECONOMICS (I) Study of economic
pirical modeling of consumers, producers and markets. Top-
theories of optimal resource extraction, market power, mar-
ics may include game theory, risk and uncertainty, the
ket failure, regulation, deregulation, technological change
economics of information, intertemporal allocations and gen-
and resource scarcity. Economic tools used to analyze OPEC,
eral equilibrium modeling. Prerequisites: EBGN301,
energy mergers, natural gas price controls and deregulation,
EBGN302 and EBGN303. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
electric utility restructuring, energy taxes, environmental im-
EBGN405. ADVANCED TOPICS IN MACROECONOM-
pacts of energy use, government R&D programs, and other
ICS-(I) This course is a sequel to Intermediate Macroeco-
energy topics. Prerequisite: EBGN201. 3 hours lecture;
nomics. The course will cover (i) modern economic growth
3 semester hours.
theory and empirics; (ii) microfoundations and econometric
EBGN342. ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT (II) (WI)
estimation of macroeconomic relationships, such as con-
Theories of development and underdevelopment. Sectoral
sumption, gross fixed investment, inventory behavior and the
development policies and industrialization. The special prob-
sustainability of fiscal deficits; and (iii) multi-sectoral mod-
lems and opportunities created by an extensive mineral endow-
els of international trade and finance. Other topics may in-
ment, including the Dutch disease and the resource-curse
clude real business cycle models, macroeconomic policy
argument. The effect of value-added processing and export
simulation, macroeconomic policy efficacy in globally inte-
diversification on development. Prerequisite: EBGN201.
grated economies, foreign repercussions effects, empirical re-
3 lecture hours; 3 semester hours. Offered alternate years.
lationships between interest rates and exchange rates, and
EBGN345. PRINCIPLES OF CORPORATE FINANCE (II)
interactions between resource industries and the rest of the
Introduction to corporate finance, financial management, and
economy. Prerequisites: EBGN301, EBGN302 and
financial markets. Time value of money and discounted cash
EBGN303. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
flow valuation, risk and returns, interest rates, bond and stock
EBGN409. MATHEMATICAL ECONOMICS (II) Applica-
valuation, capital budgeting and financing decisions. Intro-
tion of mathematical tools to economic problems. Coverage
duction to financial engineering and financial risk manage-
of mathematics needed to read published economic literature
ment, derivatives, and hedging with derivatives. Prerequisite:
and to do graduate study in economics. Topics from differen-
EBGN305. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
tial and integral calculus, matrix algebra, differential equa-
tions, and dynamic programming. Applications are taken
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from mineral, energy, and environmental issues, requiring
are introduced. Applications of linear programming models
both analytical and computer solutions using programs such
discussed in this course include, but are not limited to, the
as GAMS and MATHEMATICA. Prerequisites: MATH213,
areas of manufacturing, finance, energy, mining, transporta-
EBGN301, EBGN302; MATH332 or MATH348; or permis-
tion and logistics, and the military. Prerequisites: MATH332
sion of the instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
or MATH348 or EBGN409 or permission of instructor.
EBGN437 REGIONAL ECONOMICS (I) (WI) Analysis of
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
the spatial dimension of economies and economic decisions.
EBGN457. INTEGER PROGRAMMING (II) As an ad-
Interregional capital and labor mobility. Location decisions
vanced course in optimization, this course will address com-
of firms and households. Agglomeration economies. Models
putational performance of linear and linear-integer
of regional economic growth. Measuring and forecasting
optimization problems, and, using state-of-the-art hardware
economic impact and regional growth. Local and regional
and software, will introduce solution techniques for "diffi-
economic development policy. Urban and regional spatial
cult" optimization problems. We will discuss such method-
structure. Emphasis on application of tools and techniques of
ologies applied to the monolith, e.g., branch-and-bound and
regional analysis. Prerequisite: EBGN301. 3 hours lecture;
its variations, cutting planes, strong formulations, as well as
3 semester hours.
decomposition and reformulation techniques, e.g., La-
EBGN441. INTERNATIONAL ECONOMICS (II) (WI)
grangian relaxation, Benders decomposition, column genera-
Theories and determinants of international trade, including
tion. Additional special topics may be introduced as time
static and dynamic comparative advantage and the gains
permits. Prerequisite: EBGN455 or permission of instructor.
from trade. The history of arguments for and against free
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
trade. The political economy of trade policy in both develop-
EBGN459. SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT (II) As a
ing and developed countries. Prerequisite: EBGN301.
quantitative managerial course, the course will explore how
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
firms can better organize their operations so that they more
EBGN443. PUBLIC ECONOMICS (II) (WI) This course
effectively align their supply with the demand for their prod-
covers public-sector economics, including the fundamental
ucts and services. Supply Chain Management (SCM) is con-
institutions and relationships between the government and
cerned with the efficient integration of suppliers, factories,
private decision makers. It covers the fundamental general-
warehouses and retail-stores (or other forms of distribution
equilibrium welfare theorems and their interaction with gov-
channels) so that products are provided to customers in the
ernment policy instruments that affect efficiency and
right quantity and at the right time. Topics include managing
distribution. Normative topics include an intensive study of
economies of scale for functional products, managing mar-
the causes and consequences of, and policy prescriptions for,
ket-mediation costs for innovative products, make-to order
market failure due to public goods, or other problems associ-
versus make-to-stock systems, quick response strategies, risk
ated with externalities and income distribution. Positive
pooling strategies, supply-chain contracts and revenue man-
analysis focuses on policy formation in the context of politi-
agement. Additional "special topics" will also be introduced,
cal-economy and public choice theories. Prerequisite:
such as reverse logistics issues in the supply-chain or con-
EBGN301. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
temporary operational and financial hedging strategies. Pre-
requisite: permission of the instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3
EBGN452. NONLINEAR PROGRAMMING (II) As an ad-
semester hours.
vanced course in optimization, this course will address both
unconstrained and constrained nonlinear model formulation
EBGN461. STOCHASTIC MODELS IN MANAGEMENT
and corresponding algorithms, e.g., gradient search and New-
SCIENCE (II) As a quantitative managerial course, the
ton's method, Lagrange multiplier methods and reduced gra-
course is an introduction to the use of probability models for
dient algorithms. Applications of state-of-the-art hardware
analyzing risks and economic decisions and doing perform-
and software will emphasize solving real-world problems in
ance analysis for dynamic systems. The difficulties of mak-
areas such as mining, energy, transportation and the military.
ing decisions under uncertainty are familiar to everyone. We
Prerequisite: EBGN455 or permission of instructor. 3 hours
will learn models that help us quantitatively analyze uncer-
lecture; 3 semester hours.
tainty and how to use related software packages for manage-
rial decision-making and to do optimization under
EBGN455. LINEAR PROGRAMMING (I) This course
uncertainty. Illustrative examples will be drawn from many
addresses the formulation of linear programming models,
fields including marketing, finance, production, logistics and
examines linear programs in two dimensions, covers standard
distribution, energy and mining. The main focus of the
form and other basics essential to understanding the Simplex
course is to see methodologies that help to quantify the dy-
method, the Simplex method itself, duality theory, comple-
namic relationships of sequences of "random" events that
mentary slackness conditions, and sensitivity analysis. As
evolve over time. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.
time permits, multi-objective programming, an introduction
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
to linear integer programming, and the interior point method
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EBGN470 ENVIRONMENTAL ECONOMICS (II) (WI)
Engineering
This course considers the role of markets as they relate to the
environment. Topics discussed include environmental policy
TERENCE E. PARKER, Professor and Division Director
and economic incentives, market and non-market approaches
WILLIAM A. HOFF, Associate Professor and Assistant Division
to pollution regulation, property rights and the environment,
Director
MARTE S. GUTIERREZ, James R. Paden Chair Distinguished
the use of benefit/cost analysis in environmental policy deci-
Professor
sions, and methods for measuring environmental and non-
KEVIN MOORE, Gerard August Dobelman Distinguished Professor
market values. Prerequisite: EBGN301. 3 hours lecture; 3
ROBERT J. KEE, George R. Brown Distinguished Professor
semester hours.
D. VAUGHAN GRIFFITHS, Professor
EBGN495. ECONOMIC FORECASTING (II) An introduc-
ROBERT H. KING, Professor
tion to the methods employed in business and econometric
NING LU, Professor
forecasting. Topics include time series modeling, Box-
NIGEL T. MIDDLETON, Senior Vice President for Strategic
Enterprises, Professor
Jenkins models, vector autoregression, cointegration, expo-
GRAHAM G. W. MUSTOE, Professor
nential smoothing and seasonal adjustments. Covers data
PANKAJ K. (PK) SEN, Professor
collection methods, graphing, model building, model inter-
JOEL M. BACH, Associate Professor
pretation, and presentation of results. Topics include demand
JOHN R. BERGER, Associate Professor
and sales forecasting, the use of anticipations data, leading
CRISTIAN V. CIOBANU, Associate Professor
indicators and scenario analysis, business cycle forecasting,
PANOS D. KIOUSIS, Associate Professor
GNP, stock market prices and commodity market prices. In-
MICHAEL MOONEY, Associate Professor
cludes discussion of links between economic forecasting and
DAVID MUNOZ, Associate Professor
government policy. Prerequisites: EBGN301, EBGN302,
PAUL PAPAS, Associate Professor
EBGN303. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
MARCELO GODOY SIMOES, Associate Professor
CATHERINE K. SKOKAN, Associate Professor
EBGN498. SPECIAL TOPICS IN ECONOMICS AND
JOHN P. H. STEELE, Associate Professor
BUSINESS (I, II) Pilot course or special topics course.
MONEESH UPMANYU, Associate Professor
Topics chosen from special interests of instructor(s) and
TYRONE VINCENT, Associate Professor
student(s). Usually the course is offered only once. Prerequi-
RAY RUICHONG ZHANG, Associate Professor
site: Instructor permission. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit
ROBERT J. BRAUN, Assistant Professor
hours. Repeatable for credit under different titles.
KATHRYN JOHNSON, Clare Boothe Luce Assistant Professor
ANTHONY J. PETRELLA, Assistant Professor
EBGN499. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Individual
NEAL SULLIVAN, Assistant Professor
research or special problem projects supervised by a faculty
SIDDHARTH SURYANARAYANAN, Assistant Professor
member. A student and instructor agree on a subject matter,
CAMERON TURNER, Assistant Professor
content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: “Independent Study”
MICHAEL WAKIN, Assistant Professor
form must be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Vari-
JUDITH WANG, Assistant Professor
able credit; 1 to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for credit.
MANOJA WEISS, Assistant Professor
RAVEL F. AMMERMAN, Senior Lecturer
JOSEPH P. CROCKER, Senior Lecturer
RICHARD PASSAMANECK, Senior Lecturer
SANAA ABDEL-AZIM, Lecturer
CARA COAD, Lecturer
CANDACE S. SULZBACH, Lecturer
ROBERT D. SUTTON, Lecturer
ALAXANDRA WAYLLACE, Lecturer
HAROLD W. OLSEN, Research Professor
JINSONG WANG, Research Associate Professor
HUAYANG ZHU, Research Associate Professor
CHRISTOPHER B. DRYER, Research Assistant Professor
JOAN P. GOSINK, Emerita Professor
MICHAEL B. McGRATH, Emeritus Professor
KARL R. NELSON, Emeritus Associate Professor
GABRIEL M. NEUNZERT, Emeritus Associate Professor
Note: Faculty for the environmental engineering specialty are listed
in the Environmental Science and Engineering section of this Bulletin.
Program Description
The Division of Engineering offers a design-oriented,
interdisciplinary, accredited non-traditional undergraduate
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program in engineering with specialization in civil, electrical,
that includes electric circuits, engineering mechanics, ad-
environmental or mechanical engineering. The program
vanced mathematics, thermodynamics, economics, engineer-
emphasizes fundamental engineering principles and requires
ing design, and additional studies in liberal arts and
in-depth understanding within one of the four specialty areas
international topics. Students must choose a specialty in civil,
that are offered. Graduates are in a position to take advantage
electrical, environmental or mechanical engineering. Free
of a broad variety of professional opportunities, and are well-
electives (9 credits), at the student’s discretion, can be used
prepared for an engineering career in a world of rapid tech-
to obtain an “area of special interest” of at least 12 semester
nological change.
hours or a minor of at least 18 semester hours in another de-
The program leading to the degree Bachelor of Science in
partment or division.
Engineering is accredited by the Accreditation Board for En-
All students must complete a capstone design course
gineering and Technology (ABET), 111 Market Place, Suite
which is focused on an in-depth multi-disciplinary engineer-
1050, Baltimore, MD 21202-4012, telephone (410) 347-
ing project. The projects are generated by customer demand,
7700.
and include experiential verification to ensure a realistic de-
Program Educational Objectives (Bachelor of
sign experience.
Science in Engineering)
Prospective students should note that this is an integrated,
The Engineering program contributes to the educational
broad-based and interdisciplinary engineering program. En-
objectives described in the CSM Graduate Profile and the
gineering analysis and design is emphasized with interdisci-
ABET Accreditation Criteria. In addition, the Engineering
plinary application for industrial projects, structures and
Program at CSM has established the following program edu-
processes. For example, our unique Multidisciplinary Engi-
cational objectives:
neering Laboratory sequence promotes life-long learning
u
skills using state-of-the-art instrumentation funded through a
Graduates will understand the design and analysis of
combination of grants from the Department of Education,
engineering systems and the interdisciplinary nature of
private industry contributions, and investment by CSM.
engineering.
u Graduates will incorporate an appreciation for issues
The Civil Engineering Specialty builds on the multi-dis-
involving earth, energy, materials and the environment
ciplinary engineering principles of the core curriculum to
in their professional practice.
focus in Geotechnical and Structural Engineering. Civil Spe-
u Graduates will incorporate non-technical considera-
cialty students are also asked to choose three civil elective
tions (e.g., aesthetic, social, ethical, economic, etc.) in
courses from a list that includes offerings from other civil-
their professional practice.
oriented departments at CSM such as Geological Engineer-
u Graduates will contribute to the needs of society
ing and Mining Engineering. These electives give students
through engineering and professional practice, re-
the opportunity for further specialization in, for example, En-
search, or service.
vironmental Engineering or Applied Mechanics. Civil Spe-
cialty students interested in a more research-oriented
Curriculum
component to their undergraduate curriculum are encouraged
During the first two years at CSM, students complete a set
to take on an Independent Study project with one of the Civil
of core courses that include mathematics, basic sciences, and
Engineering Faculty. These projects can offer a useful experi-
engineering sciences. Course work in mathematics is an es-
ence that is relevant to future graduate work.
sential part of the curriculum which gives engineering stu-
dents essential tools for modeling, analyzing, and predicting
The Electrical Engineering Specialty builds on the engi-
physical phenomena. The basic sciences are represented by
neering principles of the core curriculum to provide exposure
physics and chemistry which provide an appropriate founda-
to the fundamentals of electrical engineering. The program
tion in the physical sciences. Engineering sciences build
includes core electrical engineering coursework in circuit
upon the basic sciences and are focused on applications.
analysis, signal processing, electronics, electromagnetic
fields and waves, digital systems, machines and power sys-
The first two years also includes Engineering design
tems, and control systems. Students also take specialized
course work within the Engineering Practice Introductory
electives in the areas of microprocessor-based systems de-
Course Sequence (EPICS I and II). This experience teaches
sign, communications, control systems, and power systems.
design methodology and stresses the creative and synthesis
aspects of the engineering profession. Finally, the first two
The Environmental Engineering Specialty introduces
years includes systems-oriented courses with humanities and
students to the fundamentals of environmental engineering
social sciences content; these courses explore the linkages
including the scientific and regulatory basis of public health
within the environment, human society, and engineered de-
and environmental protection. Topics covered include envi-
vices.
ronmental science and regulatory processes, water and waste-
water engineering, solid and hazardous waste management,
In the final two years, students complete an advanced core
and contaminated site remediation.
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The Mechanical Engineering Specialty complements the
Junior Year Spring Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
core curriculum with courses that provide depth in material
MATH348 Adv. Engineering Mathematics
3
3
mechanics and the thermal sciences with emphases in com-
EGGN464 Foundation Engineering
3
3
putational methods and engineering design. Topics such as
DCGN210 Introduction to Thermodynamics
3
3
EGGN444/445 Design of Steel or
computational engineering, machine design, fluid mechanics,
Concrete Structures
3
3
and heat transfer are an important part of the mechanical en-
Civil Specialty Elective
3
3
gineering program, which also includes control and vibration
Free Elective
3
3
theory. The Mechanical Engineering program has close ties
Total
18
to the metallurgical and materials engineering, physics,
Senior Year Fall Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
chemical engineering and biological life sciences communi-
MATH323 Probability and Statistics
3
3
ties on campus, and undergraduates are encouraged to get
LAIS/EBGN H&SS GenEd Restricted Elective II
3
3
involved in one of the large number of research programs
EGGN315 Dynamics
3
3
conducted by the Mechanical Engineering faculty. Many
EGGN350 Multidisciplinary EG Lab II
4.5
1.5
students go on to graduate school.
EGGN491 Senior Design I
2
3
3
Civil Specialty Elective
3
3
Students in each of the four specialties will spend consid-
Total
16.5
erable time in laboratories. The division is well equipped
with basic laboratory equipment, as well as PC-based instru-
Senior Year Spring Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
mentation systems, and the program makes extensive use of
LAIS/EBGN H&SS GenEd Restricted Elective III
3
3
EGGN492 Senior Design II
1
6
3
computer-based analysis techniques.
Civil Specialty Elective
3
3
The Division of Engineering is housed in George R.
Free Elective
3
3
Brown Hall. Emphasis on hands-on education is reflected in
Free Elective
3
3
the division’s teaching and research laboratories.
Free Elective
3
3
Total
18
All students are encouraged to take the Fundamental of
Engineering examination before graduation.
Degree Total
138.50
Degree Requirements in Engineering
Electrical Specialty
Sophomore Year Fall Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
Civil Specialty
DCGN241 Statics
3
3
Sophomore Year Fall Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
SYGN200 Human Systems
3
3
DCGN241 Statics
3
3
MATH213 Calc. for Scientists & Engineers III
4
4
EBGN201 Principles of Economics
3
3
PHGN200 Physics II
3
3
4.5
MATH213 Calc. for Scientists & Engineers III
4
4
CSCI261 Programming Concepts
3
3
PHGN200 Physics II
3
3
4.5
PAGN2XX Physical Education
2
0.5
CSCI260** Fortran Programming
2/3
2
Total
18
PAGN2XX Physical Education
2
0.5
Total
17
Sophomore Year Spring Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
MATH225 Differential Equations
3
3
Sophomore Year Spring Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
PAGN2XX Physical Education
2
0.5
DCGN381 Circuits, Electronics & Power
3
3
EBGN201 Principles of Economics
3
3
SYGN200 Human Systems
3
3
EGGN320 Mechanics of Materials
3
3
EGGN250 Multidisciplinary EG Lab I
4.5
1.5
DCGN381 Circuits, Electronics & Power
3
3
EGGN320 Mechanics of Materials
3
3
EGGN250 Multidisciplinary EG Lab I
4.5
1.5
EGGN351 Fluid Mechanics
3
3
EPIC251 Design II
3
1
3
EPIC251 Design II
3
1
3
Total
17
PAGN2XX Physical Education
2
0.5
Total
17
Junior Year Fall Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
MATH323 Probability & Statistics
3
3
Sophomore/Junior Field Session
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
MATH348 Adv. Engineering Mathematics
3
3
EGGN234 Field Session - Civil
3
EGGN371 Engineering Thermodynamics
3
3
Total
3
EGGN382 Engineering Circuit Analysis
3
3
Junior Year Fall Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
EGGN388 Information Systems Science
3
3
MATH225 Differential Equations
3
3
EGGN384 Digital Logic
3
3
4
EGGN342 Structural Theory
3
3
Total
19
EGGN361 Soil Mechanics
3
3
Junior Year Spring Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
EGGN363 Soil Mechanics Laboratory
3
1
LAIS/EBGN H&SS GenEd Restricted Elective I
3
3
EGGN413 Computer Aided Engineering
3
3
EGGN351 Fluid Mechanics
3
3
LAIS/EBGN H&SS GenEd Restricted Elective I
3
3
EGGN385 Electronic Devices & Circuits
3
3
4
Total
16
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EGGN386 Fund. of Eng. Electromagnetics
3
3
Junior/Senior Field Session
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
EGGN389 Fund. of Electric Machinery
3
3
4
EGGN335 Field Session - Environmental
3
3
Total
17
Total
3
Junior/Senior Field Session
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
Senior Year Fall Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
EGGN334 Field session - Electrical
3
3
LAIS/EBGN H&SS GenEd Restricted Elective II
3
3
Total
3
EGGN491 Senior Design I
2
3
3
Senior Year Fall Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
EGGN413 Computer Aided Engineering
3
3
LAIS/EBGN H&SS GenEd Restricted Elective II
3
3
Environmental Specialty Elective
3
3
EGGN450 Multidisciplinary EG Lab III
3
1
Environmental Specialty Elective
3
3
EGGN491 Senior Design I
2
3
3
Total
15
EGGN307 Feedback Control Systems
3
3
Senior Year Spring Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
Electrical Specialty Elective
3
3
LAIS/EBGN H&SS GenEd Restricted Elective III
3
3
Electrical Specialty Elective
3
3
EGGN492 Senior Design II
1
6
3
Total
16
Environmental Specialty Elective
3
3
Senior Year Spring Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
Environmental Specialty Elective
3
3
LAIS/EBGN H&SS GenEd Restricted Elective III
3
3
Free Elective
3
3
EGGN492 Senior Design II
1
6
3
Free Elective
3
3
Electrical Specialty Elective
3
3
Total
18
Free Electives
3
3
Degree Total
137.5
Free Electives
3
3
Mechanical Specialty
Free Electives
3
3
Sophomore Year Fall Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
Total
18
DCGN241 Statics
3
3
Degree Total
141
SYGN200 Human Systems
3
3
Environmental Specialty
MATH213 Calc. for Scientists & Engineers III
4
4
Sophomore Year Fall Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
PHGN200 Physics II
3
3
4.5
DCGN241 Statics
3
3
CSCI261** Programming Concepts
3/2
3
SYGN200 Human Systems
3
3
PAGN2XX Physical Education
2
0.5
MATH213 Calc. for Scientists & Engineers III
4
4
Total
18
PHGN200 Physics II
3
3
4.5
Sophomore Year Spring Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
CSCI260** Fortran Programming
2/3
2
MATH225 Differential Equations
3
3
PAGN2XX Physical Education
2
0.5
PAGN2XX Physical Education
2
0.5
Total
17
SYGN202 Engineered Material Systems
3
3
Sophomore Year Spring Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
EGGN320 Mechanics of Materials
3
3
MATH225 Differential Equations
3
3
DCGN381 Circuits, Electronics & Power
3
3
PAGN2XX Physical Education
2
0.5
EGGN250 Multidisciplinary EG Lab I
4.5
1.5
EGGN320 Mechanics of Materials
3
3
EPIC251 Design II
3
1
3
DCGN381 Circuits, Electronics & Power
3
3
Total
17
EGGN250 Multidisciplinary EG Lab I
4.5
1.5
Sophomore/Junior Field Session
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
EPIC251 Design II
3
1
3
EGGN235 Field Session - Mechanical
3
EBGN201 Principles of Economics
3
3
Total
3
Total
17
Junior Year Fall Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
Junior Year Fall Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
MATH323 Probability & Statistics
3
3
LAIS/EBGN H&SS GenEd Restricted Elective I
3
3
MATH348 Adv. Engineering Mathematics
3
3
MATH348 Adv. Engineering Mathematics
3
3
LAIS/EBGN H&SS GenEd Restricted Elective I
3
3
EGGN315 Dynamics
3
3
EGGN315 Dynamics
3
3
EGGN351 Fluid Mechanics
3
3
EGGN371 Engineering Thermodynamics
3
3
EGGN353 Environmental Sci. & Eng. I
3
3
EGGN388 Information Systems Science
3
3
Free Elective
3
3
Total
18
Total
18
Junior Year Spring Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
Junior Year Spring Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
EBGN201 Principles of Economics
3
3
MATH323 Probability & Statistics
3
3
EGGN351 Fluid Mechanics
3
3
EGGN350 Multidisciplinary EG Lab II
4.5
1.5
EGGN350 Multidisciplinary EG Lab II
4.5
1.5
EGGN354 Environmental Sci. & Eng. II
3
3
EGGN307 Feedback Control Systems
3
3
EGGN371 Engineering Thermodynamics
3
3
EGGN413 Computer Aided Engineering
3
3
Environmental Specialty Elective
3
3
Mechanical Specialty Elective
3
3
Free Elective
3
3
Total
16.5
Total
16.5
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Senior Year Fall Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
GEGN468
(B)Engineering Geology and Geotechnics
EGGN450 Multidisciplinary EG Lab III
3
1
GEGN473
(B)Site investigation
EGGN491 Senior Design I
2
3
3
Mechanics
LAIS/EBGN H&SS GenEd Restricted Elective II
3
3
EGGN422
(A)Advanced Mechanics of Materials
EGGN471 Heat Transfer
3
3
EGGN442
(A)Finite Element Methods For Engineers
EGGN411 Machine Design
3
3
4
EGGN473
(A)Fluid Mechanics II
Free Elective
3
3
EGGN478
(A)Engineering Vibrations
Total
17
Structural
Senior Year Spring Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
EGGN441
(A)Advanced Structural Analysis
LAIS/EBGN H&SS GenEd Restricted Elective III
3
3
EGGN444/445 (A)Steel Design or Concrete Design
EGGN492 Senior Design II
1
6
3
Mechanical Specialty Elective
3
3
Graduate courses in EG and elsewhere may occasionally be ap-
Mechanical Specialty Elective
3
3
proved as civil electives on an ad hoc basis. In order for a course that
Free Elective
3
3
is not listed here to be considered, the student should submit a writ-
Free Elective
3
3
ten request in advance to their faculty advisor enclosing a copy of
Total
18
the course syllabus.
Degree Total
140.5
Electrical Specialty
Electrical specialty students are required to take three
**Civil, Environmental and Mechanical Engineering students may
courses from the following list of electrical technical
take either the 2-credit CSCI260 Fortran Programming or the 3-
credit CSCI261 Programming Concepts.
electives:*
Engineering Specialty Electives
EGGN325
Introduction to Biomedical Engineering
Civil Specialty
EGGN400
Introduction to Robotics
EGGN417
Modern Control Design
Civil Specialty students are required to take three civil
EGGN430
Biomedical Instrumentation
elective courses from the following list. The electives have
EGGN460
Numerical Methods for Engineers
been grouped by themes for convenience only. When choos-
EGGN482
Microcomputer Architecture and Interfacing
ing their three courses, students can elect for breadth across
EGGN483
Analog and Digital Communications Systems
themes or depth within a theme.
EGGN484
Power Systems Analysis
Students must take at least two courses marked (A).
EGGN485
Introduction to High Power Electronics
EGGN486
Practical Design of Small Renewable Energy Systems
Environmental
EGGN487
Analysis and Design of Advanced Energy Systems
EGGN353
(A)Fundamentals of Environmental Science and
CSCI341
Computer Organization
Engineering I
CSCI/MATH440 Parallel Computing for Scientists and Engineers
EGGN354
(A)Fundamentals of Environmental Science and
MATH334
Introduction to Probability
Engineering II
MATH335
Introduction to Mathematical Statistics
EGGN451
(A)Hydraulic Problems
MATH455
Partial Differential Equations
EGGN453
(A)Wastewater Engineering
PHGN300
Modern Physics
EGGN454
(A)Water Supply Engineering
PHGN320
Modern Physics II
EGGN455
(A)Solid and Hazardous Waste Engineering
PHGN412
Mathematical Physics
EGGN456
(A)Scientific Basis of Environmental Regulations
PHGN435
Interdisciplinary Microelectronics Processing
EGGN457
(A)Site Remediation Engineering
Laboratory
General
PHGN440
Solid State Physics
EGGN333
(A)Surveying II
PHGN441
Solid State Physics Applications and Phenomena
EGGN307
(A)Feedback control systems
PHGN462
Electromagnetic Waves and Optical Physics
EGGN460
(A)Numerical Methods for Engineers
*Additional courses are advisor and Division Director approved
EBGN421
(A)Engineering Economics
special topics with a number EGGN398/498 and all graduate courses
EBGN553
(B)Project Management
taught in the Electrical Engineering specialty area. Students should
EGGN399/499 (B)Independent Study (Civil)
consult their faculty advisor for guidance.
Geotechnical
Environmental Specialty
EGGN465
(A)Unsaturated Soil Mechanics
All students pursuing the Environmental Specialty are
EGGN448
(A)Advanced Soil Mechanics
required to take EGGN/ESGN353 and EGGN/ESGN354.
EGGN534
(A)Soil Behavior
These courses are prerequisites for many 400 level Environ-
EGGN531
(A)Soil dynamics and foundation vibrations
mental Specialty courses. In addition students are required to
MNGN321 (A)Introduction to Rock Mechanics
take five courses from the following list:
MNGN404 (B)Tunneling
MNGN405 (B)Rock Mechanics in Mining
ESGN401
Fundamentals of Ecology
MNGN406 (B)Design and Support of Underground Excavations
ESGN440
Environmental Pollution: Sources, Characteristics,
GEGN466
(B)Groundwater Engineering
Transport and Fate
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EGGN451
Hydraulic Problems
Division of Engineering Areas of Special Interest
EGGN/ESGN453 Wastewater Engineering
and Minor Programs
EGGN/ESGN454 Water Supply Engineering
General Requirements
EGGN/ESGN456 Scientific Basis of Environmental Regulations
A Minor Program of study consists of a minimum of 18
EGGN/ESGN457 Site Remediation Engineering
ESGN462
Solid Waste Minimization and Recycling
credit hours of a logical sequence of courses. With the ex-
ESGN463
Pollution Prevention Fundamentals and Practice
ception of the McBride Honors minor, only three of these
GEGN466
Groundwater Engineering
hours may be taken in the student’s degree-granting depart-
ment and no more than three of these hours may be at the
Students completing the Engineering degree with an envi-
100- or 200- level. A Minor Program may not be completed
ronmental specialty may not also complete a minor or ASI in
in the same department as the major.
Environmental Science.
An Area of Special Interest (ASI) consists of a minimum
Students should consult their faculty advisor for guidance
of 12 credit hours of a logical sequence of courses. Only
on course substitutions.
three of these hours may be taken at the 100- or 200-level
Mechanical Specialty
and no more than three of these hours may be specifically re-
The list of approved Mechanical Engineering electives
quired for the degree program in which the student is gradu-
appears below. Students are required to take three of these
ating. An ASI may be completed within the same major
courses and at least one must be from List A. In addition to
department.
these courses, any graduate course taught by a member of the
A Minor Program / Area of Special Interest declaration
Mechanical Engineering faculty will also be counted as a
(available in the Registrar’s Office) should be submitted for
Mechanical Elective. Students are welcome to petition to
approval prior to the student’s completion of half of the hours
have a course approved, and the petition form is provided on
proposed to constitute the program. Approvals are required
the Mechanical Engineering web site. Courses are occasion-
from the Director of the Engineering Division, the student’s
ally added to this list with the most updated version main-
advisor, and the Department Head or Division Director in the
tained on the Mechanical Engineering web site.
department or division in which the student is enrolled.
List A
EGGN403
Thermodynamics II
Programs in the Engineering Division
EGGN422
Advanced Mechanics of Materials
The Engineering Division offers minor and ASI programs
EGGN473
Fluid Mechanics II
to meet two sets of audiences: (1) students that are not pursu-
EGGN478
Engineering Vibrations
ing an engineering degree and (2) students that are pursuing
List B
an engineering degree in another department. For the first
audience, a minor or ASI is available in General Engineering.
EGGN325
Intro. to Biomedical Engineering
This program offers the foundational coursework in engi-
EGGN389
Fundamentals of Electric Machinery
EGGN400
Introduction to Robotics
neering which is compatible with many of the topics in the
EGGN417
Modern Control Design
Fundamentals of Engineering examination. For the second
EGGN425
Musculoskeletal Biomechanics
audience, there is a program in engineering specialties. This
EGGN430
Biomedical Instrumentation
program recognizes that many non-engineering-division ma-
EGGN442
Finite Element Methods for Engineering
jors will have completed the fundamental engineering
EGGN444
Design of Steel Structures
courses that are prerequisites to upper division engineering
EGGN460
Numerical Methods for Engineers
courses. Since these students complete the fundamental
EBGN321
Engineering Economics
coursework as a part of their degree, they can pursue a minor
ESGN527
Watersheds System Analysis
or ASI in the four engineering specialties (civil, electrical,
MTGN/EGGN390
Materials and Manufacturing Processes
environmental, mechanical).
MTGN445 Mechanical Properties of Materials
MTGN450 Statistical Control of Materials Processes
The requirements for a minor do not allow engineering
MTGN464 Forging and Forming
division students to acquire a minor as a part of the Engineer-
MTGN477/475 Welding Metallurgy
ing Specialties program (for instance, a student that is an En-
MLGN/MTGN570 Introduction to Biocompatibility of Materials
gineering-civil-specialty student cannot get a minor in
PEGN311
Drilling Engineering Principles
Engineering-mechanical). However, the ASI program in En-
PEGN361
Completion Engineering (II)
gineering Specialties is available to all Engineering Division
PEGN515
Reservoir Engineering Principles
PHGN300
Modern Physics
students with the note that an ASI in the students declared
PHGN350
Intermediate Mechanics
major area is not allowed (for instance, Engineering-mechan-
PEGN435
Microelectronics Processing Laboratory
ical-specialty students cannot acquire an ASI in Engineering-
PHGN440
Solid State Physics
mechanical).
Students wishing to enroll in either program must satisfy
all prerequisite requirements for each course in a chosen se-
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quence. Students in the sciences or mathematics will there-
EGGN499 Dynamics of Structures and Soils
3 sem hrs.
fore be better positioned to satisfy prerequisite requirements
GEGN467 Groundwater Engineering
4 sem hrs.
in the General Engineering program, while students in engi-
GEGN468 Engineering Geology and Geotechnics
3 sem hrs.
neering disciplines will be better positioned to meet the pre-
MNGN321 Introduction to Rock Mechanics
3 sem hrs.
requisite requirements for courses in the Engineering
Electrical
Specialties.
A twelve (ASI) or eighteen hour (minor) sequence must
Students majoring in Engineering with an Environmental
be selected from a basic electrical program comprising:*
Specialty may not also complete a minor or ASI in Environ-
DCGN381 Circuits, Electronics and Power
3 sem hrs.
mental Science and Engineering.
EGGN382 Engineering Circuit Analysis
3 sem hrs.
The courses listed below, constituting each program and
Additional courses are to be selected from:
the specialty variations, are offered as guidelines for select-
EGGN307 Introduction to Feedback Control Systems
3 sem hrs.
ing a logical sequence. In cases where students have unique
EGGN334 Engineering Field Session, Electrical
backgrounds or interests, these sequences may be adapted ac-
Specialty
3 sem hrs.
cordingly through consultation with faculty in the Engineer-
EGGN384 Digital Logic
4 sem hrs.
ing Division.
EGGN385 Electronic Devices and Circuits
4 sem hrs.
General Engineering Program
EGGN386 Fund. of Engineering Electromagnetics
3 sem hrs.
A twelve (ASI) or eighteen hour (minor) sequence must
EGGN388 Information Systems Science
3 sem hrs.
be selected from:
EGGN389 Fundamentals of Electric Machinery
4 sem hrs.
EGGN417 Modern Control Design
3 sem hrs.
DCGN241 Statics
3 sem hrs.
EGGN430 Biomedical Instrumentation
3 sem hrs.
EGGN320 Mechanics of Materials
3 sem hrs.
EGGN482 Microcomputer Architecture and Interfacing 4 sem hrs.
EGGN351 Fluid Mechanics
3 sem hrs.
EGGN483 Analog & Digital Communication Systems
4 sem hrs.
EGGN371 Thermodynamics
3 sem hrs.
EGGN484 Power Systems Analysis
3 sem hrs.
DCGN381 Electrical Circuits, Electronics and Power
3 sem hrs.
EGGN485 Introduction to High Power Electronics
3 sem hrs.
EGGN315 Dynamics
3 sem hrs.
*Additional courses are approved special topics with a number
EBGN421 Engineering Economics
3 sem hrs.
EGGN398/498 and all graduate courses taught in the Electrical Engi-
Note: Multidisciplinary Engineering Laboratories I, II and III
neering specialty area. Students should consult their faculty advisor
(EGGN 250, 350 and 450, respectively) may be taken as laboratory
for guidance
supplements to DCGN 381, EGGN351 and EGGN320.
Environmental Science and Engineering Minor and ASI
Engineering Specialties Program
See the Catalog section that describes Environmental Sci-
Civil
ence and Engineering
A twelve (ASI) or eighteen hour (minor) sequence must be
selected from:
Mechanical
A twelve (ASI) or eighteen hour (minor) sequence must be
EGGN333 Surveying II
3 sem hrs.
EGGN342 Structural Theory
3 sem hrs.
selected from:
EGGN353 Fundamentals of Environmental Science
EGGN307 Introduction to Feedback Control Systems
3 sem hrs.
and Engineering I
3 sem hrs.
EGGN351 Fluid Mechanics
3 sem hrs.
EGGN354 Fundamentals of Environmental Science
EGGN403 Thermodynamics II
3 sem hrs.
and Engineering II
3 sem hrs.
EGGN400 Introduction to Robotics
3 sem hrs.
EGGN361 Soil Mechanics
3 sem hrs.
EGGN411 Machine Design
3 sem hrs.
EGGN363 Soil Mechanics Laboratory
1 sem hrs.
EGGN413 Computer Aided Engineering
3 sem hrs.
EGGN422 Advanced Mechanics of Materials
3 sem hrs.
EGGN422 Advanced Mechanics of Materials
3 sem hrs.
EGGN441 Advanced Structural Theory
3 sem hrs.
EGGN471 Heat Transfer
3 sem hrs.
EGGN442 Finite Element Methods for Engineers
3 sem hrs.
EGGN473 Fluid Mechanics II
3 sem hrs.
EGGN444 Design of Steel Structures
3 sem hrs.
Combined Engineering Baccalaureate and
EGGN445 Design of Reinforced Concrete Structures
3 sem hrs.
EGGN448 Advanced Soil Mechanics
3 sem hrs.
Engineering Systems Masters Degrees
EGGN451 Hydraulic Problems
3 sem hrs.
The Division of Engineering offers a five year combined
EGGN453 Wastewater Engineering
3 sem hrs.
program in which students have the opportunity to obtain
EGGN454 Water Supply Engineering
3 sem hrs.
specific engineering skills supplemented with graduate
EGGN460 Numerical Methods for Engineers
3 sem hrs.
coursework in Engineering. Upon completion of the pro-
EGGN464 Foundations
3 sem hrs.
gram, students receive two degrees, the Bachelor of Science
EGGN465 Unsaturated Soil Mechanics
3 sem hrs.
in Engineering and the Master of Science in Engineering.
EGGN478 Engineering Vibrations
3 sem hrs.
EGGN498 Advanced Soil Mechanics
3 sem hrs.
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Students must apply to enter this program by the begin-
Students must apply to enter this program by the begin-
ning of their Senior year and must have a minimum GPA of
ning of their Senior year and must have a minimum GPA of
3.0. To complete the undergraduate portion of the program,
3.0. To complete the undergraduate portion of the program,
students must successfully finish the classes indicated in any
students must successfully finish the classes indicated by the
of the four specialty programs (civil, electrical, environmen-
“typical” class sequence for the appropriate track. At the be-
tal or mechanical engineering). At the beginning of the Se-
ginning of the Senior year, a pro forma graduate school ap-
nior year, a pro forma graduate school application is
plication is submitted and as long as the undergraduate
submitted and as long as the undergraduate portion of the
portion of the program is successfully completed, the student
program is successfully completed, the student is admitted to
is admitted to the Engineering graduate program.
the Engineering graduate program.
Interested students can obtain additional information and
Students are required to take an additional thirty credit
detailed curricula from the Division of Engineering or the
hours for the M.S. degree. Up to nine of the 30 credit hours
Physics Department.
beyond the undergraduate degree requirements can be 4XX
Description of Courses
level courses. The remainder of the courses will be at the
graduate level (5XX and above). Students will need to
Freshman Year
choose a program specialty (Civil, Electrical, Mechanical,
EGGN198. SPECIAL TOPICS IN ENGINEERING (I, II)
and Systems). The Engineering Division Graduate Bulletin
Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from
provides details for each of these programs and includes spe-
special interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the
cific instructions regarding required and elective courses for
course is offered only once. Prerequisite: Instructor consent.
each. Students may switch from the combined program
Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for credit
which includes a non-thesis Master of Science degree to a
under different titles.
M.S. degree with a thesis option; however, if students change
EGGN199. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Individual re-
degree programs they must satisfy all degree requirements
search or special problem projects supervised by a faculty
for the M.S. with thesis degree.
member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a sub-
Interested students can obtain additional information from
ject matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: “Indepen-
the Division of Engineering.
dent Study” form must be completed and submitted to the
Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for
Combined Engineering Physics or Chemistry
credit.
Baccalaureate and Engineering Systems Masters
Sophomore Year
Degrees
EGGN234. ENGINEERING FIELD SESSION, CIVIL SPE-
The Division of Engineering in collaboration with the
CIALTY (S) The theory and practice of modern surveying.
Departments of Physics and Chemistry offers five-year
Lectures and hands-on field work teaches horizontal, vertical,
programs in which students have the opportunity to obtain
and angular measurements and computations using tradi-
specific engineering skills to complement their physics or
tional and modern equipment. Subdivision of land and appli-
chemistry background. Physics or chemistry students in this
cations to civil engineering practice, GPS and astronomic
program fill in their technical and free electives over their
observations. Prerequisite: EPIC251. Three weeks (6 day
standard four year Engineering Physics or Chemistry B.S.
weeks) in summer field session; 3 semester hours.
program with a reduced set of engineering classes. These
classes come in one of two specialties within the division:
EGGN235. ENGINEERING FIELD SESSION, MECHANI-
Electrical engineering and Mechanical engineering. At the
CAL SPECIALTY (S) This course provides the student with
end of the fourth year, the student is awarded an Engineering
hands-on experience in the use of modern engineering tools
Physics B.S. or Chemistry B.S., as appropriate. Students in
as part of the design process including modeling, fabrication,
this program are automatically entered into the Engineering
and testing of components and systems. Student use engineer-
Masters degree program. Course schedules for these five-
ing, mathematics and computers to conceptualize, model,
year programs can be obtained in the Engineering, Physics
create, test, and evaluate components and systems of their
and Chemistry Departmental Offices.
creation. Teamwork is emphasized by having students work
in teams. Prerequisites: PHGN200/201, CSCI260/261 and
EPIC251. Three weeks in summer field session; 3 semester
hours.
EGGN250. MULTIDISCIPLINARY ENGINEERING LAB-
ORATORY I (I, II) (WI) Laboratory experiments integrating
instrumentation, circuits and power with computer data
acquisitions and sensors. Sensor data is used to transition
between science and engineering science. Engineering Sci-
ence issues like stress, strains, thermal conductivity, pressure
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and flow are investigated using fundamentals of equilibrium,
for final plan/profile and earthwork involved for the road
continuity, and conservation. Prerequisite: DCGN381 or con-
project data collected in the field. Conceptual and mathemat-
current enrollment. 4.5 hours lab; 1.5 semester hour.
ical knowledge of applying GPS data to engineering projects.
EGGN298. SPECIAL TOPICS IN ENGINEERING (I, II)
Some discussion of the principles and equations of projec-
Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from
tions (Mercator, Lambert, UTM, State Plane, etc.) and their
special interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the
relationship to the databases of coordinates based on (North
course is offered only once. Prerequisite: Instructor consent.
American Datum) NAD '27, NAD '83 and (High Accuracy
Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for credit
Reference Network) HARN. Prerequisite: EGGN234.
under different titles.
2 hours lecture; 8-9 field work days; 3 semester hours.
Junior Year
EGGN334. ENGINEERING FIELD SESSION, ELECTRI-
EGGN307. INTRODUCTION TO FEEDBACK CONTROL
CAL SPECIALTY (S) Experience in the engineering design
SYSTEMS (I, II) System modeling through an energy flow
process involving analysis, design, and simulation. Students
approach is presented, with examples from linear electrical,
use engineering, mathematics and computers to model, ana-
mechanical, fluid and/or thermal systems. Analysis of sys-
lyze, design and evaluate system performance. Teamwork
tem response in both the time domain and frequency domain
emphasized. Prerequisites: EGGN382, EGGN388, and two
is discussed in detail. Feedback control design techniques,
of the following: EGGN384, EGGN385, EGGN389, and
including PID, are analyzed using both analytical and com-
EPIC251. Three weeks in summer field session; 3 semester
putational methods. Prerequisites: (DCGN381 or PHGN215)
hours.
and MATH225. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
EGGN335. ENGINEERING FIELD SESSION, ENVIRON-
EGGN315. DYNAMICS (I, II, S) Absolute and relative mo-
MENTAL SPECIALTY (S) The environmental module is in-
tions. Kinetics, work-energy, impulse-momentum, vibrations.
tended to introduce students to laboratory and field analytical
Prerequisite: DCGN241 and MATH225. 3 hours lecture;
skills used in the analysis of an environmental engineering
3 semester hours.
problem. Students will receive instruction on the measure-
ment of water quality parameters (chemical, physical, and
EGGN320. MECHANICS OF MATERIALS (I, II) Funda-
biological) in the laboratory and field. The student will use
mentals of stresses and strains, material properties. Axial,
these skills to collect field data and analyze a given environ-
torsion, bending, transverse and combined loadings. Stress
mental engineering problem. Prerequisites: EGGN353,
at a point; stress transformations and Mohr’s circle for stress.
EPIC251, MATH323. Three weeks in summer field session;
Beams and beam deflections, thin-wall pressure vessels,
3 semester hours.
columns and buckling, fatigue principles, impact loading.
Prerequisite: DCGN241 or MNGN317. 3 hours lecture;
EGGN340. COOPERATIVE EDUCATION (I,II,S) Super-
3 semester hours.
vised, full-time engineering- related employment for a
continuous six-month period in which specific educational
EGGN325/BELS325. INTRODUCTION TO BIOMEDICAL
objectives are achieved. Students must meet with the Engi-
ENGINEERING (I) The application of engineering princi-
neering Division Faculty Co-op Advisor prior to enrolling
ples and techniques to the human body presents many unique
to clarify the educational objectives for their individual
challenges. The discipline of Biomedical Engineering has
Co-op program. Prerequisite: Second semester sophomore
evolved over the past 50 years to address these challenges.
status and a cumulative grade-point average of at least 2.00.
Biomedical Engineering is a diverse, seemingly all-encom-
3 semester hours credit will be granted once toward degree
passing field that includes such areas as biomechanics, bio-
requirements. Credit earned in EGGN340, Cooperative Edu-
materials, bioinstrumentation, medical imaging,
cation, may be used as free elective credit hours or a civil
rehabilitation. This course is intended to provide an intro-
specialty elective if, in the judgment of the Co-op Advisor,
duction to, and overview of, Biomedical Engineering. At the
the required term paper adequately documents the fact that
end of the semester, students should have a working knowl-
the work experience entailed high-quality application of
edge of the special considerations necessary to apply various
engineering principles and practice. Applying the credits as
engineering principles to the human body. Prerequisites:
free electives or civil electives requires the student to submit
None.3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
a “Declaration of Intent to Request Approval to Apply Co-op
EGGN333. SURVEYING II (I) Engineering projects with
Credit toward Graduation Requirements” form obtained from
local control using levels, theodolites and total stations, in-
the Career Center to the Engineering Division Faculty Co-op
cluding surveying applications of civil engineering work in
Advisor.
the "field". Also includes engineering astronomy and com-
EGGN342. STRUCTURAL THEORY (I, II) Analysis of
puter generated designs; basic road design including center-
determinate and indeterminate structures for both forces and
line staking, horizontal and vertical curves, slope staking and
deflections. Influence lines, work and energy methods,
earthwork volume calculations. Use of commercial software
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moment distribution, matrix operations, computer methods.
Classification, permeability, compressibility, shear strength.
Prerequisite: EGGN320. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
Prerequisite: EGGN361 or concurrent enrollment. 3 hours
EGGN350. MULTIDISCIPLINARY ENGINEERING LAB-
lab; 1 semester hour.
ORATORY II (I, II) (WI) Laboratory experiments integrating
EGGN371. THERMODYNAMICS I (I, II, S) Definitions,
electrical circuits, fluid mechanics, stress analysis, and other
properties, temperature, phase diagrams, equations of state,
engineering fundamentals using computer data acquisition
steam tables, gas tables, work, heat, first and second laws of
and transducers. Fluid mechanics issues like compressible
thermodynamics, entropy, ideal gas, phase changes, availa-
and incompressible fluid flow (mass and volumetric), pres-
bility, reciprocating engines, air standard cycles, vapor cycles.
sure losses, pump characteristics, pipe networks, turbulent
Prerequisite: MATH213/223. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
and laminar flow, cavitation, drag, and others are covered.
EGGN382. ENGINEERING CIRCUIT ANALYSIS (I, II)
Experimental stress analysis issues like compression and ten-
This course provides the theoretical fundamentals to under-
sile testing, strain gage installation, Young’s Modulus, stress
stand and analyze complex electric circuits with the required
vs. strain diagrams, and others are covered. Experimental
mathematical tools. The key covered topics are: (i) Applica-
stress analysis and fluid mechanics are integrated in experi-
tions of linearity, superposition, Thèvenin and Norton equiv-
ments which merge fluid power of the testing machine with
alent circuits, mesh and nodal analysis for complex electrical
applied stress and displacement of material specimen. Prereq-
networks, (ii) Sinusoidal steady state analysis, (iii) Applica-
uisite: EGGN250. Prerequisite or concurrent enrollment:
tion of computer aided analysis for electrical networks, (iv)
EGGN351, EGGN320. 4.5 hours lab; 1.5 semester hour.
AC power circuit analysis, (v) Fourier series for analysis of
EGGN351. FLUID MECHANICS (I, II, S) Properties of
ac circuits, (vi) Laplace transform for transient analysis of
liquids, manometers, one-dimensional continuity. Bernoulli’s
electric circuits, (vii) Frequency response, poles, zeros, trans-
equation, the impulse momentum principle, laminar and tur-
fer function, Bode plots and filter design, (viii) Ideal and
bulent flow in pipes, meters, pumps, and turbines. Prerequisite:
non-ideal operational amplifiers and (ix) ideal transformer.
DCGN241 or MNGN317. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
Prerequisites: DCGN 381 or consent of instructor. 3 hours
EGGN353/ESGN353. FUNDAMENTALS OF ENVIRON-
lecture; 3 semester hours.
MENTAL SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING I (I, II) Topics
EGGN384. DIGITAL LOGIC (I, II) Fundamentals of digital
covered include: history of water related environmental law
logic design. Covers combinational and sequential logic cir-
and regulation, major sources and concerns of water pollu-
cuits, programmable logic devices, hardware description lan-
tion, water quality parameters and their measurement, mate-
guages, and computer-aided design (CAD) tools. Laboratory
rial and energy balances, water chemistry concepts, microbial
component introduces simulation and synthesis software and
concepts, aquatic toxicology and risk assessment. Prerequi-
hands-on hardware design. Prerequisites: DCGN381 or
site: CHGN124, PHGN100 and MATH213, or consent of in-
PHGN215. 3 hours lecture; 3 hours lab; 4 semester hours.
structor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
EGGN385. ELECTRONIC DEVICES AND CIRCUITS
EGGN354/ESGN354. FUNDAMENTALS OF ENVIRON-
(I, II) Semiconductor materials and characteristics, junction
MENTAL SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING II (I, II) Intro-
diode operation, bipolar junction transistors, field effect tran-
ductory level fundamentals in atmospheric systems, air
sistors, biasing techniques, four layer devices, amplifier and
pollution control, solid waste management, hazardous waste
power supply design, laboratory study of semiconductor cir-
management, waste minimization, pollution prevention, role
cuit characteristics. Prerequisite: EGGN 382 or PHGN215.
and responsibilities of public institutions and private organi-
3 hours lecture; 3 hours lab; 4 semester hours.
zations in environmental management (relative to air, solid
EGGN 386. FUNDAMENTALS OF ENGINEERING
and hazardous waste. Prerequisite: CHGN124, PHGN100
ELECTROMAGNETICS (I, II) This course provides an
and MATH213, or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 se-
introduction to electromagnetic theory as applied to electrical
mester hours.
engineering problems in wireless communications, trans-
EGGN361. SOIL MECHANICS (I, II) An introductory
mission lines, and high-frequency circuit design. The theory
course covering the engineering properties of soil, soil phase
and applications are based on Maxwell’s equations, which
relationships and classification. Principle of effective stress.
describe the electric and magnetic force-fields, the interplay
Seepage through soils and flow nets. One-dimensional con-
between them, and how they transport energy. Matlab and
solidation theory. Soil compressibility and settlement pre-
PSPICE will be used in homework assignments, to perform
diction. Shear strength of soils. Pore pressure parameters.
simulations of electromagnetic interference, electromagnetic
Introduction to earth pressure and slope stability calculations.
energy propagation along transmission lines on printed cir-
Prerequisite: EGGN320. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
cuit boards, and antenna radiation patterns. Prerequisites:
EGGN363. SOIL MECHANICS LABORATORY (I, II)
EGGN382, MATH348 and/or consent of instructor. 3 hours
Introduction to laboratory testing methods in soil mechanics.
lecture; 3 semester hours.
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EGGN388. INFORMATION SYSTEMS SCIENCE (I, II)
ronment to identify obstacles and guidance path features and
The interpretation, representation and analysis of time-
adaptively controlling and monitoring the vehicle health. A
varying phenomena as signals which convey information and
lesser emphasis is placed on robot manipulator kinematics,
noise; applications are drawn from filtering, audio and image
dynamics, and force and tactile sensing. Surveys manipulator
processing, and communications. Topics include convolu-
and intelligent mobile robotics research and development.
tion, Fourier series and transforms, sampling and discrete-
Introduces principles and concepts of guidance, position, and
time processing of continuous-time signals, modulation, and
force sensing; vision data processing; basic path and trajec-
z-transforms. Prerequisite: DCGN381 or PHGN215 and
tory planning algorithms; and force and position control.
MATH225. Corequisite: MATH348. 3 hours lecture; 3 se-
Prerequisite: CSCI261 and DCGN381. 2 hours lecture;
mester hours.
1 hour lab; 3 semester hours.
EGGN389. FUNDAMENTALS OF ELECTRIC MACHIN-
EGGN403. THERMODYNAMICS II (II) This course in-
ERY I (I) This course provides an engineering science
cludes the study of thermodynamic relations, Clapeyron
analysis of electrical machines. The following topics are in-
equation, mixtures and solutions, Gibbs function, combustion
cluded: DC, single-phase and three-phase AC circuit analy-
processes, first and second law applied to reacting systems,
sis, magnetic circuit concepts and materials, transformer
third law of thermodynamics, real combustion processes,
analysis and operation, steady-state and dynamic analysis of
equilibrium of multicomponent systems, simultaneous chem-
rotating machines, synchronous and poly-phase induction
ical reactions of real combustion processes, ionization,
motors, and laboratory study of external characteristics of
overview of the major characteristics of spark-ignition and
machines and transformers. Prerequisite: EGGN382 or
compression-ignition engines, define parameters used to de-
PHGN215. 3 hours lecture; 3 hours lab; 4 semester hours.
scribe engine operation, develop the necessary thermody-
EGGN390/MTGN390. MATERIALS AND MANUFAC-
namic and combustion theory required for a quantitative
TURING PROCESSES (II) This course focuses on available
analysis of engine behavior, develop an integrated treatment
engineering materials and the manufacturing processes used
of the various methods of analyzing idealized models of in-
in their conversion into a product or structure as critical
ternal combustion engine cycles, and finally summarize how
considerations in design. Properties, characteristics, typical
operating characteristics of spark-ignition and compression-
selection criteria, and applications are reviewed for ferrous
ignition engine depend on the major engine design and oper-
and nonferrous metals, plastics and composites. The nature,
ating variables. Prerequisite: EGGN371, EGGN471. 3 hours
features, and economics of basic shaping operations are ad-
lecture; 3 semester hours.
dressed with regard to their limitations and applications and
EGGN411. MACHINE DESIGN (I, II) This course is an in-
the types of processing equipment available. Related technol-
troduction to the principles of mechanical design. Methods
ogy such as measurement and inspection procedures, numeri-
for determining static, fatigue and surface failure are pre-
cal control systems and automated operations are introduced
sented. Analysis and selection of machine components such
throughout the course. Prerequisite: EGGN320, SYGN202.
as shafts, keys, couplings, bearings, gears, springs, power
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
screws, and fasteners is covered. Prerequisites: EPIC251,
EGGN398. SPECIAL TOPICS IN ENGINEERING (I, II)
EGGN315, EGGN 320, and EGGN413. 3 hours lecture, 3
Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from
hours lab; 4 semester hours.
special interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the
EGGN413. COMPUTER AIDED ENGINEERING (I, II)
course is offered only once. Prerequisite: Instructor consent.
This course introduces the student to the concept of com-
Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for credit
puter-aided engineering. The major objective is to provide
under different titles.
the student with the necessary background to use the com-
EGGN399. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Individual re-
puter as a tool for engineering analysis and design. The Fi-
search or special problem projects supervised by a faculty
nite Element Analysis (FEA) method and associated
member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a sub-
computational engineering software have become significant
ject matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: “Indepen-
tools in engineering analysis and design. This course is di-
dent Study” form must be completed and submitted to the
rected to learning the concepts of FEA and its application to
Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for
civil and mechanical engineering analysis and design. Note
credit under different topic/experience.
that critical evaluation of the results of a FEA using classical
methods (from statics and mechanics of materials) and engi-
Senior Year
neering judgment is employed throughout the course. Prereq-
EGGN400/MNGN400. INTRODUCTION TO ROBOTICS
uisite: EGGN320. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
(II) Overview and introduction to the science and engineer-
ing of intelligent mobile robotics and robotic manipulators.
EGGN417. MODERN CONTROL DESIGN (I) Control
Covers guidance and force sensing, perception of the envi-
system design with an emphasis on observer-based methods,
ronment around a mobile vehicle, reasoning about the envi-
from initial open-loop experiments to final implementation.
The course begins with an overview of feedback control de-
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sign technique from the frequency domain perspective, in-
impact on patient quality of life is demonstrated. Prerequi-
cluding sensitivity and fundamental limitations. State space
sites: EGGN413, EGGN325. 3 hours lecture, 3 semester
realization theory is introduced, and system identification
hours.
methods for parameter estimation are introduced. Computer-
EGGN430/BELS430. BIOMEDICAL INSTRUMENTA-
based methods for control system design are presented. Pre-
TION (I) The acquisition, processing, and interpretation of
requisite: EGGN307. 3 lecture hours, 3 semester hours.
biological signals present many unique challenges to the Bio-
EGGN422. ADVANCED MECHANICS OF MATERIALS
medical Engineer. This course is intended to provide students
(II) General theories of stress and strain; stress and strain
with an introduction to, and appreciation for, many of these
transformations, principal stresses and strains, octahedral
challenges. At the end of the semester, students should have a
shear stresses, Hooke’s law for isotropic material, and failure
working knowledge of the special considerations necessary
criteria. Introduction to elasticity and to energy methods. Tor-
to gathering and analyzing biological signal data. EGGN250,
sion of noncircular and thin-walled members. Unsymmetrical
DCGN381, EGGN325/BELS325, or instructor permission. 3
bending and shear-center, curved beams, and beams on elas-
hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
tic foundations. Introduction to plate theory. Thick-walled
EGGN441. ADVANCED STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS (II)
cylinders and contact stresses. Prerequisite: EGGN320,
Introduction to advanced structural analysis concepts. Non-
EGGN413. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
prismatic structures. Arches, Suspension and cable-stayed
EGGN425/BELS425. MUSCULOSKELETAL BIOME-
bridges. Structural optimization. Computer Methods. Struc-
CHANICS (II) This course is intended to provide engineer-
tures with nonlinear materials. Internal force redistribution
ing students with an introduction to musculoskeletal
for statically indeterminate structures. Graduate credit re-
biomechanics. At the end of the semester, students should
quires additional homework and projects. Prerequisite:
have a working knowledge of the special considerations nec-
EGGN342. 3 hour lectures; 3 semester hours.
essary to apply engineering principles to the human body.
EGGN442. FINITE ELEMENT METHODS FOR ENGI-
The course will focus on the biomechanics of injury since
NEERS (II) A course combining finite element theory
understanding injury will require developing an understand-
with practical programming experience in which the multi-
ing of normal biomechanics. Prerequisite: DCGN241,
disciplinary nature of the finite element method as a numeri-
EGGN320, EGGN325/BELS325, or instructor permission.
cal technique for solving differential equations is emphasized.
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
Topics covered include simple ‘structural’ element, solid elas-
EGGN427/BELS427. PROSTHETIC AND IMPLANT EN-
ticity, steady state analysis, transient analysis. Students get a
GINEERING (I) Prosthetics and implants for the muscu-
copy of all the source code published in the course textbook.
loskeletal and other systems of the human body are
Prerequisite: EGGN320. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
becoming increasingly sophisticated. From simple joint re-
EGGN444. DESIGN OF STEEL STRUCTURES (I, II) To
placements to myoelectric limb replacements and functional
learn application and use the American Institute of Steel
electrical stimulation, the engineering opportunities continue
Construction (AISC) Steel Construction Manual. Course de-
to expand. This course builds on musculoskeletal biome-
velops an understanding of the underlying theory for the de-
chanics and other BELS courses to provide engineering stu-
sign specifications. Students learn basic steel structural
dents with an introduction to prosthetics and implants for the
member design principles to select the shape and size of a
musculoskeletal system. At the end of the semester, students
structural member. The design and analysis of tension mem-
should have a working knowledge of the challenges and spe-
bers, compression members, flexural members, and members
cial considerations necessary to apply engineering principles
under combined loading is included, in addition to basic
to augmentation or replacement in the musculoskeletal sys-
bolted and welded connection design. Prerequisite:
tem. Prerequisites: EGGN/BELS325 or EGGN/BELS525.
EGGN342. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
EGGN445. DESIGN OF REINFORCED CONCRETE
EGGN428/BELS428 - COMPUTATIONAL BIOMECHAN-
STRUCTURES (I, II) This course provides an introduction
ICS (I) Computational Biomechanics provides an introduc-
to the materials and principles involved in the design of rein-
tion to the application of computer simulation to solve some
forced concrete. It will allow students to develop an under-
fundamental problems in biomechanics and bioengineering.
standing of the fundamental behavior of reinforced concrete
Musculoskeletal mechanics, medical image reconstruction,
under compressive, tensile, bending, and shear loadings, and
hard and soft tissue modeling, joint mechanics, and inter-sub-
gain a working knowledge of strength design theory and its
ject variability will be considered. An emphasis will be
application to the design of reinforced concrete beams,
placed on understanding the limitations of the computer
columns, slabs, footings, retaining walls, and foundations.
model as a predictive tool and the need for rigorous verifica-
Prerequisite: EGGN342. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
tion and validation of computational techniques. Clinical ap-
EGGN447. TIMBER AND MASONRY DESIGN (II) The
plication of biomechanical modeling tools is highlighted and
course develops the theory and design methods required for
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the use of timber and masonry as structural materials. The
ardous waste management. The focus is on control technolo-
design of walls, beams, columns, beam-columns, shear walls,
gies for solid wastes from common municipal and industrial
and structural systems are covered for each material. Grav-
sources and the end-of-pipe waste streams and process resid-
ity, wind, snow, and seismic loads are calculated and utilized
uals that are generated in some key industries. Prerequisite:
for design. Prerequisite: EGGN320 or equivalent. 3 hours
EGGN/ESGN354. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
lecture: 3 semester hours. Spring semester, odd years.
EGGN456/ESGN456. SCIENTIFIC BASIS OF ENVIRON-
EGGN448 ADVANCED SOIL MECHANICS (I) Advanced
MENTAL REGULATIONS (II) A critical examination of
soil mechanics theories and concepts as applied to analysis
the experiments, calculations and assumptions underpinning
and design in geotechnical engineering. Topics covered will
numerical and narrative standards contained in federal and
include seepage, consolidation, shear strength and probabi-
state environmental regulations. Top-down investigations of
listic methods. The course will have an emphasis on numeri-
the historical development of selected regulatory guidelines
cal solution techniques to geotechnical problems by finite
and permitting procedures. Student directed design of im-
elements and finite differences. Prerequisite: EGGN361.
proved regulations. Prerequisite: EGGN/ESGN353 or con-
3 hour lectures; 3 semester hours.
sent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
EGGN450. MULTIDISCIPLINARY ENGINEERING LAB-
EGGN457/ESGN457. SITE REMEDIATION ENGINEER-
ORATORY III (I, II) Laboratory experiments integrating
ING (II) This course describes the engineering principles
electrical circuits, fluid mechanics, stress analysis, and other
and practices associated with the characterization and reme-
engineering fundamentals using computer data acquisition and
diation of contaminated sites. Methods for site characteriza-
transducers. Students will design experiments to gather data for
tion and risk assessment will be highlighted while the
solving engineering problems. Examples are recommending
emphasis will be on remedial action screening processes and
design improvements to a refrigerator, diagnosing and predict-
technology principles and conceptual design. Common isola-
ing failures in refrigerators, computer control of a hydraulic
tion and containment and in situ and ex situ treatment tech-
fluid power circuit in a fatigue test, analysis of structural fail-
nology will be covered. Computerized decision-support tools
ures in an off-road vehicle and redesign, diagnosis and predic-
will be used and case studies will be presented. Prerequisite:
tion of failures in a motor/generator system. Prerequisites:
EGGN/ESGN354 or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3
EGGN320, EGGN351, either EGGN350 or EGGN382;
semester hours.
Corequisite: EGGN307. 3 hours lab; 1 semester hour.
EGGN460. NUMERICAL METHODS FOR ENGINEERS(S)
EGGN451. HYDRAULIC PROBLEMS (I) Review of
Introduction to the use of numerical methods in the solution
fundamentals, forces on submerged surfaces, buoyancy and
of problems encountered in engineering analysis and design,
flotation, gravity dams, weirs, steady flow in open channels,
e.g. linear simultaneous equations (e.g. analysis of elastic
backwater curves, hydraulic machinery, elementary hydro-
materials, steady heat flow); roots of nonlinear equations
dynamics, hydraulic structures. Prerequisite: EGGN351.
(e.g. vibration problems, open channel flow); eigen-value
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
problems (e.g. natural frequencies, buckling and elastic sta-
EGGN453/ESGN453. WASTEWATER ENGINEERING (I)
bility); curve fitting and differentiation (e.g. interpretation of
The goal of this course is to familiarize students with the
experimental data, estimation of gradients); integration (e.g.
fundamental phenomena involved in wastewater treatment
summation of pressure distributions, finite element proper-
processes (theory) and the engineering approaches used in
ties, local averaging ); ordinary differential equations (e.g.
designing such processes (design). This course will focus on
forced vibrations, beam bending) All course participants will
the physical, chemical and biological processes applied to
receive source code consisting of a suite of numerical meth-
liquid wastes of municipal origin. Treatment objectives will
ods programs. Prerequisite: CSCI260 or 261, MATH225,
be discussed as the driving force for wastewater treatment.
EGGN320. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
Prerequisite: EGGN/ESGN353 or consent of instructor. 3
EGGN464. FOUNDATIONS (I, II) Techniques of subsoil
hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
investigation, types of foundations and foundation problems,
EGGN454/ESGN454. WATER SUPPLY ENGINEERING (I)
selection of basis for design of foundation types. Open-ended
Water supply availability and quality. Theory and design of
problem solving and decision making. Prerequisite:
conventional potable water treatment unit processes. Design
EGGN361. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
of distribution systems. Also includes regulatory analysis
EGGN465. UNSATURATED SOIL MECHANICS (II) The
under the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA). Prerequisite:
focus of this course is on soil mechanics for unsaturated
EGGN/ESGN353, or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3
soils. It provides an introduction to thermodynamic potentials
semester hours.
in partially saturated soils, chemical potentials of adsorbed
EGGN455/ESGN455. SOLID AND HAZARDOUS WASTE
water in partially saturated soils, phase properties and rela-
ENGINEERING (I) This course provides an introduction
tions, stress state variables, measurements of soil water suc-
and overview of the engineering aspects of solid and haz-
tion, unsaturated flow laws, measurement of unsaturated
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permeability, volume change theory, effective stress princi-
system; design and implementation of interfacing projects.
ple, and measurement of volume changes in partially satu-
Prerequisite: EGGN384 or consent of instructor. 3 hours lec-
rated soils. The course is designed for seniors and graduate
ture; 3 hours lab; 4 semester hours.
students in various branches of engineering and geology
EGGN483. ANALOG & DIGITAL COMMUNICATION
that are concerned with unsaturated soil’s hydrologic and
SYSTEMS (II) Signal classification; Fourier transform;
mechanics behavior. Prerequisites: EGGN461 or consent of
filtering; sampling; signal representation; modulation; de-
instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
modulation; applications to broadcast, data transmission,
EGGN469. FUEL CELL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
and instrumentation. Prerequisite: EGGN388 or consent of
Investigate fundamentals of fuel-cell operation and electro-
instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 hours lab; 4 semester hours.
chemistry from a chemical-thermodynamics and materials-
EGGN484. POWER SYSTEMS ANALYSIS (I) 3-phase
science perspective. Review types of fuel cells,
power systems, per-unit calculations, modeling and equiva-
fuel-processing requirements and approaches, and fuel-cell
lent circuits of major components, voltage drop, fault calcu-
system integration. Examine current topics in fuel-cell sci-
lations, symmetrical components and unsymmetrical faults,
ence and technology. Fabricate and test operational fuel cells
system grounding, power-flow, selection of major equipment,
in the Colorado Fuel Cell Center. Prerequisites: EGGN371 or
design of electric power distribution systems. Prerequisite:
ChEN357 or MTGN351, or consent of instructor. 3 hours
EGGN389. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
lecture; 3 semester hours.
EGGN485. INTRODUCTION TO HIGH POWER ELEC-
EGGN471. HEAT TRANSFER (I, II) Engineering approach
TRONICS (II) Power electronics are used in a broad range
to conduction, convection, and radiation, including steady-
of applications from control of power flow on major trans-
state conduction, nonsteady-state conduction, internal heat
mission lines to control of motor speeds in industrial facili-
generation conduction in one, two, and three dimensions, and
ties and electric vehicles, to computer power supplies. This
combined conduction and convection. Free and forced con-
course introduces the basic principles of analysis and design
vection including laminar and turbulent flow, internal and
of circuits utilizing power electronics, including AC/DC,
external flow. Radiation of black and grey surfaces, shape
AC/AC, DC/DC, and DC/AC conversions in their many con-
factors and electrical equivalence. Prerequisite: MATH225,
figurations. Prerequisites: EGGN385, EGGN389. 3 hours
EGGN351, EGGN371. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
lecture; 3 semester hours.
EGGN473. FLUID MECHANICS II (I) Two-dimensional
EGGN486. PRACTICAL DESIGN OF SMALL RENEW-
external flows, boundary layers, flow separation; Compress-
ABLE ENERGY SYSTEMS (Taught on Demand) This
ible flow, isentropic flow, normal and oblique shocks,
course provides the fundamentals to understand and analyze
Prandtl-Meyer expansion fans, Fanno and Rayleight flow; In-
renewable energy powered electric circuits. It covers practi-
troduction to flow instabilities (e.g. Kelven-Helmholtz insta-
cal topics related to the design of alternative energy based
bility, Raleigh Benard flow). Prerequisite: EGGN351 or
systems. It is assumed the students will have some basic and
consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
broad knowledge of the principles of electrical machines,
EGGN478. ENGINEERING VIBRATIONS (I) Theory of
thermodynamics, electronics, and fundamentals of electric
mechanical vibrations as applied to single- and multi-degree-
power systems. One of the main objectives of this course is
of-freedom systems. Analysis of free and forced vibrations
to focus on the interdisciplinary aspects of integration of the
to different types of loading - harmonic, impulse, periodic
alternative sources of energy, including hydropower, wind
and general transient loading. Derive model systems using
power, photovoltaic, and energy storage for those systems.
D’Alambert’s principle, Lagrange’s equations and Hamil-
Power electronic systems will be discussed and how those
ton’s principle. Analysis of natural frequencies and mode
electronic systems can be used for stand-alone and grid-con-
shapes. Role of damping in machines and structures. Analy-
nected electrical energy applications. Prerequisite:
sis and effects of resonance. Use of the modal superposition
EGGN382 or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semes-
method and the transient Duhamel integral method. Prerequi-
ter hours.
site: EGGN315. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
EGGN487. ANALYSIS AND DESIGN OF ADVANCED
EGGN482. MICROCOMPUTER ARCHITECTURE AND
ENERGY SYSTEMS (II) The course investigates the de-
INTERFACING (I) Microprocessor and microcontroller
sign, operation and analysis of complex interconnected elec-
architecture focusing on hardware structures and elementary
tric power grids, the basis of our electric power
machine and assembly language programming skills essential
infrastructure. Evaluating the system operation, planning for
for use of microprocessors in data acquisition, control, and
the future expansion under deregulation and restructuring,
instrumentation systems. Analog and digital signal condition-
ensuring system reliability, maintaining security, and devel-
ing, communication, and processing. A/D and D/A converters
oping systems that are safe to operate has become increas-
for microprocessors. RS232 and other communication stan-
ingly more difficult. Because of the complexity of the
dards. Laboratory study and evaluation of microcomputer
problems encountered, analysis and design procedures rely
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on the use of sophisticated power system simulation com-
EGGN492. SENIOR DESIGN II (I, II) (WI) This course is
puter programs. The course features some commonly used
the second of a two-semester sequence to give the student ex-
commercial software packages. Prerequisites: EGGN 484 or
perience in the engineering design process. Design integrity
consent of instructor. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory;
and performance are to be demonstrated by building a proto-
3 semester hours.
type or model, or producing a complete drawing and specifi-
EGGN488. RELIABILITY OF ENGINEERING SYSTEMS
cation package, and performing pre-planned experimental
(I) This course addresses uncertainty modeling, reliability
tests, wherever feasible, to verify design compliance with
analysis, risk assessment, reliability-based design, predictive
client requirements. Prerequisite: EGGN491. 1 hour lecture;
maintenance, optimization, and cost- effective retrofit of
6 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
engineering systems such as structural, sensory, electric, pipe-
EGGN498. SPECIAL TOPICS IN ENGINEERING (I, II)
line, hydraulic, lifeline and environmental facilities. Topics
Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from
include introduction of reliability of engineering systems,
special interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the
stochastic engineering system simulation, frequency analysis
course is offered only once. Prerequisite: Instructor consent.
of extreme events, reliability and risk evaluation of engineer-
Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for credit
ing systems, and optimization of engineering systems. Pre-
under different titles.
requisite: MATH323. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
EGGN499. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Individual re-
EGGN490 SUSTAINABLE ENGINEERING DESIGN (I)
search or special problem projects supervised by a faculty
This course is a comprehensive introduction into concept of
member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a sub-
sustainability and sustainable development from an engineer-
ject matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: “Indepen-
ing point of view. It involves the integration of engineering
dent Study” form must be completed and submitted to the
and statistical analysis thrugh a Life Cycle Assessment tool,
Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for
allowing a quantitative, broad-based consideration any
credit under different topic/experience.
process or product design and their respective impacts on en-
vironment, human health and the resource base. The require-
ments for considering social implications are also discussed.
Prerequisites: Senior or graduate standing strongly recom-
mended; 3 hours lecture, 3 semester hours.
EGGN491. SENIOR DESIGN I (I, II) (WI) This course is
the first of a two-semester capstone course sequence giving
the student experience in the engineering design process.
Realistic open-ended design problems are addressed for real
world clients at the conceptual, engineering analysis, and the
synthesis stages and include economic and ethical considera-
tions necessary to arrive at a final design. Students are as-
signed to interdisciplinary teams and exposed to processes in
the areas of design methodology, project management, com-
munications, and work place issues. Strong emphasis is
placed on this being a process course versus a project course.
This is a writing-across-the-curriculum course where stu-
dents' written and oral communication skills are strength-
ened. The design projects are chosen to develop student
creativity, use of design methodology and application of
prior course work paralleled by individual study and re-
search. Prerequisite: Field session appropriate to the stu-
dent's specialty and EPIC251. 1-2 hour lecture; 6 hours lab;
3 semester hours
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Environmental Science
An Area of Special Interest (ASI) consists of a minimum
of 12 credit hours of a logical sequence of courses. Only
and Engineering
three of these hours may be taken at the 100- or 200-level
and no more than three of these hours may be specifically re-
ROBERT L. SIEGRIST, Professor and Division Director
quired for the degree program in which the student is gradu-
TISSA ILLANGASEKARE, Professor and AMAX Distinguished
ating. An ASI may be completed within the same major
Chair
department.
JOHN E. McCRAY, Professor
RONALD R.H. COHEN, Associate Professor
A Minor Program / Area of Special Interest declaration
JÖRG DREWES, Associate Professor
(available in the Registrar’s Office) should be submitted for
LINDA A. FIGUEROA, Associate Professor
approval prior to the student’s completion of half of the hours
JUNKO MUNAKATA MARR, Associate Professor
proposed to constitute the program. Approvals are required
TZAHI CATH, Assistant Professor
from the Director of the Environmental Science and Engi-
CHRISTOPHER P. HIGGINS, Assistant Professor
neering Division, the student’s advisor, and the Department
JONATHAN O. SHARP, Assistant Professor
Head or Division Director in the department or division in
JOHN R. SPEAR, Assistant Professor
MICHAEL SEIBERT, Research Professor
which the student is enrolled.
MARIA L. GHIRARDI, Research Associate Professor
Students majoring in Engineering with an Environmental
MICHELLE CRIMI, Research Assistant Professor
Specialty may not also complete a minor or ASI in Environ-
PEI XU, Research Assistant Professor
mental Science and Engineering.
KATHRYN LOWE, Senior Research Associate
PAUL B. QUENEAU, Adjunct Professor
All students pursuing the ESE Minor or ASI are required
DANIEL T. TEITELBAUM, Adjunct Professor
to take ESGN/EGGN353 and ESGN/EGGN354.
BRUCE D. HONEYMAN, Emeritus Professor
Additional courses for the ASI or Minor sequence must be
selected from:
Program Description
ESGN401 Fundamentals of Ecology
The Environmental Science and Engineering (ESE) Divi-
ESGN440A Environmental Pollution: Sources, Characteristics,
sion offers specialty and minor programs in Environmental
Transport and Fate
Science and Engineering. ESE provides an undergraduate
ESGN/EGGN453 Wastewater Engineering
curriculum leading to a Minor (18 hours) or an Area of Spe-
ESGN/EGGN454 Water Supply Engineering
cial Interest (ASI) (12 hours).
ESGN/EGGN456 Scientific Basis of Environmental Regulations
ESGN/EGGN457 Site Remediation Engineering
Environmental Engineering Specialty in the
ESGN460 Onsite Water Reclamation and Reuse
Engineering Division
ESGN462 Solid Waste Minimization and Recycling
The Environmental Engineering Specialty introduces
ESGN463 Pollution Prevention: Fundamentals and Practice
students to the fundamentals of environmental engineering
ESGN490 Environmental Law
including the scientific and regulatory basis of public health
Combined Degree Program Option
and environmental protection. Topics covered include envi-
CSM Undergraduate students have the opportunity to
ronmental science and regulatory processes, water and waste-
begin work on a M.S. degree in Environmental Science and
water engineering, solid and hazardous waste management,
Engineering while completing their Bachelor’s degree. The
and contaminated site remediation.
CSM Combined Degree Program provides the vehicle for
See entries in this Bulletin under Engineering (pg. 48) and
students to use undergraduate coursework as part of their
the degree program leading to the BS in Engineering with a
Graduate Degree curriculum. For more information please
Specialty in Environmental Engineering. This undergraduate
see the ESE Division website:
Specialty is supported by the Environmental Science and
http://ese.mines.edu/ufield.html.
Engineering Division.
Description of Courses
Environmental Science and Engineering Minor
Undergraduate Courses
and ASI
ESGN198. SPECIAL TOPICS IN ENVIRONMENTAL SCI-
General Requirements:
ENCE AND ENGINEERING (I, II) Pilot course or special
A Minor Program of study consists of a minimum of 18
topics course. Topics chosen from special interests of instruc-
credit hours of a logical sequence of courses. With the ex-
tor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is offered only once.
ception of the McBride Honors minor, only three of these
Prerequisite: Instructor consent. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit
hours may be taken in the student’s degree-granting depart-
hours. Repeatable for credit under different titles.
ment and no more than three of these hours may be at the
100- or 200- level. A Minor Program may not be completed
ESGN199. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Individual re-
in the same department as the major.
search or special problem projects supervised by a faculty
member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a sub-
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ject matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: “Indepen-
evolution; diversity and life processes in plants and animals;
dent Study” form must be completed and submitted to the
and, principles of ecology. Offered with the collaboration of
Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for
Red Rocks Community College. Corequisite or Prerequisite:
credit under different titles.
ESGN/BELS301 or equivalent. 3 hours laboratory; 1 semes-
ESGN203/SYGN203. NATURAL AND ENGINEERED EN-
ter hour.
VIRONMENTAL SYSTEMS Introduction to natural and
ESGN313/BELS313. GENERAL BIOLOGY II LABORA-
engineered environmental systems analysis. Environmental
TORY (II) This course provides students with laboratory ex-
decision making, sustainable development, pollution sources,
ercises that complement lectures given in
effects and prevention, and environmental life cycle assess-
ESGN303/BELS303, the second semester introductory
ment. The basic concepts of material balances, energy bal-
course in Biology. Emphasis is placed on an examination of
ances, chemical equilibrium and kinetics and structure and
organisms as the products of evolution. The diversity of life
function of biological systems will be used to analyze envi-
forms will be explored. Special attention will be given to the
ronmental systems. Case studies in sustainable development,
vertebrate body (organs, tissues and systems) and how it
industrial ecology, pollution prevention and life cycle assess-
functions. Offered with the collaboration of Red Rocks Com-
ment with be covered. The goal of this course is to develop
munity College. Co-requisite or Prerequisite:
problem-solving skills associated with the analysis of envi-
ESGN/BELS303 or equivalent. 3 hours laboratory; 1 semes-
ronmental systems. Prerequisites: CHGN124 or concurrent;
ter hour.
MATH112 or concurrent; PHGN 100; SYGN101. 3 semester
ESGN321/BELS321. INTRODUCTION TO GENETICS (II)
hours.
A study of the mechanisms by which biological information
ESGN298. SPECIAL TOPICS IN ENVIRONMENTAL SCI-
is encoded, stored, and transmitted, including Mendelian ge-
ENCE AND ENGINEERING (I, II) Pilot course or special
netics, molecular genetics, chromosome structure and re-
topics course. Topics chosen from special interests of instruc-
arrangement, cytogenetics, and population genetics.
tor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is offered only once.
Prerequisite: General Biology I or equivalent. 3 hours lecture
Prerequisite: Instructor consent. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit
+ 3 hours laboratory; 4 semester hours.
hours. Repeatable for credit under different titles.
ESGN353/EGGN353. FUNDAMENTALS OF ENVIRON-
ESGN299. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Individual re-
MENTAL SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING I (I, II) Topics
search or special problem projects supervised by faculty
covered include history of water related environmental law
member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a sub-
and regulation, major sources and concerns of water pollu-
ject matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: Indepen-
tion, water quality parameters and their measurement, mate-
dent Study form must be complete and submitted to the
rial and energy balances, water chemistry concepts, microbial
Registrar. Variable credit: 1-6. Repeatable for credit under
concepts, aquatic toxicology and risk assessment. Prerequi-
different titles.
site: : CHGN124, PHGN100 and MATH213, or consent of
ESGN301/BELS301. GENERAL BIOLOGY I (I) This is
instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
the first semester an introductory course in Biology. Empha-
ESGN354/EGGN354. FUNDAMENTALS OF ENVIRON-
sis is placed on the methods of science; structural, molecular,
MENTAL SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING II (I, II) Intro-
and energetic basis of cellular activities; genetic variability
ductory level fundamentals in atmospheric systems, air
and evolution; diversity and life processes in plants and ani-
pollution control, solid waste management, hazardous waste
mals; and, principles of ecology. Prerequisite: None. 3 hours
management, waste minimization, pollution prevention, role
lecture; 3 semester hours.
and responsibilities of public institutions and private organi-
ESGN303/BELS303. GENERAL BIOLOGY II (II) This is
zations in environmental management (relative to air, solid
the continuation of General Biology I. Emphasis is placed on
and hazardous waste). Prerequisite: CHGN124, PHGN100
an examination of organisms as the products of evolution.
and MATH213, or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 se-
The diversity of life forms will be explored. Special attention
mester hours.
will be given to the vertebrate body (organs, tissues and sys-
ESGN398. SPECIAL TOPICS IN ENVIRONMENTAL SCI-
tems) and how it functions. Prerequisite: General Biology I,
ENCE AND ENGINEERING (I, II) Pilot course or special
or equivalent. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
topics course. Topics chosen from special interests of instruc-
ESGN311/BELS311. GENERAL BIOLOGY I LABORA-
tor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is offered only once.
TORY (I) This course provides students with laboratory exer-
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Variable credit: 1-6 se-
cises that complement lectures given in ESGN301/BELS301,
mester hours. Repeatable for credit under different titles.
the first semester introductory course in Biology. Emphasis is
ESGN399. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Individual re-
placed on the methods of science; structural, molecular, and
search or special problem projects supervised by a faculty
energetic basis of cellular activities; genetic variability and
member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a sub-
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ject matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: “Indepen-
liquid wastes of municipal origin. Treatment objectives will
dent Study” form must be completed and submitted to the
be discussed as the driving force for wastewater treatment.
Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for
Prerequisite: EGGN/ESGN353 or consent of instructor. 3
credit under different titles.
hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
ESGN401. FUNDAMENTALS OF ECOLOGY (I) Biologi-
ESGN454/EGGN454. WATER SUPPLY ENGINEERING
cal and ecological principles discussed and industrial exam-
(II) Water supply availability and quality. Theory and design
ples of their use given. Analysis of ecosystem processes,
of conventional potable water treatment and processes. De-
such as erosion, succession, and how these processes relate
sign of distribution systems. Also includes regulatory analy-
to engineering activities, including engineering design and
sis under the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA). Prerequisite:
plant operation. Criteria and performance standards analyzed
EGGN/ESGN353 or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3
for facility siting, pollution control, and mitigation of im-
semester hours.
pacts. North American ecosystems analyzed. Concepts of
ESGN455/EGGN455. SOLID AND HAZARDOUS WASTE
forestry, range, and wildlife management integrated as they
ENGINEERING (II) This course provides an introduction
apply to all the above. Three to four weekend field trips will
and overview of the engineering aspects of solid and haz-
be arranged during the semester. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester
ardous waste management. The focus is on control technolo-
hours.
gies for solid wastes from common municipal and industrial
ESGN402/BELS402. CELL BIOLOGY AND PHYSIOL-
sources and the end-of-pipe waste streams and process resid-
OGY (II) An introduction to the morphological, biochemical
uals that are generated in some key industries. Prerequisite:
and biophysical properties of cells and their significance in
EGGN/ESGN354. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
the life processes. Prerequisite: General Biology I, or equiva-
ESGN456/EGGN456. SCIENTIFIC BASIS OF ENVIRON-
lent. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
MENTAL REGULATIONS (I) A critical examination of the
ESGN403/CHGN403. INTRODUCTION TO ENVIRON-
experiments, calculations and assumptions underpinning nu-
MENTAL CHEMISTRY (I) Processes by which natural and
merical and narrative standards contained in federal and state
anthropogenic chemicals interact, react and are transformed
environmental regulations. Top-down investigations of the
and redistributed in various environmental compartments.
historical development of selected regulatory guidelines and
Air, soil and aqueous (fresh and saline surface and ground-
permitting procedures. Student directed design of improved
waters) environments are covered, along with specialized en-
regulations. Prerequisite: EGGN/ESGN353. 3 hours lecture;
vironments such as waste treatment facilities and the upper
3 semester hours.
atmosphere. Prerequisites: SYGN101, DCGN209, and
ESGN457/EGGN457. SITE REMEDIATION ENGINEER-
CHGN222. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
ING (II) This course describes the engineering principles
ESGN440. ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTION: SOURCES,
and practices associated with the characterization and reme-
CHARACTERISTICS, TRANSPORT AND FATE (I) This
diation of contaminated sites. Methods for site characteriza-
course describes the environmental behavior of inorganic and
tion and risk assessment will be highlighted while the
organic chemicals in multimedia environments, including
emphasis will be on remedial action screening processes and
water, air, sediment and biota. Sources and characteristics of
technology principles and conceptual design. Common isola-
contaminants in the environment are discussed as broad cate-
tion and containment and in-situ and ex-situ treatment tech-
gories, with some specific examples from various industries.
nology will be covered. Computerized decision-support tools
Attention is focused on the persistence, reactivity, and parti-
will be used and case studies will be presented. Prerequisites:
tioning behavior of contaminants in environmental media.
EGGN/ESGN354 or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3
Both steady and unsteady state multimedia environmental
semester hours.
models are developed and applied to contaminated sites. The
ESGN460. ONSITE WATER RECLAMATION AND
principles of contaminant transport in surface water, ground-
REUSE (II). Appropriate solutions to water and sanitation in
water and air are also introduced. The course provides stu-
the U.S. and globally need to be effective in protecting public
dents with the conceptual basis and mathematical tools for
health and preserving water quality while also being accept-
predicting the behavior of contaminants in the environment.
able, affordable and sustainable. Onsite and decentralized
Prerequisite: EGGN/ESGN353 or consent of instructor.
systems have the potential to achieve these goals in rural
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
areas, peri-urban developments, and urban centers in small
ESGN453/EGGN453. WASTEWATER ENGINEERING (I)
and large cities. Moreover they can improve water use effi-
The goal of this course is to familiarize students with the fun-
ciency, conserve energy and enable distributed energy gener-
damental phenomena involved in wastewater treatment
ation, promote green spaces, restore surface waters and
processes (theory) and the engineering approaches used in
aquifers, and stimulate new green companies and jobs. A
designing such processes (design). This course will focus on
growing array of approaches, devices and technologies have
the physical, chemical and biological processes applied to
evolved that include point-of-use water purification, waste
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source separation, conventional and advanced treatment
ESGN490. ENVIRONMENTAL LAW (I) Specially de-
units, localized natural treatment systems, and varied re-
signed for the needs of the environmental quality engineer,
source recovery and recycling options. This course will
scientist, planner, manager, government regulator, consultant,
focus on the engineering selection, design, and implementa-
or advocate. Highlights include how our legal system works,
tion of onsite and decentralized systems for water reclama-
environmental law fundamentals, all major US EPA/state en-
tion and reuse. Topics to be covered include process analysis
forcement programs, the National Environmental Policy Act,
and system planning, water and waste stream attributes,
air and water pollutant laws, risk assessment and manage-
water and resource conservation, confined unit and natural
ment, and toxic and hazardous substance laws (RCRA, CER-
system treatment technologies, effluent collection and clus-
CLA, TSCA, LUST, etc). Prerequisites: EGGN/ESGN353 or
tering, recycling and reuse options, and system management.
EGGN/ESGN354, or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3
Prerequisite: EGGN/ESGN353 or consent of instructor. 3
semester hours.
hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
ESGN498. SPECIAL TOPICS IN ENVIRONMENTAL SCI-
ESGN462/MTGN462/MTGN527. SOLID WASTE MINI-
ENCE AND ENGINEERING (I, II) Pilot course or special
MIZATION AND RECYCLING (I) This course will exam-
topics course. Topics chosen from special interests of instruc-
ine, using case studies, how industry applies engineering
tor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is offered only once.
principles to minimize waste formation and to meet solid
Prerequisite: Instructor consent. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit
waste recycling challenges. Both proven and emerging solu-
hours. Repeatable for credit under different titles.
tions to solid waste environmental problems, especially those
ESGN499. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Individual re-
associated with metals, will be discussed. Prerequisites:
search or special problem projects supervised by a faculty
EGGN/ESGN353 or EGGN/ESGN354 or consent of instruc-
member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a sub-
tor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
ject matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: “Indepen-
ESGN463. POLLUTION PREVENTION: FUNDAMEN-
dent Study” form must be completed and submitted to the
TALS AND PRACTICE (II) The objective of this course is
Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for
to introduce the principles of pollution prevention, environ-
credit under different titles.
mentally benign products and processes, and manufacturing
systems. The course provides a thorough foundation in pol-
lution prevention concepts and methods. Engineers and sci-
entists are given the tools to incorporate environmental
consequences into decision-making. Sources of pollution
and its consequences are detailed. Focus includes sources
and minimization of industrial pollution; methodology for
life-cycle assessments and developing successful pollution
prevention plans; technological means for minimizing the
use of water, energy, and reagents in manufacturing; and
tools for achieving a sustainable society. Materials selection,
process and product design, and packaging are also ad-
dressed. Prerequisite: EGGN/ESGN353 or
EGGN/ESGN354 or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3
semester hours.
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Geology and Geological
must be properly located, designed and constructed; contami-
nated sites and ground water must be accurately character-
Engineering
ized before cleanup can be accomplished; water supplies
must be located, developed and protected; and new mineral
JOHN D. HUMPHREY, Associate Professor and Department Head
and energy resources must be located and developed in an
JOHN B. CURTIS, Professor
environmentally sound manner. Geological Engineers are the
WENDY J. HARRISON, Professor and Associate Provost
professionals trained to meet these challenges.
MURRAY W. HITZMAN, Professor, Charles F. Fogarty Professor of
Economic Geology
The Geological Engineering curriculum provides a strong
PAUL SANTI, Professor
foundation in the basic sciences, mathematics, geological sci-
STEPHEN A. SONNENBERG, Professor, Charles Boettcher
ence and basic engineering along with specialized upper
Distinguished Chair in Petroleum Geology
level instruction in integrated applications to real problems.
RICHARD F. WENDLANDT, Professor
Engineering design is integrated throughout the four year
DAVID A. BENSON, Associate Professor
program, beginning in Design I (Freshman year) and ending
L. GRAHAM CLOSS, Associate Professor
with the capstone design courses in the senior year. The pro-
JERRY D. HIGGINS, Associate Professor
KEVIN W. MANDERNACK, Associate Professor (also Chemistry
gram is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Com-
& Geochemistry)
mission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and
JOHN E. McCRAY, Associate Professor (also Environmental
Technology, 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD
Science & Engineering
21202-4012, telephone (410) 347-7700. Students have the
PIRET PLINK-BJORKLUND, Associate Professor
background to take the Fundamentals of Engineering Exam,
BRUCE TRUDGILL, Associate Professor
the first step in becoming a registered Professional Engineer.
WEI ZHOU, Associate Professor
Graduates follow five general career paths:
JENNIFER L. ASCHOFF, Assistant Professor
NIGEL KELLY, Assistant Professor
Engineering Geology and Geotechnics. Careers in site
REED M. MAXWELL, Assistant Professor
investigation, design and stabilization of foundations or
THOMAS MONECKE, Assistant Professor
slopes; site characterization, design, construction and
CHRISTIAN V. SHOREY, Lecturer
remediation of waste disposal sites or contaminated sites;
CHARLES F. KLUTH, Distinguished Scientist
and assessment of geologic hazards for civil, mining or
DAVID PYLES, Research Professor
environmental engineering projects.
DONNA S. ANDERSON, Research Associate Professor
MASON DYKSTRA, Research Associate Professor
Ground-Water Engineering. Careers in assessment and
NICHOLAS B. HARRIS, Research Associate Professor
remediation of ground-water contamination, design of
KARIN HOAL, Research Associate Professor
ground-water control facilities for geotechnical projects and
MAEVE BOLAND, Research Assistant Professor
exploration for and development of ground-water supplies.
RENAUD BOUROULLEC, Research Assistant Professor
MARY CARR, Research Assistant Professor
Petroleum Exploration and Development Engineering.
THOMAS L.T. GROSE, Professor Emeritus
Careers in search for and development of oil, gas and coal
JOHN D. HAUN, Professor Emeritus
and their efficient extraction.
NEIL F. HURLEY, Professor Emeritus
Mineral Exploration and Development Engineering.
RICHARD W. HUTCHINSON, Professor Emeritus
Careers in search for and development of natural deposits of
KEENAN LEE, Professor Emeritus
metals, industrial materials and rock aggregate.
EILEEN POETER, Professor Emerita
SAMUEL B. ROMBERGER, Professor Emeritus
Geological Science. Students are also well prepared to
A. KEITH TURNER, Professor Emeritus
pursue careers in basic geoscience. Graduates have become
JOHN E. WARME, Professor Emeritus
experts in fields as divergent as global climate change, the
ROBERT J. WEIMER, Professor Emeritus
early history of the Earth, planetary science, fractal represen-
TIMOTHY A. CROSS, Associate Professor Emeritus
tation of ground-water flow and simulation of sedimentary
GREGORY S. HOLDEN, Associate Professor Emeritus
rock sequences, to name a few. Careers are available in re-
ERIC P. NELSON, Associate Professor Emeritus
search and education.
Program Description
The curriculum may be followed along two concentration
A Bachelor of Science degree in Geological Engineering
paths with slightly different upper division requirements.
is the basis for careers concentrating on the interaction of
Both concentrations are identical in the first two years as stu-
humans and the earth. Geological Engineers deal with a wide
dents study basic science, mathematics, engineering science,
variety of the resource and environmental problems that
and geological science. In the junior year those students
come with accommodating more and more people on a finite
pursuing careers in ground-water engineering, engineering
planet. Geologic hazards and conditions must be recognized
geology and geotechnics, or geoenvironmental engineering
and considered in the location and design of foundations for
applications follow the Environmental, Engineering Geology
buildings, roads and other structures; waste disposal facilities
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and Geotechnics, and Ground-Water Engineering Concentra-
Graduates should appreciate and respect the characteristics
tion. Students anticipating careers in resource exploration
and worth of leadership and teamwork, and should possess
and development or who expect to pursue graduate studies in
the attitude that teamwork and cooperation are equally im-
geological sciences follow the Mineral and Petroleum Explo-
portant values as leadership.
ration Engineering Concentration.
Graduates should have the skills and desire, as well as tech-
At all levels the Geological Engineering Program empha-
nical breadth and depth, to continue their personal and profes-
sizes laboratory and field experience. All courses have a lab-
sional growth through life-long learning. Graduates should
oratory session, and after the junior year students participate
have the understanding that personal and professional flexi-
in a field course, which is six weeks of geologic and engi-
bility, creativity, resourcefulness, receptivity and openness
neering mapping and direct observation. The course involves
are crucial attributes to continued growth and success in in-
considerable time outdoors in the mountains and canyons of
creasingly diverse, multi-disciplinary technical environments.
Utah and southwestern Colorado.
Graduates should appreciate and respect diversity of cul-
At the senior level, students begin to focus on a career path
ture, language, religion, social-political-economic systems,
by taking course sequences in at least two areas of geological
approaches toward thinking and analysis, and personal pref-
engineering specialization. The course sequences begin with
erence. They should feel capable of working in a technical
a 4 unit course in the fundamentals of a field of geological
capacity and communicating with others in an international
engineering which is followed by a 3 unit design-oriented
geoscience and geoengineering arena.
course that emphasizes experience in direct application of
Graduates should practice ethical behavior and integrity,
principles through design projects.
and they should function such that their society benefits from
Combined Undergraduate/Graduate Programs
their work in the geosciences and geoengineering disciplines.
Several degree programs offer CSM undergraduate stu-
Program Requirements
dents the opportunity to begin work on a Graduate Certifi-
In order to achieve the program goals listed above, every stu-
cate, Professional Degree, or Master Degree while
dent working towards the Bachelor of Science Degree in Geo-
completing the requirements for their Bachelor Degree.
logical Engineering must complete the following requirements:
These programs can give students a head start on graduate
education. An overview of these combined programs and de-
Degree Requirements (Geological Engineering)
Sophomore Year Fall Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
scription of the admission process and requirements are
GEGN202 Geol. Principles & Processes
3
3
4
found in the Graduate Degrees and Requirements section of
MATH213 Calc. for Scientists & Engn’rs III
4
4
the Graduate Bulletin.
DCGN241 Statics
3
3
Program Educational Objectives (Bachelor of
SYGN200 Human Systems
3
3
Science in Geological Engineering)
PAGN201 Physical Education III
2
0.5
Total
14.5
In addition to contributing toward achieving the educa-
tional objectives described in the CSM Graduate Profile and
Sophomore Year Spring Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
the ABET Accreditation Criteria, the Geological Engineering
EPIC251 GIS Epics II
2
3
3
GEGN206 Earth Materials
2
3
3
Program at CSM has established the following program edu-
MATH225 Differential Equations
3
3
cational objectives:
PHGN200 Physics II
3.5
3
4.5
Graduates of the Department should have depth and
EGGN320 Mechanics of Materials
3
3
breadth in one or more of the following fields: ground-water
PAGN202 Physical Education IV
2
0.5
engineering, engineering geology and geotechnics, environ-
Total
17
mental geology, and natural resource exploration and devel-
Following the sophomore year, Geological Engineering students
opment. They should have the knowledge and experience to
choose from one of two concentrations: 1. Minerals and Petroleum
recognize problems and design solutions through application
Exploration Engineering 2. Environmental, Engineering Geology
of scientific and engineering principles and methods.
and Geotechnics, and Ground-water Engineering
Graduates must have the communication skills which per-
Minerals and Petroleum Exploration Engineering
mit them to convey technical information, geoscience and
Concentration
geoengineering concepts, and results of technical studies to
Recommended for students intending careers in explora-
peers and the lay public. Communication skills include oral,
tion and development of mineral and fuels resources, or in-
written and graphic presentations, computer-based retrieval,
tending careers in geoscience research and education.
manipulation and analysis of technical information, and gen-
Junior Year Fall Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
eral computer literacy.
GEOL309 Structural Geology
3
3
4
GEOL321 Mineralogy & Mineral
Characterization
2
3
3
DCGN209 Thermodynamics
3
3
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EBGN201 Principles of Economics
3
3
DCGN209 Introduction to Thermodynamics
3
3
EGGN361 Soil Mechanics OR
3
3
or
MNGN321 Introduction to Rock Mechanics*
2
3
3
EGGN371 Thermodynamics
3
3
Total
16
EBGN201 Principles of Economics
3
3
Junior Year Spring Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
EGGN361 Soil Mechanics
3
3
GEGN307 Petrology
2
3
3
EGGN363 Soil Mechanics Lab
1
1
GEGN317 Field Methods
1
8
2
Total
16
GEOL314 Stratigraphy
3
3
4
Junior Year Spring Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
GEGN 351 Geologic Fluid Mechanics
3
3
GEGN317 Field Methods
1
8
2
LAIS/EBGN H&SS GenEd Restricted Elective I
3
3
GEGN473 Site Investigation
3
3
Tech Elective II *
3
3
GEOL314 Stratigraphy
3
3
4
Total
18
GEGN 351 Geologic Fluid Methods
3
3
*Technical Electives I & II: Either MNGN321 or EGGN361 is
LAIS/EBGN H&SS GenEd Restricted Elective I
3
3
required as ONE of the technical electives. An additional technical
MNGN321 Rock Mechanics
2
3
3
elective must be selected so that the total technical elective credit
Total
18
hours are composed of a balance of engineering science and engi-
Summer Field Term
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
neering design.
GEGN316 Field Geology
6
6
Summer Field Term
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
Senior Year Fall Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
GEGN316 Field Geology
6
6
GEGN468 Engineering Geology
3
3
4
Senior Year Fall Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
GEGN467 Ground-Water Engineering
3
3
4
GEGN4— Option Elective
3
3
4
GEGN432 Geological Data Management
1
6
3
GEGN4— Option Elective
3
3
4
LAIS/EBGN H&SS GenEd Restricted Elective II
3
3
GEGN432 Geological Data Management
1
6
3
Free Elective
3
3
Total
17
LAIS/EBGN H&SS GenEd Restricted Elective II
3
3
Free Elective
3
Senior Year Spring Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
Total
17
GEGN469 Engineering Geology Design
3
3
Senior Year Spring Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
GEGN470 Ground-Water Engineering Design
3
3
GEGN4— Design Elective
2
3
3
LAIS/EBGN H&SS GenEd Restricted Elective III 3
3
GEGN4— Design Elective
2
3
3
Free Elective
3
3
Free Elective
3
3
LAIS/EBGN H&SS GenEd Restricted Elective III 3
3
Free Elective
3
Total
15
Free Elective
3
Degree Total
136.5
Total
15
Students in the Environmental, Engineering Geology and
Degree Total
136.5
Geotechnics, and Ground-Water Engineering Concentration
Option Electives:
may further specialize by utilizing their free elective courses
Students must take TWO of the following four courses.
to emphasize a specific specialty. Suggested courses are pre-
sented below and should be selected in consultation with the
GEGN401 Mineral Deposits
4 credits
GEGN438 Petroleum Geology
4 credits
student’s advisor. The emphasis area is an informal designa-
GEGN467 Ground-Water Engineering
4 credits
tion only and it will not appear on the transcript.
GEGN468 Engineering Geology & Geotechnics
4 credits
Engineering Geology and Geotechnics Emphasis:
Design Electives:
EGGN464 Foundations
Students must take TWO design courses, corresponding in
GEGN475 Applications of Geographic Information Systems
subject area to the Option Elective.
EBGN321 Engineering Economics
EGGN465 Unsaturated Soil Mechanics
GEGN403 Mineral Exploration Design
3 credits
GEGN399 Independent Study in Engineering Geology
GEGN439 Multi-Disciplinary Petroleum Design
3 credits
GEGN476 Desktop Mapping Applications for Project Data
GEGN469 Engineering Geology Design
3 credits
Management
GEGN470 Ground-Water Engineering Design
3 credits
GEGN499 Independent Study in Engineering Geology
Environmental, Engineering Geology and Geotechnics,
GEGN307 Petrology
and Ground-Water Engineering Concentration
GEOL321 Mineralogy & Mineral Characterization
Recommended for students intending careers in geotechni-
CSCI261 Programming Concepts
MNGN404 Tunneling
cal engineering, hydrogeology, or other environmental engi-
MNGN408 Underground Design and Construction
neering careers.
MNGN410 Excavation Project Management
Junior Year Fall Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
MNGN445/545 Rock Slope Design
GEGN 212 Petrography of Geol. Engineers
1
3
2
GEOL309 Structural Geology
3
3
4
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Water Engineering Emphasis:
GEOL199. INDEPENDENT STUDY IN GEOLOGY (I, II)
EBGN321 Engineering Economics
Individual special studies, laboratory and/or field problems
EGGN/ESGN353 Fundamentals of Environmental Sci. & Engr. I
in geology. Prerequisite: “Independent Study” form must be
EGGN/ESGN354 Fundamentals of Environmental Sci. & Engr. II
completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit;
EGGN451 Hydraulic Problems
1 to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for credit.
EGGN465 Unsaturated Soil Mechanics
EGGN473 Fluid Mechanics
Sophomore Year
EGGN/ESGN453 Wastewater Engineering
GEGN 202. GEOLOGIC PRINCIPLES AND PROCESSES
EGGN/ESGN454 Water Supply Engineering
(I) Introduction to principles of geomorphology and histori-
ESGN401 Fundamentals of Ecology
cal geology. Geomorphology of glacial, volcanic, arid, karst,
ESGN440 Environmental Pollution
and complex geological landscapes. Introduction to weather-
ESGN/EGGN455 Solid & Hazardous Waste Engineering
ing, soils, hillslopes, and drainage systems. Geologic time
ESGN/EGGN456 Scientific Basis of Environmental Regulations
scale and deep time, stratigraphic principles, evolution and
ESGN/EGGN457 Site Remediation Engineering
the fossil record, geochronology, plate tectonics, and critical
ESGN490 Environmental Law
events in Earth history. Laboratories emphasize fieldwork in
ESGN/CHGN403 Intro. to Environmental Chemistry
GEGN499 Independent Study in Hydrogeology
geomorphic regions of Colorado, map skills, time and order-
GEGN475 Applications of Geographic Information Systems
ing of geologic events, and fossil preservation and identifica-
GEGN481 Advanced Hydrology
tion. Prerequisite: SYGN 101, 3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab:
GEGN483 Math Modeling of Ground-Water Systems
4 semester hours.
GEOL321 Mineralogy & Mineral Characterization
GEGN206. EARTH MATERIALS (II) Introduction to Earth
LAIS487 Environmental Politics & Policy
Materials, emphasizing the structure, composition, forma-
LAIS488 Water Politics & Policy
CSCI260 Fortran Programming
tion, and behavior of minerals. Laboratories emphasize the
CSCI261 Programming Concepts
recognition, description, and engineering evaluation of earth
MATH332 Linear Algebra
materials. Prerequisite: SYGN101. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours
lab; 3 semester hours.
Geological Engineering Minor and Area of Special
Interest
GEGN 212. PETROGRAPHY FOR GEOLOGICAL ENGI-
To receive a minor or ASI, a student must take at least 12
NEERS (I) Introduction to concepts of rock forming
(ASI) or 18 (minor) hours of a logical sequence of courses.
processes as a basis for rock classification. The course will
This may include SYGN101 (4 hours) and up to 4 hours at
teach practical skills allowing identification of common rock
the 200-level.
types in hand specimen and in outcrop. Subsurface and near-
surface alteration and weathering processes will be covered,
Description of Courses
emphasizing recognition of secondary mineral products and
Freshman Year
the changes to the physical properties of these minerals in the
GEOL102. INTRODUCTION TO GEOLOGICAL ENGI-
rock masses. Prerequisites: GEGN 206 or equivalent. 1 hour
NEERING (II) Presentations by faculty members and out-
lecture, 3 hours lab; 2 semester hours.
side professionals of case studies to provide a comprehensive
GEGN/GEOL298. SEMINAR IN GEOLOGY OR GEO-
overview of the fields of Geology and Geological Engineer-
LOGICAL ENGINEERING (I, II) Special topics classes
ing and the preparation necessary to pursue careers in those
taught on a one-time basis. May include lecture, laboratory
fields. A short paper on an academic professional path will be
and field trip activities. Prerequisite: Approval of instructor
required. Prerequisite: SYGN101 or concurrent enrollment.
and department head. Variable credit; 1 to 6 semester hours.
1 hour lecture; 1 semester hour.
Repeatable for credit under different titles.
GEGN/GEOL198. SEMINAR IN GEOLOGY OR GEO-
GEGN299. INDEPENDENT STUDY IN ENGINEERING
LOGICAL ENGINEERING (I, II) Special topics classes
GEOLOGY OR ENGINEERING HYDROGEOLOGY (I, II)
taught on a one-time basis. May include lecture, laboratory
Individual special studies, laboratory and/or field problems in
and field trip activities. Prerequisite: Approval of instructor
geological engineering or engineering hydrogeology. Pre-
and department head. Variable credit; 1 to 6 semester hours.
requisite: “Independent Study” form must be completed and
Repeatable for credit under different titles.
submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6 semester hours.
GEGN199. INDEPENDENT STUDY IN ENGINEERING
Repeatable for credit.
GEOLOGY OR ENGINEERING HYDROGEOLOGY (I, II)
GEOL299. INDEPENDENT STUDY IN GEOLOGY (I, II)
Individual special studies, laboratory and/or field problems
Individual special studies, laboratory and/or field problems in
in geological engineering or engineering hydrogeology. Pre-
geology. Prerequisite: “Independent Study” form must be
requisite: “Independent Study” form must be completed and
completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit;
submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
1 to 6 semester hours. Repeatable for credit.
Repeatable for credit.
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sedimentary rock sequences and geometries in sedimentary
GEGN307. PETROLOGY (II) An introduction to igneous,
basins, and geohistory analysis of sedimentary basins. Pre-
sedimentary and metamorphic processes, stressing the appli-
requisite: SYGN101, GEGN202. 3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab;
cation of chemical and physical mechanisms to study the ori-
4 semester hours.
gin, occurrence, and association of rock types. Emphasis on
GEOL315. SEDIMENTOLOGY AND STRATIGRAPHY (I)
the megascopic and microscopic classification, description,
Integrated lecture, laboratory and field exercises on the gene-
and interpretation of rocks. Analysis of the fabric and physi-
sis of sedimentary rocks as related to subsurface porosity and
cal properties. Prerequisite: GEOL321, DCGN209. 2 hours
permeability development and distribution for non-geology
lecture, 3 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
majors. Emphasis is placed on siliciclastic systems of vary-
GEOL308. INTRODUCTORY APPLIED STRUCTURAL
ing degrees of heterogeneity. Topics include diagenesis, fa-
GEOLOGY (II) Nature and origin of structural features of
cies analysis, correlation techniques, and sequence and
Earth’s crust emphasizing oil entrapment and control of ore
seismic stratigraphy. Application to hydrocarbon exploitation
deposition. Structural patterns and associations are discussed
stressed throughout the course. Required of all PEGN stu-
in context of stress/strain and plate tectonic theories, using
dents. Prerequisite: SYGN101, PEGN308, or consent of in-
examples of North American deformed belts. Lab and field
structor. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
projects in structural geometry, map air photo and cross sec-
GEGN316. FIELD GEOLOGY (S) Six weeks of field work,
tion interpretation, and structural analysis. Course required
stressing geology of the Southern Rocky Mountain Province.
of all PEGN and MNGN students. Prerequisite: SYGN101.
Measurement of stratigraphic sections. Mapping of igneous,
2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
metamorphic, and sedimentary terrain using air photos, topo-
GEOL309. STRUCTURAL GEOLOGY AND TECTONICS
graphic maps, plane table, and other methods. Diversified
(I) (WI) Recognition, habitat, and origin of deformational
individual problems in petroleum geology, mining geology,
structures related to stresses and strains (rock mechanics and
engineering geology, structural geology, and stratigraphy.
microstructures) and modern tectonics. Structural development
Formal reports submitted on several problems. Frequent
of the Appalachian and Cordilleran systems. Comprehensive
evening lectures and discussion sessions. Field trips empha-
laboratory projects use descriptive geometry, stereographic
size regional geology as well as mining, petroleum, and engi-
projection, structural contours, map and air photo interpreta-
neering projects. . Prerequisite: GEGN 202 , GEGN 206,
tion, structural cross section and structural pattern analysis.
GEOL314, GEOL309, and GEGN317. 6 semester hours
Required of Geological and Geophysical Engineers. Pre-
(Field Term).
requisite: SYGN101, GEGN 202 and GEGN 206 or
GEGN317. GEOLOGIC FIELD METHODS (II) Methods
GPGN210. 3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 4 semester hours.
and techniques of geologic field observations and interpre-
GEOL310. EARTH MATERIALS AND RESOURCES (I)
tations. Lectures in field techniques and local geology. Lab-
Introduction to Earth Materials, emphasizing the structure,
oratory and field project in diverse sedimentary, igneous,
formation, distribution and engineering behavior of minerals,
metamorphic, structural, and surficial terrains using aerial
rocks and ores. Laboratories emphasize the recognition, de-
photographs, topographic maps and compass and pace meth-
scription and engineering evaluation of natural materials.
ods. Geologic cross sections maps, and reports. Weekend
Lectures present the knowledge of natural materials,
exercises required. Prerequisite to GEGN316. Prerequisite:
processes and resources necessary for mining engineering ca-
GEGN202, GEOL309 or GEOL308. Completion or concur-
reers. Prerequisite: SYGN101. 3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab:
rent enrollment in GEGN206 and GEOL314. 1 hour lecture,
4 semester hours.
8 hours field; 2 semester hours.
GEOL311. STRUCTURAL GEOLOGY FOR MINING EN-
GEOL321. MINERALOGY AND MINERAL CHARAC-
GINEERS (II) Nature and origin of structural features of
TERIZATION (I) Principles of mineralogy and mineral
Earth's crust emphasizing structural controls of ore deposits
characterization. Crystallography of naturally occurring
and analysis of structures related to rock engineering and
materials. Principles of crystal chemistry. Interrelationships
mining. Structural features and processes are related to
among mineral structure, external shape, chemical composi-
stress/strain theory and rock mechanics principles. Lab and
tion, and physical properties. Introduction to mineral stabil-
field projects include deformation experiments, geologic
ity. Laboratories emphasize analytical methods, including
map, cross section, and orientation data analysis of structural
X-ray diffraction, scanning electron microscopy, and optical
features including fractures, faults, folds, and rock cleavages.
microscopy. Prerequisite: SYGN 101, CHGN 124, GEGN
Prerequisite: SYGN101. 2 semester hours combined lecture
206. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab: 3 semester hours.
and lab.
GEGN340. COOPERATIVE EDUCATION (I, II, S) Super-
GEOL314. STRATIGRAPHY (II) Lectures and laboratory
vised, full-time, engineering-related employment for a con-
and field exercises in concepts of stratigraphy and biostratig-
tinuous six-month period (or its equivalent) in which specific
raphy, facies associations in various depositional environments,
educational objectives are achieved. Prerequisite: Second
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semester sophomore status and a cumulative grade-point
GEGN403. MINERAL EXPLORATION DESIGN (II) (WI)
average of at least 2.00. 1 to 3 semester hours. Cooperative
Exploration project design: commodity selection, target se-
Education credit does not count toward graduation except
lection, genetic models, alternative exploration approaches
under special conditions. Repeatable.
and associated costs, exploration models, property acquisi-
GEGN342. ENGINEERING GEOMORPHOLOGY (I)
tion, and preliminary economic evaluation. Lectures and lab-
Study of interrelationships between internal and external
oratory exercises to simulate the entire exploration sequence
earth processes, geologic materials, time, and resulting land-
from inception and planning through implementation to dis-
forms on the Earth’s surface. Influences of geomorphic
covery, with initial ore reserve calculations and preliminary
processes on design of natural resource exploration programs
economic evaluation. Prerequisite: GEGN401 and EPIC251.
and siting and design of geotechnical and geohydrologic
2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
projects. Laboratory analysis of geomorphic and geologic
GEGN404. ORE MICROSCOPY (II) Identification of ore
features utilizing maps, photo interpretation and field obser-
minerals using reflected light microscopy, micro-hardness,
vations. Prerequisite: SYGN101. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab;
and reflectivity techniques. Interpretation of common ore
3 semester hours.
mineral textures, including those produced by magmatic seg-
GEGN351. GEOLOGICAL FLUID MECHANICS (II)
regation, open space filling, replacement, exsolution, and re-
Properties of fluids; Bernoulli's energy equation, the momen-
crystallization. Guided research on the ore mineralogy and
tum and mass equations; laminar and turbulent flow in pipes,
ore textures of classical ore deposits. Prerequisite:
channels, machinery, and earth materials; subcritical and su-
GEOL321, GEGN401, or consent of instructor. 6 hours lab;
percritical flow in channels; Darcy's Law; the Coriolis effect
3 semester hours.
and geostrophic flow in the oceans and stomosphere; sedi-
GEGN 432. GEOLOGICAL DATA MANAGEMENT (I)
ment transport. Prerequisite: DCGN241 or permission of in-
Techniques for managing and analyzing geological data,
structor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
including statistical analysis procedures and computer pro-
GEGN/GEOL398. SEMINAR IN GEOLOGY OR GEO-
gramming. Topics addressed include elementary probability,
LOGICAL ENGINEERING (I, II) Special topics classes
populations and distributions, estimation, hypothesis testing,
taught on a one-time basis. May include lecture, laboratory
analysis of data sequences, mapping, sampling and sample
and field trip activities. Prerequisite: Approval of instructor
representativity, linear regression, and overview of univariate
and department head. Variable credit; 1 to 6 semester hours.
and multivariate statistical methods. Practical experience
Repeatable for credit under different titles.
with principles of software programming and statistical
analysis for geological applications via suppled software and
GEGN399. INDEPENDENT STUDY IN ENGINEERING
data sets from geological case histories. Prerequistes: Senior
GEOLOGY OR ENGINEERING HYDROGEOLOGY (I, II)
standing in Geological Engineering or permission of instruc-
Individual special studies, laboratory and/or field problems in
tor. 1 hour lecture, 6 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
geological engineering or engineering hydrogeology. Pre-
requisite: “Independent Study” form must be completed and
GEGN438. PETROLEUM GEOLOGY (I) Source rocks,
submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
reservoir rocks, types of traps, temperature and pressure
Repeatable for credit.
conditions of the reservoir, theories of origin and accumula-
tion of petroleum, geology of major petroleum fields and
GEOL399. INDEPENDENT STUDY IN GEOLOGY (I, II)
provinces of the world, and methods of exploration for petro-
Individual special studies, laboratory and/or field problems
leum. Term report required. Laboratory consists of study of
in geology. Prerequisite: “Independent Study” form must be
well log analysis, stratigraphic correlation, production map-
completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit;
ping, hydrodynamics and exploration exercises. Prerequisite:
1 to 6 semester hours. Repeatable for credit.
GEOL308 or GEOL309 and GEOL314or GEOL315 and
Senior Year
GEGN316 or GPGN486 or PEGN486. 3 hours lecture, 3
GEGN401. MINERAL DEPOSITS (I) Introductory presenta-
hours lab; 4 semester hours.
tion of magmatic, hydrothermal, and sedimentary metallic ore
GEGN439/GPGN439/PEGN439. MULTI-DISCIPLINARY
deposits. Chemical, petrologic, structural, and sedimentologi-
PETROLEUM DESIGN (II) (WI) This is a multi-discipli-
cal processes that contribute to ore formation. Description of
nary design course that integrates fundamentals and design
classic deposits representing individual deposit types. Re-
concepts in geological, geophysical, and petroleum engineer-
view of exploration sequences. Laboratory consists of hand
ing. Students work in integrated teams from each of the dis-
specimen study of host rock-ore mineral suites and mineral
ciplines. Open-ended design problems are assigned including
deposit evaluation problems. Prerequisite: DCGN209,
the development of a prospect in an exploration play and a
GEGN307, GEGN316, or consent of instructor. 3 hours lec-
detailed engineering field study. Detailed reports are required
ture, 3 hours lab; 4 semester hours.
for the prospect evaluation and engineering field study. Pre-
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requisite: GE Majors: GEOL309, GEGN438, GEGN316,
GEOL470/GPGN470 Applications of Satellite Remote Sens-
EPIC 251; PE majors: PEGN316, PEGN414, PEGN422,
ing (II) An introduction to geoscience applications of satellite
PEGN423, PEGN424 (or concurrent) GEOL308, EPIC 251;
remote sensing of the Earth and planets. The lectures pro-
GP Majors: GPGN302 , GPGN303 and EPIC 251. 2 hours
vide background on satellites, sensors, methodology, and di-
lecture; 3 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
verse applications. Topics include visible, near infrared, and
GEGN442. ADVANCED ENGINEERING GEOMOR-
thermal infrared passive sensing, active microwave and radio
PHOLOGY (II) Application of quantitative geomorphic
sensing, and geodetic remote sensing. Lectures and labs in-
techniques to engineering problems. Map interpretation,
volve use of data from a variety of instruments, as several ap-
photo interpretation, field observations, computer modeling,
plications to problems in the Earth and planetary sciences are
and GIS analysis methods. Topics include: coastal engineer-
presented. Students will complete independent term projects
ing, fluvial processes, river engineering, controlling water
that are presented both written and orally at the end of the
and wind erosion, permafrost engineering. Multi-week de-
term. Prerequisites: PHGN200 and MATH225 or consent of
sign projects and case studies. Prerequisite: GEGN342 and
instructor. 2 hours lecture, 2 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
GEGN468, or graduate standing; GEGN475/575 recom-
GEOL470/GPGN470. APPLICATIONS OF SATELLITE
mended. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
REMOTE SENSING (II) Students are introduced to geo-
GEGN466. GROUNDWATER ENGINEERING (I) Theory
science applications of satellite remote sensing. Introductory
of groundwater occurrence and flow. Relation of ground-
lectures provide background on satellites, sensors, methodol-
water to surface; potential distribution and flow; theory of
ogy, and diverse applications. One or more areas of applica-
aquifer tests; water chemistry, water quality, and contaminant
tion are presented from a systems perspective. Guest lecturers
transport. Prerequisite: mathematics through calculus and
from academia, industry, and government agencies present
MATH225, GEOL309, GEOL315, and GEGN351, or con-
case studies focusing on applications, which vary from se-
sent of instructor. 3 hours lecture, 3 semester hours.
mester to semester. Students do independent term projects,
under the supervision of a faculty member or guest lecturer,
GEGN467. GROUNDWATER ENGINEERING (I) Theory
that are presented both written and orally at the end of the
of groundwater occurrence and flow. Relation of ground-
term. Prerequisites: PHGN200 and MATH225 or consent of
water to surface water; potential distribution and flow; theory
instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
of aquifer tests; water chemistry, water quality, and contami-
nant transport. Laboratory sessions on water budgets, water
GEGN473. GEOLOGICAL ENGINEERING SITE INVES-
chemistry, properties of porous media, solutions to hydraulic
TIGATION (II) Methods of field investigation, testing, and
flow problems, analytical and digital models, and hydrogeo-
monitoring for geotechnical and hazardous waste sites, in-
logic interpretation. Prerequisite: mathematics through calcu-
cluding: drilling and sampling methods, sample logging,
lus and MATH225, GEOL309, GEOL314 or GEOL315, and
field testing methods, instrumentation, trench logging,
GEGN351, or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture, 3 hours
foundation inspection, engineering stratigraphic column and
lab; 4 semester hours.
engineering soils map construction. Projects will include tech-
nical writing for investigations (reports, memos, proposals,
GEGN468. ENGINEERING GEOLOGY AND GEOTECH-
workplans). Class will culminate in practice conducting sim-
NICS (I) Application of geology to evaluation of construc-
ulated investigations (using a computer simulator). 3 hours
tion, mining, and environmental projects such as dams,
lecture; 3 semester hours.
waterways, tunnels, highways, bridges, buildings, mine
design, and land-based waste disposal facilities. Design
GEGN475. APPLICATIONS OF GEOGRAPHIC INFOR-
projects including field, laboratory, and computer analysis are
MATION SYSTEMS (II) An introduction to Geographic
an important part of the course. Prerequisite: MNGN321 and
Information Systems (GIS) and their applications to all areas
concurrent enrollment in EGGN361/EGGN363 or consent of
of geology and geological engineering. Lecture topics in-
instructor. 3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab, 4 semester hours.
clude: principles of GIS, data structures, digital elevation
models, data input and verification, data analysis and spatial
GEGN469. ENGINEERING GEOLOGY DESIGN (II) (WI)
modeling, data quality and error propagation, methods of
This is a capstone design course that emphasizes realistic
GIS projects, as well as video presentations. Prerequisite:
engineering geologic/geotechnics projects. Lecture time is
SYGN101. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
used to introduce projects and discussions of methods and
procedures for project work. Several major projects will be
GEGN476. DESKTOP MAPPING APPLICATIONS FOR
assigned and one to two field trips will be required. Students
PROJECT DATA MANAGEMENT (I, II) Conceptual over-
work as individual investigators and in teams. Final written
view and hands-on experience with a commercial desktop
design reports and oral presentations are required. Prerequi-
mapping system. Display, analysis, and presentation mapping
site: GEGN468 or equivalent and EPIC251. 2 hours lecture,
functions; familiarity with the software components, includ-
3 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
ing graphical user interface (GUI); methods for handling dif-
ferent kinds of information; organization and storage of
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project documents. Use of raster and vector data in an inte-
Oceanography
grated environment; basic raster concepts; introduction to
GEOC407. ATMOSPHERE, WEATHER AND CLIMATE (II)
GIS models, such as hill shading and cost/distance analysis.
An introduction to the Earth’s atmosphere and its role in
Prerequisite: No previous knowledge of desktop mapping or
weather patterns and long term climate. Provides basic
GIS technology assumed. Some computer experience in op-
understanding of origin and evolution of the atmosphere,
erating within a Windows environment recommended. 1 hour
Earth’s heat budget, global atmospheric circulation and
lecture; 1 semester hour
modern climatic zones. Long- and short-term climate change
GEGN481. ADVANCED HYDROGEOLOGY (I) Lectures,
including paleoclimatology, the causes of glacial periods and
assigned readings, and discussions concerning the theory,
global warming, and the depletion of the ozone layer. Causes
measurement, and estimation of ground water parameters,
and effects of volcanic eruptions on climate, El Nino, acid
fractured-rock flow, new or specialized methods of well
rain, severe thunderstorms, tornadoes, hurricanes, and ava-
hydraulics and pump tests, tracer methods, and well con-
lanches are also discussed. Microclimates and weather pat-
struction design. Design of well tests in variety of settings.
terns common in Colorado. Prerequisite: Completion of CSM
Prerequisites: GEGN467 or consent of instructor. 3 hours
freshman technical core, or equivalent. 3 hours lecture; 3 se-
lecture; 3 semester hours.
mester hours. Offered alternate years.
GEGN483. MATHEMATICAL MODELING OF GROUND-
GEOC408. INTRODUCTION TO OCEANOGRAPHY (II)
WATER SYSTEMS (II) Lectures, assigned readings, and
An introduction to the scientific study of the oceans, includ-
direct computer experience concerning the fundamentals and
ing chemistry, physics, geology, biology, geophysics, and
applications of analytical and finite-difference solutions to
mineral resources of the marine environment. Lectures from
ground water flow problems as well as an introduction to in-
pertinent disciplines are included. Recommended back-
verse modeling. Design of computer models to solve ground
ground: basic college courses in chemistry, geology, mathe-
water problems. Prerequisites: Familiarity with computers,
matics, and physics. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
mathematics through differential and integral calculus, and
Offered alternate years.
GEGN467. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
GEGN/GEOL498. SEMINAR IN GEOLOGY OR GEO-
LOGICAL ENGINEERING (I, II) Special topics classes
taught on a one-time basis. May include lecture, laboratory
and field trip activities. Prerequisite: Approval of instructor
and department head. Variable credit; 1 to 6 semester hours.
Repeatable for credit under different titles.
GEGN499. INDEPENDENT STUDY IN ENGINEERING
GEOLOGY OR ENGINEERING HYDROGEOLOGY (I, II)
Individual special studies, laboratory and/or field problems in
geological engineering or engineering hydrogeology. Pre-
requisite: “Independent Study” form must be completed and
submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
Repeatable for credit.
GEOL499. INDEPENDENT STUDY IN GEOLOGY (I, II)
Individual special studies, laboratory and/or field problems in
geology. Prerequisite: “Independent Study” form must be
completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit;
1 to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for credit.
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Geophysics
tributing to homeland security (including detection and re-
moval of unexploded ordnance and land mines), evaluating
TERENCE K. YOUNG, Professor and Department Head
changes in climate and managing humankind’s response to
MICHAEL L. BATZLE, Baker Hughes Professor of Petrophysics
them, and exploring other planets.
and Borehole Geophysics
THOMAS L. DAVIS, Professor
Energy companies and mining firms employ geophysicists
DAVE HALE, Charles Henry Green Professor of Exploration
to explore for hidden resources around the world. Engineer-
Geophysics
ing firms hire geophysical engineers to assess the Earth’s
GARY R. OLHOEFT, Professor
near-surface properties when sites are chosen for large
ROEL K. SNIEDER, Keck Foundation Professor of Basic
construction projects and waste-management operations.
Exploration Science
Environmental organizations use geophysics to conduct
ILYA D. TSVANKIN, Professor
groundwater surveys and to track the flow of contaminants.
THOMAS M. BOYD, Associate Professor and Dean of Graduate
On the global scale, geophysicists employed by universities
Studies
and government agencies (such as the United States Geo-
YAOGUO LI, Associate Professor
logical Survey, NASA, and the National Oceanographic and
ANDRÉ REVIL, Associate Professor
JEFFREY ANDREWS-HANNA, Assistant Professor
Atmospheric Administration) try to understand such Earth
PAUL C. SAVA, Assistant Professor
processes as heat flow, gravitational, magnetic, electric,
NORMAN BLEISTEIN, Research Professor and University
thermal, and stress fields within the Earth’s interior. For the
Emeritus Professor
past decade, 100% of CSM’s geophysics graduates have
KENNETH L. LARNER, Research Professor and University
found employment in their chosen field, with about 70%
Emeritus Professor
choosing to pursue graduate studies.
ROBERT D. BENSON, Research Associate Professor
Founded in 1926, the Department of Geophysics at the
RICHARD KRAHENBUHL, Research Assistant Professor
STEPHEN J. HILL, Adjunct Associate Professor
Colorado School of Mines is recognized and respected
DAVID J. WALD, Adjunct Associate Professor
around the world for its programs in applied geophysical re-
CHARLES P. ODEN, Adjunct Assistant Professor
search and education. With 20 active faculty and an average
WARREN B. HAMILTON, Distinguished Senior Scientist
class size of 25, students receive individualized attention in a
THOMAS R. LAFEHR, Distinguished Senior Scientist
close-knit department.
MISAC N. NABIGHIAN, Distinguished Senior Scientist
Bachelor of Science Program in Geophysical Engineer-
ADEL ZOHDY, Distinguished Senior Scientist
FRANK A. HADSELL, Emeritus Professor
ing. The Colorado School of Mines offers one of only two
ALEXANDER A. KAUFMAN, Emeritus Professor
undergraduate geophysical engineering programs in the en-
GEORGE V. KELLER, Emeritus Professor
tire United States accredited by the Engineering Accredita-
PHILLIP R. ROMIG, JR., Emeritus Professor
tion Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering
Program Description
and Technology, 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore,
MD 21202-4012, telephone (410) 347-7700. Geophysical
What is Geophysics? Geophysicists study the Earth’s inte-
Engineering undergraduates who may have an interest in pro-
rior through physical measurements collected at the earth’s
fessional registration as engineers are encouraged to take the
surface, in boreholes, from aircraft, or from satellites. Using
Engineer in Training (EIT) / Fundamentals of Engineering
a combination of mathematics, physics, geology, chemistry,
(FE) exam as seniors. The Geophysical Engineering Program
hydrology, and computer science, both geophysicists and
has the following objectives and associated outcomes:
geophysical engineers analyze these measurements to infer
properties and processes within the Earth’s complex interior.
s Objective 1. Graduates of CSM's Geophysical Engi-
Non-invasive imaging beneath the surface of Earth and other
neering Program will be competent geophysical engi-
planets by geophysicists is analogous to non-invasive imag-
neers who think for themselves, and are capable of
ing of the interior of the human body by medical specialists.
taking conventional formulations of problems and solv-
ing these problems independently using a solid founda-
The Earth supplies all materials needed by our society,
tion in mathematics, science and engineering.
serves as the repository of used products, and provides a
home to all its inhabitants. Geophysics and geophysical
sOutcome 1A: Graduates will have successfully
engineering have important roles to play in the solution of
completed a required curriculum containing the
challenging problems facing the inhabitants of this planet,
mathematical, scientific, and engineering back-
such as providing fresh water, food, and energy for Earth’s
ground necessary for a geophysical engineering
growing population, evaluating sites for underground con-
career.
struction and containment of hazardous waste, monitoring
non-invasively the aging infrastructures of developed
sOutcome 1B: Graduates can work independently,
nations, mitigating the threat of geohazards (earthquakes,
solving mathematical and scientific problems
volcanoes, landslides, avalanches) to populated areas, con-
inspired from the geophysical engineering practice.
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s Objective 2. Graduates will be creative, innovative
ability to make sound decisions in a context with risk
problem solvers who are able to question conventional
and uncertainty.
formulations of problems, and to conceive and test new
hypotheses, new problem descriptions, and new meth-
sOutcome 5A: Students will engage in collaborative
ods for analyzing data.
projects requiring interaction with peers and
providing opportunity to develop behaviors
sOutcome 2A: Graduates can independently read
associated with good leadership and good
and understand textbooks and research papers and
followership.
can comprehend and apply concepts and theories
beyond those taught in their classes.
sOutcome 5B: Graduates will be capable of
producing concise, appropriately written, easily
sOutcome 2B: 80% of graduates will have gained
understandable documents, and will be capable of
practical experience through employment on
giving effective oral presentations using
departmental research projects, summer jobs,
computer-based graphical supporting materials.
industry internships, or co-op positions.
sOutcome 5C: Graduates will be capable of
s Objective 3. Graduates will be capable of designing and
analyzing uncertainty and errors in both data
carrying out a geophysical survey or laboratory experi-
acquisition and processing, and their effects on
ment, ensuring that the recorded data are of the highest-
data interpretation and decision making.
possible quality, and quantifying uncertainty and
incompleteness of data.
Geophysics Field Camp. Each summer, a base of field
operations is set up for four weeks in the mountains of Colo-
sOutcome 3A: Geophysical Engineering graduates
rado for students who have completed their junior year. Stu-
will have participated in designing and conducting
dents prepare geological maps and cross sections and then
field and lab experiments in which they acquire
use these as the basis for conducting seismic, gravimetric,
data from measuring physical properties with the
magnetic, and electrical surveys. After acquiring these vari-
objective of solving earth-related engineering
ous geophysical datasets, the students process the data and
problems.
develop an interpretation that is consistent with all the infor-
mation. In addition to the required four-week program, stu-
sOutcome 3B: In their lab and field experiments,
dents can also participate in other diverse field experiences.
students will have encountered limitations and
In recent years these have included cruises on seismic ships
uncertainties in data and learned quantitative
in the Gulf of Mexico, studies at an archeological site, inves-
means for handling them.
tigations at an environmental site, a ground-penetrating radar
survey on an active volcano in Hawaii, and a well-logging
s Objective 4: Graduates will be capable of writing com-
school offered by Baker Atlas.
puter programs in a high-level language to acquire,
Study Abroad. The Department of Geophysics encourages
process, model and display scientific data.
its undergraduates to spend one or two semesters studying
abroad. At some universities credits can be earned that sub-
sOutcome 4A: Using an object-oriented program-
stitute for course requirements in the geophysical engineer-
ming language such as Java or C++, graduates will
ing program at CSM. Information on universities that have
be able to translate geophysical concepts into
established formal exchange programs with CSM can be ob-
computer programs that simulate, exploit, and test
tained either from the Department of Geophysics or the Of-
those concepts.
fice of International Programs.
s
Combined BS/MS Program. Undergraduate students in
Outcome 4B: Graduates will have demonstrated
the Geophysical Engineering program who would like to con-
their ability to analyze (process, model, visualize)
tinue directly into the Master of Science program in Geo-
data acquired in their own experiments and from
physics or Geophysical Engineering are allowed to fulfill part
other sources using computer software they have
of the requirements of their graduate degree by including up to
written or customized.
six hours of specified course credits which also were used in
s
fulfilling the requirements of their undergraduate degree. Stu-
Objective 5: Graduates of CSM's Geophysical Engi-
dents interested to take advantage of this option should meet
neering Program will be imbued with leadership quali-
with their advisor or department head as early as possible in
ties including, but not limited to, the ability to
their undergraduate program to determine which elective
communicate well both orally and in writing, and the
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courses will be acceptable and advantageous for accelerating
Junior Year Fall Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
them through their combined BS/MS studies.
GPGN303 Introduction to Gravity Magnetic &
Electrical Methods
3
3
4
Summer Jobs in Geophysics. In addition to the summer
MATH348 Advanced Engineering Mathematics or
field camp experience, students are given opportunities every
PHGN311 Introduction to Mathematical Physics 3
3
summer throughout their undergraduate career to work as
GPGN322 Theory of Fields II:
summer interns within the industry, at CSM, or for govern-
Time-Varying Fields
3
3
ment agencies. Students have recently worked outdoors with
GPGN315 Field Methods for Geophysicists
6
2
geophysics crews in various parts of the U.S., South Amer-
(2)Electives
6
6
ica, and offshore in the Gulf of Mexico.
Total
18
The Cecil H. and Ida Green Graduate and Professional
Junior Year Spring Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
Center. The lecture rooms, laboratories, and computer-aided
GEOL308 Introductory Applied
Structural Geology
2
3
3
instruction areas of the Department of Geophysics are located in
GPGN320 Continuum Mechanics
3
3
the Green Center. The department maintains equipment for con-
GPGN302 Introduction to Electromagnetic
ducting geophysical field measurements, including magnetome-
& Seismic Methods
3
3
4
ters, gravity meters, ground-penetrating radar, and instruments
(2)Electives
6
6
for recording seismic waves. Students have access to the Depart-
Total
16
ment petrophysics laboratory for measuring properties of porous
Summer Session
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
rocks.
GPGN486 Geophysics Field Camp
4
4
Curriculum
Total
4
Geophysics is an applied and interdisciplinary science, hence
Senior Year Fall Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
students must have a strong foundation in physics, mathematics,
GPGN404 Digital Systems Analysis
3
3
geology and computer sciences. Superimposed on this founda-
GPGN494 Physics of the Earth
3
3
(3)
tion is a comprehensive body of courses on the theory and prac-
Advanced GPGN Elective
3
3
4
(4)GPGN438 Senior Design or
tice of geophysical methods. As geophysics and geophysical
GPGN439 in Spring Semester
1.5
1.5
engineering involve the study and exploration of the entire earth,
(2)Electives
3
3
our graduates have great opportunities to work anywhere on,
Total
14.5
and even off, the planet. Therefore, emphasis is placed on elec-
Senior Year Spring Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
tives in the humanities that give students an understanding of in-
GEOL314 Stratigraphy
3
3
4
ternational issues and different cultures. To satisfy all these
GPGN409 Inversion
3
3
requirements, every student who obtains a Bachelor’s Degree in
(4)GPGN439 Multi-disciplinary Petro. Design
Geophysical Engineering at CSM must complete the courses in
or GPGN438 beginning Fall Semester
1.5
1.5
the CSM Core Curriculum plus the following (see the course
(3)Advanced GPGN Elective
3
3
flowchart on the Department of Geophysics webpage):
(2)Electives
3
3
Total
14.5
Degree Requirements (Geophysical Engineering)
Sophomore Year Fall Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
Grand Total
135.5
EBGN201 Principles of Economics
3
3
(1)In Fall semester, sophomores should take the section of EPIC251
MATH213 Calculus for Scientists
offered by the Department of Geophysics that introduces scientific
& Engineers III
4
4
computing. In Spring semester, sophomores take a course in object-
(1)EPIC251 Design II
3
3
oriented programming using Java.
PAGN201 Physical Education
2
0.5
(2)Electives must include at least 9 hours that meet LAIS core re-
PHGN200 Physics II
3.5
3
4.5
quirements. The Department of Geophysics encourages its students
GEGN202 Geological Principles & Processes
3
3
4
to consider organizing their electives to form a Minor or an Area of
Total
19
Special Interest (ASI). A guide suggesting various Minor and ASI
Sophomore Year Spring Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
programs can be obtained from the Department office.
(1)
(3)
CSCI261 Programming Concepts Java
3
3
Students must take two advanced GPGN elective courses at the
GPGN210 Materials of the Earth
3
3
4
400- or 500-level.
(4)
GPGN321 Theory of Fields I: Static Fields
3
3
Students can take either GPGN438 or GPGN439 to satisfy the sen-
MATH225 Differential Equations
3
3
ior design requirement. The multidisciplinary design course
PAGN202 Physical Education
2
0.5
GPGN439, offered only in Spring semester, is strongly recom-
SYGN200 Human Systems
3
3
mended for students interested in petroleum exploration and produc-
Total
16.5
tion. Students interested in non-petroleum applications of geophysics
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 portion of
the 3 hours in Fall and the remainder in Spring.
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Minor in Geophysics/Geophysical Engineering
mechanical, thermal, and fluid flow properties. Coupled
Geophysics plays an important role in many aspects of
processes (osmosis, electromagnetic, nuclear magnetic relax-
civil engineering, petroleum engineering, mechanical engi-
ation). The necessity to statistically describe properties of
neering, and mining engineering, as well as mathematics,
rocks and soils. Multiphase mixing theories, methods of
physics, geology, chemistry, hydrology, and computer sci-
modeling and predicting properties. Inferring past processes
ence. Given the natural connections between these various
acting on rocks from records left in material properties. Envi-
fields and geophysics, it may be of interest for students in
ronmental influences from temperature, pressure, time and
other majors to consider choosing to minor in geophysics, or
chemistry. Consequences of nonlinearity, anisotropy, hetero-
to choose geophysics as an area of specialization. The core of
geneity and scale. Prerequisites: PHGN200 and MATH112,
courses taken to satisfy the minor requirement typically in-
or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 4 se-
cludes some of the following geophysics methods courses.
mester hours.
GPGN210, Materials of the Earth
GPGN298. SPECIAL TOPICS IN GEOPHYSICS (I, II)
GPGN302, Electromagnetic & Seismic Methods
New topics in geophysics. Each member of the academic
GPGN303, Gravity, Magnetic & Electrical Methods
faculty is invited to submit a prospectus of the course to the
GPGN404, Digital Signal Analysis
department head for evaluation as a special topics course. If
GPGN409, Inversion
selected, the course can be taught only once under the 298
GPGN432, Formation Evaluation
title before becoming a part of the regular curriculum under a
GPGN470, Applications of Satellite Remote Sensing
new course number and title. Prerequisite: Consent of depart-
The remaining hours can be satisfied by a combination
ment. Credit - Variable, 1 to 6 hours. Repeatable for credit
of other geophysics courses, as well as courses in geology,
under different titles.
mathematics, and computer science depending on the stu-
GPGN299 GEOPHYSICAL INVESTIGATION (I, II) Indi-
dent’s major.
vidual project; instrument design, data interpretation, prob-
Students must consult with the Department of Geophysics
lem analysis, or field survey. Prerequisites: Consent of
to get their sequence of courses approved before embarking
department and “Independent Study” form must be com-
on a minor program.
pleted and submitted to the Registrar. Credit dependent upon
Description of Courses
nature and extent of project. Variable 1 to 6 hours. Repeat-
able for credit.
Freshman/Sophomore Year
GPGN198. SPECIAL TOPICS IN GEOPHYSICS (I, II)
Junior Year
New topics in geophysics. Each member of the academic
GPGN302. INTRODUCTION TO ELECTROMAGNETIC
faculty is invited to submit a prospectus of the course to the
AND SEISMIC METHODS (II) (WI) This is an introductory
department head for evaluation as a special topics course. If
study of electromagnetic and seismic methods for imaging
selected, the course can be taught only once under the 198
the Earth's subsurface. The course begins with the connection
title before becoming part of the regular curriculum under a
between geophysical measurements and subsurface materi-
new course number and title. Prerequisite: Consent of depart-
als. It introduces basic concepts, mathematics, and physics
ment. Credit – variable, 1 to 6 hours. Repeatable for credit
of electromagnetic and seismic wave propagation, emphasiz-
under different titles.
ing similarities with the equations and physics that underlie
all geophysical methods. These methods are employed in ge-
GPGN199. GEOPHYSICAL INVESTIGATION (I, II) Indi-
otechnical and environmental engineering and resources ex-
vidual project; instrument design, data interpretation, problem
ploration for base and precious metals, industrial minerals,
analysis, or field survey. Prerequisites: Consent of department
geothermal and hydrocarbons. The discussion of each
and “Independent Study” form must be completed and sub-
method includes the principles, instrumentation, procedures
mitted to the Registrar. Credit dependent upon nature and
of data acquisition, analysis, and interpretation. Prerequisites:
extent of project. Variable 1 to 6 hours. Repeatable for
PHGN200, MATH213, MATH225, and GPGN210,
credit.
MATH348 or PHGN311, or consent of instructor. 3 hours
GPGN210. MATERIALS OF THE EARTH (II) (WI) Intro-
lecture, 3 hours lab; 4 semester hours.
duction to the physical and chemical properties and processes
GPGN303. INTRODUCTION TO GRAVITY, MAGNETIC
in naturally occurring materials. Combination of elements to
AND ELECTRICAL METHODS (I) This is an introductory
become gases, liquids and solids (minerals), and aggregation
study of gravity, magnetic and electrical methods for imaging
of fluids and minerals to become rocks and soils. Basic mate-
the earth's subsurface. The course begins with the connec-
rial properties that describe the occurrence of matter such as
tion between geophysical measurements and subsurface ma-
crystal structure, density, and porosity. Properties relating to
terials. It introduces basic concepts, mathematics, and
simple processes of storage and transport through the diffu-
physics of gravity, magnetic and electrical fields, emphasiz-
sion equation (such as Fick, Ohm’s, Hooke’s, Fourier’s, and
ing similarities with the equations and physics that underlie
Darcy’s Laws) as exhibited in electric, magnetic, elastic,
all geophysical methods. These methods are employed in ge-
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otechnical and environmental engineering and resources ex-
law. The electromagnetic induction. Faraday's law. Prerequi-
ploration for base and precious metals, industrial minerals,
site: GPGN321, or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture;
geothermal and hydrocarbons. The discussion of each
3 semester hours.
method includes the principles, instrumentation, and proce-
GPGN340. COOPERATIVE EDUCATION (I, II, S) Super-
dures of data acquisition, analysis, and interpretation. Prereq-
vised, full-time, engineering-related employment for a con-
uisites: PHGN200, MATH213, MATH225, and GPGN210,
tinuous six-month period (or its equivalent) in which specific
and concurrent enrollment in MATH348 or PHGN311, or
educational objectives are achieved. Prerequisite: Second se-
consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 4 semester
mester sophomore status and a cumulative grade-point aver-
hours.
age of 2.00. 0 to 3 semester hours. Cooperative Education
GPGN315. SUPPORTING GEOPHYSICAL FIELD INVES-
credit does not count toward graduation except under special
TIGATIONS (I) Prior to conducting a geophysical investiga-
conditions.
tion, geophysicists often need input from related specialists
GPGN398. SPECIAL TOPICS IN GEOPHYSICS (I, II)
such as geologists, surveyors, and land-men. Students are
New topics in geophysics. Each member of the academic
introduced to the issues that each of these specialists must
faculty is invited to submit a prospectus of the course to the
address so that they may understand how each affects the
department head for evaluation as a special topics course. If
design and outcome of geophysical investigations. Students
selected, the course can be taught only once under the 398
learn to use and understand the range of applicability of a
title before becoming a part of the regular curriculum under a
variety of surveying methods, learn the tools and techniques
new course number and title. Prerequisite: Consent of depart-
used in geological field mapping and interpretation, and ex-
ment. Credit-variable, 1 to 6 hours. Repeatable for credit
plore the logistical and permitting issues directly related to
under different titles.
geophysical field investigations. 6 hours lab, 2 semester
GPGN399. GEOPHYSICAL INVESTIGATION (I, II)
hours.
Individual project; instrument design, data interpretation,
GPGN320. ELEMENTS OF CONTINUUM MECHANICS
problem analysis, or field survey. Prerequisites: Consent of
AND WAVE PROPAGATION (II) Introduction to contin-
department and “Independent Study” form must be com-
uum mechanics and elastic wave propagation with an empha-
pleted and submitted to the Registrar. Credit dependent upon
sis on principles and results important in seismology and
nature and extent of project. Variable 1 to 6 hours. Repeat-
earth sciences in general. Topics include a brief overview of
able for credit.
elementary mechanics, stress and strain, Hooke’s law, no-
Senior Year
tions of geostatic pressure and isostacy, fluid flow and
GPGN404. DIGITAL SIGNAL ANALYSIS (I) The funda-
Navier-stokes equation. Basic discussion of the wave equa-
mentals of one-dimensional digital signal processing as
tion for elastic media, plane wave and their reflection/trans-
applied to geophysical investigations are studied. Students
mission at interfaces. Prerequisites: MATH213, PHGN200. 3
explore the mathematical background and practical conse-
hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
quences of the sampling theorem, convolution, deconvolu-
GPGN321. THEORY OF FIELDS I: STATIC FIELDS (II)
tion, the Z and Fourier transforms, windows, and filters.
Introduction to the theory of gravitational, magnetic, and
Emphasis is placed on applying the knowledge gained in lec-
electrical fields encountered in geophysics. Emphasis on the
ture to exploring practical signal processing issues. This is
mathematical and physical foundations of the various phe-
done through homework and in-class practicum assignments
nomena and the similarities and differences in the various
requiring the programming and testing of algorithms dis-
field properties. Physical laws governing the behavior of the
cussed in lecture. Prerequisites: MATH213, MATH225, and
gravitational, electric, and magnetic fields. Systems of equa-
MATH348 or PHGN311, or consent of instructor. Knowl-
tions of these fields. Boundary value problems. Uniqueness
edge of a computer programming language is assumed.
theorem. Influence of a medium on field behavior. Prerequi-
2 hours lecture; 2 hours lab, 3 semester hours.
sites: PHGN200, MATH213, and concurrent enrollment in
GPGN409. INVERSION (II) The fundamentals of inverse
MATH225, or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semes-
problem theory as applied to geophysical investigation are
ter hours.
studied. Students explore the fundamental concepts of inver-
GPGN322. THEORY OF FIELDS II: TIME-VARYING
sion in a Bayesian framework as well as practical methods
FIELDS (I) Constant electric field. Coulomb's law. System
for solving discrete inverse problems. Topics studied include
of equations of the constant electric field. Stationary electric
Monte Carlo methods, optimization criteria, convex opti-
field and the direct current in a conducting medium. Ohm's
mization methods, and error and resolution analysis. Weekly
law. Principle of charge conservation. Sources of electric
homework assignments addressing either theoretical or nu-
field in a conducting medium. Electromotive force. Resis-
merical problems through programming assignments illus-
tance. System of equations of the stationary electric field.
trate the concepts discussed in class. Prerequisites:
The magnetic field, caused by constant currents. Biot-Savart
MATH213, MATH225 and MATH348 or PHGN311, or con-
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sent of instructor. Knowledge of a programming language is
tive course(s). Application of engineering design principles
assumed. 3 hours lecture, 3 semester hours.
to geophysics through advanced work, individual in charac-
GPGN411. ADVANCED GRAVITY AND MAGNETIC
ter, leading to an engineering report or senior thesis and oral
METHODS (I) Instrumentation for land surface, borehole,
presentation thereof. Choice of design project is to be arranged
sea floor, sea surface, and airborne operations. Reduction of
between student and individual faculty member who will
observed gravity and magnetic values. Theory of potential
serve as an advisor, subject to department head approval.
field effects of geologic distributions. Methods and limita-
Prerequisites: GPGN302 and GPGN303 and completion of
tions of interpretation. Prerequisite: GPGN303, or consent of
or concurrent enrollment in geophysics method courses in the
instructor. 3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 4 semester hours.
general topic area of the project design. Credit variable, 1 to
3 hours. Repeatable for credit up to a maximum of 3 hours.
GPGN419/PEGN419. WELL LOG ANALYSIS AND FOR-
MATION EVALUATION (I) The basics of core analysis and
GPGN439. GEOPHYSICS PROJECT DESIGN (II)
the principles of all common borehole instruments are re-
GEGN439/PEGN439. MULTI-DISCIPLINARY PETRO-
viewed. The course shows (computer) interpretation methods
LEUM DESIGN (II) This is a multidisciplinary design
that combine the measurements of various borehole instru-
course that integrates fundamentals and design concepts in
ments to determine rock properties such as porosity, perme-
geological, geophysical, and petroleum engineering. Students
ability, hydrocarbon saturation, water salinity, ore grade, ash
work in integrated teams consisting of students from each of
content, mechanical strength, and acoustic velocity. The im-
the disciplines. Multiple open-end design problems in oil and
pact of these parameters on reserves estimates of hydrocar-
gas exploration and field development, including the devel-
bon reservoirs and mineral accumulations are demonstrated.
opment of a prospect in an exploration play and a detailed
In spring semesters, vertical seismic profiling, single well
engineering field study, are assigned. Several detailed written
and cross-well seismic are reviewed. In the fall semester,
and oral presentations are made throughout the semester.
topics like formation testing, and cased hole logging are
Project economics including risk analysis are an integral part
covered. Prerequisites: MATH225, MATH348 or PHGN311,
of the course. Prerequisites: GP majors: GPGN302 and
GPGN302 and GPGN303. 3 hours lecture, 2 hours lab;
GPGN303. GE Majors: GEOL308 or GEOL309, GEGN316,
3 semester hours.
GEGN438. PE majors: PEGN316, PEGN414, PEGN422,
PEGN423, PEGN424 (or concurrent). 2 hours lecture,
GPGN420. ADVANCED ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRO-
3 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
MAGNETIC METHODS (I) In-depth study of the applica-
tion of electrical and electromagnetic methods to crustal
GPGN461. ADVANCED SEISMIC METHODS (I) Histori-
studies, minerals exploration, oil and gas exploration, and
cal survey. Propagation of body and surface waves in elastic
groundwater. Laboratory work with scale and mathematical
media; transmission and reflection at single and multiple
models coupled with field work over areas of known geology.
interfaces; energy relationships; attenuation factors; data
Prerequisite: GPGN302 and GPGN303, or consent of in-
processing (including velocity interpretation, stacking, and
structor. 3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 4 semester hours.
migration); and interpretation techniques. Acquisition,
processing, and interpretation of laboratory model data;
GPGN432. FORMATION EVALUATION (II) The basics of
seismic processing using an interactive workstation. Pre-
core analysis and the principles of all common borehole in-
requisites: GPGN302 and concurrent enrollment in GPGN404,
struments are reviewed. The course teaches interpretation
or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab;
methods that combine the measurements of various borehole
4 semester hours.
instruments to determine rock properties such as porosity,
permeability, hydrocarbon saturation, water salinity, ore
GPGN470/GEOL470. APPLICATIONS OF SATELLITE
grade and ash content. The impact of these parameters on re-
REMOTE SENSING (II) An introduction to geoscience ap-
serve estimates of hydrocarbon reservoirs and mineral accu-
plications of satellite remote sensing of the Earth and planets.
mulations is demonstrated. Geophysical topics such as
The lectures provide background on satellites, sensors,
vertical seismic profiling, single well and cross-well seismic
methodology, and diverse applications. Topics include visi-
are emphasized in this course, while formation testing, and
ble, near infrared, and thermal infrared passive sensing, ac-
cased hole logging are covered in GPGN419/PEGN419
tive microwave and radio sensing, and geodetic remote
presented in the fall. The laboratory provides on-line course
sensing. Lectures and labs involve use of data from a variety
material and hands-on computer log evaluation exercises.
of instruments, as several applications to problems in the
Prerequisites: MATH225, MATH348 or PHGN311,
Earth and planetary sciences are presented. Students will
GPGN302, and GPGN303. 3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 4 se-
complete independent term projects that are presented both
mester hours. Only one of the two courses GPGN432 and
written and orally at the end of the term. Prerequisites:
GPGN419/ PEGN419 can be taken for credit.
PHGN200 and MATH225 or consent of instructor. 2 hours
lecture, 2 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
GPGN438. GEOPHYSICS PROJECT DESIGN (I, II) (WI)
Complementary design course for geophysics restricted elec-
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GPGN486. GEOPHYSICS FIELD CAMP (S) Introduction
Liberal Arts and
to geological and geophysical field methods. The program
includes exercises in geological surveying, stratigraphic sec-
International Studies
tion measurements, geological mapping, and interpretation of
geological observations. Students conduct geophysical sur-
ELIZABETH VAN WIE DAVIS, Professor and Division Director
CARL MITCHAM, Professor
veys related to the acquisition of seismic, gravity, magnetic,
ARTHUR B. SACKS, Professor and Director, McBride Honors
and electrical observations. Students participate in designing
Program
the appropriate geophysical surveys, acquiring the observa-
HUSSEIN A. AMERY, Associate Professor
tions, reducing the observations, and interpreting these obser-
TINA L. GIANQUITTO, Associate Professor
vations in the context of the geological model defined from
JOHN R. HEILBRUNN, Associate Professor
the geological surveys. Prerequisites: GEOL308 or
JON LEYDENS, Associate Professor & Writing Program Administrator
GEOL309, GPGN302, GPGN303, and GPGN315 or consent
JUAN C. LUCENA, Associate Professor
of instructor. Repeatable to a maximum of 6 hours.
JASON DELBORNE, Assistant Professor
SYLVIA GAYLORD, Assistant Professor
GPGN494. PHYSICS OF THE EARTH (I) (WI) Students
KATHLEEN J. HANCOCK, Assistant Professor
will explore the fundamental observations from which physi-
JENNIFER SCHNEIDER, Assistant Professor
cal and mathematical inferences can be made regarding the
JAMES D. STRAKER, Assistant Professor
Earth’s origin, structure, and evolution. These observations
JAMES V. JESUDASON, Senior Lecturer
include traditional geophysical observations (e.g., seismic,
ROBERT KLIMEK, Senior Lecturer
gravity, magnetic, and radioactive) in addition to geochemi-
TONI LEFTON, Senior Lecturer
cal, nucleonic, and extraterrestrial observations. Emphasis is
SANDY WOODSON, Senior Lecturer and Undergraduate Advisor
placed on not only cataloging the available data sets, but on
DAN MILLER, Lecturer
developing and testing quantitative models to describe these
ROSE PASS, Lecturer
BETTY J. CANNON, Emerita Associate Professor
disparate data sets. Prerequisites: GEGN202, GPGN302,
W. JOHN CIESLEWICZ, Emeritus Professor
GPGN303, MATH348 or PHGN311, and MATH225, or con-
DONALD I. DICKINSON, Emeritus Professor
sent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
WILTON ECKLEY, Emeritus Professor
GPGN498. SPECIAL TOPICS IN GEOPHYSICS (I, II)
PETER HARTLEY, Emeritus Associate Professor
New topics in geophysics. Each member of the academic
T. GRAHAM HEREFORD, Emeritus Professor
faculty is invited to submit a prospectus of the course to the
JOHN A. HOGAN, Emeritus Professor
KATHLEEN H. OCHS, Emerita Associate Professor
department head for evaluation as a special topics course. If
BARBARA M. OLDS, Emerita Professor and Associate Provost for
selected, the course can be taught only once under the 498
Educational Innovation
title before becoming a part of the regular curriculum under a
EUL-SOO PANG, Emeritus Professor
new course number and title. Prerequisite: Consent of depart-
LAURA J. PANG, Emerita Associate Professor
ment. Credit-variable, 1 to 6 hours. Repeatable for credit
ANTON G. PEGIS, Emeritus Professor
under different topics.
THOMAS PHILIPOSE, University Emeritus Professor
GPGN499. GEOPHYSICAL INVESTIGATION (I, II) Indi-
JOSEPH D. SNEED, Emeritus Professor
RONALD V. WIEDENHOEFT, Emeritus Professor
vidual project; instrument design, data interpretation, prob-
KAREN B. WILEY, Emerita Associate Professor
lem analysis, or field survey. Prerequisite: Consent of
ROBERT E.D. WOOLSEY, Emeritus Professor
department, and “Independent Study” form must be com-
pleted and submitted to the Registrar. Credit dependent upon
Program Description
nature and extent of project. Variable 1 to 6 hours. Repeat-
As the 21st century unfolds, individuals, communities, and
able for credit.
nations face major challenges in energy, natural resources,
and the environment. While these challenges demand practi-
cal ingenuity from engineers and applied scientists, solutions
must also take into account social, political, economic, cul-
tural, ethical, and global contexts. CSM students, as citizens
and future professionals, confront a rapidly changing society
that demands core technical skills complemented by flexible
intelligence, original thought, and cultural sensitivity.
Courses in Liberal Arts and International Studies (LAIS)
expand students' professional and personal capacities by pro-
viding opportunities to explore the humanities, social sci-
ences, and fine arts. Our curricula encourage the development
of critical thinking skills that will help students make more in-
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formed choices as national and world citizens - promoting
Social Theory as well as the interdisciplinary fields of Envi-
more complex understandings of justice, equality, culture, his-
ronmental Policy, and Science-Technology-Society Studies.
tory, development, and sustainability. Students study ethical
The Program is dedicated to enriching the lives of both stu-
reasoning, compare and contrast different economies and cul-
dents and faculty through teaching and research, with visiting
tures, develop arguments from data, and interrogate globaliza-
scholars offering courses, giving lectures, conducting work-
tion. LAIS courses also foster creativity by offering
shops, and collaborating on projects. In addition, the Hen-
opportunities for self-discovery. Students conduct literary
nebach Program is exploring opportunities for meeting the
analyses, improve communication skills, play music, learn
needs of Undergraduate students who would especially bene-
media theory, and write poetry. These experiences foster intel-
fit from more focused study in the Humanities that would ap-
lectual agility, personal maturity, and respect for the complex-
propriately complement technical degree curricula.
ity of our world.
LAIS Writing Center. The LAIS Division operates the
Undergraduate Minors. At the undergraduate level,
LAIS Writing Center, which provides students with instruc-
LAIS offers five minors: Humanities; International Political
tion tailored to their individual writing problems (including
Economy; Science, Technology, and Society; Humanitarian
non-native speakers of English). It also provides faculty with
Studies and Technology; and an Individualized Undergraduate
support for courses associated with the Writing Across the
minor. See below for details.
Curriculum program. Faculty and staff are welcome to make
Graduate Degree and Programs. At the graduate level
use of the Writing Center's expertise for writing projects and
LAIS offers a 36-hour degree, a Master of International Politi-
problems.
cal Economy of Resources (MIPER). It also offers a Gradu-
Communication Center. The Communication Center, like
ate Certificate in International Political Economy, a Graduate
the Writing Center, serves students and faculty by offering in-
Certificate in Science & Technology Policy (in collaboration
dividual instruction in oral presentations.
with the Center for Science and Technology Policy Research,
Program Educational Objectives
Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Science
In addition to contributing toward achieving the educa-
[CIRES], at the University of Colorado at Boulder), and a
tional objectives described in the CSM Graduate Profile and
Graduate Individual Minor. See the Graduate Bulletin for de-
the ABET Accreditation Criteria, the coursework in the Divi-
tails.
sion of Liberal Arts and International Studies is designed to
Required Undergraduate Core Courses. Two of three
help CSM develop in students the ability to engage in life-
required undergraduate core courses in the Humanities and
long learning and recognize the value of doing so by acquir-
Social Sciences are delivered by LAIS, namely, LAIS 100,
ing the broad education necessary to:
Nature and Human Values; and SYGN 200, Human Systems.
a) understand the impact of engineering solutions in con-
The third H&SS core course, EBGN 201, Principles of Eco-
temporary, global, international, societal, political, and
nomics, is delivered by the Division of Economics & Busi-
ethical contexts;
ness.
b) understand the role of Humanities and Social Sciences
Required Undergraduate Humanities & Social Sciences
in identifying, formulating, and solving engineering
(H&SS) General Education Restricted Electives. Beyond
problems;
the core, LAIS offers the majority of the courses that meet the
9 credit-hour General Education requirement in the Humani-
c) prepare to live and work in a complex world;
ties and Social Sciences (H&SS), in partnership with the Di-
d) understand the meaning and implications of “steward-
vision of Economics & Business. The 9 credit-hour H&SS
ship of the Earth”; and
General Education requirement replaces the 9 credit-hour
e) communicate effectively in writing and orally.
H&SS Clusters requirement, which was in effect between AY
1998-99 and AY 2006-07. The discontinuance of the more re-
Curriculum
strictive Clusters requirement in favor of the less restrictive
Key to courses offered by the LAIS Division:
General Education requirement applies retroactively to all
LAIS
Humanities and Social Sciences
LICM
Communication
Undergraduate students, irrespective of the catalog under
LIFL
Foreign Language
which they entered CSM.
LIMU
Music
Hennebach Program in the Humanities. The Hennebach
SYGN
Systems
Program in the Humanities, supported by a major endowment
CSM students in all majors must take 19 credit-hours in
from Ralph Hennebach (CSM Class of 1941), sponsors a reg-
Humanities and Social Sciences General Education courses,
ular series of Visiting Professors and the general enhancement
ranging from freshman through senior levels of course work.
of the Humanities on campus. Recent visiting professors
These courses are housed in LAIS and in the Division of
have included scholars in Classics, Creative Writing, Environ-
Economics and Business (EB).
mental Studies, Ethics, History, Literature, Philosophy, and
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Required Core Courses
6. During Pre-Registration each semester, only students with
1. All Undergraduate students are required to take the fol-
senior standing or instructor's permission are initially al-
lowing two core courses from the Division of Liberal Arts
lowed to register for 400-level LAIS courses. If 400-level
& International Studies:
courses do not fill up during Pre-Registration or soon
thereafter, the Division Director may elect to open course
a. LAIS 100
Nature and Human Values
4 semester hours
registration to sophomores and juniors who have met the
b. SYGN 200 Human Systems
3 semester hours
LAIS100 pre-requisite and SYGN200 co-requisite for
2. All Undergraduate students are also required to take
400-level courses.
EBGN201 Principles of Economics (3 semester hours)
7. Except for foreign languages, NO AP or IB credit can be
from the Division of Economics and Business.
used to meet the General Education Restricted Elective
3. Students in the McBride Honors Program must take
requirements. AP/IB credits will be applied as free elec-
LAIS100, Nature and Human Values and EBGN 201. By
tives.
taking HNRS202, Comparative Political and Economic
List of LAIS & EB Courses Satisfying the H&SS General
Systems, McBride Honors students are exempt from tak-
Education Restricted Electives Requirement
ing SYGN200, Human Systems. If a student leaves the
EBGN301 Intermediate Microeconomics
McBride Honors Program without completing HNRS202,
EBGN302 Intermediate Macroeconomics
he/she must take SYGN200.
EBGN310 Environment & Resource Economics
Required Humanities & Social Sciences (H&SS) General
EBGN320 Economics and Technology
Education Restricted Electives
EBGN330 Energy Economics
Beyond the core, all Undergraduate students must take an
EBGN342 Economic Development
additional three courses (9 semester hours) from the list that
EBGN437 Regional Economics
appears below. The following restrictions apply to these
EBGN441 International Economics
EBGN443 Public Economics
three courses:
EBGN470 Environmental Economics
1. At least one of the three courses must be taken from the
Division of Liberal Arts & International Studies.
LAIS220
Introduction to Philosophy
2. At least one of the three courses must be a 400-level
LAIS221
Introduction to Religions
course. In any given semester, either LAIS or EB may
LAIS225
Art History
offer 400-level Special Topics courses that will be num-
LAIS285
Introduction to Law & Legal Systems
bered as either LAIS 498 or EBGN 498. Even though no
LAIS286
Introduction to Government & Politics
Special Topics courses appear in the list below, these
LAIS298
Special Topics
courses may be used to fulfill the H&SS General Educa-
LAIS300
Creative Writing: Fiction
tion restricted electives requirement as follows:
LAIS301
Creative Writing: Poetry
LAIS305
American Literature: Colonial Period to the Present
a. All courses that are numbered "LAIS 498."
LAIS306
African American Literature: Foundations to the
b. Some "EBGN 498" courses as determined on a case-
Present
by-case basis for compliance with being "writing-inten-
LAIS307
Explorations in Comparative Literature
sive." Consult either LAIS or EBGN in any given
LAIS310
Modern European Literature
semester for EBGN 498 courses that satisfy the require-
LAIS314
Journey Motif in Modern Literature
ment.
LAIS315
Musical Traditions of the Western World
3. A maximum of two Foreign Language courses (LIFL)
LAIS317
Japanese History & Culture
may be applied towards satisfying the H&SS General Ed-
LAIS320
Ethics
ucation restricted electives requirement. However, no
LAIS322
Logic
LIFL 400-level course may be used to satisfy the 400-
LAIS325
Cultural Anthropology
level course requirement in Item 2 above.
LAIS335
International Political Economy of Latin America
LAIS337
International Political Economy of Asia
4. Communication (LICM) and Music (LIMU) courses may
LAIS339
International Political Economy of the Middle East
not be used to meet the H&SS General Education re-
LAIS341
International Political Economy of Africa
stricted electives requirement. They may be used for Free
LAIS343
International Political Economy of Europe
Elective credit only.
LAIS345
International Political Economy
5. Single majors in Economics may not use Economics
LAIS365
History of War
courses to meet the H&SS General Education restricted
LAIS370
History of Science
electives requirement. In other words, they must meet
LAIS371
History of Technology
this requirement with courses from the Division of Lib-
LAIS375
Engineering Cultures
eral Arts & International Studies, as per the above restric-
LAIS398
Special Topics
tions and requirements. Students other than single majors
LAIS401
Creative Writing: Poetry
in Economics may take up to 6 semester hours (2 courses)
LAIS402
Writing Proposals for a Better World
in Economics to satisfy the H&SS General Education re-
LAIS405
Women, Literature & Society
stricted electives requirement.
LAIS406
The Literature of War & Remembrance
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LAIS407
Science in Literature
Minor Programs
LAIS408
Life Stories
LAIS offers five minor programs. Students who elect to
LAIS409
Shakespearean Drama
pursue a minor usually will automatically satisfy their H&SS
LAIS410
Critical Perspectives in 20th Century Literature
General Education requirements; the Music Technology ASI
LAIS411
Modern African Literature
will not satisfy these requirements. Students will need to use
LAIS412
Literature & the Environment
LAIS413
Literature of the American West
their free elective hours to complete a minor. Students may
LAIS414
Heroes and Anti-Heroes
choose to pursue an Area of Special Interest (ASI) in any of
LAIS415
Mass Media Studies
the LAIS minor programs. Minors are a minimum of 18
LAIS416
Film Studies
credit-hours; ASIs are a minimum of 12 credit-hours. No
LAIS418
Narrating the Nation
more than half the credits to be applied towards an LAIS
LAIS421
Environmental Philosophy
minor or ASI may be transfer credits. The LAIS Undergradu-
LAIS430
Corporate Social Responsibility
ate Advisor must approve all transfer credits that will be used
LAIS435
Latin American Development
for an LAIS minor or ASI.
LAIS436
Hemispheric Integration in the Americas
LAIS437
Asian Development
Prior to the completion of the sophomore year, a student
LAIS439
Middle East Development
wishing to declare an LAIS Minor must fill out an LAIS
LAIS441
African Development
Minor form (available in the LAIS Office) and obtain
LAIS442
Natural Resources & War in Africa
approval signatures from the appropriate minor advisor in
LAIS443
The European Union
LAIS and from the LAIS Director. The student must also fill
LAIS444
Social Questions in Europe
out a Minor/Area of Special Interest Declaration (available in
LAIS446
Globalization
the Registrar’s Office) and obtain approval signatures from
LAIS447
Global Corporations
the student’s CSM advisor, from the Head or Director of the
LAIS448
Global Environmental Issues
student’s major department or division, and from the LAIS
LAIS449
Cultural Dynamics of Global Development
LAIS450
Political Risk Assessment
Director.
LAIS452
Corruption and Development
The five minors or ASIs available and their advisors are:
LAIS453
Ethnic Conflict in Global Perspective
Humanities Minor
Prof. Tina Gianquitto
LAIS455
International Organizations
LAIS465
The American Military Experience
International Political Economy Minors
LAIS466
War in Global Perspective
Prof. James Jesudason
LAIS470
Technology and Gender: Issues
Science, Technology, and Society Minor
LAIS475
Engineering Cultures in the Developing World
Prof. Carl Mitcham
LAIS476
Technology and International Development
Humanitarian Studies and Technology
LAIS485
Constitutional Law and Politics
Prof. Sandy Woodson
LAIS486
Science and Technology Policy
Individualized Undergraduate Minor
LAIS487
Environmental Politics and Policy
Prof. Sandy Woodson
LAIS488
Water Politics and Policy
LAIS489
Nuclear Power and Public Policy
Music Technology ASI
Prof. Robert Klimek
LAIS498
Special Topics
Students should consult these advisors for the specific re-
quirements of each minor.
LIFL113
Spanish I
LIFL123
Spanish II
Humanities Minor
LIFL213
Spanish III
Program Advisor: Dr. Tina Gianquitto. The focus in the
LIFL114
Arabic I
Humanities is the memorial record of the human imagination
LIFL124
Arabic II
and intellect, discovering, recreating, and critically examin-
LIFL214
Arabic III
ing the essential core of experience that sustains the human
LIFL115
German I
spirit in all adventures of our common life. The making of
LIFL125
German II
this record appears in various forms of art, including Litera-
LIFL215
German III
ture, Visual Arts, Music (non-performing), Philosophy, and
LIFL116
Russian I
LIFL126
Russian II
History. The Humanities (HU) Minor offers a variety of
LIFL216
Russian III
opportunities to explore the wealth of our heritage. Students
LIFL117
Portuguese I
work with the HU Advisor to design a coherent set of courses
LIFL127
Portuguese II
to constitute a minor program appropriate to their interests.
LIFL217
Portuguese III
International Political Economy Minor
LIFL118
Japanese I
Program Advisor: Dr. James Jesudason. This minor is ideal
LIFL128
Japanese II
for students anticipating careers in the earth resources indus-
LIFL218
Japanese III
LIFLx98
Special Topics
tries. The International Political Economy (IPE) Program at
CSM was the first such program in the U.S. designed with
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the engineering and applied science student in mind, and re-
18 restricted elective hours in LAIS in accordance with a
mains one of the very few international engineering pro-
coherent rationale reflecting some explicit focus that the stu-
grams with this focus. International Political Economy is the
dent wishes to pursue. A student desiring this minor must de-
study of the interplay among politics, the economy, and cul-
sign it in consultation with a member of the LAIS faculty
ture. In today’s global economy, international engineering
who approves the rationale and the choice of courses.
and applied science decisions are fundamentally political de-
Area of Special Interest in Music Technology
cisions made by sovereign nations. Therefore, International
Program Advisor: Prof. Bob Klimek. The Area of Special
Political Economy theories and models are often used in
Interest in Music Technology is comprised of a sequence of
evaluating and implementing engineering and science proj-
courses that allows students to combine interests and abilities
ects. Project evaluations and feasibilities now involve the ap-
in both the science and theory of music production. Comple-
plication of such IPE methods as political risk assessment
tion of this ASI will train students in the technical aspects of
and mitigation.
the music recording industry, including sound and video
The IPE Program at CSM includes courses focusing on
recording, sound effects and software design.
Latin America/the Americas, Asia Pacific, Sub-Saharan
Description of Courses
Africa, and the Middle East/Islamic World; courses with a
global focus; and optional foreign language study.
LAIS100. NATURE AND HUMAN VALUES (NHV) Na-
ture and Human Values will focus on diverse views and criti-
The IPE minor is also a gateway to the Graduate Program
cal questions concerning traditional and contemporary issues
in International Political Economy. The Program leads to ei-
linking the quality of human life and Nature, and their inter-
ther a master's degree (Master of International Political
dependence. The course will examine various disciplinary
Economy of Resources), or one or two Graduate Certificates
and interdisciplinary approaches regarding two major ques-
(15 semester hours each) in International Political Economy.
tions: 1) How has Nature affected the quality of human life
See the Graduate Bulletin for further details.
and the formulation of human values and ethics? (2) How
Science, Technology, and Society Minor
have human actions, values, and ethics affected Nature?
Program Advisor: Dr. Carl Mitcham. The Science, Tech-
These issues will use cases and examples taken from across
nology, and Society (STS) Minor focuses on science and
time and cultures. Themes will include but are not limited to
technology (or technoscience) in a societal context: how
population, natural resources, stewardship of the Earth, and
technoscience influences society, and how society influences
the future of human society. This is a writing-intensive
technosciences. Courses provide historical and analytical
course that will provide instruction and practice in expository
approaches to questions inevitably confronting professional
writing, using the disciplines and perspectives of the Human-
scientists, engineers, managers, and policymakers in both
ities and Social Sciences. 4 hours lecture/seminar; 4 semes-
public and private sectors. Such questions concern, for
ter hours.
example, professional ethical responsibilities, intellectual
LAIS101. SHORT FORM NATURE AND HUMAN VAL-
property rights, science policy formation, appropriate regula-
UES For students with a minimum of six strong composition
tory regimes, assessments of societal impacts, and the roles
and related transfer credits, this course will, with LAIS un-
of technical innovation in economic development or inter-
dergraduate advisory permission, complete the LAIS100 Na-
national competitiveness. Students work with the STS Advi-
ture and Human and Value requirement. Prerequsite: two
sor to tailor a course sequence appropriate to their interests
transfer college composition courses. 2 hours lecture/discus-
and background.
sion; 2 semester hours.
Humanitarian Studies and Technology Minor
LAIS115. ART STUDIO This is a hands-on art lab with an
Program Advisor: Prof. Sandy Woodson. The Humanitar-
interdisciplinary, experimental and multi-cultural focus. Stu-
ian Studies and Technology Minor (HST) concerns itself
dents are exposed to a number of media in order to learn how
with the intersection of society, culture, and technology in
each medium is used, and will produce art works that are
humanitarian projects. Technologically-oriented humanitar-
two-dimensional and three-dimensional, such as drawings,
ian projects are intended to provide fundamental needs (like
paintings and sculpture. No prerequisities. 2 hours/studio.
food, water, shelter, and clothing) when these are missing or
2 semester hours.
inadequate, or higher-level needs for underserved communi-
ties. HST courses are offered through LAIS with additional
LAIS198. SPECIAL TOPICS Pilot course or special topics
technical electives offered by departments across campus.
course. Topics chosen from special interests of instructor(s)
Students may also wish to investigate the 28-credit minor in
and student(s). Usually the course is offered only once. Vari-
Humanitarian Engineering.
able credit: 1 to 6 semester hours. Repeatable for credit
under different titles.
Individualized Undergraduate Minor
Program Advisor: Prof. Sandy Woodson. Students declar-
LAIS199. INDEPENDENT STUDY Individual research or
ing an Undergraduate Individual Minor in LAIS must choose
special problem projects supervised by a faculty member.
Primarily for students who have completed their Humanities
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and Social Science requirements. Instructor consent required.
political systems by contrasting and comparing them along
Prerequisite: “Independent Study” form must be completed
different dimensions, and by seeking generalizations about
and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit: 1 to 6 semes-
them. The class focuses on cases, topics, and methodologies
ter hours. Repeatable for credit.
in American and comparative politics. No background in po-
LAIS220. INTRODUCTION TO PHILOSOPHY A general
litical science is required or expected. Prerequisite: LAIS100.
introduction to philosophy that explores historical and ana-
Co-requisite: SYGN200. 3 hours lecture/discussion; 3 semes-
lytic traditions. Historical exploration may compare and con-
ter hours.
trast ancient and modern, rationalist and empiricist, European
LAIS298. SPECIAL TOPICS Pilot course or special topics
and Asian approaches to philosophy. Analytic exploration
course. Topics chosen from special interests of instructor(s)
may consider such basic problems as the distinction between
and student(s). Usually the course is offered only once. Pre-
illusion and reality, the one and the many, the structure of
requisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or corequisite: SYGN200.
knowledge, the existence of God, the nature of mind or self.
Variable credit: 1 to 6 semester hours. Repeatable for credit
Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or corequisite:
under different topics.
SYGN200. 3 hours lecture; 3 credit hours.
LAIS299. INDEPENDENT STUDY Individual research or
LAIS221. INTRODUCTION TO RELIGIONS This course
special problem projects supervised by a faculty member.
has two focuses. We will look at selected religions emphasiz-
Primarily for students who have completed their Humanities
ing their popular, institutional, and contemplative forms;
and Social Science requirements. Instructor consent required.
these will be four or five of the most common religions: Hin-
Prerequisite: “Independent Study” form must be completed
duism, Buddhism, Judaism, Christianity, and/or Islam. The
and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit: 1 to 6 semes-
second point of the course focuses on how the Humanities
ter hours. Repeatable for credit.
and Social Sciences work. We will use methods from various
LAIS300. CREATIVE WRITING: FICTION Students will
disciplines to study religion-history of religions and religious
write weekly exercises and read their work for the pleasure
thought, sociology, anthropology and ethnography, art history,
and edification of the class. The midterm in this course will
study of myth, philosophy, analysis of religious texts and arti-
be the production of a short story. The final will consist of a
facts (both contemporary and historical), analysis of material
completed, revised short story. The best of these works may
culture and the role it plays in religion, and other disciplines
be printed in a future collection. Prerequisite: LAIS 100. Pre-
and methodologies. We will look at the question of objectiv-
requisite or corequisite: SYGN200. 3 hours lecture/discus-
ity; is it possible to be objective? We will approach this
sion; 3 semester hours.
methodological question using the concept “standpoint.” For
LAIS301. CREATIVE WRITING: POETRY I This course
selected readings, films, and your own writings, we will ana-
focuses on reading and writing poetry. Students will learn
lyze what the “standpoint” is. Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prereq-
many different poetic forms to compliment prosody, craft,
uisite or corequisite: SYGN200. 3 hours lecture/discussion;
and technique. Aesthetic preferences will be developed as the
3 semester hours
class reads, discusses, and models some of the great Ameri-
LAIS225. ART HISTORY This lecture course is designed to
can poets. Weekly exercises reflect specific poetic tools, en-
facilitate student appreciation of paintings, drawings, prints,
courage the writing of literary poetry, and stimulate the
sculpture and architecture created by world-famus artists.
development of the student’s craft. The purpose of the course
Students will learn to connect artistic production with its his-
is to experience the literature and its place in a multicultural
torical moment, and are asked to participate in discussions
society, while students “try on” various styles and contexts in
with insight from their own experience, previous readings
order to develop their own voice. The course enrollment is
and knowledge of art. This course is designed for those stu-
split between the 300 and 400 levels (see LAIS401), to allow
dents who have an aesthetic approach already or an interest
returning students the opportunity for continued develop-
in developing one. Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or
ment. An additional book review and presentation, as well as
corequisite SYGN200. 3 hours lecture, 3 semester hours.
leading the small groups will be expected of returning stu-
LAIS285. INTRODUCTION TO LAW AND LEGAL SYS-
dents. Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or corequisite:
TEMS Examination of different approaches to, principles of,
SYGN200. 3 hours seminar. 3 semester hours.
and issues in the law in the U.S. and other societies. Prereq-
LAIS305. AMERICAN LITERATURE: COLONIAL PE-
uisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or corequisite: SYGN200. 3
RIOD TO THE PRESENT This course offers an overview of
hours lecture/discussion; 3 semester hours.
American literature from the colonial period to the present.
LAIS286. INTRODUCTION TO GOVERNMENT AND
The texts of the class provide a context for examining the tra-
POLITICS Introduction to Government and Politics is a be-
ditions that shape the American nation as a physical, cultural
ginning-level course intended to familiarize students with the
and historical space. As we read, we will focus on the rela-
study of politics across societies. The method is comparative
tionships between community, landscape, history, and lan-
in that it approaches the task of studying the world's different
guage in the American imagination. We will concentrate
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specifically on conceptions of the nation and national identify
LAIS314. THE JOURNEY MOTIF IN MODERN LITERA-
in relation to race, gender, and class difference. Authors may
TURE This course will explore the notion that life is a jour-
include: Rowlandson, Brown, Apess, Hawthorne, Douglass,
ney, be it a spiritual one to discover one’s self or
Melville, Whitman, James, Stein, Eliot, Hemingway, Silko,
geographical one to discover other lands and other people.
and Auster. Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or corequi-
The exploration will rely on the major literary genres—
site: SYGN200. 3 hours lecture/discussion; 3 semester hours.
drama, fiction, and poetry—and include authors such as
LAIS306. AFRICAN AMERICAN LITERATURE: FOUN-
Twain, Hurston, Kerouac, Whitman, and Cormac McCarthy.
DATIONS TO THE PRESENT This course is an examina-
A discussion course. Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or
tion of African-American literature from its origins in black
corequisite: SYGN200. 3 hours lecture/discussion; 3 semes-
folklore to the present. Students will be introduced to the
ter hours.
major texts and cultural productions of the African American
LAIS315. MUSICAL TRADITIONS OF THE WESTERN
tradition. We will examine a diverse collection of materials
WORLD An introduction to music of the Western world
including slave narratives, autobiographies, essays, and nov-
from its beginnings to the present. Prerequisite: LAIS100.
els, in addition to musical traditions such as spirituals,
Prerequisite or corequisite: SYGN200. 3 hours lecture/dis-
gospel, ragtime, and blues. The materials of this class offer
cussion; 3 semester hours.
an opportunity to identify literary characteristics that have
LAIS317. JAPANESE HISTORY AND CULTURE Japan-
evolved out of the culture, language, and historical experi-
ese History and Culture covers Japan’s historical and cultural
ence of black people and to examine constructions of race
foundations from earliest times through the modern period. It
and racial difference in America. Authors may include:
is designed to allow students who have had three semesters
Equiano, Douglass, Chesnutt, DuBois, Johnson, Hughes,
of Japanese language instruction (or the equivalent) to apply
Hurston, Toomer, Larsen, Wright, Ellison, Hayden, and Mor-
their knowledge of Japanese in a social science-based course.
rison. Prerequisite: LAIS100, prerequisite or corequisite:
Major themes will include: cultural roots; forms of social
SYGN200. 3 hours lecture/discussion; 3 semester hours.
organization; the development of writing systems; the devel-
LAIS307. EXPLORATIONS IN COMPARATIVE LITERA-
opment of religious institutions; the evolution of legal institu-
TURE This course examines major figures and themes in the
tions; literary roots; and clan structure. Prerequisites:
modern literatures of Africa, the Caribbean, and Latin Amer-
LAIS100. Prerequisite or corequisite: SYGN200. 3 hours
ica. Reading, discussion and writing will focus on fiction and
seminar; 3 semester hours.
poetry representing Francophone, Arabic, and Hispanophone
LAIS320/BELS320. ETHICS A general introduction to
traditions within these world regions. Engaging these texts
ethics that explores its analytic and historical traditions. Ref-
will foster understanding of some of the pivotal philosophi-
erence will commonly be made to one or more significant
cal, political, and aesthetic debates that have informed cul-
texts by such moral philosophers as Plato, Aristotle, Augus-
tural practices in diverse colonial territories and nation-states.
tine, Thomas Aquinas, Kant, John Stuart Mill, and others.
Thematic and stylistic concerns will include imperialism, na-
Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or corequisite:
tionalism, existentialism, Orientalism, negritude, and social
SYGN200. 3 hours lecture/discussion; 3 semester hours.
and magical realisms. Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or
LAIS322. LOGIC A general introduction to logic that ex-
co-requisite: SYGN200. 3 hours lecture/discussion; 3 semes-
plores its analytic and historical traditions. Coverage will
ter hours.
commonly consider informal and formal fallacies, syllogistic
LAIS310. MODERN EUROPEAN LITERATURE This
logic, sentential logic, and elementary quantification theory.
course will introduce students to some of the major figures
Reference will commonly be made to the work of such logi-
and generative themes of post-Enlightenment European and
cal theorists as Aristotle, Frege, Russell and Whitehead,
British literature. Reading, discussion, and writing will focus
Quine, and others. Prerequisite: LAIS100. Corequisite:
on fiction, poetry, drama, and critical essays representing
SYGN200. 3 hours lecture; 3 credit hours.
British, French, Germanic, Italian, Czech, and Russian cul-
LAIS325. CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY A study of the
tural traditions. Engaging these texts will foster understand-
social behavior and cultural development of humans. Prereq-
ing of some of the pivotal philosophical, political, and
uisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or corequisite: SYGN200. 3
aesthetic movements and debates that have shaped modern
hours lecture/discussion; 3 semester hours.
European society and culture. Thematic concerns will in-
clude the French Enlightenment and its legacies, imperialism
LAIS335. INTERNATIONAL POLITICAL ECONOMY OF
within and beyond Europe, comparative totalitarianisms, the
LATIN AMERICA A broad survey of the interrelationship
rise of psychoanalytic theory and existentialism, and mod-
between the state and economy in Latin America as seen
ernist and postmodern perspectives on the arts. Prerequisite:
through an examination of critical contemporary and histori-
LAIS100, prerequisite or co-requisite: SYGN200. 3 hours
cal issues that shape polity, economy, and society. Special
lecture/discussion; 3 semester hours.
emphasis will be given to the dynamics of interstate relation-
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ships between the developed North and the developing
with possible group and individual presentations as class size
South. Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or corequisite:
permits. Tests will be both objective and essay types. Prereq-
SYGN200. 3 hours lecture/discussion; 3 semester hours.
uisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or corequisite: SYGN200. 3
LAIS337. INTERNATIONAL POLITICAL ECONOMY OF
hours lecture/discussion; 3 semester hours.
ASIA A broad survey of the interrelationship between the
LAIS370. HISTORY OF SCIENCE. An introduction to the
state and economy in East and Southeast Asia as seen
social history of science, exploring significant people, theo-
through an examination of critical contemporary and histori-
ries, and social practices in science, with special attention to
cal issues that shape polity, economy, and society. Special
the histories of physics, chemistry, earth sciences, ecology,
emphasis will be given to the dynamics of interstate relation-
and biology. Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or co-requi-
ships between the developed North and the developing
site SYGN200. 3 hours lecture/discussion; 3 semester hours.
South. Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or corequisite:
LAIS371. HISTORY OF TECHNOLOGY A survey of the
SYGN200. 3 hours lecture/discussion; 3 semester hours.
history of technology in the modern period (from roughly
LAIS339. INTERNATIONAL POLITICAL ECONOMY OF
1700 to the present), exploring the role technology has
THE MIDDLE EAST A broad survey of the interrelation-
played in the political and social history of countries around
ships between the state and market in the Middle East as seen
the world. Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or co-requisite
through an examination of critical contemporary and histori-
SYGN200. 3 hours lecture/discussion; 3 semester hours.
cal issues that shape polity, economy, and society. Special
LAIS375. ENGINEERING CULTURES This course seeks
emphasis will be given to the dynamics between the devel-
to improve students’ abilities to understand and assess engi-
oped North and the developing South. Prerequisite:
neering problem solving from different cultural, political,
LAIS100. Prerequisite or corequisite: SYGN200. 3 hours
and historical perspectives. An exploration, by comparison
lecture/discussion; 3 semester hours.
and contrast, of engineering cultures in such settings as 20th
LAIS341. INTERNATIONAL POLITICAL ECONOMY OF
century United States, Japan, former Soviet Union and pres-
AFRICA A broad survey of the interrelationships between
ent-day Russia, Europe, Southeast Asia, and Latin America.
the state and market in Africa as seen through an examination
Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or corequisite:
of critical contemporary and historical issues that shape
SYGN200. 3 hours lecture/discussion; 3 semester hours.
polity, economy, and society. Special emphasis will be given
LAIS398. SPECIAL TOPICS Pilot course or special topics
to the dynamics between the developed North and the devel-
course. Topics chosen from special interests of instructor(s)
oping South. Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or corequi-
and student(s). Usually the course is offered only once.Vari-
site: SYGN200. 3 hours lecture/discussion; 3 semester hours.
able credit: 1 to 6 semester hours. Repeatable for credit
LAIS343. INTERNATIONAL POLITICAL ECONOMY OF
under different topics.
EUROPE A broad survey of the relationship between the
LAIS399. INDEPENDENT STUDY Individual research or
state and market in Europe as seen through an examination of
special problem projects supervised by a faculty member.
the European past and present. Topics will include the emer-
Primarily for students who have completed their Humanities
gence of the modern state, mercantilism, the growth of free
and Social Science requirements. Instructor consent required.
markets, industrialization, state-led industrializations, social-
Prerequisite: “Independent Study” form must be completed
ism, fascism, and welfare states. Prerequisite: LAIS100. Pre-
and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit: 1 to 6 semes-
requisite or co-requisite: SYGN200. 3 hours
ter hours. Repeatable for credit.
lecture/discussion; 3 semester hours.
LAIS401. CREATIVE WRITING: POETRY II This course
LAIS345. INTERNATIONAL POLITICAL ECONOMY In-
is a continuation of LAIS301 for those interested in develop-
ternational Political Economy is a study of contentious and
ing their poetry writing further. It focuses on reading and
harmonious relationships between the state and the market on
writing poetry. Students will learn many different poetic
the nation-state level, between individual states and their
forms to compliment prosody, craft, and technique. Aesthetic
markets on the regional level, and between region-states and
preferences will be developed as the class reads, discusses,
region-markets on the global level. Prerequisite: LAIS100.
and models some of the great American poets. Weekly exer-
Prerequisite or corequisite: SYGN200. 3 hours lecture/
cises reflect specific poetic tools, encourage the writing of
discussion; 3 semester hours.
literary poetry, and simulate the development of the student’s
LAIS365. HISTORY OF WAR. History of War looks at war
craft. The purpose of the course is to experience the literature
primarily as a significant human activity in the history of the
and its place in a multicultural society, while students “try
Western World since the times of Greece and Rome to the
on” various styles and contexts in order to develop their own
present. The causes, strategies, results, and costs of various
voice. The course enrollment is split between the 300 and
wars will be covered, with considerable focus on important
400 levels to allow returning students the opportunity for
military and political leaders as well as on noted historians
continued development. An additional book review and pres-
and theoreticians. The course is primarily a lecture course
entation, as well as leading the small groups will be expected
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of returning students. Prerequisite: LAIS100 and LAIS301.
LAIS408. LIFE STORIES Using texts by published authors
Prerequisite or corequisite: SYGN200. 3 hours seminar;
and members of the class, we will explore the pleasures and
3 semester hours.
challenges of creating and interpreting narratives based on
LAIS402. WRITING PROPOSALS FOR A BETTER
"real life." The class will consider critical theories about the
WORLD This course develops the student’s writing and
relationship between the self and the stories we tell. Prerequi-
higher-order thinking skills and helps meet the needs of un-
site: LAIS100. Pre-requisite or co-requisite: SYGN200. 3
derserved populations, particularly via funding proposals
hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
written for nonprofit organizations. Prerequisite: LAIS100.
LAIS409. SHAKESPEAREAN DRAMA Shakespeare, the
Prerequisite or corequisite: SYGN200. 3 hours seminar;
most well known writer in English and perhaps the world,
3 semester hours.
deals with universal themes and the ultimate nature of what it
LAIS405 WOMEN, LITERATURE, AND SOCIETY This
is to be a human being. His plays are staged, filmed, and read
reading and writing intensive course examines the role that
around the globe, even after 400 years. This seminar will ex-
women writers have played in a range of literary traditions.
plore why Shakespeare’s plays and characters have such last-
Far from residing in the margins of key national debates,
ing power and meaning to humanity. The seminar will
women writers have actively contributed their voices to de-
combine class discussion, lecture, and video. Grades will be
mands for social, racial, economic, and artistic equality. We
based on participation, response essays, and a final essay.
will examine the writing produced by women from a diver-
Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or corequisite:
sity of racial, ethnic, and social backgrounds, as we examine
SYGN200. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
the ways in which women writers respond to the various
LAIS410. CRITICAL PERSPECTIVES ON 20TH CEN-
pressures placed on them as artists and activists. Prerequisite:
TURY LITERATURE This course introduces students to
LAIS100. Prerequisite or corequisite SYGN200. 3 hours lec-
texts and cultural productions of the 20th Century literature.
ture. 3 semester hours.
We will examine a diverse collection of materials, including
LAIS406. THE LITERATURE OF WAR AND REMEM-
novels and short stories, poems, plays, films, painting, and
BRANCE In "The Literature of War and Remembrance," stu-
sculpture. Science, technology, violence, history, identity,
dents survey poetry, prose, and film ranging from classicial
language all come under the careful scrutiny of the authors
to contemporary war literature. The course considers literary
we will discuss in this course, which may include Conrad,
depictions of the individual and society in war and its after-
Fanon, Achebe, Eliot, Kafka, Barnes, Camus, Borges, and
math. Critical reading and writing skills are demonstrated in
Marquez, among others. We will also screen films that com-
creative presentations and analytical essays. Students will in-
ment upon the fragility of individual identity in the face of
vestigate war literature and commemorative art inspired by
modern technology. Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or
recent world conflicts, and place a contemporary work into
co-requisite: SYGN200. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
the thematic structure of the course. Prerequisite: LAIS100.
LAIS411. MODERN AFRICAN LITERATURE This course
Co-requisite: SYGN200. 3 hours lecture/discussion. 3 semes-
examines African writers' depictions of varied material and
ter hours.
symbolic transformations wrought by twentieth-century colo-
LAIS407 SCIENCE IN LITERATURE Science fiction often
nialism and decolonization, and their differential impacts
serves as a cautionary tale that deals with the darker side of
upon individual lives and collective histories around the con-
humanity's desires in order to find a better understanding of
tinent. Fiction and poetry representing Anglophone, Fran-
who we are and what we hope to become. This class exam-
cophone, Arabic, and indigenous language traditions will
ines scientific and social progress as it is imagined by some
constitute the bulk of the reading. Alongside their intrinsic
of the greatest authors of the genre. We will examine the cur-
artistic values, these texts illuminate religious, ritual, and
rent events that may have influenced the writing and position
popular cultural practices massively important to social
our lens to the scientific and technological breakthroughs, as
groups in countries ranging from Nigeria, Guinea, Sierra
well as the social, cultural, and political state of the world at
Leone, Liberia, and Ivory Coast to Sudan, Uganda, Rwanda,
the time of our readings. This course focuses on classic sci-
and Zimbabwe. Primary soci-historical themes will include
ence fiction from the late 1800's to the present which may in-
generational consciousness, ethnicity, gender relations, the
clude: Jules Verne, H.G. Wells, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Jack
dramatic grown of cities, and forms of collective violence
Williamson, Isaac Asimov, Robert Heinlein, Alfred Bester,
stirred by actions and inactions of colonial and postcolonial
Philip Jose Farmer, Marion Zimmer Bradley, Ray Bradbury,
governments. Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or co-req-
Philip K. Dick, William Gibson, Arthur C. Clarke, Ursula K.
uisite: SYGN200. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
LeGuin and Mary Doria Russell, among others. Prerequisite:
LAIS412. LITERATURE AND THE ENVIRONMENT This
LAIS100, Co-requisite: SYGN200. 3 hours seminar. 3 se-
reading and writing intensive course investigates the human
mester hours.
connection to the environment in a broad range of literary
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materials. Discussions focus on the role of place - of land-
LAIS418. NARRATING THE NATION The novel, national-
scape as physical, cultural, moral, historical space - and on
ism, and the modern nation-state share the same eighteenth-
the relationship between landscape and community, history,
and nineteenth-century roots. Relationships between the
and language in the environmental imagination. Readings in-
works of novelists, local nationalisms, and state politics have
clude texts that celebrate the natural world, those that indict
however always been volatile. These tensions have assumed
the careless use of land and resources, and those that predict
particularly dramatic expressive and political forms in Latin
and depict the consequensces of that carelessness. Addition-
America and postcolonial South Asia and Africa. This course
ally, we investigate philosophical, legal, and policy frame-
examines the inspirations, stakes, and ramifications of cele-
works that shape approaches to environmental issues.
brated novelists' explorations of the conflicted and fragmen-
Prerequesite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or corequesite
tary character their own and/or neighboring nation-states.
SYGN200. 3 hours lecture, 3 semester hours.
Beyond their intrinsic literary values, these texts illuminate
LAIS413. LITERATURE OF THE AMERICAN WEST This
distinctive religious, ritual, and popular cultural practices that
course explores classic myths, stories and narratives in West-
have shaped collective imaginings of the nation, as well as
ern American literature and film, and how the values re-
oscillations in nationalist sentiment across specific regions
flected in these myths, stories and narratives shape our
and historical junctures. Studies in relevant visual media -
national character. Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or co-
films, paintings, and telenovelas - will further our compara-
requisite: SYGN200. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
tive inquiry into the relationships between artistic narrative
and critical perspectives on "the nation." Alongside the focal
LAIS414. HEROES AND ANTIHEROES: A TRAGIC
literary and visual texts, the course will address major histo-
VIEW This course features heroes and antiheroes (average
rians' and social theorists' accounts of the origins, spread, and
folks, like most of us), but because it is difficult to be heroic
varied careers of nationalist thought and practice across our
unless there are one or more villains lurking in the shadows,
modern world. Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or coreq-
there will have to be an Iago or Caesar or a politician or a
uisite: SYGN200. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
member of the bureaucracy to overcome. Webster’s defines
heroic as ‘exhibiting or marked by courage and daring.’
LAIS421 ENVIRONMENTAL PHILOSOPHY A critical ex-
Courage and daring are not confined to the battlefield, of
amination of environmental ethics and the philosophical the-
course. One can find them in surprising places—in the com-
ories on which they depend. Topics may include
munity (Ibsen’s Enemy of the People), in the psychiatric
preservation/conservation, animal welfare, deep ecology, the
ward (Kesey’s One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest), in the mili-
land ethic, eco-feminism, environmental justice, sustainabil-
tary (Heller’s Catch-22), on the river (Twain’s The Adventures
ity, or non-western approaches. This class may also include
of Huckleberry Finn or in a “bachelor pad” (Simon’s Last of
analyses of select, contemporary environmental issues. Pre-
the Red Hot Lovers). Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or
requisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or co-requisite: SYGN200.
corequisite: SYGN200. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
LAIS415. MASS MEDIA STUDIES This introduction to
LAIS430. CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY Busi-
mass media studies is designed to help students become more
nesses are largely responsible for creating the wealth upon
active interpreters of mass media messages, primarily those
which the well-being of society depends. As they create that
that emanate from television, radio, the Internet, sound
wealth, their actions impact society, which is composed of a
recordings (music), and motions pictures (film, documentary,
wide variety of stakeholders. In turn, society shapes the rules
etc.). Taking a broad rhetorical and sociological perspective,
and expectations by which businesses must navigate their in-
the course examines a range of mass media topics and issues.
ternal and external environments. This interaction between
Students should complete this course with enhanced rhetori-
corporations and society (in its broadest sense) is the concern
cal and sociological understandings of how media shapes in-
of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). This course ex-
dividuals, societies, and cultures as well as how those groups
plores the dimensions of that interaction from a multi-stake-
shape the media. Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or co-
holder perspective using case studies, guest speakers and
requisite: SYGN200. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
field work. Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or co-requi-
site: SYGN200. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
LAIS416. FILM STUDIES This course introduces students
to the basics of film history, form, and criticism. Students
LAIS435/LAIS535. LATIN AMERICAN DEVELOPMENT
will be exposed to a variety of film forms, including docu-
A senior seminar designed to explore the political economy
mentary, narrative, and formalist films, and will be encour-
of current and recent past development strategies, models, ef-
aged to discuss and write about these forms using critical
forts, and issues in Latin America, one of the most dynamic
film language. Students will have an opportunity to work on
regions of the world today. Development is understood to be
their own film projects and to conduct research into the rela-
a nonlinear, complex set of processes involving political,
tionship between films and their historical, cultural, and ideo-
economic, social, cultural, and environmental factors whose
logical origins. Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or
ultimate goal is to improve the quality of life for individuals.
co-requisite: SYGN200. 3 hours seminar, 3 semester hours.
The role of both the state and the market in development
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LAIS442. NATURAL RESOURCES AND WAR IN
changing realities dictate but will be drawn from such sub-
AFRICA Africa possesses abundant natural resources yet
jects as inequality of income distribution; the role of educa-
suffers civil wars and international conflicts based on access
tion and health care; region-markets; the impact of
to resource revenues. The course examines the distinctive
globalization; institution-building; corporate-community-
history of Africa, the impact of the resource curse, misman-
state interfaces; neoliberalism; privatization; democracy; and
agement of government and corruption, and specific cases of
public policy formulation as it relates to development goals.
unrest and war in Africa. Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite
Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or corequisite:
or corequisite: SYGN200. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
SYGN200. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
LAIS443. THE EUROPEAN UNION This course investi-
LAIS436/LAIS536. HEMISPHERIC INTEGRATION IN
gates the history, evolution and current condition of the Euro-
THE AMERICAS This international political economy sem-
pean Union. The creation of the EU overcame centuries of
inar is designed to accompany the endeavor now under way
European warfare and helped to establish an abiding peace,
in the Americas to create a free trade area for the entire West-
making it one of history's great success stories. Yet questions
ern Hemisphere. Integrating this hemisphere, however, is not
and conflicts have troubled the EU since its inception: was
just restricted to the mechanics of facilitating trade but also
the Union to be a common economic market or a super-state?
engages a host of other economic, political, social, cultural,
Which countries rightfully belonged to Europe? How would
and environmental issues, which will also be treated in this
the EU relate to the outside world, above all the United
course. Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or corequisite:
States? Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or co-requisite:
SYGN200. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
SYGN200. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
LAIS437/LAIS537. ASIAN DEVELOPMENT This interna-
LAIS444. THE SOCIAL QUESTION IN EUROPE Between
tional political economy seminar deals with the historical de-
1850 and 1960 the "proletariat" - the industrial working class
velopment of Asia Pacific from agrarian to post-industrial
- threatened the stability of bourgeois Europe. What were
eras; its economic, political, and cultural transformation
their grievances, and how were they resolved? Similarly,
since World War II, contemporary security issues that both
today large, unassimilated immigrant populations pose grow-
divide and unite the region; and globalization processes that
ing challenges to European societies. What are the main ten-
encourage Asia Pacific to forge a single trading bloc. Prereq-
sions, and how might they be addressed? Prerequisite:
uisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or corequisite: SYGN200. 3
LAIS100. Prerequisite or corequisite: SYGN200. 3 hours
hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
seminar; 3 semester hours.
LAIS439. MIDDLE EAST DEVELOPMENT This interna-
LAIS446/LAIS546. GLOBALIZATION This international
tional political economy seminar analyzes economic, politi-
political economy seminar is an historical and contemporary
cal and social dynamics that affect the progress and direction
analysis of globalization processes examined through se-
of states, markets, and peoples of the region. It examines the
lected issues of world affairs of political, economic, military,
development of the Middle East from agrarian to post-indus-
and diplomatic significance. Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prereq-
trial societies; economic, political and cultural transforma-
uisite or corequisite: SYGN200. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester
tions since World War II; contemporary security issues that
hours.
both divide and unite the region; and the effects of globaliza-
LAIS447/LAIS547. GLOBAL CORPORATIONS This in-
tion processes on economies and societies in the Middle East.
ternational political economy seminar seeks to (1) understand
Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or co-requisite:
the history of the making of global corporations and their re-
SYGN200. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
lationship to the state, region-markets, and region-states; and
LAIS441. AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT This course pro-
(2) analyze the on-going changes in global, regional, and na-
vides a broad overview of the political economy of Africa. Its
tional political economies due to the presence of global cor-
goal is to give students an understanding of the possibilities
porations. Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or corequisite:
of African development and the impediments that currently
SYGN200. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
block its economic growth. Despite substantial natural re-
LAIS448. GLOBAL ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES Critical
sources, mineral reserves, and human capital, most African
examination of interactions between development and the en-
countries remain mired in poverty. The struggles that have
vironment and the human dimensions of global change; so-
arisen on the continent have fostered thinking about the curse
cial, political, economic, and cultural responses to the
of natural resources where countries with oil or diamonds are
management and preservation of natural resources and
beset with political instability and warfare. Readings give
ecosystems on a global scale. Exploration of the meaning and
first an introduction to the continent followed by a focus on
implications of “Stewardship of the Earth” and “Sustainable
the specific issues that confront African development today.
Development.” Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or coreq-
Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or co-requisite:
uisite: SYGN200. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
SYGN200. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester.
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LAIS449. CULTURAL DYNAMICS OF GLOBAL DEVEL-
and what might be the future of ethnic group identification.
OPMENT Role of cultures and nuances in world develop-
Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or co-requisite:
ment; cultural relationship between the developed North and
SYGN200. 3 hours seminar. 3 semester hours.
the developing South, specifically between the U.S. and the
LAIS455. INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS The pur-
Third World. Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or corequi-
pose of this course is to familiarize you with the study of in-
site: SYGN200. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
ternational organizations - we will examine why they are
LAIS450/LAIS550. POLITICAL RISK ASSESSMENT
created, how they are organized and what they try to accom-
This course will review the existing methodologies and tech-
plish. By the end of the semester, students will be familiar
niques of risk assessment in both country-specific and global
with the role of international organization in the world sys-
environments. It will also seek to design better ways of as-
tem as well as the analytical tools used to analyze them. Pre-
sessing and evaluating risk factors for business and public
requisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or co-requisite: SYGN200.
diplomacy in the increasingly globalized context of economy
3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
and politics wherein the role of the state is being challenged
LAIS459. INTERNATIONAL FIELD PRACTICUM For
and redefined. Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or coreq-
students who go abroad for an on-site practicum involving
uisite: SYGN200. Prerequisite: At least one IPE 300- or
their technical field as practiced in another country and cul-
400-level course and permission of instructor. 3 hours
ture; required course for students pursuing a certificate in In-
seminar; 3 semester hours.
ternational Political Economy; all arrangements for this
LAIS451/LAIS551. POLITICAL RISK ASSESSMENT RE-
course are to be supervised and approved by the advisor of
SEARCH SEMINAR This international political economy
the International Political Economy minor program. Prereq-
seminar must be taken concurrently with LAIS450/550, Po-
uisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or corequisite: SYGN200.
litical Risk Assessment. Its purpose is to acquaint the student
3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
with empirical research methods and sources appropriate to
LAIS465. THE AMERICAN MILITARY EXPERIENCE A
conducting a political risk assessment study, and to hone the
survey of military history, with primary focus on the Ameri-
students' analytical abilities. Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prereq-
can military experience from 1775 to present. Emphasis is
uisite or corequisite: SYGN200. Concurrent enrollment in
placed not only on military strategy and technology, but also
LAIS450/550. 1 hour seminar; 1 semester hour.
on relevant political, social, and economic questions. Prereq-
LAIS452/LAIS552. CORRUPTION AND DEVELOPMENT
uisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or corequisite: SYGN200. 3
This course addresses the problem of corruption and its im-
hours seminar; 3 semester hours. Open to ROTC students or
pact on development. Readings are multidisciplinary and in-
by permission of LAIS.
clude policy studies, economics, and political science.
LAIS466. WAR IN GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE This course
Students will acquire an understanding of what constitutes
examines selected military conflicts from the Greeks and the
corruption, how it negatively affects development, and what
Romans to recent wars in Kosovo, Afghanistan, and Iraq,
they, as engineers in a variety of professional circumstances,
with considerable attention given to the two world wars. The
might do in circumstances in which bribe paying or bribe
course is not battles-oriented; rather, using an historical lens,
taking might occur. Prereqisite: LAIS100. Prerequeiste or
it focuses on the causes that lie behind the battles themselves.
corequisite: SYGN200. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or co-requisite:
LAIS453. ETHNIC CONFLICT IN GLOBAL PERSPEC-
SYGN200. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
TIVE Many scholars used to believe that with moderniza-
LAIS470. TECHNOLOGY AND GENDER: ISSUES This
tion, racial, religious, and cultural antagonisms would
course focuses on how women and men relate to technology.
weaken as individuals developed more rational outlooks and
Several traditional disciplines will be used: philosophy, his-
gave primacy to their economic concerns. Yet, with the wan-
tory, sociology, literature, and a brief look at theory. The
ing of global ideological conflict of the left-right nature, con-
class will begin discussing some basic concepts such as gen-
flict based on cultural and "civilization" differences have
der and sex and the essential and/or social construction of
come to the fore in both developing and developed countries.
gender, for example. We will then focus on topical and histor-
This course will examine ethnic conflict, broadly conceived,
ical issues. We will look at modern engineering using socio-
in a variety of contexts. Case studies will include the civil
logical studies that focus on women in engineering. We will
war in Yugoslavia, the LA riots, the antagonism between the
look at some specific topics including military technologies,
Chinese and "indigenous' groups in Southeast, the so-called
ecology, and reproductive technologies. Prerequisite:
war between the West and Islam, and ethnic relations in the
LAIS100. Prerequisite or corequisite: SYGN200. 3 hours
U.S. We will consider ethnic contention in both institutional-
seminar; 3 semester hours.
ized, political processes, such as the politics of affirmative
LAIS475. ENGINEERING CULTURES IN THE DEVEL-
action, as well as in non-institutionalized, extra-legal set-
OPING WORLD An investigation and assessment of engi-
tings, such as ethnic riots, pogroms, and genocide. We will
neering problem solving in the developing world using
end by asking what can be done to mitigate ethnic conflict
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historical and cultural cases. Countries to be included range
LAIS489. NUCLEAR POWER AND PUBLIC POLICY A
across Africa, Asia, and Latin America. Prerequisite:
general introduction to research and practice concerning poli-
LAIS100. Prerequisite or corequisite: SYGN200. 3 hours
cies and practices relevant to the development and manage-
seminar; 3 semester hours.
ment of nuclear power. Prerequisite: LAIS 100. Prerequisite
LAIS476. TECHNOLOGY AND INTERNATIONAL DE-
or co-requisite: SYGN 200. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester
VELOPMENT An historical examination of the role of tech-
hours.
nology in humanitarian and social improvement projects.
LAIS498. SPECIAL TOPICS Pilot course or special topics
Prerequisite: LAIS100. Corequisite: SYGN200. 3 hours lec-
course. Topics chosen from special interests of instructor(s)
ture/discussion; 3 semester hours.
and student(s). Usually the course is offered only once. Vari-
LAIS485. CONSTITUTIONAL LAW AND POLITICS This
able credit: 1 to 6 semester hours. Repeatable for credit
course presents a comprehensive survey of the U.S. Constitu-
under different titles.
tion with special attention devoted to the first ten Amend-
LAIS499. INDEPENDENT STUDY Individual research or
ments, also known as the Bill of Rights. Since the
special problem projects supervised by a faculty member.
Constitution is primarily a legal document, the class will
Primarily for students who have completed their Humanities
adopt a legal approach to constitutional interpretation. How-
and Social Science requirements. Instructor consent required.
ever, as the historical and political context of constitutional
Prerequisite: “Independent Study” form must be completed
interpretation is inseparable from the legal analysis, these
and submitted to the Registrar. Prerequisite: LAIS100. Pre-
areas will also be covered. Significant current developments
requisite or corequisite: SYGN200. Variable credit: 1 to 6 se-
in constitutional jurisprudence will also be examined. The
mester hours. Repeatable for credit.
first part of the course deals with Articles I through III of the
Foreign Languages (LIFL)
Constitution, which specify the division of national govern-
Numerous foreign languages are taught through the LAIS
mental power among the executive, legislative, and judicial
Division. Students interested in a particular language should
branches of government. Additionally, the federal nature of
check with the LAIS Division Office to determine when
the American governmental system, in which governmental
these languages might be scheduled. In order to gain basic
authority is apportioned between the national government
proficiency from their foreign language study, students are
and the state governments, will be studied. The second part
encouraged to enroll for at least two semesters in whatever
of the course examines the individual rights specifically pro-
language(s) they elect to take. If there is sufficient demand,
tected by the amendments to the Constitution, principally the
the Division can provide third- and fourth-semester courses
First, Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, Eighth, and Fourteenth Amend-
in a given foreign language. No student is permitted to take
ments. Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or corequisite:
a foreign language that is either his/her native language
SYGN200. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
or second language.
LAIS486/LAIS586. SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY POL-
Description of Courses
ICY An examination of current issues relating to science and
LIFL113. SPANISH I Fundamentals of spoken and written
technology policy in the United States and, as appropriate, in
Spanish with an emphasis on vocabulary, idiomatic expres-
other countries. Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or coreq-
sions of daily conversation, and Spanish American culture. 3
uisite: SYGN200. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
semester hours.
LAIS487/LAIS587. ENVIRONMENTAL POLITICS AND
LIFL123. SPANISH II Continuation of Spanish I with an
POLICY Seminar on environmental policies and the politi-
emphasis on acquiring conversational skills as well as further
cal and governmental processes that produce them. Group
study of grammar, vocabulary, and Spanish American cul-
discussion and independent research on specific environmen-
ture. 3 semester hours.
tal issues. Primary but not exclusive focus on the U.S. Pre-
requisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or corequisite: SYGN200. 3
LIFL213. SPANISH III Emphasis on furthering conversa-
hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
tional skills and a continuing study of grammar, vocabulary,
and Spanish American culture. 3 semester hours.
LAIS488/LAIS588. WATER POLITICS AND POLICY
Seminar on water policies and the political and governmental
LIFL114. ARABIC I Fundamentals of spoken and written
processes that produce them, as an exemplar of natural re-
Arabic with an emphasis on vocabulary, idiomatic expres-
source politics and policy in general. Group discussion and
sions of daily conversation, and culture of Arabic-speaking
independent research on specific politics and policy issues.
societies. 3 semester hours.
Primary but not exclusive focus on the U.S. Prerequisite:
LIFL124. ARABIC II Continuation of Arabic I with an em-
LAIS100. Prerequisite or corequisite: SYGN200. 3 hours
phasis on acquiring conversational skills as well as further
seminar; 3 semester hours.
study of grammar, vocabulary, and culture of Arabic speak-
ing societies. 3 semester hours.
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LIFL214. ARABIC III Emphasis on furthering conversa-
offered only once. Variable credit: 1 to 6 semester hours. Re-
tional skills and a continuing study of grammar, vocabulary,
peatable for credit under different topics.
and culture of Arabic-speaking societies. 3 semester hours.
LIFL 199, 299, 399, and 499. INDEPENDENT STUDY In-
LIFL115. GERMAN I Fundamentals of spoken and written
dividual research or special problem projects supervised by a
German with an emphasis on vocabulary, idiomatic expres-
faculty member. Instructor consent required. Prerequisite:
sions of daily conversation, and German culture. 3 semester
"Independent Study" form must be completed and submitted
hours.
to the Registrar. Variable credit: 1 to 6 semester hours. Re-
LIFL125. GERMAN II Continuation of German I with an
peatable for credit.
emphasis on acquiring conversational skills as well as further
Communication (LICM)
study of grammar, vocabulary, and German culture. 3 semes-
Courses in Communication do not count toward the Hu-
ter hours.
manities & Social Sciences General Education restricted
LIFL215. GERMAN III Emphasis on furthering conversa-
elective requirement but may be taken for Free Elective
tional skills and a continuing study of grammar, vocabulary,
credit and to complete a communications minor or Area of
and German culture. 3 semester hours.
Special Interest (ASI).
LIFL116. RUSSIAN I Fundamentals of spoken and written
LICM301. ORAL COMMUNICATION A five-week course
Russian with an emphasis on vocabulary, idiomatic expres-
which teaches the fundamentals of effectively preparing and
sions of daily conversation, and Russian culture. 3 semester
presenting messages. “Hands-on” course emphasizing short
hours.
(5- and 10-minute) weekly presentations made in small
groups to simulate professional and corporate communica-
LIFL126. RUSSIAN II Continuation of Russian I with an
tions. Students are encouraged to make formal presentations
emphasis on acquiring conversational skills as well as further
which relate to their academic or professional fields. Exten-
study of grammar, vocabulary, and Russian culture. 3 semes-
sive instruction in the use of visuals. Presentations are re-
ter hours.
hearsed in class two days prior to the formal presentations,
LIFL216. RUSSIAN III Emphasis on furthering conversa-
all of which are video-taped and carefully evaluated. 1 hour
tional skills and a continuing study of grammar, vocabulary,
lecture/lab; 1 semester hour.
and Russian culture. 3 semester hours.
LICM306. SELECTED TOPICS IN WRITTEN COMMU-
LIFL117. PORTUGUESE I Fundamentals of spoken and
NICATION Information on courses designated by this
written Portuguese with an emphasis on vocabulary, id-
number may be obtained from the LAIS Division. Will de-
iomatic expressions of daily conversation, and Brazilian cul-
pend on the level of the specific course. 1 to 3 hours
ture. 3 semester hours.
lecture/lab; variable credit: 1 to 3 semester hours.
LIFL127. PORTUGUESE II Continuation of Portuguese I
Music (LIMU)
with an emphasis on acquiring conversational skills as well
Courses in Music do not count toward the Humanities &
as further study of grammar, vocabulary, and Brazilian cul-
Social Sciences General Education restricted elective re-
ture. 3 semester hours.
quirement but may be taken for Free Elective credit. A
LIFL217. PORTUGUESE III Emphasis on furthering con-
maximum of 3 semester hours of concert band (i.e.,
versational skills and a continuing study of grammar, vocab-
spring semester), chorus, physical education, athletics or
ulary, and Brazilian culture. 3 semester hours.
other activity credit combined may be used toward free
elective credit in a degree granting program.
LIFL118. JAPANESE I Fundamentals of spoken and written
Japanese with an emphasis on vocabulary, idiomatic expres-
LIMU101, 102, 201, 202, 301, 302, 401, 402. BAND Study,
sions of daily conversation, and Japanese culture. 3 semester
rehearsal, and performance of concert, marching and stage
hours.
repertory. Emphasis on fundamentals of rhythm, intonation,
embouchure, and ensemble. 2 hours rehearsal; 1 semester hour.
LIFL128. JAPANESE II Continuation of Japanese I with an
Not repeatable using same course number. See rules limiting
emphasis on acquiring conversational skills as well as further
the number of hours applicable to a degree under Free Elec-
study of grammar, vocabulary, and Japanese culture. 3 se-
tives.
mester hours.
LIMU111, 112, 211, 212, 311, 312, 411, 412. CHORUS
LIFL218. JAPANESE III Emphasis on furthering conversa-
Study, rehearsal, and performance of choral music of the
tional skills and a continuing study of grammar, vocabulary,
classical, romantic, and modern periods with special empha-
and Japanese culture. 3 semester hours.
sis on principles of diction, rhythm, intonation, phrasing, and
LIFL 198, 298, 398, and 498. SPECIAL TOPICS Pilot
ensemble. 2 hours rehearsal; 1 semester hour. Not repeatable
course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special
using same course number. See rules limiting the number of
interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is
hours applicable to a degree under Free Electives.
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LIMU340. MUSIC THEORY The course begins with the
LIMU450. MUSIC TECHNOLOGY CAPSTONE COURSE
fundamentals of music theory and moves into their more
Project-based course designed to develop practical techno-
complex applications. Music of the common practice period
logical and communication skills for direct application to the
is considered. Aural and visual recognition of harmonic
music recording. Prerequisite: LIMU340 and LIMU350.
materials covered is emphasized. Prerequisite: LAIS315 or
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture/discussion; 3 semester
Systems (SYGN)
hours.
SYGN200. HUMAN SYSTEMS Human Systems is an in-
(See also LAIS315. MUSICAL TRADITIONS OF THE
terdisciplinary historical examination of key systems created
WESTERN WORLD in preceding list of LAIS courses.)
by humans—namely, political, economic, social, and cultural
LIMU341 BASIC MUSIC OMPOSITION AND ARRANG-
institutions—as they have evolved worldwide from the in-
ING This course begins with the fundamentals of music
ception of the modern era (ca. 1500) to the present. This
composition and works towards basic vocal and instrumental
course embodies an elaboration of these human systems as
arrangement skills. Upon completion of this course the stu-
introduced in their environmental context in Nature and
dent should: 1) demonstrate basic knowledge of (music_
Human Values and will reference themes and issues explored
compositional techniques; 2) demonstrate primary concepts
therein. It also demonstrates the cross-disciplinary applicabil-
of vocal and instrumental ensemble arrangement; 3) demon-
ity of the ‘systems’ concept. Assignments will give students
strate an ability to use notational software and Midi station
continued practice in writing. Prerequisite: LAIS100. 3 hours
hardware. Prerequisite; LIMU 340 or permission of instruc-
lecture/discussion; 3 semester hours.
tor. 1 hour lecture, 1 semester hour.
LIMU350 MUSIC TECHNOLOGY An introduction to the
physics of music and sound. The history of music technology
from wax tubes to synthesizers. Construction of instruments
and studio. 3 hours lecture. 3 semester hours.
LIMU421. JAZZ ENSEMBLE/PEP BAND - FALL The Jazz
Ensemble provides an opportunity for students to participate
in a musical ensemble in the jazz big band format. Jazz
music is a unique American art form. The big band jazz for-
mat is an exciting way for students to experience the power,
grace and beauty of this art form and music in general. The
class will consist of regular weekly rehearsals and one or
more concert performance (s). 1 semester hour. Repeatable
for credit. See rules limiting the number of hours applicable
to a degree under Free Electives.
LIMU422. JAZZ ENSEMBLE/PEP BAND - SPRING The
Jazz Ensemble provides an opportunity for students to partic-
ipate in a musical ensemble in the jazz big band format. Jazz
music is a unique American art form. The big band jazz for-
mat is an exciting way for students to experience the power,
grace and beauty of this art form and music in general. The
class will consist of regular weekly rehearsals and one or
more concert performance(s). 1 semester hour. Repeatable
for credit. See rules limiting the number of hours applicable
to a degree under Free Electives.
LIMU423. JAZZ LAB The Jazz Lab provides an opportunity
for students to participate in a musical ensemble in the jazz
combo format. Jazz music is a unique American art form.
The jazz combo format is an exciting way for students to ex-
perience the joy and sense of achievement of performing this
great American music form. The class will consist of regular
weekly rehearsals and one or more concert performance(s).
1 semester hour. Repeatable for credit. See rules limiting
the number of hours applicable to a degree under Free Elec-
tives.
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Mathematical and
majors in mathematical and computer sciences and also grad-
uate degree programs relevant to mathematical and computer
Computer Sciences
sciences aspects of the CSM mission.
In a broad sense, these programs stress the development
DINESH MEHTA, Professor and Interim Department Head
BERNARD BIALECKI, Professor
of practical applications techniques to enhance the overall
TRACY CAMP, Professor
attractiveness of mathematical and computer sciences ma-
MAHADEVAN GANESH, Professor
jors to a wide range of employers in industry. More
WILLY HEREMAN, Professor
specifically, we utilize a summer "field session" program
PAUL A. MARTIN, Professor
in Computer Science and the senior capstone experiences
BARBARA M. MOSKAL, Professor
in Computational and Applied Mathematics, and Statistics
WILLIAM C. NAVIDI, Professor
to engage high level undergraduate students in problems
LUIS TENORIO, Associate Professor
of practical applicability for potential employers. These
ZIZHONG (JEFFREY) CHEN, Assistant Professor
courses are designed to simulate an industrial job or re-
JON M. COLLIS, Assistant Professor
search environment. The close collaboration with potential
QI HAN, Assistant Professor
AMANDA HERING, Assistant Professor
employers or professors improves communication be-
IRENE POLYCARPOU, Assistant Professor
tween our students and the private sector as well as with
JING-MEI QIU, Assistant Professor
sponsors from other disciplines on campus.
ANDRZEJ SZYMCZAK, Assistant Professor
Mathematical and Computer Sciences majors can use their
G. GUSTAVE GREIVEL, Senior Lecturer
free electives to take additional courses of special interest to
CYNDI RADER, Senior Lecturer
them. This adds to the flexibility of the program and qualifies
TERRY BRIDGMAN, Lecturer
students for a wide variety of careers.
HOLLY EKLUND, Lecturer
KEITH HELLMAN, Lecturer
Any program of this type requires emphasis in study areas
JENNIFER STRONG, Lecturer
which utilize the special skills of the Department. These areas
ROMAN TANKELEVICH, Lecturer
are:
SCOTT STRONG, Instructor
WILLIAM R. ASTLE, Professor Emeritus
Computational and Applied Mathematics: Classical scat-
NORMAN BLEISTEIN, Professor Emeritus
tering theory, dynamical systems, nonlinear partial differ-
ARDEL J. BOES, Professor Emeritus
ential equations, numerical analysis, symbolic computing,
AUSTIN R. BROWN, Professor Emeritus
and mathematics education.
JOHN A. DESANTO, Professor Emeritus
Applied Computer Sciences: Artificial intelligence, neural
RAYMOND R. GUTZMAN, Professor Emeritus
networks, parallel processing, pattern recognition, computer
FRANK G. HAGIN, Professor Emeritus
DONALD C.B. MARSH, Professor Emeritus
vision, computer graphics, databases, and fuzzy set theory.
STEVEN PRUESS, Professor Emeritus
Statistics: Stochastic modeling, Monte Carlo methods, bio-
ROBERT E. D. WOOLSEY, Professor Emeritus
statistics, statistical methods in cosmology, and inverse
BARBARA B. BATH, Associate Professor Emerita
problems.
RUTH MAURER, Associate Professor Emerita
ROBERT G. UNDERWOOD, Associate Professor Emeritus
Program Educational Objectives (Bachelor of
Science in Mathematical and Computer Sciences)
Program Description
In addition to contributing toward achieving the educa-
The Mathematical and Computer Sciences Department
tional objectives described in the CSM Graduate Profile and
(MCS) offers an undergraduate degree in which the student
the ABET Accreditation Criteria, the Mathematical and Com-
may select a program in the mathematical and computer sci-
puter Sciences Program at CSM has established the follow-
ences. There are three tracks: (i) the Computational and Ap-
ing program educational objectives:
plied Mathematics (CAM) option, (ii) the Statistics option,
and (iii) the Computer Sciences option. Each track offers a
Students will demonstrate technical expertise within
unique opportunity to study mathematical and computer sci-
mathematics/computer science by:
ences in an engineering environment. All three tracks empha-
Designing and implementing solutions to practical prob-
size technical competence, problem solving, teamwork,
lems in science and engineering,
projects, relation to other disciplines, and verbal, written, and
Using appropriate technology as a tool to solve prob-
graphical skills.
lems in mathematics/computer science, and
The department provides the teaching skills and technical
Creating efficient algorithms and well structured com-
expertise to develop mathematical and computer sciences
puter programs.
capabilities for all Colorado School of Mines students. In
Students will demonstrate a breadth and depth of knowl-
addition, MCS programs support targeted undergraduate
edge within mathematics/computer science by:
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Extending course material to solve original problems,
PAGN201 Physical Education III
2
0.5
Total
18
Applying knowledge of mathematics/computer science
Sophomore Year Spring Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
to the solution of problems,
CSCI262 Data Structures
3
3
Identifying, formulating and solving mathematics/com-
MATH225 Differential Equations
3
3
puter science problems, and
MATH342 Honors Linear Algebra
3
3
*SYGN200 Systems/EBGN201
3
3
Analyzing and interpreting statistical data.
LAIS/EBGN H&SS GenEd Restricted Elective I
3
3
Students will demonstrate an understanding and apprecia-
PAGN202 Physical Education IV
2
0.5
tion for the relationship of mathematics/computer science to
Total
15.5
other fields by:
*Student can choose order of EBGN201 and SYGN 200
Applying mathematics/computer science to solve prob-
Summer Field Session
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
lems in other fields,
MATH300 Foundations of Advanced Math.
4
Total
4
Working in cooperative multi-disciplinary teams, and
Junior Year Fall Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
Choosing appropriate technology to solve problems in
MATH334 Introduction to Probability
3
3
other disciplines.
MATH401 Introduction to Analysis
3
3
Students will demonstrate an ability to communicate math-
MATH/CSCI407 Introduction to Scientific
ematics/computer science effectively by:
Computing
3
3
LAIS/EBGN H&SS GenEd Restricted Elective II
3
3
Giving oral presentations,
Free Elective
3
3
Completing written explanations,
Free Elective
3
3
Total
18
Interacting effectively in cooperative teams,
Junior Year Spring Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
Creating well documented programs, and
MATH454 Complex Analysis
3
3
Understanding and interpreting written material in
MATH458 Abstract Algebra
3
3
mathematics/computer science.
MATH Elective - Mathematics
3
3
Free Elective
3
3
Curriculum
Free Elective
3
3
The calculus sequence emphasizes mathematics applied to
Total
15
problems students are likely to see in other fields. This sup-
Senior Year Fall Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
ports the curricula in other programs where mathematics is
MATH433 Mathematical Biology
3
3
important, and assists students who are underprepared in
MATH/CSCI441 Computer Graphics
3
3
mathematics. Priorities in the mathematics curriculum include:
MATH455 Partial Differential Equations
3
3
applied problems in the mathematics courses and
LAIS/EBGN H&SS GenEd Restricted Elective III
3
3
Free Elective
3
3
ready utilization of mathematics in the science and
Total
15
engineering courses.
Senior Year Spring Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
This emphasis on the utilization of mathematics and com-
MATH440 Parallel Scientific Computing
3
3
puter sciences continues through the upper division courses.
MATH484 Math. & Comp. Modeling (Capstone) 3
3
Another aspect of the curriculum is the use of a spiraling
MATH Elective - Mathematics
3
3
mode of learning in which concepts are revisited to deepen
MATH Elective - Mathematics
3
3
the students’ understanding. The applications, team work,
Free Elective
3
3
Total
15
assessment, and communications emphasis directly address
ABET criteria and the CSM graduate profile. The curriculum
Degree Total
133.5
offers the following three study options:
Statistics Option
Degree Requirements (Mathematical and
Sophomore Year Fall Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
Computer Sciences)
MATH213 Calc. for Scientists & Eng. III
4
4
Computational and Applied Mathematics Option
CSCI261 Programming Concepts
3
3
Sophomore Year Fall Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
EPIC251 Design II
2
3
3
MATH213 Calc. for Scientists & Eng. III
4
4
PHGN200 Physics II
3.5
3
4.5
CSCI261 Programming Concepts
3
3
*EBGN201 Principles of Economics/
EPIC251 Design II
2
3
3
SYGN200 Systems
3
3
PHGN200 Physics II
3.5
3
4.5
PAGN201 Physical Education III
2
0.5
*EBGN201 Principles of Economics/
Total
18
SYGN200 Systems
3
3
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Sophomore Year Spring Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
Sophomore Year Spring Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
CSCI262 Data Structures
3
3
CSCI262 Data Structures
3
3
MATH225 Differential Equations
3
3
MATH225 Differential Equations
3
3
MATH342 Honors Linear Algebra
3
3
MATH/CSCI358 Discrete Mathematics
3
3
*SYGN200 Systems/EBGN201
3
3
*SYGN200 Systems/EBGN201
3
3
LAIS/EBGN H&SS GenEd Restricted Elective I
3
3
Free Elective
3
3
PAGN202 Physical Education IV
2
0.5
PAGN202 Physical Education IV
2
0.5
Total
15.5
Total
15.5
*Student can choose order of EBGN201 and SYGN 200
*Student can choose order of EBGN201 and SYGN200
Summer Field Session
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
Junior Year Fall Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
MATH300 Foundations of Advanced Math.
4
CSCI306 Software Engineering
3
3
Total
4
MATH323 Prob. & Stat. for Engineers
3
3
Junior Year Fall Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
CSCI341 Computer Organization.
3
3
MATH334 Introduction to Probability
3
3
MATH332 Linear Algebra
3
3
MATH401 Introduction to Analysis
3
3
Free Elective
3
3
MATH/CSCI407 Introduction to Scientific
Total
15
Computing
3
3
Junior Year Spring Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
LAIS/EBGN H&SS GenEd Restricted Elective II
3
3
MATH/CSCI406 Algorithms
3
3
Free Elective
3
3
MATH/CSCI407 Intro to Scientific Computing 3
3
Free Elective
3
3
CSCI Elective – Computer Science
3
3
Total
18
LAIS/EBGN H&SS GenEd Restricted Elective I
3
3
Junior Year Spring Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
Free Elective
3
3
MATH335 Introduction to Mathematical
Total
15
Statistics
3
3
Summer Field Session
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
MATH458 Abstract Algebra
3
3
CSCI370 Field Course (six weeks)
6
MATH Elective - Mathematics
3
3
Total
6
Free Elective
3
3
Senior Year Fall Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
Free Elective
3
3
CSCI442 Operating Systems
3
3
Total
15
CSCI Elective - Computer Science
3
3
Senior Year Fall Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
CSCI Elective – Computer Science
3
3
MATH424 Introduction to Applied Statistics
3
3
Free Elective
3
3
MATH433 Mathematical Biology
3
3
LAIS/EBGN H&SS GenEd Restricted Elective II
3
3
MATH438 Stochastic Models
3
3
Total
15
LAIS/EBGN H&SS GenEd Restricted Elective III
3
3
Senior Year Spring Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
Free Elective
3
3
CSCI400 Princ. of Programming Languages
3
3
Total
15
CSCI Elective – Computer Science
3
3
Senior Year Spring Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
LAIS/EBGN H&SS GenEd Restricted Elective III
3
3
MATH436 Advanced Statistical Modeling
3
3
Free Elective
3
3
MATH482 Statistics Practicum (Capstone)
3
3
Free Elective
3
3
MATH Elective - Mathematics
3
3
Total
15
MATH Elective - Mathematics
3
3
Degree Total
132.5
Free Elective
3
3
Total
15
Minor/ASI Mathematical and Computer Sciences
Mathematical Sciences
Degree Total
133.5
For an Area of Special Interest (ASI) in Mathematical Sci-
Computer Sciences Option
ences, the student should take the following:
Sophomore Year Fall Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
MATH332/342
Linear Algebra
MATH213 Calc. for Scientists & Eng. III
4
4
MATH/CSCI407 Intro. to Scientific Computing
CSCI261 Programming Concepts
3
3
MATH***
Math elective beyond the core sequence
EPIC251 Design II
3
1
3
MATH348
Advanced Engineering Math
PHGN200 Physics II
3
3
4.5
or
EBGN201 Principles of Economics/
MATH323
Probability & Statistics for Engineers
SYGN200 Systems
3
3
PAGN201 Physical Education III
2
0.5
Total
18
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For the Minor in Mathematical Sciences, the student
MATH424
Intro. To Applied Statistics
should take two of the following 300-Level or 400-Level
MATH436
Advanced Statistical Modeling
Mathematics courses in addition to those listed for the ASI:
MATH437
Multivariate Analysis
MATH438
Stochastic Modeling
MATH358
Discrete Mathematics
MATH498
Special Topics - Statistics
MATH401
Intro. To Analysis
MATH***
Graduate Statistics elective
MATH406
Algorithms
MATH424
Intro. To Applied Statistics
Computer Science
MATH433
Mathematical Biology
For an Area of Special Interest in Computer Sciences, the
MATH436
Advanced Statistical Modeling
student should take:
MATH437
Multivariate Analysis
MATH438
Stochastic Models
CSCI262
Data Structures
MATH440
Parallel Computing
CSCI306
Software Engineering
CSCI341
Computer Organization –or-
MATH441
Computer Graphics
CSCI/MATH358 Discrete Mathematics & Algebraic Structures
MATH454
Complex Analysis
CSCI/MATH406 Algorithms –or-
MATH455
Partial Differential Equations
CSCI/MATH407 Introduction to Scientific Computing
MATH458
Abstract Algebra
For the Minor in Computer Sciences, the student should
MATH498
Special Topics - Mathematics
take:
MATH5**
Graduate Mathematics elective
CSCI262
Data Structures
CSCI306
Software Engineering
For an Area of Special Interest (ASI) in Computational
CSCI341
Computer Organization
and Applied Mathematics (CAM), the student should take the
CSCI/MATH406 Algorithms –or-
following:
CSCI/MATH407 Introduction to Scientific Computing
MATH332/342
Linear Algebra
and two 400-level courses, which may not be languages
MATH/CSCI407 Intro. to Scientific Computing
transferred from another university.
MATH***
CAM elective from the list below
Combined BS/MS in Mathematical and Computer
MATH348
Advanced Engineering Math
Sciences
or
The Department of Mathematical and Computer Sciences
MATH***
CAM elective from the list below
offers a combined Bachelor of Science/Master of Science
program in both Computer Science and Applied Mathematics
For the Minor in Computational and Applied Mathematics
that enables students to complete a Bachelor of Science and a
(CAM), the student should take two of the following courses
Master of Science simultaneously. The student takes an addi-
in addition to those listed for the ASI:
tional 30 credit hours of coursework at the graduate level, in
MATH401
Intro. To Analysis
addition to the undergraduate requirements, and completes
MATH406
Algorithms
both degrees at the same time. Interested students should
MATH433
Mathematical Biology
contact the department for further information.
MATH440
Parallel Computing
Description of Courses
MATH441
Computer Graphics
MATH100. INTRODUCTORY TOPICS FOR CALCULUS
MATH455
Partial Differential Equations
(S) An introduction and/or review of topics which are essen-
MATH454
Complex Analysis
tial to the background of an undergraduate student at CSM.
MATH498
Special Topics - CAM
This course serves as a preparatory course for the Calculus
MATH5**
Graduate CAM elective
curriculum and includes material from Algebra, Trigonome-
try, Mathematical Analysis, and Calculus. Topics include
For an Area of Special Interest (ASI) in Statistics, the stu-
basic algebra and equation solving, solutions of inequalities,
dent should take the following:
trigonometric functions and identities, functions of a single
MATH332/342
Linear Algebra
variable, continuity, and limits of functions. Does not apply
MATH334
Intro. to Probability
toward undergraduate degree or g.p.a. Prerequisite: Consent
MATH335
Intro. To Mathematical Statistics
of Instructor. 1 semester hour.
MATH323
Probability & Statistics for Engineers
MATH111. CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS AND ENGI-
or
NEERS I (I, II, S) First course in the calculus sequence,
MATH***
Statistics elective from the list below
including elements of plane geometry. Functions, limits, con-
tinuity, derivatives and their application. Definite and indefi-
For the Minor in Statistics, the student should take two of
nite integrals; Prerequisite: precalculus. 4 hours lecture; 4
the following courses in addition to those listed for the ASI:
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semester hours. Approved for Colorado Guaranteed General
with applications to work and flux, Green's Theorem, Stokes'
Education transfer. Equivalency for GT-MA1.
Theorem and the Divergence Theorem. Prerequisites: Con-
MATH112. CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS AND ENGI-
sent of Department. 1 hour lecture; 1 semester hour.
NEERS II (I, II, S) Vectors, applications and techniques of
MATH223. CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS AND ENGI-
integration, infinite series, and an introduction to multivariate
NEERS III HONORS (II) Same topics as those covered in
functions and surfaces. Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in
MATH213 but with additional material and problems. Pre-
MATH111. 4 hours lecture; 4 semester hours. Approved for
requisite: Grade of C or better in MATH122. 4 hours lecture;
Colorado Guaranteed General Education transfer. Equiva-
4 semester hours.
lency for GT-MA1.
MATH224. CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS AND ENGI-
MATH113. CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS AND ENGI-
NEERS III HONORS(AP) (I) Early introduction of vectors,
NEERS II - SHORT FORM (I, II) This is a bridge course for
linear algebra, multivariable calculus. Vector fields, line and
entering freshmen and new transfer students to CSM who
surface integrals. Prerequisite: Consent of Department.
have either a score of 5 on the BC AP Calculus exam or who
4 hours lecture; 4 semester hours.
have taken an appropriate Calculus II course at another insti-
MATH225. DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS (I, II, S) Classi-
tution (determined by a departmental review of course mate-
cal techniques for first and higher order equations and sys-
rials). Two, three and n-dimensional space, vectors, curves
tems of equations. Laplace transforms. Phase plane and
and surfaces in 3-dimensional space, cylindrical and spheri-
stability analysis of non-linear equations and systems. Appli-
cal coordinates, and applications of these topics. Prerequi-
cations to physics, mechanics, electrical engineering, and en-
sites: Consent of Department. 1 hour lecture; 1 semester
vironmental sciences. Prerequisite: MATH213, MATH223 or
hour.
MATH224. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
MATH122. CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS AND ENGI-
MATH235. DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS HONORS (II)
NEERS II HONORS (I) Same topics as those covered in
Same topics as those covered in MATH315 but with addi-
MATH112 but with additional material and problems. Pre-
tional material and problems. Prerequisite: Consent of De-
requisite: Consent of Department. 4 hours lecture; 4 semester
partment. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
hours.
CSCI260 FORTRAN PROGRAMMING (I, II) Computer
MATH/CSCI198. SPECIAL TOPICS (I, II, S) Pilot course
programming in Fortran90/95 with applications to science
or special topics course. Topics chosen from special interests
and engineering. Program design and structure, problem
of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is offered
analysis, debugging, program testing. Language skills: arith-
only once. Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor. Variable
metic, input/output, branching and looping, functions, arrays,
credit: 1 to 6 semester hours. Repeatable for credit under dif-
data types. Introduction to operating systems. Prerequisite:
ferent titles.
none. 2 hours lecture; 2 semester hours.
MATH/CSCI199. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II, S) Indi-
CSCI261 PROGRAMMING CONCEPTS (I, II, S) Com-
vidual research or special problem projects supervised by a
puter programming in a contemporary language such as C++
faculty member; also, when a student and instructor agree on
or Java, using software engineering techniques. Problem solv-
a subject matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: Inde-
ing, program design, documentation, debugging practices.
pendent Study form must be completed and submitted to the
Language skills: input/output, control, repetition, functions,
Registrar. Variable Credit: 1 to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for
files, classes and abstract data types, arrays, and pointers.
credit.
Introduction to operating systems and object-oriented pro-
Sophomore Year
gramming. Application to problems in science and engineer-
MATH213. CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS AND ENGI-
ing. Prerequisite: none. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
NEERS III (I, II, S) Multivariable calculus, including partial
CSCI262 DATA STRUCTURES (I, II, S) Defining and
derivatives, multiple integration, and vector calculus. Pre-
using data structures such as linked lists, stacks, queues, bi-
requisite: Grade of C or better in MATH112 or MATH122. 4
nary trees, binary heap, hash tables. Introduction to algorithm
hours lecture; 4 semester hours. Approved for Colorado
analysis, with emphasis on sorting and search routines. Lan-
Guaranteed General Education transfer. Equivalency for GT-
guage skills: abstract data types, templates and inheritance.
MA1.
Prerequisite: CSCI261. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
MATH214. CALCULUS FOR SCIENTIST AND ENGI-
MATH/CSCI298. SPECIAL TOPICS (I, II, S) Selected top-
NEERS III - SHORT FORM (I, II) This is a bridge course for
ics chosen from special interests of instructor and students.
entering freshmen and new transfer students to CSM who
Prerequisite: Consent of Department Head. 1 to 3 semester
have taken an appropriate Calculus III course at another in-
hours. Repeatable for credit under different titles.
stitution (determined by a departmental review of course ma-
terials). Vector Calculus including line and surface integrals
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MATH/CSCI299. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II, S) Indi-
sampling distributions, methods of point estimation, methods
vidual research or special problem projects supervised by a
of interval estimation, significance testing for population
faculty member; also, when a student and instructor agree on
means and variances and goodness of fit, linear regression,
a subject matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: Inde-
analysis of variance. Prerequisite: MATH334 3 hours lecture,
pendent Study form must be completed and submitted to the
3 semester hours.
Registrar. Variable Credit: 1 to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for
MATH/CSCI340. COOPERATIVE EDUCATION (I, II, S)
credit.
(WI) Supervised, full-time engineering-related employment
MATH300. FOUNDATIONS OF ADVANCED MATHE-
for a continuous six-month period (or its equivalent) in
MATICS (S) (WI) This course is an introduction to commu-
which specific educational objectives are achieved. Prerequi-
nication in mathematics as well computational tools for
site: Second semester sophomore status and a cumulative
mathematics. This writing intensive course provides a transi-
grade point average of at least 2.00. 0 to 3 semester hours.
tion from the Calculus sequence to the upper-division mathe-
Cooperative Education credit does not count toward gradua-
matics curriculum at CSM. Topics include logic and
tion except under special conditions. Repeatable.
recursion, techniques of mathematical proofs, reading and
CSCI341. COMPUTER ORGANIZATION (I, II) Covers the
writing proofs, mathematics software. Prerequisites:
basic concepts of computer architecture and organization.
MATH213, MATH223 or MATH224. 2 hours lecture, 1 hour
Topics include machine level instructions and operating
seminar, 2 hours lab; 4 semester hours.
system calls used to write programs in assembly language.
Junior Year
This course provides insight into the way computers operate
CSCI306. SOFTWARE ENGINEERING (I, II) Introduction
at the machine level. Prerequisite: CSCI261. 3 hours lecture;
to the software life cycle, including planning, design, imple-
3 semester hours.
mentation and testing. Topics include top down program de-
MATH342. HONORS LINEAR ALGEBRA (II) Same topics
sign, problem decomposition, iterative refinement, program
as those covered in MATH332 but with additional material
modularity and abstract data types. Course work emphasizes
and problems as well as a more rigorous presentation. Pre-
good programming practices via models, metrics and docu-
requisite: MATH213, MATH223 or MATH224. 3 hours lec-
ments created and used throughout the software engineering
ture; 3 semester hours.
process. Prerequisite: CSCI262. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester
MATH348. ADVANCED ENGINEERING MATHEMATICS
hours.
(I, II, S) Introduction to partial differential equations, with
MATH323. PROBABILITY AND STATISTICS FOR ENGI-
applications to physical phenomena. Fourier series. Linear
NEERS I (I, II, S) Elementary probability, propagation of
algebra, with emphasis on sets of simultaneous equations.
error, discrete and continuous probability models, interval
This course cannot be used as a MATH elective by MCS ma-
estimation, hypothesis testing, and linear regression with
jors. Prerequisite: MATH225 or MATH235. 3 hours lecture;
emphasis on applications to science and engineering. Pre-
3 semester hours.
requisite: MATH213, MATH223 or MATH224. 3 hours
MATH/CSCI358. DISCRETE MATHEMATICS (I, II) This
lecture; 3 semester hours.
course is an introductory course in discrete mathematics and
MATH332. LINEAR ALGEBRA (I, II) Systems of linear
algebraic structures. Topics include: formal logic; proofs, re-
equations, matrices, determinants and eigenvalues. Linear
cursion, analysis of algorithms; sets and combinatorics; rela-
operators. Abstract vector spaces. Applications selected from
tions, functions, and matrices; Boolean algebra and computer
linear programming, physics, graph theory, and other fields.
logic; trees, graphs, finite-state machines and regular lan-
Prerequisite: MATH213, MATH223 or MATH224. 3 hours
guages. Prerequisite: MATH213, MATH223 or MATH224.
lecture; 3 semester hours.
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
MATH334. INTRODUCTION TO PROBABILITY (I) An
CSCI370. FIELD COURSE (S) (WI) This is the Computer
introduction to the theory of probability essential for prob-
Science option’s capstone course where the students apply
lems in science and engineering. Topics include axioms of
their course work knowledge to a challenging applied prob-
probability, combinatorics, conditional probability and inde-
lem in mathematics or computer science. In this course they
pendence, discrete and continuous probability density func-
analyze, modify and solve a significant applied problem. The
tions, expectation, jointly distributed random variables,
students work in groups of three or four for a period of six
Central Limit Theorem, laws of large numbers. Prerequisite:
forty-hour weeks. By the end of the field session they must
MATH213, MATH223 or MATH224. 3 hours lecture,
have a finished product with appropriate supporting docu-
3 semester hours.
ments. At a minimum CS students should have completed
MATH335. INTRODUCTION TO MATHEMATICAL STA-
coursework through CSCI306. Prerequisite: Consent of In-
TISTICS (II) An introduction to the theory of statistics essen-
structor. 6-week summer field session; 6 semester hours.
tial for problems in science and engineering. Topics include
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MATH/CSCI398. SPECIAL TOPICS (I, II, S) Selected top-
MATH/CSCI406. ALGORITHMS (I, II) Divide-and-con-
ics chosen from special interests of instructor and students.
quer: splitting problems into subproblems of a finite number.
Prerequisite: Consent of Department Head. 1 to 3 semester
Greedy: considering each problem piece one at a time for op-
hours. Repeatable for credit under different titles.
timality. Dynamic programming: considering a sequence of
MATH/CSCI399. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II, S) Indi-
decisions in problem solution. Searches and traversals: deter-
vidual research or special problem projects supervised by a
mination of the vertex in the given data set that satisfies a
faculty member given agreement on a subject matter, con-
given property. Techniques of backtracking, branch-and-
tent, and credit hours. Prerequisite: Independent Study form
bound techniques, techniques in lower bound theory. Prereq-
must be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable
uisite: CSCI262, MATH213, MATH223 or MATH224,
Credit: 1 to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for credit.
MATH/CSCI358. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
Senior Year
MATH/CSCI407. INTRODUCTION TO SCIENTIFIC
CSCI400. PRINCIPLES OF PROGRAMMING LAN-
COMPUTING (I, II) Round-off error in floating point arith-
GUAGES (I, II) Study of the principles relating to design,
metic, conditioning and stability, solution techniques (Gauss-
evaluation and implementation of programming languages of
ian elimination, LU factorization, iterative methods) of linear
historical and technical interest, considered as individual enti-
algebraic systems, curve and surface fitting by the method of
ties and with respect to their relationships to other languages.
least-squares, zeros of nonlinear equations and systems by
Topics discussed for each language include: history, design,
iterative methods, polynomial interpolation and cubic
structural organization, data structures, name structures, con-
splines, numerical integration by adaptive quadrature and
trol structures, syntactic structures, and implementation of
multivariate quadrature, numerical methods for initial value
issues. The primary languages discussed are FORTRAN,
problems in ordinary differential equations. Emphasis is on
PASCAL, LISP, ADA, C/C++, JAVA, PROLOG, PERL.
problem solving using efficient numerical methods in scien-
Prerequisite: CSCI262 and CSCI306 or knowledge of JAVA.
tific computing. Prerequisite: MATH225 or MATH235 and
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
knowledge of computer programming. 3 hours lecture; 3 se-
mester hours.
MATH401 INTRODUCTION TO ANALYSIS (I) This
course is a first course in real analysis that lays out the con-
MATH/CSCI411. INTRODUCTION TO EXPERT SYS-
text and motivation of analysis in terms of the transition from
TEMS (II) General investigation of the field of expert sys-
power series to those less predictable series. The course is
tems. The first part of the course is devoted to designing
taught from a historical perspective. It covers an introduction
expert systems. The last half of the course is implementation
to the real numbers, sequences and series and their conver-
of the design and construction of demonstration prototypes of
gence, real-valued functions and their continuity and differ-
expert systems. Prerequisite: CSCI262, MATH/CSCI358.
entiability, sequences of functions and their pointwise and
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
uniform convergence, and Riemann-Stieltjes integration the-
CSCI422. USER INTERFACES (I) User Interface Design is
ory. Prerequisite: MATH213, MATH223 or MATH224, and
a course for programmers who want to learn how to create
MATH332 or MATH342. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
more effective software. This objective will be achieved by
CSCI403. DATA BASE MANAGEMENT (I) Design and
studying principles and patterns of interaction design, cri-
evaluation of information storage and retrieval systems, in-
tiquing existing software using criteria presented in the text-
cluding defining and building a data base and producing the
book, and researching and analyzing the capabilities of
necessary queries for access to the stored information. Gen-
various software development tools. Students will also learn
eralized data base management systems, query languages,
a variety of techniques to guide the software design process,
and data storage facilities. General organization of files in-
including Goal-Directed Design, Cognitive Walkthrough,
cluding lists, inverted lists and trees. System security and
Talk-aloud and others. Prerequisite: CSCI262. 3 hours lec-
system recovery, and system definition. Interfacing host lan-
ture; 3 semester hours.
guage to data base systems. Prerequisite: CSCI262. 3 hours
MATH424. INTRODUCTION TO APPLIED STATISTICS
lecture; 3 semester hours.
(I) Linear regression, analysis of variance, and design of ex-
CSCI404. ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE (I) General inves-
periments, focusing on the construction of models and evalu-
tigation of the Artificial Intelligence field. During the first
ation of their fit. Techniques covered will include stepwise
part of the course a working knowledge of the LISP pro-
and best subsets regression, variable transformations, and
gramming language is developed. Several methods used in
residual analysis. Emphasis will be placed on the analysis of
artificial intelligence such as search strategies, knowledge
data with statistical software. Prerequisites: MATH323 or
representation, logic and probabilistic reasoning are devel-
MATH335. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
oped and applied to problems. Learning is discussed and
MATH433/BELS433 MATHEMATICAL BIOLOGY (I)
selected applications presented. Prerequisite: CSCI262,
This course will discuss methods for building and solving
MATH358. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
both continuous and discrete mathematical models. These
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methods will be applied to population dynamics, epidemic
programmed on a representative processor. This course pro-
spread, pharmcokinetics and modeling of physiologic systems.
vides insight into the internal structure of operating systems;
Modern Control Theory will be introduced and used to model
emphasis is on concepts and techniques which are valid for
living systems. Some concepts related to self-organizing
all computers. Prerequisite: CSCI262, CSCI341. 3 hours lec-
systems will be introduced. Prerequisite: MATH225 or
ture; 3 semester hours.
MATH235. 3 hours lecture, 3 semester hours.
CSCI443. ADVANCED PROGRAMMING CONCEPTS
MATH436. ADVANCED STATISTICAL MODELING (II)
USING JAVA. (I, II) This course will quickly review pro-
Modern methods for constructing and evaluating statistical
gramming constructs using the syntax and semantics of the
models. Topics include generalized linear models, general-
Java programming language. It will compare the constructs
ized additive models, hierarchical Bayes methods, and re-
of Java with other languages and discuss program design and
sampling methods. Prerequisites: MATH335 and MATH424.
implementation. Object oriented programming concepts will
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
be reviewed and applications, applets, servlets, graphical user
MATH437. MULTIVARIATE ANALYSIS (II) Introduction
interfaces, threading, exception handling, JDBC, and network-
to applied multivariate techniques for data analysis. Topics
ing as implemented in Java will be discussed. The basics of
include principal components, cluster analysis, MANOVA
the Java Virtual Machine will be presented. Prerequisites:
and other methods based on the multivariate Gaussian distri-
CSCI261, CSCI262. 3 hours lecture, 3 semester hours
bution, discriminant analysis, classification with nearest
CSCI445. WEB PROGRAMMING (II) Web Programming
neighbors.Prerequisites: MATH335 or MATH323. 3 hours
is a course for programmers who want to develop Web-based
lecture; 3 semester hours.
applications. It covers basic web site design extended by
MATH438. STOCHASTIC MODELS (II) An introduction
client-side and server-side programming. Students should
to stochastic models applicable to problems in engineering,
know the elements of HTML and Web architecture and be
physical science, economics, and operations research. Markov
able to program in a high level language such as C++ or
chains in discrete and continuous time, Poisson processes,
Java. The course builds on this knowledge by presenting
and topics in queuing, reliability, and renewal theory. Pre-
topics such as Cascading Style Sheets, JavaScript, PERL and
requisite: MATH334. 3 hours lecture, 3 semester hours.
database connectivity that will allow the students to develop
dynamic Web applications. Prerequisites: Fluency in a high
CSCI440. PARALLEL COMPUTING FOR SCIENTISTS
level computer language/consent of instructor. 3 hours lec-
AND ENGINEERS (II) This course is designed to introduce
ture, 3 semester hours.
the field of parallel computing to all scientists and engineers.
The students will be taught how to solve scientific problems.
CSCI446. WEB APPLICATIONS (I) Web Applications is a
They will be introduced to various software and hardware
course for programmers who want to learn how to create ef-
issues related to high performance computing. Prerequisite:
fective, dynamic web pages. At the completion of this
Programming experience in C++, consent of instructor.
course, students should know Hypertext Markup Language
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
(HTML), Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), JavaScript and
JavaScript Object Notation (JSON), Ajax, Ruby and Flash.
MATH440. PARALLEL SCIENTIFIC COMPUTING (I).
Additionally students should have considered a variety of is-
This course is designed to facilitate students' learning of par-
sues related to web site design, including but not limited to
allel programming techniques to efficiently simulate various
web security, web server performance and content manage-
complex processes modeled by mathematical equations usin
ment. Prerequisites: CSCI262. 3 hours lecture, 3 semester
multiple and multi-core processors. Emphasis will be placed
hours.
on implementation of various scientific computing algo-
rithms in FORTRAN 90 and its variants using MPI and
MATH454. COMPLEX ANALYSIS (II) The complex plane.
OpenMP. Prerequisite: CSCI/MATH407. 3 hours lecture;
Analytic functions, harmonic functions. Mapping by elemen-
3 semester hours.
tary functions. Complex integration, power series, calculus of
residues. Conformal mapping. Prerequisite: MATH225 or
MATH/CSCI441. COMPUTER GRAPHICS (I) Data struc-
MATH235. 3 hours lecture, 3 semester hours.
tures suitable for the representation of structures, maps,
three-dimensional plots. Algorithms required for windowing,
MATH455. PARTIAL DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS (I)
color plots, hidden surface and line, perspective drawings.
Linear partial differential equations, with emphasis on the
Survey of graphics software and hardware systems. Prerequi-
classical second-order equations: wave equation, heat equa-
site: CSCI262. 3 hours lecture, 3 semester hours.
tion, Laplace's equation. Separation of variables, Fourier
methods, Sturm-Liouville problems. Prerequisite: MATH225
CSCI442. OPERATING SYSTEMS (I, II) Covers the basic
or MATH235. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
concepts and functionality of batch, timesharing and single-
user operating system components, file systems, processes,
MATH458. ABSTRACT ALGEBRA (II) This course is an
protection and scheduling. Representative operating systems
introduction to the concepts of contemporary abstract algebra
are studied in detail. Actual operating system components are
and applications of those concepts in areas such as physics
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and chemistry. Topics include groups, subgroups, isomor-
MATH/CSCI492. UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH (II)
phisms and homomorphisms, rings integral domains and
(WI) Individual investigation under the direction of a depart-
fields. Prerequisites: MATH213 and MATH223 or
ment faculty member. Written report required for credit. Pre-
MATH224, and MATH300 or consent of the instructor. 3
requisite: Consent of Department Head. Variable - 1 to 3
hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
semester hours. Repeatable for credit to a maximum of 12
CSCI471. COMPUTER NETWORKS I (I) This introduc-
hours.
tion to computer networks covers the fundamentals of com-
MATH/CSCI498. SPECIAL TOPICS (I, II, S) Selected top-
puter communications, using TCP/IP standardized protocols
ics chosen from special interests of instructor and students.
as the main case study. The application layer and transport
Prerequisite: Consent of Department Head. Variable - 1 to 3
layer of communication protocols will be covered in depth.
semester hours. Repeatable for credit under different titles.
Detailed topics include application layer protocols (HTTP,
MATH/CSCI499. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II, S) Indi-
FTP, SMTP, and DNS), reliable data transfer, connection
vidual research or special problem projects supervised by a
management, and congestion control. In addition, students
faculty member; also, given agreement on a subject matter,
will build a computer network from scratch and program
content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: Independent Study
client/server network applications. Prerequisite: CSCI442 or
form must be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Vari-
consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture, 3 semester hours.
able Credit: 1 to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for credit.
CSCI475. INFORMATION SECURITY AND PRIVACY (I)
Information Security and Privacy provides a hands-on intro-
duction to the principles and best practices in information
and computer security. Lecture topics will include basic
components of information security including threat assess-
ment and mitigation, policy development, and the legal and
political dimensions of information security. Prerequisite:
CSCI 442 or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semes-
ter hours.
MATH482 STATISTICS PRACTICUM (II) This is the cap-
stone course in the Statistics Option. Students will apply sta-
tistical 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) (II) This is the capstone course
in the Computational and Applied Mathematics option. Stu-
dents will apply computational and applied mathematics
modeling techniques to solve complex problems in biologi-
cal, engineering and physical systems. Mathematical meth-
ods and algorithms will be studied within both theoretical
and computational contexts. The emphasis is on how to for-
mulate, analyze and use nonlinear modeling to solve typical
modern problems. Prerequisites: MACS407, MACS433 and
MACS455. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
MATH/CSCI491. UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH (I)
(WI) Individual investigation under the direction of a depart-
ment faculty member. Written report required for credit. Pre-
requisite: Consent of Department Head. Variable - 1 to 3
semester hours. Repeatable for credit to a maximum of 12
hours.
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Metallurgical and
terials related to their processing and structure, the selection
of materials for specific applications.
Materials Engineering
The metallurgical and materials engineering discipline is
founded on fundamentals in chemistry, mathematics and
JOHN J. MOORE, Trustees Professor and Department Head
CORBY G. ANDERSON, Harrison Western Professor
physics which contribute to building the knowledge-base and
MICHAEL J. KAUFMAN, Professor
developing the skills for the processing of materials so as to
STEPHEN LIU, Professor
achieve specifications requested for a particular industrial or
GERARD P. MARTINS, Professor
advanced product. The engineering principles in this disci-
DAVID K. MATLOCK, Charles S. Fogarty Professor
pline include: crystal structure and structural analysis, thermo
BRAJENDRA MISHRA, Professor
dynamics of materials, reaction kinetics, transport phenom-
DAVID L. OLSON, John H. Moore Distinguished Professor
ena, phase equilibria, phase transformations, microstructural
IVAR E. REIMANIS, Professor
evolution and properties of materials.
NIGEL M. SAMMES, Herman F. Coors Distinguished Professor of
Ceramic Engineering
The core-discipline fundamentals are applied to a broad
JOHN G. SPEER, Professor
range of materials processes including extraction and refin-
PATRICK R. TAYLOR, George S. Ansell Distinguished Professor of
ing of materials, alloy development, casting, mechanical
Chemical Metallurgy
working, joining and forming, ceramic particle processing,
CHESTER J. VAN TYNE, FIERF Professor
high temperature reactions and synthesis of engineered mate-
STEVEN W. THOMPSON, Associate Professor
rials. In each stage of processing, the effects of resultant mi-
REED A. AYERS, Assistant Professor
crostructures and morphologies on materials properties and
KIP O. FINDLEY, Assistant Professor
performance are emphasized.
BRIAN P. GORMAN, Assistant Professor
HONGJIN LIANG, Assistant Professor
Laboratories, located in Nathaniel Hill Hall, are among the
RYAN P. O’HAYRE, Assistant Professor
best in the nation. The laboratories, in conjunction with class-
JOHN P. CHANDLER, Lecturer
room instruction, provide for a well integrated education of
MARTIN C. MATAYA, Lecturer
the undergraduates working towards their baccalaureate
GEORGE S. ANSELL, President Emeritus and Professor Emeritus
degrees. These facilities are well-equipped and dedicated to:
W. REX BULL, Professor Emeritus
particulate and chemical/extraction metallurgical-and-materi-
GERALD L. DePOORTER, Associate Professor Emeritus
als processing, foundry science, corrosion and hydro-/elec-
GLEN R. EDWARDS, University Professor Emeritus
ROBERT H. FROST, Associate Professor Emeritus
tro-metallurgical studies, physical and mechanical
JOHN P. HAGER, University Professor Emeritus
metallurgy, welding and joining, forming and processing-
GEORGE KRAUSS, University Professor Emeritus
and-testing of ceramic materials. Mechanical testing facilities
DENNIS W. READEY, Herman F. Coors Distinguished Professor
include computerized machines for tensile, compression, tor-
Emeritus
sion, toughness, fatigue and thermo-mechanical testing.
Program Description
There are also other highly specialized research laboratories
dedicated to: robotics, artificial intelligence, vapor deposi-
Metallurgical and materials engineering plays a role in all
tion, and plasma and high-temperature reaction-systems.
manufacturing processes which convert raw materials into
Support analytical-laboratories for surface analysis, emission
useful products adapted to human needs. The primary out-
spectrometry, X-ray analysis, optical microscopy and image
come of the Metallurgical and Materials Engineering pro-
analysis, electron microscopy, including an analytical scan-
gram is to provide undergraduates with a fundamental
ning transmission electron microscopy and the latest in scan-
knowledge-base associated with materials—processing, their
ning electron microscopy, and micro-thermal-analysis/mass
properties, and their selection and application. Upon gradua-
spectrometry. Metallurgical and Materials Engineering in-
tion, students would have acquired and developed the neces-
volves all of the processes which transform precursor materials
sary background and skills for successful careers in the
into final engineered products adapted to human needs. The
materials-related industries. Furthermore, the benefits of con-
objective of the Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
tinued education toward graduate degrees and other avenues,
program is to impart a fundamental knowledge of materials
and the pursuit of knowledge in other disciplines should be
processing, properties, selection and application in order to
well inculcated.
provide graduates with the background and skills needed for
The emphasis in the Department is on materials processing
successful careers in materials related industries, for contin-
operations which encompass: the conversion of mineral and
ued education toward graduate degrees and for the pursuit of
chemical resources into metallic, ceramic or polymeric mate-
knowledge in other disciplines.
rials; the synthesis of new materials; refining and processing
The program leading to the degree Bachelor of Science in
to produce high performance materials for applications from
Metallurgical and Materials Engineering is accredited by the
consumer products to aerospace and electronics, the develop-
Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation
ment of mechanical, chemical and physical properties of ma-
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Board for Engineering and Technology, 111 Market Place,
3. Transport Phenomena and Kinetics: Heat, mass and
Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202-4012, telephone (410)
momentum transport; transport properties of fluids;
347-7700.
diffusion mechanisms; reaction kinetics; nucleation
Metallurgical and Materials Engineering (MME)
and growth kinetics.
Program Educational Objectives
4. Phase Equilibria: Phase rule; binary and ternary systems;
The Metallurgical and Materials Engineering (MME) pro-
microstructural evolution; defects in crystals; surface
gram empasizes the structure, properties, processing and per-
phenomena; phase transformations: eutectic, eutectoid,
formance of materials and, as such, is designed to support
martensitic, nucleation and growth, recovery; microstruc-
five primary educational obejctives that will be demonstrated
tural evolution; strengthening mechanisms; quantitative
by recent graduates of the program.
stereology; heat treatment.
The MME program is designed and implemented so as to
5. Properties of Materials: Mechanical properties, chemical
develop graduates who:
properties (oxidation and corrosion); electrical, magnetic
and optical properties: failure analysis.
1. Have a broad knowledge base of materials engineering
fundamentals.
B. MME Applications: The course content in the Metal-
lurgical and Materials Engineering Program emphasizes the
2. Can apply fundamental materials-concepts to solve
following applications:
problems.
1. Materials Processing: Particulate processing, thermo- and
3. Have written and oral communication skills as well as
electro-chemical materials-processing, hydrometallurgical
teamwork skills to be successful in their careers
processing, synthesis of materials, deformation process-
4. Undesratnd the importance for self-acquisition of
ing, casting and welding.
knowledge and continuing education.
2. Design and Application of Materials: Materials selection,
5. Can employ their breadth of knowldege so that they
ferrous and nonferrous metals, ceramic materials, polymer-
are able to provide a range of solutions to a wide range
ic materials, composite materials and electronic materials.
of materials-engineering problems, and ultimately an
3. Statistical Process Control and Design of Experiments:
optimal choice.
Statistical process-control, process capability- analysis and
The five MME program educational objectives were deter-
design of experiments.
mined by using inputs from program constituencies (faculty,
C. MME Focus Areas: There are three Focus Areas with-
stundents, visiting committee, industry/recruiters, alumni).
in the Metallurgical and Materials Engineering curriculum.
The MME program educational objectives are consistent
These are
with those of Colorado School of Mines (CSM). CSM is a
school of engineering and applied science institution, dedi-
1. Physicochemical Processing of Materials
cated to the education and training of students who will be
2. Physical and Manufacturing Metallurgy
stewards of the earth's resources.
3. Ceramic, Ionic & Electronic Materials
Curriculum
D. Students who take a specific set of courses within the
The Metallurgical and Materials Engineering (MME)
MME Department (only one of which can be specifically
curriculum is organized to provide three educational com-
required for graduation) can earn an "area of special inter-
ponents: fundamentals of materials, applications of the fun-
est" (ASI). The ASI will be designated on the students tran-
damentals, and emphasis in one of three focus areas.
script. The present areas of special interest offered by the
A. MME Basics: The basic curriculum in the Metallurgical
department as well as the course required are as follows:
and Materials Engineering Department will provide a back-
ASI in Physical and Manufacturing Metallurgy requires:
ground in the following topic areas:
MTGN 442 Engineering Alloys and three out of the fol-
1. Crystal Structures and Structural Analysis: Crystal sys-
lowing four courses.
tems; symmetry elements and Miller indices; atomic
MTGN 300/1 Foundry Metallurgy and Foundry Metal-
bonding; metallic, ceramic and polymeric structures; x-ray
lurgy Laboratory
and electron diffraction; stereographic projection and
MTGN 456/8 Electron Microscopy and Electron Mi-
crystal orientation; long range order; defects in materials.
croscopy Laboratory
2. Thermodynamics of Materials: Heat and mass balances;
MTGN 464 Forging and Forming
thermodynamic laws; chemical potential and chemical
MTGN 475/7 Metallurgy of Welding and Metallurgy of
equilibrium; solution thermodynamics & solution models;
Welding Laboratory
partial molar and excess quantities; solid state thermo
dynamics; thermodynamics of surfaces; electrochemistry.
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ASI in Ceramic, Electronic, and Ionic Materials requires:
Thermodynamics
4
4
EGGN320 Mechanics of Materials
3
3
MTGN 412 Ceramic Engineering
LAIS/EBGN H&SS GenEd Restricted Elective I
3
3
MTGN 415 Electronic Properties and Applications of
Total
16
Materials
Junior Year Spring Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
And two out of the following courses
MTGN334 Chemical Processing of Materials
3
3
MTGN 469 Fuel Cell Science and Technology
MTGN348 Microstructural Develop. of Materials3
3
4
MTGN 498 Solid State Ionics
MTGN352 Metallurgical & Materials Kinetics
3
3
MTGN 465/565 Mechanical Properties of Ceramics and
LAIS/EBGN H&SS GenEd Restricted Elective II
3
3
Composites
Free Elective
3
3
MTGN 598 Thin Film Mechanical Properties
Total
16
Or other suitable electives as approved by the Colorado
Senior Year Fall Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
Center for Advanced Ceramics (CCAC) faculty
MTGN445 Mechanical Behavior of Materials
3
3
4
MTGN461 Trans. Phen. & Reactor Design
ASI in Physicochemical Processing of Materials requires:
for Met. & Mat. Engs.
2
3
3
MTGN 334 Chemical Processing of Materials
MTGN450 Stat Process Control & Design
and three out of the following five courses.
of Experiments
3
3
MTGN 430 Physical Chemistry of Iron and Steelmaking
MTGN—MTGN Elective
3
3
MTGN 431 Hydro- and Electro-Metallurgy
LAIS/EBGN H&SS GenEd Restricted Elective III 3
3
MTGN 432 Pyrometallurgy
Free Elective
3
3
MTGN 532 Particulate Materials Processing I (can be
Total
19
taken as a senior)
Senior Year Spring Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
MTGN 533 Particulate Materials Processing II (can be
MTGN466 Design, Selection & Use of Mats
1
6
3
taken as a senior)
MTGN415 Electronic Properties &
Applications of Materials
Or other suitable electives as approved by the Kroll Insti-
or
tute for Extractive Metallurgy (KIEM) faculty
MTGN442 Engineering Alloys
3
3
E. MME Curriculum Requirements: The Metallurgical
MTGN—MTGN Elective
3
3
and Materials Engineering course sequence is designed to
MTGN—MTGN Elective
3
3
DCGN381 Electric Circuits, Electronics & Power3
3
fulfill the program goals and to satisfy the curriculum
Free Elective
3
3
requirements. The time sequence of courses organized by
Total
18
degree program, year and semester, is listed below.
Degree Total
138.5
Degree Requirements (Metallurgical and
Five Year Combined Metallurgical and Materials
Materials Engineering)
Engineering Baccalaureate and Master of
Sophomore Year Fall Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
DCGN209 Introduction to Thermodynamics
3
3
Engineering in Metallurgical and Materials
MATH213 Calculus for Scientists & Engnr’s III 4
4
Engineering, with an Electronic-Materials
PHGN200 Physics II
3.5
3
4.5
Emphasis.#
SYGN202 Engineered Materials Systems
3
3
The Departments of Metallurgical and Materials
PAGN201 Physical Education III
2
0.5
Engineering and Physics collaborate to offer a five-year pro-
Total
15
gram designed to meet the needs of the electronics and simi-
Sophomore Year Spring Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
lar high-tech industries. Students who satisfy the requirements
MATH225 Differential Equations
3
3
of the program obtain an undergraduate degree in either
PHGN300 Modern Physics
3
3
Engineering Physics or in Metallurgical and Materials
DCGN241 Statics
3
3
Engineering in four years and a Master of Engineering degree
EPIC251 Design II
2
3
3
EBGN201 Principles of Economics
3
3
in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering at the end of the
SYGN200 Human Systems
3
3
fifth year. The program is designed to provide for a strong
PAGN202 Physical Education IV
2
0.5
background in science fundamentals, as well as specialized
Total
18.5
training in the materials-science and processing needs of
Summer Field Session
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
these industries. Thus, the educational objective of the pro-
MTGN272 Particulate Materials Processing
3
gram is to provide students with the specific educational
Total
3
requirements to begin a career in microelectronics and, at
Junior Year Fall Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
the same time, a broad and flexible background necessary
MTGN311 Structure of Materials
3
3
4
to remain competitive in this exciting and rapidly changing
MTGN381 Phase Equilibria
2
2
industry. The undergraduate electives which satisfy the
MTGN351 Metallurgical & Materials
requirements of the program and an overall curriculum
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are outlined in an informational package “Enhanced
Description of Courses
Program for Preparation for Microelectronics,” available
Freshman Year
from either the Physics or Metallurgical and Materials
MTGN198. SPECIAL TOPICS IN METALLURGICAL
Engineering Departments. A Program Mentor in each
AND MATERIALS ENGINEERING (I, II) Pilot course or
Department can also provide counseling on the program.
special topics course. Topics chosen from special interests of
Application for admission to this program should be made
instructor(s) and student(s). The course topic is generally
during the first semester of the sophomore year (in special
offered only once. Prerequisite: Instructor consent. 1 to 3
cases, later entry may be approved, upon review, by one of
semester hours. Repeatable for credit under different titles.
the program mentors). Undergraduate students admitted to
MTGN199. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Independent
the program must maintain a 3.0 grade-point average or
work leading to a comprehensive report. This work may take
better. The graduate segment of the program requires a case
the form of conferences, library, and laboratory work. Choice
study report, submitted to the student’s graduate advisor.
of problem is arranged between student and a specific Depart-
Additional details on the Master of Engineering can be
ment faculty-member. Prerequisite: Selection of topic with
found in the Graduate Degree and Requirements section of
consent of faculty supervisor; “Independent Study Form”
the Graduate Bulletin. The case study is started during the
must be completed and submitted to Registrar. 1 to 3 semes-
student’s senior design-project and completed during the
ter hours. Repeatable for credit.
year of graduate study. A student admitted to the program is
expected to select a graduate advisor, in advance of the
Sophomore Year
graduate-studies final year, and prior to the start of their
MTGN272/CHEN272. PARTICULATE MATERIALS PRO-
senior year. The case-study topic is then identified and
CESSING (S) Field session. Characterization and produc-
selected in consultation with the graduate advisor. A formal
tion of particles. Physical and interfacial phenomena
application, during the senior year, for admission to the
associated with particulate processes. Applications to metal
graduate program in Metallurgical and Materials Engineer-
and ceramic powder processing. Laboratory projects and
ing must be submitted to the Graduate School. Students who
plant visits. Prerequisites: DCGN209 and PHGN200. 3
have maintained all the standards of the program require-
weeks; 3 semester hours.
ments leading up to this step, can expect to be admitted.
MTGN298. SPECIAL TOPICS IN METALLURGICAL
#Additional “Emphasis” areas are being developed in con-
AND MATERIALS ENGINEERING (I, II) Pilot course or
junction with other Departments on Campus.
special topics course. Topics chosen from special interests of
instructor(s) and student(s). The course topic is generally
Explosive Processing of Materials Minor
offered only once. Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor. 1 to 3
Program Advisor: Dr. Stephen Liu
semester hours. Repeatable for credit under different titles.
There are very few academic explosive engineering-relat-
MTGN299. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Independent
ed programs in the United States of America and around the
work leading to a comprehensive report. This work may take
world. In fact, Colorado School of Mines is the only educa-
the form of conferences, library, and laboratory work. Choice
tional institution that offers an explosive processing of mate-
of problem is arranged between student and a specific Depart-
rials minor program in the U.S.A. Built to the tradition of
ment faculty-member. Prerequisite: Selection of topic with
combining academic education with hands-on experience of
consent of faculty supervisor; “Independent Study Form”
CSM, this minor program will prepare the students for new
must be completed and submitted to Registrar. 1 to 3 semes-
and developing applications in materials joining, forming
ter hours. Repeatable for credit.
and synthesis that involve the use of explosives.
Junior Year
Under proper development of courses and background in
MTGN300. FOUNDRY METALLURGY (II) Design and
explosives, students enrolled in this program will apply
metallurgical aspects of casting, patterns, molding materials
these energetic materials to the processing of traditional and
and processes, solidification processes, risering and gating
advanced materials. The program will focus on the
concepts, casting defects and inspection, melting practice, cast
microstructural and property development in materials as a
alloy selection. Prerequisite: PHGN200/210. Co-requisite:
function of deformation rate. Selection of suitable explosives
MTGN302 or Consent of Instructor. 2 hours lecture; 2 se-
and proper parameters, selection of specific materials for
mester hours.
explosive processing and application, and optimization of
post-processing properties are the three major attributes
MTGN301. MATERIALS ENGINEERING DESIGN AND
acquired at the completion of this minor program. With the
MAINTENANCE (I) Introduction of the necessary metal-
help of the program advisor, the students will design and
lurgical concepts for effective mine maintenance. Topics to
select the proper course sequence and complete a hands-on
include steel selection, heat treatment, mechanical proper-
research project under the supervision of a faculty advisor.
ties, casting design and alloys, casting defects, welding
materials and processes selection, weld defects, weld design,
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forms of corrosion protection, stainless steel, mechanical
Thermodynamics of solutions including solution models,
forming, aluminum and copper alloy systems, and metal
calculation of activities from phase diagrams, and measure-
failure identification. This course is designed for students
ments of thermodynamic properties of alloys and slags. Re-
from outside the Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
action equilibria with examples in alloy systems and slags.
Department. Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor. 3 hours
Phase stability analysis. Thermodynamic principles of phase
lecture; 3 semester hours.
diagrams in material systems, defect equilibrium and inter-
MTGN302. FOUNDRY METALLURGY LABORATORY
actions. Prerequisite: DCGN209. 4 hours lecture; 4 semester
(II) Experiments in the foundry designed to supplement the
hours.
lectures of MTGN300. Co-requisite: MTGN300. 3 hours lab;
MTGN352. METALLURGICAL AND MATERIALS
1 semester hour.
KINETICS (II) Introduction to reaction kinetics: chemical
MTGN311/CHEN311. STRUCTURE OF MATERIALS (I)
kinetics, atomic and molecular diffusion, surface thermo-
(WI) Principles of crystallography and crystal chemistry.
dynamics and kinetics of interfaces and nucleation-and-growth.
Characterization of crystalline materials using X-ray diffrac-
Applications to materials processing and performance aspects
tion techniques. Applications to include compound identifi-
associated with gas/solid reactions, precipitation and dissolu-
cation, lattice parameter measurement, orientation of single
tion behavior, oxidation and corrosion, purification of semi-
crystals, and crystal structure determination. Laboratory ex-
conductors, carburizing of steel, formation of p-n junctions
periments to supplement the lectures. Prerequisites:
and other important materials systems. Prerequisite: MTGN351.
PHGN200/210 and SYGN202. 3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 4
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
semester hours.
MTGN381. INTRODUCTION TO PHASE EQUILIBRIA
MTGN334/CHEN334. CHEMICAL PROCESSING OF
IN MATERIALS SYSTEMS (I) Review of the concepts of
MATERIALS (II) Development and application of funda-
chemical equilibrium and derivation of the Gibbs Phase
mental principles related to the processing of metals and ma-
Rule. Application of the Gibbs Phase Rule to interpreting
terials by thermochemical and aqueous and fused salt
one, two and three component Phase Equilibrium Diagrams.
electrochemical/chemical routes. The course material is pre-
Application to alloy and ceramic materials systems. Empha-
sented within the framework of a formalism that examines
sis on the evolution of phases and their amounts and the
the physical chemistry, thermodynamics, reaction mecha-
resulting microstructural development. Prerequisite/
nisms and kinetics inherent to a wide selection of chemical-
Co-requisite: MTGN351. 2 hours lecture; 2 semester hours.
processing systems. This general formalism provides for a
MTGN390/EGGN390. MATERIALS AND MANUFAC-
transferable knowledge-base to other systems not specifically
TURING PROCESSES (I, II, S) Engineering materials and
covered in the course. Prerequisite: MTGN272, MTGN351
the manufacturing processes used in their conversion into a
and EPIC251. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
product or structure as critical considerations in design. Prop-
MTGN340. COOPERATIVE EDUCATION (I, II, S) Super-
erties, characteristics, typical selection criteria, and applica-
vised, full-time, engineering-related employment for a con-
tions are reviewed for ferrous and nonferrous metals, plastics
tinuous six-month period (or its equivalent) in which specific
and composites. Characteristics, features, and economics of
educational objectives are achieved. Prerequisite: Second-
basic shaping operations are addressed with regard to their
semester sophomore status and a cumulative grade-point
limitations and applications and the types of processing
average of at least 2.00. 1 to 3 semester hours. Cooperative
equipment available. Related technology such as measure-
Education credit does not count toward graduation except
ment and inspection procedures, numerical control systems
under special conditions. Repeatable.
and automated operations are introduced concomitantly. Pre-
requisite: EGGN320 and SYGN202 or Consent of Instructor.
MTGN348/CHEN348. MICROSTRUCTURAL DEVELOP-
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
MENT (II) (WI) An introduction to the relationships be-
tween microstructure and properties of materials, with
MTGN398. SPECIAL TOPICS IN METALLURGICAL
emphasis on metallic and ceramic systems; Fundamentals of
AND MATERIALS ENGINEERING (I, II) Pilot course or
imperfections in crystalline materials on material behavior;
special topics course. Topics chosen from special interests of
Recrystallization and grain growth; Strengthening mecha-
instructor(s) and student(s). The course topic is generally
nisms: Grain refinement, Solid solution strengthening, Pre-
offered only once. Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor. 1 to 3
cipitation strengthening, and Microstructural strengthening;
semester hours. Repeatable for credit under different titles.
and Phase transformations. Prerequisite: MTGN311 and
MTGN399. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Independent
MTGN351.
work leading to a comprehensive report. This work may take
3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 4 semester hours..
the form of conferences, library, and laboratory work. Choice
MTGN351. METALLURGICAL AND MATERIALS
of problem is arranged between student and a specific Depart-
THERMODYNAMICS (I) Applications of thermodynamics
ment faculty-member. Prerequisite: Selection of topic with
in extractive and physical metallurgy and materials science.
consent of faculty supervisor; “Independent Study Form”
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must be completed and submitted to Registrar. 1 to 3 semes-
contact with materials of construction. Prerequisite: Consent
ter hours. Repeatable for credit.
of Instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
Senior Year
MTGN419/MLGN519. NON-CRYSTALLINE MATERIALS
MTGN403. SENIOR THESIS (I, II) Two semester individ-
(II) Introduction to the principles of glass science-and-
ual research under the direction of members of the Metallur-
engineering and non-crystalline materials in general. Glass
gical and Materials Engineering faculty. Work may include
formation, structure, crystallization and properties will be
library and laboratory research on topics of relevance. Oral
covered, along with a survey of commercial glass composi-
presentation will be given at the end of the second semester
tions, manufacturing processes and applications. Prerequi-
and written thesis submitted to the committee for evaluation.
sites: MTGN311 or MLGN501, MLGN512/MTGN412, or
Prerequisites: Senior standing in the Department of Metallur-
Consent of Instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
gical and Materials Engineering and Consent of Department
MTGN422. PROCESS ANALYSIS AND DEVELOPMENT
Head. 3 hours per semester. Repeatable for credit to a maxi-
(II) Aspects of process development, plant design and man-
mum of 6 hours.
agement. Prerequisite: MTGN334. Co-requisite: MTGN424
MTGN412/MLGN512. CERAMIC ENGINEERING (I)
or Consent of Instructor. 2 hours lecture; 2 semester hours.
Application of engineering principles to nonmetallic and
MTGN424. PROCESS ANALYSIS AND DEVELOPMENT
ceramic materials. Processing of raw materials and produc-
LABORATORY (II) Projects to accompany the lectures in
tion of ceramic bodies, glazes, glasses, enamels, and cements.
MTGN422. Prerequisite: MTGN422 or Consent of Instructor.
Firing processes and reactions in glass bonded as well as me-
3 hours lab; 1 semester hour.
chanically bonded systems. Prerequisite: MTGN348. 3 hours
MTGN430. PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY OF IRON AND
lecture; 3 semester hours.
STEELMAKING (I) Physical chemistry principles of blast
MTGN414/MLGN544. PROCESSING OF CERAMICS (II)
furnace and direct reduction production of iron and refining
Principles of ceramic processing and the relationship be-
of iron to steel. Discussion of raw materials, productivity,
tween processing and microstructure. Raw materials and
impurity removal, deoxidation, alloy additions, and ladle
raw materials preparation, forming and fabrication, thermal
metallurgy. Prerequisite: MTGN334. 3 hours lecture; 3 se-
processing, and finishing of ceramic materials will be cov-
mester hours.
ered. Principles will be illustrated by case studies on specific
MTGN431. HYDRO- AND ELECTRO-METALLURGY (I)
ceramic materials. A project to design a ceramic fabrication
Physicochemical principles associated with the extraction
process is required. Field trips to local ceramic manufactur-
and refining of metals by hydro- and electrometallurgical
ing operations. Prerequisite: MTGN311 or consent of the in-
techniques. Discussion of unit processes in hydrometallurgy,
structor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
electrowinning, and electrorefining. Analysis of integrated
MTGN415/MLGN515. ELECTRICAL PROPERTIES AND
flowsheets for the recovery of nonferrous metals. Prerequi-
APPLICATIONS OF MATERIALS (II) Survey of the elec-
sites: MTGN334, MTGN351 and MTGN352. Co-requisite:
trical properties of materials, and the applications of materi-
MTGN461, MTGN433 or Consent of Instructor. 2 hours
als as electrical circuit components. The effects of chemistry,
lecture; 2 semester hours.
processing and microstructure on the electrical properties.
MTGN432. PYROMETALLURGY (II) Extraction and re-
Functions, performance requirements and testing methods of
fining of metals including emerging practices. Modifications
materials for each type of circuit component. General topics
driven by environmental regulations and by energy mini-
covered are conductors, resistors, insulators, capacitors,
mization. Analysis and design of processes and the impact of
energy converters, magnetic materials and integrated
economic constraints. Prerequisite: MTGN334. 3 hours lec-
circuits. Prerequisites: PHGN200, MTGN311 or MLGN501,
ture; 3 semester hours.
or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
MTGN433. HYDRO- AND ELECTRO-METALLURGY
MTGN416/MLGN516. PROPERTIES OF CERAMICS (II)
LABORATORY (I) Experiments designed to supplement the
Survey of the properties of ceramic materials and how these
lectures in MTGN431. Co-requisite: MTGN431 or Consent
properties are determined by the chemical structure (compo-
of Instructor. 3 hours lab; 1 semester hours.
sition), crystal structure, and the microstructure of crystalline
ceramics and glasses. Thermal, optical, and mechanical prop-
MTGN434. DESIGN AND ECONOMICS OF METALLUR-
erties of single-phase and multiphase ceramics, including
GICAL PLANTS (II) Design of metallurgical processing
composites, are covered. Prerequisites: PHGN200, MTGN311
systems. Methods for estimating process costs and profitabil-
or MLGN501, MTGN4l2 or Consent of Instructor. 3 hours
ity. Performance, selection, and design of process equipment.
lecture, 3 semester hours.
Integration of process units into a working plant and its eco-
nomics, construction, and operation. Market research and
MTGN417. REFRACTORY MATERIALS (I) Refractory
surveys. Prerequisites: DCGN209, MTGN351 or Consent of
materials in metallurgical construction. Oxide phase dia-
Instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
grams for analyzing the behavior of metallurgical slags in
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MTGN436. CONTROL AND INSTRUMENTATION OF
rosion control including cathodic and anodic protection and
METALLURGICAL PROCESSES (II) Analysis of processes
coatings. Examples, from various industries, of corrosion
for metal extraction and refining using classical and direct-
problems and solutions. Prerequisite: DCGN209. 3 hours
search optimization methods and classical process control
lecture; 3 semester hours
with the aid of chemical functions and thermodynamic trans-
MTGN452. CERAMIC AND METAL MATRIX COMPOS-
fer operations. Examples from processes in physicochemical
ITES Introduction to the synthesis, processing, structure,
and physical metallurgy. Prerequisite: MTGN334 or Consent
properties and performance of ceramic and metal matrix
of Instructor. Co-requisite: MTGN438 or Consent of Instruc-
composites. Survey of various types of composites, and cor-
tor. 2 hours lecture; 2 semester hours.
relation between processing, structural architecture and prop-
MTGN438. CONTROL AND INSTRUMENTATION OF
erties. Prerequisites: MTGN272, MTGN311, MTGN348,
METALLURGICAL PROCESSES LABORATORY (II)
MTGN351. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours
Experiments designed to supplement the lectures in
MTGN453. PRINCIPLES OF INTEGRATED CIRCUIT
MTGN436. Prerequisite: MTGN436 or Consent of
PROCESSING (I) Introduction to the electrical conductivity
Instructor. 3 hours lab; 1 semester hour.
of semiconductor materials; qualitative discussion of active
MTGN442. ENGINEERING ALLOYS (II) This course is
semiconductor devices; discussion of the steps in integrated
intended to be an important component of the physical metal-
circuit fabrication; detailed investigation of the materials sci-
lurgy sequence, to reinforce and integrate principles from
ence and engineering principles involved in the various steps
earlier courses, and enhance the breadth and depth of under-
of VLSI device fabrication; a presentation of device packag-
standing of concepts in a wide variety of alloy systems.
ing techniques and the processes and principles involved.
Metallic systems considered include iron and steels, copper,
Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semes-
aluminum, titanium, superalloys, etc. Phase stability, micro-
ter hours.
structural evolution and structure/property relationships are
MTGN456. ELECTRON MICROSCOPY (II) Introduction
emphasized. Prerequisite: MTGN348 or Consent of Instruc-
to electron optics and the design and application of transmis-
tor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
sion and scanning electron microscopes. Interpretation of
MTGN445/MLGN505*. MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF
images produced by various contrast mechanisms. Electron
MATERIALS (I) (WI) Mechanical properties and relation-
diffraction analysis and the indexing of electron diffraction
ships. Plastic deformation of crystalline materials. Relation-
patterns. Prerequisite: MTGN311 or Consent of Instructor.
ships of microstructures to mechanical strength. Fracture,
Co-requisite: MTGN458. 2 hours lecture; 2 semester hours.
creep, and fatigue. Laboratory sessions devoted to advanced
MTGN458. ELECTRON MICROSCOPY LABORATORY
mechanical-testing techniques to illustrate the application of
(II) Laboratory exercises to illustrate specimen preparation
the fundamentals presented in the lectures. Prerequisite:
techniques, microscope operation, and the interpretation of
MTGN348. 3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 4/3* semester hours.
images produced from a variety of specimens, and to supple-
*This is a 3 semester-hours graduate-course in the Materials
ment the lectures in MTGN456. Co-requisite: MTGN456.
Science Program (ML) and a 4 semester-hours undergradu-
3 hours lab; 1 semester hour.
ate-course in the MTGN program.
MTGN461. TRANSPORT PHENOMENA AND REACTOR
MTGN450/MLGN550. STATISTICAL PROCESS CON-
DESIGN FOR METALLURGICAL-AND-MATERIALS
TROL AND DESIGN OF EXPERIMENTS (I) Introduction
ENGINEERS (I) Introduction to the conserved-quantities:
to statistical process control, process capability analysis and
momentum, heat, and mass transfer, and application of chem-
experimental design techniques. Statistical process control
ical kinetics to elementary reactor-design. Examples from
theory and techniques developed and applied to control
materials processing and process metallurgy. Molecular
charts for variables and attributes involved in process control
transport properties: viscosity, thermal conductivity, and
and evaluation. Process capability concepts developed and
mass diffusivity of materials encountered during processing
applied to the evaluation of manufacturing processes. Theory
operations. Uni-directional transport: problem formulation
of designed experiments developed and applied to full fac-
based on the required balance of the conserved- quantity ap-
torial experiments, fractional factorial experiments, screening
plied to a control-volume. Prediction of velocity, temperature
experiments, multilevel experiments and mixture experi-
and concentration profiles. Equations of change: continuity,
ments. Analysis of designed experiments by graphical and
motion, and energy. Transport with two independent variables
statistical techniques. Introduction to computer software for
(unsteady-state behavior). Interphase transport: dimensionless
statistical process control and for the design and analysis of
correlations friction factor, heat, and mass transfer coefficients.
experiments. Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor. 3 hours lec-
Elementary concepts of radiation heat-transfer. Flow behavior
ture, 3 semester hours.
in packed beds. Design equations for: Continuous- Flow/
MTGN451. CORROSION ENGINEERING (II) Principles
Batch Reactors with Uniform Dispersion and Plug Flow
of electrochemistry. Corrosion mechanisms. Methods of cor-
Reactors. Digital computer methods for the design of metal-
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lurgical systems. Laboratory sessions devoted to: Tutorials/
ance, high temperature service, cryogenic service, vacuum
Demonstrations to facilitate the understanding of concepts
systems, automotive systems, electronic and optical systems,
related to selected topics; and, Projects with the primary focus
high strength/weight ratios, recycling, economics and safety
on the operating principles and use of modern electronic-
issues. Materials investigated include mature and emergent
instrumentation for measurements on lab-scale systems in
metallic, ceramic and composite systems used in the manu-
conjunction with correlation and prediction strategies for
facturing and fabrication industries. Student-team design-
analysis of results. Prerequisites: MATH225, MTGN334 and
activities including oral- and written–reports. Prerequisite:
MTGN352. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
MTGN351, MTGN352, MTGN445 and MTGN461 or Con-
MTGN462/ESGN462. SOLID WASTE MINIMIZATION
sent of Instructor. 1 hour lecture, 6 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
AND RECYCLING (I) This course will examine, using case
MTGN475. METALLURGY OF WELDING (I) Introduc-
studies, how industry applies engineering principles to mini-
tion to welding processes - - thermal aspects; Selection of
mize waste formation and to meet solid waste recycling chal-
filler metals; Stresses; Stress relief and annealing; Pre- and
lenges. Both proven and emerging solutions to solid waste
post-weld heat treating; Weld defects; Welding ferrous and
environmental problems, especially those associated with
nonferrous alloys; Weld metal phase transformations; Metal-
metals, will be discussed. Prerequisites: EGGN/ESGN353,
lurgical evaluation of resulting weld microstructures and
EGGN/ESGN354, and ESGN302/CHGN403 or Consent of
properties; and Welding tests. Prerequisite: MTGN348.
Instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
Co-requisite MTGN477. 2 hours lecture; 2 semester hours.
MTGN463. POLYMER ENGINEERING (I) Introduction to
MTGN477. METALLURGY OF WELDING LABORATORY
the structure and properties of polymeric materials, their
(I) Experiments designed to supplement the lectures in
deformation and failure mechanisms, and the design and
MTGN475. Prerequisite: MTGN475. 3 hours lab; 1 semester
fabrication of polymeric end items. Molecular and crystallo-
hour.
graphic structures of polymers will be developed and related
MTGN498. SPECIAL TOPICS IN METALLURGICAL
to the elastic, viscoelastic, yield and fracture properties of
AND MATERIALS ENGINEERING (I, II) Pilot course or
polymeric solids and reinforced polymer composites. Em-
special topics course. Topics chosen from special interests of
phasis on forming and joining techniques for end-item fabri-
instructor(s) and student(s). The course topic is generally
cation including: extrusion, injection molding, reaction
offered only once. Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor. 1 to 3
injection molding, thermoforming, and blow molding. The
semester hours. Repeatable for credit under different titles.
design of end-items in relation to: materials selection, manu-
MTGN499. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Independent
facturing engineering, properties, and applications. Prerequi-
advanced-work leading to a comprehensive report. This work
site: Consent of Instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
may take the form of conferences, library, and laboratory
MTGN464. FORGING AND FORMING (II) Introduction
work. Selection of problem is arranged between student and
to plasticity. Survey and analysis of working operations of
a specific Department faculty-member. Prerequisite: Selec-
forging, extrusion, rolling, wire drawing and sheet-metal
tion of topic with consent of faculty supervisor; “Independent
forming. Metallurgical structure evolution during working.
Study Form” must be completed and submitted to Registrar.
Prerequisites: EGGN320 and MTGN348 or EGGN350.
1 to 3 semester hours. Repeatable for credit.
2 hours lecture; 3 hours lab, 3 semester hours
MTGN465. MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF CERAMICS
Mechanical properties of ceramics and ceramic-based com-
posites; brittle fracture of solids; toughening mechanisms in
composites; fatigue, high temperature mechanical behavior,
including fracture, creep deformation. Prerequisites:
MTGN445, MTGN412 or consent of instructor. 3 hours lec-
ture; 3 semester hours. (Spring.)
MTGN466. MATERIALS DESIGN: SYNTHESIS, CHAR-
ACTERIZATION AND SELECTION (II) (WI) Application
of fundamental materials-engineering principles to the design
of systems for extraction and synthesis, and to the selection
of materials. Systems covered range from those used for met-
allurgical processing to those used for processing of emer-
gent materials. Microstructural design, characterization and
properties evaluation provide the basis for linking synthesis
to applications. Selection criteria tied to specific require-
ments such as corrosion resistance, wear and abrasion resist-
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Mining Engineering
The program leading to the degree Bachelor of Science
in Mining Engineering is accredited by the Engineering
KADRI DAGDELEN, Professor and Interim Department Head
Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for
UGUR OZBAY, Professor
Engineering and Technology, 111 Market Place, Suite 1050,
LEVENT OZDEMIR, Professor and Director of Earth Mechanics
Baltimore, MD 21202-4012, telephone (410) 347-7700.
Institute
TIBOR G. ROZGONYI, Professor
Program Educational Objectives (Bachelor of
MARK KUCHTA, Associate Professor
Science in Mining Engineering)
HUGH MILLER, Associate Professor
In addition to contributing toward achieving the educa-
MASAMI NAKAGAWA, Associate Professor
tional objectives described in the CSM Graduate profile and
MANOHAR ARORA, Senior Lecturer
the ABET Accreditation Criteria, the educational objectives
VILEM PETR, Research Associate Professor
which the Mining Engineering Department aspires to accom-
Program Description
plish can be seen in the attributes of our graduates. The grad-
Mining engineering is a broad profession, which embraces
uate is equipped with:
all required activities to facilitate the recovery of valuable
uA sound knowledge in the required basic sciences and
minerals and products from the earth’s crust for the benefit
engineering fundamentals;
of humanity. It is one of the oldest engineering professions,
uKnowledge and experience in the application of engi-
which continues to grow in importance. It has often been
neering principles to the exploitation of earth’s
said: “If it was not grown in the field or fished out of the
resources and construction of earth (rock) systems in
water, then it must have been mined.” An adequate supply of
an engineering systems orientation and setting;
mineral products at competitive prices is the life-blood of the
continuing growth of industrialized nations and the founda-
uAbility to solve complex mining and earth systems
tion of the progress for the developing countries.
related problems;
The function of the mining engineer is to apply knowledge
uCapability for team work and decision making;
of pertinent scientific theory, engineering fundamentals, and
uAppreciation of the global role of minerals in the
improved technology to recover natural resources. Mining is a
changing world;
world-wide activity involving the extraction of non-metallics,
uDesire for continuing education, intellectual and profes-
metal ores of all kinds, and solid fuel and energy sources
sional development, analysis and creativity;
such as coal and nuclear materials. In addition to mineral
extraction, the skills of mining engineers are also needed in a
uSelf confidence and articulation, with high professional
variety of fields where the earth’s crust is utilized, such as the
and ethical standards.
underground construction industry. The construction industry,
Curriculum
with its requirements of developing earth (rock) systems,
The mining engineering curriculum is devised to facilitate
tunnels and underground chambers, and the hazardous waste
the widest employability of CSM graduates. The curriculum is
disposal industry are examples of such applications. These
based on scientific engineering and geologic fundamentals and
are expanding needs, with a shortage of competent people;
the application of these fundamentals to design and operate
the mining engineer is well qualified to meet these needs.
mines and to create structures in rock and prepare mine prod-
ucts for the market. To achieve this goal, the curriculum is
The importance of ecological and environmental planning
designed to ensure that the graduates:
is recognized and given significant attention in all aspects of
the mining engineering curriculum.
ubecome broad based mining engineers who can tackle
the problems of both hard and soft rock mining,
CSM mining engineering students study the principles and
regardless of whether the mineral deposit requires
techniques of mineral exploration, and underground and sur-
surface or underground methods of extraction,
face mining operations, as well as, mineral processing
technologies. Studies include rock mechanics, rock fragmen-
uhave an opportunity, through elective courses, to spe-
tation, plant and mine design, mine ventilation, surveying,
cialize in one or more aspects of the mining engineer-
valuation, industrial hygiene, mineral law, mine safety, com-
ing profession,
puting, mineral processing, solution mining and operations
uare interested in an academic or research career, or wish
research. Throughout the mining engineering curriculum, a
to pursue employment in related fields, have a suffi-
constant effort is made to maintain a balance between theo-
ciently sound scientific and engineering foundation to
retical principles and their engineering applications. The
do so effectively.
mining engineering graduate is qualified for positions in en-
This purpose permeates both the lower and upper divi-
gineering, supervision, and research.
sion courses. Another important aspect of the curriculum is
the development of the students’ capabilities to be team
members, with the added objective of preparing them for leader-
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ship in their professional life. The curriculum focuses on the
Minor Programs
application of engineering principles to solving problems, in
The Mining Engineering Department offers two minor
short, engineering design in an earth systems approach.
programs; the traditional mining engineering program for
Degree Requirements (Mining Engineering)
non-mining majors and in explosive engineering.
Sophomore Year Fall Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
Mining Engineering Minor
MATH213 Calc. for Scientists & Engn’rs III
4
4
The minor program in mining engineering requires stu-
PHGN200 Physics II
3.5
3
4.5
dents to take MNGN210, Introduction to Mining, 3 credit
EBGN201 Principles of Economics
3
3
DCGN241 Statics
3
3
hours, two from the following three courses; MNGN312,
EPIC251 Design II
2
3
3
Surface Mine Design, MNGN314, Underground Mine
PAGN201 Physical Education III
2
0.5
Design or MNGN316, Coal Mining Methods and Design
Total
18
plus nine credit hours of other courses from mining engi-
Sophomore Year Spring Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
neering. The list of available courses can be found in the
EGGN351 Fluid Mechanics
3
3
mining engineering department office.
MATH225 Differential Equations
3
3
Area of Specialization in mining engineering (12 credit
MNGN210 Introductory Mining
3
3
hours of course work) is also available and should be dis-
SYGN200 Human Systems
3
3
MNGN317 Dynamics for Mn. Engs.
1
1
cussed with a faculty member in the mining engineering
EGGN320 Mechanics of Materials
3
3
department and approved by the Department Head.
PAGN202 Physical Education IV
2
0.5
Explosive Engineering Minor
Total
16.5
Program Advisor: Dr. Vilem Petr
Summer Field Session
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
There are very few academic explosive engineering pro-
MNGN308 Mine Safety
1
1
grams world wide. In fact, Colorado School of Mines is the
MNGN300 Summer Field Session
3
Total
4
only educational institution that offers an explosive engi-
neering minor program in the U.S.A. Developed in the
Junior Year Fall Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
CSM tradition of combining academic education with
EGGN371 Engineering Thermodynamics
3
3
MNGN309 Mine Engineering Lab
8
2
hands-on experience, this minor program will prepare stu-
MNGN312 Surface Mine Design
2
3
3
dents for new and developing applications involving the use
MNGN321 Introductory Rock Mechanics
2
3
3
of explosives in the mining and materials engineering,
GEOL310 Earth Materials and Resources
4
4
underground construction, oil and gas operations, demoli-
Free Elective
3
3
tion, homeland security, military, forensic investigations,
Total
18
manufacturing and material synthesis.
Junior Year Spring Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
With the proper program development of courses and
DCGN381 Electrical Circuits, Elec. & Pwr
3
3
basic knowledge in explosive engineering, students enrolled
LAIS/EBGN H&SS Elective I
3
3
MNGN314 Underground Mine Design
3
3
in this program will discover and gain insight into the excit-
MNGN316 Coal Mining Methods and Design
2
3
3
ing industrial applications of explosives, selection of explo-
GEOL311 Structural Geology
2
2
sives, and the correct and safe use of the energetic materials.
Free Elective
3
3
With the help of the program advisor, the students will
Total
17
design and select the proper course sequence and complete a
Senior Year Fall Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
hands-on research project under the supervision of a faculty
MNGN408 Underground Design and Const.
2
2
advisor
MNGN414 Mine Plant Design
2
3
3
MNGN428 Mining Eng. Design Report I
3
1
Description of Courses
MNGN438 Geostatistics
2
3
3
Freshman Year
MNGN322/323 Intro. to Mineral Processing
3
2
3
MNGN198. SPECIAL TOPICS IN MINING ENGINEER-
LAIS/EBGN H&SS Elective II
3
3
ING (I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics
Free Elective
3
3
chosen from special interests of instructor(s) and student(s).
Total
18
Usually the course is offered only once. Prerequisite: Instruc-
Senior Year Spring Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
tor consent. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours. Repeatable
MNGN429 Mining Eng. Design Report II
3
2
for credit under different titles.
MNGN433 Mine Systems Analysis I
3
3
MNGN427 Mine Valuation
2
2
MNGN199. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) (WI) Indi-
MNGN424 Mine Ventilation
2
3
3
vidual research or special problem projects supervised by
MNGN410 Excavation Project Management
2
2
a faculty member, also, when a student and instructor agree
LAIS/EBGN H&SS Elective III
3
3
on a subject matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite:
Total
15
Degree Total
139.5
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“Independent Study” form must be completed and submitted
mining system components with emphasis on minimization
to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours. Repeat-
of adverse environmental impact and maximization of effi-
able for credit.
cient use of mineral resources. Ore estimates, unit operations,
Sophomore Year
equipment selection, final pit determinations, short- and long-
MNGN210. INTRODUCTORY MINING (I, II) Survey of
range planning, road layouts, dump planning, and cost esti-
mining and mining economics. Topics include mining law,
mation. Prerequisite: MNGN210 and MNGN300. 2 hours
exploration and sampling, reserve estimation, project evalua-
lecture, 3 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
tion, basic unit operations including drilling, blasting, load-
MNGN316. COAL MINING METHODS (II) (WI) Devoted
ing and hauling, support, shaft sinking and an introduction to
to surface and underground coal mining methods and design.
surface and underground mining methods. Prerequisite:
The surface mining portion emphasizes area-mining methods,
None. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
including pertinent design-related regulations, and over-
MNGN298. SPECIAL TOPICS IN MINING ENGINEER-
burden removal systems. Pit layout, sequencing, overburden
ING (I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics
equipment selection and cost estimation are presented. The
chosen from special interests of instructor(s) and student(s).
underground mining portion emphasizes general mine layout;
Usually the course is offered only once. Prerequisite: Instruc-
detailed layout of continuous, conventional, longwall, and
tor consent. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours. Repeatable
shortwall sections. General cost and manning requirements;
for credit under different titles.
and production analysis. Federal and state health and safety
regulations are included in all aspects of mine layout. Pre-
MNGN299. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) (WI) ) Individ-
requisite: MNGN210. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab, 3 semester
ual research or special problem projects supervised by a fac-
hours
ulty member. When a student and instructor agree on a
subject matter, content, method of assessment, and credit
MNGN321. INTRODUCTION TO ROCK MECHANICS
hours, it must be approved by the Department Head. Prereq-
Physical properties of rock, and fundamentals of rock sub-
uisite: "Independent Study" form must be completed and
stance and rock mass response to applied loads. Principles
submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit
of elastic analysis and stress-strain relationships. Elementary
hours. Repeatable for credit.
principles of the theoretical and applied design of under-
ground openings and pit slopes. Emphasis on practical ap-
MNGN300. SUMMER FIELD SESSION (S) Classroom
plied aspects. Prerequisite: DCGN241 or MNGN317. 2 hours
and field instructions in the theory and practice of surface
lecture, 3 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
and underground mine surveying. Introduction to the applica-
tion of various computer-aided mine design software packages
MNGN333. EXPLOSIVES ENGINEERING I This course
incorporated in upper division mining courses. Prerequisite:
gives students in engineering and applied sciences the oppor-
completion of sophomore year; Duration: first three weeks of
tunity to examine and develop a fundamental knowledge in-
field term; 3 semester hours.
cluding terminology and understanding of explosives science
and engineering concepts. Student learning will be demon-
MNGN317. DYNAMICS FOR MINING ENGINEERS (II)
strated by assignments, quizzes, and exams. Learning assis-
For mining engineering majors only. Absolute and relative
tance will come in the form of multidisciplinary lectures
motions, kinetics, work-energy, impulse-momentum and
complemented by a few experts’ lectures from government,
angular impulse-momentum. Prerequisite: MATH213/223,
industry and the explosives engineering community. Pre-req-
DCGN241. 1 hour lecture; 1 semester hour.
uisites: none. 3 semester hours.
Junior Year
MNGN340. COOPERATIVE EDUCATION (I, II, S) Super-
MNGN308. MINE SAFETY (I) Causes and prevention of
vised, full-time, engineering-related employment for a con-
accidents. Mine safety regulations. Mine rescue training.
tinuous six-month period (or its equivalent) in which specific
Safety management and organization. Prerequisite: MNGN210.
educational objectives are achieved. Prerequisite: Second
1 hour lecture; 1 semester hour. Taken as the first week of
semester sophomore status and a cumulative grade-point
field session.
average of at least 2.00. 0 to 3 semester hours. Cooperative
MNGN309. MINING ENGINEERING LABORATORY (I,
Education credit does not count toward graduation except
II) Training in practical mine labor functions including: op-
under special conditions.
eration of jackleg drills, jumbo drills, muckers, and LHD ma-
MNGN398. SPECIAL TOPICS IN MINING ENGINEER-
chines. Training stresses safe operation of equipment and
ING (I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics
safe handling of explosives. Introduction to front-line man-
chosen from special interests of instructor(s) and student(s).
agement techniques. Prerequisite: MNGN210, MNGN308 or
Usually the course is offered only once. Prerequisite: Instruc-
consent of instructor. 2 semester hours.
tor consent. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours. Repeatable
MNGN312. SURFACE MINE DESIGN (I) (WI) Analysis
for credit under different titles.
of elements of surface mine operation and design of surface
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MNGN399. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) (WI) Individ-
support types and selection of support for underground exca-
ual research or special problem projects supervised by a fac-
vations. Use of numerical models for design of shafts, tun-
ulty member. When a student and instructor agree on a
nels and large chambers. Prerequisite: Instructor’s consent.
subject matter, content, method of assessment, and credit
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours. Offered in odd years.
hours, it must be approved by the Department Head. Prereq-
MNGN407. ROCK FRAGMENTATION (II) Theory and
uisite: "Independent Study" form must be completed and
application of rock drilling, rock boring, explosives, blasting,
submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit
and mechanical rock breakage. Design of blasting rounds,
hours. Repeatable for credit.
applications to surface and underground excavation. Pre-
Senior Year
requisite: DCGN241 concurrent enrollment or instructors con-
MNGN314. UNDERGROUND MINE DESIGN (II) Selec-
sent. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
tion, design, and development of most suitable underground
MNGN408 UNDERGROUND DESIGN AND CONSTRUC-
mining methods based upon the physical and the geological
TION (I) Soil and rock engineering applied to underground
properties of mineral deposits (metallics and nonmetallics),
civil works. Tunneling and the construction of underground
conservation considerations, and associated environmental
openings for power facilities, water conveyance, transporta-
impacts. Reserve estimates, development and production
tion, and waste disposal; design, excavation and support of
planning, engineering drawings for development and extrac-
underground openings. Emphasis on consulting practice, case
tion, underground haulage systems, and cost estimates.
studies, geotechnical design, and construction methods. Pre-
Prerequisite: MNGN210. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 3 se-
requisite: EGGN361 OR MNGN321, or Instructor’s consent.
mester hours.
2 hours of lecture; 2 semester hours.
MNGN322/323. INTRODUCTION TO MINERAL PRO-
MNGN410. EXCAVATION PROJECT MANAGEMENT (II)
CESSING AND LABORATORY (I) Principles and practice
Successful implementation and management of surface and
of crushing, grinding, size classification; mineral concentra-
underground construction projects, preparation of contract
tion technologies including magnetic and electrostatic sepa-
documents, project bidding and estimating, contract awarding
ration, gravity separation, and flotation. Sedimentation,
and notice to proceed, value engineering, risk management,
thickening, filtration and product drying as well as tailings
construction management and dispute resolution, evaluation
disposal technologies are included. The course is open to all
of differing site conditions claims. Prerequisite: MNGN 210
CSM students. Prerequisite: PHGN200/210, MATH213/223.
or Instructor’s consent, 2-hour lecture, 2 semester hours.
2 hours lecture; 3 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
MNGN414. MINE PLANT DESIGN (I) Analysis of mine
MNGN404. TUNNELING (I) Modern tunneling techniques.
plant elements with emphasis on design. Materials handling,
Emphasis on evaluation of ground conditions, estimation of
dewatering, hoisting, belt conveyor and other material han-
support requirements, methods of tunnel driving and boring,
dling systems for underground mines. Prerequisite: MNGN312,
design systems and equipment, and safety. Prerequisite:
MNGN314 or Instructor’s consent. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours
None. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
lab; 3 semester hour.
MNGN405. ROCK MECHANICS IN MINING (I) The
MNGN418. ADVANCED ROCK MECHANICS Analytical
course deals with the rock mechanics aspect of design of
and numerical modeling analysis of stresses and displacements
mine layouts developed in both underground and surface.
induced around engineering excavations in rock. In-situ
Underground mining sections includes design of coal and
stress. Rock failure criteria. Complete load deformation
hard rock pillars, mine layout design for tabular and massive
behavior of rocks. Measurement and monitoring techniques
ore bodies, assessment of caving characteristics of ore bodies,
in rock mechanics. Principles of design of excavation in
performance and application of backfill, and phenomenon of
rocks. Analytical, numerical modeling and empirical design
rock burst and its alleviation. Surface mining portion covers
methods. Probabilistic and deterministic approaches to rock
rock mass characterization, failure modes of slopes excavated
engineering designs. Excavation design examples for shafts,
in rock masses, probabilistic and deterministic approaches to
tunnels, large chambers and mine pillars. Seismic loading of
design of slopes, and remedial measures for slope stability
structures in rock. Phenomenon of rock burst and its allevia-
problems. Prerequisite: MNGN321 or equivalent. 3 hours
tion. Prerequisite: MNGN321 or Instructor’s consent. 3 hours
lecture; 3 semester hours.
lecture; 3 semester hours.
MNGN406. DESIGN AND SUPPORT OF UNDERGROUND
MNGN421. DESIGN OF UNDERGROUND EXCAVATIONS
EXCAVATIONS Design of underground excavations and
(II) Design of underground openings in competent and
support. Analysis of stress and rock mass deformations
broken ground using rock mechanics principles. Rock bolting
around excavations using analytical and numerical methods.
design and other ground support methods. Coal, evaporite,
Collections, preparation, and evaluation of in situ and labora-
metallic and nonmetallic deposits included. Prerequisite:
tory data for excavation design. Use of rock mass rating sys-
MNGN321, concurrent enrollment or Instructor’s consent.
tems for site characterization and excavation design. Study of
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
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MNGN422/522. FLOTATION Science and engineering
mentals applications coverage is about 1:1. Prerequisite: In-
governing the practice of mineral concentration by flotation.
structor’s consent. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
Interfacial phenomena, flotation reagents, mineral-reagent
MNGN433. MINE SYSTEMS ANALYSIS I (II) Applica-
interactions, and zeta-potential are covered. Flotation circuit
tion of statistics, systems analysis, and operations research
design and evaluation as well as tailings handling are also
techniques to mineral industry problems. Laboratory work
covered. The course also includes laboratory demonstrations
using computer techniques to improve efficiency of mining
of some fundamental concepts. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester
operations. Prerequisite: Senior or graduate status. 2 hours
hours.
lecture, 3 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
MNGN423. FLOTATION LABORATORY (I) Experiments
MNGN434. PROCESS ANALYSIS Projects to accompany
to accompany the lectures in MNGN422. Co-requisite:
the lectures in MNGN422. Prerequisite: MNGN422 or In-
MNGN421 or Instructor's consent.. 3 hours lab; 1 semester
structor’s consent. 3 hours lab; 1 semester hour.
hour.
MNGN436. UNDERGROUND COAL MINE DESIGN (II)
MNGN424. MINE VENTILATION (II) Fundamentals of
Design of an underground coal mine based on an actual coal
mine ventilation, including control of gas, dust, temperature,
reserve. This course shall utilize all previous course material
and humidity; ventilation network analysis and design of
in the actual design of an underground coal mine. Ventilation,
systems. Prerequisite: EGGN351, EGGN371 and MNGN314
materials handling, electrical transmission and distribution,
or Instructor’s consent. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 3 semes-
fluid mechanics, equipment selection and application, mine
ter hours.
plant design. Information from all basic mining survey
MNGN427. MINE VALUATION (II) Course emphasis is on
courses will be used. Prerequisite: MNGN316, MNGN321,
the business aspects of mining. Topics include time valuation
MNGN414, EGGN329 and MNGN381 or MNGN384. Con-
of money and interest formulas, cash flow, investment cri-
current enrollment with the Instructor’s consent permitted.
teria, tax considerations, risk and sensitivity analysis, escala-
3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
tion and inflation and cost of capital. Calculation procedures
MNGN438. GEOSTATISTICS (I) Introduction to elemen-
are illustrated by case studies. Computer programs are used.
tary probability theory and its applications in engineering
Prerequisite: Senior in Mining, graduate status or Instructor’s
and sciences; discrete and continuous probability distribu-
consent. 2 hours lecture; 2 semester hours.
tions; parameter estimation; hypothesis testing; linear regres-
MNGN428. MINING ENGINEERING EVALUATION
sion; spatial correlations and geostatistics with emphasis on
AND DESIGN REPORT I (I) (WI) Preparation of phase I
applications in earth sciences and engineering. Prerequisites:
engineering report based on coordination of all previous
MATH112. 2 hours of lecture and 3 hours of lab. 3 semester
work. Includes mineral deposit selection, geologic descrip-
hours.
tion, mining method selection, ore reserve determination, and
MNGN440. EQUIPMENT REPLACEMENT ANALYSIS (I)
permit process outline. Emphasis is on detailed mine design
Introduction to the fundamentals of classical equipment re-
and cost analysis evaluation in preparation for MNGN429.
placement theory. Emphasis on new, practical approaches to
Prerequisitie: EPIC251. 3 hours lab; 1 semester hour.
equipment replacement decision making. Topics include:
MNGN429. MINING ENGINEERING EVALUATION
operating and maintenance costs, obsolescence factors, tech-
AND DESIGN REPORT II (II) (WI) Preparation of formal
nological changes, salvage, capital investments, minimal
engineering report based on all course work in the mining
average annual costs, optimum economic life, infinite and
option. Emphasis is on mine design, equipment selection,
finite planning horizons, replacement cycles, replacement vs.
production scheduling, evaluation and cost analysis. Pre-
expansion, maximization of returns from equipment replace-
requisite: MNGN427, 428. 3 hours lab; 2 semester hours.
ment expenditures. Prerequisite: MNGN427, senior or gradu-
MNGN431. MINING AND METALLURGICAL ENVI-
ate status. 2 hours lecture; 2 semester hours.
RONMENT This course covers studies of the interface
MNGN444. EXPLOSIVES ENGINEERING II This course
between mining and metallurgical process engineering and
gives students in engineering and applied sciences the oppor-
environmental engineering areas. Wastes, effluents and their
tunity to acquire the fundamental concepts of explosives
point sources in mining and metallurgical processes such as
engineering and science applications as they apply to indus-
mineral concentration, value extraction and process metal-
try and real life examples. Students will expand upon their
lurgy are studied in context. Fundamentals of unit operations
MNGN333 knowledge and develop a more advanced knowl-
and unit processes with those applicable to waste and efflu-
edge base including an understanding of the subject as it ap-
ent control, disposal and materials recycling are covered.
plies to their specific project interests. Assignments, quizzes,
Engineering design and engineering cost components are
concept modeling and their project development and presen-
also included for some examples chosen. The ratio of funda-
tation will demonstrate student's progress. Prerequisite: none.
3 hours lecture, 3 semester hours.
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MNGN445/545. ROCK SLOPE ENGINEERING Introduc-
MNGN498. SPECIAL TOPICS IN MINING ENGINEERING
tion to the analysis and design of slopes excavated in rock.
(I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen
Rock mass classification and strength determinations, geo-
from special interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually
logical structural parameters, properties of fracture sets, data
the course is offered only once. Prerequisite: Instructor’s
collection techniques, hydrological factors, methods of
consent. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for
analysis of slope stability, wedge intersections, monitoring
credit under different titles.
and maintenance of final pit slopes, classification of slides.
MNGN499. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) (WI) Individ-
Deterministic and probabilistic approaches in slope design.
ual research or special problem projects supervised by a fac-
Remedial measures. Laboratory and field exercise in slope
ulty member. When a student and instructor agree on a
design. Collection of data and specimens in the field for de-
subject matter, content, method of assessment, and credit
terring physical properties required for slope design. Applica-
hours, it must be approved by the Department Head. Prereq-
tion of numerical modeling and analytical techniques to slope
uisite: "Independent Study" form must be completed and
stability determinations for hard rock and soft rock environ-
submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit
ments. Prerequisite: Instructor’s consent. 3 hours lecture.
hours. Repeatable for credit.
3 semester hours.
MNGN452/552. SOLUTION MINING AND PROCESSING
OF ORES (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. Pre-
requisite: Senior or graduate status; Instructor’s consent.
3 hours lecture, 3 semester hours. Offered in spring.
MNGN460. INDUSTRIAL MINERALS PRODUCTION (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 defi-
nition, quarry planning and design, extraction, and process-
ing 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 lec-
ture; 3 semester hours. Offered in spring.
MNGN482. MINE MANAGEMENT (II) Basic principles
of successful mine management including supervision skills,
administrative policies, industrial and human relations, im-
provement 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 / discussion per week; 3 semester hours.
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Petroleum Engineering
ogy and Geological Engineering and Geophysics), Master of
Science, Master of Engineering, and Doctor of Philosophy
RAMONA M. GRAVES, Professor and Interim Department Head
degrees.
ALI DOGRU, CMG/CSM Reservoir Modeling Professor
To facilitate classroom instruction and the learning experi-
HOSSEIN KAZEMI, Chesebro’ Distinguished Professor
ERDAL OZKAN, Professor
ence, the petroleum engineering faculty recommend that all
CRAIG W. VAN KIRK, Professor
petroleum engineering students have laptops. Recommended
YU-SHU WU, Professor
specifications for the laptops can be obtained from the CSM
ALFRED W. EUSTES III, Associate Professor
Academic Computing & Networking web site.
JENNIFER L. MISKIMINS, Associate Professor
New laboratory and computer equipment added during the
MANIKA PRASAD, Associate Professor
past few years total more than $3 million. The department
DWAYNE A. BOURGOYNE, Assistant Professor
has state-of-the-art laboratories in a wide range of technical
XIAOLONG YIN, Assistant Professor
LINDA BATTALORA, Lecturer
areas, including the following undergraduate labs:
MARK G. MILLER, Lecturer
Computer Laboratory
M.W. SCOGGINS, Research Professor and President
A state-of-the-art computer laboratory is available for
BILLY J. MITCHELL, Professor Emeritus
general use and classroom instruction. Software includes
RICHARD CHRISTIANSEN, Associate Professor Emeritus
more than $5.0 million in donated industry software used by
Program Description
oil and gas companies and research labs around the world.
The primary objectives of petroleum engineering are the
Drilling Simulator Laboratory
environmentally sound exploration, development, evaluation,
Rare on university campuses, this lab contains a computer
and recovery of oil, gas, and other fluids in the earth. Skills
controlled, full-scale, drilling rig simulator. It includes drilling
in this branch of engineering are needed to meet the world’s
controls that can be used to simulate onshore and offshore
ever-increasing demand for hydrocarbon fuel, thermal
drilling operations and well control situations.
energy, and waste and pollution management.
Reservoir Characterization Laboratory
Graduates of the program are in high demand in private
Properties of rock are measured that affect economic
industry, as evidenced by the strong job market and high
development of reservoir resources of oil and gas. Measured
salaries. The petroleum industry offers a wide range of em-
properties include permeability, porosity, and relative per-
ployment opportunities for Petroleum Engineering students
meability. “Hands on” experiences with simple and sophisti-
during summer breaks and after graduation. Exciting experi-
cated equipment are provided.
ences range from field work in producing oil and gas fields
Drilling Field Laboratory
to office jobs in small towns or large cities. Worldwide travel
Modern equipment enables students to evaluate and design
and overseas assignments are available for interested stu-
fluid systems required in drilling operations.
dents. One of our objectives in the Petroleum Engineering
Fluids Characterization Laboratory
Department is to prepare students to succeed in an energy
A variety of properties of fluids from oil and gas reservoirs
industry that is evolving into an industry working with many
are measured for realistic conditions of elevated temperature
energy sources. Besides developing technical competence in
and pressure. This laboratory accentuates principles studied
petroleum engineering, you will learn how your education
in lectures.
can help you contribute to the development of alternative
energy sources. In addition to exciting careers in the petro-
Petroleum Engineering Summer Field Sessions
leum industry, many Petroleum Engineering graduates find
Two summer sessions, one after the completion of the
rewarding careers in the environmental arena, law, medicine,
sophomore year and one after the junior year, are important
business, and many other walks of life.
parts of the educational experience. The first is a two-week
session designed to introduce the student to the petroleum
The department offers semester-abroad opportunities
industry. Petroleum Engineering, a truly unique and exciting
through formal exchange programs with the Petroleum
engineering discipline, can be experienced by visiting petro-
Engineering Department at the Mining University in Leoben,
leum operations. Historically, the areas visited have included
Austria, Technical University in Delft, Holland, and the
Europe, Alaska, Canada, the U.S. Gulf Coast, California, and
University of Adelaide, Adelaide, Australia. Qualified under-
the Midcontinent Rocky Mountain Region.
graduate and graduate students from each school can attend
the other for one semester and receive full transfer credit
The second two-week session, after the junior year, is an in-
back at the home university.
depth study of the Rangely Oil Field and surrounding geology
in Western Colorado. The Rangely Oil Field is the largest oil
Graduate courses emphasize the research aspects of the
field in the Rocky Mountain region and has undergone pri-
profession, as well as advanced engineering applications.
mary, secondary, and enhanced recovery processes. Field trips
Qualified graduate students may earn a Professional Masters
in the area provide the setting for understanding the complex-
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ity of geologic systems and the environmental and safety is-
2. Solid foundation in engineering principles and
sues in the context of reservoir development and management.
practices
It is recommended that all students considering majoring or
Society of Petroleum Engineers’ ABET Program Criteria
minoring in Petroleum Engineering sign up for the elective
Strong petroleum engineering faculty with diverse
course PEGN 102, Introduction to the Petroleum Industry in
backgrounds
the spring semester. Seniors may take 500-level graduate
Technical seminars, field trips, and field sessions
courses that include topics such as drilling, reservoir, and pro-
3. Applied problem solving skills
duction engineering; reservoir simulation and characteriza-
Designing and conducting experiments
tion, and economics and risk analysis.
Analyzing and interpreting data
Problem solving skills in engineering practice
The program leading to the degree Bachelor of Science in
Working real world problems
Petroleum Engineering is accredited by the Engineering
Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for
4. An understanding of ethical, social, environmental,
Engineering and Technology, 111 Market Place, Suite 1050,
and professional responsibilities
Baltimore, MD 21202-4012, telephone (410) 347-7700.
Following established Department and Colorado
School of Mines honor codes
Program Educational Objectives (Bachelor of
Integrating ethical and environmental issues into real
Science in Petroleum Engineering)
world problems
The Mission of the Petroleum Engineering Program has
Awareness of health and safety issues
evolved naturally over time in response to the needs of the
5. Multidisciplinary team skills
graduates; in concert with the Colorado School of Mines
Integrated information and data from multiple sources
Institutional Mission Statement and the Profile of the Future
Critical team skills
Graduate; and in recognition of accreditation requirements
specified by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of
Curriculum
the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology.
All disciplines within petroleum engineering are covered
The Mission of the Petroleum Engineering Program is:
to great depth at the undergraduate and graduate levels, both
in the classroom and laboratory instruction, and in research.
To educate engineers for the worldwide petroleum industry
Specific areas include fundamental fluid and rock behavior,
at the undergraduate and graduate levels, perform research
drilling, formation evaluation, well completions and stimula-
that enhances the state-of-the-art in petroleum technology,
tion, well testing, production operations and artificial lift,
and to serve the industry and public good through profes-
reservoir engineering, supplemental and enhanced oil recov-
sional societies and public service. This mission is achieved
ery, economic evaluation of petroleum projects, environmen-
through proactive leadership in providing a solid foundation
tal and safety issues, and the computer simulation of most of
for both the undergraduate and graduate programs. Students
these topics.
are well prepared for life-long learning, an international and
diverse career, further education, and public service. The pro-
The petroleum engineering student studies mathematics,
gram emphasizes integrated and multi disciplinary teamwork
computer science, chemistry, physics, general engineering,
in classroom instruction and in research, and actively pursues
the humanities, technical communication (including report
interdisciplinary activities with many other CSM depart-
writing, oral presentations, and listening skills), and environ-
ments, particularly the Earth Science/Engineering programs.
mental topics. A unique aspect is the breadth and depth of the
total program structured in a manner that prepares each grad-
In addition to contributing toward achieving the educa-
uate for a successful career from the standpoints of technical
tional objectives described in the CSM Graduate Profile and
competence, managerial abilities, and multidisciplinary expe-
the ABET Accreditation Criteria, individuals interested in the
riences. The needs for continued learning and professional-
Petroleum Engineering program educational objectives are
ism are stressed.
encouraged to contact faculty, visit the CSM campus, or visit
our website: www.mines.edu. The Petroleum Engineering
The strength of the program comes from the high quality of
program educational objectives can also be found posted in
students and professors. The faculty has expertise in teaching
the hallway outside the department office. The specific educa-
and research in all the major areas of petroleum engineering
tional objectives are outlined below:
listed above. Additionally, the faculty members have signifi-
cant industrial backgrounds that lead to meaningful design
1. Broad education
experiences for the students. Engineering design is taught
CSM design and system courses
throughout the curriculum including a senior design course on
Effective communication
applying the learned skills to real world reservoir development
Skills necessary for diverse and international profes-
and management problems. The senior design course is truly
sional career
multidisciplinary with students and professors from the Petro-
Recognition of need and ability to engage in lifelong
learning
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leum Engineering, Geophysics, and Geology and Geological
PEGN423 Petroleum Reservoir Eng. I
3
3
Engineering departments.
PEGN413 Gas Meas. & Formation Evaluation
6
2
PEGN414 Well Test Analysis and Design
3
3
The program has state-of-the-art facilities and equipment
PEGN422 Econ. & Eval. Oil & Gas Projects
3
3
for laboratory instruction and experimental research. To
Free Elective
3
3
maintain leadership in future petroleum engineering technol-
Total
16
ogy, decision making, and management, computers are incor-
Senior Year Spring Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
porated into every part of the program, from undergraduate
PEGN424 Petroleum Reservoir Eng. II
3
3
instruction through graduate student and faculty research.
PEGN426 Stimulation
3
3
The department is close to oil and gas field operations, oil
PEGN439 Multidisciplinary Design
2
3
3
companies, research laboratories, and geologic outcrops of
LAIS/EBGN H&SS GenEd Restricted Elective III
3
3
nearby producing formations. There are many opportunities
Free Elective
3
3
Total
15
for short field trips and for summer and part-time employ-
ment in the oil and gas industry in the Denver metropolitan
Degree Total
139.5
region or near campus.
Five Year Combined Baccalaureate and Masters
Degree Requirements (Petroleum Engineering)
Degree.
Sophomore Year Fall Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
The Petroleum Engineering Department offers the oppor-
EBGN201 Principles of Economics
3
3
tunity to begin work on a Professional Masters in Petroleum
EPIC251/252 Design II
3
3
Reservoir Systems or Master of Engineering Degree while
DCGN241 Statics
3
3
completing the requirements for the Bachelor’s Degree.
MATH213 Calculus for Scientists & Engn’rs III
4
4
These degrees are of special interest to those planning on
PHGN200 Physics II
3.5
3
4.5
studying abroad or wanting to get a head start on graduate
PAGN201 Physical Education III
2
0.5
education. These combined programs are individualized and
Total
18
a plan of study should be discussed with the student’s aca-
Sophomore Year Spring Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
demic advisor any time after the Sophomore year.
DCGN209 Introduction to Thermodynamics
3
3
EGGN320 Mechanics of Materials
3
3
Description of Courses
PEGN251 Fluid Mechanics
3
3
Freshman Year
PEGN308 Res. Rock Properties
2
3
3
PEGN102. INTRODUCTION TO PETROLEUM INDUSTRY
MATH225 Differential Equations
3
3
(II) A survey of the elements comprising the petroleum
SYGN200 Human Systems
3
3
Total
18
industry-exploration, development, processing, transportation,
distribution, engineering ethics and professionalism. This
Summer Field Session
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
elective course is recommended for all PE majors, minors,
PEGN315 Summer Field Session I
2
2
and other interested students. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
Total
2
Junior Year Fall Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
PEGN198. SPECIAL TOPICS IN PETROLEUM ENGI-
GEOL315 Sedimentology & Stratigraphy
2
3
3
NEERING (I, II) Pilot course or special topics course.
PEGN305 Computational Methods
2
2
Topics chosen from special interests of instructor(s) and stu-
PEGN310 Reservoir Fluid Properties
2
2
dent(s). Usually the course is offered only once. Prerequisite:
PEGN311 Drilling Engineering
3
3
4
Instructor consent. Variable credit; 1 to 6 semester hours.
PEGN419 Well Log Anal. & Formation Eval.
2
3
3
Repeatable for credit under different titles.
LAIS/EBGN H&SS GenEd Restricted Elective I
3
3
PAGN202 Physical Education IV
2
0
.5
PEGN199. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Individual re-
Total
17.5
search or special problem projects supervised by a faculty
member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a sub-
Junior Year Spring Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
ject matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: “Indepen-
GEOL308 Intro. Applied Structural Geology
2
3
3
PEGN438 Geostatistics
2
3
3
dent Study” form must be completed and submitted to the
PEGN361 Well Completions
3
3
Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6 semester hours. Repeatable
PEGN411 Mechanics of Petrol. Production
3
3
for credit under different titles.
LAIS/EBGN H&SS GenEd Restricted Elective II
3
3
Sophomore Year
Free Elective
3
3
PEGN251. FLUID MECHANICS (II) Fundamental course
Total
18
in engineering fluid flow introducing flow in pipelines, sur-
Summer Field Session
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
face facilities and oil and gas wells. Theory and application
PEGN316 Summer Field Session II
2
2
of incompressible and compressible flow, fluid statics, di-
Total
2
mensional analysis, laminar and turbulent flow, Newtonian
Senior Year Fall Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
and non-Newtonian fluids, and two-phase flow. Lecture for-
PEGN481 Petroleum Seminar
2
2
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mat with demonstrations and practical problem solving, coor-
PEGN315. SUMMER FIELD SESSION I (S) This two-
dinated with PEGN 308. Students cannot receive credit for
week course taken after the completion of the sophomore
both PEGN 251 Fluid Mechanics and EGGN351 Fluid Me-
year is designed to introduce the student to oil and gas field
chanics. Prerequisite: MATH213. Co-requisites: PEGN 308,
and other engineering operations. Engineering design prob-
DCGN209, DCGN241. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
lems are integrated throughout the two-week session. On-site
PEGN298. SPECIAL TOPICS IN PETROLEUM ENGI-
visits to various oil field operations in the past included the
NEERING (I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics
Rocky Mountain region, the U.S. Gulf Coast, California,
chosen from special interests of instructor(s) and student(s).
Alaska, Canada and Europe. Topics covered include drilling,
Usually the course is offered only once. Prerequisite: Instruc-
completions, stimulations, surface facilities, production, arti-
tor consent. Variable credit; 1 to 6 semester hours. Repeat-
ficial lift, reservoir, geology and geophysics. Also included
able for credit under different titles.
are environmental and safety issues as related to the petro-
leum industry. Prerequisite: PEGN308. 2 semester hours.
PEGN299. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Individual re-
search or special problem projects supervised by a faculty
PEGN316. SUMMER FIELD SESSION II (S) This two-
member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a sub-
week course is taken after the completion of the junior year.
ject matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: “Indepen-
Emphasis is placed on the multidisciplinary nature of reser-
dent Study” form must be completed and submitted to the
voir management. Field trips in the area provide the opportu-
Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6 semester hours. Repeatable
nity to study eolian, fluvial, lacustrine, near shore, and
for credit under different titles.
marine depositional systems. These field trips provide the
setting for understanding the complexity of each system in
PEGN308. RESERVOIR ROCK PROPERTIES (II) (WI)
the context of reservoir development and management.
Introduction to basic reservoir rock properties and their meas-
Petroleum systems including the source, maturity, and trap-
urements. Topics covered include: porosity, saturations, volu-
ping of hydrocarbons are studied in the context of petroleum
metric equations, land descriptions, trapping mechanism,
exploration and development. Geologic methods incorporat-
pressure and temperature gradients, abnormally pressured
ing both surface and subsurface data are used extensively.
reservoirs. Darcy’s law for linear horizontal and tilted flow,
Prerequisite: PEGN315, PEGN361, PEGN411, PEGN419
radial flow for single phase liquids and gases, multiphase
and GEOL308, GEOL315. 2 semester hours.
flow (relative permeability). Capillary pressure and formation
compressibility are also discussed. This course is designated
PEGN340. COOPERATIVE EDUCATION (I, II, S) Super-
as a writing intensive course (WI). Co-requisites: DCGN241,
vised, full-time, engineering-related employment for a con-
PEGN251. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
tinuous six-month period (or its equivalent) in which specific
educational objectives are achieved. Prerequisite: Second
Junior Year
semester sophomore status and a cumulative grade-point
PEGN305 COMPUTATIONAL METHODS IN PETRO-
average of at least 2.00. 0 to 3 semester hours. Cooperative
LEUM ENGINEERING (I) This course is an introduction to
Education credit does not count toward graduation except
computers and computer programming applied to petroleum
under special conditions.
engineering. Emphasis will be on learning Visual Basic pro-
gramming techniques to solve engineering problems. A toolbox
PEGN350. SUSTAINABLE ENERGY SYSTEMS (I or II) A
of fluid property and numerical techniques will be developed.
sustainable energy system is a system that lets us meet pres-
Prerequisite: MATH213. Co-Requisite: PEGN310. 2 hours
ent energy needs while preserving the ability of future gener-
lecture; 2 semester hours.
ations to meet their needs. Sustainable Energy Systems
introduces undergraduate students to sustainable energy sys-
PEGN310. RESERVOIR FLUID PROPERTIES (I) Proper-
tems that will be available in the 21st century. The course fo-
ties of fluids encountered in petroleum engineering. Phase
cuses on sustainable energy sources, especially renewable
behavior, density, viscosity, interfacial tension, and composi-
energy sources and nuclear energy (e.g., fusion). Students are
tion of oil, gas, and brine systems. Interpreting lab data for
introduced to the existing energy infrastructure, become fa-
engineering applications. Flash calculations with k-values
miliar with finite energy sources, and learn from a study of
and equation of state. Introduction to reservoir simulation
energy supply and demand that sustainable energy systems
software. Prerequisites: DCGN209, PEGN308. Co-requisite:
are needed. The ability to improve energy use efficiency and
PEGN305. 2 hours lecture; 2 semester hours.
the impact of energy sources on the environment are dis-
PEGN311. DRILLING ENGINEERING (I) Study of drilling
cussed. Examples of sustainable energy systems and their ap-
operations, fluid design, hydraulics, drilling contracts, rig se-
plicability to different energy sectors are presented. The
lection, rotary system, well control, bit selection, drill string
course is recommended for students who plan to enter the en-
design, directional drilling, and casing seat selection. Pre-
ergy industry or students who would like an introduction to
requisites: PEGN251, PEGN315, DCGN241. 3 hours lecture,
sustainable energy systems. Prerequisites: EPIC 151 or con-
3 hours lab; 4 semester hours.
sent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
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PEGN361. COMPLETION ENGINEERING (II) (WI) This
Superposition, active and interference tests. Well test design.
class is a continuation from drilling in PEGN311 into com-
Prerequisite: MATH225. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
pletion operations. Topics include casing design, cement
PEGN422. ECONOMICS AND EVALUATION OF OIL
planning, completion techniques and equipment, tubing de-
AND GAS PROJECTS (I) Project economics for oil and gas
sign, wellhead selection, and sand control, and perforation
projects under conditions of certainty and uncertainty. Topics
procedures. This course is designed as a writing intensive
include time value of money concepts, discount rate assump-
course (WI). Prerequisite: PEGN311, EGGN320, and
tions, measures of project profitability, costs, taxes, expected
EPIC251. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
value concept, decision trees, gambler’s ruin, and Monte
PEGN398. SPECIAL TOPICS IN PETROLEUM ENGI-
Carlo simulation techniques. Prerequisite: PEGN438/
NEERING (I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics
MNGN438. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
chosen from special interests of instructor(s) and student(s).
PEGN423. PETROLEUM RESERVOIR ENGINEERING I
Usually the course is offered only once. Prerequisite: Instruc-
(I) Data requirements for reservoir engineering studies.
tor consent. Variable credit; 1 to 6 semester hours. Repeat-
Material balance calculations for normal gas, retrograde gas
able for credit under different titles.
condensate, solution-gas and gas-cap reservoirs with or with-
PEGN399. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Individual re-
out water drive. Primary reservoir performance. Forecasting
search or special problem projects supervised by a faculty
future recoveries by incremental material balance. Prerequi-
member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a sub-
sites: PEGN316, PEGN419 and MACS315 (MACS315 only
ject matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: “Indepen-
for non PE majors). 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
dent Study” form must be completed and submitted to the
PEGN424. PETROLEUM RESERVOIR ENGINEERING II
Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6 semester hours. Repeatable
(II) Reservoir engineering aspects of supplemental recovery
for credit under different titles.
processes. Introduction to liquid-liquid displacement
PEGN411. MECHANICS OF PETROLEUM PRODUCTION
processes, gas-liquid displacement processes, and thermal
(II) Nodal analysis for pipe and formation deliverability in-
recovery processes. Introduction to numerical reservoir
cluding single and multiphase flow. Natural flow and design
simulation, history matching and forecasting. Prerequisite:
of artificial lift methods including gas lift, sucker rod pumps,
PEGN423. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
electrical submersible pumps, and hydraulic pumps. Pre-
PEGN426. WELL COMPLETIONS AND STIMULATION
requisites: PEGN 251, PEGN308, PEGN310, and PEGN311.
(II) Completion parameters; design for well conditions. Skin
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
damage associated with completions and well productivity.
PEGN419/GPGN419. WELL LOG ANALYSIS AND FOR-
Fluid types and properties; characterizations of compatibili-
MATION EVALUATION (I) An introduction to well log-
ties. Stimulation techniques; acidizing and fracturing. Selec-
ging methods, including the relationship between measured
tion of proppants and fluids; types, placement and
properties and reservoir properties. Analysis of log suites for
compatibilities. Estimation of rates, volumes and fracture di-
reservoir size and content. Graphical and analytical methods
mensions. Reservoir considerations in fracture propagation
will be developed to allow the student to better visualize the
and design. Prerequisite: PEGN311, PEGN361, and
reservoir, its contents, and its potential for production. Use of
PEGN411. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
the computer as a tool to handle data, create graphs and log
PEGN428. ADVANCED DRILLING ENGINEERING (II)
traces, and make computations of reservoir parameters is re-
Rotary drilling systems with emphasis on design of drilling
quired. Prerequisite: PEGN308, GPGN302 and GPGN303.
programs, directional and horizontal well planning. This
Co-requisites: PEGN310, GEOL315. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours
elective course is recommended for petroleum engineering
lab; 3 semester hours.
majors interested in drilling. Prerequisite: PEGN311,
Senior Year
PEGN361. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
PEGN413. GAS MEASUREMENT AND FORMATION
PEGN438/MNGN438. GEOSTATISTICS (I & II) Introduc-
EVALUATION LAB (I) (WI) This lab investigates the prop-
tion to elementary probability theory and its applications in
erties of a gas such as vapor pressure, dew point pressure,
engineering and sciences; discrete and continuous probabil-
and field methods of measuring gas volumes. The application
ity distributions; parameter estimation; hypothesis testing;
of well logging and formation evaluation concepts are also
linear regression; spatial correlations and geostatistics with
investigated. This course is designated as a writing intensive
emphasis on applications in earth sciences and engineering.
course (WI). Prerequisites: PEGN308, PEGN310, PEGN419.
Prerequisites: MATH112. 2 hours lecture; 3 hours lab; 3 se-
6 hours lab; 2 semester hours.
mester hours.
PEGN414. WELL TEST ANALYSIS AND DESIGN (I)
PEGN439/GEGN439/GPGN439. MULTIDISCIPLINARY
Solution to the diffusivity equation. Transient well testing:
PETROLEUM DESIGN (II) This is a multidisciplinary de-
build-up, drawdown, multi-rate test analysis for oil and gas.
sign course that integrates fundamentals and design concepts
Flow tests and well deliverabilities. Type curve analysis.
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in geology, geophysics, and petroleum engineering. Students
Physics
work in integrated teams consisting of students from each of
the disciplines. Multiple open-ended design problems in oil
THOMAS E. FURTAK, Professor and Department Head
and gas exploration and field development are assigned. Sev-
REUBEN T. COLLINS, Professor
eral written and oral presentations are made throughout the
UWE GREIFE, Professor
FRANK V. KOWALSKI, Professor
semester. Project economics including risk analysis are an in-
MARK T. LUSK, Professor
tegral part of the course. Prerequisite: PE Majors: GEOL308,
JAMES A. McNEIL, Professor
PEGN316, PEGN422, PEGN423, PEGN414. Concurrent en-
JOHN A. SCALES, Professor
rollment in PEGN424 and PEGN426; GE Majors: GEOL308
JEFF A. SQUIER, Professor
or GEOL309, GEGN438, GEGN316; GP Majors: GPGN302
P. CRAIG TAYLOR, Professor
and GPGN303. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 3 semester
LINCOLN D. CARR, Associate Professor
hours.
CHARLES G. DURFEE, III, Associate Professor
TIMOTHY R. OHNO, Associate Professor
PEGN450. ENERGY ENGINEERING (I or II) Energy
FREDERIC SARAZIN, Associate Professor
Engineering is an overview of energy sources that will be
DAVID M. WOOD, Associate Professor
available for use in the 21st century. After discussing the his-
LAWRENCE R. WIENCKE, Associate Professor
tory of energy and its contribution to society, we survey the
TODD G. RUSKELL, Senior Lecturer
science and technology of energy, including geothermal
CHARLES A. STONE, IV, Senior Lecturer
energy, fossil energy, solar energy, nuclear energy, wind
MATTHEW M. YOUNG, Senior Lecturer
energy, hydro energy, bio energy, energy and the environ-
ALEX T. FLOURNOY, Lecturer
ment, energy and economics, the hydrogen economy, and
PATRICK B. KOHL, Lecturer
energy forecasts. This broad background will give you addi-
H. VINCENT KUO, Lecturer
tional flexibility during your career and help you thrive in an
JOHN U. TREFNY, Professor Emeritus and President Emeritus
F. EDWARD CECIL, University Professor Emeritus
energy industry that is evolving from an industry dominated
JAMES T. BROWN, Professor Emeritus
by fossil fuels to an industry working with many energy
JOHN A. DESANTO, Professor Emeritus
sources. Prerequisite: MATH213, PHGN200. 3 hours lecture;
FRANKLIN D. SCHOWENGERDT, Professor Emeritus
3 semester hours.
DON L. WILLIAMSON, Professor Emeritus
PEGN481. PETROLEUM SEMINAR (I) (WI) Written and
F. RICHARD YEATTS, Professor Emeritus
oral presentations by each student on current energy topics.
WILLIAM B. LAW, Associate Professor Emeritus
ARTHUR Y. SAKAKURA, Associate Professor Emeritus
This course is designated as a writing intensive course (WI).
MARK W. COFFEY, Research Professor
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. 2 hours lecture; 2 semes-
VICTOR KAYDANOV, Research Professor
ter hours.
ZEEV SHAYER, Research Professor
PEGN498. SPECIAL TOPICS IN PETROLEUM ENGI-
JOSEPH D. BEACH, Research Associate Professor
NEERING (I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics
JAMES E. BERNARD, Research Associate Professor
chosen from special interests of instructor(s) and student(s).
P. DAVID FLAMMER, Research Assistant Professor
Usually the course is offered only once. Prerequisite: Instruc-
SUE ANNE BERGER, Research Associate
tor consent. Variable credit; 1 to 6 semester hours. Repeat-
Program Description
able for credit under different titles.
Engineering Physics
PEGN499. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Individual re-
Physics is the most basic of all sciences and the foundation
search or special problem projects supervised by a faculty
of most of the science and engineering disciplines. As such, it
member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a sub-
has always attracted those who want to understand nature at
ject matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: “Indepen-
its most fundamental level. Engineering Physics is not a spe-
dent Study” form must be completed and submitted to the
cialized branch of physics, but an interdisciplinary area
Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6 semester hours. Repeatable
wherein the basic physics subject matter, which forms the
for credit under different titles.
backbone of any undergraduate physics degree, is taken fur-
ther toward application to engineering. The degree is accred-
ited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of the
Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology
(ABET). At CSM, the required engineering physics curricu-
lum includes all of the undergraduate physics courses that
would form the physics curriculum at any good university,
but in addition to these basic courses, the CSM requirements
include pre-engineering and engineering courses, which
physics majors at other universities would not ordinarily
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take. These courses include engineering science, design, sys-
Mathematical and Computer Sciences, and the Nuclear Sci-
tems, summer field session, and a capstone senior design se-
ence and Engineering Program offers five-year programs in
quence culminating in a senior thesis.
which students obtain an undergraduate degree in Engineer-
This unique blend of physics and engineering makes it
ing Physics as well as a Masters Degree in Applied Physics,
possible for the engineering physics graduate to work at the
an Engineering discipline, or Mathematics. There are four
interface between science and technology, where new discov-
engineering tracks, three physics tracks, and one mathemat-
eries are continually being put to practice. While the engi-
ics track. The first two lead to a Masters degree in Engineer-
neering physicist is at home applying existing technologies,
ing with a mechanical or electrical specialty. Students in the
he or she is also capable of striking out in different directions
third track receive a Masters of Metallurgical and Materials
to develop new technologies. It is the excitement of being
Engineering with an electronic materials emphasis. Students
able to work at this cutting edge that makes the engineering
in the fourth track receive a Masters degree in Nuclear Engi-
physics degree attractive to many students.
neering. The Applied Physics tracks are in the areas of con-
densed matter, applied optics, and applied nuclear physics.
Career paths of CSM engineering physics graduates vary
The Mathematics track emphasizes applied mathematics and
widely, illustrating the flexibility inherent in the program.
computational science and results in a Masters degree in
Approximately half of the graduating seniors go on to gradu-
Mathematical and Computer Sciences. The programs empha-
ate school in physics or a closely related field of engineering.
size a strong background in fundamentals of science, in addi-
Some go to medical, law, or other professional post-graduate
tion to practical experience within an applied physics,
schools. Others find employment in fields as diverse as elec-
engineering, or mathematics discipline. Many of the under-
tronics, semiconductor processing, aerospace, materials de-
graduate electives of students involved in each track are
velopment, nuclear energy, solar energy, and geophysical
specified. For this reason, students are expected to apply to
exploration.
the program during the first semester of their sophomore year
The physics department maintains modern well-equipped
(in special cases late entry can be approved by the program
laboratories for general physics, modern physics, electronics,
mentors). A 3.0 grade point average must be maintained to
and advanced experimentation. There are research labora-
guarantee admission into the engineering and physics gradu-
tories for the study of condensed matter physics, surface
ate programs. A 3.3 grade point average must be maintained
physics, materials science, optics, and nuclear physics, in-
to guarantee admission into the mathematics graduate pro-
cluding an NSF-funded laboratory for solar and electronic
gram.
materials processing. The department also maintains elec-
Students in the engineering tracks must complete a report
tronic and machine shops.
or case study during the fifth year. Students in the physics
Program Educational Objectives (Bachelor of
and mathematics tracks must complete a master's thesis. Stu-
Science in Engineering Physics)
dents in the nuclear engineering program can choose between
In addition to contributing toward achieving the educa-
thesis and non-thesis options. The case study or thesis
tional objectives described in the CSM Graduate Profile and
should begin during the senior year as part of the Senior De-
the ABET Accreditation Criteria, the physics department
sign experience. Participants must identify an engineering or
embraces the broad institutional educational objectives as
physics advisor as appropriate prior to their senior year who
summarized in the Graduate Profile. The additional engineer-
will assist in choosing an appropriate project and help coor-
ing physics program-specific educational objectives are listed
dinate the senior design project with the case study or thesis
below.
completed in the fifth year.
All engineering physics graduates must have the factual
Interested students can obtain additional information and
knowledge and other thinking skills necessary to con-
detailed curricula from the Physics Department or from the
struct an appropriate understanding of physical phe-
participating Engineering Departments.
nomena in an applied context.
Minor and Area of Special Interest
All engineering physics graduates must have the ability to
The department offers a Minor and Area of Special Inter-
communicate effectively.
est for students not majoring in physics. The requirements
Throughout their careers engineering physics graduates
are as follows:
should be able to function effectively and responsibly
Area of Specialization: 12 sem. hrs. minimum (includes 3
in society.
semester hours of PHGN100 or 200)
Five-year Combined Baccalaureate / Masters
Minor: 18 sem. hrs. minimum (includes 3 semester hours
Degree Programs
of PHGN100 or 200)
The Physics Department, independently, and in collabora-
tion with the Department of Metallurgical and Materials En-
Two courses (one year) of modern physics:
gineering, the Engineering Division, the Department of
PHGN300 Modern Physics I 3 sem. hrs. and
PHGN320 Modern Physics II 4 sem. hrs.
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One course:
Senior Year Spring Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
PHGN341 Thermal Physics 3 sem. hrs. or
PHGN472 Senior Design Principles II (WI)
0.5
0.5
PHGN350 Mechanics 4 sem. hrs. or
PHGN482 Senior Design Practice II (WI)
6
2.5
PHGN361 Electromagnetism 3 sem. hrs.
LAIS/EBGN H&SS GenEd Restricted Elective III 3
3
Engineering Science Elective
3
3
Selected courses to complete the Minor: Upper division
Free Elective III
3
3
and/or graduate (500-level) courses which form a logical
Free Elective IV
3
3
sequence in a specific field of study as determined in
Total
15
consultation with the Physics Department and the student’s
Degree Total
130.5
option department.
Description of Courses
Degree Requirements (Engineering Physics)
Sophomore Year Fall Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
PHGN100. PHYSICS I - MECHANICS (I, II, S) A first
MATH213 Calculus for Scientists & Engn’rs III
4
4
course in physics covering the basic principles of mechanics
PHGN200 Physics II
2
4
4.5
using vectors and calculus. The course consists of a funda-
EPIC251 Design II
3
3
mental treatment of the concepts and applications of kine-
SYGN200 Human Systems
3
3
matics and dynamics of particles and systems of particles,
PAGN201 Physical Education III
2
0.5
including Newton’s laws, energy and momentum, rotation,
Total
15
oscillations, and waves. Prerequisite: MATH111 and concur-
Sophomore Year Spring Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
rent enrollment in MATH112/122 or consent of instructor. 2
MATH225 Differential Equations
3
3
hours lecture; 4 hours studio; 4.5 semester hours. Approved
MATH332 Linear Algebra
3
3
for Colorado Guaranteed General Education transfer. Equiva-
DCGN210 Introduction to Thermodynamics
3
3
lency for GT-SC1.
PHGN300/310 Physics III-Modern Physics I
3
3
PHGN215 Analog Electronics
3
3
4
PHGN198. SPECIAL TOPICS (I, II) Pilot course or special
PAGN202 Physical Education IV
2
0.5
topics course. Prerequisite: Consent of Department. Credit to
Total
16.5
be determined by instructor, maximum of 6 credit hours. Re-
peatable for credit under different titles.
Summer Field Session
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
PHGN384 Summer Field Session (6 weeks)
6
PHGN199. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Individual re-
Total
6
search or special problem projects supervised by a faculty
member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a sub-
Junior Year Fall Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
PHGN315 Advanced Physics Lab I (WI)
1
3
2
ject matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: “Indepen-
PGHN311 Introduction to Math. Physics
3
3
dent Study” form must be completed and submitted to the
LAIS/EBGN H&SS GenEd Restricted Elective I
3
3
Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for
PHGN317 Digital Circuits
2
3
3
credit.
PHGN350 Intermediate Mechanics
4
4
Sophomore Year
Total
15
PHGN200. PHYSICS II-ELECTROMAGNETISM AND
Year Spring Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
OPTICS (I, II, S) Continuation of PHGN100. Introduction
PHGN361 Intermediate Electromagnetism
3
3
to the fundamental laws and concepts of electricity and mag-
PHGN320 Modern Physics II
4
4
netism, electromagnetic devices, electromagnetic behavior
PHGN326 Advanced Physics Lab II (WI)
1
3
2
of materials, applications to simple circuits, electromagnetic
PHGN341 Thermal Physics
3
3
EBGN201 Principles of Economics
3
3
radiation, and an introduction to optical phenomena. Prerequi-
Total
15
site: Grade of C or higher in PHGN100/110, concurrent en-
rollment in MATH213/223. 2 hours lecture; 4 hours studio;
Senior Year Fall Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
4.5 semester hours.
PHGN471 Senior Design Principles I (WI)
0.5
0.5
PHGN481 Senior Design Practice I (WI)
6
2.5
PHGN215 ANALOG ELECTRONICS (II) Introduction to
PHGN462 Electromag. Waves & Opt. Physics
3
3
analog devices used in modern electronics and basic topics in
LAIS/EBGN H&SS GenEd Restricted Elective II
3
3
electrical engineering. Introduction to methods of electronics
Free Elective I
3
3
measurements, particularly the application of oscilloscopes
Free Elective II
3
3
and computer based data acquisition. Topics covered include
Total
15
circuit analysis, electrical power, diodes, transistors (FET
and BJT), operational amplifiers, filters, transducers, and
integrated circuits. Laboratory experiments in the use of
basic electronics for physical measurements. Emphasis is
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on practical knowledge gained in the laboratory, including
PHGN320 MODERN PHYSICS II: BASICS OF QUANTUM
prototyping, troubleshooting, and laboratory notebook style.
MECHANICS (II) Introduction to the Schroedinger theory
Prerequisite: PHGN200. 3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 4 se-
of quantum mechanics. Topics include Schroedinger’s equa-
mester hours.
tion, quantum theory of measurement, the uncertainty princi-
PHGN298. SPECIAL TOPICS (I, II) Pilot course or special
ple, eigenfunctions and energy spectra, angular momentum,
topics course. Prerequisite: Consent of Department. Credit to
perturbation theory, and the treatment of identical particles.
be determined by instructor, maximum of 6 credit hours. Re-
Example applications taken from atomic, molecular, solid
peatable for credit under different titles.
state or nuclear systems. Prerequisites: PHGN300 and
PHGN311. 4 hours lecture; 4 semester hours.
PHGN299. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Individual re-
search or special problem projects supervised by a faculty
PHGN324. INTRODUCTION TO ASTRONOMY AND
member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a sub-
ASTROPHYSICS (II) Celestial mechanics; Kepler’s laws
ject matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: “Indepen-
and gravitation; solar system and its contents; electromagnetic
dent Study” form must be completed and submitted to the
radiation and matter; stars: distances, magnitudes, spectral
Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for
classification, structure, and evolution. Variable and unusual
credit.
stars, pulsars and neutron stars, supernovae, black holes, and
models of the origin and evolution of the universe. Prerequi-
Junior Year
site: PHGN200/210. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
PHGN300. PHYSICS III-MODERN PHYSICS I (I, II, S)
The third course in introductory physics for scientists and
PHGN326. ADVANCED PHYSICS LAB II (II) (WI) Con-
engineers including an introduction to the special theory of
tinuation of PHGN315. A writing-intensive course which
relativity, wave-particle duality, the Schroedinger equation,
expands laboratory experiments to include nuclear and solid
electrons in solids, nuclear structure and transmutations. Pre-
state physics. Prerequisite: PHGN315. 1 hour lecture, 3 hours
requisite: PHGN200/210; Concurrent enrollment in MATH225.
lab; 2 semester hours.
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
PHGN333/BELS333. INTRODUCTION TO BIOPHYSICS
PHGN310. HONORS PHYSICS III-MODERN PHYSICS
This course is designed to show the application of physics to
(II) A course parallel to PHGN300 but in which the subject
biology.It will assess the relationships between sequence
matter is treated in greater depth. Registration is strongly rec-
structure and function in complex biological networks and
ommended for physics majors or those considering the physics
the interfaces between physics, chemistry, biology and medi-
option, but is not required. Prerequisite: PHGN200/210 and
cine. Topics include: biological membranes, biological me-
concurrent enrollment in MATH225 or consent of instructor.
chanics and movement, neural networks, medical imaging
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
basics including optical methods, MRI, isotopic tracers and
CT, biomagnetism and pharmacokinetics. Prerequisites:
PHGN311. INTRODUCTION TO MATHEMATICAL
PHGN 200 and BELS301/ESGN301, or permission of the
PHYSICS Demonstration of the unity of diverse topics such
instructor, 3 hours lecture, 3 semester hours
as mechanics, quantum mechanics, optics, and electricity
and magnetism via the techniques of linear algebra, complex
PHGN340. COOPERATIVE EDUCATION (I, II, S) Super-
variables, Fourier transforms, and vector calculus. Prerequi-
vised, full-time, engineering-related employment for a con-
site: PHGN300, MATH225, and MATH332 or consent of
tinuous six-month period (or its equivalent) in which specific
instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
educational objectives are achieved. Prerequisite: Second
semester sophomore status and a cumulative grade-point
PHGN315. ADVANCED PHYSICS LAB I (I) (WI) Intro-
average of at least 2.00. 1 to 3 semester hours. Repeatable
duction to laboratory measurement techniques as applied to
up to 3 credit hours.
modern physics experiments. Experiments from optics and
atomic physics. A writing-intensive course with laboratory
PHGN341. THERMAL PHYSICS (II) An introduction to
and computer design projects based on applications of mod-
statistical physics from the quantum mechanical point of
ern physics. Prerequisite: PHGN300/310 or consent of in-
view. The microcanonical and canonical ensembles. Heat,
structor. 1 hour lecture, 3 hours lab; 2 semester hours.
work and the laws of thermodynamics. Thermodynamic
potentials; Maxwell relations; phase transformations. Ele-
PHGN317. SEMICONDUCTOR CIRCUITS- DIGITAL (I)
mentary kinetic theory. An introduction to quantum statistics.
Introduction to digital devices used in modern electronics.
Prerequisite: DCGN210 and PHGN311. 3 hours lecture;
Topics covered include logic gates, flip-flops, timers, coun-
3 semester hours.
ters, multiplexing, analog-to-digital and digital-to-analog de-
vices. Emphasis is on practical circuit design and assembly.
PHGN350. INTERMEDIATE MECHANICS (I) Begins
Prerequisite: PHGN215. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 3 se-
with an intermediate treatment of Newtonian mechanics and
mester hours.
continues through an introduction to Hamilton’s principle
and Hamiltonian and Lagrangian dynamics. Includes systems
of particles, linear and driven oscillators, motion under a
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central force, two-particle collisions and scattering, motion
tion and systematics of the electromagnetic, weak, and strong
in non-inertial reference frames and dynamics of rigid bodies.
interactions; systematics of radioactivity; liquid drop and
Prerequisite: PHGN200/210. Co-requisite: PHGN311. 4 hours
shell models; nuclear technology. Prerequisite: PHGN300.
lecture; 4 semester hours.
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
PHGN361. INTERMEDIATE ELECTROMAGNETISM (II)
PHGN424. ASTROPHYSICS A survey of fundamental as-
Theory and application of the following: static electric and
pects of astrophysical phenomena, concentrating on measure-
magnetic fields in free space, dielectric materials, and mag-
ments of basic stellar properties such as distance, luminosity,
netic materials; steady currents; scalar and vector potentials;
spectral classification, mass, and radii. Simple models of
Gauss’ law and Laplace’s equation applied to boundary
stellar structure evolution and the associated nuclear
value problems; Ampere’s and Faraday’s laws. Prerequisite:
processes as sources of energy and nucleosynthesis. Introduc-
PHGN200/210 and PHGN311. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester
tion to cosmology and physics of standard big-bang models.
hours.
Prerequisite: PHGN320. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
PHGN384. APPARATUS DESIGN (S) Introduction to the
PHGN435/ChEN435/ChEN535/PHGN535/MLGN535. IN-
design of engineering physics apparatus. Concentrated indi-
TERDISCIPLINARY MICROELECTRONICS PROCESS-
vidual participation in the design of machined and fabricated
ING LABORATORY Application of science and
system components, vacuum systems, electronics and com-
engineering principles to the design, fabrication, and testing
puter interfacing systems. Supplementary lectures on safety
of microelectronic devices. Emphasis on specific unit opera-
and laboratory techniques. Visits to regional research facili-
tions and the interrelation among processing steps. Prerequi-
ties and industrial plants. Prerequisite: PHGN300/310,
sites: Senior standing in PHGN, CHGN, MTGN, or EGGN.
PHGN215. Available in 4 or 6 credit hour blocks in the sum-
Consent of instructor. 1.5 hours lecture, 4 hours lab; 3 semes-
mer field session usually following the sophomore year. The
ter hours.
machine shop component also may be available in a 2-hour
PHGN440/MLGN502. SOLID STATE PHYSICS An ele-
block during the academic year. Total of 6 credit hours re-
mentary study of the properties of solids including crystalline
quired for the Engineering Physics option. Repeatable for
structure and its determination, lattice vibrations, electrons in
credit to a maximum of 6 hours.
metals, and semiconductors. (Graduate students in physics
PHGN398. SPECIAL TOPICS (I, II) Pilot course or special
may register only for PHGN440.) Prerequisite: PHGN320.
topics course. Prerequisites: Consent of department. Credit to
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
be determined by instructor, maximum of 6 credit hours. Re-
PHGN441/MLGN522. SOLID STATE PHYSICS APPLICA-
peatable for credit under different titles.
TIONS AND PHENOMENA Continuation of PHGN440/
PHGN399. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Individual re-
MLGN502 with an emphasis on applications of the princi-
search or special problem projects supervised by a faculty
ples of solid state physics to practical properties of materials
member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a sub-
including: optical properties, superconductivity, dielectric
ject matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: “Indepen-
properties, magnetism, noncrystalline structure, and interfaces.
dent Study” form must be completed and submitted to the
(Graduate students in physics may register only for PHGN441.)
Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for
Prerequisite: PHGN440/MLGN502, or equivalent by instruc-
credit.
tor’s permission. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
Senior Year
PHGN450. COMPUTATIONAL PHYSICS Introduction to
PHGN401. THEORETICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR (I,II).
numerical methods for analyzing advanced physics prob-
Students will attend the weekly theoretical physics seminar.
lems. Topics covered include finite element methods, analy-
Students will be responsible for presentation and discussion.
sis of scaling, efficiency, errors, and stability, as well as a
Corequisite: PHGN300/310. 1 hour lecture; 1 semester hour.
survey of numerical algorithms and packages for analyzing
PHGN419. PRINCIPLES OF PHOTOVOLTAIC SYSTEMS.
algebraic, differential, and matrix systems. The numerical
Review of the solar resource and components of solar irradi-
methods are introduced and developed in the analysis of ad-
ance; principles of photovoltaic devices and photovoltaic
vanced physics problems taken from classical physics, astro-
system design; photovoltaic electrical energy production and
physics, electromagnetism, solid state, and nuclear physics.
cost analysis of photovoltaic systems relative to fossil fuel al-
Prerequisites: Introductory-level knowledge of C, Fortran, or
ternatives; introduction to concentrated photovoltaic systems
Basic; PHGN311. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
and manufacturing methods for wafer-based and thin film
PHGN462. ELECTROMAGNETIC WAVES AND OPTICAL
photovoltaic panels. Prerequisite: PHGN200 and MATH225.
PHYSICS (I) Solutions to the electromagnetic wave equa-
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
tion are studied, including plane waves, guided waves, re-
PHGN422. NUCLEAR PHYSICS Introduction to subatomic
fraction, interference, diffraction and polarization; applications
(particle and nuclear) phenomena. Characterization and sys-
in optics; imaging, lasers, resonators and wave guides. Pre-
tematics of particle and nuclear states; symmetries; introduc-
requisite: PHGN361. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
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PHGN466. MODERN OPTICAL ENGINEERING Provides
PHGN491. HONORS SENIOR DESIGN PRACTICE (I)
students with a comprehensive working knowledge of optical
(WI) Individual work on an advanced research topic that in-
system design that is sufficient to address optical problems
volves more challenging demands that a regular senior de-
found in their respective disciplines. Topics include paraxial
sign project. Honors students will devote more time to their
optics, imaging, aberration analysis, use of commercial ray
project, and will produce an intermediate report in a more ad-
tracing and optimization, diffraction, linear systems and opti-
vanced format. Prerequisite: PHGN384 and PHGN326.
cal transfer functions, detectors and optical system examples.
Corequisite: PHGN471. 7.5 hour lab; 2.5 semester hours.
Prerequisite: PHGN462 or consent of instructor. 3 hours lec-
PHGN492. HONORS SENIOR DESIGN PRACTICE (II)
ture; 3 semester hours.
(WI) Continuation of PHGN481 or PHGN491. The course
PHGN471. SENIOR DESIGN PRINCIPLES (I) (WI) The
culminates in a formal written report and poster. The report
first of a two semester sequence covering the principles of
may be in the form of a manuscript suitable for submission to
project design. Class sessions cover effective team organiza-
a professional journal. Prerequisite: PHGN481 or
tion, project planning, time management, literature research
PHGN491. Corequisite: PHGN472. 7.5 hour lab; 2.5 semes-
methods, record keeping, fundamentals of technical writing,
ter hours.
professional ethics, project funding and intellectual property.
PHGN498. SPECIAL TOPICS (I, II) Pilot course or special
Prerequisite: PHGN384 and PHGN326. Co-requisite:
topics course. Prerequisites: Consent of instructor. Credit to
PHGN481. 1 hour lecture in 7 class sessions; 0.5 semester
be determined by instructor, maximum of 6 credit hours. Re-
hours.
peatable for credit under different titles.
PHGN472. SENIOR DESIGN PRINCIPLES (II) (WI) Con-
PHGN499. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Individual
tinuation of PHGN471. Prerequisite: PHGN384 and
research or special problem projects supervised by a faculty
PHGN326. Co-requisite: PHGN482. 1 hour lecture in 7 class
member, student and instructor agree on a subject matter,
sessions; 0.5 semester hours.
content, deliverables, and credit hours. Prerequisite: “Inde-
PHGN480. LASER PHYSICS (I) Theory and application of
pendent Study” form must be completed and submitted to the
the following: Gaussian beams, optical cavities and wave
Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for
guides, atomic radiation, detection of radiation, laser oscilla-
credit.
tion, nonlinear optics and ultrafast pulses. Prerequisite:
PHGN320. Co-requisite: PHGN462. 3 hours lecture;
3 semester hours.
PHGN481. SENIOR DESIGN PRACTICE (I) (WI) The first
of a two semester program covering the full spectrum of
project design, drawing on all of the student's previous
course work. At the beginning of the first semester, the stu-
dent selects a research project in consultation with the Senior
Design Oversight Committee (SDOC) and the Project Men-
tor. The objectives of the project are given to the student in
broad outline form. The student then designs the entire proj-
ect, including any or all of the following elements as appro-
priate: literature search, specialized apparatus or algorithms,
block-diagram electronics, computer data acquisition and/or
analysis, sample materials, and measurement and/or analysis
sequences. The course culminates in a formal interim written
report. Prerequisite: PHGN384 and PHGN326. Co-requisite:
PHGN471. 6 hour lab; 2.5 semester hours.
PHGN482. SENIOR DESIGN PRACTICE (II) (WI) Contin-
uation of PHGN481. The course culminates in a formal writ-
ten report and poster. Prerequisite: PHGN384 and
PHGN326. Co-requisite: PHGN472. 6 hour lab; 2.5 semester
hours.
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Bioengineering and Life
REED AYERS, Assistant Professor
HONGUIN LIANG, Assistant Professor
Sciences (BELS)
Department of Physics
THOMAS E. FURTAK, Professor and Department Head
Minors and Areas of Special Interest Only
JEFF SQUIER, Professor
JAMES F. ELY, Professor and BELS Director
JOEL M. BACH, Associate Professor and BELS Assistant Director
Programs Offered:
Department of Chemistry and Geochemistry
Minor in Bioengineering and Life Sciences
DANIEL KNAUSS, Professor and Department Head
Area of Special Interest in Bioengineering and Life Sciences
KENT J. VOORHEES, Professor
Program Description
KEVIN W. MANDERNACK, Associate Professor
JAMES F. RANVILLE, Associate Professor
The interdisciplinary program in Bioengineering and Life
KIM R. WILLIAMS, Associate Professor
Sciences (BELS) is administered by the Chemical Engineer-
DAVID T. WU, Associate Professor
ing Department. Participating departments (listed above) are
MATTHEW C. POSEWITZ, Assistant Professor
represented on the Curriculum and Research Committee,
Department of Chemical Engineering
which is responsible for the delivery and new course devel-
JAMES F. ELY, Professor and Head
opment for the program.
ANNETTE L. BUNGE, Professor Emerita
The mission of the BELS program is to offer Minors and
JOHN R. DORGAN, Professor
Areas of Special Interest (ASI) at the undergraduate level,
KEITH B. NEEVES, Assistant Professor
and support areas of specialization at the graduate level, as
AMADEU SUM, Assistant Professor
HUGH KING, Senior Lecturer
well as to enable research opportunities for CSM students in
CYNTHIA NORRGRAN, Lecturer
bioengineering and the life sciences.
PAUL OGG, Lecturer
Bioengineering and the Life Sciences (BELS) are becom-
Division of Engineering
ing increasingly significant in fulfilling the role and mission
TERRY PARKER, Professor and Division Director
of the Colorado School of Mines. Many intellectual frontiers
JOEL M. BACH, Associate Professor
within the fields of environment, energy, materials, and their
WILLIAM A. HOFF, Associate Professor
associated fields of science and engineering , are being
ANTHONY J. PETRELLA, Assistant Professor
driven by advances in the biosciences and the application of
MONEESH UPMANYU, Assistant Professor
MANOJA D. WEISS, Assistant Professor
engineering to living processes.
Division of Environmental Science and Engineering
Program Requirements:
ROBERT L. SIEGRIST, Professor and Director
Minor in Bioengineering and Life Sciences:
RONALD R. H. COHEN, Associate Professor
The Minor in BELS requires a minimum of 18 semester
LINDA A. FIGUEROA, Associate Professor
hours of acceptable coursework, as outlined under the Re-
JUNKO MUNAKATA MARR, Associate Professor
quired Curriculum section which follows.
JOHN R. SPEAR, Assistant Professor
The Area of Special Interest (ASI) in BELS requires a
Department of Geology and Geological Engineering
minimum of 12 semester hours of acceptable coursework, as
MURRAY W. HITZMAN, Professor: Charles Franklin Fogarty Dis-
outlined under the Required Curriculum section which fol-
tinguished Chair in Economic Geology
JOHN D. HUMPHREY, Associate Professor and Interim Director
lows.
Division of Liberal Arts and International Studies
Enrollments in the BELS Minor and ASI are approved by
CARL MITCHAM, Professor
the Director or Associate Director, who monitor progress and
ARTHUR B. SACKS, Professor and Director, McBride Honors
completion.
Program
Required Curriculum:
TINA L. GIANQUITTO, Associate Professor
JASON DELBORNE, Assistant Professor
Both the Minor and the ASI require one core course (three
SANDRA WOODSON, Lecturer
semester hours). The minor requires at least six additional
Department of Mathematical and Computer Sciences
credit hours from the Basic Life Science course list, and
DINESH MEHTA, Professor
additional BELS-approved courses to make up a total of at
MAHADEVAN GANESH, Professor
least 18 credit hours. The ASI requires at least three addi-
WILLIAM C. NAVIDI, Professor
tional credit hours from the Life Science course list, and
Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
additional BELS-approved courses to make up a total of at
JOHN J. MOORE, Trustees Professor and Head
least 12 credit hours.
GERALD P. MARTINS, Professor
Core Course:
PATRICK R. TAYLOR, Professor
BELS301 General Biology I
IVAR E. REIMANIS, Professor
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Basic Life Science courses:
than three credit hours may be taken in the student’s degree-
BELS303 General Biology II
granting department, and that for the ASI no more than three
BELS311 General Biology I Laboratory
credit hours may be specifically required by the degree pro-
BELS313 General Biology II Laboratory
gram in which the student is graduating.
BELS321 Introduction to Genetics
BELS402 Cell Biology and Physiology
Description of Courses
BELS404 Anatomy and Physiology
BELS101 BIOLOGICAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL SYS-
CHGN428 Biochemistry I
TEMS (I,II) This course presents the basic principles and
CHGN462/CHGC562/ESGN580 Microbiology & the Environment
properties of biological and environmental systems. It con-
CHGN563/CHGC563/ESGN582 Environmental Microbiology Lab
siders the chemistry of life and the structure and function of
BELS-approved Elective courses (including, but not limited to):
cells and organisms. Concepts related to physiology, energet-
BELS320/LAIS320 Introduction to Ethics
ics, and genetics are introduced. The fundamentals of envi-
BELS333/PHGN333 Introduction to Biophysics
ronmental science are presented and we consider how
BELS398 Special Topics in Bioengineering and Life Sciences
BELS415/ChEN415 Polymer Science and Technology
organisms interact with each other and with their environ-
BELS325/EGGN325 Intro to Biomedical Engineering
ment and discuss the possibilities and problems of these in-
BELS425/EGGN425 Musculoskeletal Biomechanics
teractions. Basic engineering principles of thermodynamics,
BELS427/EGGN427 Prosthetic and Implant Engineering
kinetics, mass balance, transport phenomena and material
BELS428/EGGN428 Computational Biomechanics
science are presented and applied to biological systems.
BELS430/EGGN430 Biomedical Instrumentation
4 semester hours
BELS433/MATH433 Mathematical Biology
BELS453/EGGN453/ESGN453 Wastewater Engineering
BELS301/ESGN301. GENERAL BIOLOGY I (I and II)
BELS470/CHEN470 Intro to Microfluidics
This is the first semester of an introductory course in Biol-
BELS498 Special Topics in Bioengineering and Life Sciences
ogy. Emphasis is placed on the methods of science; struc-
BELS525/ EGGN Musculoskeletal Biomechanics
tural, molecular, and energetic basis of cellular activities;
BELS527/EGGN527 Prosthetic and Implant Engineering
genetic variability and evolution; diversity and life processes
BELS528/EGGN528 Computational Biomechanics
in plants and animals; and, principles of ecology. Prerequi-
BELS530/EGGN530 Biomedical Instrumentation
site: None. 3 hours lecture; 3 hours semester hours.
BELS541/ESGN541 Biochemical Treatment Processes
CHGN422 Polymer Chemistry Laboratory
BELS311/ESGN311. GENERAL BIOLOGY I LABORA-
CHGN508 Analytical Spectroscopy
TORY(I) This Course provides students with laboratory
MLGN523 Applied Surface & Solution Chem.
exercises that complement lectures given in BELS301, the
ESGN401 Fundamentals of Ecology
first semester introductory course in Biology. Emphasis is
BELS544/ESGN544 Aquatic Toxicology
placed on the methods of science; structural, molecular, and
BELS545/ESGN545 Environmental Toxicology
energetic basis of cellular activities; genetic variability and
BELS596/ESGN596 Molecular Environmental Biotechnology
evolution; diversity and life processes in plants and animals;
ESGN586 Microbiology of Engineered Environmental Systems
and, principles of ecology. Co-requisite or Prerequisite:
*CHGN221 Organic Chemistry I
EGGN/BELS301 or equivalent. 3 hours laboratory; 1 semes-
*CHGN222 Organic Chemistry II
ter hour.
BELS570/MTGN570/MLGN570 Intro to Biocompatibility
BELS303/ESGN303. GENERAL BIOLOGY II (II) This is
Premedical Students
the continuation of General Biology I. Emphasis is placed on
While medical college admissions requirements vary, most
an examination of organisms as the products of evolution.
require a minimum of:
The diversity of life forms will be explored. Special attention
two semesters of General Chemistry with lab
will be given to the vertebrate body (organs, tissues, and sys-
two semesters of Organic Chemistry with lab
tems) and how it functions. Prerequisite: General Biology I,
two semesters of Calculus
or equivalent. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
two semesters of Calculus-based Physics
BELS313/ESGN313. GENERAL BIOLOGY II LABORA-
two semesters of English Literature and Composition
TORY (II) This Course provides students with laboratory
two semesters of General Biology with lab.
exercises that complement lectures given in BELS303, the
CSM currently offers all of these requirements. CSM also
second semester introductory course in Biology. Emphasis is
has a premedical student society. See
placed on an examination of organisms as the products of
http://stulife.mines.edu/premed for more information.
evolution. The diversity of life forms will be explored. Spe-
cial attention will be given to the vertebrate body (organs,
*Note: Only three hours of Organic Chemistry course
tissues and systems) and how it functions. Co-requisite or
credit may be applied toward the BELS minor or ASI. Gen-
Prerequisite: BELS303 or equivalent. 3 hours laboratory; 1
eral rules for Minor Programs and Areas of Special Interest
semester hour.
(page 35 of this Bulletin) indicate that for a minor no more
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BELS320/LAIS320 INTRODUCTION TO ETHICS A gen-
BELS415/ChEN415. POLYMER SCIENCE AND TECH-
eral introduction to ethics that explores its analytic and his-
NOLOGY Chemistry and thermodynamics of polymers and
torical traditions. Reference will commonly be made to one
polymer solutions. Reaction engineering of polymerization.
or more significant texts by such moral philosophers as Plato,
Characterization techniques based on solution properties.
Aristotle, Augustine, Thomas Aquinas, Kant, John Stuart
Materials science of polymers in varying physical states. Pro-
Mill, and others. Prerequisite or corequisite: SYGN200.
cessing operations for polymeric materials and use in separa-
3 hours lecture/discussion; 3 semester hours.
tions. Prerequisite: CHGN211, MATH225, ChEN357, or
BELS321/ESGN321. INTRO TO GENETICS (II) A study
consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
of the mechanisms by which biological information is en-
BELS425/EGGN425. MUSCULOSKELETAL BIO-
coded, stored, and transmitted, including Mendelian genetics,
MECHANICS (II) This course is intended to provide engi-
molecular genetics, chromosome structure and rearrange-
neering students with an introduction to musculoskeletal
ment, cytogenetics, and population genetics. Prerequisite:
biomechanics. At the end of the semester, students should
General biology I or equivalent. 3 hours lecture + 3 hours
have a working knowledge of the special considerations nec-
laboratory; 4 semester hours.
essary to apply engineering principles to the human body.
BELS325/EGGN325. INTRO TO BIOMEDICAL ENGI-
The course will focus on the biomechanics of injury since
NEERING (I) The application of engineering principles and
understanding injury will require developing an understand-
techniques to the human body presents many unique chal-
ing of normal biomechanics. Prerequisites: DCGN421 Statics,
lenges. Biomedical Engineering is a diverse, seemingly all-
EGGN320 Mechanics of Materials, EGGN325/BELS325
encompassing field that includes such areas as biomechanics,
Introduction to Biomedical Engineering (or instructor per-
bioinstrumentation, medical imaging, and rehabilitation.
mission). 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
This course is intended to provide an introduction to, and
BELS427/EGGN427. PROSTHETIC AND IMPLANT EN-
overview of, Biomedical Engineering. 3 hours lecture;
GINEERING (I) Prosthetics and implants for the muscu-
3 semester hours.
loskeletal and other systems of the human body are
BELS333/PHGN333. INTRODUCTION TO BIOPHYSICS
becoming increasingly sophisticated. From simple joint re-
This course is designed to show the application of physics to
placements to myoelectric limb replacements and functional
biology. It will assess the relationships between sequence
electrical stimulation, the engineering opportunities continue
structure and function in complex biological networks and the
to expand. This course builds on musculoskeletal biome-
interfaces between physics, chemistry, biology and medicine.
chanics and other BELS courses to provide engineering stu-
Topics include: biological membranes, biological mechanics
dents with an introduction to prosthetics and implants for the
and movement, neural networks, medical imaging basics in-
musculoskeletal system. At the end of the semester, students
cluding optical methods, MRI, isotopic tracers and CT, bio-
should have a working knowledge of the challenges and spe-
magnetism and pharmacokinetics. Prerequisites: PHGN 200
cial considerations necessary to apply engineering principles
and BELS301, or permission of the instructor. 3 hours lecture,
to augmentation or replacement in the musculoskeletal sys-
3 semester hours
tem. Prerequisites: Musculoskeletal Biomechanics
(EGGN/BELS425 or EGGN/BELS525) 3 hours lecture;
BELS398. SPECIAL TOPICS IN BIOENGINEERING AND
3 semester hours.
LIFE SCIENCES Pilot course or special topics course.
Topics chosen from special interests of instructor(s) and
BELS428/EGGN428. COMPUTATIONAL BIOMECHAN-
student(s). Usually the course is offered only once. Prerequi-
ICS (I) Computational Biomechanics provides and introduc-
site: Instructor consent. Variable credit: 1 to 6 credit hours.
tion to the application of computer simulation to solve some
Repeatable for credit under different titles.
fundamental problems in biomechanics and bioengineering.
Musculoskeletal mechanics, medical image reconstruction,
BELS402/ESGN402. CELL BIOLOGY AND PHYSI-
hard and soft tissue modeling, joint mechanics, and inter-sub-
OLOGY (II) An introduction to the morphological, bio-
ject variability will be considered. An emphasis will be
chemical, and biophysical properties of cells and their
placed on understanding the limitations of the computer
significance in the life processes. Prerequisite: General
model as a predictive tool and the need for rigorous verifica-
Biology I, or equivalent. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
tion and validation of computational techniques. Clinical ap-
BELS404. ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY (II) This
plication of biomechanical modeling tools is highlighted and
course will cover the basics of human anatomy and physiol-
impact on patient quality of life is demonstrated. Prerequi-
ogy. We will discuss the gross and microscopic anatomy and
sites: EGGN413 Computer Aided Engineering,
the physiology of the major organ systems. Where possible
EGGN325/BELS325 Introduction to Biomedical Engineer-
we will integrate discussions of disease processes and intro-
ing. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
duce reliant biomedical engineering concepts. Prerequisite:
BELS430/EGGN430. BIOMEDICAL INSTRUMENTA-
None. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
TION (I) The acquisition, processing, and interpretation of
biological signals presents many unique challenges to the
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Biomedical Engineer. This course is intended to provide stu-
DCGN241 Statics, EGGN320 Mechanics of Materials,
dents with an introduction to, and appreciation for, many of
EGGN325/BELS325 Introduction to Biomedical Engineer-
these challenges. At the end of the semester, students should
ing (or instructor permission). 3 hours lecture; 3 semester
have a working knowledge of the special considerations nec-
hours.
essary to gathering and analyzing biological signal data. Pre-
BELS527/EGGN527. PROSTHETIC AND IMPLANT EN-
requisites: EGGN250 MEL I, DCGN381 Introduction to
GINEERING (I) Prosthetics and implants for the muscu-
Electrical Circuits, Electronics, and Power,
loskeletal and other systems of the human body are
EGGN325/BELS425 Introduction to Biomedical Engineer-
becoming increasingly sophisticated. From simple joint re-
ing (or permission of instructor). 3 hours lecture; 3 semester
placements to myoelectric limb replacements and functional
hours.
electrical stimulation, the engineering opportunities continue
BELS433/MATH433. MATHEMATICAL BIOLOGY (I)
to expand. This course builds on musculoskeletal biome-
This course will discuss methods for building and solving
chanics and other BELS courses to provide engineering stu-
both continuous and discrete mathematical models. These
dents with an introduction to prosthetics and implants for the
methods will be applied to population dynamics, epidemic
musculoskeletal system. At the end of the semester, students
spread, pharmacokinetics and modeling of physiologic sys-
should have a working knowledge of the challenges and spe-
tems. Modern Control Theory will be introduced and used to
cial considerations necessary to apply engineering principles
model living systems. Some concepts related to self-organiz-
to augmentation or replacement in the musculoskeletal sys-
ing systems will be introduced. Prerequisite: MATH225.
tem. Prerequisites: Musculoskeletal Biomechanics
3 hours lecture, 3 semester hours.
(EGGN/BELS425 or EGGN/BELS525) 3 hours lecture;
BELS453/EGGN453/ESGN453. WASTEWATER ENGI-
3 semester hours.
NEERING (I) The goal of this course is to familiarize stu-
EGGN528. COMPUTATIONAL BIOMECHANICS (I)
dents with the fundamental phenomena involved in
Computational Biomechanics provides and introduction to
wastewater treatment processes (theory) and the engineering
the application of computer simulation to solve some funda-
approaches used in designing such processes (design). This
mental problems in biomechanics and bioengineering. Mus-
course will focus on the physical, chemical and biological
culoskeletal mechanics, medical image reconstruction, hard
processes applied to liquid wastes of municipal origin. Treat-
and soft tissue modeling, joint mechanics, and inter-subject
ment objectives will be discussed as the driving force for
variability will be considered. An emphasis will be placed on
wastewater treatment. Prerequisite: ESGN353 or consent of
understanding the limitations of the computer model as a pre-
instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
dictive tool and the need for rigorous verification and valida-
BELS470/CHEN470. (I) INTRODUCTION TO MI-
tion of computational techniques. Clinical application of
CROFLUIDICS This course introduces the basic principles
biomechanical modeling tools is highlighted and impact on
and applications of microfluidic systems. Concepts related to
patient quality of life is demonstrated. Prerequisites:
microscale fluid mechanics, transport, physics, and biology
EGGN413 Computer Aided Engineering,
are presented. To gain familiarity with small-scale systems,
EGGN325/BELS325 Introduction to Biomedical Engineer-
students are provided with the opportunity to design, fabri-
ing. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
cate, and test a simple microfluidic device. Prerequisites:
BELS530/EGGN530. BIOMEDICAL INSTRUMENTA-
CHEN307 (or equivalent) and DCGN210 (or equivalent) or
TION (I) The acquisition, processing, and interpretation of
permission of instructor. 3 semester hours.
biological signals presents many unique challenges to the
BELS498. SPECIAL TOPICS IN BIOENGINEERING AND
Biomedical Engineer. This course is intended to provide stu-
LIFE SCIENCES Pilot course or special topics course. Top-
dents with the knowledge to understand, appreciate, and ad-
ics chosen from special interests of instructor(s) and stu-
dress these challenges. At the end of the semester, students
dent(s). Usually the course is offered only once. Prerequisite:
should have a working knowledge of the special considera-
Instructor consent. Variable credit: 1 to 6 credit hours. Re-
tions necessary to gathering and analyzing biological signal
peatable for credit under different titles.
data. Prerequisites: EGGN250 MEL I, DCGN381 Introduc-
tion to Electrical Circuits, Electronics, and Power,
BELS525/EGGN525. MUSCULOSKELETAL BIO-
EGGN325/BELS325 Introduction to Biomedical Engineer-
MECHANICS (II) This course is intended to provide gradu-
ing (or permission of instructor). 3 hours lecture; 3 semester
ate engineering students with an introduction to
hours.
musculoskeletal biomechanics. At the end of the semester,
students should have a working knowledge of the special
BELS541/ESGN541. BIOCHEMICAL TREATMENT
considerations necessary to apply engineering principles to
PROCESSES The analysis and design of biochemical
the human body. The course will focus on the biomechanics
processes used to transform pollutants are investigated in
of injury since understanding injury will require developing
this course. Suspended growth, attached growth, and porous
an understanding of normal biomechanics. Prerequisites:
media systems will be analyzed. Common biochemical oper-
ations used for water, wastewater, and sludge treatment will
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be discussed. Biochemical systems for organic oxidation and
MLGN532. APPLIED SURFACE & SOLUTION CHEM-
fermentation and inorganic oxidation and reduction will be
ISTRY. (I) Solution and surface chemistry of importance in
presented. Prerequisites: ESGN504 or consent of the instruc-
mineral and metallurgical operations. Prerequisite: Consent
tor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
of department. 3 semester hours. (Fall of even years only.)
BELS570/MTGN570/MLGN570. INTRO TO BIOCOM-
BELS544/ESGN544. AQUATIC TOXICOLOGY (II)
PATIBILITY Material biocompatibility is a function of tis-
An introduction to assessing the effects of toxic substances on
sue/implant mechanics, implant morphology and surface
aquatic organisms, communities, and ecosystems. Topics in-
chemistry. The interaction of the physiologic environment
clude general toxicological principles, water quality standards,
with a material is present at each of these levels, with sub-
quantitative structure-activity relationships, single species and
jects including material mechanical/structural matching to
community-level toxicity measures, regulatory issues, and
surrounding tissues, tissue responses to materials (inflamma-
career opportunities. The course includes hands-on experience
tion, immune response), anabolic cellular responses and tis-
with toxicity testing and subsequent data reduction. Prerequi-
sue engineering of new tissues on scaffold materials. This
site: none. 2.5 hours lecture; 1 hour lab; 3 semester hours.
course is intended for senior level undergraduates and first
BELS545/ESGN545. ENVIRONMENTAL TOXICOLOGY
year graduate students. Prerequisites: BELS301 or equiva-
(II) Introduction to general concepts of ecology, biochem-
lent, or Consent of Instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester
istry, and toxicology. The introductory material will provide
hours.
a foundation for understanding why, and to what extent, a
CHGN422. INTRO TO POLYMER CHEMISTRY
variety of products and by-products of advanced industrial-
LABORATORY (I) Prerequisites: CHGN221. 3 hours lab;
ized societies are toxic. Classes of substances to be examined
1 semester hour.
include metals, coal, petroleum products, organic compounds,
CHGN428. BIOCHEMISTRY I (I) Introductory study of the
pesticides, radioactive materials, and others. Prerequisite:
major molecules of biochemistry: amino acids, proteins, en-
none. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
zymes, nucleic acids, lipids, and saccharides- their structure,
BELS596/ESGN596. MOLECULAR ENVIRONMENTAL
chemistry, biological function, and biosynthesis. Stresses
BIOTECHNOLOGY (l) Applications of recombinant DNA
bioenergetics and the cell as a biological unit of organization.
technology to the development of enzymes and organisms
Discussion of classical genetics, molecular genetics, and pro-
used for environmentally friendly industrial purposes. Topics
tein synthesis. Prerequisite: CHGN221 or permission of in-
include genetic engineering technology, biocatalysis of
structor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
industrial processes by extremozymes, dye synthesis,
CHGN462/CHGC562/ESGN580. MICROBIOLOGY &
biodegradation of aromatic compounds and chlorinated sol-
THE ENVIRONMENT This course will cover the basic fun-
vents, biosynthesis of polymers and fuels, and agricultural
damentals of microbiology, such as structure and function of
biotechnology. Prerequisite: introductory microbiology and
procaryotic versus eucaryotic cells; viruses; classification of
organic chemistry or consent of the instructor. 3 hours lec-
microorganisms; microbial metabolism, energetics, genetics,
ture; 3 semester hours.
growth and diversity, microbial interactions with plants, ani-
CHGN563/ESGN582. MICROBIOLOGY AND THE ENVI-
mals, and other microbes. Additional topics covered will in-
RONMENT LAB. (I) An introduction to the microorgan-
clude various aspects of environmental microbiology such as
isms of major geochemical importance, as well as those of
global biogeochemical cycles, bioleaching, bioremediation,
primary importance in water pollution and waste treatment.
and wastewater treatment. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor
Microbes and sedimentation, microbial leaching of metals
3 hours lecture, 3 semester hours. Offered in alternate years.
from ores, acid mine water pollution, and the microbial ecol-
CHGN508. ANALYTICAL SPECTROSCOPY (II) Detailed
ogy of marine and freshwater habitats are covered. Pre-
study of classical and modern spectroscopic methods; em-
requisite: Consent of instructor. 1 hour lecture, 3 hours lab;
phasis on instrumentation and application to analytical chem-
2 semester hours. Offered alternate years.
istry problems. Topics include: UV-visible spectroscopy,
ESGN401. FUNDAMENTALS OF ECOLOGY (II). Biolog-
infrared spectroscopy, fluorescence and phosphorescence,
ical and ecological principles discussed and industrial
Raman spectroscopy, arc and spark emission spectroscopy,
examples of their use given. Analysis of ecosystem processes,
flame methods, nephelometry and turbidimetry, reflectance
such as erosion, succession, and how these processes relate
methods, Fourier transform methods in spectroscopy, photo-
to engineering activities, including engineering design and
acoustic spectroscopy, rapid-scanning spectroscopy. Pre-
plant operation. Criteria and performance standards analyzed
requisite: Consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester
for facility siting, pollution control, and mitigation of impacts.
hours. Offered alternate years.
North American ecosystems analyzed. Concepts of forestry,
range, and wildlife management integrated as they apply to
all of the above. Three to four weekend trips will be arranged
during the semester. 3 lecture hours, 3 semester hours.
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Energy Minor
RONMENTAL SYSTEMS (l) Applications of microbial
physiological processes to engineered and human-impacted
Minor and Area of Special Interest Only
systems for the purpose of achieving environmentally
JAMES A. MCNEIL, Professor of Physics and Interim Director
desirable results. Topics include microbial identification and
Department of Chemical Engineering
enumeration, biofilms in engineered systems, industrial fer-
ANDREW M. HERRING, Associate Professor
mentations and respirations, biodegradation and bioremediation
JOHN M. PERSICHETTI, Lecturer
of organic and inorganic contaminants, wastewater micro-
Division of Economics and Business
biology, renewable energy generation, and agricultural biotech-
CAROL DAHL, Professor
nology. Prerequisite: CHGC562 or equivalent, or enrollment
Division of Environmental Science and Engineering
in an ESE program. 3 hours lecture, 3 semester hours.
LINDA FIGUROA, Associate Professor
CHGN221. ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I (I) Structure, prop-
Division of Engineering
erties, and reactions of the important classes of organic com-
P. K. SEN, Professor
pounds, introduction to reaction mechanisms. Laboratory
DAVID MUNOZ, Associate Professor
exercises including synthesis, product purification and char-
MARCELO SIMOES, Associate Professor
acterization. Prerequisite: CHGN124, CHGN126. 3 hours
Department of Geology and Geological Engineering
lecture; 3 hours lab; 4 semester hours.
JOHN CURTIS, Professor
MURRAY W. HITZMAN, Professor, Charles F. Fogarty Professor of
CHGN222. ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II (II) Continuation of
Economic Geology
CHGN221. Prerequisite: CHGN221. 3 hours lecture; 3 hours
Department of Geophysics
lab; 4 semester hours.
ROEL SCHNIEDER, Professor
Department of Mining Engineering
MASAMI NAKAGAWA, Professor
Department of Petroleum Engineering
RAMONA M. GRAVES, Professor and Interim Department Head
DWAYNE BOURGOYNE, Assistant Professor
LINDA BATTALORA, Lecturer
Department of Physics
REUBEN COLLINS, Professor
P. CRAIG TAYLOR, Professor
Division of Liberal Arts and International Studies
CARL MITCHAM, Professor
JOHN HEILBRUNN, Assistant Professor
Programs Offered:
Minor in Energy
Area of Special Interest in Energy
Program Educational Objectives
The discovery, production, and use of energy in modern
societies has profound and far-reaching economic, political,
and environmental effects. As energy is one of CSM's core
statutory missions, it is appropriate that CSM offer a program
of study that not only addresses the scientific and technical
aspects of energy production and use but its broader social
impacts as well. The Energy Minor program is intended to
provide engineering students with a deeper understanding of
the complex role energy technology plays in modern soci-
eties by meeting the following learning objectives:
1. Students will gain a broad understanding of the scientific,
engineering, environmental, economic and social aspects
of the production, delivery, and utilization of energy as it
relates to the support of current and future civilization both
regional and worldwide.
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2. Students will develop depth or breadth in their scientific
EGGN486: Practical Design of Small Renewable Energy
and engineering understanding of energy technology.
Systems, 3 sem. hrs.
PHGN419: Principles of Solar Energy Systems,
3. Students will be able to apply their knowledge of energy
3 sem. hrs.
science and technology to societal problems requiring
economic, scientific, and technical analysis and
General Track (9 sem. hrs.)
innovation, while working in a multidisciplinary
Required courses:
environment and be able to communicate effectively the
ENGY310: Fossil Energy, 3 sem. hrs.
outcomes of their analyses in written and oral form.
ENGY320: Renewable Energy, 3 sem. hrs.
ENGY340: Nuclear Energy, 3 sem. hrs.
Program Requirements:
Minor in Energy:
Elective courses: one additional course chosen from either
the Fossil Energy or Renewable Energy tracks or from the
The Minor in Energy requires a minimum of 18 credit
following additional energy-related courses:
hours of acceptable course work. There are three curricular
LAIS442: Natural Resources and War in Africa, 3 sem.
tracks: Fossil Energy, Renewable Energy, and General. All
hrs.
Energy Minors must take Introduction to Energy, ENGY200,
LAIS452: Corruption and Development, 3 sem. hrs.
and Energy Economics, EBGN330/ENGY330, and Global
LAIS486: Science and Technology Policy, 3 sem. hrs.
Energy Policy, ENGY490. In addition to the required
EGGN389: Fundamentals of Electric Machinery I, 3 sem.
courses, students in the Fossil Energy track must take
hrs.
ENGY310, Fossil Energy, and two approved fossil energy-
EGGN403: Thermodynamics II, 3 sem. hrs.
related electives. In addition to the required courses, stu-
dents in the Renewable Energy track must take ENGY320,
Policy course (3 sem. hrs., required for all Energy minors):
ENGY490 / LAIS490: Global Energy Policy, 3 sem. hrs.
Renewable Energy, and two approved renewable energy-re-
lated electives. In addition to the required courses, students
Description of Courses:
in the General track must take at least two of the energy topic
survey courses, ENGY310, Fossil Energy, ENGY320, Re-
ENGY200. Introduction to Energy. Survey of human-pro-
newable Energy, and ENGY340, Nuclear Energy, and one
duced energy technologies including steam, hydro, fossil (pe-
additional energy-related elective from any category. Up to 3
troleum, coal, and unconventionals), geothermal, wind, solar,
hours of coursework may be taken in the student's degree-
biofuels, nuclear, and fuel cells. Current and possible future
granting department.
energy transmission and efficiency. Evaluation of different
energy sources in terms of a feasibility matrix of technical,
The Area of Special Interest in Energy requires a mini-
economic, environmental, and political aspects. Prerequi-
mum of 12 credit hours of acceptable course work:
sites: PHGN200,SYGN101 or BELS101. 3 hours lecture;
ENGY200, EBGN330/ENGY330 and two additional courses
3 semester hours.
selected from the Energy-related courses listed below.
ENGY310. Fossil Energy (I). Students will learn about
conventional coal, oil, and gas energy sources across the full
Introductory Courses (6 sem. hrs.)
course of exploitation, from their geologic origin, through
ENGY200 Introduction to Energy 3 sem. hrs.
EBGN 30 / ENGY330 Energy Economics, 3 sem. hrs.
discovery, extraction, processing, processing, marketing, and
finally to their end-use in society. Students will be introduced
Energy-related Courses: Fossil Energy Track (9 sem. hrs.)
to the key technical concepts of flow through rock, the geot-
ENGY310: Fossil Energy, 3 sem. hrs.
hermal temperature and pressure gradients, hydrostatics, and
ChEN408: Natural Gas Processing, 3 sem. hrs.
structural statics as needed to understand the key technical
ChEN409: Petroleum Processes, 3 sem. hrs.
challenges of mining, drilling, and production. Students will
GEGN438: Petroleum Geology I, 3 sem. hrs.
then be introduced to unconventional (emerging) fossil-based
PEGN308: Reservoir Rock Properties, 3 sem. hrs.
resources, noting the key drivers and hurdles associated with
PEGN311: Drilling Engineering, 3 sem. hrs.
their development. Students will learn to quantify the societal
PEGN419: Well Log Analysis and Formation Evaluation,
cost and benefits of each fossil resource across the full course
3 sem. hrs.
PEGN422: Economics and Evaluation of Oil and Gas
of exploitation and in a final project will propose or evaluate
Projects, 3 sem. hrs.
a national or global fossil energy strategy, supporting their
PEGN438/MNGN438: Geostatistics, 3 sem. hrs.
arguments with quantitative technical analysis. Prerequisite:
ENGY200. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
Energy-related Courses: Renewable Energy Track (9 sem.
ENGY320. Renewable Energy (I). Survey of renewable
hrs.)
sources of energy. The basic science behind renewable forms
ENGY320: Renewable Energy, 3 sem. hrs.
MTGN469: Fuel Cell Science and Technology, 3 sem. hrs.
of energy production, technologies for renewable energy
storage, distribution, and utilization, production of alternative
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fuels, intermittency, natural resource utilization, efficiency
Materials Science
and cost analysis and environmental impact. Prerequisite
ENGY200. 3 hours lecture, 3 semester hours.
(Interdisciplinary Program)
ENGY330/EBGN330. Energy Economics (I). Study of
This graduate interdisciplinary Materials Science Program
is administered jointly by the Departments of Chemical Engi-
economic theories of optimal resource extraction, market
neering and Petroleum Refining, Chemistry and Geochem-
power, market failure, regulation, deregulation, technological
istry, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Physics and
change and resource scarcity. Economic tools used to analyze
the Division of Engineering. Each department is represented
OPEC energy mergers, natural gas price controls and deregu-
on both the Governing Board and the Graduate Affairs Com-
lation, electric utility restructuring, energy taxes, environ-
mittee which are responsible for the operation of the pro-
mental impacts of energy use, government R&D programs,
gram.
and other energy topics. Prerequisites: EBGN201 or
Listed below are 400-level undergraduate courses which
EBGN311. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
are cross-listed with 500-level graduate Materials Science
ENGY340. Introduction to Nuclear Energy (II). Survey of
courses. Additional courses offered by the Program Depart-
nuclear energy and the nuclear fuel cycle including the basic
ments, not listed here, may also satisfy the course-require-
principles of nuclear fission and an introduction to basic nu-
ments towards a graduate degree in this Program. Consult the
clear reactor design and operation. Nuclear fuel, uranium re-
Materials Science Program Guidelines for Graduate Students
sources, distribution, and fuel fabrication, conversion and
(in the Graduate Coordinator's office in Hill Hall) and the
breeding. Nuclear safety, nuclear waste, nuclear weapons and
Materials Science Program's course-listings in the Graduate
proliferation as well economic, environmental and political
Bulletin for graduate requirements. It should be noted that
impacts of nuclear energy. Prerequisite: ENGY200. 3 hours
graduate level course credit ( for "500"-level courses cross-
lecture; 3 semester hours.
listed with a 400-level course-number will include additional
course work above that required for 400-level credit.
ENGY490. Global Energy Policy (II). A transdisciplinary
capstone seminar that explores a spectrum of approaches to
MLGN502/PHGN440. SOLID STATE PHYSICS An ele-
the understanding, planning, and implementation of energy
mentary study of the properties of solids including crystalline
production and use, including those typical of diverse private
structure and its determination, lattice vibrations, electrons in
and public (national and international) corporations, organi-
metals, and semiconductors. (Graduate students in physics
zations, states, and agencies. Aspects of global energy policy
may register only for PHGN440.) Prerequisite: PH320.
that may be considered include the historical, social, cultural,
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
economic, ethical, political, and environmental aspects of en-
MLGN505*/MTGN445. MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF
ergy together with comparative methodologies and assess-
MATERIALS (I) Mechanical properties and relationships.
ments of diverse forms of energy development. Prerequisites:
Plastic deformation of crystalline materials. Relationships of
ENGY330/EBGN330 and one of either ENGY310,
microstructures to mechanical strength. Fracture, creep, and
ENGY320, or ENGY340; or consent of instructor. 3 hours
fatigue. Prerequisite: MTGN348. 3 hours lecture; 3 hours
lecture/seminar; 3 semester hours.
lab; 3/4 semester hours. *This is a 3 credit-hour graduate
course in the Materials Science Program and a 4 credit-hour
undergraduate-course in the MTGN program.
MLGN510/CHGN410 SURFACE CHEMISTRY (I) Intro-
duction to colloid systems, capillarity, surface tension and
contact angle, adsorption from solution, micelles and mi-
croemulsions, the solid/gas interface, surface analytical tech-
niques, Van Der Waal forces, electrical properties and colloid
stability, some specific colloid systems (clays, foams and
emulsions). Students enrolled for graduate credit in
MLGN510 must complete a special project. Prerequisite:
DCGN209 or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semes-
ter hours.
MLGN512/MTGN412. CERAMIC ENGINEERING (II) Ap-
plication of engineering principles to nonmetallic and ce-
ramic materials. Processing of raw materials and production
of ceramic bodies, glazes, glasses, enamels, and cements.
Firing processes and reactions in glass bonded as well as me-
chanically bonded systems. Prerequisite: MTGN348.
3 hours. lecture; 3 semester hours.
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MLGN515/MTGN415. ELECTRICAL PROPERTIES AND
Materials science of polymers in varying physical states. Pro-
APPLICATIONS OF MATERIALS (II) Survey of the elec-
cessing operations for polymeric materials and use in separa-
trical properties of materials, and the applications of materi-
tions. Prerequisite: CHGN221, MATH225, CHEN357 or
als as electrical circuit components. The effects of chemistry,
consent of instructor. 3 hour lecture, 3 semester hours.
processing, and microstructure on the electrical properties
MLGN531/CHGN416. INTRODUCTION TO POLYMER
will be discussed, along with functions, performance require-
ENGINEERING (II) This class provides a background in
ments, and testing methods of materials for each type of cir-
polymer fluid mechanics, polymer rheological response and
cuit component. The general topics covered are conductors,
polymer shape forming. The class begins with a discussion of
resistors, insulators, capacitors, energy convertors, magnetic
the definition and measurement of material properties. Inter-
materials, and integrated circuits. Prerequisites: PHGN200;
relationships among the material response functions are elu-
MTGN311 or MLGN501; MTGN412/MLGN512, or consent
cidated and relevant correlations between experimental data
of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
and material response in real flow situations are given. Pro-
MLGN516/MTGN416. PROPERTIES OF CERAMICS (II)
cessing operations for polymeric materials will then be ad-
A survey of the properties of ceramic materials and how
dressed. These include the flow of polymers through circular,
these properties are determined by the chemical structure
slit, and complex dies. Fiber spinning, film blowing, extru-
(composition), crystal structure, and the microstructure of
sion and co-extrusion will be covered as will injection mold-
crystalline ceramics and glasses. Thermal, optical, and me-
ing. Graduate students are required to write a term paper and
chanical properties of single-phase and multi-phase ceramics,
take separate examinations which are at a more advanced
including composites, are covered. Prerequisites: PHGN200,
level. Prerequisite: CRGN307, EGGN351 or equivalent. 3
MTGN311 or MLGN501, MTGN412 or consent of instruc-
hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
tor. 3 semester hours: 3 hours lecture.
MLGN535, PHGN435/535, and ChEN 435/535. INTERDIS-
MLGN517/EGGN422. SOLID MECHANICS OF MATERI-
CIPLINARY MICROELECTRONICS PROCESSING LAB-
ALS (I) Review mechanics of materials. Introduction to elas-
ORATORY (II) Application of science and engineering
tic and non-linear continua. Cartesian tensors and stresses
principles to the design, fabrication, and testing of microelec-
and strains. Analytical solution of elasticity problems. De-
tronic devices. Emphasis on specific unit operations and the
velop basic concepts of fracture mechanics. Prerequisite:
interrelation among processing steps. Prerequisite: Consent
EGGN320 or equivalent, MATH225 or equivalent. 3 hours
of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
lecture; 3 semester hours.
MLGN544/MTGN414. PROCESSING OF CERAMICS (II)
MLGN519/MTGN419. NON-CRYSTALLINE MATERI-
A description of the principles of ceramic processing and the
ALS (I) An introduction to the principles of glass science and
relationship between processing and microstructure. Raw
engineering and non-crystalline materials in general. Glass
materials and raw material preparation, forming and fabrica-
formation, structure, crystallization and properties will be
tion, thermal processing, and finishing
covered, along with a survey of commercial glass composi-
of ceramic materials will be covered. Principles will be illus-
tions, manufacturing processes and applications. Prerequi-
trated by case studies on specific ceramic materials. A project
sites: MTGN311 or MLGN501; MLGN512/MTGN412, or
to design a ceramic fabrication process is required. Field trips
consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
to local ceramic manufacturing operations are included.
MLGN522/PHGN441. SOLID STATE PHYSICS APPLICA-
Prerequisites: MTGN311, MTGN331, and
TIONS AND PHENOMENA Continuation of
MTGN412/MLGN512 or consent of instructor. 3 hours lec-
MLGN502/PHGN440 with an emphasis on applications of
ture; 3 semester hours.
the principles of solid state physics to practical properties of
MLGN550/MLGN450. STATISTICAL PROCESS CON-
materials including: optical properties, superconductivity, di-
TROLAND DESIGN OF EXPERIMENTS (I) An introduc-
electric properties, magnetism, noncrystalline structure, and
tion to statistical process control, process capability analysis
interfaces. Graduate students in physics cannot receive credit
and experimental design techniques. Statistical process con-
for MLGN522, only PHGN441. Prerequisite: MLGN502/
trol theory and techniques will be developed and applied to
PHGN440. 3 hours lecture, 3 semester hours. *Those receiv-
control charts for variables and attributes involved in process
ing graduate credit will be required to submit a term paper, in
control and evaluation. Process capability concepts will be
addition to satisfying all of the other requirements of the
developed and applied for the evaluation of manufacturing
course.
processes. The theory and application of designed experi-
MLGN530/CHEN415. POLYMER SCIENCE AND TECH-
ments will be developed and applied for full factorial experi-
NOLOGY Chemistry and thermodynamics of polymers and
ments, fractional factorial experiments, screening
polymer solutions. Reaction engineering of polymerization.
experiments, multilevel experiments and mixture experi-
Characterization techniques based on solution properties.
ments. Analysis of designed experiments will be carried out
by graphical and statistical techniques. Computer software
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will be utilized for statistical process control and for the de-
Guy T. McBride, Jr.
sign and analysis of experiments. Prerequisite: Consent of In-
structor. 3 hours lecture, 3 semester hours.
Honors Program in Public
MLGN563/MTGN463. POLYMER ENGINEERING:
STRUCTURE, PROPERTIES AND PROCESSING An in-
Affairs for Engineers
troduction to the structure and properties of polymeric mate-
DR. ARTHUR SACKS, Program Director and Professor of Liberal
rials, their deformation and failure mechanisms, and the
Arts & International Studies
design and fabrication of polymeric end items. The molecu-
DR. LORING ABEYTA, Program Manager and Lecturer in the
lar and crystallographic structures of polymers will be devel-
McBride Honors Program
oped and related to the elastic, viscoelastic, yield and fracture
Program Educational Objectives
properties of polymeric solids and reinforced polymer com-
The McBride Honors Program offers a 24-semester-hour
posites. Emphasis will be placed on forming techniques for
program of seminars and off-campus activities that has the
end item fabrication including: extrusion, injection molding,
primary goal of providing a select number of students the op-
reaction injection molding, thermoforming, and blow mold-
portunity to cross the boundaries of their technical expertise
ing. The design of end items will be considered in relation to:
into the ethical, cultural, socio-political, and environmental
materials selection, manufacturing engineering, properties,
dimensions of science and technology. Students will gain the
and applications. Prerequisite: MTGN311.
knowledge, values, and skills to project, analyze and evaluate
MLGN569/MTGN569/MTGN469/EGGN469/EGGN569/
the moral, social and environmental implications of their fu-
ChEN469 FUEL CELL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
ture professional judgments and activities, not only for the
(II). Investigate fundamentals of fuel-call operation and elec-
particular organizations with which they will be involved,
trochemistry from a chemical thermodynamics and materials
but also for the nation and the world. Themes, approaches
science perspective. Review types of fuel cells, fuel-process-
and perspectives from the humanities and the social sciences
ing requirements and approaches, and fuel-cell system inte-
are integrated with science and engineering perspectives to
gration. Examine current topics in fuel-cell science and
develop in students habits of thought necessary for a broad
technology. Fabricate and test operational fuel cells in the
understanding of societal and cultural issues that enhance
Colorado Fuel Cell Center. Prerequisites: EGGN371 or
critical thinking, social responsibility enlightened leadership,
ChEN357 or MTGN351 Thermodynamics I, MATH225 Dif-
and effective management. This Program leads to a certifi-
ferential Equations, or consent of instructor. 3 credit hours.
cate and a Minor in the McBride Honors Program in Public
Affairs for Engineers.
Program Description
Designed and taught by teams of faculty members from
the humanities, social sciences, life and physical sciences,
and engineering, the curriculum of the McBride Honors Pro-
gram in Public Affairs for Engineers features the following
educational experiences:
u Student-centered seminars guided by faculty moderators
from various disciplines.
u An interdisciplinary approach that integrates domestic
and global perspectives into the curriculum.
u One-to-one long-lasting relationships between faculty
and students.
u Development and practice of oral/written communica-
tion and listening skills.
u Opportunity to travel to Washington, DC and abroad as
part of the McBride curriculum.
u Intellectual relationships and camaraderie.
u Public affairs or policy related internship.
u Public affairs or policy related internship.
A central experience in the program is the Practicum (an
internship, overseas study, public service, undergraduate
research experience, or thesis), which usually comes during
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the summer following the junior year. Because engineers and
Study trips to ensure the safety of peers, maximize the
scientists will continue to assume significant responsibilities
educational experience of the group, and maintain
as leaders in public and private sectors, it is essential that
CSM’s high reputation;
CSM students be prepared for more than their traditional
u understanding that the McBride faculty is committed to
first jobs. Leadership and management demand an under-
provide the best education to help students become
standing of the accelerating pace of change that marks the
thoughtful and responsible persons, citizens, and pro-
social, political, economic, and environmental currents of
fessionals;
society and a commitment to social and environmental
u upholding the highest standards of ethical conduct and
responsibility. While the seminars in the Program are
the CSM Honor Code, particularly those related to aca-
designed to nourish such an understanding, the internship
demic honesty and respect for peers, instructors, and
allows students to see firsthand the kinds of challenges that
Program administrators.
they will face in their professional lives.
Although the educational experiences in the McBride
Foreign study is also possible either through CSM-
Honors Program are rigorous and demand a high degree of
sponsored trips or through individual plans arranged in
dedication from the students, McBride graduates have
consultation with the Director and CSM’s Office of
gained positions of their choice in industry, business, gov-
International Programs. The cost for any foreign study is the
ernment, and within non-governmental organizations more
responsibility of the student.
easily than others, and have been successful in winning
Student Profile
admission to high-quality graduate, law, medicine and other
The McBride Honors Program in Public Affairs for
professional schools.
Engineers seeks to enroll students who can benefit most
Admission
from the learning experiences upon which the Program is
based while significantly contributing to the broader learning
Interested students should apply to the McBride Program
objectives of the McBride community. Most honors pro-
by mid-September of the freshman year by filling out an
grams admit students almost exclusively on the basis of aca-
application, submitting an essay, and securing a letter of rec-
demic record. Although the McBride Honors Program uses
ommendation (see website for details:
SAT and ACT test scores, and high school grade point aver-
http://mcbride.mines.edu/). Applicants will be interviewed
age as important indicators of success in the McBride
by a team of Honors faculty and students. Once a finalist
Program, they form only part of the criteria used in the
accepts the responsibilities of being a member of the
admission process. The McBride Program also examines
Program (see above), s/he begins taking Honors seminars in
extracurricular activities, interest in public affairs and public
the Spring semester of the freshman year.
policy, and the willingness to engage actively in discussion
Transfer and Graduation Policies
and debate. Applicants must demonstrate their commitment
The McBride Program accepts applications from transfer
to public service, their leadership potential, willingness to
students as follows:
understand and respect perspectives other than their own,
u Transfer students who enter CSM in the fall semester
and writing, listening, and speaking abilities through an
must fill out an application and complete the applica-
essay and an interview with faculty members.
tion and interview process with all freshmen applicants
Once admitted into the Program, a McBride student com-
(see above).
mits to:
u Transfer students who enter CSM in the spring semes-
u completing the 24-credit-hour McBride curriculum as
ter must submit a full application, including the essay,
stated in the Bulletin, deviating from this course of
and arrange an interview with the Program Director
study only with permission from the Program Adminis-
and the Program Manager before the first day of spring
tration;
semester classes.
u participating in the McBride seminars as an active and
All transfer students should expect to take the entire
responsible member of the learning community, always
McBride curriculum (24 credit hours) in residence. Only
completing reading and writing assignments in order to
under very special circumstances will the Director consider a
be ready to learn and teach;
petition by a transfer student for course substitutions.
u engaging in the highest level of intellectual discourse in
Academic Standards
a civil and respectful manner with all members of the
Students must perform to the highest levels of writing,
CSM community, even with those who hold different
reading, and discussion in preparation for and during
beliefs, values, and views of the world and the Earth;
McBride seminars. Participation in class projects and discus-
u accepting and behaving according to the rules estab-
sions is essential. Students who do not maintain an appropri-
lished for the Washington Policy and Foreign Area
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ate level of participation and engagement may be asked to
to complete the Public Affairs minor instead of trans-
leave the Program.
ferring their credits to the Division of Liberal Arts and
Academic integrity and honesty are expected of all Mines
International Studies.
students. Any infractions in these areas will be handled under
u If students wish to appeal their withdrawal from the
the rules of CSM and the McBride Program and may result
McBride Honors Program, they must write a letter of
in dismissal from the Program.
appeal to the Director, who will review the student's
The Program demands a high level of achievement not
case and consult with the McBride Advisory Commit-
only in Honors courses, but in all academic work attempted
tee.
at CSM. To that end, a student must meet the following re-
H & SS Core Curriculum Requirements
quirements:
Students completing the McBride Honors Program are re-
u A cumulative GPA of 2.9 or higher is required at the
quired to complete LAIS100, "Nature and Human Values,"
end of the fall semester of the freshman year. Students
and EBGN201, "Principles of Economics." McBride stu-
who meet this GPA requirement at the end of their fall
dents are exempt from completing SYGN200, "Human Sys-
semester in the freshman year will be formally admit-
tems."
ted to the Program and allowed to enroll in the
Description of Courses
McBride freshman seminar in the spring of their fresh-
man year. Failure to meet the GPA requirement will re-
HNRS101. PARADOXES OF THE HUMAN CONDITION
sult in voiding the invitation to join the McBride
Study of the paradoxes in the human condition as expressed
Program.
in significant texts in classics, literature, moral philosophy,
u
and history; drama and music, both classical and contem-
A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 in Honors course-
porary, history, biography, and fiction. Prerequisite: Fresh-
work is required to remain in good academic standing
man status in the McBride Honors Program. 3 hours seminar;
in the Program. Students who drop below a cumulative
3 semester hours.
3.0 in their McBride coursework will be placed on pro-
bation for one semester. If the required minimum GPA
HNRS201. CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY: A STUDY OF
has not been met at the end of the probationary semes-
DIVERSE CULTURES A study of cultures within the
ter, or in any subsequent semester, the student will be
United States and abroad and the behavior of people. The
withdrawn from the Program.
seminar will emphasize the roles of languages, religions,
u
moral values, and legal and economic systems in the cultures
If a student's CSM semester GPA falls below 2.9, the
selected for inquiry. Prerequisite: HNRS101 or consent of the
student will receive a formal letter from the Director
Principal Tutor. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
noting that his or her semester GPA does not meet
McBride standards. The student will be strongly en-
HNRS202. COMPARATIVE POLITICAL AND ECO-
couraged to meet with the Director and the Program
NOMIC SYSTEMS This course constitutes a comparative
Manager to review strategies for academic success.
study of the interrelationships between political and economic
u
systems in theory and practice. Totalitarianism, authoritarian-
A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.9 is required in all
ism, democracy, anarchy, socialism, and communism will be
course work at CSM. Students who drop below a cu-
examined in their historical and theoretical contexts and
mulative GPA of 2.9 will be placed on probation for
compared with baseline concepts of what constitutes a politi-
one semester. Those students will receive a formal let-
cal system. Economics will be studied from a historical/
ter from the Director informing them that they are on
developmental approach, examining classical and neo-
academic probation and are required to meet with the
classical economics and theories of major western econo-
Director. Students must meet with the Program Man-
mists, including Smith, Marx, and Keynes. Specific nation or
ager or another faculty member regularly through the
area case studies will be used to integrate concepts and to ex-
semester of academic probation. These regular meet-
plore possible new global conditions which define the roles
ings will be recorded in the student file by the Program
of governments and other institutions in the development,
Manager or another faculty member. If the required
planning, and control of economic activities and social pol-
minimum GPA has not been met at the end of the pro-
icy. Prerequisite: HNRS201 or permission of the Principal
bationary semester, or in any subsequent semester, the
Tutor. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
student will be withdrawn from the Program.
u
HNRS301. INTERNATIONAL POLITICAL ECONOMY
A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.9 and an Honors
International political economy is the study of the dynamic
GPA of 3.0 at the time of graduation is required in
relationships between nation-states and the global market-
order to receive the "Minor in the McBride Honors
place. Topics include: international and world politics,
Program in Public Affairs." Graduating seniors who
money and international finance, international trade, multi-
fall below these minima will receive a "Minor in Public
national and global corporations, global development, transi-
Affairs" without the Honors designation if they choose
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tion economies and societies, and developing economies and
an economic theme. Prerequisite: HNRS312 or permission of
societies. Prerequisite: HNRS202 or permission of Principal
Principal Tutor. 3 hours seminar, 3 semester hours.
Tutor. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
HNRS411. STUDY OF LEADERSHIP AND POWER An
HNRS302. TECHNOLOGY AND SOCIO-ECONOMIC
intellectual examination into the nature of leadership and
CHANGE A critical analysis of the interactions among sci-
power. Focuses on understanding and interpreting the leader-
ence, technology, and American values and institutions. The
ship role, both its potential and its limitations, in various
seminar will study the role of technology in American society
historical, literary, political, socio-economic, and cultural
and will debate the implications of technology transfer from
contexts. Exemplary leaders and their antitypes are analyzed.
developed to developing nations. Students will learn to relate
Characteristics of leaders are related to their cultural and
technological issues to socio-economic and religious aspects
temporal context. This course will ask questions regarding
of society and explore the moral and social consequences of
the morality of power and its uses. Leadership in technical
technological innovations. Prerequisite: HNRS202 or permis-
and non-technical environments will be compared and con-
sion of Principal Tutor. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
trasted. Additionally, power and empowerment, and the
HNRS311. U.S. PUBLIC POLICY: DOMESTIC AND FOR-
complications of becoming or of confronting a leader are
EIGN Detailed examination of United States public policy,
scrutinized. Prerequisite: HNRS311 or HNRS312 or permis-
using a case study approach to guide students to understand
sion of Principal Tutor. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
the various aspects of policy making and the participants in
HNRS412. CONFLICT RESOLUTION An in-depth look at
the process. As an outcome of this seminar, students will
creative, non-violent, non-litigious, win-win ways to handle
have the ability to engage in informed, critical analysis of
conflicts in personal, business, environmental and govern-
public policy, and will understand the process and how they
mental settings. The class will learn concepts, theories and
may become involved in it. Students should expect to spend
methods of conflict resolution, study past and present cases,
spring break in Washington, D.C., as part of this seminar.
and observe on-going conflict resolution efforts in the Den-
Prerequisite: HNRS301 or HNRS302 or permission of Prin-
ver area. Prerequisite: HNRS311 or HNRS312 or permission
cipal Tutor. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
of Principal Tutor. 3 hour seminar. 3 semester hours.
HNRS312 FOREIGN AREA STUDY A survey of current
HNRS420. SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, AND ETHICS
public policy issues of a selected country or region, based on
A comprehensive inquiry into ethical and moral issues raised
a broad survey of history and culture as well as contemporary
by modern science and technology. Issues covered include:
social, technological, economic and political trends. The
the contention that science is value neutral; the particular
areas that might be studied in a three year rotation; Far East
sorts of ethical problems faced by engineers in their public
(China and Taiwan or Hong Kong, Indonesia and/or Malaysia),
and political roles in deciding uses of materials and energy;
Latin America (Brazil or Chile), Middle East/Africa (Turkey
the personal problems faced in the development of a career in
or South Africa). Students taking this seminar in preparation
science and technology; the moral dilemmas inherent in
for a McBride sponsored trip abroad might be able to take a
using natural forms and energies for human purposes; and
brief intensive language course before departure. Prerequi-
the technologically dominated modern civilization. The sem-
site: HNRS301 or HNRS302 or permission of Principal Tutor.
inar will consist of readings and discussion of ethical issues
3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
in plays, works of fiction, and films. Prerequisite: HNRS411
HNRS401. MCBRIDE PRACTICUM: INTERNSHIP An
or HNRS412 or permission of the Principal Tutor. 3 hours
off-campus practicum which may include an internship in a
seminar; 3 semester hours.
company, government agency, or public service organization
HNRS498. SPECIAL TOPICS IN THE MCBRIDE HON-
(domestic or foreign), or foreign study as a part of a McBride
ORS PROGRAM IN PUBLIC AFFAIRS FOR ENGINEERS
group or individually. The practicum must have prior approval
A Special Topics course will be a pilot course in the McBride
of the Principal Tutor. All students completing a practicum
curriculum or will be offered as an enhancement to regularly-
are expected to keep an extensive journal and write a pro-
scheduled McBride seminars. Special Topics courses in the
fessional report detailing, analyzing, and evaluating their
McBride curriculum will not be offered more than twice.
experiences. Prerequisite: HNRS311. 3 hours seminar;
Variable credit: 1 - 6 semester hours. Repeatable for credit
3 semester hours.
under different titles.
HNRS402. MCBRIDE PRACTICUM: FOREIGN AREA
HNRS499. INDEPENDENT STUDY Under special circum-
STUDY FIELD TRIP After completing the HNRS312
stances, a McBride student may use this course number to
Foreign Area Study seminar, students travel to the selected
register for an independent study project which substitutes
country or region. Students will gain first hand experience
for or enhances the regularly-scheduled McBride curriculum
interacting and communicating with people from another
seminars. Variable credit: 1 - 6 semester hours. Repeatable
culture. Students will complete a written research and analy-
for credit.
sis report using historic cultural, technological, political, or
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Military Science
$500 per month during the academic year. Students interested
in the scholarship program should contact the AROTC
(Army ROTC-AROTC)
Enrollment and Scholarship Officer at 303-492-3549 no later
The Department of Military Science offers programs lead-
than the beginning of the spring semester to apply for the fol-
ing to an officer's commission in the active Army, Army
lowing academic year.
Reserve, or National Guard in conjunction with an under-
Simultaneous Membership Program
graduate or graduate degree. Military science courses are
Students currently in the Army Reserves or Army National
designed to supplement a regular degree program by offering
Guard and entering either the second year of the basic course
practical leadership and management experience. The
or the advanced course may participate in the Simultaneous
Military Science Program at the Colorado School of Mines
Membership Program (SMP). Students participating in this
(CSM) is offered in conjunction with the University of
program will receive $450 to $500 monthly stipend plus their
Colorado at Boulder (CU-B). Students attend classes at the
unit pay at the E-5 grade. SMP participants may be eligible
Colorado School of Mines in Golden.
for Army Reserve or Army National Guard tuition assistance
Four-Year Program
benefits.
The four-year program consists of two phases: the basic
Leadership Laboratories
course (freshman and sophomore years) and the advanced
Leadership labs provide cadets with practical leadership
course (junior and senior years).
experience and performance-oriented, hands-on instruction
Basic course
outside the classroom.. Diagnostic evaluations of cadets in
The basic course offers a 2- or 3-credit course each semes-
leadership roles are frequently administered. Leadership labs
ter, covering Army history and organization as well as mili-
are compulsory for enrolled cadets. Physical training is con-
tary leadership and management. Laboratory sessions provide
ducted three times a week with the purpose of developing
the opportunity to apply leadership skills while learning basic
muscular strength, endurance, and cardio-respiratory
military skills. Enrollment in the basic course incurs no mili-
endurance.
tary obligation except for Army scholarship recipients.
Veterans
Advanced course
Veterans who have served on active duty or in the Army
The advanced course covers leadership, tactics and unit
Reserve/National Guard are also eligible for the ROTC pro-
operations, training techniques, military law, and professional
gram. Although veterans are not required to take the Basic
ethics, and includes a leadership practicum each semester. A
Course, they are encouraged to do so. A minimum of 60
33-day summer advanced camp at Fort Lewis, Washington,
credit hours are required prior to enrolling in the Advanced
provides challenging leadership training and is a prerequisite
Course.
for commissioning. Advanced course students must have
Registration and Credits
completed the basic course and obtain permission from the
Army ROTC serves as elective credit in most departments.
Professor of Military Science (PMS).
Elective course credit toward your degree for AROTC classes
Two-Year Program
will be determined by your individual academic advisor.
The two-year program consists of the advanced course,
Students who wish to register for Army ROTC classes do so
preceded by attending the Leaders Training course (a four-
through the normal course registration process at CSM.
week summer ROTC basic course at Ft. Knox, Kentucky).
AROTC classes begin with the MSGN prefix.
Veterans, or Active Army Reserve/Army National Guard
For more information about AROTC, contact the Army
Soldiers, or students who have participated in three years of
ROTC Enrollment and Scholarship Officer at 303-492-3549
Junior ROTC or Civil Air Patrol, may be eligible to enroll in
or 303-492-6495, or the department on campus directly at
the advanced course without attendance at basic camp or
303-273-3380. The department is located in the Military
completion of the basic course. Advanced course students
Science building on the corner of Maple St and West Campus
must obtain permission from the Professor of Military
Drive. You can also go to http://www.colorado.edu/AROTC.
Science (PMS) at 303-492-6495.
For information about CSM, call 303-273-3398 or 303-273-
Scholarship Programs
3380.
Four-year college scholarships are available to high school
Military Science Minor
seniors, who apply before December 1 of their senior year.
Army ROTC cadets desiring to receive a minor in Military
Competition for two- and three- year scholarships is open to
Science must complete at least 18 hours of Military Science
all university students, regardless of academic major and
courses as follows:
whether or not they are currently enrolled in ROTC.
1. At least two courses from the following (4 hours):
Scholarship students receive full tuition and mandatory labo-
ratory fees, a book allowance, and an allowance of $300-
MSGN103. ADVENTURES IN LEADERSHIP I
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MSGN104. ADVENTURES IN LEADERSHIP II
MSGN198. SPECIAL TOPICS IN MILITARY SCIENCE (I,
MSGN198. SPECIAL TOPICS IN MILITARY
II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from
SCIENCE
special interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the
MSGN199. INDEPENDENT STUDY
course is offered only once. Prerequisite: Consent of instruc-
MSGN203. MSGN203. METHODS OF LEADERSHIP
tor. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for credit
AND MANAGEMENT I
under different titles.
MSGN204. METHODS OF LEADERSHIP AND
MSGN199. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II). Individual re-
MANAGEMENT II
search or special problem projects supervised by a faculty
MSGN298. SPECIAL TOPICS IN MILITARY
member. Student and instructor will agree on subject matter,
SCIENCE (I, II)
content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
MSGN299. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II)
"Independent Study" form must be completed and submitted
to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours. Repeat-
2. All fourteen hours contained in the following courses:
able for credit.
MSGN301. MSGN301. MILITARY OPERATIONS
Sophomore Year
AND TRAINING I (I)
*MSGN203. MSGN203. METHODS OF LEADERSHIP
MSGN302. MILITARY OPERATIONS AND
AND MANAGEMENT I (I) Comprehensively reviews ad-
TRAINING II (II)
vanced leadership and management concepts including moti-
MSGN303. LEADERSHIP LABORATORY (I)
vation, attitudes, communication skills, problem solving,
MSGN304. LEADERSHIP LABORATORY (II)
human needs and behavior, and leadership self development.
MSGN401. OFFICER LEADERSHIP AND DEVEL-
Students continue to refine effective written and oral commu-
OPMENT I (I)
nications skills and to explore topics such as the basic
MSGN402. OFFICER LEADERSHIP AND DEVEL-
branches of the Army, and officer and NCO duties. Students
OPMENT II (II)
conduct classroom and practical exercises in small unit light
MSGN403. LEADERSHIP LABORATORY (I)
infantry tactics and are prepared to perform as midlevel lead-
MSGN404. LEADERSHIP LABORATORY (II)
ers in the cadet organization. Lab fee: 1 hour lecture, 2 hours
lab, 3 hours PT, and 80 hours field training; 2 semester hours.
Description of Courses
(Fall)
Freshman Year
*MSGN204. METHODS OF LEADERSHIP AND MAN-
*Indicates courses that may be used to satisfy PAGN
AGEMENT II (II) Focuses on leadership and management
semester requirements.
functions in military and corporate environments. Studies
*MSGN103. ADVENTURES IN LEADERSHIP I (I) Intro-
various components of Army leadership doctrine to include
duces fundamentals of leadership and the United States
the four elements of leadership, leadership principles, risk
Army. Examines its organization, customs, and history as
management and planning theory, the be-know-do frame-
well as its current relevance and purpose. Students also in-
work, and the Army leadership evaluation program. Continue
vestigate basic leadership and management skills necessary
to refine communication skills. Lab fee. 1 hour lecture, 2
to be successful in both military and civilian settings. In-
hours lab, 3 hours PT, and 80hours field training; 2 semester
cludes fundamentals of Army leadership doctrine, team-
hours. (Spring)
building concepts, time and stress management, an
MSGN298. SPECIAL TOPICS IN MILITARY SCIENCE
introduction to cartography and land navigation, marksman-
(I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen
ship, briefing techniques, and some basic military tactics.
from special interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually
Lab fee. 1 hour lecture, 2 hours lab, 3 hours PT, and 80 hours
the course is offered only once. Prerequisite: Consent of in-
field training; 2 semester hours. (Fall)
structor. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for
*MSGN104. Adventures in Leadership II (II) Continues the
credit under different titles.
investigation of leadership in small organizations. Covers se-
MSGN299. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Individual re-
lected topics such as basic troop leading procedures, military
search or special problem projects supervised by a faculty
first aid and casualty evacuation concepts, creating ethical
member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a sub-
work climates, an introduction to Army organizations and in-
ject matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: Consent
stallations, and a further examination of basic military tac-
of instructor. "Independent Study" form must be completed
tics. Introduces students to effective military writing styles.
and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit
Lab fee. 1 hour lecture, 2 hours lab, 3 hours PT, and 80 hours
hours. Repeatable for credit.
field training; 2 semester hours. (Spring)
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MSGN398. SPECIAL TOPICS IN MILITARY SCIENCE
MSGN301. MSGN301. MILITARY OPERATIONS AND
(I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen
TRAINING I (I) Further explores the theory of managing
from special interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually
and leading small military units with an emphasis on practi-
the course is offered only once. Prerequisite: Consent of in-
cal applications at the squad and platoon levels. Students ex-
structor. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for
amine various leadership styles and techniques as they relate
credit under different titles.
to advanced small unit tactics. Familiarizes students with a
MSGN399. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II). Individual re-
variety of topics such as cartography, land navigation, field
search or special problem projects supervised by a faculty
craft, and weapons systems. Involves multiple, evaluated
member. Student and instructor will agree on subject matter,
leadership opportunities in field settings and hands-on expe-
content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
rience with actual military equipment. Students are given
"Independent Study" form must be completed and submitted
maximum leadership opportunities in weekly labs. Prerequi-
to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours. Repeat-
site: Consent of the Professor of Military Science. Lab Fee. 3
able for credit.
hours lecture; 3 semester hours. (Fall)
Senior Year
MSGN302. MILITARY OPERATIONS AND TRAINING II
MSGN401. OFFICER LEADERSHIP AND DEVELOP-
(II) Studies theoretical and practical applications of small
MENT I (I) Examines management and leadership concepts
unit leadership principles. Focuses on managing personnel
and techniques associated with planning and executing mili-
and resources, the military decision making process, the op-
tary training and operations at company and higher echelons.
erations order, and oral communications. Exposes the student
Includes analyses of professional ethics and values, effective
to tactical unit leadership in a variety of environments with a
training principles and procedures, subordinate counseling,
focus on preparation for the summer advance camp experi-
and effective staff officer briefing techniques. Also investi-
ence. Prerequisite: Consent of the Professor of Military Sci-
gates other subjects such as counter terrorism, modern peace-
ence. Lab Fee. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours. (Spring)
keeping missions, and the impact of the information
MSGN303. LEADERSHIP LABORATORY (I) Develop-
revolution on the art of land warfare. Conducted both in and
ment of military leadership techniques to include preparation
out of classroom setting and with multiple practical leader-
of operation plans, presentation of instruction, and supervi-
ship opportunities to organize cadet training and activities.
sion of underclass military cadets. Instruction in military
Prerequisite: Consent of the Professor of Military Science.
drill, ceremonies, and customs and courtesies of the Army.
Lab Fee. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours. (Fall)
Must be taken in conjunction with MSGN301. Prerequisite:
MSGN402. OFFICER LEADERSHIP AND DEVELOP-
Consent of department. Lab Fee. 2 hours lab, 3 hours PT, 80
MENT II (II) Continues MSGN401 study of management
hours field training; .5 semester hour. (Fall)
and leadership concepts and techniques, providing practical
MSGN304. LEADERSHIP LABORATORY (II) Continued
leadership experiences in the classroom and during multiple
development of military leadership techniques with the major
cadet-run activities. Also examines varied topics such as the-
emphasis on leading an Infantry Squad. Training is "hands-
ory and practice of the military justice system, law of war,
on." Practical exercises are used to increase understanding of
military-media relations, support mechanisms for soldiers
the principles of leadership learned in MSGN302. Must be
and their families, operational security considerations, and
taken in conjunction with MSGN302. Prerequisite: Consent
historical case studies in military leadership in the context of
of department. Lab Fee. 2 hours lab, 3 hours PT, 80 hours
21st century land warfare. Prerequisite: Consent of the Pro-
field training; .5 semester hour. (Spring)
fessor of Military Science. Lab Fee. 3 hours lecture; 3 semes-
LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT AND ASSESSMENT
ter hours. (Spring)
COURSE (LDAC) (Fort Lewis, WA) A 34 day LDAC is re-
MSGN403. LEADERSHIP LABORATORY (I) Continued
quired for completion of the AROTC program. LDAC
development of leadership techniques by assignment in the
should be attended between the junior and senior year. The
command and staff positions in the Cadet Battalion. Cadets
emphasis at LDAC is placed on the development of individ-
are expected to plan and execute much of the training associ-
ual leadership initiative and self-confidence. Students are
ated with the day-to-day operations within the cadet battal-
rated on their performance in various positions of leadership
ion. Utilizing the troop leading and management principles
during the LDAC period. The U.S. Army reimburses stu-
learned in previous classes, cadets analyze the problems
dents for travel to and from LDAC. In addition, students re-
which the battalion faces, develop strategies, brief recom-
ceive approximately $600.00 pay while attending LDAC.
mendations, and execute the approved plan. Prerequisite:
Prerequisite: Enrollment in the AROTC LDAC and comple-
Consent of department. Lab Fee. 2 hours lab, 3 hours PT,
tion of MSGN301 through 304.
and 80 hours field training; .5 semester hour. (Fall)
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MSGN404. LEADERSHIP LABORATORY (II) Continued
Those selected for this program must complete a six-week
leadership development by serving in the command and staff
field training program during the summer months as a pre-
positions in the Cadet Battalion. Cadets take a large role in
requisite for entry into the Professional Officer Course the
determining the goals and direction of the cadet organization,
following fall semester.
under supervision of the cadre. Cadets are required to plan
Leadership Lab
and organize cadet outings and much of the training of un-
All AFROTC cadets must attend Leadership Lab (1-1/2
derclassmen. Lab Fee. Prerequisite: Consent of department.
hours per week). The laboratory involves a study of Air Force
Lab Fee. 2 hours lab, 3 hours PT, and 80 hours field training;
customs and courtesies, drill and ceremonies, career opportu-
.5 semester hour. (Spring)
nities, and the life and work of an Air Force junior officer.
MSGN497. SPECIAL STUDIES IN LEADERSHIPAND
Other AFROTC Programs
SMALL GROUP DYNAMICS I (I) The course is specifi-
Other programs are frequently available based on current
cally geared to the unique leadership challenges faced by in-
Air Force needs. Any AFROTC staff member in Boulder (303
dividuals involved in CSM student government and other
492-8351) can discuss best alternatives. Interested students
campus leadership positions. Instruction emphasis is on
should make initial contact as early as possible to create the
forces and dynamics which shape and define leader/man-
best selection opportunity, as selection is on a competitive
ager's job in the campus environment. Prerequisite: Currently
basis. There is no obligation until a formal contract is entered.
appointed or elected leader of a recognized student organiza-
tion or consent of the department head. 1 hour lecture and 5
Description of Courses
hours lab; 3 semester hours.
(AFROTC)
MSGN498. SPECIAL TOPICS IN MILITARY SCIENCE
AFGN101. FOUNDATIONS OF THE UNITED STATES
(I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen
AIR FORCE (I) Introduces students to the U.S. Air Force
from special interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually
and the USAF officer profession. Uses instructor lectures,
the course is offered only once. Prerequisite: Consent of in-
films and videos, and group activities to examine Air Force
structor. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for
issues, officership qualities, and military customs and courte-
credit under different titles.
sies. Emphasizes the communication skills necessary for an
Air Force officer. 1-hour lecture, 2.0 hours lab, 1.5 semester
MSGN499. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II). Individual re-
hours.
search or special problem projects supervised by a faculty
member. Student and instructor will agree on subject matter,
AFGN102. FOUNDATIONS OF THE UNITED STATES
content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
AIR FORCE (II) A continuation of AFGN101. 1-hous lec-
"Independent Study" form must be completed and submitted
ture, 2.0 hours lab, 1.5 semester hours.
to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours. Repeat-
AFGN201. THE EVOLUTION OF USAF AIR AND SPACE
able for credit.
POWER (I) Studies air power from balloons and dirigibles
Air Force ROTC (AFROTC)
through the jet age and historically reviews air power em-
ployment in military and non-military operations in support
Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps
of national objectives. Looks at the evolution of air power
U.S. Air Force ROTC offers several programs leading to a
concepts and doctrine and introduces the development of
commission in the U.S. Air Force upon receipt of at least a
communicative skills. 1-hour lecture, 2.0 hours lab, 1.5 se-
baccalaureate degree.
mester hours.
Standard Four-Year Program
AFGN202. THE EVOLUTION OF USAF AIR AND SPACE
This standard program is designed for incoming freshmen
POWER (II) A continuation of AFGN201. 1-hours lecture,
or any student with four years remaining until degree com-
2.0 hours lab, 1.5 semester hours.
pletion. It consists of three parts: the General Military
AFGN301. AIR FORCE LEADERHIP STUDIES (I) Pro-
Course (GMC) for lower division (normally freshmen and
vides an integrated management course emphasizing con-
sophomore) students; the Professional Officer Course (POC)
cepts and skills required by the successful manager and
for upper division students (normally juniors and seniors);
leader. Includes individual motivational and behavioral
and Leadership Laboratory (LLAB—attended by all cadets).
processes, leadership, communication, and group dynamics
Completion of a four-week summer training course is
while providing foundation for the development of the junior
required prior to commissioning.
officer's professional skills (officership). Emphasizes deci-
Modified Two-Year Program
sion making and use of analytic aids in planning, organizing
All undergraduate and graduate students are eligible for
and controlling in a changing environment. Discusses orga-
this program. It is offered to full-time, regularly enrolled
nizational and personal values (ethics), management of
degree students and requires at least two years of full-time
change, organizational power, politics, managerial strategy,
college (undergraduate or graduate level, or a combination).
and tactics within the context of military organization. Uses
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actual Air Force case studies throughout the course to en-
American military history or national security policy and a
hance the learning and communication process. Two 1.5
foreign language. Students should check with their NROTC
hour seminars/lectures, 2.0 hours lab, 3.5 semester hours.
class advisor to determine specific course offerings which
AFGN302. AIR FORCE LEADERHIP STUDIES (II) A con-
fulfill the above requirements.
tinuation of AFGN301. Emphasizes basic managerial
Commissioned Service. The mission of the NROTC pro-
process while employing group discussions, case studies, and
gram is to provide regular and reserve officers to the fleet
role playing as learning devices. Continues to emphasize the
and Marine Corps for service in the “Unrestricted Line”
development of communicative skills. Two 1.5 hour semi-
fields. Unrestricted Line officers specialize in one of the
nars/lectures, 2.0 hours lab, 3.5 semester hours.
following: Surface ships, submarines, aviation (Pilot or
AFGN401. NATIONAL SECURITY AFFAIRS AND
Naval Flight Officer), Special Warfare (SEALs) or Special
PREPARATION FOR ACTIVE DUTY (I) Studies the formu-
Operations (Diving, Salvage, Explosive Ordnance Disposal).
lation, organization, and implementation of U.S. national se-
Marine Corps officer commissionees enter a variety of fields
curity policy; context of national security; evolution of
including infantry, aviation, armor, and combat engineering.
strategy; management of conflict; and civil-military interac-
Regardless of the type of commission earned, regular or
tion. Also includes blocks of instruction on the military pro-
reserve, virtually all NROTC graduates serve on active duty
fession/officership, the military justice system, and
after commissioning. Men and women interested in these
communicative skills. Provides future Air Force officers
and other programs leading to commissions in the Naval
with the background of U.S. national security policy so they
Service are encouraged to contact the NROTC Unit at
can effectively function in today's Air Force. Two 1.5 hour
492-8287 or in person at Folsom Stadium, Gate 6, Room
seminars, 2.0 hours lab, 3.5 semester hours.
241, University of Colorado, Boulder.
AFGN402. NATIONAL SECURITY AFFAIRS AND
PREPARATION FOR ACTIVE DUTY (II) A continuation of
AFGN401. Includes defense strategy conflict management,
formulation/implementation of U.S. defense policy, and orga-
nizational factors and case studies in policy making, military
law, uniform code of military justice, and communication
skills. Two 1.5 hour seminars/lectures, 2.0 hours lab, 3..5 se-
mester hours.
Navy ROTC (NROTC)
Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps
Colorado School of Mines students may pursue a com-
mission as an officer in the U.S. Navy or Marine Corps
through a cross town agreement with the Naval ROTC Unit
at the University of Colorado, Boulder. NROTC offers two-
year and four-year scholarship programs and college (non-
scholarship) programs. Navy scholarships may be earned
through a national competition based on college board exams
and high school record, or while the student is enrolled in
college based on college grades and military performance.
Scholarship students receive tuition and fees, books, and a
$100 per month subsistence allowance during their last two
years in the program (advanced standing).
NROTC students attending Colorado School of Mines
must attend a weekly drill session at the University of Colo-
rado Boulder campus and fulfill other military responsibili-
ties. Additionally, they must complete a series of Naval
Science courses at the Boulder campus by special arrange-
ment with the appropriate NROTC staff instructor. Navy
option students must complete course work in calculus,
physics, computer science, American military history or
national security policy, and a foreign language. Marine
Corps option students are required to complete courses in
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Physical Education and
Russell H. Volk Gymnasium
A tri-level complex containing a NCAA regulation basket-
Athletics
ball arena, two racquetball/handball courts, wrestling room,
weight training facility, locker space, and offices for the
TOM SPICER, Department Head and Athletic Director
Physical Education Department.
DIXIE CIRILLO, Associate Athletic Director
BRANDON LEIMBACH, Associate Athletic Director
Steinhauer Field House
KRIS BARBER, Instructor and Assistant Football Coach
A facility of 35,000-sq. ft., which provides for the needs of
STEPHANIE BEGLAY, Assistant Athletics Trainer
intercollegiate athletics, physical education classes and intra-
BOB BENSON, Instructor and Associate Head Football Coach
murals.
OSCAR BOES, Cross Country Coach
Darden Baseball Field
CHAD BOSTWICK, Instructor and Assistant Football Coach
Newly renovated with dugouts, fencing, 10 inning score-
CLAY BROWN, Assistant Athletic Director and Director of
Recreational Sports
board, netted backstop, press-box and lights for Friday Night
ADAM CLARK, Instructor and Strength & Conditioning Coach
Games. Located west of Brooks Field and has seating ac-
LOREN DAWSON, Instructor and Assistant Football Coach
commodations for 500 spectators.
JEFF DUGGAN, Sports Information Director
Softball Field
CLEMENT GRINSTEAD, Instructor and Assistant Football Coach
Newly constructed dugouts, batting cage, perimeter fenc-
BILLY HICKMAN, Instructor and Assistant Football Coach
ing and new irrigation system have been completed for play
JOHN HOWARD, Director of Intramural and Club Sports
JOSH HUTCHENS, Instructor and Assistant Wrestling Coach
this year. Located west of Darden Field seating for 200 peo-
MARIANNE HUTCHENS, Instructor and Assistant Track Coach
ple.
GREG JENSEN, Assistant Athletics Trainer
Brooks Field
TYLER KIMBLE, Instructor and Head Golf Coach
Named in honor of Ralph D. Brooks, former member of
FRANK KOHLENSTEIN, Instructor and Head Men's and Women's
the Board of Trustees of the School of Mines, Brooks Field
Soccer Coach
includes a football/soccer field equipped with lights and a
PAULA KRUEGER, Head Women's Basketball Coach
steel-concrete grandstand and bleachers which seat 3,500
DAN R. LEWIS, Head Wrestling Coach
MIKE MARSH, Instructor and Assistant Wrestling Coach
spectators.
JENNIFER McINTOSH, Head Athletic Trainer
Tennis Courts
GREG MULHOLLAND, Instructor and Assistant Men's Soccer
The Department maintains four tennis courts.
Coach
JERRID OATES, Head Baseball Coach
Student Recreation Center
PRYOR ORSER, Head Men's Basketball Coach
A three-level, 108,000 square foot facility that features an
CALEB PADILLA, Instructor and Assistant Football Coach
8 lane, 25 yard swimming pool with 2 diving boards and a 14
HEATHER ROBERTS, Instructor and Assistant Volleyball Coach
person hot tub. There are both men's and women's locker
BRITTANY ROWLEY, Instructor and Assistant Women's Basketball
rooms, a 4,000 square foot climbing wall, a full service juice
Coach
bar, an elevated jogging track, a 5,500 square foot fitness
KEVIN SAGE, Instructor and Head Swimming and Diving Coach
area, 2 multi-purpose rooms, a recreational gym and an arena
LORI SCHIEDER, Instructor and Assistant Women's Soccer Coach
that seats 3,000 for varsity athletic contests.
BRAD SCHICK, Instructor and Assistant Men's Basketball Coach
ART SIEMERS, Instructor and Head Track & Field and Cross
Swenson Intramural Complex
Country Coach
Two fields are available for intramural/recreation sports.
KATIE SIMONS, Assistant Sports Information Director
Stermole Track and Field Complex
JAMIE SKADELAND, Head Volleyball Coach
Nine lane metric track with all field event components
ROBERT STITT, Head Football Coach
nesscaary to host NCAA, RMAC sanctioned events. Seating
ROBERT THOMPSON, Instructor and Director of Outdoor
Recreation Center
for 800 spectators.
ANNA VAN WETZINGA, Instructor and Head Softball Coach
CSM Soccer Stadium
Synthetic surface which provides opportunities for Men's
The Department of Physical Education and Athletics
and Women's NCAA, RMAC sanctioned events. Seating for
offers a four-fold physical education and athletics program
500 spectators.
which includes (a) required physical education; (b) intercol-
legiate athletics; (c) intramural athletics; and (d) recreational
Required Physical Education.
athletics.
Each student at Colorado School of Mines is required to
complete four Physical Education classes, beginning with the
A large number of students use the college’s facilities for
prerequisite classes of PAGN101 and PAGN102 continuing
purely recreational purposes, including swimming, tennis,
on to two additional 200 level courses. Four separate semes-
soccer, basketball, volleyball, weight lifting, softball, and
ters of Physical Education is a graduation requirement. Ex-
racquetball.
ceptions: (1) a medical excuse verified by a physician;
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(2) veterans, honorably discharged from the armed forces;
Description of Courses
(3) new students entering CSM for the first time who are 26
All students are required to complete PAGN101 and
years or older prior to the first day of class (4) students hold-
PAGN102 before they will be allowed to register in higher
ing a bachelor’s degree. Normally, it is fulfilled during the
level activity classes. The only exceptions to this requirement
first two years of attendance. Transfer students should clear
are students enrolled in intercollegiate athletics and ROTC.
with the Admissions Offices regarding advanced standing in
(See Required Physical Education.)
physical education. Participation in intercollegiate athletics
may be substituted for required semesters and hours of physi-
Freshman Year
cal education. ROTC students can waive the physical educa-
PAGN101. PHYSICAL EDUCATION (I) (Required) A gen-
tion requirement when a similar physical activity is required
eral overview of life fitness basics which includes exposure
in their respective ROTC Programs.
to educational units of Nutrition, Stress Management, Drug
and Alcohol Awareness. Instruction in Fitness units provides
Upper-class students who wish to continue taking physi-
the student an opportunity for learning and the beginning ba-
cal education after completing graduation requirements may
sics for a healthy life style.
re-enroll in any of the regularly scheduled classes.
PAGN102. PHYSICAL EDUCATION (II) (Required) Sec-
All students enrolled in physical education shall provide
tions in physical fitness and team sports, relating to personal
their own gym uniform, athletic shoes, and swimming suit.
health and wellness activities. Prerequisite: PAGN101 or
A non-refundable $10 fee is assessed for the required locker
consent of the Department Head.
service.
Sophomore, Junior, Senior Years
Intercollegiate Athletics
Students may select from several special activities listed
The School is a charter member of the Rocky Mountain
below. Approved transfer credit may be substituted for the
Athletic Conference (RMAC) and the National Collegiate
following classes:
Athletic Association (NCAA). Sports offered include: foot-
ball, men’s and women’s basketball, wrestling, men’s and
PAGN201. PERSONAL WELLNESS Provides an overview
women’s track, men’s and women’s cross country, baseball,
of the 5 Dimensions of Wellness: Physical, Social, Emo-
men’s golf, men’s and women’s swimming, men’s and
tional, Intellectual and Spiritual. Students will take a proac-
women’s soccer, and women’s volleyball and softball. One
tive approach to developing strategies for optimum wellness
hour credit is given for a semester’s participation in each sport.
including goal setting and application of wellness principles
through assignments and group in-class work. Prerequisites:
Through a required athletic fee, all full-time students at-
PAGN101 and PAGN102 or consent of Department Head.
tending CSM become members of the CSM Athletic Associa-
2 hours lecturer; 1 semester hour. Repeatable for credit.
tion, which financially supports the intercollegiate athletic
program. With this fee, each CSM student receives free ad-
PAGN202 through PAGN280. (Students enrolling in these
mission to all home athletic events. The Director of Athletics
courses may be required to furnish their own equipment.)
administers this program.
Classes will be offered on Monday and Wednesday for 50
minutes each day or on Tuesday or Thursday for 1.5 hours.
Intramural and Club Sports
Prerequisite: PAGN101 or PAGN102 or consent of Depart-
The intramural program features a variety of activities
ment Head. 2 hours activity; .5 semester hour. Repeatable
ranging from those offered in the intercollegiate athletic pro-
for credit.
gram to more recreational type activities. They are governed
by the CSM Rec. Sports Department. All activities are of-
PAGN202 INDOOR SOCCER
PAGN205. BEGINNING KARATE
fered in the following categories: men, women and co-ed.
PAGN206 INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED KARATE
The club sport program is governed by the CSM Sport
PAGN207 TRAIL RUNNING
Club Council. There are 14 competitive groups currently
PAGN208 KAYAKING
under this umbrella. Some teams engage in intercollegiate
PAGN209 AIKIDO
competition at the non-varsity level, some serve as
PAGN210 HIKING
instructional/recreational entities, and some as strictly
PAGN211 BEGINNING SWIMMING
recreational interest groups. They are funded through
PAGN212 INTERMEDIATE SWIMMING
PAGN221 BEGINNING WEIGHT TRAINING
ASCSM. Some of the current organizations are Cycling, Ice
PAGN222 ADVANCED WEIGHT TRAINING
Hockey, Lacrosse, Men's Rugby, Women's Rugby, Ski Team,
PAGN223 DINSTANCE RUNNING
Men's Soccer, Women's Soccer, Men's Ultimate Frisbee,
PAGN232 YOGA
Women's Ultimate Frisbee, Men's Volleyball, Women's Vol-
PAGN235 AEROBICS
leyball, Water Polo, Bowling and In-Line Hockey.
PAGN241 WOMEN'S WEIGHT TRAINING
PAGN242 WOMEN'S RAQUETBALL
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PAGN251 GOLF
PAGN255 MOUNTAIN BIKING
PAGN257 INTRODUCATION TO ROCK CLIMBING
PAGN258 WOMEN'S ROCK CLIMBING
PAGN271 BEGINNING BADMINTON
PAGN272 ADVANCED BADMINTON
PAGN273 BEGINNING BASKETBALL
PAGN274 ADVANCED BASKETBALL
PAGN275 BEGINNING VOLLEYBALL
PAGN276 ADVANCED VOLLEYBALL
PAGN277 BEGINNING RACQUETBALL
PAGN279 HANDBALL
PAGN280 CLUB SPORTS
Intercollegiate Athletics
Instruction and practice in fundamentals and mechanics of
the selected sport in preparation for collegiate competition.
Satisfactory completion of any course fulfills one semester of
physical education requirements.
PAGN151 VARSITY BASEBALL
PAGN153 VARSITY MEN'S BASKETBALL
PAGN154 VARSITY WOMEN'S BASKETBALL
PAGN157 VARSITY CROSS COUNTRY
PAGN159 VARSITY FOOTBALL
PAGN161 VARSITY GOLF
PAGN167 VARSITY MEN'S SOCCER
PAGN168 VARSITY WOMEN'S SOCCER
PAGN169 VARSITY SWIMMING AND DIVING
PAGN173 VARSITY TRACK AND FIELD
PAGN175 VARSITY WRESTLING
PAGN177 VARSITY VOLLEYBALL
PAGN179 VARSITY SOFTBALL
Prerequisite: Consent of department. 1 semester hour.
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Section 6 - Research Centers
and Institutes
8th Continent Project
Advanced Mineralogy Research
The 8th Continent Project is a comprehensive effort to in-
Center
tegrate space technology and resources into the global econ-
The Advanced Mineralogy Research Center (AMRC), is
omy. It includes a chamber of commerce, business incubator,
an Independent Center dedicated to the characterization of a
funding network and research center. The Project is organiz-
broad array of materials in mining, energy, environmental,
ing "Space 2.0" - the emerging generation of entrepreneurial
and planetary applications. The focus of the Center is to pro-
space-related business ventures - to apply space technology
vide improved understanding of geological and mineralogical
to a variety of multidisciplinary challenges, from global
materials in order to better predict their management, devel-
warming to resource and energy development to biotechnol-
opment, and the effective recovery of resources. The AMRC
ogy.
utilizes scanning-electron-microscopy-based quantitative
Advanced Coatings and Surface
mineralogy techniques with high-speed, image-analysis capa-
Engineering Laboratory
bilities. Particles and solid materials from the micron-scale to
hand sample size are analyzed to determine the distribution
The Advanced Coating and Surface Engineering Labora-
of minerals, ores, fabrics, textures, porosity, fracture distribu-
tory (ACSEL) is a multi-disciplinary laboratory that serves as
tion, alteration, and other attributes critical to understanding
a focal point for industry- driven research and education in
the material properties and behavior. The AMRC encourages
advanced thin films and coating systems, surface engineer-
interdisciplinary research, particularly in new and developing
ing, tribology, electronic, optical and magnetic thin films and
areas such as geomet, oil shale and unconventional energy
devices. The laboratory is supported by a combination of
resources, environmental materials characterization, medical
government funding agencies (NSF, DOE, DOD) and an in-
geology, and lunar materials science. The Center includes
dustrial consortium that holds annual workshops designed to
two sample preparation laboratories, an analytical laboratory,
maximize interaction between participants, evaluate the re-
and work stations and hot-seats for visiting researchers. Short
search conducted by graduate students and faculty, and pro-
courses in applications and data management using image
vide direction and guidance for future activities. ACSEL
analysis and quantification software are given at the begin-
provides opportunities for CSM faculty and graduate stu-
ning of each semester, and further training is available onsite.
dents to visit and work in sponsor facilities, participate in
Students, faculty, university and government researchers, and
technical meetings with sponsors, and for CSM graduates to
commercial partners provide projects in a range of applica-
gain employment with sponsors.
tions with the common goal of solving problems related to
Advanced Control of Energy and
mineral characterization.
Power Systems
Advanced Steel Processing and
The Advanced Control of Energy and Power Systems
Products Research Center
Center (ACEPS), based in the Engineering Division, features
The Advanced Steel Processing and Products Research
a unique partnership consisting of industry, the Department
Center (ASPPRC) at Colorado School of Mines was estab-
of Energy (DOE), the Electric Power Research Institute
lished in 1984. The Center is a unique partnership between
(EPRI), Colorado School of Mines (CSM) and twelve other
industry, the National Science Foundation (NSF), and Colo-
universities. The mission of ACEPS is to conduct fundamen-
rado School of Mines, and is devoted to building excellence
tal and applied research supporting the technical advance-
in research and education in the ferrous metallurgy branch of
ment of the electric utility industry, their customers, and
materials science and engineering. Objectives of ASPPRC
component suppliers in the field of electric power systems
are to perform research of direct benefit to the users and pro-
and power electronics. Special emphasis is placed on ad-
ducers of steels, to educate graduate students within the con-
vanced/intelligent control and power quality in the genera-
text of research programs of major theoretical and practical
tion, transmission, distribution, and utilization.
interest to the steel-using and steel-producing industries, to
Center research projects focus on the development of an
stimulate undergraduate education in ferrous metallurgy, and
intelligent energy system that will employ advanced power
to develop a forum to stimulate advances in the processing,
electronics, enhanced computer and communications systems,
quality and application of steel.
renewable energy applications and distributed generation.
Research programs consist of several projects, each of
Examples include development of intelligent substations,
which is a graduate student thesis. Small groups of students
impact of highly varying loads, power quality, electrical
and faculty are involved in each of the research programs.
equipment life assessment, and intelligent automatic gener-
Sponsor representatives are encouraged to participate on the
ation control for transient loads.
graduate student committees.
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The Center was established with a five-year grant of
of educational research projects and the validity of the inter-
$575,000 from the National Science Foundation, and is now
pretations made based on the results of those projects.
self-sufficient, primarily as a result of industry support.
CA:STEM also provides a training ground for undergraduate
Advanced Water Technology Center
students, graduate students and researchers who are inter-
ested in assessment and evaluation. The primary goals of
The Advanced Water Technology Center (AQWATEC)
CA:STEM are:
was established in 2006 to support the advancement of the
campus' thrust areas of water and renewable energy. Re-
u To conduct research in the assessment of STEM disci-
search activities at AQWATEC are directed to advance re-
plines at all levels, kindergarten through graduate edu-
search and development of novel water treatment processes
cation.
and hybrid systems to enable sustainable and energy efficient
u To provide evaluation experts for educational research
utilization of impaired water sources to provide potable and
projects (kindergarten through graduate education)
non-potable water supplies. Our focus areas include:
conducted both in CSM and across the nation.
u To conduct world-class research on teaching and learn-
u To train undergraduate and graduate students in both
ing in engineering and science.
qualitative and quantitative research techniques for the
u Advanced natural systems for elimination of emerging
evaluation of educational research projects in the
contaminants from the environment
STEM disciplines.
u Traditional and novel membrane separation processes
Center for Automation, Robotics and
for water purification, reuse and desalination including
Distributed Intelligence
zero-liquid discharge
The mission of the Center for Automation, Robotics and
u Development of multiple-barrier hybrid processes to
Distributed Intelligence (CARDI) is to engage in interdisci-
provide more efficient water treatment systems
plinary research encompassing the fields of control systems,
u Predictive tools for process performance/reliability and
robotics and automation, and distributed systems and net-
water quality assessments
working. Focus areas include the theory of adaptive and non-
linear control, intelligent and learning control systems,
u Advanced concepts in decentralized water treatment
system identification and fault detection, computer vision
facilities
and image processing, wireless communication networks, in-
u Development of more efficient water treatment sys-
telligent autonomous robotic systems, machine learning and
tems for the industrial and renewable energy sector
artificial intelligence, network communication protocols and
u Treatment and management strategies for produced
simulation and modeling of computer networks. Applica-
water from unconventional gas resources
tions of CARDI research can be found in renewable energy
and power systems, materials processing, sensor and control
AQWATEC operates two major on-campus facilities, a
networks, bio-engineering and medicine, data mining and ac-
state-of-the-art water quality analysis laboratory and a high-
tivity recognition, defense and homeland security, smart
bay facility for laboratory- and pilot-scale research. The cen-
structures, intelligent geo-systems, and environmental moni-
ter also jointly operates a state-of-the-art surface water pilot
toring. CARDI research concentrates on problems which are
plant at Golden's Water Treatment Plant and supports the
not amenable to traditional solutions within a single disci-
Rocky Mountain Onsite & Small Flow Program by operating
pline, but rather require a multi-disciplinary systems ap-
advanced pilot-scale system for onsite wastewater treatment.
proach to integrate technologies.
AQWATEC faculty currently sustain a research funding base
of over $6.6M via active grants and contracts from AwwaRF,
Established in 1994, CARDI includes faculty from the
WERF, WRF, NSF, Cal DWR, U.S. Bureau of Reclamation,
Division of Engineering and the Department of Mathematical
U.S. Department of Energy, NREL, and private industry.
and Computer Science. Research is sponsored by industry,
federal agencies, state agencies, and joint government-indus-
Center for Assessment in Science,
try initiatives. Interaction with industry enables CARDI to
Technology, Engineering and
identify technical needs that require research, to coopera-
Mathematics (CA:STEM)
tively develop solutions, and to generate innovative mecha-
nisms for the technology transfer. Enthusiastic and motivated
The mission of the Center for Assessment (CA) in Science,
students are encouraged to join CARDI for education and re-
Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) at the
search in the area of automation, robotics, and distributed
Colorado School of Mines (CSM) is to improve the method-
systems.
ologies used in the assessment of educational interventions in
the STEM disciplines. CA:STEM’s role is to bring together
experts in quantitative research, qualitative research, and
STEM content with the purpose of improving the evaluation
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Center for Earth Materials, Mechanics,
research programs within CERA integrate faculty and stu-
and Characterization
dents from the departments of Chemical Engineering, Envi-
ronmental Sciences and Engineering, Chemistry and
CEMMC is a multidisciplinary research center intended to
Geochemistry, Mathematics and Computer Science, and Ge-
promote research in a variety of areas including rock me-
ology and Geological Engineering.
chanics, earth systems, and nontraditional characterization.
The Center does not limit its focus to either "hard" or "soft"
Center for Experimental Study of
rock applications but instead fosters research in both arenas
Subsurface Environmental Processes
and encourages interdisciplinary communication between the
The Center for Experimental Study of Subsurface Envi-
associated disciplines. The Colorado School of Mines is a
ronmental Processes (CESEP) emphasizes the multi-discipli-
world leader in multidisciplinary integration and therefore
nary nature of subsurface remediation technologies by
presents a unique atmosphere to promote the success of such
integrating the fundamental sciences of chemistry, biology,
research. Faculty and students from the Departments of
geology, hydrology and physics with applied geotechnical,
Petroleum Engineering, Geophysical Engineering, Physics,
civil and environmental engineering. With this emphasis, the
Geology and Geological Engineering, Engineering, and
focus for CESEP is to enhance environmental quality
Mining Engineering are involved in CEMMC. In addition to
through innovative research of subsurface remediation tech-
traditional topics in these disciplines, the center cultivates re-
niques for the clean-up of environmental contaminants lead-
search in nontraditional characterization such as arctic ice
ing to improved methodology and decision-making.
coring, extraterrestrial space boring, and laser/rock destruc-
tion for multiple applications. CEMMC was established in
Center for Intelligent Biomedical
2003.
Devices and Musculoskeletal Systems
Center for Engineering Education
The multi-institutional Center for Intelligent Biomedical
The Center serves as a focal point for engineering and sci-
Devices and Musculoskeletal systems (IBDMS) integrates
ence education research conducted by CSM faculty. Success-
programs and expertise from CSM and the University of
fully educating tomorrow's engineers and scientists requires
Colorado at Denver and Health Sciences Center. Established
that we look at student learning as a system. The principles
at CSM as a National Science Foundation (NSF) Industry/
of cognitive psychology and educational psychology provide
University Cooperative Research Center, IBDMS is also
the best explanation of how this learning system works. Edu-
supported by industry, State, and Federal organizations.
cation will be most effective when education research, in-
IBDMS has become an international center for the
formed by the principles of cognitive and educational
development of Computer Assisted Surgery, Advanced
psychology are applied to design and application of class-
Orthopaedic Applications, Sports Medicine, Occupational
room teaching techniques and curricular materials.
Biomechanics, and Biomaterials. Through the efforts of this
The primary goals of the Center for Engineering Education
center, new major and minor programs in bioengineering and
are:
biotechnology have been established at both the CSM graduate
and undergraduate levels.
u To conduct world-class research on teaching and learn-
ing in engineering and science.
IBDMS seeks to establish educational programs in addition
to short- and long-term basic and applied research efforts that
u To use the results of that research by continually
would enhance the competitive position of Colorado and U.S.
improving instruction at the Colorado School of Mines
bio-industry in the international markets. IBDMS focuses the
to better support the learning process of our students.
work of diverse engineering, materials and medicine disci-
u To support the educational needs of science and engi-
plines. Its graduates are a new generation of students with an
neering instructors at the pre-college, college, graduate
integrated engineering and medicine systems view, with in-
and professional development levels.
creasing opportunities available in the biosciences.
Center for Environmental Risk
Center for Research on Hydrates and
Assessment
Other Solids
The mission of the Center for Environmental Risk Assess-
Since 1975, the Center for Research on Hydrates and
ment (CERA) at CSM is to unify and enhance environmental
Other Solids has performed both fundamental and applied re-
risk assessment research and educational activities at CSM.
search on natural gas hydrates, curious ice-like compounds
By bringing diverse, inter-disciplinary expertise to bear on
composed of water and hydrocarbon gases. Gas hydrates,
problems in environmental risk assessment, CERA facilitates
which generally form at cold temperatures and high pres-
the development of significantly improved, scientifically
sures, present both a major challenge and major opportunity
based approaches for estimating human and ecological risks
in energy production. Gas hydrates can plug deep sea and
and for using the results of such assessments. Education and
arctic gas and oil pipelines, and preventing hydrate formation
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is a major design and operational challenge. On the other
gram can pursue research on center-related projects. Under-
hand, naturally occurring gas hydrates could potentially pro-
graduates are involved through engineering design courses
vide the world's largest resource of natural gas. Recently, re-
and summer research experiences. Close proximity to the
searchers at the center have also found that hydrates can be
National Renewable Energy Lab and several local photo-
used as a hydrogen storage material for potential use in fuel
voltaic companies provides a unique opportunity for students
cell applications.
to work with industry and government labs as they solve real
With active participation of faculty, graduate, and under-
world problems. External contacts also provide guidance in
graduate students, the center provides a unique combination
targeting the educational curriculum toward the needs of the
of expertise that has enabled CSM to achieve international
electronic materials industry.
prominence in gas hydrate research. CSM participants inter-
Center for Space Resources (CSR)
act on an on-going basis with sponsors and other collabora-
The Center for Space Resources is dedicated to the human
tors, including frequent visits to their facilities both in the US
and robotic exploration of space and to the utilization of
and abroad. For students, this interaction often continues be-
what we learn to the improvement of our society. These ob-
yond graduation, with opportunities for employment at spon-
jectives are pursued by developing technologies for space
soring industries. More information can be found at the
resource prospecting, drilling, excavation, extraction, mate-
center website, http://hydrates.mines.edu/CHR.
rials processing and manufacturing in space, and life-sup-
Center for Solar and Electronic
port systems on spacecraft and planetary habitats. While
Materials
there are several practical applications of space exploration
on Earth, the greatest achievement bringing benefits to hu-
The Center for Solar and Electronic Materials (CSEM)
mankind would be to develop commercial applications of
was established in 1995 to focus, support, and extend grow-
space technology, including space and planetary resources,
ing activity in electronic materials for solar applications, in
in space.
electronic and microelectronic technologies, and in related
optical technologies. In addition to photovoltaics, CSEM
These applications will one day form the basis for new
supports research into advanced optics, novel optical devices,
space industries that include the harvesting of solar energy
thin film materials, polymeric devices, micro fluidic devices,
outside Earth's atmosphere, the development of an in-space
nanoscale science and nanofabrication, novel characteriza-
reusable transportation infrastructure carrying payloads from
tion, electronic materials processing, process simulation, and
Earth to geostationary orbits, the Moon or Mars and back,
systems issues associated with electronic materials and de-
servicing of satellites to extend their useful lifetimes and re-
vices. Alternative energy technologies and sustainability are
duce the costs of space operations, processing of value-
also areas of interest. CSEM facilitates interdisciplinary col-
added materials in Earth orbit based on lunar material
laborations across the CSM campus, fosters interactions
resources, and utilization of resources for in-situ planetary
with national laboratories, industries, public utilities, local
applications, such as energy, propellants, manufacturing, and
state and federal government, and other universities, and op-
habitat development.
erates in close coordination with the National Science Foun-
These goals are pursued by a Consortium involving fac-
dation sponsored Renewable Energy Materials Research
ulty and students from several departments, NASA and other
Science and Engineering Center. The Center coordinates
government agencies, and industrial partners working to-
grant applications by its members to collective funding op-
gether on space-related projects.
portunities, manages a joint-use laboratory with a broad
Center for Wave Phenomena
range of characterization and processing tools, purchases
joint-use tools based on member needs and maintains a vir-
With sponsorship for its research by 25 companies in the
tural computational lab. In fulfilling its research and educa-
worldwide oil exploration industry and several government
tional mission, CSEM draws from expertise in the
agencies, this program, which includes faculty and students
departments of Physics, Chemical Engineering, Metallurgical
from the Departments of Geophysics, is engaged in a co-
and Materials Engineering, Chemistry and Geochemistry,
ordinated and integrated program of research in wave propa-
and from the Division of Engineering.
gation, inverse problems and seismic data processing. Its
methods have applications to seismic exploration and reser-
CSEM also serves to guide and strengthen the curriculum
voir monitoring, global seismology, nondestructive testing
in electronic materials and related areas. CSEM members
and evaluation, and land-mine detection, among other areas.
develop and teach relevant courses. CSEM also emphasizes
Extensive use is made of analytical methods as well as com-
training through research experiences for both graduate and
putational techniques. Methodology is developed through
undergraduate students. Graduate students in the above-
computer implementation, based on the philosophy that the
mentioned departments as well as the materials science pro-
ultimate test of an inverse method is its application to experi-
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mental data. Thus, the group starts from a physical problem,
Colorado Center for Advanced
develops a mathematical model that adequately represents
Ceramics
the physics, derives an approximate solution, generates a
The Colorado Center for Advanced Ceramics (CCAC) is
computer code to implement the method, performs tests on
developing the fundamental knowledge that is leading to im-
synthetic data, and finally, on field data.
portant technological developments in advanced ceramics
Center for Welding, Joining and
and composite materials. Established at CSM in April 1988
Coatings Research
as a joint effort between CSM and the Coors Ceramics Com-
The Center for Welding, Joining and Coatings Research
pany (now CoorsTek); the Center is dedicated to excellence
(CWJCR) is an interdisciplinary organization with re-
in research and graduate education in high technology ce-
searchers and faculty from the Metallurgical and Materials
ramic and composite materials. The goal of the Center is to
Engineering Department, the Engineering Division, and the
translate advances in materials science into new and im-
Mining Engineering Department. The goal of CWJCR is to
proved ceramic fabrication processes and ceramic and com-
promote graduate-level and undergraduate education and re-
posite materials. Current research projects cover a broad
search, and to advance understanding of the metallurgical
spectrum of materials and phenomena including fuel cell,
and processing aspects of welding, joining and coating
solar cell and battery materials; nano-scale powder prepara-
processes. Current center activities include: education, re-
tion and mechanics; ceramic-metal composites; layered ma-
search, conferences, short courses, seminars, information
terials for ballistic applications; and mechanical behavior.
source and transfer, and industrial consortia. The Center re-
Current projects are supported by both industry and govern-
ceives significant support from industry, national laboratories
ment and several students are performing their research
and government entities.
through collaboration with the National Renewable Energy
Laboratory located in Golden. Each project involves research
The Center for Welding, Joining and Coatings Research
leading to a graduate thesis of a student. Significant interna-
strives to provide numerous opportunities that directly con-
tional collaboration exists leading to student experiences
tribute to the student's professional growth. Some of the op-
abroad.
portunities include:
u
Colorado Energy Research Institute
Direct involvement of graduate students in projects
Originally established in 1974 and reestablished in 2004,
that constitute the Center's research program. Several
the Colorado Energy Research Institute (CERI) promotes
undergraduate students are also selected per year to
research and educational activities through networking
participate in ongoing CWJCR research projects.
among all constituencies in Colorado, including government
u Interaction with internationally renowned visiting
agencies, energy industries, and universities. CERI’s mission is
scholars.
to serve as a state and regional resource on energy and energy-
u Industrial collaborations that provide equipment, mate-
related minerals issues, provide energy status reports, spon-
rials and services.
sorship of symposia, demonstration programs, and reports on
u Research experience at industrial plants or national
research results. CERI’s activities enhance the development
laboratories.
and promotion of energy and energy-related minerals educa-
tion programs in the areas of energy development, utilization,
u Professional experience and exposure before nationally
and conservation, and provide a basis for informed energy-
recognized organizations through student presentations
related state policies and actions. Currently CERI has started
of university research.
a sub center for oil shale research.
u Direct involvement in national welding, materials, and
Colorado Fuel Cell Center
engineering professional societies.
The Colorado Fuel Cell Center (CFCC) seeks to advance
Chevron Center of Research
fuel-cell research, development, and commercialization and
Excellence
to promote business opportunities in Colorado. The CFCC
The Chevron Center of Research Excellence (CoRE) is a
was created in 2005 with funding from the Governor's En-
partnership between the Colorado School of Mines (CSM)
ergy Office and co-funding from four partnering organiza-
and Chevron (CVX) to conduct research on sedimentary ar-
tions. In July 2006 the CFCC was granted status as a
chitecture and reservoir characterization in deepwater deposi-
Colorado School of Mines research center. The CFCC is
tional systems. The center supports the development of new
managed by a faculty panel consisting of CSM faculty mem-
earth science technology while providing CVX international
bers using the facilities to perform research. The various
employees and other students the opportunity to earn ad-
scopes of the center are solid-oxide fuel cell (SOFC) devel-
vanced degrees.
opment and testing, polymer-electrolyte membrane (PEM)
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development, fuel processing, modeling and simulation, ad-
newable energy"). Currently five centers have been created
vanced materials processing and evaluation, manufacturing
to explore initiatives in renewable energy:
technology development, and systems integration.
u Colorado Center for Biorefining and Biofuels (C2B2)
Colorado Institute for Energy,
u Center for Revolutionary Solar Photoconversion
Materials and Computational Science
(CRSP)
The Colorado Institute for Energy, Materials and Compu-
u Collaborative Research and Education in Wind
tational Science (CIEMACS) is an interdisciplinary research
(CREW)
institute involving research active faculty and students from
u Carbon Management Center (CMC)
several academic departments at the Colorado School of
Mines. These faculty and students have expertise in the
Energy and Minerals Field Institute
chemistry, physics and engineering of energy conversion
The Energy and Minerals Field Institute is an educational
processes, including solid oxide and PEMS fuel cells, clean
activity serving Colorado School of Mines students and
fuels, combustion experimentation and modeling, materials
external audiences. The goal of the Institute is to provide
synthesis in flames, atomistic materials modeling and the de-
better understanding of complex regional issues surrounding
velopment of optical measurement techniques for combus-
development of western energy and mineral resources by
tion systems and reactive flows. CIEMACS is also a CSM
providing firsthand experience that cannot be duplicated in
focal point for high performance computing and is home to
the classroom. The Institute conducts field programs for edu-
the CIEMACS-CHEETAH teraflop computing laboratory.
cators, the media, government officials, industry, and the
financial community. The Institute also hosts conferences
Colorado Institute for Macromolecular
and seminars throughout the year dealing with issues specific
Science and Engineering
to western resources development. Students involved in Insti-
The Colorado Institute for Macromolecular Science and
tute programs are afforded a unique opportunity to learn about
Engineering (CIMSE) was established in 1999 by an inter-
the technological, economic, environmental, and policy as-
disciplinary team of faculty from several CSM departments.
pects of resource development.
It is sponsored by the National Science Foundation, the Envi-
ronmental Protection Agency, and the Department of Energy.
Excavation Engineering and Earth
Mechanics Institute
The mission of the Institute is to enhance the training and
research capabilities of CSM in the area of polymeric and
The Excavation Engineering and Earth Mechanics Institute
other complex materials as well as to promote education in
(EMI), established in 1974, combines education and research
the areas of materials, energy, and the environment.
for the development of improved excavation technology. By
emphasizing a joint effort among research, academic, and
Fourteen CSM faculty members from eight departments
industrial concerns, EMI contributes to the research, devel-
are involved with the Institute’s research. The research vol-
opment and testing of new methods and equipment, thus
ume is more than $1 million and supports around 15 full-time
facilitating the rapid application of economically feasible
graduate students in polymers, colloids and complex fluids.
new technologies.
Current research projects include plastics from renewable
resources, computer simulation of polymers, novel synthetic
Current research projects are being conducted throughout
methods, and the development of new processing strategies
the world in the areas of tunnel, raise and shaft boring, rock
from polymer materials.
mechanics, micro-seismic detection, machine instrumenta-
tion and robotics, rock fragmentation and drilling, materials
CIMSE works to improve the educational experience of
handling systems, innovative mining methods, and mine de-
undergraduate and graduate students in polymers and com-
sign and economics analysis relating to energy and non-fuel
plex fluids as well as maintain state-of-the-art lab facilities.
minerals development and production. EMI has been a pio-
Currently CSM has the largest polymeric materials effort in
neer in the development of special applications software and
the State of Colorado. Materials are a dominant theme at
hardware systems and has amassed extensive databases and
CSM, and CIMSE will play an important role in ensuring
specialized computer programs. Outreach activities for the
that our students remain competitive in the workforce.
Institute include the offering of short courses to the industry,
Colorado Renewable Energy
and sponsorship and participation in major international con-
Collaboratory
ferences in tunneling, shaft drilling, raise boring and mine
mechanization.
The Colorado Renewable Energy Collaboratory was cre-
ated by the State of Colorado to advance multidisciplinary
The full-time team at EMI consists of scientists, engineers,
science, technology development and technology transfer on
and support staff. Graduate students pursue their thesis work
challenges related to renewable, reliable, secure, clean, and
on Institute projects, while undergraduate students are em-
economically viable energy resources and technologies ("re-
ployed in research.
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Golden Energy Computing
Marathon Center of Excellence for
Organization
Reservoir Studies
The Golden Energy Computing Organization (GECO) is a
Marathon Center of Excellence for Reservoir Studies con-
partnership between Mines, the National Renewable Energy
ducts collaborative research on timely topics of interest to the
Laboratory, the National Center for Atmospheric Research
upstream segment of the petroleum industry and provides rel-
and the National Science Foundation. It is dedicated to the
evant technical service support, technology transfer, and
use of high performance computing to advance research in
training to the Center's sponsors. Research includes sponsor-
the energy sciences. GECO has four main priority areas: pur-
ship of M.S. and Ph.D. graduate students, while technology
suing renewable sources, locating and developing existing
transfer and training involve one-on-one training of practic-
resources, advancing environmental stewardship, and design-
ing engineers and students from the sponsoring companies.
ing new energy related materials. The center has acquired
The Center is a multi-disciplinary organization housed in the
and maintains a Linux supercomputer, named Ra, which has
Petroleum Engineering Department. The Center activities
2144 computing cores and a peak performance of 23 ter-
call for the collaboration of the CSM faculty and graduate
aflops. This is one of the most powerful computer resources
students in various engineering and earth sciences disciplines
in academe. It can do three-thousand calculations per second
together with local world-class experts. The Center was initi-
for each of the 6.6 billion people on the planet. A staff of
ated with a grant from Marathon Oil Company, in 2003 and
full-time specialists works with researchers to install and op-
has been serving the oil industry around the world. The cur-
timize computing codes. The facility is open to all CSM fac-
rent research topics include: modeling and evaluation of un-
ulty and students pursuing energy-related research.
conventional oil and gas resources, reservoir engineering
aspects of horizontal and deviated wells, Non-Darcy flow ef-
International Ground Water Modeling
fects in hydraulic fractures and naturally fractured reservoirs,
Center
streamline modeling in dual-porosity reservoirs, multi-scale
The International Ground Water Modeling Center (IGWMC)
simulation methods to capture the fine-scale heterogeneity
is an information, education, and research center for ground-
effects in displacement processes, modeling of transient flow
water modeling established at Holcomb Research Institute in
in hydraulically fractured horizontal wells, naturally frac-
1978, and relocated to the Colorado School of Mines in 1991.
tured reservoirs containing multiple sets of intersecting frac-
Its mission is to provide an international focal point for ground-
tures, numerical modeling of reservoirs containing sparse
water professionals, managers, and educators in advancing
naturally fractured regions, improved modeling of matrix
the use of computer models in ground-water resource protec-
vertical flow in dual-porosity reservoirs, steam assisted grav-
tion and management. IGWMC operates a clearinghouse for
ity drainage (SAGD) for medium gravity foamy oil reser-
ground-water modeling software; organizes conferences,
voirs.
short courses and seminars; and provides technical advice
Microintegrated Optics for Advanced
and assistance related to ground water modeling. In support
of its information and training activities, IGWMC conducts a
Bioimaging and Control
program of applied research and development in ground-
Microintegrated Optics for Advanced Bioimaging and
water modeling.
Control (MOABC) focuses on the integration of optics into
microscale and microfluidics systems by reducing macro-
Kroll Institute for Extractive Metallurgy
scale optics and electronics to an "optical lab-on-a-chip"
The Kroll Institute for Extractive Metallurgy (KIEM), a
compatible with the fluidics lab-on-a-chip paradigm. The
Center for Excellence in Extractive Metallurgy, was estab-
center develops new fabrication techniques and new methods
lished at the Colorado School of Mines in 1974 using a
of biological measurement and manipulation based on mi-
bequest from William J. Kroll. Over the years, the Kroll
crointegrated optics. Technology at the center is organized
Institute has provided support for a significant number of
around three cores that tie strongly together with one an-
undergraduate and graduate students who have gone on to
other: spectroscopy, microscopy and manipulation. Our
make important contributions to the mining, minerals and
unique facilities enable the center to work closely with both
metals industries. The initial endowment has provided a great
academic and industrial collaborators to employ the devel-
foundation for the development of a more comprehensive
oped technologies in useful and relevant applications.
program to support industry needs.
The Nuclear Science and Engineering
The primary objectives of the Kroll Institute are to provide
research expertise, well-trained engineers to industry, and re-
Center
search and educational opportunities to students, in the areas
The Nuclear Science and Engineering Center (NuSEC) is a
of minerals, metals and materials processing; extractive and
new interdisciplinary research center whose main objective is
chemical metallurgy; chemical processing of materials; and
to conduct research across all aspects of the nuclear fuel life
recycling and waste treatment and minimization.
cycle that includes: mineral exploration, extraction and pro-
cessing; synthesis and processing of metal, oxide and ce-
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ramic fuels; nuclear power systems production, design and
scales; evaluation of petroleum reserves and resources on a
operation; fuel recycling, storage and waste remediation; and
national and worldwide basis; and development and appli-
radiation damage, and the policy issues surrounding each of
cation of educational techniques to integrate the petroleum
these activities.
disciplines.
NuSEC draws on substantial contributions from faculty
Renewable Energy Materials Research
across the Institution, which includes the Division of Engi-
Science and Engineering Center
neering, the Division of Environmental Science and Engi-
Meeting world energy needs is one of the most significant
neering, the Department of Chemistry and Geochemistry, the
challenges we face in the coming century. The National Sci-
Department of Geology and Geological Engineering, the De-
ence Foundation sponsored Renewable Energy Materials Re-
partment of Mining Engineering, the Department of Physics,
search Science and Engineering Center (REMRSEC) is
and the Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineer-
focused on transformative materials advances and educa-
ing. Faculty from the Division of Liberal Arts and Interna-
tional directions that greatly impact emerging renewable en-
tional Studies provide key support in the areas of social
ergy technologies. Established in 2008, the Center is
license, policy and ethics.
organized around two research thrust areas. The first con-
Center for Oil Shale Technology and
centrates on harnessing unique properties of nanostructured
Research
materials to significantly enhance the performance of photo-
The Center for Oil Shale Technology and Research
voltaic devices. The second explores ion transport in ad-
(COSTAR) conducts investigations to advance the develop-
vanced composite membranes for renewable energy
ment of oil shale resources in the United States and around
applications. The Center includes a seed grant program de-
the world. Center projects include:
signed to stimulate innovative directions and to integrate into
the center research portfolio those approaches that show
u Studies of rock physics and rock mechanics to under-
promise. The initial seed project involves the evaluation of
stand how oil shale properties vary with temperature
clathrate structures as potential materials for hydrogen stor-
and how fractures will occur with heating
age. Center educational and outreach activities directly ex-
u Studies of geology, stratigraphy and climatology, to
pose students to renewable energy concepts at a young age
understand the conditions of formation of oil shale and
and prepare them, throughout their K-12 education and into
provide the integrating framework for the Center's
college, for potential careers in this field. Activities include a
work
Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) summer
u Studies of geochemistry, to understand how best to
program in renewable energy, K-12 outreach to address re-
characterize the productive potential of the resource,
newable concepts, and renewable energy curriculum devel-
and to enhance geologic understanding of the forma-
opment. A diversity initiative seeks to broaden the
tion of oil shale
participation of under represented groups in mathematics,
science and engineering at all levels. The center also main-
u Development of a global database of oil shale informa-
tains a broad array of shared-use computational, characteriza-
tion and support of the annual Oil Shale Symposium.
tion, deposition, and processing-related facilities. A strategic
The founding Members of COSTAR include Total E&P
partnership with scientists and engineers at the National Re-
USA, Shell E&P, and ExxonMobil Upstream Research
newable Energy Laboratory allows sharing of students, re-
Company.
search associates, equipment and facilities between the two
Petroleum Exploration and Production
organizations. In addition, more than a dozen companies ac-
tively involved in alternative energy partner with the center.
Center
The REMRSEC collaborates with and integrates activities of
The Petroleum Exploration and Production Center (PEPC)
other Centers active on the Colorado School of Mines cam-
is an interdisciplinary educational and research organization
pus including the Center for Solar and Electronic Materials
specializing in applied studies of petroleum reservoirs. The
(CSEM), the Colorado Fuel Cell Center (CFCC), the Col-
center integrates disciplines from within the Departments of
orado Renewable Energy Collaboratory (CREC) and the
Geology and Geological Engineering, Geophysics and Petro-
Golden Energy Computing Organization (GECO). It also
leum Engineering.
collaborates internationally with leading universities and lab-
PEPC offers students and faculty the opportunity to par-
oratories in the renewable energy field.
ticipate in research areas including: improved techniques for
Reservoir Characterization Project
exploration, drilling, completion, stimulation and reservoir
The Reservoir Characterization Project (RCP), established
evaluation techniques; characterization of stratigraphic archi-
in 1985 at Colorado School of Mines, is an industry-sponsored
tecture and flow behavior of petroleum reservoirs at multiple
research consortium. Its mission is to develop and apply 4-D,
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9-C seismology and associated technologies for enhanced
reservoir recovery. Each multi-year research phase focuses
on a consortium partner’s unique field location, where multi-
component seismic data are recorded, processed, and inter-
preted to define reservoir heterogeneity and architecture.
Each field study has resulted in the development and ad-
vancement of new 3- and 4-D multicomponent acquisition,
processing, and interpretation technology, which has led to
additional hydrocarbon recovery. Research currently focuses
on dynamic reservoir characterization, which enables moni-
toring of the reservoir production process.
The Reservoir Characterization Project promotes interdis-
ciplinary research and education among industry and stu-
dents in the fields of geophysics, geology and geological
engineering, and petroleum engineering.
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Section 7 - Services
Arthur Lakes Library
Computing, Communications, &
JOANNE V. LERUD-HECK, Librarian and Library Director
Information Technologies (CCIT)
LISA G. DUNN, Librarian
DEREK WILSON, CIO
LAURA A. GUY, Librarian
PHIL ROMIG, III, CISO & Director, Computing & Networking
LISA S. NICKUM, Associate Librarian
Infrastructure
CHRISTOPHER THIRY, Associate Librarian
GINA BOICE, Director, Customer Services & Support
HEATHER L. WHITEHEAD, Associate Librarian
TIM KAISER, Director, High Performance and Research Computing
PATRICIA E. ANDERSEN, Assistant Librarian
DAVID LEE, Director, Enterprise Systems
CHRISTINE BAKER, Assistant Librarian
GEORGE FUNKEY, Director, Policy, Planning, and Integration
PAMELA M. BLOME, Assistant Librarian
Services
MEGAN TOMEO, Assistant Librarian
Campus Computing, Communications, & Information
Arthur Lakes Library is a regional information center for
Technologies (CCIT) provides computing and networking
engineering, energy, minerals, materials, and associated engi-
services to meet the instructional, research, administrative,
neering and science fields. The Library supports university
and networking infrastructure needs of the campus. CCIT
education and research programs and is committed to meet-
manages and operates campus networks along with central
ing the information needs of the Mines community and all li-
academic and administrative computing systems, telecommu-
brary users.
nication systems, a high performance computing cluster for
the energy sciences (see http://geco.mines.edu), and com-
The Library has over 140,000 visitors a year and is a cam-
puter classrooms and workrooms in several locations on
pus center for learning, study and research. Facilities include
campus. CCIT’s customer services and support group also
meeting space, a campus computer lab, and individual and
provides direct support for most electronic classrooms, de-
group study space. We host many cultural events during the
partmental laboratories and desktops throughout the campus.
year, including concerts and art shows.
Central computing accounts and services are available to
The librarians provide personalized help and instruction,
registered students and current faculty and staff members. In-
and assist with research. The Library's collections include
formation about hours, services, and the activation of new
more than 500,000 books; thousands of print and electronic
accounts is available on the web site at http://ccit.mines.edu/,
journals; hundreds of databases; one of the largest map col-
directly from the Help Desk in the Computer Commons (in
lections in the West; an archive on Colorado School of Mines
CTLM 156), or by calling (303) 273-3431.
and western mining history; and several special collections.
The Library is a selective U.S. and Colorado state depository
Workrooms in several locations on campus contain net-
with over 600,000 government publications.
worked PCs and workstations. Printers, scanners, digitizers,
and other specialized resources are available for use in some
The Library Catalog, provides access to Library collec-
of the locations.
tions and your user account. Our databases allow users to
find publications for classroom assignments, research or per-
In addition to central server and facilities operations, serv-
sonal interest. Students and faculty can use most of the Li-
ices supported for the campus community include e-mail,
brary's electronic databases and publications from any
wired and wireless network operation and support, access to
computer on the campus network, including those in net-
the commodity Internet, Internet 2, and National Lambda
worked Mines residential facilities. Dial-up and Internet ac-
Rail, network security, volume and site licensing of software,
cess are available out of network.
on-line training modules, videoconferencing, student regis-
tration, billing, and other administrative applications, campus
Arthur Lakes Library is a member of the Colorado Al-
web sites and central systems administration and support.
liance. Students and faculty can use their library cards at
CCIT also manages and supports the central learning man-
other Alliance libraries, or can order materials directly using
agement system (Blackboard), printing, short-term equip-
Prospector, our regional catalog. Materials can also be re-
ment loan, and room scheduling for some general computer
quested from anywhere in the world through interlibrary
teaching classrooms.
loan.
All major campus buildings are connected to the comput-
ing network operated by CCIT and most areas of the campus
are covered by the wireless network. All residence halls and
the Mines Park housing complex are wired for network ac-
cess and some fraternity and sorority houses are also directly
connected to the network.
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All users of Colorado School of Mines computing and net-
l Order of the Engineer ceremonies;
working resources are expected to comply with all policies
l and various other programs that enrich students' lives
related to the use of these resources. Policies are available
via alumni involvement.
via the web pages at http://ccit.mines.edu.
Students can join the CSMAA for $20/year and be a part
Copy Center
of its "M-ulator" Program. Benefits include pairing with a
mentor, special and exclusive events, exclusive access to pro-
Located on the first floor of Guggenheim Hall, the Copy
gram presenters, the Perkline discount program for national
Center offers on-line binding, printed tabs, transparencies
retailers, a goodie bag, and a sense of pride in being part of
and halftones. Printing can be done on 8 " x11", 11"x14"
the powerful and successful alumni (alumni-to-be) family.
and 11x17" paper sizes from odd-sized originals. Some of the
other services offered are GBC and Velo Binding, folding,
For further information, call 303-273-3295, FAX 303-273-
sorting and machine collating, reduction and enlargement,
3583, e-mail csmaa@mines.edu, or write Mines Alumni As-
two sided copying, and color copying. We have a variety of
sociation, 1600 Arapahoe Street, P.O. Box 1410, Golden, CO
paper colors, special resume paper and CSM watermark for
80402-1410.
thesis copying. These services are available to students, fac-
Environmental Health and Safety
ulty, and staff. The Copy Center campus extension is 3202.
The Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) Department
CSM Alumni Association
is located in Chauvenet Hall room 194. The Department pro-
(CSMAA) The Colorado School of Mines Alumni Associ-
vides a variety of services to students, staff and faculty mem-
ation, established in 1895, is a separate nonprofit that serves
bers. Functions of the Department include: hazardous waste
the Colorado School of Mines and more than 22,000 alumni.
collection and disposal; chemical procurement and distribu-
While all alumni are included in the reach of the CSMAA, it
tion; chemical spill response; assessment of air and water
is a membership-based organization reliant upon membership
quality; fire safety; laboratory safety; industrial hygiene; ra-
funds for much of its budget. Other sources of funding in-
diation safety; biosafety; and recycling. Staff is available to
clude the School, Foundation, merchandise sales and rev-
consult on issues such as chemical exposure control, hazard
enue-sharing partnerships. Services and benefits of
identification, safety systems design, personal protective
membership include:
equipment, or regulatory compliance. Stop by our office or
l
call 303 273-3316. The EHS telephone is monitored nights
Mines, a quarterly publication covering campus and
and weekends to respond to spills and environmental emer-
alumni news;
l
gencies.
an online directory of all Mines alumni for networking
purposes;
Green Center
l online job listings for alumni two years out of school;
Completed in 1971, the Cecil H. and Ida Green Graduate
l an online community with shared-interest groups;
and Professional Center is named in honor of Dr. and Mrs.
l section activities that provide social and networking
Green, major contributors to the funding of the building.
connections to the campus and Mines alumni around the
Bunker Memorial Auditorium, which seats 1,386, has a
world;
large stage that may be used for lectures, concerts, drama
l alumni gatherings (meetings, reunions, golf tournaments
productions, or for any occasion when a large attendance is
and other special events) on and off campus;
expected.
l alumni recognition awards;
l CSM library privileges for Colorado residents;
Friedhoff Hall contains a dance floor and an informal
l discounts with national vendors through the new
stage. Approximately 600 persons can be accommodated at
Perkline discount program for local and national retail-
tables for banquets or dinners. Auditorium seating can be
ers.
arranged for up to 450 people.
Benefits for current Colorado School of Mines students in-
Petroleum Hall and Metals Hall are lecture rooms seating
clude:
123 and 310, respectively. Each room has audio visual equip-
l Legacy Grants for children or grandchildren of alumni;
ment. In addition, the Green Center houses the Department
l the Student Financial Assistance Program;
of Geophysics.
l recognition banquets for graduating seniors/ graduate
For more information visit www.greencenter.mines.edu.
students;
l
INTERLINK Language Center (ESL)
the CSMAA Mentorship program, pairing students with
alumni for professional development;
The INTERLINK Language program combines intensive
l assistance and support of School events such as Home-
English language instruction (ESL) with academic training
coming;
and cultural orientation to prepare students for their studies at
l alumni volunteer assistance in student recruiting;
CSM. Designed for international students in engineering and
the sciences, the program prepares students for a successful
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transition to their new academic and cultural environment.
grams, contact OIP at 384-2121 or visit the OIP web page
The curriculum focuses on individual student needs, utilizing
(http://OIP.mines.edu).
experiential learning projects, media technology (video, film,
The office works with the departments and divisions of the
computers, TV, radio, the Internet) and various sources and
School to: (1) help develop and facilitate study abroad oppor-
resources in the surrounding community. Successful comple-
tunities for CSM students while serving as an informational
tion of the program may in most cases entitle academically
and advising resource for them; (2) assist in attracting new
qualified students to begin their academic studies without a
international students to CSM; (3) serve as a resource for
TOEFL score.
faculty and scholars of the CSM community, promoting
The program is open to adults who have completed sec-
faculty exchanges, faculty-developed overseas learning
ondary school in good standing (grade point average of C+
opportunities, and the pursuit of collaborative international
or above) and are able to meet their educational and living
research activities; (4) foster international outreach and tech-
expenses. For further information contact INTERLINK Lan-
nology transfer programs; (5) facilitate arrangements for offi-
guage Center at:
cial international visitors to CSM; and (6) in general, helps
INTERLINK Language Center
promote the internationalization of CSM’s curricular pro-
Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO 80401
grams and activities. OIP promotes and coordinates the
http://www.eslus.com
submission of Fulbright, Rhodes, Churchill, Goldwater, Mor-
http://www.mines.edu/Outreach/interlink
ris K. Udall and Marshall Scholarship programs on campus
Email: interlinkcsm@mines.edu
(http:/OIP.mines.edu/studentabroad/schol.html).
Tele: 303-279-9389
Office of Technology Transfer
Fax: 303-278-4055
The purpose of the Office of Technology Transfer (OTT)
LAIS Writing Center
is to reward innovation and entrepreneurial activity by stu-
Located in room 309 Stratton Hall (phone: 303-273-3085),
dents, faculty and staff, recognize the value and preserve
the LAIS Writing Center is a teaching facility providing all
ownership of CSM's intellectual property, and contribute to
CSM students, faculty, and staff with an opportunity to en-
local and national the economic growth. OTT reports directly
hance their writing abilities. The LAIS Writing Center fac-
to the Vice President of Research and Technology Transfer
ulty are experienced technical and professional writing
and works closely with the school's office of Legal Services
instructors who are prepared to assist writers with everything
to coordinate activities. Through its internal technical review
from course assignments to scholarship and job applications.
team and external Advisory Board, OTT strives to:
This service is free to CSM students, faculty, and staff and
(1) Initiate and stimulate entrepreneurship and develop-
entails one-to-one tutoring and online resources (at
ment of mechanisms for effective investment of
http://www.mines.edu/academic/lais/wc/).
CSM’s intellectual capital;
Off-Campus Study
(2) Secure CSM’s intellectual properties generated by
A student must enroll in an official CSM course for any
faculty, students, and staff;
period of off-campus, course-related study, whether U.S. or
(3) Contribute to the economic growth of the community,
foreign, including faculty-led short courses, study abroad, or
state, and nation through facilitating technology trans-
any off-campus trip sponsored by CSM or led by a CSM fac-
fer to the commercial sector;
ulty member. The registration must occur in the same term
(4) Retain and motivate faculty by rewarding entrepre-
that the off-campus study takes place. In addition, the stu-
neurship;
dent must complete the necessary release, waiver, and emer-
gency contact forms, transfer credit pre-approvals, and
(5) Utilize OTT opportunities to advance high-quality
FERPA release, and provide adequate proof of current health
faculty and students;
insurance prior to departure. For additional information con-
(6) Generate a new source of revenue for CSM to expand
cerning study abroad requirements, contact the Office of In-
the school’s research and education.
ternational Programs at (303) 384-2121; for other
Public Relations
information, contact the Registrar’s Office.
The communications staff in the President's Office is re-
Office of International Programs
sponsible for public relations and marketing initiatives at
The Office of International Programs (OIP) fosters and
Mines. For information about the School's publications
facilitates international education, research and outreach at
guidelines, including the use of Mines logos, and for media-
CSM. OIP is administered by the Office of Academic Affairs.
related requests, contact Marsha Williams, Director of Inte-
OIP is located in 204 Thomas Hall. For more specific
grated Marketing Communications, at 303-273-3326 or
information about study abroad and other international pro-
marswill@mines.edu; or Karen Gilbert, Public Relations
Specialist, at 303-273-3541 or Karen.Gilbert@is.mines.edu.
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Registrar
Research Administration
LARA MEDLEY, Registrar
The Office of Research Administration (ORA), under the
DAHL GRAYCKOWSKI, Associate Registrar
Vice President for Finance and Administration, provides ad-
DIANA ANGLIN, Assistant Registrar
ministrative support in proposal preparation and contract and
JUDY WESTLEY, Records Specialist
grant administration, which includes negotiation, account set-
ADRIENNE BRITO, Registration Specialist
up, and close out of expired agreements. Information on any
KRISTI PUNCHES, Reporting Specialist
of these areas of research and specific forms can be accessed
MARGARET KENNEY, Administrative Assistant
on our web site at www.is.mines.edu/ora.
The Office of the Registrar supports the academic mission
of the Colorado School of Mines by providing service to our
Special Programs and Continuing
current and former students, faculty, staff, and administra-
Education (SPACE)
tion. These services include maintaining and protecting the
The SPACE Office offers short courses, special pro-
integrity and security of the official academic record, regis-
grams, and professional outreach programs to practicing
tration, degree verification, scheduling and reporting. Our
engineers and other working professionals. Short courses,
office routinely reviews policy, makes recommendations for
offered both on the CSM campus and throughout the US,
change, and coordinates the implementation of approved pol-
provide concentrated instruction in specialized areas and are
icy revisions.
taught by faculty members, adjuncts, and other experienced
professionals. The Office offers a broad array of program-
The Office of the Registrar seeks to fulfill this mission
ming for K-12 teachers and students through its Teacher
through a commitment to high quality service provided in a
Enhancement Program, and the Denver Earth Science Project.
professional, efficient and courteous manner. Our specific
The Office also coordinates educational programs for inter-
services include but are not limited to:
national corporations and governments through the Inter-
l Enrollment and degree verifications
national Institute for Professional Advancement and hosts the
l Transcripts
Mine Safety and Health Training Program. A separate bulletin
l Degree auditing and diplomas (undergraduate)
lists the educational programs offered by the SPACE Office,
l Transfer credit entry and verification
CSM, 1600 Arapahoe St., Golden, CO 80401. Phone: 303
l Veteran's Administration Certifying Official services
273-3321; FAX 303 273-3314; email space@mines.edu;
l Registration setup and execution
website www.mines.edu/Outreach/Cont_Ed.
l Course and room scheduling
Telecommunications
l Academic and enrollment reporting
The Telecommunications Office is located in the CTLM
l Residency for current students
building 2nd floor east end room 256 and provides telephone
l Grade collection, reporting and changes
services to the campus. The Office is open 8:00am to
4:00pm Monday through Friday, and can be reached by call-
Management of the Registrar's Office adheres to the guide-
ing (303) 273-3122 or via the web at
lines on professional practices and ethical standards devel-
http://www.mines.edu/academic/computer/telecom/.
oped by the American Association of Collegiate Registrars
and Admissions Officers (AACRAO). Our office also com-
Courtesy phones are provided on each floor of the tradi-
plies with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of
tional residence halls and Weaver Towers as well as School
1974 (FERPA), Colorado Department of Higher Education
owned fraternities and sororities. In-room phones are avail-
rules and policies, and the Colorado School of Mines policies
able to students living in Mines Park for $18.50 per month.
on confidentiality and directory information.
Students wishing to take advantage of in-room phones in
Mines Park should contact the Telecommunications office to
The Registrar's Office is located in the Student Center,
arrange for service. Telephone sets are not provided by the
Room 31. Hours of operation are Monday/Tuesday/Thurs-
Telecommunications office.
day/Friday, 9am-5pm; Wednesday 10am-5pm. The office
phone number is (303) 273-3200. The fax number is (303)
Students wishing to make long distance calls from any
384-2253. Lara Medley represents Colorado School of
CSM provided phone need to obtain a long distance account
Mines as the Registrar. She is normally available on a walk-
code from the Telecommunications office or use a third party
in basis (when not in meetings) if a student or other client has
"calling card". Rates on the school's long distance accounts
an issue that needs special attention. Appointments are also
are currently 5 cents per minute, 24 hours a day, seven days a
welcomed.
week. International rates are available at the Telecommunica-
tions Office or through the web. Monthly and/or long dis-
tance charges are assessed to the student accounts by the 5th
of each month for calls made the prior month, and invoices
are mailed directly to students at their campus address.
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Women in Science, Engineering and
Mathematics (WISEM) Program
The mission of WISEM is to enhance opportunities for
women in science and engineering careers, to increase reten-
tion of women at CSM, and to promote equity and diversity
in higher education. The office sponsors programs and serv-
ices for the CSM community regarding gender and equity
issues. For further information, contact: Debra K. Lasich,
Executive Director of the Women in Science, Engineering
and Mathematics Program, Colorado School of Mines, 1500
Illinois Street, Golden, CO 80401-1869. Phone (303) 273-
3097; email dlasich@mines.edu; website
http://wisem/mines.edu.
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Directory of the School
BOARD OF TRUSTEES
NIGEL T. MIDDLETON, 1990-B.Sc., Ph.D., University of
VICKI COWART, 1500 Illinois Street, Golden, CO 80401
the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg; Senior Vice-President for
Strategic Enterprises; Professor of Engineering, P.E., S.
FRANK DeFILIPPO, 25763 Bristlecone Court, Golden, CO
Africa
80401
KIRSTEN VOLPI, 2005-B.S., University of Colorado; CPA;
TERRY FOX, 3150 Fox Street, Wheat Ridge, CO 80214
Senior Vice President for Finance and Administration
L. ROGER HUTSON, HRM Resources LLC, 410 17th
JOHN POATE, 2006-B.S., M.S., Melbourne University;
Street, Suite 1200, Denver, CO 80202
M.A., Ph.D., Australian National University; Vice President
MICHAEL S. NYIKOS, 2285 El Rio Drive, Grand Junction,
for Research and Technology Transfer
CO 81503
DAN FOX, 2005-B.S., Montana State University, M.S., East-
JAMES SPAANSTRA, Faegre & Benson, LLP, 3200 Wells
ern New Mexico University, Ph.D., University of Northern
Fargo Center, 1700 Lincoln Street, Denver, CO 80203
Colorado; Vice President for Student Life and Dean of
TERRANCE G. TSCHATSCHULA, Blue Sky Energy, 2121
Students
S. Oneida Street, Suite 625, Denver, CO 80224
MOLLY WILLIAMS, 2008-B.S., State University of New
JOHN DORGAN, Faculty Representative
York College at Cortland; M.S., State University of New
York at Albany; Vice President for University Advancement
DAMIAN ILLING, Student Representative
PETER HAN, 1993-A.B., University of Chicago; M.B.A.,
EMERITUS MEMBERS OF BOT
University of Colorado; Chief of Staff
Ms. Sally Vance Allen
ANNE STARK WALKER, 1999-B.S., Northwestern Univer-
Mr. John J. Coors
sity; J.D., University of Denver; General Counsel
Mr. Joseph Coors, Jr.
Mr. William K. Coors
MICHAEL DOUGHERTY, 2003-B.A., Cumberland College:
Dr. DeAnn Craig
M.B.A., University of Alaska Anchorage; Associate Vice
Mr. Frank Erisman
President for Human Resources
Mr. Hugh W. Evans
ANITA PARISEAU, 2004-B.S., Ithaca College; Director of
Mr. Jack Grynberg
Alumni Relations/Executive Director CSM Alumni Associa-
Rev. Don K. Henderson
tion
Mr. Anthony L. Joseph
Ms. Karen Ostrander Krug
Mr. J. Robert Maytag
LORING ABEYTA, 2006-B.A., University of Denver; M.A.,
Mr. Terence P. McNulty
St. Thomas Seminary; Ph.D., University of Denver, Program
Mr. Donald E. Miller
Manager, Guy T. McBride, Jr. Honors Program and Lecturer
Mr. F. Steven Mooney
SARAH ANDREWS, 2005-B.S., Indiana University, Assis-
Mr. Randy L. Parcel
tant Director of Admissions
Mr. David D. Powell, Jr.
GEOFFREY B. BARSCH, 2004-B.S., Colorado State Uni-
Mr. John A. Reeves, Sr.
versity; Director, Budget and Planning
Mr. Fred R. Schwartzberg
Mr. Ted P. Stockmar
GARY L. BAUGHMAN, 1984-B.S.Ch.E., Ohio University;
Mr. Charles E. Stott, Jr.
M.S., Ph.D., Colorado School of Mines; Director of Special
Mr. David J. Wagner
Programs and Continuing Education
Mr. J. N. Warren
DAVID G. BEAUSANG, 1993-B.S., Colorado State Univer-
Mr. James C. Wilson
sity; Computing Support Specialist
ADMINISTRATION
GARY L. BOWERSOCK, JR, 1996-B.S., Colorado Techni-
Executive Staff
cal University; Director of Facilities Management
MYLES W. SCOGGINS, 2006-B.S., Ph.D., University of
HEATHER BOYD, 1990-B.S., Montana State University;
Tulsa; M.S., University of Oklahoma; President
M.Ed., Colorado State University; Director of Enrollment
Management
STEVEN P. CASTILLO, 2009-B.Sc., New Mexico State
University; M.S., Ph.D., University of Illinois, Urbana;
THOMAS M. BOYD, 1993-B.S., M.S., Virginia Polytechnic
Provost
Institute and State University; Ph.D., Columbia University;
Dean of Graduate Studies; Associate Professor of Geo-
physics
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RONALD L. BRUMMETT, 1993-B.A., Metropolitan State
BRUCE P. GOETZ, 1980-84, 1987- B.A., Norwich Univer-
College; M.A., University of Northern Colorado; M.B.A.,
sity; M.S., M.B.A., Florida Institute of Technology; Director
University of Colorado Denver; Director of Student Services
of Admissions
CAROL R. CHAPMAN, 1999-B.A.,Wells College; M.P.A.,
DAHL GRAYCKOWSKI, 2004-B.S, DeVry University, As-
University of Colorado; Special Assistant to the President
sociate Registrar
DIXIE CIRILLO, 1991-B.S., University of Northern Colo-
JENNIFER HANNON, 2008